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emily: threats to a student body have a teen under close watch right now. the concerns over what was discovered inside his home. randy: hillary clinton back on capitol hill in hours. the focus of another benghazi hearing. emily: the key to ptsd may be inside this first-of-its-kind brain bank. the research being done in massachusetts helping unlock clues to the problems haunting veterans. announcer: you are watching s news leader. good morning, this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. randy: also on the eye, these guys are having a really tough time carrying out a crime.
their blunders. good morning, i' m randy price. emily: i' m emily riemer with cindy fitzgibbon. maybe some fog. cindy: it will be tough on the kids. wherever you see the white on the map, that is where we have the fog. visibility half a mile in worcester. it is breezy and warm this afternoon. right around 70 degrees. 53, worcester, right now. a few 40' s. otherwise, a lot of clouds. showers to the west. nothing more than a spot shower.
breaks of sunshine. 70 by 5:00. showers few and far between. better chance of seeing one or two across the area. no impact for the morning. we are dealing with some fog. olessa: this is over in somerville. stop and go from avon. pike looks good. some delays on 93 south out of methuen. emily: right now, a teenager is accused of threatening to shoot up methuen high school. and police say what they find inside his home, might be even more troubling. randy: the eye' s reid lamberty
reid? reid: officers tell us they found live ammunition inside the home of this 16-year-old junior. they also found tactical gear. the weapons found were fake. the investigation started when another student came forward on monday. police said she became concerned when the suspect started making threats verbally, in text messages, and on social media. they also say those threats referenced other school shootings. >> what was really important is not what was said, but it was what we found. we had a child who came forward. >> an alert went out to parents to inform them of the situation. the teenager involved has already faced a judge and is
undergoing a mental evaluation. live this morning in methuen, reed lambert. randy: right now hillary clinton is getting ready to answer more questions about the deadly attack on an american compound in benghazi. that siege killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya and winchester native glen doherty. the eye' s erika tarantal is here with what we already know about what will be a heated day in capitol hill. erika: it' s testimony that will be a true test for clinton as it could have a huge impact on her presidential campaign. the former secretary of state will answer to the special house committee investigating the 2012 attacks in benghazi. clinton' s use of a private email server may come up but the focus will likely be any involvement clinton had with security decisions in libya. clinton testified before congress on this 3 years ago she has said she was unaware of requests for more security. >> we have learned that there
were hundreds of mentions about security incidents, particularly in 2012. emily: republicans, criticized for taking so long with this process, argue officials have not been forthcoming with information, but democrats and even some republicans have suggested this is at least in part a political play to hurt clinton' s white house chances. the testimony begins at 10 this morning. emily: right now, an elderly woman is recovering after she fell onto the tracks, and under an orange line train. that woman slipped as the train pulled into haymarket station last night. the train then came to a screeching halt, jolting passengers. >> we are in the train. we did not know why. she started screaming. emily: the woman was trapped in a crawl space, untouched by the it took about a half hour to get her out. she was alert on her way to the hospital, and is expected to be ok.
inspectors are now reviewing surveillance video to find out exactly what happened. new this morning, the family of a toll worker killed on the job wants the state to do more to protect highway employees. vasilios pappas was hit by a truck as he walked across a mass pike toll lane in auburn back in july. the driver is facing several charges including motor vehicle homicide in connection with the crash. this week the state announced new efforts to get drivers to slow down while passing through toll booths. but family members tell the telegram they want to see more , including rumble strips before all toll plazas. randy: breaking overnight, a suspect is now charged with murder in the road-rage killing of a 4-year-old girl in new mexico. tony torrez was arrested yesterday in albuquerque. police say the victim was shot while riding in the back of her father' s truck tuesday. the father says he was trying to exit the highway when a car forced him out of his lane. the drivers exchanged words, and shots were fired. the brookline firefighter charged with beating a man at a taco shop has been fired.
s alleged actions egregious. he' s accused of attacking a man at anna' s taqueria, because he was taking too long to order. the firefighter' s union says it will appeal the decision. emily: a former cheerleading coach is behind bars, accused of raping one of his students. nicholas johnson worked at the full house all stars cheerleading gym in west bridgewater. police say he started texting a 14-year-old whom he coached privately, and eventually took her to his apartment in brockton. that' s where they say he sexually assaulted her, then told her he loved her. >> you are at a higher power. you are supposed to guide the child. it is disappointing. emily: full house has released a statement, offering prayers to the girl involved. johnson has pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape and is being held with bail set at $50,000. campus police at bridegwater
a student' s rape claim unfounded. the woman told police a man she met on a social networking app sexually assaulted her. campus police added patrols and searched for an attacker, but say they have since closed the case and will not bring formal charges. randy: this morning it looks like paul ryan is poised to be the next speaker of the house. last night, a caucus of hard-line house conservatives s bid d demanded before , pursuing the job. two other gop groups still have to vote by the end of the week. those groups are largely credited with forcing current speaker, john boehner to resign. , the massachusetts gaming commission will review embattled draftkings and fanduel. s casino operations will look at whether whether they should face regulation. ll discuss the issue at their next public meeting one
week from today. emily: newscenter5 on the opioid governor charlie baker will meet today with law enforcement and community leaders on new opioid legislation in massachusetts. that' s as the crisis grows. the department of public health estimates there were 683 opioid-related deaths from january to june this year. that' s a nearly 7% increase from the same period last year. in total, there were more than 1000 opioid deaths for all of 2014, a 63% increase from 2012. randy: the federal government with a new focus on faulty airbags. emily: the proposal that could ramp up repairs to millions of vehicles. and it is the first-of-its-kind research aimed at helping veterans with ptsd. the key brain samples may hold in finding answers. randy: his mac-n-cheese rampage went viral. the message from uconn now that this student is no longer enrolled at the university. cindy?
are getting a high five with mike lynch. at 6:00. and you can always show your school pride with an eyeopener wake-up call. just go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the cindy: a nice morning out there. visibility a mile and below. in some places, the fog is thicker than others. reduced visibility, about half a mile. you have the fog, but it is going to be a breezy, warm day. turning much colder. a frosty start to your weekend. beverly and boston in the mid-50' s.
on the satellite imagery, clouds above the fog. don' t look for a lot of sunshine today. there will be a break after we burn off the fog. most of your day is dry. temperatures coming up, southwesterly wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. it is nothing more than a spot shower. highs look like this. will, 70 degrees. you.
pressing down towards the cake by 10 :00 or 11:00 tonight. clearing skies. temperatures fall into the upper 30' s to mid 40' s. a cooler day tomorrow. the breeze will hold the temperatures down. we may not crack 50 degrees for a high. a nice sunny start to the weekend. if you have outdoor plans saturday morning, look at the temperatures. there might be a passing shower early in the day and early
olessa: not seeing accidents that are impacting your commute. southbound side of building the delays. as you make your way south, watching one crash. 109, not causing any delays. expressways, 30. the pike looks good this morning. 93 southbound, delays out of methuen. randy: new this morning, the student behind an infamous outburst at the university of connecticut, is no longer enrolled at the school. it' s not clear if luke gatti was expelled or left on his own. but uconn confirms he' s banned from all school property. the 19-year-old became aggressive with food service t sell him
an open container. new research being done in dealing with ptsd. it' s happening inside this lab at the bedford v.a. facility hundreds of brain samples they' ve seen in other brain disorders hoping for better treatments. >> certain treatments reduce inflammation. emily: this brain bank is dedicated to the study of ptsd and is the first of its kind. randy: some common foods can do they can also ease aches and for example, carrots. and beta carotenes fight inflammation. and that can ease arthritis. omega-3 fortified eggs also treat migraines. beans will ease those headaches, they'
re loaded with magnesium. and magnesium deficiency has been linked to migraines. topping economic headlines this morning, the most highly valued company in the bay state is slashing jobs. yesterday biogen announced 880 cuts, 400 of them in massachusetts. it' s also ending several research programs to due slow sales and a disappointing drug trial. biogen is the world' s largest maker of multiple sclerosis drugs. federal regulators are thinking of speeding up recalls over faulty airbags. the government could put out a special directive ordering manufacturers to prioritize certain repairs and replacements of takata airbags. it would also increase the facilities. the airbags, which can release shrapnel, have been linked to 8 emily: asian stocks are mostly lower this morning due to week earnings reports.
here in the u.s., stock futures are higher despite finishing in the red yesterday. investors will also be looking forward to new weekly jobless claims data. cable giant comcast is getting ready to enter the cell phone business. using verizon' s network, comcast will offer both cellular and wi-fi service. and it could be up and running by this time next year. if it comes together the service could be capable of competing with at&t, sprint, t-mobile, and verizon. randy: people are sleeping a lot easier in a florida neighborhood. emily: the predator captured and the message from its owner. erika? erika: new at 6:30, finding a parking space in some of boston' s most congested areas just got a bit more challenging. the car-sharing companies getting the spots and the reaction that is getting from drivers. heightened concern centered on boston' s big dig tunnels. the new number of damaged nuts and what massdot is saying this morning. the girl' s field hockey team at watertown high is making history.
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waking up to a fair amount of fog. wherever you see the whites, that is where we have fog. the fog burns off. a breezy, warm afternoon, in the low 70' s today. a late day hit or miss shower. 20 degrees colder with sunshine. a frosty start on saturday emily: one more thing back to the future got wrong. the cubs will not win the world series. the empire state building lit up for the mets, after they knocked the cubs out of the playoffs last night with a 4-0 series sweep. the mets were off to an early start with a 3-run homer in the first. and the hits just kept on coming. 8-3 the final. the world series kicks off on october 27. randy: time for eyepoppers. what do you have, olessa? olessa: a florida man is owning
>> i really feel bad for causing the trouble to other people. olessa: he is sorry. this 8 foot long king cobra slithered out of his cage, and a garage, a month ago. it was found a half a mile away, under someone' s clothes dryer. now the owner could get his entire collection of venomous snakes taken away. he could only be so lucky. stick to puppies and kittens. these are some bumbling burglars. surveillance video shows them trying to steal the atm at a texas sports bar. but it won' t budge, and one of the crooks falls down. then they go for a 90-inch t.v. smile for the camera. looking directly into a security camera. plus, the tv' s are too heavy for them, so they had to leave with absolutely nothing. randy: thank you, olessa. emily: a new move to get a powerful painkiller out of the hands of kids. the action happening today at the state house. honoring colleen ritzer on the second anniversary of her
taking winning to new heights. this has never happened before, not in massachusetts, not anywhere. announcer: you are watching wcvb, boston' s news leader. good morning, this is newscenter 5 eyeopener. emily: 6:30 on this thursday morning. good morning. i am emily riemer. fog in worcester, reducing visibility.
a few problems spots heading south. getting into the canton area. 128 south, another accident. into boston. 93 south delays out of methuen connector. randy: right now bridgewater state police say the report of a rape on campus earlier this week was quote unfounded. the student told officers a man she met on a social networking app sexually assaulted her. police say that case is now closed. emily: right now a teenager is facing charges accused of threatening to shoot up methuen high school. police say the 16-year-old junior referenced other school shootings and had live ammunition and tactical gear in his home. the actual weapons were fake. randy: and right now hillary clinton is getting ready to face
questions on the deadly attacks in benghazi. she' ll testify before a special house committee this morning. four americans were killed in the 2012 attack including winchester native glen doherty. emily: right now the state is working to fix new problems discovered inside the tunnels boston commuters use every day. randy: the eye' s antoinette antonio is live in the city with the repairs now being made. antoinette: repairs to hundreds of cracked or deteriorated nuts boston' s big dig tunnels. and the bill for those repairs just keeps on growing. if you are concerned about this, massdot insists there are no safety concerns. but inspectors have found hundreds of faulty nuts on lighting fixtures inside the tunnels, so far, 878 damaged nuts have been discovered in the ted williams tunnel. and another 49 nuts also need to be replaced in the turnpike connector tunnel and the i-93 tunnel.
100 to 130 pounds, but dot officials say the support system ensures the lights won' t fall. that, however, was not the case 4 years ago when a corroded 100-pound light fixture fell in the tip o' neill tunnel. all of the light inspections are expected to be complete by november. it could take 6-months to fix -- to make the report -- to make the repairs. no word on how much it will cost. randy: it' s going to take even longer than expected to finish the t' s green line extension. the next phase was supposed to start this fall but has now been pushed back to next spring. the reason? soaring costs. the project' s current price tag is $2 billion, but that may jump to $3 billion before the job is
emily: friends of a murdered danvers teacher want to honor her legacy and you can help. erika' s back with the new tribute to colleen ritzer. erika: today marks two years since colleen ritzer was killed at danvers high. but those who knew her want to make this day about life. so, friends have launched a social media campaign called kindness for colleen. >> people start posting things and do not follow it up. colleen was that positive person. erika: philip chism, the student accused in ritzer' s murder, is undergoing a mental health evaluation before jury selection for his trial continues. that could take a few more weeks. randy? randy: a bill to ban doctors from writing oxycontin prescriptions for kids gets its first public hearing today. state representative diana dizoglio of methuen says the
gateway drug to heroin. her legislation would prevent anyone under the age of 17 from getting it. an fda decision from last august allows oxycontin prescriptions for children as young as 11 under certain medical circumstances. a teenager is accused of using a hatchet to vandalize a planned parenthood clinic in new hampshire. police in claremont say the damage is extensive. they tell us the teen broke in yesterday morning, destroyed computer and lab equipment, and cut phone lines. he' s also accused of damaging the plumbing which flooded both the clinic and a pizza restaurant next door. the same clinic was damaged earlier this month when someone spray-painted graffiti on the it' s crime is related. emily: finding a parking spot on boston' now, it is a little bit harder. randy: the companies those city' s defense this morning. players and their coach have a reason to celebrate. the big win bringing an even
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spots. an accident 95 northbound. heavy delays approaching. lots of volume. a little bit of fog. cindy: a lot of fog, especially north and west of boston. s this morning. 70 degrees. about 20 degrees colder tomorrow. to your weekend. spot. t park here to shop. randy: rental car companies are snapping up parking spaces in parts of the hub. enterprise and zipcar are paying about $3,000 a year to rent spaces on the street and in public lots. those spaces cost drivers
month, depending on the vehicle. unlike the haystack app, which was nixed earlier this year, the spaces are not reserved for privately owned cars. of the 80 spots, only 9 are downtown. the city hopes rental cars could eventually ease congestion. >> people decide hey, my car is getting old, they could get a zip car, it is much cheaper. randy: many of the leased spots are in neighborhoods, in areas with little access to rental cars. emily: watertown high school knows the meaning of winning. but their most recent victory is one for the record books. the girl' s field hockey team is on a national streak that' s never happened before. 154 wins in a row. watertown set a national high school record yesterday with the 6-0 win. 40 of their last 41 wins have been shutouts. the last time they lost was in the state tournament in november, 2008.
and players say this incredible streak is due in large part to their coach. >> she is unbelievable. she is the reason this works. we are lucky to have her. emily: coach eileen donahue boasts 590 career wins, and only thirty losses. randy: ahead in news to go, a large heroin discovery in west bridgewater. r if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but the republicans... they want to go back to letting the super wealthy call the shots. rthey don't stand up for equal pay for women. r they don't support paid family leave. p they don't even really support refinancing student debt. p we've got to get this economy
randy: good morning. we are ready with your news to go starting with a school threat , in methuen. erika' s following what to expect from hillary clinton' s upcoming testimony on the attack in benghazi. emily: and antoinette' s in boston with new concerns in bid -- in big dig tunnels. cindy: running in shorts this morning. it is going to be the warmest day of the week. enjoy it. it is not going to last. we started out this week colder with temperatures in 40' s.
mid 50' s on the cape, even in nashua. a mild start this morning. we have fog out there this morning. visibility is running under a mile. the fog may slow you down. once the fog burns off, a fair amount of clouds. showers to the west look like they' re heading toward us. a lot will fall apart. late in the day, there could be a shower. looking for a high of 72. showers few and far between. one
before midnight, showers exit the cape and the skies clear out overnight. 40' s in the morning. lower 50' s with sunshine and a bright saturday. highs in the mid 50' s by the afternoon. olessa: giving a little busy. a live look at route only need in saugus. -- at route 1 in saugus. your trip on the expressway, 30 to 35, braintree to boston. once you get past this crash, another one on the leverett connector. delays back to wilmington on 93 south. emily: following breaking news now.
attack. police. hurt. no word on a motive. a student accused of making a threat on methuen high school. emily: and police say a search of his home is causing more the eye' s reid lamberty explains >> he is undergoing a mental a valuation after police found a live ammunition in his home. the weapons found are fake. he made alarming threats on social media. he was a friend of the teenager who came forward. some threats did rack good -- did it reference other school shootings. erika: a major test for hillary clinton today as she testifies
before the special congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in benghazi. how she holds up could have a huge impact on her presidential campaign. the focus will likely be any involvement clinton had with security decisions at the u.s. consulate in libya. 4 americans were killed there including u.s. ambassador chris stevens and winchester native glen doherty. critics call this investigation political. republicans say it' s taken so long because it' s been hard to get to the facts. testimony begins at 10:00 this morning. antoinette: years after the big dig new problems are discovered , in boston' s tunnels. cracked or deteriorated nuts that hold up the lights inside the tunnels. massdot says there are no immediate safety concerns and they insist the support system ensures lights won' t fall on drivers. inspectors have found hundreds
so far, 878 damaged nuts have been discovered in the ted williams tunnel. and another 49 nuts also need to be replaced in the turnpike connector tunnel and the i-93 tunnel. all of the light inspections are expected to be complete by november. this is more then 100,000 nuts on those light. it take about another six months to make those repairs. no word on how much that will cost. emily: a former cheerleading coach is behind bars, accused of raping one of his students. nicholas johnson worked at the full house all stars cheerleading gym in west bridgewater. police say he started texting a 14-year-old whom he coached privately, and eventually took her to his apartment in brockton. that' s where they say he sexually assaulted her. johnson has pleaded not guilty and is being held on bail. randy: breaking overnight, a suspect is now charged with murder in the road-rage killing of a 4-year-old girl in new mexico.
yesterday. police say the girl was shot while riding in the back of her father' s truck. the father says he was trying to exit the highway when a driver forced him out of his lane. the drivers exchanged words, and shots were fired. emily: the brookline firefighter charged with beating a man at a taco shop has been fired. the board of selectmen made the decision, calling joseph ward' s alleged actions egregious. he' s accused of attacking a man at anna' s taqueria, because he was taking too long to order. the firefighter' s union says it will appeal the decision. randy: an elderly woman is recovering after she fell onto the tracks, and under an orange line train. that woman slipped as the train pulled into haymarket station last night. the train then came to a screeching halt. fortunately the woman was trapped in a crawl space, not touched by the wheels. it took about a half hour to get her out. she is expected to be ok. emily: wikileaks claims to be flaunting a hack of the cia director' s private emails. it has posted documents that it
s personal account. that account was used from 2005 to 2008, when brennan was not serving in government. the cia says none of the posted documents are classified. the fbi is investigating the breach. randy: it looks like paul ryan is poised to be the next speaker of the house. last night, a caucus of hardline house conservatives voted to support ryan' s bid something , he' d demanded before pursuing the job. two other gop groups still have to vote by the end of the week. those groups are largely credited with forcing current speaker, john boehner to resign. , a woman is under arrest after bridgewater police say they found 180 bags of heroin in her car. the enterprise reports tiffany charron was pumping gas when officers executed a search warrant on her suv. that' s when they say they found the drugs. she' s now been charged with possession with intention to distribute. emily: new hampshire' s only death row inmate is appealing his conviction to the u.s. supreme court. michael addison was convicted in
the 2008 shooting death of manchester officer michael briggs. his attorneys say the trial judge violated his rights by not allowing jurors to hear evidence that he was remorseful. the state supreme court upheld his conviction last year. randy: back to the future got this wrong, the cubs will not win the 2015 world series. the empire state building lit up for the mets, after they knocked the cubs out of the playoffs last night with a 4-0 series sweep. the mets were off to an early start with a 3-run homer in the first. and the hits just kept on coming. 8-3 the final. the world series kicks off on october 27. emily: and who will join them? the jays fighting hard to stay in the running. they battled back last night from tuesday' s embarrassing loss to the royals. toronto off to an early lead with 2 runs. they clear the bases to make it 5-0 in the 6th. and that would hold. 7-1 the final. royals lead the series 3-2.
game 6 is tomorrow night. new developments coming to south boston. developers released this rendering yesterday of a six-block, multi-use complex called washington village, slated for andrew square. it calls for 8 buildings of more than 650 residential units, and 98,000 square feet of retail space. developers hope to begin construction next year, and finish up in 2021. randy: a new round of emojis is now available for the iphone. apple released an update to its mobile operating system yesterday. it includes more than 150 characters, including a burrito, more smiley faces, and religious buildings. the company is now trying to determine what emojis will be released next year. in the running, an avocado, and a tumbler of whiskey. do you use them? >> no.
-- >> i love emojis. a live look outside. delays on the southbound side. let' s check out the rest of your ride. 95 northbound, an accident by 128. 24 slow from avon. delays on the expressway, 30 to 35 braintree to boston. volume 93 south approaching an accident. a crash on the leverett connector. trains and buses operating on schedule. cindy: the sun up officially at 7:04. low cloudiness and fog. slowly, the fog is
55, boston. mid 50' s in the cape. fog reducing visibility. the fog is lifting. breaks of sunshine as we go through the afternoon. into the 60' s. the wind may gust over 30 miles per hour. it is breezy and warm. this front is pressing in with showers. after three :00 this afternoon, we might see one or two showers setting up. overnight, any rain shower will come to an end. tomorrow, a cooler day, despite the sunshine. high temperatures in the lower 50' s.