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good morning. 6:00 a.m. developing right now, several nypd officers were hurt when their unmarked cruiser collided with another car in upper manhattan. also a deadly shootout leading to an hours-long standoff at a planned parenthood clinic. this morning we're learning more about the police officer killed in the line of duty. and pope francis has been bringing a powerful message of faith to christians in africa during his first visit to the continent. good morning, everybody. looking at a dark shot there of lower manhattan, but a mild
does not feel like late november, so we're thankful for that on this saturday, november good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> good to be with you. thanks for making time. i'm michelle charlesworth. happy saturday morning, happy. it off. >> i'm still tire. >> i think we all are. >> right? >> it's a good week, but a tiring week. >> there's a lot going on meteorologist amy freeze has our first look at this morning's weather. how was your thanksgiving? i saw you down at the bowery mission with this one, with the kids, with everybody. you guys were awesome. >> it was a lot of fun. the turkey coma, though, after >> right. >> it was a lot of fun, though. temperatures. hard to believe we're in november when we're reading the mid-60s. this morning waking up to 55 degrees. that's even warmer than it was yesterday and we're looking at this cold front approaching, but meanwhile temperatures just
over the last 24 hours, the change has been as much as 5 to 17 degrees, warmer than we were yesterday at this same time. 22, actually, for poughkeepsie. so quite a mild morning out there. we have temperatures right now that are still almost 60 for poughkeepsie, 52 for newark and belmar. islip is currently at 50 degrees and 57 for montauk. as far as the clouds go, they're going to be with us most of the day, so just expect it to be a mostly cloudy day around here. temperatures could return to the 60s in a few spots, but we're forecasting today a high of 59. so coming up in a few minutes, you guys, we'll talk about the possibility of some showers around here, and we'll also look ahead to the cold air that will be coming in behind the front. i'll have that ahead in just a few minutes. i'll see you then. >> amy, thank you so much. breaking news right now, lanes are shut down on the new jersey turnpike after a serious crash involving a tractor- trailer and a minivan. investigators say a fed ex truck jackknifed across the southbound lanes near exit 8a hitting a minivan.
one of the vehicles going up in flames. right now traffic in the area is being divert to the inner roadway. again, exit 8a on the turnpike. it's unclear whether anyone was hurt. we have a crew headed to the scene and we'll bring you updates on this breaking news as we learn more. developing right now manhattan in the meantime, investigators are on the scene after a serious crash involving an unmarked police car. it happened just before 4:00 this morning at 184th street in washington heights. police say the driver of an suv took off after hitting the officer's car. first responders had to cut the roof off to get to the officers inside. three officers are being treated for non-life- threatening injuries. also developing right now, investigators are still on the scene of a deadly shooting inside of a planned parenthood center in colorado. the man accused of opening fire inside the clinic did surrender to police after an hours-long standoff. police say robert lewis deer began shooting in the colorado springs planned parenthood just
before noon yesterday. he's accused of killing three people, including university of colorado and colorado springs police officer garrett flossie. >> i just want to convey to the incredible sympathy. this is a terrible, terrible colorado springs. >> officers were able to convince deer to surrender five hours after the shooting began. nine people in all were hurt, including five cops. right now planned parenthood says it does not know if the organization was indeed the target of the attack. and security, in related news, is stepped up this morning at planned parenthood clinics around new york. critical response vehicles were deployed last night to locations throughout all five boroughs, including the planned brooklyn. meanwhile suffolk county says it will also be stepping up security at clinics on long island.
current threats against clinics in our area. you can follow the latest developments on the deadly planned parenthood standoff on our website. just head to abc 7ny. also we will have a live report from colorado springs coming up in our next half hour. michelle. >> thank you, rob. in new jersey two men have died after a large wave split their pontoon boat off the jersey shore. seven men were on board that boat when it capsized. this was yesterday afternoon. two of the survivors left the new jersey coast guard facility late last night hours after the boat capsized. the coast guard responded along with the new jersey state police when boaters were tossed into the water. that was around 1:30. other boaters in the area at the time, say the waves were rough. >> it was tough circumstances to be navigating the inlet in the first place, and the pontoon boat that they are on is not the greatest boat for those conditions.
cardiac arrest when they were rescued. 66-year-old alex osagey and gregory clochner died shortly after being pull from the water. both men were from philadelphia. and more breaking news this morning. three people are dead and more than a dozen hurt after an attack on a u.n. base in the africa nation of mali. a spokesman for the u.n. mission in mali says the attackers fired rockets into the base, killing two u.n. peacekeepers and also a mission contractor as well. four of the 20 people hurt are now in serious condition. of course all this comes just a little more than a week after an attack in mali's capital killed 20 people inside a luxury hotel. and more news overseas right now. pope francis continues his trip to africa with several planned stops in uganda. the pope celebrate mass at a shrine where 22 catholics were killed in the 19th century, rather than renouncing their faith.
is not over just yet. and new information on a man from our area accused of scaling the fence at the white house. and meteorologist amy freeze will be back at a good looking accuweather forecast and a mild start to your saturday morning out there. what a string of nice weather we've had for the holidays. >> oh, man.
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at least three people have died as severe weather moved through several states. freezing rain and flash flooding made a mess of the roads in texas where three people were killed when their cars were washed away in the flooding. ice storm warnings are in effect this morning in parts of texas and oklahoma. and just look at that, officials warning anyone who's traveling back home after the holiday to give themselves extra time on the roads because
the weather wreaking havoc all over the place. in the meantime we sit here, you know, in short sleeves. isn't it wild? >> what was it? today is nice, yesterday was really great, thanksgiving was great. i mean, we've had like -- even the day before was nice. we've had a string of unseasonably nice weather. >> it's easier to count the few cold days we've had rather than looking at the month of november. it's been mainly the no-coat november. >> love it. >> it's so nice. >> it's 55 degrees right now. it's like happy july 4th. what's going on? >> it's above average right now for an afternoon high. really crazy. this will probably turn out to be one of the warmest, if not the warmest novembers that we've ever had. >> keep it coming. you ready to bring it in december, january? don't stop until you get enough. keep it coming, amy freeze. >> this is what i got for you this morning, the front is coming, it's approaching. it's this large cold front that's been creating all the problems that you've been showing and talking about with
the snow and the rain and the travel delays. that front is moving eastward, but it's running into this very dry air. it's running into our nice weather and it's sort of falling apart. it will mean some changes fors us for the second half of the weekend. even this afternoon we could get a little spritz or sprinkle. we start now with mid-50s in central park. just looking outside our front door, it's gorgeous. dry skies, beautiful. you've seen people walking by here early this morning an you hardly need a coat. it's just fantastic. there are some areas north and west that actually have what you would call -- i don't know, double their overnight lows. poughkeepsie right now is in the 60s, so pretty incredible to see numbers like this at this time. but the front itself right here is very well outlined and from portland all the way back to cincinnati, that's the line of the front. but you can see how it's already breaking up. so at best we're forecasting today the chances for a few showers around here. nothing that's going to last all day, but mostly cloudy skies and a chance for this
after we get the rain in, it's cold air that's coming down from the north and west. so right now the 40s showing up morristown, yeah, 46 new brunswick, 49 degrees out on the island, 50 for islip. yes, it will be a transition today of these mild temperatures going to the upper 50s, maybe hitting 60 degrees. that will be near the forecast high, but this front line really breaks up and so we're only calling for a few showers. by the way, it's been a line that's extended from canada all the way down to the tip of texas, so a majority of the central plains have been fighting this weather, especially when it comes to travel, trying to get places here over the last couple of days where everyone, of course, is trying to get on the road, or, of course, trying to get out and about. humidity in the upper 70s right now, temperatures in the low- to mid-50s, expecting today a high near 60 degrees in the boroughs, slightly cooler in the suburbs. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast and what you can expect. for the close of the weekend, our temperatures will actually be in the 50s to upper 40s early next week.
so look at the transition that's going to happen. today we've got 59, then we've got monday, tuesday and wednesday with temperatures a little bit closer to normal. no extreme cold coming, first week of december things are looking pretty decent. there will be some opportunities for rain. we'll talk about that as the morning goes on, but all in all first part of the weekend is mild, second part of the weekend is not so much. >> wow! still seeing 56, that's december, right? >> yeah. we're saying to ourselves, well, that's sounds cold. >> right. >> but warm temperatures all month. it's going to be real november and december weather by the middle of the week. >> my coat closet has been neglected so far. >> it will come in time, we know it will. thanks, amy. >> you got t. straight ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, a real-life example of why you should always be alert behind the wheel. amazingly, though, everyone survive the mess that you see right there. whoa! we'll tell you what happens next. and protesters promising to
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welcome back, everybody. some dramatic video of an incredibly close call in connecticut. you can see a driver crashing into a disabled vehicle on i-95 in fairfield, narrowly missing two people who were standing nearby. by law drivers are required to move over when approaching a stopped vehicle. now, the driver, yoni rohaas of bridgeport is now facing a string of charges, including reckless driving. fortunately no one, though, was seriously hurt. this morning we've learn the names of the two men who were killed in a terrible crash that happened in queens.
fellesas slammed his hundredy elantra slammed his car into the pack of a truck. he died along with his passenger, david gar see a. the wreck shut down traffic on the parkway for hours yesterday morning. authorities believe that speed may have been a factor. the victim of a deadly hit- and-run crash in brooklyn is a retired new york city cop. 56-year-old evet molina was struck thursday night in east mocker while getting into her car. the the driver also hit several other vehicles before fleeing the scene. 24-year-old michael mcbean is facing a string of charges, including leaving the scene of a deadly accident. protests continue over the police shooting death of a teenager in chicago. demonstrators took to chicago's magnificent mile shopping district during black friday to draw attention to the death of 17-year-old laquann mcdonald. protesters block the entrances to several high end stores as the shopping rush started yesterday. video released earlier this week showed mcdonald being shot
that officer has since been charged with murder. hundreds of people join together in protest in seattle chanting "black lives matter," not black friday. a seattle police officer was left with a dislocated shoulder when demonstrators interfered during an arrest near a crowd shopping area. four people were taken into custody. last year several people were arrested when that protest lighting event. the connecticut man who was arrested for jumping the fence at the white house may have had a death wish. court documents show joseph caputo of stamford left two notes with friends before the thanksgiving day stunt. one of them is describe as a suicide note, the other was meant to exonerate his two friends from any criminal he also reportedly told his mother that he would never see her again when he left her home on thursday. a judge ordered caputo to evaluation. when we come back, we'll have some sports news with rob powers.
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college football fans. my threels look pretty good. tar heels looked pretty good. >> he's excited. >> but the giants may have a tough weekend ahead of them. >> time for sports with rob powers. >> good morning, everybody. the knicks started the work week against the heat and ended it last night the same way. 17. snapped a four-game winning streak. the heat at the garden last night, this was a chance for right direction. early on that direction for the hoop. it didn't end there. how about this? to the rookie zingus but the heat in the first half on a 10- 2 run. dwyane wade, he's still got it. knicks down one at the half. in the third quarter the heat outscore the knicks 24-14. drog et cetera all by himself. anthony had 11 points in the 1st quarter, didn't score again the rest of the game. they couldn't close. gerald green scored 25 and the knicks lose 97-78, three straight losses, the the rockets in town tomorrow.
roll until they hit a brick wall last time out, suffer a 5- 1 loss to the frontrunning canadiens. and yesterday another team the rangers have trouble with, the bruins. derek steffen out indefinitely with broken ribs after that hit in the 2nd period. went to the 3rd, tie 2-2. j.t. miller gets credit for the goal, but watch this, the puck comes off keith yandle's stick. it goes off the post and off raft. rangers have the lead, but they give it up, a man down. 16-14, that ties the game, and for kraichy. rangers lose 4-3 in bot of the. a row. it was a battle. they went to a shootout, tied 2- 2. the two death tolltenders, man, oh oh man, -- goaltenders, man, oh, man. the only one that didn't go in is the last one. isles.
likes of which had never been seen before until last night. dellos hit a little rough patch here, they had to play the east- leading canadiens. schneider, that's a save. the devils would drive that to a two-goal lead. unfortunately for the devils, montreal scores back, ties the game, decides everything in the shootout. then gedoff, devils lose 3-2 in a shootout. reef as will not play for the jets tomorrow against the dolphins. he's still dealing with that concussion. cowboys quarterback tony romo done for the rest of the season with a fracture in his collar bone he broke earlier this season. he was hurt again in the thanksgiving day game. jerry jones confirming that news yesterday. plenty of big college games this weekend, already plenty in the books. kings making final pushes for the post-season.
safe to say cougars marcus aers had a nice day. look at these catches, eight catches, woob 60 yards. he got one falling down and then a one-handed catch. he even threw for a score and houston won 52-31. that's a full day. whatever happens the rest of this day, laura behnke has you covered. i'm rob powers. i'll see you right back here next week. >> thank you. >> thank you, rob. much more ahead on eyewitness news this saturday morning, including an update on breaking news in new jersey, a fiery wreck on the jersey turnpike in east brunswick. we've just received this photo from marcus solis who's on the scene, working to get you a >> wow! also a developing story in brooklyn, two men found shot to apartment complex. we'll have the latest details on that as well. and an eyewitness news exclusive, a police officer in
wash to eyewitness news -- welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning, november 28th, post turkey, post thanksgiving, post games, post movies. >> we got more games today. it just continues. >> post pepto. god bless us. good morning, everyone, i'm michelle charlesworth. we're thankful for you. >> we are indeed. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. thank you for being with us on this holiday weekend. we actually did not do the tradition al-turki this year. tell us. >> we found this great restaurant down in the village and like eight ridiculously -- we did not do turkey, we were taking the nontraditional route, so we had, like, steak and shrimp and all this other kind of stuff. it was good. i did not miss the traditional stuff. >> you had a feast. >> i like it. >> did you have the whole gang at your house? >> we made potatoes and went to
jerry and bob's in our family. so we went there and they did everything. >> that's even better. >> i'm so thankful for them because even though you bring, you didn't clean the house, you didn't set the table, you didn't make the turkey and the stuffing. we were just the people. meteorologist amy freeze >> what did you do? did you freeze clams? >> i did not cook. we ate out, but, you know, we we work. >> i hear that. >> but i did buy pies. >> you're awesome. >> and i shared them. >> right? >> i didn't make them. sometimes i think about putting them in a container that makes it look like i made them. i just gave it to them. a really great pie place over in ozone park. that's where i got those. we get start this morning, guys, mild temperatures yesterday. we had 64 degrees for the high temperature. currently 55, what a good looking sky. >> this is beautiful. look at the blues and purples and pinks, fantastic. most of this day will be spent
not looking for the sun to appear much. instead we're looking at a mostly cloudy day and low- to mid-50s is where we start this morning. belmar showing up at 48 degrees. everybody else, even monticello and poughkeepsie are definitely in cold places. so newark 52 degrees, elizabeth at 52, jamaica right now at 51 degrees. and looking at the winds, they're calmer out of the southwest right now, but they'll start to change as we go through the morning hours, so more westerly and even a northwesterly wind. and that's because of the front that's coming through. this front is going to lose its punch for the most part. out it comes through the area. it's running into very dry air. we've had high pressure in control. that's what's been dominating our weather, and so as it comes through, it sort of falls apart, meaning not well organized, and that the showers will be hit or miss, not everybody is going to get wet with this one. instead we're going to see the showers come and go from time to time. let's call it spotty rain. again, look at this front which has been very strong, from canada all the way down to texas. this is what's affected much of
so as it comes in, we definitely get the clouds, but we are not socked in with the rest of the heavy rain that much of the country has seen. here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. a high today of 60 degrees, and our temperatures will be in the low 50s, cloudy and cooler. sun to clouds and 45 and overcast with drizzle, 53 degrees, periods of rain through the middle part of the week. so your temperatures are still pretty easy to take. and then after we finish, then we will have more on the cooldown coming up in just a few minutes. see you guys then. >> all right. breaking news right now in new jersey. traffic is moving again on the turnpike through east brunswick after a fiery collision involving a jackknifed tractor- trailer. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis just getting to the scene with a live update for us now. good morning, mark. >>reporter: good morning, rob. and off in the distance you can see the flashing lights as emergency crews remain here on
accident that took place around 3:25 this morning. now, this is about mile marker 76 in the southbound lanes, the truck lanes of the turnpike. an you can see from this still photograph the damage to that truck that was involve. the fed ex truck completely engulfed in flames after the accident. we understand that at least the truck and at least the minivan were involved in this accident. the truck jackknife, an as you can see there was the fire that evolved afterwards. no word yet on injuries and the number of people involved in this, but it did cause quite a backup for a while on the truck lanes of the southbound turnpike. traffic has since been diverted and those truck lanes are now completely closed. so all cars and trucks being forced onto the inner roadway of the southbound turnpike, the cleanup to go on for quite a while. we're live in east brunswick, marcus solis, eyewitness news. >> terrible. thank you, marcus. we're following a developing story in brooklyn where two men were shot and killed inside of a housing project.
it happened just before 11:00 last night inside of the langeston hughes houses. this is on sutter avenue in brownsville. one of the victims is a 25-year- old man who was shot in the head. police have not identified the other victim. no arrests have been made. now to the very latest developments from colorado springs. authorities are still working to figure out the motive behind a killing spree at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado. >> three people were killed when a gunman stormed that facility in colorado springs, including a six-year veteran police officer with university of colorado police department. abc's brandi hitt is live in colorado springs with how this drama finally came to an end. good morning, brandi. >>reporter: good morning, rob, good morning, michelle. what a horrific scene. i mean, this is still an active crime scene here this morning. you can see the police car behind me, just beyond that police barricade is where the planned parenthood facility is where this shooting unfolded. and it's considered an active crime scene still right now at this moment, and the reason
being is they still have officers going through that facility, explosives experts overnight who wanted to make sure that there weren't -- there wasn't anything left behind, even though the gunman is in custody. they wanted to make sure they didn't have any more victims on their hands. >> fire, two hits. >>reporter: it was five intense hours, police exchanging gunfire with the man inside this colorado springs planned parenthood facility after the gunman first opened fire in a nearby parking lot. >> he was in front of me, and he was aiming at me, and i just hit the gas. >>reporter: witnesses say first responders then became the next target. one by one officers were shot and took cover. >> he turn around with a bloody face and went get out of here, get out of here. >>reporter: as backup arrived, the gun battle continued inside the building, more than 100 officers on scene, including the fbi. >> gunfire into that room through the walls, whatever, we
gotta stop this guy. >>reporter: jowan's sister was caught in the big. he spoke with her by phone. >> there was some guy shooting. >>reporter: did she see him? >> yeah. >>reporter: what did she say about him? >> yeah. >>reporter: two civilians were killed during the shooting spree, along with 44-year-old officer garrett swasey. police say the gunman, robert deer finally surrendered after sunset. >> we have our suspect right now. >> our officers acted with untold valor. >>reporter: nine additional victims were also wounded, including ozzie lasano who's still coming to grips with what happened. >> i felt helpless, that's all. >>reporter: just horrible to think what so many of those people went through yesterday. and as police now search for a motive in this case, they say there is no clear connection as of right now to planned parenthood. reporting live in kol springs, brandi hitt, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> brandee, thank you so much. a former riker's inmate awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by the city after he
brooklyn. 28-year-old robert hinton was killed thanksgiving night just two months after he settled a lawsuit with the city for $450,000. hinton's attorney says he was looking to give his family a fresh start. the former inmate was left terribly injured after being hog tie and beaten by gawrs inside of a now-closed solitary confinement unit at riker's. right now the search is on for a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in kips bay. police are looking for 31-year- old dominique frazier. he's accused of forcing a 48- year-old woman into a stairwell at the strauss houses where he made her perform a sexual act and then tried to rape herment when she resisted, though, purse. sow she did manage to get that -- somehow she did manage to get that purse back before he got away. the nypd also identifying the suspect in the rape of a jogger here in manhattan. he is 28-year-old paul niles. police say niles attacked a woman in east river park and
then robbed her. police also released surveillance video of the suspect from inside a store around the time of the attack wednesday evening. they say he fled the scene on a bike. we are getting our first look at a suspected arsonist in queens. police released grainy surveillance video of the man for whom they are looking. he is wanted for at least four arson fires in the forest hills area since november 8th. the latest fire was two nights ago. investigators are also looking into a string of other suspicious fires in the same area that may be linked to that same arsonist. rob. now we're going to turn to an eyewitness news exclusive, a scary scene caught on camera. a paterson cop steps up to stop a holdup at a cell phone store in new jersey. the lone officer, by himself, struggling to take down four suspects, one of them with a gun. eyewitness news reporter happened next. >> i was afraid he was going to
grab my gun. i kept telling him to stay back, stay back. >>reporter: paterson police officer jamie majeha says after three decades on the job, his instincts just kicked in. it was just before 5:00 p.m. wednesday when majea responded to a call. four individuals inside a cell phone store on park avenue, threatening to shoot store watch on this surveillance video as officer majea enters the store alone. he tells the suspects to get their hands up against the wall and that's when things got dicey. >> one of the suspects, he start to go out of my sight, going in back of this here. >>reporter: that's when mehea noticed that suspect pulling something out of his waistband and hiding it in a box. he pushes him away a an spots the handgun. while meha is distract, the second suspect bolts. he tackles him. meanwhile, you can see one of the other suspects get close enough to grab the officer's moments later help arrives, but it isn't over.
>> there's a gun inside the store that i witnessed and the threat is still there. >>reporter: but while officer mehea and his backup were struggleing to detain the suspect outside, store employees inside are making sure the other suspects didn't grab that weapon stuff inside that box. police found a 45-caliber handgun with one round in the chamber and an illegal extended magazine with hollow point bullets. officer frank toledo was part of the backup. he says not every cop would have gone into that store alone. >> he's the guy -- the younger guys, the junior guy and the rookies, they look up to. >>reporter: cops say the suspect is 18-year-old delshawn wright. police say they also found 100 bags of heroin on him and he's wanted for a shooting three days earlier. meanwhile, take a close look at this individual. he's the fourth suspect to escape. in paterson, steffen kim, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> scary. coming up on eyewitness news this saturday morning, a
kangaroo caper, of course it is. find out how this wild critter got loose on the streets and where police finally tracked this little buddy down. little buddy. hey, little buddy. and black friday, how about small business saturday? >> yes. >> the community push to buy local. >> so good. and then you get the question, where did you get this because it's different? i love that. and meteorologist amy freeze returns with the accuweather forecast. that's when we come back on
what's up, freeze? >> well, you know, it's been so nice the last couple of days. >> yes. >> people have really enjoyed this weather. i mean, no coats to go shopping. you know what that means to me? >> i know. >> more bags. >> we have all the leftovers from thanksgiving and normally i can just put them in the cooler outside, like the one
for the tailgating. >> right. >> well, i can't do that now. >> it'll spoil like that. it's 55 this morning. >> problems. >> i know. >> first world problems. >> so true. so true. >> it's nice weather and we can still find something to twist it. let me get you up to speed because some people are trying to say, oh, you know what? weekend is over, weather is looking good, see you on the next time. but it's true. there's nothing out there to slow you down. even yesterday we had some patchy fog showing up. this morning not an issue. 55 degrees is what we've got as far as the temperature in central park. please come over to your tv set. this could be the best looking part of the day. what a sunrise we have. it looks like a picture or a painting, not only do the clouds have all these different colors in them, but you've also got one world trade being kissed right there by the sun just before it comes up this morning. what a spectacular look at our fine city. now, we will see changes as we go throughout the day in the
up pretty close to 60 degrees. 55 right now in the city, and i have to add at least a handful of degrees to get us 10 degrees above average for this time of year. humidity 77%, winds are out of the southwest at 10 miles an hour. let's look at a book. 49 is the normal high, but the record is 70. that didn't happen that long ago, 2011 is when we set that record. so while it's unusual to have this warm weather, it's not unheard of, and we've set records even warmer than this. i think the most unusual part of it is that the majority of november has been well above average and this may very well be one of the warmest novembers we've had. here's what to expect. we finished friday at 64 degrees. we're not that warm this afternoon, but we are pushing to near 60. showers are possible, but they will be scarce, so isolated at best, not a lot of sunshine today. cooler to close the weekend, sun will also be back on sunday afternoon. here's the large cold front that's changing our weather. there are some showers that are trying to sneak into northwest
southeastern new york and coastal connecticut. these will be light rain showers. they shouldn't last very long. we'll call them spotty showers. we hit 60 degrees in most places this afternoon. we're right now in the upper 50s in a few spots, so we could push that 60-degree -- 60 degrees a degree or two higher. the front comes through and it really changes things for us. we're back in the low 40s tonight, we're typical of an overnight low this time of year and then the clouds give way to sun breaks tomorrow. we're back to 51. that's still above average for this time of year, but low 50s are still pretty comfortable. the accuweather seven-day forecast shows what this cold front brings, a cooldown tomorrow to finish the weekend. by monday we're in the mid-40s, we have overnight lows in the 30s. overcast conditions will actually dominate much of the sky this week. clouds come in on monday afternoon, then tuesday we're socked in with overcast conditions, possibility of some drizzle that day. temperatures are mild through wednesday, 55 with periods of rain. but we don't forget the above average temperatures.
we swing in that direction starting on thursday with a high of 50 and 46 on friday. so the accuweather seven-day forecast keeps us mild, but not perfect skies. we've had a lot of gorgeous skies the last couple of days, so it's going to be more overcast, a little bit. of december. >> we took a great hike what. the sunshine off of the gold leaves that are still up. >> it was amazing. it was beautiful. >> you're hiking yesterday? >> yeah. it was great. worry about yourself. just sayin'. >> i'm in the kitchen for seconds and you're out there okay. before we go to break, let's take a look at today's channel 7 community calendar. >>reporter: here's what's happening in your community. at bay hill in the bronx gather fall leaves, cones, poz and
to create wall harvesting. special holiday gifts made by local artists on staten island at the holiday arts and crafts fair, the brooklyn holiday bazaar features handmade items, food vendors and crafts activities for kids. in queens the myrtle avenue business improvement district sponsors pictures with santa, so bring your camera and stop on by for great holiday music at earth place in connecticut, bundle up as experts take you out in search of some turkeys along the trails on the turkey walk and trot. for more information about these events and to submit an
spend less time chasing sales and more time making room at the table. find thoughtful gifts at amazing prices everyday at t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods. now on to some serious news. a kangaroo is waking up in his own heated barn this morning after going out on a walk about in a town out in ohio. >> what's a walk about? we need to do a walk about. >> what is a walk about? >> sounds like something we could get behind.
afternoon when someone spot the roo. when they got to the seen, they saw the marsupial. he lives on a farm for fostered animals. he was able to call the fosters and give him a ride back to the sanctuary. score one for a small town. i like it. >> nicely done. today shoppers will take to the streets in their communities to support local businesses. it is small business saturday, the counter, of course, to yesterday's black friday shopping extravaganza which, of course, keeps all of the big box retail stores crazy busy. well, today shoppers are encouraged to go out to locally- owned stores to do -- or continue their holiday shopping which is a really great idea. of course, on monday, cyber monday coming. >> right? if you're heading out to celebrate small business saturday, let us know on facebook and twitter, please. send us your favorite places to shop and the best deals you have found out there. use the hashtag as always abc7ny.
keep us in the loop of what's going on. >> that's it. give them a boost. >> yeah. >> definitely. you know, i've got two places i'm going to suggest right now, i'm getting on that. >> you got it already? >> yes. >> i like it. cool. when we come back, sandy kenyon's weekend review with a prehistoric fairy tale. and it's a great choice for the family this holiday weekend. a preview of the good dinosaur coming up right after the break. and it's super cat saturday. good morning, everybody. we've got goofoff this morning and i think it's a pilgrim hat, that's what i think it is. it could be an early santa hat, but i'm going to go with the little pilgrim hat this morning. great to see this one. this is sent in via twitter. it was actually sent in by peggy blake. we'd love to see your pictures this morning. what dow is hashtag them on your twitter account, supercatsaturday. also my twitter handle is @amyfreeze7. when we come back, we'll have more on the forecast and also later this morning more super cats.
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wa this holiday weekend the animation magicians at pixar are taking audiences back in time. >> indeed. the studio's new release pairs a little boy with a prehistoric creature in the new movie called "the good dinosaur." entertainment reporter sandy kenyon has his review. >> you okay, kid? >>reporter: "the good dinosaur" is for any child who has ever felt lesser than other kid and for any adults who feels, as i do, the last one now can later be first. >> that's me. >>reporter: much to the frustration of his parents, arlo is the coward who is easily scared. >> papa. papa. >> calm down. breathe. >>reporter: his parents hold
eventually find his way in the world, a world, by the way, that includes a little human, daddy dineo calls a critter. wait a minute, you might say, dinosaurs never shared the earth with humans. this is explained in the opening seconds of the film when the asteroids some believe hit hard enough to cause the extinction of the dinosaurs is shown going safely past earth. all is then an alternate version of history as magical a world as pixar can create, even though the good dinosaur falls short of the company's masterpieces like "inside out." watching the "the good dinosaur" with children definitely enhances the experience and the youthful giggles and gas pes were part of the soundtrack at the screening i attended. >> i'm gonna love end in you.
[ screaming ] >>reporter: "the good dinosaur" is rated pg with action that's a bit too intense for very young children. but 11-year-old ryan riveira who saw it with me gives the film five stars, calling it quite emotional and touching. he recommends it to anyone who likes family movies. it's from pixar owned by the same parent company as abc 7. i'm sandy kenyon, eyewitness news. >> looks like a good family tale. >> i love that. making kids feel special. coming up in the next hour of eyewitness news saturday morning, cash registers ring, are you listening? the surge of shoppers hunting for bargains on black friday. and a life-saving gift that almost did not happen. a post online turned into an inspiring act of kindness from a total stranger. and they are cute, they
for, of course, what else? black friday. good morning, taking a glorious sunrise -- a look at the george washington bridge from fort lee on this saturday, november 28th, as we all celebrate together. >> black friday. today small business saturday. >> right? >> the weather has been, like, ridiculously good for this time of year. we got a sunrise. hey, hey. >> we had brunch outside yesterday with our new puppy. i mean, come on. >> how is precious the new puppy doing? >> precious is loving it. she went from the poor house to the penthouse, it's love. she was the runt. she's a rescue. she was found in a drain pipe in georgia. >> wow! >> so anyway, now she's with us getting loved on all the time. >> she could not find a better clan than the charlesworths. >> scraps off the table? no. good morning, everyone, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i don't mind the scraps. i'm rob nelson. welcome to the 7:00 hour of eyewitness news saturday. i hope you guys had a wonderful thanksgiving. hope you did not get trample at your local -- trampled at your
thanks for joining us this morning. >> hopefully you prevail. so funny. meteorologist amy freeze, you know you were out there throwing elbows. >> well, you know, i didn't because i was working, but my family is very into the sport, and my four younger sisters, every year i think for the past 10 years, they go out at midnight thanksgiving night. >> what? >> yes, they do. and they buy things that they didn't even know they needed or wanted, and i don't even think sometimes they care what they actually end up with, it's just the deal, it's the sport of the moment. so i'm sure i'm probably getting orange slippers for christmas again. good morning, everyone. temperatures in the low 50s right now, mid-50s for central park, but we've got 51 for islip. we have a 49 showing up on the map in andover, another one in trenton. everybody else at least to the 50-degree mark. we had 64 degrees for the high temperature yesterday. look at this big cold front. this is what has slowed down the travel over much of the holiday weekend, really from
the west, right through the central plains, creating flooding rains, really intense rains, and also on the back side of this created some snow for the rockies. and now we're having icing problems through the panhandle of oklahoma and through parts of northwest texas. so this front is extending all the way up into the northeast. so it does affect us for parts of the weekend here. what's going to happen is we still have mild temperatures. we'll make it to near 60 degrees this afternoon. but the winds will change out of the north, bringing in colder air. expect cloudy conditions right through the afternoon, maybe a sprinkle of rain, just an isolated shower, mainly it's overcast with mild temperatures. but tomorrow we will feel the temperature of the season. we'll be back to near normal. i'll have details on that coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll also look ahead into the first few days of december. michelle. >> amy, thank you so much. we begin with breaking news, a fiery tractor-trailer crash on the new jersey turnpike. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us from the scene in monroe township. marcus.
>>reporter: and, michelle, hours after the crash, the cleanup continues here. we're alongside the turnpike in monroe township. this is mile marker 76 and it was a jackknifed tractor- trailer, a fed ex truck that caught fire afterwards. you can see the truck and tow truck there about to try and remove that vehicle. but the cleanup continues. this happened on the truck lanes of the turnpike just before exit 8a, and the truck caught fire. amazingly we're getting word that the driver was not seriously injury, managed to get out of the vehicle. there was a minivan involved as well, and the driver of that vehicle was injured, but non- life-threatening injuries, taken to robert wood johnson hospital and is expected to survive. as we said, the cleanup continues, and there was a traffic delay for quite a while. however, all the traffic diverted off of those truck lanes, the truck lanes now closed, and so everything being moved onto the car lanes and traffic moving well here on the new jersey turnpike. but the cleanup continues.
we're live in monroe township, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, marcus, thank you very much. and some breaking news this morning, three people are dead and more than a dozen hurt after an attack on a u.n. base in the african nation of mali. a spokesman for the united nations mission in mali says the attackers fired rockets into the base, killing two u.n. peacekeepers and also a mission contractor as well. four of the 20 people hurt are now in serious condition. all of this, of course, comes just a little more than a week after an attack in mali's capital killed 20 people inside a luxury hotel. a developing story right now, three police officers have been hurt after a crash in upper manhattan. it happened just before 4:00 this morning at 184th street in washington heights. police say the driver of an suv officer's car. first responders had to cut the inside. three officers being treated for non-life-threatening
injuries. investigators remain on the scene of a deadly shooting inside of a planned parenthood in colorado. the man accused of opening fire inside that clinic did surrender to police after an hours-long standoff. police say robert lewis dear began shooting inside the colorado springs planned parenthood just before noon yesterday. he's accused of killing three people, including university of colorado and colorado springs police officer garrett swasey. >> i just want to convey to the loved ones of the victims our incredible sympathy. this is a terrible, terrible tragedy that's occurred here in colorado springs. >> officers were able to convince deare to surrender five hours after the shooting began. nine people overall were hurt, including five cops. right now planned parenthood says it does not know if the organization was indeed the
the annual ritual of black friday as we know it is over, gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers. in some cases camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonaza the day after thanksgiving. for the most part places in our area, like garden state in paramus reported that the usual black friday frenzy seemed more like a normal shopping day, just with a lot more bargains. >> it's really fun. i like to shop a lot. >> there's a lot of people here. you can't go wrong, sales, black friday, it's a nice day today. >>reporter: are the sales really that good? >> i think last year they were probably a lot better. but it was a lot more crowded last year than it is this year. i expected a lot more people. >> that was toni yates working that mall. early sales numbers are not out yet, but the national retail federation estimates more than 99 million people shop on black friday. i guess that means shop in person and shopped online. >> indeed.
mall, beautiful mall, freshly renovated. very nice. got there for the morning show yesterday, and what i came across is this, in november and december americans will spend $630 billion on holiday shopping in this month and next. >> it's something like 70% of what we spend on anything like gifts or whatever for the entire year. >> it's crazy. >> this month and next month. it's really five weeks. >> is it? that's how much we spend as a nation. that's insane to me. >> listen. jobs. keep it going. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, demonstrators fill shopping districts in major cities not to shop, but to protest. the message this morning that they're trying to get out. also ahead the surfing santa, why chris crinkle was catching waves instead of checking his list. >> i thought you said chris christie, what? chris krile.
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out some candy cane. the event surfing santa put this together. all you can see is his cheeks and his hands. i have a question i'd like to pose to you. >> be very afraid. >> i was at the mall yesterday for black friday for the morning show. >> the mall, i'm all in. >> we get there at 4:00 a.m. and the place is -- you know, teenagers. we're talking like middle school and high schoolers. one, it was a reminder that i forgot that at that age the mall is the epicenter of your social life. but, two, as parents, would you all let your -- >> no. >> 15-year-old, 13-year-old in the mall at 4:00 or 5:00 a.m.? >> with crazy people out there like you, rob nelson? >> yes. i'm very dangerous. >> if i was there shopping too, i would say, yes, go about your way. >> if you were there. >> they were by themselves these kids? >> they were by themselves. mom and dad were home asleep. >> what about maybe all the kuz cousins get together and go to the mall. >> they had to get there somehow. >> they were in groups, but it
wow, you're in a mall at 5:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m. unsupervise just doing your thing. we met one girl who was there from 10:00 from the night before and her dad was going to pick her up at 9:00 a.m., so she and her friends were there for 11 hours in the mall. >> first of all, teenagers sleep all the time, i don't get it, and they have no money. >> i said what did you get? she held up like a $5 hat. 11 hours and i got me a hat. >> that's crazy. the answer to that question is no. and plus it doesn't make sense. >> well, you know what? once you get four kids under your belt, you get a little more lenient. >> that inl. >> i'm thinking about next year already. >> that's crowd control. well, yeah, they say you can get the same deals online. >> right? >> i agree. good morning, everybody. temperatures are in the mid- 50s, and it's a beautiful start to the morning. we've had absolutely gorgeous skies, full of color, full of light. this is another great vantage point, looking down into lower manhattan. of course we see the empire
way down to one world trade. i wish the whole day was going to have bright, beautiful colors coming through the clouds. unfortunately it's going to be a partly cloudy day. we're waiting for an approaching cold front. we have been on the warm side of things. we hit 64, that goes down in the history books. the normal high is 49 degrees and the record is 70 set back in 2011. now, the sunset tonight is at 4:30. likely we'll have overcast conditions and clouds right through the afternoon. there's even the possibility of a few showers. so looking at the 24-hour temperature change, we have, really, five to 20 degrees warmer as far as the map goes. and look how close the cold air is. you see this blue just waiting back here in the northwest? this is the contrast of the two air masses. we're on the warm side, we're waiting for the cold air from the north, and as that transition occurs, second half of the weekend is going to be colder and the clashing of the air masses could even create a few showers. so here's what to expect. now, friday's finish was 64.
see the mid-60s this season. showers are possible, but are very scarce today. so, yes, we are going to see some instability, but it's not going to be widespread and the showers don't really turn out to be that big of a deal. it will be cooler chose to the weekend, meaning that we're back towards normal. this large cold front has been affecting a majority of the central u.s. actually, it started way back for the northwest, but it's taken its time over the holiday to move eastward. but it's it's moving into the northeast, really starting to lose its punch. all. so we get a few showers taw, and then tomorrow we'll see cooler conditions. the showers shove off to the east and we could have a few clouds to start, but sun breaks are expected by sunday afternoon. so this afternoon spotty showers, 60 degrees. and then tonight it's cloudy, an isolated shower comes through at times. 43 the overnight low. we're already seeing cooler temperatures, and then we make it barely above 50 degrees. clouds will be early with sun breaks, and i'm saying only 50 degrees like we're complaining. but this is still above average for this time of the year. we actually get even colder
with the air coming in on monday where we'll be in the afternoon high. tuesday temperatures back into the low 50s, we'll have cloudy conditions through the middle of the week and some drizzle on wednesday. temperatures in the mid-50s. thursday a high of 50, 46 on the the accuweather seven-day forecast really shows that temperatures don't go extreme. we're not too warm or too cold, but after the november that we've had, if we roll into december with temperatures right about average, i think us. there we show at least the first four days in december, and so that pattern is looking pretty decent at this point. no problem. >> not bad at all. >> thanks, amy. >> you got it. straight ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, a fishing trip tragedy, a boat capsized in the waters off the jersey shore. we'll tell you exactly what happened. coming up in sports, could the knicks cool off the heat at
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two men have died after large waves flipped their pontoon boat off the jersey shore. it happened near the manasquan inlet in ocean county. a pontoon boat. seven men were on board the boat when it capsized yesterday afternoon. two of the survivors left the new jersey coast guard facility late last night, hours after, again, a pontoon boat capsized. the coast guard responded along with new jersey state police when the boaters were tossed
into the water around 1:30. boaters say the waves were rough. >> it was tough circumstances to be navigating the inlet in the first place, and the pontoon boat that they are on is not the greatest boat for those conditions. >> usually those boats are used in lakes only. two of the men were in cardiac arrest when they were rescued. 66-year-old alex osachee and gregory closkichner died shortly after being pulled from the water. both men were from philadelphia. four people are in custody and a police officer is injured after clashing with protesters in seattle. huns of activists chanted "black lives matter," not black friday as they took over a shopping center yesterday. protesters even got inside of a macy's at one point, holding up signs as the black friday shopping got under way. last year protesters interpreterred a christmas tree lighting ceremony during the
demonstrators took to chicago's magnificent mile as well during black friday to draw attention to the death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. protesters blocked the entrances to several high end stores as the shopping rush began. video released earlier this week shows mcdonald being shot 16 times by a chicago police officer. murder. when we come back, we'll have some sports news with rob powers. and don't forget this monday, november 30th is the 16th annual winter's eve celebration here in lincoln square. food and music and our great tree lighting. eyewitness news anchor sade baderinwa will lead the ceremony to light up the tree. it all gets started at 5:30 on
the knicks started the work week against the heat. ended it last night the same way. on monday they lost in miami by 17, snapped a four-game winning streak. the heat at the garden last night, only won one road game so far. this is the chance for the knicks to get headed in the right direction. that direction for carmelo anthony was great. to the hoop. it didn't end there, how about this? but the heat end the first half on a 10-2 run. dwyane wade, he's still got it. knicks down one at the half. in the 3rd quarter, the heat outscore the knicks 24-14. gorn, drogitz, all by himself. anthony had 11 points in the 1st quarter. he didn't score again the rest of the game. they couldn't close. gerald green scores 25, and the knicks lose 97-78, three straight losses losses, the rockets in town tomorrow. der rel reavis will not play tomorrow against the dolphins. he's still dealing with that concussion, but manninggold and
richardson are in. richberg doubtful for the giants giants against the redskinsment cowboy's quarterback tony romo done with the season with a fracture. he was hurt again in the thanksgiving day game. jerry jones confirming that news yesterday. plenty of big college game this is weekend, already plenty in the books. kings making final pushes for the post-season, houston against navy yesterday. it's safe to say that cougar's demarcus ayers had a good day. look at these catchings eight catches, as a matter of fact -- catches, as a matter of fact. he even threw for a score and houston won 52-31. that's a full day. whatever happens the rest of this day, laura behnke has got you covered. i'm rob powers. i'll see you right back here next week. much more ahead on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, including breaking news in new jersey. a serious crash on the new jersey turnpike has shut down lanes on a busy travel weekend.
also ahead, a gunman goes on a shooting rampage inside a planned parenthood clinic. we'll get new details in a live report from colorado. happening today, small shops are hoping for big pay days on this small business saturday. and meteorologist amy freeze, she's in the business of weather. she will have the exclusive accuweather forecast for you coming right back after meet the new, 3rd generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. and if you're a conedison customer, you could get $85 back.
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screen on what is a nice, kind of unexpectedly mild saturday morning. not bad, this string of great weather continues on this saturday, november 28th. november almost over. >> it's wild. >> i know. >> i know. >> it's moving fast. people tell you growing up, you know, the older you get, the faster life goes by. it's true. >> now i'm that old person saying that. >> now we're saying that. it's so true. >> now i'm the person in trader joe's going kiss that baby, enjoy every moment. >> and your two buck check. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. thanks for being with us, welcome to eyewitness news. >> i'm rob nelson. thanks for tuning in, everybody. let's get things straight over to amy for a quick look at the weather. we've had three or four days of, like, good stuff. thank you, mrs. freeze. >> i have savored every minute of those long days, they make me feel so young. >> yeah. >> oh. okay, you guys. as we start out checking the numbers this morning, we've got temperatures that are in the low- to mid-50s, and the skies have been beautiful as the sun has come up, but as the day
cloudy and we stay that way all day. so the most beautiful part of the day happening right now with the colors and the sunrise this morning, really is fantastic. we've jumped to 55 in central park. looking at the numbers across the board urks the only real cool -- the only real cool spots are in the upper 40s, just a few degrees off everyone else, monticello and andover and trenton in the upper 40s. other than that we've got low- to mid-50s and i don't think we have any problem hitting the 60- degree mark again today. yesterday a high of 64. it wasn't a record, but certainly unusual for this time of the year. and with the mild november that we've had, just add another one on to bringing that average way up. here's the cold front that affects us this weekend. first it's throwing clouds in our direction, but we're still on the warm side of the front. the cold air is locked back up here. so the clash of the two air masses today will mean a transition for us in the form of clouds and maybe even a spotty shower. here's what you can plan for, overcast, cloudy, but temperatures still on the mild side, upper 50s expected with a high of 60 in new york city. coming up in just a few minutes we'll talk about what's behind
that cold front. you'll see the temperature change coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. rob. >> all right, amy, thank you very much. and police say the gunman who burst into a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs is from north carolina. that man eventually did surrender to authorities, but after a long standoff. at the end of it, three people, including a police officer were all killed. abc's brandi hitt is live for us in colorado springs with the very latest. good morning, brandi. >>reporter: good morning, rob. what a horrific scene and still morning. if you look behind me, you can that is where the planned parenthood facility is. and overnight officers and even explosives experts were going door to door inside that building, making sure the man they now have in custody didn't leave anything behind. >> we're taking fire. we got two hits. [ sirens ] >>reporter: it was five intense hours, police exchanging gunfire with a man inside this colorado springs
after the gunman first opened fire in a nearby parking lot. >> he was in front of me, and he was aiming at me, and i just hit the gas. >>reporter: witnesses say first responders then became the next target. one by one officers were shot and took cover. >> he turned around with a bloody face and went get out of here, get out of here. >>reporter: as backup arrived, the gun battle continue in the building. more than 100 officers on scene, including the fbi. >> we have gunfire into that room through the walls or whatever, we gotta stop this guy. >>reporter: juwan's sister was caught inside the building. he spoke to her by phone >> there were some guys shooting. >>reporter: did she see them? >> yeah. >>reporter: what did she say about them? >> yeah. she was hiding. >>reporter: two civilians were killed during the shooting spree, along with 44-year-old officer garrett swasey. police say the gunman robert dear finally surrendered after sunset. >> we have our suspect right now.
>> our officers acted with untold valor. >>reporter: nine additional victims were also wounded, including ozzie lasano who's still comeing to grips with what happened. >> i felt helpless, that's all. >> so hard to imagine what all of the survivors experienced. >>reporter: of the nine people that were wounded, five of them were officers, all of the wounded shot and we also learned that officer swasey who was shot and killed was the husband and father of two young children. reporting live in colorado springs, brandee hitt, channel 7 eyewitness news. michelle >> heartbreaking to learn that. thank you, brandi. now to breaking news in new jersey. , a tractor-trailer crash on the new jersey turnpike. eyewitness news reporter marcus monroe township. >>reporter: and the cleanup continues on the new jersey 76. that's where that fed ex truck you see over there crashed, flames. this happened around 3:25 this morning in monroe township.
this was on the truck and car lanes on the southbound side of the turnpike just before exit 8a. now, amazingly, the driver was not seriously injured. it was a minivan involve and that driver was taken to the hospital, his injuries are not considered life threatening. in the meantime there was some traffic tieups in the area as the truck lanes -- until the truck lanes were clear, the cars divert off. everything now on the car lanes and traffic is moving well again. again, one person injured in this crash that took place overnight. the cleanup continuing. in monroe township, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, marcus. we are following a developing story in brooklyn. two men were shot and killed inside a housing project. it happened before 11:00 last night inside of the langeston hughes houses on sutter avenue in brownsville. one of the victim ss a 25-year- old man who was shot in the head. police have not identified the other victim. no arrests have been made.
of a jogger in east river park. authorities say 28-year-old paul niles drag the 26-year-old runner by her hair into an amphitheater, raped her and then robbed her. police also released surveillance video of the suspect from inside of a store around the time of wednesday night's assault. they say he rode off on a bicycle after the attack. the victim of a deadly hit and run in brooklyn was a retired new york city police officer. 56-year-oldiest vet molina was hit thursday night in east new york while simply getting into her car. the driver also hit several other vehicles before running away. 24-year-old michael mcbean is now facing a string of charges, including leaving the scene of a deadly accident. today shoppers take to the streets in their neighborhoods and their communities to support local mom and pop businesses. it's small business saturday, the counter to yesterday's giant black friday shopping extravaganza as big box retail stores. today shoppers are encourage to
go out to locally -- are encouraged to go out to locally- owned stores to do their holiday shopping. i love it, love it, love it. 165 in maple wood, i have some others in montclair that i will be sharing with you and in summit. i mean, listen, go get that cool stuff where, you know, when you give a gift, somebody opens it and says where did you get this? >> exactly. it's a better to say one of those stores than target. >> something totally different, right? >> we all love the big box stores and the mom and pop stuff, that's kind of -- >> great. >> yeah. that's the lifeline of our country kind of. >> a lot of times you leave and it's already wrapped for you. >> which saves me. >> done. >> done. >> we'll have a gift wrapping segment coming up. i don't think it's today. >> i need that. i don't -- yeah. i put it in a bag and say here you go, i'm not doing the whole thing. >> no? aluminum foil? >> exactly. saran wrap, whatever is around the the house.
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well, talk about a wonder down under. check this out. an australian set his first christmas-themed world record in as many years by illeumating a tree downtown with 518,000, let me say that slowly, 5,838 twingling lights. david richard brought together a team of volunteers to put up the dazzling display on the 72- foot steel tree. he creates such christmas extravaganzas to raise money, in fact, for sudden infant death syndrome, a charity by drawing large crowds and then inviting them to donate. >> genius. i like it. >> wow! >> that is awesome. look at that. >> is that the laser -- i think that's some of the laser lights they have now.
i saw it on amazon, or maybe they're strings. >> i need to get those. >> that is so good. well, this is what i thought, it's on tv, this intomercial. i saw it and i saw it on youtube too where they put the laser in front of the house and then whoosh, lights are on your house, just like that. there's no strings. >> what? >> i like that. >> and it's l.e.d. lights so it's very bright and it's maybe under $100 and your whole house is donement >> just from the laser. >> you're, like, honey, the lights are on. >> an it's done. >> in the time it takes to find the the ladder, open it, crunch your hand in the jobber that opens the a-line, i like it. i'm for that. >> all that christmas light talk reminds me of my favorite holiday movie "national lampoon's christmas vacation," clark griswold up on the roof. >> what are the emergency rooms going to do now? they don't have anybody coming in. >> the new movie is out like
>> it's a modern remake. i think i seen that preview. nice outside. >> yes, it is very nice, and i think if you don't have your holiday lights up, this is the day to get them up. we had 64 yesterday. today another mild, above average day with temperatures expected to be in the upper 50s to 60 degrees. we are overcast, looking down through lower manhattan, and you can see the battery and one world trade, but expect these cloudy skies to dominate the day. southwest winds still. this is evidence right here of the wind direction. we're still on the mild side of things as a cold front approaches, and so our temperatures should have no trouble reaching that 60-degree mark. now, the normal high for this time of year is 49, the record is 70 degrees set back in 2011. so not too long ago we were pushing the mark as well. so it's not unheard of to get these mild spells in november. it's the length that we've had all month long of above average temperatures that's really adding up and it could turn out to be a record breaker when the month is finally done.
the only 40s showing up on the map this morning are monticello, andover an trenton. everybody else in the low- to mid-50s, montauk already 57. so another one above average to go down in the books today. some showers are possible as this front approaches. this will create some instability, but they're going to be scarce. rain. we see a few showers showing up in the northern counties right now. it'lling cooler, though, to close the weekend once we get on the back side of this front. so it is one that has affected a majority of the country, stretching all the way up, really, past canada and down into texas. on one side we've got all rain, some ice storms starting down near the panhandle, and we are on the warm side of things for now. to the north and west. the clashing of those two air masses produces these light showers, but the whole system mass. we had high pressure in control. so it won't be everybody getting wet and it's not an all- day rain. so the first pass going through sullivan, ulster, orange county, parts of northwestern new jersey, that will come through and we'll call it throughout the day.
expect the clouds to hang around, but mild air stays in place until tonight where we 2 back into the 40s with an isolated shower overnight. and then tomorrow clouds are around early, but we get afternoon sun breaks and the northerly wind will push our temperatures back into the low 50s which is just a few degrees year. by monday it's back to cool we'll actually finish pretty chose to average at 45 degrees. then tuesday we start off the new month overcast and drizzly, 53 degrees, more clouds sticking around for wednesday with periods of rain at 55 degrees, back in an above average swing. and then thursday we're at 50 degrees and friday at 46. it looks like we will start off the new month with our temperatures still above average. i've got a picture coming up in the 9:00 hour of someone that i ran into at the bowery mission on thursday when i was serving with the kids. >> you're so good. >> well, yeah. and you would be surprised that -- i mean, wou have gone interest an you're, like, i didn't know you were coming.
gr you find out it's your closest coworker. >> it was a random channel 7 sighting. >> i thought you tell us everything. >> it was something we decided last minute. >> lovely. you guys are awesome. >> we learned it all from michelle, but we showed up at the same time. it was very ironic. >> rolled it up together. >> you are really great. >> it was good. they run a very impressive operation. it was my first time there. >> 1,300 meals in one day. >> that's amazing. >> right here in new york. >> and gooded food. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, a life- saving donation comes from a post that almost didn't even happen. a touching story all about the kindness of strangers. and a mass migration, why hundreds of kaolas are now on the move. >> i was wondering. before we go to break, let's take a look at -- i totally forgot to think of a remix song. here's the normal horrendous music that accompanies the channel 7 community calendar. >>reporter: here's what's happening in your community.
at wave hill in the bronx, gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads, weave them together to create wall harvest hangings. find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artsons on staten island at the holiday arts and crafts fair. the brooklyn holiday bazaar in gowanus features handmade items, food vendors and craft activities for kids. on myrtle avenue, the improvement district features pictures with santa. bring your camera and stop on by for great holiday fun. at earth place in connecticut, bundle up as experts take you on a watch for turkeys. to submit an event that may be
welcome back, everybody. two people from new jersey are surgery. >> but the match never would have happened if it were not for a misplaced online advertisement on craigslist. eyewitness news reporter shirleen allicot has the story. >>reporter: 32-year-old nina says she wasn't comfortable at first of her husband posting a craigslist ad to find her a kidney donor. >> i'm a very private person and i didn't like that idea to put out this story and i also didn't want people to feel bad
>>reporter: but kay felt helpless. nina went into kidney failure more than a year ago due to an auto immune disease. she needs dialysis three times a week. he figured a post on craigslist was worth a shot. somehow that post popped up when glenn of new jersey was searching for construction supplies. >> out of no where, this is an ad looking for a brave person and it just -- not that i thought i was a brave person, i was wondering what they were looking for. >>reporter: when he realized it was for a kidney, it hit home. his first wife jessica also had kidney failure. she waited two years for a transplant. she received a kidney and a pancreas from a cadaver, but her body later rejected the organs. she died in 2011. >> when he felt my pain and my struggles, our struggles and our family struggles with the kidney. >> i definitely think it was a sign. >>reporter: a sign to give the gift of life.
>> it's more than a gift, it is being reborn again. >>reporter: shirleen allicot, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kindness of strangers. >> right? koalas are on the move in australia. >> researchers helped hundreds of koalas migrate nearly 50 miles along australia's coast to help with overpopulation. experts say the area where the koalas were living was running out of food and they are not known for traveling long distances on their own. so they stepped in to help. >> there's very little of that habitat available and now the issue is understanding the effects on the koala and the habitat of moving them into a mixed forest environment. >> get a little koala carpool. a migration was made two months ago with a smaller group. >> little guys are cute. and a good segueway as well. it's super cat saturday. so from one animal story to another. amy. >> well, this morning, the cats look like they're really into
the turkeys and the thanksgiving season. and this particular turkey is showing up in a couple of photographs that have been sent n. ambrose, good morning. hey, robin, good to hear from you on twitter. but look at this stuff turkey. it shows up in a couple other photos. it must be a popular one. wilbur, good morning, it looks like you enjoyed the turkey dinner there, cute whiskers. we've got honey taking a ride -- is that a macy's parade float. how does a cat get on there? i don't know what that is. is that a photoshop? it must be, right? and there's the turkey again at ozzie's house and via jill. my twitter handle is @amyfreeze7. this one coming in from peggy, the pilgrim hat, another popular costume item for the cats and dogs here over the weekend. go ahead and hashtag them, supercatsaturday.
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authorities now confirm that one police officer and two civilians were killed. custody. motive? it's a big question. coming up. plus heavy rain continues to pound parts of the country, causing major flooding in parts of the south. in the meantime an ice storm causing power outages and dangerous driving conditions. we'll have more on that ahead. and finally, you know, we're used to seeing scenes like this in the days following thanksgiving, but more and more people are apparently ditching those crowds and hitting the internet ste. so could this be the beginning of an end to the black friday shopping frenzy? guys, i have a full cart already to go for cyber monday on my smart phone. >> no way. >>reporter: yeah. >> does it stay there that long, it stays there the whole weekend and you can hit purchase? >>reporter: i'm waiting to see if i get 3% off by monday. >> this is the best shopping right here. >> right? talking about. >> that is the scene. thank you, paula. >>reporter: have a good
saturday. >> you too. breaking news on the new jersey turnpike, lanes are now open after that serious crash involving a tractor-trailer and a minivan. >> the fed ex truck jackknifed across the road near exit 8a, bursting into flames, in fact, when it hit a minivan. all this happened in monroe township just before 3:30 this morning. the tractor-trailer driver, though, was not hurt. the driver of the minivan was taken to robert wood johnson medical center with non-life- threatening injuries. the gunman who's accused of opening fire inside a colorado planned parenthood is now in custody. police took robert lewis dear five hours after the shooting started. he's accused of killing three people, including colorado springs police officer garrett swasey. nine people were hurt, including five police officers. >> still trying to figure out what the target was in all of that. hopefully get some more answers on that today. for now let's get some answers on the weather. what is going on? >> pretty nice weekend as far as temperatures and the skies aren't going to be nearly what
in fact, overcast to start the day. there's an approaching cold front that could trigger a shower at times, so be aware of that. some rain here and there, not everybody gets wet, still the threat of a shower. and you can see the overcast conditions here live vantage point over the east river. currently 55 in central park. look at the accuweather seven- day forecast, today back near 60. yesterday we had 64. so still real easy-to-take numbers. then by sunday, cloudy and cooler as we get on the other side of the front. temperatures will top off in the low 50s. by monday it's just 45 degrees. we tap into that cool air from the north, and by tuesday we continue to go mild, above average again, overcast with 53, periods of rain on wednesday, 55. and then temperatures right around 50 for thursday, 46 on friday. so we change the month on tuesday and things are still pretty average or even above that. >> mother nature has been kind so far. >> right? good things. thank you, amy. that's going to do it for this edition of eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm michelle charlesworth.