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love. >> reporter: second, try a new look. >> do a makeover, buy new clothes, change your hairstyle. >> to the person who says, patti, i hear what you're saying but i want to be me. >> good luck. i'm sorry. it's packaging. we brand everything. why wouldn't we brand ourselves? >> reporter: number three, summer is the season of love, so get going. >> when you're on the east coast and it's freezing, you better date till you mate in the summer. you got three months to work that system by labor day. >> what are your favorit >> go to the beach, see the guys play volleyball, running around with their shirts off. >> reporter: that fairy tale ending could be right around the corner. for "nightline," i'm rebecca jarvis in new york. >> speaking of love. it was mother teresa who said, "love is the fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand." thank you for watching abc news. tune into go"good morning ameri" tomorrow. as always we're online at and our "nightline"
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don't just bank.
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exclusive new video tonight, a tractor-trailer on a deadly ride barreling off the
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plus this. >> my father's pocket watch, the grandfather's gold chain. >> a victim of a brazen bank heist ring speaks out for the first time tonight after family heirlooms and savings are stolen. good evening at 11:00. i'm sade baderinwa. >> i'm david novarro. bill ritter is off. we begin with a dramatic takedown of a burglary suspect in queens. new video shows the moments after a struggle with an officer ended with police shooting the suspect. the police first alerted to the her nanny cam. >> eyewitness news reporter jim dolan is in queens with new details about the suspect. >> this woman has one of those apps on her phone that's hooked up to a camera, lets her see what's going on inside her apartment. she saw the burglary in progress. she called 911. she wasn't worried about cash or jewelry or a big screen tv. she was worried about her dog. and she may have risked her life to save that dog.
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maspeth today, guns drawn, a tense and dangerous situation, and in to all that, watch this. the woman with the gold purse starts calling for her dog, lisa. >> lisa! lisa! >> reporter: knowing there are police with guns drawn inside, she goes in anyway to get her dog, and comes out with the dog just in time it turns out. because moments later -- >> [ screaming ] [ gunshots ] >> reporter: you see the suspect run out but he was shot in the far. >> they went in and then i heard what sounded like a shot and the person apparently who was robbing the apartment ran out and ran up hall avenue. >> reporter: that's where police found 37-year-old felix perez of brooklyn, a career criminal with four burglary convictions on his record. police believe he's responsible
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as well. police later talked about what happened inside that house. >> one officer encountered a male suspect in the room. a struggle ensued. one shot was discarded, discharged by the officer's service weapon. this was a close quarters encounter. these two fought at one point near the rear of the apartment. >> the woman who went in to get her dog -- >> she just went for it. >> she didn't even think about it. her friend said. the suspect has a lengthy criminal record. he just got out of prison in june after three and a half years for burglary. reporting live from maspeth, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. an eyewitness news exclusive, dramatic new video shows a tractor-trailer on a wild and deadly ride, losing control and slamming in to cars. at the wheel of the truck, a man with 55 arrests.
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the exclusive new video. >> police say this all started about two miles that way with the hit-and-run. that driver was shot several times by cops before the head-on collision. it ended here when the truck slammed in to the building and now we have exclusive video capturing that crash. >> reporter: this is exclusive video obtained by eyewitness news showing the end of a deadly rampage caused by a speeding tractor-trailer. wa the truck slams in to parked cars on newark avenue then in to a building. the damage seen on this video, a fraction of destruction the tractor-trailer caused in elizabeth earlier this month. cops say the man behind the wheel, 57-year-old danny clyde williams. >> he has over 54 arrests, many of which include drugs or alcohol. eight felony convictions. >> reporter: williams is
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deadly crash, williams struck another vehicle then took off. moments later an off duty cop saw him swerving, tried stopping him, even fired a shot at him. police say williams kept going, struck several more cars, drove through a police barricade where cops opened fire. they hit him several times. and that's all before the head-on collision killing oakley and injuring two friends riding with him. steven owens, one of those friends. >> i want to bring him back and him to get better. >> back here live, a memorial for jeffrey oakley killed in the crash. williams pled not guilty in court. he was charged with aggravated manslaughter among other charges. if convicted, he could spend up to 40 years in prison. reporting live in elizabeth, cefaan kim, channel 7 eyewitness news. a plea tonight for a hit-and-run driver to turn himself in from the family of one of the men killed by a car in brooklyn.
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cypress hills section. surveillance video captured the moments before and after the horrible crash. police say the driver hit the two men along with two parked cars before he took off on foot. time for accuweather. i'm meteorologist lee goldberg. fortunate to avoid the flooding rains today. a flood watch goes till 6:00 in the morning, hudson valley, much of new jersey as well. we've watched a few downpours flare up over sullivan, ulster. most of us, cloudy couple spr 73 in new york city. as we head in to the morning hours, looking about 70 degrees. could be a couple showers. a couple flooding downpours across the area. look to a warmer end of the week. your weekend accuweather forecast never too early for that. 7-day accuweather in just a few minutes. the new york city health department joining the cdc and issuing a travel advisory for parts of southern florida due to the zika virus. the warning is for a
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the winwood neighborhood. 14 cases of zika virus have been confirmed there. the patients apparently got the virus from mosquitos in that area. pregnant women are being told to avoid the area and anyone who has visited the neighborhood since mid-june should tested. abc news' dr. richard besser is in miami and he says you should expect the virus to spread. >> this cluster taking place in this part of miami won't be the only cluster of zika we see. there's so much travel between new york, between the whole zika is transmitting. those people who come back become the potential source for local transmission in place where's the mosquito exists. >> and congress recently took off for a seven-week vacation without approving emergency zika funding that president obama requested months ago. meanwhile, researchers say they are one step closer to creating a zika vaccine. the first round of trials is already underway. in the wake of the democratic convention, hillary clinton finds herself retaking
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the white house. a new cnn poll shows clinton at 52%, trump at 43%. clinton now has support of 50% of independent voters. that's up 13 points since just last weekend. trump's ongoing feud with the parents of a fallen u.s. soldier likely not helping him in the polls. the gop nominee has been harshly criticized for publically tangling with muslim gold star action in iraq in 2004. tonight trump refusing to apologize or even drop the fight. >> horrible things were said about me. i think it was frankly very tough so all i did was respond and i will always respond. >> mccain releasing statements today, denouncing trump's comments about the kahns. billionaire warren buffett joined clinton on the campaign trail in nebraska tonight.
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challenge to trump to release his tax returns. buffet saying if he did, he'd then release his. so far no comment from trump. over the weekend, billionaire mark cuban campaigned amongst clinton as well. authorities questioning why hot air balloon operators are not held to the same standard as airline pilots after the deadliest hot air balloon accident in u.s. history. records show alfred skip nichols was able to keep flying balloons drunk driving convictions and two stints in prison. saturday the balloon he was piloting when it went up in flames and fell to the ground in texas, killing all 16 people onboard. >> balloon pilots are not required to have a medical certificate. so that goes back i think to the issue of oversight, of commercial balloon operators. should they be held to a different standard than somebody who is flying an airplane for
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says nichols has been sober for several years. meanwhile, investigators have learned the top vent of the balloon was open to release air and the pilot signaled he was landing before crashing in to power lines. a legal twist tonight in the notorious etan patz murder case. jose ramos was once suspected of killing the boy. with etan's murder. hernandez faces a retrial this fall after the jury deadlocked on the first trial. ramos remains in prison for an unrelated case. police on long island are trying to figure out who torched trucks used by a tree service and why. four trucks belonging to anderson's tree service in islip were destroyed when they went up in flames today. police are now looking at surveillance video that shows at least one culprit accidentally lighting his own arm on fire as he doused a truck with gasoline.
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the queens midtown tunnel and it could cause delays for you. one queens-bound lane will be closed for maintenance work. that will continue throughout the week. the closure will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day, tomorrow through friday. frightening moments at laguardia airport when a plane full of passengers blew a tire during its landing. the delta flight from tampa was then held on the taxiway for inspection. its tire repaired while passengers waited onboard. got off. none of the 115 people onboard injured. new at 11:00, for the first time we hear from a victim of a brazen bank heist and the precious items stolen from her safety deposit box. >> caught on camera, smash and fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working.
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a rocklin county surveillance camera catching a mailbox vandal in action.
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destroyed. investigators say vandals have recently targeted mailboxes in the pearl river area. to thieves, it was millions of dollars worth of loot. to a victim, it was a precious memory of her parents' love stolen. their wedding ring. and money she meant to leave for her kids one day after two banks were hit. cops say the three suspects arrested broke in to the banks through the ceiling. here's carolina leid. angry. then i cried thinking of the items and the sentiment attached to it. >> reporter: joyce talking about the things that can't be replaced. their value not counted in dollars, rather, in memory. >> i had actually my mother's engagement, wedding ring, dinner ring, my father's pocket watch, the other grandfather's gold
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valuables goes on and includes $10,000 in cash for her children and grandchildren. mcdonough is one of many victims who had valuables stolen in the safety deposit boxes from a bank in borough park, brooklyn. >> you're under the impression that you're renting a safe deposit box in a safe place. i could have lost it in a the expression, i could have put it under the mattress. >> reporter: police say three men took a blow torch to the roofs of both banks and made off with more than $5 million in cash and goods. michael krista dulu had government bonds, expensive watches, documents and family heirlooms in his safe deposit box in queens. fortunately his was not stolen. >> i'm lucky i have my belongings and i have them at home now.
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detailed list of what was stolen. fbi agents will take the items that were recovered and return them to their rightful owners. keep in mind, safe deposit boxes are not insured. reporting in rego park, carolina leid, channel 7 eyewitness news. new tonight, a free performance by some broadway stars in support of the black lives matter movement. for a night of unity through artistic expression and conversation. >> it was important for us to stop being angry on social media and figure out ways to be active. i really believe that if the right people are in the room, the right answers can be produced. it seemed like the right idea to create a platform for people to be able to inform and illuminate the possibilities. >> the evening was co-sponsored by columbia's law school.
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time lapse video showing a destructive wildfire that's charred at least 3500 acres. a state of emergency has been declared in the area as firefighters continue to try to gain control of the spreading flames dubbed the roaring lion fire in montana. it's still not yet clear how many homes have been destroyed. the fire started yesterday, quickly forcing area residents to flee their homes. >> fire is out west and floods in the east. thankfully not for us today. parts of the area saw six inches of rain of ocean county. tonight it's dry air but cloudy. empire state building was in subway series colors earlier now, all in pinstripes. laura behnke will have highlights in just a moment. 73 degrees. humidity to match. it is still rather humid out. easterly wind off the ocean helped suppress any thunderstorms or downpours developed today. pressure right now on the rise. the high today an even 80 degrees. 4 degrees below average. light rainfall amounts at least today.
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inches of rainfall. isolated slow moving downpours. mainly in our northern suburbs. through the hudson valley tonight, a few of those could drift in to connecticut, maybe long island in the morning. just a spotty shower tomorrow through the afternoon hours. turning comfy and drier midweek. our numbers tonight aren't dropping very much. we're in the low to mid 70s. comfortable around 70, 71 tomorrow morning. some spotty showers and an isolated downpour. brightening as the day goes on. clouds still dominate but later in the day it could turn partly sunny and the upper 70s. there are your downpours not far from kingston, pine plains, northern part of ulster and duchess county. to the south, specks of light, light showers here. some of the heavier downpours flare up overnight in to the hudson valley and try to dive down in to connecticut and long island tomorrow morning. that's around 6:00 in the morning. might be a few trouble spots. otherwise most of the area mostly cloudy with a scattered shower. spotty shower in the afternoon
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see light showers or just stay dry. tomorrow night is when we really start to dry out. spotty shower tomorrow. finally high pressure is cleaning house, driving this front away, lowering our humidity as we go in to wednesday. that's going to be a really beautiful day and even nighter on thursday and in to friday. tropics, this is still not a named storm. it's still invess 97. it will continue its track to southern mexico over five or six days. would be earl if it were named. mostly cloudy scattered showers. isolated downpour tomorrow morning. about 70. 78 during the day. clouds will break for a little sun. tomorrow night finally no more umbrellas. partly cloudy. 69. here's the 7-day accuweather forecast. 78 tomorrow. on wednesday, this is really looking good. it's not that it's so warm in the middle 80s but we have a lot of sunshine out there. same idea on thursday, 81. then we'll heat things up in to
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might be a passing shower or thunderstorm on saturday. that's not a wash-out by any means. nice and warm. sunday looks warm. and in to the middle 80s right where we should be. jeff smith is in for bill evans tomorrow morning with an update on the showers for your morning commute. a surprising marriage proposal involving the nypd. it's now under investigation. >> plus, a bear goes for for a ride on a garbage truck but just wait till you see how it gets down. >> first let's check in with jimmy kimmel to see what he's got for us tonight. bachelorette, jojo and her
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nypd officials are investigating a romantic gesture that could land some officers in
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his girlfriend by pulling over his car and accusing the couple of transporting weapons and drugs. when the man's girlfriend opened the trunk, balloons came pouring out and he got down on one knee. police commissioner bill bratton says the use of departmental vehicles may have been a violation of protocol. >> but it's so romantic. curious bear on the hunt for food caught on camera hitching a ride on a garbage truck. a firefighter in new mexico shot this cell phone video which is quickl bear on top of a large garbage truck in los alamos. fortunately the quick thinking driver, see what he's doing? he's backing the truck up next to a tree. he says come on, you know what to do. there you go. it's nice and safe. >> very smart move there. in tonight's health alert, a surprising study finding people with extra body fat may not
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attack. researchers in sweden found people with a higher body mass index in their twin did not have an increased risk of heart attack or death. they were more likely to have type 2 diabetes. >> i don't know about that. my heart has been racing a little bit watching the baseball game tonight. >> fun times. doesn't matter what the records are. >> it was a good game. >> yankees-mets, always a good one. it's one of the biggest days in the baseball season and not just because the trade deadline was this afternoon. at least not in these parts. rivalry week is here. th off the subway series tonight and free baseball was in order. as for that trade deadline, it was far from boring today for
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let's feed him to the sharks! squuuuack, let's feed him to the sharks! yay! and take all of his gold! and take all of his gold! ya! and hide it from the crew! ya...? squuuuack, they're all morons anyway! i never said that. they all smell bad too. no! you all smell wonderful! i smell bad! if you're a parrot, you repeat things. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. squuuuack, it's what you do. laura behnke here with sports. the subway series never gets old. >> it's so fun. 2-2, both stadiums getting involved, back-to-back, it's great. it does lack a little bit of drama. the yankees coming in on a four-game losing streak. it's still the subway series and pride along with potential playoff positioning all on the line as the four-game home and home series began at citifield tonight.
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the deadline last year, coming up big on deadline day this year. a home run for the 1-0 mets lead. after the yankees would take the lead, struggles continuing. matt reynolds, taking him deep. three-run home run. mets go back up 5-3. in the 8th, they get their revenge. dd gregorius brings in two runs and this game is all tied up. time for free baseball. top of the 10th, starlin castro lifting it up for the deep flyball. enough for the sac fly. betances would earn his first save since becoming the closer. yanks take game 1. today far more than just the start of the subway series. prior to this one was the all important trade deadline at 4:00 this afternoon. yankees and mets were busy till the very end. let's begin with the amazings who brought in a big bat acquiring jay bruce from the reds. outfielder was cincinnati's rbi
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herrera and wotell to cincy. he's not a perfect fit but his offense is much needed. the yankees continued their efforts as sellers. sending carlos beltran to the rangers in exchange for three pitching prospects. one of the prospects, dylan tate, the fourth overall pick in last year's draft. the 39-year-old beltran set to be a treej at -- set to be a free agent at the end of the season. they continue to stockpile prospects. it's been disappointing. this season to date. i think these transactions over the last week especially were trying to take bad and turn it in to good. >> all we can do is try to acquire as many good players as we can to put ourselves in a position to maybe have that magic again. last week amar'e stoudemire signed with the knicks so he could retire from the nba.
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game of basketball. he's inked a two-year contract to play with the jerusalem basketball club. in a press conference at madison square garden, stoudemire was an owner of the team. he moves his family to israel for this very unique opportunity. >> it's very, very emotional. also a spiritual journey for us as well. now we're playing with jerusalem, it allows me to take care of both, spiritual journey and also being able to continue my pfe >> there's a very, very good chance that everyone at the nfl office arrived for work a little bit earlier than usual because tom coughlin is in the house. if you're on time, you know you're late. he began in the league office where he's serving as senior advisor to football operations, a role the nfl created just for him. coughlin will work on a variety of issues to support and improve the game.


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