tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC November 11, 2015 5:00am-6:00am EST
the wind relaxes on sunday. by tuesday, we could be up near 60 degrees. average high this time of year is the lower 60' s. stormy conditions for you today. emily: a deadly plane crash, in the middle of an ohio neighborhood. why it' s stumping investigators, and the one relief for residents. randy: republican rivals, coming together on certain issues. s debate, and the candidates lighting up the campaign trail today. emily: big ideas, born on the battlefield. how one u-mass lowell student is helping other veterans fight for it' s on the eye for this veterans day. s news leader. 5 eyeopener. m randy price.
this morning, we launch our new "5 on campaign," "5 on veterans." we' re focusing on the role our military members have played in shaping the country. randy: we' ll feature their stories and also the challenges that many face, and what' s being done to help. there are more than 390,000 veterans living in massachusetts right now, according to the veterans administration. the largest single group is those who served in the vietnam war, nearly 130,000 of them. emily: in our coverage throughout the day we' ll feature personal stories, from veterans of the greatest generation those who fought in vietnam and post -9/11 veterans who struggle with anxiety and stress. you' ll hear how some veterans are using their own experiences to make the road to help and make it easier for others. and see the newest tools in medical and mental health and the research underway to help with treatment. randy: all that' s ahead, but first cindy has the forecast.
rain filling in across the area. heaviest rain is from plymouth to the cape. another band on the northern extent of 495. through the next couple of hours, the focus shifts with the heaviest rain into easternmost massachusetts. we will see the steady rain shift offshore midday. there could be pockets of missed and drizzle near the coast line. temperatures throughout the day, they do not change. notice the wind out of the northeast. 15 to 20 miles per hour. we have a wind advisory up until 7:00 this evening. it is a wet and windy , raw start
start to the commute. so far, we are doing ok. watching a disabled car inside it will be slow. ruth three northbound, expect a little bit of a delay. because of the rain. no major concerns down 93 out of new hampshire. trains and buses on schedule. emily: right now the investigation is underway after a plane slams right into a neighborhood. this morning nine people are , confirmed dead. s erika tarantal is tracking new information as it comes in. erika: that plane crashed right into an ohio apartment building and you can see the results. what we don' t know is why. all of this happening about two miles from the akron airport where it was supposed to land. the flames are now out but
residential area. investigators say there was no indication anything was wrong before the crash. those who live in the area are stunned. >> you do not think a plane would drop in a residential area. this is crazy. erika: remarkably there were no injuries on the ground as the building struck was empty. but the 9 people on board the plane, 2 pilots and 7 passengers were killed. a second building was also damaged. randy? randy: just hours after this showdown, several presidential candidates are preparing to converge on new hampshire. and there will be plenty of new fodder on the campaign trail this morning. the eye' s sera congi is live in manchester with the big moments and the road ahead. sera: donald trump will be the first on the ground here.
all of the candidates fresh off their latest debate which included big issues like the economy and immigration. >> we will have a wall. the wall will be built. it will be successful. if you think they do not work, ask israel. sera: donald trump re-affirming his position that a wall should be built on the u.s.-mexico border and that deportation to illegal immigrants is necessary. former florida governor jeb bush was quick to say he disagrees. >> 12 million illegal immigrants, 500,000 a month, it is not possible. values. sera: another issue brought up last night raising the minimum , wage. frontrunners donald trump and ben carson both stating that they do not support that.
were no complaints about the moderators or the questions. sera congi, newscenter 5. randy: in addition to donald trump, ted cruz, lindsey graham, rick santorum and democrat bernie sanders will attend veterans day events in new hampshire today. emily: right now a charlestown man is facing charges accused of pointing this at a driver during an apparent case of road rage. state police say they found the replica gun inside 20-year-old gary pimentel' s car. another driver says pimentel pointed the gun at her on the ramp from 93 north to mystic avenue. pimentel will be arraigned tomorrow. an update to a story we brought you as breaking news on tuesday' s eyeopener. progress for these protesters demanding higher pay in boston. just hours after protests around the city, a state senate committee advanced a bill that would give workers the minimum wage hike they' re demanding. >> it is a continuing step to
advance the lot of those in our economy at the lower end. >> this is something that can happen. it can happen here, too. emily: yesterday' s protests here mirrored similar demonstrations around the country all calling for a wave tight to $15 an hour. -- calling for a wage irease to $15 an hour. randy: right now a man accused of beating his neighbor' s dog to death is facing animal cruelty charges. neighbors told springfield police saw 66-year-old freddie guy with a metal object possibly a bat going toward two small barking dogs. after hearing a yelp they say guy was standing over a chihuahua, watching as it stopped moving. police arrested guy at his home. >> my mother called me hysterical. she thought it was my dog and was calling him by my dog' s name. the next thing you know, the dog is dead in the front. -- in the front yard. randy: witnesses told police guy always complained about barking
emily: the suspect in a deadly on bail this morning. prosecutors say michael hinds was drunk and driving aggressively on 495 in mansfield on monday when he hit a chevy gmc on the exit ramp. it flipped, killing the driver, jarrad aronne. in norton after leaving the here' s what prosecutors say he told police. >> i smashed into someone. it is not like i killed someone. >> that hurt. emily: aronne' s passenger said incident on their part. police say hinds has been accused of drunk driving at least twice before. new this morning, worcester is moving closer to a new plan to the city' he' s in favor of a clean needle exchange program. gary gemme says that program is needed to fight addiction and the spread of disease.
exchange for years. gemme dismissed arguments that the program would condone drug use. randy: "5 on veterans," a focus on the men and women who have served our country. emily: as you think about veterans today advocates ask that you think about compassion. veterans account for one in every five suicides across the country. in massachusetts, an average of 12 military members take their lives every year. one of the biggest risk groups are veterans between the ages of 18 and 24. they are 4 times more likely to commit suicide than civilians the same age. state officials say whether it' s depression or an issue like homelessness, sometimes simply talking can help. >> remind them, inform them that there is a person , a carrying person in their community looking for them, willing and able to assist them. any veteran is willing to help
another veteran. that makes a difference in their lives. emily: these are some of those veterans who want to help, the state' s veteran services officers. there is one in every city and town in the state. they help veterans get into programs and can help them with care and benefits. "5 on veterans" continues with the battle for military benefits. randy: how one student at u-mass lowell is using skills he learned in afghanistan to fight red tape at home. and homeowners might save some money on heat this winter. the break on the way in greater fall river. emily: black friday deals, available now. the stores offering bargains weeks ahead of time. cindy: stronger wind and rain this morning. the timing on win the heaviest rain moves out. take a closer look at the radar. the heaviest rain is focused in southeastern massachusetts. that will change through the morning hours.
randy: this veterans day, don' t forget the struggle for men and women at home. veterans and state leaders say the biggest challenges include post traumatic stress, substance abuse, and finding and maintaining employment. we' ll cover those topics right through 11:00 tonight on newscenter 5. since 1961, pearle vision has been providing expert eye care. today, we make caring for your eyes even easier by accepting most major health and vision plans, including eye med. this is genuine eye care in your neighborhood.
go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the u-local section of our website. cindy: we have had a dry stretch until now. we need the rain. it has been raining throughout the night. some areas, the puddles are larger than others. on the cape, barely anything. heaviest rain here through the morning hours. overall, a wet and windy day. if you have outdoor plans, you will be dealing with this weather. the rain will taper off. it could linger near the coast line. along the coast, we are going to have the strongest wind. this goes until about 7:00 this evening. there could be some gusts to 40 miles per hour. the northeasterly wind could
minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide. that impact is medium with our storm today. in terms of strength of the wind itself, a few scattered tree limbs. not concerned with power outages. the wind is gusting over 20 miles per hour. look at plymouth. the wind is strengthening as the storm is getting closer. its closest pass will be southeast of nantucket. in terms of the rain, some holes around worcester county. heaviest rain south of plymouth. there is another area of wayne on the northern extent, towards
there are pockets where the rain is coming down this morning. worcester, low 40' s. over the next 12 hours, temperatures go nowhere. we are going to hold it in the upper 40' s to around 50' s. we may sneak up to 55 on the cape this afternoon. heavier rain into eastern massachusetts this morning. beyond lunchtime and into the afternoon, there could be lingering pockets of mist and drizzle. we jump into the mid-50' s tomorrow. a front approaches in the afternoon. a band of showers coming into western parts of new england.
it is going to be a windy day. wendy and cooler. early next week , 62 on tuesday. emily: thank you. olessa: a live look at the bridge. for the most part, a quiet start. budget and extra travel time, especially on the secondary roadways. morning because of the rain. just cleared a disabled car. union street clearing. along the pike, so far, so good. 93 southbound, no complaints. trains and buses on schedule. emily: our "5 on veterans" continues.
the war against red tape. for many veterans, it' s a constant battle that lasts long after they leave the service. but one u-mass lowell student is now using the skills he learned in afghanistan to fight the frustrating process. >> that' s me setting up all the weapons up top in the turret. emily: david tetreault spent a year deployed to afghanistan as part of the massachusetts army national guard. there he mastered leadership, time management, and marksmanship. david when i qualified, i hit : every target. so they said ok, he' s in the gunner seat. emily: back home, he faced another battle, paperwork for federal benefits. david : this is what a veteran would see. you don' t even know what is what. and then boom, you have the application on page 7. emily: a senior at u-mass lowell, david turned his frustration into a business idea using the school' s "difference maker" program. >> we encourage our students to make a difference in an innovative, entrepreneurial way. we coach the students and help them to learn how to create a project that will solve a problem. emily: david now has a team to help design a web platform that
benefits. david so that way, when they : finish answering all of the questions that we have on the platform, this will actually complete the application for them, and they print it out, and they send it to the v.a. emily: david says this idea never would have crossed his mind without his military service. he now hopes to build a non-profit around the new web service, and get his mba. randy: mixed data from china causes asian stocks to fall back slightly overnight. u.s. investors will see if that information will impact wall street. stock futures are mixed this -- are up this morning. the dow added 27 points on tuesday. take advantage of black friday bargains now. best buy has announced that eight of its black friday deals are already available. at wal-mart, the sales have been running since halloween. and target, for the first time ever, will be launching 10 days of black friday bargains starting this sunday. not just that, you' ll be able to pre-order target'
deals from home. homeowners in the fall river should be paying less money on their electric bill this winter. a contract was just awarded to con-ed for 23 communities. the rate is just over $.09 per kilowatt hour. that' s $.035 cents cheaper than national grid' s offer. the average household should see saving close to $23 during the winter months starting in january. emily: stop signs that really drive home the message. and proof that even babies get songs stuck in their heads. it' s ahead in eyepoppers. erika? erika: then new at 5:30. strength and speed. the fitness secrets of world champion figure skaters. plus, a huge setback for fantasy sports sites. the new decision that could change the game. and our "5 on veterans" series continues with the push to make sure no one loses concern, or awareness, for the men and women
r brewed fresh because it's not just any coffee. it's your coffee, your dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'. cindy: starting out with wet conditions. heaviest rain towards the cape. the wind is gusting over 20 and 30 miles per hour. heaviest rain through the morning hours. temperatures near 50 this morning.
emily: olessa is back with your eye poppers. olessa: a unique approach to make drivers more mindful of a dangerous intersection. town officials in branson, missouri, have put up a new stop sign. it reads, "really, you gotta stop." the fire department says this area has been prone to accidents for years. and this is a good way to get drivers to become more aware. former boston pops conductor john williams would be proud. this toddler darth vader fan apparently can' t wait for the new "stars wars" movie. the baby monitor caught the little girl humming the "imperial march" from the original trilogy. she recently watched the films with dad and he says she'
easy. the secrets these world champs know about staying in shape that can help you, too. it is on the eye. randy: good morning. thank you for joining us. i am randy price. emily: and i' m emily riemer. this morning, we are launching "5 on veterans," a new campaign to tell the stories of our military, and the challenges they face today. randy: there are 392,000 veterans in our state. 72% of them served during a time of war. half of bay state veterans are 65-years-old or older, serving in vietnam, korea, and world war ii. emily: this morning we' ll look at the most pressing concerns for veterans, but first cindy has the forecast. cindy: temperatures near 50 this morning. through the next 12 hours, they do not change a whole lot. the heaviest rain is through
lunch time. we taper off to drizzle through the afternoon. rain over a good portion of southern new england. heaviest rain for the moment is the canal through the mid-cape. some steady rain on the vineyard. downpours from portsmouth to along the border, south of nashua towards leominster. in. by lunchtime, we are beginning to shift the rain towards the cape and offshore. with the northeasterly wind, there could be lingering pockets of missed and drizzle. hour in plymouth. gusts to 40
we have the wind and rain on this veterans day. let' s get you updated. driving conditions. traffic is fairly light. delays are gone. traveling south, we had an accident on three north down. the pike looks ok out of framingham. trains and buses running on schedule. emily: a deadly plane crash under investigation. nine people were killed when it slammed into an apartment building. no one on the ground was heard. randy: a charlestown man is under arrest, charged with pointing this fake gun during an apparent case of road rage. 20-year-old gary pimental will be in court today. and fresh off their latest
showdown four gop candidates , will be stumping for votes in new hampshire today. democrat bernie sanders is also in the granite state. >> this is not a new version of traditional fantasy sports. this is a new version of online gambling. randy: right now, fantasy sports sites are fighting back after new york pulled the plug. a big blow to the industry in a state where 500,000 people play daily. emily: the eye' s todd kazakiewich is live in boston with the push back. todd boston-based draftkings : which is popular around the country is now promising legal action to get back in the game. this comes following a cease-and-desist order from the new york attorney general who says the game sites are part of a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade the law. draftkings hired former massachusetts a.g. and newscenter5 legal analyst martha coakley as an advisor.
ill-informed. >> when government or others do not understand how it works or what the idea is, they react to quickly and incorrectly to regulate or to dismiss it. todd draftkings says the game : requires skill, and therefore is not gambling. the site is now trying to stay open in several other states, including massachusetts. live in boston, todd kazakiewich, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: voting results for new designs of mbta rail cars are being called into question this morning. more than 175,000 votes were cast online. but we' re now learning the voting included some questionable results. hundreds of votes came from the same ip address and most who voted for the orange line color submitted their votes early. the mbta says it' s not releasing the final results while it looks into the issue. randy: as we continue our focus on veterans today, serious concerns about awareness. there is now a new push to
connect younger generations to the military and our troops. the eye' s antoinette antonio is in boston to explain. antoinette: the big concern, many people don' t know or don' t appreciate all our veterans have done and continue to do for this country. these are some of the 25,000 world war ii veterans currently living in massachusetts. their numbers are declining fast. so is the appreciation for what they did. on top of that, today just 1% of the bay state' s population is on active duty. the state' s secretary of veterans affairs says many people just aren' t as aware anymore something he' s trying to , change with this book telling the sacrifices of veterans. >> people do not know what veterans are because there are so many fewer veterans and as so
antoinette: the goal is to have veterans themselves read the book to first and second graders and to share their own stories in the process. ahead in news to go, the new attention being paid to help antoinette antonio, newscenter randy: new this morning, strength and grace. emily: how to train like a world champion figure skater. we will have that for you. plus, physical challenges can not hold him back. the show of strength from a paralyzed competitor at fenway' s spartan race. randy: and ahead in news to go, boston' s seaport district has a new kind of lunch box.
the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired
the pike. not the most pleasant start to our morning rush hour. overnight construction was canceled because of the rain. is coming down. cape. you can see lighter rain around boston. nonexistent. morning hours, tapering to drizzle. a rock, wendy, veteran it. a few -- a raw, windy veterans day. emily: new this morning, we'
re hitting the ice with a world skating team. the haydenettes train in lexington 4 to 5 days a week. and we' re stealing their work out secrets that will get you in top shape, too. >> they make it look easy. they work hard to make it look smooth. >> most like these help with agility, balance, and coordination. skaters also need strength and power. >> it starts with about 30 seconds of high intensity exercise. those interval sprints go up as the length of time of the program.
>> lift with your arms up or out to the side. >> do not forget the smile. >> you need to perform the elements, but you need to look great doing it. emily: all that off-ice work is in addition to their on ice work, practicing their routines. they are usually doing both on training days, sometimes working out for 3 to 4 hours. tomorrow on the eye, you might not think it is a physical job, but wait until you see how the boston pops get ready for your season. randy: you got the smile down pat. one man wants massachusetts to ditch eastern time. the perks to picking up the atlantic time zone. and new research causing more debate on flu shots. plus, a university of missouri professor, apologizing for what she did to a student reporter. what she'
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cindy: great timing. so many people trying to pay tribute with the rain. strongest wind will be right along the coast. it is not just the rain we are talking about. it is the wind. the northeasterly wind as the storm is approaching. the wind is gusting over 20 miles per hour in boston. close to 40 miles per hour in plymouth. a wind advisory through 7:00 this evening. a potential of gusts to 40 miles per hour. it may be enough to create some coastal flooding or splash over. not a big concern. bringing us beneficial rainfall here. our storm is approaching and getting stronger.
lunchtime, the rain will fill in and beyond diminish. york and the berkshires. worcester. lighter rain in boston. massachusetts. through 10:00, wet, windy, raw . by midday, the rain will taper. the wind continues. temperatures fall into the upper 40' s as we dry out. steadier rain shifting into eastern massachusetts. through 9:00, hanging onto the heaviest rain in eastern massachusetts. by lunchtime, beginning to dry things out. overnight, partial clearing. tomorrow is drive. another round of showers late day and evening. some sunshine for friday.
route 1 in saugus. traffic fairly light. roads are wet. give yourself extra travel time. boston, just clearing an accident. south, a crash cleared on union play, doing ok. no major issues traveling new hampshire. trains and buses running on schedule. randy: 9 people killed after a plane goes down in a neighborhood shortly after takeoff. emily: the eyeopener' s erika tarantal is tracking overnight developments. erika: it' s a tragic mystery this morning. there' s no indication yet as to why the small business jet went down. you can see the devastating results. all of the people on board were killed. luckily no one was inside the 4-unit apartment building it struck or another home that caught fire. a mass-fatality team will be working to recover the victims and sift through the wreckage looking for answers.
to land in akron about 2 miles from where it crashed. federal investigators plan to hold a news conference around midday and we will keep you posted on any developments. sera: republican candidates will hit the ground running here in new hampshire, fresh off their fourth debate showdown last night. raising the minimum wage was one big topic. >> i hate to say it but we have to leave it the way it is. people have to go and work really hard and get into that upper stratum. every time we raise the minimum >>every time we raise the minimum wage the number of jobless people increases. sera: issues about the economy and immigration topped the debate among the 8 gop candidates. unlike their last meet up, there was no controversy about the moderators or their questions. this morning the first candidate
to have an event will be donald trump here at the radisson at 8:00 a.m. >> game over for draft kings in the state of new york. they are promising legal action. this comes following a cease-and-desist letter from the new york state attorney general who says draft kings and their rival are part of a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade the law. draft kings says it is a game of skill and not chance, therefore it is not gambling. antoinette: as the nation marks veterans day newscenter 5 is launching a campaign to honor those who have served. more attention is now focusing on women veterans. their numbers are growing quickly, the only group seeing an increase. veterans officials project that women in the military will more than double over the next 30 years.
26,000 women veterans right now, 7% of the total veteran population. experts say women in the military often need additional help. they become more isolated on deployments and have to instantly return to caregiver roles when they return, increasing the effects of post traumatic stress. live in south boston, antoinette antonio, wcvb newscenter 5. randy: our coverage continues. at 5:00 inside new and post traumatic stress. tackling the growing problem of homelessness among veterans. and ed harding introduces us to two remarkable men who wound up in the middle of world war ii as teenagers. emily: celebrations will be held around boston today. but the city may not be the best place for veterans. personal finance social network wallethub ranked boston the 4th worst city in america for vets. the site compared 100 cities on topics like military
skill-related jobs, and availability of v.a. facilities. boston ranked in the top 5 for the most homeless veterans. last year, mayor marty walsh announced a new initiative to put an end to homelessness for vets by the end of this year. randy: a new option for veterans who are students at northeastern university. the school will launch the center for advancement of veterans and service members today. northeastern tells the globe the center will offer mentorship opportunities and help in the transition back to civilian life. emily: the results are in for the first parcc tests in massachusetts. nearly half the districts in the state took the test last year. other districts took the mcas. boston performed well below the statewide average. a vote on making the test a requirement for massachusetts students will be taken next week at the state house. randy: just hours after protests around boston, a state senate committee advanced a bill that would give employees the minimum wage hike they' re demanding. yesterday' s protests mirrored
the country, all calling for a wage hike to $15 an hour. >> this is public property. >> you need to go. emily: a university of missouri professor apologizes after confronting a student reporter. mass media professor melissa click tried to force the student away from campus protests. she now says she used the wrong strategies, and the day was full of emotion. click also reached out to the reporter to personally apologize. randy: a group of scientists say the flu vaccines may not work as well if you get them every year. researchers say the vaccines are significantly more effective in preventing the flu, if you haven' t gotten one in the last 5 years. health experts still urge people to get a shot every year, saying a less effective vaccine is still better than no vaccine. emily: the celtics beat the bucks in milwaukee.
turner as the whistle blows. it doesn' t count. this one does, though, turner converting on the steal. and it was a big night from the bench. three players in double-digits . isaiah thomas leading with 20. celtics win 99-83. they' re home tonight against the pacers. randy: a new business concept in the seaport district. shipping containers being used as food trucks, stores, and even salons. developers thought the idea would fit perfectly with the up and coming space. future containers will serve to sell gardening tools and hardware supplies while others will provide bicycle storage for tenants. construction will finish by next spring. emily: a show of strength by a melrose man who crushed the spartan sprint at fenway park. tim morris was hurt in a crash nine years ago and paralyzed from the chest down. he did the entire three and a half mile race in what he calls wheel barrel style, getting some help from his friends. he says he hopes to make an impact on his fellow competitors.
randy: lawmakers considering moving boston and of the eastern time zone. a quincy man convinced john keenan
to sponsor of this bill. the plan would have massachusetts joining the atlantic time zone, which includes nova scotia. facebook page. vote no. cindy: with yesterday being so gloomy in the afternoon, by 4:00 and it was almost dark. we have seen our share of rain overnight.
it is raining right now in boston. look at the wind. it is a windy start. the wind is gusting close to 40
miles per hour around plymouth. we have the wind out there. the coast where there is a wind advisory. wind gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. strengthening. it will make its way closest to us around lunchtime. strongest wind. you see the rain now heaviest on the cape. some pockets across new hampshire with heaviest rain. heaviest downpours, around hyannis. another band of decent
rain along the northern extent of 495. we are as cool as the low 40' s. temperatures hold and we will fall through the afternoon. the steadiest rain through lunchtime. it tapers off to drizzle into the afternoon. here you see the heaviest rain across eastern massachusetts through the morning. the rain begins to taper a little bit. overnight, partial clearing coming on and we will drop into the 30' s and 40' s. another round of showers could come in in the afternoon hours. some stronger wind. these are the wind gusts on friday. temperatures bump up a little bit, close to 60 degrees on friday and we will cool down for the upcoming weekend. temperatures near 50 this weekend. we warm up, 60' s by tuesday of
timing not great with veterans day. the roads are wet and spots. olessa: thank you. a live look outside. this is by the south bay mall. a little bit of the volume. all of our construction knocked out because of the rain. we are watching ace been out. -- we are watching a spin out. eastbound on the pike , not bad out of framingham. so far, good shape up the expressway. trains and buses on schedule. randy: our special coverage continues this veterans day. emily: ahead, "5 on veterans" with the biggest risk factors