tv Eyewitness News This Morning WABC April 25, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EDT
now at 6:00 breaking news in nassau county. a face moving fire destroys several businesses. >> another huge fire, this time in brooklyn. three buildings burned to the ground. where the investigation is focusing this morning. >> teaming up to trump trump. ted cruz and john kasich are joining forces to keep the donald out of the white house. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it's monday, april 25th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and we begin with meteorologist bill evans with
>> we got an october sunrise. sun up in two minutes as we look from our camera on the roof past the whitestone and throgs neck bridge out to flushing bay. we will have a nice day with a mixture of sun and clouds. 48 at oyster bay. 51 hempstead. 4 around eastham be ton -- east hampton. the wind coming from the south will mace the south facing shores cooler. 71 this afternoon. got a shower and a storm to talk about for late tonight and tomorrow in your accuweather forecast. heather o'rourke is talking about the 7 train which we just absolutely love the 7 train. >> we do. we have been mentioning it a lot this morning. we had track work cleared then signal problems at 34th street. those signal problems have been repaired but you may experience residual delays now that everything is running again.
jersey transit, metro north close to schedule. holland tunnel reopened. earlier stall has been cleared away. tappan zee bridge cashless tolls in effect. you need e-zpass or you will get billed later after they take a picture of your tags. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. all right, heather. now to the breaking news on long island. firefighters are working to get a handle on a massive fire. they are tearing through stores and apartments in oceanside. >> diana rocco just arrived on the scene. diana? >> reporter: ken and lori, good morning. a serious situation out here this morning. we are on long beach road here in oceanside where you can see firefighters are still working to get a handle on this fire. here is what we know right now. this started before 4:00 this morning in the convenience store and quickly spread through the apartment building.
standing on the street watching firefighters fight this fire. they are trying to get back into their homes. right now it does not look like that is a possibility. the fire has literally tore through multiple believes on the block. the fire department has been at this about two hours now. they are still working to get a handle on it. flames ripped through the building very quickly and spread to several of the stores next door. we are on the 3,000 block of long beach road here in oceanside where the fire department is still hard at work this morning. we have dozens of firefighters working on this as well as residents stand willing in the -- standing in the parking lot looking at what is happening to their homes. i was speaking to someone on my way here. what he told me, he saw someone standing behind the convenience store this morning and then they saw smoke and people running into the street. it's still investigation --
we will bring you more throughout the morning. live in oceanside, diana rocco, channel >> thank you. we are learning more about the massive fire in brooklyn that injured nine people there. that fire had the fire department putting out hot spots after the six alarm fire in cypress hills. three buildings destroyed. two others damaged. 13 people are homeless. the fire department saying the flames may have started in a garage. the cause is under investigation. the search continues for the suspect who tried to rape a woman in manhattan. the victim told officers a man followed her into the elevator of her building. once inside he pushed her against the wall and groped her. he tried to follow her into the apartment but ran off when another resident came to the door. mayor de blasio will be in brooklyn later today. he is certain to face questions about his campaign's alleged
democrats in 2014 in violence of state election laws. lawyers for the mayor's campaign fired back last night after a board of elections memo was leaked to the daily news. the mayor's lawyers accuse the board of trying to selectively criminalize common political practices. but community activist tony herbert is among those calling for the mayor to step aside. >> you have several different investigation going on, mr. mayor. we ask that you step down. you cannot honestly represent the city having these criminal investigations on your back. >> the mayor says he has done nothing wrong. he is offering full cooperation for federal prosecutors tracking the campaign fund- raising. more details in a live report at 6:30. unprecedented back room deal between ted cruz and john kasich. they are struck a bargain to deny donald trump the necessary
kasich will give cruise a clear path in indiana and cruise will stay out of his way in oregon and new mexico. trump denounced both men then labeled the deal as desperation spelled in all capital letters. it does not apply to tomorrow's five primaries. cruz aggressively opposed working with kasich as recently as late last week. hillary clinton is campaigning in delaware and pennsylvania. she dropped any mention of bernie sanders from her stump speech. she focused on the general election, donald trump and ted cruz. sanders will be in hartford trying to gain ground on clinton. flags will fly at half staff in teaneck, new jersey, to honor mayor lizette parker. she was rushed to holy name medical center yesterday morning with respiratory issues.
american woman to serve as the mayor. the deputy mayor has assumed mayoral duties for now. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look from our camera at 4 times secure looking south. south and clouds. looking past one world trade to staten island over to the verrazano narrows bridge, pretty visibility. temperatures starting out around 52 degrees. we will will be around 54 by 8:00. 60 at den. noontime temperatures in the mid-60s. afternoon features a high of 71 degrees today. at the bus stop, kiddos, cool in the suburbs. you may want a jacket or sweater. you might want to put on a green -- whatever that is, the pink ribbon. you are ready to go. i'm in big trouble. weather and traffic every seven minutes. >> this is the l.i.e. and this is moving fine as you go through suffolk county. this is hawkins avenue. then the northern state parkway through the area of wolf hill road, a great ride, too. into nassau county and check out the southern state near eagle avenue, no major issues to report. let's head to the maps. 7 trains, signal problems at 34th street. the signal problems have been repaired. you may experience residual delays. long island new jersey transit, metro north on or close to schedule. minor delay at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland are doing fine. the tappan zee bridge cashless tolls begin today. you need e-zpass or they will take a picture of your license plate and bill you later. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness
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updating the breaking story from ocean county. 60 people have been displaced by this massive fire. it broke out around 4:30 this morning. the flames spread quickly spreading through a row of storms and apartments. stay with eyewitness news for updates on this breaking story. the metro station in brussels is back in business after 32 people were killed in a second isis bombings hours after the attack on the airport. the parliament is expected to release the report on the attacks on friday. it's expected to take until then for the city to finish all repair work on the metro system. police are trying to find a motive for the prom shooting that left two students wounded at a wisconsin high school. the prom suddenly turned into a
shot at a group of students leaving the school's gym. a police officer opened fire killing wagner. i graduated a year ago. new this morning, johnny manziel has been indicted in dallas on a misdemeanor assault charm. the embattled quarterback's case was reportedly heard by a grand jury last week. a formal announcement is expected today. manziel, a former heisman trophy winner is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend hard enough to temporarily lose hearing in one ear. if convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. a florida man's quest for fame at sea came to an end. long distance runner set out from pompano beach saturday for bermuda inside his homemade
it resembles a giant floating hamster wheel. he only made it 7 miles of the 3500-mile journey before asking the coast guard to rescue him. >> the coast guard told him the first time don't do it. he said i can do it. told him the second time don't do it. 7 miles. not a good idea. time to check the forecast. >> let's check in with bill outside. >> who came to the rescue? our great coast guard of course. >> they are great. we have clouds, breaks of sun. light to a calm wind. temperatures are comfy. feels nice and springy outside this morning. clouds, breaks of sun. we are looking at temperatures starting out 53 degrees in the city and about 48, 45 to our north and west. calm wind and moderate humidity. look at that, 48 in white plains. 51 j.f.k. nice morning off to the north
you might need a jacket or sweater. toms river 36. a couple of chilly spots. we just had a few clouds, breaks of sun, a lot of sun. this bank of clouds will go by. around chicago, lake michigan there is a low, the front sweeps through into tomorrow. the weather this time of year moves very fast. that shower activity from that front comes in really tomorrow night -- overnight tonight and into tomorrow. tomorrow we got a line of showers that comes through the morning then a break then afternoon the front pushes through. we could have a scattered shower or thunderstorm that could be a little heavy downpour of rain, much needed rain around. then skies clear out tuesday night. after school it's wonderful. great at the bus stop this morning and after school it warms to 71. great for getting outside for after school sports. pleasant, 71. normal high is about 65. tonight cloudy skies. a spotty shower around, mostly after midnight. a shower for the morning
a shower, maybe a pop up thunderstorm in the afternoon tomorrow. we will be at 69 degrees. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. beautiful on wednesday. sunshine, 67. a shower is possible thursday with another front coming through and that will cool us down to 61 friday. then a nice sunny day on friday afternoon really then by saturday, the weekend, we warm back to the upper 60s. nice spring week of weather. today is a beautiful morning. rise and shine. let's get going. >> all right. sounds good. thank you, bill. over to heather for a look at the commute. >> we had earlier issues with the 7 trains. those signal problems near 34th have been repaired. you may find residual delays. the other subway systems are doing okay. mass transit, metro north, everything is on or close to schedule. do you have a minor delay inbound george washington bridge starting to pick up volume at the lincoln. 10 minutes. holland tunnel is a 15-minute
we will talk about the tappan zee. tappan zee the cashless tolls are in effect. you have to have e-zpass or they will snap a picture of your license plate and bill you later. at this point, traffic is doing fine. everything is moving across without major issues. this is an issue on the southbound side of route 9, the ramp to the new york state thruway northbound is closed because of the tappan zee project. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you so much. we update the breaking news that we have in nassau county, the massive fire in oceanside. >> that's right. the john del giorno is in newscopter 7 with the latest. john? >> reporter: the latest we are getting from the fire department, the fire is being brought under control. you can see this was a massive blaze that started earlier this morning. this was reported shortly before 4:30 this morning. we are on long beach road.
you can see the heavy damage to this one building. up to five buildings were involved. these are two and three story buildings along long beach road. stores on the first floor and apartments on the second and in some cases on the third floor as well. they believe that's where the fire started in this building where the convenience store is. that's where the heaviest damage is. in fact, in the rear, there is a complete collapse down to the ground. we have heard of no injuries. that is the good news. we are told that 60 people have been left homeless as a result of this fire. they are being tended to by the local authorities. again, the fire is being brought under control. if you are traveling through this area, long beach road is shut down. there is a lot of fire department activity. the closure point is six blocks south of the busy split at lincoln avenue. john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. happening today, there are
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you can see where the delays go back to. this is where 22 and 78 run side by side. then 22 branches off here. you can use route 22 as your alternate. the delay is stacking up into exit 26. signal problems repaired. 7 trains have a residual delay. street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. as the world awaits answers into prince's mysterious death. many wonder what will happen to his fortune. he wasn't married, didn't have children. his sister could be first in line to inherit the singer's money and property. his estate is estimated to be worth $300 million will likely grow as his music is once again topping the charts not to mention his catalog of music worth 500 million plus a vault of unreleased music.
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breaking news on long island. incredible video of flames devouring businesses in oceanside. >> diana rocco, right to you. >> morning. a fluid situation out here. this fire is not out and i just was able to speak to the fire department who tell me that there are about 60 people who are homeless this morning. many are wrapped in blankets and standing in the parking lot here. we are in the 3,000 block of long beach road in oceanside. they are trying to put out areas of fire. it is still smoking. take a look at the video taken this morning. when they arrived there was heavy fire from the back of the second floor. they went to work but had to pull out of the building due to a collapse in the back part. 40 minutes into the fire it went to a second alarm. it has taken out most of the block damaging several stores and apartments above them. we did speak to the owner of the apartment building where
he got the call about 4:30 this morning that his building was on fire. >> my building is completely gone it looks like. >> everybody is safe. that is a good sign. >> that's the important thing. the fire department is still trying to douse the flames here. clearly taken out most of the block. the good news this morning, no one was injured. all of the residents were able to get out. none of them were harmed. not even a firefighter, even with the collapse and serious situation they had when they first arrived earlier this morning. this is all still under investigation but a difficult morning for the dozens of people who are left homeless. live in oceanside, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. from the ground to the sky we continue our coverage of the destruction left behind with john del giorno and news copter
>> reporter: from the air you can see what diana was talking about. the second building from the left looks to be where the fire started. that building suffered the heaviest damage. you can see all five of those buildings with commercial businesses, stores on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floor all five were damaged. this one suffered a complete collapse in the rear. it's miraculous nobody was injured. diana talked about the residents. 60 residents of these apartment buildings are homeless. you can see them across the street with the oceanside fire department. they are wrapped in blankets waiting for further assistance from the local authorities. this will be a problem in the area. the roads are clogged with fire department vehicles. i wouldn't expect this to be reopened soon. they are still putting water on
shut down both directions a few blocks south of lincoln avenue. john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> those poor people. thank you so much. another cheng of your accuweather forecast. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> nice morning outside. we have cloudy skies. you see from our camera in astoria looking down the east river, to the right is roosevelt island and there is the fdr looking south. 53. normal low is about 46. 43 port jervis. monticello 46, hackettstown to sparta 4. 64 by 2:00 and 71 this afternoon as far as the high temperature goes. rain and a thunderstorm possibly tomorrow. we will talk about that next in the accuweather seven-day forecast. weather and traffic every seven minutes. what is the latest. >> talk about route 78 where we have this ongoing accident
delays back to this spot here. route 22 runs below 78 here. but then it branches off south of 78. what you can do is use route 22 delay on route 78. ten minutes at the 20 lincoln. holland 30 minutes. subway service on or close to schedule. close. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you so much. new this morni, a 74-year- old bronx man is dead after neighbor. felix rodriguez is the victim. he was arguing with joaquin feliciano. rodriguez died at the hospital. feliciano is charged with manslaughter.
tough questions about allegations of improper fund- raising. eyewitness news reporter dray clark has the latest drama from city hall. dray? >> reporter: good morning. mayor de blasio welcomes any investigation because he has done nothing wrong and nothing to hide. the ails are so serious that the mayor can't afford to keep quiet. he has to defend himself. mayor de blasio's campaign lawyer firing back at the corruption allegations in an eight page board of elections memo obtained by the daily news. it suggests the mayor and his team broke laws to help upstate democrats in a failed bid to take control of the new york senate. the lawyer says there is nothing novel about the campaign to elect democratic candidates to the state senate other than your attempt to selectively criminalize it.
highly prejudicial and perhaps politically motivated act. the memo questions whether de blasio's deem broke campaign finance laws to support specific democrats and senate --in senate races. the mayor spoke about the growing scandal friday declaring his hands are clean. >> we wanted to get everything out, every fact to be uncovered and, you know, i welcome this being done and done properly. >> reporter: if this turns into a criminal case it could open a pandora's box for politicians across the state. >> if he gets into trouble, then the door is open for almost every candidate and political party in the state. >> reporter: the mayor is the subject of several other pending investigations related to corrupt allegations. later on today he will have a news conference in brooklyn on
certainly he will be inundated with questions about this most recent round of ails. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> we are expecting to hear testimony from the surviving partner of an nypd officer that died in a fire in coney island. marcell dockery was 16 years old when prosecutors say he lit a mattress on fire in the hallway of a building. rosa rodriguez was injured. dockery turned down a plea deal to spend 22 years behind bars. if convicted, he faces up to life in prison. loretta lynch announcing a new policy to help. lynch is calling on states to make it easier to increase accessibility to state identification for ex-inmates. and programs to make inmates
president obama announced he is sending another 250 special operations troops to syria, to advice and assist syrian forced around raqqa. he has been there>> reporter: mayor de blasio meeting with key european leaders stressing unity in difficult times. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> good morning, everybody. looking from our camera down south all the way down to the statue of liberty and one wormed trade, staten island in the distance. way off is sandy hook, new jersey. here we go, temperatures are starting out rather mild. a little moisture out there. 53 degrees. haze, 54 by 8:00. 65 degrees at noontime and 71 will be the high today. a great day today at the bus stop. cool in the suburbs.
after school in the low 70s. i give it an a because it's sunny and nice. let's see what heather gives the traffic. >> this is 78. this is before where an accident is. i have to tell you, the cross bronx west at the sheraton we had an accident reported. i will tweet that out to you. this is 78 before the accident scene. the accident is by exit 26. this is where that camera was. so, you can see there isn't any just beyond that, past route 31 is when the traffic starts to stack up. over here where route 22 branches off, hope on route 22 as your alternate to get around this until they get the accident investigation cleared. 30 minutes apiece lincoln and holland. george washington bridge is ten minutes. mass transit is doing fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. lori and ken, over to you.
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welcome back. you a thoshtsz are looking into whether a drug operation lead to a family massacre in southern ohio. they are searching for the person that shot seven adults and a teenage boy to death in their home south of columbus. investigators believe the killings were preplanned. several marijuana growing operations were found at the crime scenes but it's not clear if the marijuana had a role in the murders. >> they thought it through, executed it, well planned out and thought out. >> autopies on the bodies are expected to be completed today. we are learning more about a shooting investigation in westchester county. police say the victim is a deli worker and he is expected to survive. 25-year-old clerk was outside the deli when he was shot in the chest yesterday.
the gunman is still on the loose. the white house set to make public part of a secret chapter from a congressional report on the 9/11 attacks. the report may shed light on suspected saudi arabia connection. the disclosure would come at a time with strained relations with saudi arabia, a long time american ally. time for a check on the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans is live outside the studios on the upper west side. >> a nice morning. comfortable. get outside, get the walk, the jog in, exercise, very comfortable. let's show you live pictures. a milky sky from the camera in brooklyn to lower manhattan. 68 was the height yesterday. normal is 65. we are around 52, 53 right now. we will have a warm day today. a little warmer than yesterday. 60s at the coast. a southerly wind coming up.
a shower or two, maybe a thunderstorm tomorrow then nice weather for wednesday. it will cool down before it warms back up. good old springtime weather. temperatures as you see around 53 in the park. 52 to 51 brooklyn and queens. a southerly wind will build today. it's calm but with the southerly wind water temperature 54 degrees. cooler on the south facing shores this morning. today sunshine through the clouds. off to the west a cold front around chicago, lake superior, lake michigan. that slides eastward and gets to us tonight. there are the first showers early tomorrow morning around 2:00, 3:00 a.m. maybe a shower during the morning commute. a break then here comes the front with a shower in the afternoon right after school. it blows through quick then it's gone. we need rain.
inches short of normal rainfall for the month. after school kiddos we have a nice day. 54 this morning. after school about 71 degrees. it will be nice. huckleberries will be there waiting at the bus stop. 71, sunshine and pleasant. tonight a cloudy night then a spotty shower after midnight, 57. early tomorrow morning, a shower, sun and clouds, breezy weather, a couple of showers tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. the temperature gets close to 70. your accuweather seven-day forecast, wednesday is a beautiful day, 67. then you see another front will come through as we go to thursday. that will cool us down a bit. then we warm back up in time for the weekend. it's monday. so, you should be looking to the weekend. >> yes. i'm with you. >> have a great day. over to heather with the commute. >> subway service is on or close to schedule at this point. we have long island railroad, new jersey transit and metro
issues. cross bronx westbound near the sheraton expressway an accident. traffic is starting to back up now as you get from white plains into the area of the sheraton expressway. 10 minutes inbound george washington bridge. 30 at the lincoln and the holland tunnels as you come inbound. here is where we have a problem. 78 going east near exit 26, rattlesnake road, ongoing accident investigation. you can see traffic is just almost back to route 31 here. what you can do, hop on 22 and take route 22 as your alternate to 78. then we have these closures through oceanside because of the ongoing fire department activity. we will go up to john del giorno in newscopter 7 to give us an update on the breaking news in nassau county. john? >> reporter: you can see a lot of fire department activity at the scene.
the fire burned heavily about an hour. a thick layer of smoke drifted up. it still hangs over the eastern portion of nassau county. the fire is being control. all five of these buildings are heavily damaged. one building with a complete collapse at the rear. while it is being brought under control. a lot of activity here. this is a busy road. this is the main street through oceanside and nassau county. long beach road is shut down between wagner and atlantic. that is a stretch of about 10 blocks. we don't expect to see the roadway reopened this morning. live over oceanside, john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. a big win in brooklyn for the first time in 23 years, the
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>> diana rocco is live in oceanside. >> ken and lori, we learned that the red cross was able to come in and put the displaced people on a bus after they were standing outside for hours this morning literally watching the building burn. you can see the fire department is hard at work dousing the hot spots. take a look at how bad the fire was. we are on the 3,000 block of long beach road in oceanside. there are areas of fire burning this morning. the fire department says it started around 4:00. when they arrived heavy fire second floor. they went to work but had to building collapse. 40 minutes into the fire it went to a second alarm taking out several blocks. let's take you to news chopper 7 overhead. you can see how difficult of a fire this was to fight. it was extensive. it covered the whole block taking out for storefront and an entire apartment building. the by our count this morning
from the fire department, dozens are homeless. they are working with the red crosses to find another place for them to go. but it's been three hours. the fire department is still giving us all they got. that is the very latest from oceanside this morning, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. the fire department is still putting out hot spots after a massive fire in brooklyn. the six alarm fire is believed to have started in a garage and quickly spread to five other buildings. three were destroyed. nine people suffered minor injuries in the flames. the cause is still under investigation. mayor de blasio will be in brooklyn later today. he is certain to face questions about the campaign's role in financing democrats in 2014 in violation of state election laws. lawyers for the mayor's campaign fired back last night after the board of elections memo was leaked to the daily news.
board of trying to selectively criminalize common practices. community activist tony herbert is among those calling for the mayor to step aside. we have a final check of the commute. >> we will talk about subways first. 4 and 5 trains, issues. ems activity 59th street. local service 145th. cross bronx going west near the sheraton expressway you do have an accident being cleared away. ten minutes washington bridge. 30 minutes apiece at the lincoln and holland tunnels and in new jersey, on 78 eastbound side exit 26 we have an ongoing accident investigation. hop on route 22 as your alternate. that's the best way to go. route 80 east exit 35 another accident. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> thank you. >> a look outside, a beautiful morning. clouds, breaks of sun, comfortable temperatures. the 7:00 temperature will be 54
52 ridgewood and whitestone and cambria heights. 47 around sussex. today sunshine breaking through the clouds. we will get to 71 this afternoon. a little above normal for this time of the year. tomorrow a shower and thunderstorm. you will need your rain gear. then sunshine and nice weather wednesday. we cool down to the end of the week. make it a good day for yourselves. it will be great. >> thank you, bill. >> that is the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thank you for starting your morning with us. we are back in 25 minutes with an update. in the meantime, "good morning america" is up next. have a terrific monday. good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air -- president obama announcing he'll send hundreds of american special forces to syria arizona they ramp up