tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC January 29, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
caucuses? >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great friday and even better weekend, bye-bye. good morning, it's 4:30. we have video of a suspected subway attacker in police custody. we have details on how police plan to keep people safe. >> uber dropping fares across new york city. why it is being met with protest. >> we are watching flurries heading our way. good news for the weekend.
>> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's friday, january 29th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> today we start out with what will be clear to partly cloudy skies. the skies are getting more cloudy and snow showers on the way. here is a look outside from our camera in brooklyn looking to the lower east side. temperature 58 degrees. i should say 37 degrees. we are looking at what will be wishful 58 degrees. 39 around great neck. north port 33. 33 massapequa and hauppauge 32 and we are looking at snow showers coming your way today. most of them are still off to the west and sliding eastward. a calm wind, a nice morning to start. but today this front from the west starts to drag the snow showers in the ohio valley eastward today and that will be coming across. eventually that gets to us at 9:00, 10:00 and into the afternoon. we will look at the snow
on dropping like a rock later on this afternoon. snow showers on the way, heather, your favorite. >> love them. i like 58 degrees a lot better. let's go with that. goethals bridge a traffic hold both ways until 5:00 a.m. no traffic is allowed over the goethals until 5:00 a.m. we are taking a look and seeing what is happening on to the grand central parkway westbound near the kew gardens interchange an accident being cleared away. jay trains suspended between hughes and essex and broad and chambers. they are doing track work there. we have construction at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland outbound going into the lower level under the apartments there are two lanes closed. street cleaning rules are suspended until monday. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. a series of rescent attacks have subway riders on alert. commuters can expect to see a stepped up police presence to keep people safe underground.
brooklyn with details. dray? >> good morning, lori. unlike the other two subway slashes that happened earlier this week, police say the one that happened here was not random because the victim and the suspect bumped into each other on the platform at the subway station in downtown brooklyn and that argument turned violent on the train. now, 37-year-old ras alula nagarit turned himself into police last night. he is accused of cutting himself -- cutting a woman with a machete tuesday night. he is facing multiple charges which include assault. it was the third subway slashing this week. 21-year-old devon knowles was arrested tuesday for slashing a 71-year-old woman in the face on a train in lower manhattan.
20 stitches to close the wound on her face. commissioner bratton took a tour of subway stations to show that the system is safe. he announced there would be additional patrols added to subway stations across the city. he wants the commuters to know safe. >> the subway has about 2800 officers assigned to it. one of the benefits of the srg units, crg units, in addition to the training they receive on crowd management and counter terrorism, all of them will get training relative to the subways. >> so far this year, there have been a total of five subway slashings. of the three that happened this week, two people were arrested. in the third incident in east harlem, the victim is not could
live in downtown brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. fear surrounding the zika virus are expanding as health officials try to get it under control. the world health organization says it is exploding explosively in the americas. here in the united states federal regulators are trying to slow blood donations from anyone that may have traveled to an affected region. >> we have a very international population. many of our patients went to home countries during the holidays, thanksgiving, christmas and this is before the travel warnings went out. now many patients are very concerned. >> there are now 31 zika cases in 11 states and in washington, d.c. all state health departments will be reporting those cases to the centers for disease control. a grocery store owner
to protect his business on wednesday in a market on essex street in paterson. as the suspects tried to break in the cash register with a hammer, the owner pulled out a machete. the owners took a -- the robbers took a look and scrambled out of the store. in brooklyn police are searching for one of three suspected robbers following a police-involved shooting. police say they shot an armed man that impaled out of a getaway car that crashed. the suspect is recovering in the hospital. another was arrested at the scene. police say they chased the car after the suspects robbed workers at a wireless store in bensonhurst. time is 4:36. good news for commuters. in a few hours, uber cutting fares in new york city. not everybody is happy. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live at penn station with who is not happy. mallory, good morning. >> good morning to you.
drivers are not thrilled with this situation. the bottom line, most people who need a ride would rather take the cheaper fair. take a look at this breakdown. you can see what issue baton rouge -- uber is working on. the per mile rate will drop by 15%. the permit will drop by 12.5%. the new york taxi worker alliance says uber wants to monopolize taxi service. they will hold a rally outside of uber headquarters in long island city. the tlc sets the fares for taxis. the taxi alliance is urging cab drivers to protest the uber cuts. in the race to the bottom, no driver wins. >> it's tough on me. no business, nothing happening. it's bad. it's tough. >> the government, politicians
>> reporter: the rate drop will begin today. the impact on business, though, remains to be seen. live in morning outside of penn station, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> let's look outside, shall we. cloudy skies, partly cloudy skies. we got good visibility. we can see to staten island from our camera at 4 time's square and we are looking at a nice start to the day. but it will get cold, blustery and there is snow that is off sliding eastward. rochester. a clipper system that will cut up through new england. trailing front will come in. they do two things, 4r50eu9 amounts of snow, big wind and colder air behind it. that will happen later on this afternoon. so, expect the snow showers around 9:00, 10:00 and into the afternoon. then we will see the evening.
weather and traffic every seven minutes how is it going? this is the grand central parkway at 168 street. take a look at the maps. on the grand central westbound at the kew gardens interchange we have an accident. all lanes closed down as a result. that will cause big problems. 2 trains police activity near winthrop street. train service is suspended between franklin and flatbush. there is an unauthorized person on the train bed. goethals is doing a traffic hold both ways until 5:00 a.m. no traffic allowed over the goethals bridge until 5:00 a.m. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered in effect. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," dramatic new video of the violent stand off in oregon that a member of the militia died. >> the fbi raids a home as they
dramatic video has been released of a shoot out in oregon that ended in the death of an antigovernment militant. robert finicum was shot tuesday on a remote road. he holds out his arms but then appears to reach into his jacket. that's when agents shot and killed him. fbi agents say he had a loaded handgun. the video was released for
nothing to provoke officers. parking agents in washington, d.c. handed out tickets during the blizzard totaling more than a million dollars. many of the violators got a pleasant surprise thursday when the city said it will forgive more than half of the 5,000 handed out. the nation's capitol towed nearly 700 videos. didn't you work in d.c., lori. >> i lived in d.c. out west a massive sinkhole in har lour, oregon. the whole started to develop in the parking lot of a dinner. it crept into highway 101 and bombed out at 55 feet before it collapsed. look at that. >> that is frightening. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> you need to grab your coat, glove, warm gear today.
winds are calm right now. we have a nice visibility. this these the beginning of the storm coming, a clipper system that will give us snow showers, burst of snow and at the same time cold temperatures. dry streets on columbus avenue and west 66th here. snow pile is continuing to get smaller. temperature 37. dry humidity. calm wind. look at the pressure. really low. that is because of a cold front and the clipper are approaching from the west. yesterday high 42. normal 39. snow showers will sneak in to the far northwest suburbs by 9:00 probably getting to us by 10:00, 11:00. then we will have the cold wind blowing in here out of the northwest during the day. showers will probably end as maybe snow showers into the afternoon. the wind will kind of shut down everything and make it colder as we go into the afternoon.
west during the day today and by the end -- might end as a few sprinkles to the west. as we get to the weekend, a lot of sunshine coming but more melting our way, too, in we will see temperatures on saturday and sunday that will be driving on up saturday and sunday with this melting coming, we will see temperatures feeling 8 -- -39 degrees, 48 into sunday. quite warm into next week into the 50s. 30 armonk. 32 long island. 26 down the jersey shore. calm wind now. you will see back to the west is where the action is taking place with the snow. the front associated with this clipper system is back here. this will bring the snow showers. it's not a lot of snow. it's a clipper which does not bring a lot of snow. this starts around 11:00, noontime. bursts of snow then the
as you see toward sunset and with the wind it will feel like the 20s and 30s later on this afternoon. burst of snow, blustery and colder weather, temperatures 41 degrees. tomorrow is a chilly day saturday with sunshine, 38. then on sunday, we are looking at a milder day at 46 degrees. a shot at showers late in the day on sunday. then 50s next week. but it will cool down by thursday, but stems above normal for this time of the year. >> i like how you say drop like a rock. >> because it will. >> emphasis. >> what is so funny about that, julian. >> he is cracking up. >> >> it's friday. >> it is heather. >> yes, it is. >> we made it. >> if you take the 2 trains you won't make it traveling between franklin and flatbush avenue. we have police activity at
service is suspended through that spot. the grand central parkway westbound side you don't want to go here. westbound into the kew gardens interchange all lanes are closed down because of an accident being worked on. the goethals has a traffic hold both ways until 5:00 a.m. you cannot cross the goethals as a result. construction at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland but minor delays inbound. going to long island railroad, metro north t new jersey transit that's doing fine. no construction there. outbound at the george washington bridge lower level under the apartments we do have two lanes closed down. that is for construction. going to the upper level, you should be doing okay. let's go to a webcam and show you how things look here, the goethals bridge. we have construction vehicles and maintenance vehicles going across the goethals bridge. you cannot cross until 5:00 a.m. street cleaning rules are suspended.
there may be new clues in a case that has left a westchester family heartbroken for years. lauren spierer became a household name when she disappeared at college nearly five years ago. eyewitness news reporter a.j. ross has new details on an fbi raid in indiana. >> reporter: vanished without a trace. a case that has been cold for 4 1/2 years. now the fbi and police may have a new lead in the disappearance of lauren spierer. a westchester native attending indiana university lauren went missing in june of 2011 after a night out drinking with friends. tips brought fbi agents and bloomington police to this property thursday. sources say they spent hours searching for a body. no remains were found. agents reportedly removed several pieces of evidence from the compound which belonged to the family of 34-year-old
behind bars for stalking and exposing his self to come -- to women. the case is active and ongoing investigation. on of our affiliates spoke to lauren's mom about the new developments. >> bring her home. [ indiscernible ] that's my one and only goal. >> reporter: just days ago lauren's family posted this heartfelt message to her page that has over 85,000 followers saying happy birthday dear sweet lauren. missed every second of everyday. always in our hearts forever. loved, mom, dad and radio beca. a.j. ross, channel 7 eyewitness news. an extra $28 million is on the way to help flint, michigan battle the contamination crisis. the lawmakers approved a bill to send funds for bottled
other items. the money would be on top of the 10 million already allocated. a petition with 21,000 signatures is in the hands of flint's mayor calling for the town to stop issuing water bills. >> we are still getting bills and shut off notices. i got one going you are kidding me. >> we are trying to figure out why people are paying for water that they can't use. >> congress proposed sending $400 million to flint. the damage is being blamed -- the lead contamination estimated at more than $700 million. a federal judge is delaying former house speaker dennis hastert's sentencing in a hush money case after his attorneys say the 74-year-old nearly dade this past november when he pled guilty to violating bank laws. he acknowledged in his deal that he offered 3 1/2 million dollars in hush money in an
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. i want to take a look down the beach from asbury park. it's quiet except for the fact that the party rages on at the beach. you see the disco lights on there. they are celebrating fall and the falling of what is going to be snow. the falling temperatures and the falling snow today. i don't know. you better tell me, heather, what is going on because it looks like a party is raging on down the jersey shore. snow showers are off to the west. we will get these in here. they will be later on this morning, midday into early afternoon. that's when we will see these temperatures falling as well. we are looking at the next seven hours when the temperature goes to 37 at 11:00. 41 by noontime. then that will drop off as we go into the afternoon. 37 and cloudy. calm weather. the temperature and the winds
and the winds pick up to 30 miles per hour later on. heather what is going on down the jersey shore in asbury park. they are partying it up because of the river tour. >> is that what it is? >> all about bruce. asbury park. that's his hangout. grand central parkway westbound near the kew gardens interchange an accident with one lane creeping through. 2 trains police activity at winthrop. service suspended between franklin and flatbush. going to the goethals there is a traffic hold both ways until 5:00 a.m. you cannot cross over the goethals bridge we have maintenance crews doing work. construction george washington bridge, lincoln and holland tunnels. minor at the long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit. everything is on or close to schedule there. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered are in effect. there has been a settlement
jenner in connection with a deadly crash. a woman was killed when jenner's s.u.v. rear ended two cars causing a chain reaction accident. the woman's stepchildren dropped a wrongful death suit against jenner. investigators determined she was traveling at an unsafe speed. two people arrested in a car theft case are arrested in connection with a violent robbery near kennedy airport. a woman was shot in a hotel parking lot when she tried to protect her daughter during a robbery. the two suspects, who are in custody, may face charges related to the robbery. police say they are still looking for the shooter. there are growing concerns about the city's plan to relocate carriage horse stables in central park. the conservancy says extending the path from the current boundary will increase traffic on already crowded drives.
the plan calls for far fewer carriages. construction is underway for what will become the tallest skyscraper in new jersey. a groundbreaking ceremony was held for 99 hudson on the jersey city water front. when completed, the 79 story skyscraper will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the nation. 99 hudson will feature condominiums, commercial and retail space. a chinese company is behind the half a billion dollar project. it is expected to be completed in 2018. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on eyewitness news, the suspect under arrest after police say he slashed a woman on the subway and threatened to chop her up. we are live with commissioner bratton's plan to make everybody safer. >> the actions that got a registered sex offender on long island in trouble with the law again.
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trump portion out of the way. >> hopefuls face off for the final time before the iowa caucuses without front-runner donald trump. what he has to say bit this morning. >> you want to layer out before you head outside. we have flurries later this morning. get ready for a warmer weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's friday, january 29th. meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive forecast. >> it will be a chilly day today. after we get to noontime, it's kind of chilly this morning. temperatures starting out in the 30s. 37 right now. normal high is 39. not far off that. we warm to about 41 quickly then the temperature drops. 28 sayreville, long branch, wrightstown. toms river 27, 28 degrees. your meters are sleeping. 29 poughkeepsie to 33 long island.
there is the snow coming. flurries, bursts of snow, snow showers, that rolls in about 11:00 into the afternoon. then the temperature drops, you know, heather, it drops -- >> like a rock. >> that was excellent. >> thank you, i practiced a lot. >> you get two thumbs off -- up. >> let's go to the grand central parkway westbound side near the kew gardens interchange. you have an accident. no shame over here. goethals bridge traffic hold has been completed. you are now free to travel across the goethals bridge. two trains police activity at winthrop. suspended between franklin and flatbush. construction at the george washington bridge just about cleared away. lincoln and holland should be cleared away shortly. looking great long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north. going to the outbound side of the george washington bridge lower level under the apartments two lanes closed down there. so, you are going to want to go to the upper level until that
let's head to a webcam, goethals, you can see a delay and that is with that earlier traffic being held, once again able to cross the bridge, traffic into staten island. we have street cleaning rules suspended but the metered are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. nypd commissioner william bratton is calling for stepped up patrols on the city's subways after a series of slashings. in one recent attack police say the suspect threatened to, quote, chop a woman on the train. eyewitness news reporter dray brooklyn, dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. in that case police say the suspect had the means to do so. that particular incident began with an argument on the platform here at the subway station in downtown brooklyn. the argument turned violent on the train. ras alula nagarit is accused of cutting a woman with a machete
brooklyn tuesday night. that woman was not seriously hurt. after the attack, nagarit ran away. last night he turned himself in. william bratton toured several midtown subway stations and rode the train with the chief of department. the commissioner is trying to send a message to the millions of commuters that the system is safe despite the three subway slashings that happened this week alone. the commissioner says that they will be beefing up patrols in the subway stations and on the trains by adding additional police officers. right now 2800 officers are assigned full time to the city's transit system. now, so far this year, back live in downtown there have been five subway slashings. police say the vast may jo of -- majority of assaults that happened, they happened among
police classify one as being random. live in downtown brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. new this morning, a registered sex offender is back in police custody accused of having sexual conduct with a teenage boy. 48-year-old will be in court this morning in suffolk county. he was arrested early yesterday morning when police say they found him in a car with a 14- year-old boy in a parking lot. he is a level 1 sex offender. happening today, a suspected violent sex offender facing a judge in new jersey. he is due in court today charged with three sex assaults and one attempted over a period of six months in newark and irvington. one of the attacks was on a 13- year-old girl. prosecutors say he attacked the boyfriend of one of his adult victims. the republican presidential
the final debate before the iowa caucuses. donald trump made his presence known despite he wasn't in the building. >> everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly and, ben, you are a terrible surgeon. now that we have gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a teddy bear to me. such a loving relationship in these debates. >> there was still some bite to the debate. marco rubio accused ted cruz of doing whatever it takes to get votes. >> this advertise the lie that ted's campaign is build on. and touched upon it. he is the most conservative guy and everyone else is a rhino. the truth is, ted, throughout this campaign you have been willing to do or say anything to get votes. >> if you ask one more mean question i may to leave the stage. >> the comment about leaving
held a rally to raise money for wounded veterans. >> fox has been extremely nice and the last number of hours actually and they wanted me there. how about now. they called a few minutes ago. i said hasn't it started. >> hillary clinton is leading among the democratic presidential contenders in the newest poll out of iowa. a poll shows clinton leading bernie sanders by three points ahead of the iowa caucus. the candidates are trading off the top spots in recent polls. mayor de blasio heads to iowa where he will campaign for former boss hillary clinton but some members of the democratic party do not expect the mayor's support will help get hillary more vote. several iowa chairman say de blasio causes concern among clinton supporters because it took several months for him to
dave evans will be there for the iowa caucuses. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> today big changes. we have cloudy skies, 37 degrees and snow coming your way probably to the end or after the morning commute. bursts of snow. a colder day. temperatures warm into the low 40s by noontime. showers are popping up in the mountains of pennsylvania, state college. that is a cold front that will slide to us toward the end of the morning commute around 11:00, bursts of snow into the afternoon then the temperature starts falling. the wind picks up out of the northwest and it will feel cold into tonight. so, the berries of huckle will
you like that. >> the berries of huckle. >> huckle land is where they come from. it will be a chilly start to the day. dress warmly. after school you have some snow flurries flying around. weather and traffic every seven minutes. how is it going. issue with path trains journal square suspension going on. this is because of some signal problems. i will tweet that route to you and get it out as soon as possible. the new jersey turnpike interchange 13 traffic moving away from us heading to the goethals bridge. let's go to our map, traffic hold at the goethals has been completed. so, you are free to move across the goethals bridge. we have this accident with us where you are moving slowly on the grand central parkway westbound into the churns interchange. that is an accident in the process of being cleared away. two trains police activity at winthrop. so, it's suspended between franklin and flatbush avenues. alternate side the street parking rules are suspended through monday.
but you have to feed the meters. ken, lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the so- called affluenza teen is in texas juvenile jail this morning but that may not be much longer. he could learn his fate later today. >> plus, the story that generated lots of tweets and comments on our social media pages. we know what caused the sonic booms that rattled homes across the tri-state. stay with us. mom! baby! i love that we're spending the weekend together.
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after he and his mother fled as prosecutor decide whether he violated his probation. he was sentenced to 10 years probation for a wreck that killed four people and injured several others. the navy is taking responsibility for several sonics booms that shook the tri- state area. take a look at this map. that shows all the activity on twitter of people talking about the event. the navy says the boom was caused by testing on an f 35 aircraft like this one. it shook residents from south jersey to long island. >> it was starting to shimmy then the whole bed swayed for a little bit and stopped. >> the plane itself was off the coast of delaware. the u.s. geological survey says nine booms are recorded over a
meteorologist bill evans is joining us with the forecast. >> we have cloudy skies like we have yesterday evening. cloudy skies and a sonic boom that carries a long distance over the curvature of the earth. that's why you could feel the effects of that. we are looking from our roof camera to midtown. we are looking at skies that are cloudy now. 37 degrees. that is warm for the overnight hours. humidity is dry, wind are southwest to calm and we are looking at a pressure that continues to fall. we will look at temperatures right at normal today. 41. we will hit that early, by midday. then the snow comes, wind picks up. temperatures start to drop and the sun is up at 7:09, sets around 5:09 but not much of that. 34 north port and massapequa. hauppauge out to montauk 32. numbers yesterday were in the teens. warmer to start the day today than it was yesterday.
of the southwest and south but this wind really picks up today out of the northwest behind this front showers of snow in western new jersey and western pennsylvania, pittsburgh, cleveland, cincinnati working to state college. so, on our futurecast, we get to noontime, here comes the snow. 38, 39 degrees. 40, 41 eastward. we hit the 41 for a high today about 11:00. then the snow comes in and the temperatures start dropping. then you see this clears out by 7:00, 8:00 tonight. it will be windy and rather cold as we go into tonight and tomorrow. once again, here comes the snow starting around 11:00 here in the western hudson river valley, catskills, northwest new jersey. noontime, 1:00. when we are on at noon we will have that for you. then we clear out tonight. after school, kiddos, snow showers. i don't think it's enough to
snow, blustery and colder. clear, brisk and colder tonight. winds di my anyone. 26 in the city. 18 in the suburbs north and west. sunshine brisk and chilly, high of 38. pretty sunset and sunrise on saturday. sunday we are looking at 46 degrees. maybe a late shower but we will look at maybe actually some snow showers that pop up on saturday evening as you will see on futurecast. there is another little wave that will go by saturday evening that might give us a snow shower. concern e other than that we warm up on sunday then you will see late showers monday and we are into the 50s on tuesday and wednesday. there goes your blizzard snow. that is washed away with the rain on wednesday. >> yeah. >> and we cool down on thursday. >> you are good. >> nice weekend ahead. >> i'm not good. i'm just a reporter. >> just a reporter. >> just doing the job. >> public servant.
>> that was very tony the tiger of you. you are great. >> that was good. >> i have to compete with her. >> well, you know, i spend a lot of time at the weather center and that's what happens. subway status, 2 trains police activity at winthrop. you have all service suspended between franklin and flatbush. journal to newark on path suspended. this is because of signal problems on the amtrak dock bridge. we have new jersey transit not only on time but they are cross honoring with path trains. long island railroad doing okay. grand central parkway at the kew gardens an accident. jackknifed tractor trailer near exit 7-a in the truck lanes. head to the car lanes instead. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered in effect. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a new era for circuit city. the company's surprising
police say they hit the man in the head with a wooden object and took his wallet. the victim is expected to be okay. new video of an elk rescued from the horns of a dilemma. this happened last month but oregon filed life officials just releasing the footage now. the 6 point elk got trapped in snow. the animal was weak and had trouble standing up. the troopers managed to attach a rope to the elk then eventually it was able to run off into the forest. >> you don't want to tick of 06 point elk. >> no. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and our own 6 point elk. >> i was counting on that elk. you count one side, multiply by a little more than that. >> i had a chandelier that had horns. >> really.
>> how many points was the chandelier? [ laughter ] i'm curious. i may want to borrow that. snow showers from western new york state into pennsylvania. they are bursts of snow with the front coming in. this will slide eastward and give us a good shot of snow showers starting around 11:00 today. that's when we will see that coming and spreading eastward. brisk and chilly, warm back up on sunday. weather and traffic every seven minutes. do you have an elk point chandelier. >> i bought it >> consignment [ laughter ] >> there is an elk with a headache. two trains police activity near winthrop. suspended between franklin and flatbush. path trains suspended between journal and newark. signal problems going on.
long island railroad okay. metro north no major problems. grand central parkway parkway west that accident is being cleared away. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended. this will last throughout the weekend but then they are back in effect on monday. in the meantime, the metered rules remain in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> heather, before anyone complains, they shed their horns so if anyone thinks horrible thoughts. >> i'm okay with it. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the price cut coming for uber riders a couple of hours from now. >> a lot of people are talking about may tell's -- matel's decision no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter.
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we are live with the police plan to keep folks safe. >> leads in the disappearance of lauren spierer four years after she vanished. >> we could see snow showers. we will tell you what is in >> i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your it's friday, january 29th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill happy friday. thank you to the person that bought the coffee this morning. thank you very much. thank you, me. i needed that. here is what is happening. we have cloudy skies. snow on the way. the temperatures have been kind of right at our normal afternoon high at 37 degrees. we will look at 39 around laguardia. 35 j.f.k. 31 white plains. 32 long island and 33 bridgeport. later today you see the showers. we are talking about snow showers getting in around 11:00
the afternoon and the temperature drops. the winds pick up. down right cold and blustery this afternoon with the flurries. nothing more than a coating. we will talk about the weekend next. weather and traffic every seven minutes. how is it going? >> an issue with the path trains. service suspended between journal and newark. new jersey transit will cross honor path. no major problems long island railroad. we have metro north doing fine. we have an accident here. check out this crash in queens. this is on the van wyck expressway. you can see one lane is getting by. looks like we have a heavy duty rig. they are trying to get the accident cleared away. looks like that is an oil tanker over here. we have this accident and it's on the van wyck expressway southbound near rockaway boulevard with that crash being cleared. if you are going to jay fk and you normally take the van wyck to get there, this will affect you.
suspended. metered are in effect. we have video of the man accused of attacking a woman on chop her up. the nypd is stepping up spring of slashings. eyewitness news reporter dray brooklyn. >> good morning, ken. one of those subway slashes began with an incident that happened here on the platform at the subway station in downtown brooklyn. the train. 37-year-old ras alula nagarit is accused of slashing a woman with a machete tuesday night. that woman was not seriously hurt. police issued several photos of nagarit two days ago and he turned himself in last night. meanwhile, yesterday, police commissioner william bratton toured several subway stations through midtown. he even rode the train. he is trying to send a message to the millions of commute hers
ride the subway that the entire station is safe and they will beef up patrols by adding more officers, more uniformed officers both on the trains and on the platforms. >> the subway has about 2800 officers assigned to it that one of the benefits of the new srg unit, crc units, those officers, in addition to the train, all of them will be getting training relative to the subways. >> so far there have been five subway slashings. however, the commissioner says the vast majority of the assaults that happened usually happen among individuals that know each other. of the three that happened this week, the police department is classifying one as being a random attack. live in downtown brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you.
the case of a missing college student from westchester more than 4 1/2 years after she disappeared. >> lauren spierer was last seen near indiana university in june of 2011 after a night out with friends. federal agents along with indiana police officers searched a property in connection with her disappearance. investigators took boxes of evidence. it's unclear what connection they have to spierer's disappearance. >> bring her home. [ indiscernible ] that's my one and only goal. >> the compound police were searching belongs to the family of 34-year-old justin wagers, a sex offender currently behind bars for stalking and exposing himself to women. wagers attorney says he has no knowledge of spierer's disappearance. fears surrounding the zika
officials try to get it under control. it is spreading explosively in the americas. one estimate says as many as 4 million people could be infected in the next year. federal regulators are trying to slow blood donations from anyone that traveled to an affected region. >> we have an international population. many of our patients went to home countries during the holidays, thanksgiving, christmas beforeed travel warnings went out. >> there are 31 zika cases in 11 states and washington, d.c. including three in new york city and seven statewide. all state health departments will be reporting cases to the cdc. >> a big relief for commuters. less than two hours away, uber is slashing prices beginning at 7:00 a.m. not everybody is happy. eyewitness news reporter
station. mallory? >> reporter: lori, morning. that's right, taxi cab drivers are not thrilled about this at all. take a look at this breakdown. it's clear this is what uber is planning to do. the uber per mile rate will drop by 15%. the per minute rate drops by 12.5%. new york taxi workers alliance says uber wants to monopolize taxi drivers. they will hold a rally today at noon in long island city. taxis. drivers to protest the cuts. in the race to the bottom, no driver wins. >> it's tough for me sitting out here, no business happening. it's bad. it's tough. so, i think -- the government, the politicians should do more
>> the cuts will begin today at 7:00 this morning. the impact on business, though, remains to be seen. live outside of penn station, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside because this morning we got cloudy skies. we will have snow showers coming your way today and those will start developing around midday. we do have clouds. we will have a nice start to the day really. temperatures are close to our normal average high. and we will look at clouds around the tri-state area, out east, up the hudson river valley. out west on radar is the snow showers from buffalo, rochester, heading to binghamton into pittsburgh and williamsport and state college, pennsylvania. those slide eastward around 11:00, 10:00, 11:00, noontime. temperatures keep dropping into tonight.
today, blustery and cold. dress warmly. it will warm back up this weekend and we will talk about that next. weather and traffic every seven minutes. i see flashing lights in my future. >> this is true. this is the van wyck and i hope if you are heading out the door, you will not get caught in this and see flashing lights in your future. you can see on the southbound side of the van wyck we really only have one lane open at this point on the left. the right lane looks like that may be the exit ramp. we will head to our maps and explain where this is. it is the van wyck south near rockaway boulevard where the accident is. we are looking at path trains. they are suspended between journal and newark. new jersey transit is on or close to schedule. they are cross honoring with the path trains because of this suspension. we have long island railroad, metro north doing fine. 2 trains police activity at winthrop street has been completed. we have alternate side of the street alternate sides suspended but metered in effect.
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welcome back. the fbi released new video to counter the claims of the militiamen killed in oregon did nothing to provoke officers. the video shows robert finicum getting shot and killed by authorities. you see, it happened tuesday during a confrontation on a remote road. he holds out his arms then appears to reach into his jacket. that is when he was shot and killed. he had a loaded handgun. let's check in with bill
>> we will be looking at the chrysler building eastward and at a morning where we start out with temperatures warmer than normal. that is deceiving because later today the winds pick up and colder. we will hit the high temperatures of 41 a couple of degrees warmer than normal by the time we get to noontime today. cloudy before the storm is getting here. 37 degrees which is not far off the normal afternoon high of 39. 54% the humidity and the winds are light. if they are any direction it's south, southwest. normal high is 39. we are going to be looking at temperatures starting out around 32 smithtown to babylon. 29 danbury. 25 toward monticello. 24 andover. now the winds are calm. you can see the wind profiles out of the south, southwest. you can see around the front we will be looking at a cold northwest wind coming in.
trailing front with that. snow showers along that. clippers bring a light amount of snow but a big temperature change. that's what you will see. by the time we get to the afternoon temperature starts falling. 33 monticello. 39 in the park. falling into tonight and then drops off. blustery, windy and cold this afternoon and tonight with windchills in the 20s later on this afternoon. so, we are looking showers getting underway at 10:00 western new jersey. about 11:00 noontime, hudson river valley to the city and jersey shore. burst of snow, blustery and colder. 31. winds diminish after midnight, 26. tomorrow brisk and chilly 38 degrees. the accuweather seven-day forecast, sunshine returning saturday. brisk and chilly. winds die down. sunday sunshine and milder day with 46.
into tuesday. we got 50 tuesday. 56 -- 56 -- >> wow. >> with rain on wednesday. so, the front moves through on wednesday, we will cool back down. temperatures are above normal next week. >> we have a lot of winter left. it's like we had all of winter in a day. >> we did. >> seemed like it, right. >> thank you, bill. let's check in with heather. >> behind me is this accident i have been telling you about on the van wyck going to j.f.k. we only have the left lane open. this is a serious accident that we have going on over here. looks like there maybe an oil tanker involved in this crash. this is just under the overpass. so, this is where it is. on the van wyck south near rockaway boulevard. if you are going to j.f.k. airport, this will affect you, if you normally use the van wyck southbound. we have relief journal square to newark and path trains service resumed but it has resumed with delays. new jersey transit cross
new jersey transit on or close. long island railroad doing okay. two trains back on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. there will be no ground hog day repeat for mayor de blasio on staten island. the mayor leaves for iowa to campaign for presidential candidate hillary clinton and the caucuses. the triple keep him out of town past next tuesday which means he will miss the emergence of the new staten island chuck. the old chuck, you might remember, doesn't exist. he is not here. in 2014 the mayor dropped the ground hog and a week later poor chuck died from internal injuries. mayor de blasio says leaving town is probably the best. >> i think if there were a ground hog union they would ask me to miss ground hog day.
would not be invited to ground hog day. >> last year mayor de blasio also attended the ceremony but was not allowed to hold chuck. the city's plan to relocate carriage horse stables in central park is creating concerns. conservancy says extending the path would increase traffic on overcrowded bridal paths. it would go into 86th street and calls for fewer carriages. >> didn't staten island chuck bite the former mayor. >> did he. >> and bite on bill. yeah. that is an interesting character. >> but we didn't hurt him. >> but you wanted to. >> car may. >> poor chuck. let's have a moment. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the secret
team got a huge show of support. michael phelps all decked out in his olympic medals and a speedo. >> a special programming note. join us for a half hour special on fire safety. simple tips that can safe your life in a fire emergency to very important precautions to escape an active shooter scenario. very important. get your whole family to watch this. eyewitness news anchor bill
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all around the world. there filled with toys to sapphire terry after she requested christmas cards. she was left badly burned in an arson that killed her family members. now the little girl is helping others after two fires near her home left several children without homes. volunteer firefighters are bringing the gifts to those in need. >> sweet kid. nice thing to do. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a group of church workers experience a close encounter with a tornado and it was caught on a surveillance video. >> we have snow flurries on the way a little later this morning. meteorologist bill evans will be back with another look at
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asbury park. we can see the navigationnal buoy in the atlantic. a few show showers are coming our way. they will get here about 11:00 today. temperatures remember warm for -- are warm for this hour of the day. close to the normal high. by the afternoon the temperature drops, winds pick up. light to calm wind. next seven hours, temperature 36 to 35. snow hits, temperatures drop into the afternoon. so, we are looking at about 10:00 to 11:00 start with the snow. she will talk about the mass transit. >> this is correct. we had earlier problems with path trains. that service resumed between journal and newark. some delays there. new jersey transit doing okay. long island railroad. this accident van wyck southbound left lane open. looks like the right lane is open but that center lane
this is the van wyck south near rockaway boulevard. expect delays into j.f.k. airport. we are street cleaning rules suspended. metered are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. the curtain fell for a final time at the movie theater in midtown. it closed with a 10:00 p.m. showing of "star wars: the force awakens" in 3-d. the last chance to see a movie at the single theater in new york city. it opened in 1969. movie fans are sad to see the doors close. >> this is a theater that means a lot to me. one of the first that i came to when i moved to new york about eight years ago. it brings back a lot of emotion being here. the city lost a lot in the last decade or two. >> the theater's lease was not renewed. it had trouble covering the
they will transform it into a ballroom that opens next year. what depth will college basketball fans think to distract an opponent at the free throw line. how about the curtain of distraction. this happened at last night's game between oregon state and arizona state. one of the osu players is at the line and out from behind the curtain appears olympic champion swimmer michael phelps all decked out in swim cap medal speedo. the distraction seemed to work. >> i looked at the oregon state player and they looked at us. then they missed the free throw. couldn't have been better. >> a success. >> phelps is actually a michigan grad but asu students roped him in since he is training in tempe. by the way, the sun devils won