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of businesses and an apartment building. and of course another more intense moments right there of this firefight. it broke out at about 1 this morning. the three-story building collapsed about an hour after the fire started. >> fortunately everybody who was inside was able to get away safely. kristin thorne is live at the scene. she has the latest for us. what do we know? >> reporter: here we are five hours after this fire started and still it is showing no signs of stopping. i want to show you here showing you a live look of this row of stores. the fire chief tells me they believe the fire started in the basement of the deli and spread throughout the rest of these stores and to a three-story apartment building which essentially was right behind that plume of smoke you're seeing right there. that's where that apartment building was. it collapsed about an hour into this fire starting. thankfully the four people who lived there got out just in time.
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the fire started around 1:00 this morning. again, this group of stores in mount vernon. those stores include a deli, a laundromat and a pizza place. 40 firefighters now on scene from pelham and yonkers as well. the fire chief tells me each of these businesses have a separate roof. the fire essentially is hiding itself. it keeps jumping in between the separate roofs. they have to tear apart the separate roofs and try to get in there. thankfully no firefighters have been injured, but that building that collapsed, it collapsed again about an hour into the fire starting, which firefighters tell me is very quick. that really surprised them. >> that's rather quickly for a building to collapse? >> extremely quickly. upon arrival, again, we had a tremendous smoke pushing out, intense heat in the basement and it ran right across the roof into the other stores. >> reporter: thankfully, again, no one has been injured.
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no firefighters have been injured either, which is also good news. so you can see and part of that reason is because most firefighting is happening from above, from those towers. if you take a look, you can see, i you think about all the water they have been putting on this fire for the last five hours, and still it is just moving through these buildings. we've seen go back and forth throughout the buildings, and now it seems to be moving backwards. so really we've seen them just kind of jockeying back and forth to try to get this thing under control. thankfully none of the firefighters has gone in the building. it obviously is not safe for them to go in there. they're doing most of the firefighting from above. we will be here throughout the morning. live in mount vernon, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. you're going to need to bundle up before you head out the door this morning.
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>> you're never more than 7s away from traffic and weather. >> 35 in central park. down another degree prior to sunrise. 23 at hopatcong, blairs town 25 the teanecks at 29. meadowlands at 33. 30 around white plains, rocklin county, 22 in poughkeepsie. we have this freeze warning until 10:00 outside the five boroughs of new york city and southern nassau county. it's cold and chilly. but a big warmup is on the way for tomorrow. i'll tell you about that next. heather's looking at the commute for you. >> we'll head to our maps. i can tell you we have a new accident now on the cross bronx expressway. it's as you head westbound expressway. an accident being cleared away. you can see we are starting to spot. subways e and f trains, track west 4th street. as you head on to the l.i.e.,
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side, exit 48, that accident still clearing. it looks like at this point the hov is closed off, possibly the left lane as well. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori over to you. thank you. the mets road to the world series takes them to chicago now after a thrilling victory over the cubs in game 2 of the ncls. >> just after 1 this morning, the mets tweeted out this photo showing the team gets on a plane at kennedy airport. the team wrote "next stop chicago. rob powers is at citi field. he has highlights and new reaction. >> another powerful performance from syndergaard, another offensive onslaught from murphy. the mets head to chicago up 2 games to none. this team is really something. this team is 2 wins away from the world series. well. a slumping david wright gets in
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double in the 1st inning. daniel murphy is next. the post season hero does it again. a 2-run home run. in his last four games murphy's homered off arrieta, laster frankie and kershaw twice. the mets had three hits and out. curtis granderson following up 2nd. instead of giving up a home run, noah syndergaard gets a 1- 2-3 inning. syndergaard 5 and did/3 innings the bullpen finished up and the mets have a 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 there that are absolutely awesome guys, and i think we're having a lot of fun right now. >> hopefully we can keep that
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i think the home field was huge for us. >> the confidence continues to remain high. at the same time we've got to realize that we are going to chicago now. they're going to get their home fans, their stadium. they're going to get back to their comfort level. >> now it's on to chicago for game 3 of the nlcs. 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. >> and stay with eyewitness news as we follow the mets on the road to the world series. sports anchors rob powers and laura behnke will be with the team every step of the way. >> the buses will be rolling on long island this morning, but a strike threat still looms large vote over the weekend. teamsters local 1205 says the strike is on hold because they believe both sides can reach common ground. the union had rejected the final contract offer by baumann & sons buses. the bus transports 15,000
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students to 35 schools in lately.
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more and more terrorist attacks on absolutely innocent civilians, something unconscionable and unacceptable according to all our values and something that must end. >> he said he felt a sense of responsibility towards the jewish community as there are more than a million jews here in new york. de blasio will be back in new york this morning. 6:08. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> this morning it is cold, oh, yeah. 35 degrees to start the day. dress warmly. scarf, gloves, big warm coat, dress in layers, all that good stuff. and even though it's cold now, it's kind of still going to be on the chilly side as we go into the day today. we're at 35 degrees in the five boroughs. so that lets you know it's much colder out in the suburbs. the winds are light out northwest. high pressure is coming in sliding eastward. we'll get on the back side of that pretty quick where you can see the winds are already here out of the southwest around chicago. that means tomorrow night's game for the mets going to be
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pretty mile. it will be nicer, a little warmer than it was last night at citi field. looking at 36 by 8:00 this morning, noontime about 46; and then 52 this afternoon. normal high temperature is 63 degrees. so your role models not at the bus stop, but they are dressed warmly. so you do want to dress like the huckleberries this morning. 36 at the bus stop kid des, rather chilly. it's going to warm into the 70s. fear not for i bring you great tidings of warmth. >> i love to hear that. we just have a sea of brake lights on the l.i.e. this is westbound an accident being cleared. i can tell you that e and f trains, we still have track work between 36th street and west 4th street. metro north, new haven line ongoing track work. this is where that accident is, the one that i was just showing you, the l.i.e. west near round swamp road, and
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then we have the cross bronx west at the sheridan, another accident being cleared away and on the new jersey turnpike in the truck lanes north near exit 13 a spilled load. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a new effort to prevent close calls in the air between planes and drones. what owners will now be forced to do coming up. >> also ahead, an early blast of winter for our neighbors to the north and northwestment
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inin . mexican officialings are searching the rugged mountains in northwestern mexico for el chapo. joaquin guzman, also known as el chapo was flown to the mountains after he escaped from prison in july. the mexican government says it has captured the pilot who flew guzman into hiding. a statement from mexico's security cabinet said guzman injured his leg and face. there is a big market for snow shovels and salt in upstate new york they've had impressive snow for mid- october. there was no shortage of ice either.
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after at least 50 accidents, police shut down a 12-mile stretch of i-81. north and west of there communities got up to 9 inches of snow. some towns lost power, and people who still had their grills in the backyard had to dig them out to cook their food. >> we thought maybe a couple of inches and then it just kept coming and kept coming and kept coming, so i think we ended up with about 5 to 7 inches of snow here in mexico. >> in mexico, that's the name of the town, mexico new york. that man says his children woke up around dawn, saw the snow, thought it was christmas. not yet. then they got upset because they thought they had missed halloween. >> they couldn't figure out their holidays at all based on the weather. >> it is 6:14. time to get a check on the accuweather forecast. >> that's why they are so confused there. pardon me for interrupting. they don't know where they are,
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they don't know what time of the year it is. they don't know what day it is. we have cold air here in place. that's really about. grab the coat, the scarf, the gloves. it's cool and crisp in the city. it's warmer here. you get just outside the city, and it's down right chilly with morning. there's jack all over the ground in northern new jersey, upstate new york and upstate we take a look outside this brooklyn. we're looking at a temperature of 35 degrees, dry humidity, a light northwest wind. whenever you have a calm to a very light wind that's what allows the frost to form. you see the barometer at 30.48, that strong, cold high pressure right over us. that's what came in yesterday and caused snow bursts, flurry bursts yesterday. 7:11 the sun is up this morning, temperatures in the freeze. low to mid-30s around the five boroughs. widespread frost.
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we're going to warm up quickly tomorrow. we're at 23 at hopatcong, milford, 19 around monticello. 22 in poughkeepsie. a calm to a light wind out of the northwest. we're looking at what's going to be some calm winds. that allows that frost to form. off to our west we've got the winds coming out of the southwest. that will warm us up nicely. that will be tomorrow. through today, this is our first real cold shot with the jet stream to the south, but tomorrow and wednesday, we will warm up nicely, and we'll be seeing the temperatures rebounding, actually above normal for tomorrow and even more so wednesday thursday. after school, great weather for sports, after school practice getting outside. a little cool. make sure you've got on a couple of layers. still cool today, 52 degrees. yesterday's high was 50. tomorrow we're at 68. just to let you know, tomorrow night this is in chicago at wrigley, game time temperature for the mets, game 3 should be
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at 65 degrees with a big southwest wind. sunny, still cool today, 52. we're down to 47 tonight, 40 in the suburbs. tomorrow plenty of sunshine, warmer, right around 68, and then you'll see in the seven- day forecast we're looking at 73s on wednesday and on thursday. so we'll cool back down by the end of the week. have a great day. >> thank you bill. >> over to heather. you've got some issues from the air and the cross bronx. >> yeah, so we have john del giorno up above in news copter expressway. morning john? >> we are seeing a lot of traffic heather and we're seeing -- the cross bronx if you're traveling southbound 95, same road here. i'm not sure if this is an accident or a disabled vehicle. it looks like we've got a truck down there maybe a dump truck that was carrying a large piece of construction equipment, and they are stopped in the right lane. you can see one of those now being hooked up to the tow truck. right lane is out of service. this is just beyond westchester
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avenue as you get near the merge and the sheridan expressway. we are also going to talk about mass transit and metro north you have that ongoing track work on the new haven line. q trains, signal problems at ocean parkway. e and f trains track work at 36th street. then we have this situation on the l.i.e. going west near round swamp road, an accident clearing, and the deegan south of the cross bronx another accident. street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. the federal government is announcing new rules to crack down on all those personal drones in the sky. >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson report. . >> in today's tech bytes new rules for drones. >> there are about half a million of them in the u.s. right now. hundreds of thousands more expected after christmas. >> today the government will unveil a plan to get all those drones registered. it's expected to be in place by the end of the year. >> verizon customers with samsung galaxy devices can pay
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by waving that phone or tablet. its new software update includes samsung pay which already rolled out for other wireless carriers last month. >> amazon is suing more than a thousand people for posting fake reviews. the company targeting people who sell reviews on the website fiber.com where people look for odd jobs. in april amazon sued several other websites for the same thing. most of them are now shut down. >> it had an impact. those are your tech bytes. >> have a great day everyone. >> 6:19. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, what drivers need to know about a new recall of hundreds of new cars linked to those defective air bags. >> and we're live at the scene of a massive fire in westchester county. several people are displaced
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on the money this morning, dow jones starts the day up, 74 points at 17215. the nasdaq composite and s&p 500 also begin higher. right now futures are pointing to a lower open.
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overseas japan's nikkei average dropped nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng gained a fraction. if you own a general motors car you do have a reason to worry. this morning the company's adding another few hundred vehicles to the more than 23 million it has already recalled for the takata air bag defects. general motors says the additional recall involves certain 2015 buick lacrosse cadillacs stx camaro, equinox, malibu and gm terrain vehicles. michelle obama will unveil a new website urging students to continue their education after high school. it's bettermakeroom.org. the site gives young teens information on how to sign up for the s.a.t. and a. c. t. exams. it is a chilly start to the wok week. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we're looking at temperatures that start out around 21 around monticello, 21 sussex, new city about 29.
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in that line there right around those 20s it's just outside the city up north and east and even here down the jersey shore. you're looking at a little northwest wind that's coming in. that makes for what's going to be quit the chilly morning. we will be looking at temperatures with that northwest wind and humidities at 64%. right there you see just outside the city, got those temperatures in the 20s. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. how's it going out there? >> i'll talk to you about your subway status. we have a new problem, the r trains which is an old problem, so old is new again. signal problems right near court street so you can expect uptown delays, q trains, sill problems at ocean parkway. signal problems at roosevelt avenue. as you head on to the cross bronx westbound near the sheridan near westchester avenue, that's an accident and the deegan going southbound south of the cross bronx another fender bender being cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. >> heather thank you. 6:24. the jets are now four and a
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half after half-time rally against the redskins. the first half of yesterday's game at metlife stadium was not going great. washington scored off three turnovers. after half-time the jets rallied coming back to win the game 34-20. the jets take on the super bowl champs the patriots next sunday. tonight it's all about football as well. the giants visit the rival eagles in philadelphia for the big monday night football game. you can watch it all on pix11. football fancily get a special treat during half-time tonight. a new trailer for star wars the force awakens will debut. a poster was recently released that features new characters as well as familiar faces. the new film opens december 18th. >> got tocome over with some popcorn and see the whole series.
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building and a whole row of businesses go up in flames. news copter 7 just arrived over
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this is breaking news from channel 7 eyewitness news. >> we've just learned new details on a still breaking story in westchester county where a devastating fire has gutted apartments and businesses. that fire is now impacting classes at a nearby school. news copter 7 is above the scene. we check in with john del giorno. >> reporter: what we see is a lot of smoke. it looks like firefighters are gaining the upper hand on this but it is far from being under control. this fire began in a row of stores here. you can see those association a laundromat, looks like a pizza store down there as well. that's where the fire began, and it spread to an apartment building in the rear, and that apartment building has collapsed. you can see tower liners stretched above still dousing these flames with water. right next door is the nelson mandela high school. new information into eyewitness news says that high school is
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that's due to a power outage that is secondary to the fire department activity here. a lot going on on the ground, and we've got kristin thorne down there with the latest updates. kristin. >> john, this fire just shows no sign of stopping. the smoke is just as bad as it was when we got here several hours ago. i want to show you the view from the ground here. you can see a lot of smoke now even starting to come towards us. as you mentioned mandela high school right nearby here now closed for the day because the electric has been turned off to this entire area around here. in fact, a few hours ago there was quite a show going on here with the electric and the fire and the water and everything going on. so behind that plume of smoke up there there was an apartment building. that apartment building collapsed about an hour into the fire going four people live there. thankfully they got themselves out just in time. this fire started around 1:00 in the morning. this row of stores in mount vernon. the fire chief says they
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the basement of the deli there nearly six hours later it is still going. stores now destroyed include that laundromat, a pizza place and that deli. quite a stubborn fire here and that really is because all of these businesses have a separate roof. so firefighters have to get into each of these roofs, try to get in there, reach out, get underneath them, and the fire has been jumping around a lot. >> it's a stubborn fire. they have multiple ceilings in the stores so that fire will travel across there and to get access is very difficult under those conditions. >> 3-alarm fire i'm guessing about what 100 or more firefighters? >> i wish we had that. we had about 37 firefighters here. >> reporter: and thankfully none of those firefighters has been injured. the chief tells me they are now in the process of trying to bring in some relief for them
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so many hours. eyewitness news. >> thank you. and we want to get you updated on weather and traffic now. the workweek. you're never more than 7 bill. >> it is chilly outside. here's a look from our camera at the triborough, the rfk triborough bridge. you look to the left, and you see the power plant. you see the steam going a little bit there from right to left. that's a little west to a northwest wind. mostly we've got clear skies and a calm wind at 35 degrees. sayreville 28, 26 brick. we've got these sub freezing temperatures outside the city to the northwest where there's frost. even on long island, eastern nassau, western suffolk county 31 degrees. freeze warning in effect outside the five boroughs in southern nassau county. 45 by noon, 53 this afternoon. that's chilly. 10 degrees cooler than normal. a big warmup comes for tomorrow and for wednesday and thursday.
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weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. let's talk about what's happening on the grand central parkway. up some volume as you head on to the grand central parkway. it's westbound. it's right near laguardia airport as we look at our maps i can tell you that that disabled vehicle is causing quite a delay as you can see from that red line of getting into the spot. r trains, signal problems at court street. you can expect uptown delays, e and f trains those signal problems at roosevelt avenue have been repaired. as you go on to the cross bronx west at the sheridan expressway an accident. deegan south of the cross bronx expressway another accident being cleared away. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today city wide. thank you. today grief counselors will be at the gray schulz middle school in hempstead after a young girl was shot and killed.
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friends and family yesterday in hempstead just hours after dejah joyner died. the 12-year-old was shot friday 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 granddaughter. >> sources tell eyewitness news that police are looking at surveillance video that shows someone getting out of a car and firing a shot missing the intended target. police are reward in the search for the it's 6:34. the mets are only two games away from the world series. the team arrived in chicago early this morning after their night. >> yeah, fans have today to rest their voices after cheering on their team and getting the 2-0 lead in the championship series. the mayor's office posting
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picture on twitter with a little help of the nyc, i present your deputy mayors of whiff, clutch and amazin, long may they serve. dray clark is live at citi field with the big plays of the night and reaction. >> good morning, ken and lori, big plays that led to a big win last night. it's almost as if the cubs are just not tuned in right now. that's a good thing for us. last night the mets breezed by the cubs taking a 2-0 lead in the series. great pitching, power hitting and outstanding defense have been the difference makers for the mets here, and certainly we're going into this series ahead now here. one player now has emerged as take a look. here he is, the man of the hour. he is none other than daniel murphy again last night. this was a 2-run home run that helped the amazins reach their four runs last night. murphy has now reached five
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home runs in the post season. his play has just been simply outstanding. after last night's win, the team did celebrate but not in grand fashion at all because they know they're leaving their home turf and going into enemy territory which will make a big difference 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. you know, as much energy, it really helps you laser in your pokes one pitch at a time. >> reporter: that energy definitely makes a big difference. meanwhile, the team sent out this tweet showing the mets boarding the team plane and headed to chicago last night. they really wasted no time. they won the game and hit it right to the airport and you heard murphy talking about that energy, the shift in energy. certainly the home crowd makes a big difference and the fans have been great getting behind the mets and giving them a lot of momentum. now they have to go into
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enthusiastic cubs team, a very enthusiastic city that's hungry and desperate for a win. prepared. tomorrow night taking the mound for the mets will be national league rookie of the year jacob degrom and he has been lights out this season and in the post season. for now weaver live at citi field -- we're live at citi field, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> yes, sir, all right, jimmy kimmel is in new york and not only did the lifelong mets fan get to watch his team win he got to get out on the field. the comedian threw out the ceremonial first pitch in last night's game against the cubs. rob powers was there and spoke kimmel about the moment. >> i just didn't want to bounce 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?
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>> i thought it was pretty god. kimmel said that he was thrilled to be at citi field and excited to bring his late night show back to brooklyn this week. you can watch jimmy kimmel live federal bam starting tonight after eyewitness news at 11:00. we would love to see how you are supporting the amazins. share your pictures with us using the hashtag abc7ny. stay with eyewitness news as we follow every step of the way as the mets continue on the road to the world series and look for our updates on your facebook and twitter pages. and how nice is it finally because we've heard over and over again, you people are alms supporting the yankees. it's about time you support the mets. >> we are supporting the mets all right. it's 6:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> first of all, jimmy had on a glove. you're throwing out the first pitch. you've got a glove on like what are they going to hit it back at you. 35 degrees right now. looking south, the sun's coming
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out, a beautiful morning. 35 degrees. and temperatures in the suburbs have been much colder into the 20s. we're looking at that little northwest wind that's coming across and with a northwest wind that will kind of feel cool. eventually the wind's going southwest. today 38 by 9:00. we're looking at 46 by noontime and then this afternoon we're looking at about 5 degrees. you're taking the ferry over this morning, temperatures around the area probably about 30 around staten island. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. blast going on? >> i was a little lost in the studio for a moment there. let's go right over to a webcam and show you how things are looking on the l.i.e. we had a problem near fit 48. cleared. this is near routes 106, 107, you have a disabled vehicle off on the side of the roadway. we'll head over to our maps. we'll go over where that was. westbound l.i.e. at round swamp road, that accident cleared. this one right near exit 41. that is a disabled vehicle. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect
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ken and lori over to you. it is 6:39. up next and all new this morning, a 9/11 memorial in brooklyn. >> also ahead, members of one rocklin county commute are fired up after a help wanted ad in a penny saver specifies who doesn't need to apply. >> plus we're staying on top of breaking news in westchester
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6:43, a woman used her teeth to fight off an attempted sexual attacker in a popular manhattan park. investigators say a man confronted a 63-year-old woman in a restroom in union square yesterday afternoon. that woman told police he demanded she perform a sex act. she managed to bite his hand during a struggle and ran away. investigators say the suspect may be homeless and in his 30s with a long beard and green jacket. new this morning, an arrest in brooklyn, a 15-year-old is charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing the 9/11 memorial on surf avenue in coe new york island. the boy sprayed a series of initials across the wall. police chased him down a year
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ago. a homeless man vandalized a memorial wall and got the same charge of criminal mischief. the haitian community in rocklin county is in an uproar after a help wanted ad that specified no haitians. the ad on the rocklin county penny saver set off a firestorm of protests online and prompted action by local state senator david carlucci. >> the ad placed by interim health care is a blatant form of discrimination. >> the senator is 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 the penny saver but we've not heard back from either one. 6:44 now, good morning america is coming up next. square. good morning to you. >> good morning to you as well. coming up, the race for president, front runner donald trump under attack for the comments he made about 9/11. offensive.
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with george this morning. >> also ahead, the tea packers targeting the head of the cia, the director's personal account reportedly attacked by a high school student. >> and jimmy kimmel before he's back in brooklyn, he's back here on gma live this morning. >> is he going to bring a whole firestorm to morning television is the question. thank you. >> we'll be watching. >> all righty. it is 6:45 and time to get a check on your accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans live outside our studios here >> absolutely. this time friday we were talking about snow that would be upstate. some of that snow made it all jersey. let's take you to mount arrington where there was snow yesterday, and it was enough that actually accumulated yesterday. it was a day where they saw that coming down pretty hard in some bursts. we had cold air that made it across the lakes. lake effect bursts that made it across the tate down into northern new jersey yesterday.
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we're cold this morning. we're going to warm back up fairly quick. a beautiful sunrise on the way as a tug makes its way up the east river. 35 degrees, the humidity dry, the northwest wind is at 3, and the pressure is really strong. we have strong, cold, canadian high pressure on top of us. normal high is 63. it's going to be a lot cooler than normal. we're looking at suburban temperatures in the 20s this morning, got a hard freeze. we've got low to mid-30s around the five boroughs and we're going to be seeing a big warmup for tomorrow. 28 across long island to low 30s down the jersey shore. 28 to 30 in the north and west. you get anywhere outside the five boroughs really in western nassau county we've got temperatures below freezing. just got a light wind. the wind is calm and the skies are clear. that allows the temperature to drop off. we've got a light northwest wind, and this freeze warning continues until 10:00 today. so you get outside the urban areas over on the five boroughs and the eastern part of essex, hudson union county really gets
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cold and it's below freezing and there's frost. now to our west there's winds out of the southwest. that will warm up nicely tomorrow. you see through today we've got the jet stream to the south, reinforcing shot of cold air, and the coldest air so far this season and tomorrow and wednesday and thursday we're going to warm into the 70s. so we've got some chilly weather at the bust stop this morning kiddos. by afternoon we're at 52 degrees. it's going to be chilly but we'll have plenty of sunshine. today it's still a cool day, 52 degrees. tomorrow that southwest wind makes it noticeably warmer. we warm up to 68 degrees. tomorrow evening in chicago at wrigley, first pitch temperature 65 degrees with a big southwest wind. here's your accuweather 52 degrees. it's still cool tonight, not as temperatures. we're looking at 47. tomorrow. the high is around 68 degrees. here's your accuweather seven-
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we've got 73 on wednesday and thursday. we'll cool back down by friday and into the weekend. up and down and up and down. make sure you keep that warm gear handy. it's kind of comfortable in the five boroughs. >> good advice. thank you bill. >> over to heather for another look at the commute. >> we're going to talk about our subways. we do have a couple of issues. we've been very busy with our subways. you can expect uptown delays. q trains signal problems at ocean parkway. the abc and d trains ems activity at 125th street. you can expect delays there. as far as your mass transit goes with our other train situation, we have metro north with that track work on the new haven line. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing okay. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, ken, over to you. >> thank you. we're seeing new video this morning of the rescues underway after a powerful typhoon hit the philippines. volunteers are working along side army and police officers to get families out of the
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hardest hit areas. the typhoon hit yesterday forcing 16,000 people out of their homes. officials say at least two people have been killed. 6:48. a pennsylvania teen will be talking about his home coming night for a long time after landing a date. marcus josey is battling leukemia. he wanted to make the night special so he reached out to ms. new jersey. she was so touched by his story she accepted his invitation sparking some jealousy from his classmates. >> there's some jealousy. most of my friends are excited for me. >> everyone should be jealous of me. i have a great date. >> and it was also a very special opportunity for janiney who missed her home high school home coming. >> sweet story. >> very nice. >> it is 6:49. still ahead one eye this morning, the trial begins today for a man accused of taking part in an infamous heist at kennedy airport portrayed in the movie goodfellas nearly four decades later.
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>> and a jilted bride and her family share the joy of giving. how they turned a called off
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happening today opening statements will begin in the
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the mob heist immortalized mt. movie good fellas. authorities arrested vincent asaro. prosecutors say the now 80-year- old helped plan the heist back in 1978. he is accused of spending most of the $750,000 that he got in that robbery at the racetrack. the family of a bride left just days before her wedding took what was a sad occasion for them and turned it into a moment of joy for so many other people. kerry dwayne says her daughter's fiancee decided to call off the wedding last week, but the family had already paid for a $35,000 reception at a hotel in sacramento. that includes food for dozens of people. so they invited families living in a local homeless shelter to enjoy the meal. >> i think it's very generous actually to lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is like really giving. >> when you're going through a hard time and a struggle for you to get out and do something
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you know, was really a blessing. >> so nice. >> wow. >> the bride's parents attended the gathering and met with the families enjoying what would have been their daughter's wedding dinner. >> talk about turning something into something special. that's really nice. >> what a surprise for all those people. >> 6:54 right now. we are staying on top of some breaking news we've been following all morning long. >> a building collapses after a huge fire in mount vernon. several people have been displaced. now the fire is impacting a nearby school. our kristin thorne has a no matter how fast the markets change, at t. rowe price, our disciplined investment approach remains. we ask questions here. look for risks there. and search for opportunity everywhere.
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6:56. firefighters in mount vernon called in extra help to battle a 3 alarm blaze. >> it still was not enough. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live if mount vernon with the latest. >> reporter: ken and lori, we've just learned that nelson mandela high school right over here is actually going to be closed for the day because they've had to shut off power to this entire area. i want to get right to news copter 7 high above so you can see what we're looking at here. you see all that smoke that is coming from this group of stores. that smoke is exactly the type of smoke we saw when we arrived here several hours ago. the fire started around 1:00 this morning, and it is still going showing no signs of easing. fire officials tell me they believe the fire started in the basement of the deli and spread
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laundromat, a pizza place, a dry cleaners. there was an adjoining apartment building and i say was because it is gone. that building completely collapsed about an hour into this fire going. here down on the ground you can see the type of destruction we're now looking at. thankfully no one was hurt. everyone got out of that apartment building okay, and none of the firefighters has been injured. we're live in mount vernon, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 6:58. the mets are two wins away from the world series this morning. the team defeated the cubs in game 2 of the nlcs last night. the mets left chicago shortly after the big win. game 3 will be played tomorrow night. a final look at your morning commute with heather. >> we have some subway issues and we've had subway issues that have gotten fixed and then they're not fixed. the r train signal problems at court street. you can expect uptown delays. q trains signal problems. ems activity at 125th street. metro north ongoing track work on the new haven line.
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long island railroad, new jersey transit doing okay. l.i.e. going west round swamp road we had that accident cleared and then farther west near exit 41 that's a disabled vehicle, and then the grand central parkway near laguardia airport another disabled vehicle. >> no frozen third rails or anything. >> not yet. >> nothing to take a flame thrower to. >> no flame throwers needed. >> we're at sunrise, we're about 6 minutes away from sunrise t. is a chilly morning. 36 degrees now. we're looking at temperatures in the 20s to the north to 19 around monticello, 31 coastal connecticut. yonkers, rocklin county. we're looking at a temperature of 46 by noon, 52 this afternoon, 10 degrees colder than normal for this time of the year. look how it bounces right back, warms up to 68 tomorrow and 70s. we've got heather and weather on wednesday. >> oh nice. >> she loves the 70s. [ laughter ] >> that's it.
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hey let's go live to mexico new york. >> that's right. >> that's the news for now, i'm ken rosato. good morning, america. millions of americans hit with a wintry blast. snow from michigan to connecticut. up to nine inches in some areas. icy roads responsible for of wrecks. and a deep freeze sending temperatures as much as 20 degrees below normal this morning. breaking at this hour. a southwest jet makes an emergency landing at l.a.x. the fbi investigating a possible fight on board. and a mechanical problem forcing a jetblue flight down. passengers sickened. donald trump under attack. jeb bush saying he's not fit to be commander in chief. firing back after trump's comments that seem to blame his
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