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nine people hurt when a fire tore through a billing overnight. one person forced to jump out a window. new video just coming in. the story everyone is still talking about, suction cups a harness and a plan. hear why a young man tried to climb to the very top of trump tower. and we are entering the longest and the hottest stretch of the summer so far. get ready for steamy weather
i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. take it away. i could be have written that tease better myself. >> reporter: did you write it? >> yes, i did. hey i was just trying to describe the weather. it will be hot and humid. it will be the longest stretch of hot weather days and the hottes 73 around hanover, 80 elizabeth. this is not bad compared to what it is going to be. 80 for an overnight number is really warm. remember i told you the national weather service would extend that. i know the national weather service like i know the back of my land. they have a heat watch and a heat warning post also south and west down toward philly. today it is going to warm quickly to about 90. it is going to feel like 100
talk about that flexion. it is weather then heather. >> we have long island metro north, no major issue with transit. subways are doing okay. the 5 trains are dealing with the signal problems. route 17 all lanes are closed on 17 as you go southbound. they are diverted off because of this construction project. as you travel on to 80 as you go westbound near exit 62 two lanes had closed down as a result of that. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. over to you. dramatic fire. overnight in the bronx at least nine people have been hurt, including three firefighters. one man jumped from a window to escape the flames. he suffered the most serious of the injuries. the firefighter suffered minor injuries as well. fire broke out inside the
apartments on east 202nd street around 23:04 morning. 30 people have been displaced in this. the cause is under investigation but right now it does not appear suspicious. a man on a mission tried to scale trump tower at the height of the evening rush. the dramatic moment caught on camera as police grabbed him and pulled him to safety. it was watched by tens of thousands of people on the ground and online and on the air. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live withhe for us. carla? >> reporter: you know that climber got a lot wearing than a lot of people would have imagined yesterday. as a result you still see an nypd presence here at trump tower and obviously today there will be presumably repairs to repair the window and grate that were removed. this morning we are still waiting for the nypd to identify the climber who spent more than two and a half hours
from virginia and he had multiple forms of id, which is why the nypd is still trying to identify him. we are learning this morning that steve took his parents' car, drove to new york tuesday evening, stayed the night at a hoe tell in the bowery and then arrived at trump power just after 3:00 p.m. with his suction -- hotel in the bowery, and then arrived at with his suction cups. after all the drama it only took 10 seconds for a member to yank him inside. >> perfect time to present itself. when i felt it was safe for him and myself and my crew, when it presented itself, i reached out and took hold of his hand and said sir you need to come with me and i brought him inside with the help of my partner. >> reporter: now the nypd says this climber, steve from
1- minute video on youtube tuesday before he drove his parents' car here, explaining why he was climbing trump tower, that he wanted to get donald trump's attention and he was hoping to have a private meeting with him. police say as he was scaling trump tower wednesday afternoon he dropped flyers from his backpack making reference to the youtube video. but this morning steve from virginia is at bellevue undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. have not yet been determined. darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:35. and new this morning, first glimpse of the predator who targeted a 12-year-old girl on a bronx elevator. police released the sketch overnight. investigators say this man threatened to large the little girl if she did not follow him off an elevator and into a stairwell at 175th street and walton avenue last month. instead she ran and banged on
police say he is slim, about 20 years old. $160,000 and climbing. the reward fund to catch katrina vetrano's siller is going up this morning. there is now a new strategy underway to track down the killer. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live now from howard beach, diana? >> reporter: rob good morning. the command post is still up out here. more than a week later police every lead. they are now asking for voluntary dna samples. meanwhile karina's parents are hoping someone will come forward with information. the gofundme page is a big part of it. it is now topping $163,000. it was put up a little more than $23,000 ago. the donations have been pouring in from all over the country and the world. karina was murdered last tuesday while out for a jog
a few hours later off the running trail. she was face down. police believe her murder was random and they are now asking some of the homeless in the area for voluntary dna samples. karina's parents say they will not rest until their daughter's killer was found. >> they are tracking everything down. what we need, we need for someone to say hello, i know the guy. that is what we are looking for. if i wake up and there is nothing for me to do, that is when the bottom is going to drop out. to stay involved every day, in every way. today it's this. this is keeping me alive today. >> reporter: some of that money from the gofundme page will serve as reward money, according to karina's parents for information leading to a conviction of whoever killed their daughter. people in this area have been calling for additional security
7 eyewitness news. thank you diana? in other news police in nassau county are trying to track down a boater that left's woman badly hurt. police released this sketch. it happened in reynolds channel where the speed is just 5 miles per hour. police say the man was speeding in a boat that looked like the one you see there when he crashed into the back of another boat injuring the 50- year-old woman. the woman was take hospital. the clean up will resume on long island this morning, where a weak tornado touched down in suffolk county. accu-weather and the national weather service confirmed an ef- 0 twister hit. the storms caused flooding and drivers were forced to navigate their pockets of standing water. in connecticut another small tornado brought down trees in new haven. the national weather service says the trees fell on power
on cars. the tornado left a path of damage about 2 miles long. no injuries were reported. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. it is a stuffy, steamy morning. we have a lot of humidity out there. in astoria down the east river here that is roosevelt island on the right. right there in the middle, one world trade. the heat is 80 right now, might drop into the upper 70s prior to 6:00. a little shower and pop top here in morris county. really we have this kind of line from this high ridge here, kind of has the sticky, steamy air along that. that with heating today will fire up another thunderstorm. 81 by 9:00. noon time 87. we get to nine this afternoon. can't rule out a pop-up thunderstorm this afternoon. might be strong with a
only gets hotter. back in wintertime, when she was begging for this heat, now you have it. i hope you are happy. >> i am 100% happy. totally cool with it. here is route 17. this is new jersey. i'm not seeing a lot of traffic for that. there is a reason for that. route 17 southbound side midland avenue getting into century road we have construction. all lanes are closed and avenue. then on long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north you are doing just fine. no major issues there. 5 train signal problems at morris park. we have this problem on 80 as you go onto the westbound side. that is an accident involving a downed pole. we have two lanes down as you go through that spot. george washington bridge lincoln and holland all have
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unaccounted for. dozens of people are hurt after an explosion sparked a massive fire in an apartment building. video shows flames tearing through the building in silver spring just before midnight as firefighters rescued people out of the burning building. eyewitnesses say they heard a loud boom just before the fire broke out. as many as 25 people including firefighters have been hurt. the blaze has been placed under control. stay with eyewitness news for updates. a grief stricken this morning after the sudden passing of john saunders at 61 years of age. saunders was with earliest days. that is nearly three decades. he covered everything college football, basketball. the nhl. he hosted sports center. reaction has been both heartfelt from viewers and
hard to right this. john saunders has died. he was an amazing man in many ways. thinking of his family. a kansas water pike road where a 10-year-old boy was killed passed a private insurance inspection as recently as early june. now the boy's funeral is tomorrow. the associated press reports the child was decap tate in the accident but authorities have it happened. the child was held in place by velcro style straps. the material isn't designed to keep a person in a seat and it degrades with use. a quick thinking robbery victim cornered a crook inside a bank until the cops showed up. it all happened at a chase bank in patterson yesterday. the suspect approached the victim at the atm and demanded his bank card. but the victim turned things around and locked up the
in the vestibule. he kept him trapped inside until police arrived. well done. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> it is going to be a dog day afternoon here today with a hot day, a humid day it only gets hotter as we go into the next few days. got a good visibility. the humidity is up 79%, winds are southwest at 5. that will help a little bit. that will keep the big time humidity at bay. climbing to 90 today all you need is a little bit of humidity. the pressure is at 30.10 and falling. normal high 83 yesterday, sun's up at 6:03 this morning. the heat is on. the summer sizzle until sunday. heat advisory for the five burrows. third heat wave for most, the second in central park. we are looking at the thunderstorms in the evenings.
heat and humidity will crank out a thunderstorm or two but there are not that many. 77 in long branch. 76 wrightstown. up to the north 76 in monticello. the wind profiles you see out of the southwest here light, 4, 5, 8 miles per hour. at times calm to the north and west. that will keep warm air masses riding over us. heat advisory through saturday. so we have this line from the high pressure ridge across with clouds. and at times in this soupy air mass, a shower and thunderstorm gets fired up. but not a whole lot. when i was talking about looking at our guidance, this is our futurecast. looking at 80 to start the day. look at the afternoon, we get to 90 there is not many thunderstorms firing up in this air mass. there are some north and west here inland areas away from the beach. the beach is one of the best places to be today through the weekend but the rip currents will be high. so that is what you have to
upper 70s to 80s once again. this afternoon in the low 90s. popcorn-type thunderstorms come up really in the mountains here in upstate new york and not so much around until we get to late evening hours on friday. hot weather right through the weekend and with that heat can't rule out a scattered shower or thunderstorm. tonight is muggy, low 78. tomorrow hotter, 92 and the real feel 100 to 105. here forecast. 94 on saturday. that day is a beast as it will feel like maybe even 107. >> oh my gosh. >> saturday is a dumpster fire. hot on saturday. you want to keep the air moving. as maureen so adroitly said in that tease, the longest stretch, the hottest stretch of weather we have had so far.
i said. >> this one is up there. particularly tomorrow. i'll show you the heat index for tomorrow coming up. that is even much hotter than today. and saturday too. thanks bill. check in with heather again. let's talk about our subway trains. signal problems at morris park. the l, fast track work. that issue will be with us until about 5:00 a.m. southbound side midland avenue you have construction. all lanes are closed down and diverted at midland avenue as a result of this construction project. we are hoping that will be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. we'll definitely keep you posted. 80 westbound local lanes near exit 62. this is an accident involving a downed pole. just hop on the express lanes as you go onto the westbound side. put that one right here in your memory bank. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today.
thank you. today we are expecting to learn more about a suspected terrorist in canada who was killed before he could set off a suicide bombing. investigators say this picture shows aaron driver who was under a court order from earlier this year to not associate with any terrorist groups. yesterday police swarmed a neighborhood in southern ontario after receiving information about a potential terrorist threat. officer caught on video stomping a suspect in the head has been fired. officer joel edward was convicted in the assault case of coffee in brooklyn. edward was then sentenced to two years probation. happening today the federal government is expected to announce it will expand its research into marijuana.
announcement in response to a petition filed by two former governors five years ago. the petition called on federal agencies to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medical uses. sources say the government has no immediate plans to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. 4:51. happening today mayor de blasio is expected to sign a bill into law requiring public buildings provide lactation rooms for new mothers. job centers snap centers and the city-owned offices for the administration for children's services must make one lactation room available to women using on site services. the room must have a chair, an outlet and access to running water. it cannot though be used as a bathroom. 4:51 and coming up on eyewitness news this morning a
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in 10 years. really god. 78 around new brunswick. it is going to be a really warm start to the day. hot town today. high pressure will dominate today through the weekend. heat index tomorrow about 105. maybe up to 107 on saturday. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. heather is going to talk about route 17 this morning. >> southbound the century road construction. all lanes divert a result. 80 westbound local lanes near exit 62. there is a downed pole but it is not blocking any lanes at this point. downtown rains are running with delays. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and rob over to you. a loving dog is back home with her family in south carolina thanks to a cop jersey. >> patrolman frank cole and his
in a broken down along the side of the road in wall township. after 11 days with the cole family their black lab and german shepherd, patrolman cole and another officer drove 10 and a half hours last thursday to reunite bella with her family in myrtle beach. >> put her in the back seat no sooner than opening my front door to get in the driver's seat she jumped into the front passenger seat and turned around to look at me to say i sit here. >> bella's reunion with her family from south carolina was emotional and the cole family was sorry to see her go. >> to protect, serve and sometimes deliver. new details onage apartment fire that injured 10 people including firefighters. we just got an update on what people were forced to do to escape the flames. the trump tower climber
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caught on camera. a young man with a message for donald trump scales trump tower. the two-hour ordeal coming it a dramatic end 21 stories up. we are live with what we know about the suspect. also developing in the bronx new details just in on a fire that injured nearly a dozen people, including firefighters. and the extreme heat starts today. it will only get worse. we are talking about real feel temperatures near 100 degrees.
i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. it is thursday august 11th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. and this morning, we have high humidity and a soupy morning to start your day. here's our little corner of the world right here west of 6th street columbus avenue. i see you rob above the kiosk. right there. looking at 80 degrees cloudy skies, southwest wind here, these numbers are about 8, 9, 10 degrees warmer than the overnight hours. heat advisory through saturday. heat warning toward mercer county and toward philly. hot day, hot town summer in the city. 87 at noon. 90 this afternoon. real feel near 100. that is just the start tomorrow's feel about 105. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic.
closed done midland avenue. 80 going westbound in your local lanes near exit 62, you have a downed pole. but it is all off on the shoulder they are doing the repairs there. but there aren'tfully closed lanes on the main line. downtown trains are running with delays as a result and we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today all the. a developing story now in the br burning building in bedford park. the fire department has just told us 10 people have been hurt, including three firefighters who have minor injuries. one resident is in serious condition with burns and even broken bones after he jumped 15 feet through a window to escape the flames. the fire on a mullet tippal unit building broke out just before 2:30 this morning. at least 30 people have now
hours after a climber started scaling the side of trump tower midtown members of the nypd emergency services unit risked their own lives grabbing him and pulling him inside. it all played out live right here on channel 7. the man said he wanted a private audience with donald trump. >> police started busting out windows along his path. it all ended up being a slow moving game darla miles has the dramatic ending. >> reporter: good morning rob and lori. we are learning more about the climb they are morning. we have just found out police believe he drove his parents' car here on tuesday afternoon, spent the night at a hotel in the bowery before coming here around 3:00 wednesday to start his two plus hour quest to scale trump tower. this morning he is at bellevue undergoing a psychiatric
the moment where he was yanked inside a 21st story window. at this point he is only being identified as steve from virginia. he had two different forms of identification on him. the nypd believes on tuesday he posted this video to youtube. it is 1-minute long and essentially said he was coming to new york city to get donald trump's attention so that he could meet with the republican >> that youtube video explains that he is an independent researcher and he wanted to meet with him and that is the reason why he was climbing this building. at no time did he express he wanted to hurt anyone. his sole intention was to meet with mr. trump. >> reporter: i wanted to show you a live look at trump tower. there is an nypd presence here. lots of repairs obviously will take place to the windows and
during yesterday's recovery operation and the district attorney will work with bellevue on any possible charges. darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. police released images of a man wanted for raping a woman in queens. this man approached the 52-year- old victim at flower karaoke in flushing last month. after talking for two hours police say he raped her inside a rented room at the karaoke lounge. crime stoppers. several people remain hospitalized after a snoop dog concert on long island. fifty people were treated for alcohol poisoning at jones beach amphitheater. 75 were arrested for underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and illegal drug use. police patrolling the beach and concert venues say part of the problem here is insufficient
10,000 concert goers who were there. >> we need to hire more police officers. we are running at around 50% of our authorized strength and that is just unacceptable. >> reporter: three people remain in the icu at the hospital. an 18-year-old is listed in serious condition after hitting his head while intoxicated. two big concerts are set at 5:06. the white house is not commenting on donald trump's claims that he terror group isis actually honors president obama as its founder. >> he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis. >> he founded isis. and i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary
made up the story about the secret service speaking to his campaign about his second amendment remarks on stopping hillary clinton. secret service officials have denied there were any formal talks with the trump campaign. clinton's secret service team was quick to move when another animal rights activist rushed the stage during her appearance in des moines. clinton didn't falter, she joked some people get carried away and that happened as police the secret service carried off the protester. the fbi is widening its investigation of russian hackers penetrating the putters of democratic politicians. the fbi first thought the cyber attack attacked the democratic national committee and the national campaign committee. but it is now clear the hackers also breached the private e- mail accounts of more than 100 groups and party officials.
people close to hillary clinton. people in the bronx had a chance to ask mayor de blasio questions. it was packed with new yorkers asking about crime, traffic safety, other big issues here in new york. the staffers of the mayor have told eyewitness news that de blasio likes these town halls and they want to do more of them. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. this is our ca midtown looking south. we have a great visibility. it is warm and muggy though for this hour of the day. we are starting out the 5:00 a.m. hour at 80 degrees and the humidity is high the temperature is around 78 degrees around jfk. 70 monticello. check out the heat index for tomorrow, 100 to 105.
and southern jersey. heat advisory in effect. 107 saturday the hottest the real feel has been all summer long. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. i can guess that roadway. heather. >> reporter: no you can't. >> that is columbus avenue. >> reporter: nice try. this is route 17 in new jersey. and you could see there isn't a lot of traffic going southbound. they have a diversion going on so a little bit of traffic as you head south. go south midland avenue, we still have construction. all lanes closed down and diverted at midland avenue. 80 westbound side local lanes exit 62. crews are out there repairing a downed pole. we don't have any lanes closed on the main line but the shoulder is blocked off. 5 trains morris park. downtown trains running with delays as a result. as you come over the george washington bridge we have
lanes are closed. hopefully they won't have this running late. if you recall last week and i'm sure you do, we had delays all the way back to the george washington bridge. street cleaning rules are in effect. rob, lori, over to you. heather thank you. still ahead an arsonist in brooklyn caught on camera. his distinct walk that could help police identify and arrest him. developing right now part building explodes. several people are still several people are still ? ? ? isaac hou has mastered gravity defying moves
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team usa's lily king and eula. king missed a spot in the final. remember the teenager won in the 100-meter event and made headlines for calling out the russian on doping violations. out on the beach, defending gold mad alist kelley walsh jennings and carrie ross boat the swiss team. >> keep the 5:15. let's check in. >> reporter: we look from our camera in brooklyn over to the one world trade center there wall street and bowling green. dew point 73. that is really lie. the closer the dew point is to the temperature and the more moisture in the atmosphere near 80% humidity to start the day a calm wind. looking at the heat sizzling it out today. summer sizzle until sunday.
advisory for the five burrows. thunderstorm threat too this afternoon, as well as each afternoon through the weekend. 80 from riverdale to around toward murray hill and 78 toward jfk and 77 long island coastal connecticut. the winds are out of the southwest. that helps a little bit. south facing shores coastal connecticut south shore long island, east end going to feel really nice. the atlantic and long island sound. heat advisory and the heat warning we are talking about. there are some clouds over us, kind of the rimpf this high pressure ridge, it is muggy, it is so hot. the rimpf that right there and around that rim, that is where there is enough moisture to fire up a thunderstorm or two. you go above this rim way up into new england, and there are cooler temperatures. 79 in the park. a pop-up shower or thunderstorm is possible. particularly the inland areas
heating in the land and not so much the coastal sections. then tomorrow we can start out with temperatures in the 80s tomorrow. a pop-up shower or thunderstorm tomorrow as we get into the low 90s. closer toward sunset tomorrow. each afternoon 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 there is a pop-up thunderstorm around so be aware of that. if you are heading out the door it is muggy, hazy. 79 at 8:00. at 9:00 it is boating forecast, a little wind out there. waves 2 to 3 feet. and with a southwest wind the rip current risk is high not only today but through the weekend. so it is hot town, summer in the city. and there goes the summer sizzle as this high sits out here on the atlantic and keeps pushing all the heat toward us from the south.
a real feel of 100 to 105. here's saturday maybe around 105, 107 in the inland areas saturday. a pop-up thunderstorm is still 93 on sunday. so figure it out how you are going to keep yourself cool this weekend. you want to keep the air moving, keep the air conditioning going, drink lots of ice tea, lots of lemonade i don't where the ac is broken because that is a funky place to be. >> i see it look out here it comes. >> everybody is all sweaty. on that note, heather good morning. >> reporter: i think i'm going to get sick.
delays. crossbronx into the sheridan construction two lanes closed down as a result. last week we had the traffic all the way back to the george washington bridge into new jersey so hopefully this will be cleared away shortly. street cleaning rules in effect. rob, lori, over to you. heather thank you. still ahead a sign of the high-tech times. how you can messages directly to president obama. and the one thing on the roads that
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welcome back. it is 5:22. new this morning hundreds of thousands of car crashes are being attributed to debris on the roads. a new aaa study shows road debris caused more than 200,000 crashes between 2011 and 2014. of those accidents, 39,000 caused some type of and more than 500 resulted in death. aaa is reminding drivers to properly secure their loads before getting on the road you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here on eyewitness news this morning it is 5:22. it is warm, it is humid. best place to be is at the beach. here on the jersey shore you may not have too much of a rip current risk. you'll have a southwest wind coming out here. south facing shores of long
temperature 80 around manhattan to 80 newark, elizabeth, 78 over toward jamaica queens. the humidity in the low 80s to low 90s around jamaica queens and jfk. a nice ride on the staten island ferry. our 90-degree weather starts today, it will be lasting through the weekend. real feel is 100 to 107. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. heather is looking at route 17. >> r is the l.i.e. you need to come over to the traffic center and get a little lesson. here is the l.i.e. near jericho turnpike. traffic is doing okay and we'll go over to our plans and talk to you about what is happening. crossbronx expressway eastbound webster avenue into the sheridan construction two lanes closed down as a result of that. hopefully it won't extend back up to and over the george washington bridge. 80 westbound exit 62 that is a downed pole. it is off on the shoulder not blocking any lanes on the main
experience rubbernecking delays and we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. rob and lori over to you. heather thank you. 5:23. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning two tornadoes touched down in the tristate and there will be a lot of clean up ahead. video of the damage. and extreme heat making headlines today. you can stay on top of the changing conditions with our free your daughter wants to stay organic. your husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients. you want to stay free from artificial preservatives. and your debit card wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with small victories like stop & shop's nature's promise brand. great prices on over 800 items.
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stokes. and i'm rob nelson filling in today for ken rosato. thanks for tuning in on this thursday august 11th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. going to be a scorcher right bill? >> it only gets hot and more humid as we go into the weekend. here we go, current temperature at this hour, 80 degrees. normal overnight temperatures 68, 69s are way more normal. island, a heat advisory for the five burrows into saturday. heat warning toward philly. we hit 90 this afternoon, going to feel like 100. going to feel like 105 tomorrow. here we go this is the fdr drive southbound you can see lots of brake lights, this is because of construction down in the 60s. we also have delays going into
delays coming toward us. let's head over to our maps. 5 trains you have problems at morris park. downtown trains are running with delays as a result. the crossbronx expressway eastbound sheridan, two lanes closed down. delays go right back to the alexander hamilton bridge. we'll keep our fingers crossed they don't extend over to the new jersey side. a downed pole off on the shoulder. today. lori over to you. heather thank you. one man captivated thousands of people across the tristate for nearly three hours as he scaled trump tower using giant suction cups. but he was no match for the nypd. it is our top story on our free news app. eyewitness news reporter carla miles is live with new details on the suspect this morning. carla? >> reporter: you can see a
the nypd to confirm the identity of this climber who spent two and a half hours scaling trump tower. on his way up he only said his name was steve from virginia. this he said to officers before he tried -- who tried to intercept him. this 1-year-old climber actually took his parents' car, according to the nypd, drove up to new york, spent the night at in the bowery and set south to scale trump tower around 3:00. it only took about 10 seconds to yank the 19-year-old back inside the window and i was waiting for the perfect time. when i felt it was safe for him and myself and my crew. when it presented itself, i reached out and took hold of his hand and i said sir you need to come with me and
>> the 19-year-old actually posted this 1-minute video on youtube tuesday afternoon before he took his parents' car and drove here to new york. it simply explained he wanted to meet with donald trump, that he had an important matter to discuss with him. and he had flyers pointing to the youtube page in his the trump tower. he wanted this to go viral. this morning the 1-year-old is at bellevue undergoing a full psychiatric evaluation. no timetable on how long that will take and in terms what have charges will be filed. reporting live in mid down, darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. developing in queens a 24- year-old man and his mother are in the hospital after a shooting in ozone park.
in. the 24-year-old was shot outside his 113th street home early this morning. the bullet hit him in the arm and grazed his 49-year-old mother in the head. both were taken to the hospital, they are expected to be okay. the victims know the suspect and they are searching for him. police in nassau county are trying to track down the boater involved in a hit and run crash that left a woman badly injured. investigators released a sketch of the boater in sunday morning's crash. it happened in rey where the speed is 5 miles per hour. police say the man was speeding in a boated that looked like the one there when he crashed into the back of another boat, injuring the 50-year-old mother. the man took off toward ocean side. the man was taken to the hospital. there is an outpouring of support this morning for the parents of karina vetrano the jogger murdered in howard
has already received more than $163,000. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco has an update. diana. >> reporter: rob good morning. police continue to follow-up on every lead. meanwhile this morning karina's parents are hoping that someone will come forward with information that will help them catch her killer. her gofundme page is already to little more than 24 hours ago. the donations have been pouring in from all over the country and the world. katrina was murdered while out for an evening jog in spring creek park here in howard beach a few blocks from her home. her body found a few hours later off the running trail. police believe her murder was random. police are asking for random
samples. tracking everything down. but what we need we need for someone to say hello, i know the guy. that is what we are looking for. i wake up and there is nothing for me to do that is when the bottom is going to drop out. so i have to stay involved every day in every way. today it's this. this is keeping me alive today. >> reporter: so karina's parents say the money from this as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of whoever killed their daughter. meanwhile people in the area have been asking for increased security measures out here in this national park. live in howard beach diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. an nypd officer caught on video stopping a suspect in the head has been fired.
in the assault case in brooklyn. more then a month ago edward was sentenced to two years probation with a promise that he would leave the force. the clean up will resume on long island this morning, where a weak tornado touched down in suffolk county. accu-weather and the national weather service have confirmed an ef-0 tornado caused damage to trees in the area. in a few areas vehicles had to drive through standing water. and in connecticut another small tornado brought down trees in north lane. the national weather service says the trees fell on power lines and on cars as well. the tornado left a path of damage about 2 miles long. no injuries, thankfully, were reported. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here on eyewitness news this morning, 21 minutes before 6:00 a.m.
start the day. it is warm and soupy. a couple of showers popping up here in ulster county, rockland, northern bergen, pasaic county, morristown. heat and humidity will fire up thunderstorms again later on today. mostly we start out with this humidity, 80 degrees, noon time 86. nine this afternoon with heat and humidity, can't rule out a pop up thunderstorm in the afternoon. can't rule out se lightning that kind of thing that could be quite possible. we are going to talk about the heat index of the weekend next. the hottest it's been all summer long. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. weather then heather. route 17? >> reporter: nope. this is coming into the bronx. we have delays. let's go right over to our maps and tell you what is going on the crossbronx expressway eastbound. near webster avenue we have a
least one lane. farther east into the sheridan, construction. two lanes closed down. delays on the crossbronx are back to the alexander hamilton bridge. minor delays george, lincoln and holland no major issues there. 5 train signal problems at morris park repaired but expect residual delays. is construction. we have all lanes closed down and diverted and pretty heavy delays. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. rob, lori, over to you. new this morning, a predator is on the run in the bronx after attempting to get a little girl to follow him into an apartment stairwell. what kept her out of trouble. and help for new moms on
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the first police sketch of a predator who tried to get a 12-year-old girl into a stairwell. the moon is slim, about 20 years old, authorities say. the girl says he threatened to harm her if she did not follow the elevator. instead smart girl, she ran and banged on an apartment door to get some help. that is when the man fled. police now hope you can help identify him. 5:23. happening today mayor de blasio is expected to sign a bill into law requiring public buildings to provide lactation rooms for new moms. job centers and city-owned offices for the administration for children's service must
to women using on site services. the room must have a chair an outlet, access to running water, but can't be a bathroom. the mandatory law does not i want fear with the right to breastfeed in public. with that we turn things over to bill for a look at the steamy forecast. >> reporter: no doubt. here we go, from brooklyn over to one world trade. it is going to be a hot town summer in the city. going to be that kind of day. sang hot town summer in the city heather? >> no. >> reporter: that is the loving spoonful. thank you john larson. looking at 80 degrees, humidity near 80%, pressure at 30.10. yesterday's high 87. normal this time of the year is 83. we are on the downside of the high temperature for this time of the year. so 84 is our average. we are going to be dropping back down. but don't even think about
back in 44. 90 today. sun up at 6:02, a pretty sunrise. the heat is on. summer sizzle through sunday. through saturday the third heat wave of the summer for most folks except for central park. a thunderstorm risk today and each afternoon through sunday. uv index today cranking on up there, starting out low with the clouds this morning. 77 norwalk. looking at 70 toward monticello. 76 around lake hurst. today we have this high pressure ridge that is over us, separating two high pressure ridges, one cool and drier up to new england. the edge the rimpf fire as it is called around us. so this high pressure ridge is out in the atlantic, the bermuda high. around the back side of that moisture comes up and creates a shower and a thunderstorm. so our guidance is showing a
in isolated spots like yesterday, mostly inland. but be on the lookout for that. they'll come from west to east with the flow today. then tomorrow more of the same. low 90s, popcorn type showers and thunderstorms that pop up in the afternoon. look at that. right at sunset. maximum heating during the day, starts to cool off toward 8:00 sunset. that is when we are getting that real even bridgeport, connecticut at 100 the shore on friday and even maybe a little higher heat index for saturday. 90 today scattered thunderstorms. spotty, 78. warm and humid. tomorrow hot and humid, a couple of thunderstorms. real feel 100 to 105 on friday. saturday 100 to 107. and we are looking at really hot weather with a scattered shower and a thunderstorm possible late in the day. some good old hot stuff as we go into the weekend. we cool down next week.
tuesday or wednesday of next week. okay a nice forecast. just have to be careful. exactly music trivia what was the name of the group who sang the song? >> reporter: loving spoonful. >> and who sang the other classic hot and her. >> hot and who? >> hot and her. >> it is like it is in his ear or something. >> that's rit. not know but i know all the right cats. so this is the l.i.e. right near the northern state connector. you can see everything is doing fine. let's go over to our maps, talk to you about the bronx where we have some messes on the crossbronx expressway. first one eastbound webster avenue the center lane is closed downful farther east from webster avenue into the sheridan, two lanes are closed.
which is minor at this point. lincoln and holland minor delays. expect some residual delays. then as you go on to 17 southbound midland avenue century road, more construction there. that construction has been there for awhile. all lanes are diverted off at midland avenue, so right over here just to the left of route 17, street cleaning rules in effect. rob, lori over to still ahead on eyewitness news this morning a violent case of road rage caught on camera in broad daylight. the usual target shaken up this morning. also ahead, tears and cheers after a family was reunited with their beloved pet. the journey by new jersey police officers to make all this happen just out of the
a road rage incident left an elderly man shaken up. two men in missouri pulled up behind two vehicles on an exit ramp and shot video as a minivan driver tried to get he couldn't, he began kicking and even punching the car. >> a whole bunch of cuss words, he was yelling you should never cut someone off like that. he was trying to get him to let him in. unlock the dancing with the stars, unlock the doors. >> the pair only caught a few seconds on video but said the whole situation lasted more than 2 minutes actually. they say the driver of the red car a man in his 70s or possibly 80s was visibly shaken by the experience.
is hospitalized after an 18 wheeler crashed into the back of a house. the driver of the truck says he just lost control of his brakes and tried to veer off the road. a passenger inside the truck was flown to a local hospital but was reportedly alert. no one was inside the home at the time of the crash thankfully. investigators are still looking into what caused the crash and trying to determine if speed played a factor. 5:52. a loving dog is back home thanks to a new jersey police officer. patrolman frank call and his family took bella into their home when her owner fell ill in a broken down car along the side of the road in wall township. after 11 days with the call family, patrolman call and another officer drove 10 and a half hours last thursday to reunite bella with her family in myrtle beach. >> i put her in the back seat. and no sooner than opening my
jumped into the front passenger seat and turned around and looked at me as if to say i sit here. >> bella's reunion with her family in south carolina was emotional and the call family says they are sorry to see her go. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. the young man who managed to climb several stories outside trump tower is undergoing a mental evaluation right now.
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and along the thru-way here. a shower or two. with the heat and humidity, you can't rule out some of those thunderstorms this afternoon. look at the heat index for tomorrow. 100, 105 over much of the interior. it is going to be a very hot weekend. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. weather then heather. how is it going out there? >> reporter: midland satisfy century road construction. at midland avenue. midland to fairview avenue or you can always hop on the garden state parkway. mass transit is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. happening today the federal government is expected to announce it will expand its research into marijuana. the drug enforcement administration will make the announcement in response to a petition filed by two former
to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medical uses. the government has no immediate plans to loosen the clarification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. just ahead a teenager who triggered a massive police response at trump tower. his message for donald trump and the charges he may be facing. a fireball consumes an apartment building overnight in maryland and at this hour several residents are still missing. new video giving us our (vo) it'd be great to take a break from the expected, virtually. now, you can. experience the new gold castle scratch-off with 3d gameplay.
the fdny into the fast moving fire overnight. also he climbed 200 feet to deliver a personal message to donald trump. this morning he is in police custody for this real life political drama, that had the whole city watching yesterday. >> sure did. also an accu-weather alert day with high temperatures and more humidity on the way. good morning i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm rob nelson filling in today for ken rosato. it is thursday august11th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> reporter: it is the hottest stretch of weather so far this summer when you tack on the humidity and the heat, it is 80 degrees right now to start the 6:00 hour. southwest wind 82 in white stone 77 long island coastal connecticut. 76 jersey shore. heat advisory until 8:00 saturday night that. tells you how long the stretch will be, probably will move that to sunday, heat warning