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>> "gma" coming up, everybody. we have new video at 4:30 of the man accused of stabbing the mother of his child and then kidnapping their daughter. we are live with an update on the woman's condition. new details on a police- involved shooting in a brooklyn park. police have revealed overnight why they had to open fire. a very foggy morning commute with on and off again rain all day. when you can expect to see the big yellow thing in the sky again. what's that called? oh, the sun. good morning.
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>> nice to have you here again. and never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> yeah, it's really mild for december 2nd. that's why we have the fog. that's why we're showing you the intersection of 66th and columbus avenue. all of the cameras on roof tops and things are like this, in the fog this morning. really warm, 46 degrees and rain to go with it. plains. these numbers are way warm. 52 on the shore. showers this morning. we've got some fog. big batch of rain to the west. so we have rain off and on all day long again today. notice how mild it is, 57 degrees. we will talk about what it's going to be like for tomorrow and the weekend in the accuweather seven-day forecast. heather is ready to go. no, no, we're okay. good now. over to the subways and talk
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all of the subways are on or close to schedule. no major problems there. and now metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close the schedule. and on the l.i.e. eastbound right at 39, overturned vehicle quickly up righted and cleared away. that's good news for us. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and guess what, it's another gridlock alert day. ken, over to you. >> thank you. a bronx father is in custody this morning accused of stabbing the mother of his child repeatedly and kidnapping their little girl. the woman is recovering this morning. >> reporter: good morning, ken. the victim is here at the hospital. more on her condition in a moment. but first, overnight we were able to get our first look at the man accused of going on the violent rampage and then kidnapping his own daughter.
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he is accused of stabbing the mother of his child and then abducting their daughter. neighbors say the family had always been friendly and quiet. >> they go to church every week. see them going to church. he works for the transit system. so it looks like they're a really upstanding sits. >> reporter: the vicious crime set off an amber alert for the 3-year-old. and while police dealt with the bloodshed at the apartment, callers spotted the van on the george washington bridge, heading into new jersey. state police made a high-risk stop, getting van to the side of the parkway. >> we did stop the traffic before the incident was supposed to happen just in case it went wrong but thank god it didn't go wrong. it was a high-risk stop. willingly. >> reporter: she is fine. social services workers picked her up last night to bring her
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bronx. and her mother is in critical but stable condition here at st. bar bus and she is -- st. barnabas and she is expected to survive. a police-involved shooting that happened in brooklyn. we learned that officers opened fire on two people after someone fired at them. it happened in east flat bush late last night. we are live on the scene with an update. >> reporter: you can still see a police presence because officers have been scouring railroad park here looking for a second suspect and possibly a weapon. here's what happened. late last night, you can see narcotics officers were patrolling the area and responded to shots being fired. okay. the officers then responded with gunfire, shooting four times but don't believe anyone was hit at the time. police arrested a 24-year-old man at the scene but they are still looking for a man that
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this neighborhood full of two- family homes was swarming with police after the incident. as cops were knocking on and searching backyards for a suspect and a weapon. that second suspect was believed to run into a home here not far. however, police scouring the area did not find anyone. this continues to be the case this morning. at this point, police don't believe anyone was actually hit by gunfire. both officers were treated at a nearby hospital but just as protocol when a shooting incident like this happens. channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 4:35. an update on the shooting death of a bronx mother. overnight, police identified the ex-boyfriend wanted for her murder. tyrone lowe reportedly fled the scene. investigators say he had been inside the home when she was shot in the head. her young son was also there but he did not witness the killing. in new jersey, two people
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car slammed into a school bus. the volkswagon crashed into the bus carrying a high school swim team. an eyewitness says they were trying to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. two men in the volkswagon were killed in the crash. two students suffered non-life threatening injuries. the 16-year-old boy who led police on a chase that ended in a deadly crash last week has died. police say he died of his injuries from the crash in yonkers. during the police pursuit, the stolen van crashed into another car killing an innocent driver, a 46-year-old. a 14-year-old girl who was a passenger the stolen van was critically hurt. questions are swirling around the possible mishandling of the deadly police shooting of a black teenager in chicago. the top cop, a veteran of the newark and new york police departments has been fired. photos from inside of a burger king obtained by abc news show
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after the shooting last year. and now there are claims that officers deleted some of the video. he was fired as police chief yesterday. one week after dash cam video of the police shooting was made public. >> police officers are only as effective as if they are trusted by all of chicago. whoever they are and where ever they live many the city. by reinveigh rating our overtithe -- reinvigorating our oversight, we will continue to build trust between the police and the residents and communities they serve. >> the state attorney general is asking the u.s. department of justice to investigate chicago's police department. the officer who shot the teen faces murder charges. 4:37. spike lee took the over broadway to spotlight gun violence. the brooklyn-born film maker led more than a hundred people to times square last night marchers included reverend al
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the new film which looks at chicago's gang violence. lee predicted more firings in the wake of laquan mcdonald's case. marchers wore orange hats because that's what hunters wear to avoid being shot. happening today, the jury is expected to be seated in the first trial connected to the death of freddie gray. 150 perspective jurors will be reduced to a panel of 12 and a group of alternates in the case against the baltimore police officer william porter. it's possible opening arguments may also take place. he faces involuntary manslaughter and other charges. gray died in april, one week after suffering a severe spinal van. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we're going to look up columbusa. it's one of the few view -- columbus avenue, it's one of the few views we have this morning.
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it will slow things down on roadways and bridges. and area airports as well. so first off, rain gear once again today. and here we go, look at radar and you will see satellite and radar picture. the wind still out of the east, rain up the hudson river valley, the the five boroughs and headed toward connecticut and long island. the west. that comes in today through the afternoon and then the comes in. chicago. that front is going to come into the area. and gets us to us tonight and makes it much cooler and windy. for tomorrow, looking at off and on rain through the day today. and into the 50-degree mark really quick. 57 this afternoon. very mild this time of the year. we will talk about a mild weekend coming up with sunshine in the accuweather seven-day forecast. how's it going out there? well, i want to show you a picture of the harlem river drive.
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you can see at least one lane is closed down. cones on the right side of the screen. and let's head to the map and talk about the fdr drive northbound from the 70s up to the 90s. that's where you will find construction. subway status. subway service on or close to schedule. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. the construction at the george washington bridge, the lincoln the holland. and now at the george washington bridge inbound on the upper-level, underneath the apartment, that's where the construction is. two the lanes are closed down. that will last until about 5:00 a.m. and then over here to and from the holland tunnel, the covered roadway is closed in both directions until 5:00 a.m. and we're also taking a look at the outer bridge crossing. at this point, it's the only bridge that i'm getting reports about, 25 miles per hour speed limits because of the weather. and not a bad idea to get in
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gridlock alert. street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you. >> all right. thank you. up next, dramatic video of an officer chasing a suspect and falling of a roof. >> this his own words for the first time, we hear from the officer who shot and killed the 12-year-old. what he says happened in the seconds leading up to the shooting. plus, at the vents that triggered a high-speed police chase that ended in this fire ball. and meet a 7-year-old hero whose quick thinking helped save a family if a fast moving fire. how the city is honoring him. and how he's responding to all
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a police falls off of a roof while chasing a suspect. police in utah say they were
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they charged at the suspect. now the officers did suffer bumps and bruises. the suspect ultimately did get arrested. a car chase in arizona. police say the man who was behind the wheel was suspectedover copy catting the phoenix freeway shootings. 19-year-old christian cook targeted cars with a sling shot police say. he stole this car and it burst into flames after the wheels started spinning and set some brush on fire. >> he thinks that's fun i guess. not so smart. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans in the accuweather forecast. >> well you see the streets are wet. puddles here and there. once again today. got about .30 of rain. so .50. we may have another inch during the day today. make sure you have the gear. the sidewalks have been redone here. and they're holding water very well.
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we're looking at 46 degrees. the humidity is high. the winds are east at 5 miles per hour. and pressure has been falling. a lot of fog here. this is the the camera in brooklyn looking for the east side. but it's shrouded in the fog and hiding away. yesterday's high was 51, above normal. and since midnight, .23 of rain. storm total is around 33 so far. more today and likely we don't see much of a sunrise or sunset. so a slow morning commute with this rain and fog. midday, afternoon. evening. and looking at rainfall totals around another inch today. 52 when you look at long branch and toms river. these numbers are way mild. 39 around monticello. so today, calm winds but mostly an east wind. hour. but the wind will come around
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eventually wet and eventually northwest tomorrow. so down through the hudson river valley, rockland, westchester county, a little batch of rain. and another batch of rain the get here around 10:00 this morning and then the afternoon. and then the cold front will come in this evening and tonight. and that will put snow upstate. you will see on the futurecast, here's the rain by 10:00, that big batch coming. and that lasts until 4:00. and then you see 8:00, 9:00, still showers around, up to the north, there will be snow showers with the cold air that's coming in. and that will be up toward albany. and tomorrow, sunshine. it will be a very windy the day tomorrow. periods of rain today, 57, very mild. and the low and the cold front all push through. and we will have sunshine returning tomorrow. we get this blustery blend of sun and cloud, a chilly day tomorrow. and it will feel like 40. cloudy and mild and occasional rain today.
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maybe fog before the sunshine pushes through. your accuweather seven day the forecast, look at the weekend. 54 on sunday. this is the first week of december. winter, where is thy steam? well, you won't get that this weekend or into next week. no harsh temperatures next six to 10 days. >> yea. >> and no snow. >> we don't need any. >> yeah, we're good. >> say it. >> oh, winter where is thy sting? >> not getting better than that at 4:47. >> didn't you love the poetry on the set? >> i do. >> it's almost like the love song of poof rock, just coming through on abc tv. >> wow. >> that was nyu education. >> no, that was high school. >> like eighth grade. we're good. good stuff.
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far as the roads are going. obviously, driving around, you definitely want to take it easy because the roads are slick and foggy out there. maps. we're going to talk about mass transit first. doing great. that's a great optioning for. metro north, long island to schedule. close. and if you're going to the airport today, to pick somebody up or catch a flight yourself, contact your individual carrier before you head out the door because i'm sure there are going to be some delays. and now let's go over here to the outer bridge crossings. speeds down to 25 miles per hour because of the weather. keep your speeds down this way. you're going to arrive where you're going safely. it's a gridlock alert today so mass transit is a great idea. and plus we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. over to you. >> thank you very much. well the police officer who
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cleveland last year, they say that he continued to yell show me your hand, show me hands before firing the the fatal shot. he gave a signed statement to prosecutors on tuesday. he said that rice didn't obey commands and that the officer saw the boy reaching to pull a weapon out of the waistband. it turned out rice was carrying a pellet gun. a grand jury will decide whether he or the other officer involved should face criminal charges. police in alaska say it will take several days before an autopsy shows cause of death for the new mayor of juneau. he was found in his home by his adult son. reports that he was the victim of an assault are speculation there. are reports however that he showed signs of injury. he was sworn into office six weeks ago. the accused killer will be back in court this afternoon pushing to have charges missed.
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the trial is set for late february to give a new prosecutor time to prepare. the first trial ended with a deadlock jury voting 11-1 to convict. a little boy in albany is being hailed a hero after saving his family and a neighbor from a fire but don't tell him that. the 7-year-old didn't like all the attention he's been getting. he woke up his parents when he smelled smoke last month allowing everyone to get out before the apartment building was engulfed in flames. and city leaders held a ceremony to honor in front of his fellow students. >> i'm going to continue to embed in him that he is a hero and embrace the fact that he is somebody. >> the mayor of albany declared november 30th as avery moses day. and the city announced a firefighter injured fighting the fire was healthy and back
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and teachers said his greatest and teachers said his greatest concern was the safety of the one injured firefighter. >> good kid. >> right? >> humble too. 4:51. jerry seinfeld has announced his new gig just blocks from his home on the upper west side. the beloved comedian will perform monthly starting in january. he still earns money as his show continues to run around the world. he says he was inspired by billy joel's monthly concerts at madison square garden. and the wall street journal reported that the yahoo board of directors is discussing whether to sell the company's core internet business. the yahoo stock fell 35% this year. the it was the world's third most visited website in the world behind google and facebook but the company has struggled to turn the big numbers into better ad sales. coming up, pop star taylor
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music to students at certain new york city high schools. how it could encourage students to flex their creative genius. and police are trying to track down thieves who beat and sexually assaulted their victim.
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the highly coveted 212 manhattan area code will soon add another. it is required because of the high demand for new personal and business numbers. 332 will become active in 2017, joining 212, 646 and 917. >> who's going to want a 332? really? >> that shiny new look. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans. >> we need a new area code. and that is -- [ snoring ] >> that's right. oh, there you are. nice. >> let me handle it. let's take a look outside this morning. looking at what's going to be -- when we start out with wet streets and sidewalk, we are
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on the radar, showers through central jersey and another big batch around west virginia, charleston to maryland. and going to hit across the belmar voir dire -- across delmarva. and looking at 57 degrees with rain. keep the rain gear handy. there's some speed restrictions in the living room. >> yes. at the the george washington bridge. >> right. >> not the living room. the living room is on the middle floor. >> yeah? >> so it's the lower he will there. >> there you go. >> but your speed restrictions are on both the upper and lower lower levels. george washington bridge, reduced to 35 miles per hour. and that is because of the weather. and then we're also taking a look here and talking about the covered roadway, both ways at jersey city until 5:00 a.m. that closure, we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide.
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>> i'm going to take it. thank you. a big gift for new york city public schools from taylor swift. she has donated money to expand the sing program. it encourages students to write, cast rehears and perform their own musicals. it will expand the program to 10 additional schools. they'll start this month with the first performances slated for early spring. they don't do that in other states, i bet. maybe california. not like us. we're the best. just saying. on this wednesday morning, we're just getting word of a breaking story in staten island. >> yeah, a devastating fire that happened that just reignited. things are changing fast. we have crews headed to the scene and we will bring you live reports as soon as they arrive. and new dethe tails on a police involved shooting in brooklyn. the dangers officers
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breaking fire. a fire that gutted row homes on staten island has flaired up once again. we have a crew headed to the scene at this minute. we will bring you updates as soon as we get them. and new video of the man police say stabbed the mother of his child and kidnapped that little girl. we are live at the hospital where the woman is recovering. and you need to give yourself extra time for morning commute. watch out for dense fog throughout the area. good morning. i'm ken rosato. us. today is wednesday, december 27.
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seven minutesway from weather and traffic. bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> yeah, some of the visibilities, shall we? the current temperature, we don't show you the cameras on the buildings because they're in the fog. 47 degrees right now. here's the visibilities that are dangerous. .80 at laguardia. a mile at white plains. a mile at newark and jfk. and looking at about a mile around morristown. this will come and go. the warm air surging up. look, 52 at toms river. and a little east wind in here that will keep a cool fetch of wind in here off the atlantic. and then the rain comes from the west. we have rain off and on and a big batch to the west that comes in around 10:00 through the afternoon. so cool and rainy and drizzling and rain. noontime, going to warm up to 47. look at that, about 52 into the nighttime. and we will talk about the
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great. very mild for the first week of december. and a look at the commute. speed restrictions out there. >> yeah, a speed restrictions at a couple bridges but no speed restrictions as far as mass traps it is goes. that's the way you want -- mass transit. subway service, that is also running on or close. and we have the speed restrictions, outer bridge crossings, 25 miles per hour. and the george washington, 35 miles per hour. and the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you very much. we have breaking news. a firer to through a row of homes on staten island last night has just reignited the. the fire first broke out around 9:15 at night. flames quickly spread to the two adjoining homes. four firefighters got hurt last night. crews are now back on the scene this morning battling what is now a two-alarm fire.
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it out okay but a pet cat did die in the process of the fire. the american red cross helping two the displaced families. >> this is traumatic. it's a loss. and then when there's, you know, you think of -- i thank god there were no losses in regard to the fatalities but the reality is, it's devastating. >> investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. we are now headed to the scene and we will get a live report in the next half hour. 5:03 right now. a mother is in critical condition after she was stabbed by the father of her child. the man is behind bars. we are live with new video outside of st. barnabas hospital where the mother is being streeted. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the victim is in critical but stable condition barnabas hospital and expected to survive. overnight, we got our first look at the man accused of
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police say he stabbed the the mother of his child repetitionedly and then kidnapped their daughter. police issued an amber alert a short time later to help find the 3-year-old little girl. a police officer spotted him driving with the little girl in his van going over the george washington bridge. and he was eventually arrested in new jersey on the garden state parkway and she was not harmed. >> thank god for mcdonald's. i got her mcdonald'sment she's sitting in the office and she's fine. she's watching cartoons and eating and couldn't be happier. who knows what she may or may not have seen but that's for new york to investigate. >> reporter: and late last night, social service workers did pick her up. she is now staying with family members in bronx. the mother continues her recovery here at st. barnabas hospital.
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police are searching for three suspects in a possible bias attack. the victim was beaten, robbed and possibly sexually assaulted by three men. police say the suspects chased the 23-year-old victim for blocks, struck him over the head with pipe and attacked him. a local councilman says he worries about the safety of the lgbt community in his area. >> although jackson heights and a good community, unfortunately we've had a number of attacks against lgbt people here in the past. >> a transgender woman was beat lightning the same neighborhood on sunday. police say they are no longer investigating that attack as a hate crime but as a domestic assault. the 35-year-old victim is in critical condition. now extra security will be onhand when the rockefeller christmas tree lights up midtown manhattan later today. it begins at 7:00 this evening. crowds will notice many more
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previous years although there's no specific threat. umbrella, backpacks and large bags are prohibited. spite of of the fact that there's supposed to be rain. drivers are urged to avoid the area between 5th and 6th avenues. it will be closed after 3:00 p.m. until the end of the ceremony. well the heightened security at the tree lighting comes almost three weeks after the paris terror attacks at the hands of isis. and now the u.s. military says they'll intensify the fight against isis in iraq and syria. and that may mean more special operations forces on the ground. we are live in washington with the latest. >> reporter: and good morning. more forces indeed. a u.s. official telling abc news that a new task force being created could require roughly 200 personnel in iraq. the u.s. is stepping up the state. the defense secretary carter congress.
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homeland, acting to defeat isil in his core from n syria and iraq. >> reporter: carter announced the u.s. is establishing a special operation force based in iraq and conduct raids, gather intelligence, free hostages and aim to capture isis leaders. even before the attacks on paris, carter had planned for a broader role for u.s. special ops forces after a raid in iraq in late october. u.s. forces helped free 70 isis hostages and one american was killed. the master sergeant joshua wheeler at a discussion, carter disputed republican calls for boots on the ground. >> a lot of people don't think we're putting boots on the ground and we're doing a lot from the air but there are boots on the ground. >> reporter: and with nearly 200 countries coming together to talk climate change in paris, president barack obama used the opportunity to drum up international support. >> i am confident that we can continue building momentum and
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to degrade and ultimately destroy isil. >> reporter: the british parliament is expected to vote today on whether that country will join in launching air strikes in syria. in washington, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. in the race for president, republican ted cruz says not every democrat is a felon but he insists the truth is in, his words, the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are democrats. >> how do we win? we speak the truth and do the wit a smile and it drives the democrats crazy. >> he said the accused gunman in the planned parent hood shooting in colorado springs is a, quote, transgender leftist act vest. aides later clarified that he was not claiming that he is defin at thisly transgender but just pointing out that very little is known about him. and chris christie will be live on good morning america america at 7:00 this morning.
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and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we take a look from the camera here up. you are need the rain gear, the the right shoes and all that stuff this morning. and looking at what will be rain and drizzle and fog this morning. heavier rain on the way. here we go, the studios right here. come by and say hi, we're open 24 hours a day. 47 degrees, rain across the city. bigger batch of rain to the west. and cold front around chicago. look at that, might have some problems in chicago today to st. louis. some snow there. that's cold air coming in. but that stays to the north. we just get the rain ahead of the front. and we are looking at 57 this afternoon. and off and on rain, heavy rain and into the evening and tonight. and at the bus stop, you have the huckleberries all dressed ifer the rain. >> all the huckleberries. >> yes, they are ready.
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huckleberries and other days hooligans? >> i don't ask questions. >> well there's one, two, three huckleberries on a long island nut. there you go. the fdr drive, this is not a lost lug nut, just construction. and look at what it's doing to the southbound side. and head to the maps. the it's southbound side of the fdr drive from the 70s down to the 60s. that's where they're doing that construction. and subway status, on or close to schedule. metro north, long island railroad all or on or close. treat cleaning rules in effect. over to you. >> thank you. police are certaining for one man after a wild shootout any abrooklyn park. plus, search is on for a driver after slamming into a building on staten island. we will look at the damage that it left behind. and the end of an era for kobe bryant. he played his first game since
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the search is on for the driver who abandoned a car after crashing it into a store in staten island. the car crashed into the building just after 7:00 last night. the driver the ran off after the crash. apartments above the store had to be evacuated for several hours. one eyewitness who was home at the time described the the crash. >> all i hear is like a boom, the whole floor shaked. and then like the car crashing. and i just looked out the twin doe and i told my mom she's okay and my brother, they all got scared. >> sure. and it's not clear if the driver was injured at the time. people who live above the store
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kobe bryant's farewell tour is officially underway and it began in his hometown. bryant and the los angeles lakers were in philly last night. he received a warm welcome before scoring 20 points in a loss as the 76ers inned a 28- game losing streak. the la legend says he felt the love if philly fans. >> it was -- love from the philly fans. >> it was emotional for me. and deeply appreciate them beyond belief. really, really special. >> the bryant good-bye continues to tonight in the nation's capitol as the lakers visit the washington wizard. he will sit down with abc this morning to talk about his plans. you can watch the interview on "good morning america" beginning at 7:00. bill evans our guy with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. wet street, roads,
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and the wet morning here. make sure you have the boot and the coat and the umbrella. the humidity 90%. pressure falling. cold front approaching from the great lakes and the low pressure system is working our way. so a slow moving commute this morning. light rain and fog. we have steadier rain developing midday afternoon. and rain tapers off as we go into tomorrow. and looking at another inch or rain today. 46 northport. 52 to 44 down the shore. these numbers are way warm. got that wind shifting around now to the south and the southeast. and that will keep it warm and make it warmer and milder. you see the big batch of rain to the west. that comes to us later today. and then eventually look at the cold front, some snow showers around chicago. that will keep coming across lake michigan. that's the cooler air making it
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and rain totals for the 36 hours since the rain began. .30 around the park, .25 around the jersey shore and another batch of rain today. the futurecast is showing that big batch of rain getting here about 9:00. lunchtime, very heavy. into the evening, heavy batch of rain. and into tonight, 7:30, 8:00, a tree lighting in rockefeller center, it will and 57 today. very mild. normal high temperatures about 49. rain today and then we got the wind out of the northwest. the wind tomorrow will be at 25 miles per hour sustained. wind gusts to 30 miles per hour. so that's going to make it feel like the 40s tomorrow. cloudy and, occasional rain and drizzle today, 57. tonight, periods of rain ending late, 46 overnight. and sunshine returns. windy tomorrow and it will feel like 40 with with the wind. and we have a lot of sunshine returning to the end of the week and into saturday and
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and even milder. look at sunday, 54 degrees. that's going to be really -- that's heather weather. >> yeah, turn on the ac. >> first week of december and it's 54. and we're around 50 next week. no harsh cold any time soon. >> santa could shed the big red and white coat. who needs it? shave the beard. >> santa is in shape. i've been seeing him at the club. >> really? >> yeah, slinging a sledge hammer. >> the ropes like this with the thing -- >> yeah, crossfit. >> i don't know if i could get used to a skinny santa. >> 990 -- -- p90 -- >> i did that and panted the rest of the day. >> yeah, like a dog on the floor. traveling to the new england freeway, a bumper-to- bumper ride. check out the ride right there. and head to the maps. it's the new england thruway north near boston road.
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and the southern state parkway, west near exit 15. that crash is being cleared. and the subway status, everything on or close to schedule. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit doing just great. gridlock alert day. and street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead this wednesday morning, hours after a holiday tradition was canceled in bronx, organizers have a change of heart. christmas. and the auto industry
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why one company introducing kisses deluxe chocolates. with a whole-roasted hazelnut, delicate crisps, and layers of rich, creamy chocolate, they're twice the size of the kisses chocolates you love.
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an encouraging update to a story in bronx. an annual christmas treeing light ceremony that was cancel san diego now back on. the city council man said the tree lighting is going to be happening saturday, december 12th at 3:00 p.m. he said he found additional resources in his budget and he's going to make it work. it had to cancel initially due to security concerns because there are a bunch of panhandlers in the area. never more than seven minutesway from weather and traffic. beginning with bill evans. >> yeah, go up and see joe. go over -- >> what?
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go see the bakery. >> oh. >> for crying out loud. 43 around the city. 47 around manhattan. 46 around elizabeth. the wind is slowly shifting around. high humidities out here. east wind at 5 miles so on the ferry from jersey city and back and forth from brooklyn, make sure you have the rain gear. this rain at times is going the to be heavy. particularly for the evening commute from this batch. that is down to the south and west -- batch that is down to the south and west. today showers and steadier rain by lunchtime. afternoon, 57 degrees. and cloudy after midnight. we will talk about some sunshine returning for the tomorrow and some windy weather in the accuweather seven-day forecast. and how is the commute? well take a look at the new england thruway. an accident on the northbound side near boston road. and this accident is in the process of being cleared away. this is a look at the fdr drive to the southbound side. you can see everybody moving over to the left side.
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you can expect delays through the spot. and to the maps and we will talk about the southern state parkway west near exit 15. that's another accident being cleared. and subway service on or close to schedule. me pro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit, all doing just fine. and it is a gridlock alert day today. so leave the car at home and utilize mass transit and the street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you. >> thank you. 5:23. it is -- we have a big story that we're following. reigniting of a fire happening on staten island. it happened last night but that fire just perked up, reigniting in the last hour. several families have been displaced and we expect to have a live report coming upping for. and also ahead, the record-
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we do have the breaking news we started talking about on staten island. a fire that destroyed a row of homes has now reignited. it's really burning strong. we are headed to the scene and we will have a live report. and new video overnight of a suspect accused of stabbing his child's mother and then taking off with the child. where he was found and the charges he faces in a live report. and we are seeing fog across the tri-state this morning. you need to take it easy.
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return with breaking now, a fire that destroyed several home last night has reignited. a man accused of kidnapping his daughter after he allegedly
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s in custody this morning. -- her mother. she is in custody this morning. and bill evans is updating the rain we have right now. he's going to give you the accuweather forecast in a few moments. good morning to you. i'm ken rosato. >> today is wednesday, december 2nd. good to have you along. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans with the forecast. >> you know, the roof camera, they're all fogged in. this is the upper west side. this is synonymous with everybody today, the rain gear. visibilities with the fog. a mile in white plains. mile .80 at toms river. temperatures are mild. 54 towards rice town. showers this morning, the city and south down towards the jersey shore. and big batch of rain for 9:00,
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we will be looking at 46 and heavier rain by midday and early afternoon, we hit 57. and very mild but rainy right into tonight. well, there's a jackknifed tractor-trailer rig on the new england thruway. and heather is on top of it. >> that's right. let's go over to the maps and we will pin point this near cedar street. so northbound on the new england thruway near exit 16, jackknifed tractor-trailer. avoid that if you can. and we have the southern state parkway going westbound near exit 15. that earlier accident has been cleared. subway status, services on or close to schedule. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit trains doing just fine. fdr drive, construction from the 70s to the 60s. and that's causing a delay for those of you who usually news the fdr drive. and 25 miles per hour because of the weather on outer bridge crossings. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and also a gridlock alert day. ken, over to you. >> thank you. it's 5:32. we have breaking news right now.
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through three homes on staten island and hurt several firefighters has reignited this morning. we have just arrived at the good morning. >> reporter: ken, i can tell emergency response vehicles responding to what is now the now on fire again. let me show you what's going on deli. firefighters just climbed up there to check how that's doing. the three buildings next to it, a vacant home and two homes that were occupied are now burning once again. this is being called a two- alarm fire. you can see smoke billowing from blocks away here. and we are told the people -- this fire actually started in the vacant home and then the flames spread to the two homes next door. and they were occupied by two families who made it out safely last night. and they are now with the red cross. but now somehow their homes
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we're told a cat died in the fire last night. and one again, four firefighters were also hurt last night. and looking into the cause of the initial fire and then again what made it flair up now. again, there are a lot of firefighters onscene, a lot of emergency responders making sure that this fire does not spread to anymore buildings than it already has but again, the same three buildings from last night are burning once again. there is still no cause but the good news here, there were no people inside any of the buildings. live in staten island, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you so much. 5:33 is the time. a developing story in brooklyn. the search continues for a man and a gun after a wild shootout with police. officers swarmed the area around the railroad playground last night. two narcotics officers responded to a report of gunfire in the park when someone fired at them. police returned fire.
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a 24-year-old man was taken into custody and another man said to be wearing a red bubble jacket ran into a nearby home. he is still on the loose. we have new video of the man accused of stabbing the mother of his child and then taking off with their young daughter. we are live outside of st. barnabas hospital where the mother is being treated. >> reporter: good morning. despite being stabbed multiple time, the rick is expected to survive -- the victim is expected to survive her injuries. meanwhile, we are getting our first look overnight at the man accused of going on the violent stabbing rampage and then kidnapping his own daughter. he now faces a long legal process in new jersey and bronx. accused of stabbing the mother of his child and then abducting their daughter. neighbors say the family had always been quiet and friendly. >> they seem like great parents. they go to church every week.
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so it looks like they are a really upstanding citizens. >> reporter: the vicious crime set off an amber alert for the 3-year-old. and while police dealt with the bloodshed at the family's apartment in bedford park, callers spotted the van on the george washington bridge, heading into new jersey. state police made a high-risk stop, getting van to the side of the garden state parkway. >> we did stop the traffic before the incident was supposed to happen, just in case it went wrong but thank god it didn't go wrong. everything went smooth. it was a high-risk stop. and just thank god that he went willingly, he didn't put up a fight. >> reporter: she is fine. social service workers picked her her up last night to bring her back to family members in bronx. and her mother meanwhile is in critical but stable condition homer at st. barnabas hospital and she is expected to make a full recovery.
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have a motive for the stabbing that happened yesterday. >> thank you. we have an update on the shooting death of a bronx mother. police have identified the ex- boyfriend wanted for the murder. tyrone lowe reportedly fled the scene in a gray 2006 honda mini van. investigators say he had been inside the home of the victim when she was shot in the head. her young son was also there but he did not witness her murder. the new york plate number for lows van is ext3422. it is 5:36. in new jersey, two people are dead, nine people injured after a car slammed into a school bus. the volkswagon crashed into the bus carrying a high school swim team in south hampton township. an eyewitness says the car was trying to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. eight students and one adult on
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we are a few hours away if tend of jury selection in the first trial connected to the death of freddie gray. 12 jurors and an alternate will hear the case against police officer william porter. gray died in april, one week after suffering a severe spinal injury in the back of a police van. prosecutors say porter ignored gray's repeated requests for help. time is 5:37. you're never more than seven minutes away if weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we have the lights along the street here. and christmas trees are being sold across the street. and we have it all going on on the upper west side. come on by and see, some have umbrellas and some no. you can see the fog -- some don't. you can see the fog. we can make out the brooklyn side of the brooklyn bridge. and one world trade. fog, rain, 47 degrees, really
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is responsible for the fog. and rain east of the hudson river valley, long island and jersey shore. another batch around 9:00 and the front is yet to come for the evening and tonight which will bring us a round of rain that will make it windy and cooler for tomorrow. 52 by 10:00 with rain. heavier rain this afternoon, 57 and mild. the warm air surging ahead with the rain. today the bus stop, kids, got to have the raincoat. and even after school today. and even though it's mild, we have the rain after school. we give it an f, heather. >> i agree. >> a yucky day. >> agree. f for yucky. >> yes. let's go to the web cam. and that's the east side of town, the fdr drive is jam packed because of construction. and a look at another web cam, this is the new england thruway. let's head to the maps. what's going on. thruway north at exit 16, cedar street, jackknifed tractor- trailer. two lanes closed down.
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here is a lot more minor than that one. and fdr drive construction from the 70s to 60s. a gridlock alert day. leave the car at home. mass transit is doing great. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. over to you. >> thank you so much. it is now 5:39. still ahead, the accused killer is due back in court. the move is defense is pushing for today. plus the story out of oklahoma.
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welcome back. the accused killer will be back in court this afternoon, pushing to have the charges dismissed. he is facing a retrial for the 1979 kidnap and murder. the trial is set for late february to give a new prosecutor time to prepare. the first trial ended with a deadlocked jury voting 11-1 to convict. right now, new details this morning about the dramatic rescue of an oklahoma mother. she was trapped with her three young children as flood waters rose over the roof of their suv. >> we need help. i've got my kids. >> the water was so high and i kept telling them, keep your head up. >> right then, a rear window opened by itself and the family
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roof of the vehicle with the water pulling at them as a rescue team approached. >> wow. [ screaming ] >> just kept telling myself, we have to get out of here. >> the rescue team used ropes to get everyone to shore safely. and it's amazing the children were able to do so much to get themselves out of the car. they are little, six, four and one. little sweeties, the window opened by itself. >> yeah. >> that just doesn't happen. >> yeah, yeah. >> amazing. >> yeah. >> go play the lotto. >> yeah, right. it's 5:43. no more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans with forecast. >> looking at times square. and we're just see, kind of got the foggy look to it. the streets are wet. and it's going to be that kind of day today. all day long, make sure you have the gear. light raincoat, the
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and it's starting out mild at 47 degrees. and winds east at 6 miles per hour. and the pressure has been falling. so that let's us know, going to be an unstable type of atmosphere today and windy tomorrow. normal high is 48. about 10 degrees above that today. and have the rain gear handy through tonight. and patchy fog and milder today. and blustery behind the front coming through. it will be a really nice first week of december with mild temperatures. visibilities now 2.5 at laguardia. a mile and a half at newark and jfk. and you may have slow downs at some of the airports. 42 up the hudson river valley. should be about 25, 29 degrees for this hour today. and we should be about 39. so you know, really, really warm for this hour of the day. a light wind still out of the east. you see it's slowly starting to change around to the south and southeast. so that will keep warm air coming in.
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morning then pushing east of the hudson river valley and east west cheer. and still a sprinkle around manhattan and long island and down the jersey shore. and then a little break and then the batch of rain around 9:00 through the day into the evening and then the front comes in tonight. and this is what will bring in the windy weather and cooler weather for tomorrow. the futurecast showing the batch of rain coming through. 6:00 tonight, i wanted to show that we have some breaks and some off and on rain through the evening and after midnight, we start to clear out. and sunshine returns tomorrow. and the wind out of the northwest. and tomorrow around 30 miles per hour. so after school today kids, we've got rain. we've got 57 degrees, periods of rain and fog. another inch of rain today. the front comes through tonight. the winds shift to the northwest tomorrow. and we've got sunshine returning but it's blustery and chilly. it will feel like 40.
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periods of rain, ending late tonight. and sunshine return, very windy tomorrow. and feels like 40 even though it's at 52. and the seven-day forecast, sunshine and gorgeous on friday. and saturday. and it is the first weekend of december. and it's 54 on sunday. what a great day. that is going to be great. and still right around 52 to 50 degrees next week. no harsh cold around any time soon. got holiday shop, you know, hanukkah is coming up, it's a great weekend. >> so great. spend time with the family. get outside. enjoy the nice weather. >> water ski up the hudson. >> yeah. >> hey, he's done it. he's not even kidding. >> no, he's not. >> perfect. >> that's what i'll be doing. >> swimmate. >> in the hudson? >> no, in an indoor pool. eni didn'ting the weather in an indoor pool. >> good -- enjoying the weather
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>> thank you. the southbound side, this is into the 60s where you can see that we have the delay. that's construction. to the maps now and tell you that we have the george washington bridge with speeds reduced to 35 miles per hour. and then coming across the upper-level, on to the southbound side of the west side highway, an accident there. it has been cleared away. it's a gridlock alert day today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and mass transit is doing okay. over to you. >> thank you. 5:47. coming up next, terrifying moments for a police officer chasing a suspect on foot and then falling off a roof from a building. we will show you the new video from the officer's body cam.
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a police officer is recovering from some bumps and bruises after a frightening fall. the officer fell off a roof. it was caught on his body cam. police say they were called because the suspect was loitering. he charged at the officers. one of the officers lost his balance and fell off the roof about 10 feet to below. the suspect did get arrested. chicago's top cop, a net van of the newark and new york police departments has been fired amid growing questions about the deadly police shooting of a black teenager. photos from inside a burger king the officer looking at video after the shooting last year. and now there are claims that officers deleted some of the video. dash cam video of the police
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>> police officers are only as effective as if they are trusted by all of chicago. whoever they are and where ever they live in city, we will continue to take the necessary steps to build trust between the police and the residents and communities they serve. >> the state attorney general is now asking the u.s. department of justice to investigate chicago's police department. the officer who shot the teen faces murder charges. 5:51. new video spike lee fights gun violence with a march midtown. >> what do we want? >> peace. >> what do we want? >> peace. >> from the heater to times square, joined by reverend al sharpton and the cast of lee's new movie. the film looks at gang violence in chicago and he commented on the firing of the city's police commissioner saying more heads will roll. breaking news on staten island as we go back there.
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scene of a house fire hours after a separate fire burns through three homes. this is a live look at the scene. we have a live report at the top of the hour. and the fog is going to make you drive a little more slow this morning. so pack your patience and give yourself some more time.
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never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. i am bill evans. coming up on 5:55. looking at rain, wet streets, roadway, all this stuff this morning and looking at rain from the hudson river valley, long island down the jersey shore. and there's threatening injuries is a far bigger batch of rain to the south and west here in and around pittsburgh, and down toward washington, d.c., charleston, west virginia, out of here in the valley. just keep coming across to us
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temperatures are mild, 43 around new city. 47 in the p. high humidities. winds northeast, and switching around to the south. an okay ride on the ferries today. and looking at eventually just quiet weather as we get into later tonight. and still, high humidity, 47 degrees. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. we have this jackknifed tractor-trailer on the new england thruway. it's in the process of being cleared away. and the delay, head over to the maps and we will pin point this. it's on the northbound side near exit 16. and we have two lanes closed down but they're making progress as far as getting this cleared away. speeds reduced to 35 miles per hour at the george washington bridge. and accident cleared away. it's a gridlock alert. street cleaning rules are in effect. mass transit doing okay. the statue of liberty sits between new york and new jersey.
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the new jersey. so what state has the right to claim it? the battle is heating up again to put the statue of liberty on a new quart their says new jersey. new york chose the national historic park for its quarter are earless. when new jersey chose the statue of liberty, new yorker right to remain silent speaking up including new york congressman peter king who says it's a new york landmark. >> they stole the jets and the giants and now trying to steal the statue of liberty. just give us a break. let us be the big guys. jersey can find something on their own, maybe a swamp or something. >> oh, themes fighting words. well senator me then doze sent out this tweet showing a map saying, excuse me, but lady liberty belongs to all of americans. new york should take a look at the map.
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jersey have joint jurisdiction, sir. >> all right. well, closing in on 6:00 and working on a breaking story. flames reignite at the scene of a fire that already destroyed three homes. firefighters battling the fire. and new video of the man who police say kidnapped his daughter after stabbing the mother. a man is brutally attacked and robbed in you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price...
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