tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC January 4, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
of royalty. miss universe will be there talking about the controversy. >> oh, my. that's what's making news in america. good morning. police are questioning a teenager after her mother and man are found dead inside a brooklyn apartment. >> the giants suffer a tough blow from the eagles. was this loss the last for head coach tom coughlin. temperatures took a big dip overnight. you are going to feel it.
good morning. i'm lori stokes. >> like it's winter or something. thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. monday, january 4th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> good morning. it's cold. coldest weather of this young winter season. the temperature will drop all day. temperature advertise 32 kingston, poughkeepsie. 30 newburgh. 29 to monticello. down around belmar and wrightstown 30. wind out there. it's 24 around j.f.k. and 27 staten island and 13 brooklyn for the real feel this morning. this wouldn't be unusual if we had normal winter weather. this may feel like a shock to the system. we may have flurries.
temperature falling all day. the real feel 20 throughout the day. weather and traffic every seven minutes. >> hi. >> she is back. >> so good to be here. >> i think you brought the cold weather with you upon your return. >> i did that as a favor to everyone dying for the cold weather to return. you are welcome. >> thank you. let's go to the subway service. we do not have service on a couple of lines because of overnight track work. a trains between you cline and lefferts and 4 trains between bowling green and utica. new jersey transit, long island, metro north doing fine. looking great at the george washington bridge. no construction. construction at the lincoln and holland tunnels. brooklyn bridge fine. alternately side in effect today. bundle up and move the car. >> good advice. thank you, heather. developing now, police are talking to a 15-year-old girl after finding her mother and
that woman's boyfriend dead. the bodies were found inside the sheepshead houses in brooklyn. kristin thorne is live with new details on the investigation. >> reporter: we have learned from police that the victim here, one of the victims, a 39- year-old woman was shot multiple times. another victim found in the apartment, a 40-year-old man was shot and stabbed. both the victims pronounced dead at the apartment. a 15-year-old girl, the woman's daughter is in police custody. the bodies were found yesterday evening at the apartment on batchelder street in sheepshead bay. it's believed the victims were killed december 27th. police were called to go to the apartment to check on them. the woman was found dead in a back bedroom. the man, her boyfriend, was found dead in the kitchen. a 15-year-old girl is in police custody. charges have not been filed against her.
police say she has implicated herself in the murders. they are looking into the possibility that there was another person involved in the murders. kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> criseskristin, thank you. tough loss for the giants. the team's co-owners will meet to discuss the future of head coach tom coughlin. dray clark is live outside of metlife stadium. >> around the nfl they call this black monday, the day when coaches learn their fate. some have been fired on on the list of potential is giants head coach tom coughlin. there are only two people who know for sure if he will stay or go. now, yesterday the giants loss to the philadelphia eagles at metlife stadium, the team
finished with an unimpressive 6- 10 on the season, the 24eurd straight losing season for the giants. tom coughlin has a yes left on his contract and he could chose to retire. several players are rallying around him. he is known as a tough coach and well respected. he has been head coach of the giants for 12 years. with a pair of super bowl wins, he has a hall of fame resume. but is this the end of a tom coughlin era with the giants. >> i am not answering any more questions. thank you very much. i will think about it and let you know. no one decided anything.
where did the reports come from? did you get initials? >> reporter: a testy tom coughlin after the game. several members of his family members were there adding to speculation it may have been his last game but the coach said yesterday that was nothing more than a late holiday family gathering. we won't know for sure until later this morning if tom coughlin will, in fact, go ahead and leave the team. if he does leave, he will be celebrated for what he has done for this organization. live outside of metlife stadium, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. it is not easy being green this morning. it's down right painful. the jets come back after letting a play-off berth slip from their grasp. a 22-17 loss. the season is over. a jet win would have sent them to the postseason for the first
time since 2010. this morning we don't know the cause of the fire that left a 3-year-old connecticut girl dead. she died in yesterday's fire in bridgeport. her mother managed to get two other children out of the building. when she and a neighbor tried to go back, the heat was too intense. >> she tried. she couldn't, you know. she got everybody and the smoke was getting to her, she was getting burns. >> it has taken a toll on her. so, we ask everybody to keep our family in prayer. >> six people including three children were injured. investigators say the smoke detectors in the condo were disabled. also a pedestrian was hit and killed crossing the street in new jersey last night. police say the 75-year-old man was attempting to cross bloomfield avenue when he was hit. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. no charges have been filed.
on the 48 hour deadline for iranian diplomats to get out of saudi arabia. the 15ud dis -- saudis executed a prominent shiite cleric with 46 other people, most said to be members of al-qaeda. a gun battle raging near the indian consulate in afghanistan. gunmen are holed up in a nearby building firing rockets and automatic weapons. there is reports of new fighting near kabul. the fdr drive in manhattan was shut down sunday following a train reaction crash that involved three police cars. police say the driver stopped short at about noon in the southbound lanes of east harlem
causing the officer driving the first police car to slam on the brakes. it was then rear ended by two other police cars and another vehicle that followed too closely behind. >> pretty loud. we were working on the roof looking at the side of the building and we just heard this thundering thing. when we looked to the side, we looked up and you see this pile up. >> emergency workers took seven officers and another person to the hospital with minor injuries. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> a look outside from our camera at 4 time's square looking south shows great clear skies all the way down south to one world trade and beyond that to staten island and way out there is the bridge. good visibility here. our camera looking to wall street. it's nice and cold. temperature 34. it will drop during the day.
there could be flurries as you see the flow out of the hudson river valley and the catskills that could squeeze out a flurry or two today. 32 at 9:00. dropping to 30 by lunchtime. upper 20s this afternoon. you tack on a northerly wind and it will feel like the 20s today and the teens tonight. a couple of cold days here. so, dress warmly for that. heather is excited about the cold. i saw her. she was doing the hully gully. >> i was doing the hully gully. then i will dance around the may policy. some webcams and traveling around this morning, especially if you want to use the queens midtown tunnel not a bad ride -- this is the queensboro bridge into the city. that's traffic toward us. then another shot of the bridge on the side which looks great.
the harlem river drive, ramp to 125th, construction there. brooklyn battery tunnel, queens midtown doing fine. brooklyn bridge moves fine no. major problems at all. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. you have to get out, bundle up and move your car. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," two local boy scouts don't need badges to demonstrate their courage. how they jumped into action when a bear attacked their troop leader. >> police pull over a man on long island to find out his license was suspended dozens of times.
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new this morning, at least six people are dead after a powerful earthquake in india. it injured more than 100 people near the border of myanmar. it caused part of a popular market to collapse. let's check in with bill, now. >> good morning, everybody. we have skies that are clear. it's quite cold. this is our camera on the roof looking to central park south. there is wollman risk. good visibility. a lot of sunshine today. that will do little to warm us up. this is the camera in brooklyn to the watch tower, bowling green up to the brooklyn bridge. this is looking good. 34, humidity dry. wind northwest at 5. pressure falling. cold morning out here even though normal overnight low temperatures should be 27 degrees. we are a little warmer than that. this afternoon, we will get to
about, well, we will hit the high temperature about 34. colder than normal. the wind, it will feel colder today. the sunsets at 4:41. daylight hours getting longer by a couple of minutes. coldest air mass arrives today. tonight the coldest since march 6th of last year. a couple of cold days before we warm into the 40s. the wind is out of the northwest 10, 5, 18 miles per hour. the real feels this morning are tough in a lot of spots. brooklyn 13 r 25 in the bronx. you are up and at it this morning, monticello a 7-degree real feel and 20s will be the real feel much of the day despite sunshine. still you see the flow out of the northwest here and that could carry a flurry or two around as this air mass squeezes out what moisture is out there. by afternoon the temperature drops, noontime, 1:00, 30. everybody below freezing by the time we make the evening commute.
then tonight into the teens in the city and single digits north and west. tomorrow afternoon in the upper 20s to 30s. this arctic blast out of canada pushing a front through the area. then as we go through the 11th to the 15th, waves of cold air coming across. you expected this sooner than later that it would take place as we head into the coldest weeks of the winter, january into february. we warm back up this week. it will be an up and down thing over a five to seven day period. these are the real feels. windchill 19, 20 degrees. 4 around monticello. tonight windchills in the single digits to below zero. 7, 6, 1 lob to start the day up the hudson river valley. single digits to start the day with the wind and cold. the wind will be gone by overnight and into tomorrow afternoon.
blustery and colder. real feel 20 today. clear and cold tonight. single digits north and west. cold tomorrow despite sunshine. the high is 30. 30 tomorrow. then we start to warm back up gradually. friday 47. it will be mild but there might be rain with that at night and as we go into saturday rain, not snow, rain as we go into the weekend. so, those temperatures are up and down, back to near 50 by sunday. how do you spell rain? >> a couple of rs in there. >> just curious. >> let's check in with heather. >> only a guy who lost a spelling bee would be interested in how you spell that. >> going down that road. >> rub salt. >> four days into january. >> i was 8 years old. just like we knew it would get cold we knew the spelling bee would be brought up.
let's go over here and talk to you about the east river crossings. brooklyn battery tunnel, it's moving well. brooklyn bridge is fine. a trains, no trains between euclid an left first. 4 trains no trains between bowling green and utica. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. minor delays george washington bridge. you have leftover construction at the lincoln and holland. minor delays. no major problems to report. harlem river drive, the ramp to 125th is closed down with ongoing construction. it will be out there for some time. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. you have to move the car. do yourself a favor, defrost your windshield. it took a while for mine to defrost. >> thank you. new york city's first
have cain place in queens on new year's day. the nypd says officers found jocelyn romo's body in her apartment before 11:00. she was found unresponsive, face down in a bed. medical examiner ruled the death a homicide after finding evidence of strangulation and head trauma. police say a suspect is getting a psychological evaluation at jamaica hospital. news of the city's first homicide comes as the police commissioner gets ready to update the crime statistics. bratton and de blasio are releasing the latest numbers at police headquarters. compstat numbers show crime was down but murders, rapes and robberies increased. police arrested a driver on long island for driving with a license that had been suspended more than 80 times. police pulled over eric dunnbar
he gave police a pennsylvania driver's license but officers discovered he had a new york license that was suspended 88 times for failing to answer traffic tickets. investigators charged him withing a graduated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. two young boy scouts in new jersey receiving praise for their bravery. two weeks ago they helped save their troop leader's life after he was attacked by a bear. they are sharing new details about the scary ordeal. here is marci gonzales. >> >> there is not a badge for the kind of bravery it took for these boy scouts to help save their scout leader from a bear attack. >> i thought this was a serious situation, like he might not make it alive if we don't do something. >> reporter: they were part of a small group hiking in new jersey saying the scout leader was near a cave when a black
bear grabbed him by the leg and pulled him inside. >> at first i thought he was joking then i heard the bear and heard him say call 911. >> reporter: instead of panicking the boy scout training kicked in. >> the main thing was to stay calm. >> reporter: calling 911. >> bleeding from his neck, his arms and his head. >> reporter: and coming up with a plan to help rescuers find them deep in the wood. >> do you want us to mike a signal fire. >> yes, start a fire. >> reporter: that dog and the -- that fire and the dog barking. >> it was scary. >> reporter: so scary they feared the worst. >> we have to get out of this alive. i love you guys. >> reporter: they made it out. the leader is recovering because of the boy scouts.
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather good morning. it's cold outside. great visibilities as you see from our camera time's square looking southward. temperatures are 31 new city. 34 in the park. we are looking at winds and windchills that make it colder. that is the issue. the wind is out of the hour. these windchills are cold out here. 26 newark. 23 jamaica queens and dry humidity here. you don't have to worry about anything but flurries today. you will see the temperature over the next seven hours dropping like a rock. heather is looking at the commute. weather then heather. how is it going? not badly. van quick you can see traffic is doing fine there. heading to our maps, some
overnight construction clearing away. a strains no trains -- a trains no trains at lefferts. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. in new jersey, a church fire on friday did not keep a pentecostal congregation from holding sunday services. the church worshiped at a chapel on clinton avenue in newark. a new year's day fire guide the building where they were worshiping. >> we place our faith in god. it's a matter of restoring and rebuilding the church. >> investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire. church officials plan to meet with architects about plans to
a few months after the big debut in new york city, chick- fil-a at herald square is shut down. among the violations, a december 24th inspection revealed evidence of flies, food not could protected from contamination or wiping cloths that were dirty or not stored properly. closing in on 5:00, ahead, two bodies found inside an apartment complex. a 15-year-old girl is being questioned. what police told us about the investigation. >> also a man on long island arrested in connection with a
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>> president obama said to make a big decision on gun control. will he bypass congress to get it done. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is monday, january 4th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. certainly tonight there should be no one sleeping out on the streets tonight. homeless need to be in. it will be brutally cold, dangerously cold where you can get frostbite in 20 minutes. we have a northerly wind at 5 miles per hour. north port, massapequa 36. 35 hauppauge. 38 east hampton. that's the warm spot. temperatures are falling. the other part is the wind 20 to 25. brooklyn feels like it's 12 and much of the day feels like it will be 20, 8 around monticello. a windy cold day. it wouldn't feel so bad if we eased into the temperatures. but we were setting record
highs in the 60s. this will feel shocking today and tomorrow. dangerously cold. 14 in the city. single digits in the suburbs. weather and traffic. we had overnight track work but it has been completed and all the subways are on or close. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north fine. brooklyn battery tunnel, brooklyn bridge fine. minor delay at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland. we cross our fingers and hope it stays this way. harlem river drive the ramp to 125th, construction. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. we are following a developing story this morning in brooklyn. two bodies found in an apartment complex. right now the 15-year-old daughter of one of the victims is being questioned by police. now, the discovery was made last night in sheepshead bay.
kristin thorne is live on the scene with an update on the investigation. kristin? >> good morning, lori. police say the 15-year-old girl, the woman's daughter has implicated herself in the murders. she has not been formally charged but is being questioned at the 61st precinct. the bodies of the woman and her boyfriend were found inside the apartment on batchelder street in sheepshead bay. the woman was shot multiple times. the man was shot and stabbed. the woman's body was found in the bedroom in the apartment. the man's kitchen. it's believed that they were killed december 27th. police say they are looking into the possibility that another person was involved in these murders. live in sheepshead bay this morning, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kristin, thank you. new york governor andrew cuomo issued an executive order
of new york to protect the city with the freezing temperatures. some homeless people and civil liberties activists do not like the order. >> the shelters are filled with bed bugs. it's a drug den, okay. it's not a savory place. >> >> the order goes into effect tomorrow. the temperature is forecasted to go be who freezing before then. president obama talks gun violence with loretta lunch. they will discuss what -- lynch. they will discuss what steps the president can take to fight the problem. there is talk that he is bypass congress and take executive action to strengthen background checks. iranian diplomats in saudi arabia are packing up under
the saudis told them to get out after iranian protestors ransacked the embassy in iran. the saudis executed a prominent shiite cleric along with 46 other people convicted on terrorism charges. a vehicle located during an arrest on long island has been traced back to a murder in virginia. police say plate readers lead them to a stolen vehicle. when officers pulled it over they found tremaine williams behind the wheels as well as a loaded m-4 assault rifle. williams was arrested and the vehicle is part of a homicide investigation in norfolk. police released new video of a guy they say committed three burglaries in one staten island business complex. the most recent was yesterday morning. he scopes out a fast-food restaurant on richmond avenue. he smashes a front door with a large rock and does not realize cameras see everything. after handling the block ken glass he covered his face with
a rag at that point. if you know who the guy is, call police. >> clear shot, right? >> a little too clear for his liking. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> here we go. a look from our camera at 4 time's square, the camera bouncing around with the northwest wind. 34 degrees. a cold day with that wind out there. teens and 20s much of the day today. we look to 59th street in midtown, 34 in the park with cloudy to partly cloudy skies and the northerly wind coming in. with the northerly wind, this is arctic air out of canada. don't be surpriseded if you run into that north and west of the city. the temperature drops all day. 34 now. 9:00 temperature, 10:00, 30, 31, 28, 29 this afternoon, clear skies and bitter cold this evening. well, the huckleberries are back at the bus stop.
ken, this is how you spell bur, four your next spelling bee. >> it won't end. the gal in green will check out the traffic. >> yeah. >> did you participate in a spelling bee. >> no, i knew better. eventually it would come back to haunt me. >> you see what can happen to someone. i will show you something that will not haunt you this morning at this point, the george washington bridge and traffic is moving across the span without major problems, upper and lower levels. head the happens -- heading to the maps, lincoln and holland minor delays. harlem river drive the ramp is closed until next year. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. subway service is on or close. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori, over to you.
mayor de blasio and senator chuck schumer will meet commuters at the barclay center this morning. it's their biggest push yet to spread the word about the commuter benefits law. city employers with 20 or more workers are now required to help workers use pretax dollars to pay for their transit expenses. by one calculation, new yorkers will save $443 a year off the cost of a monthly metro card. a school bus in new jersey goes up in flames. athletes escaping as the fire spreads. to safety. >> a stand off at a government
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an armed stand off in oregon. they are planning to turn themselves in today. a judge ordered them back to prison saying the original sentences were too short based on federal guidelines. more than 100 armed protestors are holed up in burns, oregon. the group is angry with what it calls the government's failed legal process. the officers in san bernardino where a deadly terror attack are expected to reopen with tighter security. syed farook and tashfeen malik went on a rampage that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others. they later died in a shoot out with police. the officers will reopen but the conference hall where the shooting occurred will remain closed indefinitely.
a fast moving track team put its speed to use moments before a fire december strode the school bus in -- destroyed the school bus in newark. the track team was on their way to the essex county relay championships. the head coach was parked in his car behind the bus when he saw smoke. >> i started beeping my horn, getting the kids attention. i got out of the car and rushed to get them off the bus. some kids ran that way and some that way. as i got the kids off the bus, you see the fire go up the sides of the bus. >> the students are okay. much of the equipment was destroyed. the team did compete in the meet. floor waters are rolling south -- floodwaters, excuse me, threatening communities on the mississippi river. millions of people in the flood zone will see their lives
100 homes have been swallowed by the river. the new danger is in tennessee, arkansas and mississippi. bill evans is joining us with the accuweather forecast. bill? >> good morning. it's windy. you see the camera in astoria looking south bouncing down the east river. you can see past the power plant down to one world trade. good visibility and it's cold. 33 our temperature. dry humidity. north wind 5 gusting to 20 at times. pressure is falling. normal high temperature 45. we will be below that. overnight low is 35. we will see the temperature dropping during the day today to numbers below normal for this time of year. the real feel will be colder with the wind out there. sayreville 32. long branch 28. 30 wrightstown. these numbers are down a did agree or two. wind out of the north and northwest as arctic air pours in. makes it feel like the 20s around the five boroughs.
you see 25 to 12 degrees. 21 sussex. 8 around monticello for the real feel. some of the gusts so far have been around 29 miles per hour at laguardia. 25 newark. this will be a windy day with cold arctic high pressure pouring in today and tonight and tomorrow. now, eventually, as this high- pressure ridge slides eastward the winds die down. don't be surprised if you see a flurry. this afternoon in the upper 20s to 18 monticello. temperature dropping like a rock. this is the air temperature, not the real feel. tonight the temperature drops overnight to around 14 overnight. tomorrow by afternoon we are still going to be at the freezing mark and below. the windchills are forecast this afternoon to feel like the 20s to 19. 4 in monticello this afternoon. overnight and then starting tomorrow morning, we are in the single digits for real feels to
if we had snow on the ground it would be colder because of the wind. but stow start the day tomorrow in newburgh, zero. 6 below monticello. tomorrow afternoon we are going to have the real feels in the 20s. we start to warm up by wednesday. blustery and cold at the bus stop. wear your warm gear. dress warmly. i give it an f. it's freezing. blustery and colder with flurries possible. the real feel 20. wouldn't be bad if we eased into this. a few days ago we were in the 60s. clear and cold, goes winds diminish. 14 in the city. cold despite sunshine tomorrow, high is 30. wednesday we warm back up. by friday 47. friday there could be rain friday night. it looks like rain into saturday. that would be rain and not snow any time soon. so, the sanitation department has issued a christmas tree
oh, christmas tree, oh, christmas tree, time to rip off your branches. >> i put mine out friday. >> did you really? >> i did. >> isn't that unlikely before the 5th. >> did i not ask you that and you -- i won't say your exact answer. >> you are the one that looked it up and found out it was the 5th. >> i'm speaking on the 6th at the lutheran church in manhasset on the magi and epiphany. >> i was pulling it out. >> you see the back of lori's head on the tree and on namghts. >> that -- ornaments. >> that's what it was. >> let's check in with heather. >> bad luck this year. let's go to the mass transit and talk about what is going on with new jersey
metro north, everything is on or close to schedule. subway service doing just fine. we have george washington bridge, lincoln and holland tunnel with minor delays. overnight construction picked up and put away. brooklyn battery tunnel, brooklyn bridge, east river crossings doing fine. harlem river drive northbound, ramp to 127th street closed problems. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the future of giants head coach tom could
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his plan last year to read a new book every two weeks. zuckerberg is known for following through. five years ago he vowed to learn mandarin and he gave a 20- minute speech in that language. >> i wouldn't doubt him for anything. if he says he will do it, you better watch out. robot facebook. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. take a look outside. we have clear skies and great visibility down past one world trade. the camera is bouncing around a bit because of the winds northwest at 25, 20, 25 miles per hour from newark, elizabeth, around the five boroughs to brooklyn and queens and out to nassau county. the winds are tough. feels like 20s. 25 in the park. 21 newark and elizabeth. humidities are dry. taking the ferry, maybe a
manhattan to the east ferries this morning. dress extremely warm. not going so well if you use the southern state parkway. a webcam and the southern state parkway, exit 30, the westbound side, a vehicle fire. two lanes are closed down. left. quickly. let's go to the maps and i can tell you that new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing fine. subway service is on or close to schedule. george washington bridge, lincoln and holland have minor delays. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. >> thank you. still ahead, a scar during a church service. a man walking in with a rifle. how a quick thinking pastor saved everyone.
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quilted northern works so well people can forget their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy, who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob. developing this morning a mother and her boyfriend found dead inside an apartment. one of the victim's 15-year-old daughter is being questioned by police. >> was yesterday tom coughlin's final day with team blue. >> a boy scout leader attacked by a bear, we are hearing from the two scouts that saved his life. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes.
it's monday, january 4th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. sometimes all you have to do is look at the outside live shots. it's a windy morning. if you look down to big alice, you see the steam heading off to the east in that direction. that's an indicator it's almost straight out. that's about a 15 to a 20 miles per hour wind from the north to northwest. 33 degrees. that's the temperature at 5:00 a.m. 35 whitestone the warm spot. temperatures are dropping. 38 montauk. 19 monticello. the real feels are in the 20s mostly. brooklyn at 11. 27 bridgeport p. 9 in monticello. a northwest wind. a couple of flurries in the arctic air mass.
we will drop the temperature all day long, into the 020s this evening -- into the 20s this evening. heather is looking at the commute. you got a mess on the southern state. >> we do. this is the southern state parkway. it's the westbound side. that is traffic toward us. you can see the activity, so we have two lanes getting by. that backup, as you go to the westbound side is pretty bad for this time of the morning. let's go to the maps, southern state parkway near exit 30 is where the vehicle fire is. mass transit is okay. no major problems to report, even the subway service on or close. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. back to you. >> thank you. we begin with the fate of tom coughlin. many wondering if yesterday was his last game with the team. a lot of questions this morning.
clark is live outside metlife stadium with more. good morning, dray. >> reporter: good morning, ken. no question that tom coughlin left his mark on the new york giants organization. the question is have his coaching days with the team reached a conclusion. there are two people that know for sure, the team owners. but yesterday the giants lost the last game of the season to the philadelphia eagles here at metlife stadium. the team finished with a 6-10 record on the season, the third straight losing season. tom coughlin has a year left and he could choose to retire rather than be fired. players are rallying behind him and they would like to see him back for another season. coughlin has been a coach with the giants for 12 years, bare of super bowl wins and has been with the nfl for more than 20 years.
he has a hall of fame resume. the question is, has the tom coughlin era reached a conclusion with the new york giants. >> i am not answering any more questions. i said i would think about it and i will let you know. [ inaudible ]. >> by who? no one decided anything? where did the reports come from? did you get initials? >> reporter: now, a number of his family members were at the game yesterday in metlife stadium adding to speculation that perhaps yesterday was his last time coaching with the giants but coughlin put that to rest. the family was gathering for a late holiday get together because that's what they do every year. meanwhile, again, we won't know for sure whether will happen until later on this morning at the earliest.
team, he certainly will go out in grand fashion and celebrated for what he has done over the course of 12 seasons with the giants. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. > >> thank you. the jets are coming home. they dropped to for information manager head coach rex ryan. five seasons and couldn'ting since the jets last reached the play-offs. developing this morning, a gruesome scene at a housing authority complex in brooklyn. a mother and her boyfriend were found dead in an apartment last night. we are told the woman's 15-year- old daughter is being questioned by police. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live now in sheepshead bay with details. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, lori. police are still on the scene.
according to the nypd, the 39- year-old woman was shot several times. her boyfriend, a 40-year-old man was shot and stabbed. they were pronounced dead at the scene. the woman's daughter, a 15-year- old girl according to police has implicated herself in the murders and is in police custody. the bodies were discovered yesterday evening inside the apartment on batchelder street in sheepshead bay. it's believed the victims were killed december 27th. a family member called police asking them to come and check on the victims because they hadn't heard from them. the woman was dead in a back bedroom chair. the boyfriend found dead in the kitchen. police are looking into the possibility that there was someone else involved in the murders. live in sheepshead bay, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. this morning we still don't
know the cause of a fire that left a 3-year-old connecticut girl dead. sincere pettway died in yesterday's fire at her mother's condo in bridgeport. her mother managed to get two other children out of the building but when she and a neighbor tried to go back for sincere, the heat was intense. >> she tried, she couldn't. she got everybody. the smoke was getting to her, she was getting burned. she had burns. >> it has taken a toll on her. we ask everybody to keep our family in prayer. >> six people including three children were injured. investigators say the smoke detectors in the condo disabled. new york city's first homicide of 2016 appears to have taken place in queens new year's day. the nypd said officers found the body in woodhaven before 11:00 friday night. the 19-year-old was found unresponsive, face down in bed. the medical examiner ruled her
evidence of strangulation and head trauma. a suspect is getting a psychological evaluation. news of the city's first homicide comes as the police commissioner gets ready to update the crime statistics for the five boroughs. economic near bratton and mayor de blasio are reallying the -- releasing the latest numbers this afternoon. as of last week, figures showed crime overall was down slightly last year though murders, rapes and robberies increased. crime concerns in newark are bringing changes to the department of public safety. mayor baraka is expected to announce additional details about the department of public safety showing that the city struggled with violent crimes last year. the pioneering changes will affect the internal operations and external relations of the department. a pedestrian was hit and
killed crossing the street in new jersey last night. the 75-year-old man was attempting to cross bloomfield avenue when he was hit. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. the driver remained on the scene. no charges have been filed. fdr in manhattan was temporarily shut down following a chain reaction crash that involved three police cars. a driver stopped short around noon in the southbound lanes of east harlem causing the officer driving the first police car to slam on the brakes. it was rear ended by two other police cars and another vehicle that followed close behind. emergency workers took seven officers and another to the hospital with minor injuries. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. let's look outside. a cold one. the camera is bouncing around. you see the temperature 33. it will be a cold day with real feels in the teens and 20s. camera on the roof looking to
midtown shows partly cloudy skies. cold arctic dense air mass over us. we will look at temperatures that will be dropping all day. so, we hit our high early in the morning. high temperatures squeezes out moisture. 8:00 temperature, 32 to 30 by lunchtime. 28 after school. it will be cold with the wind. kiddos at the bus stop before school, after school today, really cold. dress warmly. letter limit your time at the bus stop. do like heather and i do, pay a kid to be a look out. >> that's right. >> you stand out here when the bus comes. we will be in the neighbor's house nice, warm and toasty. >> a little cup of hot cocoa for you. let's go to the maps. traveling on the southern state parkway and it looks like the westbound side near exit 30 vehicle fire being cleared away
as you go through that spot. we have subway status, service on or close to schedule. brooklyn battery tunnel, brooklyn bridge, east river crossings doing fine. harlem river drive north, 127th street closed until next year. still ahead, talk about repeat offenders, a man of a rested on long island. wait -- arrested on long island. wait until you hear how many times his license has been suspended. we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day.
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the first look at the boy scouts whose clear thinking helped the scout leader when he was pulled in a cave by a bear. the brothers, 12 and 13 years old, stayed calm and new what to do. vincent and frank can he lapore called 911 and threw food toward the cave in order to lure the bear out. >> i thought this was a serious situation, like he might not make it out alive if we didn't do something. >> it was scary. >> they are cute. the two boys followed instructions to start a fire to
the fire and the scout master's barking dog finally helped scare off the bear. a long island man is due in court today following his arrest for driving with a license that had been suspended more than 80 times. police pulled over 43-year-old eric dunbar for speeding in medford yesterday. he gave police a pennsylvania driver's license. officers discovered that he had a new york license suspended 88 times for failing to answer traffic tickets. investigators charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. if you have been on the fence about playing power ball, you have 400 millions to take that chance, lori. that's the size for wednesday's drawing. the lump sum payment that you would get if you wanted it all at once is nearly 245 million. >> who doesn't.
winning the big prize are one in 300 million. there are 310 million in the u.s. bill is happy. you must have tickets and feeling good about it. >> it never stops anyone. you get a ticket and stand in line, people talking, you say one in 300 million but not when you are standing in that line. you are the one. you will win. they are talking about what they will do with the money when they get it. when i win i will buy the chrysler building. brought to you by jeep. thank you very much. across the east river, down the jersey shore from asbury park we can see the end of the pier, navigationnal pee cons and a wind out of the north. it's going down the beach here.
north to northwest wind. chilly 33 degrees and dropping. coldest air mass of the season arrives tonight. really cold night tonight with single digit temperatures in the suburbs. windchills will be colder than that as the wind dies down tonight. 32 kingston. warmer than it is at carmel and middletown where it's 30 degrees. the park 33. everybody is just at or below freezing except man talk 38 degrees. we have the wind out of the north and northwest makes it feel cold. 2350e78s like 11 -- feels like 11 in brooklyn. 25 in the park. 23 staten island. cold numbers. 9 the real feel in monticello. dress warm with a lot of layers. letter working outside, the wind gusts are 21, 29 miles per hour. letter the cold air out of canada and a northerly wind with high pressure building in. letter there might be flurries. by the time we get to 2:00, the temperatures drop to 29 in the
park. 24 poughkeepsie. 18 monticello. this is the air temperature. this is not counting the wind. tonight the temperatures are in the teens and overnight into tomorrow morning and by tomorrow afternoon we are still at the freezing mark and below. this arctic air pours in today and tomorrow then moderates. letter as we go to january 11th to the 15th, waves of cold air coming through. warm up, back to cold, warm up. that's the way it's shaping up. into the afternoon, here are the windchills. at 2:00, 4 in monticello. 11 newburgh. tonight windchills in the single digits and below zero in the single digits north and west. we start with real feels in the single digits. real feel 20. tonight clear, cold, winds diminish. tomorrow it's cold, plenty of sunshine with a high of 30. it warms back up.
letter a shot at night and temperatures are in the upper 40s as we get to the weekend with a shot at rain. so, actually, it should be mild as we go into the weekend. folks are talking about it on social media. >> what are they talking about? >> some like the cold. >> some like it hot. >> what does heather feel. >> what do i feel? >> we know. >> we know it's terrible. >> i posted on my facebook page, i tweeted it out a good idea to start your car early. >> because you had an experience. >> it took a while. this might take a while to get through this delay on the southern state parkway exit 30, 29, this is because of a vehicle fire. that's the westbound side of the southern state. head to the maps. southern state west near exit 30 vehicle fire extinguished and cleared away but you will
letter subway service on or close. brooklyn battery, queensboro, east river crossings doing fine. mass transit it is well. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. over to you. >> thank you. still ahead, a man with a rifle walks into a church. how the pastor kept him from opening fire on worshippers. >> new details on the self- proclaimed nuns fighting to keep their pot business no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter. mcdonald's all day breakfast menu. wow. the internet is crazy fast here.
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people near the border of myanmar. the earthquake destroyed or damaged a number of buildings leaving cracks in walls. it caused part of a popular market to collapse. new this morning, tragedy on a lake in wisconsin. two men are dead in an apparent canoeing accident. authorities say all four took out the canoe and never returned. they are friends between the ages of 20 and 23. there was no evidence that any of them was wearing a life jacket. a north carolina pastor used prayer and quick thinking to take control when a gunman walked in his church holding a rifle in the air. pastor larry wright spotted the man. he immediately left the podium and confronted the stranger as people ran for the door and took cover in pews. the pastor talked the man into handing over the gun and
>> when i told the congregation it's okay. he wants prayer. the power of god hit and he fell to his knees and began to cry and weep and he had his face on the ground. >> that is something. could have gone the other way. police say the gunman has not been charged. he is getting treatment at a local facility. the power of prayer. >> yes. still ahead this morning, a track team in new jersey on a school bus when it catches fire. flames shooting from the bus. find out how the coach got
and traffic on "eyewitness news this morning." happy monday. the roof camera to midtown, good visibilities, a few clouds. we have cold temperatures. 33 newark and elizabeth. 35 brooklyn and queens. check out the winds, 25, 20 miles per hour. it will be that day where it's chilly. the next several hours, the next seven, the temperatures drop. we hit the high temperature this morning of 34. that temperature will be dropping. through the day today, temperatures will fall off. 34. 30 by noontime in syosset. upper 20s for the evening commute. heather is busy this morning. nice to have you back. >> good to be back. the 4 trains, we have issues. it's mechanical problems at 149th street grand concourse. expect downtown delays and service express only.
parking rules are in effect today. ken, over to you. >> thank you. a few months after the big debut in new york city, chick- fil-a in herald square is shut down. amongst the violates, evidence of flies, food not protected from contamination and wiping cloths dirty or not properly stored in sanitizing solution. the restaurant decided to shut down the doors for a total cleaning overhaul. chick-fil-a is normally closed on sundays. two self-proclaimed california nuns are trying to keep up with the much higher calling. they sell oils and other apparently therapeutic items made from marijuana. sister kate and sister darcy insists their pot isn't illegal because it does not contain thc, the chemical that makes users high. they are worried that local lawmakers may ban their product during a vote next week.
survivor is faced with losing her dream come true, volunteers help. the texas teen suffered from a rare fo of the disease. she got a home that is 15 feet tall. when the family had to move they were worried how to move the house until generous volunteers took care of everything. organizers from make a wish stepped in, drove the house across town. that's sweet. >> yes. closing in on 6:00. developments in brooklyn, a mother and her boyfriend were discovered dead inside an apartment. the woman's 15-year-old