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good morning. it's 4:30. a violent night in brooklyn leaves one dead and several injured. a killer is on the loose. >> plus, three strangers walk into a maternity ward asking a new mother to take pictures with her baby. the bouncing bundle of bizarre straight ahead. >> in time for the weekend, things are heating up. relief not arriving soon. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday, august 14th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> she said friday, bill. >> happy friday to you.
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take a look outside. we will show you what is going on. an absolute gorgeous day. low humidities, clear skies, a great morning outside and the temperature to start the day around the area is a very comfortable 70 degrees around much of the area and the temperature right now in central park is 70. the day will feature a lot of sun because we will see across the area high pressure building in making for a great day. we got weather and traffic every seven minutes. heather has the day off. debbie duhaime is in the good morning. >> good morning, everybody. on the e train and 7 train earlier problems cleared. on the d right now, delays in switching problems. so, we will keep an eye on that for you as well. 95 northbound up to darien, up. on the southbound side of the new york state thruway to exit
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12 approaching the tappan zee, construction continues as well. a problem on the grand central west at 168th street, accident in the construction zone. heading to the inbound b.q.e. into the brooklyn bridge, ongoing construction. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, ken, shirleen. >> thank you, debbie. right now police are investigating several shootings in brooklyn. at least five people have been shot, one person killed. >> the violence started on saratoga avenue in brownsville. this morning police are trying to connect the dots. dray clark joins us live from the scene with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: five shootings and one stabbing makes for a busy and bloody night in brooklyn. this is the 800 block of saratoga still blocked o. members of the crime scene unit are trying to piece together what happened. of the five shootings that happened, this is the most serious one that happened. it happened around 8:30. according to police, a man
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pulled up in a black mitsubishi and approached three men in front of an apartment building. that man opened fire firing five shots hitting a 21-year- old man in the chest and hitting two other victims. they were rushed to brookdale hospital where they are listed in stable condition we spoke to a woman that just spoke to do victims mere minutes before they were shot. >> they don't care. they are not concerned about the families that will be hurting after this. i don't understand. something has to happen. something has to happen. a change has to happen. the shooting happened across the street in front of this apartment building. it was the police department shots system that heard the gunshots and notified the police. that is a gunfire detection system that the nypd has been testing in brooklyn for the last few months or so. as for the other two shootings that happened, a 58-year-old man was shot in east flatbush
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during he is in stable condition. and a 40-year-old was shot in a robbery and he was shot in the arm, also listed in stable. so, a bloody and busy night across brooklyn. in all of the shootings, police are looking for the suspects. live in brownsville, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. new this morning, a carbon monoxide scare forcing hotel guests from their rooms for several others. this happened at the ramada plaza hotel. it took about two hours 230r9 firefighters to find the source of the leak and then air out of the three story building. nobody got sick. we are learning more about the frightening school bus crash in new jersey. the bus slamming into a building, kids on board, some injured. now a family of one of the students is talking to us about what happened in the essex county town of irving to.
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irvington. josh einiger has details. >> reporter: he can't tell you he is feeling pain but with the giant knot and cuts on his elbow he has to be sore. >> i am happy that my son is alive. that's all. >> i am . >> reporter: these parents are breathing a huge sigh of relief after the school bus loaded with nine autistic teens that intersection, side swiping an s.u.v. and slamming into the wall of a liquor store. 12 people including all nine kids, both drivers and an aide on the bus were in the hospital. >> some lost teeth. some have head injuries, elbow, leg, they can't walk. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: the bus driver claimed she tried to slow down but the brakes completely failed. >> she was scared and she was
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just, like, saying that her brakes went off, her brakes went off. >> reporter: horizon link has a history of equipment failures. in the past, nearly every single bus in its fleet has failed inspections, forced out of service to repair defects involving taillights, emergency doors and brakes. >> i think we have to hold them responsible of what happened. the i expect the buses to be well maintained buses for these kids. >> reporter: no one at the bus company, horizon link responded to multiple calls. police impounded the bus and later today they will search for mechanical defects or a problem with the brakes that might have caused this. if they find one, they have to figure out who is to blame. in newark p josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. police are searching for three people accused of trees a passing at a maternity ward at a brooklyn hospital. police released these surveillance pictures showing
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the suspects walking into a patient's room in sunset park. it happened on sunday. investigators say the two women and one man asked a new mother if they could take pictures with her baby. when she refused, they took off in a white van. they didn't find any buried treasure or albino alligators but three men found police waiting when they resurfaced from a four hour trip in the sewers in brooklyn. one is charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing among other charges. >> no idea what they were searching for. i don't know why you would crawl through the cities of new york. they were down there four hours. a cat and mouse down there. >> the two other men face trespassing charges. police think the trio hoped to
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find valuables flushed in the system. neighbors called police late wednesday night when they saw the men pulling up a manhole cover in east flatbush at avenue h and east 35th street. john kerry will be the first u.s. secretary of state to visit cuba in 70 years. eldest signature nature this building as the u.s. embassy. we will get a live update on this story coming up ahead at 5:00 a.m. it's 4:38. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans. >> hey, we take a look from the roof and we take a look and show you that it will be absolutely gorgeous to start the day. we are looking at sunshine heading your way at 6:00. we are at 4:38. we have clear skies right now. sun up at 6:00. a great start to your weekend. around the area today, exactly that. sunshine, beautiful weather today. clear skies heading your way.
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70 right now. across the area, with the 60- degree temperature we had in the overnight hours and 70 right now, we will be looking at beautiful weather. high pressure build in from canada back to the great lakes. so, goes with this high- pressure ridge sliding eastward, temperatures 74 by 10:00. later on this afternoon, low to the upper 80s. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center looking at the commute. how is it going? >> good morning. on the d train delays with switching problems at 34th street. watch for delays on the d. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit on time, waterbury bran watch for ongoing construction. george, lincoln and holland tunnel moving smoothly. heading to queens, grand central at 168th street accident in the construction zone. ed koch 59th inbound disabled truck.
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brooklyn bridge inbound ongoing construction. volume on the inbound b.q.e. into the brooklyn bridge. let's go outside, b.q.e. with our webcam, here is the b.q.e. avenue. stop-and-go traffic. construction cleared so everything is moving smoothly at the george. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," tragedy on the tracks. a roller coaster hits and kills a man while trying to retrieve his cell phone. the latest on this developing story coming up. >> donald trump planning to take his campaign to new heights in iowa targeting his youngest supporters.
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welcome back. new surveillance video of a prison break in attempt. this woman, seen using bolt cutters to try to get in the jail. it happened tuesday in alabama. she was trying to smuggle in contraband. deputies found her with two large bags of tobacco, prescription drugs and a cell phone. she got in but without the loot. a governor taking a swig of river water sending a message that despite the contaminated water spill the river is safe. colorado governor took a water bottle down to the banks of the river, dipped it in and drank. he did put an iodine purification tablet in the bottle. nearly 3 million gallons of contaminated water spilled into
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the river from an abandoned gold mine. >> you don't drink river water, it's perfectly safe for rafting. >> the epa says the water is as clean as before the accident. the water down river in mexico and utah is concerned and testing continues along the river in those states. >> the water was brown. the water he drank was brown. >> yes, it was brown. we both saw that. >> yeah. meteorologist bill evans who does not drink river water joins us. >> i'm a resident of new york. i drink new york water, the cleanest, purest and most tasty water in the country. here is what is going on. down the east river to midtown manhattan, there is the empire state building and the chrysler building. we have good visibility across the area. temperatures are quite comfortable this morning.
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we start out with winds out of the southwest to a calm wind. we are looking at 70 degrees and a dry humidity at 51%. can you believe that at this hour of the day in august. it's quiet. it's calm. the barometer is rising. everything is pointing to a great day. u.v. index an 8 which means half hour, 45 minutes you get a sunburn, put on the sunscreen, sunblock. it will be nice. air quality moderate. pollen count is high for grasses. if you are allergic to grass pollen, take your medication, you will be fine. 66 out to montauk. a calm wind, southwest wind today. much of the day today a beautiful day in which we see a lot of sunshine. all the way back to the great lakes it is quiet. so, as this spreads eastward, we will have a lot of sunshine. showers and thunderstorms that come with this cold front. they just die out as we go into the weekend.
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we have 87 today and high-pressure ridge slides eastward, it gets hot, humid. temperature around 90 today and 92 sunday. so, we are look being at sunshine, a warm day. below humidity. the high 87. tonight a great night. clear to partly cloudy and comfy. 62 in the suburbs. 72 in the city. tomorrow plenty of sunshine, hot, humid. high around 90. seven-day forecast, temperatures around 90 tomorrow. 92 sunday. then we will look at what will be hot weather monday. really the next shot at a thunderstorm doesn't come until tuesday afternoon, might have a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. nice weather coming for the weekend. u.v. index about an 8 to a 9. sunscreen, sunblock you need. water temperatures about 70 to 77 degrees and we are looking at a low risk of rip currents at the beaches. beautiful weekend coming up. >> don't forget the sunblock. >> got toast. >> yesterday was gorgeous. if you told me it was going to snow tomorrow, i would still
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give you a hug. it's that good. >> he is so excited. >> don't mention that word snow. >> yesterday was one of those days you step outside and go -- perfect. >> how are the roads? let's tell you what is happening, shirleen, on the d train, delays on the d. it's switching problems at 34th street. we will keep an eye on that for you this morning. also l.i.r.r., new jersey transit on or close. metro north waterbury branch, ongoing maintenance over in bridgeport. george, lincoln and holland moving okay. let's see what is happening in queens. the grand central parkway west at 168th accident in the construction zone. ed koch 59th street bridge inbound a disabled truck to watch out for. inbound brooklyn bridge ongoing construction. volume on the inbound b.q.e. right into the brooklyn bridge.
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keep in mind taking a ride to the southbound side of the new york state thruway approaching the tappan zee, ongoing construction heading to exit 12. let's go to our webcam, southbound thruway, traffic to the tappan zee, we will keep an- on that as -- we will keep an eye on that as well. we are following a developing story in ohio where police are continuing to investigate the death of a 45- year-old man at an amusement park. james young died after being hid hit by a roller coaster. he dropped his cell phone riding the raptor, a famous roller coaster at cedar point. he got hit in the back of the head by the roller coaster looking for his phone. >> he jumped into a restricted area looking for his personal belongings. he was struck by the raptor train in operation. >> the ride was moving nearly 60 miles per hour when it hit young. cedar point released a
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statement saying that its thoughts and prayers go out to his family. donald trump plans to be above it all when he takes his presidential campaign to iowa. this weekend the republican front-runner is taking his helicopter to the state fair in des moines. he is promising to give kids free rides in the chopper. trump is not planning to speak from the well known soapbox from the fair. he does intend to visit the fair's famous butter cow. >> love the butter cow. new york cabbie scoring discount digs for life through a legal loophole. listen to this. watching his buddy score the same deal. he moved into a hotel in chelsea and decades ago found a little known regulation to score his rent at, $2,038. it involved a gray area between temporary and permanent tenants in buildings that offer single
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room occupancy or sro. >> i thought my last -- i'm in my last quarter of life and i thought i would die outside of chelsea before i got back in. >> recently stevens said he was a witness, as his cabbie buddy scored nearly the same deal for himself. the property is partnering with an organization to convert to low cost housing, not as 200 bucks. he and his friend can stay after renovations and they get to keep the $208 rent. >> wait? $200 a month in new york city. >> in chelsea. >> he is winning. a stolen picasso painting back home, returned to france by the u.s. government. the piece called the hair dresser is worth about 15 million it was taken from a museum in paris a decade ago. it was on its way from belgium to new york when custom agents became spokespersons.
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they heard a package heading to a climate controlled facility was a christmas gift worth $37. not for a climate controlled closet. breaking news right now. 2.5 magnitude earthquake shook residents of central new jersey around 3:41 a.m. the east coast was two miles north of bernardsville in somerset county. as of now, there are reports -- there are no reports of damage. notice reports of damage. >> in l.a. 2.5 would be somebody slamming a door. here you take note. coming up, a man risking his life to save his dog from a burning fire. it's caught on camera. >> word coming in overnight that a familiar face may join the race for the white house potentially giving hillary
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the plan for though handle more than 2 million people expected to attend the pope's events and public mass in new york. >> you think there will be a lot of people here? you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look at temperatures. comfortable outside. we have low humidities, great morning. great day today. we are looking at 70 around new york city. look at morristown, 50 degrees. speaking of morristown, not far from morristown is bernardsville to the south of morristown. look at the earthquake, 2.5. a rumble overnight. plates around bernardsville and pleasant nothing going on other than a rumble. now about 65 newark to elizabeth, new jersey. and gorgeous weather out there this morning. plenty of sunshine. 87 today.
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debbie duhaime is looking at the commute. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. >> let's tell you about the subway. delays on the d train due to switching problems at 34th street. we will keep an eye on that for you. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit, metro north on time. metro north waterbury branch you have ongoing bridge work in bridgeport. grand central west at 168th a collision. going to the cameras, the tappan zee still moving okay at the tarrytown tolls. alternate sides are in effect. back to you, shirleen, ken. >> debbie, thank you. new this morning, police want your help in catching a suspected subway groper. take a look at the picture of the man they are looking for. they say he fondled a woman as she was sleeping on an n train. another woman march woke her up and told her what happened. the man ran off the train at the pacific street station.
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a man risks his life to save his dog from a burning car in new jersey. the man was in a store in south brunswick when another shopper told him the car was on fire. the driver ran out to the parking lot to rescue his pug named king. the flames so intense nearby stores were evacuated. the fire department eventually put the fire out. the only casualty, the 20-year- old car. not his pug. >> that's a good thing. we continue to follow breaking news from central new jersey. a minor earthquake shook people out of their seat. a woman was shot multiple times inside a car. police are looking for the person that opened fire. >> a historic moment in a relationship between cuba and the united states. secretary of state john kerry
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good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. we begin with breaking news. word of a minor earthquake in central new jersey at 3:41 this morning. a preliminary reading of 2.5. meteorologist bill evans joins us with more on this breaking story. >> we have earthquake data and software in there. we can take you there. a couple miles north of bernardsville is where it takes place. about 2.5 on the wreck tear scale. it's in between bernardsville and pleasant valley, in between i-80 and the turnpike. that rumble going on there this morning. plates are moving this morning. no reports of damage. and, of course, there are a lot
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of phone calls in the police station in bernardsville. we will look at sunshine p 87 today. hot and humid this weekend. we will talk about that in the accuweather seven-day forecast in a moment. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center looking at the commute. bernardsville this morning. >> never a dull moment, right. everything is moving okay on 287 through bernardsville. the d train, still seeing delays with switching problems at 34th street. keep an eye on that. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit, metro north on time, waterbury branch ongoing bridge work in bridgeport. heading to queens, watch for an accident on the grand central west at 168th street. ed koch, 59th street bridge inbound lower level a disabled truck to watch for. inbound b.q.e. brooklyn bridge. at the brooklyn bridge, ongoing construction. well.
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southbound side of the new york state thruway toward the tappan zee by exit 12 overnight construction being cleared. l.i.e. as you head westbound as we go to the webcam moving slowly here out to little neck parkway. alternate side parking rules are in effect citywide. back to you, ken, shirleen. in china, rescue crews pulled a survivor out of a smoldering wedge cage from a massive -- wreckage from a massive explosion. a dozen firefighters are among the 50 people killed in the blast wednesday night. more than 700 people hurt, dozens critically. in new jersey, police are looking into a shooting in newark that accept a woman to the hospital. she was shot multiple times. right now no word on her condition.
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police are still searching for the shooter. john kerry will be the first u.s. secretary of state to visit cuba in 70 years. eldest signature nature this building as the u.s. embassy in havana. the change follows last month's reestablishment of diplomatic relations. greek lawmakers ended a long night of debate voting to approve a third bailout deal. the package had to be approved in athens before finance ministers from the euro zone meet in brussels to study the agreement. the greeks dragged their heels on a vote. many members of the ruling party were opposed to septembering three years of new austerity measures. not following new laws for legionnaires could land owners behind bars. the laws are in response to the
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deadly outbreak in the south bronx that left 12 people dead. >> we have an outbreak. this has become an emergency situation. so, it will ensure that there is compliance on a serious matter. >> cooling towers are blamed for the bronx outbreak. a cdc report says most legionnaires deaths come from nursing home and hospital showers. less gone nela spreads on faucets and into the lungs through mists. nearly a million more people signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act even after the official enrollment season ended. the 5-year-old law pushed the number of uninsured americans to 10%. texas, opposition to the law, is the only state with more than 20% of its residents uninsured in the first half of this year.
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the race for 2016. clinton. supporters of al gore are race. kenneth moten has the latest. >> reporter: talking about coming from left field, many may be surprised but washington insiders say al gore's name is always thrown into the mix any time there is a tough race. 15 years since he won the popular vote but loss the general election, could al gore be making another run for the white house. a one time high ranking political advisor said a group of friends and former aides are having conversations about gore 2016. but overnight a gore spokesperson told the tennessee newspaper the politician turned environmental activist is not exploring a run. this comes as current vp joe biden thinks about his own bid. >> reporter: concern is growing
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in the democratic party about hillary clinton's candidacy. a major poll has the embattled secretary of state trailing bernie sanders in new hampshire. >> hillary clinton is a terrific woman. >> reporter: g.o.p. front-runner donald trump is taking a one, two punch from rand paul claiming he is not a republican. the billionaire is leading major polls and hiring more staffers in iowa, new hampshire, south carolina and maybe in nevada. trump is making headlines for controversial video featuring one of the most vicious killers in the isis ranks, jihadi john. it was posted on social media with the caption, not under my watch. donald trump is heading straight for iowa this weekend to the state fair. he and other candidates, republican and democrat will shake hands, talk to voters and eat all the deep fried food they can handle.
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can i get a twinky please. kenneth moton, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> deep fried twinkie sounds good. thank you, kenneth. >> they eat that in philadelphia. >> you used to work with kenneth in philadelphia. >> it's good. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans. >> here we go, we take a look from our camera on the roof up the hudson, even over to the reservoir. out to flushing bay looking pretty this morning with a lot of clear skies. hardly a cloud at all. we will have a lot of sunshine today. as we go into the day today, 70 to start. we will look at low humidities, lots of sunshine and clear skies back to the great lakes. by the time we get to 8:00 this morning, temperature of 71 degrees. 78 by 10:00. 81 by lunchtime. 87 later on this afternoon. a great start to the weekend. we will have a gorgeous sunset.
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it gets hot and humid for saturday and sunday. we will talk about that next in the accuweather forecast. debbie duhaime is in for heather. how is it going? we start off in queens. a problem. heading to the maps, on the grand central parkway westbound 168th street accident in the construction zone. we will keep an eye on that. ed koch, 59th street bridge inbound on the lower level, a disabled truck. inbound b.q.e. busy in the brooklyn bridge with construction inbound at the brooklyn bridge. watch for delays there. the staten island expressway eastbound into bradley avenue ongoing roadwork. alternate side parking rules are in effect today citywide. back to you, ken, shirleen. we continue to follow breaking news from central new jersey where people were shaken out of their sleep by a minor earthquake. kala rama is heading to somerset county for a live report straight ahead. >> nearly a dozen men spared
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welcome back. word of a minor earthquake in central new jersey that hit at 3:31 this morning. a preliminary reading of 2.5. the earthquake was 2 miles north of bernardsville. police received multiple calls of rumbling but no immediate reports of damage. now video this morning. this is the aftermath of a lightning strike in las vegas. the bolt hit a tree that sparked a fire. look at that image. 50 firefighters responded. two homes were damaged. no one was hurt.
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that is a good thing. the same storm system that produced the biggest lightning was responsible for heavy rains and flooding. it left much of the city soaked. there were some leaks reported at the golden nugget casino. meteorologist say the current el nino warming the pacific ocean is the second strongest on record for this time of year. it could prove to be one of the most potent weather changers the past 65 years. the top prediction is that drought stricken california, the south and east could see extensive rain. in california, that could mean mudslides in areas burned bare by wildfires. >> hard to see what is going on out west. >> they are desperate for rain but not the way they will get it. look at that. it's like they need the rain but not all on one day. >> they can't absorb all of it fast enough. hard to see. >> back home, we had a great summer. >> we have been lucky. >> another great day.
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bill evans joins us with the forecast. >> a look outside up to the jackie onassis reservoir in central park, over to flushing bay, a beautiful morning. we are looking at comfy numbers, dry humidity, temperature 75 degrees. pressure at 30.16 and rising. that is awesome. high pressure out of canada, making it dry, comfy across the area. sun up officially at 6:04. the sunsets around 7:57, three minutes before 8:00. 54 at westhampton. always a cool spot. 54 in monticello. 56 in poughkeepsie is quite comfortable. calm to a light wind mostly out of the west and northwest. eventually the wind later goes out of the southwest across the area. it will be a nice warm land breeze particularly at the beaches. high pressure built back to the great lakes. a lot of sunshine. a west winding southwest 10 to 15 knots.
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waves 2 feet, probably going 4 feet later in the day. rip current risk will be low which is nice. sunshine, 87. warm but no humidity. tomorrow hot with the humidity coming in on saturday. this high-pressure ridge slides eastward. winds south and southwest. this hot air rolls in here out of the southwest. so, we got sun and clouds. a warm day, high 87. low humidity. tonight, clear, comfy. low 62 in the suburbs. tomorrow great weather. plenty of sunshine, hot, humid. august weather around 90. seven-day forecast, hot and humid day tomorrow and one on sunday. the high 92. monday 92 and a scattered shower or thunderstorm as we go into tuesday. all in all a great weekend. nice summer weekend coming up. low risk of rip currents at the beaches which is good.
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>> shirleen, want to make his day. >> ask him for a bucket of chicken with that suit. >> i am not doing that, ken rosato. debbie duhaime, good commute? >> i think -- >> he looks sharp, don't you think, debbie. >> both of our men are handsome. >> he will punch me when we go to commercial. >> i have an audition for a kfc commercial. >> he always looks good. >> how about the commute. >> i will let you know what is happening, shirleen. heading to the d trains, good news, earlier switching problems cleared. everything is back on schedule on the d. problem on the grand central parkway westbound at 168th street. accident is still out there. ed koch, 59th street bridge inbound on the lower level, disabled truck. still building inbound b.q.e. into the brooklyn bridge but construction just being cleared at the brooklyn bridge so that should help you out.
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staten island eastbound busy into bradley with construction. 287 southbound through morristown heading down to bernardsville, everything is moving okay here on 287 heading to bernardsville. no problems. a look at 78 through berkeley heights, no problems to report. alternate sides are in effect. back to you, ken, shirleen. >> debbie, thank you. we are following breaking news in new jersey. a miner earthquake shook -- minor earthquake shook the state. we have a crew on the way. >> the head of the world health organization says the epidemic could be wiped out in west
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welcome back. connecticut's death row will be emptied of 11 men set to spend the rest of their lives behind bars without parole. the highest court said the death penalty rule violates the constitution. that means steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky faced death in the pettitte family. >> we have to keep in mind how
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hard this is for family. dr. william petroleum at this time -- pettitte said: the case caused a firefighter investigator with human rights groups. a positive outlook on the fight against ebola. the head of the world health organization says the epidemic could be wiped out in west africa by the end of the year. the who says there have been three cases in guinea, liberia and sierra leone. more than 11,000 people died in the outbreak. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. take a look at temperatures this morning. quite comfortable outside. 70 around the five boroughs. long island 63 degrees toward islip and the eastern end and
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done the jersey shore temperatures around 58, 59 degrees. bar nardsville about two miles north of there between 80 and 287, well, you got an earthquake, a rumble here in the overnight hours. 65 newark and elizabeth. and a calm wind. look at the humidities. quite dry. 51% in the park. 78% around jamaica queens and we are looking at a nice ride on the ferry system this morning across the area. so, today we are looking at a west winding to 15 knots. waves 2 to 4 feet late in the day. going to the beaches, the rip current risk will be low across the area. sunshine today. 87 degrees. then we are looking at the heat and humidity making a big return tomorrow across the area as we look at 90. hot and humid tomorrow and sunday. we will talk about the rest of the weekend forecast coming up in a moment. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center looking at your commute.
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>> a couple of issues to deal with. we will head to the maps and tell you about a problem. northbound side of the new york state thruway, exit 16 in harriman a collision. southbound by exit 12 approaching the tap, construction wrapping up. in queens, grand central parkway at 168th a collision. ed koch 59th street bridge a disabled truck on the lower level. a look at 78. 78 moving okay through berkeley heights. 287 northbound okay up to bernardsville. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, shirleen, ken. >> debbie, thank you. we are staying on top of breaking news in new jersey. an earthquake. you heard right. no,ing this isn't l.a. an earthquake woke up people in bernardsville. we will speak to emergency
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the goodness that goes into making a power kale chicken caesar salad is rivaled only, by the goodness felt while eating one. panera. food as it should be. we begin with breaking news. word of a minor earthquake in central new jersey at 3:41. it had a preliminary reading of 2.5. it was two miles north of bernardsville in somerset county. police received multiple calls from people shaken out of their sleep. no immediate investors of damage.
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nonetheless, that is a significant number considering how close it is to manhattan. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. joining us us jeffrey paul. not something that you were expecting this morning, huh? >> no, i was not. >> when you heard it yourself, were you surprised? >> as soon as we got the call, we stood up the emergency operation center. first call around 3:42. we got about 50 calls from seven towns that we cover reporting that some houses felt like they were shaking and some concerned residents. >> when the calls did come in, what kind of things did they say. did anyone say -- >> many reported explosion or house was shaking. 911 operators felt it at the same time. we experienced center as well.
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we have not had reports of structural damage or injuries. those things will be assessed at daylight. >> have you ever experienced an earthquake before? >> he have felt and experienced some geological events and we get calls like that but no significant damage as a result. >> as a result of this, do you have to do things like inspect pipes, inspect the electrical infrastructure, make sure there are no cracks, potential damage. >> we tell the public to do that, depending who experienced what. check the structure when it becomes daylight to see if there are cracks in the foundation, structural issues, speak to contractors and make those reports if it becomes necessary. as of this point -- it's still dark -- we haven't had reports yet. >> people just jolted but
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thankfully no damage and no one hurt. >> that's correct. >> good stuff. thank you for calling us this morning. a busy morning. >> good to have you on this morning. >> oh, yeah. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> a look outside, beautiful sunrise taking place. 6:00 a.m. is when we have sunrise. clear skies. nice morning. a couple of clouds across ulster and sullivan county and we are looking at clouds around the great lakes. we have high pressure going to give today. 70 right here around new york city. we are looking at a beautiful day across long island. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center looking at the commute. >> good morning bill and everybody. we start with the maps and tell you what is happening on the northbound side of the new york state thruway up to 16 in harriman, accident being cleared. southbound threw exit 12 to nyack ongoing construction.
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heading to queens right now, on the grand central parkway west at 168th a collision. ed koch, 59th street bridge inbound disabled truck on the lower level. 287 moving okay morristown down to bernardsville. no problems to report there. i will show you volume right now as you head to 80 eastbound out to 287 volume out through parsippany. alternate side parking rules are in effect today citywide. back to you, shirleen, ken. >> thank you. new information this police are investigating several shootings in brooklyn. six people were shot. one person got killed. >> the latest victim was gunned down outside. dray clark is live with the dray? >> reporter: good morning, shirleen and ken. within the last hour we have received the report of another shooting happened in the brownsville section of brooklyn. that happens in the 300 block of mother gaston boulevard.
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that person is in unknown condition. a man was shot. police have someone in custody. meanwhile, in the 800 block of saratoga, it is blocked off. you can see behind me members of the crime scene unit working outside the apartment building where the shooting happened. there are nypd cram as on this block. police hope the cameras were functioning last night which will help them identify the shooter they are looking for. it happened around 8:30. according to police and eyewitnesses, a man drove up in a black car. that driver jumped out of the black car, approached three men standing in front of the apartment building and just started shooting. a 21-year-old man was shot in the chest and later pronounced dead. a 19-year-old and 22-year-old were shot. they were taken to brookdale hospital where they are listed in stable condition. meanwhile, we spoke to a woman who says she was in the area and heard the shots and this is yet another senseless crime happening in this section of
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brooklyn. she is concerned about her family. >> i have children that play up and down this block, play around the community. so, you are always going to be concerned about what will happen with your children walking the streets. bullets have no name. >> there were two other shootings as well that happened in brooklyn. one of them happening in east flatbush, a 58-year-old man was shot in the leg during a robbery of his cell phone. he was rushed to the hospital and he is listed in stable condition as well. also a 40-year-old was shot, innocent victim walking down the street, heard gunfire, looked, felt pain, realized he was shot in the hand, not sure where the bullet came from. bottom line, a busy and bloody night in brooklyn. in each of these cases, with the exception of one, the most recent one that happened before 5:00 a.m., police are looking for the shooters in all of those cases. if you have any information,
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give the police a call. live in brownsville, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. new this morning, we have a picture to show you of a suspect in a rush hour subway groping. police say this man fondled a woman while she was sleeping on an n train monday afternoon in brooklyn. another passenger woke up the woman and told her what happened. the suspect jumped off the train at the passaic street station. on long island, a carbon monoxide scare forced hotel guests out of their rooms for several hours. it happened at the ramada in holtzville around midnight no one was sickened. the investigation continues into a school bus crash in new jersey that left several teens and adults hurt. the bus was carrying nine autistic teens when it crashed into an s.u.v. before slack into the wall of a liquor store in irvington yesterday morning.
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a dozen people were taken to the hospital. eyewitness news learned the bus company has a history of equipment failures. the father of a boy badly bruised in the crash says it's the company's responsibility to keep those children safe. >> i expect the buses to be well maintained buses for these kids. >> well, eyewitness news obtained the police report from the crash which shows the bus driver told officers her brakes failed as she tried to slow down. state records show the bus company, horizon link was forced to repair nearly every bus in its fleet after failing inspections involving taillights, emergency doors and brakes. >> oh, boy. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans. good morning. >> a look to the north and the fort lee new jersey side to
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harlem and washington heights, a pretty morning with clear skies. today we are great weather across central park. sunrise up after 6:00 this morning. 70 degrees. calm wind. beautiful weather. high pressure is coming in out of canada. it will slide eastward to make it a lovely day. 70 to 71 by the time we get to 8:00. 81 by lunchtime to 83. then this afternoon 87. warm. humidity low. good morning. in queens, grand central parkway, westbound at 168th, accident in the construction zone. also the ed koch, 59th street bridge disabled truck on the inbound b.q.e. busy at the brooklyn bridge, construction just cleared. let's go outside, route 80 eastbound out to 287 moving
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okay. 287 moving smoothly down to bernardsville at this point. alternate side parking rules are in effect. we have a crew heading to central new jersey where a 2.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the area around bernardsville. a live report at 6:00 a.m. >> police are searching for three people accused of trespassing at a maternity ward at a brooklyn hospital and scaring a [excited yelling] ah, yes! you can't stop it! aww...your mom liked my post. you're friends with my mother? whoa. another episode? definitely. we all use it differently. so why should we get it all the same way? call time warner cable to get the internet speed you need. are you guys texting each other? whether it's 3 megs or 300 megs. yeah. for the right price. from $14.99 everyday low price internet, to 300 meg ultra-fast internet, we have you covered. even with wifi at home and on the go. plans start at $14.99 per month. call 1-855-want twc to switch today. time warner cable. enjoy better.
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meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside. the chrysler building from our roof camera across to the east side. a morning where we start with very pretty weather around the area. temperatures are quite mild. right at normal for this hour of the day. chrysler building is brought to you by chrysler where this
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morning we take a look across a pretty morning here. there is the east river, here is flushing bay. this morning. it will be gorgeous. today temperatures starting out around 68 to 70 degrees. looking at really pretty weather with low humidities, calm wind. pressure rising above 30.00, the mark of fair weather. normal high, 83. we will be all over that. warm sunshine, low humidity. tomorrow. a possible heat wave. a few days where we string 90 degrees together. today 87. tomorrow 90, and sunday and monday and maybe tuesday. it could be the first heat wave of the season in central park. 61 cambria heights. white plains 60 and 56 up in dutchess county.
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clear skies back to the great lakes. calm, quiet weather across the area. there are showers and thunderstorms with the front in the great lakes. but as that slides eastward, that dries out and poses no threat to us this weekend. we have a west to a southwest wind later on today. 10 to 15 knots taking the boat out. wind will go southerly. rip current risk will be low. that is a good thing. 87 today, low humidity. this high slides eastward, the winds more southerly, gets more humid around the area. we have low humidity today, 87. tonight is a great night. clear, partly cloudy. 72. 62 in the suburbs. hot and humid tomorrow. plenty tf sunshine. u.v. index between an 8 and 9. half hour, 45 minutes a turn burn. sunshine on sunday. 92, nearly 10 warmer than
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normal for this time of the year. next shot at a thunderstorm is tuesday. put on the sunscreen, sunblock. have a great weekend. >> that is nice. >> very nice. >> what is that about. >> what is funny about that. >> great advice. >> talking to our stage manager. >> nice to have this off removed voice. like an audience. clap for us at least. throw us money. >> that works. >> hi, debbie duhaime. good morning to everybody. we start with the maps and tell you about a couple of issues. heading to the southbound van wyck into the belt parkway an accident. grand central parkway earlier accident at 168th street cleared out of the way. ed koch, 59th street bridge inbound lower level disabled truck. busy on the staten island expressway eastbound bradley through the construction zone. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit on time. waterbury branch, ongoing
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construction in bridgeport. george, lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel moving okay. on the d train everything is back on schedule. let's go outside, staten island expressway eastbound. this is the construction being cleared out to bradley avenue. expect delays staten island expressway east out to bradley alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. back to you. >> busy morning. thank you. we are staying on top of breaking news in new jersey where some people had an unusual and scary early morning wake-up call.
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a 2.5 magnitude earthquake. back to breaking news we have been talking about. a minor earthquake struck central new jersey. it happened at 3:41 this morning. a preliminary reading of 2.5. that is significant for our area. it was two miles north of bernardsville in somerset county, new jersey. police received multiple calls of rumbling but no reports of damage and no reports of injuries. we will have a live report from bernardsville at 6:00. a man risks his life to save a dog from a burning car in new jersey. police gave us this video of a flaming buick. the man at a store in south brunswick and another man tells him the car is on fire. the driver runs out to rescue his pug named king. the flames were so intense, nearby stores had to be evacuated. the fire department put the fire out. the only casualty was the car
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itself. a new york cab we scored discount addition for life through a legal loophole. jo stevens said he moved into -- joe stephens said he moved into a hotel for $208. there was a gray area between temporary and permanent tenants in buildings offering single room occupancy or sro. >> i thought -- i am in my last quarter of life. i thought i would die outside of chelsea before i got back in. >> recently stephen was a witness as his cab we buddy scored for himself the same deal. they are partnering with an organization to convert to low cost housing, not as low as 200 bucks, though. he and his friend can stay after renovations and keep their rent. >> amazing.
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they are bidding in memphis last night on elvis artifacts. >> it was held at graceland. 160 items were sold as part of elvis week. the annual commemoration of his death. elvis handgun sold for $96,000 a racquetball shirt went for 32,$500. the display cases were packed. >> a nice opportunity for us to take the majority of the items in the auction and put them on display and see more of elvis' life at an intimate level. >> initially there were 174 artifacts. when it came time to authenticate them, 14 were pulled to be reexamined. >> i like your interpretation. still ahead, a woman gets shoot several times sitting in a car in newark. police are searching for the
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person that opened fire. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. i'm meteorologist bill evans. here we go. a look outside. we have a nice sunny morning heading your way. six minutes before 6:00. 66 jamaica queens and j.f.k. today we are looking at a nice comfy start to your day. sunshine, fun lunch hour. 78 degrees. 87 and warm this afternoon. low humidity. the heat, the humidity, it all returns this weekend and into next week. we will talk about that next in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> heather has the day off. it's weather and debbie in the traffic center. >> everything is moving okay on 287 through birr nardsville at this point -- bernardsville. d train earlier problems cleared. everything on or close to schedule. hudson river crossings are fine. staten island expressway
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eastbound slowly at bradley avenue with construction. ed koch disabled truck on the lower level to watch for. on the southbound side of the van wyck into the belt parkway an accident cleared away. out to the webcam, fdr drive southbound moving slowly into 116th street an accident reported. volume on the inbound b.q.e. through the brooklyn bridge with construction clearing at the brooklyn bridge. alternate side parking rules are in effect citywide. back to you, shirleen, ken. >> debbie, thank you. a new poll shows that a majority of new jersey voters want governor chris christie to step down while he runs for president. the rutgers eagleton poll shows 54% of registered voters want christie to give up his post as governor. that number goes down about 10% when voters were told about a proposed law that would require him and future governors to step down if they campaign for president.
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smokers in new york lost another place where they can light up. governor cuomo signed a law that bans smoking within 100 feet of after-school programs. the goal is to protect children from secondhand smoke. the law takes effect next month. police are searching for three people accused of trespassing at a maternity ward. they walked in a patient's room own day. investigators say the two women and one man asked the new mother if they could take pictures with her new baby. when she refused, they took off in a white van. >> scary stuff. we are closing in on 6:00. we continue to follow breaking news in new jersey. a minor earthquake in somerset county about two hours ago. dozens were shaken out of their sleep. our reporter has just arrived at the scene near the epicenter of the quake. we will bring you a live report
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breaking now at 6:00 an overnight earthquake shaking people out of their sleep not in california but in new jersey. it hit less than two hours ago.

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