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morning. good morning. it's 4:30. the historic powerball jackpot will climb no more. celebrations are underway across the country. several players will wake up richer this morning. >> to say the least. >> breaking news overseas. suicide bombers attacked a starbucks in indonesia. several people are killed. >> a cold started to the mortgage. we are tracking -- morning.
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>> i'm lori stokes. >> i'm rob nelson in for ken rosato. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> temperature of 23 degrees. dress warmly. it's chilly. 19 hopatcong. 23 hand november. 22 poughkeepsie. 23 bridgeport and long island and 21 down the shore. it's a chilly morning. it will warm up to 38. compared to yesterday's real feel of 5 to 15 degrees, it will feel warmer. it will get warmer and milder. we will talk about that next. >> good morning. i'm tired from my commute back from california. subway status, service on or close to schedule. bruckner southbound near 138th street you have an accident cleared away.
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side 138th to yankee stadium, that construction. that is a long-term construction project. construction on the george washington bridge, both decks, both directions. lincoln and holland have construction but minor delays. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. the powerball jackpot is down to a measly $40 million. that is after several players picked the coveted winning numbers. >> what those folks must be thinking this morning. powerball mania spread throughout the country as players forked over cash for a chance to win $1.5 billion. in case you winning numbers are on your screen. you can find the numbers again at abc7ny. >> three tickets sold in california, tennessee and florida matched the winning numbers but there are some new millionaires in our area.
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mallory hoff is live in long island city where the one million dollar ticket was sold. mallory? >> reporter: lori, rob, good morning. a good morning for somebody who walked in here and purchased a $1 million winning ticket. it's also an exciting morning for three jackpot winners across the country. >> chino hills, chino hills, chino hills. that was the scene early this morning. a crowd gathered outside of a 7- eleven there. that is where one of three jackpot winning tickets was sold. that store could receive up to $1 million. >> i am very, very happy
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people. >> look at this. somebody matched five numbers but not the powerball. in new jersey a one million dollar ticket was sold and two million dollar ticket was sold. three stores in connecticut and five million dollar tickets sold in new york state, one in nassau county, three in queens county and one in rockland county. now, lotto winnings in california are from state tax so perhaps something else to celebrate there. now, as for our location this morning, the winner, that one million dollar winner yet to stop by here but i discussed it with our crew, if they do, the coffee will be on them.
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>> the biggest coffee you can find. thank you, mallory. >> you can find the winning nuns and how the jackpot will be divided. check it out on our web site, abc7ny. turning to breaking news in indonesia, police say attackers in jakarta have initiated the terror attack imitated the terror attacks in paris. at least seven people are dead including five attackers. three bombers reportedly detonated the devices at a starbucks cafe. starbucks is closing the stores in jakarta until further notice. two other attackers were shot at a nearby police station and were then chased by officers. there are reports of three other explosions in different parts of the city. >> we will keep you updated on the situation in indonesia throughout the morning. "good morning america" will pick up our coverage at 7:00 a.m. a volunteer mission in
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two columbia university students and a u.s. health care worker were killed when their bus crashed while taking them to the airport to fly back home. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in morningside the story. good morning, dray. >> good morning, rob. those students left on a mission to make a difference and they did. helping the poor in honduras. on the way home, the bus they plunge. authorities in honduras blame mechanical failure for the bus crash that killed two student volunteers and a u.s. health care worker from columbia university and barnard college. the bus veered off the road and fell 260 feet into a ravine near the capitol. they were headed for a flight home after a mission helping poor hondurans. they were all members of the
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a senior from manhattan was one of those killed. at least a dozen more on the bus were injured and eight of them are in critical condition including one from scarsdale. columbia university says it is sending medical and support personnel to honduras to help on site with those injured students. live in morningside heights this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. iranian state television is airing an apology from one of the u.s. sailors who were detained for intruding into iranian waters. the sailor calls the intruss january a mistake and offers an apology. the comments were made before the u.s. sailors were set free. also u.s. central command says it is looking into whether the crew was threatened at the time. new video from police
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robbing livery cab drivers in brooklyn. the first december 6th at surf and 35th street. the second bay ridge avenue. in both cases they stole the driver's phone and cash. if you recognize the men, call police. police have arrested a man in the midwest for the rape of a 10-year old girl in brooklyn. the nypd had been searching for 24-year-old edwin caizaguano since october. they say he raped the girl in a home in bushwick. members of the nypd's fugitive apprehension team tracked down the suspect on monday in st. paul, minnesota. he is a waiting extradition. the fbi says the ambush shooting of a philadelphia police officer was a terror attack. the officer survived after being shot three times as he sat in his patrol car last week. the horrifying moments captured on camera. investigators say the man who confessed to the shooting,
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acting in the name of islam and pledged allegiance to isis. >> amazing that cop survived. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> good morning, everybody. we are marching to astoria. that's where we are this morning looking southward here down the east river. nice look to the morning with clear to partly cloudy skies. winds died down a bit. 23 degrees. clouds and flurries popping up in central northern new jersey. cold air and lake effects from the west making it down to the catskills. north and west of the city you will run into a flurry later on. those are gone. we will have sunshine, 30 by 11:00. noontime 33.
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then we drop to 34, 36 degrees. warmer tomorrow which we will talk about next. here she is. she went to chino and back. >> back. he was like, here, take my jet. washington bridge. traffic fine. construction both levels, both directions on the george washington bridge. inbound side a minor delay. lincoln and holland have construction set up but not causing major problems. sway service on or close to schedule. metro north all on time. you are doing fine. bruckner 138th street an accident that has been cleared away. then the deegan south 138th to yankee stadium we have a long- term construction. street cleaning rules are in effect today. rob, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you.
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video out of the bronx. a 67-year-old man mugged and thrown to the ground. police want to know if you have seen the attackers. >> a chilling image we showed you earlier this week. find out how the owner of this car moved it from the frozen parking spot near lake erie. >> workers at a new jersey restaurant that thought they won the powerball seem to be taking the disappointment in stride.
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earlier this week we told you about justin yellen's car sickle. it was encased in 5-inch ice after it was parked near lake erie on a cold night.
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of flake calcium that melted much of the ice. it's in a repair shop defrosting. workers that towed the karzai they don't think it will have major damage. >> note to self, never move to the midwest. meteorologist bill evans is back with the forecast. good morning, sir. >> any place that has lake effect anything, that's not the real stuff. it's just cold air. they call it the fake snow but it can amount to 162 inches in a season. looking to lower manhattan, one world trade looking good down to the battery. great shot. looking nice this morning. a little chilly and there are flurries around. here is the current temperature, 23 degrees, dry humidity, calm wind, pressure. high pressure is coming across. clear sky. yesterday's high was 30. it felt like 10 to 15. normal 38. we will hit 38 today.
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it was getting warm back then. sun up at 7:19. beautiful sunset later on today. north part, massachusetts, 23. 23 around the park. 20 white plains. you know, just for grins let's look at the winds. yesterday they were mean, midevil. now it dropped down to calm to single digit wind speeds. it's chilly in spots like laguardia, j.f.k. at 13. 12 brooklyn. dress warmly. later on it will feel a lot better. there are flurries around. you will run into that. these are from the lake effect. any place with a lake effect anything is tough in the wintertime. not as cold, 38. tomorrow 47. cloudy and milder. 47 degrees tomorrow. we will go to probably approach 50 in spots to the north and west. saturday we got rain in the morning and then 4 by afternoon.
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colder air pours in sunday and for next week. so, we got flurries north and west this morning. then we got clouds and sun, not as cold, 38. partly cloudy skies tonight. low 34. sunshine and clouds tomorrow. very mild day. clouds in the afternoon. temperature 49. at midnight, rain starts to roll into the area. we have a couple of good days as we warm up. we get to saturday and on saturday that rain really starts to pour in here and as the rain develops you will see it coming from the south here on the futurecast. there could be a lot of rain in the morning with this system. but by the time we get to the afternoon, the sun will break out and around 47 degrees. sunday we are back to chilly and then next week it starts off a cold week with temperatures below normal with highs around 32 and lows around 22 to 24 degrees around.
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but i will be in switzerland. >> so you don't care. >> you are so fancy. >> i won't be here. >> no snow my friend so we are all good compared to the last two winters. >> awesome for those who don't love snow. for us who love snow, you have to go somewhere to find it. >> that's what you plan on doing. we are talking about mass transit. we go to the mass transit chart, long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north doing fine. subway service on or close to schedule. as you go to the brooklyn bridge inbound side closed until 6:00 a.m. in addition to that, northbound ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. everything should be reopened by 6:00 a.m. they reopened the brooklyn bridge southbound into staten island but northbound into bayonne is closed down until 5:00 a.m. we are looking at the george washington bridge. we have construction set up on both levels in both directions. they are doing pothole repairs.
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ramp to the george washington bridge, upper level, they were doing that as well. construction at the george washington bridge, minor delay into the tolls. lincoln and holland have construction. minor, no major problems to report at this time. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. rob, over to you. >> heather, thank you very much. formal charges are in place for the 5th suspect in the alleged gang rape at a park in brooklyn. 17-year-old travis beckford is facing several charges including rape and sex abuse. the four other suspects will be back in court tomorrow. they are accused of using a gun to scare off the victim's father then raping his 18-year- old daughter. defense attorneys are arguing that the sex was consensual. frightening video out of the bronx. this is a mugging of a 67-year- old man. police are searching for three suspects in this. you can see them grab the
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to the ground and take some money right out of his pockets. this happened wednesday night in williams bridge. thankfully the victim was not badly hurt. scare. peak a pooh street has been charged with assault and domestic violence. police say she pushed her 76- year-old father down two flights of stairs in december in a utah home then locked him in the basement. street said it started with her father pulling her hair then bumping her house with his car when he tried to leave. her attorney said street considers the fight a private family matter. the news network that never really built an audience. now al jazeera america is shutting down. they started up 2 1/2 years ago but now it will close in april.
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trust of an american audience and they were hit with lawsuits by employees. some bug smugglers were busted trying to bring more than a ton of marijuana over the border of mexico disguised with carrots. it crossed a bridge into texas yesterday. drug sniffing dogs helped weed out carriage shaped packages of pot. the estimated street value of the smuggled drugs is half a million dollars. this is your favorite story of the day. we are hearing from the new jersey restaurant, the workers who won the powerball. >> yeah, the men appeared on jimmy kimmel live. their boss, tony delgado talked about the moments after the
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saturday jackpot before realizing the numbers were last wednesday. >> dishwashers started ripping their clothes off and we will never wash another dish in our lives. >> are those guys in the back washing dishes now. >> unfortunately, they are in the back. >> when god closes a door, he opens a dishwasher. >> when asked if there aren't more important things than winning a billion dollars like providing moderately priced italian food to the community, the owner said no. >> being honest. oh, boy. yeah, you can watch jimmy kimmel live weeknights at 11:35 on channel 7 and the watch abc app following "eyewitness news at 11:00.." >> you should bring down those prices, tony, just a little.
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welcome back. new video this morning of what you should do to get rid of a boulder that is blocking a highway. you know, just blow it up. the boulder rolled on to a roadway outside of a sacramento, california and damaged one car. crews drilled holes in the big rock, filled it with dynamite and blasted it into a bunch of smaller pieces. that's one way to do it. >> they took care of it. >> next. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans now. >> that would be my other career right there. i would like to have that job, blowing stuff up. here we go. 23 around the five boroughs. 12 monticello and this morning there are a few flurries
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county, up the hudson river valley a few coming across. these are lake effect snows. they are making them all the way over in the lakes and down here continuing to move all the way from syracuse, buffalo, rochester to us. the next seven hours, noontime temperature 31 degrees. this afternoon sunshine and we will warm up to near above the freezing mark into noon and upper 30s later on. it only gets warmer. we will talk about that next. heather is looking at the commute. subway service is on or close to schedule. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north running on or close. as you head to the deegan southbound, 138th into yankee stadium, that construction is set up. the george washington bridge has construction both ways on both levels and this should be cleared away shortly. a minor delay inbound at the
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lincoln and holland have construction as well. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. rob, over to you. >> thank you, heather. a popular subway line between manhattan and brooklyn could be shut down for years. blame it on superstorm sandy. the mna is mulling over options to repair the l train tubes in canarsie. one plan would shut it down for up to three years. we reached out to the mta but so far we have not heard back. three years? >> that is a while. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," overnight millionaires. find out where the three winning powerball tickets were sold and details on the winning second prize ticket sold in the area. >> a tragic trip. two college students killed
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good morning. they hilt the jackpot. lucky powerball jackpot winners waking up in three states and a group of millionaires in our area. >> also a developing story hitting close to home this morning. two columbia university students and an aide worker killed in a horrific bus crash in honduras. >> and breaking now in indonesia, a deadly suicide attack targets a starbucks. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. bill? >> good morning, everyone. not going to be as harsh later on today as yesterday's real feel of 5 to 15 degrees. this morning the 5:00 a.m. temperature will be 23 degrees with clear skies and a light to a calm wind. smithtown, babylon, 23, 24. 26 around east hampton. 19 to danbury, connecticut, sussex to warren county, phillipsburg and low 20s over the area. that is snow in them hills of new jersey and up the hudson river valley. a few flakes this morning. that is lake-effect snow making it down from the great lakes. that gets out of the way this morning. 38 later this afternoon. we will talk about tomorrow which warms into the 40s next. heather is looking at the commute. what is going on.
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long island railroad on our close. deegan southbound from 138th to yankee stadium, you have construction set up there. this is a long-term construction project with us for some time. george washington bridge we have relief with construction on both levels cleared away. traffic is fine inbound at the george washington bridge, minor delay. lincoln tunnel minor delays. brooklyn bridge is closed inbound side until 6:00 a.m. that is all because of that overnight construction that they do. b.q.e. northbound ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed. bayonne bridge has completely been reopened in both directions. all the overnight construction has been cleared away. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. we start with a developing story. the tragic trip. two columbia university students and a health care worker were killed in a bus
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the 30 passengers were on a volunteer mission with clumps medical brigade when the bus crashed down a ravine near the capitol. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in morningside heights. >> reporter: good morning, lori. columbia university is on winter break. classes resume next week. these are some of the students that decided to spend part of the winter break doing goodwill. they made the difference they set out to make and suddenly something tragic happened. it was a mission of mercy that ended in tragedy. two student volunteers and a u.s. health care worker in honduras to help the poor were killed in a bus crash now blamed on mechanical failure. the ride to the airport for the flight home ended with the bus veering off the road and plunging 260 feet into a ravine near the honduran capitol. all 30 passengers on the bus
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college, members of the university's medical brigade. at least a dozen on the bus were injured. eight are in critical condition including heather bender from scarsdale. columbia university is sending medical supplies and personnel to hon cure race to provide on site help for the students that -- honduras to provide on site help for the students injured. >> those poor families, thank you, dray. breaking news out of indonesia. police battled attackers in the streets in what they call an imitation of the terror attacks in paris. 7 people were killed including five of the attackers. as many as three suicide bombers detonated devices at a
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starbucks is closing all stores in jakarta. two other attackers were shot at a nearby station. there were three other explosions in other parts of the city. we will bring you new developments as this comes in. this is a quickly moving story. you can get updates on our web site, abc7ny and follow us on facebook and twitter. turning to the powerball fever and at least three winning tickets sold for the $1.6 billion jackpot. the winners in california, tennessee and florida will split the record prize and check your tickets. at least ten second prize winning tickets were sold in our area. here are the winning numbers. huge crowds gathered outside of a convenience store in california where one of the
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the lucky winner bought it at a 7-eleven in chino hills. good morning, lauren. >> reporter: good morning, lori. this morning someone that shopped at this 7-eleven is one in 292 million. those were the odds of winning the powerball jackpot. according to california lottery officials a winning ticket was sold here. >> can you believe it, america, a world record jackpot coming to you right now. >> it was more than billion dollar moment people across the u.s. were waiting for. >> information your winning powerball number, good luck to you. >> in that moment undoubtedly changing the life of a powerball ticket winner who bought here at the 7-eleven. crowds of people showing up after it was revealed. >> happy, very excited. >> it's like we won even though
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>> call it a sign of powerball fever sweeping the nation. tickets ahead of the drawing selling at a pace of $1.3 million a minute during rush hour. >> the winner. >> that can't be the winner. >> this is the winner. >> reporter: drawing long lines. inspiring people to cross state borders from powerball free nevada to california. >> we will go to the moon. >> everyone has the fever. >> reporter: more than 300 million tickets sold wednesday, almost one for every person in this country for a prize that got too big to fit on billboards. the cash value comes close. lottery officials reporting $983.5 million. it's not just the jackpot winners that scored. seven states had $2 million winners. 23 states had million dollar
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drawing the powerball jock pot will be back down to 40 million bucks. >> lauren, thank you. this is a live look at a store in long island city queens where one of the second prize was sold. we will tell you about the other tickets in a live report at 5:30. you can see the winning numbers at our web site, abc7ny. the republican presidential candidates meet tonight for second to last debate before primary season kicks off. fox business network is basing the lineup for the prime time and earlier debates in south carolina on the results of recent polling. this comes as donald trump facing a rising challenge from ted cruz, particularly in the critical state of iowa. the caucuses take place february 1st.
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family as they hire a head coach to replace tom coughlin. ben mcadoo will lead the team. he was giants coordinator under coughlin. before that he was on the green bay packers staff where he won a super bowl ring five years ago. the 38-year-old is 9 second youngest head coach in the nfl. an official announcement expected soon. >> no pressure. >> 38, wow. what a difference between him and coughlin. >> oh, yeah. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the forecast. >> company has extending the coaching opportunity for the softball team to tom coughlin. i think he should take that gig. this is our camera 47 time's square looking south. nice morning. clear skies to partly cloudy skies. parts of the area have flurries this morning. we are looking at a temperature of 23 degrees.
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about happened up the hudson river valley and in northern new jersey. these temperatures are pretty close to our normal overnight low here in the 20s. we have no wind. but the flurries we are talking about are coming down here throughout northern jersey, hudson river valley sliding east. they are lake effect flurries from the cold air and the high- pressure ridge out of canada. 30 degrees by 11:00. 33 at noon. 38 this afternoon which is the normal high for this time of year. watch out at the bus stop. the hooligans will be there this morning. one hooligan is playing hooky. that's okay. the truant officers are in search of him as we speak. 25 at the bus stop. kiddos, dress warmly. there might be flurries at your bus stop, too. we have a delay going on to the l.i.e. this is right past queens boulevard, l.i.e. westbound. this is just -- looks like we
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causing a tiny bit of a delay, nothing serious. eastbound side is moving well. let's go to the maps and talk about sway status. service is on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, path trains doing fine. expect delays down the deegan south 138th to yankee stadium with the long-term construction project. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. rob and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a car stolen in new jersey with a young girl inside. find out why the child's mother is the one facing charges. also ahead, several people hurt in a chain reaction crash on a snow-covered highway.
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facing charges. police say she left her daughter alone in a car that was later stolen. police say marcia smith left her 5-year-old daughter in the back of their car in trenton on tuesday while she was using an atm. when she returned, the car was gone. after a brief search police found the car abandoned in a nearby parking lot with the girl safe inside. we can consider ourselves very lucky this winter after what happened on a highway in western pennsylvania. this is the scene of an 85 car on lake erie. after this. 30 hurt overall. the youngest was three months old. the chain reaction crash included more than two dozen tractor trailers. you see stuff like that and you are more thankful that we have such a mild winter this year. >> look at that. wow. it is 5:14. let's check in with bill evans
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>> we are looking at a nice morning. this is our camera at 4 time's square looking south down to one world trade. calm wind. that is the key, isn't it? because the wind yesterday was nasty. pressure at 30.00. 29.7 close enough. yesterday's high was normal. when you factored in the wind yesterday, felt like 10, 15 degrees all day long. temperatures will be where they should be for this hour of the day. like wrightstown 22. toms river 22 even though the meters are malfunctioning and they are automated so you need a repairman to come. winds have been mostly out of the south and southeast kind of driving through. they are at very low numbers, 3, 5, 9 miles per hour. we have flurries this morning, compliments of the great lakes
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hudson river valley, flurries around passaic, bergen, 287, up 687, the thruway here, 684 and up to 84. watch out for that. it might slippery the roads a bit. it's cold. this would be a fine border rei flurry. after school, cold. 38. not as cold as yesterday with the dangerous windchills. 38 today not as cold as yesterday. warm air urging up and over us tomorrow. we get a few clouds but we are in to the upper 40s, ten warmer than normal. saturday rain in the morning. by afternoon late we are sun breaks, 38. cold front moves through saturday night making it colder for sunday. clouds and sun, 38. partly cloudy tonight, low 34. sun then clouds tomorrow, mild. temperatures approach 50 degrees. pretty sunset at 4:52. accuweather seven-day forecast, rain coming in probably after
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friday afternoon we are looking at temperatures that are rather comfortable. we will see the temperatures getting into the upper 40s. even authority and west around 40 up the hudson river valley. 37 up to the north and 42 to 48 down to the south. on saturday, looking at rain pouring in here and that comes up from the south. very warm air coming up. an inch or so of rain on saturday. then you see the weekend, back to chilly sunday. monday and tuesday temperatures at the freezing mark and lows at night in the 20s. we got a cold shot coming. but no snow to go with it. if it will be this cold, might as well snow. >> let's go to heather. >> i will block that out. >> i don't suppose i could talk you into wearing your pajamas backward. >> no.
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kids' pajamas. >> the detectors for the metal detector at the store when you take the clothes out. >> that too. fdr southbound side you can see we have very heavy delays and this is because of these cones set up here. that is construction. where is it? we will go to the maps and tell you southbound from the 70s to the 60s, construction blocks at least two lanes. you have new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing fine. subway service on or close to schedule. good news if you use the brooklyn bridge inbound side reopened. all of that overnight construction has been picked up and put away. and the deegan going south into yankee stadium, long term construction. street cleaning rules are in effect today. rob and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a stock sell off.
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this is the jersey shore. you see the lights down here. we have to figure out what is going on down there. heather would know because if there is a party going on at this hour of the day, she would know about it. right on the water. see the lights. >> big party, i told you every night they have a party in asbury park before i come to work. they are still out there. >> looking good. i wish we would get invited. do the weather from there. call up your friends. snow showers popping up on the radar in northern new jersey, along i-80, through the thruway to 287. be on the lookout for these snow showers this morning. they may slippery up the roads. it's cold out here. we will be looking at a nice fine powdery snow with temperatures in the 20s. heather is looking at the commute. how is it going? >> a webcam and the l.i.e., a bit of a delay into the area of queens boulevard. then as you go on to the fdr drive southbound side you can see that delay from the 70s into the 60s.
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you see the cones set up in the right lane. they are pushing everybody left because of construction. let's go to the maps. deegan we have long term construction project. street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori and rob, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," terrifying video of a mugging in the bronx. police are looking for the
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on the money, asian stocks closed lower. >> nikkei closed more than 2% lower. hong kong hang seng index was down slightly. another sell off on wall street. this is translating into trillions of dollars in losses for the year. >> kendis gibson and reena ninan have the business headlines. >> the dow starts down 365 points. s&p 500 were off. >> since the start of the year, the average 401(k) plan lost $7,000. u.s. airlines are soaring. carriers had $18 million in
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>> nosediving fuel prices and extra fees. get a load of this cholesterol delight. >> because the 15 in 1 burger is a load. the patty smothered with pulled pork, cheese. >> it will be sold at the panthers game for 1501. get it. >> because the team is 15-1. oscar nominations will be announced in a few hours. the big announcement happens at 8:30. you can watch it live during "good morning america" later today and you can catch the oscars live on february 28th. the award ceremony will air here on channel 7. coming up in the next half hour, we are following developments overseas.
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are in morning after a bus
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honduras killing three people. a lot of celebrating over the historic jackpot. we learned the winning tickets were sold in at least three states. check your ticket. we are live at one of the several places where million dollar tickets were sold in our area. >> plus, we are monitoring breaking news out of indonesia. a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a starbucks.
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with snow showers moving through. but it looks like there may be a warm up ahead. >> good morning, everybody. happy thursday. i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thursday, january 14th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. you are doing a great job, rob. looking at temperatures for us this morning, partly cloudy skies around the five boroughs. we have temperatures that are cold as we were saying, 23, 24 from smithtown to babylon, oyster bay and hempstead long island. 23, 24 down the shore. then these flurries this morning. look at westchester. that is a good snow shower around ossining and heading to fairfield county in connecticut. you will run into a few of those then that is gone by 7:00. sunshine, 38 degrees later on today. it gets warm tomorrow.
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heather is looking at the commute. what do we have? >> sways are good. mass transit it is doing fine at the moment. fdr south from the 70s to the 60s a different story. construction where two lanes are closed down. then this weekend there will be a major construction project, harlem river drive ramps to and from the george washington bridge, something to keep in mind. i will dig up more information about that. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. sway service is on or close. then as you go to the brooklyn bridge inbound, everything is reopened. construction cleared earlier than expected. it should be cleared around 6:00 a.m. they did us a favor. deegan near yankee stadium, long-term construction project. then going to the george, lincoln or holland, hudson river crossings, minor delays. street cleaning rules are in effect. rob, over to you. new details on winners of
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we know the winning tickets were sold in three states. here is a hint. not connecticut, not new jersey and not new york. get up and go to work. california, tennessee and florida are the three states claiming the winners. those are the winning numbers right there: check your tickets because at least, the good news, ten second prize winning tickets were sold in our area. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in long island city where someone is waking up one million dollars richer. still not too shabby. good morning, mallory. >> rob, good morning. not shabby at all. someone walked in to this convenient store and bought a lotto ticket worth one million dollars. you have to imagine that person is waking up happy this
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so are three jackpot winners. they were chanting chino hills, chino hills, chino hills. this is the scene in chino hills, california, earlier this morning. a crowd gathered outside of a 7- eleven. one of three jackpot winning tickets were sold. that store could receive up to $1 million, a bonus for selling the ticket. >> i am happy whoever bought from here and i am so thankful to my chino hill people. >> reporter: take a look at this map of winning tickets in our area that matched five numbers but not the powerball. in new jersey a one million dollar ticket was sold. in new jersey a 2 million- dollar ticket, a power play ticket. in that case the winnings were multiplied by the power play number, the number 2. three stores in connecticut sold
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there were five million dollar tickets sold in new york state, one in nassau county, three in queens and one in rockland county. now, this store behind me, we are being told, is set to open at 8:00 this morning. whoever won the one million dollar ticket, you probably aren't going to work today. stop by and tell us what it's like to be living the dream. for now live in long island city, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> good morning to that person. thank you, mallory. grab your tickets again. we have the numbers on our web site. check out abc7ny and our facebook page as well. we have breaking news. violent morning in indonesia.
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a starbucks seven people are dead including five attackers. there have been warnings for months that islamic militants would attack. the coffee chain is closing its stores in jakarta until further notice. two other attackers were killed in a nearby police station and there are reports of three other explosions in different parts of the city. investigators say the terrorists imitated the attacks in paris. we will monitor the developments. "good morning america" will pick up our coverage starting at 7:00. now to a developing story. a tragic end to a volunteer mission in honduras. two columbia university students and an american health care worker were killed when the bus crashed as they were about to come home. the bus carrying 30 people went into country's capitol. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live at the columbia university campus in
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>> reporter: good morning, rob. the students left on a mission to make a difference and they did that, helping the poor in honduras. suddenly and tragically as they were heading home, the bus they were riding on took a deadly plunge. authorities in honduras blame mechanical failure for the bus crash that killed two student volunteers and a u.s. health care worker from columbia university and barnard cleanly. the bus veered off the road and fell 260 feet into near the honduras capitol. they were headed for a flight home after a mission helping poor hondurans. all 30 passengers on the bus were members of the university's medical brigade. at least a dozen more on the bus were injured.
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condition including heather bender from scarsdale. columbia university will send medical supplies and personnel to honduras to provide on site support to help those students who are now recovering with injuries. live this morning in morningside heights, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. iranian state television is airing an apology from one of the u.s. sailors detained for intruding into iranian waters. the sailor calls the intruss january a mistake and offers an apology. the comments were made before the sailors were set free. u.s. central command is looking into whether the crew was threatened at the time. frightening video out of the bronx of a mugging of a 67- year-old man. police are searching for three suspects. you can see them grab the victim, drag him and throw him to the ground. they steal money from his pockets. this happened last wednesday
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he was not badly hurt. formal charges are in place now for the 5th suspect in the alleged gang rape of a woman in a park in brooklyn. 17-year-old travis beckford is facing several charges including rape and sex abuse. the four other suspects will be back in court tomorrow. the teens are accused of using a gun to scare off the victim's father and then raping his daughter t. defense attorneys are arguing that the sex was consensual. the fbi now says the ambush shooting of a philadelphia police officer was a terror attack. officer jesse harnett survived after being shot three times as he sat in a patrol car last week. horrifying moments caught on camera. letter investigators say the man who confessed to the shooting, edward archer told them he was acting in the name of islam and pledged allegiance to isis. with that, you are never more than seven minutes away
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let's take things back over to bill. >> let's take a look outside. we have cloudy skies. we will be looking at temperatures that as we get into the morning, will feel better. the reason being, we will look little at the way of wind. we have something to make up for that. that is snow showers this morning. you will see this on the accutrack radar. they are coming from the great lakes actually, binghamton, scranton, morris county up through rockland, westchester and fairfield county. those will come across 95 and get to the northern state, l.i.e., grand central parkway, the van wick with flurries today. sunshine by 10:00. noontime temperature 33. 38 later on this afternoon. kiddos dress warmly at the bus stop.
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this afternoon it gets better. gets warmer as we go to friday. either is looking at the commute, van wyck, van white. potato. this is interesting, a brakes. but in addition to that, you have a truck that is on fire. turnpike. then this situation on the fdr south 70s to the 60s, construction, two lanes are closed off. expect heavy delays. street cleaning rules are in effect today. rob, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, drivers held at gunpoint. the new clue police hope will help them catch serial robbers targeting livery cabs. >> commuter alert for subway riders.
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welcome back. newly released video shows two men terrifying and robbing livery cab drivers at gunpoint. the two suspects are wanted for a pair of robberies last month in brooklyn. the thieves got away with cash and cell phones. if you know who these men are, please give police a call. remember this car. we told you about it a few days ago after it was frozen in
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night on the shores of lake erie. this lancer was caked in five inches of ice until yesterday. 350 pounds of flake calcium did the trick. it's bank of americaing up in a repair shop. workers don't think will have any major damage. bill evans is back with the forecast. thanks for not giving us a winter like that. >> it has been charmed. we look to roosevelt island out to flushing bay. a nice morning here. partly cloudy skies. we take a look down the jersey shore here. asbury park south the party rages on there. the dance lights are hysterical at this hour of the day. heather is like raise the roof, it's the weekend.
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we are getting there. temperature 23. humidity dry. winds are very light. we don't have the harsh wind like yesterday. yesterday's high 30. yesterday with the wind because we have flesh and skin it felt like 10 degrees. today not as harsh as yesterday. lots of sun today and tomorrow. temperatures near normal. a big warming trend tomorrow. rain saturday morning. colder next week. 22 around poughkeepsie to kingston, middleburg. 19 and dover. these numbers are close to normal for this our of the day. here are the flurries i am talking about and snow showers. around croton on hudson into carmel, nassau, suv county, northern state. be on the lookout for that. this is up the thruway, 684 and
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some of this might make it down to the five boroughs. lake effect down here this morning in this cold air. you see on the futurecast, that is gone by 8:00. temperatures start to warm up this afternoon into the upper 30s. that will feel nice. tomorrow afternoon we are near 50 degrees. north. after the flurries, sunshine today and for tomorrow. day. a big batch of rain going by. kiddos, wear the warm gear. cold start to the day. i give it a c, average high temperature of 38. average day for january. not as cold today, 38. we will look at a warmer day tomorrow. clouds from the south. big warm front. 47. cloudy and mild tomorrow. saturday, here is the rain. sunny breaks by afternoon. sunday looking at 37.
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partly cloudy tonight. 34. tomorrow sun and clouds, mild, near 50 degrees. accuweather seven-day forecast, the only real problem the weekend brings is the rain on saturday morning. so, if you are traveling, here comes the rain. you see on the futurecast, it's over by 1:00. so, there will be breaks of sun later in the day. cold air comes in sunday. the high is 37. then next week temperatures are below normal. i go outside next hour. >> you do? >> there might be flurries out there. >> we saw a few in mallory and dray's shot. >> not the normal flakes we see. >> i see. >> thanks, eddy. >> haven't seen much of that. >> thank you, lord. >> yes. let's check in with heather.
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and light and doesn't make us work 20 hours. this is the fdr sob, a construction project ongoing. head to the maps, on the southbound side from the 70s down to the 60s. two lanes are closed this is an interesting situation over here p. tractor trailer brakes are smoking. in addition to the tractor trailer on the shoulder with the brakes smoking, we have another truck on fire, northbound fit 17 to 18. i checked out a camera. i'm not seeing a lot of delays. this will be huge. major construction project two weekends in a row, harlem river drive two and from the george washington bridge. street cleaning rules are in effect. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a commuter alert. why a popular subway line between manhattan and brooklyn could be shut down for years.
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a popular subway line between manhattan and brooklyn could be shut down for years and you can blame it on superstorm sandy. the mta is reportedly mulling over the options to repair the l trains tunnels in canarsie. those tubes were damaged during sandy. one plan would shut the line down for up to three years. we reached out to the mta. so far we haven't heard back from them. in this morning's health alert, a class-action lawsuit is claiming a popular lip balm can wreck your lips.
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caused her lips to feel like sandpaper hours after using it. she said it made her lips crack, flake and bleed and that she had blisters and rashes on and around her mouth. good luck on valentine's day. the company is standing by the product. >> did other people have the problem? still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," that group of new jersey restaurant workers who mistakenly thought they won the powerball have a new reason to smile this morning. >> meteorologist bell bell is tracking a few flurries going on in the area.
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we want our patients to survive their cancer but we also want them to maintain independence and quality of life is so important. us good morning. five minutes before 6:00. a live look from morningside heights.
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that is across the hudson river valley, northern jersey. it could make it down, as you see across the five boroughs, brooklyn, queens, into long island. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here we are looking at the flurries down into manhattan and out across long island. this will continue as we go on through the morning commute. that will keep sliding south and east. today the next seven hours of temperatures that are 24 to 27 by 9:00. you see we get to the mid-30s by noontime. weather then heather every seven minutes. what is going on. >> i know it's thursday but starting tomorrow, there is this major construction project. it's a holiday weekend. so a construction project that affects the harlem river drive ramps to and from. as you come off the george washington bridge to the harlem river drive the ramp will be closed northbound to the george washington bridge. you will have lane closures as well. street cleaning rules are in effect.
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rob, over to you. >> heather, thank you very much. sparks fly as police chase after a wanted felon and it's caught on camera. this is a video from oklahoma city. you can see the yellow sparks coming from the car after one of the tires went flat. moments later police wrestle with the suspect after they box in his car. one officer stopped a man from grabbing his gun. the suspect got away but police did arrest him. we are hearing from the new jersey restaurant workers who thought they would never have to work again. >> they appeared on jimmy kimmel live. their boss talked about the moments after the guys thought they had one saturday's powerball jackpot before realizing the numbers matched last wednesday's drawing. >> the dishwashers start jumping around, ripping their clothes off. they said we quit. we are not washing another dish the rest of our lives. on and on like that.
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washing dishes right now. >> unfortunately they are back there. >> when god closes a door, he opens a dishwasher. >> they bought 400 tickets for last night's drawing. no word if they won anything.
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good morning. a developing story at 6:00. two students from our area and
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