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this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. what a play by murphy, he threw him out and game 1 goes to the mets. >> a magnificent mets defeating the cubs. tonight we'll see if they can double it up. >> a gathering of more than 20,000 people turned deadly after a gunman opens fire at the annual zombie con festival in florida. right now the shooter still on
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>> good morning, 6:00 right now. we are live in central park this morning and all over the tri-state area with passionate walkers. thanks for being with us on this sunday october 18th. good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm lauren glassberg in this morning for rob nelson. meteorologist amy freeze live in central park this morning where one of this year's making strides against breast cancer walks is taking place. good morning amy. >> hi, i was just looking off camera you guys because cue the t-shirt. it's all a go this morning in central park for making strides. this is our team t-shirt this year, warrior, team abc7. this is the 21st year for this event, and here in central park more than 50,000 participants expected, that's the largest in
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the country and even bigger than last year is what they're hoping for. the american cancer society will be along all morning long to give us insight on what to expect. if you're getting ready, bundle up. it's a little chilly out here this morning but it's going to be a lot of fun. very cold temperatures overnight, and tonight there is a freeze warning for parts of the area. we're starting at 39 degrees. there were 20s, mid-20s in some spots north and west. our normal low for this time of year would be above this. so we are starting off chillier than normal but freezing temperatures for white plains and some of the northern suburbs, we're expecting everybody to get to the freezing point, except for the city tonight. just a few degrees above. holding on to warmth in the boroughs. everybody else this is pretty much the end of the growing season for us. we'll go throughout the day
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with a northwesterly wind. notice the streamers from the northwest. those bands are not just clouds but snow. wet snowflakes possible for parts of the catskills and the poconos. not getting into town by any means but definitely it's there and the possibility of that happening. temperatures to 3:00, 48 and a high today in new york city. coming up i'll have the accuweather seven-day forecast, and we'll have many guests along and so many friends who have joined us year after year. it's going to be a fantastic year for us here and all around park. we've also got long island and new jersey locations as well. back to you. all good things. all right matt harvey fan, by the way. do you have a monitor, i'm orange. that. this might read a little resident but we are totally in the mets colors today. >> you guys look great. i'll hold down the pink.
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>> perfect. >> the mets are off to a great start after last night's win they'll return to citi field tonight for game 2 against the cubs. mets ace matt harvey allowed just four hits in more than 7 innings and for the third post season game in a row daniel murphy scored a home run. murphy's layoff homers have him tied with a team record set back in 1969. >> saving the homers i guess. i said it before, if i knew what i was doing i would have regular season. >> travis d'arnaud also homered hitting the celebratory apple, the mets won 4-2 winning the first of the 7-game series. >> let's talk about the fans. they're waking up feeling on glorious, victorious night. kristin thorne is live for us at citi field in orange with fan reaction.
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i didn't get to see you this morning. >> does this look orange? it's actually red. i'm glad that it's coming out orange. fans super excited about this win last night. it is exactly the type of night they were hoping for, now taking a one-game lead over the cubs. last night fans left the stadium here at citi field just a packed stadium, obviously very excited, very jazzed up about the win. some 44,000 people attended the after the game manager terry collins said his team is playing "pretty good baseball" and i think fans would agree with that sentiment. fans very excited about the pitching done by pitcher matt harvey. let's be honest, any mets fan will tell you, been easy being a mets fan but they say now it is all worthwhile. >> best part travis d'arnaud dominating.
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travis d'arnaud got a homer. >> let's go mets. long time fan, been waiting a long time for this. >> that's what i'm talking about. the first pitch going to happen again tonight at 8:00. we expect to see all that excitement again. i went online and looked up, just if you don't have any plans tonight think you may want to come to citi field if there are any tickets left. there are tickets left. the prices aren't too bad but they're mostly standing room only. i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> count on eyewitness news as the mets march on on their road to the world series. switching gears, developing, police are searching for a gunman after a double shooting that happened at a festival in florida. one person has died and four others were hurt after someone opened fire at an event called zombie con. thousands of people attend the festival every dressed as
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police barricaded the area in downtown fort myers. the four people hurt in the shooting are expected to be okay. michelle, this morning police are looking to speak with the boyfriend of a woman found murdered in her bathtub in queens. a memorial now stands outside the building on 90th avenue in jamaica where 28-year-old miriam valez was found. she was discovered with burns on her body inside her bathtub. police are looking for her boyfriend carlos leone also known as carlos alvarado. >> she was going to guatemala because her mother was sick. that's why she was going. >> when i woke up in the morning i was like what happened here, and never thought something like that could happen here. >> neighbors say they often heard screams and fighting coming from the 28-year-old's apartment. investigators are trying to piece together what happened.
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battled a large warehouse fire. the flames sparked on lloyd road in aberdeen township. firefighters from neighboring towns were on the scene offering mutual aid. there are no reports of injuries. the building is owned by a company that sells hardwood flooring and lumber. police are searching for the driver who crashed into a pharmacy. a truck drove into a drug stone in a strip mall in central islip around 9:30 last night. the person behind the wheel ran from the scene. detectives are investigating whether or not more than one vehicle was involved. no injuries have been reported. police are searching for the man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman in brooklyn. this is a police sketch of a man investigators say followed a 22-year-old into her apartment building in bushwick around midnight on thursday. then he robbed the woman at knife point and sexually assaulted her. the woman was treated at the hospital. community members on long
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island coming together today after a the shooting that left a young girl in grave condition. police are offering a $75,000 reward on information that shooting that left deja joiner in the hospital. the 12-year-old was in her living room in hempstead when a bullet went through the window hitting her in the head. the family says the young girl has dreams of being a school teacher. >> she always played, you know, school with her nieces and stuff. she always played school with her little dolls and stuff. she will be well remembered. she will be well remembered. >> deja is continuing to fight for her life at winthrop hospital. officials will join family and friends as they express outrage over the violence. a man from queens is in federal custody, and he's accused of a violent outburst
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police say alia kusha was on a flight from jfk to palm beach when he ran up the aisle and shoved two flight attendants. eyewitnesses say he was yelling racial slurs and threat tong destroy the plane. he was arrested when the plane landed. school bus drivers on long island have voted to, yes, go on strike. it's a decision that may leave thousands of children without a ride to school. union members rejected the final contract offer by bowman and sons buses. the company transports 15,000 students to 35 schools in nassau and suffolk counties. the driver will now meet to determine the details of their strike. coming up on eyewitness news this sunday morning, a monstrous cleanup and big headaches in california as crews continue to clear mud up 7 feet high from a major trucking route. see how much work needs to be done and how mess will probably remain. >> and meteorologist amy freeze
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the mud slides hit last week. >> those images are just incredible. >> yeah. we want to get back out to meteorologist amy freeze who's live in central park on this chilly morning for the making strides against breast cancer walk. good morning again, amy. >> good morning to the both of you. i love your mets colors onset. i'm trying to hold down the pink here in central park as we get ready for the 21st annual making strides here in central park. tens of thousands of participants. 50,000 last year. they're hoping to top that this year making it the most attended, the most participants of any making strides event in the entire country because all across the u.s. today are the making strides events right here in the tri-state area of course. here in central park we have live reporters. stacey sager is in long island, anthony johnson is in new jersey. we're going to be broadcasting to you and bringing you the pictures all morning long.
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behind me just getting the banners up, testing the microphones, there's a lot of live music. it's become a great tradition for eyewitness news. 39 degrees right now in central park. that's where we begin. we're also going to look for a few clouds, a mixed sky really as we get this day underway. temperatures fell fast last night. wow. going to the freezing point in a lot of locations, temperatures have been below normal. if we look at the climate history, 63 is the normal high, 49 is the low. we're below those marks significantly, 10 to 15 degrees below those averages. we also have another freeze warning setting us up for tonight through monday. into the growing season at times to pull out the layers make sure you're ready. now we're going to go from the sub freezing temperatures in the 20s to the potential for 70s down the stretch. looking at radar and satellite, the main concern is good news, little streamers setting up
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from the northwest bringing the potential for wet snow from the higher elevations. it's getting close right? monticello 28, coldest spot sussex at 24 degrees. temperatures on long island are in the 30s as well. as far as warmups go, we could degrees. the northwest wind which is right now about 5 to 15 miles an hour, that is persistent throughout the day. temperatures. again, we've got the freezing tonight and a frosty freeze effectively. as we go forward some spots may drop into the low 20s early tomorrow morning. that would be north and west of the city. we are waiting for it. 8:07 first pitch, 45 degrees. a chilly wind will make it feel like the upper 30s. not quite as cold as last night, but pretty close. so you need to layer up and be ready for another chilly one at the ballpark. through tomorrow we've got the coldest air of the season in place. 10 to 15 degrees below normal. that line extends past the carolinas.
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it's a cold little feel for the eastern third of the country really. control. we go from 50s today adding a few degrees from the low 50s tomorrow and then finally once we get down the stretch we could return to the 70s by the middle of the week. futurecast shows the snow staying away for the most part allowing for mixed skies tomorrow, light clouds and sunshine through the afternoon bringing our temperatures up. it's really tuesday where we will start to feel the warmth coming in. brisk and chilly. temperatures going down to the freezing point north and west and the city getting into the mid-30s. it's going to be another chilly one overnight. we'll go for 36 in the city. when it is 36 on the thermometer, that's when we could start to see frost forming in spots. once we get to tuesday it's 68, 71 on wednesday, 72 on thursday. it is not over yet. we've got some nice weather ahead. it's not all cold from this point forward. temperatures will be in the low
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60s to close out the week on friday and saturday. so the accuweather seven-day forecast basically goes from 70s. we are back here live at central park, and let me introduce you to the hardest working woman in the country right now. so happy to have you with us. >> thank you so much. >> you are the community manager basically in charge of today. expect? because 50,000 is a huge number to hold a party for. >> it is a huge number, it's one of if not the largest, one of the top largest in the country. it's going to be an amazing day for all the survivors, for the families, for ones to come out. we have a huge survivor village to celebrate the survivors and of course the route is decorated. we have our amazing decorators that cheer and dance. we're looking for great day. >> how long is the route this year? not only do you have the
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participants usually a lot of people in central park stand and cheer and are inspired. >> the route is 5 miles. there is obviously a shortcut it's a 5-mile nice leisurely walk throughout the park. >> what should participants walk. they go with their teams. then they come back to central park. celebration. >> we have an amazing stage program, we have a bunch of free style artists, shaday and the refreshments we have sponsors doing different samplings. it's just an overall party. >> the people who are participating have raised money. they're working hard to do their best to fight this battle of breast cancer. what will all that money go forwards? the american cancer society does amazing things from our resources to our products and services that we have, their look good feel better program, reach to recovery, as well as
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we grant, fund over 70 different researchers throughout new york city and nationwide. it's a huge, just a huge resource for us to have this in the park and really have people come out and raise a lot of money. >> well done. it's a tough job. i know a lot of people are looking forward to it. as we go throughout the morning, we will find out the top fundraisers. we're going to meet some survivors and some people who have been working very hard to get the dollars that it takes to make things move forward as you guys can imagine. >> so good. >> back to you. >> thank you. >> the great thing is that the word is out there. women check themselves, we yell at each other. we get the mammograms every year after age 40. >> people aren't being quiet about it anymore. >> you catch it early a 98% chance of being fine after five years. that's a great odd to look at. 98% chance of being fine. very good. >> straight ahead on eyewitness news sunday morning, how an
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children. have you seen zynesha? abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. mayor bill de blasio continues his visit to israel today with a visit to the western wall before speaking at the annual conference of mayors. yesterday the mayor visited a school near jerusalem attended by both israelis and palestinians, a rare example of the coexistence between the two sides. >> i don't want to pretend to understand the nuances of the situation, and i think it's important as an outsider to not claim to know more than i do. i think this is a larger human reality that peace is necessary. >> de blasio also met with the mayors of tel aviv and jerusalem and visited with
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he returns to new york later tonight. the mayor's visit comes during a spike in violence in jerusalem and the west bank. authorities say palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks yesterday. the attacks left at least four palestinians dead and three israelis wounded. the violence erupted about a month ago. let's talk about vice president joe biden. he accepted a human rights award here in manhattan last night but didn't give any clues on whether or not he will be running for president. abc news learned that biden made a phone call that could indicate he's moving closer to a decision. the president of the international association of firefighters says he told biden he is -- he very likely has the union's support if he runs. the powerful union has declined to endorse hillary clinton's campaign, however. a senior citizen in illinois is called a hero this morning after he was injured protecting a group of children.
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elementary school students at a public library on monday, and that's when police say a 19- year-old busted into the room holding two knives and shouting that he wanted to kill someone. the army veteran explained how he distracted the troubled young man. >> settle down a little, relax a little bit. i'll listen to you while these people -- these kids get out of the room. he realized his targets were gone and he came without warning. >> vernon says the teen lunged at him and sliced his hand when he saw the kids had gone: the 76-year-old managed to shove the suspect and subdue him until police arrived.
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matt harvey allows the rbi double by starlin castro. it's a tie ball game until the bottom of the frame. two on for curtis granderson and he delivers, brings one in with the single. that made it 2-1 mets. they weren't content with that. in the 6th travis d'arnaud, the monster shot. solo home run, 3-1 now. meanwhile harvey was dominant. he took a perfect game through 4, allowed just two runs and struck out 9 in 7 and 2/3 innings. 4-2 the mets win. >> different team, different confidence level, different atmosphere. like we said got some work to go. >> you've got to thank the veteran guys reminding us to take it pitch by pitch. that's been our mind-set this whole post season.
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tomorrow just like we did against the kershaws and lesters. hopefully jump on them early. >> the mets get the game one win. they do not have much time to celebrate. tonight it's game 2, the cubs send jake arrieta to the mound. with the mets at citi field, laura behnke channel 7 eyewitness news. >> looking good out there. i think she has the same throat condition i had last week. >> and i have that too. >> if you have it at home, i'm sorry. much more ahead on eyewitness news this sunday morning including a look at today's top stories. >> you've already heard all about it, another win from the mets coming up you'll hear from excited fans. >> also ahead, he said it feels like a truck hit him. this morning a victim speaking out after being dragged under oahu waters by a shark. the terrifying experience just ahead. >> pretty scary situation, a
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what a nice shot looking at -- >> central park. >> isn't that gorgeous, central park, central park south and the plaza. >> new tall buildings going up. >> and the rink, whatever it's called nowadays. good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> wollman rink. >> or was it renamed trump rink or something like that. >> i think it might have been. >> i'm lauren glassberg in for rob nelson. meteorologist amy freeze live in central park down below what we were just seeing this morning where this year's making strides against breast cancer walk is taking place hours away. she has a look at our weather. good morning amy. >> morning, morning. >> reporter: good morning to the both of you. we already have a lot of participants starting to gather around.
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the actual walk will take place just about 10:00 this morning, right, so as folks get together they'll find their teams, a lot of matching t-shirts. a ton of setup has been done around central park. they'll be doing a 5-mile walk throughout the park. it should be just decent weather, beautiful skies. i say decent because it's a little cold out here this morning. layer up. that's for sure. you can always peel a layer off if you get too warm. it's chilly. we had a lot of freezing spots across the area. temperatures are in the upper 30s right now in central park, and temperatures will continue to be very cold through the morning hours including the 20s we had north and west where there's actually a freeze warning happening again for tonight for even more of the area effectively ending the growing season for a lot of the area. temperatures in the mid-20s north and west. those could get even colder tonight by a few degrees and watching the satellite and
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the 4 letter word we've been dreading to hear. snow is on the map. planning this day expect mixed skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees. it will be a chilly one. we'll talk more about temperatures for the workweek ahead including a return to the 70s in the accuweather seven- day forecast. i'll have that in just a few minutes. back to you guys. >> all right amy. thank you. the road to the world series off to a very good start for mets fans. game 1 of the 7 game series against the chicago cubs is in the books, and the mets pulled off an exciting win last night. tonight it's game time again and eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at citi field where anticipation is mounting. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning lauren, if anyone had to go to bed before the game ended, first of all i know how you feel, and also want to let you know that the mets won 4-2. as someone who comes from a household of mets' fans, i know very well that it's not always
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think the lesson here is you stick with something, you're loyal to it, eventually it will come back to reward you and that really is what we heard from mets' fans here last night. some of the highlights from the game, another home run by matt murphy. that home run matching a team record by homering in his third straight post season game. then d'arnaud hit a homer in the 6th, a drive that flanked off the home run apple behind the center field wall. you get just a really solid game by the mets. it seems home runs and good pitching has really been the way of the game for the mets. >> that's how we win games. we win games because we hit the ball out of the ballpark. it makes all the difference in the world. when you've got guys that go up there, you can make it 1-0 or get back into a game. >> go mets, go mets. >> we're showing you video here of excited fans leaving a packed stadium, a packed citi field last night.
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some 44,000 people in attendance. watching the game last night i saw everyone in their gloves and hats and jackets. it is cold out here. if you are planning to come back tonight or coming for the first time to this game 2, make sure to dress warmly. it is rather chilly. live outside citi field. >> thank you so much. count on eyewitness news on tv and online to keep you posted as the mets march on in their road to the world series. mexican officials are searching the rugged mountains in northwestern mexico for escaped drug kingpin el chapo. joaquin guzman was flown to the mountains in his home state july. the mexican government says it's captured the pilot who actually flew guzman into hiding on a small plane. a statement from mexico's security cabinet says guzman injured his leg and face while of that rugged terrain. we are hearing this morning from the surfer who survived a
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shark attack off the coast of hawaii. >> it took me a second to realize it was like a massive shark and it was on my leg, and you know, so i kind of had to push him off. i lost some fingers and stuff, and then kind of punched him with my other. >> collin cook lost most of his left leg in the attack, another surfer was able to get to him and pull him out of the water. surfers on the beach worked together to make a tourniquet as they waited for the ambulance. an armed suspect is in custody after being shot by police in the parking lot of a pennsylvania wal-mart. the gunman was firing shots from a semiautomatic rifle in the parking lot yesterday afternoon. he hit several vehicles with gunfire, but no people were hit or hurt. eyewitnesses called police and ducked for cover. >> i heard gunfire and i came down and people were hiding behind their vehicles. >> like nine cop cars pulled up, and someone started shooting. you started ducking. >> the suspect is accused of
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the officers returned fire shooting the man twice. he survived and is undergoing surgery. coming up on eyewitness news sunday morning, look at what el nino dragged in, a not so welcomed and highly venomous guest washed up on how do you start the day brighter? make the ride smoother? and finish with a smile? you've got this. you've got t.j.maxx.
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we still have the t-shirt. here's what we got, the extra layer, and i wanted to put this underneath but it's such a cute t-shirt that i want you to be able to see it. this is team abc7 warrior t- shirts. >> love it. 21st year. >> that's great. >> reporter: it's hard to believe for making strides here in central park, and they're participants. that's what they had last year, but maybe surpassing the actual total by a few more making this not only the biggest year ever but the biggest in the entire country. that's pretty exciting. so that's what's ahead of us this morning, and as we start to prepare and we see some of the setup happening, we're likely to get some interviews, and after the forecast i'm going to introduce you to a team leader from team lennox. here's what you need to know. cold temperatures here, so layering up as you head out the door no matter what your plans are for the day ahead. it's actually going to be quite chilly through the afternoon. we go from 39 in central park
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to a hopeful 50 degrees later on this afternoon. northwest winds are persistent, maybe not as strong as yesterday but still breezy at times. sunsets tonight at 6:12, so it will be a chilly dark stadium for which the mets go for game 2. weather alert, freeze warning until monday morning at 10 a.m. wider area affected. but basically this weekend is effectively ending the growing season with these chilly temperatures. we have the radar and satellite pictures showing some clouds sneaking into the northwest counties and those brighter white streamers off to the north and west which are few and for between showing the potential for some snow, perhaps some wet snow the higher elevations of the poconos and catskills today. coldest temperature has been 24 degrees in sussex. even the suburbs made it to the freezing point. newburgh down to 28 this morning. cool in those spots. winds could be up to 10 to 15 miles an hour through the afternoon, but it's those northwesterly winds that make
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it feel even colder streaming that air down from canada. so expect temperatures to tumble again tonight. we have some spots dropping into the 20s by monday morning. as far as the forecast goes for the next couple of days, sure. we're cold right now. we have even have the game tonight in the low to mid-40s at first pitch with the winds continuing out of the northwest, but it will actually be the chance to see temperatures returning to the 70s that might give you hope that this is not a dive straight into winter. instead we'll have a chance to get our temperatures back up to the near normal or even above normal by the middle of the week. still cool as we get into monday at 52 degrees. then the warmup begins on tuesday. as far as precipitation, it's looking pretty good as far as staying dry. we'll hold off any rain showers and that wet snow looks to be very limited today. by monday good mixed skies, and then by tuesday early morning we'll be tracking showers trying to come in with another front. sun and clouds, brisk and chilly, 50 for the high
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tonight. we go down to 36 in the city, even colder north and west, and the accuweather seven-day forecast will show us the chance for us to get back into the 70s by, look,nd tuesday we're at 68. that's going to feel warmer and wednesday and thursday we're back in the 70s. the accuweather seven-day forecast keeps us in the low 70s. come on over stephanie, team captain dr. stephanie i should say. good to see you. you look great. team lennox, tell me how it came together. >> i am chief of surgical oncology at lennox hospital and exclusively doing breast surgery: i came to lennox hill a few years ago and we decided we would try to put a team together to walk for this great cause. >> and so many of your patients and their families not only are so grateful to you for what you've done for their health but for this opportunity to really pay it forward. what's been your experience as people train and they get ready for this big day? do you have several who have
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>> yes, i think everyone's really excited. it feels team spirit. i think people feel support that, you know, they're with other people that are experiencing the same thing. >> hope is sometimes the most important thing. what are some of the advancements as well as a surgeon that you've seen and that you've been able to apply to your patients? i mean literally saving lives. >> sure. there are many advances. surgically their advances, we're doing greater, better reconstructions. we're doing less surgery which is a big advance because we used to just always remove the breast. now we're not doing that. in terms of chemotherapy, the drugs that are coming along are making women live longer even when they have metastatic disease. people are doing really well. we have a lot of hope we can hopefully cure this disease in the near future, and people won't have the fear they have when they're diagnosed. >> amazing the jumps that have happened in such a short amount
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events like this. >> absolutely. the american cancer society is a leader in raising money for research, and they also supply the support services that insurance won't pay for. if someone doesn't have the money for a wig, they will help that patient get a wig. treatments. housing for these women as well, and they have a ton of important. this disease is not only a physical disease it's an emotional disease as well. >> thank you so much. i've got to show your shirt real quick, north shore cancer institute making strides. looks to great. we'll be cheering for you guys. i'll see you later. we'll get a picture together. nice to see you all. really great stories this morning, not just the survivors but their doctors, their caretakers, their support systems, all of them here behind such an important cause that touches so many of us. as we're live here in central park we'll be able to bring you
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>> really encouraging to hear what the doctor had to say about advancements. >> before we go to break let's look at channel 7's community calendar. from historical to residential and industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit with tourist talks and performances at the 13th annual open house new york. at wave hill in the bronx, honey weekend winds down with a buzzworthy range of activities from candle making and honey extraction demonstrations to a be a bee family art project. at the stanford museum and nature center, celebrate the season at harvest festival weekend. enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scare crow contest and fun activities for the whole family. contemporary artists welcome visitors into their homes and studio ats flash --
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oktoberfest may be over, but you can enjoy german food side. >> an offshoot of a family owned sausage store is the focus of this week's neighborhood eats. it is located at 1652-2nd avenue in manhattan, and i visited to have a taste. >> my grandfather ferdinand came from germany. he came here with $10 in his pocket. >> manhattan's upper east side has been home to shaler and weber for 83 years. >> we've got our classic meats, our deli meats which are the
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into a shop like this inier many. >> when they opened the store this were they were catering to the neighborhood, to the german immigrants and now i think we're catering to the neighborhood. >> and they're doing so by opening, shaler stuba. stuba means small room. just enough space to indulge in the famous sausages. >> we've always had people asking at the store, can we try something. >> now you can. >> we've got a bacon cheeseburger take on a sausage. >> there's always a classic option and that's based on a brat. jeremy pork shoulder which he slices and grounds up. he adds salt, pepper, careway and other spaces. >> it's a nice process once you get the hang of it. >> there are pretzels and fried chicken but it's the sausages that usually drive people in. how about one called the berlin wall. >> we don't have anything over
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here like this so it's good. >> the bacon and cheddar stuffed brat which is already amazing, and then i have mustard melted swiss cheese, makes it a little fattier which is always better. >> i think i had a bite of everything. >> so german, chicheron, es i want to go there. >> coming up. students on long island may class soon. to strike. >> and fans are cheering a big win by the mets and they're hopeful for more success. the series against the cubs field. can fans expect. meteorologist amy freeze is
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this is new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth, and rob nelson, and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. >> and game 1 goes to the mets. >> the mets steal a win from the cubs in game 1 of the national championship league series, 4-2. >> and fans are hoping for a repeat performance ready for game 2 tonight at citi field. thank you so much for joining us on this sunday, october the 18th. >> if you saw the game, kudos to you. i had to go to bed at like 9:20. i was like i don't want to go. >> never got the tv on in time. >> good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm lauren glassberg. welcome to the 7:00 hour of eyewitness news this sunday morning. clearly we are dressed for the mets. >> we've got the mets orange and blue. meteorologist amy freeze is not
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she's out in central park this morning for a great reason where one of this year's making strides against breast cancer walks is going to kick off in a little while. she has our first look at the accuweather forecast. she's got her pink. >> i'm holding down the pink. that's what i've got going on this morning guys. making strides against breast cancer 21st year here in central park 50,000 participants expected, and you know, these events making strides, they're happening all over the country, and it's really likely -- it's okay. you're welcome. we're showing everybody. it's likely that central park will be the largest event in the entire country. that's kind of exciting. as we get you up to speed on whether the pink boutique is almost open. a lot of very cool t-shirts and other things from the american breast cancer association, american cancer association that will actually profit towards research. good morning, here's a look at the temperatures. upper 30s right now in central park.
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we've got decent skies overahead and we're actually looking very colorful here. if you're coming to the park today, making strides for the event or you'd like to see the participants, expect a beautiful fall color display as well. very cold this morning. wear your layers. we had freezing temperatures across much of the area. frost greeting many parts of the area and tonight another freeze warning that goes until monday morning, so chilly temperatures is the theme here for today. we're also looking at the satellite and radar picture because we're tracking snow overnight trying to get into upstate new york getting a few streamers, but trying to get into the northern counties and i thought maybe we might get some into sussex but just a few wet snowflakes in the poconos and the catskills. today the planner goes all the way to 50 degrees this afternoon. that's well below the average. we'll take climbing temperatures coming up in the full forecast. in the accuweather seven-day. we'll also introduce you to survivors and others that are fighting for this very special
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cause this morning. live from central park, back to you. >> love all the pink that's happening right behind you amy. thank you. the mets are off to a very good start in the national league championship series. >> after a win, they return to citi field tonight for game 2 against the cubs. mets ace matt harvey allowed just four hits in more than seven innings. not bad when you have a 95 miles per hour fastball that you can go to all the time. for the thirty post season game in a row, daniel murphy scored a home run putting the mets on board. murphy's playoff homers have him tied with a team record set in 1959. >> saving the homers i guess. i said it before that, you know, if i knew what i was doing i would have hit more homers during the regular season. >> travis d'arnaud also homered hitting the celebratory apple. the mets won 4-2. eyewitness news sports anchor and reporter laura behnke is going to have
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so let's talk about some mets fans. wow, they are excited and getting more excited for tonight, game 2. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is outstanding in her field live at citi field. >> and a mets fan yourself right? >> what's up? >> reporter: well, my photographer was joking that i should start a wave, but you know, not a lot of people here to participate in that with me. but either way, great night for mets fans last night. exactly the type of night that they were hoping for. now taking a one-game lead over the cubs. we got video of fans leaving citi field last night, just a packed citi field. very excited very jazzed up about this win obviously. some 44,000 people attended the game last night. after the game manager terry collins said his team is playing "pretty good baseball, and i think a lot of fans would agree with that sentiment. fans very excited about the performance of pitcher matt
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harvey and a series of runs. any mets fan will tell you it hasn't been easy being a mets fan in recent years, but it's all worthwhile now. >> best part, travis d'arnaud hitting a homer and harvey dominating. >> one of my favorite parts, travis d'arnaud got a homer. >> let's go mets, long-time fan waiting a long time for this. >> reporter: that's what i was talking about. so the excitement will continue tonight, the first pitch at 8:00. i went online to just take a look. you know, if you didn't have any plans tonight, you want to come to citi field, could you still get a ticket. indeed you can. the prices in fact are not too bad, about $130, but that is standing room only, and that's pretty much all that is left. we're live outside citi field this morning, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> and maybe not for long, but good information there. thank you kristin. and we're all getting into the spirit of the mets big win. stay with eyewitness news as by
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the world series, want to see how fans are celebrating, dressing, send us your blue and orange photos. developing right now. police are searching for a gunman after a deadly shooting at a festival in florida. one person is dead and four others hurt after someone opened fire at zombiecon. thousands attend the festival every year dressed as after the shooting police barricaded the area in downtown fort myers and asked festival goers to clear the area. the four people who were hurt are expected to be okay. this morning police are looking to speak with the boyfriend of a woman who was found murdered in her bathtub in queens. a memorial now stands outside of the building on 90th avenue in jamaica where 28-year-old miriam velez sam i yan's body was found discovered burned inside her bathtub. whether that caused her death or happened after is under investigation.
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boyfriend carlos leon who also goes by the name carlos alvarado. the victim's boss says she quit her job to return to her native guatemala. >> she was going to guatemala because her mother was sick. that's why she was going. >> when i woke up in the morning, i was like what happened here and never thought something like that could happen here. >> sad story from neighbors, they say they often heard screams and fighting coming from the 28-year-old's apartment. investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened. community members are coming together today on long island after a shooting left a young girl in grave condition. police are now offering a $75,000 reward for information on the shooting that left dejah joyner in the hospital. the 12-year-old was in her living room in hempstead when a bullet went through the window hitting her in the head. the young girl has dreams of being a school teacher.
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with her nieces and nephews and stuff. she will be well remembered. she definitely will be well remembered. >> dejah is continuing her fight for her life at winthrop hospital today. local clergy members and town officials will join friends and family outside the victim's home as they express sympathy for the little girl and outrage over the violence. school bus drivers on long island have voted to go on strike. it's a decision that may leave thousands of kids without a ride to school. union members rejected the final contract offer by bowman and sons buses. the company transports 15,000 students to 35 schools in nassau and suffolk counties. the driver will have a meeting to determine the details of their strike. >> coming up on eyewitness news on this sunday morning, firefighters battle massive flames and smoke to fill up a warehouse in new jersey. details on what happened there just ahead. >> also ahead, israeli prime minister speaks to the country's leaders after the
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latest round of violence in the middle east. his plans to ease some of that tension. >> and we are live at the making strides against breast cancer walk in central park.
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we want to get back out to meteorologist amy freeze. she is live in central park this morning for the making strides against breast cancer walk. seems like a lot of activity starting up there this morning amy. >> reporter: oh, we got the music going this morning. it's fun, you guys. electric avenue, it's throw back here this morning. people are starting to gather. they're meeting up with their team members. as things get underway as far
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as the walk about 10 a.m., it will be packed wall to wall people here so it takes a little time to find your teammates and get things organized. 50,000 participants this year here in central park, which makes this the biggest making strides event in the country. so as long as they get the numbers they're expecting this makes us the top spot. meanwhile we've got many places across the tri-state that are also holding events like this and participants are gathering, new jersey, long island, connecticut, we've got a lot of o'spots and we have stacey sager on long island, anthony johnson in new jersey, we'll be hearing from them. sade is hosting a breakfast. she'll be in central park later. a lot happening. let us tell you what you need to do to prepare. it's cold out here. you need a couple of layers. i don't think you could go wrong with a little bit of glove action today, okay. it would just make things more comfortable for you. northwesterly winds have
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brought in this chilly air mass and we had sub freezing temperatures north and west of the city. and of course frost on the pumpkins for a lot of spots across the area. record 82 degrees back in 1928. here's the freeze warning that goes tonight through 10 a.m. boroughs are not included in this, but you see that long island is and all other areas extending down the jersey shore. clouds streaming in from the northwest, and yes, some brighter white showing snow coming off the lakes there. into parts of southeast new york but still it's a sign of the times, the cold air, maybe even some snow are possible for the catskills and the poconos, 24 for sussex. that's the coldest temperature i've seen on the maps this morning, even into the northern cities is suburbs, newburgh, white plains freezing or colder, calm winds in some spots and then breezes climbing up to 10 to 12 degrees right now. cold facts here is that we are
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in the zone where we end growing and we move towards winter, but hold out hope because we return to the 70s midweek. some spots do go into the 20s. it's going to be a large swing from temperatures as low as the 20s this week all the way up to the 70s by the middle of the week for daytime highs. tonight's game at citi field, 8:07 first pitch. temperatures will be in the 40s and dropping throughout the game. again, it's even colder inside the stadium. we might get official reporting temperatures in the 40s there at queens but it's very chilly right at the field level, so expect that 10 to 15 below normal for daytime highs again today, even through tomorrow afternoon we're chilly. we climb back into the above average range by wednesday and thursday. so this high pressure that's really protecting us from any storms and bringing down the cold air from canada will start to shift to the east. that allows for the warmer air. we're also rain free until tuesday, early on tuesday we'll be tracking that front off to the north and west. so breaking down the numbers
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for you in accuweather, 50 degrees, brisk and chilly today. a mix of sun and clouds, and then tonight our temperatures will go down into the mid-30s. that freeze warning that goes until early tomorrow morning and our accuweather seven-day forecast, 68 on tuesday, look at those temperatures climbing, sun breaks on wednesday, we'll get 72 and then a shower at night, evening tonight on saturday. back here live at making strides, the nypd getting a team together thanks to this gentleman right here. first of all, you have a special connection that sort of motivated you to get a team together? >> yes, amy my aunt passed away four years ago from breast cancer, and i saw an opportunity for the nypd to create awareness with cancer and breast cancer survivors. we have nypd blue goes pink on are wearing pink. we want to just spread
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we support them, that officers and members of our department are breast cancer survivors and we're here to support everyone. >> and here's a great example of that nypd survivor. what's been your experience with the american cancer society in your battle and your recovery. >> it's been great. i'm a 12-year survivor and been coming to the walk for the last ten years. it's an honor for me to be a member of the nypd. this is phenomenal. i feel so honored that i work with such a great organization and making strides has just been at the forefront bringing awareness and supporting all kinds of breast cancer survivors, the survivors, co-survivors and everyone who loves us. >> thank you. it's such an important thing when you can bring hope to those who are surviving. you can show the stories you've experienced and your willingness to participate and fight. thank you so much to the nypd.
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we're so glad to see you and for you to share your story. we'll look for your team out there today. hashtag again is. >> nypd blue goes pink. >> i love it. we're all going pink you guys, live here in central park. we'll be here throughout the morning. looking forward to seeing your teams here. let's go back live into the studio. >> thanks amy. i love it. nypd blue goes pink. >> i love the hat. that's a keeper. that's awesome. >> yes. >> straight ahead on eyewitness news sunday morning, mayor de blasio continues his tour of israel today after meeting with students who demonstrate a rare union between the israelis and palestinians. >> and we can't get enough of this, come on highlights from last night's mets cubs game at
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the mets are ready to take on the cubs again after a big win last night. >> laura behnke has highlights from citi field. >> the cubs may have swept the mets in the regular season going a perfect 7 and 0 against new york, but the slate is wiped clean in the post season, which is exactly what the mets were hoping for saturday night on a very christen night in flushing. as the mets ask cubs clashed for the first time ever in the post season in game 1 of the nlcs. new york wasted no time against cubs ace jon lester. daniel murphy his third straight game with a home run. it was 1-0 mets. the cubs would strike back in the 5th. matt harvey allows the rbi double by starlin castro.
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curtis granderson delivers, that made it 2-1 mets. they weren't content with that. in the 6th travis d'arnaud, the monster shot. that ball hits the apple solo home run, 3-1 now. meanwhile harvey was dominant, he took a perfect game through 4, allowed 2 runs and struck out 9 in 7 and 2/3 innings of work. yes reduce familia came in. >> it's a different team, different confidence level, different atmosphere but like we said we still got some work to go. this team's not going anywhere. >> you've got to thank the veterans reminding us to take it pitch by pitch. >> we better bring it again tomorrow just like we did against the kershaws lesters. we better do the same thing and try to manufacture some runs and hopefully jump on them early.
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series, the mets get the game 1 win. tonight it's game 2, noah syndergaard gets ball for the mets while the cubs send jake arrieta to the mound.
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firefighters in new jersey battled a large warehouse fire. the flames sparked last night on lloyd road in aberdeen township in monmouth county. firefighters from departments in neighboring towns were on the scene offering mutual aid. there's no reports of injuries. the building's owned by a company that sells hardwood flooring and lumber. the israeli military says
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worshipers who entered a shrine without a permit and clashed with palestinians. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke this morning in a cabinet meeting saying the country will go after the finances of the islamic movement in israel. netanyahu says that group is the chief inciter of the violence that has left eight israelis and 40 palestinians dead. mayor bill de blasio continues his visit with a visit to the western wall before speaking at the annual conference of mayors. yesterday the mayor visited a school near jerusalem which is attended by both israelis and palestinians, a rare example of coexistence peacefully between the two sides. >> i don't want to pretend to understand the nuances of the situation. i think it's important as an outsider to not claim to know more than i do. i think this is a larger human
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>> de blasio also met with the mayors of tel aviv and jerusalem and visited with victims of recent palestinian stabbing attacks. he returns to new york later tonight. >> there is much more ahead on eyewitness news this sunday morning including a look at today's top stories. >> oh, boy it's another win for the mets. i'm kristin thorne with excited fan reaction coming up. >> thank you kristin. also we're live in central park this morning where one of the making strides against breast cancer walks is about to take place, the biggest in the country, meteorologist amy freeze is holding court there. we're going to have the
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does this $20 family fill up meal have eight pieces of original recipe chicken? yes. [ding] two large mashed potatoes and gravy? yes. [ding] and are you the real colonel sanders? yes... [buzzing] it's finger lickin' good. cue the sunrise, welcome back to eyewitness news. we're making strides against breast cancer this morning, walks are taking place across the country including the largest one in the country right there in central park. it is sunday morning, october 18th. good to have you with us. thanks for making time.
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i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm lauren glassberg in for rob nelson this morning. welcome to eyewitness news sunday morning. meteorologist amy freeze out in central park this morning getting ready for the making strides against breast cancer walk that's happening there and elsewhere. she has a look at our accuweather forecast. good morning, is it warming up a little? >> good morning to the both of you, no, it's not. it's cold out here. upper 30s, they're warming up their voices this morning. it's going to be a lot going on, notes only right there at the band show on stage but teams getting together, the nypd team getting together right there with matt gulo in charge of them. i want to give you a walking tour there's the pink boutique set up. i'm walking now while i can to show you what's happening. it really is an amazing time.
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with teams and participants, 50,000 participating this year. that's expected to be the largest in the country. team abc will be out here. our t-shirts are black and they say warriors in pink. we will have long sleeves underneath. let's start with the temperatures. if you're getting out the door for whatever reason this morning, make sure you have extra layers on. it was freezing cold last night, a lot of cold temperatures making it to the low to mid-20s in northwest new jersey last night. skies are looking good this morning, but it's those temperatures that are really going to capture your attention. you peek outside, you see a little bit of sunshine, don't bedeceived. we're going to be limited with 50 degrees expected. there have been clouds coming down from the great lakes, a few light snow showers as well for upstate new york. a sign of the times, right. that stays up into the poconos and the catskills for now. for us it will be that mix of sun and clouds. 50 for the high. we get warmer as the week rolls on. i'll have all those details in
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we are live in central park this morning. we'll also have reports coming up from new jersey and long island. back inside to you guys. >> it's a great day there. thanks amy. >> she's channeling the pink. we're channeling the orange and the blue baby. >> we did not plan it. >> we thought about the mets though. we just didn't cooperate with one another. the mets keep on going to the road to the world series. they beat the cub 4-2 in game 1 of the national league championship series. tonight they're ready for another win. why not. kristin thorne is live at citi field for us this morning in what she says is red, but i see orange. >> reporter: yeah, no, it is red but i'm going with orange for now. definitely, definitely. so i'm going to admit as someone from washington i can't say that i've been a lifelong mets fan, but i'm even getting caught up in this entire thing. it is very, very exciting and i know that because i come from a household of mets' fans, it's
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not always easy being a mets' fan but youstick with something, you're loyal to it, eventually it is going to come back and reward you. that is the sentiment we heard last night from mets fans. matt murphy's home run, another home run. that home run matching a team record by homering in his third straight post season game. then d'arnaud hit a homer in the 6th, a drive that clinicked off the home run apple behind center field wall. home runs and good pitching has really been the way of the game for the mets. >> that's how we win games. we win games because we hit the ball out of the ballpark. it makes all the difference in the world. when you've got guys that go out there and you know you can make it 1-0 or get back into the game. >> reporter: now we're showing you some video of fans leaving a packed stadium last night, 44,000 people in attendance, barely a spare seat in the house.
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8:00 tonight. if you saw the game last night, you saw people in their gloves and their hats and their here. if you're planning to come out make sure to bring your coal weather gear. for now we're live outside citi field this morning, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you so much. stay with eyewitness news as we follow the mets on the road pictures at abc7ny. custody after being shot by pennsylvania wal-mart. eyewitnesses say the gunman was firing shots it a semiautomatic rifle in the parking lot yesterday afternoon. he hit several vehicles with gunfire, but no one was hurt. eyewitnesses called police and ducked for cover. >> i heard gunfire and i came behind vehicles. >> like nine cop cars pulled shooting. you started ducking.
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make sure no one's getting hurt. >> the suspect is accused of firing shots at responding officers. the officers returned fire shooting the man twice. he underwent surgery. mexican officials are searching the rugged mountains in mexico for el chapo. joaquin guzman was flown to the mountains in his home state july. the mexican government says it has captured the pilot who flew guzman into hiding on the small plane. the statement from mexico's security cabinet says guzman injured his leg and face while escaping in the rugged terrain. opening statements begin tomorrow in the case against the man accused of the mob heist immortalized in the movie good fellows. vincent oscara was arrested last year after taking part in the robbery. the now 80-year-old helped plan
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he's accused of spending most of the $750,000 he allegedly took in the robbery at the racetrack. >> coming up next on eyewitness news sunday morning, police had to jump into action when a pet kangaroo hopped away from its owner on staten island. >> and saving lives, making strides against breast cancer this morning. walks are taking place across the tri-state.
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. we want to head right back out to meteorologist amy freeze who's live in central park for breast cancer walk. good morning again amy. >> reporter: hi, lauren, morning here. teams are gathering, the together. it's a little cold. you need all the layers, and they've got long sleeves under their team t-shirts this morning, but it looks like it's going to turn out to be beautiful as far as the skies popping in central park. temperatures are in the upper 30s here right now.
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making strides against breast cancer. and eyewitness news, wabc proud sponsors of this event throughout the decades. so happy to be here again seeing old friends this morning. 50,000 expected, and if the numbers pan out as they hope they will, this will be the the country. so making strides happens all over the u.s. today, but right here in central park we could have the biggest turnout of any of the strides events. that's pretty exciting. let's get you up to speed on what you need to do for today's weather. number one is layer up. we had freezing numbers and the northern suburbs last night then extending into the northern counties, we had 20 last night. it's very chilly. the breezes are gusty creating a windchill last night at citi field, really cold compared to what we've had for so many months around here. the freeze warning will also be up for again tonight extending through early tomorrow morning. expect a chilly start to the workweek.
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then we'll start to turn a corner. it looks like by tuesday and wednesday temperatures really do recover, and we get back to some warmth. clouds sneaking in to the northwest counties and even some streaming lines of snow, yes, not amounting to much but surely a sign of the changes that we're seeing. temperature in sussex the coldest spot this morning, 24 degrees. the freezing point down the shore and on long island, morristown had 30 degrees and 30 for newburgh and below freezing in white plains this morning as well. northwest winds are up to 15 miles an hour and although this frosty freeze ends the growing season and we've had the freezing temperatures expect it to get even colder tonight into freeze warning expanded and extended through 10 a.m. on monday. then the turn, then the change return. so tonight for the game, 8:07 first pitch. it will be a chilly wind again out of the northwest feeling like the 30s. by the way, temperatures
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so you'll need those extra layers, even if by the first pitch you're okay. you need those as we get into the stretch. coldest air so far this fall is overhead, not just today but again tomorrow. the cold air will remain coming down from the north and west until these high pressure systems can be shoved you shore to the east. expect it to be cool again tomorrow but don't give up hope into the cold season because we'll be back into the 70s. futurecast showing dry skies today and tomorrow. our next chance for rain coming in with a front on tuesday. we'll be tracking those showers north and west starting early on tuesday morning. breaking down the numbers, 50 in the city during the day. then falling to the mid-30s in the city tonight, but freezing in the outlying areas. really just the boroughs excluded from that in parts of western long island. other than that everybody else looking for the freeze tonight. here's the accuweather seven-
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68 degrees on tuesday. partly sunny and warmer. sun breaks and mild temperatures on wednesday and thursday, and then friday we are back to the low 60s. so it will be pretty chilly. a lot of folks gathering around here this morning, you guys. we've got terrific sponsors from over the years. hi you guys coming to say hello to you this morning. i love your pink hair. what's your name? >> i'm chante day from the bronx. >> i'm walking to support breast cancer awareness. >> great example you are to all these folks around here. so great to see your team coming together. good luck in the walk today. how are you? seeing a lot of good friends. terrific to see you this morning. so michelle lauren this has been the case over the years. we start to get the crowds coming in here and eventually it will be packed person to person like this getting to know your friends and the supporters really well over the years. so we're going to take a little tour here around the area.
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we've got reporters first stacey sager is on long island, anthony johnson is in new jersey. we're going to get right to stacy and we'll hear from our other comrades across the area. we're looking forward to a terrific morning. >> the energy here in jones beach is really great, even for this hour in the morning, and i want to let you know something. there's about 300 of these walks across the country. this one is actually the largest. they get 65,000 people here at jones beach. that's pretty great right? i mean amazing and hundreds of volunteers, and really this is a day about honoring those we've lost to breast cancer and also celebrating the survivors, and they come out and they walk and it feels like family. and as a survivor, i can say that for sure. i want to introduce you to someone who's very special, mostly because her name is stacy also. stacy brennan of plain view.
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>> hi, how are you stacy. >> good, you're a survive, stage 4 doing amazing. >> i can't even believe it you had surgery two weeks ago. >> yes, two weeks ago. and how much have you raised this year. >> 30,000 this year, $30,000. >> $30,000 for breast cancer,. >> unbelievable. >> along with my community, the school pog jfk. my american cancer family, which they are they become a family. fundraisers. and the strength. >> this is what keeps me happy, it keeps me going. you of all people know what it feels like, and we want to get rid of this terrible disease, and the way to do it is to get out there and make everybody aware and raise money and it really it makes me very happy to do so. >> and it energizes me to be out here and see all these inspiring people. >> this is the most beautiful
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people high fiving each other as you're passing. the music, the energy. it's absolutely unbelievable. breathtaking. >> we're here for you. we support you, too. >> thank you stacy. >> thank you. it is such an honor to be here. we're going to be coming to you live throughout the morning. we are live at jones beach, field 5, i'm stacey sager channel 7 eyewitness news. >> stacy and stacy great job, thumbs up there on long island. back here at central park, come on over here beautiful lady. dr. martha sullivan from ajc. so great to see you. >> thank you. >> such an important sponsorship you guys have provided. you're heroes to many people in your field but also in leading the example. what are you looking forward to today with your team and the participants coming out that you know personally. >> this is a wonderful day for hac, this is what we do. we have about 40,000 staff across the city and we are every day helping our neighbors, our families, our friends, and we want to get the
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word out that early screening and detection makes a difference, that our facilities are available for women to come in and get screened. it makes a very huge difference in survival rate. there's hhc facilities in every neighborhood. we see people regardless of their ability to pay. we have a number one rated health insurance plan metro plus that can also assist, and it's a wonderful day. we're glad to be here, and we've actually raised over $1.5 million for the acs since our affiliation with them since 2003, and we're looking to make that took into consideration i said 1.5 million, i'm sorry, and we're looking to make that 2 million really sir. >> dr. martha sullivan congratulations with all the work you've done with patients and leading forward, pushing the envelope. thank you all. see you all on the route. the stories are amazing from survivors, family members, and really caretakers. i think that's such an
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important part, not only are they fighting the fight with their patients but they're out hopefully prevent others from having to go through it. >> so true. thank you so much amy. nothing makes people feel more alone than sitting with a doctor and hearing those words in a white austere room. so you're not alone. a lot of people out there supp 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.
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ti staten island looked a little like the outback yesterday when people were caught off guard by a kangaroo bouncing around. >> right? >> yeah. the marsupial was caught on camera hopping through the parking lot of an auto repair shop. the police found its owner in a nearby home. he said his pet named buster hopped away from a friend's
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>> people surprised to see buster bouncing by were mostly concerned for the animal's safety. >> very lucky saturday morning doesn't have a lot of cars here. usually the hockey place very busy on saturdays. some car might run him over but lucky this morning don't have a lot of classes. >> pet kangaroos are banned in the city, shocker but they're actually allowed where the owner lives in upstate new york, so police did not charge him but they said. >> don't come back. >> go away. and take your kangaroo on a leash this time. anyway, just saying. >> before we go, let's look at today's community calendar for channel 7. >> from historical to residential and industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit with tourist talks and performances at the 13th annual open house new york. >> at wave hill in the bronx, honey weekend winds down with a
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buzzworthy range of activities from candle making and honey extraction demonstrations to a be a bee family art project. >> at the stanford museum and nature center, celebrate the season at harvest festival weekend. enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scare crow contest and fun activities for the whole family. >> contemporary artists welcome visitors into their homes and studios at the flat bush artists studio tour in ditmus park, one of new york city's most architecturally interesting and historic neighborhoods. >> the oyster festival on long island offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites including live entertainment, tall ships, artisans and the oyster eating and shucking. >> buy a pumpkin, take a nature walk, hear music, ride a pony and visit a beer tent at the harvest fest and pumpkin patch in queens botanical garden.
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. coming up, good morning america's weekend edition. >> joining us now to talk about what's going on over there, tom yamis. >> coming up on gma this morning, the man hunt continues for notorious drug lord el chapo. mexican authorities believe they are hot on his tracks saying he was injured narrowly escaping capture. are authorities zeroing in on this most wanted criminal. >> what was supposed to be a
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chaos after a shooting leaves one dead and four injured at the zombiecon festival in florida. police now asking attendees for remains at large. the latest coming up. >> and finally two new shark attacks in hawaii. yesterday one person in serious condition, this coming after shark attack survivor spoke to us for the first time detailing his terrifying experience in the jaws of a 13-foot monster. more on the survivor's frightening tale this morning. it's all coming up on gma. >> i just saw his injured finger. thanks tom. >> all right you two. and this morning, police are looking to speak with the boyfriend of a woman who was in queens. a memorial stands outside the building on 90th avenue in body was found yesterday morning. she was discovered with burns
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police boyfriend carlos leon who also goes by carlos alvarado. community members are coming together after a shooting left a young girl in grave condition. police are now offering $75,000 reward for information on the shooting that left dejah joyner in the hospital. the 12-year-old was in her living room in hempstead when a bullet went through the window and hit her in the head. dejah's continuing to fight for her life. school bus drivers on long island have voted to strike. it's a decision that may leave thousands of children without a ride to school. union members rejected the final contract offer by bowman and sons buses, and the company transports 15,000 students to 35 schools in nassau and suffolk counties. this could be a problem. the drivers now will have a meeting to determine the details of that strike. and the mets are off to a very good start in the championship series. fans hoping tonight's game will keep the streak alive. >> eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at citi
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hi kristin. >> reporter: hi there michelle and lauren. if you had to go to bed before the game ended, i know how you feel. let me bring you up to date. the mets won 4-2. we want to show you one of the highlights from last night's game. this is daniel murphy making a diving play at 2nd base for the final out of the game. then of course a huge celebration by the mets in the thousands of fans in the stands. really a solid game for the mets last night. good pitching, several home runs, mets manager terry collins calling it "pretty good baseball." . the pitch tonight will start off at 8:00 tonight. there are still some tickets left if you want to get some, but most of them are standing room only. we're live outside citi field this morning, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> the benefit of standing room only is you stand really close to each other and stay warm. >> i think it's genius. it's the best. >> kristin in orange, i'm in blue. she's in orange. let's think pink now.
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get a final check on the accuweather forecast from amy freeze in central park. >> reporter: good morning to the both of you. excitement really building here as the crowds do, and the american cancer society of course setting up their booths of information and survivors in the survivors village. you can see guys people are getting ready for this event, about 50,000 participants are expected. >> it's okay, it's okay. >> and so as we go throughout the day today, it really is going to be a chance for people to get out and march for their cause. right now more than 2 million people are live today after being treated for breast cancer. the accuweather seven-day forecast, 50s for all the walkers out here in the afternoon. right now it's upper 30s. by tuesday we're up to 68. 70s on wednesday and thursday. friday and saturday temperatures are in the 60s. this is the 21st year for
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park, and we're seeing old friends showing up. we're seeing new friends making their way over to say hello, taking a selfie or two. as the morning goes on we'll have amazing stories of survivors, back to you guys. >> boy a little spirited. >> thanks for holding down the fort there amy. thanks so much. stay warm. that's going to do it for us on this edition of eyewitness news on this sunday morning, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm lauren glassberg. for the entire eyewitness news team, thanks so much for joining us. >> stick around, good morning america is coming up next followed by the 9:00 hour that we'll bring you of eyewitness news.
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