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settling in monday right through thanksgiving on thursday. we're breaking it all down for you right now as the eyeopener continues. announcer: now on newscenter 5 eyeopener -- emily: breaking this morning, police under fire as a man holes up in norton. randy: the search is on for a wanted man with an odd distinction. the mistake an accused bank robber keeps making. emily: new speculation about mitt romney and the trump administration. the cabinet post he could fill. it's on the eye for this friday morning. announcer: you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning. this is newscenter 5's eyeopener. randy: also on the eye this morning -- bracing for winter. emily: it will be here before we know it. the t has new tools to take on the snow. first cindy with a look at the forecast. no snow today. cindy: no, today is going to be a fantastic fall day. looking good for friday.
boston 43. it's closer to 50 on cape cod, where we do have some clouds. these are coming in off an ocean storm which is going to stay out at sea, but it is kicking up the wind this morning. high pressure building in with sunshine and light winds for the rest of us. notice gusts to 30 on the cape. the winds are going to stay up here, active throughout the day. it is a windy day on cape cod. cloud cover, though, will be diminishing elsewhere. sun is up at 6:39. by 9:00 a.m., we'll be near 50 degrees. mid 50's for your lunch hour and topping out today very close to 60 degrees. should get there places like nashua, lawrence, taunton, with mid 50's elsewhere, especially on cape cod. watching this, though, in the middle of the country. this makes a run at us on sunday. more details in your weekend forecast just ahead. let's get you out to the roads right now. good morning, olessa. olessa: good morning, cindy. good morning, everyone. a live look at the zakim bridge, the leverett connector. we're doing fine both directions, southbound toward the bottom of the screen.
south. watching one construction project just about wrapped up on 93 northbound by route 24. route 3 looks good out of weymouth. no complaints on 95. road work clearing on 128 southbound south of highland ave. so far trains and buses starting on schedule. randy: breaking overnight, a tense situation as police swarm a neighborhood. emily: a mother and child caught in the middle of all of this, and the eyeopener's antoinette antonio is live in norton right now with wt antoinette: emily and randy, police made an arrest overnight, the man who was barricaded inside a home just beyond those trees. he said he had a gun, several rounds of ammunition. police say he even fired at them. here's a look at that scene from overnight. this tense situation starting around 9:30 last night. police were called to the home on john scott boulevard because of an argument between a man and woman. that woman managed to escape the home with a young child, but the
barricaded himself inside. the swat team and other local police agencies were all called in. at one point, police say several rounds of ammunition were fired at officers. one round even striking a police vehicle. mullet eventually surrendered, and he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. he now faces several charges, including assault with intent to murder. there were no injuries in the incident. we're live in norton this morning. newscenter 5. randy: thank you. firefighters are trying to figure out what started a house fire in tewksbury. this happened last night. the home is at 36 chandler street. as you can see from this photo, which we got from the police department, this was a raging fire. we're told by the fire department that this house was abandoned. it does not appear to be suspicious. two firefighters were treated for minor injuries here. emily: right now, an intense search for this man, the suspect in a rash of bank robberies. he's been dubbed the spelling
on all of the notes he passes to tellers demanding cash. the most recent bank robbery happened at a t.d. bank in peabody. he has never shown a weapon, but investigators say he has seemed more and more agitated with every heist he pulls off. >> this person has been leaning in over the teller counter to interact with the tellers, and the tone of verbal interaction with the tellers has become more aggressive. emily: there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. randy: right now, an 18-year-old is getting ready to face a judge today, charged with attacking a 14-year-old girl. john allen charged with assault. police say he grabbed the victim by the neck at a school bus stop in bourne last week, nearly strangling her, before driving away. boston police investigating a deadly shooting which happened
when police were called to this home on west cottage street, there was a report of an intruder there. however, officers were able to determine that the two men did know each other. there was a confrontation there, leaving one of them did. the city's police commissioner saying there are just too many guns on the streets. >> two families that will be impacted forever here. again, mayor walsh, myself, always talking about the violence and how many guns are out there. and this is why street. randy: the other person involved is being questioned by police. no names have been released at this time. emily: right now, donald trump is getting ready for more high-profile meetings as he tries to fill out his white house. and the eyeopener's erika tarantal is here with more. erika: a local name getting a lot of attention but first an actual pick.
national security advisor. he's been critical of the current administration. the big talk is about former massachusetts governor mitt romney. he'll meet with mr. trump tomorrow despite his blistering attacks on then candidate trump. he may be a candidate. >> he's well respected. we're happy that two well-respected businessmen who had the courage to run for president of the united states erika: the president-elect is taking credit for ford not moving a lincoln model to mexico. ford, which never planned to close that plant, is still planning to move some production of the focus from michigan to mexico. emily? emily: thank you. ohio congressman tim ryan is trying to change up the democratic leadership in the house. he's challenging house minority
slot. pelosi has led house democrats since 2003. congressman ryan has been lobbying for the post by calling for a much needed change, he says. the leadership vote will be held on november 30. only on 5 -- the wife of former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi is sharing her relief that he has been released from prison early. dimasi was sentenced in 2011 to eight years in federal prison for extortion and fraud but has been suffering from neck, tongue radiation damaged his esophagus, so he's only able to swallow liquids and pureed food. debbie dimasi tells our janet wu he's lost 70 pounds. >> with his swallowing being the way it is, he's wasting away to nothing. emily: the judge has granted dimasi a compassionate release. randy: there are new numbers this morning as the state tries to curb suspension rates for
commonwealth. the department of elementary and secondary education found that english language learners were suspended at a rate of 5.4% in 2015. now, that is up from 5% the year before. the rate climbed for low-income students to 7.7% from 7.2. the report finds that black and hispanic students are suspended at a greater rate than white students. state regulations these rates because suspended students are more likely to drop out. a court ruling is expected today as some new hampshire school districts brace for a possible bus strike. the timberlane and hampstead districts want to force an early warning before a strike.
it will affect over 4,000 students. emily: the t is vowing this year's winter will not bring service interruptions. the changes they're already making for riders. also, a brawl unexpectedly broken up. the scary surprise putting a stop to the violence. and mcdonald's shaping up service a bit. the option coming to boston soon. erika? erika: we're waiting to hear when a suspect with a standoff will be in court. the house when police arrived. no one was hurt. we have a reporter gathering information right now. cindy: a beautiful day on tap weatherwise. a colder pattern will be moving in starting later this weekend. the timing on that. some rain coming with it. take a look at the temperatures as you're heading out the door this morning. quite a difference.
reporter: boy, are they ready. rising tide charter public school. thank you so much. emily: cannot wait to see everybody tomorrow at america's hometown thanksgiving in plymouth. coming up next hour, we'll meet our special v.i.p. viewer guest. randy: let's just call her and wake her up. emily: surprise. cindy: all eyes on the weather. we're doing good. a few clouds may come in later in the morning. that's it. we're going to be dry with sunshine early on. temperatures in the low to mid 50's. wind off the water out of the northeast. great weather again this year. good thing the parade is not on sunday. by sunday the storm that's impacting the dakotas today and on into minnesota, that storm will be here sunday. saturday the pick of our weekend. you see blizzard warning up western minnesota, northeast
out across this area. this is really the first blast of winter, the first winter storm we've dealt with across the country. bringing quite a bit of snow to the rockies. it's 70 in kansas city and 21 in denver. that's the contrast helping to energize this storm. we're going to stay over on the milder side of the storm with rain initially. but this morning we're running in the upper 30's in worcester, low 40's boston, near 50 on the cape. the cape is e it's coming off a storm off the ocean. it's going to stay in the ocean and high pressure is building from the west. it's setting up to be a really nice day. we will have light winds for most areas. this is the wind over the next 12 hours in boston. around 10 miles per hour or so. but on the cape, it's a different story. there will likely be guests to 30 miles an hour during the morning hours. we'll still be gusting over 20 miles an hour in the afternoon. windy on the cape. clouds thin out to sunshine.
there you see the clouds thinning out on the cape this morning. loads of sunshine today. clear skies tonight. we're down in the 30's in most of the suburbs although 40's in boston and on cape cod, coldest suburbs could drop into the upper 20's. tomorrow, it's one more day in the 50's, and then things change as that storm works in from the west. it's likely going to spread in some rain showers starting saturday night, and as colder air wraps in, rain is going western new england, where there could be minor accumulation, even a few flakes. saturday the pick day of your weekend in the 50's. a few clouds saturday evening coming in. the clouds fill in overnight. notice how that rain spreads in by late sunday morning, a period of showers ending in the afternoon, but look at the snow out toward the berkshires. a few flakes around worcester county as well. notice what happens. colder air settles in. only near 40 on monday. this is it. last day in the 50's today and
we're not seeing any issues on the roads. there's a live look outside. zakim bridge looking good. we're watching what's left of overnight construction. a couple more minutes and it will be out of your way. no problems heading into boston. south construction cleared on 93 north. route 3 as well. no complaints on 95. 128 and the pike looking great. north of town, no p 93 looking good out of methuen all the way down to the leverett connector. so far trains and buses are starting the morning on schedule. randy? randy: trains stalled, passengers stranded, commuters still shivering at the thought that winter of 2014, and many still are asking olessa what the t is doing to make things better for this coming year. olessa: it's a big question as the weather gets colder. i went to the top to get answers for you.
crippled our public transportation system in the winter of 2014? brian shortsleeve remembers too well. >> i know we have to do better. olessa: in order to prevent a nightmare, the t put a plan into action last year. >> we've invested over $90 million into infrastructure. so the system from a resiliency standpoint is in better shape. olessa: phase one focused on large parts of the orange and red lines. now they're in phase rail. we have snow equipment in place. we're confident the subway will be running. olessa: another new weapon, snowzilla to battle blizzard conditions. >> we have more than 240 pieces of equipment. olessa: the t will invest $500 million for new orange line cars, new red line cars and new power and signal signals. >> the t can't fail our riders
ready for winter. olessa: the t is planning to improve communication with social media playing a huge role. they're going to improve communication with passengers when there are alerts and service changes, including, of course, on social media. that's where everybody is. twitter, facebook, and if you have a commuting question, you can ask olessa. emily: a wild brawl on when a car slams into a bar. the driver took off and it's still on the loose. one man was taken to a hospital where he refused treatment. no one was inside the bar at the time of the crash. your economy headlines this friday. asian shares were mostly mixed overnight. right now, stock futures here are lower. the big driver right now, anticipation that the fed will hike interest rates next month. massachusetts lost more than 5,000 jobs last month, and
economic experts say the largest losses were in education and health services as well as leisure and hospitality. backing up this theory is the unemployment rate, which actually plunged to 3.3% in october. table service could be coming to a mcdonald's near you. the fast-food chain says 500 stores are testing table service. people wait for an employee to bring food to them. boston, chicago, seattle, and washington, d.c. death defying way to dunk a cookie and the best way to avoid choosing between cake and pie. randy: can't wait. that's ahead in eyepoppers. erika: 5 investigates for grand prix holders. also, a hate crime on the red line. how another passenger saved a woman from the cruel comments of teenage girls.
syria. the rescue offering hope in that crushing civil war. plus we invite you to check out the new wcvb.com. the upgrade designed to deliver breaking news and weather not only faster but using new technology to give you a better experience every time. the latest weather conditions and alerts will be front and center on every page. best of all, our app and website now have the same streamlined look. if you are already using our
emily: it is 5:22 on your friday morning. and we are looking west at a winter storm moving through the dakotas and minnesota today. that is going to bring us some rain by sunday. in the meantime, we've got a couple more nice days to enjoy. gusts to near 30 miles an hour on the cape this morning. notice there on the cape it's close to 50 now. and over the next 12 hours, clouds and windly afternoon. it's a breezy, cooler day. in the low 50's on the cape. elsewhere starting out in the 30's and 40's. heading into the mid and upper 50's. near 60 with lots of sunshine. clouds increase. we're still mild in the 50's. rain and maybe late-day flurries on sunday. emily: just about time for eyepoppers this morning.
this guy here, watch this. it's incredible. he bungee jumped holding a cookie in his hand. and he manages to hit the tea target perfectly. emily: no! olessa: look at that. 240-foot jump in the united kingdom setting the record for the highest cookie dunk. did you know there was a record for that? he broke it. emily: awesome. olessa: he wins cookies a new trend in deliciousness. piecaken. emily: oh, my gosh. olessa: piecaken is catching on. cinnamon buttercream separating the desserts. emily: i could get onboard with that. olessa: yes. i found something you like. randy: finally. thank you.
race despite an unusual setback. how a deer nearly ruined his day. and an arizona police officer claims this punch was warranted. his reason for this rough response. friday morning, the weekend is here. if you don't have plans, join us in plymouth this weekend for the thanksgiving parade. >> this is an editorial by wcvb channel 5's president and general eral valuating a new president is the first 100 days in office. the clock is running right now on his new administration. his choices will draw extra scrutiny with no past track record to weigh. will president-elect trump surround himself with more
his chief stat gist? it's unclear. the transition team is in transition. we should know soon. what is clear, trump is reaffirming some of his campaign promises and already softening others. reflecting consistenty with his campaign pledges, he'll put pro life judges on the supreme court. the second amendment seems safe while the first amendment may be in jeopardy. the wall instead of departing all illegal immigrants, and target the criminal element. he may not try to throw hillary clinton in jail. will he drain the swamp or simply restock it? depends on your definition and point of view. and instead of throwing out all of obamacare, he's opened the door to reform rather than repeal and replace. both his supporters and
to stop the act. >> mitt romney headed for the trump white house. new details on a weekend meeting. >> and a little boy pulled from the rubble alive. a miraculous rescue in syria on the eye. announcer: you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning. this is newscenter 5's eyeopener. randy: 5:30 and they're happy on the southeast expressway in boston this morning. as you it is friday. the weekend is here. emily: friday! randy: good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm randy price. emily: i'm emily riemer. another nice day. cindy: we are. although there's one exception. we're all looking at a nice day except for the cape. the weather on the cape can be so different. look at the winds this morning. most areas there are light but they're sustained at 20 on the cape, gusting higher.
temperatures there. it's near 50 on the cape. elsewhere 30's and 40's. chilly out the door. we have a blanket of clouds. the northern extent is near plymouth harbor. these are low-level clouds coming off a huge storm spinning out in the ocean. it's going to stay out here, but it's kicking up the wind. high pressure from the west will eat away at the clouds. the winds will stay with you on the cape all day long. it's a windy day for strong. we have a ton of sunshine in store. sun is up at 6:39. 9:00 a.m. near 50 and in the 50's through the afternoon, topping out near 60 today. should get there up through the merrimack valley and down in parts of southeastern massachusetts as well. big storm, though, in the middle of the country that has its eyes on us on sunday. more of the weekend forecast is ahead. let's get to the roads. how are we looking, olessa? olessa: not too bad. a little volume on the expressway.
let's go to the maps check the rest of your ride. one incident, one car involved, route 2 westbound, a crash near emerson hospital. 93 looks good out of methuen all the way down into town and so far along the pike your ride is only 15 minutes, 495 to 128. heading south, no issues on 95 or 24. and the expressway 10 to 15 braintree into boston. schedule. emily: breaking news on this morning. erika: a standoff in norton over police say a man was armed and hit a police cruiser is in custody. heath mullet surrendered. antoinette antonio is getting the latest. a bourne teen will face a judge after police say he attacked a girl at a bus stop. 18-year-old john allen was
driving away last week. former massachusetts governor mitt romney is meeting with donald trump tomorrow. despite his attacks on trump during the campaign, romney may be a candidate for secretary of state. emily, randy? randy: 5:33. three girls facing charges after an alarming attack on the t. emily: sera congi is live. sera: it all came to an end here at andrew station when button. it started november 7 at the savin hill station when a 49-year-old woman got on a red line train. according to police, three teenage girls told the woman to, quote, go back to her own country. they allegedly targeted her, mocking her accent. when the victim tried to move away, police say t girls repeatedly punched her and struck her in the face with a cell phone. a witness hit the emergency button and says the girls were celebrating as they got off the train.
them, which police showed to boston public school officials, and the girls were identified and arrested. they are due back in court later this month. as we have reported, there's been such concern by the state over hate crimes that a new hotline has been established. live in south boston, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. randy: thank you. we're now hearing the calls for help after this violent crash in revere. a car was cut in half by that passing commuter rail train. neighbors called police after the crash. >> 9-1-1. what is the address of your emergency? >> a car was just smashed with the train. >> what? >> a car was just hit by the train. >> a car was hit by a train? >> yes, that's correct. randy: you can see here the driver go around the safety gates on oak island road at glendale right into the path of that oncoming commuter rail train. police say he'd just been involved in a hit-and-run crash. he took off but later turned
massachusetts and new hampshire are joining dozens of other states now in a drug manufacturer lawsuit. the state is claiming the maker of suboxone conspired with another drug manufacturer to delay the availability of a generic alternative. according to this lawsuit, the deal forced consumers to pay artificially high prices for the drug since 2009. annual sales of suboxonepe the front lines of the war on opioids. it's worse than ever before. investigative reporter karen anderson was with the chelsea fire department. their engine 2 is one of the busiest firetrucks in the country and the problem is fires. it's overdoses, sometimes several a day. firefighters think they got to this man just in time. the state estimates more people are on track this year to die from opioids than last year. chelsea is bringing together
specialists going door to door to try to get people into rehab. >> really, right now, in terms of overdose prevention in our region, narcan training, we're just trying to make sure people stop dying at a rate of about five a day. >> things haven't slowed up for you guys, though. >> no. no, certainly not. >> we're still right in the midst of an opioid crisis. it's not going away any time soon. emily: these workers and the state tell karen they're seeing more fentanyl on the that causes its own problems, because it's more powerful and less responsive to narcan than heroin. randy: 5 investigates is also learning about good news for ticket holders of the canceled boston grand prix race. refunds are here. the state attorney general's office sent out $650,000 in checks to more than 1,100 consumers, each person getting a full refund. boston grand prix filed for
are trying to get money returned. an arizona police officer seen punching a woman in the face. why he says the situation called for such force. a tough hit for a former boston college football player. ahead in news to go, an update on our breaking news this morning. a norton neighborhood is safe after an overnight standoff there. one man was arrested after
olessa: good morning. live look at the pike. eastbound side heading to the top of the screen. so far not seeing any problems right now. we're in good shape. no major issues to report. we're hoping for that friday light volume. definitely not complaining about the weather today, cindy. cindy: no, it's going to turn into a really nice day. we're starting in the 30's and 40's. gusty winds on cape cod where it's near 50 this morning. the winds are going to stay active with more clouds on the cape. elsewhere, afternoon. fantastic friday. saturday is the pick day of the weekend. on sunday, got some rain in the morning and turning blustery and colder. flurries from the worcester hills to the berkshires. emily: caught on camera. an arizona police officer under investigation for punching a woman in the face. the officer claims that woman was resisting arrest. but the force of that punch is raising some questions. this all happened in flagstaff.
was being evicted from an apartment. he says the woman kicked him and kneed him in the groin. >> punched in the face a few times. i was choked. it was a brutal attack. >> we immediately became concerned. we initiated an internal investigation and placed the officer on administrative leave. >> i didn't do anything! emily: the officer under investigation has no history of excessive force. randy: new overnight -- an emotional rescue in syria, blast. new information on the death of a gorilla in an ohio zoo. the mistake putting that animal and zoo visitors at risk. you heard of getting taken down by the competition. something he would had one runner down and out, at least for a little while. you'll see it happen in news to go this morning underway on this
we asked a group of young people wstart saving for retirement. then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can. it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today,
breaking news news in norton, boston, and erika has overnight developments on a trump-romney meeting set for this weekend. randy: but first this. ooh. moving through the mountain states in the midwest, colorado in the 80's earlier this week and yesterday this was happening. whiteout conditions are on the move heading north and south
emily: mm-hmm. i look at that video. cindy: imagine how they feel. it was 80 on wednesday and that on thursday. the first taste of a winter storm we've had across the country. emily: cindy: it's moving toward us in a fashion that's going to bring us rain on sunday. big pattern change once the storm goes by. it's getting much, much colder. there are blizzard warnings in western minnesota with this storm system. it is on the move, though, and it's going to bring some snow to parts of th well by the weekend. high pressure, though, in control today, but there's a big storm offshore, and it's throwing back some clouds on the cape. the northern extent right around the plymouth harbor area. you have the clouds and you'll see those clouds dissipate after lunchtime. we'll brighten up in the afternoon. the rest of us have clear skies and a really nice day on tap. look at the winds throughout the day. they'll be gusting along the coastline and could gust to 30 miles an hour on the cape.
conditions for you on the cape. elsewhere, we're not dealing with that at all. look at the temperatures. just 30 in orange. 29 in keene. 38 worcester. running in the lower 40's boston. temperatures are going to come up to around 60 in most spots today. the exception will be on the cape cod. we're down in the 20's and 30's, but right at the immediate coastline and the cape, we should hold in the 40's overnight, but clear skies starting out on saturday, and then a few clouds may come in off the ocean, especially southeastern massachusetts, but the system off to the west comes in with some showers as we head toward saturday night, and we'll see a period of rain on sunday morning, and then maybe some flurries in the afternoon and evening hours, especially from worcester county westward. saturday clearly is the pick day of the weekend. sunshine early with clouds in the afternoon. last day in the 50's for a while coming up tomorrow. let's get you out to the roads right now. how are we looking, olessa. olessa: not too bad. southbound side, you can see heading toward the bottom of the screen. so far so good.
all the overnight construction is gone. we're watching one crash, route 2 westbound by emerson hospital. eastbound side, a tap of the brakes. but that's it. 93 south still looking good out of methuen into andover and it stays light down to the leverett connector. as you travel west of town, eastbound on the pike, your ride about 15 minutes, 495 to 128. and heading south, much of the same, expressway 10 to 15, braintree into boston. so far trains and buses are running on schedule. any traffic holiday, there could be added trouble on the mass pike. the toll booth demolition project is going to continue through the middle of next wednesday. it's phase two of the project, which involves road reconstruction and drainage work. a spokesperson at massdot says most construction will end wednesday afternoon and resume the following monday. randy: 5:47. breaking overnight -- a mother and young child are
norton. emily: antoinette antonio with new information on a frightening scene, antoinette. antoinette: it was, emily. police say that man who barricaded himself actually fired several shots at police officers, even hitting a police vehicle. he eventually surrendered and he is now facing several charges. here is a look at that scene from overnight. this all started around 9:30 last night. it was a domestic argument at a home on john scott boulevard that police were called to. a woman and child escaped from the home where police say 42-year-old heath mullet barricaded himself w he also said he had several rounds of ammunition. mullet allegedly shot at a police vehicle before he surrendered. police say they did not fire back. he now faces several charges, including assault with intent to murder, and he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. we're live in norton this morning, antoinette antonio, wcvb newscenter 5. >> a hate crime on the t's red line. three teenage girls target a
immigrant. it happened november 7. the girls told the 49-year-old woman to go back to her own country. they allegedly mocked her accent. the woman was repeatedly punched in the face with a cell phone when she tried to get away. another passenger hit the emergency button, which ended the attack. one witness took a photo which police used to track down and identify the girls and arrest them. live at andrew station in south boston, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. president-elect donald trump, retired general michael flynn has been offered the post of national security advisor. highly critical of the obama administration, he's called for a more aggressive fight against isis. former massachusetts governor mitt romney, a very vocal trump critic, is set to meet with the president-elect tomorrow. they're talking maybe a candidate for secretary of state. a lot of talk this morning about trump taking credit for ford's decision to not move the production of certain vehicles
about how much he actually influenced the automaker, which still plans to move some production there. emily? emily: erika, thank you. new overnight, dramatic video showing the moment a syrian boy is pulled from the rubble of a destroyed building. the building was hit in a seer of airstrikes in eastern aleppo. that 6-year-old rescued by a volunteer group. at least 21 people were killed and dozens more injured in the third consecutive day of bombings. many remain trapped under the rubble. a maine woman three years in prison in the drunk driving crash that killed a quincy teacher. carolyn lee is accused of leaving the scene of the august 2015 crash that killed 24-year-old emily zarnoch. zarnoch was walking along the street with her boyfriend when lee's vehicle went off the road and hit her. randy: a vermont man is going to spend 3 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to a deadly crash. prosecutors say that 20-year-old joseph castano was visiting his friend at endicott college in
19-year-old craig simpson was killed. after his jail time, he will serve three years probation and lose his license for 15 years. emily: breaking overnight, volkswagen announcing it is cutting thousands of jobs as it works to cut costs while recovering from its emissions scandal. 30,000 workers will lose their jobs with more than half of those losses in germany. the automaker says the cuts will save billions a year while it settlement with u.s. authorities and car owners. randy: federal investigators say the barrier for the gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo failed to meet safety standards. the report suggests that the zoo's dangerous animal response team acted appropriately when the 3-year-old boy fell into this enclosure. you see it happening here. this was last may. the incident prompted the team to shoot and kill a western lowland gorilla named harambe.
other disciplinary action against the zoo. emily: a bright and cheery forecast for the holiday shopping season. the massachusetts retailers association says its survey suggests a 3.9% increase in sales. last year, area stores saw a 4.7% boost. online sales across the country are also expected to see a significant bump, by at much as 10%. economic growth, low unemployment and low gas prices are fueling that forecast. scary and emotional moments on the field as panthers linebacker luke kuechly takes a hard hit. just under five minutes left, he went for a tackle against the saints and took a blow for the chin. he was in tears as were fans as he was carted off the field last night. the team says the fan favorite, who went to boston college, is being evag -- evaluated for a concussion. the bruins give it up. it appears they scored a clear
that was ruled off-sides. with under 45 seconds to go, the wild knocked one in on tuukka rask. bruins lose 1-0. red sox mookie betts taking second place as the american league m.v.p., receiving nine first-place votes, a close contest fo the winner, mike trout, who won 19 first-place votes. trout has long been regarded as randy: imagine this. a scary moment for a runner during a cross-country race in pennsylvania. yeah, he got taken out by a deer there. you see it happen. the animal sprinted across the field in center valley, ran smack into that guy. he went down hard but got up. he finished the race. the runner was bruised, but otherwise he's okay. emily: ouch. man. this morning, we're getting ready for a little early thanksgiving in plymouth. randy: we want to introduce you
us, our v.i.p. guests. sarah clifford and her fiance, joshua connors, will be our v.i.p. guests at america's hometown thanksgiving this weekend. the parade is tomorrow, and we hope everybody else comes down as well. they're actually getting married next week. they live in bourne. joshua is a police officer. can't wait to spend some time with them. emily: going to be great. randy: they're taking a break from all the wedding plans. emily: this might be cindy: hopefully the weather for their wedding will be as nice as it's going to be -- randy: it's going to be in jamaica. cindy: hey, it's all good. randy: it's a destination wedding. cindy: the weather is all good in plymouth tomorrow as well. clouds will try and sneak in off the ocean. temperatures in the 50's. hey, for november, that is all right. starting out this morning in the 30's and 40's. 38 in worcester, 43 in boston. colder pockets north and west.
we've got some clouds on the cape. elsewhere it is clear. sunshine all day long. sun is up at 6:39. by lunchtime we're in the mid 50's. we're making that run toward 60 degrees this afternoon. but it will be cooler on the cape, not just because of some cloud cover but also some winds. you can see the clouds on the cape this morning. they're coming in off a storm which is kicking up the winds this morning. we're looking at gusts to near 30 already. the winds are going to stay gusting 30, 40 miles per hour through the afternoon. elsewhere, not as much wind. pretty nice day f not quite as nice on cape cod today. 29 in orange. 30's and 40's for overnight lows. and we'll start out with lots of sunshine tomorrow. there you see clouds trying to come in off the ocean. our focus is to the west. big storm in the middle of the country is going to throw rain showers. starting saturday night into sunday morning. as colder air wraps in with this system, rain will change to snow through parts of interior northern new england, out into western massachusetts. there could be a couple of
worcester hills. saturday is the pick day of the weend. in the 50's. clouds starting to work in toward evening. overnight, the clouds fill in. band of showers mid to late morning on sunday, and then we're drying things out. in western massachusetts, rain changes to snow. there you see a couple of flakes trying to mix in in the worcester hills as well. blustery, colder, sunday, monday, right through thanksgiving. it looks dry for that big travel day before thanksgiving. let's talk traveling now on the roads. olessa, how are we doing? es delays 93 in somerville. southbound side trying to pick up that volume. let's go to the maps and check the rest of your ride. route 2 westbound, still watching this crash. one car involved. it shouldn't impact your commute too much by emerson hospital. eastbound side. patchy delays there. north, 93 starting to build volume from methuen into andover. more delays as you approach the leverett connector. eastbound on the pike, a crash eastbound by route 30.
now 20 to 25 minutes. heading south, so far 95 looks good. 24 starting to build delays as you travel out of brockton. it's about a 25-minute ride braintree to boston. randy: the search is on for a bank robber with an odd distinction. emily: the one word on every word he passes to tellers. and new this morning, is the t ready for winter? olessa