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developing at 4:30, a parking lot of a brooklyn autozone. the victim actually drove himself to a nearby police station. he later died. and we are live with the latest on the search now for the killer. family and friends are coming together today to remember the jogger found murdered in the marshes of howard beach. the warning for the community and the rising reward in the case. plus, another beautiful morning on tap but changes are on the way in the exclusive
forecast. good morning. i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm in for roseanne tellez. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. amy freeze in today. good morning. we start out this friday with nice conditions. mostly clear skies overnight, just a few patchy clouds and starting with 69 degrees. and highs today in the low to mid-80s. a change is the increase in humidity and warmer temperatures by the afternoon. 60 degrees. long island, 62 for islip. and 50s north and west with monticello with number at 57. satellite and radar, we have dry conditions and a high of 84. here's heather o'rourke with a look at traffic. good morning. new jersey transit, long island railroad, all on or close to schedule.
a.m. 4 train, signal problems at kings bridge so downtown delays as a result. george washington bridge, lower level closed in both directions until 5:00 a.m. and construction at the lincoln and holland. and we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. over to you. >> thank you. developing right now in brooklyn, the search is on for a killer after a man was shot and somehow managed to drive himself to a police station house. east flat bush autozone. we are live at the scene. marcus-- >> reporter: the crime scene unite still here collecting evidence. you can see the markers here in the parking lot following the shooting in which the victim did everything he could to try to save himself but in the end, it was not enough. this all taking place just before 8:00 last night here on
parking lot. the victim shot in the chest. he got into the car, drove himself to the 63rd precinct station house about four blocks away. ems responding to the precinct. the victim taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. the identity of the victim has not been released. in the meantime, police continue to search for suspect, possibly as many as four people involved and one may have been seen running foot. >> thank you. police have new video out this morning of a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in greenwich village. it happened about 4:00 a.m. last saturday at 10th street and 5th avenue. the 20-year-old victim says the man put her in a bear hug and then sexually assaulted her. the suspect stood at least 5'6" tall and had a medium length
showing a hit-and-run in bronx. investigators say the 38-year- old man was standing by the driver side door of the van when a red pickup truck slammed into him and kept on going. this happened in a supermarket parking lot on tuesday. right now the victim is in serious condition at the hospital. if you recognize the truck, call police. police have increased the reward to $10,000 to help catch the person who murdered a jogger in queens. the body found in the marshes of spring creek park tuesday night. today, family and friends will begin the difficult process of saying good-bye. we are live in howard beach. >> reporter: this morning, there are still no suspects in this case as the sunrises. investigators will continue the process of clearing this area. as you can see behind me, there's a growing command post here. this as the search for clues
on. the death of the 30-year-old remains a mystery. detectives do have dna evidence from the scene. the dna now being tested. investigators also have the cellphone. it was found near her body and may give police a time line of her movements and of her murder. and they'll be checking cellphone tower records to see what other cellphones were nearby during the final moments of her life. this land is federally owned for that reason. and the nypd chief of detectives is unable to put the neighborhood at ease. >> this woman put up a ferocious fight. right to the end. so she was beaten quite severely. we believe there's a severe community threat. right now, we think it's random so we don't believe it's anybody in her life that created this. >> reporter: this 30-year-old
funeral will be held tomorrow. howard beach, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. donald trump added about a million dollars to his campaign war chest last night on long island. he landed his helicopter for a one-hour appearance at a cocktail party. a new poll shows trump is now 15 points behind hillary rodham clinton. and trump is getting push back from president barack obama for >> if mr. trump is up 10 or 15 points on election day and ends up losing, then, you know, maybe he can raise some questions. that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. >> another poll shows hillary rodham clinton leading by wide marvin in key swing states including new hampshire, pennsylvania and michigan. the city health department should be wrapping up a night
mosquitoes that could potentially carry the zika virus. trucks sprayed the queen, bronx and staten island. one big target overnight, cemeteries where the mosquitoes could breed. so far, no mosquitoes in our area have tested positive for zika virus. florida governor rick scott says crews in miami have cleared the entire square mile where 15 zika virus cases were reported. the centers for disease control will keep on monitoring the scene but mosquitoes have been drastically reduced and there new zika virus cases reported. florida has put $26 million into combating zika virus. and a development in the battle against zika virus. researchers say three experimental vaccines have been shown to protect monkeys against testing. preliminary testing is expected to get underway in humans this year. never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic.
bill. >> hello everybody. we can see the empire state building, mostly clear skies. only a few clouds only on and we are at 70 degrees in central park. we will see the temperatures from the upper 60s to the low 70s. another gorgeous day on tap for us. higher humidity in late in the afternoon and even overnight. and since it's matched with the heat of the day, that should help ma feel muggy and not overly humid. the better half of the weekend is the second part of the weekend. clear, wall to wall sunshine expected for afternoon with the beautiful weather pattern. temperatures rising from the upper 60s and low 70s. and a high today of 84 in new york city. in a few minute, we will talk the weekend get away forecast. how are the roads looking? they aren't looking too badly.
getting up into the bq ex. and mass transit doing very well. no problems long island, subways are doing okay. we had an issue with the 4 trains, that's taken care of. track work on the 4, l and m train bus nothing serious as of yet as you use the subways. george washington bridge, lower level closed both ways until 5:00 a.m. both directions, you have to go with the upper-level instead. and we are also taking a look at what's happening with the lincoln and holland. as well. but again, minor delay across the hudson river crossings despite construction. and that should be cleared away at 5:00 a.m. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. over to you. >> all right, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness this morning, george zimmermann allegedly assaulted at a restaurant. what he reportedly said that got him punched in the face. dozens of people kicked out
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%f0 a woman in new jersey got the surprise of her life when without any warning bullets came flying through her front door. it happened at a home in union. the victim in he the leg. the injury is not life- threatening. police suspect whomever shot through the door was later involved in two robbery, one in union and another where shots were also fired. police are looking for the gunman behind a triple shooting in east harlem. someone opened fire on 1st avenue at 120th street. two 23-year-olds and a 14-year- old were hit. all three got themselves to the
of the injuries life- threatening. it is said to be a dispute over a young woman. more than the two dozen people crammed inside an illegally divided home have been forced out and are now searching for a place to live. the department of buildings ordered 31 people out of the two-story home on 7th avenue because of what it calls life safety violations. inspectors say the building contains illegal apartments in the red cross is helping them find another place to stay. and look that the, a comet barreling towards the sun at a mind-numbing speed earlier this week. nasa caught it on camera. it was traveling at an astonishing 1.3 million miles per hour. despite what it looked like, the comet didn't actually hit the sun, it flew around it and
wow. -- vaporized by the sun's heat. >> wow. >> right? good friday morning to to the both of you. a nice pattern into the weekend where we have two beautiful days. we will stack up number three. with a few change, we have a little bit of moisture in the form of humidity but we can hold off the showers until tomorrow. 70% humidity, winds out of the south. and that wind brings in the humidity. and it's going to bring the temperatures up a few degrees. 62 nor islip. and temperatures in the middle to upper 60s across the area. for rain over the weekend, about .25 during the day on saturday. sunday looks dry at this point. so showers and thunderstorms are a possibility. looks like it will come in for the early to midpart of the afternoon and sunday becomes the dry day for us with another wall to wall sunshine event.
elevations. but that's into the afternoon and evening. the entire northeast, gorgeous condition, looks like a fantastic day today. as far as wave height, this morning through the sound, about 1 foot for waves. further out on long island, 2 feet. rockaway, this morning up to 3- foot waves so a nice surf this morning. so beautiful conditions at the beach or to do some boating. south winds will dominate up to 15 knots. and water temperature 73 to 78 degrees. the rip current risk is moderate for today. so check in with your lifeguards. temperatures mainly in the 80s. the jersey shore will be the warmest on saturday. and there's the threat of a showers and thunderstorms. so just an eye to the sky between noon and 3:00. and cat skill, higher -- catskills, higher temperatures. hamptons in the low 80s.
the better day a cross the board. 84degrees is the high. tonight, temperatures go to 72. increase coming at night with the humidity. so it becomes muggy at night and we don't have the heat of the day so the discomfort level is minimized without that overnight humidity. it's sticky though. by saturday afternoon, showers and thunderstorms, the high of 88 degrees. that's warmest in quite a while. beautiful weather to start the month of august. the exclusive accuweather forecast, we don't stay long with the heat. for saturday. sunday, back to 86 degrees. and then monday, what a stretch of weather here, really sunday all the way through wednesday, things look really good. even into thursday. we could go partly sunny with clouds increasing gently and no major storms in the forecast. hard to beat weather like this, especially so early in august. >> yeah, really nice. >> dodging the upper 80s. it's been beautiful, comfortable over the weekend. a lot of people have plans
thank you. how about heather? >> the fact that ladies have taken over the newscast. >> i love it. it's nice. >> yes, very nice. >> new jersey transit, metro north, long island railroad, all doing fine, everything on or close to schedule. 4 trains, track work until 5:00 a.m. l, m train, track work until 5:00 a.m. and this problem, this is going to be a huge issue this weekend. route 280 is closed down both ways near exit 14. that will last from tonight until 5:00 a.m. monday morning. this is a big deal. this is just west of route 21. and this is in newark. and then going on to the george washington bridge, lower level closed both ways until 5:00 a.m. street cleaning rules in effect for today. >> thank you. weekend commuter alert. fdr drive will be closed in both directions in the overnight hours starting tonight. the department of
street. the closures will allow the rockefeller university construction to continue above the roadway. the drive will be shut down from 1:00 to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. and there will be closures on sunday and monday during the overnight hours. new details this morning on an alleged altercation with george zimmermann at a florida restaurant. we are hearing the 911 calls he made after he says he was punched in the face. he says he was talking to a group of people about shooting trayn self defense. and he says one man accused him of bragging about the death and he punched him in the face and that's when he called 911. >> a man just punched me in the face. >> okay, is he still there? >> yep. he said he's going to kill me. >> does he have any weapons? >> like three or four cops. >> police are looking for the man but some eyewitnesses
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maker of pokimon. >> wow. they really have to be aware of where they're going. >> they really do. they'll walk into any and everything. >> -- everything. >> you never know. >> pokimon, do you know what it's short for? >> no. >> it's short for pocket monster. >> yes. >> that's true. >> oh. >> ah. >> who knew? >> i just learned this during the craze. new york city. if you're planning things outdoor, it's all the go. boating, thumbs up. motorcycle riding, riding the bike into the city and out of the city today, everything is go. tomorrow, we will have showers to contend with. that will change things up for us. the numbers through the afternoon, we will go 700s into the low to mid-80s. 48 in new york city today. and then tomorrow, into the morning hour, we could see showers as early as 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning.
early afternoon. that's a look at weather. how is the commute going so far? not going to be looking very good tonight. and this is something i want to tell you about over the weekend. route 280 closed down both ways near exit 14 from 10:00 p.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m. monday. and then you heard us talking about the fdr closure. that will start between 96 to 61st street, 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. and overnight closure sunday into monday morning. mass transit doing just fine. and we have alternate side of th are in effect city-wide. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> thank you. some four-legged friends are bringing comfort spend couragement to firefighters out west. -- comfort and encouragement to firefighters out west. they decided to bring his two dogs to visit the san bernard fire department. they have been working to battle two wildfires in
ones for two weeks. the department says the dogs are helping to lift spirits. >> when you see your guys smiling and, you know, i mean, they're tired and worked really hard yesterday but they got time to come over and play with the dog, it's neat. >> well, the spca also brought some puppies to visit. they say that they hope the animal bring a little comfort to the firefighters battleing the wildfires. >> that's nice. just that moment right. >> nice feeling. closing in on 5:00. a developing story, a man is shot in an autozone parking lot. he later died. details on the search for suspects. and dramatic drone video shows the aftermath of a terrifying house explosion in connecticut and we are learning more about the victims trapped inside. and after a administrative string of beautiful -- and after a string of beautiful weather, changes are on the way.
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developing at 5:00 a.m., in the search for a man is gunned down in an autozone parking lot. and we are live with details on the search for suspects. remembrances begin today for the jogger raped and murdered in a queens park. we will show you the short film she was featured in ahead in a live report. and new video this morning shows the air strikes against isis targets overseas. good morning. i'm lori stokes.
tellez. today is august 5th, friday. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> shirleen, lori, good morning to you. happy friday everybody. temperatures really nice again this morning. we are in the upper 60s and low 70s with only a few 50-degree readings showing up. we start with the five boroughs, 71 degrees. howard beach at 68 degrees. warm spot is in white stone. looking out on to long island, we have 60 for montauk. number goes to monticello. yesterday started at 50s, ended up in the low 80s. that's what we're looking for in the northeast. wall to wall sunshine through the afternoon. and increase in humidity is expected, mainly for the second half of the day into the evening hours. and so that should make 84 degrees in new york city feel pretty decent. a light southerly wind, nice breeze through the afternoon as well. i will have the exclusive accuweather forecast, and we will look at the entire weekend
here's health, she has your drive and ride this morning. >> that sounds like a perfect day today. route 280 this weekend will be closed down near exit 14 in both direction, 10:00 p.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday. doing a big construction project. fdr drive will be closed 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. and overnight closure expected sunday into monday. all of mass transit is doing well. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. lori, overo >> thank you. developing right now, a killer is on the run after a shooting in the parking lot of a brooklyn autozone. the victim actually drove himself to a nearby police station looking for help but it was too late. marcus solis is live now on the scene in east flat bush. marcus-- >> reporter: and lori, some nine hours later, the parking lot here is still marked off as crime scene investigators
8:00 last night. here in the parking lot of the autozone. police know there was some sort of dispute. the victim shot in the chest. now despite the injury, he did manage to drive himself to the nearest police station. the 63rd station house just a few blocks away. ems responded there. the victim whose identity has not been released was rushed to kings county hospital where he was pronounced dead. police are still looking for the persons responsible, could they are looking for. and at least one was seen running on foot. we are live in east flat bush, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> marcus, thank you. the heart broken family of a murdered jogger is hoping someone will come forward with information about her killer. we're also seeing clips from a recent film she was featured
with the latest. >> reporter: detectives are telling us this was likely a random attack. the brutal death of the runner cut off a promising future. she had gotten her masters degree and she was expressing herself as a writer. >> i am an angel full of purity. >> reporter: this short film was based on her work. >> she never acted before on film. and this was her first time. did a great job. >> reporter: the six-minute fill system based on one of her films. >> she was over the moon. already trying to grasp the idea that people were interested in reading her word, let alone filming it. >> reporter: the police searched for evidence, it's pain staking. officers are brushing down brush by hand. her body was found 15 feet off the jogging path in high weeds.
the crime scene. and we're conducting a search for ed. >> reporter: dna evidence is being tested. and her cellphone may give police a time line of her movements and the murder. but it's all small comfort to a neighborhood living in fear. >> we all jog. and we all walk out here and enjoy, you know, the serenity. and now i'm afraid to go out. >> reporter: and investigators will spend much of today trying to dete cellphones were used in this area on tuesday. this as a family prepares to bury their daughter. her wake will be held today, her funeral tomorrow. live in howard beach, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. police are looking for three intruders who broke into a home and terrorized an
and covered their eyes using duct tape. and then the thieves stole cash, cellphones and credit cards before fleeing the scene. if you have information on this, you are asked to call police. we've learned that everyone has been accounted for following a terrifying house explosion in connecticut. phone calls flooded 911 after the blast yesterday afternoon. firefighters rescued four people who were trapped in the wreckage. three people had already gotten out. injured. three of them seriously. investigators still trying to figure out what caused the blast. the american woman stabbed to death in london had planned to get back to her normal life today in florida. the 64-year-old was with her husband, a florida state professor, who was spending the summer in britain teaching. an american man is among the five other stabbing victims who survived. police believe their 19-year- old attacker had mental health
facing murder charges. the defense department has new video showing the stepped up air strikes against isis. this is the uss launching carriers on a new front in libya. and there's this, an isis tank. an old soviet model hiding in the trees near the city. and it was knocked out by a u.s. air strike early this week. a prominent real es next year's race for new york city mayor. the republican paul massey announced his candidacy yesterday tweeting, this is not a tale of two city, this is the world's greatest city and diversity is our strength. it was a dig at de blasio who promised to end the tale of two city, one of the rich and one of the poor. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and we have amy freeze in for bill. amy--
to you. we start off this friday from the roof over the city. and only looking for a few clouds early on. a lot of sunshine today. temperatures slightly warmer. and we will also see an increase in humidity. and getting out the door this morning, you will find temperatures are easy to take. 69degrees currently in central park. and upper 60s and low 70s is what we're reading across the area. and hard to find a cloud on the satellite picture. we have to pull it out wide to see the next storm system. it's marching across the for tomorrow. we will get showers early on but a line of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon that might slow down your plans so heads up for that. this afternoon, temperatures low to mid-70s through the noon hour. and then a high today of 84 degrees. and here's a look at the weekend forecast, 88 with storms on saturday. and 84 on sunday with lots of sunshine. i'll have the exclusive accuweather forecast in a few minutes. right now, heather o'rourke with a look at the commute. and amy, we're going to look at this and this is the garden state parkway.
this spot. but let's take a look at the map and talk about by exit 105. we have an accident on the southbound side near 105. and 280 will be closed down from 10:00 a.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday. and more construction on the fdr drive which will be shut down between 96th and 51st streets. overnight closures expected. mass transit doing well no. and subways doing just fine. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news, a father is charged with the deaths of his twins. the fatal mistake that led to
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new this morning, the father of two 15-month-old twins who died in a hot car in georgia is now charged with their deaths. police say they were found in the back of an suv yesterday when temperatures reached the 90s. good samaritans tried to cool but the twins later died at the hospital. the father is now facing involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct charges. a frightening discovery on hiking trails used by park goers in new jersey. crudely made booby traps designed to injure and maim. a hiker found rope and barbed wire strung across trails. this is near wayne. wooden planks with screws and
hikers to be on the lookout. and police are still search ising for the person who put them there. a crack down on organized crime in five states has federal prosecutors charging dozens of suspected mobsters. fbi agents and nypd officers transforred some of the accused in new york yesterday. and authorities made arrests in new jersey, connecticut, massachusetts, florida. in all, 46 people are accused of extortion, loan sharking, credit card fraud and health in a separate bust, police arrested the grandson of the late mob boss john gotty. the 23-year-old, his girlfriend and five others were picked up on drug charges. police say they found 500 oxycodone pills in his home. law enforcement had never been able to step into the home before, unable to execute a search warrant until now.
a trail of destruction. the national weather service confirms that a tornado hit the city yesterday afternoon, at least three buildings collapsed in the rain and the strong wind. fire department search dogs found no victims in the wreckage. in total, at least six buildings were damaged or destroyed. >> the wind kicked up to about 60 or 70 miles per hour, started bending over the trees and then i saw the airborne tree debris circling over knew it was a tornado. >> two people were taken to the hospital but their injuries were not life-threatening. amy freeze now in for bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> i listened to the eyewitness account and he made good points. you see the airborne debris spinning. otherwise, usually the winds that cause the damage will simply blow something over or blow it in one direction. interesting to see that.
8 miles per hour. breezy at times today. and then we see it warm up fast. hampton at 60 degrees. long island, 72. and then we see the temperatures across the board, a handful of degrees warmer than yesterday at this same time. the coolest spot is monticello, 57 degrees. that's about where they started yesterday and ended up in the 80s. so a repeat of that. and a southerly breeze brings moisture in the form of humidity into play. and we are watching that on the computer model is a high resolution, so gives us a real good reading on the clouds today. so sunshine early and through the mid-morning hour, a blanket of high thin clouds and bright sunshine for the afternoon. and another round of clouds coming in later this evening. and that sets the stage for storms we are expecting to have on saturday. and now the grids right now are set tight so we can see exactly where the storms might show up and the timing.
showers and thunderstorm including this one with oranges and yellows all the way up into bridgeport. and then we've got through the afternoon, long island getting wet with some heavy rain and thunderstorms coming through as far east as montauk through the mid afternoon. again, spotty showers and thunderstorms but they have the potential to drop maybe .25 to .50 out of here. by 7:00, 8:00, everything clears. a fine finish for the weekend. brings the thunder threat and looks like it will be on and off throughout the day so timing it for one area might become tough but it's out of here by 7:00 or 8:00 in the evening. uv index at a nine which is high. and pollen counts are moderate with grasses the main concern. catskill, 80 degrees today with possible showers and thunderstorms. and the hampton, a showers and thunderstorms tomorrow with 81 degrees and beautiful on
weekend get away. the numbers, really does seem like it's going to turn out okay. close up look at earl, the pictures coming out of mexico are unbelievable. the wind fields have been incredible for the area. and a lot of moisture as well to put up with. and we're talking about rainfall being measured in half foot and foot ranges. so just a lot of moisture. 84degrees, down to 27, more muggy and the exclusive accuweather forecast shows the wet, hot day is actually saturday. and that's also the day we get storms, a steamy combination there. and then a beautiful stretch of weather sunday through thursday, low to mid-80s. all in all, what's left over from earl, we will have to watch that into the gulf of mexico. >> thank you. okay, let's talk about mass transit which is always a nice option. could you imagine taking a
be beautiful. new jersey transit, metro north, long island railroad, all on or close to schedule. all of the overnight track work taken care of. garden state parkway, exit 105, an accident. and 280 closed down near exit 14. that starts at 10:00 tonight through throw out the weekend through monday. and street cleaning rules are in effect for today. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a ne for drivers. the high-tech way that crooks are stealing cars. and the mta upgrades in the wo [bell] (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even mer-mutts.
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two crooks in houston have managed to steal 30 cars and drive them over the border into mexico, the whole process taking mere minutes. they just open a laptop and hack into the keyless entry systems. once that happen, they can hop in the car and just drive off. now thieves have become hackers and investigators will have to find a way to stay ahead of the high-tech thefts. the mta is adding new count down clocks. the new displays are going in eight stations along the n, q and r lines. they are beginning a 90 day
computer system that uses wireless technology to update train arrival times. it will rely on blue tooth receivers on trains and in the stations. the 2016 subway series is in the books with each team keeping their respective bragging rights. bruce snapped his slump with a three-run blast. and add in the dominating performance and the yankees drop the fourth of the series. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> starting off in the 60s. low to mid-60s outside the city. 69 in central park. and 62 nor islip. and monticello at 57 degrees. and 52 for riverhead. the temperatures here over the weekend, they look like they'll be hottest on saturday. cooler on sunday. and a lot less sticky.
saturday morning, watch the showers and thunderstorms popping in here. by mid-morning, the potential for a gusty thunderstorms, particularly to the east. and around the area, showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon. these could be drenching downpours and gusty winds at times and out of here by 7:00. sets the stage for a great weekend where temperatures will be in the mid-80s on sunday. heather, trying to get things done, saturday is the risk for storms and showers, hot sticky. sunday, dryer and sunnier. >> so everything done on sunday. >> exactly. p.a.t.h. trains doing okay but there's an update with the suspension on the 33rd street line. but at this point, p.a.t.h. doing okay. new jersey transit is fine. the garden state parkway going south near exit 105, we have that accident still being cleared away. 280 closed both ways near exit 14. and that's 10:00 p.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m.
closures between 61st and 96th street starting 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. and street cleaning rules are in effect for today. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> thank you. and a jumbo jet ends up in the middle of a highway in italy. new pictures if the scene. plus, what -- pictures from the scene. plus, what may have caused the plane to skid off the runway. and your tech skills could
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good morning. i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for ken rosato. >> good morning to you. we stare down the first weekend of august. and we really have is a decent pattern in front of us today. gorgeous. if you're getting away from the city, really in all direction, things look good. clouds to start off. and as daylight approach, the sun on the building, looks great. one world trade. 59 in danberry. 62 for smithtown. and temperatures in the 50s. low 50s in riverhead out to montauk currently at 60 degrees. and toms river, 57. wall to wall sunshine through the afternoon. temperatures hotter tomorrow. so we go with 80 degrees by noon. southerly wind through the afternoon with a high of 84.
minutes. that's weather, here's health with the commute -- here's heather with the commute. p.a.t.h. trains are going to start weekend suspension starting at 12:01 and lasting until 5:00 a.m. on monday morning. the 33rd street line beginning tomorrow, lasting until december 19th. you will be having that hoboken to 33rd street line suspended. that means the 6th avenue line, all of those stations because of this upgrade with p.a.t.h. trains. new jersey transit, metro north, long island railroad doing just fine. cross bronx west, bronx river parkway, you have construction. and the garden state parkway, an accident south exit 105. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. police release new video showing a hit-and-run in bronx. investigators say a 38-year-old man was standing by the driver's side door of his van
kept on going. it happened in the supermarket parking lot on tuesday. right now, the victim is in serious condition at the hospital. if you recognize this truck, you're asked to call police. 5:33. police have increased the reward to $10,000 in the hopes of catching the killer who murdered a jogger in queens. a body of the 30-year-old was found in the marshes of spring creek park tuesday night. and today family and friends saying good-bye. mallory hoff is live. >> reporter: lori there, are still no suspects in this case as the sunrises this morning. investigators will continue to clear the area. if you take a look here, you can actually see a growing command post. this as the search for clues goes on. the death of the 30-year-old remains a mystery. detectives do have dna evidence
being tested. and investigators also have her cellphone, it was found near her body and may give police a time line of her movements and murder. and they'll be checking cellphone tower records to see what other phones were nearby during the final moments of her life. the fbi has provided the nypd with a drone for this investigation. the nypd chief of detectives unable to put the neighborhood at ease. >> this woman put up a to the end. so she was beaten quite severely. we believe there's a severe community threat. right now, we think it's random. so we don't believe it's anybody in her life that's created this. >> reporter: this 30-year-old's wake will be held today and the funeral will take place tomorrow. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. and police have new video
greenwich village. it happened early saturday at 10th street. the 20-year-old victim says the man put her into a bear hug and then sexually assaulted her. the suspect stood at least 5'6" tall and had medium length dark hair. police are looking for the gunman behind a triple shooting in east harlem. someone opened fire on 1st avenue at 120th street. two 23-year-olds and a 14-year- old were hit. none of the injuries are life- threatening. the motive is still unknown. to call police. well, a federal judge says the former head of the new york state senate dean skelos and his son can remain free on bail while they appeal their corruption convictions. the supreme court overturned a similar corruption conviction of a former virginia governor. the lawyers for sheldon silver,
judge for his case. hillary rodham clinton jumps to her largest lead yet. 48% to donald trump's 33% according to a new poll. many republicans are upset after a week of controversy within the party. and president barack obama is speaking out about the republican nominee. we are live in washington, d.c. with the details. >> reporter: good morning, shirleen. with poll numbers soaring, hillary rodham clinton takes r las vegas. donald trump's numbers may be slipping but he doesn't appear to change. donald trump campaigns today through paul ryan's home state of wisconsin yet he refuses to endorse ryan for re-election in congress although he did say -- >> paul ryan is a good guy actually. >> reporter: and ryan, while he stands by the endorsement of
you would think we ought to be focusing on hillary rodham clinton. >> reporter: trump's running mate mike pence is left doing damage control, issuing a blanket endorsement for all republicans in office seeking re-election. >> he has cheated contractors. >> reporter: and hillary rodham clinton adding -- >> i've met people destroyed by donald trump. so take a look at what he's done, not what he says. >> reporter: president barack obama took the gop nomine calling the claims of a rigged election nonsense. >> if mr. trump is up 10 or 15 points on election day and ends up losing, then maybe he can raise some questions. that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. >> reporter: trump just can't seem to escape this week's controversies and exttrumpgaffe has been a trending topic on twitter overnight. in washington, d.c., channel 7 eyewitness news.
olympic, the first in south america have their opening ceremony. the torch for the 31st olympic games will be lit at the stadium with a global audience and athletes from 206 nations. and this is a live look now at rio and the stadium there. the build-up to the games has been dominated by the russian doping scandal, unsold tickets, the zika virus and issues with there won't be as many russian athletes in the game as once expected. the head of the russian olympic committee says the doping scandal hastingen its toll. but 271 of the team's 380 mens have been cleared to compete in the games but that still leave mrs. than a hundred holes in the line-up. full russian teams were approved in several sports including boxing and volley ball. >> having their problems respect they?
and traffic. and amy. >> what a couple great days we've had. we will see if we can do a repeat today. but this picture, absolutely gorgeous. i'm looking at the skies, not gwb traffic. 70degrees is what we currently have across the area. and we will go throughout the afternoon with a good warm up on tap for us. the battery, glistening buildings as the sun comes up and the temperatures make it into the low to mid-80s which is average because we have a good deal of have the breeze coming up in the south. and while that will create comfortable condition, it will drag humidity in. so more muggy later on tonight. and temperatures climb during the day, just like this, hitting 80 degrees by the noon hour. so it should be a perfect day to eat lunch outdoors. for the weekend, we start off today with a big green light for boating, motorcycling, and even bike riding. however, by tomorrow, we will have showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. so the wetter half of the weekend is saturday.
accuweather forecast. heather-- all right, we are going to look and see how things are looking inbound of the prospect expressway. it's slow. and let's talk about the p.a.t.h. suspensions, a weekend suspension that's going to begin 12:10 in the morning on saturdays and last until 5:00 a.m. on mondays. it's the 33rd street line and that will start tomorrow and it will last until december 19th. so the hoboken to 33rd street line or the 6th avenue line is to be suspended. we have new jersey transit, metro north, long island railroad, all doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, shirleen, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead, a new scary landing in italy. a jet skidding off the runway. we have new video just in. and we will update the overnight efforts to kill off the mosquitoes that can [ bus engine revs ] i don't understand. where do they all go?
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a dhl cargo plane skidded off the runway in italy. the jet came to a stop on a highway along side the airport. officials say the boeing 737 overshot the runway on landing from paris just after 4:00 a.m. the pilot and first officer were not hurt. the cause of the crash is under investigation. moreha people crammed inside an illegally divided home have been forced out and now they're searching for a place to live. the department of buildings ordered 31 people out of the two-story home on 7th avenue because of what it calls life safety violations. inspectors say the building contains illegal apartments in which 18 adults and 13 children were living. the red cross is now helping them find another place to live. the home of a firefighter
a threatening letter. and now investigators are wonder freddie gray the two are connect -- wondering if the two are connected. he says he got an anonymous letter with the n word demanding he resign. price have arrested a neighbor who is also a former firefighter but says he has not admitted to sending the letter. >> i'm not going to resign. i'm going to do everything i need to do at this point. obviously to protect the safety intimidated. >> he is now thanking the community for their support. people have come to his now burned out to donate food, clothing and money. the city health department should be wrapping up a night of spraying, targeting the mosquitoes that could potentially carry the zika virus. trucks sprayed parts of queen, the bronx, staten island.
so far, no mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for zika virus. florida governor rick scott says crews in miami have cleared the entire square mile where 15 zika viruses were reported. the centers for disease control will keep monitoring the scene but mosquitoes have been drastically reduced and there are no new cases of zika virus reported. florida has already put $26 million into combating zika virus. let's check in with amy in with bill with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> good morning. what a great friday. starting off with a beautiful shot of the chrysler building. just a few clouds out. and this morning, temperatures are where they were yesterday which is in the upper 60s. we have a few 50s but mainly north and west. we look down to the battery and we can see one world trade and the sun making the buildings shine this morning. quite beautiful start. southerly wind today, 8 to 10
out the door, blue skies away to filter clouds throughout the afternoon. still our temperatures get into the low to mid-80s this afternoon. forecasting 84 for the city. higher humidity at night so you feel the muggies creeping in. and then a thunder threat comes in for saturday. and we are back to beautiful conditions by sunday. but could be wet at times for the first half of weekend on saturday. and satellite and radar picture, wall to wall sunshine. in northeast. the clouds could start to move in today and hang around but by tomorrow morning, we are mostly cloudy to begin. and we wait for the front to come through. and it's sort of broken up the line of instability. early on, we could get showers, especially east. montauk showing showers early by about 9:00 to noon. and in the afternoon, spotty showers and thunderstorms across the area. and all clears out about 8:00
total washout. not everybody gets wet, but it will be hot and sticky. wave height, in the sound, a foot wave. and then a 3-foot wave coming in from the rockaways, a nice surf this morning. should be a great day on the beach. 3-foot waves happening across the area with the top number. water temperatures, warmest buoy is 78 degrees and rip current risk is moderate. and the weather wellness for today. air quality, moderate. and humidity tomorrow, might get pollutants at the surface. pollen counts are high. a beautiful, breezy friday with84 for the high. and nothing oppressive. not having the high humidity during the heat of the day. hot and sticky, 88 with showers and thunderstorms at times. and the exclusive accuweather forecast, wow, once we get into sunday, nice stretch here. takes us to next wednesday and
80s. so lightly below or right at average. so we will take it. overnight lows around the 70- degree mark for several days. where ever your weekend plans take you, the catskill, the beach, the threat of showers and thunderstorms is tomorrow. keep an eye to the sky. watch out for showers and thunderstorms because it's going to be one day where they could happen and when they do, it could be a drenching downpour. perfec keep an eye out, go for at this time entire weekend. >> do it. >> thank you. let's talk about this, this is the fdr drive. looks good right now near 79th street. and that's going to change. let's go over to the maps and tell you about the weekend project on the fdr drive. it will be closed between 96th street and 61st street, 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. and then overnight closures expected during the overnight from sunday into monday
no major issues. and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. shirleen, lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning a car slams into a sergeant during a traffic stop. and the frightening moments are caught on camera. fortunately, he is expected to be okay. a rare look at a comet
police are urging drivers to be cautious around patrol cars and police. the sergeant is expected to be okay. >> scary. also caught on camera, a comet barreling towards the sun at a mind numbing speed this week. nasa caught it on camera. check it out. it was traveling at an astonishing 1.3 million miles per hour. despite what it looked like, the comet didn't actually hit the sun. it flew around it but was then vaporized by the sun' average american is more overweight now than ever before. the average body mass index has jumped over the past two decades. in men, women and children. the averaged american man and woman is now considered overweight on the bmi scale and just a point or two away from obese. >> wow. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the search for a killer after a shooting victim manages to drive himself
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good friday morning. right now, temperatures are mainly many the 60s approaching the 70-degree mark. forecast high today of 84 degrees. mostly sunny. and really tomorrow is going to be a hot, sticky day with showers and thunderstorms but sunday is going to be a beautiful day. so depending on what you're looking for, 88 degrees on saturday we're at 86. temperatures will settle into the low 80s for the second half or the first half of the week extending into wednesday and thursday. really the hot, sticky day is saturday. the rest looks good. that's a look at weather. here's health with the drive and commute. this mess, george washington bridge, the same thing every day. i don't even think i need to show up. the george washington bridge inbound, bumper to bumper across the upper-level.
bronx, eastbound webster avenue, you're going to find a couple lanes shut down. p.a.t.h. weekend suspensions saturday lasting until monday morning at 5:00 a.m. 6th avenue station line. and again, that will be a weekend project until december. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. a woman in new jersey got the surprise of her life when without any warning, bullets came flying through her front door. in her 50s was shot in the leg. the injury is not life- threatening. police suspect whomever shot through the door was later involved in two robberies. also, in new jersey, a tractor-trailer crash and burst into flames on route 287 in oakland. the crash and fire closed the southbound lanes for a while last night. police believe the driver hit the center divider and then veered right and then crashed
for a while, there was traffic in the area at the peak of the evening rush. we are closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an elderly couple tied up and robbed inside their own home in bronx. see what the suspects were after. big storms strike the big easy. incredible images as a tornado touches down in new orleans. also, a family from new york shares their incredible escape from a burning plane. ed differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good.
new details in at 6:00. a shooting victim drives himself to a police station. more about the man who was killed. nypd vehicles lining a marsh road in queens southbounding for answers in the savage killing of a young woman. plus, a mystery many connecticut after a home explodes without warning. for the first time, we are hearing from the governor as he surveys the damage. good morning. i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for for joining us, it's friday, august 5th. >> never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. and amy is in for bill. >> good morning to you. a lot of sunshine to start off. we expect just a few clouds through the morning hours and filtered sunshine through the afternoon. going for a high of 84 degrees. beautiful shot. all the day down to the battery. one world trade lit up here. 69degrees currently in central park. and we have a cool 57 in monticello. with 59 for sussex.