tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC October 23, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
have a great fri this is new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. breaking this morning, a destructive fire is ripping through a row of businesses in yorkers. we are live with an update in the investigation. >> another college campus becomes the site of a deadly shooting. this time the violence erupting over a dice game. >> and divers search the east river for more evidence of the murder of new york city police officer randolph holder. we're live with the new plan from city hall to keep violent criminals behind bars. >> good morning, i'm lori
>> thank you joining us. i'm ken rosato. mom bill evans with the weekend -- meteorologist bill evans with the weekend accuweather forecast. >> today is going to feel like october. we're going to be looking at temperature around 60 degrees. it will be windy and cooler. we'll be dropping into the 50s. then we're going to be looking at that weekend forecast for you this morning. right now our temperature's right at 58. it will warm up today to about 60. cool air is pouring in, whitestone, cambria heights about 59 degrees. happy friday to you. it's weather then heather every 7 how's it going out there? >> let's talk about our subway status. our subways are on or close to schedule. if you're using metro north, new haven line, ongoing track work.
jersey transit on or close to schedule. it will lead you into the covered roadway, that's closed both ways until 5 a.m. you want to stick with the new jersey turnpike approached in. that will be a good alternate. the construction has been cleared at the lincoln tunnel. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. breaking right now, a 4- alarm fire enveloping a row of businesses in the heart of downtown yonkers. >> the flames broke out just after 11 last night in the stores on south broadway and damaged a nearby church. rob nelson is live. >> reporter: let me give you a sense here, you can tell this is very active scene, smoke still billowing in the air, and several fire companies trying to get this fire under control. it began shortly before 11:00 last night, and more than five hours later now the fire is still smoking.
officials say this fire is still not under control. the fire did 5 alarms. it continues to smoke this morning meaning downtown yonkers is a big mess right here in the getty square area. at least one very large building that housed several businesses, that business has been completely destroyed, and on top of that multiple businesses have suffered smoke and water damage. because of the late hour when this fire started there were no injuries to residents or to customers, but a few firefighters did suffer some minor injuries. they are being treated. we did talk to the deputy fire chief a few minutes ago. he did say there's another bit of good news here. the fire happened very close to st. john's church, a church more than 200 years old. that means a lot to this community. he said his men worked very hard to save that structure. it did suffer some smoke damage but is otherwise okay. >> it's a real icon in the city, st. john's church. that was one of our main concerns. it did sustain some heavy smoke
damage but we kept the fires out of there. the crews worked hard to keep the fire out of there. >> reporter: as you can see, still a very active scene. we understand there are four ladders up in the air right now trying to fight this fire by the air. several hot spots still going. the fire still not under control. there's plenty of residual smoke still in the air, and firefighters expect, of course, to be here much of the morning. again, the cause of this fire is still under investigation. no idea exactly what sparked there. it is believed it did start in this large building behind me that again housed several businesses. the concern is not residential but the downtown yonkers area taking a commercial hit by this still ongoing fire. reporting live in downtown yonkers, rob nelson channel 7 eyewitness news. more breaking news this morning. in the south of france at least 42 people have been killed in a bus crash. the bus slammed into a truck.
one official says that the death toll may be unusually high because the bus immediately caught fire. it appears that it was carrying mostly elderly people. french news reports that some people managed to escape the burning bus, mostly by breaking windows. back here in the u.s. one person is dead and two others hurt after a shooting at tennessee state university in nashville. the gunfire broke out after an argument over a dice game in the campus courtyard. the man who was killed is not a student at the school. two students are being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. police are on the scene. they say there's no indication of an active shooter. all non-students were asked to leave the campus and no arrests have been made. 4:35. this morning investigators continue to look for clues in the murder of nypd officer randolph holder. divers searching in the east river for the gun used to shoot holder. dray clark joins us live now as new york's mayor plans to
>> reporter: good morning ken. outside psa5 here where officer randolph holder worked there is alarming and growing me -- a large and growing memorial in honor of the slain nypd officer. the dive team continues their search to find the gun that may have been used to kill officer holder. it's a very meticulous search. dive team members are searching the river bottom by hand trying to find the 40 caliber gun that was used to kill officer holder. officers did recover a knife they believe may have been tossed in the river by tyrone. there are many questions about why howard was even on the street. he's a violent offender with 18 prior arrests, and he was wanted for a shooting in september. also last year howard was one of 19 people arrested in a drug sweep in east harlem.
judge placed howard in a diversion program. city leaders question how someone with howard's rap sheet could avoid jail time. among those expressioning expressing very serious concern, police commissioner bratton. >> if there was ever a candidate not to be diverted it's this guy. it's unfortunate that there are people in our city, in our society that despite our best effort, that are criminals and many of them are violent criminals and we need to separate them from the rest of us. >> reporter: and back here live outside psa5, you can see the black bunting. also so many flowers and candles placed here by people who have been coming here all day and all night leaving thoughts and prays and condolences for slain police officer randolph holder.
a news conference to call for reforms to state laws on diversion programs. mayor de blasio said earlier this week at a news conference there's no way someone like tyrone howard should have been allowed to be walking on the streets when you consider his violent past. live in east harlem, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. a former nypd officer and suspect in a deadly machete attack in new jersey is now in a new york city hospital after police say he jumped in front of a train. investigators released this picture of suzanne bardzell overnight. police say that she was stabbed to death in midland park but her estranged boyfriend arthur lomando. >> while there is a evidence of a history of domestic violence between ms. bardzell and the assailant, it appears that she did not notify police and did
not come in and file complaints with the police department up until just recently. >> investigators were searching for lomando when they say he threw himself in front of an oncoming subway train in harlem. he's being treated for severe injuries to his head and arms. happening today on long island, the funeral service for 12-year-old dejah joyner, she was shot in the head last friday while standing in the living room of her own home in hempstead. the town plans to rename the street outside in her memory. police say the killing was accidental but think someone else in the house may have been the intended target or the shooting may have been related to gang battles in the neighborhood. no arrests have been made. time now is 4:39. turning now to baseball, the mets find out whom they will face in the world series by the end of the day. toronto and kansas city play tonight.
returned to citi field. the mets captain thanks them for sticking with the team all year. >> these guys deserve so much credit. this organization, this fan base for sticking with us. i'm glad we were able to do it for them. >> today the mets hold their first practice since win on wednesday. the fall classic comes to citi field for the first time a week from tonight. 4:40. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> let's look outside because every picture tells a story, and this one tells a nice clear one as we look south down to the verrazano bridge. a pretty morning but it's also pretty chilly out there. temperature now 58 degrees, and we might actually see this temperature drop another degree or 2 before we get to sunrise, which is after 7:00. we've got a northwest wind flow as you can see here now. that makes it kind of cool, the
nothing really going on until you get past chicago and up toward northern plains as a cold front in canada comes to us sunday morning. 55 degrees at 10:00. this afternoon we're going to be right at 60 degrees which is pretty close to normal for this time of the year. we need a jacket and sweater and all that kind of stuff and your sunglasses too. it's 4:41. weather then heather every 7en minutes. >> let's take a look at the george washington bridge, and i will answer that question. the upper level moving left to right, jam packed getting into the city. we had some earlier construction. they said it's cleared away, but it looks like it's causing a bit of a delay on that upper level. let's go to our maps. the lower level remains closed down, and this is all because of overnight construction. subway status, services running on or close to schedule. metro north, new haven line, you have that track work not causing major delays. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing okay. heading on to the l.i.e. east at exit 61 that is an accident that is being cleared
we can take a look at a webcam, and i'll show you the accident scene. not causing a delay at all. some people going to slow down a bit to check out that police activity. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. >> thank you. call it a wake-up call, more trouble for the secret service as a new warning reveals two officers were found sleeping on the job. >> plus hillary clinton becomes the subject of a hack attack, but this one had nothing to do with e-mails. >> and she's got a gun and she
of a woman who quickly get this. i was at my shop tied up with a customer when i realized the time. i had to get to the bank before it closed, so i made a break for it. when i got out it was almost closing time. traffic was bad. i knew i was cutting it close. but it was ok. i use td bank. it's got the longest hours and stays open an extra ten minutes every day. i'm sid.
encounters on the upper west side, and the incidents may be connected. on october 10th, a 63-year-old woman was robbed near 123rd and morning side avenue. a week later a 28-year-old woman was robbed on west 122nd street. in both cases the women say a man demanded money and flashed a knife. police believe one man is behind both robberies. right now the coast of texas is seeing large waves and high tides as a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for western mexico. a state of emergency is in effect for several parts of coastal mexico. hurricane patricia is expected to make landfall as a category 4 storm. it will cause coastal flooding and destructive waves. it's expected to dump heavy rain on texas. it is 4:45. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> let's go look at our beach at asbury park at the convention center south right down the street, down the
looking good here. looking clear. clear skies. here's our camera in brooklyn looking to the lower east side. a nice start to the day, sky, going to be beautiful. the humidity is dry, the winds are northwest. look at the pressure, 30.16 and steady. still above 30.00 which is our mark of fair weather. yesterday's high numbers 75, normal is about 61. we're going to be some 15 degrees cooler today around and sunrise at 7:16. so it's cooler today near freezing north and west tonight, we're going to have some rain sunday morning and then 60s. and then there might be some significant rain coming as we go to wednesday, thursday. we'll keep an eye on that. word series starts here friday. 56 at north port and mass peek what. up to the north, today we're looking at this northwest wind, 14 miles per hour. that's bringing in this cool air.
the wind profile shows that wind cranking out this morning. and we have sunshine back to the great lakes. there is a front that's coming our way but not until sunday. it's brisk and cooler today, winds out of the north and northwest. tomorrow makes it a little bit cooler, at 58 and here comes that front. the front's going to bring the shower on sunday morning. by the time the front pushes through we're going to have sunshine in the afternoon monday and tuesday. colors are peaking in northern new jersey and above i-287. this is a good weekend to get out and take a look at the fall colors, get a walk. it will be breezy and cooler today. plenty of sunshine, 30s in the suburbs, 44 in the five boroughs. tomorrow a little cooler. the high is 58 degrees. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. there are the showers sunday morning, and by afternoon we're at 66. then it's nice and normal on
what's that like, ken? >> no idea. >> sunshine on tuesday, and there's the rain for possibly wednesday and thursday and right now that looks like that gets out of the way just in time for the world series in town on friday. >> isn't it nice to have an abnormal person like me on the set so you can define normality? >> it's not the first time [ laughter ] >> let's go over to heather. >> we still have those issues on the covered roadway, to and from the holland tunnel, the covered roadways closed down. some people call it the depressed roadway. some people call it the unhappy roadway. let's go to our maps. we'll talk about our mass transit. it looks like everything is running on or close to schedule. keep in mind, new haven line ongoing track work. subway service on or close and schedule and this fire ongoing, route 9 is closed both ways.
we have rob nelson on the scene. we have the l.i.e. east right near exit 61. that's another accident. it's off on the shoulder not causing major delays. major delays inbound george washington bridge across the upper and the lower outbound remains closed down. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. the pentagon says that the first u.s. combat death in iraq and the battle with isis does not signal a change in policy for american forces there. questions about the no combat policy were raised after 30 members of delta force joined kurdish commandos, a hostage rescue mission. they sieved 70 hostages who were about to be executed. 4:49. a warning this morning about a worker fatigue for the agency responsible for protecting the president. it comes as a report reveals two secret service agents were found sleeping at their post this summer.
both could face disciplinary it action. department of homeland security analysis says long hours and travel fatigue are partially to blame. one of the agents had worked 60 hours of overtime in two weeks including one shift that lasted 36 hours straight. hillary clinton did a lot of talking during her 11 hour session before the house committee on benghazi and one thing temporarily halted the questions. >> served in vietnam and the persian gulf. excuse me. >> [ coughing ] >> you need some water ma'am? >> got to feel for her there. we've all been there. the presidential candidate was offered a 60 second break when she began coughing during the marathon session but turned it down. we will have hearing coming up in the next half hour. >> coming up on eyewitness news this morning, students with
protect our children. >> what you doing in my yard? get out of my yard >> stop what you're doing and watch. two armed robbers did not know whom they were messing with when they wanders into the yard of a central california home. that is because that lady right there who lives there knows how to use a gun. marilyn williams pulled out that rifle when she saw a masked man in her yard, didn't realize that he and another man had held up a neighbor at gunpoint. she was ready to scare him off. >> i was looking around, i had it in my hand, i kept yelling i'm going to shoot you. i was saying because i heard my husband, i was like shoot him, shoot him. >> she's not kidding. ms. williams there earned a medal in sharp shooting from her high school rotc. this time her finger was not on the trigger. the thieves took off running. they left behind a pillow case filled with jewelry that was stolen. >> i bet they did. >> e yeah.
>> you don't miss with her. >> marilyn williams, remember that name. >> do not forget, stay out of check. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> that's called get off my lawn. >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> 45 in monticello right now, 51 at sussex. it's a cool morning out here, cooler than yesterday. we're starting out in the 60- degree range. it's a much cooler morning, and we're looking at 58 around the park. this northwest wind here today will certainly keep it nice and cool today, and that wind will keep flowing in here. today we're going to be looking at sunshine, and we're going to be looking at highs later on today into the upper 50s to around 60. we're looking at 53 by 10:00 and near 60 this afternoon. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. how's it going out there? l.i.e. it's in suffolk county, and it's on the eastbound side. naturally it's not causing major delays. everybody's just zipping right
i can show you another look at the accident scene. again, it's not anything crazy that's going on here. we do have a lot of police vehicles. just want to keep that one in mind if you are heading out this morning. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect, and our mass transit systems are running on or close to schedule. lori over to you. thank you heather. cops in new jersey take an unusual approach to an attempt to catch a drug suspect after a huge amount of marijuana was delivered to the wrong address. 50 pounds of pot arrived at a home in the monmouth county town of has let addressed to someone who did not live there. the homeowner called police and they went to facebook. inmates in connecticut could soon be able to take free college courses in prison.
the state's largest public college system is asking the federal government to use taxpayer money to help convicts get college credit. inmates would be able to enroll in job training courses and complete coursework on degree programs. some current college students have mixed opinions on the idea. >> they have a problem funding people who want to go to college who have hard means and yet we're going to fund people who got themselves in their own jams. >> education is power and everybody has the right to education. >> well, if approved, prisoners will get pell grants to start classes next fall. it is 4:57. we're closing in on 5:00, and we're also following several breaking news, heavy smoke and flames, some firefighters are hurt fighting the flames. we're learning more about the
i this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. breaking at 5 a.m., several stores go up in flames in westchester county. the fire still burning, and we're just hearing that a church was damaged. we're live with an update from firefighters. >> also breaking, new images just in from overseas of a deadly bus crash, at least 40 people have been killed. >> and hillary clinton facing a grueling round of questioning on benghazi. we're live with details on what mrs. clinton wrote in an e-mail to her daughter in the hours after the deadly attacks. >> i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato.
it is friday october 23rd. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> happy friday everybody. thank you very much for joining us. we've got a temperature this morning as of 5 a.m., a little bit on the chilly side. we're looking at 56, and we're looking at cooler temperatures this morning. going to be a much cooler day today. 57 around sunset park. over towards staten island, 55 degrees. we're looking at what's going to be 53 at 7 and 56 by noon and 60 this afternoon with that northerly wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour. weather then heather every 7 minutes, how's it going out there on this friday morning. >> great if you're using mass transit. i can say everything is running on or close to schedule, that track work on metro north new haven line. subway services on or close to schedule. we have a problem route 9 both ways between neper hand avenue and wells avenue rob nelson is on the scene of that fire, and
both ways near boston road, we have an accident here this is right near the bronx zoo, and taking a look at the cross bronx expressway, a little bit slow as you go on to the westbound side passing the bronx river parkway. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. mass transit is doing very well. ken over to you. thank you very much. we're following breaking news this morning in westchester county, and that breaking news we have a building full of stores that has turned into an inferno overnight. crews are still trying to douse the heavy smoke. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live in yonkers. we're hearing this fire also damaged an historic church there. what do we got? >> reporter: hey, good morning. let me step out of the way and give folks a live look at the scene, still a very active not to mention a smoky scene right here in the heart of downtown yonkers. this fire began about six hours
firefighters are still here at the scene. several companies trying to big this under control. this is a big hit for downtown yonkers. this is video not long after the fire broke out just before 11. you can see what a big fire this turned into as it tore into a series of businesses. we understand one large building has been destroyed in this fire. that building, in fact, housed several businesses. those folks are going to wake up to some horrible news this morning. luckily this is a largely commercial area as i said, so there are no residential injuries to report, but we do know a few firefighters did suffer some minor injuries. they are being treated. this fire did shoot up to 4 alarms, nearly 5 in again is still not yet under control. >> one major building here with several businesses and the church took on a significant smoke damage as well as the row of stores on main street that took on significant smoke damage as well. >> reporter: so as you heard
the deputy chief say there, several businesses in this area are going to go through several repairs because of smoke and water damage, again, still an active scene here, still fighting this fire on the ground and on the air. we see several ladders in the air putting out hot spots. as of 30 minutes ago we did talk to that deputy chief. he said the fire is still not under control. 4 alarms here, nearly 5 in fact, and in terms of a cause of the fire, we still don't know that. that is still under investigation. firefighters said they do expect to be here on the scene throughout much of the morning, but, again, here in the getty square area, the heart of downtown yonkers this is a big commercial hit, and the reason for the fire still at this hour unclear. this was a big one and not under control just yet. reporting live in yonkers, rob nelson channel 7 eye. 5:04. a horrible story breaking in the south of france. at least 42 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a truck near the city of bordeaux. a new picture now coming in
from the scene. that bus destroyed. police say it erupted in flames moments after the crash. most of the people on board were elderly. some escaped the burning bus by breaking the windows. time is 5:05, the east river could be hiding key evidence in the murder of police officer randolph holder. police harbor units put divers into the water again around 11:30 at night, and they've been searching the waters and again today. later this morning, mayor de blasio is expected to call for tougher rules on which criminals go to prison and which ones could be sent to special programs instead. accused killer tyrone howard's last big arrest led him to a diversion program that kept him on the streets instead of behind bars. 5:05. right now police are searching for the person who intentionally set fire to a brooklyn brownstone in which two people were killed. the building is boarded up after flames tore through tuesday night. investigators are calling the fire suspicious. they say it was in fact
intentionally set. 56-year-old tyrone corely was on the top floor at the time. tried to escape the flames. >> the people who were in the building, they were screaming building was blocked. the fire was in the front of the building, and they could not get out. so nobody could come out. they were trapped in there. >> corely who works as a deejay was killed. fire. three of the building's 5:06. former secretary of state hillary clinton will now get back on the campaign trail after facing a grueling round of questions on capitol hill about the deadly benghazi attacks. while republicans say the questions were aimed at finding the truth, some democrats wonder if it's all about politics. abc's karen travers is live in washington with the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, this appearance was certainly a very long time coming and hillary
profile witness for this special committee on benghazi. republicans were also being scrutinized for the tone of their questions, and they were warned by veterans in their party to not overreach and to not look too political. >> it was a marathon day. hillary clinton in the hot seat for over eight hours. the entire hearing lasting eleven hours. right out of the gate, republican committee chairman tray goudy telling clinton the investigation's not about her. >> this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. it is about what happened before, during, and after the attacks that killed them. >> but democrats had a different take. >> this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. >> republicans released a never before seen e-mail that clinton wrote the night of the attack
the name she used for e-mails to her daughter chelsea. two of our officers were killed in benghazi by an al-qaeda like group she wrote, but that's a different position than the one the obama administration took immediately after the attack. gop lawmakers also focused on requests for increased security and the state department responds. >> you had two ambassadors that made several requests, and here's basically what happened to their requests. they were torn up. >> that's just not true, congressman. >> throughout the long hearing, clinton was cool, deliberate, not taking any political bait from republicans. >> so after eleven hours did we actually learn anything new? even the chairman struggled to come up with something when he was asked that question after the hearing. he said clinton's testimony wasn't really different from the previous times she'd testified but he'd have to go back and look at the transcript.
reporting live from washington, karen travers channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. it's 5:09. the met asks their fans have time -- mets and their fans have time to kill before the world series. today terry collins club held its first workout since clinching the national league pennant in chicago wednesday night. mets fans are occupying their time boying up every piece of blue and orange merchandise they could find. >> i was here at 6:00 in the morning and the place was going nuts. >> and you're back again. >> i was in time square at the mets clubhouse shop looking for these hats and these hats are like the hottest thing in the world. >> fans are invited to cheer on their favorite team monday free and open to the public at queensboro hall, kew gardens, blue and orange are strongly encouraged. you're never more than 7
>> the mets ugly christmas sweaters are a particularly handsome item. we take a look toward the south. we can see all the way down past 1 world trade, here's our camera in astoria, and we can see all the way down to 1 world trade. see our camera bouncing around. our camera's up 27 stories high looking south down the east river here. our coo a's going to bounce around -- camera's going to bounce around with a northwest wind. it will be chilly. grab all your warm beer. we've got sunshine back to the great lakes. the next front is way up there in winnipeg. we're looking at a great day today. it's a little more in line with reality. we have a temperature around 60 this afternoon. we've got a north wind at about 10 to 20 miles an hour. there's a hooligan alert at the bus stop. they are dressed appropriately. a couple of those kids need a shave. other than we're looking at 53 degrees at the bus stop this morning, dress warmly kids. it will be a cool day today.
commute. >> i want to show you a webcam and show you how things are moving along on the bronx river parkway in the 230s, not doing too badly here. let's go to our maps, the bronx river parkway near the bronx zoo, we have an accident. directions. as an alternate you can head to east fordham road, webster avenue. that is going to be a little bit of an annoying detour. route 9 both ways, you saw that fire department activity and rob nelson was just giving us the details on that. street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you heather and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, police released new clues in the murder of a livery cab driver in brooklyn, the new video that police want you to see as they hunt down their suspect. >> a home invasion machete
las police in suffolk county say two men may have been attacked by a machete in central islip. one victim suffered a severe hand injury. both were taken to stony brook university hospital. police don't have a motive for the attack. new information in the murder of a brooklyn livery cab driver overnight, and police released surveillance video of the suspect in the killing of rafael veras. investigators believe this man stabbed the 35-year-old as he sat in his cab last month in east new york. police do not have a motive for the killing. meteorologist bill evans joining us with the accuweather forecast. >> we take a look from our camera in astoria.
our camera bouncing around with this northwest wind. that's going from about 7, 10, 14, 20 miles per hour today, making it feel cooler, making it feel more like reality as to what fall should feel like, not 75 and 78 degrees like yesterday. 56 degrees, the humidity 51%. when you're up 27 stories, remember, wind increases with height, so that wind's around 15, 20 miles an hour. pressure's steady, well above 30.0. nice fall weather out hire this morning. 55 sayreville over towards hunter don, northwest wind here today will make it cool. grab the jacket, grab the sweater. you'll need that, the scarf and all that to keep you warm. the wind is right out of the northwest this morning. that will make it rather chilly. it will be a windy, chilly day today, and the wind will start to die down tomorrow. on sunday here is our futurecast. i want to show you sunday, sunday, sunday, starting around midnight and afterwards, some
here comes a front pushing through. by the time we get to afternoon, the sun's going to be coming out. sunshine and breezy, cooler day today, 60. tonight we're down to 44 in the five boroughs, 30s in the suburbs, and then tomorrow it's sunny, it's cooler, a little cooler, a couple of degrees cooler. your accuweather seven-day forecast, sunshine and 66 sunday afternoon. then 62 monday and tuesday. this is normal stuff here. 61's our normal high. then we've got heavy rain coming. that might be from the hurricane that's off the west coast of mexico with pamela, penelope, pee knuckle. >> patricia. >> lori keeps up with these hurricanes. >> or patricia will give us some rain wednesday and thursday getting out of the way for the world series to hit town on friday. how are things looking out there?
>> we'll talk about mass transit which is doing great. it looks like metro north you still have that track work on the new haven branch. long island railroad, new jersey transit, subways everything running on or close to schedule. you have the bronx river parkway northbound side near boston road, an accident blocks all lanes. what you can do here is you can go up webster avenue on to east fordham road and that could get you around the problem spot. it's right near the bronx zoo. we also have this fire in yonkers. route 9 both ways between neper hand avenue and wells avenue. speaking of fire department activity, 78 east, east of route 24 you have a car fire in the express lanes. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken over to you. >> thank you. really fast we're going to mention tonight from 6 to 10 i have the privilege of emceeing the autumn gala charity dinner for the guild for exceptional children in brooklyn. go to my facebook page to find a link. it a's great group, they
provide services for children and adults living with developmental disabilities. >> very nice. >> it is 5:17. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the man accused of killing a little girl in new mexico fueled by road rage makes his first court appearance. >> we are following breaking news in westchester county where crews are battling a destructive fire. our rob nelson is live on the scene. we are live with details and
. welcome back, a victory for gun control in new jersey and a blow to governor christie. for the first time lawmakers voted to override a christie veto. the legislation would require the prospective gun buyers notify law enforcement if they try to expunge their mental health records. christie opposed the bill and vetoed it. the assembly votes to override. the man accused of killing a little girl in a road rage shooting in new mexico is being held on a $650,000 bond. tony torrez was arraigned yesterday in albuquerque. the judge called the shooting death of 4-year-old lily garcia one of the most atrocious acts in the history of the city. torrez is accused of opening fire after arguing with garcia's father on a freeway. that officer dan webster remains in critical condition.
and faces still more procedures in the coming weeks. after the shooting police were able to track down the accused gunman, 34-year-old devin simon. 5:22. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the weekend accuweather forecast. >> you see we've got clear skies, and it's a pretty morning. we're going to be looking at what's going to be some temperatures on the chilly side. we're looking at 56 around manhattan with a northwest wind from 13 to 23, 24 miles per hour this morning. we're looking at 58 to 60 this afternoon, very windy and chilly, dress warmly. have your sunglasses too, there will be a lot of sunshine after 7:00. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. happy friday. >> happy friday to you. always a good day right? >> let's go over to a webcam and show you route 78. a lot of activity here. my friend mike tweeted this out to me. here's 78.
it's right near route 24. it's a vehicle fire. let's go right over to our maps. i'll pinpoint where it is, 78 as you travel on to the eastbound side east of route 24, a vehicle fire, expect delays. mass transit doing just great, subway services running on or close to schedule. then we have this closure, bronx river parkway north at boston road. an accident, all lanes are closed down. webster avenue, east fordham road is an alternate. ken and lori over to you. >> thank you. up next, a vitamin retailer, gmc accused of spiking drugs. what you need to know next. >> after a two-year slump, the
business headlines. >> topping america's money,gmc fighting back. >> the dietary supplement provider is being sued by the state of oregon accused of selling supplements advertised as all natural that were actually spiked with synthetic drugs. >> the company says any of those products have been pulled from the shelves. the giant recall of 23 million takata air bags may grow larger. the investigation looking into passenger and side air bags. >> the owners of the cars involved in the recall are being urged to get them fixed as soon as possible. the air being inflaters can explode and send debris at the driver. you remember that drug company raising the price of a life saving drug from 13.50 to $750. >> a competitor is now selling a similar drug for just $1. the drug is especially critical for pregnant women, and that's america's money. the hunger pains at mcdonald's gone, the struggling fast food giant scored its first sales gain in two years.
that's thanks to new items on the menu including its all day breakfast. i'm having some thoughts lori. >> sales are up, mcdonald's stock hit an all time high of $111 a share. >> sounds good. >> it's just a good old egg mcmuffin. >> coming up in our next half hour, we are following breaking news in westchester county, flames ripped through a building full of stores and a church was damaged. >> crews will be coming to the bottom of the east river looking for more evidence in the shooting death of an nypd officer.
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we're live with details on the historic church damaged by the smoke. >> family members grieve the loss of nypd officer, crews comb the east river looking for new clues in his death. details on the new push from city hall to keep violent criminals behind bars. >> breaking news in tennessee, one person is dead and two others hurt after a shooting on a college campus. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. it's friday october 23rd. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> good morning everybody. as we start the morning, it's cool, crisp, it's windy. a cold front as pushed through, and we're looking a the 48 towards hopatcong. hackettstown the meter just said, you know, it's friday. i'm sleeping in. 352 around hanover. grab a jacket or sweater effort you're going to need that. those 50s feel like the 40s. we're looking at 60 later on this afternoon. we've got a wind out there cranking.
hope you got your jackets and your sweats. >> i have all of it and an overcoat. route 78 eastbound side just east of route 24, it's a vehicle fire in the local lanes. here's the tweet i got from mike. he said it's eastbound local lanes right before 49a, and it is a truck fire, but he said that there was not a trailer attached, so thank you for that tweet. that was awesome. we have mass transit times, everything is doing okay, no major problems and our subway service is on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. thank you. it's 5:31. we're polk breaking news morning, westchester county, several firefighters are hurt after flames ripped through a large building full of stores in yonkers. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live on the scene for us. rob. >> reporter: good morning, lori, we got here about two hours ago, and i can tell you there's been no relief in terms of the amount of smoke still coming from these buildings
that are still on fire behind me as firefighters are working to bring this under control. a look at the live scene here, this fire still not under control. it began shortly after -- right before 11:00, shot up to 4 alarms, nearly 5. at this hour, downtown yonkers is a real mess. you can see the flames this n this video from overnight and how big this fire got just before 11:00 last night. several businesses have suffered smoke and water damage and one very large building that housed several businesses has been destroyed. luckily, though there are no residential injuries, but several firefighters did suffer some minor injuries. they are now being treated. there is a bit of good news to pass along to the folks here in yonkers. this fire did happen very close to an historic church, st. john's church which is more than 200 years old. a special and important part of this community. fire officials worked very hard to protect that structure and luckily it only suffered smoke damage. earlier this morning, we did
talk to the deputy fire chief on the scene who talked about how hard his crews have worked to bring this fire under control. >> it's a real icon in the city of yonkers, st. john's church. that was one of our main concerns. it did sustain some heavy smoke damage, but we kept the fire out of there. the crews worked hard to keep the fire out of there. >> there were about six hours, a little more into this fire now. the fire trucks have been here so long, this fuel truck is on the scene to help refuel these trucks. not only is there a battle on the ground but up in the air as well. you can see they're still fighting this from above as well. these ladders shooting down water, still some very active hot spots. again, the smoke still billowing, we've seen several people walking by on their way to school and work, hiding their faces trying not to breathe in. the good news here, no residential injuries to report. a few firefighters were hurt.
of businesses here in the heart of downtown yonkers. the cause of this is still under investigation. we will continue to have live reports throughout the morning. for now reporting live in yonkers channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and we're also following breaking news in tennessee where one man is dead and two people are hurt after a shooting on a college campus. gunfire broke out early this morning on the nashville campus of tennessee state university. investigators say the violence was sparked by a dice game in a campus courtyard. a man who is not a student at the school was killed. two students are being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and no arrests have been made. remember you can get breaking news alerts on your smartphone or tablet. just download the free eyewitness news app in the google play or apple app stores. it's 5:34 and right now crews are sifting through the east river looking for evidence related to the shooting death
dray clark is live in east harlem. >> reporter: standing outside psa5 here there is no doubt that officer randolph holder was loved and his death has had a deep impact and a significant impact on this community. so many cards and candles and flowers and words of condolences for the slain police officer. elsewhere, the nypd dive team continues their search overnight in the east river to find the gun that may have been used to kill officer holder. it's a very meticulous search in the east river near 120th street. dive team members are searching the river bottom by hand trying to find the 40 caliber gun that was used to kill officer holder. officers did recover a knife that they believe may have been tossed in the river by accused cop killer tyrone howard. howard is accused of shooting and killing officer holder in east harlem during a foot pursuit tuesday night. he's a violent offender with 18 prior arrests and wanted for a shooting in september.
of 19 people arrested in a drug sweep in east harlem. instead of being sent to jail, a judge placed howard in a diversion program. city leaders questioned how someone with howard's rap sheet could avoid jail. among those expressing concerns police commissioner william bratton. >> my understanding is he may have been held on a diversion program that if there's even a candidate not to have been diverted it would be this guy. he's a poster boy for not being diverted. it's unfortunate that there are people in our city, in our society that despite our best efforts, they're criminals, and many of them are violent criminals, and we need to separate them from the rest of us. >> reporter: back here live outside psa5, you can see all the cards and candles here, even in this early morning hour, we've seen people come by or place a candle or leave flowers for officer holder. later this morning, mayor de blasio will be holding a news
conference to call for reforms to state laws on bail and diversion programs. earlier this week at a news conference, mayor de blasio said it's painfully clear that if there was anyone who should not have been walking the streets of new york it was tyrone howard because he was so violent and he deserved to be in jail for the crimes he was accused of committing. now he's charged with taking the life of a member of the nypd. we're live in east harlem, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> stay with eyewitness news and abc7ny for updates on the investigation of the death of officer randolph holder. 5:37. and we have just learned the suspect in a murder in new jersey has lost both his legs after jumping in front of a train. investigators say suzanne bardzell was inside her car in her midland park driveway when her estranged boyfriend arthur lomando began his attack. the former nypd officer is
accused of breaking the car window and stabbing bardzell several times with a machete. the mother of two died at the scene. police say she had filed a restraining order against lomando earlier this month. >> while there is evidence of a history of domestic violence between ms. bardzell and the assailant, it appears that she did not notify police and did not come in and file complaints with the police department up until just recently. >> investigators were searching for lomando when they say that he threw hills in front of an oncoming subway train in harlem. he's at the hospital this morning. also happening today on long island,s funeral service for 12-year-old dejah joyner, she was shot in the head last friday while standing in the living room of her own home in hempstead. the town plans to rename the street outside in her memory. police say the killing was accidental, but they also think that someone in the house may
shooting may have been related to gang battles in the neighborhood. it's 5:39. turning now to baseball, the mets may learn the identity of their world series opponents by the end of the day. toronto and kansas city play tonight in kc. if the royals win, they clinch their second straight american league pennant. hundreds of fans greeted the national league champs as they returned to citi field. the mets captain thanks them for sticking with the team all year. >> these guys deserve so much credit, this organization this fan base for sticking with us. i'm glad we were able to deliver for them. >> today the mets hold their first practice since the big win wednesday night. the world series starts tuesday night in either kansas city or toronto. the fall classic comes to citi field for the first time a week from tonight. the mets not the only ones going to the world series. eyewitness news will also be there on air and online. be sure to check for updates on facebook, twitter, and instagram. you're never more than 7
minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast. >> we've got clear skies, winds out of the northwest, look at this visibility. you can see all the way down staten island, the verrazano bridge looking good to sandy hook new jersey right past the navy yard. 56 degrees, we're looking at a wind that's out of the north, we're looking at clear skies. the clear skies really are all the way back to the great lakes. we're looking at a front that's up there around winnipeg that gets here by sunday. we're looking at 55 by 11:00. 56 at noontime, 60 this afternoon, 61's our normal high. we're right at normal. also we've got a wind out of there out of the north at 10, 20 miles an hour. jackets and sweaters, 60 this afternoon, it's breezy, it's chilly. i give it a c for chilly. >> all right. >> and chilly is good. >> chilly is so good, and that sounds like a great idea right now. first let me go to my maps, and we'll tell you what's happening as you take your subways this morning, subway service on or
close to schedule. we have this problem on the bronx river parkway at boston road. everything was closed down. now the left lane is closed down. you can see that massive delay as you go northbound getting into the bronx zoo area. take webster avenue to east fordham road. that is a good alternate. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. all right heather. thank you. up next a knife wielding man apparently targeting women on the upper west side. straight ahead on eyewitness news, newly released video police want you to see as they track down the attacker. >> and developing right now, a storm on steroids churning in the pacific. the dangerous hurricane taking
side, and the incidents may be connected. on october 10th, a 63-year-old woman was robbed near 123rd and morning side avenue. a week later a 28-year-old woman was robbed on west 122nd street. in both cases the women say a man demanded money and flashed a knife. developing now, a state of emergency is in effect in some parts of the coastal mexico. hurricane patricia is expected to make landfall as a powerful category 4 storm. right now that area is being hit with strong winds and large waves. officials say the storm will cause catastrophic coastal flooding and widespread distraction. let's check in now with bill evans. >> that storm will go over the mountains. that's the other thing. we're going to be talking about that,s mountains of mexico and change to a low pressure system could bring some 5, 8 inches of rain to southern texas. it will affect our weather wednesday, thursday next week. this morning we have a pretty morning, we look across the chrysler building over to the east river, roosevelt island
island, flushing bay looking good. 56 degrees, dry humidity. the wind out of the northwest. the pressure steady at 30.16. really a nice day. yesterday's high 75. normal high 61, normal low 48. we're starting still even with 58 as our overnight low. that's still a little warmer than normal. that temperature's going to drop a little more and then cooler air comes in today. that temperature kind of hangs back around 61 degrees today. the sun's up at 7:16. we'll have a gorgeous sunrise. 15 degrees cooler today than yesterday and probably feels cooler than that with this northwest wind coming in. some rain on sunday morning. then we've got sunshine and 60s in the afternoon. significant rain as we're talking about with patricia may be wednesday, thursday next week just before the world series gets to town. we're looking at 53 at kingston, poughkeepsie. these numbers are above normal but they're a lot cooler than yesterday, and we have a northwest wind coming in here to a northerly wind. that will make it feel rather brisk, rather chilly all day long.
we are looking after school kids at a temperature of about 60 degrees. it will be cool, it will be great for sports but it will be windy. you might to want layer up a little bit. brisk and cooler today. tomorrow we're going to be around 58. we're in the city of the high, so the winds die down tomorrow, and then this front blows through quickly early on sunday morning. so we'll be looking at some great fall color peaking north of the city this weekend. some nice viewing of that. 60 degrees today. tonight we're 44. 30 in the suburbs, tomorrow we've got clouds late in the day we're at 58 degrees. your accuweather seven-day forecast, here are those showers on sunday morning. the front blows right on through. normal temperatures for monday and tuesday, there's that shot of rain we'll keep an eye on from patricia. we had much needed rain by the way. we are way kind of low, so we'll be looking at a shot of some rain for wednesday, thursday, next week before the world series starts at citi field. >> ooh, that sounds good.
>> those words sound nice. >> isn't it great? >> mm-hmm. >> thank you bill. >> heather you've got some issues. >> yeah, citi field is in queens. >> yeah. >> we have an issue in queens. let's go to a webcam. as you travel to jfk airport you can see a ton of activity as you head on to the van wyck expressway trying to get into jfk airport. let's go to our maps. it's the van wyck going south, the ramp to jfk expressway, it is closed down. if kennedy airport is part of your plans this morning, you want to plan accordingly. we have our subway status doing great. subway service on or close to schedule. this problem is still with us as you head on to the bronx river parkway northbound side near boston road, that's where the accident is near the bronx zoom accident cleared away but you can see that long line of traffic. what you can do is head over here, go up webster avenue, get over on to east fordham road. that's a way to get around this problem.
they saved 70 hostages who were about to be executed. the american advisors jumped into the fight. congressional republicans now need to find ways to modify a budget bill vetoed by president obama. the president complained the bill resorts to gimmicks to hike defense spending by $38 billion while doing nothing more to domestic programs. the president also complained that the bill would make it harder to close the u.s. detention facility at guantanamo bay cuba. police in new jersey take an unusual approach in an attempt to catch a drug suspect after a huge amount of marijuana was delivered to the wrong address. 50 pounds of pot arrived at a home in the monmouth county town of has let. after the resident decided to drop the dime and call police, investigators took to facebook releasing a public message saying oh, by the way if you were expecting these packages
and would like to claim them, come down to police headquarters. so far nobody has taken them up on the offer. >> and nobody will. >> yeah. >> 5:52. following breaking news in westchester county, several firefighters are hurt battling smoke and flames at a large building in yonkers, and our rob nelson is there. he spoke with fire officials on the scene. >> and meteorologist bill evans returns with another look at the exclusive weekend accuweather forecast. "many patients and their doctors unfortunately are not aware of the options available to
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you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic here on eyewitness news this morning, temperatures in the 50s, winds are out of the northwest at 24 miles an hour around jfk, if you're taking a flight there it might be a little bit of a bouncy takeoff. we are looking at temperatures today going to be around 60 degrees by the afternoon. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. it's weather then heather. >> that's right.
>> sort of like dora the explorer. >> sort of like that but not. let's go over to our webcams and show you if you're exploring around jfk you're going to find problems getting to the airport. we have a ton of activity here. let's head to our maps. it's the van wyck expressway southbound, the ramp to jfk expressway remains closed down with all of that activity. subway status, our subways are running or close to schedule. we an earlier accident here on the bronx river parkway north at boston road. the accident has been cleared away. delays are starting to ease up. you could always hop to webster avenue, east fordham road as your alternate. we're finding this fire activity closing down between nepperhan and wells avenue. we are our street cleaning rules in effect. ken over to you. thank you. it's 5:55. 22 people are under arrest this morning, busted. police caught them in one of the longest drug tunnels found
the passage used a rail system to carry drugs 2400 feet. police at both ends seized a total of 12-tons dozens of similar tunnels have been found along the border in recent years. governor cuomo is taking executive action to protect transgender people from discrimination. he announced a decision to expand the state's antidiscrimination law to include gender identity. the long awaited move bans discrimination against a transgender person when it comes to jobs, loans, schools and public accommodations. and we are closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we have breaking news in yonkers. this is right in the heart of the downtown of one of the largest cities in the state. a huge 4-alarm fire tearing right through a row of businesses. our own rob nelson is live on the scene with this enormous firefight that's been going on for several hours and is still
police on long island are searching for suspects in a vicious machete attack. we'll have much more on that. >> and a marathon day of testimony for hillary clinton grilled by the committee investigating the benghazi attack, and there is still a lot more to come. >> and just in time for the weekend, cooler temperatures. it looks like fog definitely here.
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