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america this morning. developing at 4:30, a deadly hit and run in brooklyn. a man riding his bike is struck and killed. new surveillance video of the truck police are looking for. >> firefighters battle flames in new jersey. more than a dozen people have been displaced. get a look outside and a bit of the break in the brutal cold.
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snowstorm that could be heading our way. >> did you say a snowstorm? >> i did. >> i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. halfway there, january the 20th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> the calm before the storm. a major winter storm is still on the table. the timing has changed a little bit. it looks like it will begin late friday night at the earliest. temperature in the city, 28 degrees. not as harsh as it was 24 hours ago this time yesterday morning. 30 laguardia. 26 white plains. temperatures in the low 20s well north and west and well south. toms river at 21. compared to yesterday, windchills are not as bad. feels like 23 in the park. 11 down the shore in belmar. a little system will spread clouds in here but not snowstorm later on. there is the storm that will
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over the weekend moving into the rocky mountains. this will dip to the south and east then up the northeast coast. 35 by noontime. clouds generally increase during the course of the day and the wind decreases at the same time. not as harsh. many details on the impending winter storm. right now over to debbie duhaime who is with a look at the commute. reports of a car fire 287 northbound. we will keep an eye on that for you. subways, heading over to the n train, no service queensboro plaza to time's square due to ongoing maintenance. okay at the hudson river crossings. let's go outside. a look at 1 and 9 up to route 7 in jersey city. moving okay but watch for construction. alternate side in effect.
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>> d bi driver can be seen leaving the area after the accident happened. there were several eyewitnesses that ran over to the victim who has been identified as ring con ma. they tried desperately to save his life. >> he was confused on the floor bleeding from his head. a lot of people him. i know that somebody take a picture and i'm pretty sure
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>> reporter: if you have any information on who the truck driver maybe, give the police a call. live in sheepshead bay, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. also new this morning a mother is dead and her 15-year- old daughter is injured after they were hit by a car in long island. it happened in manhasset. the driver stayed at the scene. police identify the 48-year-old mother as jen lin of flushing. lin's daughter suffered nonlife- threatening injuries. we have breaking news on a new terror attack. the pakistani taliban taking responsibility for this morning's attack at a university in pakistan. the assault has killed at least 20 students. all four attackers are dead. there is a heavy military presence at the university with troops rushing in and people fleeing. the police and military exchanged gunfire with the
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explosions were heard. isis shows again it has a lust for destroying history. it has taken another cultural site and reduced it to a field of rubble. the oldest christian monastery in iraq before isis and now after it was destroyed. this is how it once looked. it has grown a list of 100 religious sites. more than a dozen people are out of their homes this morning after a massive fire burned through three buildings firefighters from several communities battled flames braving the brutally cold temperatures. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in bayonne mallory? >> reporter: lori, good morning. that's right. the families can't go home this morning. this was an incredibly challenging firefight because of the conditions out here
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i want you to take a good look at the scene. 12 hours after this fire, crews are out here damage. >> it's freezing. nowhere to go. reporter: a fast-moving fire tore through buildings in bayonne. the people inside had to get out quickly. displaced residents are staying at bayonne high school. >> i smelled something burning in the living room. thought it was my radiator or wire. opened the window and saw the fire. that is it. >> reporter: the fight proved to be challenging. >> it's brutal. >> reporter: bayonne fire chief said crews battled freezing temperatures. >> it's freezing, slippery, ice everywhere. a lot of guys are going down. >> reporter: hours later firefighters put out the flames. >> this whole block had the potential of going. i can't credit my firefighters enough. they did a tremendous job of
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two buildings. >> a clock shop as well as a restaurant were damaged in addition to the apartments. no word on what started this fire. live in bayonne, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. a face off in new jersey over a proposed plan to build a muslim community center. demonstrators on both sides of the issue protested outside bayonne last night before a public meeting to discuss the issue. local muslims want to convert a vacant warehouse into their community center. a zoning vote on the project is expected next week. police released a clear image of a suspect wanted in a random slashing attack in the east village. investigators say this is the man that slashed a social worker on east sixth street saturday. anthony christopher smith needed 160 stitches to close a wound on his face. doctors did a nerve graff. there graft.
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one of the students who died in a bus accident in honduras. despite the bitter cold on campus, hundreds came together with family members to honor the memory of the three. they were part of a medical mission to help the poor. the bus crashed heading to the airport for n flight home. >> take a bit of daniella and olivia and abigail with you into your own lives. honor their sacrifice and make their stories and their legacies now part of yours. >> eight others on the accident. he fired a shot in a dark
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the bullet rid could shade and killed akai gurley. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> all eyes are on that potential for a major storm over the weekend. in the meantime, quiet weather today and tomorrow and actually into much of friday as well. here is a look to the southern end of central park. let's take a spin on the weather wheel. not as harsh. temperatures rising to 29 by 9:00 a.m. by 10:00 a.m. then freezing by 11:00 a.m. in general sunshine then clouds tend to increase during the afternoon. a little system moving by off
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the beginning. first flakes 2:00 a.m. saturday. that's a difference in timing. friday should be fine during the daylight hours. it looks like at the earliest this storm's first flakes come in late friday into early saturday morning. saturday into sunday even all bets are off. we will detail that in the full forecast coming up. we send it to debbie duhaime with a look at traffic. >> a problem in new jersey. we will head to the maps and tell you what is happening 287 northbound exit 30 bernard township a car fire blocking a lane. in bayonne, fire department activity broadway at 34th. n train no service queens plaza. george, lincoln and holland okay. george lower level e-zpass until 6:00. ed koch ongoing maintenance into queens. let's go outside. a look at the l.i.e. here is the l.i.e.
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getting out to the area of kissena boulevard. no problems to report there. going to the other camera, fdr, fdr drive moving smoothly down to the 80s. overnight construction just wrapping up. finally a look at time's square, no problems to report here throughout time's square. alternate side parking rules are in effect today citywide. back to you, lori, ken. >> debbie, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the governor of michigan apologizing for the water crisis in flint. the steps he is taking that could reveal what he knew about the problems there. >> security measures are in place to prevent another escape by the drug lord el chapo. the question is, is it enough? >> he says he is not a hero. many would disagree. actor jamie foxx jumps into
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the wind from the northwest around 5 miles per hour. let's get into the meat of it here. a major storm on the way for the weekend. first flakes hold off until friday night. for many areas, especially north of the city, this doesn't begin until after daybreak saturday. all bets are off during the day saturday. a high impact event during the day. heavy snow at times. high winds could gust up to 55 miles per hour at the coast. with the higher than normal tides did you to the full moon there could be coastal flooding. snowfall amounts vary greatly from south to north. there will be a sharp cut off in the snowfall where areas in the far northern suburbs possibly don't see nearly as much as areas closer to new york city and in to central parts of new jersey. 27 in morristown. 27 monticello. 23 down the shore in belmar.
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a weak weather disturbance moving by during the evening hours of tonight. there could be a flurry well south of new york city during the wee hours of the morning. then sunshine during the day tomorrow. a quiet day out there. temperatures just above the freezing mark. here is what we are looking at by saturday. low pressure emerging off the virginia coast and moving into a favorable spot to give us heavy wind blown snow in the tri-state area. expect major travel delays. expect blowing and drifting snow. with the strong coastal winds the possibility of coastal flooding. not quite ready to put out a snowfall map but i am ready to show you probabilities. the highest is getting a 6 to 12-inch snowfall. that is about a 35% chance of that happening. there is a lower probability of getting 12 to 18 inches or more. but that possibility is on the table. this is a very powerful storm and it has a lot of moisture to work with. the top end potential snowfalls
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low of a probability of getting a mist to perhaps up to 3 inches. that would be if the storm moves farther to the south. a lot up for grabs. sunshine mixing with clouds. wind will diminish. not as harsh, 37. tonight down to 25. plenty of sunshine tomorrow. 34. turning mainly cloudy friday, 34. snow should not begin until late friday night at the earliest. it may take until daybreak saturday to begin across the area. saturday windy, snowy out there. snow coming down heavily at times. winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour on the coast. snow lasting into sunday morning, tapering to flurries in the afternoon, 35 then we warm things up early next week and clear things out. we move everything back by 12 hours with this storm. probably beginning before
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>> 20% possibility of 12 to 18 or more. >> i'm going back to the dominican republic. bye. >> you better get back here. >> wait for me. >> yes, i did that. >> >> ken, i'm going with you. >> done. >> good morning, lori, ken, jeff. let's go to the maps and tell you 287 northbound exit 30 bernards township watch for a car fire. on broadway at 34th in bayonne, fire department activity continuing. n train no service queensboro to time's square. outside a look at the l.i.e. the l.i.e. westbound picking up volume through kissena boulevard. southbound new york state thruway an accident just reported. alternate side in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. michigan's governor is set
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that may reveal what he knew about flint's toxic water crisis. the governor rick schneider delivered an apology to the people of flint in his annual state of address last night. he proposed spending $28 million to cover water testing on water and filters. flint's water became contaminated after switching the supply source last year to save money. >> government failed you. federal, state and local leaders breakinged trust you place in us. >> i'm sorry that i let you down. you deserve better. >> there are growing calling for schneider to resign but he has refused. people in flint are taking legal action in response to the water crisis. three class-action lawsuits are
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answers from t guard has suspended search efforts for 12 marines missing since their helicopters crashed off hawaii. both aircraft failed to return to base after a nighttime training mission. a civilian reported seeing the helicopters in a flight then a fireball. the helicopter's four life rafts were recovered but they were empty. life is different for el chapo after his recapture. he is living under unprecedented watch in a maximum security prison. prison guards wearing helmet cams are in his cell videotaping him constantly along with 400 fixed cameras. the prison is using guard dogs scent.
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preventing him from escaping for a third time. the florida home once owned by pablo he is say bar is demolished. the new owners had the knocked to the ground. before demolition, three treasure hunters searched the house using metal detectors, electric sauce. he was killed in a show down with police in 1993. a greyhound bus driver admits to authorities that he felt tired and made a coffee stop moments before the deadly crash. the bus plowed into safety barrels then rolled on the side on the center divider on highway 101 in san jose, california. two passengers were killed and nine others hurt. the driver's blood is being tested for drugs and alcohol. the ntsb has taken over the investigation. actor jamie foxx is speaking out after rescuing a man from a burning car. the high stakes drama played
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home about an hour north of los angeles. police say a truck hit a drainage ditch and rolled several times before bursting into flames. that's when foxx jumped into action. >> a guy drives up with emt scissors. within five seconds later the truck goes up. i don't look at it as heroic. it's like you just had to do something. >> a man was taken to the hospital with injuries including broken bones but he is expected to recover. >> foxx posted this instagram photo of him embracing the father of the person. >> some picture there. coming up on "eyewitness news this morning," mount sinai doctor will continue to sit behind bars because of what prosecutors say he did to patients in his care. details on the charges just ahead.
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news this morning." 27 degrees. we are going up to 37. not as harsh as receipt days. 2 at the bus stop. colder in the suburbs. getting up to 37 during the afternoon after school. diminishing wind as well. that's important. another important thing, a major winter storm over the weekend. much more on that coming up in the next half hour. we send it to debbie duhaime with a look at the commute. we will good to our webcam southbound new york state thruway. at the tappan zee an accident reported. two lanes blocked. also on 287 north exit 30 bernards township a car fire. fire department activity broadway at 34th in bayonne. n train no service queensboro plaza to time's square. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit, metro north on or close to schedule. alternate side parking rules are in effect today citywide.
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a doctor at mount sinai waking up in jail on charges that he sexually abused two patients. he committed a lewd act on a 22- year-old patient last week after inkay pass at that timing her with morphine. another said he abused her during an examination last september. he was unable to post $50,000 bail. mount sinai suspended the doctor. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the search is on for the hit and run driver that left a bicyclist to die in the street in brooklyn. we are live at the scene with new surveillance video.
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we are following 5:00 a.m. the search is on for the driver who hit a bicyclist and left him for dead. we are live with video of the truck that police are looking for right now. >> breaking overseas armed gunmen storm a university in dozen people. who is claiming responsibility for the bloody attack. this morning.
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have new details on a major winter storm set to hit this weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today is wednesday, january 20th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist jeff smith in for bill with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> of course all eyes are on the major winter storm slated to begin probably very late friday night into early saturday morning. we have through friday where we can prepare for this storm system. go out and buy your shovels, ice scrapers and prepare to be stuck in a spot for maybe a day or two during the weekend. 27 degrees right now. 28 teterboro. 30 laguardia. 26 white plains. 21 monticello. not nearly as harsh as what we had the past couple of days. windchills 27 in the park. the wind is calm in the city. the to 9 degrees down the shore in belmar where there is a breeze. there is snow moving through
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that system will weaken before it gets in here. spreading clouds in later today and tonight. the storm over the weekend moving through the rocky mountains. it's still far off to the west. a mix of sun and clouds. more clouds in the afternoon. 28 at 8:00 in the morning. 35 by noon. 36 by 4:00 p.m. under partly cloudy skies. over to debbie duhaime with a look at the wednesday morning commute. >> good morning jeff and everybody. we go to a webcam and show you the new york state thruway to nyack moving okay. heading to the maps, a problem at the tap southbound new york state thruway. an accident blocking two lanes. a problem in new jersey as well. northbound 287 exit 30 bernards township a truck fire. two lanes are blocked and on broadway at 34th and bayonne ongoing fire department activity.
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the n queensboro plaza to time's square. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. the search is on this morning for the hit and run driver that killed a man on a bicycle in brooklyn. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live on the scene in sheepshead bay. >> good morning, lori. that accident happened at the intersection behind me, east 9th and avenue u. investigators say it's quite possible the truck driver they are looking for has no idea that someone was hit yesterday. meanwhile, take a look at this surveillance video. in the video briefly you can see the bicyclist and the truck riding side by side. the moment they move out of view of the camera there the accident happened. the truck driver kept ongoing leaving the victim lying in the middle of the street. there were several eyewitnesses in the area and they all ran over to help him. he was rushed to kings county hospital where he was
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back live at the intersection. the only two details is it was awry der truck with an indiana license plate. they are asking anyone in the area and perhaps saw that truck, got a good look at the truck to give them a call. they are trying to find the driver responsible for killing that victim at the intersection. live this morning in sheepshead bay, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. breaking news now on that terror attack at a university campus in pakistan. pakistan's prime minister vowed to fight to the end to destroy the menace of terrorism. the assault has killed at least 19 people. all four attackers are reported dead. a short time ago the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. there is a heavy military presence with troops moving from building to building to secure the campus. isis finally aging the death of its most prominent executioner jihadi john.
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eulogy in its english language magazine. jihadi john is identified as a kuwaiti born. a drone strike in november is believed to have killed him. police are trying to track down a knife wielding robber targeting small businesses in nassau county. this is the man police say has preyed on 21 stores since february of last year. the suspect has robbed gas stations, pizza shops, pharmacies and other stores. he hit six different communities with 13 robberies in valley stream alone. >> we believe it has staked out the store, makes sure nobody else is in the store at the time and quick. in and out. he takes a small amount of cash or lottery tickets and cigarettes. >> police have described the suspect as aggressive in at
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he is accused of slashing someone's arm. a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest. now to the race for president and sarah palin's wild endorsement for donald trump. she will join trump on the campaign trail today including an appearance in you will say -- tulsa, oklahoma. >> i am here because, like you, i know that it's now or never. i am in it to win it. >> campaigning in new hampshire, cruz tried to sound not disappointed. iowa's governor said it would be a mistake to support cruz in the caucuses. ben carson has suspended his campaign events after one of his volunteers died in a tragic accident.
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he is shaking hands with braden joplin and wrote that his thoughts and prayers are with his family. a van carrying joplin and other volunteers flipped on to its side yesterday on an icy road and hit by another vehicle. the others in the van were treated for minor injuries. in the democratic race for the nomination, a new poll is bad news for hillary clinton. it shows bernie sanders with a commanding 27 point lead in new hampshire. that is 60% to 33% and it's a lot higher than the 10% lead sanders enjoyed a little more than a month ago. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith in for bill with the exclusive forecast. >> ken, lori, temperatures are about 10 degrees warmer than this time yesterday morning. not nearly as harsh out there. not nearly as bitter but still cold nonetheless.
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lower manhattan from brooklyn. temperatures rising to about 32 by 11:00 a.m. middle to even upper 30s heading to the middle part of the afternoon. if anything, the sun will give way to clouds during the afternoon and the evening hours. temperatures are down to about freezing by 7:00 p.m. let's track everything on futurecast. a little system moving through the ohio valley causing snow. that will weaken by the time it gets in here. we have clouds from that into early this evening. then the big winter storm as we head into the weekend. by friday at 5:00 p.m., snow entering washington, d.c., not far from baltimore then it spreads gradually to the north and probably doesn't get into our area until after midnight friday night. might wait until saturday morning daybreak for some parts of the region. many more details on the timing and potential amounts in the full accuweather seven-day forecast. right now over to debbie duhaime with the commute. good morning, jeff and everybody.
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fdr southbound through the 70s. again, stop-and-go traffic southbound fdr through the 70s. construction still out here. over to the n train, no service queensboro to time's square with ongoing maintenance. l.i.r.r., metro north, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. getting reports of a problem on the southbound new york state thruway down to the tappan zee. at the tappan zee an accident being cleared. 287 northbound exit 30 in bernards township, watch out for a car fire. going to the other camera, i want to show you a look at the grand central parkway. moving okay grand central to the rfk bridge. alternate side parking rules are in effect today city wide. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," new video this morning of an assault on an mta bus driver on duty. wait until you hear who police believe is responsible. also ahead a $200,000
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an mta bus driver was hit with a bottle making a stop in the bronx. surveillance footage showing a boy hurling a glass bottle at the driver. this happened near home street and prospect avenue. the bus driver was hit in the face. he suffered a minor injury to his left eye. police are searching for the child involved. a contractor who says that he has been facing death threats suffers a high-priced casualty. his $200,000 car. these are the before and after
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looks like after of david's lamborghini. the charred remains were found yesterday morning outside his business in new orleans, louisiana. a few days earlier and he gave up a contract to remove four confederate monuments in the city due to harassing phone calls and threats. >> when you burn someone's property in a public place, you are breaking the law. clear criminal behavior. it should not be tolerated. >> city of new orleans has contacted the fbi regarding the threats and the car burning. meteorologist jeff smith is in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> we have quiet weather through friday before the major storm comes in. today, tomorrow, friday to kind of prepare for that situation over the weekend which will be a high impact event. temperature 27. that wind coming in light from the northwest only around 3 miles per hour. you remember this time yesterday morning winds gusting
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not nearly as harsh today. let's get into this. the first flakes from this major winter storm hold off until at least late friday night. in fact for areas north of new york city, it probably waits until after daybreak saturday to begin. it's a high-impact event during the day saturday. we are talking heavy snow, winds that could gust up to 55 miles per hour along the coast and that could cause coastal flooding. snowfall amounts in this situation may vary greatly from north to south. some parts of the area well north of the city too far away from the storm may receive a couple of inches then areas over central new jersey, double digit snowfall amounts. that's the way it looks right now. 27 morristown. 21 down the shore at belmar. some clouds coming in by later today with a weak disturbance moving by. could be a flurry from that well south of new york city during the wee hours of tomorrow morning. bad one.
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5:00 p.m. under a lot of sunshine. then again, all bets are off into the weekend. low pressure emerging off the coast into a favorable spot to give us heavy snowfall, major travel delays, blowing and drifting snow and the coastal flooding possible. it's not inconceivable that areas on the jersey shore or eastern long island could mix with sleet or rain as warmer air tries to get wrapped into the system. this is what we are thinking in terms of snowfall amounts. the best probability is getting a six to 12-inch snowfall, 35% chance of that happening. 20% of getting 12 to 18 inches or more but there is a chance of getting less snow both because maybe the storm moves farther out to see, less moisture and if enough warm air wrapped into the storm you get more of a mix with rain and sleet and that holds down totals as well. a lot to look at the next
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sunshine mixing with clouds. wind diminish. less harsh. clouds breaking tonight. 25. plenty of sunshine tomorrow. 34 degrees. the accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds increase on friday. i don't think snow begins until after midnight friday night areas south of the city and may take until daybreak to begin in the city and points north. then saturday is windy, snowy. the snow coming down heavily at times. winds gusting about 55 miles per hour on the coast. snow now lasting into sunday tapering to flurries in the afternoon, 34. then warming up a little bit. melting monday into tuesday. everything is pushed back both the beginning time and end time of the storm. still a long duration event. a lot of variables with this. a lot to fine tune the next several days. >> okay. we will watch closely. >> debbie duhaime how are things looking on the commute. >> good morning, everybody. let's take a ride outside and
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through the 70s, stop-and-go traffic. ongoing construction still blocking a lane and going over to the maps, southbound fdr drive in the 70s, construction. west side highway moving fine. new york state thruway at the tappan zee accident being cleared. over in jersey on 287 north exit 30, bernards township, a truck fire blocking two lanes. in bayonne, avoid broadway at activity. n train no service queensboro maintenance. parking rules are in effect. >> debbie, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the biggest password mistakes of 2015. we have new information that
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so you can love cereal... again! new information on a string of burglaries on staten island. detectives say nicholas monfil is the man in this video. he is charged in four break-ins including this one at a subway restaurant where the front glass was smashed with a rock. the latest list of the most stolen computer passwords proves some people don't learn.
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year in a row, get this, password 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. six of security firm's top ten worst passwords were numbers in sequence. second on the list, again, is the pass red word password. two other top ten hold offers, football number 7 and baseball at number 10. experts recommend using a combination of letters, numbers and signs. i do have a friend who uses all these weird number sign hashtag parenthesis. >> how do you keep up with that. >> whatever. it works, i guess. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. we have a lot to keep up on that front, don't we, with the weather. >> we have the major storm over the weekend. a few quiet days before that happens. 27 in the park. a mix of sun and clouds. highs in the upper 30s. normal for this time of the year.
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at the bus stop temperatures 28. mix of sun and clouds. mid-20s, 37 during the afternoon. importantly, the wind will be diminishing today after winds were gusting about 30 miles per hour yesterday. a lot to talk about. a lot of details with the winter storm over the weekend. we will do that during the next half hour in the full accuweather forecast. we will send it over to debbie duhaime with a look at traffic. >> good morning. fdr southbound down to the 70s, watch for overnight construction. you can see the cones still out here. southbound fdr into the 70s, ongoing roadwork. fdr moving slowly. try the west side hay instead. 34th in bayonne ongoing fire department activity. 287, exit 70, bernards township, a truck fire. throgs neck, whitestone and rfk moving fine.
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queensboro plaza to time's square, ongoing maintenance. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," several people are seeking shelter after three buildings went up in flames. the effort to help the victims this morning in a live report. >> mcdonald's created sweet
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on the money, stocks fell off in asia. >> nikkei and hong kong hang seng index dropped nearly 4%. the situation on wall street not looking good at all. futures are way down. what did we say, down 400 points. >> 320 points. that's bad for the opening bell. stocks were mixed tuesday. lower fuel prices are pushing airlines into record profits. >> kendis gibson and reena ninan have the business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, profits are soaring for the airlines. >> falling fuel costs
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billion in profit last year. other airlines are seeing similar windfalls. >> the airlines are pouring the big profits into new planes and term names. the pesky fees will stick around. more than 40% of americans didn't take any vacation days last year. >> so, one reason, not as many workers are receiving paid vacation time. everyone loves french fries and chocolate, right? >> why not combine the two. that's what mcdonald's figured. it has two types of chocolate sauces, dark and white. >> but here is the catch, folks, you have to cough up a lot of money to get there to buy these. it's available in japan. why do they do that to us. >> it looks good. >> ketchup. >> it does look good. >> starbucks is launching a new music app in association with spot see identify. the app would tell you what
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walk in to any of the 7500 starbucks locations. it let's you create your own starbucks play list and listen to them later on spotify. and it is now 5:28. in the next half hour, deadly hit and run in brooklyn. we are live with new video of the truck that police are searching for right now. >> also ahead, armed militants stormed a university in pakistan early this morning killing several people who claimed responsibility a short time ago. >> meteorologist jeff smith has new information on the major winter storm heading our way. get the updated accuweather forecast next at 5:30. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription...
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driver that hit and killed him. >> you need to layer up for another cold morning. it's not as bad as yesterday. this is a live look though at the windchill and we have new information on the timing of a big snowstorm heading our way. >> a quick moving fire in bayonne left several people out in the cold. we are live with the volunteer effort to help the victims. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith in for bill. >> the first flakes probably not in until friday night. 27 around new york city. 30 laguardia airport. you have temperatures in the low 20s north and west at monticello.
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belmar and toms river. windchills not nearly as harsh as yesterday. 9 in belmar so chilly nonetheless. in the ohio valley snow that will weaken by the time it gets in here. clouds this afternoon into this evening. the storm that will became the major snowmaker will dip to the south and east then move up the coast into very late friday night into saturday and into saturday night and early sunday morning. a long duration event. in the meantime, here is the day planner. a mix of sun and clouds today. 35 noontime. 36 by 4:00 in the afternoon. wind gradually diminishing. many more details including potential accumulations in the forecast coming up. good morning, jeff and everybody. on the subways, uptown 1 and 2 express time's square to 72nd street with a broken rail. looks like a rail condition. we will keep an eye on that for
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metro north on or close. george, lincoln and holland moving okay. on the way to the holland, newark bay extension a disabled truck. slowdowns 287 north bernards township a truck fire, two lanes blocked. emergency activity there. throgs neck, whitestone and the rfk moving okay. let's go outside. a look at the southbound fdr down to the 70s, ongoing construction. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, lori and ken. >> debbie, thank you. breaking news now in the university terror attack this morning in pakistan. government troops are moving from building to building to secure the campus. the assault killed at least 19 people including several students. all four attackers are reported dead. a short time ago the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. another branch of the same organization condemned the assault. pakistan's prime minister vowed to fight to the end to destroy
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terrorism. a family is heartbroken and the search is on this morning for the truck driver who hit and killed a man on a bicycle. this happened on east ninth street and avenue u in sheepshead bay, brooklyn. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live on the scene with the video that police want you to see. good morning, dray. >> reporter: good morning, lori. when the accident happened yesterday afternoon around 5:00 there were several witnesses in the area and they ran over to help the victim but there was little they could do. police say it's possible the truck driver they are looking for has no idea that someone was hit because the truck is so large and the accident happened so quickly. take a look at this surveillance video. you can see briefly the bicyclist and the truck riding side by side. the moment they go out of view of the camera, that is when the accident happens. the driver kept ongoing but the victim who has been identified
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street showing no signs of life. >> he was confused on the floor bleeding from his head. a lot of people were around him. i know somebody took a picture and i'm pretty sure give it to the police. >> >> reporter: the victim was rushed to kings county hospital where he was later pronounced dead. the only two details police have on the truck is that it was a large ryder truck and the license plate was an indiana license plate. if by chance that sounds familiar to you, the police would like to hear from you. live in sheepshead bay, brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. in spite of the hit and run in sheepshead bay, mayor de blasio's vision zero approach to reducing deaths on new york city streets appears to be paying off. the mayor says that 2015 was officially the safest on recording back to the start of record keeping in 1910.
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134 pedestrian deaths were both historic lows. this morning a mother is dead and her 15-year-old daughter is injured after they were hit by a car on long island. this happened last night on northern boulevard in manhasset. the driver stayed at the scene. police identified the 48-year- old mother as jen lin of flushing. her daughter suffered nonlife- threatening injuries. no charges are expected to be filed against the driver. intense flames ripped through three buildings in bayonne displacing three people this morning. mallory hoff is live at the scene with the story for us. >> reporter: those people still can't go home. challenging firefight because of the conditions out here yesterday. crews are still on scene in the process of surveying the damage. >> it's freezing. nowhere to go.
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bayonne. out quickly. displaced residents are staying at bayonne high school. >> i smelled something burning in the living room. thought it was my radiator or wire. opened the window and saw the fire. that is it. >> reporter: the fight proved to be challenging. >> it's brutal. >> reporter: bayonne fire chief greg rogers said crews battled freezing temperatures. >> it's freezing, slippery, ice everywhere. a lot of guys are going down. >> reporter: hours later firefighters put out the flames. >> this whole block had the potential of going. i can't credit my firefighters enough. they did a tremendous job of containing this fire to just two buildings. >> a clock shop as well as a business were damaged in the fire in addition to the apartments. fire. live in bayonne, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you.
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and a funeral friday for abigail flanagan, one of three columbia students that died in a bus accident in honduras. in spite of the bitter cold on college campus last night and hundreds came together with family members to honor the memory of the three. they were part of a medical mission to help the poor. the bus crashed as it was heading to the airport for the flight home. >> take a bit of daniella and olivia and abigail with you into your own lives. honor their sacrifice and make their stories and their legacies now part of yours. >> eight others on the mission bus suffered critical injuries including hannah bender from scarsdale. jury selection begins in the trial of a new york city police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed man in brooklyn. during a pretrial hearing
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testified that officer peter liang told him, quote, i fired by accident. the bullet ricocheted off a wall and killed akai gurley. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist jeff smith. jeff? >> reporter: not a terribly cold morning out there compared to what we had yesterday. we could use this nice calm weather, milder weather for a couple of days before we prepare for the major weekend storm. temperatures are in the upper 20s in the city. 32 by 11:00 in the morning. middle to upper 30s during the afternoon. fairly normal for this time of the year. if anything, sunshine will give way to some clouds later on today into early this evening, back to about 32 by 7:00 p.m. let's track it for you on the futurecast. a little system moving through the ohio valley with snow. that weakens by the time it gets in here. we have clouds moving in late today and tonight. then the winter storm moving in
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friday. that's when they get the first flakes. then the first flakes from the storm don't move into our viewing area until after midnight friday night. it might take until daybreak saturday to get snowfall into areas around new york city and especially north of new york city. many more details on the timing and the potential amounts in that storm coming up in the full accuweather forecast. right now over to debbie duhaime in for heather with traffic. >> good morning jeff and everybody. problems on the subways. uptown one and two trains, express time's square to 72nd. it's due to a rail condition. we will deep an eye on that. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit, metro north on or close. george, lincoln and holland moving okay. on the way to the holland, newark bay extension in jersey city a disabled truck. 287 north a truck fire by exit 30, bernards township. going outside to a webcam, a
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bunching through the 70s. bunching through the 70s. overnight construction cleared. alternate side parking in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," work underway to keep everyone safe at the super bowl. the threat assessment in place alert. >> a close call for drivers. when the rain sends giant rocks no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter. mcdonald's all day breakfast menu. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, and the lowest taxes in decades, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in the hudson valley, with world class biotech. and on long island, where great universities are creating next generation technologies.
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that help every child -- in every neighborhood -- succeed. the threat assessment is in for the biggest game. the department of homeland security and fbi examined the potential for a plot against super bowl l in santa clara, california. they are looking into whether recent attacks against fiber optic systems might be connected to a larger plot against the super bowl. both agencies say there is no
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credible events against the game or related events. isis is feeding its on lust for destroying history. the oldest christian monastery in iraq before isis swept in. at the bottom the white blotch is the rubble of the monastery. this is st. elijah monastery once looked. it has grown a list of 100 religious and historic sites in syria and iraq. heavy rain causing these big boulders to tumble down a hillside and crash. the rocky mess forced drivers to detour their routes around highway 41. the rock slide did force crews to close a 10-mile stretch of the highway in both directions. the hill will get inspected today to make sure no more rocks will be on the way down. >> scary.
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>> timing is everything. >> it is. >> let's talk about timing of the snowstorm that is coming our way. >> that's right. timing is something that we have been adjusting the past several hours due to computer model information coming in. a live look at the building right now. this is toward midtown. temperatures in the upper 20s looking to lower manhattan from brooklyn. 27 degrees. wind from the northwest add 3 miles per hour. let's get into the meat of this. the first flakes from this major winter storm hold off until at least late friday night. the timing has been moved slightly. i think for a pretty decent portion of the viewing area, the city and points north, this may take until daybreak saturday to get underway. bets are off. high impact event. we are talking snow heavy at times, high winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour along the coastal long with coastal flooding due to the fact that the moon is full, the tides are
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we get the strong onshore flow. snowfall amounts in the situation may vary from south to north. i will show you an example of that in a minute. 27 morristown. 21 monticello. 21 down the shore at belmar and toms river. we will have clouds increasing during the course of today. a weak disturbance moving to the south later on tonight into early tomorrow morning. then we clear out during the day tomorrow. a lot of sunshine. temperatures above the freezing mark. then we talk about this winter storm. by saturday morning, low pressure emerging off the virginia capes into a favorable spot for us to get a blockbuster snowstorm over at least part of the middle atlantic and northeastern states. major travel delays, blowing and drifting snow. coastal flooding with the strong onshore flow. in terms of snowfall amounts, the greatest possibility is a 6 to 12-inch snowfall but a 12 to 18-inch or higher snowfall is not off the table.
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one of the more reliable models, the european showing a general 6 to 12-inch snowfall. heading to the north of the city, it may be a few inches in parts of the midhudson valley. these exact numbers, take them point. we are expecting a significant weekend. accuweather forecast today, sunshine mixing with clouds. the wind will diminish. less harsh during the 37. clouds breaking tonight, 25. plenty of sunshine tomorrow, 34. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. clouds moving in on friday. that snow doesn't begin until late friday night at the earliest. probably closer to daybreak saturday morning. then saturday is windy, snowy out there. snow coming down heavily. 33. snow into sunday morning tapering off to flurries, 34. then we warm things up and clear it out.
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into tuesday helping in the cleanup effort at that point. >> flashback a year ago. at this point we had a couple of feet on the ground. that is looking at the bright side, trying? >> right. that's a good thing. let's check on the commute with debbie duhaime. >> good morning, lori. thank you so much. we head to the subways and tell you what is happening on the one and two uptown express time's square to 72nd with a rail condition. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit, metro north on or close. hudson river closing okay. disabled truck at 14 c. going out to the fdr southbound moving slowly down through the 70s with construction clearing. alternate side parking rules are in effect today. back to you, ken, lori? >> reporter: debbie, thank you. still ahead, one of the top stories on our free news app, hear from jamie foxx after he risked his own life to save a man trapped in a burning car. >> also ahead, a delivery mixup
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need after a flood 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 fios. baseball's all time hit leader is going to the hall of fame after all. pete rose is being inducted into the cincinnati reds baseball hall of fame. he cannot join the sports immortals in cooperstown. being honored by his hometown is good enough for him. >> i won't say it's the second best thing because it's not. it's not. maybe it would be if i wasn't from cincinnati.
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this is the first big thing. >> the reds will retire his number 14 during a ceremony in june. a holiday gift mix-up was met with an act of generosity. a woman in south carolina ordered a pair of shoes for her husband. when the wrong shoes were delivered, she called to clear things up. while on the phone, she told the agent how flooding devastated her community. the agent listened and shipped out the right pair of shoes along with a box filled with blankets for the couple to donate to flood victims. the couple says they were stunned by the delivery and the note inside. >> and then reading all the words that the people that worked for this company said, you rock. thanks for all you do for your community. hope things get better soon, we were floored. >> wow. >> on top of that, they told the woman to keep the first shoe shipment and give the pair to someone in need.
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>> that is outstanding. >> above and beyond. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," meet jamie foxx, the super hero. the oscar winning actor rescued a man from a burning car. new this morning, see the heartwarming picture fox posted on instagram. >> the storm everyone is talking about. snow heading our way for the weekend. meteorologist jeff smith is
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. not as harsh this morning as we had the past couple of days. 28 right now. going up to 37 during the afternoon. at the bus stop, temperatures in the upper 20s. colder in the suburbs. diminishing wind. that's why it won't be as harsh during the day today. something that is whatever she, a snowstorm. major snowstorm.
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details during the next half hour in the full forecast. debbie duhaime has a look at the roads and rails. >> good morning, jeff. going to the camera, volume on the l.i.e. westbound into junction boulevard. very busy in both directions. as we go to the maps, l.i.e. westbound at junction boulevard. accident blocking one lane. also 287 northbound into exit 30 bernards township a truck fire. 1 and 2 trains are back on or close to schedule. alternate side parking rules are in effect today. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. caught on camera, fisherman made a big catch but what he hooked gave him quite a scare. also put up a fight. people walking by the san clemente pier in california noticed a fisherman struggling with his line. when they looked down they saw a shark emerging from the water
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he struggled 15 minutes. then moments later everyone heard a loud crush. that's when the shark broke free. >> a lot of drama. >> mother reading to her children. >> i enjoyed that. jamie foxx is being called a hero after rescuing a from a burning car. he said he was doing the right thing. it played out monday in front of foxx's home an hour north of l.a. the truck hit a drainage ditch, rolled over and burst into flames. >> a guy pulls up. he has emt scissors. we pull him out. five seconds later the truck goes up. i don't look at it as heroic. i look at it as he just had to do something. >> foxx posted this picture on instagram saying in part, this is all that son, a brother's life was spared. god had his arms wrapped around
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the victim has broken bones but will recover. we are following breaking news in the middle east. gunman storming a university in pakistan. more than a dozens students have been killed and this morning one terror group is claiming responsibility. >> an mta bus driver attacked on his route. >> with days to go before the first primary votes are cast, bernie sanders is pulling away ahead of hillary clinton. >> meteorologist jeff smith putting together the latest
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