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this is 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. good morning, it's 4:30, and this week friends, loved ones and the nypd family will say good-bye to officer line of duty. a key piece of the investigation was found, and this as the community gathers to celebrate his life. >> dramatic pictures of a whale watching boat in canada that capsized. at least five people are dead.
recovery efforts are underway. >> the mets are in kansas city on the royals. huge celebrations are brewing as the franchise getting set for their first world series >> i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. >> it is monday october 26th, and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with your exclusive accuweather forecast. >> it was nice, warm yesterday. the temperature was at 68 degrees. we're going to be a little cooler today. we're starting out at 48, which is a little warmer than normal. it might drop the temperature a few more degrees before we get to sunrise. hauppauge is at 47 and north port at massapequa are at 49. this is a nice fall morning out there with a little wind. you need jackets and sweaters, that sort of thing. today we'll warm up into the upper 50s. that will be close to normal for this time of the year.
7 minutes. >> good morning,. >> hope you had a great >> i did. >> i just have to tell you we got word that route 18 in marlboro is closed. there is an accident. metro north new haven line, that ongoing track work, all lines of long island railroad, fine. close to schedule. as you go on to the new york state thruway it's an accident. overturned tractor-trailer involved in that one. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. thank you. at 4:32, loved ones are preparing to say good-bye to nypd officer randolph holder. he was gunned down in east harlem last week. tomorrow tyrone howard one of the suspects accused in the killing is expected to face a judge. the investigation continues after a gun which police believe was murder was recovered in the east river.
eyewitness news reporter dray clark live in east harlem with more. >> reporter: good morning, ken, this memorial behind me is one expression showing how much officer randolph holder was loved and admired within the nypd family. so many flowers and cards and candles outside psa5 here. officer holder's official funeral isn't until wednesday but last night members of the community celebrated his life through song and prayer. several hundred people including his father and fiancee attended the service. officer holder was shot and killed last tuesday pursuing a suspect here in east harlem. officer holder immigrated here from guyana. he was only 30 years old. early sunday morning around 3 a.m., 20 feet below the river nypd dive team members found the 40 caliber semiautomatic handgun that they believe was used to kill officer holder.
it's believe tyrone howard tossed the gun in the river after he allegedly killed officer holder. officer holder's fiancee spoke last night about his life and the pain of her loss and also talking about the last time she saw him. >> i have no idea where he kissed me on tuesday and said i love you. i'll see you later. that would be the last time i see him. >> now the national action network actually tweeted out this photo showing holder's family with reverend al sharpton. the network says that holder's family has actually asked reverend sharpton to deliver remarks at officer holder's funeral on wednesday. back here live outside psa5 you can see that photo there showing the young officer here surrounded by, again, so many flowers here and cards. this memorial only growing overred weekend. we were here on friday and coming back here on monday it's
even larger than what we saw when we were here last. we're expecting 20,000 police holder's funeral. we're live in east harlem, dray news. thank you. and the public viewing for officer holder will take place tomorrow at the greater allen a. m. e. cathedral of new york in jamaica queens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. funeral services will be wednesday afternoon at 3. 4:35. in part because of officer holder's death community activists want the police force to know they have the support of the city's citizens. they announced at headquarters that support rallies will be held simultaneously in all five boroughs tonight at 7 p.m. those rallies will be held at nearly every precinct in the city and are being coordinated with local clergy. organizers say this is a gesture of respect.
the nypd union leader is calling for a boycott of quentin tarantino movies after the -- pva president pat lynch released a statement calling the oscar winner a cop hater who makes a living glorifying crime and violence. the tarantino said many people had traveled to new york city to attend the event. the countdown is on and the mets are now just a day away from playing their first world series game since 2000. they're waking up in kansas city today, but there are two big hometown rallies underway right back here. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live now at queensboro where fans and former players will be celebrating laterred to. >> reporter: two major rallies today, one in nassau county
at 3:00 in front of queensboro park here. come the afternoon, this area they'll ooh standing in will be a sea of orange and blue. so many fans are expected out here that queens boulevard westbound lanes will be shut down from 1 to 6 this evening. meanwhile, as you know the mets have made their way down to kansas city and they're already getting down to business in missouri. we saw them as the team arrived in missouri yesterday. the players worked out in kc for the first time yesterday and there's another workout scheduled today. the mets and royals have only met nine times in their history. they haven't played each other in kansas city since 2004. captain david wright said the royals seem like a mirror image of the mets. >> it just seems like, you know, they're competitive, you know, fiery bunch, i think kind of like our guys. you know, it just seems like they kind of never go away.
they always find a way to win no matter what the score is, no matter what the situation is. they grind it out, and they never die and i think that's a tremendous compliment for a team so we're going to have our hands full for sure. >> reporter: first pitch of the game is tomorrow night at 8:07. if you've got your mets pride, your orange and blue, hashtag lgm and of course tweet us at abc7ny. we want to see all your mets pride. live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. once again pep rallies for the mets are scheduled for today. queensboro president will host a rally at borough hall from 3 until 5 p.m., and then at 5 there's another rally on long island on the front steps of the executive and legislative building in minneola and the dome will be lit in mets orange and blue. also don't forget eyewitness news is your mets station. we'll be with the team every step of the way as the amazins take on the kansas city royals
in the world series. rescue efforts are still underway but canadian authorities say at least five people have died when a whale watch boat sank off vancouver island in british columbia. there were 27 people on board, 21 were taken to the hospital and one is still unaccounted for. more than a dozen boats rushed to the scene. the searchers found bodies, lifeboats and the bow of the sinking ship still above water. the 25-year-old woman who authorities say drove into a parade, parade goers at a home coming game is expected to appear at court >> deja chambers is charged with four counts of second degree murder. chambers plowed into a crowd saturday. four people died, dozens were chambers was officially facing a charge of driving under the influence but her lawyer intoxicated. >> she only remembers from what
of the crash, people removing her from the car, shards of glass being everywhere, and her being extremely confused. >> three adults and a 2-year- old child died in that crash. the number of critically hurt now stands at 4. new jersey governor chris christie is apologizing after apparently making too much noise on an amtrak quiet car. the governor's office says christie accidentally took a seat in the quiet area on the express from washington d. c. to new york yesterday morning. witnesses say he was speaking loudly on his phone and asked to leave the car. aides say left once he realized his mistake. a fellow passenger posted pictures on instagram of christie departing. it's 4:40. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic with bill. >> they don't play on that quiet car. they don't care who you are.
see staten island past 1 world trade there, the verrazano bridge, great visibility,ing cool weather this morning and crisp. grab a jacket. you'll need that. 38 to the north and west. today we'll keep our eyes on patricia around mississippi. center looks to be around baton rouge. it will bring us some rain on wednesday. before that we'll have some really nice weather and tomorrow actually. 50 by 10:00, noontime, 53. a little cooler, 59 later on in the afternoon. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather was at the rutgers game saturday night. >> i was at the game. >> how did that turn out for you. >> it didn't turn out well for us at all, no, it didn't lori. >> lori went to ohio state and heather went to rutger's and rutger's badminton team came up toly the football game. >> are we done now? >> yeah, we're done.
york state thruway is doing just fine through the garden state parkway. the new york state thruway south at exit s we have an overturned tractor-trailer being cleared away. subway service is running on or close to schedule. we have this problem route 18 is closed down in marlboro on the southbound side near newman springs road with that accident. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken over to you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a miracle rescue caught on camera. a toddler separated from his mother after their small boat sank is left floating in the middle of the sea alone for hours, that until a group of fishermen spots him. >> also a massive fire devours this home in massachusetts with the homeowner inside. we have details. >> a florida woman calls for help after discovering her
. 4:45. a super soaker down south, more than 20 inches of rain coming down on the bible belt south of the dallas, more than 70 rescues including a man and his dog. the flood waters were so powerful they actually derailed train cars further south in galveston, 50-mile an hour winds and 10-foot waves caused an empty tanker to run aground. the water is draining in most parts of texas but flash flood watches remain in effect. that is some serious water. let's check this with meteorologist bill evans. >> first off, here's a look from our roof camera toward midtown here. the lights are on at wollman rink right there. this morning we're going to be seeing the moon for you. we show you that from our crew. thank you very much. beautiful full moon out this morning, clear skies, very comfortable, cool and crisp.
it's going to be a nice start to your day. here's what's going on. we're looking at temperatures starting out around 34, 35 o's degree. it's a morning when start out about 48. winds are north at 3 and the pressure rising pointing to a great day. you see it's a little cool and crisp up in here towards the catskills, 37 around monticello, 37 andover, down around phillipsburg, 38 white plains to rocklin county, east around west orange. got a light wind. it's mostly out of the north, a light to a calm wind today, high pressure is coming across. it's going to make for a great day. this is the remnants of patricia putting a lot of rain mississippi, alabama, tennessee. this will keep cutting on up through the ohio valley. canada. we'll be on the eastern side of that. we get rain out of that
through the ohio valley as we get to midnight tuesday night, and here we go into wednesday morning. you'll see that rain across the area through the northeast, the ohio valley. we'll spread right into canada. not looking at any flooding. roadways. october. we're going to be looking at streams, and creeks and rivers. tomorrow we're at 61. clouds start to increase from patricia. it will move quick. sunny and cooler today we're at 59. tonight it's color, it's cool. it's 30s in the suburbs, 45 in the five boroughs and tomorrow we've got sunshine and we'll have clouds late in the day. the high is 61. here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. we'll have some rain on wednesday, maybe 1 to 2 inches of rain, but then we're looking at warm sunshine on thursday, cooler weather on friday, great weather for the world series that comes to town on friday. great weather for halloween on saturday.
i don't think you need to wear the coat over the costume. >> yay. >> and then great weather for the marathon on sunday. >> that's not bad at all. we get to that little rain to help the drought situation. >> a lineup of activities going on here. >> yeah. this is a big weekend. >> yeah. it's huge. >> just like saturday night was a big night, got some popcorn and i'll sit in front of the television, flipped on the rutgers ohio state game and i watched this kid jt barrett run all over the university of rutgers. >> wow, run all over. >> the whole university. he went through the cafeteria. he went through the gym. >> oh, this hurts. >> i don't need to say anything. i'll let him do it. >> i know. >> go ahead heather. >> lori's just sitting there smiling. we are going to go to our maps. we'll talk about mass transit. doing okay, no major problems metro north, new haven line ongoing track work. all lines for long island railroad or new jersey transit on or close to schedule.
subway service is also running on or close. if you are heading on to route 18 in marlboro we have this ongoing closure southbound near newman springs road. all lens are closed with an accident. as you travel on to the new york state thruway on the southbound side near exit 14 that's an accident. overturned tractor-trailer, off on the shoulder, being cleared. route 9 south near main street another accident. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori over to you. a family of refugees trying thanking turkish fisherman. mohammad hasson and his mother are safe. the two were among dozens found floating in the august i can't imagine sea by turkish fisherman. they pulled the little boat on to -- the little boy on to
an explosion of fire tore apart a home in tuneton massachusetts. neighbors say their homes were rocked by the strength of that explosion. florida police have arrested the woman who called 9- 1-1 to say that she had found her neighbor stabbed to death. 67-year-old debra kinsey is facing murder charges for the tuesday night killing. the victim charlotte nichols was stabbed 70 times in the torso, neck and head with knife or screwdriver. after the killing it was kinsey who spoke with reporters and cried about the tragedy. >> i walked towards the kitchen because she said something about doing dishes earlier. >> after the killing she
allegedly went to a local pawnshop to sell the victims' rings. 4:51. a utah teen remains hospitalized following some terrifying moments in his high school gym class. surveillance cameras captured the moment 14-year-old skylar nelson collapsed. turns out skylar's heart had stopped. a vice principal knew to jump into action. >> he was gone. i mean, for the most part from what we saw, he was gone. and so, you know, we just did what we were trained to do, and you know, anybody in that situation i think would have done the same thing. >> i'd like to say thank you very much, and i'm grateful and god bless you. >> skylar was born with a he underwent heart surgery and is now expected to make a full recovery. timing is everything right? >> it is 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, two men are behind bars after police say they held three people at
gunpoint inside of a home in gunpoint inside of a home in new jersey. that story is coming up next. >> strike avoided for now. the united auto workers union some of my competitors plan to reduce the use of antibiotics over the next few years. but what are you having for dinner tonight? try perdue simply smart and harvestland .
marathon just a week away, there a lot of work to do. yesterday in central park construction crews were hard at work putting together a temporary building steps from the finish line. the marathon pavilion will host prerace event this is week for runners. race supporters and the public. the pavilion opens today at 7 a.m. you can see the tcs new york city marathon here on channel 7 sunday november 1st. special live coverage begins at 7 a.m. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans and your accuweather forecast. shall we? i forgot i was enjoying myself in the weather office just looking at the weather. it's a very pretty morning. we're looking at a morning where we start out with temperatures, 30s to the north,
into the mid-50s. it's going to get ugly. >> hey, mo, yes, here we go, we're looking at temperatures of 37 around -- 47 around islip. grab a jacket. >> yes. >> i look like rutgers against ohio state university saturday night. >> this is just getting old. >> let's go over to our maps. we're going to talk about what's happening here. unfortunately this accident is still with us in marlboro. all lanes are closed down. and we have another closure in watchen jeurys fall on 9 south near main street. that accident also being cleared. new york state thruway on the southbound side near exit 14 an accident. overturned tractor-trailer. it's off on the shoulder. everybody has to slow down and take a look. subway status, our subway service is on or close to schedule. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. thank you.
it's 4:56 and police in new jersey arrested two men accused in a violent home invasion. this happened early saturday morning in garfield. prosecutors say 22-year-old xavier epps and 21-year-old tymell white forced their way into a home at gunpoint and the ground. assaulted someone before other electronics. police are searching for a third suspect. >> family members and loved ones say good-bye to officer randolph holders two days before his funeral and a viewing open to the public tomorrow. >> we have new information overnight in the search for the gunman behind a deadly shooting outside a bronx strip club. police have named a suspect. they just can't find him. >> and meteorologist bill evans has your exclusive workweek accuweather forecast. it's starting off real nice but somewhere toward the middle of the week things do a little changing.
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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. good morning, it's 5 a.m. this week family and friends will say a final good-bye to officer randolph holder. the nypd officer killed in the line of duty almost one week ago, and we are live with the growing tribute in his honor. >> and new overnight, pictures and video the police want you to see as they work to track the suspects behind a deadly shooting of a deli employee in the bronx. >> and the mets quest for the world series championship just
seven game series against the royals. i'm lori stokes. >> so exciting. thank you for joining us i'm ken rosato. today is monday october 26th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. we begin with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> we're going to see a beautiful sunrise after 7:00. cool and crisp this morning. temperature around 48 degrees. that's your 5 a.m. temperature. we're looking at a clear sky and light northwest wind. hopatcong is 36. 41 bridgeport, 46 islip to 51 towards montauk. we're going to be looking at sunshine, 8:00 temperature, 46. 53 at noon. we've got a light northerly wind today, a great fall day. we've got some rain coming for wednesday. we're going to talk about the end of the week. just the world series, new york marathon, halloween, nothing major going on this weekend. moment. route 18 is a mess. >> we're going to head to our maps, we'll talk about marlboro
new jersey where route 18 is closed down on the southbound side near newman springs road because of an accident. all lanes are shut down. as you head through wappingers falls you'll find route 9 closed with that accident and the new york state thruway south near exit 14, overturned tractor-trailer off on the shoulder but it is causing a little delay. subway services on or close to schedule. hudson parkway ongoing construction blocking one lane. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. thank you. it's 5:02 and family, friends and loved ones are preparing to say their final farewells to officer randolph holder killed in the line of duty almost one week ago. the gun believed to have been used to shoot and kill officer holder was discovered early yesterday morning in the east river. investigators are continuing to comb the area around the fdr drive for any additional evidence.
clark is live at the precinct officer holder served in east harlem. >> reporter: standing outside psa5 here in east harlem there is no doubt that officer randolph holder's death has had a tremendous impact on not only his nypd family but also the community. so many expressions of grief and gratitude within this large memorial for the fallen officer here. last night several hundred members of the community held a celebration of life service for officer holder. there was singing and praying, stories shared and memories recalled of officer holder's life. the officer was shot and killed last tuesday pursuing a suspect here in east harlem. his accused killer tyrone howard was arrested a short time later. officer holder immigrated to the u.s. from his native guyana. he was 33 years old and a five- year veteran of the nypd. among those at the tribute service was his father and his fiancee.
he saw the good in everyone. he was -- you know, he loved his job. he wanted actually to be a detective. >> reporter: and last night officer holder's family was seen in this picture here with reverend al sharpton. this is actually a picture tweeted out by action network. the network says officer holder's family contacted the reverend al sharpton and asked if he would deliver remarks at officer holder's funeral on this coming wednesday. back here live outside psa5 you can see one of the expressions of grief for officer holder is this poster here. it reads new york's finest, police officer randolph holder when a hero falls an angel rises. again, a very large and still growing memorial for the fallen officer. meanwhile we're expecting possibly as many as 30,000 police officers from around the country to attend wednesday's funeral service for the late officer.
we're live in east harlem, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and the public viewing for officer holder will take place tomorrow, and the greater allen a. m. e. cathedral of new york in jamaica queens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. funeral services will be there on wednesday afternoon at 3 officer holder will be buried in his native guyana. 5:05. new this morning, on -- new information this morning a deadly shooting outside a strip club in the bronx earlier this week. 26-year-old garrett warren is the suspect in the killing of jose feliciano. the shooting happened outside the key club and cabaret. that happened october 9th. police say feliciano became involved in a fight between two women in the parking lot. one of the women is believed to be warren's girlfriend. warren shot feliciano after feliciano punched him. police search for the killer who shot a bronx grocery
investigators released these new jerseys overnight -- images overnight. they're trying to find these men in connection with a shooting that left a man dead. they left and one came back and shot the worker. >> he was really a nice guy. he didn't deserve to die like that. >> we used to come here and just relax. so for someone, for that to happen you know, is kind of messed up. >> police say this vehicle was seen leaving the scene shortly after the shooting. if you have any information you are asked to call crime stoppers. that number 1-800-577-tips. a 15-year-old in new jersey is accused of shooting two weekend. the suspect lives in the same neighborhood where the two 16- year-olds were shot down the street saturday night. critical condition. the suspect was taken into custody yesterday and charged with attempted murder, assault, ask weapons charges. it's still unclear if the
victims were the intended targets of the attack. it's 5:07. the united auto workers union and general motors have a tentative contract agreement this morning. the deal avoids a strike for now. the uaw had set a deadline of midnight to reach a new agreement or go on strike. union leaders will meet in detroit wednesday to vote on the deal. if it is approved, union members will then vote. 5:07. and the mets are now just a day away from playing the franchise's first world series game since 2000, and they're waking up this morning in kansas city where the fall classic starts tomorrow night. the mets held their first workout in kc yesterday. another is set for today and media. manager terry collins says the world series routine is an adjustment. >> it's going to be new, and it's going to take time. we've got guys that even though it's just a workout, it takes them -- they go through a
affected. we've got to get used to some things. >> the teams have only played nine times against each other in their history, and their last meeting was two seasons ago at citi field. >> governor andrew cuomo is showing his faith for the mets through a friendly wager. cuomo bet an assortment of new york foods and products. there's also a personal stake. the losing governor must wear the winning team's jersey for an entire workday. cuomo appears confident tweeting nixon, you're going to look great in blue and orange. eyewitness news will be with the team every step of the way as the amazins take on the kansas city royals in the world series. we would like to see how you're celebrating.
you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we've got gorgeous weather. here's our camera at 4 times square looking south. what a clear sky. it's cool, it's crisp. we've got a little breeze out of the north and northwest. grab a jacket, grab a sweater. we're looking at temperatures warming up into the 50s. 48 right now. 47 before sunrise. northwest winds here, clear skies, great day, clouds will be coming up from patricia. this is the remnants of patricia now. a low pressure system bringing a lot of rain to louisiana, mississippi that will move into the ohio valley. wednesday. today a great start to the week, 59 will be your high temperature this afternoon, a cool and crisp day. at the bus stop, dress warmly. a little chilly, breezy, chilly, 46 at the bus stop.
green because, well, she's throwing out crack back blocks at the bus stop today because she's upset about that rutger's game saturday night. >> i was okay until the guy in the blue-green hat had to start with me this morning. >> yeah, there you go. >> heather don't play. >> no. >> that's right lori. >> maybe if you had been a cheerleader at rutgers they would have won that game. >> let's go to a webcam and show you the henry hudson parkway near the bridge. we have a lot of traffic cones there. it's a long-term construction project. let's go to our maps. hen are i hudson parkway on the henry hudson bridge, one lane is closed off. long-term construction. george washington bridge inbound, lower level, palisades parkway approach, e-z pass only, a very minor delay. mass transit is doing okay and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. thank you heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the search for
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. ed search for survivors continues after a whale watching boat sank off british columbia. units have been using night screening equipment to search the waters. at least five people have been confirmed dead. 21 were rescued and taken to the hospital. and one person is still missing. senator schumer and amy schumer are teaming up for
their crusade on guns. the two appeared days after -- the now they're calling for closing background check loopholes making background checks more effective and stopping the movement of illegal guns across state lines. >> i know the tweets i get say that you want to take away people's guns. i'm saying if you're a violent criminal, domestic violence offender or severely mentally ill you will not be able to purchase a gun. to call, write, tweet, post on facebook, march to stop gun violence. that could create a ground swell forcing the vote early next year. i want to take a moment to thank the out for the guild for exceptional children on friday night near coney island. the guild is over 57 years old. it serves children and adults in and around brooklyn living with developmental disabilities, an amazing group of people working with over a
and over 90% of all the money that they raise goes directly to all their clients. i can't thank everybody enough for showing up. >> so nice. >> this was friday night. >> on friday night. >> just one of my favorite events i do every year. i love this group of people. thank you again. >> they're so appreciative that you're there, too, you know. means a lot. let's check in with bill now. >> good morning everybody. we take a look from our camera at 4 time square. a nice start to the day. you can see down to the verrazano that are raise bridge. a north to a northwest wind. the temperature is 48. the humidity is dry. 30, 34, strong high pressure. normal high is 61. we're going to be a little under that today. yesterday we had that 5/100 of an inch of rain. the sun came out in the afternoon. it was absolutely gorgeous yesterday.
and the sun's up this morning at 7:19. 46 at smith town. 48 babylon to brook haven. you get inland, it's going to be a little chilly. 36 monticello, 32 poughkeepsie. we're looking at a 3 to 5 miles an hour wind out of the north to northwest, a calm wind. a beautiful time for today and tomorrow, sunshine, wind out of the north from this high pressure ridge. eventually what will overrun that is the remnants of patricia here. it will come our way. i don't expect it to be a flood maker because we had hardly any rain this october. very dry. you see the low itself will keep cutting through the ohio valley and bring a lot of the ohio valley, and right to us a lot of rain as we start the day on thursday. it's off and on rain on thursday. i don't think there's flooding but there could be ponding on roadways. 59 today, and sunshine, this high slides eastward. here comes patricia on the back side of that with clouds
today is a little cooler than yesterday. yesterday's high was 68. clear skies tonight. tomorrow a sunny day, clouds late in the day. we're at 61 which is our normal high temperature. there's the rain for wednesday. after wednesday, thursday is a great day. sunshine, 69 degrees, and then the weekend looks really good. it is a busy weekend. rest up now. we've got world series baseball friday, halloween saturday, and we've got, you know, world series baseball saturday, too, and halloween. >> and the marathon. >> and the marathon's on sunday. >> that's awesome. that's all channel 7. that's the exciting part. >> there's a lot going on in this town this weekend. >> you know who else is exciting? heather o'rourke. >> thanks ken. >> what do you got on the roads. >> not a lot of non-excitement. let's talk about our basement we have our subway service on or close to schedule.
happening as you go through marlboro. it's route 18, it's closed southbound near newman springs road. an accident. and over here as you travel on to route 1 south near ridge road, that is another collision being cleared in south brunswick. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. our mass transit doing very well. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we're feeling a little chill in the air this morning. it's not winter yet, a new plan to keep new yorkers who are in need warm next season.
washington is supplying $326 million to keep new yorkers warm this winter. the money will go to low income residents and senior citizens bills. senator schumer says funding from the low income home energy assistance program is critically important. schumer also says that people should not have to choose between paying for heat or paying for food and medicine. time is 5:21. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. your accuweather forecast. some temperatures. 36 monticello, 33 sussex, 38 around new city, a little chilly in rocklin county, 41 around bridge port, the five boroughs. we are looking at 50 around
laguardia and jamaica queens around 46. a little northwest wind in here. with the northwest wind that makes it feel a little on the cooler side. we are looking at a clear sky today. weather and traffic together, weather and then heather. how's it going out there? >> we'll head over to marlboro new jersey where we have that closure of route 18 because of an accident southbound near newman springs road. you want to avoid that area with all lanes closed down. as you head over here to south brunswick, route 1 south near ridge road, that is another accident being cleared. going up into wappingers falls. route 9 south near main street, another accident being cleared away. all lanes are closed there. new york state thruway southbound near exit 14. this is an overturned tractor- trailer, you are going to find everything off on the shoulder. people may slow down and start rubbernecking. metro north, new haven line you have ongoing track work. all lanes are doing just fine. all lines for long island
transit and our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, what led the nypd union leader to call for a boycott of all quinton tarantino movies and the director's response. >> also ahead, the martian defied gravity this weekend taking the number one spot at the box office. the sales that made it sore to the top. >> channel 7 is your home for the tcs new york city marathon, and we're taking you mile by mile introducing you to some of the new yorkers you're going to
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mcdonald's newest menu item, sweet potato fries. >> they're being offered at some restaurants in the texas panhandle. no word on whether they'll be sold to a wider audience. >> fries at this hour? >> always. >> that's america's money. >> coming up in our next half hour, we're going to update you on the investigation into a deadly shooting of an nypd officer on duty, and we're live at where officer randolph holder served the community and a hd net 3.
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>> and let's go mets, the amazins will get one more practice day in before they face the royals in the world series, and we are live in queens with the big rallies today. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's monday, october 26th, and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> good morning, lori, good morning everybody. thank you very much for joining us. this morning we're looking at an absolute gorgeous start to your day. we're looking at 48 degrees, it's cool, it's crisp, 45 long branch. over towards sayreville to hunterdon, somerset county, about 40 degrees. newark is 44. 41 around bridgeport. lots of sunshine today, it's cool, it's crisp. it's a high of 58 to 59 degrees this afternoon. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. off to a great start of weather this week. how are we starting off in the traffic department?
mass transit is doing fine. metro north you have ongoing track work. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing fine. subway services running on close to schedule. we have this new accident, garden state parkway north exit 151, a couple of lanes closed down. if you're headed on to route 18, another closure, marlboro south near new man springs road. route 1 south near ridge road, another collision is being cleared. watchen jeurys falls, all lanes are closed down. the southbound side near exit 14, that's the exit for the garden state parkway, this is an overturned tractor-trailer on the side of the roadway. they're trying to get that cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. thank you very much. and it will be an emotional
of officer randolph holder killed in the line of duty almost one week ago. there are several planned tributes for him. we are hearing from his fiancee for the first time. dray clark live in east harlem with the story. >> reporter: good morning ken. this memorial outside psa5 here in east harlem is just one expression of how much officer randolph holder was loved and admired within the nypd family. officer holder's official funeral isn't until wednesday. last night hundreds of members of the community celebrated his life through song and prayer. several hundred people including officer holder's service. officer holder was shot and killed last tuesday while harlem. he emigrated here to the u.s. from his native guyana. he was only 33 years old and a five-year veteran with the nypd. early sunday morning around 3 a.m. 20 feet below the east river
nypd dive team members say they found the 40 caliber semiautomatic handgun that they believe was used to kill officer holder. it's believed accused cop killer tyrone howard tossed the gun in the river after he allegedly shot and killed officer holder. officer holder's fiancee spoke about his life and the pain of her loss and seeing him for the last time. >> i have no idea when he kissed me on tuesday and said i love you. i'll see you later that that would be the last time i see him. >> reporter: now the national action network actually tweeted out this picture of officer holder's family with reverend al sharpton. according to the national action network, they say holder's family reached out to the reverend asking him to deliver remarks at holder's funeral on wednesday. meanwhile, back here live outside psa5 you can see just a tremendous amount of cards and candles and flowers, a very large memorial that we expect will only continue to grow,
wednesday, the day when officer holder will be celebrating, his life celebrated in queens. we're expecting some 20 or 30,000 police officers from around the country to attend his funeral, and we also know that jetblue is offering those officers who are coming from around the country free air fare so they can attend the funeral for officer holder. dray thank you. and the public viewing for officer holder will take place tomorrow at the greater allen a. m. e. cathedral. funeral services will also be there on wednesday afternoon. that starts at 3 p.m. holder will be buried in his nightive country of guyana -- native country of guyana. the nypd union leader is calling for a boycott of quinton tarantino movies. the director participated in a protest against police brutality days after the death of officer randolph holder.
pat lynch released a statement calling oscar winner a cop hater who "makes a living glorifying crime and violence." tarantino said the timing of saturday's rally was unfortunate and said many people had traveled to new york city to attend the event. he said "i'm here to say i'm on the side of the murdered." the 25-year-old woman accused of driving into parade spectators at a home coming game is expected to appear in court today. adacia chambers has been charged with four counts of second degree murder. police say chambers plowed into a crowd at the oklahoma state university home coming parade on saturday. four people died including a 2- injured. chambers was initially facing a charge of driving under the influence but her lawyer says intoxicated. >> she only remembers from what was communicated with me the end of the crash, people removing her from the car,
and her being extremely confused while at the same time trying to maintain the ability to cooperate. >> chambers' attorney says she and happening today, many of new jersey's top politicians hit the jersey shore for a hard fought welcome home. the town of belmar is welcoming displaced by superstorm sandy. they are back thanks to a fund- raising campaign that brought in $240,000 in cash, materials and labor. most of it came from people who don't even know the recipients. this thursday will mark the third anniversary of sandy making landfall. it is 5:36. and the kickoff of the world series is just a day away in kansas city, but mets fans are not waiting that long to show their support for the amazins in their first trip to the world series in 15 years. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live in queens where huge rallies planned for this
afternoon. kala. >> huge here at queensboro hall where that's expected around 3 this afternoon, and we're talking about crowds so big they will be shutting down queens boulevard here, at least the westbound lanes from 1 this afternoon to 6 this evening. it will be a sea of orange and blue. mets pride will be seen as far as the eye can see. meanwhile, the mets aren't even in town for these rallies. they're already in missouri. they're spending their fistfight in kansas city after working out in missouri -- first night in kansas city after working out in missouri yesterday. even though they're more than 1,000 miles away from home, daniel murphy says the fans excitement has followed the team to kansas city. >> it's really awesome that, you know, myself and this group of guys, this group of men have been able to bring, you know, bring something like this to the city with the understanding that, you know, we still feel like we have some work to do,
feel like we can feel the excitement of the city. >> reporter: well, games like this, the world series brings a lot of excitement, and of course some friendly bets. the governors of missouri and new york have made a friendly bet. governor nixon of missouri will have to wear a mets jersey to work all day if the mets win, which they probably will, and of course our governor andrew cuomo will have to wear a royals jersey if the mets lose, which they probably won't all day to work. we'll have to wait and see what happens. everybody is waiting for game 1 starting tomorrow. first pitch at 8:07 tomorrow night in kansas city. we're live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. >> i'm with you. >> and in addition to the rally in queens, there's another rally in long island. it will be on the front steps of the executive and legislative building in minneola, that's at 5 tonight. the dome will be lit in mets orange and blue. eyewitness news is your mets station.
every step of the way as the amazins take on kansas city royals in the world series. it's 5:39, and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with mom bill evans and the -- meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> a nice fall start to the day, looking at the empire state building, new york life building down to 1 world trade. in the distance is staten island, the verrazano narrows bridge, a beautiful temperature as we start this morning on monday morning, 48 degrees. the humidities are dry. the winds out of the north and northwest very lightly it will go to about a 6 to 12 miles an hour wind with high pressure giving us great weather today and tomorrow. eventually the remnants of patricia going to win out with some rain on wednesday. much needed rain coming our way. temperature by noontime is 53. we're about 59 this afternoon. soothings going to be a little cool and crisp. grab the jackets and sweaters and sunglasses.
7 minutes. >> it's very tricky. it's a commute this morning. >> route 18 is still closed. then we have this problem on route 1 south at ridge road and south brunswick. that accident has been cleared. garden state parkway, an accident cleared away. that was reported right away. inwe have all of our mass transit running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. it is 5:40. we have breaking news in afghanistan, and we're just getting word of a massive earthquake there. we're also gathering information we're going to bring it to you next. >> and we're going to share the dramatic new video inside the
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. we have breaking news about a massive earthquake centered in afghanistan. the epicenter is about 27 miles southwest of jam afghanistan. this powerful quake was felt in pakistan and across northern india in the pakistani capital of islam bad. people poured out of office buildings and a panic reciting verses from the koran. there no word on the extent of damage or injuries. video released overred weekend shows an extraordinary look at a high stakes commando raid on an isis compound in iraq. u.s. special forces and freed dozens of hostages from a prison but it cost an american soldier his life. the video was captured in iraq
mission. defense secretary ash carter praised the highly decorated commando. the u.s. joined kurdish forces because isis was planning a mass execution. >> prayers. their graves had already been prepared. >> government officials say 70 freed, isis intelligence was freed during the raid. sergeant willis' body returned to the united states over the weekend. breast cancer awareness and fund-raising continued this weekend. >> i was honored to be the emcee for the walk for awareness. the money helps pay for diagnostic testing and care, something lori's done for years. >> for years, and i was so thankful you stepped in. this is more than 15 years it's been going on. $1million has been raised for
the englewood hospital foundation. they do just incredible work and what a turnout they had. >> it was packed. >> and the weather is always so good. thankfully everybody brings their pooches along. i've done it eight years or something like that. hi to go out of town. thank you so much for being there. i heard off the winning were swooning. >> they missed you very much too. definitely a great organization. >> 5:45. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look at the chrysler building and we're looking from there across the east river from roosevelt island to flushing bay, and a pretty morning it is. a day where we start out with clear skies, and starting out your day a beautiful sunrise, and the sunrise just after 7:00 this morning. as we look from brooklyn to the lower east degrees. 30.34.
our mark of fair weather is 30.00. anything above that is extra credit. it's a beautiful day. yesterday's high was 68. normal high is 61. we're going to be a little bit below normal today, a little cooler day. gone in the afternoon, sunny. perfect afternoon. sun's up at 7:19 this morning. sets at 6:00. rain off and on wednesday from the remnants of patricia and then we've got super weather to end the week and gorgeous fall weather to get into what's a very busy weekend. a lot of stuff going on. world series, halloween, new york marathon, a lot of stuff going on. 48 north port and massapequa to start the day. bridgeport's 41. 36 around monticello. wind. high pressure will make it really pretty, gorgeous, side. here comes that system with rain in the ohio valley moving on up. you'll see the rain, patricia's going to reach over nearly two-
thirds of the country, the great lakes to the northeast and it will get to us on thursday. after school today kiddos, we're at 59 degrees, a sunny afternoon. it's a little cooler than normal. you might want to put on another layer for after school sports or athletics. 59 today, high pressure slides eastward. tomorrow we'll be warming up to 61. the clouds and the rain for thursday. sunny and cooler today, 59, tonight's a great night, clear, cool, 45 the five boroughs. tomorrow is a sunny day, clouds degrees. your accuweather seven-day forecast, there's that rain on wednesday. i don't expect any flooding but i do expect us to get 1 to 2 inches of rain, much needed october has been extremely dry rain. the streams and creeks and rivers and things are low, so they just might be ponding on some roadways. thursday's aigrette day. beautiful weather for everything going on this
weekend. >> wow. >> fantastic. >> and i mean everything going on and the kitchen sink. i haven't seen a weekend like this in a while. this is something big happening. >> halloween. >> right. >> we are your official halloween station too, you didn't even know that did you. >> we took over halloween? >> we did. >> that's scary. >> let's go right over to a webcam and i'll show you how things look on the new jersey turnpike eastern spur. this is by 16, 18, you can see traffic isn't bad here. before you get to that, let's go to our maps. as you travel on to the eastern spur, northbound near 15e, we have that accident being cleared away. we have this ongoing closure of route 18 in marlboro. it's on the southbound side. that's right near newman springs road. you have this problem on the new jersey turnpike. mass transit doing okay. alternate side in effect. ken and lori over to you. thank you.
heather? abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. 5:51, developing in texas, there are flash flood warnings in effect after record rainfall. their storms are now headed east after hitting parts of texas over the weekend, that's the remnants from the big hurricane that hit down in mexico. nearly 2 feet of rain fell in
and leaving drivers in their cars stranded. tides are high along the gulf coast. the storm is headed for louisiana. new jersey governor chris christie is apologizing after apparently making a little too much noise on an amtrak quiet car. the governor accidentally took a seat in a quiet area from washington d. c. to new york yesterday morning. witnesses say he was speaking loudly on his phone and was asked to leave the car, but aides say he left once he realized his mistake. a fellow passengers posted pictures on instagram of christie departing. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the growing memorial in east harlem for officer randolph holder killed in the line of duty.
you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. we're looking at a morning with temperatures in the 40s. we've been looking at temperatures and been watching what is the remnants of hurricane patricia to the south. that will keep moving northward and eventually comes to us on thursday. we're looking at 37 around new city, 48 around new york city. we're looking at 44 around elizabeth, we're looking at a west to northwest wind. a really nice fall morning, and the temperatures today will get grand avenue, that accident is being worked on. we have this problem ongoing, near new man springs road, that's an accident.
all lanes are closed down as a result, and then going up on to the new jersey turnpike eastern spur north near 15e, that is an accident that is being cleared away. we have this situation as you travel on to the new jersey turnpike going on to the southbound side, the car lanes ramp to 7a is closed through november. what you need to do is use the southbound truck lanes to exit at 7a to get around this issue. mass transit doing just fine. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken over to you. >> thank you. at 5:56, we are counting down to the tcs new york city marathon. it is less than a week away. central park construction crews were hard at work yesterday putting together a temporary building just steps from the finish line. the marathon pavilion will host prerace event this is week for runners, race supporters and the public. the pavilion opens just about an hour from now. you can see the tcs new york city marathon right here on channel 7 sunday november 1st, special live coverage starts at 7 a.m.
we're closing in on 6:00 and breaking news ahead, video just coming in from that massive earthquake in afghanistan. a 7.5 magnitude striking just half an hour ago. >> also remembering an nypd officer killed in the line of duty, how the family of officer randolph holder is honoring his life ahead of his funeral. >> police in the bronx severalling for the killer of a deli worker. new details on the suspects. >> and for the first time vice