tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC September 17, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
everybody. good morning. it's 4:30. crews on are on the tracks working through the night to clear a derailed car train to give passengers april commute. >> republican presidential hopefuls duke it out at the g.o.p. debate with 11 cab dates on stage. who had the last word? good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. we like to call it friday eve with joy in a glib way. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and
evans with the forecast. >> today we start off with mild temperatures. low humidity. it will feel great to start the day today. it will be warmer than yesterday. can you believe yesterday's high was 88 degrees. we are at 70 right now. it's hard to feel that, you know, heat without the humidity. once again today, we got a southwest wind. we will have 84 by noontime. the high today could hit 89 in the park. that means west of the city in the urban areas of new jersey, we could hit 90 degrees by heather's house. heather, i will make sure that you check your weather instruments at your home today and report on the afternoon high temperatures. >> all righty. i will uncover all the instruments i had covered up until this moment. let's go to the maps. long island railroad, we had a freight train derailment that occurred not yesterday but the day before. a lot of delays yesterday. they are still doing track work in hicksville.
to 20-minute delays. they are expecting a normal rush hour. new jersey transit, path trains, metro north they are on or close and n and q trains track work at 23rd. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. ken, overto you. >> thank you. we get an update on the track work on long island. darla miles is live with the >> reporter: as heather mentioned, the l.i.r.r. is saying there will be a normal commute this morning. crews have been working to make the necessary repairs. you could see there still are a few people on the track. we have seen them plea equipment over the last half hour. this is after they have been working all night long. it has taken two days to repair the tracks in hicksville. this is after a train derailment on tuesday. it knocked out the third rail
you can see in this video that we covered the last two days the trains knocked over. this caused major delays in the wednesday morning commute. 40 minute delays for commuters into new york city. that's why crews have been working all night long to avoid a repeat of what happened wednesday morning. >> i took the l.i.r.r. to hicksville, transferred to a bus in hicksville then a train at mineola and another train at jamaica. so, get there. >> reporter: the l.i.r.r. is wrapping up work here. the repairs on the track after the train derailment on tuesday and as heather mentioned, 15 to 20-minute delay but you can expect a normal morning commute. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> darla, thank you. we have breaking news. a livery cab driver stabbed to
death inside his car in brooklyn. this happened early this morning in the east new york section. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live on the scene with the latest information. kala? >> reporter: lori, we just learned the name of the cab driver killed. 35-year-old rafael bar race, according to police, was driving the cab parked on the corner. according to police he was stabbed in the driver's seat of the cab. inside they found his wallet with money inside as well as his cell phone. so right now they are not sure of a motive and they have made no arrests. one of the -- his new lots cab coworkers is on scene. he said he drove the victim getting cpr by police officers. he told me he didn't see anything but dispatched to linden and 78th street last according to the coworker and he said that this driver who was killed was warned before not to park on this corner because most drivers in the
area think this is an unsafe area for them. this coworker tells me that a cab driver had seen some of this hatch, seen some of the incident take place and called in for help. that's when police got her and that coworker saw him getting cpr. that's what we know at this point. so far no arrests have been made. this driver's name, rafael baras, his wallet with money inside and cell phone left in the car. police are scratching their heads what the possible motive could have been. a lot more to come. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you. developing right now authorities are assessing the damage caused by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of chile. five people have died. the megaquake forcing a million people from their homes. the country's president urging them to stay on higher ground
overnight as small tsunami waves caused flooding. several aftershocks including one a 7 shook the region after the initial quake. the largest chem more to hit chile since 2010. hawaii and california's coast are under tsunamis. officials don't expect widespread flooding but there could be changes in sea levels and dangerous current. a lawyer that worked in governor cuomo's office died a week and a half after he was shot in the head caught in the crossfire of gang violence. carey gabay was taken off life support yesterday. a family spokesperson confirmed he died late last the suspects with guns drawn were running into a building in crown heights shortly after the shooting on september 7th. nypd is now using facial recognition software to track them down. in a statement, gabay's family is asking anyone with information on the shooting to
will continue to burn a flame for carry with the same -- carey with the same ten nation tender spirit that guided him. new this morning, police are searching for the suspect who tried to rape a woman in the bronx. the suspect could be as young as 14 years old. he is accused of following a 27- year-old woman in her home then choking, kissing her and pulling her hair as she struggled she was able to break free and the suspect took off. >> the second presidential debate turned into a three our scramble for attention. many of the republican candidates taunted an targeted donald trump. carly fiorina brushed him off as an entertainer. senator rand paul opened calling trump sophomoric. >> the one guy that had some special interests that i know of that tried to get me to
change my views on something, generous, gave me money was donald trump. he wanted casino gambling in florida. >> no, totally false. >> i was opposed to casino gambling before, during and after. i won't be bought by anybody. >> if i wanted it, i would have got it. >> no. >> i know my people. >> i know my people. >> reporter: governor chris christie had less of a role in the debate until he cut off an argument between trump and carly fiorina. he complained they were childish focusing on themselves rather than americans struggling. long island based cablevision is going dutch. the deal to sell the media giant to a company from are the netherlands is set to be announced today. altice picks up cablevision it includes the news 12 networks and news day.
square garden company or the amc networks. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, good morning birthday girl day two. >> midtown south past the new york life building to one world trade and staten island in the distance, there is a pretty morning. clear skies. humidities she low. hem is 70 degrees. we are going to be looking at a gorgeous day of sunshine today. a beautiful sunrise coming up at 6:30. high pressure dominates here. not much changed except it's a tad warmer. 71 by 8:00. 77 by 10:00. noontime 84. we could get to 89 later on today. and even west of the city it may hit 90. temperatures 15 degrees warmer than normal. we will talk about the weekend next, the last weekend of the
summer of 2015 which has been fantastic. will that continue? i will let you know. heather is looking at the commute. let's took a look at the george washington bridge. we have delays inbound. you can see the upper level moving left to right into the city. lower level looking better. head to the maps. observe lower level remains closed down for construction as you come inbound 10 to 15- minutes, especially to the upper level. construction at the lincoln and holland tunnels. track work continues in hicksville. we had darla miles telling us about that. you can expect scattered delays, port jefferson, ronkonkoma branches. we will keep our eye on that all morning long. we have new jersey transit on or close to schedule. path trains are fine. metro north no major problems to report. so, it looks like our subways you have leftover overnight track work as well. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," today several baruch college students
the reason for the emergency landing is unknown. >> any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. that is a good landing. >> meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. clear skies, we look from our camera across midtown to the plaza. we have good visibility, great day. how about we go to the beach and we take a look from asbury park southward down the boardwalk and down the beach from the convention center p. humidities are dry especially for the morning hours. calm wind, temperature of 70 and pressure is above 30.00 at 30.22. yesterday's high 88. normal is 75. pretty sunrise at 6:37. into the last weekend of summer, we have a cold front nearing sunday with clouds and
sting is one of lori's favorite artist, he wrote a song called heavy clouds and no rain. that's what sunday will look like. a shower monday. highs in the 70s and normal weather into the official calendar beginning of fall next week on wednesday. u.v. index a 6. a couple of hours you can get a sunburn. we were talking about valley fog in the morning. here it is. mild visibility around morristown. some of these valleys could have fog. that is caused by the heating you get during the day and the overnight cooling that creates the fog. watch out for that in the inland areas in the valley. 64 north port and massapequa. hauppauge is 63. nice morning. 61 in belmar. toms river 55 degrees. a calm wind which in sandy hears like the beaches, allows the heating from the day to go quickly overnight lost into the atmosphere. we are looking at what will be
it's unseasonally warm over the country. the jet stream pushed into canada. that doesn't change until this weekend. we see a front moving from the west then cool weather moves in next week, starting on sunday into monday. clear skies this morning. valley fog around. still you see this big ridge of high pressure and the jet stream in canada above lake superior. a north winding east. rip current risk is low at the beaches. 89 and a warm day. high pressure kind of slides eastward. we are looking at 87. summery tomorrow and more so saturday. this front nears us on sunday. not a lot of moisture working with it. so it comes in dry. plenty of sun, warm, nearly 50 warmer than normal west of the city. clear and comfy tonight. 50s well north and west up to monticello. sunny and warm tomorrow. the high around 87. your accuweather seven-day
forecast has got the changes coming next week. and we got rain and showers on monday. maybe a thunderstorm. then it's cloudy and cooler on tuesday and wednesday, with temperatures -- normal high is 75. normal low is 62. we will see that next week. >> there you have it. being a reporter, i must ask the important questions, the hard questions, the tough questions that a good reporter must ask. how was your birthday. >> fantastic. very nice. lovely. >> amazing, only two police cars and one fire truck were called to the house. >> no more questions. let's check in with heather o'rourke. >> all that matters is that you are able to come to work today. >> well, you have a point. >> you had a good time had by all. >> yes, good friends and family. i want to show you a webcam because, bill, you were mentioning the fog out there. so, check this out.
this is the southern state parkway in suffolk county. you can see how foggy it is. use caution as you drive around. speaking of long island, we will head to the mass transit chart. we will talk to you about long island railroad. in hicksville they have the track work. some delays on port jefferson, ronkonkoma. we have darla miles on the scene, she will be with us in a bit. track work cleared away. e trains switches problems at 34th street. new jersey transit, metro north fine. the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down because the brooklyn bridge is closed going into manhattan and that is until 6:00 a.m. effect. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. baruch college students are being arraigned in connection brother. michael deng died in a rental house in 2013.
hit his head after being abused during a hazing ritual. the five being arraigned today are among the 30 being charged. a high school football player is accused of hitting another player with a football helmet. the player from linden said it was an accident blown out of proportion. the player that was hit was practicing yesterday. look at this carefully. you see the linden lineman rip off his helmet bashing it into his head that required 10 stitches. riot police in hungary are using tear gas and water cannons to drive refugees back as they push to cross the border from serbia. two have been seriously hurt. between 2 and 300 have sought medical help after the border show down. serbia's prime minister is condemning hungary for what it
the refugees and warning hungary not to fire tear gas into serbian territory again. european territory will vote on a scheme to relocate hundreds of refugees. the u.n. secretary general says the brutal conflicts in syria and the middle east will bring more refugees that deserve better treatment. >> 60 million people fled their homes, men, women and children fleeing war and persecution. >> he went on to say that he is shocked to see how refugees and it unacceptable. sergeant bow bergdahl, the
controversial exchange with the taliban goes before a hearing today. he was held for five years after he walked away from his post. today's hearing will decide whether he should or should not stand trial. president obama will meet today with three young americans who stopped a terror attack on a train bound for france. the three men, including two members of the u.s. military were given france's highest honor after stopping an armed man from carrying out an attack on a crowded train. the president will meet with them to express gratitude for their bravery. a teenager arrested after bringing a clock he built into school is soaking up some new popularity. >> while the young student looks for a new school, he has plenty of open invitations to visit important places. >> also ahead, negotiations resume today on long island to
six bodies have been recovered. meantime a 6-year-old boy is the only victim unaccounted for after 12 women and children were swept way in two vehicles in the town of hildale. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> check out the temperatures. let's look at manhattan. you will see in the center of our picture, graphic, 70. morristown 50. drops off 20 degrees just going to morris county. that's because of the cloud cover and a little fog there this morning. 52 sussex. 54 monticello. west winds to a calm wind. light enough that the fog hangs around. these humanity are dry and they will get drier during the day. a great ride from jersey city and staten island on the ferries. a nice ride from bridgeport and across. sunshine and a midsummer's day today. 85 to 89 later on this afternoon. a midsummer night's dream. heather was telling me about
your dreams. what was it, that you were late for work? >> no, i was having a dream about our director susan and green beans. >> try and figure that one out. our director susan and green beans. >> something to think about. let's go to the maps and talk about something else to think about. i know all long island commuters are thinking what is going on. track work in hicksville. expect some delays on port jeff and ronkonkoma line. we have individual trains being reported with delays. e trains uptown expressway only canal up to 42nd because of switching problems and street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you. >> thank you, heather. a 14-year-old boy with a love for learning won't be in school for the next few days after bringing in a clock he built. >> eyewitness news is looking to trans -- now he is looking to transfer to any other school.
the teenager was arrested at his school in texas, put in handcuffs for bringing in a clock that a teacher thought looked like a bomb. now he is speaking out saying he will continue inventing. >> i will try my best not just to help me but every other kid with a problem like this. don't let people change who you are, even if you get a consequence for it, show it to people because you are showing your talent. >> among those showing their support, president obama. he tweeting, inviting him to visit the white house and mark sucker -- zuckerberg offered an invitation to visit his headquarters. a killer is on the run after a livery cab driver was found stabbed to death inside his car. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information on the suspect. >> we are following developments on the morning commute as workers continue to
breaking news in brooklyn. a livery cab driver murdered on the job. we are live in the search for his killer. >> and we are following breaking news in chile where a deadly earthquake lead to a tsunami alert for hawaii and part of california. >> we will have a live report from washington on the second g.o.p. presidential debate with more attacks targeting front-runner donald trump. >> l.i.r.r. says riders can expect a normal morning commute despite track work repairs happening right now. good morning, i'm lori stokes.
>> thank for joining us, i'm ken rosato. thursday, september 17th, friday eve. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we got clear skies. pretty morning. low humidities. comfortable and temperature at 5:00 a.m., comfortable 70 degrees, clear skies, calm wind. franklin 54. hackettstown 62. these numbers cool off outside the city. with a clear sky, these temperatures drop. in spots there is fog this morning. we were talking about that around morristown, the southern state parkway in long island. 89 the high later on today. nearly 15 warmer than normal. speaking of long island, heather will talk about problems on the long island railroad. >> long island railroad is saying they expect to have a normal commute on the jefferson branch. however, we do have track work going on. we have live video from the scene. crews are out there. they are trying to clean the
tracks up. as far as the debris, they moved that off the tracks. they have to get out there and repair tracks that were damaged when the degree railment occurred on thursday. expecting normal service for this morning. i am seeing a couple of delays being reported on single trains. we just saw a train go down there a couple of minutes ago. the trains are moving. let's go to the maps. i can tell you that you can expect some delays port jefferson and ronkonkoma branch. nothing serious reported. e trains express only canal up to 42nd because of switching problems. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> breaking news in brooklyn. the search is on for a killer after a livery cab driver was found stabbed to death. >> it happened just after 1:00 this morning at dumont and shepherd. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live at the scene in east new york with new information on the victim. kala?
minutes, police learned the name of the driver, rafael baras was driving the cab. his wallet with money still inside as well as his cell phone was left in the cab. they are not sure of a motive. police haven't made any arrests but police say the cab driver was stabbed in the driver's seat. we talked to a cab driver. he said rafael baras was a new driver, a coworker. he didn't want to go on camera. he said he saw the victim getting cpr but police -- by police officers but never saw a suspect. new lots said the last place he was dispatched was to linden and 78th street. that is less than a 10-minute drive from here. but at this point it's unclear if he had someone in the car with him or just parked here. what is interesting, his coworker says most cabs don't
consider it not safe and warn the driver. another neighboring cab driver saw the victim being attacked and called police. most new lots cabs have cameras or partitions. this cab did not have a partition. hopefully it had a camera, something that police can use to figure out who could have done this. >> kala, thank you. breaking right now, hawaii and part of california's coast is under a tsunami advisory after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of northern chile. the powerful tremor killed five people and forced millions from their homes. some towns some flooding from small tsunami waves set off by the quake. the majority of the country is under a tsunami alert at this hour. several aftershocks including one as large as a magnitude 7 rocked the region after the initial jolt. the strongest since 2010.
developing this morning, a missing child alert in manhattan. saline hicks the lower east side wearing her school uniform, a yellow shirt with castle middle school embroidered on the front. authorities say her noncustodial parents abducted her and she may be in danger. the duo could be in the bronx or out of state driving a 1993 chevy lumina with new mexico plates. this morning donald trump is calling the second g.o.p. debate amazing. many analysts believe trump fell short. his challengers managed to walk away with memorable moments. bazi kanani joins us live with the highlights. >> reporter: good morning. this was a lengthy debate, three hours. even with all of the candidates on the stanley, there was plenty of time to dig into the issues. analysts say that is where
donald trump lost his command. >> first of all, rand paul shouldn't be on this stage. >> reporter: round 2 began like the first feisty debate. >> his visceral response to attack people on their appearance, short, tall, fat, ugly. my goodness, that happened in junior high. >> reporter: this time the candidates were better prepared to take on the dominant front- runner. donald trump sparring frequently with jeb bush. >> i was opposed to casinos before, during and after. >> more energy tonight, i like that. >> reporter: a tussle between trump and carly fiorina when chris christie interject. >> for the 55-year-old construction worker in the audience that doesn't have a job. they could careless about your careers. >> reporter: many analysts are calling it a win for the only woman on the stage. twitter stats show the most tweeted about moments of the night were carly fiorina's
abortion and her response to donald trump's comments in "rolling stone" when he said look at that face would anyone vote for that. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what trump said. >> reporter: she came into the debate with 4% in the polls, trump with 27%. >> i think they were expecting more. i think he hurt himself in the course of the debate. >> reporter: the former front- runner jeb bush managed to come out with a better performance in this debate. on the other hand, they say the quiet spoken neurosurgeon, dr. ben car seven who entered this debate second in the polls did not manage to stand out. in washington, bazi kanani, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for an update or updates on the race for the white house. "good morning america" picks up our coverage with a live report
from simi valley, california, this morning. rutgers head football coach next few weeks. kyle flood has been suspended for three games by the university. internal report determined that flood initiated contact with a faculty member about one of his player's grades which is against school policy. some students think flood deserves more of a punishment. >> for him to go out of his way to cover his -- it's not -- they are not the only students. >> flood was fined $50,000. talks resume today to avert a possible school bus strike on long island. 1200 drivers for bauman and sons are threatening to walk off the job if they do not get
were brought -- federal mediators were brought in last week. many of the children have special needs. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> let's take a look outside, shall we. a clear sky. this is our camera around time's square. we call that address 4 time's square down to staten island. a pretty morning. here is the cram a at the -- camera at the george washington bridge. we are looking across the hudson river. no fog there. there are inland areas away from the city here to the west and on the south shore of long island fog around. clear skies, 70 degrees. a calm wind and clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. that front you see there from really cedar rapids, desmoines, minneapolis, st. paul, 77 by 10:00. 86 by 1:00. 9 by 3:00 and after school.
you got after school sports later on today. commute. >> the fog is showing up in long island. as you travel on the northern state parkway, you can see all that fog out there. this is right near the sag parkway and we have -- sagtikos well. let's go to the maps and talk about what is going on with long island railroad. track work as darla miles was showing us in hicksville. you can expect delays possible. port jefferson and ronkonkoma branches. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," some of the victims of one of the most destructive wildfires in california history are allowed back home. what is left behind is bringing them to tears. >> also ahead, the search for a
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fire officials say the valley fire is the ninth most destructive in the state's history. it burned more than 70,000 acres and destroyed more than 600 structures. some people are being allowed back home in some areas and they are finding total deaf administration. rose of -- deaf administration. rows of homes people just do not see how they can rebuild. >> this is devastating. you see everything going on. i worked here, grew up here. i work in the geysers. this is my home. it's terrible. >> looting in the fire zone is
a big problem and the body of a third fire victim is home. two men refused to leave their homes as the fire approached. a boy is without his lifeline after a heartless crock stole his wheelchair and leg braces in front of his home in elizabeth, new jersey. she has been carrying her 5- year-old son andrew since someone swiped the braces and custom made wheelchair worth $2,600 from their driveway. she left the items by the car as she went inside to get andrew. the story has garnered attention on facebook. she says she is not looking for money. >> we really just wanted it back, no questions asked. whoever took it, they could have left it when nobody was around. we don't care about that. i just want his life back. >> well, good news for the family this morning. the company that makes the custom wheelchair decided
without hesitation to give little andrew a new one after a them. >> nice people in the world. >> very nice, yes. meteorologist bill evans forecast. >> we have clear skies, a calm wind. that really allows the warmth of yesterday to get lost in the atmosphere. we have beautiful visibility from our camera in brooklyn and over to one world trade. a pretty morning outside. the current temperature at 70 degrees. we have a dry humidity. we have a calm wind. we have pressure at 30.22 which is still strong high pressure over the entire northeast, great lakes, atlantic coast. the high yesterday was 88 degrees. i think with the atmosphere being this warm, it could warm up more. automated weather instruments
unlimited p. clear sky shows up 10-mile visibility on the meters. morristown there is fog. .3 of a mile visibility. heather was talking about the fog on the southern state. islip reports 8-mile visibility. we had the heating from yesterday. 88 degrees. we cooled from overnight that creates ground fog around the area. that will be away from the beach areas and the shores. brookhaven 58. 64 east hampton. 55 poughkeepsie. today this morning and tomorrow morning and saturday morning we could be looking at some fog in spots. we have a 3 miles per hour wind at white plains and 5 at belmar. everybody else is calm. that allows the fog to develop here in the overnight hours prior sunrise, about an hour from now. a little bit of cloud cover here coming up on the satellite pictures off the coast of jersey then back to the west is a cold front. that gets here sunday.
it comes through virtually dry. comfy clothes for school. breezy and nice. later on warmer with a high of 89. west of the city closer to 90. humidities remain very low. waves in the atlantic and around long island sound a foot. rip current risk low. fishermen a great day today getting the boats ready this morning. 89. a warm day. west of the city, summery weather. the cold front is here and comes in sunday. plenty of sunshine. very warm. 68 tonight. hardly any humidity. it will be warm. warm tomorrow. 87 friday. summer is going out kicking and screaming. summery saturday, 84. clouds and cooler sunday. then showers and maybe a scattered thunderstorm on monday.
temperatures in the 70s next week and lows in the 60s. >> then back up to the 90s for october and november, right? i'm hoping, heather. >> it won't happen, ken. >> it won't happen. >> maybe we could pack up and do the show from ecuador. >> run that by camille. you will be in ecuador. >> speaking of running, long island railroad is running on or close to schedule. however, track work in hicksville. port jefferson and ronkonkoma are monitoring long island railroad and it is going for now. pelham parkway, two lanes are closed down. expect traffic to back up there. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the
more than 35 years after first breaking into the new york scene, the material girl is still going strong. >> madonna performed at madison square garden last night. it's the first of three new york city shows for her rebel heart tour. she is playing the garden tonight and she will be at barclay center on saturday. comedian amy schumer is opening for madonna at each new york city show. >> she looks amazing. >> 20 years younger than she is. sensational. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> some great weather outside this morning. there is fog in spots as we look at temperatures around newark and elizabeth at 65. 67 jamaica queens.
a calm wind is allowing the fog to develop. the humidities are in the 78% range. for the morning hours that is low. a west wind. the ride on the ferry from jersey city, brooklyn, hudson river looks good. long island sound looks good, too. we will look at fog possibly in some of the inland spots like morristown. we are looking at 84 noontime. 89 later on today. watch out for these huckleberries at the bus stop. the bus stop forecast around 70 there at the bus stop. watch out for the kid in the blue hat. >> yes, dangerous. >> they call him the enforcer. >> for reasons we can't explain. >> i need to tell you that we have an accident on the new england thruway, northbound side near pelham parkway. we had something here yesterday as well. two lanes are blocked off as a result. expect delays. track work continues in hicksville on long island railroad. long island railroad running on or close to schedule.
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>> the little packets of laundry detergent will look different. >> there are voluntary standards for pod paging to discourage -- packaging to discourage toddlers from eating them. >> burger king rolling out a special whooper on a black bun. it is common in asia. this is the first time in the u.s. also pumpkin spice oreo milkshake. >> that is a lot of calories. >> we don't count the calories on halloween. >> that's america's money. we continue to follow breaking news in brooklyn. a livery cab driver is dead after he was stabbed inside his own cab. we are learning new details. the one big clue that could help police find the killer. woah woah marge... you're not marge? i'm sorta marge. we both drive a stick, we both like saving money on car insurance, and we both feel integrity, such as, that of healthcare in the america of the us and therefore. yes.
the search is on for a killer after a livery cab driver is stabbed to death. we learned new information about what the driver was doing before he died. >> we are following developments on the morning commute for l.i.r.r. riders as workers wrap up track repairs. >> a close watch on breaking news in chile. a deadly earthquake lead to tsunami warnings for the u.s. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's thursday, september 17th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. we start with clear skies, low humidities. 5:00 a.m. temperature -- 5:30 now, 70 degrees. 51 sussex and 55 poughkeepsie. cools off quick with the clear sky and a light to a calm wind. 82 by noon. 87 to 88 this afternoon.
hit 90 west of the city today. kiddos, comfy clothes. kids are getting up in a few minutes. my daughter has to jump on the train and get to school. make sure you have the sunscreen and sunblock. heather is looking at the commuted. weather then heather. >> sounds like dora, the explorer. >> it kind of does. all right, let's explore what is going on with long island railroad. grab your backpack and map. let's look at our maps. we have long island railroad, track work in hicksville. darla miles is on the scene. she will be with us in a bit to give us more information. at this point, long island railroad, port jefferson, ronkonkoma branch on or close to schedule. same situation with new jersey transit trains, path trains, metro north doing fine. earlier accident i tweeted out, facebooked it, pelham parkway,ing that accident has been cleared away.
that use the new england thruway. street cleaning rules are in effect. we continue our coverage of the l.i.r.r. we go to darla miles live in westbury. >> this is the news that l.i.r.r. passengers want to hear this morning, that the morning commute will be back to normal. i want to show you where crews are working all night long. in the last half hour, we have seen them wrap up their work. this is what they had to do. they had to repair 1,000 feet of train track after tuesday's derailment including that electrofied third rail. part of the challenge is that the derailed train was carrying tons of construction debris. overnight crews had to carefully lift that train car without toppling over the debris. at this point there is only one track in use. however, there are going to be minor delays. nothing expected like yesterday morning. the l.i.r.r. commute is expected to be back to normal.
this is a live look at the train tracks and where they are wrapping up the work and we will keep you updated all morning long. reporting live in hicksville, dew point carbon monoxide, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> -- darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. a livery cab driver has been found stabbed to death inside his on car. kala rama is live on the scene in east new york with new information. kala? >> reporter: lori, the story keeps getting worse. i talked to the cab company. they tell me it was wrath fay -- rafael baras's first day on the job. he wax stabbed multiple times. his wallet with money inside and a cell phone were left in the car. they are not sure of motive at this point. police haven't made any arrests. knew lots said he was last dispatched for a pick up at a
diner on linden and 78th. they believe that he made a drop off at an apartment complex on pennsylvania then came here and parked waiting for the next call. new lots says the drivers know not to park here on a dark street with little traffic and it's known by other drivers that this is an unsafe area. we are told two other cab drivers witnessed only the aftermath. they didn't see a suspect running from here. the good news for police is that new lots says all of their cars have cameras. hopefully the camera inside that car may have picked up something to give them a better lead. live in brooklyn, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. breaking news now. officials across three continents are issuing tsunami advisories and alerts after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake rocked chile.
flee their towns on the coast. some towns saw flooding by small tsunami waves. overnight beaches and piers in precaution. a lawyer who worked at governor cuomo's office died a week and a half after he was gun battle. carey gabay was taken off life support yesterday. family spokesperson confirmed that he passed away late last night. surveillance video shows the suspect running into a building shortly after the shooting september 7th. the nypd is using facial recognition software to track them down. in a statement, they are asking anyone with information on the shootings to come forward saying we will continue to burn a flame for carey with the same tenacious but tender spirit that guided him. five baruch college
the hazing death of one of their fraternity brothers. michael deng died in 2013. prosecutors say the 19-year-old hit his head after being physically abused during a hazing ritual. the five students being arraigned today are among 37 facing charges. also happening today, we are expecting to hear from family members of a new jersey high school football player accused of hitting another player with a helmet. the player from linden says it was an accident blown out of proportion. the victim who took the blow to the head, imacculata player number 73 was back on the field practicing yesterday. in video from last weekend, you can see the linden line plan rip off number 73's helmet then bashing it into a head causing a wound that requires ten stitches.
going dutch the deal to sell the company to altice. it includes the news 12 networks and news day. it will not affect madison square garden that includes the knicks. we are expected to hear more about plans to alter the look of time's square as well as what you may be able to see. mayor de blasio's topless task force meets amid calls for major changes in time's square. according to the "new york times" a coalition of business leaders want a special area set aside for the scantily clad women and other costumed characters soliciting cash. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> it's nice this morning. temperature is 70 as you see right there. clear skies all the way down to staten island, sandy hook, new jersey, looking nice. a lot of clear skies throughout the day today.
temperature 70 degrees. we are looking at basically a clear sky. there i guess a little fog in some of the valleys around morristown, long island, sussex, warren county. watch out for fog this morning, tomorrow morning and saturday morning. noontime 84. 88 to 89 this afternoon. that is warm. the humidity remains very low. after school kiddos, 87 to 89. drink water if you have after school sports. i have a daughter playing field hockey. i think she lost 3 pounds in the last few days. she didn't have any to lose. it will be warm into the weekend. last weekend of summer and it feels like summer. >> why do you have to say it's the last weekend of the summer. >> calendar. >> because it is. let's go to the maps. we will talk to you about a new accident we have reported l.i.e.
westbound near exit 16, green point avenue. two lanes are blocked off heading through that spot. that earlier accident on the new england thruway north of pelham has been cleared. a little bit of yellow getting up into the earlier accident scene. that means traffic is slow. hicksville track work for long island railroad. port jefferson, ronkonkoma, so far so good. no major delays record. we will keep our eye on that. we will keep our eye on new jersey transit, path trains, metro north. they are doing fine. taking the subways, fine there. george washington bridge construction has been cleared away. street cleaning rules are in effect today citywide. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," search crews will be back out this morning to look for those who may be missing including a child after deadly floodwaters swept through utah. children in east harlem want to make sure that they are pitch perfect for the pope getting ready for a special
ta . welcome back. this morning two people are missing still following the deadly flash floods in utah. 18 are confirmed dead. resumes at daybreak. seven hikers were trapped in a state park monday. six bodies have been recovered. a 6-year-old boy is the only victim unaccounted for after 12 women and children were swept away in two vehicles in the town of hildale. the pope will be in the u.s. in less than a week. people are looking for ways to commemorate the historic visit. the pope known for wanting to be with the people is finding his way to people's homes. items featuring pope francis
are selling out in d.c. >> they want to experience the trip, they want something to remember this by. >> we are having some coming to visit. >> the pope arrives in d.c. tuesday. the next day he meets with the president at the white house and attend a papal parade. for the first time in history, the pope will address congress. >> make sure that you take your pope bobblehead with you if you go to the parade. major preparations are underway across the city for pope francis's new york visit including children working on a special performance. [singing]. >> students have a week left to work on this song. they will be singing the peace prayer of st. francis. the third and fourth graders are learning about the pope and his message.
>> love all people the same. treat people the way you want to be treated. >> he is very special to me because he cares about others. he loves us no matter what we look like. >> do you want to bite those cheeks? in total, two dozen children from four catholic schools will be meeting with the pope. they will sing in english and spanish. our web site, we have all sorts of stuff for you at abc7ny. read about the pope's schedule, learn about ticket scams that you want to avoid of course. see local street closures that you need to learn about. that is on our special pope section. once again, you can find it at abc7ny.com/pope. >> all right. let's check in with bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> we look from our camera here at 4 time's square, right on the roof. this is the roof camera looking
to the chrysler building to flushing bay and on out. we have great visibility past laguardia airport. chrysler building brought to you by chrysler. around the area, we are looking at temperatures starting around 70. cooler north and west. humidities are dry, winds are calm. great morning outside. normal highs is 75. yesterday 88 for the high. around 70 right now. overnight low 61. numbers are running warmer than normal. sun is up in little under an hour from now. it will feel like midsummer into the last weekend of summer. we could see fog around tomorrow. fog in the inland areas on saturday morning. next shot at a shower is monday. highs will cool off into the 70s next week. we are looking at decent air quality today. we are looking at a u.v. index of 6. ragweed is out there which is normal for september and october. now, morristown is up to 7-mile
visibility. a moment adding it was .3 -- ago it was .3. 50 across morristown to sussex. 65 newark. 70 in the park. a big range of temperatures when you get outside the city, temperature drops off with the calm wind. unseasonally warm in many parts of the country. we have clear skies, a little fog but that's it back to lake michigan here we got clear skies and sunshine. today, kiddos at the bus stop, it will be nice and comfy. wear comfy clothes. later on it's warm. 89 after school today. we are looking at a wind out of the southwest. 5 to 10 miles per hour. a 5 knot wind. waves are a foot in the harbor and in the atlantic and less than that on the sound. it's like glass. water temperature 70 to 75 at the shore. rip current risk is low. warm today.
this will last into the weekend. plenty of sunshine, warm, 89 today. tonight clear and comfortable. 50s in the suburbs north and west and tomorrow it's sunny and warm with a high of 87. accuweather seven-day forecast, 84 saturday. sunday more clouds with a cold front coming. the cold front won't bring rain, just clouds and dry. there is a shot at rain as we go into monday with a shot at a shower or storm. then there are the 70s next week. >> look at that. >> 70s. it's like it's fall. >> it is almost fall. >> stick around. i'm going outside to do the weather. you want to come with me. >> i would love to come out with you. i don't know if they will allow me a second day. >> one pass a month. >> i used up the past. >> you are lori, you can do whatever you want.
a real presence to be in his company. it's crazy. >> you get to see him tomorrow. he is actually a person in a dog costume. >> does he go to time's square during the day. let's go to a webcam traveling on the l.i.e. very foggy even in this spot. you can see over here that is a lot of brake lights. let's go to the maps and tell you what is going on, live west at green point, two lanes are blocked off. accident being cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a chance to grab the big powerball jackpot. no one claimed the top prize.
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we like to call it friday eve. check out the temperatures. staten island between 65 and 70. 67 jamaica queens. a light wind. humidities are moderate. great rides on the ferries, jersey city, brooklyn, queens, taking the seastreak or the new york water taxis, a good day with a lot of sunshine. high approaches 89 degrees. heather pass dancing around the may pole in the traffic center. >> yes. lovely may pole. let's check out the commute as far as long island railroad is concerned. they are doing track work in hicksville. long island are is on or close to schedule. l.i.e. westbound at exit 16 accident reportedly cleared away. take a look at a webcam. the delays traveling on the westbound side of the l.i.e. a lot of residual delays with that accident cleared. we have street cleaning rules in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you.
love for learning won't be in school for the next few days after bringing in a clock he built. >> he says he is looking to transfer to any other school. he is creating a social media movement gaining support with the hashtag i stand with akmed after he was arrested at his school in texas put in handcuffs for bringing in a clock that a teacher thought looked like a bomb. now he is speaking out and says he will continue inventing. >> i will try my best not just to help me but help other kids with a problem like this. don't let people change who you are, even if you have a consequence, show it to people. you show your talent. >> among those showing support for the young inventor, president obama invited him to the white house and mark zuckerberg extended a visit to go to the social media headquarters. >> we are closing in on a livery driver stabbed to