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america. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com good morning. it's 4:30. a former nypd officer has now been found guilty of manslaughter, but peter liang's defense team is vowing to site on. >> smoldering in new jersey hours after the fire started. hear how much progress firefighters made. >> we are in for a frigid friday, and it's colder over the weekend. >> lovely. yes. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> mr. freeze himself. >> well, it is going to be cold and today will feel balmy compared to what's out there right now. 18, 12, down the shore. 11, you see poughkeepsie, 3 monticello. we've got a lot of wind from 8, 16, 14 miles per hour. that's dying down a little from winds. we have windchills in the single digits around brooklyn and queens, around jamaica bay. single digit windchills, and monticello. today we'll be looking at a temperature in the upper 20s. that's it. then the arctic blast comes up
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heather has an accident on the fdr. >> that's right. as you go to the northbound side on 116th street, an accident and a couple of lanes close down as you head through that spot. a-train some track work so downtown trains are bypassing diekmann street. in the truck lane, we have an accident, so everybody's going to be forced off to the car lanes in the meantime. then we have the george washington bridge. as you go to the lower level under the apartment, we have two lanes closed down. that will last until 5:00 a.m. the meters are in effect. ken, over to you. 4:32. the tri-state area is dealing with a deep freeze. the polar plunge has prompted what's called a code blue warping in new york city.
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careful and look out for neighbors. rob nelson live in times square with the details. rob, good morning. >> a few weeks ago back on christmas eve, i was in union square covering the story about the 72 degree day on christmas eve. i like that assignment more than this. the mailed days back in november -- those mild days back in november and december seem like a distant memory. this is the coldest air we've seen all season, and things will only get colder this weekend. this cold snap means more than possibly breaking records and dressing in layers. this is potentially dangerous cold for anybody who has to be outside, especially for the elderly, the homeless, or those with certain medical conditions. any time the weather drops, the city issues a code blue weather emergency. we are talking windchills that
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zero over the next few days. officials, because of that are urging residents to take this weather seriously. , to stay indoors, to limit expose your and drinking alcohol increases your chances for hypothermia. we did find a few new yorkers here in times square braving the elements. >> what's the trick on a cold morning like this? >> bundling up with layers upon layers. >> reporter: how many layers have you got on right now? >> enough. >> those girls were just getting off their shift. we know shivering is a sign to go back indoors as quickly as you can. cold weather puts an extra strain during this kind of code blue
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denials at any shelters in the city. everyone will be given shelter who needs one. the city is also urging people to check on friends, relatives, and the elderly in the next few days to make sure they are okay. potentially record-breaking cold headed our way. it is going to be a brutal, brutal day today and even worse over the weekend. rob nelson, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> all right, rob. thank you. keep track of the conditions in your neighborhood by downloading the accutrack weather app. it is free in the app or google play store. developing right now, police are investigating the shooting death of a teenage boy in brooklyn. police are speaking to other teens who were there. police are also interviewing a woman who may have witnessed the shooting. a gun was found at the scene. 4:35, and after days of deliberations, a jury has found
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guilty in the shooting of akai girlly. he said the shooting was a mistake. the jury disagreed. now liang has been stripped of his badge. we are live with downtown brooklyn for what is next. dray? >> reporter: good morning. this morning, he is waking up on the other side of the law. he is now a convicted felon after a jury handed down a decision yesterday that could land liang in prison for years. >> what is your verdict some. >> guilty. >> reporter: peter liang looked stunned as the guilty verdict was read in court. now convicted of manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of akai girlly, making him the first nypd officer convicted in a police-involved shooting in ten years. the felony means liang faces up to 15 years in prison. >> we support our police officers, but when innocent men are shot and killed through an
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hold whoever is responsible accountable. >> reporter: during the trial, prosecutors claimed liang, a rookie police officer, was a coward in uniform, patrolling the pink houses in brooklyn when he fired his weapon into a darkened stair well after he was startled. the bullet ricocheted off the wall and killed girlly, who was walking down the stairs with a friend. liang claimed he fired by mistake but also admitted he never tried to help revive girlly after realizing he had been shot. >> thuy don't believe the verdict was supported by the facts of the law. we plan to appeal. >> reporter: jurors labored for two days before reaching a verdict. one juror called it a have i difficult decision. >> i have family who are police. >> reporter: girly's family thanked the jury verdict. >> yes, i do think he should go to jail. everyone should go to jail when they make a mistake.
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president of the police benevolent association said this "this bad verdict will have a chilling effect on police officers across the city because it criminalizes a tragic accident." liang was also convicted of official misconduct, a misdemeanor. he is scheduled to be sentenced april 18th and faces a possibility of serving up to 18 years in prison. coming up, more reaction from liang's verdict including those living at the pink houses where the deadly shooting happened in november of 2014. dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> dray, thank you. firefighters are still putting out hot spots at the scene of a big warehouse fire in new jersey more than 12 hours after the blaze broke out, and people living near the industrial park in hillsboro were told to stay inside as the wind carried thick, black smoke
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firefighters fought the flames and frigid temperatures for hours. outdated water supplies made it even more difficult to get the upper hand. >> this is a very old facility. the water supply that's are very old and small. the water lines were never designed to have a facility like this operate here. >> overnight, the mayor of hillsboro says that the fire buildings. no word on what started the blaze. a $10,000 reward being offered to catch an attacker in a possible hate crime in brooklyn. police also released the surveillance video of a man accused of stabbing a jewish man. he was dressed in full hasidic garb when he was attacked wednesday. he is expected to survive. 4:39. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill everybodiens, why is it so
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>> i don't know! i hate it. [ laughter ] >> all right. here's what's going on in astoria down at the east river. it's a calm, quiet morning. the camera's bouncing around a little bit. the wind is dying down just a bit. it is going to be a cold day over gotham. you have to have all of your deer as we look here west 66th street and columbus avenue. so you have the hood, the fur, the gloves, lots of layers, boots to keep your feet warm. this is not the cold that's going to be the worst part of it. 17 degrees right now. that's plenty cold enough. we have clear to partly cloudy skies. you can kind of see the edge of the arctic air coming up here toward lake superior. that is going to be crashing down here later tonight and for tomorrow. so we're looking at 17 by 8:00, 20 by the time we get to 10:00. by the time we get to
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above freezing. it will be 28 and will feel downright balmy compared to what's coming home, which we'll talk about next. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. are you still looking at the fdr there? >> reporter: yep, i have the fdr behind me. you can see traffic is not doing too badly, but let's head farther north at 116th street, we have this accident. as a result of this accident on the southbound side, you have some debris. so the accident itself is northbound, but going southbound, you are going to find debris that needs to be cleaned up. two train signal problems at 233rd street. new jersey transit, long island river, metro-north are doing just fine. as you go to the gothals bridge, that traffic is in place until 5:00 a.m. street-cleaning rules are suspended, but the metered rules are in effect. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the militants who took over a
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getting ready to appear in a courtroom. details on the charges they are facing. >> also ahead, dozens of prison guards are rounded up in a raid. what they are accused of doing that caught the attention of federal agents. you may see dungeonness "many patients and their doctors unfortunately are not aware of the options available to patients with bone cancer. patients with bone cancer deserve a specialist too. "the advantages of being treated at cancer treatment centers of america is that we have all the specialists under one roof to take care of every aspect of that patients cancer care. we want our patients to survive their cancer but we also want them to maintain independence
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mayor de blasio says there is virtually no risk of contracting the zika virus in be prepared. the mayor announced a panel of health experts to help the city deal with any challenges ahead. five zika cases have been confirmed in the city. people who travel to region virus is spreading. available next week. you don't have to live on land to huddle for warmth.
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to generate heat along florida's gulf coast. the slow-moving sea cows are not fond of the cold. they have been gathering since temperatures dropped to 50 degrees. would you like to be called a sea cow or manatee. >> when i worked down there, i used to ask the females do you want to be called a manatee or womanatee. that's why i don't work there anymore. >> wow, and we're only 15 minutes into the show. >> here's another one. oh, the humanity! you like that? you liked that, didn't you, heather? yeah, she liked that. laughing over there. we're looking at midtown from our roof camera. ooh, is it cold here. 59th street right there. 5th avenue, 4:32.
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the temperature is starting out 17 degrees. the humidity is dry, winds are northwest and calming down a little bit through the morning hours. yesterday's high was 31. it's 12 now in hauppauge. there is a little wind in here. a little wind out of the north and northwest. 18 mile-per-hour winds to calm in a couple of places. it's 3 above in monticello. satellite. the arctic air, the coldest air mass in the world is going to be coming down tonight. so here's our future cast.
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then we're in the upper 20s. this evening as we get into tonight, notice the snow showers that pop up. there will be squalls this evening of snow. that's just like a fast burst, very windy as the arctic front dies down. you see the flow is out of it. you see at 7:00 tomorrow, that's 18. that will be our high at 7:00 tomorrow morning. so you see the temperatures dropping to the single digits by tomorrow night. it's the wind out of the northwest tomorrow that will be at 35 to 45 miles per hour. so the windchills will be at 10 and 20 below and maybe even late saturday night at about 30 below. so you see our windchills as we go into saturday morning. you can see by 6:00, they are getting in the single digits and below zero but through the day drops off. you see by 5:00, windchill 26 below at monticello. all day long, the windchills, the real feel will be below zero. look at this 29, 20, 22 below zero. this will be as we go into 4:00 a.m.
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some record cold. so 22 maybe, overnita early. brisk and cold, sunny clouds and 28. i might actually break a sweat with that high. windy and cold tonight. conditions. biting wind, falling temperatures tomorrow on saturday. valentine's day, snuggle up. it'll be 19 for the high. then on presidents day, we've got ourselves sunshine to start and clouds by afternoon with snow monday night into tuesday. look at tuesday's high. the snow will change over to ice and rain. we'll be warming back up to 48. that's crazy. like i said, tomorrow you'll be [ laughter ] >> didn't go over so well the second time around, did it? >> the third time will not be a [ laughter ] >> don't worry about it. i tweeted it out. >> oh, nice!
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let's talk about our 2 train, signal problems at 233rd street. you can expect delays because of signal problems. f dr drive north at 116th street. that accident has been cleared away. then we are looking at the goethals bridge that's closed until 5:00 a.m. we're taking a look at the new jersey turnpike where we had an accident north and has been cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. the metered rules are in effect. it's 4:49. today the final four armed occupiers in oregon will go before a judge one day after surrendering to fbi agents. three men and one woman were taken into custody without incident yesterday. federal agents say they are the final four holdouts from an occupation that's lasted more
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investigators are now sweeping the battlized wildlife refuge looking for evidence, explosives, or damage before it reopens to the public. more than 50 people are under arrest in a major prison sting. more than 40 of the suspects are current or former corrections officers. federal officials raided prisons throughout georgia early yesterday. 46 present and former guards are now under indictment. investigators say the suspects thought they were protecting a high-level drug trafficker by moving cell phones and other items in and out of prison in exchange for bribes. the time is 4:50. five people are facing manslaughter and homicide charges for the gas explosion in the east village that killed two people. they rigged the heating and touched off the blast. the father of one of the victims says the indictments
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health officials say dungeonness crabs caught in northern california are now safe to eat. that after the crabs had shown high levels of toxicity. it caused major problems for california fisheries which went months without business. california's governor seeking a federal disaster declaration for what he called an economic disaster. they don't get the maryland blue crabs. >> a whole different way of cooking, too. coming up, former nba star lamar odom is back home. hear what he was doing in
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it's an accuweather alert day. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill everybodiens. it is about five minutes before 5:00 in the morning. we start out with temperatures that are quite cold. [ laughter ]
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>> well, this morning, you can see in the next several hours, we'll be looking at the temperature dropping. as the temperature drops there we go, we'll see mostly 17, 18, 19 degrees this morning warming into the low 20s. we'll have sunshine. this has got to be the warmest day of the next several. that is for sure. windchills are as low as 20 and 30 overnight. something's going on at the goethals bridge. >> reporter: that's true. you can see the traffic backed up right here. let's head right over to our maps. the goethals bridge has this closed until 5:00 a.m. looks like they are clearing it up five minutes earlier. fdr drive as you go northbound, you have another accident there. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north are running on or close. metered rules are in effect. a day care teacher in new
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toddlers in her care. the alleged abuse happened at the kindercare learning center in wolf lake. she is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse. police say she pushed them, dropped them, and threw things at the children who were all under age 2. former nba star lamar odom has made his first public appearance since he was found unconscious in a nevada brothel. >> he spent three months in a hospital before being moved to a private facility. yesterday he attended a kanye west show with his estranged wife and her sisters. he says he wanted to attend the show because west and his music were instrumental in his recovery. kelly ripa has 15 reasons to celebrate today. this morning, she's marking a
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com manslaughter second degree, what is your verdict some. >> guilty. >> as to count 5, charge of the crime of official misconduct, what is your verdict some. >> guilty. >> former nypd officer peter lee yang has been convicted in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a stair well. we're live with new reaction. >> investigators trying to figure out what spark add i fire that left one person dead. just landed new details you need to know about the victim.
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cold that has everyone talking this morning. wait until you hear how low it's going to go. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. the good news is, it is friday, february 12th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> this will warm your heart. ken was passing out the valentine's goodies this morning. i will dispose of this properly. i'm going to eat that. russell stovers will keep nice and warm. temperatures are not nearly as cold as they are going to be. it is 17 degrees to start your day. it is going to be really cold. 5:00 a.m. temperature looking at what's going to be 11. 9 caramel and dutchess county. it will be around 12 in nor walk and very cold weather to start your day today. the wind will pick up and make it cold around the area.
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island, 15, 16 down in wrightstown. the bronx is 11:00. so is poughkeepsie. white plains, 1 above. it is we have sunshine today. we'll get to maybe 28, 29 degrees this afternoon. bitter cold and we talk about it next. weather and heather every seven minutes. we have the 2 train. >> we have signal problems that have been corrected. you can expect residual delays. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro-north are running on or close to schedule at this point. we're looking at the goethals bridge. i showed you a camera that has been lifted. so traffic is moving once again on the goethals bridge. as you head to the fdr north, the accident is still clearing at 116th street. so now what they are doing is waiting on a tow truck in order to get that fully cleared away. george washington bridge outbound under the apartments. we have construction and that
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we have our street cleaning rules suspended. our meters rules are in effect. now to a developing story in queens. new detail in a deadly fire in white stone. flames breaking out just before midnight at river side drive and the victim has been identified as 74-year-old mar row demesa. the fire burned throughout basement and fist floor. 5:03 and the brooklyn district attorney says justice was done when a jury convicted a former nypd officer in the deadly shooting of an unarmed black man inside of the stair well of a public housing building. moments after the verdict was announced that we posted on our twitter page, the moment peter liang learned he was guilty gurley. dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. the jury said it was a very tough decision, a decision that
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in the end, it was guilty as charged for former nypd official peter liang. he dropped his head as he heard the guilty verdict. the shooting happened in november 2014 at the pink houses in brooklyn. liang and his partner were conducting vertical patrols in the building's stair well. prosecutors say liang fired his gun recklessly into the stair well, and the bullet ricocheted off the wall and hit akai gurley in the chest. that bullet left akai dead. he was walking down the stair well with his girlfriend. liang said it was a mistake. the jury did not agree. for people living in the pink houses, word of the guilty spread quickly. >> what's the reason for your gun being out of the holster. if you are scared, you shouldn't join the force.
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you put the rookies, that's where people are going to get hurt, killed, and situations like this. it's bad that he was put into a situation like that, but it's also bad that that boy lost his life. >> reporter: ed mullins, who is with the sergeant benevolent situation said commissioner bratton who so often brags about the evolution of policing now needs to suspend the efforts of vertical patrol and re-evaluate his policies. there's new cause for reevaluation of the practice of vertical patrols in housing units across the city. peter liang was fired immediately after that guilty verdict. he is scheduled to be sentenced april 14th and faces the possibility of serving up to 15 years in prison. we're live in downtown brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. it's 5:05 and the three- day manhunt continues for the man police say stabbed his
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to death inside of a hotel in staten island. video shows michael sykes at a deli wednesday an hour before he used a kitchen knife to kill rebecca cutler, her 1-year-old daughter, and 4-month-old daughter, who was also sykes' child. a 2-year-old girl was also stabbed but survived. she is in critical condition this morning. for the first time since bernie sanders defeated hillary clinton in the new hampshire primary, the two candidates faced off in a debate. both are looking to south carolina and nevada hoping to convince a more diverse population that they are the better choice for the democratic nomination. lana? >> reporter: good morning, ken. there were only two candidates on the stage during last night's democratic debate, but president obama was very much there in spirit. as secretary clinton made the case that she alone was the
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>> i do have a disagreement here. >> differences were substantive and subtle during last night's debate. >> we agree that wall street should never be allowed to wreck main street again. here's the point i want to make tonight. i am not a single-issue candidate, and i do not believe we live in a single-issue country. >> reporter: the demographics are changing. voters more than 90% white in iowa and new hampshire, but in south carolina, more than half of democratic voters could be african-american. >> when we have more people in jail, disproportionately african-american and latino than china does, here's my promise. at the end of my first term as president, we will not have more people in jail than any other country. >> reporter: the fireworks really coming at the end with this contentious moment.
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we've heard about our president i expect from republicans. i do not expect it from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. one of us ran against barack obama. i was not that candidate. >> reporter: hillary clinton was also asked how she managed to lose female voters in new hampshire. clinton says she has worked her entire career to empower women to make their own choices, even if that choice is not to vote for her. lana zach, channel 7 "eyewitness news." a new campaign features erika garner who says sanders is a protester who is the only person speaking up for black lives. she isn't the only family member speaking up when it comes to politics. conner's mother, glenn carr is preparing a campaign for hillary clinton. it's 5:08. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic.
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>> a look outside shows clear skies. we have a nice looking morning. it is cold. you have to dress warmly. the wind is not as harsh as yesterday. here we go. we're looking at temperatures right now at 16 degrees. the wind is west at 8 to 16 miles per hour. clear skies all the way back, really, to the ohio valley right to the north with the leading edge of the air that'll come down. it's very frigid. gets in here tonight and overnight into saturday. 20 by 1:00, upper 20s this afternoon and going to be quite cold. dress warmly on this friday. it's going to get even colder. we're talking windchills at 20 and 30 below for tomorrow and tomorrow night with record cold coming. 100-year record could be broken this weekend. >> ooh, not exciting. as you get into the 70s,
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construction set up, so we have the right lane blocked off. delays are starting to stack up there. let's go over to our maps to talk to you about what's going on at 116th street. still out there, but we're waiting for a tow truck. two trains signal problems at 233rd street corrected. our street cleaning rules are suspended today and monday, but the metered rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. up next, a grisly discovery in a queens park. possible human remains stuffed inside of a bag not far from where children play.
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it's 5:12. in queens, in a small park
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workers discovered what may have been human bones, including a skull. detectives are focusing on peters field. the park sits at liberty avenue and 183rd place in hollis. neighbors say they heard workers screaming after finding the items next to a tree. medical examiners office says they under the initial stages of determining exactly what was recovered. >> we've got a lot of evenle people in the world, man. it's sad. it's unfortunate. i hope whoever it is, their family, you know, i pray for them. >> police ask anyone with information to call crimestoppers. time is 5:13. another development in the bill cosby sex scandal. a federal judge in massachusetts says bill cosby's wife camille must answer questions under oath in her husband's deaf nation lawsuit. she may be able to avoid testifying about private conversations with her husband.
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to depose camille this month. it's not clear when the deposition will be taken. a potential boost in federal funding may create more subway trains in the l. line. federal transportation budget proposal for 2017 include funds to build three new power stations that would allow the mta to run along the l line. the funding calls for improving the flow of passengers at the bedford and first avenue stationsp. meteorologist bill evans joins us with a very cold accuweather forecast. >> that it is. it is cold this morning. i think it's cold enough, but it's going to get even colder, unfortunately. let's take a look at temperatures. 16 degrees, humidity is dry, winds are northwest. we've still got that pressure that's up there, you know, because of this dense, arctic air that's already in place and even colder arctic air coming. normal is 41. we're going to be below the freezing mark again today for
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winter's coldest temperatures this weekend. saturday night into sunday morning bringing a 100 -- breaking a 100-year-old record for cold. it's 16 right now over at teeterboro. here's 16 around the park to 3 in monticello. winds are not as strong as yesterday when we had 30, 35 mile-per-hour gusts. we're still looking at a light wind that does knock a few more degrees off to make it worse. 3 degrees the real feel islip. our little man here, he doesn't feel it, not at all. we have sunshine and clear skies right now. the arctic air is right here poised to just drop right down across. that will bring a big wind. notice the wind this afternoon is single digits really. tomorrow by 4:00, we've got these winds sustained at 23, 24 and a computer model.
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high as 45 mile-per-hour wind gusts by tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night. so you see this afternoon, the windchills are in the teens but then watch this. it drops like a rock during the day to 12 below as we go into saturday night. 20 below windchills to 30 in monticello. saturday there ill with be bursts of snow, too. watch out for poor travel conditions. the windchills 10 to 20 below as we go to saturday night and 30 below up to our north and west. you have to be very careful. brisk and cold node, 28. there's a real feel with the wind. we start the day in the morning
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the wind really picks up, too, at 20 and 30 miles per hour. sunday, we're going to be looking at the coldest air mass of the season coming right out of canada and working its way across and down. we'll have that really into monday at 32. presidents day we have snow clouds monday night and then tuesday we're back in the 40s. the thing to do is check on your neighbors. check on family members. make sure they've got all of the heating stuff right. it's one of those situations where you turn it on and leave it on. check out the tents and everything you want to take care of. walking dogs. >> daisy just looks at me like, i'll hold it for the weekend.
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>> this is the fdr drive with a lot of emergency crews out there. looks like they are clearing away the construction. we'll head here to another camera and show you the fdr drive in the 90s. we'll go over to our maps here and talk about the fdr drive north at 116th street. that earlier accident cleared, so trouble north on the fdr. ken, lori, over to you. developing right now, big stocks fell off overseas. japan's main stocks took a nosedive. what's behind the dramatic drop?
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bruce springsteen is releasing a book that will allow fans to relive his glory days. here's a look at the announcement from the boss' twitter feed that he's releasing his memoir to the title "born to run. the book is set to come out on september 27th, which is four days after springsteen's 67th birthday. hard to believe he's 67. in a statement, the jersey native says he promises to show readers his mind. though he admits to writing about himself is funny business. >> may we all be that cool and good looking at 67. >> that's true. 5:21.
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minutes away from weather and traffic. bill everybodiens has your accuweather forecast. >> it's going to be cold with clear skies. we're going to be seeing winds dying down, this is a nice thing for today. today is below freezing, the temperature, but it's going to be the warmest day of the next four. 18 is the high and it's in the morning tieing a 100-year-old record high. we haven't had a zero temperature for an overnight low since 1994. heather is looking at your commute. heather, how's it going out there? >> we are just bumper to bumper as you make your way into the 90s. we also have that earlier accident of 116th street cleared away. the subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north, they are doing just fine. george washington bridge outbound construction has been cleared away. we have a problem on the new
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i'll have an update for that for you and street cleaning rules are suspended. lori, ken, over to you. up next, find out why a local utility company's raising its rates. >> plus, the raging fire that sent smoke and flames billowing into the air. we've learned new details about that firefight and how long crews will remain on the scene.
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. a mild start to winter has led pseg long island to raise rates. the utility says it didn't make enough money during the warm winter months, and sales fell below expectations so customers will now pay an extra $69 on their next month's bill. >> wait, aren't they making that? >> yeah, really. 5:26 and developing overseas, stocks plunged in street. >> reena ninan and kendis gibson have details. >> good morning. topping america's money. oil prices doing no favors to stock. >> the price of oil hit levels
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>> the dow opens this morning on a four-day losing streak. stocks across asia were down sharply overnight. >> whole foods 365, the cheaper spin-off of the chain is a move to entice millennials. it will feature outside vendors selling anything from fresh juice to tattoos. finally, kanye west's big night before a big crowd in new york. he simultaneously unveiled his new fashion line and debuted his new album. >> it prompted an offer from former drug company ceo martin shkreli promising to release a new album guess not. >> that's medical's money. >> -- that's america's money. >> have a great day. morgan stanley paying a heavy fine forking over $3 billion for misrepresenting the value of mortgage-backed securities and other practices.
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million in mortgage reductions. 5:27 and coming up in our next half hour, the guilty verdict for former nypd officer peter liang after he shot and killed an unarmed man. the reaction is pouring in this morning. >> we're dealing with a brutal blast of cold, arctic air. meteorologist bill evans returns with soup and sandwich and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and inside jokes, and dan is back! good, clean food pairs well with anything. the clean pairings menu. 500 calories or less. at panera. food as it should be. male penguins show their love with... a pebble. some males, however... are smarter than others. save up to 30% on select diamonds in rhythm.
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it is friday, february 12th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill? >> the temperature this morning right now 16 degrees. it will warm up significantly into the upper 20s today. our windchill is at 5 right now. westhampton 2 degrees. 16 easthampton. looking at 15 islip. it's the wind we still have out there and finally down to single digits to calm in some spots. so the windchill is not as harsh. still it's 2 for the real feel in brooklyn. 6jfk and 3 toward islip. it is a cold morning and going to be a very cold day. we'll have a lot of sunshine to go with that today, but it's going to be quite cold. weather and heather every seven minutes. dress warmly. what do you have going on in the subway? >> the subway service is running on or close to
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a lot of signal problems. we think that may have to do with a little bit of the cold. we'll keep our eyes on the subway as unusual. two lanes are closed down. this is the fdr drive. i got a tweet from a person who told me they were stuck behind an accident. wouldn't surprise me if someone was going too fast and hit into another person. the construction is northbound in the 70s up into the 90s. you can see that. very heavy delays up at 116th street, we have another accident cleared away expect delays as you head westbound. new jersey traffic it, long island railroad, metro-north are running on or close to schedule. we have the street cleaning rules suspended. ken, lori, over to you.
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urging all new yorkers to take the forecast seriously because the temperatures will be dangerously low. >> a code blue is in effect through sunday. rob nelson is live in times square to explain. rob? >> reporter: hey, ken. good morning. definitely a brutal morning out there. obviously in times square, folks are used to seeing the ball drop on new year's eve. today through the weekend, we'll watch temperatures drop big time. this is the coldest air we've seen all season. things are only going to get worse and even colder this weekend. that means more than just breaking some records and dressing in layers. any city issue yous a cold blue emergency. we're talking windchills that will definitely get down to as low as 30 below zero over the next few days. >> to tell you the truth, it's way better up there. >> reporter: you don't even seem dressed that warm.
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>> i underestimated you guys' weather temperatures. >> reporter: yeah, the good this weather. to wear warm layers. shivering is a sign that you need to go back indoors. this cold weather does put be careful. the bottom line is this, stay indoors if you can, dress warm and check on family and friends during the next few days as we deal with this arctic blast. rob nelson, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> rob, put up that hood. stay warm for us. there you go. that's the man. thank you, sir. that looks better. stay warm, my friend. the accutrack app is a get way to stay on -- a great way to stay on target with the weather. police are speaking with two teens who were there when a
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10:00en side of a home -- 10:00 inside of a home. police believe a woman may have witnessed the shooting. former nypd officer peter liang could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in the killing of an unarmed man inside a public housing stair well. dray clark is live with dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. this morning, peter liang is wake up on the other side of the law. he is no longer a member of the nypd. instead, he is a convicted felon after a jury handed down a decision yesterday that land liang in prison for years. >> what is your verdict? >> guilty. >> reporter: peter liang looked stunned as a guilty verdict was read in court. liang, now convicted of manslaughter, in the 2014 soot shooting death of akai gurley, making him the first nypd officer convicted in a police-
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the felony means he faces up to 15 years in prison. >> we support our police officers, but when innocent men are shot and killed through an act of recklessness, we have to hold whoever is responsible accountable. >> reporter: during the trial, prosecutors claim liang, a rookie police officer, was a coward in uniform, patrolling the pink houses in brooklyn when he fired his weapon into a darkened stair well after he was startled. the bullet ricocheted off the wall and killed gurley, who was walking down the stairs with a friend. liang claimed he fired by mistake, but he also admitted he never tried to help revive gurley after realizing he had been shot. >> we don't believe that the verdict was supported by the facts of the law. we plan on moving post verdict to dismiss. >> reporter: jurors labored for two days before reaching a verdict. one juror called it a very difficult decision. >> i have family who are police.
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thanked the jury for the guilty verdict. >> yes, i do think he should go to jail. everyone should go to jail if they make a mistake. >> reporter: and the police benevolent situation said "this bad verdict will now have a chilling effect on police officers across the city because it's criminalizing a tragic accident." liang was, of course, fired immediately after that guilty verdict came down yesterday. he is also convicted of official misconduct, which is a misdemain meaner -- misdemeanor. he faces the possibility of up to 15 years in prison. meanwhile, coming up at 6:00, we'll have more reaction on the liang verdict, including those who live in the pink houses where the deadly shooting happened in november 2014. dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, dray. firefighters are still
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scene of a big warehouse fire in new jersey more than 12 hours aof that blaze broke out. people living near the industrial park in hillsboro were told to stay inside as the wind carried thick, black smoke through the area. hundreds of volunteer firefighters fought the flames and frigid temperatures for hours. outdated water supplies made it even more difficult to get the upper hand. >> this is a very old facility. the water supply that's in here, the water lines that are underground are very old and small. they were never designed to have a facility like this operate here. >> overnight, the mayor of hillsborough said it had been contained about. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from traffic and weather. bill evans has the forecast. >> reporter: we look at our camera looking south it is clear. it is great visibility and only
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staten island and verrazano narrows bridge. it is a cold 16 degrees to start your day. it is going to be a cold day. as we get into the 20s today, it's going to be one of the warmer days of the next four, that's for sure money we're looking at clear skies back to the ohio valley. the real frigid arctic air dives down through the area tonight and it is really a game changer. 22 by 8:00. temperature below freezing for the afternoon but the wind will not be as harsh today. however, these huckleberries will be at the bus stop but dressed like them. you should be just fine. i think you want to put the scarf over your face really. >> amy freeze told me your eyeballs can freeze.
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>> i don't know, her last name is freeze. >> that's true. everybody blink. we have an accident quickly cleared in the construction zone. i want to thank robert for his tweet telling me he was stuck behind the accident. check out that delay coming up the fdr drive. we have our street cleaning rules suspended. mass transis it doing okay. ken, lori, over to you. still ahead this morning, a day in court for protesters who took over an oregon wildlife refuge and refused to leave for weeks. >> new information on the zika
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the three men and one woman were taken into custody without any shots fired. they face felony charges of conspiracy. investigators are now looking for evidence of explosives or damage before it reopens to the public. 5:42. the world health organization said this morning, the possible zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large scale trials. the u.n. health agency's response is "proceeding quickly" as 15 companies or groups have been identified as possible participants. mayor de blasio calms fears saying at this moment there is virtually no risk of contracting zika virus in our city, but we must be prepared. the panel of experts will help the city deal with any challenges ahead. five zika cases from v. been confirmed -- have been confirmed. it is 5:42.
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meteorologist bell earvins. hey, bill. >> hey! let's take a look outside and show you the chrysler building. looking across the east river. that is beautiful flushing, queens and out toward la guardia. airport. current temperature right now, 60 degrees. yesterday we were at 31, so we'll be at 28 today and 6:54 with a beautiful sunrise and pretty sunset likely. it's below freezing for the next four days. winter's coldest is this weekend. i want to briefly remind you what the groundhog said. i want to briefly remind you what the ground hog -- [ laughter ] >> just, you know, just, you know here's what's going on. winter is coldest this weekend. we could break a 100-year-old record sunday morning.
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[ laughter ] her's what's going on this morning money we're going to be looking at cold weather. today the numbers are balmy compared to what it's going to be. here's the good news. frigid arctic air is really tense. the wind gusts, you know, yesterday were 30, 35, but it calmed down a bit. the windchills under the single digits around 5:00 for la guardia. , 3 brooklyn, 6jfk. so it is a cold morning. getting to 30 below tomorrow night. so there is a windshield watch. watch -- windchill we are looking at, you know, just frigid arctic air with the futurecast and temperatures. tonight some flurries and bursts of snow. the temperature start as 18 and
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by the time we get to midnight, it's zero as you are saturday into sunday. so it will be a really cold period where you see the windchills dropping off to below zero by the time we get to saturday evening. 28 below toward monticello. then you go he to sunday morning. looking at 10, 20, even 30 below zero. warm gear, boots, all of that. sunday morning's temperature should be about 2. last time it was that cold was february 20th. the last zero day in 1994. so wear several layers, hat, gloves, big warm coat. have extra blankets. know the signs of frostbite because you can get frostbite within 15 minutes on saturday, saturday night into sunday. windy, cold, and snow squalls. 18 degrees, you start the day tomorrow. temperature falls all day long. your accuweather seven-day forecast, 19 on sunday for
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we'll have clouds building monday and snow showers monday night. temperatures will warm into the 40s with a snow to mix of ice and rain as we go into tuesday. >> hey, you know sunday is valentine's day. >> yeah. >> as a result, i'd like to thank bill for giving these to me. [ laughter ] ive'd like to present these to my tv wife lori. >> thank you, honey bun. >> these are so gorgeous. >> aren't they gorgeous? >> are they violets? >> lori does not like red roses. [ laughter ] >> lori, i would like to present you with this. >> i love that. >> and heather, we didn't forget you. we'll get you next time. >> take care of the little sister. [ laughter ] i want to show you a web
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state parkway right near the cross island parkway. you soo he this right there -- you see this right there? that's bad. he's not allowed on the parkway, and that's causing delays there. we have delays on the new england thruway. new england thruway right near the hutch, two lanes are closed down. we also have it closed down at 287 with two tractor-trailers involved in an ken, lori, over to you. it's 5:47. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the quick- thinking women who spotted trouble and saved a man's life when he passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning. what led to the life or death situation? >> i had all of the delusions that everything was okay because more than anything else because my love for minimum was so strong. >> after nearly 17 years, the mother of one of the columbine shooters speaks on television
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tragedy, including the victims
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li a family in ohio is thanking a good samaritan who pulled their loved one from a car after he was overcome by carbon monoxide. jessica was driving when she spotted fire tracks going off the road into a field. she and another woman stopped and discovered charlie passed out behind the wheel of his car. they got out her son's baseball bat and smashed open the window, but she didn't know that the man she saved and then
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family and then give them her prayers. >> i just wanted them to know that i was praying for them because he was in bad shape when we left. >> with everything i have, i believe god placed them there for that reason. they are true angels. >> farley met the victim's sister who thanked them for not giving up on the brother. turns out, he knew the exhaust pipe on his car was faulty but didn't know how dangerous it was. fortunately, the women were in the right place at the right time. sue klebold speaks on televacation for the fist time about the tragedy, the victims, the relationship with her son and what it was like inside of her home. silence broken, a mother's reckon's on "2020" will air tonight.
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would be taye more than anything else because my love for him was so strong. >> reporter: she says not a day goes by that she doesn't think of the victim and their familiesp. >> i just remember sitting there and reading about them. all of these kids and the teacher. i keep thinking, constantly thought how i would feel if it were the other way around and one of their children had shot mine. i would feel exactly the way they did. i know i would. i know i would. >> you can watch the special edition of "2020" tonight. her memoir "mother's reckoning living in the after-math of the tragedy" will be released february 15th. she is donating all of the profits from the book to
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foundations with a focus on mental health issues. >> very powerful. we're monitoring the dangerously cold temperatures set for this weekend. we have another look at the i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available,
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and heather. temperatures around 16, 12, 11 degrees. we're looking at temperatures around 16 to 18 around the five boroughs. a west-northwest wind around here. windchills are in the single digits. humidities are way low. it's dry, coal, and if you are taking the ferry, the winds are gusting at 22 miles per hour here. so get all of your warm deer on and hunker down. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. what do you have going on? >> i have this right here.
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this is the parkway. tractor-trailers are not allowed on the parkway. the only good thing is right here is an overpass. this is going to be a big issue. let's go over to our map. right near exit 13, that's where the accident is. new england thruway south at the hutch, two languages are closed down. we have mass transit doing okay. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you. an indiana woman is celebrating this valentine's day with proof of her husband's love, enough for the whole town to see because he professed his feelings on a billboard. patricia sullivan told her husband she wanted a note or card for valentine's day. he took the idea and ran with it surprising his wife of 27 years with a larger than life love letter.
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twit and instagram using the hashtag #nbc7n hashtag #abc7ny. a gruesome discovery inside of a park in queens. the medical examiner finds something inside of a garbage bag.
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of his burning home. in the last hour, we've learned new details about the victim. >> guilty as charged. a rocky nypd officer fired from the force and facing time behind bars. first, though, an accuweather report. what could bring record- breaking cold weather in the tri-state area? good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is the start of a brutally cold weekend. a cold blue warning through sunday because of the dangerously frigid temperatures. >> let's get the latest from meteorologist bill evans. bill? >> reporter: this morning, we're going to be looking at very cold temperatures. it's going to be a cold day but not nearly as cold as what's coming tomorrow with the wind and an arctic blast. this morning, we have the skies that are clear. it will be a morning where we start out with your 6:00 a.m. temperature that will be 16 degrees.
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