tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 24, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
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.
we're talking about. the big time rain pours in here this evening and tonight. here's the temperature, just rises on up. computer model has it at 57 by 6:00. there'll be rumbles of thunder this evening and pouring rain with street and highway flooding. we talk about that next. heather is looking at your commute? how's it going out there so far? >>reporter: an hour and a half at laguardia sph you're going to pick somebody up. jfk and newark on or close to schedule, but you want to get in touch with your individual carrier. island on the cross island north the bell boulevard has been cleared away. delays remain, however. then as you go onto routes 1 and 9 south, newark, right near wilson avenue, that earlier accident has been cleared away. we still have a delay as you go through that spot. the accident on the garden state parkway local lanes north right near exit 114, the accident is on the shoulder. it's causing a little bit of a delay, but really nothing serious, but you just want to take it easy if you are out driving this morning. we do have tappen zee bridge, speeds down to 45 miles per hour and our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you.
now to a developing story, an argument on a brooklyn subway ends violently as a man is stabbed in the neck. it happened late last night on an m train in east williamsburg. police say two men got into a dispute over 50 cents when one then attacked the other. we'll have a live report with an update on the victim's condition. that's coming up at 6:30. and we have new information on a fire that claim the life of a little girl. the 2-year-old child trapped under the bed when flames broke out inside a brooklyn apartment. this morning the gicial's mother is -- the girl's mother sunday arrest. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live in bed-stuy with this horrible story. dray. >>reporter: good morning, ken, layla akino is at the precinct 8 in custody and facing charges. overnight we learned from police that she was not at home during the fire because she was away working as an exotic dancer, perhaps trying to earn money to provide for her daughter and their well-being. but nonetheless, police say, leaving her daughter at home
also a criminal one. >> i can't believe it, like i just -- i just can't believe t. >>reporter: the death of her 2- year-old godchild, too much to bear for saria johnson. police say little calaina malledro had been left home alone. her body was discovered under a bed. after the fire in her monroe street home was put out. police say her mother showed up nearly three hours later, saying she left her daughter with a babysit. the babysit denies that, saying she no longer watched kalana because of a money dispute. the little girl's father who didn't live with his daughter spoke with her mom, but he just can't believe her story. >> that's what she said, but who's to say it was really a sitter? i don't know. >>reporter: you're not convinced she even had a sitter. >> i'm not 100% convinced that she had a sitter. >> i'm sorry. i'm not sugar coating nothing on news, for facebook, no friends, no nothing. like if she was in that house,
neglected, like that's not cool. >>reporter: again, 20-year-old layla akino held here in custody at the 81 precinct. this morning she's facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child as well as reckless endangerment. we're live in brooklyn this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. 6:04. and the bad weather headed our way spawned tornadoes in the southeast overnight, killing and injuring dozens of people in louisiana, and a twister slammed a trailer park, killing two people and injuring 31. seven people are in critical condition, another twister killed a man in mississippi. both mississippi and louisiana have declared states of emergency. a twister also slammed a condo complex in pensacola, florida. first responders there are still searching for possible victims trapped in three buildings. 6:04. happening today a doctor accused of attacking a 12-year- old boy at a ski resort in northern new jersey due in
was skiing with his child at mountain creek when the 12-year- old bumped into them and fell. police say carruthers 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 student across the hallway is now charged with assault. 53-year-old os manned kooey was initially sus penned from p.s.194 in harlem. he was taken into police custody yesterday after the child's mother called for an arrest. kooey has worked for p.s.194 since 1993 and has a history of incidents involving children. the department of education is set set to fire kooey. in the race for president, donald trump is proving his appeal to voters on both sides of the country. the billionaire businessman thanking supporters last night in las vegas, up the street from the hotel that bears his name. many of the caucus results are still being counted at this hour, but trump is the clear winner with about 46% of the vote.
again for second place between marco rubio and ted cruz. abc's kenneth moton is following the race from washington. good morning, kenneth. >>reporter: good morning, lori. gop frontrunner donald trump dominated in nevada last night, winning across the board, he got big support among evangelicals, and despite his controversial stance on immigration, he also won hispanics. this morning donald trump on a winning streak after another 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
john kasich were at the bottom 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 fired up during a cnn town hall after a federal judge ruled the former secretary of state's top aides should testify over her use of private e-mail. but ahead of the democratic primary in the palmetto state, the focus was on african- 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. >>reporter: 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. >> all right, kenneth, thank you. >> maybe he can wash his hair tonight? who knows, right? >> do you think he washes his own hair? >> i'm not sure. it's 6:08. who else would? you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's bill. >> because he's the hair to the thrown. game the thrones. here we go. we're looking at what's going to be cloudy skies and rain. this ; you know, another big downpour coming down right now on the fort lee side of the george washington bridge, right at the hudson river. so heather is going to talk more about this because there's delays there and at airports, roadways, all that sort of stuff. she's staring at me. yes, you're going to talk about it because that's what you do and you do it the best. here we go. temperatures 38 degrees, it's chilly, windy, rainy, chilly. a batch of rain coming up here. there's the batch of rain that just went by across manhattan and right across the george washington bridge. you see at times we have waves coming up. the big batch of rain is back here with this low. sam champion will talk about this on "good morning america"
great lakes. that created all the tornadic activity. so that tells you how strong this system is, so we get the wind and rain out of that and it's coming in for later today, during the evening commute and mostly tonight. so we have off and on showers today, chilly weather. the temperature rises all day long into the mid-50s. by the time we get to tonight, rumbles of thunder, heavy downpours of rain, gusty winds. at the bus stop, kiddos, here are the huckleberries. they got their rain gear on. make sure you have your rain gear, chilly rain, 37. after school they will still be there soaking wet, probably wrinkled. >> i want a channel 7 umbrella >> no. >> only bill gets that. >> i horde those. i'll get you one. heather, how's it going out there? >>reporter: this is the grand central parkway right in front of laguardia airport. you can see the road is doing just fine, no major problems on the grand central parkway, but we do have a problem, however, if you are going to go pick somebody up at laguardia airport. 90-minute delays on arrivals.
in touch with your individual carrier. as you head onto the garden state parkway, local lanes north right near exit 114, that is an accident that is being cleared away. it's in the local lanes, it's off on the shoulder. so it's not causing a major problem for you. and then if you use new jersey transit, long island rl, metro north, they are -- long island railroad, metro north, running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. great idea to utilize mass transit this morning so you don't have to deal with those added headaches later this afternoon. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. 6:10 and we're following a developing story right now, a small plane vanishes overseas. what might have caused the plane to fly directly into a mountain. also heads up if you have a flight at newark airport. the big change to your transportation options at the terminal. and stay ahead of the weather today on the go. check out the abc7ny on the web or your smart phone or use our interactive radar.
that plane lost contact with airport officials shortly after taking off. anchts plea deal may be on the table for a connecticut teenager accused of killing a classmate on the day of their prom. an agreement is being discussed in the case of 18-year-old christopher plaqueson. he is charged with the stabs of 16-year-old marin sanchez in the hallway of their high school in milford years ago. p weather axin has also pleaded not guilty. a judge says that a trial will be scheduled if a deal is not reached by march 7th. well, we're learning more about the possible cause of death for supreme court justice antonin scalia. see, his doctor is saying he suffered from heart disease, obesity and diabetes. a report by the sheriff's department in texas where scalia died shows nothing suspicious about the 79-year- old's death. that fact paired with his list of health issues led authorities to conclude an autopsy simply was not necessary. republicans in the senate say there will be no hearings and no vote on anyone who
replace justice scalia. majority leader says nearly all republicans have rallied behind his cause to leave the seat vacant for the next president to fill. the election year decision to shun the president's choice is a sharp break with the senate's constitutional role to advise and consent. 6:15. time to get a check on your accuweather forecast >> meteorologist bill evans outside our studios on the upper west side. >> yeah. have all your gear, you need your rain coat, you need your umbrella, the right footwear today. let's take a look outside, clouds, fog, rain, it's a mess out here this morning. you need all your gear. i think i'm sucking down some of this drizzle as i speak really fast. 38 degrees now and a wind east at 10 to 17. that's chilly, chilly rain, drizzle. yesterday's high was 40, below normal. today we're going to be rising well above normal by the time we get to late in the day. so far.40 inch of rain since the rain started yesterday. drizzle this morning, a little ice to the north. heavier downpours during the day today. that develops by midday.
and tonight creating flooding with a big old wind too. 42 on long island from babylon all the way out to montauk. 43 down the shore. these numbers, you know, are a little bit warmer than normal to start the day, but when you factor in this northeast to an east wind at 12, 13, 14 miles an hour, it's chilly. so it's a damp, chilly rain. you see the wind chills are around 30, so you want to dress warmly with a nice warm coat that will keep you dry and the umbrella. and you see some of these visibilities have dropped down too. heather was talking about the delays at the airport. that's what low clouds and fog and drizzle will do is shut those visibilities down to two miles and less. so today we have a wind advisory. that's really for this evening and tonight. wind gusts will be at 35, maybe 45 miles per hour at the coast overnight. up to the north we still have this winter weather advisory. that will expire at 9:00. but there's been still a little bit of some sleet mixed with rain up to the north above i-84 as you see there in ulster, dutchess county, sullivan county. down to our south is the big old rain that's going to come in for the day today and that's the rain that's going to create
so you see by lunchtime the temperatures into the upper 40s, heavy rain starts to develop and goes into the afternoon, into tonight. look at that line coming in at midnight. you know, for me that kind of knocks you out of bed with the thunder and the lightning that could be possible with that severe line that's pushing through. the temperature is around 58 degrees at midnight. so once that pushing through -- pushes through, we'll have the temperatures starting to drop tomorrow. we'll be around 56 to start the day, but then it gets cold tomorrow night. another inch and a half, maybe two inches of rain out of this system by the time we get through tonight. that will create flooding tonight and the winds will be a problem. after school, kiddos, if you got outdoor sports, that's rained out today, but be very careful getting tot bus this morning and to the bus this evening. 54 this evening as the temperature just keeps rising with heavy rain and wind tonight. very heavy rain tonight, gusty winds, 35, 40 miles per hour, flooding on roadways, and then tomorrow we start the day at 56 with a passing shower.
-- drops like a rock as you'll see in our seven-day forecast to a low of 34 tomorrow night. and then it's blustery, cold on friday, and we're looking at warmer weather as we get into the weekend. 42 on saturday, 52 by sunday. so make sure you got your gear today, your umbrella and all that kind of stuff. you're going to need that for the day today. all day long this heavy rain and it gets heavier this evening and tonight. >> thank you, bill. over to heather with another look at the commute. >>reporter: let's talk about mass transit which is a great idea this morning, it'll save you from some extra headaches this afternoon. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're all doing just fine. subway service is running on or close to schedule. you have 90-minute arrival delays at laguardia. jfk, newark, they're saying they're on or close to schedule. not a bad idea to get in touch with your individual carrier. this is a look at the belt parkway right near jfk airport. you can see we have some pretty heavy delays as you go through a disabled vehicle, people are just taking it slow because of the weather which you should. garden state parkway local
114, that's an accident. the accident is off on the shoulder, but, again, you do have a little bit of a delay. minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln is 10, the holland is a 10-minute delay. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you >> thank you, heather. 6:19. apple says the judge who ordered the company to unlock a terrorist's iphone is overreaching and infringing on apple's first amendment rights. the judge ordered apple to help the fbi unlock the phone by cite ago law passed by congress in 1789 and the battle is escalating. the justice department now demanding apple's help in unlocking at least nine other iphones all across the country. well, an iconic piece of new york city history could soon become an official landmark. the city's landmarks preservation commission is once again taking up the issue concerning the pepsi cola sign in long island city. the 60-foot neon structure originally sat atop a bottling plant until it was relocated to
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on the money this morning, the wall street rally was short- lived after a reversal in gains for crude oil. the dow jones starts the day 1% down at 16,431. overseas japan's nikkei average and hong kong's hang seng index also lost about 1%. new york city's restaurant salt woorntion are facing a -- warnings are facing a legal challenge today. the national restaurant association will argue in state supreme court against a citywide mandate set to begin next week. on march 1st, restaurant with 15 or more locations will be required to warn consumers about menu items that contain
the on-again, off-again plan to ticket and tow ub irdrivers at newark liberty airport is back on. the city is 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. city also plans to ban uber and lyft at newark's penn station. mars, the candy maker recalling chocolate bars and other sweets in 55 currents across europe and elsewhere. the recall will empty shelves of mars, milky way, snickers and other products. the company found plastic in one of its bars and that could also be, of course, a choking hazard. u.s. candy lovers are not affected unless they happen to have some duty-free chocolates. the problem with candy products made by mars netherlands, not mars products made in the united states >> thank you for clarifying that. >> i'll eat my mars products. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast >> we tried to get a visibility here from asbury park looking south here now.
atop our location from the camera. rain will surge up today. it's going to be very heavy. that's to our south and west. and this rain at times is going to produce some flooding issues, and that's going to be later on today and this evening as we go into tonight. so that's going to be a problem. the next seven hours temperature rises, so we get well above our normal high today which is about 44 degrees. we'll be looking at rain off and on through the morning, building and getting heavier by lunchtime, getting heavy into the evening hours, and flooding and wind will be a big issue tonight, maybe rumbles of thunder too. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. how's it going out there, heather? >>reporter: behind me you can see the gowanus expressway, a bit slow coming into the inbound side. we do have an accident being cleared away right near third avenue. let's head over to our maps. as you travel across the george washington bridge, you come down the west side highway south, right at 125th street, we have another accident that is being cleared. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. subway service is running on or close to schedule. 90-minute arrival delays at laguardia.
lori and ken, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. 6:26. we've just received an update on an overnight subway stabbing. police have just take eb a man into custody. we are -- taken a man into custody. we're live with new breaking details ahead. plus a babysitter facing murder charges. the disturbing case of child abuse on staten island that has shocked a neighborhood. plus a cousin involving the kennedy family heads back to court today. and we told you about the story last hour and now we're hearing from the new mom who
we have breaking news in brooklyn. moments ago we learned a suspect is in custody for a terrifying knife attack on the subway. caught on camera, a reporter gets stuck amid a powerful tornado sweeping across the south. and you can see where those storms are now with the live accutrack radar. we are in for drenching rain later today. good morning. i'm ken rosato >> and i'm lori liar. thanks for starting -- and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your
it is wednesday, february 24th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, the temperatures are around 38 and they're chilly and they're going to be building into the afternoon. that's kind of what we were talking about. it's the wind out there for later on today. that's why there's a wind advisory in effect for today right now through the day until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for wind gusts of about 35, 45 miles per hour. winter weather advisory to the north because through sullivan, dutchess, around orange, sullivan counties, sussex county, new jersey, there's some school delays there. and that's for some ice that has still been falling there. and you see on the radar those pink shades, still a little of that, so there's some delays at schools in that area as you see up there above i-84 and along the thruway. big old heavy toad-strangling rain is to our south and west. that comes in this evening during the evening commute. so at noon the rain starts to get heavy, the temperatures rise to the low 50s later on this evening and thunder an lightning will be in the offing tonight with big old wind and rain and flooding possible. heather says take mass transit
other things about that now too. >>reporter: that's true. mass transit running on or close to schedule. great idea this morning, save yourself from a very busy exhausting afternoon. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. subway service is running on or close to schedule. minor delay at the george washington bridge. coming inbound at the lincoln and the holland it's 10 minutes. now, as you come off the george washington bridge and you go southbound on the west side highway right at 125th street, we do have an accident being cleared away, but then you can see that delay continuing as you head farther south on west side highway. laguardia has 90-minute arrival delays. jfk, newark, you want to get in touch with your individual carrier before you head out. we also have this accident and it's off on the shoulder of the garden state parkway, local lanes right near exit 114. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. and breaking right now in the last 15 minutes and we have confirmed that police have a man in custody for an overnight stabbing on an m train >> eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in east williamsburg where the victim is recovering.
>>reporter: lori, ken, good morning. we're learning a 27-year-old homeless man has been taken into custody. investigators believe he is the one responsible for this subway slashing. they tell us they actually found him riding the subway a few hours later with blood on his hands. in the meantime the victim recovering here this morning. take a look at this video from the scene last night. around 11:15 in east williamsburg, this is where investigators say the 33-year- old man got into a fight with a homeless man while riding the subway. police say they got into a fight over 50 cents. police say they believe the homeless man took out a pocket knife, then slashed the suspect two times on the neck and once on the hand. the victim got out at myrtle avenue. he is listed in stable condition. 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. this was not a robbery.
slashings and stabbings in the city are up just over 20% from last year. mayor de blasio says, though, it's important to remember 1% of these situations are random. >> 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: investigators this morning still looking for that other suspect. both men, though, here, both victims are expected to be okay. live in east williamsburg, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. it is 6:33. and there is new video out this morning of another slashing attack, this one happening in the bronx. now, it happened inside a bodega on east 170th street and clermont back on february 7th. police say this man got into an argument with another man and then slashed him in the face. the victim is expected to be okay. a babysit with a criminal record now faces a murder charge in the death of a staten
31-year-old gloria fields is behind bars 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 on sunday. he was later pronounced dead. neighbors say they are heartbroken for anthony's mother. >> it definitely hit especially an angel like that, you know? she was a good mother. she was to her son. it's ashame the babysit did what she did. >> well, fields is also charged with assault and sex abuse. she has nine prior arrests. 6:34 is our time. the ugly weather headed our way has been pounding the southeast. check this out, one reporter got this look at the storm that spawned a twister in pensacola, florida. it hit a condo complex causing massive damage to three buildings. people are still missing. several were injured, thousands of homes in that area now without power this morning and at least 27 twisters were reported in five states, killing three people and injuring dozens.
connecticut supreme court will hear arguments in the murder case of kennedy cousin michael skakel. prosecutors are asking the court to reinstate skakel's conviction in the 1975 murder of his neighbor, martha moxley. skakel is the nephew of robert f. kennedy's widow. he was convicted in 2002 but freed three years ago after a judge granted him a new trial. nevada is in the rear-view mirror this morning for the republican presidential candidates. attention now shifts to next week's super tuesday contests with about a dozen primaries and caucuses up for grabs. while the votes in last night's caucuses have not yet been finalized, donald trump is the clear winner with about 46%. florida senator marco rubio has pulled ahead to finish second with 24% and texas senator ted cruz in third at 21%. it's just three days to the democratic primary in south carolina, and hillary clinton
night from five mothers who have lost their sons. clinton spoke about turning their mourning into a movement against guns and violence. the five mothers repeatedly said they are endorsing clinton because she has been the only presidential candidate to reach out to them. time now 6:36. so where will voters head to the polls next? once again this saturday the democrats will face off in the south carolina primary. the republican primary was last week. and tuesday, march 1st will see elections in a dozen states, including vermont, massachusetts and texas. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast. >> we look from our camera in astoria down the east river. well, there's an east river there somewhere, i promise you. then there's a roosevelt island too. camera is 27 toirs up, looking south -- stories up, looking at low clouds and drizzle. we have a chilly 38 degrees. 37 degrees around. here's our camera here in brooklyn looking at the lower east side. looking at the barge going up pushed by the tug? think those barges and tugs and
yes, they can. they all have radar. they'll see each other through the fog and low clouz this morning. this is going to continue this low clouds, fog, light rain and all of this for several hours. we got 37 degrees, light rain, we got an east wind at 10, 17, makes it feel raw. we have showers and then very heavy rain to our south and west. this is what comes up late in the day. this will plow north and through the area tonight with gusty winds, possibility of some rumbles of thunder an some frequent lightning and heavy downpours of rain, about an inch to an inch and a half, to two possible. temperature will warm up into the low 50s by lunchtime. we get to the mid-50s by the evening commute and then the possibility of thunderstorms with this passing front tonight. so this morning at the bus stop, kiddos, you need your rain gear. it's 37 and chilly. after school it'll be warmer. it'll be into the mid-50s, but it'll still be raining. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. oh, what roadway is that that looks a little bit? >>reporter: this is the gowanus. the go wanus expressway coming inbound at the prospect expressway. we do have an accident on the gowanus but it's down where the
so north of the verrazano bridge. this is actually north of the accident scene. but it's something to think about as you travel across the verrazano bridge coming over into brooklyn this morning with that accident on the gowanus right near the belt merge. let's go over to our maps. we'll talk to you about mass transit which is a great idea for this morning, save yourself from the headaches later this afternoon. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. minor delay george washington bridge, 10 minutes lincoln and the hundreds. now, we also have the west side highway south of 125th street, that's an accident that's in the process of being clear. you have laguardia airport with a 90-minute delays on arrivals. jfk and newark saying that they're on or close to schedule. not a bad idea to get in touch with your individual carrier before you head out the door, and the garden state parkway as you go northbound local lanes exit 114 an accident. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. 6:39. still ahead on eyewitness news
right now on abc7ny, a high school student from our area dies while on a mission to africa. her heartbroken family remembering a life cut short. dramatic moments at the jfk air train station when police confront a man armed with a gun. see what happens next. and a potentially life- threatening side effect of baby powder?
6:42 now. welcome back. funeral plans in the works for a bronx teenager who tragically died while serving others in africa. 15-year-old laniece moore was a student at thorough good marshall academy in harlem. she was part of a group helping to rebuild a school in tanzania. laniece drown in a hotel pool last friday. her mom says she is 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, it's like there's so much other than new york. people in new york stress over materialistic things and there's so much more to life. >> a classroom at that school that laniece was helping to rebuild has been dedicateed in her memory. her body still in africa. 6:42. and the family of eric garner
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 chokehold. court documents say paramedics with the hospital failed to provide necessary life-saving procedures. the teen accused of slashing a restaurant worker in greenwich village is set to be arraigned today. 16-year-old demeeceo holington is charged with assault. police say that he slashed a bus boy with a box cutter at the silversberg diner last week. the victim needed more than 130 stitches to close a gash on his face. now to an eyewitness news exclusive. video of two port authority officers making a split-second decision when a man pulls out a gun at a train station. stop what you're doing and check this out. the officers were confronted by a homeless man at the jfk air train station in jamaica, queens monday. well, the man allegedly told the officers "i have something
both officers drew their guns and/ored the man to drop his. now fortunately this outcome had a successful -- fortunately this incident had a successful outcome but could have ended differently. >> it's not a split-second decision, it's a nano-second decision. in a split second 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. >> this is the suspect, reginald clark. he admitted that he was bipolar and he was off his meds at the time. the weapon as it turns out was an air pistol. 6:44. coming up next. roberts. >>reporter: lori stokes, good morning to you. we've got those deadly storms that are slamming the south. at least 27 tornadoes reported in the gulf states. the severe threat is moving north. we are live in florida this morning and across the south. also ahead donald trump's big win in nevada overnight heading into super tuesday with real momentum. the gop frontrunner will talk to george live this morning and i'll have a chance to speak
finished second in nevada last night. and air andrews' -- erin andrews' $75 million courtroom battle, the "dancing with the stars" suing a hotel she allows him to book a room right next to hers, allowing him the opportunity to secretly record her through a peephole. dan abrams is here to weigh in on that. a very, very busy -- >> very. >> it is wednesday. >>reporter: okay. >> hump day. >>reporter: i to think about it. thank you. >> have a good show. thanks, robin. 6:45. time to check the accuweather forecast. >> and let's check in with bill who's outside in the rain. or did it stop rain sng >>reporter: it is raining out here, a little drizzle. going to continue to do that this morning, and it only gets heavier, the rain, as we go through the afternoon and the evening. so make sure you got all your rain gear, you got that. that's how you dress for the weather. >> yes, sir. >>reporter: you look good, sir. let's look outside, let's get going, grab the umbrella, the right boots and shoes. you need the rain coat too because the rain is -- the wind is going to blow this rain around, it's 38 degrees and chilly.
keep you dry and warm. the wind is east at 10. yesterday's high was 40, normal is 44. we're going to be way above our normal high today. it's going to climb right on into the 50s later in the day. here are the headlines for the day today. light rain going heavy later on today. there's going to be some times during the evening commute and tonight where the rain is heavy, frequent lightning is possible with some gusty winds and also rumbles of thunder. look to north, temperatures in the mid-30s. this is warmer than normal, but you factor in some of this wind out of the northeast and out of the east and it feels rather chilly with this wind at 10, 14, 15 miles per hour coming northeast to east. so some wind chills this morning. with the rain it feels raw, it's damp, it's chilly. you're looking at low 30s to 30, in around 32 to 37 down the jersey shore. visibilities are low this morning. heather has been talking about the problems at area airport with visibilities. those are low. you'll want to be on the lookout for that if you're driving or you have a flight today. that always slows things down at area airports. plus later tonight the wind and the rain are going to, you know, work together to make it a terrible evening for travel.
a little bit of some ice. there's some school delays up around dutchess, sullivan, orange county, putnam county. that's because of this little icing situation there. you see that right up above i- 84, and the thruway. the rest of the area is seeing scattered showers, and then down to our south and west big old heavy rain coming for this evening and tonight. you'll see it. watch the temperatures. they rise. look at noontime today, we're in the mid- to upper 40s. heavy batch of rain comes around noon. and then look at this line for this evening. lee goldberg will have this tonight. but at 8:00, 10:00 urks midnight, -- 10:00, midnight, that's where you could have some heavy, i call it toad- strangling rain, one inch, two inches by evening, 35 to 45 miles per hour and thunder overnight. you see tomorrow we start out in the mid-50s and the temperature drops like a rock during the day. extra rainfall, an inch and a half, maybe two inches around today, light rain across the area. we'll be looking at that today and we'll also be looking at what's going to be 54 degrees later in the day with this rain. and the rain will be heavy this evening and tonight.
miles an hour. street and highway flooding tonight, and that could knock out the power overnight. and you'll have some rumbles of thunder. then as we go into tomorrow, we start the day at 56. the temperature drops, and look forecast. it's down to 34 tomorrow night. and then it's a blustery cold day on friday. we do warm back up this weekend. so it is up and down and up and down. so we'll be looking at, you know, situations where you need your rain gear today, by tomorrow evening you'll need your warm weather gear as we head toward the weekend. all right, you guys? >> wow! what a roller coaster. >> all right. >> it's going to be that kind of a day today. have all your gear >> thank you, bill. over to heather with another look at the commute. >>reporter: a trains mechanical problems, downtown service changes as a result. laguardia airport 90-minute arrival delays. you want to contact your carrier if you're going to jfk or newark airport as well. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all doing just fine. now let's talk about what's happening here.
merge, you have this accident that is being taken care of. this is a look at the belt parkway right in front of jfk airport. you do see we have very heavy volume. no accidents, no disabled vehicles, everybody is just taking it slowly because of the road conditions. so, again, if you are going to the airport, you want to get in touch with your individual carrier. some minor delays george washington bridge. the lincoln is 10, the holland is also a 10-minute delay coming inbound. as you come off of the george washington bridge and come down the west side highway at 125th street, we have an accident that is being cleared here. let's go over to a webcam and show you that inbound side of the gowanus. now, this is north of the accident scene, but you can still see that we do have some very heavy volume north of the accident scene which is down by the belt merge. and then we are also finding some delays as you go onto the l.i.e. right near glenn cove road with an accident being cleared right around jericho turnpike. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. an icebreaker carrying international scientists has run aground near the south pole. this video shows the australian vessel last year.
free from its moorings during a blizzard near mosson station. e-mail and phone communication has been limited due to the severe weather. >> wow! 6:50. up next a train ride one mom will not soon forget. >> i started pushing. i couldn't -- i couldn't hold it in any longer. >> awww! >> we're going to hear about
6:53. johnson and johnson ordered to pay $72 million in damages in a case that linked its baby powder to cancer. a jury in missouri found the pharmaceutical company likely in the death of jacquelin fox. see, before she died last year, fox claimed that she developed ovarian cancer from years of using johnson&johnson's baby powder and other tlaalc-based products. johnson&johnson plans to appeal. new this morning a most special delivery on amtrak. it's a brand new baby. trinity kristina stokes, no relation, she was born on board a new york-bound train saturday. now, her mom went into labor and then went looking for help. she found a cafe car full of people, but they had ear buds in and heads down, they were all staring into electronic devices, but the mom-to-be grabbed the one woman reading a book, and she says that good
of screaming until medics arrived. >> looking back, it was a lot of pain, and i was in another place, but looking back it was just really -- it was a really -- i'm happy to have the experience. >> what a little button. well, the birth took a final three pushes and that's when the rest of the passengers then started chanting "it's a girl, it's a girl" >> how long were you in labor for? >> with alex 21 hours. >> three pushes. >> yeah. 6:54. up next a big break in the case of an overnight subway stabbing. also new details on a fire that left a little girl dead. the charges her mother is now
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we have some breaking news now. we have a suspect in custody in a stabbing in a brooklyn subway. >> eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is in east williamsburg with details for us. mallory. >>reporter: lori, ken, good morning. that's right. investigators say they found a 27-year-old homeless man riding the m train this morning with blood on his hands. he was taken into custody. take a look at this video. this is the scene around 11:15 last night in east williamsburg. investigators say a 33-year-old man got into a fight with a homeless man over 50 cents while riding the m line. police say they believe the homeless man took out a pocket knife, then slashed the man two times on the neck and once on the han.
nearby woodhall medical center. this wasn't the only slashing last night. investigators say at 10:30 in east new york an 18-year-old was slashed on the face. no arrests have been made in that case. both of these men are expected to be okay. live in east williamsburg this morning, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, mallory. also brooklyn mom is now facing criminal charges after a fire killed her 2-year-old. >> dray clark is live in bed- stuy with that story. dray. >>reporter: good morning. 20-year-old layla akina was here at the 81 precinct charged with endangering the welfare of her child as well as reckless endangerment. police say akina left her 2- year-old daughter at home alone while she went to work as an exotic dancer. tuesday morning a fire broke out at her home on monroe street here in bed-stuy. police say hours after the fire was extinguished akina showed up at the scene and told police her daughter was inside the home. firefighters rushed back in and found the little girl underneath a bed on the second floor.
from the fire when she was killed. now, a kina told police that she had hired a babysitter, but that babysitter later told detectives, no, that's not true, she was not asked to watch little calina. live this morning in bed-stuy, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news >> all right, dray, thank you. sir. >> here we go. let's take a look outside. kind of shows you everything you need to know about how your day is going to start out. cloudy, gloomy, rain, fog. 33 degrees, it's chilly. it feels like 30 and we're going to be looking at a wind advisory today. we've got rain showers off and on all day long. the rain gets heavier later today. look at that big batch to our west and south. sam will talk about that coming up next. but it's just going to be pouring rain. but temperatures rise at least as we get into the afternoon. we're at 55 degrees, heavy rain and wind tonight. chilly and cold weather by friday. you guys. >> thank you, bill. that'll do it for us, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato.
good morning, america. breaking overnight, donald trump's huge win in nevada. >> now we're winning, winning, winning the country. >> record turnout. trump relishes his victory. >> we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> marco rubio second and less than a week from the super tuesday showdown, donald trump and marco rubio are here this morning. oh, my goodness. holy cow. deadly storms tear through the south. 27 reported tornadoes across the gulf states ripping roofs off buildings, destroying hundreds of homes, flipping over trucks. now new warnings are out this morning as severe storms move east. erin andrews' emotional day in court, the reporter and "dancing with the stars" favorite takes on a hotel and a stalker with a 7$75 million lawsuit over invasion of privacy. did the hotel make it too easy for her stalker to spy on her?