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the miniseries thaw didn't know. >> reporter: elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> looks great. the casting incredible i think on this captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e-mail: comments@captioncolorado.com now "eyewitness news" this morning. it's 4:30. hillary clinton's campaign is claiming victory over the caucuses, but the margins were paper thin with bernie sanders coming in a close second place. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and this great nation.
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cruz emerged victoria with donald trump finishing second place and marco rubio right on trump's heels in third. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on groundhog day with this exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here we go. it will be clear, a lot of sunshine with a temperature of 40 degrees. 29 around caramel, 36 news city. temperatures are cooler than yesterday. these numbers at this hour of the day are way warmer than normal this time of year. it will be another above
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heavy rain and wind is possible. heather is looking at your commute. >> good morning. happy tuesday as well. you can expect delays. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north. we had fire department activity here. 68 street closed down between 2nd and first. we're checking out your ride to the outbound side of the george washington bridge under the apartments with construction getting into the lower level. the inbound george washington bridge, the lower level is closed down with construction. as we take a look at this picture, you can see the lower level, no cars there, but the upper level is not doing too badly as you go across the span. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. in just the last half hour, hillary clinton's campaign declared victory in the iowa caucuses. the iowa democratic party issued a statement saying
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lead. this is the closest iowa democratic caucus in history. greg clark is live downtown brooklyn with the latest. dray? >> reporter: it was a fight to the finish. hillary clinton, a brand name in congress versus bernie sanders, a man who doubted early on. last night, he showed he has some staying power. hillary clinton's camp waited until almost 4:00 a.m. to claim victory. the campaign statement says "clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates." still the dead heat finish is a far cry from ten months ago when she was far ahead. >> as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa!
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it as a message from voters. >> it is just too late for establishment politics and establishment economics. >> reporter: on the republican side, victory was more clear cut. >> god bless the great state of iowa! >> reporter: for ted cruz, iowa was great as he beat donald trump by 6200 votes. that's despite the expected higher turnout. >> to god be the glory. >> reporter: no glory for trump facing cruz' momentum and renewed ringleader. >> we'll go on to get the republican nomination and easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. >> hillary clinton can never be
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anyone who lies to the families of people who have lost their lives in the service of this country, could never be commander in chief of the united states. >> reporter: so now it's onto the new hampshire primary where polls show donald trump has a sizable lead over the other candidates and on the democratic side, bernie sanders has a solid showing over hillary clinton. now with governor martin o'malley out of the race, some feel o'malley supporters may lean toward sanders. we'll see what happens next week. dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, dray. "good morning america" will pick up live coverage from iowa with a team of reporters beginning at 7:00 following "eyewitness news." 4:30 anded son of the former chief of staff of new york city sits behind bars charged which manslaughter being held on half million dollars bail in new jersey. edge water police say he
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while that teen and four other people tried to rob him sunday night. the news surprised neighbors. >> i come and go all day long and have never seen anything. it's very quiet until now. >> his mother served as an aide in politics. an nypd lieutenant is waking up at home this morning after being stabbed in a confrontation in brooklyn. officers responded to a call in prospect heights about an emotionally disturbed woman. she stabbed him in the left arm before other officers took him down. today marks four years since an unarmed bronx teen was killed in his grandmother's home during a drug investigation. now the 18-year-old's mother
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mayor de blasio saying they have taken too long to fire the officer. a second grand jury cleared him of criminal charges. police proceedings are on hold pending a federal probe. 4:36, and service is back on track this morning for metro- north commuters after a night of frustration all due to police activity at the new york botanical garden in the bronx. "eyewitness news" reporters experienced this and posted video of it on facebook last night. trains on the harlem and new haven line were delayed up to an hour in both directions. this morning, all systems are ready to go. time is 4:37. you are never more than 7 minutes away with weather and traffic. >> reporter: let's take a look at our camera and look south and at a nice morning. we'll have a clear sky, sunshine, and a gray day.
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cooler today, but it is still going to be a mild day by february 2nd standards. we'll be looking at clear skies right now. back to our south and west, we'll watch a storm that will cut up through canada bringing us rain as we go into tomorrow morning and during the day. so enjoy today. we've got a lot of sunshine. looking at 45 to 47 degrees by noontime. 49 this afternoon. that temperature still rung 10 degrees warmer for this time of year. the train strangling rain tomorrow. still talking about trains? >> no, this is the staten island expressway going into new jersey. you can't do that right now. this is because of this -- let's head to the maps.
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bridge has been reopened as of 4:30 in the morning, so you can always go to the bayonne bridge or go down to the outer bridge if you are coming from the area south. the gothles bridge is closed until 5:00 a.m. four trains track work at grand concourse so you are stranded between 86 and grand concourse as a result. so 68 street is closed between 2nd and 1st because of ongoing fire department activity. think about that one as you travel on the east side. george washington bridge going outbound underneath the apartments with construction heading towards the lower level and inbound side lower level closed with construction. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, ken, over to you. we learn new details about the dramatic rescue of a firefighter on staten island overnight. >> and we also have new information about the escaped prisoners in california.
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did to a taxi driver right after they broke out of jail. >> hundreds turn out for a rally at the university of albany in support of three black women who say a group of men and women attacked them. >> the world health organization is calling the zika virus virus an international emergency. coming up, how new york is respon in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives,
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fire crews had to race, this time to save one of their own. take a look at this video from last night money what you can see are crews racing to put out the flames as family members in the home were able to escape the fire that started in the basement. at least five firefighters were injured in that firefight. a probationary firefighter had to be rescued after falling through the floor then into the basement. he was taken to staten island university hospital north being treated for second and third degree burns covering 5% of his body. >> we had a probationary firefighter collapse and fell into fire. he was rescued by members of rescue 5, taken to the hospital. >> reporter: that firefighter
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but he is expected to be okay. mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. it's 4:43 and the health department is offering free testing of the zika virus after people have traveled to any of the virus zones. it is now being called an international emergency. new yorkers who want to be tested should see their own physician. bill cosby will ask a pennsylvania judge to dismiss the only case still against him in pennsylvania. they struck a deal not to prosecute him so he could testify in the civil lawsuit. cosby admitted in the testimony he gave the woman three pills before engaging in what he calls consensual sex acts. new prosecutors use cosby's old
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against him in december. new development in the jail break story. three recaptured inmates made their first court appearance on new charges yesterday. from that, we learn that the men kidnapped a taxi driver and fought over whether to kill him after breaking out of jail in orange county. they decided to spare the man's life. the three were housed together before they escaped and now are in isolated cellsp. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> we look down toward the end section of 5th avenue and 59th street right there and the plaza hotel. it is a morning with clear skies and a nice start to this day. we're looking at it from our camera here in astoria down the east river. that's one world trade all the way down here. the temperature is 40 degrees. normally, it's a lot colder than that.
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normal is 39. 20 degrees warmer. really nice day. the record high today is 59 set back in '88. yesterday's high was in the 60s so it could have tied the record for today. sunshine and shadows for this groundhog day. soggy 60 degrees tomorrow. i think tomorrow we'll be saying rain across the area. today, we had a lot of sunshine. we'll be seeing the rain coming from the west as we go into by the weekend. i think, you know, by the weekend, we'll see the temperatures on saturday and sunday. 46 on saturday and 40 on sunday. a shot maybe at a couple of snow showers that will be around. i think also, you know, today is a really nice day. 38 around northport. 27 around monticello. these are warmer than they
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the winds are calm and shifted around to the northwest here. we've got clear skies all the way to the great lakes. this is in kansas and nebraska. that will cut up on the great lakes. once again, we've got rain coming. when is the rain coming? it will be for tomorrow's commute. you see 5:00 a.m. we've got what will be cloudy skies. by 7:00, we see the rain spreading across the heaviest of the rain after lunchtime, right after school, through the evening commute into tomorrow night and this could bring you know, flooding possibilities. so sunshine, a little cooler today, but still mild. we're at 49. clouds increase overnight tonight. showers by dawn, which is around 7:00. as we go into thursday and friday, you'll see we cool down a little bit, and we'll have some cooler weather by the time
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we're looking at probably what's going to be a snow shower north and west. it's going to feel like the 20s and 30s on sunday. so we'll be looking at a cooldown. even those temperatures are warmer than normal for this time of the year. so tomorrow, we've got our hands full. that's the last of the snow. whatever snow is left nixed with the rain creates putting tomorrow. >> so once again, punxsutawney phil will be incorrect. >> i haven't really kept up with that, i don't know. >> what time does he rise? >> is it 8:30? >> is there something going on today? >> groundhog day. >> does staten island chuck do his thing today? >> he's no longer around. >> well, the new one. [ laughter ] >> the other one was exonerated from his duties. >> i did research. >> i heard something about 6:30 to 7:00. >> so it's sunrise, like, after 7:00.
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>> i can't believe all of this talk about the groundhog. four trains have track work so they are suspended around 83 and grand concourse and this is another accident that they are taking care of. then 68th street closed between 2nd and first avenue with ongoing fire department act. the goethals bridge is a traffic hold. so we'll show you how that looks at this point. this is traffic leaving new jersey trying to get over to the goethals bridge and traffic leaving staten island going into new jersey. you can soo he that hold is in place for ten more minutes. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. the guardian angels are back. the 1980s and '90s crime fighters and red berets have returned for the first time since 1994. the group of volunteers is back
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the nypd says the subway slashings are not related. this is a sign more police need more help. >> normally, we have the train covered from beginning to end so if there is a problem anywhere on the train, we obviously have access to that problem. >> commissioner bratton says resources have been added underground. severe weather caused widespread daniel out west and a close call for one tv news crew. a reporter from kgtv are recovering from serious injuries after nearly getting crushed by a tree. the tree toppled over a vehicle just after the crew had reported on the storm damage. the photographer managed to call 911 for help while trapped in the car. environmental officials in michigan are launching a five- stage review to determine when flint's lead contaminated water
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meanwhile, music mogul russell simmons went door-to-door yesterday delivering cases of water to residents. simmons has joined other stars of pledging 1 million bottles to the city. >> every person who needs a couple of cases or 10 or 20 cases of water, that's good. each person that you help matters. the bigger picture has to be served here. >> the test results on flint's water should be in by april and they expect to complete a new pipeline to lake huron this summer. albany students rallied to support three black female classmates attacked by a group of white men and women on a bus. the attack was caught on a cell phone camera. one of the victims of the weekend incident emotionally to her fellow students. >> we are shocked, upset, but
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we are proud of who we are. we're black women. [ applause ] >> campus police say 34 people of interest have been video. interviewed. one of the men who started the movement of racial equality has been honored by his alma mater, joseph mcneil, one of three surviving members of the greensburg four who sat at a whites only counter 56 years ago. the sit-in led the chain to eliminate its segregation. >> brave young people back then. >> very. 4:52. coming up on "eyewitness news" this morning, people held up at random on the streets of manhattan. this morning, police need your help to track down the suspect. >> plus, a wild scene on long island.
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the weather and traffic together here on "eyewitness
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good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. 4:55, 5 minutes before 5:00 a.m. here we go, looking at temperatures for the next seven hours warming up in the mid- 40s by 7:00. 42 by 10:00. of showers. heavy toe trainingling rain is on the way tomorrow. a strain on this spring brook parkway. >> how do you know to talk about that? >> i did not know except i asked you on the commercial. oh, did i let out a secret? [ laughter ] >> we had an accident there, and thankfully it has been clear add way. so we have suspended service between 6th and grand concourse. here's the george washington
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that's going outbound fund cream the apartments going to the george washington bridge, you have construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. a dangerous armed robber is on the loose wanted for holding up people at random in manhattan. police released surveillance image for the man they say is responsible for at least five robberies since december. the man follows the victim into a building lobby or elevator then pulls out a gun and demands cash and belongings. we take you to iowa next. a statistical dead heat between democrats hillary and bernie sanders. >> also, a twist in the case of a truck driver in a deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike that seriously hurt comedian tracy morgan. >> plus, eagles versus drones. see the birds who have turned
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com now, "eyewitness news" this morning. good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. developing minute by minute, presidential candidate hillary clinton declaring victory in the iowa democratic caucuses, but does bernie sanders agree? >> how does donald trump feel about coming in second? >> plus, a new look in the amtrak derailment in philadelphia. what images reveal about the crash. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes.
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>> i'm ken rosato. it is tuesday, february 2nd. you are never more than seven minutes away with the exclusive weather forecast. >> we have caucused here in the weather department and have decided to call it a nice day. we've got clear skies as we look down from mid-town looking south here. we're looking at a nice morning. where are the temperatures? 39 degrees to start out your 5:00 a.m. hour. 29 around sayerville. we'll be looking at temperatures that are going to be quite warm today, but you know, not as warm as yesterday's high of 59. we'll be at 49, 50 degrees later on today with a lot of sunshine. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather, what's going on out there? >> we have four trains with the track going on suspended between 86th street and grand concourse as a result. we're also taking a look at a web cam to show you how things
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the fdr drive is slow as you go on the southbound side. this is in the 90s. you have a heavy ride as you go onto the southbound side as a result of that. new york side really isn't doing too badly. this is not going any farther than about 79th street at this point. so you have a good ride as you head to the northbound side of the fdr drive. no major problems as you go onto the deegan. new jersey transit is doing just fine. so our biggest issue is that four train. this earlier traffic hold at the goethals bridge was lifted so it looks like you can travel to and from the goethals bridge into and out of staten island without issues and some construction on the george washington bridge we're still waiting to get cleared away. then outbound at the george washington bridge under the apartments going to the lower level. we had that construction as well. keep this one in mind as you head down right into the 90s where we
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our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. at 5:02, we begin with that showdown in iowa, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton says she is the winner of the iowa caucuses, but for hours, the race was simply too close to call. on the republican side, ted cruz is claiming victory with donald trump in second place and marco rubio hot on his heels. >> reporter: good morning. we have some breaking news. the chair of the iowa democratic party says they are now poised to award more delegates to hillary clinton and call it the closest caucus in history. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: a razor thin margin separates bernie sanders and hillary clinton in iowa, a race too close to call. in some precincts, a coin toss broke the delegate tie. >> tails. >> tails. >> reporter: the clinton campaign saying this morning they believe they won, but
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declare victory in her speech. instead, she took on the republicans. >> i will not let their divisiveness to rip away the progress we've made be successful. as i stand here breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa! >> reporter: by contrast a decisive win for ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to america and the world, morning is coming. >> reporter: and trump was gracious in his second place finish. you. i think i might come here and buy a farm. i love it, okay? >> reporter: and just one point behind trump, marco rubio riding a wave of support. >> for months they told us because we offered too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance. >> reporter: and ken, lori, i want to show you the cover of the des moines register today.
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race is called for hillary clinton, it's a major coup for bernie sanders to virtually tie with her and the field is winnowing. both martin o'malley and mike huckabee announced they are suspending their campaigns as the eyes shift to new hampshire. lana zach, "eyewitness news." >> thank you, lana. we'll have a team of reporters covering the close race beginning at 7:00. suffolk county police are investigating a rather bizarre death. a patient jumping out of a moving ambulance onto busy nickels road in holtsville. cars then drove over the patient. that car kept on going, and police are still looking for it. right now, all police know is that they are looking for a dark colored sedan. there's no word on what prompted the patient to julyp out of the ambulance.
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pleaded not guilty in the killing of his wife. prosecutors say eric pletcher murdered his wife last week. the medical examiner determined she died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head. her body was found last week in the couple's north arlington home. detectives say she had been dead for at least a day. eric pledger is being held on $2 million bail. federal investigators have released 2,000 pages of documents revealing details about last year's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. the train's engineer was interviewed twice. initially he said he had no recollection of the crash, but six months later, he gave details about braking the train that was headed to new york city. the ntsb says bostian was not on his cell phone at any time and tested clean for both drugs and alcohol >> from those documents, a
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video. we put together still images from the front-facing camera as it gives a sense of what happened but does not accurately reflect the speed. eight people died. the ntsb's final report is expected in the next few months. it's 5:08. you are never more than seven minutes away from the forecast. >> you are looking aate beautiful morning. looking south at the empire state building all the way down to one world trade. you can see staten island in the distance and down there the verrazano narrows bridge. your temperature this morning at 5:00 a.m. is 39 degrees. it will be a very nice day today with a lot of sunshine. clear skies, beautiful weather. not as warm as yesterday's high near 60 degrees, but it will still be mild. this storm system in the plains is creating snow around omaha, nebraska and also in the panhandle nebraska along
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bringing us rain tomorrow. 43 by the time we get to 11:00. 48 at 1:00. 49 later on this afternoon. it's going to be great weather. ready. look out. there are the hula begans, the huckleberries, 37 degrees at the bus stop. green hat. >> yeah. >> i also have a groundhog in my backpack, i believe there. >> ooh, those dies are a little -- those guys are a little grumpy. >> yeah, they are. have. >> taking you to the fdr, we have mass transit running on or close to schedule. metro-north doing fine. looking at the westbound sheridan to webster avenue construction two lanes are closed until 6:00 a.m.
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still ahead, development in the case of the truck driver charged in the deadly crash that seriously hurt comedian tracy morgan. why the driver's attorney says he fears his client won't get a fair trial. >> also ahead, eagles versus
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it's 5:11. the wal-mart driver charged in a deadly crash that left comedian tracy morguen in a coma has pleaded not guilty in court. kevin roper was arraigned on charges stemming from the 2014 accident on the turnpike. he crashed into the back of morgan's limo killing morgan's friend and fellow comedian. he says publicity over the
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client's chances of a fair trial. encouraging details about a rabid raccoon attack on a little boy in new jersey. this is a new picture of 6- year-old iran reunited with danny walls who rescued him from the attack last week. he was tested for rainies as a precaution. he does not have it. he's going to undergo a series of painful rabies shots but is otherwise all right. 5:12. this is groundhog day. what do you think our chances are for an early spring? staten island chuck will work lieutenant governor kathy hochul will be this year's for chuck. remember the last chuck to hold the job died a couple of weeks after mayor de blasio dropped him.
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hang out with this chuck. traditionalists will have their eyes on punxsutawney phil. if your favorite groundhog sees his shadow, we are in store for six more weeks of winter. if he doesn't, we'll expect more temperatures and an early spring. bill points out it's just a rodent. it's just a rodent. it has no degree. [ laughter ] >> you know, in manhattan, we have pothole pauley. if pauley sees his shadow today, it's six more weeks of potholes. >> either side of that you are guaranteed of seeing more potholes, i think. >> pothole pauley talks a little like this money. >> through go. we've got great visibility, clear skies. a beautiful start to the day. the humidity is dry and winds are calm with the pressure rising. all of this points to a great day. whenever you get it to 0, 0. yesterday's high was 59.
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we hit 59 today. we tie the record set back in '88. three below is the record set back in 1881 the year when the hudson river froze completely and the shopkeepers get their cards and you can put all of the little carts on the hudson river back then. quiet, cooler today. windy, warm, wet tomorrow. a day where we could have flooding from rain. sunny and chilly weather. 26 around dunburg, connecticut. we're looking at 27 around monticello. so a calm to a light wind here. a beautiful day, nice day, a quiet day before the rain gets here tomorrow. where is the rain we're talking about? it is back here. so we'll be looking at this rainy weather coming up and through the great lakes. so you see the east coast today. this is -- i'll help the groundhog a little bit.
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there's six more weeks of winter? how does it work, spring? how does it work? [unintelligible] >> what did he say some. >> he said he works with the octopus. [ laughter ] >> could you call bellevue quickly? quickly, heather. [ laughter ] >> if the octopus sees his shadow, folks, we have six more weeks of calamari. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> all right. here we go. we've got rain off to our west. that rain comes off tomorrow around 4:00. look how warm it is. temperatures 58, 59 degrees and go into thursday and friday. so today, we've got sunshine, a beautiful day. the groundhog should see his shadow, all right? so whatever happens after that -- >> more winter. >> more winter? >> if he sees his had zoe, he
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if he sees his shadow, he gets scared and goes back in and it means more winter weather. >> shower business dawn tomorrow. the flooding is possible tomorrow after the rain and the snow melt. you'll see in the accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll warm up to 44 anza and 42 on sunday. i get all confused about the ground hog. >> clearly. i didn't know there was an octopus involved in this. >> i would trust the octopus because they have more tentacles. >> eight times the chances of being right or wrong. >> i hate to be a buzz kill but it doesn't matter whether the groundhog sees his shadow. >> last year it was cloudy and they said he saw his shadow. >> just ask a meteorologist,
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>> what you do know is the concourse is suspended. 68 street is closed between 2nd and 1st with ongoing fire department activity. then the cross bronx west from the sheridan to webster avenue, two lanes are closed until 6:00 a.m. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. caught on camera, eagles taking down drones. we'll show you the place that's using birds to fight crime, but is it safe for the birds? >> rock 'n' roll fans, here is a place you don't want to miss. the story behind alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc.
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. >> it's 5:20. welcome back. what are the odds it is cold and snowy not far from vegas. the fresh powder and just what the ski resorts were desperate to see. in mountain springs, 2 inches of snow fell overnight. cold temperatures should keep the snow lingering for a couple of days. >> i don't know how to ski. can you ski? >> i can't even stand on ice skates. that's how bad i am. you'd never know i was born in a cold weather state. >> you are never more than seven minutes away in weather and traffic. bill is a skier. >> absolutely. here's what's going on in all of the ice and snow here. we're looking at temperatures
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charge, what's going on out there? >> the four trains are suspected tend 86th -- between 86th street and grand concourse because of ongoing fire department activity. this could affect your ride if you are heading down to the 59th street bridge. just something you might want to think about if you are traveling on the east side of manhattan tote. those lanes are closed down until 6:00 a.m. wayward drones are becoming a problem and dutch police are looking at low-tech methods to stop them. >> they are deploying razor sharp talons. there are safety concerns for the birds, of course.
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on the money this morning, the nikkei is down. the dow starts the day down 17 points. nasdaq and s&p 500 were mixed. right now, feets are pointing to a lower one. apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world. >> reena ninan has the latest business headlines. the world's new most valuable company. it's google's parent company called alphabet. when the markets open, it will be worth $544 billion roughly, $6 billion more than apple, which has been on top since 2011. >> and free snacks are coming back to american airlines. the nation's biggest carrier says those snacks will be
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domestic flights by april. american's announcements about the free snacks airlines began offering the freebies as well. >> the seminole tribe is taking things to a new level. a 34 story high guitar shaped hotel is in hollywood, florida. the tribe says it could have built something boxy for the expansion, but it wanted to create something kind of special. it looks like they got it. that's america's money. >> beautiful building. responding to the competition, ride service lyft is cutting prices temporarily. lift is saying its prices will dip 15% lower for a limited time. last week, you remember uber announced it was cutting its prices in new york city by 15%. drivers worry, though, a price war could really reduce the amount of money they could earn.
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near and dear to us. coffee prices have dropped thanked to a big harvest season in brazil. it may not affect what you pay for your cup of joe than brewing it at home. it is 5:27, and just in the last hour, hillary clinton's campaign declared victory in the democratic iowa caucus. we're following the fast-moving developingments in the tight race between her and bernie sanders. plus, what does donald trump have to say about finishing second on the gop side? >> also ahead, what will happen when bill cosby goes back to court today to face charges in a sex assault case? we'll have the details. >> also, meteorologist bill evans tells us when the next round of rain will be here in
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developing overnight, hillary clinton declaring victory in iowa after a very tight battle against bernie sanders. >> and on the republican side, ted cruz basking in his victory this morning. what does donald trump think about coming in second place? >> new details as a firefighter plunges through a floor in a fire. >> and this once had family mayors office. good morning it's tuesday, february 2nd. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> this morning, we have clear
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way down from midtown southward. excuse me. i'm okay. clear skies and a calm wind. 40 around easthampton. the weather is just so nice, i'm all choked up over it. 47 by noontime today. 49 this afternoon. yesterday, we were at 59. so still, it's going to be a great day with temperatures ten degrees warmer than normal. heather, how's it going out there? i hear the 4 trains are working. >> reporter: 4 trains are working once again. we're also looking at what's happening here. hey, bill. dear park avenue both ways right near the southern state avenue. somebody get him water right now. you have that closure that's happening through that spot. we're also looking at the cross
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into west avenue. construction two lanes are closed down until 6:00 a.m. so hopefully they'll get that cleared away. 68th street closed between 2nd and first avenue. you have minor delays, george, lincoln, holland. no major problems there. our street cleaning rules are in effect. we are going to start with a developing story. a real nature biter in iowa. for hours, the democratic caucus vote was too close to call. in the last hour, presidential candidate hillary clinton made the call herself saying she is the winner with a razor thin lead over bernie sanders. on the republican side, ted cruz is the clear winner. donald trump came in second place. dick clark is live outside of campaign headquarters in downtown brooklyn. dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. polls showed it would be a very tight race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders.
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now it is clinton who claims victory. hillary clinton's camp waited until almost 4:00 a.m. to claim victory. the campaign statement says clinton has "clearly won the delegates." still the dead heat finish is a far cry from six months ago when clinton was tens of points ahead. >> as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa! >> reporter: bernie sanders saw his big finish as a message from voters. >> that is given the enormous crisis facing our country, it is just too late for establishment politics and establishment economics. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: on the republican side, victory was more clear cut. >> god bless the great state of iowa. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: for ted cruz, iowa was a triumph.
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new york values beat donald trump by about 6200 votes. that was in spite of the record turnout, which had been expected to benefit trump. >> to god be the glory. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: but no glory for trump. his second place finish sends him into new hampshire, facing cruz's momentum and a renewed challenge from senator marco rubio who finished right on trump's heels. >> we will go on to get the republican nomination, and we will go on to easily bet hillary, bernie, or whoever the hell they throw up there money. >> hillary clinton could never be commander into chief. anyone who lies to the families of people who lost their lives to the service of this country could never be commander in cheer of the united states! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: now it's onto the new hampshire primary where polls show donald trump has a sizable lead over the other candidates. on the democratic side, polls
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showing over hillary clinton. now that governor martin o'malley has dropped out of the race, many feel that his supporters may lean toward bernie sanders. that could be a problem for hillary clinton. live in downtown brooklyn, dray clark, channel news." >> thanks, dray. governor chris christie finished near the bottom of the pack but he's trying to revive his campaign. christie has put in more time than any of the other candidates there. if he doesn't do well there, it may be hard for the governor to atracked the funding that he needs. the christie campaign reported it's just had over 1 million in the bank at the start of january. you can follow the presidential candidates as they gear up for new hampshire any time at
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new details about the harrowing rescue of a firefighter who fell through the floor of a burning home on staten island. mallory hoff is live outside of the hospital on south beach where the firefighter is mallory? that's right. it was a dramatic rescue, and the firefighter is recovering here at the hospital. he is expected to be okay. last night, fire crews had to work quickly to save one of their own. take a look at this video. you can see there are probationary firefighters that had to be rescued after falling through the floor and into the basement. he fell through the living room floor after flames burned through 12 beams in a boiler room. he had just walked into the living room when it happened. he was looking for anyone still inside when the floor underneath him gave way. he is being treated for second and third degree burns covering
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family members in the home were able to escape. five firefighters, though, were injured. the most seriously hurt, though,the probationary firefighter. >> we had a probationary firefighter fall through the floor, the first floor collapsed, and he fell into the fire. he was rescued by members of rescue 5, taken to the hospital. >> reporter: that probationary firefighter is now listed in serious condition. he is expected to be okay. this morning, though no word on what started that fire. live on staten island, mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." the son of the former chief of staff of new york city's first lady sits behind bars this morning charged with manslaughter. 19-year-old kerry nortlinger is being held on bail. police say he stabbed a 16- year-old to death while that
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tried to rob him sunday night. the news surprised his neighbors. >> i'm going and coming all day long and i've never seen anything. it's very quiet until now. >> nortlinger's mother rachel served as an aide to new york city's first lady until she stepped down amid questions surrounding her private life. the four surviving attempted robbery suspects are each being held on $750,000 bail. 5:37 is our time. new at 5:30, police hope someone can identify the suspects wanted for an assault in queens that happened early sunday morning outside of the parson avenue. four fare beaters fought with police and knocked one on to the tracks. the guardian angels are back.
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fighters and red berets returned for the first time since 1994. anticrime activists are coming back into the subways day and night. n where pd says the subway slashings are not related. they say regardless it is a sign that police need more help. they want to ban the worst career criminals from the subways. it is 5:38. you are never more than seven minute as way from weather and traffic. bill? >> reporter: let's look outside, shall we? looking all wait down the verrazano narrows bridge with great visibility, beautiful day, calm, and a beautiful start to your day. 39 degrees. normal overnight low is 27 light northerly winds. clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. this storm right there will cut up through the great lakes and bring us rain after midnight
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we're looking at 40 by the time we get to 9:00. later on, 47, 48 degrees. still ten degrees warmer than normal. sunshine, 49. a great day after school. those kids were still wearing the same clothes. still wearing the same clothes. >> we have five of those outfits, just so you know. >> do you? >> we do. [ laughter ] >> fdr drive getting down into the 70s. you can see we have that construction. one lane is closed down and that means two lanes are open. let's head over to our maps. we'll talk about subbay status. subway service is running on or close to schedule and going here under the cross bronx expressway from the shared ton webster avenue. two lanes are closed down 6:00 a.m. so if you are heading to the outbound side of the george washington bridge, keep that in mind. l.i.e. construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, ken, over to you.
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bill cosby heading back to court. the comedian faces more in the sex assault case. >> also ahead, the zika virus now called a global health emergency. we'll tell you what new york state is 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.
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5:42. bill cosby and his lawyers will ask a pennsylvania judge today to dismiss the only criminal
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he says he struck a deal not to prosecute cosby so cosby could testify in his accuser's 2005 civil lawsuit. cosby admitted in that lawsuit that he gave the woman three pills before engaging in what he calls consensual sex acts. four years since her son as shot and killed by police in his grandmother's home, graham's parents are reaching out to the the 18-year-old's mother and father have written to mainer de blasio saying the city has taken too long to follow officer richard haste. haste has been cleared of all criminal charges. police proceedings against him are on hold pending a federal probe. 5:43. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> here is our view of the chrysler building as we look across the east river.
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flushing queens and la guardia. airport. there's another nice view for you to see. it's a nice day, a quiet day with a temperature of 39 degrees. the humidity dry, the wind is north. the pressure above 30.00 at 30.21 and still rising. yesterday's high was 59. normal is 39. so we're starting out at 39 this morning. normal temperatures should be about 27. beautiful sunrise coming up after 7:00, too. sunshine and shadows for groundhog day. the groundhog should see its shadow. cooler by the weekend. so there will be plenty of sunshine today, a day where we see not only punxsutawney phil, but you know, staten island chuck, and all of the groundhogs along the east coast and through the ohio valley we'll see the shadow today. that will be a nice weather day today in that, but we'll also see a day where we start out with these temperatures that are mild for this hour of the day. we're starting out with
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probably just hang around, you know, 38, 39 degrees this morning and start warming up later on today. we'll have a soggy day tomorrow. temperatures up along the hudson valley 34 down the shore. we've got a calm wind to a light wind. mostly clout of the north making for a beautiful day. we'll see all the way back to the great lakes, we've got the clear skies. the next system we're talking about a moment ago is this system that's creating a lot of problems in the mid-section of the country. when does that get here? after temperatures today get into the upper 40s by 2:00, we'll see the clouds increasing tonight and the rain starts tomorrow west of the city about 7:00, 8:00. then 9:00, 10:00, noontime, the afternoon is the heaviest part of the rain through the evening commute into tomorrow night. there could be some flooding issues with that from the snow melt and also in effect we see this heavy rain of about an inch to an inch and a half going through the day tomorrow into the evening commute.
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sunshine and it's a little cooler day but still mild. 10 degrees cooler with 49. showers by dawn. tomorrow is a windy, rainy day with a temperature approaching 60 degrees. so when the temperature hits 60 tomorrow, you're going to be seeing there could be issues where you have flooding possible. the record high is 64. so that we'll be keeping an eye on. as we get to sunday, it starts to cool down and get a little on the chilly side. sunday, we're looking like it's going to feel like freezing on sunday with the temperature at 42 degrees. get ready to have your rain gear at the ready for tomorrow. a lot of rain will wash away all of the snow and makes us ready for the next snowstorm. >> the next snowstorm? >> oh, yeah. >> you mean next november? >> the next snowstorm whenever that happens eventually. >> eventually. >> you have a clue, don't you? >> of course. >> he's not telling us. >> i don't want to hear it.
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let's tell what you's going on, on the garden state parkway. doesn't look like any major issues here, however, we have something awfully close to what i'm looking at. garden state parkway south exit 147 an accident with at least two lanes closed down as a result. subway service is running on or close to schedule. then as you go onto the cross bronx westbound from the sheridan into two lanes are closed until 6:00 a.m. then you have the l.i.e. east going 26 to 29. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you. heather, thank you. it is a world helm emergency. come -- health emergency. coming up, how the world is
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new overnight, police are looking for the man who has been targeting stores in the bronx. he has drawn a weapon or punched them and snatched their money. it started with a street corner mugging&then moved onto cell stores. if you recognize him, give police a call. now offering free testing for the zika virus for anyone who may have symptoms after traveling to virus zones. the world health organization is now calling the virus an international emergency. experts estimate there could be up to 4 million cases diagnosed in the next year alone. new yorkers who want to be
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dr. richard besser is in brazil shall the epicenter of the zika virus. you can see his reports on "good morning america" that starts at 7:00 right after "eyewitness news" this morning. well-known consumer activist erin brockovich is worried about the way water is being purified. it's being done in cities large and small but brockovich says the treatment threatens the safety of the industry's drinking water. >> -- of the city's drinking water. >> we're not destructive reason or to cause alarm or anything like that. >> she is pushing for reduction and the use of chemicals in water treatment. the road to super bowl is filled with obstacles, and that includes bumps for the buses used by the teams. the denver broncos team bus was in a fender bender in
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light wind coming out of the north here. today a lot of sunshine and temperatures getting into the upper 40s today. really today, even though it's cooler than yesterday's 59, 49 is 10 degrees warmer than normal. she's got problems in babylon. >> reporter: both ways near the southern state parkway. an accident, all lanes closed down and between northport and smithtown, closed both ways between bread and cheese hollow road. new jersey transit long island railroad, metro-north running on or close to schedule. an accident two lanes are closed down.
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brett the hitman hart says he's got prostate cancer. he took to facebook to check for support. the 58-year-old was inducted into the world wrestling entertainment hall of fame ten years ago. he says he'll fight the disease with every bit of strength he has left. singer adele is raising a sour note in the race for president. she says she is not happy donald trump is using her song at campaign events. [music] the rep says she has not given permission to use her songs at his rallies. some adele fans have expressed anger at using the songs there. the rep says she hasn't given permission for any of her songs to be played at any of the campaigns. and children walking, talking, and now snowboarding. >> take a look at this really young lady. she's 14 months old.
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learning how to ride a snowboard. she hit the slopes for the first time last week in utah. her parents say they started her on the board in their backyard. sloan barely knows how to walk, but mom and dad says she loves it. >> clearly. >> clearly. >> good at it. just ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, hillary clinton and bernie sanders with the race that went down to the wire in the wee hours of the morning. a live report from iowa is coming up. >> a bizarre chain of events on long island when a patient makes a deadly decision to jump out of a moving ambulance. >> we'll be right back. i'm neil patrick harris and new york is my home. no place has more world class culture. come winter, i can't wait to visit our must-see collections of art and superb photography and film. new york has beautifully restored theaters, that are now important centers for the performing arts. and museums that preserve the glories of the past. winter in new york state means
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