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moment that shocked the iranian prison guards. and good afternoon to you, i'm elizabeth liz cho. >> and i'm david novarro. >> the sun was no match for this cold air. and this sign in hackensack tells part of the story, 26 degrees but the wind, yeah, it made it feel a lot colder at times. >> oh t sure d and as we look forward to -- oh, it sure did and as we look forward to a weekend that could bring a snowstorm, suffolk county is taking no chances, prepping with salt. michelle charlesworth has more on the people struggling to get warm and the preparationings, but we're going to begin with meteorologist lee goldberg outside our studios and he is getting ready for more cold and potential snow. lee. >> that's right, liz and david, second day of the bitter blast. second and final day of this frigid weather which is great news. it seems worse today. winds are gusty.
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harder to take. it looks plenty sunny out the window. thanks for nothing. we have stayed below freezing all day begin. 28 degrees. feels like reading at 4:00 is actually up to 19. that's a little less harsh than earlier in the day. still feels like subzero when you go to monticello and single digit windchills as we go into the first part of the evening. look at the wind gusts, a little over 40 miles per hour in places. that is a howling, cutting wind out there that won't back off until later tonight. we have a wind advisory for western alster county. and that will go into the evening hours. windchills will dip into the single digits. it might feel a little better, marginally, but a little better on the road to recovery by sunrise tomorrow, and certainly in the afternoon hours tomorrow, not as harsh as we start to climb out of the icebox. okay, this is probably what you want to know, what's going on with the storm threat. well, the key building block for this storm has now come ashore. it's coming ashore right now, and that's a critical time in
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we go from fantasy forecasting to reality with this, as this storm comes inland and 48 hours from now, we'll be watching snow and rain break out across the deep south. what does it do after that. if it takes a track off the virginia coast and hugs the jersey shore, we get belted with snow. just to the south, we get less snow. both scenarios are on the table based on the information we have looked at this afternoon. here's what you need to know, the bitter wind backs off later tonight. it's not as harsh by tomorrow afternoon and we're tranquil, and we need the quiet time. a major storm is possible to start the weekend. even at this stage, closer to the storm, words like possible and potential have to be used, especially based on late information. i will start to scratch the surface and potential accumulation amounts in our main weather 7 and give you an idea where we're leaning at this point. david, liz, back to you for now.
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let's turn to eyewitness news reporter michelle charlesworth, she's in rockville center with ways people are doing whatever they can to stay warm. michelle. >> and what i want to tell you about is help for people who don't have enough money to pay for their heating bills. this is a program called project warmth and if you live on long island getting it, getting that kind of help is as easy as calling 211 for people who fall through the gaps who are between the lower, middle class and the working poor. >> boiling water is one way rochelle nelson keeps her house warm. she has three kids and a husband. she also basic while using the oven to warm up her north bellmore home. >> i try to keep the house up with water on top to keep the house moist. >> michelle keeps the house at 62 degrees, and keeps everyone in sweats to stay warm. without project warmth, she says, this house would be freezing. here is what's so sobering,
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responsible. they have full-time jury box. she also -- jobs, they also go to school. they're so careful but cannot pay the bills. >> we're a married family with three children. we both work full-time. i go to school at night, and we just don't have enough money to pay all the bills. >> reporter: in rockville center people lined up to get help paying their heating bills. this year, 1400 families are getting aid from project warmth through the united way, national grid and the hispanic brotherhood. those 1400 families include 1500 kids. the heat goes to the homes and the bills go to project warmth. >> this program attempts to help people whose incomes near and around 40, $50,000 a year. many people struggling in this region. >> it just helped to allow us to make our mortgage payment in full and not have to worry about our three children worrying about whether they were going to be sleeping in slumber bags along with extra pairs of socks because we didn't have an oil delivery that month.
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for people who want to get in touch with project warmth, see if they qualify, again call 211. we're live in rockville center tonight, michelle charlesworth, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, michelle. all eyes will be on the forecast this weekend. you can track the cold and the potential storm on our accu track weather alert app. it's free to download. search abc7ny in the apple app or google play store. police in new jersey are investigating bomb threats that prompted evacuations at several schools. we now know that ten school districts were impacted today, and now we're learning more about where those calls came from. new jersey reporter anthony johnson is in bergen county with the details. anthony. >> dave and liz, let me just tell you, all around bergen county, 8 different school districts, it was a very disruptive, unsettling, unnerving day for thousands of students, including here at
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we had an opportunity to talk to some students as they were arriving back in school after all of the bomb threats were checked and investigated. they were allowed back in, and i have to tell you, parents and students are all on edge. the threatening calls that shook up schools here in ten new jersey districts were all robotic and routed out of bakersfield, california. some schools evacuated sunts. others were on lock down, and students were sheltered in place. the calls mentioned bombs in schools and some amassed shooting once police arrived. the alerts left many petrified. >> i thought they were going to come here and bomb my school, and it's my last year, and i last year. >> good morning, this is an public schools. teaneck high school has received a threat and is being evacuated. once the building has been cleared, students will return to class. >> reporter: students were evacuated from teaneck high school.
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protocol for such a threat. most calls came in overnight. in garfield, every school in the district received a threatening call. >> we deployed an officer to not multiple. we worked in conjunction with the school security and offered to lock down the schools at that point and secure them. so we had a chance to get the bomb detection dogs there. >> reporter: the fbi has volunteered to assist in the investigation since the threat included delaware, massachusetts, maryland, pennsylvania, and new jersey. >> it was just scary. everyone was joking around about it, taking it lightly. it was scary to have it in your face, and thankfully no one got hurt. i just now fair lawn. >> and we had a late word that conveyorville, the school system, their district also received a bomb threat. that's the latest live from
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news. a u.s. marine is heading home to america after spending years as a prisoner in iran. amir heck -- hekmati spent 4 1/2 years. and is expressing his relief for finally being free again. >> i feel extrel ado en todos apoyan delthroughout this time. >> hekmati says he and fellow prisoners weren't able to relax el
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groped and sexually abused a 22- year-old patient after incapacitating her with a dose ice que last september. mount sinai released a statement saying quote the physician ha provided care to patients at mount sinai since the investigation began. police have charged two teenagers who are accused of trying to ron an off duty nypd sergeant in the bronx. investigators say the sergeant shot one of the teens during the robbery attempt. 18-year-old michael monsoratt is in the hospital and facing several charges. 17-year-old lucas javier also is charged. a third suspect is still on the run. police say they were armed with a gun and two knives. police hope new video will help track down the man who slashed a social worker in the
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suspect walking down the street. he's accused of slashing anthony christopher smith in the face. smith needed 150 stitches to close that gash. the doctors also had to do a nerve graft during 8 hours of surgery. the supreme court says it will consider a legal challenge to president obama's executive actions on immigration. the president wanted to allow certain undocumented immigrants to apply to work in the u.s., but lower federal courts blocked implementation due to a challenge brought by 26 states. the justices will hear arguments in april. a mixed day for stocks on wall street, the market struggled to rebound from a series of costly trading sessionings session -- sessions last week. the volatile cost of crude oil is fueling concern among investors. here's a live look at the big board. the dow rose 27 points, nearly 28 to close at 16016.
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it's 4:13 now, time to check roads on this tuesday. a live look at the long island expressway. this is at casino boulevard, and there's some traffic in the
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at the hudson river crossings, there are 15 minute delays outbound at the lincoln and holland tunnels. westbound long island railroad service suspended from jamaica to penn station, and we'll keep you posted on that. an emotional day in court in a west chester courtroom after a mother pleaded guilty until the death of her 6-year- old daughter. kathleen dimes pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide. her daughter lacy carr was found iver medication. the judge promised dimes would get five years probation when she was sentenced. the prosecutionmented jail time. -- prosecution wanted jail time. the white house and the health and human services to coordinate the response to the water crisis in flint, michigan. president obama expected to
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the governor of michigan will devote most of the state of the state speech to laying out a plan for dealing with the corrosive water. in the meantime, new class action lawsuits have been filed by the victims. >> we seek damages on behalf of a class of people which means everybody will get a chance to have their damages evaluated separately and independently. they have all been victimized by these unconstitutional actions of these public officials. the presidentenned a federal -- issued a federal emergency declaration allowing the city to get $5 million in aid. a special treat for sky watchers, for the first time in more than ten years, you'll see five planets together in the predawn sky. mercury, venus, saturn mars, and jupiter will be visible before sunrise, and the show will continue through february 20th february 20th. the question is will it be cloudy or will it be clear enough for us to see them all, lee. >> it will be clear.
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>> that's good news. >> you said it's the predawn hours tomorrow. >> yes. >> february 20th. >> we're in good shape. >> on jupiter, minus 224 degrees in that area. can you top that. >> i cannot top that for once. how about you. wow. i wouldn't have been able to guess that. i'm actually kind of toasty with the long johns today. >> you got to dress for success, that's the only way to deal with this. >> they're keeping the chicken legs nice and warm today. this is all good. loving it. i'm a little toasty inside. that's what you have to do in weather like this. it's pretty brutal. i'm looking forward to 24 hours from now when it's not as harsh. we have clear skies, a few patchy clouds around, that's about it. we're at 28 degrees. a northwest wind, 9, is still gusting to 25. but over 35 in spots and another day below freezing. season. we see the average high is 38, which we actually make a run at tomorrow.
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right now, 29 in nor norwalk. west orange, 30 degrees. 27 in belmar. nice to see a 30 out there. windchills 0. monticello, single digits, we'll feel that into the early evening hours, and the winds will start to back off later tonight. if you look off to the west, high pressure is beginning to move in, and near and south of that high, it's in the 20s and 30s, and we get there tomorrow. here's a planner for overnight, mainly clear. the wind are still up through at least the first half if not 3/4 of the night. by tomorrow morning, a 7 to 14 miles per hour wind but that's not as bad. 25 still feels like teens and noontime, partial sunshine, 32. you'll notice clouds increasing during the afternoon hours. patchy clouds filling in separate north. a few over suffolk county near fort jeff. you see on the western side of the high, there's an area of snow near st. louis. most of that is going to dive to our south and offshore. i wouldn't be surprised to see
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tomorrow night. there's the foundation for the winter storm. it's not all the rain near portland, it's the spin in the clouds still sitting offshore. this is in the process of coming on shore. we like the idea of this diving down through the rockies, into the gulf of mexico or near the gulf of mexico, picking up moisture and then heading toward the mid atlantic. now, in terms of the storm track, i think mixing is not going to be a big problem, maybe the coast gets into the mixing, some of the later offshore. what you'll notice is the white, the potential accumulating snow. there is a sharp cutoff. we're not too far from that, so it may be big snows, but maybe they don't extend as far inland, depending on that track. this is what i mean in terms of starting to scratch the surface in terms of accumulation amounts. i want to start from bottom to top. a complete miss up to 3 inches, putting in a one to five shot. that's unlikely, though the percentage could be higher in the northern suburbs where a miss could be a little bit
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the remaining 80% is in accumulating snow. we're stressing accumulating snow is likely with the highest in the 6 to 12-inch amounts. we have a one in five shot of over a foot of snow. to give you a little history on this, when i had the numbers in my mind, i had higher percentages in the 6 to 12 and 12 to 18. though the amounts are higher, they're trending down based on some of the new information we looked at. that's where we stand, and that sort of initial thinking of the storm right now. ten tonight. less wind later on. i'll get to timing in a moment. sun gives way to clouds. not as harsh during the afternoon hours, and tomorrow night, flurries are possible under mostly cloudy skies. coming up at 4:30, on that thursday map, a couple flurries early, a chilly breeze is starting to come back, and more importantly, getting into the weekend storm timing. more and more confidence in your friday daylight hours into early evening look okay. the first flakes would probably wait until friday night, if not
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this is something that could maybe impact a little bit more of the weekend, even into part of sunday morning. it's something we'll talk more about in the next half hour. i know that was a lot to digest. get all your questions ready, i'll be happy to answer them in the next half hour. >> at least it sounds like it's going to it had over the weekend versus during the week. >> i think we're just going to squeeze in that friday evening commute. >> okay. >> we're writing down questions. come on in. thanks lee. a trial in the case of an officer who was killed, struck and killed by a car. but the man on trial is not the driver who hit the officer. we'll explain why he is being blamed. up next, new reaction to the oscar controversy, one day after jada pinkett smith called for a boycott, one of her husband's former costars, has an entirely different take on it. can you solve the clue that
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to boycott. janet human human -- huber who played aunt viv was upset with the hollywood couple. >> you need to get over yourself, you have a huge production company that you produce your friends, your family and yourself so you are a part of hollywood. you are a part of the system that is unfair to other actors. so get real. >> well, well, with el, we're going to tell you what reverend al sharpton is doing to combat the lack of diversity. now to entertainment news, marvel fans are waiting for agent of shield to return from winter break, another character is returning to tv, marvel's agent carter is back, and tonight the show makes a big move to annapolis. >> her character is part of the marvel universe for sure. agent carter is no superhero, she's justs a tenacious and determined.
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promises a second season that is bolder, brighter, smarter and funnier. her great love was captain america, but this season, agent carter has moved on. >> she find herself in a love triangle between daniel sousa, who we know from season one, there was a chemistry there, and a new person who comes into her life, a very dashing scientist. hailey atwell plays the lead, reggie austin, the scientist. >> i grew up collecting marvel comic books, so the fact that i get to be a part of that universe is till to this day crazy to me. >> atwell has played agent peggy carter in two feature films. >> i'm just getting started. >> she begins her second season in prime time with less need to prove herself. >> she just wants the opportunity to get the work done, and she has to fight very hard these what she considers
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>> it's the 1940s in los angeles. speaking of hobbies, the british actress was surprised to receive homemade gifts from fans of agent carter, some with quotationings from her -- quotations from her determined character. >> saying things like i can on bracelets and jewelry, and cross stitching patterns, and you know, journal covers and little dolls. >> sent by women who were inspired. >> ready for another adventure, ms. carter. >> and the show agent carter works for a brilliant inventor, stark. played in the movies by robert downy jr. learn more about all of this tonight right here when prime time begins with marvel's captain america, 75 heroic years at 8:00, followed by the two-hour season premier of marvels, agent carter at nine, and then eyewitness news. i like the period stuff,
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>> very much so. >> looking forward to it. a difficult question coupled with some bad bets made for a unique result on jeopardy last night. take a look. >> we have three players finishing with no money. and what that means ladies and gentlemen is tomorrow we will have no returning champion. we will introduce three new players to jeopardy. so sorry folks, see you tomorrow. >> wow. when was the last time that happened. that's the question right there that stumped everyone. the category was state capitols and contestants were asked to name the city where there was a major event in 1957 and that same city is home to a presidential library. any guesses. >> i see it now. actually, i get it now. little rock. for the little rock 9, the integration of the students in the school, the civil rights
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>> if only we were there last night on jeopardy. >> i hadn't decided yet. life series. coming up, jamie foxx, yes, that jamie foxx jumped into action to save a man involved in a fiery crash. and two years after the mayor's vision zero plan went into effect, how much safer are new york city streets. we're going to take a look. he wasn't behind the wheel at the time so why is a man on trial for the death of a police officer who was killed by a drunk driver. and there's some good news for people who use the lirr this afternoon.
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now, new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:31 and we have an accuweather alert in effect. dangerously cold. this is tracking our first big wasn't storm o. season. >> meteorologist leigh -- of the southbound. >> meteorologist leigh -- of the season. lee goldberg is in the weather center.
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overpasses, 28 feels like 19. i say that because of the gusty winds that were over 40 in spots. it's still kind of bad overnight, although the winds start to ease tomorrow morning. you'll notice that it's not as harsh as we go into the afternoon hours. monitoring the cold until late tonight. not as harsh tomorrow afternoon. tranquil before we track the approach of the storm. david, liz, back to you. you can get accuweather forecast anytime, download our accu track weather app. it's free. search abc7ny in the storm. a man is on trial for the death of a police officer. james riley was not behind the wheel but still facing charges after nassau county police officer was killed on the long island expressway. it is a case being closely watched. >> long island reporter kristin
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>> reporter: a judge dismissed charges against james ryan saying he was not the driver that killed the police officer. a judge ruled the trial should go forward, that there was evidence to prove that ryan was at fault here for causing that chain reaction crash. defense attorneys acknowledge that ryan had been drinking that night back in october 2012. l.i.e. around exit 34 when he hit one car which caused a chain reaction crash. jurors today heard from the driver of the first car that ryan hit and saw video of the accident scene. nassau county police joseph olivari was responding to all these accidents, walking across the l.i.e. when he was hit by a different car. ryan's attorneys argue that driver is at fault, not ryan, they say prosecutors are simply blaming the wrong person. >> our feeling is that the authorities jumped to conclusions, blamed the only
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could blame, which is james ryan because there had been evidence of his not necessarily intoxication, but drinking and once alcohol was involved in this, it's our view that that blinded the view of who was really responsible for what happened here. >> reporter: of course prosecutors say if ryan hadn't been drinking and driving, none of this would have happened. he's facing charges of vehicular homicide. coming up on eyewitness news at six, you'll hear from the nassau county pba president and his reaction to this case. i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, well, the new york city housing authority says it has completed a major injury hauling of the closed circuit television system and 13 developments. $18million of city and state funding was spent on the cct system. cameras have been placed in areas like building entrances, elevators and equipment rooms. footage can be accessed by the
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reported. >> feeling safe and secure is the right of everyone no matter your zip code. yet for too many residents, that is not the case. today we are here to recognize a significant step forward towards that vision of safe, clean and connected. >> electronic locks and readers will be installed to control access to buildings. guests will need to dial a phone number provided to the resident they plan to visit in order to gain entry into a building. two years after adopting the vision 0 program, mayor de blasio's aggressive approach to reducing deaths on new york city streets appears to be paying off. the mayor announced today that 2015 was officially the safest year on record on city streets. the 231 traffic fatalities and 134 pedestrian deaths were both historic lows. >> every time an officer pulls over a driver, every time a summons is given, it's a reminder that this change is
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>> the mayor also announced $115 million in funding for 2016 for plans to calm traffic is his word, crack down on dangerous driving, and make hazardous left turns safer. a shocking story in massachusetts, a teenager accused of taunting her boyfriend to commit suicide. but the lawyer for the suspect, michelle carter, is trying to get the involuntary manslaughter charges dropped. >> reporter: massachusetts teenager, michelle carter is one step closer to standing trial, accused of convincing her 18-year-old boyfriend to commit suicide. prosecutors arguing carter, now 18 drove conrad roy to kill himself by encouraging him in dozens of text messages. >> she goes back, when are you going to do it. stop ignoring the question, question mark, question mark, question mark, you can't keep
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>> roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning, in july 2014 after locking himself inside his truck in this kmart parking lot. at the time, prosecutors say he was on the phone with carter for 47 minutes at one point telling her he was getting out of the truck because he feared it wasn't working. >> he was scared. she told him to get back in the car. >> and just days before, in a text message, carter writing don't be scared you're finally going to be happy in heaven. >> it's inconceivable, i just don't understand how somebody could do that, to encourage someone they claim to love. >> reporter: according to court documents, roy had attempted suicide and had been hospitalized before he had even met carter. and in one text message, two weeks before his suicide, his own life. i can't get better, i already made my decision. the defense now trying for a
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involuntary manslaughter charge dropped. >> he has in fact brainwashed her to the point where she's now accepting his idea of this is my only option. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, the defense says michelle's communications were by no means threatening and that roy made his own conscious decision to take his own life, adding this is a tragedy, not a crime. lori stokes, channel 7 eyewitness news. coming up, a health question that hits home. who's healthier, someone with a partner or someone who is single. we'll have the answer. and a 911 dispatcher under fire, wait until you hear what that dispatcher was doing instead of anxiousing a call for help -- answering a call for help. a widow's battle with
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a 911 dispatcher in florida reprimanded for ignoring a call. >> let me have one slice of cheese pizza. let me have a lunch special. >> yeah, she was spending 8
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order for her and her coworkers. meanwhile, calls from a doctors office to report that a patient was suffering a seizure went unanswered. >> they called from their office, no answer. again, no answer. other people tried calling and nobody picked up. >> well, broward sheriff's office says the dispatcher violated policy, and was disciplined. fortunately, the man who suffered the seizure is expected to be justified. in health news, the micro technology that could allow doctors to internally monitor a patient's vitals. implanting sensors near the brain overrates, the -- of rats, sending data about pressure and temperature to the computer. they are about the size of a grain of rice. scientists hope such chips will replace the sensors. a new study found the key to living a healthy lifestyle
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researchers at the university of college of londonized 4000 married and cohabitating couples. 48% were able to quit if their partners did. about 66% of men and women exercised regularly with their partners and 24% stuck with it on their own. partners make a difference. one, two, three, four, five, six, and the password remained the most popular stolen computer passwords. slash data, a security applications company reviewed a list of millions of stolen passwords made public over the year. this year's list included a variety of star wars themed passwords, including star wars, solo, and princess. >> we do this story every year, and those numbers and password always on the top of the list. >> are they not listening to us, are they not. still to come on eyewitness news first at four, actor jamie foxx jumps into action to save a man involved in a fiery
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and a stranger comes together, lots of them, to help make a little boy's dream come true. trends coming up next. we'll take you back outside and look at the beautiful sunset. but here's, the butt, our first major winter storm could be coming later this week.
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call for more, now. the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to support sensible and fair learning standards that help every child -- in every neighborhood -- succeed. tiffany and company says it is cutting jobs after a
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the luxury jeweler says it expects 2015 profits to be down by 10%, and expecting minimal growth in 2016. shrinking sales on challenging and not knowing how many jobs will be cut, but tiffany says the layoffs will impact a range of johns and functions -- jobs and functions. jamie foxx is proving to be a real life hero. the academy award winner helped pull a driver from a burning vehicle in los angeles. the 32-year-old man was driving at a high rate of speed when his car flipped over and suddenly burst into flames. fox and another witness managed to break a window and cut the man out of his seat belt and then pull him to safety. that's remarkable. >> i always liked jamie foxx. funny and heroic. >> and now you like him more. >> a little bit more. >> let me ask you this, do you have your long johns on, and
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>> tmi. >> he brought it up outside, so now i'm just, you know. >> if you have to be outside for a while, it does the job. usually reserved if r skiing -- for skiing, but does pretty well. their exact language, an outlook, the winter storm potential with a 30 to 49 chance of occurrence. not exactly, you know, the strongest statement of confidence saying 30 to near 50%. it gives an idea, so much from the storm and model consensus, so far out, does not mean it's a lock, and that's what we're assessing, as the storm moves to the pacific most. a gorgeous looking sunset. northwest wind, 9 to 25, the windchills remain in the teens,
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like -- sing the digits, feeling like teens for the most part. tomorrow morning, about 7 to 15, 7 to 14 miles an hour. you'll notice clouds including during the day, with a wind at f to 12, it's -- 6 to 12, it's not 0 but much more than the gusts we have seen told. despite the fact the clouds are increasing in the afternoon. a couple clouds were diving over suffolk county. our trend will be to clear out. these are sustained numbers, so that's happening a lot of time, and then the shades of color here are the wind gusts and look how they back off later tonight. that's not this evening. still very blustery early on. and then things improve. >> clouds increase to the west, valley. it has a patch of snow, likely to head through the virginias and probably off the coast. it's just a little concern that a couple snow showers or flurries are able to spray up into our area. i wouldn't be surprised to see a few tomorrow night. 48 hours from now, around that, you're going to see a storm
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centered over arkansas, snow breaking out, kansas and nebraska into missouri. what happens after that? well snow starts to climb up the appalachians, any plans to go to the south whether it be down to dc or the carolinas, travel delays begin on friday afternoon. what happens after that, that is the key to our forecast. let's address it in the 7-day. first of all, after tomorrow, where we're not as harsh. a little brisk and windy on thursday. clouds have taken the snow out of the daytime forecast on friday, and then we look at saturday as the storm slides to the south and east. how far south. where we have the major storm you're talking big time travel delays, coastal flooding, and strong coastal winds, the northern edge of the accumulating snow is awfully close to our area. are we guaranteed the jackpot amounts, no, but accumulating snow is likely, and we'll have more on that at 5:00. unfortunately, liz and david, sometimes with these storms,
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range, and you get more questions than answers, you get closer. we're put into neutral before we're going to know more. >> okay. that's fine. we hope you keep tweaking and the amounts go down. >> you know i will. >> and by the way, the snow actually made the trend and we'll get to that in a minute. here's what's trending on tuesday. the music industry turning to social media to express sadness over the passing of glenn frey, don henley, frey's band mate and friend, released a statement, he wrote, glenn wases one who -- was the one who started it all, he was the spark plug, the man who started it all. legendary song writer carol king tweeting, rest in peace, glenn frey. some of the tweets were lost for a time after a brief outage affected users all over the world. for a few hours people attempt to go use the social media site got a warning message that says the network was over its
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everything back up and running now. >> think of all the stuff that people got done instead. >> exactly. >> the panic is over, they're back to doing nothing. thanks to social media, sometimes it works out in a great way. an 8-year-old boy with terminal cancer had his wish come true to become famous in china. darrion murray's parents spread the word of the boy's final wish, and people responded under the hash tag, d strong, a photographer hoped to get a few hundred people to show up, spelling out the hash tag on the beach. instead, look, more than 2500 people turned up and it allowed this boy to have his dream of being famous come to life. just so sweet. and from sweet, we turn to silly. social media going viral crazy over adam driver, but not just because he is the coolest bad guy in the new star wars movies but because some think their cat looks just like him. and this is a hash tag surrounding this. i'm sorry, adam, but it's everything. this picture from the spca, do you see any?
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you that. maybe more like yoda. adam drivers having a lot of fun at his expense. i told you about the snow, as we brace for the possibility of a big storm friday into saturday, a father's description of snow to his daughter, explaining it to her for the first time is just perfect because she had never seen it, and the dad's explanation as far as this laughable. snowfalls from the sky. >> [ laughing ] >> and it blankets everything. it covers it completely. >> [ laughing ] >> no way, no way. dad, you got to cut it out. this is ridiculous, this snow thing you're talking about. >> dad, you're a sultry guy. that's the best laugh in the whole world. what do you mean snow. ha, ha, ha, kids check out the trend online.
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trend ideas. >> my kids used to laugh at me like that. >> i loved her massive bowl of cereal, too. so cute. it is just so cute. all right. coming up next on eyewitness news first at four, a widow's
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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, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past. get fios. it was one of the last things you'd want to be dealing with after losing someone you love. >> a widow from canada wanted the password to her late husband's ipad but apple wouldn't release it without a lauren glassberg has the story. >> reporter: peggy bush had a lot to deal with after her husband died. the 72-year-old didn't think the most getting a password. >> i could get pensions, i could get benefits, i could get all kinds of things. but from apple, i couldn't even get a silly little password? it just seemed nonsense. >> reporter: the couple had an
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didn't know the apple id password. >> it never crossed my mind. >> reporter: when her card game stopped working she needed the password. >> i just called apple saying what do we do about this. >> reporter: after many phone calls and giving apple the serial numbers, her father's will, and a notarized death certificate, she said she finally got an answer. >> you need a court order. you need to go to court to do that. i said that was ridiculous. all i want to do is download a card game for my mother on the ipad. i don't want to have to go to court in order to do that. >> reporter: after a canadian news organization contacted apple, it called donna bush saying there was a misunderstanding and offered help without a court order. apple won't talk about its policy. state lawyer specializes in assets. >> more and more people are
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and it's going to become a greater and greater portion of one's estate. >> reporter: experts say wills should have to deal with digital assets and where to find passwords but not the passwords themselves. lauren glassberg, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> something to think about. still more news ahead. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 begins right now. a doctor in handcuffs accused of molesting two patients in his care. tonight the serious allegations revealed. >> plus nearly a dozen schools in our area evacuated because of a bomb threat causing frantic moments for students and parents. and we've learned other schools in other states were also targeted. good evening, i'm sade baderinwa. >> and i'm diana williams. more on those stories in a moment. we begin with the weather. we know it's cold outside. what we don't know for sure right now is how big a snowstorm we're
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it is an accuweather alert day. a lot of people already out buying shovels and salt for the first time this season. >> today the goal was of course bundling up as best as you could and hurrying to where you had to go. not possible when you're the mail carrier. more than 100 homeless people also were taken off new york city streets overnight, the mayor urging people to call 311 if they see someone they're worried about. >> we have two reports on the cold beginning with meteorologist lee goldberg who's outside our studios on the upper west side. >> at least we're in the home stretch of this frigid stretch. this is the second and final day. it's bitterly cold outside this evening. it will stay that way through the overnight and things will ease a little bit and we'll get a chance to turn our attention to that impending storm. meanwhile you have this fantastic sunset. but sun was no help today. 28 degrees our temperature at 5:00. wind chill is at 19 in new york city. not as bad as it was earlier in the day. we have single digit wind
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