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teeterboro and new work. outlying areas have snow. islip at 18 and they are up to 23 now. looking at the snow depth across the area with a fresh layer of snow that will give us the chilly start and a lot of sunshine. melting during the day and temperatures should turn out 43 degrees for the high as the sun and clouds come and go today. we should be able to get a lot of the snow turning back into liquid. tonight it could freeze. so if you did have snow, melts during the day, be aware it will refreeze. coming up, we'll talk about the week ahead. it's a stormy pattern. we had several chances for snow. we talk about that ahead in the entire full accuweather forecast. i'll see you then, michelle. >> thank you so much, amy. breaking news in the bronx. a 40-year-old man is charged in a deadly stabbing. it happened just after 7:00 last nature at east 161st 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 take ton the hospital where he died. rob? today, crews are hard dismantling the massive crane that collapsed on worth street early yesterday morning. one person was tragically killed in all of this. several others were injured as well. this morning, city officials are expected to deliver an update on a passionive investigation. marcus solis is joining us live from tribeca with more details. good morning, marcus. >> good morning, rob. early stages of work under way at worth street and west broadway. you can see there is a smaller crane that's now been positioned into place. there's a fleet of flatbed trucks here that presumably will be taking sections of that fallen crane, putting it on and taking it away.
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morning. >> construction workers on another perfect ject watched in disbelief as the massive crane crashed down at worth and church streets as heavy snow hit the area and crews with are trying to secure the crane in 38-year-old david wicks was walking to work, killed when down. city officials say workers had begun blocking traffic as they further tragedy. >> the fact is, this is a very, very sad incident. we've lost a life, but 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 frye free 73-year-old thomas o'brien who was trapped when the crane fell on fop of his car. a 45-year-old new jersey woman suffered a leg injury and the force of the collapse sent a headache ball through the roof of nearby new york law school
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eventually landing on a desk. >> due to the fact that it was 8:25, we're lucky no one else got hurt. because at 9:00, that office most likely would have been occupied and the street would have had more people. >> reporter: many representatives an an interagency briefing at 6:00 a.m. workers and crews arriving on the scene here beginning that work in earnest. how long it will take and exact cause of what happened yesterday is still under investigation. we hope to learn more when is there a press briefing. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." this morning roads in that area of the collapse site are still closed and will likely stay that way for the next few days. worth street is closed from church street to hudson. west broadway is closed from canal to thomas. you can expect added disruptions in the area from
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hudson to broadway. "eyewitness news" was first on the scene yesterday morning when that crane collapsed, and you can count on us all weekend both on the air and online as we learn more about the investigation and the cleanup for the latest details online. just check out breaking news right now. police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened inside of a florida strip club. gunfire rang out just after 2:00 this morning. one person was killed, seven others hurt. again, investigators are trying to determine how many people were inside of the club at the time of the shooting because many of the witnesses took off before police arrived. an mta police officer is facing charges, accused of beating up one of his son's teenage classmates. 36 ruben carabello turned
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fight. he's charged with assaulting an eighth grade who stepped in to break up a fight. >> he said to his son to draw blood. to think that this is something he's teaching his son what does he expect his son to grow up and do? >> reporter: he is still on active duty with the mta but not allowed to carry a gun while the investigation is under way. we're learning more details about a suspect wanted in a string of frightening robberies in a subway that ended with two victims slashed. police release add i surveillance image -- released a surveillance image of a man who's responsible for several slashings. during two of the crimes, the suspect cut a subway passenger with a razor or knife. one of the new york city police officers shot in the bronx is waking up. he was released from lincoln hospital yesterday surrounded
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officers who was grazed in the cheek on thursday. his partner, diara cruz was unfortunately hit in the torso. they were attacked by a gunman who later killed himself. police question several others in connection with the no arrests. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the search for more survivors is on after a massive earthquake in taiwan. sadly, the number of fatalities continues to grow. >> also ahead, donald trump is back in the mix after skipping the most recent republican presidential debate before the iowa caucuses. tonight, to-head for an abc news debate in new hampshire. >> heatologist amy freeze in the accuweather weather center. we're looking at the week ahead
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right now, rescue crews are searching for at least 100
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deadly earthquake in southern taiwan. the 6.4 magnitude quake caused a high rise apartment complex to collapse, killing more than a dozen people. more than 200 others were pulled from the rubble by first responders. hundreds of people were injured when that powerful earth quake hit. we'll stay on top of that story throughout the day. the search continues this morning for the wreckage of two planes that collided over the ocean off the california coast. investigators believe there are three victims of this crash. two men who were aboard one of the planes and a 72-year-old woman who was piloting the other one. 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. the first of the nation new hampshire primary is just three days away. tonight, the republican presidential candidates debate right here on abc. >> it should be good, following iowa.
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new national poll shows hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a virtual tie. the national polls have really tightened up. now it is a real legit race. abc's kenneth moten is in new hampshire to show us what a busy weekend it will be for all of the 2016 white house contenders. >> we are prepping for a big gop debate. remember this is the fist one since said cruz was accused of stealing votes on the night of the iowa caucuses. leading in the polls in the 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. i think i came if first, i'll be honest. >> god bless the great state of new hampshire. >> reporter: the winter storm didn't keep the other candidates off the new
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>> it is a nice day for campaigning. >> supporters were on the ground walking door-to-door. >> vote for jeb. >> reporter: even 90-year-old barbara bush was there for her son. marco rubio made use of the controversy accused of spreading rumors that ben carson was dropping out of the race on the night of the iowa caucuses. >> if you get a call that i dropped out, it's not true. it's a lie. keep voting. >> reporter: overnight, bernie sanders got a rock star reception in manchester. hillary clinton was also there undeterred by recent polls which show the neighboring vermont senator with a walking 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. >> reporter: clinton is working
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supporters while the top gop contenders are prepping for tonight's abc news debate. during this week's democratic debate, senator bernie sanders accused his rival hillary clinton of being less progressive because of giant speaking fees she collected from big banks. clinton and her husband 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 not affect her politicsp. >> we speak for a living. wouldn't it be nice? >> it would down several hours from the next gop debate. the only place to watch it is right here and on the watch abc app. i love that. live coverage begins tonight at 8:00. political reporter dave evans
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you can watch his live reports on the primary beginning monday on "eyewitness news." >> dave is very busy for us these days. he was in iowa, now new hampshire. election year is his super bowl, yep. straight ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the countdown, speaking of super bowls, is on for the actual super bowl number 50. even if you are not a football fan, of course you have to admit we all tune in to see those sometimes brilliant commercials. we have a few sneak 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 more great things to do than ever. plan your trip at there's something for everyone.
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while you may dread the moment you have to bust out the shovel when it snows, there is a man in iowa who is absolutely up for the challenge. we love this story. friends say mason rump is always looking for ways to simply help out. he's found a way with a plow that's attached to the front of his wheelchair. mason able to plow not only his
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neighbors' too. >> definitely he laughs a lot whenever it starts snowing. just trying about it he'll start laughing. he likes being useful and likes to work. >> it's really great to help a lot of friends out. >> the 22-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy asked friends and neighbors to help him get his new wheelchair. now that he has it, he's simply returning the favor. >> so no one should complain about shoveling know after you see that. >> i have a pen pal who has cp. rivka, i hope you are watching. she's awesome. for ten years. will we need to be shoveling come tuesday, amy freeze? now new hampshire. completely?
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significant snow from it, either. >> all right. >> sort of middle of the road. let me show what you's going on. beautiful weekend for us outside right now. temperatures are easy to take in the city. where we got the fresh snow, it's significantly colder. also where we saw melting last night, we have surfaces refreezing so slick spots could be an issue. outride right now, bundle up. we're right at the freezing point in a lot of spots. west wind 7 miles per hour sop much more mild with the than yesterday. so that is a big relief. we're looking for high temperatures today about 10 degrees warmer than we are right now in the city. looking out on long island, first with the temperatures that are subfreezing. we'll see the numbers continue to climb, but also parts of long island and connecticut getting a lot of fresh snow keeping them cold as well. so the 24-hour temperature change is anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees colder than this time
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the big difference is no wind. we'll get our temperatures in the low 40s. then slick spots happen again and getting into the mid to upper 40s. super bowl sunday is looking super at this point. tell temperatures near 50 degrees across parts of the area. we're not looking at any storms for today and tomorrow. looking at the big picture, we are tracking two different systems. one that's out west and one that's going to come through the gulf. these two particular systems, one with ill bring us really cold air off of the pacific northwest. the one coming out of the gulf is a coastal storm and dodges us just off to the east. by monday at 9:00 a.m., we'll be looking athe a rain/snow mix quickly turning to snow affecting parts of the city, long island, coastal connecticut and even up through parts of the hudson valley. we'll be watching that carefully. tuesday, wednesday, and even thursday, there's still snow in the area. so hit or miss showers can't be ruled up.
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up too deep. definitely, we have the chances for snow as we is it in the stormy pattern over the next several days. patchy fog tonight, slick spots redeveloping and to the freezing point. tomorrow, 47 degrees for the high. looks good, and we make it into the workweek with temperatures coming down to 39. flakes mainly east. light accumulations possible. we'll get a better handle on this tomorrow. wednesday snow showers in the area as well. thursday can't rule out snow, but the coldest air comes out friday as the storm system exits the area. right now, the overall weather pattern taking us to the next seven to ten days does look very active. no monster storms are showing up right now. we have both jet streams in prime locations. historically with climate data, this is when we get the bigger storms. i think three are them are february and march storms.
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>> it can happen. >> bull's-eye. >> thank you for that nugget. >> happy weekend. in this morning's health alert, one of the country's largest candy producers is removing all artificial colors from its products. mars, the company behind m&ms and snickers says it's making the move to meet evolving consumer preferences. the dyes are not banned by the fda, however, there is concern that some synthetic dyes can trigger hyper activity in children, so gone with the artificial dyes. so we'll see if you can really tell when they are natural dyes. >> i don't know.
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will be in those legendary commercials. >> what do you want me to do with this? i mean, how top secret can a taco bell product be? >> that's a very good question, my friend. even nba star james harden does not know what he's shilling in taco bell's new super bowl ad. the product, whatever it may be is available for preorder ahead of its release on monday. [music] >> you ready? >> you know it. you ready? >> you know it. >> well, bud light is going political this year. comedians seth rogen and amy schumer going political. you can expect 3 1/2 minutes of political ads from anheuser
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the 3 1/2 minutes come with a price tag of $35 million. it is staggering what people pay for those ads. when you expect an audience of 100 million-plus people, boom, a lot of eyeballs. >> that's right. it's 9:23 and time for sports now with ron powers. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. let's start with basketball. two games, two nights and the knicks were out of a game. they haven't beaten the grizzlies in flee years. star players are on the bench. what could they do? how about jose calendar rhone? he pump -- calderon? the knicks were down. scoring 17 here. jeff green led memphis with 16 points. eight seconds to go for the tie. huh-uh. greene would finish with free
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85. that's four straight losses. nets back at home last night as well. last night was different. here's the story of the game. joe johnson, 27 points. he hit five three pointers. forget about 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 with are still getting ready. so was everybody else. there's lady gaga rehearsing the national anthem. meanwhile, commissioner roger goodell gave his annual state of the league address. remember the carolina game? three unnecessary roughness calls. the league may be moving toward a rule to make sure this never happens again. >> i believe the league should
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are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of the player. >> reporter: also yesterday, the finalist for the walter payton nfl man of the year award were introduced. the saints' ben watson and eli manning. for excellence on and often the field, making positive impacts. the winner, named tonight. >> our finest moments will not be the catches, the touchdowns, the success we've had on the field but the impact we've made on people's lives in our communities. >> that's great, man. less than two weeks now from spring training, we get snow money want to see what port st. lucie, florida got yesterday? oh, man. sunshine and baseball. what could be better? even with all of that, football is still the big topic for the mets and predicting the winner tomorrow. >> carolina. >> i have to go to the broncosp. >> i'm a big peyton manning fan.
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the crowd at the 16th hole is a little rowdy. harold varner iii would dab his way all wait to the green. that's the cam newton move. he even threw on a cam newton jersey. 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 were lined up for everybody and whatever happens. i'm rob powers. i'll see you right back here. you are going with carolina? >> i am. >> i want to see peyton get his last bit of glory. do you remember if you have a favorite super bowl commercial, something that's got locked in the vault from years past? >> i always liked the clydesdale budweiser ones. >> very nice. i like cindy crawford getting a pepsi. same thing. much more ahead including a
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stories. cleanup under way in tribeca after yesterday's deadly crane collapse. details coming up. >> thank you, marcus. also ahead, cornell university student accused of trying to rape a woman inside of a frat house. >> plus, another challenge is on the table for two fantasy sports sites. why fan duel and draftkings are being blocked by one of the
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early saturday morning. let's check in real quick with amy freeze. the upcoming week may be messy. >> today is a lot more mild than it was yesterday with a more active pattern coming your way. it will start as soon as monday. we'll have temperatures climbing into the 40s and near 50 degrees by tomorrow afternoon. right now looking around the boroughs, we've got 35 at la guardia. money white plains, teeterboro still below freezing. saw melting yesterday but the refreezing temperatures are keeping everything sort of slick and icy in spots. so be aware of that. snow that's on the ground fresh and ready to go gets the influence of the sun and a light wind today. that'll help melt things. refreezing is expected again tonight. so on the action cue track --
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about storms coming in. >> michelle? >> thank you, amy. mapping out plans to haul away that 500 foot crane from the street. >> you can imagine the massive job that's going to be. the crane collapse, of course, happened yesterday morning, killing one person. three people were also hurt. today we're expecting to learn more about what exactly caused that crane to fall. >> "eyewitness news" reporter marcus solis is live for us out there in tribeca with the story. marcus? >> reporter: getting a sense of how massive a project this is beyond me here on west broadway and worth street. you can see the section of crane that has fallen down. there are three smaller cranes in place to deal with just that section of crane. the flatbed trucks presumably will lift part of that up and put it on the trucks.
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goes on for two city blocks. it was around 8:00 yesterday morning. workers were trying to safely bring down that crane in bad weather. it extends over 500 feet that boom that came crashing down instead brick and debris raining down. also that 4,000 pound ball attached to the cable called a headache ball landed inside some offices of new york law school here. one person killed, three others injured. streets closed down. massive emergency response and now a big cleanup under way. the question remains what exactly caused this crane to come down in the first place. >> it's the capacity of 330 tons so it is a very, very large crane. perfectly fine in terms of the way it obviously it requires an investigation as to why this happened. >> reporter: now, 38-year-old david wicks was the person killed. he was on his way to work
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crane came down. another person trapped in his car suffered a head injury and a woman also suffered a leg injury, one of the minor injuries. this could have been much worse, however, construction crews were blocking off the street as they were bringing down the crane. this could have been much, much worse says the mayor. back live here, you can see cruise are in place working to clean up this section of crane. this is a project that will go on for quite sometime. we're expecting an update from city officials. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, myrrh cuss. if you'd like to see more video and images from that incredible scene, head over to and we'll keep you updated on the story as we learn any new developments. those updates will happen on air and online. we're expecting a lot more detail about why all of that happened yesterday. heads-up.
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is so jarring and upsetting. a man was sucker punched on a street in north carolina. this is a game called the knockout game. this potentially deadly trend has police on high alert. this video appeared on facebook this week showing, again, someone throwing a punch, apparently knocking out a victim on a street corner in patterson and someone else recording it. police thanked residents who reported it. >> hard to believe somebody can be that heartless. wow. some new yorkers will find their credit cards blocked on fantasy sports web sites as the companies face increasing legal scrutiny. city group is blocking transactions on both fan duel and draftkings. the world's biggest credit card lender says the decision was made to block payments until new york courts ruled on the deguilty of those sports sites. the state of new jersey,
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don't hurt yourself or others. the excitement for super bowl 50 is preding right here on the opposite coast of the country here in new york when the empire state building is lit up in panthers and broncos colors. the teams had practice yesterday and again today. they'll have a walk through at the stadium in northern california. if you are not in front of a tv during tomorrow's game like 100 million-plus others, you can keep an eye on the empire state building because it's going to light up in the team colors as they score and act pretty much as a virtual scoreboard, which i think is a brilliant idea. so you'll know. >> please don't be looking up and going on the helix into the lincoln tunnel. what's the score? >> be safe. they could do 16, as we learned in our 7:00 hour, they can do 16 million different colors
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light system on the top of the building. impressive work there on the building, i must say. >> i'll be watching the commercials. >> you will be? you are not rooting for a particular team? >> i'm rooting for the broncos. i always do. when i lived in denver, john elway won his last super bowl when i was there in denver. that was very exciting and the parade. >> you have a special place now for denver? >> yeah. >> i like it. i'm rooting for them, too. i hope peyton does it. this weekend, weather's going to be very mild. temperatures are easy to take today and tomorrow. we've got a meltdown happening as well with some of the fresh snow. so there is a little warning out. so early in the morning and late at might if you have the fresh snow, a lot of melting will happen over the weekend, but we are expecting both tonight and again tomorrow morning almost all areas to go to the freezing point tomorrow night. despite the mild temperatures during the day, there is the chance of a slick spot. take your time even on the
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sure you are able to clear those out before the refreeze happens night after night. temperatures are a little colder where we've got the fresh snow, especially on the island. we've got subfreezing temperatures for merrick, hampton bay is actually up to 34 degrees. areas in blue, colder than they were at the same time. the bull's-eye is in connecticut where we had deep snow. of course they're starting off a little colder with the fresh layer of powder there. then we look at the accutrack, there's actually two storms. one that's back here in the pacific northwest. this one is important to pay attention to because it has access to the cold air from the north. another cold system will ride from the gulf and up thest coast. as that happens, it looks like the track is far enough east that we dodge any major snowstorms. it did give us the possibility of getting accumulating snow. here we go in the futurecast. you can see the temperatures hovering around the 40 degree mark through the afternoon. by tomorrow morning, there we
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there's where we are expecting the refreeze to occur. then temperatures soar through the mid and upper 30s. clouds increase rapidly and here comes the storm by monday in the early morning hours. the monday morning commute can have snow in the area. as far as it stacking up really neat and being a perfect storm and having, you know, in the 3 inch mark, not likely going to happen. this is most expected to come in pieces. so there might be some clearing here and there for the snow throughout the day. it also is coming during the daylight hours. it might make it easy to contend with the light snow showers. by tuesday, we still have snow showers in the area as well. on the futurecast, right now projections between 1 to 3 inches of snow. there may be more, especially places like connecticut and central rhode island as we got the other day, additional snow amounts. icy spots earlier and we go down to 32.
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out the weekend with 47 expected for super bowl sunday. we have flakes that we won't rule out. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, again, snow chances, but as far as a major snowfall, it's very significant and not really happening. very organized right now. however, we're in a stormy pattern, and these are several days away. so we'll be watching to see what happens with those. earlier this week, there you go, guys, you recognize this guy? >> who's that guy? >> mr. powers! >> he's diesel, man. both of you guys are awesome. >> made it to the top of the empire state building. that was 86 flights, by the way. >> sweetie there is a perfectly goodell rater. >> what's the -- there's a good elevator. >> by the way, those are the speedy people.
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>> ten minutes behind them. >> she's like, whatever. >> there's rob finishing at the top, real windy, but how beautiful was it? so gorgeous. so the two charities that were benefiting the challenge athletes foundation, we talked about it, so we'll try to update you more on the athletes that participated in that. i think this is cool, and you will be fascinated because it does light up. what's the etiquette when you go up the stairs and somebody's in your way and you want to blast by them some. >> especially with the speedy group. how do you get past them? >> you go to the left and pull yourself up and carry on. so passing on the left. >> just like the audubon. okay, i like it. >> congratulates again. >> i like your necklace. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a cornell university student is accused of trying to rape a woman inside of a frat house.
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charges that he is facing today. >> and a reminder, you can watch tonight's republican debate on channel 7 and on the watch abc app. it begins at 8:00. we lost a pistol figure in music this week. maurice white, co-founder of earth, wind and fire. a name he got from the group as he went to get an astrological reading and the woman told him the elements were earth, air, and fire. he changed air with wind and thus was born earth, wind and fire, the name of the group. so this calendar in his memory is a remixful my second favorite song by the group. this is "let's groove." >> groove! >> roll it. >> reporter: ring in the chinese new year with the visit to the bergen county zoo's live primate featuring exhibits, live performances and fireworks
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festival it is an event you don't want to miss. winter-fest 2016 in the bronx features the new york rangers plus incredible outdoor activities for all to enjoy. rai nature center in west chester presents and old fashioned winter's afternoon. enjoy classic nature, fun-like archery crafts and a log-sawing contest. in connecticut, get ready for interactive, explosive experiments with the size tellers and greenwich library dragons and dreams. head to west chester for a chinese new year easing operation with a traditional lion dance performance and hands on all ages workshop. for more and to submit an event, i always heard fios was a lot faster. but, i thought it would be a hassle to switch. turns out it wasn't. they showed up when i asked and they set up wi-fi on my laptop, my tablet and stuff. it's true. it is better. i'm here to mow the lawn. it's february, curtis. maybe i should change some other things around here.
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new this morning, the president of a fraternity at cornell university is facing sexual assault charges.
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of trying to rape and sexually abusing a woman at the sy epsilon frat house. >> reporter: overnight, wolfgang bollinger is behind bars. >> i was born that a very large family and very small town. while many may have felt lost, i believe my smalltown nature has given me the tools to strive as an entrepreneur. >> reporter: the president of an elite fraternity at cornell university shown here in a video posted on youtube arrested, following an alleged sexual assault in his fraternity house bedroom. the alleged bedroom took place in the early morning hours of january 31st. the 21-year-old new york native turned himself in to authorities on february 4th and was charged with first degree attempted rape, first degree criminal sexual act and first degree sexual abuse. >> at a young age, i was taught to appreciate the value of hard work. >> reporter: he was suspended on monday according to the dean of student as the cornell.
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fox said in a statement, "sexual assault and any form of sexual harassment is against our policy and in opposition of the values of sy epsilon. any members involved will be held accountable." the so-called affluenza teen is back behind bars in an adult bar. this is the latest mug shot in ethan couch. he was brought back after being arrested with his mother. the two are believed to have gone on the run after a video surfaced showing couch playing beer pong, a violation of his parole stepping from a drunk driving crash in which he killed four people. >> he is an adult. he doesn't need to be housed in a juvenile decision in my
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him in a more secure environment. >> right now, couch's case is still under the jurisdiction of juvenile court. the judge will make the decision about whether that changes down the road. it is super cat saturday. >> amy freeze, what you got? >> there's the thing about cats not lining water, but what about snow? this is key cat, i know, i know, there's paws in the snow there. so got out there on his own, i suppose. then we have darryl big paws and that's exactly how i would spend the snow day, too. finally, another snow kitty. nick the brand new kitten, thank you for sending it in. finally, the cat of the day. another cat named buddy.
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the cleanup continues in lower manhattan where investigators are looking into what exactly caused that deadly crane collapse. >> marcus solis is live in try aboutica with the late -- tribeca with the latest. marcus some. >> reporter: we're here on worth street. three smaller cranes now in place at this one section of the large crane that came down yesterday as they try and remove some of the sections. a big cleanup process is under way now. it was 8:00 yesterday morning when the 500 foot section of crane came crashing down across two city blocks. you have the two city blocks as crews were trying to safely secure the crane in bad weather. 38-year-old david wicks, who was walking to work was killed. three other people injured. this could have been much work as the mayor was trying to close off the streets as this
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the exact cause is still unknown. it is under investigation. we are expecting a briefing from city officials later on. again, the cleanup under way here at tribeca. we're live in tribeca, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." breaking news in the bronx, a 40-year-old man is charged in a deadly stabbing at east 161st street in river avenue. >> police say a 43-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and in the arm. a 27-year-old man was slashed on his hand. the victims were taken to the hospital where the 43-year-old man passed away. jesus flores was taken away at the scene and is now charged with murder. some new yorkers will find their credit cards blocked on fan duel and draftkings.
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rule on the legality of the daily fantasy sports sites. >> such drama surrounding all of that. so we can bet, though, on a nice weekend. >> no drama. >> and a messy workweek. >> double down on that one. it's going to be nice this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the low, low 40s. tomorrow for super bo el sunday, almost 50 degrees. nice and lots of sunshine. looking down, it's exactly what we expected with blue skies and warm-up this afternoon. 47 tomorrow. then by monday, we're getting a real stormy track. so snow is possible monday, tuesday, and wednesday. we're not looking for any monster storms. these will be accumulating situation where's snow showers come and go from time to time. we'll be tracking this for to you get you all of the latest information. jeff smith will be back here tonight starting athe 5:00 37
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>> thanks, amy. that is going to do it for this edition of "eyewitness news" saturday morning. >> for the entire team here on "eyewitness news," thanks for being with us. >> "eyewitness news" returns tonight as we said at 5:00. we said it again. sorry. [ laughter ] i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow.
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