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that the so called public health emergency of international concern has been declared. the zika virus joins a list of other emergencies, including swine flu, ebola, polio resurgence back in 2014. >> and take a look at this sobering statistic, the world health organization estimates there could be up to 4 million cases of zika in north and south america in the next year. eyewitness news' shirlene allicot in the newsroom with our lead story. >> right now 25 countries are affected. the explosive spread of the virus prompting an international sos if you will. they are doing this in order to ramp up the money and the efforts to stop the outbreak, and begin research for a possible vaccine. >> reporter: an emergency meeting of independent experts was held in geneva this morning. the goal, to assess the outbreak after noting a suspicious link between zika's arrival in brazil last year and a surge in the number of babies
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heads. they decided what to do next, and the consensus was clear. >> the committee advised that the microcephaly and other neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event and a public health threat to other parts of the world. >> reporter: world health organization director dr. margaret chan says the possible link is strongly suspected, though not yet scientifically proven. >> even the causes of microcephaly alone is sufficient to declare because of this heavy burden on parents, on mothers, and on the community and society. >> reporter: w. h. o. officials say it could be six to nine months before science proves or disproves any connection but with the possibility of 4 million cases of the virus turning up in the americas in
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>> can you imagine do all this work now, and wait until the scientific evidence comes out, then people will say that why didn't you take action. >> reporter: this emergency does not call for a travel ban. they found no public justification for that restriction. public women should avoid affected areas if possible. new york health officials say they plan to check mosquitoes in new york city, long island and the lower hudson valley to help prevent zika virus from showing up here. david. >> thank you. to read more about the zika virus, including the symptoms and cases in new york, go to abc7ny.com. an nypd lieutenant is out of the hospital after being stabbed during a confrontation in brooklyn this morning. news copter 7 was over the scene on 18th and prospect heights. officers responded to a call about an emotionally disturbed woman. the woman managed to stab the
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a knife before she was sub died died -- subdued. >> i just moved in, and i don't socialize with people. >> the suspect is a 44-year-old woman. charges are ending. the lieutenant needed five stitches on his arm. a tragic deadly accident in long island. a 12-year-old girl killed while crossing the street on her way to school. she was hit by a vehicle in elmont county. the driver of the vehicle stopped and is being questioned by police. no charges have been filed. witnesses say the driver may have been speeding. we'll have more on that part of the story coming up at 4:30. well, from long island to new jersey, now where police in burrget county are investigating a murder. while police have not revealed details about the victim or any suspects, they did shut down several businesses in the area. as soon as we learn more from
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we will of course pass it along to you. just a little further south from edge water, another murder to tell owe about. this happened -- tell you about. this one happened in hock woken. a body -- hoboken. he had been shot in the chest. he was declared dead at the scene. this is the first homicide in hoboken since 2008. some neighbors say they moved to the neighborhood because of the reputation for low crime rates. there have been no arrests so far: now to iowa, and we are only a few hours away from the first votes being cast in tonight's caucuses. the big questions, will front runners donald trump, and hillary clinton end up on top when the night is over. or can ted cruz or bernie sanders pull off an upset. and how will chris christie do. political reporter dave evans is in des moines for us. dave. >> david, of course the state of iowa awfully important in the primary process because it is the first state to vote as
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if you look at the number of delegates, not that many. on the democratic side, 52 52 52 -- 52 delegates will be awarded. not big numbers. iowa, it's all about first impressions. >> reporter: after all the rallies across iowa, and at least $33 million on tv ads, it is finally time to vote. donald trump wrapped up with a big rally this afternoon, where he was still crowing over his no show at last week's debate. >> so this is it. it's crunch time, right. >> surprisingly, a third of iowa voters say they are still undecided and could change their vote tonight. that's bad news for ted cruz who has been slipping here lately. >> i suggest to you that today, now that we're at caucus day, show time is over. show time is over. >> reporter: governor christie even ridiculed the front runner at one event. later christie told us his shot
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>> you know donald has been a friend and supporters of mine for a long time, so yeah, i always poke fun at him, and he pokes fun at me. we're friends. you can do that. >> reporter: hillary clinton spent this morning thanking volunteers and she seemed to take a shot at bernie sanders and what some democrats call his unrealistic vision for america. >> i know how you get things done. i am a progressive who wants to make progress and actually produce real results in people's lives. that's what i'm offering. i'm not overpromising. >> i think our message is resonating throughout this country. >> reporter: and with voters here in iowa today, we heard firsthand the tug and pull within the democratic party. >> i'm a hillary supporter just because i like bernie sanders, i do. i'm a democrat. but i feel like right now the country probably isn't ready for the kind of politics that he's putting forward. >> reporter: what in your opinion is wrong with hillary clinton? >> i feel really bad answering that. i think she's too engrained in the system.
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>> reporter: and there is yet another new poll out tonight. it shows on the republican side donald trump pulling further away from ted cruz. that is on the republican side. of course on the democratic side, it is simply too close to call. today's poll shows bernie sanders ever so slightly ahead of hillary clinton. back to you in new york now liz and david. >> dave, new york city's mayor de blasio is in iowa to support hillary clinton. what specifically is he doing there today? >> reporter: well, he has been here for several days now. he came here this weekend. he has been campaigning with his wife, campaigning with several hundred volunteers from new york. i'm surprised that the mayor of new york city would parade voters in iowa. mayor de blasio today saying he would do anything for hillary. >> come out here with a team of volunteers from new york city. we have knocked 1800 doors since friday, our whole team, and we are very proud of that.
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any other state, it is about having the one-on-one conversation, and really convincing people. >> reporter: and of course mayor de blasio was the manager of hillary clinton's senate campaign in 1999 and 2000. he was going to stay here in iowa campaigning for her tomorrow, but he's leaving tonight. we have a blizzard headed toward iowa, could dump 8 to 12 inches on this state we think perhaps tomorrow. dave evans channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, dave. just how important are the iowa caucuses. on the democratic side, the last four candidates to win iowa have gone onto win their party's nomination. but on the republican side, the last two caucus winners lost the gop nomination. rick santorum defeated mitt romney but by only 34 votes. still lots of attention focused on who will win tonight, and of course we'll have the results from the caucuses on eyewitness news at eleven, and all evening at abc7ny.com. liz.
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information today about the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia last may that killed 8 people. according to documents released today by the ntsb, brian bostian, the train's engineer has a very foggy memory of that derailment. he told investigators that he was not using his cell phone when the crash occurred. the train's data recorder shows that it reached a speed of 106 miles per hour when the emergency brake was activated and then the speed dropped to only 102 as bostian entered a sharp curve. personal injury attorney who viewed the documents talked about them today. >> nowhere is there any justification for brandon bostian's wreck lest decision to accelerate -- reckless decision to accelerate to 106 miles per hour. >> as we learn about that derailment, there was another incident involving amtrak along the same set of tracks. windows were shattered on a high speed train headed from washington to new york last night.
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that the damage was caused by rocks. some passengers noticed the problem after telling the conductors, they snapped photos and posted them on social media. you can see them right there. >> i heard a loud thump, and it was like loud enough where it was alarming, not only to me but to the woman who was sitting next to me. we didn't, you know, we didn't know if the train ran over something or where it came from. >> police did come on board the train at the metro park station in wood bridge to investigate. they're now trying to figure out who was responsible. david? well, the wall street driver charged in a deadly crash that left comedian tracy morgan in a coma pled not guilty in court this afternoon: kevin roper arraigned on charges stemming in the 2014 accident on the new jersey turnpike. he was driving a tractor- trailer when he crashed into the back of morgan's limo, killing morgan's friend and fellow comedian james mcnair.
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coverage over the case has hurt his client's changes. >> we wouldn't be filing it if we weren't optimistic that it had merit. >> roper is due back in court in new brunswick on april 15th. stocks on wall street kicking the trading week off with mixed results. stocks managed to recover from big losses early in the trading day. investors are still concerned, however, by the volatile price of oil in china's troubled economy. here's a live look at the big board. the dow dropped about 17 points, closing at and coming up on eyewitness news first at four, what happened when they were on the run. we're learning dramatic new details inside the three fugitives from california, and their week on the run. we now now the incredible turn of events that prompted one escapee to finally turn himself in. plus, when she saw an officer speeding by, this driver took it upon herself to pull that officer over. wait until you see what happened next.
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trump might have another battle to fight with singer adele. we're going to tell you why the british singer spokesperson is talking about american politics today. and it feels like an april shower on this first day of february. mild out here. light rainfall. very little snow left. it's just a little rain. we have a lot of rain in the middle of the week. here's your seven on seven, if you're headed out. watch for a couple showers. have your umbrella the next few hours. we'll i've been a turkey farmer my whole life... and i raise turkey for shady brook farms . we don't use growth-promoting antibiotics, that's just the way things should be done. that's important to me.
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it is 4:14. time to take a look at the ride home on this monday. we are learning about a problem
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the northbound tube is closed for an accident which means the west side highway could start to see some big delays as a result of that. right now, it is 30 minutes at the outbound lincoln, and 20 minutes at the outbound highland, and for now, no delays at the george washington bridge. well, dramatic details this afternoon about the escape of three inmates from a prison in california. today, investigators say that after the three inmates escaped, they kidnapped a cab driver, and physically fought over whether or not to kill that person. that argument prompted one of the escapee bac duong to flee with the driver before turning back to police. a teacher accused of helping the three inmates escape from jail has avoided criminal charges. investigators say he -- the district attorney says for now, he is not filing charges
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>> we have requested further investigation of the sheriff's department concerning her case. at this time, we have insufficient evidence to charge her with any crime. >> all three of the inmates are now back in prison after escaping more than a week ago. they are being arraigned on new charges this afternoon. hundreds of new york city uber drivers are demonstrating today or actually were demonstrating. they protested recent price cuts outside uber's headquarters in queens today that resulted in less money for them. some drivers are shutting off their cell phones for 24 hours which of course would shut down service on the uber app. >> now we have to work at least 20 hours more to make up the difference because it's not a lot of business out there right now, because uber has a lot of competition. >> uber says the price cuts actually led to an increase in ridership over the weekend. the company has roughly 30,000
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well, the centers for disease control today announced that the e. coli outbreak line of line of -- linked to the chipotle restaurant seemed to be over. what caused the outbreak is still unknown. no deaths have been reported so far. now begins the process of winning back customers and to do that, chipotle is planning deep discounts for the upcoming super bowl weekend. let's turn to weather right now, 53 degrees out there. remember the code of tundra disaster. and look what it's been replaced with. >> it's incredible. the first week of february last year, 34, 26, about 5 inches of snow in the first couple of days. big turn around here. big flip, guys. we have light rain showers out here right now. you'll need your umbrella. it's nothing terribly heavy. i don't think it's going to stifle the evening commute, a couple wet spots on area roadways, and as we go through later tonight, and the
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little bit of black ice. let's look at central park. imagine the completely bare ground. just in the shaded areas, you have some snow pack. 53 degrees right now. the humidity is moderate, and that's why it looks actually worse on radar than it is at the ground right now. just some light rain. northwest winds kicking in, the cold front is moving through, and the high shy of 60 with the sun during the early afternoon hours. you're 20 degrees above average. last february was the third coldest february. this one isn't starting out that way. 53 in old bridge. 54 in rumsen. a fairly mild evening, though it's a little bit damp, the rain threat will go through maybe 8:00 or 9:00. after that, you'll have breaks in the clouds later on. wake up to partly to mostly cloudy skies. cooler and dryer, but still very pleasant even for early february. you can see on radar, a band of rainfall from i-95 through new
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steady rain getting toward union city, edge water, weehawken. a little steadier toward the philly area, and monmouth ocean, middle sex county. . this bubble high is going to build in from canada and give us a great day tomorrow with cooler clearing. that's just an interruption in our stormy pattern. there's the storm, and dave evans alluded to it, the big snow and rain a close call for iowa. it won't happen until later tonight thankfully, but there's in. they have blizzard warnings which will go into the morning hours for wednesday. for us, it's showers that go through the overnight. i mean, we're talking the next four or then they're offshore. clearing will start to come in. we have a bright sunny day tomorrow, and here comes the storm from the west. instead of snow for us, it's lifting to the north. the big snow over the great lakes and into canada. we get the warm side of the storm which is a good soaking. i think there's probably rain first thing wednesday morning.
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heavier for the afternoon hours. in your accuweather forecast, clearing late down to 38. watch for black ice in the suburbs. million tomorrow, mostly sunny -- more tomorrow. mostly sunny and a couple showers coming in by dawn. the timing is going to be awful close. we'll see if you're damp for the morning commute on wednesday, and is there some flooding possible in spots in the afternoon hours. our big ticket item is that wednesday storm, and then we'll let you know what's going on late week spot upcoming weekend. on monday, it's good to talk about the weekend, and of course ground hog day. we have to share the day with our favorite pet prognosticator tomorrow. >> it's nice that you tall it a pet prognosticator, as opposed to a rodent. very givingly. >> i've grown over the years. i've now embraced it. >> thanks. and still to come on eyewitness news first at four, disturbing story out of virginia, two college students facing criminal charges for the death of a 13-year-old girl. today we are learning more
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. authorities in britain have given scientists approval to conduct experiments where they will try to modify human embryos. the goal of the work is to try to understand human fertility.
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the rules call for the modified embryos to be destroyed after seven days. this is the first time a country has given permission to do this type of work. singer adele raising a sour note in the race for president. she is not happy one of the candidates named donald is using her song at a campaign event. >> in the depths of your despair >> a representative for the singer says she has not given donald trump's campaign permission to use her songs at his rallies, and some adele fans have expressed anger at hearing the songs at trump's events. the rep says she hasn't given permission to use her music in any political campaign for that matter. she is a golden globe winner and as of this weekend, a sag award winner. actress brie larson is among the favorites to win best actress at this year's oscars. the role that got her there wasn't an easy one for her to play. entertainment reporter sandy kenyon has more with the start. >> reporter: another weekend, another win for the star of
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from her union, the screen actors guild on saturday night. if this seems like an overnight success story, well, it was actually 15 years in the making. >> i'm really grateful to have had so much life, so many trials and tribulations. >> reporter: this period of her life began with mark wahlberg as the gambler. >> if i have to pull you into an inappropriate relationship to get you out of your job, i'm ready to go. >> reporter: she was his student in the movie. but playing a mom confined to one small room proved to be the breakout role for brie larson her son was born in the room. his biological father is their captor. >> it took eight months to work on this, i just focused on creating her. >> reporter: the actress lost weight and stayed indoors to get the complexion of a shutin just right.
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sunlight, you really feel a difference. you feel rather sad. and spending so much time thinking and talking about sexual trauma was another thing that started to weigh heavy on me. >> reporter: despite all that, larson told me creating a character is a lot more comfortable for her than all of this. >> putting on heels, wearing makeup, talking about this movie, like continuing to be a social person when i really like to retreat and be inside is a really new experience, but so valuable. it's so valuable for the shy kid to try something new. >> reporter: i'm sandy kenyon, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> she was really good. >> yes. >> good advice for all of us, too. try something new. coming up on eyewitness news, tragedy near a school. a 12-year-old girl struck and killed by a car. what police say she was doing moments before it happened and what witnesses are saying about the driver. plus license plates being used to fight crime. it's a new tool police are using, but is it working.
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now, new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news. recapping our top stories, the world health organization calling the zika virus an international public health emergency. and just within the last 20 minutes, governor cuomo announcing that there will be free zika testing in new york state for anyone who is showing symptoms and may have traveled to impacted countries. and we are now less than four hours away from the first votes in the presidential race. the iowa caucuses are tonight, and the candidates are spending these final hours trying to sway undecided voters. political reporter dave evans will have another update from iowa coming up on eyewitness news at 5:00. we're going to begin this half hour with new details surrounding the death of a 12- year-old girl on long island. she was struck and killed by a car in a school near elmont. >> police originally said
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witnesses thought the driver was speeding. kristin thorne is in elmont with the details. >> reporter: witnesses tell us the 7th grade girl was crossing her with her twin sister and another friend when she was hit. and you're right, initially we heard from police that they did not believe speed was a factor. just a few hours ago, a witness came forward and said they did see the car that hit her speeding. this all happened around 7:30 this morning. police say the 38-year-old driver from far rockaway stayed at the scene. he allegedly hit the 12-year- old girl as she was crossing busy elmont road to get to school this morning. police say she was not walking in the crosswalk, and the light was not red. meaning traffic was coming toward her at the time. witnesses say they saw her body thrown about 50 feet. she suffered severe internal injuries, and was pronounced dead about an hour later at a local hospital. >> she was crossing with a group of three friends, and the two friends made it across, but
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the last girl just didn't make it, and the car was driving pretty fast for my opinion. beeped his horn, but it wasn't enough. >> reporter: no charges have been filed against the driver, but again, police say that could change depending upon the course of their investigation. coming up on eyewitness news at six, you'll hear from parents who say their really needs to be a crossing guard along this road. we're live in elmont, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. also in long island, one police department's new crime fighting tool is taking criminals off the streets. police say they have made dozens of arrests and handed out thousands of violations, all thanks to license plate readers. the cameras have viewed 15 million plates in 90 days, equal to 2000 plates per minute. >> since the inception of this project, we have impounded 548 vehicles, 2008 summons have been issued.
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returned to the owners and 25 persons arrested. >> officials say the cameras helped them track down a man wanted for burglarizing several churches in nassau county. the state of new york ordering increased security at homeless shelters in manhattan after two recent stabbings. one of them deadly. 62-year-old devin black was stabbed to death on january 27 january 27th inside the boulevard homeless shelter in east harlem. over the weekend, there was a stabbing at a men's homeless shelter in midtown. the state has ordered investigators into both of those attacks. police are still searching for mr. black's killer. disturbing details about the death of a 13-year-old girl. the teen, a rising track star in virginia, her body found in north carolina. what's more troubling, police arresting two virginia tech students in the case. channel 7 eyewitness news' megan hughes has more on the investigation. >> reporter: good evening, the suspects won't appear in court until the end of march.
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how the victim and suspect knew each other. >> 18-year-old virginia tech engineering student david eisenhower appeared in court charged with the premedicated murder of nicole lovell. >> we have determined that eisenhaur and nicole were acquainted prior to her disappearance. >> reporter: 19-year-old natalie keepers also arraigned today is facing charges of transporting or concealing a dead after police arrested eisenhaur saturday morning for abduction, they found lovell's body 80 miles away in north carolina. her family says she pushed a dresser against her drawer and climbed out her window wednesday. her daughter was bullied online and at school. she was a liver transplant recipient who needed daily medication. >> she was always the cutest little thing. >> reporter: the investigation continues with police searching a pond on the virginia tech
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in court documents, eisenhaur reportedly claimed i believe the truth can set me free. eisenhaur was a high school track star with big aspirations. his high school principal is shocked. >> very pleasant young man. very goal driven. focused on academics and also was very focused on running. >> reporter: eisenhaur's parents live in a quiet maryland neighborhood. they moved to the area from washington state within the past few years. >> it's always surprising when you hear something like this. >> reporter: one outstanding question, how was lovell killed. court documents indicate a firearm was not used. in washington, megan hughes, channel 7 eyewitness news. there is a growing dispute over a mural in newtown high school, the image of a dream catcher was painted as a tribute to the victims of the sandy hook shooting, but school administrators worry that some would be upset by the image. although the image was changed to accommodate the concerns, the newtown superintendent ordered it covered with plaster board.
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trying to get the mural uncovered. well, a disturbing report out of europe today. 10,000 migrant children are currently unaccounted for, and it's not clear how many have become victims of how many trafficking. more than a million migrants have entered europe in the last year. many refugees from syria fleeing the threat of isis. many of the migrants were unaccompanied minors who have since disappeared. claims of police brutality, coming up on eyewitness news. why people are saying police went too far when trying to stop a fight in front of a store.
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a space at the western wall for mixed gender and nonorthodox jews. right now, men and women must pray separately. the new prayer space will be along the southern edge of the western wall and will take more than a year to fill. it's a remnant of the ancient jewish temple complex which many say is the holiest sight in the jewish religion. a police officer is accused of pushing a teenager through a plate glass window. dramatic video was released showing two teens fighting. the teen is black, the other teen involved in the fight and the officer were both hispanic. some of the community say that the officer's actions were racially motivated. >> the young black man is the only one they grabbed, threw through the window. >> i backed away from the dude after the police told me to get up, and he grabbed me and through me through the window for no reason. i didn't resist arrest. >> my officer did not body slam him to the window.
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conducting its own investigation. the chief says that the findings will be sent to the district attorney's office for a review. well, a man is counting his blessings after being rescued by a group of nuns. this is what happened. the 75-year-old man was chopping down trees in the woods behind his home in massachusetts when he suddenly became trapped under a fallen tree. well, a nun who lives nearby was walking in the woods, saying her daily prayers when she spotted the guy. she then ran back to the abby to get help from fellow nuns. >> the nuns found them after hearing the calls for help. they went out and investigated and found where he was, and they had to come back out and tell somebody. >> the patient told us himself he's been there two hours, and was lucky somebody heard him screaming for help. >> firefighters ended up freeing the man. he remains in the hospital with leg injuries and hypothermia, but grateful to be alive. >> this is awfully dark video there. >> i know. still to come, a police officer forced to stop on the side of a highway.
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speeding, and then questioned him. and now we're hearing from her after this video was released. and film maker michael
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g a scary case of road rage caught on camera. a truck driver in las vegas whips out a gun on a motorcycle rider. the biker was wearing a go pro on his helmet and caught the incident.
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bikers were riding next to each other for some time. words were exchange, and you can see the truck driver and biker decide this is how this is going to go down. the driver pulls out a gun, points it at one of the motorcyclists and police now investigating the incident. well, just in time for valentine's day, the bronx zoo is giving you a chance to name a roach after the one that you love, or maybe not love. the name a roach event returns to the zoo for the 5th 5th straight year. i love this thing. people are invited to name a madagascar hissing roam for a 10-dollar donation, your loved one or not so loved one, or someone you really don't like will get a certificate featuring the name of the roach, and some chocolates. not everyone is a fan of the idea. >> i'm sorry, i think it's kind of disgusting. to name a roach after someone, i mean, i would not want a roach named after me. if someone did that to me, i
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>> i totally see her point. >> she's so official. don't do this. >> zoo officials say love is kind of like a coach. it can be elusive and resilient and frightening to a lot of people. that's according to the zoo. apparently some 10,000 roaches have been named. >> is that right? >> listen, anything for the zoo. >> anything for the zoo. exactly. >> we'll end it on that one. anything for the zoo, and the kids. it's for the kids ladies and gentlemen. so let's talk about the weather! it's nice. it's warm. it's a little odd. >> yes, and it will take us through the middle of the week. there's a pattern flip after the first 8 or 10 days of february. we're in a lull. it's like a february thought that started in late january here. here we go for the next 8 or 10 days where we have temperatures above average, and things will get colder again. outside tonight, we have a little light rain. doesn't seem to be slowing down in the george washington bridge. visibility is still good.
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intensity of the prescription. the fact that we can see that far means the rain isn't that heavy. 53 degrees, mild as we go into the evening hours. you don't need lots of layers here. the snow depth, going from the storm which is nearly 7 inches of snow, and here's a february preview. we start the month averaging 39 degrees. obviously way above that by 20 today. the average high by the end of the month is 45. average snowfall 9 inches and the highlights, ground hog day tomorrow, and the sunset on the last day, 5:36 in the evening. what a flip, in the first four days of february, these are our highs, today 59. forecasting 48 tomorrow and 50s as we go through the middle of the week, and last year we had snow the first couple of days. hanging in the 20s on the 3 3rd and around normal on the 4 4th. big time flip. the plan is doing a nice job, showing a shower the next four or five hours max. numbers dropping through the 40s in the suburbs later tonight. mid-30s means icy spots tomorrow morning. otherwise bright sunshine, should be nice.
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a lot cooler and dryer. a cooler feel than today. still a pretty day with deep blue sky and clouds roll in tomorrow night. radar and satellite, the steadier rainfall getting into central and southern new jersey right now. once again, not much going on north and west. there will be some periods of rain that could last four or five hours. future cast showing that, numbers will be in the upper 30s and mid-40s. by morning, a little chill in the air. below freezing off to the north and west. a little bit of black ice, 37 in the city. 35 ivy, and 33 in belmar. warming in the upper 40s to 50s in a couple spots tomorrow afternoon. the clouds will start to roll in on wednesday. i think the morning commute, already some rain drops will be falling, especially from the city on, but it shouldn't be too heavy. it's getting wet out. the heaviest rain will come in during the afternoon into the early evening hours, and it will quickly move away after probably about 8:00 or 9:00 tonight. in terms of rainfall amounts, i think we're going to be close to that inch amount, across much of the area.
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looking at 48 degrees. on wednesday, with the heavy rain centered around the evening commute, localized flooding, the record high, by the way, 64 degrees. so i think we at least have a shot at 60. later in the week, thursday is nice. over the weekend looks okay. might be a snow shower on sunday. would think sometimes next week might be a threat of a coastal storm. right now, looking at a rainstorm on wednesday. >> more rain to wash away the rain and snow. we like that. thanks lee. this is what's trending on monday, iowa caucus driving lots of traffic, and so is the water crisis in flint, michigan. michael moore writing an open letter on his facebook page urging people to stop sending water to michigan. he says that is only a quick fix. he says what is needed is a long-term solution to that lead tainted water, and the immediate removal of the governor, governor rick snyder along with any official who turned a blind eye to the problem.
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officials failed the citizen at just about every turn. a hockey player known for his fighting skills and his skating skills ended up as the mvp at the nhl all star game in nashville. it's a real rocky story. most hockey analysts thought john scott did not belong at the game in the first place. he has five goals in his entire career and 500 penalty minutes and he had been sent down to the minors. the fan voted him in as a joke. scott scored two goals in the game's new 3 on 3 format. as mvp, he shared in the winnings and got a new van, perfect for his growing family. how cool is that. >> awesome. >> they sent him to newfoundland today, too. he's gone. >> the crowd was screaming for him. mvp. it can happen. a car maker bringing back the deloran made famous in the back to the future trilogy. if you can't afford that, maybe
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russian manufacturer has made a deloran drone. this came out a little while ago but is now resurfacing with word that the real thing is going back into limited production. they're very expensive. something around a hundred grand plus. >> where they're going, we don't need roads. >> that's a good makers, too, while we're at it. a colorado deputy was captured on an elevator camera getting his whip nae nae on. he gets a fellow officer to join in until someone else shows up. tony, how are you. >> good. >> play time over, right. >> i love her smile. >> his head is nodding a little bit. >> look at the head bounce. >> deputy sheriff tony is well
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very professional, but obviously he has a lighter side as well. and oh, yeah, he is retiring, so why not have a little fun while you're at it. see what happens in our elevators that we don't know about. i can see lee and liz doing this impact same thing. -- exact same thing. >> there's no way i'm dancing. that's awesome. >> as always, check out the trend online. abc7ny.com and send us your trend ideas using the hash tag, the trend. >> we should do that in our elevator. it would be fun. >> you go first. i'll be there in a minute. >> i'm in. >> okay. cool. all right. and coming up on eyewitness news first at four, a driver flipping a script on a police officer. we're hearing from the woman who pulled over the officer and how she was able to do it. and here's a the delays at the hudson river crossings. 30 minutes outbound and 20 minutes inbound at the lincoln tunnel. no delays at the george washington bridge. and a quick look right now at the long island expressway in queens where there's an
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a woman managed to turn the tables on a police officer. she got the driver, the officer to pull over on a busy highway for speeding, and it was all caught on camera. >> she not the officer -- got the officer to pull over for speeding. now for the first time, we are hearing from the woman. she was able to stop the officer. tim flier has the story. >> reporter: an afternoon on a highway took an interesting turn for a police officer. >> the reason i pulled you over, and i'm asking you to come over and have a conversation is because i saw you since miller drive when you were first jumping onto the palmetto, and you were pushing
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>> reporter: claudia castillo turning into citizen officer castillo. she says she was running errands for work when a miami- dade squad car allegedly sped by her so fast it shook her car. >> it scared the daylights out of me. he woke me up. >> reporter: castillo then deciding to follow the officer until she could get him to pull over. the officer getting out of his car thinking she had an emergency. until she started to question him. >> you were leaving me behind, and i was going 80 miles an hour, and i just wanted to know what's the emergency? >> i don't know how fast i was going. but i can tell you this, i'm on my way to work right now. i don't believe i was speeding. >> reporter: castillo says she also sped up, but only for a few moments to see how fast the officer was going. her cell phone, apparently rigged up here as she started video taping the chase. she says she didn't do this to cast a shadow over this officer or law enforcement. >> they're not bad guys, but they are held to certain principles. >> reporter: the video which
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showing the officer apologizing, and the two coming to somewhat of a solution. >> i apologize, and i'll be sure to slow down, ma'am. >> all right. >> reporter: miami-dade police say its investigating the incident. tim flier, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> first of all, i think that officer is awesome. who would presume they weren't rushing to some emergency. i feel like there's more to that story. >> lots of questions. there's still much more news ahead. the best discounts in the month of february, and that means valentine's day deals. eyewitness news at five begins right now: now, new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news. the zika virus now multiplying so quickly, the world health organization declaring a global emergency. and moments ago, new york state making a big announcement to try to protect against the virus. first rising crime in the
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in decades, the guardian angels back on patrol trying to stop the knife slashings that have plagued the trains. i'm bill ritter in for sade baderinwa baderinwa. >> still they say they will monitor the platforms and trains because of the increase in subway slashings. >> the problem so worrying, he wants to ban career criminals from the trains. how do cops do that. >> reporter: eyewitness news reporter, darla miles is live in washington heights with more for us. >> reporter: well, diana, this is one of the sights of the one of the recent subway slashings, and the guardian angels say they know they're not cops, but they are prepared to break up fights and detain anyone breaking the law until police arrive. and as for bratton, he says if you're a career criminal, you may need to find another way around town. >> we're increasing the visual presence, the deterrent factor.
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of mind, they need to step it up themselves. >> reporter: the guardian angels stepping into columbus circle subway station monday morning. >> we knead a commitment to reup our patrols in the sub ways in the day and night because of the incredible number of slashings taking place. >> reporter: this comes after two more slashings over the weekend. a 31-year-old man was slashed at the 110 street station in central park after a woman he argued with asked a friend to retaliate by slashing the victim in the face. a 21-year-old man was slashed across his right hand during an attempted robbery at the 155th 155th street station in st. nicholas. police say he tried to grab the knife. the suspect demanded his cell phone sunday evening around 8:30. >> it's been happening a lot lately, downtown and other burros, too. >> reporter: even though the nypd increased their presence
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