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good luck tomorrow in the lotto. breaking news at 4:30. crews handling an emergency situation at a hospital on the upper west side. we have a crew live on the scene and new video just coming in. plus passengers attacked on a plane that attack off from laguardia. we are getting a look at new video from inside the plane showing the woman at the center of the investigation. and terrifying moments at a wedding rehearsal when a toddler falls into an open shaft. we have an update on how he's doing this morning. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thank you for joining us, i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday, january 8th. >> and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic.
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with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> good morning, everyone. happy friday. we're starting off with some nice numbers here for you. grab a jacket or a sweater, but the temperature 36 degrees. two days ago we were starting off at 11. so it's really warmed up nicely. normal overnight low is about 28. so we are above normal, even north and west some cool numbers, kingston, poughkeepsie, 16 degrees. 15 around middle town, 30 norwalk, 30 on long island. so these numbers are nice. it's calm, it's quiet this morning. but there is a winter weather advisory for tonight up above i- 80 and i-287 and along i-84. there could be a little frozen precipitation. we're going to talk about that and your weekend coming up here with some heavy rain on sunday. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. apparently heather had an alligator fall on her windshield. >>reporter: you heard about that, right? >> yeah. >>reporter: you gotta watch out for those alligators. >> snakes on her windshield in this warm and cold, warm and cold. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center this morning.
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>>reporter: we'll start out by telling you what's happening on the subways. good morning to you, bill, good morning, everybody. we'll start over and tell you what's happening on the 4 train, downtown delays with ongoing signal problems. j train back on time. now, over on 59th between 9th and 10th, police department activity continuing. hudson river crossings moving okay. and lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on or close, going outside to our webcam, l.i.e. westbound moving okay through deer park avenue, some overnight construction just wrapping up and going over to our other camera, george washington bridge moving okay. alternate side in effect. back over to you, shirleen, ken. >> all right, debbie, thank you. it's 4:32. we have breaking news. a hazmat situation unfolding at mount sinai roosevelt hospital after somebody jumped from a building and in the process landed on a liquid oxygen tank. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live on the upper west side with the very latest. what do we know, dray? >>reporter: good morning, ken. it was a very large and active situation. although within the last 30 minutes or so we've noticed firefighters beginning to leave
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that would seem to indicate they have a handle on the situation. now, this is all happening on 59th street between 9th and 10th avenue. we understand around 2:00 this morning police say a person jumped from a neighboring high rise building and landed on a pressure oxygen tank line outside roosevelt hospital. that line was severed and that caused a leak which triggered a large-scale hazmat response. now, we're told the hospital did lose oxygen temporarily, but quickly transitioned to portable oxygen to make sure those patients who needed oxygen would be covered. meanwhile, a private vendor has now arrived and is in the process of repairing first shutting down the leak, and then repairing the leak. we're told the repair could end up being an all-day operation. the hospital was not evacuated, although some patients were relocated to other areas of the hospital while this was all playing out.
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59th street between 9th and 10th avenue, down the block you can still see a number of emergency vehicles here but you get the immediate sense that the situation is under control because when we arrived here about an hour or so ago, there were quite a few emergency vehicles here parked along the street. they have now all gone. we're waiting to get official word from the fire department. we're hopeing to hear from them soon, but, again, the situation out here seemingly under control after police say a person jumped from a high rise building and landed on top of an oxygen line that feeds into the hospital. we're live this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. developing this morning, the fdr drive was closed for several hours overnight after a deadly hit and run. a 29-year-old man was struck and killed around 1:00 this morning. he was walking in the fdr's northbound lanes near 29th street and the waterside apartment towers. the driver sped away and police say they are now looking for a
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4:35. new this morning a flight from new york forced to land in detroit after a woman attacked several passengers. [ screaming ] >> it's okay. >> other passengers quickly took that woman down on board the shuttle america flight. the flight took off from laguardia last night, was headed for chicago when the pilot was forced to land in detroit. >> we are going to be landing, please remain seated. the authorities will come on board. >> officers boarded the plane at metro airport and the woman was handcuffed and taken into custody. the rest of the passengers then continued on to chicago. so far no charges have been filed. anchts toddler is safe this morning after a terrifying fall during a wedding rehearsal dinner at a bronx banquet hall. 2-year-old isaiah edwards will be the ringbearer in a relative's wedding this weekend. last night he fell down a shaft while the wedding party reshersed oot villa barone manor in throtion neck.
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box that rises from the dance floor for grand entrances and the little boy was playing when he fell underneath it. >> the space surrounding the elevator was wide enough for somebody to fall right through it. all i saw was him run to the elevator and he dropped. >> the little boy dropped down between five and 10 feet but his family was able to pull him to safety before first responders arrived. he was treated for some bumps and bruises, but he's otherwise okay. 4:36. no charges this morning after a woman was hit and killed by a car on the upper east side. this happening at 78th and york last night. police say 68-year-old andrea congressmenin was crossing york when she was hit by a honda pilot. the new jersey woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> right away she was not moving. she looked like she was wasn't responding to anything anybody standing over here. as soon as the ems got her, they tried to revive her, which right away we knew it didn't look good. >> the driver did remain of the scene and because of that no
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a 15-year-old girl from brooklyn is due in court today to face charges she murdered her mother and her mother's boyfriend. police say destiny garcia confessed to the murders earlier this week. investigators discovered the bodies of 38-year-old rosie sanchez and her boyfriend, 40- year-old anderson noneez in the sheep'shead bay houses sunday night. the teen's attorney says garcia will plead not guilty to all charges. two people have been arrested on terror-related charges in two states. the men were taken into custody in california and texas yesterday. the man arrested in sacramento is a 23-year-old refugee from iraq. he is accused of lying to federal investigators about traveling to syria to fight for terror groups. the second man who was arrested in houston is suspected of possibly plotting an attack. that man is due in court this morning. an ex-convict accused of ploting to carry out a terrorist attack at a rochester
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federal court today. people described 25-year-old emanuel litchman as a panhandler with mental problems. but federal prosecutors say he's a would-be terrorist who wanted to prove he was worthy of joining isis. 4:38 is our time. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> hey, let's take a look outside. here's what's happening this morning. we're looking from our camera on the roof, and we are elooking down toward the corner of -- corner of 59th street and fifth avenue known as central park south. we're looking at a nice morning here where temperatures are right around 36 degrees. today we'll be getting into the 40s once again. we'll have clouz coming in too from the south and west and you'll see that off to our west there's some rain, back here around chicago and into the ohio valley, the mid- mississippi valley that. will come to us tonight around midnight, but it kind of dies out as it comes eastward. so today is a really nice start to the weekend. we gotta lot of sunshine
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clouds start to come in, 43 at 1:00. we'll be in the mid-40s later on this afternoon, we start to get some cloudy skies this evening. we're going to talk about the weekend. it's all kinds of crazy weather to talk about, and there's some crazy stuff going on on the grand stray parkway, is that right, debbie duhaime? >>reporter: for sure. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. we'll start on the grand central parkway westbound at jewel avenue, an accident blocking two lanes. delays building there already. over at the bayonne bridge, overnight construction just wrapping up there. problems continue on 202009 at mount harmony road in burnsville, fire activity there. over on 72, right at the garden state parkway, looks like a downed utility pole from an earlier accident signal problems, so the 4 drain downtown delays, again, a signal problem at 149th. avoid 59th between 9th and 10th with that ongoing police department activity. dray will have more from that scene. let's go outside and i'll show you a look at the l.i.e. l.i.e. westbound okay through comack road. deer park construction being cleared.
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back over to you, shirleen, ken. >> all right, debbie, thank you. 4:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a restaurant being threatened with violence for its open carry stats. what the owner is doing in response. plus the fight against isis is hiding to facebook. how federal officials -- is heading to facebook, how officials are taking steps to curb the islamic state. and the dollars waited to
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an entrance to yosemite national park is shut down this morning after a rockslide left the road completely blocked. this road is usually considered the most reliable way to get into the park. crews have brought in heavy machinery to move the boulders but are waiting to test the stability of the hillside before beginning any work.
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escondido caused a roof to collapse at a good will store. four employees were inside when it happened but they weren't hurt. to make matters worse, water began to gush in from a broken pipe which drenched everything inside. what a mess. in these parts not soavment meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> oh, no, we got a great start to the day, shirleen. here we go. looking at our camera in astoria. we are marching to astoria and roosevelt island and all the way down we can see one world trade. got a great visibility here. here's the chrysler building and 432 park avenue, all of this with a clear to partly cloudy sky this morning, going to be a great start to the day. here we go from the george washington bridge. this morning we're looking at temperatures starting out around 36 degrees. the humidity on the dry side, a light north wind. pressure right at 30.20 this. arctic air mass still hanging on, kind of still sliding eastward, the last of this arctic air is over us today, but it will nicely. yesterday's high was 46. and normal is about 38.
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back in that mid-40 range. record high 65 in '98. i show you that because we could break over a 100-year record on sunday. 33 now at northport and massapequa in hauppauge it's 28. always a cool spot there. northward in the teens and low 20s, upper 20s white plains. just that light little northerlily wind here this morning, not a big factor here, but it does make it feel a little cooler today. but we start off with just a very calm morning. now tonight starting around 7:00, really, this is more closer toward midnight this will take place. a winter weather advisory here up above i-80 here, i-287 here, i-84 here. some of this drizzle that falls tonight will fall in this colder air with higher elevations might create some slippery roads overnight tonight. and this is all because of this system that is back to our west. showers here around chicago. this slides eastward, but you'll see on our future. as it comes eastward, sunshine
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just a mixture of high clouds. and on our futurecast, here comes the sprinkles with this front. notice the pink shades, the white shades. that's a little snow and ice mixed there in sullivan, ork county in here -- orange county, in here towards ulster county. the rest of the area has a little drizzle on saturday morning. and then by the time we get to sunrise, that's going to be gone. we got a cloudy day on saturday, and then some big time rain comes in for sunday starting early in the morning. it'll be all rain because it'll be very warm. we're looking at temperatures this afternoon that get 92 low and mid-40s. overnight tonight you'll see where the ice and snow is here up above i-84, slippery roads here. the temperature very marginal right there for a time, but you see by afternoon we're going to be close to 50 degrees. so we're going to be looking at sunshine today, clouds in the afternoon, the high is going to be around 45. tonight this late drizzle -- light drizzle and stuff gets going closetory midnight, 30 in the far suburbs north and west and a touch of rain tomorrow morning. and then cloudy and mild
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so it's not a washout on saturday. sunday, well, look at how much rain we could have on sunday, an inch or two by afternoon, and then 1876 is the record high on sunday. we could tie that. we could break that. i'm sorry, say that again. >> i said i remember that. >> and we could actually see temperatures in the real feels on monday in the 20s. >> that's just crazy. so we could go from the extreme of one of the hottest days to one of the coldest or -- well, not the coldest, but in the seasonal cold. >> as they say in brooklyn, from the sublime to the ridiculous. [ laughter ] >> in his best brooklynese >> i love it. debbie, how's traffic looking? >>reporter: good morning. good morning, shirleen, ken, bill and good morning everybody. we're going to start off in queens right now and tell you what's happening on the grand central parkway. grand central parkway westbound into jewel avenue accident
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now, a problem in jersey on 202 in burnersville. fire department activity at mount harmony road. and also on 72. 72 west of the garden state parkway accident with a utility pole down. 4 trains downtown delays with signal problems at 149th, and definitely avoid 59th between 9th and 10th. that's still closed with that ongoing fire department activity. dray clark will have more for us from the scene. inbound george washington bridge lower level ez pass only. lincoln and the holland moving okay. we'll go outside and show awe look at the l.i.e. westbound. still moving okay right through kiseena boulevard. going to the other camera, inbound side of the bqe, stop- and-go traffic getting up to the brooklyn bridge. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, shirleen, ken >> debbie, thank you. 4:47. new this morning, an investigation uncovering a case of money not well spent by federal officials. a review finding an amtrak employee was paid more than $850,000 over the past 20 years see, the problem is the
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was available already for free. the money was paid by the drug enforcement agency, neither the d.e.a. nor amtrak has responded to the report. the owner of a texas barbecue joint is facing death threats after supporting a new open carry gun law. since january 1st, the restaurant in cypress, texas has been offering discounts to guns. that is when the new open carry law went into effect. but someone use ago fake account has posted threats on -- using a fake account has posted threats on facebook, saying he'll shoot up the restaurant tomorrow and he says armed customers won't be able to stop him. >> we're going to open on saturday as usual. we're not going to, you know, run and hide. we're going to continue to cook and give our customers, you know, our food, and we're going to go on about our business as it was a regular day. >> the owner has spoken with police about the threat and peace officers will be there for added protection. 4:49. we're getting a look at the
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to arrest a teenaged boy for the murder of a rabbi from brooklyn. 15-year-old deand re charles was arrested last month in the shooting death of joseph radisson. police in florida believe radisson was the victim of a botched robbery while walking to temple in north miami beach in august of 2014. during interrogation cops say the teen admitted to holding a gun before, but insists he had nothing to do with the murder >> first he told us he didn't have a gun, but that's not true. >> i said -- i said i hold guns, but, like -- >> you hold guns. what does hold guns mean? >> like i hold a gun before. >> charles is charged as an adult. he has pleaded not guilty. international search, the mother of the so-called affluenza teen is back in texas to face a judge. tonya couch is due in court for an arraignment this morning. she is charged with hindering her son's apprehension.
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u.s. authorities tracked down tonya and her 18-year-old son ethan couch last month in mexico. ethan remains in mexico as he continues his fight, his effort to deport -- his effort to fight deportation, that is. ethan is known as using an affluenza defense in a drunken driving case. a highline heavily meeting in silicon valley today will search for ways to stop terrorists from using one of their most powerful weapons, the internet. the government is seeking the tech industry's help in hindering efforts by isis to recruit new members online and to block their use of encrypted communications. leaders from technology and internet companies will meet with officials from the fin and -- fbi and national intelligence directors. 4:50. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, a reporter is stabbed in the back when a shocking demonstration takes a dangerous turn. yikes! also ahead, we're learning
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic here on eyewitness news this morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. and here we go, it's 4:53, coming up on 4:54, and we got partly cloudy skies here as we look from our roof camera
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we are going to be looking at temperatures over the next several hours about 35 about 5:00 a.m. to 40 here by midday. and then we'll be getting into the mid-40s later on this afternoon. we'll be seeing temperatures that warm up nicely. as a matter of fact, they'll warm up -- temperatures about 7 to 8 degrees more than normal for this time of year. we'll be looking at temperatures, you know, as we go into the morning hours, about 34 at 11:00 in newburgh. even in newburgh this afternoon we're going to get into the low 40s in and around the area. pretty morning outside, debbie duhaime. what's going on with the commute? >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening, good morning to you, bill, good morning, everybody. just getting reports on the 4 train signal problems just cleared. so just some residual delays on the 4 train downtown. let's tell you what's happening grand central west at jewel avenue, that accident being cleared. problems on 202, it's closed in bernardsville with fire department activity and 72 west at the garden state parkway getting up through stafford township, watch out for a downed utility pole. also on broadway, that's route 4, broadway right at midland
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traffic signal there. let's go outside and show you the gowanus. remember yesterday all of the problems? a nice ride through fort hamilton parkway. no problems to report. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, shirleen, ken. >> all right, debbie, thank you. 4:55. friends and family will gather this morning for the funeral of a murdered volunteer firefighter as his killer remains on the loose. the wake for justin spates was held last night in middletown. the 20-year-old was stabd to death while trying to break up a fight at a new year's eve party in pine bush. authorities say about 100 people were at that party, but police have no suspects. starting today flags will be flown at half staff in new york to honor the memory of the state's first female chief judge. judith kaye died wednesday of lung cancer. she was 77. kaye was the longest-serving chief judge in new york history. she retired in 2008. leaders across the state from governor cuomo to mayor de blasio say they will remember kaye's commitment to justice
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a reporter will likely think twice before volunteering to play victim again after being stabbed on camera. check this out. the israeli scwrurmist was demonstrating a so-called stab- proof vest. a company spokesman stabbed him several times, look at that, with the commando knife. one of the strikes, as you saw, caused the reporter to flinch. when he took off the vest, he was bleeding. he suffered a superficial wound, but he had to get stitches for it. >> yikes! hard to watch. in today's health alert, what happens if you don't realize you're pregnant and you keep taking your birth control pills? well, a new study suggests your baby won't be at higher risk of birth defects. researchers analyzed nearly 900,000 births in denmark. they found no connection between oral contraceptives used before or during pregnancy and birth defects in babies. and pregnancy tests are now going high tech to give users some peace of mind. first response is now offering bluetooth-connected pregnancy tests. the tests connect to an app
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results less stressful. the user can download the app and answer questions about whether she wants to be pregnant. it will then help her stay calm while waiting for results. that app will also offer advice after the results come in. 4:57. and we are closing in on 5:00. we're following two breaking stories right now. a philadelphia police officer has been ambushed and shot. new video just coming in. breaking now here in manhattan, a person jumping from a building sparking a hazmat situation at a local hospital. plus the debate over a town seal. why some are upset over it and what officials may do to it. and meteorologist bill evans keeping track of some changes in the forecast. we will tell whu rain arrives over the weekend when eyewitness news -- tell you when rain arrives over the
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it's 5:00 a.m., two stories breaking right now. we're live outside a manhattan hospital where there's an ongoing hazmat situation. how a person who jumped from a building may have caused this emergency. also breaking right now, a police officer ambushed in philadelphia over a dozen shots fired. we just received new video and we will get an update on his condition. and new details about the man accused of slashing a woman in chelsea. he has been moved to a psych ward, but now he may be connected to other crimes. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday, january 7th. >> wait, did you say -- >> did you hear what i said? >> oh, what a lovely word. never a better word has been uttered. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, just kind of looking at the 5:00 a.m. temperatures here this morning,
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drop a degree or two. we go out to long island here, looking at 28 out toward hauppauge. it's 35 great neck, down toward fire island 29. 36 in the park to 16 in poughkeepsie. so there's chilly spots here this morning. below freezing at white plains and bridgeport at 30. now tonight there's a winter weather advisory in effect. that means there'll be some precipitation that could create some freezing on roadways from northern passaic and sussex county up toward orange, sullivan county, putnam county, and, actually, really up there ulster and dutchess county too and northern fairfield. so that's tonight starting at 7:00. there'll be some showers that come in tonight. we're going to talk about that. but today is a really nice day. sunny, clouds and mild and 45 degrees. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. she is our informant. >>reporter: yes. >> a highly paid informant. >>reporter: oh, yes. >> who does a great job. debbie duhaime is in for heather this morning. how's it going out there? >>reporter: the secret agent here. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody.
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what's happen oping the 4 train. everything back on schedule. earlier signal problems at 149th cleared. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on or close. definitely avoid 59th between 9th and 10th. it's still closed with police department activity. dray clark will have more for us from the scene. and let's go over to broadway and fairlawn, watch out for a downed traffic signal by midland avenue. finally going over to the cameras, it looks like traffic is moving okay object the f -- on the fdr drive. over to you, shirleen, ken. >> debbie, thank you. at 5:02, we are following breaking news in manhattan. a man has jumped from a building next to a hospital. that created a hazmat situation. emergency crews are concernd about a liquid oxygen tank and the linings coming from that tank that may have ruptured. this is happens at roosevelt hospital on the upper west side. eyewitness news reporter dray clark outside that hospital with the breaking details. dray. >>reporter: good morning, ken. within the last 10 minutes or so, the medical examiner arrived here on the scene because we know that man did not survive his fall. meanwhile, you can see behind
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vehicles here, but this scene is much smaller compared to what we saw when we initially arrived here about an hour and a half ago. this is all happening here on 59th street between 9th and 10th avenue. sometime just after 2:00 this morning police say a man jumped from a neighboring high rise building and landed on a pressure oxygen tank line outside roosevelt hospital. the line was severed, causing a leak, and that triggered a large-scale hazmat response. we're told the hospital did lose oxygen temporarily, but quickly transitioned to portable oxygen tanks to make sure those patients who needed it did receive it. meanwhile, a private vendor from new jersey has arrived here at the hospital and is now in the process of first shutting down the leak and then starting to make the repairs. we're told that repair work could very well last all day long. now, the hospital was not
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patients were relocated to different areas of the hospital until the situation was placed under control. so, again, back here live here on west 59th street, based on the number of emergency vehicles here now and seeing a number of firefighters leaving the scene, we can surmise that they have a handle on the situation. they are now in the repair phase of trying to get that line that was ruptured back intact. but that man who jumped from the high rise building we're told did not survive and no real timetable on how long this closed. we're live this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. tt 5:04, also breaking this survives an ambush while sitting in his marked car. we have some new video in from the scene of the attack in philadelphia. investigators say late last night the suspect fired 13 shots at point blank range. now, police say he got so close he was shooting from inside the cruiser's driver's side window. the officer was hit three times
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the suspect was hit at least three times. he ran off, but then was caught a short time later. both the officer and the suspect are in the hospital. the officer suffered a broken arm. 5:05. now to new details in that chelsea slashing arrest. the woman who was slashed is expected to be okay, but last night the suspect was moved to the psychiatric department at a bellevue hospital and now we're learning he may be linked to other crimes. mallory hoff is in kips bay mallory. >>reporter: shirleen, good morning. that man now under psychiatric evaluation and family is saying he has a long history of mental illness. law enforcement officials, though, say they have no record of that, and they are looking into other similar cases that they believe he may be tied to. take a look at this video from yesterday. you can see 41-year-old kerry baysmore led away from the 13th precinct. he was wearing a white jumpsuit provided by police. investigators took his clothing
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the chelsea slashing. police say surveillance video shows baysmore slashing a woman's face before running away. a man who saw the video on tv later recognized the man in the red jacket which then led to an arrest. 24-year-old amanda morris was walking to work early wednesday morning when her face was slashed. baysmore now faces charges in that chelsea attack, but he has now been i.d.ed in a new year's day attack in the bronx. in that situation a woman was slashed with a razor blade and needed 150 stitches. police say he may be linked to two other attacks as well. this man has been arrested 32 times since 1997. investigators now saying they've taken a very close look at that chelsea surveillance video. they say this is clearly a man with emotional problems. live in kips bay, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. police are still trying to solve a bizarre case out of connecticut this morning. it happened in bridgeport where
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was kidnapped as she sat in her grandson's car. take a look at this surveillance video. it shows the suspect moments before he jumped in the car and drove off with hosefa ovula. her grandson said he left the car running for a few minutes so he could run inside the store. >> you leave the car because you think you're going to be in and out in, like, one minute or two minutes. it was enough time for this to happen. she's okay, a little upset, you know, obviously, but it turned out really well for us. >> police say ovula prayed for her kidnapper and patted him on the shoulder as he drove around for 30 minutes. that didn't stop him from taking her cash and cell phone. it's 5:07. president obama using a televised form last night to tear into the national rifle association. he accused the nra of peddling an imaginary fiction that he says has distorted the national debate about gun violence. the president was the sole guest at a guns at america town hall in virginia hosted by cnn. it came just two days after the president announced
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to strengthen gun control with tougher background checks. >> there's a reason why the nra is not here. they're just down the street. and since this is the main reason they exist, you'd think that they'd be prepared to have a debate with the president. >> they haven't been to the white house for years >> we've invited them. >> the president dismissed conspiracy allegations that the federal government wants to seize all firearms. he blamed that notion on the nra and similar groups that convinced members there is a plot against them. 5:08. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, beginning with meteorologist bill evans. >> well, let's begin with our camera here at 4 times square, looking south. got a nice morning, nice visibility. partly cloudy skies, going to have a gorgeous sunrise which is at 7:20 this morning. here we go, we're looking from our camera in brooklyn over to bowling green, wall street, toward the south street seaport, brooklyn bridge, looking at 25 degrees to 35
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we are looking at what's going to be a nice morning with breaks of sun. back to our west there is rain. that's around chicago to cincinnati. that gets to us tonight around midnight. it might be in the form of some frozen stuff like freezing rain or sleet north of the city. we'll talk about that in the northern suburbs where it will be colder. today we'll have a nice start to the weekend, sunshine, 41 by noontime, to 42 degrees, 45 this afternoon with some high clouds coming in. and we'll have clouds for the first part of the evening and then these showers come in overnight. at the bus stop kiddos, it'll be great today. we have a little chilly morning, grab a jacket after school. degrees. afternoon averages. we'll talk about the rain for the way. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. debbie duhaime? >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening. good morning, bill, and good morning everybody. over on the 4 train everything back on schedule. subways on time. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on time. avoid 59th between 9th and 10th
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and over on 202 closed in bernardsville. fire department activity. let's go outside, i'll show you a look at the fdr drive. fdr drive southbound moving slowly here through the 70s with ongoing construction. alternate side in effect. back over to you, shirleen, ken. >> all right, debbie, thank you. it's 5:10. still ahead, new details overnight in three armored car robberies in the bronx, one ending with a shootout. we've learned several arrests have been made, plus find out how a state worker may be involved. also ahead, a special delivery on the garden state parkway. you'll hear from troopers who
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5:12. new information now a corrections officer is among three men facing charges in a
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that is happened in the bronx. the three robberies happening last august and december, including one that led to a shootout on the streets in soundview. 29-year-old michael sant santiago who is a corrections officer in fishkill is one of the three men taken into custody yesterday. officials say he used to work as an armored car driver. folks in upstate whitesboro, new york will vote monday on a hot topic issue that angered many for decades. it's a town seal. check this out. since 1883 it has shown town founder hugh white in what's called a friendly wrestling match with a local native american. supporters of the seal say it shows how whites gained the respect of the local indigenous people. critics say it's just plain offensive and the town should vote for a change. the vote is like an opinion poll and the town will not have to obey the decision of voters. it's 5:13. now to a traffic top -- make
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there we go. one letter will do it all the time, getting a lot of two new jersey state troopers caught on camera helping an expectant mother make an of the road. >> there you go, one, two, three, push. there you go. keep going. keep going. >> breathe, breathe. >> there we go. >> wow! dash cam video showing troopers alex marrow and arnaldo mateo monday. this happened monday on the shoulder of the garden state parkway in hillside township. >> observed the baby's head, so, you know, i cleared the airway, i turned the baby's head to the side and she had to continue pushing so that's what we did, we just gave her instructions and the baby come out. >> wow! both troopers assisted with cutting the um bill cal cord before handing the newborn over to mom. neither trooper had ever delivered a baby before. but now they'll be the ones that everybody calls >> so cool
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good job, guys. 5:14. bill evans joining us with the accuweather forecast >> those guys cost a lot less too. >> oh, you mean than an ambulance or a hospital? >> or going to the doctor. i did it a bunch of times. here's what's going on this morning. but, you know, you're very happy when it all comes out nice like that and you have those guys around. they are wonderful. here's what's happening this morning. we have partly cloudy skies, a morning where we have temperatures that have been right around 32, 35 degrees to 36 this hour in the park, dry humidity, winds are north and we're looking at a pressure that is falling as a cold front is approaching from the west. but the last of this arctic high pressure system is over us, gave us a high yesterday of 46, normal is 38. and we'll be above normal again today. son is officially up at 7:20. so we finally have this stretch of temperatures that are above average, at least it's the final stretch of those until we get to monday. clouds are going to collect this afternoon, some slick spots with some drizzle tonight, particularly north of the city.
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old soaking rain coming, about six hours worth. 23 blairstown, milford, pike county, pennsylvania, we don't forget about you, we know you're there, you're in the mid- 20s too. 16 in poughkeepsie to 15 sussex. so some chilly numbers in the suburbs where they should be. because these numbers are cold and they'll be cold again this evening, there's going to be some rain coming up. so along 84 here and i-80 and 287 and the merritt parkway and up here along 84 even here in putnam and northern fairfield county there could be this issue. even though the thruway, 684 here, that could be a problem with some icing tonight. that's why there's a winter weather advisory in effect tonight into tomorrow morning when the temperatures are their coldest. the rest of the area, we'll just get some sprinkles and a couple of showers out of this front that is sliding very slowly eastward. temperature by 7:00, 8:00 this morning we're looking at about 36 to 38. we warm up fast. we're into the low- to mid-40s this afternoon. it'll feel great, nice start to the weekend. here comes the rain. when does it come? around midnight, 2:00 a.m.
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here. it's really more a sleet/ice/rain kind of mix that's up here to the north. lookout for that overnight, and, you know of course you're going to be out very early tomorrow morning. but then as you see as we get to about 8:00, 9:00 we got cloudy skies and temperatures and then tomorrow night the temperatures are in the upper 40s to 50 and soaking rains are on the way. few showers overnight. we're talking it here from the west that start building tonight. there's the ice and snow up here, ulster, sullivan county, just enough to make travel dangerous overnight. but sunday here comes the rain, starting at 5:00 a.m., should last until early afternoon. warm gear, a little chilly this morning, kiddos. i give it a "b" for clouds and afternoon. sunny, then a couple of clouds will roll in later on this afternoon. we're looking at about 45. tonight this drizzle and rain is overnight. possible well north and west, and then you see this tomorrow morning just a touch cloudy
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well, sunday is a super soaker, an inch and a half to two inches of rain possible around on sunday, but by afternoon we're at 60, challenging the record high set back in 1887. and then monday, wow, check out that, what a dramatic drop. it feels like the 20s on monday. it is going to be cold and then a shot at some snow tuesday night into wednesday. come on, snow. >> you know, i don't know. >> come on >> thank goodness i have an ally in debbie duhaime today. >>reporter: yes. that is true. >> we can surround him in the newsroom later, debbie, and make him stop saying that. >> i think you'd be totally outnumbered. it's final for some snow -- it's time for some snow, it's pretty and fluffy. >>reporter: it looks nice, it's just tough to drive around in, bill. good morning, everybody. let's see what's happening 95 southbound construction being cleared by exit 48 getting into new haven. 4 train back on or close to schedule, subways on time. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on time.
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show you the fdr drive southbound moving slowly, 70s down through the 60s with some ongoing construction. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, shirleen, ken >> all right, debbie, thank you. 5:19. still ahead and new this morning, a flight diverted from new york to chicago, a passenger pinned down, accused of going on the attack. we're getting new video this morning showing what happened. also the super bowl half time show cold play is performing, but now we know the band will have a special guest. find
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5:22. new this morning we don't know which teams are going to be playing in the super bowl just yet, but we know who will be performing during the half time show. beyonce will take the stage at levi stadium in california. queen bee last performed three years ago during half time with her destiny child bandmates. last month cold play announced it would also play during this year's super bowl. beyonce collaborated with cold play on the band's newest album. that is going to be a rockin' show >> oh, yes, it is. >> man. >> i cannot wait. i love beyonce. so i'm glad that she was chosen and i can't wait to watch. >> fantastic. 5:22. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, beginning with bill. >> and here we go. we're going to be looking at temperatures this morning starting out a little warmer than normal. we got partly cloudy skies as we look from our camera here at 4 times square, looking south. 30 new city, paramus, to 36 in the park. gu to around the five boroughs and pretty much the urban areas
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at temperatures right around 29 long island, 30 around bridgeport, 15 sussex, 21 around monticello. a nice start to the day, but we've got rain this weekend we'll talk about next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. debbie duhaime, what's going on out there? >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening, bill, good morning. we'll start on fifth avenue in bay shore right near the southern state, it's an accident, all lanes, completely closed there. watch for this problem 72 west of the garden state parkway, stafford township, a downed utility pole. subways back on or close to schedule. let's go outside and i'll show you the inbound gowanus, moving much better than yesterday, toward fort hamilton parkway an the prospect. bqe inbound at the brooklyn bridge. alternate side parking rules in effect. back to you, shirleen, ken. >> debbie, thank you. it is 5:23. still ahead chinese stocks causing problems for markets
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on the money this morning, we just checked, u.s. stock futures are pointing to a big rebound at the opening bell. >> investors are hopeful after yesterday's selloff when the dow plunged 392 points. it opens at 16,514, nasdaq and s&p 500 also begin lower. the big focus on wall street this morning is the situation in china and today's jobs report. >> abc's candace gibson and kena whitworth have the update. >>reporter: top's america's money, a ray of hope for the stock markets >> yeah.
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stopped its freefall overnight, gaining 2%. and that pushed u.s. stock futures into positive territory. >> also today investors will be looking carefully at the december jobs report. mcdonald's has a new look, gone are the golden arches from its packages, replaced with big, bold colored lettering. >> well, the company also says that going forward the packaging materials will be more eco friendly. also for those who enjoy driving around with a pizza delivery sign in their cars, there's now hut swag. >> teals the pizza hut clothing line. and it includes tights, socks, sunglasses and, of course, t- shirts. plus the stay cheesy hat. pizza hut says profits go to charity. >> i love the socks. and that is "america's money." >> valentine's gift again. there you go. it is 5:27. coming up in our next half hour, we are updating breaking news. a hazmat situation at a manhattan hospital. we have a live update from the scene. plus chaos on a flight from new york to chicago.
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offer ends february 15th. breaking news this morning, a hazmat situation at a manhattan hospital. a man jump frg a nearby building. -- jumping from the a nearby building. what was damaged that has emergency crews concerned right now. also passengers attacked, a flight to chicago diverted. we have new video from inside that plane. nched and we're getting new information about a deadly hit- and-run crash that happened overnight. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday, january 7th. >> and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's go. we take a look outside. we've got partly cloudy skies, a nice start to the day, a day in which we're starting with 30 degrees as our temperature. and we're going to be starting
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so this is going to be very comfortable today. as we go in this friday, it's going to feel great too. we're looking at about 35 laguardia, 34 jfk, a beautiful sunrise as we get going today. we're going to be looking at temperatures again in the 40s. it's chilly up above i-287 and chilly above i-84 and i-80 and the i-95 in connecticut and that's where we have a winter weather advisory where we could have actually later on overnight tonight some icing on some roads. we'll get a little drizzle and we'll get a little rain coming in and that we kind of have to keep an eye on for these overnight hours. otherwise sunshine, a beautiful start to the weekend. we get to 45. it's weather and traffic together. we got some issues in bernardsville. debbie duhaime is going to tell us about that. what's going on? >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. route 202 is closed in bernardsville right at mount harmony road. it's all due to fire department activity. 287, though, moving okay right through bernardsville. let's see what's happening around the island, fifth avenue is closed by the southern state
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that's an accident with injuries. and heading up to kroaton on hudson, 9 north at 9a it's an accident still being cleared. let's go outside, i'll show you a look at the inbound gowanus, building now getting up toward the prospect. going to the other camera, here's a look at the inbound bqe, stop and go by the brooklyn bridge, construction wrapping up at the brooklyn bridge. alternate side in effect. back over to you, shirleen, ken. >> all right, debbie, thank you. 5:31, now to that breaking news at roosevelt hospital in manhattan. emergency crews are dealing with a hazmat situation right now after a man jumped from a building next to the hospital. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live outside the hospital on the upper west side. dray. >>reporter: good morning, ken. this is still an active scene, although the operation has been scaled back significantly within the last hour or so. we've seen a number of firefighters leaving the scene here. that would seem to indicate that emergency crews have a handle on the situation. now, this is happening on 59th street between 9th and 10th avenues here. what we know is that just after 2:00 this morning police say a
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high rise building and landed on a pressured oxygen tank line outside roosevelt hospital. that line was ruptured and that cause add leak, triggering a large-scale hazmat response. we're told the hospital did lose oxygen temporarily, but quickly transitioned to portable oxygen to make sure patients were covered. meanwhile, a private vendor from new jersey is now here at the scene and is in the process line. we're told that's an operation that could very well take all day long. also within the last half hour, the medical examiner arriving here as well, again, an indication that the man who jumped from that neighboring building did jump. now, the hospital did not have to evacuate anyone, but some patients were take tone a different area of the hospital. and we're also told that patients who were rushed here
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diverted because of the ongoing situation. so judging by the number of emergency crews here now compared to when we first arrived here at around 2:45 this morning, certainly it has been scaled back and an indicator that they have a handle on the situation. but as for when the street here, 59th street between 9th and 10th avenue will reopen, we have no idea, again, because you can still see some of the emergency vehicles here parked in the middle of the street. for now, we're live here, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. 5:33. developing this morning, the fdr drive was closed for several hours overnight after a deadly hit and run. a 29-year-old man was struck and killed around 1:00 this morning. he was walking in the fdr's northbound lanes near 29th street and the waterside apartment towers. the driver sped away and police say they are now looking for a dark colored four-door sedan.
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thieves armed with an ax really clean out a laundromat on long island. suffolk county police say the men broke through the front door of the middle island laundromat, chopping into washing machines. they also chopped free an atm which they then dragged out the back door to a waiting vehicle. all this happened just after 3:00 this morning. there's no word on how much cash was in the atm. 5:34. new this morning a flight from new york diverted after a woman attacked several passengers. passengers quickly took that woman down on board the shuttle america flight. the flight took off from laguardia. it was headed last night for chicago when the pilot was forced to land in detroit. >> please remain seated. the authorities will come on board. >> officers boarded the plane at metro airport. the woman was handcuffed, taken into custody. the rest of the passengers then continued on for chicago. so far no charges have been filed. two men are in custody on terror-related charges in two states, california and texas.
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is a 23-year-old refugee from iraq. he is accused of lying to federal investigators about traveling to syria to fight for terror groups. the second man arrested in houston is due in court this morning, suspected of possibly plotting an attack. there's also a court case happening today upstate, an ex- convict accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack at a rochester bar on new year's eve is due in federal court. people describe 25-year-old emanuel lutchman as a panhandler with mental problems. but federal prosecutors say he's a would-be terrorist who of joining isis. time is 5:35. you're never more than seven traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look from our camera at 4 times square looking south, and we're looking at partly cloudy skies. got a good visibility here, all the way down, you can see the verrazano bridge in the distance to staten island. good morning, staten island. here we go. we're looking at a great day.
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that will increase later on from our south and from our west and that's from this front that's here around chicago with some showers. you may have some travel problems from chicago to detroit today, cincinnati, towards pittsburgh. we'll have a great start to the weekend, 37 by 8:00, 9:00, noontime 42. 43 this afternoon, quickly to 45. and then it gets cloudy. so it's a dry day and a dry evening commute, and it's even dry into tonight. after school, kiddos, it's 45. you need your warm gear this morning, it'll feel pretty good after school today. we're going to talk about rain and bitter cold next. debbie duhaime has got all kinds of stuff going on. there's something going on on croton and westchester? >>reporter: that's right. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. heading towards 9a getting past croton on hudson, watch for an overturned truck there. traffic is still a problem on 59th between 9th 9thth. everything still closed. fire department activity. of course, dray clark will have more from the scene. 202 still closed in bernardsville with fire department activity.
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287, though, moving fine through bernardsville. over on fifth avenue by the southern state in bay shore, a closure with a very serious crash. subways on time, lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on time. going outside right now i'll show you a look at the southern state parkway. southern state parkway still moving okay heading right out toward eagle avenue and alternate side parking rules are in effect for today citywide. back over to you, shirleen, ken. >> thank you, debbie. 5:37, still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a toddler recovering after a frightening fall in the bronx. what the little boy was doing during a wedding rehearsal. also ahead, the brooklyn rabbi murdered in florida, this morning we're getting a look at the suspect's interrogation.
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no charges this morning after a woman was hit and killed by a car on the upper east side. police say 68-year-old andrea congressmenin was crossing york at 78th last night when she was hit by a honda pilot. the new jersey woman pronounced dead at the hospital. the driver did stay at the scene. 5:40. a toddler is safe this morning after a terrifying fall during a wedding rehearsal dinner at a bronx banquet hall. 2-year-old isaiah edwards will be the ringbearer at a relative's wedding this weekend. last night he fell down a shaft while the wedding party rehearsed. at the villa barone manor in throgs neck. the catering hall has a glass
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floor for grand entrances and the little boy was playing when he fell underneath it. >> the space surrounding the elevator was wide enough for somebody to fall right through it. all i saw was him run to the elevator and he dropped. >> oh, man. >> yeah. the little boy dropped down between five and 10 feet but his family was able to pull him to safety before first responders arrived. he was treated for some bumps and bruises but is otherwise fine. 5:41. the most powerful powerball ever on its way and it's only expected to keep on growing. the jackpot for tomorrow's drawing right now at a record $700 million and rising. the cash option is at a crazy amount as well, more than $428 million. no one has taken home the big prize since early november, and a reminder, you can watch the record-breaking powerball drawing saturday night right here on channel 7 before eyewitness news at 11:00. you know, if there's no winner on saturday, it could potentially hit a billion dollars.
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it can't be. >> speechless. >> can somebody win already? 5:41. bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast, and share with bill. >> you know, our director eddie just said the sweetest thing in my ear. he said he won the lottery everyday that he gets to work with me. liar. [ laughter ] >> he didn't really say that. >> no. >> i wanted him too, though. here we go. we take a look at what's going on this morning. we have skies that are partly cloudy, 36 degrees, the humidity is dry, the winds are north at 5. got a nice morning here and the pressure is at 30.20, the last of the mild temperatures on the back side of this arctic high pressure system that has started to moderate swla, and the temperatures are warming up. and we had a high yesterday of 36. normal is 38. so we're still going to be above normal and maybe even a record high on sunday. the record high is 1876. we'll see if we break that.
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brookhaven. west hampton beach 24, and west hampton 24, and 39 in east so there's some cool numbers here, some chilly numbers to the north, poughkeepsie 16, 30 white plains, bridgeport. today we'll warm up nicely, and then tonight is gets cold again and there'll be some rain coming in. now, where we get elevations, winter weather advisory posted along here i- 84, putnam county, orange, sullivan county, northern passaic and sussex county in new jersey right here above 80. that's where higher elevation colder air, some of that rain could make roadways slippery overnight tonight. that rain is back to our west right here right now from chicago, lake michigan all the way into the ohio valley that. will slide eastward and gets here tonight. today we have a nice day, afternoon temperatures are in the 0 low- to mid-40s. here comes the rain tonight. you see to the north where there's that ice and snow mixed here above 84. our overnight lows are going to be in the 40s, and it just keeps warming up. tomorrow we get to near 50. it's a cloudy day, not a washout. there's a couple of sprinkles
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but then sunday we get some toad-strangling rain in here. here's the frozen precipitation overnight tonight and then the rain for saturday morning. saturday is cloudy, but look at sunday morning around 4:00 a.m. look at the heavy rain, some areas of red here. that's rumbles of thunder and very heavy downpours of rain that should last into the early afternoon and the temperature will get to 60. and then notice that the rain is gone before the cold air gets here. there's some snow with that, but it's going to be way upstate. so we are looking after school, kids, temperature about 45 degrees, clouds and sun, nice after school day. grab a jacket and a sweater this morning. you got a cloudy day tomorrow, 50. rain on sunday if we hit 60 we tie the record high. afternoon clouds today, we've got this late drizzle coming in tonight, around 10:00 to midnight is your time frame. so if you're in early, you don't have to worry about this. but tomorrow morning there might be a little touch of rain, and then cloudy and 50 degrees. so we got that rain on sunday that could be about an inch to maybe two, and then monday we're going to be looking at some dramatic cold, feels like the 20s, might even be some
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look, it's cold into next week, tuesday night into wednesday there might be some snow showers around. next week is boyah cold with temperatures below normal next week. >> interesting sound. >> as the room got very quiet diswhrvment yes. >> it's going to be like a shock to the system, you go from one extreme to the other, but -- >> that's probably a good week to get on a plane and fly to a warm weather destination. just sayin'. >> really, ken? he's rubbing it in. he's rubbing it in, debbie. >>reporter: really, ken, take us with you, please. >> we won't be seeing him next week. >> he's going to the dominican republic because the government authorities have him extradited from the show. >> hi, debbie. >>reporter: only for a week and hopefully he'll be back. >> if they'll let me back in the country. >>reporter: good morning, everybody. let's see what's happening as we head over to the maps. problems on the garden state parkway south exit 58 a collision, and over on 72 west at the parkway a downed utility pole from an earlier problem.
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it's all due to fire department activity. no problems, though, on 287. now over on 9 north at 9a getting through croton and hudson, it's an overturned truck there. and taking a ride over to 59th between 9th and 10th, all lanes closed. police department activity. going outside to the inbound gowanus, stop-and-go traffic here inbound gowanus up toward the prospect. and over to the other camera, the inbound bqe still very busy up toward the brooklyn bridge with construction clearing. alternate side in effect. back to you, shirleen, ken. >> all right, thank you very much, debbie. 5:46. still ahead a reporter stabbed in the back during a demonstration that went terribly wrong. see the video next. >> scary video too. the teen accused of killing a brooklyn rabbi, police releasing video of the the interrogation. what it could mean for the case. also ahead, an amazing story of survival, a man trapped in a ditch with a
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welcome back. it's 5:49. flags will be flown at half staff in new york today to honor the memory of the state's first female chief judge. judith kaye died yesterday of lung cancer. she was 77. kaye was the longest-serving chief judge in the history of new york. she retired in 2008. tonight leaders from governor cuomo to mayor de blasio are remembering kaye's commitment to justice and public service. we are getting a look at the interrogation that led police to arrest a teenaged boy in the killing of a rabbi from 15-year-old deandre charles was arrested last month in the shooting deft of rabbi yousef rackson. police believe rackson was the victim of a botched robbery while walking to temple in north miami beach august 2014. during intergairks cops say the
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admitted to hold ago gun before, but insists he had nothing to do with the murder >> well, first you told us you don't have a gun, but that's not true. >> i didn't say that. i said -- i said i hold guns, but, like -- >> you hold guns. what does hold guns mean? >> like i hold a gun before. >> charles is charged as an adult. he has pleaded not guilty. a reporter will likely think twice before volunteering to play a victim again after being stabbed on camera. check this out. the israeli journalist was demonstrating a so-called stab- proof vest. a company spokesman stabbed him several times. one of the strikes caused him to flich. he suffered a superficial wound he had to get stitches for. anchts 70-year-old doctor is sharing his tale of survival after he fell into a deep ditch, broke his leg and then crawled for 16 hours to find help. retired pediatrician dr.
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felt his femur break instantly. he used his hunting gun as a crutch to get out of the four- foot ditch, but then he fell back in, and for a time was pinned between a boulder and that ditch. when he finally got free, the crawling began on freezing cold ground in the dead of night. the forethoughts were bend your knee, dig in your heel, check to see if your clothes are on and then push. and that's all i let in. >> wow! dr. olson says several of his fingers are still numb from frostbite and he may need surgery for that. he survived because he finally made it to the side of a road and a passing trucker spotted him on the ground. >> very lucky. man, oh, man. >> yes, he is. >> whew. 5:51. still ahead we are working a breaking story from the overnight. a police officer ambushed and shot in philadelphia. we have new details on the officers brush with death at the top of the hour. plus a person had to be evacuated from a garbage truck. wait until you hear how the man
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caught on camera, firefighters dive into a garbage truck to rescue a man who was picked up with a dumpster. the homeless man was asleep inside a dumpster when he ended up in the back of the garbage truck in northern california. the truck made several stops before santation workers got out to open a gate to access another dumpster, and that is when they heard yelling and pounding and they called in rescue crews. firefighters say the man was injured, but he is expected to be okay. >> very close call, though. scary stuff. 5:54. and let's send it on over to bill. >> here we go, weather and traffic together every seven minutes. here we go this morning, we're looking down the jersey shore. we've got partly cloudy skies, and we got a pretty good visibility out toward the end of the pier and there's the navigational boone, so we're looking pretty good here this morning as far as visibilities go. temperature 30 in newark to elizabeth to staten island. 35 newark. we're looking at northeast winds here. we're looking at low humidities and the wind chills this
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they're like a degree cooler because the wind is just kind of light and variable here. it's going to be a nice ride on the staten island ferry today too. we're going to be seeing a little light northerly wind, so you should have a nice ride from there over toward jersey city. today we're going to warm to 40 really quick here, or the next seven hours, about 41 by noontime, and livingston, new jersey, you're looking at 40 by noon time as well, warming upper 20s, low 30s, so dress warmly this morning. debbie duhaime has all the traffic stuff this morning, in for heather. how's it going out there? >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. subways and ferries on time. let's go to the fdr drive, very busy here. southbound fdr drive 70s into the 60s with construction. heading to the maps, 59th is still closed between 9th and 10th, police department activity. and the outbound bqe at the brooklyn bridge, watch out for a stalled truck slowing you down. alternate side in effect. back over to you, shirleen, ken >> all right, debbie, thank you. people in new jersey with illnesses that change the way they look may no longer be forced to take a new driver's license photo.
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bill to let drivers use pretreatment photos on their licenses. the measure is inspired by joanne jodrey who is battling brabs. she wanted -- at state require as new picture be taken every eight years. the bill now goes tot government. average texas family is little bit fuller this morning after a selfless act bridging three generations. kelsey mckasich was born wednesday in plano. and while she'll go home with her mother and father, it was her grandmother who gave birth. 54-year-old tracy thompson stepped in as a surrogate when her daughter was having trouble conceiving. >> her and her husband had gone through so much, miscarriages and the fertility and all that and i didn't want to disappoint her >> no one could give someone a greater gift ever. >> kelsey is named after her mother kelly and her grandmother tracy, a constant reminder of the two women who
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world. >> wow! special. >> it really s. closing in on 6:00 and we're following breaking news now on the upper west side. a jumper outside this morning outside mount sinai roosevelt hospital, smashing into liquid oxygen tanks and the lines that came out sparked a hazmat situation at the hospital. we're live with the work to repair the leak and move the patients. we're also following breaking news in philadelphia where an officer was ambushed and shot several times. we're hearing the officer is in surgery it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough.
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