tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC November 4, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EST
for "gma." and developing at 4:30, the search is on for the attacker who slashed a hatzolah emergency worker in brooklyn. the coast guard searching for the boater who vanished in the long island sound. and we also are learning more this morning about the child shot and killed chicago. police are hoping a reward will bring in new leads. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, november 4th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> yesterday's high 72 degrees. today, we're looking at another warm day today. and our temperatures starting
it's 58 it might drop another degree or two. normal overnight low is 45. so we're way warmer than that. 41 kingston and poughkeepsie. 53 white plains and 51 bridgeport. 48 islip. it's kind of the cool spot as well as wrightstown at about 42. we'll have sunshine today we're going to get to 70 degrees one more time. we're going to do it again maybe a record high by friday and talk more about that in just a moment. but starting off already she's got problems on the brooklyn bridge. the bqe actually getting into the bridge and there was this earlier garbage truck fire, this is what it looked like a little while ago and you can see the fire department on the scene. and this garbage truck right here was on near and fire department there. -- fire and fire department there. looks as though all lanes are still closed down. over to the web cams and i can show you the scene right now. still out there trying to work on it. no longer fully angel you have had. they should be able to get this
here's the bqe near union street going northbound. we'll just pinpoint where this is for you. it's the bqe northeast getting into the brooklyn bridge, truck fire. the fire has been extinguished the truck is still on the scene. the fire department is still there. all lanes are closed down you can still see that we have that delay getting into that spot. now the brooklyn bridge inbound is closed down until 6:00 a.m. with that overnight construction. brooklyn bound traffic can use the manhattan bound lanes and that causes a bit of a backup on the fdr drive. our street cleaning rules are back in effect. can ken over to you. developing this morning police are looking for clues if morning after a hatzolah worker was slashed in the back in brooklyn. dray clark has an update from the overnight story. weapon. within the last half hour, the nypd's crime scene unit wrapped up the investigation and the area behind me where the reopened. the 34-year-old victim this morning is in stable condition
now here's cell phone video from last night showing medics preparing to rush the victim to the hospital. at around 8:20 last night the victim who was a volunteer medic with the crown heights hatzolah was stabbed. that stabbing happening at eastern parkway and rogers avenue. the victim says his attacker approached him from behind and slashed his neck and never said a word before running away. investigators searched the area for a weapon and also looking for that suspect who was possibly wearing a mask. now this section of crown heights has a very high jewish population. so some are wondering for the victim was targeted because he's jewish. >> with this stabbings that are taking place in israel. we cannot be relaxed when you investigate something of this magnitude. if you determine if it's a hate came and we news -- crime and we need to use all the video footage and everything we can to apprehend the person responsible. >> reporter: again, the 34-year- old victim is a volunteer medic and he was off-duty at the
time of the stabbing but he had his radio so he was able to call for help right away when that stabbing happened. again, he's listed in stable condition this morning and recovery. we're live in crown heights, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. it's 4:34. family and friends will say a today. one of the victims killed in crash. yesterday mourners gathered at the scene of saturday's crash in morris park. last night wake services were held for 24-year-old kristian leka who pushed his sister out of the way of a car on friday. show survived but leka, 10-year- old nyanna aquil and 64-year- old louis perez were also killed. the funeral will be held today in art dale.
followed by the burial in hawthorne. the wake for aquill and her grandfather louis perez is friday. november 6th at mcnut lee funeral home in the bronx. it begins at 3:00 p.m. and then on saturday, harvest fields community church also in the bronx will hold funeral services at 10:00 a.m. time is 4:35. and there's a wake today for first grader who choked on a sandwich while she was in school. noah lisa etcahverrai died last friday. she died while eating lunch in brooklyn. her wake is 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. today at the ortiz funeral home in williamsburg. police are looking for the man and woman who pulled off a string of burglaries in brooklyn. the duo targeting four businesses since late september. they were caught on surveillance video burglarizing the jimmy impress in bushwick. the -- express in bushwick.
they loaded the loot into a push wagon and just took off. now new this morning, the coast guard looking for the person who varnished from a kayak found off the eastern end of plum island in long island sound. the red kayak was spotted by another boater. it was carrying fishing rods and food but sadly there was no sign of the owner. the search is being handled by the coast guard units out of montauk and an aviation unit from cape cod. manhattan has waited nearly a century for the second avenue subway line to be done. more patience though will be necessary after the mta announced that it will not be able to start digging phase two of the project until 2020. the agency will not be able to use a tunnel boring machine until at least then. phase two stretches from 96th to 125th streets. one business owner told eyewitness news that the delay he says all the construction makes it tough for him to survive even right now. >> we just holding on trying to
but if it's going to be delayed three more years? that is going to be really tough. >> the mta had some good news, phase one on target to be completed by the end of next year. the polls are closed and the voters have spoken. results have been coming in overnight. on a heated race for district attorney in nassau county. in the end singus beat murray. also on long island pa loan is kenning his job -- keeping his job. and it was a close fight for the next district attorney of richmond. a county democrat michael mcman won over joan aluzzi. mets' manager terry collins did not get the victory in this year's world series. however, he is set to receive the spoils. collins the general manager sandy alderson will hold a final news conference at city field this morning. reports say they will announce new two year deal for the mets' skipper. collins led the club to its
seasons and its first world series since the year 2000. he's also in the running for the baseball writers' manager of the year award. time is 4:38 and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather seven day forecast. >> let's take a look outside. we have ourselves a pretty morning and clear skies absolutely gorgeous today. we're going to be looking at a day where we see temperatures that will warm up again to near 70 degrees. it will be a beautiful day. this morning just a little jacket and sweater is all you need. and today we're also going to be looking at temperatures today that will start out very warm for this hour of the day. starting out at 58 degrees. and we're looking at clear skies with a little bit of a wind out of the north and kind of out of the southeast but these are very light wind. clear skies all the way back to the great lakes and another great day today with sunshine. 59 by 8:00 and noontime 68.
[ laughter ] 70-degree weather in november. oh my gosh. that's bondable. >> guess we'll have to live with. that. >> let's do forever. right over here and look at a web cam and we still have some activity left over from the earlier truck fire but it looks like they are really working on getting it cleared away. i don't see the truck anymore but we still have some lanes closed down. in fact all lanes are closed down and we do have a delay going all the way back the union street as you go up into the brooklyn bridge. so let's go over to the maps i can tell you that the bqe northeast at the brooklyn bridge garbage truck fire extinguished but all lanes are closed downment brooklyn bridge inbound closed until 6:00 a.m. outbound traffic will use the manhattan bound lanes. e trains suspended between jamaica center and briarwood. three trains suspended between new lox avenue and 148th street because of track work. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro you're are running on or close to schedule.
however the inbound george washington bridge lower level has been reopened. so has the new jersey turnpike's newark bay extension west. from the holland tunnel to 14th see that construction cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a bombshell in the case of an illinois police lieutenant found shot to death. what investigators now say what really happened. >> also a new study revealing parents who let their teens drink under their watch really need to think twice about that. >> plus, it's benny's birthday and he's in a gift giving mood. hear the freebie he has for
arkansas, this parachute is attached to a plane that made a crash landing near a high school. and the aerocraft was carrying three people including former wal-mart ceo bill simon, the plane went down after the oil system failed. simon managed to release the plane's spar chute. everyone on -- parachute. everyone on board suffered minor injuries, without that parachute it could have been lot worse clearly. a woman whose truck was also hit by the falling plane is okay this morning. meteorologist bill evans joining us with this accuweather forecast. spring-like. really spring-like. >> oh. very. and we're looking at some very warm temperatures it's on cram midtown. -- camera in midtown. great visibility here from fifth avenue and 59th street south. here's another view from our camera at four times square. we're looking south all the way past one world trade. great visibility and clear skies and beautiful morning. 58 degrees. that's our normal average afternoon high temperature. the humidity is dry. the winds are northwest.
still have this strong ridge of high pressure over us. well, temperatures are in the mid- and upper 50s around the five boroughs to 51 bridgeport and 41 poughkeepsie. normally we would be about 45 here. and 35 out there. but it's way warm this morning with a calm to a little light wind today. out of the south and southeast and some spots a little northeasterly wind. but it's all quiet. it's all clear. all the way back to the great lakes. actually what might surge up our way is some of this stuff down here by tomorrow night. it's just more warm air. that could surge up and over us and give us a sprinkle tomorrow morning. in the futurecast, clouds tomorrow. today sunshine. the guidance is showing a sprinkle popping up tomorrow. out of the south. and as this warm air surging up tomorrow, and there might be a sprinkle overnight into friday. and then friday, you can see the cool front is coming through on friday. so we'll warm to 74 ahead of that. may tie or break a record high. and then cooler air brings us back down to earth and reality
still spring-like today. we're at 70 degrees and as high pressure ridge kind of slides south and east. and this warmer air comes up clouds collect tomorrow. just a sprinkle. i mean we're not looking at more than a tenth as we get into tomorrow evening. so it's unseasonably warm at 70. again today. yesterday was 72. and tonight 56 in the five boroughs. to about 46 in the suburbs north and west. now, thursday we get that sprinkle late in the day. friday we get sunshine. 74. could be a sprinkle you know as the front comes through late in the day friday. and then look at saturday it's 63. and then it's 57 on sunday. we're looking at some absolute gorgeous weather as we go into the weekend. it's just more fall-like. you know more real deal weather but look tuesday of next week. we're back into the low 60s. what's that about? >> can't wait until we get back to the normal mid 70s. >> see? it's not really normal. but you know, the thing about it is, it's nice. >> it is so nice. it's just -- let's just take it.
i don't want to even really talk about it. i don't want to mess it up. >> just is. >> just is. >> uh-huh. >> enjoy it. >> you know what else is nice? heather o'rourke. yes, thank you very much ken i really appreciate that. but you know what is knottiness? when all laned are closed down on the bqe at 4:46 in the morning. they're moving this camera around but basically what they're trying to find out is have they opened the lanes or not yet? they have not opened the lanes yet and where is this? this is on the bqe. and we still have this activity going on. so it looks like they have a big mess that they need to clean up and that's why it's taken a while to open it up. but check out the delay from converse street into the area of the brooklyn bridge. and i'll tell you where this is. brooklyn bridge northeast. fire extinguished and all lanes closed down and you have delays at least back to the brooklyn battery tunnel until you get to this spot. brooklyn bound or outbound traffic will use manhattan bound trains.
jamaica center and briarwood and three trains suspended between new lox and 148th street. mass transit, new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north are doing just fine. some construction left over at the hudson river crossings. but we do have minor delays and the good news is the george washington bridge inbound lower level has been fully reopened. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori over to you. all right heather thank you. it's 4:47. a heart-breaking gun violence story out of chicago and a fourth grader gunned down near his grandmother's home. police are now trying to figure out if he was targeted. 9-year-old thai ty--tyshawn lee was killed on monday. an argument was taking place when gunshots rang out. lee was shot several times in his head and back. >> that's not an accident you know. that's not a stray bullet. that's like an execution.
anything that happened, please come forward. [ inaudible ] do this to my bay bay. >> police say it's unclear if this was a targeted incident or tragic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. community groups now offering a $20,000 reward for information heeding to an arrest. -- leading to an arrest. new details in the shooting death of a police lieutenant in illinois. investigators are expected to reveal today that this was a suicide. 52-year-old charles joseph gliniewicz radioed that he was chasing three men on foot. they found his body 50 yards from his squad car. new research shows parents who think supervising a teen's alcohol use will help their child should think again. a study of 50,000 adolescents in 20 countries finds that those who use alcohol and/or drugs at home were more likely
those include the need to have a drink or use drugs first thing in the morning. and author of the report points out drug and alcohol use by adolescents can make them predisposed to addiction. it is sean "diddy" combs' birthday but the man born 46 years ago is the one handing out the gifts. >> combs is releasing free music in what he calls a sonic motion picture. a mix tape called "mmm" or mmm will be available at 7:00 this morning. combs says that he used to make just music but now he says he really makes fashion. >> does it all. well, there's just one week left to visit the second germiest tourist attraction in the world. seattle's famous gum wall. at the pike place market. is going to be scrubbed down for the first time in 20 years. the wall has been stuck with an
but the gum is starting to eat away at the wall. so it's going to be steamed off. after that, tourists get a fresh clean surface to begin a new gum wall. >> of course the home of young would be the place to have -- gunnening would be the place to have the gum wall. how proto, nice. tell ahead on eyewitness news, the new picture police want you to see as they hunt down the violent thief. >> also ahead at 5:00, voters in ohio took their opinions about pot to the polls. the major blow to the state's attempt to legalize marijuana. for the girl scout meeting... for the soccer team... for the girl scout meeting... how many meetings are you having?! at stop&shop, prices are down. savings are up.
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helped him spot a mentally disabled marathon runner who had been missing since sunday. 30-year-old gianclaudio marengo who is from italy disappeared sunday just after he finished the tcs new york city marathon. officer man yam was on his way to work yesterday. he spotted marengo still in his racing attire on the number 2 train in midtown manhattan. marengo doesn't speak english and yam gestured to show he was a police officer. >> i was able to open up the where and his picture was -- app where his picture was featured. i said tu and he nodded his head. that's when i had the moment this is actually the person that we are looking for. >> hue cool. officer yam gave marengo something to eat and took him to the hospital. it is 4:54. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and bill i like this new york city. >> it's absolutely -- forecast. >> it's absolutely mild.
we're looking at 58 in the park and that's the normal average afternoon high temperature. we're also looking at temperatures around pretty much the five boroughs and across the superior areas of -- interior areas of northern new jersey also right around al degrees, today a fair amount of sunshine and looking at 70 degrees and even tomorrow we're looking at 70 degrees. some very warm weather for this time of year. it's traffic and weather together every ten minutes. how's it going out there heather? i have a camera show you. in the area of the brooklyn bridge and what's going on with this full closure, you can see that the police are still on the scene. everybody's just waiting in line ready to go northbound on the bqe. here's you're ramp to the -- your ramp@brooklyn bridge but unfortunately at this point, this is still closed down. so we can go over to a web cam and i want to show you the backup and that delay is going to start right around the brooklyn battery tunnel and take you up into the closure scene. we'll head heavierth maps and -- over to the maps and explain
bqe northeast at the brooklyn bridge, garbage truck fire has been extinguished. the lanes are all closed down. brooklyn bound traffic will use the manhattan bound lanes. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken? over to you. all right thank you. a startling revelation about the fbi probe into rappers from wow tang clan in connection with two murders. the fbi documents show agents were looking into whether members of the group ordered the murders of two drug dealers in the '90s. an attorney for one of the defendants wants to see every police report about the staten island rap group's alleged involvement. none of the members have issued a comment. and in connecticut a man accused of killing his parents has been officially charged with their murders. 27-year-old kyle navin was arraigned in bridgeport where bail was set at $2.5 million. his parents jeanette navin and
on friday their bodies were found buried in a vacant home in weston. and we are closing in on 5:00. and at this early hour we're following developments in an apparently random knife attack that occurred in the borough of brooklyn. we're live at the scene where a hatzolah worker got slashed. >> and new this morning, workers are repairing a busted pipe in the bronx. after it sent water spewing into the street. >> and it feels like yesterday? if you like the day before. this sounds like san diego. you're going to really like today too. you know him you love him you can't live without him. meteorologist bill evans is coming back with yet another wonderful accuweather forecast. oh boy. channel 7 eyewitness news this
good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. and police are on the hunt right now for the person behind a violent knife attack in brooklyn. a hatzolah worker was slashed, the attack apparently coming out of nowhere. a bus drive they are brooklyn will face a -- driver in brooklyn will face a judge today after police say he hit and killed a 70-year-old woman and just kept on going. construction crews rip up a street in the bronx after an overnight water main break, and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, november 4th and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather
>> did you say it's november 4th. >> oh, yeah. >> it's not. look at the temperatures it's 57 degrees. >> it's july 4th. >> yes. we're looking at 57. we're going to 70ed to. normally it should be about -- today. normally it should be about 44 degrees right now. and it's way warm. 51 at massapequa. north port is 51 and so is hauppauge. 58 east hampton and 57 in the park. 58 poughkeepsie. back the 70 once again and sunshine again. tomorrow also. maybe a record high friday. we'll cool down for the weekend and we talk about that too in your accuweather seven day forecast. heather is looking at your commute this morning. where do you want to start? the bqe. yes, because we have a full closure of the brooklyn bridge. all because of an earlier garbage truck fire. now they had all lanes closed down but as you can see, they have reopened most of the lanes here. we had a big backup coming over here. but of course, you're going to find looks as though they still have this ramp closed downgoing to the outbound side of the
but we have word that it has been reopened. let's go over to our maps and we'll talk to you about what's going on at the brooklyn bridge. that is closed inbound until 6:00 a.m. brooklyn bound traffic will use the manhattan bound lanes instead. new jersey transit. metro-north doing just fine. subway status, e trains should be running once again. same thing with the other trains. route 17 both ways between midland avenue and century road we have ongoing two construction, two lanes closed down both ways as a result. that construction clearing george, lincoln and holland. no major jersey turnpike newark bay extension also open out of the holland. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. it is 5:02. a has la worker is in the hospital -- hatzolah worker is in the hospital this morning after he was slashed in the backment right now investigators are trying to figure out exact little what sparked it and who's responsible. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live at the scene in crown heights,. >> reporter: good morning, ken,
investigation of this scene this morning but they are still very much looking for that suspect who was possibly wearing a mask when he quickly and quietly approached the victim and stabbed him. ed. >> i've been stab. >> reporter: a desperate call for help from an off-duty volunteer medic with the crown heights hatzolah. the victim stabbed by an attacker that he never saw coming. this cell phone video shows the chaotic scene. and the victim minutes after he was stabbed. and being rushed to king's county hospital. the stabbing happened at eastern parkway and lodges avenue. investigators say a -- rogers avenue. investigators say a man possibly wearing a mask slashed his neck and then ran away after approaching him from behind. >> i came over here and i saw -- the guy was stabbed and loaded them into the -- him into the ambulance and police later. >> reporter: dozens of police officers searched the area looking for the suspect and
investigators also don't have a motive for the stabbing, the suspect never said a word according to the victim. he just stabbed him and ran away. the crown heights neighborhood where this stabbing happened is a jewish community and investigators are not ruling out the possibility that this could have been a biased attack. >> with the stabbings that are taking place in israel, we cannot be relaxed when you investigate something of this magnitude. if you determine if it's a hate crime and we need to use all the video footage and whatever we can to apprehend the person. >> reporter: and the stabbing victim is 34 years old and this morning, he is listed in stable hospital. expected to make a full recovery. we're live this morning in crown heights, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. it's 5:04. happening today, the mta bus driver arrested in the hit and run that killed a 70-year-old woman is expected in court. facing charges including leaving the scene of an
to a pedestrian. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live now in downtown brooklyn. >> reporter: lori in a few hours, that bus driver will appear before a judge in criminal court. take a look. this is 48-year-old paul roper. being let out of the 73rd precinct in handcuffs. he had nothing to say about that hit and run from hours earlier. the mta bus driver is accused of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to yield to a pedestrian, or exercise due care meaning police say he never called 911 at the scene. look at the screen grab from security video from tuesday morning. you can see carol bell using a walker to cross fulton street. the 70-year-old lived at a woman's shelter a block away. police say paul roper was behind the wheel of that mta bus making a left on to fulton slamming into bell. the video too graphic to show, actually shows roper stopping for four seconds then leaving
yeah. kindhearted woman. giving. her death is just shocking. >> it was a bus. that hit her. and broke her up in pieces. it's horrific. it's the way they run this street. they need to put a light here. >> reporter: and get this. the mta says roper was ending his shift and returned back to the east new york depot where another driver checked out the bus not knowing service the same bus -- it was the same bus used in that hit and run. 70-year-old bell leaves behind her daughter and granddaughter who her friends say used to visit her every day at the shelter. we're live in brooklyn, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. and the subway riders slashed with a box cutter on the c train could be going home from the hospital today. police say stanley gray attacked two men on the manhattan bound train yesterday afternoon.
attack and then fled from the ralph avenue station. police caught up with him four blocks away and he's now charged with assault. police say that gray has 31 priors. victim matthew james ruff told eyewitness news through a facebook conversation that the guy seemed like any other dude on the subway. then he pulled a box knife out of and then attacked someone and i tried to i scan to the next subway -- escape to the next subway car but he top of me. the second victim is recovering just fine. new at 5:00 a.m. a bronx neighborhood is drying autoof the overnight -- out after the overnight water main break. the break was around 1:00 this morning. it was a large water main break and the thousands of gallons spewing out shut down streets in the neighborhood for several hours. crews are working to fix that broken pipe right now. the jury in sheldon silver's corruption trial is hearing vastly different accounts of the man who was one of the most powerful
he is accused of making $5 million through kickbacks from developers seeking legislative favors and other schemes. federal prosecutors kicked off the first day of the tile saying that that silver has been on the take for years while assembly speaker. his lawyer insists that the outside income was legal. the temperature could hit 70 today. and crews will be cutting down the new rockefeller center christmas tree. that is crazy. it's a norway spruce and 78 feet tall. 47 feet in diameter and it weighs ten tons. it's going to be hoisted by a huge crane on to a delivery trailer 115 feet long. it comes from a private home in gardener, new york and it's going to be driven into manhattan before dawn on friday. holiday lights are coming back to jones beach for a second straight year. governor cuomo announced the two and a half mile drive through holiday light spectacular coming back later this month. the holiday village in the park will also include santa and an
the tradition -- ice skating rink. the tradition continues and will be on display until january 3rd. >> 'tis the time almost. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> well, this morning, we got clear skies. and yesterday, we hit a high of 72. so hey, why not do it all over again? shall we? we look southward here from our camera at four times square past one world trade looking at a pretty morning here. temperatures 57 degrees at 5:00 a.m. so that will be the temperature this hour. we might see the temperature drop one more degree but the normal high is 58. we're starting out near that. got a little bit of a northerly to northeast and will become a southeast wind today very light. right in the middle of the high pressure ridge. where when you're in the center of high pressure the skies are clear, the winds are calm. and just warms up nicely today. to noontime temperature of 68. 70 later on this afternoon. a gorgeous sunset in the evening hours, weather then heather every ten minutes. yes, but we have some
we have a camera to show you and i can show you that traffic is finally moving as you head northbound on the bqe. that earlier garbage truck fire has been extinguished and cleared away. the bqe is open once again northbound getting into the brooklyn bridge. however, let's go over to our maps and i can tell you that the brooklyn bridge still closed down as you head into the city. that will last until 6:00 a.m. so brooklyn bound traffic will use the manhattan bound lanes. the new jersey transit, the long island railroad, metro- north, they're all on or close to schedule. track work cleared on the e and 3 trains that was overnight track work that was taken care of. going through paramus, new jersey, route 17 both ways between midland avenue and century road. construction, you have at least two lanes closed down and minor delays george, lincoln and holland. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. thank you. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning at 5:10. up in smoke. where voters rejected the legal
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61% to 39%. one of the main supporters of the measure was houston's mayor who is a lesbian. she said that those who fought against hoe row used fear mongering to sway voters. >> this is a calculated campaign of lies designed to demonize a little understood minority. and to use that to take down -- >> well houston's mayor is at the end of her second and final two year term. it is not clear if her successor will continue a push for the ordinance. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast. >> well, here we go. let's take a look outside. because we're looking at what's going to be a beautiful morning. the lights are on at wollman rink. were you an ice skater? >> i would ice skate but i wasn't a professional ice skater. [ laughter ] >> keep my eye on you. here's what's going on this morning. 59th street. here we are fifth avenue and wollman rink.
beautiful morning. temperature 57 degrees. the humidity 72%. it's kind of moderate. that will dry out. today we have a wind that's calm and what a pretty morning and the barometer rising way up there. so with a barometer that high, that is just our mark of fair weather. normal high is 58 and we're starting out the day close to that today. sunrise officially at 6:29. and sets at 4:50. we have some great weather today. you can see we have got clear skies, these are the wind barbs and you can see the winds out of the northeast eventually come around to the southeast. but you have a big ridge of high pressure here and whenever you hear the words ridge of high pressure. high pressure is like mountain and really the center of the high which is kind of like north south here is like a ridge. it builds up like a mountain and it spreads out. across the northeast and spreads the clouds back here to the northern plains and northern mississippi valley and allows for some really beautiful weather. our futurecast shows that high working its magic today but tomorrow afternoon, there's a sprinkle popping up for a little bit.
sprinkle but this is a surge of warm air around this high so tomorrow evening the temperatures going to be in the 60s and then on friday a cold front comes through. night. so we can warm into the mid 70s maybe break a record high. a sprinkle comes in friday night from the cool front and then we cool down for the weekend back to reality. 70 today. still spring like, was 72. you see the high sliding south and east? that allows the clouds do come up from the south and warm air come up and possibly give us a sprinkle tomorrow evening. warm today. it's 70 degrees. then tomorrows the still warm. -- it's still warm. clouds and sun and a spotty shower late in the day. your accuweather seven day forecast, we've got record warmth on friday. before a sprinkle and the cool front comes through. notice we have 63 tomorrow friday night and that means the cooler.
57 on sunday. so we're going to be looking some cool weather next week but then we're still going to see temperatures around 62 degrees next week. so i mean it's not really real cold anytime soon. coming any november -- remember couple of years ago on halloween we had a foot of snow. i brought you a gift. i always bring food. this is brand new from chips ahoy just for the winter. it's called their hot cocoa chips. marshmallow, hot chocolate. >> the beef jerky yesterday was outstanding. >> i can't seat with this. i just -- compete with this. i just bring in. >> you can use your fingers. >> lori brought eggs. hard boiled eggs. >> and chips ahoy? >> she was playing tennis with them yesterday. >> you still got bqe issues. the bqe issues have been taken care of. as far as the closure, the garbage truck fire, was extinguished and all lanes
reopened but of course very heavy delays. mass transit at this point is doing just fine. metro-north, long island railroad, subway service is running on or close to schedule. and bqe northeast, at the brooklyn bridge, garbage truck fire extinguished and cleared away and we have very heavy delays coming from at least where hamilton avenue breaks off getting into the brooklyn battery tunnel. the brooklyn bridge inbound is closed until 6:00 a.m. use the manhattan bound lanes. and our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. all right thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the sharp increase in the number of people sickened by an e. coli outbreak out west. the cases have all been linked to chipotle restaurants. >> and an alarming discovery concerning child car seat safety all across new york state. important information for parents you need to hear about
it appears a lot of new york participants have no idea how to properly install a child safety seat in their cars. state run safety checks on over 900 car seats found that only 112 seats were installed correctly. in some cases the seats were the wrong size for the child and others, they were not tight enough. or they were positioned imcorrectly. we will believe posting the link to places where you can have your car seat inspected on our facebook page. wow.
i remember -- you know. nicky. >> it's unneverring though, you think the child is safe and heaven forbid the accident happens. it's 5:22. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well we've got temperatures in here in the 50s and some winds that are coming across here this morning that are right out of the northeast and eventually that wind will turn around to the southeast today. so we kind of got you know high pressure all around us today. 57 around newark and then we're looking at temperatures that are right around 57 to 47 paramus, 53 around newark and this little wind we're talking about here this morning. that's across the area. so today what we're going to be looking at is going to be a very nice day in which we'll continue to see high pressure kind of dominating and we'll have a temperature today later on this afternoon that's going to hit 70 degrees once again it's even warmer today and will continue to be even warmer than that by friday. we warm into the mid 70s. heather? weather then heather everyone ten minutes.
mass transit is an excellent way to go this morning. new jersey transit. long island railroad and metro- north doing just fine. subway services running on or close to schedule and bqe northeast at the brooklyn bridge truck fire extinguish asked cleared and you have delays back to the brooklyn battery tunnel. brooklyn bridge inbound side closed until 6:00 a.m. and that's for overnight construction then on to route 17, two lanes are closed down. both directions between midland avenue and century road. that is ongoing construction. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new details in the investigation into those exploding airbags. one of the biggest car makers in the world makes a big move overnight. >> and the search is on right now for a missing kayaker in the long island sound. the few clues investigators are
more fallout from the takata airbag recall. >> abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan report. >> reporter: good morning, topping america's money,, the u.s. slaps takata with a record fine. >> the japanese autoparts supplier could pay up to $200 million over those exploding airbags. worldwide at least eight people have been killed and more than 100 others injured. the e. coli outbreak that forced chipotle to close restaurants in the northwest is growing. at least 37 cases have been reported. scientists now identified the microorganism some for the outbreak and may be able to pinpoint the source as soon as today. some airlines are playing grinch for the holidays. spirit airlines once again hiking fees for checked luggage on holiday season flights. and frontier airlines is following suit. charging an extra $5 to $10 for checked and carry-on baggage between thanksgiving week and just after new year's. so happy holidays. >> bah humbug.
>> have a great day everybody. not everybody loves a new change of heart at twitter. the social network is replacing the users' abill to mark tweets as favorites with the option to like tweets. twitter is also dumping its familiar star icon. it's replacing it with a heart to mark the items that you like. twitter says the changes will make the service easier and more rewarding to use especially for new comers. coming up in our next half hour, the search for the attacker who targeted a hatzolah ems worker in brooklyn. what is making it extra difficult to find the suspect. >> our spring fling continues today as we could even break a record later this week. meteorologist bill evans returns with the exclusive
an ems worker slashed in the back in brooklyn. apparently at random and we're live with the search for the attacker. a final farewell today for one of the victims in that deadly halloween night crash in the bronx. we also learned overnight about plans to remember the youngest victim and her grandfather. and a big announcement expected today from mets' manager terry collins. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes, thanks for starting your morning with us, it is wednesday, november 4th and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, we can't even scare up a cloud this morning. here's some satellite pictures to show you the winds are going to be out of the northeast today to out of the southeast. we're looking at a very mild day today. we're going to be looking at just clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. so later on today, we're going to be looking at sunshine and as we go into the afternoon, that temperature is really going to warm up nicely. to around 70. so today, we're starting out this hour right around that 56, 57-degree mark. 70 later on this afternoon. and then of course you know,
and about today, today you need the sunglasses too. heather is looking at the commute, it's weather then heather. mass transit and all of the systems are running on or close to schedule. no major problems to report. if you use new jersey transit long island railroad or metro- north. subway service is running on or close to schedule. and bqe northeast at the brooklyn bridge, earlier garbage truck fire gone and cleared away. now right here this yellow line that you're seeing coming up into the brooklyn bridge, that was red earlier. that penalty traffic was bumper to bumper. so it's actually starting to move once again. but keep in mind the brooklyn bridge inbound leaving brooklyn going over into manhattan remains closed until 6:00 a.m. george washington bridge lower level has been reopened. moving great both directions no major problems and minor delay coming into the tolls. the lincoln tunnel and holland doing just fine. no major problems there. and then as you go through paramus, we have 17 between midland avenue and century road. both directions two lanes closed down and we have alternate side of the street
today. lori over to you. thank you. developing this morning, police are searching for the person who slashed a hatzolah ems worker in the back. the apparently random attack happened near a subway stop on eastern parkway and rogers avenue in brooklyn. eyewitness news reporter dray heights. good morning dray. >> reporter: good morning lori, the immediate moments following the stabbing there were dozens of police officers here as an intense manhunt played out. this morning the investigation here at the scene behind me has wrapped up while the 34-year- old victim is at king's county hospital this morning. in stable condition. now this is cell phone video showing medics preparing to victim to be rushed to the hospital. at around 8:20 last night the victim who was a volunteer medic with the crown heights hatzolah was stabbed. the stabbing has beened at -- happened at eastern parkway and here at rogers avenue. the victim says his attacker approached him from behind and slashed his neck and never said
area looking for the suspect and looking for that suspect and weapon that suspect was possibly wearing a mask when the attack happened. now this section of crown heights has a very high jewish population. so some are wondering if the victim was targeted because he's jewish. >> with the stabbings that are taking place in israel. we cannot be relaxed when you investigate something of this magnitude. if you determine if it's a hate crime. and we need to use all the video footage and whatever we can to apprehend the person involved or responsible. >> reporter: again, the 34-year- old victim was off-duty. however, he did have his radio and so he was able to call for help immediately after being stabbed. and this morning, he remains in stable condition expected to make a full recovery. meanwhile, that search continues to find the suspect. we're live in crown heights, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you.
the hit and run that killed a 70-year-old woman due in court today. it happened early yesterday morning in the ocean hill section. the victim carol bell was using a walker and crossing at the corner when she was hit by the bus which was making a left turn into her. police say the driver 48-year- old paul roper left the scene leaving the victim to die in the street. roper was arrested on a strip of charges including leaving the scene of an accident and failure to yield to a pedestrian. 5:34. right now the coast guard is looking for the person who vanished from a kayak off the eastern end of plum island in long island sound. the red kayak was spotted by another boater. it was carrying fishing rods and food but there was no sign of the owner. the search is being handled by coast guard units out of montauk and the aviation unit from cape cod. 5:34. family and friends will say a final good-bye to kristian leka today. one of the victims killed in that horrific halloween crash in the bronx.
last night a wick was held for 24-year-old le dea who pushed his sister out of the way of a swerving car saturday. she survived but leka and a 10- year-old girl and her grandfather 65-year-old louis perez were killed. police believe the driver may have had a medical condition. funeral services for the perezs will be on saturday. well, there's a wake today for a first grader who choked while she was eating lunch at school. noelia-lisa echavarria died last friday. the 7-year-old had been on life support since choking while she was eating lunch at ps 250 in williamsburg, brooklyn. her wake is being held at 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. today at the ortiz funeral home in williamsburg. it's 5:35. 5 day after thousands of voters went to the polls around the tristate area one of the best races for nassau county district attorney. democrat madeline singas has
on long island steve bellone is keeping his job as suffolk condition toy executive. and it was a close fight for the next district attorney of richmond county on staten island. democrat michael mcman got the win over republican joan aluzzi. we have the results on the local races of the home page at mets' manager terry collins couldn't get the team to a however, he has earned himself a little bit of job security. reports say that collins has signed a new two year contract expected to find out details when collins and gm sandy alderson meet the media at city field this morning. collins led the club to its first division title in nine seasons. and its first world series since 2000. it's 5:36. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans billion the accuweather forecast -- with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go.
connecting beautiful brooklyn to beautiful staten island. and actually we can see all the way down to sandy hook, new jersey. the navy yard right there. pretty morning and pretty visibility. about 23 miles, this morning we're look at temperatures around 57 degrees. our normal high is 58 in the afternoon. clear skies and calm winds. clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. all the way to the northern mississippi valley and then we'll be watching you know a front eventually coming our way. but that's going to be a couple of days away. we're looking at 70 this afternoon. yesterday's high was 72 and absolutely beautiful. i need to let you no i that today is national -- know that today is national candy day. kids at the bus stop take extra candy because you never know there might be a shakedown from this one at the bus stop. >> that's right. >> she's violent. >> national candy day. >> she likes snickers. >> you know? [ laughter ] >> i want it back. >> i can't help myself. i have a lot of candy at my house right now. what's going on as far as
we have new jersey transit, long island railroad metro- north on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. bqe northeast right near the brooklyn bridge, truck fear cleared away and we have delays however and the brooklyn bridge inbound is closed until 6:00 a.m. if you're heading on to the garden state parkway south near exit 85. that's an accident and then going up hoar on the george washington bridge, inbound lower level reopened. all traffic is moving just fine. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. heather thank you. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, after weeks of speculation surrounding the death of an illinois police lieutenant, authorities will reveal today what killed him and it's not anything close to what was originally investigated. >> patience is a virtue. but for some manhattan commuters, news about a delay for a new subway line 100 years
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happening today, authorities will announce a northern illinois police officer whose shooting death led to a massive manhunt in september committed suicide. the lake county sheriff's office has called a news conference today to announce conclusive results in the investigation of 52-year-old charles glen wit radioed -- gliniewicz radios that he was chasing three men. the investigation determined the officer died of a self- inflicted gunshot wound. new this morning a midwest community is dealing with the country's latest tragedy on a youth football field. 9-year-old wyatt barber died and collapsed on monday night. he's the eighth football player either in or below high school to delay on the field -- die on the field this year, a coroner will determine his cause of death.
elementary school are at half staff and counselors are in place to help the classmates. >> kids are going to go through a process of healing. go through a process of grieving. and we just try to do our best to make sure that we can give them whatever they need. >> a go fund me page has raised more than $5,000 to help his parents with funeral costs. some new information for the nypd this morning, as they can forget about the apology from actor quinn tin tarantino. he will not be intimidated by police groups who called for a boycott of the new film after he denounced police brutality at a new rally. instead of dealing with that problem, he says police are trying to bully him. there are more delays today on a subway that doesn't even yet exist. the mta says it will not be able to start digging on phase two of the second avenue line until 2020. the agency determined it can't use the tunnel boring machine
phase two stretches from 96th to 125th streets. one business owner told eyewitness news the delay is beyond upsetting. he says all the construction makes it tough for him to survive right now. >> we just holding on trying to make it through until the construction opens. but if it's going to be delayed three more years, that's going to be really tough. >> the mta did have some good news, phase one from 63rd to 96th street is on target to be completed by the end of next year. and we have some exciting news, a new place where you can watch eyewitness news casts. >> beginning today, eyewitness news is available on news on. that's a brand new app that features live and on demand local eyewitness news casts. -- newscasts. with news on you can also watch more than 100 other television newscasts from all across the country. the news on app is free and it's available this moment on
phones and tablets and on the roku platform. >> very exciting. and i want to make a correction. quentin tarantino, of course the director, not actor. >> that's right. let's check in with bill evans now. >> that's okay. he did both. >> i'm covered right? actor/director. >> no mistakes once again. >> never wrong anyway. so -- well i'm kid. >> here we go. we're looking at the chrysler building brought to you by -- chrysler. here we go, we take a look across from the chrysler building out to flushing looking good. sun is coming up and we're at dawn and 57 degrees and calm wind and pressure is rising. that's 30.34. strong high pressure over us. giving us a beautiful day today. yesterday's high was 72. normal is 58. we're at 57 right now and normal overnight low 45. so we're already 12 degrees warmer than normal to start the day. sun is up right around 6:30.
and a beautiful sunset at 4:49. so around 70 again today. a bit cooler at the coast with a southeast wednesday today. it's mild with a few clouds tomorrow. maybe a sprinkle. record warmth possible on friday and then the normal feel returns on saturday. a chill on sunday. but that's temporary. we're back into the 60s next week. well, the cool spot this morning is hanover at 37. 44 at montclair. and hope pat congress is 42. 38 up to poughkeepsie. in the suburbs a little bit chilly but still the numbers are way warm and we have to calm to a light northeasterly wind today. high pressure just dominates. all the way northern plains and mid mississippi valley. southern today. futurecast our guidance showing clouds and a pop up sprinkle tomorrow about 2:00 as we goat to 7 #. and then -- 70. and then as you see on friday it's going to be this warm air surging up and over us. we'll get sunny breaks and we'll get you know warm air ahead of this front. what time is the front coming?
so that will come in with a sprinkle friday evening. keep that in mind if any weekend plans but that goes through really quick and cooler drier air pours in here for the weekend. and more back to real fall weather. after school kiddos we're at 70 and plenty of sunshine and pleasantly warm. beautiful. still spring-like today. tomorrow we're going to be around 70 again as this high slides south and east. warmer air may be a spritz or sprinkle. we're at 70 today and clouds and comfy tonight. 56 in the five boroughs and still warm with a spotty shower late if the day tomorrow. we're still at 7 #. your accuweather seven day forecast, we're looking at 74 on friday. with a sprinkle. and then saturday and sunday you see we cool off. 63 on saturday and 57 on sunday. and we're going to be looking at what will be sunshine and back to 62 next week. so there you go. >> okay. >> wow. we just keep it that way all
>> it would be nice. >> n.j. burkett came up to me yesterday and recognized the fact -- >> nj? >> you know bill? >> wearing his burberry. >> fashionable. >> beautiful it's been. >> that's nice. >> that's great. when you thought it was safe to go back on the bqe. uh-huh. >> yep. we got a new issue on the bqe. let's take a look at a web cam and show you what's going on. we had the earlier problem by the brooklyn bridge. this is on the southbound side of the bqe. you can see a couple of lanes closed down. what's this over here? we have a fire department activity. so it looks like another issue with a car fire. so we'll head right over to our ma'ams and it's the bqe northeast at the humble street. accident vehicle fire. two lanes are closed down at this point. we'll keep our fingers crossed that it will just stay two lanes. brooklyn bridge going inbound closed down until 6:00 a.m. and that's of course because of overnight construction. mass transit is doing just fine. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
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welcome back. instead of sharing the stage with the president. first lady michelle obama was theiring the president height with conan o'brien -- spotlight with conan o'brien. the first lady met with american troops today at an american base in doha. it's also a key base for the air campaign targeting isis in syria and iraq. today the first lady is speaking about education for young girls at an innovation summit sponsored by qatar. a federal watchdog has told a congressional hearing that a
security were simply missing at airport check points run by the transportation security administration. the audit found no solid proof that the tsa's screening methods are effective. it said the weapons had easily slipped through security and that at every airport check, the auditors also found troubling problems with technology, strategy, and human error. it is 5:52. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the very clear picture police want you to see as they search for the man who targeted and robbed a wheelchair-bound victim and got away. >> and meteorologist bill evans joins us with another look at a super, supernice exclusive accuweather forecast. 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.
water temperature about 59. so that helps make it feel good on the ride back and forth from bridgeport to port jeff. we're looking at a 58-degree water temperature and we're looking at some very nice weather if you're taking the ferry. in the midst of a beautiful sunrise today. it's going to be absolutely gorgeous and we're looking at 68 by noontime. 70 later on today. and kiddos at the bus stop, grab a jacket or a sweater. later on today. it's going to feel nice and warm. i give it an a. heather. i agree with you. >> i give the bqe an f. yes i agree with you there as well. let's go right over to the bqe and show you what's going on. we still have a lot of activity happening here it looks like on the bqe. this is the southbound side you can see only one lane getting by. we'll head over to the maps and explain what is going on there. bqe northeast right at mcguinness humboldt street. accident vehicle fire, two lanes closed down as a result. if you're going on to the garden state parkway, heading southbound right at exit 80 another accident there. and mass transit. doing just fine. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
all right heather thank you. and new this morning, police want your help catching a crock whose victim -- crook whose victim gets around in a wheelchair. the man in the surveillance picture is 58-year-old jose aguilar police say. police say that aguilar knocked his victim out of his wheelchair and then stole his wallet inside a bronx apartment building on monday night. the man is expected to be okay. all right, we are closing in on 6:00 and just ahead, on eyewitness news this morning, a sad story. a hatzolah worker ambushed from behind by pan apparent -- an apparently random attacker. now several police agencies are trying to desperately figure out how thissen had. >> an accused cop killer, he's now back in custody. but how did he get away in the first place? >> and of all new this morning, a flight to new york had to be
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