tv Newscenter 5 Eyeopener ABC February 2, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: a razor-thin victory for hillary clinton in iowa. her very slight edge in the caucus and the new tide in the republican race. emily: a sprint to new hampshire as candidates arrive overnight. their new focus with the first-in-the nation primary just one week away. randy: and a witness shares horrific new details on a grizly scene in boston. what she says a driver did before dragging a woman for miles through the city. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: commitment 2016 with a battle between hillary clinton
razor-thin margins separate them in what's being called the closest democratic caucuses ever. republicans have a more clear winner with senator ted cruz coming out on top and earning the most delegates. good morning. i'm emily riemer. randy: and i'm randy price. record voter turnout turn the results in this kickoff to commitment 2016. the eye's phil lipof is live in des moines this morning tracking the impact of the vote. but first let's get to cindy fitzgibbon with the forecast here at home. cindy: it is ground hog day. lots of sunshine expected so everybody will be seeing their shadow. this is the difference between where we were yesterday at this time and where we are right now. it is easily 10 to 20 degrees colder. kids will want a heavier jacket at is bus stop. temperatures averaging around 0 degrees. mostly sunny skies. back up into the mid 40's as we're getting off the bus this afternoon. as cold as 26 in plymouth. hyannis has dropped into the 20's.
boston. skies have cleared in the wake of that frontal boundary that brought in clouds even a couple overnight. high pressure is settling in. so today is looking great. tomorrow we're going to contend with this storm in the middle of the country. it will come in with some rain. tomorrow. sun is up just before temperatures by 10:00 this morning in the lower 40's. your lunch hour will be up in the mid 40's with most low sunny skies throughout the day. a light northwesterly wind. worcester. 47 in boston. not the 60's from yesterday but a pretty nice day overall. let's get you out to the roads right now. good morning, olessa. olessa: good morning, everyone. it's a quiet start on the roads with that volume starting to pick up all across the area. you can see the rush-hour delays in full force here on the expressway by the gas tank northbound side move to go top of the screen. let's go to the maps now. south of that camera shot we're watching an early morning accident. this is right up in braintree split. route 3 northbound so you have those delays back to route 18 in weymouth. 24 looking good this morning. some delays on 95 back into sharon.
25 braintree to boston. the pike still light about 15 minutes 495 to 128. and 93 southbound some delays from methuen as you travel down to wilmington. then again approaching spot pond. more volume down to the leverett connector. randy, emily. two big headlines as the road to the white house heads to new hampshire. race on the republican side after a win for ted cruz and a strong showing for marco rubio. emily: hillary clinton's camp has just released a statement claiming victory. with less than one percent separating her from bernie sanders, many thinking this is too close to call. randy: our phil lipof is live in iowa this morning where there is still a lot to watch at this hour. phil: there certainly is. they're still counting votes at this hour. as you point out, the race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders still too close to call. both candidates addressed their supporters but neither claimed victory.
still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie. clinton: i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america. phil: on the republican side, marco rubio's strong third-place finish gives him a big push as he heads for new hampshire today. and ted cruz's win over donald trump triggered a more subdued tone from the business mogul. cruz: tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. trump: we finished second and i want to tell you something. i'm just honored. i'm really honored. i want to congratulate ted, and i want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates. phil: the frustration overnight
more from election officials. a small number of precincts didn't report their results. in one case, someone had to go to one chairman's house and knock on the door. randy? randy: this morning, the field is smaller. two candidates are dropping out. democrat martin o'malley called it quits after getting less than a percentage point in iowa. and mike huckabee is doing the same on the republican side. the former arkansas governor won iowa in 2008 and finished in the basement last night. emily: for the rest of the field, it is on to new hampshire. the candidates not wasting any time. marco rubio the first to touch down in the granite state overnight even as the caucus votes were still being counted. the eyeopener's kelley tuthill is live in nashua where the first ballots will be cast one week from today. kelley: this will be election central today. republican chris christie will be here this morning just one of the candidates pinning their hopes on the granite state. christie didn't even wait for the results. night stumping for votes in
hawkeye state. he's putting it all on the line here, turning the "live free or die" state into a "do or die" campaign stand. bush: polls starting to be less relevant because now the people of new hampshire are going to decide how this plays out. kelley: one poll number might make a difference though. some 35% of repbulicans in this state are still undecided with just a week go to. and starting today they'll get the hard sell from lots of candidates looking to change that. live in nashua, kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: this weekend the republicans will share the stage again in new hampshire. abc news and our sister station wmur are sponsoring a debate at st. anselm's college saturday night at 8:00. randy: breaking news overnight. a serious crash is under investigation in plymouth. a car crashed into a pole on cherry street before midnight last night. we're checking on the condition of that driver and any passengers.
held on bail accused of dragging a woman three miles through boston. under her vehicle. but she tells police they've got it wrong. the eye's sera congi is live this morning with the suspect's side of the story. she's in chinatown this morning. sera: randy, the driver is accused of striking a couple before the woman got caught under her car. but the driver says it's not her fault. xaianying zhou hid under a coat in court yesterday. prosecutors say she struck a man and a woman on kneeland street in chinatown monday morning. a 48-year-old woman got trapped under the car and dragged to dorchester. that was three miles. lawyers for zhou say she got out to check why her car sounded strange and then realized a woman was trapped so she tried to help. but witnesses say zhou got back
>> it was horrible. i was crying. i saw a leg. i saw no head. i saw no hands. sera: the woman suffered serious injuries. her husband is expected to be okay. bail for zhou is set at $5,000. prosecutors now want her blood tested for drugs and alcohol. she's expected back in court later this month. live in boston, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: a roxbury toddler remains hospitalized right now suffering what police describe as life-threatening trauma. but how it happened remains a mystery. police spent all day yesterday at this alpine street home combing through the second-floor apartment. three-year-old kanai whyte was unconcious when he was rushed to the hospital sunday night. he and his five-month-old sister are both in d.c.f. custody right now. >> it saddens me. i had no idea the child was that critical. it's a concern. randy: d.c.f. already had an
boy before police responded to his home sunday night. emily: a judge says bridgewater state university must release records tied to a sexual abuse scandal at the school's day care. the judge blasting the state attorney general's office for trying to block the lawsuit saying they're looking out for their own interests rather than the safety of children. both the student accused of rape and the former director of the day care accused of covering up the abuse are facing charges. a weymouth firefighter suspended without pay right now over his controversial facebook post. veteran firefighter mark carron called narcan the worst drug ever created and suggested letting addicts die. he posted the comment on his personal facebook page over the weekend. he's now been suspended for ninety days. a man convicted of beating his son to death makes his case for freedom today. randy: "5 investigates" with the plea to keep him behind bars. apple bumped from its spot as the world's most valuable
the business taking its place. emily: a driver hurt by what police are calling an ice missile. why the person responsible might not face charges. a dead heat at the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton and bernie sanders separated by a handful of votes in a race that's too close to call. on the republican side, senator ted cruz won with donald trump and marco rubio taking second and third. cindy? cindy: it will be another nice day again today. not quite the 60's we had yesterday but there is rain on the way tomorrow. the timeline and how it will impact your commute. that's ahead. first take a look at what you can expect as you head out the door right now. not as mild as it was yesterday morning. places like worcester, nashua, plymouth all below freezing as you head out the door right now. weekdays at 4:30 a brand new year, a brand new newscast. newscenter 5 at 4:30.
>> good morning, "eyeopener." randy: all right. loving that excitement from the 4th graders at the john a. bishop school in arlington. danielle getting them all fired up about the weather. emily: which is great. the weather has been great. cindy: i think a lot of people were dancing just like that yesterday. emily: do your wake-up call right? wcvb.com and upload it in the u-local section of our website. olessa: i liked yesterday but i feel like it toyed with my emotions a little bit. bring out the flip flops. yesterday. not even april or march. it was like may with the temperatures yesterday. look at this. they were up into the 60's.
that was norwood. millis, beverly in the mid 60's. you can see lawrence and fitchburg in the lower 60's yesterday. a lot of us touching that 60-degree mark. in boston they're just one degree shy of the record which was 66. our high yesterday was 65. we're going to be 20 degrees cooler today. back down into the mid 40's which will feel cooler to you. notice it is still above the average which is in the mid 30's this time
of year. temperature trend staying above the average right on into thursday. as this system pulls out of the middle of the country and tracks west of chicago, it is going to pup up a lot of mild air ahead of it. on the northwest side of that low that's where all the snow and the wintery weather is going to be. colorado through nebraska up through wisconsin. you see this orange right here. those are blizzard warnings through parts of western iowa today all the way up into minnesota. quite a storm. it is a powerful one. there will be severe weather coming out of the south. you see the temperatures down in atlanta in the mid 50's? that's the air mass that is going to work on up here as this storm approaches so we are
not today. today is a dry day. we're starting out mainly clear. it's colder this morning though. 23 in orange. 30 in worcester right now. 38 boston. plymouth all the way down to the cape with the clearing skies. we have high pressure nosing in from the north and west. this will give us lots of sunshine on this ground hog day. so mostly sunny skies. not as warm as yesterday. temperatures in the 40's to around
50 degrees. maybe touching that 50-degree mark around taunton. 47 boston. 45 in worcester. we'll be in the mid 40's in the merrimack valley as well. a lot of sunshine today. notice overnight clouds do come in. and temperatures hold mostly in the 30's. above the freezing mark right along the coastline. colder to the north and west. by about 8:00 tomorrow morning, the precipitation really is just moving in so there could be a little touch of freezing drizzle in the northwest corner of the state but a surge of southerly wind is coming in with this frontal boundary in the afternoon. i expect downpours in the afternoon and really gusty winds as well. temperatures late in the day come up into the 50's flts during the morning hours here, i
morning commute. notice how that rain stays thin through the mid morning through the mid afternoon hours here. we are going to see heavier downpours for the evening commute. the yellows, the oranges can't rule out a rumble of thunder with this. a couple lingering showers here in southeastern massachusetts first thing on thursday morning. they'll be slow-clearing on thursday. whens what i expect for rainfall. half an inch to the coastline to up over an inch as you get out toward the worcester hills. a soaking rain coming in. behind it, cooling it down. staying dry in the 30's this weekend. olessa: a quiet week owned the way. thank you, cindy. so far a quiet start on the roads as well. volume we're used to at this time in the morning. a live look at the zakim and the leverett connector. the delays heading toward boston. let's check the rest of the ride. we're watching one early morning accident at the braintree split. route 3 northbound. you have the delays back into weymouth. 24 stop-and-go as you travel through randolph and 59 from sharon up to 128. northbound expressway 20-25 minutes braintree to boston.
495 to 128. and then 93 south looks good out of methuen. volume picks up near concord street. it will stay stop-and-go all the way down to the leverett connector. trains and buses still okay. randy. randy: olessa, "5 investigates" following a chilling case today as a convicted murderer goes before a parole board. the eye's erika tarantal is here as his daughter fights to keep him behind bars. erika: 30 years later this brutal case is still so fresh for that billerica woman. richard seymour was convicted of beating his 18-year-old son patrick to death with a propane tank and a hammer in the family's home in 1986. he bound and gagged his daughter, paula, and threatened to kill her, and cut his wife, regina, with a large kitchen knife. seymour will plead his case for freedom for the fourth time this afternoon before the state's parole board. >> i don't think anyone that has the ability to commit the atrocities that he has committed can be rehabilitated.
to be a monster. erika: seymour was sentenced to life behind bars after pleading guilty to assault, kidnapping, and second-degree murder. he's eligible for parole every five years. his family says they will continue to fight to keep him behind bars and be a voice for patrick. randy? randy: a dangerous scene in vermont. a chunk of ice flew off a tractor-trailer into this s.u.v. police calling it an ice missile. the 73-year-old driver has severe injuries to her face. police are still looking for the other driver. the driver of the tractor trailer. but even if they are caught, there likely won't be any charges. there's no law in vermont requiring people to clear ice and snow from their cars. lawmakers are looking to change that. emily: a look at your economy now. asian stocks are mostly lower this morning as investors keep an eye on changing oil prices. the dow closed slightly lower yesterday at 16,449 after seeing sharp losses early on. right now stock futures are
google's new parent company alphabet is now the world's most valuable company. it topped apple yesterday after releasing fourth-quarter earnings highlighting its extended growth. investors helped push alphabet stock up 4.6% yesterday. those rankings could quickly change in trading today. major job cuts for yahoo. "the wall street journal" reports the company is expected to chop 15% of its workforce or about 1,600 jobs. yahoo has struggled to expand its internet business in the face of competition from google and facebook. a very close call in australia. randy: the lightning strike that sent men running in eyepoppers. then new at 6:30. a high-speed chase stopped with the help of two police chiefs. their moves to stop a car going more than 100 miles per hour. with two suspects inside. and a congresswoman becomes the victim of a hoax that brought police to her door.
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cindy: it is 6:23 on your tuesday morning. the second morning of february. we're starting out in the 20's and 30's. then this afternoon we're heading up into the mid 40's. still above average for this time of year but not the 60's we had yesterday. so it's going to be a little cooler today. hey, it is ground hog day. look at the clear skies here in southern new england all the way to pennsylvania. a lot of us are going to be seeing our shadow today with sunny skies. mid 40's this afternoon. back up into the 50's tomorrow but a wind-swept soaking rain coming on in. slow clearing. emily: cindy, thank you. we are welcoming a new member of the newscenter 5 team. team starting this thursday. maria grew up in groveland watching channel 5. she said she started dreaming of a career in tv journalism watching the eye. she'll join ed anchoring and our new 10:00 newscast end of the month. we welcome maria to the wcvb family. olessa is back with this olessa: dutch police have a new
"hostile drones." eagles! these specially trained eagles are designed to hunt prey which in this case is a man-operated drone. dutch police have been looking for ways to disarm illegally operating drones. cool videos. but a decision on this solution is still months away. cover your eyes there. watch out. randy: at least the drone doesn't have that problem. olessa: you might call that one a shocking experience. terrified when a lightning bolt hit the water just feet away from them. they were in a boathouse watching the storm roll in when they caught the shock on camera. an extremely close call. both saying they're lucky to be alive. randy: they said other things. olessa: we were being bleeped out. this is a family program. they did say many other things, i'm sure. randy: and they're safe.
emily: the good news. thank you, guys. gauging the significance of the iowa causes. what a victory in the hawkeye state really means for the rest of the campaign. and police say a would-be burglar helped himself to some leftovers before making one big mistake. the move that made him easy to catch. take a live look here. they are getting fired up in punxsutawney, pennsylvania. waiting for that ground hog to come out this morning. will he see
his shadow? what does it mean for the rest of winter? that's a great hat by the way. very excited news.
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overnight and what to watch with one week to go. doug: police swarm the home of a massachusetts congresswoman. the hoax triggering a real scare. emily: and weiner dogs on the run. the super bowl ad already getting a lot of adorable attention. on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 6:30 tuesday morning as we look at the impact of the iowa caucuses. senator ted cruz is the clear republican winner. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders. the eyeopener's phil lipoff is in iowa tracking the dead heat. emily: we'll get to him. first we want to check in with today. not as warm as yesterday. cindy: no 60's today. we're still looking at above average temperatures this afternoon. look at this. light on the horizon at 6:30 in the morning. the sun up officially at 6:57.
earlier here. in another month or so, it will be closer to 6:00 a.m. of course by june 7, we have our earliest sunrise just after 5:00 a.m. we're head inning the right derek. it is a lot colder out there this morning with mainly clear skies. down to 23 in orange. below freezing in worcester. 20's from plymouth down to the cape. currently 38 degrees as you're heading out the door in boston. the kids at the bus stop will want a heavier jacket today for sure with lots of sunshine once the sun comes up. getting off the bus this afternoon, it's going to be in the mid 40's. not as warm as yesterday. you can see how clear the skies are. high pressure nosing in from the north and west. this will give us a lot of sunshine here on ground hog day. we'll be seeing our shadows today. notice how the temperatures sneak back up into the 40's by 10:00 a.m. lunchtime temperatures in the mid 40's. with a light northwesterly wind 5-10 miles an hour. no wind chills to speak of. it will be a really nice afternoon. 45 worcester. 48 up in lawrence. making a run toward 50 in taunton. not quite the 60's of yesterday. not bad. let's see how we're doing on the roads this morning.
olessa: busy. we're also watching minor delays that are westbound on the blue line. here's a live look at the zakim and the leverett connector. you can see that heavy volume getting into boston. let's check out the rest of your ride as you travel north of town. watching a crash on route 3 southbound. this is by treble cove road. delays back to 495. 93 south heavy from wilmington near 125 all the way down to route 16 where there's a disabled car now on the shoulder. the pike eastbound doesn't look too bad. it's right now 20 minutes from 495 to 128. some delays still lingering at the braintree split where there's an accident on route 3 north. delays back to weymouth on route 3 northbound and then your ride on the expressway almost a half-hour braintree to boston. i'm olessa stepanova. that's a look at your traffic. randy: new overnight a rousing welcome for bernie sanders as he touches down in new hampshire. we're one week from the
a big story coming out of iowa. emily: our phil lipof is live in des moines where one race is still too close to call. phil: it is indeed. good morning from a very cold and windy hawkeye state. you know when it comes to these early voting states, momentum is everything. some candidates have that this morning. ted cruz pulling out a big win here besting donald trump. third-place finish for marco rubio. he all but tied the man known as the g.o.p. front-runner making it clear he's moving on. hillary clinton's camp claimed victory over bernie sanders in a statement overnight. most media outlets not calling the race. it is simply too close. and democratic analyst mary anne marsh says that means we are in this for the long haul. marsh: she's in the fight of her life now. she's going to be in a long dogged fight with bernie sanders who's raising gobs of money off of low donors.
little thinner this morning. as it always is after iowa. democrat martin o'malley and republican mike huckabee ended their campaigns after dismal showings here. for everyone else, it's on to new hampshire. randy? randy: phil, thank you. only three candidates have ever won the iowa caucuses and gone on to become president-- jimmy carter in 1976, george w. bush in 2000, and barack obama in 2008. emily: breaking overnight. police are investigating a serious crash in plymouth. a driver crashed into
a pole on cherry street before midnight last night. no word on the driver's injuries. randy: right now a sandwich woman is being held on bail accused of dragging a woman under her car through boston. xaianying zhou hid her face in court yesterday. she pleaded not guilty. police want her blood tested for alcohol and drugs in yesterday's crash. emily: a weymouth firefighter is suspended without pay over a facebook post about narcan. on his personal page, veteran firefighter mark carron called
and suggested letting addicts die. he's now been suspended for ninety days. right now police are investigating a hoax threat involving a massachusetts congresswoman. randy: the eye's doug meehan is live in melrose with the scare on her front lawn. doug: randy, emily. police here in melrose still trying to figure out how this all happened. congresswoman katherine clark says she looked outside sunday night and suddenly saw police lights around her home and officers
with long guns on her lawn. clark says she was a victim of swatting. police say they got a recorded phone call saying there was an active shooter at her house. the congresswoman is the sponsor of a bill that would make it a federal crime to call in a hoax to get a big police response. and she believes she was targeted saying, quote, "no mother should have to answer the door to the police in the
her family's safety simply because an anonymous person disagrees with her." clark says she's just relieved no one was hurt. we're live in melrose this morning, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. randy: doug, thank you. a new hunt proposed in new hampshire. emily: the animal getting eyed for trapping season. and a hundred-mile-per-hour chase down the highway ends with teamwork from two police chiefs. the quick action that stopped the speeding car. randy: and ahead in news to go a reporter becomes the news in california. the assignment with a scary twist for one crew. weeknights at 7:00, a brand new year, a brand new newscast. newscenter 5 at 7:00. local journalists going deeper
olessa: good morning. welcome back to the "eyeopener." sky 5 over the scene of an accident. a truck that overturned. this is the ramp from 128 south avenue. as you can see lots of fire department and police activity on scene. we'll keep you posted on this. the ramp is shut down. cindy. cindy: we're starting out pretty quiet weatherwise. colder than yesterday morning. notice 20's and 30's. it is 30 degrees in worcester right now. 38 in boston.
skies today. temperatures this afternoon coming up into the mid 40. but still above average. but certainly not as warm as yesterday. rain and wind coming in tomorrow morning. really after the morning commute. but heavy rain around for the evening commute. then we're clearing it out slowly on thursday. look at the cooldown coming. 30's by the weekend. randy. randy: a dramatic high-speed chase through southeastern massachusetts ends with the help of not one but two police chiefs. attleboro police say two men robbed a bank yesterday afternoon and took off down interstate-495 going more than 100 miles-per-hour. the chase ended in taunton where the taunton chief threw down spike strips to puncture the tires, and the attleboro chief-- also in pursuit-- rammed the car's bumper. >> as the vehicles were approaching, i stopped traffic. >> i've been in pursuits before but this was the longest pursuit i've ever been in. randy: two suspects are now
emily: 6:40 this morning. live updates ahead from the iowa caucuses. the new momentum in the republican race. and looking ahead to next week's new hampshire primary. the ground game ramping up today. plus police say a would-be burglar had some pizza and then got comfortable. the decision landing him in handcuffs. it's ahead. and some live pictures here from punxsutawney, pennsylvania, where there is a huge crowd hoping to see that ground hog come out. will he see his shadow? just a few hours from now, we
randy: good morning. we have a jam-packed "news to go" with crews in iowa, new hampshire, boston, and melrose. emily: but first cindy has your forecast. for today, a little cooler. cindy: we are. compared to yesterday's 60's. emily: the first of may, you mean? cindy: it will be above average today. look at the light behind us this morning. that's noticeable now. we're also in the month of february. it typically is month that features snow for us. we haven't had much this winter as you know. an average february brings us close to a foot in boston. last year you know how much snow we had. look at 2014 and '13. we had two to three feet of snow. it can be a snowy month for us. there's a big system on the map right now.
to southern and western iowa, colorado. but this system is going to travel to our west. we're going to be on the warmer side of it. we're going to get rain. but blizzard warnings up through parts of nebraska, iowa, into minnesota. all on the northwest side of this track. for us mild air over the south east is going to flood in tomorrow. 50's with some rain. out the door this morning mainly clear. 23 orange. 30 worcester. we're in the upper 0's in boston. plymouth down to the cape we're in the 20's this morning as well. colder out the door. you need the jacket. you need to be bundled up compared to yesterday. clear skies now. high pressure nosing in from the north and west. and this is going to give us mostly sunny skies all day long. temperatures mid to upper 40's today. could make a run toward 50 degrees in a few spots south of boston. lots of us seeing our shadows on this ground hog day today. look at that. tomorrow rain and wind. late day temperature in the 50's. we're still near 50 on thursday. but with slow clearing, this system is slowly getting here. we'll see increasing clouds overnight.
notice most of the area is still dry. that rain spreads in during the morning into the afternoon hours and the heaviest comes during the evening commute. we're going to see downpours. thunder. by midnight looking at rain on the cape with the last of the showers exiting first thing on thursday morning. it's a good soaking rain. an inch in some spots through worcester county. let's get you out to the roads. olessa: it's getting busy. a few problems we're watching starting things off with sky 5. this is the off ramp from 128 south to highland avenue. as you can see an overturned truck blocking the off ramp. if you're head inning that direction that ramp right now is closed. let's get to the maps. the busiest spot is 128 south the ramp there to get on to highland avenue is closed. in addition to that, on the northbound side there's an accident taking out the left lane by highland avenue. and that is is stretching back to 135. watching a disabled car pike eastbound by route 9. your total delays right now 25 minutes 495 to 128. still watching a crash on route
and then a disabled car on 93 south by route 16. those delays back into wilmington. accident cleared away by the braintree split on route 3 northbound. delays back to weymouth and then your ride on the expressway almost a half-hour braintree to boston. plus problems on the trains. the blue line with minor westbound delays. everything else on schedule. this morning we are on to new hampshire even with questions still to answer in iowa. we have team coverage from iowa to the granite state. we begin with phil lipof and the unfinished caucus business at this hour. phil: razor-thin margins and historically large turnout and votes are still being counted here. on the republican side, ted cruz pulled out a big win over front-runner donald trump. but marco rubio is also marching on with new momentum after nearly tying trump to snag a strong third-place finish. trump himself striking a more subdued note. trump: we finished second, and i want to tell you something.
i'm really honored. i want to congratulate ted, and i want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates. phil: as for the democrats, it is a virtual tie. the clinton camp sending out a statement claiming victory overnight, but it is a razor-thin margin in what's being called a historically close race. neither abc news nor the associated press ready to call this race. we are live in des moines, iowa. phil lipof, wcvb, newscenter 5. kelley: new hampshire becomes election central this morning. chris christie will be at this hotel in just a few hours. one of many candidates pinning their hopes on the granite state. >> i understand there are still undecided voters in this state. maybe undecided voters in this room. i hope there won be by the time i'm done tonight. kelley: polls show as many as 35% of republicans are undecided here in new hampshire.
wait for results in iowa. he got right here to new hampshire stumping for votes in hopkinton. jeb bush didn't even go to the hawkeye state. he's putting it all on the line here trying to turn the "live free or die" state into a "do or die" campaign stand. starting today, you can expect very intense campaigning as the new hampshire primary gets underway officially with one week to go. live in nashua, new hampshire, i'm kelley tuthill, wcvb, newscenter 5. sera: a driver accused of dragging a victim under a car for three miles claims it was not her fault. xaianying zhou covered up her face in court yesterday. prosecutors say she struck a couple in chinatown monday morning. a 48-year-old woman got trapped under the car and dragged to dorchester. three miles. zhou's lawyer says once she realized what happened, she tried to help but witnesses dispute that. the victim suffered serious injuries. prosecutors want to test the driver for drugs and alcohol.
wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: melrose police investigating a dangerous hoax that had them showing up to a congresswoman's home with guns drawn. if you can believe it or not. u.s. representative katherine clark found police surrounding her home on sunday night after they were called for an active shooter at her house. however, that was not the case. she believes that she was a victim of swatting. congresswoman clark is sponsoring a bill that would make it a federal crime to phone in such a hoax. nobody was hurt in this incident. still no word on who may have called in this fake call. reporting live in melrose this morning, doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: a billerica man who murdered his son goes before a parole board today, and so his daughter tells "5 investigates" she'll be there too in an effort to keep him behind bars in honor of her brother. >> i'm not going to stop fighting for him because he deserved more. he deserved to have a life. erika: richard seymour was
18-year-old son patrick to death with a propane tank and a hammer in 1986. he bound and gagged his daughter, paula, and threatened to kill her and his wife. since he's eligible for parole every five years, the family is forced to relive the horror again and again. but they say they won't stop fighting for patrick. erika tarantal, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: some bay
state voters are heading to the polls today. there's a special state primary election for state representative in the third worcester district. that's for representative stephen dinatale's seat. polls in fitchburg and lunenburg are open from 8:00 to 8:00 today. randy: the state senate is moving forward with a bill to help close the gender pay gap. senators passed the bill last week to encourage employers to offer equal pay to men and women. employers will also have to stop asking employees about their previous salaries during the interview process. and employees will be able to
consequences. lawmakers in new hampshire are considering a bobcat hunting and trapping season. they held a public meeting in concord last night. many people calling the proposal inhumane while supporters argued that there are enough bobcats to support a limited hunt. officials will vote on it in two weeks. if approved, the proposal would take effect in december. emily: new
hampshire lawmakers are also considering increasing minimum wage for workers who depend on tips. right now, those workers are making just $3.27 an hour, the lowest in new england. if the proposal passes, it would raise the sub-minimum wage by a dollar annually for the next four years. randy: a news reporter and photographer are hurt after being knocked down by a falling tree. the kgtv reporter and photographer were preparing for a live weather report yesterday in mira mesa, california, where toppled trees had damaged several cars.
bill cosby is expected back in a pennsylvania courtroom today. he'll ask a judge to throw out a criminal charge alleging he sexually assaulted a woman in 2004. cosby says the encounter with the former temple university employee was consensual. he also alleges that a former district attorney promised him more than a decade ago that he would never be charged for the complaint. emily: a georgia lawmaker facing criticism this morning for recent comments about the kkk. last week, representative tommy benton said that the group was not racist but was rather trying to keep law and order. he is now withdrawing bills honoring the confederacy. randy: a burglar in pennsylvania gets sleepy on the job. police say they found the man taking a nap on a pile of pillows inside the marketing agency he had busted into. next to him, an empty pizza box. the company had a pizza party on friday and kept the leftovers behind. the suspect is facing burglary charges.
newscenter 5. maria stephanos is joining our team starting this thursday. maria grew up in groveland watching channel 5. she'll join ed harding to anchor newscenter 5 at 7:00 and 11:00 and our new 10:00 newscast coming to me-tv boston this month. a popular new advertisement is already making the rounds on social media, ahead of the super bowl. heinz trying to win the audience with its wiener dogs in hot dog buns. the spot is part of a new campaign called "meet the ketchups." a 30-second version will air during sunday's game. they always try to out-do themselves with the super bowl ads. randy: they're all wonderful. emily: very creative. olessa: a lot of people watch just for the commercials. that's it. thank you, guys. good morning, everyone. we're watch ago few problem spots on the roads starting things off right here. this is the ramp from 128 southbound to highland avenue. an overturned truck here. lots of emergency crews on the scene and the ramp, of course, is shut down at this point. we'll keep you posted. let's go to maps. that accident once again 128 southbound right over by
the ramp to highland avenue is what's shut down o the northbound side we have avenue accident taking out a left lane i will highland avenue. two cars involved in that crash. a disabled car blocks a lane eastbound on the pike by route 9. delays back to 495. 25-30 out to 128. also a crash on route southbound by treble cove road. another accident blocking a lane by route 16 on 93 south. those delays back to wilmington and a slow ride on the expressway half-hour braintree to boston. cindy, it doesn't feel terrible but after yesterday. cindy: everything will be a letdown, right? it felt like may yesterday with temperatures in the mid 60's. close to the record highs. it's about 20 degrees cooler today but still above average. that's where we stay. right through thursday around here. morning. a beautiful start. 38 degrees. much colder out the door. not only in boston but especially in the suburbs where we're down below freezing on the north shore, beverly, lawrence at 30 degrees. plymouth, the cape running in the 20's as well. right around 30 degrees in worcester.
on this ground hog day. the official state ground hog of massachusetts miss g makes her forecast at 10:00 a.m. notice all the sunshine around. temperatures coming up into the mid 40's here this afternoon as high pressure noses in. the winds will be light as well. and this storm out in the middle of the country is going to go to our west and bring in some rain tomorrow. we'll fall back tonight. actually these are the high temperatures running in the mid and upper 40's. notice our low temperatures tonight down near the freezing mark. this rain will be slow to get in here tomorrow. i want to give you a closer look at the timeline. i don't see big impacts on the morning commute. let me step you through it. by 8:00 most of the activity is off to the west. by lunchtime it is closing in on us during the afternoon and evening hours. for the evening commute that's when there will be some downpours. can't rule out a rumble of thunder. even a lingering shower on the cape first thing on thursday morning before we clear it out slowly. 50's with gusty winds tomorrow. still near 50 on thursday. and then the cooldown comes this weekend down into the 30's we go and keep in mind that is average
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