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you like being picture perfect. you should want your banking to be too. stop into td bank and we'll help set you up with picture perfect banking. new customers, open a checking and savings account and you can get a polaroid cube+ video camera on the spot. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e-mail: comments@captioncolorado.com good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. roads in lower manhattan are still shut down after that massive crane collapse in tribeca. this morning, crews are expected to begin dismounting or disabling -- taking apart. "eyewitness news" is live on the investigation. >> a middle schooler attacked
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this morning, why an officer is facing charges in the beating. nice, crisp, and clear outside. you can see every star on this saturday morning. february 6th. good to have you with us. i think the word i was looking for is dismantling. so taking it apart. >> i was down there all morning. it is just a massive piece of equipment. i'm trying to figure out how they will clean it up. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> we kick things off with the weather. good morning to you. >> the system has moved out of here. we're still at the treeing point, so anything that melted yesterday with the know could refreeze. here's the connecticut snow totals easton 9 inches, nor
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new york snow, a foot of snow patchogue, out on long island, the top totals. then of course, new jersey not getting as much as everyone else. still an impressive half foot of snow. temperatures are cold so be aware of that. we have beautiful weather conditions. the next seven hours, here's what you can expect. be careful out there for those slick spots and a high today 43 degrees. i'll have more details in the accuweather seven-day forecast. rob? >> thank you very much. now to the big story of yesterday and really, all weekend. today, crews will begin dismantling that massive, massive crane that collapsed on hudson street early yesterday morning. one person, of course, as you know by now, tragically killed in the accident. several others injured as well. several leaders are expected to deliver an update on where we go from here. good morning, marcus.
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some of those officials are arriving here an interagency briefing taking place at new york law school, but you can see there is still quite a ways to go as far as the cleanup. here is part of the massive crane that came down yesterday. it is still lying across worth street. construction workers on another project watched in disbelief as the massive crane crashed down at worth and church streets just before 8:30 yesterday morning as heavy snow hit the area and crews were trying to secure the crane in high winds. 38-year-old david wicks was walking to work, killed when the tons of steel came raining down. city officials said workers had begun blocking traffic as they lowered the crane, preventing further tragedy. >> the fact is, this is a very, very sad incident. we've lost a life, but if you go out in the street as i did and see what happened here, thank god it was not worse. >> reporter: three others were
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you can see people rushing in to help 73-year-old thomas o'brien who was trapped when the crane fell on top of his car. a 45-year-old new jersey woman suffered a leg injury. and it sent a headache ball through the roof of a nearby swung through offices eventually landing on a desk. >> due to the fact that it was 8:25, we're lucky because no one was hurt. at 9:00, the office would have been occupied and the street would have had more people. >> reporter: what exactly caused the crane to come toppling down, and how long will it take to get everything cleaned up and get the streets reopened, hoping to learn answers later today when the city officials hold a briefing around 1:00 this afternoon? we're live in tribeca, marcus solis. >> roads in the area are still closed and will likely stay
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worth street is closed from church to hudson and west broadway is closed from canal to thomas. you can expect added disruptions from canal to chambers and hudson to broadway. "eyewitness news" was first on yesterday morning when the crane collapsed. you can count on us all weekend on tv and online at abc7ny.com as we learn more about the investigation and what certainly will be a big, big cleanup. as the mayor said yesterday, it could have been so much worse. a police officer for the mta is behind bars this morning charged with beating up an eighth grader at a school in the bronx. turns out the victim was trying to break up another fight. we have the story from the castle hill section. >> reporter: he claims he was not only attacked by a classmate but a student's dad, an mta police officer who allegedly joined in. the eighth grader says it
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defend at student from the alleged bully here at the prep school. >> he punched me really hard and then he moved on top of my son hitting him in the head. he said to his son to draw blood. >> reporter: under the advice of their lawyer, sanford rubenstein, justin did not make a statement, rather, his father shawn harris explained what happened after the school day ended yesterday. >> he had lacerations on his arms, some scratches on his back. where he punched him, there was a bruise. >> what the family wants is for this port authority police officer to be held accountable for what he did. >> he doesn't want to speak to you guys at all. >> reporter: police officers at the suspect's home in the bronx says family members refused to talk to us when we went searching for the other side of the story. >> i think that this is something that he's teaching to his son, you know? so what does he expect his son to grow up and do. >> reporter: he worked at the queens midtown tunnel. he has been the agency
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he is on active duty but not
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she remains in the hospital. they were attacked by a gunman who later turned the gun on themselves. there have been no arrests. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the search for more survivors is on after a massive earthquake rocked taiwan. this morning, tragically, the number of fatalities continues to grow. >> and skipping the most recent presidential debate before the iowa caucuses, the candidates go head-to-head in new hampshire. >> there in the accuweather center, we're looking at the rest of the weekend, which actually looks very pleasant before the chance of storms this week. that's right, more snow could be headed in our direction. i'll detail i do everything on the internet.
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right now, rescue crews are searching for survivors after a deadly earthquake in southern taiwan. ed 6.4 magnitude quake even caused a high rise apartment complex to collapse, killing 11 people. more than 200 people have been pulled from the rubble by first responders, built there are still more than two dozen residents unaccounted for. hundreds of people were injured when the powerful earthquake hit. the search continues this morning for the wreckage of two plains that collided over the ocean off the california coast. investigators believe there are three victims of the crash. two men who were on board the planes and a 72-year-old woman who was piloting the other plane. air traffic controllers saw the two aircraft run into each other on radar off of los angeles after taking off from a nearby airport. the logbook from one plane has already been found. we're looking at three days until the presidential
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the candidates are not letting a snowstorm stop their stumping. hillary clinton braved the storms sticking to a full slate of campaign events. bernie sanders' campaign, even though he's preparing to appear on "saturday night live" along with larry david, who if you haven't seen it, does a spot on impression of the presidential hopeful. host of the republican presidential candidates are campaigning and preparing to meet on abc news for the debate tonight, but donald trump canceled his events because of a storm. he sent his supporters through the snow, though. he is expected, though, to it tonight. we are several hours away from the next gop debate. the only place to watch it is here on channel 7 and the watch abc app. new hampshire begins tonight at 8:00. political reporter dave evans is heading to new hampshire. you can watch his live reports on the primary beginning monday
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today is the busy season in the office. just in iowa and now new hampshire. i think it is a good argument to have, which is the better impression, larry david doing bernie sanders or tina faye doing sarah palin? they are both spot on. >> pretty, pretty good. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry, that's a larry david thing. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the countdown now on for super bowl 50. even if you are not a football fan, you've got to admit, the commercials are always kind of
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the shovel and all of that snow, but there is a man out in challenge. friends say mason is always looking for ways to help out. he's found a way with a plow wheelchair. mason is able to plow not only his own driveway, but his neighbor's as well. >> he definitely laughs a lot whenever it starts snowing and thinking about it. he likes being useful and likes to work. >> it's really great. >> oh, amazing. the 22-year-old who was born with cerebral palsy asked friends and neighbors to help him get his newp wheelchair. now that he has it, he's simply returning the favor. >> that is serious machinery,
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22 years old, and last name is rumpp, harumph. >> we can use him here. >> no, he's in iowa. >> we'll fly him in. >> that's not going to work, we may still get snow. >> i know connecticut and long island took the brunt of that. how serious is the threat on tuesday? >> it's not major. it's basically a coastal storm. it will dodge most places in the northeast, but we don't get away with nothing at all. >> okay. >> okay? here's the catch. we start with a mild weekend. it's really going to be nice outside through the afternoon hours, but beware, places that do get the snow overnight saw melting, and we're right at the freezing point. so temperatures around the low 30s, this could be a problem. then as we get into the afternoon with plenty of sunshine, temperatures above normal going into the low 40s. so we get started this morning with the winds a lot calmer. things are a lot more pleasant
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couple of days around here. so we look forward to a beautiful saturday afternoon, and then sunday'sing good, too. high so far has been 32 degrees. warm it up maybe 10 to 12 from that point. here's the futurecast. this is what i've been watching to see what kind of problems we could potentially have early this morning. looks like there are only a few spots through parts of long island. temperatures this morning are near the freezing point and today with more melting and tonight we could see the freezing numbers showing up. the close call around 30, 33 degrees in some areas, so slick spots is the way to cause this one where you could have melting and freezing. beautiful skies, not showing any storms for the weekend. keeping a close eye on two systems. one is coming out of the pacific northwest. that one will bring the return of the cold air. first up, this low pressure
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the golf and it's farther to the east. we get a piece of it. tonight, patchy clouds and slick spots off to the east. we're colder in the outlying areas. tomorrow, sunny, mild, and party on for the super bowl. if you are heading out to be with friends or out in the city, it will be nice. here's the seven-day forecast. a reminder on monday when this comes through, this could really mean flakes off to the east. so snow showers for parts of long island. just a glancing blow here at the shore. we might get snow showers coming and going, but this is really actually an interesting one to watch because it could give us a residual effect where we get a little bit of snow tuesday and wednesday as well. even thursday we get the opportunity to see snow showers around here. none of these days look like major significant
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little is sometimes enough to mess things up especially with the timing on the commute. the next several days are the most active, however that doesn't always equate to big snow. so we'll pay close attention. >> we can do that. we've got ten days. we can roll with that. >> i like it. in this morning's health alert, one of the country's largest candy producers is removing artificial colors from its product. mars is making the move to meet evolving consumer preferences. the dyes are not banned by the fda but there is concern that some may trigger hyper activity in children. so they are just going to take
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welcome back, everybody. as you know by now, it's the
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this sunday's super bowl 50. we all know who will be on the field, of course, we're really watching to see who will be in those commercials. >> what do you want me to do with this? >> i mean, how top secret can a taco bell product be? >> even nba star james marredden doesn't know what he's supposed to do. the product, whatever it may be is available for preorder ahead of its release on monday. you ready? >> you know it. >> you ready? >> you know it. >> now, bud light is going political this year showing seth rogen and amy schumer suiting up for the bud light party, political party, that is. you can expect 3 1/2 minutes of super bowl ads during
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if you are wondering how much that costs, those three minutes, $35 million. that's insane. some years depending on how things go, the commercials are better than the actual game. when the game was here in new york, it was a blowout and the game was boring, and the commercials were great. >> they are both extremely funny. it should be good. >> and a green box? it's 6:25. >> that's what you want, preordered taco bell meat. time for sports with ralph bowers. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. we start is basketball. two games, two knights. carmelo anthony's knee again and lance thomas, concussion symptoms. they haven't beaten the memphis grizzlies in three years. star players on the bench. what could they do? how about jose calderon?
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the knicks were down. he scored 17. jeff green led memphis with 16 points. 8 seconds to go, down two for the tie. huh-uh. green would finish with free throws and the knicks lose 91- 85. that's four straight losses. nets back at home last night as well up against the kings. it's been a struggle. last night was different. brook lopez with 20 pinterests. joel johnson with five three pointers. forget about that losing streak. how about a total of 18 three pointers and a win? they go for two in a row. let's get to the super bowl now. the broncos and panthers finally kick off tomorrow. there's lady gaga rehearsing the national anthem.
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state of the league address. remember beckham with three unnecessary roughness calls? the league may be moving toward a rule to ensure this never happens again. call it the o'dell rule. >> i believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there is an automatic ejection of the player. >> reporter: also yesterday, the finalist for the walter payton nfl man of the year awards were introduced. on and off the field making positive impacts in the community as well. the winner is named tonight. >> our finest moments will not be the catches and touchdowns but the impact we've made on people's lives in our communities. >> reporter: that's great, man. less than two weeks from spring training, we get snow. want to see what port st. lucie, florida got yesterday? oh, man, sunshine and baseball. what could be better?
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is the big topic for the mets and predicting the winner tomorrow. >> carolina. >> i have to go with the broncosp. >> i have to go with carolina. >> i'm a peyton manning fan. >> reporter: he's from indianapolis, that's why he's a broncos fan. that's the cam newton rule. he even threw on a jersey. that's not a popular move in arizona. remember this, panthers routed the arizona team to get to the super bowl. the fans went, aw. that's your morning sports update. what a great weekend we've got lined up for everybody. whatever happens, we've got you covered. i'm rob howard. i'll see you back here on monday. super bowl let's do this. >> much more ahead including a
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>> the investigation and cleanup continues after yesterday's fatal crane collapse. i'm marcus solis. details coming up. >> thank you, marcus. also ahead, the latest on efforts to battle the zika
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welcome back to "eyewitness news." it is saturday morning, february 6th. we have ourselves a sunrise and weekend ahead of us. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm a coffee sipping rob nelson. it's not a bad weekend considering the blizzard and yesterday's little something- something. >> snow dalliance. >> i like that. >> it made it all pretty again for a hot minute money. >> when it's not a lot of it,
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>> then weep act all seasoned. meantime it's melting. forecast. hey, you. the wild winds, wow. i know they will be looking into the crane today but the winds were the reason they were starting to reign things in there. up. it turned up to be wild gusts and everything is calmer this morning. as the sun comes up, look for a high of 43 degrees this afternoon. bringing that up because of the snow yesterday. a lot of it started to melt. we go freezing tonight and wake up with slick spots. winds are coming out. north, very light. turns out to be a beautiful afternoon with more melting during the day. when we wake up in the morning very late at night, it can be slick and dangerous in some spots. so be aware of that. mainly where we saw the most snow, parts of long island,
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we're looking at over 6 inches of snow coming with the snow this week. high today of 43 degrees in new york city. coming up in the accuweather seven-day, we'll talk about a stormy weather track and when you can possibly expect snow in the area. those details in a few minutes. michelle? today's crews will begin to break down the massive crane that collapsed on hudson street. one person was killed and several others were hurt. this morning, city officials are expected to deliver an update. marcus solis picks it up from there. marcus? >> reporter: needless to say, this is a huge job. it's clear that there are still huge sections of that crane lying in the street lying across worth street at this hour. it was around 8:00 yesterday when workers with are trying to bring that boom, which extends
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instead of coming down in a controlled manner, the crane went into a free fall crashing down the length of two city blocks along with bricks and debris. a 4,000 pound ball called a headache ball landed in the office of a new york law school. one person killed, three others injured. it was a massive emergency response, and the streets in the area shut down. the big question remains just exactly what happened? >> it's a capacity of 330 tons so it is a large crane and perfectly fine in the way that it was engineered, but obviously, it requires an investigation as to why this happened. >> reporter: 38-year-old david wicks was killed. he was walking down the street. two other people seriously injured. one man had been trapped in his car. good samaritans rushed to try and free him. in the meantime, we said the search for answers continue and the update on the clean-up
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today. we're live in tribeca, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> all right, marcus, thank you. a kissing ban, yes, a kissing ban over concerns about the zika virus possibly spreading. health officials in brazil are warning everyone to avoid kissing anyone who is not your regular mate, especially pregnant women. this is at the start of carnival, where kissing as many people as possible is maybe called a pastime or priority or much more likely than usual, let's say. meanwhile, rockland county confirming its first case of the zika virus. a resident who recently traveled to a south american country where zika is present came back sick with the virus. the woman is expected to recover.
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this is a man being sucker punched on a street in new jersey. it is a deadly trend on the streets. the knockout game. come on! police are on high alert, but remember, this is a random act. the video appeared on facebook this week showing someone throwing a punch and apparently knocking out a victim on a street corner in patterson. you can kill someone. patterson police called the video disturbing and thanked the good people of patterson who immediately reported it. so scary. murder charges have been dropped against a man accused of brutally stabbing someone several years ago. the bronx d.a. announced all charges against javier enger will be dropped. he was accused of stabbing and killing hansel arias in 2012. he was seen clearly not participating in a chase that led to the victim's death. the investigation
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chicago where six family members were all found dead in what police are calling a targeted incident. investigators say five of the family members, two boys ages 10 and 12, two men and one woman were all stabbed to death. another woman was shot and killed. their bodies were found thursday and neighbors were shocked to find out what happened. >> no screaming, no fighting, we never heard nothing, never. we've been here for eight years. being so close, we feel like maybe we could have -- i don't know, noticed something. >> investigators initially thought it was a murder- suicide. the medical examiner has ruled all of the deaths homicides. police say, though there was no danger to the public. several people have been arrested on drug charges in indiana and are now linked to an outbreak of hiv in their community. a huge outbreak. investigators of say the drug ring flooded the area with meth
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to spread by sharing needles. scott county saw 188 indications of hiv over of the last 13 months. compare that with the usual 10 cases a year. ten people were taken into custody including the so-called head of the drug ring. behind bars in an adult jail in texas. this is the latest mug shot of 18-year-old ethan couch brought back into the country last week after being arrested along with his mother in mexico. the two are believed to have gone on the run after a video surfaced of him playing beer pong, a violation of his parole in a car crash that killed four people. state inspectors are testing the water supply at restaurants throughout flint, michigan, as the city deals with water contaminated by lead. restaurants and bars are being encouraged to install water filters.
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asking business owners to use bottled water as federal officials and state lawmakers blame each other for the water crisis, which officials reportedly knew about and experts say could have prevented at a cost of about $100 per day. >> those poor folks in flint. that is such an awful story for so many reasons but imagine months without being able to use your tap for showers, brith your teeth, cook, all of that. -- brush your teeth, cook, all of that. >> and wondering what it's doing to your child's body. >> we may not know for years the full effect. it is the photo that's been making rounds all over the internet. yes, and i want all of the ladies to react to this. three young women posing for a photo in a car, but believe it or not, one of them is the mother, but which one? >> amy got it wrong. i got it wrong. >> did you try? >> i'm looking now. >> you'll get it wrong.
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anyway it's all good.
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viral. this picture of a mom and her daughters has people stumped. >> this mom's youthful look is getting the family a lot of attention. take a look. the picture shows twin 16-year- olds and their mother. >> don't look at the answer. >> okay. michelle, you read while i look at the pic picture, but don't reveal yet. >> the picture started trending with the hashtag #who's the mom. eventually tina brown stepped forward revealing she is the girls' 35-year-old mother. >> there's mom. yay, there she is.
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things to help me, um, you know, stay cool and calm and collected. >> huh? >> all right. >> does that make you look younger? >> apparently. these three just don't look- alike for a photo op. they say when they are out in public, people actually often ask them if they are triplets. >> listen, she had those gorgeous twins when she was 19, that's plenty of stress. god bless you. you are amazing. >> man! >> it don't crack, just saying. >> all right. that's good. just saying. you're thinking it, i'm going to say it. >> you may not know until she says you'd better be home by 11:00. >> may we all age well. it's amazing being a raisin. i'm going to be taking pictures of my daughter and people are like, okay, who's the grandma? oh, well. >> some beauty is timeless. i sit next to two examples in
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>> he is a genius i thought that was my segue. anyway, good morning. weekend's looking good. >> outside right now, we have some places right around the freezing point, and that could create slick spots. we had the snow yesterday, so if you got over 6 inches, we had melting yesterday and mainly parts of long island and parts of connecticut really have this stretch of refreezing overnight. it could be slick in spots. beautiful skies out there starting with this shot looking in lower manhattan. pressure is on the rise and a look at area wide temperatures, there are very cold spots particularly around commack at 23. 33 degrees. those are the spots that are subfreezing, which had a lot of snow yesterday melting. looking at the 24-hour temperature change. friday morning, you thought it was okay, comfortable. the winds did make it have sort
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but these temperatures are much colder by as much as 20 degrees. fresh snow on the ground adds to the feel of being colder. mainly the areas of darker blue is what we're talking about. so melting again today for the critical times are late at night and early in the morning where you could see especially intersections sometimes right outside of your own front door. two storms to watch this week. the fist one is a low pressure system. this will actually bring the cold air back. we're going to have two mild days around here. this one originating from the pacific northwest will spring in and bring us colder air. first, we deal with this storm. this is the coastal storm that's going down into the gulf and ride up the east coast. this one right here, we basically dodge the most significant snow, but we still get snow showers out of it. not a big deal, but still could give us snow from time to time as we get into the early part of the workweek all the way to wednesday.
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icy spots earlier then the melting 32. tomorrow, super weather for the super bowl is really going to be nice. 47. if you are out and about, you have family over, it's gorgeous. we continue with the melting over the weekend. the action woo carriage seven- day forecast, there it is. monday, tuesday, and even into wednesday we've government the potential for the snow showers, which are light. some accumulations mid-week you might talk about being a little bit deeper, a couple of inches here or there. for the most part, it will be hit or miss snow showers coming through that could make travel quickly. notice this as well. once we get past the middle of the week, temperatures do fall off sharply. this pattern of stormy weather over the next seven to ten days and shots of cold air coming in, we'll call it winter sports. lee put together what's left of the winter forecast and talked about the possibilities with el nino in effect. we could actually get into a
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stacking up or miss us completely. so a very tricky ten days in front of us. after that, the second half into late february, we've had mild air returning quickly. >> i like it. >> all right. >> not bad. before we go to break, let's think of a super-bowl themed remix. >> the shovelle i'm not here looking for trouble i'm just here to do the super bowl shovel [music] >> i will -- super bowl shuffle [music] >> i can't top that. >> the live pry mights participate in a special craft activity featuring exhibits and fireworks over the hudson and china, the international creative festival is an event you don't want to miss.
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features the new york rangers plus incredible activities for all to enjoy. rye nature center in west chester presents an old winter's afternoon featuring archery, craft, and a log sawing contest. in connecticut, get ready for interactive and explosive experiments with the greenwich library dragons and dreams. head to west chester for a chinese new year celebration with a traditional lion dance performance and hands on all ages arts workshop. for more on these events that
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the age of 74. he suffered from parkinson's disease. he was known for co-founding the band with his brother saying he wanted the music to inspire, not just entertain. earth, wind, and fire will be honored at the upcoming grammy awards this year. >> legacy. "star wars" the force awakens is set to be in the top 40 grossing movies worldwide after it became the first to make more than $900 million in the u.s. it did that mark in 50 days. it surpassed "avatar" the previous record holder. taylor swift is expanding her empire to exclude mobile games. the grammy winner is set to release a new app with game developer blue mobile. the same worked on kim kardashian's app that brought in $43 million in three months.
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taylor swift or kim car dash crab app? what does -- kim kardashian app? what does it do? >> it's about fashion and earning points. >> you sound like you've downloaded it, amy. >> maybe. [ laughter ] >> we'll have a really cool story after the break, but before that, super cat saturday. what's up? >> this cat's name is ski cat. this is not me shortening. he's out in the snow. i've never seen a cat in the snow. apparently, the cat likes it. good morning, snow kitty. and finally, we've got jackson sent in by twitter. "this is more like it for a cat during a snowstorm, don't you think? we'd love to see your pictures,
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history month this morning. we met a group of nuns tackling social injustice. >> this is one of only three the entire country. this year, they are marking their centennial. to celebrate, they are inspiring others to do acts of kindness. i was there to speak with them. at the st. edwards food pantry on staten island, the need is clear. >> now it's day-to-day. you do what you have to do to survive. >> reporter: so is the compassion. >> it's necessary for me. [unintelligible] >> reporter: serving 30,000 a year is part of the most pure heart of mary, an order of black nuns based in harlem celebrating this year. >> we are sisters of social injustition, uplifting the
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>> reporter: the order was born in 1916 in georgia to fight segregation and marking their centennial during black history month seems like divine timing. there were only two others like this one in the entire country. >> people and their beliefs, black people, could the sisters be religious? here we're here for a hundred years. >> reporter: it also extends to this nursery in harlem run by the group since the 1920s. as for their next mission, the nuns say the new focus will be on homeless youth. >> we are all children of the same god. black or white, we should be kind. >> reporter: to mark this milestone birthday, the order is encouraging all new yorkers to perform random acts of kindness to make the kind of difference they make every day. >> we're here, and i thank god because if not for them, it would be very, very difficult to eat.
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great work. by the way, on tuesday the 23rd of this month, they are having their big centennial situation. if you want to support the group shall e-mail fhm centennial@ centennial@gmail.com. extraordinary group of nuns. it was nice doing that kind of story. the best of humanity at play there. amen. coming up in the next hour of "eyewitness news" this saturday morning, the massive crane collapse caused a big mess in tribeca. an investigation has also been launched. we'll have the latest in a live report. >> plus, a cornell university student is accused of trying to rape a woman inside of a frat house. details on the charges he will face today. >> also, two fantasy sports sites are dealing with yet another payment problem. hear why one bank is backing
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 comments@captioncolorado.com well that massive crane that came crashing down in tribeca is now at the center of an investigation as inspectors try to figure out what caused that 20 story structure to topple. we're live with the latest on the deadly collapse. >> breaking news, a man stabbed to death and details on who police have in custody. >> plus, why fan duel and draft king are being blocked by one
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country. good morning. hello sunshine. look at the sunrise on this saturday, february 6th. thank you so much for being with us on super bowl eve. >> super bowl and valentine ago day get my through february. >> february seems to be the long month of winter. by this point, people are tired of it and are ready for spring. but you have good stuff to get through. >> pepper it with parties. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. welcome to the second hour of "eyewitness news." let's turn things over to the lady in red, amy friesz. what's going on. >> beautiful skies across the area looking down to lower manhattan. you guys had a fantastic sunrise picture and another piece of evidence of how gorgeous the skies are. we did go below freezing and a lot of spots were currently at 31. as far as the temperatures go,
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for the rest of the weekend. so when is the cold air back and could we see more snow as we move into what's considered sort of prime time for storm development late february into march. the winds have certainly settled down 18 to 20 mile-per- hour winds. that's all we've gop and everything is much calmer than yesterday. looking on the active track, we've got no threat of showers and winds coming in very light for most of the area. we'll see the last of the gusts letting up by 9:30, 10:00 in morning. the next several hours, temperatures are going above the freezing point and topping off in the low 40s. coming up, we'll talk about an active weather pattern for the week hand. there are a couple of chances gore snow. those details are ahead, rob. >> thank you. let's get to breaking news right now out of the bronx. a 40-year-old man is now charged in a deadly stabbing just after 7:00 last night at east 164st street and river avenue. police say a 43-year-old man
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arm and a 27-year-old man was slashed on his hand. the victims were both taken to the hospital for the 43 -- where the 43-year-old man passed away. a man was taken into custody at the scene and is charged with murder. clean up crews were back in tribeca mapping out plans to haul away the 500-foot crane off of the street. >> the crane did collapse yesterday morning killing one person, three others hurt and today we're expected to learn more about what caused that crane to fall. >> "eyewitness news" reporter marcus solis joins us live from tribeca with the story. marcus? >> reporter: city workers at various agencies are now coming out of new york law school and interagency briefings taking place early this morning as they get up to speed on what is going on with the situation with this crane, which you can see extends across worth street.
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how to clean things up. construction workers on another project watched in disbelief as the massive crane crashed down at worth and church street lights just before 8:30 yesterday morning as heavy snow hit the area and crews were trying to secure the crane in high winds. 38-year-old david wicks was walking to work, killed when the tons of steel came raining down. city officials say workers had begun blocking traffic as they lowered the crane, preventing further tragedy. >> the fact,this is incident, we've lost a life. if you go out on the street as i did and see what happened here, thank god it was not worse. >> reporter: three others were hurt, two seriously. you can see people rushing in to help free 73-year-old thomas o'brien, who was trapped when the crane fell on top of his car. a 45-year-old new jersey woman suffered a leg injury and the force of the collapse sent the headache ball through the roof of a nearby law school where it swung through officers,
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>> due to the fact 8:25, we're lucky no one else got hurt because at 9:00, this office looks like it would have. occupied and the street would have had more people. >> reporter: again, a very active scene here in lower manhattan aas officials discuss and begin the cleanup process which is expected to take a couple of days. we are expecting details at press briefing later this morning. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> roads in that area of the collapse site are closed and will probably stay that way over the next to you days. worth street is closed from church street to hudson and then west broadway is closed from canal to thomas. you can expect added disruptions from canal to chambers and also hudson to out. if you'd like to see more video and images from the scene, head to abc7ny.com and we'll keep you updated on air and online.
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their credit cards blocked on fantasy sports web sites as those companies face increasing legal scrutiny. citigroup is now blocking transactions by new york residents on both fan dual and draftkings -- fan duel and draftkings. the decision was made to block payments until new york courts rule on the legality of those fantasy sports sites. the state of new jersey is accusing volkswagen of violating clean air standards when cheating on emissions tests. a lawsuit filed again the car- maker says volkswagen put profits above the well being of people breathing the air in new jersey money volkswagen admitted to equipping its cars with software that can let them cheat on tests in the u.s. new this morning, the president of a fraternity of
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charges of sexual assault. 21-year-old wolfgang balancinger is accused of trying to rape and sexually abuse a woman inside of his frat house. the fraternity was suspended earlier this week during the investigation into the accusations. he turned himself over to campus police on thursday but pleaded not guilty in court. one of two new york city police officers shot in the bronx is waking up at home this morning. patrick was released from the hospital surrounded by hundreds of his fellow officers. he was grazed the cheek. his partner was hit in the torso. she remains in the hospital. they were attacked by a gunman police questioned several hers but there have been no arrests. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the gop debate. what the candidates are doing hampshire.
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the new hampshire primaries are just three days away. tonight, the republican presidential candidates will debate right here on abc. the stage is ready for the remaining gop white house contenders. this will be their first debate since the iowa primary. kenneth moten is here with the latest on the contenders of the 2016 race. >> reporter: good morning. in just a few hours, the top gop contenders will have their final debate before the new hampshire primary. leading the polls in this state, democrat bernie sanders and republican donald trump. it's the final push for support in new hampshire. >> i don't want anything. i just want your vote. >> reporter: donald trump was in south carolina, kept out of the granite state due to bad weather, still bitter about his loss to ted cruz in iowa. >> i don't think i did come in second.
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>> god bless the great state of new hampshire. >> reporter: the winter storm didn't keep the other candidates off the new hampshire trail. >> it is a nice day for campaigning. >> reporter: their supporters were on the ground walking door- to-door. even 90-year-old barbara bush braved the treacherous conditions for her son before tonight's gop debate hosted by abc news. overnight, bernie sanders got a rock star reception at this democratic fund-raiser in manchester. hillary clinton was also there undeterred by recent polls with the whopping lead for tuesday's first in the nation primary. >> new hampshire's never quit on me, and i'm not going to quit on you! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: clinton, who was working to woo sanders' young supporters and the top gop contenders are prepping for the debate right here. kenneth moten, abc news, manchester, new hampshire. well, we are a few hours
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the only place to watch it is here on channel 7 and on the watch abc app. live coverage begins tonight at 8:00. political reporter dave evans is heading to new hampshire. you can watch his live reports on the primaries beginning monday on "eyewitness news." during this week's democratic debate, senator bernie sanders accuses rival hillary clinton of being less progressive because of those big speaking fees collected from big banks over the years. clinton and her husband former president bill clinton have earned a combined $153 million from giving speeches over the last 15 years. more than $7.5 million came from big banks, including goldman sachs and ubs. clinton says speaking engagements do impact her politics. when he goes in on her and apparently that line of attack is having an impact on the
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all right, aim ay friesz -- >> you are sound -- amy freeze -- >> you are sounding dispointed already. >> i'm ready for it. >> there are words for that. >> i have it. >> it's going to be above average for the next couple of days. we have a beautiful start and freezing conditions. so 31 here in the city, but where we have the snow on the ground, it's 20s. look at this fantastic start to the day, absolutely gorgeous. the sun's coming up and will produce enough warmth for us to say well above average right through the afternoon. tomorrow, we've got a nice
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world trade with everything lit up picture perfect. humidity's currently at 57 and the winds are calm. pressure is on the rise. overall weather pattern is looking good. we have fresh snow on the ground, so this is going to be melting, of course, over the next few days. be aware of this in parts of connecticut where you got a significant amount of snow. you may have had melting last night and tomorrow waking up to subfreezing temperatures. refreezing will be an issue you for the next two nights of course. even when you've got a half foot, 2 inches of new snow, watch out for the spot where's the temperatures really drop. also, the fresh snow will make it feel colder in spots. you actually look across the entire area, tri-statewide and we're as much as 20 degrees colder than we were yesterday
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things are significantly settled down where we do melting. areas in blue, by the way, 5 to 10 inches. itthe weekend looks good. there are two systems we have this coming out of the pacific northwest. this one's important because we need cold air to produce any snowfall around here. we get a glancing blow. we dodge any significant snowfall, but there could be snow showers in the area. it doesn't look like it stacks up but definitely we're in the storm track. 32 degrees tonight. slick spots are once again in the places where we got the most significant snowfall, and
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of long island and connecticut. tomorrow, it's party on. the super bowl looks great. 47, lots of sunshine. here's the accuweather seven- day beginning with monday, the flakes, you know, flying mostly to the east because the storm looks to be mainly offshore. then we wait for the next one, which does start to produce a lot of snow for parts of the west. this is one to watch to potentially change our weather pattern getting into sort of the mid to late part of the week. the accuweather seven-day, we take the temperatures down as well starting on thursday back down to 36 and friday temperatures are at 32 degrees. overnight lows slipping into the teens and 20s. a reminder for the accuweather seven-day forecast any time on these apps not only are they available for tracking the weather over the week ahead, but also realtime data is very significant and can help you when there is a storm in the area or if you are even looking at the winds.
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that, that it should be helpful on days like yesterday when it seemed pretty wild out. you can look that up in the palm of your hand. it is a free app. >> who are you picking for the super bowl? >> broncos all day. >> see, woo he agree. >> carolina, just to be the contrary one. i was born in north carolina. i'm just there for the food. moving on, rescue workers are searching for survivors after a deadly earth quake in taiwan as it caused a high rise complex to collapse killing at least 11 people. there are still more than two dozen people who live there who are unaccounted for. twitter is shutting down accounts that promote terrorism.
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welcome back, everybody. time for all of the morning's sports headlines. >> here is rob powers. >> let's start with basketball two games two nights. carmelo anthony's knee and lance thomas concussion symptoms left them out. they hadn't beaten the memphis grizzlies in three years. star players on the bench. what could they do? well, how about jose calderon? he pumped in 18. and helping to bring them right
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jeff green led memphis with 16 points. eight seconds to go. and the tie! huh-uh. green would finish with free flows, and the knicks lose with four straight losses. up against the kings, the nets last night was different. here's the story of the game. three pointers. donovan came off the bench with seven three pointers. forget that losing streak. how about a total of 18 three pointers and a win? 128-119, they go for two in a row tonight at philadelphia. let's get to the super bowl now. the broncos and panthers finally kick off tomorrow. yesterday, both teams were still getting ready, and so was everybody else. there's lady gaga rehearsing the national anthem. meanwhile, roger goodell gave his annual state of the league address.
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the league may be moving toward a rule to ensure this never happens again. call at the time o'dell rule. >> i believe that the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in the game, there is an automatic ejection of the player. and the walter payton nfl player of the field making positive impacts. the winner is named tonight. >> our finest moments will not be the catches, the touchdowns, and success we've had on the field, but the impact we've made on people's lives in our communities. >> reporter: that's just great, man. less than two weeks now from spring training, we get snow. want to see what port st. lucie, florida got yesterday? oh, man. sunshine and baseball, what could be better? even with all that, football is still the big topic and
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tomorrowp. >> carolina. >> carolina that. >> broncosp. >> i'm a big peyton manning fan. >> reporter: kevin's from indianapolis and that's why he is a peyton manning fan. the crowd at the 16th hole is a little rowdy. after this see shot on 16, he dabbed his way all the way to the green. that's the cam newton rule. even threw on a cam newson jersey. that's not popular there. that crowd had the last laugh. varner shot a 78. varner missed the cut. the fans went, aw. that's your morning sports update. what a great weekend we've got lined up for everybody whatever happens. i'm rob powers. i'll see you right back here on monday. much more ahead on this saturday morning including a look at the day's top stories. >> the investigation and cleanup continues at the site
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. >> welcome back, everybody, to "eyewitness news" saturday morning. we've got a live shot there of lower manhattan. certainly hoping for a calmer day. and then what we saw yesterday for sure, the sun is up, model weekend ahead. let's get out there and enjoy it. it is saturday morning, the sixth day of february. here we go. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to "eyewitness news" saturday morning. take a look outside. people are starting to get out
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dog out. it's not that bad. >> no. snow is hopefully gone so keep on truckin'. >> amy freeze is taking a first look at morning weather. what's up? >> yeah, a much more mild day. in fact, the entire weekend is looking great. this is a starting off picture from manhattan. the empire state building with 86 flights this week. down to the battery, 1 world trade. i think the empire is just as hard. both of them have done the climbs. tough to get up those stairs but a real thrill. the empire state building, the cool thing about that is you finish at night. tonight we'll be clear. temperatures fall again below freezing with fresh snow on the ground. the windchills are not quite what they were yesterday, we definitely have a cold start out there, be aware that any spots spell below freezing last
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so anywhere between 5 to 10 inches of snow tonight, the areas of blue are the most vulnerable this morning and tonight. the sunshine will help with the melting and we'll be talking about storms and the potential for snowfall. for the next seven hours, here's what we've got. mid to upper 30s and high of 43 in new york city. i'll have the accuweather seven-day, up next. topping our news this half hour, the massive crane collapse caused a huge mess in tribeca. the cleanup efforts get under way this morning and the investigation, as you can imagine, has also now been launched into what caused all of this. marcus solis joins us now from tribeca with more details. hi, marcus. >> reporter: we can tell you at full daylight, we're seeing more workers arriving surrounding the section of the crane that we can see from our vantage point, but of course,
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it will be quite some time before they get that all out of here. it was 8:00 yesterday morning. you with are down here when workers tried to bring that boom down and then it crashed down. 500 foot boom was coming down in a controlled manner and then it became a free fall and crashed down onto worth street. the 4,000 pound ball called the headache ball landed in the office of new york law school. one person killed, three others injured. there was the billing emergency response that shut down streets in the area. as we said, the big question remains what caused that crane to topple over? >> it's the capacity of 330 tons so it is a very, very large crane. perfectly fine in terms of the way it was engineered, but obviously, it requires an investigation as to why this happened.
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38-year-old david wicks was killed. crane came down. another person was trapped in his car, and another woman was injured, suffered a leg injury. as the mayor said, this could have been much, much worse. crews were actually in the process of clearing the streets as they were trying to bring accident occurred. again, the cleanup, the investigation, the focus of what is going on here today, and we're expecting an update from city officials around 1:00 this afternoon. we're live in tribeca, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." "eyewitness news" was first on the scene yesterday morning when the crane collapsed. you can count on us all weekend both on the air and online as we learn more about the investigation and that huge cleanup. again, we should all be grateful. it could have been so much worse. we are learning more details about a suspect wanted in a string of frightening robberies on a subway that ended with two victims lashed. police have released
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they are looking for. they believe he is responsible for at least four robberies since late last month. three of them on subway trains during two of the crimes, police tell us the suspects cut knife. a man was sucker punched on the street in new jersey. you'll see it happen. unfortunately, they are also videotaping it. it's called the knockout game. this insane, dangerous, potentially deadly trend has police on high alert. again this is a random crime. this video appeared on facebook this week showing someone throwing a punch and knocking out a victim on a street coroner patterson. police called the video disturbing. they are looking for the person responsible and thanked people who lived there for reporting it. >> let's hope they find him very quickly, yeah. in other news, the so- called aflew insaturday teen is
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jail in texas. this is the latest mug shot of the 18-year-old, ethan couch, who was brought back into the country last week after he and his mother fled to mexico after a video surfaced showing couch playing beer pong, which is a violation of his parole stemming from a drunk driving crash in which he killed four people. >> he's getting ready to be 19 years old. he is an adult. he doesn't need to be housed in a juvenile decision in my opinion. that wasn't my decision to make. i feel more comfortable with him in a more secure environment. >> right now, couch's case is under the jurisdiction of juvenile court. a judge will make the decision about whether that changes down the road. coming up next on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, medical experts are concerned about kissing. hear how kissing could spread the zika virus. >> also ahead, bringing jazz to a whole new audience. students here in new york city
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welcome back, everybody. there are new concerns that kissing could mow spread the mosquito-borne zika virus. health officials in brazil are warning pregnant women to avoid kissing anybody who is not a regular partner. scientists have now found live samples. it's coinciding with carnival season, when kissing is more than common than unusual times to say the least. mean while, rockland county is saying someone came back sick with the virus but the woman is expected to recover. let's talk about drinking and the super bowl. if you plan to have a beer or
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not get behind police are going to be on the lookout. state and local police will increase patrols and will be out there with sobriety checkpoints on saturday and sunday. they will step up enforcement and last year state police arrested 31 drunk drivers and issue youd more than 1,000 tickets. excitement for super bowl 50 is spreading here to new york on the other side of the country where the empire state building lit up in broncos and panthers colors ahead of the big game. today, the team will have a walk-through in the stadium in california. if you are notturno in front of a -- if you are not in front of a tv, you can keep an eye on the empire state building that will act like a scoreboard. >> so it will be in sync with the game.
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good the light crews of the empire state building? they change the colors like a thousand times a year depending on what's going on, good stuff, bad stuff. that's a story. i want to know about knows guys. >> i don't think they change the light bulbs. it's very high-tech. >> i wonder. >> they can't possibly change the light bulbs. that would be crazy. >> i don't know. you just ran up there. >> i climbed up that 86 flights and i'm saying nobody wants to do that every night. >> i'm perfectly fine with take an elevator to find out. >> i have a necklace that lights up. >> who does that? i want to know that. never mind. [ laughter ] we've got sunshine around, beautiful weekend. temperatures right now are colder in some spots by as much as 20 degrees. here in the city, we don't have that problem.
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looking at the numbers throughout the day, we go for a high of 43 degrees. the clouds will come and go. official reporting station central park gives us 41 and we have mid to upper teens with more than 6 inches of snow. winds are so much calmer today. 20s, 30s and teens checking in at 18 right now. looking across the maps, temperatures are 15 to 20 degrees colder than they were at the same time. islip has the changes with much colder air at the surface. current snow dabs working our way in and a lot of spots holding on to several inches, 5 to 8 inches. some places holding onto 10 inches of snow money we'll continue to get some melting. the main northeast is off of connecticut and long island. our eyes are actually following two weather features that are important to know about.
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we're able to look at them. the fist one coming out of the pacific northwest. this one will produce snow air. also, the other system coming out of the gulf doesn't look like much but swings in and coast. we dodge significant snow from this, but we're on the track where we can get a couple of inches on the east side. we're in el nino season. lee goldberg talked about how we're heading into the stormy pattern. so the next ten days can be hit or miss snow showers. right now, the best chance for accumulating snow in the next stormy track.
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third week of february is still stormy. late february into early march, these are the times that are most favorable for storm in the climate history, but does the weather match up? at least two, perhaps three of our top five snowstorms in history have come february into march. right now it's just a hit or miss shower snow showing up monday, tuesday, wednesday, even thursday. these are lighter accumulations. right now, we're not predicting any significant stop-down snow. definitely storms to watch this week that we can keep our eye on. the seven-day forecast also takes us down to the freezing point for the daytime high on friday. so plenty of cold air to work with day seven through ten. so heads-up. because did you see the jet streams? favorable positions, rob. >> that jet stream. >> i'm just glad it's going to be warmer because i was so careful to get all of the slush
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morning and it's like what! >> we're not fearing too much for tuesday, right? >> i'll take it. coming up on "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning, more than two dozen new york city schools are getting lessons on a music legend. hear how the work of duke ellington is being tied to the curriculum. >> this weekend's community remixes are dedicated to the super bowl, of course. so at 6:00 a.m., we did -- i ain't here looking for trouble [music] the super bowl shuffle. >> so because of that, this is a remix of the james taylor classic. >> "in my mind i'm going to carolina?" >> oh, and it's not going to play.
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year with the bergen county's special craft activities featuring exhibits, live exhibits and fireworks over the hudson and the international creative festival at javits center new york is an event you won't want to miss. winter-fest features the new york rangers plus incredible activities for all to enjoy. rye nature center in west chester presents an old fashioned winter's afternoon. enjoy classic nature, archery and a log-sawing contest. in connecticut, get ready for interactive and explosive experiments with the sign tellers dragons and dreams. the tradition ale lion dance performance and ands on all
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. now to a dancing and singing celebration of history and music as we mark black history month. >> a nonprofit organization is bringing a classic duke ellington musical "sophisticated ladies" throughout new york city to schools. kemberly richardson has the story. >> reporter: from the very first note, they are mesmerized. >> it was really awesome. >> reporter: for many here at ps69, this -- [music]
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you can to live theater "sophisticated lady." it utilizes professional performance. it hopes the nonprofit brings an entirely new generation of theater goers. >> i think there's a long range involving and resulting from these types of activities is really quite extensive. it's like taking a pebble and dropping it into a pond and you see the ripples that come out from it. >> reporter: part of the program is possible because of grants tying directly into the curriculum. in class, the kids learn about the harlem renaissance and duke ellington. these kids also go to an after- school program. >> it's exciting and they are doing everything correctly. i, like, compare it with us, and then are much better. >> reporter: this production will be seen by roughly 10,000 kids and public schools over
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boroughsp. >> we have 26 different languages spoken at home for our students. here with the arts, it levels the playing field for those students that haven't caught up either academically or with their language skills. >> reporter: in jackson heights, kemberly richardson, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> i love that those kids are getting exposed to that at such a young age. >> also because we have such great producers here, i already have my answer. back in 2012, ownership put in a new l.e.d. light system, which is capable of displaying 16 million different colors and can change instantly. it's all about bright lights and -- coloring it with a major filter, right? >> and the disks and that type of stuff. >> and on top of the empire state building in case you didn't know from before.
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cat saturday. amy? >> another side job you won't be able to take, rob. >> exactly. >> it's already computerized. >> i think that's a human hat. nevertheless, you have to stay warm some way. this key cat, yes, key cat is the name sent in by rob. let me back in, right? super paws on this one. hey darryl, this is my cat darryl. we've got another cat named darryl. snow kitty, good morning to you. did anybody get that? all right, rob. [ laughter ] >> finally, nick with the sweetie pie.
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begging him to go to rehab after an alleged violent night with his girlfriend. we're learning about a major new celebrity edition of the halftime show. you might want to take them with the proverbial grain of salt. it's all coming up on gma. >> beyonce will still be there. i want to clarify that. >> i like your priorities and yes, she will still be there. >> thank you. >> priorities. >> see you soon. have a good show. cleanup continues on lower manhattan where investigators are looking into what caused that deadly crane collapse. >> "eyewitness news" reporter marcus solis is live with more. >> reporter: just a short time ago we saw a smaller crane being moved into place. presumably, cranes will be used to lift out sections of crane
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big cleanup job ahead after the accident yesterday morning. a 500-foot boom cable came crashing down across the lengths of two city blocks down on worth street. a 4,000 pound ball called the headache ball attached to the lifting cable crashing through one of the offices at new york law school. it was a fatal accident. 38-year-old david wick, a pedestrian on his way to work was killed. three other people seriously injured. the mayor pointing out that crews were trying to shut down the street. this could have been much, much worse, but it was a very serious and fatal accident. the cause is still under investigation. crews were trying to secure it in bad weather. also, how long the cleanup will take. two big questions that will be answered at a briefing later this morning. we're live in tribeca, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> it should be fascinating, thank you, marcus, from an engineering perspective, how
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we're talking 600 feet worth. it's incredible. being down there yesterday just seeing the size of this thing, what a massive job. >> it's crazy that they have video, too. >> everything is on video now. >> that's for sure. we'll catch this weather on video. >> get your camera ready because this is a nice one out there, beautiful skies. temperatures are easy to take. outlying areas, especially on long island, it's real cold out there. the winds are a lot lighter. so all in all, a more mild pattern. the high today 43. sunday 47 for the super bowl. around here, the part goes on, 70s where they are playing. forget the weather. we have chances for snow starting monday, tuesday, wednesday. even into thursday, no significant major snow, but certainly snow showers in the area. that will be soming to may attention to, especially during the timing during the commute.
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