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it is cold and windy. back in. we are talking snow? harvey: looks like this time tomorrow and some areas affected slightly more than others. the the area of snow is right down in the lower great lakes. you can see it in chicago and southern michigan. that's what we are talking about roughly this time tomorrow evening. we start the day with a little sun on the cape. the clouds thicken and notice as we get to 6:00, 7:00 it is snowing north and west of boston and accumulating especially in the higher terrain like worcester county hills. that's a mix in and around boston. the air above is cold, and in the lower layers it is causing a wet snow and wet snow and rain. it is a close toss up between rain and snow around boston. a small storm. even where it is all storm in our area an inch or two is what i would expect in the higher terrain. anywhere from 0 to 1 is what
more cold to talk about and that is coming up in a few minutes. heather? heather:right now $3 million worth of drugs is off the streets. the discovery made in a talks -- tewksbury apartment. jack has the big operation that was broke up. reporter: it happened in tewksbury and according to investigators it is a very big deal. they feel it is a hiewnl step in in -- a huge step in the right direction. >> this is a critical piece in getting it valued at well over $7 million off the streets. >> middlesex investigators are charging louis perez and hill do with running a major opioid operation. they seized three kilos of fentanyl and heroin or both. >> although it looks like heroin it can be several -- almost 100 times more potent. reporter: attorneys for both defendants denying they were
>> there is nothing in the report that indicates what was in the grocery bags was drugs or anything related to drugs. reporter: they didn't explain bricks. the dangerous and synthetic drug used to mix with heroin. gets that. they have no way of knowing if they use the substance how fentanyl. reporter: the judge set a high bail in this case $10 million and deaf -- and 7.5 million respectively. phil: the search is on for the cause of a deadly fire. the flames are so intense that both neighbors and firefighters were stopped from rushing in to help. let's get to nicole who is live in gloucester where she talked to the friends of the victim. nicole? reporter: that's right. authorities are withholding the victim's name. but the neighbors and friends tell us he lived in this home
he was well known here. they were called to hammond drive. >> and as daylight broke they were looking for clues as to what caused the fire. the sad reality began to sink in. >> when i got up i was shocked. i i couldn't believe it. reporter: inside this home on the second floor they found the body of the sole resident. a man who grew up as a child and lived here as an adult. >> all my life he grew up with my son. he used to come around the older son who was 53 years old now. reporter: the man who was in his 50s is well known and kept to himself. >> the only guy that belonged. reporter: when firefighters arrived just before 4:00 on monday morning they say a car in the driveway alerted them to the possibility that someone might be inside. >> their attempts to get up
were -- you know, they were beat back by the fires. reporter: a rescue attempt cut short by a wall of fire. just a few moments ago we did speak with investigators. they did tell us the cause remains under investigation. live in gloucester, wcvb newscenter 5. heather:thank you. a 9-year-old syrian refugee who lost his arms will be in the state of the union tomorrow night. they were staying in massachusetts and there was help from the new day syria. it injured the boy and killed three siblings. they sent the president a letter asking him to help syrian refugees. this will be president obama's final state of the union address. he is expected to discuss economic growth and address terrorism fears in tomorrow's speech. you can watch it live here on
ed: to commitment 2016 and bernie sanders is closing in on hillary clinton. this is clinton 48% and in new hampshire the "wall street journal" and those are the numbers. today chelsea clinton is in boston on the campaign trail for her mother at this hour. this afternoon she held an event to promote the new book. tonight she will behead lining a fundraiser. chelsea clinton is focusing on her mother's plan. she will beheading to new hampshire tomorrow for three more campaign events. >> we are boring. >> so very important. it is very important. get him out of here. ed: the words from donald trump to a front runner is in
starts a week for trump. he is going to nevada, florida and virginia. heather:a convicted drug dealer accused of a shooting being held. dozens of police officers lined the room and he pleaded not guilty to assault with intent. the officer was shot in the leg in madipan on friday. they tried to assassinate him. right now the man accused of killing bella bond is being held without bail. michael mccarthy arraigned today on a murder charge in the death of the child once known as baby doe. mccarthy was the boyfriend of bella's mom who is also charged as an accessory to murder. bella's remains were found in a plastic bag on deer island leading to an investigation to identify her. ed: the u.s. supreme court is set to scrap union fees.
over a decade's old precedent of the public sector unions to collect mandatory fees from the nonmembers. these fees are then used to bargaining costs. a group of nonunion california public school teachers say the fees violate the first amendment rights. ed: the country's highest court denied a request for an appeal over the pro-israel ad. the t previously banned the ad from the american freedom defense initiative. they say it used the word "savage" and it was demeaning to palestinians. they say it violates the right to free speech. heather:it is a trip to check out marge man use. they -- marijuana use. they went to see the pro's and the con's of the drug. they will besetting the health
2016 potential ballot that will allow the recreational usage for people 21 years of age and older. gas prices in the bay state are dropping again and a gallon of regular is now averaging $1.95 according to triple-a. that's down 30 cents from this time last year. triple-a says falling crude oil prices and a big domestic supply are driving the prices at the pump. phil: and now to the price at the pump. the powerball jackpot is climbing to $1.4 billion. the next drawing is on wednesday night. so you have time to buy tickets and to think about how you may spend the winnings and they are likely to grow higher than that. lottery officials expect 80% combinations to be bought for this particular drawing. and speaking of that don't miss the drawing for this humongous scrak pot. you can see it live when a newscenter 5 at 5:00 comes your way.
the opioid epidemic by taking care of addicts. bough bough lawmakers and -- but lawmakers have the best strategies hot het and what happens when a -- heather:and what happens when the funeral home cremates the wrong body. 5 investigates with the exclusive details. harvey: cold temperatures, but what about our next storm? that will be critical and so will the location. ed: and keep your eye on number 11. julian edelman is looking sharp at practice, but it is just practice and he has a promise for patriot fans on how hard he will play on saturday. >> tonight at 7:00, a brand-new year, a brand-new knew cast. newscenter 5 at 7:00, local journalists going deeper into the big stories of the day,
the building and went into cardiac arrest. the 83-year-old father was yelling for help as firefighters
arrived. we will follow this story throughout the evening. you can expect updates at 7:00 and 11:00. heather:and now making changes to help more people fight addiction. ed: a new effort is different than what the governor is calling for. rhondella richardson is live in the state house with a closer look. rhondella? reporter: the governor and the senate have proposals and now there is a house bill up for debate. everyone agrees the state must do something as the governor says, four people are dying of overdose every day. lawmakers believe taking care of addicts in the throws of the open yoid cry -- opiod crisis is step one. governor baker proposed a three-day hospital hold on the survivors and house speaker questions if that is constitutional. the act relative to substance, use, treatment, education and
than a 24-hour hold with a mandatory treatment plan prior to discharge. a collaborative approach that they say doesn't tie up available hospital beds. >> we are talking about keeping these folks in the emergency ward for three days? i don't see how a hospital is going to be able to either care for them or for that manner care for those who have some other physical ailment. >> three is a better number than seven. three is consistent with the cdc recommendation. >> hospitals will conduct a medical evaluation when individuals prevent -- present themselves with overdose. >> whether it is three days or seven days it is a big material change in the status quo and that's a good thing. >> a room full of health care advocates agree to that. it is a seven-day limit on highly addictive prescriptions. the governor wants doctors prescribing enough for three days. and there will be prescription flexibility for those with
the plan is to have a vote hopefully this week of the live at the state house rhondella richardson, wcvb newscenter 5. ed: it was 60 degrees when i got in the car. heather:i got in the car after midnight and it was in the 60s. what we are learning about the future of a funeral home that cremated the wrong you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. p the bottom line of this economy
p what this campaign is about is to demand that we create r an economy that works for all of us r rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. ed: the state
is taking action against a boston funeral home in a mix up that was exposed by 5 investigates. heather: kathy is here with reporter: heather and ed, we 2013. an elderly woman who wanted to be buried was cremated by mistake. now the funeral home and employees involve face thousands of dollars in fines and penalties. 84-year-old frannie hickey passed away in 2013.
investigating the cause of her death. frannie's wish was to be buried with her deceased husband, but she was cremated instead. they discovered an apprentice when working with a casper medical funeral home they are working with the body of the man with the same last name and was given the body with frannie
hickey. when we spoke with frannie's brother he blamed the funeral home and the crematorie for this horrible mistake. >> we are very hurt. reporter: now more than two years later in this consent agreement with the state, the brothers who operate the funeral home will pay $10,000 in fines. they are continuing to complete the education and the funeral director's license is on a six-month probation.
one place to go to another, this should be a double check. it is just a disaster. reporter: and the license of the apprentice who picked up frannie's body has been suspended for six months. her family has filed a civil suit in this case. kathy curran, 5 investigates. heather:so i can frame it, we were in florida until we landed and when we landed it wasn't anywhere near as cold as we thought. ed: how come i wasn't in florida? heather:lynchy was there too. >> look at those numbers. it is a lot different than it was 24 hours ago. it is a different world. let's show you that. look at the temperature difference between now and 24 hours ago. worcester is 33 degrees colder than it was yesterday at this time. the winds will slowly ease, but it does look like the snow
time of the evening commute tomorrow especially the middle and latter part of the commute. along i-95 and south and east and the low-level temperatures will be above freezing in those areas. farther off to the north and west it will be cold and a small accumulation. 30 degrees is the current temperature in boston and very dry air. the 13 mile per hour winds. the winds have come down and they are still steady at 15 miles an hour here. we have gusts to 25 and it is starting to come down and the trend will continue tonight. right now the windchill of 10 in worcester and 20 in boston. these will be the temperatures overnight and starting out your day early tomorrow. the teens and the low to mid20s. what gets critical are the temperatures as we approach the evening commute tomorrow. notice the i-95 belt south and east. a little above freezing. you go north and west especially the higher terrain it will be well below freezing when the snow begins.
the most. now this little system is over later tomorrow night and then the cold comes back all over again for a very cold and very windy day coming up on wednesday. the little system i'm talking about right here, the lower great lakes. it is small. it is one of the alberta clippers. it does president have moisture and it is fast moving. around the evening commute it could be wet snow. it could be a mix of the two. rain for the cape. north and west though it is a period of snow and then by midnight it is out of here and then the wind and the cold with some partial clearing takes over for wednesday. so i am estimating especially in the higher terrain, north and west of 128 and especially north and west of 495, one to two inches and the merrimack valley away from the immediate coast a good one to two inches. maybe an inch as you get closer to boston. northern new england will make out better especially the mountains of maine as the storm will be deeper and better organized as it gets there. here is the next seven days. the cold comes back on wednesday and it comes back
check this out. 30 to 40 mile per our wind gusts coming up on wednesday. and it stays cold on thursday. a slight moderation on friday and then we begin the fun on saturday. we take a storm and kind of right at us. it may redevelop on the coast. that means we are in for precipitation. we could begin late friday night and first thing on saturday. it looks like we will be border line as to rain versus snow. precipitation may still be falling and it may be starting to ease around the start of the game when the temperature should be around 32 degrees or so. that's my early estimate. but obviously we will have many updates before the game as the tricky situation evolves for saturday. see you later tonight. i'm harvey leonard. >> now sports center 5 with mike lynch. >> you know, how the song goes, rainy days and mondays may get people down, and i am about to present the sound that will lift you. julianed edelman is good to go in the game against kansas city.
foot against the giants. edelman has been game ready for some time, but it didn't make sense to play him prior to this saturday. it is a boost to the patriot offense and it is a major challenge to the kansas city defense. >> i can't to go full throttle regardless. if it goes it goes. we worked our tale off to keep our conditioning -- we worked our tail off to keep the conditioning up. so we will see how that goes. we will be all right. i'm more focused on the kansas city chiefs and the great team that they are. it is going to be the best team we played this year. they won 11 straight and this team is a hot team. it shouldn't be about my foot or this or that and it should
chiefs because that is a solid football team. ed: this is from edelman's twitter page, once more unto the breech, dear friends" you know where that comes from? henry the 5th. kudos toed edelman. finally an athlete that can quote shakespear and not talk about playing video games. the red sox hall of fame announced their class of 2016 and four members will be inducted on may 19th. it includes jason varitek in the 19 twenty -- in the 1920s. >> i am extremely excited. thank you very much. i am extremely honored to be part of the group. you know, to be a part of a lot of ups and downs with him in our career and spent our
i am honored to be able to have done that. >> it is a huge honor. i am over the moon excited about it. and you know, it is an honor and i am proud to be going in with tech as well. and we were teammates for 15 years. and i will have a lot of people to thank including himself and managers and coaches and other catchers. >> the red sox pitchers and catchers will report from ramirez's instagram. he is right in the middle with the blue shirt on and behind him is farrow. you can see his hair growing in again. you can remember he was ordered to drop about 30 pounds. i still say it is about 28 to go. ed: i thought he looked good? >> he looks a little jacked, but he looks heavy to me. ed: look at those arms. they look good.
show. ed: anytime you can quote henry the fifth in a sportscast, that's pretty impressive. heather: coming up at 7:00, our first 7:00 broadcast, the mexican drug lord el chapo is back in custody. 5 investigates has the exclusive evidence that could bring him to new england. ed: and then coming up on newscenter 5 at 11:00, when should women get mammograms? you heard so much different advice over the last few years.