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take care. this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. developing at 4:30, a woman is still missing after that deadly gas blast at a brooklyn apartment building. this morning for the first time crews have entered the building and are searching the rubble. >> a mysterious death in manhattan, a doctor found dead in the doorway of a chelsea apartment building. now investigators are trying to figure out how she died. >> and taking a live look outside, big improvements from the nasty mess we saw for the weekend. get ready for a chilly but sunny start to your workweek. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us,
i'm ken rosato. it is monday october 5th. i'm pushing it. you're never more than 7 traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning everybody. we're looking at a morning where we start out with clear skies. there's a few clouds around. it's a crisp chilly morning. grab a jacket or a sweater. you're going to need that. we're looking at temperatures this morning that are starting out in the 50s in most locations and we're looking at a temperature this morning that's been starting around the mid-50s. today we are going to be looking at a lot of sunshine. they is our starting temperature. temperatures that will climb easily into the upper 60s. we're looking at temperatures that go into the 60s and maybe even 70s later this week. we'll be talking about that in your accuweather forecast. all right, debbie duhaime is in the traffic center. how's it going out there? >> good morning everybody. things are off to a decent start this morning. let's tell you what's happening
to the a train it was uptown express only 125 to 168. that's back on track. same thing with the d train, everything back on track. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit running on or close. georgia's okay. the battery tunnel ongoing construction as well. no major problems at the battery tunnel. over at the ed koch 59th street bridge it's ongoing road work into queens. i'll show you a look at the deegan. deegan south moving okay. alternate side parking rules are suspended. back over to you. developing right now, the search continues at this hour to find a woman missing after a apartment building. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now in borough dray. >> reporter: good morning lori, this has really become an around the clock operation. that bright spot you see behind
middle of the street really has become the focal point for the teams of investigators and crews that are here trying to determine a definite cause for the explosion, but more importantly they are going through the rubble very delicately as they are still looking for a victim who is unaccounted for. surveillance video captured the moment the explosion happened saturday afternoon here on the 4200 block of 13th avenue in borough park brooklyn. debris from the explosion struck two men and a 9-year-old who were walking on the sidewalk. it's believed 64 ligia puello was sitting in the stairwell of the apartment building when the explosion happened, and she was killed. another tenant who lives on the second floor, 48-year-old francisca figueroa is still missing. authorities say figueroa was in the process of moving and planned to take her gas stove with her. that gas stove now has become the primary focus of the investigation as it could be the very source of the gas leak
that ignited the explosion. meanwhile, figueroa was on the phone with her sister before the explosion happened, and we spoke with her sister through a translator. >> she was a fighter, a real hard worker. she never said no to anything. she was very calm, and she said she had to clean. it was less than 5 minutes and i never spoke to her again. >> reporter: back here live, you can see that small mound of rubble or i should say that large mound of rubble there in the middle of the block, just part of what teams have cleared thus far. they still have a lot of work to do. we know that yesterday authorities were also using canines to help them with their search through all of that rubble. at least two buildings on 13th avenue will have to be demolished. another five buildings have been vacated. people who live in those buildings could be allowed to return as early as today. an around the clock operation
clearing the rubble but also looking for that victim who still live in brooklyn, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. at 4:35, a dermatologist found dead laid out in the doorway of an apartment building after a night of partying with friends. kala rama live in chelsea with what we now know. >> reporter: police tell us they've interviewed everyone who lives in this building. an officer stands outside the front door while their investigation continues. so far no one has been arrested. no one is in custody, and the death of this dermatologist has a cloud of mystery surrounding it. kiersten cerveny was found unconscious. they were out saturday night for a night of partying that included drugs and alcohol. police have not released
mom was doing in this building, but the neighbors here want answers. someone even looked at the surveillance footage from the camera aimed at the front of the door. >> there's a woman that went in that didn't live in the building. she came out with a different person, and that was all that was shown. >> reporter: this crime scene van remains out front of the building. it's been here since yesterday morning when her body was found. in addition to interviewing the two guys referenced just there from the man in the video, police say they've interviewed her husband. again, they don't believe any of them are involved with this wrongdoing here, and no arrests have been made. however, an autopsy will be done later today, and hopefully that will give police more answers on how this death occurred. live here in chelsea, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. after more than five months
university student could be set free by north korea. wan mow ju was arrested in april for crossing the border and entering north korea illegal. they will repateuate ju today. . 4:37. police in queens searching for the driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash. a small memorial has been put up where mariano contreras was struck yesterday: the 41-year- old was dragged nearly 100 feet after being hit. the driver sped away without stopping. his family is devastated. >> he was my best friend. he was my uncle, he was always think about me, thinking about the family, all his brothers. he was one of the best guys in >> contreras' family is calling for the driver to turn himself
in to police. investigators say surveillance video will help lead to an arrest. police are searching for a gunman who killed two brothers on a staten island street corner: the shooting happened yesterday at targe street and vanderbilt avenue. 27-year-old terrell ford and his 28-year-old brother were killed. in the bronx now police have released a photo of the suspect in the murder of a woman in fordham yesterday morning. they say amari perdamo shot jennifer ortiz in the head. her body was found outside an apartment building on morris the 27-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene. a coast guard training exercise turned into a rescue when a man crashed his jet ski in the rough waters along the shore. an eyewitness recorded the man riding a personal water craft
yesterday afternoon. a powerful wave knocked him over and threw the jet ski into a jedi. fortunately a coast guard helicopter crew happened to be training in that area, spotted the man in the water. the coast guard released video of the rescue. 4:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> let's take a look outside. it's a beautiful morning. we have some clouds. we're going to have a beautiful sunrise. this is our camera on the roof looking towards midtown. 59th street south and we're looking at what's going to be a beautiful day. we're starting out with cool temperatures, it's cool and crisp and we're going to have a day where temperatures start in the 50s. 52 around the five boroughs and we're looking at 52 across long island and 50 around newark. debbie duhaime is up in the this morning. commute going so far? morning everybody. over on the a and d trains everything back on or close to schedule. had some early problems. everything back on time. lirr, metro north, new jersey
transit on time. metro north opposite side boarding on the west haven strafford, milford stations on the new haven line. we'll keep an eye on that. george, lincoln, holland still moving okay. some ongoing construction in the south at the lincoln holland tunnel. construction in both directions, but traffic still very light. let's go to the battery tunnel. some ongoing road work as well. keep in mind, alternate side parking rules are suspended city wide for religious observance. seeing delays at the airports right now on arrivals because of some wind, and let's go to the queens midtown tunnel, construction continues until 6. let's also go outside and i'll show you a look at the grand central parkway. moving okay here getting out towards laguardia and out towards the rfk bridge. no problems at all. a look over at kennedy airport, again, everything is on time. just some arrival delays reported. alternate side, again, suspended.
still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, dangerous weather in south carolina has taken a turn for the worse as rain intensifies and the death toll continues to climb. >> the community college where a gunman murdered nine people will open its doors for the first time since last week's massacre. >> a young boy takes on the florida waves to test out his new surfboard, but only after an hour in the water he's
could be that way for up to four days. the storm dumped more than 18 inches of rain. can you imagine. 18 inches of rain in parts of south carolina in 24 hours. emergency workers have had to rescue hundreds of people from their homes or vehicles. >> we stopped because everything that i own that i know of has been destroyed. >> i'm so glad that we're safe. >> my goodness. the governor's activated 600 national guard members, one county has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. emergency shelters are open around that state and president obama's declared a state of emergency. >> wow. >> didn't have time to grab anything. just be thankful like that woman said they got away with their lives. >> they were saying they had as much rain in a day as they get in a year. in a day. that's hard to even imagine. >> heartbreaking. it is 4:44. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> we do not have that issue at all. we had wind, and we had rain as we were getting into friday and saturday. today we'll have a little
northerly wind but it won't be yesterday and on saturday. we have clear skies as we look from our camera at midtown south all the way down to 1 world trade. great visibility down to staten island and the statue of liberty. we're looking to sandy hook new jersey which is about a 23-mile visibility across our area as we get going. we're looking at 39 around monticello, 47 new city, 45 around sussex. 40s to the north and west above i-80 and i-287 and bridgeport connecticut 51. this is pretty much close to normal for this time of the year. around the five boroughs we're looking at laguardia, still got that wind out of the northeast. that's cranking pretty good around jamaica queens and st. awe bins and over at jfk. we'll still have that wind issue for a little while. it's just more of a breeze today compared to the wind gusts yesterday that were in the 30s.
drop off too with a northeast wind a 77% humidity to 66. for the morning hours that's rather normal. taking the ferry over from staten island or from jersey city or brooklyn this morning or over toward the hudson river, a little northeast wind here, 22 miles an hour gusting at 30. still white capping in here in and around the harbor for a little bit. might be a bumpy ride. the water temperatures really cooled off to 66 degrees. 64 in long island sound. that's because of the chilly air coming in out of canada out of the north and northeast today. we'll have these winds, and we'll have a lot of sunshine and we'll have a really nice day. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. we'll have plenty of sunshine today, a high around 65. the low's going to drop down into the 50s. tomorrow and wednesday we're looking at low 70s for highs. normally this time of the year highs are in the upper 60s and 50s. we're going to be a little above that for tuesday and wednesday and then we've got partly cloudy skies on
to friday. weather. temperatures close to normal during the day and night. >> yesterday afternoon, just to see that yellow thing in the sky after all those days, doesn't it just change your mood debbie duhaime? you're a sun lover. >> and the jets and giants won. i was happy. >> there you go. >> good morning guys. let's see what's happening now. bill mentioned some of the windy conditions out we're still seeing some arrival delays at the airport. we'll keep an eye on that for you throughout the morning. inbound george washington bridge moving fine. lincoln and holland, ongoing construction should be cleared shortly. transit on time. metro north new haven line opposite side boarding west afternoon, strafford and milford because of ongoing construction. on 287 heading eastbound into white plains, some construction still being cleared and alternate side parking rules are suspended city wide.
a look at the grand central. grand central parkway moving fine out by laguardia. if you're heading to our other camera we'll show you a look at kennedy airport. there are some arrival delays. back over to you. thank you. a community college in oregon will open today for the first time since a gunman killed nine people on campus last week. school official announced that while there will be no classes faculty, staff and students will be allowed to return to umpqua. they'll be able to retrieve their belongings and prepare for regular schedules to resume. the college president revealed she has received messages of support from nearly 100 schools that have experienced similar attacks. >> this is not a club we wanted to join. we're now the newest members, and the senior members are all to thank them.
>> the official cause of the gunman's death has been ruled a suicide. seven victims remain in the hospital. time is 4:49. the medical group doctors without borders is leaving kunduz, the afghan city where its hospital was bombed. the organization raised the death toll to 22. 10 patients, 12 staff workers. staff members did not report the defense department said there was an air strike in the vicinity of the hospital. a military investigation has barely begun because of heavy fighting between afghan and taliban forces. 4:49, and this weekend the nation honored firefighters who died in the line of duty. president obama went to maryland to unveil a plaque for the 87 names being added to the national fallen firefighters memorial. 84 died last year, and three in previous years. >> there's a reason why
place in our imaginations, why little boys and increasingly little girls say i want to be a fireman. i want to be a firefighter. they understand instinct yulely that there's something special about it. >> after the unveiling, the president offered condolences to each of the firefighter's fallen families. a black lives matters protest came up to the finish line at the marathon in st. paul minnesota. the protestors organized a response to police use of force. most of the demonstrators focused on phillip quinn. he was shot and killed last month by police responding to reports of a suicidal man. the case is still under investigation. time is 4:50. a boy in florida recovering from a shark attack that authorities say could have been much worse. the 12-year-old was surfing with friends at new smyrna beach this weekend when the shark bit him on the hand. he yelled for help.
nearby swimmers quickly rushed to his aid. now they helped the boy to shore where lifeguards and paramedics performed first aid. >> a guy came and took off his shirt, wrapped it around his hand. police were calling the police and stuff. >> the boy is expected to make a full recovery. the incident has many beachgoers on edge. a teen was attacked in that same area just a week ago. >> maybe not the best spot. >> yeah. or maybe just put up a sign, sharks go away. >> right. >> that'll do it. >> 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, can someone hack your computer in the act, can they actually be doing you a favor? the answer might surprise you. how one hacker's illegal
with hanks starring as james donovan, a lawyer negotiating a prison exchange during the cold war. spielberg says he was impressed when hanks was in character as donovan. >> when tom was being -- when tom was going full donovan, he was strong. >> he's making that up. i never want to be working in my last steven spielberg movie. i try to come to work prepared. >> spielberg and hanks have worked together on saving private ryan, catch me if you can, and the terminal. >> i think they know what they're doing together. >> yeah. 4:55. meteorologist bill evans here with the exclusive workweek accuweather forecast. >> we've got some high clouds. we're going to have a beautiful sunrise here in a little while. we've got a nice morning. it's cool, it's crisp. it's 53 degrees. that's going to be your temperature and we're looking at other temperatures around the fiver boroughs, 51 around ridgewood, around cambria heights, 39 at monticello. it's a cool and crisp fall
going to be a great fall day today. we're looking at mid-60s this afternoon with sunshine. grab a jacket and sweater. you'll need that. it will be a great fall day, and more of that to come. we'll talk about that in your accuweather seven-day forecast. what's going on out there? >> i'll tell you what's happening. we're still seeing arrival delays at our area airport. definitely check in. a and d train back on or close to schedule. george, lincoln and the holland look fine. the southern state westbound moving fine through nassau county the alternate sides suspended. back over to you. thank you. at 4:56. there's a hacker out there who seems to be trying to help people protect their information. somebody is hacking unprotected wi-fi routers trying to force owners to make them more secure. the custom built software nicknamed if watch has been snuck into at least 10,000 internet connected devices.
even so it's illegal to access computers on a network without an owners permission. linkedin will pay a hefty price for annoying its subscribers. the website is going to cough up 1300 bucks for sending users spam and unwanted e-mails. the lawsuit is connected to multiple reminders sent by linkedin ads. customers could receive up to $1500. some of them. closing in on 5:00, we're also following developments in brooklyn where a gas explosion killed one woman and another woman is missing. we're live at the scene where crews are sorting through the rubble left behind. >> we're also following developments in south carolina where a state of emergency is in place due to historic flooding. >> you're going to need to grab a jacket or put a sweater on before you head outside.
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this is new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. we're following a developing story at 5 a.m. one woman is dead. another woman is missing after a building explosion in brooklyn. we're live with details on what investigators are focusing on as a possible cause. >> a deadly deluge in the carolinas, 2 feet of rain is falling in some spots sparking raging floods, the death toll rising this morning. >> it's a calm day in the tri- state, but it will be a cool one. don't leave home without your jacket. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> said truly like a mom. good morning to you, i'm ken rosato.
it is monday october 5th, and you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> and new yorkers are like that too. i was walking down the street just yesterday in the city, some lady says to me where's your coat. here's what's going on. take a look outside right now. we've got high clouds. we're going to call this mostly cloudy. the temperature this morning is a cool and crisp 53 degrees, got a northeast wind out there. grab a jacket or a coat or a sweater. you're going to need that, particularly north and west of the city it's 51 around yonkers but cools to 43 at poughkeepsie. 51 around bridgeport, 54 in belmar. we get into the mid-60s today with a lot of sunshine. we'll warm to the 70s tomorrow. we'll talk about that and the rest of the week's weather in your accuweather seven-day forecast. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center in for heather today. >> not too bad out here. we are seeing some arrival delays at the area airports. check in if you're going to pick somebody up this morning.
the a and d. everything on or close to schedule. lirr metro north, new jersey transit on time. now alternate side parking rules are suspended city wide. that's for religious observance, and over at the 59th street bridge queens bound lower level the outer roadway it's that ongoing construction project. 287 eastbound into white plains, some construction just being cleaned up, and lets go outside. i'll show you the southern state parkway. the southern state parkway moving fine through nassau queens. ken, lori. >> all right, debbie thank you. we're following development this is morning as investigators search through the debris left behind after building explosion in brooklyn. ligia puello. she was found in the building's stairwell. another woman is still missing. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is on the scene for us live from borough park. dray.
this section of 13th avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets remains closed this morning. behind me you can see that pile of rubble right there in the middle of 13th avenue, and you can also see crews and firefighters still very much hard at work on one hand trying deadly explosion. on the other hand still going through the rubble looking for someone who is still missing. now surveillance video captured the moment the explosion happened saturday afternoon on the 4200 block of 13th avenue. debris from that explosion actually struck two men and a 9- year-old who were walking by on the sidewalk at the very moment the building exploded. it's believed 64-year-old ligia puello was standing in the stairwell of the apartment building when the explosion happened, and she was killed. another tenant who lives on the second floor, 48-year-old francisca figueroa is still missing. authorities say figueroa was in the process of moving and planned to take her gas stove with her.
that stove is now the focus of the investigation as it could be the source of the gas leak that caused the explosion. authorities say meanwhile, though, the search to find her is a very delicate one. >> fdny and nypd are taking it very slowly. it's an active investigation, and there is a fear that there still may be one body in the building. >> yeah, and mrs. figueroa's family members were here yesterday at the site. very emotional as they wait to find out word on whether or not this team of investigators will indeed find her inside of all of that rubble. meanwhile, again, this has become an around the clock operation with firefighters and teams of crews here working to try and clear out as quickly as possible. we do know that k-9s were here also assisting in the search to find ms. figueroa.
five buildings have been vacated. two of those buildings will have to be demolished. as for those individuals who were asked to leave their homes, some of them could be allowed to return sometime early today. we're live here in brooklyn, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. dray, thank you. new details, a driver is facing charges in a crash involving a bus that left a dozen people hurt in queens. police say 24-year-old shevon parchment crashed into a bar after refusing to stop for police. after the crash police say they found more than 60 baggies of crack cocaine in his car. partret is charged with drug possession and reckless endangerment. no one was seriously hurt. time now is 6:05. south carolina is in the middle of a once in a lifetime storm. people who live there are urged to stay off the roads as flash floods have led to the deaths of at least six people.
this is a look at the carolina. more rain is expected today, and president obama has declared a state of emergency. >> seems like these ravaging south carolina this morning. >> this is an unprecedented event. >> grown men in water up to their necks. these floods at rooftop levels, everything. >> everything that i own that i know of has been destroyed, all my memories, everything that i've worked for. it's all gone. >> as onlookers hope the floods will stay away from them. >> water is getting closer and closer. >> after government imposed curfews, residents in eight different south carolina counties are waking up to scenes of destruction today. >> we haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a thousand years. that's how big this is. >> officials warning residents the flash floods are expected to continue and may come on suddenly. >> just because the rain stops does not mean the danger is over.
>> this road one of many collapsing under the strain. even some rescue workers in need of rescue. >> we had a mother and her child stranded, a rescue worker tried to get to them, he got stranded. we then started picking people up off rooftops. >> several deaths caused by the rushing water. this resident got out just in time. >> i was scared we couldn't get the car out. i started on foot. >> a massive rescue effort has saved hundreds of lives and more door to door rescues are expected as rain continues remember, you can track severe weather on the go with our free accutrack weather alert app for live radar and accuweather alerts go to itones and google play store and search abc7ny or accutrack. we're thousand on to the race for president with a new poll showing donald trump still in the lead in iowa and new hampshire.
tightened in the past month. in iowa and trump's 7 point lead is gone. he now leads ben carson by just 5 points among potential caucus goers, 24% to 19 percent. carly fiorina is third at 8%. in new hampshire trump has 21% to 16% for fiorina and bush comes in third at 11%. trump's new hampshire lead has shrunk from 16 points a month ago to 5 points now. on abc's this week trump remained totally upbeat about his numbers. >> if i felt that i was doing badly, if i felt that the polls were -- and i think polls are reflective. i mean right now i love polls because i'm winning everything. i'm killing the governor and the senator from florida. >> the democratic race and hillary clinton maintains her lead in iowa. bernie sanders is still ahead of her in new hampshire.
stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president. good morning america will pick up our coverage in a live report from washington beginning at 7:00. happening today, the spring court starts its new session with a roster of politically charged cases. the court's last term ended with liberal victories including legalizing same-sex marriage and rejecting a challenge to the affordable care act. now the justices will take on more hot topics such as affirmative action and higher education and public employee unions. they may also rule on casing involving contraception coverage and abortion rights. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast. >> we've got a beautiful morning outside. we've got some high clouds. it's cool, it's crisp. it's breezy. there you see on our beautiful thermometer it's 53 degrees right there. look all the way down to 1 world trade. we've got a nice visibility looking over from brooklyn to the lower east side, and we're looking at 53 degrees, a northeast wind at 10.
grab a jacket and sweater. clouds are coming up from the south. a couple of things going on that are of interest to us but you know it's not going to affect us. there's still this low down to the south creating this rain over the carolinas. that's hurricane joaquin out in the atlantic, and we have high pressure that's going to give us beautiful weather through much of this week. we're looking at 53 by 8:00. noontime at 60. 65 this afternoon, normal high temperature this time of the year is right at 69 degrees. we've got a beautiful fall day today. grab a jacket. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes except heather's got the day off and debbie duhaime is in the traffic center. >> i'll tell you what's happening. good morning bill, good morning everybody. still moving fine across the board at the hudson river crossing. the inbound george washington bridge, a smooth ride heading inbound. once you're on the southbound harlem river drive watch for stop-and-go traffic into the construction on the southbound drive down into the 150s.
are suspended. metered parking rules in effect. back over to you. thank you. it's 5:10. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the desperate search for the crew aboard a cargo ship that vanished in the middle of hurricane joaquin. an update on what the coast guard has found so far. >> also ahead, the new warning
ship. rescuers have also spotted floating debris and an oil sheen 35 miles from the ship's bahamas. the coast guard has not the el faro. family members of the crew are holding out hope. prayer. >> god is in the mist, and we they'll be safe. >> the ship was heading from florida to puerto rico when it ran into 130-mile an hour winds and 30-foot waves. the company that owns and operates the el faro says the missing cargo ship has two u.s. coast guard certified lifeboats that can hold 45 people each. the fbi is warning colleges in and around philadelphia about a social media based threat. federal officials say a social media posting threatened violence at a philadelphia area college or university today. no specific school was named. the fbi is encouraging students
and staff at the schools to follow the guidance of campus safety officials. it's 5:15. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside because we have a beautiful morning in progress. we're looking at high clouds making it kind of cloudy to start the day. these will break up, and then we'll have a nice northerly wind keeping it cool and refreshing and very nice and fall-like. not as windy as yesterday. a lot of sunshine today. 53 degrees right now. the humidity's 66%. we've got a little northeast wind at 10. yesterday's wind was up into the 20s and 30s and now we're going to see that calming down a bit. we've got the pressure at 30.23, does that has been hold -- and that has been holding steady. yesterday's high was 63 and the low 53. normal high is 59. today we'll get closer to that. danbury a chilly spot in northern fairfield county at 47 through shelton and monroe and down to the sound shore,
coastal connecticut we're at 51. 55 west ham ham den. a northerly to a northeast wind once again today. that has been calming down a bit. . 14 miles an hour towards bridgeport. you still see it coming up from the south at the surface is the high clouds coming up from the south with the jet stream. at the surface we have this northerly to a northeast wind. the high clouds will continue. the sun will break that up. that's being sheered off by the jet stream. you've got the outflow from joaquin, this low down to the south putting that rain into the carolinas, but this high pressure ridge continues to block that so you get the high clouds to the northeast and across new york city, long island, coastal connecticut and new england. 65 with the sunshine today. we are looking tomorrow more of this ridge of high pressure sliding eastward. joaquin continues to move on out into the atlantic away from bermuda and sunshine and 71 for tomorrow. we still have a northerly breeze today, sunny and pleasant.
we're at 65. you need a jacket and sweater and that kind of thing. clear and cool tonight. 54 around the five boroughs. 71 degrees near perfect. we're going to do it all over again on wednesday. sunny and nice, 71 degrees. still nice thursday, a few clouds come in. there will be a weak front that goes by on friday with maybe a spotty shower. but that would be on friday, which sets us up for a rather nice weekend. we're looking at 66 on saturday and 66 on sunday. that would be route 66 on saturday and sunday. looking at pretty good weather. >> very good. all right. thank you bill. >> it's quiet, fall-like, it's breezy. it's sunny. >> what more could we ask for. >> normal. >> let's check in with debbie duhaime in for heather. >> good morning lori, we're getting reports of an accident on the deegan southbound heading down towards the stadium. wanted to warn you about that. let's also go right over to our chart and tell you what's
happening at the hudson river crossings. still okay george, lincoln and the holland tunnel. the inbound george washington bridge moving smoothly. once you're on the southbound harlem river drive into the 150s watch for emergency construction. one lane remains blocked there. you may see some delays. now, again, alternate side parking rules suspended. let's go out to our camera of the deegan. this is the deegan south into fordham road. down by the stadium an accident reported in the center lane. alternate side suspended. back over to you. thank you. it's 5:18. still ahead the recorded fees we're paying just to get our own money out of the atm. >> also ahead, crisis
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stop what you're doing and take a look at this, new video showing a moose leading police on a chase through the streets of manchester new hampshire. an officer chased the moose but couldn't catch him as he dashed through backyards. there was no obstacle too big for the moose. he was even able to jump over cows. that's what mooses do. is that the plural of moose, eventually the officers caught up with him. >> that is a big moose. >> oh, man.
man, it's me against the moose. imagine the officer going home to dinner that night, what'd you do today honey, i chased the moose. the moose won. it is 5:22. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> imagine if you were the moose when he went home what he had to say. [ laughter ] >> stroll into town and the cops chase me. what's the matter with these people. let's take a look outside. we're going to be at temperatures 50 at paramus, 51 bridgeport. elizabeth to staten island, 51. this northeast wind at 14 to 22 miles an hour. we've got humidities in the moderate range. today you're guilty egg on the ferry -- today you're getting on the ferry it's going to be breezy. a northeast wind of 20 across the waters of the harbor. we're going to be looking at sunshine today, a really pretty day. 65 this afternoon. we're going to warm to 70 tomorrow and wednesday we'll talk about that next in your accuweather seven-day forecast. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. debbie duhaime in for heather
in the traffic center. how's it going out there? >> we have a problem over on the deegan bill. as we head to the southbound deegan by yankee stadium, an accident blocking two lanes. watch for volume building quickly through that area. and the southbound harlem river drive into 155th emergency construction slowing you down quite a bit there as well. lets also tell you what's happening in queens. the l.i.e. westbound at wood haven boulevard an accident just report there had as well. alternate side parking rules are suspended. i'll show you a look at the northbound van wyck, some stop- and-go traffic into kew gardens. back over to you. >> 5:23, still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new this morning, it could be a big welcome home party today for the nyu student arrested and detained in north carolina. >> and matt damon's space
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jail for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis. ben bernanke thinks individuals as well as corporations should have been held responsible. the federal government fined major banks and brokerage firms billions of dollars, but there have been no criminal prosecutions. bernanke is promoting his memoir set to be released today. japan's nikkei and hong kong's hang seng showed gains of more than 1 1/2 percent. the dow starts up 200 points, nasdaq and s&p 500 also finished higher on friday. right now futures point to a higher opening. it is 5:27. and new this morning, atm fees have hit record highs. >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson have this morning's business headlines. >> good morning, topping america's money, record high bank fees. >> a new study says the average cost of using an out of network atm is $4.52. the city with the highest atm
>> also at record highs, overdraft fees. the average cost is 33.07. >> the martian has touched down on top of the box office. the space epic starring matt damon as an astronaut left for dead on mars. >> hotel transylvania was second. an embarrassing admission from the ceo of alaska airlines. his own airline lost his bags. >> after a recent flight, the ceo didn't get his luggage until the next day. >> and that's america's money. coming up in our next half hour, crews are combing the rubble left behind in a building explosion. one woman was killed effort the search is on right now for a woman still missing. the very latest on the investigation in a live report. >> we're live on the scene in chelsea where a long island doctor was found dead in the doorway of an apartment building. >> and it's going to be a
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about xeljanz. now new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. right now crews are digging through the rubble left behind by a deadly blast in brooklyn. one woman was killed and we're live as police search for another woman still missing at this hour. >> and it's a breezy, chilly day. start your day. >> at least it's not raining. >> that's a good thing. >> i'm lori stokes. morning with us. itst monday october 5th, and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and evans. >> good morning everybody. hope you had a great weekend. we start off today a little bit on the cool side, not as windy. it is a little breezy. we've got kind of a northeast wind at 6 to 12 miles an hour and the temperature is right around 53 degrees.
we're going to a high of 65. long branch and brick are at 54. sayreville 51 and wrightstown at 50. up to the north, 43 poughkeepsie, white plains, rocklin county about 49 degrees. 39 towards monticello. a lot of sunshine today, it's breezy. 60 by lunchtime, a nice fall feel to the air and pleasant sunshine this afternoon. it's going to get a little warmer as we go into tomorrow and wednesday where temperatures will be near 70 during the day. we'll talk about that and your accuweather seven-day forecast coming up in just a moment. it's weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather's got the day off. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center. >> i have a problem on the deegan. heading to the deegan southbound all lanes subject to closure right by the stadium. it's an accident, looks like an overturned car. deegan southbound subject to closure by the stadium with that accident. on the northbound harlem river drive to the 150s emergency construction, one lane blocked. southbound still moving okay through that stretch. a problem in queens on the l.i.e.
westbound right at woodhaven boulevard. it's an accident one lane blocked approaching the queens midtown tunnel. alternate side parking rules are suspended. metered parking rules remain in effect. let's go outside, i'll show you a look at the goethals bridge moving okay, no problems at the outer bridge crossing. back over to you. thank you. at 5:32, investigators in brooklyn are searching through debris after a deadly gas explosion damaged several buildings. >> the explosion triggered a fire saturday in brooklyn's borough park neighborhood. one woman was killed. the search is now on for another woman still missing. >> eyewitness news reporter dray. >> reporter: good morning ken and lori. you can smell some of that debris in the air here this morning as crews behind me continue their around the clock operation. you can see a lot of that debris sitting in the middle of 13th avenue between 43rd and 42nd streets. crews have been very busy removing all of that rubble,
time moving very delicately as they are still looking for a for. take a look at this video. this was the moment the afternoon. it was a very powerful explosion that rocked the 4200 block of 13th avenue. deagree that explosion actually struck two men and a 9-year-old who just happened to be walking by at the very moment that building exploded. it's believed 64-year-old ligia puello was standing in the stairwell of her apartment building when the explosion happened. she was killed. investigators say she never stood a chance. another tenant who lives on the second floor, 48-year-old francisca figueroa remains missing. figueroa was in the process of moving, and she had planned to take her gas stove with her, which was disconnected. that gas stove has now become the primary focus of the investigation because it's possible that may have been the source of the gas leak that
now figueroa was on the phone with her sister mere minutes before the explosion happened, and we spoke with her sister through a translator. >> she was a fighter, a real hard worker. she never said no to anything. she was very calm and she said she had to clean. it was less than 5 minutes, and i never spoke to her again. >> reporter: and so while crews continue to search, francisca figueroa's family continues to suffer waiting on word whether she will indeed be found inside the rubble. authorities did use k-9s yesterday to help them in their search. meanwhile, five buildings were affected as a result of the explosion. two of them will have to be demolished. the other remaining three where people live, they were all asked to leave the building because of concerns about stability. some of those individuals will be allowed to come back home sometime later on today.
here, very busy in the middle rubble. you can just tell from looking at that pile of rubble in the middle of the street, they have progress. this is at the same time a very delicate operation because they are very much aware they have to find mrs. francisca figueroa who remains missing this morning. we're live in borough park brooklyn, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you dray. it's 5:35, and police remain on the scene outside a chelsea apartment building where a long island doctor was found dead in eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live now with an update on the investigation. kala. >> reporter: lori, police tell us they've interviewed everyone who lives inside this billion. so far no arrests. no one's in custody so far this morning. you can see an officer remains outside the door where this woman was found while her death has a cloud of mystery
police tell us 38-year-old kiersten cerveny was found unconscious in the vestibule of this chelsea building yesterday morning. her friends told police they were out saturday night for night of partying that included drugs and alcohol. police have not released details on what the long island mom was doing in this building, but the neighbors want answers. some have even looked at the surveillance footage from the camera aimed at the front door of the building. >> there was a woman that went in that didn't live in the building. she came out with a different person and that was all that was shown. >> reporter: crime scene investigators remain here. we're told that they have a search warrant to sweep the apartment that she was visiting. later today an autopsy will be done hopefully giving police an answer of how she was killed. we're live here in chelsea, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. after more than five months in captivity, a new york
university student could be set free today by north korea. won-moon joo was arrested in april. north korea has told south korea it will repateuate joo today. a search is on in queens for the driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash. a small memorial has been put up along side college point boulevard in flushing where mariano contreras was struck by an suv. the 41-year-old was dragged nearly 100 feet after being hit. his family is devastated. >> he was my best friend. he was my uncle, he was always thinking about me, thinking about the family, all his brothers. he was one of the best guys in the world. >> contreras' family is calling for the driver to turn himself in. investigators are hoping surveillance video from nearby
businesses will help lead to an arrest. 5:37 and the healing continues in roseburg oregon as the victims of last week's massacre are remembered. just a few hours in umpqua, the community college campus reopens to students and staff. mental health professionals will be on hand providing grief counseling. also classes will not resume until next monday. meantime, a pastor who was also a father of one of the survivors credits victim treven on puck with saving his daughter's lives by using himself as a shield. >> we believe he made a conscious effort to cover my daughter. >> flags around the country will remain at half-staff in honor of the victims through sunset tomorrow. >> amazing stories came out of that, brave, brave stories. it is 5:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with
the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside, shall we? we have some beautiful weather. we have some high clouds that are being sheered off by the upper level winds. other than that it's cool, it's crisp. it's 53 degrees, and we're looking at what's going to be a beautiful day today and a nice stretch of weather days to come this week. the wind remains out of the north at the surface. high clouds are being sheered off by the upper level winds by this low pressure system that's throwing the rain in the carolinas and hurricane joaquin in the atlantic past bermuda. by 8, 9, 10:00, you see we're still into the low and mid-50s. upper 50s by 11:00, 60 at noontime, 65 this afternoon. normal high temperature is about 69 this time of the year. we drop into the 50s after sunset. a beautiful day today. at the bus stop, grab a jacket or a sweater. these kids, they left theirs at lost and found. i don't know, maybe they'll find them later on today.
huckleberry hooligans need to dress warmly. weather then heather every 7 minutes, debbie duhaime is in the traffic center. still trouble on the deegan? >> that's for sure. let's show you a picture of the deegan with our webcam. the deegan southbound, look at this bumper to bumper traffic. as we head to the maps, it's the southbound deegan getting down towards the stadium. an accident in the process of being cleared. also a problem as we head to queens right now over on the l.i.e. westbound at wood haven boulevard. an accident still blocking one lane over there. now alternate side parking suspended city wide. effect. hudson river crossing still moving smoothly. no problems to report, george, lincoln or the holland tunnel. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on or close. metro north new haven line opposite side boarding as you ongoing track work. alternate side parking rules are suspended. thank you.
still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a teenager has quite a story to share after surviving a shark attack but he's not the only one in the same area with a fish tale. >> also ahead, the rough surf over the weekend created a big problem for a jet skier who lost control. why his accident couldn't we are the largest and most diverse school district in america! yet we are one! one point one million students! one thousand eight hundred schools! sharing one common goal. help all kids succeed. we're new york city public school teachers. taking learning to the next level. and parents and the community are on board! all coming together... ...as one. to celebrate the passion and promise of our public schools.
. 5:43, and after five months in captivity, a new york university student has just been set free by north korea. won-moon joo who was arrested in april for allegedly crossing the chinese border and entering north korea illegally. north korea handed him over to south korean officials at the truce village of pan moon jan. a boy in florida is recovering from a shark attack
say could have been much worse. a 12-year-old was surfing with friends yesterday when the shark bit him on the hand. he yelled for help and nearby swimmers rushed to his aid. they helped the boy to shore where lifeguards and paramedics performed first aid. >> guy came like took off his shirt, wrapped it around his hand. a whole bunch of people were calling the police and stuff. >> the boy is expected to make a full recovery, but beachgoers are on edge. a teen was attacked in that same area last week. time is 5:44. a case of being in the right place at the right time. a coast guard training exercise turned into an actual rescue when a man happened to crash his jet ski in the rough waters along the jersey shore. an eyewitness recorded the man riding his personal water craft out of the inlet near point pleasant. there was a powerful wave that knocked him over and threw that jet ski into a jedi.
be training in that same area. a coast guard released video of that's crazy. 5:44. let's check in with bill and your accuweather forecast. >> today we won't have quite that wind to contend with. there will be some breezes out of the north. we take a look from our roof camera. we can see all the way to long island. great visibility, a beautiful day, a nice start to the day with these clear skies. 53 degrees is the temperature. the humidity is dry, the wind is northeast at 10. the pressure 30.23. our mark of fair weather is 30.00. but at 23, 31.23, that strong high pressure, will remain for low 54. so we're right at that to start the day. and sets at 6:30. we're looking at a beautiful sunrise and sunset. feel. week. a shot at some rain comes on
friday, and then the weekend looks like we dry out just in time for that. your air quality is good, uv index is low. it's the pollen count i want to show you. ragweed still low to moderate. my dog yesterday sandy rubbing her face in the ragweed and then she sneezes. i go you realize that's ragweed right, that's why you're sneezing. 52 around north port and massapequa, 51 hauppauge. up to the north, 44 around andover, around sussex county to warren county. always cooler up there, those higher elevations. it's in the 50s around the five boroughs and with a northerly wind it's going to feel like the 40s to start the day. grab a jacket. some of the gusts overnight, 22 around laguardia, 25jfk. that has really been calming down, which is good news. 22-mile an hour winds gusting along the shore. up from the south carried by the high level winds there's some high clouds. the wind at the surface is out of the northeast. so really today you see a couple of things are working to
give us these high clouds. upper level winds sheered up from this low to the south. that's joaquin in the atlantic posing no threats to anybody but the fish. the futurecast, clear skies today and tomorrow, a few clouds on wednesday so we've got a nice stretch of weather even into thursday, so we've got a good quiet week of weather. kiddos grab the jacket. this morning it's on the chilly side. by the afternoon we're at 65. breezy with sunshine. it's going to feel very nice. 65 this afternoon, tomorrow we're looking at 71 with this little ridge of high pressure in between systems. eventually, this front will come to us and give us a shot at a shower, but that's not going to be until maybe on friday. so temperatures this morning will tap out about 51 around the park. this afternoon we're looking at mid-60s around the park here. 63, 64 long island, 64 coastal connecticut, 62 down on the shore. sunny and pleasant, northerly breeze. tonight it's clear and cool. we're in the 40s in the suburbs again. tomorrow 71 degrees, that's a little bit above normal for
this time of the year, and then wednesday we're at 71, and then on friday we could have a little sprinkle or a shower that passes right on through, and we have 60s and 50s for weekend. i froze to death on saturday. >> uh-oh. >> my daughter had a field hockey game. so i'm lucky to be alive. here. >> it was so cold on saturday, cloudy, windy, drizzly. >> children, they don't care. they don't feel it. >> they never do. >> they rebound. >> they're running around like crazy having fun. >> station zebra it was so cold. debbie duhaime you have some issues on the l.i.e. in queens now? >> yes, we do, and i'll tell you what's happening. lets go right over to the maps, and i'll warn everybody about this one. it's the l.i.e. westbound at wood haven boulevard in queens. an accident blocking one lane. watch out for a buildup. deegan southbound by the
lets go outside, i'll show you a wash cam. here's the tappan zee bridge in the distance moving fine heading into westchester county. alternate side parking rules are suspended. back over to you. >> thank you. it is 5:49. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the new push for better technology to help figure out the path of the next dangerous hurricane. >> how a community came together to help a bride to be
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one polar orbiting weather satellite down from the current two. the obama administration asked for $380 million for the new satellites but the senate bill has just 135 million and the house version zero. >> with sequestration, you get all kinds of cuts that you never should be making and this is one of them. they're quiet until we had a week like we had this past week where no one knew where joaquin was going to hit. >> schumer also says the shortage of funding for computer modeling made joaquin's path harder to predict. it is 5:52, and a man and woman from missouri used the power of love and the internet to keep mother nature from raining on their wedding day. >> if anyone in the area can actually marry us that would be greatly appreciated. >> record flooding in charleston south carolina this weekend threatened to wash away brittany and jason hudex's wedding day. they improvised, a televised
minute photographer and a local lawmaker and they had their ceremony performed. >> ladies and gentlemen, may i be the first and proudest to present to you mr. and mrs. jason houdeck. the houdecks also had help from the armed forces. a military humvee picked up the groomsmen to get them through the flood waters and someone donated food for the reception. >> very sweet. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, crews are getting their first good look at the destruction left behind after a house exploded and caught fire in brooklyn killing
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got a northerly wind out there from 13 to 16 miles an hour, a north, northeast wind, humidities are dry, and you've got a little bit of wind to come over from staten island on the ferry today or jersey city or brooklyn, you're going to be coming across the hudson river, got a little bit of some wind out there, and a cool crisp water temperature now. sunshine, breezy weather, 60 at noon with a northerly wind. grab the jackets. i call it your warm gear. you'll need that today, kiddos at the bus stop. sunshine, and cool, 65 by afternoon. it's debbie duhaime, got some trouble on the long island expressway in queens i hear. >> that's for sure. good morning bill, good morning everybody. we'll start off on the l.i.e. westbound heading right into woodhaven boulevard in queens. accident still blocking one lane there. it's still heavy on the deegan southbound getting down towards the stadium. that earlier accident was just cleared out of the way. also a problem reported on route 1. route 1 moving slowly northbound into old post road in edison with a car fire reported at least one lane
blocked. alternate side parking rules are suspended. metered parking rules in effect. back to you, lori, ken. 5:57. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a brooklyn neighborhood rocked by a deadly blast, what we're learning about the cause of an explosion as a family holds out hope their missing loved one will be found alive. new details on a terrifying crash over the weekend that sent a city bus into a home in queens, charges one driver is now facing.
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