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a rikers guard jumped and slashed by inmates now calls for stricter rules to protect correction officers. and can presidential campaign survive even if he has to sit out in the next prime time debate? and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us, it is friday, november 6th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the weekend accuweather forecast. >> well, just checking some cameras here. trying to find the view because of the fog. here we go, this is the camera in astoria, we're looking south here and we can kind of see that in the distance the fog is coming and going -- coming and going here this morning. 67 degrees is beginning to be the temperature the start the day now. -- to start the day now. 66 ridgewood and 66 whitestone and 65 -- the numbers are way warm. and so that will take us up to a record high later on when we hit 77 degrees this afternoon. with sun and clouds. but cooldown comes tonight. a niece fall cool weekend is coming up. we'll talk about in next in your accuweather seven day forecast, heather o'rourke is
looking at the commute for you this morning, how's it going out there? right over to our subway status map and 2 and 3 trains track work at clark street has been completed. metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit, on or close to schedule. we have an accident in queens on the l.i.e. westbound side right near the van wyck expressway. you can see traffic is already backing up almost back to the clear view. west side highway going southbound near 96th street. on 287 going into bridgewater south exit 17, accident. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori over to you. all righter thank you. we have the very latest on the investigation into a deadly hit and run in queens. right now the nypd is working to figure out if a bus stopped on i-95 in connecticut is the same one that hit and killed a woman on the street in flushing.
the driver of the tourist bus didn't know he or she had hit someone. it happened at the intersection of main street and kissena boulevard. just after 8:00 last night. we have a live update on where 6:302. now to the top story at abcny7.com. a violent attack on rikers island, authorities say a corrections officer was choked and dragged to the ground and then slashed several times. the attack coming in the middle of a political battle over prison reform. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live outside rikers with that story. dray? >> reporter: good morning ken. the correction officer never knew the attack was coming but investigators say one of the two inmates involved had planned the attack and they actually have phone recorded conversations of him discussing his intentions. they say it was clear that they wanted to hurt the victim and make it -- and cut him over and over again using a blade. this latest inmate attack will leave the correction officer scarred for life.
eyewitness news has so blur this photo of the officer who was put in a choke hold by one inmate and then slashed by a second man with a blade. the officer was saved by emergencies service responders and taken to a hospital in queens where he needed more than 20 stitches. the face slashing came just hours after the corrections commissioner issued new rules that forbid guards from striking an inmate in the face. following the attack, the corrections department said this -- safety is commissioner ponzi's top priority. and he has zero tolerance for assaultsen staff. the department is seeking involved. >> in all due respect to the commissioner of the agency, he's surrounded by individuals that don't know security and correction. and this is yet another example of how a correction officer will eventually lose their life because of mismanagement. >> reporter: and so far this year, 216 correction officers
have been injured here at rikers island. we're live the morning in queens, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. all right thank you. it's 6:04 now. we have breaking news in arkansas. at least six people are dead and several more hurt after a charter bus crashed there. police say the bus crashed off the highway and into an overpass in north little rock. this happening about 1:00 this morning. right now it is not clear where that bus originated or where it was going. it's also unclear how many people were on board when it crashed. breaking news and just minutes ago egyptian authorities have canceled several evacuation flights for thousands of stranded british travelers waiting at egypt's sharm el-sheikh airport. it is the airport where a doomed russian jetliner took off last weekend. passengers today have to surrender their checked luckage and it will be then -- luggage and it will be then transported separately. growing evidence that a bomb
yet. british and american spies are believed to have intercepted isis messages and president mounting. >> i think there's a possibility that there was a bomb on board. seriously. >> well, some of the evidence of an isis plan was collected over the past four days with satellites. and in response to the russian plane crash, homeland security department today will certain airports overseas that have direct flights to the u.s. abc knew has learned the -- news has learned the security measures may include increased baggage screening and matching of luggage to manifest lists before takeoff. time now is 6:05. now to vote 2016. governor chris christie along with former arkansas governor mick huckabee will have to sit out the next prime time republican debate. fox business network says the two didn't make the cut because of low poll numbers. candidates needed at least 2.5%
national polls to qualify for the main stage. george pataki and south carolina senator lind psi graham will not appear at the debate at all. here are the eight gop candidates invited to the tuesday night debate. donald trump, ben carson, jeb bush, marco rubio, ted cruz, carly fiorina, rand paul and john kasich. well, the gop front runners ben carson and trump will soon be under the watchful eye of the secret service. the department of homeland security did authorize protection for both candidates after consulting with a congressional committee. typically protection is afforded to candidates just a few months before the election. trump and carson both requested protection last month. and presidentful hopeful hillary clinton took some time away from the campaign trail to sit down and talk with jimmy kimmel about what mike change if she makes it to the white house. >> will the remote for the television be on your side of the bed? >> thank you. well there's some things that are unchangeable like moving
the remote. >> that's his? >> that's too big, i have to do world peace and get the economy going the take care of people -- and take care of people. >> it seems most would not be the only responsibilities of a future president. children taking part in a focus group told clinton they wanted free food, free toys, and no more school. >> the mouths of babes got to love that. it is 6:07. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the weekend accuweather forecast. >> here we go. it's a fog gill morning in parts of the area. here we go looking at it from the fort lee, new jersey side of the george washington bridge. so you see right over the hudson river a little bit of fog and haze this morning, visibilities are reduced even gratinee some spots. white plains and jfk. so you just want to be on the lookout for the fog once again this morning. it's a sign of a stable atmosphere and warm air is responsible for this fog. 67 degrees our normal temperature afternoon high temperature this time of year is 57. so coming later today is this
cold front and behind it will be cooler air. that just slowly filters in tonight tomorrow and into sunday. when the front comes by a few sprinkles tonight around 6:00, 7:00. temp is 70 at 10:00 and noontime temperature 74 and we break the record high for this date this afternoon when we hit 77. breaking the old mark of 74 set back in '48. then we'll have the sprinkles arnold 6:00, 57 tonight and kiddos have the comfy clothes today. we're at 77. breaks of sun and warmth. i give it a d. heather for warm. [ laughter ] too warm. >> really need to have -- we need to have a sit-down. we really do. >> yeah? >> we do. but let me do this first. let me show you where you are going to get caught in some delays this morning. if you normally take the l.i.e., this is right near marathon parkway. and over to the maps and explain what's going on. l.i.e. west at the van wyck at accident and and mass transit is running on or close to schedule as far as metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit. and subway status, 7 trains no weekend service queensboro la a to 34th street both ways
4:30 on monday morning. and you have 287 south exit 17 in bridgewater an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a car. the right lane is closed down. that's been out there for a while. your heaviest of the hudson river crossings is the lincoln tunnel at ten minutes and we have a stall on the west side highway south at 9 #th street. -- 96th street. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the e. coli outbreak at chipotle keeps growing. but are health officials any closer to pinpointing the source? >> tow truck in train collide in a fiery blast. rescue crews still searching for victims in this terrible accident. >> and breaking the silence, yankees' pitcher cc sabathiasetting down for his -- sitting down for his first
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one person is dead and dozens more hurt after a train crashed into a truck in southern germany. now this is new video just in. the truck which was towing a military vehicle got stuck on the train tracks late last night. crash set off an explosion causing the first car of the train to burst into flames. rescue crews are still on the scene searching for the train's driver as well as at least one person who was in the truck.
the number of people sickened by an e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle has now risen to 40 in washington state and oregon. a dozen people have been hospitalized with e. coli but no one has died. more than 40 chipotle restaurants remain closed in two states while officials seven for the source of the outbreak. today busta rimes is due in court after being accused of assaulting a gym worker. the rapper whose real name is trevor smith junior was arrested back in august. he threw a container at an employee. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans live outside the pseudoowes on the upper west side. >> if you joined us -- also, excuse me. all right so anyway we have this morning what's going to be some fog around. join me on periscope broadcasting right now. we have some fog and a morning
really warm for this hour of the day. 67 degrees and84% the humidity and a southerly wind at 3. it's warm and humid and muggy. it feels like a june morning out here or an early september morning. it's really warm. temperatures already ten degrees warmer than our normal average afternoon high. so we got some fog this morning. but back to our west, is the weather game changer today and that's a cold front. and air behind sit much cooler the wind ahead of it is out of the southwest and a 20-mile an hour wind. that rain comes through this evening but it really weakens down to just a couple of showers. but before the front gets here we hit a record high. we'll hit 77ed to. we like 7s. the old record is 74. set back in 1948. then tomorrow, it's cooler and there's a wave that runs along that front that gives us a few clouds on saturday. we slowly clear out saturday and a high of 65 and i think it's slowly cooler too as we go into sunday. a little more normal weather. 77 today. some really warm weather. humid and a pop-up shower this evening early. and then clearing skies
tonight. low 59 in the city and 49 in the suburbs. tomorrow we have sunshine and a cooler breezy day and high 65. some great weather for your weekend. 57 on sunday. so some absolute gorgeous weather that we'll have for this weekend. so ladies and gentlemen, it is friday. and i have some brand new interns to meet this morning. >> oh my gosh. >> these are the new weather assistants, they all have the ties on and as a matter of fact -- they're all ready for their snack this morning. well, actually it's new you know -- cookies, they know what it is. it's dog treats. i can't fool these guys. siri and lulu and joy. joy has on tie from david letterman believe it or not. >> are you kidding? >> this blue one is david letterman tie. >> look at that. >> beautiful. >> going to get -- worked on the david letterman show. they gave away all the ties.
>> my little dog kobe got a little jealous of them and he wants to be a canine weather caster, here's kobe. on the facebook page his tie. >> you guys are awful. >> so cute. >> joy, lulu. >> all right. thank you bill. well, over to -- heather with a check of the commute. >> well, we'll talk about mass transit first. if you are going out of the house and you're going to go catch a metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit, you're doing okay. this weekend starting at midnight tonight, no weekend service on the 7 trains between queensboro plaza and 34th street. that will last until 4:30 on monday morning. five minutes george washington bridge inbound. lincoln is 15. the hol hand is ten link and west side highway from the area of 110th street. getting down the 96th street. we have a disabled vehicle so that's your delay. the harlem river drive is going really going to backup south. that's another accident. this bun is sitting off on the shoulder but of course that doesn't matter. everyone slows down or takes a lock at that. l.i.e. going westbound getting into
the van wyck expressway. you have an accident. delays back to the clear view and in fact a look at a camera and show you the l.i.e.. check this out. you do have that delay. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori over to you. all right heather thank you and facebook posts the -- hopes the new sophism will be music to the ears of its viewers. >> reporter: hey there, in today's techbytes, facebook wants users to share their songs. >> the new music stories feature allows you to insert 30 second music clips into the news feeds. >> if your friends like it, they can click for the full version and music stories also works with apple music and spotify. dub soap is striking a blow against social media discrimination. it's making it possible to have emojis with curly hair. >> until now, all the characters have straight hair. so it's part of its love your curls promotion, dove offering free apps to right this wrong. okay, for the first time ever, oprah's favorite things list is featured in a section of amazon.
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feds decide whether to raise interest rates in september. but the economy possibly adding 185,000 jobs in october. that would keep the jobless rate at 5 hadn't 1% for a third -- 5.1% for a third straight month. futures on wall street are mostly flat. the dow jones starts the aat 17,863. the nasdaq and s if and 500 also begin lower. overnight, the japan's nikkei average gained about 1%. well, if you happen to be traveling on thanksgiving you better get airports. according to airline industry trade groups, airlines for america, more than 25 million passengers are expected to fly in the 12 days surrounding thanksgiving. that's the highest number of travelers sense the great recession of 2008. experts say 800,000 more people will fly this year compared to last year's thanksgiving. post office is breaking for the snow, rain and gloom of night that come with holiday mail deliveries. the year they predict it will
letters and flats along with 600 million packages. that is up 10.5% over last year. to handle that the post office plans to hire 30,000 holiday employees. 6:23. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the weekend accuweather forecast. >> well, there's fog this morning. and there are buildings and normally be about right there. but i mean we're looking at you know this is normally one world trade. is about right there. for this hour of the day. but you see that the fog is really kind of knocked that out this morning. so we're going to be looking at you know fog continuing this morning. and we're looking at the temperatures that are way warm for this hour of the day. we're going to be looking at 66 degrees by 7:00. 72 by noontime. and then a record high is possible later on today when we get to 77 degrees. so at the bus stop today, kids, make sure that you got the comfy clothes we're at 67 degrees today. and be on the lookout for that one. >> oh look at that.
what's going on? >> magic i have. i went like this. >> what did you do. >> it just disappeared. >> to my board? >> i am not telling. and i will tell you what is beginning on however if you are -- going on however if you are traveling down the east side of manhattan. we have a problem on the harlem river drive. south near 125th street. that's an accident. it's off on the shoulder. and then fart every south getting into the -- farther south getting into the brooklyn bridge, we have a car broken down. metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit all doing just fine. no major problems to report. west side highway, south, in the 90s you have a disabled vehicle. and so you have delays going back to at least the george downtown. we have alternate side of the effect. lori and ken over to you. thank you very much heather, 6:24 and yankees' pitcher cc sabathia is looking to next season after this year was shortcut due to his -- cut short due to his battle with alcohol. >> being back at yankees
stadium. getting back with my teammates enjoying the fans and you know pitching. that's what i love to do. competing. and i'll be back out there 100% ready to go. >> well, sabathia is making his first public comments about his decision to be rehab as the yankees reached the playoffs. he knows the timing was bad but there was no other option to get help. and you can watch exclusive interrue with robin roberts coming up on "good morning america" right after eyewitness news this morning. and we are closing in on 6:30. still ahead this morning, a deadly accident at a busy intersection in queens. authorities in new york and connecticut think they may have found the bus involved in a hit and run. >> a little girl sitting in her home becomes the innocent victim of gunnery license. her mother now -- gun violence, her mother now talking about the t near tragedy only to eyewitness news. >> a tornado raking arkoses texas. >> and dense fog is giving way to possibly record-breaking temperatures. meteorologist bill evans will
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we have breaking news, the coast guard searching right now for a passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship near the bahamas. a woman struck and killed by a bus in queens. and we've been talking with nypd throughout the night. learning more about where the bus might be now. and we're waking up to another morning of fog. but get ready. it's going to feel a lot more like early summer. ooh and in the next few hours. >> and i'm lori stokes, thanks for starting your friday morning with us. it's november 6th. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, happy friday everybody. like you said the fog is out there, this is the roof camera looking across through the ghost bustiers building across the park. and really, we look at all the way try to see flushing bay moat bays in the distance i can't see that today because of the fog. 67 degrees very warm and 65 teterboro and newark is 66 and so is staten island and 64
temperatures are in the low the mid 60s today. starting out with all this fog and warm soupy humid air. later today we hit 77. that will break the record high of 74 on this date. but cooler air is on the way. gets here tonight. we'll talk about a cooler sunny fall weekend coming up in your accuweather seven day forecast. happy friday heather. and we have happy news to report if you normally use mass transit. it looks like metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit doing just fine. your 2 and 3 trains we have some earlier track work it has been done. the subways running on or close to schedule and heads-up for the weekend. 7 trains no service between queensboro plaza and 34th street mean tonight until 4:30 -- midnight tonight until 4:30 monday morning. harlem river south you have an accident. it's off on the shoulder but everyone is rubber necking that. farter south, fdr drive south right near the brooklyn bridge you have an accident and also a stall on the west side highway. south at 96th street.
parking rules are in effect for today. lori over to you. heather thank you. it's 6:30 and new developments now in the deadly crash in queens that killed a woman crossing the street. within the last hour we have learned that police have located a bus and they're trying to figure out if it is the bus that was involved in the crash. the bus was flagged down at a rest stop near madison, connecticut. that's nearly 100 miles away from the accident scene in flushing. eyewitness news reporter kala rama has the latest from queens. kala? >> reporter: lori, we recently learned that the bus is on its way back to queens and we did talk@manager of -- to the manager of that bus company. the manager said they don't believe the bus was involve with ha hit and run crash. however they confirmed that the bus was in this area at the time of that crash. as for the woman involved in the crash, she was killed. she has not been identified yet. police say that woman suffered severe trauma after being hit by a tourist bus. she was crossing main street near kissena boulevard.
not in the crosswalk when she was hit. there is surveillance video and there's a possibility that the driver didn't know a woman was hit. but other drivers certainly saw the aftermath. >> i ran to the corner and i grabbed large boxes to block -- large cardboard boxes -- at least -- three feet high. to block the body so the cars would not keep trying to go over that body. >> reporter: this is the third pedestrian to be hit and killed by a bus in less than a week. the first in forest hills, queens, the second in brooklyn, flushing queens. news. all right thank you. also breaking news, a u.s. coast guard is working the find a man who went overboard from a royal caribbean cruise ship off the coast of the bahamas. at this point, investigators are working to confirm whether the missing 35-year-old man jumped from the ship overnight.
of the seas headed if fort lauderdale to st. thomas. the coast guard deplayed a helicopter and plane the assist in the search. new details now in the latest inmate attack on rikers island. it will leave the officer scarred for life. he was put in a choke hold last night by one inmate and then slash by a second man with a blade. we had to blur the image you see right there. the officer was saved by emergency services responders. we'll get a live report on this attack ahead at 6:55. new this morning, a convicted sex offender is off the streets after police say they caught him with a loaded gun. and you may not believe how this happened. investigators say that ronnie brown was relieving himself right in front of the bronx building monday afternoon. he tried to run but police caught up to him and they say that's when they found a loaded .22 caliber handgun on him. brown faces weapons and other charges. new pictures now o this, showing what's left of a small plane that crashed if queens.
he was flying solo in a single engine plane wednesday night when the aircraft plunged into the water. there's no indication that he made a mayday call. the pilot 57-year-old brad mcgee was a harvard educated retired navy commander and successful businessman. he earned a pilot's license three years ago. and there will be a wake today for 10-year-old nyanna aquil and 65-year-old louis perez. they were killed on halloween when a car jumped the curb along morris park avenue plowing into a group of trick- or-treaters. today's wake is at the mcalty funeral home. the funeral tomorrow is at the harvest fold community church. also today, jurors will hear closing arguments this morning in the trial of vincent asaro. he's aciesed in the historic heist at kennedy airport. the $6 million robbery was the basis for the famous movie good fellas. prosecutors say the now 80-year-
in 1978 and then they say he blew his share of $750,000 at the track. today public hears on the controversial common core standards are causing more controversy. the ten two hour meetings are described as listening sessions. some parent and teacher groups are upset they say the sessions are difficult to attend because all of them begin at 3:00 p.m. the hearings are designed to give teachers and parents input on the standards. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> well, we go outside and the temperature is 67 degrees. and we're looking at you know, temperatures this morning have been way warmer this hour of the day by about 20 degrees warmer than normal. 67 is 22 degrees warmer than normal for this hour of the day. so we are going on the looking at this fog -- to be looking at this fog continuing in and around the area today and we'll be looking at what will be the fog just lasting until about 9:00, 10:00 today and then gets out of the way. we're also going to be watching this fog burning off and record
high temperatures coming right to us today. the wind is out of the south out ahead of this front. this front slides eastward as the front comes eastward cooler drier air is going to be behind that. so today, 70 by 10:00 we're looking at 74 by 1:00 and 77 this afternoon will break the record high. showers come in around 7:00. and at the bus stop kiddos you dent see this -- don't see this in november. comfy clothes. to wear at the bus stop. warm and humid 77. allodia changes tonight and we'll talk about that next. heather? a web cam and i can tell you the earlier accident has been cleared off of the l.i.e. but you have some delays. delay right near marathon parkway. so let's head over to the maps and the accident was on the l.i.e. west at the van wyck and it has been cleared away. fdr drive north at huston street. you have a disabled vehicle. south to have brooklyn bridge an accident. harlem river drive coming southbound at 125th street. that's an accident and then over here on the west side highway, going southbound at 96th street, you have a disabled vehicle.
your delays go all the way back to the george washington bridge. subway status, service is running on or close to schedule. however, starting at midnight tonight, lasting until 4:30 a.m. on monday, no weekend service between queensboro plaza and 34th street. long island railroad, metro- north, new jersey transit doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken over to you. thank you heather. 6:37. gnu video of a crisis in brazil. a broken dam spilling sludge into homes. what's being done to save people living there. >> new details on a stabbing spree on a california college campus. and authorities now revealing the attack could have been much worse. >> and an eyewitness news exclusive, the mother of a little girl grazed by a bullet about the terrifying shooting
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hunting knife was out for revenge. police say fay sal mohammed wrote a two page manifesto toe tails his planning to -- detailing will his plan toastier -- detailing his plans to terrorize and kill several classmates, police shot and killed mohammed. the person -- prison worker excuse me accused of helping two inmates escape from an upstate new york prison is due in court today. 51-year-old joyce mitchell will find out today how much restitution she will pay for repairs to the prison after cell walls were broken and a steam pipe cut open by the convicts. state investigators estimate the damage to cost upwards of $120,000. mitchell pleaded guilty in september to assisting in the escape. the former postal worker who used the gyrocopter to land at the u.s. capitol will plead guilty to a felony charge. douglas hughes managed to touch down in washington, d.c. on tax day. his attorney says hughes will
plead guilty to operating a gyrocopter without a license and he faces three years if prison when sentenced in two weeks. "good morning america" is coming up next and let's check in with robin roberts. you've got a big show. >> yes, we do have a big show and we have two exclusives for you. beginning with the murder mystery on the hudson. the woman that was charged with killing her fiancee while on a kayaking trip, she's now speaking out about what she says really happened. and she talks to our elizabeth vargas about that. we're going one-on-one with the yankees' cc sabathia. he's speaking out for the first with alcoholism. my exclusive interview with come is coming up. and finally a real medical mystery. seven sisters all with breast cancer. seven sisters. >> wow. >> they have no strong family history of the disease guys. the case is stumping doctors and we're going to hear from them this morning. this friday morning here on gla. big morning for us. >> have a good show and great weekend. >> you too. thank you lori. new this morning, on long
island, a thief targeted a catholic church in smithtown suffolk county police released the video this morning. it happened back in october 10th around lunchtime. police say the man got away with more than $100 and they're asking for help in identifying him. and right now, rescue crews are searching for survivors after a dam burst in mr. sail. flooding at least 200 homes with toxic sludge. this happened at an iron ore mine in southeastern brazil. one person is dead. the officials are trying to determine how many people are missing. residents living in the area downhill from the dam were told to evacuate to higher ground. :43. time to check the accuweather forecast. >> let's check in with bill now. >> it's a very nice morning. it's warm. it's humid. there's a little breeze out of the southwest that wind will go to about 20 miles an hour today out ahead of a cold front. yes, a cold front coming our way that'sgoing to put our temperatures back to reality by sunday. here we go we look outside this morning from our camera in brooklyn.
see the clouds at the tops o temperature builds this morning? that's the fog that's the evidence of this very warm air. that's creating this radiational fog from these overnight hours. got a southerly wind here. the pressure falling a bit. and that will be falling because high pressure is leaving and the cold front is approaching from the west. normal high 57. but look at the record for this date. 74 set back in '48. we're going to smash that record later on today. it will be cloudy by sunset. so not likely we see much of a sunset today but it will be mild and it will be humid. still on track for a record high today but we have slow clearing going on on saturday and more realistic temperatures for sunday. so we're looking at 67 right around murray hill. we're looking about 63-degrees up to the north of the hudson river valley to poughkeepsie a light wind out of the southwest and south here just kind of keeps that warm moisture just flowing up. a couple of showers out toward montauk this morning but the rain we're expecting this evening is off to the west with this front. that will die down a bit. it actually will lose some of
ward and a few sprinkles out of that. you can see we have sunny breaks and then here comes the front. 5:00 it gets to western new jersey and 7:00, hudson river valley in the city. central jersey. then it's gone. i mean it is gone within like an hour or soment just some sprinkles this evening early. take the umbrella with. but then we have some clouds on saturday. a wave of low pressure to the south. that will guffaws few clouds but then we clear out and some great clear sunny weather coming for sunday. so we're going to be looking at that front pushing through and ahead of the front we warm the 77. we break the record high for the date and then tomorrow we see the gradual cooldown and clouds and sun we're at 65 degrees. so 77 we love the 7s. and it's going to be a shower this evening by 7:00. then tonight we start to clear out and the low is 59. tomorrow we have clouds and breaks of sun and it's breezy. we're looking at 65 degrees. here's your accuweather seven day forecast. well, no bitter cold on the horizon anytime soon. we're looking at sunshine sunday 57.
and we're in the 60s next week. no 50s. 60s. next week. >> wow. all right. >> this time last year, the temperature by i believe was 25 a couple of days during the day. >> you are kidding me? >> have to remember that one. the third coldest winter on word. >> eww. >> hey heather by the way, somebody has a class reunion this weekend. >> ooh. >> yeah. not me. do i have a class reunion? i hope not. >> lori doesn't. >> thank you bill. >> 21-year-old is going to be walking in amongst some slightly older people. >> yeah. >> all right. have fun. >> going to look great. thank you bill. >> that's the tv news anchor. >> once a beg geek. maybe still is. what's going on heather? >> no you're not. >> let's go right over to our maps. and we'll talk to you about mass transit. and it looks like metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. but let's up for the weekend.
7 trains no service between queensboro plaza and 34th street starting at midnight tomorrow morning however you want the state that until 4:30 a.m. on monday. george washington bridge is 20 and lincoln is 30 inbound the holland is 20 minutes. downs the west side highway a big line of traffic getting into 96th street all because of a disabled vehicle on the harlem river drive. that's just bum per to bumper getting into 125th street. that is another accident. and then down her, on the fdr drive, heading south getting into the brooklyn bridge an accident going north into huston street. we have a disabled vehicle. now we have an earlier accident on the l.i.e. it was westbound right near the van wyck. you can still sew that we have delays going back into nassau county. really starts to pick up right around the clear view getting into materialier accident -- the earlier accident scene. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. over to you. now to an eyewitness news exclusive. a new jersey mother describes
one of her tars inside their own home -- daughters inside their own home. a bullet tore through the wall of cassie jones' house wednesday night in asbury park. she heard a scream and discovered her eldest daughter had been grazed on the forehead. the gunfire came from a shootout 'tween police and the suspect. cassie's mom turned her focus to her child. >> i didn't know if she had been hit anywhere else. i didn't know what was really going on. i didn't know if the bullet would end. i didn't know anything. it was just scary. >> well, police do not know who fired the shot that hit 8-year- old cassie. her mother says that they're now living in a hotel and that family hopes they can move to a different neighborhood. 6:48. a major symbol of the holiday season is arrived here in the city. take a look at the video of this year's rockefeller center christmas tree. courtesy of eyewitness news anchor sade baderinwa's twitter account. it came past the studios here
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shocked with her eighth grader's homework assignment. the boy was told to write about what he would do if he contracted herpes after drinking and having a one night stand at a wild party. it was for his language arts class at the pa low elementary school in lawrence township. well, his mom complained but the school superintendent told her that it was part of the core curriculum along with a companion book. a minnesota man is facing charges. he's accused of attacking a mcdonald's worker at a drive- thru. get this. the whole thing gets caught on camera. so you got to watch. police say the customer grabs the restaurant manager's tie tries to pull him right through the window. well, that's when the manager starts to fight back. fists go flying back and forth and eventually other customers help break up the fight. they hold the cust more until the police arrived. the victim says it started when the suspect spit on him. hmm. coming up, new details on a deadly crash in queens. >> overnight we have learned
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where it was going to. it is also unclear how many people were aboard when it crashed. we know that several people were taken to the hospital. and at 6:56. and a city correction officer is in the hospital after a vicious slashing aucubin mates on -- attack by inmates on rikers island. >> reporter: dray clark is live with the story. >> reporter: good morning, the correction officer never saw the attack coming and never had a chance the defend himself against the two inmates. this is a picture showing the officer's injuries. so thereafterric we had to blur hem -- graphic we had to blur them out. one immate placed the offers in a choke old and the -- officer and choke hold and slashed the officer's face with a blade over and over again. he was rushed to the hospital where he received more than 20 stitches. this is the 216th officer this year to be attacked at rikers island. we're live this morning in queens, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and we learned overnight that police have located a bus and
they are trying to figure out if it was involved if a deadly hit and run in -- in a deadly hit and run in queens! kala rama is live for us. >> reporter: we we've learned it's coming back the queens and we talked to the manager of the bus company who says they don't believe the bus was involved with the hit and run. however the bus was in the area at the time of the crash. take a look here. the woman killed has still not been identified. police say the woman suffered severe taw ma after being hit by a tourist bus crossing main street near kissena boulevard. she was not in the crosswalk when she was hit. there's surveillance video also and there's possibility that the driver didn't know a woman was hit. at the time of the crash, this is the third pedestrian to be hit and killed by a bus in less than a week. we're live in flushing, queens, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you.
live pictures from the international space station. >> ooh. >> astronaut scott kelly is on his second spacewalk in the last week and a half. he's working to repair the space station's schooling system. -- cooling system. captain kelly has been at the iss since march and isn't due back home to earth until march 2016. >> that's very cool. >> those guys can do anything. we need him around here, to fix the air-conditioning. [ laughter ] >> maybe he can make it a little bit warmer. >> he's pretty great. coming up some challenges on mass transit? >> no major problems metro- north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit. 6 trains we have signal troubles at 143rd street downtown runs express only. and here's the trouble spot. no weekend service between queensboro plaza and 34th street starting at 12:15 tomorrow morning. so let's just say midnight. until 4:30 a.m. on monday.
west side highway. south at 96th street. that's disabled vehicle still with us, that earlier accident on the east side of the river drive south of 125th street. that has been cleared away. >> all right, thank you very much. >> thanks heather. >> we actually put 12:15? what do they do between 12:00 and 12 drank 15? >> i don't know. >> coffee break. >> let's fake a look outside. we have some fog the morning and the fog will lift by about 9:00, 10:00. we're at 67 degrees that's why we have fog. that water temperature is 57 degrees. but the air is 67 and that's why the fog develops. we're looking at 77 this afternoon. that will be a brand new record high for this date. front moves through tonight with a sprinkle and we cool down tomorrow and we really cool down by sunday. so have a great weekend. >> all right. thank you bill. >> and that is the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes, thanks for starting your day with us. we're back in about 25 minutes with another update. up next, "good morning america." have a terrific weekend. [ captions by: caption