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this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news. with lori stokes and ken rosato. heather with traffic. and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. breaking at 4:30. deadly gunfire erupts at a birthday party. we're live in jersey city with new reaction from an eyewitness. >> 30 firefighters injured while responding to a fire in the bronx that was started by children. the fire truck crashed, but one man suffered a serious injury. and another rough night for snoop dogg fans. the medical emergency that set at least a dozen people to the
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stokes. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist, bill evans. >> it's humid this morning. current temperature 75 degrees. warmer than normal this hour of the day. wind out of the south today, pumping up the moisture. 74 around white plains. la guardia, 77. heat advisory starts later today. it lasts through 8:00 tomorrow. but really, that's going to be extended th heat wave headed at us. those have been working across the five boros. but today, you're going to run into a scattered shower and thunderstorm and you'll need the umbrella today and it will be a muggy, soupy day. tomorrow starts a heat wave. we talk about that next. i overheard her say in the traffic center this morning. >> yes. >> are you kidding me?
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here's the newark bay extension, as you go to the northbound side of the turnpike, you have an accident that involves an overturned vehicle. are you kidding me? five trains, signal problems, uptown trains are running with delays as a result of that and also looking at 235th street between carp tear carpenter avenue. they are all running on or close to schedule. they have track work and is until 5:00 a.m. and we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. it's 4:32. we just learned new details on breaking story. one person is dead and two girls are wounded in a triple shooting at a teen birthday party in jersey city. darla miles has just spoken with an eyewitness. she is live on the scene with the latest. darla. >> reporter: good morning, lori.
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county prosecutor's office. investigators are still here in jersey city. gunfire rang out around 11:30 last night. now this is a fellowship hall called the lincoln center. inside of the church, commonly used by kids and people in the community for events. this was a birthday party for a boy 15 or 16 years old. eyewitnesses say that it was dark inside at the time. there was music playing inbetween songs. gun shots. and when the lights came on, that's when they saw a body on the ground. two girls were also grazed. >> they are young people, so they were like, don't touch him anymore, so everybody's first thing was to call the cops. they did call the police officers and happened to be a car was already past them, and the car rode past. they were yelling to the cops.
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of the victims were taken to the jersey center medical center. not only did people run outside to get help to flag down police officers, one of those injured girls ran to a nearby fast food restaurant to get help. at this point, the victim's name has not been released and no word on in i suspects or what may have led to this shooting. channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, darla. also some breaking news this of iraq. an electrical fire erupted at a baghdad hospital, killing at least 11 newborn babies. seven other children and 29 women are all rescued from the maternity hospital. all of the dead are believedded to be babies who were born prematurely. >> and back here in the bronx, three firefighters were critically hurt when while battling a massive fire. we have new video of a fire
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third firefighter was injured. eyewitness news reporter, diana rocco is live in morris park with more. diana. >> reporter: rob, good morning, yesterday's intense heat and the intense heat of this fire did present problems for firefighters. three remain in critical condition here at jacoby medical center. three of the injuries were due to the fast moving fire and an additional firefighter was injured when a fire truck got into an accident on the way to the fire. tuesday, the four-alarm fire consumed several homes on east 235th street here in the bronx. patrick morelo was overwelmed fighting the flames from the roof. joseph brady, a 17 year veteran had a heart attack and lieutenant joseph marterel was treated later released. >> we deal with a lot of tough things, but it was a tough day
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of prayers. they are all veteran members of the department. one lieutenant, three firefighters. one is assigned to a ladder company in queens. >> a fourth injury came when a fire truck coming from queens to assist hit a beam underneath the l. train. 44-year-old severely injured hits arm. he is in critical, but stable east 235th street yesterday was sparked by kids playing with a rag near a stove. we're live in the morris park section of the bronx, channel 7 eyewitness news. diana, thank you. there's new video from that armed robbery we told you about yesterday morning on the upper east side. it shows two suspects, police say the men drew a handgun when they woke up a man sleeping on a bench at 5th avenue and east 89th street.
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laptop, and camera and fled into central park. if you recognize him, please call police. the new york woman killed while out jogging near her mother's home in massachusetts. it was a full house at the first congregational church in princeton. 27-year-old was popular in town and people are shocked at her murder. just hours before she was to take a train back to manhattan. >> you couldn't have happened to a nicer liked her. she was so smart and such a good person. >> we're a community. when one falls in our town, it hurts. it hurts big. >> this girl lives in new york and she came to princeton and this happened? it doesn't happen in princeton. >> investigators in princeton are not sure if the killing was random or targeted. it's the first killing in the town in 30 years.
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the increased $20,000 reward to catch the killer of karina. the 30-year-old was murdered in howard beach last week. the nypd met with people living in that area to help ease security concerns in the neighborhood. their investigation at this point is pointing to one attacker. and at least a dozen people were treated for alcohol poisoning while tailgating at a hip hop concert. beach ampitheater. ambulances were on hand to take some people away. police confiscated alcohol and dumped it out. last friday night, 42 people were hurt when a railing collapsed at a tour stop in camden, new jersey. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> it's muggy this morning. we take a look at the new
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george washington bridge. the manhattan and toward washington heights. and looking out east. we're going to be looking at a muggy day today and a shower and thunderstorm can't be ruled out. we're starting out warmer than normal. showers rushing across suffolk county, a little sprinkle. more rain is off to our west. there will be a shower and thunderstorm that pops up today from the heating of this soupy moisture that is running over the area by 10:00. a shower and thunderstorm pops up today. i don't think it delays the morning commute or evening commute. you'll run into one of these showers and thunderstorms and then tomorrow, the temperatures are off to the races. 90 degrees with real feels from 100 to 105. we'll talk about that next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. are you kidding me? here's heather o'rourke. >> i can tell you what's going
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direction. north bay extension ramp to the northbound side of the new jersey turnpike. car lanes, that's an overturned vehicle. five trains, signal problems, uptown trains are running with delays as a result of that and as you go on to 235th street. that on going fire department activity that diana rocco has been telling about. metro north, new jersey transit running on or close and the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. just getting new video where vandals targeted cars and homes overnight. we'll have new details next. >> and the water park where a little boy died is getting ready to open its doors today. hear what is ahead for the slide where that little boy was killed. >> also, a lawmaker in new jersey wants to treat heroin overdoses right on school grounds. details on the bill he says will save lives. >> also, new zika virus guidelines are coming down for
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we have some new video just into the newsroom. this is what people are waking up to in two suffolk county neighborhoods. people are looking for the vandals who smashed windows and spray painted gang signs on at least 14 cars and one home in farmingville overnight. we're not going to show the gang signs on the air. if you have any information, call police. 4:43. happening today in the kansas city water park where a ten- year-old boy was killed is set to reopen to visitors. the world's largest water slide will remain closed.
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reopen at noon today. but the popular ride where kaleb schwab was killed will be closed for the rest of the season. the slide was shut down after caleb was tossed from a raft. a little girl's fall from a ferris wheel is shifting focus on how carnival rides are regulated. three girls fell when it flipped at a county fair in tennessee. the yo six-year- old little girl suffered brain damage. two other girls are now in stable condition. the accident revealed state officials do not check these rides. instead, they partly rely on private inspectors hired by park operators. police are investigating reports that the seat the girls were in was rocking before they all fell. a new jersey lawmaker is
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across the state. vince, announced a plan to introduce legislation to mandate public, private, and charter schools to carry narkin. nurses to have primary responsibility for the administration of the drug. other employees will be trained on a volunteer basis. and incredible video from arizona. shows a massive dust storm rolling right through phoenix. the storm blew through yesterday afternoon hours after rain from tr javier flooded parts of tucson. visibilities were reduced to less than a quarter mile and drivers are cautious. winds kicked up, reaching up to 45 miles an hour. >> 4:45. let's check in with bill evans. >> good morning, everybody. we look down the east river where it's quiet. all the way down to one world tried. this roosevelt island right here, and chrysler building. and looking at nice stuff, empire state building.
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muggy morning. it is 87% humidity. we are ready to start the day. temperature 75. that's warmer than normal. the pressure at 3020, we have nice, strong high pressure over us and that has been sliding into atlantic and that's why the winds are out of the south. normal is 183 this time of the year. sun is up at 6:02. we'll see clouds, breaks of sun, but it will be soupy. a shower that passed by back. grab an umbrella for today. heat advisory is on. third heat wave of the summer is in progress. real feels of 100 to 105. 73 now as you go to hanover. down toward franklin, 72. 71. 78 to start the day. pakipsy, the warmest place to start the day so far. winds out of the south.
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weekend. from today, really through the weekend with the wind coming in off the water, it will feel nice. there's the shower that passed through the park. suffolk county, a couple sprinkles near bridge port and nor walk. the more thunderstorms that are really heavy, the western part of the state that are off to the north. so we'll be keeping an eye on this soupy air mass and shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out. this afternoon features that as we put our guidance into those. you see 1:00, here's a shower or two. shore, planning on going to the beach, watch out for a shower or thunderstorm. you may have to come in for a little while and then go back out. a couple up the hudson river valley and maybe a few for the first part of tonight, then we are off to the races with really hot weather. 85 today. warm and humid. a shower or thunderstorm. tonight, warm and humid with a spotty storm, 73. and tomorrow, it's hot and
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to be a real feel of 105 as we go to friday and saturday and you can't rule out a popup thunderstorm. i know that seven-day looks ominous. all that lightning and rain. you get heat and humidity. some clouds and it's hot and humid and a threat of a popup thunderstorm late in the day. that's through the weekend into the next week. >> excellent. >> i forgot one thing. high risk of rip currents at the beaches today. ask the life guards where the rip is. >> thank you, sir. check back on with heather for a look at traffic. >> good morning, everybody, welcome, rob. signal problems at morris park, uptown trains are running with delays as a result. we have this as you go to the north -- bound side. new jersey turnpike going to the northbound side of the new jersey turnpike car lanes.
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line, but the new jersey turnpike extension will have difficulties. right at route 17. another accident being cleared away for your reverse commuters and alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. rob, over to you. >> thank you, heather. back to the news now, a woman is dead this morning after a bullet mistakenly struck her during a session at a florida police academy of all places. the shooting happened at a shoot or don't shoot scenario playing the use of simulated lethal force. the woman was one of two participants who were randomly selected for the drill. she was accidentally hit by real bullets. and after a yearlong investigation, today the justice department is expected to release a report harshly critical of the baltimore pd. the report details several findings, including officers routinely discriminating
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force, and officers who are not adequately held accountable for any misconduct. the investigation was launched after the death of freddie gray. gray's neck was broken. the death that sparked riots, spread protests across baltimore. a dozen people, including ten juveniles, are facing charges in a string of bicycle thefts in new jersey. police say the suspects were arrested after they came from out of the city with the intent on stealing bikes and committing burglaries. one teen pushed a detective into a moving car. the city's department of health is expanding the guidelines on who should be tested for zika. the test includes anyone with common symptoms. officials first said anyone who traveled to a zika infected
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the first confirmed details of local transmission. the state reported 21 cases. no cases of transmission by mosquitoes in new york. actually anyone who is over the age of 5. >> indeed. fingers crossed we haven't had a problem here yet. we'll see. 4:51. coming up, a 911 dispatcher goes way beyond the call of duty to help out a woman in need. hear the phone call that tug at her heart and prompted her to act. his comment on the second amendment. some say he was advocating violence against hillary
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you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather traffic. it's 4:55. first thing you'll notice when you go out the door is it's soupy. it's very humid. down the jersey shore here, a couple showers have been rolling across westchester right at 287 and across i-95, and out here at sunrise highway. a little shower activity will be there. we'll be looking at temperatures in the 70s. grab the umbrella. a shower and thunderstorm in
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today. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. what's going on out there? >> this is the l.i.e. you can see we have delays there, but check out that delay over here. right on that right side of your screen. that's a little bit heavier. let's go over to our maps and that's construction. let's talk about here, northbound getting into the grand central parkway. you have this accident being cleared away. five trains, signal problems so you can expect uptown trains as extension of the new jersey turnpike going on to the northbound new jersey turnpike, an overturned vehicle and route 3 heading westbound at route 17, another accident. we do have alternate side of the parking rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. it's 4:55. we are learning more about that out of control car that slammed into a bus stop injuring three people. in this exclusive video shot moments after the crash, we learned overnight that an 88-
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union turnpike when she experienced problems with her tire. that is when police say she lost control. ran off the road, and struck two women and a man. the driver and three pedestrians that she hit are being treated for minor injuries and no charges are expected. growing old in a city can be painful for someone who is living alone. >> but, when an elderly woman called 911 in hartford with a simple mp action from the dispatcher herself. >> i want to know if someone will take my garbage out tomorrow. it's been out there two weeks and it's overloaded. it's 86 years old. i'm handicapped and i have nobody. >> not only is katherine grady a 911 dispatcher, she is also an emt and a volunteer firefighter. when she heard the woman's problem, she offered to take out the woman's trash herself.
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used to help people for no reason, that's an easy thing for me to do to help this person for no reason, because they need help and i can do it. >> katherine says the neighbors who usually help the woman were tied up, so she was happy to jump in and help. >> i love that story. >> it's nice. oh, wow. >> closing in now at 5:00. some breaking news out of new jersey. gunfire at a birthday party leaves one man dead and two girls injured. we're live in jersey city with an update on the investigation and the on going search gunman. >> and an eyewitness news exclusive. a mother shares her story after she was mugged while walking with her children in a staten island park. >> and, meteorologist, bill evans says don't forget the rain gear. the exclusive accuweather
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this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato. heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. breaking in new jersey. murder at a en party. a triple shooting leaves one man dead and live with the very latest on the search for the killer. also, new video police want you to see of an armed man who brutally attacked workers in the diamond district. how they fought off the gunman. >> and a muggy day ahead with showers on the way. so don't forget to pack all your rain gear. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thanks for joining us today, i'm rob nelson killing in for
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never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> that's the first thing you'll notice. it is muggy. here we go. the temperature at 5:00 a.m. 76 degrees and we're looking at a southerly wind. 74 west hampton. down the jersey shore, and look at bridge port. heat advisory goes into effect later today. it says until thursday at 8:00. weekend. that's because the real feels through the weekend will be 100 to 105. showers strolling across suffolk county, fair field county in connecticut. more to come with heating. sot heat builds today and by 11:00, you can run into a shower or thunderstorm. temperatures in the mid 80s. it will be muggy, sticky, steamy, stuffy. heather o'rourke will talk about subway number 5. >> subway number 5, kicking it
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delays as a result of that. northbound side right near grand central parkway, you have that accident also being cleared away. new jersey turnpike north bay extension, the car lanes, we have this overturned car. right at route 17, that accident is being cleared away and going up into the bronx. this on going fire. fire department activity, avenue. diana rocco is on the street. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. rob and lori, back to you. >> we have breaking news in new jersey. a gunman is on the run after a deadly shooting at a birthday party in jersey city. it happened just after 11:30 last night. >> eyewitness news reporter is live for us right there at the scene. darla. >> good morning, rob, lori, this happened in the church's fellowship hall.
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this was a birthday party, the lights were off at the time of the shooting. when the lights were turned on after they heard gun shots, witnesses all saw a body on the floor and they freaked out, scrambled, and ran. this happened around 11:30 last night at the ghost tabernathy ministries. this was a birthday party for a teenage boy, age 15 or 16. witnesses say there were 60 i spoke with say he didn't hear any type of dispute or arguing before the shooting started. but that's when a man in his 20s was struck in the head and died later at the jersey city medical center. >> everything was good, and shots were fired, lights came on. >> how many gun shots did you hear? >> it was at least four to five. >> so you heard four to five gun shots and someone turned the lights on.
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like that. once the kids cleared the floor, you could see the boy's body laying on the ground. >> now, there were two girls who were alts grazed by bullets, ages 12 and 16. they ran to a nearby fast food restaurant for help. they were taken to the jersey city medical center for treatment as well and listed in stable condition. but again, this is a homicide investigation now being led by the hudson county prosecutor's search silling for the suspect. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, darla. also breaking news in iraq where at least 11 babies have been killed in a hospital fire. early reports say this was electrical in nature and in addition to the 11 dead, seven other children and 29 women were all rescued from the maternity hospital and taken to another facility. all of the dead are believed to be babies who were born
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fire truck crashed that critically injured a firefighter on his way to a massive fire in the bronx. this happened near westchester avenue and water's place. 14-year-old veteran, sean o'rourke, severely injured his arm when the truck crashed. he was headed to a four-alarm fire that injured four other firefighters. o'rourke and four others remain in the hospital. the fire was sparked by this morning, police are searching for the suspect who terrorized workers at a jewelry store in the diamond district. this man walked in and asked two employees to see a chain. when the worker walked to the back, the suspect aimed his gun at an employee's head. she screamed and that's when the male employee ran in to help her out. the suspect trieded to fire shots, but the gun just fell
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robber ran away empty handed. it's 5:05. part of a maryland hospital is closed after two babies died from a mysterious bacteria. investigators say the three infants in the neonatal intensive care center tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria. several patients are being transferred to other hospitals as health officials investigate where that bacteria came from. turning now to the race for the white house. it too a few seconds during an off the cuff remark for donald trump to infuriate the clinton campaign and cause yet another controversy. >> hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the second amendment. if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is, i don't know. >> trump suggestion that second amendment backers have the
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lot of questions about exactly what he meant. the clinton team saw it as some kind of threat, saying quote, a person seeking to be president of the suggest violence in any way. the former head of the cia seems to agree. >> if someone else had said that outside the hall, he would be in the back of the police wagon now with the secret service questioning him. >> one congressman went as to far as call this the suggestion of an trump's people say he was simply praising the unity and the political power at the polls of pro gun voters. and the nra say there's quote, no other way to interpret trump's remark. donald trump held back his endorsement until the last minute, paul ryan, has won an overwelming primary victory in wisconsin as he aims for a 10th term in the house.
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to division. it is simple to prey on people's fears. that stuff sells, but it doesn't stick. it doesn't last. most of all, it doesn't work. >> ryan says the voters are sick of the paralysis they see in washington. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together on eyewitness news this morning. it's 5:08. this is the george washington bridge, already looking bise si this morning. and a whole bunch of other you that it's humid and you need an umbrella. 76 degrees. that's the first batch showing up yesterday on our guidance and that proved out to be exactly right in line with the forecast. there's more thunderstorms up around buffalo, rochester, all the way up to plattsburg. thunderstorms developing right around our little neck of the woods here in the tristate area. from the heat and humidity that is building. sup soupy air is coming up from
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not the hottest it will get. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. let me guess, i can guess which roadway it is. >> nope, that is, the garden state parkway. >> so not the garden state parkway. >> that's broadway. >> no, it's right near liberty avenue and it looks okay in this spot. the farther north you go, you're going to run into trouble. let's go take a look at our maps and i'll show you what it is. grand central parkway where we have an accident. uptown trains are running with the delays and then you have route 3 west at route 17. an accident being cleared. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. rob, lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead an eyewitness news exclusive. a frightened mother speaks out after she was muggedded in a staten island park in broad daylight with her children by her side.
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5:12. a staten island mother mugged in broad daylight right in front of her two children. now has a warning fo the woman was pushing her two young sons in a stroller in cloves park on monday. she says that she had no idea anyone was watching her until she felt someone put something on her back. that's when another person demanded money from her. the victim, who didn't want to be identified, spoke exclusively to eyewitness news about the terrifying experience. >> i was worried about my kids. they would have hurt me in
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because these guys that are doing it, they don't have a fear. >> well she didn't have her wallet on her, but she did hand over $20 in her pocket and her watch. she says they pushed her on to her stroller, but neither she nor her sons were injured. some history at the olympics. michael phelps regained some old glory and the women gymnastics team makes a big, bold statement. here's a look at the medal count as it stands on this wednesday morn lead with 26 medals. nine of them gold. >> meet the new golden girls. the u.s. women gymnastic team surge to the medal competition. samone led with powerful performances in every event, sealing the deal with her floor routine. her teammates quickly rushed in to help celebrate. now team captain, ali, can get ready to compete against one another in the all around
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tennis court, serena williams stunned by ukraine, who crushed the reigning olympic champ in straight sets. she is ranked 20th in the world. more history for the u.s. swimming team. michael phelps electrifying the world, reclaiming glory in his signature event. the 200 meter butterfly. the world's best swimmer touching the wall first andearning his 20th gold medal. waving his hand as if to say, just an hour later, phelps joined the men's 4 by 200 meter free style relay. phelps forced to use conner's swim cap after his broke seconds before he had to jump in the water. the team helps phelps score his gold medal. katie ledecky, the 19-year-old sensation took on a stacked field in the 200 meter free style and came through
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the u.s. women's soccer team advancing to the quarter finals. the team came out with a 2-2 draw against columbia, but it was enough to put them at the top of their group. >> unbelievable. >> racking up the gold. >> michael phelps, he's amazing. >> 21 golds. let's check in with bill. >> it was great. particularly after all that controversy with the south african swimmer. he was dancing in front of >> yes. >> ain't dancing now, baby. >> how do you like me now? >> here we go. we're looking at a soupy morning here today. you might want to swim through the humidity today as we're looking at humidity around 87%. the temperature is 76. the dew point 72. the closer the dew point gets to the temperature tells how moist the atmosphere is.
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and the pressure has been falling. air quality is going to be good today. the air quality meters haven't been working for the past three days, i'm going to say it's good. it's going to be poor tomorrow. that's in past history with this type of air mass. uv index at 5. pollen count is low. 75 around long branch. 73 rightstown. 70 up toward monticello. today, we start with 70s. we start with a southerly wind. showers are here. now really from bridgeport east. east haven, up toward monroe and shelton, and we're looking at a shower cutting across, headed toward river head. so, you're about to leave there this morning and grab the umbrella. you see there's not much going on right now. this will take heating of the soupy, moist atmosphere, and then we'll see showers and thunderstorms firing up. when will that take place? there's that shower at 8:00. a little line of showers and thunderstorms starts to develop this afternoon, starting around
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pop up showers into the evening commute. a few early tonight and it will be muggy overnight and looking at overnight lows around 78 to 80. and then tomorrow, we start the day in the mid and upper 70s again. tomorrow afternoon, we're going to get into the 90s quickly with a scattered thunderstorm around and that will last into the weekend. a real feel, 100 to 105 on friday and saturday. so, a popup shower and thunderstorm today. muggy tonight, 73, spotty out anything, just have to take cover. shower and thunderstorm possible tomorrow. real feel, 100. real feel saturday 105. and it's not as hot, but it is still humid on sunday with a scattered shower or thunderstorm that is going to be possible. so, we're looking at some good old summer-time dog days of summer type stuff. there's always a lot of controversy rounded around the dog days of summer.
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about the dog star, cirrus, and on the meteorology calendar, the dog days should end around august 11. it will feel like 100 to 105 this weekend. sot so the dog days are extended. >> did not know that. >> i did not know that either. >> thank you, bill. >> let's go to heather now. >> see what happens when you show up at this early hour, rob? so much. you learn a lot. >> i am not worried about that. >> that's a good lesson right there. >> 5 train, signal problems at morris park. uptown trains running with delays and as you go an the van wyck, there is an accident. we have alternate side of the parking rules in effect for today. rob and lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead, the changes you'll
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5:21. it turns out the new jersey man who claimed he was attacked by a black bear in his yard wasn't attacked afterall. police are now charging 57-year- old, jeffrey wilson with filing a false police report.
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claim were from a 500 pound bear were actually the result of an accident that he was involved in and not an animal attack. when melissa tweeted to report a dangling signal light somewhere in the city, she blew up over the response she got from the department of transportation. the d.o.t. responded hours later, thanking her and saying she could contact 311 in the future for response was electric, saying he was not a suitable response. especially to an elected official. turns out, the problem had already been fixed. the d.o.t. says it is looking at upgrading its twitter responses. >> it's 5:22. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic here on eyewitness news this morning. good morning, i'm bill evans. down the jersey shore, looking good here. beach is going to be the best
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south. right up the beach here along those waters of the atlantic at 75 to 78 degrees. a couple little showers across the eastern end of long island. temperatures are in the 70s. you have a north to a north wind in the park. everyone else reporting a southerly wind and the humidities are way up there. you have a southeast wind to southerly wind if you're taking the ferry over to jersey city. and even it's going to be a day of two to three foot waves in the atlantic. beach today. very high risk of that. ask the life guards where the rip is. if you can't swim, don't go in above the knee. >> yes, and this is the l.i.e. and the l.i.e. is slow near the jericho turnpike. as you go to the northbound side near the grand central parkway. you have this accident being cleared away. and route 17, that is another
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morris park. uptown trains and we have alternate side of the parking street parking rules in effect for today. >> still ahead on eyewitness news, several firefighters critically injured after a blaze in the bronx. we are live with details. that's ahead at 5:30. >> and you can track today's storms on the go with our free news app, for accuweather
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now, new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. breaking news in new jersey. one person is dead and two girls are injured after a gunman opens fire at a teenager's birthday party. for the shooter. >> and several firefighters are hurt after a fire tears through a row of buildings. what sparked the fire. and a change in the accuweather forecast. you want to grab your umbrella because we are timing out the next round of rain. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm rob nelson. thanks for being with us on this wednesday, august 10. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist, bill evans. >> it is soupy outside this
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where humidities are high, the temperatures warmer than normal for the overnight hours. we're at 76. 77 ridgewood queens and we're looking at 75 at belmar. 74 long island. heat advisory through 8:00 tomorrow evening. that will be extended, no doubt, through the weekend. showers are out across river head and the northern branch, or northern fork, whichever way you like to say and more to come. cloudy s weather, breaks of sun. a shower and thunderstorm around 10:00 and into the afternoon. we're into the low and mid 80s. watch out for the rip current risk at the beaches. it's going to be high. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather, it has been busy this morning. >> right near grand central parkway, an accident. we also have reports of an accident on the southern state parkway near exit 14. this involves a bus.
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collision that is being cleared. five trains, you have switching problems, uptown trains are running with delays as a result of that. in the bronx, in westchester hutch north near exit 25. an accident cleared away and as you go into the bronx, 235th street between carpenter avenue, that fire department activity, diana rocco is on the scene of that. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. heather, thank you. one man was killed in a shooting at a birthday party for a teenager. reaction from an eyewitness. darla. >> lori, this is a homicide investigation now being handled by the hudson county prosecutor's office. within the last half hour, police have opened up the street here in front of the scene. but there is still a police presence there. this happened just after 11:30 last night at the ghost
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lincoln community center here in jersey city. this was a birthday party for a teenage boy that started at 8:00 last night. a crowd of 60 teens were all out having a good time in the church and just around 11:30, as the dj was changing songs, witnesses say they heard about 5 or 6 gun shots. the lights were off at the time. when they turned them on, witnesses say a man in his 20s who had been shot in the head. >> they are youn they were like, don't touch him, or whatever the case may be. everybody's first thing was to call the cops. they did call the police officers and happened to be a car was already past them. since everybody was past. they were yelling. the cops got here. >> not only did witnesses flag down the police. one of two girls grazed in the shoot ling ran to a fast food
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get help. those two girls are ages 12 and 16. police say they are in stable condition at the medical center. the name of the victim at this point has not yet been released and again, this morning the search is on for the shooter. reporting live in jersey city, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, darla. in other news now, three firefighters are in critical condition after a massive fire ripped through a row of buildings in the bronx. investigators say the fire was sparked by children playing top in wakefield. eyewitness news reporter, diana rocco is with more. diana. >> rob, good morning. it was the intense heat of this fire that presented a real challenge physically for firefighters yesterday. four in total were injured, three of them remain in critical condition here at jacoby medical center this morning. three injuries were due to the intense heat of this fast spreading fire on a very hot
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fire truck got into an accident. patrick morello was overwelmed by heat exhaustion fighting the flames from the roof, joseph brady, a 17 year vet had a heart attack and lieutenant joseph marterell was treated for serious the noon fire consumed several homes on east 235th street and struck four alarms before crews were able to gain control. >> we deal with a lot of tough things, but it was a tough day for the fire those members. they are all veteran members of the department. three of whom were assigned to the bronx. one was assignedded to ladder company in queens. and a fourth when a fire truck from queens coming to assist hit a beam underneath the l train in the bronx. 44-year-old, sean o'rourke was severely injured. o'rourke is among the three still in critical condition
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all are expected to survive. that is the very latest from the morris park section of the bronx. channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you. we have new video of the suspects wanted for an armed robbery. the two men drew a handgun when they woke up a man who had been sleeping on a bench at 5th avenue and east 89th street early yesterday morning. the thieves stole his messenger bag, laptop, and camera, then please call police. a solemn vigil for vanessa, the new york woman killed while jogging near her mother's home in massachusetts. there was a full house in princeton last night. the 27-year-old was well known in her hometown and people, as you can imagine, are just shocked at her murder which took place hours before she was set to take a train back here to manhattan. >> it couldn't have happenedded
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liked her. she was so smart and such a good person. >> we're a community, you know, when one falls in our town, it hurts. >> this girl lived in new york and she came to princeton and it happened, it doesn't happen in princeton. >> investigators in princeton still are not sure if this killing was random or whether this was a targeted attack. either way, it's the first killing in princeton in 30 years. >> 5:37. new fliers around queens with the increased $20,000 reward to catch a killer of katarina. she was killed last week. nypd met with people living in the area earlier this week to help ease concerns. police said their investigation points to one attacker. and at least a dozen people were treated for alcohol poisoning while tailgating at a
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at the jones beach amp theater where snoop dogg were performing. ambulances were on hand to take away some of the folks. state police confiscated alcohol and dumped it out. 42 people were hurt when a railing collapsed at a tour stop in camden last week. people in new jersey are being warned to keep a close eye on their pets. the division of health says a raccoon found in hudson county park tested positive rabies. officials are telling residents to keep pets on a leash when outside. they are asking residents to call the nonemergency line for police if they see any wildlife acting erratically. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> looking for that sunrise, but it is soupy and cloudy and hazy and humid and our
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couple showers. working their way across long island from the southern state, to river head, to the north fork, there's thunderstorms across new york state today. those will stay off to the north. but more will develop today. so let's get you out the door. it's soupy, it's sticky, it's humid this morning. take an umbrella. temperature is 76. low 80s by noontime. speaking of the southern state, there's an unauthorized bus on the southern state. heather says you must >> this is true. this is the southern state parkway. this is right near exit 13. the eastbound side is doing fine at this point. however, as we go over to our maps, i will tell you what is going on. just as bill said, unauthorized bus, it's eastbound, right near exit 14 and the bus hit the fletcher avenue overpass. this might be out there for quite some time. we'll keep you posted on what is happening. we're also taking a look northbound. it's the ramp to the grand
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accident being cleared away and the 59th street bridge, queens bound, lower level, inner roadway, there's an accident there. and the five train signal problems at morris park, uptown trains are running with delays as a result. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. rob and lori, back to you. >> new overnight, several car owners in long island will wake up to a big surprise this morning. vandals. >> also ahead, a man called 911 saying he is going to shoot a
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overnight. we're not going to show you the gang signs this morning, however. but if you have any information, please call police. also new this morning, a police officer shot and killed a woman during a training exercise at a southeast florida police academy. officials say a 73-year-old woman was among a group of people taking a class in community policing. she was involved in a role- playing activity with an officer which was supposedded a shooting. instead, she was killed. the officer involved has now been placed on leave as police continue to investigate. a white north carolina homeowner is being held without bond. police say he shot and killed an african american man outside his home. the mother of 20-year-old, koren cannot endure the loss of her son. he was a good person who should not have been gunned down. raleigh police say thomas was
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the homeowner was upset. he also told police that the same people had gathered outside his home with guns. new video this morning, three people police say stole a religious statue from a church. police released this video overnight. the nypd said the three stole the statue in williams burg earlier this year. it it was later found in the trash near the church. an art studio is working to restore the recognize anyone, call crime stoppers. it's 5:44. let's check in with bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> this is our camera in midtown. looks rather dark here. here's our camera at times square. looking good. down toward the gma studios. here's a good view of how our cloud cover looks this morning. looking across the park here. we have cloudy skies, we'll have breaks of sun. sun is up in 15 minutes from
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out toward flushing bay, planes will be taking off at laguardia airport, high humidity. we have a bumpy takeoff today. the winds are going to be out of the south at 5. that's been pumping up the moisture here. the pressure has been falling. it's a number that marks fair weather. normal is 83. yesterday we were at 87. we had a sprinkle go by, sunrise as i mentioned, coming up. 6:02. humidity is back and take an can't be ruled out. heat advisory is in effect later today and will last on into the weekend. for most areas, third heat wave of the summer. second in the park. thunderstorm risk through the weekend, real feel of 100 to 105 friday and saturday. air quality is good. uv index is a 5. 77 to laguardia and out across long island. 74. 75 around bell mar. so, these southerly winds have
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moisture all night and that's why we have a heat advisory in effect for the five borrows. starts later today. goes until 8:00 tomorrow night. i'm sure the national weather service will extend that. we're looking at a couple showers, river head, up toward orient point, and hampton bay eastward. now there are thunderstorms to the north. this is a big mess up around, through the buffalo area and rochester, albany, you delays there. now today, that will stay to the north. the showers and thunderstorms pop up for us today. going to be the result of heating, humidity, and a little upper level support. you see by the time we get to 5:00, popup thunderstorms, particularly down the jersey shore, hudson river valley, you may see one, you may not. hit and miss, tomorrow, we're off to the races with the temperatures. as a matter of fact, the real feel tomorrow at 2:00, 98 to
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101 around morristown. so, dangerous, dangerous heat coming your way again. southerly winds, 10, 15 knotts, rip current risk high at the beaches today. contact the life guard. 85, showers and thunderstorm. tonight, muggy, a spotty storm 73. tomorrow, we're to 90. real feel 100. can't rule out a thunderstorm later. here's your accuweather seven- throw in some vegetables. >> make some soup. >> it will be soupy this weekend. >> all right, thank you, bill. now to heather for a quick look of the traffic. >> this is not looking too good. this is your approach getting on to the 59th street bridge. what's going on? we'll go over to our maps and i'll tell you what's going on. we have an accident. i can tell you all about it. it's on the 59th street bridge
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roadway. that's where the accident is and also taking a peek at the southern state parkway eastbound exit 14 unauthorized bus. the bus hit the fletcher avenue overpass. we have problems with our 5 trains and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. rob, over to you. >> thank you, heather. the city's department of health is expanding the guidelines on who should be tested for zika. the test will now include anyone with its most common symptoms. previously, officials said those who traveled to a impacted region or their sexual partners should be tested. the move comes on the heels of the first confirmed cases of transmission by mosquitoes in florida. the state now has reported 21 cases. there are no cases of transmission by mosquitoes here in new york. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a new look at a police chase caught on camera. the steps the police took
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when they tried to pull the suspect over, he took off. police chased him through the streets and it wasn't until he hit a car on that finally he came to a stop. he took off running, but police caught up with him and arrested him. get ready for this next story. a newborn baby made a dramatic splash into the world via a toilet. the parents had already checked into the hospital when they the restroom and that is when baby tessa decided to make her shocking debut. >> little face was just there outside of the water. >> you get to hold your baby girl from the toilet or not the toilet, but she is healthy and clean and beautiful and that's all that matters. >> and toilet trained. baby tessa is a healthy and
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baby. >> yes. bottom line, safe and sound. >> all right, still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we continue to follow breaking news in new jersey. one man is dead and two girls are hurt after gunfire erupts at a teenager's birthday party.
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every seven minutes. >> this is the southern state parkway and this traffic is because of a bus. a bus on a parkway? let's go right over to our maps. you're not allowed to go on the southern state parkway. eastbound right near exit 14. so the bus hit the fletcher avenue overpass. van wyck north is an accident on that ramp. we have five trains running with delays in morris park and street cleaning rules are in effect for today. thank you. he was crafted by a team of artists in brooklyn and today he returned. a 1 ton, 13 feet high bronze statue of captain america will stand tall today in the children's corner in brooklyn's prospect park. it's to mark the movie and the comic book hero 75th anniversary. the san diego comic con before
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york. captain america's ultra ego hails from brooklyn. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, breaking news out of jersey city. gunfire shatters a birthday party inside of a church. one man is dead, two girls hurt. what we're learning about the investigation. >> an eyewitness news exclusive. a mother walking with her children in a city park.
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a teenager's birthday party. witnesses describe a scene of panic inside a community church center. >> new video showing the scene where one firefighter was seriously injured. >> also, a backlash over trump's comments over hillary clinton. now getting the attention of the secret service. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm rob nelson filling rosato. it's wednesday, august 10. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> we have cloudy skies and southerly winds bringing up a lot of moisture. and across the park, you see what i'm talking about. there's some sun breaking through there at the top. we'll have this kind of day today with sun breaking through the clouds. 78 degrees. that's warm for this hour of the day. heat advisory in effect through 8:00 tomorrow evening. i'm sure the weather service

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