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>> his new album i hope it breaking news this morning. debris tumbled down the side of a hotel, crashing on to a parked car. we are live in midtown where a street remains shut down. new video showing scary moments with fire and smoke billowing from a building where people were trapped inside. we are going to show you the dramatic rescues. an icon in the world of music, art and fashion has died.
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remembering david bowie and his lasting legacy. good morning i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm michelle charles in for ken rows sought tow -- no for ken. the weather and traffic with bill evans. >> reporter: one thing i notice is the staff is still here so nobody hit the powerball. take a look outside, we have a temperature of 34 degrees. that is the air temperature. 35 around kingston, 32 around middletown. but hey, let's just penalize ourselves with the wind out there, out of the northwest. 25 miles per hour winds up to 35 miles per hour. feels like 20s. up to the north we are looking at 13 monticello, 29 toward coastal connecticut and long island. going to be a cold, windy day today.
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upper 20s later on today. quite cold by the afternoon, only looking at 35 and 36, and will feel like the teens and low 20s all day. snow is coming tomorrow. how are you doing heather o'rourke? >> i'm doing fine. we'll look at our subway status. track work has been completed attica national street. new jersey transit hailed railroad metro north all doing just fine, no major problems there. grand central east we have the overturned vehicle, and we are going to talk about this the seventh avenue with the two lanes closed down 54th to 52nd street because of the debris spill we were talking about. alternate street side parking rules are in effect for today. breaking news, large chunks of debris fell from the 46th
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causing damage and prompting street closures. >> reporter: good morning lori. the high winds causing problems here in midtown, and because of the concern that more debris may fall from the building, seventh avenue between 53rd and 54th street is still closed here this morning. here is a look at the two pieces of debris that fell from the 46th floor just before midnight. two large, heavy pieces, about 4-foot by 8-foot, luckily, no injuries or serious damage here on the ground. there was a report of one carbing damaged, but we think that car may have been towed away before we arrived here this morning. meanwhile the buildings department is inside the sheraton hotel here at 53rd and 7th avenue to make sure there is no structural damage. back here along seventh avenue, while that process is
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will remain closed this morning until the buildings department will give the sheraton here the all clear. so seventh avenue between 53rd and 54th close today pedestrian and vehicle traffic. meanwhile the buildings department is sending out an advisory to build not guilty midtown to make sure any equipment or construction sites are secure, because of the concerns about the high winds throughout the city. definitely debris falling from the building but the good news is, no reports of any injuries and no reports of any serious damage. no realtime table on when the street here will reopen. we are live in midtown agree clark. david bowie died after a months-long battle with cancer. reaction is pouring in on social media. bowie had recently launched a
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including the off broadway musical has roethlisberger. -- has roethlisberger. >> reporter: the final show is scheduled for january 20th. a singer songwriter icon legend, david bowie was larger than life. and in death he will be missed. he was scheduled to be honored at carnegie hall in march. >> reporter: iconic singer david bowie died peacefully, surrounded by family after an 18 month battle with cancer. bowie's career spanned five decades. his greatest success came in the 70s and 80s. his hits fluid fame, heroes, and let's dance. he was known for changing his
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star dust phase. bowie just released a new album turned 69. he discussed getting older. >> it is a struggle to 20. i don't know anybody else this has ever happened to. most people they get to 20 and then they stay 20. though. so i have to write from this unique perspective of somebody who never stopped being 20. >> reporter: truly an icon. in an instagram post whoopie goldberg wrote my condolences
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artist david bowie. may he rest in peace. here's a flashback from back stage at battery park in new york. in another post madonna wrote talented, unique, genius, game changer, the man who fell to earth, your spirit lives on forever. david bowie was married to super model iman. one suspect remains on the loose after the gang rain of a teenage girl in a brooklyn park. four teenagers are now in custody in connect to the attack last thursday night in brownsville. we are not showing the suspects' faces on the surveillance video because they are all under the age of 18 and have not yet been charged. the 18-year-old girl and her
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osborne playground when the teens threatened her father with a gun and told him to leave. >> you cannot rape a young lady in our community and get away with it. you will go to jail. that is a violation of the biggest magnitude to rape a woman in the community. >> the teenage girl was attacked and raped while her father looked for help. the man accused of firing the shot that killed an innocent 12-year-old girl in her home is due in court today. police arrested 20-year-old jawan keller. keller was taken into custody miles from the area where
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joyner. >> i cannot say what i want to say but i hope taking my granddaughter at such a young age. she was making lunch and had just got in from school. >> more details about the investigation will be released today. new this morning, a brutal fight between a robber and a gas station clerk in newark and the clerk wins. the two men squared off when the clerk refused to hand over cash. they fought and the clerk managed to grab the thieves's gun and hold them until police arrived. the accused robber was taken to the hospital for his injuries. there is impressive new video this morning showing rescues by long island officers. officers grabbed a ladder from
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got to the people at the front of the building. and at the same time two other officers were at the back, rescuing four people, including two children. they are all being thanked on facebook for saving lives. 4:40. weather and traffic every 10 minutes beginning with bill evans. >> reporter: we are looking at our camera in sometimes square, looking south. it is going to be a clear morning. we have a sunrise but it is going to be clear that it is windy and cold outside. it is going to be a day where we have temperatures that will feel 40 degrees colder today than yesterday. we have a temperature of 34 degrees but the winds are at 30 miles per hour, gusting. so the wind chills are all in the low 20s this morning despite sunshine. we are going to be watching a clipper system that is back in canada, talking about that and a few snow showers for tomorrow afternoon.
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an arctic air mass so it will do very little to warm things up, and it is windy. going to feel like the teens and the low 20s today. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather has been smiling about that arctic air. >> oh i'm so excited for it. and the wind that was blowing all over the place. let's go back to the camera and show you the grand central parkway right near the area of la guardia airport. looks great, no major problems if you are going to la guardia. further east, getting into the area of the interchange, we have an overturned vehicle, checking out those maps and it is on the eastbound side an overturned vehicle eastbound. subway services running on or close to schedule, no major problems reported there, new jersey transit long island
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or close and then we have seventh avenue, two lanes are closed down, 54th to 52nd street because of a debris spill. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. heather thank you. still ahead a man falls into a frozen lake after the ice breaks away. we are going to hear from the person who saved him. new york senator shumer is standing up to the nra. why he wants the organization to support president obama. and some people in one village in upstate new york
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government scientists in hawaii are sharing a new video
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a rock slide went into the lava lake, causing instability and sending rock flagments hundreds of feet in the air. >> incredible to see. it is 4:44. >> make a wish. let's play those numbers. >> we should. we take a look outside this morning, it is cold, it is windy, it is going to be a mean day today. as we look from our camera here on the roof the lights are on over at the rink. kids are going to get out there for skating practice today. actually, it will feel a little warmer on the isis than it will be on the streets out there. plus the rink is kind of below the trees and the buildings, so it won't be that bad this morning for skating practice, kiddos. here's what's happening this morning, 34 degrees to start, humidity is dry, but look at the wind. west at 9, gusting to 24. pressure is really low, that is why it is windy. low pressure leaving, high
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arctic high. yesterday's high 59. yesterday i saw lightning sag harbor, thunderstorms yesterday when the cold air started crashing in. it was crazy but got to near 60 degrees. 29 here around milford, 29 around players town. farther nor teens toward monticello this morning. so knees numbers feel much colder with this wind. 22 miles per hour winds around newark, 21 flushing to jfk. in the low 20s, how it feels. 27 long island, 13 monticello. so some of the gusts already overnight have been around 39 miles per hour at jfk. almost a 40 miles per hour wind here so far. >> this afternoon we'll be looking at temperatures that get to maybe 36 degrees. we'll cooldown a little more
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but you tack on the wind and it feels like low 20s and teens much of the day. tomorrow by afternoon we hit 39 degrees, but then this clipper system comes by and here's snow showers tomorrow. there might be a coating around, might even be a little rain mixed in here on long island. with that we'll see where the temperatures are warmer. but to the north there might be a coating to an inch out of this clip their goes by. one thing clippers always do is pull down much colder air. so even wednesday a much colder day. blustery and colder today, the real feel is 12 to 22 degrees. tonight it is clear, it is cold. teens in the suburbs, the wind dies down. it gets cloudy and we have snow showers in the afternoon tomorrow with the high of 39. so tomorrow, we can see a coating to an inch of that snow, mainly during the afternoon and evening. tomorrow night colder air really gets pulled down here wednesday, we are 31 for the high but that too will feel
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but how about this? by friday we are going to warm back up to 40 degrees and there might be some rain on saturday. might be a rain and snow mix on sunday. we'll keep an eye on that. much of this week is going to be very cold and windy. >> it is back. >> i think that is the same silence in the room as when the powerball numbers were announced saturday night. let's go over here to our subway, doing great. no major problems to report. all of our subway services running on our close to schedule. the grand central parkway east side there is an overturned vehicle so as you travel onto the eastbound side of the grand
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experience a delay. near exit 2 west chester avenue they are doing emergency repairs, there was a bridge strike over the weekend. so of course they have to take care of that. we have this problem seventh avenue that has two lanes closed down 54th to 52nd street because of the debris spill that is ongoing. the ramp to 127th street is closed because of construction that will be in place until next year. for today. michelle? thank you heather. we are hearing from the rescuer who pulled a man from freezing water. a 56-year-old man was walking his dogs in smith town. one of his dogs ran out on that lake ice and the man went to get him and the ice broke, what you would imagine would happen, and the man was trapped in chest deep water for about 25
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>> the ice was breaking around him. i told him stay still don't move, threw him a life ring and rope, with the help of the officers on the box, we helped pull him out. >> the man was treated at the hospital for hypothermia. new york's senator shumer is challenging the national rifle association. he is calling on the organization to support one of president obama's policies. last week the president issued executive orders on gun regulations and people selling weapons at gun shows or online face prosecution if they don't do background checks on prospective buyers. shumer says the nra should support the president's initiatives. >> no one expects the nra to support other things that the president has asked for, although they should. but this one is, there is no reason they shouldn't, by their own words, by their own stated beliefs.
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inadequate funding has made it hard for the justice department to enforce existing federal laws. south carolina police say someone tried to burn down the former home of an ex cop who is now facing murder charges for the shooting of motorist walter scott. a neighbor put out the friday night fire in michael slager's former home, slager no longer lives there. slager, who is white, made national news, after shooting scott, who was black last april. a cell phone video shows scott running away as slager fired at him. today upstate new york residents will vote on whether to keep the seal. the seal for whitesboro, in the morning, appears to show a white settler choking an -- a
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hue white gained respect through a friendly wrestling match. an online petition was started changing the seal. coming up, it was a big night in hollywood. with a look at some of the winners at the golden globes. an act of kindness on a new york city subway.
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you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic here. i'm meteorologist bill evans. we have clear skies from brooklyn, work with me here. you can see our camera bouncing up and down here. we have a lot of wind out. out of the west. it is just really tough. 34, 35 is the air temperature but the winds are west at 30, 33, 20 around the park, so it feels like the low 20s this morning. next several hours, the next seven, to be exact. the temperature drops a little. down 31 to 32. we are still below freezing
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it is going to feel even colder, the reason being we have this wind out there. time today. wind chills, upper teens and low 20s. weather and traffic together >> very relaxing. >> i spent my time yelling at the football games. >> that happens a lot in my house as well. not by me. as you travel onto the emergency repairs, there was a bridge strike so they have to get out there and they have to take care of that before they can open up the hutch, make sure the bridge is all safe. the grand central parkway east an overturned vehicle, all lanes closed down as a result. you can see that delay coming from the lie. alternate side in
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>> good morning. it is 5:00 a.m. breaking news music legend david bowie has died days after his 69th birthday. live pictures from the scene of breaking news in manhattan. part of seventh avenue shut down after debris tumbled from a highrise hotel. and temperatures dropped dramatically overnight, with snow showers on the way for tomorrow. and good morning, i'm lori
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>> thank you for being with us. i'm michelle charles. today is monday january 11th. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic with meteorologist bill evans. >> reporter: did you guys get the picture from ken in the dominican republic? >> there are no words. >> i took him off mine. that is just wrong. 85 degrees, we have 33 wind chills in the teens and 20s. 37 around north port, 45 around east hampton. but we have this wind out there look at the wind gusts, 31 newark, 35 jfk, 32 white plains. the wind is tough. be ready for that. after hitting 60 going to feel colder today, 36 this afternoon
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the rebel is looking at your commute out there, how is it going? >> reporter: we are looking at what is happening as you travel through the bronx. the hutch southbound near exit 2, emergency repairs, there was a bridge strike. they have to make sure the bridge is safe. near the grand central parkway east, an overturned vehicle all lanes are closed. subway services running on or close. no major problems to report, seventh avenue two lanes are closed down 54th to 52nd street all because of this debris spill. now another problem is the harlem drive the ramp to 127th street is closed because of construction. so that off-ramp will be closed down until next year. it is a nuisance for you as you travel northbound on the harlem.
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hudson river crossings. altama -- alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. parts of seventh avenue remain shut down after chunks fell from the sheraton. >> reporter: good morning michelle. the sheraton new york right in the heart of midtown here. the concern is that more debris may very well fall from this building. and because of that 7th avenue between 53rd and 54th street remains closed this morning, the high wind getting the blame for what happened here last night. now look at the debris, two large, heavy pieces that fell from the 46th floor just before midnight. no reports of injuries on the ground or any reports of serious damage, the buildings department sin suspecting the building to make sure structurally everything is okay. until they give the building the all clear, seventh avenue
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ahead will remain closed this morning. back here live the buildings department also advising are property managers and building owners to make sure construction equipment is secure, because there was a big concern about the wind this morning. so again, what happened here on seventh avenue between 53rd and 54th, thought to be a direct result of the high winds that we are experiencing right now. but the good thing is, no reports of any injuries or serious damage. as for how long seventh avenue between 53rd and 54th street will be closed this morning, that right now is not known. channel 7 eyewitness news. high winds have been a problem all night in new jersey. this new video shows how firefighters needed power tools in jersey city to cut up a tree that came crashing down on a parked car. falling trees and power lines are also a problem in
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1000 power outages during the night. they have been working to get all those people back online. the music world is mourning the loss of a legend. rock n roll hall of famer david bowie has died. ground control to major tom. >> that was space odyssey. he died after an 18 month battle with cancer. bowie's career included lots of looks, lots of music and even a new production. he leaves behind his wife, model and actress iman. his death came two days after his 69th birthday. >> you can share your thoughts please do on david bowie. we turn to the bronx now and watch as video captures one of the vehicles involved from a deadly hit and run in the
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a red minivan ran over a 52- year-old in mount eden. the man was lying in the road because he had just been knocked over by another car. neither of the drivers stopped. police say finally a third car stopped after that driver struck the man. that driver remained at the scene. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. 5:06 and mexico has started the formal process of extraditing drug lord el chapo poe guzman to the united states. guzman's lawyers are fighting to keep their client in mexico, where he has already escaped from maximum security prisons twice. his new jail cell floor will be three layers of metal, coated with concrete. as for el chapo -- el chapo's bragging in his interview with sean penn, prosecutors can use that.
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heroin he sends around the world, is maddening. we are going to stay on top of this with our mexican counterparts until we get that back in the box. but el chapo is behind bars. >> mexican authorities now say they want to speak with sean penn about his meeting with el chapo. an autopsy is scheduled today for ashley olsen. the body of the 35-year-old florida woman was found in her florence apartment saturday. reports are that olsen was strangled. her boyfriend has been questioned but police do not have any suspects. there are concerns of a continued threat against philadelphia police after last week's ambush of an officer. authorities are checking out a tip that the suspect in officer jesse hartnett's shooting is part of a radical group.
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republican presidential candidates will face off this week in south carolina for the first debate of the new year comes as a new poll shows senator ted cruz edging out donald trump in iowa. caucuses. yesterday cruz criticized immigrants. meanwhile at a rally in nevada trump fired off canada. new polls show a statistical dead heat in new hampshire and iowa for democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders. clinton holds a slim lead of 58 to 45% over the vermont senator and sanders leads clinton in new hampshire. both leads fall within the margin of error for the polls in both states.
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abc news for updates on vote 2016. good morning america picks up our coverage with a live report from washington at 7:00. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans in the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: michelle nice to have you with us this morning. michelle my bell. all the way down the verrazano narrows bridge this morning. our camera bouncing around a little bit with the wind that is out west. at times the wind has been gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour. temperature 33 degrees at 5:00 a.m. going to go down a little bit more this morning as we head toward sunrise. back to our northwest way up here in canada, around edmonton, calgary, where our clipper system is going to dive town toward us tomorrow. arctic air pouring in here by noon time.
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afternoon. clear tonight but it will be very cold. at the bus stop kiddos, dress warmly. cover-up everything. 33 degrees will be your temperature at the bus stop. i just call it ouch. >> yeah. >> reporter: except heather that kid right there that one, we hope he freezes down in the dominican republic. >> he is dressed a little too warmly. on the grand central parkway and van wyck, this is the van wyck expressway and where the grand central parkway is. i want to talk to you eastbound right near the gardens interchange we have this overturned vehicle being cleared away. all lanes were closed down but at this point we have a couple of lanes closed but looks like traffic is moving through without any major problems at this point. we also have our mass transit doing just fine and street cleaning rules are in effect.
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still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, what an act of kindness. watch as a man gives the shirt right off his back to a stranger on the subway. we are going to speak exclusively with the good
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joey rest was coming home from work when he saw a train.
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the hearts of more than 11 million viewers on the internet around the world. >> i took the shirt off my back and gave him the hat that i had on my head. >> he didn't realize someone else was recording his act of kindness. had no idea. he hopes, though, it will inspire other people to do the same. lori? 5:14. a newborn baby boy will always have a story to tell about how he came into the world with the help of two nypd officers. a photo tweeted shows the new parents in the hospital with the officers who helped deliver their baby. officer anthony barton responded to a call of a woman in labor on the long island expressway in queens saturday avenue. he was able to deliver her baby
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mom and are doing well he. >> god bless. bill evans has the accu- cold. >> reporter: no doubt about it, really cold. looking down the beach here, we'll just pretend it is nice and warm and toasty. but it is far from it. the temperature is really cold. 33 degrees, humidity dry. gusting to 25. wind gusts overnight near 40 miles per hour and above in spots. the barometer is rising. arctic high pressure is in barometer rise. it will get way above 30 today. the high of 59 is going to feel 40 degrees colder. normal high is 38. such a tough wind out there today going to feel like the teens and 20s all day. lots of sun today and windy. like i said, 30s this
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the 20s and teens north and west. snow showers tomorrow afternoon. we tack on wind at 14, 18 miles per hour coastal connecticut out east, feels like the 20s this morning in brooklyn. always the cold spot with the wind. up to the north 23 around white plains. that is your day today. pretty much going to feel like that all day long today. going to work outside, take frequent breaks. today we'll be watching the temperature dropping a bit into the low 30s, upper 20s north and west. today and tomorrow really, temperatures into the mid-30s and tonight we drop back down into the teens overnight. it will get cold again. clear skies tomorrow we start to cloud up and then you'll see by the time we get to the afternoon, this is a clipper system going by.
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showers through here tomorrow afternoon. maybe a coating. some of that will mix with rain along long island, warmer toward monday talk. as the cold air sweeps in behind that. there will be snow coming in, and you'll see here in our futurecast the cloudy skies get going tomorrow afternoon. then the snow really gets going toward the evening commute and sunset. when the sun goes down, it is certainly feeling a lot colder. it is a clipper system and when it pushes through, it brings down even colder air for the next day. that will be wednesday. blustery and colder today. the real feel is going to be from 12 to 22 degrees. a here and cold tonight with teens in the suburbs and the real feel will be 20 around the five boroughs. as i said, there could be a coating maybe an inch north and west of the higher elevations above i-80, i 287.
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31. that will feel like the 20s too. by friday we are back to 40. so no snowman snow, you know what i mean? >> yes. >> no sledding snow, none that have good stuff. >> too bad. >> so sad. >> we'd like to have it. >> you would. >> still time, there is job security. >> i like job security. >> yeah it is a good thing. >> let's check in with heather. >> we had an issue with the d, train that was taken care of. track work near dekalb avenue. grand central parkway east, we have this overturned vehicle so at least one lane closed down. as you head onto the hutch, heading south, emergency repairs, two lanes are closed down. new jersey transit long island
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alternate street side parking rules are in effect for today. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning under fire. find out why some law makers in maine say the state's governor
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sydney lawmakers in maine plan to impeach governor paula page. the governor apologized for saying out of state drug dealers were impregnant naturing young girls. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. >> this morning we have clear skies. and a nice morning over toward wall street and over toward one world trade, the ferry from staten island going to be a bit of a bumpy ride although the ferries are big and cut through the harbor very nicely. but it is going to be windy so dress warmly. you can see the wind gusting up to 21 here long island south. be careful of the ferry rides.
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trains and roads and subways too. too. d trains, work going on at dekalb avenue. also we have the grand central parkway east. this is an overturned vehicle. much going south, emergency repairs, two lanes are closed down, heading to the george washington bridge 95 north near exit 71 and the express lanes an accident. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. michelle, lori, over to you. heather thank you. 5:23. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new video. see what a pair of quick thinking police officers did to save two people again! again! again! again!
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investors are keeping a close eye on overseas markets this morning. >> we have this morning's business headlines. >> reporter: gm, topping america's money another stock sell off. >> china's main stock market plunged 5% today. investors uneasy about the world's second largest economy. >> that concern could drag down other markets today as it did last week. u.s. stocks had their worst week in four years. uber is cutting prices in more than 100 cities. >> it is the third january in which uber has cut prices.
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and the detroit auto show starts today. one of the biggest announcements is the new 2013 lincoln continental. and the mercedes e-class mid-range sedan includes self- driving technology. and lexus will show off the production model of its luxury sports car. >> all i care about is heated seats. >> win the powerball first, we are there. >> have a great day. it is 5:27. coming up in our next half hour, remembering david bowie. we are going to take you to the place right here in new york city where you can see one of his final works on stage. breaking news in manhattan. a windy morning, debris tumbled from part of a highrise hotel. how long this closure is going to last. and meteorologist bill evans will be back, talking about our dramatic drop in temperatures today.
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forecast, when we come back. debris falls from a highrise hotel in manhattan forcing officers to shut down part of seventh avenue. david bowie has died days after his 69th birthday. reaction is pouring in, as you can imagine, on social media. we'll show you how people around the world are remembering david bowie's legacy. new video, people trapped in a burning building.
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officers did to save lives. good monday morning, i'm michelle charles. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting the day with us. good morning. wearing weather and traffic every 10 minutes. >> it is windy and cold. it is a big pattern change for us. temperatures 33 degrees, clear skies. a west wind though at 13 to 20 miles per hour. here are the temperatures down the jersey shore. 30 long branch, the meters at tom's river said i'm pulling the covers over my head. 36 bridgeport. 32 white plains. look at the wind chills. this is how it feels with the wind gusting up around 25. feels like low 20s, upper teens, mid-teens toward monticello. camera bouncing around. 34 by noon, 36 this afternoon. going to feel like the 20s to
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we are going to talk about snow for tomorrow. get your milk, get your bread. >> everybody run to the store right now. grab water. let's go over to our maps. right over here and look at route 95 northbound side as you travel to the george washington bridge. as you come northbound on 95 and the express lanes near exit 71 we have an accident being cleared away. george washington bridge, lincoln holland, minor delays. track work near dekalb avenue. heading on to the hutch going south right, your exit 2. emergency repairs, a bridge was struck. so we have two lanes closed down as you go that spot. so you may experience delays as you get down there. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we continue to follow breaking
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scary moments as debris came crashing down on the side of a highrise hotel. eyewitness news reporter clark is live in midtown. morning. >> reporter: morning. that debris fell from the 46th floor here from the sheraton new york right here in midtown. there was a concern more debris may fall from the building seventh avenue between 53rd and 54th street is closed just beyond this truck. you can see the nypd here on the scene. the high wind causing the problem here late last night. here's a look at some of the debris that fell from the building. two large heavy chunks of debris that fell from the side of the building 4-foot by 8- foot. the good thing is no one was injured on the ground and no reports of any serious damage. the buildings department now in the process of going over the building to make sure that,
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again the high wind getting the blame here and now the buildings department also sending out an advisory to building managers and property owners to make sure that all construction equipment is secure because the wind is such a concern here. we are waiting to get the all clear. they have removed the debris and take ten back inside. they wanted to make sure everything is okay before they reopen the street to cars as well as pedestrians. live here in midtown, channel 7 eyewitness news. one suspect remains on the loose after the gang rape of a teenage girl in a brooklyn park. four teenagers are in custody in connection to the attack last thursday night in brownsville. we are not showing the suspect's faces on the surveillance video, because
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18 and have not yet been charged. investigators say an 18-year- old walking near osborne playground when the teens threatened her father with a gun and told them to leave. >> you cannot rape a young lady in our community and think you are going to get away with it. you will go to jail. that is a violation of the biggest magnitude to rape a woman in our community. >> reporter: police say the teenage girl was attacked, rained, while her father ran in a panic, trying to find help. community activists will rally in support of the victim. a man charged with murder for alleged a shooting a 12- year-old girl in her home on long island is expected to be arraigned later this morning. police arrested 20-year-old yes quan keller.
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the seventh grader was at the table when the bullet pierced the window and killed her. >> i can't say exactly what i want to say, but i hope you rot in hell. taking my granddaughter away so young, such a young age, and i had just got off the phone talking with her. she was making lunch. she had just got in from school. >> reporter: nassau county executive ed montana will release more details. dramatic video showing long island police officers saving lives at friday's fire. officers were desperate to get to the people trapped to the second floor of a burning building so they grabbed a ladder from the nearby construction site. two other officers were at the back, rescuing another four
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they are all being thanked on facebook for saving lives. an icon of music, art and fashion, david bowie, has died. the rock n roll hall of famer had just released a new album, broadway musical. mallory is live in the east village this morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning. that show is called lazareth. the final performance is january 20th. david bowie, singer, songwriter, musician, icon, larger than life. just in the last few minutes, someone came by here, leaving flowers, saying this is a man the whole world will miss. changes, changes.
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david bowie died peacefully, surrounded by family after an 18-month fight against cancer. his greatest successes came in the 70s and 80s. he was known for changing his look and sound. most notably, during the 70s, in his ziggy stardust phase. bowie just released a new album turned 69. in this archived interview, he discussed getting older. >> it is a struggle to understand how i'm no longer 20. i don't know anybody else this has ever happened to. most people get to 20 and they stay 20. it didn't happen for me, though. so i have to write from this
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who never stopped being 20. >> stars and fans all over the world, now posting their thoughts on social media. billy idol writes, he inspired us to go beyond the norm and reach out and dispel the void of life in 70s england with our own art forms. then kahn area west tweets -- kanye west tweets david bowie, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime. magic for a lifetime, something so many people are now echoing as they wake up to this news this morning. david bowie was set to be honored at carnegie hall in march. stay with eyewitness news on air and online, of course, in. "good morning america" picks up 5:37.
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>> we are looking at clear skies all the way down past one world trade to the verrazano narrows bridge and this morning our camera bouncing around here in asbury park. a tough wind out there, 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts to 35 so far. some gusts to 40 around in the overnight hours. clear skies, back to our west. way up here to winnipeg. and manitoba. this is going to be a clipper system that dives down tomorrow our first one of the season with, some snow showers. well we are looking at 33 by 10:00, 35 by noon, 36 this afternoon, going to feel like 20s in the city, teens north and west. kiddos at the bus stop, big cold wind out there. i say pay one kid to be the lookout for the bus. the rest of you stay inside and tomorrow you kind of alternate. >> but that is not going to
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>> you have to bribe the kid with something. an orange. >> an orange will totally work, i'm sure. right over here to our maps and talk to you about what is happening here. 287 south that is an icing condition, causing some spin outs. by exit 36 you have an accident being cleared. if you normally take route 287 into route 24, up to lose use a -- to use a lot of caution. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. developing overnight, a brave gas station clerk goes toe to toe with an armed robber in newark. new he managed to hold the thief off until police arrived. the historic powerball
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gunfire broke out in a new york city housing complex. it happened last night inside the red hook houses in brooklyn. a victim was found with a gunshot wound inside an apartment. 20 minutes later a 33-year-old man was found shot inside the lobby of another building, and
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where he died. two guns were found at the scene. investigators also say the shooting may stem from a botched drug deal. also new this morning, local gas station clerk survived a brutal fight with an armed robber in newark. the two squared off when the clerk refused to hand over cash. they fought and the clerk managed to grab the thief's gun and hold him until police arrived. the accused robber was taken to the hospital for his injuries. cold outside. 5:43. has beeny monday, bill evans joy joins us. >> reporter: happy monday ladies. we look at our camera here in rutherford, new jersey looking toward the east, and you see along routes 3 and 1 and 9 here and all the way over to manhattan, a good morning here. now back the other way, with our camera in brooklyn, looking off to the east. it is a morning where we see temperatures at 33 degrees,
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winds north at 13, gusting to 25. pressurizing. brand newark tick pressure coming in. 59 yesterday. that did not set the record high, but rainfall set the daily record high. 33 in the park now, 34 la guardia. up to the north temperatures in the 20s. but really, there is this. and then there is this. the wind out of the west here at 18, 15, 17 miles per hour. 24 miles per hour at jfk. feels like 27 around the bronx, 23 la guardia. 22 jfk. the north in the teens. so these are the gusts overnight. then a big, old mean wind out there out of the west and northwest. it could be meaner. the wind could be newscastier if there were snow on the ground. then it would feel really cold then. so we are looking at the wind coming across.
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up here in canada is a low pressure clipper getting together. that will dive down through the area and give us snow tomorrow. this morning temperatures dropping on down to 31 by 8:00, warming up to 36 this afternoon and tonight back in the 20s but the wind will make it feel like the teens. by 3:00 tomorrow the snow approaches the catskills, it is a clipper so it races through fast. maybe a coating to an inch here to the north, where it will be all snow. but because the temperatures are warmer the farther south you go, across long island, jersey shore, that could mix in with a little rain and overnight the system is out of here. another reinforcing cold shot behind us on wednesday. so here come the clouds. tomorrow a lot of sunshine today, arctic air does very little to warm things up. snow showers coming in by tomorrow evening, tomorrow night. on long island you get a batch
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rain will end the snow as the cold air pushes out. after school today kiddos, 36. it feels like teens and 20s after school today. 36 the temperature, teens in the suburbs tonight, clear and colder in the five burrows. we have sunshine and cloudy skies and snow showers late in the day. we are looking at, as i mentioned, a coating to an inch. a mix long island jersey shore, just enough to nuisance up the evening travel tomorrow. and then the coldest day will be wednesday at 31, we'll warm back up to 40 by friday and into the 40s by the time we get to saturday. did you have a great weekend? >> i don't remember it. >> it must have been really good. >> i'll have what she's having. >> it just went by very quickly. >> rock on lori. >> heather, what about you?
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whatever that was? >> i feel like i completed, because i remember my -- like i cheated, because i remember my weekend. >> reporter: you are going to want to remember this. route 80 around 202 not a bad ride for you. however if your plan to take 80 eastbound and go on to 287 southbound, right near exit 37 the exit for route 24, we have an icing condition causing accidents. so all southbound lanes are closed down. dtrains track work at dekalb avenue, alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. still ahead on eyewitness
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little bit of luck to rub off on them are buying their tickets in queens, where a $1 million winning ticket was sold last week. >> congratulations and for the store, give me your luck. i touch their hands. it is good to start the new year, you know? >> reporter: wednesday's jackpot is the largest ever in the world. the first to reach over $1 billion and it could grow even larger, as more tickets are sold leading up to the drawing. you can see the historic drawing wednesday night, right here on channel 7 right before eyewitness news at 11:00. 5:51.
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it is cold outside this morning. 30 around the city, 33 newark. look at the wind. west 18 to 33 miles per hour winds out here, feels like the low 20s. going to go. so today our next 7 hours, looking at temperatures only getting to about 32 to 34 by lunch time today, teens and 20s is how it is going to feel. heather. >> reporter: this is true. right over to our maps. 287 southbound side completely closed down, exit 37 to 36. it is an icing condition. very heavy delays from exit 39. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. heather thank you. new jersey legislators are debating possible casino expansion. there are proposals for casinos
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right now they are limited to atlantic city. votes are expected. sharp tongued comedian rickyier vase returned to host the golden globe awards. >> he started off by promising to be kind to the room full of hollywood a listers. >> amazing talent. most of you. a few of you just married well. you know who you are. we all do. we all do. >> he took swipes at mel gibson, sean penn, jennifer lawrence. but the night was all about the winners. the wilderness survival took home top drama, leonardo dicaprio received a standing ovation from the room. the thriller "the martian" won for best comedy.
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the stranded astronaut. and of course the awards lead up to the oscars. nominations will be announced this week, and you can see who takes home the trophies sunday february 28th at 7:00 p.m. right here on channel 7. we are closing in on 6:00 right now. following two stories breaking right now. strong wind overnight sent debris flying in midtown, crashing down from dozens of
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