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great friday. here at 4:30 a terrifying crime in manhattan. a woman says she was raped by a man she met on a popular dating web site. more than a dozen people are killed when a tour bus slides off a mountain in japan. >> the republican debate gets heated when ted cruz unleashes harsh words at donald trump aimed directly at new york city. good morning. >> thank you for joining us, i'm shirleen allicot in for ken rosato.
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>> i'm lori stokes. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> we will have the mild day. we rebounded nicely. temperatures to start the day at 35 degrees. that is a few off the normal afternoon high temperature. so, we are looking at 28 around poughkeepsie, kingston, newburgh. 25 carmel. 35 in the park. coastal connecticut 31. sunshine. a few clouds. we get to 50 degrees. 50 degrees this afternoon. there you go. we will talk about rain coming in tomorrow. all of that coming up. 50 degrees. >> my kind of winter. subway status, q trains switch problems at atlantic avenue repaired. expect residual delays. long island railroad, new
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two spent as you head into morris county on route 10 east, the ramp to 287 northbound you have an accident. 287 heading southbound side right near route 24 that is another collision being cleared away. morris avenue is cleared down both ways. this is through summit and springfield between springfield and route 24 because of a water main break. then we have this problem that may be with us today. new jersey turnpike north bay extension eastbound they are plan accordingly. we have street cleaning rules in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. new this morning, a woman claims a blind date ended rape when the man she met authority bus terminal. dray? lori. the 28-year-old victim said she harmony. she said on the dating site her
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the two arranged a meeting monday at the port authority bus terminal, what she thought was a safe public place with plenty of people. the man wanted to take her to a hotel. when she refused, he told her he had a gun. the woman then claims the man forced her into an abandoned train tunnel that runs under the bus terminal where he then raped her. after the rape the woman flagged down a firefighter on west 41st street and told him what happened. she was rushed to the hospital. now, we understand the victim is cooperating with the port authority police to try to better identify her attacker as well as try to show them the area where she was raped. this is still a developing story. we are gathering information. as we learn more, we will pass it along to you. live in midtown, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. we have breaking news in japan.
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injured after a crash involving a ski tour bus. now, overnight the tour bus rammed through a guardrail, then slid part way down a mountain side. the bus landed on its side with the front window bashed in. in all, there were 41 people on board including two drivers who were taking turns when the crash occurred. in indonesia, police arrested three men linked to the terror attacks in the heart of jakarta. the men were swept up in predawn raids hours after the an isis flag was found in the home of one of the accused men. yesterday's attacks killed two people and injured 20. five of the attackers were killed by police or their own suicide vests. a funeral will be held for one of the young columbia university students killed in a bus crash in central america. 21-year-old daniella move son
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she was one of 30 volunteers. she and two others were killed when the bus crashed heading to the airport to come home. a suspected bank robber is in serious condition after being shot by a security guard. this happened at a chase bank last night in franklin square. police say the man announced he was going to rob the bank before pulling out a gun and pointing it at two security guards. one is a retired police officer. he opened fire hitting the suspect. police have not identified the suspect but we know he underwent surgery last night and is expected to survive. four of the five suspects in the alleged gang rape in a brooklyn park have been released from custody. the d.a.'s office admitting it could not meet the deadline to secure indictments against the teenagers. an attorney for one of the boys says it's a step in the right direction in a case that has only proved to confuse investigators.
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of doubt, incredible amount of reason for the district attorney's office to look at this. >> the d.a.'s office is using the next 180 days as allowed by law to build their case. that will include dna evidence. the 5th suspect is being held on a prior charge. the gloves came off and the debate turned to confrontation last night as donald trump turned on ted cruz for insulting new york. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live outside of trump tower in midtown. rob? >> reporter: well, good morning, shirleen. usually at this point in the election cycle, all the discussion is about iowa and new hampshire. all of a sudden, new york city found itself in the middle of this presidential discussion after senator ted cruz criticized donald trump for, quote, embodying what new york values. reporter: the simmering tensions between donald trump and ted cruz erupted into a
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the two leading candidates tore into each other first with trump raising the birr they are issue sure then making fun of cruz. what if he made cruz his vice presidential side kick only to face a legal challenge. >> if he beats the rest of the field, he beats the rest of the field. see, they don't like that. they don't like that. no, they don't like that he beats the rest of the field because they want me. >> reporter: cruz then slammed trump for what he called his new york values. >> not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. i'm just saying. but trump fought back. invoking how new yorkers came together after the world trade center fell. >> the people in new york fought and fought and fought. we saw more death and the smell of death.
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it was with us for months, the smell, the air. we rebuilt downtown manhattan and everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved new york and new yorkers. that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> reporter: when asked to define new york values, cruz said our city is all about money and media. meanwhile, trump praised on new yorkers. he called people here loving and wonderful and amazing. the gloves are now off as things get closer to the iowa caucus on february 1st. reporting live in midtown p rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc news as we head into the primaries. "good morning america" picks up our coverage with a live report from south carolina beginning at 7:00.
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horses and livelihood of the owners and drivers could be decided soon. the city is close to moving ahead with plans to reduce the number of horses and give them a permanent new home in central park. pleb wanted to do a -- mayor de blasio wanted to do away with them entirely but public opposition did away with that. >> it's illegal to give away public park land. then they want the public to pay for this facility. >> the carriage drivers are trying to reach fair deal. any agreement would have to be approved by the city council. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the forecast. >> let's take a look outside this morning from our camera at 4 time's square. we could have 22, 23 miles of visibility this morning. here is what is happening on
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corner of 66th, west 66th at columbus avenue. quiet in the park to juilliard and lincoln center. today a little chilly. you need your gear to keep you warm this morning. we are at 35 degrees. 38 is the normal high temperature. a few clouds from the west. we have a system that i will show you later with rain overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. we have a day of sunshine and clouds and mild numbers here. 42 by 10:00. 46 by noon. we will get to near 50 this afternoon. it should be a nice start to your weekend. but the wheels come off the wagon this weekend. we will talk about that in the seven-day forecast. speaking of wagons and wheels and that stuff. the wheels are going to come off the traffic wagon as well. for those commuting on the east side of town off the george washington bridge to the east side here is how the fdr is looking at this point. let's go to the maps. i want to talk about the major construction project that will start. it's going to begin at midnight tonight.
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washington bridge, the ramp to the southbound side of the harlem river drive is going to close down at 12:01 a.m. the northbound side of the harlem river drive, the ramp to the outbound side of the george washington bridge will have one or two lanes open. this will last the entire weekend. 56 hours. that is until monday at 8:00 a.m. monday being a holiday, hopefully the weekend traffic will be lighter. but this is something to think about if you are out driving around this weekend. mass transit is okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," dramatic arrest in the bronx caught on camera. what happens when two officers order an armed suspect to drop his gun. >> a small device could be a lifesaver. now new jersey school buses are testing a new piece of technology.
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check out the dramatic video from the bronx. watch as an armed suspect drops his gun when two police officers swoop in with their guns drown. this happened monday night in morris heights. they saw the man fire the gun just before they arrested him. in manhattan, natural gas service is expected to be restored this morning after a leak forced hundreds of people out of two middown buildings. con ed was called to 7th avenue and 37th street late yesterday afternoon. the source of the leak was found in a main on west 37th street. no one was hurt but there were road closures in the area. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> thank you, lori. good morning, shirleen. hey, heather, how are you doing?
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>> we check out the camera on the roof at 59th street and trump plaza and down to -- looking to 5th avenue, the areas of midtown manhattan this morning. clear to partly cloudy skies. nice morning starting out. lights are on around the plaza hotel. streets are dry, quiet, chilly. that's not bad for this hour of the day when the temperatures should be around 26, 27 degrees for the overnight hours. humidity dry, northeast wind. falling. 29.5 close to 30.00 which is our mark of fair weather to start the day on the barometer. yesterday's high was 38 degrees. that is at normal. was. we like it when the forecast and the actual weather come together or the weather comes together with the forecast. we will have a pretty sunrise. 28 poughkeepsie.
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morning. numbers here. we are looking at a light wind, 3, 5, 7 miles per hour. windchills to make it harsh. we have partly cloudy skies and back down to the south and west there is an area of rain. this is what will come our way with a big batch of warm air later this evening and tonight. by 9:00 we are looking at 31 in 37 in the park. highs. this afternoon, 51 down the jersey shore. let's go to the beach. by the time we get to tonight, around midnight, the rain will come up from the south and west. notice how warm the temperatures are. 44 in the park. not going to drop a lot. we have rain to start the day on saturday. something to watch out for, heading to binghamton, traveling north to albany, that could be mixed in with rain. that could be a little ice mixed in. there could be slippery roads. everybody is in the rain saturday morning.
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here by the time we get to lunchtime. 9:00 in the city. noontime on the eastern end and then clear skies overnight. cold air pours in here for saturday night. so, we will look at temperatures around 49 to 50 today. morning sunshine and clouds this afternoon. then overnight temperatures tonight of 42. cloudy and mild. periods of rain start around midnight. patchy fog. very warm. accuweather seven-day forecast, we got rain but then look how cold it is next week. booya, 29 for the high on monday with flurries. it doesn't get above freezing on monday. there you go. how you doing. >> i'm doing very well. how are you doing. >> great. >> it's friday. >> good. how are you doing, heather. >> i'm doing fine. if you use the harlem river drive normally, you won't be doing well. i tweeted this out and
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this will -- i will try to explain the whole thing to you. major construction project inbound george washington bridge rat' to the -- ramp to the southbound harlem river drive will close at midnight tonight. there will be one to two lanes open here. this construction project will last 56 hours until monday at 8:00 a.m. the entire weekend this is going to be an issue if you normally travel into the city via the george washington bridge or try to go outbound via the harlem river drive. route 10 east the ramp to the northbound side of 287 accident cleared. 287 south an accident cleared. mass transit on or close and street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. chicago police released a new video showing a white police officer shooting and
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carjacking suspect. the video dates back to 2013. a federal judge cleared way for the video's relief yesterday after the city dropped the objections. the officer said he fired because cedric chapman was turning toward him with a dark object in his hand. it later proved to be an iphone box. mayor de blasio is approving a plan to give raises to the city's elected officials in a ban for outside jobs. the recommendation made by an independent panel would raise city council's pay by more than $25,000 a year to 138,000. the rates would mean banning outside jobs that could be a conflict of interest for council members. the mayor's salary would go up but de blasio said he would not accept a raise this term. the city council will vote on the plan.
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a look at a piece of technology life. it's called the student's detection system or sds and it is being tried out on new jersey school buses. sensors ring the outside of the bus and detect any movement or obstacles within 10 feet of the vehicle. if there is a problem, a signal is sent to a palm sized screen next to the driver. >> this will be another sound that we will get used to that tells us to stop, pause and look. >> in seven years, half the state of new jersey will have these sensors. >> new jersey lawmakers are following the system as they consider a law requiring all new buses to be equipped with sensors. the new big thing at the museum of natural history is so large it doesn't even fit in one room. the museum unveiled its newest exhibit yesterday.
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dinosaur discovered. it weighed as much as 10 elephants and larger than a blue whale. if you see it in person, you are not even seeing the size in all its glory. it was designed to crouch, to fit in the room and experts say this dino wasn't even fully grown. >> wasn't fully grown. >> and it's crouching. so much bigger than that. >> love the look on the kids' faces. >> very cool. coming up on "eyewitness news this morning," actor neil patrick harris calls himself batman after someone tried to steal a bench from his harlem home.
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honey like and nice and aromatic and fresh despite being out in the elements for so long it's a refreshing wine. >> sounds good to me. >> the wine should be available to drink in the summer. >> we have to wait until the summer. >> ice wine in the summer. >> all right. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> my daughter goes to school at ridley college across the niagara river in canada. they have an ice wine festival now for a couple of weeks. it's delicious in that part of the world. 28 new city. 22 sussex. 21 monticello. 29, 26 down around the jersey shore. we are looking at numbers that are way warmer. 36 around queens. a light wind here. not much of a factor today. we are looking at dry conditions on streets and later on today, hey, babylon, you will get to 46 by 11:00.
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we are talking about rain for tomorrow morning, bitter cold sunday. heather is looking at the commute. harlem river drive fun out there. >> it will be a picnic starting at midnight tonight. i don't mean that for real. it won't be a good thing at all. go to my facebook page or twitter to find out more. subway service on or close. pulaski near broadway newark side construction blocking all lanes. morris avenue is closed between summit and springfield. both ways between springfield and 24 with a water main break. mass transit is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. police have busted a thief that targeted the harlem home of actor neil patrick harris. the suspect is accused of stealing an outdoor bench worth $500 from the front of harris' brownstone sunday morning.
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bench found the suspect trying to sell it. derrick humphries was charged with possession of stolen property. it was originally reported that the butler recognized the bench. harris tweeted overnight saying i love that my inexpensive bench purchase is worth stealing and that i apparently have a butler. i feel like batman, #bench gate. >> leave it to neil patrick harris. >> that's great. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead this morning, a blind date turns into a nightmare. a woman says she was raped bid a man at the port authority bus terminal. we are live with the investigation now underway. >> another random attack on a
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. new this morning, a search for a rapist behind a terrifying attack at the port authority bus terminal. we will tell you what he used to apparently lure his victim. breaking overnight, a deadly bus crash overseas. more than a dozen people heading to a ski resort are killed when a bus veers off a mountain road. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for ken rosato. today is friday, january 15th. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans.
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we will have sunshine today and a pretty sunrise after 7:00. clear to partly cloudy skies. temperatures 35 degrees. 34 long branch. 26 wrightstown, sayreville down to southern jersey. 32 long island. 30 up the hudson river valley. looking at a nice day today t. nice start to the weekend. you like the mild weather, close to 50 degrees today before we get a messy interesting weekend coming up which i will tell you about next. that is called a professional tease, heather. do not try that at home. heather and i are highly trained broadcast professionals. let's talk about the major construction project that may affect you. >> inbound george washington bridge the ramp to the southbound side of the harlem river drive will close at midnight tonight. northbound harlem river drive ramp to the outbound side of the george washington bridge will have one lane open. this construction will last 56
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56 hours, throughout the entire holiday weekend. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. earlier accident at little neck parkway has been cleared. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north doing fine. no major problems at this point. subway service is on or close to schedule. then on the pulaski skyway southbound in newark construction. all lanes are closed as a result of that. keep that in mind. you know about the inbound side of the pulaski skyway closed down. that will be closed down for a while because of the long-term construction projecting on there. the holland tunnel or leaving the holland tunnel, stick with the new jersey turnpike out of the holland tunnel until they open up 1 and 9. morris avenue is closed between springfield and route 24. this is because of a water main break. that will be out there for a while as well. street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you.
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frightening attack at the port authority bus terminal. the search for an alleged rapist that used an online dating site to find his victim. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is joining us live at the bus terminal with the latest details, dray. >> reporter: good morning. the port authority bus terminal is a big place. she thought she would be safe. she met her would be attacker on e harmony. the two met on monday afternoon. she says the man wanted to take her to a hotel room and when she said no, she said the man told her he had a gun to her back. he forced her into a subway tunnel and raped her. she flagged down a firefighter and told him what happened.
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and is working with the port authority police to identify the suspect or attacker. they are working on trying to identify the area where this woman was attacked. this happened on monday afternoon. police are trying to get the word out because this man can very well still be in the area and a potential threat to other women. live in midtown, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. breaking news in japan. there was no snow or ice on the road when a ski tour bus crashed killing 14 people and injured 27. it slid part way down a
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the bus landed on its side with the front window bashed in. in all, there were 41 people on board including two drivers who were taking turns when the crash occurred. in indonesia, predawn men linked three men to yesterday's attacks that killed two people and injured 20. five attackers were killed by police with their own suicide vests. residents of a building in the bronx are foaming mad. they had to live -- fuming mad. they had to live without gas for 18 months. they rallied to demand the landlord fix the problem. they say most residents can't use their stoves, no heat and gas lines were turned on in october but many apartments are still out in the cold. >> we have children who are sleeping with their hoodies,
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they can stay warm over the winter. >> i bought some electronic devices that help me but oftentimes we go to restaurants. >> we reached out to the landlord for comment. we haven't heard back. today the giants introduce their new head coach who is also the old offensive coordinator. ben mcadoo takes over as the 17th head coach in history. mack a do has been -- mcadoo has been in charge of the offense. he is the second youngest head coach. the man who was the league's oldest head coach since leaving the giants is still unemployment. tom coughlin interviewed for the same job with the philadelphia eagles.
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of the running due to staffing concerns. coughlin lead the giants for 12 years and won two super bowls. he will be 70 by the time next season rolls around. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and let's check in with bill. >> coughlin, our offer to coach -- [ laughter ] >> we extended the hand. coach the eyewitness news softball team. >> do we pay? >> well, no, but it's worth the prestige. here is what is going on this morning. taking a look outside, we have clear skies to lower manhattan. we are looking down to staten island and the verrazano narrows bridge. great day. 35 to start the day. comfortable, clear, northeast at 5. at times clouds. down to the south and west rain is coming. a big batch of warm air.
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after it gets here, 46 degrees at noontime. 49 to 50 this afternoon. 12 warmer than normal for this time of the year. so, comfy weather to start your weekend. we got rain and cold to talk about for saturday and sunday. the accuweather seven-day forecast is coming up. >> i think tom coughlin would make an excellent softball coach. >> you could go to the weather center, get an umbrella for him and mugs. we have incentives. fdr drive we have overnight construction. let's go to the maps. we will talk about that. i show you the southbound side of the fdr drive from the 70s to the 60s, construction blocks two lanes. subway service on or close to schedule. we have the pulaski skyway south outbound near broadway construction blocked all lanes. morris closed both ways between springfield and route 24 with
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street parking rules are in effect today. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," slashed on the street, a man viciously attacked by a stranger. the message he hopes his attacker will hear. >> a robber gets morning he bargained for. the clerk that wouldn't back down. what if the sweet stevia leaf was discovered... ...before the sugarcane.
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get out of the past. get fios. a bronx man is hoping police make an arrest after the random and unprovoked attack that left him badly hurt. jose martin did not know the extent of his injuries until he looked in a mirror. he was walking home monday night when a man pushed him to the ground and slashed his face several times. martin has more than 100
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he says he hopes the man turns himself in before someone else gets hurt. we learned overnight that a new case of ebola has been discovered in west africa. this comes one day after the world health organization said the ebola outbreak was over. the test done on a woman that died earlier this month in sierra leone came back positive for ebola. authorities are tracing anyone she came in contact with before going to the hospital. heart break for sell ledee i don't know and her husband -- celine dion. her husband passed away in las vegas. he was her manager for more than 30 years. they married in 1994. he stepped down as her manager in 2014 after his throat cancer return. he passed away at 73.
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these images are star explosions shining 20 times brighter than our entire galaxy. astronomers say it is the brightest super nova in human history spotted using a network of telescopes around the world. it's located about four billion light-years from earth in another galaxy. at its peak the super luminous nova is 570 billion times brighter than, get this, the sun. >> wow. bill evans, as a scientist, you are all into that. >> when i look at the work of your fingers, move, sky and stars, what is it that intrigues you about man. isn't it wonderful to look at. they are always in the same spot. you can see them as you get away from president city lights. we are looking at a northeast
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yesterday's high 38, right at normal for this time of year. today we will be well above that as we approach 50 degrees. lots of sun and milder. warming trend into the weekend. into saturday, too. milder with morning rain and sunshine mild in the afternoon. cold blast saturday night into sunday. it won't get above freezing on monday. get ready for that. heather, you are warned. i have told you. 31 north part and massapequa. these numbers should be in the 20s and so should these in the five boroughs. light wind mostly out of the northest. a -- northeast. on the radar and satellite together, no precipitation. clouds together back to the great lakes. rain down to the south around memphis, thank you very much. that will be coming our way as we get into the overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning.
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into the upper 30s to low 30s north and west. 40s this afternoon. could hit the low 50s about 3:00 down the jersey shore. then here comes the rain at midnight. temperatures are mild. i am watching the temperatures around monticello because as we go into these hours in the overnight hours, there might be freeze wearing that. you see the rain comes up the colder air, we could probably have issues where we get this colder air creating ice and rain mix if you are going to albany saturday morning. look at the afternoon. upper 40s to near 50. sunday will be cold with sunshine as the temperatures drop back to the 30s. rain from the south. this front pushes through saturday, saturday night. the second front comes through and that may give us flurries into monday. rain saturday morning then chilly on sunday. so, morning sunshine, clouds this afternoon, 49.
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periods of rain. patchy fog overnight. morning rain tomorrow. afternoon sunshine saturday. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. back to chilly on sunday as we could be looking at temperatures, real feel in the 20s and flurries on monday. not exactly all that mess. we will keep an eye on that. it will be cold next week. look at that. temperatures below normal. we warm up to a normal high by thursday. get ready for another cold shot. >> okay. >> finally some snow we are hoping. >> flurries. no real accumulating plowable snow on the way. >> certainly not biblical. >> nuisance, prowable, biblical. >> that's our rating system. >> we make it simple. >> yeah, we do. >> nuisance is fine. love it, fine.
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>> there is one doing traffic. >> but not a -- hey. wow. [ laughter ] >> love you. oh, stop it. subway service is on or close to schedule. fdr southbound side 71st to 63rd construction blocking two lanes. pulaski outbound or southbound at broadway construction. should be cleared away. as we know the inbound side of the pulaski is closed down because of a long-term construction. if you are going outbound at the holland tunnel, stick with the newark bay extension. morris avenue is closed both ways between springfield and route 24. this is between summit and springfield and this is a water main break. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," mortgage mess.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. what do you have, bill. >> let's take a look if you take a ferry over this morning. clear to partly cloudy skies. high clouds around this morning we are looking at a light wind. coming from staten island or jersey city or the hudson river. we got a nice ride. even if you are coming from port jeff back and forth from bridgeport, a northeast wind here. windchills not that harsh.
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weather and traffic every seven minutes. i said that you are a nuisance a moment ago. >> i did. >> i must apologize for that bad behavior. you are not a nuisance whatsoever. >> thank you very much. >> are we good now. >> we will see. >> until next break. fdr drive southbound from the 70s to the 60s we have construction. two lanes are closed down. major construction project will start around midnight tonight. inbound george washington bridge, the ramp to the southbound side of the harlem river drive will close down. harlem river drive to the ramp on the outbound side of the george washington bridge will have one lane open. this construction project will last 56 hours until monday at 8:00 a.m. mass transit is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a wild scene in the bronx. officers face to face with a man holding a gun. we will show you what happens next. >> plus, new fallout from the
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steep sell off at the opening bell. it comes one day after stocks posted big gains. one of the country's biggest banks is hit with a fine. >> kendis gibson and reena ninan have the business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, goldman sachss tentative deal with the government. >> the penalty is the largest in the company's history but less than what other big banks paid. >> chipotle taking a drastic step following food poisoning outbreaks. >> they will close all the stores for one day, february 8th to talk to employees about food safety. it will last several hours. you might soon be seeing a lot more of these driverless cars. the government plans to spend $4 billion to develop the technology. >> it's believed the cars could eventually eliminate most
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minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> you know, we got a great start to your weekend. we tough new yorkers, anyone who says anything bad about us, we just shake that off. let's keep going. temperatures around 35. a great morning. great day. nice start to the weekend. 31 around the meadowlands. 31 teaneck. a great start to the weekend. look at that mild sunshine by noontime. a few clouds this afternoon. it will be a temperature of 49 to 50 degrees. rain gets in here by midnight. that is rain, not snow. we will talk more about that. heather, today is my favorite ice cream day. day. >> that's the best. >> i will get you -- i will buy some for you today. an entire gallon. >> it will make up for the comment you made before. i didn't forget.
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to schedule. fdr 70s to 60s. construction, two lanes closed down. harlem river drive major construction project at midnight. the ramps to and from the george washington bridge, the southbound side will be closed down. northbound you will have closures as well. west side highway, a good alternate for the problem. northbound we have alternates for you as well. north to dyckman and then south on broadway to 179th and north to 155th, north on amsterdam. shirleen, over to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the search is on for a rapist accused of using an online dating site to find his victim. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is joining us live at the port authority bus where the dray? >> good morning, shirleen, the 28-year-old woman met her would be attacker on the popular dating web site e harmony.
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they arranged a meeting at the port authority bus terminal monday at 4:00. she says she came here because she thought it was a safe place, a public place with a lot of people. she says the man wanted her to immediately take her to a hotel. when she refused to do so, she said he told her he had a gun to her back. he then, she says, forced her into a tunnel underneath the bus terminal where he raped her. that victim then somehow managed to find her way to 41st street where she flagged down a firefighter and told him what happened. she was taken to the hospital to be treated. meanwhile, she has been cooperating with port authority police department to try to give police a better description of her suspect as well as show the area where she was raped. all we know about the 28-year- old victim, she is from out of town and she came here with the
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then going on a date somewhere here in midtown. now, police have a vague description of what he looks like but they are eager to get the word out about him because there are serious concerns that he may still be in the area and another victim. if you have any information on who this guy might be, give the police a call. live this morning in midtown, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. breaking news in japan. 14 people are dead and another 27 injured after a crash involving a ski tour bus. overnight the tour bus rammed through a guardrail and then slid part way down a mountain side. in all there were 41 people on board. police say the road was clear with no ice or snow. the bus company has a record of driver safety violations. it had a vehicle suspended two days ago. a funeral will be held for
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students killed in a bus crash in central america. 21-year-old daniella move son, a junior, was one of 30 volunteers in honduras working with columbia's medical brigade program. she and two others were killed wednesday when their bus crashed heading to the airport to come home. a suspected bank robber remains in serious condition this morning after being shot by a security guard. it happened at a chase bank last night in franklin square. police say the man announced he was going to rob the bank before pulling out a gun and pointing it at two security guards. he opened fire hitting the suspect. believe have not identified the suspect but we know he did undergo surgery last night and is expected to survive. four of the five suspects in the alleged gang rape in a brooklyn park have been released from custody. the d.a.'s office admitted that it could not meet today's deadline to secure indictments against the teens.
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says it is a step in the right direction in a case that has only proved to confuse investigators. >> i see an incredible amount of doubt and incredible amount of reason for the district attorney's office to look at this. >> the d.a.'s office will take the next 180 days to build its case at allowed by law. that will include dna evidence. the 5th suspect is being held on a prior charge. vote 2016 and now the gloves are off. republican presidential candidates facing off at last night's debate and ted cruz hurled harsh words at front- runner donald trump and pulled new yorkers into the feud. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson is live outside trump tower in midtown. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, shirleen. the iowa caucus is a few weeks away.
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pitch to win over the rural voters. that's why ted cruz had harsh words for what you are about to hear he called new york values. that prompted a strong response from donald trump, a side of the donald in this race we haven't seen until now. reporter: the simmering tensions between donald trump and ted cruz erupted into a head to head battle. the two leading candidates tore into each other first with trump raising the birr they are issue then making fun of cruz. what if he made cruz his vice presidential side kick only to face a legal challenge. >> if he beats the rest of the field. see, they don't like that. they don't like that. no, they don't like that he beats the rest of the field because they want me. >> reporter: cruz then slammed trump for what he called his new york values.
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the values in socially liberal, pro-abortion, pro gay marriage focused around the media. >> reporter: but trump fought back invoking how new yorkers came together after the world trade center fell. >> the people in new york fought and fought and fought. we saw more death and the smell of death. nobody understood it. it was with us for months, the smell, the air. we rebuilt downtown manhattan and everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved new york and new yorkers. i have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> reporter: last night donald trump called new yorkers loving, wonderful and amazing people after those comments from ted cruz. the reason those two are going at it is basically they are deadlocked in the critical
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a new national poll shows trump with a 13 point lead over senator cruz. those critical iowa caucuses coming up on february 1st. reporting live in midtown, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness >> thank you. stay with eyewitness news and primaries. "good morning america" picks up our coverage with a live report 7:00 a.m. you are never more than and traffic. let's check in with bill evans and the forecast. >> hey, hey, hey. let's look outside and see what is going on. we have clouds and going to have a little bit of high clouds around. temperatures this morning start out well above normal for this time of the year. temperatures starting out around 35 degrees and we will be looking at a normal high this time of the year 38. warm up to the north and west, temperatures 5 to 30 degrees up the hudson river valley.
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today a warm up, fast to 46 by noontime. near 50 this afternoon, 12 warmer than normal. then it gets cloudy ahead of rain. at the bus stop, kiddos, we have one missing in action. the other kiddos are there and the enforcer also. we will have a nice morning, about 38 degrees. then it will warm to near 50 this afternoon. they will be here this afternoon. >> yeah, of course. >> and probably this weekend. >> i will be eating strawberry ice cream. >> yes, you will. fdr drive looks like it's doing better earlier. earlier construction has been cleared away. let's go to the maps. subway service on or close to schedule. fdr south in the 60s. reports of a disabled vehicle. as you saw from that camera shot, it's not causing a major delay at this point. the other mass transit is doing fine. our street cleaning rules are in effect today.
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>> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," in the right place at the right time a group of nypd officers on the road in pennsylvania spring into action in the midst of an emergency. you're unpacking already? yeah, help me find some mugs. sure. (beep) hey... o.k. they'll do. wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place.
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check out the dramatic video of an arrest in the bronx. watch as an armed suspect drops his gun. that is when two officers swoop in with their guns drawn. this happened in morris heights. the officers saw the man fire the gun before they arrested him. new this morning, three new york city police officers become heros hundreds of miles from home. the trio saved a woman's life on a snowy road in pennsylvania. the rescue happened less than 24 hours ago on interstate 80 near the ohio border. the officers saved an elderly woman in a wheelchair trapped inside an overturned ambulette. one cut her free. the other administered first aid. >> incredible rescue there. bill evans insurance joining us with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go.
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looking out -- where are we looking out here. >> that is the van wyck expressway north and south and then going across your screen, that is the grand central parkway. >> awesome. >> the kew gardens interchange. >> could you show me that again because i didn't catch that. >> in case you are wondering -- it went away. forget it. i want my strawberry ice cream so you know. >> midtown manhattan, temperatures of 35 degrees. humidity 61%. heather, the lights are on at wollman rink. they are ice skating this morning and down to the plaza hotel. looking good at midtown. normal high 38 degrees. we were at 38 yesterday. today 48 to 50. much warmer today. sun up at 7:18. a gorgeous sunrise in a little while, an hour and 45 minutes. 30 up to the north. calm winds to a light wind here.
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worry about. nice start to the day. beautiful sunrise. a few clouds will come across to the south. the upper level winds are coming from the southwest. it will warm things up fast. by 10:00 it's 40. this afternoon upper 40s. about 4:00. rain comes in at midnight working through the area. monticello. you are here in sullivan, orange, ulster, you can have a mix-up to columbia county and binghamton traveling that way. by afternoon, the rain is gone. we will have ourselves beautiful weather saturday afternoon but it will get cold. after school, kiddos, what a great day it is. nearly 50 degrees. it will be nice and sunny. clouds come in this afternoon. tonight periods of rain, patchy fog. rain tomorrow morning gone by noontime. sunshine in the afternoon. sunday it's back to chilly
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winds make it feel like the 20s. next week it's cold. cold air in place. we will have snow opportunities toward the end of january. the cold air will be in place. we have to see what happens. >> january, february, march, those are the noticeyest days. >> the best is yet to come. 78 traveling through summit, new jersey, not a bad ride for you on 78. let's go to the maps and talk about what is going on in summit. morris avenue is closed both ways between mountain and say year street. this is a big deal. this is near overlook hospital. in addition you have the middle school over here. if you are going to overlook, if you work there or need to visit somebody or get somebody there, this is something to think about, morris avenue closed down.
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huge harlem river drive construction beginning at midnight. go to my minute page and -- facebook and twitter page and hear about it. a beauty queen scandal. why miss washington is giving up her crown.
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school buses to wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone,
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get out of the past. get fios. the fate of new york city's carriage horses and livelihood of the owners and drivers could be soon decided. the city is close to moving ahead with plans to substantially reduce the number of horses and give them a permanent new home in central park. mayor de blasio wanted to do
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opposition put an end to the idea. the new plan doesn't have everyone's support. >> it's illegal to give away public park land. on top of that, they want the public to pay for the facility. >> carriage drivers say they are trying to reach a fair feel and any agreement would still have to be approved by the city council. this morning we are getting a look at a piece of technology that could save a student's life. it's called the student detection system or sds. it's being tested on new jersey school buses. outside sensors can detect any movement or obstacles within 10 feet of the vehicle. if there is a problem, a signal is sent to a palm size screen next to the driver. >> this will be another sound that we will get used to that look. >> in seven years half the state of new jersey will have these sensors.
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considering a law requiring all new buses to be equipped with the sensors. still ahead this morning, actor neil patrick harris speaks out about an unusual theft at his home. >> meteorologist bill evans
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on "eyewitness news this morning." clear to partly cloudy skies as we look from our camera in brooklyn to wall street. temperatures are 23 to the north. 32 bridgeport to islip. 31 newark here. the next seven hours we see the temperature rising fast to 45 by noontime. we will have a lot of sunshine. getting into the afternoon with a few clouds and a temperature near 50 degrees today. it will feel nice with a southeast wind. tonight the winds go northerly and rain comes in at midnight.
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transit times. everything is on or close to schedule. if you need to get to overlook hospital in summit, morris is closed both ways between mountain and sayer. the middle school is there as well. we have a major construction project inbound george washington bridge ramps to the southbound side of the harlem river drive will close. northbound ramp to the outbound side will have one lane open. this project will last until 8:00 a.m. monday. we have alternates. i just put them on my facebook and twitter page. we have street cleaning rules in effect. shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. police say they caught the thief that targeted the harlem home of actor neil patrick harris. police say the suspect stole an outdoor bench worth $500 from the front of his 5th avenue brownstone.
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and found the suspect trying to sell it. darien humphries is charged with possession of stolen property. the actor is taking it in stride. it was originally reported that his butler recognized the bench. harris tweeted i love that my inexpensive bench was worth stealing and i have a butler. a beauty quip is stepping down after it was reported that driving. >> stormy keffler gave up the night. she was arrested in april for drunk driving and pled guilty. she said she accidentally failed to let pageant officials know about the incident. she was sentenced five days october.
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side of the story in an exclusive interview with "good morning america." the owner of a health care center in southern california wants to give back to one of his nurses after she did not win the powerball. but for two hours, the woman thought she was one of the winners of wednesday's historic jackpot. she told her coworkers she won after her son text her saying she had the winning ticket. it turns out it was a hoax. the woman stayed at work and continued her shift thinking she was going home rich. >> this was a prank done by her son, i think it's detestable. i guess i will give him the benefit of the doubt in wanting to make his mom happy for an hour or so. >> yikes. >> the nurse's ticket was purchased by her boss that gave out 18,000 tickets to patients and employees.
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all expense paid vacation after the prank got her hopes up. closing in on 6:00. learn overnight about a vicious al tack on a woman. she said she was raped at gunpoint inside a busy bus terminal. we are live with the details on where the suspect met the
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