tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 19, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
america." captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: email@example.com new details at 4:30 on the slashing attack on a waiter in the village. that victim spoke with police overnight. we have an update now on the investigation. >> donald trump firing back after pope francis questions his christian beliefs. we'll tell you how he responded ahead of tomorrow's primary. >> uber cuts another deal for its customers. the rate change that's taking effect this morning. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. it is friday, february 19th.
minutes away from weather and traffic. here is bill evans with the forecast. >> it's going to be nice. we're looking at temperatures starting off this morning around 25 degrees. it is a little cooler than normal, but this time, we're going to warm up closer to normal than yesterday. we're looking at 7 in monticello to start the day. 15 around putnam county. sunshine today, really nice day. we get to near 40 by afternoon, and it only gets warmer. it's a spring fling weekend coming up next in the accuweather weekend forecast. heather, it is a spring fling weekend. >> i am so into that, it's going to be awesome. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro-north, they are also awesome. 4, 5, and 6 trains have the fast track going on between 42nd street and grand central.
have construction new york through the 70s southbound into the 60s. 65th street transverse is closed both directions. this is because of an icing condition. so think about that if you are heading through the park this morning. george washington bridge has construction. lincoln, holland, they also have construction. in fact, the george washington bridge lower level is closed until 5:00 a.m. because of that construction. hopefully things will start moving again very shortly. bayonne bridge is closed until 5:00 a.m. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, over to you. a trio of knife attacks this week has new york city police looking for three suspects. one of the victims is helping police find the teen that left him disfigured. dray clark is live in greenwich village with the details. >> reporter: good morning. bobby who worked at this restaurant spent part of this last night looking at lineups with police. detectives have a picture of the teenager they are looking
matter of time before they track him down. but for bobby, it will be a lock recovery from a serious wound that stretches from his chin to his cheek. this is how 25-year-old bobby looked before he was attacked with a blade. now his face is so disfigured, he doesn't want anyone to see it. his girlfriend nicole rushed to the hospital wednesday night where doctors were already working on his face when she arrived. >> i heard a lot of screaming, like, you know, they were doing the stitches, but i didn't really want to go in the room was going to see. >> reporter: bobby is a popular bus boy in greenwich village. wednesday evening, he approached a teenager inside of the restaurant who had been asking customers for money to support his basketball league. police say it was a scam. bobby asked the teen to please leave the restaurant.
returned five >> he does come back, and they get into a discussion in the front vestibule where he cuts that person. >> reporter: this is the best image police have of the 15- year-old suspect. meanwhile, thursday, there were two more slashings, a 21-year- old man slashed across the face in soho and on the upper west side, a 33-year-old man stabbed during a robbery at 88th and columbus. the victims will both survive, but there have been no arrests in any of the recent slashings. that wound that bobby has on the left side of his face is very extensive. on the outside, hes had 130 stitches. on the inside, he has seven more. there's no real indication on when he'll be able to return to work. we're live in greenwich village
channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> dray, thank you. new overnight, police are searching for a man who attacked an mta worker. police say he approached a 61- year-old mta maintenance worker in jamaica on sunday. he is accused of demanding the man give him back his cell phone, which the victim did not have. he punched him in the face and took his two-way radio before running off. family and friends say good-bye to a mother and two young daughters killed inside of a staten island hotel. police say cutler's ex- boyfriend stabbed them along with the woman's 2-year-old daughter, who did survive the attack. michael sykes, the father of the youngest, has pleaded not
apple is fighting the order to create software to unlock a cell phone. the fbi says it's hindering the investigation of cases here, bronx last month. apple says it's protecting users' privacy. donald trump is easing up, softening his attack on pope francis after the pontiff suggested trump's campaign pledch to build a wall made him in the pope's words "not christian." trump fired back when i first heard the news. last night at a town hall in south carolina, trump says he now believes the pope's remarks were probably a little nicer than the media reported, but he then pointed at vatican city. >> he also talked about having a wall is not christian. he's got an awfully big wall at the vatican. >> people do come and go through the vatican. >> they will come and go
they will come and go legally. >> trump says that he respects pope francis, but after first hearing the pope's remarks, trump said it was disgraceful for a religious leader to question his christianity. we will have a live report ahead at 5:00 a.m. antonin scalia's body will arrive followed by his clerks. thousands are expected to file through the great halls. the president and first lady will pay their respects at the court. a private funeral mass will take place tomorrow morning in washington. meanwhile, the conversation continues over who will replace scalia. vice president joe biden quickly replaced -- dismissed any notion that he is wanting the job.
job to nominate a new nominee to the supreme court. he also says it's the senate's job to hold hearings on nominees. schumer used the hashtag #do your job. happening this morning, uber riders are getting a discount if they are taking a ride between manhattan and jfk. starting at 6:00 a.m., uber is offering a $35 flat rate. that's for passengers who select the uber pool ride- sharing option. that is significantly less of the yellow cab's flat rate of dids 52, which does not include tolls or tip. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: we've got a quiet morning here. here is a look at the camera. we've got nice visibility, a nice warning. it is on the chilly side. grab your coat, jacket, sweater and you need the gloves and all of that good stuff. we'll high pressure's over the
back to our west, a lot of warm air is spreading eastward kicking off a few snow showers in the lakes. that warm air starts coming in tonight. today, 30 by 10:00. 35 noontime. we may get to near 39, 40, but at the time, it's all said and done and the temperature is off to the races tomorrow, which we'll talk about next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather's already busy on this friday morning. >> reporter: yeah, and we have construction here on the fdr drive. you can see the cones set up and explain to you where this construction is. fdr drive through the 100s down to the 60s and northbound through the 70s. we also have the long island railroad and new jersey transit, metro-north doing just fine. 45, and 6 fast track service is suspended. as a result, george washington bridge inbound level is closed until 5:00 a.m.
don't see anybody on that lower level. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, lori, over to you. it is 4:40. a question before you start your commute. how safe is the ground beneath your tires? an alarming report revealing thousands of bridges are in bad shape across the country. hear how many made the list in our area. >> a deadline looms for drone owners and what they need to do to avoid fines and possible prison time. look at this. a helicopter crash caught on camera. look at that.
. >> it's 4:42. a teenager is in critical condition after a helicopter crash. a private helicopter lost control with a crash in the uss arizona memorial in hawaii. the five people on board including a family of four survived. a 15-year-old passenger suffered critical injuries. after the crash, people rushed to the water to help the passengers as the helicopter sank. >> we're all certified. i used to surf a lot, so it's dive in and help. somebody said there's somebody still in the aircraft. so i dove through from the pilot's side in the backseat and saw them and saw that it was twisted. >> also not clear, what caused the helicopter to crash. investigators are in hawaii investigating that accident. it's 4:43. a startling report found the brooklyn bridge remains one of
there are more than 58,000 so- called bad bridges in the united states. more than 11% in new york state are structurally deficient as well as 9% in new jersey. one person we spoke to blames the government for not fixing our infrastructure before there's no political will and no political leadership on this point none. so the situation gets worse. >> he adds there is no reason to panic. he says the bridge deemed structurally deficient does not necessarily mean it is unsafe. check this out. a fire tornado caught on camera in kansas city, missouri. this started after a lawn mower burst into flames. it burned 2 1/2 square miled fueled by 40 mile-per-hour winds. crews worked well into the night to bring it under control. no injuries were reported.
anything like that. >> we've seen on this broadcast average water falls and fire tornadoes. >> we sure did, that's right. unbelievable. it's 4:45. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> let's look outside, shall we? looking at midtown manhattan, the lights are on at 59th street. kids are skating this morning. we're going to have a nice morning. here's our camera on the lower east side down toward bowling green. temperatures are 25 degrees. is 42. so we're looking at a chilly morning with temperatures close day. one more chilly day, it will feel good, sunny and much warm their weekend, mid-50s. we're looking at a storm we'll keep an eye on for wednesday of next week.
hanover, 19 around montclair. 18 around poughkeepsie. 23 around long island. just a light wind today ought of the north. brooklyn is showing up at 8. that may be a malfunction on the automated meter. is suffice it enough to say, this is plenty cold but it will warm up nicely. a mess of clouds and warmer air. this is warm air showing up with the clouds and snow showers. some of those will make it all the way across to us overnight tonight. maybe a spritz of rain to the south, maybe a little wet snowflake to the north. you'll see as we get to 8:00 temperatures are in the 20s and the teens. this afternoon, we're into the upper 30s to near 40. you see the snow showers up here around binghamton? notice a temperature tonight at 11:00 is 38 degrees, and it warms up overnight. we start off tomorrow warm and then by afternoon, we're looking at temperatures that
it will be a little cooler in the coastal sections, but we're looking at great weather. sunny and cool today. clouds increase later this afternoon. cloudy tonight with a spritz of shower and snowflake. tomorrow, sun and clouds, a breezy, warmer day. the high is 57 degrees. a beautiful day on saturday. your accuweather seven-day forecast looking at sun and clouds on sunday. looking at 54 degrees. monday we're looking at 48. then tuesday into wednesday, we'll keep an eye on a storm and see if we can get some rain or snow out of that. the computer models are being very cantankerous. >> that's a big word. >> one says nothing's going to happen, then you have one that says there's a huge storm. i sit in my office and kind of just juggle. >> it's just too many of them.
that 8 ball. i shake it up. is it going to snow on tuesday? [ laughter ] >> wow that brings back some memories. [ laughter ] what's checking in, heather? >> i have a couple at home if you want me to bring them in. 4, 5, and 6 trains suspended between grand central and atlantic avenue because of ongoing track work there. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro-north doing just fine. heading to the george washington bridge, under the apartments, we have two lanes closed down. everybody's being forced to go upstairs. as you can see from the camera, coming across the upper level, it is not affected at this point so are doing well despite the fact that the lower level is closed down on the inbound side. so we have that construction at the georgebridge, the lincoln and holland also have construction, but they are doing just fine as far as delays coming into or getting out. city. we don't really have anything
fdr drive construction north in the 70s, 100 to the 90s down into the 60s. we have our street-cleaning rules in effect. lori, over to you. state officials are testing for water contamination. the former military manufacturing plant with six wells being monitored that house the grummon aerospace company. there is a toxicness in the air and they are testing to see if it's made it into the drinking water. there are five cases surrounding the death of freddie gray who died in baltimore. the state court of appeals will decide whether officer william porter can testify in remaining officers' trials while he awaits a retrial. the decision has delayed the start of the remaining trial comes days before jury selection was set to begin in the trial against officer edward near row.
investigating the disappearance and dismemberment of at least 100 people whose bodies were thrown into a sewer system under a new notorious prison in bogota. the victims were inmates, visitors, and people who had nothing do with the prison. officials say similar murders may have also happened at prisons in three other cities. it's 4:50. >> president obama has hit north korea with more stringent sanctions for moving forward with its nuclear weapons program. the north recently launched a satellite into space and conducted its fourth underground nuclear test. the expanded sanctions are meant to deny north korea the money it needs to develop mini warheads and the long range missiles needed to deliver them. make sure you register your drone if you happen to have one, of course. this is the last day to file information on your unmanned aircraft with the federal
the rule applies to drones that weigh anywhere from 9 ounces or up to 55 pounds. it is a $5 three-year registration. it saves you the possibility of having a $250,000 fine and up to three years in prison. so it's a couple of seconds to fill that sucker out. >> is that what you call the form? [ laughter ] i had to say it. it is 4:51. coming up on "eyewitness news" this morning, a day at the beach turned tragic when a
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on "eyewitness news" this morning. i'm meteorologist bill evans. here we go. we look down the beach and have a beautiful look from asbury park. there's the navigational buoy right out there. we find ourselves looking at great weather. last night, if you happen to be around the border really of
little bit of action on the earthquake. 1.1 around butler. right around aaron decker elementary school last night shifting things up. the next seven hours, we'll be looking at a butte. morning. sunrise is before 6:00. sunshine and temperatures are in the 20s so dress warmly. we will be looking at sunshine later on today and looking at temperatures getting into the mid-30s by lunchtime. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. did your house shake in jersey last night? >> it did not, but i used to spend every friday night skiing up in the hills of jersey. here's the fdr drive. you can see only the left lane is open and that is because of construction. we'll head to our maps. 65th street transverse has been closed down because of an icing condition. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you.
what safety measures were in place at the scene of the construction accident that killed two workers in new jersey. the crew is lifting a large air conditioning unit when the strap snapped crushing two workers. they could not reach them in time. happening today, health officials on long island will outline the latest response strategy to the zika virus and are expected to reveal the testing dates for people who think they may have contracted zika. there will be testing stations. officials are particularly worried about people from latin america who recently traveled to their native countries. wildlife officials in argentina are urging beachgoers not to remove dolphins in the water after a baby dolphin died while onlookers were taking selfies. take a look at the shroud of
up to take pictures. officials say it's not clear why it removed it from the water before leaving it to die on the sand. this kind of dolphin is on the international list of fishing. oprah winfrey is cleaning out her closet and giving fans her shoes. it's filled with clothing items collected during her long- running oprah show. bidding will start march 1st on e pay. >> right. we just received new pictures and details as police search for the slasher who disfigured a waiter in greenwich village. we are live with the latest. >> the war of words between donald trump and the pope. the comments are getting a lot
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org developing right now at 5:00 a.m., new pictures and details just in as police close in on the greenwich village slasher. we're live with new pictures of the people that police want to talk to. >> donald trump responds this morning to the pope's comments that question trump's christian values. we're live with a change of tone from trump. >> we've got to make it through one more day of chilly temperatures before a big warm- up, just in time for the weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us.
it is february 19th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> here is your temperature at 5:00 a.m. 24 degrees. normally, you have an overnight low of 27, 28. northport and massapequa is at 25. hauppauge 22. 19 around new work to belmar and toms river. dress warmly and by afternoon, we'll approach 40 degrees and get upwards of 39 toward sunshine. the temperatures tonight are off to the races warming into the 50s this weekend. we'll talk more about that coming up. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. how are the trains in the subways? >> the e and f trains, we have that track work going on at roosevelt avenue. it looks like they cleared that away at 4, 5, and 6. long
transit, metro-north, they are all doing just fine and the fdr construction has been cleared as you head northbound through the 70s. that's good news for you. 65th street transverse remains closed down in both directions because of an icing condition. we're going to keep our eye on that george washington bridge going outbound underneath the apartment with two lanes closed with construction. they are saying the lower level should be closed. you just saw a car going right about that span coming inbound. our street-cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. it's 5:02. in the last 10 minutes, police released new information as they close in on the suspect in the slashing attack inside of a popular greenwich village restaurant. it left a bus boy with 120 stitches to his face. 25-year-old is recovering at
dray clark is live in greenwich village with the new pictures that police want to you see. dray? >> reporter: bobby barbeau is the waiter that was attacked here on wednesday night. he does have a very extensive injury that required more than 100 stitches. meanwhile this image just in to the newsroom showing a group of teenagers, two girls and one boy, that police believe, were along with that 15-year-old suspect they are looking for. coincidentally, police say this particular group here was aggressive with another individual in the minutes before the slashing happened on wednesday night. so police are looking for these individuals featured here in hopes of finding the 15-year-
the face. meanwhile, bobby is so disfigured, he does not want to show his face in public. this is a picture of barbeau before his attack happened restaurant. police say barbeau had approached a teenager inside of the restaurant, who had been asking customers inside of the restaurant for money to support his basketball team. police say that was a scam and barbeau asked the 15-year-old to please believe the restaurant. well, the teen left and then returned five minutes later. detectives say that teen pulled out a blade and slashed barbeau across the face. >> it was unexpected, you know? he didn't expect the guy, to you know, slice him. quickly. i'm just distraught. i hope that something good whoever did this. >> reporter: that was barbeau's girlfriend that we just heard
his injuries are very extensive and requires more than 120 stitches on his face. another 7 stitches inside of his mouth. his recovery, no doubt, will be long as police look for a 15- year-old suspect in this case. they are hoping by releasing the new images that someone will recognize one of the teens featured in that picture and ultimately will lead them to the 15-year-old they are looking for. we're live in greenwich village, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. 5:05. donald trump is backing away from waging a holy war against pope francis after the pope suggested trump is not being christian. >> the pope blasted trump's much-repeated campaign promise to build a wall along the u.s./mexican border. he says christians would think to build britches, not just shall -- build bridges, not
we're not sure how this will affect the primaries in south carolina. >> mallory? >> reporter: lori, ken, good morning. this really was quite the exchange as you heard bold words on both sides. the big question now, what impact if any, will this exchange have with voters? >> i don't like fighting with the pope. >> reporter: donald trump is softening his attack on the pope after he was critical of building a wall. >> a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be located, and not christian. >> reporter: trump erupted when he first heard the news but now he says he believes the pope's remarks were probably a little nicer than first reported. he then took a dig at the pope. >> he also talked about having a wall is not christian. he's got an awfully big wall at the vatican, i will tell you. >> reporter: people do come and go to the vatican. >> they will come and go
they will come and go legally. >> reporter: trump says he respects pope france it but after first hearing the remarks, he said it was disgraceful for a religious leader to question his christianity and said the pope had become a pawn of mexico. back out here now. 78% of adults in south carolina identify as christian. of that grouping, 10% identify as catholic. how will things go in south carolina? we will soon find out. mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." it is 5:07. a new poll shows bernie sanders has cut hillary clinton's national lead literally in half. 57% say they support the former secretary of state while 42% support the senator from vermont. her lead is down from her 25-
that lead has fallen apart after sanders' the nypd is taking steps where burglaries are on the rise in kips bay. there is an increased police presence along east 25th street as officers investigate the crash of break-ins. there were seven burglaries in that area in the first week of february. people living there are on alert. >> my roommate and i have been taking precautionary efforts like locking windows and being really careful even if we do leave for a little bit. >> i typically see a police car parked outside of this building. >> a police officer put up fliers in buildings being targeted by thieves warning residents to take the extra precautions. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. here's what's going open. we take a look at our cameras south.
narrows bridge all the way down south and look going here. it is a little chilly this morning. this is our camera in astoria. 24 degrees our temperature in the city but 14 to our norm and west. we've got clear skies, clouds and snow showers back to our west. we could have a spritz or sprinkle tonight. today will be sunny. it's chilly this morning. dress warmly by afternoon and we've got clouds at 37 or 39 degrees. we'll have a few clouds increasing later on tonight. at the good old bus stop, kids have school today. the huckleberries will be there. it will be 28 degrees to start your day on this friday. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. how's it going out there? she'll be at the bus stop. >> reporter: of course i'll be at the bus stop. where else would i be? they just cleared the construction on the 70s and now we have an accident heading to the maps there to see what's going on.
subway service is running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro-north, you are running on or close. 65th street transverse is now reopened. as you head here to the george washington bridge, the outbound upper level underneath the apartments, you have two lanes still out there. our street-cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. some people from new jersey may have felt a little shaking last night. details on a very minor earthquake next. >> fbi agents searched the southern california home of the brother of one of the san bernardino attackers.
there will be a wake today for monsignor thomas hartman, the long island priest who was known as half of the god squad. hartman teamed up for a quarter century of god squad appearances in print, on the radio, and also television including here on channel 7. in 2003, hartman announced he had parkinson's disease. he died tuesday night from what's related to the disease. it's 5:13. fbi agents searched the home of the brother of one of the san bernardino attackers. a neighbor says agents carried out arm loads of papers, manila envelopes from a home. neighbors say farook and his wife were ideal neighbors and pleasant people and searchers have gotten to be too much.
elaborate. a small earthquake has rattled homes in northern new jersey. the u.s. geological survey says a magnitude 1.1 quake rattled butler last night, and there are no reports of damage injuries. we're also told the 911 center did receive some phone calls. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> we've done some investigating. we find what it was caused by was heather was moving her barbecue. [ laughter ] >> i had to get it closer to the house. >> it's the weekend so she had to barbecue and set off the earthquake. [ laughter ] we have a good look down the jersey shore here from asbury park. it's going to be clear skies, beautiful blue skies but a little on the chilly side to start your day. humidity's dry.
we're starting out colder than normal. coming up at a quarter till 7:00, chilly sunshine today. the weekend outlook in the 50s, thus the barbecue at heather's house. the winter storm coming tuesday into wednesday. 19 at long branch. 16 toms river. al around sayerville. so the numbers are chilly this morning. got to have everything, coats, scarf, gloves. we have a light, northerly wind up the hudson river valley. brooklyn is at 7 for the real feel. white plains 16. we have a beautiful sunrise and here are these little bit of snow showers coming across from toronto to buffalo to right
ontario and beautiful riddley college. 16 at poughkeepsie. notice we get clouds, too. tonight, you can't rule out a drizzle or sprinkle. it's going to be pacific air from the west that will warm us up tomorrow. we start off for the day in the 40s. we get into the mid-50s, upper 50s by afternoon tomorrow. so sunny, cool, clouds increase with 39. 34 overnight tonight, a spritz, sprinkle, maybe a snow shower to the north because of the warm air coming that makes it tomorrow, your accuweather seven-day forecast, we're going to have gorgeous weather coming up for sunday. a mixture of sun and clouds, there might be a shower sunday night, but even monday we rebound the temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50. tuesday there's this coastal swiss that develops that's >> uh-oh.
>> getting on my last nerve. >> i've seen that. >> you can see the temperatures are really warm. we'll talk about that on facebook, in my facebook page in a minute. bill evans on facebook. >> a nuisance? >> well, it's just a slop-fest. >> that's it. heather. >> all right. we have our subway service running on or close to schedule, so that's great news if you take the subway. here is a look at the fdr drive. you can soo he this accident being -- you can see this accident being cleared away. it's on the fdr drive northbound right near 79th street. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, lori, over to you. this morning, scammers are working even harder this tax season to steal your money and your identity. a huge surge in fake e-mails that the irs says is putting
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>> a different era, right? wow, 5:21, and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> happy friday, everybody. here we go. we are looking at a chilly morning and clear skies down the jersey shore here looking nice as we look out the pier and just a quiet morning down the shore. great for a walk. dress warmly 13 in sussex, 17, 19 degrees here. we are going to be seeing temperatures at least starting out in the teens like at new work 19. the real feel, 10 here at new work. 18 la guardia. we'll be looking at temperatures that will be chilly today. taking the ferry from scatten island with a wind there out of the north at about 9 miles per hour. temperature getting in the mid- 30s by lunchtime today. that's how it looks over the next seven hours. the weekend is in the 50s next. it's weather then heather every seven minutes.
fdr drive. northbound side not having any delays. however, look at the southbound side. the fdr drive northbound at 79th street where that accident is in the process of being cleared away. again, you are going to experience southbound delays. mass transit is doing great. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. you do have to bundle up and move that car later. ken, lori, over to you. still ahead, the place that invites people to let out their anger and destroy all kinds of items however they'd like. what's behind this type of tantrum therapy? >> and as the weather continues change over the weekend and into next week, you can track
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good morning, it's friday, february 19th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill everybodiens with the forecast. >> this morning, we have a good looking morning outside, which we'll start out looking at the camera here right across the park looking really good. the temperatures are cold, however. 24 degrees will be our temperature to start the day. we're looking at temperatures that will be, you know, 25 murray hill, 24 in the teens to the north, 9 around monticello. do dress warmly. we'll find ourselves seeing the temperature warm up today. it will warm up to 35 by noontime. 40 probably this afternoon. it will be a chilly day. we're seeing the temperatures get into the 50s. heather, what's going on out there? >> sometimes you have to look very closely at what's going on when you are looking at a
southbound side of the fdr drive. you can see we have construction and look at the northbound side as you jam up here. we head to the maps and i want to show you this view of the fdr drive heading northbound. this is where the accident i've been talking about for facebook and the southbound side, that's where the construction is. so you have trouble on the fdr drive both directions with the northbound accident and southbound construction. subway service is running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, new jersey transit metro-north doing just fine. that construction cleared on the outbound side of the lower levels going outbound of the george washington bridge. our street cleaning rules are in effect. we just received new information in the last half hour of a slashing attack in greenwich village that left a bus boy with 120 stitches across his face. new images are from a group of teens that police want to talk to.
we just got that image, the new image from the nypd, and the teens are the individuals that the police would like to speak with in relation to what happened here at the silver spurs restaurant. it's believed these teenagers, one boy and two girls, were with the 15-year-old wanted for slashing 25-year-old bobby barbeau across the face. he was slashed across the face wednesday night after he asked a 15-year-old suspect to leave the restaurant after he was soliciting customers for money. >> i was afraid of what i was going to see. >> reporter: that was bobby's girlfriend talking about the moment she arrived at the hospital wednesday night. a deliveryman encountered the
houseton street, not -- on huston street, and he says the teens were asking for money to support the basketball team and says they kept on asking for money and when he said no, they became very aggressive. this all happened, he says, right before the slashing happened at the restaurant. so again, police now looking for those teenagers. live in greenwich village, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> as we've been telling you, police are searching for suspects in a total of three slashings or stabbings, all of which took place in less than 24 hours. the most recent attack was on the upper west side. a 33-year-old man stabbed in the back during a robbery in 88th and columbus. then in so he show, a man was slashed in a clothing store. both victims are expected to be okay. police are searching for the man who attacked and robbed an mta worker at a queens subway station.
year-old mta maintenance worker at the archer avenue station in jamaica on sunday demanding that the worker give him back his cell phone which the victim did not have. the suspect then punched him in the face, stole his two-way radio before he fled. today, family and friends will gather to say a final good- bye to a mother and two young daughters killed inside of a staten island hotel. police say cultler's ex-boy -- cutler's ex-boyfriend stabbed her and the children. michael sykes, the father of the youngest victim has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. happening today, justice antonin scalia's body will be lying in repose. president obama and first lady
at the corporate. a private funeral mass will take place tomorrow morning at the basilica in washington. vice president joe biden quickly dismissed speculation that he's interested in filling scalia's seat, saying that he has no desire to be a supreme court justice. last night, senator chuck schumer said it is the president's job to nominate a new nominee and it's the senate's job to hold hearings. he used the hashtag #do your job. happening today, health officials on long island will outline their latest response strategy to the zika virus. they are expected to reveal next week's testing dates at officials are particularly worried about people from latin america who travel to their native countries over the presidents day holiday.
the spread of zika from the ebola battle. the house appropriations committee says there's plenty of funding to cover the $1.8 billion president obama wants to fight zika. the white house says it will seek the flexibility to use the leftover funds. it is the biggest pay hike for any city employee in decades. mayor de blasio will sign the new law giving city council members a 32% raise. members' salaries will soar from $112,000 a year to more than $148,000. the mayor says the extra money comes with a package of reforms. members will now work full time for the counsel will a ban on most outside income. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill everybodiens and the accuweather forecast. >> that's right. we look perfect our camera here at times square and empire state building, all the way
over there sort of to the left of that is sandy hook, new jersey. looking really good here this morning with the visibilities in the skies that are clear and the temperatures are chilly. we're looking at 24 to start your day. it's going to be that kind of day where we start out with chilly numbers in the teens our north and west. we'll be looking at temperatures that rise through noontime. we have clear skies all the way back through the great lakes. the warm air on the satellite pictures there. that comes in tonight. today's kind of a chilly day, so dress warmly by afternoon, we'll get to 39 degrees and we'll be looking at nice days. so kiddos, you need the warm boots and coats, scarves, and hats. it's a normal day. normal high is at 32. we're in the 50s for the weekend. all right? we'll talk about that in your accuweather forecast coming up in a moment. heather, what's going on out there? >> this is construction on the fdr drival you head southbound
as you go northbound, you have a heavy delay as well. so we'll look at another camera here and we'll talk to you about what's going on. as you go northbound, that's where the accident is. northbound the accident is right near 79th street. then it looks like our subway service is running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, a helicopter tour goes horribly wrong and crashes into the water. it's all caught on camera. the quick actions to help the victim. >> and how about this. to release your anger and frustration after a long week, a woman who's turned
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a teenager is in critical condition. stop what you are doing and check this out. the private helicopter lost control and crashed into pearl harbor near hawaii. the five people aboard, including the family of four, did survive. a 15-year-old passenger does have critical injuries. after the crash, bystanders quickly scrambled into the water to help the passengers as the chopper sank. >> we're all certified. i used to surf a lot, so it's dive in and help. somebody said there's somebody still in the aircraft. so i dove through from the pilot's side in the backseat and saw him and saw the seat was twisted. >> wow. it is still not clear what caused that helicopter to okay. it's the end of the workweek and you may have a little up stress that you are ready to get out for the weekend.
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>> it could have long-term effects. >> absolutely. i'm loving this. [ laughter ] >> it's 5:43. >> i was looking at the computer model, and i'm telling you! [ laughter ] >> that felt good. >> here's what's going on this morning. we take a look across the east river all the way across to flushing. it is chilly, though. do dress warmly. we start out with 23 degrees, humidity's dry and pressure rising. look at that, 30.58, a really dense, strong, high pressure air mass and arctic air. normal high -- yesterday's high is 36, normal high is 42. the normal overnight low is 27. so we're going to be a little bit colder to star. here we go. sunny, chill for one more day.
keeping an eye tuesday into wednesday. for now, let's talk about like lori said, let's kumbaya the weekend. then we'll be off to the races with the temperature but this morning it feels like 8 to 18 from brooklyn to the park. 11 to monticello and chilly. there's snow showers with this warm air. there's this warm air. when you get warm air overrunning the colder air, you get snow showers and sprinkles. the futurecast computer model is showing snowflakes to the north here and the catskills later this evening and tonight with the clouds. there could be a little drizzle. it might be a snowflake around. as you see as we get to tomorrow morning, the temperatures in the low 40s and into it's going to be great weather for the weekend. clouds increase later on today. we're at 39.
a snow shower north, but then up. here is your accurather seven- day forecast. 54 and then we're looking at monday at 48. then tuesday night into wednesday, that's when we see the storm coming. i destroyed the computer model to be now. [ laughter ] >> you look better. >> in our next weathercast, we have a very special guest that will join us at 6:15 this morning for a big celebration. so you'll want to join us at 6:15. >> what's the big celebration? >> i can't tell you. >> my birthday was monday. >> the other big celebration. festival. >> can i have my computer model >> yes, please. >> oh!
cold spring harbor, long island maybe one train, two trains being delayed. new jersey transit, metro-north running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close. fdr drive north at 79th street, an accident southbound, construction blocks the right lane. this is a look into the northbound side. it actually looks like the southbound side is getting much better. so they may have already cleared that construction. let's keep our fingers crossed. as you go into the deegan, you have that accident being cleared away. going across the george washington bridge, you can see you are doing just fine as you come inbound. outbound side doing just fine, coming inbound at the tolls. the lincoln is also a minor delay. the holland tunnel is a minor delay as well. we had earlier construction on the new jersey turnpike. that construction has been cleared away. they actually had the truck lanes closed down once again from 6 all the way up to exit 14.
we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, over to you. >> some mill bill ya just has more horsepower. that's why $3.5 million from an asten martin from the movie "specter." christie's auction house won't reveal the buyer. the car can hit 180 miles per hour but it's not street legal. they were created without the certifications needed to be on the road. >> okay. >> that's a hot looking car. >> very much so. >> can you see lori stokes behind that wheel? >> it has to have the safety measures, though. it is pretty. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, a strange phenomenon caught on camera. what created this fire tornado? >> also ahead, this special valentine's surprise for a young cancer patient and the
it's 5:50. welcome back. caught on camera. check this out. fire need does. that's what they are called near missouri's largest city. this is a video taken yesterday from outside kansas city. the fires broke out after a lawn mower burst into flames. the grass fire burned about 2 1/2 square miles and was fueled by 40 mile-per-hour winds. crews worked well into the night to bring it under control. fortunately, nobody got hurt. many teens have dreams of growing up and becoming politicians.
have taken things a step too far. isaiah aikens is now facing felony charges all because of a speech he gave to a civics class in northern ohio. now, the speech wasn't the issue. the fact he pretended to be an aide to an ohio state senator is what got him arrested. >> this person showed up in advance early, days early, saying the senator had fallen ill and that he was there to take his place. >> aikens also apparently managed to get a car with a driver to take him to the school. [ laughter ] >> investigators say he got the car from a dealership that's owned by another member of ohio's state senate. >> oh, my. >> what's up with all of these young people? >> yeah, a doctor. wow. >> all right.
leukemia did not spend valentine's day alone. >> that's thanks to a med school student and a dozen friends. katie met med student mentu shaw days before valentine's day. watley is battling leukemia for the second time after relapsing in december. when shaw found out she didn't have a valentine, listen to what he did. he called in his fraternity brothers to make her valentine's day very special. >> the beanie boos that she likes, bring her hello kitty stuff and did our best katie perry rendition. not that great. >> it was so wonderful just to hear her be happy and sort of care free. >> aw. >> the good news is watley now recovering after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. there were no adult matches but her baby sister was a match. her mom says that's not the case for most of the other patients they know which is why it is so important, like we
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well now you'll feel the cold. 25 in the park. 23 newark. 25 around brooklyn and queens. real-feels are in the teens. dress warmly. sunshine on the way. 50s on the way to the weekend. weather and heather every seven minutes. how's it going out there? >> right now, we have this construction on the fdr drive. this is southbound as we go here to look at another camera. ic show you the fdr drive as you head to the northbound side. that earlier accident has been cleared away at 79th street as well. so the construction still remains. the long island railroad, cold spring harbor, there is a broken gate. our subways are also running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. heather, thank you. happening this morning, a discount goes into effect for uber riders traveling between manhattan and jfk. starting just minutes from now at 6:00 a.m., uber is offering
the rate applies to passengers who select the uber pool ride sharing option. $35 is significantly less than a yellow cab's flat rate of $52, which does not include tolls and tip. closing in on 6:00. just ahead this morning, three people cops want to talk to in connection to a vicious slashing attack. new images and undate on the victim's condition.
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attack on a restaurant worker in manhattan. police hope you can help track down the teens who may know the suspect. >> an emotional day in court for the family of a little girl killed by a hit and run driver. >> first it was new york's values. now christian values are the latest war of words for donald trump now involving the pump. good morning, i'm lore roy stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. it is friday, february 19. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans in the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> the show is flying by. here we go. we have a temperature of 25 degrees. 15 around poughkeepsie. 19 monmouth ocean county down to the shore areas all the way down to cape may. 22, 26 on long island. cold morning, dress warmly, but by afternoon, we get into the upper 30s.