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your weekend is quiet. things get quiet next week. have the full line -- the full forecast coming up. >> now a newscenter 5 eyeopener. randy: republican rancor as the democrats debate. the accusations lighting up the campaign trail just days ahead of the new hampshire primary. emily: a huge fire linked to power trouble. the desperate escape and the device causing concern when the lights came back. randy: new details on the boy who died after being rushed from this house. the report suggesting trouble at home on the eye for this thursday morning. >> you are watching wcvb, boston' s news leader. good morning. this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. emily: overnight winds knocking down trees in boston and new hampshire and bringing in warm air. it' s close to 60 degrees now but
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snow tomorrow. good morning. i am emily riemer. randy: and i' m randy price with -- i was driving in this morning and a limbs on the road. cindy: the wind was rip -- the wind was whipping. big slap in the face tomorrow morning because we' ve got snow on the way. a big change to pass along. it is so warm out the door right now. it is in the mid-50' s in most areas. all the way up into portsmouth, mid -- portsmouth, new hampshire. very strong winds have backed off a bit. back down to 20 miles per hour so it is breezy. watching a couple of showers here starting to get organized. these may lift toward the boston area. the steadier rain is offshore. that front is still close enough by that we are meant to watch this down here.
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more rain. overnight. there is a winter storm watch. six inches of snow south of boston. we have big changes coming in. have an umbrella with you. afternoon. where holding in the 50' s. tonight, the timeline. the roads are damp. watch out for some of those tree branches that are down. olessa: aside from that, we are in pretty good shape. southbound side looking good. let' s check out the rest of your ride. no complaints. overnight construction remains. overall 93 south, sullivan square, -- as you travel to route 1 before -- travel to route 24.
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down from doing -- from mcewen. randy: the race for the white house getting nasty. today donald trump and ted cruz will share the campaign trail after trading angry accusations. the stakes couldn' t be higher with just days before the new hampshire primary. emily: we have team coverage. erika tarantal is covering the democrats. and frank holland is in portsmouth where things are really heating up on the republican side. frank: and you can be sure today will be no different. ted cruz is due here in portsmouth later this morning. donald trump has an event just a few towns over. trump is leading in the polls here but he' s still focused on the last presidential contest. >> this political stuff is dangerous. really, really dishonest. email the cruz campaign sent to supporters in iowa suggesting ben carson might be dropping out.
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saying that was based on a cnn report, but he also admitted they did not tell supporters carson' s camp immediately denied he was quitting. trump says that should trigger a new election. but last night the caucus winner dismissed all of that. >> for a year donald trump said he was going to win iowa, going to win it big, but then he said the people of iowa are stupid, and he skipped the iowa debate. frank: with the primary less than a week away you can be sure the barbs are only going to get sharper. again ted cruz a due in portsmouth later this morning. life in portsmouth, frank holland, newscenter 5. -- live in portsmouth, by colin, newscenter 5. -- frank holland, newscenter 5. randy: two candidates are out this morning. rick santorum threw his support to marco rubio. rand paul also ended his run but
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former rivals. the republican candidates meet for their final debate before the new hampshire primary it happens right here on channel 5 saturday night. our coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. right now hillary clinton and bernie sanders are getting ready for their final showdown before the first votes are cast. emily: this election fight really turning into a battle to define the democratic party. the eyeopener' s erika tarantal is here with the final moves being made. erika: tonight clinton and sanders will share a stage and go head to head on the issues. last night they took turns taking questions during separate appearances at a cnn town hall. sanders continuing to question his rival' s credentials to call herself a progressive. >> i do not know any progressive who has a superpac and takes $15 million from wall street. >> i' m not going to let that bother me. i know where i stand and i know who stands with me. i know what i' ve done. emily: -- erika: sanders and clinton also spent a lot of time
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picking the next supreme court justices. >> we have to destroy isis but we have to be not just tough but be smart. >> i' m looking for people who are rooted in the real world who know that part of the genius of our system is this balance of power. erika: clinton and sanders will debate tonight at unh. newscenter 5 will be there and have a full report tonight at 11:00. emily? emily: and keep it right here tuesday night our team of reporters will have the candidates covered as results come in. our coverage begins at 4:30 p.m.. we' ll take you all the way until midnight. you can also watch live on the wcvb mobile app. the eye-opener with a complete wrapup on wednesday morning. randy: right now, a norfolk couple is forced out of their home after power trouble sparks this fire. firefighters say it happened after power was restored to the neighborhood on tucker road. neighbors believe flames started in the garage last night.
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an electrical box on the garage door opener sparked as power returned. the man then ran for help. his wife trapped inside before she was able to escape herself. quick scrapping on the door very loud here to screaming -- >> rapping on the door very loud screaming. be ok. firefighters are now looking into exactly what caused the fire to spread so quickly. right now a 12-year-old lowell boy is facing charges accused of pulling a knife on a teacher. police say it happened at the cardinal o' connell school after other students had been dismissed yesterday. no one was hurt and the lowell sun reports the boy ran away before being arrested a short time later. he' s not being identified because of his age. emily: right now arlington catholic' s principal is off the job over an alleged incident inside the school.
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complaint has been filed related to something that happened during sunday detention involving principal stephen biagioni. the allegations are not sexual in nature. biagioni is on administrative leave during the investigation. we are getting new details right now about the state' s involvement with a little boy who died after being rushed from his roxbury home. the eyeopener' s antoinette antonio is live at the scene with the new information. antoinette: that 3-year-old little boy was taken from this house sunday night with serious injuries. he didn' and now we' re learning dcf has been in kanai whyte' s life since just months old. officially boston police aren' t saying how whyte died. and no one has been charged. they will only call his injuries traumatic. the herald reports dcf first opened a case on kanai whyte when he was just six months old. in a letter filed in court a dcf worker says a complaint was
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it talks about a heated argument where "mother says father hit her, while she had reported child kenai in her arms, father reported he kind of grantor. that' s kind of grabbed her -- kind of grabbed her or coke -- grabbed her." the letter also says the social worker was concerned about a caretaker in the home. just days before the boy' s death an unidentified caretaker told dcf on the phone he was fine. antoinette antonio newscenter 5. randy: a new miniseries is looking at how bernie made off cheated so many americans. emily: certain coffee drinks can cause trouble for your arteries. randy: telik -- turning the table on telemarketers. the invention wasting their time. cindy: a big changes coming here
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a storm watch for part of the area. we'
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>> we are -- [indiscernible] good morning, eyeopener. good morning to you. great job by the fifth grade class. and good morning to everyone at rice square school in worcester. they' ve got school spirit to spare. emily: we want to see how you say good morning. post your wake up call on the front page of and upload it in the u-local section of our website. morning.
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at -- winter jackets tomorrow morning. it is catching a lot of people off the guard -- offguard s. by tomorrow morning, it is going to be snowing. boston. we are good to see the most snow here it we are going to watch rain come in overnight. snow. how could this possibly happen? it is so warm here it is 54 degrees in boston. to the north, there is marginally enough cold air. it is going to change the rain over to snow. it is going to follow this frontal boundary which is far enough offshore that it will impact us. the models have been trending west. first thing is first, out the door, a lot of clouds. you can see a couple of light
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it is a good idea to have a number low with you. -- to have an umbrella with you . not as strong as they were yesterday is still active. a little bit of fog. visibility on the cape right now. it is kind of a damp, gloomy start. we are 54, boston. 56, beverly. worcester county, you are in the lower 50' s. 56 in taunton. we' ve got the fog. a chance you will get in a couple of showers here to notice the temperatures echo we are holding in the temperatures notice the temperatures. -- notice the temperatures? very little temperature change today with a went about 10 miles per hour. this evening it is dry. overnight hours, we are been to
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after midnight as of that colder north. it' s train is going to change over to snow. -- the rain is going to change over to snow. still raining on cape cod. during the morning hours, that rain is good to change to snow. it is going to persist here. darker blue indicating potential for heavier snow through 10:00 and 11:00 tomorrow morning. it is going to shift offshore and things are going to wind on down. heavy snow is going to keep late from three to six inches. once you get get that' s what you get closer to boston, back to metrowest, one to maybe three inches of snow. it is likely to going to be a coding -- going to be a coating. there is going to be wet, pasty
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it is in the mid-30' s tomorrow. quiet for your weekend. monday into tuesday, there is a storm threat here. colder air in play . the west. another area of low pressure. this coastal low is trying to form. the track is still uncertain. monday night into tuesday, a lot of details to iron out. warm this morning. snowing tomorrow morning. be prepared. olessa: puddles this morning, some down the branches. the connector looking good in both directions. you can see the dampness on the roadway. as you travel to town, construction all clear. 93 southbound at sullivan square come also picked up that road work. on 24 northbound approaching 95 it as you travel the pike, you'
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it is an issue free start heading down on 93. rob one looks good. no prop -- route one looks good. no problems with the trains and buses. emily: abc going inside the mind s biggest ponzi scheme. but for many people in boston this is so much more than a tv movie. randy: the eye' s erika tarantal is here with how it is hitting very close to home. erika: for many around boston this is a real life story of riches to ruin. george christin and his daughter audrey were compelled to watch last night' s debut. but they know all to well how it ends. george lost much of his retirement fund to madoff' s scheme. he says richard dreyfuss' character is spot on. >> absolutely ruthless. at the same time, very personable. but that is what a sociopath is erika: -- is.
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also place the blame on the sec for allowing madoff' s multi billion dollar scheme to go on for twenty years. the miniseries continues tonight at 8:00 right here on channel 5. emily? emily: your economy headlines this thursday most asian markets get a boost overnight as oil prices rebound. u.s. stocks also saw a late turnaround yesterday thanks to the surge. the dow gained 183 points to close at 16,336. right now stock futures are higher. honda is adding another 2.2 million vehicles to its recall over takata airbags. the inflators can explode and hurl shrapnel into the cabin. honda' s latest recall includes older model honda and acura vehicles dating to 2005 as well as 2015 and 2016 models. about 24 million vehicles have been recalled in the u.s. over the takata airbag issue. randy: the nation' s largest drug store chain has a new market. cvs just opened its first pharmacy inside a target store.
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last june cvs agreed to pay $1.9 billion to acquire target' s pharmacy business. all of target' s pharmacies are now in the process of being re-branded. patient records will be transferred to cvs. february is heart health month. emily: and there are some foods you might want to cross off your list. when it comes to hidden salt canned vegetables and jarred , tomato sauce make the list. too much salt of course raises your blood pressure. then there are the artery cloggers the foods that spike , your cholesterol. traditional coffee creamers are actually a high source of trans fat. so are butter alternatives like margarine. and finally foods that mess with your blood sugar, like white rice or blended coffee drinks packed with all that syrup and whipped cream. keeping your blood sugar in check can cut the risk of heart disease. randy: police in california are still trying to explain one bizarre siding on a roof. -- bizarre sighting, on a roof. emily: the discovery you have to see to believe, ahead.
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erika: then new at 5:30, a father saves his son from a burning house in chelsea. his heroic teamwork with firefighters when the boy, had and a wild robbery, caught on camera in methuen. the chaos after this man reaches for the register. a brewster baby, living life with a rare condition. the support her parents need,
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from postal workers to nurses... he's been endorsed for real change: bernie sanders. endorsed by friends of the earth as "a bold, fearless voice for the planet." the nation endorses bernie saying, "you can trust sanders because he doesn't owe his political career to the financial overlords." the nashua telegraph declares: "he's not beholden to wall street money." the valley news says, "sanders has been genuinely outraged about the treatment of ordinary americans for as long as we can remember." i'm bernie sanders
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in it is 5:23. take a look at the temperatures.
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we are to stay there all day long. it is good idea -- it is a good idea to have an number love with you -- you have an umbrella with you. clouds will eventually give way to a couple of breaks of sun later this afternoon. we are holding in the 50' s. it gets colder tonight. rain moves in and it changes to snow. south of boston, there is a winter storm watch up. randy? randy: starting today a familiar face is coming to newscenter 5. maria stephanos joins the team. she' ll join ed harding to anchor newscenter 5 at 7:00 and 11:00. and our new 10:00 newscast coming to metv boston later this month. emily: it is 5:24 and time for re starting on the olessa: you just have to see it to believe it.
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police are still trying to figure out how it happened. it appears the lexus careened down a driveway hit another car and somehow got on top of the house. still doesn' t explain it to me. luckily no serious injuries here. >> hello. >> good afternoon sir. how are you doing? >> hang on a second. olessa: this might be the ultimate foil to telemarketers. a telecom worker created a robot voice that takes over when the calls come in. it senses silence and can keep telling the person to hang on. or ask them why they' re calling. or mutter "yeah" and "ok." our favorite "hang on there' s a bee on my arm." jolly roger telephone company says some telemarketers catch on faster than others.
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olessa: they are just doing their job. emily: i know. randy: i love the idea. i would like to sit there and listen to it. tax trouble, early in the filing season. the irs mistake, that could affect refunds. and fugitive wikileaks founder julian assange could surrender for arrest. but there' s a catch. the declaration that has to come first. traffic moving along the bridge.
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>> now a newscenter 5 eyeopener. randy: final showdown. the democrats get ready to share a new hampshire stage with just days to go. the word that' s sparking a lot of arguments. frank: and the republicans share the campaign trail. but it' s not the granite state
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right now. antoinette: new details in the death of a little boy in boston. the revelations about the state' s involvement in his life. emily: overnight wild video as a , robbery suspect tries to grab a big haul. but the clerk is not letting this guy off easy. on the eye. >> you are watching wcvb, boston' s news leader. good morning. this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. randy: 5:30 thursday morning as we look over the expressway. as you step out, you are going to wonder where you are. on a february morning, it is so mild. i' m randy price. thank you for joining us. emily: and i' m emily riemer with cindy and olessa. you are tracking potential trouble tomorrow morning. cindy: wintry tomorrow. it is going to be snowing this time tomorrow morning.
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some big temperature swings in the forecast here. 54 out the door. it is 56, florence and heavily. -- florence and beverly. we have a little bit of fog. the winds not nearly as strong as they were whipping up overnight. gusts close to 50. winds now down to about 25 miles per hour. a couple of sparkles showing up. they are scattered but you may need an umbrella this morning. the risk of a spot shower this morning heading gradually throughout the day. you may see the clouds break for a little bit of sunshine. temperatures are holding in the 50' s today. how is it going to snow tomorrow morning? this area of low pressure is going to work down the coast.
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storm watch up south of boston. the potential for six inches of snow. we are going to break down the timeline. olessa: they are quiet. no problems out there this morning. a live look at the expressway by the gas tank. traffic getting by without a problem. a quiet start. no construction to contend with. no accidents to report. 24 at route three getting by. volume then you are in good shape. schedule. back to you. tracking right now on the eye, all of the gop hopefuls will be in new hampshire today. donald trump and ted cruz are still trading accusations over whether cruz unfairly influenced voters in the iowa caucuses. right now democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton are getting ready to go head to head
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that' s tonight at unh. and right now a norfolk couple is recovering after escaping this raging fire at their home. the homeowner says an electrical spark after a power outage may have started the fire on tucker road. randy: new overnight, right now police are searching for a bold robbery suspect. you see him here. he tries to make off with the but it doesn' t end there. the eyeopener' s todd kazakiewich is live in methuen with the dramatic video police hope will solve this case. clerk in this store was not without a fight. just take a look at the video. grabbed the whole register off so the clerk pulls out a golf club and goes after him. smashes the door with the register. he tries to get out with the cash but really just makes a hasty retreat.
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knife. he got into a blue suv and took off. keep in mind all of this happened at 4:00 in the in the store. please give methuen police a call. todd kazakiewich, newscenter 5. emily: this morning a chelsea father is credited with saving his 3-year-old son from a burning apartment. a plumber' starting the fire on the third floor of the eleanor street building. the boy was stuck on the 4th floor balcony. as firefighters carefully set up a ladder, the boy' s father helped guide him to safety. two firefighters were hurt, but -- >> he took them out that she took them out through the interior. emily: two firefighters were hurt, but not seriously. the fire forced residents out of 24 apartments. they were offered hotel rooms for the night. today we are expecting new details on the casino resort plans in everett. the state gaming commission will hold a hearing on the plan this morning.
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billion plan features, a 26 story hotel tower. floating dock for water and what' s described as a harbor walk. randy: a group of protestors accused of blocking traffic on 93 in milton last january will be in court today. two of the protestors entered guilty pleas last month. prosecutors were calling for 90 days behind bars. however, they will not face any jail time. instead they were sentenced to probation and community service. the group said they were part of the black lives matter movement. city leaders in boston are taking a new approach to combat racism concerns at boston latin school. they' re telling parents to bypass the school' s administration, and bring racial insensitivity complaints directly to the district' s office. the office is investigating how boston latin' s headmaster dealt with racially-charged tweets, brought to attention more than a year ago. emily: a local baby is helping doctors learn more about a rare condition. randy: the birth defect, often
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the irs, already dealing with trouble this tax season. the error that could cause issues for some returns. emily: and ahead in news to go, an unpleasant surprise in a yard in florida. the massive size of this snake,
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cindy: a live look outside. you can see traffic is getting by without any major problems.
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that is the only thing working. cindy, tomorrow mornings go to a different cindy: it is in the 50' s right now out the door. a warm start. attempt is pretty steady. a spot shower this morning. breaks of sunshine this afternoon. those mild temperatures are going to get colder overnight. another batch of rain is going to come in and change to snow. we are going to wake up to snow. there could be several inches accumulation south of boston. emily? emily: florida' s governor declaring a health emergency in four counties due to the zika virus. at least nine cases have been detected in that state. all the patients are believed to have contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries. the order allows the state to use mosquito spray in the counties where patients live. zika virus has been tied to a birth defect called microcephaly. babies with the condition are born with unusually small heads.
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challenges of microcephaly very well. little alainah is 15-months old. 24 weeks into her pregnancy, melissa therrien says doctor' s noticed that alainah' s head was not growing, she was born prematurely. the cause of the condition is not known. >> i want to give them the foundation of having support. that is something i have not found emotionally it she is not -- she is -- the most elite. she teaches us things that if she wasn' t with microcephaly, we would' ve never learned. alainah' s parents are teaching -- emily: alainah' s parents are teaching her sign language in case her speech never fully develops. randy: commitment 2016, with a last-minute rush for primary votes. the claims pitting republican candidates against each other. and wikileaks founder julian assange could be arrested after years on the run. but there' s one condition. and a sexual assault case against bill cosby will move forward. the promise a judge, didn' t care
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emily: it is 5:43 on your thursday morning. to feel more like spring than it already has. cindy: did you hear the wind? gusts close to 50 miles power
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right now, winds are 10 to 20 miles power. -- 20 miles per hour. it was pretty wild, but temperatures still warm out the door. in the 50' s right now. worcester, 53. it is going to be a mild the day. temperatures holding steady. i cannot rule out a spot shower. have a number l a with you. -- have a number l a with you . you can see all of the clouds that are out there. a couple of showers coming out of long island, connecticut, rhode island. there could be a spot shower watching down the coast. large area of rain along this frontal boundary.
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cold air is going to drift. by 6:00, it is near 50 degrees and it is dry. rain is good to spread up from the south by midnight. tim still close to 40 degrees. after midnight, the temperatures start to drop. the rain is good to change over to snow. there will be snow, boston, north and west. it is still raining on the cape. it is after 6:00 a.m., we see the rain changeover to snow. the snow will come down hard in self -- in eastern massachusetts before it ships offshore. there is the potential for three to six inches of snow. south easton massachusetts -- southeastern massachusetts -- as you head westward, a pretty sharp cut off at an inch. snow tomorrow morning, only in the 30' s.
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olessa: we' re watching that volume. that minor crash on the shoulder. this is on the westbound side of the pike. no lanes are blocked. let' s go to the maps and check out the rest of your ride. no problems here. before looking good. route three a little bit of volume into the route three split. no problems on the south. a little bit of volume out of me thuen. randy? emily? randy: the fight to take new hampshire is heating up. emily: the gop race taking a nasty turn. the eyeopener' s frank holland begins our campaign roundup in portsmouth. frank: ted cruz will appear here later today. he' s likley address to address donald trump calling his iowa caucus victory a fraud. crews responded to that attack
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clerks the people of i were more stupid there' s the people of iowa were stupid and escapes the debate. >> some people are really really dishonest. randy: trump referring to an email from the cruz campaign suggesting ben carson might drop out the republican race. cruz defended his campaign, but admitted his staff did not tell supporters the carson campaign denied he' s quitting. trump says cruz' s iowa victory should be thrown out. trump has an event a few towns over. polls also show trump leading in the granite state. live in portsmouth, frank holland, wcvb newscenter 5. erika: hillary clinton and bernie sanders are gearing up to debate tonight. the democrats in a fierce fight for new hampshire sparred last night at a cnn town hall. sanders questioning clinton calling herself a progressive . clinton questioning sander' s potential effectiveness. >> i do not know any progressive who has a superpac. >> it'
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achievable. erika: coming off that near tie in iowa, the vermont senator needs a win in his neighboring state while clinton is hoping for an upset or at least a good showing in new hampshire. tonight' s debate at unh kicks off at 9:00. emily? emily: and keep it right here tuesday night our team of reporters will have the candidates covered as results come in. our coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. and we' ll take you all the way until midnight. you can also watch live on the wcvb mobile app. anze kopitar -- and come -- internet: -- antoinette: new information this morning on dcf' s involvement with a 3-year-old roxbury boy who died this week. boston police aren' t saying how kenai whyte died, only calling his injuries traumatic. the herald reports dcf first opened a case on kanai when he
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in a letter filed in court, a dcf worker says a complaint was lodged against his parents. it talks about a heated argument where quote mother says father hit her while she had reported child, kenai in her arms. father reported he ' kind of grabbed her.' the letter also says the social worker was concerned about a caretaker in the home. antoinette antonio, newscenter5. todd: this morning, methuen police are looking for the suspect who held up this convenience store but ended up retreating because the clerk fought back. take a good look at this video. this happened wednesday afternoon at the stop quick market on haverhill street. in the surveillance video, the hooded suspect is seen picking up the cash register and attempting to carry the whole thing away. the clerk grabs a putter and starts swinging. the suspect backs off, then makes one final attempt, using the cash register as a battering ram because the clerk had locked the door. the men get into a brief shoving match before the suspect breaks
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an suv. the store is back reopened this morning. police are continuing to investigate. reporting live, todd kazakiewich , wcvb. emily: a groundbreaking new move in massachusetts today, to help women struggling with addiction. lawmakers will unveil a new unit at taunton state hospital to help treat substance abuse. five investigates revealed for years, women committed because of their addiction were put in solitary at a correctional facility. many say it never helped. they will now be treated in a medical program in taunton. randy: the mbta is suing amtrak. the t says it is not responsible for the $30 million a year that amtrak says is needed for upkeep of the rails between boston and attleboro. the agency claims it has a deal with amtrak, allowing those trains to use mbta rails, in exchange for amtrak performing maintenance. amtrak says the agreement is void, because of a recent federal ruling that mandates
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emily: a sexual assault case against bill cosby is moving forward. a judge yesterday rejected cosby' s claim that he has immunity. the comedian says a former prosecutor promised to never press charges, in exchange for cosby' s testimony in a civil suit against him. but the judge disagreed. cosby could face 10 years if convicted of assaulting a woman in 2004. randy: wikileaks founder julian assange may surrender to british police. but that' s only if the united nations rules he was lawfully detained. assange has not left ecuador' s embassy in britain since june 2012, after he was granted asylum. he' s fighting extradition to sweden, where two women accused him of sexual assault which he denies. a u.n. decision is expected tomorrow. emily: some computer trouble for the irs is taking a toll on early tax returns. the irs says it has stopped accepting electronically filed returns because of a hardware failure. the outage could affect refunds already submitted, but the
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major disruptions. some systems may remain out of service today. a go to lightbulb choice for people looking to save money and energy is now coming off the shelves. general electric is phasing out compact fluorescent lights. the company is expected to stop selling cfl' s by the end of the year. instead, customers will transition to led lights, which have gotten cheaper and more efficient over the years. randy: the celtics come out firing against the pistons at the garden. they led by as many as 24 at one point last night holding on to a commanding lead in the first half. detroit fights back in the final quarter, getting it to within 10. but the c' s hang on for their 7th win in 8 games. 102-95 the final. emily: reigning basketball mvp steph curry reminds fans how he got that title. the warriors' point guard lit up the court and social media as he knocked down 51 points in last night' s win over the wizards.
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first half and made 11-of-16 three pointers throughout the game. randy: former bruins player dennis wideman gets slapped with a 20-game suspension for this cheap shot on a referee. the nhl came down with the punishment yesterday, after last week' s hit. wideman, who now plays for the flames, says he didn' t see the linesman. he can appeal the suspension. randy: the woman behind the well known line in a boston-based prince spaghetti commercial has died. mary fiumara plays anthony' s mother in ad. she became a north end icon following the 1960' s commercial. she died tuesday at the age of emily: starting today, you' ll see a familiar face on newscenter 5.
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ll join ed harding to anchor newscenter 5 at 7:00 and 11:00 tonight. and our new 10:00 newscast coming to metv boston later this month. randy: a surprise of a lifetime for a florida woman. she found this, a nine foot anaconda right here in her yard. she says she let her two small dogs out monday morning, when she noticed the snake, basking. animal control is scanning the anaconda for a microchip to see if it' s someone' s escaped pet. emily: take it away. take the dogs back inside. cindy: 54 degrees. that is the current temperature. that is what we typically wake up to in the morning hours in late may. winds are on the around 10 miles per hour. 56, beverly. in plymouth, it is 57 degrees.
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just some patches of fog. if you showers lifting northward out of rhode island and eastern connecticut. probably a good idea to have an umbrella. that threat is with us until 9:00 or 10:00. clouds may break for a little bit of sunshine. temperatures holding in the 50' s. it is going to be another cold -- another warm february day. we had a winter storm watch later tonight through tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. this frontal boundary stalled offshore. a wave of low pressure is going to ride that as temperatures start to drop. 6:00 this evening, drive across the area. rain across the south through midnight. after midnight, the temp just start to drop. by 6:00 tomorrow morning, it is
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west. it is good to change over to snow. offshore. the potential is there for three to six inches of sloppy, wet, pasty snow here it -- pasty snow. closer into boston, one to three inches. beyond metrowest, it is just a coating to likely under an inch. degrees. monday into tuesday, another potential storm threat. there is going to be energy approaching the coast line, developing another storm system. models developing at a storm developing. initially, it is cold enough for snow but there is a question of the path. it is something we are watching. in the meantime, in the 50' s.
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olessa: not too bad. a look at the pike. over to the maps. we did have a minor incident involving a truck. that cleared up quickly. the pike is quite. north of town, you are in good shape. trains and buses doing ok. randy: a new mini-series looks at the financial ruin caused by bernie madoff. emily: the show' s most disturbing aspect for one family who lost everything. and new this morning, some coffee drinks are bad for your heart. there are other foods that could
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