tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC March 3, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
>> gross. . developing at 4:30. new details about the pipe bomb that exploded under a moving car and we're live in the bronx with an update on the investigation. part of the new $4 billion transit hub opening today at the world trade center site. we'll take you inside the soaring structure ahead in a live report. >> it is back to court today for tom brady and the legal team. why the nfl is calling for a fresh look at september's deflategate ruling. and good morning, i'm lori stokes.
you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist evans with the accuweather forecast. >> brr can is cold outside. it is 26 degrees and yow! is it cold out. there the windchills are in the teens. even to the left of the screen there, there goes the police boat down the east river. i have health health on health -- i have heather o'rourke on that situation. temperatures are a little colder than normal. today will be a cold day despite sunshine. 39 for the high, which normal high is 45, it will feel like the teens and 20's later on today. she has never used an under inflated traffic computer ever. >> never. and i'm sticking to that. >> not a deflated one ever.
morning? >> let's talk d for deflateed d trains you can expect delays both ways and a big accident on the new jersey turnpike. it was northbound, so northbound new jersey turnpike car lanes, the right lane is closed with the emergency guard rail repair. the accident itself was on the western spur so north of what we call the mixing bowl where the western and eastern spur split but the earlier multiple vehicle accident has been cleared away. effect. ken, over to you. >> at 4:32. developing this morning, an explosive device tied to a car explodes in the bronx. we're learning new details about the blast and people inside of the car at the time. eyewitness news rep darla miles. >>reporter: nat car pulled up to the intersection behind me when the pipe bomb went off. eye learned overnight that -- eyewitness learned overnight
attached but only one went off. there were two people in the car at the time. a 24-year-old man driving and 28-year-old woman in the passenger seat. police say that was a rental car so they're trying to determine exactly when the with the explosive device which was two aerosol cans and a pipe bomb. when they got to the intersection here, the device exploded causing two flat tires and the air bags to deploy. >> it was a really loud, like a thump. it wasn't like, maybe like a gunshot but not, just sort of d. >> the two people inside the car at the time were not hurt even though the air bags deployed. police called in land security, the fbi joint terror task force and terrorism was quickly ruled out.
it is 4:33 and today five teens accused of raping a woman in a brooklyn park will have the charges formally dismissed they were arrested shortly after the january incident. initially they had thet detectives said that any sex with the teens was consensual. they also say the father had been having sex with his daughter when the incident began. >> time is 4:34. new jersey transit officials will outline the con contingencisy plan in case railroad workers go on strike. the plan is to add buses and ferries. 100,000 people use trains to get into manh. transit hub larger than a football field will open the doors today at the world trade center.
before the $4 billion project is fully functional. eyewitness news reporterory huff is live for us. >>reporter: they will finally be able to use this transit hub starting this afternoon. there is a lot of work that needs to be done, but starting today, things will change 100,000 riders. this is a project that has been in the works senator time and is finally coming -- time and is finally coming to fruition. >> it is meant to invoke the spirit of a steal winged bird ready -- steel winged bird ready to take flight. it landed in lower manhattan at a cost of $3.9 billion, twice achz as expected the long ordeal to get it built will finally end another phase of the recovery at ground zero. >> we have 11 subway lines that
ferry system, a pad system, an intermotor facility that shows the beauty of grand central station. >> there will be a formal opening ceremony in january. >> this is a monument to the memory of the brothers and sisters who passed. >>reporter: again, really a special day here. this partial opening will take place at 3:00 this afternoon. live in lower manhattan. mallory huff. the nfl will try again to reinstate tom brady's four game suspension. legal teams from both sides will speak before a panel of three federal judges this afternoon. the judges will decide whether a lower court judge was correct to vakate brady's -- vacate brady's suspension.
of next season. 4:36. for the first time since becoming mayor, bill de blasio will march in the parade. he is ending his boycott. last year, only one small gay group has been allowed to march. this year, hundreds will march under an irish lgbt group that worked for 25 years to end the ban. this morning should be more relaxed for a police horse named gunny. poor gunny had a bad night. he finally had a night to rest after a startling rush hour in times square. this is after he was corralled on west 47th street. he spent part of the evening rush racing through the streets after throwing his officer. the nypd says he was startled by a noise and caused minor damage to three cars before heading to a parking garage where he hung out with a four legged friend. >> he went right up to another horse and just started kissing him and stuff. it was weird.
we moved away to the sides and some people were screaming. thank god nobody got hurt. >> that is the good news gunny is familiar with the garage. members of the nypd mounted unit hang out there while on break. the officer who had been ryaning gunny had been fine. that could -- been r gunny had been fine. that could have been a worse situation. >> i'm glad everybody is okay. >> especially gun. >> he needs xanax. why the long face? >> i know someone who has horses and has been thrown from horses. gunny's problem is he didn't like his name. >> that could be. >> he wanted to be named, like, jimmy. >> jimmy. >> see our camera bouncing around here this morning looking south here? they have a lot of wind out there.
the picture, you can see the steam off of the power plant and that is going across as we have this northwest wind. that gives you an idea of how cold it will be to start your day. it is around 26 degrees right now when you take the wind in there and it is feeling like the teens and i'll show you the windchills. i'll show you what is coming for tonight and tomorrow. it is the clipper system and way south. it is producing heavy rain around arkansas, mississippi. this will keep sliding east ward and will give us snow starting after midnight tonight. the bulk is to the south and we'll explain. that we have sunshine and 26 by 8:00. 38 by the afternoon, sun and clouds. the wind will make it feel like cold day today. dress warmly. you're busy already this >> yes, we are busy. here is the fdr drive behind me
the fd r drive. we have the right lane closed ochl with construction. -- closed off with construction. switch trains at coney island. this is the new jersey turnpike western spur northbound. it was closed north of 15 east. this is where the mixing bowl is. this is the western spur, this is the eastern spur. the accident was just north of the mixing bowl. the accident has been cleared away. before you get there, in the car lanes, the right lane is closed with emergency guard rail repair because of the earlier accident. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori over to you. >> it is 4:40. still ahead. thieves caught on camera. why police may not be able to catch these criminals until some snow hits the ground. >> more money is rolling in for rapper $0.50. details on the cost of the connecticut mansion. the teen accused of posing as a doctor is back in trouble
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. police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck an elderly man in brooklyn and took off. the victim was hit every way afternoon while riding a scooter. the driver sped away leaving the victim critically hurt on the street. he is being treated at luther medical center. witnesses describe the car as a white sedan. 4:43, the nypd is rolling out a new radio station to help police officers communicating while in the subways. the department tested the updated radios in the bronx in january and are being used in manhattan. officers would lose radio contact, so called, going dark when entering the subway system and there was no way to communicate with the officers on the street.
snow over the last few weeks but two burglars are ready for some winter weather. surveillance video shows suspects stealing a snow blower in brooklyn. it happened last month. you can see the thieves load the piece of machinery into their pick-up truck before taking off. it is 4:44. you know, after that blizzard, it gave people ideas. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> why would you steal a snow blower when there is no snow? >> in anticipation. >> for the snow coming tomorrow. >> if he steals it, it will come. >> is snowing tomorrow. >> you stay away from the weather. you do the traffic. >> we start out with clear skies and cold temperatures. you look down near 59th street. 5th avenue. it is a chilly morning outside. looking at temperatures that are right around 26 degrees, it is a chilly morning outside. going to be a chilly day. we have a wind out of the
gusting up to 17 miles an hour and we have a humidity that is dry and pressure that is riding. in. yesterday's high was 55 degrees but that was yesterday morning and the temperatures was dropping like a rock all day yesterday and now, our normal high is 45 and today we're upper 30s. yesterday morning's rain fall, a beautiful sunrise around 6:30. wake upwind chills in the teens. snow comes in late and lasting into friday afternoon and we have near normal temperatures this weekend. big warm up next week. 26 around north port and 24. the numbers are in the 20's. it is cold. we have wind out of the northwest here. the sustained wind speed at 8 and 20 in jfk.
been up here, too, in the overnight hours. 25, jfk, 25, white plains. the real a feels. 13 around brooklyn. 16 around the park. 21 around the bronx, and so you see it is six monticello, cold numbers here this morning. dress warmly! . we'll have sunshine today and we will be watching the system i'll show you a moment ago right here, right now in missouri and that is going to keep sliding due east so the heaviest part of that is going to come into the washington dc baltimore area. 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.. temperature drops to 26 and then by the afternoon we're in the upper 30s. when is the snow coming in after midnight. it will be at 33 and here comes the snow showers overnight. snow showers at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow and then you see the storm kind of sliding east ward.
from long island, coastal connecticut and the sun comes out. there will be a sunset late in the day tomorrow. here is the accuweather forecast. brisk and cold, sunshine, feels like the teens today. cloudy and cold. snow late tonight after midnight and tomorrow we have the snow until the afternoon -- a coating around three inches, the further south you go you get the three-inch area in southern jersey. got a but check out this seven-day forecast. this is beautiful. overnight sunday night and sunday morning. sunshine sunday afternoon but look at monday. stop looking at your skrips and look at monday! 54. 64 tuesday. and look at wednesday! look at wednesday! >> i don't believe. >> does that say 70? >> it says 7-0. >> on wednesday. >> i haven't seen that in quite
>> excuse me, lori. i have to do this. >> i love you, too. >> the bromance. >> are you? >> he said 70! >> i know what he said. >> he said 70. >> don't say 80. >> whatever you do. don't say 80. i'm scared of what might h. >> we'll be splayed out on the desk. >> able i saw a kiss. >> not on the lips. >> he was kissing somebody on columbus avenue. what is going on! we're all going to get sick. here is the fdr northbound side. the left lane is the only lane open because of construction. there was an accident. we'll head over to the maps, we have a vehicle fire westbound side of flat bush avenue. all lanes are closed down. d train switching problems so that is at coney island.
as you go on to the western spur of the new jersey turnpike northbound. we had this earlier multiple vehicle accident. all traffic was diverted to the eastern spur as the western spur was closed down. the multiple vehicle accident has been cleared away but before you get there in the car lanes, we have the right lane closed down with emergency guard rail repair. the streets cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> i'm still, yes, thank you very. it is 4:49, funeral services will be held for a well known business owner who was murdered on the job. this is 21-year-old jamal gains. he was shot inside his popular new jersey sneaker boutique. this happened on friday night. gains opened the store when he was just 18 after starting his sneaker business out of his home in high school. police at this point don't have a motive and have not identified a suspect. police on long island are unraveling an incident which
bill and ended with a man dead. the 20-year-old marlin patent was one of three men who drove off on the apple bees without paying early yesterday. all three were caught, but officers say that patent had, at some point experienced a medical emergency. he died at hospital. the other men are being arraigned today on various charges. rapper 50 cent, his connecticut mansion finally has a buyer. according to tmz, the buyer plans to turn the 52 room home in farming ton into an assisted living facility. the home sold for $8 million. that is 10.5 million less than the bankrupt rappers original listing price a decade ago. the florida teen accused of impersonating a doctor is facing new charges and is ordered to under go a mental examination. investigators say malachai love
from a woman who hired the teen to help treat her severe stomach pain. love robinson says he never claimed to be a medical doctor when he was arrested last month for running a medical clinic without a license. coming up, the pentagon wants hackers to break into their computer network. why they're putting out a call for cyber experts. >> new jersey governor
. 4:54. the marines may want a few good men but the pentagon is interested in hiring a few really good hackers the high-tech specialists will be screened and let loose to breach the public internet panls. it is a pilot program aimed at fixing cyber security vulnerabilities. they get probes and attack literally millions of times every day. it is 4:54 and let's check in with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> well, let's do it! here we go, we're looking at a morning where we're starting out
clear skies, wind out of the northwest. a pretty morning but today we start out with cold numbers here. 26 a. 26 down around tom's river. today we're looking at sunshine. and we'll warm up nicely today. 26 to 25 degrees by about 6:00. i think it is into the low and upper 30s later on today with snow showers possible. dress warmly. and put on the sunglasses too. there is trouble on the belt parkway. did you say there was a car fire? >> i did say that. thank you for listening to me, bill. the belt parkway westbound side. we have a vehicle fire. hopefully they will get it cleared away and we hope everybody is safe. we have the d train switching problems at coney avenue. they have been repaired. western spur of the new jersey
northbound side. multiple vehicle accident cleared. however there, was guard rail damg as a result. the car lanes, the right lane is closed down with emergency guard rail repair until further notice. we have new jersey running close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right. heather, thank you. late actor, comedian robin williams is now immortalized. a highway tunnel has been renamed in his tunnel. it connects the golden gate bridge to the county north of san fravenlt he spent part of area. the academy award and grammy winner committed suicide in his home in 2014. why didn't they think of this for the world trade center. the tallest building in the west
slide that juts out of the skyscraper. from the 70s floor, 1,000 feet above the ground. the u.s. bank tower in la has been undergoing a $50 million renovation with a new observation deck, a ride on the new sky slide $8. >> who are the people that had to get out there and do that. >> i couldn't imagine. >> no thanks. >> 4:57, just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we're live in the bronx where a homemade bomb exploded under a car the areaing the entire neighborhood. -- rattling the entire neighborhood. >> the suspects accused of killing a major league baseball prospect will appear in court. >> you need to layer up before you head outside. we're watching snow move in in time for tomorrow morning's commute. bill evans has the again! again!
. good morning. it is 5:00 a.m. and a homemade bomb explodes under a car in the bronx this morning. police are trying to figure out who targeted the victims and why. >> the video released overnight. the police want you to take a good look at. this man here accused of attacking and robbing a 91-year-old woman. >> it is cold today! before snow also moves if tomorrow. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is thursday, march 3rd and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill ritter with the accuweather forecast.
the windchill out there in the teens to start your days. so dress warmly! temperatures have been around 26 degrees. we're looking at winds out of the northwest here. we have clear skies. 18 in the park. 21 around laguardia. here is how it feels this morning. see our friend right there? you see him it is cold. 17 the real feel. brooklyn around queens. 20 around tom's river. we'll have sunshine. 34 by noon time. normal high is 45, heather o'rourke. what is going on? >> we had this early morning vehicle fire. it has been extinguished and towed away.
staten island express. was all lanes are closed on lily pond avenue as a result. d train, the switching problems were a problem, but they've been repaired. multiple vehicle accident cleared but they're doing guard rail repairs. you go into the northbound side. the car lanes, the right lane is closed with emergency guard rail repair there. the street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you, lori. >> thank you. 5:02 and the search is on for the person who placed a homemade bomb under a car in the bronx. this morning we're learning new details about the blast and the two people inside the car. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live on the scene in pelham bay with more details. >> good morning, lori, we learned that this is an amateur type of pipe bomb. attached to a pipe and two aerosol cans and it went off as the driver pulled off to this intersection behind me. the force of the explosion
and the right rear passenger tire to go flat. that was around 7:00 last night here at the intersection of mahan and roberts avenue in the pelham bay section of the bronx. it was attached to the rear wheel of the car. he first saw smoke, felt a small explosion and realized he had a flat tire. both people in the car, they walked away without any injuries but this is a represental car. according to police, so it is unclear at this point exactly when that explosive device was attached to it. at this point, terrorism has been ruled out. but police are trying to determine if the driver was the target of the explosion. reporting live in the pelham bay section of the bronx, darla miles. . it is 5:03. we have images into the newsroom
attack on a 91-year-old woman. this happened at about one yesterday afternoon in park slope. the video shows the suspect moments after choking and robbing the woman inside a building on 9th street. another man tried to stop attack but the suspect threatened him with a gun as well and stole his money also. thankfully, no one was seriously injured. time is 5:04. coming off of trump's super tuesday's wins. republicans will debate once again tonight. mr. trump is facing megyn kelly and there will be one less candidate on stage. lana zack joins us live from the campaign trail. >> listening to the rhetoric it is hard to tell if republicans are more concerned about hillary clinton or donald trump. with donald trump's high poll numbers materializing into votes, and now a demanding lead in the delegate count, republicans are working to stop the man on track to lead the
today, admit romney is expected -- mitt romney is expected to make his case against the frontrunner, trump on the attack. saying looks like two time failure is telling republicans how to get elected. two years ago they stood sidey side. >> it is my honor, real honor, and privilege to endorse mitt romney. >> and with ben carson, the only republican hinting at leaving the race, ted cruz is encouraging supporters of others to abandon the number one choice. >> if you've been supporting another candidate, we welcome you. >>reporter: cruz arguing he alone can stop a president clinton or a president trump. on the democratic side, hillary clinton taking on the air of nominee at a star studded fundraiser. >> thank you all so much! >>reporter: bernie sanders argued the democratic race is not yet settled.
>> and the washington post is reporting this morning that the clinton aide that helped establish her basement server has been granted immunity in exchange for his testimony. the clinton campaign says they're pleased he is cooperating. reporting live from washington, lana zack, abc news. a different sort of protest waiting for donald trump today. he is used to street corner demonstrations but today his own workers will be outside trump worker demanding a contract. employees at trump international hotel las vegas voted to unionize but so far trump's company is refusing to recognize that election and won't negotiate a contract. 5:06 is our time and 6 news papers across new jersey are calling on governor chris christie to step down as the governor of the state following his endorsement of donald trump. the papers are red up with christie's arrogance, and hip chrissy.
outside of new jersey and left the state to endorse trump and campaign with him after he quit the race in february. the a new poll shows his approval rating has dropped to 27%, down six points from before the trump endorsement. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> why don't we look outside. we have clear skies. 26 degrees here at 5:07 and we're going to be looking at real feels in the teens this morning. dress warmly! it will be cold. here we go. temperature 26 with a northwest wind here. the wind has been around 10, 15 miles an hour. gusts to 20. so it feels like 15 to 10 degrees. a beautiful sunrise. this little system right here is going to keep sliding across from the west. due west east and we'll be on the northern fringe of that with
temperatures this morning, still going to hang around 26 by 8:00. we get to about 34 by lunch time, 38 this afternoon, normal high is 45. it will feel like the 20's with the northwest wind. at bus stop. >> wait a minute! grab the warm gear, kids. not like these kids who have rain gear on. >> i think what happened was mom left the sprinkler on last night. >> she just shuts it off. >> dad is away on briz. >> here -- on business. >> here we go. here is the george washington bridge. left to right. the bridge is doing just fine. no major problems there coming into the city but as we go over here and check out this map, the west side highway north near the george washington bridge there,
we also had a vehicle fire on the belt parkway. it was westbound near flat bush avenue. it was extinguished and cleared away and over here as you travel into staten island an accident, all lanes are closed down as you go there. this is very close to the bridge so something to think about if you use the bridge. d train switching at coney island have been repaired. expect residual delays however. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. a new jersey family opens up about the heart ache following the death of their little girl killed by a hit-and-run driver.
. it is 5:11 and 4 people will go before a judge today in connection with the murder of a major league baseball prospect in westchester county. three of the men are facing assault and weapons charges while the 4th is accused of murdering 23-year-old mike nolan. he was shot in a burger king parking lot in younkers. he was drafted by the oakland a's in the 2014 draft. hunter fired a shot that killed nolan in retaliation for a fight following a drag race. time now is 5:12. the mother of a first grader killed by a hit-and-run driver says the pain of that moment will never end. yemi correa sat down with channel seven after she and her 7-year-old were killed.
eyewitness news hopes fabian rodriguez pays for the crime. the family portrayed him as a family man who cooperated with the police. >> he is heartbroken by this entire occurrence. he has his own son, also seven years old. fabian junior. he has a wife, a sister. >> rodriguez's wife joanna tried to cover up the crime. the texas state trooper accused in the death of sanda ra bland is officially charge -- sandra bland is officially fired. he was indicted on perjury and accused of lying about the arrest of bland last june. he was found dead in her jail cell after dash cam video showed a confrontational video. the 28-year-old's death was ruled a suicide but her family is suing the department of public safety and local authorities.
5:13 is our time. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we'll look from the jersey shore here. look all the way down here. looking all the way down to point pleasant. see down toward ocean county. there is the buoy out there showing the water temperature about 40 degrees by the way. it is chilly. 26, you'll be dry, winds are northwest at nine gusting to 18 and look at the pressure that is rising. 30/20. a strong, cold, arctic blend of canadian air. we have 55 early in the day. normal is 45, we'll be at 38 today, so we'll be colder than normal. 24 is the temperature at kingston. 21 at new burn up the hudson river valley. orange county, duchess, putnam county to westchester, white plains is 23. we have the northwest wind here.
mean wind out there. the gusts have to 28 around white plains to laguardia. jfk across long island towards the eastern end and the real feels are in the teens to start the day. yesterday morning, we were around 55, so 40 degrees colder is how it feels this morning. four in monticello. 16 the real feel. so dress warmly, clear skies, sunshine northwest wind. high pressure here. this low is going to come in and cut under that and just ride west to east today. so if you're travelling to st. louis or down around memphis, they have a thunderstorm there. that will ride right along toward chattanooga and all the way to knoxville. nashville, knoxville and slide east ward to dc. you'll see it on the futurecast. 8:00 tonight it gets cloudy. snow showers start at 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. from the city southward here.
to the south around dc and baltimore. so you see, we're kind of on the fringes of. that you see where the rain/snow line is here. even through the morning, we have light off and on snow showers. i think, you know, eastern long island if you can look at the guidance. the snow hangs on longer. you see the edges of the storm and the sun can come out late in the day tomorrow and we'll have a pretty sunset and normal temperatures returning for the weekend. kids at the bus stop after school, it is cold! dress warmly, lots of outdoors sports going on after school now, take an extra layer for after school today. brisk and cold with sunshine, feels like the teens this morning, it will feel like the 20's this afternoon. we have a high of 38. cloudy and cold. snow late tonight overnight. we're looking at snow until the afternoon tomorrow. a coating to three inches. coating north of the city. an inch or two in the city and south at three. we're at 38 tomorrow. the accuweather seven-day forecast saturday, we have clouds and sun, more clouds by
looking at maybe a period of snow overnight into early sunday but sunday afternoon, 44. but look at tuesday and wednesday. >> nice! >> ignore the first 4 or 5 days and look at tuesday and >> great. spring is coming! >> everybody is was trying to work out yesterday. and everybody in town is either a mikey or a paulie or a tony. >> everybody! >> and then billy! billy! its going to ! >> everybody is trying to work >> billy! >> just trying to work out! >> our subway service is running on or close to schedule in case you're going to run to your subway status. this is very dark from new
you can see all of this activity, we'll go over to the maps and tell you what the activity is about. it is near the george washington bridge, a vehicle fire battled at this point and the eastside of town. fdr drive. you have construction. the street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, drug lord "el chapo" guzman is looking to get to the united states and get here quickly. what he is willing to do to get out of mexico and what he faces here.
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convicted mexican "el chapo" guzman wants to accelerate the extradition process to america. guards won't let him sleep. the attorney repeated his client is willing to plead guilty in exchange for a short sentence in a medium security prison in the united states. guzman faces charges in seven u.s. jurisdictions including new york, chicago, miami and san diego. a museum in las vegas is giving visitors a chance to see how "el chapo" escaped from a mexican federal prison.
tunnel guzman's workers dug, conducting his prison cell -- connects his prison cell to an abandoned building outside the prison. it also shows the motorcycle and the lights he used to escape. it will be on display until july. >> amazing that he is begging to go to jail here. that says something, i guess, figure it out. 5:22. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> wait until the movie comes out! we're looking at clear skies here this morning. it is on the chilly side. dress warmly. this morning, we're looking at temperatures like 26 in the park here. 26 newark. 20 around la guarda. winds are out of the northwest here coming right across, 28 miles an hour laguardia. 23 around jfk. the real feels this morning are in the teens. it will be a cold day.
stattian island ferry -- staten island ferry, be aware of the wind. heather is busy. >> this vehicle fire on the west side highway is still there but thankfully it is on the northbound side of the highway before you get to the george washington brimg and we haven't had any -- bridge and we haven't had any rubbernecker delays. the car fire itself is on the northbound side. as you travel onto the fdc drive. southbound into the 60:00, we have construction. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken over to you. >> it is 5:23. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. the best places to live in the united states is out. we'll share the top five and get this, none of these cities are anywhere near the anywhere near the east coast. >> really? as we look ahead to snow tomorrow morning, you can also track weather on the go with our
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>> austin, texas, fville, raleigh, durham, and colorado springs round out the top five. new york was 96 on the list! >> we have to pack our bags, my dear. >> we have to do something. >> that is america's money. >> have a great day. >> well, we just talked about the best place to live, right? let's talk about it again. where do you think the best place to live. u.s. world ranked new york city 96 out of 100. we put the question on our facebook page. you tell us. >> this is a great place! >> people in denver are saying, oh, yeah, new york is 96. coming up at 5:30, nj transit is laying out the plan to keep riders moving in case of a real strike and we're live with details ahead. >> frightening moments in the bronx when a homemade bomb explodes under a moving car. we learn new details on the investigation. >> grab your coat before you head outside.
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see if you're eligible for 12 months free at mybreo.com. . a homemade bomb explodes under a moving car in the brow and this morning, the search is on to find the person who targeted the victims. >> days ahead of a potential strike. new jersey transit sets its plans to keep the commute going if workers walk off the job. >> you'll notice the big change in the forecast. snow is back in the forecast for your friday. >> good morning to you. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting the morning with us. it is thursday, march 3rdrd. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> looking outside this morning and looking at numbers and seeing what is going on here, we
let's take a look from the beach here down toward our navigational buoy which is right there and we have a little wind coming in out of the northwest. so the winds are coming across this way this morning it will be a chilly morning to start the day. grab all of your warm gear, scarf, gloves, hat, ear mufs. 23 around tom's river. 26 long island. . we're looking at maybe the real feels into the 20's. but snow is on the way. we'll talk about that for tomorrow morning's commute. s-n-o-w. you're correct. how is it out there? >> we have new jersey transit long island river, metro north running close to schedule. subway service is running on or close to schedule.
highway going north near the george washington bridge. vehicle fire is extinguished and cleared away we have construction on the fdr drive southbound from the 70s to the 60s. that construction has been picked up and removed from the roadway. here is a look at fdr drive and this is in the 90s. you can see traffic is doing just fine. northbound traffic obviously moving left to right. southbound side looks pretty good. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> it is 5:32 and we're learning new details about the crude pipe bomb that exploded under a moving car in the bronx. this happened near mahan and roberts avenue last night. darla miles is live from pelham bay. >> good morning, again, ken, the driver and passenger in the car pulled up to the intersection behind me. it was next to the white car when the pipe bomb blew up. there were actually two aerosol cans attached to the rear wheel
only one went off. let me show you the video of the car after the explosio 7:00 last night. two people were in the car. a 24-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman who was in the passenger seat. police say that with an a rental car. they are trying to determine exactly when the car was rigged with this explosive device but they say when it got to the intersection of mahan and robert's avenue, the device exploded causing a flat tire and air bags to deploy. >> it was a really loud, a trump. it wasn't, like, kind of like a gunshot or something but sort of deeper. >> so, the two passengers in the car were not hurt in this incident. federal officials did come here to investigate. they quickly ruled out terrorism but police are trying to determine if the driver of the car was the intended target. reporting live in the pelham bay section of the bronx. channel seven, eyewitness news.
after stabbing inside of a bronx subway station. police release these photographs of the suspects overnight. the attack happened two weeks ago. police say these men got into an argument with another man on the northbound 2 and 5 platform at the east 149 street and 3rd avenue subway station. police say one of the men stabbed the victim in the stomach with a sharp object. the victim was treated at the hospital. it is 5:34. happening today, charges will be formally dismissed against five teens accused of a gang rape in a brooklyn park. detectives initially said the teens approached an 18-year-old woman and her father, threatenthe father with a gun, then raped the daughter. prosecutors now say any sex with the teens may have been consensual. they also say the father was the one having sex with his daughter when the incident began. it is 5:34. new jersey transit will outline
in case of a potential strike. mallory huff is live. >> this could potentially create a headache and a bit of a travel mess. more than 100,000 commuters use new jersey transit trains every single day. many passed through this hoboken terminal. a con contingencisy plan is being laid out. look at the riders refusing the trains. new jersey transit representatives and the unions are scheduled to meet with the national mediation board in washington dc tomorrow if an agreement is not reached, unions have authorized a strike. it would start on march 13th at 12:01:00 a.m.. that is march 13th at 12:01:00 a.m.. the new jersey transit should adopt the recommendations made by a federal panel earlier this year, those recommendations called for a wage increase of about 2.6% a year for six and a half years. now, a strike plan for riders will be put in motion should a strike take place. additional park and ride bus lots would be set-up.
authority bus terminal would be increased and there would be additional ferries and an increased number of path trains. again, if an agreement cannot be reached, a strike would happen on march 13th. we expect to hear more later this morning at a news conference scheduled for 11:00 a.m.. for now, we're live in ho. thank you. 5:36, and happening today, the great occulous transit hub opens at world trade center. this is a partial opening today and in the spring there will be a formal opening ceremony with links to subway lines also set to open in the coming month aechz the train station and the centerpiece cost billion dollars. that is double the original budget and construction took years longer than planned. >> it looks a maze. >> it is stunning. it is 5:36, you're never more than seven mi weather and traffic.
we'll be looking at a great day where we have sunshine coming your way in an hour. a beautiful sunrise. it is cold. dress warmly. let's look southward at a beautiful start of the day. it is 26 degrees and the windchills are in the teens. we have clear skies. this is satellite and radar pictures. we'll go back to the ohio valley your mid mississippi valley for this storm system sliding east ward. it will come to us after midnight tonight with snow showers, most of it will be to our south. so we'll be on the northern fringes of that. by the time we get to 9:00 this morning, it is 27. 36 by 1 o'clock. 38 this afternoon, it will feel like the 20's with the wind. at the bus stop, the kids, now they're finally dressed appropriately. >> they turned off the sprinklers. >> they got the warm gear on. it feels like it is the teens this morning and after school, you have sports, well it will be chilly. it has been around 38. make sure you have your warm
weather and traffic together every seven minutes. >> this is your approach to the barozona bridge. this is going into brooklyn. you can see traffic moving just fine in this spot. as we head over to the maps, you can see we have a closure close to the bridge on a roadway that a lot of people take. it is lily pond avenue and it is closed down between major roads. it is before the staten island expressway. this is an on going accident investigation. all lanes are closed down and that is in both directions. new jersey long island metro north doing just fine. no major problems with the subways the subways are running on or close to schedule so you're in great shape there. then as you go to the west side highway north at the george washington bridge, earlier away. we have alternate street rules in effect. >> thank you.
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transit officials were also able to convince a man to drop the box cutter, no one was hurt. this comes as nypd reports stabbings and slashings are on the rise with 672 incidents so far this year. that is more than 22% increase compared to this time last year. the marines may want a few good men, as the slogan goes but the pentagon is more interested today in hiring a few really good hackers. the high-tech specialists will be screened and then let loose to try to breach the defense department's public internet pages. it is a pilot program aimed at finding and fixing cyber security vulnerabilities. officials say defense department systems get probed and attacked millions of times a day. time is 5:42. astronaut scott kelly is back in texas this morning after spending nearly a year a board the international space station.
houston early this morning by his family, including his twin brother and fellow astronaut mark kelly. they were part of a special mission as they looked as how zero gravity affected scott kelly in comparison to his brother. >> it is an unbelievable feeling to be back here on planet earth. back in our great country and back with all of my family and my friends. >> it wasn't just family welcoming kelly home from his had #th space mission space mission. president obama called him as he got back from kazakhstan. >> he got taller. two inches taller than his twin brother. >> he will shrink back. >> let's check in with bill now. >> there you go, we can put you in outer space and you'll get taller.
>> i get -- missile toe. >> i get it! >> we're moving from roosevelt island. chrysler building brought it to you by dodge crisiser, we're looking down the river, bowling green, one world trade. brooklyn bridge everything looking good to the battery. what a beautiful day yesterday was. a lot of sunshine but it was windy and chilly and now we're looking at a windy and cold day. 26 degrees to start out. wind northwest to nine up to 18. we have a pressure that is rising. 30.20. yesterday's high, 55, we had that earlier in the morning. now it feels 15. there it is 40 degrees colder than this time yesterday. sun is up at 6:26. we'll have a beautiful sunrise. 2/10th of an inch this morning. snow late tonight into the day tomorrow. big cold today will make us ready for the snow that comes in
the other part of this is the snow will be at the morning commute tomorrow, so we're looking at snow fall amounts, it will be a coating to an inch in the city north ward, city east, 1 to 3. i believe long island could get into fair amount of snow appeared as we go into the weekend, we're -- and as we go into the weekend, we're looking at pretty cool temperatures here. there might be a period of wet snow or some rain mixed into that. 26 in northern sections of long island on the north shore. 25 bridge port. 16 monticello. the winds are out of the northwest and they're cold. looking at a northwest wind here, could be colder if there was snow on the ground, which there is not. there will be tomorrow, however, there will be snow, the windchills are in the teens, 21 around the bronx but four in monticello and 17 in the ocean city. this is the storm to the west. this will go straight across,
staying to the south. we'll be on the northern edges of it. it is brisk and cold with sunshine. feels like the teens, 20's this afternoon. cloudy and cold. snow late tonight coming in after midnight. slippery roads and sidewalks for the commute tomorrow morning. the snow showers will last into the afternoon. i think you get above i-84. you see nothing. you get a coating down around 287 to maybe an inch and from the city east and south, about 1 to 3 and 38 as the high. then we're looking at sunshine returning saturday and saturday night into sunday we're looking at a little snow shower, rain shower sunday morning early and then sunshine by the afternoon and then look at next week. 64 on tuesday and 70 on wednesday. >> oh yeah! >> really nice. >> very nice. >> that will feel nice next week. >> can leave the jacket at home. have lunch outside.
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[text message alert] [crashing] [sirens] . you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on eyewitness news this morning. we're looking at clear skies. we're looking at a chilly morning. we'll look at temperatures starting out around 26. we have a beautiful sunrise, a beautiful dawn. it will be a great day. we're at 20's for temperatures but we're looking at temperatures that will be very cold during the day today and probably as we go into the evening we'll be seeing the windchills that will be around 15 degrees to start out. snow tomorrow for your morning commute. we'll talk more about that coming up in a moment but we'll warm up to 70 by wednesday next week.
>> that is awesome! something unfortunately is happening on the new jersey turnpike, a jack knifed tractor trailer near exit eight. we'll get more information about that. lily pond avenue both ways at major roads. you have all lanes closed down because of an accident investigation. it is actually closed down both directions so if you're headed to the verrazno bridge, keep that in mind. subway service is close to schedule. metro north doing just fine and here is the george washington bridge coming into the city. minor delays, lincoln and hole yald are doing just -- holland are doing just fine. this morning should be more relaxed for a police horse named gunny. first the snam, now the horse, he had a night to rest after a startling rush hour in times square. look at gunny here after he was corralled on west 47th street. he spent part of the evening rush racing throughout the streets after throwing his officer. the nypd says gunny was startled by a noise.
heading to a parking garage where he hung out with a 44 legged friend. >> he went right up to another horse and started, like, kissing him and stuff. . it was weird. >> people get scared. moved away on the sides and some people were screaming, but thank god nobody gets hurt. >> that is the important thing. gunny is familiar with the particular garage, members the nypd mounted unit hang out at the garage when on the breaks much the officer who had been riding gunny should be just fine. for the first time since becoming mayor. mayor bill de blasio will march in new york city's saint patrick's day parade. he is ending his two-day boycott now that a long standing ban on gay and lesbian groups has been dropped. last year a small group was allowed to march. this year, hundreds will be allowed to march that worked for
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overnight that car was towed away as police try to figure out who did it. >> an elderly woman choked and robbed inside her brown stone stebs from prospect park. it isn't spring quite quiet. get ready for the first snow fall of march starting tomorrow. >> today is thursday, march 3rd and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans in the accuweather forecast. >> check out the 6:00 temperatures. yesterday at this time it was five #5 3 and 55 -- 53 and 55 degrees with rain. tack on the wind it is 15 degrees. 25 hanover. montclair. 24. we're in the 20's and monticello is at 16. it is 10 degrees off that for the real feel this morning and it will be a cold day. we have sunshine, blue skies, bright, but it will be brisk, some snow on the way for this