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woman from brooklyn missing after an explosion tore apart an apartment building. we're live as investigators try to piece together what happened. >> new details on the doctor from long island found dead in police. >> and incredible video in the midst of a catastrophic flooding incident in south carolina. mother and her baby pulled to in. >> and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is monday october 5th, and you're never more than 7 traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> this morning i was just looking outside. we've got some high clouds. we've got cool temperatures, and we're going to be looking at a nice start to your day. here's our roof camera looking across towarded east river. this morning the temperatures start out looking at 50-degree temperatures around long island, and north port and massapequa is 52 and down the jersey shore is 54 and 40s up
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to the north around 39 around monticello. grab a jacket or a sweater. we'll be at 60 by noontime, 65 this afternoon. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center in for heather this morning. you've got troubles out there this morning, got a car fire going on. >> a car fire on route 1. if you're heading to route 1 northbound, watch for that car fire, at least one lane blocked. an issue as well with the lirr. over on the lirr, port jefferson branch, watch for delays due to a broken rail in cold spring harbor. we'll keep an eye on that for you. metro north and new jersey transit on time. metro north on the new haven line opposite side boarding west haven strafford and milford stations as well because of track work. l.i.e. westbound at woodhaven boulevard. it's an accident being cleared. lets go over to our webcam. here's a look at 18 northbound, moving slowly up toward route 1. route 1 northbound, it's a car fire. alternate side suspended. back to you. ken, lori . s it's 6:01 in brooklyn,
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woman still missing after an explosion blew apart an apartment building. the family of francisca figueroa says she lived in the building on 13th avenue and has not been seen since. a huge blast apparently fueled by natural gas rocked the borough park neighborhood saturday afternoon. eyewitness news reporter dray dray. >> reporter: good morning already wee, on 13th avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets remain closed. behind me you can see the sore spot which remains the focal point for investigators and crews working around the clock. on one hand they are clearing the debris. other than the they're working delicately realizing as they clear the rubble there is still one woman who is unaccounted for. you mentioned the power of that explosion that happened on saturday. surveillance video captured the moment it happened here on the 4200 block of 13th avenue. it rocked the block.
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it rocked area, and debris from the explosion actually struck two men and a 9-year-old who were walking by as the explosion happened. now t is believed that 64-year- old ligia puello was standing in the stairwell of the apartment building when that explosion happened, and she was killed. authorities say she really did not stand a chance of survival at all. another tenant who lives on the second floor, 48-year-old francisca figueroa remains missing this morning. authorities say figueroa was in the process of moving and with her. that gas stove has now become the primary focus of the investigation as it could be the very source of the gas leak that caused the explosion. meanwhile, investigators say they are conducting their search, and they are doing so very delicately. >> fdny and nypd are taking it very slowly. it's an active investigation,
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still may be one body in the building. >> and back here live with a live look, you can see all that rubble and debris piling up in the middle of the street. again, investigators still working, a number of members from the fdny are here as well. five buildings were affected as a result of the explosion. two of those buildings have to be demolished and a number of people were asked to leave the three remaining buildings, and they may be allowed to return sometime as early as today. we also know k-9s were brought in yesterday and will assist investigators again as they methodically and slowly go through that rubble in their search to find francisca figueroa. we're live this morning in brooklyn, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. it's 6:04. it has been nearly 24 hours since a long island dermatologist was found in a manhattan building and how she died is still a mystery. police are waiting for the medical examiner to determine
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kiersten cerveny's cause of death. the 38-year-old was discovered inside the doorway of 221 west 16th street in chelsea yesterday morning. she was pronounced dead at the hospital. police don't know why she was there. >> all i know, she could have just been walking down the street to her car at the wrong time but it just seems like a very odd time of the day for something like this to happen. everybody, like i said knows everybody around here. and for it to happen around 8 in the morning is a little strange. >> police are examining video from a camera that was mounted outside the building. cerveny's husband has been 6:05. we've learned overnight that a driver is now facing charges in a crash involving a bus that left a dozen people hurt in queens. police say 24-year-old chevon parchment crashed into a bus sending it into several parked cars and a home in jamaica saturday night after refusing to stop for police.
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after the crash, police say they found more than 60 baggies of crack cocaine in his car. parchment is charged with drug possession and reckless endangerment. no one was seriously hurt. the mother accused of throwing her newborn daughter out of a bronx apartment building is due in court today. jennifer was held in jail after the death of her newborn baby girl. prosecutors in westchester county are continuing their review of berry's infant son who died seven years ago. at the time the medical examiner ruled the death natural causes. it's 6:06. developing right now, south carolina being hit with heavy rain after days of deadly and historic flooding. the coast guard airlifted a woman and her baby to safety yesterday as flooding took over the streets of her neighborhood. more than a foot of rain fell overnight in columbia south carolina where hundreds of people were pulled out of the rising flood waters. right now schools are closed and there are curfews in place
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the rain is not expected to let up anytime soon. >> we're anticipating another 2 to 6 inches of the rain from columbia to myrtle beach, and we're not anticipating any significant clearing or sunny skies until tuesday. >> at least seven people have been killed in both north and south carolina in this severe weather. rescue crews will be searching door to door to see if anyone is trapped inside flooded homes. two coast guard cutters have searched through the night for any sign of el faro, the missing u.s. cargo ship with 33 crew members aboard. contact was lost with the ship thursday as hurricane joaquin battered the southeastern bahamas. the only confirmed trace of the el faro is a life ring that was found saturday. search crews have also found a massive debris filled with wood, styrofoam and pieces of a shipping container. authorities have not confirmed
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the material came from the ship. in the race for president, hillary clinton is set to propose new gun control measures less than a week after the deadly community college shooting in oregon. laterred to in new hampshire, clinton will call for universal background checks and for the ban of military style assault weapons. clinton has blasted republicans for in her words putting the ahead of american families. donald trump's double-digit leads have faded away in iowa and new hampshire. trump still does lead the pack. a new maris poll shows that ben carson is on trump's heels in iowa, just 5 points behind, and in new hampshire, carly fiorina is roaring ahead closing to within 5 points of trump. 6:08. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> let's take a look outside. good morning, we look from our camera on the roof, and we're looking across central park to the east. sun's coming up. sun's officially up a few minutes before 7:00, and we have some high clouds. we've got some middle clouds as
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you see there, some altocumulus clouds and a temperature of 53 degrees. starting off very cool, breezy, the winds still out of the north and northeast. we've got these clouds coming up from the south while the north wind comes across. a couple of systems in the atlantic, the upper level winds continue to sheer off clouds and bring those to the north. we're going to have a nice dry day. 53 by 8:00, 60 at noontime. mid-60s this afternoon. it's going to be a nice, sunny, fall day. it will feel great. you need a jacket or sweater this morning. it will be breezy and cooler at the bus stop. and it's going to get warmer. we'll talk about that next in your accuweather seven-day forecast. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center in for heather this morning. what's the latest? >> we still have the delay on the lirr on the port jeff branch. the problem is a broken rail east of cold spring harbor. expect delays on the port jeff branch of the lirr. metro north running on or close. remember, opposite side boarding on the new haven line
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new jersey transit on time. on the northbound van wyck into hillside avenue, a collision blocking the lane. watch for delays over on route 1 northbound into old post road in edison with a car fire and going outside to the webcam, here's a look at route 1 northbound getting up through new brunswick, not too bad. up in edison expect delays. alternate side parking rules are suspended. back over to you, ken, lori. thank you. new this morning, new york state police putting a man behind bars accused of threatening to shoot up a local mall. >> also ahead, the supreme court gets back to work today following an historic session, the big cases that could be decided next. >> and whether you're a mets or yankee's fan it's time for
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welcome back, it's 6:13. the death toll has climbed to 22 at the afghan hospital that was bombed saturday in kunduz. ten of those killed were patients including three children according to doctors without borders. the other 12 were staff members. doctors without borders reportedly has withdrawn its people from that site. u.s. forces in afghanistan confirm there was an air strike targeting insurgents near the hospital.
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demanded an independent investigation. later this week, in-house republicans will select who they want as their next speaker, and now another member of the gop is throwing his hat into the ring. utah representative jason caffetz. he says he is running for speaker. he'll be a long shot challenge to the republican's current number 2 in the house, majority leader kevin mccarthy. he says mccarthy lacks support to become house speaker adding the current house leaders don't deserve an automatic promotion. supreme court starts its new session today with a slate 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 hot topics including affirmative action and higher education, public employee unions may also venture into contraception coverage and abortion rights.
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for the first time since 2006, both new york baseball teams are going to be playing meaningful october games in the same season. starts tomorrow night in the bronx, the yankees end their three-year playoff hiatus by hosting houston. the winner heads to kansas city to start the division series thursday. the mets back in the post season after a nine-year drought. the national league east champs don't play until friday in l. a. they meet the dodgers in game 1 of the division series. oh, oh. can you smell -- >> i can, yes. >> i can. >> oh, excited. 6:15. >> this is a great time of year. >> introduce me. >> meteorologist bill evans live outside of our studios. >> ta da. >> here we go, we take a look outside this morning the it's a nice fall day. it's one of those kind of cool, it's crisp. it's breezy. it's not too cold, and it's not as windy as it was over the
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weekend when we had 20 and 30 here's a look outside. before 7:00. this is our look from new newark airport. 53 degrees. the humidity is dry. the winds are northeast at 10, and the pressure is 30.23, which is above, you know, 30.00, which is our normal, you know, mark of fair weather. it's looking absolutely gorgeous as far as the winds and the barometer and all that is from high pressure coming into the area building in making for a great day. sets at 6:32. we'll have a beautiful sunrise normal high is 68. we're going to get close to that today, we'll get above a pleasant week with temperatures around 70. we've got a shot of rain but not until friday. we're looking at low 50s today, 50 in the bronx, 53 around manhattan and down toward the battery. 52 to 56 across long island. coastal connecticut about 51. 40s up to the north. you'll see the wind this morning are out of the north and out of the northeast.
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the south. that's because the upper level winds are sheering some of these clouds off from some of these storms to the south. one along the atlantic putting all that rain into the carolinas you've been hearing about and then joaquin is way out in the atlantic. it's headed out into the atlantic harming no one, just kind of scaring the fish a bit. today we're looking at a nice day after school kiddos, 65, partly sunny, breezy. it's a little chilly this morning. grab a jacket or a sweater at the bus stop. 65 this afternoon, a little cooler than normal, but to 71. that's a degree or two warmer than normal. we kind of balance things out here. temperatures this morning will be around 51 in the five boroughs to 41 up to the north. we're looking at sunshine this afternoon, 64 long island, 64 coastal connecticut. 62 down the jersey shore. a northerly breeze today, 65. grab a coat this morning. you need that. later on this afternoon will feel very nice. 40s in the
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five boroughs and around long island. coastal connecticut. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. pleasant sunshine on tuesday and wednesday, sunny and nice and fall-like still on thursday, and there's that chance of a spotty shower on friday which then sets us up for a nice weekend. there you go. >> your work is done. >> voila. have a great day. >> thank you bill. >> debbie duhaime has been pretty busy in that traffic center. >> that's for sure. good morning ken, lori, bill, good morning to everybody. we'll start off by telling you what's happening on the lirr on the port jefferson branch, still seeing delays because of a broken rail east of cold spring harbor. metro north running on or close, just watch for some changes in boarding at the west haven, strafford and milford stations. new jersey transit on time. northbound van wyck getting into hillside avenue, it's an accident being cleared, and let's go outside to our camera. i want to show you the l.i.e. westbound, building quickly here on the l.i.e. westbound getting our to our van dam street in queens. it's an accident still being
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on the money this morning, wall street begins the week higher despite less than expected job numbers announced on friday. the dow jones starts today 200 points up at 16472. nasdaq composite begins at 4707 and the s&p 500 begins at 1951. futures are also higher right now. >> overseas japan's nikkei average closed a bit higher and hong kong -- actually it was about 1% higher and hong kong's hang seng added more than 1%. the previous federal reserve chair says some wall street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in
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the 2008 financial crisis. in his new memoir coming out today, ben bernanke says he thinks individuals should have been held accountable. prosecutions. atm fees are being driven habits. card withdrawals at atms down 41 percent this decade, ask fees going up to make up if the drop in business. the average cost for using an automated teller machine has risen to $4.50 per transaction. at some machines depending on the circumstances, the fee could go as high as $8. >> that's crazy. so because we don't use atms enough they're going to raise it to like 8 bucks because we're not using it enough. that's nuts. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> if you're taking the ferry
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today from staten island or from jersey city, let's take a look at what's going on there. down in the harbor water temperature about 66. we're looking at a north, northeast wind. if you're taking the ferry from port jeff to bridgeport, that wind's gusting out there, 7, 12, 15 miles per hour winds. temperatures in the 50s. 46 morristown. new city's 47. 51 around newark. we've got that wind out of the north and the northeast today, not as severe as yesterday. some dry humidities and a little bit of a bumpy ride on the staten island ferry. sunshine today, noontime temperature 60 degrees. a nice fall afternoon at 65 and unlike these huckleberries put on a coat and sweater kiddos, bus stop temperature about 55. debbie duhaime in for heather today. what a surprise. there's a delay on the long island railroad. >> can you believe it. on the lirr we have a delay on the port jefferson branch, it's all due to a broken rail. let's also go to the webcam. i want to show you a problem on the l.i.e. this is the l.i.e.
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it's an accident being cleared. watch for this delay out towards the queens midtown tunnel. alternate side parking rules are suspended for religious observant. back over to you. thank you. 6:25 now. the fbi warning colleges near philadelphia about a social media threat. federal officials say that a posting that was seen on social media threatened violence at a philadelphia area college or university this afternoon. no specific school was named but some colleges including temple university alerted students that they should expect extra security on campus just as a precaution. it's 6:25, and there is a 134-year-old lady in south jersey who needs some help to get a facelift. father time and lots of blowing sand have worn down lucy the elephant. the tourist attraction near atlantic city needs her wood replaced, and a new coat of paint. the price of the project $58,000. the group that maintains lucy
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it is selling t-shirts and using websites to raise the cash. >> i could use a new coat of paint myself. that's a whole other story. it's 6:26 and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, searching through the rubble, a horrible tragedy that happened. a woman still missing 36 hours after there was a big blast inside an apartment. the latest on the investigation coming up. >> a doctor from long island found dead in manhattan but still many questions remain on how she died. >> and the contentious issues on the table for pope francis this morning as he meets with hundreds of bishops. >> also at 6:26, meteorologist
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in brooklyn killing one woman and leaving another family fearing the worst. >> and a day on the water for a jet skier takes a dangerous turn off the jersey shore. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us, it's monday october 5th, and you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> this morning we're looking at a cool and crisp morning, a little bit on the chilly side. grab a jacket or a sweater. we've got a little wind out of the north here. we're looking at temperatures of 53 degrees in the park as we look across the jackie onassis reservoir at the sunrise. 52 at north port and massapequa, 56 montauk. mid-40s around poughkeepsie, 39 monticello. so today by noontime, it's 60, a nice fall day, a little northeast wind, certainly not the 20, 30 miles an hour wind gusts we had yesterday. clear and cool looking at a great day, 65 degrees later on. all right, debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center in for
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heather this morning looking at the commute. what's the latest? >> good morning bill, good morning everybody. on the lirr port jeff branch still seeing delays due to a broken rail east of cold spring harbor. metro north is on time, opposite side boarding, west haven strafford and milford stations with ongoing track work, new jersey transit on time. george looks okay, lincoln 10, holland 10 minutes in. watch for a problem on 6 eastbound towards 293 and woodbury with an accident being cleared and the palisades parkway south. also a problem at the throgs neck bridge, throgs neck bridge heading into queens. it's an accident in the process of being cleared, and again, alternate side parking rules are suspended for religious observance. metered parking rules are in effect. we're going to go over to john del giorno high over the l.i.e. >> we begin the morning on the l.i.e. westbound of van dam street with an accident, two lanes were blocked on the main line.
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one vehicle still left over there on the westbound service road. all lanes on the main line have been reopened. traffic is moving well but delays still heavier than normal. we'll pull the shot out and take you back to the elevated portion of the l.i.e. you can see the bumper-to- bumper volume. you might want to think about using the grand central. we're live over queens, john del giorno channel 7 eyewitness news. >> john thank you. it's 6:32. a developing story this morning, we're awaiting the results of a medical examiner's report into the mysterious death of a prominent doctor, 38- year-old kiersten cerveny was found dead at an apartment building this chelsea 20 miles from her home on long island. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live on the scene with the clues that police are working with so far. kala. >> reporter: right, lori. this is one bizarre story. police right now have a search warrant. they're inside this building in the apartment sweeping it for evidence. it was the apartment that this
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doctor was visiting. so far police tell us they've also interviewed everyone in this building, but no one is in custody. police tell us 38-year-old kiersten cerveny was found unconscious in this vestibule of the chelsea building yesterday morning. cerveny is married. she has a family and was a doctor living on long island. now the death of this dermatologist has a cloud of mystery surrounding it. her friends told police they were out saturday night for a 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 here want some answers. some have even looked at the surveillance footage from the camera aimed at the front door of the building. >> there's a woman that went in that didn't live in the building, and so she came out with a different person and that was all that was shown. >> reporter: so in addition to police interviewing the guys in the video, police have also interviewed her husband as well.
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all he knew is that she was out for a girl's night, didn't know that anything else would be going on here, and also, later today an autopsy will be done. the medical examiner should be able to tell police an exact cause of death. we're live in chelsea. kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 6:34 is our time. in brooklyn one woman is dead, another still missing from a gas explosion that literally blew apart a three-story building. surveillance cameras across the street scene. ligia puello was killed in that blast, and this morning authorities are trying to determine what exactly caused it. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live in borough park with the story. >> reporter: good morning ken. you can still smell smoke from all of that debris and rubble that's been removed behind me. teams of men and women have been working around the clock since saturday right there in the middle of 13th avenue between 43rd and 42nd streets. you can see that pile of rubble and debris. that operation continues this morning. also, they are moving very
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delicately because there is still one woman who is still unaccounted for. now surveillance video as you said a moment ago showed the moment, the very moment the explosion happened saturday afternoon here on the 4200 block of 13th avenue. debris from that explosion actually struck two men and a 9- year-old who were walking by when it happened. 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 this morning. authorities say figueroa was in the process of moving from her second floor apartment, and she planned to take her gas stove with her. that gas stove has now become the primary focus of the investigation as it could be the -- the stove could be the source of the gas leak that ignited the explosion on saturday. now figueroa was on the phone with her sister mere minutes
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and we spoke with her sister through a translator. 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: while investigators are searching francisca figueroa's family is suffering waiting on word to here. k-9s are here on scene assisting as they delicately go through that rubble. five buildings were affected as a result of the explosion. two of those buildings had to be demolished and close to 50 people were displaced from the three remaining buildings, and they were assisted by the american red cross. they may be allowed to to their apartment building sometime today. in the meanwhile, those individuals that are displaced
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can encouraged to call 311. that search to find francisca figueroa continues at the same time investigators are clearing up that rubble to try to find a definitive reason for that massive explosion that happened here on saturday afternoon. we're live in brooklyn, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you dray. 6:37, in queens a small memorial has been put up on college point boulevard in flushing marking the spot where mariano contreras was struck by a hit and run driver yesterday morning. police say the 41-year-old was dragged nearly 100 feet after being hit. the driver sped away without stopping. investigators are hoping surveillance video from nearby businesses will help lead to an arrest. in the bronx we have learned new details about a shooting that left a woman dead. police are trying to find this man, 31-year-old amaro -- jennifer ortiz was shot in the head. police believe the suspect
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trove off in a dark colored honda accord. new this orange county and new york state troopers arrested a man as he threatened to shoot people at the galleria mall in middletown. police say jeffrey baker first confronted the staff and residents of a group home as they walked in the parking lot. he then allegedly threatened to shoot several women in a sears store. baker was arrested inside the mall but no weapon found. a coast guard training exercise turned into a rescue when a man crashed his jet ski on the jersey shore. now the man was out for a ride near point pleasant when he hit some rough water. a powerful wave knocked him over throwing the jet ski into a jetty. the coast guard helicopter from atlantic city was training in that area. the crew spotted the man in the water and pulled him to safety. 6:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we're looking at the gw be,
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from the fort lee new jersey side this morning back towards the sunrise. sun is officially up at 4 minutes before 7:00. well, right now it's 53 degrees. we've got some cloudy skies, a little break of sun as the dawn comes up and we're looking at the jackie onassis reservoir. 53 degrees, a cloudy sky. the wind is coming out of the north and that's going to make it a nice chilly, crisp, cool morning today, so grab a jacket or a sweater. 53 at 8:00. it's 60 by noontime, 65 this afternoon, and we're minus the real gusty wind. we'll have a wind out of the northeast today at about 6 to 12 miles per hour. we'll have a beautiful sunset coming up with temperatures dropping on into the 50s. i call it the warm gear. you'll need today. jackets and sweaters and that kind of thing. after school, 65. great weather for being outside after school and after school sports. i give it a b debbie duhaime for bright and breezy. >> okay. we'll take it. good morning bill and good morning everybody.
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right now getting about a d on the lirr. the problem is on the port jeff branch. it's a broken rail east of cold spring harbor. that's what's causing the delays, metro north and new jersey transit on time, just some changes on the new haven line for boarding as you head to the west haven, strafford and milford stations. the 10 at the holland, if we're going outside let's take a look at the northbound van wyck. the northbound side of the van wyck some stop-and-go traffic here getting up and out towards kew gardens. the earlier problems cleared on the northbound van wyck into kew. alternate side parking rules are suspended. metered parking rules in effect. back to you. >> thank you. 6:40. still ahead, flags at half- staff across the country in honor of nine people gunned down at a community college in oregon, and today the campus reopens for the first time since the massacre. >> torrential rains on both sides of the globe.
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typhoon lashing parts of asia. >> and a major donation coming today to benefit students at
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dead, more than 160 hurt after a powerful typhoon made landfall triggering several tornadoes. the storm hit southern china yesterday afternoon. thousands of people were in that area for china's week-long holiday. they were evacuated to hotels when strong winds prevented them from leaving the region. in the philippines there are dozens of fishermen missing after the same storm swept through. 6:44. happening today, the oregon community college that was the scene of a massacre last week does finally reopen, umpqua community college campus opens its doors to students and staff. mental health professionals will be providing on campus grief sharing. classes will not resume until next monday. flags around the country will remain at half-staff in honor of the nine people killed through sunset tomorrow. pope francis has told 300 cardinals bishops and priests that their three week sin nod is not a parliament where negotiations take place. francis says they must let
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it's being called the most anticipated gathering of church leaders since the second vatican council a half century ago. they'll discuss the treatment of gay catholics and how to approach couples who wish to be together without being married. it pays to think big at nyu. the university is getting a $100 million donation. >> is that from you? >> yes. >> it's his alma mater. and it's going to mean also a name change. in return for that donation, the nyu polytechnic school of engineering in brooklyn will change its name to the tendon school of engineering. the donors have challenged the school to raise a separate $50 million for scholarships. >> if i had it, i would make a donation. good morning america is coming up next. george stephanopoulos live in time square. >> come on ken, pony up. >> not 100-mil. >> we're covering that
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catastrophic flooding in south carolina. once in a generation, you see the flood waters right there. at least seven deaths reported. hundreds of water rescues. ginger tracking it this morning. we have an abc news exclusive. one of survived that oregon college shooting speaking out, sharing a terrifying story, how she made it out alive. gma is investigating the potential dangers of -- 12 at the times linked to carbon monoxide poisoning when these cars are left running you don't know it. we're going to have tips on how you can keep yourself and your family safe. >> wow that is important to check out. we'll be watching thank you very much george. >> 6:46. time to get a check on your accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans live outside our studios on the upper west side. >> here we go. let's take a look outside ask show you what's going on. we are at sunrise, we're going to call it down. the sunrise is going to be beautiful. temperatures starting off cool and crisp.
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where the sun's coming up across the jackie onassis reservoir. 53 degrees. a dry humidity. pressure 30.23. it has been steady. that's nice, strong high pressure that is over us. the sun's officially up in a few minutes at about 6:56. 4 minutes before 7. we'll have a beautiful sunrise and a beautiful sunset. we've got less wind today. it will feel great. nice and fall-like. sunny and pleasant through much of the week and a shot at rain comes on friday. so today we're really looking at that pollen count. the air quality is going to be great. the pollen count for ragweed still up there. this is ragweed season. got this north to a northeast wind at about 10, 7, 15 miles an hour, certainly less than yesterday. clouds are streaming up from the south from the upper level winds, the wind at the surface is north, northeast. the upper level winds carrying some high clouds. and we're going to be looking at a nice day. after school about 65 degrees. we'll have plenty of sunshine. enjoy, you just need a jacket or a sweater at the bus stop this morning. tomorrow it's a little warmer.
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degrees, a really pretty day. your accuweather forecast goes like this. temperatures this morning around 51 in the five boroughs to 41 north and west. 65 around the five boroughs this afternoon. 64 long island, 62 down the jersey shore around 61 coastal connecticut. so a pleasant afternoon at 65 degrees. that will feel nice. tonight's a cool and crisp night, back into the 40s north and west, and tomorrow it's sunny with a high of 71. wednesday we're at 71. thursday 70. a shot at a spotty shower on friday with a front sliding through, and that will make us a little cooler. we'll have nice sunshine coming up for the weekend. at least that's the way it looks right now, temperatures in the 60s. weather. we are still short rainfall, 6 inches, 6 and a quarter inches short of normal rainfall. we could use some rain, but you know, these are our driest months. it's harvest time, you know in along. even november is a pretty dry month too. we'll keep our fingers crossed. >> and you know the song take
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not so much right now. >> not right now. good morning ken, lori bill and good morning everybody. over on the downtown a train, seeing some delays right now due to signal problems in brooklyn. also lirr still seeing delays on the port jeff branch. it's all due to that broken rail east of cold spring harbor. let's go to the hudson, about 10 at the george, lincoln 20, holland 10 and delays at the airport on arrivals. let's see what's happening as you head over to 6 eastbound to 293 in woodbury a crash at the palisades parkway south. a collision thereto there. the inbound gowanus moving slowly towards the prospect and alternate side parking rules are suspended. for religious observance metered parking rules in effect. back to you. it's 6:49 and a huge honor for a professor at a local university, taking home a nobel prize, details just ahead. >> we have breaking news a
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the results were announced minutes ago, the nobel prize for medicine goes to three people, one of those winners close to home, 85-year-old dr. william campbell is currently a rise fellow at drew university in new jersey. the nobel prize committee says all three winners have fundamentally changed the treatments of hundreds of millions of people suffering from malaria and the roundworm parasite. congratulations doc. >> very much so. >> awesome. >> up next, a look at your top hand-crafted...layer by layer. the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall
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right now investigators are on the scene of a building explosion in brooklyn where one woman remains unaccounted for. >> eyewitness news reporter dray clark live from borough park with the latest on this story. >> reporter: good morning, this is still a very active scene with teams of investigators coming and going and working around the clock since saturday. they're removing that rubble you can see behind me. at the same time working delicately realizing there's still one victim unaccounted for. this is that surveillance video showing the moment the explosion happened on saturday afternoon. it is believed that 64-year-old ligia puello was standing in the stairwell of that 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 authorities say figueroa was in the process of moving and planned to take her gas stove. that gas stove has now become investigation as it could be
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the source of the gas leak that caused the explosion. back here live now k-9 dogs are also here as well assisting investigators with that search. investigators sometime later on this morning to get an update on their search. close to 50 people were displaced as a result of the explosion. some of those people could be allowed to return home as early as this morning, but they are encouraged to call 311 to get more information on when they can return home. we're live in brooklyn, dray news. thank you. police hope an autopsy will determine what killed a long island doctor found in the building. kiersten cerveny was found unresponsive on west 16th street in chelsea. police don't know how or why she ended up at that building. hospital. the 38-year-old dermatologist was out partying with friends saturday night. a driver is facing drug charges after police say he caused a train reaction crash
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involving a bus that left a dozen people hurt. investigators say 24-year-old chevon parchment crashed into the bus sending it into a house after refusing to pull over for police. after the crash police say they found more than 60 small bags of crack cocaine in his car. no one was seriously hurt. another check on your morning commute now with debbie duhaime. >> thank you lori. first of all go to the maps and tell you about a problem on the northbound new jersey turnpike towards 13a in elizabeth. it's an accident blocking a lane. a train downtown delays with signal problems at lafayette avenue. lirr port jeff branch watch for delays with a broken rail by cold spring harbor. 10. still seeing delays at the airports on arrivals, and let's see what's happening here on 6 eastbound at 293, woodbury a crash, palisades parkway south exit 6 in armageburg, a collision to watch out for. a problem on the throgs neck bridge into queens a disabled car.
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i want to show you 1 and 9 northbound moving slowly here. let's go to our other camera. here's a look at the new jersey turnpike northbound by 13a, that accident still out here in the center lane. alternate side parking rules are suspended. let's take a look outside, johnny d. and news copter 7 is over mare neck in westchester county giving us this beautiful shot of the long island sound and these altocumulus clouds, johnny d. in news copter 7 and you know he's in high definition where we're looking at a cool morning, a little breezy, 53 degrees. it's going to be a nice day. 60 by lunchtime, 65 this afternoon, clear and cool tonight, and then tomorrow it's a little warmer, 71 and 70 by thursday, spotty shower by friday. enjoy. have a great day. it's nice fall weather. >> thank you bill. >> and that's the news for now, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your monday
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have good morning, america. the flood of a lifetime. >> there he goes. >> an epic storm hammers the east coast. the governor of south carolina calls it a once in a 1,000-year event. fast moving waters washing cars away. entire neighborhoods underwater. roads destroyed. >> everything. my car. my pictures. >> the military mobilized. the coast guard rescues families from rooftops. the water still rising. we have live team coverage. new this morning. hillary's big announcement. set to make headlines on gun control today. will her star turn on "saturday night live" liven up her poll numbers. the young woman who survived
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