tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 6, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
>> good morning. it's 4:30. developing now search efforts are underway to find a man that disappeared during an evening swim on the jersey shore. >> an area where a construction crane collapsed in new jersey. >> we are learning more about the man who police say attacked moviegoers at a theater in good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's thursday, august 6th. >> thank you. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast. we start off with really nice weather.
a nice day of weather around the area for the day today. temperatures are starting out in the 70s this morning. across the area, temperatures will be around the mid-60s and low 60s up to the north and west and plenty of sunshine will be coming your way. 70 right now. across the area, temperatures around the five boroughs have been 780, 68 up to the north and west. temperatures will feel great as we go into the afternoon. we will talk about the weekend coming up in the seven-day forecast. weather then heather every seven minutes. how is your day going. >> my day is great. i have been up two hours. problems with r trains because of fast track. no service between 95th and 36th in brooklyn and that is because of fast track. long island railroad, metro north doing okay. new jersey transit on or close. if you are heading to the staten island expressway east south avenue into victory boulevard, two lanes are closed
down with construction. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. alternate side of the street parking in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> we are following a developing story this morning in new jersey where a search effort is underway for a missing swimmer. >> a young man vanished swimming last night in the water off sandy hook beach. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is there with the latest for us. rob? >> reporter: good morning, lori. later today the search will continue for this missing man his family and authorities are holding out hope that he can be found alive. this is from late last night as the search got underway. the search began at beach b in sandy hook. officials were searching the waters off sandy hook. divers were still in the water. he was swimming with his family a few hours earlier when he suddenly went under.
beachgoers saw people in the water struggling. they alerted authorities. that lead to an all out search that included officials from multiple agencies combing the water in search of any sign of the missing man. this beach, beach b does not have a life guard. that did not help in the situation. other beaches have a life guard but are typically off duty around 6:00 p.m., 90 minutes before this happened. several off duty lifeguards helped with the search in addition to monmouth won county initials and fdny and nypd as well. again, the search is expected to continue about 90 minutes from now, when the sun is up at 6:00 a.m. but at this point it's looking more like a recovery mission instead of a rescue. reporting live in sandy hook, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> rob, thank you. right now problems remain after massive construction
crane collapsed in new jersey. several communities are under a boil water advisory. >> kala rama is live with that story. >> reporter: ken, good morning. 36 customers this morning don't have water. thousands of others have pressure problems and that is all because of this work. it will continue for a little while. to get here, you can see that they are digging. they have the backhoe out. at least the work started. to have the work start they had to move the huge crane. they brought in another crane just to move the crane. it was moved hours earlier this morning and it took hours to get it done. authorities are investigating what caused the incident and whether the crane was too heavy for the road. it is 600,000 pounds and it was brought in to build cliffside park town center. crews were trying to repair a censor yesterday morning. when they raised the boom, that weight shifted and crushed the water main.
at first 200 homes and businesses had no water then thousands of others had low water pressure. >> water come that way, here then that way. we try everything. >> reporter: as you can see back out here live that work has begun. it will likely last the next few hours to get things back in order. in the meantime, a precautionary boil water advisory is being advised for cliffside park, fort lee and anything letter wood -- englewood cliffs. kala news. >> thank you. police try to catch four suspects behind a violent robbery in the bronx. take a look at this photo. police say they forced a man into a south bronx apartment monday night, putting him on
his knees and holding a gun to his head. one suspect sexually abused a woman taking a shower in the apartment. the man who attacked moviegoers in a tennessee movie theater was a paranoid schizophrenic committed four times. the attack ended in a barrage of police bullets. police say that vicente montana wore a surgical mask. he fired at one officer then tried to escape the theater through a backdoor. >> metro police officers at the back of the theater of this mad max theater engaged limb. he was shot and fatally wounded and pronounced deceased at the scene. >> a theater attack in louisiana killed 2 and wounded 9. the legionnaires outbreak in the south bronx is
responsible for eight deaths. there are now 97 confirmed cases. work to disinfect cooling towers that lead to the outbreak is complete. five buildings tested positive for legionella, the bacteria that causes the disease including cooling towers at the opera house hotel. chlorine is one of the ingredients used to clean them. >> we put an alkaline detergent to clean for the debris and presence of bio film. that allows of the organism. >> work is complete at all five locations where legionella was detected. an nypd sergeant charged with rape. the victim a teenage girl. a 43-year-old man, joel doseau, is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl that he met when she was 15.
in new jersey another law enforcement officer is accused of having improper relationship with two teenage girls. eric reamy is charged with having illicit online conversations whom he was investigating or supervising. he apparently sent nude photos of himself to one of them. a family of a harlem man who died after spending two decades in prison for crimes he did not commit is sue ing the city. sharrif wilson spent 21 years behind bars. he was exxon nor rated february in last year. he died in january from health problems developed while he was in prison. the family plans to show new evidence of police misconduct in the case. meanwhile, life ising getting back to normal on long island. pse&g expects electricity to be restored tomorrow for all the customers that lost power die
to tuesday's storm. 3500 customers remain without power. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> >> here we go. a look outside this morning, we have pretty weather. partly cloudy to clear skies. a temperature around 70 degrees. it will be a beautiful day across the area. we will look at sunshine around the area. we will look at a beautiful day with low humidities. temperatures in the low 80s and a nice looking weekend to talk day forecast. weather then heather. how is it going? >> we will show you a webcam and an accident that we have working on the b.q.e. l.i.e. you can see a fire truck in the center of your screen. traveling on to the staten island expressway on to the westbound side, this is right near richmond avenue -- excuse me, this is the eastbound side. we have a lot of delays with only one lane open. so, let's go to the maps and we will explain where this is. this is eastbound where you will find the construction on
the staten island expressway south avenue to victory b.q.e. south of the l.i.e. scene. the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. manhattan bridge, williamsburg bridge are doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. >> heather, thank you. still ahead, subway star made famous by his sinatra like voice is now missing , it's up to you, new york, new york . >> family members are puzzled as to the whereabouts of the second avenue subway sinatra. >> investigators will try to figure out what caused the malaysia flight 370 to crash after determining a washed ashore wing fragment belongs to the missing plane. >> enormous typhoon is heading to taiwan after already forcing hundreds of people from their
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it company take more than a month to restore electricity after a powerful typhoon. hundreds of people were forced out of their homes on saipan after the storm hit sunday. again near -- they were unable to reach the island because of a listing ship that closed the harbor. the typhoon is heading to taiwan. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside. here is our camera looking down the east river this morning. as we get going, a good start to this day. a day in which we will see fair amount of sunshine and mixed in with clouds and a light wind that is out of the northwest today.
that will feel good across the area throughout this morning and into the afternoon. so, we will take a look at temperatures around the area this morning. as we start the day, looking at 70 around the bark. 70 laguardia. 62 westchester county up to white plains and around rockland county. into the day, we will start out with 70 at montauk. 52 monticello. 55 poughkeepsie and 53 to 55 north and west. it feels great because we have a northwest wind and we also have low humidity. for the afternoon, we are looking at the low 80s around the area. maybe even mid-80s around parts of the area. a few more clouds come in today. what happens is a storm system comes in that will stay to the south. we are on the edges of that. we will get clouds this evening and tonight across the area. there will be a low rip current risk at the beaches. one thing to note, the system goes by to the east.
it will intensify. big swells and rough surf coming up for the weekend. a lot of sunshine. it will be around 85 degrees and we will look at a really nice day tomorrow. nicer to the north. we will look at this low pressure system pulling down dry air. a mixture of sun and clouds and the low sliding eastward across the area with plenty of sunshine. we will look at temperatures in the mid-80s. a few clouds, comfy. overnight 67. it will be seasonally warm tomorrow. 83, 85. friday a great start to the weekend which will be rather quiet except you go to, you know, montauk, south shore of long island, jersey shore, you will see the swells and notice something going on out there. there is a storm out in the atlantic. the surfers will be surfing and folks will take their lawn chairs and sit on the beach and watch so will ems. >> heaven forbid.
>> sandy will be at the shore chuckling at them. >> how is sandy. >> we are talking about my dog. she is great. >> you mean your person sandy? >> well, you know, she was never raised as a dog. when you sit at the dinner table with one of the children. >> with a fork and knife. >> heather, how are things liking with the commute. >> if sandy has her own metro card, we have fast track work. if you take the r train, you won't be able to do it through brooklyn. we have ongoing track work between 95th and 36th streets. that should be taken care of by 5:00 a.m. you are doing okay. metro north work in bridgeport. staten island expressway eastbound south avenue to victory boulevard, two lanes are closed with construction. b.q.e. south of the l.i.e. an accident. l.i.e.
west near queens boulevard some construction. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the beck remains closed down. the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. manhattan bridge, williamsburg fine. construction at the hudson river crossings. should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. minor delays, however. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you. the australian government will continue to lead search efforts 2500 miles away from where a fragment of missing malaysia airlines flight was found. french investigators determined the wing fragment that washed ashore was part of that particular missing 777. investigators will now use the piece of recovered debris to try to determine what caused the plane to crash. more than 40,000 people gathered in japan this morning to mark the 70th anniversary of
the united states atomic bombing of hiroshima. the solemn ceremony was at peace memorial park. it's near the epicenter of the people. another bombing at nag gay zack can i three -- nagasaki three days later pushed japan to end world war ii. caroline kennedy was at the ceremony. in wisconsin, a candlelight vigil marks three years since the massacre at a sikh temple. a white supremist, also an army veteran, opened fire inside a temple south of milwaukee. six people were killed and four others wounded before the gunman killed himself. mystery surrounding a man behind a memorable voice who
serenades passerbys on the streets of manhattan. he is missing. his family is searching for answers. eyewitness news reporter jim dolan has the story. the you a temperature wind and winter wind have come and gone. >> reporter: gary russo gained a bit of fame for his lunchtime breaks. he would put on a show it's up to you, new york, new york >> now suitly russo is missing. >> it's not like gary. he has two daughters, a lot of friends and it doesn't make sense. he has performances still coming up. on july 28, about 1:15 in the morning russo left the home he shares with his sister-in-law. she heard him leaving. >> i looked out the window, he
was gone. so, i text him. i said, gary, where are you going at 1:15 in the morning. he never answered me. >> reporter: no contact since then. five days later his car was found near brush off jamaica bay. but search dogs and search teams did not find there is that plane ticket his family found on his credit card statement. >> a delta charge for an airline for a flight that was $210 but it has a reference number or ticket number. >> reporter: russo told a friend recently that things weren't going well, he would like to jump on a plane, go to an island and never come back. who hasn't said that once or twice. if that is what happened, if that's what he did with that mysterious delta ticket, why not tell his own daughters and why all the drama. the police and his family sure would like to know the answers to those questions. in howard beach, jim dolan,
channel 7 eyewitness news. >> for his family's sake, right. >> yeah. he once had the power to pardon any crime but former president george w. bush couldn't get on a jury when he was called to serve yesterday in dallas. >> can you imagine the look on their faces. look there. the 43rd president had his picture taken with several other prospective jurors before secret service whisked him a way for a few hours. wildlife experts are keeping a close watch on a way ward dolphin who decided to leave the ocean for an adventure in new jersey.
>> a mysterious av welcome back. officials with the marine mammals strand willing center are monitoring a wayward dolphin far from the ocean in new jersey. the dolphin swimming in old bridge is not considered to be stranded or in distress. it made for quite the scene on a bridge over the river where many gathered to take photos. >>
>> i just saved a lot of money. who needs sea world. it's fun and magical. kids are loving it. >> the dolphin has been seen for the past couple of days. officials hope it swims back out to the ocean on its own and is healthy and happy and makes dolphin noises with it's friends. >> it does look magical. she is right. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we start off this day by looking at temperatures for you. it's rather comfortable outside. a temperature around 70 in the five boroughs. to newark. 71 jamaica queens. a northwest wind here will make it feel look at these humidities low as well. so, it will be great. great weather for the ferry ride from jersey city or staten island or from port jeff this morning back and forth across long island sound, back and forth to bridgeport. sunshine, a beauty of low humidity. 83 degrees. it will be great.
dolphins. heather o'rourke is looking at the commute. >> that's true, i did. let's go to the maps. traveling on the staten island expressway eastbound from south avenue into victory boulevard, two lanes closed down with construction. b.q.e. south near the l.i.e. you have that accident being cleared away. then the l.i.e. on the westbound side right construction. down. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. then the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. r trains fast track work. street cleaning rules are in effect. authorities are looking for answers after a disturbing discovery. a child's gravestone found outside a new jersey transit bus garage. >> the grave marker is engraved with the name max ferrara. it was found monday in the parking lot of a bus garage in nutley during an annual cleanup.
investigators are working with local cemeteries to figure out where it came from. >> the child would years old. i would imagine it was steve dating for the family to lose a child at that age. but to find out the grave was touched or desecrated would probably bring back a lot of those bad memories. >> absolutely. >> police are asking anybody that may recognize the name to give them a call so they can get it back where it belongs. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the search is just about to resume for a swimmer missing off the coast of new jersey. we are live at the beach where a lifeguard was not on duty at the time. >> new this morning, pictures the police want you to see as they search for a robber in queens. how the victim was lured into the frightening confrontation. life's the food that brings us together.
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good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. a family is hoping for good news for rescuers looking for a 25-year-old swimmer off the coast of new jersey. >> the top ten republican candidates will have the first debate tonight. >> get set for good days ahead that will last throughout the weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. it's thursday, august 6th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> hey, let's take a look
outside this morning shall we from our camera at 4 time's square. we have a few clouds this morning. looking at a nice start to the day. we are looking at 69 degrees. that will be the 5:00 a.m. temperature. 66 in babylon. brookhaven 60. westhampton, 62. east hampton 6. 55 poughkeepsie to andover. 78 by noontime. 83 later on this afternoon. and then we are looking at some nice weather into the weekend. mixture of clouds and sun, low humidity, cooler than normal, too. we will talk about that in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> heather o'rourke is looking at the commute. there is an issue on the b.q.e. >> nothing serious. let's go to the maps and i will show you where it is. it's on the b.q.e. on to the southbound side. it's right near the leigh. that accident is in the process of being cleared. leigh going west you have construction. more construction on the staten
island expressway eastbound into victory boulevard, two lanes are closed down. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge remains closed down. brooklyn bridge into the city is closed. r trains fast track. that service should be running between 95th and 36th through brooklyn. everything else on or close to schedule. metro north waterbury branch with bridge work in bridgeport. a look at a webcam, staten island expressway, you can see where the construction is in the process of being picked up. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. the search is set to resume in the next hour for a swimmer missing off the coast of new jersey. the 25-year-old man went missing after he had trouble last night off sandy hook beach. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live at the beach where the rescue efforts are on in about an hour to find the swimming. rob? >> an hour from now, 6:00 a.m. when the sun finally comes up,
the search for that missing man will continue in the waters off sandy hook. at this point, officials and that man's family members have few options except to hold on to hope. this is video from last night. the search did continue until late last night. multiple agencies helping out including the national park service, coast guard, nypd, fdny and new jersey state police as well. the 25-year-old man was swimming with his family about 7:30 when he suddenly went under. people at the beach noticed folks struggling in the water. that's when they alerted authorities and an all out search began with off duty lifeguards and divers searching the water for the man from the sandy hook area. the area where this happened, known as beach b as in boy does not have a life guard on duty. that, of course, prompted a warning from officials to all beachgoers about the importance of safety. >> if there is any message to give to people, police swim where there are lifeguards.
it's very important that people understand that going in to the water on an unguarded beach is recipe for disaster if they don't know what they are doing. >> this is actually the third time in just a few days, in the past week in fact that a swimmer had to be rescued from the national gateway recreational area. two swimmers were rescued in the queens area. they made it out okay and were taken to the hospital. at this hour it does not appear that this latest victim may be as lucky. reporting from sandy hook live, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> rob, thank you. new this morning, police are searching for the suspect accused of robbing a man at gunpoint in queens. reports say the man on this surveillance photo met up with the victim after agreeing to sell him a motorcycle. this is back in june. that's when police say the suspect got in the 5-year-old man's car and had him drive to a building in astoria. when they arrived, the suspect then threatened the man with a
gun and demanded cash. he took off with $2,500. just hours before the first highly anticipated republican presidential debate, front- runner donald trump is facing new questions about his past ties to the democrats. bazi kanani joins us live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ken. in less than a year, republicans will crown their presidential nominee in cleveland, ohio. to get there, analysts believe that candidate will have to stand out at tonight's debate. the city of cleveland getting ready for the national spotlight. the largest crowd in republican debate history. 5,000 will gather at the quicken loans arena when the top ten candidates take on the issues and possibly each other. >> i don't want to attack but if i am attacked i have to do something back. i would like it to be very civil. >> reporter: donald trump says he will wing it, not rehearsing for the debate as the other
nine candidates are including ben carson and mike huckabee seen in practice sessions. analysts say there are different rules for donald trump and others. >> if i were advising him, donald trump needs to be substantive and not overly clownish that some would expect but feel presidential. the other nine candidates, if i was advising one of the other nine candidates, they have to figure out though get oxygen in the race. that is all being consumed by donald trump. >> reporter: trump could face questions about his relationship with the clintons after a new report that weeks before he jumped in the race he talked about g.o.p. politics in a phone conversation with president bill clinton. jeb bush may be asked to explain a recent gave. >> i'm not sure -- gave. >> i'm not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women's health issues. >> reporter: the seven candidates that didn't make the
debracelet will debate at a separate forum four hours earlier. hillary clinton said she won't be watching the debate because she will be traveling at the time. in washington, bass see kanani, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president. "good morning america" will pick up our coverage with a live report from cleveland at 7:00 this morning. new details on the national theater attack. the man that attacked moviegoers had serious psychiatric problems and was institutionalized at least four times. >> he was killed by s.w.a.t. officers as he tried to escape out the backdoor of the theater. police say that vicente mantano wore a surgical mask as he pepper sprayed three people and cut a man in the arm with an ax. he had a pellet gun that looked
like a semi-automatic handgun. he fired at one officer that rushed into the theater. by then the 911 calls were coming in. >> i was in the movie theater a minute or two ago. this guy, this shady looking guy stood up. he walked to the back of the theater t. he pulled out like a hatchet and started attacking this family then he pulled out a gun and we ran out of the theater. >> this attack in tennessee came almost two weeks after a theater attack in louisiana that killed two people and wounded nine. the gunman in that case killed himself. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans and the forecast. >> here we go. we take a look out from our camera here in fort lee, new jersey, back to the east where you see our beautiful sunrise is in progress. sun is up a little while from now. we will look at a lot of shine today. drier air out of the northwest. temperatures are cooler than normal for this time of the year. 69 degrees right now.
we are looking at sunshine, high clouds off to the south and west. and that is around this storm system that is here in the ohio valley into the midwest. this is going to slight south and east of the area giving us clouds this afternoon, overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. as the low gets to the atlantic, it will intensify, put in rough surf and swells at the beaches. today enjoy. really comfy. 78 by noontime. 83 later on this afternoon. it will be a great afternoon. beautiful sunset coming up, too. that is heather o'rourke. >> and you are bill evans. let's go to looking on to the staten island expressway, look at this mess. this is because of construction. you have one lane open. let's go to the maps. we will pinpoint where this is on the staten island expressway eastbound south avenue into victory boulevard, you will find two lanes closed. b.q.e. south of the l.i.e.
an accident being cleared way. it's not causing a tremendous amount of delays. l.i.e. west near queens boulevard, that is construction. b.q.e. northbound ramp to the brooklyn bridge remains closed down. brooklyn bridge closed into manhattan. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you. sometime ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," comedian bill cosby has been ordered to undergo a sworn deposition about sexual allegations against him. the date it is set to happen. >> a big case of road rage caught on camera on the brooklyn bridge. what one of the eyewitnesses ava and i needed a little vacay. but we needed to watch our spending. meaning i needed to watch nikki. she's the spender. i'm the saver.
sexual allegationed made by one of dozens of women. he will testify october 9th. she said cosby assaulted her in the playboy mansion when she was 15. he counter sued her by accusing her of extortion. caught on camera, a place of road rage playing out on the brooklyn bridge. the man who recorded the whole thing is telling his story. cell phone video found tuesday shows the moments after a livery cab driver took an elderly woman to the ground. someone who appeared to be a good samaritan then punched the cabbie. the woman's husband then punched the cab driver repeatedly. it was total chaos. >> i think there was blame to go around on all sides, everyone getting out of the vehicle trying to show how tough they are escalade the situation. growing up in new york, you think you have seen everything and this totally blue me away.
>> he says that he is an attorney and the police did not show up and they don't appear to be investigating the incident. meteorologist bill evans with an awfully nice accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look at our corner of the world. we with will be out here later this morning. as we look across lincoln center, a things are quiet. a bit of a northwest wind this morning makes it feel great outside. looking at temperatures that are starting out right around 69 degrees. dry humidity. northwest wind. pressure at 30, our mark of fair weather. 60 at montclair. getting to the train station, into the city today, you have a nice start. teaneck 61. right around bridgewater and around hanover, looking at about 57 to 55. 52 in monticello. feels great outside this morning. southwest wind, northwest wind, kind of calm. mostly today the wind will be out of the northwest.
there are clouds coming our way from this storm system in the ohio valley. it's centered on the border of illinois, indiana and kentucky. that will slide eastward. mostly that precipitation stays south. futurecast shows this system sliding by and as we go into friday morning, clouds around mostly to the south. the farther north you go the more sunshine there will be. into the weekend, the storm intensifies in the atlantic. we have to keep an eye on rip currents and stuff like that for the weekend. it will throw big surf in here. you see saturday, as we go to the clear, quiet, gorgeous sunny weather for the weekend. taking the boat out, northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. sees 2 to 3 feet. low risk of rip current. yesterday at the beaches, sandy
hook where you have the missing swimmer and queens, rockaway, it's low today. back to high this weekend. sun and cirrus today. and it's about -- you like that, heather. that's all that matters to me. 82 tomorrow with sunshine. the rest of you, well, this low pressure system slides into the atlantic. dry weather for this weekend with a lot of sunshine. sunshine, patchy clouds. oh, no, seriously, really. a few high clouds. tonight 6. a few clouds around tomorrow morning, it's cloudy. by afternoon breaks of sun and a high of 82 degrees. morning clouds, breaks of sun in the afternoon. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. we will have sunshine and clouds on saturday. seasonally warm, 85 sunday and 84 monday. no heat wave on the horizon even though we are in the midst of the dog days of august. >> puppy days might
appropriate. >> comfortable. >> it's nice. >> speaking of nice. there is heather. you have nice stuff. as far as mass transit, yes, i have nice things to tell you. let's go to our mass transit chart here. long island railroad doing fine, metro north waterbury branch work in bridgeport. new jersey transit on or close to schedule. not nice over here. staten island expressway eastbound south to vick sorry boulevard two lanes closed down. b.q.e. south of the l.i.e. an accident cleared. l.i.e. west of the queens boulevard construction, two lanes blocked off. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. and the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. manhattan bridge, williamsburg bridge doing fine. overhere on routes 1 and 9 closed both ways between tonnele circle and jersey avenue because of construction. we have street cleaning rules in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morniing" bus stay rimes busted overnight.
after police say he assaulted a worker at steel gym in chelsea. police say he hit the man with a protein drink. the victim was not hurt but chose to press charges. the rapper was released from jail last night. >> early this morning he posted this picture saying thanks to everybody that helped expedite this evening for me. >> if he was the average joe and they had an argument, do you think there would be this story right now. >> i don't think so. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and mr. evans. >> thank you. here is what is going on this morning. temperatures around the area, look to the north and west of the city. north would be up there where it's 61 in paramus, 60 north city. northwest is sussex. 70 jamaica queens to j.f.k. northwest wind really nice. low humidities across the area.
a lot of sunshine. 78 by noontime. 83 this afternoon. beautiful day today. walk outside, get exercise. all that stuff. do like heather and i, let's go shopping. >> where are we going? >> i don't know. costco. >> all right. let's go. i need a thousand jars of peanut butter. let's go to the maps and talk to you about what is going on here. traveling on the staten island expressway eastbound to victory boulevard, two lanes closed down. b.q.e. south of the l.i.e. accident cleared away. l.i.e. west at queens boulevard a construction project. two lanes closed off. b.q.e. northbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. the other east river crossings doing okay. 1 and 9 closed both ways between tonically avenue with construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. >> thank you. new video police want you to see as they track down four
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business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, $30 movie tickets. >> the regal theater chain says they will feature 4 d including smells, vibrations. >> the flashier effects mean bigger ticket prices. >> a front-runner for the new face of the $10 bill. >> elinor roosevelt leading the pack to replace alexander hamilton. harriet tubman in second place. you don't have to wait until easter to get a fix for peeps. >> one of those flavors, pumpkin spies. >> i love this stuff. >> the other fall flavors caramel apple and candy corn at the end of this month. >> i can't wait for the pumpkin spice. >> that is your peeps news. >> did you get a box of beeps? >> no. >> i will share. >> they only love lori.
>> i will share with you. coming up in the next half hour, the work underway to restore water pressure to several neighborhoods after a crane came crashing down in the street. we are live on the scene where there is a boil water advisory in place. >> and meteorologist bill evans returns with the no student's ever been the king of the campus on day one. but you're armed with a roomy new jansport backpack, a powerful new dell 2-in-1 laptop, and durable new stellar notebooks, so you're walking the halls with varsity level swagger. that's what we call that new gear feeling. you left this on the bus... get it at the place with the experts to get you the right gear. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great. now at chili's, new smoked chicken burritos for lunch. make it a lunch combo. then tap, swipe, and go.
we are following developments after a swimmer went missing off new jersey. searchers will go back in the water in the next half hour. >> we are live in new jersey where a crane accident lead to street closures and a boil water advisory. >> get ready for another comfy summer day. bill says it will last the weekend. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks -- >> who? oh. sorry. >> that's all right. lori stokes.
thanks for starting your morning with us. it's thursday, august 6th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, good morning. it's going to be a day where we start out with comfortable temperatures. 69 degrees. it will be across long island out to nassau, suffolk county, 63 north port to massapequa to hauppauge and the east end 69 from east hampton to montauk. 63 belmar. look at toms river 55. so is and dover in northern new jersey to poughkeepsie where it's 55 and around kingston. this afternoon we get to 83. that's cooler than normal. dry with a northwest wind. absolutely gorgeous. now, we will look at the weekend weather forecast coming up next. hang on. heather is looking at the commute. weather then heather. on routes 1 and 9 closed down between tonnele circle and
construction. cliffside park, this map is blocking that but anderson is closed at lot ton with the ongoing water main break. new jersey transit doing fine. bridge work in bridgeport. traveling on to the staten island east south avenue to victory boulevard, two lanes are closed down. shortly. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. mass transit is doing okay. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we are following a developing story in new jersey. the search is on for a missing swimmer. nypd aviation units and the coast guard aided in the search before sunset last night off sandy hook. the 25-year-old man was swimming with his family at beach b when he went under and they lost sight of him. there were no lifeguards stationed at the beach. off duty guards from other beaches assisted in the search. search crews are expected to
get back on the water in about half an hour. problems remain after a construction crane collapsed in new jersey. there is a boil water advisory in effect for several communities. the crane fell yesterday in cliffside park. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live at the scene with the latest information for us. kala? >> reporter: ken, this morning still 36 customers don't have water. thousands of others have low water pressure. look at this scene here. you can see the massive crane laying on anderson avenue, it's about a block long. at the end of the block is where the work begins. it's already continued this morning. to even start the work, they had to bring in another crane just to move the crane. it was moved earlier this morning. it took hours. authorities are investigating what caused the incident and whether the crane was too heavy for the road. it's about 600,000 pounds. it was brought in to build cliffside park center, a high- rise of residential and business space.
crews are trying to repair a censor when they raised the boom and then the weight shifted and crushed the water main underneath. at first 200 homes and businesses have no water. thousands of others have been having low water pressure. >> water went that way, came here and then that way. nobody helps. i put up something to hold the water. we try everything. >> we are told this work will continue for the next few hours. meanwhile, the crane of course will lay here in the road for the next few hours. meanwhile, a precautionary water boil advisory is going on for three towns here in cliffside park, fort lee as well as englewood cliffs, the neighboring communities here. live in cliffside park, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you. new this morning, we have images to show you of four suspects in a violent robbery in the bronx. here are the men police are
trying to find. detectives say they forced a man into his south bronx apartment, put him on his knees and held a gun to his head. a woman who was in the shower came out to see what was happening. that's when one suspect grabbed that woman and sexually abused her. this happened monday evening. the suspects got away with money, a cell phone and a set of keys. an nypd sergeant charged this morning with raping a teenage girl. 43-year-old joel doseau is stationed in brooklyn south. he is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a girl he met when she was just 15. in new jersey, officers arrested an officer accused of improper relationship with two girls. eric reamy allegedly had illicit online conversations with two girls when he was investigating or supervising and apparently sent of himself to one of them. he is charged with five counts
of child endangerment. the legionnaires outbreak in the south bronx lead to eight deaths and the number of confirmed cases has grown to 97. cooling towers at the opera house hotel is one of the five buildings that tested positive for legionella, the bacteria that caused the disease. chlorine is one of the ingredients used to clean them. >> we put an alkaline detergent to clean for the presence of biofilm that allows the proliferation of the organize firm. >> work -- organism. >> work is completed in the five locations. the identification of debris found on an island in the indian ocean belongs to flight 370. french investigators determined the wing fragment that washed ashore on reunion island was
part of the missing boeing 777. the aircraft disappeared more than a year ago. crews are currently combing the waters about 2500 miles away from reunion island. on long island, life is getting back to normal after destructive storms knocked out power to thousands of homes. pse&g long island expects electricity to be restored by tomorrow for all of its customers that lost power due to tuesday's powerful early morning storm. more than 3500 customers are still without power right now. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look from our camera on the roof. another pretty sunrise today. an absolute gorgeous start to what will be a nice string of weather days. that means many days in order, ken, where we will have sun and clouds and low humidities and very nice weather as we head into the weekend. here is our camera in astoria. that is roosevelt island.
you can see to 59th street bridge, edward i. koch bridge. here is the socrates sculpture park. check out the sculptures there for the summer. temperature 69 degrees. light northwest wind. a few high clouds that will come across the area today from this storm system. this storm will stay to the south. but as it glides south and out into the atlantic, it will make for rough surf this weekend. 74 by the time we get to 10:00. noontime 76 to 78 and 83 this afternoon. some absolute beautiful weather, beautiful sunset coming up. we will talk about the weekend coming up. ' heather o'rourke is standing by. weather then heather. how is it going? >> b.q.e. users can't catch a break. southbound side that is traffic moving away from us. this is because of a disable vehicle. where is it? let's go to the maps. it's southbound, westbound on
the kosciuszko bridge where we have the disabled l.i.e. west near queens boulevard, construction. two lanes are closed down. staten island eastbound eastbound staten island into victory boulevard, two-lanes closed with construction. ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down with construction. and the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. manhattan bridge, williamsburg doing fine. on to the merritt parkway, both ways between exit 37 and 33 you have that construction. connecticut turnpike north 10 up to 16 repaving work. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the number of homes destroyed by a raging fire in california has increased this morning with firefighters believe they will finally have the fire
a queens family is searching for a missing man known to many as the second avenue sinatra it's up to you, new york, new york >> gary russo's family said the ironworker who puts on a lunchtime show working construction on the second avenue subway wouldn't leave without telling anyone where he was going but that is what has happened. when his sister-in-law says -- saw him leave their howard beach home more than a week ago at 1:00 in the morning. >> i looked out the window and he was gone.
so, i text him. i said, gary, where are you going at 1:15 in the morning. he never answered me? i said are you working overtime? nothing. >> his car was found five days later off jamaica bay. that is where one other piece of the puzzle that is stumping to his family, a charge for a delta plane ticket was found on russo's credit card statement. his family says a construction worker would not leave without telling his two daughters. the enormous rocky fire in california destroyed at least 39 homes and scorched 70,000 acres. that is about 100 square miles five times the size of manhattan island. officials hope to have it fully contained by next monday if the weather cooperates. that is good news for the thousands evacuated from their homes. >> we are getting real tired. this is like the third time out, third fire from living in
that area. so, we were prepared. we knew what to do. you still worry. >> more than 3800 personnel are fighting the fire. that could increase by the weekend. let's check in with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> good morning, lori and ken. here we go. we take a look from the roof camera to the east side. this morning we have the beautiful art deco building known as the chrysler building brought to you by chrysler. where today, if pa are in need, this is a great day to get -- >> a new car. >> as we look to flushing bay,ing it's absolutely gorgeous and the sunrise gorgeous as well. 69 agrees. clear skies. today we are looking at the humidity of 54%. pressure is steady, right at 30. that is the mark of fair weather. yesterday, heather, we said the temperature would get to 87 degrees. you know what the high was yesterday.
>> 87. >> 87 degrees. >> that's good. >> 84 is the normal high. today we will be below that. it will feel nice because we have a northwest wind around the area and we are looking at a sunset at 8:06. here are the headlines. another beauty today. low humidity, high clouds. storm slides south of us tomorrow. nicer and more shine to the north. to the city, partly cloudy skies. the storm lurks offshore saturday. don't you like that word, lurks. lurking offshore. that will put in rough seas, high surf, swells at the beaches. sunny, nice day at the beach but you have to watch out for high risk of rip currents, particularly the eastern end and jersey shore. five miles per hour wind at teterboro. southwest, northwest, dry wind, low humidities. u.v. index at an 8 today. you get a southwest wind flowing.
high clouds coming in off this storm system. this will glide across the shenandoah valley out to the atlantic. we get the clouds from it. as it goes eastward, it will intensify. a bigger view of the futurecast to show you the storm. as it goes by, here it is across the mountains of virginia. now it's in the atlantic. this is friday morning. now, as it gets out here, it kind of starts to intensify and it's close enough. we have clear skies and shine for saturday. it's close enough that it can put swells in hire jersey shore, eastern parts of long island as it sits and spins out in the you got a cruise, that will be a dough tough go through ber mud -- a tough go through bermuda. sunshine, patchy clouds today. beautiful, low humidity, 83. tonight mostly cloudy. comfortable. 50s north and west. clouds in the morning, breaks of sun in the afternoon.
82. saturday and sunday are looking gorgeous. 83 on saturday. as i was saying, 84 is the normal high. i will call sunday seasonally warm because, well, i can. it's my forecast. so, why not. thank you, lori. i appreciate your support. obviously not so much from ken but, hey. shine and 84 on monday. a nice stretch of weather through the weekend. >> it's your forecast and you will cry if you want to. >> why not. >> i cried last night. >> why not. >> laughing so hard. i was with my son. we went to the yankees game. 19-year-old boys can be hysterical. >> last time i saw will he was behind a reporter. >> because -- you talk about lurking, he is 6-foot three, blond hair, blue eyes, he is a life guard, i hate him. he is so good looking. >> he is.
>> you go to the game abled it's like where -- and it's like where did you get him. >> he may be looking good but the staten island expressway is not looking good. let's take a look at this picture. bumper to bumper delays as you head on to the eastbound side of the staten island expressway. here is the northbound side of the b.q.e. this is near union street. this delays takes you to the brooklyn bridge because of the ongoing construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," coast guard comes to the rescue of several teenagers on long island. new this morning, the emergency that had them jumping into the water in need of help. >> also ahead, a small is contagious but so is the counterpart.
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new this morning, five teenagers are rescued from the water off long island south shore after jumping from a burning boat. the teens were brought back to dry land after the fire broke out last night about 9:30. they were rescued by the coast guard east of the robert moses bridge in the great south bay. firefighters from west islip put out the flames before the boat was towed to a marina. a day of remembrance in japan, the only country to suffer an atomic bomb attack. the bomb killed 14 o thousand people. a second bomb three days later killed another 70,000 people prompting japan's surrender in world war ii. 40,000 people gathered at the park in hiroshima.
the city's mayor called for president obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward establishing a nuclear weapons free world. former los angeles clippers owner donald sterling is fighting two court battles with his estranged wife. the 81-year-old filed for divorce from shelley sterling. they have been married almost 60 years. they are fighting over the sale of the clippers after the nba band him due to rash racial statements. rudeness can be a disease and some of your coworkers can be carriers. researchers at the university of florida found workplace rudeness is contagious. rude behavior affects the brain of the person on the receiving end. that person is then likely to carry on that behavior when dealing with someone else. >> oh, cue think of a -- can you think of a person or to?
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there are nice fair weather stratus clouds. a great day with a lot of sunshine and low humidity. 83 degrees. we are at 69 in the park. 69 belmar. toms river 59. 70 jamaica queens. staten island you are at 69 degrees. look at the northwest wind. a great day it will be today. northwest winds 78. 83 this afternoon. >> thank you, marvin. >> see what we have in the weather department, heather. >> awesome. >> in with the good, out with the bad. now to the bad. >> >> exactly. let's go to the maps. bad news for those of you who use the van wyck expressway southbound at the belt parkway an accident. l.i.e. west at queens boulevard construction takes up two lanes. traveling on to the b.q.e. south or west into the kosciuszko bridge, that is a disabled vehicle. b.q.e. north or east, the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. staten island expressway eastbound into victory boulevard, two lanes are closed down with construction. street cleaning rules are in effect.
lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. away ward dolphin found itself far from the ocean in new jersey. the dolphin, which is swimming in the south river in old bridge is not considered to be stranded or in distress. it made for quite a scene on a bridge over the river where many gathered around to take photos. >> who needs sea world, you know. i just saved a lot of money. it's kind of great. it's fun and magical. kids are loving it. the dolphin has been seen for the past several days. officials and animal lovers hope it swims back out to the ocean on its own. mayor de blasio's round table discussion of mental health and public safety plan was shifted from yesterday to today. it calls for shifting mentally ill homeless people into housing or mental health facilities. they will spend about $6 billion on the homeless the next four years. closing in on 6:00.
just ahead this morning, road crews working through the night to repair a broken water main caused by an enormous crane that was just too heavy. we are live in cliffside park, new jersey, where residents are being told to boil their tap water. >> breaking news into the investigation of flight 370. switch now, new york and get installed as early as today. mom switched. we switched. i switched to time warner cable and knew exactly when they were coming. thanks to their 1 hour appointment window. for $89.99 a month, you'll get 100 meg internet, hundreds of hd channels, and unlimited calling to the u.s., puerto rico, canada, mexico, china and india. and for a limited time, you could get a $300 reward card plus tv equipment and epix included. get installed for free as early as today. call 1-800-341-9716. attention america. get yourself a free half gallon of dole classic lemonade with any 10 piece meal
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