tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 17, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
yourself a great monday. good morning. catch and release. a developing story as police search for a man accused of island. >> breaking details in on the brutal stabbing death of actor morgan freeman's granddaughter. >> new york city is on experience the first heat wave of the year. how did that go? >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. >> it's monday, august 17th.
>> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the forecast. >> hot day. day three of our hot wife. it started saturday. temperatures around 80 to start the day. normal high is about ten cooler than that. 78 canarsie. 75 cambria heights. 81 whitestone, staten island, down the jersey shore, from 78 to 72 degrees. 68 up to the north around poughkeepsie. so, we are looking at a hot day today. we will get into the mid-90s easily today. you tack on the humidity, it will feel like 100. that's right. be careful. we could get to 95, 96 degrees, break a record high. we will talk about that coming up. debbie duhaime is in for heather. >> we will start out telling you everything is back on track l.i.r.r. on the ronkonkoma branch after problems from yesterday. metro branch, waterbury branch
ongoing construction in bridgeport. george, lincoln and holland moving okay. number 1 trains, no trains at 14th to south ferry. that is maintenance work going on. southbound new york state thruway down to 15-a a collision. a webcam, a look at 8th avenue in the 30s, earlier police department activity cleared. alternate sides in effect. back to you, ken, michelle. >> thank you. an accuweather heat warning. the mercury is rising. >> today new york city could see the first official heat wave since july of 2013 as temperatures flirt with record highs. kala rama joins us from the upper west side. good morning, kala. >> reporter: good morning, ken. see, the sun is not beating right now. but i'm sure once the sun comes out it will be quite hot. this advertise the place to be.
place to be. we are at riverside park. take a look over here with me. you can see the water here just pouring out looking really good for kids to play in later this afternoon. this heat wave, once it kicks off, three consecutive days here of 90 or above. this was saturday when this started. it was 92 degrees. you can see the sunshining about. fun fact, so far new york city hit 90 or higher on nine days so far. that is higher lane last year's eight days. humidity makes the real feel dangerous. it feel too hot for children that don't notice how hot it is and the elderly and your pets. don't forget about them, especially come the afternoon. so, you know the drill, you want to drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and don't
leave your children or pets in a hot car. out at the beach, make sure you have water. live at riverside park, i will drink this the first half of the day. i hope you stay hydrated as well. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, kala. >> remember you can track the rising temperatures and weather conditions on the go with our free accutrack weather alert app. go to the itunes or google play store and search abc7ny or accuweather forecast to track -- accutrack. police are looking for an accused rapist they had in custody then set free. he is daniel nieto. he allegedly raped a 7-year- old. he was charged with trespassing but was released before police were made aware the girl was assaulted. we have the suspect's picture as you can see here.
it's posted on our facebook page. we will have a live report from staten island in the next half hour. now on to breaking news. police just announced an arrest in the murder of morgan freeman's granddaughter. edena hynes was stabbed multiple times yesterday morning in washington heights. lamar davenport is charged with second agree murder. a.j. ross has more from washington heights. >> like 3:00 a.m. i heard a guy yelling and i heard a woman scream. >> reporter: a loud commotion in the middle of the night outside of this apartment quickly caught the attention of people who lived nearby. >> screaming, jesus christ is born. i go to the window and i see him on top of a woman and i couldn't really see what was going on. then the police came. two police cars came and arrested the guy. >> reporter: a 911 call brought
police to the scene within minutes where they discovered edena hines with multiple stab wounds to her chest and body. she was rushed to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. the granddaughter of well known actor morgan freeman she graduated from nyu's acting program. shocked friends and fans offered condolences on social media throughout the day as morgan freeman issued the following statement saying the world will never know her artistry and talent and how much she had to offer. her friends and family were fortunate enough to know what she meant as a person. her star will shine bright in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. may she rest in peace. >> the nypd literally minutes ago announced that lamar davenport of washington heights has been arrested on second- degree murder charges.
he is being held at columbian presbyterian hospital. the search is on for an escaped prison nor in east harlem. austin stevens was arrested at a building yesterday morning. during his escort to the station house, he shoved an officer, ran away in his handcuffs. he is the third prisoner to escape since june 23rd. police eventually captured the other suspects. a man accused of kidnapping an 18-year-old woman in queens faces several charges including 21-year-old jonathan cornell was taken to the hospital for self-inflicted stab wounds. police say he kidnapped the young woman at knifepoint saturday. cornell is facing robbery, kidnapping and weapons charges. service is back up and running on the ronkonkoma branch of the l.i.r.r. after a deadly plane crash that damaged the tracks in nassau county. before 8:00 yesterday morning
the pilot of a single-engine plane headed from westhampton to morristown, new jersey. the fiery crash left the tracks badly damaged in one of the busiest areas of the lopping island railroad. buses were brought in to get riders from station to station. >> a lot of people are upset and wanted to rage and just get home or get to work or get to the city. >> the pilot of the plane was killed in the crash but investigators say the way he landed did allow for his passenger to make it out alive. the faa is investigating the cause of the crash. donald trump will be off the campaign trail today. he is reporting for jury duty in manhattan. he is coming off a weekend of cheers at the iowa state fair. trump and hillary clinton and others were there courting voters. trump offered helicopter rides to children there and offered
his position on immigration. >> we are building a wall. it will be a wall that -- nobody is going through my wall. >> reporter: a new national poll shows trump holding on to the big lead. former front-runner jeb bush has fallen to fourth place now. ben carson has jumped into second. oscar pistorius will be a free man this friday. pistorius has served ten months of the five year sentence for killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. he shot her in 2013. in june a parole board approved placing pistorius on probation after serving one sixth of his sentence. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> here we go. a look outside and midtown and we have clear skies. it's kind of stuffy, steamy to
start the day when you look at 80 at 4:39 in the morning. that is warm here in the northeast. it will be this kind of a hot day today. temperatures are going to get into the 90s really quick across the area. 80 now. other temperatures like 81 around the five boroughs. with this hijack hot. wind out of the southwest and we heat up fast. 81 by 8:00. afternoon. a lot of sunshine, heat, humidity. the real feel 100 this afternoon. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center with that nice, cool, dry, air conditioned studio. how is it going. >> i know. even join it while we have it. good morning, everybody. rockland county, problem on the southbound new york thruway an accident reported there. heading to the brooklyn bridge into town ongoing maintenance.
we will keep an eye on that at the brooklyn bridge. ed koch, 59th street bridge ongoing maintenance into queens. the throgs neck bridge into the bronx, ongoing construction pattern as well. deegan northbound by the stadium construction continues. let's go outside. i will show you the staten island expressway eastbound at this point moving okay out to forest avenue. no problems to the verrazano. the other camera, a look at the van wyck. moving okay in both directions through kew gardens. back to you, ken, michelle. still ahead on eyewitness news, wildfires chewing through the drought stricken west. the latest on the conditions as firefighters work to battle the raging infernos out there.
visitors will find aliens and droids and a millennium falcon ride and creature cantina recreation. disney is the parent company of wabc. >> i am going down in september. i know it won't be ready by them. >> i will get mine down there next year. the movie comes out. we are not sure when the attractions open. >> so cool. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> we are looking at midtown manhattan. great visibility. we can see from the chrysler building, one world trade. to the right that's the fdr drive and the upper east side. we are looking at a very stuffy humid morning. even though it's 56 on the humidity and temperature is 80. that's enough to give it a stuffy feel outside this morning. the barometer has been holding
steady at 30.11. yesterday's high was 93. we are looking at near record heat the next couple of days. 96 today breaks the record of 95. tomorrow's high is 93 possibly and a record high tomorrow is 94. we are looking at a spotty storm possible today. more likely we will see that wednesday, maybe into thursday. but the humidity will hang around really all week long. it will be a hot week. 72 at north port, massapequa, 73 east hampton. 63 at monticello. it's kind of cool up to the north and west. it's a little on the humid side and up here in the north and west suburbs you will see that haze hanging in there, particularly around the wooded of thing. lakes. it will be a hot day today. we are not looking at today there is a little moisture. some of the models are showing a pop up storm this afternoon
inland away from the beaches. record heat. the heat builds up around the bermuda high as we go into the day today and tomorrow. hot and humid weather around the tri-state area, coastal sections as well. inland. record set in 1944. 96 as the high today. patchy clouds. low of 78. humid. 93 degrees. day forecast. wednesday 89, hot and humid. thursday a good shot at a thunderstorm when we are around 85 degrees. it will be that kind of week of heat, haze and humidity. we have a heat wave officially as of today then we have some record heat on our hands as well. >> we are having a heat wave. >> there you go. >> a tropical heat wave. >> the best thing to do, the
beach is a good place to be, low risk of rip currents, wind off the water. >> let's go now. you driving. >> i'm driving. >> i'm all about it. >> a check on the commute. >> i'm ready. >> we love your necklace today debbie. >> trying to be stylish. >> very cool. good morning, ken, michelle, bill. good morning, everybody. a cool situation on the subways. everything is on or close. on the one train you have maintenance, 14th and south ferry. we will keep an eye on that. over on the thruway, southbound new york thruway 15-a into slothsburg accident being cleared. brooklyn bridge, ongoing construction into town at the brooklyn bridge and the ed koch 59th street bridge into queens ongoing maintenance. throgs neck bridge construction into the bronx with the ongoing project. deegan at the stadium construction as well. let's go outside.
southern state parkway moving okay out to 109. no problems on the l.i.e. or the northern state. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, michelle, ken. >> debbie, thank you. wildfires in washington, flames destroyed 60 structures. authorities are worried that they are fighting a losing battle. >> we don't have enough resources to put this huge containment line around the fire. they have to pry or takes the -- prioritize the structures. authorities are worried the fire could grow to 2,000 acres. 32-year-old cory hood collided with another military jumper midair during a stunt at
the chicago air and water show happening saturday. he died from his injuries yesterday afternoon. army officials say hood was a 14 year u.s. army veteran who served five tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. the other diver is expected to recover from a broken leg. this morning one person is in critical hot-air balloon accident that happened in pennsylvania. the balloon carrying two passengers and a pilot saturday night landed safely. but when it was deflating, the top blue over the balloon hitting power lines. all three people inside the basket suffered electrical burns as a result. released. the two passengers remain in the hospital. a thief targeting a classic car show made off with a piece of pizza history. surveillance video showing a truck pulling a trailer out of a parking lot in michigan. inside the trailer is this 1971 johns. the car was sold by the founder
to help his father's struggling restaurant which eventually became the pizza chain we know and love today. schneider tracked down the car and bought it back six years ago. the two other cars were also stolen. >> track it down again. monday morning. coming up on eyewitness news, reeling you in with the tale of one long beach fisherman that caught several sharks in one day.
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on "eyewitness news this morning." a hot day around the area. take a look at the temperatures to start the day. 80 in the five boroughs. 72 islip and 68 riverhead and 70 belmar and down to toms river. we start out with hot temperatures around. it's only going to get hotter. it's steamy to start the day. it will be hot. later on this afternoon, 77 to start the day in the newark area. we are looking at the southwest wind. that will keep it hot through the day today and the humidities are picking up as we speak.
weather and traffic every seven minutes on this fine news broadcast. that is debbie duhaime in for heather. good morning, bill. good morning, everybody. l.i.r.r., everything is better today than yesterday. ronkonkoma everything is on time. new jersey transit on time. metro north waterbury branch, ongoing maintenance in bridgeport. southbound new york state accident. exit 16-a in harriman a stalled car in that area. deegan by the stadium, ongoing construction project. over the throgs neck bridge into the bronx ongoing construction. out to the webcam, l.i.e. westbound moving okay out toward little neck parkway. the other camera, the van wyck is moving okay as well southbound into kew gardens. alternate sides in effect. back to you, ken, michelle. >> thank you, debbie.
renting out a home on airbnb may be expensive. a retired teachers business, renting out her home, was determined to be an illegal bed and breakfast. smith says she has had no idea she was doing anything wrong. >> we contacted the city tax office that assured us we were covered. one office says one thing and another says something else and i don't know which way to go. >> in the five boroughs, the city council is set to vote on two bills regarding this kind of thing this fall. they call for stiff fines on landlords that rent apartments through airbnb. a brooklyn man is diagnosed with west nile virus. the man in his 60s was treated at the hospital and released. health officials say a number of queens neighborhoods will be sprayed to deal with rising mosquito populations. beachgoers on long island
got up close and personal with several sharks. fisherman in long bass intended to catch sea bass or fluke but got. it took about 10 minutes to reel it in but each shark was released back into the ocean. >> just a fluke. closing in on 5:00, we in washington heights. there has been an arrest in the arrest of morgan freeman's granddaughter. >> bill evans has the exclusive forecast for you as we approach
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check at 5:00 a.m. a desperate search for a man that raped a 7-year-old girl in her own home. police had him in custody. why did they let him go? we are live on staten island with the story. >> top republican presidential candidate donald trump is taking a pause to report to jury duty. >> we begin with record highs. it's heating up in the city. it will only get hotter. we are live with what you need to know on how to stay safe and cool. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm michelle charlesworth in
it's monday, august 17th. >> good to have you along. you are never more than and traffic and bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> this morning we start off with clear skies. you notice when you go outside this morning, it's on the stuffy side, the humid side. temperature is 80. clear skies, southwest wind at 3:00. 68 newburgh. 68 carmel. 66 are moving. down the hudson river into the city, 79 to 80. 72 to 73 long island and down the jersey shore. 86 by noontime. we get into the low 90s. mid- to upper-90s around parts of the area today. the real feel, the attack on the humidity near 100. that makes it a heat wave. we can have record breaking heat today. debbie duhaime is looking at the commute. >> good morning. reports of a problem at the brooklyn bridge into brooklyn with an accident reported inbound. construction
on the fdr northbound in the 70s reports of a collision there. l.i.r.r., ronkonkoma branch, the problems from yesterday completely cleared. everything on time. new jersey transit on time. metro north waterbury branch, ongoing maintenance. the l.i.e., here is the l.i.e. through little neck parkway. traffic is moving okay. finally going to the other camera, inbound george washington bridge, traffic is moving smoothly. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, michelle, ken. >> thank you, debbie check now, the search is on this morning for a man that allegedly snuck in a home on staten island and raped a 7-year-old girl. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live at the 121st precinct. >> good morning, ken. at one point police had daniel knee eat to -- nieto in custody. it wasn't until after his arrest that they learned of the
alleged rape of a 7-year-old girl. this is a look at him on august the 6th. police say he entered in a family's home through an unlocked backdoor. went into the 7-year-old girl's bedroom where investigators say he raped her. the family discovered nieto inside their home. they immediately called police. he ran but police found him not too far away from where that family lives. again, he was charged with trespassing and released and only later did detectives learn of the claim that he raped a 7- year-old girl. the family said they have never seen nieto, a complete strapinger. police want to find this guy. he is out there lurking and this appears to be a crime of opportunity that turned into an alleged rape. if you have any idea of who he is or where he might be this call. eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you.
we have the suspect's picture posted on our web site abc7ny if you want to take another look. more than 2,000 people at this early hour have already shared it on our facebook page. rescue officials spotted the wreckage of a plane that crashed in a remote area of indonesia. authorities say the flight carrying 54 people crashed into a mountain sunday. the plane was missing for several hours after losing contact with air traffic control. rain and fog are hampering ground teams trying to reach the crash sight. at least four people were killed when two small planes collided. the planes caught fire when they hit the ground and broke apparently part. the wreckage and bodies scattered across a quarter mile area. the faa and national transportation safety board are investigating the collision. a police stand off ended in new jersey with the suspect and
two victims dead. authorities say the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound more than five hours after barricading himself inside a home in warren. the man fatally shot a man and woman before tig his own life -- taking his own life. >> i heard a series of loud pops or bangs. i wasn't sure at that time that it sounded like gunshots. a quick quiet then three more sounds. >> police have not released the identity of the shooter or victims. it's unclear how all of these people, if they are, related. happening today, donald trump will appear in a manhattan courtroom. the republican front-runner has been called to jury duty. immigration reform. the plan would have mexico pay for completing the border wall. as he told nbc's "meet the
press," end birth right citizenship. >> you will split up families. >> no, we will keep the families together. >> but you will kick them out. >> they have to go. to go. >> we will work with them. they have to go. we either have a country or we don't. >> reporter: trump said families with u.s. children could return quickly if demented worthy by the country. >> the post and courier newspaper in south carolina urged joe biden to join the race in an article saturday. the newspaper said biden's habit of verbal gaffes shouldn't strike him have con tearedders. when you thing summer is beginning to wind down, the heat whips right back up and is expected to hit record temperatures today. inside or outside, your first priority is to keep a cool head literally.
kala rama is live at riverside. good morning. >> this advertise the place. good morning. this is the place to be to keep the cool, especially for your kids. we are at the playground at riverside park. and let me show you what is to my right here. you can sort of hear it. a water mountain. all the kids love to come out and play. i see it every afternoon. a nice place to be, especially when we have a possible heat wave coming on. three consecutive days of heat wave today will likely be that day. this is from saturday. people outside in 92-degree weather. so far this year, new york city hit 90 or higher on nine days. that is much higher than last year by a day. eight days last year. we are still going. humidity makes the real feel temperatures too dangerous. makes it feel really hot,ing hotter than it is, especially come the afternoon. everyone knows the drill, drink
plenty of water, wear light clothing and don't forget about your children or pets. especially with children and pets, they can't tell you when it's too hot. they don't notice they are having too much fun. today is the day when you want to drink all the water. h20 will be your best friend in the record setting heat. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> boy is that not the best advice. even if you don't feel thirsty- - >> too late if you are thirsty. >> throw an extra glass of water down your throat before you leave. >> good for you, kala. thanks. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> let's take a look outside. across midtown, beautiful weather with clear skies. it's a little on the humid side. our temperature is 79 degrees. so, it will be just that way. we are looking at temperatures today, by 8:00, 81 degrees. that is warm.
noontime 92 and 96 this afternoon. normal high this time of the year is 83. the real feel when you tack on the humidity, it will feel like 100 today. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center looking at the commute in for heather. how is it going? >> we have a problem in queens on the l.i.e. we go to the webcam. volume on the l.i.e. westbound into the grand central parkway at kew gardens an accident blocking one lane. traffic is really bumper to bumper through queens on the l.i.e. let's go to the maps. brooklyn bridge into brooklyn an accident on the city side but do watch for some delays there as well. keep in mind if you are heading to the fdr drive northbound through the 70s, two lanes are blocked now. an accident blocking a couple of lanes northbound fdr up through the 70s. on the southbound new york thruway down to 15-a in sloatsburg an accident. northbound thruway at 16 in harriman, a stalled car in the
same area. l.i.r.r. on time. problems from ronkonkoma branch are cleared. metro north waterbury branch ongoing maintenance. deegan up to the stadium, new construction pattern. we will keep an eye on that for you as well. and the throgs neck bridge into the bronx with ongoing construction. try the whitestone instead. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, ken, michelle. >> debbie, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this monday morning as the death toll in china continues to rise after last week's devastating blast. people are coming out in droves demanding the government pay for that massive disaster. >> despite an $18 billion settlement, bp may not be done paying for the gulf oil
in china, about 800 people whose homes were devastated in the massive explosion in china demanded the government buy their homes, former residences and pay. the blast killed 114 people with 70 still missing including 64 firefighters and six policeman. about 1,000 firefighters responded to the disaster. authorities confirm there were several hundred tons of sodium cyanide in the warehouse. it was allowed to store no more than ten tons at a time. there is a chance bp is not finished paying for the gulf oil spill. the country's original settlement amounted to $18.7 billion. according to the new orleans advocate, to universities have outstanding claims. southern university and university of louisiana systems
claim the spills lead to bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. he says it's cooler at the beach. i hear you. >> no doubt. south facing shores at the beach is the best place to go. >> clear skies to start the day. humidity in the moderate range. 79 degrees. 58% humidity. a sticky feel, humid as you go out the door. pressure holding steady at 30.11, the mark of fair weather across the northeast and new england. 66 kingston. poughkeepsie 66. 68 newburgh. middletown 66 degrees. 73 coastal connecticut. so, down the jersey shore, 72 long branch. 73 sayreville. we are looking at warm numbers for the overnight hours. winds out of the southwest to 3. calm wind. sunshine.
clear skies to the great lakes. it's building in as the good old bermuda high. today our computer model, our guidance, futurecast is showing a pop up thunderstorm coming around late today, away from the beach, near the city, passaic, bergen, rockland county, a pop up storm. you may find one of those. then we clear out overnight. we really don't see the threat coming back until we get to wednesday, thursday. i wanted to show you the heat index for the afternoon. 95 in the city. 98 morristown. of this. it will get close to 100 around a good portion of the area. that's a land breeze coming across. tomorrow afternoon, the heat index will be in the 90s to mid- 90s around much of the tri- state area into the afternoon tomorrow. report heat today. 96, break the old mark of 95 set in 1944, a hot year across new jersey.
94. so, we are looking at hot and humid weather. a spotty thunderstorm. a long time in breaking that record. patchy clouds tonight. warm and humid, 78. 93. that gives us an official heat wave in new york city. hot and humid weather. wednesday. then we have a thunderstorm or two popping up. muggy thursday and we still have the humidity hanging around all week even though we weather. stuff. >> stuffy? >> stuffy. >> not stuffy around here. >> no. >> i like stuffing. >> coming up in two months. three months. >> stuffing is good any time. >> stay cool. >> comfort food. >> debbie duhaime you make good stuffing. >> i love stuffing.
my favorite on thanksgiving. talking about already. that. >> that's for sure. we start off as we head to a webcam, l.i.e. westbound into kew gardens busy central. expect delays kissena out to the grand central. northbound through the 70s fdr busy with an accident. on fdr northbound in the 70s, watch for that collision. two lanes are blocked. the brooklyn bridge heading into brooklyn an accident reported on the city side. we will keep an eye on that. new york state thruway southbound exit 15-a in sloatsburg a collision. northbound at 16 in harriman a stalled truck. alternate side parking rules are in effect citywide. back to you, ken, michelle. >> debbie, thank you. still ahead, the faa says
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an overtaxed tire. a blowout can send you flying over the road. aaa shows an increase of blowouts with extreme heat. >> when you have an underinflated tire, a paper clip, bend it back and forth, back and forth, the tire stresses the internal components to the tire which can cause a massive failure. >> the surface temperature of the roadway can reach as high as 150 degrees. experts say it's best to check your tire's pressure first in the morning before you go any place. >> i have all sorts of indicators on my car the other day. first time it hit 9 o. i had to check my inflation. >> new cars talk to you. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> mine talks to me all the
time. >> i don't want to know what it says to you. >> you should hear my car talk [ laughter ] >> i say we go get some water. take a look outside. i will show you what is going humidity 58%. laguardia around the park 71. queens. starting off humid. starting off with what will be a hot day today. record heat across the area. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center for heather looking at the commute. how is it going? >> a picture of the brooklyn bridge heading into brooklyn. an accident being cleared. it's on the city side. you can see the flashing lights here. this is the brooklyn bridge into brooklyn an accident. so watch out for delays here. let's go to the webcam, volume on the l.i.e. westbound busy into the van wyck with an accident. as we go to the maps, l.i.e. westbound solid traffic here out to the van wyck with that accident.
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breaking news in washington heights. there has been an arrest in the murder of morgan freeman's granddaughter. >> raging wildfires devouring acres out west. firefighters battle the flames. >> record highs today. it's heating up in the city. it will get hotter. live with what you need to know to stay cool. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. >> good to have you aboard. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. it will start off warm. normal overnight temperature will be about 68. we are at 79 to start the day. that let's you know right away we are off to a hot start. 72 smithtown. babylon 74. brookhaven, long island 72 as
jersey. 66 poughkeepsie and and dover. a hot day today. temperature quickly by lunchtime gets to 90. then this afternoon, 95. you tack on the humidity, looking at near 100 around the area. we will talk more about that as we look at everybody just going to be hot tomorrow as well. record high is possible. heat wave is in progress. all that to talk about. heather. >> we have a couple of problems out here this morning already. we will show you a picture of into brooklyn. all lanes closed, overturned car. you can see the emergency activity t. brooklyn bridge into brooklyn, all lanes closed with an overturned car. more volume on the fdr drive. fdr northbound heavy through the 70s a collision blocking two lanes. heading to the maps, fdr north in the 70s an accident blocking two lanes. and it's busy on the l.i.e.
west into the van wyck with an accident still being cleared. taking a ride over to the northbound new york state thruway, exit 16 in harriman, a stalled truck. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, michelle, ken. >> debbie, thank you. we have breaking news. there is a murder charge filed in the violent death of the granddaughter of oscar winning actor morgan freeman. lamar davenport was arrested in the stabbing of actress idina hynes -- edenahines. >> i see him on top of a woman. i can't really see what is going on. then the police came. like two police cars came and arrested the guy. >> morgan freeman posted the following on his facebook page. i want to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of love and support my family received
regarding the tragic and senseless passing of my granddaughter edena hines. the summer is not over yet. by the feel outside, it's just heating up. today expect record high temperatures. if you are inside or outside, your first priority is to keep cool. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live on the upper west side with what we need to know. kala, good morning. good morning. on days like today, water will be your best friend. water in any form. take a look. we are at riverside park where a lot of children come to play. just behind me you can see the water fountain will kids will be all afternoon. it's economy a great way to stay cool. kids, pets, even the elderly will get hot quickly and not be able to tell you. actually fun fact for you, so far this year, new york city hit 90 or higher on nine days, higher than last year's eight days. and this is the first heat wave
that the city had since july 2013. if we hit the 90s today. humidity makes the real feel temperatures feel more dangerous than they are, especially come the so, you know the drill here, drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and don't forget about your children and pets. don't leave them in the heat, especially in a car. if they are outside, stay hydrated. that's the best way to fight off dehydration. this morning at riverside park we have seen people walking their dogs, running outside and getting workout in. that's when you want to do it. early in the morning or late at night at dusk even after the sun goes down. live on the upper west side, news. thank you, kala. stay with eyewitness news for day. you can get weather updates at app. wildfires are raging in the west burning neighborhoods and homes.
the flames driven by erratic winds took a toll on firefighters already stretched quite thin. abc's kenneth moten has the latest. >> reporter: if a firefighter crossed the pacific northwest, dozens of fast moving fires eating away at california, washington, oregon destroying homes. >> the state resources are stretched thin. it was up to us to defend our own prompted. that is what people do. >> reporter: the worst right now, the reach fire in washington which has burned more than 50,000 acres. an assault from the air and on the ground where thousands of firefighters are getting help guard. 75 homes and businesses, possibly more, are gone at one without power. 1500 residents were forced to evacuate. >> we don't have enough resources to put the huge containment line around the fire.
they have to prioritize what is near structures. >> reporter: in drought stricken california, light winds helped crews increase containment on this fire near los angeles. firefighters have been treated for heat exhaustion, dehydration and minor injuries. in washington state, residents like mike walsh did what they could to save their properties. >> panic zone. still, you know, we had enough time, people coming up and telling us, man, it's heading your way. >> kenneth moten, abc news, washington. >> that is he are in mouse. wow. service is back up and running on the ronkonkoma branch of the long island railroad. >> that's after the deadly plane crash damaged the tracks in nassau county before 8:00 yesterday morning. the pilot of a single-engine plane heading from westhampton to morristown, new jersey, tried to make an emergency landing on south oyster bay road. instead he came down on the tracks right there. the fiery crash left the tracks badly damaged in one of the busiest areas of the long island railroad.
buses were brought in to get riders from station to station. >> a lot of people upset and wanted to rage and just get home or get to work or get to the city. >> the pilot of the plane was killed in the crash but investigators say the way he landed and where he landed allowed for his passenger, 55- year-old carl giordano to make it out alive. a prisoner is on the run this morning after escaping police custody in east harlem. police say that officers arrested austin stevenson on trespassing charges at a building at 103rd street yesterday morning. they were escorting him in handcuffs to the station house when he shoved an officer and ran away. he is the third prisoner to june 23rd. the other suspects were caught by police. a man accused of kidnapping an 18-year-old young woman in including rape.
he was taken to the hospital after his arrest for self- inflicted stab wounds. police say he kidnapped his ex- girlfriend at knifepoint. he is facing robbery, kidnapping and weapons charges. civil rights activist mourn an icon as they say good-bye to julian bond. he died saturday night in florida. his wife said he suffered from vascular disease. he was the chairman of the naacp for 11 years. former ambassador and fellow civil rights activist andrew young said his legacy will be that he wax a lifetime struggler and this from president obama who called the late civil rights leader a hero and friend. julian bond helped change the country for the better and better way to be remembered than that. >> monday morning. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside. it is really a nice looking
morning. you will feel the humidity. got bless you. as we look at 79 degrees right now and we are looking at a higher humidity. right around the 50, 60% range. in the area, 70 to 80% humidity. that makes it and stuffy. looking at 79 degrees. southwest wind at 3. clear skies back to the great lakes, all the way through the northeast, the ohio valley and all the way up to minneapolis, st. paul. sunshine, hot and humid. 88 by 10:00. lunchtime temperature of 92. then later this afternoon, 96 degrees across the tri-state area. as a matter of fact, west of the city it may get to 98. but the real feel will be 100 degrees. it will be a hot one. best place to be is at the beach. there will be a low to moderate risk of rip currents there. debbie duhaime is looking at the commute. how is it going? things are heating up on the roads.
good morning bill and everybody. we will show you a picture of the brooklyn bridge. you can see the flashing lights. this is brooklyn bridge brooklyn bound all lanes closed, overturned vehicle. a lot of emergency activity. brooklyn bridge into brooklyn closed. fdr northbound slowing down through the 70s. that is due to an accident. going to the maps, l.i.e. westbound into the van wyck an accident cleared. on the 5 train uptown delays with signal problems. alternate side in effect. back to you, ken, michelle? >> thank you, debbie. still ahead this monday morning, three people were injured when a hot-air balloon collided with power lines. details straight ahead. >> a fisherman in long beach reels in several sharks in one day. since 1961, pearle vision has been providing expert eye care. today, we make caring for your eyes even easier. right now, buy one pair of glasses, and get another pair free. this is genuine eye care
one person is in critical condition after a hot-air balloon accident in pennsylvania. the balloon carrying two passengers and a pilot landed safely. but when it was deflating, the top, the actual balloon blew over hitting power lines. all three people suffered electrical burns as a result. the pilot was treated and released. the two passengers are in the hospital. beachgoers in long island found themselves up close and personal with several sharks. a fisherman said he intended to catch sea bass or fluke. instead he caught four or five sharks. it took him about 10 minutes to reel in the catch but each shark was released back into the ocean. bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast. >> let's look outside, we. we look at the chrysler building looking to the east, to the sunrise. chrysler building brought to you by, appropriately enough, chrysler.
across the east river to flushing bay, a pretty morning. clear skies, a lot of sunshine. you need the sunglasses but you need the sunscreen. we will look at a lot of sun and a hot and humid day, too. 79 right now. humidity in the moderate range 58%. winds are southwest. a pressure at 30-point 30-point -- 30.11. record heat today and tomorrow possible,ing especially today. 96. we beat the old record of 95. storms could be spotty through wednesday, particularly today, then wednesday and more likely thursday. we have a wave in the atmosphere for thursday. air quality is moderate. u.v. index at 8. put on the sunscreen, sunblock. 35, 40 minutes you get a sunburn. it will be that much sunshine outside. calm wind to a southwest wind. hot air pushing up from the
south and west as we get into this bermuda high situation. all the humidity comes in driving the heat index up to 95 to 98. over100 in the urban areas of new jersey, essex, hudson. we have clear skies from the coast back to the great lakes. futurecast is showing a pop-up shower or thunderstorm away from the beaches. that will keep an eye on for the afternoon today. mostly hot weather around with temperatures getting to 96. that would break the record of 95 set in 1944. tack on the humidity, feels like 100 and above. tomorrow sunny, hot and humid, 93. that will give us four days of 90-degree weather. that's extra credit. three days, that's a heat wave. then we are looking at 90- degree day tomorrow and possibly one close to it on wednesday.
for certain, all week long around the tri-state we will look at the humidity that will continue to build across new york city, long island, coastal connecticut, jersey shore and inland up the hudson river valley. >> nice. >> you had me at hello and jersey shore. >> yeah. >> me like it. >> we might break a record. >> we will. >> take care. >> stay cool, everybody. let's stay cool on the roads as we head to the brooklyn bridge. a problem. this is the brooklyn bridge getting into brooklyn. all lanes are closed. an overturned car. it's on the city side. this is the brooklyn bridge, brooklyn bound all lanes closed with the ongoing investigation and police department activity at the scene of the problem. let's go fdr northbound, that is busy up through the 70s. accident blocking two lanes. as we go to the maps, fdr northbound moving slowly up to the 70s with an accident blocking two lanes.
you can see traffic isil lid there. the l.i.e. west at the van wyck an accident just seared e cleared but stop-and-go traffic. 5 train uptown delays with ongoing signal problems at 180th. we will keep an eye on that. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit on time. back to you, ken, michelle. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on eyewitness news this monday morning. >> they are uber mad. yellow cab drivers take their anger to ride sharing companies to the street.
recent court ruling. friday a judge ruled the question of allowing doctors to make lethal doses of medication available to terminally ill patients should be left up to lawmakers. end of choice advocates will say whether or not they will appeal. we represent physicians who have patients dying horrible deaths. >> i am disappointed but i want to make clear that my crying does not reflect that i am hopeless. >> california prosecutors say -- argued the state prohibits assisted suicide without exception. two 1 year olds and two juveniles are in custody in florida charged with carjacking and pistol whipping a federal agent. police in early or say he was abducted, bound with zip ties and duct tape then beaten
before being released after two hours. cuban americans who witnessed the reopening of the u.s. embassy in havana are back from their trip armed with high expectations. >> you can bring back up to $100 of cuban roman cigars. that is cool. >> american visits to cuba as you might expect airbnb rents 2,000 rooms there helped by a hotel shortage and the rush of americans that say they want to experience cuba before it changes. dozens of yellow cab drivers are taking anger against uber to the streets. the lines of medallion owners protest the decision to limit the fleets of new car service companies. they say the app-based companies like uber take business from traditional taxis.
drivers say buying the medallions give them the exclusive right to pick pup street hails. >> yellow cab drivers, rain, sun or snow -- >> mobile app companies allow surcharging. yellow cakes are not allowed. yellow cabs have to pay a thousand stamp every year. 400. >> the mayor says the city is studying the i am pack on four hire vehicles and the rights of passengers. the teen choice awards make waves honoring some of the biggest names in hollywood. who walked away with the coveted surf board trophy
coming up next. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. good morning, happy monday, i'm meteorologist bill evans in the weather center. we have 79 degrees around the five boroughs of new york city. 72 long island. 73 bridgeport. 70 belmar to toms river. so, we are looking at some temperatures this morning that are on the warm side. well, you want to go to the beach, today is a good day for it. watch out for the moderate risk of rip currents at the beaches. winds 10 to 15 knots building to about 20. a good sea breeze starting to develop this afternoon. weather then heather, we could set a record high. 95 did he agrees. we will smash that today. >> i believe it. save the air-conditioning. as we go to the brooklyn bridge, this is the brooklyn bridge heading into brooklyn. all lanes closed due to an
overturned vehicle. city bound you are okay. brooklyn bound all lanes are closed. out to the webcam, fdr busy up through the 70s with an accident blocking two going to the maps, northbound side of the fdr through the 70s, a collision blocking two lanes. l.i.e. westbound heavy into the van wyck with an accident cleared. five trains uptown delays with ongoing signal problems at 180th. l.i.r.r. on time. new jersey transit on time. waterbury branch, ongoing work in bridgeport. alternate side parking rules are in effect today citywide. back to you, michelle, ken. >> thank you very much, debbie. a thief targeting a classic car show made off with a piece of history. surveillance video shows a truck pulling a trailer out of a parking lot. inside is this 1971 camaro. jones. the car was sold to help his father's struggling restaurant
that eventually became the pizza chain. he tracked down the car and bought it six years ago. teen choice awards. britney spears was honored with a teen choice surf board for style icon. "hunger games" and they honored actor paul walker. his fast and furious costars accepted the award for best actor in an action adventure movie on his behalf. breaking news in washington heights in the stabbing death of a woman related to actor morgan freeman. in the last two hours, police announced a suspect has been charged with murder. >> do you know this man? police arrested him for trespassing on staten island. now he is on the run accused of
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