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cooling tower at the opera house hotel just last month. a few minutes ago we heard from the city's health commissioner. >> the first case was reported on september 21st but of course it's not clear initially that that is a cluster and by friday we had identified six cases, it's now seven cases. >> joining us now is dr. richard besser. the city ordered everyone with a city cooling tower to -- >> i think people in that area are concerns and have a reason to be concerned, but, you know, legionnaire's disease, not of risk. legionnaire's disease. those who live in that area who are older, who are current or former smokers, who have chronic lung disease, cancer or diabetes or anything that impairs their immune system, they are at increased risk here
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and they need to be aware of what's going on and do things they can to protect themselves. >> we heard the health department say that this outbreak is not related to the last month's outbreak but they are both in the bronx. is this just a coincidence? >> well, you know, there's a couple of things that are probably going on here. one is each year in new york city there are two or 300 cases of legionnaire's disease and there's no part of the city that is more tuned in right now bronx. so they are testing people, they will pick up an outbreak that some areas may have what the health department is doing now is they are looking to see is there something that connects these people. the deputy commissioner said these people do not live in the same building but they either lived or had visited the morris park area so they will look to see their connection, towers. hoping to get a bacteria islet from one of these patients so they can match it to a cooling tower and figure out what's going on here. >> briefly anything that people can do to protect themselves? >> the key thing is to watch
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so if you're in a high risk -- one of those high risk groups and you have flulike symptoms, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches, headaches, get tested. there's an antibiotic that can be used to treat this infection that it's very important that you get that so you don't want to ignore it and think it's just a bad cold or early flu. >> people certainly taking a close look at that. >> more coming for sure. >> thank you. now to the exclusive video of a massive piece of construction equipment that fell in midtown manhattan. >> take a look, you can see people on the sidewalk look up and then right there that piece of equipment comes crashing car. hoffer in midtown with new video and new information this jim. >> reporter: you can see this heavy piece of construction equipment is exactly where it was seven, eight hours ago when this accident occurred. that's how big this drill is. it's a construction drill, weighs about 41 tons and it's
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presenting quite a difficult challenge for those people here trying to upright this thing and get it out of here without causing any more damage. now, as we mentioned, this is the drill that drills pilings, big holes into the ground, the pilings are then placed, it becomes the foundation for what is supposed to be a luxury tower hotel here in midtown south. but today at around 8:45 something went wrong here. this drill tipped backward, crashed over onto a police van and onto the sidewalk. as we said, we have obtained exclusive surveillance video and if you take a look at that, it captures the exact moment this accident occurred. you can see the huge drill tipped back, it's boom crashing down onto the sidewalk, it misses two people by seconds or by feet, however you want to measure this thing. it was close. >> there's no one stopping been catastrophic.
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planning, poor oversight and negligence on behalf of the people involved. >> reporter: now, i don't know if the photographer, brian white, if you can zoom in closer because we want you to get a sense of how massive this drill is. it's called the casa grande and it is as big as a house, bigger, in fact. as we mentioned it's 41 tons and they had to call in a master rigger here, someone with incredible skills in crane and drill and moving of heavy equipment to try and figure out how to get this thing out of here. we should tell you that the buildings department has placed a stop work order here, all work is stopped at this site and they have also cited the contractor with a safety violation. the construction contractor, the general contractor, is flint lock construction, they are out of mamaroneck westchester county and they have a recent history of safety problems. earlier this year they were fined by the labor department some $20,000 for failure to
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workers at another site, but get this, in 2013 they were slapped with a quarter million dollar fine for, again, failure to provide fall protection to its workers. now, no accident or no injuries, i should say, here, fortunately, but, as i mentioned, there is a stop work order now and we can also tell you that the big question here besides how did this happen, it is starting to lean towards, no pun intended, lean towards human error but the other big question is why was that sidewalk allowed to remain open for people to walk by when this huge pieceequipment was being moved? we will take a closer look at that coming up at 5:00. for now live in midtown south, jim hoffer, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> jim, thank you. autopsy results are now in on the new jersey high school football player who died after he was injured during a game. the medical examiner says 17- year-old evan murray died from massive internal bleeding from a ruptured spleen. murray apparently already had
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an abnormally large spleen which made it more susceptible to injury. murray, who played quarterback at warren hills regional high school, walked off the field on friday night after taking a hard hit. he later collapsed and died. >> the kids are doing wonderfully, we did have a great number come in in a state of grief and emotional state, but we were fully prepared. >> it's kind of one of those things that you would never expect to happen and it just happened. honestly, evan was the nicest -- he was such a nice person. he was a friend to everyone. >> officials say there was no evidence of head trauma or heart disease and the death has been ruled an accident. funeral services are scheduled for thursday. police in queens continue to search for a gunman who shot and killed a man, it happened around 4:00 this morning when police say a fight started at the crystal hookah lounge and spilled onto steinway street in astoria. the 26-year-old man from brooklyn was shot dead. investigators say he was armed
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at the time of his death and has a long criminal record. the suspect fled the scene in a white bmw. developing story on wall street where the dow has fallen more than 300 points. concerns about china's economy caused stocks to fall, according to economists, the closing bell ringing just a few minutes ago. healthcare, energy stocks fell the most. healthcare companies led the decline as bio tech stock prices continued to fall as well. the dow falling 306 points to close at 16,001. president obama warned the u.n. general assembly he was going to be more blunt when addressing them and he didn't disappoint. he told the u.n. its work is incomplete when it comes to dealing with the refugee crises. he says conflicts and wars are forcing innocent people to cross borders on an epic scale. the president told leaders they must avoid going back to the, quote, old order. he also scolded russia for acting to destabilize several countries including syria.
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>> we must recognize that there cannot be after so much blood shed, so much carnage, a return to the prewar status quo. can't simply pacify the broad majority of a population who have been brutalized by chemical weapons and indiscriminate bombing. >> well, a few minutes after obama spoke, russian president vladimir putin blasted the west for arming moderate rebels in syria and also told the u.n. it would be a huge mistake not to use the syrian army in the fight against isis. within the next hour president obama and putin will have their first sitdown meeting in more than two years. david. turning now to the race for president, and today we got our first look at how donald trump says he will grow the american economy if he becomes president. trump unveiled his tax plan and among his ideas, no federal income tax for people who make less than $25,000 a year. instead, he says, those people
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will be able to send the irs a form saying, quote, i win, his words. political reporter dave evans here with more. dave. >> as you know, trump's tax plan is indeed much simpler than the camp indicated process we have to go through every spring. he will pay for all of his tax cuts and changes because he claims if he is president we will all be enjoying a much higher than expected growth rate in the economy. donald trump today unveiled a tax plan that could cut taxes for millions of americans including the very rich. >> it will be simple, it will be easy, it will be fair. >> reporter: his plan means a couple earning less than 50,000 a year would pay no tax at all. the top business tax would go down to 15% and it would cut deductions and loopholes. >> it reduces or eliminates most of the deductions and loopholes available to special interests and to the very rich, in other words, it's going to cost me a fortune, which is actually true. >> reporter: actually, that's not true, because trump's plan
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would cut the top tax on the very wealthy that's currently almost 40% of income all the way down to just 25%. the other news today, a new poll showing trump essentially tied with that other outsider, retired surgeon ben carson. >> i think it says a lot for the american people because it means that they are not necessarily listening to the pundits, but they are starting to think for themselves. >> reporter: behind trump and carson, marco rubio, carly fiorina and jeb bush. compare that to july and how the numbers have changed and shaken up this race. perhaps that's why trump and rubio are going at it now. last night rubio called trump part of a freak show. >> well, now, senator rubio is a lightweight. we understand that. >> reporter: but trump can always surprise and make you laugh. today this answer when asked why cbs supposedly was so nice last night to sad putin on -- vladimir putin on "60 minutes."
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>> why is he haar on me -- harder on me than putin? because putin is a nicer person than i am. >> today is actually his third major policy proposal. he has offered proposals before on immigration and guns and today taxes. also although trump still maintains a lead in this new poll, he is not nearly as far out in front as he has been in other polls recently. david and liz. >> thank you, dave. he's going to jail for helping two convicts break free -- she is going to jail for helping two convicts break free. hear from joyce mitchell. we will tell you what nasa is saying about mars that has the science community all abuzz today with talk of life on another planet. >> yes, it does, has us abuzz. i'm meteorologist lee goldberg. not too bad out here, warm, humid, not too much rain, but this pattern is going to do an absolute 180. wait until you hear about the seven-day accuweather forecast. lots of rain in it. go ahead and give you the signal. spotty shower, balmy in the
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it is 4:14 now, take a quick check of the roads on this monday evening and here's a look at the northern state parkway at lakeville road near lake success, traffic seems to be moving along very nicely there. as for the hudson river crossings, five minute delays at the holland tunnel and no issues to reports at the lincoln or george washington bridge. the former prison employee who helped two inmates escape in upstate new york will now spend more than two years behind bars.
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joyce mitchell to between 2 1/3 and seven years in prison. mitchell admitted she smuggled the convicts tools that they used to break out of the clinton correctional facility back in june. the 51-year-old offered a tearful apology in court today. >> if i could take it all back, i would. i can't begin to explain how sorry i am for all of this to the community, to my coworkers, to my family. >> well, mitchell may have to also pay restitution for the cost of that massive manhunt which ended with one prisoner dead and the other recaptured. pope francis is back at the vatican tonight after his whirlwind trip to cuba and the united states. this afternoon mayor de blasio called the pope's time in new york a big success. >> i heard from people all around the city of all faiths how much they appreciated the pope's example and what it meant to them to have him here in the city. >> on the plane ride back pope francis said new exuberant during a wide ranging
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the pope defended the fact that he con sold -- rather, counseled them over the sex abuse scandal but for the first time he said those who covered up the abuses are guilty of wrongdoing. among the dozens of children that the pope blessed during his trip was republican presidential candidate rick santorum's daughter -- he carried bella up in his arms, kissed her, blessed her, tears of joy all blessings of this holy and precious father. there were so many memorable moments from the papal visit. for me right here, this one gets me going, who could forget the 14-year-old bobby hill singing acappella in front of the pope. he was chosen to perform just five minutes before he needed to take the stage and he just knocked it out of the park.
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the pope meeting a mini pope of sorts. >> i love that. >> it's great. >> and the smile. >> yeah. >> look at that smile. >> that -- there's a lot of smiles involved with this trip. >> there really were. so many people were so happy on friday as they were gathering outside of our studios. it was awesome to see. >> david, firsthand, you were fantastic in east harlem outside of the school. >> great event. >> that was really to me one of the great moments when he got the technology lesson from the student and the environmental >> i love it. you double click it. >> you got to drag. no, no, no, not that one. was really great. >> it was awesome seeing her face kind of like get really wide as she looked at the pope it was just fantastic. >> great to see. >> yeah, it was exciting. now we get back to business here and liz was 90 cents enough to raz -- liz was nice enough to raz me when she got
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work today. i am. we have a total pattern change today for the year we are down 8 inches of rainfall, we are going to make up a good chunk of that, maybe not all of it but could we get half of that as we go through the week? not out of the question. we go outside and look at a beautiful view of the meadow. this is actually the sunniest part of the day so far and it's warm and humid out there and still feels summery as we try degrees. we are in the upper 70s right now with a light wind, in the low to mid-70s on long island. we had a couple of sprinkles over parts of nassau county into new york city, connecticut and westchester as well, 76 in andover, new jersey, 78 in newark. so warmest part of the day and it's been a while since we have had the dew points in the 60s and that's why it feels warmer, rather humid out there. partly cloudy during the early evening and clouds are likely to thicken up again. don't be surprised to have a shower even tomorrow morning. i don't think we are talking about heavy rain but i would start holding the umbrella and make it a staple of your wardrobe over the next five to seven days. shower anytime tomorrow but
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more run at that 80-degree mark. you can see a couple of sprinkles near trenton right now and also a few that went through new york city that are now over northern westchester going into jefferson valley and then a couple near brewster and carmel and up into northernmost fairfield county. what's happening is that great looking high which gave us extended dry weather and sunshine pulled offshore and now the wind flow is coming off the atlantic and the humidities start to increase and we are going to start to get exposed to all this mess to our west. a pretty good front there and that's going to scoop up the atlantic moisture. that will be our fist soaking -- first soaking and that comes in tomorrow night through wednesday. the front stalls over us and then all types of moisture sources, whether it's the gulf of mexico or tropical depression 11 due to become tropical storm joaquin. good chance of that later today and if that moisture starts getting involved, then we have several chances at soakings and in the worst case scenario that tropical depression or tropical storm makes a run at the east coast. we have to watch that later in the week. tomorrow 81 degrees.
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it's more clouds than sun but also some sunny breaks, warm and humid and low 80s. have the umbrella for a scattered shower. then watch that area of lower part of your screen over the virginias, watch how that rides the front and goes right on top of us tuesday night into at least wednesday morning, may linger into part of the afternoon but a rare soaking and that's going to be a tough wednesday morning commute and then there are several rounds of rain that will occur after that. so tonight a lot of clouds around after we get to the partly cloudy evening, it's warm, muggy, there's a spotty shower around that could last into the day tomorrow. plenty of clouds but also a sunny break and like today we make a run at that 80-degree mark. considerable clouds, rain that becomes heavy tomorrow night into wednesday morning, worried about ponding on area roadways and coming up at 4:30, when we get the gulf moisture and tropical depression potentially into the mix, are we going to have to deal with this rain into the weekend? this could be the longest damp stretch, guys, in many months. i'll explain that in our next half hour. meanwhile enjoy what you have here which is warmth, mugginess and still summery but not for long.
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>> we need the water. >> guess we need to wave goodbye to summer officially, to summer weather. >> back to work. >> thanks. a discovery on mars is now raising hope in the search for life on the planet. nasa says it has found evidence of water on mars, something scientists have been talking about for months. scientists have been monitoring mysterious streaks on the red planet slopes during different seasons and using data from the mars reconnaissance orbiter, they were able to detect signs of liquid water in the summer, which is key to life. >> very exciting. >> phenomenal. >> yes. mta bus driver arrested for drunk driving but he says that is not the whole story. what he says really happened. it's an eyewitness news exclusive. up next, a bizarre scene in florida. police called in to help catch
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well, at this weekend's opening of the new york film festival, the world trade centers of old returned in the new movie the walk, the $24 of the 1970s -- the twin towers are front and center and it is already gaining buzz in hollywood. entertainment reporter sandy kenyon has the story. >> now it starts. >> reporter: the walk by one man between these twin towers was the perfect way to begin the new york film festival, so
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says the man in charge of the event. >> we have a wint zen -- quintessential story. that's a great thing. >> reporter: joseph gordon- levitt plays frenchman philippe petite who snuck up in 1974 for a moment of glory. >> in many ways a love letter to new york city and to the two towers of the world trade center. >> reporter: also a way to remember all that was lost decades later on 9/11. >> when you're grieving over a lost loved one, you don't only focus on their death, you celebrate their life and that's towers. >> reporter: for movies like the walk, the new york film festival is being called a launching pad, a springboard right into the oscar conversation. it's a conversation that almost surely will include steve jobs and two time oscar winner cate
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blanchette as carol, a lesbian in the 1950s. the hopes of tom hanks rests steven spielberg. safe. >> reporter: prestige pictures and passion projects will all compete for our attention at >> show me. >> reporter: that's don cheadle as miles davis in miles ahead, a movie he also directed which closes the festival sponsored in part by abc7. for more on the new york film festival check out the special page at our website, dave, liz. >> that's a lot of movies there that i want to see. >> a lot of movies. >> great movies. saw carol this afternoon with cate blanchette and it was terrific. >> can't wait to hear your review about that too. check out this next story, about a monkey in florida. somehow a monkey escaped from
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the next thing you know the sanford police department getting 911 calls of a monkey hanging out on a mailbox and then on a car. when police arrived the monkey moved onto that traffic sign, just kind of like chilling, walking down the street, then worked its way on top of a police car, capturing the monkey, no easy task, though, but an officer somehow distracted it with a bottle of water until the owner arrived. >> or just another day in florida. >> or just another day in florida. >> i feel sorry for the officer. he is accused of driving an mta bus drunk but he says that's not the case. up next, what that driver says really happened. it's an eyewitness news exclusive. and the george washington bridge looking pretty good right now this afternoon, but we are going to tell you about
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now new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news. it's 4:30 and all new this half hour an mta bus driver
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we will tell you what he says really happened. he tells the story only to eyewitness news. plus, caught on camera, a huge fire as a man pumps gas and it all started with a spider. and it is shattering sales records, but is the latest iphone for you? we have the consumer report's review. we are going to begin with that mta bus driver charged with taking a city bus on a drunken joyride on long island. >> alexander copeland's blood alcohol level was allegedly more than twice the legal limit when police say he drove erratically on the northern state parkway. now he's telling his story for the first time to long island reporter kristin thorne. she is outside the courthouse in hempstead with the exclusive interview. kristin. >> reporter: well, liz, alexander copeland tells me he doesn't remember anything that happened that day. he says while he was at the bus depot in queens, he fell, hit his head and he doesn't remember anything before or after that. eyewitness news was the only station there as he went before
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morning on aggravated dwi charges. copeland's attorney says they have statement from two doctors that copeland did suffer a concussion that day. it was sunday, september 13th when police say copeland took a bus from the mta depot in queens and drove drunk on the northern state parkway. drivers called 911 to report seeing this mta bus swerving erratically around exit 32 when troopers pulled over coped land -- copeland, they say he had a blood alcohol content of .20, nearly two times the legal limit. copeland tells me he didn't drink that day, doesn't remember leaving his home in suffolk county and going to the depot on the day he wasn't was. >> i was told i showed up at work, was told it was a different day but there was two runs available, i was going to be given the first one but somebody else took that run, so i was going to get the second run so i was waiting for my time to do the second run which was when during that time when
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>> we are very grateful, he is and his wife is, very grateful this happened without incident, without loss of life, without any accidents. >> reporter: well, yeah, a judge here today suspended copeland's license. he has been suspended from the mta without pay. coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00, what copeland said when i asked him point blank had he been drinking that day. we are live in hempstead, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. new york city police touting a big heroin bust in the bronx. investigators approached an suv near jerome park in the marble hills section after searching it, they found 22 brick shaped blocks of heroin in a concealed compartment. officers arrested ramon revas. he also searched his home in yonkers and found 44 more pounds of heroin. big headaches -- starting at 9:00 p.m. the new york bound lanes on the lower level will be shut down until 5:00 in the morning. the closure will continue every
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night through thursday. on friday they will be closed from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on saturday. crews will be working to remove temporary construction platforms used to i object stall the -- install the deck on the upper level. similar closures are expected until mid-october. mayor de blasio announced his plan to pre convenient homeless -- prevent homelessness in new york. funding for free legal services for tenants facing eviction. the mayor says eviction is one of the leading causes for homelessness for families with children which make up roughly 2/3 of the city's shelter population. >> our answer to that is in part to stop homelessness before it starts to address the problem at the front end, to reach people before they get too far down that spiral. >> well, funding for the city's antieviction legal services program will reach more than $60 million by 2017. new numbers showing crime
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is down across connecticut. the fbi data reveals that violent crimes dropped nearly 10% in 2014. governor dannel malloy says it's nearly a 50-year low. murders dropped 5% and grapes were down 12%. the governor credited the work of police officers, criminal justice, policy reforms and efforts against drug addiction. well, rutgers university now unplugged as hackers target the school's computers, blocking internet connectivity and wi-fi access to the university's three campuses. it's believed the outage created more of a nuisance than a threat to personal information. on facebook rutgers says technical support is working to resolve the issue. pope francis back at the vatican after his historic trip to the u.s. and philadelphia's mayor not holding back about coverage. mayor michael nutter scolded reporters using an expletive while saying security measures may have scared people away weekend.
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number of aspects of this was detrimental to the mind-set of many philadelphians and others. i think that in some instances you all squared the [ bleep ] out of -- scared the [ bleep ] out of people with some of the stories. >> nutter later apologized for the remark and called the event a success. they don't know exactly how many people attended but he acknowledged previously stated estimates of 1 1/2 million people was based on a turnout for a previous event. the parents from georgia who were drugged and attacked by their sons are explaining why they forgive their sons. in an exclusive interview on "good morning america" yvonne and zachary irvin says they are still healing mentally and physically from the injuries that they suffered at the hands of their sons, 22-year-old christopher and 17-year-old cameron. the couple says they cannot understand why their boys would want to harm them. zachary said he believes their sons had one bad moment. >> attack you as they did at
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>> there's people who are incarcerated now that have had one bad day, you know and that's why i keep saying it's one bad moment. by no means am i discounting what has happened. >> the sons are now charged with aggravated assault and arson. the transportation department may be expanding the recall related to takata air bags. safety regulators sent letters to seven automakers seeking information on which models have takata made air bag inflaters. the inflaters can explode with too much force sending metal and shrapnel into the air. worldwide at least eight people have died and hundreds have been injured because of the problem. and still to come on eyewitness news first at 4:00, the new attempt to stop cyber scalpers so real fans can get their hands on event tickets. and in medical news, why searchers -- researchers say some breast cancer patients can skip chemo.
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scalpers, they use a computer program that buys up all of the popular concert tickets around new york and then sell them on other websites at ridiculous prices. schumer used the billy joel concert as an example. >> performers hate it because they want their fans to be able to see them at a price that the fans can afford. i spoke to billy joel this weekend. he's in support of the legislation we are introducing. >> well, schumer's legislation calls the websites to be shut down, they would also be fined millions of dollars. a new study finds many women with early stage breast cancer may be able to skim chemotherapy. the study punished in the new england journal of medicine found a gene activity test can accurately identify women whose cancer will respond just as well to hormone therapy. experts say women who skip chemo based on the gene test
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have less than 1% chance of the cancer recurring. athletes in up to five new sports may be competing in the 2020 olympics. the host city tokyo recommend that the international olympic committee include baseball and softball, karate, surfing, skateboarding and climbing in the summer games. bowling, squash and the chinese art rushu unfortunately didn't make the cut this time around. the ioc will make a final decision next august. >> surfing will be awesome. >> yes. >> can't wait to see it. >> supercool. caught on camera, fire gas. the big mistake he made when he said he saw a spider. and a little boy who is inspiring people to get fit and healthy. the trend is up next. how beautiful is that? enjoy the temperatures because it's not going to last. meteorologist lee goldberg with
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police are telling us a child has fallen out of a window in the bronx. this happened along the 183rd street in the morris heights section. police were called to the scene around 3:30. we do not know the child's age or exactly what happened. we have eyewitness news jim dolan at the scene just arrived there and we will check in with him on eyewitness news at 5:00 when we have a chance to get more information to you as soon as possible. in michigan a man's fear of
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spiders -- [ audio difficulty ] it was all caught on camera. you can see what he did right there. the man was filling up his car with gas when he spotted the spider near his gas tank. he decided he wanted to burn the insect with a light, which then, as you can see, ignited the gas. somehow he escaped serious injury. thankfully as you can see right there the fire was put out quickly. employees at the gas station glad no one was hurt but they are astonished at the situation. >> he was sorry. he was -- he apologized. he was soar, he didn't -- sorry, he didn't know and it's just one of them things that happen, stupidity. that's all i would call it. pure stupidity. do you know gas go boom? [ laughter ] >> okay., that might be one of the greatest sound bytes we have heard all day, stupidity. the employees quickly turned off the fuel to the pump and called the fire department. the flames were contained to one pump. embrace the spider, just embrace the spiders.
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charles darwin awards? going to the people who are the dumbest people out of there. getting rid of the ones that aren't making the grade. the guy is making a case for himself right there. >> a real fear of spider. can we say how awesome the supermoon eclipse was? >> got holes in the overcast and it's amazing. >> amazing. >> the superred moon. that won't happen again until 2033. outside we go where we have sunshine out there, a little bit of haze. you can see -- almost see the humidity in this picture. little bit of haze over midtown, it's humid out there, 78 degrees, partly sunny skies, southeast wind very light right now. september rainfall running nearly two itches above -- inches above afternoon -- inches above average. when you look at the last time we had five straight days with measurable precipitation, you have to back to late december leading up to christmas last
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that here over the next five to seven days. our temperatures are nice and warm right now, we had a couple sprinkles that came through earlier, rain is to the west right now, this seems to be holding together as it might reach the poconos over the next hour or so. there's a spotty shower threat overnight but what happens is now that we don't have that protection of high pressure, we have exposure to everything going on to our south here. that includes disturbance, low pressure over the gulf of mexico, unlikely to become a tropical system. then you have tropical depression 11, this could become juan joaquin during the evening hours. we would be in that cone, becomes more of a post tropical storm as we go into late week but now actually looks like the new advisory was just factored into this graphic and it looks like the weather service now, the hurricane center has a tropical storm off our shore as we go into saturday afternoon, so this is a new development with this, just in the last few
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minutes as the new advisory came in and it looks like it's still tropical depression 11 but forecast to become joaquin anytime soon. that's a concern over the upcoming weekend. planner this evening, 70, some patchy clouds, humid, red sox, yankees are fine in the bronx. weather wheel through tomorrow showing clouds, a little bit of sun and also an occasional shower at times, not a washout, still warm and humid around 80 and then later tomorrow night in. watch this futurecast. have the umbrella tomorrow just for a passing shower, a lot of time it's fine, you might need the sunglasses because we are around 80 degrees with breaks of sun. but that could spark a couple of showers. look at the heavy rain that moves in tomorrow night, especially into wednesday morning, still some lingering rains in the afternoon hours. and look at what the futurecast rainfall amounts. heaviest north and west could be few inches, lighter amounts to the coast and then that potential for heavy rainfall late week into the weekend and tropical depression 11 become joaquin and make a close pass
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looks a lot different than any seven day we have had over the past month or two. you see showers today but also a break of sun, 81 and then goodbye 80s, hello 70s, soaking on wednesday, still damp on thursday, more rain possible on friday, 60s, and then we have to -- then we may have to watch weekend. a lot on our plates. >> you're making up for friday. >> yes, i am. >> got a pass and now working. payback. in the social media numbers -- and the social media numbers are in on the pope's visit. the u.s. trip, it drew 32 million people to facebook to make 100 million posts, comments and likes. it also led to 4.6 million tweets with the conversation online peaking during the pope's speech to congress on thursday. a lot of people still talking about that. they are also talking about a very inspiring young man, a jamaican boy training for his awesome workout videos.
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this guy is not fooling around and his following is spreading like wildfire. >> if you want to be muscle, you have to work out, you have to be up, cool down, look, strength, strength, no weakness. no weakness. all muscle. >> is this your new trainer? >> honestly. >> marlon smith's motto, no weakness. if this guy can't get you back to the gym, nothing will. isn't that great? meanwhile, genius come up with a way to get a dog to sit still for a selfie. the pooch selfie is for lee. it's an attachment for your cell phone that lets you clip on a tennis ball. it works like a chime. the ball stares at the tennis ball waiting for the game to begin and then you click on. if you really want to see the real superheroes, look no further than the mets.
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the rookies in the superhero underroos wore them home from cincinnati. >> i feel like i shouldn't be looking at this video. feels like it may be inappropriate. video that may be frightening to you. i want you to get relaxed. a ferocious lion in the wild staking its claim over the territory. check it out. >> wait, you got -- the poor thing, the lion roaring is not an easy thing to do and this for some reason trending like crazy. >> sounds like it has a fur ball. >> any minute it's going to come out. you've got to start from the belly. that's my advice. as always check on the -- check out the trend online at i like how handy our director is. belief me -- believe me that's
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going to be a roaring lion pretty soon. >> at some point. coming up next on eyewitness news first at 4:00, the reviews are in, the iphone 6, is it worth the upgrade? consumer reports weighs in. this is a live look at the scene at 183rd street in the bronx where police say a child has fallen out of a window of a home. this is all happening in the morris heights section. we are going to check i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world.
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well, it is a record breaker, apple says in just three days since its latest iphone launch it has sold more than 13 million phones. that tops last year's early sales. >> why do we need to have it?
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but it is the latest phone worth -- the question is, is it worth the upgrade? lori stokes has consumer report ereview. >> started its testing of the new iphone 6s and the larger 6s+. photo experts tested the upgraded 12 megapixel camera and compared it to previous models. >> the upgraded still camera is only slightly improved over the iphone 6. you probably won't notice the four meg publicationless. >> publicationless -- megapixels. >> reporter: but you may notice the large size on apple new -- three times more space than just still photos, but the sizes may vary depending upon your subject. selfie camera testers found that the upgraded five megapixel selfie camera has a wider angle lens and works better in low light. that's because the new retina flash uses the phone's screen to light up your face.
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apple says is the strongest cover glass used on any smartphone in the world. to check if that makes it more scratch resistant, consumer reports put it through an abrasion test. they found it was no better at resisting scratches than the iphone 6. >> if you have an iphone 4 or 5, you might consider upgrading to the 6s, you will appreciate the higher quality camera and some of the new features but if you already have an iphone 6 you won't see such a big difference and you might want to save your money for the next version that apple is bound to roll out next year. >> reporter: lori stokes, channel 7 eyewitness news. still more news ahead including more on that child that fell out of a window of a home in the bronx. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 begins right now. >> now new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness
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tonight >> reporter: the baby has died, medical examiner is on his way here and a lot of police, an active crime scene here, it is not exactly clear. certain police are not giving a lot of details about what they know and what they don't know but we know that a newborn baby has died and they are trying to figure out exactly what the circumstances were that led to that. now, reporting live from the west fordham section of the bronx, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> so tragic. now to a developing story, we learned this afternoon there are more cases of legionnaire's disease in the bronx. >> seven cases at different locations, this is in the morris park section and right now it appears to be separate from the other outbreak in the bronx over last summer. >> eyewitness news reporter sandra bookman joins us with the search to figure out where it's coming from this time. sandra. >> reporter: that is of course
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