tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC October 19, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
week, everyone. 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. breaking at 4:30, you're looking at a live picture of a huge fire raging in westchester county tearing through a row of stores and an apartment building in mount vernon. eyewitness news is on the scene. >> the mets are two wins away from the world series. we have new reaction from the players this morning. >> let's get a live look outside. bundle up before you head out as temperatures tumbled overnight. we are tracking a big warmup.
, good morning i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. it is monday october 19th. you are never more than 7 traffic. meteorologist bill evans with forecast. >> good morning ken, have you back. that's over. it's chilly and it's cold outside the city. white plains 28, freezing at teterboro at 32. up to poughkeepsie and kingston, sussex, newburgh all in the 20s. 30 at belmar, 31 bridgeport and you know what that means, frost on the ground. we've got a freeze warning until 10:00 this morning. going to be a cold morning. dress warmly. you've got this wind out of the northwest making it chilly as well. we're going to talk about a big warmup in your accuweather seven-day forecast. heather's looking at your commute. >> my weekend was great.
let's go over our mass transit chart. no problems here metro north, new haven line ongoing track work. you have the 4 and 6 trains running express only getting into the brooklyn bridge until 5 a.m. this is the fdr drive right in the 70s. looks like traffic is doing just fine as you take the fdr drive and street cleaning rules are in effect. lori over to you. thank you. breaking right now in westchester county, firefighters are battling a huge fire ripping through several buildings in mount vernon. new video just in shows the fierce flames and thick smoke forcing families out into the cold. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live with what we know so far. >> reporter: good morning lori, yeah, this fire started around 1:00 in the morning. now three hours later firefighters are still trying to get it under control. take a look here.
the electric is still on to some of these buildings. you can see some of that flashing going on there and the cleaners, that laundromat over there. as we've been here we've seen the flames literally go up and down this group of stores. it seems to be spreading back and forth. if you look behind that smoke there, that is where we believe that that apartment building was. we are hearing that that building may have collapsed. thankfully there have been no reports of any injuries. the fire started around 1:00 in the morning. those stores include a deli, a laundromat, also a pizza place. the fire spread to an attached three-story apartment building leaving about a dozen people now homeless. i heard from someone here on scene that it appears that perhaps a local police officer may have initially seen the flames and ran into that residential building to get everyone out. of course at 1:00 in the morning many of those people would have been sleeping. i want to show you back here live the 3-alarm fire again.
the electric going off in that cleaners right there, so this is a 3-alarm fire. i do see a yonkers department here as well, so we're hoping to get an update soon from the fire officials here on scene. obviously they're very busy with what they're handling. no injury. we're live in mount vernon. i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> it is 4:34. the midwest better make way for the magnificent mets. they are two wins away from the world series after another dominating performance against the chicago cubs. next stop chicago. the team tweeted out this picture overnight and the team boarding the plane down for the windy city. rob powers has the while lights. >> another powerful performance from syndergaard,ed mets head to chicago up two games to none. this team is really something. this team is two wins away from the world series.
>> and the mets sure are playing well. david wright gets in on the fun with a run scoring double in the 1st inning. daniel murphy's next. a two-run home run. in his last four games murphy's homered off arrieta, lester, frankie and kershaw twice. they had three -- curtis granderson with stellar defense in the 2nd. instead of giving up a home run, noah syndergaard gets a 1- 2-3 inning. syndergaard 1 run, 9 strikeouts, the mets have an impressive 4-1 victory. this team focused on the task at hand, winning. >> everybody wants to win. everybody's playing to win, and rooting for each other. they don't care who's in the game. just get it done. >> you dream of it, to be able to go to work with 24 men in there that are absolutely awesome guys and i think we're
having a lot of fun right now. >> hopefully we can kind of keep that momentum going in chicago. i think the home field was huge for us. >> the confidence continues to remain high. at the same time we have to realize we are going to chicago now. they're going to get their home stand, their fans they're back to their comfort level. >> it's quite possible the next time the mets play here if they keep on rolling they could be in the world series. at citi field, rob powers channel 7 eyewitness news. >> that is exciting. mayor de blasio took to twitter to show his support. "nyc i present your deputy mayors with clutch and amazin long may they serve." dray clark is live at citi field with more reaction to the big win. stay with eyewitness news for complete coverage as the mets continue on the road to the happening today, grief counselors will be available at a long island middle school this morning after the murder of a fellow classmate over the
weekend. community leaders stood beside friends and family yesterday just hours after dejah joyner died. the 12-year-old was shot friday nigh while standing in her living room. >> something needs to be done about this stuff you know. it's happening too much, too often. >> she was just a sweetheart. i couldn't be more proud of her if she was my own granddaughter. >> police are looking at surveillance video that shows someone getting out of a car and firing a shot missing the intended target. police are offering a $75,000 reward in the search for the shooter. police on long island have arrested a man next a burning body found in the otis pike thursday. investigators identified the guzman of amityville. yesterday they announced the
arrest of 21-year-old brian rosales meija. prosecutors charged him with second degree murder. 4:37 the haitian community in rocklin county in an uproar over a help wanted ad that specified no haitians. ed ad set off a firestorm of protest online, and it prompted action by local state senator david car lucic. form of discrimination. >> the senator's calling on the attorney general to take action against penny saver and the advertiser interim health care incorporated. we've reached out to that company and to penny them. it is 4:38. a woman used her teeth to fight off an attempted sexual attacker at a popular manhattan park. a man confronted a 63-year-old woman in the restroom in union square yesterday afternoon. the woman told police he demanded she perform a sex act,
but she managed to bite his hand during a struggle and ran away. investigators say the suspect may be homeless in his 30s with a long beard and green jacket. 4:38 and happening today the government will announce new regulations for remote controlled drones. the new rules will require owners to register those devices with the department of transportation. the claim follows an increasing number of close calls between drones and airplanes. the policy is expected to be in place just in time for the holidays. it is 4:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> clear skies and a look from our camera here at 4 times square looking south, looking good at 37 degrees in manhattan, a little above freezing in the suburbs. it's freezing and it's frosty. as we look from our camera here in astoria looking south, clear skies, great visibility, but it's a chilly 37 degrees. you see the wind
we've got clear skies, the winds are out of the northwest here. notice back to our west the wind profiles come around southeast to southerly in the great lakes. that will warm things up there, and that warm air is coming our way for tomorrow. a big warmup very fast. it's a cold morning and even by 8:00 it's only 36. we're looking at 41 by 10, noontime today about 46 to 52 later on this afternoon, so it will be a quite chilly day normal. a big warmup on the way. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. >> we're going to show you a picture of the george washington bridge. we don't have construction at the george washington bridge this morning. you do want to keep in mind if you want to get get to that lower level, e-z pass only. let's go to a webcam. fdr drive doing fine as you head through the 70s. a very good ride. here is the gowanus expressway, a good ride there, no major
problems as you travel northbound. the brooklyn bridge is open this morning, and that's because it's a monday and they don't close down the brooklyn bridge on a monday morning. we also have the grand central parkway eastbound side, no major problems there. as you head up through the area of astoria boulevard it's doing very well and our subways the 4 and 6 trains, that should be cleared by 5 a.m. ken and lori over to you. >> thank you. it's 4:41. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. a family of 5 killed after their suv plunges into a lake out west. how did this happen. we'll have an update on the tragic crash. >> and a family is heartbroken after a game of cops and robbers between two young robbers turns deadly. the father of the children waking up in jail. >> the texas teenager detailed after bringing his homemade clock to class receives a special honor over the weekend. >> and we're following a breaking story in westchester county right now.
it we continue to follow breaking news in westchester county where a fire is tearing through homes and businesses. this is in mount vernon. eyewitness news is live with continuing coverage. kristin thorne will have an update in a bit. it's 4:44. an early blast of winter in parts of new york it hurts to say in syracuse police had to close get this a 12-mile section of i-81 yesterday of car accidents. communities north of there got up to 9 inches of snow. in northern michigan they got a half a foot of snow and marathon runners in grand rapids still did their personal best in spite of temperatures
>> what was that we just saw? oh, okay. >> that's how they get it ready for lunch. >> i know you would know the difference, bill, growing up on a farm. >> i'm just saying that was massive. [ laughter ] >> i don't even want to know. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> i wouldn't know but i'm just saying that hog was looking around like. >> right is this. >> that's how they roll in michigan. >> here's what's happening this morning, we have a chilly morning outside with winds that continue to be out of the northwest. clear skies. a cold start to your day. here's our look from brooklyn over to the east side. quiet on the east river. dry humidity. temperatures 37. look at that pressure, 30.45. that is strong, cold high pressure out of canada right over us, and so yesterday's high 50 degrees. normal is 63. we're 13 degrees cooler yesterday. we'll still be a little cooler
about 10, 11 degrees cooler. sun's officially up at 7:11. here are the cold hard facts, the suburban temperatures have tumbled into the 20s this morning, a hard freeze. low and mid-30s for new york city, the coast, widespread frost north and west and it's still chilly through the day today. a big warmup is on the way. kingston, poughkeepsie 24, 23 carmel, say good-bye to the growing season. look at monticello now down into the teens at 19. 31 coastal connecticut. 32 islip. there is this freeze warning in effect until 10:00, not counting really the five boroughs of new york city or right at the jersey shore or parts of the urban areas of new jersey. got to get it north and west and away from the city. that's still 10:00. you see the wind profiles with clear skies out of the northwest. as i was talking about, here's the wind coming up out of the south.
that will warm us up as we go into tomorrow. we're looking at 52 today, big warmup tomorrow. we're looking at i would 68. it's noticeably warmer. this cool front hangs back here until we get to the end of the week. sunny, still cool, high 52. 47 tonight, 40 in the suburbs. there's your big warmup, and tomorrow we rebound nicely, plenty of sunshine, much warmer, the high is 68. and we're going to be looking at temperatures that warm up nicely this week. we're going to be looking at low 70s by midweek and the end of the week. >> i've got to ask bill something. already i'm back with a question. coming out of the home depot yesterday in new jersey, 40 something degrees sunny. >> why does he have to sound like james cagney coming out of the home depot. >> i was in the garden state so i'm talking like my garden staters. all of a sudden i see these flakes of snow.
what would you call that? >> i was connecticut walking around with my daughter sarah and it snowed and it hit me in the mouth and i went what was that. this cold blast, the atmosphere's cold up aloft so it's just squeezing out some snow. >> that's when it is, just squeezing out some snow. >> just some flurries. >> get rid of that accent now. >> let's check in with heather o'rourke. >> never going to get me you dirty rat. >> we have a little bit of a problem on the subways see. let's go right over here, talk to you about the 4 and the 6 trains, you're going to find delays and service changes, express only, bypassing 14th street. that's brooklyn bridge and that's all because of ongoing track work until 5 a.m. you have track work on metro north's new haven line. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. so you have to move that car in the cold weather. ken and lori over to you. thank you. a family tragedy is unfolding
in arizona this morning. a family of 5 drowned when their suv plunged into a lake. it's still unclear just how it happened. police and some good samaritans pulled the parents from the vehicle along with two of their children. they all died. rescuers did realize there was another child in the car until a few hours later when divers pulled him out. all three children were toddlers between 1 and 3 years old. police in detroit say a pastor shot and killed a man church. according to investigators the man threatened the pastor with a brick just after services started yesterday afternoon. and that's when the pastor's and opening fire. the man died at the hospital. police say the two did have a prior dispute. a father in chicago is facing charges after police say his 6-year-old son found his brother. 3-year-old ian santiago died
after being shot while playing with a game of cops of robbers with his older brother. police say the 6-year-old found his father's loaded gun on top of the refrigerator. the two boys were home with their grandfather when the shot rang out. >> i heard a pop and i came through the door and the 6-year- old he told me ian's been shot so i ran down there and i grabbed him. he was laying flat. >> the boy's father 25-year-old michael santiago is facing felony child endangerment charges. prosecutors say santiago had bought the gun on the street and showed it to his sons when he brought it home. gold medalist oscar pistorius found guilty of killing his girlfriend reeva steencamp will be released from prison tomorrow and begin serving house arrest. under terms of the release, pistorius must continue
psychotherapy and he's not allowed to possess a firearm. a muslim civil rights group is honoring the texas high school student who was arrested after he built a digital clock that his teachers and police thought was a bomb. the council on american islamic relations has given hack med muhammad its american husband lick of the year award. his arrest in september sparked claims that he was singled out because he is a muslim. >> i used to want to stop discrimination for everyone, not just for religious but for all races as well. >> president obama invited ahmed to attend this evening's white house astronomy night. >> 4:51. come up on eyewitness news this morning, a car tears through a 4-foot fence and plunges 20 feet into the ocean. nearby rescuers sprang into action but it was too late. >> we're following a breaking story, take a look at this video, businesses and homes
immortalized in the movie goodfellas. authorities arrested vincent asaro last year after investigators accused him of taking part in a $6 million robbery at kennedy airport. prosecutors now say that the 80- year-old helped plan the heist in 1978. he's accused of spending most of the $750,000 in the robbery at the racetrack. any thoughts of putting on shorts and a t-shirt to go for again. >> if you want to dress and get going, dress warmly to get these temperatures. temperatures 21 monticello, 20 around new city, 30 around paramus. it's a morning where we're going to see temperatures today that hang around the 20s. start the day in the 30s in the suburbs, and we're going to be looking at temperatures by the afternoon that get into the low 50s and only about 51 to 52 this afternoon. dress warmly.
it's weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. hey there's heather o'rourke. how are you doing in. >> how are you doing. let's go over and check out our subway status. downtown express only. bridge. that will last until 5 a.m. with track work. the n and the r trains signal problems at court street. if you are using mass transit as far as our other train systems are concerned, metro north and new haven line track work, long island railroad, new jersey transit doing okay. george washington bridge moves very well in both directions and then you have that construction at the lincoln and the holland just about cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori over to you. thank you very much. one man is dead. another critically hurt after being pulled from a car that crashed off a pier in california. finishes say the men were -- officials say the men were in the water nearly 20 minutes. investigators are not clear what caused that crash. former nba star lamar odom
is said to be showing signs of improvement after being found unconscious in a nevada brothel. >> friends and family remain by his bedside. sources tell abc news, the queens native is doing "very well." odom was found unconscious last tuesday at the love ranch. they're awaiting blood tests to determine what triggered the medical episode. we're closing in on 5:00. we're also following a breaking story. crews are battling a massive fire right now in mount vernon. several stores and apartments are engulfed in flames. we've just received an update from firefighters who will have a live update from the scene. >> another spectacular night for the mets defeating the cubbies at citi field. now they move on to chicago to the world series. >> it may feel like we're getting a taste of that cold chicago air right now, but we are tracking a big warmup. meteorologist bill evans will have your accuweather update
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this is breaking news from channel 7 eyewitness news. and breaking right now, crews are battling a massive fire in westchester county. this is a live look right now from the scene in mount vernon where crews are trying to knock down fierce flames. several stores and apartments have been destroyed. >> it's 5 a.m. i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. we're going to get to weather and traffic in a minute. first we are going to start with that breaking story. huge flames forcing several families into the cold in mount vernon. >> kristin thorne live at the scene with the latest information. what do we know? >> reporter: ken and lori, just a quick update from a fire official here on scene again confirming to eyewitness news that there thankfully have been no injuries and all the
trying to get this thing under control for about the past four hours now. here you're taking a live look. last look we showed you, really the whole front of this row of stores was on fire. now it looks like the fire has moved back a little bit. again, this started around 1:00 in the morning. it's been quite some time for firefighters to try to get this thing under control. where you're seeing the large plume of smoke there, that is where that apartment building was standing. i just confirmed with the fire official here that some of that building has collapsed. thankfully no report of any injuries. this fire started around 1:00 in the morning in this row or stores in mount vernon. those stores include a laundromat, a pizza place as well as a deli. the fire spread to an attached 3-story apartment building leaving about a dozen people now homeless. we're hearing here on the scene that a local police officer may have been walking by and saw
the fire initially and ran into that building to get some of those residents out. of course at 1:00 in the morning, many of them would have been sleeping. so we want to show you another live look here. you can see, again, firefighters just trying as hard as they can to get this under control. fire. really, we've been seeing the fire go back and forth throughout the entire building. it was up at the deli, then went down to the cleaners, then it went back up and now it little bit. thankfully all the firefighters working very hard out here, and they're doing okay as well. we're live in mount vernon, i'm kristin thorne. channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. let's go to bill now. >> it is cold to start the day. dress warmly. we've got temperatures in the suburbs in the 20s, frost on the ground, and we're looking at 36 in the five boroughs. a little warmer, clear skies, got a calm wind. freeze warning until 10:00 just outside said five boroughs and
central southern nassau county, extreme jersey shore. we're looking at 43 by 11:00 and 52 this afternoon. a big warmup is on the way. how big, 70s heather by wednesday. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> make me a happy camper. >> and that's what this is all about. >> that's what i figured. that's exactly what i thought. >> let's go to a webcam and show you some activity on the l.i.e. near exit 48. a little bit of activity right over here. looks like we have some kind of an accident that's going on here. lane closed town. looks like everybody's kind of pushing on over to the right. an ambulance is on the scene. this is the l.i.e. near round swamp road. lets head to our maps and we'll talk about our subway status, 4 and 6 trains, downtown express only, 14th street to the brooklyn bridge, should have been cleared away by 5 a.m. it's running a little late and delays, signal problems at quartz street. street cleaning rules are in
thank you. well, the mets are now just two games away from the world series after beating the cubs 4- 1 in game 2 of the national league championship series. >> the team tweeted this picture overnight as the players were boarding the plane bound for chicago. they will feel the spirit of fans from here all the way to the windy city. >> two down, two to go >> i love it, the mets fans get one day to rest their voices as series. rob powers has new reaction after the big win. >> another powerful performance from syndergaard, another offensive onslaught from murphy. the mets head to chicago up two games to none. this team is really something. the world series. >> and the mets sure are playing well, a slumping david wright gets in on the fun with inning. daniel murphy's next.
the post season hero does it again, a 2-run home run. in his last four games murphy's homered off arrieta, lester, frankie and kershaw twice. the mets had 3 hit 3 runs before they had one out. curtis granderson with stellar defense in the 2nd. instead of giving up a home run, noah syndergaard gets a 1- 2-3 inning. syndergaard 5 and 2/3 innings, 1 run, 9 strikeouts, and the mets have an impressive 4-1 victory. up 2-0 in the series. this team focused on the task at hand winning. >> everybody wants to win. everybody's playing to win and rooting for each other. they don't care who's in the game. just get it done. >> you dream of it, to be able to go to work with 24 men in there that are absolutely awesome guys, and i think we're having a lot of fun right now. >> hopefully we can keep that momentum going in chicago.
i think the home field was huge for us. >> the confidence continues to remain high. we are going to chicago now, they're going to get their home fans, their stadium. >> now it's on to chicago for game 3. it's quite possible the next time the mets play here if they keep on rolling, they could be in the world series. at citi field, rob powers channel 7 eyewitness news. >> i'm sorry,. >> i'm sorries i stepped on you. >> we're all getting into the spirit of the mets big win. that's all that matters. stay with eyewitness news as we follow the mets on the road to the world series. and we want to see how fans are celebrating and supporting their team. send us your blue and orange 5:06. and the buses will be rolling on long island this morning, but a strike threat looms large after union workers took a key vote over the weekend. teamsters local 1205 says the strike is on hold because they believe both sides are can still reach common ground. the union had rejected the
final contract offer by bowman and son buses and voted saturday to strike. the bus company transports 15,000 students to 35 schools in nassau and suffolk counties. 5:07. it has been a bloody weekend in israel with at least five knife tacks on israeli soldiers. take a look at this cell phone from a bus terminal where a young palestinian grabbed a soldier's gun and opened fire. he killed one soldier and wounded at least nine people. it's one of the worst attacks yet in a month-long wave of violence. israel added more check points and is building a new barrier to separate jewish and palestinian neighborhoods in east jerusalem. secretary of state john kerry plans to meet with israeli and palestinian leaders this week to discuss the surge in the violence. mr. kerry will meet with benjamin netanyahu in germany on thursday. he will then travel to jordan for talks with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. they say that netanyahu may
cancel his trip to berlin if continues to escalate. mayor bill de blasio says the attacks by palestinians must end. the mayor spoke about the killings as he wrapped up a three-day visit to israel. this is a trip that had to be rearranged to avoid endangering the mayor. >> we're here at a painful moment. we're here at a moment where people are afraid, where people are struggling because of the violence in their midst every single day lately, more and absolutely innocent civilians. something unconscionable and unacceptable according to all must end. >> the mayor said he felt a sense of responsibility toward the jewish community as there are more than 1 million jews here in new york. york this morning. 5:08. happening today, the government will announce new regulations for remote controlled drones.
they will require owners to register the devices with the department of transportation. the change follows an increasing number of close calls between drones and airplanes including at least seven encounters at jfk and newark airport this is year alone. the policy is expected to be in place just in time for the holidays. lori, are you going to register your drones? >> i'm not ready for a drone, not that sophisticated. 5:09. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> she will not drone on about it. we start out with clear skies. it's cold this morning. brr. north and west we've got a frost. we've got a jack on the ground this morning. north and west frost on the pumpkin. temperature 36 degrees right now as we look from midtown southward. winds out of the northwest. we had clear skies, light northwest wind. the wind kind of turns around and comes out of the south. later tonight the wind goes southwest and warms us up.
for today 36 by 8:00. noontime 46. temperature is 63. way cooler than normal today, and at the bus stop, the four amigos have on their warm gear. you should put on your warm gear as well. look at el sassy one in the pink there. [ laughter ] >> i like that. on there. all right, here we go. >> i love the illusion make you look skinny. >> please lori. lets go over to a webcam, as you travel along the l.i.e. getting near exit 48, you can see we have a lot of accident activity there. traffic is bumper-to-bumper. we'll head to our maps. we'll tell you what the direction is, where it is exactly as we look at our maps, i can tell you that the l.i.e. west, right near round swamp road, which is exit 48, so it's west of route 110. uptown delays, street cleaning
fire officials on the scene and we will have a live update at 5:30. that's still ahead. in the meantime, rescue work is underway in the philippines where hundreds are trapped by flooding after a powerful typhoon. volunteers are working along side army and police officers to get families out of the hardest hit areas. a typhoon hit yesterday forcing 16,000 people out of their homes. officials say at least two people have been killed. time is 5:14. a good bit of upstate new york has the snow shovels out early this year, upstate and western new york. roads in syracuse were so iced over they had to close a 12- mile stretch of interstate 81. there were at least 50 at the same time communities to the north and west got a blast of snow, up to 9 inches of it. in northern michigan they got a half a foot of snow. marathoners still ran their
temperatures closer to the freezing mark. we still don't know why there was a pig in the race. we will get to the bottom of the pig. >> we must. >> maybe there was a pig race and the people were just taking part. >> i don't know, bill. what do you think? >> i think the hog -- >> it's a hog, not a pig. >> was enjoying the snow. >> thank you for clarifying. >> just that simple. >> hoggings like snow. hog actually is the smartest animal in the barn to be honest with you. it really is, and heather agrees. but then again -- [ laughter ] >> heather likes bacon. we've got 36 degrees right now. it is chilly. the humidity is dry, the winds are calm. the pressure rising. strong high pressure out of canada right over us driving that wind to either calm or a light northwest wind. so with a calm wind that temperature really drops off. it allows frost to form in a lot of places. that's why we have a freeze warning outside the five boroughs and southern nassau county and the jersey shore until 10:00. here's that light northwest wind. you see where the wind profiles
are not showing up. that's where there is a calm wind at spots. back here to the interior, notice that the wind profiles are out of the south, and that will pick up the wind out of the southwest here tonight. that will move very fast. after school today we're looking at 52 degrees. still cool, plenty of sunshine, but it's a chilly afternoon, so kids put on the warm stuff for you because we're going to be seeing chilly weather. it will start to really warm up on tuesday. it will be noticeably warmer. we're looking at 68 out ahead of this front. this high pressure ridge strong enough to keep this high away, keep that away at least until the end of the week. so we warm up for some really good days here. sunny and still cool. high of 52 today, clear, not as cold tonight. we don't have any sub freezing temperatures. it's 40 in the suburbs, 48 in the five boroughs. tomorrow plenty of sunshine and much warmer. the high is 68 degrees. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. 68 tomorrow and wednesday, oh, my.
that says heather weather on wednesday. it's 73 and 73 on thursday. maybe for friday we should put unheather weather on friday. it's back to cooler but the weekend is back around 60 on saturday, 64 on sunday. nice looking weekend coming up. >> speaking of heather, don't you have -- as we go to heather, don't you have some special event happening? >> it was last night. mm-hmm, yes, for the past 13 years i've been emceeing event for a fund called the mary torrez rose fund which was started by -- that's debbie night. her sister-in-law is involved with the fund and this is jack that started the fund. and the fund picks up where insurance companies leave off. it's for special needs children. they provide money for aids. they to this great event. saturday stars. that's my friend joseph who i look forward to seeing every year. saturday stars will give
special needs to do sports drills, arts and crafts. >> where was this? >> this was at the sheridan crossroads in mahwah new jersey. >> okay. >> it's a great event. the kids are out there. they're dancing and they have such a great time. the purpose is to bring the joy back to their faces. it's a great event, always good to see the kids year after year. so i want to go to traffic now and tell you a little bit about the bad news that we have, and we'll go over to a webcam and show you what's going on on the l.i.e. this is near round swamp road exit 48. westbound side you can see traffic is bumper-to-bumper as you get into that spot. we'll head to our maps and i'll pinpoint where this is. it's the l.i.e., westbound near round swamp road where that accident is being cleared. the n and r trains uptown delays signal problems at court street. you also have issues with e and f trains. i'm going to tweet that one out for you. metro north, new haven line it's ongoing track work.
police had a different plan. officers arrested 11 bikers at duffy's ale house in lindenhurst saturday night. they also seized eight guns, a variety of drugs, and three vehicles. those arrested face weapons and drug charges. the bikers had reportedly gathered to relaunch long island's pagan motorcycle club. time is 5:22. later today, first lady michelle obama will unveil a new website for her campaign to push students to continue their education after high school. it's better make room.org. it's being designed as a site where students age 14 to 19 can find information on how to sign up for the s.a.t. and act exams. it will also offer financial advice and information on college visits. it is 5:22. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> i was kind of looking at temperatures this morning across the area, and we're
wind, got a northwest wind running across queens. we've got dry humidities and a great ride if you're taking the ferry over from staten island. the wind is northwest at about 7. we're going to be looking at a big warmup as we go through the week. it's heather weather. did you notice that? it is heather weather right there. >> yes, i like that. every 7 minutes. >> an accident on the l.i.e. westbound side right near round swamp road, exit 48. you can see only one lane is really getting through the accident scene. traffic is bumper-to-bumper into that spot. we'll head to our maps. we have an issue with the e and f trains. track work between 36th street and west 4th street so you can expect delays as you go through that spot. and then the r trains uptown delays, signal problems at court street and that l.i.e. accident that's westbound. it's right near round swamp road. you can expect a delay as you get into that spot. street cleaning rules are in effect for today.
asian markets are mixed. >> japan's nikkei dropped 1%. dow jones starts the day up 74 points, nasdaq composite and s&p 500 also begin higher. right now futures are pointing to a mixed open. and we learned overnight that general motors is recalling hundreds of new cars in connection with that massive air bag problem. >> candace gibson and reena ninan have the details in this morning's business headlines. >> topping america's money, that massive air bag recall is still growing. >> general motors is now recalling about 400 new vehicles. the first to include 2015gm models. >> the defective takata air bags could explode when deployed. >> it was the weekend for goose
bumps, the family friendly horror flick beat the competition. >> and the martian was second, bridge of spies starring tom hanks was third. >> and burger king is out with its black hamburger buns. so mcdonald's has countered with this. >> it's a pork with bacon lettuce and thousand island dressing on a gray steamed bun. it's being sold in china and as one twitter user said, why not just serve real food. >> that's why i stick with tofu. >> tofu. does it come in gray? >> that's america's money. monday night football fans will get a special treat tonight. the enthraller for star wars the force awakens a poster teasing the film was recently released. it features new characters including chance solo, princess leia and chewbacca. >> all right.
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now new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. >> breaking news in westchester county, and huge flames ripped through businesses and apartments in mount vernon forcing several people out into the cold. >> mets are two wins away from the world series. >> another spectacular night at citi field. now they move on to chicago to continue their march towards the world series. >> and it kind of feels like we're getting a taste of that cold chicago air right now. it is not going to last long. rosato. >> thank you. >> it is monday october 19th.
minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> i'm looking at these temperatures, it's cold out there in the suburbs. numbers starting out around the five boroughs about 36. you get just outside the city in the bronx towards riverdale, 35. staten island 32. toward eastern long island, 32 islip, and it's always a tad warmer at montauk because of the waters there, the great south bay and around gardner's island. 20s north and best. we have this freeze warning until 10:00. going to be a cold start to the day. dress warmly. we're looking at 50 to 52 later on this afternoon. a big warmup is on the way. so hang in there, dress warmly. it's chilly out there. heather came in looking like you're from barrel alaska. >> did i break out the winter coat. it was -- >> i didn't even know who you were. >> i know. >> you were like a mummy. >> let's go over here to our maps and talk about what's going on our subways the e and
f trains track work between 36th street. you can expect delays. n and r trains uptown delays. as you go on to the l.i.e. heading on to the westbound side right near round swamp road. that accident is still with us. lot os brake lights. we have metro north, new haven line, that ongoing track work, long island railroad, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken over to you. >> it's 5:32. we have new details right now about that fire burning in westchester county, and a huge one it is. several people are displaced after flames ripped through their apartments along with several businesses down underneath. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne just spoke with fire officials in mount vernon. she joins us live with an update. >> good morning ken. it's been several hours now with firefighters trying to get this blaze under control. i want to show you because i chief in mount vernon. i believe that fire started in the basement of that deli we're showing you right now. behind that smoke f you look
there, behind there there used to be a three-story apartment building. i say used to be because it collapsed. it collapsed about an hour into this fire burning which the fire chief told me that is very quick for a building to collapse in just about an hour. thankfully the four people who live there got out in time. this fire started around 1:00 in the morning. this group of stores in mount vernon. those stores include a deli, a pizza place, and a laundromat. the fire chief tells me this really has been quite a stubborn fire because each of these businesses has its own separate roof. so really the fire is just jumping from roof to of. they had to open up each individual roof. it's been a lot of work. there are three fire departments here including pelham, yonkers and of course mount vernon. >> we had heavy fire in a basement and smoke pushing throughout the structure. both the storefronts and the
>> and that apartment building has collapsed? >> yes, in under one hour the building fully collapsed. the residential area did collapse. at this point we're getting reports from the tenants that reside in the second and third floor that they self-evacuated. >> reporter: thankfully none of those residents was injured and none of these firefighters have been injured. they've been working very, very hard. they've been here since one in the morning. the fire chief tells me they're now in the process of trying to get relief for some of these firefighters and trying to bring in some fresh people. really they've been here for quite some time. the fire keeps flaring up. we saw it going back and forth between these buildings kind of, you know, just back and forth, and now it seems to be going backwards. really just a very stubborn fire here. hopefully they'll be able to get it under control soon. we will have here live throughout the morning. we are live in mount vernon, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> stubborn fire. thank you.
and stay with eyewitness news for the latest on this still breaking story. you can get breaking news alerts on your smartphone or tablet. download the free eyewitness news app in going the play or apple app stores. today grief counselors will be at the gray schulz middle school in hempstead after a young girl was shot and killed. community leaders stood beside friends and family yesterday in hempstead just hours after dejah joyner died. the 12-year-old was shot friday night while standing in her living room. >> something needs to be done about this stuff you know. it's happening too much too often. >> he was just a sweetheart. i couldn't be more proud of her if she was my own granddaughter. >> sources tell eyewitness news the police are looking at surveillance video that shows someone getting out of a car and firing a shot missing the intended target. police are offering a $75,000 reward in the search for the shooter. time now is 5:35.
the mets now just two games away from the world series after beating the cubs last night here at citi field. now they're on the way to chicago riding a wave of excitement. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live at citi field. you could feel the excitement yourself can't you with mr. dray clark with the big win on the way how are you doing sir? >> reporter: good morning, ken. it's cold out here, but still nonetheless very energized after that big win last night. the mets breezed by the cubs in that big win and certainly great pitching, a strong batting, and also outstanding defense has been all the difference for the mets. and one player has now emerged as the post season hero. daniel murphy did it again last night. this was a two-run home run that helped the amazins reach their four runs last night. this is murphy's fifth home run of the post season.
it's energizing the entire team. after last night's win the team did celebrate but not in grand fashion like we've seen before because they know they are now leaving home turf and headed into enemy territory in the windy city. >> for all of us the energy level has been high. the fans have done a great job of helping everybody focus. it really helps you to try to laser in your focus one pitch at a time. >> you talk about that energy. now it's about to shift. the mets sent out this tweet last night. this was the players boarding the team plane and headed for chicago last night. they wasted no time after winning. they headed right to the airport and headed to chicago. they'll probably have a workout later on today. they know chicago is a big sports town. it's a very tough place, but they do have the fact that they're leading the series now 2-0. that's definitely in their favor, and by the way game 3 is tomorrow night, and jacob degrom, the national league rookie of the year will be on the mound for the mets.
know he has a very strong arm. he's very good at what he does and let's hope he'll do what he's done in this post season and get us another win. we're live at citi field, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. all right dray. thank you. and jimmy kimmel is in new york, and not only did the lifelong mets fan get to watch his team win, he also got to go out on the field. the comedian throw out the ceremonial first pitch in last night's game against the cubs. eyewitness news sports anchor to kimmel about that moment. it. everybody said don't bounce it. i never even thought i was going to bounce it until everyone said it to me. luckily i didn't bounce it. on first pitches it wasn't that bad. >> what do you mean it wasn't that bad. >> it wasn't that bad. it wasn't great. it was okay. >> what did you want me to hit 90? >> it looked pretty good. we certainly have seen worse. kimmel said that he was
and excited to bring his late night show back to brooklyn this week. you can watch jimmy kimmel live starting tonight after eyewitness news at 11:00. and mayor bill de blasio tweeted out this picture overnight showing support for the home team. it says nyc i present your deputy mayors of we have clutch and amazin long may they serve. stay with us for complete coverage. it is 5:39 and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we've got a look from our camera at 4 times square looking south down through midtown all the way to staten island and over towards sandy hook new jersey. it is a chilly morning outside as we look camera through midtown. 36, clear skies, calm wind, we have a freeze warning in effect
until 10:00 outside the five boroughs. we've got winds out of the southwest that will slide our way as we get to tomorrow. today is a cold start to the day, dress warmly, frost on the ground in the suburbs. freezing temperatures, 20s well north and west. we're looking at 36 by 8:00, 44 to 46 by noontime, and then 52 this afternoon. that's still 11 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year the dress warmly. kids at the bus stop, heavy coat, gloves, scarf all that kind of stuff. it's a cold morning outside. after school it's 52 and cool. heather, since it's burr cold outside, i give it a d. >> i would give it an f but you know what, you're the professor. >> you're the harsh teacher. >> i really am when it comes to this kind of weather. >> sure. >> let's go right over to a webcam and i'll show you how things are looking on the l.i.e. as you go on to the westbound side. check out that traffic. it's bumper-to-bumper. looks like more lanes are getting through at this point. let's go over to our maps and i'll tell you where this is. it's the l.i.e.
e and the f trains, track work between 36th street and west 4th street. you can expect some delays and r trains, uptown delays signal problems at court street. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. thank you. it's 5:41. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a mob heist depicted in the movie goodfellas heads to trial three decades later. the defendant accused of taking part in a multimillion dollar robbery. >> plus a newspaper ad sparking a firestorm of controversy in rocklin county. i'm going to tell you what the
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accused him of taking part in the $6 million lufthansa robbery at kennedy airport. prosecutors say the now 80-year- old helped plan the heist in 1978. he is accused of spending most of the $750,000 he got in the robbery at the racetrack. the haitian community in rocklin county in an uproar this morning over a help wanted ad that specified no haitians. the ad was in the rocklin county penny saver and it set off a firestorm of protests as you can imagine online. it prompted action by local state senator david carlucci. >> ad placed by interim health care is a blatant form of discrimination where it cannot be tolerated in our community or in our state. >> the senator's calling on the attorney general to take action against penny saver and the incorporated. we've reached out to that company and penny saver and have not heard back from either. it is 5:44. let's check in with bill. >> good morning.
here we go from the chrysler building this morning, we're looking at a beautiful look across the east river here, roosevelt island out towards flushing to laguardia airport and out towards long island. here's our look from brooklyn to lower manhattan, clear skies, it's cold, 36 in the five boroughs. you can knock 10 degrees off that north and west. normal high is 63 today. we're going to be at 52. sun's up at 7:11. we'll have a pretty sunrise but the suburban temperatures have tumbled into the 20s with a hard freeze. low and mid-30s for nyc and just outside the city. still a cool day today. we turn around temperatures north port, massapequa, 37. 38 great neck and look here from poughkeepsie to andover, 21 around monticello. 31 bridge port. got a light wind here to a calm wind. it's mostly out of the sliding eastward. freeze warning outside the five boroughs and southern nassau county, jersey shore and kind
of the urban areas. the eastern part of the urban the skies are clear. the winds are calm to light. that allows frost to develop in the suburbs. the winds coming around the southwest in the great lakes. as that slides eastward that comes to us for tomorrow. we're looking at 52 degrees, jacket and sweater kids at the bus stop. it's breezy, cool, looking at a cool day today. it warms up fast as we get to tuesday we're looking at a cool still, 52 degrees. tonight we're down to 47. we turn the corner really tonight. we've got a southwest wind there are no freezing temperatures in the suburbs tonight. a temperature around 40. tomorrow 68, 73 on wednesday and thursday, but a front moves through wednesday evening and it's back to cool and more very nice. your job is done. >> well done. >> i want to talk about something i'm doing today is a great group called the center
bunch of years, and from 12:30 to 2:30 at the yale club, nice place. >> very nice. >> there's going to be a charity luncheon there, and it's actually a luncheon to honor some of the folks these folks work with. it is an organization that pushes taking care of kids who actually would be less fortunate, kids who don't -- who initially did not get the proper education needed. these folks push for universal pre-k before mayor de blasio had it. it's primarily because of organizations like this that they have universal pre-k now. it's all about leveling the playing field making sure the kids who were young, who wouldn't get the education, who wouldn't get day care get it so if they get their education when they're 2 and 3, at that early age they'll have that head start and so later on in life they can have that even playing field. it's cci if you want to buy a ticket,.
i'm going to be there from 12:30 to 2:30. join us. nice organization. >> fantastic. you and heather. >> we try. i do do tons. >> there was a -- >> i have to mention, poor jack dressed like a freak. the event theme was boogie shoes, so we all were supposed to dress like from the 70s, and there was a great band there playing all 70s music. >> that's just jack's -- that's his coverup for his gold chains and his hawaiian shirt. >> otherwise a very conservative guy. let's go to a webcam and show you how things are looking on the l.i.e. we have this accident here right now round swamp road. it's still in the process of being cleared away. it's the l.i.e. westbound right near round swamp road where that accident is still in the process of being cleared. e and f trains, track work between 36th vote and west 4th street.
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gutted, an apartment building has collapsed. fortunately no firefighters or residents got hurt. we know that several people have been displaced. fire officials believe the fire started in the basement of a deli. our kristin thorne is there and we'll have a live update starting at 6 a.m. new york senator charles schumer is calling for new regulations to keep children safe as they celebrate halloween. senator schumer spoke yesterday about the dangerous chemicals found in some novelty makeup and face paint. according to schumer face paint made in china often includes led, nickel and crone yum. there is a blunt warning out this morning for pregnant women. you cannot, cannot have any alcohol. the american academy of pediatrics saying drinking any alcohol during pregnancy can be dangerous for the fetus. the academy also identifies fetal alcohol syndrome as vastly under recognized as a
cause of developmental delay and intellectual disability. >> wow. >> period. >> pretty strict about that. 5:52. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, good news for queens native and former nba star lamar odom found unconscious in a nevada layover. 24 hours. hello, reykjavik. oh, so that's how you spell it. what are you looking at? oh, cool. hungry. fish, anyone? hello, seventh waterfall of the day. hello, duck boat. hello, sheep? oh right!
you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. 21 in monticello, 22 sussex, 28 around new city. it's chilly. temperatures 33 newark, elizabeth, staten island. it is cold. dress warmly. there's frost in the suburbs this morning. the humidities are dry and the winds are light. that allows this frost to kind of develop around the area. taking the ferries over you've got a pretty nice ride today. it's going to be nice. weather then heather over 7 minutes. it's going to be a chilly morning out there heather. >> let's go over to our subway status, talk to you about the e and the f trains.
it looks like we are having track work issues between 36th street and west 4th street. signal problems at court street. taking look at a webcam showing you the l.i.e. going westbound near round swamp road bumper-to-bumper. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. former nba star lamar odom is said to be showing signs of improvement after being found unconscious at a nevada brothel. friends and family remain by his bedside as he continues his recovery in las vegas. sources tell abc news the well. odom was found unconscious last tuesday at the love ranch. right now investigators are working to track his visit to the brothel and also awaiting blood tests to determine what triggered the medical episode. 5:56. former olympian oscar pistorius is leaving prison to start four years of house arrest. pistorius will not have to wear an electronic monitoring
bracelet, but he can't handle a gun and he has to go to psychotherapy. the double amputee was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his girlfriend reeva steencamp. prosecutors are appealing his acquittal for murder. we're closing in on 6:00 and updating a breaking story. fire has destroyed a row of stores and an apartment building in mount vernon. several people are displaced and we're live on the scene with an update on the firefighters progress. >> the mets arrived in chicago