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sunday eastern ti. developing at 4:30, and two new slashings in the city, but these are not random. subway. wait until you hear what led up to the violence. of course if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much an now we're winning, winning, winning the country. >> trump wins big in the nevada caucuses with rubio and cruz trailing far behind. we have new reaction from the frontrunner. and you're waking up to chilly rain right now. we're going to tell you when the heavy rain arrives on this accuweather alert day. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, february 24th,
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seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here he is, meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> well, this is going to be the scene all day long. it's going to be windy, it's going to be wet, we're going to have wet streets, intersections will have low water, ponding and flooding for roadways later on today and starting out chilly. 37 and a chilly rain, 47 around east hampton, montauk. 31 down the jersey shore. 31 poughkeepsie and 38 bridgeport. we've got a win that's out of the north and that's going to -- we've got a wind that's out atmosphere today. tomorrow. winds will be high. we still have this winter weather advisory. that will expire, dutchess, ulster, sullivan county, litchfield county, connecticut, that's because there was a overnight and ice. you see that to the north? we have the showers around today. you'll need your rain gear all day today. showers this morning. heavy toad-strangling rain later on today. look at how that temperature
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we'll talk more about that. you will need your rain gear all day long. heather is going to talk about some subways this morning and the status. >>reporter: yes. we have our subway status, the 4, 5 and 6 trains, service suspended between grand central and atlantic avenue that. is all because of fasttracks. so that should be clear away by 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, metro north, long island railroad running on or close to schedule. the cross bronx expressway heading westbound, sheridan getting into third avenue, you'll find two lanes closed. that is until 6:00 a.m. that ; of course, because of construction. and farther west as you head to the george washington bridge, outbound upper level underneath the apartments two lanes are closed down. coming inbound at the george washington bridge you have that lower level closed until 5:00 a.m. and construction at the lincoln and the holland. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you so much. it's 4:32. developing this morning, two new knife attacks on the city overnight, including one that happened on a subway train.
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over 50 cents. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live with new video. good morning to you, mallory. >>reporter: ken, good morning. we're learning more information about that attack this morning. we're told that the victim in that case was stabbed on the subway, got out, then walked five blocks here and actually checked himself into the emergency room. take a look at the scene from earlier. this is around 11:15 tonight. investigators say the 33-year- old man got into a fight with another man while riding the subway. police say the dispute started over 50 cents. the victim was slashed on the neck and then got out at myrtle avenue. he is now being treated for that puncture wound. the slashing in east williamsburg was one of two slashings overnight. investigators say at 10:30 in east new york a man and woman approached an 18-year-old on the street. the teen was slashed on the face. we're told this was not a robbery, the motive, though, still unclear. and slashings we've learned are up just over 20%. take a listen to what mayor de
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>> what has really gripped new york is could it be randomly something that happens to me? thank god the answer is it's very, very rare. and in the few cases it's happened, most of those folks have already been caught. >>reporter: and the two victims in these cases overnight are both expected to be okay. no arrests, though, have been made. live in east williamsburg, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news >> mallory, thank you. this is the teen who police say attacked a restaurant worker in a brutal slashing. police led 16-year-old dominic holington out of the precinct last night in greenwich village. he's charged with assaulting a restaurant worker. police say he slashed a bus worker with a box cutter at the silversberg diner last week. the victim needed more than 130 stitches to close a gash on his face. a babysit with a criminal record now faces a murder charge in the death of a staten island toddler. 31-year-old gloria fields
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police say 16-month-old anthony delgado was left in her cuff over the weekend. he went into cardiac arrest when he was returned to his family sunday an was later pronounced dead. neighbors say they are heartbroken for anthony's mother. >> it definitely hit everybody, an angel like that. she was a good mother, she was good to her son. it's just a shame that the babysit did what she did. >> fields is also charged with assault and sex abuse. she has nine prior arrests. time is 4:35. another notch in his belt for donald trump. he cleaned up in nevada, the caucuses there, stopping both marco rubio and ted cruz. trump can now claim victories in the west, in the south and in the northeast. analysts say that his opponents are running out of time to stop the trump juggerknot. hundreds of supporters cheered trump's victory speech in las vegas. >> we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly
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i love the poorly educated. [ cheers ] >> trump goes home with at least 12 delegates. no surrender, though, from either cruz or rubio. they have a handful of delegates. both spoke about their poor showings as victories. we're now less than a week away from super tuesday with primaries and caucuses in 11 states. 4:36. and the family of eric gardner has reached a settlement with a staten island hospital. the $1 million payout from richmond university medical center was disclosed in court records. garner died after being placed into an apparent police chokehold. court documents say paramedics with the hospital faild to provide necessary life-saving procedures. happening today, the connecticut supreme court is scheduled to hear arguments in michael skaco case as the kennedy cousin awaits a new trial. prosecutors will ask the court to reinstate his conviction, a 1975 murder of his neighbor, martha moxley. he was convicted in 2002 but
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judge granted him a new trial. 4:37. developing right now, a brutal night of weather down south, and some of it is headed our way. at least seven tornadoes hit southeast louisiana and southwest mississippi, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. there was a tornado in pensacola, florida too. first responders say three buildings at an apartment complex suffered massive damage with one building leveled there. were people trapped in gas leaks. thousands in the region are still without power this morning. 4:37. let's get the latest on what we can expect right here with meteorologist bill evans. >> well, we look outside, and we've got low visibilities, low clouds right at the tops of the buildings, actually right at the top of the brooklyn bridge and the south street seezport. you can't even see one world trade or down toward the battery here. we got some clouds, some drizzle and some fog. and we got some chilly temperatures too. you can see it's around 37 degrees. off and on during the day we'll have these showers. we'll have showers, you'll need your rain gear all day long, you need the rain coat, and then that tornadic activity ken was talking about is with here
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and west. that's very heavy rain that comes to us this evening and tonight with some good old gusty winds too as this low will cut up through the ohio valley, it'll bring all this rain to us through the evening and tonight, even some rumbles of thunder possible later on tonight and watch the temperatures just keep rising as we go into the evening. so tonight rumbles of thunder, flooding rains on streets and highways. we talk about that next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. i see a wet roadway in your future, heather. >>reporter: this is true. lots of wet roadways out there, and this one in particular is the fdr drive. you can see we have those cones set up and that is because of construction. let's head over to our maps, i'll tell you where it is. the fdr drive as you go onto the southbound side, 100s down to the 90s, 70s down to the 60s. that's where our construction s. we have the 4, 5 and 6 trains with track work, so service is suspended between grand central and lick avenue as a result. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all running on or close to schedule. good idea to utilize mass transit this morning so you
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extra headaches this afternoon. going onto the cross bronx westbound from the sheridan into third avenue, two lanes are closed down until 6:00 a.m. that, of course, is because of construction. then as you head further west and you go right over here underneath the apartments of the george washington bridge, you're going to find some more construction there. two lanes are closed down. that should be cleared away hopefully by 5:00 a.m. inbound lower level is closed until 5:00 a.m. that is also because of construction. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken an lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news and new at 4:31 and the biggest health product company in the country is forced to pay millions in a case that's linked to baby powder and ovarian cancer. parents behaving badly in the middle of several birthday parties for kids. new video of an all-out brawl at chuck e. cheese. and take a look at this, a train slams into a tractor- trailer.
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it's 4:froovment welcome back. look at this, stop what you're doing an take a look at your tv screen. new video now in a case of adults behaving very badly in connecticut. this melee breaking out at a chuck e. cheese near hartford. these 15 grownups started fighting while five children were having birthday parties. a 4-year-old ended up suffering a minor injury. police are still looking for the adults responsible for the nonsense. >> wow! caught on camera, a train slammed into a truck that rode right into its path. look at that, right there, that impact. minnesota police dash cam released footage of the crash from last month. video shows that truck pulling off after a routine police check and heading for the
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with the rail crossing lights flashing and the train's horn burglarying and the driver just kept going. no one was seriously hurt >> oh, man is that guy lucky. >> uh-huh. >> oh, factually, the trainman and the driver. that is amazing to see. it is 4:43. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> well, we can barely make out the george washington bridge on the new york side. this is the jersey side there at fort lee, and we've got low clouds, we got fog, we got low visibilities here. we're going to be looking at what's going to be a rainy morning. it's a chilly morning, gotta have all your gear. let's take a look from the beach. this is from asbury park looking south. we can barely make it down toward town here, now past the convention center. so we're looking at what's going to be a cloudy morning here too with rain. need all your rain gear. you definitely, you know, today need the rain coat because it's chilly this morning. temperatures are in the upper 30s. it's going to be that kien of day to start out. humidity is high, we got an east wind here, this is going to go southeast eventually later on today.
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we got a lot of wind coming this evening and tonight. so light rain and drizzle for this morning's commute. there's and west. heavier downpours develop midday. most of it's going to be developing as we go into tonight and overnight with some flooded streets and highways. milford in pike county, pennsylvania 32. some of these temperatures are cold up to the north, like monticello is just below freezing, 34 poughkeepsie. so there could be a little ice in here up to the north urks the winds continue to be -- the winds continue to be whipping on around, 10, 14, 15 miles per hour and building. that's why there's a wind advisory until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow and also there's this winter weather advisory up to the north here that will expire as the last of the little ice is kind of falling in here through sullivan and orange counties, you see it right there on the border and up towards ulster that will go. all day long you have these waves of rain coming up from the south. as you see to our south and west, that's going to get heavier as we go along because the heaviest bap of rain is
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that will spin up tonight and as the low goes by, we'll get a lot of wind. since midnight there's been.80 inch of rain as you see from the park down the jersey shore. about.30 has been the total so far. now, our futurecast shows this rain building during midday. watch as the showers are coming up here at 11:00, heavy downpours of rain and temperatures rising. you see it's 53 in toms river, 50 belmar, 44 in the park, 49 long island and the temperature keeps rising through the afternoon. look at the temperature tonight at 6:00, 57 toms river, 55 in the park. and so we'll see this temperature rising in these overnight hours and then this big batch of rain comes through tonight around 10:00 until midnight. that's when we're glg to have some rum -- we're going to have some rumbles of thunder. temperatures in the 50s. like a springtime front coming through. and then tomorrow into the low 50s and the temperature starts dropping for the day tomorrow. so that's when we'll start seeing colder air rushing back in here. periods of rain, becoming heavier today. temperatures will be rising
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we get down to 52 to 54 for tonight, very windy, flooding possible from heavy rain. the temperature rises overnight to about 56 to start the day tomorrow and then the temperature falls in the afternoon into tomorrow night. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast, it's windy and wet today. you see we got 56 tomorrow. later tomorrow night it's down to 34 and friday despite sunshine and a lot of it, it's blustery and colder. then we start to warm back up for the weekend. we'll be at 54 by the time we get to sunday. >> it's a bouncing ball. >> it is definitely up and down. you want to have your dweer to keep you warm and -- your gear to keep you warm and dry and then you gotta have your warm gear by the time we get to tomorrow night and starting into the weekend. it's up, down and all around >> thank you, bill. let's get a check, again, on your morning commute with heather. >>reporter: bill, you mentioned something about icing conditions, some of the areas may be a little bit icy. new jersey turnpike and garden state parkway, they do have some speed restrictions in place because of salting
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you'll see the speeds are down. you'll want to heed their advice there. 4, 5 and 6 trains track work, so you have service suspended between grand central and atlantic avenue. that is until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're running on or close to schedule. fdr drive you have construction here on the southbound side from the 100s down to the 90s, then the 70s down into the 60s. we can take a look at a webcam and show you that construction, where those cones are set up here, the right lane is blocked off a little bit of a delay. our street cleaning rules are ken, over to you 4:47. now an eyewitness news scleuvment you have to stop and watch this, folks. this is amazing. video of two port authority officers making a life-or-death decision when a man pulls out a gun at a train station in queens. the officers are confronted by a homeless man at the jfk air train station this. is in jamaica. it happened on monday. now, the man allegedly told the officers "i have something for you" before pulling out a weapon. well, both officers drew their guns and ordered the man to drop his.
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a successful outcome, but it could have ended very differently. >> it's not just a split-second decision, it's a nano-second decision. at any given moment a police officer can lose his or her life. but at the same time experience a lot of information that informs whether or not the officer pulls the trigger or not. >> well, the suspect reginald clark admitted that he is bipolar and was off his meds at the time. the weapon police recovered turned out to be nothing more than an air pistol. a browns teenager has tragically died in africa, but this morning her family is finding peace in knowing that she was trying to change the world. 15-year-old leniece moore, a student at thorough good marshall academy in harlem was part of a group rebuilding a school in tanzania. she drowned in a hotel pool last friday. her mother now treasuring a message laniece sent to her that day. >> last thing she said to me was so beautiful. before she passed away, she
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know that the trip changed her. she said, mommy, it's like there's so much other than new york. people in new york stress over materialistic things and it's so much -- and there's so much more to life. >> a classmate at the school laniece was helping rebuild has been dedicated -- has been dedicateed in her memory. her body is still in africa. >> wow! time is 4:49. johnson and johnson has been ored to pay $72 million in damages in a case linking its baby powder to cancer. a jury in st. louis, missouri found the pharmaceutical company likely in the death of jacquelin fox. see, fox died of ovarian cancer last year at the age of 62. she used johnson&johnson's baby powder and other talc-based products for years. the family said the lawsuit was not about the money. >> her whole fight was for -- was not just for her, but so many other women. >> the jury rightly exposed the
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has made known the fact that talcum powder does in fact cause ovarian cancer. >> johnson and johnson faces hundreds of similar lawsuits. the company does plan to appeal the verdict. it is 4:50 and a 7-year- old boy is being called a miracle after surviving 40 days with an artificial heart. capona kapana caught a rare flu strain that severely damaged his heart. he had been awaiting a transplant. he was put on a ventricular assist device at a hospital in san diego. while on the machine he suffered a heart attack and a stroke. his parents say the complications were so bad they said good-bye to their son several times. >> when he arrested we said good-bye to him, maybe four or five times. you look at him today, he's a miracle. >> we look at him and we can see so much hope. >> well, those good-byes are now behind them as capona recently received a new heart and he's now on his way to a full recovery
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all right. it's 4:51. and up next a dramatic rescue after workers get trapped high up the side of a skyscraper. also spring break will be here before you know it. so before you spend any money, we have some ways you can save a lot of cash. plus a teacher accused of throwing a young student across
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it's 4:54. and spring is right around the corner and if you want to get out of town but you don't want to spend a lot of cash, we have some ways that you can travel on the cheap. you can join an airline rewards program. some travelers buy inexpensive long-haul flights to collect enough miles for a higher status, earning things like free checked bags and upgrades, or you can also sign up for a travel credit card that gives you extra miles if you spend a certain amount over the first few months. here's how some people have gained that. let's say you don't have any big purchases, they go out and buy prepaid debit cards, they pay a $5 per card fee, they get three $1,000 cards to use on other purchases which goes on the sapphire card which qualifies them and gives them $400 in cash equivalentence or $500 in air credits right out of the gate. >> check your interest rates also. >> uh-huh.
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at freelance travel writing. that's interesting. it doesn't pay much, but you can leverage the publicity power for free flights and hotel stays. >> yeah. you hit it on the head, make sure you pay off the card. >> that's because i've been there. >> yeah. lori knows. lori knows. it is 4:55 and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. it's an accuweather alert day. bill evans will tell you all about it. >> we've got showers that are working their way up from southwest jersey, around trenton, through the philly area, right here through sussex county. you see in some spots the little pink shades. that's areas where we're seeing, you know, a little bit of ice, a little bit of freezing rain here along 84 here and up the thruway. so that's something to keep in mind here. the bigger rain, the heavier rain is coming later today from the southwest. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. what's going on, heather? >>reporter: well, a couple of minutes ago, literally a couple of minutes ago there was a truck sitting right here with its flashers on. it looks like they've cleared that construction on the fdr drive, it was the wunlds down to the 90s this.
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70s down into the 60s. that's some good news for us. then we can take a look at our map and tell you 4, 5 and 6 over to you >> heather, thank you. two workers waking up safe after a scary night high above the streets of manhattan. get this, they were stranded on their scaffolding. it happened yesterday at a high rise in midtown. the scaffold malfunctioned as the workers were preparing to replace panes of glass on the 62nd floor, it makes me scared just to think about it. during a delicate hourlong rescue, new york firefighter hads to cut a hole in the window, that's how they pulled the men inside. connecticut man using a stark image of racism to deliver a black history lesson to high school students >> a ku klux klan robe is among the artifacts used by jeffrey fletcher this week as he addressed began academy outside norwitch. now, some parents objected to the images saying the discussion should be a celebration. fletcher who is black and a
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is about teaching. >> we cannot forget because in order to understand the future and to move forward we have to understand our past. >> well, fletcher's collection also includes a tuskegee airman uniform and images from the civil rights movement. he estimates he spent more than $10,000 gathering all the items >> wow! what a collection. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, two new knife attacks overnight in brooklyn. what led to the latest attack on bother an m train. plus new details overnight on the mother of a 2-year-old girl found dead in a fire in brooklyn. what police say the mother was doing while the apartment was burning ahead in a live report. also it's an accuweather alert day with chilly rain making your commute very slippery. meteorologist bill evans has your exclusive accuweather forecast when we come back at
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developing at 5:00 a.m., and the search is on for a man who got into a violent argument on a brooklyn subway train, slashing a victim over 50 cents. and we've learned new information about the mother now facing charges after her daughter was found dead in a brooklyn fire. and it's an accuweather alert day with chilly rain this morning and also a big storm heading our way for the afternoon commute. this is a live look now at the accutrack radar. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today is wednesday, february 24th, and all the rain this morning definitely making for some travel troubles this. is how eastbound route 3 looked in clifton from my dash cam at
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lots of responding caused cars to cluster together. you will definitely need some extra travel time >> wow! nice work, ken. >> i try. 5:01. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> don't you have one or both eyes closed while you're doing that driving? >> i usually put my feet up on the dashboard >> talent. here's what's going on, we take a look at the intersection of west 66th street, columbus avenue. it is wet. you see the ponding right there on the street corners? got to have the right footwear, the rain coat, the umbrella. 35 arm carmel, 35 kingston and poughkeepsie. chilly numbers here and we have low visibilities and we've got conditions where we've got a lot of wind between today, tonight and tomorrow. winter weather advisory to the north. that will expire, but there's still a little bit of some ice to the north falling and a little bit of some sleet like mixed in with the rain. a cold, chilly rain here, very heavy rain and there's going to be some thunder and lightning coming in tonight with that big batch of rain to our south and west. so a rainy day and the temperature, as you see, will
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afternoon, into the mid-50s. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather has got some issues out there too this morning. >>reporter: yes, we do. now, this is the cross island parkway by bayside marina. you can see the cross island is just fine as you go through this spot. but farther north on the cross island parkway right near the l.i.e. we have an accident reported. let's go over to our maps. airport delays already. so we have arrival delays up to 90 minutes at laguardia. so if you're heading to the airport to pick somebody up, you want to get in touch with their individual carrier. contact your carrier if you're going to jfk or newark airport as well. it really wouldn't hurt. if you are going onto the new jersey turnpike or the garden state parkway, our speeds are down. they're doing some salting operations. it's not the entire length, but you will see those speed limits posted. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. 4, 5 and 6 trains, they're back on schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 5:02. now to a developing story, an argument on a brooklyn subway ending violently as a man is stabbed in the neck. it happened late last night on
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dispute over 50 accused of attacking a 12-year- old boy at a ski resort in northern new jersey is due in court. 44-year-old samuel krutters was skiing with his child at mountain creek when the 12-year- old bumped into them and fell. police say carruthers then punched the boy in the mouth and hit him with a ski pole. carruthers is charged with assault and child endangerment. a teacher accused of throwing a 7-year-old across a hallway is charged with assault. osmond koouey was initially suspended from p.s.194 in harlem. he was take neen custody yesterday after the child's mother called for an arrest. kooey has also worked for p.s.194 since 1993 and has a
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the department of education is set to fire him an released a statement saying his behavior is deeply troubling, and we are seeking to terminate his teacher's employment. he has been removed from the classroom and reassigned away from students. time now is 5:06. and this morning billionaire donald trump is waking up a winner and one step closer to the gop nomination for president. trump got a big victory in the nevada caucuses, but it's a tight race for second place between ted cruz and marco rubio. now, it comes on the same night that the democratic contenders hit the stage for a town hall in south carolina. abc's kenneth moton joins us from washington with new reaction from the gop frontrunner. good morning to you, kenneth. >>reporter: good morning to you, ken. for the third time in a row donald trump has shown why he is the gop frontrunner. in nevada he dominated, winning across the board and getting big support from evangelicals and even hispanics. this morning donald trump on a
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decisive victory, this time nevada. >> we love nevada. we love nevada! >>reporter: love for trump, but that anger in washington and a strong desire for an outsider gave the gop frontrunner an easy victory over his rivals. >> of course if you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country. [ cheers ] >>reporter: it's a fight for second between republican establishment favorite marco rubio and iowa caucus winner ted cruz. >> the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. [ cheers ] >>reporter: ben carson and john kasich were at the bottom of the pack. they vow to march on to super tuesday. the democrats are also focused on tuesday, but first south carolina. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else? >>reporter: hillary clinton fire up during a cnn town hall after a federal judge ruled the former secretary of state's top ais should testify over her use of private e-mail. but ahead of the democratic primary in the palmetto state,
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americans who make up half of the electorate. >> we must sustain and strengthen the historically black colleges and universities. >> racism, along with economic issues, educational issues and all the rest have to be addressed. >> clinton has campaign events in south carolina today, sanders is in missouri and oklahoma. tonight the republicans are taking part in a voter summit, hosted by trump's fox news nemesis megyn kelly. trump declined the invite, citing a scheduling conflict. reporting live here in washington this morning, kenneth moton, channel 7 eyewitness news >> kenneth, thank you so much. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, here we go. it's going to be a rainy day. we've got these clouds, you see we can kind of see across the hudson river here from our vantage point which is at heather's house, the new jersey side of the george washington bridge. she live there is in the top of that right there. >>reporter: i do. >> you have a poor visibility at your house right now. >>reporter: but it's okay. sometimes it's okay not to have
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>> i don't want to see. 37 in greens right now, a chilly morning. some of these wind chills are in the low 30s. we're going to show that in a moment. but it's a chilly, windy morning with some low visibilities, rain off and on and showers, and you see to the north a little bit of pink shades, a little bit of ice up there, and then down to our south and west the heavy rain that pours in here tonight. every seven minutes. i was showing wet roads, she's got wet roads. >>reporter: yes. this is an extremely wet road with a lot of headlights. you see all these headlights that are coming down. this is the whitestone bridge. this is an accident that is being cleared away so we'll head over to our maps, we'll tell you what's going on. it's the whitestone bridge, it's actually northbound cross island before you get there accident. so that delay is coming into queens. you have the left lane closed down as a result of that accident. laguardia 90-minute arrival delays. so if you're going to the airport to pick somebody up or if you're going to the airport to catch a flight, not a bad idea to get in touch with your individual carrier. we could start having departure delays as well.
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so just contact your carrier. and then we have new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. subways are doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you >> all right, heather, tuvment still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new details released on the health of late supreme court justice antonin scalia. what his doctors say led to his death and why he says an autopsy was not necessary. plus a new consumer alert making headlines this morning. snickers bars are among several
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5:12, welcome back. the doctor for supreme court justice antonin scalia released new information on the justice's health in an effort to answer questions about what
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his doctors say scalia suffered from core nair artery disease, obesity, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and diabetes among other ailments that likely contributed to his sudden death february 13th in texas. he says there was nothing suspicious about the 79-year- old's death and his long list of ailments made an autopsy unnecessary. 5:13. a not-so-sweet warning this morning from canny makers -- candy maker mars. it's recalling chocolate bars and other candy items in 55 countries in europe and elsewhere. the recall affects mars, milky way, snickers and other products. the company found plastic in one of its bars and the plastic, of course, could be a choking hazard. usa candy lovers are not affected unless they have some duty-free chocolate. the problem is with candy products made by mars netterland. >> so the good old american stuff is fine >> so eat your chocolate >> eat american chocolate, that's t. 5:14. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, here's the wet streets
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some of these intersections have some ponding. you know, you gotta have all your gear today, the right footwear and all that kind of thing. here's a look from some of our cameras around. as a matter of fact, here's our roof camera. we don't have a whole lot of great visibilities here because this is our roof camera looking north here at broadway and columbus avenue. it's because the clouds are very low and we're looking at what's going to be -- you know, some of these visibilities not really good at all. as a matter of fact, that's probably one of our best camera visibilities. that's astoria looking south here this morning. everybody else pretty much the low clouds and the rain just kind of covered up everything this morning. here's the current temperature, 37 degrees. and we got a high humidity, of course, with it raining right now, we got a northeast wind. see our camera bouncing around here? the pressure falling. yesterday's high was 40, a little bit below normal for this time of the year which is 44. .40 inch of rain so far out of this since the rain began yesterday. and, well, sunrise and sunset, we're not going to see much of that at all today. 41 in smithtown, 42 at west hampton, 41 east hampton. you factor in a little bit of this wind coming in here out of
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out of the southeast, it does feel a little bit colder, ealgt around teterboro, -- 8 around teterboro, 16 around white plains, 15 around bridgeport. so some of these numbers are chilly. 29 around laguardia urks 28 around the park up to the north. 30 around poughkeepsie and monticello. dress warmly. some of these visibilities are low too. heather was talking the airport delays and part of that is the rain and a part of that is also what's going on around the rest of the country with this big storm system that is affecting 2/3 of the country really. so we have this wind advisory until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow, the winter weather advisory will expire at but there's still some icy conditions up here in these higher elevations of 500 to 800 feet. you can see the pink shades there in sussex. a little bit of ice mixed in with this rain. the heavier rain down to our south is coming up, so you see this is affecting airports everywhere, really from chicago to detroit and then eventually cincinnati, ohio, indianapolis to memphis, throughout kentucky and down to atlanta. so this is kien of really slowing things down here.
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rainfall so far.40 in the park,.30 around newark. 3/4 inch in belmar. well, as we go through the morning are we still have these light showers, temperatures warm into the 40s. as you see by lunchtime, heavy off and on rain here. the rain very heavy tonight, temperatures warming to the mid- 50s. overnight tonight big band of rain. look at the red shades. that can be thunder an lightning as that passes through, and that means there could be flooding rains tonight from 10:00 a.m. to about 3:00 a.m., and then the temperature by tomorrow morning is in the mid-50s. so another batch of rain here could create maybe two inches of rain to an inch and a half to two inches of rain in spots, so be aware of that. flooding issues for tonight. temperatures rising throughout the day. we're looking at 54. then tonight we're going to see, you know, 52, flooding possible, very heavy rain, rumbles of thunder, and then tomorrow we get to 56 really quick, and then the temperature drops like a rock tomorrow night. here we go. look at tomorrow's night low, 34.
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and cold, the temperature 38. and then saturday 42. we warm back up to 52 by monday. look at -- you know, 52 sunday, 55 monday. >> nice. >> very nice, yes. >> but it's up and down and flooding is going to be an issue this evening and tonight. i was on the street yesterday which i love to be on the street in the city and hear people talking about the weather. so this couple is walking by and he's complaining the temperature has gone up, gone down, it's raining and they're walking by and i'm walking by and i got my dog and, you know, sandy an i are walking. she goes, yeah, it's up and down, it's raining, it's cold, but it's his fault! [ laughter ] >> and they kept walking right by. >> and you said nothing? >> sandy looked at me like they're right. >> dad, that's you. >> i laughed so hard. i think that's great >> only in new york. >>reporter: if you're heading out to pick somebody up at the airport, don't leave just yet.
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their individual carrier. 90-minute arrival delays at laguardia. jfk, newark, contact your carrier. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. we have an accident cross island north at bell boulevard, left lane closed down. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you >> thank you, heather. it's 5:18. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, getting around just got a lot more difficult. why officials are banning uber and lyft drivers at newark airport. and a little girl who just couldn't wait to enter the world the
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it's 5:gone. welcome back. the on-again,-off again ticket to tow uber driver the at newark liberty airport is back on. the city in now penalizing any uber or lyft drivers who try to pick up passengers at the facility. newark requires all commercial vehicles operating at the airport to have appropriate licenses. the city also plans to ban uber and lyft at newark's penn station. it is 5:21. and a woman riding amtrak to new york on saturday got on the train with one ticket, got off the train with one new baby. >> ut-oh. >> her name is trinity kristina stokes. no relation, julian. she was born on board after her mother went into labor and then went looking for help. she found a -- she found a cafe
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earbuts in, heads down, all staring into electronic devices. well, the mom-to-be grabbed the one woman reading a book. that good samaritan saw her through the birth and that's when the rest of the passengers started chanting "it's a girl, it's a girl." >> that's so sweet. look how beautiful that baby is. >> oh, my gosh >> that's a beautiful baby. pretty mommy too. that's great. thank goodness everything turned outify r fine. 5:22. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's bleches on an accuweather alert day. >> that's right because we still have some rain around up through the thruway and 84, we have some issues of where there's some freezing rain. big heavy rain will be coming to us later today and tonight, rumbles of thunder and flooding possible. next seven hours temperature is rising, but still off and on rain, you need your rain gear. it's dhl this morning, but by the afternoon we're into the mid-40s and mid-50s by tonight. heavy rain, flooding possible tonight. we'll talk about that an then some bitter cold for friday all in your accuweather seven-day
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down, all that kind of stuff. >>reporter: yeah. all right. sounds like a fun little dance. >> yeah. >>reporter: cross island parkway northbound side of bell boulevard an accident, left lane closed off as a result. we'll head over to new jersey, routes 1 and 9 southbound right near wilson avenue, that's an accident in newark. so if you can, hop on over to those local lanes because the accident is in the express lanes. 90-minute arrival delays at laguardia. check with your carrier if you're going to jfk or newark airport. subway service is running on or close to schedule, so no major issues issues there. we can take a quick look at a webcam, it's a wet webcam and here you have that delay coming across the whitestone bridge to queens. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the new lego man just unveiled at the new york toy fair reflecting the change in -- changing culture of american households. remember, you can track today's rain on the go with our free accuweathertrack weather
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on the money this morning and asian stocks slid overnight >> japan's nikkei is in the
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dropped more than 1%. on wall street the dow scwroabs starts the day 1 -- jones starts the day 1% down, naz nasdaq and s&p 500 500 also begin more than 1% lower, right now futures point to a lower open. sorry, home buyers and congratulations home sellers. home prices are continuing their upward climb >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson have this morning's business headlines. >>reporter: hey there. good morning, topping "america's money." good news about housing >> home prices were up nearly 5 1/2% in december. that's the fastest pace in a year and a half. >> experts say that prices still have room to rise because supply is so low. >> audi tops the new consumer report's annual rankings of the best new cars followed by subaru, lexus, porsche and bmw. >> the top-ranking domestic brand is buick at number seven. consumer reports considered performance and reliability while compiling its annual list. and finally some notable new figures in lego's new city set. >> take a look. you see mom in the left?
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dressed for the office. a bearded dad is the one pushing a stroller and on the right a boy in a wheelchair. lego calls them an attempt to stay in tune with the world around us. well done. >> as they've always done. and that's "america's money." >> have a great day. happening today, the new york state supreme court will hear arguments in opposition of a new rule requiring salt warnings on some new york city the national restaurant association filed a challenge to the citywide mandate. starting march 1st, restaurant with 15 or more locations have to warn consumers about menu items that contain more sodium than the recommended daily limit. 5:28. coming up in our next half hour, we're live in brooklyn where the search is on for the attacker who stabbed a man on the subway. wait until you hear what sparked the violence. and it is an accuweather alert day. rain gear. meteorologist bill evans timing
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in the exclusive accuweather developing overnight, the search is on this morning for the man who stabbed a commuter on board an m train in brooklyn. we're live with details on what sparked the attack. and an eyewitness news exclusive. see the moments when two port authority officers make a split- second life-or-death decision when a suspect pulls a gun on them. and it's an accuweather alert day. we have rain right now with a bigger storm set to arrive this evening. good morning, i'm ken rosato >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's wednesday, february 24th. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> rain, drizzle, low visibilities. we've got cloudy skies and you got to have all your rain gear, boots, rain coat, umbrella, everything, and it's chilly. 37 degrees right now, the wind chill outside 30, light rain, northeast wind at 14. 35 poughkeepsie, carmel. 34 bridgeport, 31 long island, 43 down the shore.
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wind advisory for gusty winds of 35 miles an hour later on winter weather advisory to the north for some of this ice that's still mixed in with some rain to the north. you see it here on the radar. scattered showers today, very heavy, drenching toad- strangling rain for this evening. this evening and tonight. so be ready for that, off and on rain today. look at the temperature rising all day long, maybe even a rumble of thunder tonight. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather, i say i'm going to take mass transit today. >>reporter: that is a great idea. use mass transit this morning so you can lay around this afternoon, you don't have to deal with all those extra headaches. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're all running on or close, so a great idea. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. we do have some arrival delays reported at laguardia airport. if you're going to the airport to pick somebody up, you want to get in touch with their individual carrier. not a bad idea to contact your carrier if you're going to jfk or newark airport. as you head onto the cross island parkway north at bell boulevard we have an accident,
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you can see that delay as you come up into that spot. and then over here on routes 1 and 9 going south, right near wilson avenue in newark, we do have an accident there. the accident itself is in the express lanes, so keep that one in mind, if you can. and then as we head over here onto the fdr drive going southbound, 70s down into the 60s, that earlier construction cleared. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. at 5:32, developing this morning, two new knife attacks in the city, including one on a subway train. >> both attacks happened less than an hour apart in two brooklyn neighbors. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live now in east williamsburg with details on what sparked the subway attack. mallory. >>reporter: lori, ken, good morning. we're now learning that a dispute over 50 cents on the subway is what investigators say sparked that attack. a man was slashed on the neck, got out at the nearest subway stop and then actually walked five blocks to arrive here
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take a look at this video from the scene. this was at 11:15 last night in east williamsburg. this is where investigators say the 33-year-old man got into a fight with another man while riding the subway. the victim was slashed on the neck and then got out at myrtle avenue. he's now being treated for a puncture wound. the slashing in east williamsburg was one of two slashings late last night. investigators say at 10:30 in east new york a man and woman approached an 18-year-old on the street. the teen was slashed on the face. we're told this was not a robbery, the motive still unclear. slashings and stabbings in the city are up just over 20% from this time last year. mayor de blasio says it's important to remember 1% of these situations are random. >> what has really gripped new yorkers is could it be randomly something that happens to me? thank god the answer is it's very, very rare, and in the few cases it's happened, most of those folks have already been caught. >>reporter: both of these victims recovering this
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at this time, though, no arrests have been made. live in east williamsburg, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news >> thanks, mallory. 5:34. on long island a babysit with a criminal record now facing a murder charge in death of a toddler. 31-year-old gloria feels remains in custody this morning. police say 16-month-old anthony delgado was left in her custody over the weekend. he went into cardiac arrest when he was returned to his family sunday and was later pronounced dead. neighbors say they are heartbroken for anthony's family. >> it definitely hit everybody, especially an angel like that, you know? she was a good mother, she was good to her son. it's just a shame that the babysit did what she did. >> fields is also charged with assault and sex abuse. she has nine prior arrests. 5:34. new this morning and police want your help catching a suspect with a knife attacker who has been on the loose for a few weeks. take a look at the video.
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argument with another man inside a bronx bodega and then slashed him in the face. it happened on east 170th street in clermont. the victim is expected to be okay. 5:35. such a touching story now. funeral plans in the works for a bronx teen who tragically died while serving others in africa. 15-year-old laniece moore was a student at thoroughgood marshall academy in harlem. she was part of a group helping to rebuild a school in tanz fleia. laniece drown in a hotel pool last friday. her mom says she's now treasuring a message laniece sent to her that day. >> last thing she said to me was so beautiful. before she passed away, she sent me something to let me know that the trip changed her. she said, mommy, like there's so much other than new york. people in new york material irving things and there's so much more to life >> a classroom at the school laniece was helping rebuild has now been dedicated in her memory. her body remains in africa for
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it's 5:35. and the family of eric garner has reached a settlement with a staten island hospital. the $1 million payout from richmond university medical center was disclosed in court records. garner died after being placeed in an apparent chokehold. court documents say paramedics with the hospital failed to provide necessary life-saving procedures. happening today, the connecticut supreme court is scheduled to hear arguments in the michael scacal case as a kennedy cousin awaits a new trial. prosecutors will ask the court to reinstate scabbingal's 76 in the murder of martha moxley. he was freed three years ago after a judge granted him a new trial. it's 5:36. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. hereby's meteorologist bill evans -- here's meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast >> we're going to take a look outside and we're going to show you we just got some low visibilities. this 0 our camera -- this is
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of the george washington bridge. we've got some low clouds, we got wind, rain, some windses here, 8, 12, 15 miles per hour . here's our camera in astoria, the rfk triborough bridge, looking down the east river, not good visibility there either. temperature is 37, light rain with that northeast wind at 14. feels like 30 to the upper tweangts in a lot of spots. you see we got off and on rain, a little ice extending up here towards the catskills, up here towards the thruway. heavier rain back to our south and west. that comes in this evening and tonight with gusty winds, frequent lightning possible, rumbles of thunder this evening, like a springtime front coming through. we're at 42 by 9:00, 47 to 50 by the time we get to lunchtime. so you see the temperature rises into the 50s, rain gets heavier this evening and tonight with some rumbles of thunder this evening. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. i see you have a couple of wet roads too. >>reporter: yes. and this is the tappen zee bridge behind me which is moving okay. they do have the speeds reduced because of the rain. so you definitely want to keep your speeds down but stay safe
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let's go over to our maps. we'll talk to you about new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're all doing just fine. and it's a great idea to utilize them this morning so you don't have to deal with all the headaches later this afternoon. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. laguardia 90-minute arrival delays. so if you are going to pick somebody up, get in touch with their individual carrier. you want to contact your carrier if you're going to jfk or to newark airport. on the cross island parkway heading north at bell boulevard we still have this accident, the left lane is shut down as a result. so that will affect your ride as you go up to the throgs neck bridge and the whitestone bridge. routes 1 and 9 going south right near wilson avenue in newark, we have that accident also being cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. 5:38. still ahead the huge settlement just awarded to the family of a woman who says baby powder caused her cancer. and an eyewitness news exclusive, a split-second decision by port authority officers caught on camera in queens to shoot or not to shoot.
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and the new video coming into our newsroom showing the major damage left behind after a series of deadly storms in the south. it is the same system coming
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5:41. welcome back. johnson and johnson has been ordered to pay $72 million in damages in a case linking its baby powder to cancer. a jury in st. louis, missouri found the pharmaceutical company likely in the death of jacquelin fox. before she died last year, fox claims she developed ovarian cancer from years of using johnson and johnson's baby powder and other talc-based products. she died last october at the age of 62. johnson and johnson plans to appeal the verdict. well, now on to an eyewitness news exclusive, and video of two port authority officers making a life-or-death
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gun on a train station in queens. the officers are confronted by a homeless man at the scwrrveg air train station in jamaica on monday -- at the jamaica air train station in jamaica on monday. he says i have something for you before pulling out a weapon. both officers drew their guns and ordered the man to his. this encounter had a successful outcome, but could have ended differently. >> it's not just a split-second decision, it's a nano-second decision. any given moment a police officer can lose his or her life, but at the same time experience a lot of information that informs whether or not the officer pulls the trigger or not. >> the suspect reginald clark admitted he was bipolar and off his medication. and the weapons that police recovered turned out to be an air pistol. some of the extreme portions of our region experiencing some worse weather than the inner city area, so now there's some delays with some school districts, so you should check abc7ny, our website or even our crawl.
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in the meantime -- >> let's check in with bill >> here's what's happening this morning. we have cloudy skies and rain. the crossroads of america, times square, good morning, america, right there. you see we have this hazy look with the clouds and the rain this morning. well, we do have this same look from asbury park being look south -- looking south down to the beach here. normally we could make out the pier and the navigational buoys but that's not the case when you got high humidity and you got this wind east at 14, gusting to 29 just pouring in moisture here, clouds, low clouds, fog, high temperature yesterday was 40, normal is 44. we're going to be below that for a time this morning, but we're going to just see the temperature rising well above that as we go into the day and tonight. light rain this morning and drizzle. it's very icy in some spots north and west. frequent downpours of rain throughout the day and it gets heavy tonight. street and highway flooding, strong winds. 43 at long branch, toms river 42. 32 sayreville. you go north it's 32 in monticello and that's where there could be a trouble spot.
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northeast, whipping around to the east/southeast. you see it's coming right in from the east to the jersey shore. this is going to create this wind and rain issue that's just going to reduce visibilities. the wind is making it chilly. 34 in brooklyn the real feel, 32 monticello, 36 belmar. and you see some of these visibilities are reduced with the cloud cover and the rain. two, 2 1/2-mile visibilities around the airport. so that's going to kind of slow things down. today we'll be seeing a wind advisory for tonight and tomorrow to 4:00 a.m. tomorrow with gusty winds out of the southeast and the southwest up to 35 miles an hour. winter weather advisory to the north here that will expire at 9:00, but that's because we still have some icing conditions up here along 84, up in here, ulster, dutchess county, right here along the thruway, down into northern jersey, north of i-80 here in sussex county. and then this big old batch of rain here to the south with this low, that's going to be coming up through the ohio valley and the great lakes. sam champion is going to talk about this because that created tornadoes last night down south. we get the heavy rain out of it this evening and tonight.
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inch down the jersey shore. a couple of 10ths here, kind of building across connecticut, more rain today. more rain this afternoon. you see it builds in this afternoon with some heavy downpours at lunchtime. temperature rising into the 50s. you see we're at 55 by 7:00, 57 down the shore. heavy rain, gusty winds with this front pushing through. and look at that, the red areas there could be thunder urks lightning, gusty -- thunder urks lightning, gusty damaging winds, that's overnight tonight, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. then you see the temperature starts dropping tomorrow afternoon. so in addition another addition of about an inch to two inches kind of common. some spots two inches of rain. that soaking rain and wind will pond water, create some very big issues for flooding this evening and tonight. after school it's windy and wet, kids. gotta have your rain gear this morning and again this evening. periods of rain, temperatures rising, very heavy rain tonight, flooding is possible, 55. tomorrow we start out the day right around 56. it's windy and mild, a passing
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just dropping all day tomorrow, down to a low of 34. then friday is a cold day. we're looking at about 38 degrees as the high, but with the wind on friday it's going to feel like the 20s. some rather gnarley weather for today into friday. the weekend looks good. >> thank you, bill. straight to heather with the commute. >>reporter: let's take a look at a webcam and show you how things look here. this is the cross island parkway. you can see that delay getting up into bayside marina. this delay will continue up to almost by the throgs neck bridge. we'll head over to our maps, we'll tell you where the accident is on the cross island parkway. it's northbound, it's right near bell boulevard, left lane is closed down as you head up there. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing okay. subway service is running on or close to schedule. if you are going onto the garden state parkway northbound local lanes right near exit 114, that is another accident that is being cleared away. routes 1 and 9 heading south in newark right near wilson avenue, another collision. this accident is in the express
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lanes if you can. airport times, laguardia 90 minutes on arrivals, contact jfk. and newark airport. head westbound, sheridan getting into third avenue, two lanes are closed down until 6:00, and that is with construction. effect. >> okay, heather, thank you. it's 5:47. and the bad weather headed our way caused major damage in the southeast during overnight -- during the overnight, killing and injuring dozens of people. one driver caught a picture of a twister raking the road in front of him near baton rouge. in st. james parish, a tornado tore apart a mobile home park. two people were killed, 31 got hurt. seven of them are now in critical condition. one person was killed by a twister in mississippi and the governors in both mississippi and louisiana have declared states of emergency. a twister also roared in on pensacola, florida, hitting a condo complex, causing massive damage and practically leveling a big. police are still searching for missing people. thousands of homes in the area still without power this
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and happening today, the numbers are rising again in powerball. it's not a billion dollars, but $236 million would be a nice way to end the month. that's the amount up for grabs tonight. the lump sum value is a shade over $156 million. you can see the winning numbers right here on channel 7 during eyewitness news at 11:00. >> i could make due on $156 million. >> i think so. >> that's not bad. 5:48. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a story getting a lot of attention across new york state. hear from one group on long island opposed to a plan in ithaca to allow supervised heroin injections without fear of arrest. also ahead, a young boxer with big dreams. we'll introduce you to the talented 9-year-old new jersey girl as she explains how boxing
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it's 5:51. welcome back. lawmakers and health officials on long island part of a larger group opposing an upstate new york mayor's proposal to allow heroin users to shoot up under medical supervision. the proposal by the mayor of ithaca would allow addicts to shoot up under the watchful eye of a nurse without being arrested. it's just one of several changes in drug policy the mayor is expected to formally unveil today. long island health officials say this proposal does not address the actual problems of heroin addiction. >> having people legally be able to use heroin is completely the wrong message. it's a dangerous, dangerous, toxic substance. >> officials on long island say the focus should not be on getting more drugs to heroin users, but instead on needle exchange programs, drug abstinence programs and getting more addicts into rehab. similar facilities operate in canada and other countries in
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well, a little girl in haq isn't afraid to put -- in hackensack isn't afraid to put on boxing dwhrofs, but her biggest challenge is outside of the ring. 9-year-old jessalyn sylvan clocks in at only 76 pounds, but she knows how to deliver a punch. check her out. for two years she has worked with a trainer who is more than three times her size. but jessalyn's number one challenge is a lack of challengers. there is a shortage of girls and boys, for that matter, in her age group for her to compete with. despite a lack of opponents nationwide, she remains a good sport. >> you have to have a big heart to be a good boxer. if you don't have a heart, you're not going to be that good. keep on working and you'll make it, just you have to, like, believe in yourself or else you won't get to that point in life. >> she can go on the speaking circuit >> right? >> as a motivational speaker.
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200 female boxer under the age of 18. jessalyn's trainers has yet to find anyone in her age group, skill and weight class in the region. >> i'd be terrified to sten into the ring with her. >> no joke. >> she's good. man! >> and pretty. >> and beautiful. 5:53. do not leave home without your rain gear today. >> that's right. we have very heavy rain headed our way.
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it's an accuweather alert day. it's 5:55. good morning. let's go rise and shine. i'm meteorologist bill evans here. take a look at the rain that's coming our way. a few showers this morning, but look at this big batch of rain taking up, really, 2/3 of the country here. this will continue to march our way feud with with heavy rain this -- with heavy rain this evening and tonight. a lot of wind out here this morning making it rather chilly. the real feels are around the freezing mark here, a windy, cold rain this morning. the wind is out of the northeast 13, 12, 8 miles per hour.
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taking the ferry over from staten island, jersey city, get in there quick and bundle up, make sure you got your rain gear, boots, umbrella, rain coat, all that stuff, you're going to need it today. the next seven hours the temperature rises tot mid-40s by noon and mid-50s by this evening. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. that's heather o'rourke. how's it going out there? >>reporter: not a good day to fly. already arrival delays at laguardia airport. jfk, newark, you want to contact your carrier before you head out the door. this accident on the cross island parkway northbound at bell blf. the left lane is blocked off as a result of that. as you go onto the garden state parkway, northbound local lanes right near exit 114, that's another accident taken care of. as you go onto 1 and 9 southbound at wilson avenue, that accident cleared, but check out the delay as you come southbound into the accident scene. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. 5:56. and just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a deadly fire in brooklyn, claiming the life of a little girl. this morning her mother is facing charges as we learn new details about what she was doing when the flames broke out.
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doing when those flames broke out. the south half a dozen tornadoes, we're seeing new video of the damage. and those storms are headed our way right now set to bring heavy rain and strong winds later today. >> and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is wednesday, february 24th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans on an accuweather alert day >> and, lori, thank you for the coffee because it's very busy here around the weather ranch today. you got me fired up and ready to go. we got a day where we start out from our camera in asbury park looking south. and that's all we can see is maybe the convention low visibilities, cloudy skies, rain, 38 degrees. winds out of the northeast to east, and massapequa and north porter at 38. with the wind out there it's cold. it's a cold rain, it's 43 down the jersey shore. it's going to be a chilly start to the day. but the temperature is going to rise. but the winds are going to pick up, the rain is going to pick up, so we have a wind advisory today.

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