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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: new revelations expected today in the case of a babysitter accused of the unthinkable. but one thing has to be decided first. the factor that could change the entire case. emily: a rough day for the patriots won't keep them out of the playoffs. but they're not in the spot they'd hoped for. the fallout this morning. randy: a militia occupies federal land in oregon. the cause they're fighting for as they defend arson suspects. it's on the eye for this monday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: also on the eye this monday morning. it's cold enough out there for this. crews at the blue hills ski area were making snow overnight. but these brisk temperatures won't last too long. good morning.
i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price with cindy fitzgibbon. they'll really be able to make some snow tonight. cindy: the next 48 hours coldest by far of the entire season so far. emily: it's about time i guess. cindy: it is is january after all. that cold is is coming in with a couple of flurries in a few spots this morning. kids are going to want the heavy coats at the bus stop this morning not so much for what it's like out there now but getting off the bus this afternoon wind chills down in the teens. temperatures dropping as the day wears on. right now it's 27 in worcester. 31 in boston. we're actually above freezing on the cape for moment. you can see that wind now shifting around to the north, north of the pike. it's more northwesterly south of the pike so that is our frontal boundary. and along the front you can see a couple of flurries getting reports of a few flakes out in marlborough, framingham. not going to amount to anything. they're just flying around through the air here but they are indicating our arctic frontal boundary. this is opening the door for arctic air to pour on down. it's below zero in ottawa right now. 10 in syracuse. so that's the cold. it's going to be working on in.
as the winds pick up, look at this. by noontime the wind chills are going to be running in the teens. they'll be down in the single digits by about 6:00 tonight. so that's what you need to dress for. bundle up throughout the day. most of us seeing a mixture of sun and clouds today but right along the coastline late morning and into the afternoon, ocean-effect snow bands setting up. they will be most pronounced here and most persistent on the cape and nantucket. that is where we do have a winter weather advisory up late this morning right through tomorrow morning as well. watch out for reduced visibility and some slipper erodes developing here as well. let's get you out to the roads this morning. larson. hi, jeff. jeff: good morning. very heavy volume all around metro boston particularly on the southeast expressway. vacations are over. home. they're going to work. that means a lot of pressure on the roads. southeast expressway is quite let's go to the maps. we'll see what happens happening on our roads. first of all there's a minor crash that's on the ramp from 3 southbound down in duxbury to route 3a. not a big factor but there is area.
as you come in closer to the city very heavy volume on 128 through rand ol and braintree trying to get to the expressway. even route 3 is slow. then that expressway ride is upwards of 20 minutes. upwards of that. traffic is slow on 93 southbound through andover and it's still quite slow getting past montvale avenue and route 128. heavy traffic, randy. back to you. randy: right now we are about a truly bizarre case. a babysitter accused of out of her home in the middle of the night. and that was just the start. emily: in just hours that suspect is expected back before a judge. the eyeopener's todd kazakiewich is live in newburyport with what we hope to learn. todd? snoid emily and randy. we are hoping to learn where this strange case goes from here. as you may remember at the arraignment back in november, abigail hannah was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if, in fact, she is competent to strand trial. at that time, a court clinician said she was experiencing hallucinations, expressed
thoughts of suicide, and could not participate in her own defense. hanna is charged with kidnapping the two-year-old girl from her hamilton home, beating her, then dumping her by the side of a road. a couple driving by found the toddler even as a desperate search was underway. police say she had cigarette burns on her body. the little girl's parents told police hanna had babysat for them before they fired her. we hope to learn more about this case in court today. we're looking for a motive in this bizarre incident later today in court. reporting live, todd kazakiewich, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: right now president obama is preparing for a critical meeting on gun control. today the president will meet with attorney general loretta lynch. potential executive orders to strengthen the nation's gun laws. that includes beefing up background checks required for gun purchases. on thursday, the president will participate in a town hall meeting on gun control in virginia. emily: several developments to watch for today in the race for the white house. republican front-runner donald trump will hold a rally in
lowell tonight even as he takes aim at a big name hitting the campaign trail. former president bill clinton will kick off a push in new hampshire on behalf of his wife. trump calling it the worst thing she could do as the war of words between the two front-runners heats up once again. hillary clinton took shots at trump over his comments on muslims in america. and trump fired back brushing off his appearance in a recruiting video for the terror group al shabaab. clinton: you hear all of this rhetoric attacking muslims and muslim americans. it's not only shameful and offensive-- which it is-- it counterproductive and dangerous. trump: hillary clinton created isis with obama. emily: trump's rally at umass lowell is scheduled to start at 7:00 tonight. as for bill clinton, he will be in nashua at 11:30 this morning before heading to an early evening event in exeter. also today, the trump campaign will hit the airwaves for the first time.
>> quickly cut the head off isis and take their oil and he'll stop illegal immigration bill building a wall on our southern border that mexico--. emily: the ad focuses on islamic state militants. trump has vowed to spend $2 million a week airing the ad in early voting states like iowa and new hampshire. randy: right now a tense standoff on federal land in oregon. an armed militia taking control of a wildlife refuge. the eye's erika tarantal joins us with the move today that may ease tensions. erika? erika: the takeover started saturday in support of two oregon ranchers facing extended prison sentences for arson. they are expected to turn themselves in today peacefully. the armed militia says this is a battle over the use of public land; they want it freed from federal oversight. this after dwight and steven hammond were convicted of setting land on fire, they say, to protect their own property from invasive plants. the government says they were trying to cover up an incident of poaching. the armed protestors say they
people. >> it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> bringing in a militant view saying, "we're going to rise up. if we don't get our way, we're going to used armed resistance," that's just not right. erika: it's unclear whether the ranchers' move today will quell the conflict. protesters say they're prepared to defend their position with force, if necessary. schools in the area are closed for the week. the local sheriff is urging people to stay away. randy: today the mbta control board will be talking fare hikes. the group already voted to allow fares to be raised as much as 10 percent. but they haven't settled on a final number which is expected this month. activists and lawmakers argue a 2013 law was intended to cap fare hikes at 5 percent every two years. house speaker robert deleo is making a pledge for the new year-- no new taxes. he tells "the globe" the house won't propose any additional
fiscal year. the state is facing an estimated billion-dollar budget gap. but deleo says residents should not pay more for state services. emily: the patriots are moving on to the postseason, but they're doing it in the number-two spot. and that loss to miami was painful. just ask tom brady. number 12 is now on the list of pats players who will have injuries monitored during the bye week. another thing we learned last night-- that first playoff game will be january 16 in foxborough. and some big additions could come with it. that part of the story in our next half hour. a connecticut man arrested outside of gillette stadium with a slew of weapons is expected in court today. police say matthew bromson was drunk and acting suspiciously friday in an off-site employee parking lot. they found a stun gun, a sword, and a slingshot inside his car. bromson, who was also the subject of a 2014 standoff in connecticut, is facing several charges. randy: thousands of bags of a
more lethal batch of heroin are off the streets in western massachusetts. 9,000 bags of so-called "hollywood heroin" were seized this weekend in springfield. police say they were hidden in a fake car bumper. police had stepped up patrols after eight people overdosed on that batch of drugs. emily: right now in waltham, investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire that damaged several businesses on moody street. the flames broke out yesterday afternoon inside a laundromat. quickly through a space in the ceiling. at one point firefighters were ordered to get off the roof because it wasn't safe. >> my daughter and i were over at shoppers cafe to watch the football game. the next thing you know, we saw the fire trucks pull up. the smoke was so thick billowing out of the building we couldn't even see the building from across the street so it got ugly kind of quick. emily: crews eventually got the fire under control. no one was hurt. right now a lawrence man is behind bars accused of dragging a state trooper with his car.
police say it happened during a traffic stop along 93 south in medford. that's when the driver robert aybar allegedly took off dragging the trooper for a short distance. the trooper -- who was not seriously hurt -- jumped back in his cruiser and managed to chase aybar down. randy: the new carrier for "the boston globe" says it could take four to six months for home delivery to get back to normal. readers are angry after the paper shifted to a new delivery vendor. many subscribers haven't gotten a paper in over a week. "the globe" emailed customers, listing more than 100 zip codes with delays yesterday. a half-dozen zip codes were in boston even after "globe" managers and staffers volunteered to take on the deliveries themselves. even neighbors have a story to tell. >> my neighbor got one on saturday. right after christmas. we didn't. i'm not quite sure what's going on. >> now it's eight days, and i'm
just wondering if we're ever going to get our paper again. randy: in a statement, "the globe" says a.c.i. media took over distribution monday with a new staff of 600 carriers who need to learn new routes and new addresses. emily: 6:11. this morning we're getting a first look at the tragic "el faro" shipwreck. randy: the images from 15,000 feet under, and the mission they could revive. an armed robber gets the tables turned on him at a 7-eleven. the handy object a customer used to defend the store. emily: new this morning. germs where you least expect them. restaurants' dirty secrets ahead. cindy? cindy: i am expecting some nova scotia and-effect snow bands to set up on cape cod. they will be localized for the cape and the coast, but cold air is coming in for everyone. we'll time it out for you ahead. first take a look at temperatures. you're getting ready to head out the door right now. 20's to around 30 degrees. you will want the heavy coat today because wind chills, take
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erodes developing on the cape. this is a localized thing. we're seeing a couple of flurries through metro west. framingham up to way land over to marlborough down to westborough. dropping toward milford now. these are some very light flurries. a couple of flakes flying in the air. many of you telling me about them on twitter this morning. appreciate the observations always. you can see not a huge deal this morning but what this is, you can see how the winds are north of the pike and then more northwest south of the pike. this is our frontal boundary moving on through. this arctic front is is just opening up the door with that shifting wind to the north to allow these arctic air which is sitting up across canada right now and bleeding in to far northern new england. this is going to be dropping south ward as the day wears on. so these temperatures this morning mid 20's worcester upper 20's lawrence to beverly. look at boston 31. it's above freezing on the cape. that is is not going to last. the temperatures are slowly going to trickle down as the day wears on. by noontime we're down in the mid 20's, lower 20's by this evening and all the while the winds are picking up out of the north.
you're heading out on your lunch break. could feel like it's in the teens. those wind chills drop even further tonight. they're getting down below zero. real cold stuff on the way. now those northerly winds are going to help to generate some of those ocean-effect snow bands starting up late morning and then during the afternoon they may try to pivot back toward cape ann, coastal plymouth county. primarily it is for you on the cape where they will be most persistent through the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning. we may see accumulation on the order of one to up to four inches and localized heavier bands. outside of that a coating to maybe an inch coastal plymouth county and up to cape ann. overnight low temperatures single digits around 11 in boston. a cold start tomorrow. lots of sunshine on the other side of this high pressure. milder air is waiting in the wings. that arrives on wednesday afternoon as we're back up to around 40 degrees but another cold one tomorrow. forget what the thermometer says. out the door tomorrow morning it will feel like it's below zero. wind chills in the single digits through lunchtime. it will take us until the afternoon to feel like it's in
the teens so a cold one on tuesday. moderating temperatures midweek. 40 heading into the weekend when a storm approaches. that one could be a messy mix of rain and snow. so watching that heading toward the weekend. jeff: i think i wore the wrong coat this morning. cindy: you need a heavy one. dig it out. you haven't needed it all year. you'll be ready tomorrow. jeff: not this afternoon apparently. a busy commute. a lot of traffic as opposed to last week when so many people were on vacation. we have sky 5 up over route 128 traveling through the randolph stretch right in the vicinity of route 24. you can see there's a lot more traffic than we had last week on our roadways. fortunately no big incidents to talk about. we've been collision-free. let's go to the maps. at least no major collisions that are affecting us. it's very heavy on 128 just around where sky 5 was heading toward the southeast expressway. and route 3 is quite slow getting on through braintree as well. that expressway drive time is now about 25 minutes. again that will be busy. won be too long until a half-hour ride into the city. fairly slow traffic on 93 southbound. it begins at wilmington and
continues toward the city. not jammed but it's certainly sluggish volume for travelers there. at the moment the turnpike continues to move quite well. an 18-minute right from 495 and 128. the "t" had cancellations on the fair mount line. keep that in mind. emily: in the right place at the right time. an armed robber at a convenience store in new york had no clue what was coming. as he's demanding cash from the clerk, a customer with a large flashlight rushes into store and starts hitting him in the head. this was all caught on camera at a 7-eleven just outside of buffalo. the robber managed to stumble away; police eventually caught him. randy: we are getting our very first look at the "el faro" cargo ship on the bottom of the atlantic ocean. this is new video of the wreckage, 15,000 feet deep in the waters off the bahamas. the ship went down after the engine lost power during hurricane joaquin. 33 crew members were killed. the ntsb released the footage of the debris last night. cars that were part of the cargo
along with office equipment on the sandy bottom. the video was captured by a deep-water, remote-controlled sub. three crew members with local ties were killed when the ship sank-- jeff mathias, keith griffin, and mariette wright. the ship's black box was never recovered. federal investigators are considering a new mission to try to find it. emily: asian stocks plunged today, forcing markets in china to stop trading for the day. weak manufacturing data and tensions in the middle east weighing on the markets and driving up oil prices. right now u.s. stock futures are sharply lower, down more than 250 points. randy: resolutions still in place? trying to stay social and healthy this new year? if you're dining out, here are three surprisingly dirty places in your favorite restaurant. first, the table. experts say significant numbers of bacteria, including e-coli, can live on tabletops.
second, ice. cold drinks can be refreshing, but ice makers aren't cleaned nearly as often as they should be and may harbor bacteria. last, table condiments. things like salt and pepper shakers and ketchup bottles are most likely never wiped off. and if they are, it's usually with a rag used to wipe tables and seats. emily: that is just disgusting. randy: i know it's disgusting. emily: pretty much just stay home. still ahead, you've heard of christmas sweaters, but one guy is upping the ante when it comes to festive and fuzzy. randy: the accessory he grows himself, ahead. erika? erika: then new at 6:30. a wedding ring lost at store has some distinctive features. the markings that could get it back to its rightful owner. and new information on the boy who fell off a ski lift this weekend. his father's claims about the safety risks at the mountain. and police say this man's license has been suspended 88 times.
cindy: 6:24 on your monday morning. look at this. those are snow flakes flying through the air down in foxborough right now. we've got a couple of flurries moving through areas west and now southwest of boston. this is just the arctic front that is opening the door for that. zero in montreal right now. it's 31 in boston. it's going to get colder as the day wears on. so just a can couple flurries this morning. you can see them here on the radar. ocean-effect snow showers going to be setting up on cape cod later today. in the boston area it's all about the cold. wind chills will be dropping into the teens. that's what you need to dress for as we head into the afternoon, but that snow will make for reduced visibility and slipper erodes on the cape through tomorrow morning where our winter weather advisory is in effect. emily. emily: cindy, thank you. it is 6:25. erika is back with this morning's eyepoppers. erika: a little boy in australia is becoming the latest internet sensation for this feat. he was caught on the big screen at a cricket game devouring an
all. everything. he's alone. where is everybody? he's being dubbed the "watermelon boy" by his fans. "hashtag watermelon boy" started trending on twitter. and of course there are plenty of memes. emily: that can't be good, right? erika: i wouldn't think so. it's either very disturbing or very clever. i don't know. an idaho man is raising money with his back hair. mike wolfe has his back shaved to match the month of the year and then creates a calendar. here the month is january. happy new year. and here is july. emily: here is july. erika: wolfe calls the project "calend-hair." some proceeds go to the "gates of hope," a charity through wolfe's church to benefit an orphanage in kenya. emily: that's nice. erika: that's intensive growing power. emily: he has a blank canvas every month. erika: his middle name is chia.
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: a babysitter accused of snatching a little girl out of her home in the middle of the night. the new details we could learn today. emily: a painful loss for the patriots. doug: what that means for their first playoff game, and the good news for that showdown. randy: and this sight can only mean one thing-- the cold is back. and there is more winter weather on the way. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 6:30 on this monday morning. sky 5 live over 128 right at the massachusetts turnpike. traffic moving along nicely. so many of us head back to work good morning to you. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer with cindy. jeff, a lot of company out there. jeff: it will be a busy one. emily: keep that in mind. bring your gloves and your hat. cindy: and your heavy coat. don't be like jeff larson
because it will get colder as the day wears on. the kids at the bus stop will want the heavy coat as well. wind chills dropping into the teens by the time the kids are getting off the bus this afternoon and signaling that cold air coming on in, a couple of flurries right now out through metro west. you can see them. framingham all the way out toward westborough, southborough, dropping south ward into foxborough right now as well. there are just a couple of flurries. not going to amount to anything. you see flakes flying through the air but this is our frontal boundary that is opening up the door for arctic air to pour on in. look how much colder it is to the north. two below zero up in ottawa right now. so that's the air mass that's going to work on in. we may be in the upper 20's to around 30 degrees right now. but as the day wears on, look at the temperatures. them slowly drop down to the 20's by day's end. the wind will be active. as early as lunchtime wind chill s are in the teens. that's where they hover into the afternoon. keep that in mind. ocean-effect snow bands setting up primarily on cape cod.
there's a winter weather advisory through tomorrow morning. watch out for slipper erodes. that is localized though. widespread not an issue out there this morning though. we do have a lot of company on the row, jeff. jeff: a lot of people going back to work. that means a lot of volume. look at that on the southeast expressway. just very heavy traffic coming in toward the city between braintree and downtown boston. that's upward of a 30-minute drive time. we don't have incidents to talk about so no crashes that are affecting things. just heavy volume. down to the south 95 the top end is slow from neponset street. look at the traffic on 128 get to go the expressway. that's going to be a slow run from randolph on in. that expressway ride, as i said it's about 25 to 0 minutes between braintree to boston. the turnpike start to go get into the mix as well that slow traffic getting up through framingham up toward the interchange 13 and then congested as well up toward route 128. emily, back to you. emily: jeff, thank you. some of the stories we're tracking right now on the eye. a babysitter accused of kidnapping a hamilton toddler from her home-- beating her, and dumping her by the side of a road-- is expected in court today.
abigail hanna has been undergoing psychiatric evaluation since the november incident. randy: today president obama will meet with u.s. attorney general loretta lynch about new gun control measures. he's expected to use executive action to, among other things, tighten background checks. emily: right now the connecticut man arrested outside gillette stadium with a slew of weapons is getting ready to face a judge. police say matthew bromson was drunk and acting suspiciously friday in an off-site employee parking lot. a painful loss for the patriots now revealing new information about their playoffs battle. randy: the eyeopener's doug meehan is live at gillette stadium with the good, the bad, and the ugly. doug: helly, randy and emily. and there is plenty of all of that to go around this morning. the bad news-- the patriots will head into the playoffs as a second seed. they will face one of these three teams on saturday, january 16, in foxborough-- the bengals, the texans, or the chiefs. now to the ugly, and that's
miami on sunday was. god awe ffl. tom brady now nursing a sore ankle. the q.b. now on the list of players being monitored for injuries during the bye week. >> it's obviously a tough sport, and you know you see where you're at after 16 games. just keep fighting on. doug: the good news-- julian edleman, dont'a hightower, sebastian vollmer, and chandler jones are all possibilities for the playoffs. beefing up the ranks for the injury-plagued pats. field advantage in the afc playoffs after beating san diego. live outside gillette stadium here in foxborough, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: this morning we're getting new information about the young boy who plunged from a chairlift. the eye's erika tarantal is here with the serious scare for a new hampshire family. erika: it certainly was, emily. the dad of the nashua boy says watching his son fall more than moments of his life. doug prangley says he just couldn't hold on as the 11-year-old slipped from the
saturday. he says the high-speed chair started to move before they could get the bar down. prangley also says there was no one watching the lift to shut it down so he had to ride up to the top to alert ski patrol about the accident. >> i don't want any parent to have to make the choice about this situation that i had and to watch your child fall and not know if he's going to be okay. i mean, that's the thing that just will probably traumatize me forever. erika: the boy is expected to be okayhe was treated for a concussion. a spokesman for ragged mountain says the lift was properly staffed. he says they're investigating prangley's claims that no one was manning the lift's "stop button." randy? randy: councilors at northeastern university will be available today after a missing student was found dead. the school's president says the body of 21-year-old dennis njoroge was found in the charles river on new year's eve. there's no further information right now on how he died, but his death is not suspicious.
november. this 21-year old laconia, new hampshire, man is facing charges this morning after police say they clocked him driving 105 miles per hour in new hampton. state police charged paul kimble with reckless driving. he'll be in court next month. rescued off the coast of cape cod. the wellfleet bay wildlife sanctuary captured this loggerhead at breakwater beach in brewster. experts say the stranding season warmer waters are keeping turtles here longer. since november, rescuers have recovered 520 turtles from cape cod beaches. 21 were saved since january 1. something will soon be missing from the grocery store. randy: the labels getting dumped. and a wedding ring lost inside a store could soon be reunited with its owners. the distinctive marks making it easy to identify. emily: and ahead in news to go, bill cosby's wife could be
a busy rush hour this morning. fortunately we're incident free, cindy. cindy: hopefully, jeff, folks have the heavy coats with them this morning because look at the temperature. near 30 now. dropping down to the lower 20's by day's end and the wind chill s
are going to be running in the teens. so a blast of cold coming in with some ocean-effect snow on cape cod through tomorrow morning. otherwise dry, cold through tomorrow. and then those temperatures moderating back into the 40's by the end of the week. emily. emily: cindy, thanks. a mystery in plainville. police are searching for the owner of a wedding ring found in a local store bearing some unique marks. the 14-karat gold band was found at t.j. maxx on december 30. police posted the image of the ring on their facebook page. it is engraved with the initials "a.j. to d.b." and a date of "nov. 27, '74" on the inside. >> we put it on facebook yesterday. there were a few telephone calls last night but nothing didn't match this at all. emily: if anyone is missing this
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with your forecast and much colder temperatures. cindy: not bad right now. 31 decks in boston. you're thinking, all right. the wind is coming from the north. look at montreal. zero right now. so the temperatures they're not going to rise today. they're actually going to drop as the day wears on. it's going to get very cold. coldest air of the entire season is moving on in. the wind chills are going to drop below zero overnight. that's what it is will feel like out the door tomorrow morning. all the while, ocean-effect snow is going to be setting up along the coast. this gets started around midday today.
it goes through the overnight into tomorrow morning several inches could pile up here on the cape and nantucket. winter weather advisories up for that reason through tomorrow morning. on radar this morning, there is a little bit of very light snow. flurries, a better word for it. these are just a few flakes flying through the air. they're not accumulating. we've seen metro west they're dropping south of the pike now hugging right along 495 headed down towards franklin and toward north bridge. a few flakes flying out there as well. this is all associated with our arctic front. it is the leading edge of that colder air that is working on down. it's actually below zero up in ottawa right now. so that is the cold air mass that is is feeding on in. yeah, we're near 30 this morning but notice by noontime, mid 20's. low 20's by day's end. all the while that wind is picking up out of the north. so wind chills by lunch down in the teens. we're going to drop through the single digits this evening. overnight those wind chills will drop below zero so the cold is coming on in. that northerly wind is primarily going to set up these ocean-effect bands on the cape. they may try to pivot back.
cape ann you're vulnerable. coastal plymouth county as well. it could leave behind one to up to four inches of snow on the cape. just a coating to an inch elsewhere. you see the wind and cold with us tomorrow. only in the 20's tuesday. we're back to 4 here on wednesday. let's get you back out to the roads. they are busy, jeff. jeff: they are busy. you're absolutely right. a lot of volume on the road as people come back from vacation. what we never really know about is whether people will be crashing and causing additional problems. look here at route 1 through the saugus area. that's the volume of traffic we're dealing with. to the maps. we don't have a lot of crashes to talk about. that means it's a little bit better than we could have in terms of the volume. heavy on 93 southbound. it begins in wilmington. slow in chelmsford on route 3 on the southbound side of the roadway. still dealing with the delays on 128 getting to the expressway. then the expressway itself is still almost 30 minutes for that ride in toward the city. that's all just heavy volume. there are minor delays on the mbta on the orange line as well as the green line b branch.
randy: jeff, thank you. a hamilton babysitter accused of kidnapping a little girl she once cared for is expected in court. emily: the eyeopener's todd kazakiewich is live in newburyport with what we hope to learn about this case today. todd: emily and randy, good morning. we hope to learn more about the motive for this shocking crime and if the babysitter is competent to stand trial. as you may recall, at her arraignment in november, abigail hanna was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. at the time, a court psychologist testified that hanna was experiencing hallucinations, was suicidal, and could not participate in her own defense. hanna is charged with kidnapping a two-year-old from the girl's home in hamilton, then beating her, and abandoning her by the side of the road. reporting live in newburyport, todd kazakiewich, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: an armed militia continues to occupy a federal wildlife refugee along with a building there in rural oregon. the armed protestors angry over the newly extended prison sentences of two local ranchers
for arson. the government claims the two set fire to cover up poaching on federal land. they claim they were trying to control the spread of invasive plants. this standoff is the latest in a decades-long conflict regarding the use of public lands. the f.b.i. is now involved. people are being urged to stay away from the area, and schools in the area are closed all week. doug, out to you. doug: after yesterday's loss in miami, the patriots now are moving on to january 16 here at gillette stadium this morning. they could play one of three teams, those being the bengals, the texans, or the chiefs in the second round of the play-offs when that happens. with sunday's loss, the pats are the second seed. they've got the next week off to get healthy. tom brady nursing a sore ankle. we could see julian edelman, dont'a hightower, and a list of others returning just in time for the play-offs. speaking of the play-offs, the number-one seed goes to denver
because they beat the chargers yesterday. live outside gillette stadium in foxborough, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: doug, thank you. new this morning. the trump campaign hits the airwaves for the first time. take a look. >> he'll quickly cut the head off isis and get their oil. emily: the t.v. ad, which also includes shots of president obama and hillary clinton, focuses on islamic state militants. trump has vowed to spend $2 million dollars a week airing the ad in early voting states like iowa and new hampshire. he'll hold a rally in lowell, massachusetts, tonight. breaking news from wall street. do you futures are now down nearly 300 points. it comes after an emergency trading suspension in china overnight when stocks there plunged nearly 7%. wall street officially opens at 9:30 so we will be watching that closely today. randy: the man seen in this video allegedly beating a police officer will go in front of a judge today. police say surveillance cameras captured 23-year-old andrew bowman punching a boston police officer while he sat in his
cruiser on new year's day. the officer called for help and chased down the suspect. police say bowman told them, quote, "you are all doomed, and you're going to die." emily: at least six people are dead and 100 more injured after a powerful earthquake in a remote region of northeast india. the 6.7 magnitude quake hit just before dawn there this morning. it damaged several buildings leaving large cracks in walls, and a portion of a popular market building collapsed in the state capital. randy: the site of the deadly san bernardino terror attack is set to reopen today. nearly 600 employees of the inland regional center will return after a husband and wife opened fire there killing 14 people. leaders of the center say employees will meet in small groups this morning so they can discuss their feelings about returning. the conference center where the massacre happened remains closed indefinitely. emily: today the president will meet with attorney general loretta lynch. he's expected to discuss potential executive orders to strengthen the nation's gun laws.
that includes beefing up background checks required for gun purchases. on thursday, the president will participate in a town hall meeting on gun control in virginia. randy: a man charged in connection with the worcester armory theft will be back in court today. tyrone james is charged with possession of some of the guns taken from the lincoln stoddard army reserve. james allegedly helped this man, james walker morales, sell guns that police say morales stole from the center. a third suspect, ashlee bigsbee, is charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm and lying to authorities. emily: the boston globe's new carrier says it could take four to six months for home delivery to get back to normal. many subscribers haven't gotten a paper in over a week even after "globe" managers and staffers volunteered to take on the deliveries themselves. in a statement, "the globe" says a.c.i. media took over distribution last monday with a new staff of 600 carriers who need to learn new routes and new addresses. methuen after a series of car
several people woke sunday morning to find their cars had been ransacked. it happened in different areas of town on osgood, carleton, brown, and alvin streets. police are urging people to bring their belongings inside, and lock their car doors. bill cosby's wife will be deposed in a lawsuit brought by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago. a federal judge denied a motion by camille cosby trying to block the deposition saying she and her husband are not protected by the marital disqualification law. she is set to be deposed emily: this pennsylvia man has close to ninety suspensions on his license and he could be facing another after he was caught speeding through the long island expressway on sunday. eric dunbar racked up 88 suspensions on his new york license after trying to dodge traffic tickets. when police pulled him over yesterday, officers say he gave them his pennsylvania license
randy: three people, including a minor, are under arrest in the murder of a newly inaugurated mayor in central mexico. gisela mota was found shot to death in her home on saturday. the former federal congresswoman had just been sworn in the day before. the state's governor is blaming organized crime for the killing. emily: a powerful image from greece. a team from greenpeace international and doctors without borders created a peace sign made from more than 3,000 discarded life jackets from refugees. this picture was taken on january 1. the group posting the image with the caption "safe passage for refugees in 2016." randy: a new survey is finding that many pediatricians are not recommending the cancer-preventing h.p.v. vaccine to preteens. that's contributing to low vaccination rates. the survey finds more than a third of doctors are more likely to offer the vaccine to girls and boys who are older than the recommended 11 or 12 years old. most doctors say they think parents will object to the
vaccine. emily: next time you go to the supermarket to buy meat, the label won't tell you where it is from. last month, congress repealed a law that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin. lawmakers say the moves comes after the world trade organization repeatedly ruled the labels violated a requirement that canadian and mexican livestock be treated the same as u.s. livestock. randy: an exclusive interview with one of the contestants at the center of a miss universe flop. miss philippines, the winner of the 2015 contest, will be on "good morning america" today. she'll talk about the mishap over her title which was initially given to miss colombia. you can catch the interview this morning at 7:00 right after the eyeopener. emily: jeff, a lot of company a busy morning. jeff: it is busy but fortunately we've been incident free. you know when people come back from vacations, that means a lot of extra volume on our roadways. that's exactly what we're the leverett connector is is filled in. traffic over the zakim bridge is
slow. that's slow back to wilmington coming 93 southbound. again no major incidents. that means that it is not as bad as we had been concerned about. we still have that slow traffic on 128 for the randolph up toward the expressway. then the expressway itself you're almost 30 minutes for that ride in toward the city which is about average for most commutes out there. ride. about 30 minutes as well. no other problems on the mbta where everything is on time. dry. that is is helping us out quite a bit on the roads. cindy: and the temperatures aren't cold yet considering where they're headed this afternoon. clouds over the city of boston this morning. we are talking about cloudy start to the day. 31 degrees in boston right now. we've got that northerly wind at 16 miles per hour. and look to the north. it is below zero up in canada. that's the air mass that is going to be working on in. the leading edge of that cold is this arctic frontal boundary that is coming through metro west in southern worcester county with snow snrowrs and flurries. these will be sliding down 495
so around attleboro you're going to be getting on more of these. you've seen a couple flakes in foxborough. those should persist off and on for the next 45 minutes or so. the temperatures dropping from near 30 this morning into the low 20's by day's end. and the wind chills will be down in the teens by lunchtime. single digits by the evening. they'll go below zero tonight. that northerly wind also going to generate ocean-effect snow showers here on the cape. some of these bands may try to pivot back up toward cape ann and coastal plymouth county. i don't think it will amount to as much here o the cape with these persistent bands through the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning, you could see accumulation on the order of one to locally up to four inches of snow. otherwise it is just a coat to go an inch. look at these temperatures by morning. single digits and teens. that's without the wind factored in. wind chills going to be sub zero out the door tomorrow morning. take a look. it will feel like it's below zero through the morning hours here. even by lunchtime, wind chill s are going to be only in the teens. that's where they hover throughout the day. it is cold right through tuesday into wednesday morning. we moderate in the afternoon
back over 40 degrees. that's where we stay through the end of the week with our next storm potential coming up next weekend. not the best timing there. looks like we could see a wintery mix with some rain and snow. it looks like the cold air is going be to with this one. probably more wet than white but tons of time to watch it. emily: thank you, cindy. thanks for watching.
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