tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC November 11, 2015 6:00am-7:00am EST
>> now on newscenter 5 eyeopener. emily: a deadly plane crash is stumping investigators. randy: rivals coming together on key issues. 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 benefits on this veterans day. >> you are watching boston' s news leader. good morning.
randy: i am randy price. emily: i am emily riemer. it is 5 on veterans. we are focusing on the role shaping the country. randy: the challenges many face and what is being done to help. thousands of veterans living in massachusetts right now. the largest single group is vietnam-europe. -- vietnam-era. emily: we will talk about the greatest generation, those who fought in bid, and those who suffer from stress . how getting benefits will be easier for others, and the newest tools in medical and mental health and the research underway to help with treatment. randy: that is ahead, but first the forecast. cindy:
-- with veterans of festivities. you have pockets of downpours. the heaviest rain was overnight in cape cod. temperatures in the 40' s dear 50 degrees. throughout the day temperatures fall -- 40' s near 50 degrees. throughout the day temperatures fall the couple of degrees and we will have mist throughout the afternoon hours. a couple of downpours through the merrimack valley. there. 9:00. toward lunchtime, the heaviest rain will shift to the cape and offshore and we will dry out
the wind is now gusting close to 40 miles per hour in plymouth. coast line with a wind advisory gusts. there the roads this morning. the volume is very light. olessa: this is the northbound side, moving along at a good pace. a spend out early this morning on 495 southbound your route seven. be careful in the entrance and exit ramps that are covered in leaves, they could be slippery. eastbound on the pike and route nine, you are doing ok. so far so good traveling northbound. a crash cleared on route three near the expressway. trains and buses are moving on schedule. randy: firefighters on the scene of a large fire in canton, new hampshire. these are pictures .
we will bring you information as we get it on the eye . emily: and investigation under way after an airplane slams into a neighborhood. nine people are confirmed dead. antoinette: that -- erika: that airplane crashed into an apartment building. this is two miles from the akron airport. the flames are out but the drew brees still litters this residential area. there was no indication anything was wrong before the crash. those who live in the area are stunned. >> you just don' t think an airplane would drop in a residential area like this. erika: remarkably, there were no injuries on the ground as the tilting that was struck was mc. the nine people on board the plane were killed and a second building was also damaged. randy: hours after this
showdown, several presidential candidates are converging on new hampshire with plenty of new fodder on the campaign trail. the big moment and the road ahead. >> donald trump the first appearance in the granite state at 8:00 a.m. at the hotel behind me. that in their fourth round in the fourth debate. the topics focused on the economy and immigration. >> we are a country of laws. we need borders. we will have a wall. the wall will be built. the wall will be successful. if you think walls don' t worry, all you have to do is ask israel. >> donald trump confirming his decision that a wall should be built on the mexico border in the deportation of illegal immigrants is necessary.
>> 12 million illegal immigrants , to send them back, 500,000 a month -- it is not possible. it is not embracing american values. >> another issue brought up, raising the minimum wage. donald trump and ben carson both state they do not support that. unlike their last debate there was little controversy or criticism about the moderators randy: in addition to donald trump, ted cruz, lindsey graham, sanders will attend veterans day events in new hampshire today. emily: a charlestown man facing rage. 20-year-old gary pimentel'
s car. he pointed the gun at a driver. he will be arraigned tomorrow. and up date to a story we brought you on tuesday. progress for protesters demanding higher pay in boston. a state senate committee advanced a hill that would give they are demanding. >> what we did today is a continuing step to advance the the lower end. >> it is a growing movement. really happen. emily: yesterday' s protests called for a wage hike of $50 an hour. randy: a man is accused of beating his neighbor' s dog to death is facing animal cruelty charges. neighbor saw 66-year-old freddie guy with a metal object, possibly a bat , going after 2
they heard a yelp and saw him standing over the chihuahua watching it as it stop moving. hysterical, the to lala. she thought it was my dog, but t. the next thing you knew, the dog was dead in the front yard. emily: a deadly case of road rage. michael hinds was drunk and driving aggressively on 495 in mansfield on monday when he hit a chevy gmc on the exit ramp. it killed the driver, jerod aaron. -- jarred aronne. >> that guy cut me off. i smashed into something, it' s not like i killed anyone.
tonight, he is not ever going to see his kids. he is gone. emily: the passengers said there was not a road rage incident on their part. hinds had been accused of drunk driving at least twice before. randy: focusing on the men and women who have served their country. emily: antoinette antonio is in south boston with the problems many face when they return home and the group offering them help. >> as you think about veterans, advocates ask you think about compassion. veterans account for one in every five suicides. in massachusetts, an average of 12 military members take their lives every year. one of the biggest risk groups are those between the ages of 18 and 24. there are four times more likely to commit suicide and civilians in the same age group.
sometimes simply talking can help. >> if you see a veteran, remind them and inform them that there is a caring person in their community looking for them and able to assist them. any veteran is willing to help another veteran. that makes a difference in so many veterans lives. antoinette: the state veteran services office. there is one in every city and town in the state helping veterans get into program, and helping them with care and benefit. antoinette antonio, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: our coverage continues with the battle for military benefits. randy: one student using the skills he learned in afghanistan to fight red tape at home. homeowners may save money on heat this winter. emily: black friday
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randy: good morning. it is probably a good time to wrap things up. emily: cindy, come on in. randy: and are rolling this morning. it is raw and windy. cindy: a couple of downpours as well. it is veterans day. thank a veteran today. for all the veterans, i wish we so many ceremonies happening today. the rain has been heaviest on the cape really have had over an inch. since midnight, the rain started sooner. north of boston, lawrence has not had much at all. worcester has not had much. the rain is coming down. the heaviest rain will be with us through the morning. around lunchtime we will get drizzle.
it won' t stop completely, especially at the coast line. it will linger into the afternoon due to the wind off of they will be strongest along the coastline. we are talking about when to gusts over 20-miles-per-hour. plymouth is already close to 40-miles-per- hour. into the early afternoon we may 50-miles-per-hour. the northeasterly wind may pile up the water. there could be a little bit of splash over at high tide around 11:00 a.m. that is one impact from the storm, splash over and minor coastal flooding. we have beneficial rain that we do need across the area. storms to the south are getting stronger and closer. you can see the rain extending
into eastern new york state with a loans through -- with a low through worcester county. 495, this is building southward. that is when the rain made the land through worcester counter. it is 41 in worcester. 48 in boston. lower 50' s in cape cod. temperatures don' t change a lot, we may fall a couple of degrees into the afternoon. wendy and draw -- windy and the rain is coming down across by midday it will taper off as dry out this afternoon. partial clearing overnight with s. tomorrow is more dry, but not completely. a little sunshine in the morning. a front approaching from the west could bring showers into
the afternoon. if they overnight we will see a few showers passing through. near 60 on friday. colder this weekend. s by tuesday. emily: that doesn' bad. the weather. olessa: it is a day off for many . so far, traffic is getting by at a good pace. checking out the rest of your ride, we are watching us been be careful. it is slippery and what. -- slippery and wet. s a minor accident. nine. the major concerns on the expressway.
15 running tree into boston. trains and buses are on schedule. emily: our now on news 5, -- our five on veterans coverage. one u-mass, lowell student is using the skills he learned in david: that' s me setting up all the weapons up top in the turret. >> david tetreault spent a year deployed to afghanistan as part of the massachusetts army national guard. they are he mastered leadership, marksmanship. david: when i qualified, i hit every target. so they said "ok, he' s in the gunner seat." >> back home, he faced another battle, paperwork for federal benefits. 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. >> a senior at u-mass, lowell, david turned his frustration into a business idea using the school' s differencemaker program. >> we encourage our students to make a difference in an innovative, entrepreneurial way. we coach the students and you
know, help them to learn how to create a project that will solve the problem. >> david now has a team to help design a web platform that asks veterans simple questions to determine any disabilities or 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 va. 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. friday bargains. best buy announced that 1/ 8 of its deals are already available. target will be launching 10 days of black friday bargains starting sunday. you will be able to preorder the target
money on their electric bill this winter. a contract was just awarded to con-ed for 23 communities. the rate is just over 9 cents per killowatt-hour. s offer. the average household should see winter months starting in january. emily: stop signs that really drive home the message. and proof that even babies get it' s ahead in eyepoppers. erika? erika: at strength and speed. 6:30, the fitness secrets of plus, a huge setback for fantasy sports sites. the new decision that could change the game. and our 5 on veterans coverage continues with the push to make sure no one loses concern, or awareness, for the men and women
and being connected all along the way. whether you're working or recharging, r r do business travel on your terms. acela. take off. cindy: it is six: 24 on veterans day. the heaviest rain is in southeastern massachusetts that we have seen an inch already in the cape. the northeasterly wind is gusting to 20-miles to
the rain is heaviest in the morning with tapering off with drizzle in midday. temperatures upper 40' s near 50. tomorrow, is a brighter start with more showers in the afternoon. randy: thank you. olessa is back with "eyepoppers." olessa: a unique approach to make drivers more mindful of a dangerous intersection. city leaders in branson, missouri have put up a new stop sign. it reads "really, you gotta stop." randy: they mean it. olessa: we mean it, stop now. 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. if you ask me, one word is easier to read and less distracting. some people may need a little extra reinforcement. we will see if it works. [humming] this toddler darth vader fan apparently can' t wait for the new "star wars" movie.
the baby monitor caught her humming the imperial march. she recently watched the movies, and dad and says she' s been humming since. winner. happens to all of us. you never think of it at that age. emily: a challenge to eastern time. one man' s proposal to change the state' s time zone, and the reasons getting some on his side. plus, shipping containers giving a new meaning to the phrase the new businesses in boston' s
tragic scene. randy: the state banning these fantasy sports sites, and what that can mean in massachusetts. emily: they make it look easy. the secrets these world champs now about staying in shape that could help you to. it is on the eye. randy: it is 6:30 on veterans day. thank you for joining us. i' m randy price. emily: and i' m emily riemer. this morning we' re launching 5 on veterans -- a new campaign to tell the stories of our military, and the challenges they face. 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, world war ii and more. emily: this morning we' ll look , at the most pressing concerns for veterans, but first cindy has the forecast. it is a raw rainy morning. cindy:
north-northeast at 20 miles per hour and gusting higher. you will notice it when you go outside. we are seeing the wind gusting up to 39-miles-per-our giving a raw-field to the morning hours. in the afternoon. the wind will be with us through the afternoon. are pockets where we are not seeing much rain, especially around worcester, but it is light rain around boston with the heaviest rain around the cape. around lowell, it is building back in. the rain will be filling in. we will see rain through 9:00 or 10:00. they on to lunch time the rain will shift offshore and we will see pockets of drizzle through the afternoon. a wind advisory until 7:00 p.m.
coastline. olessa: we are not seeing too much volume. the expressway, the northbound side you can see some brake lights and we are seeing wet roadways. heading north, watching the route 7. northbound, a fuel spill blocking the shoulder, on commerce lane, not blocking any lanes. by route 16, northbound, it should not impact the commute. the pike looks ok eastbound. volume building on the expressway. 10 to 15 from braintree and trains are on schedule. randy: breaking news, firefighters are on the scene right now of a large fire in campton, new hampshire. this is at the armont inn on
about any injuries but there are , road closures in the area. we will bring you new information as we get it. emily: right now, a deadly plane crash is under investigation in ohio. nine people on board that small jet were killed when it slammed into an apartment building in akron. no one on the ground was hurt. randy: 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. >> and this is not some new version of traditional fantasy sports, it 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 half-a million 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. that'
attorney general said the daily fantasy game site, and its rival fanduel, are part of a multi the law. draftkings hired former massachusetts a.g. and newscenter5 legal analyst martha coakley as an advisor. she says the new york decision is ill-informed. >> when the government or others do not understand how it works, or what the idea is, they sometimes react to quickly and incorrectly to either regulate or 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. we'
results. hundreds of votes came from the same i.p. address and most who voted for the orange line color 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 eye' s antoinette antonio is in boston to explain. antoinette: the big concern is that many do not know or appreciate all that our veterans do 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 decling fast. so is the appreciation for what they did. on top of that, today just one% -- just 1% of the bay state' s population is on active duty. the state'
veterans affairs says many people just aren' t aware anymore something he' s trying to change , with this book telling the sacrifices of veterans. >> people don' t know what veterans are because, unlike generations past, there are in the military. 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 women veterans. we are live in south boston, antoinette antonio, wcvb , newscenter 5. randy: i invite everyone to join me for an hour-long event. the home base veteran special will give you a chance to see veterans and how their stories have shaped their lives. you can have a chance to help
olessa: welcome back to the eye-opener. this is the northbound top of this green. the volume is light without too many cars on the road. those out there, give yourself extra travel time. it is not the most pleasant driving conditions. cindy: it is one swept. coastline with the heaviest rain tapering off with just some areas of drizzle. temperatures will hold steady. we will see showers tomorrow afternoon, then we dry out and cool down for the weekend. emily? re hitting the ice with a world champion synchronized figure 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
they make it look easy, gracefully gliding across the this smooth. to a smile on your face. and prone bridge. emily: moves like these help with balance and coordination, power. high intensity interval training plan. >> 30 seconds of high-intensity exercises with a minute of rest in between. as we go through the season, this prince go up to the length of the program. your reach down, then as far as you can go. lift your arms up or out to the side. excellent.
you need to perform and look great doing it. emily: all that off-ice work is in addition to their on ice work, practicing their routines. the women are usually doing both on training days, sometimes impressive. you might not think it' s a physical job, but wait until you see how the boston pops get ready for their big holiday season. randy: we should do those happy at the same time? one man wants massachusetts to ditch eastern time. the perks to joining another time zone, and new research causing more debate on flu
randy: good morning. the eyeopener team ready with 6:45. your news to go in boston, on the campaign trail in manchester kicking off a new campaign on veterans issues. emily: and erika is tracking overnight developments in a deadly, fiery plane crash. but first, cindy with your forecast. you can see how windy it is in south boston. cindy: the umbrellas are acting more like sails this morning, so you may want to opt for the hood. temperatures will not budge much. drizzle around midday with the strongest wind along the coastline. we are seeing the wind gusting
the wind could gust to 50-miles-per-hour with a wind advisory until 7:00 this evening . when the out of the north-northeast. as the storm pulls away, the wind will come to the north and shut off some of the rain. it is now starting to fill in around worcester county. at cape cod we have had more than an inch and more than 1/3 of an inch in boston. by 1:00 p.m. the rain tapers off with temperatures in the upper 40' s. middle 40' s this evening, the temperatures are going nowhere. the rain is focused in easternmost massachusetts until 9:00 or 10:00 this morning. at lunchtime, the rain pulls away. there could be lingering pockets of drizzle, but more drive this evening. 54 for high temperature, showers
olessa: we' re not battling too much volume. this is route 1. moving to the top of the screen, traffic it is much lighter than we typically see. if you problem spots north of town. 495 by route seven . also a fuel spill by commerce way. if you are traveling route 1 an accident cleared on the northbound side. so far, you are in good shape on the expressway. 15 from braintree into boston. trains and buses are on schedule. emily: breaking news, firefighters are on the scene right now of a large fire in campton, new hampshire. this is at the armont inn on ellsworth hill road. no word on any injuries but , there are road closures in the area. we will bring you new information as we get it. randy: 9 people killed after a airplane went down down in a
neighborhood shortly after takeoff. emily: the eyeopener' s erika tarantal is tracking overnight developments. erika: it is a tragic mystery. there is no indication as to why the small business jet went down. the pilot and passengers were all killed. luckily, no one was inside the 4-unit apartment building that it struck or another home that caught fire. a fatality team will recover the victim' s. the airplane took off from dayton and was opposed to land in akron. two miles from where it crashed. a news conference will be held at midday and we will keep you posted on developments. >> the republican residential candidates will hit the ground running in new hampshire, fresh of their fourth debate showdown last night. raising the minimum wage was one of the hot topics.
>> people have to go out, work hard, and get into the upper stratum. >> every time we raise the minimum wage, the number of jobless people increases. >> candidates debated about other facets of the economy, immigration, and unlike their last meet up, there was no controversy about the moderators or their questions. donald trump will make an appearance at 8:00 a.m. at the hotel behind me. todd: it is game over for boston-based draftkings in new york. they will take legal action. this follows an order from the new york state attorney general that says draftkings and fanduel are part of a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade the law. draftkings says fantasy sports is a game of skill, not chance,
it is game on for the time being in massachusetts. emily: newscenter 5 is launching a new campaign to put the focus on those who have served. more attention is focusing specifically on women veterans. their numbers are growing quickly. the only group seeing an increase. women in the military will more than double ofthe next 30 years. in massachusetts there are 26,000 women veterans. 7% of the total veteran population. women in the military often need extra help. there are more isolated on deployments and have to return instantly to caregiver roles, increasing the effects of posttraumatic stress. antoinette antonio. emily: our 5 on veterans
at 5:00 inside new and innovative research to treat post-traumatic stress. tackling the problem of homelessness among matter -- among veterans. ed harding introduces us to two men that wound up in the middle of world war ii as teenagers. randy: join me tonight for a special hour-long event. the home base veterans day special will give veterans a chance to share their stories and their struggles and give you a chance to help those who have given so much for our freedom. that' s right here on channel 5 tonight at 7:00. emily: celebrations will be held around boston today. 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 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 employees the minimum wage hike they have been demanding. yesterday' s protests mirrored similar demonstrations around the country all calling for a wage hikes to $15 an hour. full vaccines may network work as well if you get them every year.
in preventing the flu if you have not gotten one in the last five years. health officials 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 milwaukee bucks. check out evan turner. it goes in but does not count. this one does. he converted on the field. from the bench, three players in the double digits. isaiah thomas, leading with 20. the celtics are home tonight against the pacers. randy: a new business concept in boston. the shipping port, these shipping containers were adapted by developers for a new business. they will 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 waist down. he did the entire three and a half mile race in what he calls wheel barrow style, getting some help from his friends. he says he hopes to make an impact on his fellow competitors. tim is now training for an iron man. impressive. randy: this morning lawmakers , are considering moving massachusetts out of the eastern time zone. that would put the state an hour ahead of bordering states for 4 months out of the year. a quincy man convinced state senator john keenan to sponsor the bill claiming it might solve the winter blahs that come with the sun setting before most people get out of work. the plan would have massachusetts joining the atlantic time zone, which includes nova scotia. what do you think? weigh in in our now poll on the wcvb facebook page. emily: i don' t know. randy: i am against it. we need the light in the morning here. emily: we are little bias on that front.
there is so many other reasons for winter blahs. olessa: we are not seeing too much volume. that is good news. you can see the raindrops on the lens, it is not the most pleasant commute. 490 five southbound, an accident cleared by route 97. a cross cleared on the northbound side of 93 involving a fuel spill, but that is out of the way. route 1 northbound, and issued by route 16, that has cleared. the pike is in good shape. 15 from braintree into boston. the green line is seeing minor westbound lanes on the d branch, everything else is on schedule. cindy: you can see the weather is not the nicest. a rainy start. it is raw, dropping to 46 in the last few minutes.
a northerly wind is sustained. it is gusting close to 40 in boston. you get the idea. it is wet and windy. the wind could gust up to 50-miles-per-hour along the coastline. up the water. at high tide, at 11:00 this morning, there could be a splash over and minor coastal flooding. 46, boston. some lower 50' s on the cape. temperatures hold steady and fall a of degrees is into the afternoon. mis t and drizzle in the afternoon. low pressure is tracking toward us. the rain will get heavier and the next few hours across its or massachusetts through 10:00 or 11:00 this afternoon. after lunch time will see
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