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. this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. >> developing at 6 a.m., one person has died. three others were hurt after a gas blast in brooklyn. this morning police are investigating the cause of the explosion. >> also breaking on long island, a huge police presence right now after an incident at a bar in suffolk county. we'll tell you what we know so far. >> also breaking in queens, police are searching for a driver who hit a man and then took off leaving him to die in the street. we have the latest. >> good morning everyone. you're looking live at lower manhattan from our cameras over in brooklyn. always on the job for us on
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thanks for joining us this october 4th. good morning, i'm toni yates. i'm in for rob nelson this weekend. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth. what you got going on today? what's up? >> sleep. >> i feel that. meteorologist amy freeze is here with a first look at this morning's weather. how's the marathon training going? >> good. probably do another 20 miles today for training. the headliner actually at my house is will is turning 7. >> oh, happy birthday will. >> oh, thank heaven will is 7. >> there you go. anyway, as we get started this morning, it's going to be another day where we have windy conditions, maybes a few clouds coming and going. as we get started this morning we're going to look for the temperatures to climb. gusts right now up to 30 miles an hour are still happening in queens.
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showing today there will be gusts above 20. we could have that persistent wind of 10 to 20 miles per hour through the afternoon. temperatures in the 40s north and west. down the shore 54 for belmont, 55 in islip. no rain. maybe some clouds coming and going. the chance you have for sun breaks today and we don't see any rain in the forecast, nothing really north of the mason-dixon line. coastal flooding, beach erosion does continue because of the strong winds. the day planner for today breezy and cloudy, 54. cole talk more about the -- we're talking more about the weather forecast going into the weekend. thank you very much, and this morning brooklyn borough
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out a proposal of new gas safety measures. eyewitness news reporter cefaan kim is live. >> reporter: firefighters have been here on the scene all night. moments ago we saw them dousing that building with water. you can take a look at what we're seeing. that debris is still littered across the sidewalk. we could smell this fire from several blocks away. it took more than 100 firefighters to get this blaze under control. it was around 1 p.m. yesterday when that blast sent that debris flying into the street, ripping off the facade of that building. investigators say this may have been caused by a tenant attempting to swap out a stove before moving. that blast killed a 60-year-old woman in the stairwell. it also injured a 34-year-old father along with his 9-year- old son and a 27-year-old man. they were all walking on the sidewalk coming home from synagogue. we spoke with a co-worker of those men last night. he said he is pilling for their quick recovery.
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>> they always have a smile on their face. i hope they're okay. they can get back to work and keep smiling at people here. >> reporter: all three of them are expected to be okay. they were taken to methodist hospital where they are recovering. governor andrew cuomo issued a statement calling this the latest trend and this is the fourth explosion in the city since march of 2014. in borough park, cefaan kim channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. breaking news, police are investigating an incident that happened at a bar in suffolk county. video of the scene shows investigators outside of a rocky point ale house. a fight started inside the bar, spilled out on to the street. details of the sentence are not known right now. we do know there is a large police presence on the scene. also breaking police in queens are looking for a driver in a
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deadly hit and run. it happened just after 1:00 this morning in college point. the man was hit by the driver of a dark colored suv while he was crossing the northbound lanes of college point boulevard. the driver just took off. the victim died at the hospital. we're following more breaking news on staten island where police are searching for a killer after two men were shot dead. investigators say the victims are brothers. they were shot near targe street about three hours ago. the victims were taken to different hospitals where they both have died. we have a crew headed to the scene, and we'll bring you more details as we learn them. in queens, a bus slammed into a house after hitting three cars. the mta says the bus first hit a car that was traveling the opposite direction, then was forced off the road into two parked cars and finally the home, it happened yesterday at
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12 people were hurt including the driver. what caused the initial crash is under investigation. we are learning even more this morning about in the oregon community college massacre. police now say chris harper mercer shot himself as police arrived. investigators have not yet released a motive but they are looking into witness accounts that mercer asked victims about their religion before he shot them. his stunned father told cnn that having guns goes against his beliefs. >> i had no idea he had any guns. i have no idea that he had any guns whatsoever, and i'm a great believer that you don't buy guns, don't buy guns, you don't buy guns. >> nine people were killed in thursday's shooting. they ranged in age from 18 to 67 years old. nine people were wounded. police have released the
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in that boat accident in jamaica bay. 42-year-old ricardo meija of flat bush and 50-year-old crown heights resident joel ortiz died when their boat capsized. three others have been released from the hospital. family members told police the men were bass fishing in the storm. we have new details this morning in a homicide investigation on long island. police identified the victim as 42-year-old trisha odierna. authorities are now looking for her husband paul lightgeb. he has not been seen since his wife's body was discovered inside their house on lake grove on thursday. police have not released the cause of death but are investigating as a homicide. police have arrested a woman in the bronx. she's accused of punching a child because she didn't like his manners.
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investigators took 47-year-old jaw tia richards into custody yesterday. she hit the 10-year-old several times. the boy says richard scolded him for not saying thank you before that attack happened. prosecutors charged her with assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and menacing. >> so many stories coming out of that. initially witnesses had said that he told her to mind her business when he asked him to get something from behind the counter, a bag or something. >> no audio. >> exactly. >> on the tape so we don't know. >> coming up on eyewitness news sunday morning, a new development about the cargo ship that disappeared. this morning the ship and the 33 people on board are still missing. >> and meteorologist amy freeze returns with the accuweather forecast. that's what i'm talking about.
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the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place. is folgers in your cup . hurricane joaquin remains strong. it is moving as a category 4 as it heads towards bermuda. there are multiple deaths connected to the heavy rain and flooding with joaquin. authorities have not released an official death toll yet. a small new development about that missing cargo ship we've been telling you about. it disappeared near the bahamas as the storm hit.
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ring from el faro but the ship itself and the people aboard are still missing. >> you look at that ship and see how big it is. >> huge. >> wow. streets are flooded in south carolina, and the rain doesn't look to be letting up anytime soon. that area expected to see heavy rain through tomorrow. so much so the president declared a state of emergency in south carolina yesterday ordering federal aid for the areas hit hardest by the storm. several roads in charleston are flooded out, and leaders there are worried that the rising waters will only get worse. >> what is that water maybe 8 inches deep and somebody's out there in a kayak. it's like don't do that. there's traffic in the road too. she's paddling behind a truck. >> it's gross. >> come on. >> it is gross on top of everything else. the data shows they've had a foot of rain in some areas. >> in the charleston area. >> yes. so they'll continue to see the rain moving in there today.
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line is where we have problems with rain water causing flooding. for us to the north it's been mainly the high surf, the waves at high tide. >> in south carolina, that charleston area is low country. it's low lying areas. >> that's the problem there. the good news is the hurricane is well out to sea. we could be tracking that and leftovers of that instead. we'll put up with what the other storm is grabbing from it which is moisture: for us it's going to turn out to be a decent day. i don't think it's the best but it's definitely not the worst it could be. >> i like it. >> if you would've told us we were getting this on tuesday we know what to do. cloudy is what we're going to go with today and temperatures back into the low 60s. it will take time for the temperatures to go up. the winds are with us until at least tuesday. outside right now you're going visibility is good. we're drying out a little bit, and that trend continues for today. the further north you are the better chance you're going to
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get to see some sunshine. we might get a little glimpse of it. clouds will be around most of the day. winds northeast 10 to 20 miles an hour. 64% humidity and pressure's on the rise. rough surf, beach erosion continues until monday. we have minor coastal flooding and high tides continuing at the jersey shore. those water levels will still be high. hurricane joaquin out in the atlantic. morning lows 40s and 50s pretty much across the board. coldest spot 45. and the winds still continuing mainly south of the area. they're coming out of the northeast. here's the 48 hour rain totals, an inch and a half for central park. 2 inches for west hampton. belmar getting 2 inches. parts of new jersey pushing an inch and a half. those are the areas where we got the highest amounts of rainfall. there are still light rain showers happening well north and west of the city into the northern counties, but we've stopped the rain down south and
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what could happen with the rough surf. the coastal flood advisory goes until 4:00 today. there is still a coastal advisory for parts of long island and a rough surf advisory on the fork. any boating or getting in the water is not a good idea here while we've got this surf up so high. we'll continue to see that until tuesday. here's what it's doing. it's providing the rain and getting that flow of energy and moisture to the carolinas, and that's where we'll see the main trouble from this point really until tuesday as well. there's the hurricane, joaquin will continue to push off to the north and east affecting the bahamas and making its way as a category 3 storm weakening by monday into tuesday to a category 1. as far as tracking the storm, we don't have any threat whatsoever as far as the storm coming close to us. the energy of the storm over the ocean could potentially give us a little bit of high
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looking at in the coming days, is hundreds and hundreds of miles offshore. cloudy and breezy today, 62. the wind is still around but 65 and a breezy blend of sunshine and clouds throughout the day. it's going to be much better, i think, once we get into tomorrow, not only will we see the sunshine, but we'll also see these winds settle down. 62 with breezy conditions under cloudy skies, you're still going to need that extra layer and still feel the chill from time to time. going back to 52 for the overnight low and the accuweather seven-day forecast calling for temperatures returning to the 70s by tuesday. that's when it's going to settle in to a very nice early october weather pattern, our first full week of october. we're looking at low 70s until we get to thursday. it's 67 degrees, 68 on friday. still a very nice october feel to the atmosphere, and not nearly as breezy. you can really take the temperatures in the upper 60s this time of year if you don't have the winds to match. it's still going to make you feel uncomfortable. >> it's kind of chilly out this
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morning too. >> exactly. you've got to have the jacket yesterday. i was bundled up. >> yes, i know. no good. you're right, tuesday if we knew this was going to be like this today we would have said. >> giddy. >> yeah, we'll take it. >> straight ahead on eyewitness news this sunday morning, how an army of mother's in chicago have come up with mom this is hugely important. is there anywhere in your house i can get a good signal? anyway, you were saying. it's a tragic love story. i love tragedy. what is that noise? what? i'm on set. what movie? i'm shooting a movie about laundry. leave slow internet behind. a movie about laundry? yeah the 100% fiber optics network gives you the fastest wi-fi available when you need it the most.
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hley. >> abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. four california high school students are facing charges after police say they were planning a shooting at their school. the suspects were arrested friday and charged with conspiracy. investigators say administrators at a northern california high school contacted police last week
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threats against students and faculty members by name. a fourth student was also connected to the plot. police say they had a detailed plan, including the names of their intended victims. a group of mother's in chicago is hoping to end gun violence by bringing neighborhoods together. the group is doing it with food. they call themselves mask which stands for mother's against senseless killings. they sit up in neighborhoods that have had recent violence and they cook meals. once people start gathering, the women who organize the event can take time to talk to the community. >> while you come down, you eat my hot dogs and hamburgers or drink my hot chocolate. we can talk about how we can fix this together. >> all of us out here is out here for the same reason. >> and what is that? >> to take back our neighborhood. >> the group also does daily patrols called moms on patrol. the founder says the last
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treatment from the group went five weeks without a shooting. an iconic star wars costume has a new owner who is willing to shell out some cash. the so-called gold bikini worn by princess leia sold for $95,000 at an auction. it was also sold with a letter of authenticity from the film's costume designer. star wars mania is hyped up around the world ahead of the next installment which premiers in december. >> if they have a line outside of a theater, i will be in it. >> right? >> of course. >> i lined up for the first one. >> did you really?
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his final start of the regular season. struck out 11 in 6 solid innings. the bullpen would give up a run. deep in the 7th for the solo homer. 2-0 nats. a completely insurmountable deficit because scherzer was unstoppable and unhittable. he struck out 17 mets. in the 9th, the mets final chance, curtis granderson pops out to end it. 2-0, scherzer is the first since nolan ryan in 1973 to throw two no hitters in one season. earlier in the day was game 1 of the day night doubleheader. pitched 7 innings and struck out 10 nationals batters. clint robinson taking them deep for the solo home run. it's 1-0 nationals. juan lagares singles in lucas duda but the bullpen could not hold it. bryce harper, 2-run home run
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off addison reed. the mets take a tough loss in game one. with that and last night's defeat that's five straight losses for new york. it was a scary moment for mets legend rusty stau who reportedly had a heart attack on thursday while on a flight prompting the plane to return from where it took off. the team released a statement saying the 71-year-old is resting comfortably after experiencing a medical emergency. stau played 23 seasons in the majors with the mets and four other teams. all the yankees had to do yesterday is win a game and tuesday's wild card was theirs. they had two chances to get it done. yankees orioles meeting in game 2. nolan reimold, the letoff homer 1-0 like that.
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he left off in game 1. 3 1 now. the yankees battled back. in the 5th the rbi double. would later tie it. game. dylan batans was on the mound that allows the go-ahead run to score and that will do it, 4-3 the yankees fall. the day began hours before at a soggy camden yards the manny machado quite active in this one as well. 2 for 5 with three rbis. center. now it's 6-0 baltimore. the yanks would cut the lead to 5. the orioles had an answer. a pair of runs score there. 9-2. the yankees swept in their doubleheader as well. they've now lost 5 of 6. and sports. we're back again with you later tonight at 6. >> much more ahead on
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morning including a live look at today's top stories >> i'm cefaan kim, coming up after the break we'll bring you a live update with the very latest on that deadly explosion in borough park >> thank you. also ahead, dozens of high school students injured after a concrete awning collapsed on top of them. >> a priest comes out of the closet at the vatican and announces that he is gay. how the vatican responded just ahead >> i'm meteorologist amy freeze with the accuweather forecast. gotham looking good. we can see the empire state building and 1 world trade. if you're looking at a rating of the day, 1 being not ideal and 10 being the best it can
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welcome back to eyewitness news on this sunday morning, october 4th. great to have you with us as we look at a nice, clear shot of the city right across central park. >> and we hope to be counting very few clouds today. >> yes maybe a little overcast here or there but no nor'easter. >> all of that out of there. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. >> thanks for being with us. >> i'm toni yates in for rob nelson. i was glad to have you guys here. you're always talking to us on social media, which is excellent. >> we like it. we like to hear your salty remarks. >> meteorologist amy freeze is here with a look at the weather. what's going on? >> good morning to the both of you. we have a little wind leftover. that's about all we get from the end of these storms, and the breeze is going to be with us through tuesday, so with the cooler temperatures that we've seen with the wind, you will feel the changes first week of october we'll sort of transition back to warmer weather. it's been below average the
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last couple of days. 54 degrees in central park. clouds will come and go throughout the day. mainly cloudy from the south. 21 miles an hour wind gust in central park in the last hour, up to 31 for belmar. we'll continue gusty winds. top speeds were 41, 42 miles an hour at the official reporting stations. right now we've got low 50s to the northern counties. 9 in carmel. 48 for andover and then temperatures are in the low to mid-50s through central new jersey. islip currently at 55. a few stray showers in the northern counties, a sprinkle at best. that's about all that's left. no rain down to the south. instead it's just wind and high tide that creates the coastal flood advisory until 4:00. then we're watching carefully what happens until 6 p.m. for parts of long island there's a rough surf advisory that goes out to the fork. putting up with the winds that's mainly the story here. we are rain-free today as we go through the afternoon. here's the planning forecast. temperatures will be in the
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upper 50s by noon, a high of 62 degrees in new york city. i'll have the full accuweather seven-day forecast soon. >> thank you so much amy. brooklyn borough president will lay out new gas safety measures following that deadly explosion that killed one woman and injured three others. cefaan kim is live in borough park with the latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, and let me just take a step out of the way because there is quite a bit of activity here going on. as you can imagine there is a heavy nypd and oem presence. dozens of firefighters still here on the scene, been here all night. moments ago they were spraying water on to that building. it took more than 100 firefighters yesterday. by 1:00 this is when it happened. the explosion sent debris flying into the street ripping off the facade of that building. the blast killed a 60-year-old woman in the stairwell who has not been identified.
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father, his 9-year-old son and a 27-year-old man who were walking down the sidewalk coming home from synagogue. the fire commissioner says investigators believe this may have all been caused by tenants doing work in their kitchen. >> they were moving out of the apartment, and were going to take that stove with them, so of course to take a stove with you it entails disconnecting the gas line which leads us preliminarily to look in that direction. >> reporter: governor andrew cuomo issued a statement yesterday calling this the latest in a disturbing trend of incidents and ordered the state department of public service which regulates utility companies to launch an investigation into this latest explosion. this is the fourth explosion in the city, this is march of 2014. meanwhile those three injured people are all expected to be okay. they're recovering now at methodist hospital. in borough park, cefaan kim channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. the commander of u.s. forces in
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afghanistan says the military is opening an investigation into that deadly bombing of a doctors without borders facility in the northern afghan city of can due. the bombing killed 19 people. nearly 40 more people including children were injured. in a statement the military says its forces did conduct an air strike in the vicinity of the hospital targeting insurgents who were firing on u.s. service members advising and assisting afghan security forces. two dozen students became trapped after a truck hit an entreing that collapsed on them at a school in north carolina. the students were preparing for a north carolina high school band competition. that's when a truck hit a support beam that held up the awning. the students were not seriously injured, but they were shaken up. >> i had some kids coming up, you could tell they'd been crying. they were still crying. there were kids from other schools crying, and even though my child wasn't involved, it's
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i was talking to one parent and i said i can't imagine getting a call that your child has been hurt. >> so substantial overhang rather than an entreing. the competition was canceled. many schools scheduled to participate pulled out because of the bad weather. the vatican has fired a priest after he came out as gay. monsignor christoph karazma told reporters in rome he is happy and proud to be a gay priest. the announcement came before an assembly of bishops on family and social issues. he also said he was in love with a man whom he identified as hit boyfriend. a vatican spokesperson said he no longer will be able to carry out his church duties following his announcement. we are seeing video this morning of a chain reaction, a scary one. a car fire chain reaction at jfk airport. one car initially went up in flames at the terminal 4 parking garage. firefighters believe it was high winds that spread the
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flames to seven other vehicles. nobody was hurt in all of this while the cause of the fire is under investigation, authorities say it does not appear to be suspicious. that'd be scary to see. coming up on eyewitness news on a sunday morning, an old abandoned boat turns up out of nowhere causing a potential danger in brooklyn. where did the ghost boat come from and why are neighbors having such a hard time getting rid of it. >> and meteorologist amy freeze okay.
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the folks at sephora at the fashion show. evelyn rocking it. these are all breast cancer survivors, and the doctors out there were using are beautiful words like chronic disease, you know. at this point we have breast cancer if caught early held back at a 98, 99% cure rate if we find it early. that's why it's so important every single month to do those self-breast exams and to get mammograms and to bug our sisters and mommies and friends and go together. >> when i go get my mammogram it's like going to the spa. they have like the waffle thing or the nice robe. >> where do you go? >> i go to st. barnabas in livingston. they give you a little bracelet. they give you a rose. >> really? >> it's a whole thing. it's a cappuccino thing, and the women are like this makes me want to come back. >> you know, no. it's like, next.
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next. >> that's not what yours is like. i'm telling you, they're on to something there. >> that was wonderful. thanks for being so nice out there and so supportive. it was really school. >> i liked the outfits to. >> you need to bundle up this morning. we're back in the 50s to start off this day. it's cloudy outside, and it's the wind. it makes you feel a little chilly. we're going to have that breeze. strong wind gusts at times but a breeze with us through tuesday. >> say something better. >> it's going to be 70 by tuesday. back to you. >> she did it. that was it. >> there you go. good morning, we're going to start off with clouds today. we've got currently temperatures in the low to mid- 50s. there are a few 40s for the overnight lows. generally upper 40s, low 50s is what everybody experienced overnight. we wake up to that, and we get this day underway with the potential to be rain-free and only put up with some breezy conditions. it looks pretty good out there right now.
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we begin with skies just starting to brighten, and the visibility is good across the map. we're not really worried about our temperatures staying too cold today. i think we get back into the 60s, and that's going to make it feel a little better. the wind gusts are still up to 20, 30 miles an hour within the last hour. we're going to be putting up with those windy conditions throughout the day too. you have to mix and balance what you're getting with temperatures and the winds. between those two it will turn out to be a decent day. we're making slow improvements moving towards the 70s by early week. light showers well to the north in the northern counties. those are going to get out here soon. down south we have no rain happening through south jersey. i really think that's the pattern we go with. coastal flood advisory has to do with the high tides and rough surf. own parts of long island we have that threat until 6:00. there's a rough surf advisory that goes until 6:00 on monday.
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we're putting up with the winds, kicking up those waves as that continues our temperatures do climb, but it will be breezy at times. lots of rain down to the south. for us we're just going to get the clouds and wind. as far as hurricane juan continues to go out to sea, a northeasterly track. big damage with this storm for the bahamas. it's fed into the rain that's happening for the carolinas. for us it's well out to sea and high surfs. that's not even a huge threat for us. it will continue until it weakens into a low pressure system and the northern latitudes. 62 degrees today, cloudy and breezy. tomorrow we make it to 65. it's a breezy blend of clouds and sunshine, and then we look at the forecast here of the coming days. cloudy and breezy with 62. we go down again into the 50s tonight, chilly almost with the winds and temperatures in the low 50s, and then we set the stage for us to go back into the low 70s tuesday and wednesday.
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that's right about for where we should be looking at the long-term averages and the climate data. tuesday and wednesday, low 70s. that sounds pretty good. a nice october day on thursday with 67, 68 on friday, and then the potential for some rain early in the weekend next weekend. so that's what you got. the accuweather seven-day forecast at least delivering up a little bit of autumn weather the first week of october. >> the autumnal chill. >> all right. you warm us up amy. like it. before we go to break, let's go out to today's channel 7 community calendar, and i know rob says a lot of wonderful stuff, but i have nothing to say. >> we pretend that other moving is going to play. >> roll that beautiful footage. >> it's the channel 7 community calendar for sunday october 4th. here's what's happening in your community. the rotary club hosts its 45th annual horse show and country fair.
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attractions include pony and hayrides, a country fair and craft market, bounce and slide in the bronx woodland cemetery's 400 acres is known animals. come home your urban mushroom foraging skills in how to search for and enjoy different edible fungi types. crafts people along with great live music, specialty food and family activities. take a farmhouse tour, join a hayride and enjoy a day filled with family fun while pumpkin picking at decker farm at historic richmond town in staten island. it's music, music, music and more at the fall family festival in planting fields on long island. stop by for the sounds and activities for all ables. orchard street in manhattan
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bobbing around and banging into her property. for half a month they've been trying to get the barnacle covered oil leaking eyesore out of there. >> you called the borough president, the council people, you called 9-1-1. >> 311. >> the city. i made so many calls and no one seemed to know what to do. >> when she caught neighborhood kids playing on board the boat yolanda tried to get it towed herself but couldn't afford the $10,000 boat fee. >> what worried you? >> that they could slip or hurt themselves. >> she called us. we couldn't find any markings so we contacted the u.s. coast guard. a crew investigated that day. they couldn't find the owners either and weren't allowed to tow it. >> anybody decides to dessert a boat on your property it's your responsibility. >> what concerned us most was the uncertainty of hurricane joaquin's path and that tug
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boat floating around untethered. while we spent the last 48 hours contacting every city and federal agency to help, the city parks department came through safely schlepping the boat down river dragging it on to dry land to drain, decontaminate and dispose of it. >> the boat is gone, thank you channel 7. so many other people tried to help and they failed, but you came through. >> so the mystery remains where did this ghost boat come from? some of the guys who helped tow it believe it could be a navy boat, maybe an admiral's launch used to carry the admiral from ship to shore. if you've seen it or know what kind of vessel it is we would love to know. you can tell us on our 7 on your side facebook page. >> i think it's haunted. >> you think it's haunted? >> i think it's haunted. >> i love it. >> yolanda what do you make of that? >> when we come back, neighborhood eats.
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>> yes, we begin with a performer. you might remember the first time that you took the stage toni or michelle. >> oh my heavens. >> and this was opening night for shandy star. the thing that kills me is the tights. >> that is 70s. >> i'm wondering what happens. >> i hear donna summer music. shandy star way to go. if you had your raincoat on yesterday, you can lose to today. we are rain free. great to see your picture. joey get your grin on, it's
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biscuits, coffee and doughnuts. all great,. >> and this week's neighborhood eats is the -- the restaurant is located at 140 atlantic in cobble hill brooklyn. >> just love the cheese. >> if you're looking for blue right now our most popular is the caveman -- >> chung park has what they're looking for. >> our ideal customer would be the customer that says -- it's so much fun. it's so much fun to light them when they are actually surprised.
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cheeses that i never would have tasted before, which is wonderful. >> chung grew up in pew gardens and started working as a cheesemonger 25 years ago. he also knows his wine. his restaurant is named wine and cheese because he loves to pair the two. he offers plenty of other items including sandwiches and salads. sometimes it's the focal point. with the fondue he uses contay and swiss gruyere. >> he adds white wine and then bechamel and stirs. once the aromatics have done their job he strains them and then whisks in the cheese. >> the way that they're made makes them melt so beautifully. >> which leads to a gooey experience. >> the action of dipping the bread or the apples in the fondue is fun. it's made for sharing. >> but you might want it all for yourself. >> it's very cozy, yet elegant. they've done a great job with the decor, and it's very
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comfortable. i have a business up the block, so it's very convenient to just stop in for a glass of wine and some cheese. >> chung and his team are so amazing with the knowledge that they have of the cheeses and the wines, so that's pretty great. and then the food is delicious. we're thrilled. >> lauren glassberg channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mmm. >> i feel like i went on a date. >> i know. >> wasn't that a beautiful piece? >> it was gorgeous. the food was like art. gorgeous. >> coming up in the next hour, we are following breaking news on staten island. two brothers have been shot and killed. now police are searching for the gunman. >> and we'll of course have the latest developments on the deadly explosion inside an apartment building in brooklyn. >> can we finally expect a break today from the somewhat soggy brutal weather we have been experiencing.
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this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. 6:59, a deadly blast rocks a brooklyn neighborhood. investigators believe they know what caused an explosion that killed one person and hurt several other people. >> we are following several breaking stories this morning. there is a heavy police presence outside a bar in long island. >> and police is searching for the driver of a deadly hit and run in queens. take a look at building and lower manhattan and some cloud cover on this very relaxing friendly october 4th. you're trying to melt the clouds aren't you? you're trying to get them out of here.
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i was too when it was dark. i'm like you know what, hopefully when the sun comes out we won't see the clouds. >> i know. amy was talking we're like overcast what,. >> good morning i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm toni yates. welcome to the 7:00 hour of eyewitness news sunday morning. glad to have you. >> meteorologist amy freeze taking a look at what we can expect. what we can't expect is more of that nor'easter chomping at us. >> the coastal storm is well out of here and then joaquin well. as much as we want to we are not going to chase the clouds away, at least here in the city and areas south. we may get brighter skies in the upper hudson valley. looks like we'll hold off generally sunny conditions until at least tuesday putting up with the winds and the clouds, but climbing temperatures, indagations are still happening up to 30 -- wind gusts are still happening up to 30, 35 miles an hour across area. right there at the shoreline
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it's even stronger than the numbers showing up. upper 40s, low to mid-50s is how we start the tampa bay. a sprinkle or two -- start the day. a sprinkle or two, what we do is just watch those winds at high tides and what they're doing with the surf. coastal flood advisory remains until 4:00 along the jersey shore. we also have the coastal flood advisory until 6 p.m. and a rough surf advisory for the eastern portions of long island. that goes until monday night. so really the winds putting up with here with the end of the coastal storm. and also what's going to be happening well offshore with hurricane joaquin. it's enough energy in the ocean to make our waves a little higher. that's what we'll be watching for. temperatures in the upper 50s. a high of 62 this afternoon in new york city. i'll have the complete accuweather seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. thank you very much. breaking news right now, police are investigating an incident at a bar in suffolk county. video of the scene shows investigators outside the rocky
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point ale house overnight. witnesses say a fight started inside the bar and spilled out on to the streets. the details of the incident we don't know at this point. we did know there's a large police presence still on the scene this morning. arrested. we're also following breaking news on staten island where police are searching for a killer after two men were shot dead. this video just in to eyewitness news shows police on the scene in fox hills. investigators say the victims who are 27 and 28 years old are brothers. they were shot near targe street and slanderbill avenue before 3:00 this morning. the brothers were taken to different hospitals where they both died. crews are still on the scene of an explosion in brooklyn this morning still putting out hot spots in a gas fire. one person was killed, several others were hurt yesterday when flames, smoke and debris flew out of a borough park apartment building.
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kim is live at the scene with the latest information. >> reporter: good morning michelle. take a look at what we're seeing now. moments ago inspectors from con edison and the department of buildings showed up: and now it looks like there are crews there. there have been firefighters here all night battling hot spots. it took more than 100 of them yesterday to battle this blaze. it was around 1 p.m. when that explosion sent that debris flying into the street building. investigators say all of this may have been caused by a tenant attempting to swap out a stove. the blast killed a 60-year-old woman in the stairwell who has not been identified and injured a father along with his son and a 27-year-old man. they were all walking along the sidewalk coming home from a synagogue. we spoke with a co-worker. >> they always have a smile on their face, you know, you'll never catch them without a smile. i hope they're okay.
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work and keep smiling at people here. >> reporter: all of those three are expected to be okay. they're recovering at methodist hospital. governor ordered the state department of public service to investigate this latest explosion. they regulate utility companies. this is the fourth gas explosion in the city since march of 2014. in borough park, cefaan kim channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. we are also following another breaking news story this morning, this one in queens where police are looking for the driver in a deadly hit and run. this happened just after 1:00 this morning in college point. police say the man was hit by the driver of a dark colored suv while the mans crossing the northbound lanes of college point boulevard. the driver took off. the victim died at the hospital. >> toni, there will be major cleanup going on today in our area after yesterday's storm left destruction up and down
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the jersey shore. in north wildwood, a home was swept off its foundation and into the grassy sound channel. the vacant house was left drifting in the water during the height of the storm leaving its foundation obviously behind sitting on the shore. no one was hurt. authorities released the names of the two men who unfortunately were killed when their boat capsized during the storm in jamaica bay. 42-year-old ricardo meija of flat bush and 53-year-old joel ortiz of crown heights died friday night when their vessel flipped in those stormy waters. three other men were on board at the time. family members told police the men were simply out bass fishing in the storm. toni. >> the father of the man accused of killing nine people at a community college in oregon is speaking out. police now say chris harper mercer owned more than a dozen guns, six of which he brought with him to the community college thursday morning. his father who lives in
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california says he never knew his son owned any guns. harper mercer lived with his mother, but his father says he had a good relationship with his son. >> he was my son, you know. there isn't any kind of disharmony or any bitterness or anything like that between him and i. >> police now say harper mercer shot himself after exchanging shots with police. he died at the scene. >> we're learning more about what went on in those college classrooms from the family members of the victims who made it out alive also. >> he laid down on the ground and played dead, and that saved her life. >> a 16-year-old girl hurt in that shooting told her family the gunman gave one person in the room an envelope asking him to hold it and give it to police. police are not saying what was in that envelope. nine people were killed, seven others were hurt.
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the storm hit. it was huge. the coast guard found a life ring from el faro but the ship itself and 33 people aboard are still missing. el faro dropped out of communication after taking on water from what we know were 20 to 30-foot waves. >> you look at how big that ship is and it's incredible. streets are flooded in south carolina, and the rain does not look to be letting up anytime soon down there. the area is expected to see heavy rain through tomorrow. so much so the president declared a state of emergency in south carolina yesterday ordering federal aid. several roads in charleston are closed this morning because of flooding and officials are worried that the rising waters will only get worse. >> it looks like it. >> everybody's walking through the water. >> i'll tell you why not to. there's two main reasons not to. number one, a lot of times when
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the street, it has raw sewage in it. >> mm-hmm. >> number two, when you're walking through the water, you don't know beneath it. sometimes manholes have come undone or there are other obscure things maybe dropoffs, et cetera. >> that's not how you want to go out. >> it also conducts electricity. >> thank you, michelle for taking it up a notch. >> i think sometimes too they come out when they see the news cameras. put on your galoshes let's go outside and get on tv. don't do that. >> just wave from your window. >> we don't have to worry about rain water. instead it's the waves that continue to be a concern at high tide. coastal flooding, minor coastal flooding, still watching that, and probably will be watching the waves all the way monday into early tuesday before we can really let it go. clouds out there right now. i think they're going to look better than yesterday but definitely not perfect yet. 54 degrees, still chilly with those wind up to 20 miles an
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hour in central park. we've been looking at the latest wind gusts up to 22 miles an hour in the last couple of minutes and 30 miles an hour wind gusts out in the island. top speeds yesterday in and around the boroughs were above 40 miles an hour official reporting station. rough surf will create more beach erosion that continues until monday. there's minor coast fall flooding still possible at high tide, especially for the new jersey shore, and then hurricane joaquin stays well out in the atlantic but it still kicks up our surf. we're feeling the effects even though it's hundreds and hundreds of miles away. low 50s for hauppauge, down the jersey shore temperatures in the mid-50s as well. newark you're at 53. 47 for sussex, 45 in monticello and 52 for poughkeepsie. satellite picture showing no rain around here. north of the mason-dixon line we don't have a lot of rain. you go down to the carolinas, there is real flooding problems, and that's caused by rain that has amounted to almost a foot in some cases.
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coastal flood advisory until 4:00 going for the jersey shore, also going for parts of long island as an advisory until 6 p.m. we've got rough surf advisories for eastern long island. so still big waves, and it's that combination of the persistent winds eating away at the beaches and then the high tides coming in and making the water even higher than usual so that's what we're putting up with. you can see these areas down to the carolinas, oranges, yellows, reds persistently hour after hour. in the 12-hour period about an inch of rain per hour. it's been nonstop for parts of the carolinas. then we have joaquin offshore which continues to push away making that trend to the north and east. it will be downgraded eventually into a category 1 storm as it makes its way into our latitudes and then it just fades off into the ocean, and really isn't is big deal. until it gets out of here, we need to watch out for the wind
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at high tide and how high that water gets. the pattern over the next couple of days is to see more and more sunshine. 65 with a breezy blend of clouds and sun for tomorrow. so the difference between today and tomorrow is a little more wind today and less sun. we'll see improvements in the skies and winds settling down by tomorrow. it's cloudy and chilly, 52. here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. fall classic. tuesday into wednesday, these are our best days coming up this week. real nice first week of october pattern setting up. 67 on thursday, 6 and 69 on friday and saturday. looks to be a pretty dry week as well. with the winds today we should dry out a lot of the locations that got water. the 48 hour rain totals have been about 2 inches, the highest ones have been about 2 inches over a couple of day's time. there's the accuweather seven- day. it looks like a nice first week of october and then we've got columbus day coming up next week. >> yeah, all righty. >> i can't believe it. >> thank you. >> thank you amy.
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news sunday morning, a wild crash in queens, a dozen people are hurt after a car slams into several cars outside of a home. >> coming up in sports, doubleheaders don't go
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the yankees or the mets. . at least a dozen people are hurt after a bus hit several cars and slammed into a house. the bus first hit a car traveling in the opposite direction, then was forced off the road into two parked cars in that home. this happened at south conduit
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12 people were hurt including the bus driver. all injuries are described as minor. what caused the initial crash is still under investigation. new details in a homicide investigation happening on long island. police identified the victim as 42-year-old trisha odierna. authorities are looking for her husband former nypd officer paul leitgeb. leitgeb has not been seen since his wife's body was discovered inside their house in lake grove on thursday. police have not released a cause of death, but are investigating it so far as a homicide. the bronx. she's accused of punching a child because she did not care for his manners. investigators took 47-year-old jathiyah richards into custody yesterday. police say security cameras recorded richards hitting the 10-year-old several times. this was inside a bodega in norwood last month.
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him for not saying saying thank you before the attack happened and also he had said in his own words it was none of his business. prosecutors charged her with assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and menacing. we have a commuter alert this morning. part of the l.i.e. is now shut down for reconstruction. we're going to show you a live look at the highway. eastbound traffic is being directed to the service road at exit 46 as crews fix part of that roadway that was damaged in an accident. this closure is from exit 46 to exit 48. the road will reopen around it's a taste so bold, yet so smooth, it could only be called, black silk, from folgers. a taste you could enjoy, fresh brewed, or one cup at a time.
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. an early wake-up call for the jets. >> the jets will take on the miami dolphins in london at drawn crowds of 76,000 people. laura behnke has the rest of this morning's sports headlines. >> good morning everyone. one week ago last night it was jubilation for the mets who clinched the nl east title. it's been downhill from there. with two games to play yesterday, the mets were in danger of losing fifth straight seeing home field advantage taken away to start the playoffs and last night getting no hit by max scherzer. matt harvey started out as a big story in his final start of the regular season, struck out 11 in 6 solid innings. the bullpen would give up a run. 2-0 nats. a completely insurmountable
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deficit because scherzer was unstoppable and unhittable. he struck out 17 mets. his only base runner got there on an error. in the 9th, final chance, curtis granderson pops out to end it. scherzer is the first since nolan ryan in 1973 to throw two no hitters in one season. and earlier in the day was game 1 of the day/night doubleheader. noah syndergaard was dominant, he had one little hiccup in the 7th. clint robinson taking it deep for the solo home run. the mets bail them out in the bottom of the inning, juan lagares singles in lucas duda. the game is tied up. the bullpen could not hold it. bryce harper 2-run home run off addison reed. the mets take a tough loss in game 1. that's five straight losses for new york. and it was a scary moment for mets legend rusty staub who reportedly had a heart attack
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on thursday while on a flight from ireland to jfk prompting the plane to return to where it took off. the team released a statement yesterday saying the 71-year- old is resting comfortably after experiencing a medical emergency. staub played 23 seasons in the majors with the mets and four other teams. all the yankees had to do yesterday was win a game, ask home field advantage in tuesday's wild card would be theirs and thanks to friday night's rainout they had two chances to get it done. yankees and orioles meeting in game 2 not the best start for the pinstripes. nolan reimold off luis severino. 3-1 now. the yankees battled back. in the 5th the rbi double. that will make it 3-2. they would later tie it.
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dellin betances is on the mound. , that'll do it. 4-3 the yankees fall. the day began hours before at a still soggy camden yards in game 1. manny machado quite active. solo home run, 2 for 5 with three rbi. that made it 3-0 o's. chris davis, a single to center. that scores another run. now it's 6-0 baltimore. the yanks will cut the lead to 56789 the orioles had an answer. parra delivering a double. a pair of runs score. 9-2. the yankees have now lost 5 of 6. that's your morning look at sports. we're back again later tonight at 6. thank you. much more ahead on eyewitness news sunday morning including a look at today's top stories. >> i'm cefaan kim at the scene of a deadly gas explosion in borough park. we'll brink you the very latest after the break. >> also a powerful typhoon is
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ramming china for some tens of thousands of people out of homes there. >> and turning to our weather, meteorologist amy freeze will return with the accuweather forecast as eyewitness news sunday morning is looking good so far. >> mm-hmm.
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welcome back to eyewitness news. taking a live look at lower manhattan on the harbor. that little spot of green on this sunday morning, october 4th. overcast. >> but not drizzling, you know, like yesterday. >> or going sideways. >> weren't you showing us the wind the other day, that was a great live shot. here i am in normal situation, here i am being blown away. >> people were saying i like when you stepped out into the wind. that was kind of fun. >> good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm toni yates in for rob nelson. welcome back to eyewitness news
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sunday morning. hope you're up, hope you had your coffee. >> right, i think we need more. meteorologist amy freeze thank you for the coffee this morning. >> thank you amy. >> she brought the coffee. >> you're welcome. i have no clue how to make coffee. >> no? >> i was happy to take your tab. >> you know how to spend money. >> exactly. good morning to the both of you as we get underway we have clouds outside. still rain is not expected in the forecast, but chilly temperatures and the wind do remain and currently we're in the low to mid-50s. it has you step outside you can kind of feel it. we'll see temperatures improving as much as 10 degrees from the number right here, central park currently 54. our normal high is 68 degrees. we're still falling short of what the normals are for this time of year. the record is 87 set back in 1999. sunset tonight just before 7:00. looking at the wind gusts across the area. 25 to 30 miles per hour wind gusts. top wind speeds yesterday in the boroughs were up to 42 miles an hour. we had some big winds come
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through, and we're going to put up with the breezy conditions through tuesday. these coastal effects that we're getting from the different systems, but temperatures should improve over the coming days. we're starting off chilly. some clearer skies to the north. if you're in the upper hudson valley there's a chance you could see some sunshine. clouds down to the south, still watching what's happening at the coast. there's a coastal flood advisory and warning in effect for the jersey shore until late tonight right through sunday night which is tonight at 6:00 for long island. we're watching the high tides and what's happening with the waves and then there's a high surf advisory that will go until monday evening at 6:00. the wavers are still churning out there. what you need to watch for is that break of sunshine that could potentially happen just now showing up on some of the models that could get as far south as the city. we'll watch for that. the accuweather seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. thank you. and we are following the latest
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that explosion that killed one person and shook a brooklyn neighborhood. crews are on the scene right now still putting out the hot spots. eyewitness news reporter cefaan kim is live in borough park. >> good morning to you toni. it does appear firefighters have been here all night battling those hot spots. it looks like at this point completely under control. what you're seeing is a host of inspectors from multiple agencies, the nypd, fdny, con edison all surveying the site. it also looks like crews may be ready to start improving that debris out and possibly this investigation ready now to take that next step forward. it did take more than 100 firefighters yesterday to get this fire under control. it was around 1:00 in the afternoon when that explosion sent that debris flying into the street ripping off the front of that building completely. that blast killed a 60-year-old woman in a stairwell who has not yet been identified. it also injured a 34-year-old
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along with a 27-year-old man. they were all walking down the sidewalk coming down from synagogue. we spoke with a co-worker who says the fire commissioner -- excuse me. the fire commissioner says it seems like tenants may have caused this by working in the kitchen. >> they were moving out of the apartment and were going to take that stove well them, so of course to take a stove with you, it entails disconnecting a gas line, which leads us preliminarily to look in that direction. >> reporter: meanwhile governor andrew cuomo issued a statement yesterday calling this the latest in a disturbing trend of incidents. he ordered the state department of public service to investigate this latest incident. they regulate public utilities and this is now the fourth gas explosion in the city since march of 2014. as for those three injured people they're all expected to be okay. they're recovering now at
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methodist hospital. the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan says the military is opening an investigation into that deadly bombing of a doctors without borders facility in the northern afghan city of kun deuce. the bombing at the clinic killed 19 people including 12 staff workers and nearly 40 more people including children were injured. in a statement the military says its forces did conduct an air strike in the vicinity of the hospital targeting insurgents who were firing upon u.s. service members advising and assisting afghan security forces. also overseas, security is tight in israel where palestinian residents are now banned from going into the old city of jerusalem after being accused in attacks against several israelis. a palestinian teenager was shot and killed by israeli police after they say the suspect --
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being accuse of stabbing a 15- year-old israeli. tens of thousands of people in china are evacuated this morning as a powerful typhoon hits the southern part of that country. the region is expected to see nearly a foot of rain as strong winds pound the coastal areas. to make matters worse, this comes during a week-long holiday in china as many people visit the coast for vacation where thousands of boats have been forced to return to ports as the storm hit, there are more than a dozen fishermen missing after this same storm hit the philippines last week. new this morning, a florida man is facing charges after police officers in suffolk county. robert vishio was arrested hotel in river head. police say he was not a guest at the hotel but was refusing to leave the lobby. when officers arrived he pulled a blade out of a backpack slashing two officers while
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they were arresting him. those officers were not badly hurt. fans of the yankee great yogi berra will have a chance to honor the hall of famer today. the yogi berra museum and learning center is holding a memorial tribute. the museum is on the campus of montclair state university. it will be open to the public from noon until 5 tonight. barra died two weeks ago at the age of 90. >> great guy. we are staying on top of several breaking news stories this morning. police are looking for the driver in a deadly hit and run that happened in queens. >> and police are also investigating a double homicide on staten island. investigators say two brothers have been shot and killed and now the search is on for the person who did this. we will have the latest on
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there i am in the back in the pink. women are modeling clothes from the shops at nanuet and they had professional makeovers from sephora. that's evelyn. all kind of beautiful women out there, all of them breast cancer survivors. you know what, the trick is we have to stay on ourselves and the people we love. we've got to find that stuff early and get really, really aggressive going after it. it looks like a 98% -- you don't want to say it but cure rate, yes, cure rate after five years if you can catch it early. a bit of a celebration and a reminder yesterday. really good. >> wow, beautiful beautiful. >> you know what we have coming up in october. >> it is october. >> october 18th. i said coming up october. october 18th we have the stride for parks. >> making strides. >> and we have walks all across the area. >> i think i'm going to be at
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point pleasant this year. >> you are? >> yeah, i think so. >> very cool. that is the best. >> if you're fund-raising right now or your families are out there supporting you, good luck making strides. we look forward to that every year. >> so much fun. the weather is turning out, i think, better than expected. are you going to go up in the freeze factor? >> i'm going to stay. i'm going to hold steady with the 6. >> 6 on a skill of 1 to 10, and we do have clouds throughout to start, cool temperatures. it is breezy. that all being said, some of the computer models are allowing for a peek of sunshine this afternoon coming in for at least the boroughs and north up to the hudson valley into northwest new jersey. however out of long island and south jersey i think you're just putting up with the clouds because you have the influence of this coastal energy. 54 degrees in central park. 64 percent humidity, a northeast wind up to 20 miles per hour. we've had gusts up to 22 happening in the park here
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30 miles an hour wind gusts for belmar. yesterday the top wind gust in the boroughs were actually in the low 40s. we've had some pretty strong wind come through. upper 40s and low 50s is what we have on the thermometer. you combine strong winds with these temperatures and it feels pretty chilly out there. you want to bundle up. you'll notice we've still got that crispness to the atmosphere. the rough surf and beach erosion continues until monday. the winds are with us until early tuesday. it's only the minor coastal flooding at high tide that we're most concerned about. that will be at the jersey shore. heads-up for that. these are typically communities with low lying flood prone situations. hurricane joaquin taste out in the atlantic. that is going to kick up a little surf monday and tuesday. on the satellite picture and radar, we've got no rain. a little peek of cloud-free weather in these areas. this is the coastal flood warning for the jersey shore.
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there also is a coastal flood island. that goes until 6:00 tonight, and then there's the high surf advisory for the eastern portions of long island until 6 p.m. by the way, the coastal flood advisory all the way into the western sound parts of coastal connecticut, you're looking for those high tide times. looking good for the new england area all the way down through new york and jersey. north of the mason-dixon line we're doing pretty good. south of it, we've got flooding rains. almost a foot of rain has already fallen for the carolinas. that's feeding into hurricane joaquin actually. hurricane joaquin feeding into the moisture of that coastal storm, so allowing it to get even more energy and moisture on shore. the record breaking flood waters continue there. that's all due to the rain mainly inland. joaquin will continue its path well out to the north and east and be well offshore through the early part of the week.
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still see high waves coming in. that's about it. cloudy and breezy today, 62. we'll hope for the sun breaks to the north, and then tomorrow a blend of sun and clouds throughout the day. 65 is the expected high temperature. you can see just offshore there. breezy at times is going to be the rule right through tuesday. gusty winds could still continue until really monday morning at 30 miles an hour, and then we'll still hold on to some of that stronger wind. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. tuesday we're at 71 degrees, 73 on wednesday. while temperatures do cool down midweek, we're just back into the upper 60s, and that's the average for this time of thier. that's what we expect in october. first full week of october in front of us on the seven-day stretch. no major rainstorms or any extremes. we'll say this morning on the map i did see in upstate new york there were some frost advisories. >> don't say that again. >> i know. you know, it's not really within reach, but it's on the map. >> on the map. >> mm-hmm. >> yeah. >> i always think about moving
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to monticello and then i'm like you know what, maybe no. >> they're always colder there. >> very cold. >> they usually get more snow a lot of snow. very cold. >> but it is very beautiful. >> thanks amy. >> before we go to break, let's take a look at today's channel 7 community calendar. >> it's the channel 7 community calendar for sunday october 4th. community. the rotary club of peaksville hosts its 46th annual horse share. pony and hayrides, a country fair and craft market, bounce and slide rides for the children. >> if the bronx woodland cemeteries 400 acres is known to house many plants and animals. hone your urban mushroom foraging skills and how to search for and enjoy different edible fun gee types. >> the rainback art festival features 200 of america's best
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independent artists, great live music, specialty food and family activities. >> take a farmhouse tour, join a hayride and enjoy a day filled with family fun while pumpkin picking at decker farm in staten island. it's music, music, music and more at the fall family festival in planting fields on long island. stop by for activities for all ages. orchard street in manhattan and restaurateurs. it's a reality at lower east sides pickle day. for more information about
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if you're one of them, you may think you're a harry potter
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fan, but has your obsession with the series landed you in the guinness book of world records. >> a new museum features the world's largest collection of harry potter memorabilia. it's owned by a lawyer who says he has nearly 4,000 pieces in his collection ranging from special edition books to clothes and toys. he says at some point the collection lost its meaning and that's when he decided it was time to share it with the world. i'm going to get on my nimbus2,000 and get down there. kidding. a mad scientist is at work creating monsters in a california field. >> for his subject he's picked the most halloween appropriate produce. instead of carving pumpkins he's reshaping them into the shape of frankenstein heads. it's called pumpkinstein and the work is done while the pumpkin is still on the vine. it's put into a mold shaped like frankenstein's face and it
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once it's ready to be harvested it's the perfect halloween decoration. place. >> that's frankenstein. that. were they like brothers or something? >> wait a minute. >> okay. i'm off subject. >> i like it. go ahead. >> hope you're hungry today. today is national taco day. >> we're going to have to observe. observe the holiday. it doesn't matter what your filling of choice is as long as today you eat it in a hard or soft taco. it appears tacos are pretty well liked in the u.s. according to the national taco day website more than 4 1/2 billion tacos were consumed over the last year. >> okay. and it just so happens that later this morning guess what we're making tacos. >> i love it. >> hungry fan dana faulk will be here during our 9:00 hour. she's making barbecue chicken tacos among other yummy things ask she will share the recipes with us.
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>> what's more fun than that. just good stuff. >> pretty much food you can eat with your hands, i don't discriminate or a fork and a knife or any way is good with me. it is big dog sunday. >> i'm going to start with food, too. at first i thought these were biscuits but it only says biscuit on the label. it says southern biscuit and gravy but it's potato chips. according to kippert no one can eat just one s. that lays or is that another brand. >> that's lays. >> hunter in the giants jersey today, it's let's do it. it's interesting to see all these european football games going on. hudson raincoat, yes. it was good yesterday. you don't need it today. joey good morning, looking for a treat it looks like, and we've got the birthday dog roxie. happy first birthday. we love to see your pets.
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my twitter handle is amy freeze it's a taste so bold, yet so smooth, it could only be called, black silk, from folgers. a taste you could enjoy, fresh brewed, or one cup at a time.
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coming up,. >> good morning to you sir. >> hey michelle and toni. great to be with you on a sunday morning. we're going to lead with the breaking weather news. catastrophic flooding down south in south carolina. hundreds of water rescues, interstates closed. power outages, record rainfalls and more on the way and rob
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marciano is right there in the thick of it. this morning the new video from the man who saved lives during that horrific school shooting in oregon. what chris mintz is saying from his hospital bed. >> what we're learning about how the gunman died, and the one student he apparently singled out for survival and why. overnight hillary clinton taking another stab at making over her image appearing right here on nyc on saturday night live as a bartender. will her recent charm offensive which also includes dancing with ellen help. >> and finally shocking allegations involving one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in america. a former escort has put out a tell all book claiming she was paid to have sex with recruits. >> oh boy. >> great show. >> thank you dan.
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7:54, firefighters are on the scene after a deadly explosion in brooklyn. >> cefaan kim is live in borough park with details. >> michelle and tony, firefighters were here all night battling those hot spots. it does appear to have this fire under control. the fire marshals and inspectors here are now surveying this site looking at this damage, perhaps another sign this investigation is ready to take the next step forward. it did take more than 100 firefighters yesterday to battle this blaze. it was around 1 p.m. when that explosion sent debris flying into the street ripping off the face of that building. investigators say this may have all been caused by tenants attempting to swap out a stove before moving. that blast killed a 60-year-old woman in a stairwell who has not been identified but also injured a 34-year-old father and his 9-year-old son along with a 27-year-old man. they were all walking down the sidewalk as they were coming home from synagogue. they are all expected to be okay. they're methodist hospital. at borough park, cefaan kim
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channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. we're following breaking news on staten island. police are on the scene after a double murder just into the eyewitness news room, police have identified the victims as 27-year-old terrell ford and 28- year-old justin ford. we're told they're brothers. they were shot near targe street and vanderbilt avenue just before 3:00 this morning. the victims were taken to different hospitals where they both died. also on long island, there's a large police presence outside a bar. video of the scene shows investigates outside the rocky point ale house. this was overnight. witnesses say a fight started inside the bar and spilled on to the street. the details of the incident still sketchy right now, and so far no one's been arrested. we're following another breaking news story this morning in queens where police are looking for the driver who caused a deadly hit and run. it happened after 1:00 this 41-year-old mariano contreras
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colored suv while crossing the northbound lanes o'college point boulevard. the driver just took off, and the victim died at the hospital. there's going to be some major cleanup going on today in our area after storm left destruction up and down the jersey shore. north wildwood, a home swept off its foundation ended up into the grassy sound channel. the vacant house was left drifting in the water during the height of the storm. of course leaving the foundation back on the shore. thankfully no injuries reported during this storm. >> and it was an abandoned house you said right? >> yep. >> well, it's cloudy. people don't seem to be getting blown away outside walking around with their coffee. >> it's still breezy out there. you can see the trees moving. i saw a great picture yesterday. kimberly was up in martha's vineyard. she sent me a great picture of the waterfront. everything looked fine except the glass was laying down flat because the winds were so strong. that's really going to be the
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case is that we feel breezy inland and we may get gusts up to 25, 30 miles an hour. it's actually at the shorelines where we're getting the strongest winds, and those gusts could go up to 40 miles an hour in some isolated cases. it's strong winds throwing the water against the shoreline. that's why the coastal flood warnings are still in place until about 4, 6:00 tonight depending on where you are. for the jersey shore until 4:00 and parts of lined until 6 p.m. the winds continue until monday night into tuesday. breezy is how it will will feel around here. that being said, here are the highlights. 54 degrees goes to 64 this afternoon with the potential for some sun breaks for the boroughs and northward. however, if you're out long island or the jersey shore you will see more clouds. 52 degrees and chilly tonight for the overnight low. 65 tomorrow, the breezy blend of sun and clouds, and then we
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go to 71 on tuesday, 73 is looking good on wednesday. fall classic and then very nice october day thursday, 67 degrees. this first full week of october looks decent. temperatures are at the average point late in the weekend until early next week. a lot to look forward to in the 9:00 hour. i can't wait to see the taco display. >> we will be observing the national holiday. >> yes. and i'm going to hope to share some video from the cycle for survival event that happened in time square. it was really great. i got to talk a little bit about my sister, and cycle for survivor equinox is a partner with that charity. a lot of it goes to sloan ketering because they help with rare cancers. >> i saw a lot of you guys out there. >> it was a lot of fun. >> thank you so much amy.
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