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>> stay with us for "go captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e-mail: comments@captioncolorado.com 4:30, and a bus driver speaks out after a vicious attack caught on camera. now safety concerns are coming into us after two attacks. >> we have details just in on a teen police are searching for right now. >> plus, big changes for yankees fans. new ticket rules for anyone headed to a home game this season. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato.
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minutes away from traffic and bill evans? >> good morning. the temperature is 31 degrees. we're going to be looking at 27 newburgh, 28 middletown. the meters at monticello are still hibernating. we'll look at 31 around west orange to the park. so we'll be looking at chilly wind. we'll be looking at real feel starting out in the teens this morning. we get to about 37 later on this afternoon. normal average afternoon temperature is about 42 degrees. well, we're going to have some chilly weather today and tomorrow. we'll talk about the weekend next. it's weather then heather. every seven minutes, we've got that going. >> reporter: unfortunately, we already have an accident investigation. 22 westbound into springfield avenue. we have all lanes closed down in springfield, new jersey. 45 and 6 fast track.
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as you head over here onto the belt parkway, there is some flooding, but the roadway is passable. we have our street-cleaning rules in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. two mta bus drivers take a beating behind the wheel in separate encounters. new at 4:30, we're hearing from the victim in the latest attack. mallory hoff has the new interview. mallory? >> reporter: lori, good morning. when you get on a bus, you expect the driver to be the one to take you from point a to point b safely, but what if the driver is the one who's in danger? then a lot of other people could be at risk. drivers say the attacks need to spark a larger conversation. >> and he just started punching me, punching me, punching me. >> reporter: that violent attack played out on surveillance video earlier this week. take a close look at the video. police are trying to identify this suspect. you can see him attacking mta
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was on the job in the bronx tuesday. the man boards the about us in the belmont section, has an exchange with the 69-year-old driver then punches him. he gets off then steps inside again to attack him a second time. >> he caught me in my eye and punched me all over. two hands at the same time. i could not move and couldn't fight back. >> reporter: dunwell was alone on his bus during the attack that comes just weeks after another driver was attacked behind the wheel. that attack was in brooklyn. the 62-year-old driver does not want his identity revealed. he says he picked 18-year-old clark out of a police lineup tuesday night. the driver says clark began the assault while the bus was moving. >> i now have to maintain control of this bus with one
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my right hand. both drivers are expected to be okay. mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> mallory, thank you. new details on a vicious knife attack on a greenwich village waiter. we just learned that police are on the hunt for a teenager who left his victim with a huge gash on his face. greg clark joins us live now with new information. >> reporter: good morning, ken. overnight, we've learned more about what happened at the restaurant last night. first, the victim, who is a waiter at the restaurant is 25 years old from the bronx and needed 120 stitches to close the wound on his face. that slashing happened here in greenwich village. police say a teenaged suspect initially walked into the restaurant carrying a folder and asking customers for money to support his high school
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the waiter asked the teen to please leave the restaurant. five minutes later, the teen returned and confronted the waiter to asked him to leave. as that waiter ushered the teen out the door for a second time, police say the suspect suddenly turned around and slashed the waiter in the face. an eyewitness describes what happened next. >> a lot of undercover cops and 20 police and ambulances over here. i think they were checking over here in the store to see if they could see the guy who did it. >> reporter: the victim was taken to bellevue hospital where he was treated and released. meanwhile, police describe the suspect, again, as a teenager 15 to 17 years old wearing a gray hoody and carrying a purple folder and a small gym bag. we're live in greenwich village, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. we're getting a look at
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assaulting a tourist. robert anderson and 19-year-old theresa sorensen were arrested and charged with felony assault. police say anderson sucker punched a tourist from arkansas on monday at the staten island ferry terminal. the victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a fractured skull. sorensen is charged as an accomplice. police say the duo were selling fake ferry tickets. president obama planning an historic visit to cuba next month. >> obama is scheduled to visit between march 21st and 22nd. the only other president ever to visit cuba was calvin coolidge in 1928. the official announcement is expected later today. word of the trip has already stirred local cuban-americans. >> i'm surprised by that. you know, i'm cuban. i'm here for 20 years. my mom and my brothers are
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>> i think it's a good thing because i've been a long time waiting for the people in the united states to see the cuban community. >> over the past few months both cuba and the united states have reopened their embassies and signed a new deal stirring commercial air traffic. other news happening today, new york city's pay phones are getting a high-tech makeover. mayor de blasio will unveil the link program at noon replacing the city's outdated pay phone booth. the upgrade will feature a tablet computer, free wi-fi, free nationwide calling, two usb charging cords and quick access to city services maps, and directions. 7500 of the stations will be set up over the next eight years across the five boroughs. the yankees make an aggressive move against the secondary ticket market. the team has barred fans from using print-at-home tickets.
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who buys from stub hub. customers generally get tickets by the e-mail pdf files. fans can attend games with an old school ticket or mobile version scan from a smartphone. spring training. >> wow, already. 4:38. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: they would not let the pitchers and catchers into camp with a scanned ticket, by the way, that they printed at home. we take a look at clouds and breaks of what's going to be sunshine today. we got pretty good visibility. we could see all the way down to handy hook, temperatures will be on the chilly side to start your day. 31 degrees and a little bit of wind out of the north here today. a very nice day. clear skies all the way back to the great lakes here. it's going to be nice sunshine today. temperatures should be around 28 by the time we get to 8:00.
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33 by noontime, and 37 will top out as the high. that's 5 degrees cooler than normal. it warms up this weekend. we'll talk about that next. it's weather and traffic together every seven minutes. here's the only person not made famous by kanye west. >> reporter: give me time. this is a sea of break lights because of construction. i will tell you where this is. it's the fdr drive going down to the 90. then the 70s down to the 60s with a couple of lanes closed through 6:00 a.m. northbound right up through the 70s. we're also looking at this problem in springfield, new jersey. 22 west springfield road to springfield avenue, accident investigation. all lanes are closed down. 4, 5, and 6 fast track suspended. g train signal problems at broadway, so you can expect delays there. we had flooding on the belt parkway. that flooding has subsided. our street cleaning rules are
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lori, ken, over to you. it's 4:40. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, clyde and bundy led -- cliven bundy led the ranch takeover and hear what he's being charged with this morning. >> a local teen puts up a fight when someone tries to abduct
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police show grainy surveillance to help their search for a predator who tried
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tuesday as she was walking home in sheepshead bay. he put his arm around her and would not let go. the girl managed to pull her arm free and the man ran away. we posted pictures of the suspect on our facebook page. new this morning, a federal grand jury has indicted cliven bundy and two of his sons in the wildlife refuge seizure. this is from an earlier incident in 2014. they are accused of leading a massive armed assault by 200 followers who were rounding up cattle. bundy had grazing on public land. some college students will do just about anything to escape living in a dorm like this student at the university of rochester who built his igloo right on campus. it's 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. it's very conveniently close to all of his classes as well. the student even spent the
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building it earlier this week. >> that's pretty cool. >> i wonder if they put in that much diligence in their homework. bill evans joins us with forecast. >> not only cool, it's really cool to be in there. >> i do believe he asked for >> right. >> and the school was like -- >> we'll charge you double for the igloo. we look down towards the plaza hotel at 59th street and looking at good visibility and a nice morning. looking over to wall street from one world trade to the battery. looking at nice weather here. dress warmly with all of your gear. 31 degrees in the park with the humidity dry. look at the pressure, 30.30 with strong high pressure in the area. we did not get to our normal high of 42 yesterday. we will not get there today or
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we've got a couple of chilly days here. 32 from massapequa to hop pentagon and 30 around andover. so we are looking at numbers that are a couple of degrees warmer. the winds continue to be 7 to 12 miles per hour. so you have a bit of a windchill in here. brooklyn. 18 for the real feel. 19 sussex. 23 around newark. just a few clouds and brakes of sunshine. back to our west, there's just not much going on. a couple of days in this high pressure ridge. sunshine, chilly weather. normal high is 42. tonight it's clear and cold. 14 in the suburbs, 24 in the city. then tomorrow, we've got sunshine with a few clouds. temperature is around 40. tomorrow night, there might be a sprinkle or flurry night because warm air is going to be surging up and over. look at saturday.
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we're looking at some very nice weather. happens. there is a storm coming by with a slop-fest coming wednesday of next week. what a great weekend. how warm it is. >> this is why he's my favorite meteorologist in the whole >> there's more? there's another? [ laughter ] >> seriously. >> rumors. >> posers! we have signal problems at broadway so expect delays, 4, 5 and 6 train on the fast track. then we have this problem in springfield, new jersey. 22 west springfield road to springfield avenue ongoing accident investigation. as a result, all lanes are closed down. then as you go through randolph sussex turnpike, that's another accident. we have a downed pole and
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all lanes are closed as you go through that spot. fdr drive construction southbound 100 down to the 90s and the 70s into the 60s. northbound construction right up through the 70s. we have really heavy delays there. george washington bridge closed down until 5:00 a.m. so not causing a major delay coming into the city. a minor wait at the george washington bridge. just keep that construction in mind. lincoln, holland, they both have construction going on as well. new jersey turnpike northbound western spur is closed down north of exit 14 right on the southern mixing bowl before the eastern spur and western spur split off. that construction lasts up into the vince lombardi service area. basically, you will be forced off into the eastern spur. we have alternate side of the street parking rules for the day. a hospital forced to pay thousands to cure a virus in its computer system. hollywood presbyterian medical
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to rescue its computer network from hackers. a spokesperson for the los angeles facility says the payment was in the best interest of the hospital. the fbi is looking into the case of so-called ransom-ware. numbers show that we're coming off the deadliest year on our nation's roads in a decade. more than 38,000 people died on the road last year. that's an 8% increase from the year before. there were also more than 4 million people seriously injured. the national numbers go against new york city's trend. traffic deaths in the five boroughs dropped 10% last year to a record low of 230. 4:48 and a bill passed by the mississippi house could mean more guns in churches across the state. the bill known as the mississippi church protection act would allow houses of worship to designate members to undergo training to carry guns
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filed the bill said it is in response to the church massacre last year in charleston. the proposal gnaw goes to the state senate for more work. drivers in at least one county in long island are getting a break. nassau county announced a random act of kindness ticket amnesty program. drivers can now pay the fines without affecting their credit. the program only aplays to tickets issued before 2014, sparking violations and nonappearance violations can be paid online so have at it. your dog won't be able to stick its head out the window, but amtrak is allowing you to bring your doggies and kitties. only one cat or dog under 20 pounds is allowed, and it must
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i guess that means no rottweilers. coming up, look at this video. what may have caused this cargo ship to slam into a river wall. >> also ahead, a man looking
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it's 4:53. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and this morning. we're looking down the beach here in asbury park. you can see the navigational buoy there, the pier there. it's all looking good as we start the day. we're starting the day with chilly numbers. the normal low is 28. temperatures are still dropping this morning. we have a little wind out of the northwest. makes it feel a little cooler. jamaica queens, 24 around newark. humidity's way dry and if you are getting on the ferry, staten island coming across, we've got a little wind out there. dress warmly. weather then heather every seven minutes. route 22, one of the most
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>> route 22 has way too much eye candy, especially through springfield. westbound unfortunately shut down between springfield road and springfield avenue. as most of us know, route 22 is a two-lane road both directions. you have two lanes on either side and then you have a lot of shopping in the median there. so all lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. 4, 5, and 6 trains, fast track services are suspended between 42nd street and barkley center. as you go through sussex turnpike and randolph, we have a downed pole and downed wires. the nypd is searching for a man who's robbing women in manhattan at gunpoint. police released this video of the man. they say he's hit five times since january, telling women he has a gun and demanding money.
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night on east 76th street. the man followed a 71-year-old woman into the stair well of her building and pulled a gun on her. none of the women were injured. a manhunt under way in argentina for a soccer player who murdered a referee during the match. he ejected a player and the suspect left the field and returned a short time later with a gun. that's when he allegedly shot the referee several times. a decades old murder investigation in new jersey may have been solved. a convicted killer is now linked to the 50-year-old cold case. prosecutors say re-examined dna evidence revealed robert sexually assaulted and murdered 18-year-old mary clinsky in 1965. he died in prison for killing
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4:56. if someone from arkansas tries to sell you a bridge, you'll get the deal of a lifetime. >> that is if you are looking to own a bridge. state officials are giving away a bridge in north little rock because it qualifies as a historic landmark. the only catch,you have to move the 40 foot wide and 1,000 foot long bridge and have somewhere to keep it. the state requires the new owner to preserve the bridge's history. ship wrecked on the dock. it's caught on camera. watch as this massive cargo ship sharks into a walkway in thailand. the container ship just left the port when bad weather and strong currents shoved it aground. surveillance video caught it all including two bystanders who run when they see the ship is about to crash. >> can you imagine that meeting? >> how did that happen? what were you doing at that
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>> the die was probablely treating -- the guy was probably tweeting, you know, looking down. >> as required. >> i guarantee you, he will not be required to attend a social media class. it's 4:57 and we're closing in at 5:00. just ahead this morning, new information on the attacker behind a slashing at a greenwich village diner. the victim, a waiter, left with 120 stitches. >> we're also following developments overseas. a suicide attack leaves dozens dead in turkey. find out who's claiming responsibility and how turkey is respondingp. >> and meteorologist bill evans has great news for your weekend
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com good morning. it's 5:00 a.m., and we've received new information overnight in the slashing attack inside of a popular greenwich village diner. the victim needed 120 stitches as police search for the attacker. >> and police need your help tracking down a man for a sexual assault of a teen. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. you are never more than seven
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bill evans has the exclusive forecast. >> as we were saying, it will be on the chilly side. we're starting out around 30 degrees down with the 5:00 a.m. temperature. temperature dropping. 28 toms river. 31 wrightstown. 28 up the hudson river valley. so this morning, the next seven hours, you can expect maybe the temperature dropping on down to about 29 next hour. 7:00, 28. so that would tap out as our normal overnight low temperature. then we start the warm-up today. it's not going to warm up to the normal average afternoon high temperature. we'll look at the high temperature, which is right around 42. so we'll look at cooler weather today and tomorrow. it warms up big time this weekend. we'll talk about that next. we do the weather and traffic together every seven minutes. thank you for joining us. that's heather o'rourke. >> you are bill evans. >> i am. >> let's talk about an accident investigation at springfield road in springfield, new jersey.
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as a result. signal problems at broadway have been repaired. fast track service on the 45, and 6 trains has been completed. as you go into randolph, sussex turnpike between park avenue and canfield avenue, we have this accident. we have a downed pole, downed wires, and all lanes are closed down as a result. going to the fdr drive, 70s to the 60s and northbound through the 70s. u.s. construction should be clear add way by 5:30 a.m. 25-year-old waiter is severely injured after he was slashed in the face by a teenager who was angry he was kicked out of a popular diner. the teen is on the run right now. dray clark is live at the diner in the village. dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. police say the suspect is between 15 and 17 years old. more on his description in a moment.
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he is a waiter here at the diner. he's 25 years old from the bronx, and he needed 120 stitches to close the wound on his face. the slashing happened last night at around 8:00 here at the silver spurs diner in greenwich village. police say a teenager, suspect initially walked into the restaurant asking customers for money to support his high school basketball team. the waiter asked the teenager to please leave the restaurant. five minutes later, police say the teenager returned and confronted the same waiter, who asked him to leave. as the waiter ushered the teen out the door for a second time, the suspect then suddenly turned around and slashed the waiter in the face. some customers weren't sure what had happened. >> i thought someone got mugged because there was a lady sitting outside and everyone was around her. so i thought she got mugged.
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afterwards that it was something more. >> reporter: of course there was a large response from the police department scouring the area looking for the teenage suspect, but he remains on the run this morning. the victim was taken to bellevue hospital where he was treated and released. the teen is described as being between 15 and 17 years old wearing a gray hoody carrying a purple folder and a small gym bag. if that person sounds familiar to you, give the police a call. we're live in greenwich village, gray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, dray. new this morning, the search is on for the man who sexually assaulted a teenage boy inside of a bronx park. investigators say this man sexually assaulted a 15-year- old boy inside concrete platt park. it happened just before 8:00 p.m. on january 31st. give police a call if you recognize the suspect.
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jersey city is charged in a deadly hit and run from last fall. stanley miss was struck while walking on a bridge in jersey city on november 1st. yesterday, he died of his injuries. police arrested 19-year-old amswanna wylie at his home. police say he took off from the scene after hitting the victim. he is now charged with leaving the scene of the accident resulting in death. just minutes ago, word that six kurdish soldiers died in a bombing minutes after turkey's premier placed blame on yesterday's suicide bomber. the bomber was identified through his fingerprints and had been registered as a syrian refugee. turkey's prime minister is calling on the united states and other allies to stop all
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militias. the kurds, however, have been fighting isis along with the u.s. south carolina will hold its republican presidential primary this saturday. a new poll could show voters on the brink of shifting loyalties. ted cruz is edging out donald trump. cruz and trump just two points apart basically in a statistical dead heat nationally with marco rubio in third place. the two senators traded in south carolina. >> both donald trump and marco rubio are following this pattern that whenever anyone points to their actual record to what they've said, to what they've voted on, to what they've done, they start screaming liar, liar, liar. >> he's been lying because if you say something that isn't true over and over again and you know it's not true, there's no other word for it. >> reporter: the poll just
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hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be in las vegas. the new cnn poll shows clinton and the vermont senator are neck and neck heading into the caucuses in nevada. minorities make up almost a third of the expected voters in that state and clinton is counting on them to block sanders' events. 5:07. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and the accuweather forecast. >> why don't we look outside, shall we? we're looking at, you know, partly cloudy skies. we're looking at what's going to be a great day today, but a bit on the chilly side. so you know, dress warmly. you will need all of your gear. warm coats, scarves. it's just the cooler air is poured in overnight. a few clouds came across. there are some snow flurries and lake effects here in
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the lakes should be frozen, but they are almost frozen. we're looking at 29 until 8:00, 9:00. 37 is the high later on today. normally it would be about 42. so cooler today with a little wind out there, too. we'll talk about 50s for the weekend next. weather then heather every seven minutes. what have you got going on? you can see the fdr drive is moving much better than earlier. we had all of the brake lights construction. i'm still going to keep my eye on this. in springfield, 22 westbound avenue. so we have all lanes closed spot. g-train, signal problems at broadway have been repaired. we have fast track service that has been completed. as you go through randolph, sussex turnpike, both ways between park avenue and canfield avenue, that accident is still happening.
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street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. it's 5:09. still ahead, a new lawsuit has been filed on the bill cosby sex assault scandal. this time it's cosby who's looking for justice. >> a big decision getting a lot of attention at one of the largest universities in the nation.
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it's 5:11. welcome back. bill cosby filed a breach of lawsuit contract against a woman whose 2005 sex assault accusation led to his recent arrest. it led to accuser, her lawyer, her mother and publisher of the national inquirer.
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and molesting her in 2004. the lawsuit remains sealed and cosby's lawyers are not commenting about the allegations in it. cosby is scheduled for the preliminary hearing on the felony case march 8. he could face up to ten years in prison if convicted. handguns can now be part of a student supplies on one texas college campus. new guidelines will allow concealed guns inside classrooms at the university of texas' main campus in austin. the school's president yesterday reluctantly approved rules to comply with state laws. public universities in texas are required to allow concealed handguns in classrooms as of august. it is 5:12. let's check in with meteorologist bill everybodiens and the accuweather forecast. >> all right, well, we'll take a look outside and show that you we're looking at partly cloudy skies to clear. it is a little chilly with a north wind. we're going to have numbers that are a little cooler. actually for the morning hours,
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that's continuing to drop. we're looking at a number right around 29, 30 degrees. 28, 29 is our normal overnight lows. today we will not get to a normal average after a high temperature. it will be chilly, but we are looking at a beautiful sunrise coming up at 6:47. so it's chilly the next couple of days. the weekend outlook in the 50s. a winter storm we're keeping an eye on for next week. 31 wrightstown. the summer home of ulysses grant, they are still sleeping. la guardia. with a 20 mile-per-hour wind. this is the real feel out there this morning. 17 in brooklyn, 26 around sussex. low 20s here in coastal connecticut, the sound shore long island out toward the east end. high pressure is here sliding across coming out of canada.
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temperature is getting into the mid-30s. maybe the upper 30s, urban areas of new jersey and the five boroughs. tomorrow morning, we start the day close to normal. normal would be about 29 to 19. we'll be close to that to start friday. friday afternoon, we'll warm up to near 40 degrees in spots. we'll get to near 40 with cloudy skies and warmer air will be surging up and over. so the overnight low temperature rises for tomorrow. sunshine and chilly day today. 14 in the suburbs. 24 in the five boroughs. we get to near 40 and the warm air that surges up and over. it's not like it was a sprinkle or wet snowflake overnight friday. we're looking athe a gorgeous weekend 55 on saturday, 54 on sunday. sunday night late there might be a sprinkle but not a big deal. as we get into tuesday night and wednesday there is a
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us a problem or two with some snow or rain. the thing there is you look at tuesday. look at tuesday's high 45. so before the storm gets here there's not any cold air really. so it doesn't have a lot of cold air to work with, so it could be a slop-fest on wednesday. hey that's wednesday. who cares? >> right. >> we have the weekend to look forward to. >> i am happy about that. >> not going to be happy about what i have to say, though. >> oh, no. >> i know. debbie downer, here we go. 59th street bridge accident lower level going into queens. we also have the ongoing accident investigation west springfield road to springfield avenue. ongoing accident investigation all lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. subway services running on or close to schedule. then we have this problem in randolph, sussex turnpike.
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all lanes are closed as you go through that spot. george washington bridge inbound lower level has been reopened. you can see everybody's just going right across the span without any major problems. upper level is doing okay as well. minor delays, george washington bridge getting into the tolls. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori, over to you. >> all right, heather. thank you. still ahead, pope francis wraps up his trip to mexico with an important message to governments across the globe. what the pope wants world leaders to consider more closely. plus, a plane maker wants to make more room for your
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it's 5:19. welcome back. pope francis will be back home to rome. before he left, he took his message to the u.s. border. [ cheers and applause ] >> before celebrating an open air mass, the pope prayed in juarez, just across the border from el paso, texas, where thousands of migrants have died trying to reach the united states. during that mass, the pope urged tolerance, calling to an end he calls the human tragedy that is forced migration. it is 5:19. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic.
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will be like on the staten island ferry here. you are coming back and form from brooklyn. kind of hunkered down. it will be on the chilly side. you will be looking at a nice ride from bridgeport to old field. walter temperature is 35 on the sound. that's on the chilly side. you don't want to swim it. looking at kind of a chilly morning here. we're going to be looking at a sunny day and a lot of sunshine. 37 by afternoon with a norther a wind at 7014 miles per hour. there's heather o'rourke looking at this bridge here. >> reporter: i am lacking at that as we are looking at an accident going into queens as you reverse commute into manhattan into queens. then we have this ongoing problem in springfield, new jersey.
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result of an accident investigation. subway service is running on or close to schedule. in randolph, sussex between parkway and canfield, downed wires. all lanes are closed through that spot. the george washington inbound lower level has been reopened. it is a really nice ride for you. no major problems to report there. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. we have an important new consumer alert for drivers. some of the most popular suvs on the road are being recalled. it all has to do with their seat belts. >> and the e-mail accidentally
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good morning. asian markets finished higher overnight. >> japan's nikkei and hong kong's hang seng jumped. nasdaq and s&p 500 both finished higher. right now, futures are slightly lower. baby-sitters across the nation appear to be getting raises. >> reena ninan and kendis
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>> reporter: good morning. the outlook on interest ratesp. >> it's good news for anyone with a credit card or auto loan. the federal reserve appears unlikely to raise rates at its meeting next month. >> the fed seems unconcerned about what china's troubles could mean for the u.s. economy. take a look at this. a diagram for the u.s. airbus under-seat storage. >> it's part of pay new airbus patent application. and pay for baby-sitters is going up. >> the national average for watching one child is now $15.71 an hour. that's up 5% from last year. for two, it's $18 an hour. nearly 20% of sitters get tips on top of the regular pay. >> they deserve it. it's not >> no. >> that's america's money. >> have a great day. toyota is warning the
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the seat belts could be defective. the recall covers the toyota rav 4, the rav 4e. v. submitting plans for a new skyscraper in downtown brooklyn. the building would be 73 stories tall, the highest tower in brooklyn. it would also be almost twice as tall as anything near dekalb avenue including stores and nearby 500 rental apartments. america's national parks are becoming the nation's top vacation destination. new numbers show the parks last year had a record breaking 307 million visitors. by comparison, new york city had almost 60 million tourists. the most popular park was the great smoky mountains with more than 10 million visits. the grand canyon hosted 5 million visitors. coming up in our next half hour, two different assaults on mta bus drivers in two separate boroughs.
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morning, we're hearing from the driver in the latest attack. >> meteorologist bill evans returns with good news for the weekend ahead in the exclusive accuweather forecast. stay with us. i think when people hear about memory care they're scared, they think that it's sad. i think it's important for everyone to know that there is so much more to memory support than the stigmas you hearabout. that these residents still have lives and their lives still matter and that they are still living their lives. that they're not locked away and that they still have a lot to live for, you know, that they have people that care about them and they have people that love them and i love them, so their lives still matter.
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two violent attacks on two mta bus drivers just a month amart in separate boroughs. police hope someone recognizes someone of the suspects on the run. >> the search is on for a teen who slashed a waiter and who police are looking for. >> out with the old and in with the new. the new technology coming to an outdated phone booth near you. good morning. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your
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it is thursday, february 18th. you are never more than a few minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: we'll be looking athe a wind out of the northwest that is a light wind making it on the chilly side here. we're at 31 at babylon. 27 around westhampton. 27 degrees from danbury up the hudson river valley. belmar, we're at 29 to 28 by 8:00. 31 by 11:00. we get toker in 37 this afternoon. that's cooler than normal. we're into the 50s this weekend. let's talk about that next in the accuweather seven-day forecast. heather o'rourke working hard like she does every day. what's going on out there? >> i'm trying. here's the edge koch to brooklyn bridge. this is traffic going to the upper level. we have something queens bound
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we'll head right here to our maps. ed koch 59th street bridge accident lower level going into queens. we also have a problem on the l.i. e. two lanes are closed down. i just tweeted out to facebook. subway service is running on or close to schedule. 22 west springfield road to springfield avenue. ongoing department investigation all lanes are closed down as a result of that. we have alternate side of the street parking rules over for today. we just learned that three children are among five people being treated for minor injuries after flames tore through a home in jersey city. the fire broke out after 4:00 this morning on irving street. firefighters were to get that fire under control while also trying to keep the flames from spreading to the home next door. all of the injuries are minor. the fire is now under control. we have a crew headed to the scene. we'll have updates as you learn
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for the first time this morning, we're hearing from the msta bus driver who was vicious -- the mta bus driver who was viciously attacked while driving. mallory hoff has the new interview from the about elmont section. >> he just started punching me, punching me, punching me. >> reporter: that violent attack played out on the surveillance video. take a close look as police try to identify the suspect. the man boards the bus, has an exchange with the driver then punches him. he gets off then steps inside again to is a tack dunwell a second time. >> he caught me in my eye and two hands at the same time. i could not move.
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>> reporter: dunwell was alone during his attack. this video shows that attack left him on a bus in brooklyn. the 62-year-old driver does not want his identity revealed. he says he picked 18-year-old clark out of a police lineup tuesday night. he says clark began the assault while the bus was moving. >> i now have to maintain control of this bus with one hand while fending him off with my right hand. >> reporter: mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." we've learned new details overnight about a terrifying knife attack on a greenwich village waiter. he needed 120 stitches to seal the gash on his face. dray clark is live with information on the teen police are looking for. >> reporter: good morning, lori. the victim first is at home recovering this morning. is he 25 years old and from the bronx. as you said a moment ago, he
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the wound on the left side of his face. the slashing happened around 8:00 here at the silver spurs diver in greenwich village. police say a teenager walked into the restaurant initially carrying a folder and asking customers for money to support his high school basketball team. the waiter asked the teenager to please leave the diner. that teenager, police say, came back five minutes later and confronted the waiter who asked him to leave. that same waiter ushered him out the door a second time. that's when the teenage suspect turned around suddenly and slashed the waiter in the face. an eyewitness describes what happened next. >> a lot of undercover comes came and there were 20 police and ambulances over here. i think they were looking for someone. they were checking over in the video com to see if she could see who did it. >> reporter: the victim was
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where he was treated and released. let's talk more about the suspect. is he a teenager described as being between 15 and 17 years old wearing a gray hoody and carrying a purple folder and also a small gym bag. if he sounds familiar to you, give police a call. live in greenwich village, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." new information this morning in a gunpoint kidnapping in brooklyn. we have a sketch of the suspects. detectives say this is one of two suspects who forced a man into a minivan in flat lands. an eyewitness saw two men pistol whip the victim and stab him. a tourist from arkansas is expected to be in the hospital for the next several days after he was attacked in lower manhattan. 25-year-old robert anderson and 19-year-old theresa thorson were charged with felony
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punched the victim on monday on the staten island ferry terminal. he was knocked unconscious and has multiple skull fractures and a small plead outside of the -- small bleed outside of the brain. a go fund me page has been set up to help with hospital bills. thorson is charged now as an accomplice. new york city's pay phones are getting a high-tech makeover. the new stations will replace the city's outdated pay phone booths. the upgrade will feature a tablet computer, free wi-fi, free nationwide calling and quick access to city services, maps and discretions. more than 500 of these communications stations will be set up by july. 7500 will be installed in the next eight years. >> do you even know where there used to be a phone booth? >> there used to be one outside of our window. now there's nothing there.
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seven minutes away from weather and traffic with bill evans. >> we take a look at our cameras in astoria down the east river. our camera is 27 stories on top of the rfk tri-boro bridge. just a little breezy and chilly this morning with the temperature right around 30 degrees. we have a few clouds coming across. for two days, we have a nice bubble of high pressure. barometer's rising, sunshine and clouds. we're looking at 31 degrees by 11:00. 37 later on this afternoon. at the bus stop for the kiddos that got to school today, well, the huckleberries will be there. they are always there. it is a chilly start. dress warmly. these kids, well, they need their clothes washed, but hey, they'll be at the bus stop. it's weather and traffic
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how's it going out there, heather? >> you have this accident causing heavy delays here. the bye getting up into that split with an accident that has been reported. let's talk to about the ed koch 59th street accident lower level going into queens on the l.i. e. it is an accident at springfield boulevard westbound. subway on or close to schedule. then in springfield, new jersey, 22 westbound. accident investigation all lanes are closed as you go through that spot. in randolph, you have sussex turnpike both ways between park avenue and canfield avenue accident. there is a downed pole and downed wires. the george washington bridge inbound lower level has been reopened. no major problems to report at this point. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, ken, over to you.
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staffers under fire at a delaware elementary school. wait until you hear what they sent out to parentsp. >> new warnings from new jersey police about a robber who is using a dating app to lure his victims. >> and the historic visit to cuba in the works for president obama next month. we have mixed reaction from cuban americans living in our tri-state. stay with us. we built our factories here because of a huge natural resource. not the land. the water. or power sources. it's the people. american workers. they build world-class products. and that builds communities. and a better future.
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because making something in america means so much, to so many.
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it's 5:40. it's not exactly a crime of passion. a new jersey man is accused of using a dating app to lure his robbery victims. this is a picture of the suspects sent to one of the victims on the dating app jacked. last week, the suspect told a man that he met through the app to meet him at a friend's house. instead, when the victim got there, the man ran off with his
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police believe the same man targeted another victim, same night, just two hours later. >> it's through an app. everybody runs a risk. there's an element of trust you have to have with that person. if they are sending off signals and red flags are going off in your head, you should probably get out of the situation you are starting to get yourself into. >> the second victim knew something was wrong when he arrived at the scene and refused to hand over his phone. the suspect ran off empty handed. the president is planning a trip to cuba next month. obama is scheduled to visit between march 21st and 22nd. the only other president ever to visit cuba was calvin coolidge in 128. word of the trip -- in 1928. >> word has already stirred local cuban-americans. >> i am cuban. i'm here for 20 years.
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still there, so okay that's good. >> i think it's a good thing because i think it's been a long time waiting for the people of the united states and the cuban community. >> over the past few months, both cuba and the united states have reopened their embassies and signed a new deal restoring commercial air traffic. an e-mail attachment may leave hurt feelings at an elementary school. the very sarcastic document is called a hurt feelings report. it was mistakenly attached to a mailing sent to parents in wilmington, delaware. it says its purpose is to assist whiners in documenting hurt feelings. it asks for the whiners name and type of whine used. a district spokesperson calls it an embarrassing mistake. >> you think? that was a meeting. taking a look at our camera from the chrysler building brought to you by
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we have a very nice morning as we get across roosevelt island. we have good visibility here, about 23 miles right here at west 66th street and columbus avenue on the upper west side. come on by any time. we're right across the street from the park and juilliard here and lincoln center. we're here waiting for you. for the morning hours, normal overnight lows are dry. pressure rising. whenever rising, particularly around 30, 32, fair weather is across the area. normal high is 32. we'll be below that today. we'll be looking at a pretty sunrise at 6:47 and pretty sunset, too. freezing chill the next couple of days. we'll have sunny, much warmer weather with temperatures in the mid-50s on saturday and sunday with sunshine. this is going to feel very nice. we are going to be looking at a shot at a storm next week.
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just giving you a heads-up tuesday into wednesday. 28 right here in central jersey right around hanover, new jersey. up to the north, we're looking at 28 around poughkeepsie. 32 around bridgeport. there is a wind out of the northwest. with that northwest wind and this air mass feels a little chilly out there. feels like 19 around astoria. here's 16 around brooklyn. 21 at jfk. 19 poughkeepsie to mid-20s. just a few clouds right out of the northwest. so with this bubble of high pressure across the great lakes nice weather. temperatures this afternoon mid tonight and overnight, 7:00 a.m. will start your morning around the morning commute with the teens to the north to mid-20s.
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this is warm air that surges up from southwest to northeast. that's going to really push the temperatures up and warm things up for the weekend. after school today for those kiddos, you've got schools at 37, sunny and chilly. dress warmly at the bus stop this morning. 24 in the five boroughs. with friday night comes maybe a sprinkle or flurry and warm air surging up, but lack at saturday. breezy and warmer. 55 degrees and 54 on sunday. a really nice weekend that's coming up. then, you know, next week, we'll give you a little heads- up with a little stormy coastal thing that's around tuesday night wednesday. we'll keep an eye on it. >> a little? >> yeah. there's a lot of factors valving the air masses warm and all kinds of things. it's out there lurking.
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>> it sounds to observant. >> lurkish. >> yeah. >> i am "lurking" at this here or looking on the inbound side of the gowanus expressway on the inbound side of you go inbound this morning. let's go over to our maps. i will tell you what's happening. ride at the brooklyn battery tunnel split. you have that accident being cleared away. subway service is running on or close to schedule. ed koch 59th street bridge accident lower level going into queens. then we have the l.i.e. as you head west at springfield boulevard, an accident. two lanes are blocked at that spot. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank youp. finding housing close to campus can be a challenge except if you build yourself a house. >> students saw the opportunity
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this very large igloo right in the middle of the campus. it's 10 feet tall, 12 feet wide. students spent the night in the igloo after building it this week. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the unwelcomed guest who created a disturbance on an airport runway. the surprise that left air
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. new this morning, a federal grand jury has indicted cliven bundy and two of his sons who
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that wildlife refuge in oregon. this indictment is because of an earlier incident of leading a massive armed assault on 200 followers on federal agents rounding up cattle bundy had grazing on bubble news. a convicted killer who died could be behind a 50-year- old cold case. dna evidence shows robert zirinsk raped and killed a woman named clinskie. a hospital is forced to pay thousands to cure a virus, a virus in its computer system. hollywood presbyterian medical center handed over 40 bit coins, the equivalent of
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the fbi is looking into the case of so-called ransom-ware. i probably vent heard this before. a coyote goes for a walk on an airline runway. >> reporter: airport crews are responding. >> reporter: workers at metro international airport in milwaukee had a four-legged problem on their hands. they had no idea how that coyote got onto the tarmac, but they moved fast to get the animal else didwhere. >> our crew -- elsewhere. >> our crew does a good job getting him off of the airfield. >> the biologist tries to make the airfield an unfriendly place for animals, however, every once in a while, one gets through. only one flight, by the way, was canceled. things are getting a
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tumble weed is causing problems. it can reach as high as the roof in some homes in southeast australia. it's coming from a nearby farm where the farmer did not tend to his land. it's not dangerous for people and pets but really, really frustrating. >> yeah. what a mess. [ laughter ] >> wow. breaking news in new jersey. fast-moving fire has injured five people, including children. one of the victims is as young as 7 months old. this is a live look now at the scene in jersey city. we're gathering the latest and we'll have a live report at 6:00 a.m. >> we'll see chilly temps today before a nice warm-up this weekend.
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coming up on 5:55. i'm meteorologist bill evans. looking at the beach. good visibility, temperatures around 30, 35 degrees. looking at real feels in the 20s to start your day today. so dress warmly. if you are taking the ferry over from staten island, jersey city got a little bit of a wind out of the northwest coming in. we're looking at an 11 mile-per- hour wind today. the next seven hours, we'll see the temperature dropping into the upper 20s. 6:00, 7:00 a.m. and the low 30s by lunchtime. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. how's it going out there, heather? >> we're having a bunch of accidents. i don't know what's happening with everybody, but you have to slow down. you have the gowanus expressway
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that's another accident being cleared. you are on or close to subways. then you have the l.i.e. west at springfield boulevard. two lanes are blocked off. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. the search is on for a robber attacking women in manhattan at gunpoint. police say he's hit five times since january telling women he has a gun and demanding money. the most recent robbery as tuesday evening. police say the man followed a 71-year-old woman into the stairwell of her building and pulled a gun on her. fortunately, none of the victims was injured. new this morning, the yankees make an aggressive move against the secretary ticket market. that's a big blow for anybody
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customers generally get them through an e-mailed pdf file. fans can attend games with an old school ticket or mobile version on their phone. it is 5:57. closing in on 6:00 and breaking news in jersey city where a house fire has injured several children.
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what's with them? oh, those two? they're always fighting for attention. there's more to a legendary city than its legends.
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 comments@captioncolorado.com breaking news is in new jersey. new video just in from the scene of a three-alarm fire. several people are hurt, including children. >> a popular nyu diner becomes a crime scene. new information about the city's latest slashing attack.
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touching down in rome after receiving a grand send-off from his visit to mexico. good morning, i'm lori stokesp. >> i'm ken rosato. today is february 18th. you are never more than seven minutes away. we kick it off with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> looking at the 6:00 a.m. temperature, it is 29 degrees. we love it when weather cooperates with the forecast. these numbers are right at our overnight low in the five boroughs. a little chilly today. we're looking at a northwest wind and looking at skies that are partly cloudy to clear. we'll be looking at sunshine today, a lot of it. beautiful sunrise is headed your way just before 7:00. 33 at noontime, 37 later on this afternoon. look at that wind right about 7 to 14 miles per hour. a chilly day tomorrow and we'll

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