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good morning, 6:00 a.m. police are closing in on three plen following the shooting of nypd officer randolph holder earlier this week. we've got the video police want you to see. >> also an incredibly strong hurricane patricia did make land fall last night. it has now weakened. but the power is now felt at a world famous tourist destination and its impact will extend here to the u.s. as well. >> all of the questions are answered as we turn the page, the kansas city royals will face off against the mets in game one of the world series. the mets have a five day wait
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before that happens. >> good morning, everybody. we have a picture of lower manhattan. sun not up jest yet. early on this saturday morning. we are up. you are up with us and we thank you for that on saturday, october 24. good to be back. >> good to have you back. >> over with the vacation. but back in the groove. >> we don't like when rob is away. no good. thanks again for being with us. hurricane patricia has weakened to a category one but causing huge flooding in texas. the flooding is expected to continue to spread throughout the area tomorrow. flash floods already have closed major highways in partsz of north texas. flood waters from more than 13 inches of rain closed interstate 45 near course can that. backing up -- corsicana. backing up traffic for 12 miles. the crazy thing about the storm was that how fast it intensified from a cat one to a cat five in like 28 hours. that is is insane.
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>> it really is insane. >> and the power of storm, not just with the hurricane strength, but when you think about it, 200 mile-an-hour winds, that puts us up into tornado territory and there is a path 15 miles wide with the 200 mile-an-hour wind. so as it came ashore, the destruction was intense. we will look at the leftovers as it goes over the central mountains of mexico, it will weaken a bit. what happens when it makes it to texas, louisiana, and eventually the tropical leftovers get caught up weather systems that could affect our area. we get started on october 24 with a normal high of 61. look for sunrise at 7:16 this morning and lows have been below freezing. monticello to sussex. we also have summerville right at 32 degrees in the island. and islip at 37. and bridgeport at 39. early as the sun comes up, it will be beautiful. and the clouds then creep in.
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the clouds will infiltrate and be with us most of the day. a few showers late tonight. we will talk about those coming up. but the planning forecast for today, by noon, 54 degrees. a high of 57. with a more details coming up in the accu-weather seven-day forecast. michelle? >> thank you so much, amy. this morning police want to question three people regarding a shootout that happened right before an nypd officer was murdered earlier this week, in east harlem. meantime divers continue to comb the east river looking for the gun that killed officer randolph holder. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us from the fifth precinct with the story. marcus recall. >> reporter: good morning. the memorial for officer holder continues to grow throughout the week and the site of a prayer vigil later this morning. this comes as police continue to search for the three men, police releasing video tape which shows those suspects walking through the east river
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connection to the shooting that led to the sequence of events officer holder's death. through that police response, officer holder shot and killed. 30-year-old tyrone howard is accused of opening fire at the pedestrian ramp at the fdr bridge after a chase. murder. later this morning the reverend al sharpton will lead a prayer vigil at psa5 where people have been stopping by all week to pay their respects to the fallen officer. >> give yourself up. come in. get it over. you are wasting the taxpayers money by the cost of looking for you. >> so the reverend sharpton will hold the rally, a weekly rally in honor of officer holder scheduled for 9:30 and the prayer vigil here at 11:30. live in east harlem, channel 7 eyewitness news. members of the nypd ceremonial and bereavement units are helping to plan the
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funeral of the fallen brother. the department officials gathered with the family and pastor of officer holder in queens yesterday to help out with the viewing and funeral preparations. >> it is certainly a privilege and an honor to meet the needs for this particular family, especially in the tragic loss of their son. and also their nypd, losing such a hero. >> officer holder's wake and funeral had to be moved to a larger church because tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the services. >> the public viewing for officer holder will be held next tuesday at the greater l & ame cathedral in jamaica queens. funeral services at the amc church wednesday at 3:00. more information at a fierce fire at an historic synagogue in new brunswick new jersey. members of the congregation watched in disbelief as
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spots after the raging inferno consumed all three floors of the temple. the first call came in 4:30 yesterday afternoon, when a caretaker reportedly heard a bang and then smelled smoke. the fire then quickly spread, which officials say does typically happens with this kind of building. >> they have large structural members, a lot of open space, and usually nobody is really there when the fire starts. >> it doesn't look very good for the synagogue itself. definitely it is a tragic loss for new brunswick. >> thankfully, no one was hurt. but the fire did destroy all but one of the congregation's sacred torah scrolls. meanwhile officials in passaic new jersey are confirming that no alarm system was activated during an eight alarm fire that tore through an apartment building on wednesday. the city officials last inspected the building's alarm system in july over the summer and say back then it was working.
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faulty alarm are still unknown. hundreds of residents were displaced by that huge fire. also new details this morning, on a murder that took place in broad daylight in the bronx. police have arrested and charged two men in the shooting death of 20-year-old kimberly velasquez. the suspects are 18-year-old justin mat anti-oxidant o and 20-year-old justin camkin both from the bronx. witnesses say velasquez may have been an innocent bystander when she was shot thursday on wary avenue near ps-89 and columbus high school. watch out, the stage is now set for the world series. the mets meet the royals in kansas city on tuesday night. after the royals wrapped up the second straight american league pennant outlasting the toronto blue jays 4-3 in game six of the alcs and they head to the world series for the second straight year. some of mets had an amazing time with jimmy kimmel.
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as he finished up his show's week long stint in brooklyn. after david wright, jacob degrom, and will wilmer flores and matt harvey caught up with him backstage. >> incredible. dozens of fans waiting in the parking lot when we got back, was it yesterday? it is amazing. night to be able to make the city proud. >> we are all excited. we can't wait to start. and we are happy to be supporting new york. >> after talking with us, the mets left the theater, signed some autographs and left to get ready for today's workout. >> next week is going to be good. >> the mets victory over the dodgers on the road to the world series led to a rather -- let's be generous here, awkward performance on the house floor. take a look. >> meet the mets. meet the mets. step right up. and greet the mets.
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>> you can just hear the passion and sincerity in his voice, can't you? congressman adam shiv of california belted out a rendition of the mets fight song while also wearing a mets tie, he lost a bet to the congressman of new york. keep your day job, congressman. >> they won. you know this by now. tuesday night, an away game out in kansas city. we will be with the mets of course every step of the way. as they head to and of course win the world series. >> don't -- >> don't jinx us now. >> don't talk like that. >> i feel good about it. i was out there with the fans. was it thursday night, when they beat l.a., and it was -- i mean the cubs, and the pride, the momentum, game on, let's go. coming up on eyewitness
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news saturday morning. the big story of the morning, hurricane patricia. the strongest, literally strongest hurricane on record in the western hemisphere, it has weakened this morning. but the threat is still very real. it is just absolutely battering the west coast of mexico. at this hour. it will soon have an impact on the u.s. as well. okay. so everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? why fios? well fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network, so you can get 100% out of all your devices. whatever speed you need, fios has it. so if you need more streaming for more devices, fios gives you options with the fastest internet and wi-fi available from 50 to 500 mpbs. and we're not just talking downloads. we're talking equal upload speeds, too.
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welcome back, everybody. hurricane patricia has weakened to a category one storm this morning. as i know by now, it did slam into mexico last night. recorded. and authorities say it still poses a serious threat. right here to the u.s. over the next two days. now, before the storm hit though, thousands of people did evacuate from the pacific coast. >> red cross volunteers are preparing to help as well.
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mexican authorities say more than 1700 shelters have been set up. at least 4,000 naval officers were sent to high risk areas. but even with its downgraded status, patricia is still a hurricane and still dangerous. abc's michelle franzen has our report. >> reporter: so gigantic, it blocked out the sky. with winds so ferocious, they are frightening everyone out of its path. hurricane patricia, with gusts as strong as 200 miles an hour, driving up to 20 inches of rain, plowed into mexico friday as a category five storm. this angry surf, a taste of what is to come, in the vacation area of puerto vallarta, where they are boarding up, filling sandbags, streets deserted as thousand us patricia. >> we were evacuated from our hotel this morning for the hurricane. we came to this convention center. and then they said that it is not a safe place so we are
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>> vacationer stacy datemore is stranded with her family. >> we have been running around trying to find a way out. we are a little concerned but trying to keep our game face on for the kids. >> the record-setting hurricane is the strongest ever to hit the americas. 200 mile-an-hour winds. enough to make cars, even planes go airborne. and the lowest pressure ever recorded. >> it literally is mind boggling. the only way to describe it is potentially catastrophic. >> patricia will bring mud slides and flooding as it barges inland. losing strength. over 20 million are in the flash flood zone. flood watches are out for texas, louisiana, and oklahoma. with 10 to 12 inches of rainfall possible through the weekend. michelle franzen, abc news, new york. so it is going to get rough for the gulf coast because it is there. but before we turn to ourselves, the poor folks in mexico, for this thing to grow so fast and hit as a cat give, just staggering. >> it has never happened. >> in the western hemisphere,
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the strength of the storm which actually relates to winds which has never recorded in recorded history so they started taking satellite and a lot of pictures and in the 50s and 60s. yes. western hemisphere. >> interesting point, the strongest, defined by wind. not pressure. >> the pressure is a little bit different. some storms are been below the pressure gradient. we are looking at a wide picture. this storm is still at the top. even if we're looking at the entire planet, it is one of the strongest storms. and so the labels will come. based on what has happened and it is making land fall. but i think the label that we all wanted to pay attention to, it is the most dangerous storm that we have ever seen and ever forecasted before because there are so many people affected by such a devastating group of elements. yes, that is the devastating part. now as the storm has move inland, very graphically, wait until you see the pictures, you will see how quickly the storm is moving, central mexico mountains, it will start to fall apart and that will of course destroy the power of the
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storm, but it leaves behind the tropical moisture and eventually we could be seeing part of that next week. so we start this morning with temperatures that are on the cool side. live picture, looking outside down lower manhattan. we can see the empire state building and down to one world trade. and the battery. and the temperatures are looking cool for the city. low 40s. a northeast wind at 5 miles an hour an hour. below freezing readings outside of the city. and over in monticello. both at 30 degrees. 39 for trenton. foy islip. and 47 for montauk. skies are clear early on. if you're an early riser, you will see the sunshine through mid morning and cloud up quickly around 10:00, 11:00, temperatures stuck in the upper 50s. below average for this time of the year and the headlines basically go like this. hurricane patricia, which we will show you the track of the storm, the clouds collecting very quickly, we talked about that, and then the rain next week, that could have a tropical connection to all of effective wednesday into
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thursday. so on the radar and satellite picture, already steady push with the clouds coming in from the west. and now late tonight, you could see some of the showers, from this approaching cold front. and there is a large front that extends from canada, all the way down through the ohio river valley, and that's is what is coming in our direction for late tonight and into early tomorrow morning. there will be some showers. and as far as what is happening on the big map. a lot of energy into the gulf right now. but as we watch what is happening with patricia, that flow is actually coming from the west. so as that moisture catches up with the energy from the gulf. likely directing the storm's leftovers right into parts of texas, and louisiana. and the storms moving quickly, too. look at this. right now, located inland. and getting ready to head over the mountains. where it will likely weaken even further. it is a category one storm right now. even by 11:00 a.m., it is reaching parts of eastern mexico headed into south texas, that's how fast this thing is moving, and with a lot of power. so what is left over of it, it could be caught up in some of our weather makers for the middle of next week.
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first we have to get through early rain on sunday with temperatures in the mid-60s. future cast shows the easterly flow. early on. bringing lots of clouds for both directions. so we are mostly cloudy through the evening. and then we could see some showers starting up here north and west, as early as the pre- dawn hours. rain expected in the city by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. we will be talking rain through the early part of this show tomorrow. and then monday, heading into the workweek, it looks like skies clear out nicely. sun stays behind. increasing clouds today with. a high of 57 tonight. and cloudy, spotty showers, just dropping to 53. we don't cool off a whole lot tonight. and an early shower on sunday morning. 66. monday looks good. even tuesday looking good with sun breaks. and then the moisture that gets caught up in the next weather maker midweek, that could have tropical components to. it giving us heavier rain. certainly not looking for category strength storms or anything like that. category, you know, hurricane storms, but what we will be expecting is something left over, and not only affecting the south, but potentially
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getting caught up back to the east coast. then i'm really focused on what is really happening next sunday for the marathon. >> a lot going on in new york. so make the weather cooperate. >> please. >> what do you want, 55 degrees and sunshine? >> and sunshine? >> right wind? >> yes. >> good, okay, just asking. >> straight ahead, on eyewitness news saturday morning, five months after his tragic death, princeton university is honoring the
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in a crash five months ago in new jersey. princeton will hold a day of academic panels and other events in honor of nash whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the academy award winning film, a beautiful mind. in manhattan's gracie mansion is ready to reopen to the public with an artistic makeover that pays tribute to the city's history. mayor deblasio and his wife have installed some paintings and sculptures and even document at the residence, designed to reflect the life here through the centuries. the exhibit includes pieces on loan from the new york historical society including a portrait of president douglas. the public can sign up for a tour of the mansion by going online. harry potter fans got a special present from the book's author on twitter. jk rowling announced a new play next summer, harry potter the cursed child, and not a
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the first ever play on harry potter. and i need to get on my nimbus2000 and get over there and see it. >> and star wars, previewed 100 million times in 24 hours. in a statement the producer says they are grateful for the enthusiasm. you think? and support. >> and it comes out in december. >> but the hype is now crazy in october. and if has been for months. >> i remember this time last year people were freaking out. >> are you a star wars person? >> you know, before the multi- plexes, we just had like a movie theater, we stand in line for so long, to see that first star wars, yes, i am a fan. definitely. >> you are in it. >> yes. >> memories. >> yes. >> when all of our legendary racing heritage.
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6:26. time for sports. >> well, all of the questions are answered. we know who the mets are going to start off to play the kansas city royals in the world series game one on tuesday. and as for those mets, it is the old west versus best argument, and five game -- rest versus best argument, and five games off before the hot series and the mets are the hottest thing going and better to play right away or take a few days off? or visit jimmy kimmel in brooklyn which some of the fellows did last night. right here on channel 7. really funny, too.
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earlier in the day, an optional workout. more than half the team is out there. everybody will be at the practice later on today and the mets go from there. as far as the layoff goes, we do know this, there is not one darn thing anybody can do about it. >> if they're off, they do their normal routine, and try to workout tomorrow and sunday, as normal as you can, that's what you can do. before the world series, football, rivalry games, it will be fun, starting tomorrow at new england, the jets take on the patriots. a huge game in the afc east. they battle for the top spot. and brandon marshal figures to be a big part of the jets game plan. 100 or more receiving yards in four straight games and first jet receiveer to do that since don maynard in 1968. >> talking about individual accolades, they love it, but for me, you know, the only thing that matters this here is winning. >> well, now to the giants. they host the cowboys at the meadowlands. they try to get them back for
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that loss in week one. a tough game. they lost by one. one back. it might start by pressuring the new cowboy qb matt >> the pressure on the quarterback is our own pride and we want to change that this time around. >> we go back to brooklyn. row. at home to face the bruins. and look, murphy, and they popped over from kimmel, and isles jump in first. casey in front. right place, right time. isles take the lead. isles couldn't hold it. david patter knack gets the big gold for boston and the isles lose at home last night 5-3 the final. and finally from us, the mets of course, ready to take their swings in the world series but first they need something to swing. that's why workers are hard at work this weekend, at the louisville slugger factory making all new bats. they make them, brand them, deliver them. they will bring these bats to
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the mets tuesday, for game one of the world series. and that is the finished product. isn't that cool? >> that is a real bat. >> that is the real sportscast. whatever happens this weekend, laura has you covered. i'm rob powers. i will see you right back here on monday. >> they always have us covered. much more ahead on eyewitness news on had saturday morning. just getting started. including a live look at today's top stories. a prayer vigil planned for a fallen police officer, meantime, the search for additional suspects. i'm marcus solis. the story coming up in a live report. . >> marcus, thank you very much. also ahead, is the donald all of a sudden looking pretty vulnerable? a new poll shows dr. ben carson now has the advantage in a very critical state. we will tell you more about that. >> hillary clinton is capping what is being called the best week yet of her 2016 campaign. for president. hearings. >> meteorologist amy freeze
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this morning. we are waking up with sunshine. clear skies overhead right now. the sun comes up at 7:15. you will see bright conditions. however, clouds will be moving in. and it will be a cool day. freeze factor scale, we will call it a 6. the best being 10. and one being the worse. we will go with a six today. details coming up in the accu-
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time warner cable today. and ask how you could get a $300 reward card. call today. welcome back to eyewitness news. happy saturday morning. gorgeous. october 24. it is cold. >> it was the first warning i walked out of the house and i a jacket. have you ever had that? it was just the suit. phase. >> we have. >> i have, yes. >> i'm rob nelson.
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thanks for joining us everybody. happy saturday. we will head over to amy freeze real wick for a look at the forecast. a quick essential fall weekend out there, right? >> it is a little cloudy and cooler today. tomorrow actually starts with a dose of rain. and the temperatures will be more mild but sort of right there in the middle. you are going to look for one day that is better than the other, i don't know. it is hard to choose. because both days have their little flaws, if you will. this morning, we are starting below freezing for areas north and west. poughkeepsie, summerville, 31 for the overnight low. everybody else in the mid to upper 30s. pushing the low 40s here in the city in the buroughs. as far as the radar and satellite goes, it shows the clouds moving in. a mostly cloudy day. and temperatures will top off in the upper 50s, below average for this time of the year. and basically breezy and cloudy. and that's how you can describe this day. once we get into tomorrow, we will start with some rain and temperatures back in the mid- 60s and it could end with clear skies by the afternoon. so here is the planning forecast for this afternoon, we are going to be cloudy by about mid morning.
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and 54 by noon. and a high of 57 degrees this afternoon. a light easterly wind is expected all day long. i will have more details coming up in the accu-weather seven- day forecast. rob? >> all right, amy, thank you very much. well, this morning, police do want to find three people regarding a shootout right before an nypd officer was murdered. earlier this week, in east harlem. now, meanwhile, divers have combed the east river, looking for the gun that killed officer randolph holder. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us live now from psa5 precinct with more on the story. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, rob. yes, here at the stationhouse, this growing memorial will be the site of a prayer vigil led by the reverend al sharpton later this morning. yes in the meantime police are asking for the public's help in the search for additional suspects that in the sequence of events that took place on tuesday night. and this is video released by the nypd of the three men, wanted in the shootout, that
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houses. it draw a police response that included the five-year veteran randolph holder shot in the head and killed after chasing the suspects at fdr drive. tyrone howard with a long criminal history has been charged with the officer's murder. here at perform is sa-5, people have been coming with -- here at psa-5 people have been coming with flowers and candles and heavy hearts. >> children should not die before their parents. it is not the natural order of things. i need to stop by and pay my respects. to the family. with my prayers. >> and so this morning, at the reverend sharpton's national action network headquarter, there will be a rally, in honor of the officer, and then a prayer vigil here, at psa-5, at 11:30. live in east harlem, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you so much marcus. a lot of disruption in dallas. look at this. thankfully no injuries to report after a residential parking garage suddenly caved in.
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the collapse reportedly started on the top level with cars falling through several levels. and one person who lives in the area say it sounded like a bomb or a plane crash. efforts are under way to account for everyone who lives in the high rise, next to that garage. and make sure that is safe. here is a question on the saturday morning. has the donald been trumped for the past few months, donald trump has led the crowded field of republican presidential candidates but one of his competitors has gained ground in the always important hawk eye state. dr. ben carson has a 28% support number. 9 points ahead of trump. but polls nationwide show the donald is still in first place. now today, hillary clinton heads to iowa for the dimmic party's jefferson -- democratic party jefferson jackson dinner. a very important event as she
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week yet of her 2016 run for president. the democratic front-runner returns to the campaign trail after not only a commanding debate performance and escaping a joe biden challenge and escaping unscathed 11 hours of a benghazi committee hearing. clinton at 51%, in a quinnipiac poll. 11 points higher than a month ago. emotions ran high as a community wanted answers death of a florida church pastor who was shot by a plain clothes police officer after his car broke down. core ji yoenis death has been look -- corey jones death has been looked into. and the florida department of law enforcement has been asked to investigation jones' death. attorney benjamin crump attended the town hall meeting. accompanied by trayvon martin's mother. >> these investigations need to be transparent. when you have a loss of life, of course the family is going to want to know.
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>> the main concern brought up by those who attended the meeting was distrust in law enforcement. body cams and citizen review boards were some suggested ideas. rob? this morning, two teenaged brothers stand accused of attacking a brooklyn man on the street. simply because he spoke arabic. syed akman and his wife had just picked up their 8-year-old son from school and were walking home, when the brothers confronted them. he said one of the teeps started cursing at -- teens started cursing at his family and when he asked him to stop, he pulled out a knife. >> he had the knife. he said you're arabic? i'm going to hit you. i'm going to stab you. >> police arrived on the scene and eventually arrested the brothers. ak med was rushed to a nearby undergo surgery.
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coming up on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, a teenager faces serious charges, after it is said assaulted her teacher but the weapon of choice is a little hard for some to digest. >> meteorologist amy freeze has
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welcome back. 6:41. a cell phone video captures hurricane patricia hitting mexico with howling winds as high as 200 miles an hour. patricia is now the strongest hurricane on record, in the western hemisphere. since making land fall, the storm has weakened to a minimal category one hurricane. forecasters expect patricia to become a tropical storm later on this morning but some records being broken, and it is the wind. it is not the water. it is the wind. right? >> it is the wind. although there is plenty of moisture here. we've got about 20 inches of
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and the storm surge is up to 20 feet. >> wow. >> i guess the sunrise, we will start to see exactly the damage and what happened. so you will be seeing a lot of that throughout the day. and not only that, the poor people in mexico, then heading over to texas and the gulf coast, and they are already saturated before patricia made its way over there. a lot of flooding there, even earlier this week. so it is a powerful storm. we want to see exactly what happens when it gets into texas. and louisiana. because how does that get caught up in the east coast weather? i will show you that pattern, and how it is kind of funneling right into the u.s. the leftover tropical moisture. now the winds and the storm surge, all of that, will be far behind the storm, by then. they will be left with rain flooding. looking around saturday morning, clear skies to tart, and just starting to see the beginning of daylight here, and sunrise officially just after 7:00 it this morning. early. just like this, to see the sun. quickly.
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now in central park, and 41 degrees. and 67% humidity. light easterly component for the winds all day long. we are starting with chilly temperatures and the clear skies. below freezing for poughkeepsie, and also looking into middletown and monticello and andover, and all below the freezing point. and newburgh, currently at 34 degrees. we have temperatures in the upper 30s for coastal connecticut including bridgeport. and 41 for islip. and 47 in mon talk and 45 in the clouds pushing from the north and west. coming quickly. it won't last long. the bright skies that greet us this morning. instead, clouds will collect pretty quickly. and by tomorrow morning, we will be looking at showers in the area. it will be damp by day break. just looking at the latest models it looks like we salvage sunday afternoon, if you have plans, don't cancel those yet. rain coming in next week with. the potential of a tropical connection. that's why we are interested to see what is happening in mexico as the storm comes onshore but how could it potentially affect
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our weather. first we get through the cold front. which is really from canada through the ohio river valley and pushing eastward and late tonight, we have some showers, chilling out north and west of the city. and then rain expected for early sunday morning. this rain will not last all day long. and in fact, it looks like sunday afternoon turns out to be pretty decent. first up, the energy coming into the gulf right now, that is the flow and the pattern. then we've got what is happening in mexico. we can also see the energy coming in from hurricane patricia. and that is pushing in the same direction. so this moisture is really getting funneled in to parts of eastern texas and louisiana. that's why we have a close eye kept on that area. and plus the storm is moving. and what a clip. right now 75 mile-an-hour winds. moving north/northeast at 21 miles an hour. and so even by mid morning, this morning, it will be in parts of eastern mexico, headed to south texas. so they've already got rain on the map, from another storm system that trailing cold front that i showed you, affecting the east and this will be on
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so for us, it is 57. cooler today. tomorrow the front comes in. 56 for the high. but early rain. sot first half of the day won't be so great. but the second half, sunday afternoon, looking pretty good. again on the future cast, energy coming in, bringing clouds from the east. and also the approaching cold front from the west. that is what dominates our forecast. so sunday, 6:00 a.m., we have rain in the picture. and that stays with us through the noon hour. and then it is all out of here and get some improvement. and 57 is the number from acu weather this afternoon. and low 50s in the city tonight. 40s in the suburbs. spotty showers. and then rain early on, on sunday morning. 58 on monday looks good. tuesday, beautiful day. mild with sun breaks and 60 degrees. by wednesday, afternoon rain and the showers into thursday. and that is the tropical moisture we will be track can. long term trends for marathon morning on sunday are showing mild temperatures and the potential of a light shower,
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[ding] two large mashed potatoes and gravy? yes. [ding] and are you the real colonel sanders? [buzzing] it's finger lickin' good. a girl at a school in virginia, she threw the carrot at a teacher in the hallway as a joke. school officials did not find it funny but her mom is having a hard time digesting the charges. >> i don't understand the whole thing. yes, it happened. if they would have called and said, oh, she is in trouble, she got a couple of days inschool, maybe even a day or two out of school, but this has gone beyond that. we got court. she is charged. >> one month.
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now it is up to a judge to decide what kind of punishment aaliyah will get. all righty then. in this morning's health alert, the riskiest sports for knee injuries in children. new research suggests tears in the acl, a ligament in the knee, are on the rise in young athlete, according to insurance data. the highest risk sport for boys is football. followed by lacrosse and then soccer. for girls, soccer is the riskiest. followed by basketball. and lacrosse. >> got to watch out. and so many kids are playing the same sport all year round, it is not a good idea. >> yes. it can be almost as dangerous as a random carrot toss. so be careful out there when you see it. >> i love that you went there. >> when we come back -- i like it. i do like it. sam's weekend review. >> first, super cat saturday. and what is the good word?
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6:53. a new film headed to theaters across the country today. >> indeed. one of them focuses on the women who started the fight for equal rights in britain. entertainment reporter has the review. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of those movies that has been called cultural vegetables. those would be the films that
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do not go down easy, but are nevertheless good for you. well, i could not call this one of entertaining, it is definitely enlightening. suffrage, it might be the most important history lesson any of us will get this year. and though the struggle for women's rights is hardly over, it is useful to remember how much worse it was a century ago, before women even had the right to vote. >> what would do you with your vote suffrage jets were activists and one of the leaders played briefly in the film by meryl streep came to believe violent action was necessary to affect change. >> i insite women to rebellion. >> reaction from the was harsh. >> this has to stop. >> carrie mulligan acted her way into this year's oscar
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>> what gave you right to stand in the middle of the riot and nothing? >> maud is a woman willing to go to jail and lose her job and give up custody of her son in pursuit of her cause. >> he is where he belongs. it is up to me. >> these 20th century men are so mean and conditions are so unremittingly grim, it is kind of an anti-date movie. a feel bad film. destined to be more admired than loved. tough as it is to endure, there is no arguing its power and the performance by carry mulligan as a suffrage-jet deserves the oscar nomination she will likely get come january. >> that strikes me as this year's selma. >> absolutely.
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>> yes. >> absolutely. >> yes. >> eat your vegetables. that's how he started it out, right? you need to know about this. definitely. coming up, in the next hour, of eyewitness news saturday morning, today, loved ones and community members will gather for a prayer vigil in memory of a fallen nypd officer. that as police continue to investigate his murder. >> breaking news, a serious accident shut down some lanes of the southern state parkway. >> plus, an historic new jersey synagogue goes up in flames. crews managed to save though one sacred artifact. >> and you may need to hold your coats close. and closed. meteorologist amy freeze is here to explain with the accu-
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good morning, everybody. police uncover new surveillance video of three men wanted for questioning in relation to the deadly shooting of an nypd officer. >> it is going to be a royal challenge for the mets. the kansas city royals defeated the toronto blue jays in game six of the american league championship series. now they move on to the world series against our mets. >> uh-huh. game on. and also, a quickly changing storm system, hurricane patricia now just a category one storm, after hitting mexico, though, as an historically strong cat five storm. good morning, a live look at the george washington bridge. from fort lee. on this saturday, october 24th.
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>> sunrise getting a little bit lazy. you can tell, we are in that season. >> bottom line, we are sitting here in the dark for a while. during our show. and for the last hour, actually. but that's all right. >> that's why we like our coffee here. >> you got to bring your -- personality. good morning, this is eyewitness news saturday morning. hurricane patricia, continues to weaken. dropping to a category one storm as it makes its way across mexico. the storm made land fall last night on mexico's pacific coast as a monstrous category five hurricane. as the strongest storm on record, ever, in the western hemisphere. just think about that for a second. it was staggering. forecasters now expect patricia to be a tropical storm later this morning, but at this hour, of strong winds, and torrential rain, and as it continue to batter mexico. >> the remnants of hurricane patricia also will impact the u.s. this weekend. right now much of the texas
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heartland is under a flash flood watch. the national weather service expects the austin san antonio area to receive up to a foot of rain, and north texas already inundated with rain and flooding. we can see up to seven more inches, flash flooding near dallas. stranded drivers. and high water shut down a huge stretch of i-45. >> we expect to see more images for mexico, as the day moves on. of course, thoughts with people on the gulf coast, a messy weekend. >> and a lot going on. good morning, amy. >> well, good morning to the both of you. we have been watching hurricane patricia really looking at it, as it made land fall and one of the factors becoming so strong just before land fall was el nino, right now, is running the ocean currents 2-3 degrees warmer allowing it to intensify just before making land fall. and so that is one of the reasons that it made that quick jump in 24 hours. so a category, it habs been allowed to -- it has been allowed to fall quickly into
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we will talk more about that as the morning goes on. we started below freezing in a lot of spots, warming up into the 30s at least. monticello and andover, in the 20s overnight. and 29 in poughkeepsie. we have white plains at 36 degrees. and bridgeport, 38. and 40s for the buroughs. islip at 41. and belmar, 45. and clear skies overnight. the clouds are racing in. from the northwest. and you got to be up early to catch the sun this morning. mostly cloudy afternoon. tracking rain from the northwest. we will talk more about that as we go through the morning. right now, though, planning for the afternoon, expect temperatures in the 50s with a high of 57 in new york city. and easterly wind all day long. we will talk about the rain and what is ahead in the accu- weather seven-day forecast. michelle? >> amy, thank you so much. a prayer vigil and rally will be held this morning, in memory of faumen nypd officer randolph holder. meantime, police are trying to track down three men, seen in surveillance video, in connection with a gun fight that preceded the officer's death.
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eyewitness news reporter marcus soilis joins us from east harlem with the latest information. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. there is pain and grief amid the search for additional suspects. first, behind me, that memorial for officer randolph holder has been growing all week. as people have been paying their respects here. there will be that prayer vigil later this morning. now, as for the search for those suspects, nypd video released yesterday of three men wanted in connection with the shooting that led to the events that led to officer holder's death tuesday night. the men seen walking through the east river houses, now a gun battle there. drew police response, that included officer holder, he was shot in the head and killed. 30-year-old tyrone howard accused of opening fire at a pedestrian ramp, by the fdr drive. howard has been charged with officer holder's murder. as you said later this morning the reverend al sharpton will lead a prayer vigil at psa-5 where people have been stopping
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respects to the fallen officer. >> give yourself up. come in. get it over with. you're wasting the taxpayers money by the cops looking for you. >> reporter: we will go to the schedule of events for today at the national action network headquarters, a rally at 9:30, and then a prayer vigil here, at 11:30. live in east harlem, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, marcus. the public viewing for officer holder will be held next tuesday. at the greater allen ame cathedral of new york, in jamaica queens, 9:00 in the morning until 6:00 at night and funeral services wednesday afternoon at 3:00 at the church. breaking news to report to you this morning. authorities are now investigating an accident on the southern state parkway. all of this happened around near the parkway. the westbound lanes were closed
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for much of the morning, as crews investigated and cleaned up the accident. but that road has since reopened. also, new details, this morning, in a murder that took place in broad daylight. in the bronx. police have now arrested and charged two men in the shooting death of 20-year-old kimberly velasquez. the suspects are 18-year-old justin mateo and 20-year-old justin campkin both of whom are from the bronx. witnesses say velasquez may have been an innocent bystander when she was shot thursday on wary avenue near ps-89 and columbus high school. new information this morning on a fierce fire at an historic synagogue in new brunswick, new jersey. members of congregation pellsidek watched in disbelief as firefighters mopped up hot spots after the raising inferno consumed all three floors of the temple. the first call came in around 4:30 yesterday afternoon when a caretaker reportedly heard a bang and then smelled smoke.
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officials say typically happens with this type of building. >> they have large structural members. a lot of open space. and usually nobody is really there when the fire starts. >> it doesn't look very good for the synagogue itself. but definitely, it is a tragic loss for new brunswick. >> no one in the end was hurt. but the fire destroyed all but one of the congregation's sacred tora scrolls. well, in lighter news, and in the news, happy in new york, the mets, now know their opponent, in the world series. after the game last night, they will face off against the kansas city royals, starting tuesday night. last night, the royals divided the toronto blue jays, 4-3. in game six of the american league championship series. a great game. the royals last won the world series in 1985. that's just one year before the
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mets last won. in the world series a total of three times. just for you stat-loving folks out there. but the mets did for some fun. some of the players were in brooklyn for a special appearance on jimmy kimmel live. kimmel is a big fan. >> incredible. dozens of fans waiting for us in the parking lot when we got back. it is just amazing. it is nice to be able to make the city proud. >> we are all excited. we can't wait to start. and we are happy to be supporting new york. >> jimmy was happy to guys there. after speaking with us, the mets left the theater, signed some autographs and left to get ready for their workout later today. again game one tuesday night out in kansas city. fans are invited to cheer on their favorite team, at the hometown rally for the mets, on monday. the event is free. it is open to the public. they want a good turnout. it is all the queensboro hall in kew gardens monday afternoon.
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blue and orange. strongly encouraged. i don't think that will be a problem. not a problem at all. stay with eyewitness news. and abc7ny as we cheer on the mets starting tuesday night. the fall classic. again, it starts tuesday night. in kansas city. game one. they are going to do the first two games out there. and then the next three year. friday, saturday, sunday. >> right. >> our shift. >> yes. >> and we are going to shut her down. getter done. >> and that's the lay of the land for the series. >> blue and orange strongly encouraged. i love that. >> let's go. >> that is pretty funny. coming up on eyewitness news on saturday morning, thieves go for the grab at an apartment building but they may have taken something more precious than just a few packages. >> also ahead, high hurricane winds rip through mexico and topple travel plans for thousands of folks in the path of the storm. patricia has made a monster and still miles to go for us even in america.
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hurricane patricia disrupted travel plans for a lot of people headed to mexico from california. mexico's transportation secretary says officials were bracing for the worst from patricia, when it came ashore, in a sparsely populated area of southwestern mexico. thousands of american tourists were trapped in the storm's path. >> i have never been through something like this.
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lot of information how to prepare. and they just told everyone to meet in the lobby at a certain time. and then they evacuated everybody out of the building. >> that is scary. you know, you got your kids down there. you're out of your tree. you're not comfortable. >> the resort towns were greatly impacted. because of where the storm made land fall. but to think of the power of this storm, we've had some experience here with irene. >> too much. >> but the power of the storm when it came onland was more fierce winds. the ability to pick up cars. wipe out houses. if your house was not made of steel and concrete in these area, you're in trouble. a lot of fishing villages in the particular area of the storm where it made land fall. lots of problems. more like the ef-4, ef-5 tornadoes. and we will see in the daylight and if they can get the crews in there early this morning. it may be surprising.
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it may take some time to see what is going on. >> a rough night for those folks. prayers heading down there. and also, fingers crossed for up here as we got a lot going on. new york. some games. we have a race. we have things going on. >> yes. >> we have a game. >> and a game? >> yes. >> is there a run next weekend? i don't know. >> something. a couple hundred people. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> well, we will see if we can get you prepared. today, we start with clear skies overhead. there is some sunshine out there. as the sun comes up. official sunrise time is 7:16 this morning. and you got to take a quick peek because the clouds are racing in from the northwest and a mostly cloudy afternoon with temperatures below the average this time of the year. and we check the numbers at central park. and 41 degrees with humidity at 70%. and northeast winds at 5 miles an hour, and easterly component to the wind all day, that brings the clouds onshore and cool influence from the atlantic. massapequa, 42. and down the shore, temperatures are already in the mid-40s.
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but north and west of the city, clear skies. last night, the temperatures just fell off. sussex at 27 degrees. 29 for poughkeepsie. 30 for monticello. the headlines are patricia hurricane is pounding mexico. the clouds cloacting and "daybreak" tomorrow, clouds in the forecast with sun. and showers early on. forecast. and we may have a tropical connection. so all of those things coming together. we will show you the evidence here of the clouds, moving in from the north and west. and then this is the cold front that brings us the rain shot. that would be rain potential for tonight. and early on sunday morning. and it doesn't ruin the whole day tomorrow. so this is going to come in, sweep in, late tonight, through early tomorrow, and maybe by 11:00, the rain is over, on sunday, and we are going to get a decent afternoon. what is happening with hurricane patricia is a lot of rain through central mexico. the spin of the storm starting to disorganize but as the storm
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starts to go over the central mountains in mexico, it starts to break apart. losing its strength. so what remains is the tropical moisture. so moving at 21 miles an hour, and north/northeast, downgrade to a tropical storm status once we get into the afternoon and affects parts of central, eastern texas. and south texas. and places getting there, maybe up to 10, 12 inches of rain and watch the pattern here on the future cast. we set this up. this shows where the storm is right now. the central mexico area. moving into texas. you can see the showers all along the shoreline. and the tropical moisture catches up with that. it is carried into the gulf states. and further northward. how far north and east of this moisture? this may be catching up on the eastern seaboard and carried into the northeast. got to watch the long term models to see what happens run to run or day to day and get a better prediction and we think wednesday or thursday, we have a bit of tropical moisture caught up in our weather. future cast for today. easterly winds.
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clouds are in place. and a little bit of rain late tonight. carries through early tomorrow morning. by 6:00 a.m., north and west and through the city by about 9:30 10:00 a.m. and clears the area by noon tomorrow. monday looks like a great start to the workweek. so 57, that's what we got tore the high. and 53 tonight. pretty mild overnight. and showers get started. you need your umbrella early tomorrow. and then for the kid's games in the afternoons, whether you've got a t ball league, little league game, soccer league, whatever is going on, it clears out nicely. partly sunny on monday. 58. 60 on tuesday. 56 on wednesday. and that midweek would be potentially tropical moisture left there you go. >> and you know, looking long term, the marathon forecast, 42,000 runners. and not to mention the thousands of spectators as welcoming into new york city. right now, the trend is is toward mild temperatures and the potential for some light rain. >> perfect. >> before i complain about the
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welcome back, everybody. officials in passaic new jersey confirm that no alarm system was activated during the eight alarm fire that tore through an apartment building on wednesday. the city officials last inspected the building's alarm system back over the summer in july. not too long ago, they say it was working. back then. the cause of the fire, and the faulty alarm are still unclear. hundreds of residents have been displaced by that fire. caught on camera. a thief stole several packages from an apartment building in brooklyn including one that contained the ashes of a woman's mother. surveillance cameras recorded the robbery in bed-stuy on wednesday. and you can see the woman walk in and he apparently questions
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her and she is brazenly stuffing the packages in a bag. the texas high school student whose school project was mistaken as a bomb has gotten the clock back. it was cleared for release last month on the same day president obama invited ahmed to the white house. ahmed couldn't pick it up because he was too busy traveling. and looking for a new school. >> good kid. got to the white house. and it was a big national
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and now of course, they will head on to the world series. they will face a team you may have heard of. the new york mets. and soon we know the mets will be the ones celebrating yet again. when did they start wearing goggles in the locker room. >> that's new. >> that is a good idea. >> that hurts. in the eyeball. >> they have done it for years in the locker room and nobody did that. and now all of a sudden we need goggles. >> whatever. it doesn't matter. congrats to the royals. >> it hurts. >> on that win. and for your pending loss. >> there we go. >> ski goggles. >> very funny. >> those are ski goggles. good idea. it hurts. time for the morning sports headlines. here is rob. >> now all of the questions are answered. we mow who the mets are going to start to play the kansas city royals in the world series. it is the rest five games off.
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clinching game one of the world series, and the pennant. is it better to have played right away or take a few days off? or visit jimmy kim until brooklyn which some of the fellows did last night. right here on channel 7. really funny, too. earlier in the day an optional workout. half the team was out there. and everybody at the practice later today. and the mets will go from there. as far as the layoff goes, we do know this. not one darn thing anybody can do about it. >> if they're off, do their normal routines, and try to take live pitching which they will do so tomorrow and sunday, that's what what we can do. >> before we get to the world series, we get to football. good old rivalry games, it starts tomorrow at new england. the jets take on the patriots. a huge game in the afc east. they battle for the top spot. and brandon marshal figures to be a big part of the jets game stage. 100 or more receiving yards in four straight games and first time since 1968.
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>> and thinking about individual accolades, they love it, but for me, you know, the only thing that matters this year is winning. >> well, now to the giants, they host the cowboys at the meadowlands. they try to get them back for that loss in week one. it was a tough game. giants lost by one. this week, the giants try to get one back. and it might start by pressuring the new cowboys qb matt cassell. >> i think that is the point of emphasis. for our own pride. we didn't get enough pressure on the quarterback the last time we played. we want to change that this time around. >> let's get to hockey from last night. we go to brooklyn now. and the islanders won four in a row. at home to face the bruins. and they looked relaxed. murphy was there. popped over from kimmel. the nets. and isles jump in front. casey, in front, right place, right time, isles take the lead. they couldn't hold it. david patternak gets the big goal for boston and the isles lose 5-3 the final. and finally from us, the
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their swings in the word series but first they need something to swing. that's why workers are hard at work this weekend, at the louisville slugger factory. making all new bats for the they make them, they brand them, they deliver them. they will bring these bats to the mets tuesday, for game one of the world series. and that right will is the finished product. isn't that cool? that is the real bat. that's the real sportscast. whatever happens this weekend, laura has you covered. i'm rob powers. i will see you back here on monday. much more ahead on eyewitness news on saturday morning including a look at today's top stories. >> with the grief and morning for a fallen officer, the search for additional suspects. i'm marcus solis. the story coming up in a live report. >> thank you, marcus. >> also ahead, the mets are getting a little boost from some young fans in queens. how these students are encouraging the players. >> and will we feel any of the impact from record-setting hurricane patricia?
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meteorologist amy freeze has the accu-weather forecast and
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look at that. gorgeous shot of lower manhattan. kind of golden hugh of it all. not bad at all. a nice-looking start to your saturday morning. it is october 24. thanks for hanging with us. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. we have the whole weekend ahead of us. >> yes. >> if you're going to work, thanks for making time. if you're not, pull up the covers. >> exactly. i think it is one weekend people won't mind if it goes fast because everyone wants to get to tuesday night. >> tuesday night. they want to see the game. >> yes. >> they want to get started. >> let's go. let's get to tuesday. and get it over. boom. >> exactly. >> amy freeze, let's check in with you and see what kind of weather we are talking about, plus monday, i hop on a flight to kansas city. to be out there for the two first games of the world series.
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it up in the midwest a little i appreciate that. so there is good baseball watching slash repeating kc. >> it sounds good. >> i've got good weather. a little chilly maybe for you rob. but i think i can satisfy, quench the thirst, basically what i'm saying. all right, we get out there this morning, with some sunshine out there. but it won't last all day. clouds increasing. in the low 40s right now. and golden sun right there the pretty. west. up in monticello, poughkeepsie, and 37 for islip. and 47 for montauk. and right here on the satellite picture, look at the clouds racing in from the northwest. we also have an easterly component to the wind. so clouds coming in from the west. and we have a flow coming off the ocean. so those two will combine to make a mostly cloudy day. starting late tonight. coming with the cold front. and that lasts through early tomorrow morning.
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and the rest of the weekend is not a wash. so details on how quickly the rain clears out and what you can expect for sunday afternoon coming up but planning this day, we are in the mid-50s by noon, and 57 is the forecast high for new york city and i will have the accu-weather seven-day forecast coming up. >> amy, thank you very much. memorials continue today for nypd officer randolph holder, of course, he was the officer killed earlier this week, while on duty. meanwhile, police do have some questions, for three people who were spotted on surveillance video, and the men now being linked to a shooting that happened before holder's death. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us live harlem with more on this part of the story. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, rob. and yes, all week, this memorial for officer holder has been growing. this morning there will be a prayer vigil here led by the reverend al sharpton. as you mentioned, this comes as the police are asking are to the public's help for the search for additional suspects.
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released by the nypd yesterday. and they are looking for the three individuals there, in connection with the shooting that led to the sequence of events that ended with the death of officer randolph holder. and the gunfire at the east river houses drew a big police response tuesday night. and officer holder, the five- year veteran was among the officers responding. he was shot in the head and killed after chasing a suspect over to the f dr drive. and criminal history has been charged with the -- with a long criminal history has been charged with the officer's murder and here at psa-5, people have been coming with flowers and candles and heavy hearts. >> children shouldn't die before their parents. it is not the natural order of things. just stop by to pay my respects. pay my respects to the family. give my prayers. >> and so at 9:30 at the national action network headquarters, a rally led by the reverend al sharpton,
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followed by that prayer vigil here around 11:30. live in east harlem, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, marcus. the public viewing of officer holder will be held tuesday, in queens, with the funeral services on wednesday. of course you can stay with eyewitness news and abc 7ny for the latest on the investigation. a family stroll in a brooklyn neighborhood turned into an alleged hate crime when police say two teenaged brothers attacked a father because he spoke arabic. syed akmen and his wife had picked up their son from school, and they were walking home, when the brothers confronted them. he says one of the teens started cursing at his family. when he asked him to stop, the man pulled out a knife. stabbing him. in the stomach. that brother took off. but the other stuck around,
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he you're arabic. you deserve. it i am going to hit you. i will stab you. you deserve it. >> look at that injury. police arrived on the scene, eventually arrested both brothers. ahmed was rushed to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. >> wow. secretary of state john kerry will visit jordan today with a renewed push to ease escalating violence and tension between israel and the palestinians. meeting with the president and the king of jordan to diffuse the situation. stemming from the talk with the israeli prime minister beng nin netanyahu yesterday in berlin. and over the past five weeks, 10 israelis have been killed, in palestinian attacks and 48 palestinians have been killed today, hillary clinton heads to iowa for the democratic party's jefferson jackson dinner.
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called the best week yet of her 2016 campaign for president, the democratic front-runner returns to the campaign trail, after commanding a debate performance and escaping a joe biden performance and emerging unscathed from a benghazi hearing. a new quinnipiac poll shows clinton 57%, up 11 points from one month ago. turning the page here, has the donald been trumped? for the past few months, donald trump has led the crowded field of republican presidential candidates but a new candidate has gained ground. a poll shows dr. ben carson with 28% support. 9 points ahead of trump. but polls nation wade nationwide show the dand in first place. >> the through some barbs carson's way yesterday. >> he was responding. >> certainly. the mets are getting an
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extra dose of encouragement from some third graders in queens. >> the 8-year-old students at ps-144 have been writes letters, great ones, motivation to the players and the teachers have been posting inspiring words on twitter. what a great idea for grade lesson on letter writing to the mets. >> dear mets, i hope you would win. it would be great if you do. >> half of the population of new york state is cheering for you. >> if you are feeling nervous, don't be. dear new york mets. i hope you guys win. >> be confident and when the ball comes, hit it really hard. i am rooting for you. >> everybody is counting on you. but i know you can do it. you're amazing. you're so confident, too. if you win, we have no homework. i'm a huge fan. >> good luck. >> these letters were photographed and tweeted to the mets. and the mets tweeted back. >> thanks for the support. >> look at all of these letters
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the teacher decided to take their enthusiasm and put it on paper. >> now they are motivated. they want the mets to be like, wow, check out this letter we got from these guys. >> because of the success of the letter writing, they are much more engaged in the process. >> that is ms. olsen and mr. lazarus, two of the teachers and had is the principal. >> kids with great gifts and great challenges, they are always in the same kid and you never know which kid is who, they get a chance to shine. >> not everyone jumped on board. >> i am really a yankees fan. but because we are winning, i wanted to write the letter. >> oh, my gosh, look. the one honest person in new york. i found her. >> anyway, these kids are motivated. and winning, writing about life and winning and losing. >> everyone wants you to win. and we know you can do it. from lucy. let's go mets. let's go mets!
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wind of the class and they're encouraging words and tweeted them back and curtis granderson had a special message of his own for the students. >> hey, mr. lazarus, third grade class at ps-144, this is is curtis granderson with the new york mets. appreciate your hard work and are you motivating us and keeping us going and keep doing it, keep supporting the blue and orange. keep going and we will see you again soon. >> the class went nuts. >> and laura got the interview. are you the best. and he is a gentleman. class act.
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welcome back, everything. this morning, texas is bracing for even more rain. on top of what they have already gotten. and that is because remnants of hurricane patricia is now headed that way. the state is already sat waited, and now meteorologists say up to 20 inches of rain has fallen near dallas. dozens of drivers have become stranded. when they suddenly found their car in window-high water. the flash flooding forced a stretch of i-45 to close in
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fact for most of the night. the poor folks in mexico waking up to god knows what at this hour. we will have more images as the day goes through. and texas and indiana, getting ready for crazy rain. >> that's true. a lot of the labels that have come with this storm, strongest storm ever in the western hemisphere, the strongest wind gusts, and all of these labels particular storm. but most dangerous storm perhaps that we have ever seen, because it is the intensity of the system over such a large vulnerable population. we have resort town, fishing villages, and millions of people. >> and again, it is the strongest hurricane recorded in the western hemisphere. it is not all time, anywhere on planet earth. >> right, right, right. >> right. >> keep in mind, it is still up there. >> it is an impressive storm nonetheless. record breaking. but the thing is, is that we have only been keeping records for a number of years. not very long at all. since the satellite radar data. >> 1950s. >> yes.
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>> so we are small on the planet. there is no other way to say it. >> you're right. >> and we will be paying attention closely to see what happens with the storm as it weakens today. we will get caught up with what is happening in the gulf, as it potentially affects our weather by the middle of next week, and that's because the moisture can be collected, and other weather systems high in the atmosphere, and still impacted, influence our weather. looking down to the battery right now, one world trade, beautiful blue skies to start. this is how it begins. however, mostly cloudy day is what we are going to end up with. this afternoon. northeastern winds at 5 miles an hour and clouds from the west. and out on long island, we have 47 degrees right now. but it is is a mild temperature compared to what is happening. a little bit further inland. so be influenced by the ocean, yes. 7-10 degrees cooler this morning, than they were yesterday. but you get inland, and 20 degrees colder. in andover. than it was yesterday. at the same time.
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so a cooler air mass coming in. and we wait for another cold front that will actually bring a chance for rain late tonight and into tomorrow. so temperatures still below freezing. north and west. and we have 39 right now, in newark. and 45 in belmar. and 41 in islip. again, the reason for the warmer temperatures near the shoreline is the influence of the ocean which is actually, it has water temperatures right now, in the 60s. and so as the air comes across the water, it keeps us a little more mild, shall we say, compared to the inland temperatures that really bottomed out last night. mexico. and cat one storm right now. continuing to be downgraded. and as it goes further inland. and the clouds collect through the day in our area. showers tomorrow. and it does not rain out the day on sunday. then rain next week, we may have a tropical connection. it all comes back together potentially, at least for parts and louisiana. coast? that's what we're watching carefully. here is is right now, the front that is going to bring us rain,
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tomorrow. eastward. some showers. it will not rain out sunday but definitely wet for the early part of the day tomorrow. tropical tracker here showing the spin of the storm, starting to loosen up. but still, maintaining tropical very heavy rain. as it moves in to texas today. right now. hour. towards south texas. already rain is falling there from another weather system. so they are continuing to get pounded by this moisture coming in. it will push eastward. but there is also a flow coming into the gulf as well. and some of the moisture may get directed right into the east coast. caught up with a couple of fronts that are coming in for the early part of next week. how quickly that moisture moves once it gets to the southern u.s. is how we play that. tomorrow's early rain, 66 and sun breaking through the afternoon. and the accu-weather seven-day forecast, it shows us no rain really for today. and thus, that would be a spotty shower, showing up north
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and west, late in the evening, and then early tomorrow morning, we got to deal with this rain coming in between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m. before it pushes offshore. and we are done with that. it looks like monday has a pretty decent start as well. temperatures are mild. and rain will have wrapped up. 57 for the high today. and 53. low for tonight, spotty showers, in the city and tomorrow, early shower, before sunshine, and monday, 58, partly sunny and mild with sun breaks on tuesday. and 60 degrees. and wednesday and thursday, those are the days that we could have rain. and friday, 57 degrees. and i have been looking at the 10-day trend and the 20-day trend. and the 30-day trend. i am focused on next sunday. >> sure. >> so that is the marathon. 42,000 runners going 26.2 miles, in the new york city marathon. right now, the call is for mild temperatures, the potential for some wet weather. so we have to see how that balances out timing-wise. >> wasn't it a little wet last year. >> it was damp in the morning
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but it was the wind. the wind. >> 55 miles an hour. crazy. >> it is good to have a little spritz, right? >> it wouldn't be bad. >> the wind is not there, i won't complain. >> no complaining. >> all good thoughts. >> she will complain. that's why we love you. everybody is talking about the new album, adele's new album. >> it has been three years. >> hello. >> the first big single is out there. blowing up on youtube and social media. called hello. and it is a video and song. so this is the channel 7 community calendar, this is a throw-back dedication. it is a remix of the originator lionel ritchie hello. >> here is what is happening. bargain hunters keep coming back year after year. to benefit hudson corral in westchester is not your typical neighborhood tag sale. bring your friends and family to socrates annual halloween
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now to one of the top stories on abc 7ny, if you made the choice to eat fresh, are you entitled to a class action supplement. >> i like this story. the riegle action against subway, it grew from a 2012 social media post about a foot long sub that came up a little short. but only the nine plaintiffs in the preliminary resolution will actually see any dough, up to $1,000 each. however, the rest of us win subway's assurance that it will pay more attention to size. >> hmm. >> now i am hungry. >> that looks really good. >> i like all of it. a lot of salad on my sub. >> really? >> yes. >> salad? >> i put a lot of -- >> you get the extra meat? >> the meat, the mayo, the mustard and the bacon. >> and the peppers. >> yes. >> it is super cat meow. >> what do you have. >> a bunch of malarkey over here. [ laughter ]
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we are up early trying to get the cat's attention. come on over. get some breakfast. but malarkey is busy. obviously, can you see, malarkey is watching channel 7 waiting for super cat sunday, i mean saturday. and chilling out this saturday morning. we have mercedes sent in by peggy smith. what a cutie pie. a close-up. this one is ready for the pumpkin. black cat. halloween. i haven't gotten a lot of cat miscos tumes but oscar is ready to go. pirate variety. and the dogs are upstaging the cats on the cos tumes. >> sent in by june. and mugsy, get your paws up. super cat saturday. my twitter handle is amy freeze
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coming up in just a few minutes, gma's weekend edition. >> let's check in and see what is going on over there. >> hi, neighbors. michelle and rob, great to be with you on this saturday morning. breaking news. it is the strongest hurricane ever known to hit the western hemisphere. it slammed into mexico overnight. with many american tourists in the cross-hairs. we will speak to some of them. now it is on its way to texas. a state already dealing with massive floods. our team is right there on the ground. this morning. and it has happened again. a seventh high school football player dying after sustaining
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safety of one of america's favorite past times. what does this mean for the future of high school football? and what should parents know? meanwhile, the race for president, donald trump lashing out overnight against dr. ben carson. who is now for the first time beating trump in the polls in iowa. and on the democratic side, hillary clinton coming off 10 great days and about to celebrate with katy perry tonight, and a burning question, have you ever wanted to know which wine to pair with your favorite halloween candy? >> yes. >> there is now app for that. and sara haines will tell us about that, with her pre- halloween packed with fun pop news, all coming up this morning. and we know that rob, you prefer a merlot with your kit kat, i'm sure. >> i'm not drinking any merlot. >> thanks for cleaning that up. >> and clearing that up. >> yes. >> and alcohol and processed sugar. all of the good food groups.
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>> exactly. we just need a bag of potato chips. >> amen, my friend. >> have a great show. >> see you. 7:58. the top stories, a rally and vigil set this morning in honor of fallen nypd officer randolph holder. >> eyewitness news reporter marcus is live in east harlem with the latest. hi, marcus. >> reporter: rob and michelle, all week long we have seen this memorial grow. people coming and reflecting here. as they remember officer randolph holder, and there will be a prayer vigil later this morning. and in the meantime, the nypd asking for the public's help, as they search for additional suspects, in the shooting that led up to the events that ended with the death of officer holder. those three men seen in the east river houses believed to be involved in the shootout that preceded the gun battle between the suspect, accused of killing officer holder, tyrone howard, 30-year-old suspect, who is now charged with the officer's murder. the reverend al sharpton will lead a rally at the national
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action network headquarters at 9:30 and the prayer vigil here at 11:30. live in east harlem, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> take it amy. temperatures are in the 40s here in the buroughs. they are still sub-freezing north and west. sunshine to start off. it doesn't last all day. so expect clouds to come in. and a breeze coming out of the east much of the day. as we look over the east river this morning. and we will see temperatures maxing out. at about 57 degrees. so expect it to be on the cool side of things tonight. rain begins and it is a damp start to our day on sunday. 66 degrees expected tomorrow. i think the best part of the weekend is going to be sunday afternoon. so that is the accu-weather seven-day forecast. calling for more showers midweek. >> thank you. that's it for us. for the entire team at eyewitness news, thanks for joining us. stick around. "good morning america" is up next.
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