tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC January 13, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
that's what's breaking news at 4:30. flames rip through a row of stores in new jersey giving crews a tough time. >> the first bit of winter blasts through the area dropping a little bit of snow out there. now the focus shifts to strong winds. >> and the jackpot just keeps climbing. billionaire hopefuls place their bets and continue to grab powerball tickets ahead of tonight's record drawing. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thanks for being with us, i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato.
its presence felt in the tri- state overnight. this is video from suffolk county. sparks were flying in selden before a power line came down. downed trees knocked out power. more than 800 customers are without power in nassau and suffolk county. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> the wind will be the tough thing today. no doubt about it. take a look outside, clear skies and 24 degrees. that would feel nice if you didn't have the wind. 18 hopatcong. 25 poughkeepsie. you see we are looking at 23 miles per hour winds at newark, 26 j.f.k. that is mother nature getting midevil this morning. it's quite cold. a wind advisory in effect for the urban areas of new jersey, passaic and long island. wind gust around 45 miles per hour today. it will feel like the single digits and teens.
heather is looking at the commute. >> we will take a look at our mass transit chart. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north are doing fine. subway service is on or close to schedule. then as you go on to the b.q.e. northeast near 49th street we had an accident cleared away. that is good news for us. as you go to the george washington bridge upper level, we have pothole repairs. they begin at the palisades parkway getting into midspan. that is on the upper level. that should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. then lincoln and holland construction. alternate sides in effect today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. new details on a breaking story. flames tore through a row of stores in new jersey and we learned more about the people affected by the blaze. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in irvington with the latest.
the fire because of the wind. the wind spread quicker and created difficulty. the fire has been placed under control. behind me you can see firefighters in the process of putting out the hot spots. the flames from earlier, the fire broke out after 1:00 a.m. in the 10 block of florence. letter you can see a tremendous amount of flames. this is in part because of the high wind. visibility is very difficult because of the wind direction. two firefighters suffered minor injuries and at least ten people were displaced as a result of the fire. this is a row of homes and businesses. firefighters placing the fire under control but they have to put out the hot spots. of the ten residents displaced,
evacuate. the fire chief is talking right now and we will have an update at 5:00. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. stay with eyewitness news for the latest on this breaking story. remember, you can get breaking news alerts on your smartphone or tablet. download the free eyewitness news app in the google play or apple app stores. an arraignment has not happened for the 5th and final suspect in last thursday's alleged gang rape of a young woman in brooklyn. bail for the other suspects range from 10 to $50,000 ordered to return to court on friday. so far police have not yet recovered the gun allegedly used to threaten the victim's father before the rape. the deaf dance have not been identified by the victim on her father and two of the boys arraigned are not being charged
>> you have to ask the district attorney's office and the new york city police department. i hope what is happening, they are looking at the evidence and making a great investigation before they ruin several people's lives. >> one defense attorney says the prosecution was rushed into charging helps boys by political reasons and community calls for quick action. developing now, ten u.s. navy sailors detained after their two small boats drifted into iranian waters are expected to be released any time now. the boats were moving between kuwait and bahrain when the u.s. officials lost contact with them. iran said they would be returned safely and promptly. iranian news say the boats showed unprofessional acts for 40 minutes before they were detained. south korean officials say
on a north korean drone that close crossed the border this morning. in washington republicans and democrats in the house have approved legislation aimed at punishing north corey i can't for its latest nuclear -- test. one of new york city's most wanted murder suspects is back behind bars. >> i didn't kill nobody. they will believe what they lead us to believe. i >> 23-year-old ruben vizarro declared his innocence as he was lead away by police. police say video shows him shooting and killing another man in the bronx and accused of another shooting on new year's eve in manhattan.
in a deadly hit and run on the fdr drive. merced zafrobobic is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. police say he struck a man earlier friday morning in the northbound lanes of the fdr near 29th street then kept going. well, the story everyone is talking about for days now. powerball fever continues to soar here and across the country. right now the jackpot estimated at a mind boggling $1.5 billion. if you have not bought your ticket you have until tonight to join in the madness. mall morally -- mallory hoff is live in queens where the excitement is building. you may have cash in hand, mallory. >> i may have cash in hand, rob. here it is. this is part of just one eyewitness news pool.
being formal about the situation. that's our contract. $1.5billion. mind boggling money. how could you not just spend $2 to get in on this. if you do win, good luck keeping it on the down low. >> reporter: 134-6789 even if you are the luckiest person alive your luck may run out. >> you can buy your own island. >> reporter: in connecticut, new york and new jersey you have no choice in the matter. your name will be made public. >> remember, luck has nothing to do with it. >> reporter: while your chances of winning are, well, awful, somebody has to win, eventually. richard would win. he won more than $1 million lotto cash. >> i live in orlando, florida, which is the lightning capitol of the world. yet i haven't been struck by lightning yet but i won seven
>> reporter: back out live, this is amy, the store clerk. a good feeling that they could win the first tickets. the first tickets sold oath 5:45 this morning and the last at 9:59. this is not something to pro crass sin nature on on your way to work this morning. you will be one of many stopping by a store like this to see if you may, in fact, have the potential to be a winner. live in rego park this morning, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. workers at a new jersey restaurant, when the good news, bad news powerball award. the good news, they had all of last wednesday's winning numbers. the bad news, the ticket was for last saturday's drawing. >> being the realist that my wife is said just double check the numbers, please, double
>> well, a worker celebrated about 20 minutes before they realized the mistake. even some quit on the spot, through the rag down and said i'm out of here. they were able to get their jobs back. full disclosure i have gone to this restaurant since 1996. my daughter worked there until three days ago. >> was she on it. >> i text her. i don't know. >> mama could have retired early. >> love them all. >> what a feeling that must have been. >> we have full video of the false alarm celebration on our web site, abc7ny. you can catch the live powerball drawing tonight before "eyewitness news at 11:00" and we will stream the powerball drawing on the abc7ny app. >> they quit on the spot. everybody's dream. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic.
>> i quit but you know all those things i said about you, i really apologize. here is what is going on this morning. we have clear to partly cloudy skies. nice morning except for the wind out. that is really cold. it will be a cold windy day today like it was last week after we had that situation where we had a front move through we had the same thing again. 24 is the temperature that only felt like that. we have clear skies to the great lakes. the wind is coming in out of the west attachment 25 at 8:00. 26 at 10:00. 27, 28 later on this afternoon. we may get to 31 but it will feel like single digits this morning, teens this afternoon. dress warmly. heather, what is going on. >> george washington bridge with pothole repairs. we will show thank you traffic is moving fine across the upper and lower levels into the city. we have an issue. let's go to the maps.
george washington bridge, upper level has pothole repairs from the palisades parkway to midspan. that will be in place until 5:00 a.m. something to think about. not cause major delays. construction at the lincoln and holland as well. subway service is on our close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. rob, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a disturbing situation at a popular manhattan restaurant. police are trying to find the man accused of assaulting two young girls on the upper west side. >> also, mexican authorities are not taking any chances with
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interstate 70 for hours. 31 vehicles involved. and the three pileups were all within a mile of each other. injuries were minor and the road is open again. conditions seem just as dangerous near richmond, indiana, where more than 40 cars and trucks were caught in chain reaction crashes there. drivers slid off the icy road in near white out conditions. when drivers on the opposite side of the highway slowed down to look at the mess, that set off another round of accidents. >> it's 4:45. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> it's cold because of the wind. long. windchills in the single digits this morning, as we look from our camera on the roof to 59th manhattan. 24, dry humidity. wind 13 miles per hour gusting
we have a brand-new arctic high- pressure ridge moving in that will make it cold. yesterday's high 44 before it came crashing down. normal 38. the park reported a trace of a little wet snow rain mix thing. north and west we had the big heavy snowflakes around. sun up at 7:19, a pretty sunrise. beware of black ice this morning on secondary roads especially on sidewalks, north and west of the city. biting wind all day with wind gusts past 40 miles per hour through the afternoon. north port, massapequa 26. hauppauge 34. 25 around poughkeepsie. 23 down the shore. we have wind this morning out of the west that is down right mean at 23 from newark and over to j.f.k. 10 poughkeepsie. this is how it feels in the
10 j.f.k. 1 monticello. 7 newark. 9 to wrightstown to toms river. it will be quite cold. that's why a wind advisory is in effect. that will have an effect on bridges. so, we have a wind out of the west today. back to the west we have partly cloudy skies. not much going on the next days but the temperatures will warm up. windy and cold today. we have sunshine but the real feel is in the teens today despite being at 31. clouds tonight, cold, winds diminish tonight. low down around 23 degrees. the accuweather seven-day forecast, we are looking at warmer weather tomorrow, not as harsh. cloudy and milder tomorrow. saturday there will be rain. rain saturday probably steady yeast in the morning. north and west it may end as a little wet snow as we get into the weekend. next week it will be brisk and chillier with temperatures
we will have sunshine but, you know, there is still no real snow on the horizon any time soon. >> no one is complaining. >> we have to go to switzerland where they had a foot of snow yesterday. >> do you feel all right. >> good. >> a little bass in the voice. >> i'm wearing this one out so when i hit the powerball i am getting a new one. >> good luck with that. >> throat doctors out there can bid on it. let's check out mass transit times if you are on your way to use long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north doing fine. subway service on or close to schedule. then if you are going to the tappan zee, bill was talking about the winds, tans speeds reduced to -- tappan zee speeds reduced to 45 miles per hour.
place an accident. whitestone bridge may become affected. at this point it's not. it's doing okay. but something to think about, you may want to go to the throgsburg or rfk heading from the george washington bridge down harlem river drive. new jersey turnpike extension, ramp to 14-a is closed with construction. this is a usual trouble spot for commuters that use the new jersey turnpike newark bay extension. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. police are searching for a man that assaulted two young girls at a popular burger spot in manhattan. police say this man grabbed a 12-year-old girl by the risk inside the shake shack on the upper west side monday. after she managed to get away, police say he walked up to a 13- year-old girl outside, hugged and kissed her on the cheek. she pulled away.
mexican officials are keeping drug lord joaquin el chan po guzman moving while he is being locked up. he is being shifted from cell to cell inside a prison. this is the same jail he escaped from in july. officials are looking into his october meeting with actors sean penn and kate del castillo. a pretrial hearing is giving us details about the murder of college student hannah graham. jesse matthew junior is charged with killing the university of virginia student. police blood hound found traces of hannah, police say, in matthews apartment and car. and at an industrial site where graham may have been attacked. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. the director of national intelligence is the latest high
to a teenage hacker. james clapper's office confirmed his personal accounts were targeted by the same hacker said to be a high school student who released personal information of the heads of the cia and homeland security just last year. clapper's office says it has reported the incident to the appropriate authorities. tomorrow we find out the films up for hollywood's best with the announcement of the oscar nominations. today worst movies of 2015 are shamed in the razz sees. the not so fabulous 5 under consideration for the golden raspberries are: some trouble at the track
seven minutes away from weather and traffic. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. we have temperatures in the 20s but we are looking at 23, 24, 26 around the five boroughs. a wind at 31 miles per hour around newark. 28 laguardia. 32 j.f.k. and st. albans queens and jamaica queens. look at the windchills in the single digits to the low scenes this morning. cold morning everywhere today. temperatures warm into the upper 20s. it won't warm up a lot. sunshine but that will do little to warm it up. dress warmly. weather and traffic every seven minutes. >> behind me is the whitestone bridge. not a bad ride making your way into queens. your cash lanes are a little heavier than e-zpass lanes. heading to the maps, once you get off the whitestone bridge near linden place an accident being cleared. this could cause problems as you cross over the span.
long island railroad, metro north doing fine. subway status, subway service on or close. effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. protestors gathered to show frustration over plans to bring a casino to the belmont park racetrack. nassau regional off-track betting corp. wants to install 1,000 video lottery machines at belmont. revenue would help close a county budget gap. but some long island residents say the casino would lead to traffic and crime and they say the first [ inaudible ] from video gambling machines. >> this is not a place for gambling. this is a neighborhood. we respect belmont park for horse racing. >> 92 days they have horse racing at belmont.
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we are live with breaking news at 5:00 a.m. flames rip through a row of stores in new jersey. what is making this especially tough for firefighters. >> powerball count down. $1.5billion. are you ready? >> president obama delivers his final state of the union address with the focus on the future. >> first a blast of wintry weather for some.
temperatures in the 20s. >> i'm lori stokes. >> i'm rob nelson in for ken rosato. we have video in as mother nature makes a mess of neighborhoods. a tree came crashing down in port jefferson in suffolk county. downed trees snapped power lines across long island. 850 customers are without power. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and back over to bill. >> good morning, everybody. here we go. a look down the jersey shore from asbury park down to, let's say, point pleasant. i don't know. itching there is a party going on celebrating the cold air coming in. you have to tell me, heather. see the disco lights on. >> it was my party but i left to come to work. >> there i think they are celebrating the snow and cold.
you see the camera bouncing around. 19 newburgh. 26 down the jersey shore. wind makes it feel like the single digits. only a high today around 31 degrees. hey, it will feel like the teens all day. dress warmly. you can get the frostbite effect in 20 to 30 minutes. heather, how is it going? let's talk about subway status. doing fine if you are heading out the door. service is on or close to schedule. that's the way to go if that is the way you can go. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north no major problems to report. whitestone expressway south at linden place an accident. this is off the whitestone bridge. you can head here to the throgs neck or rfk triboro. tappan zee, speeds are reduced to 45 miles per hour. that is because of the high winds. lopping island in commack, 25
highway and indian head road because of a downed light pole. you are hearing about the high winds on long island and they are causing damage. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. developing right now, ten u.s. navy sailors have been detained after the two small boats drifted into iranian waters. iran says they could be handed back to the u.s. forces at any time now. the boats were moving between kuwait and bahrain when the u.s. lost contact with them. tehran says an examination shows the boats did have mechanical problems. we will bring you new details as soon as we get an update. you can follow the developments in iran at abc7ny and "good morning america" will pick up
in washington, the house is overwhelmingly approved legislation aimed at punishing north korea and their leaders for their latest tests. it will deny them the hard currency it needs to maintain its nuclear program. south korea this morning reports that it opened fire on a north korean drone which crossed the border into the south. the drone fled without being hit. president obama heads to nebraska today and louisiana tomorrow on the post state of the union tour. in the final state of the union, the president pressed for a continuation of his hard won victories on health care, climate change and iran. he gave a nod to the tough republican primary campaign going on saying he knew some in the room were anxious to get back to iowa. >> i will try to make it a little shorter.
are antsy to i have been there. i will be shaking hands afterwards if you want some tips. >> one special guest at the address was nypd lieutenant, president of the department's muslim officer's society. part of the president's speech was a call for continued outreach for people of different codes. ours before the president's state of the up i don't know speech and governor chris christie was touting his accomplishments in new jersey. >> here we are. six years later. the state of new jersey is strong and it is growing stronger every day on our watch new jersey has pulled back from the economic brink. >> he delivered the sixth state
he has been criticized for spending too much time stumping for the white house and not enough time doing his job. andrew cuomo is expected to announce new state oversight of homelessness in the city. in the state of the state address he is expected to touch on housing and support services for the homeless and the man who gave his shirt off his back on the subway will be the governor's guest for the big speech. watch the governor's state of the state address at abc7ny. we will stream it live at 12:30 this afternoon. breaking news at the top of the hour. a fire has ripped through a row ten people homeless. that fire broke out on florence avenue in irvington. eyewitness news reporter dray clark got an update from the fire chief. he is live with the latest details.
the fire is placed under control a short time ago. you can see some smoke coming from the row of buildings that burned here earlier this morning. firefighters are putting out hot spots to make sure there are no flare-ups. the fire broke out after 1:30 on the 100 block of floor reference avenue. it started in the basement of -- florence avenue. it started in the basement of a bar and restaurant. five apartments and five businesses suffered significant damage. ten people are now homeless. the fire chief says this was a very difficult fire to get under control. >> on arrival heavy fire conditions on the first floor of a combination bar restaurant on the first floor extending to the second floor and the roof area. with four alarms, we have two members injured. one transported to the hospital for back injuries. the other for frostbite. >> reporter: now, the weather
for firefighters in trying to get a handle on the fire. first you had the wind. the wind was feeding the flames which helped the fire spread faster. and then you had the freezing cold creating icy conditions, very icy and slippery conditions on the street. one firefighter that suffered the back injury actually had a fall on the ice. the other firefighter suffering frostbite because of the fleecing cold -- freezing cold temperatures here. firefighters had their hands full in more ways than one. they were able to get the fire under control eventually and spread salt on the street to prevent more slips and falls. the fire here and florence avenue is under control. firefighters will be here likely throughout the day to make sure that this fire doesn't flare-up again. live this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather
forecast. >> we take a look outside this morning. we have clear skies. a tad on the chilly side. add in the wind it feels like the single digits this morning. and as we take a look at big alice, the power plant, you see the steam going across there, due west. that wind is cranking out there about 15 to 20, 25 miles per hour at times 30 miles per hour. temperature 23. feels like the single digits. today skies are clear. wind is racing in with a brand- new arctic high-pressure ridge racing in on top of us like last week. 26 by 9:00. noontime 27. 31 in the afternoon.
i give it an f for bitter cold. >> or freezing. >> i give it an f for friend as you gave me some throat coatee. >> see how much better i sound. >> it's an elixir. traffic is fine whitestone southbound into queens. not a bad ride. heading to the maps, earlier accident on the whitestone expressway south at linden place south of the whitestone bridge, that accident has been cleared away. problem on jericho turnpike in commack. closed between sunken meadow mark way and indian head road. a downed light pole. subway service orlando close to schedule. no problems long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north and street cleaning rules are in effect. rob, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we are getting news in right now, the u.s. sailors that were detained by iran, they have been freed.
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>> watch the historic live powerball drawing tonight on eyewitness news before 11:00 and streaming on the abc7ny app. we will have a live report in the next half hour. all right. let's check in with bill evans. >> on fiddler on the roof, i wish got to smite me with riches. they tell him money is not everything. he said i hope god strikes me down with wealth. the camera is bouncing around this morning. a lot of wind. the wind at 13 makes it feel like 10 degrees. sustained wind at 13 you knock a degree off for every mile per hour wind. then with gusts up to 22 it feels colder than that. normal high is 38.
we are not in record territory today. 23 long branch. 26 bridgeport. 16 to 22 miles per hour wind. 22 around j.f.k. 20 newark. this wind will come out of the west and will last here all day long today. so, your windchills this morning, nine in laguardia. 11 the bronx. 10 around j.f.k. up to the north sea row is the real feel here in orange and sullivan county. 8 newark. single digit windchills in a lot of spots. these are the winds from overnight. 37, 38. we have a wind advisory in effect. winds will gust to about 45 today.
area today. tomorrow the high-pressure ridge slides eastward. into the future here, give you a head's up toward friday and saturday, rain will be on the way for saturday morning. this afternoon windchills in the teens. 3:00, 4:00 after school nobody is near the freezing mark in the real feel out there. 6 for monticello to 19 in the park. 20 in the east end. tomorrow morning the windchills are cold in the teens and single digits but it will warm up in the afternoon. we are looking at temperatures getting above freezing. after school, kiddos, it's el coldo. dress warmly. lots of layers. you get the frostbite effects
your forecast, 38 tomorrow. friday 47. the weekend we will take a closer look to that. saturday we are looking at rain in the morning and north and west. particularly cold air starts to rush in and we are starting to look at sunday into monday looking brisk and chillier. we have to keep an eye on that. cold temperatures below normal next week but i won't be here because i will be on my new island in the bahamas. >> really? i love the bahamas. >> i bought it from a guy in brooklyn. i said i have this promissory note with numbers on it and when the numbers work out tomorrow, i got this -- i got it. >> so, this picture is next week. see where you are. >> did you buy this island while you were on the brooklyn bridge.
>> i got a bridge to sell you. if you want to use the subway, subway service on or close to schedule. accident on jericho turnpike still with us. a downed pole. street cleaning rules are in effect. rob and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a water crisis escalating in the midwest. situation is so bad the
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we can't find a midteen until montauk. 16 degrees here. everybody from zero to 6 to 11 degrees. that's the real feel this morning. get in there and hunker down. it's cold, windy. dress in a lot of layers taking the ferries. the winds are gusting up to 32 here, even in the sound. be aware of that. weather and traffic every seven minutes. heather is looking at that for you. how is it going? >> we will talk about subway status. service is on or close to schedule. no major problems to report. tappan zee because of these winds speeds are reduced to 45 miles per hour. they are reduced for your safety.
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breaking news in new jersey. a raging fire leaves about a dozen people homeless. live on how the details and the bitter cold impacted the firefight. danger on the wires. the wind triggering a frightening scene there. >> billion dollar dreams. we are live with the rest of the tickets for the massive powerball drawing. the jackpot 1 1/2 mill bone dollars and counting. >> sure is a nice thought. you make up, what would i do with all that money. >> i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> let's take a look outside because we have cold weather. it's the wind biting knife right through you this morning. 23 degrees. a wind out of the northwest at
hour. big alice right across right there and it will be a mean wind cutting across this morning all morning long. we will look at that all day long. windchills, this is the real feel. by the time you got to 24, the meters said forget about it. it's down around 3 in brooklyn to 7 is the real feel. 7 belmar. 12 up the hudson river valley. wind advisory is in effect today. that is for bridges and real feel and all that stuff. 31 is the high. not even going to feel close to that. it will be in the teens. wind restrictions on the bridges. >> we do. tappan zee speeds are reduced. we have this issue, a downed light pole because of the winds. main road closed between new suffolk and taconic lane.
sway service on or close to schedule. speeds are down at the tappan zee down to 45 miles per hour because of your safety. keep your speeds down as you travel across the tappan zee. whitestone south off the bridge near linden place we had an accident. that has been cleared away. then on to the new jersey turnpike newark bay extension near 14 a the ramp is reopened. we had construction out there. alternate side parking rules are in effect. >> heather, thank you. the wind is making its presence felt in the tri-state area overnight. take a look at this video from suffolk county. sparks were flying in selden before a power line came down, downed trees knocked out electricity. in the last half hour the number of customers waking up with no power jumped to 1100 across nassau and suffolk counties.
a waiting arraignment this morning in last thursday's alleged gang rape of a young woman in brooklyn. bill ranged from 10 to $50,000. they were ordered to return to court on friday. so far police have not recovered the gun allegedly used to threaten the father before the raid. two of the boys arraigned are not being charged with any specific violent acts. >> i think you have to ask the district attorney's office and new york city police department. i hope they are looking at the evidence and making a great investigation before they ruin several people's lives. >> one defense attorney says the prosecution in this case was rushed into charging the five boys by political and community calls for quick action in the case. also, one of new york
suspect is back behind bars. >> i didn't kill nobody. they will believe what they lead us to believe. i'm innocent. >> 23-year-old ruben vizzaro declared his innocence as he was lead away. video allegedly shows him killing and shooting another man in november in the bronx. he is accused of another shooting on new year's eve in manhattan. tonight's powerball jackpot is epic. a lot of us are having billion dollar dreams. the grew to a historic 1 1/2 billion dollars. if you take the cash, that's 930 million before taxes. new york state lottery started the jackpot drum roll on twitter. eyewitness news reporter mall lour research -- mallory hoff is live in queens for us.
i want to talk about fomo, fear of missing out. could you imagine if your workplace pool won the jackpot and you opted not to go in on it? for that reason people across the country are hitting up the atms. first lottery tickets will be sold in about 10 minutes. this clerk told me he has a good feeling about today. yesterday he told about $10,000 worth of tickets. here is the thing, if you win, everyone will likely know about it s. so even if you are the luckiest person alive, your luck may come out keeping it a secret. >> you can buy your own island with that, right. >> reporter: in connecticut, new york and new jersey you have no choice in the matter, your name will be made public. >> remember, luck has nothing to do with it. >> reporter: and while your chances of winning are, well, awful, somebody has to win, at
richard would know. he won more than $1 million in lotto cash. >> i live in orlando, florida,which is the lightning capitol of the world. yet i haven't been struck by lightning yet but i won seven lottery game grand prizes. you figure it out. florida,. >> reporter: i spoke to a friend. this kind of money could back fire and destroy your life. i said, yeah, i guess that's true but then i said are you still buying a ticket. he said absolutely. with that thought in mind i am about to invest our workplace pool momentarily. tickets go on sale in about 10 minutes. last ticket sold at 9:59 tonight. $2 to play and that money buys you the opportunity to dream and dream big. for now, the dream lives on.
channel 7 eyewitness news. >> everybody is dreaming. thank you, mallory. this story is crazy. workers at a restaurant in new jersey thought they won the saturday drawing. they had the six correct numbers but it was for last wednesday's jackpot. >> being the realist that my wife is said just double check the numbers. please, double check it. >> again, all six numbers right, just for the wrong drawing. there was a good 20 minutes when they thought they won, hugged, happy, some quit on the spot before they realized what had been wrong. the workers who left on the spot were able to get their jobs back. this is a restaurant lori knows well. >> very well. and i know all of them too. >> you almost lost your waiter. >> channel 7 is the only place to watch the historic drawing. it's live tonight before
we will stream it on the abc7ny app. >> valley, he told a customer you go get your own car. >> that's right. oh, boy. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> 20 minutes later he is holding the keys. i'm so sorry. here is what is going on this morning. we are looking at what will be clear skies. we have a cold wind out of the west. temperature 23 degrees. we have clear skies. northwest wind at 22. with the windchills in the single digits and low teens this morning, we will have more of that today. the wind will die down. that is not until this evening and into tonight. 29 by 2:00. 31 this afternoon.
because the winds will make it feel like the single digits and teens all day. at the bus stop 21 degrees. these kids at the bus stop this morning and then this afternoon. they won't move because they will be frozen to the ground. they will be all right. they are hot blooded. 31 this afternoon feels like 15. let's head to the maps. traveling on to the rfk triboro into the bronx in manhattan, a disabled vehicle being cleared away. this problem in suffolk county, main road closed between new suffolk and taconic because of a downed light pole. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a predator on the prowl. the latest looking for a man accused of assaulting two young girls at a popular manhattan restaurant.
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dray? >> reporter: well, good morning, lori. firefighters had their hands full in more ways than one. they were up against the flames as well as the extreme weather conditions. let's talk about the fire first. the fire has been placed under control. you can see the row of buildings that burn here. shells. the fire broke out after 1:30 here on the 100 block of florence avenue. it started in the basement of a bar and restaurant. then quickly spread to the adjacent buildings eventually reaching four alarms. five apartments and five businesses suffered significant damage. ten people have been left homeless. also two firefighters suffering injuries as well. one firefighter injuring his back after slipping and falling on the ice. the other firefighter suffering severe frostbite.
fire chief. >> we have a roof collapse, partial collapse of a roof. at this time, all crews are in the process of overhauling and continuing to control the hot spots within the structure. it extended to numerous apartments on the second floor. we have upwards of ten people displaced and they are to be relocated through the red cross. >> reporter: let's talk about the extreme weather conditions that the firefighters were up against. first you had the wind. this actually became a wind driven fire which helped the fire spread quickly throughout those five buildings, businesses an apartments. then you had the icy conditions because firefighters are using so much water in trying to put the fire out. that created slippery conditions. again, one of the firefighters losing his balance on the ice and being treated at the hospital. then the overall cold affecting the equipment. some of the equipment wasn't working properly because it had
machinery they were using in getting a handle on the fire. this four-alarm fireplaced under control. firefighters will be here throughout the day to make sure that they get the hot spots extinguished. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. the search is on for the man who assaulted two young girls at a popular burger spot. nypd says this man grabbed a 12- year-old girl by the wrist monday after she managed to get away, cops say he walked up to a 13-year-old girl outside and hugged and kissed her on the cheek. she pulled away and the man ran away. let's go back to bill for a look at the accuweather forecast. cold out there. >> no doubt about it. the chrysler building and
to flushing. we will watch the airplanes taking off in a white. down the jersey shore. the camera is bouncing around with the wind gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour overnight. pressure has been rising with brand-new arctic high pressure coming in. our wake-up windchill zero to ten. watch out for black ice on the roadways, particularly north and west. a biting wind past 40 miles per hour will be with us into the afternoon and evening. 25 smithtown to babylon. 29 east hampton. these are the air temperatures. the real feel with the wind out of the west. really cold. 22 miles per hour winds from j.f.k. to laguardia. 20 belmar. higher today when the sun gets up. this is cold enough, don't you think.
11 in the park. zero monticello. 12 bridgeport. a cold day. batten down the hatches before you leave this morning on decks and patios. this wind will be with us all day and into the afternoon. so, here are the wind profiles. they are cranking across the area. sunshine all the way back to the great lakes. sunny days today, tomorrow and a few more clouds into friday. after school it's dangerously cold, bright, blustery. windchills in the teens as we go into the evening and tonight. real feel single digits this morning to 15 this afternoon. clouds and cold. wind dies down. not as cold tomorrow. 38. that's the normal high. that will feel pretty good. saturday rain. the rain will be heavy, coming
big soaking rain overnight and looking at saturday most likely a day where we will see rain starting out most likely as steady rain in the morning then cold air sweeps in behind it. on saturday you will see the temperature dropping to 33. we might be looking at some flakes or flurries flying around saturday into sunday. then still cold into next week. but it's the middle of winter. that's what we will get. no real snow any time soon. i mean, this time last year there was lots of snow out there. >> yes, there was. >> we paid our dues. >> maybe when you come back from vacation we will get some, you know. >> if i-- >> don't forget he will be on the island. let's go to a webcam. tappan zee, not a problem as far as traffic is concerned. we will head to our maps and i can tell you that the speeds
that is because of the wind bill is telling us about. we have the b.q.e. north at atlantic avenue, debris in the roadway. while i was driving in lots of plastic bags all over the roadway. use caution. things could be flying everywhere. street cleaning rules in effect today. lori and rob, over to you. >> thank you, heather. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," lawmakers wanting to take a gamble on bringing video gaming machines to a long island racetrack. protestors not too happy about it. wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right?
welcome back. a protest over plans to bring a casino to the belmont racetrack. they want to install 1,000 video lottery machines at belmont. revenue would close a gap in the county's budget. some long island county residents say a casino would lead to other problems including a surge in traffic and crime and horse racing is different than video gambling machines. flower rail park mayor plans to sue to stop the project. a shelfing collapse could have turned a florida store into a major disaster scene. the shelves came down at one end of the party city store in boca raton and just went on and on. one shelf after another giving way and falling over. the store was nearly empty but the local fire chief says there could have been a massive loss
during the busy times like around halloween and christmas or new year's. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," mexican officials are keeping a close eye on el chapo. what if the sweet stevia leaf was discovered... ...before the sugarcane. all our favorite sugary foods would be our favorite truvia-y foods.
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. temperatures are cold. winds are out of the west at 30 to 36 miles per hour and it is windchills in the single digits and low teens this morning. so, dress warmly. we will have a cold day today and tomorrow. wind will die down this evening then warm up to the end of the week. a shot of rain for the weekend. we will talk about that in a few minutes. rob and lori, back to you.
mexican officials are keeping jay kin el chapo -- joaquin el chapo guzman moving because this is the same jail he escaped from in july. they are looking into his october meeting with actor sean penn and kate dell castillo to see if any crimes were committed. penn says he has nothing to hide. two days after the world learned about the death of david bowie, his latest album may reach billboard's top spot. >> black star was released on the 8th, bowie's 69th birthday, two days before his death. if 130,000 albums are sold by the end of this week it could be the number one debut album. that would bump adele out of the top spots.
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