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harlem where officer holder worked: you can see the black and purple bunting now outside. he is the fourth nypd officer to die in the line of duty in the last eleven months. >> we have three reports starting with eyewitness news reporter dray clark live in east harlem. >> reporter: good afternoon, the area where officer randolph holder was shot last night is still blocked off behind me because detectives are still going over the area. we've learned this all started out as a gang dispute between three rival gangs here in east harlem, a dispute that turned into a shootout. officer holder responded to that shooting, and it's alleged a short time later that one of those gang members, stopped, turned around and took the life of officer holder. >> overnight, police officer randolph holder's body was carried away in a slow procession from harlem hospital to the medical examiner's office where nypd and fdny officers stood and saluted the slain officer. holder, a 33-year-old five-year
in the head tuesday night in east harlem. his injury too severe to survive. >> four police officers murdered in eleven months. that's about as bad as it gets. moments ago officer holder's father says the man who took his son's life should pay a serious price. >> to me, he should be put to death. >> holder was assigned to psa5, a housing patrol unit. last night holder and his partner responded to gunfire near 1st avenue and 102nd street. a man told them his bike had been stolen at gunpoint. the officers quickly found a suspect riding a bike near the 120th street foot bridge over the fdr. the 30-year-old suspect started shooting, hitting holder in the head. his partner returned fire and hit the suspect in the leg. the suspect ran but was later arrested at 124th street. >> we heard a bunch of gunshots. there was probably between 10 and 15.
>> jennifer abate says police swarmed the area around the wagner houses where the shooting happened. >> all these helicopters showed up, and then a million cops. it was pretty chaotic. >> detectives worked all night covering multiple crime scenes that stretched a mile wide. they recovered a gun and shell casings. divers also found a full semiautomatic clip in the harlem river near the shooting scene. it's unclear if the gun they recovered was used to kill officer holder. >> reporter: police really aren't saying much about that 30-year-old suspect that they now have in custody, but we have been able to learn that he has a lengthy and extensive 18 prior arrests. last year he was part of a themselves the east army. they were all arrested and charged with drug dealing in the east river houses. a short time from now we're expecting mayor de blasio and police commissioner bratton to
hold a news conference, and at that point in time we're expecting to learn more about that suspect that they now have in custody, live in east harlem, dray clark channel 7 >> thank you dray. our coverage continues now with eyewitness news reporter cefaan kim with more on what holder's cefaan. >> reporter: here at the far rockaway home where officer family still lives, sorrow fills the air as his loved ones try to cope with the loss of the fallen nypd officer, a man they say was a devoted family man and someone who was always there to help others in need. >> you understand me, mr. mayor? we need to do something about this >> an emotional plea for help to protect the city's police officers from friend of fallen officer randolph holder. the anguish too much to hide for maleka clark who says she was just texting holder last night only to wake up this morning to learn he was shot and killed in the line of duty. >> when you see me not in work
today, i can't hold it up! i can't i can't! holder's father calling for justice, officer holder's father and grandfather were both police officers in their native country of guyana and he was following in their footsteps. now his father says all of his son's dreams shattered. >> he should have been closing on a house in the next month but all of that dream went down the drain. >> his cousins and neighbors say holder was a responsible family man sending money to his grandmother and brother in guyana described as a quiet boy with excellent manners growing up. >> they just take his life away, they don't want to work. they don't want to do nothing good. >> reporter: holder's father says his son had just taken the detectives exam and was set to be promoted. another dream his father says that will never be realized. in far rockaway, cefaan kim channel 7 eyewitness news. >> governor cuomo addressed the officer's deaths this morning at an event.
>> it's just another episode of what has become all too familiar and all too frequent, a loss of life needlessly by gun violence that is just out of control in this city and in this nation. >> and the governor says that part of the problem is the way guns come into new york from other states. newly released nypd radio transmissions are giving us a glimpse into the moments after that fatal shooting. >> i'm getting numerous calls now in regard to shots fired. >> 10-4. >> you have another unit with you? >> member responding shots fired, maintain firearms. >> governor cuomo has ordered all flags in the state flown at half-staff in honor of officer holder. he said officer holder "acted
yorkers in the midst of an extremely dangerous situation. >> a stretch of the fdr drive remains closed for the police investigation. heather o'rourke is here with a look at the backups and ways around them. >> that closure is status quo, what it has been since this morning. let's take a look at a webcam, and i'm going to show you the fdr drive. you can see in the center of your screen, a police vehicle. that's the northbound side of the fdr drive coming towards you. those delays start all the way back in at least the 30s, so this is right near 79th street at this point. let's go over to our maps. we'll go over where the closures are. fdr drive both ways between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge. the ramps to the northbound fdr drive remain closed from 49th street and 63rd street. the willis avenue bridge is closed into the bronx. you have the rfk triborough bridge ramps to and from the fdr drive closed down. it's safe to say the manhattan leg of the triborough bridge is still closed down. now you can get from queens up into the bronx.
however, you're going to find delays on the grand central parkway westbound. that delay will begin at laguardia airport. it will take you to and across the rfk triborough bridge as a result of that closure of the triborough bridges manhattan span. now we're also dealing with delays at the george washington bridge at least a 35 minute delay. you're bumper-to-bumper as you move across the span. delays at the lincoln and holland tunnels as well. mass transit is always a good alternate. the 4, 5, and 6 trains are running through east harlem. you have no problem as far as taking mass transit. buses however you'll have to deal with those diversions. david over to you. >> stay with eyewitness news as we learn more about officer randolph holder and developments in the investigation. coming i up at 12:30 we take a closer look at the nypd officers killed in the line of duty over the last eleven months. as we said earlier we're mayor and police commissioner as soon as that happens we will bring it to you live. >> breaking news right now affecting the subways.
an e train got stuck under lexington avenue and 53rd street. about 850 passengers on the train were transferred to another subway train. however, you can expect delays in the e, f, and n, j lines now. the cause of a deadly fire in brooklyn is under investigation at this hour. police say it looks suspicious. this happened last night in bed- stuy, 56-year-old tyrone corley who lived in the building was killed. firefighters pulled three other people out. they headed to the hospital and are expected to recover from their injuries. a joyful reunion in manhattan for a former ebola patient and the doctors and nurses who cared for him. this photo shows dr. craig spencer with the staff at bellevue hospital, dr. spencer was the only confirmed ebola patient in the city during last year's scare. he underwent 19 days of treatment for the virus. well, the mets just one win away from a return to the world series. the amazins are looking to
sweep the cubs tonight when they square off in game 4 of the national league championship series in chicago. the mets have won three in a row. the final score last night at wrigley, 5 to 2, and once again it was murphy's law. daniel murphy continuing to his red hot streak hitting his sixth post season homer, a career franchise record. jacob degrom to hold the cubs to two runs and 7 innings. the mets are not celebrating yet. >> we understand just like we've won the first three games, these guys can win the next three games very easily. this is an excellent team. you give them room to, you know, win a game or streak along a couple good innings and they're going to get confidence in the world and expect to beat us three in a row. >> steven matz will get the ball tonight with a chance to pitch the mets into the world series. the 24-year-old lefty from
stony brook suffolk county will take to the mound on seven days rest. jason hammel will be the starting pitcher for the cubs. sports anchor laura behnke, reporters anthony johnson and joe torres are in chicago. you can see their live reports later on eyewitness news. don't forget to share your fan photos with us on social media using that hashtag abc7ny. we have loved all the pictures we have gotten. we want to see more, and you know what, you might see one of your pictures right here on the air. >> hope so. thank you david. a man goes to the extreme to catch a flight, a wild moment on the tarmac caught on camera. we'll show you how it ends. will chris rock host hollywood's biggest night? we have new information. >> well, the weather is certainly, you know, worthy of an oscar. it's absolutely gorgeous outside at noontime. 66 degrees around the five boroughs. that's warmer than normal for this time of the year 67 across long island, 71 in river head and 66 to 65 down the jersey shore.
ea new details on finding house speaker john boehner's replacement. republicans say they are scheduled to vote for a new speaker one week from today. the full house votes the following day. paul ryan from wisconsin has reportedly said he will run for the position if several conditions are met and a unified party stands behind him. police in new mexico are pleading for any information about the road rage shooting that killed a 4-year-old girl. it unfolded on i-40 in albuquerque yesterday afternoon. police say the girl was riding in the car with her parents when another car pulled up along side their vehicle and
the bullet pierced the back window and hit the 4-year-old in the head. in israel today, a palestinian stabbed a female soldier near jerusalem injuring her before he was shot and killed by soldiers. now the new case of violence comes as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu heads to germany where he will confer with secretary of state john kerry. kerry is scheduled to head to the region this week. the vatican is vehemently denying rumors that pope francis has a small but curable brain tumor. vatican spokesperson federico lombardi what'sed the report in the italian newspaper calling it completely unfounded, seriously irresponsible and not worth any attention. he added that the pontiff is in good health and his head is absolutely perfect. we're standing by right now for an announcement from vice president joe biden. we will bring it to you live as soon as it happens. >> a mystery in missouri, six
we want to take you right now to the white house where vice president joe biden is making an announcement listen in. >> a realistic campaign for president, that it might close. i've concluded it has closed. i know from previous experience that there is no timetable for this process. the process doesn't respect or
filing deadlines or debates in premares and primaries and debates and caucuses. i also know couldn't do this if the family wasn't ready. the good news is the family is at that point. my family has suffered loss, and i hope there would come a time, and i've said this to many other families that sooner rather than later when you think of your loved one, it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes. well, that's where the bidens are today, thank god. beau, beau is our inspiration. unfortunately i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. but while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent.
i intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as i can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation, and this is what i believe. i believe that president obama has led this nation from crisis to recovery, and we're now in the cusp of resurgence. i'm proud to have played a part in that. this party, our nation will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the obama legacy. the american people have worked too hard, and we've come too far for that. democrats should not only defend this record and protect this record, they should run on the record. we've got a lot of work to get done over the next 15 months, and there's a lot of the
the president will have to get done, but let me be clear we'll be building on a really solid foundation. but it all starts with giving the middle class a fighting chance. i know you in the press love to call me middle class joe, and i know in washington that's not usually meant as a compliment. it means you're not that sophisticated, but it is about the middle class. it isn't just a matter of fairness or economic growth, it's a matter of social stability for this nation. we cannot sustain the current levels of inequality that exist in this country. i believe the huge sums of unlimited and often secret money pouring into our politics is a fundamental threat to our democracy, and i really mean that. i think it's a fundamental threat because the middle class will never have a fighting
chance in this country as long as just several hundred families, the wealthiest families control the process. it's just that simple. and i believe we have to level the playing field for the american people, and that's going to take access to education and opportunity to work. we need to commit. we're fighting for 14 years, we need to commit to 16 years of free public education for all our children. we all know that 12 years of public education is not enough. as a nation let's make the same commitment to a college education today that we made to a high school education 100 years ago. children and child care is the one biggest barrier for working families. we need as the president proposed to triple the child care tax credit. that alone will lead to a dramatic increase in the number
force and will raise our economic standards. there are many equitable ways to pay for this. pay for this. there are many equitable ways to pay for this. we can pay for all of this with one simple step, by limiting the deductions in the tax code to 28% of income, wealthy folks will end up paying a little bit more, but it's my guess -- and i mean this sincerely, they'll be happy to help build a stronger economy and a better educated america. i believe we need to lead more by the power of our example as the president has than merely by the example of our power. we've learned so some very hard lessons for more than a decade of large scale open ended military innovations. we have to accept the fact that we can't solve all the world's problem. we can't solve many of them alone. the argument that we just have
do bad things isn't good enough. it's not a good enough reason for american intervention and to put our sons and daughters lives on the line, put them at risk. i believe we have to end the divisive partisan politics that is ripping this country apart, and i think we can. it's mean-spirited. it's petty, and it's gone on for much too long. i don't believe, like some do, that it's naive to talk to republicans. i don't think we should look at republicans as our enemy. they are our opposition. they're not our enemies, and for the sake of the country we have to work together. as the president said many times, compromise is not a dirty word, but look at it this way folks, how does this consensus. how can we move forward without being able to arrive at
this kind of pitched battle may be more than this country can take. we have to change it. we have to change it. and i believe we need a moon shot in this country to cure cancer. can do this. the president and i have already been working hard on increasing funding for research and development because there are so many breakthroughs just on the horizon in science and medicine. the things that are just about to happen, and we can -- we can make them real with an absolute national commitment to end cancer as we know it today, and i'm going to spend the next 15 months in this as hard as i can to accomplish this because i know there are democrats and republicans on
our passion, to silence deadly disease. if i could be anything, i would have wanted to be the president that ended cancer because it's possible. i also believe we need to keep moving forward in the arc of this nation toward justice, the rights of the lgbt community, immigration reform, equal pay for women and protecting their safety from violence, rooting out institutional racism. at their core, every one of these things, every one of these things is about the same thing. it's about equality. it's about fairness. it's about respect. as my dad used to say, it's about affording every single person dignity. it's not complicated. every single one of these issues is about dignity. and the ugly forces of hate and
they do not represent the american people. they do not represent the heart of this country. they represent a small fraction of the political elite, and the next president's going to have to take it on, most of all i believe there's unlimited possibilities for this country. i don't know how many of the white house staff and personnel have heard me say repeatedly, that we are so much better positioned than any country in the world. we are so -- i've been doing this for a long time. when i got elected as a 29-year- old kid i was called the optimist. i am more optimistic about the possibilities, the incredible possibilities to leap forward than i have been anytime in my career, and i believe to my core that there's no country on the face of the earth better positioned to lead the world in the 21st century than the united states of america. washington, though, just has to
of being the problem, it has to again. we have to be one america again, and at our core, i've always believed that what sets america apart from every other nation is that we ordinary americans believe in possibilities. the possibilities for a kid growing up in a poor, inner city neighborhood, or a spanish speaking home or a kid from mayfield in delaware or willow grove in pennsylvania like jill and i. to be able to be anything we wanted to be, to do anything, anything that we want, that's what we were both taught. that's what the president was taught. it was real. that's what i grew up
believing, and, you know, it's always been true in this country, and if we ever lose that, we've lost something very special. of this country. when i was growing up, my parents in tough times looked brothers and sister, honey, it's going to be okay, and they meant it. they meant it. it was going to be okay. i say go back to your old neighborhoods, talk to your contemporaries that aren't as successful as you have been. there are too many people in america, there are too many parents who don't believe they can look their kid in the eye and say with certitude, honey, it's going to be okay. that's who we need to change. it's not complicated. that will be the true measure
of our success, and we'll not have met it until every parent out there can look at their kid in tough times and say, honey, it. that's our responsibility, and i believe it's totally within our power. the nation has done it before in difficult times. i've had the very great good fortune and privilege of being in public service most of my adult life since i've been 25 years old. and through personal triumphs and tragedies, my entire family, my son beau, my son hunter, my daughter ashley, jill, our whole family, and this sounds corny, but we found purpose in public life. we found purpose in public life. so we intend, the whole family, not just me. we intend to spend the next 15
always cared about, what my family's always cared about with every ounce of our being, and working along side the president and members of congress and our future nominee, i am absolutely certain we are fully capable of things. we can do this, and when we do, america won't just win the future, we will own the finish line. thank you for all being so gracious to jill and me for the last six or eight months and for our whole career for that matter, but i'm can do so much more, and i'm looking forward to continuing to work with this man to get it done. thank you very much. >> thank you all very much. >> [ applause ] >> president obama and his wife
biden announcing he will not president. >> now we want to go to our next top story. an nypd officer killed in the line of duty, officer randolph holder a five-year member of the nypd, and here is what we know right now. the suspect who was shot in the leg is in a harlem hospital. investigators are still at the scene collecting evidence, and the fdr where the shooting happened remains closed. >> we are also awaiting a news conference to start any moment. the mayor and police commissioner will update us on the investigation, and when that happens we will bring it to you live. >> we want to continue our team coverage with n. j. burkett live in east harlem. >> reporter: >> reporter: that's right. that news conference dave was talking about expected to start any minute now. but we are 20 blocks from the shooting scene, 120th street, and that's the fdr drive blind me -- behind me. the highway is still shut down now more than 16 hours after the shooting.
we're talking about a crime scene that stretches for more than 20 blocks. now officers saluted the housing officer who was killed here, randolph holder, as his body was taken from harlem hospital in the middle of the night. he's a five-year veteran of the force as we've been reporting, psa5. he did not survive the gunshot wound to his head, a man who chased the gunman for 20 blocks along the fdr last night trying to protect the community that he served. psa5 here in east harlem, the unit that patrols the housing developments in this area. the alleged gunman was cornered by other officers who found him with a bullet wound in his leg. he was just released from the hospital. eyewitness news has now learned to face a series of charges in connection with the shooting. his name is going to be announced at that news conference i mentioned a moment ago. that's going to take place as i said shortly, but he is said to be a 30-year-old career criminal with a number of arrests for assault, robbery,
and drug possession. investigators say it started as a dispute among rival gangs from nearby public housing complexes last night. that is where the chase began at 102nd street 120th street and the fdr where the officer was shot. >> the city is in mourning, mourning a man who gave his life as a guardian for all of us, and we're humbled by officer randolph holder's example, an example of service and courage and sacrifice. >> service, courage and sacrifice. sadly, the fourth nypd officer to be killed in the line of duty in the last eleven months. the second officer to die in the line of duty this year. again, the suspect had a bullet wound in his leg. he's been released from the hospital, now expected to face a number of charges. he will be named at a news conference expected to begin shortly. i'm told within the next
several minutes or at least within the hour. back to you, dave and shirleen in the studio. thank you very much, and the words from police commissioner bratton last night still ringing out today, four officers murdered in the last eleven months and as he said that's as bad as it gets. as eyewitness news anchor sade baderinwa shows us these tragic scenes are playing out far too often. >> shots fired. >> on december 20th, officer rafael ramos and officer wenjian liu were shot and killed while sitting in their patrol car outside a housing project in bed-stuy. the gunman then shot and killed himself. the slain officers both posthumously promoted to detective were shot amid a rise in antipolice the u.s. following a string of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. on may 2nd, officer brian moore was shot while trying to make an arrest in queens. he died two days later. a career criminal now charged
at just 25 years old, officer moore was a decorated veteran credited with making scores of arrests during his brief career. >> shield number 469, new york city police officer of the city killed in the line of duty. >> right now the fdr between east 120th and 125th street remains closed. >> traffic reporter heather o'rourke keeping an eye on the backup. >> yeah, and we still have the fdr drive closed down. however, that closure really lasts between 96th street and 125th street. this webcam. you can see the police right here blocking off the fdr drive. this is in the 90s. we'll go over to our maps. we'll go over that closure bridge. the ramps to the fdr drive closed from 49th street and 63rd street. you have the willis avenue bridge going into the bronx. that is closed down. the triborough bridge ramps to and from the fdr drive. they are shut down.
this is causing major delays coming across the grand central parkway into the rfk triborough bridge getting up into the bronx. we can take a look at a camera now and look at the george washington bridge, which is also affected by this. check out that delay. it's about 35 minutes inbound but jam packed. david and shirleen over to you. >> thank you heather. >> again, we are awaiting a news conference to begin with mayor bill de blasio and commissioner william bratton. stay with eyewitness news and the abc7ny mobile app for updates on this story. breaking news out of suffolk county where several people are injured after a van crashed into a pole. this is happening on eulid avenue. eleven people were taken to the hospital. none of those injuries are believed to be serious. lost control. we'll stay on top of this story and bring you the very latest as we get it in.
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starting at the front doors. though different denominations, all are predominantly black congregations, and all located a few miles from the scene of rioting in ferguson missouri after michael brown was killed last year by a white police officer. >> very similar type fires so they are very suspicious. it could be considered a hate crime. >> for church leaders they admit the situation is unsettling, but they say their hearts right now go out to that one person who police believe is blind all of this -- behind all of this. >> we've forgiven that person. we've prayed for that person, but i want that person to get help, and i want people to find out, you know, why so they can heal because this is a broken spirit. >> police say they are stepping up patrols and now developing profiles of possible suspects adding that there's a $4000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. i'm elizabeth hur for channel 7 eyewitness news.
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for helping protect our children. we've been moving on up in terms of the temperatures, right? >> yeah, absolutely. it's going to come out to about 12, 13 degrees warmer than normal. >> love it. >> as we go into the afternoon. that's right. 70s. it's more like early june or early september, whichever way you'd like it. whichever way you'd like it, it looks like this. sunshine and beautiful weather as we look across from brooklyn to the lower east side, and it is comfy here at the noon hour. 70 degrees our normal high is 62. we're going to have dry humidity, a calm wind. the pressure is at 30.33, which is way up there, way strong. nice. yesterday's high was 70. so our peak heating is about
3:00. so we're going to be even warmer than that today. so 62 is normal, way up there we are with the temperature. sunsets around 6:07, and that will be gorgeous. so today and tomorrow, two really nice days, more like early to mid-september, a cool wind makes a comeback on friday. we could have a couple of showers on sunday we'll talk about. looking at 70 at murray hill, 73 up in riverdale in the bronx, white plains 71, 72 belmar, even poughkeepsie, sunny and 72. winds are out of the west mostly but it has been a calm wind in a lot of spots. a light southwest wind for the afternoon, still holding that front to the north. it's kind of been dying there, and then there's a front off to our west here right across lake michigan, but that area of rain will not really affect anything with baseball tonight. so we're going to be looking at a shower maybe there after the game tonight. we're going to be watching this front coming through tomorrow evening, and we'll get to the 70s before that front moves through, and you see tomorrow night
we've got cooler, drier air coming for friday. today we're at 75. tomorrow is more of this warm air. we're going to be right around 74, and then this cool air starts to work its way in here for the weekend. so baseball tonight in chicago. 74 at game time, might even be a degree or 2 higher than that at the start of the game. really comfortable with a southwest wind, and that blows out to right field, just perfect for daniel murphy. here we go, we'll have a mixture of sun and clouds for the afternoon. we're going to be looking at a and comfy. 56. tomorrow, sunshine, patchy clouds, pleasantly warm, 74 on your accuweather seven-day forecast we're looking at a cooler day on friday, and saturday's 58. now sunday there might be a shower or two in the mix, but it looks like we're going to be pretty dry, even into next week. no harsh cold on the way as we head toward halloween. i think the 30th is probably at the time when we'll start to see maybe some fall classic
here and temperatures should be -- >> don't jinx us. i think you said nay. the nay was always there. >> possible. >> it's possible. >> for the kids though you don't have to wear a coat over the costume. >> that is true. >> superman don't wear no coat. >> that is a good point. bill, thank you. we just want to give you all an update quickly that the e service has resumed. we know that it was stuck over by lexington avenue and 53rd street. the e line has resumed service. >> also want to remind you, we're waiting to hear from the mayor and police commissioner any moment. when that happens we may interrupt ourselves to bring you that live newscast. we're going to continue with our newscast and tell you actor michael j. fox made a futuristic entrance live with kelly and michael this morning. >> it's fitting since today is october 15th, 2015. it is the date he traveled back to in the 1980s classic movie.
stepped out of a delore yan, a da lore yan. now 30 years after the film predicted what 2015 looked like, some of those predictions have come true and others have not. >> you have skype. you have hover boards. >> i have my receding hairline. >> the chicago cubs were picked to win the world series. but now they're down 3-0 to the mets. >> would you care to make a prediction? do you think it's still possible? >> i'm going out on a limb and going to say the mets are probably going to win it. >> fox says he's actually not a baseball fan so he's not rooting for the cubs or mets but you heard what he said right there. >> the food is also stepping up to the plate. revving up rivalry. >> batting first, pizza and the two cities couldn't be further apart in taste. it's lasagna. that's why a restaurant in brooklyn is offering mets fans
to chicago for any of the games. thank you. the owners say they don't want mets fans to be subjected to chicago's and these are their words, inferior deep dish pizza. >> well, they are very grateful so thank you. >> batting 2nd, a met's cookie created by a bakery on manhattan's upper east side. glousser's bake shop on 1st avenue is www.of the city's oldest bakeries. they are selling the orange and baseball. >> i love the spirit. >> laura behnke, reporter anthony johnson and joe torres are in chicago, and you can see their live reports later on eyewitness news. again, we are waiting the news conference with the mayor, and we'll bring it to you live. >> first here is a look at what's coming up next on the chew. >> hey david and shirleen. today we're revealing simple recipe secrets. mario is whipping up a quick and easy appetizer.
and good afternoon everybody. i'm diana williams in the news room, and we've just gotten word into the newsroom that the fdr is finally back open. traffic slowly going to start moving much more quickly in that area. again, the fdr is back open. here is what's coming up a bit later on eyewitness news. an unwanted political sign stuck to a local business and leaving behind a big mess, but 7 on your side gets a presidential campaign to pitch in and clean it up. >> plus why a local school district says it simply won't celebrate halloween this year. we've got those stories and more beginning on eyewitness news first at 4. i know it's a relief for everyone having the fdr open because it's caused backlog on the highway and all over the place right guys? >> absolutely. >> i got caught on the west side highway. time for the feed. the stories that got their start on social media and are now getting shared and re-
the world got to know arkel and dana when his tearful reaction to his wife's baby, you may remember diana hid a message telling her husband to check for a bun in the kitchen, he realized she was talking about herself. arkel just broke down crying, crying, you could feel the love he had for her, but their boy had to be delivered 16 weeks early, so now mom is right now in critical condition, and the family asking for prayers for both mom and baby during this delicate time, but they're all remaining very optimistic and they're very happy. the baby's here, now let's just hope we can get through this tough delicate time. >> hearts going out to them right now. fans eagerly awaiting a possible new album from adele got a surprise today. you know we had to wait for quite some time for this. on her facebook fan page she confirmed that a new album is coming out.
apparently entitled 25 will explore her journey to adulthood and self-acceptance. she says my last record was a breakup record and if i had to label this one i would call it a makeup record. it's been five years since she's released an album. this one is reportedly due to come out next month, and we cannot wait. >> love her voice. >> love her voice. >> a touching photo is being shared across social media. a police officer in crowley louisiana, now this is way down south in louisiana is comforting a child. the lost child the officer found, he helped the boy find his mother. the picture has gotten the officer a lot of attention, and you know what the officer said. >> what's that. >> he's just doing his job. >> yeah, oh my goodness. >> and at the end of the day he's probably a father himself so there you go. >> that's a beautiful thing. >> before we go, it's 75 and sunny. can you add any more to that on the weather forecast? >> well, the mets will be playing in a nice 76 degrees temperature. >> wow. >> in chicago. >> okay. you see the balance that's out there.
>> that's good for the mets. >> we'll continue go follow the latest out of city hall. we're expecting the mayor and police commissioner to update on the latest in the investigation of the slain officer, and of course when that happens we will bring it to you live. >> absolutely. >> that's it for this edition of eyewitness news. there's a live picture of 1 police plaza. i'm david novarro. >> and i'm shirleen allicot. make sure you're back this afternoon for eyewitness news
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