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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com oh, good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. builter cold temperatures today, and it's only going to get worse, plunging into a dangerously cold arctic blast. "eyewitness news" is live as mayor de blasio prepares for a news conference. breaking right now, a three-alarm fire burning down an apartment building in patterson. firefighters are on the scene. we'll have the latest on that as well. a teenager accused of
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hospital and lost his arm. the victim of the attempted robbery is in jail. looking at a picture from lower manhattan from brooklyn on what is a bitter cold saturday morning. hopefully you are in bed, under the covers. >> electric blanket. flannel jammies on. whatever you are doing, hopefully it's keeping you warm. we're in for a historically cold weekend. >> here we go. >> baby, it's cold outside. >> good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> looking at the weather, miss friesz, and it is brutal out there. >> is it feels like just 11 degrees. this is is the beginning of touching the surface. it is going to be a quick hit.
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it's not going to last that long, but while it does, avoid the temperatures and outdoor exposures because it's going to be that cold. temperatures go low and winds go high. parts of maryland the winds are gusting up to 20, 30 miles per hour. feels like 3 below in monticello right now. this cold air will infill rate the entire tri-state. so the cold air is coming down from the north and west will continue and as it does so, it brings a few streamers. that's right, snow showers. a lot of them are falling apart. we get flurries in here. a quick line of scattered snow. it's all about the cold temperatures, the big winds and windchill factors that are dangerously cold. into tonight we'll see the worse of it. windchills going 10 to 20 below
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to 30 below zero late tonight and early tomorrow morning. we're watching the winds increasing out of the northwest 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 at times. you have to find a way to stay indoors late today and early tomorrow. temperatures could get back up to 50 degrees. so it is a real swing. we'll have details in a few minutes. >> sounds good. actually, it sounds very cold. topping the news, the arctic blast. what we need to do to stay warm as the temperatures continue to plunge. mayor de blasio is expected to hold a news conference as the deep freeze preps get under way. marcus? >> reporter: over 2,000 calls to 311 for complaints of no heat. this is just the beginning of the cold snap that is expected
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the cold is also a concern for the city's homeless. so outreach teams last night moved about 63 people into shelters. also, a couple of hundred walked into health and hospital facilities to stay out of the cold. wind gusts, you heard it. they are expected to reach 40 miles per hour, so construction cranes have been secured in light of the disaster last week. those have all been secured. then there's the matter of the borders in the city public housing complex. there's over 2,000 of those and city officials will be monitoring those. they have been pre-tested and also are making sure that they don't break down in these cold temperatures. the bottom line is, it is going to be cold. the best bet is to stay inside >> it hasn't been that bad. >> you will see a lot less people walking on the streets
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they will be at home trying to warm up. >> reporter: the mayor is expected here at the office of emergency management for a briefing, updated numbers on all of the cold and preparations for the cold snap later this morning. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, marcus. get back in the truck. we want to see how you are coping with the arctic blast. photos on social media using the hashtag #show the cold. breaking news we've been mentioning at the top of the show. firefighters are on the scene as flames tore through an apartment building in patterson. the last thing you want to see on a night like tonight for the firefighters and residents. the fire broke out this morning on main street. firefighters battled against the frigid temperatures as they worked to get the fire under control. it's unclear how many people live in the building and how bad the damage is. also, no word on any injuries. we'll keep you updated on the breaking news as we learn more
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the driver of an suv who ran over a teenager in brooklyn is waking up in jail this morning. this is a bizarre, hard to get your head around story. that's because the driver says he actually was the victim here because the teen attempted to rob him at gunpoint. >> so he chased him in his car to catch him ostensibly. instead, he hit him with the car and severed his arm. josh? >> reporter: it was quite a turn of events for phillip phee pierre. the married father of three found himself cuffed and waiting for a trip to court. accused of attempted murder. >> two families are destroyed tonight. my cousin and this kid's family. >> reporter: his cousin michael speaks pierre was just trying to help police catch the teen who just robbed him. 17-year-old zachary sam arranged to meet him in his honda pilot to buy a pair of sneakers. surveillance video captured him
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drove away but then made a u turn and appeared to drive straight at sam, mowing the teen down. pierre's cousin insists he was just trying to detain him. >> i know what the video is showing. if somebody points a gun at your head and you want the cops to catch him, what would you do? >> reporter: sam who lost an arm in the crash then ran away from the scene, stumbling to his house around the corner where he collapsed in front of his mother. doctors spent hours trying to reattach his arm which police found at the scene. when he's out of the hospital, he, too, will be heading to jail. his upstairs neighbor has known him since he was 6 years old. >> should we call that instant karma? i don't know what to say. he should not be putting himself in the situation to rob. >> reporter: making this even more dramatic,age he was hit by the car, the cops say sam actually was able to get away from under that car and jumped on a city bus.
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then grabbed him off the bus. sam then escaped again and wound up on his own stoop where he collapsed. now, both men are accused of crimes. one of them is now missing an arm. all of this over a $200 pair of sneakers. in canarsie, brooklyn, josh einiger, channel 7 inc. >> $200 sneakers. thank you, josh. rail service is back after an ugly evening commute. service delays were all along the lirr, the new jersey transit lines and also amtrak at the height of rush hour. look at that. a disabled train added to the delays. a brutal assault caught on camera on a city bus caught on video. it shows a man pummeling the 62-year-old bus driver in east flatbush. it happened last month but police just released the video.
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standing outside the bus door taunting the driver to come out and fight. police are hoping, of course, reaches out. >> yeah, really. time for breakfast in bed. do you like to eat in bed? >> absolutely. crumbs everywhere. >> crumbs, i love it. >> later this morning, we'll be whipping up healthy, simple treats for valentine's day. you never disappoint. presidential candidates are left standing hoping to be the recipients of a little southern hospitality as they take the debate stage. tonight, a critical debate in south carolina. we'll have a preview of that. >> meteorologist amy freeze living up to her name. >> oh, yeah, this is the one. it's going to be chilly. temperatures are low, winds are high. we'll track all of these changes coming our way as we head into the weekend. i'll have the latest numbers coming out of accuweather.
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t welcome back, everybody. the next big presidential battleground is in south carolina, and that's where democrats and republicans with ill hold primaries on two different days later this month. for donald trump, it is a chance to expand on his overwhelming victory. he already said he expects to run the table if he wins. that's what his gop rivals want to stop and what promises to be a tough debate. on the other side of the aisle, hillary clinton, who, of course, lost big in the granite state, needs a solid win over bernie sanders to reassure
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with more, here's abc's chuck steveerson. >> reporter: democratic rivals hillary clinton and bernie sanders had their party manners on at a political dinner. they clashed thursday. >> madam secretary that is a low blow. for african-american votes with tv ads. hillary is invoking the charleston church shootings. >> i just dropped the phone. >> reporter: donald trump is marching into south carolina with a big lead in the polls. >> we an every, single category in new hampshire. >> reporter: trump confident enough to pull negative campaign ads but still drawing a new bead on rival ted cruz tweeting "if ted cruz doesn't stop cheating and doing negative ads, i have standing to sue him for not being a
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>> there's more than a little irony of donald accusing anyone of being nasty. >> reporter: it is a likely preview for saturday night's debate when trump will be the man to beat. >> is anybody here worried about the front running candidate shouting out obscenities in front of children? >> reporter: this is what they mean. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. i was going to say they are full of [ bleep ], but i won't say that. >> reporter: trump is already swearing off swearing. >> i won't do it. >> reporter: chuck steveerson, abc news, new york. >> things are going to be fast and heavy. >> not boring. >> no. >> no one really knows how this will shake out on either side. >> yes. straight ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a dangerous end to a
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a man is in custody after a high-speed chase that led police through four counties in north texas. the 26-year-old driver took off after refusing to pull over for officers last night. investigators say at times during the chase, the driver was going as fast as 100 miles per hour with his headlights off. eventually, officers stopped the car using those spike strips, causing the driver to then crash. temperatures are crashing. i know that. >> yes. >> what is going on? >> well, it's going to be a quick hit of arctic air. >> i like the "quick" word.
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>> if we were just talking near record cold, that's one thing, but when the winds get up to 40 miles per hour with the low temperature like that, it's the two. >> the areas farther north could really see windchills of 30 below? >> below zero? >> the science is there. the fm temperatures go as low as we expect and winds go as high as we're predicting, that could create 30 below windchills and that's incredible. just the windchills we're predicting for the city, 10 to 25 below zero, that's enough to create frostbite, to be real uncomfortable and dangerous for your exposed skin. so this is what we're talking about later tonight and it's early tomorrow morning when the windchills will get to their lowest point. that's when you want to avoid the long-term outdoor exposure. feels like 11 degrees right now. we start off with temperatures in the park at 21. that's going to feel balmy compared to what we're looking at. temperatures will be getting
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teens and 20s is where we begin. these are the warmest temperatures we'll see all day. mercury crashing from here, going down to the single digits and below zero thermometer readings tonight. as the winds pick up today, that's when the chill gets even worse because the reading is a combination of what's on the thermometer plus the wind and how quickly the cold air is taking heat away from the body. that's what we're talking about when we say windchill. just how extremely cold it's going to feel for you. this will be the coldest we've had this winter. the coldest that we got all winter last winter was 2 degrees on february 20th. the coldest it's ever been in new york city is 15 below, february 9, 1934. some records are in jeopardy. that's not really what this is all about.
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combined with the low temperatures, which the winds could be gusting up to 40 miles per hour at top speeds. in and around the borough, we're expecting a 20, 25 mile- per-hour gust, but that's enough to take our windchill to below zero. all of this area in terms of deep purple, that's 10 to 20 below zero windchill. extremely cold. even worse, north and west extending into northern counties, these temperatures are going so low and winds so strong, we could see down to 30 below as far as windchill goes. so the worst of it is certainly late tonight where the temperatures go into the single digits and we've got the big winds. even in the morning, we are looking at 7 below zero for the thermometer readings. the coldest temperature, 10 below in monticello. really cold air. by sunday afternoon, the sunshine starts to moderate the temperatures, the winds wind
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cold air quickly. while over the weekend, there's not a chance to get a storm around here. early next week, there is a batch of energy coming across the upper midwest. as that starts to happen, we'll watch this one really closely because as that system swings in, our temperatures are just starting to turn from very cold to very warm. so we could get mixed precipitation. tonight near the record of 2 degrees overnight. bitter sunshine tomorrow and subzero windchills. the accuweather seven-day forecast, for valentine's day, yeah, it's going to be a cold one. you'll want to find somebody to cuddle up to because it's going to be uncomfortable at times, especially tomorrow morning. then by tuesday, we're looking at this change from the freezing point all the way up to 50 degrees. so we're talking about going to near zero to 50 from sunday morning to tuesday. >> that's quite a jump. >> bright and breezy on wednesday and temperatures are moderate during the week. >> if we can really get through
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>> yeah that's it. she said quick. set it and forget it. >> hit it and quit. all right. let's talk about the pope. he got a rock star's welcome as he arrived in mexico for a five-day visit. he was met by adoring crowds and the mexican president. he then headed to the papal envoy residence for the night. he's visiting those most affected by poverty and violence, including the border with the u.s. >> my mom made an interesting point when we were talking. she said look at all of these great people in the world who are older but still, like, crazy hectic busy schedules. you see people running for president, none of whom are young, the pope with the crazy schedules. it should make people feel better about what's capable at what age. >> very true, or it makes you feel lazy. >> i'm exhausted now and it's
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it's 6:25. >> time for sports with rob powers. >> good morning, everybody. let's start with basketball. the nba all-star weekend is under way in toronto. the game is tomorrow. the dunk contest later on today so that leaves last night. the rising stars challenged young american players against
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that includes the knicks. the nets bogdanowicz scored six points as well. then this was about zingis. he showed he can run the floor. the crowd just ate it up. he hit from the outside and the inside. he ended up with 30 points. team usa wins 135157-154. a lot of finalists for induction into the hall of fame. cheryl swoop's up for induction, so is shaquille o'neil. allen iverson's on that list as well, an mvp to go with four scoring titles. we will know who's in, in april. induction in september. the nicks' carmelo anthony was voted the players association executive committee, will come back home and rally the troops.
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the coaching change, believe in what's going on and buy into it. >> reporter: he just never learned and will never play again. the first player to receive a lifetime ban from baseball under the new drug rules. tested positive for a steroid. that's three positive tests in less than a year. he's been suspended 80 games, then 162. yesterday, a permanent suspension. mejia can apply for a grievance in a year. the mets say they are disappointed but support the drug policy. pitchers and catchers reported for duty a week from yesterday. the mets are hoping to stay on track for another one.
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every star and log as many innings as i can. >> reporter: the yankees have a one-year deal worth $11.3 million. meanwhile, tanaka had surgery to remove a bone spur. he doesn't know when he'll make the first regular season start. let's wrap things up from the rangers and kings from last night. in this one, the rangers fell behind early. less than five minutes kevin hayes puts the raiders on top. l.a. scored a hat trick off the rangers' kevin kline. that's it, the first loss in several days. right back here on monday. >> good chat with amy.
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including a look at today's top stories. >> the coast guard inspected that battered cruise ship damaged by a winter storm. the question today, will it be ready to set tail in time for its afternoon departure? >> and proposing restrictions on men getting viagra. it requires men actually getting permission from their wife to use that little blue pill. details on that are coming up. amy? >> well, in accuweather, we're rating the day. 1 being the worst, 10 being the very best it can be as far as the weather goes. we're rating today a 2, very uncomfortable. the sun will be around. not necessarily to do with temperatures, although this
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. >> woo, brr! welcome back. good morning, everybody. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. welcome to "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning. pleasure to be reporting today from the north pole. [ laughter ] >> it is rough out there. that's the story this week, and you know that it's brutally cold. >> we'll warm you up. >> really low on the scale because of this comfort factor. temperatures will be low, winds very high. so over the next several hours, temperatures start to fall as the winds increase. it's the combination that creates the feels-like temperatures. that is what is so brutal to handle on a day like today, especially overnight tonight
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once we get into this late afternoon time peer, the winds start to pick up. we go to 11 degrees as the windchill feels-like temperature right now, 11 degrees. we'll go to well below zero for the windchill feeling like 10:00, 20 below. we have a feels-like temperatures that goes all the way do unto 30 below. they have been producing the lake effect snow showers, snow in feet over the last couple of days. a little town called mexico, new york has gotten more than 3 feet of snow over the last 48 hours. what we've got here is maybe a
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it's all about the cold. we'll talk temperatures and when they go the lowest coming up next. i'll have those numbers just ahead. michelle? hoping to avoid another storm, the anthem of the seas cruise ship is expects to set sail today on an eight-day trip to the bahamas. this is the first trip after a propeller failed. it has been replaced and everything is on track for an on-time departure today. students at the university of mississippi are mourning after the death of one of the school's top athletes. volleyball player ty lacorse died after her car crashed with an 18 wheeler. she is being remembered for her
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court. >> she had a soft heart but for those who didn't know her, they saw this fierce competitor. >> the good friendship and bond we built, that's what i'll miss the most. >> reporter: the ole miss athletic director offered the school's sympathy to everyone who was touched by what he described as her amazing, infectious spirit. two men are facing charges after they got drunk and tore apart a bodega. the cell phone video shows the chaos on courtland avenue in melrose. it happens last month. police say they were locked inside by the store's owner and they trashed the place. >> that was disgusting, despicable, man. i'll tell you, that was a very wrongful thing to do, and they
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with their time than looking for trouble? >> police say the men were indeed drunk during their rampage. one question, will they have to pay for that damage? the nypd wasted no time firing the partner of the cop convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in brooklyn. protesters demanded the firing of officer shawn landau helped galvanize him. his partner, peter liang was also fired after being found guilty of manslaughter on thursday in the shooting death of akai gurley. the only african-american on the jury tells "eyewitness news" the decision actually was actually not easy. he says jurors did not buy that he fired by mistake because they tried to pull that same
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they say, just wasn't easy. firefighters tried to contain a massive warehouse fire but it could be days before it is completely out. it destroyed a half million square feet and fueled by plastic pellets stored in the complex. the fire generated so much smoke, schools in the area were closed on thursday. police say two teenagers who died in a high school were part of a murder-suicide. each one was shot once. police say it appears the girls were in a relationship and a suicide note was found at the scene. the gun was also found. no one else was in the area at the time of the shooting, but the school was put on lockdown for several hours after the bodies were found. civil rights leader jesse
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through flint, michigan to protest the water crisis. jackson says the city's attempt to save money has led to a problem that will cost billions to fix. the people of flint were left with lead poisoning. lead poisoning causes irreparable brain damage. jackson and other leaders are planning for a massive march next friday as they turn their attention toward rebuilding the city's water system. a kentucky lawmaker is attorneying the tables after the state don'ted a bill. last week, kentucky's adopted a getting an abortion. the men would have to get written approval from their spouse to obtain viagra. >> i started thinking, how
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are 80 men in the house, feel if they were subjected to the same kind of government interference in their medical, private decisions? >> reporter: she says men also wouldn't need to sign a warn statement proving they are married and will only use the pills with their spouse. she thinks that should not be a problem for conservative house members who say they are looking out for family values. >> >> oh, let the debate on that story begin. >> a lot of issues going on in that story. we'll discuss that on the commercial. coming up, grammy nominated rapper flo rida is lending a hand as this city continues to deal with that unimaginable water crisis. >> also ahead, martin shkreli offering kanye west an offer
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good morning. this is going to be the coldest weekend of the year. temperatures going as low as we've seen all year long. the hazard, how harmful this could be if you are outdoors for a long period of time is really what the message is this morning. we don't want you outside for long periods of time. that's how low the temperatures will gop. the feels-like temperatures will be down to 30 below in some cases. midtown looking down at 1 world trade. looks can be deceiving. we've still got temperatures in the low 20s in the park. we're talking in and around the boroughs. that's when you feel the
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the wind speeds that are growing along with the temperatures falling and we get that feels-like temperature. white plains feels like just 6 degrees right now. we could be going well below zero before the afternoon is out with the windchills. tonight and early tomorrow morning, severe windchills. coldest so far this winter has been 11 degrees on january 5th. we'll beat that number on the thermometer. it will feel way colder. 2 degrees on february 20th. you remember that long stretch we had in february last year? 15 below back in 1934 was a february date as well. so here we go with this round of cold. doesn't last long. i guess that's the best are part of the message. winds are producing a few light snow showers for parts of northwest new jersey right now. a few flurries fly.
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it's actually leftovers from what's coming in from the lake effect snow. we could see a few flurries or flakes fly. 10 to 20 below for late tonight with the windchills. 20 to 25 and includes northwest new jersey, the upper hudson valley. on the futurecast, once the cold gets out of here and starts to let up, here comes the storm system screaming across right at the coastline. monday afternoon, as our temperatures are climbing to near 5 degrees for tuesday, we have this transition, though, of temperatures that are still cold but also the warm area coming in as a storm system is really taking a more likely track to affect our area. that becomes a real question mark. do we get warm enough quickly enough to avoid some real snow output from that? northwest winds going down to 2 degrees.
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thermometer will be. then it's all over. we start to mad rate on sunday afternoon. monday the flurries start. we could be looking at some snow into a wintry mix monday into tuesday. the latest watching this is real interesting because look at the temperature change from 2 degrees all the way to 50. that's a real change for us. this is the valentine's day weekend. when rob asks for something and he wants to know what the stats are, here they are. the coldest valentine's we've ever had, 2 degrees back in 1916. so if we get that number that we're forecasting, we would tie that, rob. >> yeah. >> last year we had 32 degrees and light snow. when you say we're looking for it. >> 1916, 1934. >> i didn't know you had that graphic ready. i asked out of my natural curiosity. >> i didn't even know you were going to ask it, but i still was with you.
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>> all right. >> love it. by the way. you have an assignment. i need to you consider your favorite romantic songs. you have 24 hours' notice to get your thoughts together. today we'll focus on the cold with the calendar featuring the remix. >> it's not going to play. >> in my head, it always plays. this is a dolly parton rob stewart remix of "baby it's cold outside." >> roll it! [music] >> reporter: on long island, the i love reading show combines circus skills and comedy while showcasing books. in staten island, create your own upcycled snow globe for valentine's day. visit the edge center open hours in brooklyn and view the 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the east river, crafts, a reading corner, and
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after west held an event for it. he paid $2 million last year for the only copy of a wu tang record. he game infamous after raising the price of a potentially life-saving drug from $13 to $750. then that famous appearance before congress rolling his eyes and not answering and calling congress people imbeciles. when we come back, the weekend review. >> amy, what's clawing over there? >> get your pays up for this one. hey, bud, how are you doing? valentine's weekend. this weekend chilling with the cats or keeping them warm. i don't know what will happen this valentine's day, but inspector gadget is ready to celebrate. finally, warm air rises. right? sweet, sweet looking cat. i love the eyes. we love to see your cats.
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b they may not fit the bill for a romantic valentine's day, but two movies hitting theaters laughter and action. >> mm-hmm. are they worth braving the arctic chill to get there? our entertainment reporter has the review. >> reporter: "dead pool" is rougher around the edges. some will delight in all of the reasons why this movie is rated "r," it's hard to show that on broadcast tv. suffice it to say, the audience is restricted not for its violence, though there is plenty of that. no, in this case, the "r" is for raunchy. [music] >> reporter: ryan reynolds stars as a guy who signs on for
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disfigured but also invincible. a mutant who rooms with a blind woman played by leslie uggams. fans of superhero movies will delight at inside jokes and laugh at the expense of characters they know and love. the lines delivered with a wink and a nod. on? >> reporter: the opening credits make fun of the way hollywood folk honor each other in a way that is clever. for those who like their gags on the sophomoric side, there is another choice now. >> he was once the world's most famous male model. even his looks were household names. >> reporter: i never quite got the appeal of the original "zoolander" movies. though, fans have long wanted them to make a sequel. >> old? lame? >> reporter: derek zoolander's comeback means aligning with a
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figure out who killed justin bieber. >> [unintelligible] >> reporter: zoo lander 2 has earned some of the worst reviews of the year. critics really seem to hate this quote/unquote comedy. don't tell that to my nephew willie, a big fan of the original, who thought this one was really fun. i'm sandy canyon, "eyewitness news" this weekend. >> i don't even know what's going on. that's the look, right? puckered look. [ laughter ] >> go see the movie. coming up in the next hour of "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning -- >> banned for life. a mets reliever made history and now faces a determinant suspension from major league baseball. why he never will step foot on the diamond or anything else again. >> also ahead, temperatures are
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com an arctic blast is bringing some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a century. we're live with details on what you can do to get out of the cold and stay warm on what is shaping up to be a frigid weekend. >> crews are still on the scene
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jersey where flames shot through the roof. >> also, a driver who says he was the victim of a robbery attempt is now charged himself with attempted murder. good morning, everybody. taking a live look at the sunrise on this saturday morning. thanks for being with us. it's february 13th. tomorrow is valentine's day. we are tracking temperatures letting you know exactly how low it will go. >> yes. if you've been outside, you already know it is rough. tomorrow's even rougher, so just stay in if you can. that's all. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to the 7:00 hour of "eyewitness news" saturday morning. we're in for a dangerous deep freeze today. >> experiencing that firsthand, meteorologist amy freeze has the exclusive accuweather forecast right outside our studios on the upper west side. are you expressing your love to me, amy? this is so sweet and unexpected. [ laughter ] >> there's science behind this.
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doesn't work. >> reporter: oh, you can't hear me? >> we can now. >> this is for all of the men out there for valentine's day. i guess women, too. if you buy a balloon, a mylar balloon with helium in it to express your love this valentine's day, i buy it from the store, you walk outside and it's deflating already. you see it like wow, you got me on sale. no, that's not the case. when it gets cold like this, it deflates. don't go back into the store. take it back into the warm house and it's ten times bigger. so it's deflating right now. >> it is. >> no, it's not, well, did is,
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>> then we'll come back inside and see if it pops back up. is that the deal? >> i like it. >> i hope it works. let's start going with the temperatures to get you up to speed, you guys. you can feel the cold, but this is just the beginning of what's ahead for us. right now, beautiful skies overhead. temperatures, while they under the low 20s and upper teens, it feels like 11 degrees. in the borough, not so bad. as the winds go he to 25, 30 miles per hour, that drops off. the windchill factor is into the single digits into the afternoon and late tonight. windchills going do you can to 20 below in the boroughs. light snow coming in from tewksbury happening right now on accutrack. what we're facing ahead is the light snow flurries giving up to cold, dry air. taking the windchills 10 to 20 below for most of the area. then there will be extreme cases north and west where we
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over the next several hours, you can expect the temperatures to fall, the winds to wind up and dangerously cold air. we'll talk about some more things the cold weather can do in a few minutes. i've got the bananas out hear and see how fast they freeze and a white t-shirt. see how fast that one turns into a standing cardboard. hey, what's up, rob? i can see you right now, you know that? [ laughter ] >> i hope it gets back to normal helium size when i get inside to prove the experiment's true. >> is that >> yeah, because i almost lost it. i'm coming in. >> amy, you are the cutest. the cutest. come back inside. your brain's freezing. oh, my heavens. >> i never knew that about the helium. >> she knows all of the science. meteorologist. a code blue is in effect now in new york city, and it is expected to last through sunday. >> yeah with the arctic blast
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focus or many is staying out in the cold. >> marcus solis has details on the measures under way to keep people warm. marcus? >> reporter: michelle, rob that's the inside. if you can, avoid the cold. it's the weekend so a lot of people won't have the commute. it is a concern even indoors. overnight last night, thousands calling 311 complaining of no heat. the cold really also a concern for the city's homeless. overnight, outreach teams out making sure that people had a place to go into shelters. dozens of people were taken off of the streets. also a couple of hundred went into the city's public hospitals to avoid the cold weather outside. the heavy winds are expect dodd win up over the next couple of days a big concern too. so all of the city's construction cranes have been secured in light of what happened last week, the disaster, the crane collapse.
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of course as we mentioned, the heat in buildings as the city's public housing complexes monitoring boilers. there are over 2,000 city wide. they've been tested and inspected. of course they will be working overtime so they are being monitored to make sure that they don't break down and continue to provide heat for the public housing residents. the best advice, though, as we said, please stay out of the cold if you can. >> it hasn't been that bad of a winter so hopefully it's just this weekend. >> you will see a lot less people on the streets walking, even in the daytime and especially the nighttime. they will probably be at home trying to warm up. >> reporter: as we said, the mayor will be updating us, giving us updated numbers. a briefing expected at 9:00. we'll have it for you of course and that will be picking place at the city's office of emergency management in brooklyn. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news."
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cold, head to our web site, abc7ny.com. we want to see how you are coping with this arctic blast. post your photos on social media showing -- using the hashtag #show the cold. some breaking news right now out of new jersey. firefighters are on the scene as flames tear through an apartment building in patterson. this fire broke out this morning on main street. firefighters battled against those frigid temperatures outside as they worked to get this under control. it's still unclear how many people live in the building and how bad the damage is. no word on any injuries. we'll keep you updated on the breaking news as we learn more throughout the morning a bizarre story this morning. a man is facing charges accused of running over a teenager after a robbery in brooklyn. phillip pierre was taken into custody on attempted murder charges. investigators say video shows
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arranged to buy a pair of sneakers. $200 sneakers from pierre. instead, sam pulled a gun and stole the smokers. that's when the video shows pierre make a u-turn and drive straight into the thief. his cousin says he was trying to keep the teen there until police arrive. >> i know what the video is showing. if someone points a gun at your head and you want to help police catch him, what would you do? >> he was run over by the suv. crash. then without an arm, he ran from the scene onto a bus. the driver told him he needed medical help, but instead, the teen ran home where he collapsed. he is recovering from surgery and will be charged. a brutal assault caught on brooklyn. the dramatic video shows a man pummeling a 62-year-old bus driver while the bus was
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it all happened last month, but cops are just now releasing the video. the attacker then seen standing outside of the door of the bus taunting the driver to come out and fight. police, of course, are hoping someone recognizes that guy on the right and calls authorities. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the gop candidates for president are hoping to make a good impression in the south as they prepare for what's shaping up for what's a critical debate in south carolina. also ahead a pitcher for the mets is suspended from the mlb for the rest of his life ahead in sports. >> i'm meteorologist amy freeze. temperatures go low and winds get strong. dangerous windchills coming our way, but how long will all of this last as our next storm comes into town? will we have snow or rain? we'll talk about the major
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the final republican candidates are aheading in for a debate today. on the democratic side, hillary clinton will need a solid win in south carolina over bernie sanders to reassure supporters. here's abcance chuck steveerson. >> reporter: democratic rivals
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sanders had their political manners on. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. >> reporter: now they are both vying for african-american votes in south carolina with tv ads. hillary clinton's invoking the charleston church shootings. >> she said there was a shooting at the church. i just dropped the phone. >> reporter: donald trump is marching into south carolina with a big lead in the polls. >> we won every, single category in new hampshire. >> reporter: trump confident enough to pull negative campaign ads but still drawing a new theme on rival ted cruz tweeting "if ted cruz doesn't stop cheating doing negative ads, i have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen." >> there's more than a little irony in donald accusing anyone of being nasty. >> reporter: it is a likely
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debate where trump will be the man to beat. >> is anybody here worried about the front running candidate shouting out obscenities in front of children? >> reporter: this is what they mean. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> reporter: trump is already swearing off swearing. >> i won't use foul language. i'm just not going to do it. >> reporter: just in time for the south carolina gop primary february 20th. seth peterson, abc news, new york. >> thank you, chuck. a classic scene from the movie "office space is getting a little political twist thanks to the ted cruz campaign. >> instead of taking aim at a printer, the ad comes up swinging for hillary clinton. [music] >> the ad shows an actress as clinton beating up a computer drive wall street help of her aide as the state orders
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we want to return to the great balloon experiment. for people just tuning in, give us a little back story on this. >> the reason you make a helium balloon is because helium is less dense so you are wrapping balloon spreads. with helium, it is the same principles of gas whether it's inside. balloon or not. so if the density is going to go up and be expanded like this, then the temperature is relatively room temperature, okay? >> mm-hmm. >> we go outside with cold temperatures. the molecules are going to change. when the temperature is going down, we become sluggish and molecules are slow and all pushed together and stuff so boom, it deflatesp.
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outside, it was falling down quickly. >> quickly squishy. >> it's all back, fat and happy and pretty. shrinkage happened outside. >> yes that does happen. >> the helium was not lost from the balloon. it's always in there. it's just temperature affects gas. so remember this when you buy your helium balloons. you take them out of the store this weekend for valentine's day and you are like, oh, no, mine's ruined. it's not ruined. warmth, and boo-yaa. so everything stays up for valentine's weekend. so we're all good, right? >> no we're not all good. we have to get through the next 24 hoursp. >> people do listen to you. your signal's going out. >> that's right. temperatures are going down so we're not all good just yet. we've got the low numbers still ahead it's just the beginning
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14 in newberg. already windchills are in the single digits. cold air for poughkeepsie. 7 right now is the feels-like temperature. monticello is 5 below. we're expecting to see the windchills dipping to 25 to 30 below late night and early what you can expect is from here all the way through midday tomorrow, dangerously cold windchills are possible. so be aware of that. very harsh. being outside, 10, 15 minutes with the exposed flash increases the beginning stages of frostbite. it really is uncomfortable. already, some emergency rooms have had to deal with it. we'll get near 100-year-old record. records aside, the cold air is coming down from the north and west and even creating a few light snow showers from the northwestern counties of new jersey. tubings bury getting a quick snow shower moving through there. the squalls are set up and don't last at all.
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part of this day until 10:00 or 11:00 this morning. here are the forecasted below. monday, will the cold air exit quickly enough as another storm system comes in? we're thinking right now wintry precipitation for monday night into tuesday. this cold air is lingering just a little longer in the computer models so we could have a little bit of snow and finishing with cold rain and slick spots. for tonight, we go down to 2. that would tie the record. the northwest winds gusting filtered tomorrow morning. the subzero windchill we make it to 17 degrees with a lot of sunshine on sunday afternoon for valentine's day. on the accuweather seven-day forecast, here's the storm. monday night into tuesday, see how the temperatures are going from freezing all the way to 50? a dramatic increase in a short amount of time as that storm comes through. that's the soaking rain on tuesday that we've posted here on this seven-day forecast.
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the latest computer models this morning have delayed some of the cold air and increased the in. so this is going to be a real tuesday. who gets rain? who gets snow? who gets the oohisy mix and does the timing affect the commute? this is going to be a dramatic temperature change from nearly zero in the next 24 hours to 50 >> all right. we get through the weekend, >> right. >> i like it. >> well, we get through the weekend and the cold, we're good. >> that's what i mean. we get through today and tomorrow and things are better. >> there's always something. >> thank you, amy. a family will be reunited with a loved one three decades after he disappeared. edgar was 21 years old when he went missing 30 years ago. investigators believe the reason he was so hard to track down was because he didn't know who he was.
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month. investigators think he hit his head and suffered a brain injury that caused him to lose his memory. >> it's the only case i know of where we've ever been able to, you know, find someone that's been missing for this period of time. >> in cases where a person has been gone for decades and decades, it is quite rare to find them. >> it's heartbreaking. police used dna to confirm it is the man they were looking for all this time. he's expected to be reunited with his family soon. it has not happened yet. >> that is remarkable. wow. >> heartbreaking. how does that happen? >> at least, you know, it look
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. there's a lot going on in the weather department so stay with us.
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time now for the sports headlines. mr. rob powers? >> let's start with basketball. the nba all-star weekend is under way in toronto. the game is tomorrow. the dunk contest, three-point shot contest later on today, so that leaves last night. the rising stars challenge young american players against international nba players. porezingis was great. man this was about showing that he can run the floor. the crowd ate it up. he hit from the outside. he hit from the inside. he ended up with 30 points but team usa wins. a lot of familiar names are finalists for induction into the hall of fame. sha kohl o'neal and allen iverson are on the list as well. mvp to go along with four
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we'll know who's in, in april and induction in september. the knicks carmelo anthony at the all-star game. he was voted at the players executive committee. he'll play this weekend, come back home and rally the troops. >> we've got to put everything else to the side, forget what happened with the coaching change and believe in what's going on, buy into it and go. he just never learned and theoretically, he will never play again. the first player to receive a lifetime ban from under the new drug rules, mejia was suspended 80 games, then 162, then yesterday a permanent suspension. mejia can apply for release of the suspension. so two of his positive tests came while he was already under suspension. the mets say they are disappointed but support
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meanwhile, the first official workout for mets pitchers and catchers a week from yesterday. steven mets had a heck of a season hoping he and the mets will stay on track for another one. >> yeah, that's my main goal to make every start and, you know, log as many innings as i can. >> the yankees have avoided salary arbitration. the deal is worth $11.3 million. tanaka threw on level ground and had surgery bone spur from his right elbow. he said he feels fine but doesn't know when he will make the first regular season start. let's wrap things up with hockey. rangers have been playing well, but on this one, they fell behind early and battle back. derrick stefan makes it 2-2. kevin hayes puts them on top 4- 3. l.a.
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his third goal off the rangers' kevin kline. we go to overtime. that's it, rangers lose 5-4 in o.t., the first loss in ten days. whatever happens this weekend, laura's got you covered. i'm rob power. i'll see you back here on monday. much more ahead on "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning. >> the temperatures are dipping big time and the wind is kicking up as well. so hear how cold it's going to get and more importantly what you can do to stay warm. i recommend sitting in and watching us. >> i recommend it. the storm-battered cruise ship is getting ready to pull
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we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol . welcome back, everybody to "eyewitness news." live picture there of lower manhattan on a brutally cold
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old man winter is alive and kicking on this february 13th. thanks for being with us hopefully warm somewhere. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. talking about the weather, we ask expect dangerous record lows. the windchills will make those frigid temps feel brutal. >> let's check in now with meteorologist amy freeze who's outside braving the elements on the upper west side. good morning, amy. >> reporter: it's freezing out here. this is just the cold getting started. the temperatures are starting to fall. we've seen the winds pick up on the upper west side. we'll get you the numbers first. we've been doing experiments just how cold it's getting in such a short amount of time with exposed skin. we'll try to illustrate that for you. first, a look at the numbers across the area, clear skies and sunshine. if you peek out the door, it doesn't look so bad. the feels-like temperatures are
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across parts of the area. feels like 11 degrees in central park. we've got temperatures in the teens and low 0s. you combine that with the winds that are picking up quickly a, and it feels like 7. jfk and la guardia. feeling like nine degrees. watch how the streamers of snow, the bands are starting to fall apart as they get near 287 really just to the west of 287. places like tewksbury have seen these quick-moving showers and also parts of bridge water getting it. edison, you'll see a few cameras fly 10 to 20 below zero. up in sullivan, dutchess county, 30 below zero windchill readings. i can already feel the winds getting strong enough to take your breath away. this will become dangerously cold later this afternoon as the temperatures get to the
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to 25, 30 miles per hour. earlier this morning, put the t- shirt on with water to see how quickly it would freeze. well, i think it could probably stand up on its own now. this die took about 12 minutes to freeze. obviously not the ideal weather gear for today, a t-shirt. compare this to what can be done to skin. of course your skin has moisture in it. when the cold wind pulls the warmth away from your body, what's left behind is the blood vessels that are constricting and the flash can actually freeze. that's what frostbite is all about. text shirt with a little water on it just 1 minutes to freeze basically solid is what's happened. that's why we're saying protect yourself. don't go out in exposed condition. no prolonged composure to the cold. that's how the threat will remain, dies. a little water, stiff in 12 minutes.
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up on the west side. i though you are waiting by the office of emergency management. mentioned it, amy. that is the key. in the hours we've been here, we've noticed the winds pick up. that windchill is making it much more difficult to stand out here than it was just a few hours ago. so the cold really is a concern for so many new yorkers. mostly those who are homeless and on the streets spending the night. that is why the city had outreach teams out last night trying to bring those folks indoors. 63 people taken to shelters, and hundreds more went into the city's public hospitals to get out of the cold, the brutal cold that is starting to take hold. now, there are other concerns as well. collapse, that disaster. construction crews have now secured all cranes because of those winds as they pick up. you don't want a repeat of what happened last week.
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there are no hydrants that have frozen over. they've been thawing out hydrants. then another concern, the city's public housing complexes. there are over 300 complexes. there are 2,000 boilers in them. keeping all of those people warm is a big concern. >> certainly this is, you know, challenging weather. so early in the week, we inspected all of our plants. we made sure all of our mobile plants are weatherized, you know, 24/7 operations. we have staff on each day. >> reporter: for all residents in the city living in buildings, they can call 311 if there are any concerns about heat and already over 2,000 calls have come in. we're expecting updated numbers from the mayor. a briefing later this morning here at the office of emergency management. we're live in downtown brooklyn, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." hoping to avoid another
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cruise ship is expected to set sail today on an eight-day invoice often to the it will be the ship's first trip since being forced to return to new jersey after a propeller failed during a big storm at sea. it has been replaced and royal caribbean says everything is on track for an on-time departure today. happy sailing, everybody on board. two men are facing charges after police say they got drunk and tore apart a doe drega in the -- bodega in the bronx. it happened last month. police say 20-year-old kevin gaithers and 23-year-old david stalling were locked inside by the store's owner after they were caught stealing. that's when they trashed the place, knocking over shelves and spilling soda on the floor. >> that was disgusting. that was despicable, man! i'll tell you, that was very wrongful, and they don't have nothing better to do with
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>> police say the men were indeed intoxicated during their rampage. they are charged with criminal mischief. firefighters have finally managed to contain that massive warehouse fire in new jersey. that's the good news. the bad news is, it could be days before it's completely out. the fire burning out of control for nearly 20 hours, destroy a half million square feet of the industrial park fueled by plastic pellets stored by the complex. the fire generated so much smoke, schools in that area did not open yesterday. >> toxic all of that smoke. >> look at that. coming up next on "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning -- >> it's even windy in here. >> pope francis arriving in mexico on the heels of a historic meeting. >> cold is on amy freeze's agenda. lots of it getting colder throughout the day today. tomorrow, yeah it's just going
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pope francis kicked off his first full day in mexico with a meeting with foreign ambassadors at the national palace. the pope arrived in mexico just ahead of a historic meeting. he is expected to make a visit to the virgin of guadalupe to pray before the most visited catholic shrine in the world. >> what a well-traveled pope he is quickly becoming. >> right. >> well, at least it will be >> yeah. here? >> a lot of people are getting ready to take off on that big cruise ship. they are weighing all of the the changes. can you imagine if you are waiting for a cruise no go to the bahamas and have to wait on literally pins and needles to see what happens in a variety of ways. >> she took a t-shirt drenched in water, hung it outside for
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>> this is just the beginning. it took 12 minutes to completely freeze solid. >> yes. >> when we get into the worst of it late tonight into early tomorrow morning with the winds and low temperatures, that's the kind of quick-freeze you can get on your scene. >> that's what i wanted to ask you. i know things will only go downhill. what is the absolute worst in terms of timing, in terms of the bitter, bitter bitter coldness it will get? >> great question. tonight, the temperatures will be the lowest for sure. so we'll see single digits and below zero on the thermometer. the wind is variable so the winds will gust and be strong really from late this afternoon into early tomorrow. so as the winds get stronger, that's what creates that threat of the windchill and exposed flesh. so that's what you are a legal i want to avoid. any time late this afternoon overnight into early tomorrow, you need to be real vigilant and go outside only if you possible.
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there is a quick hit of cold coming in. single digit windchills already in queens. we have single digit windchills showing up for white plains, sussex, newark. feels like 9 right now in islip. extremely cold conditions with the air mass coming out of the north. we've also got the winds very strong. if we can get these gusts going 15 to 20 miles per hour, we'll easily meet the single digit windchills by late this afternoon and going below zero rapidly after that. so it looks like widespread we get the chances for these cold subzero windchills. those will linger not just for a few minutes here and there but for a prolonged period of time to early tomorrow morning. these are quick moving snow showers money we want a good look at those because the snow that's coming in from the streamers off the lakes are falling apart quickly.
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it doesn't stack up to be much. just a quick-moving snow shower. windchills and purple 10 to 20 below. this is what we're talking about for tonight and early tomorrow morning. 20 to 25 below in purple and then a little bit brighter, 25 to 30 for sullivan, oster and dutchess. just a cold afternoon with temperatures falling off in the city. colder temperatures showing up late this afternoon into early this evening. then the cold air will quickly depart on monday. meaning temperatures start to come above freezing. just as that's happening there is a storm system coming into the area. so will the cold escape quick enough that we don't see a lot of snow as this comes in? right now, the computer models are putting the north side of this with snow and potentially accumulation before the wintry mix starts to happen and temperatures go all the way to 50 degree business tuesday. so we will see a 50 degree temperature swing within a matter of days. going doen to 2 below tonight, near record territory, potentially tying the record
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tomorrow afternoon with the subzero windchills lingering for the early part of the day. by tuesday, we're back into 50 degrees, and the storm system goes from potentially snow to a soaking rain on tuesday. really cleansing everything out with a good deal of moisture. wednesday, thursday, friday temperatures bounce back above average into the 40s. by friday, you can see mid-30s which is still above average for this time of year. so coldest air certainly tonight into early tomorrow morning, no question about that. then we start to double our temperatures by monday. tuesday, 50 degrees. wow, what a swing that'll be. and the timing and track of the interesting. monday into tuesday, you see the temperatures staying right at the freezing point. we could see snow accumulation first, maybe even the potential for freezing rain and slick downpours. >> a little bit of everything. a little bit of potpourri. >> that's right.
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no reason to risk it. stay comfortable. don't worry or concern yourself. if for some reason you don't know it's going to be extremely cold and you get caught off guard, this is the risk. >> this is a weekend where you are not doing the normal workday rat race and schools and all of that. >> no major deliveries, that kind of stuff. >> right. please tonight, as you go to bed, make sure the faucets are dripping so your pipes do not freeze. this is going to be a moment when it can really freeze up then burst and then you've got thousands of dollars worth of damage. so get the faucets trickling tonight. >> thank you, michelle. just saying. coming up, a teacher on long island landed in trouble for an act of passion. >> before we go though, it's time for the community calendar. >> it's time. >> this is dedicated to all of
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out for one reason or another today in the bitter cold. it's playing in my head every time. >> it's a joke. >> this is the weekend "can't feel my face." [music] >> reporter: on long island, the mind boggling i love reading magic show combines circus skills and comedies while also at the green belt nature center in staten island, create your own upcycled snow globe for valentine's day. visit the edge center open hours in brooklyn and view the 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters, crafts, a reading corner and more. design students show off african-inspired creations.
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a long island teacher was barred from the classroom after leaving the high school with a student during school hours. now, parents, colleagues, even the student herself are all coming to the teacher's defense. >> reporter: it was meant to be nothing more than an act of compassion by a teacher helping out a young student going through a double dose of grief. >> she needed somebody to talk to. she was very distraught. i felt that she was this crisis. >> reporter: for janice graf, an art teacher, it was an act that led to her removal from the classroom. >> i just want to be back with my kids. i want to be back with the classroom. >> reporter: she was trying to comfort senior maddy as she coped with the recent death of two friends in the span of just a week. so the teacher decided to take
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time, to a nearby store for hot cocoa and then brought her back to campus. >> my whole life, as well as other students have been told to trust your teachers and go to them when you need help. that's exactly what i did. >> i'm fine with it. she took care of my daughter. >> reporter: the short trip was apparently a violation of school rules about not taking students off campus during school hours. graf has since been reassigned to administrative duty, but students and parents rallied behind her at a school board meeting just last night. >> she's been put out to pasture by the board of education. we're here today to ask them humbly and timely to please let her back in. >> reporter: school board president joshua foster said he could not comment on the details because of privacy laws, but he said in a statement today that the board acts in the best interest of both students and staff. >> he also said that the district is continuing to investigate and will report back to the board. also, two more details about this case. maddy's father apparently gave
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campus that day with her teacher, and mrs. graf has been in the school system for more than 30 years. so all of this controversy coming just five months before she is set to retire. >> wow! >> yeah. >> there's policy and then there's humanity. >> right. there's common sense and common season is he. -- common decency. some people are having no part of this weekend. get your paws up. wow, catchy. look at those teeth. very healthy set of gums there, bud. good morning to you. we love to see your pets all cuddled up. erika sent in timber. and this is mist's a. it is valentine's day.
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friends cuddled up and decorated for the holidays. my twitter handle is amy freeze
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we're expecting updated numbers this morning. the cold snap is taking its toll. last night, outreach numbers are making sure that the homeless has a place to go taking to shelters and many walking moo public hospitals to come in from the cold. also, security measures are taking place in terms of construction cranes. they have been secured to avoid a repeat of last week's collapse. the fdny tried to make sure that hydrants haven't frozen over. then the new york city housing authority also making sure that all of its boilers, over 2,000 of them have been tested and are running properly in order to give residents the proper amount of heat during this cold snap. again, if there are any complaints about heat, you are encouraged to call 311. we are expecting an update from the mayor in about an hour from the office of emergency management. live in downtown brooklyn, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." we are following breaking news in patterson. firefighters battle flames
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building. the fire broke out this morning on main street. they worked to get the flames under control. it's unclear how many people live in that building or how bad the damage is. no word that anybody has been hurt, however, which is good news. >> considering the weather, you have to feel for the people that may have lost their homes especially after the firefighters out there having to deal with all of that wind. it's just rough out there. >> it is. you know, some people have to work around the clock, no matter what, so they are not escaping the cold. the nature of their job requires it. thankfully, so many people are able to lay low. >> that's perhaps the best thing. it's going toking quick and it happens over the weekend. so most people can get away with avoiding the outdoors, especially late this afternoon and early tomorrow morning. outside right now looks real nice. look at the camera bouncing, though.
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those winds match with the falling temperatures today. that's the problem. the combination creates the feels-like temperature into the single digits and below zero windchills. going down to 2 degrees on the thermometer in the city. for valentine's day, temperatures do improve. we moderate on sunday afternoon and the wind starts to settle down. a real transition on monday above freezing with the storm coming in monday into tuesday. wintry mix and temperatures all the way to 50 in the accuweather seven-day forecast. so what a dramatic swing in temperatures we're go hing to have between now and the early part of the workweek. until then, yesterday, the mayor came on and said, take it seriously, stay safe, and yeah, it's cold. it's the wintertime we expected, but it's this combination of the low temperature and wind. that's what makes it harmful and hazardous. >> and potentially dangerous. that's going to do it for us. i'm michelle charles.
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than good morning, america. happening right now -- life-threatening cold. 100 million americans chilled to the bone. >> it's terrible out here. >> how many layers do you have on her today? >> 24. >> the struggles to stay warm for man and beast in this dangerous weather. everything you need to know about the frigid forecast. setting the stage. republicans ready to rumble again in the next debate. and with donald trump threatening to sue ted cruz, get ready for fireworks. >> and as it gets closer it's going to get nastier and nastier and nastier. >> cruz taking aim at hillary clinton in this spoof and bernie sanders trying to take her down. >> got it, abc? fears on the field.
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