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have a great thanksgiving. this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato. bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 4:30, november 26. terrifying attack in manhattan. a woman raped while jogging through a park. we're live with the search for her attacker. >> a fire rips through, is it the work of a serial arsonist? >> and counting down the hours to the macy's thanksgiving day parade. balloons and floats and security like we have never seen before. and good morning and happy thanksgiving. >> thank you for joining us this thanksgiving day, november 26. you are never more than 7
minutes away from weather and traffic. amy frieze in for the accuweather forecast. >> no cold turkeys around here. looks like a mild holiday. temperatures are easy to take. we're in the low 40s. central park is reading right on the market. 43 degrees. nor normal high is 50. we will beat that easily. temperatures will be near 60 degrees. we're still at the freezing point for monticello, down trenton. we have 32 at tom's river at 25. islip, 32 degrees. here are the high temperatures, 60 in a lot of spots. 62 on top for tom's river later this afternoon. clouds will increase as we go through the day. do expect cloudy skies. a high today of 59 for beautiful thanksgiving. i'll have the details on shopping weather coming up in forecast. right now, get the latest on the roads.
start off by telling you about the closures for the parade. central park west is closed in the 70s, all the way down 80s to columbus circle. 50s into the 30s. 7th closed 40s into the 30s. 20s through the 40s. so again, do watch for all of the closures. inbound george washington bridge moving smoothly. no problems at the lincoln or the holland. no problems right now. lirr metro north, new jersey transit running on time. trains and staten island railway on a saturday schedule. now keep in mind if you're going to be taking a ride over to 684 northbound, getting -- newark street, still closed at harrison street because of that water main. also closures, and jersey avenue. alternate side parking rules and meter parking rules suspended for thanksgiving.
back over to you, ken, lori. >> we're just hours, a few hours away from the macy's thanksgiving day parade. millions of people lining the streets. rob nelson is live now. rob, they are ready to go, but also police are on high alert. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys, all of new york's great traditions. this may be the biggest and best of them all. the macy's thanksgiving day parade. with perfect weather, more than 3 million people are expected to line the streets today and that means plenty of fun, but an incredible level of security. take a look at this video. this was another great tradition in action. the inflating of all those balloons. the legendary giant balloons that will make their way across the city when the parade kicks off at 9:00 this morning. crowds gather to watch these
this year's parade will feature 17 giant balloons. 27 floats. 8,000 marchers and more than 1,000 cheerleaders and dancers. because of the mild weather, a crowd of more than 3 million people expected this year. that's on top of the 50 million folks that will be watching on tv. of course, this year's event does come in the mist of global security fears after the terror attacks in paris earlier this month. that's why the nypd will have a massive presence. bomb sniffing dogs and that's see. city officials say this great deterred by fear. >> there are some in this world who are trying to stir fear. afraid. they are trying to make us change our lifestyle and change our values. values. we refuse to do that. >> if you want a sense of just
be out here for the parade today, consider this, we were told this will be the most heavily policed thanksgiving day parade in new york city history. we'll have live reports throughout the morning. stay with us. for now, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> rob, thank you. at 4:35, now to a developing story in manhattan. the search is on for a rapist. police tell us the victim was running through east river park. eyewitness news reporter, darla miles is live on the upper east side. >> reporter: this happened at the east river park amp theater. it is on the northbound side of the fdr. just along the water and just north of exit 3. now the crime scene is just over this walkway. i just took the walk over there and there you can see everything is taped off. there's a patrol officer stationed at the scene. this happened around 7:30 last night. according to the nypd, a 26-
year-old woman was jogging along east river park. they say the suspect pretty much jumped in her way blocking her path. he grabbed her and then dragged her to this a ampitheater. that's where police say this 26- year-old woman was raped. the suspect then took off northbound on east river park on a bicycle. now, the victim in this case, a 26-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition. the suspect is described as 220- pounds with dread locks. if you know anything about this incident, please call crime stoppers. reporting live on the lower east side, darla miles, eyewitness news. >> darla, thank you. it's 4:36. now on to a developing story in queens. another suspicious fire in forest hills. flames broke out of the home under construction on 67th avenue just before 11:30 last night. the interior of the structure
keep the flames from spreading to any surrounding buildings. this is the sixth fire since last month. in a building that it was either being renovated or under construction. >> have been actively engaged in, you know, trying to check out to see if we have an arsonist on the loose in the area. >> the fdny linked all of the fires. they have been labeled suspicious due to the volume of flames when crews reach the scene. >> the time is 4:37. there is new information on a subway robbery spree. it's being waged by three men in the bronx. this is surveillance video that was ten days ago. in the station at southern street. the thieves beat a man taking mountain bike. one suspect took the victim's phone and stopped a photo of himself. police now have it.
>> 4:37. the mother who abandoned her newborn at a church in queens will not face charges. district attorneys says the mother holding her baby in this video follow the spirit, if law. we learned she returned to the church the next morning to make sure the child was found safe. the baby born found with his umbilical cord still attached is okay and in the care of welfare. french president heads to moscow hoping to win concessions from vladimir putin isis. hollande will press putin for a political solution in syria and discuss military cooperation against isis. but following hollande's visit to washington, the early talk of a coalition to include the u.s. and russia has faded. pope francis celebrating mass in kenya and offering hope
for an end to religious violence there. on his first full day, they must engage until islamist attacks. essential. it's 4:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. yes, even on thanksgiving. accuweather forecast. >> starting this morning, beautiful skies. it's going to be quite nice. temperatures are already in the low 40s. but the sunshine doesn't last too long. right now, temperatures in the low 40s. 43 currently in central park. north and west, there are a few cold places. we're looking at 32 for islip. these clouds from the west already push in. mostly cloudy to end the afternoon.
climb into the upper 40s. it temperatures will be 48 to 52 degrees. you need a little bit of cover up, but not major layers because temperatures will be in the upper 50s. high 59 later this afternoon after sunset temperatures will drop into the 50s. that's weather. let's check in with deb. >> the big thanksgiving day parade. i'll tell you what's happening. look for the closures from circle. they are getting ready for the parade. avenue. 40s into the 30s. 40s as well. you. so far, so good at the george, lincoln, and holland. no problems right now. lirr metro north, new jersey transit also on a weekend schedule. i want to show you a look at
now the nfl weighing in, saying it appreciates the give ford family's desire to help the medical community, but insist it changed rules to make the game safer. frank gifford was 84. >> nearly a dozen people were hurt when strong winds blew through a flee market in northern california. the wind knocked over tents and tables as workers were cleaning up yesterday afternoon. three people were taken to the hospital. they are expected to be okay. >> skiers and snow boarders dreaming of a white thanksgiving are waking up to that reality in the sierra nevada mountains. 16 inches of fresh snow fell there yesterday. leaving behind a treat for skiers this holiday. ski resort owners say that this much snow before winter even starts is a great sign for the rest of the season. it's 4:44. meteorologist, amy frieze, frieze gets along with snow. she joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> around here, we started so
mild and the trend continues. our temperatures are going to be very easy to take. 43 degrees currently in central park. humidity 68%. winds are calm. pressure on the rise. that theme we've had for a lot of the month of no coat november applies today. we are starting off cold. so monticello, white plains, all below freezing. trenton at 32 degrees. the same for islip. tom's river is is the coldest on the map with 25. highs are expected to double those numbers and we'll get near 60 for almost all spots on the map and going for a high 62 in tom's river. so we should have no trouble warming up early on. we'll get the influence of mild air and sunshine early on. the clouds will move in quickly. by 10:00, 11:00, cloudy skies. a balmy breeze through friday with sunshine, mid 60s. we warm up even more tomorrow. showers show up late friday night into saturday. they don't wash out the weekend. looks like decent weather.
move in to the north and west. already, sullivan, you're seeing the clouds start to thicken up. as the sun comes up, expect variable clouds and tomorrow, temperatures will than they were today. 64. so that southwesterly flow ahead of the cold front on friday will allow temperatures to get nice and warm. the front comes in late friday night, almost into saturday. and that's when we'll see a chance for some rain showers around here. so even friday night if you're traveling home, things will be just fine. the rain comes in and that should be light showers that come and go early into saturday morning. they won't last all weekend. 59 degrees, not as cold tonight. the overnight low. tomorrow, that no coat november theme, 64 degrees. that's what we have on tap. so temperatures do stay average right through the first part of the week. by sunday, we're back into the upper 40s. monday, 47 degrees.
then we have more rain early next week. tuesday morning looks to be showery. wednesday temperatures will be around 50. i don't know what your threshold is, but i say around 55, 56 degrees, i think, i can get by with a sweater. but once it gets colder than that, i have to have my coat. >> you're putting on hand lotion because dry. >> it's very dry this morning. so, we have had really cold air the last couple of days. hopefully the southwesterly wind will moisten the air up a bit. and we will be more comfortable. >> there you go. here's a lady who brings a smile and warmth whenever she comes. >> i do my best. good morning, ken and lori, and good morning to everybody. happy thanks giving did. we'll tell you about the subway. subway is running on the sunday schedule for today. metro north, new jersey transit running on a weekend schedule
as well. half trains on time running on a weekend schedule. staten island ferry on a saturday schedule. no service on the b-line buses. watch for the closures around the parade route. 86th street down through columbus circle. also closures on broadway, 7th avenue and 6th avenue. again, watch for the closures on 7th and 42nd down through 34th. alternate parking rules are suspended. back over to you, ken, lori. >> thank you. it's 4:48. and protests continue in chicago. in response to the release of the alarming police shooting video of 17-year-old, laquan mcdonald. dozens of people blocked off major roadways throughout the city last night. they are hoping to shut down busy michigan avenue tomorrow on black friday. last night, president obama released a statement thanking demonstrators for keeping protests in his hometown peaceful. >> here in the city, several
marchs in manhattan, protesting the mcdonald killing and the deadly police shooting of jamar clark in minneapolis. many demonstrators made their way to macy's and harold square. clark's funeral was yesterday. ten days after he was killed during an encounter with police. >> 4:49. pillow fights for cay debted debts at west point since the early part of the 21st century. the decision was made following a bloody pillow fight that ended in august that ended with broken noses, broken cheeks, and concussions. many injuries were the result of cadets that got hit by elbows and other body parts. >> 4:49. new this morning, a suffolk county police officer is credited with saving the life of a ten-year-old boy. officer john mccaugly was on the scene.
the officer was able to use a bag valve mask. while the school nurse did chest compressions, reviving the ten-year-old. the officer is part of the police department medical crisis action team. >> north carolina woman decided to ditch tradition for her wedding. >> wanted to make sure her father was a part of her wedding. even as he's being treated for an incurable lung disease. she and his fiance brought the wedding to him. her father told her to get married on christmas, but she didn't want to waste any time. >> daddy said that we should get married next month, on the 25th, because it's a good day, because he likes christmas. but we made it today and i'm glad he was there and alert and >> so special. doctors say they could see a
father condition as he watches his daughter tie the knott. she hopes her father will be well enough to walk her down the aisle. and an 8-year-old girl in utah is fighting back after being diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. cristie turner is among the less than 1% of people diagnosed with suctory breast sarcoma. her parents say they going to have to undergo a ma secondmy as one of the youngest breast cancer patients in the world. >> i was scared the first time i knew about it. but i knew that i could fight it off. and i hope that i do fight it off. >> the fight against cancer is not new for cristie's family.
survivors and she has the support of not only her fame, but her entire community as she battles back. >> that poor kid. that's unbelievable. so young. it is 4:52. fighting the flu. the new vaccine that is just for seniors. we'll tell you what makes this vaccine different. >> in a few hours, you may be getting ready for thanksgiving dinner.
weather and traffic every sen minutes. good morning, everybody. happy thanksgiving to you. no cold turkeys around here. very mild conditions. holiday travelers through the midsection of the country are dealing with a large storm system. it's all good here for the eastern third of the u.s. in fact, things get better. highs are going to be 10 to 15 degrees above average both today and tomorrow. then it gets cooler this weekend as the air from the west moves in our direction. so today, a high of 59 degrees. tomorrow will be in the mid 60s.
i'll have the accuweather seven-day coming up. >> good morning, things are light, but let's go outside. i want to show you a look at the fdr drive. it's very light through the 70s, but an accident on the ramp at 63s. it's the if, dr drive, southbound. that ramp at 63rd street. it's an accident right on that ramp. we'll keep an eye on that for you. also watch for the clot sures on central and the closures on 7th, 6th, alternate side parking rules and meter parking rules suspended. back to you, lori, ken. at 4:56. a potentially life saving vaccine made specifically for senior citizens. the food and drug administration approved the first of its kind flu vaccine geared toward seniors. it includes a special booster. it will be offered for people 65 years or older.
different when you are 250 miles above the earth. the astronautings aboard the international space station are celebration. of course, at first you need to add some water. the astronauts will also have candied yams, corn bread. corn bread dressing and other holiday staples. >> that is very cool. love that. it is 4:57. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the balloons are ready to go. security is tighter than ever. the macy's thanksgiving day parade route to tell you what's in store. >> imagine sleeping in your home with an intruder just steps away. the brazen burglar caught on camera. >> plus, the politically incorrect welcome sign that is getting a big reaction. >> and at 4:56, amy frieze will
nchts this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news. with lori stokes and ken rosado. heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's friday, november 26. a bold burglar caught on camera slipping into a family's home as they were sleeping. >> a precedented security for day parade. weather. we're going to have the accuweather forecast coming up. lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosado. it is november 26, you're never more than 7 minutes away from
bill is up, amy with our exclusive weather forecast. >> it really is going to be a nice day. we have mostly clear skies overhead right now. the clouds are going to race in quickly. as the sun comes up, we have a peek of the sun before clouds are with us through the midday hours. currently 42 in central park. across the board, we are sub freezing. the coldest spot is tom's river. we have 31 for islip. white plains at 21. monticello. so a few sub freezing spots around the area as we get started. there are the clouds moving in. sullivan, parts of dutches county seeing those clouds rapidly increase. the sun is with us just after sunrise and bright skies through the mid-morning and by 11:00, we turn into mostly cloudy conditions and 59 degrees. even though the skies cloud up, it looks like it's going to be a mild day. that's weather, i'll have the
debbie duhaime is in for heather o'rourke. it's fast commute, but you get in where you are. slow for you in the traffic department. >> exactly. traffic is light, amy, with thanksgiving day here. however, you may want to use mass transit. right now, a problem southbound. the police department activity there. subways on time, also on a weekend schedule. and transit on time running on a weekend sed yule. saturday schedule yb-line buses no ser vice. i want to show you a closure. you can see the barriers. you'll see this around mid. finally going over to the camera by harold square. again, that's where the later. back over to you.
>> we are counting down, but the celebration comes at a time of increased concern about possible terror attacks. rob nelson live on p 77th alert. good morning, rob. >> good morn mog, ken. let me give you a shot live. you know what that guy means, we're almost to the start of the parade. the turkey are ready to roll. more than 3 million people expected to line the streets. the 289th annual thanksgiving parade will be a mix of fall weather and unprecedented security. the nytd tells us this will be everything from bomb sniffing dogs to heavily armed guards to keep this event safe. when this parade does kick off at 9:00, this year's massive event is happening in the
aftermath of the paris terror attacks, which means authorities are skepping up their security efforts to prevent the kind of tragedy we saw unfold overseas. whatever fear makes this, that not stopping people from enjoying the parade. make their way across city streets no matter what is happening in the world, there's no -- >> i wonder how they make them. and if you can go inside them. >> sponge bob, if i had to choose one. >> that one over there. >> why is that one your favorite? >> because he's from ice age. >> it's wonderful. >> he's been coming since he was a little boy, right? so it's really fun. >> it really is a great day for the family. you can see the giant yellow macy's balloons right there, but also a reminder of security will be so tight.
and the nypd out here in full force. for those of you that like numbers, 17 giant balloons, 27 floats. 8,000 marchers and more than 1,000 cheerleaders and dancers. on top of that, more than 50 million expected to tune in to watch the big event on television. reporting live, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> rob, thank you. at the white house, and president obama offered reassurances to americans about the nation's security. after the paris attacks, he said there is no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot against the united states. >> i want the american people to know entering the holidays that the combined resources of our military, our intelligence, and our homeland security agencies are on the cage. >> they are siege lant, effective. >> americans have proven themselves resilient in the face of those who would try to do them harm.
meanwhile, the head of the union is getting blasted by the police commissioner. pba partly sunny said that every patrol should be made into a tiny counterrim unit. heavy weapons, and helmets. there's a some of the spot in the terrorism plan. cops on parole are not trained nor know quipped to be the first officers to engage terrorists during an attack. william bratten says that's not true. >> i'm sorry to hear the two union letters are saying they threat. i'm sorry, i disagree strongly. >> thousands of patrol officers are in the process of getting trained to deal with active shooters. many are being outfitted with
vests for long gun attacks. >> 5:07, there's new information about a fugitive being connected to a paris attack suspect. belgium authorities say mohommed's name was on a list of people who travel to syria. out after he was allegedly spotted on the video with suspect, saleh abdeslam. investigators say it is not clear when he went to syria. 5:07. all clear at the port authority bus terminal, but it was a mess bomb scare. the bomb squad had to be called in after a suspicious avenue. the terminals north wing inspected the package. and another mta bus. this month. for the third time, the pedestrian was killed. this latest tragedy happening
the woman about to cross ocean block. she wanted to beat the bus across the street, tragically, she did not. she was struck, dead, right of her own force o. the impact of the bus travel ready part of the bus n. >> we do not feel safe. >> a dead woman was married, several children from middle school to college age. >> we are hearing from one of the people asleep in queens when a burglar crawled into a bedroom with a knife in his mouth. now all of this was caught on camera. the victim ask that we not show his face because three children were in the house and that burglar s still on the loose. jim dolan raters.
street before he enters the them in flushing. it took half an hour before the burglar is seen on his hands and knees with a knife in his mouth in the homeowner's bedroom. >> called in to bed, they were still up. >> the resident of the house didn't want to show his face. the owner of his home and his wife were still awake. >> that surveillance camera outside is for security. the one in the bedroom is a baby monitor. the parents keep it. there are three kids sleeping in that room. at 2:30 in the morning, the parents were in bed as well and they heard someone moving in the room. >> they thought it might be bigger than the kids. 200 pounds. he was wearing all black that night, but the ski hat he's wearing has the word diamond on it.
the owner shouted and the burglar ran away. the whole thing has made residents wonder if they are as safe here as they thought. >> they had to take all the doors and windows. >> police hope someone recognizes the man and calls him before he breaks into someone else's home. jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> it's 5:10, you are never more than 7 minutes away weather and traffic, and meteorologist, amy frieze. >> good morning to the both of you. we start out with clear skies. we'll go to mostly cloudy conditions by midday. 43 degrees and as we go throughout the afternoon, mild air will move in. just dropped off to 42. and the warmest temperatures are in the burros. temperatures still near the freezing point. out on the island, mid 30s.
our temperature change looks like 1 to 7-degrees warmer sunnily by the time we get to temperatures. to: look for 40s early on. during the parade, 48 to 52 degrees. after sup set temperatures will drop into the 50s. that's weather, now it's traffic, how is the commute isn't the. >> going t. >> a couple hot spots. good morning. we're going to start off in bruceer as you head to 684. getting up towards 84 in bruceer. so, i want want to keep the speeds low. sunways on time. let's taboo ahead. it's all closed up.
you'll see this closure as well as local closures on fth avenue. getting ready for the thank giving day parade. i'll show you a look at 34th street at hoirld square. alternate side parking rules and meter park pg rules, back over to you. >> still ahead an on eyewitness news, dramatic video. see how it all ends.
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wrong side of the pal said parkway. drivers are forced to swerve out of the way. the driver made his way on to route 46 and then the new jersey turnpike. eventually, getting stuck in traffic. and that's when police surrounded the vehicle and arrested the suspect. >> it's 5:15. casey kaysum. the lawsuit accuses jean kasum of elder abuse and inflicting emotional stress by restricting access to the ailing american top 40 host, suffered from dementia and developed a severe bed sore at the age of 82. >> a sheriff in western georgia says he is turning heads with his politically incorrect sign. the sign posted outside his office reads, welcome to harris county, georgia, warning. harris county is politically incorrect. we say merry christmas, god
bless america, and in god we trust. we salute our troops and our flag. if this offends you, leave. sheriff mike jolly paid for the sign with his own money. he says neighbors now want signings of their own. >> 5:16. meteorologist, amy frieze in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> happy thanksgiving. we start off this morning with mostly clear skies over the burros. the clouds are approaching quickly and a mostly cloudy afternoon. 42 degrees. temperatures are a little easier to take than the last couple of days. we have sub freezing spots north and west of the city. our normal high, 50 degrees. we'll be above that today. still, well off the record of 73 back in official sunrise time is 6:54. sunset at 4:31 this afternoon.
temperatures for white planes, monticello. islip is at 21 degrees. our temperatures will rapidly increase and be near 60. by tomorrow, mid 60s. so we warm up over the next couple of days. mild but cloudy. the parade starts at 48 degrees and climbing toward the low 50s. balmy breeze comes in on friday. then showers show up late at night on friday into early saturday. looking at the acu track. we're right on cue for that. 59 degrees. won't rule out a sun break or two. a few clouds around and no cold turkeys. we'll see the temperatures continuing to warm up. 60 for tomorrow. here's a look at the future cast. fine today, no rain expected. much of friday is rain-free as well. then we have a more organized front that could bring a few showers late friday into saturday. the computer models have been going back and forth between
widespread and a quick dose of rain. it should be in the overnight hours. temperatures do continue to rise. tomorrow 64. no coat november theme looks like it gets one more day. showers to start on saturday. should be light. 54 the afternoon high. sunday looks good. mostly cloudy and 48. cooler temperatures to end the holiday weekend. temperatures right about where they should be this time of year. so looking average and november- like. monday and tuesday. >> in my fantasy world, right where they should be is 80. that's my little world. >> that is a fantasy world for this moment in time. >> that's right. thank you. maybe on the island, right? >> right. >> good morning, lori, ken, amy. happy thanksgiving. heading to the subways. subways running on time.
same thing with lirr, metro north and new jersey transit are reduced schedule as well. watch for the problem at deere park avenue. it's a broken water main and problems 684 northbound. an accident blocking a few lanes there. on the southbound drive in the 60s. accident right at the ramp. you may see a slight delay. 50s through the 20s outside. 7th avenue as you go through the 30s, you'll see this closure as well. alternate side parking rules are suspended for thanksgiving. ken, lori. >> still ahead on eyewitness news, details on the one thing drivers can be thankful for on this thanksgiving. >> plus, meet the luckiest turkeys in america.
it's 5:22. welcome back. two turkeys named honest and abe spared the fate of becoming thanksgiving dinner thanks to a presidential pardon. >> i confess honest looks like good eating, but this is a democracy. abe is now a free bird. he is totis, the turkey of the united states. >> the pardon turkeys will live on a farm in virginia. it has a barn and named the white house on turkey hill.
>> if you missed the whole thing. >> daughter, dad moment. >> absolutely adorable. so cute. the typical daughters with dad. that's all it was. so adorable. >> they are just beautiful young ladies. >> it's fun to watch our different president's children grow up. >> it really is. >> 5:23. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and amy. >> happy thanksgiving to the both of you. this day gets underway with temperatures that are mild. we're already in the 40s in the burros and our temperatures go into the 60s before the holiday weekend is out. while we have high temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average. there are some cooler air waiting for us in the wings there. and traveling on this day, it's very poor weather conditions as the storm front comes through the central plains, really good. everything looking pretty nice. the most we can complain about is a few clouds coming in.
tomorrow we're in the mid 60s. and debbie duhaime with a check with the commute. i imagine that the roads have pretty light volume as well. >> good morning, amy. let's go outside and show you a look at the northern state parkway. still moving okay. but trying to warn you on the northern state. the deer water main over there. also getting into mount pleasant, an accident ruled. back to you, ken, lori. >> it's 5:24. a developing story, fire burns through a house in a queens neighborhood for the 6th time
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on the money this morning, asian stocks were mixed. >> japan rose a fraction, but japan dipped slightly. wall street is closed for the holiday. nasdaq gained 13 points and the s & p 500 lost a fraction. and this morning, drivers are thankful for yet another drop in gas prices. >> candace gibson has this
morning's business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, the lowest gas prices in seven years. >> is the average price nationwide, $2.05. this is the 18th consecutive day with the decrease. more than half the gas stations in the country have prices below $2. >> new details in the costco e. coli outbreak. the salad sickened seven people, but costco uses the same vegetable supplier nationwide. >> the good dinosaur, an animated film may stomp the hunger games mocking jay part 2 at the box office this weekend. >> the first new film in the rocky franchise is opening this weekend. >> there you go. that's america's money. >> nicely done. coming up in our next half
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(coffee being poured into a cup.) save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetness from the stevia leaf. now, new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. a terrifying attack in manhattan, a woman raped while jogging through a park. we're live with the search for her attacker. >> another fire rips through a home under construction in queens. is it the work of a serial arsonist? >> and counting down the hours to the macy's thanksgiving day parade. balloons and floats like we have never seen before. >> good morning and happy thanksgiving. i'm ken rosado. >> today is thursday, november 26.
minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist, amy frieze in for bill. amy. >> lori and ken, good morning to you. happy thanksgiving, everyone. our temperatures starting out mild. the burros in the low 40s with 42 in central park. sub freezing conditions for andover, monticello, down tom's river. it's 27 degrees. we're at 31 for white plains. so there are chilly spots, but everyone warms up nicely and push our temperatures to the mid to upper 50s before we get into the afternoon. and should be very comfortable. especially for the parade. 48 degrees is what we're expecting as it takes off. so, a high today of 59 degrees with a few clouds around. temperatures making their way into the mid 60s by tomorrow. looks like a fairly decent weekend. i'll have details coming up in a few minutes. right now, debbie duhaime is standing by with a look at what's happening in the commute. good morning, deb.
>> good morning, everybody. traffic is light, but we have a couple problems. we'll go to the web cam. i want to show you the northern state parkway. this is eastbound. it's an accident. looks like several lanes blocked. so this is northern state eastbound, avoid it if you can. going over to the maps. a deer park avenue, a broken water main to watch out for as well. watch out for slowdowns on 684 northbound into 84 in bruceer. it's an accident involving a truck. accident there. southbound fdr drive, 63rd, a collision, 4, 5, and 6 on time. and alternate parking rules are suspended for thanksgiving. ken, lori. >> it's 5:32. and we're just hours away from the macy's thanksgiving parade. millions are expected to attend. and with the huge crowds, police are on high alert. the parade will start on the
down to harold square. eyewitness news reporter, rob nelson is live on 77th street where the balloons are ready to go. good morning, rob. >> good morning to you, lori. weather expected today, 3 million people expected to hit the streets to soak up this new york city tradition. day parade. a big party and big crowd as officials inflated all those balloons for the parade. all those great characters coming to life. much to the joy of families and kids soaking up the holiday spirit. this year's event does take place against the backdrop of the paris attacks. police are stepping up security big time to an unprecedented level. they tell us this morning this will be the most heavily policed thanksgiving day parade in the history of new york city. heavily armed guards, and even radiation detectors are a few
examples of what the public will see today. everything that we won't see. authorities taking no chances this year, but also they have stressed over and over again that the lingering fear from the paris attacks cannot and should not change our way of life. >> there are some in this world who are trying to stir fear. they are trying to make us afraid. they are trying to make us change our lifestyle and values. lose our spirit, lose our values. we refuse to do that. >> now that is a result we heard over and over again. back here live at the scene. you can tell just the number of today. this crowd of officers has grown in the last few minutes since our last hit at 5:00. security at an unprecedented level today for roughly 3 million people expected to hit the streets for this 89th annual tradition. on the brighter side, 17 giant balloons. 27 floats. 8,000 marchers and on top of
that, more than 1,000 cheerleaders and dancers as well and 50 million people will it all in. everyone hoping for a happy and of course, safe parade. for now, reporting live from the upper west side, rob news. >> 5:35, now to a developing story in manhattan. the search is on for a rapist. and police are telling that river park. tar la miles is live on the lower east side with the details. >> the incident happened along this bridge, just behind me along that path. the east river park amp theater. that's where the nypd has presence. a woman was jogging in east river park when the suspect jumped in front of her and blocked her path. they say she tried to run away,
drug her to the ampitheater. this happened wednesday night and the amptheater is on the northbound side of the fdr, just along the east river and north of exit 3. 220-pounds and having dread locks and last seen riding a bicycle northbound in east river park. the victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. if you have any information p, please call crime stoppers. reporting live on the leer east side. eyewitness news. now to a developing story. another suspicious fire in forest hills. flames broke out at a home under construction on 67th avenue flew just before 11:30 last night. the interior collapsed, but crews managed to keep from surrounding. however, this is the 7th fire since late last night and a building that was being
renovated or under construction. >> fire marshals have been actively engaged and you know, trying to check out to see if, in fact, we do have an arson u.s. on the ist on the loose in the area. >> the fdny has not linked the fires, but they have been labeled suspicious. >> there is new information on a subway robbery spree being waged by three men in the bronx. take a look at this surveillance video from the first incident at southern boulevard and 149th street. the thieves beat a man taking his wallet, cell phone, and mountain bike. the latest attack was this past tuesday. one suspect took the victim's home, then snapped a photo of himself. well, that photo now in police custody. >> 5:37. a mother who abandoned her newborn at a church in queens will not face charges. the mother seen holding her baby in this video follow the spirit, if not the letter of
the safe haven law. and we also learned she returns to the church the next morning. >> the baby boy in a nativity display is okay, and now in the care of child welfare. hollande heads to moscow hoping to win concessions from vladimir putin. hollande will press putin for a political solution in syria and discuss military cooperation against isis. but following hah lain's visit to t, we have a live look here at the british parliament. britain must join air strikes there area. arguing that the paris attacks have given new urgency to fight against isis. >> pop francis celebrated mass
end to religious virus. the pope told christian and muslim leaders that may must have dialogue. france says interfaith dialogue is simply essential. >> time is 5:00 3-9d. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. amy frieze in with the accuweather forecast. >> happy thanksgiving. vees ability good dr. really, it's gong to be a beautiful start across the area. the clouds will quickly move in. once the parade is underway. increasing cloudiness will be the rule for the entire afternoon. currently 42. there are some spots that are sub prees progress. through still mid 30s. 35 for c r comac. temperatures are about where
a few spots are warmer, including monticello, almost 10 degrees warmer. if you're headed to the parade, 44 degrees, 9:00 a.m. 48. by noon, 55. we get the clouds increasing. the winds will be between 5 and 10 miles per hour out of the southeast. no big deal for the floats or the balloons, shall we say. hourly planner takes us into the mid 50s by early afternoon. a high of 59 in the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll slip into the low 50s by sunset. i'll have your forecast coming up next. debbie duhaime has a look at the forecast. >> let's go outside. i want to show you a peek at the northern state parkway. this is the northern state parkway eastbound approaching the parkway. two lanes blocked with an on going accident investigation. definitely want to keep the speeds down. another problem, islip, a broken sunday schedule.
on time, all running on a different collision. alternate side parking rules suspended. back over to you, lori and ken. >> some shoppers are hitting black friday sales half an hour from now and it's only thursday. we haven't sat down for thanks giving dinner. big, big deals. it's going to stay open until 10:00 tomorrow night. j.c. penney, old navy, and wal-mart among the several stores offering a jump start on black friday when they open later today. it is 5:41. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. protests land several people behind bars. what they are demanding. >> the flee market chaos.
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5:44. nearly a dozen people were hurt when strong winds blew through a flee market in northern california. the wind knocked over tents and tables as workers were cleaning up yesterday afternoon. three people were taken to the hospital. they are expected to be okay. >> the skiers and snow boarders dreaming of a white thanksgiving. are waking up to that reality in the sierra nevada mountains. 16 inches of fresh snow yesterday. ski resort owners say this much winter weather, before winter starts, is a great sign for the rest of the season. >> it is 5:45.
for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning to you guys. it may be a good time for the skiers, anybody trying to get in to see family and friends through central part of the country. looks like it's going to slow things down. we have a really nice weather pattern. looking at the temperatures right now in central park, 42 degrees. humidity 73%. pressure is on the rise. for most folks, 44 degrees as the sun is coming up. really spectacular looking start to the day. by 9:00 a.m., parade is underway. 48 degrees. by noon, 55. a nice warmup and above average temperatures are expected this afternoon. a high of 59 in new york city. southwest winds, southeasterly winds 5 to 10 miles an hour throughout the afternoon. right now it is cold for white planes, below freezing. 30s, really dominating up into monticello and mid 20s for andover. down along the jersey shore, we
have 0s for belmar. islip, 31 degrees. we can almost double those numbers by the time we get into the afternoon. a nice influence of a southerly wind and sun trying to start us off. we should have no trouble pushing those numbers into the upper 50s. upper 40s, we gained 10 degrees through the afternoon. a balmy breeze for tomorrow. that makes sunshine and 60s a possibility. in fact, mid 60s is where we will finish by tomorrow afternoon and showers start to show up very late friday night in the predawn hours on saturday from the west and those could be with us through the early part of the day. the front is way back to the west. that's actually what caused much of the snow that we are seeing from the pictures, watching the future cast, we cloud up for the rest of the afternoon and then into early tomorrow morning, mix of sun and clouds on friday. temperatures climbing quick and then we wait for this front looking to produce some showers for us early saturday morning. doesn't last all day and the weekend is not a wash. showers will be moving in late
friday night into early saturday. 48 for the parade start. 59 for the afternoon high tonight. we drop to 50 degrees by tomorrow. temperatures are back into the mid 60s. no coat november theme that dominated much of the month gets some encore play. really nice weather. 59, you could almost go without a coat. you know, by this afternoon, this morning it's chilly. but by this afternoon, you might be able to be just fine. just comfortable. mid 60s tomorrow. >> wow. >> very nice for late november. >> something to look forward to. >> it would be nice if you could go to mid 70s, mid 80s. >> we are on track for one of the warmest novembers we have ever had. >> nice. >> i know. it's been a very mild month. >> that's right. i'm enjoying it, that's for sure. thank you, amy. and good morning, lori, ken, amy, and everybody. let's start off with the maps
happening around the northern state. accident being cleared. islip is the broken water main. lirr metro north, new jersey transit on time. let's go outside and show you a look at 7th avenue at 34th. this is one of the closures for thanksgiving macy's day parade. and let's go to our other camera, right in front of macy's. all the excitement building for the big macy's thanksgiving parade. ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. he was in just the right place at the right time. praise for a police officer on long island. little boy's life. >> and a tradition comes to an end.
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5:51. protests continue in chicago. in response to the release of the alarming police shooting video of 17-year-old, laquan mcdonald. dozens of people blocked off major roadways throughout the city last night. they are hoping to shut down busy michigan avenue tomorrow on black friday. last night, president obama released a statement thanking demonstrators for keeping protests in his hometown peaceful. here in the city and several people were arrested during marchs. protesting the mcdonald killing and the deadly police shooting of jamar clark in minneapolis. large number of demonstrators made their way from washington square park to macy's and harold square. clark's funeral was yesterday. ten days after he was killed during a police encounter. >> it's 5:51. pillow fights, which are an unofficial right of passage.
now officially banned. a bloody pillow fight that happened in august. two dozen young cadets suffered concussions and investigation found that many of these injuries with the results of those cadets being hit by elbows and other body parts during the scuffle. >> new this morning, a police officer is credited with saving the life of a ten-year-old boy. officer john mccawly was on the scene minutes after the young boy stopped breathing at the elementary school. the officer was able to use a bag valve mask while the school nurse did chest compressions, reviving the ten-year-old. the officer is part of the police department medical crisis action team. it's 5:52. a stunning diagnosis. an 8-year-old girl fighting a
minutes away from weather and traffic. happy thanksgiving, everyone. temperatures are going to be clouds increasing. a high of 59. and tomorrow, even warmer. heading into the weekend, saturday morning we could have a shower to start off, and clouds give way to sun breaks 54. mostly cloudy on sunday. 48 degrees. in fact, a lot more seasonal for early part of next week as well. that's a look at weather, now here is debbie duhaime. >> a couple problems out here this morning. tell you about 684 northbound getting up toward 84. accident with a tractor trailer and the southbound into hawthorne. over on the subways on a sunday schedule. lirr, metro north, same thing, staten island, and the hudson light rail. if you are heading over to newark street. so close with the water main. let's show you a look at 7th avenue by 34th. watch for this closure.
a lot of local closures, 50s down through the 20s getting ready for the thanksgiving day parade. alternate side parking rules are suspended. back over to you. ken, lori. >> an 8-year-old girl in utah is fighting back after being diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. cristie turner is among the less than 1% of people diagnosed with secatory breast carcinoma. the 8-year-old noticed a lump last month. now she's going to have to undergo a mastectomy as one of the youngest breast cancer patients in the world. >> i was scared the first time i knew about it. but i knew that i could fight it off and i hope that i do fight it off. >> well the fight against family.
both her parents are cancer survivors. she has the support of her entire community. >> it is 5:57. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, parade and stepped up security this morning as the balloons get ready to fly for the biggest thanksgiving parade in the nation. >> and, almost forced off a flight. a former marine nearly gets kicked off a plane after being told he was too big to fly. >> and the sign of the times, a welcoming.