tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC October 20, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
have a great tuesday, 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 right now, firefighters are battling a huge 3-alarm fire burning in chelsea. we have new video just in and we are live on the scene. >> new clues in the violent sexual attack of a woman inside the bathroom at ma manhattan park. >> and it's a chilly start to the morning, but meteorologist bill evans is tracking a warmup starting today, and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us, it is tuesday october 20th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> good morning everybody. thank you very much for joining
little bit on the cool side. a little chilly. we're looking at 49 degrees to start the day. you need jackets and sweaters this morning particularly on the hudson river valley. there's a few clouds around this morning. those swing out really quick. look at bridgeport, 52 and 54 at montauk. those numbers are warmer than normal. today we're going to be 15 degrees warmer than yesterday when we get to 68 degrees. it was 53 yesterday, a sunny but chilly day. today is going to be a sunny and pleasant day. a nice fall day with a southwest wind that will make it feel great. >> how's going out there this morning. >> we have a big closure with an ongoing accident investigation on long island where you can see where the closure is. this is the northern state parkway. we'll head to our maps. i'll tell you exactly where the closure is with an ongoing accident investigation. kristin thorne is going to be with us in a bit. a trains suspended between euclid avenue.
d trains between 205th street. then you have the 7 trains, no trains between queensboro plaza and 44th street. long island railroad is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit is doing okay. no major problems with your path trains. your ferry systems are doing okay. as you head through new jersey, route 17 between century road and midland avenue, ongoing construction. you have two lanes closed down both directions. as you go to the george washington bridge heading inbound, the lower level is closed. if you're going inbound into the tolls we have construction, same situation, lincoln and the holland tunnels. our street cleaning rules are in effect. it's 4:32. we're following breaking news in chelsea where a fire is tearing through a building. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now on west street with the latest.
that fire is now at 3 alarms and may go to a 4th. right now more than 100 firefighters on the scene. you can see behind me firefighters using multipresident ladder hoses to try to control of the fire. there is some concern that the fire might spread so they're trying to use as much water as possible to prevent that from happening. you can still see a significant amount of smoke still pouring out of the building. take a look at the video from earlier. you see flames shooting out of every window, especially on the top floors of this 6 story building. the fire has already burned through the roof of the building. the first call came in at 2:55 this morning, the building at 221 west 17th street is in the heart of chelsea. the building was under renovation, so there was no evacuations or rescues necessary, but certainly this is a significant setback for
no much left at all of this building. again, right now firefighters doing the best they can to prevent the fire from jumping or spreading to adjacent buildings. we're told right now none of the adjacent buildings, there have been no evacuations right now. that's a good thing. firefighters are still deep in the fight, and they are far from declaring this fire to be contained and under control. here's another live look again at those top floors. the 5th and 6th floors, still a lot of smoke coming out of the building. fortunately right now no reports of any injuries, but firefighters will be here for quite some time this morning trying to get a handle on this fire. we'll be here also throughout the morning. we're live in chelsea, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and breaking right now on long island, a car speeding from suffolk county police loses control and crashes. at least one person was killed. it happened on the northern state parkway. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne live with the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, ken.
this all happened just around 2:30 this morning. we're still waiting for a lot of details to come in. those flashing lights you're seeing behind me, this is the entrance to the northern state parkway west from deer park avenue. it is shut down as well, even though the accident, this all happened on the eastbound side. we want to get right to it and show you pictures of this badly damaged suv. what we're hearing initially is that this driver may have fled police for some reason. obviously this person did not want to interact it appears with police, fled on the northern state parkway heading eastbound just east of deer park avenue around exit 42. that vehicle crashed, apparently burst into flames, and we are hearing that one person has died. again, waiting for a lot of details to come in at this point. what we can confirm that at least a good portion of the northern state parkway heading westbound and eastbound now shut down for this investigation. we will have here throughout
you updates as soon as we get them. kristin. thank you. and police have new images out this morning for the suspect in that sunday afternoon attack on a woman in a public restroom in union square park. police have put together a sketch that they've just released. they have also grabbed video images from more than 100 cameras in the neighborhood around the park. now they say the woman bit her attacker and drew blood. in addition to the videos, they have collected blood evidence from the scene to search for a dna match. also this morning, we're hearing from the family of the youngest victim of a deadly crash involving a bronx cab. >> they died when a cab slammed into them in march, driver emelio garcia has been charged with manslaughter, speaking
>> i'm not going to have her. she was only 5. she miss her 6th birthday, and it's unfair. >> prosecutors say garcia was diagnosed with epilepsy months before the fatal crash. investigators say he did not take his prescribed medication the day of the crash. garcia is being held on $100,000 bail. his trial is set to start in january. it's 4:37. right now police are searching for the man who stole a car on long island with a baby inside. police say gail solomon left her car running yesterday with her 4-month-old niece in the backseat. eyewitnesses say the man jumped in and drove off. the car was found not far away. the child was not harmed. the aunt has been harmed with child endangerment. 4:37. now to the latest on the condition of the former nba star lamar odom. odom was discharged and transported to a hospital in
los angeles for further treatment. a spokeswoman says he is overcoming insurmountable obstacles. oscar pistorius is waking up at home after serving less than a year of a five-year sentence in prison for killing his girlfriend reeva steencamp. he was released from a south african prison and is now under house arrest he hoped to be released in august but a judge ruled that it was too early. new this morning, mayor bill de blasio will sign three bills to snuff out the growing problem of synthetic marijuana also known as k2. the new law will criminalize the manufacturing and the sale of the drug. the punishment will be up to a year in prison $15,000. any business selling k2 will be at risk of having their cigarette license suspended or revoked. repeat offenders could be shut down permanently. the road to the world series takes the mets to
strangle hold on the national league championship series, the met at the field tonight. the job of trying to pitch them to a 3-0 lead goes to jacob degrom. he says he's enjoying the big game atmosphere of the playoffs. >> it's a lot of fun. that's what we play for. we play to get this chance, and you never know how many times you're going to get it. >> game time tonight just after 8:00, mets hope the numbers stay on their side as they hit chicago's north side. in baseball history 83% of the teams leading have gone on to win the series. let's hope the mets don't take on the 17% side. sports anchor laura behnke and reporter anthony johnson will be in chicago for the game. their reports start later today right here on eyewitness news. >> all right. it's 4:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> this morning we're looking at some absolute gorgeous
weather. there you see the choppers are up this morning in the distance there. you look all the way down to 1 world trade and staten island. soon the planes will start coming in. the red eyes. we're at 49 degrees and a nice crisp cool morning, a little warmer than normal for this time of the year. normal overnight lows about 42 and 32 in the suburbs. to the north you see we have this front, and you see the wind profiles. that's a southwest wind that will warm things up nicely and will also hold this front off to the north. if you have to go to albany you're going to run into showers. this will stay here today. we'll have sunshine. we're looking at a temperature of about 51 at 10:00, noontime 60. later on this afternoon we're looking at mid to upper 60s. is this going to feel great later on today. we'll talk more about that and warmer weather for tomorrow and thursday in your accuweather seven-day forecast. we do weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. if you're joining our fine news broadcast for the first time that's heather o'rourke.
>> that's right. and that's bill evans. >> who? >> let's go right over to a webcam and show you this accident scene. kristin thorne was giving us an update on this accident. this is where the closure is. we'll talk about where it is exactly closed down. northern state parkway between exits 41 and 42, ongoing accident investigation. all lanes are closed down, and that's in both directions. your subway status, a trains suspended between euclid avenue and lefferts boulevard. your d trains suspended between 205th street and bedford park boulevard. 7 trains, no trains between queensboro plaza and 34th street. track work on metro north's new haven line, long island railroad, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. route 17 remains closed down between century road and midland avenue. actually two lanes are closed at this point. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. over to you. thank you very much. 4:42. still ahead on eyewitness news
another instructor threw out a rescue rope and pulled the boy the rest of the way in to safety. police have made an arrest in that shocking motorcycle crash caught on camera. a motorcyclist was passing two cars in texas, still in texas here, when one of the cars appears to deliberately swerve into the motorcycle causing it to crash. the 68-year-old driver of that car under arrest for aggravated assault. 4:45. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> how about we take you to the beach. >> all right. >> okay. >> that be okay with you? >> yeah. >> we start out with our look at asbury park. a look at the convention center right down the main drag and right down the boardwalk. there's the beach. we can see all the way down almost to point pleasant which is about a 20-mile, 23-mile visibility down the jersey shore. monmouth and ocean county. here's what's happening when we look from our camera in brooklyn over to the east side here this morning. here's what's happening, the temperature 49 degrees.
and the winds are southwest at 7. our pressure has been rising which is a good sign of high pressure that is giving us this great weather today. the high is sliding eastward. the barometer's dropped just a little bit. but when it slides eastward it gives us a southwest wind that warms us up nicely. yesterday's high was 53, below our normal of 62. normal overnight low is right around 49, and we're looking at sunshine at 7:12 when the sun is up. not as chilly as this morning. we are looking at 30s and 40s in the suburbs. nice turn around today, back to the upper 60s. warmer tomorrow and wednesday, and thursday night a cold front comes through, makes it cooler for the weekend. your air quality is just fine. the pollen count is still up there for ragweed. ragweed sufferersdown that. if you've got something going on, that's what it is. it's ragweed season through the end of the month until we get a good killing frost. 47 north port to massapequa. 48 hauppauge in the 50s this
east hampton out to montauk and orient point and shelter island. with a southwest wind here, it will make it warmer today. look at jfk. the wind's at 17. 12 at islip, 14 montauk with this nice flow out of the south. with a southerly wind, a southwest wind it keeps this front at bay here. this high is warm to the south. this high is chilly to the north. eventually this wins out, but really not until thursday. we're looking at milder air coming in here today, this high out in the atlantic holds this front off, and so that stays to the north with some showers along that. it's even warmer tomorrow before all this kind of sweeps through the area thursday night and for the weekend. baseball in chicago tonight right around 65 with a southwest wind at 10 to 15. going to be some nice weather. we have sunny and warmer weather. 68 degrees. tonight it's partly cloudy, not as cold. 50 in the suburbs, 55 around the five boroughs and then look at this pleasant sunshine tomorrow, high around 73. 11 degrees warmer than normal
73 on thursday, but a sprinkle comes in thursday night with a cold front. the temperature drops to 50 and then it's sharply cooler on friday, and saturday we're back to 58 to 60 this weekend, and that's closer to normal temperatures for this time of the year. so it's even warmer in chicago than it is here for baseball actually, pretty good baseball weather for wednesday and thursday. as we get going, if the mets win. >> if the mets win. >> what do you mean if. >> when they win. >> yes. >> i like a positive attitude. when they win. >> attitude. >> they'll be back here after the weekend into next week towards halloween. i believe it's the day before halloween they started world series. >> which by that time it should be snowing so it should be great. >> don't say that. >> kids don't want to have to cover up their costumes. >> never. >> super man don't wear no coat. >> that's true. >> let's go over to our maps.
we're going to talk about to you about our subways. they should be cleared by 5 a.m. 7 trains, no trains between queensboro plaza and 34th street. the d trains are suspended between 205th street and bedford park boulevard. now here's our ongoing problem this morning. this is the northern state parkway between exits 41 and 42. ongoing accident investigation. we have all lanes closed down. we'll have kristin thorne with an update about that. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. heather thank you. police in arizona are now investigating the drowning deaths of an intire family as a possible murder suicide. glen baxter was behind the wheel of the family's suv when it plunged into a lake. baxter, his estranged wife and three young children all died and relatives are pointing to him as the killer. he reportedly had threatened to punish his wife for breaking up
with him. >> he had been threatening her that he would kill the whole family if she left him. >> he took part of me when he took them. >> police say officers had been called to the family's home in glendale three times in the past year. a texas teenager arrested as a potential threat was a guest at the white house, ahmed mohamed was invited by the white house to attend astronomy night. he got handcuffed for making a homemade clock for a science project that his teacher mistakenly thought was a bomb. good app and better friends help track down a missing college student. this cell phone video shows the moment emergency workers in atlanta rescued jimmy hubert. the georgia tech student disappeared friday night after walking away from a frat party. his friend took up the search using the find my iphone app. they eventually found him on a stretch of railroad tracks. >> we were about to turn
was a shaded area over in the ditch, and i said, you know, what's that, and then sure enough it was jimmy, and i thought. i made two phone calls, i thought he was gone. >> wow. >> police are looking into hubert's claims that he was beaten by a group of homeless men. according to his mother, he has a broken vertebrae, ribs, a punctured lung, and is partially paralyzed. >> wow. 4:51. school officials in washington state plan to continue a dialogue with a football coach who's defying an order to stop praying in public after games. joe kennedy took a knee in prayer after friday's homecoming game for bremerton high school. players on both teams joined in. the district has a ban on staff prayer at school events. kennedy says he's not going to stop. >> me thanking god for what they just did, how that could possibly be wrong in the eyes of society in the courts or anybody.
>> i want to see everybody treated the same, and nobody feel left out our excluded. >> the ban does not apply to students. kennedy's attorneys say players are not forced to join in the prayer. we just learned new details on a breaking story, more firefighters are being called to battle this blaze in chelsea right now. take a look at this video of the flames pouring out of the building. now we're gathering details and also will bring you up to date at 5 a.m. >> also at 5, we now know the cause of death for the long
e ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. 4:55. welcome back, country singer blake shelton is suing a tabloid for defamation over a cover story alleging he's a heavy drinker who's headed to rehab. shelton says in touch weekly story that heavy drinking contributed to his divorce from miranda lambert is false and he has no plans to go to rehab. the lawsuit seeks more than a million bucks if damages. in touch is not commenting on the lawsuit. it is 4:55. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with
your accuweather forecast. >> temperatures around 46 around new city, 44 around sussex, we're going to be looking at a day where we start out around 46 at newark. we're also looking at wind out of the southwest that are coming in and with a southwest wind here, that kind of makes it very warm. it cuts right up here up the hudson river valley and through new jersey. all that's looking really good. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. i've got great news. >> and i have unfortunate news. if the northern state is usually the way you go, we have an ongoing closure in dix hills. this is a fatal accident being investigated. we'll explain where the close is between exits 41 and 42. you have all lanes closed down and that is in both directions. 7 trains no trains between queensboro plaza and 34th street. that's ongoing track work. a and d trains also have suspensioned. our street cleaning rules are in effect. heather thank you. the heads of the cia and
homeland security may have good reason to be embarrassed this morning. >> a hacker said to be a high school student claims he broke into cia director john brennan's personal e-mail account. some material from brennan's account has been posted online and the fbi investigating the breach. closing in on 5:00. also gathering details on two breaking stories right now. a stretch of the northern state parkway is closed in suffolk county after police say a car refused to pull over and then crashed. at least one person is killed. >> and in manhattan, dozens of firefighters are on the scene of a fire that destroyed a building early this morning. new video and pictures of huge flames as you can see right there still coming into our newsroom. we are live with an update on that firefight. >> at 4:57, meteorologist bill evans is tracking a choose to move freely. move free ultra has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones in one tiny pill. move free ultra.
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. we're following two breaking stories right now, a deadly crash has led to a big closure on a busy long island highway. and we are live on the scene and in contact with police. >> and breaking now in manhattan, a big building on fire. new video and pictures are pouring in. we have new details on the firefight. >> and new this morning, new pictures from police as they hunt down an armed robber responsible for a string of violence. >> and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. it's tuesday, october 20th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> this morning, here's your 6:00 temperature right now. we're looking at a cloudy sky,
and we're looking at a temperature right now of 49 degrees. we're looking at temperatures today that get to 48 by 8:00. 57 by 11:00, and we're looking at 66 by 2:00, probably hitting 68 later on this afternoon. we've got weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. it's heather looking at the commute for you this morning. you have very little in the way of good news. >> this is very true unless you are using mass transit. as far as mass transit goes looks like everything is running on or close to schedule. i can tell you that metro north, however does that have trashing work on the new liven line. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing just fine. this is our bad news of the morning. we had a fatal accident in dix hills on the northern state parkway. we have all lanes closed down both ways between exits 41 and 42 ongoing accident investigation. kristin thorne will give us an update about that. route 17 between century road
and midland avenue, that's construction. they've been doing this for a couple weeks now. two lanes are closed until 6 a.m. clearing it earlier. george washington bridge lower side. outbound upper level that construction is clearing. you do have minor delays across the board at our hudson's harlem river drive. right lane closure and street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. updating breaking news that heather just mentioned, at least one person was killed in a crash on the northern state parkway. police now confirming this this morning, involved a driver who refused to pull over. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live on the scene in dix hills suffolk county. good morning kristin. >> good morning lori. this entire thing happened just a short timing a around 2:30 this morning. we're still waiting on a lot of details from police. these flashing lights you're seeing behind me, this is the entrance to the northern state parkway west. this is deer park avenue right behind me. you can see that is shut down
even though this entire thing happened on the eastbound side. we want to get to it and show you the pictures we have of this badly damaged suv. initially we're hearing from police that there was some sort of chase, that they tried to pull over the driver of this vehicle. that person fled, continued to drive away, eventually crashing into vehicle. we heard that the vehicle may have burst into flames, and now we know that at least one person has died. so, again, still a lot of details that we need to get here. for example, what were they initially trying to pull this person over for. we don't know that just yet. what we do know is that a large portion of the northern state parkway both westbound and eastbound is now shut down for this investigation around the dix hills area. we're talking exit 41, 42. if you're leaving the house in a few minutes you want to plan accordingly. i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 5:03, breaking in manhattan, firefighters right now battling a massive 4-alarm fire on west
17th and chelsea. the commanders who were at the scene worried about that fire spreading. that's why they called in more help just minutes ago. up to this point there have been no injuries, no evacuations from the adjoining structures. we have a live look at the scene. the fire building was under renovation. so that may explain why flames were able to spread more quickly burning right up through the roof. 5:04. new this morning, police have released new pictures of a violent armed robber. this is summers video here of the -- surveillance video of the man attacking a woman in manhattan early saturday morning. 15 minutes earlier police say that same suspect robbed a man outside an east village apartment building. both victims expected to be just fine. 5:04. an angry mother in queens now looking for a pit bull mix that mauled her 8-year-old daughter. the dog attacked the girl in long island city ripping off into her head. doctors used 60 stitches to close her wounds.
she's still going to need more surgery. >> put hands on dog's chest, expected the dog to lick her, instead the dog mauled her in the face and the temple and next thing i see her all covered in blood. >> police believe they have located the dog, but they say no crime was committed, so they won't release the owner's name. the little girl's mom would at least like to see the dog's vaccination records so they know if there's other potential problems to watch out for. time is 5:05. new this morning, a famous name is back in power north of the border, justin trudeau is followed in his dad's footsteps. the liberal picked up an overwhelming victory. justin trudeau became the second youngest prime minister in canada's history.
vice president joe biden is facing increasing pressure to make up his mind and soon about whether he's going to run for president. a source involved in biden's deliberations tells abc news the vice president has not yet made a decision. both president obama and the white house press secretary have declined to speculate. more important deadlines are coming up. saturday is the jefferson jackson dinner in iowa, a key stop for democratic candidates. now republican presidential candidates ben carson and donald trump have requested protection from the secret service. the department of homeland security is reviewing their request. by law homeland security secretary jay johnson must consult with a congressional advisory committee before making a final decision. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for the president. good morning america picks up our coverage with a live report from the white house at 7:00. it's 5:06. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with
>> we take a look outside this morning, we have clear to cloudy skies. the meters are showing clouds at central park, and we have a few of those, some low clouds. you can see we've got a great visibility all the way down to lower manhattan and staten island, and you can see from our camera in brooklyn we've got a great visibility to 1 world trade. we're looking at a temperature of 49 degrees and cloudy skies say the meters. we've got a calm wind to a southwest wind here. i mean you see on the satellite pictures there's not much going on. there's a few low clouds kind of going across. the front to the north will stay to the north buffeted by this high pressure ridge and those south to southwest winds. so by noontime we're looking at 60 degrees, 66 at 2:00, 68 this afternoon at 3:00. should be really nice and comfortable, and even warmer tomorrow. that's why there's traffic together every 7 minutes. heather's looking at the commute. >> those traveling on long island if you missed kristin thorne she was giving us an update on this accident investigation.
parkway, and you can see where traffic is being diverted off the northern state parkway because of an ongoing accident investigation. this is right near wolf road. the northern state between exits 41 and 42 ongoing accident investigation, all lanes are closed in both directions. traffic is being diverted off the roadway. you do have metro north new haven line with track work, long island railroad doing okay, new jersey transit no major problems. if you are heading on to route 17 keep in mind both ways between century road and midland avenue that's construction. two lanes are closed both ways until 6 a.m. george washington bridge lower level reopened, outbound upper level they're trying to get that construction cleared away. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori and ken over to you. we have new information on the death of a long island dermatologist whose body was found in chelsea. we now know what killed her. >> also ahead this grainy black
5:11. we have new details on the death of a long island dermatologist. investigators say it was a tragic accident. medical examiner revealing the lethal amount of cocaine and alcohol killed 38-year-old kristin cerveny. the mother of 3 was partying with friends when one of them called 9-1-1. her body was found in the doorway of a chelsea apartment building. no charges have been filed. 5:11 now. happening today, manhattan's largest apartment complex is said to get a new owner and keep much of its middle class housing. reports say it will be sold to a wall street investment group for $5.3 billion. the deal reportedly calls for
nearly half of the 11,000 unit complex to be reserved for middle and lower income residents. a picture that may show the most infamous iceberg in history is going up for auction. an old photo believed to be linked to the titanic could fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction. the grainy black and white shot was taken the morning of april 15th, 1912, hours after the titanic sank. it was taken by the chief stored aboard another ocean liner who reported seeing red paint visible on the iceberg. he was unaware the titanic had sunk. a british auction house is handling the sale. it is 5:12. yesterday i was honored to be the master of ceremonies at this awesome event i love to do every year. it's honoring a u.s. senator, and it honored new york city deputy mayor for their work and other good folks too. >> okay.
improving child early care for children as well snarky stein gillibrand were among -- they do amazing work expressing 0 to 3 care education for children. they are a leading force behind the universal pre-k we have in new york today. they were pushing this years ago. >> way before de blasio right? >> oh, yeah and it's because of their pushing this and the statistics they came up with we have universal pre-k. >> a good turnout too. >> they were packed. that's wonderful. excellent. >> in the name of education. >> all right. let's check in with bill. >> this morning you're going to need to grab a coat, a sweater, scarf, gloves, a little chilly to start the day. certainly warmer than it was this time yesterday morning and particularly overnight sunday into monday. right now. the humidity dry, the winds are southwest at 7 and the pressure has been rising. all this points towards what's
yesterday's high 53, kind of a chilly day when normal is 62 and normal overnight 59. sun's up at 7:12, sets at 6:09. we're looking at not a chilly morning like yesterday but it's cool out there, 30s and 40s in the suburbs, nice turn around today with temperatures in the upper 60s, warmer than normal. 70s tomorrow and thursday, and then we'll cool down for friday. the air quality's fine. the uv index is low this time of the year because of the weaker son. the pollen count is still up there for ragweed. that of course the principal participate. until we -- 44 hopatcong, 43 around hackettstown. and 43 at andover. there's some 30s in some spots. 38 for morristown southward in there toward somerset county and down toward trenton. 45 degrees, 53 around bridgeport. that's with that southwest wind you see coming up in here out
from the south and southwest. it makes it warm. it also holds this front off to the north. this front will stay right there and not move very far south at all. we should hang around for a few days. after school today kiddos we're looking at 68, a great day after school today with a mixture of sun and clouds. milder today, 68. tomorrow even warmer. we're 73. eventually all this kind of slides south and east through the area. that doesn't really happen until thursday night. so we'll have a couple of warm days, baseball weather for this evening, 8:07 first pitch. 65 degrees at wrigley field in chicago. warmer today, we're at 68 degrees. tonight we're at 55. tomorrow we've got an even warmer day. pleasant sunshine, 73. that's 11 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. and we're going to have more on thursday. we'll have possibly a sprinkle or a shower thursday night with a cold front coming through. that will make us a little bit cooler on friday, and then
pretty nice fall with a passing shower possible on sunday. >> passing showers are better than a deluge, definitely. we like that. >> move along. >> that's it. right heather? >> i agree with you. >> yeah. >> let's go right over -- something else that's really great is that mass transit is running on or close to schedule. we'll head to our mass transit chart. metro north, new haven line they're doing that track work but it's not causing major issues. long island railroad, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. subway service on or close to schedule. no major issues. northern state parkway between exits 41 and 42 ongoing accident investigation. kristin thorne has been on the scene all morning long giving us updates on that. if you are heading to route 17 between century road and midland avenue, construction, two lanes are closed in both directions and that will last until 6 a.m. hopefully they'll get that cleared away a little earlier. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect.
still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. new information on the volkswagen emissions scandal. why some experts believe the automaker could be forced to buy back its cars. >> and the dancing days are over for a celeb couple. one of the professional dancers was the pair who received a standing ovation.
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babies. >> what has this been like for you? listen, tom, it has been wonderful. i've been like a fish out of water for six weeks. it was such a wonderful journey. >> andy grammar scored to the top of the leader board with his jazz version of good morning from the 1952 musical singing in the rain. grammar and his partner allison hoker earned a perfect dance from each judge on the panel. dancing with the stars airs monday nights here on channel 7 and on the watch abc app. >> we've got to do our version of good morning here on the set. bill screamed out no. it is 5:21. come on bill, you can do that. you're a good dancer. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's bill. >> no. here's what's going on this morning, if you're taking the ride over from the ferry over from staten island or over from
little bit of -- this morning. that wind's coming right up staten island, right up the hudson and the east river. we're going to be looking at that southwest to a southerly wind, but it also picks up the temperatures today, so that's going to feel very nice. southwest wind here across long island sound, about 17 miles an hour, and we're looking at cool temperatures in the 40s. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. how's it going out there? >> we have this big problem on the northern state parkway, and it's still with us as we head to our maps, i can tell you that the northern state parkway between exits 41 and 42 ongoing investigation. all lanes are closed down in both directions. what you can do is you can head right up here to jericho turnpike. this is the closure on the northern state parkway. you can see jericho turnpike is clean and open. that's the way that you want to go this morning if you can. you can always hop on down to the l.i.e. as well which is not doing too badly. we have our street cleaning
rules in effect. thank you. it is 5:23, and we're following breaking news in manhattan. we're also getting new details on a raging fire in chelsea. our dray clark just spoke with investigators on the scene. we're going to tell you what they had to say ahead in a live report at 5:30. >> moments after the -- debuted during a monday night football, ticket sales are soaring. websites are crashing over the
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asian stocks were quiet overnight. >> hong kong's hang seng, the dow edged slightly higher to open at 17230. nasdaq composite and s&p 500 began higher as well. futures are pointing to a lower open. and we have an update on the volkswagen emissions scandal. the company may soon have to actually buy back cars. >> reena ninan and kendis gibson have this morning's business headlines. >> topping america's money, mounting legal woes for volkswagen. >> the company is facing hundreds of lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, and experts say it could be forced to ultimately
buy back recalled cars altogether. >> after a brief increase gas prices are dropping again, the national average 2.26 a gallon. >> that's $0.85 cheaper than this time last year. drivers in south carolina, new jersey are paying the lowest just under 2 bucks a gallon. >> star wars fans wasted no time getting their tickets to force awakens. 2 1/2 minute trailer debuted during monday night football and it appears to be a touchdown. >> demand unprecedented this fan bought 175 tickets at an imax in nevada. >> very impressive indeed, and that's america's money. >> and we have posted the entire star wars trailer on the abc7ny facebook page so you can watch it over and over again. i know lori's going to do that. >> i can't wait. >> walt decrease is the parent company of news -- walt disney is the parent company of wa be, c.
coming up, deadly crashes led to a huge closure on the northern state parkway in nassau county. we're live with the latest on the investigation. >> and we're also following breaking news in chelsea where a fire ripped through a building under renovation early this morning. >> and we'll see a return to normal temperatures today with our warmup ahead. meteorologist bill evans will be back with the exclusive accuweather forecast. stay with us. terry bradshaw? what a surprise! you know what else is a surprise? shingles. and how it can hit you out of nowhere. i know. i had it. c'mon let's sit down and talk about it. and did you know that one in three people will get shingles? (all) no. that's why i'm reminding people if you had chickenpox then the shingles virus is already inside you. (all) oooh. who's had chickenpox? scoot over. and look that nasty rash can pop up anywhere and the pain can be even worse than it looks. talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
now new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. we're following two breaking stories, the first on long island where police say a driver sped away from police sparking a deadly crash. a busy stretch of highway remains shut down right now. >> flames destroyed a big building overnight. we just spoke with investigators. we're going to get a live update from the scene. >> police released new clues in a violent sexual attack at a popular local park.
>> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. and today is tuesday, october 20th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> well this morning we're looking at temperatures that are right at normal for this hour of the day. 49 in the park. this is the normal, and about 39 outside the city and about 40 up the hudson river valley. we're looking at a few numbers along long branch, wrightstown 44 to sayreville over towards hunterdon. 48 around poughkeepsie. by noontime we're at 60. warmer sunshine today, 15 degrees warmer today than yesterday at 68 this afternoon. and it only gets warmer. we'll talk about that and your accuweather forecast. it's tuesday. we're always looking towards the weekend. weather then heather every 7 minutes. >> i look forward to it on a sunday. let's go right over to our mass transit chart. i can tell you that mass transit is running on or close to schedule. we have metro north new haven line with that ongoing track
jersey transit doing just fine. this ongoing closure is with us, northern state parkway between exits 41 and 42 with an ongoing accident investigation. all lanes are closed both ways. deer park avenue onramps to the northern state parkway. kristin thorne will have more information on that for us. jericho turnpike looks like a good alternate to the northern state parkway. that's the way you want to go. we also have closures in chelsea. you've heard dray clark talk about this. 7th avenue near 18th and then you have 7th avenue closed down between 17th street between 7th and 8th avenues. we have our alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori and ken over to you. thank you very much. heather, 5:31. that accident that heather just mentioned on the northern state parkway has killed at least one person. >> it all started when a driver refused to pull over. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live now on the scene in suffolk county. kristin.
>> reporter: lori this accident happened on the eastbound side of the parkway. what you're seeing behind me here, this is the westbound side, the side we're on. you can see that the entrance here from deer park avenue to northern state parkway is shut down. we want to show you the video we have of this burned out suv. again, now that is resting just east of exit 42 on the northern state parkway. we are hearing initially that police tried to pull over this driver. the driver proceeded to flee the scene eventually crashing. we are hearing that that car may have burst into flames. we know at least one person has died. this all happened around 2:30 in the morning, so what was the initial reason why they were trying to pull over this driver? we just don't know that yet. we're still waiting for a lot of details to come in. what we can tell you is if you're heading out this morning, you usually take the northern state parkway, it is now closed both directions eastbound and westbound between exits 41 and 42. so make sure you plan accordingly. we'll be live on scene
as soon as we get them. we're live in dix hills, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> wow. thank you. at 5:33. we just got an update from firefighters on the scene of a stubborn fire in manhattan, huge flames gutted a building that was under renovation this morning. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live at the scene in chelsea. >> good morning, ken. that fire now stands at 4 alarms and right now firefighters are in the process of setting up a collapse zone because they're concerned about the stability of the building and because of that, they're also conducting evacuations for buildings 218 through 224 here on west 17th street. behind me you can see that is the building where the fire happened this morning. 221 west 17th street. there was still smoke coming from the building, but certainly not as much as we saw earlier this morning when the fire initially broke out. lets go ahead and show you some video. the first call came in around 2:55 this morning. this is what firefighters were up against when they arrived,
flames coming out of the building here, pretty much coming out of every window of the 6 story building. now the building was under renovation, so there was no evacuations and no rescues necessary. certainly firefighters were very concerned when you have that much flames coming out of the building those flames might jump to adjacent buildings. they were able to employ their surround and drown technique and prevent that from happening. now the focus has shifted from the stability of the building because they used so much water on the building and because of the fire damage they're very concerned this building could collapse at any moment. because of that they are now conducting those evacuations. right now here back now live a number of firefighters here on the scene, more than 100 firefighters and luckily so far no injuries, but, again, the fire still not considered -- the fire still not considered under control. meanwhile we talked to one man who actually works across the street and describes what he saw when the fire initially broke out.
>> we see a whole bunch of smoke and a whole block is black. everything is pitch black. when the fire department came, they all went around with their lights, their sirens on. they was able to light up the block a little bit and that's when the flames started to come up in the air. the whole building went up in flames. >> back here live again, you can see smoke still coming out of the building. this fire is still not considered under control and not contained thus far, and right now firefighters now in the process of conducting those evacuations for buildings 218 through 224 here on west 17th street as they are still very much concerned about the stability of the building where the fire initially broke out. we're live in chelsea this morning. dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray, at 5:35, police have new images out this morning for that suspect in the sunday afternoon attack on a woman in a public restroom in union square park. police have put together a sketch they just released. they grabbed video images from more than 100 cameras in the
they say the woman bit her attacker and drew blood. in addition to the videos they've collected blood evidence from the scene to search for a and an eyewitness news exclusive, and the family of the youngest victim of a deadically crash involving a bronx cab, 25-year-old kadeem brown and 5-year-old tampa trielle clark. speaking exclusive to eyewitness news tyree's mother says the pain will never go away. >> every holiday that goes by i'm not going to have her. she was only 5. she missed her sixth birthday, and it's unfair. >> prosecutors say garcia was diagnosed with epilepsy months before the fatal crash. investigators say he did not take his prescribed medication
the day clark and brown died. garcia is being held on $100,000 bail. his trial is set to start in january. 5:37. the road to the world series takes the mets to chicago as they look to take a strangle hold on the national league championship series. the mets hit the field tonight with a two games to none lead on the cubs best in 7 series. the job of trying to pitch them to a 3-0 lead goes to jacob degrom. the man with the hair. he says the bright lights on baseball's big stage have been no problem. >> it's a lot of fun. that's what we play for. you know, we play to get this chance, and you never know how many times you're going to get it. when you get this chance, you want to make the best of it. >> i'm going to grow my hair like that. >> go for it. game time tonight after 8:00. the mets hope the numbers stay on their side. baseball history, by the way, 83% of teams who lead 2 games to none in a 7 game series go on to win that series. laura behnke and reporter
anthony johnson are going to be in chicago for tonight's game. you can see their reports beginning this afternoon on eyewitness news. >> getting a lot of travel in. the bright lights of monday night were not very kind to the giants. an early 7-0 lead in philadelphia turned into a 27-7 loss. that brings big blue's three- game winning streak to a grinding halt. the giants are tied for first place in the nfc east. they have five days to lick their wounds before dallas comes to metlife stadium sunday afternoon. it's 5:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> hey, let's take a look outside from our camera at 4 times square. you can see all the way down to staten island. you've got the new york life building, the empire state building over towards queens and brooklyn looking at a beautiful morning here. we're looking from our camera at asbury park south down the beach, all the way down past the jetty to point pleasant. a really pretty morning here, a
crisp cool morning around, and a temperature right around 49 degrees. today we're going to be looking at sunshine. we're going to be looking at a southwest wind which will warm up things nicely. a front off to the north. that will stay to the north. we're looking at a noontime temperature of 60 degrees and 68 later on this afternoon. some beautiful weather. however, if you're at the bus stop kiddos, it's chilly. the hooligans, the huckleberries are there. it's breezy and chilly and 45. heather's checking the commute. she's looking at the subways. heather my friend pizza rat how is he this morning? >> he's enjoying them. they've made a table down there. it's all good. i can tell you that they are not disrupting subway service because subways are running on or close to schedule at this point. we're going to talk about the northern state parkway closures with this ongoing accident investigation between exits 41 and 42. all lanes are closed down both ways. deer park avenue onramps to the
northern state parkway also shut down. jericho turnpike is a good alternate to the northern state parkway. ongoing closures in chelsea. you've heard dray clark talk about this. 7th avenue near west 18th street and 17th street between 7th and 8th avenues. we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information overnight in the landmark study on how to treat people battling schizophrenia. >> also ahead, we're following developments in the security breach involving the heads of the cia and homeland security.
into the account belonging to homeland security secretary jay johnson. some material from brennan's account has been posted online. the fbi now investigating the breach. a new landmark study of schizophrenia is calling into question the long standing treatments for the illness. doctors currently rely on strong doses of antipsychotic drugs. they can blunt hallucination but also come with difficult side effects ranging from tremors to severe weight gain. a new study suggests smaller doses pays off better when coupled with one on one talk therapy and strong family support. some spectacular damage from a sunday wind storm in arizona. it destroyed 15 of 38 warehouses and severely damaged the ones that are still standing. the flying pieces of the buildings also did a job on local power lines. the owner of the warehouses
down the road and he had nothing happen to his home. it was very isolated in terms of what got damaged. he didn't know about the damage until he started getting phone calls. >> it's a little depressing. we've got a lot of work to do here. we've got hardly anything left of any of these warehouses right through here. as you can see we've got ten of the buildings up in the power lines here. i live 7 minutes from here and we never got anything from this. >> it will take months to rebuild that mess. isn't that something. he's lucky his house didn't get touched. >> he is lucky you're right. lets check in with bill now. >> let's look outside right from the chrysler building we go. it is a beautiful morning. it is a morning -- the morning's just flying by isn't it? >> we're looking at temperatures here that have been on the normal side for a change, which is very nice. here we go, take a look outside. looking down the beach here. we've got our nice camera set up in high definition right here at asbury park looking
down the beach, great for a walk or a jog, getting the dog out walking this morning, grab a sweater and jacket. you need that. later on it's going to feel much warmer. it's warmer today than it was overnight sunday. we're looking at sub freezing temperatures down the shore. 49 in the park and about 44 to 42 here down monmouth ocean county way down the shore. we're looking at 62 as our normal high. we'll be above that today and the sunsets around 6:09 which will be gorgeous. we'll have a beautiful sunrise at 7:12. it's not as chilly as yesterday evening. 30s towards monticello and the catskills. upper 60s, 15 degrees warmer than yesterday. we're looking at 70s tomorrow and thursday. it's 44 in northern new jersey. 43 you see around sussex. you go right around newark it's 46. trenton, somerset in the mid- 40s. no frost on the ground this morning, and actually the warmer spots are bridgeport and montauk. that's because the wind is
out of the southwest and the ocean where the temperature is still about 64, 65 degrees. it's that warm right through november. that's why there is a lot of surfing, still a lot of scuba diving going on this time of the year. off to the north is that front. that's where that is going to stay. after school we're looking at sunshine, if you need a jacket or sweater this morning at the bus stop, much warmer this afternoon. great for after school sports and tomorrow it's even warmer. we're at 73 degrees. this front stays off to the north for one more day thursday and the front drives through the area. it will have a high pressure ridge push it right through. in chicago tonight great baseball weather, cubs are going to enjoy this. mets are going to enjoy it, cubs are going to enjoy the weather. the cubs are not going to enjoy the game so much. 68 today, tonight 50 in the suburbs, 55 around the five boroughs and warm and pleasant tomorrow around 73. even on thursday where it's 73 and we're looking at what's going to be cooler weather thursday night into friday,
we've got sunshine on saturday, and then there's a chance of a sprinkle, kind of a passing shower. nice weather coming up for this weekend. should be really nice, nice fall-like weather. the colors are spectacular. >> they really are. it was really surprising to me. we had less rainfall, pretty hot summer, eight 90-degree days, nine 90-degree days. that's kind of a lot. we had two separate heat waves. >> very good. >> really nice to see. >> unfortunately we have a disaster on long island in terms of the northern state parkway. >> that's correct. we just found out this is a double fatal accident in dix hills. we'll head over to a webcam. all traffic is being diverted off the northern state parkway because of this ongoing accident investigation. what you can do is you can head on over to the l.i.e., looks like a really good alternate for you picking up just a little bit of volume. let's head to our maps. we'll talk about where the closure is and what your
alternate should be. northern state parkway between 41 and 42. that's where the accident investigation is. onramps to the northern state parkway are also closed. jericho turnpike looks like a good alternate to the northern state parkway. mass transit is running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. thank you heather. we're working on several breaking stories right now. we've just learned that two new details on the deadly crash on the northern state parkway. two people who were hurt are now confirmed dead. also we've learned that this was a wrongway crash. we'll have a live update from suffolk county at 6 a.m. >> also ahead, how you could be
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it's also the place he called home when he wrote his iconic album born to run 40 years ago. the two-bedroom home sits on west end court. three people bought the property back in 2008 with plans to preserve it. the people renting the home right now didn't even realize who lived there before. >> apparently my bedroom is where his piano was. i didn't know that until one of these people showed up and told us all about it. it was kind of creepy. i'm like that's where my bed's going. >> the bungalow has been on the market for less than two weeks. it's listed at $299,000. it is 5:52. we are following breaking news in chelsea where a fire has grown a lot in the last half hour. that fire now 5 alarms. it's quickly made its way
minutes away from weather and traffic on. we're going to have sunshine and 45 by 8:00, 60 by noontime. we're looking at 68 later on this afternoon. 15 degrees warmer than it was this time yesterday afternoon. we're going to be looking at a b i give it today for sunshine. 68 degrees and sunny and warmer and like you heather, it's bright. >> oh. >> bright sunshine today. i know you got problems on the northern state. what's the latest? >> unfortunately we have a very serious accident being investigated object northern state parkway in dix hills. i can tell you where the closure is. it's between exits 41 and 42. we do have all lanes closed down in both directions. this was a double fatal accident. deer park avenue onramp to the northern state parkway. also closed jericho turnpike is a very good alternate to the northern state parkway at this point. and we also have ongoing closures between century road and midland avenue. two lanes are closed down and should be cleared away in about 5 minutes. our street cleaning rules are
over to you. thank you. it's 5:55. new this morning, mayor de blasio will sign three bills today to snuff out the growing problem of synthetic marijuana, also known as k2. the new law will criminalize the manufacturing and the sale of the drug. the punishment will be up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. any business selling k2 will be at risk of having their cigarette license suspended or revoked. repeat offenders could be shut down permanently. a once in a lifetime opportunity for music students at nyu's tish performance. the residency will kick off with a career retrospective discussion with students next week. williams said in a statement he is honored and excited to have the opportunity to spend time with students. that would be my alma mater. of course the second i walked out they were glad to have me gone. >> we're closing in on 6:00,
this morning, new information just coming in about that deadly crash on the northern state parkway. we've just learned that two people have died and that may involve an innocent driver. we have a live report just ahead. >> wow. also two robberies now tied to the same dangerous robber in greenwich village. >> a major announcement coming
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 news in chelsea, a fire that broke out overnight has now grown to 5 alarms. officials worked to contain the