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what's what's . 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. developing at 4:30, one person is dead after a fire tears through an apartment in the bronx. eyewitness news is live. >> breaking now, the man hunt is over for the fugitive wanted for shooting tennessee police officer and firing shots at a trooper. details on a deadly overnight shootout are just coming in. >> could the third time be the charm for the mets back at home this morning for game 3 of the world series against the kansas city royals and we're live at citi field. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today is friday october 30th.
minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> everybody's got their costumes on around the town. it's crazy to start the day. we're starting out with cool weather, a little closer to normal although this is warm. we should be at about 42. we're at 54, 49 around kingston, new city there in rocklin county. you go across the hudson to westchester, 53 around norwalk. these numbers are warm. should be 42 around the five boroughs and 32 around poughkeepsie. it will cool off more so as we go through the day. we're looking at 50 to 55 by noontime, and this afternoon we had a high of 60. that's normal for this time of the year. it's weather and traffic together. >> what? did i scare you? it's not a costume. >> you're dressed as heather o'rourke. >> i am. let's go over to our maps. may i suggest a little mass transit for today, tomorrow, sunday.
north, new jersey transit, they are all doing fine. d trains track work between 155th street and 161st street. downtown express service as a result, and then if you are going into suffern, this is mahwah, 202 both ways between the state line. road surface collapse. we have all lanes closed down. our street cleaning rules in effect. thank you heather. we're following a developing story out of the bronx. one person is dead after flames ripped through an apartment building. this happened at the 1700 block of weeks avenue. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now in the mount hope section. >> reporter: good morning, lori. investigators are still here on the scene inside the apartment where the fire happened going over the fire damage in hopes of finding a cause. police still have not released the name of the elderly man who lived inside the apartment and later died. the first call for help came
mount hope section of the bronx. when firefighters arrived and rushed into the apartment, there was heavy smoke but light flames. inside the apartment they found the elderly man on the living room floor with burns, and they say he was in full cardiac arrest. despite efforts to save his life that man was pronounced dead at bronx lebanon hospital. firefighters were able to contain the fire to that first floor apartment. however, a next door neighbor did suffer smoke inhalation, but that neighbor is expected to be okay. as for a cause for the fire, that of course remains under investigation. we're live in the bronx this morning, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you dray. it is 4:33. an investigation's underway after the pilot of a jumbo jet spotted a drone while he was headed for kennedy airport. british airways flight 177 from london was over floral park long island when the crew spotted the unmanned aircraft. the pilot told air traffic
or strange looking balloon. >> it was going roughly towards the west, and it was about i would say difficult to tell the size of the thing but about 300 feet above us, and it was black and sort of -- well, it looked like one of those things with the four propellers on each corner. >> the faa and nasa county police are investigating the sighting. the mets are back home for game 3 of the world series. the first world series game ever to be played at citi field, and after two straight losses in kansas city, the amazins will be looking to score a crucial win tonight. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live outside the stadium right now this morning. good morning to you kala. >> reporter: good morning ken, the world series scene has shifted. the mets are finally at home here at citi field. i've been here all week. i can tell you that citi field
they're all decked out for game 3 of the fall classic. noah syndergaard says it's another challenge in a season that had been full of them. >> part of the reason our team's had so much success this year is being able to handle the resiliency and come together as a team and overcome. >> we're down out. we fought back so many times this year, this is just another challenge that we have to meet and so far we've met them all. >> reporter: i hate to bring this up but here is a bad coincidence, new yorker billy joel will sing the national anthem at game 3. the past two times he sung before a game the mets have lost. joel did the anthem at game 2 in 1986. joel was there again in game 1 in 2000 when the yankees beat the mets. let's hope this ill omen doesn't stick for tonight. game 3 starts tonight at 8:07.
we're live outside citi field kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. stay with eyewitness news for the latest on the met's quest for world series glory. you can follow updates on our facebook and twitter pages. turning to other news and happening today, a nation prepares to say good-bye to a hero. a vigil is being held tonight for detective randolph holder in his native of guyana. these are new images as holder's body arrived in the airport a few hours ago. detective holder's casket was accompanied by a detail from the nypd. the five-year veteran was shot to death ten days ago while responding to a call in east harlem. he'll be buried tomorrow. 4:36. in the last hour we received new video of that massive fire on board a plane in florida. we learned that investigators believe a fuel leak may have caused the blaze that injured 17 people. the dynamic airways flight was preparing to take off from fort
lauderdale when an engine caught fire. a pilot and another plane alerted the tower about the fuel leak just before flames erupted. passengers were forced to jump down emergency chutes to the flames. >> i heard a loud bang, turned around, saw the lights, saw flames, ran to the front of the aircraft. he opened the door, let the chute open to the sides where the flames were. >> one person suffered some serious burns. investigators are now trying to pinpoint where that leak originated. it's 4:37. prosecutors say that they have busted a lucrative oxycodone ring run by the owners of of two small neighborhood pharmacies. prosecutors say pharmacist lillian wycowski and her husband distributed more than half a million pills of the highly addictive painkiller
they own shapon chemists in green port and richwood. a candlelight vigil was held to celebrate the resile yan of a hard hit community slammed by superstorm sandy three years ago. 50 people gathered in canarsie last night. residents say everybody was affected by the storm in some way. >> all of us were affected in some way or other whether it's losing our home. in some areas some homes weren't affected but the next door neighborhood was affected. >> . it is 4:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> a look outside, we show you how it is. it is really nice, great visibility all the way down to lower manhattan from our camera
you can see it in the distance. that's verrazano narrows bridge. it's cool, it's going to be a great day. 54 with these clear skies. clear skies back here into the ohio valley. a few high clouds are coming across the western part of the state. we've got clear skies back to the plains. the next system that will affect us will be this front that is here that's right up here throughout calgary, edmonton. it looks like it really does not influence our weather until sunday night. we're dry until then. by the time we get to 8:00 it's around 49, so the temperature just keeps dropping this morning, and we rebound to 55 by noontime, 60 this afternoon with sunshine, a beautiful start to the weekend. we're going to talk about baseball tonight, halloween tomorrow, marathon on sunday, busy weekend. heather's looking at your commute. it's weather then heather. >> very busy weekend, and mass transit is not a bad idea for this weekend.
let's take a look at a traffic camera and show you how things are moving across the george washington bridge. barely across the upper level if you're moving left to right. if you're heading out of the house and can get to the lower level do that instead. the inbound upper level three lanes are closed down. the outbound upper level remains closed down. d trains, track work between 155th street and 161st street, that track work has been cleared. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains, they are all doing okay. path trains not a bad day to hop on a ferry. no major problems there. we have route 202 both ways in mahwah between the new york state line and ram coe avenue, all lanes are closed in both directions. the new york state thruway going south near exit 13, we have an accident being cleared. route 17 both ways between century road and midland avenue we have that ongoing construction. a couple of lanes are closed down there. our street cleaning rules are in effect.
lori and ken over to you. thank you heather. it is 4:41. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an intense man hunt for a fugitive in kentucky comes to a deadly end. >> plus a football coach won't be making any calls on the field because of his faith. >> and the story of these two dogs at a shelter captured hearts and headlines.
friends who also happen to be roommates. it seems like the two rescue dogs will have a lot of time to continue working on their friendship. >> i adopted a rescue dogs. it's like they know they're rescue dogs. there's something very sweet about them. >> i don't think penny remembers that at all. she's adapted to the life. >> she likes suburban jersey, eating her turkey ground up in a crystal bowl. and sandy's daddy has the accuweather forecast. >> and sandy's like i never lived in connecticut. >> right? >> i'm a city girl. >> city dog. >> central park my bedroom. here's what's going on. we take a look at mid up to, clear skies, beautiful weather. this is at the corner of the plaza hotel 59th and 5th avenue. pretty morning. here's our camera here at astoria looking south. heather, what's going on over
>> that's some construction on the fdr drive in the 90s. >> see? >> she's good. she's scary good. >> here's what's going on. halloween and she's scary good. the humidity's dry and a west wind at 9. we're looking at a cool crisp morning with high pressure building in. yesterday's high was 73. we're going to be at normal today which is 60 and yesterday's rainfall nearly an inch and a half of rain. the morning sunrise is 7:24. it's going to be gorgeous and so is the sunset. yesterday's warm wind is now a brisk breeze overnight. high today 60. cool and dry for trick or treating. there is a shower chance sunday but that really comes sunday night, so not a big deal for the runners. 50 around long branch, 50 wrightstown. 49 around sayreville, we're looking at 49 poughkeepsie to 43 around monticello. winds out of the west and northwest.
you need the jackettings and sweaters -- jackets and sweaters and warm stuff for the commute. i'll show you the futurecast just for grins. friday, saturday sunshine. a few clouds saturday afternoon at 3:00, and then sunday you see there's a cloudy day and then a shower pops up at 10:00. hope everyone's in by that time from the marathon. 60 degrees today and we're looking at probably 56 tomorrow it's a little cooler. it will be great for trick or treating. cheer and chilly tonight. 20 and 30s in the suburbs, baseball weather first pitch temperature is 53 dropping into the upper 40s. tomorrow a mixture of sun and clouds on saturday. the high is 56 degrees. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast, great weather for trick or treating. cloudy skies and sunny breaks on sunday. so a really nice weekend, but don't forget saturday night to
it is fall back or you're going to be well on time sunday. >> yes. >> for everything. >> church services, marathon. >> gate good seat though. >> right in front there for the pastor. >> you get some rock star seating [ laughter ] >> let's check in on heather and the commute. >> and thes did trains, they're rock star right now. we had some earlier track work. the track work has been picked up and put away for the time being. that's between 155th street and 161st street. all our other mass transit systems are running on or close to schedule. a great idea for tonight if you're going to the game and for sunday if you're coming in to check out the runners, we have the george washington bridge inbound upper level three lanes are closed. outbound the lower level has been reopened. you do have minor delays at the lincoln and holland. that should be cleared by 5 a.m. cross bronx west you have construction from the sheridan into webster avenue. we have that delay as you go
into that spot with about two lanes closed down as you head through that area, and then we're also looking at what's going on as you head through mahwah, 202 closed between the new york state thruway and ramapo avenue. street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. it's 4:48. now to a developing story, a convicted rapist wanted in the shooting of a tennessee police officer is dead after an early morning shootout. authorities say floyd wright cook exchanged gunfire in i can. none of the officers got hurt. saturday. two of his associates were arrested yesterday. two tennessee police officers survive a gun battle that left a robbery suspect dead. the shooting broke out last night at a home about 80 miles south of nashville. investigators say the officers were responding to a robbery call where a homeowner had been stabbed. at some point the police crossed paths with the suspects
one officer was hit in his bullet proof vest. an nba player injured in a confrontation with the nypd police says he thinks about the incident nearly every day. he was back in new york last night as his team played the knicks in madison square garden. he was acquitted of resisting errs and other charges when another player was attacked. he has filed a civil lawsuit against the nypd. he says the department has to be held accountable. a seattle area high school football coach is watching his team, this time from the bleachers. that is after he was suspended. the school district says it warned assistant coach joe kennedy several times about praying on the field after games. administrators say the team's post-game tradition leaves a district wide for violating federal and state constitutional rights.
job until he agrees to not pray while working. >> it's one of the hardest thing i've done. i'm not used to being on this side. >> he's not hurting anybody. he's not asking anybody to pray with him. >> kennedy says he will fight for his ability to pray on the field. sherwin williams is hoping to help give hospitals a new paint job for reasons that have nothing to do with room color. the company says it's developed a paint line that can kill 99.9% of bacteria. how cool is that. sherwin williams says its paint shield line has passed epa testing for being an antimicrobial paint. what a great concept. >> that's incredible. >> that is amazing. it's 4:50. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, police officers at one brooklyn precinct are turning their space into a haunted house to spread a
84th street and 2nd avenue and several buildings along a two- block stretch were without water for several hours. bad news for business owners on top of course the construction. >> very concerned about the serving during 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. so i had to call my reservations to cancel and tell them not to show up until 7 p.m. >> the mta says that a fitting on a replacement water main had failed. three years later there is another sandy related subway closure in lower manhattan. on monday the mta is shutting down the main entrance of the south ferry white hall station. it is another stage of the nearly $200 million rehab project. the storm flooded the station with 15 million-gallons of salt water. watertight doors and other features are being installed. the closure expected to last nine months. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with
>> all right, let's look at some temperatures because they're coming on down every hour. it's 54 in the park right now. temperatures around staten island to about 52 there in elizabeth and newark. a little wind out there west at 12 to 24 at laguardia. baseball weather tonight. 52 degrees at 8:07. royals and the mets game 3 of the world series. trick or treating tomorrow evening, great weather. we're looking at a beauty. going to be very nice. don't forget, set your clocks back as we go into saturday elbacko. >> that was really good, made lots of sense. >> no. >> let's go over to a traffic cal are and we'll show you what is happening. bill you pointed this out. here it is, the fdr drive on the northbound side, they're in the process of clearing away that construction.
it's going to take you into the 100s. i'll tell you what's happening here in mahwah, route 202 both ways between the state line and ramapo avenue. itst a road surface collapse. we have all lanes closed down in both directions. as you come down the new york state thruway near exit 13, the palisades parkway we have a construction zone right there, and right in the middle of the construction zone there is an accident. slow it down if you are traveling around 17 both ways between century road and midland avenue construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. mass transit is doing pretty good. lori and ken over to you. new york's finest are turning into new york's spookiest as they scare up some community connections. >> the 78th precinct house is now a haunted house and nypd officers are playing the parts of halloween monsters. families from the neighborhood are invited to come in and meet the officers and have some festive fun. >> most people meet the police on negative, you know, events so we're trying to bring kids
in and adults to meet the cops in a positive event. >> they opened the doors for us people in the neighborhood around crown heights or flatbush. i just say thank you to them. >> there's more halloween fun to be had. the haunted house will be open again at 2:00 this afternoon. >> very cool. >> closing in on 5:00, we're following developments in the bronx after one person was killed. another person injured in a fast moving fire. several people displaced this morning. we're live at the scene. >> and we are live at citi field where the mets are set to take on the royals tonight in the first world series game to be played at citi field. >> also meteorologist bill evans is tracking your world series forecast. your trick or treating forecast and what you can expect for the tcs new york city marathon that's happening this sunday. your accuweather update coming up next at 5, channel 7
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. developing at 5 a.m., investigators are on the scene of a deadly fire looking into what caused it, and we are talking with the fire department and we'll have a live update. >> a suspect behind bars believed to be behind two shootings including one outside a bronx strip club. >> and citi field is prepped, and it is ready for its first world series game as the mets take on the royals hoping to bounce back in front of the home crowd. >> and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining us. i'm ken. it is friday october 30th.
traffic. the accuweather forecast. >> here we go, let's take a look outside. we've got some cool weather. dropping. our 5 a.m. temperature is going to be 52 degrees. as we go into the morning we're going to be looking at a beautiful sunrise after 7:00. carmel's 49. oar monk 49 as well as white plains. you go over to rocklin county and new city is about 49. these numbers are a little warmer than normal but they're still falling as high pressure is coming across from west to east giving us some beautiful weather today with a lot of sunshine and a high of 60. 58, 54 by noontime, 60 later on. that's normal. speaking of normal, here she is, weather and heather and every 7 minutes we give you that. >> right. sure. let's go check out a camera and show you how things are looking on the fdr drive, the northbound side getting into 96th street they're trying to get that construction cleared away.
i can tell you that our subway status service is running on or close to schedule. no major problems, long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit. if you're going to citi field be a great idea to hop on the 7 train. if you're coming in for the marathon might want to think about mass transit. checking out route 202 both ways between the new york state line and ramapo avenue. all lanes are closed down in both directions. new york state thruway coming south near exit 13. that's the palisades parkway. we have an accident right smack in the middle of the construction zone. we have construction ongoing route 17 both ways between avenue. more construction there, a couple of lanes are closed down and street cleaning rules are thank you. it's 5:02, and developing this morning, a fast moving fire has killed one person and injured another in the bronx. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now on the scene dray. >> good morning, lori. it took firefighters about 60 minutes to get the fire under
control here in the mount hope section of the bronx. this morning investigators are still here on the scene. they're inside the apartment going over the fire damage in hopes of finding a cause. police have not released the name of the elderly man who later died. the first call for help came in around 8:00 last night here. firefighters say when they arrived they came up against heavy smoke but light flames. inside the apartment they found the elderly man lying in the middle of the living room suffering with serious burns and he was in full cardiac arrests. despite their best efforts he was pronounced dead at bronx lebanon hospital. firefighters were able to contain the fire to just the living room and stop it from spreading throughout the three- story building. >> damage is extensive on the first floor, the fire did not extend to the floors above. it's really confined to the first floor living room where we found the victim. a next door neighbor did suffer smoke inhalation. that neighbor is going to be okay.
investigators still inside the apartment trying to determine what caused that fire to happen last night. we're live this morning in the bronx, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. it's 5:04. new this morning, the suspect in a deadly shooting outside a bronx strip club has been caught nearly 150 miles away. schenectady. out in a house. he's charged in the murder of jose feliciano earlier this month. police have also tied warren to a non-fatal shooting in the bronx last year. it's 5:04. the mets are ready to take to the field tonight down 2 games to none as they face the royals in game 3. it's going to be the first world series game ever played at citi field. kala rama is there with a look ahead to the big game. good morning to you kala. >> reporter: i've been here all week. i can tell you firsthand, i went inside and saw it, the
possible here for game 3. they've got the beautiful world series logos already on the grass. this game is sure to be a nail biter here, especially after game 1 here and that 14 innings there, game 2's letdown in kansas city. tonight mayor de blasio will be in the house, and get this, de blasio is a self-professed boston red sox fan and his hometown team was beaten in 1986 world series by the mets. this time around he's rooting for the amazins and quoting yogi berra saying it's not over until it's over. you've got to believe. >> everybody take a chill pill. being down two games to nothing is not a big deal. coming home to the roman coliseum like citi field where there's incredible support, mets lineup is outstanding. >> reporter: a chill pill, that's good advice but fans here are very excited. the mets have some advice. if you are coming out to this area take train 7. there will
be increased train service for you, especially on game days like today. it comes right into citi field. also get here early. there will be enhanced security getting into citi field. we're live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. stay with eyewitness news for the latest on the mets quest for the world series glory. you can also follow updates on our facebook and twitter payment. bill de blasio is kicking off his reelection campaign and his critics are making their voices heard. cell phone video shows protestors making their way into a midtown fundraiser. they only made it as far as the lobby but they are not the only ones fighting against a second term for mayor de blasio. a poll shows 45% of voters approve of the mayor's first two years in office while 46% disapprove. 42% think he deserves to be reelected, 48% do not.
>> the mayor is a fogressive. he's betrayed his base, he's betrayed so many of the people that voted for we want to make sure we come out here and talk to him about the policies he's been pushing in our communities. >> there's still a lot of time before the next election. mayor de blasio says last night's campaign kickoff event went great. time is 5:07. new this morning, the senate has passed a federal budget heading off a default and a possible government shutdown. the body okayed the plan early this morning. the vote was 64-35. two-year deal suspends the debt limit and increases federal spending for domestic and defense programs by more than $80 billion. the house passed the deal earlier this week. it now heads to president obama for final approval. it's 5:07. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> let's look outside because this is where all the action is. we're looking at clear skies,
here at 4 times square looking down to staten island, sandy hook new jersey, to the verrazano narrows bridge, a really pretty morning. our camera here in astoria queens looking south shows that action on the fdr is gone too. that's wound down just like you said it would. temperature 52 degrees. it's still dropping, probably drops into the upper 40s by the time we get to sunrise. clear skies back to the great lakes, west, northwest wind, next action does not come in until sunday evening or sunday really clouds will come out of that next system. we're looking at 51 by 10, 55 at noontime, 60 this afternoon. that's normal for this time of the year. let's see how the huckleberries are dressed at the bus stop this morning. got on all their warm gear and their little mittens. aren't they cute, the little baggers. >> not going very well at the george washington bridge. let's take a look at a traffic
camera and show you how things look across the upper level, you are very very slow. they're in the process of clearing away that construction. we're going to head over to our maps. i'll tell you that the inbound george washington bridge is 20 minutes getting into the upper level. lincoln and the holland minor delays. if you're going on the cross bronx west into webster avenue, we have construction. it looks like the delays have eased out. subway status, long island railroad on or close to schedule, another option for getting to citi field. you have metro north, new jersey transit doing just fine. as you head up there mahwah, route 202 remains closed between the new york state line and ramapo avenue. a road surface collapse. all lanes are closed down in both directions. new york state thruway going south, not only do we have construction but we also have an accident. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken and lori over to you. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a new move that could mean criminal charges will be dropped against nsa
jakacki,. european lawmakers are recommending the u.s. drop charges against nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the european parliament voted yesterday to drop the charges against snowden and called for the eu to grant him asylum as an international human rights defender. snowden exposed the nsa surveillance programs two years ago. he's living in exile in russia and will be prosecuted if he returned to the u.s. 5:12. the former new hampshire prep
school student convicted of sexual assaulting an underaged student has been sentenced to a year in jail plus probation. owen la brie is now a registered section offender. during his senior year he forced himself on a 15-year-old girl. la brie who said the encounter was consensual claims it was part of a ritual at the school of seniors seducing underclassman. his victim said in a statement she has regular panic attacks. there's a masked man roaming a neighborhood in oregon and he's not dressed up for halloween. the man goes by the name guardian shield. he patrols parking lots and other areas of an apartment complex wearing a red and black costume and carrying a ballistic shield. he also carries pepper spray, a stun gun, baton, and a first aid kit. >> i want to be taken seriously. everything that i do i try to be legit as much as possible. i make sure no one's breaking
into cars or no one's fighting and people are getting home to their families after a long day of work. >> guardian shield says that at first people were scared to see him, including one woman who screamed when he greeted her but now as the residents start to recognize him he's being thanked for his service. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> 5:14. meteorologist bill evans our resident superhero with the accuweather forecast. >> guardian shield you. >> yes, guardian shield. >> come faithful citizen, ride with me. here's what's going on this morning as we take a look down the east river here, looking like glass down this way down roosevelt island toward the power plant. you can see down from the chrysler building and midtown manhattan down towards 1 world trade. got a pretty morning here. we're looking really good with a great 23-mile visibility. current temperature 52 degrees, a dry humidity. west winds are at 8 gusting to 18.
a little below 30.00 but it has been rising and it will continue to rise. yesterday's high was 73. 13 degrees warmer than normal. for now at massapequa and north port it's 50 degrees. hauppauge is 48. these numbers are still a little warmer than normal for this hour of the day. normal overnight low drops to 42 in the park to 32 in the north and west. still some warm numbers but the temperature is falling. it will fall even more tonight. we're looking at an 8-mile wind in the park. this wind is out of the west and the northwest. in the winter time when it snows, it's our coldest wind. it brings in cooler, drier air out of canada dropping right across. it's cold enough to create lake effect rains. this next front a couple of lows here team up and get together to move our way but not until sunday. i want to show you our futurecast. here is today, friday, clear skies, lots of sun on the guidance. tomorrow lots of sun on the guidance, clouds late in the day mixed with sun.
sunday is a cloudy day with breaks of sun, and then you see there's showers that come in on the model but not until nighttime. if you're coming in, you know, from the marathon and you're going to be running and making it about midnight, you're probably going to get wet. now we're looking at beautiful weather after school today kids. it will be about 58. a cool breeze, great for after school sports. sarah evans has a big field hockey game today. so look out, we are going to win today. we haven't won all year but we're going to win today. royals and mets we're looking at 52 the first pitch temperature at 8:07. as we go toward halloween, it's looking beautiful. trick or treat weather is great. it's creepy, it's creepier, but it's very nice weather and back saturday night. fall back. we end daylight savings time and we go on regular eastern standard time. cooler weather today. it's our normal high of 60.
tonight our normal low right around 42. we're at 43 in the city, 33 in the suburbs and 28 well north and west. tomorrow a mix of sun and clouds, 56 degrees and on saturday a really pretty day, clouds on sunday with breaks of sun and 63. still great weather for the marathon, and next week it's gorgeous, 68 on tuesday. looking at wednesday, 70 degrees. looking absolutely stunning next week. should be absolute -- 70 in november. >> wow. >> that's nice. >> see you in november. >> november like you never knew it. >> can it stay that way through january, bill? >> unfortunately ken, no. >> all good things must come to an end. >> why does he have to be debbie downer on me heather all the time. >> well, he just tells the truth. >> that's right. >> i don't and that much do i? >> i'll tell you the truth. i'll lie like a rug to ken.
truth now as we head to our subway status. subways are running on or close to schedule. if you are going to hang out on to the bruckner expressway that's a different story. northbound side near the hunts point drawbridge we have all lanes closed down. that is an accident. on the george washington bridge inbound upper level that construction is clearing but in the meantime you have to deal with a 25 minute delay getting to the upper level. shoot for that lower level instead. lincoln has a minor wait. the holland tunnel is doing very well. we're also checking out the cross bronx west from the sheridan getting into webster avenue. we still have that construction there. it's not causing a major delay. long island railroad, great way to get to citi field tonight and you also have metro north and new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the free shipping offer from target that will save you a bundle this holiday season, find out when the special deal begins. >> and how new york city's
welcome back. happening today, mayor de blasio and the city's first lady will get in the halloween spirit as they welcome hundreds of children to their home. the gracie mansion halloween party starts tonight at 5 p.m. it includes face painting, story telling and magic show as well as some creative costumes. the mayor and shirleen mccray
last year they dressed as characters inspired by greek mythology. that looked pretty good. >> mm-hmm fun time. it's 5:22. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> yeah, and around here people are all dressed up all kinds of stuff around here this morning. heather o'rourke is dressed up as heather o'rourke. [ laughter ] creepy. >> here's what's going on this morning, we've got kind of a morning where it's quiet. a west wind 7, 12, 14 miles an hour. if you're taking the ferries you've got a nice ride around lower manhattan. laguardia. baseball weather tonight, world series game 3, temperature of 52 degrees, a little northwest wind will help daniel he's a left-handed batter. halloween trick or treating weather is great after sunset which is right after 6:00. it's going to be right around 52, 53 degrees.
folks, set your clock back. that is for my door lady gloria who keeps reminding me. she keeps saying to me every time i enter the building. you're not telling people to set the clocks back. >> you've said it like every 7 minutes for the past five days. >> come on gloria. >> she's my friend. >> she's very busy taking care of the door. >> yes, every 7 minutes. let's go right over to our subway status. i can tell you that our subways are running on or close to schedule. close. if you want to go to citi field tonight use the 7 train, metro north, new jersey transit trains running on or close. our street cleaning rules in effect. 5:23. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the decision by the largest department store in the country that is sparking outrage among employees and customers. >> channel 7 is your home for the tcs new york city marathon. >> we're taking you mile by mile introducing you to some of
the new yorkers you're going to find on the course. >> hello, my name is spike lee right here, brooklyn i grew up, and for many many years i had my children bring right here to the corner and watch 50,000 runners run. this is mile 9, the corner of south elliott and lafayette avenue. brooklyn, what's up. >> for a second i thought, wow he looks like the real spike lee. >> duh. >> the tcs new york city
on the money this morning, asian stocks are mixed. >> japan's nikkei average gained a fraction. hong kong's hang seng closed down. on wall street the dow starts down 23 points at 17755. nasdaq and s&p 500 also begin lower and right now futures are pointing to a higher open. if you didn't stock up on your halloween candy yet be prepared for sticker shock. >> kendis gibson and reena ninan have this morning's business headlines. >> topping america's money, sticker shock on the sticky
this year's halloween candy costs 4.2% more than last year. >> sugar and cocoa prices are up, but if you wait a little longer you may find sweet deals at the last minute. wal-mart and target are both kicking off their holiday shopping season tomorrow. but target is offering free shipping on all online orders with no minimum purchase. >> that's a deal. >> wal-mart will still charge for shipping on orders less than $50. a minimum at amazon 35. macy's opening on thanksgiving day, the retailer will open shoppers at 6 a.m. >> analysts say stores are under more pressure to open on thanksgiving day. the move comes as a number of other retailers say they will be closed. >> get out the credit card. it's that time of year. >> going to need it. >> ho ho ho. that's america's money. developing right now in the bronx, investigators are working to determine what sparked a deadly fire in the bronx.
now new york's number 1 news channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. firefighters are searching for the cause of a deadly fire that took place overnight killing one person. >> and this morning dramatic new video from the overnight a good samaritan makes a daring move to save two people stuck in their car moments before it bursts into flames. >> and also the world series moves greens tonight. the mets hoping for a charged up home crowd will take them to a victory. their first victory so far. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for joining us, it is friday october 30th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> we have a beautiful fall morning outside. it's going to be salutely gorgeous today. we're looking at temperatures starting around 52 degrees.
clear skies, a west wind now from 8 to 18 as we look southward from roosevelt island to the fdr and over to midtown. hackettstown new jersey and around 44 degrees. as well as franklin when you go through hunterdon, somerset county, middlesex county 46 to 50 degrees. 49 long island, 52 bridgeport. afternoon. day. we're back to the real deal of reality weather for fall, and it's going to be great. we'll talk about baseball weather for tonight, halloween tomorrow, new york marathon on sunday. it's a busy weekend around here. >> certainly is, and mass transit is going to come into play. if you want to have an easy ride, especially tonight if you're going to citi field we'll head to our subway status. at this point our subways are running on or close to schedule. take the 7 train to citi field. long island railroad on or close and long island will get you there.
on or close to schedule. bruckner expressway north at the hunts point drawbridge we cleared. george washington bridge inbound upper level construction is still clearing. it's about 15 minutes getting into the upper level, lincoln and holland they have minor delays. we can take a look at a traffic cam and i can show you the george washington bridge barely moving across that upper level, lower level a better bet. street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. we are counting down to game 3 of the world series tonight, and the mets will be at home to face the royals for the first time in the fall classic. >> they're down two games to none but they have seen this situation in their past, way back in 1986 if you might recall, and they went on to win it all back then. kala rama live at citi field where all the action will take place. kala. >> reporter: good point ken. that's what the fans are hoping for, a big comeback here and now that the mets are at home. here at citi field they're
their comeback against kansas city here. citi field is all decked out. i can tell you i was there firsthand. inside it looks amazing for game 3 of the fall classic. noah syndergaard has the job of starting the mets on their climb out of the 0-2 hole. the rookie says it's just another challenge in a season that has been full of them. >> part of the reason our team he's had so much success is being able to handle the resiliency and come together as a team and overcome and win some ball games. >> we're down but we're not out, and we fought back so many times this year, this is just another challenge that we have to meet and so far we've met them all. >> all right. here's a bizarre coincidence, new yorker billy joel will sing the national anthem at game 3 tonight. the past two times he's sung before a game the mets have lost. joel did the anthem at game 2 in 1986 when the mets lost to the red sox, and joel was there at game 1 back in 2000 when the
let's hope this ill omen doesn't stick for tonight. game 3 kicks off at 8:07. live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. and eyewitness news is your mets station. we will be with the team every step of the way as the amazins take on the kansas city royals in the world series. we'd like to see how you are celebrating. send us your pictures using the hashtag abc7ny. developing right now in the bronx, investigators are looking for the cause of a deadly fire. flames broke out just after 8:00 last night on the first floor of the building. firefighters say they found a man unconscious in the living room of the apartment where the fire fire started. he died at the hospital. another resident is being treated for smoke inhalation. this is a live look at the scene where the investigation continues at this hour. new this morning, a final good-bye for slain nypd
detective randolph holder in his native of guyana. holder's body arrived at the airport of the south american nation a few hours ago. detective holder's casket was the nypd. the five-year veteran was shot to death last week while harlem. a vigil takes place in guyana tonight. officer holder will be buried tomorrow. we're seeing dramatic new video of a fiery crash on the sawmill river parkway. a good samaritan pulled the driver out of the car before it burst into flames in yonkers. a passenger was able to get out on her own. firefighters put that fire out. as you can see the car was gutted. the driver is expected to be okay. new this morning, a fugitive on the run for nearly a week is killed in a shootout with police in tennessee. floyd ray cook was wanted for shooting at a police officer and a state trooper. authorities caught up with him early this morning just north
of the tennessee border. shots were fired near the town of burkesville. cook was pronounced dead at the scene. an investigation underway after the pilot of a jumbo jet spotted a drone as he was headed for kennedy airport. british airways flight from london was over floral park long island when the crew spotted the unmanned aircraft. the pilot told air traffic control it was a drone or a strange looking balloon. >> it was going roughly towards the west and it was about i would say difficult to tell the size of the thing but about 300 feet above us, and it was black and sort of, well it looked like one of those things with the four propellers on the corner. >> the faa and nassau county police are investigating the sighting which is more than three dozen in the air space of jfk over the last year. new video of that massive fire on board a plane in florida.
investigators believe that a fuel leak may have caused this massive fire on board a passenger plane that left 17 people hurt. the dynamic airways flight was preparing to take off from fort lauderdale when an engine caught fire. a pilot in another plane alerted a tower about the fuel leak just before flames erupted. passengers were forced to jump down emergency chutes to escape the flames. >> i heard a loud bang, turned around, saw the lights, saw flames, ran to the front of the aircraft. he opened the door. the chute opened to the sides where the flames were. >> one person has serious burns. investigators are now trying to pinpoint where the leak originated. >> it's amazing it wasn't more serious. >> timing's everything. 5:37. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with mom bill evans and the accuweather -- meteorologist bill evans and
>> looking at a beautiful morning, we're going to look at temperatures that continue to drop as we head towards sunrise. 52 degrees, clear skies, west wind out there making it feel a little brisk. that wind is up to 18, 24 miles an hour right out of the west and the northwest. a cool wind out of canada. brand new high pressure ridge here. next batch of rain or possible rain sunday night with a front that could come through rather dry. no worries this weekend. 50 1:00 it's 57. afternoon. drops quickly after sunset to 52 at game time tonight citi field 8:00. 60 kiddos later on today. i give a c because that's an average weather day for this time of the year. heather says take mass transit, take the 7 train this weekend. >> great idea for tonight. let's go over to our maps. i can tell you how things are looking as you travel on to the bruckner northbound at the hunts point drawbridge.
two lanes are closed down with that accident. subway status, service on or close to schedule. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit running on time. if you are heading to citi field tonight you can use the 7 train. long island railroad from penn station or wood side and also the port washington branch is an option. 5 minute delays inbound at the tolls for the george washington bridge, but that upper level is still very slow. lincoln is minor. the holland is minor. let's take a look at a traffic camera. i can show you the george washington bridge. you can see that upper level moving left to right, the inbound side not a good idea. you want to go to that lower level if you can. we have street cleaning rules in effect. ken and lori over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, police bust a multimillion dollar prescription pill operation spanning two boroughs. hear how two pharmacists may have been involved. >> thousands of gallons of water blasting through the ground and into the sky
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5:42. police say they have busted a lucrative oxycodone ring run by the owners of two small neighborhood pharmacies. prosecutors say pharmacists lilian jakacki and her husband marcin jakacki distributed more than half a million pills of the highly addictive painkiller often using fake prescriptions. the millions made were then used to buy a house in greenwich connecticut and to lease a porsche and a land rover. what has already become a big headache on the upper east side became an even bigger one when a geyser erupted at the 2nd avenue construction site. water was caught on camera shooting into the air at 84th street and 2nd avenue. several buildings along a two- block stretch were without
one business owner we spoke with scrambled to cancel reservations at his restaurant. >> was very concerned about the business because we had to stop serving during 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. so i had to call my reservations to cancel and tell them to show up until 7 p.m. >> the mta says a fitting on a replacement water head had failed. a huge concern has led to a major recall of injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions. the pens may not deliver the right amount of drug to stop an allergic reaction. the recall includes ovq injectors. the company has received at least 26 reports of malfunctions. fortunately nobody has died. and you were busy last night. >> yes, i i was. i had the privilege of emceeing the council center reception.
offenders to break them from substance addiction and get them reintegrated into society. it was a wonderful group of dedicated people, and that's usually the challenge, if they have an addiction when they're behind bars, when they get out they get them education and get them back into the work force. it's a terrific organization. >> yeah, to help them make that transition. >> you bet. >> nice group. it is 5:44. let's check in with bill. >> we've got a great morning outside. here is a look at the chrysler building brought to you by jeep. take your jeep and go up the side of the chrysler building and head to roosevelt island. a beautiful morning out to flushing bay. really pretty, cool, crisp, great morning. temperature has been dropping. it was 54 last hour, 52 this hour, humidity is low. the winds are west at 8 to 18. mostly a west to northwest wind, the pressure's steady. it will continue to rise. look at yesterday's high number. yesterday we were 73. normal high number is 60. today we're going to be right at 60.
that's going to feel cooler because of the warmth yesterday. sun's up at 7:24. going to have a beautiful sunrise too. yesterday's warm wind is now a brisk breeze it morning: we'll be near normal, cool and dry for trick or treating. great for halloween and then we've got sun and clouds on marathon sunday. if there's a shower it's late at night. 52 around norwalk, and 49 around smith town, 46 brook haven. these numbers are a few degrees warmer than normal. overnight low in the park is 52. it's 32 here to the north. cooler air is continuing to pour in here out of oh canada out of the northwest. the winds are from 8 to 16 miles an hour at newburgh. 12 miles an hour wind at poughkeepsie and over towards bridgeport. clear skies back to the great lakes, all the way back to this area where there's a front that will keep moving eastward. on the futurecast, we've got clear skies today, clear skies tomorrow, partly cloudy by 4:00 saturday and then sunday's a cloudy day. if there is a shower it's kind
of toward midnight sunday. much of the day try. we're going to be looking at a low around international falls and a low down south. all this slides eastward this weekend. we call that a squeeze play where we have a lot of sunshine today and tomorrow and the possibility of a shower when that front gets here sunday night. after school we're at 58, beautiful weather. great weather today for all kinds of outdoor sports, friday night football, all that good stuff. baseball as well. we're looking at a temperature tonight, baseball time about 52 degrees at first pitch at 8:00. high slides eastward. we'll have a great day on halloween. we're looking at 56. there's that front. by the time it gets to us, it runs out of steam and loses its moisture so the rain would come sunday night. 52 degrees, northwest wind 6 to 12. halloween 51 with a light variable to a southwest wind, to a southerly wind. set your clocks back saturday night or you're really on time for everything.
weather, 60 degrees today. tonight it's clear, it's chilly. 20s and 30s in the suburbs. tomorrow a mixture of sun and clouds. your accuweather seven-day forecast, a cloudy day on sunday but it's dry, some breaks of sun. it warms to 63 i think first step temperature is about 50 at staten island, fort wadsworth for the marathon. should be some great weather and then we've got a beauty of a week coming up. we warm up to 70 by wednesday. >> that's great. that's great. [ laughter ] >> i said 70 and you gave me the look. >> it was a good look. >> yes. >> it was a happy look. >> yes. >> a good look is mass transit options on getting to citi field heather. >> you are absolutely right. that is a great idea. if you are going to citi field tonight, here are some options for you. instead of driving take the number 7 train, long island railroad from penn station or woodside. our subways are running on or close to schedule. you have long island railroad,
metro north, new jersey transit running on or close. the bruckner going north near the hunts point drawbridge, two lanes are closed down because of that ongoing accident being cleared away. 202 is still closed down both ways with that ongoing construction. looking at a webcam, pretty slow through eagle avenue. street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. we're going to show you newly released video of a deadly clash between rival biker gangs in waco texas. >> also ahead a police precinct in brooklyn transforming into a
protect our children. it's 5:51 now, newly obtained video shows the scene in waco texas where a shootout among rival biker clubs came to a deadly end. a fight and shootout erupted just off camera between a group of motorcycle clubs last may at this restaurant. panic suddenly erupts. video shows motorcyclists ducking for cover while others pull out guns. nine people got killed. 177 people got arrested. investigators now trying to figure out who leaked the video. 5:51. new york's finest are turning into new york's spookiest as they scare up some community connections in brooklyn. the 78th precinct house is now a haunted house, and nypd of halloween monsters. families from the neighborhood are invited to come in and meet the officers and have some festive fun. >> most people are -- meet the police on negative, you know, event, so we're trying to bring kids in and adults to meet the
>> they opened the doors for us people in the neighborhood flatbush. i just say thank you to them. >> and there's more halloween fun to be had. the haunted house will be open again at 2:00 this afternoon. it is 5:52, still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, police investigators on the scene of a deadly fire in the sparked it.
you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. 6 minutes before 6:00. we're looking at cool temperatures this morning, 51, clear skies going to 60 today as you look here on the upper west side. boy, it's flowing really well. we're looking at 47 by 9, 55 by noon and 60 this afternoon for the high. dress warmly kiddos at the bus stop.
it will be a temperature of 49 at the bus stop, breezy and chilly. so weather then heather every 7 minutes. you're looking rather dapper at the bus stop. >> thank you very much. it must be the hat. we'll talk about what's going on with our basement everything at this point is running on or close to schedule. no major problems to report. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing very well. bruckner an accident north at the hunts drawbridge. if you're heading on route 202 in mahwah you're going to find a full closure between the new york state line and ramapo avenue because of a road surface collapse. all lanes are closed down in both directions. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. thank you. and the countdown is on for the tcs new york city marathon, and one new yorker is playing a key role. spike lee says he grew up watching runners take part in the marathon every year, and now the route goes right past
year he's going to be at the finish line serving as the marathon's grand marshal. >> i love new york city. i'm always pulling for new york city, you know, promoting new york city, and this is one of the biggest events in the world, and with the greatest runners and everyday people come together. >> lee's role isn't just ceremonial. he's also putting together a short film about all there is to love in new york city. that will air right before the marathon kicks off sunday morning right here on channel 7. and our coverage of the marathon weekend begins tomorrow night at 7:30. we countdown to the starting line and the new york city marathon starts at 7 a.m. right here on channel 7. >> very exciting. i am looking forward to it. we are closing in on 6:00. just ahead, a video of a raging fire at a recycling plant.
the damage stretching much further than firefighters could control. >> and a late night debate on capitol hill to avert a government default with one presidential candidate cutting his campaign short. >> and can authority become a hero for the mets looking to capture their first world series win tonight. we're live at citi field. >> and meteorologist bill evans has your exclusive accuweather forecast for this hey buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief. ditch the misery.