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developing hundreds of of a massive fire at a queens warehouse. several streets are shut down. we have a live report from the scene. the search for a killer continues after a jogger is found dead in a park. the leads investigators are focusing on right now. and as zika fears spread a new warning for consumers. how scammers are preying on those fears to make money. good morning i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato.
and traffic. >> reporter: ken and lori, happy thursday morning to the both of you. we have this buffalo stretch of weather that continues for a couple of days. we start with 68 this morning minus the fog right? when the sun comes up we'll get a head start and temperatures in the 60s. long branch and wrightstown will quickly climb near 80 degrees. bridgeport 64, 62 for white 95 in monticello. more humid tomorrow, near 90 on saturday. we'll be tracking storms then. until then the satellite radar picture looking great this morning. northeast winds are calm. we'll go for a high today of 81 degrees in new york city. that is weather. now here's heather o'rourke with a look at your drive and your commute this morning.
71st avenue. all or transit systems running on our close to schedule except for the l, and m, with track work. the crossbronx express way eastbound webster avenue into the sheridan, we have construction. not backed up to the george washington bridge but the longer it is out there the chances that will happen. street cleaning rules in effect. ken? firefighters are putting out hot spots hours after a 5- several streets are still shut down. kimberly richardson live in sunnyside with the latest. >> reporter: good morning ken. take a look, crews are still out here dumping water on what is left this factory. 37th street just off queens boulevard, where more than 250 firefighters have been working all night to get a handle on
7:30 last night. the reason it was so intense is it was fueled by tons of lumber and chemicals, things like paint and lacquer. at its peak this blaze reached five alarms and caused part of the roof of this one story building to collapse. at one point some of the firefighters from the first units on scene got trapped inside the building the chief called a mayday. the crews did get out safely but that is when this operation switched to an exterior tack. of this company is new york custom interior mill work corporation. smoke could be seen for miles away. officials say in terms of the structure, amazingly, it wasn't a total loss. >> through aggressive actions, we were able to save the businesses on both sides and on the rear of the building. through very aggressive actions, while the one business was lost and it is always a problem for the people who were
save the businesses of the people without injuries. >> reporter: and back here live again firefighters still dumping water on hot spots. this is 37th street just off queens boulevard. if you live in this area depending on which way the wind switches there is still a lot of smoke in the air so watch out for that. here's what you need to know heading out the door in terms of queens boulevard, it is also a lot of the side streets in this area are closed. as far as the subways, we are told they are back to normal schedule. i have seen several eastbound number 7 trains heading this way. i haven't seen any heading toward manhattan, but that may be just because of the hour it is. much more coming up in the next hour, kimberly richardson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> great information kimberly. thank you. 4:34. new this morning police are investigating a homicide near
man was stabbed to death on a bench found around 2:00 a.m. the crime scene not impacting ferry service this morning. police remain on the scene of a murder. hundreds remembered to gather -- hundreds gathered to remember the life of a woman who simply went out for a jog. mallory? >> reporter: lori, people in this neighborhood waking up still waiting for answers, trying to understand how have happened here. as you can see a command post is set up near the area where that body was found. 30-year-old corrina veterano's death ruled a homicide. her clothes were in disarray, suggesting a possible sexual
a jog around 5:00 on tuesday evening. when she didn't come back family reported her missing. ultimately her body was discovered at 9:00 that night by her father. the devastating discovery was made in the marsh of spring creek park about 14 blocks from where she was living. she typically ran on the path with her dad, but on this occasion he didn't go, because of an injury. a childhood friend is now remembering her. >> really smart girl. well spoken, very witty person, she was a fun person to be around. >> reporter: and this morning, investigators still trying to understand if this was a random attack, or if this 30-year-old woman did, in fact, know her attacker. in the meantime people who live here tell us they are nervous just to send their kids outside. channel 7 eyewitness news.
rampage that killed one woman and injured five others in london. an officer used a stun gun to take down the 19-year-old man in russell square. one of the injured believed to be an american. mental health is being called a major factor in the attack but officials are not ruling out terrorism. the city of orlando looking to make the site of the deadliest massacre in modern history a memorial. the city wants to buy the pulse nightclub. pulse's owner has met with the mayor, but the spokes pers blimp. the mayor wants to make it a permanent memorial but it is up to the club's owner about what will happen next. 49 were killed, dozens injured at the club when a gunman opened fire in june. happening today the new york city health department will be in staten island and the bronx for another round of mosquito spraying to try to prevent the spread of the zika and west nile viruses.
crack down on companies pedaling zika scams. cease and desist letters were sent to companies that falsely advertise zika prevention products. ken, lori good morning to you. we start off with beautiful skies. another dry dray as daylight approaches we will have temperatures climbing into the 70s. now as the day goes on, we get that heat it go takes our temperatures to slightly below av time of year. another dry day, a beautiful pattern. comfortable for today and tomorrow. a little more humidity sneaking in tomorrow afternoon. near 90 saturday with storms sunday as the drier half of the weekend. wall to wall sunshine for the northeast region, showers and storms off to the south of us but nothing to slow down the weather pattern that we've got of the outside your door today beautiful skies looking for temperatures to
the afternoon. the latest on the commute with heather o'rourke. >> reporter: we do not have any major problems on the fdr drive. an accident on 96th street has been cleared away. verrazano bridge over into brooklyn, police are directing traffic to the upper levels. we have police activity on the verrazano bridge. back with that in a couple of minutes. looking at bqe northeast into atlantic avenue, two lanes closed down. that eand f, track work at 75th avenue. uptown trains are terminating at forest hills 71st avenue a result. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north doing fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken over to you. heather thank you. 4:39. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. the man shot by police in queens earlier this week faces a judge. why his lawyer says the shooting was unjustified. also ahead, more obstacles
panic of passengers aboard a jumbo jet caught on camera seconds before explosion. cell phone video shows how passengers scrambled to escape the emirates airplane seconds after it skidded down the runway in dubai airport. this just after the evacuation, a huge ball of flames erupted from the flames. a firefighter was killed during the explosion. officials say the landing gear may not have deployed properly, but the cause is still under investigation.
felix perez on a nanny cam monday and called 911. perez was shot in the groin during a struggle with police. his lawyer tells eyewitness news the shooting was not justified. >> you don't shoot somebody who is unarmed. you just don't. there is other ways of doing it. you don't shoot somebody in the groin. >> reporter: perez was released from the hospital yesterday. people in maryland are still not back in their homes, after devastating floods week. homeowners were originally told they could briefly go back in, but that changed after officials determined two buildings needed to be demolished. high waters damaged a total of 135 buildings in the historic town. two people were killed in the flooding. more than $15,000 has been raised now for their families. also the massive flooding creating another problem, a massive leak of sewage.
every day. the crews are having a pretty hard time fixing the leak because it is difficult to access that area. >> you were saying you visit that had area right? >> i grew up in silver springs not too far from there. it is known for the antiquing. it is a quaint, beautiful town that has grown over time, but it still held on to its magical quaint town that it is. you hate to see something like this happen. >> so sad. freeze in for bill. >> reporter: yeah it will take a long time to clean that up naturally. that is a lot to contend with. for us around here a beautiful start is expected this morning as the sun comes up. yesterday was fantastic. just low 80s across much of the area. and again, we start with 68 in central park and going for a high of 81 degrees. southeast winds will continue 5
take. this weather is very, very nice. the stretch for one more day humidity will increase and we'll see changes. 66 in howard beach. murray hill 68. sunset park in the upper 60s. 62 for white plains, a lot cooler north and west. 55 in monticello. 56 in south jersey and islip currently at 61. a repeat day from yesterday. more humid tomorrow, and we really heat up on saturday 90. and then storms coming in. if you are looking for the better half of the weekend, certainly sunday is the spot we'll focus on for now. a nice window, box, if you will protected from the storms. right through the northeast we are rain-free for the next couple of days. on the futurecast, you can watch through the afternoon, temperatures do push into the upper 70s and low 80s but comfortable, a quiet weather pattern, through friday morning things looks nice. a few clouds might creep in
to the west. we are still shower free through friday afternoon and saturday the storms will be back in play. air quality is good today. uv index rating at a 9. wellness weather takes us to pollen counts moderate to high and grasses are the main concern with that. this afternoon 81 degrees, nice. practically san diego, like i said. this is what they have day off day after day. it is a nice treat for us the first week of august. mainly clear and comfortable. the city. tomorrow temperatures up a degree or two, still low humidity for the afternoon. it starts to increase by the afternoon, and then we are sticky over the weekend, meaning saturday we have 88 with showers, and then sunday we've got another beautiful day. this, i think is really the better half of the weekend, monday, tuesday and wednesday temperatures will be in the low to mid-80s. if you are planning outdoors, again, sunday is the one that will continue to be the nicer one. saturday is the one that we are going to feature with the
week of august, and pretty nice around here. but the sticky is back over the weekend. also at the beaches, tomorrow, temperatures will be in the 70s. so it will be a cool day at the beaches, really nice and comfortable. hard to beat it in august, when we are usually sweat it go out. >> -- sweat it go out. >> -- sweating it out. >> with heather now. >> reporter: we are going to look at this. going to the verrazano bridge, we have police activity on the upper level, at least one lane closed down. you must go down to that lower level if you can. the eand f, trains track work at 75th avenue so some trains are terminating at forest hills 71st avenue as a result of that. l and m, trains, track work in place. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north all doing okay, no major problems
northeast getting up into atlantic avenue, you have two lanes closed down there that of course, because of construction. you have construction at the george washington bridge the lincoln and the holland. the george washington bridge you can see that coming across the span left to right much different picture than yesterday where it was bumper to bumper, and the crossbronx east going from webster avenue to the sheridan more construction. street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken over to you. you. 4:48. the olympic torch arrived by sea to rio. the flame was handed over to the mayor who later made a few laps around the city with the torch held high. the torch will travel 56 miles throughout the city. it has traveled for over three months across all corners of brazil visiting over 300 cities. the games begin august 5th. vice president joe biden has been honored for his
shot program. president obama put biden at the head of the $1 billion cancer initiative earlier this year. its job is to shoot for the moon as researchers try to speed up the search for cures and treatments. tesla says it is expanding and will unveil plans for making an electric semi-truck, and a mini bus. the plans are expanded for 6 to as many as five years. tesla's quarter early earnings report shows -- quarterly earnings report shows losses ballooned to twice what wall street had expected. and it has been 226 years since alexander hamilton founded the coast guard. what better way to celebrate than having the cast of the hit musical hamilton take a ride on the u.s. coast guard cutter
coast guard eagle. hamilton commissioned what we now know as the coast guard on august 4, 1790. the ship will be available for public tours throughout the weekend at the intrepid pier. >> it would be very cool if he was alive today and saw the show. >> that would be news worthy. >> yes, it would be. a whole different newscast. coming up a transgender using the bathroom for the gender with which he identifies. a bizarre police chase in
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be a serious security flaw with the new chip-based credit cards. thieves have found a way, of course they have, to rewrite the code on the card's magnetic strip. it is supposed to tell a payment machine to use the strip. but it makes the card appear to be a chipless scarred that allows the thieves to keep counterfeiting. upgrading to the apparently flawed chip system could cost them $25 billion. >> of course if you take the credit cd it on a computer you don't need the chip at all. >> i can't tell you what a pain in the, it is with the chip. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. clearly lori, it is a pain in the neck. >> yes. >> thank you. thank you. >> i mean, to me this is the death of the cab the chip.
anything, i don't have to wait for the chip it is automatic. it goes through my phone. thank you. >> reporter: at the cvs or walgreens i don't know which it is there is like 18 buttons with the chip. >> do you swipe? >> i don't like it. 68 degrees. meanwhile i have four children waiting around me. here's your accu-weather 7- day forecast. another picture perfect day and no chip required. and sticky over the weekend. saturday storms around, high of 88. sunday is the better day, 85 degrees. heather with a look at the roads. >> reporter: yeah but there is nothing as good as a chip witch. the bruckner southbound near country club road you have the accident being cleared away. verrazano bridge, brooklyn- bound, upper level. two lanes are blocked off as a result of that, so that is
start backing traffic up onto the long island expressway. eand f, trains uptown some terminating at forest hills 71st avenue as a result. l and m, track work should be cleared up in a couple of minutes. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north on or close. street cleaning rules in effect. lori over to you. heather thank you. president obama turns 95 today. but the birthday wishes st 55 today but the birthday wishes started last night. the president mocked his own signs of age during the democratic convince. his hair has fully gone gray. but his latest medical report shows the president is 5 pounds lean and amazingly, half an inch taller. >> how does that happen? a 4 control boy in north
a police officer is seeing love from law enforcement around the country. >> after the little boy was diagnosed with leukemia, his parents decided to reach out to police. colt river's parents created a facebook page devoted to their son asking for first responders to send the little boy badges. since then colt has gotten more than 800 patches displayed on his wall. >> it happened so quickly. it blows us away. without a doubt. that, that we received. >> do you want to be a police officer? >> uh-huh. >> how come? >> because i like them protecting. >> colt has even met a few in person, they visited him in the hospital with their k-9 rocky. 4:57 closing in on 5:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning. we are following a massive fire in queens after a warehouse
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developing at 5:00 a.m., this is a live queens. a warehouse is destroyed and now it is affecting traffic in the area. the search is on for a killer this morning after a jogger's body was found in the marshes of howard beach. >> good morning i'm lori stokes. and i'm ken rosato. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with meteorologist amy freeze in for bill. >> reporter: clear skies out there, it is another beautiful day. temperatures were so easy to
starting with 68 in central park. temperatures in the low 80s, slightly below average for this time of year. danbury a cool 55. 63 on for norwalk. brookhaven 57. montauk at 57 as well. toms river temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s and a cool 55 for monticello. as the sun gets going today no showers expected the northeast. so we stay dry yet again. northeast winds becoming southeast as we speak. 78 by noon. a high of 81 in new york city today. temperatures back in the low 70s. the accu-weather 7-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. right now weather and heather. now is the ride and the drive today? >> reporter: a problem on the bruckner, southbound side near country club road an accident.
couple of lanes closed down. verrazano bridge, brooklyn- bound upper level, police activity. two lanes closed down on the upper level. go with the lower level if you can, that is your a around this problem. eand f, trains track work at 75th avenue. some uptown trains are terminating at forest hills 71st avenue as a result. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north all running on or close to schedule. northeast getting up into atlantic avenue, two lanes are closed down. let's look at a web cam and show you how things are moving along. onto the bqe up into the area of brooklyn bridge, it is moving a lot better. street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken over to you. thank you very much heather. developing this morning new video just in from a scene of a homicide near the staten island ferry. a 30-year-old plan was found stabbed to death on a bench around 2:00 this morning.
is not impacting ferry service this morning. also developing, crews are still working to put out the 5- alarm fire that burned through a woodworking factory in queens. here's a live look at the scene. keep in mind streets are shut down in this area and firefighters are pouring water on hot spots. this is video from late last night when huge flames devoured this one story building in cave in. four firefighters suffered minor injuries. the health department is advising people in the area to close windows and reduce outdoor activity where smoke is present. detectives are searching for a killer in queens after a woman was found dead in the marshes of howard beach. >> reporter: gm. there are still no suspects in this case. you can see a command post set
was found. 200 people attended a vigil for 30-year-old corrina veterano. the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide and said she was strangled. investigators say her clothes were in disarray, suggesting a possible sexual assault. investigators say she left home for a jog around 5:00 tuesday evening. when she didn't return, family reported her missing. 9:00 that night by her father. the devastating discovery was made in the marshes of spring creek park about 14 blocks from where she was living. she typically ran on the path with her dad, but on this occasion he didn't go because of an injury. now an entire neighborhood is on edge. >> it is a terrible tragedy. i don't know what else to say you know? it is frightening. i go bike riding every day.
we are howard beach. >> i hope they catch the animal that did it. this happened in our own backyard. our neighborhood. the neighborhood is tight and the whole community is going to come together right now. >> reporter: investigators are now looking into crime patterns in nearby neighborhoods. they say it is still unclear if this 30-year-old knew her attacker. live on howard beach, mallory huff channel 7 eyewitness news. mallory thank you. the suspect arrested for a robber connected to the shooting of a 4-year-old girl. 19-year-old fried bruce opened fire on willow street july -- floyd bruce opened fire on willow street. he was involved in an unrelated armed robbery days later. the same gun was used in the shooting of the little girl. 5:05. the war within the republican party continues this morning. donald trump is staying the
attend a private, $5000 per person cocktail party fundraiser tonight in suffolk county. but a new fox news poll shows hillary clinton leading trump by 10 points, 49 to 39%. maggie is joining us now from washington with more on the widening gop divide. >> reporter: good morning lori. as donald trump's republican support continues to slip away, the candidate says his campaign is stronger than ever. doing really well. it's never been so well united. right now it is the best in terms of being united that it has been since we began. >> reporter: but republican leaders see a campaign implode and go are practically begging trump to reign it in. >> you have one person to attack.
trump personally to express frustration with the direction of his campaign and at his attacks on the parents of a fallen muslim american soldier. the concern comes as hillary clinton has opened up a 10- point lead over her republican rival donald trump, according to a new poll from fox news. that is up 6 points from one month ago. vice presidential candidate mike pence broke with trump yesterday by endorsing paul been working on contingency plans should trump leave the race. hillary clinton not missing her opportunity to knock trump stopped by a tie company in denver yesterday. >> i really would like him to explain why he paid chinese workers to make trump ties. >> reporter: continuing on to mock trump's campaign slogan. saying if he wants to make america great again he should start by making things in
new fundraising numbers out show trump narrowing the gap between him and hillary clinton. she got a record $90 million in july while trump brought in more than $80 million. and according to his campaign most of it was from small, passionate donors. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist amy freeze looking at the gw b. waiting for the sun to come up. worries. in fact practically a repeat of what we had yesterday where temperatures get to below average but a comfortable 80- degree range. long island starting in the 50s and 60s. almost cool when you step outside. across the sound 63 in norwalk and denver. much cooler temperatures north and west of the city. monticello 55 andover currently at 56 degrees. no weather worries about showers. we are storm free today.
really good. we go through the next 24 hours without any threat of showers and in fact through the early part of the weekend, friday is looking good. saturday afternoon we have storms coming in. expect 70s, high today of 81. amy unfortunately we have ongoing police activity on the verrazano bridge. you can see the back-up coming off the staten island expressway trying to get onto the bridge and there we go. lots of delays. let's head over to our maps of the the police activity is upper level. two lanes are closed. go dot lower level if you can get there. eand f, track work at 75th avenue. l.i.e. exits 21 to 22 quite a back-up as you head through that spot. bruckner country club road an accident is being cleared and construction on the crossbronx east from webster avenue into the sheridan. long island railroad, jersey
and we do have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the search for a suspect in the sewers of new jersey. how he ended up there, and why police are looking for him. a driver slams into a home in new jersey. [ children shouting playfully ] this is the last one i'm getting for her. -no, it's not. -no, it's not. back to school or back for more? staples has low prices... period. staples. make more happen. your daughter wants to stay organic. your husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients.
call crime stoppers. a search will resume for a man who ran from a traffic stop, dived into the pasaic river and then tried to escape into the storm drains under newark. the escape brought out police from newark and neighboring harrison where the man was first stopped. the suspect ran across the bridge and then dived into the river to avoid capture. for awhile he was holding on to a support on the underside of the bridge street bridge. bad river? >> hey man it is dirty jersey. people do crazy things to survive. it is what it is. >> but they were looking for him and they confined him? >> they couldn't find him. from what i heard he was hiding in the sewer pipes in the sewer line. >> well police pulled open manhole covers and used special camera equipment to look for the man. they say this morning's search could turn into a recovery operation if the man is still in the pipes at high tide.
into a home and it was caught on camera the homeowner says minutes later the driver backed out and drove off. two cars parked outside the home were hit and damaged. if you have information on this call police. 5:14. the yanks are hoping for a repeat performance in the bronx as they close in on winning the annual subway series. the mets took an early lead back. a fast ball in his left shin from steven mats. both benches cleared, no punches thrown though. just a little chest to chest action. yankees win it 9-5 and take the series lead. fourth and final game tonight 7:05 at the stadium. >> i'm still stuck about the young man. dirty jersey. >> yeah called it dirty jersey. 5:14. let's check in with amy.
you. we start off with clear skies. it really is going to be a beautiful start to the day, as soon as the sun comes up we'll get this day underway, real a repeat of yesterday in a lot of ways. southeast winds 5 punishment temperatures in the upper 60s low 70s. howard beach good morning 65 to you. white stone right now 70 degrees. 68 currently in murray hill. temperatures in the 50s though north and west, going back into monticello 55 ri plains you have 61 and belmar currently at 62. we set the stage here for another beautiful day, practically picture perfect right? yesterday was eye deal. becomes more humid -- ideal. becomes more humid tomorrow. we steer the temperatures back to near 90. saturday could feature storms. the better half of the weekend is going to be sunday at this point. no storms to talk about this morning. in fact we roll through the
hours the entire east coast looking for beautiful skies and no real weather worries around here. storms do roll in for saturday the first half of the weekend. so fine finish tomorrow, expect more humidity as we get a stronger flow from the southwest. meaning air coming up from places where it is hot and humid. for today, winds if you are going to the beach, you are going to be doing some boating east, southeast winds up to 10 knots, waves 3 water temperature as warm as 78 degrees in some spots. the rip current risk is moderate this afternoon nice with sunshine. 81 the high. 60s in the suburbs. again we are waking up to 50s this morning. this has been the last couple of nights, almost window open kind of weather overnight. more humid on friday, a high of 84. the accu-weather forecast, it does get a lot warmer saturday and sunday. we are going to feel that in the form of humidity as well.
laugh of weekend, -- better half of the weekend, monday tuesday and wednesday looking like beautiful days as well. as far as storms or any measurable rain around here, saturday looks to be the day. this day actually could create some heavy downpours, at times. this will be one to watch. a reminder the humidity will be back again, that always increases the amount of moisture the storms have to work with. so accu-weather 7-day forecast, wow, what a week for the first official of august. >> sweet. >> very comfortable right? >> i think that is better. that is a good thing. >> first full week i should have said. sometimes i get the official and unofficial seasoning names right. first full week of august ken how do you like that? >> i love it. i love it good. >> i love it good? sounds like words to a song or something. >> that is a whole new discussion. >> sometimes the words don't
going to the verrazano bridge. you can see traffic is backing up along the staten island expressway trying to get onto the verrazano bridge. once you get onto the bridge you are bumper to bumper as you move across the span. this is going to the lower level. let's go over to our maps. verrazano bridge brooklyn-bound upper level police activity. two lanes closed down. eand f, the l.i.e. east exits 21, 22 construction, slight delay in that spot. bruckner south country club road an accident. street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information on the risk of heart disease as women approach menopause. and to infinity and beyond.
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beach film festival. the first time they will be shown at the local theater that had to be extensively repaired after superstorm sandy. weather in long beach today. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic will be cooler than other places. 70s expected at many of the beach locations for this morning. as the sun comes up, we are expecting clear skies. 68 is the number we have right now in central park. we were going for a high today day forecast friday we get more muggy with temperatures in the mid-80s. saturday it really heats up. that is also the day we could get storms in the area. sunday looks like the better laugh of the weekend. temperatures in the low to mid- 80s early next week. the latest on traffic with heather o'rourke. amy the verrazano bridge that is traffic getting into the upper level and coming across the staten island expressway. go with the lower level if you can. that is where this traffic is
our maps. verrazano bridge brooklyn-bound upper level police activity, two lanes are closed down. e, and f, track work. l.i.e. east exits 21, 22 construction. ken and lori over to you. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, what people in two boroughs will notice today as the city works to get creamy swirls of pure indulgence. silky sifts of total transcendence.
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is impacting air quality and the commute in queens. plus a plan of attack today to prevent the spread of two dangerous mosquito-borne viruses in the city. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: lori and ken, good morning to you. we are starting off with clear skies across the area. it is going to be a repeat of yesterday. in a lot of ways. picture perfect. the skies look good, the feel good and we are also keeping the humidity low another day. 68 degrees in central park. the forecast calling for these numbers to climb to near 80 degrees. we have 55 in monticello. 56 in white plains. 56 degrees and on long island, brentwood, currently it is 60. hard to scare up a cloud right now with this weather pattern. here is the planning forecast today.
all day. a high of 81 in the city and temperatures falling back in the 70s by sunset. i'll have the full accu-weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. we have a mess at the verizon bridge -- verrazano bridge. two lanes closed down. go with the lower level. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north running on or close to schedule. any of this problem as you head down the bronx on the bruckner is being cleared. look at the george washington bridge, looks good as you come across that upper level. a little bit of a slow down as you near the bronx side of the span. there is a reason for that. we have the crossbronx eastbound webster avenue into the sheridan with a construction project. things are starting to to the george washington bridge. we also are looking at this, and this is the l.i.e., eastbound side exit 21 to 22. street cleaning rules are from
it is 5:31. huge flames and smoke could be seen for miles as a warehouse was destroyed by a massive fire in queens. >> firefighters are still on the scene 10 hours later. eyewitness news reporter kimberly richardson is joining us from sunnyside. >> reporter: good morning lori and ken. in terms of the air quality out here, because of the smoke, which at times is still pretty thick, officials are advising to keep your windows closed. also to limit any outdoor activity. take a look. clues are still out here dumping water on what is left of this woodworking factory. this is 37th street just off queens boulevard. this fire started around 7:30 last night. more than 250 firefighters have been working all night and this morning, trying to get a handle on things. this inferno was so intense because it was being fueled by
blaze reached five alarms. firefighters say the factory run by new york custom interior mill work corporation was destroyed but crews were able to save some of the businesses on both sides of the factory. smoke from there fire could be seen from miles away. >> you could feel the heat through the window, coming into queens. >> you could feel the heat on the train? >> >> reporter: when you are back here live, you see the firefighters up there on the ladders buckets dumping water. have not gotten down since we got here around quarter to 4:00 this morning. this is queens boulevard. for the first time, it is open heading westbound. it had been closed at 39th street, but now i'm seeing for the first time cars heading again westbound on queens boulevard heading into the
lanes are open in the opposite way, eastbound on queens boulevard. in terms of the subway, several trains, i have been watching them, heading eastbound, they are going by. i'm not sure if there is a stop right here, but they haven't been stopping. in terms of trains heading into the city, they are telling us that trains are back on to schedule. but i haven't seen one heading westbound. for now we are live in queens, kimberly richardso also we are following a developing story on staten island. police are searching for the killer who stabbed a man to death near the ferry terminal. officers found a 30-year-old man dead on a bench at about 2:00 a.m. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. no arrests have been made. ferry service is still running this morning. 5:34. right now the search on for a killer after a woman was found
corrina veterano went for a jog but never came home. mallory huff has the story, ken, people in this neighborhood waking up this morning, still waiting for answers, trying to understand how something like this could have possibly happened here. if you take a look, you can see a command center set up near the year where the body was found. 30 -- near the area where the body was found, her body found in a howard beach park. her death was ruled homicide, investigators say her clothes were in disarray, suggesting a possible sexual assault. yesterday 200 people gathered for a vigil in her memory. investigators say she left home for a jog around 5:00 in the evening. when she didn't return, family reported her missing. her body was discovered at 9:00 that night by her father. the devastating discovery was made in the marshs of -- in the marshes of spring cream park 14 blocks from her home.
dad but on this occasion, he didn't go because of an injury. a childhood friend is remembering her. >> very smart girl. she was very well spoken, very witty person. she was a fun person to be around. >> reporter: and this morning, investigators telling us it is still unclear if this 30-year- old woman knew her attacker or if this was a random attack. we are live on howard howard beach, mallory huff channel 7 the suspected burglar who was shot by police in queens has been arraigned. the homeowner caught felix perez on a nanny cam monday and immediately called 911. during a struggle with police perez was shot in the groin. video shows him running away but police caught up with him. his lawyer tells eyewitness news the shooting was unjustified. >> you don't shoot somebody who is unarmed. you just don't.
groin. >> reporter: perez was released from the loss yesterday. 5:36. happening today the new york city health department will be in staten island and the bronx for another round of mosquito spraying in an effort to try to prevent the spread of the zika virus. the attorney general's office sent cease and desist letters to companies that falsely advertised zika prevention products. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. freeze here. looking outside what a great start we have got there. fantastic. the sun coming up as daylight approaches, get ready for a repeat of yesterday. maybe even a little better since it is the second one in a row. just shy of 70 degrees in the city officially. we actually have 50s showing up north and west of the city in the suburbs, so it has been really comfortable. last night you have to practically have the windows
the humidity and the mugginess sneaks back in for tomorrow. near 90 saturday, storms are possible for the first half of the weekend. saturday looks to be the wetter day, sunday the drier day. looking at this picture here with satellite and radar combined. much of the northeast under the influence of a beautiful weather pattern that keeps the storms away. no worries about grabbing your umbrella as you head out the door. maybe just the sunglasses and a little sun protection, that is about it. we'll ha today. temperatures in the 70s at the beaches. maybe people are already on their way, heather o'rourke. quite possibly i would be. >> this, unfortunately, is people on their way to the verrazano bridge. that is the upper level. that is traffic going to the lower level and that is your traffic once you get onto the span. we'll led over to your maps. verrazano bridge, police activity, two lanes are closed
which is hard. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north subways they are on all on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules in effect today. 5:39. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information on a homicide investigation in queens. police say a plan they talked down from a suicide attempt could be behind the murder of his girlfriend. and it wasn't a typical day at the beach when a family of bears joined swimmers and sunbathers. sunbathers. stay with us. when we became teachers, del horario. i knew that i wasn't going to make a fortune. but i would have a secure pension plan when i retired. each and every one of us made that contribution from every paycheck we ever earned. they've been negligent in their responsibility over the years of not funding this pension the way it should have been funded. they have made a promise, they've made a commitment,
he climbed out the window. it took a translator speaking mandarin hours to talk him off the ledge. a knife rampage killed one woman and injured five others in london. an officer used a stun gun to take down the 19-year-old attacker. one of the injured believed to be an american. mental health is being called a major factor in the attack, but officials are not ruling out terroris in california, a family of bears were out of place, well they think they were, others did, as they took to the waters off lake tahoe for a little fun in the water. crowds of humans were there too. go figure. they watched but kept their distance, as a mama and two
they wandered around beach before heading back into the woods. >> they are just acting like they belonged there. >> they thought they were in the right place at the right time and the humans were the intruders. >> 5:43. meteorologist amy freeze. >> reporter: it really did look like they were just marching right back to their picnic blanket there. one world trade what a great shot it is going to be a beautiful day across the area, lots of sunshine across the area expected. it is going to look nice and feel good to. pressure is holding steady. we could return to the low 80s, much like we had yesterday with the same similar weather pattern. white stone good morning 70 degrees there. howard beach 65. 68 for murray little. long island has a temperature right now reading 60 degrees and montauk 67 across the
into connecticut. just loved it, so, so gorgeous. when you get a weather pattern like this, where you are not worried about any kind of shower activity, it becomes really a picture perfect forecast again today. tomorrow is a really fine finish. friday turns out to be okay. we'll see the flow coming from the southwest, that will increase humidity. let's check out earl, these are the wind barbs or the flow of around there category i hurricane. the real threat of this storm is torrential rainfall, a foot of rain possible in some places as this continues to move westward. winds still 75, reading from this. but just so much water to contend with. the projection for this is right across mexico, places like vera cruz going to get hit real hard with this making it
mexico. but for us around here, i think we got one day of real chance for soaking rain on saturday. a 60% chance. if you are wondering about the weekend, which day is the better day, sunday looked the best. tomorrow we kick things off friday with more humidity and 84 degrees the high. the accu-weather 7-day forecast shows this well. we start to warm it up here as we led into the weekend. saturday 88 humid with thunderstorms. sunday 85. monday tuesday and wednesday, temperatures i 80s. that is about average for august, and we don't see any major showers or storms coming into the area so that is the good news. this time of year, traditionally, first full week of august, turns out to be the sort of hot, lining up with the dog days of summer and the astrology or astronomy, i should say, that comes with that. there is astrology, of course
things will remain comfortable at least for saturday and sunday. early next week we are back in a pleasant weather pattern. >> we'll take it right? thanks. let's go over to heather for another look at the commute. >> reporter: we have really big messes. the verrazano bridge, this is the staten island expressway trying to get onto the verrazano bridge. upper level traffic. this is lower level traffic once you get onto is a mess. over to our maps. i have been telling you about time now. brooklyn-bound upper level 2 lanes closed. go the lower level if you can. the george washington bridge jammed. lower level doing much better. there is a reason for there. we have crossbronx expressway construction eastbound, webster avenue into the sheridan. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north running on or close to schedule and we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. heather thank you. 5:46.
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the city of orlando is looking to change the site of the biggest massacre in modern history into a memorial. the city wants to buy the pulse nightclub. pulse's owner has met with the mayor but talks are preliminary. the mayor says he wants to make it a permanent memorial, but it is up to the club's owner about what will happen next. 49 people were killed and fire back in june. president obama turns 55 today. birthday wishes started last night. >> everybody settle down. settle down. >> the president mocked his own deepening signs of age during the democratic convention. his hair has gone fully gray as every president's always seem
five pounds lean and amazingly, he is a half inch tall year how does that happen? maybe ice cream makes you grow taller. roadside traffic signs are supposed to give clarity to drivers but a new sign in north carolina is causing a lot of confusion. take a look at it. looks like a sipper right? >> it does. >> it was installed by the d.o.t. to help traffic move carefully. drivers are supposed to merge, like a zipper. drivers don't know what the sign means. >> you don't want to get in trouble for not doing something. >> michigan and minnesota are using the zipper merge and they say it is working. >> i looked it up online. those other states have it but they don't use a sign like
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minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist amy freeze here. look outside from brooklyn to lower manhattan the sun starting to kiss the buildings. beautiful start, currently 68 degrees in central park. temperatures in the 50s north and west, but low 60s is really the call for the boroughs right now. lie of 81 expected. 70s -- high of 81 expected. 70s at the beaches. beautiful day, pretty much a repeat of yesterday. we really heat up for the
storms and thunderstorms. by sunday we dry out, this is the better half of the weekend, 85. for monday, tuesday and wednesday temperatures low to mid-80s. that is average the month of august. here's heather with a look at traffic. good morning everybody. if you were a reverse commuter here i have been telling but this construction near the grand central parkway. they are in the process of getting that cleared away. maps eastbound l.i.e. big troubles verrazano bridge, upper level, police activity, two lanes are closed. use the lower level instead. here's a look at the george washington bridge, all because of the crossbronx expressway webster avenue to the sheridan. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. heather thank you. police are looking for the shooter who killed a man in
last night. 38-year-old gerald cummings was shot in the head and back. the shooting had nothing to do with the school. vice president joe biden has been honored for his leadership in the national cancer shop program. president obama put biden at the head of the $1 billion cancer initiative earlier this year. its job is to shoot for the moon as researchers try to intoed up the search for cure and his treatment. the world affairs council of philadelphia gave biden its atla as a tribute to his work. some future leaders from around new york were honored tow boys and girls clubs youth of the year. finalists shared their motivational life stories. dave davis was a judge for the event. alexis lewis and arianna skinner both won. disney is a proud presenting sponsor of the youth of the year program. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news
queens. a blaze so intense it sent dangerous smoke billowing toward manhattan. a live report with the major street closures in the area. murdered on her evening jog, friends and family remember a popular young woman found dead near her home. and to the moon and back. the first private company getting the green light to blast off. meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill evans. she has your exclusive accu- weather forecast. channel 7 eyewitness news this morning returns in two and a
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a deadly encounter steps from the ferry terminal on staten island. firefighters are still pouring water on a massive blaze inside a warehouse. parts of queens boulevard shut down to traffic. donald trump takes his campaign to long island today as a new poll shows hillary clinton pulling ahead. good morning i'm lori stokes. and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is thursday august 4th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist amy freeze in for bill with the accu-weather forecast. what a fantastic start we've got. we can see the empire state building all the way down to one world trade. skies perfect and a few fair weather clouds decorating the backdrop. 67 degrees currently in central park. 67 in murray hill too. 70 for white stone. howard beach good morning 64 degrees there. down the jersey shore, 61 for belmar and then 50s for monticello.