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there. >> reporter: reporting in huntington beach, greg lee, abc 7, eyewitness news. >> i think that would stop me. >> i don't know if i would call that being the right place at the right time. that's what's making in us in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." a town hall today with hillary clinton. don't miss that and have
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is. eye search for a man who tried to rain a jogger in a park. and mayor de blasio plans to dramatically change the way people interact with characters in times square. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning everyone. 50 degrees, we have clear skies and temperature about 47 out toward montauk. great neck, 51. a nice morning out here with clear skies. sunshine today, we quickly get to 65 at noon.
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we are going to warm up more tomorrow. weather every 7 minutes. >> reporter: 495 which leads you into and out of the lincoln tunnel is doing much better than it was at 3:00 this morning. outbound side was completely closed down just past kennedy boulevard. inbound all traffic was diverted, but all of that has been cleared away. there was the accident near kennedy boulevard but everything has been cleared away. police activity at morrison avenue sound view, expect service changes as a result of that. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. heather thank you. breaking overnight, police are searching for the person who attacked a cab driver in yonkers. dray clark is live at the scene along cedar place. dray?
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from the looks of it you would think nothing happened here, but when you look closer, so much blood on the ground is a clear indication something bad happened here. a livery cab driver we believe either slashed or stabbed, but definitely it was a major incident. look at the car. this is the black lincoln continental the driver was driving. around 1:15 the driver may have been the victim of a robbery, and in the course of the robbery, was either slashed or stabbed. there was a tremendous amount of blood on the outside of the car, and there is still a lot of blood here on the ground. the victim, who has not been identified, was rushed to the medical center, where they are listed in serious but stable condition. they are expected to survive what happened. but again a lot of blood out here this morning. as for the suspect, police are still looking for the person responsible. we are live in yonkers this morning, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you dray. 4:33 now.
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person is dead, three people hurt after a driver slammed into a group of people in that's saw county. we have new video of the scene on linden avenue. the driver of an suv hit them, killing a woman. one was on a bicycle at the time, two women ask a man were hurt. no charges so far. police are looking for new clues as they try to track down a sexual predator who attacked a jogger in prosecution suspect park. diana rocco is live in brooklyn with new video for us. good morning diana. >> reporter: good morning lori. we have new video of the morning. police say that victim here, a 23-year-old jogger was jogging through this park around this time yesterday when the suspect knife. like. police just released the sketch. he is also caught on
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the nearby buildings, first walking and then later jogging down prospect park parkway west in the prospect park section of brooklyn around this time yesterday. the attack happened just after 5:00 yesterday morning. the woman was jogging when the man came up behind her with the knife, he wrestled her to the ground, assaulting her, but she fought the suspect off. police were here for the better part of the afternoon yesterday, investigating the attack. this is a very busy park and they want people living in this area to feel safe, but many don't until this predator is caught. >> i hate to have that happen in this park, it is so well used. it truly concerns me, that it could happen. >> reporter: that woman was taken to the hospital. she did suffer a stab wound to her hand.
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seriously, asking anyone with information to call crime stoppers. diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. a massive fire still smolders, -- smoldering in suffolk county. demolition has started on the home where the fire started. the flames were fueled by bone dry conditions and high wind off the water along the linden hurst canal. the heat melted the siding on homes across the street. >> it flew right through the whole house. >> reporter: and it was a big fire right? high? >> high and melted these houses. it was unbelievable how the heat, even standing in front of my house, was so hot. >> reporter: embers from the
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across the canal and started a secondary fire on indian island. former wwe champion china has died at the age of 45 in her home in southern california. an official cause of death has not been released. china was the first woman to win the wwe intercontinental championship. a message on her facebook page announced her death to fans, calling her a real life super hero and saying she will live forever in fans and all who loved her. hillary clinton is headed to connecticut today to push her message of gun control. clinton and her husband wrapped up a visit to pennsylvania yesterday, where they hoped to win over voters in the key
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clinton also has a 13% lead in the polls over senator bernie sanders, who is set to visit pennsylvania today. coming up on "good morning america," hillary clinton sits down for a town hall style event with robin roberts and george stephanopolous. tune in right after eyewitness news. and as for the republicans, and front runner donald trump, he spent wednesday in maryland and indiana. indiana's primary is in two weeks, but trump is not happy the delegates have already pledged for john kasich. senator ted cruz spent most of the day in pennsylvania. next week they go to the polls in pennsylvania, rhode island, connecticut and delaware. at 10:30 this morning the mayor will sign the new city council bill to restrict use of
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the -- pedestrian plazas. the change was brought on by the costume characters. >> 4:38. never more than 7 minutes away bill. >> reporter: our camera at 4 times square all the way out to staten island and the verrazano narrows bridge. pretty weather, a great start to the day. 50 degrees to start your day. clear skies. but back to our west, there will be clouds and a few of those will come in today. this line of showers is going to come to us tomorrow, which we are going to talk about. so enjoy today, because we are looking at clouds and maybe
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are going to get to 75 degrees, 13 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. what do you have going on? there is a convention for climate control at the un. everything is closed down on 42nd street. i'll explain what is closed down for the rest of the week. first avenue, 44th between second and first avenue. and you can expect some unannounced closures as well as you travel throughout that area. mass transit is definitely the way to go. this is 495 into the lincoln tunnel, out of the lincoln tunnel. everything doing fine. outbound 495 there was an accident, it was cleared away. police activity at morrison avenue sound view, expect service changes as a result. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you.
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still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a two-man crime spree in queens. the duo is behind more than a dozen robberies. he called himself dr. love. a teen, accused of posing as a doctor. hear what prosecutors are prescribing for his punishment. a home with a seaside view
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4:43 is our time. speed may have been a factor in
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two in long island. the driver and the passenger were killed. the patient had just received a heart and kidney transplant and be was being transported to a rehab facility. the paramedic in the back survived. a 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car in brooklyn. firefighters rushed in and rescued him. the driver stayed at the scene and no charges have been filed. federal agents discovered the longest drug tunnel ever to exist along the california mexico border. the tunnel stretches half a mile from a house in tijuana, mexico to a fenced lot in an industrial area in san diego. the tunnel had lights, a ventilation system, even an elevator. two tons of cocaine and 7 tons
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a woman in california is at risk of losing her home over the edge of a cliff. so instead of moving to a new one she is just moving her house. her backyard has already been lost to the sea, crews are moving her home forward by 20 feet. she is hoping to find a new property where she can give it a permanent location. >> oh, move it all together? >> i wonder are if the houses across the street have to eventually worry now? let's check in with meteorologist bill evans now. >> reporter: a beautiful morning now. a great day with a lot of sunshine. here's asbury park. you can see all the way down here to point pleasant. 50 degrees, humidity dry. winds southwest at 5 and
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21 which is our mark of fair weather. kind of taking a break until real weather comes along. 40 in morriston, 45 in bridgeport, 45 in islip. south facing shores are cooler, but not a whole lot of wind out there. frost advisory this morning north and west. so with that in mind this of the temperatures with clear skies and calm -- some of the temperatures with clear skies and calm winds are cooler. we'll have a shower tomorrow, futurecast, the clouds increase from the west, and then we'll be seeing you know, these
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morning commute tomorrow, see the light shades of blue, that is light sprinkles and showers. and no yellow in the guidance to mention really in our area, a thunderstorm could pop up, we'll keep an eye on it and get more runs of it during the day. showers until friday night, and then we clear out and saturday and the weekend looks really nice, at this point. so it is warmer today with the high pressure sliding out. this front comes in tomorrow, so at 9 days, our nice, sunny, dry streak of weather will end tomorrow. sunshine and clouds, warmer today, 75. tonight is cloudy, but right at 60. tomorrow sun mixed with clouds and a shower in the afternoon, showers, maybe a pop-up thunderstorm. we are 78. so it warms up so much it might create that shower. look at saturday, a couple of clouds early and then we are at 70. sunday we are at 64, and we are
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the second weekend in a row. and we might have a shower on monday. monday has a big range of temperatures that actually might hit 70. kind of all over the place on monday. nice weather tuesday and wednesday, but really at this point we are focusing on the weekend. it looks really nice. >> it is just around the corner. >> that is a good thing. >> we'll start it all over next week. >> yes we will. heather? >> reporter: we have relief with our police activity cleared in the bronx. that is good news for us. we did have express service only as a result of that. no service between hoyt street and church avenue, that should be taken care of by 5:00 a.m. fdr, 100s into the 90s you have some construction. and midtown east side closures. first avenue between 42nd and
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second and first avenues, the un framework convention on climate change. that is what is going on there. here is the triborough bridge looking good. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. heather thank you. the search is on for two suspects behind a series of armed robberies, most occurring as people actually get out of tax says in queens. police say the men in the surveillance video have struck 14 times in the last month and a half, the most recent 10 days ago when they stole more than $1000 cash from a man getting out of a cab in richmond hill. in total they have gotten away with more than $5700, along with credit cards and electronics. >> it is shocking. it is a crazy city. you have to be careful walking around. you just have to protect yourself. >> scary.
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and you know, you always got to be prepared, be cautious and keep your eyes open. >> police say along with cab riders the men have targeted drivers and cab drivers who are finishing their shifts. in every incident the men were armed with a gun. the bottle to make the -- the battle to make the bible the official state book in tennessee is over. bill was vetoed by the governor who said it trivialized the book. the override failed by 7 votes. an arkansas teen is facing a felony after he was caught stealing soda from a fast food restaurant. the 18-year-old ordered a water cup, which is free from a mcdonalds drive through. he is accused of going inside with two friends, then taking that water cup and filling it with soda. when a manager asked him to give the soda back, he refused.
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the manager with his car while driving away, and now is charged with felony robbery. the teenager accused of posing as a doctor has been offered a plea deal. prosecutors in west palm beach offered malachi love robinson a deal that would send him to prison for three years, followed by five years probation. the 18-year-old is accused of opening a clinic under the title dr. love, even though he is not a licensed doctor. he has until next month to accept the plea deal or face trial in july. coming up, sitting in the lap of luxury only one flush away. hear when you will be able to have a seat on this golden throne in new york city. plus an elderly woman was attacked, robbed and held hostage in her own home. she spoke exclusively to eyewitness news about her
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hear how she tried to the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia.
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weather and traffic every 7 minutes.
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today we are looking at temperatures today, knock, knock, knock, temperatures today starting out around 50 around the five boroughs. looking at a day in which we see this temperature jumping up really fast today. 51 hearing, 51 jamaica -- la guardia, 51 jamaica queens. heather. we have issues to talk about that is the fdr southbound. you are going to find some construction starting to really slow down through that spot. in addition to that, you can expect a lot of closures on the cease side throughout friday. first avenue between 42nd and 48th.
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will occur, it is the un framework convention on climate change. six trains we had police activity it was cleared at morrison in the bronx and g trains still track work. all service is suspended until 5:00 a.m. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today lowerly, over 4:55. the so-called ninja burglar could be ready to accept a plea deal. 46-year-old robert costanzo was arraigned yesterday. he admitted to a crime spree that spanned a decade while living as an unassuming family man on staten island. he has been linked to more than 150 burglaries across the tristate. he is also accused of stealing
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and goods. 4:56. break out the puns now. did you go lime -- the gallegosen -- museum anyone who pays for admission to the museum can use the toilet if they don't mind the security guard to maybe sure it is not vandalized. >> put the lid down. celebrations are underway across the pond as queen elizabeth turns 90 today. >> the royal family is marking the occasion with these new official photos showing the queen with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. she looks fabulous. she is holding princess charlotte on her lap. the photos were taken by famed photographer annie liebovitz. >> really nice.
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we are closing in on 5:00. developing in west chester county, a cab driver is in the hospital after he was attacked early this morning in yonkers. the attacker is on the run. new images overnight of the devastation left behind by a deadly earthquake in ecuador. and it is another day.
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attack soldier on the run after brutally stabbing a cab driver in west chester county. new video this morning of a suspected rapist on the run after he attacked a jogger in a popular brooklyn park. and mayor de blasio banning horse carriages in central park. i'm lori stokes. and i'm ken rosato. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. >> reporter: clear skies, beautiful morning. a warmer day than yesterday. 49 degrees, we dropped a degree from last year, 34 middletown. jarvis 31, maybe a little frost
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islip, 31. toward ocean county chilly numbers but it is going to warm up fast. today we will be watching that front in the ohio valley that comes to us tomorrow. 67 by noon. 75 warm this afternoon. a beauty of a day. heather is talking about changing. change. >> don't go changing. >> to try to please plea. here's the fdr drive. the right lane is closed down because of construction. and then you also have more construction here. this is also in the 70s where you can see only the left lane is open. so we have some delays as you go onto the east side. let's go over to our maps and we'll talk to you about the subways. running close to schedule. southbound 100s to the 90s and again in the 70s, that construction. so the un is in town, they are
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you will find closures along the east side of manhattan. avoid the area if you can. street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. in west chester county an attacker is on the run after stabbing a cab driver. >> this happened just after 1:00 this morning on cedar place in yonkers. dray clark joins us live with the story. dray? >> reporter: that stabbing happened a few feet behind me on cedar place. look at the vehicle the taxi driver was driving. a black lincoln continental livery cab. it is believed the driver was robbed and stabbed. it is unclear if the stabbing happened inside the vehicle or outside, but there was a tremendous amount of blood outside the vehicle, particularly on the driver's side of the car. the victim was rushed to jacoby medical center, where he is listed in serious but stable condition. meanwhile, police are still looking for the suspect,
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find that individual responsible for stabbing that driver a little earlier this morning. if, by chance you are in the area, may have seen something suspicious or heard something suspicious, the police would like it hear from you, because they are certainly trying to find the person responsible for stab that go driver. we are live this morning in yonkers dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. dray thank you. new information in the search for a man who afact a jogger in -- attacked a jogger in southwest park. a woman was jogging just after 5:00 when the man came up behind her with a knife. she was able to fight him off, but he cut her finger. police released a sketch, slowing the man they are looking for. we'll have a live report from the park, coming up in our next half hour. new york's attorney general has launched an investigation into the trouble voting irregularities during the primary.
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people who tried to vote but were wrongly told they were no longer registered. the new york city controller is conducting an audit of the voting board. a civil lawsuit, two signs illuminated the board of elections building in downtown brooklyn last night. one read where are our votes? the second one read the boe, we want answers now. 100 protested outside the board of elections, calling for answers and reforms. >> the board of elections has been on record saying we are sorry we made a mistake. we are busy. that is their excuse 126,000 voters in brooklyn alone were unable to vote. >> we have had enough of new york state and other places not taking democracy seriously. >> an attorney representing 15 voters filed a civil lawsuit yesterday against the board of elections.
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says mayor de blasio's long campaign to ban horse-drawn carriages is now under investigation. the u.s. attorney and manhattan da are questioning fundraising by a politically connected group that wants the ban. the group funneled money into the campaign for 1 new york. much of that was to discredit christine quinn when she was running again mayor de blasio. may or bill de blasio got feedback, the mayor took questions about several local concerns and is promising better treatment options for the addiction epidemic of heroin and other opiate and his will make sure the borough gets its own indoor swimming pool.
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the iconic torch in greece will be lit by a high priest using a concave mirror using the sun. >> wow what a description you laid out. >> i try. i was going to do it in greek, but i didn't want to be to showy. >> right. >> not. kidding. >> yeah, greek. >> too early for that. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. >> reporter: he was descriptive. i got chills. >> right? right? you saw it. >> the video helped. >> reporter: the sun, concave mirror. down toward staten island this morning, a very nice start to the day. mild, temperature around 50 degrees. 49 in central park.
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a warm wind, so that will really warm things up today. off to our west this area of rain comes to us, much needed april showers. we are over 2 inches short of a normal rainfall for today. as i look at the bqe this morning, traffic doesn't seem to be flowing. >> good job. >> it stands for better quickly exit. >> that is so true. this is another look at the bqe into atlantic avenue. the eastbound side pretty slow into the brooklyn bridge and this of course is because of the brooklyn bridge construction they do every morning. and another look at it bill was talking about this. you can see that delay. here's the brooklyn bridge as you come into the city. the brooklyn bridge is doing just fine. we are also going to talk about the closures along the east side of manhattan throughout tomorrow.
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44th and 48th between second and first avenues. the un framework convention on climate change. fdr southbound 100s into the 90s, you have construction ongoing, causing a bit of a delay. our mass transit is doing pretty good. no major problems there and street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori over to you. an eyewitness news exclusive. a grandmother shares horrifying moments when she was held captive in her own home in the bronx.
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is that this morning we are hearing exclusively from an 84- year-old woman attacked and held hostage in her bronx home. the victim is not comfortable in her home. a man armed with a knife grabbed her in the stairwell of her building and pushed her inside her own pardon me. >> i wanted to see my grandchildren and children again. >> the man took all the cash in her home but still didn't leave. she even made her attacker a meal and offered him wine in hopes he would leave. he was there for more than two hours. the victim plans to move upstate to live with her daughter while she recovers. 5:12. first lady michelle obama opened the white house doors to give staff members a chance to promote take our daughters and sons to work day.
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the children why she chose barack at her husband. >> i chose him because he was smart. because he cared a lot about other people. that he didn't have to make a lot of money to feel important. and he was kind. and he loved children, and he loved his family. so i figured if he loved his family he would love a family we created. and because he's cute. >> to top it all off, the nation's official day for taking children to work is next thursday, the 28th. >> i love that. >> she seemed very frank. >> just like a mom. very sweet. just being a mom with kids. so nice to see. 5:13. meteorologist bill evans with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: our look from forty three, new jersey.
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over toward the west side and on out to the east, looking at what is going to be a beautiful sunrise again today. we are looking at day 9 of this sunny, dry weather we have had. humidity 50%. yesterday the humidity dropped into the 18% range. 49 degrees with a southwest wind. that is a warm wind, it will warm us high pressure is going to make for a fair day. yesterday's lie almost 70, 69 -- yesterday's high almost 70. 69 today. a warmer wind, tomorrow a shower and maybe a scattered thunderstorm. but that clears out and gets out of the way in time for a nice weekend. >> air quality, i just want to show you, if you have something goes on today and i was hearing it all over the building yesterday and all over the west side and all over town about allergies, and everybody is getting it now.
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we had a lot of moisture over the winder, a mild we want -- the winter, a mild winter. 49 in the park, 51 laguardia, 54 white plains. toms river 30. morris town could have a little bit of frost. winds out of the south and southwest, calm in spots. frost has settled here in the hudson river valley. clear skies, back to our west is the rain we are talking about coming for tomorrow. it will be in the afternoon. you see today we've got sunshine. clouds really come in tonight, and it gets cloudy overnight. and tomorrow we actually have breaks of sunshine before the
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come in. 3:00 a couple of showers. no thunderstorms popping up on the guidance, but that doesn't mean it won't happen or the chances are it won't happen. computer guidance is just that guidance, and not forecast. early saturday morning in this air mass a thunderstorm that pops up in the overnight hours. beautiful weather for saturday and sunday. sunshine and clouds this afternoon, warmer 75. sun and clouds in the morning, by afternoon a shower and possible thunderstorm with 78 degrees. your accu-weather 7-day forecast, looking good, seat at 70. a couple -- saturday at 70. it clears out at 70, and 64 on sunday. beautiful weather coming up for this weekend. and then next week we have got
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everything is rolling across normally. >> that is nice. >> and the climate is always changing. >> normal is always good. >> yes. >> not bad. normally, we have this crazy stuff happen on friday here. but we start out today. >> why wait? >> exactly. no wait here. looks like everything is running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north, go for it. subway service running on or close to schedule. we have construction on the connecticut turnpike i-95 northbound side exit 6-8. we have delays to go along with that. speaking of change until climate change the un framework convention on climate change is going on today and tomorrow so you have midtown east side closures. first avenue between 42nd and 48th street and 44th through
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utilize mass transit in that area. fdr southbound is down to the 90s, the construction has been picked up and put away and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. it is 5:17. still ahead on eyewitness news, the struggle to survive following the deadly earthquakes in ecuador. the new payout for volkswagen customers that could
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the search continues this morning for 100 people still missing after the earthquake on the pacific coast in ecuador. last night ecuador's present addressed the nation, saying the recovery would be a long and costly process. more than 550 people died in that earthquake, 4600 are hurt. quake survivors are going to desperate lengths just to stay alive. hundreds searched through trash unloaded by dump trucks yesterday hoping to find clothes, food or even money. work continues in nepal to rebuild nearly one year after the powerful earthquake.
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the country has said to have made little to no progress rebuilding hundreds of thousands of homes along with schools and government buildings. workers say the progress is being halted by political infighting in government. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. here's meteorologist bill evans. >> reporter: here we go. let's take a look outside this morning for our camera in asbury park is looking really good here. a southwest wind that comes in and the wind pours in here with cooler air off the atlantic waters. it will blow right into the beach like that through the day, that makes it a little bit cooler. but we will be seeing temperatures today, they are going to warm well into the low 70s. 49 in the park. 34 around monticello. sunshine, 66. quickly in the afternoon, we are going to get into the 70s.
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what is going on out there heather? >> this is the bqe near union street. this takes you all the way up into the brooklyn bridge the northbound eastbound side of the bqe. first avenue in manhattan right near 42nd street a lot of closures in this area. we have the un convention in town today so closures between 42nd and 48th on first avenue plus some unannounced. mass transit doing great. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. heather thank you. 5:23. still ahead and developing overnight an suv plows into four people in nassau county leaving one woman dead. what may have distract them moments before the extent. plus an inferno that
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un asian marx are posting slight gains -- asian markets are posting slight gains.
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& p begin slightly higher. right now futures are pointing to a higher open. a deadline is here for volkswagen to deliver a fix for vehicles involved in the emissions cheating scandal. diane and ryan have this morning's business headlines. >> reporter: topping america's money closure for volkswagen owners. >> a deal is expected today to compensate owners whose cars were rigged to cheat on emissions tests. that is more than 500,000 diesel cars in the u.s. >> volkswagen has reportedly agreed to buy back some of the cars or offer money as exception i think. and -- as compensation. samsung smart tvs will have it later this year and other cable providers are looking into this. the feds have been pushing cable companies to do away with the boxes.
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at carl's junior's and hardees. the pretzel breakfast sandwich made with sausage, he go sce&g cheese. ben franklin said a penny saved is a penny earned. the government is looking to do away with pennies. it cost $.1 to make 1 cent. treasury secretary jack lew has asked if we really still need a penny coin. microsoft has announced it will no longer make xbox 360 gaming consoles. the company is stopping production more than a decade after the xbox 360 first debuted. the newer one was introduced three years ago but video gamers don't have to worry about having an outdated console. microsoft will still offer
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live will still be available. facebook messengers make it easier to connect with friends. the app is adding a new feature that allows calling up to 50 friends at one time. you can have a giant party. use the phone icon on group chats add friends to the call. it is one of several features facebook hopes will help the messenger app grow. that is crazy. 50 at once. new video and images police want you to see as they work to track down a violent sexual predator in brooklyn.
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attack on eye jogger at a popular brooklyn park. developing right now the search is on for the man who stabbed a cab driver in west chester county overnight. in the last few minutes we received new details about the victim. tributes are pouring in after the news that wwe legend china was found dead in her home. good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. you are every more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. bill? >> reporter: clear skies, temperature 49 degrees. happy thursday. it is going to be a really nice day and we are going to be seeing clear skies and sunshine this morning. toms river 37, 39 around wrights town. 75 later on today.
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normal for this time of year. heather o'rourke working hard. what do you have going on now? >> closures you can expect today. tomorrow. we have the climate change un convention in town. closures on first avenue between 42 spend 48th. if you need go into this area, utilize mass transit. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north all running on or close to schedule. subways running on or close to schedule. taking the connecticut turnpike northbound, i-95 from exit 6 to 8 more construction we have two lanes closed as you go through that spot, causing a bit of a delay. and the fdr southbound 100s down to the 90s we had construction and that construction has been cleared and the lower level of the george washington bridge completely reopened. ken, over to you. heather thank you. 5:32. we have new information this
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rain in brooklyn. the predator who attacked a jogger in prospect park is on the run this morning. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in prospect park for the video police want you to see. >> reporter: police are searching for the predator this morning. the 23-year-old victim was jogging through this park around this time yesterday when the man came up behind her with a knife. she was able to fight him off, but this is a sketch of the person the police are looking for this morning. they just released it. he was also caught on surveillance video from one of the nearby buildings. first he is walking then jogging down prospect park west by garfield place around the time of the attack. just after 5:00 yesterday morning, police say the woman was jogging in the park when the man came up behind her with a knife. he wrestled her to the ground, trying to assault her and she was able to fight him off. that is when the man fled.
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part of the afternoon yesterday investigating this attack of the this is a very busy bark and they want people living in the area to feel -- very busy park, and they want people to feel safe. i hate to think it happened in this park, it is so well used. it truly concerns me that it could happen. >> reporter: again this woman was able to fight the man off, but she did suffer a laceration to her finger. she was given six stitches at the hospital. police are asking anyone with information to call crime stoppers. diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. and developing this morning, one person is dead and three more hurt after a driver slammed into a group of people in nassau county. this is new video from the scene on london avenue. the victims may have been arguing in the street last night when the driver of an suv hit them, killing a woman.
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was on a bicycle at the time. two women and a man were hurt. no charges have been filed. we have just learned new details about the cab driver who was stabbed overnight in west chester county. right now his attacker is still on the run. dray clark is live on the scene. dray? >> reporter: we have just learned that the taxi driver is a man in his 60s and he was stabbed in his torso area around 1:00 this morning. here is a look at the vehicle he was driving, a black lincoln continental. he picked up a fare in one location and when they got to cedar place here, we were told the victim was stabbed and robbed here. again stabbed in the torso and then rushed to and kobe by medical center -- jacoby medical center where he is listed in serious condition. police did recover a knife at the scene but they are still looking for the suspect in the
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so again just a recap. the victim, a tractionsy driver, a man -- a taxi driver, a man in his 60s, recovering at the hospital. police are looking for the suspect. live in yonkers, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. we have breaking news. former wwe champion china has died. she died yesterday afternoon in her home in southern california. there were no signs of foul play. china was the first woman to win the intercontinental championship. a message on her facebook page said quote she will live forever in the memories of her fans and all who loved her. she was 45 years old. the ground is charred and smoldering this morning after a massive fire on long island.
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on the home where the fire started. with an air conditioner malfunction, flames spread, pushed along by bone dry conditions, also high wind coming in off the water. five homes are destroyed or damaged and the heat was so intense it melted the siding on homes across the street. >> it flew right through the whole house. >> it was a big fire right? it went high? >> high, and melted these houses. it was unbelievable how the heat, even standing in front of my house, was so high. embers from the burning homes were carried across the canal and they started secondary fire on indian island. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. here's meteorologist bill
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>> reporter: weatherbeautiful weather today. a beautiful sunrise here in just a little bit. temperatures today warm up fast, we are at 49, warmer than normal for the overnight hours. we are looking at sunshine and 58 by 9:00, 67 at noon, 72 by 2:00 and this afternoon about 3:00 or 4:00 we hit 75 degrees, 12 degrees warmer than normal this time of year. the real frosty one is there. be on the lookout. great for after school sports, 75 degrees. get outside. enjoy the sunshine. it is even warmer tomorrow. >> you okay? >> i'm okay. i had some granola. some of that granola lori gave me from yesterday. >> all lori's fault. >> blame lori. here is the bqe south of the parkway.
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near this area and we'll tell you what it is. it is an overturned vehicle, grand central parkway. the ramp to the bqe. the ramp is closed down as a result of that. midtown east side closures. first avenue between 42nd and 48th, 44th through 48th between second and first avenue. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north all doing just fine. subways running on schedule. two lanes blocked off here causing a little bit of a delay. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken, lori over to you. two men are targeting cab drivers and even passengers. and new drone video showing
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major flooding in texas.
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the search is on for two suspects behind a series of armed robberies. most occur as people are getting out of their tax says in queens. -- taxize in tweens. -- taxis in tweens. they stole $1000 cash from a man getting out of a cab in richmond hill. in total they have gotten away with more than $5700 along with credit cards and electronics. it is a crazy city. you have to be careful walking around. >> it is scary, dangerous. you know you always got to be prepared, be cautious and keep
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>> and police say, along with cab riders, the men have also targeted drivers and cab drivers finishing their shifts. in every incident the men are armed with a gun. new video captured by a drone shows a home that has fallen into a river in texas. the home, outside of houston, has been in danger of falling the recent storms eroded what was left of the ground beneath that home. it is not clear if anybody was living there at the time. the care for the homeless care and hope gala, the third year was celebrating restoring health and dignity to the many people we know in this city, some 58,000 men, women and children. 23,000 kids who are in shelters at various times. and they had a special campaign to start raising money, because
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stress, their health, mental well-being is so challenged, that this organization, on a shoe string budget does so much for our homeless in this city. i was happy to be there. just basic things like funding for lotion, because skin issues. >> kids should not have to worry about having a place to come home to. >> good for you. >> they are good people. meteorologist bill evans. >> reporter: great job lori. the chrysler building brought to you by jeep chrysler, which even on thursday is a great day to get a new car. so you can head out toward flushing bay or laguardia airport, out long island. great morning for it, even a stroll down through asbury
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it is dry, winds southwest at 8. sun up at 6:07. it is going to be beautiful, the sunset will be gorgeous. frost in suburbs this dropping off. warmer today. let's wake up, rise and shine all right? 38 degrees milford pike county. in the area you see 30 at toms river, where there might be a little frost. a calm wind allows that frost to form. cool weather in the suburbs. west until 7:00. we are looking all the clear skies, sunshine today. clouds will slowly increase this evening. showers come with this front. not all that impressive. a few showers, you saw one go by duchess county. sunshine, clouds, warmer today,
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tonight mostly cloudy near 60. tomorrow we have sunshine, clouds in the morning, a shower in the afternoon, maybe a thunderstorm where it is 78. 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. saturday 70 degrees, then gorgeous weather on sunday, around 64 degrees. so absolute, beautiful weather and a beautiful weekend, coming up. just a quick shoutout to the kids from p.s. 54 at staten island. look at this. they were so kind to come by the station if a tour the other day. >> oh, sweet. >> they made it shirts. the teachers are wonderful at that school. the kids learned about weather. >> nice suit. >> yeah it is a better looking suit than you are wearing. >> i don't own the suit i'm wearing. >> that's awesome. >> the kids are great. staten island.
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>> good kids. >> hello staten island. >> yeah, right. staten island. bill you had a chance to wear green and yellow, see that? green and yellow. very nice of them. >> reporter: well i want to share a little something with you. while we were on vacation last week, we got to swim with dolphins. >> swim with the fishes. >> reporter: yeah my daughter always wanted to. and i did so much research because i'm an animal advocate. i wanted to find a place that treated the dolphins humanely. this place called discovery cove in orlando, is owned by sea world. >> i have been there. >> there place was amazing and the dolphin pools were huge. that is my daughter, ella, right there. >> don't the dolphins feel amazing? >> reporter: they are so amazing. and these dolphins are allowed to swim away at-will. if they don't want to do it they can leave.
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trained asthma reign biologists. mine was a marine biologist, a chem -- as, marine biologists. mine was a marine biologist. the. the ramp the l.i.e. westbound there is a disabled vehicle there. subway service running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rule are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. heather thank you. the so-called ninja burglar is set to appear from court once again today after a crime spree that spanned a decade.
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ht 36-year-old robert costanzo admitted to a crime spree while living as an unaassuming family man on staten island. he is a level 3 sex offender following the rain of a grandmother at knifepoint in her staten island apartment in 1989. there are 251 million reasons you may want to buy a ticket for saturday's powerball drawing. no one lit the jackpot in last night's drawing, so the pot grows to $251 million with a lump sum payout of $166 million. you can see the winning numbers
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channel 7 during eyewitness news at 11:00. and the watch abc app. if you are a fisher person, you want to pay attention to this. a spectacular catch for a florida fisherman. eyen, took a number 1 wrench, added two hooks and posted it on facebook. the real shocker came when a 400-pound grouper bit the first moment he threw it in. >> i couldn't believe the gear held up and we landed the fish. that was unbelievable for me. >> he lost the wrench later that day fighting a smaller fish but he is in the research and development stage for a new look, using a fork and a butter knife. >> 400-pound group year that is
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still ahead, the day has finally arrived hours from now
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you are never more than 7 minutes away from traffic and weather here on eyewitness news this morning. happy thursday, lots of
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to talk to the machine. maybe not. give it back. give it back. take two. you are never more than 7 minutes away from wecht and traffic together here on -- from weather and traffic here together this morning. look at asbury park. >> they call me bill, it evans right here. a beautiful sunny morning, sunrise 7 minutes from now, 49 degrees, looking at temperatures rising into the mid-60s, sunshine this afternoon, mid-70s. >> nice. >> like nothing ever happened. >> nothing. what are you talking about? nothing happened. something is happening on the l.i.e. right near exit 19, that is a disabled vehicle being cleared away. we can look at our web cam and i can show you the delays on the l.i.e. westbound you can see you are
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your way in to wood haven boulevard. eastbound side not doing too badly. delays as you come off the rfk triborough bridge and the bqe with another accident. street cleaning rules in effect today. a few strokes of the pen today will change the rules for the cartoon characters in times square. at 10:30 this morning the mayor will sign the new city council bill to restrict the use of the pedestrian plazas. the change was brought on by the appearance of topless women, lori may i say it? desnudas. that is the second time i got to say it. >> very nice. closing in on eyewitness news this morning, new information on a violent attack in yonkers. a cab driver is stabbed after picking up a fare. governor chris christie
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good morning. it is 6:00. new information about a sexual predator in brooklyn. for the first time we are seeing video of a man police say tried to rain a jogger in prospect park. a cab driver viciously attacked on the job. and hillary clinton takes her campaign for gun safety to connecticut today, meeting with families of the sandy hook shooting. good morning i'm lori stokes.

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