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>> this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:00. jc: breaking news, a mother facing charges after police say she left her infant alone inside a freezing cold car. ed: she was parked at the wrentham outlets, temperatures there barely in the 20' s. newscenter 5' s reid lamberty is in wrentham with the breaking details, reid? reid: the temperature outside of the time was 22 degrees. it was another woman walking in the parking lot, heard the baby' s cries, saw the baby alone in the car, called police areas -- called police. by the time police arrived, the woman was back of the car talking to the woman who called the police. there was a language barrier. the woman was asian. police say she was unfamiliar with the laws pertaining leaving
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>> all of that was considered at the scene. we are not experts on cultures. most of us are parents. it should be instinctual you do not leave a child in the car in extreme temperatures of any kind. reid: the baby was taken to norwood hospital. she is five. the mother was not arrested, but it is being referred to the cs in rhode island where they live. reid lamberty, wcvb newscenter 5 . ed: we are in the middle of an arctic blast today. jc: in some areas the wind chill and some saw snow. this video taken in plymouth stormteam 5' joins us. s show you how cold
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we were eight degrees in boston, three degrees in worcester. we have not been that cold since the beginning of march, early march last year. very cold. you know that if you were out. it is back to the upper teens north and west. the problem is even though the air mass wants to moderate, which will help boston, with the skies clear and the air dried, it will easily get into single digit is. i have warmer news in a little while. jc? jc: the bitter cold making this derailed commuter train in andover this morning one of a few issues on the line. ed: newscenter 5' live in boston. sera? sera: that apology coming from the transportation secretary.
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avoided other potential problems. >> it was a feeling of, great, here we go again. sera: more headaches for commuters before the cold snap. no passengers were onboard when the train derailed, just the conductor an engineer. it clogged up the system, forcing delays and cancellations. >> this is not unexpected. and response. we are constantly inspecting. sera: track breakage also impacted the red line and central square. passengers had to be bust. the transportation secretary apologized, but also said preparations avoided other problems. >> i do not want people to think because we had disruptions today that the winter preparations will not result in a better commute. sera: the issues come on the
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issue of how we can get past the mbta' s and focus more resources and attention on maintenance. sera: she says that track most of the time, customers have idea. morning, those have been resolved in the afternoon commute is expected to be fine. life in boston, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. pam: president obama: for every family who never imagined their family could be taken by a bullet from a gun. jc: --ed: an emotional president obama announcing executive action today on gun control. the move has gop lawmakers outraged many calling it , unconstitutional.
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background checks online and closing the so-called gun show loophole. some 200 fbi examiners will be hired to process the checks. the president is also asking congress to approve a half billion dollars to improve mental health care. newscenter 5' s rhondella richardson is live in braintree tonight. rhondella, boston mayor marty walsh was at today' s announcement? rhondella: right, and you will hear from him. the shootings just wrapped up at the range in braintree. they are zeroing in on elements of the president' s plan. specifically technology to make guns safer. they worry it will make them more expensive. the president wiped tears from his eyes talking about the shooting in newtown, connecticut. president obama: every time i think about those kids, i get mad. >> people of guns. criminals have guns. they are just able to get them, one way or another. >> i don'
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>> it might cut down on crime. i don' t think it' s kind to happen. it' s a good idea. rhondella: closing the gun show loophole and increasing mental health information make sense for most. boston' s mayor had a front row seat at the announcement. >> certainly, i think his message is loud and clear and i hope congress hears it. unfortunately, i don' t think they will. i think the american people need to step up. rhondella: mental health advocates are thrilled by the next money for treatment. coming up at six, more on how they feel about the plan. rhondella richardson, wcvb newscenter 5. jc: new at 6:00, 5 investigates takes a closer look at gun violence in boston. tracing weapons to see where they come from. and whether the president' s new orders could really have an impact here. ed: breaking news in the california shooting rampage. the fbi is now asking for help in the case. the agency is missing 18 minutes in the shooters' timeline between the deadly attack at the inland regional center and the shootout in which both attackers
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the fbi specifically wants to know if the couple contacted anyone in that time. also breaking news overseas. one u.s. special operations afghanistan. defense officials say the death happened during ongoing operation against the taliban in the helmand province. two other troops were hurt. jc: new at 5:00 -- police arrest a man they say went on a crime he' s accused of hitting up several people and businesses in carver, kingston and middleboro. that' s where we find newscenter 5' s jack harper jack, one of his alleged victims is a young boy? jack: that is for sure . actually three school kids, middle school kids confronted by this guy. one of them gave him six dollars. this is where it started. from here he moved down the road to another convenience store. >> i did not see anyone.
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jack: frankie bender. she is positive he is the one who surprised her as she was getting in her car. >> the car pulled up in front of me. the gentleman got out. he said, give me all your money or i will slash your tires or worse. jack: minutes later, he robbed a man putting air and his tires and earlier, three middle school students. >> he did not try to disguise himself. he just had a blank look. s not him, believe me. jack: she finds all of this totally out of character. i don' be put in jail. he needs to come into a mental facility. jack: bender was
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dollars bail, definitely acting alleged run. in fact one of the kids he tried to run, he said, ok, how about giving me a hug and dead? -- a hug instead. ed: right now, state police and the worcester da' s office are auburn. sky 5 over interstate 290 discovered the body near the road. s death is suspicious. sky 5 also over norwood where we' re told one vehicle rear-ended the other causing it to rollover. three people were taken to hospitals after fire crews used the jaws of life to remove two of them. jc: a sex abuse scandal at a prestigious private school in rhode island is growing tonight. dozens of former students are now saying they were sexually assaulted at st. george' s school in middletown. newscenter 5' s kelley tuthill has the new details. she' s live in boston tonight. kelley? kelley: the victims talked about
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privately, pain that is only now getting the attention of the school and police. they are calling for an independent investigation into a sex abuse scandal that runs for decades. there is no statute of limitations on rape in rhode island. investigators are confirming allegations. >> it was an environment taken over by evil. >> if you are sexually abused, the shame and humiliation you feel to begin with and to be publicly humiliated on top of that camera -- a top of that, and on top of that to be humiliated by adults and leadership figures is unacceptable. kelley: the school acknowledged more could be done and apologized for the harm suffered by several of its former students. life in boston, i' m kelley tuthill, wcvb newscenter 5.
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looks like bill cosby' s wife will not be forced to testify against him. camille cosby' s deposition has been postponed. last week the judge rejected the argument that it would be an undue burden. it is important to note that it is separate from the charges brought last week. jc: the whittemore school in waltham evacuated this morning after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside. nobody got sick and no students were there at the time. children arriving at school were held on their buses as firefighters investigated. the kids were later taken to mcdevitt middle school for the day. ed: a mix of freezing rain and snow creating trouble nationwide tonight. jc: still to come, the accident at an icy airport in the northwest. ed: searching for answers in a deadly house fire. the investigation into why the victim went back into the burning home. plus -- >>
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>> you are watching newscenter 5 at 5:00. jc: this year marks one year since the deadly attack on "charlie hebdo." today, france' s president met with survivors of those attacks and unveiled plaques that will be placed in honor of those killed. "charlie hebdo" also always a special edition, reading "the murderer is still at large." ed: to oregon now, police are keeping their distance from anti-government protesters. so far, there have been no confrontations between the armed group and police. for the first time, authorities issuing a direct message to this defiant group of ranchers in oregon.
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s time for you to go home to your families and and this peacefully. ed: the group standing firm and the wildlife refuge they seized over the weekend when no one was there. the group says they are fighting for the liberation of thousands of miles of federal land that they believe should be returned to ranchers. >> my daughters, maddie and lily, i love you so much. your daddy swore an oath, he swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution. ed: and he came prepared to protect his rights. >> there' s always that chance. i will tell you, nobody here will fire the first shot. ed: this started with the group initially protesting prison time for teedo ranchers convicted of
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-- four two ranchers convicted of setting fires. authorities say that the refuge is so remote, the public is not in any danger. jc: close call in oregon. this 18-wheeler slides off an icy road, and spins down a hill, as you can see here -- just missing an apartment building. neighbors watched as the truck jack-knifed then started sliding toward them. fortunately, it stopped just in time. look how close that.. a united airline jet slid off a taxiway while preparing for takeoff at spokane international airport this morning. the jet carrying 166 passengers hit a patch of ice causing it to skid. no injuries and no damage to the plane. passengers were bused to the terminal. but you know that was not a fun ride. that could be a little scary when you start getting the plane the skids. bad enough when you are behind the wheel and it starts to skid. ed: no question. harvey: in southeastern mass and the cape, they got some snow,
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right behind us. a couple inches in born and plymouth head, almost four inches of snow. jc: they had to shovel a little bit. harvey: a little bit. what' s going on? that was the ocean affect snow. you know how cold it was. you take the cold air, you pick up the moisture, and you deposit it right back there. that is where these no bands were. then the winds lift up, the temperature warmed up. that is what happened this morning. in nantucket, breaks in the clouds. it will be completely clear. which it is everywhere else. incredibly clear. it was so cold this morning. boston was eight. worcester was three. norwood seven. even on the cape, temperatures were more respectable. you had to put up with wind, which rest of us didn' t, and he read to put up with snow, which
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check it out. there' s a little bit of light on the western horizon. boston is looking good, but it' s also cold tonight. at the breeze is much lighter than it was yesterday and last night. check out the wind direction. southwest. not that did her cold north to northeasterly wind -- utterly cold north to north easterly winds. the temperature will drop back quite a bit. it will be a cold, kind of a numbing cold where it is still in very little wind. single digits in our cold spots. temperatures are moderating. it' s not warm, but they are getting better off to the west, and that bodes well for us. look at this. as early as tomorrow, we could be around 40 degrees. elevated areas of worcester county, upper 30'
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out without too much wind as the temperatures moderate. we get another day with lots of sun. thursday midafternoon -- you have a couple of good days to take. clouds going to the south and east. i want you to check this out over the next seven days. we have beautiful days coming up for tomorrow end thursday. in the breeze starts to come out of the east again. the reason it moderates over the next few days and really through the weekend -- the jet stream shifts. it goes back up to the north and that allows us to moderate in temperatures. that' s the good news there. as far as the weekend is concerned, here is the way i see it. on saturday there could be drizzle with freezing wind and freezing drizzle. then it looks like the storm
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that means rain and mild temperatures sunday. after that, we turn windy and temperatures start to trend downward. when we get the next significant amounts of precipitation, that looks to be a mild storm on sunday. in terms of widespread snows, do next avril days. ed? ed: so, let me ask you, do you feel lucky. the powerball jackpot is growing. it' s almost half $1 billion. for every $50 million. the lump sum cash value would be a paltry 2 74 million dollars. wednesday' s prize is the fourth see the winning numbers right
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regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. this patient saw a slower rate of disease progression. regular aspirin use did not reduce the overall incidence or prevent high-grade or locality of prostate cancers. s resolutions to drop some weight. we all know it' our health, but new research says the extra pounds could come back to haunt us. the weight is off, whether you have last year' s resolutions to thank for a different reason to with those diet and exercise habits into shape. even though you shed the pounds, can you shed the health risks they bring? perhaps not. research suggested finding those who were once kobe' s, but lost the weight were still at a higher risk of dying early from any cause compared to those who had been at a normal weight their entire lives.
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>> from boston' s news leader, this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:30. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] ed: breaking news, a mother leaves her daughter alone in extreme temperatures. jc: the president was brought to
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