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morning an they haven't been to the world series since 2000 and the mets are on their way back. >> amazing greats. the mets are world series bound. after sweeping the cubs. we have new video inside the locker room celebration and we are live with fan reaction. >> developing this morning, fire ravages a six story apartment building in new jersey. forcing hundreds from their homes. plus, a sea of blue. showing waves of support for nypd officer randolph holder. as the suspected i woulder appears in court for the first time -- killer appears in court for the first time.
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good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. it is thursday, october 2nd. good morning to you and you are never more than seven minutes away from news and weather. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast forecast. >> clear to partly cloudy skies and 61 degrees our normal high temperature this time of the year is about 62. newburg is 55 and 45 at caramel. all the numbers are way warm this hour of the day running about 15 degrees warmer than normal. 55 islip and 52 belmar. trenton to hunterton and somerset county. now later today, we're going to warm into the mid- and upper 70s. that's right. but for one day only. big cooldown coming tonight and we'll talk about that in your accuweather forecast, it's weather than heather. been working on the railroad all day long. let's go right over here to the subway status and the a trains, we have that service suspended both ways between uric lid avenue and leopards
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because of ongoing track work. you also have track work long island railroad, new jersey transit doing okay. fdr construction. northbound side 79th street up to the rfk triborough bridge. southbound down to 63rd street and you can expect delays both ways as you travel east side. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori over to you. thank you. this morning, if you see someone who is very tired but has a huge smile on their face, they're probably a mets' fan. >> oh yes, the team from queens going to the world series for the first time since 2000 after sweeping the cubs out of the nlcs. last night, the mets celebrated the fifty national league -- fifth national league pennant in team history. duda scored in the ening with a homer and drove in five big runs on the night. series mvp daniel murphy. another home run. he has now homered by the way
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in a record six straight postseason games. the big win meant a 100% chance of sham happy pours for the he ising -- champagne showers for the mets' locker room. reporter anthony johnson was there. >> reporter: it was a championship celebration filled with smiling faces and plenty of hugs a locker room soaked in champagne. >> you can see the emotion here. eight months of organizationing together and having a hat -- of working together and having a lot of fun and now we get to be would be of the final -- one of the final two teams standing. >> we thought the first two were fun but this takes the cake. >> reporter: no one can avoid being part of the celebration. >> the year that we have had and you know, the way this team battled. it's been fun to be a part of. >> reporter: the man who carried the mets in the playoffs truly enjoyed the moment. >> this is fun. this is a lot of fun. >> one thing that you realize when you're in the locker room is that this is not the most
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these guys are having plenty of fun playing it all -- spraying it all around. they celebrate a lot inside a championship locker room. this is a night this team will not soon forget. >> unbelievable. i need to pick up a different word. >> being in this position very fortunate. run to the world series. >> i get so excited and i just want to enjoy the moment with my teammates. >> i have to pinch myself and you know come back the reality. obviously a couple of months ago i was in the minor leagues and know just a blessing to be able to come up with this team. >> reporter: in chicago, anthony johnson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> and a good time was had by all. >> yes indeed. >> mets mania hitting a fever pitch this morning, fans night. >> eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now at citi field with all the excitement. >> reporter: good morning guys, 15 years is no doubt a very long time to wait but now the wait is over. world series. let's face it.
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for the team to make it back there. a four game sweep. take a look at this. this was after the last out last night. fans going absolutely bananas, this was a mets' watch party in long island city, queens. two big screens outside and thousands of fans dressed to impress in all things orange and blue. mets' mania was definitely in full effect. mets fans have long suffered and longed for a trip to the world series. well, now they have their wish. >> i'm so excited. because i already have my tickets. i've planned this out. i will be there. and i'm going to be cheering our boys on. >> nobody is going to do it like new york because we do it like nobody else does it from anywhere else because we're from new york. >> i predict i'm going to be at the parade for the mets that's in new york! >> reporter: well, the mets' big win last night certainly
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certainly triggered a buying bonanza. this was at a store in suffolk county last night. fans buying hats and jerseys and anything that says i'm a big mets fan. expect to see more of that certainly here especially here at the team store here at citi field. meanwhile undecided on who the mets mr. play in the world series, whether or not it will be the royals or the blue jays. that series still very much in play but we know that our spot is secure. now we're just waiting for their team to make their return trip from chicago back here to citi field. and we expect to see them sometime later on this morning. we're live at citi field, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> delay, love the horn blowing at 4:36 in the morning. the mets are waiting to find out whom they will face in the world series. either the royals or blue jays and much more ahead this morning including the exclusive interview with series mvp daniel murphy. 4:36. and we just received new details on a developing story.
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a devastating apartment inferno in passaic, new jersey. as new video of the raging flames, a massive eight alarm blaze on gregory avenue. two firefighters suffered minor injuries and we learned overnight that hundreds of people, as many as 400, have been displaced. crews remain on the scene at this hour putting out hot spots. the red cross is working with the affected families. 4:37. now on to the murder of nypd officer randolph holder. shot and killed in the line of duty during a gun battle with a robbery suspect in east harlem. a sea of blue filled a lower manhattan courtroom late last night as the suspect tyrone howard a career criminal faced a judge for arraignment. eyewitness news reporter mallory of is live at -- huff is live at east harlem with more. >> reporter: lori, an incredible outpouring of support from in community. it could be even in a -- in this community. it could be seen last night and this memorial here as this
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outside of psa 5 where the fallen officer worked. they are putting together a case against the man they say is responsible for the death of this fallen officer. they say they have physical evidence, witnesses, and video evidence that tie him to the killing. they also say a lineup was conducted to tie him to the robbery of a bicyclest minutes before the shot -- bicyclist mine before the shooting. howard's first taste of justice came with him wanting a chair complaining his leg hurt. in a courtroom packed with police, howard was seated then slid into place. barely visible as the judge ordered him held without bail. first degree murder and robbery. but howard had more. >> you said -- he's been complaining of certain chest pains and ems here. [ bleep ] >> reporter: the woman sobbed that she was officer holder's sister and she was helped from the courtroom. for the pba this past year with four police killings is too much. >> once again, we are here
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preparing the shoulder our -- to shoulder our brother and bring him into a church. once again, our police officers are going to have to stand by the thousands, patch to patch. that cannot happen again. >> every one here -- everyone here today has been speaking of the great man that he was. >> reporter: in east harlem where officer holder patrolled. hundreds came out for a vigil sharing the night with holder's fellow officers and they plays flowers, cancels and a wreath near the site of the shooting. >> it shows unify and support for -- unity and support for the family and friends and support for the nypd. >> reporter: then the crowd marched to the psa 5 office where holder was assigned. >> i just pray and hope that we will understand to lose one is to lose all. >> reporter: back out here live this morning. you can see candles, flowers and photos of this fallen officer are outside of psa 5.
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this, as we now know the suspect in this case was in fact a wanted man. and nypd officers say they made ten attempts to arrest him in the seven weeks before this shooting. live in east harlem. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory thank you and funeral arrangements are now in place for officer holder. the wake will be held next tuesday at the community church of the nazarene in far rockaway queens from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. funeral services wednesday afternoon at 3:00 at that church. holder will in his native guyana. eyewitness news will continue to bring you coverage on how officer holder is being remembered and we have a tribute page to the murdered officer on our website, abcny7. and we are also posting updates on facebook. time is 4:40 and new this morning, the search is on for two teenagers accused of attacking a woman on the number 2 train on the bronx. police say two males approached the 50-year-old woman as the
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northbound train near the alerton stop last monday. the woman was reportedly hit with a bag and then punched. the suspects are between 15 and 18 years of age. one wore a red sweatshirt, the other had a black hoodie. it's 4:41. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans and your accuweather forecast. bill? >> let's take a look outside because that really tells story. clear skies to partly cloudy. nice morning and you can see all the way down to the verrazano narrows bridge in staten island and all the way over to sandy hook, new jersey. a nice warm morning. really by temperatures that should be this hour of the day about 42 to 45 around the five boroughs. it's 61-degrees to start the day. cooler air however is behind this front that is to our west. you can see the winds kind out of out of the northwest and the great lakes, that comes in later this evening and tonight. so today is a really warm for october. it's either early june or early september.
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71 and 77 degrees this afternoon. 15 degrees warmer than normal and a gorgeous sunset is coming up and much cooler weather coming in tomorrow for the weekend. that's coming up next in the accuweather seven day forecast. all right heather o'rourke is busy this morning. we have that construction as well on the east side of town. let's go right over to our web cam and i can show you how the fdr drive is looking, this is in the 90s where we have construction set up and we'll head over to the maps and tell you where we have it. northbound from 79th street up to the rfk bridge. southbound 71st street into 63rd street. a. train service is us pended both ways between uric lid avenue and leopards boulevard. should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. we have metro-north, and new haven line with track work and long island railroad and new jersey transit are doing just fine. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken and lori? over to you. all right heather thank you. we have new details in that case of a 4-year-old girl shot and killed in a road rage incident in new mexico.
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your trihonda dealers remind you to put down your device and drive safely. developing this morning, a police officer in albuquerque, new mexico in critical condition after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop. that officer in surgery at this hour. police have just announced the arrest of a 34-year-old man with a violent criminal history including a murder charge from back in 2001. 4:45. new details now on that road rage murder of a 4-year-old girl in new mexico. 32-year-old tony torres is charged with murder.
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accused of firing shots into a pickup truck on tuesday, killing lily garcia. now she and her older brother were in the back of their father's car when police say he and torres argued on an albuquerque freeway. the police say tips led detectives to their man. it is 4:46. meteorologist bill evans joining us now with the exclusiveqq. >> well -- accuweather forecast. >> well we look outside from the roof camera outside to the park. that's 59th street south. central park and fifth avenue and right there at the intersection, is the woman rink. plaza hotel right there that intersection and of course the tallest residential building in the northern hemisphere. we're looking at a very comfy morning. as we look from our camera here in astoria looking down the east river. we can see down to one world trade. 61 degrees and winds are southwest. the pressure has been up above 30.00 all showing what's a fair weather day. sun is up at 7:14. it sets at 6:06. pretty too. normal high is 62 this time of
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the year. we're into the upper 70s today. a cool wind makes a comeback with cooler air for tomorrow. 60s return on sunday after maybe another front and a morning shower on sunday. you know on the fall of the weather systems move rather fast and 60 river dale right now. ridgewood 69 and 54 cambria heights, and sunset park. 48 trenton and somerset and hunterton county and white plains to rockland county about 48. still have the southwest wind coming up. feels very nice and we're looking ad a nice warm day but it's back to reality as we have this front starts to slowly wind its way through the area today. and tomorrow and cooler air starts to pour in here out of canada and the northwest which makes it feel more normal for this time of the year but it's going to feel cooler after 77 today and we're back to 60- degree temperatures for tomorrow. here's the southwest wind. and office to the west there's the front, you can see there's a couple of sprinkle ace long
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the front. -- sprinkles along the front. not much really working with that except the really cool air pours in here tonight. on the curious cast, the clouds are -- computer cast, the clouds are going by here this morning, here's a sprinkle up north and west this afternoon. here comes the front itself tonight. with a sprinkle here in sussex and warren county and that slips right on through. after midnight we clear out and cooler weather makes big coopback. so one more day of warm weather. 77 degrees. it's first one slides through with a sprinkle and then the much coolerrer air pours in behind that tonight and tomorrow. you can call it brisk because the winds out of the north. at about 10 to 20 miles per hour tomorrow. a mixture of sun and clouds. breezy and warmer and we're at 77 and we like 7s. spotty showers around tonight it's breezy can cooler. 52 in the city and then it's a windy cooler day tomorrow but a pretty fall day. we would be saying perfect if it weren't 77 today. tomorrow is going to feel cooler. here's the accuweather seven
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day forecast. cooler sunshine on saturday. a morning sprinkle sunday. and then breaks of sun 66 degrees. and then, next week, we've got some great weather. now, we have to check the world series schedule. but there might be some rain on wednesday. if they're playing at citi field on wednesday. i didn't want get a chance to check it because i needed toothpicks to hold my eyes open. i watched the whole game last night. >> you look darn good for toothpicks. >> got it going on. >> clothes pins, toothpicks. >> that was exciting last night to watch that. >> you could not not watch it. >> it was tall commentators of the game were like oh we see chicago whenning this game. they'll, 1st inning, crack you know what? >> murphy was magical. all right speaking of magical, heather o'rourke? >> not looking too magical as you head through brooklyn. a look at a web cam and show you the bqe northeast getting into the prospect. you can see we have this
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of being cleared away. then this on the fdr drive which we thought was ongoing construction but in addition to the construction, you do have an accident and this is in the 90s. we'll head over to the maps and just pinpoint where that is after your fdr drive. right near 96th street. southbound 71st street into 63rd street is construction. a. trains with our subway status, it's suspended both ways between euclid avenue. you also have track work on metro-north new haven line no major problems and long island record, new jersey transit is running on or close to schedule. the deegan long-term construction up through yankees stadium but no major delays at this point. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori over to you. heather thank you. elmo and big bird are getting a new friend on "sesame street"
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the muppet julia made her debut yesterday and she's part of the new initiative to break the stigma associated with autism. "sesame street" has also created apps with julia's storyline to help parents and friends embrace children living with autism. well, happening today bruce willis is taking a break from the silver screen and bringing his talents to broadway. the star makes the debut tonight in stephen king's suspense thriller "misery." he finds himself in the care of a deranged fan. the play opens november 15th. i love the scene -- remember in the movie with the -- bottom knee? ooh. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, school district flexes its muscles when students find photos of their bikini clad teacher participating in body building competitions. how her healthy hobby nearly sent her to the unemployment line.
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coverage. the world series mets move on to the world series after a
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never more than seven minutes away from weather and this morning.
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well, we're looking at temperatures this morning starting around 61 in the park to 50 in monticello. the numbers are way warm for this hour of the day or the time of the year and we're going to be looking at temperatures about 52 bridgeport and 55 around islip and 43 out toward the eastern end of long island. today we're looking at 60 at montauk and 49 new brunswick and some warm numbers but chilly weather is coming for tonight and tomorrow. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. how's it going out there. i see some flashing lights tonally and that's because we have -- l.i.e. and that's because we have an accident. south oyster bay road and you can see right here over here not causing a delay for you but something to think about this morning. we're also finding problems here as you inbound gowanus. the expressway. bqe getting into the prospect on the northeast side. we have this disabled vehicle here off on the right side of the roadway causing a delay and then the fdr drive as you go northbound into 96th street, you also have some police activity. our street cleaning rules are
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is running on or close to schedule. ken? over the you. all right heather thank you. it's 4:56. the vatican responds to a shocking report in an italian newspaper that claims pope francis has a brain tow for. the spokesman for the vatican says the story in the national daily is completely unfounded and seriously irresponsible and not worth any attention. the vatican says the pontiff is in good health and added the 78- year-old's head is absolutely perfect. and a teacher almost lost her job over an afterschool hobby that kept her healthy. >> mindy jensen is a middle schoolteacher in utah and jensen says when she became depressed and unhealthy and her focus on fitness snapped her out of it. she soon became a bodybuilder and started posting photos of her transformation online. the school district says that jensen had to make the posts private or take them down or get fired. >> they called it pornographic and called my pictures inappropriate.
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-- my show pictures of me in my sport. >> the school district then apologized and sent out a letter clearing things up about her hobby. jensen says she's glad she can teach her job and continue to do her working out. >> good for her. closing in on 5:00, just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, plenty, plenty of celebrating for the mets after tail knocked out -- they knocked out the cubs in the national league championship series, moving on to the world series, we're going to take you inside the locker room for the champagne celebration. >> also learning more about the nypd officer shot and killed in east harlem. we'll take you inside emotional courtroom hearing for his accused killer. >> and hillary clinton in the hot seat today. as she prepares to testify before congress on the deadly terror attack in benghazi. >> one more day of warm weather. but meteorologist bill evans says not so fast. some changes on the way.
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er good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. and it's a good day to be -- a mets' fan. the amazes are world series bound after sweeping the cubs in chicago, we're going to take you inside the locker room. >> developing this morning, fierce flames destroy an apartment building in new jersey forcing hundreds of people out of their homes. and dozens of police officers and grieving family members pack a courtroom to stare down an accused cop killer. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato, it is thursday, october 22nd. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic.
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>> we've got a gorgeous morning outside. it's very mild for this hour of the day this time of the year. looking at temperatures right around 61 degrees and clear skies and southwest wind at 6. really comfy. north port and massapequa are at 54. east hampton and montauk 61 and belmar is 52 and newark and somerset hunterton county, all the areas there at 53 degrees and white plains to rockland county. we have sunshine today. a bright beauty. by noon it's 71 and 77 this afternoon. that's 15 degrees warmer than normal this time of the year, but heather the big chill is making a comeback tomorrow. i knew it was going to happen. >> i'm talking about that next. what have you got going on? >> i have subway status and they are running on or close to schedule. no major problems, a. trains all the track work picked up and put away for the day. and then we're looking at metro-
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long island railroad doing okay. fdr drive north at 96th street. still the accident being cleared away. in addition to the accident you'll have construction northbound and southbound. we can take a look at a camera and show you that delay on the fdr drive as you head into the area of 96th street. you can see that is really causing a delay. and that gowanus disabled vehicle is being cleared by the prospect street cleaning rules are in effect. lori over to you. the mets now have one final hurdle on their quest to winning a world series title. they beat the cubs 8-3 last night sweeping the national league championship series. champagne mixed with excitement in the air inside the locker room after the huge win. they're now back in the world series for the first time in 15 years. eyewitness news sports anchor rob powers has all the highlights. >> reporter: they went halfway across the country to grab a spot in the world series and they pulled it off. this is team you will be telling your kids about years from now. sweeping the national league championship series and earning that spot in the fall classic.
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and you know those cub fans, they can keep anything they want but the team hasn't had a lead the entire series and that trend continues last night. 1st inning, two on two out. 3-2 pitch to duda and he crushed it for a three run home run. mets are in front again. next batter, travis d'arnaud. back-to-back home runs, the mets bat around in the 1st inning and lead 4-0. they started out great again. steven mats, 24-year-old rookie pitcher from long island, making his eighth career start, he was awesome. 2nd inning, duda one more time. 3-2 pitch again. both hits come home and duda drives in five runs in the first two innings. 6-0 lead. the cubs would load the bases later and come away with only one run. david wright saved a couple. bartolo colon would relieve mats. he would stifle another mini cub threat. follow this pitch off the bat. off d'arnaud's mask, off the helmet of the on-deck batter montero. and everybody's okay. addison reid would work a 1-2-3 7th inning.
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and to cap off the night, what would a playoff game be without a daniel murphy home run? six straight postseason games a major league record. unreal. that was for an 8-1 lead in the 8th inning. let's go all final out. mets' closer familia gets dexter fowler. looking. and that would do it. the mets do win the game 8-3. they win the series now in a four game sweep. the hottest team in baseball headed to the world series for the first time in 15 years, game one on tuesday, the mets now await the winner of the toronto and kansas city series. the mets, those amazing mets, headed back to the world series. such a long road to get there but they are back. they celebrated in chicago last night. and coming home soon to celebrate with all of their met fan friends as well. and so the mets now head home as the national league champion. they await the winner of the alcs.
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they head to the world series game one on tuesday, it's been amazing. >> oh. and fans are running on fumes this morning after a night of celebrating this huge victory. the team is expected back in new york later today. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live at citi field. good morning to you dray. >> reporter: well, good morning ken. mets mania goes well beyond citi field in queens here, fans are celebrating everywhere this morning and that includes right there in the city of chicago. so many fans made the trip to the windy city to see the mets win the nlcs and sweep the cubs, a lot of fans showed up there last night with the big sines and some even -- signs and some even carried brooms. they were inside wrigley field last night but when the mets sealed the deal they celebrated big, very unabashed about their love for the mets. and they wanted everyone to know that mets mania has a place in chicago. >> i was born in bay ridge, brooklyn.
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i moved here ten years ago for school. but this never left me. this never left me. i actually got this when i left new york. and i kept it with me the whole time. and it couldn't be any better right now. >> oh my god. i mean it brings back the excitement you know what? we were the yankees' little brother but no more. come on let's go mets! >> reporter: and so we understand the mets, the amazing are still there in chicago. they'll be making that return trip here to queens sometime later on today. you know, last week after they beat the dodgers here, there were a few fans maybe a handful of fans that were waiting for them to return. i get the sense that the crowd will probably be a lot bigger now because so many fans have waited so long, 15 years, for them to return to the world series. and i think they want to give them a heroes' welcome later on today. we'll see what happens, for now live at citi field, dry clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> oh man, all right and new york governor cuomo is a feeling the excitement of the
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fans everywhere, the long wait is over. as a queens' native. i couldn't be proud every that my hometown team is bound for the world series. stay with eyewitness news as we follow the mets' every step of the way. coming up in the next half hour, our laura behnke talks to series mvp daniel murphy. and we want to see how you're supporting the hometown team. send us your pictures using the hashtag #abc7ny. developing in new jersey, hundreds of families are displaced this morning after a massive fire in a passaic apartment building. news copter 7 was overhead as firefighters battled the raging eight alarm fire. the crews are still on the scene this morning putting out hot spots. two firefighters are being treated for minor injuries and red cross is working with residents forced out of the building. other news and now on to the deadly shooting of nypd officer randolph holder. the suspect tyrone howard was
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charged with first degree murder. meanwhile loved ones and community members and police brethren continue to mourn the loss of officer holder, a memorial is now sitting outside the ninth precinct police building in manhattan. that includes pictures of holder and the three other officers killed in the line of duty this year. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live now in east harlem with more. mallory? >> reporter: lori on the one hand this community wants to celebrate a life. on the other hand they want to make sure that justice is served. this, as there's now a growing memorial here outside of psa 5. you can see flowers and candles lit in remembrance. this video shows the man police say shot officer holder. tyrone howard is seen here at his arraignment and nypd says physical evidence, video evidence, and witnesses tie to this shooting. a lineup was caughted to tie him to the robbery of a bicyclist minutes before the shooting. the courtroom was packed with police, he complained saying he
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needed a chair after being shot in the leg by officer holder's partner. he is charged with first degree murder and robbery. hours after that court appearance at the site of the shooting in east harlem the night was illuminated by candles and hundreds came out for a vigil to honor the fallen officer. after the vigil the group marched to the psa office where holder was assigned. pba president pat lynch is urging the community to step up in response to four police killings in less than a year. >> once again, we here in a courtroom to try to start the process for justice. but the reality is, we should not be here again. violence against new york city police officers has to stop and it has to stop now. >> reporter: and back out here live. you can see bunting now hung over the entryway to the department. clearly an entire police force now in mourning. this, as we're learning more information about funeral
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arrangements for this fallen officer. we're told there will be a public viewing in far rockaway on tuesday. and a funeral service on wednesday. he will be buried in his native guyana. live in east harlem. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right mallory thank you. and stay with eyewitness news for any developments following the death of nypd officer randolph holder, it's 5:10. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans has the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> a look outside. look at south cameras showing beautiful weather all the way down to staten island. on the far right you can see the statue of liberty and the distance. here's the roof camera looking across the park all the way down to midtown looking really good here. a light southwest wind and clear skies and 61. southwest wind is ahead of the front that's why it will really warm up. this front moves through and second front brings the cooler air in later tonight and a noontime temperature of 71.
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and we're going to 77 this afternoon. that's 15 degrees warmer than normal. for this time of the year,st a huckleberry alert at the bus stop or the berries of huggable are here and well, they're dressed appropriately. it's comfy out this morning. breezy. >> huckleberry? >> the berries of huckle. going to 77 today. kids be careful at the bus stop and watch out for those guys. commute. on the east side of town. a look at the web cam and lots of brake lights to greet you this morning and you get onto the fdr drive. over to the maps and we'll tell you what is going on. it's the fdr drive southbound near 96th street. you do have an accident. in addition to that on the drive northbound 79th street up to the rfk triborough bridge. subway status, not causing any major delays. however, long island railroad and new jersey transit, doing just fine.
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trains, great day to take a ferry. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken? over to you. all right thank you. and 5:12 and we are following a developing story right now. a police officer shot several times in the line of duty out west, details on the man just taken into police custody. >> also ahead a key day in court in connection with the
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5:14. developing this morning, a 34- year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of a police officer in albuquerque. night. the officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop and underwent surgery in critical conditional right now. the -- condition right now. the officer's identity not yet made public, but he is an eight year veteran of the force and
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has a violent criminal past including a murder charge from back in 2001. 5:15. and let's check in with molts bill evans in your -- mols bill evans and your -- meteorologist bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> today we look down to 59th street south and fifth avenue and the rink, right there at trump tower and plaza hotel and there you see the tall buildings of midtown. there you go. 432 park the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, looking at 60 degrees right now and 60% humidity. a southwest wind and a pressure at 30.22 although it's falling just a little bit. yesterday it got to near 30.5. really strong high pressure over the area. so it's early in the week. and yesterday's high was 76. normal high is 62. today will be i mean a bit warmer than that. 46 around sayreville and 44 wrightstown and somerset and the hunterton county. 45, 46 degrees, i always get accused of standing in front of somerset and hunterton county residents there don't get to
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see it so much. all right so up the hudson valley -- hudson river valley this morning. it's 60 in central park. we never forget about you there. just -- i have to work the map a little bit. we got the winds coming out of the south hoar this morning. -- here this morning. this is a calm to light wind and off to the northwest there's this front bringing some showers to binghamton and albany and just to the north of scranton will, bury. maybe a shower northwest today. the cooler drier air comes in this evening. so today, we'll have a few clouds going across and you see this with sprinkles up there around ulster and orange sullivan county here, passaic and bergen county and a couple of little sprinkles here fair field county by 8:00 tonight. then in somer south county, just a few clouds over the county and then we clear out overnight tonight. here we go for the afterschool today kiddos, sun and clouds and 75 degrees. to 77. a spotty shower to the north and west.
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and this front slides right on through the cooler air comes in tonight. this high pressure is out of oh canada and it's brisk can cooler for tomorrow. -- and cooler for tomorrow. 77 today and 42 tonight. 52 in the suburbs and then it's a cooler day tomorrow. nearly 20 degrees cooler tomorrow. we've got sunshine and 58 on saturday. a little cooler there. then sunday another front goes by early in the morning you know the weather moves by pretty fast this time of the year and it goes by fast. sun comes back out sunday afternoon. there you go. >> it's nice. >> yeah. what's not so nice though unfortunately is we go to heather o'rourke is apparently a mess on the fdr drive at this time? >> there's an accident on the fdr drive but before that, let's head right over to the subway status and tell you that if that's the way you normally commute, service is running on or close to schedule. and metro-north and new haven line you have the ongoing track work and long island railroad and new jersey transit. doing just fine. so the fdr drive accident is southbound at 96th street.
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you can see those delays as you come southbound getting into the accident scene. in addition to that, we have construction still. northbound 79th street up to the rfk triborough bridge. southbound side down into 63rd street where you will find a couple of lanes closed down. not too bad over the george washington bridge but coming inbound it's a minor delay, lincoln, holland all doing just fine. a look at a cam and show you that mess. here's the fdr drive into the sunrise with not tonight the -- 90s with not only the accident but construction as well. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. over to you. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, hillary clinton will face a congressional panel today. investigating the deadly benghazi terror attack. >> a live look now at citi field where the mets are going to play several world series
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support claims by some republicans that clinton denied requests for additional security. and some highly personal information is showing up online this morning. wikileaks is posting material that appears to be from cia director john broken nap's personal e-mail -- brennan's personal e-mail account. it includes a security application including information about brennan, his wife and a long list of people he worked with at the cia. the material presumably was taken by a hacker who says he's a high school student protesting american foreign policy. 5:22. today, five more fraternity members at the college will be arraigned on murder charges in relation to the hazing debt of a fellow student. the last of 37 suspects to be charged in the death of michael deng. police say the fraternity brothers physically abused him during a hazing ritual in 2013 and the poconos then tried to cover it up. the last five suspects who are from queens face third degree
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it is 5:22. on this thursday. let's check in, you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and bill. >> well, this morning we look at temperatures that are right around 53 in newark and elizabeth. staten island. and we're looking at 59 around laguardia. a southwest wind here at about 6 miles an hour. that makes it feel nice and warm, taking the ferries over today. a great ride. a little southerly wind across we're looking at really pretty weather. temperatures today are going to be right around 77 degrees which is really warm for this time of the year. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. weather then heather, how's it doing out there. we have a new accident in jersey city as you head on to truck routes 1 and 9. you can see that delay. now this is the northbound side. the southbound side is on the right side of your screen. you can see a ton of activity here. really only the left lane is getting by a lot of merging going on through that area. let's head right over to our maps and i can tell you the fdr drive near 96th street we still have that accident.
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doing just fine everything is running on or close to schedule. over to you. all right thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new york lawmakers are driving a new push to expand like uber statewide. >> also ahead, why it may not
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on the money this morning, asian stock markets were mostly lower today. >> on wall street, the dow starts the day down 48 points, at 17,168. the nasdaq deposit and s&p 500 begin lower as well and right now futures point to a higher open. new york lawmakers are working on a new bit of legislation to create a statewide licensing system for app based car as much as like -- services like uber and lyft. right now the companies are limit today operating only in new york city, governor quo know says expanding the policy to the entire state would make it less complicated to license drivers. iphone users have a few new ways to express themselves. apple has updated the operating systems and dropped in 150 new emojis.
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faces, religious buildings, a middle finger, even a giant piece of cheese. apple is already thinking of new emojis to add next year. some early contenders include an avocado, a shark and a tumbler of whiskey. >> okay. everything may not be awesome this holiday season for lego. the danish toy maker says that it will run short of its iconic plastic bricks this christmas. the lego spokesman says it's likely to affect parts of europe and business has been booming there thanks in part to the popularity of the lego movie. they are expanding factories in mexico, hungary and denmark to deal with the growing demand. 5:28 and they don't call them the amazing for nothing. the mets are headed to the world series after sweeping the cubs and we are live at citi field with fan reaction and you're also going to hear from series mvp daniel murphy. looks like some folks have had it with their airline credit card miles. sometimes those seats cost a ridiculous number of miles...
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we haven't been to the world series since 2001. and the mets are on their way back. >> simply amazing. the mets break out the brooms in chicago. they are back in the world series for the first time in 15 years. good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes, and today is thursday, october 22nd. this morning, you can call them the national league champions. the new york mets. last night the boys from flushing finish a shocking four game sweep of the nlcs and they beat the cubs 8-3. now on to the world series. >> after all these years, when this has been your whole life, to finally get to the ultimate series that every person that's ever played the game wants to get to, it's going to -- i'm going to enjoy it. >> the mets will play either toronto or kansas city in the world series starting next tuesday. >> and that's our -- it's all
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good. the mets are going to have the game faces on next week but right now they are all smiles. >> and our laura behnke spoke with the player who proved to be the most valuable in the sweep of the cubs. >> reporter: the mets' celebration continued out on the field where the players came out to greet the many mets' fans in attendance here at wrigley. they wanted to see everyone. but the man they really wanted to see daniel murphy. now the all-time postseason record holder, six straight games with a home run. >> it's fun, such a blessing and i'm excited to have my son and wife out here with us, that group of guys over there, 24 guys and the coaching staff that absolutely loves each other. we love this over and that make -- other and that is what makes this so special. >> reporter: after everything the team has been to the postseason, what does this moment mean for this group? you're four wins a way from a title. >> yeah, we'll definitely be ready for the world series. i think we're going to enjoy this one for a bit though. definitely.
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>> reporter: you have the record. six straight games with a home run. what does that mean? >> it means right now, we're going to the world series. i think that's the biggest and most important part. >> reporter: murphy and the mets will enjoy this now but they will be the first to tell you the work is not done. there are four more wins standing between the mets and a world series title. their first since 1986. and i'll have a few days off to get red did and then next -- ready and then next week the work begins. the mets at wrigley field. laura behnke, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> oh that sounds good. mets in world series. doesn't it? the team is due back in new york later today and there's no doubt fans will be waiting to cheer them on when they return. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live at citi field with the fan frenzy. dray? >> reporter: yeah, good morning ken. you know mets a i fans are so -- fans are so every joyed and -- overjoyed and excited because they waited to long. 15 years and let's face it so many of the so-called analysts said this is a very tough cubs team. the mets are going to have a rough way to go. guess what?
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the mets didn't just beat the cubs, they did it in a four game sweep. inside the bar in midtown last night. it was jam-packed with mets' fans. everybody's eyes on the prize. as after the 1st inning, it became very apparent that the mets were probably going to win in grand fashion. and by the last out last night, it was a full blown party inside the bar. pretty much any bar you walked into last night, you experienced this kind of scene. a crush of orange and blue. and fans just going absolutely crazy. again it's been 15 years, since the mets have made a trip to the world series. and certainly a lot of suffering in-between. but now, it's a dream come true for fans. >> 2000 was cool but they lost to the yankees, just this season the way it's unfolded. it's just absolutely incredible. and this is like the -- one of the most surreal baseball teams that i've seen in my life.
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and still be a lot of parties. a lot. >> reporter: and so who will take on the mets? will it be the royals or will it be but in the meanwhile take a look at this. this was in suffolk county last night. immediately after the game, there was a buying bonanza. people buying t-shirts and jerseys and hats. anything that says i love the mets. and we expect that's going to be happening all throughout this series that's coming up which begins next tuesday. now i'm back to what i was saying a moment ago. we're not sure what the opponent is going to be. whether it will be the royals or the blue jays because they're still very much in the middle of that series but it doesn't matter. the mets fans say it's all good. meanwhile the team we understand, they're still recovering in chicago. and then they'll make their trim become here to queens and we're expecting a lot of folks to give hem a big welcome. live outside citi field. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right dray thank you and stay with eyewitness news and
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abcny7 as we follow the mets on their way to a world series win. we have new details also on the developing story. a devastating apartment inferno in passaic, new jersey. s in new video of the raging eight alarm blaze that happened on gregory avenue. two firefighters suffered minor injuries and we learned overnight that hundreds obviously people, as many as 400 in fact have been displaced. crews remain on the scene at this hour. the red cross working with the affected families. 5:35. and this morning, the man accused of shooting and killing an nypd officer faces a first degree murder charge. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live now in east harlem. mallory? >> reporter: lori, an incredible outpouring of support for this fallen officer. we saw it last night at a vigil and we see it here this morning with a growing memorial all of this as investigators continue to put together their case
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against the man they believe is responsible. tyrone howard's first taste of justice came with him shackled and handcuffed making a demand. he wanted a chair complaining his leg hurt after being shot by officer holder's partner. in a courtroom packed with police, howard was seated then slid into place. barely visible as the judge ordered him held without bail. the charges? first degree murder and robbery. but howard had more. >> he's been complaining of certain chest pains -- [ bleep ] >> reporter: the woman sobbed that she was officer holder's sister and she was helped from the courtroom. for the pba this past year with four police killings is too much. >> once again, we here preparing to shoulder our brother and bring him into a church. once again, our police officers are going to have to stand by the thousands, patch to patch. that cannot happen again. >> everyone here today has been
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>> reporter: ? est harlem, where officer holder patrolled. the evening was more about unity. hundreds came out for a vigil sharing the night with holder's fellow officers. they placed flowers, candles and a wreath near the site of the shooting. >> it shows unity. it shows support for family, friends, of the fallen. it shows the support for the nypd. >> reporter: then the crowd marched to the psa 5 office where holder was assigned. >> i just pray and hope that we will understand to lose one is to lose all. >> reporter: we now know tyrone howard was very much a wanted man. police officers say they attempted the arrest howard -- to arrest howard ten times in the seven weeks before this officer died. live in east harlem. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory thank you. and funeral anxiousments are in place for officer holder now. a wake will be held next use tuesday at the -- tuesday in
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far rockaway queens from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and funeral services wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the same church. holder will be buried in his native guyana. eyewitness news will continue to bring you coverage on how officer holder is being remembered and we have a tribute page to the murdered officer on our website. abcny7. time is 5:38. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, a look outside from our camera here at four times square. looking south and in the distance you can see the bridge, the verrazano marrows bridge. -- narrows bridge. really nice morning with clear to partly cloudy skies, rather comfortable too and the temperature this morning 60 degrees. that's your 5:00 a.m. temperature, that's running about 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. winds are out of the southwest and southwest, and off to the west is this front with a couple of showers around scranton. there'll be a couple of showers up in the northern hudson river valley and then the second front kind of coming through
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that kind of -- and tonight. that kind of sweeps through. 71 by noontime and 77 this afternoon. one of those sunbathing days with temperature about 7 # at sunset. kiddos in the suburbs a jacket and sweater and this afternoon i don't think you need that. 77 degrees and i give it an a. to an a. plus. it's 77 heather. >> we like 7s. >> we do. let's go right over to a we believe cam and tell you about truck routes 1 and 9. it looks like we have this jam-packed traffic on truck routes 1 and 9 and this is in jersey city. right near sip avenue. it is an accident it looks like at this point all lanes are closed down and we'll head overto the maps and just pinpoint where this is. northbound actually at sip avenue. also finding the fdr drive accident southbound at 96th street has been cleared and delays eased out very nicely. subway status, service is on or close to schedule. no may job problems, just have
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our street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you. thank you heather, still ahead on news this morning -- eyewitness news a morning, a major break in the case involving 4-year-old girl shot and killed in a new mexico road rage incident. the new details as police make their move. >> also ahead new pictures police want you to see of the two teens accused of assaulting a woman on the subway. stay with us. i'm bobby flay and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. come fall, i like to get a taste of everything the state has to offer.
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welcome back. it's 5:42. rescuers saved a driver from a flooded arizona road then police give them a ticket. see the driver and his pickup truck became stuck after flash floods north of phoenix. authorities say the man tried to drive on the road even though barricades were in place. that's a no no. he's okay but now he's going to face a fine for bypassing the barriers. wow. hail the size of eggs pounded
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western texas. really? i don't know. maybe -- quail eggs. [ laughter ] some yards were left white and drivers had to pull over/under bridges to avoid damage to their cars. >> maybe that had fallen earlier. by the time they got the camera out -- >> exactly. really have video of the -- hail. the size of eggs? >> take their word for it. >> no that's texas. everything is bigger in -- caviar eggs. [ laughter ] >> now see, i would move to el paso if they had that. >> right? >> all right. here's what's going on. look at the chrysler building across here and everything is bigger in texas. here's what's going on as we look across. it's a beautiful morning as we look out to flushing bay. here's the camera in brooklyn. a great little cloud cover earlier but that's kind of pushed through and we have a lot of wind out there now. it's out of the southwest at 9 to 17. that's breezy and 60 degrees with dry humidity. the pressure is at 30.22 which is great.
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high yesterday was 76. 14 degrees warmer than normal. normal overnight low is 48. of course we're at 60. so we're 12 degrees warmer than normal to start the day. sun is up at 7:14 and sets at 6:06 and both a beautiful sunrise and sunset. one more warm day. upper 70s for some. cool fall wind makes a comeback tomorrow. we're geek to be looking at 60s on sunday after a little morning shower and a front moving through then. now back.fast moving weather pattern of cooler fronts coming through and temperatures getting more back to reality here. 49 white plains and 53 poughkeepsie. tall numbers are really warm. should be 42 in the park to 32 north and west. it's way warm because of the southerly to southwest wind that's coming up. up to the north here's the front we were talking ability. much cooler air and more normal temperatures. they'll feel cool after being at 77 today. but those numbers are going to be more normal today and that front is tough coast on friday. -- off the coast on friday. here's a first little wave of rain this morning.
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the cooler air is back here in the great lakes. that will slide south and east coming through tonight. so on our futurecast, you see a couple of these sprinkles go by this morning with some clouds. but then this evening here comes the front. and we're looking at a shower or two briefly. i mean, 8:00 shower? 9:00 gone. midnight clearing out. so it's going to move through really quick. after school today kiddos, 7 # 7-degrees and sunshine and clouds and a spotty shower off to the north and west. don't cancel any outdoor sports or practice today. then here comes the cooler air out of canada and a high up around monocentral to quebec. -- montreal to quebec. we'll get that wind coming in and brisk and cooler for friday. want to look at colors? just go a little bit north and that's it. the colors are starting to preponderance out now. coastal -- pop out now. over to the bronx and waverly and in area of the bronx botanical garden and it's peaking mixture of sun and clouds. breezy and warmer this afternoon. 77 a spotty shower tonight.
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and the wind goes northwest and tomorrow sunshine and cooler day we're another 60. around 58 on saturday and as you see on sunday like the early shower with the next front that goes by that the sun breaks out sunday afternoon. and we're at 66 degrees. and then that there you see temperatures in the 60s next week. now next friday is the world series in new york city. at citi field. friday, saturday and sunday. temperatures are looking to be in the low 60s. and lows at night are looking to be in the mid 50s. so we're talking about a game time temperature about 58, 59 degrees and what you expect. >> that's good playing. >> for the fall classic. heather is going to watch ohio state play rutgers on saturday night. ooh. >> yes i am. >> ohio state? >> i invited lori. >> oh! >> you're not going? >> she's like -- we're just going to kick your butt, that's something -- she said something along those lines. >> what? wait a minute. >> better than hail the size of eggs. >> all right? >> there you go.
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>> a little throwdown on the set this morning. >> my goodness. >> we're going to talk after the show. >> hopefully just going to be a talk. >> should be a great game. ohio state is changing their quarterback and rutgers is ready for the upset. >> uh-huh. we'll see what happens. let's go right over to a web cam and i'll show you what's happening as you travel through jersey city. we have this activity also on the side of the roadway. we had a huge accident? everything was shut down but it looks like traffic is moving again but again that accident roadway. to the maps and just explain where this is. truck routes 1 and 9 going north near sip avenue in jersey city. now as your subway status, to schedule. we have the track work and long island railroad, new jersey transit is doing okay. as you head on to the new england thruway heading southbound right near exit 19. we have construction, so you connecticut state line. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect.
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all right heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, two firefighters running to fight flames end up as hostages, what their alleged captor was demanding in return for their release. >> and a new report out this morning says those hands free
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5:50 and we have learned overnight that a man has been arrested for the road rage murder of a 4-year-old girl in new mexico. tony torres is accused of firing shots into a pickup truck on tuesday. killing 4-year-old lily garcia. she and her older brother were in the back of their father's
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torres argued on an albuquerque freeway. well yesterday police released a description of the suspect's car and they say tips led detectives to torres. in ho a man is in police custody for holding firefighters hostage. they say that several firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a wooded area. near a home outside of cleveland and when they arrived, the suspect is accused of taking two of the firefighters hostage with a rifle. the hostage situation ended about two hours later without anyone being hurt. police say the man was demanding beer and his psychiatric medication. new this morning, the search is on for two teens accused of attacking a woman on the number 2 train in the bronx. police say two males approached a 50-year-old woman as the northbound train near the alerton stop last monday. the woman was reportedly hit with a bag and punched. the suspects are between 15 and 18 years of age and one wore a red sweatshirt. the other black hoodie. it's 5:51 and still ahead
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on eyewitness news this morning, a cobra on the loose. puts a florida community on high alert and now it's backout home and its owner is -- back at home and its owner is talking, why he says the deadly pet was able to slither away.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic here on news eyewitness news this morning. -- eyewitness news this morning. good morning everyone, it's thursday morning and temperatures are around 60 degrees with a southwest wednesday. humidities are drying out and we're looking at what's going to be a nice ride on the ferries today. from staten island, jersey city or from the east river over to the hudson river. some pretty weather today. temperatures today that are going to be around 60 to start the day but in the afternoon well we're going to be looking at temperatures that will be warming up to about 77 degrees, all right, weather and traffic together every seven minutes. we have new accident on the new york state throughway. it's the new york state throughway just south of the
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yonkers tolls. where we have an accident being taken care of. we have the subway status and service is running on or close to schedule. no major problems. metro-north and new haven line you have that track work, long island railroad and new jersey transit doing okay. truck routes 1 and the in jersey city that army e earlier -- earlier accident has been cleared away. a couple of lanes are closed down there and our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken? over to you. heather thank you. 5:55. big changes at the port authority bus terminal come up for a vote today. that include a plan to replace the entire terminal even if the proposal does get approved it could take another year to decide on a design for a new terminal. the current terminal by the way is more than 50 years old. and the 200,000 people who use the terminal each day are way beyond its capacity. and new research suggests that the use of hands free technology has not stopped drivers from being distracted on the roads.
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a study from triple a found that even while using hands free devices, drivers can be distracted for as long as 27 seconds. that's after sending a text using voice command, dialing and even changing the music. the searchers say a -- researchers say a driver traveling at 25 miles per hour could go the distance of three football fields while distracted. well, the man who made headlines when his king cobra escaped in florida has some explaining to do and he's doing just that. >> yeah, mike kennedy's eight foot snake elvis was on the loose for more than a month and slithered half a mile away from home. kennedy says a tree damaged his garage and then elvis' cage, creating an escape route. big enough for the snake to break out. >> whether it was my fault or not, it's still -- it still is. i accept that responsibility. you know and i understand their fears the prompt of him hurting somebody were extremely low.
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>> well, this is the third time that one of his snakes has escaped and he could lose his license to own venomous reptiles. >> imagine seeing elvis slithering by. oh. all right we're closing in on 6:00 just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, got amazing win for the new york metropolitans. we're there in chicago for the next sting of the mets' road to the world series. >> and next this morning, hundreds of flames forcing hundreds of people out from
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