tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 18, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
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
weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather's looking into that commute and got your hands full already. >> mass traffic it is running on or close to schedule including your subway. we have that accident at the sheridan, that crash there. then going to the ed koch to 59th street bridge. on the l.i.e. heading westbound at springfield boulevard, two lanes are blocked off as you go through that spot. the belt parkway west crash is still being blocked. as you take it into new jersey. this is 22 westbound springfield road into springfield avenuep we have all lanes closed and you have have heavy delays into the area.
accident. i was talking about that problem on 22 and news copter 7 is there to give us an update. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, heather. we have good news for you here. you can see that car on the roadway just as we arrived on the scene in spring field. as you said this was an overnight accident with a full road closure. not a lot of traffic down there right now, but again, good news as you travel union into springfield westbound app westbound on 22. all lanes just reopened. john del giorno, channel 7 "eyewitness news." now to that breaking news in new jersey, new jersey city specifically with a fast- moving. the fire began less than two hours ago on irving street. mallory? >> reporter: good morning. three kids, two adults injured in the fire.
expected to be okay. i will get out of the way to show you what is going on as fire crews continue to deal with the situation here. fire crews have been on this area for a difficult firefight. the fear, we're told, is now under control. this is irving street in jersey city as fire crews work to get the fire under control. they had to keep it from moving to the houses next door. the damage, we're told, could have begun much worse. there various some tense moments fighting the fire. one firefighter transmitted a may day but then reported he was out of the house uninjured. >> he may have gotten disoriented inside and made his way out to the balcony area. they did find him. he was in good condition.
>> reporter: i want you to take a good looking you can see their mondayering the hot spots and get a better feel on what investigation. this as we now know, in the investigate is under way. as you can see, crews have a lot of work ahead of them. some were evacuated and looked to be concerned as they wait for more information on scene. fire crews do have this fire under control. they are appearing to be in the mopping up stages, but again, everyone tonight is doing okay. live in jersey city, mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. it's 6:04. new details in a bloody knife attack in manhattan. a waiter becoming the latest victim in a recent spat of
he was cut across the face while working at a diner on la guardia. seat. dray clark is live. dray? >> reporter: the suspect is between 15 and 17 years old. first, let's talk about the victim, who is a waiter here at the diner. he is 25 years old from the bronx. as you mentioned a moment ago, he needed 120 stitches to close the wound on the left side of his face. police say a teenage suspect initially walked into the diner carrying a folder asking customers for money to support his high school basketball team.
the teen came back and the waiter asked him to leave for a second time. as they were going towards in the door, the victim was slashed in the take place. it happened so quickly, customers didn't know what happened. >> i thought somebody got mugged because a lady was sitting outside. i didn't realize until afterwards that it was something more. >> reporter: police immediately flooded the area trying to find that suspect, but he remains on the run this morning. meanwhile, the victim was take ton bellevue hospital where he was treated and released. again, the assailant is said to be between 15 and 17 years old last seen wearing a gray hoody carrying a purple folder as
wounded at least 61. they say syrian hurtish. am the kurdish militants are epping to fight. >> just an hour ago at 6:00, turkey is facing a new bombing. isis may have used chemical weapons in iraq and syria. the u.s. believes mustard gas was part of an attack in northern syria last summer. it's also believed the potentially deadly chemical was used in a number of attacks in iraq. defense secretary ash carter maintains the u.s. is mont of the pope left with a trip ending with a call to action for governments worldwide to open their hearts to what he called the human tragedy that
it came near the texas border. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans has the action why you cue weather. we're going to have a great day. that's sandy hook, new jersey. so we've got 22-mile visibility headed down towards the jersey shore here. we might actually jump top 28 by 7:00. that would be normal. we'll. but sam, we'll be looking at 35 this afternoon. normal average high temperature would be about 42 degrees in the afternoon. kiddos, get all of your warm
we'll be at 37al school, like hearth wex. >> i have a feeling the youngest one is probably already awake. this is a shot of the l.i. e. it's not a fantastic shot, but i'm using it anyway. that accident is cleared away. here is a look at the ed kochp to the bridge. the reason for this is an accident on the lower level. so let's head over to our maps. the d.i. e. two lanes are closed down. then we have the 59th street bridge. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. another city bus driver
it's 6:14. there are mass hour outages in california after a deadly multicar crash. three vehicles crashed pulling three transformers to the ground last night in los angeles. one fell on a pickup truck, killing the driver. firefighters then shut down the intersection as they cleared the power lines from the street. time now 6:14 and onto the race for president flashing a dangerous sign for donald trump just days before the republican primary in south carolina. the poll shows a new national front-runner among republicans, and it's ted cruz with 28% to trump with 26%. marco rubio is third with 27%. the numbers amped up last night's gop town hall. >> both donald trump and marco
that whenever anyone points to their actual record, to what they've said to what they voted on, to what they've start screaming liar, liar, liar. >> if you say something that isn't true and you say it over and over again and you know it's not true, there's no other word for it. >> donald trump is dismissing the new poll numbers and say the poll is not reliable. later today, democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders will speak together at a town hall event in los angeles. the poll shows clinton and the vermont senator running neck and neck heading into saturday's democratic caucuses in nevada. minorities make up a third of expected voters and clinton is counting on them to block sanders' advance. handguns can now be part of a student's supply in university of texas' main
the school's president yesterday reluctantly approved rules to comply can state law. they are required to allow concealed handguns in classrooms as of august. a couple with ties to the tri-state area are in the record books after winning a share of the $1.6 billion powerball jackpot. maureen smith and david live in florida now but are originally from islip. they are multi-million nairs. their friends and family are only just now finding out. the couple kept the big secret win a secret until collecting the share in the january drawing. >> they are good friends of mine. it is time to check the accuweather forecast. >> got a little breeze out here flowing from
we're headed towards sunrise. i'm watching the wind. it's windy out here. yesterday's high was 39. so we're looking at what's going to be a windy morning here as the sun gets up. 23 mile-per-hour wind in hopatcong. this morning, we've got these winds that continue to be out of the northwest, 12, 13, 14 miles per hour. the wind is coming and going from a 9 to 17 mile-per-hour wind and makes you feel like the teens to the north and 21 across long island. so today, we see ourselves with the clouds and sun, a northwest flow here with this arc out of canada making it chillier today. we see the winds get going as the sunday gets up. this afternoon, the temperatures will be in the mid
tomorrow morning, we'll have teens to the north, mid-20s from the 30s south and east. then we have the clouds on friday night that come in late in the day. that could give us warm air that's surging up from west to east. that makes the temperatures rise overnight as we go into saturday. sunny and chilly today with 37. normal high is 42. it will be like the 20s with the winds today. 14 the suburbs tonight and 24 in the five boroughs. tomorrow night, we have a sprinkle or a little snow shower. that's because we've got this warm air surging up. then look at saturday. sunshine 55 degrees at 54 on sunday. then we'll see that we'll keep an eye on the storm tuesday into wednesday next week with rain and snow. temperatures are warm, so it could be some mixing going on with a slop-fest into the commute on wednesday. weather wise, a chilly morning. dress warmly.
make it a good day for yourself. >> chilly, right? >> he was taught don't speak to strangers. >> i'm not a stranger. [ laughter ] >> i'm the man on the west side! we have our mass transit running on or close to schedule. question have news copter 7 here to update us on the accident on the bell. good morning to you, don. >> reporter: good morning to you, heather. first live pictures here at least a three-car accident on the belt parkway. you can see the tow trucks moving the vehicles out of the way. let me bring this shot over to the right as you see the fire department out on the roadway with what looks to be a sizable fuel spill. all of this activity on the westbound side of the belt parkway is near the exit for rockaway boulevard. you can see them getting this cleaned up right now.
when they get traffic moving again, you may get one or two lanes reopened. heather? we still have this accident over here on the ed koch 59th street bridge. as you head to the l.i.e. westbound at springfield boulevard, two lanes are blocked off there. subway service is running on or close to schedule in the cross bronx west of sheridan clear. you can see the upper level has really picked up a lot of volume. that is because of the accident on the lower level. lori, ken, back to you. a reality tv star from staten island has passed away. >> also ahead, getting boos for your burger. some menu changes coming some some mcdonald's. >> an outrage over a letter e- mailed to parents about how to
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6:25. we're learning the staten island reality tv star known as big ang has lost her battle with stage 4 cancer. angela from the hit show "mob wives" learned shoo he had throat cancer i year ago when doctors discovered and removed a tumor in their throat. in december, the cancer returned and spread to her brain and lungs. she was only 55 years old. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the search for a predator in brooklyn who tried to lure a teenage girl walking home from school. we have the image police want to you see. >> an historic announcement coming today from the white house about something that has not happened in almost a century. >> as the yankees head out to spring training today, you'll want to hear about a big change to the ticket system for this coming season. >> we're in nor cool temperatures once again today,
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a live look at breaking news in jersey city. streets blocked off as firefighters work to figure out what sparked an early morning fire that injured several children. >> another mta bus driver beaten behind the wheel. for the first time, we're hearing from the victim in the latest attack. good morning, i'm ken hoe sought toe. >> i'm lori stokes. it's thursday, february 18th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> good morning. we're looking at a pretty sunrise and temperatures have been around 29 degrees. we're going to be looking at the winds that will make it the sunshine. massapequa, you are at 30. 31 bridgeport, 29 in the park. today we'll have sunshine with chillier than yesterday. normal average after the high temperature about 42 degrees.
and we'll be seeing the temperature rising up tomorrow. the weekend sees 50 degree temperatures. we'll talk about that next. heather's busy already on this thursday. >> the good new is the belt parkway accident, the accident is clearing. the bad news is we having in on the l.i.e. so news copter 7 went up to check in with this accident on the l.i. e. good morning once again, john. >> reporter: good morning, heather. this accident about has been out here for some time. as well. looks like crews have it cleared let's pull the shot back on the l.i.e. on in through queens. parkway avenue.
>> not a good ride at all. traffic heading towards us into manhattan. the outbound traffic is completely jam packed. traffic going into new jersey or i'm sorry, into queens is also a mess as well and into manhattan. so let's go right over to our maps to explain to you what's going on. ed koch 59th street bridge going into queens. mass transit is okay and the belt parkway west at rockaway boulevard accident cleared away. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, ken, over to you. 6:3 and following breaking news in jersey city. several injured children in an early morning fire. >> we just arrived on the scene within the last hour. "eyewitness news" reporter mallory hoff is live with an update with an investigation. mallory? >> reporter: lori, ken, good morning. those injured include a 7- month-old burned child. all of the injured, though, we're learning are expected to be okay.
here to show you what we're looking at. fire crews have the area blocked off after this difficult firefight. the fire moved quickly. this is irving street in jersey city as fire crews work to get the fire under control, they have to keep it from moving to the homes next door. it could have been much worse. there were tense moments fighting the fire. one firefighter transmitted a may day but then reported he was out of the house and uninjured. >> we have fire civilian injuries taken to the jersey medical center. one child with burns to her arm and a female adult with burns to her face. >> reporter: fire crews now in the process of mopping up and monitoring hot spots. this morning, we're learning it's still unclear exactly what
an investigation is now under way. mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. it's 6:33. for the second time in recent weeks, we're learning about a brutal attack showing the defenseless drivers, men in their 60s, punched repeatedly in the face. first time in brooklyn and then in the bronx where the suspect continues to be on the run. the man has an exchange with the 69-year-old driver dennis dunwell then punches him. he steps off the bus and then attacks him for a second time. >> he give me the hardest shot and punched me in the eye. two hands, and i couldn't fight back. >> last week, another mta driver was attacked behind the wheel on a packed b8 bus. the driver picked 8-year-old
lineup earlier this week. he is accused of attacking the driver while the bus was moving. surveillance images from a street in brooklyn offering the only clue in the search for a predator. the suspect trayed to lure a 14-year-old tuesday while she was walking home from sheepshead bay. the man put his arm around the girl and wouldn't let go. the girl managed to pull her arm free and that's when he ran away. also in brooklyn, new information this morning in a gunpoint kidnapping. we now have a sketch of one of the suspects. detectives say this is one of two men who forced the victim into a minivan in flatlands. an eyewitness says he saw two men pistol whip the victim and stab him. the man was left a few miles away in east flatbush. an armed robber is on a dangerous crime spree targeting women all around manhattan. police say he's hit five times since january, telling women he
in several instances, he followed a victim into an apartment building and robbed her in the elevator. the crimes span from the upper east side and east village and chelsea. we're seeing video of the young man and woman accused of viciously assaulting a tourist leaving him with a fractured skull. the two are charged with felony assault. police say anderson sucker punchedded a tourist from arkansas on monday while trying to sell phony tickets to the liberty island ferry. the victim was knocked unconscious and taken to bellevue hospital. happening today, we're going to hear more from commissioner william bratton on the apple encryption situation. a federal magistrate ordered apple to create software to help break into an iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. investigators say the phone is
syed farook's possible ties to isis. court order. and president obama will not attend the funeral for ant scalia. will attend. the cold war fades even more next month when president obama will visit cuba. the trip is set for march 21st and 22nd following 14 months of wrangling over reopening the embassies in washington and havana. the one and only president to visit cuba was calvin coolidgeed in 1928. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> we've got a beautiful
camera on the roof we're going to have a nice looking day looking out across roosevelt island. 29 degrees now p winds are out of the northwest. brand new ridge of high pressure making it a little breezy today and will feel like the teens and 20s. by 9:00, it's 29 still. 33 at noontime. 35 this afternoon to 37. going to be a chilly day with lots of sunshine and you'll need your sunglasses. at the old bus stop, the huckle buries will dress warmly. after school about 37. so you want to dress warmly. as you come into manhattan, you are leaving manhattan. as you come in, it is just a mess. it's the ed koch 59th street bridge queens bound lower level accident.
then we have the palisades parkway coming southbound near the george washington bridge tolls. we have an accident here. all lanes are closed down so your palisades parkway approach to the george washington bridge is inaccessible at this time. the bridge itself is five minutes inbound. delay. earlier problem. emergency emergency transit no major problems. l.i.e. going west and an accident off on the shoulder. this enwe have this problem on the belt west -- then we have this problem on the belt west. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. 6:38. growing concern over the zika virus. still ahead, why the cdc says puerto rico should prepare for a potential health crisis. >> also ahead, how two teenage girls managed to escape an oncoming train while trapped on a bridge.
a decades old murder investigation may have been solved. prosecutors re-examined dna evidence showing robert zuriski sexually assaulted and murdered 18-year-old mary clinski. he died in prison in 2008 sevenning a life sentence in another teen's murder and awaiting trial for allegedly killing a 13-year-old girl. ahead, the centers for disease control says puerto rico could be the next zika hot spot. the warning says there could be tens of thousands of infections combined with a shore increase in the number of babies born with a microcephaly. 6:42. a hospital is forced to pay thousands to cure a virus in its computer system. hollywood presbyterian medical center handed over 40 bit coins, about $17,000 to rescue its computer network from hackers. a spokesperson for the los angeles facility says the payment was in the best
the fbi now looking into the case of so-called ransom-ware. new this morning, an e- mail attachment may leave some hurt feelings at an elementary school. this very sarcastic document is called a hurt feelings report. it was mistakenly attached to a mailing sent to parents in wilmington, der ware that says its purpose is to assist whiners in documenting hurt feelings. it also asks for the whiners' name and the type of whine used. the district spokesperson called the mailing an embarrassing mistake. other news happening today, new york city's pay phones are getting a high-tech makeover. mayor de blasio will unveil the link nyc program at noon. the new stations will replace the city's outdated pay phone booth. the upgrade will feature a tablet computer, free wi-fi,
usb charging ports, and quick access to city services, maps, and directions. more than 7500 of these communication stations will be set up across the five boroughs over the next eight years. new york's baseball season is about to go into full spring literally hours from now money the yankees pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. the mets took the trip to port st. lucie yesterday. the yankees are making an aggressive move from tickets. it is barring fans from using ott-home printed tickets. that's a big blow for those who buy tickets from stub hub. you can get a potential version scan from a smartphone or old school tickets. "good morning america" is up next. let's check in with george stephanopoulos.
>> good morning. the big race with hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a dead heat. on the republican side, major endorsement for mark coe rubio from south carolina governor nikki haley with donald trump still leading in south carolina even though with the surprising new national poll showing ted cruz has pulled ahead. so lots to talk about in the presidential race. we also have the abc news exclusive with the florida teen who calls himself a doctor. you can see him right there arrested for impersonating a doctor. matt gutman talks to him and we'll bring you that. and we'll talk to the florida couple who purchased one of the powerball jackpots. they kept it a secret for so long. just incredible. >> from friends and family. you are right. have a great so he, george. 6:45. time to check the accuweather forecast. >> let's check in with the outside. >> reporter: they are paving the street on the upper west side. i love the smell of asphalt in
let's take a look outside and show you a beautiful sunrise here. we're looking at a gorgeous start to your day. it is a gorgeous looking day. the pressure is rising. we'll get to about 37 for the high and the normal high is 42. right at the normal overnight lows, the sun is officially out in a few minutes. we've got a gorgeous sunrise and beautiful sunset. kind of a freezing chill the next couple of days. we'll be watching a storm next week that we'll be tracking. looking at a snow, ice, and rain mix. 31 at the coastal connecticut sections of fairfield, new haven county and 31 on long island. the northwest wind is a little chilly this morning. reel feel this morning with -- real feel this morning with the winds gusting up to 23, 25 miles per hour. 14 around brooklyn and about 17, 19 degrees around long
the coastal connecticut. nice ridge of high pressure from the northeast, the great lakes and ohio valley giving us sunshine today and tomorrow. by this afternoon, temperatures are in the mid to the upper 30s. the mid and low 20s are in the tri-boroughs. with a sprinkle. cloud cover. overnight. as we get to 2:00 a.m., notice it's warming overnight into saturday. so sub shine and chilly day today. the high of 37. the wind will make it feel like the 20s. clear and cold tonight. 14 in the suburbs. 44 around the five boroughs. tomorrow we've got sunshine, clouds by afternoon and then the weekend is great. 55 on saturday and 54 on sunday. a nice weekend is coming up and
there you have it. you can get all four seasons in a week. >> we did. thank you, bill. let's go to look at the commute. >> news copter 7 is up there now. we're going to check in now with john del giorno. good morning once again, john. >> reporter: the accident cleared off to the right shoulder open the palisades. when you first reported it, all lanes were shut down. ems just left the scene and all of the accident vehicles have been cleared off and you can see them off on the glass. the flares are burning themselves out. still a little bit of a delay, though, maybe 5 or 10 minutes heavier than usual as you come down the palisades and approach the george washington bridge. heather? >> thank you, john. we head onto route 46, we have this closure right near the airport.
over here to the right. let's go to the maps. we have 46 closed down. all traffic is being diverted for hollisster road. you had a bridge strike from garden city. metro-north is doing okay. five minutes inbound except for the palisades approach. lincoln and holland is a 20- minute delay. we have a problem as you travel onto the garden state parkway southbound, that is an accident. you have a big buildup as you head to that spot. this accident is still with us, ed koch 59th street bridge lower level going into queens. so you are going to find a major backup on the bridge as a result of that. the l.i.e. west springfield boulevard accident pushed off to the shoulderp check out that delay going through queens. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. coming up, the dishing escape by two teenagers with a
it's not only dangerous to walk across that bridge, but illegal. a family in colorado learned a tragic lesson after doing something that seemed to routine, leaving pizza boxes on top of the stove. >> firefighters say one of the families four dogs tried to get to the pizza box and in the process turned on the gas. the family wasn't home at the time. the dogs with are trapped inside of the burning house. firefighters were able to get two of the dogs out. sadly, the other two were killed. officials say it is important to keep combustibles like that off of the stove. >> yeah. it is 6:53. we're coming back with an update on a breaking story. children injured in a new jersey house fire overnight. also, we're learning details on you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price.
remain in effect well into the morning rush. john del giorno, channel 7 "eyewitness news." 6:57. also breaking now in new jersey. firefighters putting out hot spots after a house fire left several team hurt. mallory? >> reporter: ken, lori, good morning. two doubts and three kids injured. we are learning, though, all are expected to be okay. you can see crews are in the process of mopping up. this fire started at 4:15 this morning. it moved extremely quickly. crews had to work to protect the surrounding homes in the area. homes are close together. we're also learning this morning that a man inside actually smelled smoke and woke everyone else in the home up. things could have been a lot worse had that not be the case. back out here live this morning, investigators are working to determine the cause of this fire. live in jersey city, mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." happening right now, police are on the hunt for a young suspect in the slashing of a waiter.
village. dray, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. police say the suspect is between 15 and 17 years old and is accused of slashing a waiter across the face at the silver spurs restaurant in greenwich village around 8:00 last night. police say that teenage suspect walked into the restaurant asking customers for money, and as the waiter tried to escort him out of the restaurant, police say the teenage suspect suddenly turned around and slashed the waiter across the face and ran away. that waiter was taken to bellevue hospital where he had to receive 120 stitches to close the wound on the left side of his face. police described the suspect as between 15 and 17 years old wearing a gray hoody carrying a purple folder and small gym bag. if you have any christmas, give police a call. dray clark, chance 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. we heard john talk about that accident on route 46 in teeterboro. we also have an incident on the
at the cam. the garden state parkway is jam packed with an accident on 135. the 59th street ed koch bridge, the problem is on the lower level going into queens and actually a crane struck the bridge. you have delays going into manhattan as well. >> wow. >> thanks, heather. let's take a look outside. we've got a beautiful sunrise, absolutely gorgeous. 28 degrees. that would be your temperature. you hear the bell ring? that's the 7:00 temperature. 30 around jfk and 27 down the shore. we're looking at 32 by lunchtime. we probably hit 37 this afternoon. a little cooler than normal, a little chilly today and tomorrow. look at your weekend. really nice. temperatures in the mid-50s, so make some plans. get outside and enjoy it. >> all right. thank you, bill. that'll do it for us. i'm lori stokes.
john del giorno leaves us with good morning, america. dead heat. a brand-new national poll shows ted cruz and donald trump tied as trump takes aim at jeb bush. >> this guy, why doesn't he just give up, go home. go home. go home to mom. >> and hillary clinton trying to avoid another upset striking a pose in "vogue" just two days until the next big showdown. breaking overnight, president obama will travel to cuba, the first president to visit in more than 80 years and the huge events in the works in havana from major league baseball to beyonce. the 18-year-old arrested posing as a doctor accused of treating patients now out on bail speaking out to abc news. the question that made him do this. kanye west caught on a hot mike. the talent's temper tantrum backstage at "snl." >> by 50%, dead or alive.