tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC October 9, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
>> it's the weekend. 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. >> good morning it's 4:30, developing right now, the man accused of sexually assaulting several boys near schools in the bronx is in custody. >> and we're following breaking
touching, public lewdness and three counts of sexual abuse. starting in august boyden is accused of targeting teenage boys, in some cases offering them money to help him carry his bags. the victims range from age from 12 to 15. surveillance video of the suspect was released and had many residents in this area on edge especially since there are three schools in this neighborhood near this park. teachers talked about their fear. >> it scares me as a teacher in the community and especially because of all the kids, you know, we see them every day for their safety we just want them to be safe. >> now before his arrest there were three known incidents that he was linked to, but after his arrest we've now learned about a fourth incident in which boyden allegedly texted a 13- year-old boy some kind of lewd picture and also offered him money for sex as well. reporting live in the bronx, rob powers channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:33.
we have breaking news in new jersey, several people are recovering after someone opened fire outside a home in elizabeth. four men were shot in the arms and legs and are being treated injuries. investigators say the shooter fired shots just after no arrests have been made. on long island an ambulance and the prisoner accused of taking it are back where they belong this morning. suffolk county police say melena sillsby. sillsbi now back in custody. a funeral will be held today for the hospital employee found dead inside a bathroom at montefiore medical center. friends and family gathered last night in the bronx for anthony iuso's wake. he was found five days later locked inside a public restroom
in the hospital. the investigation into his death continues. his funeral will be held this morning at st. francis xavier church. flags will be flown at half- staff in paterson to honor a soldier killed in train. kevin rodriguez died after being shot during a training exercise at fort campbell in kentucky. it happened on tuesday. his death is considered an accident. a wake will be held for the paterson native sunday afternoon. rodriguez's funeral is scheduled for monday morning. 4:35. today bill cosby will give his deposition after being accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl at the playboy mansion. a judge ruled the deposition will be sealed at least through december. cosby is being sued by a woman who says the comedian mried her with alcohol and sexually abused her when she was only 15 years old.
in the last year 15 women have accused cosby of rape. police have released a picture of two people they want to talk to in connection with a stabbing that american hero in the french train attack. police in california want to identify the two men believed to be involved in the stabbing of stone is in serious condition after the attacks. surveillance video shows stone in his hometown of sacramento fighting with several people outside a bar. >> he underwent surgery and was unit. while he has sustained extensive injuries, we anticipate he will make a full recovery. fans. the mets begin their playoff series with the dodgers in los angeles. the team's first post season game in nine years. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live at citi field with the tough story, more on what's at stake.
here, pride and so much more. the team has not played a playoff game since 2006. the team's been on the west coast since wednesday. take a look at this video. the national league east champs hit the field at dodgers stadium yesterday to try to work off some rust. neither team has played since sunday. the mets and dodgers faced off last time new york was in the playoffs. the mets swept l. a. in the '06 series. tonight starting pitcher jacob degrom was in high school during that series. he's thrilled to be on the mound. >> when our pitching staff, when they told me i had game 1 i was really honored and to maybe be able to go two games this series. i was honored about that. i don't know. i'm excited about it though. >> reporter: the first pitch is scheduled for 9:45 tonight.
in l. a., the third game monday right here. we're live in queens, mallory hoff channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. sports reporter laura behnke is in los angeles and we'll have live reports later today. hockey history will be made tonight in brooklyn. the islanders play their first regular season game at their new home. thethey move to brooklyn after 43 years at nassau. i i can't believe after all these years i have to have that debate with someone. >> you were ready for it. >> yes i was. i was prepared. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. [ laughter ] >> i had a debate with somebody yesterday that the next hurricane is el nino. >> i know, stop. >> because it was after joaquin, the letter l, lnino.
temperatures 63 degrees and we're looking at a muggy morning. you walk outside, you'll feel that humidity and in some spots there's a little fog. it's really warm. we're going to be looking at showers and thunderstorms that are off to our west. today certainly not a washout by any means. we are going to be looking at showers, lines of showers and thunderstorms coming through this afternoon. we're at 70 to 72 by noontime. we're going to get to 78 this afternoon, 12 degrees warmer than normal, i should say, and these showers and thunderstorms will be through the evening commute and into tonight. we'll talk more about that next and how your weekend is shaping up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. talking about mass transit, all kinds of stuff this morning. >> good morning bill, good morning everybody. over on the a trains some overnight track work just wrapping up. we're going to keep an eye on that for you. metro north, new haven line opposite side boarding, west haven, strafford and milford stations with track work.
sunrise highway an accident reported westbound at the -- we're going to keep an eye on that whole area. if you're heading to the harlem river drive, emergency work. outer bridge into new jersey texas ongoing construction, and going to our other camera, the inbound george washington bridge moving slowly towards the upper level with construction being cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. it's 4:40. in less than half an hour, we're going to learn the name of this year's winner of the nobel peace prize. top contenders for the prize are believed to be german chancellor angela merkel. pope francis, the nuclear deal also with iran might mean honors for secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counter part. >> new details emerging about
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welcome back, federal regulators are heading to the scene of a deadly natural gas explosion on the gulf coast. three workers were killed, two others seriously hurt by yesterday's pipeline blast in gibson louisiana. the facility is owned by subsidiary of major natural gas supplier williams partners. the company says no gas was flowing through the pipeline at the time of the explosion. south carolina governor nikki haley is urging residents
in numerous coastal communities to evacuate. more flooding is expected as earlier storm waters flow down swollen rivers toward the ocean. haley saying that thousands of people in georgetown, polly's island and james town should strongly consider evacuating. she's also asking folks to convince relatives in the area to leave. >> i know you've lived there a long time. i know that all your belongings are there. i know you might have been through weather related issues before. this is different. i know the sun is shining and the wind's not blowing, and the rain isn't coming down, but the floods are, and you are going to see that not only does the water rise, but it will rise and stay for up to 12 days. >> hopefully they listen to her and at least 14 dams have failed and five to six dozen more are threatening to burst. >> we've gotten some twitter and e-mails and whatnot from people in that area saying what a mess it is. it's so so sad for them. 4:44 is our time. meteorologist bill evans with
the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> lori worked in charleston where they've had a massive amount of flooding around that beautiful town. that's been really terrible. 20 inches of rain. it takes a long time for that to run off. we're looking down the beach, the convention center down the boardwalk, a really pretty morning. see all the way down toward point pleasant beach and belmar. a pretty morning. low clouds here. the clouds are right at the tops of buildings. this is from overnight. we've got patchy fog in parts of the tri-state, up the hudson river valley in northern new jersey. 63 degrees, the humidity high, 81%. a little southwest wind. the pressure falling. a cold front is approaching from the west. yesterday's high was 72. normal 66. so we're going to be looking at temperatures today, even warmer. 12 degrees warmer than yesterday, and 10 degrees warmer than yesterday, 12 degrees warmer than normal. by afternoon we'll hit 78. sun's up at 7:00. we'll have a mixture of sun and clouds. the rain comes late today with
lines of showers mainly starting around right after school. 2, 3:00, and then in the first part of tonight. and then overnight we're going to clear out. we've got a nice crisp fall day for saturday after a summer feel for the day today. it's 54 in kingston and poughkeepsie. it should be about 43. it's really warm, even up the hudson river valley, white plains, rocklin county, 59 down the jersey shore. here's that southerly wind to a southwest wind we're talking about. that's really pumping up the moisture. see the wind profiles coming up. that's all that warm air surging up ahead of this front. the showers and thunderstorms are now from syracuse down to pittsburgh. that will slide eastward. you'll have travel delays if you're going to detroit, pittsburgh. the showers and thunderstorms start to get into upstate running throughout the hudson river valley and western new jersey at 3:00. then you see it sweeps through pretty quick for 5:00. it hits the city, coastal connecticut here fairfield
county and down towards trenton and 6, 7:00 that's through the area. that's very fast so that we clear out tonight. it's like a good old springtime cold front. we have this thunder threat this afternoon from about 3:00 until about 9:00 and then this high pressure ridge builds in and gives us beautiful weather coming up for the weekend. sun breaks and warm. 78 rain and a thunderstorm this afternoon. for the first part of tonight and then overnight it's clearing and it's cooler. 56. tomorrow and the weekend is great. sunny and breezy and cooler. tomorrow's a beauty of a day. 65, and you'll see on sunday, sunday, sunday in our accuweather seven-day forecast, it's 68 warming up to 72 by monday. >> that's pretty darn nice. >> mm-hmm. we'll take it. >> just grab the umbrella, take it with you. you'll need it later on today. >> we have big problems on sunrise highway. how's this happening at 4:47. >> people going a little too quickly at this hour.
we'll go right to the map and tell you what's happening. sunrise highway westbound subject to closure with an accident still being cleared. we'll keep an eye on that. 1 and 2 trains overnight track work being cleared. metro north, lirr, new jersey transit on time, new haven line some on going construction and opposite side boarding. if you're heading to the rfk bridge, the manhattan span closed until 5. they're doing some test lifting at the rfk. throgs neck and the whitestone bridges still moving smoothly. harlem river driver northbound. we're going to take a look at the outer bridge crossing into new jersey at some ongoing construction. watch for delays. let's go outside. i'll show you the outer bridge crossing into jersey, watch for construction. bayonne bridge has construction as well. let's go to our other camera. the inbound george washington bridge, overnight construction just cleared away. traffic is moving a lot better at the george washington
lincoln and holland still moving slowly. thank you. it's 4:48 and we are learning more about the driver of the fiery crash on the new jersey turnpike killed when his tanker truck overturned and burst into flames as you can see on this video. jsk transport says kumar lived in newark. he worked for the trucking company in the lastnine months. he crashed wednesday in kearny after swerving in order to avoid mattresses that had vehicle. that driver stayed on the scene, has not been charged. 4:49, and five new york firefighters are hurt battling flames in an apartment building. the fire started last night at about 8:30 in a building on 163rd street in the longwood section. officials say the three-alarm blaze started between the top floor and the roof and quickly spread. all the residents made it out safely.
about 10 to 15 people may need to relocate. the injured firefighters were not seriously hurt, and the fire is under investigation. a california commission votes to give more room to some of seaworld's largest residents, $100 million expansion has been approved to triple the size of the tanks that hold the entertainment park's killer whales. they banned seaworld from breeding captive orcas. the deal isn't enough. they want the whales released into the wild. >> captive orcas are heavily medicated. they are treated for ulcers countless. >> they live long and sometimes longer than killer whales in the wild. >> a 2013 documentation said the treatment of orcas leads to violent behavior. a group of high school football players in michigan is inspiring the community to pay it forward. >> the players didn't mean to start the chain of kindness that touched the lives of dozens of people.
they were eating dinner tuesday night. when they went to pay the bill they were told don't worry about it. an anonymous man took care of it. the teens decided they were going to pool their money and pay for another table's meal. >> we decided to pass it forward. >> we were very proud, especially because they were young boys. you don't hear younger generations doing that so much. it made us really happy. >> how cool is that. the cafe's owners say the chain continued long after the boys were done with their meal. in total get this, 30 tables took part in what started as a random act of kindness. >> that is so nice. what a treat. >> bike riders are ready to hop on board. a new bike sharing program. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, officials prepare to jump start the program in hoboken. >> also ahead an off-duty nypd
truck on a long island expressway yesterday afternoon. the driver was trapped behind the wheel as the bus burst into flames. the officer christopher canali pulled out the driver, then went back and rescued the adult passenger. no one was seriously hurt. time is 4:55. we check in with meteorologist bill evans and the weekend accuweather forecast. >> well, here we go. i want to show you the radar this morning because there's rain in the western part of the state that is starting to slide eastward now. this is from upstate new york syracuse down to detroit and pittsburgh. going to have some delays there with that line of showers and rain. that's coming to us later today after lunch time today. 59 at morristown, new brunswick 358, 58 down the jersey shore. low 60s right now. the normal temperature this hour of the day is way, way cooler than that. we're talking about normally we're going to be looking at about 50s for these temperatures here in these overnight hours.
should be around normal about 52. we're 10 degrees warmer. we've got that southwest wind. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center looking at the commute for you this morning looking for heather. >> a problem on sunrise highway. we're going to show you a webcam view of sunrise highway on the won tau. a car went into a pole. there's a downed pole as well. let's go over to the maps. as you head to the 1 and 2 overnight track work being cleared. metro north, lirr, new jersey transit on time. rfk bridge, some test lifting going on until 5:00 so just for a few more minutes. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. thank you. at 4:56. happening today, hoboken mayor don zimmer cuts the ribbon for the hudson bike sure. it's going to grow to 250 bikes over the next several weeks. the system employees next generation smart bike
technology featuring built in gps and communications equipment that links to your smartphone. a judge has blocked the latest attempt by state employee unions to force governor chris christie to pay more into their pension funds. the judge said the unions are trying to end around the june supreme court decision. now the state's top court ruled then that the state could not be ordered to increase its contributions to the pension funds. the lawsuit after governor christie's decision last year to ignore pension funding law which he had signed. and we are closing in on 5:00. new this morning, a break in the case of a string of sexual assaults on young boys in the bronx. we have new information on the suspect and word of a new incident ahead in a live report. >> and we have new details this morning on an armed robbery at the plaza hotel. the new pictures police want you to see as they search for the police. >> you may not need your umbrella now. you may need to for the commute
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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 bill with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. >> good morning, we're following breaking news in new jersey at 5 a.m., and four people were shot overnight at a home, and the government is on the run. >> we're also following developments in the bronx where police have arrested a suspected child predator. the charges he faces this mortgage in a live report. >> and we've enjoyed some nice conditions this week, but we are tracking rain in the accuweather forecast. but guess what, bill says it's not going to ruin your weekend plans.
>> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. it is friday october 9th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the weekend accuweather forecast. >> got some low clouds, some fog this mornings got some warm temperatures. normal high temperature this time of the year, the high temperature in the afternoon is 66 degrees. it's 62 right now. cloudy skies, partly cloudy skies, southwest wind at 3. 53 at brick, we're looking at 59 around sayreville. long branch is about 59 degrees. we're looking at other temperatures around 61, 62, 63 for brooklyn and queens and long island. look at the wind profiles. a big southerly wind coming up. showers and thunderstorms are in the western part of the state. they get here this afternoon. be ready for that starting right after school at 3:00 and through the evening commute. we'll talk more about that and your weekend, which is looking very fall-like. debbie duhaime we've got summer today, and we've got spring, we had fall-like weather tomorrow. it's crazy.
how's it going out there? >> let's hope the mets win. >> yes. >> that's what i'm rooting for. good morning bill, good morning everybody. we're going to start off by showing you a webcam of sunrise highway. this is sunrise highway as you head owed toward the waneta. i'll show you what's happening on the 2. outer bridge crossing into new jersey construction just wrapping up as well. throgs neck, whitestone and the rfk still moving okay. they're just finishing that construction at the rfk bridge over on the manhattan span, the test lifting that was going on just wrapping that up. new haven line of metro north. keep in mind opposite side boarding. lirr and new jersey transit running on or close. alternate side in effect. back over to you. lori, ken. thank you. at 5:02, we're following breaking news in new jersey, police are searching for the
a home shooting several people. this happening just after midnight on julia street in elizabeth. four men are at the hospital now being treated for nonlife- threatening injuries. no arrests have been made. and new overnight, the search for a sexual predator in the bronx is over with the arrest of a 37-year-old man. >> police are saying that he lured boys into a park, then forcibly touched them. eyewitness news reporter rob rob is live in edenwald with the story. >> reporter: good morning ken. the suspect allegedly has been targeting young boys at this park behind me for now more than two months, ask overnight police say they finally nabbed him. this is 37-year-old greg boyden who lives here in the bronx. he's now facing a long list of charges including forcible touching and sexual abuse. the incidents began back in august in seaten falls.
money to lure his victims before assaulting them. surveillance video was released a few days ago as this community, particularly parents expressed concern about someone boys. >> my wife and i always be saying the same thing that it's disturbing how these people are. three schools in neighborhood. the suspect now has been formally linked to four incidents. reporting live in the bronx, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. it's 5:04. we're learning new information about the investigation into an armed robbery at the plaza hotel. police released the new surveillance pictures of the suspects. he's accused of holding up the currency exchange inside the hotel late monday night and taking off with 4600 euros. that's about $5000. no one was hurt. in connecticut investigators are hot on the
kidnapping a 17-year-old girl who made quite the daring escape. the car used in the abduction was found yesterday in new haven leading police to identify a suspect. they are hopeful they'll be able to make an arrest soon. video capturing the teen making the bold escape tumbling from the moving vehicle monday after the woman allegedly lured her and assaulted her. the u.s. navy says it will try to find the sunken cargo ship el faro and raise it from the ocean floor 3 miles down. two of the 33 people lost on the ship were from new york, and there was a vigil for one of them last night on long island. howard schoenly was from east rock away in nassau county. >> i don't think it's really hit us so much yet. it's been a really tough week. >> the only thing that i feel in my heart was that he was -- you know, you see what he enjoyed most. >> schoenly was the second engineer aboard the el faro. investigators are hoping to
it could help explain why the ship's engines failed during a hurricane. today president obama will travel to oregon to visit with the families whose loved ones were gunned down at a community college. the president spoke out immediately after last night's shooting calling for changes to gun laws. >> nine people were killed, several others were hurt before the suspected gunman killed himself. gun rights supporters are expected to protest today's visit. 5:06. republican lawmakers will meet today to discuss who will become the next speaker of the house after the leading candidate took himself out of the running. california congressman kevin mccarthy announced his decision to step down from the race yesterday hours before the vote. this comes after speaker john boehner shocked the party with his decision to step down by the end of the month. mccarthy says republicans need a fresh face that will unite the gop. >> it was a very honorable thing to do. i think he recognized and
was afraid his candidacy might further divide the caucus and further divide the party across the country. >> some are urging vice presidential candidate paul ryan to step into the race. the election is being postponed. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast. >> the empire state building is there on the left-hand part of your screen above jeep. it's covered in clouds this morning. that's because it's warm. it's very summer-like this morning. we're looking at 62 degrees. as i mentioned our normal high this time of the year is 66. it's really warm, even up the hudson river valley. that will fuel these showers and thunderstorms that come in this afternoon. much of the day is dry and sunny and warm and very summer- like. noontime temperature, a great time to have lunch outside. we're looking at 72 to 74
degrees, and then 78 this afternoon. thunderstorms start coming in around 3, 4, 5:00 to about 7:00 tonight. at the bus stop, finally these children have taken a hint that after school -- >> i love this. >> you like this? >> that's nice. >> i picked out the green one for you lori. >> i love green. thank you. >> we moved the kids around because that one was rowdy. so [ laughter ] >> separate the children. we were having a little problem with the traffic gal. as a matter of fact she's away this week. she had some other problems on twitter. she lost her goggles or something, tried to snorkel. heather's having a good time. she's back on monday. debbie duhaime doing a great job this week. >> good morning everyone. we're going to start off by showing you pictures of sunrise highway. sunrise highway as you head westbound, this is right at the waneta, you see all the emergency activity.
watch for that accident. as we highlight the maps, want to avoid sunrise highway. want to stick with the southern state as well. let's also tell you what's happening as we go over to the chart of the subways, 1 and 2 overnight track work being cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. the winner of this year's nobel peace prize has been announced. the award goes dialogue quartet in tee mischa. >> it was honored for the its contribution to democracy in tunisia. the quartet was able to foster peaceful political discussion during the bloody early days of change in tunisia. >> 5:09. still ahead on a eyewitness news this morning, the search for a man from long island missing for days.
mets. the road to the world series begins tonight in los angeles. stay with us. so, i needed to deposit a check. i was about to head to the bank, but out of nowhere it just started to rain. like really rain. [clap of thunder] i did not want to go out. [clap of thunder] but then i was like duh, just use your phone. mobile-deposit-techno-thingy to the rescue. i'm rayna.
5:12. the desperate search is on for a man from long island who has vanished. 29-year-oldgerson has been missing since between. he was struggling recently after having trouble in medical school. >> i'm begging you to please come home, to call, to just come home. we're all here. we're waiting for you. we love you, and if anyone has
seen we need you to send him back to us. >> if you have any information about gerson's whereabouts you're asked to call the nassau county police immediately. it's 5:12, and happening today the mets and their fans join baseball's playoff party. tonight terry collin's team plays the -- dodgers in game 1 of the national league division series. jason degrom starts against clayton kershaw. drink some coffee and stay up late. sports reporter laura behnke is in los angeles and will have live reports later today on eyewitness news. all right. exciting. let's check in with bill now in your accuweather forecast. >> debbie duhaime can explain to you where the term metsies came from. quite exciting. low clouds and some fog, really can't make out the top of the empire state building, the lights are turned off but you
can see the chrysler building. we look down to 1 world trade and where is it, that's gone too. we've got low clouds and fog this morning. this will burn off. it's like a summer's morning because it's so warm. normal high is 66. we are at 62 to start the day. we should be at 52. so 10 degrees warmer. sun's up at 7:00. it will be very summer-like. the day is not a total washout. there's lines of showers, and maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon. we'll have a summer feel today. a crisp fall day saturday and sunday. look out toward west hampton. 50 degrees. east hampton 63 degrees. nothing falling from the sky in the hamptons except maybe a drone that crashed earlier in the week. 58 around babylon, 55 around poughkeepsie. 59 around white plains. we're looking at a southerly wind. that will make it moist, warm today, and we'll have this
breeze that will feel very humid, and that fuels these showers and thunderstorms that come in with this front. the air mass ahead of the front is warm and the air mass behind the front is cool and dry as it slams into the area. we're not looking at a lot of rain. the most is white plains showing up at 8/10. not even an inch of rain. it moves through quick. the downpour could be fast enough. you know, and traffic's bad enough on a friday anyway, a friday afternoon. any rain is going to slow everything down. you see by the time we get to the afternoon, we jump into the mid-70s to upper 70s, 3:00 we started seeing these showers and thunderstorms. hudson river valley, northwest jersey, 5, 6:00 in the city and into tonight. have your rain gear ready for later on today. sunny breaks and warm, 78, shower and a thunderstorm this afternoon and into tonight. early tonight we have this rain and a thunderstorm. 56 the low and tomorrow's a beautiful day. sunny and cooler, breezy, 65. your scarlet knights of rutgers play football tomorrow. we're going to have great weather for that.
army plays duke at west point. that will be great weather, and so really any high school football this evening and the football tomorrow and nice weather to be outside, a great fall weekend is coming up for tomorrow and sunday. pumpkin picking. >> excellent. >> apple picking. >> we have a special treat. >> that's right. we'd like to wish a very special happy birthday to a very special eyewitness news viewer. >> yes. mr. toby santoro from caldwell new jersey is turning, drum >> whoa. >> whoa. >> yep, you just saw that picture there, it is with his grandson john and we look at the video of him. he looks fabulous. very active man playing bocce and golf and he bowls. today he's going to be honored
at the essex county italian heritage celebration and the newark hall of records. >> look how perfectly he stands, what posture. >> great head of hair, everything. >> 102 is the new 80. >> it's the new 50 for gosh sakes. >> i know toby. i first met him in west orange. he was working in his 90s. he worked to 100 at harry r. he bowls, plays bocce, he just enjoys life. he's wonderful. so happy birthday to toby. >> that is so nice. happy birthday. >> great story. we're going to head to sunrise highway and tell everybody what's happening as we go to the webcam. i want to show you this activity here. sunrise highway, we're still seeing this closure westbound right at the wantagh. it's an accident with a downed pole. steer clear of that. let's go over to the maps. i want to tell you you can take the southern stated in. southern state is moving okay. sunrise highway, definitely want to avoid it with that closure heading out through the wantagh. the cross bronx westbound
moving slowly now out through webster avenue. that's ongoing construction there. let's see what's happening as you take it right over to the van wyck. the van wyck is moving slowly northbound into the jackie robinson with some construction work. we'll keep an eye on that as well. 1 and 2 trains overnight track work being cleared. bayonne construction cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, big decision by a nurse in new jersey accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to a group of employees at a pharmaceutical company.
welcome back, and there's who we used -- a nurse who reused a syringe has had her license temporarily suspended at least. mary robak administered vaccines to workers in west windsor on september 30th. state's board of nursing will determine if robak will get her license back. the risk for infection is actually pretty low, but those who did receive the flu shot should undergo testing for hepatitis b, hepatitis c and hiv. >> a little scary. it is 5:21. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast. >> you need the umbrella, but you're going to need it later today. we're looking at a pretty good
ride this morning. if you're taking the ferries over, hardly a wind at all right there in the harbor. a 0 miles per hour wind and a water temperature of 65, and you can see across the sound there, got a little southwest wind coming up over toward bridgeport. it's northwest. we're looking at a pretty good morning here. we are keeping an eye on what's going on as far as any of these showers or thunderstorms going on. all this wind coming up from the south and that rain is off it our northwest. for after school kiddos, you need the rain gear, a shower and a thunderstorm after school, and it's a warm 78. debbie duhaime tell ken and lori where the term metsies came from. >> i don't know where it came from. i've been a mets fan my whole life. i didn't know that it's a term of endear. >> the coach of the yankees was hired by the mets in the 60s and he said nowadays when babies are born in the 60s and
70s they'll wake up saying metsies. i want to be a metsies fan. >> i was born a mets fan, i still am. >> good morning everybody. we'll start off by telling everybody what's happening on sunrise highway. sunrise highway, look at this closure here westbound right at the wantagh. a lot of emergency activity. the problem is an accident with a downed pole so definitely avoid that if you can as you head westbound. let's also go over to our other map and tell you what's happening on the cross bronx west moving slowly into webster avenue with construction. the bronx river parkway road work there as well. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. thank you. it's 5:23, and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. apple pay is expanding, excuse me. the company has announced plans to bring its mobile payment system to several major chains over the next year. >> and the new offer from 7- eleven free coffee for
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on wall street the dow jones starts up 138 points, the nasdaq and s&p 500 begin higher. futures are pointing to a lower open. new details are emerging about the volkswagen emission scandal. >> and word of another software program is under investigation. abc's marci gonzalez and candace gibson have this morning's business headlines. >> topping america's money, potential trouble for volkswagen. >> regulators are looking into a second computer program in diesel cars. >> the head of vw and the u.s. apologized on capitol hill for that different program that rigged 11 million cars to cheat on emissions test. apple pay is expanding. it lets you wave your phoned in of swiping a credit card. >> best buy is accepting apple pay but now kfc and chili's next spring and after a tryout should be an option at starbucks next year. >> a great deal at 7-eleven, they're going to be offering free hot beverages next week.
>> all you have to do is download the 711 app, then register with your name and e- mail address. that will give you coupons good for any size hot beverage every day for a week starting monday. and that's america's money. >> have a good one. and it's going to start costing a little more for netflix. the streaming tv service says it's raising the cost of its standard plan from 8.99 a month to 9.99. the standard plan allows customers to watch programming on two devices at the same time. the price hike affects new customers in the u.s., canada and latin america. current subscribers will not see their bill go up until next year. netflix says it is raising the price so it can add more tv shows and movies to its service. 5:28. coming up in our next half hour, new developments overnight in the search for a child predator in the bronx. the suspect now in police custody. we have new information on the woman who escaped police custody at a hospital on long island and took an ambulance for a joyride. >> and we're also tracking some rain headed this way. meteorologist bill evans will
accuweather forecast as we now new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. new overnight, an arrest in the series of lurings in the bronx. the suspect now in custody accused of targeting young boys and sexually assaulting them. >> and we've learned more about the man behind the wheel of that tanker truck that crashed and burst into flames along the new jersey turnpike. >> we could see some rain a little later today, but ahead have a great weekend. good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for joining us this morning, it's friday october 9th and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> yeah, there's all kind of outdoor stuff going on this weekend, and we're going to have great weather for it. we've got a little bit of a ways to go before we get there. 62 right now, cloudy skies, we're going to a high today of
binghamton and down to the west of williamsport. that gets here laterred to. 64 at 8:00. our normal high is 66. we're at 78 this afternoon with showers and thunderstorms that get underway at 3:00 this afternoon into the first part of tonight. we'll talk about that and your weekend coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. giants football sunday night. debbie duhaime going to be great at the meadowlands. >> dad has season tickets. you know, i like to go to the giants games too. i'm a sports fanatic. >> you are. >> i'll tell you what's happening. good morning bill, good morning everybody. let's go outside, take a look at sunrise highway again. we're going to take it right to sunrise highway, a closure here westbound at the wantagh, an accident with a downed pole. still moving okay eastbound through that area. let's tell you what else is happening. cross bronx westbound moving into webster avenue with construction and the bruckner southbound at the bronx river parkway, ongoing road work.
stop-and-go traffic reported here on the northbound van wyck getting into kew gardens. that's a stalled car. subways on time, 1 and 2, overnight track work cleared. bayonne bridge reopened. outer bridge crossing construction cleared. goethals bridge moving okay, throgs neck, whitestone and the rfk okay. hudson river crossing moving okay. metro north, lirr new jersey transit on time. just some track work on metro north on the new haven line. alternate side parking rules in effect. back over to you. lori, ken. thank you. it's 5:32. developing in the bronx right now, police have arrested a man who they say lured young boys into a bronx park and sexually assaulted them. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson live in edenwald with the story. >> reporter: good morning ken. these disturbing incidents began back in august and police overnight announced an arrest and also a long list of charges against the suspect. take a look at this video.
this is 37-year-old greg boyden. he lives here in the bronx facing a long list of charges including forcible touching and sexual abuse. police nabbed him for a string of sexual incidents targeting teenage boys ages 12 to 15 that happened here at seton falls park in the bronx. he has been formally linked to four different incidents. the news will surely come as a big relief to teachers in three schools in the area. the community and especially because of all the kids, you know, we see them every day for their safety. we just want them to be safe. >> >> reporter: now before this arrest, we were aware of three incidents, but now we have learned also of a fourth incident in which boyden allegedly texted a lewd picture to a 13-year-old boy and then even called him and offered him money for sex. reporting live in the bronx, rob nelson, channel 7
eyewitness news. rob thank you. it's 5:33. we're learning more about the driver in that fiery crash on the new jersey turnpike killed when his tanker truck overturned and burst into flames. jsk transport says da lip kumar lived in newark. the 40-year-old sent the money he made back to india to support his wife and children. police say he crashed wednesday in kearny after swerving to avoid mattresses that fell from the roof of another vehicle. that driver stayed on the scene and has not been charged. we have breaking news. this year's nobel peace prize just announced minutes ago, and it's going to a pro democratic group, the tunisian national dialogue quartet. it's credited with saving democracy in the nation that gave birth to the arab spring. that's a series of popular revolts that rocked the middle east in 2011. the quartet was cited for
discussion by pulling together four key social groups including union, industry, commerce and human rights. new information on a wild escape on long island. we now have the name of the prisoner accused of stealing an ambulance. suffolk county police say me lena sillsby who slipped away from officers last night at a smith town hospital, she jumped into an ambulance and took off. the ride ended when she crashed into a car. sillsby and the other driver expected to be okay. a funeral will be held toned for the hospital employee found dead inside a bathroom at montefiore medical center. friends and family gathered in the bronx for anthony iuso's wake. the 44-year-old went missing last thursday after checking into the er with a finger injury. he have found five days later locked inside a public restroom in the hospital. the investigation into his death continues. his funeral will be held this
morning at st. francis xavier church in morris park. 5:35. happening today, bill cosby will give his deposition after being accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl at the playboy mansion. a judge ruled the deposition will be sealed at least through december. cosby's being sued by a woman who says the comedian applied her with alcohol and sexually abused her when she was just 15 years old. in the last year 50 women have accused cosby of sexual assault and rape. it's 5:36. it's a big night for the mets and their fans as they look to extend their season on the road to the world series. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live now at citi field. mallory. >> lori, the road to the world series will begin on the road for this team. the team will take on the dodgers in l. a. tonight. if you take a look at this video now, the team has actually been in california since wednesday. tonight is game 1 of the division series.
playoff drought for the mets. cons dentally they swept the dodgers during their last appearance in 2006. nearly a decade without a post season appearance means there aren't many players on this mets team who have played fresher games than october. jacob degrom to the mound, he'll be up against clayton kershaw. some of the players with playoff experience say they think their younger teammates are more than ready for the challenge. >> when the game starts it's still baseball, you know. the pitchers and the players and the other team don't all of a sudden have capes on. >> i got to play my first post season in 2006. i look at it as another game. >> reporter: game 1 starts at 9:45 tonight in l. a. game 2 also in l. a., game 3 right
mets fans are telling us it is about time for all of this to take place. live in queens, mallory hoff channel 7 eyewitness news. indeed it is. thank you mallory. and sports reporter laura behnke is in los angeles and will have live reports later today on eyewitness news. hockey history will be made tonight in brooklyn. the islanders play their first regular season game at their new home. they move to brooklyn after 43 years at the nassau coliseum. 5:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the weekend accuweather forecast. >> we're going to need our rain gear later on today. finally the clouds have moved out. you can see now the top of the empire state building. as we look south you can't make out 1 world trade. we're looking at short visibilities here this morning, we're looking at a very humid morning. a warm morning. 62 degrees starting out. normal high temperature this
time of year is 66. we hit that by 3 in the afternoon. starting out warm ahead of this front. rain from burlington vermont to cleveland and detroit sliding to pittsburgh. that comes to us this afternoon. we're looking at 70 degrees by 11:00. 72 noontime. could be nice to have lunch outside today, but then by the time 3:00 rolls around, you want to be inside. some showers, a thunderstorm through the evening commute, and then we clear out tonight. kiddos after school you need the rain gear, it's 78 degrees. 12 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center. problems on the sunrise highway this morning. that's for sure. we're seeing this closure as we go to the webcam and show you what's happening. sunrise highway westbound is still closed at the wantagh due to an accident with a downed pole. it's sunrise highway west closed at the wantagh. now the southern state is definitely a better alternate. everything moving okay on the southern state. let's see what's happening on the cross bronx westbound. that's moving slowly at webster
the bruckner south to the bronx river parkway, road work there. on the northbound van wyck into kew gardens, a stalled car was just cleared. still stop and go through that stretch and paving on 95 southbound. over on the 1 and 2, everything on time. the track work cleared. no problems on the subways, moving smoothly. no problems at the staten island crossings. the east river crossings moving okay. metro north, lirr, new jersey transit on or close. alternate side parking rules are in effect for today city wide. back over to you. ken lori. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. we learned overnight that a soldier from new jersey was killed in a training accident in kentucky. how people in his hometown are remembering the young man. >> also ahead, officials in south carolina urging people there to get out of harm's way and quickly as communities
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5:43 in new jersey. flags will be flown at half- staff in paterson to honor a soldier killed during training. 22-year-old private first class kevin rodriguez died after being shot during a training exercise at fort campbell in kentucky. this happened on tuesday. army officials say his death is considered an accident. a wake will be held for pat the paterson native sunday afternoon. rodriguez's funeral is scheduled for monday morning. 5:43. south carolina governor nikki haley urging residents in coastal communities to evacuate. more flooding is expected as earlier storm waters flowing down swollen rivers toward the ocean now. haley saying that thousands of
island and james town should strongly consider evacuating. she's even asking people to convince relatives to leave. >> i know you've lived there a long time. i know that all your belongings there. i know that you might have been through weather related issues before. this is different. i know the sun is shining, and the wind's not blowing and the rain isn't coming down, but the floods are. you are going to see that not only does the water rise but it will rise and stay for up to 12 days. >> at least 14 dams have failed, 5 to 6 dozen more are threatening to burst. it is 5:44. let's check in with bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> here we go, lori. we're looking from our camera in brooklyn to the lower east side. clouds at the tops of the buildings, and we've got this cloud cover that will be lasting through the morning. the sun's not out for another hour and 15 minutes. current temperature 62 degrees. the wind is high. the wind is southwest.
cold front is approaching when the barometer falls. normal high 66. we're already at 62 to start the day. i don't think we see much of a sunset at 6:30. we should have a pretty sunrise at 7:00 in a little while from right now. we're looking to a day that's not a washout. we've got some lines of showers and thunderstorms that come through for a short window later on today after 3:00, and then tomorrow after a summer's day today it's back to feeling like fall tomorrow and sunday. it's 55 at kingston and poughkeepsie. should be about 43 degrees here to 42, and possibly even upper 30s here to around monticello. so it is really warm for this newburgh's 54. 59 around white plains, rocklin county, 61 belmar, west orange and over towards staten island. we're seeing the winds out of the south here and the southwest. that will pick up ahead of this front to about 12 to 25-mile an hour winds later on today. this front slides south and east. gets here at 3:00 this afternoon with these showers and thunderstorms. you see this on our futurecast.
it's a real short window from about 4:00, you see 5, 6 in the city, 7, 8, gone. about a four to five-hour window of that front blowing through. you'll really notice the cooler air coming in. it gets very breezy. not looking at a lot of rain. we're looking at tenths here. after school is when this takes place. you want to be very careful. heavy downpour or rain could blow through. 76, breezy, it's warm. 78 in some spots and maybe a thunderstorm. once the front pushes through we've got a great weekend coming. sunshine tomorrow. this front goes all the way through into the atlantic. sunshine, warm, breezy, thunderstorms this afternoon. you need the rain gear, 78 tonight. early rain and then it clears out and it's cooler overnight. we're talking about this clearing starting around 8, 9:00 tonight. tomorrow it's breezy and cooler. it's 65 degrees which is right at normal for this time of the year. after 78, 65 and a breeze tomorrow it's going to feel
68 degrees, and then up to 72 by monday. so there you go. going to be a good -- it's columbus day weekend right? >> yes, it is. >> columbus day is on monday. >> we're going to see them at the parade. >> and michelle right? >> michelle charlesworth and joe misculpo. >> i take on the persona. >> last year you were dressed up as the nina pineda, one of those. >> debbie, how are things looking out there? >> is sunrise highway still a mess. >> we always enjoy that columbus day parade. it's always fun. and good morning guys. lets go mets and let's see what's happening right now over on sunrise highway as we go to the maps. sunrise highway westbound at the wantagh, an accident with a downed telephone pole. all lanes remain closed there. still heavy bruckner southbound heading into the bronx river parkway with road work. construction just being cleared.
the van wyck moving into kew gardens, let's go outside. i want to show you the inbound gowanus. bumper-to-bumper traffic here. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you ken, lori. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. the growing pothole problem on long island. >> and could new jersey transit stop train service at the end of the year. officials from the transportation system are threatening to do just that if lawmakers don't extend a key
announced nearly $14 million will go toward a repaving project on the island. the work is set to take a little more than a year, lack of money is what has allowed all those potholes to stick around for so long. >> you need money from the federal level. you need money at the state level. you need money at the local level, and all of those levels of government are strapped for cash. >> last year about 50,000 people reported flat tires on long island. that's roughly one every 11 minutes for the entire year. >> wow. >> it's 5:51. new this morning, new jersey transit threatening to stop train service at the end of the year if federal lawmakers do not push back the deadline for positive train control installation. senator cory booker is asking for a three-year extension on the deadline for positive train controls in order to keep nj transit running. a spokeswoman says the new systems are expected to be fully installed by 2018. without an extension it remains unclear if trains will be able to run after december 31st of
still ahead on eyewitness this morning, the bigger tanks in the works for the beloved orcas at seaworld in san diego. why animal rights groups say it's still not enough. also ahead, don't leave home without your rain gear. it's a foggy morning, rain is on the way later today into this evening. but that doesn't dampen our hopes for the mets on the road to the world series tonight so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me.
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you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. i'm meteorologist bill evans and this morning here's how your weekend is shaping up. warm today with a shower and thunderstorm threat, 78. that thunderstorm threat comes this afternoon, breezy and cooler for the weekend. we've got to get through today. where are the thunderstorms? there they are. western new york state, look upstate. you've got to go to albany. that's a mess there with thunderstorms. those will start swinging through the area this afternoon.
at the bus stop kiddos. you're going to need the rain gear after 3:00. watch out, you've got outdoor sports, you're going to get wet after school today. it's weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. debbie duhaime in for heather this week. >> let's see what's happening as we go to the webcam, the southbound bqe is bumper-to- bumper now with an accident being cleared. we're going to keep an eye on that. here's a look at sunrise highway again. sunrise highway west still closed at the wantagh with that ongoing investigation. sunrise is still closed westbound, eastbound reopened, subway is on or close to schedule, track work cleared on the 1 and 2. metro north, lirr, new jersey transit on time, and let's go out to our other camera, show you the inbound george washington bridge moving smoothly, construction cleared across the upper level. alternate side parking rules in effect. back to you, lori, ken. at 5:55, a california commission has voted to give more room to some of seaworld's largest residents. a $100 million expansion has
size of the tanks that hold the entertainment park's killer whales. the agreement bans killer whales from breeding captive orcas. the deal isn't enough. they want the whales released into the wild. >> captive orcas are heavily medicated. they are treated for ulcers from chronic stress and from countless infections from multiple types of antibiotics. >> killer whales at seaworld live as long and sometimes longer than killer whales in the wild. >> seaworld's income has dropped since a 2013 documentary suggested its treatment of orca leads to violent behavior. the expanded exhibit set to open in 2018. in hoboken mayor don zimmer cuts the ribbon for the hudson bike share. it kicks off with 17 active stations. that's going to grow to 29 locations with 250 bikes over the next several weeks. the system employees next generation smart bike technology featuring built in
gps and communication equipment that links to your smartphone. 5:56. we're just learning details about a breaking story out west. a deadly shooting on a college campus. one person has been killed. we're gathering new information at 6 a.m. >> an alleged sexual predator off the streets. overnight we learned of a fourth victim tied to the same suspect, and we have a live report from the bronx. >> new information on a brazen armed robbery at the plaza hotel in manhattan. >> also remembering a victim from our area aboard the doomed cargo ship el faro. how he's being remembered as authorities step up their