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everything nature's promise is so wholesome... and it doesn't take the whole paycheck. stop & shop's exclusive nature's promise. eat well for less. my stop & shop. a 2.1 magnitude earthquake shook new jersey residents this morning. eyewitness news is live with latest. plus, a deadly fire in 56-year-old man. why officials are now saying this was no accident. and good morning everyone. you are looking live at lower manhattan from our cameras over
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thanks for joining us on this saturday, january 2nd, 2016. >> it's weird, right? >> yeah. i feel like i just saw you sign a check. because i would do it incorrectly. i am michelle charlesworth. >> i am tone toni yates in for rob nelson. >> did you bring in banana cream pie? >> you know she is famous for many things. >> who is the biggest fan of toni's banana cream pudding? right over here. >> oh, pudding. right. not pie. anyway. >> between you and the photographer, i don't know. i have to make like two bowls so you can take it home. i am going make it tonight for you. >> and it's light. >> and i will have it tomorrow for you. >> leave it in the fridge. amy is back tomorrow morning. >> i want the to see your smiling face here.
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or pete is going to take it. >> right? i know. true. >> good morning. >> so cold outside. >> it is. finally, we have seasonably cold temperatures out there. near the freezing mark. 33 degrees. we should be down in the upper 20s early in the morning. we head outside right now. there is a live look over towards the southern end of the park. this is our radar satellite picture. there are some snow showers off of the great lakes and a couple of these flurries made it all the way to parts of our viewing area during the day yesterday at times with along with that cloud cover. today we will break out more in the way of sunshine as this wind comes from the west rather from the northwest. a little less moisture from the lakes right now. 32 newark. 32 teterboro. temperatures down to 25 or so at monticello. 27 toms river. 31 bridgeport. above freezing on the east end of the island at montauk.
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lot of sunshine today. 32 at 8:00 in the morning. 38 by noon. 40 at 4:00 in the noon. we typically get up to 38, 39 degrees this time of year. a degree or two above average later today. real arctic air comes into your accuweather seven-day forecast. we will detail that a little bit later. and we are following breaking news in new jersey where an earthquake rattled people who live there overnight. >> that's right. it hit in passaic county. this morning. the dispatcher at the police said she started getting fon calls at 1:00 in the morning. shook. there was a little bit of shaking going on.
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confirms that there was an earthquake that measured 2.1 that was centered in ringwood and it did happen just after 7:77 this morning. so it was enough to prompt some people to call in. no reports of any damage anywhere. but people did report that their houses had been shaking. not terribly unusual. ringwood does sit on the fault, which is one of the oldest and longest cracks in the earth. even though it is a fault that is not expected or is not believed to cause major earthquakes. so a minor one this morning. 2.1. yes, earthquakes are an everyday occurrence. so far today there have been 69 measurable earthquakes around the world, including the one that happened this morning here in ringwood. authorities say a deadly fire in brooklyn may have been intentionally set. arson investigators say the fire is suspicious because it
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in the stairwell of the four-story brownstone in bed-sty. the flames spread trapping people inside their apartments. firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue people from the top floor. 56-year-old michael floyd, though, did not make it out of his apartment alive. a neighborhood says his brother tried frantically to get inside to save him. >> he tried to help his brother get out, and he couldn't. intense, that he had let go. he had to get out. his brother didn't make it. >> two other people were treated for smoke inhalation. the red cross is helping everyone who was affected to find places to stay. michelle. police in the bronx are searching for a man who has been targeting women in elevators, mugging them. authorities released surveillance video of the suspect accused of mugging at least five women since october. investigators say he follows the victims into elevators and apartment buildings and claims
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all of the incidents have happened within a five block why are in clairemont. the new york city housing authority is inspecting more than 3,000 elevators following a deadly accident at a public housing building in the bronx. 84-year-old olegario pabon fell and suffered a skull injury on christmas day. the accident happened at boston road plaza as he was going into the elevator. people are saying that the building has had problem with the elevators there for years. >> it jerks. it jerks. like you could be standing, and all of a sudden it goes up and falls. but it does jerk from time to time, and the residents here are afraid. >> pabon was alert while he was being taken to the hospital, but officials say blood that he was taking to treat his heart disease likely contributed to his death. well, the housing authority released a statement saying, the
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investigating the matter in
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police say it started with a fight outside a bp gas station thursday. now, during the altercation someone got into an suv and rammed into the gas pump. police are trying to figure out how many people were involved in that fight. they also found bullitt casings across the street. now they are trying to see if someone was firing a gun during that fight. the nypd is facing questions after e-mails involving former police commissioner ray kelly somehow got erased. city attorneys admit that some of kelly's e-mails during his tenure as commissioner were deleted despite a court order to save them. the e-mails were part of a lawsuit accusing the depart of using a quota system for summonses. the city says nypd technicians inadvertently deleted the e-mails. and on another note the department is committing to increasing its arsenal of
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possible terrorist attacks. the nypd will spend $729,000 to buy 450 automatic rifles for officers in the emergency services unit. everyone in the unit will eventually have their own rifle, which the department says will eliminate the need to have officers share weapons as they have had to do in the past. coming up on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, floodwaters continue to rise this morning in missouri with more than a dozen homes underwater. today the governor of that state is expected to respond to the historic flood levels. and meteorologist jeff smith returns with the accuweather forecast. that's when we come back this
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welcome back. 6:11. missouri's governor has
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declaring a state of emergency in counties facing record flooding. later this morning governor jay nixon will be in the town of cape geeardo where the mississippi river is still rising. home and business owners are hoping the sandbags are going to protect their property from the surge of waters there. search have been evacuated after the levies failed. that looks like a ranch home. a bridge. >> and they are making the sandbags for -- you know, because everything is flooding. >> terrible, terrible. >> oh, man. >> a lot of places there 400 to 500% of normal rainfall during the month of december. it's incredible because this time of year everything would be frozen up. you get mostly snowfall or ice. it wouldn't be that of rainfall. >> we have had so much rain. what would that have been had we had freezing cold temperatures
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>> oh, if we had? >> yes, close to it. >> i did see flurries yesterday. >> i did, too. >> a little bit. a little bit of snow coming all the way off of the great lakes. not expecting that over the weekend. guess what? we have our coldest air of the season coming up monday into tuesday. >> really? thanks for telling us that. >> 20s for highs by tuesday. >> thank you, jeff. >> you know, i have to give you not so great news sometimes. we head out right now. just tell the truth here. 33 right now is your temperature in the city. that wind from the west around 9 miles per hour. you see that pressure at 30.04 and steady. the average high is 39. we are expected to get into the low he 40s today. a couple degrees above average. it's always a shock to the system after you have your warmest december ever, and then all of a sudden you have
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the record 68 set back in 1876. tranquil weather this weather. seasonal sunshine today. highs in the low 40s. low-to-mid 40s tomorrow. breezier though. then the arctic air arrives early in the day monday. reaching the freezing mark. it will be the coldest air so far of the the season. because we have had a warm winter so far. 20s for highs on tuesday. monday night we will probably get down into the single you numbers north and west of new york city, and even the teens in new york city proper. 30 morristown. well off to the south you are well below freezing at toms river sitting at 27 there. 25 monticello low 30s on the island. you see, mainly clear skies over the city right now. there are still some clouds coming all the way in from the great lakes affecting northwestern parts of new jersey.
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radar. wouldn't be shocked if there is a flurry in sussex county. a lot of that moisture is coming from the great lakes. there is a strong cold front well north of the u.s. - canadian border and that has some really chilly air around it. we will be get a direct shot of air from the north pole and northwest territories effecting us monday and tuesday. meantime, today not so bad. high up to 41 in the park. upper 30s north and west of the city. low 40s off to the south and east. lows tonight with the wind diminishing cold in the suburbs. down to 28 white plains, 22 in sussex overnight tonight, down to the freezing mark in park, and down to about 30 on the island. and then that arctic air arrives from north to south as we head into the sunday through tuesday
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probably just north of the canadian border on sunday, for tomorrow, and by monday that front swings through. coldest air of the season. could be snow showers off the great lakes and some of those state area during the day on monday passage. today plenty of sunshine. up to 41. sun setting later these days. 4:39 p.m. mainly clear tonight. 32 in midtown. 20s in many of the suburbs. it's a mainly sunny and breezy day tomorrow but a little bit milder. high 44. here is your accuweather seven-day forecast. as we head into monday, it's breezy, it's much colder. the high struggles to get up to the freezing mark. there could be a snow shower north and west of the city with the frontal passage. and the wind chills, what it will feel like, will stay in the teens during the day. quite cold on tuesday despite a lot of sunshine. in the upper 20s.
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not as harsh on wednesday. 40. then mid 40s by thursday. upper 40s by friday. that's in time for the next storm to arrive friday night into saturday. that would be in the form of rain by then. >> we are not accustomed. our blood is this, jeff. >> the ski areas will be able to make snow during the week zoo that's great. a lot of businesses hurting because of the warm weather. we got to get to cold. thank you. straight ahead on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, breaking news. saudi arabia has executed 47 people in one day, including a
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we are following breaking news out of saudi arabia. the government has announced the execution 47 people convicted untrim charges. a prominent shiite cleric was put to death. they say he led non-violent protests against the saudi government. we are also following a developing story out of india where gun man attacked an airbase near the border with pakistan. the militants opened fire inside the living quarter before dawn. four gunmen and two soldier were killed during the fighting. they are searching for a suspect in the area. no group has claimed responsibility for that attack. we are seeing chilling new video of a gunman as he opened fire on customers inside of a
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there is a massive manhunt underway for that killer. he pretended to shop, put down his backpack, opened fire on the bar next door. two people were killed. seven others were hurt. there are reports the gunman is an israeli arab. his motive remains unknown at this time. eyewitnesses say he smiled before escaping. israeli media reports the country's government knows exactly who this man is. a new year, there is a new push for gun control by president obama. he says he is now -- he intends to work around politically polarized congress for this. the president says because of an epidemic of gun violence, he plans to meet with the attorney general next week to see what pegtive action is possible to boost background checks and other measures. mr. obama has said the lack of progress on gun control is the
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more people in texas can now legally take their gun into public places. the state's open carry law went into effect yesterday. that law allows anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry their holstered weapons in plain view. private businesses in the state can still ban public display of guns, but they must post a sign saying so. this price can't be right... that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list can't be right?" looks like a list of can't be right's." seriously? at stop&shop, prices are down. savings are up. my stop&shop. there's a place online where you always get more than you pay for. tjmaxx.com brands you love, at prices that work for you... anytime. maxx life!
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>> time now is 6:24. >> time for sports with laura behnke. >> good morning. it was a crazy and frightening end to 2015 for the knicks who won their final game of the year but hours later lost a player after he was wounded in a robbery. he will be okay. last night it was really just time to turn the page. new york opened 2016 with the bulls in chicago. they are without derek rose and noah. carmelo anthony doing what he could to get the knicks back in. nice move to the hoop for their first lead of the game. the bulls would get back to the whole domination thing. the knicks 8 points in the fourth. the knicks start the year with a lower bone loss. when you only play one game per week, it leaves plenty of time for rumors to swirl, which is exactly what's happening with
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up their season on sunday, though many questions lie ahead. the biggest. will tom coughlin return next year? no one knows for sure. the results of the finale versus the eagles could play a role. the head coach could be relieved of his duties or some are wondering if he might just resign. we won't likely know anything though until monday. as for the jets, at this point the only thing their head coach needs to worry about is beating the bills sunday in buffalo to secure the team's first playoff berth in five years. tom bowls has his team in a good place. they control their own destiny. they need to make the most of it. >> we had a losing streak, too. that's a great reminder for us. anybody can beat you at any time in this league. we hadn't done anything yet. we are trying to put a string of wins together and stim coming to the -- still coming together as a team. >> the biggest bowls are reserved for new year's eve and new year's day. this time around no expectation. we seem to be missing one thing. some actual competition.
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it's been nothing but blow outs. stanford and iowa last night in the rose bowl. interests one name you need to -- there is one name you need to know. christian mccaffrey. he caught that 75-yard touchdown. later he returned a punt 45 yards for the score. he set all sorts of rose bowl records, including the most all-purpose yards with 368. to the fiesta bowl. the buckeyes running back had four touchdowns. first was right here. 47 yards. the irish, though, still had a chance to try to get back in this one. desean kaiser to will fuller for the big play. that turns into an 81-yard touchdown. a 10 point game. that is as close as the irish would get. 44-28. the buckeyes with the big win. next orlando for the citrus bowl.
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tied game in the second. not for long. the 31-yard touchdown. the wolverines take the lead. the rout on. johnson wide open. 8-yard score. 41-7. michigan rolls over the gators. and that's your morning look at sports. i am laura behnke. back with you later today at five. >> all right. much more ahead on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, including a live look at today's top stories. >> okay. mark is going to talk about that earthquake in new jersey. also ahead this morning, we are getting a look at the hotel where affluenza teen ethan couch and his mother stayed. protesters outraged by the decision not to indict two
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welcome back to eyewitness news. saturday morning, january 2, 2016. get used to the ring of that. >> you know? >> and writing it on the checks and all that good stuff. >> i am glad i am not the only one who still writes checks. i am michelle charlesworth. >> i am toni yates. good to be here. >> jeff smith in for amy. what's going on? >> isn't it nice to feel a little bit like winter? >> i am not complaining. i am agreeing with you. it's cold out there. >> not even that bad. typically, this time of year we get down into the upper 20s early in the morning. down to 33 right now in central park. it's not that cold. we have some arctic air on the way for early next week. meantime, temperatures right
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around 32 at newark. 31 white plains. above freezing at laguardia and jfk airports. all of these major reporting stations smashed the record for the warmest december on record by at least 5 degrees in each case. it was just incredible. and not one time did with get below freezing during the month of december here in new york city. 25 monticello, 30 poughkeepsie. a northwest wind off the great lakes bringing moisture were the lakes and taking it to the tri-state area during the past 4 hours. that's why it was kind of cloudy during the day yesterday and at times north and west of the city there were a couple of renegade snowflakes. so here is your accuweather forecast for the next seven hours. you see temperatures starting off around 32 at 7:00 in the morning. rising into the lower 30s, middle 30s by 9 a.m. a lot of sunshine out there. we have a west wind coming in, which could gusty up to about 10, 12 miles per hour at times.
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there. tomorrow as we head into the day tomorrow we will have temperatures getting back up into the middle 40s. tomorrow is a breezier day. so it's not going to feel that great out there, despite a lot of sunshine, and then that arctic air comes into play on monday and tuesday. we will time that out and tell you how cold it's going to get. coldest air of the season. i will tell you that much. that's coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you, jeff. we continue to follow breaking news in new jersey. an earthquake rattled people who live there overnight. it hit in passaic county. marcus joins us live from the ringwood bureau hall with more on this story. marcus. >> and michelle, over 50 people called in to report this earthquake. the shaking that they felt and the u.s. geological survey confirming what they were feeling was, indeed, a minor earthquake that took place early this morning.
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the usgs says this was a 2.1 on the richter scale. the quake about 5 miles deep into the fault which is where ringwood sits on. it's one of the oldest fault lines in the world, but it is not one that produces major earthquakes. just minor ones, kind of like the ones they felt this morning. again no damage reported anywhere. people calling in to report that they felt some shaking going on. a 2.1 quake here in the ringwood area. >> thank you. we are going to take a look at the hotel where the affluenza teen and his mother stayed while hiding out in mexico. police say ethan and tonia couch were in this resort in puerto vallarta. the 18-year-old was wanted for violating the terms of his probation. he used his wealth, undisciplined upbringing as a
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drunk-driving crash. his mother is back in the u.s. ethan's deportation has been delayed. people are protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict officers involved in the deadly shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice. >> we're here because of the trauma that the city of cleveland has continued to put on this family. >> for five days demonstrators have been prosecutor there to step down. they also want a federal investigation into the shooting and the police department to fire the officers involved. funeral services will be held on long island today for a national guards man killed in a taliban attack in afghanistan. wake services were held yesterday in miller place for 31-year-old staff sergeant luis bon koss a. he was one of six killed in a suicide attack last week. his funeral will be held at new
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so far no arrests after a tedly stabbing that happened at a new year's eve party in orange county. a 80 to 120 young people were at the house in pine bush friday night. police say a fight broke out after a group crashed the party. 20-year-old justin speights apparently was trying to break up the fight and someone stabbed the scotch town residents multiple times. the weapon was not found at the scene. well, 63 story luxury hotel in dubai is still smoldering after it turned into a towering inferno on new year's eve. these are dramatic images from a photographer who was trapped on the 48th floor. he had set up his camera. he was going to catch nearby fireworks when the flames erupted around him. he managed to climb onto a window washer's rig until rescuers were able to reach him.
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other rockets are discarded after their launch. usually, they burn up when they re-enter earth's atmosphere. >> i should have got stock in that company, you know? >> krispy kreme. i don't know. a little different. >> did you see that? you think, geez, why didn't we hear about that earlier? >> we needy elon musk to innovate. >> that's cool. meantime, we don't have the space shuttle program new more, which was the ultimate in green technology. that's all i'm saying. it's cold outside. i kind of like it. it makes sense to have the christmas tree inside. >> a little too cold for early next week. we can take it. >> is it windy? because i don't like that. >> yeah, monday is going to be very windy. as a matter of fact, the temperatures only going to get up to freezing if we are lucky and it will feel like it's in the teens all day because of the wind.
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tomorrow's highs in the mid 40s. won't feel that bad. we head out right now and it is a chilly morning out there, but still a little bit above average for this time of the year. we typically get down into the 20s for your overnight lows. we are sitting at 33 right now. the first glimmer of light just popping up over the horizon there as we look off to the south and east towards midtown. west wind 9 miles per hour. won't be that big of an issue during the day today. average high this time of year 39. average low is around 28. here's what to expect. tranquil weather this weekend. sunshine. tomorrow is breezier than today. today low 40s. tomorrow low-to-mid 40s. then the arctic air on monday. this will be the coldest air so far this season, which of course is not that hard to do considering it has been so mild and we get through the warmest december on record. at reporting sites. but again this comes in monday.
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then it starts warming up again until the middle and latter part of the week. it's a short lived arctic blast. 31 right now somerville andover. 30 morristown. 30 bellmore. 35 towards toms river. also 25 at monticello you head outside the city in all directions and you get quite a bit cooler. 31 islip. 31 southwestern connecticut at bridgeport. mainly clear skies in and around the city, the hudson valley, the jersey shore. north and west and you do run into some cloud cover and that's actually moisture being taken from the great lakes all the way across the poconos and the catskills and making it into northwestern parts of new jersey. the wind today is going to be from the west. we get rid of the moisture in the atmosphere and mainly clerisies. a cold front north of the u.s. - canadian border.
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the northwest territories. and finally we are going to get a shot of air that comes directly across the north pole and hudson bay and right down into the tri-state area. tuesday. meantime, highs today up to around 41 in the park. a lot of sunshine out there. wind won't be too bad. 39 morristown. 38 your high in sussex. long island. lows tonight back down to about freezing. with the diminishing wind tonight, probably get down into the lower 20s in places like sussex and monticello. 28 in white plains. one of the nights where the suburbs are able to cool off rather efficiently. then that arctic air arrives. here is the timetable. again, tomorrow it will be north of the u.s. - canadian border. by monday it's moving into the tri-state area and along the front there could be a couple of snow showers, especially north and west of the city.
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way a you have to the south opening up the floodgates for the cold air it to move in. today a lot of sunshine. seasonably cold out there. the high up around 41. sun setting by the way at 4:39. mainly clear. down to freezing in the cities. 20s in the suburbs. tomorrow mostly sunny breezy day. the high up to around 44 degrees. here is your accuweather seven-day forecast. again on monday it's breezy. it's much colder. 32. and it will feel like it's in the teens for much of the day. again, there could be a snow shower or a flurries or two north and west of the city with the frontal passage, and then tuesday that's our coldest air of the season so far. the high only getting up to 29. and that's after a morning low of around 18 even here in the city. could get down to single numbers tuesday night. a lot of sunshine tuesday. in the 20s. not as harsh on wednesday. a lot of sun. highs around 40. pretty seasonal.
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upper 40s heading into the on friday. increasing clouds friday and friday night into saturday is storm system in here. that would probably be in the form of rain by that point, even though we get so cold early in for the storm to be in the form of rain. you seem so sad. >> no, no, no. i was trying to get my coffee out of the way. >> that's why we were whispering. >> put it front and center at this point. >> sorry. i needed it. >> a really nice tie. i wish you would stop talking about the cold weather and rain on monday. >> thank you. we are coming back with this price can't be right... that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list can't be right?"
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that's mounted to a rollercoaster track above the crowd. last night the coaster broke down though leaving lee suspended upside down at the staples center in l.a. the road crew quickly freed the rocker, who climbed down to the stage. there he is climbing down. he took the whole incident in stride, joking he can't believe it happened at the end of their farewell tour. that's one way to go out. there you go. >> that's incredible. you got to be careful. so i guess he got down okay. all right. good job, guys. well, president obama took a ride with comedian jerry seinfeld and opens up about his favorite foods and former patients. mr. obama was featured in seinfeld's internet shows "comedians in cars getting coffee." they drove around the white house grounds and chatted about the president's love of nachos and all of his suits. mr. obama discussed one of the demographic's most impressed by him. >> i do really well with the
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>> really? >> they love me. partly because i think my ears are big. so i look a little like a cartoon character. right. >> and then little kids love saying my name. >> yeah. >> is that a vette? nice car. the president also got behind the wheel of seinfeld's classic 1963 corvette for a few spins around the south lawn. the episode was released on the website crackle yesterday. >> that doesn't look real. the whole interview doesn't look real. very cool. >> too, too cool. twins share lots of things. these two won't have to share the same birthday party. they were born on different days and in different years in san diego. look at daddy a baby girl born one minute before midnight on new year's eve and her twin brother was born two minutes after midnight on new year's day. both babies are happy. look, we are trying to sleep. they are happy and healthy. their parents were not expecting
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the why can't it smell like this all the time fun. the learning the virtue of sharing fun. why let someone else have all the fun? that's no fun. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. well, on new year's day we lost an unforgettable voice. natalie cole, the daughter of jazz legend nat king cole, died in los angeles.
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>> the marquee at the apollo theater was lit up. sandy kenyon has more on the music she left behind. >> unforgettable in every way . >> reporter: the words of her most famous song rang true. natalie cole managed to step out of her famous father's shadow to record a string of her own hits, then embrace his legacy and through the wonders of technology sing duets with nat king cole long after his death. >> to be remembered long after you are gone is one of the greatest things that can happen to a human being. >> reporter: her father was a superstar by the time natalie was born in 1950, and he inspired her to start singing as a preteen. he died of lung cancer when she was still in high school, and his legacy, she told me, was a blessing and a burden. >> trying to step into those
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impossible, and people will expect so much of you. >> reporter: she found a home in r&b, and in 1975 scored a breakthrough. a grammy more inseparable and another as best new artist. >> this will be the one i waited for . >> reporter: but this came amid a long battle with substance abuse. a stint in rehab was followed by a comeback. >> and forevermore . >> reporter: in all, she sold 30 million records, and today one nat king kohl's peers expressed condolences on instagram, tony bennett saying it was an honor to have sung with her. the reverend jesse jackson tweeting, may her soul rest in peace. cole underwent a liver transplant in 2009 but continued to perform as she did at the apollo in 2014. her family released a statement saying, in part, natalie cole
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hearts forever, and so it will be for any whose lives were touched by her music. >> and forevermore . >> reporter: natalie cole was 65 years old. sandy kenyon, eyewitness news. >> and so beautiful. we have more on natalie cole, including photos of her from through her life, at abc7ny. you can go to our facebook page and share your thoughts. coming up in the next hour of eyewitness news on this saturday morning, some people in new jersey got a shaky start to the morning. live with details on the earthquake that hit ringwood earlier today. also, e-mails from former nypd police commissioner ray kelly were deleted. hear why those missing messages needed to be preserved. plus, people who hit the streets it ring in the new year are not clearing about their late night cab ride. why some uber customers are upset about the ridesharing service.
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breaking news. an earthquake rattled northern new jersey this morning. we are live in ringwood where the quake struck a few hours ago. a woman is killed in a building fire in brooklyn. why investigators are calling that fire suspicious. good morning to you. taking a live look at the empire state building. midtown down to lower manhattan on this saturday, january 2nd. thank you for being with us. good saturday morning am i am michelle charlesworth. >> i am toni yates in for rob nelson. welcome to the second hour of "eyewitness news saturday
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thank you for the coffee. >> you are so welcome. coffee cartman is not usually out there. kind of grateful to him. >> it's really cold out there. maybe he came out expecting people to want coffee. >> we didn't disappoint. >> meteorologist jeff smith, did you get anything over there? did you put in an order? >> no, i don't need that stuff. i had a doughnut and milk before i came in this morning. i am good for about 12 hours. >> is that the secret? a doughnut and milk? >> yes. >> that's good. >> just eat a bunch of junk food and wait for a while. >> i wish i could. straight to the hips. >> down to 33. now quite down to freezing in the city. it could be colder this time of the year. eventually, we have some arctic air coming into play in your accuweather forecast. that done come in until monday and tuesday though. meantime, temperatures around 31 at newark, 32 teterboro, 35 in laguardia, and jfk down to 30,
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and west of the city. monticello 25 there. also well off to the south 27 at toms river. you have lower 30s on the island into southwestern parts of connecticut. there had been moisture off of the great lakes during the day idea, and that caused a lot of cloud cover yesterday. on a in some -- even in some cases snow flurries. instead of wind today from the northwest, we will get a wind coming in from the west and southwest during the day today. that will tend to scour out any of these clouds that are existing still north and west of city. i think it's going to be a mainly sunny day out there. 32 your temperature at 8:00 in the morning. up to 38 by noontime. how about a 40 by 4:00 in the afternoon. if anything, a degree or two above average as we head into the afternoon hours. a world series wind coming in 7-12 miles per hour. coldest air of the season on the way early next week. we will time that out for you in your full accuweather forecast
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>> jeff, thank you so much. we got some breaking news to bring you out of a passaic county where small earthquake struck the area. marcus solis joins us live from ringwood, new jersey, with this story. good morning to you, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. well, it was felt by many and confirmed by the experts. the shaking that many residents reported, a minor earthquake centered in ringwood, new jersey. 12:58 the official time the u.s. geological survey says this was a 2.1 on the richter scale, and it was centered in ringwood. it was felt in surrounding areas. about five miles deep into the ground, the ramapo fault is where it lies on. it is one of the longest and oldest fault lines in the earth. and it is one that is not known to produce major earthquakes, and this one was categorized as a level 2 to 3, which is weak to light.
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rattled some homes. no damage reported. but certainly felt by many. over 50 people calling in to the ripping wood police department this morning as their houses shook. live in ringwood, marcus solis. >> thank you. authorities say a deadly fire in brooklyn may have been intentionally set. arson investigators say that fire is suspicious because it started in the stairwell of the four-story brownstone in bed-sty. the flames spread trapping several people inside their apartments. firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue people from the top floor. 56-year-old michael floyd, though, did is not make it out of his apartment alive. the neighbor says his brother tried frantically to get inside to save him. >> he tried to help his brother get out and he couldn't. the fire was so intense, he said, that he had to let go. he had to get out. his brother didn't make it. >> two people had to be treated
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the red cross is helping all of those family put out of their apartments. police in the bronx are searching for a man targeting women in elevators. authorities released surveillance video of the suspect accused of mugging at least five women since october. investigators say he follows the victims into elevators in apartment buildings, claims to have a gun and grabs their handbags. all of the incidents are within a five block air in clairemont. police have posted warnings in the lobby of one building in which the mugger struck twice. we are following breaking news out of saudi arabia. the government has announced the execution of 47 people convicted on terrorism charges. a prominent shiite cleric was among those put to death earlier today. there are concerns his execution may spark unrest. his supporters say he led non-violent protests against the saudi government. and we are also following a developing story out of india where gunmen attacked an
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near the country's border with pakistan. officials say the militants opened fire before dawn this morning. four gunmen and two soldiers were killed in that fighting. indian forces are still searching for another possible attacker in the area. no group has claimed responsibility for this attack. chilling new video to bring you of a gunman, the gunman, that is, as he opened fire on customers in israel. he pretended to shop in a store in tel-aviv. he butt town his backpack. two people were killed in this attack. seven others hurt. there are reports the gunman is an israeli arab. eyewitnesses say he smiled before running away. the nypd is facing questions after e-mails involving former police commissioner ray kelly somehow got erased. attorneys admit some of the e-mails were deleted despite a court order to save them.
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lawsuit accusing the department of using a quota system for summonses. the city says nypd technicians inadvertently deleted the e-mails. the nypd will spend $729,000 to buy 450 amorisms for officers in the emergency -- 450 rifles for officers in the emergency unit. they say it will eliminate the need for officers to share weapons as they have had to do in the past. well, coming up on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, some uber riders kicked off the new year with a round of complaints. why those users are dealing with sticker shock over their is short rides. also ahead someone watching a robbery in progress steps in instead of backing down. we will have that encounter. it was caught on camera.
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returns with your accuweather forecast when we come back on this saturday morning. happy weekend. thanks for being with us.
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christmas is over, but you may still have your tree up in your home. i do. for those living in new york city, here is a little preview
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celebrating. the sanitation department will begin curbside collection on monday. that's this monday, the 4th. city residents should remove the tree stands, tinsel. do they still sell that? and ornaments before putting the tree on the curb. it should just be the tree. sanitation workers are going to pick up the discarded trees and use them to make mulch for the city's parks and community gardens. so thank you very mulch. it's too soon. >> i know! >> yeah. it's too soon. >> leave it up. >> valentine's day. >> listen -- >> do not talk about my christmas lights. >> no tinsel. >> it's all good. i love the jersey shore. they put create sand dunes with them. >> oh, way. >> bradley beach. they put them out there and then the wind comes and brings the sand. sand dunes. brilliant, right? >> they have been doing that in florida for years. a great idea. >> anyway, so it feels like january now. >> finally.
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it could be colder. but we'll take it. >> right. it feels like january. >> it feels like january. >> leave it at that. >> right. >> and it's going to feel more like january as we head deeper into the accuweather seven-day forecast. you will see monday and tuesday we get the coldest air of the season thus far, which frankly isn't that hard do because it's been so warm so far. after getting over the warmest december on record there. here is the hudson river. temperature 33. wind is calm. you can see the pressure 30.08 and rising. the average high this time of year, to put everything in perspective, is around 39 degrees. an average low of 28. so even though we are chilly this morning in the lower 30s, it still should be a little bit colder than that this time of morning, this time in january. tranquil weekend the out there. highs in the low 40s today. low-to-mid 40s tomorrow. a little bit breezier during the day tomorrow though. arctic air arrives on monday. this is really the big weather
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it will be the coldest air so far of the season. i think during the day monday temperatures struggle to get up to freezing. during the day tuesday, they probably don't get out of the 20s. and that's just incredible considering during the entire month of december, we did not go below freezing in new york city. the radar satellite showing clear skies here in the city and across much of long island. down the jersey shore there are some clouds off to the north and west. they are filtering for the time being. you think they will tend to decrease during the day as we get a wind more from the west and southwest down sloping, which is a drying process in the atmosphere, and that causes clearing skies. there is a very strong arctic cold front north of the u.s.-canadian border, and you can see temperatures a heck of a lot colder behind that. even the negative numbers in the northwest territories. finally, for the first time this season we are going to be getting cross polar flow. it's going to be coming across the north pole and right down across much of canada, directly into the tri-state area from the
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from the world series type of stuff where it's modified by the pacific ocean. highs today up to 41 in the park. under a lot of sunshine there. upper 30s north and west. low 40s south and east of the city. lows tonight with diminishing wind down well into the 20s in the suburbs, down to about freezing in new york city proper. the arctic air arrives on monday around here, and then by tuesday that front off to the south really opening up the floodgates for that cold mass from canada. seasonably chilly. 41. sunsetting at 4:39. mainly clear. 32 midtown. 20s in most. suburbs. it's a mostly sunny, breezy day tomorrow. high getting up to 44. then on monday much colder. the high getting up to 32. that doesn't tell the whole story though. the wind will feel like it's in the teens all day and there could be a snow shower or a flurries north and west of the
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coldest air of the season by far. 29 for a high despite a lot of sunshine. not quite as harsh on wednesday. we are back up to 40. mid 40s on thursday. upper 40s on friday. that's just in time for our next storm to move up the coast friday evening into saturday. right now that would probably just mainly be in the form of rain as we have some milder air moving in ahead of it. so the timing has not really worked out so far where we have a lot of cold air in place and a storm. >> i have a funny feeling i am going to be standing out somewhere in a storm in new jersey really soon. >> listen, right? i just got new snow boots. i am ready. >> we are paying for december, i am sure. >> somebody has credit somewhere. >> thank you, jeff. we are going to be out, you and me both. a good diner. >> i am used to it now. straight ahead on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, a man in upstate he saw an armed robber in action. >> and the knicks kick off their
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a bystander in western new york took down an armed robber. it was caught on camera. police say he walked into the store in erie county and demanded cash from the clerk. a citizen with a large flashlight rushed in an hit that robber in the head several times. the man was knocked to the floor
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short time later. police are glad to have the suspect in custody, but say you know what? a word of caution. the public should be cautious about confronting criminals. >> the citizen identified the robbery. he used reasonable and necessary force to terminate the act from being committed. we would never advocate vigilantism. >> it could have ended differently. police say the man has been linked to two other armed robberies. the suspect is, that is, in the area. and so they do have their man. well, some new year's eve revelers are upset about the cost of their ride home from the party. a lot of people who use uber are expressing outrage over the price the company charges. they charge more when there is more demand for cars during rush hour and after sporting events and new year's eve. some are reporting a surge rate as high as nine times the original cost of the ride on new
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the company says that the surge rate was generally less than three times the usual rate. however, they are looking into some anomalies in the system. >> hmm. >> all right. facebook is clearing things up after a glitch on a popular feature made some users older. the social network sent automated messages to many users inviting them to celebrate 46 years of friendship on facebook. what? facebook itself is only 11 years old, and most of the people who got the message are younger than 46. facebook claims a software bug bunkled the math. >> my birthday has me at like 110 on facebook. there is another chance to start the new year as a multi-millionaire. the powerball estimated jackpot now at $334 million. that was your new year's gift from me because i did not win. so if you win, you can choose
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$200 million and give me a buzz. >> nice. >> you can watch the drawing tonight before eyewitness news at 11 right here on channel 7.
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happy saturday morning. time for the morning's sports headlines. >> good morning everyone. it was a crazy and frightening end to 2015 for the knicks who won their final game of the year, but just hours later lost reserve player early after he was wounded in a robbery. he had be okay. last night it was really time to turn the page. new york opening 2016 with a day with the bulls in chicago of the bulls are without rose and noah. jimmy butler for the 17 point lead. carmelo anthony 20 points. nice move to the hoop for their first lead of the game. but the bulls would get back it
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the three from nearly half court. the knicks managed 8 points in the fourth. that's the worst quarter in team history. they start the year with a loss. well, when you only play one game per week, it leaves plenty of time for rumors to swirl, which is exactly what's happening with the giants right now who wrap up their season on sunday. many questions lie ahead. the biggest? will tom coughlin return next year? no one knows for sure, but the results. finale versus the eagle could play a role. the head coach could be relieved of his duties or some are even wondering now if he might just resign. we won't likely know anything though until monday. as for the jets, at this point the only thing their head coach needs to worry about is beating the bills sunday in buffalo to secure the team's first playoff berth in five years. he has his team in a good place. they control their own destiny. now they need to make the most of it. >> we had a losing streak, too. that's a great reminder. anybody can beat you any time in
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we are just trying to put a string of wins together and still come together as a team. >> the biggest bowls of the college season are typically reserved for new year's eve and new year's day. no expectation. but we seem to be missing one thing. some actual competition. yeah. it's been nothing but blow- outs. stanford and iowa clashing in the rose bowl last night. one name you need to know. christian mccaffrey. he was everywhere. he caught that 75-yard touchdown. then later he returned a punt 45 yards for the he set all sorts of rose bowl records, including the most all-purpose yards with 368. 45-16. stanford cruises. so to the fiesta bowl. ohio state against notre dame in arizona. ezekiel elliott came to play. he had four touchdowns. first was right here. 47 yards. the irish, though, still had a chance to try to get back in this one. desean kaiser to will fuller
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that turns into an 81-yard touchdown. made it a 10 point game. that is as close as the irish would get. 44-28. the buckeyes with the big win. and next we go to orlando for the citrus bowl. michigan and florida in action. tied game in second. not for long. the 31-yard touchdown. wolverines take the lead and they did not look back. the rout officially on fourth quarter. johnson wide open. 8-yard score. 41-7. michigan rolls over the gators. and that's your morning look at supports. i am laura behnke. back again with you later today at five. thank you, laura. much more ahead on eyewitness news on this saturday morning, including a shake-up in today's top stories. shake, rattle and roll. a minor earthquake in new jersey. details coming up in a live report. also ahead, colleagues, family and friends are expected to say farewell to a service
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details on today's funeral for sergeant louie b onacasa. new york state wants sports fans to get their money back. details on the action being taken against two popular fantasy sports sites. and meteorologist jeff smith has the accuweather forecast. you are looking at as berry park where it has to be really, really cold. stay with us.
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manhattan on this saturday morning, january 2. happy new year, everybody! >> that's why i come here. >> that's why you come here? >> i know. i am with you. >> the coffee and the friendship. >> we have a good time. >> we do. >> we have a good time. good saturday morning. i am michelle charlesworth. >> i am toni yates in for rob nelson. did he skip town? >> i don't know. i don't want to get in his business. thenle he will go, get out of my business. >> he hasn't said that to me yet. >> he is so funny. meteorologist jeff smith in for amy freeze. what are you doing? good to have you. >> st. lucia right now. wouldn't that be nice? >> so nice. >> it's getting cold around here. >> it is. >> time to snap back into reality. >> i am prepared. my mind is set. >> we had the warmest december on record by 5 degrees. it was just incredible. we didn't get below freezing the entire month of december.
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air coming into the region. 33 right now in central park, which we are taking a live look at over towards jackie o. reservoir. beautiful lighting. temperatures are below freezing north and west to the city. 37 at newark. 30 at white plains. 32 at teterboro. temperatures down into the 20s at monticello and well off to the south. belmar is 28. 25 at toms river. we showed you that live shot from asbury park earlier. looks cold. 20s there right now. 32 islip. 31 bridgeport, connecticut. clear skies in much of the area right now, especially from the city and points east. there are clouds off to the west. some of these can seep in during the course of the next few hours before we get more significant clearing moving on in during the course of the day as we have a west wind. down sloping flow in the atmosphere causes clearing skies and drying. 32 8:00 in the morning. up to 38.
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back up to 38 noontime. wall to call sunshine today. 40 by 4:00 in the afternoon. a west wind coming in 6-12 miles per hour. we have the coldest air of the season by far coming into the area in your accuweather seven-day forecast. we will detail the timing on that coming up a little bit later in the half hour. michelle, back to you. all right. we have breaking news out of pa say -- passaic county where a small earthquake rattled the county. did you feel any aftershocks or anything this morning? >> reporter: no. we have weathered the storm just fine, toni. but this was, ringwood is 27 square miles. the police chief tells me the calls came from all over the area. this was felt in a widespread part of northern new jersey, even in sufforn. this was at one in the morning that the rumbling began.
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says this was a 2.1 on the richter scale. a minor earthquake called a weak to light on their scale. it was five miles into the brown. ringwood is on the ramapo faults, and it is one of the oldest and longest fault lines in the earth. and so now the phone calls started coming in just after it happened. >> well, usually people call in with damage. we had no damage reported. we do contact an observatory and they give us a full report probably monday or tuesday of exactly what happened. >> reporter: no damage reported though. so this happens from time to time and earthquakes, of course, ever an everyday occurrence. so far today alone there have been 67, including the one that was felt here early this morning. and we are live in ringwood, marcus sole us, channel 7 eyewitness news. a funeral service on long
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guardsman killed in a taliban attack inning afghanistan. wake services were held yesterday in miller place for 31 staff sergeant louis bonacasa. he was killed in a suicide attack that happened last week. bonacasa's funeral is at new beginnings christian center. the new york city housing authority is inspecting more than 3,000 elevators following a deadly accident in the bronx. 84-year-old oliviagario pabon fell and suffered a skull injury on christmas day. his accident happened at boston plaza as he was going into the elevator. people are saying that the building has had problems with the elevators for years. >> it jerks. it jerks. like you could be standing, and then all of a sudden it goes up a little bit and it falls. but it does jerk from time to time, and the afraid. >> pabon was alert while being taken to the hospital, but officials say blood thinners he was taking to treat heart
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his death. the housing authority released a statement saying, the department of buildings is investigating the matter in coordination with nycha and will undertake a complete review of all elevators and developments. we turn to another elevator nightmare. a 235-year-old man killed on his way to a new year's eve party in manhattan. steven hewett-brown was headed to a party on the lower east side when the elevator he was in got stuck. apparently, he was trying to leave the elevator when it suddenly began moving, but not before he heroicically pushed a woman and child out of the way. >> as the elevator was falling, i got out. i had time. the man helped me oat gut. he held the door like this to give me time to exit and that's when it fell, the elevator, and he remained stuck. >> the 26 story building has three open violations for failure to correct defects on its elevators date back to 2012. a driver crashed in a fuel pump at a gas station on long
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police say it started with a fight outside of a bp gas station in wyandanch. someone got into an suv and rammed a gas pump. police are trying to figure out how many people were involved. they found bullitt casings across the street. now they are trying to see whether or not someone was firing a gun during that fight. well, investigators have found a car that make be related to the shooting of anthony early. the nissan altima seen leaving the armed robbery out of a strip club in queens is believed to be the same car that returned a day later when a molotov cocktail was thrown from it at the club, which caused no damage. early's stolen iphone has also been found. it was discarded in bed-sty. well, this new year there is a push for gun control by
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he says he now intends to work around a politically polarized congress. he plans to meet with the attorney general next week to see what executive action is possible to boost background checks and other measures. the president said the lack of progress on gun control is the biggest frustration of his presidency. also, more people in texas can legally take their guns into public places. the state's open carry law went into effect yesterday. that law allows anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry their holstered weapons in plain view. and private businesses in the state can still ban the public display of guns, but they must post a sign saying that they do so. new york is now suing two fant is i sports websites to get back all of the money the sites made from users in this state. new york state attorney general eric snyderman filed the suit thursday claiming fanduel and
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he says the websites are operating what he calls an illegal gambling operation. it took $200 million in entry fees last year from 600,000 new yorkers participating in fantasy sports. coming up next on "eyewitness news saturday morning," areas across missouri are still dealing with flooding. lots the of it, too. what the state as governor is doing in response. also ahead, some families were celebrating birthdays at the stroke of midnight on friday. we are going to look at the first babies of the new year in our area. look at that face. >> i know, right? you just start rocking when you see the baby pictures. >> i know. >> look at that. totally golden. meteorologist jeff smith returns with the accuweather forecast as
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7:40. look at these pictures. missouri's governor has declared a state of emergency. later this morning governor jay nixon will be in cape juryardo where the mississippi river is rising. homes and business owners are
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properties from the surge of water. look at that. several neighborhoods have been evacuated after levies failed. one story homes up to their rooftops. two-story homes up to the second floor. windows, everything washed out. just terrible. terrible. >> and almost unprecedented for the winter. these are the highest wintertime levels for the mississippi since the 1880s. >> whoa. >> yeah, typically you get the flooding in the spring. you melt off the snowpack and get more rainfall. this is such a bizarre pattern. >> right? >> hotter than normal, too. >> oh, yeah. yeah. i mean, much of the country had temperatures at record levels during so, you know, a lot of that precipitation they got out there would have typically been in the form of snow and ice and wouldn't have caused flooding. it would have locked up the snow. it was rain. 400% to 500% of normal in december. >> whoa. >> in the st. louis area. yeah. >> wow. >> so incredible stuff there.
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is coming to an end in terms of the warmth that we have had. finally some normalcy. >> it's about time, you know? >> it is about time. >> we are ready. >> we are in the holiday spirit now, with the temperatures. we check out that view of the sun rising up over the horizon. looking off to the east right over the park and the upper east side towards queens, temperature 33. it is a little bit chilly out there. that wind is calm and the pressure 30.08 and rising. typically 39 after a low of 29. so we could be colder. i mean, it's 33 now. typically, we would be in the upper 20s this time of morning in january. tranquil this morning. low-to-mid 40s tomorrow. a little bit breezier tomorrow ahead of an arctic cold front which will sweep on through monday morning and behind that the coldest air so far of the season arrives, i think monday
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and that's really incredible considering during the entire month of december central park failed to go below freezing even at night on any of the nights. we didn't go below freezing in central park. 30 morristown. 31 andover. 32 at teethboro islip. mainly clear skies jersey shore, long island, parts of the lower hudson valley. now some clouds starting to creep in from the west, and these are coming were the great lakes. we have this northwesterly flow continuing and grabbing some moisture from the lakes and causing some cloud cover around here. even yesterday a couple of flurries reported in areas north and west of the city. the big story, though, is a coldest air sweeping south from hudson bay right now. it's an arctic front. the temperatures north of that front are a heck of a lot colder than they have been as of recent. temperatures actually below zero in parts of the northwest territories of canada.
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getting a direct shot of air from the north pole and from canada that will sweep on in across the tri-state area monday and tuesday. meantime, today up to 41 in the park. temperatures in the upper 30s north and west of city. lows tonight freezing in the city. a lot of 20s in the suburbs as our wind calms down. now, this arctic air arrives on monday. tuesday the front is well off to the south open up the floodgates for that cold air mass to come in from canada. accuweather forecast for today plenty of sunshine. seasonally chilly. up to 41. that's a couple degrees above average. sun setting at 4:39, by the way. clear tonight. 32 in the city. 20s in the suburbs. again, a breezier day tomorrow. 44 degrees under a lot of sunshine. the big changes come on monday. breezy, colder, 32. that will feel like the teens with the wind chill out there. there can be a snow shower or flurry north and west of the city. we go down to 18 in the city monday night.
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will actually be down close to 10 or in the single-digits well north and west. quite cold on tuesday despite a lot of sunshine. 29. come on. we just went through it last february. this isn't that bad. >> she is spoiled. >> not as harsh wednesday, 40. upper 40s friday. our next shot of significant precipitation friday and saturday, and that would probably be in the form of rain because we warm up by that point. >> don't act so surprised. >> i know. i have been loving my gas bill. >> right. >> true. i know, right? good point. >> absolutely. >> jeff, thank you, dear. coming up on "eyewitness news saturday morning," some parents are ringing in the new year with a bigger family. we will get a look at the babies
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all the specialists under one roof to take care of every aspect of that patients cancer care. we want our patients to survive their cancer but we also want them to maintain independence and quality of life is so important. welcome back. 7:48. twins share a lot of things. these two won't have to share the same birthday party. born on different days, different years in san diego. a baby girl born one minute before-mile-an-hour on new year's eve. her twin brother born two minutes after midnight on new year's day. both babies are happy and healthy and trying to sleep. >> um-hmm.
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over here. they were not expecting them for another month. their exciting special double delivery. >> so cute. well, a new year means new beginnings for many of us. for some families, like the two babies you saw, they welcomed new babies into the world. >> we he got to meet some of the little ones who made their 2016 debut in our area. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff tweeted out photos and spoke with the parents. >> reporter: two babies born at two different hospitals at nyc at the second the clock struck midnight. >> she was giving birth. i was standing by her side. as the ball was dropping five, four, three, two, one, my son dame out. >> reporter: he was born at coney island hospital. in an emotional moment his mom introduced him to his older brother. >> they were trying to get my attention, it's 12:00.
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celebrating and i am just like, you know, trying to get my baby. i knew he was coming january 1st. i did expect that. that was his due date. i didn't expect him to come exactly at 12:00 though. >> reporter: the exact time of the birth is noted on this monitoring strip. midnight on the dot. not far away in new hyde park a baby boy was welcomed. the family lives in forest hills. he'll be named at his brisk next week. >> it was exciting. it was very exciting. it was shocking. like oh my god, is this going to be the first baby? >> his nurse says he was born at exactly 12 a.m. >> we have gotten very used to timing milliseconds and seconds because we know everybody is looking for that new year's baby. we were very, very shocked this baby was delivered and out exactly as it struck 12. there was no seconds at all. >> reporter: and 31 seconds
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the new year, right down the hall from malkoff, they welcomed austin. >> this is exciting for us. a little overwhelming, but it's been a great experience here. >> reporter: the hospital's new name north well health is celebrated in a new ad campaign shot in real time during austin's birth. he is one of 42,000 babies that will be delivered at north well hospitals in 2016. now all of these families share joy of a new year and a new life in 2016. mallory hoffman, channel 7 eyewitness news. days? >> i do. i do. that is just deliciousness wrapped up. oh, takes us back, right? what? you don't? not missing it? >> i like my kids the ages they are now. no more diapers. good luck, families. >> and they are doing great, right?
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let's check in and see what's going on over there. happy new year. >> happ. this is our first weekend broadcast. coming up on gma, the massive clean-up effort underway after flooding devestates parts the of the midwest this week washing away homes and roads. we are live in hard hit missouri you with the latest. plus, a terrorist group affiliated with al-qaeda is reportedly using donald trump's words to recruit new members. this while the iowa primary, the first big match-up, is just weeks away. so how will this recent video and his own words affect the next phase of his campaign? that's finally, tcu star quarterback sidelined tonight for his involvement in a bar fight. this one time heisman trophy contender faces assault charges in addition to his game suspension. we will have this and so much more on gma this saturday. have a great saturday, all right?
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>> all right. thank you. >> thanks, ladies. 7:55. top stories. northern new jersey was rattled by an early morning earthquake. >> that's right. people reported the shaking across passaic and orange counties. marcus is live in ringwood with the latest. >> reporter: over 50 reports coming in early this morning. 20 alone here to the ringwood police department. ringwood is where it was centered. the u.s. geographical survey says this was a 2.1 magnitude quake of the official time 12:58. and this quake about 5 miles deep into the earth. ringwood sitting on the ramapo fault, which is known to produce little earthquakes, and that's what this one was considered. light to mild earthquake that took place around 1:00 this morning. 50 reports in total. but no reports of any damages.
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channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. arson investigators have deemed a deadly fire in brooklyn suspicious. officials say it started in the stairwell of a brownstone in bed-sty yesterday. flames quickly spread through that building. firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue two people. 56-year-old michael floyd was trapped in his apartment and did not survive. new york city officials say some former police commissioner's e-mails have been deleted despite a court order the messages be saved. they were part of a lawsuit accusing the department for summonses. deleted the e-mails. police are searching for a elevators. authorities released surveillance video of the suspect accused of mugging at least five women since october. he follows the victims into elevators in apartment buildings, claims to have a gun and grabs their handbags.
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within a five-block area in clairemont. police have posted warnings in a lobby of a building where the mugger struck twice. i am checking in with the social media friends, jeff. they are saying it is cold out there. >> we got down to the freezing mark in new york city. that just goes to show you how warm december was. it was just incredible. going to be a chilly day today, but seasonablyle cool. i mean, temperatures up around the 40-degree mark. we head outside right now and check out that view up the hudson river. some clouds out there now. 34. i think we get more clearing as we head deeper into the day. temperatures rising up to 40 by 2:00 in the afternoon under a lot of sunshine. that west wind 7-14 miles per hour. here is your accuweather seven-day forecast. a breezy day tomorrow, but a little bit milder. up to 44. a very strong arctic cold front moves on in during the day on monday. haven't heard that term so far this year. arctic cold front. 32 for a high on monday.
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it will feel like it's in the teens with the wind chill. could be a snow shower or flurry in the west. tuesday very cold despite a lot of sunshine. into the upper 20s after a morning low of 18. not as harsh on wednesday. 40. back up well into the 40s thursday and friday. that means by our next storm system late friday and saturday should be in the form of rain. the ski areas can make snow in the meantime. >> a lot of sunshine, too. grab your sunglasses, big coat and hat and all that. >> beautiful. >> thank you so much. that's going do it for this edition of "eyewitness news saturday morning." happy weekend. i am michelle charlesworth. >> i am toni yates. for the entire eyewitness news team, thank you for joining us. our friends at "good morning america" are coming up. then another hour of eyewitness news starting just before 9 a.m. >> absolutely. we are going to see you back here, right?
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