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good morning. crank up the a.c. get ready for more stifling conditions. the heat warning in effect. when we can expect relief. >> a woman fights off her attacker using fists and teeth.
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good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. thanks for being with us. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, it's h.o. to. hot. it's humid. stuffy. a couple of thunderstorms to the west. yesterday we started out around 80. it feels like 80 this morning. sticky, steamy, stuffy. excessive heat warning is in effect through tomorrow. then you have a heat advisory for the rest of the area. thank you national weather service, you finally caught up to the rest of us. that area south of lopping island down the jersey shore. small craft advisory here. winds are out of the southwest 10 to 25 knots. see the shower to the west?
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are off to the races. 105, 110 around some good portion of the area west of the city. we have 93 to 94 this afternoon. we will talk about the heat lasting through the weekend next. weather then heather, is it hot in the traffic center. >> it is always hot in the traffic center. route 17 southbound side into century road we have construction late running. it was supposed to be cleared away but it wasn't. is being diverted at ans drive. long island railroad running close to schedule. l trains, m trains track work until 5:00 a.m. b.q.e. northeast atlanta avenue earlier accident cleared. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. as bill mentioned, we are in for sweltering temperatures all weekend long. with the conditions dangerous for people that can't escape the heat.
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brooklyn where officials will hold a news conference later today. >> reporter: it's not so bad now but that is about to change. it's going to feel like 100 degrees or more later today. with air conditions running overtime, all the heat is putting a strain on the power grid. this is day two of the heat wave. and humidity could create dangerous situations. if you work or spend time outside, reschedule strenuous activities or exercise to the early morning or evening hours and wear light, loose clothing. con edison says they have reached a year maximum for high energy usage.
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megawatts could be broken today. >> there is a lot of people in new york city. the weather has a huge impact. because it's humid and hot, people are using a.c. we are using more energy. >> reporter: cooling centers will be open with extended hours through sunday. to find out where they are near you, call 311 hotline. also the mayor will be holding a news conference at the office of emergency management at noon heat. live in downtown brooklyn, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you. to keep track of weather conditions in your neighborhood with our free news app. search abc7ny in your app store. in other news, police are searching for the man that attacked a woman inside riverside park on the upper west side. but she fought back. the nypd released this sketch
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48-year-old victim was walking her dog when the suspect asked her for the time then put her in a headlock then tried to kiss her. she kicked him in the groin, by the him on the lips forcing him to let go and run away. authorities believe the man that murdered a google employee from new york city likely has scratches or bruises suffered during the crime. police revealed that the 27- year-old, vanessa marcotte life scratching and wounding her attacker before she was killed jogging in massachusetts sunday. police ask anyone that has seen a man that looks like he was in a fight to give them a call. marcotte was found dead outside of boston. $220,000 is the reward now offered to help solve the mystery of who sexually
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online fundraisers exceeded the goal of raising $200,000 in two days. the family is hoping the money will encourage more people to come forward with tips in the search for her killer. work crews at the world trade center will be replacing a three pane window after it was smashed by a crane during high winds. the rooftop crane at number 3 world crane was being secured as the bad weather rolled in. expected. it whipped the crane's cable flinging it into the exterior metal and glass wall on the 12th floor. >> it sounded like a boom. the crane hit. >> when the ball got to about the 12th floor it caught a gust of wind and strung the ball around the building on the 12th floor and hit a window on the
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of the building. there was no injuries. >> there are no tenants in the building just yet. it's still under construction and won't be occupied until 2018. the man who scaled trump tower is refusing to reveal how he devises a plan to make the dangerous climb in midtown. police say the 19-year-old climber identified himself as stephen rogado but is the son of a virginia naval he is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. he will not answer questions about his climb or experience with suction cups. investigators are going through his computer and phone for answers. well, it's the end of the road for alex rodriguez and the yankees tonight. it will end in the bronx. the controversial slugger is closing out his career with the bronx boomers four home runs shy of 700.
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live at yankee stadium with new reaction to the big night ahead. darla? >> reporter: tonight a rod will not even play third base tonight on his big final night as a yankee. when you put this in context over his 13 seasons here, remember in 2004 he switched positions from short stop to third base so he could be a yankee. on tuesday and asked what the game plan would be, girardi said, no, he would not be playing third base. there is a big farewell for the game against tampa bay at 7:00 tonight. this announcement came last week that the yankees would be releasing a rod from his contract. they still will pay him through 2017. letter be a special advisor to the team owner and he has to return next season at spring
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but there is speculation that he will go to another team, perhaps the marlins in his hometown of miami. but he said tonight's ceremony is about his fans in new york. >> they have been with me through thick and thin. i have been the menace child and now i'm finally graduating. i will thank them tomorrow. i'm glad my mom and daughters will be there. grateful. >> reporter: it may not be a hero's exi 12 years he made more than $317 million. let's weigh that against, perhaps,ing shy of that big 700 number. let's get back to tonight to the big hero -- big farewell for a-rod. 7:00 tonight. the yankees said anyone who is going to attend the sold out game, they have to be in their seats at 6:50 and they moved the game from 7:00 to 7:30 to
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ceremony. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> soloing a rod. >> to his accountant, that is a lot of money. not a bad way to go. >> did he drive, though. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> she is right. 2009 he did drive in the world series. we look south here. we got clouds. we have good visibility. a shower and thunderstorm overnight. that knocked down the haze for right now. 73 degrees. the showers and thunderstorms have left. there is a batch in new jersey that i will show you on the radar here. scattered shower in sussex heading to morris and down to somerset and hunterdon county. that is weakening. it will make it through i-80 and along the turnpike and urban areas of new jersey. one more shower before we do it
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82 by 9:00. noontime temperature 90. feels like 100 at the beaches to 105 inland. can't rule out a pop up thunderstorm later today. weekend forecast is next. the golden arches which i love, heather will talk about. >> you will get stuck in this delay. b.q.e. takes you farther north into the l.i.e. you can see where the construction is. let's head to the maps. i will go over what we are looking at. b.q.e. northeast near the l.i.e. that is construction. delay back to the area of exit 33. now, we are taking a look at this. this is the b.q.e. northbound getting into the brooklyn bridge. that is doing fine. no major issues to report there. then we have this problem as you head to route 17. this is late running construction south, midland to century road, all lanes are closed down. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lori and rob, over to you. >> mcdonald's has me hungry.
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video of a devastating head-on crash in westchester county. details on the conditions of the three people injured in that wreck. >> also ahead, jerry sandusky is getting ready to appeal his child molestation conviction. what he is prepared to do in
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new video from the scene of a nasty head-on crash that seriously injured three people in westchester county. you can see the wreckage left behind when the two cars collided last night. three people were pulled from the mapping lettered cars and
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hospital with serious injuries. this crash happened near the site of a deadly crash where an off duty yonkers police detective was killed earlier this year. a new health alert this morning for people who may have been exposed to hepatitis at a popular restaurant on long island. health officials say workers at trinto on broad hallow road in farmingdale may have been exposed customers to hepatitis late july. the health department is offering free hepatitis a vaccines today in arrive head. investigators in rockland county are trying to figure out if explosions apparently targeting the homes of rabbis were a prank or even worse a hate crime. small explosive devices were thrown at the homes of two rabbis that live a block apart in new city. the first explosion set a tree
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running from the scene. police patrols were booted in the area. -- boosted in the area. on the jersey shore, there are 60 rescues at belmar beach this month alone. lifeguards say they have seen an increase in the number of swimmers in distress. it's important to keep an eye on children and keep close to the shore. >> keep a close watch on her because of the rip current and she is fearless. she would run ri water if we didn't watch her. >> she is nodding like yes. >> you love the beach. >> yeah. >> if you get caught in a rip current, lifeguards say it's important not to panic or fight against it. let the water pull you out swim parallel to the shore until you can get help from a life guard.
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that with both my children. it's hard not to panic. >> you are right about that. let's check in with bill. >> thing of the rip current as a treadmill. how are you going to beat the treadmill. you go to the side, either side. then you swim parallel to the beach and feel the current go away then you just walk back to your friends and have a nice cold water. here you go. you laughing, heather. what's wrong with water. i know, water makes you sick. take a look outside at some haze to the eastern end of long island. we are looking at 93% humidity to start the day. we are going to be looking at a normal high of 83. we will be far from that. close to the record high today, 97 back in '44. sun up at 6:04.
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effect five boroughs of new york city, nassau county, trenton. the thunderstorm risk will be with us through the weekend. the real feel up to 110 today, tomorrow and 105 on sunday. 73 bridgewater. 78 down the shore. numbers are warm for the i don't have night hours. here is the wind. more southerly in spots. southwest here is the excessive heat warning. you see the urban areas of new jersey are added in here. you have eastern bergen county, eastern hudson and essex county. we are looking at a heat advisory for the rest of the area. let's put it this way. it's hot. be is under a heat advisory or warning. this area here, south side of
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swells. off to the west is the shower sliding eastward. more to come in this soupy air mass. this afternoon we get to 93. can't rule out a pop up thunderstorm coming your way. that will last until the first part of tonight. we are looking at 94, real feel of 105, 110. a spotty storm. then stuffy tonight 80. hot and humid. 105 to 110, the real feel. look at it this way, shall we? you don't have to shovel humidity. house that. >> yes. >> that's true. >> 93 sunday and then 89 monday and we will off next week but humid. thank you, bill. i love the treadmill. good analogy. >> i have been caught on a treadmill before. >> oh, gosh. >> in the water. i couldn't get off. >> you never know, right.
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long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit everything is on or close to schedule. b.q.e. northeast near the l.i.e., that is construction. you have extremely heavy delays back to mcguiness humboldt in the area. then the b.q.e. on to the northbound side getting up to the brooklyn bridge doing well. brooklyn bridge in the middle of the screen, that car going into manhattan, no major issues there. rob over to you? >> heather, thank you. today jerry sandusky will take the stand in an attempt to have his sexual abuse conviction overturned. he will be in court this morning in pennsylvania. it's the first day of the post conviction hearing that aims to overturn his 45 count conviction. he says he was wrongly accused of sexually abusing ten boys. ruckers says a staff member
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face charges. the video was posted by a student newspaper showing the brief scuffle during a board of governor's meeting last month. the student was reading from a binders of documents from board members and ignored the request to put it down. the student did not express any desire to be involved. there are new signs that flint, michigan, is finally turning a corner in the lead water crisis. the city's water quality has improved dramatically. that finding is based on water tests from 162 homes. 45% of those homes tested in july show no detectible levels of lead. a long road it has been for those people. coming up on "eyewitness news this morning," hostess is rolling out a new line of twinkies. why the snake cakes could remind you of a trip to the
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15, 0 knots across the area. a couple of showers are creeping across morris county along 84 -- 80 i should say and then across central jersey. that will be heading to the urban areas sliding eastward. small craft advisory is in effect boaters, fishermen. big swells out there. high risk of rip currents at the beaches. if you can't swim, don't go in above the knee, check with the lifeguard. heather says the l.i.e. is closed. they say it's closed look closed to me. this is the webcam. this is why we have cameras to verify what is reported. this is before the kew gardens interchange. you have at least the shoulder open or they could be diverting traffic. where i will keep my eye on this and watch what is going on, accident l.i.e. eastbound side approaching the kew gardens interchange. here is the kew gardens
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exit 20. long island railroad, metro north doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect today. rob, lori, over to you. >> thank you. the suffolk county police department is trending online for a series of thank you videos. >> the department was so touched the way people have shown concern and support in the wake of shootings in dallas and baton rouge that the officers wanted to give something back. they made several special videos for the community they there moves. this is from the downtown evening shift. >> break it down. >> it's 4:57, we are closing in on 5:00. ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," it's an an can you weather alert day with dangerous temperatures today and throughout the weekend. it will feel hotter than 100 degrees. >> new video released overnight in a string of burglaries. the particular item these thieves are getting away with
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new video police want you to see as they search for the man suspected of a brooklyn home invasion. what he did when he got inside a woman's home. >> an accuweather alert is in effect. the tri-state will be baking in some really extreme heat throughout this weekend. >> take a look at this. accuweather says it will feel hotter than 100 degrees outside. it will be brutal. >> really.
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us, i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato on friday, august the 12th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. hey, bill. >> good morning, lori. rob, nice to have you with us. it's humid to start the day. temperature is cravening at 74 -- cranking at 74. it's going back up. haze, 78 around long branch to toms river. 75 long island. 77 bridgeport. urban areas of new jersey. nassau county, heat advisory. however you want to paint it, heat advisory, heat warning, it's hot. that's what everybody needs to know. small craft advisory on the waters. there is that good old heat index again. you see that 105, 110 from the city west and north. it will be a little cooler for the feel at the beach areas. not a whole lot.
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we have a humidity thing out there. that will make it unbearable. it gets to about 110 tomorrow for the real feel. we will talk about that next. weather and traffic every seven minutes. heather is busy. the lights -- lights out there. >> the l.i.e. all lit up with brake lights. that's because of an accident. we will head to the maps and i will tell you what is going on here. l.i.e. eastbound near the grand central parkway. you have an accident in the way. delays in both directions. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit close to schedule. heavy -- delays from meeker morgan. street cleaning rules are in effect today. rob, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. back to the accuweather
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>> yesterday con ed reported the most power usage in new york city so far this year. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in downtown brooklyn. hey, diana. >> reporter: lori and rob, good morning. we are using a lot of energy with everybody trying to stay cool in this heat. the mayor will be holding a noon press conference at the office of emergency management to talk about the heat and excessive temperatures later today. that starts at noon. temperatures. air conditionings are running overnight putting a strain on the power grid. yesterday con edison said they reached a maximum high for energy usage at 12,000 megawatts citywide. today's intense heat, expected to be worse than yesterday, they anticipate record breaking power usage. they have tips to keep homes cool and cut down on the power use san. >> one simple tip that people can do is close their blinds or
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windows. about 40% of unwanted heat actually comes in through open windows. that is an easy way to conserve energy. >> reporter: new york city cooling centers will be open through sunday with extended hours. to find out where those are near you, call the city's 311 hotline. it's important to stay hydrated during the hot days. limit physical activity to early morning and evening hours and check on your neighbors, espe sense but they make a big difference staying cool with the excessive temperatures that we have been experiencing yesterday and again today and tomorrow. live in downtown brooklyn, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> good advice, thank you. this morning we are seeing the man police say followed a woman into her brooklyn apartment then threatened her with her own knife. new video shows the suspect with a scooter inside the
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followed a 27-year-old woman and forced his way into her apartment. once inside, he grabbed a knife from her kitchen sink and pointed it at the woman. he dropped it and then ran out empty handed. to the bronx, police are trying to figure out where the gunman was standing when an innocent bystander was shot. 57-year-old female victim was in the lobby of a building in the mount eden section yesterday afternoon when a bullet blasted through the door. it struck her in the hospital. new this morning, police are trying to end a bizarre series of thefts that left staten island drivers with their and rims gone. the pattern started back in early june and there is new video of one of the suspects involved. there have been at least seven cars hit at all hours of the day and night. honda accords were the preferred targets six of the seven times. if you recognize the suspect
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the republican national committee is denying a "time" magazine report that the head of the rnc has threatened to take resources away from donald trump's presidential campaign to help republicans struggling in house and senate contests. a senior trump advisor borrowed a word from vice president joe biden calling malarky. there is a strategy meeting on the campaign. trump is doubling down on his claims that president hillary clinton are really the founders of isis. trump is campaigning today in the battleground state of pennsylvania where recent polls show hillary clinton with a sizable lead. trump is hearing about problems that he left behind in scotland. up until 24 hours ago, his new golf course there failed to comply with scotland's strict data protection laws. the club has operated with
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data on golfers and guests without registering as required. they are calling for a full investigation and prosecution. more news from the campaign trail. trump is heading to sacred heart university in fairfield tomorrow night in a bid to catch hillary clinton. it's trumps first visit to connecticut since winning the republican nomination. clinton could make good on her promise to release her tax returns. a critical blue collar state. she wants, among other things, a 4 peters surcharge on income of $5 million or more and at least a 30% tax on anyone making a million bucks a year. she wants a new tax on companies that ship jobs oversees. in the meantime, the democratic national committee is dealing with the e-mail problems still. it's creating an advisory board
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and embarrassed its leaders into resigning once some of the e-mails became public. it's the end of an era. you won't see alex rodriguez playing third base tonight for the final game as a yankee in the bronx. a rod started at third base twice last year but he has not played the field at all this season. manager joe girardi turned down rodriguez request to play third for today's game against tampa bay. girardi said he thought about it. report at 5:30, hear a rod's emotional interview after last night's game in boston. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic here on this morning -- on "eyewitness news this morning." 73 degrees on our thermometer. 74 in the park. here is the revised heat index for the day.
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area is bigger here across central new jersey and across central sections of the five boroughs, urban areas. 105, 110, 100 to 105. hot and steamy today through the weekend. weather then heather. how is it going? a lot of mall traffic. good day to go to the mall, keep yourself cool. i should open a store. this is the l.i.e. you can see that we have that accident still being cleared away. where is it? let's head to e maps. l.i.e. going on to the eastbound side right before the kew gardens interchange, near the grand central parkway, an accident being cleared away. on the b.q.e., two problems. the first one i have been telling you about, northeast near the l.i.e. that is ongoing construction. heavy delays. southbound side near meeker morgan, that is a disabled vehicle. you have double trouble on the b.q.e. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing
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luck. it has completely been reopened. construction cleared away near midland avenue. our street cleaning rules are in effect today. rob, lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning" -- >> commissioner banks have said using hotels as shelters is the wrong approach. yet he continues to do this throughout queens. >> outrage in queens. hundreds of people in one community say they are not happy with the city's plan to shelter. fios is not cable. we're wired differently.
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queens residents are protesting the city's plan to turn a hotel into a homeless shelterment hundreds crowded into an auditorium to hear the proposal to house homeless families at the mess beth holiday inn. residents voiced anger. >> i know they are hopeless addicts. to them. they want their drugs. >> . >> they are putting them in these shelters and letting the irresponsible parents continue their irresponsible ways. >> hundreds more took the fight directly to the hotel. the one person even got inside the lobby. he was taken into custody. the city says it will turn the hotel into a homeless shelter in october. the gold rush continuing
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phelps claimed the 22nd gold medal extending his record as the most honored olympian ever. the u.s. is in the lead in the medal standings with 38 total. 19-year-old sigh money biles is the queens of women's gymnastics in rio. on the way to winning gold all around final she mastered the vault, beam, floor and gravity to become women's olympic champion. captured silver, redemption of a sort after she missed a bronze medal four years ago. american women stole the show and shared a hug after the competition. for biles another step in what may be the best women's career in all time. in the medley, michael phelps versus ryan lochte. lochte's only individual swim in the summer games, phelps surged to victory and the gold
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becoming the only swimmer to win four consecutive gold medals in the same event. lochte finished 5th. in a huge surprise, american simone manual tied in the women's 100 meter free style in olympic record time built we are on a role. >> so many stars out of th >> let's check in with bill and the forecast. we have a humid morning. a shower knocked down a lot of the haze. look at the temperature and the dew point. the closer the didn't to the temperature, the atmosphere is saturated. it's almost at 74 degrees. high humidity at 93%. west to southwest wind. pressure is falling. 76 around wrightstown.
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winds are out of the south and southwest. we will continue to see the wind piling up here. excessive heat warning. excessive heat advisory, heat watch, all that is red hot today through the weekend. small craft advisory for boaters. the line of showers from bergen, sussex, morris. this will slide eastward. heading out the door right now, take an umbrella. if you don't need it now, you later on today. we get hot, mid-80s, scattered showers and thunderstorm starts firing up this evening then tomorrow and saturday we will start all over and do it again with a shower or thunderstorm building up with heat and humidity. tomorrow night late a thunderstorm on the connecticut coast and across long island. heat index on the guidance, our futurecast, that is showing 105 in the park this afternoon.
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in a lot of spots. tomorrow 107 in the park. that will approach 110. we are looking at 105, 110 today and tomorrow for the real feel. hottest it has been all summer long. boaters, the winds are causing big swells with the high- pressure ridge. southwest winds, 15 to 20 knots later on. rip current risk will be high not only today but through the weekend. this high hangs around, gives us the bermuda high with summer the afternoon. 94 today. real feel 105. tonight a spotty storm will be muggy. tomorrow hazy, hot and humid. 3 h boys, 3 h people are in town with a real feel of 110. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast, 93 sunday. humid. on into monday and tuesday and wednesday next week, still muggy. >> still muggy. >> still muggy. but i shot a piece yesterday that we will show, a great
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york city that will keep you nice and cool and dry. >> the ice bar in midtown? >> close. ' taking a jet ski and riding around the five boroughs. >> nice. >> i shot that yesterday. we will show that. >> good stuff. what is shake i go. >> problems at morris park. expect uptown delays. this has been going north, new jersey transit, everything is on or close to schedule. l.i.e. east near the grand central parkway, we have an accident being cleared away. look at the westbound delays as well. we have our street cleaning rules are in effect today. bring the air conditioner with you when you go out there and move the car. rob, lori, back to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead, two dozen people injured when a plane
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welcome back. new pictures and reaction after a packed plane was rocked by violent turbulence. >> like a bang, like we hit a wall and just dropped straight
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people crying. >> the jetblue flight from boston out west to sacramento had to divert to south dakota with the passengers banged up. 22 of them and two crew members injured in all, taken to local hospitals. the remaining passengers were put on a replacement aircraft. wow. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic here on "eyewitness news this morning." we will be looking at some best places to be this weekend is at the beach. we look from our camera at asbury park. a high risk of rip currents. know that that is lurking through the entire weekend. showers are sliding eastward. the numbers are a bit on the warm side. 75, 78 degrees in these overnight hours. we will get to 81 by 8:00. 90 by lunch time. the real feel 100 then it warms up to 105, 110. that is today through the weekend. we will talk about that in the
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thunderstorms. weather and traffic every seven minutes. what is going on on the l.i.e. look at the l.i.e. this is the eastbound side near 84th street. this delay takes you into the area of 99th street, exit 20. we have this accident being cleared away. it looks like there is at least one lane getting past the exit scene. we will head to the maps and talk to you about what is going on with the five trains, signal problems at morris park. result. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," he has been a lightning rod and today it all comes to an end in the bronx. we are live with team reaction to alex rodriguez hours away from his final game as a yankee. >> we have been telling but the
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series about hugh hefner. they have a 13 episode dock can you series -- docu series about him. >> the big question is who will play hef. >> james frank could played him -- franco played him previously. >> what a life that man had. after the retail giant said it will close 100 stores. >> it's an in an -- in an effort to compete with online retailers. regular taxi drives in rio could shut down the entire area around olympic park today because of a protest against uber. >> a similar protest in april brought that part of the city to a standstill for hours.
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for u.s. citizens in brazil. the cabbies say uber is operating illegally and they want it shut down. still to come in the next half hour, the extreme heat we will see this weekend and the warnings from con ed. >> how hot will it get? meteorologist bill evans is back with the exclusive forecast. clean food. words you don't often hear. words we at panera live by. because clean food is food as it should be. with no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and no colors from artificial sources. we think clean food tastes better, feels better, does better. 100% of our food will be clean by year's end. every bite will be food as it should be.
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player for the last time. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. thanks fortuning in. friday, august 12th. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. all right, bill. >> happy friday. we had a shower overnight. it's humid. it did knock down a little bit of that purple haze around our brain. a southwest wind at 6. howard beach 77. 78 belmar. numbers are warm. excessive heat warning is out there through saturday. heat watch, small craft advisory. south shore of long island, jersey shore. head out to the eastern end. southwest winds are cranking. a couple of showers will slide eastward. real feel 105 to 110. nobody is escaping this heat
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95 with a real feel. today we will be around 95, 105, 110 the real feel through the day, pop up thunderstorm in your futur, too. weather and traffic every seven minutes. she has been red hot busy with the 5 train all week. >> this is true. signal problems keep coming and going. expect uptown delays on the 5 trains as a result. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing nice. allamuchy we have an overturned dump truck. l.i.e. east near the grand central parkway accident westbound. i hear there is an accident on the grand central as well. i will keep you posted. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. you need to monitor your energy use inside your home and get ready for more stifling conditions when you head
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brooklyn straight ahead of a meeting later today with the mayor. >> reporter: good morning. the mayor will be talking about the hot temperatures today and how to stay safe. temperatures are feeling like 100 degrees today and tomorrow. air conditions have been running overtime. that is putting a big strain on the power grid. this is day two of the heat wave. there is a heat warning in effect for new york city and nassau county that means with the humidity it will feel like extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. when possible, rescheduled activities to early morning or evening hours. wear lightweight, lose fitted clothing and drink plenty of water. stay in the air-conditioning if you can. con edison says they reached a year maximum for high energy usage. that happened yesterday.
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happened in 2013, that could be broken today. >> a lot of people in new york city. people use ac, they want to cool down. we are using more energy. >> cooling centers will be open sunday with extended hours. go to the hot line, 311. the mayor's news conference starts at noon office of emergency management. live in downtown brooklyn, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you very much. the excessive heat is adding to the many challenges the fdny is facing on a daily basis. several firefighters were hurt with one suffering from a serious heat exhaustion battling a fire in brooklyn. the flames broke out at a home in mid wood around 6:30. the fire was brought under control within an hour and a
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the home thankfully. police are searching for the man that attacked a woman inside riverside park on the upper west side. she fought back. the nypd released a sketch of the suspect in last friday's predawn attack near 107th street. the 48-year-old victim was walking her dog when the suspect asked her for the time. he put her in a headlock and tried to kiss her. she kicked him in the groin and bit him on the lips forcing him to let go and run away. work crews at the world will be replacing a three pane window today after it was smashed by a crane during high winds. the rooftop crane at number 3 world trade was being moved and secured as that bad weather rolled in. the wind arrived faster than expected. it ripped the crane's cable and ball flinging them around the corner of the building and into the exterior metal and glass wall on the 12th floor. >> it was raining.
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sounded like a boom. the crane hit the part. >> it caught a gust of wind and it swung the ball around the corner of the building and it hit a window on the 12th floor five windows in on the north side of the building. no injuries. >> there are no tenants in the building just yet. it's still under construction and is not expected to be occupied until 2018. the end of an era begins 14 hours fr take the field against the rays. >> it will be the last time we see a rod in a yankee's uniform as a player. the darla miles is live at the stadium with a man that made good and bad headlines. >> reporter: a rod has not taken the field all year long and he will not play third base
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if he could take the field for his final game and he was told no. but there is a big celebration planned for the game against tampa bay at yankee stadium at 7:00. the yankees announced they would release a rod early but continue to pay him through the 2017 contract. in exchange he has to return to spring training camp as a special advisor next year. this does not preclude him from going to another team and already there ar going to the marlins back home in miami. but tonight a rod says tonight's ceremony is simply about his new york fans. >> they have been with me through thick and thin. i have been the menace child and now i'm graduating. i will thank them tomorrow and i'm glad my mom and daughters will be there. very grateful. >> reporter: the yankees pushed the start time back of today's
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ceremony. it was scheduled for 7:00 tonight. it has been pushed back to 7:35. the yankees say the game is sold out. if you want to be there for the special farewell ceremony you must be in your seats by 6:50. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news.. >> thank you. it should be a big night. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. back over to bill evans. reasons to feel great. a look outside. cloudy skies, humidity. breaks of sun. this is our roof camera looking at the sunrise across the jackie onassis reservoir in central park. it's stuffy. a shower sliding through the urban areas of new jersey down to hunterdon, middlesex to the
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races withed steam bath. it will be muggy, hazy, warm and by lunchtime it's hot. in the low 90s today. you take the humidity and add that to it, it will feel like 105, 110 with a scattered thunderstorm. she is red hot. she will talk about the l.i.e. >> look at this. yuck, yuck, yuck. this is a mess. let's go to the maps and explain in gcp an accident grand central parkway, outer roadway near citi field. accident there. then the l.i.e. eastbound near the grand central parkway. another accident. that is the delay i was showing you on the webcam. this will pick up volume as well. it could affect northern boulevard. b.q.e. northeast near the l.i.e. we have construction. heavy delays northbound. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing
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overturned dump truck near exit 19. five trains signal problems at morris park and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a day in court for jerry sandusky in his sex abuse conviction. the big move he hopes will happen today. >> the clues in the search for >> the clues in the search for a at the the lincoln summer invitation sales event, it's time to relax. , the brake stays engaged and you stay put. taking the legwork out of stop and go traffic. and even hills. that's the more human side of engineering. this is the lincoln summer invitation, hurry in now to your dealer for limited time offers. lease a lincoln mkx for $349 a month or get 0% apr for 60 months and just announced $1,000 summer invitation bonus. i'm robert de niro and new york is my home.
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authorities believe the man who murdered a google employee from new york city likely has scratches or bruises suffered during the crime. police revealed that 27-year- old vanessa marcotte likely put up the fight of her life scratching and wounding her attacker before she was killed jogging in massachusetts on sunday. police are asking anyone who has seen a man that looks like he has been in a fight to give them a call. marcotte was found dead near small town outside of boston. the reward offered to help solve the mystery of who certainly i assaulted and killed a woman jogging in howard beach is more than $219,000. the fund raiser has the initial goal of $100,000 set up on wednesday. the family of karina vetrano hopes the money encourages more people to come forward with
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who scaled trump tower is refusing to reveal how he crafted his plan to make the dangerous climb in midtown. police say the 19-year-old climber identified himself as stephen ragado but he watts born michael joseph ryan, the son of a career naval officer. is from virginia but getting a sigh can i at trick evaluation at bellevue. he will not answer questions about his climb or his experience with those high through his computer and phones looking for answers. he has been charged with reckless endangerment and trespassing. bill evans joins us with the hot forecast. >> looking at time's square there seems to be some police activity around "good morning america." they have some special stuff going on today. good morning.
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park? awesome. thank you very much. i saw them lining up on 5th avenue all the way down the block. it will be a big crowd. beautiful. muggy. clouds, breaks of sun. humidity 93%. it drops during the day because of the heating. but that will drop it into the 80. 70% range. that's thick. pressure has been falling. the atmosphere is becoming unstable. with the heating and humidity, of the question. sun up at 6:04. high heat will not go away until next week. summer sizzle through sunday. excessive heat warning, heat wave on the way. real feels up to 110. 75 from smithtown to oyster bay. 77 hempstead. and mass massapequa.
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of the area. it will be mostly southerly through new jersey. that picks up the humidities. a calm wind in the inland areas but we are seeing what will be a morning where we have ourselves looking at a shower coming across from morris county, ber again, passaic, essex, hudson, union to the west side. that sprinkle will go across this afternoon. it will fire up a shower and thunderstorm once again with temperatures in the low 90s, catskills, northern hudson valley. tonight a thunderstorm sweeps across. can't rule that out. you are looking at 92 tomorrow afternoon to 94. there will be a scattered pop up thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. be aware of that. you have to come in for a while. it won't rain out any outdoor plans you have. it will be hot. you want to get to shade. 105 to 110 today and tomorrow.
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real feel. a small craft advisory. sca. take the boat out today, 15 to 20 knot winds, swells out of the southwest. small craft be careful. 30, 25 feet. waves 3 to 5 feet. ' rip current risk is hey -- rip current risk is high at the peaches. a spotty storm tonight. sticky, steamy, humid. of 105, 110. it will be hot. accuweather seven-day forecast, sunday 93. we are looking at close to 90 monday. pop up thunderstorm in the afternoons. this is good old serious medieval summer -- medieval summertime weather. >> it's hot, humid.
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heat. wouldn't you rather have this than negative ten degrees in january. >> i would. >> i'm with you. >> as heather says you don't have to shovel humidity. well said. >> i am so happy that i said that. i had no idea i said it but it makes perfect sense. i will take credit. here is the l.i.e. we have big messes on the l.i.e. this is a new problem that we found out about. let's go to the maps. a whole slew o problems in queens. l.i.e. west an accident blocks the ramp. eastbound near the grand central an accident. near citi field an accident. mass transit you have the 5 trains with signal problems in morris park and street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. today the wildlife conservation society sets out to celebrate world elephant day with a jumbo sized record.
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for the largest display of origami elephants. yes, rob. that includes wildlife conservation zoos in new york city, bronx zoo, queens zoo and prospect park zoo. visitors can help add to the collection over the next month. >> riveting. a warning now about possible hepatitis a exposure at a restaurant in long island.
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at a popular restaurant on long island. health officials say a worker at trinto may have exposed customers to hepatitis a from mid- to late july. quick treatment can prevent or lesson the severity of the illness. the health department is offering free shots in riverhead. well, a frontier airlines passenger was not just monkeying around when he on his flight. video shows the passenger going through security with a monkey on his shoulder. he was headed to vegas and had no problem getting through the tsa. the problems started when he was on the plane. frontier says they were never told about the monkey and other passengers were shocked to see it on their flight. >> we saw a monkey. it may have gotten loose on the
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>> samuel jackson was on that flight. once the flight landed in vegas, police approached the man who showed he had the documentation needed to use the monkey as a therapy animal. it's cute. better than a crying baby, maybe. >> i don't know. >> don't tweet me. >> 5:53. accuweather alert is in effect. >> we will see dangerously hot conditions through the weekend. meteorologist bill evans will be back with the exclusive
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on the lookout for that. temperatures 75 to 78 around the five boroughs. 75 newark. 79 j.f.k. and jamaica queens. southwest wind today. look at the humidities. starting out in the 90% range. 90 by noon. 105 today. weather and traffic every seven minutes. problems on the long island expressway. this is the l.i.e. this his the ramp to 84th street. have here. let's go to the maps. l.i.e. west near 80th street an accident blocking the ramp and there is an accident blocking one lane on the main line on the l.i.e. going east near the grand central an accident. grand central near citi field an accident. five -- 5 trains signal problems. street cleaning rules are in effect. big head's up tomorrow if you plan to drive through lower manhattan. in addition to the summer
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good morning. as the sunrises, so does the temperature. a brutal heat wave is upon us. we are live with tips to keep you cool. >> also new this morning, a devastating head-on crash leaves several people hurt. >> a rod's farewell tonight. yankee fans say their good-byes to the long time slugger. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm rob nelson filling in for ken rosato. thanks fortuning in. t.g.i. fridays august the 12th. traffic and bill evans. >> we are looking across the park. we have sunshine and clouds, high humidity. the temperature now keeps increasing. it cooled off with a shower overnight. now we are back up to 75. isolated showers around. 77 in riggo park. 75 islip. excessive heat warning through tomorrow, really. a heat advisory, heat watch.

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