tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC October 29, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
good morning. misery in missouri. the mets return home to new york following a blowout loss to the royals in game 2 of the world series. reaction from kansas city and a live report from citi field as we look ahead to game 3. >> a new york city police officer recovering in the hospital after becoming the
>> three county 65 and across the hudson to white plains 65. 67 belmar. warm temperatures. you see on the radar rain from kingston and poughkeepsie southward to new jersey and eastern long island has rain. there is another batch in the ohio valley. i show you that because it will die out by the time it gets to us. that is cool air by the time we get to this evening. rain this morning until sunrise around 7:00. then it will be warm and it will be breezy this afternoon. we got all kinds of flooding
issues this morning. >> not only flooding we have a major accident in new jersey. we will go to the maps. pulaski skyway is closed because of a multivehicle accident. we have all lanes closed down as a result. avoid that spot. 4 and 6 trains, track work downtown. 42nd into the brooklyn bridge. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. new details this morning on a shooting in harlem that left one man dead and another injured. it happened around 8:00 at the intersection of 112 and 7th avenue. a 23-year-old man was shot in the torso and head. ems rushed him to the hospital but it was too late. the second victim, a 34-year- old man hailed a taxi to harlem hospital where he is in critical but stable condition.
so far police have not made any arrests and the motive is unclear. police are searching for the person that opened fire in upper manhattan hitting a man in the head. he is recovering after being shot outside his building in harlem. it happened on tuesday. the gunman was riding a dirt bike at the time. >> this happened so fast. i don't know who they were shooting at or why. >> the police officer was with him. two more inches and you probably would be in the morgue rather than in the er. >> he works at canaan baptist church. police have not released a description of the shooter. a new york city police officer is in jamaica hospital, the victim of a hit and run driver in glendale, queens. the off-duty officer was hit in the crosswalk at cooper avenue and 80th street after 10:00 p.m. last night. he may have been hit by a
that sped off after the accident. the officer's injuries are not life threatening. well, the best thing the mets can say about game 2 of the world series is they got to bed earlier than they did after game one. instead of blurry eyed they may be punch drunk after falling behind two games to none. >> like tuesday, new york did have the lead at one point. lucas duda did hit -- i should say the second hit of the night put the mets ahead. it was their last hit of the game. in the 5th, things went downhill as jay coke degrom allowed -- jacob degrom allowed four runs. game three tomorrow night at citi field. the royals are not in kansas city any more. laura behnke spoke to an optimistic mets team looking forward to a couple of games at home.
>> reporter: jay coke degrom has been so good for the mets for so long. the royals are unlike any team the mets have faced this season. last night they roughed him up for five runs when she had given up a total all postseason up until now. now the mets are in an 0-2 hole. >> easy to make excuses that it's the workload, the days off, the youth on the big stage. i won't say that. royals have a good team. we have to play better. >> the walks hurt me. in the 5th i couldn't stop the bleeding. i was one pitch away from giving up one run. >> we can't think about the hole we are from. we got to concentrate on one at a time. it will be nice to get to our park, our house. >> this is not a team that pan nicks. don't expect that to change.
the mets know they are in a good situation. degrom said you need four wins to win world series. no one has done that. laura behnke, channel 7 eyewitness news. about an hour ago the mets returned home where they hit the ground running with a workout at citi field. >> that's where kala rama is this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, ken and lori. in the last 30 minutes the players came in on buses, right through here, picked up their cars and left for much needed rest. one by one we saw those players here pull out of citi field. they didn't have a thing to say to us. understandable. it was 4:00 a.m. for fans that traveled to kansas city, game 2 was a let down. the mets fell to the royals 7- 1. now they trail the series 2- 0. mets came back from a 2-0 world series to win against the red sox.
at that game in 1986 and says there is still hope. >> in '86 we lost 1-2. home games at shay. pretty miserable. we came back. we are kind of diehard here. it's sad. it was too bad that we had to come here and witness this. >> some of those fans and of course the players are getting much needed shut eye. the players will be back here at 4:00 for a workout this afternoon. the kansas city royals will work out at 2:00 in the afternoon in preparation for the game. live outside citi field, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. eyewitness news is home base for continuing world series coverage. we sent our own team to kansas city. a live report from kansas city later on this morning. a wet day for wielding a paintbrush but runners and city
park for the painting of the blue line for the tcs new york city marathon. it marks the 26.2-mile course through all five boroughs of the city then winds up at finish line being painted today in the park at 67th street on the west drive. the body of slain police officer randolph holder will be flown to guyana for burial. thousands turned out for his funeral in jamaica queens. commissioner bratton was on the verge of tears. it was the fourth time in ten months that he stood to praise an officer shot to death in the line of duty. >> he did his family proud and his department proud and our city proud. and for that today i posthumously promote police
11340 detective first grade and issue him shield 9657. [ applause ] >> those in the church applauded as the commissioner hugged his father, a man who served as a police officer with that same page number. today marks three years since superstorm sandy made landfall. there are still thousands of people in our area waiting to get back to their homes. today mayor de blasio will be on staten island to announce his goals for the city to rebuild its program, get back to its program earlier this week. the mayor toured a new home built in breezy point queens where 130 homes were destroyed. he said the work took a complete overhaul of the build it back program. >> it proves when we say build
it back, build it better, it does happen. families that have gone through such pain and dislocation they can come back better than ever. >> mayor de blasio says more than 60% of homeowners have been served by the build it back program. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> we are at the corner of 66th and columbus avenue. beautiful upper west side looking across to lincoln center. this is the scene everywhere west streets, ponding on roadways, an inch and a half to two inches of rain. good visibility. you can see to the verrazano narrows bridge and leftover showers to go through. the temperature is warm at 68 degrees. rockland, westchester to the city showers. long island showers. the wind is out of the south, southwest. behind this is cooler, drier air that sweeps in later today and tonight and brings you back
to reality. by noontime close to 70 degrees. sunshine this afternoon. a warm southwest wind will be in the low 70s. the front starts moving through this evening around 5:00, 6:00 and drops the temperature back to fall numbers for tomorrow and the weekend. we will talk about that. it's busy around this joint this weekend. a few things going on, heather. a baseball game tomorrow night and halloween and a little foot race on sunday. >> that's true. >> weather to talk about. you got flooding and major accident. >> the major accident, the last time we spoke has been cleared away. we have relief on the pulaski skyway on the outbound side. a picture of a traffic camera as you go through queens and now we will head over to our maps and talk to you about that accident on the pulaski skyway outbound near raymond boulevard. i showed you queens. that was doing okay. van wyck south, the ramp to
the grand central west at little neck you have some closures there as well and this is all because of flooding. we have our street cleaning rules in effect today o. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," irony at its best. a blimp with some of the most sophisticated technology in the world goes on a 150-mile unmanned journey in pennsylvania knocking down power lines along the way. >> plus, new details on the officer caught on camera slamming a student to the ground in a south carolina classroom. >> a bold move caught on camera
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an advanced military blimp is on the ground and secure after going on a more than 150-mile journey. the unmanned surveillance blimp broke free from the army base in maryland. it was flying thousands of feet above the ground bringing with it a long metal tether. that cable brought down power lines leaving thousands in the dark across central pennsylvania. >> this protexts the national capitol region. it's sophisticated military, very classified. >> the blimp did eventually ground itself after losing its tail. investigators were on the scene securing the balloon. no word what caused the unmanned joy ride. >> what a ride it was. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> let's look outside. this is midtown manhattan. we are looking at cloudy skies. wollman lights are on.
we have a few more showers on the way. heading out the door, have your rain gear this morning. i was looking at the futurecast and sliding through the area will be a couple more showers as we get into the afternoon. i think as we get into the afternoon, i want to give you the current temperatures which are warm for this time of day. as we go to the afternoon, it will be so windy and warm that we will see temperatures about 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year southward to lower manhattan. humidity 84%. southerly winds gusting up into the 30s overnight. pressure falling. we will look at a windy morning. 66 north port and massapequa and hauppauge. these numbers are way warm for this hour of the day. it will only get warmer. 70 in poughkeepsie. a line of rain coming through poughkeepsie southward through jersey to southern jersey. a line across long island. this line of showers is the evidence of the cooler drier air coming in. that may dry out by the time it
i will show you on futurecast. 2 inches at white plains. 110 at bridgeport. 2 inches at westhampton. an inch and a half at the park and around newark. this total will go higher. two inches to the trenton area. futurecast is showing the band of rain slipping through the area this morning. around 7:00 it should be away from the area. then this afternoon that second wave of rain comes. by the time it gets to us about 1:45, 2:00 it dries out. this is the line of the cooler drier air coming in. it pours in this evening then clears out. morning showers, windy, warmer day at 73. then we got cooler drier air pouring in tonight. that comes in, drops it to 38 in the suburbs. tomorrow a great day. sunny and 60. great weather for halloween.
night because that would be no treat on sunday. you would be early for everything. >> why is nobody else at church. >> i have done that. >> i knew that was coming. >> i have. >> i know you have. >> i have done it a lot. >> a lot? >> yes. >> i was traveling in colorado one time skiing with the kids, woke up and went it's awfully light outside. because the sun was up earlier. we missed our flight. i have done it so many times. >> heather, you have stuff going on. we will talk about mass transit. we have issues with our subways. the first thing we will talk about is 4 and 6 trains, work. 2 trains signal problems between 174th street and east tremont avenue. if you are going on the new england thruway southbound near route 287 near the cross westchester expressway you have flooding.
the roadway is passable but delays through that spot. same with the grand central parkway. the roadway is passable but we have flooding. it's westbound near little neck parkway then the grand central parkway west from the kew gardens interchange to jewel avenue more flooding. belt parkway flooding near farmer's boulevard. 287 north of route 78 a downed streetlight partially blocking a lane. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. parents at a brooklyn school are shocked by the way a volunteer band leader allegedly threatened a 9-year-old sealing his mouth shut with duct tape. >> he made a phren syd dash from -- frenzied dash. the 9-year-old boy suffered a torn bloody lip and swelling when the duct tape was torn off. south carolina school
his attorney says the actions were professional, justified and lawful. >> the student was wrong in what she did. there is no doubt about that. it started with her and it ended with my officer. what i will deal with is what my deputy did. >> an attorney for officer ben fields said his client will not make any statements because he is the subject of a federal investigation. former toronto mayor ford is waiting to find out if a bladder tumor is cancerous. he had a malignant growth removed from his abdomen in may. he took a leave of absence from his job after admitting he used crack cocaine following a incidents. awareness month. as we think pink we need to add a touch of blue. >> according to the american cancer society, more than 2300
men in the u.s. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. more than 400 will die from the disease. breast cancer is 100 times less common in men than women but men need to protect >> clinical breast exam is important on men and women, especially men with high risk. it does not take long and a skilled handset. you won't miss things that are obvious. >> risk factors include obesity, heavy local use and family history of the disease. coming up on "eyewitness news this morning," outrage after a texas student claims her teacher told the class god is a myth. why the school says they are keeping the faith in the teacher coming up. >> a disturbing story the bronx.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here is the radar. we have rain around. it will continue another hour or two until we get past daybreak. they have from the hudson river valley and right on through. sun breaks out this afternoon. we get to 73 degrees. really warm. a big cool down is on the way. weather then heather.
subway status, 4 and 6 trains track work at 14th streets. downtown service is express only. 42nd to the brooklyn bridge signal problems 174th to east tremont avenue, expect delays. new england thruway flooding near 287 cross westchester expressway. expect delays. two flooding areas on the grand central. one little neck and the other near kew gardens interchange. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. a brazen burglary in brooklyn caught on camera. video shows three men hauling away an atm. you can see the suspect pushing a container with wheels into the lobby of an apartment building then used the container to take away an atm to a nearby construction site where they managed to remove more than $4,300 in cash. the texas school district
is standing behind a teacher after a student accused her of telling the class god is a myth. >> but one student says that happened. the junior high reading teacher was teaching about thinking and justed a work sheet made by another teacher. on the sheet were several statements which students were told to classify as a fact, opinion or common assertion. among the statements there is a good. well, the 12-year-old answered it as both fact and an opinion. >> she told us that it was wrong and that it was a myth of our imagination that is commonly believed to be true but is wrong. >> if i had any reason to believe any evidence to support it that a teacher did do what has been alleged, i will stand with jordan as well. >> well, all the other students in the classroom say the teacher did not tell the class god is a myth.
the school district says that lesson will no longer be used. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead this morning, the mets are back home after a loss to the royals on the road in kansas city. the team plans to brush it off before taking the home field tomorrow for game 3 of the world series. we are live from citi field with reaction. >> marking three years since superstorm sandy came ashore leaving devastation and destruction behind. ber live with an update on the road to recovery. >> we are tracking rain throughout the region. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast when
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good morning. the mets are back home this morning after a 7-1 loss to the royals in game 2 of the world series. the players and their loyal fans are keeping their heads high. there are two more games to play. >> we are live on staten island where mayor de blasio will make a big announcement in an effort to help the victims of superstorm sandy still on the road to recovery three years after the storm made landfall. we are tracking rain moving through the area. you will need your rain gear for the morning commute but then it will get a lot better throughout the day.
>> bill says almost spring- like. >> very nice. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thursday, october 29th. you need your umbrella for a few more hours. we will see quite the improvement throughout the day. there are about 6,000 customers in the dark on long island. this is a look at some of the damage left behind in smithtown and setauket in suffolk county. >> a wind last night made it hard to hold an umbrella. what can we expect this morning? >> i know somebody that knows. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, a couple more hours, a few more -- >> coffee. >> that's okay. i didn't have any coffee yet. because that would have been a tragedy. take 2. we have a couple more hours and a few more showers possible this morning. we
it's really warm for this hour of the day. wrightstown 62. 66 white plains and rain from kingston through white plains, rock lane county, through the city, jersey shore and we will have that for a couple more hours. by 7:00 the sun starts to slowly break out and through noontime. it's about 70 degrees. west south wind today gusting to 25 miles per hour, 35 miles per hour. really warm. cooler air pours in tonight. a fall weekend is coming up. heather has a lot of problems this morning. >> if you want coffee, just ask for it. don't throw the mug. let's go to the subway status. 4 and 6 trains we have issues. expect delays. this is all because of some kinds of track work happening at 14th street. you are finding the two trains signal problems have been taken care of. if you are going to route 22 east near meeker avenue, that is an accident being cleared
a problem on 287 north of route 78 a downed streetlight. one lane is blocked off. use caution as you go through that spot. belt parkway westbound farmers into rockaway there is flooding. it's passable but use caution. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you. the royals are up two games to none against the mets in the world series. it's called a series for a reason. >> the team arrived this morning before heading to their homes for a good night rest. the next game is tomorrow at citi field. eyewitness news sports anchor rob powers is in kansas city with what went down. >> reporter: we have heard forever that good pitching beats good hitting. last night a good argument for the other side. after sweeping their way through the nlcs mets fans didn't see this coming.
they didn't want to. but their team is down 0-2 in the world series. the mets drew first blood. lucas duda with a two-run scoring single. they are in front but not for long. the royals get to degrom in the 5th inning. 5 hit four-run inning. it's like the royals new what was coming. a 3-2 pitch, 4-1 and it's too much for the mets to overcome. everything breaks the royals way. mets head home for friday's game 3 down two games to zero. game 3 tomorrow at citi field. mets fans will tell you this sets up one big come back story. with the mets in kansas city, rob powers, channel 7 eyewitness news. from kansas city to queens early this morning, eyewitness news reporter kala rama
continues our coverage where the mets arrived about an hour ago. >> they all pulled in about 4:00 this morning. they came in on two big buses, switched out gear and got in their own cars. they didn't have anything to say to us. it was 4:00 a.m. take a look, second baseman daniel murphy gave us a smile and a wave. one by one we saw players pulling out of citi field in their own cars to get much needed rest in their own beds. mets have come back from a 2-0 world series deficit before. in 1986 they won against the red sox. players say we will see a difference on our home turf. >> you got to win 4. we are going home and hopefully win those three there. did a nice job. got us there. treating every game like elimination game. this is no different.
>> we go back to new york. at least we will be at home. there is a chance. like the fans and these players, everyone has to be ex laughed. they are -- exhausted. live outside citi field, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. we invite you to stay with us all week for coverage on the world series. we have a team of reports covering every angle of the excitement with the games. live reports begin in the next hour. we will bring you updates on air sand online as well as through social media panels. police are searching for the man who tried to rape a young girl in the bronx. police say the man attacked the 8-year-old girl in broad daylight this past saturday. he is accused of following her into her building before grabbing her and sexually assaulting her. she screamed and the man took off. on the road to recovery
since superstorm sandy came ashore and we are marking three years since thousands of people across our area suffered major destruction. there is still a great need today. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in staten island where mayor de blasio will announce a big move forward for the community. dray. >> reporter: good morning, lori. three years after superstorm sandy and families are still putting their lives back together and trying to get their homes in good standing. many of those families turned to the city's build it back program to help them recover. there are about 9300 active applicants in the program. roughly 2300 are here on staten island. as you know, superstorm sandy swallowed so many lives and impacted so many people on the island and across the area. many of the homeowners have expressed deep and sincere
slow pace of the city and federal government's response. mayor said the build it back program was noble in intentions but provided little benefit until program. now he will announce that he believes all 300 active applicants whose single family homes were damaged or destroyed in superstorm sandy will see their homes fully repaired and rebuilt by the end of 2016. >> took a full overhaul to build it back. sometimes in government we talk about changing things, reforming things. this was a total overhaul to do the work faster and better and make sure that families do be served and get back in their homes. >> reporter: now, the city says that all of those homeowners that chose to be reimbursed, they have all received their checks. later on today, mayor de blasio
in the new dorp section where he will talk about the sandy recovery effort and build it back program. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. today governor christie will be at the jersey shore to announce new steps toward redover rei in the area. the army corps of engineer is expected to work on forty identifying the shore against future storms after doing important work in the restoration of homes and businesses. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> and we look down manhattan from midtown, from the camera at 4 time's square through the empire state building. the camera has water on it. there are showers right now. looking at rain from the hudson river valley around kingston, poughkeepsie, down did the hudson river valley to the city. showers out to the hamptons, coastal connecticut.
7:00. the second front has the cooler drier air behind it. the low is sweeping through the great lakes. a second front brings the cooler air. the noontime temperature will be 70. 73 this afternoon. warm and breezy with winds out of the west southwest. the front moves through 3:00, 4:00. that drops the temperature to around 60. at the bus stop, kiddos, have your rain gear. a few showers around. there will be one kid, the enforcer -- always is. >> she will be selling umbrellas at the bus stop. >> that does sound like me actually. >> weather then heathers. >> thank you for saving the purple one for me, lori. let's show you a camera shot of the belt parkway around
j.f.k. not moving badly in this spot. heading to our maps, there is flooding on the belt parkway and it's near farmer's boulevard into rockaway boulevard. close to j.f.k. heading to j.f.k., use caution. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a bit of a change of tune for the g.o.p. presidential hopefuls in the national spotlight for the second debate. how things have changed now that the polls have reflected a change. >> also ahead, you will hear from the man that will be the next speaker of the house today. how he plans to unite the see why more than 5 million feet in the u.s. speak for amop\ pedi perfect. now discover the latest innovation in the amop\ foot care line:
on stage fighting each other and the moderators from cnbc. donald trump bristled when one host accused him of running a comic book campaign. it was governor chris christie who pushed back from talking about energy policies. >> there is no evidence they can fix anything in washington, d.c. >> what should we do. >> what we should do is be innesting in all types of energy, john. >> government. >> no, john. john, do you want me to answer or do you want to answer. because i got to tell you the truth, even in new jersey what you are doing is called rude. >> after the debate, fact checkers said ben carson's tax numbers didn't add up and trump boosted that he does fund his own campaign, he does now accept outside money. "good morning america" will pick up our coverage with a live report from boulder,
colorado at 7:00 this morning. happening today the u.s. house of representatives will confirm paul ryan as its new speaker. >> we are turning the page. we are not going to have a house that looks like it looked the last two years. we will move forward. we are going to unify. our party lost its vision. we will replace it with a vision. >> he does plan to unify the fragmented party after republican colleagues nominated him yesterday. bill evans joins us with a changing forecast. >> warm weather today. cool weather tomorrow. back to fall. feels like june today and it's raining. temperature of 65 degrees.
on the lens from the camera in astoria looking down the east river. humidity 84%. humidity way up there. pressure way low. remember yesterday it was way high like 30 point 5. rainfall an inch and a half in the park. we should have a pretty sunset 4:00 minutes until 6:00 tonight. we are looking at the lighter rain falling just after 7:00. we have a balmy breeze today. cooler tomorrow. 63 hanover to montclair 63. hackettstown 61. 66 at white plains. rockland county across the hudson, 66 new city. 66 poughkeepsie. these numbers are warm for this hour of the day.
southwest. so, that will really warm things up. this line of showers is pushing through this morning from the hudson river valley through the city and south. then the second area of showers is with the actual cooler drier air. by the time this gets across out. this evening. rainfall totals an inch and a tenth at bridgeport. somerville and trenton. an inch and a half around newark and up to teterboro. futurecast is showing that batch of rain sliding through by 5:30 to 7:00. i want to show you the line of those showers dry out. the drier air, cooler air pours in here for tonight. so, we will look at temperatures of 73, windy, warm this afternoon. here comes the front. cooler tomorrow with sunshine. it's bright, brisk, back to
tomorrow night 8:07, great weather at citi field. winds northwest 6 to 12. that will be great for daniel murphy. trick or treat weather is great. 52 to 50 in the evening hours. saturday night set your clocks back. it will not be a treat on sunday if you don't set your treats back. you will be early for everything. windy, warmer 73 this afternoon. tonight clear and cooler weather. winds diminish. sunny and here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. 58 saturday. marathon weather is great. good for -- you kind of draw the line in between spectators and runners. it will be great for everybody. about 2 million people on the route on sunday. we will have it live right here. >> we will. thank you, bill. you know who else is live, heather o'rourke with her own business.
>> i said why isn't the rain coming off the windshield. i have major cracks on my windshield. something must have fallen from a tree but it was on the passenger side so i could see. let's go to the subway status. issues with the 4 and 6 trains. track work at 14th street. we have this problem on 22 east meeker avenue an accident. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the big announcement any day now that could greatly expand hyatt hotels in 100 additional countries.
george lucas is directing -- giving $10 million to the university of southern california. it will go to boosting diversity at his alma mater. he wants to help black and the industry. this is the largest donation to directly support students at usc's film school. he previously donated $180 million to the film school. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. outside.
from the radar, we will show you rain across the hudson river valley into the city, down the jersey shore and there were showers across long island. that will be getting out of here and out of the way. we will look at 67 by 11:00. 73 this afternoon. breezy, warm, sunshine. don't get used to it if you like the warm stuff. fall makes a return tonight and over the weekend. how is it going? >> we have an issue route 22 eastbound side of route 22 near meeker avenue in newark an accident being cleared away. then 287 on to the northbound side north of route 78 there is a streetlight down blocking one lane. we are finding the belt parkway westbound side farmer's boulevard into rockaway ongoing flooding and west at little neck and the kew gardens interchange passable but use caution. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you.
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healthy metabolism support multivitamin with chromium to help use carbs from food and b-vitamins to helpconvert food to fuel. one a day. the mets are back home hopefully getting good rest after the loss against the royals in game 2 against the royals. we are live from city field with reaction. >> there are a few thousand customers without power on long island after high winds knocked down trees. >> you will need your umbrella for a few more hours then relief is on the way. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. it's thursday, october 29th. we are going to see showers in the area for a little bit longer during the morning commute today but conditions will start to improve.
this is a live look at the effect the winds had on a construction site in long island city, queens. >> question is what can we expect today. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and a guy that knows, meteorologist bill evans with the forecast. >> we have clouds, rain right now. you need your rain gear. about to walk out the door, the rain will last until 7:00. west wind at 6. 67 flushing and astoria. teterboro 65. 66 long island. 63, 64 poughkeepsie. there is the rain sliding from kingston and poughkeepsie to putnam county and westchester to the city and jersey shore. more showers until 7:00. then at 8:00 9 sun breaks out. noontime 70 and 73 this afternoon. big cool the way. fall makes a return tonight. we will talk about that in the weekend forecast. heather o'rourke has all kinds of flooding, accidents.
the 4 and 6 trains are still doing track work. this is causing downtown expressway on the 4 and 6. 42nd into the brooklyn bridge. we have flooding on the grand central parkway west, little neck parkway and kew gardens interchange into jewel avenue, the roadway is passable but use caution. farmers to rockaway flooding in all four lanes. minor delays at the george washington bridge, lincoln, holland tunnel. no major problems. new jersey, 22 east near meeker avenue, that these an accident being cleared away. you want to be aware of that problem. streetlight. street cleaning rules are in effect. game 2 of the world series is in the books with a big win by the royals. mets are behind two games but there are more games to play thankfully. the next game will be back on
the mets home field. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is at citi field where the team arrived. >> reporter: yes, ken, about an hour ago they arrived. the mets are hoping home is where the wins are, especially after the last two games in kansas city. take a look. daniel murphy and the rest of the teammates drove away from citi field a little more than an hour here, maybe a home cooked meal, they are scheduled for a workout this afternoon around 4:00. they will try to figure out what went wrong in game 2. they won't have to look far. things went south in the 5th inning when the mets 1-0 lead turned into a 4-1 deficit against jacob degrom. he allowed four runs total in the previous starts. they are down two games to none but fans say they are not out of it yet. >> you have to keep believing. they are the mets. a magical season.
we are still hopeful. >> bring them back to new york. we will hit home runs. we have murphy. >> reporter: game 3 the first ever world series game at citi field will be held tomorrow night. the royals may have rolled over the mets last night but the team remains optimistic as they return to familiar turf and eyewitness news sports anchor laura behnke caught up with the team after their loss. >> jay coke degrom has been so good for the mets for so long even when he didn't have his best stuff he still found a way to ground it out. the roy i don't believe so are like any team the mets faced this season. last night they roughed him up for five runs when he had given up a total of four all postseason until now. now the mets are in an 0-2 hole. >> we can make excuses that
off, the youth on the big stage. royals have a good team. we have to make better pitches and play better. >> the walks hurt me. in the 5th couldn't stop the bleeding. one pitch away from giving up one run. i couldn't make that pitch. >> we can't think about hole we are in. we have to concentrate on one at a time. >> reporter: this is not a team that pan nicks. don't expect that to change. mets know they are in good situation. they are heading home. as decome said you need four wins to win the world series. so far no one has done that. laura behnke, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> eyewitness news home pays for continuing world series coverage. we have a team of reporters following the team. we have new details on a shooting in harlem that left one man dead and another injured.
intersection of 112th and 7th avenue. when police arrived they found a 23-year-old man shot in the chest and head. ems rushed him to the hospital. it was too late. the second victim had hailed a taxi to harlem hospital. he is in critical condition so far police have not made any arrests. the motive is unclear. police are searching for the person that opened fire in upper manhattan hitting a man in the head. ralph benjamin is recovering after being shot outside of his building on west 118th street in harlem. it happened tuesday. the gunman was riding a dirt bike at the time. >> it happened so fast. i don't know who they were shooting at or why. >> the police officer was with him shared with him two more inches and you probably would be in the morgue rather than in the e.r. police have not released a
description of the shooter. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, let's take a look outside. it's raining. looking from our camera at 4 time's square south, low clouds, rain, we will see this a few more hours. if you are heading out the door, make sure you have your rain gear. this advertise our camera in astoria to the fdr. this advertise the tallest residential building. good visibility. clouds are low. 65. west wind. it will be 15 to 25 miles per hour today. rain is over to fairfield county, westchester, up the city. another batch with the cooler drier air back here. this rain will dry out by the time it gets over the mountains. the air is dry and air ahead of it out of the southwest. tonight. 70 noontime t. 73 this afternoon.
for the weekend to talk about next. weather then heather. >> you have been busy. a busy morning. let's go to the maps and i can tell you that we have flooding on the grand central parkway west at little neck. from the kew gardens to jewel avenue, the roadway is passable but use caution. subways 4 and 6 trains track work at 14th, downtown express only 42nd street to the brooklyn bridge. farmers to rockaway boulevard more flooding. minor delays across the board at the hudson river crossings. into new jersey, eastbound 22 near meeker morgan, that is an accident being cleared away by meeker avenue actually. 287 north of 78, a downed streetlight. on the new jersey turnpike southbound truck lanes near exit 10 disabled tractor trailer. so, if you are a car, just push
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man who serves as a special education teacher and a volunteer firefighter. justin russo is charged with forcibly touching a 15-year-old girl when she visited the fire department last saturday. he is charged with forcibly touching a 28-year-old woman last year during an event. russo teaches 4th grade special he had indication. today your uber app will be doing double duty and giving users a chance for a cuddly surprise. uber is partnering with new york city shelters to deliver kittens on demand for a 15- minute snuggle session. all the kittens are up for adoption. uber kittens kicks off at 11:00 this morning. another note, today is national cat day. >> how did that story find its way to the 5:00 a.m. show. >> i wonder.
could it be -- >> carmon our producer is a cat lover. let's check in with bill. >> you got to go on her facebook page. she dressed her cats up. mr. jay. i dressed up mr. jay. here is what is going on this morning. the chrysler building across the roosevelt island area to flushing. by the way, north of roosevelt island i was passing my boat around roosevelt island over the weekend and noticed south and north brother island there is a big projecting on to do a study to see north and south brother island. that has been a bird sanctuary and there is a hospital there, famous area during the 1800s. hopefully you can get over and see it soon. this morning it's quiet. we have rain showers around and a little wind showing up west at
we are looking at a normal high of 60. we will will be at 73 today. rainfall continues to increase in the park where it's an inch and 4300. probably over an inch and a half so far. lighter rain is falling. less amounts for increasing totals. we will see more showers until daybreak after 7:00. balmy breeze today. cooler into friday. nice weekend is coming up. a shower threat on sunday. that is not until sunday evening. 65 norwalk. across long island sound, 55 smithtown. these numbers are way warm, in the 60s. should be 42 in the city. it's warm because of the south, southwest wind ahead of the front. these showers are sliding from litchfield county down the jersey shore. heading out the door, tat umbrella.
make it as rain but it will be cooler, drier air westhampton at 2 inches of rain. an inch around bridgeport to poughkeepsie. an inch and a half teterboro. a couple inches to trenton. sayreville a couple of inches of rain. the sun is starting to break out after 7:00. a few showers down the jersey shore. at 8:00 that will get out of the way. then the front comes through. this is the line of the front around 3:00 with the cooler drier air that pours in tonight. after school kiddos, are looking at 73 degrees. great for sports this afternoon after school. after school practice. but tomorrow it's cooler. you need to dress warmer. 60 degrees. bright and brisk. we are looking at good weather as we go into the baseball game tomorrow night. first pitch about 53. halloween looks great. for the evening hours, kids, you won't have to wear the
coat. nice. clear, cooler tonight, the winds diminish. the winds drop, the temperature drops. 38 in the suburbs. sunny and cooler tomorrow. 58 saturday. sunday is looking great for marathon and into next week. wednesday and tuesday, upper 60s. close to 70. that puts a tear in my eye. i am ready for a blizzard. >> no. >> you are closer to him. you punch him in the arm. >> not yet. >> thank you. >> don't forget saturday night set your clocks back an hour. fall back. >> thank you, bill. let's check in with heather. >> don't forget never say you are ready for a blizzard. let's go to a webcam. traveling on the northern state parkway, you can see that we are picking up volume as you head to the westbound side. so, this is all because of flooding.
let's go to the maps and i will tell you what is happening. the grand central parkway there is flooding. the flooding is all right around the area of little neck parkway. as we head to the maps, i can tell you more flooding from kew gardens into jewel avenue. so, you can see traffic is starting to back up as you head into these flooded areas. passable, yet use caution. belt parkway westbound farmers into rockaway more flooding. 4 and 6 trains relief, track work at 14th street has been repaired. great at the hudson river crossings. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. we are counting down to the tcs new york city marathon three days away. today the symbol all the runners are looking forward to see will be put in place. >> thousands gather to say good- bye to nypd officer randolph
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the body of randolph holder will be flown to guyana today for burial. thousands of officers turned out for his funeral in jamaica queens. mayor de blasio praised his character and william bratton was on the verge of tears. gas the fourth time in ten months that he stood to praise an officer shot to death in the line of duty. >> he did his family proud and his department proud and our city proud. and for that today i
officer randolph holder shield 11340 to detective first grade and issue him shield 9657. [ applause ] >> as you can hear those in the church applauded as the commissioner then hugged randolph's near a man who served as a police officer in guyana with that same badge number. a tremendous outpouring of support for the nypd and family and friends of officer holder. >> kemberly richardson spoke to a group of retired housing officers that worked in brooklyn serving the community as officer holder did. fallen comrade. it's virtually impossible not to. >> reporter: here at post 1896, they have opened their doors to officers from all over the country. members of their extended law enforcement family gathered
>> this is a small way of us with you. >> reporter: they have walked in their shows. these two now retired worked in housing like officer holder patrolled some of the most city. >> yeah. that came with the territory in the '70s and '80s. you have guys that would snipe at you from the rooftop. >> reporter: twice the 77-year- old was in shoot outs. >> you go to somewhere else when they hit you so fast. you really don't -- >> reporter: this is where they swap stories with other officers minus one who never had the chance.
the terror had to be overwhelming. i don't want to imagine it. it's bad enough to lose an officer but when you lose someone that you know, that is traumatic. kemberly richardson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> touching. cleaning up after the storm. a high wind knocked down trees on long island last night and this morning. right now more than
for the girl scout meeting. okay. for the soccer team. for the girl scout meeting. how many meetings are you having? at stop & shop, prices have just gone down. the savings keep going up. which makes the checkout lane, victory lane. my stop & shop. thursday. grab your rain gear. showers are falling from morristown to new city in rockland county to paramus and down to new brunswick along 95 and the l.i.e.
are looking at very warm temperatures. 64, 65 degrees. watch out for the love nuts at the bus stop. a few showers there. they are dressed appropriately. have your rain gear. sun comes out 73 later on. heather has a big issue on the west side highway. yeah, west side hay is a mess. this is because of an overturned vehicle on the southbound side of the west side highway. it was originally traveling south but it flipped over, overturned, on the median. you have delays southbound and delays northbound. you have to slow it down, especially in the rain. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. a wet day for wielding a paintbrush but runners and city officials will be in central park this morning for the ceremonial painting of the blue line for the tcs new york city marathon. it marks the 26.2-mile course
through all five boroughs of the city. winds up at the finish line being painted today in a park at 67 on the west drive. just ahead this morning, a second straight crushing loss for the mets. the team is back home in queens where they are hoping for better luck tomorrow. >> three years after sandy ravaged a tri-state area, the