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1st of december. . this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. >> breaking at 4:30, an out of control car slams into two people and a building in queens. we're live on the scene as police search for the driver. >> salty foods exposed. details on a new role. >> a live look outside right now. you better grab that raincoat and umbrella because the rain has arrived on the overnight. >> good morning everyone, i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. >> i'm sorry. making sad face, thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato.
we've never been more than 7 minutes away on this show, the accuweather forecast. >> it is a much needed rain we're getting around the area. some of the reservoirs are half full. 44 degrees right now. mild temperatures. even up the hudson river valley this morning, 34 monticello. that's right on the edge of not far off it. close enough. the weather service has issued a freezing rain advisory there. 45 around islip. 52 belmar and 50 at wrights town. there's that freezing rain advisory for eastern dutchess county. there might be some freezing rain there and in litchfield county and up towards hartford. other side we have rain. you see those pink shades, that could be a little freezing rain. mostly we have off and on rain through the day today and mild temperatures around 52 degrees.
umbrella and the raincoat not only today but tomorrow too. >> well she's back. heather's looking at mass transit. >> let's talk about mass transit which looks like a great option today. we have metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit doing fine. that's not a delay. there is nothing happening with new jersey transit at this point. we have a great ride for subway riders. subway service is running on or close to schedule. there was a jackknifed tractor- trailer. the jackknifed tractor-trailer has been cleared but we still have some activity. they're trying to clean up the roadway there. as you go westbound 80 you may experience some delays. the eastbound side is doing just fine at this point. now we also had an accident here on 280. it was westbound right near exit 14. that accident has been cleared away. the traffic is moving well as you go through that spot. here's a new one as you go through brick on the garden state parkway, northbound side near exit 81 that's another
let's talk about the george washington bridge as you come inbound. two lanes are closed down underneath the apartments and that is until at least 5 or 6 a.m. we're going to keep our eye on that. already seeing delays as you come across the upper level. lincoln and holland are doing just fine. we have street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. thank you very much. 4:33. we are following breaking news out of queens. an out of control car jumped a curb, hit two people and slammed into the side of a restaurant. the driver is now on the run. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis is live in queens with the latest. marcus. >> reporter: and ken, the restaurant has been boarded up, but the police investigation continues as police looking for this driver of the vehicle after this crash that took place. now i'll show you some video of the car that went through the storefront of crown fried chicken at the corner of hempstead avenue and
morning. two people who were inside or in front of the restaurant were hit by that car as it smashed through. they were taken to north shore lij hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. in the meantime, the driver of that vehicle took off and police are in search of the person who was behind the wheel. as for the restaurant, it has been boarded up. a vacate order in effect until repairs can be made. we're live in queens village, marcus solis channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you marcus. new york city's launching a new food warning law taking aim at some of the saltiest items at chain restaurants. dray clark is live in time square with what we can all expect. good morning to you dray. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. new york city is the first major city in the country to warn customers about how much salt is inside their food at chain restaurants. the health department says it's not about trying to control the ingredients that restaurants
choices. overindulge in everything. >> when it comes to eating there are some people who like their food salty. how much is too much. a new menu marker for new york city restaurants wants you to know although some say it won't make much of a difference. >> i think i'm going to go directly to the ones with the salt and have at it. >> this new salt warning icon will go on the menus of restaurant chains with more than 15 locations nationwide. a dish with too much salt gets the warning icon. the new york city department says the recommended maximum for salt intake is 2300- milligrams a day, roughly 1 teaspoon. most americans average way more, about 3400-milligrams and that can increase the risk of
>> we know and the science indies puttable, high pressure drives the leading causes of death and is a leading driver of health disparities in our city. >> reporter: those restaurants who are affected have roughly 90 days to get that salt icon on to their menus. the national restaurant association says it plans to sue the city because they say this latest regulation just simply goes too far. we're live in time square, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you, sir. former new york state assembly leader shell silvers insists his legal fight isn't over. he left federal court moments after he was found guilty yesterday. silver is free on bail as he
he does plan to appeal. >> just disappointed right now and ultimately i believe we'll have a different result. >> silver was convicted of fraud, money laundering and extortion. the 71-year-old could be sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. the verdict means he forfeits his assembly seat. this morning investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly fire at a senior housing facility in new jersey. it started yesterday in a building on 5th avenue in jersey city. the fire was contained to one apartment on the 5th floor. a 60-year-old man whose item has not been released was -- identity has not been released was found dead in the apartment. a man and woman are in the hospital this morning after a wild shooting caught on camera in the bronx. just after 3 in the afternoon the suspected gunman showed up on westchester avenue pulling a mask over his face. moments later gunfire erupted and the crowd scattered.
out from between cars and stuffed the gun into his pocket moving with the panicked crowd. >> i just saw people just running that's all i saw and i covered myself to protect myself. >> police hope someone can identify the gunman. if you have any information, you're asked to please call police. time now is 4:38. new this morning, police are looking for three men who robbed at least four cell phone stores in the bronx in manhattan. all told the men have stolen over $100,000 in cash. surveillance picked up the thieves gold colored chevrolet impala. then it has the men clearing out the store filling large garbage bags: the bags were so heavy they half dragged them to the door. spike lee is expected to hold a march against gun violence.
sharpton in harlem to announce a new national push to end gun violence. about gang violence in chicago. >> satire will be the best way for us to tell this very serious story. >> why are we not doing more. murdered. >> among the goals of the new initiative is a push for congress to create a national gun violence awareness month. time is 4:39. this is the 27th year of marking world's aids day. vice president joe biden and bono are expected to speak at carnegie hall about the progress fighting the disease. aids has gone from a death sentence to a chronic but certainly treatable disease. still there are 35 million people infected worldwide and 1.2 million of them die every year.
minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> a look outside tells you everything you need to know right here. low clouds, we've got rain. we've got fog, we've got drizzle. we've got all kinds of problems today with the weather. it's going to be it's off and on rain, light to moderate and cloudy skies and a little east wind. the east wind that keeps a damp feel all day long. here's the radar. the rain extends from the hudson river valley down to the city now sliding into fairfield county eastward across suffolk county. you can see the rains in the western hudson river valley. a little bit of freezing rain to be watching out for in western ulster county and eastern dutchess. there might be some freezing rain. slippery roads. rain to our south and west comes up today. the front will come in tomorrow. we've got a couple of rainy days here today, and it's off and on rain through the day. temperatures will warm up to around 50 to 52 this afternoon,
she's got problems at the george washington bridge. how come she knows about it, she most likely created it. >> well i live right above it right. >> there you go. >> i want to show you what we're talking about, george washington bridge the upper level. you can see it's moving very slowly from left to right. that is because of construction. i'll explain to you where the construction is inbound upper level two lanes are closed underneath the apartment, and that is until 5 a.m. you also have construction at the lincoln and holland. that should be cleared away by 5 as well. no major problems to report. even our subway status is on or close to schedule. >> street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle and ken over to you. >> thank you very much heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teen has been released from jail. we have new details on new police department task force office accountability. >> developing right now, a deadly police shootout in
you may not like the rain but just think of what it could look like if it was about 20 degrees colder. an ice storm makes a mess of things in central kansas. some poles came down as well. crews say some areas near wichita could be without power until tomorrow. when you look out and see a little drizzle smile and say thank you mother nature. >> embrace it. >> meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accuweather forecast. down the shore. >> absolutely. let a smile be your umbrella, shall we? we look down the jersey shore
be a day where we start out with clouds and rain but yet, you know, still take the umbrella. i don't know, something about a walk on the boardwalk in the rain. it's kind of quiet and kind of relaxing. kind of get yourself together. the streets are wet, wet down the boardwalk, wet on the beach. it's going to be a rainy rainy day for everybody today. 44 degrees. the humidity's high. then we have that east to a northeast wind today. here's what to expect. we've got a damp morning drive. steadier rain comes from the afternoon and evening commute, and then we get a lull or a break around midnight tonight. it's milder tomorrow, but we have more rain coming, and the rain is steadier tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening. then we clear out, and it's going to be a little chillier on thursday but a nice weekend coming up. 37 poughkeepsie and kingston. we're keeping an eye on possible freezing rain. it's a little warmer there.
river in some of these higher elevations. 41 white plains, to 52 belmar, 44 in the parks. the numbers are mild. you get farther south here down towards sea level and you've got a wind here out of the east, northeast 5, 10 miles an hour. that will be coming. that keeps everything kind of damp and kind of cloudy. here's this freezing rain advisory for western ulster and eastern dutchess county. why does the national weather service split it like that, it's because of the elevation. you get up into the higher elevation and it's colder there. even in northern california, litchfield county, there might be a little bit of some freezing rain this morning. everybody's going to be in rain today, batch of rain this afternoon and tonight to the south. cold front with rain comes in tomorrow. it's just a rainny period, today, tonight and tomorrow. nothing major like major flooding but much needed rain. 3/4 of an inch of rain today. tomorrow we've got showers in the morning, and then here comes the rain heaviest in the
evening there's a little tree lighting tomorrow night, and there will be some rain at rock center there for the tree lighting. cloudy and cool, off and on rain and drizzle today. 52 tonight, cloudy and damp with a touch of rain and drizzle, 47, and then tomorrow it's milder. 57's the high but still i've got periods of rain tomorrow. your accuweather seven-day forecast, well, we'll see that wednesday we've got that rain, and it's steadiest from midday into the evening hours. sunshine returns thursday. look how pretty the weekend is shaping up. 51 on friday, 50 on saturday. that's all looking pretty good there, but then we're looking at that, which is the rain this morning across the area. have your rain gear. you're going to need it all day long. not only the umbrella but the raincoat too. >> at least it's not wichita. >> yeah. >> on a number of levels. >> freezing rain and ice is the worst. >> that's dangerous. >> no matter where you are.
>> good to have heather back. >> right, welcome back heather. >> good to be here. if you are uses mass transit it's good to be you. mass transit is doing just fine. we're checking out our mass transit chart. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit are all doing fine. if you are going over here into jersey city routes 1 and 9 south you have construction set southbound until 6 a.m. again, this is because of construction. if you're going to the george washington bridge, inbound upper level two lens are closed underneath the apartments and that is until 5 a.m. you'll also have construction at the lincoln and holland but you have a minor delays if you're going to the lincoln or the holland tunnels and going here to the garden state parkway. a vehicle went off the roadway. it's off on the shoulder but it's causing a rubbernecking delay. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. michelle over to you. thank you so much. developing this morning,
death of the newly elected leader of alaska's capital city. the body of juneau mayor steven greg fisk was discovered inside his home. the 70-year-old was found yesterday by his son. fisk was elected in october. right now police do not suspect foul play. time is 4:49. atlanta police say a traffic stop turned into a pursuit and an automatic weapons battle outside a downtown hotel. >> officers had tried to stop a red jeep heading the wrong way on the pursue ended with the yep ramming a hotel shuttle bus. a passenger in the jeep was killed. police recovered three guns at the scene and a double bag packed with marijuana. the chicago police officer charged with the fatal shooting of a black teenager has been released on bond of 1 1/2 million dollars. police there are creating a special task force today on police accountability.
the first degree murder of 17- year-old laquan mcdonald. van dyke shot mcdonald 16 times in 15 seconds during an incident. this was in october 2014. prosecutors wanted van dyke to be held without bail, but defense lawyers got him out. >> he is very scared about the consequences that he's facing. he's concerned for his wife and his children. >> there will be no more cops shooting unarmed kids. >> there have been more protests over that shooting. meantime the police union in chicago is asking its members for donations to help pay for van dyke's defense. one of the largest vigils for mcdonald were held outside police headquarters. organizers are calling for a federal investigation into the year-long delay into bringing charges. prosecutors said they were waiting for a federal investigation to wrap up before charging van dyke and releasing the shooting video. more protests are expected this morning as more
baltimore in the first trial in the police custody death of freddie gray. william porter is one of six officers indicted. after the first zoo potential jurors are interviewed -- 150 potential jurors are interviewed some will mover on to a second round of questioning tomorrow. 60 years ago today rosa parks stood up to racism by sitting down. on december 1st, 1955 ms. parks refused to give up her seat on a montgomery alabama bus to a white passenger. it triggered a boycott of the transit system that lasted 381 days. the protest propelled martin luther king, ralph abernathy and other civil rights icons into the spotlight and led to the desegregation of alabama's buses. 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this tuesday morning, attention commuters. a new online map is introducing
dealers thank you for helping protect our children. welcome back, 4:55, in this morning's health alert a little encouragement to walk rather than take the subway. an online map reveals how many calories subway riders can burn if we walked in of riding the subway. a map is encouraged us all to get fat giving us the caloric burn break down stop by stop. your fit bit is going to of a fit. >> i walk back and forth from jersey every day. should only take five or six hours. >> 4:55. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast is there here's what you're going to have when you wake up. we've got wet streets as we look across here to lincoln center this morning, sidewalks you've got to walk the dog this morning the best thing to do is to just make sure everybody's got their rain gear. you're going to need that today as we go into this day today.
you'll see on our accuweather accutrack radar, rain up the hudson river valley spreading eastward this morning, off and on rain through the day, even into tonight and even tomorrow from the front that is going to be sliding eastward today. we've got clouds. we've got rain today. 49 to 52 degrees later on this afternoon. and heather did you a very healthy weather forecast. there is no salt shaker posted. >> i do not see that. i am very impressed. >> at first i thought that was salt but that's actually rain. >> very true. >> we'll talk to you about what was going on in paterson. they're still trying to clean up from this earlier accident. it involved the jackknifed tractor-trailer. they still have some cleaning up to do there. if you're going on the garden state parkway exit 91 an accident. we can show you all the activity on the parkway in this spot where this vehicle went off the roadway. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken over to you.
a man accused in that shooting massacre at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado faced a judge and had very little to say. >> do you have any questions about any of these rights, sir? >> no questions. >> wearing a suicide prevention garment, 57-year-old robert dear was ordered to remain jailed in colorado springs on charges of murder. he went on a rampage in a planned parenthood killing three people including a police officer. >> closing in on 5:00, breaking news in queens, two people are hurt and a driver's on the run after an out of control car crashed into a restaurant. we're live on the scene. >> something parents don't want to hear this time of the year, a popular children's toy brand has been hacked, leaving thousands of people vulnerable to thieves. >> oh, boy do not leave home
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this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. >> we're following breaking news at 5 a.m., an out of control car hits two people before crashing into a restaurant in queens. the driver is nowhere to be found this morning. we're live at the scene. >> an attacker is on the run, and police believe a transgender woman was targeted. details on the possible bias crime that happened in queens. >> and we're tracking rain moving through the tri-state. it's expected to hang around right through the day. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thank you for being with us. i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes this morning. today is tuesday december 1st. >> meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast.
here's our camera in brooklyn looking over to the lower east side around bowling green, right there around wall street in that area, and sort of this morning what we're seeing is just low clouds and rain. normally we would be seeing, you know, 1 world trade right there, but the cloud cover just right across the air, and right above the brooklyn bridge this morning. we're looking at temperatures starting out around 45 degrees. east wind at 8. we're going to be looking at a possible little freezing rain western ulster county and eastern dutchess county in those higher elevations there and in northern connecticut. everyone's going to be in some rain off and on through the day today. have your gear. cloudy and rainy at. at 7:00, 49. that's mild. we've got that east wind and kind of breezy. it will feel damp and cool with the rain. it warms to 57 tomorrow. we've got big old rain tomorrow afternoon we'll talk about ask sunshine for the end of the week. heather's looking at your
>> let's take a look at the garden state parkway. we still have this accident in brick. you can see all the activity over here off on the side of the roadway. the accident is actually on the northbound side. it looks like that vehicle that went off the roadway is in the median. so we're going to head right over here to our maps. we'll just pinpoint where this is. it's the garden state parkway northbound. that vehicle went off the roadway. we have a lot of activity as a result. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close. subways are doing fine. we also have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. thank you very much. 5:02. we have breaking news in queens. the search is on for a hit and run driver after an out of control car hit two people and slammed into a chicken restaurant. it happened on springfield boulevard nap queens village just after 12:30 in the morning. marcus solis is live at the scene. what's the latest? >> reporter: and ken, the car is now gone, and the storefront has been boarded up, but it was a much different scene just a
i'll show you video of what this looked like. white infiniti sedan through the storefront. it happened around 12:30 at the corner of springfield boulevard and hempstead avenue. two people sent to the hospital. these were either pedestrians or people inside the restaurant taken to north shore lij, their injuries not considered life- threatening, mainly suffering leg injuries. in the meantime, the driver up and took off. police are now searching for the person who was behind the wheel and responsible for this accident. as we said, the store has been boarded up. a vacate order is in effect until repairs can be made and this police investigation is continuing. we're live in queens village, marcus solis channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you marcus. also in queens a violent attack has left a transgender woman in critical condition. the search is on for a suspect in what police think may have been a bias crime. the 35-year-old victim was
while walking into a building in jackson heights. she was hit in the head and face, thrown to the ground and slammed into a curb. one person who lives in the area says violence has increased. >> i called the police and are make a report like every single night i have to leave this place. i have to park my car right here just keep my alarm on my hands because i've seen a lot of situations. >> police have said -- have not said whether or not they were able to get a description of the suspect. time is 5:04. in the bronx police have arrested a homeless shelter worker for an attack on a shelter resident. detectives believe a second suspect was involved, the worker's mother. sources tell eyewitness news the attack happened last tuesday after the victim complained about services of the freeman family houses in longwood. teira washington surrendered to police. there is a court hearing
killing a 7-year-old in a hit and run. quasi odoro remains free on bill since the crash that killed ethan in june of last year. he slammed an suv into a chicken restaurant hitting the child as he sat with his father and younger center. 5:05 in the race for president donald trump is trying to put a positive spin on a meeting with more than 100 black religious leaders that many in attendance claim was a bit tense at times. >> it was like one of the most inspiring meetings. the meeting at trump tower was preceded by controversy with some of the religious leaders angry that trump's campaign portrayed the event as an endorsement. many have accused trump of using racially insensitive rhetoric. one of trump's rivals, new jersey governor chris christie
claim that he saw muslims celebrating in jersey city. >> if it had happened, i'm pretty sure i would remember it. it didn't happen. the fact is people can say anything, but the facts are the facts and that did not happen in new jersey that day, and hasn't happened since. >> christie made the comments in new hampshire after receiving an endorsement from real estate developers. billionaire warren buffet will be hitting the campaign trail with hillary clinton. they will campaign side by side next month in nebraska. the two will talk about the need for tax reform and income inequality. meanwhile the state department has released more of clinton's e-mails from the benghazi attack period. republicans brought the e-mails to light last month during clinton's marathon 11 hours of testimony on those attacks. i time is 5:06. welcome to december. some parts of the country bracing for the first major snowfall of the season. that's what it looks like in minnesota.
dangerous ice storm that killed 14 people over the holiday weekend. >> the storm has created dangerous driving conditions in the upper midwest. in omaha cars were spinning out and snowplows were out in force. in minneapolis cars ran into ditches and tractor-trailers were jackknifed. one driver had to pull off the interstate on his way from canada to central wisconsin. >> i didn't think you guys got this much snow. >> it was way too snowing for us to continue on the highway. >> that driver's daughter used the brake to build a first snow man of the season, just one reminder of why winter weather is fun. >> who couldn't like snow. we're going sledding. that's what snow is perfect for. >> the weather system moving through the middle of the country since thursday has also reminded us it can be deadly. flash floods and icy conditions have killed at least 14 people. oklahoma's governor declared a
and from street lights exploding to ice coated power lines. >> oh, it's coming down. hit record. hit record. >> it's recording, it's recording. >> the storm left more than 100,000 in the dark at the storm's height. >> wow. and remember you can track severe weather on the go with our free accutrack weather alert app for live radar and accuweather alerts. go to the itunes or google play store and search abc7ny or accutrack. >> my favorite part is hit record, hit record, he got good video there. that's amazing. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> this is our camera at 4 times square, engulfed in the clouds and rain this morning. this normally would show the view of the empire state building. you can barely see it. you can almost see the new york life building. and then you can't even see 1 world trade to the south. we've got low clouds, we've got rain. going to be that way throughout the day off and on all day
we're going to be getting a lot of these rainy episodes. i doubt you'll see very many episodes like you just saw across the country because it's an el nino year. 45 with rain right now. this is going to be our weather pattern as we go into winter. we've got rain to the south here that comes in later today. this cold front around chicago comes in tomorrow, and that will give us rain tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night. 47 by 9:00. 51 by 2, 52 degrees this afternoon, but still off and on rain this afternoon. have your rain gear kiddos. cooler rain this morning. after school there will be rain. rain off and on, even though the temperature is kind of mild at 52 i'm still going to give it an f for damp and rainy. got that heather? >> got it and i agree. >> a lot of damp yankees today. >> let's go right over here to a webcam and show you where things are not looking too pretty. that's on the garden state parkway because of an accident still in the process of being cleared away. where is it? let's go over to our maps and i
it's the garden state parkway northbound exit 91 in brick. that's the accident where the vehicle went off the roadway. a lot of police activity on the scene. subway service is running on or close to schedule. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit they're doing just fine. route 80 west at exit 60 in paterson, an accident. cleanup is still underway. jackknifed tractor-trailer has been cleared from the roadway but they still have a mess that needs to be cleaned up. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken and michelle over to you. >> thank you heather. 5:10 right now. still ahead on eyewitness news this tuesday morning, extremely clear pictures police want you to see as they try to track down two people behind a string of atm skimming scams, how these suspected thieves are stealing your money.
welcome back, new this morning, police have pictures they want you to see of a pair of skimming scammers who have hit nearly two dozen atms. the crime spree started in april. the last known robbery was in june. they've taken money from 20 bank machines in brooklyn and queens. police say they attach a device on an atm that reads the information from a bank card. then they make fake bank cards from that information. that allows them to steal money from victim's accounts. >> heads-up for parents. kids technology toy maker v tech have announced hackers have stolen the information of 5 million customers. that includes data on 200,000 children. the hong kong based company says the compromised information includes names and birth dates of child users and passwords of adults.
pictures of children and online chats. >> most of us repeat passwords. if you use that password for there maybe you use the same for the nanny cam, the same for your bank. that password has been compromised. change it right away. >> v tech claims the hacked information does not include credit card numbers. the company says it has contacted all affected users and temporarily suspended some of its website. it's 5:14. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's look outside, here's the tops of the buildings down around wall street where you can't see them or the top of the brooklyn bridge either. across the watchtower building here to around wall street, bowling green, 45 degrees is our temperature with rain. we're going to be looking at a high humidity. the wind's still going to be out of the east, northeast, and the pressure's steady at 30.36. that will continue to kind of fall a little bit during the day as a cold front approaches
here we go from massapequa to north port. 36 towards monticello, 37 around poughkeepsie. where they're in the higher elevation here might be a little freezing rain this morning. got that easterly rain coming in from 3 to 10 miles an hour. the weather service has this freezing rain advisory from western ulster county and eastern dutchess county. that's because of the higher elevation away from the hudson river. might be a little freezing rain if you're traveling north and up towards albany. there's going to be off and on rain, drizzle today, batch of rain to our south. cold front to the slide in tomorrow with this rain. rainfall amounts so far, 11/100s in the park. 15/100 around newark. our computer guidance, our futurecast going to show off and on rain showers today. you see these light blue shades to moderate blue shades. and then you see tomorrow morning we get the showers starting back again. we get a break overnight. bless you, and then the showers start again overnight.
heavier rain tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. so out and about tomorrow evening have your rain gear, after midnight. futurecast is showing by the time we get to tomorrow night around. rain. after school it's going to be raining, and the temperature should be about 52 degrees. rain and drizzle after school. off and on rain through the day, cloudy, a cool day tonight, a touch of rain and drizzle and cloudy and damp overnight. we're at 47, periods of rain, showers in the morning, but very mild. we're looking at 57. that rain's heavier tomorrow evening and into tomorrow night. that's when it would be steadiest. and then the temperatures cool off wednesday night. we'll have kind of a chilly day on thursday. it's 50 degrees and breezy. it will feel great this weekend. a sunny day on friday and saturday. some really nice weather as we go into the weekend. looking at some pretty weather. just got to get through today and tomorrow. >> okay.
>> listen, i don't know what you're talking. >> i'm a doctor. i can help. >> i think i need one. >> let's get a check on heather o'rourke. how are you feeling? >> if he tries to write you a prescription, don't accept it. >> i don't write scripts. >> let's go right over to our subway status. our subways are running on or close to schedule. no major issues here at all, but if you are using metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit it's the same situation. path trains are doing okay. hudson light rail no major problems. 1 and 9 south in jersey city from county road to manhattan avenue we have construction and all lanes are closed until 6 a.m. then we still have this accident on the garden state parkway northbound exit 91. the vehicle went off the roadway. a lot of police activity on the scene. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. over to you. it's 5:17. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, what forced the
normally be used for this weekend's tree lighting are now being used for extra security. the security is focused on an increased number of panhandlers in the area. >> it hurts because my mother looks forward to it. >> you can't walk down the street without someone coming over to you and asking for money. >> it comes down to three homeless individuals along the arthur avenue strip who have been a problem, and they're known to the police. they're not to the department of homeless services and they're being addressed in a very forthright manner. >> some local businesses say they would have chipped in themselves to keep the tradition alive had the business district just asked them to help. >> hopefully this is the last time that happens. >> his mother looks forward to it. >> i'm sure a the lot of people in that avenue look forward to it. the arthur avenue district is really a cool area. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> love arthur avenue. >> it's awesome. >> just great. here we go. it's going to be a morning where we've got wet streets and roads this morning as we're
in our neighborhood, the upper west side. we do have rain and showers that will continue today off and on through the day. so you need your rain gear. the temperatures are not harsh. we're into the low 50s later on today as we go into the afternoon, but the off and on rain continues, and then of course we have a widespread huckleberry alert today as the huckleberries are back. >> mm-hmm. >> especially the ring leader huckleberry right there. >> she stole many my lunch again. >> did she really? >> that's because you can cook. >> don't be putting your stuff out there. >> seriously ken. come on. >> let's go over to a webcam. garden state parkway, a lot of activity because of a one-car accident. check it out. here's the activity. this is the southbound side of the parkway. here's the northbound side. this is an accident involving the vehicle that went off of the roadway. here's the vehicle over here. so what you want to do this morning, slow down. mass transit's looking great,
effect for today. ken, michelle over to you. >> thank you so much. it is now 5:23. still ahead on eyewitness news this tuesday morning, the mystery surrounding a newly elected mayor in alaska found dead in his home. >> video police want you to see of a pair of robbers targeting cell phone stores in two boroughs, wait until you hea son, the holiday season's just like football season... you got your big games...
5:126. asian stocks are on the rise. >> on wall street the dow starts down at 17719. nasdaq and s&p 500 also begin slightly lower. right now futures are pointing to a higher open. it appears this year's cyber monday racked up record breaking sales. >> adee roy. >> a record setting cyber monday. >> shoppers spent nearly $3 billion yesterday, 12% more than last year. >> target's website was down for a time yesterday because of abnormally high customer traffic. we could have evidence of more record setting sales when the
results for november today. >> those numbers expected to show last month was the best november month ever for auto sales, strong sales being driven by strong demand for suvs. >> and another drop in gas prices making 24 consecutive days of declines. national average is 2.04. drivers in more states seeing prices at $1.50 and below. a twitter user showing prices at this station for $1.43. >> very impressive. that's america's money. >> good deals there. talk about deadlines. puerto rico owes a bond payment today of $355 million, and as of midnight the governor of the island territory did not know if that payment was going to get made. officials are in negotiations with creditors. puerto rico has a shrinking economy and a total public debt of $72 billion which the governor has said is unpayable. 5:27. right now we're following some
two people have been hurt after an out of control car slammed into them before crashing into a restaurant. we're live at the scene with the big clue left behind as police search for the driver responsible. >> and you're going to need your rain gear for sure for the rest of the day. meteorologist bill evans will return with the ex an out of control car slams into two people and ends up halfway inside the restaurant. >> big changes across the city, the new icon you're going to see helping to identify the
>> and we're watching rain and fog move all throughout the tri- state area right now. we're going to tell you when it moves out. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thank you for being with us. i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. today is tuesday december 1st. >> so nice to have you with us. >> good to be here. >> you are never more than 7 traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we take a look outside from our live camera here in brooklyn. we're looking to the lower east side right around bowling green over toward south street seaport right around wall street. 45 degrees, 37 around kingston and poughkeepsie. those locations are right near the hudson river, so they're a little warmer. so what i've been watching here is the numbers in here in dutchess county and the numbers in here might actually be at freezing. there could be some freezing rain in there today. we'll keep an eye on that. 48 across long island, 52 belmar to wrightstown. freezing rain advisory for
california. that's because of california -- that's where there could be some freezing rain particularly on up toward albany. off and on rain, 52 degrees by more rain tomorrow and a nice weekend to talk about coming up in your accuweather forecast. it's weather then heather every how was your thanksgiving? >> my thanksgiving was nice and yours? >> mine was great. i heard you had over like 250 people at thanksgiving. 16 turkeys. >> no we had 250 and one turkey. get it straight. >> a truck of cranberry sauce. >> let's go over to our maps. if you are using mass transit today you are in luck at this point we have metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit running on or close. subway service is running on or close to schedule. we still have this accident in brick, garden state parkway northbound, a vehicle went off the roadway. they're still out there trying to get that accident cleared away. and then as you go on to routes 1 and 9 south from county road to manhattan avenue, construction in jersey city.
until 6 a.m. so on the southbound side you can experience delays. tappan zee bridge were speeds are down to 45 miles an hour because of the weather. that's for your safety. keep your speeds down. it is rather slick. route 80 westbound near exit 60, that earlier accident involving the jackknifed tractor-trailer has been completely cleared away. let's take a look at a webcam and show you it accident. it looks as though they have all lanes closed down at this point as they try to clear away this crash. thank you. 5:31 right now. breaking news in queens. two people have been hurt after an out of control car slammed into them early this morning. >> the car then crashed into a restaurant. the driver nowhere to be found. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis live at the scene. this happening in queens village. good morning. >> good morning ken and michelle. two innocent bystanders at the wrong place at the wrong time.
right through the window of the crown fried chicken on the corner of hempstead avenue and springfield boulevard in queens village. it's unclear whether those pedestrians were inside the store or in front of it but either way they were taken to north shore lij with leg injuries. those injuries not considered life-threatening. in the meantime, the driver of the car just took off and police now on the lookout for the person responsible, trying to find the person who was behind the wheel. back here live, the restaurant has been boarded up. there is a vacate order in effect until repairs can be made. we're live in queens village, marcus solis channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you marcus. new this morning, police are on the hunt for three men who have robbed at least four cell phone stores in the bronx and manhattan. all told, the men have stolen over $100,000 in phones and cash. the latest robbery was last wednesday. surveillance video picked up the thieves, gold chevrolet impala, they cleared
bags with phones. the bags were so heavy they half dragged them. developing overnight, a newly elected mayor of juneau alaska has been found dead in his home. greg fisk beat the incumbent mayor in october. police got a call from fisk's adult son yesterday afternoon reporting the death. police say the reports that fisk was the victim of an assault are just speculation. former assembly speaker sheldon silver is promising to appeal his corruption conviction. it's ended his four decade career in albany. silver a manhattan democrat appeared shell shocked as he left court in lower manhattan last night. silver was found guilty on seven counts of trading favors for more than $4 million in kickbacks. >> just disappointed right now, and ultimately i believe we'll have a different result.
his office in the capitol and governor cuomo tweeted that justice was served. 30 new york state lawmakers have left office because of criminal charges or allegations of misconduct since 2000. deal scalof is currently on bribes for his son. happening today you will notice a change on the menu at some of your favorite restaurants. it's part of a new effort to help identify some of the saltiest foods on the menu. dray clark live in time square with the change going into effect today. dray. >> good morning, ken. heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death here in new york city and the health department believes many of those deaths are happening because people are using too much salt. they're hoping this new regulation will help consumers make healthier choices. >> americans by far, we overindulge in everything. >> when it comes to eating, there are some people who like
is too much. a new menu marker for new york city restaurants wants you to know, although some won't make much of a difference. >> i think i'm going to go directly to the ones with the salt and have at it. >> this new salt warning icon will go on the menus of restaurant chains with more than 15 locations nationwide. a dish with too much salt gets the warning icon. the new york city health department says the recommended maximum for salt intake is 2300 milligrams a day, roughly 1 teaspoon. most americans average way more, about 3400 milligrams, and that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. >> we know and the science is indisputable that sodium intake is too high among new york city adults, that the high blood pressure drives both the
a leading driver of health disparities in our city. >> reporter: new york city is the first major city in the country to warn consumers about how much salt is inside their food at chain restaurants. meanwhile, the national restaurant association says it plans to file a lawsuit against the city because they say this latest regulation goes too far. we're live in time square, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right dray. thank you. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> here we go, we're going to take a fogged in view from our camera here at 4 times square looking south this morning. we have got a fog, low cloud and rain and drizzle and all that kind of mixed in together today. so i don't know, what do we call that, kind of like a slop fest sort of out there this morning. you need the raincoat for sure. the reason being because the wind is out of the east.
we have the rain from the hudson river valley, eastward out across the hamptons and jersey. there's more rain to the south evening and tonight. and this cold front around chicago will slide into the area tomorrow. 47 with rain at 9:00. at points during the day the rain gets a little heavier. 51 degrees to 52 will tap out as our high temperature. so kiddos you've got to have the rain gear. important than anything. that rain jacket and umbrella is going to be a cooler morning. this afternoon we get to 52 degrees. we'll talk more about sunshine returning for the end of the week and the weekend looking great. >> weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. >> we'll talk to you about mass transit which is doing just great and not a bad idea this morning. i can tell you that metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit all running on or close. subway status, subway service is running on or close to schedule. we still have this problem on
at exit 91 in brick, app accident involving a vehicle that went off the roadway. we have crews on the scene trying to get that cleared away. as you head up on to routes 1 and 9 south in jersey city, that's construction. all lanes are closed until 6 a.m. tappan zee bridge speeds are down to 45 miles per hour because of the weather. you definitely want to keep your speeds down. that is definitely for your safety. >> we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken and michelle over to you. thank you heather. 5:38 right now. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the wild shootout in the bronx that had people running for cover. the distinctive outfit that could help police track down one of the suspects. >> fighting gun violence
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we have breaking news. we just learned that a woman was shot in the head inside an apartment in the bronx. it happened on bogart avenue just after 4 a.m. we're work, to get the details on the victim's condition and the search for the gunman. stay with eyewitness news. a man and woman are in the hospital this morning after a wild shooting that was caught on camera in the bronx. just after 3 in the afternoon the suspected gunman up on
he pulled a mask over his face. moments later the gunfire erupted. the crowd scattered. just as quickly the man in pink armed hoodie popped out between cars, stuffed the gun in his pocket and then moved along with the panicked crowd. >> i just saw people running. that's all i saw and i just covered myself to protect myself. police hope that someone can identify the gunman. if you have any information please call police. time now is 5:42. happening today, film maker spike lee is set to hold a march against gun violence following the release of his new movie. lee joined the reverend al sharpton and other community leaders in harlem to announce a new national push to end gun violence. lee's new movie is a satire about gang violence happening in the city of chicago. >> satire will be the best way for us to tell this very
>> why are we not doing more. our children are being murdered. >> among the goals of the new initiative is a push for congress to create a national gun violence awareness month. bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast. >> here's a look at time square where it is wet. our roadways are wet. it's kind of a common view here this morning around the tri- state area up through the northeast and then to new england with this rain. there's freezing rain off to our north. that we'll be keeping eyes on this morning. it will warm up through the day. down the jersey shore we go. we're looking from asbury park down the beach. a little east wind that had our camera bouncing around a little bit. you can see some rain coming in. we've got rainy weather, an easterly breeze, temperature right now 45 degrees, and the pressure falling. it will continue to fall as high pressure is leaving. this rain is coming up from the south and there's a cold front
west tomorrow. normal high is 49. look back at 1875, 8 degrees on this day in 2016 it was 70. so far a tenth of an inch of rain in the park. sun's up at 7. not likely to see much of that. we'll have a damp morning commute. we're going to have steadier rain midday afternoon. a lull tonight, milder tomorrow but more rain tomorrow in the afternoon and evening which could be heavy, and we're looking at clearing and a bit chillier weather as we go into thursday. 52 wrightstown toms river to long branch. it's kind of up there in that hudson river area in the valley but outside the valley to the east and west of that is where there might be a little morning. that's why there's this freezing rain advisory western ulster and eastern dutchess away from the river valley itself. rain's coming up from the southwest. as we warm up, that threat will go away today. big batch of rain to the south. the shenandoah valley and then
great lakes and lake superior, lake michigan will slide eastward. the rainfall so far has been light to moderate showers. we'll have this off and on through the day today and tonight. then after midnight we get a break in that. tomorrow morning's commute features some showers. look how it gets heavy by 2 in the afternoon into the evening. we're going to be getting this rain into the night, and then we clear out after midnight. after school today kiddos, we've got rain. i don't know. you've got water polo for your sport. that's probably going to be okay. we're looking at 52 with rain and drizzle. we're looking at periods of rain and warm air surging up and over us. tomorrow with the warm air coming up. the rain will be heavier and warmer. clear out. we warm back up for the weekend. on rain. and tonight. it's mild. we've got periods of rain at 57 degrees. sunshine returns on thursday. it's a little chillier blend of
a bright beauty on friday and then saturday and sunday are looking pretty good. tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, you know, you're out and about. there's a tree lighting tomorrow evening. you're going to need a snorkel. there will be heavier rain tomorrow and tomorrow night. look at the weekend, 52 on sunday. >> wow. >> that'll work. >> nice forecast there as we inch through december. i can't believe it's december. >> december 1st. >> that's crazy. >> happy december roger rabbit. that's what you're supposed to say on the first day. >> how about that traffic? >> well , the traffic is working somewhat. lets go right over to a webcam and i will show you what's going on as you travel on to the l.i.e. you can see we do have a pretty slow go as you go on to the l.i.e. i particularly really am enjoying this, no trucks on parkways below bridges. that's the reason why. but i didn't show you that because of the sign. i wanted to show you this delay here.
i'll tell you what's happening l.i.e. west at the northern state washingway there is an accident. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. subway service is running on or close. that's good news for us. if you're traveling through jersey city, routes 1 and 9 south, county roads, manhattan avenue, we still have the construction. all lanes are closed down. that should be cleared away by 6 a.m., and the garden state parkway accident north at exit 91 finally cleared away in brick. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and michelle over to you. >> thank you so much. 5:47, still ahead on eyewitness news this tuesday morning, today is world aids day. a day of action. u2's lead singer is doing just that by offering a once in a lifetime opportunity and a push to raise funds to fight aids. >> and a family escapes with their lives. we're learning one of this
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tri-state ford dealerers thank you for helping protect our children. in a huge push to raise funds for world aids day today, the lead singer of u2 bono is offering once in a lifetime experiences with top celebrities. the organization red kicks off an online campaign today to raise funds to fight aids. donors get a chance to spend time with george clooney, walk the red carpet with meryl streep for as little as a $10 donation. bono will perform at carnegie hall to mark the tenth anniversary of red. governor cuomo speaks about world aids day at the apollo theater this morning. the governor plans to ask for an additional $200 million in state funding to support housing and health care
aids. the state spends 2 1/2 billion dollars each year to fight and control the disease. the empire state building was lit in red to honor world aids day. aids has gone from a death sentence to a chronic but somewhat treatable disease. there are 35 million people infected worldwide. and 1.2 million of them die each year. 5:51. apple will mark the day with another fund-raising push because of its partner with bono's red. apple will change the color of its logo to red around the world to mark world aids day. a face that will turn your frown upside down is blowing up the internet. >> show me your mad face. [ laughter ] >> show me again. [ laughter ] >> oh, my goodness, this little
he doesn't get his coffee in the morning. we do not know much about her. her name is amani. she's 1-year-old. she may have a year as an actress. she has well over 100,000 views on the internet. 3, 2, 1, let's do it. you ready. >> the cheeks. >> what a face. >> ooh that face. i could watch that over and over again. she is beautiful. >> she's great. 5:52. still ahead a popular gift this holiday season may have sparked a devastating house fire, what we're learning this morning. >> a big day ahead for a newly elected mayor in connecticut. hear how he went from the jail cell to the top introducing kisses deluxe chocolates. with a whole-roasted hazelnut, delicate crisps,
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the day not only today but tomorrow. >> showers coming up across the area, up the hudson river valley. this will continue really all day long and even into tomorrow. we've got rain to our south and west that will come up and then a front back here to the west comes for tomorrow. we're looking at temperatures that are pretty mild, if you get up to monticello, it's about 34 here. we'll be looking at some rain off and on through the day. temperatures get into the low 50s, and then we'll be looking at the kids at the bus stop needing your rain gear today, it will be around 52 after school. don't worry that one right there sells umbrellas at the bus stop. >> yes they do. >> $25. that's a rip. >> why'd you buy them from me then ken? let's go right over to our maps and talk about construction. 17 going on to the southbound side. you're going to find two lanes closed down, allendale road to sharon avenue. they should be reopened by 6 a.m. 22 east floyd street, disabled truck being cleared. our street cleaning rules are
michelle over to you. thank you. 5:55. big happenings today in bridgeport connecticut. the new mayor is being sworn in. joseph ganum is the city's former three-term mayor. he went to prison for seven years for corruption and now back to take office yet again. he won an overwhelming victory and he's promised to make bridgeport a city that works for everyone. a family finds out there's a dark and deadly side to an item expected to be a big seller. a louisiana mom and her 12-year- old son are okay after his hover board exploded in her home. the mom says the middle section of the board burst into flames. the consumer product safety commission does not have reports of any other fire related hover board injuries. hover boards are illegal throughout new york state. closing in on 6:00 right now, just ahead on you eye this morning, two pedestrians were hurt when a car went right into the side of a restaurant in queens. right now police are searching for the driver who ran from the scene.
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this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. breaking news in queens, a hit and run crash sends a car into the side of a restaurant. two people have been hurt and the driver is on the run.