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this morning in america. 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, the search is on for the driver who hit and killed a bicyclist in rocklin county. new video and new information coming in. >> an nypd detective is among six americans killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan. we have new details on how he's being remembered this morning. >> plus we're getting a closer look at a shooting that happened inside of a supermarket as customers were filling their carts. live in the bronx with new video. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. today's tuesday december 22nd. thanks for being with us. happy winter. >> you're never more than 7
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bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> it is going to be a warm day. it's only going to get warmer from this point on. our temperature has been hanging around 56 degrees since 10:00 last night. that's pretty much where this temperature's going to be. it might get to 55 like it is in north port and massapequa. hauppauge is at 52, 57 at great neck and toward the eastern end it's 56. it should be at 30 in the park and 20 north and west. it is warm on this first day of winter. warm air is surging up from the south. that will be coming in this morning. we'll need your rain gear through the morning. you'll see on our planner we're looking at showers west of the city about 7:00, in the city about 10 and in the afternoon we'll have showers off and on at some point. very warm at 62 degrees. heather's already busy. got an overturned tractor- trailer rig on the bqe. happy tuesday morning to you.
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and to those who use the bqe you want to listen to this one. as you travel to go on to the northbound side, the ramp to the l.i.e. is closed going to that eastbound side of the l.i.e. going to the lower level. that's all because of this right here. this is a tractor-trailer that's on its side. this dump truck over here looks like what they're trying to do is clean up the mess that was spilled, put it on the dump truck and they can hopefully open this ramp. street cleaning rules are in effect. that you think heather. 4:32. breaking now, police in rocklin county are searching for a hit and run driver who hit a bicyclist. investigators tell eyewitness news they are searching for a dark blue car with passenger side damage. police shut down the road while they investigated the deadly crash. the road is expected to be reopened in time for the morning commute. also breaking at this hour, a 93-year-old woman has been
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this is video just in to the eyewitness news room from bay ridge. firefighters pulled the woman from the building on 79th street. she was pronounced dead at the hospital. the cause of that fire is under investigation. 4:33 is our time. one of new york's finest was among the six american troops killed yesterday by a taliban suicide bomber. joseph lemm was a 15-year veteran of the nypd. he was part of the international guard serving in afghanistan. he worked for the warrants division tracking down criminals. camera were rolling in 2013 when he returned from a 10- month long deployment in afghanistan and surprised his family. he served two tours of duty in afghanistan and one in iraq. he leaves behind two young children. nypd commissioner bill bratton says detective joseph lemm
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all strive for. we remember the selfless public service -- we'll have more coming up in a live report at 5 a.m. we have new video showing angles of a shooting that happened inside of a busy supermarket that was full of people. police in the bronx are still looking for the gunman. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live for us in the bronx with details. good morning to you. >> michelle, good morning to you. police are still looking for that man who went inside this grocery store and opened fire while customers including children were shopping. this was all here. you can see the suspects enter through the back. police say he was yelling the victim's name, asking for people to point him out. he gets to the cash register finding his target, shooting a 21-year-old man three times in the torso. cameras caught the suspect running from the scene. witnesses say the whole thing was crazy.
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there was so much going on. he was fighting right in front of everybody. boom boom boom, shooting at the guy. he just wanted to get his target. >> after being shot three times the victim is in stable condition still in the hospital. he is being questioned to see if the two knew each other. also if you know anything about the suspect police are asking for your help, call crime stoppers at 1800-577-tips. live in the bronx kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. it's 4:35. this morning a garbage truck no longer sits on the side of a westchester building. the damage is definitely done. this is what it looked like as crews pulled the truck from the outer wall of yonkers union car service in yonkers last night. police say a medical condition caused the driver to lose control and slam right into the building. the owner of the car service says the truck dealt a devastating blow to her decade old business. >> completely destroyed, completely destroyed. we can't get back in.
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>> city inspectors are still evaluating the building's structural integrity. a 16-year-old girl was slashed in the face while walking to school nearly one week ago and with her attacker still out there she's living in fear and afraid to show her face. cefaan kim spoke with the girl about the terrifying encounter. >> the blood kept coming out. i was bleeding a lot. it was very traumatizing. >> speaking through an interpreter the 16-year-old randomly slashed in the throat says she can't get it out of her mind. she asked us to steal her identity. weak and physically unable to talk she's communicating through pen and paper. there's stitches that run from her eye and ear and down to her throat. she still can't eat solid food. >> my hope is not to have this happen again. >> this is home security video showing the teen leaving for school wednesday morning
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a care in the world as she innocently puts on her back pac. minutes later the camera caught her stumbling home covered in blood, the images too graphic for tv. the victim says she noticed had her attacker following her and out of nowhere without saying a word he cuts her twice from ear to throat with a box cutter. the suspect was wearing a surgical mask and gloves. the teen says she felt the pain right away. it was a pain she had never felt before. all she was thinking at that moment was she needed to get to a hospital as soon as possible. at all. >> the teen says the pain is now bearable but her mother says through an interpreter that her daughter is trying to stay strong to protect her mother. >> she doesn't want her mom to worry. she keeps on saying it's okay, it's okay. her mom understands she's in pain.
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and over the weekend when we saw security with the family, my wife was in tears as we saw her leaving the putting her book bag on, closing the door. these are moments that every single family knows what it's about. this is every parent's worst nightmare. >> doctors told the teen on monday she's expected to make a full recovery. it will be a long road ahead. it will take about a year and she will likely need reconstructive surgery. that is just her physical scars. she says she still wants her american dream. in the meantime anyone with information is being asked to call crime stoppers at 1800-577- tips. there is a $2500 cash reward. in whitestone cefaan kim channel 7en eyewitness news. there's still no word on what caused an industrial accident in westchester county that led to big delays for the evening commute. they temporarily suspended stops yesterday after
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to an industrial plant near a station. there were reports of overheating alcohol tanks. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> hey, let's take a look outside. we've got cloudy skies, a good visibility here from the george washington bridge on the fort lee new jersey side. there's a boat going under the george washington bridge at this hour of the day. here's what's going on this morning. we take a look down the beach here from asbury park. we're looking at a really nice morning. we've got skies where we can see the navigational buoys out there in the atlantic. we've got a good visibility. we've got a few clouds around this morning. the showers are on the way, and the southerly wind coming up. it's just been hanging around since late last night. a couple of sprinkles are now in western new jersey. the main branch of rain is back in central pennsylvania and down to the south. this will swing through this evening.
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the temperatures are going to be very warm. this is the first day of winter. the temperature should be 30 degrees. 32 by 8:00. it's over 20 degrees warmer than that. 56 at 8 to noontime. we're around 60 degrees to 62 this afternoon with showers. not a lot of rain. a quarter inch to maybe a half inch around and then we'll have cloudy skies tonight. we're going to talk about maybe breaking the record all-time high for the month of december in new york city. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. listen up, here we go. >> we certainly do. let's go over to a webcam and i want to talk to you about the bqe northbound side. you see that tractor-trailer. that is the bqe as you go northbound on to the ramp for the eastbound side of the l.i.e. lower level. that ramp is closed down. you do have a lane closure on the bqe: i'm going to show you a picture of 6th avenue, and it's right near 45th street.
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49th street, and this is all because of an right near 6th avenue at 45th street we have an accident involving a cab and a tractor- trailer. george washington bridge not doing too badly. subways your d, g, and 1 train dealing with track issues and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, michelle over to you. >> 4:41 right now, still ahead, the woman accused of driving her car into people on the las vegas strip is talking to police. hear why she says she was stressed out the night of the deadly crash. >> no charges to be filed in the jailhouse death of sandra bland. hear what her family has to say this morning. >> and that college student whose mac and cheese rant went
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winters is officially about five hours old. some people in california may already be sick of it. snow came down at a rate of 1 inch per hour yesterday in the sierra nevada mountains. a winter storm warning is in effect this morning there. 3 feet of snow could be on the ground before the sierra storm moves away tonight. no thank you. >> they can keep it. >> yeah. >> looks good over there. looks real nice. 4:44. meteorologist bill evans joins we don't have that here with forecast. >> oh, no, no we don't at all. we have the polar opposite as a matter of fact. that's what part when you have an el nino year. you have that going on in the what we have here is the warm. that's what we've got. we have cloudy skies this morning, a nice start to the day where it's very comfortable. you'll need your rain gear. there will be some showers by
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the beach, down the boardwalk, looking good from asbury park toward belmar and point pleasant. the humidity moderate. the winds are southwest. we see that pressure hanging around at 30.25. there is this cold front and these showers approaching from the west that are coming our way. yesterday we were looking around the 40s for the high. we're going to be looking around 46 for kingston and poughkeepsie. 53 around trenton, 55 belmar, 51 bridgeport. we're looking at winds mostly out of the south. that's what keeps pouring in the moisture and pumping up the warm air. this will go to a light southerly wind tonight with this rain. that's something we really have to be on the lookout for overnight tonight and christmas eve morning. there's a couple of showers in ulster sullivan county and down to our south and west. the main branch of this is all the way back in here to the ohio valley. we'll have this off and on through the day today. we'll get a little break and
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that will be heavier tomorrow afternoon. you'll see this on our futurecast. the rain gets going around 11:00, noontime, and then into the afternoon. you see this afternoon this kind of gets done by the time school is out, and then tonight we kind of have partly cloudy skies but fog forms overnight, and then here comes the rain tomorrow starting around noon, 1:00, and this next batch that comes up from the south and west and that will last into wednesday night. that just surges warm air up and over us, and we get quite warm for christmas eve thursday. we're quite mild today at 62. normal high around 40. mild tonight with areas of fog overnight. we're at 51. tomorrow we've got dense fog in the morning, rain in the afternoon that could be heavy far time. we're at 62 degrees. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. so we've got that rain tomorrow, the warm air surges up. the low wednesday night is 61. the temperature doesn't move a whole lot tomorrow. it warms up to 74 tomorrow, and
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high, which is 63, but it could tie the all-time high set become in 98, which is the warmest year ever for new york city. that was when it was 75 degrees. then you see even on christmas day it's gorgeous. we're at 66. even the weekend the temperatures are very mild in the 50s, and there might be a chance of a passing shower. so, you know, we can go caroling and sing beach boys songs. >> i like it. >> that's very funny. >> i'm going to see who sings what because i'm going to go service hopping thursday night. >> yeah, got to do messiah. you got to do what child is this, a little green sleeves. i'm just saying. >> fun fun fun. >> fun fun fun [ laughter ] >> that's good. >> oh, heather. mm-hmm. >> what is going on over there? >> no fun on the bqe at all. for those of you who use the bqe it's not the entire bqe.
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this is not the tractor-trailer that was on its side. the tractor-trailer that was on its side is still on its side and it's right over here. they're trying to remove the debris and put it into the dump truck. this is the l.i.e. going's to that lower level. at one point we had only one lane open. it looks like they have opened those lanes. you still have that ramp closed down as you try to get to the bqe. this is 6th avenue. this looks over here. 6th avenue you have an accident involving a cab and a tractor- trailer. we also have problems with the g train, the 1 train. you want to keep that one in mind. they do have some shuttle buses available. you have your street cleaning rules in effect. a woman accused of driving into a crowd of people on the las vegas strip says she was stressed out over her living situation. lakeisha holloway faces a long list of charges including murder.
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according to a police report holloway told investigators she had been living in her car for a week and was stressed out from constantly being kicked out of parking lot where she tried to sleep. 21-year-old jessica valenzuela was killed. a grand jury in the case of sandra bland has decided not to return any indictments. bland was found dead in her jail cell last summer. the 28-year-old had been arrested three days earlier for allegedly assaulting an officer during a traffic stop. officials in waller county texas said she hanged herself with a plastic bag. her family rejected that finding. bland's family said they still have questions about the case. >> the grand jury is committed to doing what's right, and we're committed to doing what's right no matter how long it takes. we and the grand jury, anything that they've asked for we've done our best to give it to them.
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handling the case says the grand jury will reconvene in january to decide whether the trooper who arrested bland should face charges. 4:50 right now. a woman in new jersey is accused of attacking a woman with a pipe over a parking spot. 48-year-old kenia nicolas-king is charged with aggravated assault. she allegedly attacked an 18- year-old driver who pulled into a parking spot she wanted at the garden state plaza in paramus. king tossed the 15-inch pipe out of her car window after the attack. she was arrested after getting stuck in traffic. new images have been released of a suspect wanted for a jewelry heist at gwinnett paltrow's pop-up store. the suspect stole watches and bracelets and took off with two accomplices. the former university student who was arrested after a tantrum thrown over macaroni
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special probation. luke got tee gained internet notoriety when video of his demands for mac and cheese went viral. he was arrested after a scuffle with a food court manager. the judge admitted him into a program that allows for a year of probation. he told the judge he is ashamed of his actions and is no longer enrolled at uconn. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, two members of the nypd set to stand before a judge today. why prosecutors say they took bribes from local club owners. >> 14 robberies are being linked to one man. hear where the suspect was
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abc7 and your trtri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning, good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. we're going to be looking at a morning where we start out with temperatures that are going to be right around 56 degrees. >> oh. >> i'm a professional. don't worry. i can handle. watch this. you've just got to know how to talk to the equipment. [ clapping ]
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>> here we go. we're looking at showers showing up on the accuweather radar here across 80. we'll have a few showers during the day today and more showers this afternoon and even more rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. so as we look here from our camera right here at 4 times square looking south, we are looking at very warm numbers here. as a matter of fact the next seven hours the temperature's going to be at 56 warming into the 60s. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather has problems on the bqe. >> i want to tell you if you do go to the george washington bridge, the palisades parkway south at exit 2 is closed with police activity. we have this closure, and this is the bqe northbound ramp to the eastbound side of the l.i.e.'s lower level. overturned tractor-trailer, debris spill. they're trying to get the tractor-trailer uprighted. their putting the debris in this dump truck. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. at least one body has been
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in china as the search continues for survivors. china's official newspaper says 81 people are still missing. the avalanche buried nearly three dozen buildings. at least seven people have been pulled from the debris. a new york city police lieutenant and detective are due in court. prosecutors say they took bribes from a club owner to warn them about raids. detective yatio yem and robert sung are accused of profiting $2000 a month. in return the bar owner got a heads-up about upcoming raids. if convicted the officers could face 15 years in prison. a dangerous high speed chase led by a teenager and his little sister all caught on camera. a car was driving ere rattily in michigan -- erratically in michigan. at the wheel is a 13-year-old boy.
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the kids run away. they were quickly caught. the boy may face charges. >> we are closing in on 5:00. new images in our newsroom of a fast moving fire that destroyed a home that was under construction. >> and we are live in the bronx where nypd officers are now mourning one of their own, the man whose face you're looking at on the screen right now is detective joseph lemm. he was among six american troops who were killed in a suicide attack that happened in afghanistan. >> and a big heads-up as we show you 66th street and columbus on this tuesday morning. do not leave home without your rain gear. you've got to bring your stuff, bring your umbrella. meteorologist bill evans will be back with details on when the rain rolls in as ken gives -- you see his hand? >> i'm waving there.
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this is new york's number # news channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, ask bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. we're following breaking news at 5 a.m. a fast moving fire destroys a home in new jersey under construction at the time. we're working with the fire department to find out exactly what caused it. an nypd detective has been killed by a suicide attacker while serving our country in afghanistan. we have new reaction from top political leaders this morning. >> and it's the first full day of winter but it won't feel like it. we're watching heavy rain, or rain at least headed our way. we're looking ahead to possible record temperatures this week. we're not talking record low temperatures either. >> no. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. today's tuesday december 22nd.
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>> good to be here. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and here's bill. >> good morning everyone. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. grab your rain gear. mild. we have clear skies, a morning degrees. we're going to be looking at 60s. these numbers are way warm for this hour of the day. 46 around kingston, poughkeepsie, 352 around bridgeport. these numbers are mild. you do need your umbrella. a few showers up the hudson river valley, 684 and through the thruway. a couple of showers. temperature warms to 62. then it gets foggy. we're going to talk about that and some very warm record high weather coming your way. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. she's been very busy this morning. >> i'm kind of just running lapse around the studio. trying to get my workout in before i have some christmas food. lets go over to our mass transit chart.
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was going to eat but that would take my entire report. long island railroad, metro north new jersey transit doing okay. we can also look at our subway status. we have some track work on our g trains, our d trains and we're looking at another problem as we go over to our next map. i can tell you that we do have a situation on the bqe northeast ramp to the l.i.e. east of the lower level. we have that accident that involves that overturned tractor-trailer. it's blocking that ramp. another problem that we're dealing with, it's the palisades parkway going south near exit 2, police activity. we do have all lanes closed down. other than that subway issue our mass transit is doing okay. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. thank you so much heather. more on that breaking news that heather adjuster mentioned. the southbound palisades parkway was shut down after a police chase. it happened south of exit 2 in the last hour. police took the suspects into custody after a foot chase in the woods. we checked with police, we
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our kala rama is headed to the scene and will bring us a live report when she arrives. also breaking in new jersey, new video just into the newsroom a big house fire in homedale. the home was under construction at the time. nobody got hurt. an nypd detective is among the six american troops killed while serving our country in afghanistan. staff sergeant joseph lemm was a member of the bronx street claims unit. he was killed by a suicide base. precinct. >> reporter: you can see the black bunting over my shoulder. they are officially in mourning here at the 50th precinct as are the 30-plus other members of the nypd with who are all grieving the loss of detective joseph lemm. lemm was 45 years old and a 15-
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he spent most of his life serving on the tough streets of new york city as well as in defense of democracy in the military working in some very dangerous places. lemm was part of a convoy driving through a village near bagram airfield yesterday when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle drove into that convoy and detonated a number of explosives killing six american troops. lemm was one of them. now lemm was a detective with the nypd. again, a 15-year veteran, a member of the squad which tracks down wanted offenders and violent offenders. he was also a member of the air national guard serving two tours of duty in afghanistan and one in iraq. he was also a married father of two. this is video from 2013 when receive lemm surprised his then 13-year-old daughter and 2-year- old son when he came home after
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you can see there it was a very touching and emotional moment. mayor bill de blasio released a statement saying in part detective joseph lemm gave his life yet asked for little in return other than to serve his country and his fellow new yorkers who may not have known him in life but mourn his death nonetheless. back here live outside the 50th precinct, again, you can see the black bunting over my shoulder. funeral plans are now in the works. meanwhile the taliban has claimed responsibility for that deadly attack. we're live this morning, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray thank you. it is 5:05, and the armed gunman believed to be behind at least 14 store robberies on long island has apparently struck yet again. the robber wearing forced his way into a babies"r"us store yesterday morning in west bury. he tide up two female workers with handcuffs and looted the
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>> right now it appears that he's looking at stores that do employ females. it's either usually during the opening or closing phase of that, and he usually knows that there's not too many people in that area at the point. >> nassau county police say catching the robber is their number one priority right now and they have intensified patrols at businesses. happening today, the trucker involved in the deadly crash that severely injured comedian tracy morgan will try to get the case dismissed. kevin roper's attorney says the wal-mart driver won't be able to get a fair trial based on negative publicity. roper's truck hit them last year on the new jersey turnpike. mcnair was killed in the crash. overnight donald trump used a sexually derogatory against his democratic
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clinton camp has some strong words for trump. abc's kenneth moton is following the latest and joins us live from washington. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. this is definitely not the first time clinton and trump have been at each other, and it certainly won't be the last. >> hillary clinton versus donald trump, the top contenders war of words got down right nasty overnight. the gop front runner used a vulgar term to describe clinton's 2008 loss to president obama. >> she was favored to win and she got -- i mean she lost, she lost. >> trump at a rally in michigan called out clinton for taking a bathroom break during the abc news democratic debate. >> i know where she went. it's disgusting. >> trump's latest attack sparked by this claim from clinton. >> he is becoming isis's best recruiter. they are going to people showing video of donald trump
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order to recruit more radical jihadists. >> trump called that a lie and demanded an apology. clinton's campaign said "hell no" and clarified clinton's claim on msnbc. >> these comments are being aired across the mideast and isis are pointing to them on social media. it is making us less safe. it's farcical to suggest from donald trump to all people that hillary clinton should apologize to him. >> instead clinton got creative. >> together they shout with great grinchyzeal. >> she released this campaign video featuring the "grinches and gopville. >> we'll send them back to gopville where they all belong. >> clinton's campaign chair went on a twitter ramp saying "that she will never back down from calling out trump" reporting live here in washington, kenneth moton channel 7 eyewitness news.
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stay with eyewitness news, abc news for updates on vote 2016. good morning america has a live report from grand rapids michigan coming up at 7:00. >> time now is 5:09. you're never more than -- come back on screen in a second. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans kicks it off with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> hi. >> hey good morning, we take a look outside this morning. we're going to be looking at a cloudy morning, and yet the visibilities not that bad. visibilities are not that bad this morning. just -- just the rest of it is bad. here's what's going on this morning, a look at brooklyn to the lower east side around the wall street area, a temperature of 56 degrees, cloudy skies, and we've got northwest winds to a southwest wind around. as this front slides eastward today we've got showers, and showers will get heavier as we go into the afternoon off and on. there's a big batch of rain to the west. we'll get more of that tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon.
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around 9:00. we're looking at showers off and on, about a quarter inch to a half inch of rain, and temperatures will be in the low 60s as we go into tonight. the temperature's not going to drop a whole lot overnight tonight. at the bus stop kiddos, grab the umbrella, the raincoat. you'll need the rain gear. the temperatures are mild. there will be a few showers in spots this morning in some areas north and west of the city for the start of the day and after school it's 56 with a couple showers. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. morning. >> we are very busy. let's go over to a webcam and the bqe. they have uprighted the tractor- trailer and they have moved the tractor-trailer off the bqe. here's a map. we'll talk about the bqe northeast ramp to the l.i.e. east, that lower level. that ramp is still closed down. that overturned tractor-trailer has been cleared away. subway status g and d trains we had some earlier issues.
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care of that. palisades parkway south exit 2, police activity. all lanes are closed. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, michelle over to you. >> still ahead one eye this tuesday morning, iranian hackers break into a computer system in westchester county. hear what they did. >> also ahead a punishment handed do that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls
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new details this morning in that cyber security breach. iranian hackers were able to access the control system. investigators believe the intruders didn't actually do any damage. this is not the first time this happened.
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database of u.s. dams made by the army corps of engineers. >> it's fairly scary for us to imagine that someone sitting on the other side of the world could hit a key stroke and water could start flooring through the dam. >> the department of homeland security said it is working with the private and federal sector to strengthen cyber security. the giant's odell beckham junior has appealed his one game suspension. it stems from his actions against carolina. he picked up three unsportsmanlike penalties including one for a helmet to helmet hit on the panther's josh norman. tom coughlin says he hopes something positive comes out of this situation. >> i hope he learns exactly what should be learned, that there is no place in this game for these personal battles. it is team first, team last, team always, and nothing, nothing stands above that. >> beckham's appeal is expected to be heard by tomorrow.
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sunday's game in minnesota. time is 5:15. meteorologist bill evans part of our team joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> we've got cloudy skies as we look from our camera in brooklyn to wall street, 1 world trade and the brooklyn bridge, 56 degrees. the humidity is 72%. the winds are southwest at 5. the pressure's falling because rain is on the way. yesterday's high was 56. normal 41 just to let you know how warm it is, and it only gets warmer. it's going to be 30 degrees warmer than normal this week. cloudy the next few days. it's warm air that builds in to record levels christmas eve. we could actually even tie the all-time record high for december. it clears out christmas day. 53 now from sayreville, toms river to wrightstown, 35 around monticello, all of these numbers are way warm. there's a couple of showers up that way too. there's some showers become to our west. this will be rain off and on through the day today. our futurecast shows that batch of rain really kind of getting heavy around noontime, lunchtime here into the afternoon, and then after
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we get a break. you can see clouds clear out tonight for a time. then on our futurecast, it's cloudy tomorrow. 1:00 for the evening, and into tomorrow night. what surges up is a lot of warm air overnight. we could have an inch or so of rain, but the warm air surges up, and that's going to create fog tonight and fog for thursday night into christmas morning. as you see here 10:00 temperature 56, some rain, 60, 61 this afternoon, normal temperature will be around 40, and then overnight you see we're still into the 50s, and tomorrow by the time we get into the afternoon we're back to the low 60s again with this rain coming through the area into form night. then look at the temperature at 4 a.m. on thursday, 66 degrees to start the day. it will get into the low 70s. rainfall amounts are going to be in the tenths today, and then we could get over an inch or so of rain by the time we go to thursday morning. about a quarter inch of rain this afternoon and this evening. then as we go into thursday an inch of rain of top of that.
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be mild after 62 degrees. warm on christmas eve, record warmth over much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. your weekend shapes up like this. temperatures still well above normal, temperature high as 40 h. we're at 54 and 56. couple showers on saturday and sunday. cloudy, quite mild today with a few showers. tonight areas of fog, we're at 51. tomorrow patchy dense fog in the morning. watch out for that. rain at times heaviest in the afternoon. then as we go into thursday christmas eve, check this out. the record is 63. we're just going to destroy that. the all time is 75 set back in 98. that's an all-time record high for the month of december. christmas day is looking great. sunshine and clouds, we're looking at a beautiful day. 66 degrees. let's go fishing. >> and then this weekend we've got a couple of showers. i'm going to water ski on christmas day.
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you didn't put it away yet, right? >> of course not. >> that's my man. >> i'm the weatherman i know how warm it's going to be. >> awesome. >> hey heather what's going on? >> it looks like we do have good news as far as the subways are concerned. lets go over to our subway status. a you will of our subway maps are calling -- we'll go over to our subway status, check out the maps, subway service running on or close to schedule, long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing just fine. we have this big problem palisades parkway south at exit 2, police activity. we have all lanes closed down. in addition to that route 9w is closed both ways between hillside avenue and closter dock road. ramp to the l.i.e. east lower level an accident. street cleaning rules are in effect. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle restaurants the states where the cases have been confirmed
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a major milestone for space travel. an unmanned rocket boost ere blasted off and returned to land vertically. spacex sent a rocket soaring toward orbit. they landed the 15 story leftover booster back on earth safely. happy people cheering it on. it represents a tremendous success for that company that
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costs down and open up space to more people. a private company. >> private company. 5:22. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> that's a big thing. they landed the boost. >> yep. >> hey, where else am i going to find my space junk. cut that out. we're finding ourselves looking at a few showers over the hudson river valley. the main body is to our south and west. that's going to be coming in as we get through our morning commute. 39 around monticello is going to be a very, very warm day today. look at these temperatures, 55 by 6:00, 55, 56 degrees, and then we jump into the low 60s later on today. the showers start about midday and go into the afternoon. as the showers start the temperatures go into the low 60s. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. it's weather then heather. how's it going out there? >> let's go over to our maps.
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we have kala rama on the scene. the palisades parkway going southbound near exit 2 in alpine, we have at least one lane reopened. route 9w is closed both ways between hillside avenue and closter dock road. subway service is running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit is doing okay. showing you the bqe northbound terror trying to get that ramp to the l.i.e. opened up. listen to this, 5:23, thank you heather. still ahead on eyewitness news, the new menu item tested by mcdonald's that sounds like home cooking more than fast food. it's available for a limited time only. it's not the mcrib. >> i love the mcrib. >> we want to see the spectacular christmas lights in your neighborhood. we got some really good ones
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no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter.
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5:26. on the money this morning, asian markets are mixed. >> japan's nikkei average fell a fraction of a point. hong kong's hang seng had a
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the dow starts up 123 points at 17251. we told you yesterday the futures were pointing to a higher open. nasdaq and s&p 500 alsobegin higher. a new e. coli outbreak has been linked to chipotle. >> abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan have this morning's business headlines. >> more illness linked to chipotle restaurants. e. coli cases have been linked to chipotle in kansas and oklahoma. almost 500 people have been sickened after eating at chipotle in recent months. sales have fallen and its stock lost another 3% yesterday. we're only sending out half as many cards as in 2002 from 2.9 billion then to 1.4 billion last year. >> the way it all worse out just -- works out just four cards per person. >> and another new menu item in mcdonald's. mac and cheese.
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meal entree or a la carte for $1.75. it's unclear whether they will take the mac and cheese national. >> mac and cheese happy meals are big in my household. they would be. 5:28. we continue to follow brecking news in new jersey, shots fired during a place chase in the palisades. >> breaking news in rocklin county, the search is on for a hit and run driver who killed someone on a bicycle. >> new video released overnight showing a shooting that took place inside a bronx supermarket.
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track down. >> let's take a live look outside right now. it is dry at the moment, but that will change later today. however, when the rain arrives you could probably fan yourself off. it's going to be plenty warm at the time. wait until you hear how warm it's going to be come christmas eve. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thanks for being bus. i'm michelle charlesworth today is tuesday december 22nd. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. the man of the hour. >> grab the umbrella there, some showers in parts of the area up the hudson river valley and west of the city. the temperatures are quite mild. your 5:30 temp still 56. it's been 56 degrees since 10:00 last night. it's still hanging around. 53 smithtown, babylon, brook haven, west hampton, and 56 out toward east hampton to montauk. 55 down the jersey shore. these numbers are 25 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year with that southerly wind coming up and a few sprinkles up the hudson river valley. the main body of that rain is eastern pennsylvania and back
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that comes in during the day today, mostly midday, 60s. with that warm air surging up, heavy. patchy dense fog for tomorrow morning. we'll talk about that next. commute. she's got troubles all over the place. >> everywhere. >> just pick a spot. jersey. as we travel on to the bqe or around the palisades parkway rather, palisades parkway going south near exit 2. police activity we have only one lane open. kala rama is on the scene of that. 9w is completely closed both directions between hillside avenue and closter dock road. you have 9w closed down with that ongoing police activity. bqe north ramp to the l.i.e. east lower level, an accident, tractor-trailer uprighted. 6th avenue at 45th street accident involving a cab and a tractor-trailer. subways doing okay. other mass transit also fine. street cleaning rules are in effect.
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thank you so much. we're following breaking news in new jersey that heather was talking about. a portion of the palisades parkway is closed after police attempted to pull over a vehicle and shots were fired. kala rama has just arrived with details. she's in alpine. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. we're on the southbound lanes here of the palisades interstate parkway. traffic now building because it's down to one lane open. further down a line of flashing lights. those are police cars here pulled along the side of the road here looking in the woods right next to the interstate here for more possible suspects. here's what we know so far. police were attempting to pull over a vehicle in passaic, shots were fired. multiple police departments attempted to pull over a vehicle on route 3, then new jersey turnpike and the george washington bridge. then in this area, the suspects bailed out of the car and rap into these woods. police followed with a foot chase into the woods. that's where they are now. at this point you can see, again, a number of law
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southbound lanes here a number of flashing lights and beams through this heavily wooded area. that means officers are searching the woods on foot. at this point there are no reports of any injuries, and right now police are saying custody. what they're looking for in the woods now is more possible suspects and a weapon because earlier shots were fired. we're live here on the palisades interstate parkway, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. 5:33. also breaking overnight, police in rocklin county searching for a hit and run driver who killed a bicyclist. it happened on route 202 and sky meadow road in suffern. investigators say they're searching for a dark blue car with passenger side damage. also break at this hour, a deadly fire in brooklyn. this was the scene at a building on 79th street near 4th avenue in bay ridge earlier this morning. firefighters pulled a 93-year- old woman from one of the apartments just after 1:30 in the morning. she is pronounced dead at the hospital. the cause of the fire still
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one of new york's finest was among the six american troops killed yesterday by taliban suicide bomber in afghanistan. detective joseph lemm was a 15- year veteran of the nypd. he was part of the air national guard serving in afghanistan. here at home detective lemm worked for the warrants criminals. bunting draped in the bronx in memory of lemm. cameras were rolling in 2013 when he returned from a 10- month deployment in afghanistan and surprised his family. he served two tours of duty in afghanistan, one in iraq. nypd commissioner bill bratton says joseph lemm epitomized the selflessness we can only strive for putting his country and city first. we remember this selfless public servant who dedicated his life to protecting others. here's a live picture from the precinct where lemm worked in the kingsbridge section of the bronx. more coming up in a live report at 6 a.m. 5:34. new video this morning of a
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supermarket full of people. that's a man opening fire on someone inside of a sea town supermarket on southern boulevard in mott haven yesterday. the store was filled with customers when the bullets started flying. a 21-year-old man believed to be the target was shot three times. he's in the hospital. this morning a garbage truck no longer sits on the side of a westchester building. the damage has definitely been done. this is what it looked like as crews pulled the truck from the outer wall of yonkers union car service. a medical condition caused the driver of the truck to lose control, slam into the building on nepperhan avenue. the owner of the car service says the truck dealt a devastating blow to her decades old business. >> completely destroyed, completely destroyed. we can't get we can't do any business. we are completely shut down. >> city inspectors are still evaluating that building's structural integrity. it's 5:36. a man is waking up, hopefully
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bars after leading police on a 3-mile high speed chase on long island. police say 26-year-old jimmy pierre of spring valley was behind the wheel of a 2016 audi pushing nearly 130 miles an hour in a 55 miles an hour zone. once troopers caught up with him and a female passenger, police say they were both hostile and visibly intoxicated. pierre was hit with a list of charges including dwi, reckless endangerment. the woman accused of driving her car into a crowd of people on the sidewalk in the vegas strip said she was stressed out over her living situation. lakeisha holloway faces a list of charges including murder. holloway told investigators she had been living in her car for a week and was stressed out from constantly being kicked out of parking lots where she was trying to sleep. holloway was living in the car
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was killed and at least 35 people were injured. 5:37. you're never more than 7 minutes freeway weather and traffic. we begin with -- more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. we begin with meteorologist bill evans. >> let's take a look at 4 times square looking south right here right now on our stage we have cloudy skies and temperatures are quite mild at 56 degrees. we're going to be looking at temperatures today that will just climb right into the 60s. it will be about 25 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. right now it is, it's 56. 30. there are a couple of showers here around i-80 and northern new jersey around passaic, bergen county, morris county and up the thruway here. the rain that you'll encounter is back to our west. it gets here around midday and will be lasting through the afternoon. temperatures are really article for this time of the year, 57 11:00, 52 this afternoon, average afternoon high temperature is right around 40, 41 degrees. so kiddos at the bus stop you might run into a sprinkle or
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you certainly will run into these knuckle heads, these people here at the bus stop here this morning. after school it is 62 degrees. she's the very busy one this morning right there. >> yes, she's very busy and holding an umbrella all at the same time. >> look at you. >> now i just facebook'd and tweeted out an alert to those who use the george washington bridge. here is a look at the bridge. the bridge itself is doing fine, getting there that's the problem. it is the palisades parkway southbound at exit 2, police activity leaves only one lane open. route 9w is closed between hillside avenue and closter dock road. kala rama is on the scene. we also have the bqe northeast ramp to the l.i.e. east lower level, that is an accident. overturned tractor-trailer uprighted but all lens still closed -- lanes still closed down. we have an accident involving a cab and a tractor-trailer. subways are doing okay, long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit are on time. street cleaning rules are in
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ken, michelle over to you. thank you heather. 5:39. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, slashed and afraid, eyewitness news speaks with a teenager who was attacked while on her way to school. hear why she is still in fear. >> also ahead, it's beginning to look a lot like christmas but on the west coast. see the snowfall that is
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5:42. it has been nearly a week since a 16-year-old girl was slashed in the face while walking to school in queens. we're now hearing from the young woman who says she's still terrified by the attack. she is afraid to show her face because her attacker is still out there. she can also only communicate by writing because of her injuries. through an interpreter she said she can't get the ordeal out of her mind. >> it's just the blood kept coming out. i was bleeding a lot. it was very traumatizing. i hope not to have this happen again. >> anyone with information is asked to please call crime stoppers. doctors say the teen will take about a year to recover physically from the attack. 5:42. heavy snow, look at that, remember what snow looks like. blanketed high elevations in nevada at the rate of an inch an hour. it was perfect for people who
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the plows were trying to keep up. fedex delivery trucks also trying to keep one struggles of their own. >> slow going on the highway, a lot of traffic, low visibility, but, you know, they're doing a great job clearing the roads. >> heavy snowstorms are not easing up there. they're expected to continue throughout the week. >> bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast. very pretty over there, 3,000 miles away. >> it is very pretty. we need snow here too. it hurts a lot of businesses. upstate they need it for the ski resorts. as we look across the east river here and out toward flushing bay looking really good, clouds across the area. the chrysler building is brought to you by jeep. here we go this morning, we take a look from our camera here in brooklyn over to wall street. temperature 56 degrees, the humidity 72%. the winds continue to be out of the southwest, and the pressure holding steady. so we have it happens in the mid-50s around the five
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that is really warm for this hour of the day. we're looking at 14 up toward monticello, temperatures are going to keep climbing. a couple of showers popping up here, a little drizzle this morning from central jersey. eastern pennsylvania to around central pennsylvania, that really comes in midday. our computer model is showing 11:00, noontime, and then it's sort of out of the area by 3, 4:00. tonight we get a break, and tomorrow we're cloudy with fog, and then rain by lunchtime 2:00 tomorrow into the evening into tomorrow night. two days you need your rain gear, and big fog for thursday morning. traveling on christmas eve morning there will be big slowdowns with this fog. temperatures will be in the low 60s this afternoon with this rain. you see 60, 61 from the park south on our computer model. we get this break tonight. the temperatures overnight are still in the upper 50s. tomorrow we're around 62 with
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evening, and then tomorrow night look at the temperatures surging up. tomorrow morning we start the day at 67 degrees. it's going to be really warm. departures from normal. this is from december 1st through the 22nd. we're 11 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year on average. that's a lot. some days within 20, 25 degrees above normal. last year to contrast last winter, we were 11 1/2, nearly 12 degrees colder last year. 11 1/2 degrees warmer this year. it will even be warm this weekend, showers saturday, maybe a sprinkle on sunday but quite mild with a couple of showers this afternoon and this evening, fog overnight tonight. some showers tomorrow afternoon after some fog in the morning, watch out for that, then, well, that rain wednesday could be a little bit on the heavy side as you see in the afternoon and evening as we go into the nighttime, maybe an inch of rain. then we get this record high temperature on thursday that
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high, which is 75 set back in 1998. so it will be very warm on christmas eve. christmas day is great. sun and clouds, 66 degrees, fire up the barbecue, get the boat ready to set. make sure you got the bathing suit, and you'll be all good. >> tell rudolph just to stay home. >> i don't know. >> we've got patchy dense fog. >> you need the visibility. you need to be able to see. we've got to get through that. >> nose so bright. >> like us here on the island of misfit toys, we will be just fine with mild weather for christmas. >> it is obvious. >> i was mr. misfit toy 1978. >> keep stating the facts. >> you weren't even born. >> let's go over to the bqe. unfortunately we have this situation still with us. we have a webcam to show you of the bqe, and that mess is still there. they're still trying to get that cleared up. as we take a look at our maps,
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northeast ramp to the l.i.e. east lower level, the accident, overturned tractor-trailer uprighted but all lanes remain closed. police activity still on the palisades parkway near exit 2. our mass transit is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. michelle, ken over to you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the restaurant warning sign getting a lot of attention this holiday season. why the restaurant chain is calling itself politically incorrect. >> and we're excited to announce the return of our holiday tradition on christmas day for the 15th time we're going to read your holiday letters and season greetings live on the air. not me, i will be in the living room in my jammies. bill ritter will be here with lauren glassberg and lee goldberg. they are a hoot.
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bryant? abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. 5:50 right now. there's still no word this morning on what led to an industrial accident ins we chester county that caused huge delays for the evening commute. metro north temporarily suspended stops yesterday after firefighters were called to an industrial plant adjacent to the station. there were reports of overheating alcohol tanks. passengers already on the train had to find another way home. the ossining station eventually did reopen. 5:50. if you want a sign that you're a politically incorrect restaurant, head to texas. take a look at this, these are the signs that will greet you outside of eateries owned by the berry hill corporation in houston. they warn patrons that workers will say merry christmas and
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berry hill's ceo says sometimes people have to stand up and say say enough is enough. >> i celebrate christmas, and i was okay with that, and i salute the flag, and i, you know, am an american, so it didn't offend me at all. >> there's like 20 holidays this time of year, so like i don't have a problem with happy holidays either. >> berry hill which specializes in mexican cuisine has posted the signs at some of its non- texan outposts. some high school students on long island are prepping for an overseas performance but not just anywhere, they've been asked to perform at the vatican. [ music ] >> wow. >> wow. i don't want to talk over that. the glen cove high school choir will be singing for the pope. this isn't their first go-round with high profile performances. two years ago they performed for the first family at the white house. this upcoming performance has new charges.
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leading the entire papal mass in latin. >> we've been working since middle of july nonstop. it's song after song after song. >> beautiful. the group had to receive special permission from the vatican to perform since they are not from a catholic school. the performance will take place wednesday january 6th. 5:52. we continue to follow breaking news in new jersey. only one lane to the palisades parkway open after shots fired after police attempt to pull over a vehicle.
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you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together. thank you for joining us. happy tuesday to you. it's going to be rainy. grab the umbrella. you need that. you see on our accuweather radar. there's a couple showers around 287, 684 across to 84 down to 80. these are light scattered showers. there's more shower activity back to our south and west here that's going to be coming in during the day today. then we get a break tonight.
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nice ride if you're taking the ferry over today. a southerly to a southwest wind. humidities have picked up into that 80% range. a south wind across from staten island blowing across as we go this morning. today the next several hours we're going to be looking at that temperature kind of increasing from the low 50s. weather then heather and the bqe. >> yes, that's right. >> both can be big trouble. >> that's true. lets go right over to a webcam. that is true. as you go northbound on the bqe you have a jam packed ride from the williamsburg bridge into the l.i.e. where this ramp is still closed down with an overturned tractor- trailer uprighted. we'll head to our maps, bqe northbound the ramp to the l.i.e. east lower level overturned tractor-trailer. that ramp is still closed down. then you have the palisades parkway as you head on to the southbound side, exit 2, police activity, 9w also closed down through that spot. our mass transit is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in
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thank you. it's 5:56. an alarming audit reveals deplorable conditions at most homeless shelters in new york city. 87 of those inspected units had conditions that raised health and safety concerns. inspectors found mold, rodents most of the 100 apartments surveyed at homeless shelters. stringer says that is not acceptable. >> the condition of city shelters is appalling and unacceptable. in just one case a family with five children was placed in a shelter unit just three days after a fire in a neighboring apartment. the family had to live with the overwhelming stench of smoke for over a month. >> the audit also found flaws in the department of homeless services methods to move families out of shelters. 5:56. closing in on 6:00. a wild end to a police chase.
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crawl on the palisades interstate parkway. a live report with the major traffic mess. firefighters still on the scene of a massive fire that destroyed a mansion in new jersey. >> the security changes coming to one local airport involving four-legged guards. >> and meteorologist bill evans is timing the rain headed our way in the exclusive accuweather foreca son, the holiday season's just like football season... you got your big games... ...cheese plates, turkey, appetizers.
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