tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 13, 2016 6:00am-8:01am EDT
captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org good morning. developing at 6:00, a massive pileup on the cr expressway has left one person in critical condition. just moments ago, some lanes reopened after traffic has been shut down. we're live in the bronx with the details. >> also, a 4-year-old becomes the target of a brazen robbery. the video police now want you to see. >> and we continue the stretch of hot days after a day of outages. some new yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief after power has been restored.
is doing to prevent the same outages today. good morning, everybody. don't let the creeping sunshine fool you. it is already hot, muggy, and sweaty out there. coming in today, i was like, as soon as you walk out the door, it's that kind of heat. >> it's in the 80s at 6:00 in the morning. >> woo! it is warm out there. [ laughter ] it's saturday, august, 13th. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. it's good to have you back here. toni yates is never borning. >> no she's not. that's my girl. when is this heat going to break? >> christmas? >> not soon. we have at least two more days where temperatures are in the 90s and the feels-like temperatures are in the triple digit range again this
for the feels-like temperature. i think sunday we're right in the same spot. we really don't see a lot of relief coming in. monday we'll take the temperatures down still muggy, though. this is a look into the battery. we can see the empire state building and one world trade. for the excessive heat warning, the hottest locations, like i say, they feel like 110 degrees because it's the actual thermometer readings plus the humidity combination that makes the thunderstorms bring heavy rain, downpours, dangerous lightning in some cases, too. right now, no storms are on the maps. looking at the radar, it's just clouds to contend with. it's a combination of the daytime feels-like temperatures. i mean, we don't hold back
degrees near central park. then again tomorrow morning. feeling like the 90s at 9:00 this morning. coming up in just a few minutes, we'll talk more about the potential for storms. we'll look into some of the forecast, the futurecasting to see what we're expecting there. until then, the heat is on with temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s late this afternoon. michelle? we're going stick with the heat. the power company reduced power to work on equipment and keep everything up and running. at one point, 1500 customers were without power. richmond university medical center was forced to run on generators. those are always there as backup. the mayor urged residents to take steps to conserve energy,
normal. >> get those temperatures to 78 degrees. when i go into city hall in one of those situations, i feel it. it's not as nice as when it's cooler, but everyone's fine. it will help us protect ourselves over the next few days. >> the mayor says this is the first excessive heat warning in three years, meaning the heat index has exceeded 105 degrees. >> the heat does come with stormy weather. three people are in critical strike during a powerful storm in dutchess county. >> priority one, multiple patients struck by lightning. mansion square park 60 north clinton street. >> it reportedly struck a tree and then sent bolts of electricity to nearby benches and through the ground. patricia white says her brother was one of the men shocked
the bench. his heart stopped. they did cpr for 30 minutes. he is in icu right now. >> we heard the lightning strike. the ground shook. it was crazy. >> wow. four men and one woman were hurt in this. all are still in the hospital. city officials say the last place you want to be during a storm is in a park or any area with multiple trees. one person is in critical traffic is backed up in both directions. marcus solis is there live from the claremont section of the bronze with the latest on this. good morning, marcus. >> good morning, michelle. >> reporter: you can see some of the sand on the roadway. this was a fuel spill involved. this is an accident involving four vehicles and three people
drivers, he says traffic was slowing and merging because there is construction further up ahead. one vehicle involved either did not see it or did not slow down in time. slammed into one of the minivans involved and then into a truck causing a chain reaction, striking the fourth vehicle. three people from the jeep, from that suv taken to the hospital. now some of the fuel from the truck spilled onto the roadway. so they will be sanding down the roadways. northbound all traffic remains closed. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> marcus, thank you. new this morning, police are
robbing a 4-year-old little girl it happened outside of a laundromat. the man snatched a gold chain from the little girl's neck and walked away. police are looking for 22-year- old pablo escrow bar, who was identified -- escobar, who was identified through witnesses. person of interest in the case of a murdered jogger. vanessa who lived and worked in new york was in massachusetts visiting her mother. her body was found later on the day she went jogging. it has now been a week and a half since the murder of another jogger. this time, though, the one in queens. the father of carina vetrano sat down with us to talk about the mission to find her killer.
howard beach home. phil revealed his 30-year-old daughter put up a fierce struggle before she was killed. he's convinced someone other than the killer knows something. >> somebody saw somebody come home with scratches, with a bruise because carina fought back. there needs to be an arrest. the most important thing is an arrest. we need the public to help with that arrest. >> the father has established a go fund me page to raise money $230,000 in reward money to help find his daughter's killer. >> >> turning now to the race for the white house. hillary clinton has now released her taxes. she and the former president made $10.6 million last year combined. they paid about a third of that in taxes and almost 10% went to charity.
family foundation. clinton has now released nearly 40 years' worth of tax returns over the course of her career in public service. meantime, she used the day yesterday to also call on her opponent, donald trump, to release his taxes, which he has refused to do now for months saying he will not because his taxes are still being audited. meantime, trump spent the day defending more of his controversial comments in erie, pennsylvania, another battleground state. he is trying to brush off h recent remarks aimed at president obama and hillary clinton during which he called them the co-founders of isis. trump said it was nothing more, actually, than sarcasm and blamed the media for not getting that, while at the same time, though, telling the crowd of supporters he was "not that sarcastic to be honest." trump will hold a rally tonight in fairfield, connecticut. coming up on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, the end of an era in yankees
as a player. >> one of those dark clouds at the time. >> also, a big story coming out of new mexico. a police officer fatally shot overnight. details on how the routine traffic stop sadly turned deadly. >> and 81 degrees, sweltering. amy freeze with the forecast. >> michelle, that is the thermometer reading but feeling already like 90 degrees in central park. it is just after 6:00 a.m. plus, we have storms. we'll tell you how it may factor into your ??? across new york state, from long island to buffalo, from rochester to the hudson valley,
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when she went to retrieve the can, good, she wasn't trying to litter, that's the good news, but an alligator bit her hand. others around her kept her from falling in the water. it could have been a lot worse. the bite was so severe, she almost lost her whole hand. emergency crews air lifted that woman to a nearby hospital. it is the end of an era in the bronx last night. it was alex rodriguez' last the yankees. he was honored before the game. his family and former teammates took the field with him, but it was all cut short as dark clouds, really dark clouds rolled in. "eyewitness news" spoke to fans at the stadium before a-rod ended his 12-year run with the team. >> i'm not even a yankees fan, but it's almost a game where you come out of respect for a player of a-rod's caliber. >> he had a nice double the first time up. although he didn't do anything
behind him. good luck, alex. >> it was sad to see him go. >> what was so special about itp. >> that i got to see him one more time before he retired. >> a-rod left his mark. laura behnke will have the highlights coming up in sports. >> incredible storm system that rolled through there. also, a crazy day in rio. both the u.s. men and women's basketball teams came out with but the women's soccer team was stunned in the quarterfinals. michael phelps had to settle for the silver. meantime, katie ledecky continues to dominate and set a new world record in the 800 meter freestyle. the us remains at the top of
connections. i've never eaten so much food. >> still full, right? >> i had fried oreos. not one, not two, i had three. >> i think that's holding back. i don't know, to me, that's just a little bit in the dessert world. >> that is like the top five meals of my life. >> yeah. >> it was that crazy good. >> you mean the sauce? >> talking about the sauce? >> eve [ laughter ] >> what kind of tap is this? i mean, the food is that good. >> dean know hooked us up last night. >> yeah, you have to know somebody. >> i'm very surprised. it is hard to eat heavy when it is this hot. you feel it even more after a big meal in this kind of heat. >> i think i could suffer through it, myself. >> oh, yeah, we soldier through it. >> we had the ac cranked up. i'd do anything really to
more heat and humidity. still steamy around here, you guys. we're not going to break this pattern all weekend long, but look at the picture of the sun coming up. tell me that's not gorgeous. from brooklyn looking into manhattan, i mean, that's the sun kissing the building if i ever did see it. wow. beautiful, beautiful looking outside, but it already feels like the 90s. another shot here. looking at the empire state building and all the way to one world trade, the beautiful now of the skies. 81 degrees as it helps your thermometer. the average temperature for the high today. the feels-like temperatures will continue to be extreme. triple digit readings right
the top temperatures may be in the mid-90s, but again, it is the combination of the heat and humidity that has calls for this excessive heat warning over the city. we also have the heat advisory for long island. basically here, the hottest locations will feel like 110 degrees. we get some relief in spotty areas thanks to the afternoon thunderstorms. it really doesn't do much to hold us off. the thunderstorms can be very dangerous. the entire area in pink and parts of eastern and suffolk a heat advisory. we add the clouds in, and those are few and far between. high pressure firmly in place that shows the feels-like temperatures continuing both today and tomorrow. in the triple digit range. so heat index is what we mean by that, the hot temperature combined with the humidity making it difficult forrous
causing problems. it looks like right now target areas could be central new jersey later on this afternoon. so we get heavy rain there. starting again with sunshine showers and thunderstorms. so here we are, i think we could see less extreme numbers if you are heading to the beaches, it's warm and sticky. we'll talk more about the potential for relief coming up this morning. right now, 89 open monday. that will at least take our temperatures to the 90s. >> loving tuesday. >> we have saturday, sunday, three more days of this stuff. >> yeah. >> dangerous heat. that's the thing it's dangerous.
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come to sesame place before little kids become big kids come to the only place, that makes little hearts race. save $10 on admission and get a free 2nd visit only at sesameplace.com sesame place ? go before they grow. ? it's 6:24. >> time for sports now with laura behnke. >> good morning, everyone. it was sooner than he ever expected and different than any scenario we could have guessed, but throughout his four-game good-bye tour, alex rodriguez made it clear, he was at peace for moving on.
player. his family, pretty pumped as well. game tied again in the sixth. cass joe the big swing here going deep for his 13th home run of the season. the two-run blast put the yanks on top. putting a-rod in at third. he stayed for one out and taken out for this, a proper send-off in the ninth inning. the yanks win on on emotional a-rod day. >> i've given these fans a lot and i've disappointed a lot of people. like i always said, you don't have to be defined by your mistakes. how you come back matters, too. that's what new york is all about. >> this is the last time he plays. >> i wanted it to be something he never forgot. well, the injury hits keep on coming for the mets.
with dr. james andrews, which means his return is now on hold. new york trying to snap a three-game skid. that's hard to do. meet ryan. we hadn't heard a lot about this guy, either, until now. grand slam there. he wasn't done. in the third, he added again his second homer of the game. the mets would rally but not enough. 8-6, they fall below were finally in action, even if it didn't count. big blue hosting the dolphins after a delay. eli manning not playing. rookie sterling shepherd for 24 yards led to a touchdown. getting lots of pressure on ryan. 27-10, the giants fall.
rio yesterday. the women's soccer team eliminated in the quarterfinals. the men's basketball team barely beat serbia last night. as for michael phelps, he had to settle for silver while katie ledecky continues to dominate setting records in the 800 free. i'm laura behnke. anthony johnson will be with you through the weekend. we'll see you monday. much more ahead saturday morning, including a live look at the day's top stories. >> three people hurt, one critically in a multicar pileup on the cross bronx. details are coming up in a live report. >> thank you, marcus. two people are critically hurt in a hit and run in brooklyn. now police are looking for the driver. >> plus, a traffic stop turned
. oh, here we go. welcome back to "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning, august 13th. the city looking hazy and humid and just sweltering. you know what? oh, it's true. it's really bad outside. it's very hot even this early at 6:30 in the morning. i'm michelle charlesworth. good morning to you. >> you was sitting here with my coffee -- >> i don't like iced coffee. coffee is meant to be hot. even when it's hot, coffee has got to be hot to be real. just saying, i need it. >> you have to be like turkish. people in hot climates still drink hot coffee. >> meteorologist amy freeze looking at how hot it is outside. dangerously hot. >> it is a hot, sticky mess
last couple of days. it isn't getting cleaned up any time soon. it's very difficult for the body to cool itself. overnight when the temperatures don't fall below 80 degrees like last night, it becomes pretty uncomfortable, and your body, which normally can sweat and cool you off, right? you get the perspiration going and your body cools. it can't happen because everything stays wet. it's uncomfortable the entire time. the excessive heat warning is the reason the national weather service has recognized these things and posted this for everybody to know right through sunday at 10:00 p.m. it's going to be difficult to stay cool. it's going to be dangerous for people to be outdoors for long periods of time. satellite and radar
today and tomorrow we're in the triple digit range. through tomorrow, we have this threat of feeling like 110 degrees. as far as the thermometer readings go, we'll boost the number business noon to 91, going through the mid-90s through the afternoon and temperatures staying in the mid- 80s overnight tonight. we may fall below 81, 80 degrees, but that is just about as cool as it gets. temperatures. michelle? >> thank you so much, amy. developing in the bronx, several people rushed to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash on the cross bronx expressway. marcus solis joins us live from claremont with details. marcus? >> reporter: michelle, one of those victims is in critical condition. we have an update now. one lane of traffic has reopened on the cross bronx expressway. there still is a considerable cleanup.
morning. that led to the complete closure of the cross bronx expressway for a time. accident happening right at the webster avenue exit, around 4:20 this morning. two trucks, two cars involved it appears one suv did not slow down in time. traffic was slowing and merging as it was heading towards the construction area when that vehicle hit a car and a truck, setting open a chain reaction. finally came to a stop as it hit a second truck. three peop taken to the hospital. again, one was injured critically. again, a fourth time the entire -- for a time, the entire cross bronx expressway was shut down. there was a bit of a fuel spill involved as well. two people are in critical
off. police say the man and woman were trying to cross flatbush avenue when a van hit them both. they were running against the light and not in a crosswalk. the driver who hit them simply rushed away. >> pretty bad like a big boom boom. that's what made me turn around and i jumped. >> oh, my god, two people are laying in the street and just got hit by a car. we all ran over. >> a half dozen good samaritans nurse and offduty firefighter helped the victims. police are looking for a gray van with a red stripe that is missing a side mirror. the victims remain in critical condition at king's county hospital. some breaking news to get to this morning. a police officer has died after being shot in the neck during a traffic stop in new mexico. three suspects, though, are now in custody. officials say officer jose chavez died friday after being air lifted to a hospital in el paso, texas.
traffic stop when a passenger simply got out of the vehicle and started firing shots. county sheriff's officials say the three male suspects fled in a car but again were later arrested. >> our deputies, who were behind the vehicle tried to coax him out of the vehicle. >> authorities say one suffered a gunshot wound to the right side. found in a maryland apartment building. that was the scene of an explosion and fire. the bodies of two people were removed from the building in silver spring thursday. investigators have not yet identified the three victims. police say search and recovery efforts resume today. the explosion late wednesday night shook buildings more than a mile away. new national transportation safety board released video of the operation to retrieve el faro's black box. this video shows the
of the data recorder from the u.s. flag cargo ship. officials recovered the device on monday. it went down last october in the middle of a hurricane in the bahamas. 33 crew members died when it sank. a disturbing case has investigators looking into whether or not that home was targeted. the entire floor of the endicott home was destroyed when it went up in flames. on the side of the this message. "lie with pigs, fry like bacon." the owners say they had a pro police blue lives matter flag right next to an american flag and believe whoever started the fire was trying to make an anti- police statement. police have not confirmed an official motive. the declaration allowing the department of health and
emergency funds and award grants in the fight against the virus. puerto rico has reported more than 10,000 zika cases, a number that continues to skyrocket. meantime, the health today ordered $81 million be shifted toward zika research, taking the money away from other diseases like cancer. coming up on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, long lines at the pharmacy could become a thing of the past. the new app here in new york that could change the way we all get prescriptions. auction block. the interesting items up for sale that once belonged to the
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interesting item might be his original birth record from 1935. it is expected to bring in between $80,000 to maybe $100,000. >> thank you, thank you very much for that story. ? i'm gonna win this race ? [music] ? >> my dad took me -- >> to see elvis? >> no, he took me to see graceland and the mansion. >> by today's standards. >> shag carpet. >> oh, yeah. >> spiral staircase. >> so cool. >> you remember it well? is it a vivid memory? >> yeah, absolutely. >> a hundred grand for his birth record. we'll see what happens. >> what do you do with that? >> i don't know. what do you do with any of the stuff? people have it. hot stuff around here this weekend. >> just in the walk to the subway, i got to the steps and
it was dripping off already and it was a five-minute walk. >> it's hard for your body to handle it for at least a day, and then we've got all of these consecutive days around. that's the reason for the excessive heat warning. not only do we have one day but you have several in a row. you don't even get the relief at night. so even before the sun is up you are dealing with extremely hot conditions. not a lot of cloud cover to filter it. finding a place to stay cool. get by the waterways if you can. go in the a.c., somehow find a way to stay cool. midtown, we see one world trade down here. in the battery, we've got west winds, light west winds at 3 miles per hour. 81 degrees currently in central park. temperatures are already closing in on 80. the highs today will be at least 15 to 17 degrees warmer than they are right now. so mid-90s or the high temperatures that we're forecasting. so this excessive heat warning
plenty of humidity. the hottest locations will feel like 110 degrees today. that's the city included in that. thunderstorms are going to bring some relief temporarily to take temperatures down. we've have a heat advisory for this part of long island. everybody else with the the temperatures and humidity combined will make it somewhat comfortable. the clouds are few and far between. a lot of sunshine. even by noon, we'll have the feels-like temperatures up in the triple digit range. so feeling like 105, 107 right through the afternoon and 11:00 tonight, it'll still feel like 96 degrees. we wake up tomorrow 8:00 a.m.
feels like 90 already. 107 for tomorrow afternoon in tom's river. so real extreme heat, even into early monday morning, we still have mugginess around. we could get up to a half inch of rainfall. right now, the target zone looks to be central new jersey. you can see this between 2:00 and 5:00 making its way to central new jersey and if you are clearing things up by 7:00 and 8:00 at night. the afternoon and evening. so maybe 5:00 to 8:00 before that gets out of here. monday we set the stage for a slightly more bearable forecast. the mugginess is still around but it's not as severe. catskills, jersey shore and temperatures in these locations are still hot as well. they are just close to walter
shade or cooler temperatures. again a repeat of the forecast for today. this is called not as extreme but it's still warm and humid. 85 on tuesday. that's when the sizzle will fizzle, meaning it won't be quite the steam machine that it's been. the atmosphere starts to cool but sticky still on wednesday. that's where we ease back on monday, but it's not quite over. >> right, until what, tuesday? >> basically. >> cool deal. >> do you have a favorite elvis song before we go to break -- >> blue suede shoes?
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questions about whether that confession was coerced. his uncle, steven avery, was the primary focus. he is still in prison and continues to appeal his conviction. that docu-series put that case out there on the map. >> right out there big time. so it's fascinating to see a major twist in that case. >> oh, yeah. when we come back, sandy kenyon's weekend review. saturday. that means it's cat-tasthic cat saturday. >> oh, my gosh, we're starting with a cat on top of a pizza box. that's how it's going to roll out. really this is jinxy. just waiting for everybody to come to the pizza. i don't know if it's sanitary, but somebody's guarding the pizza boxes.
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a story about a mysterious dragon who befriends a young boy is hitting theaters again. dragon. >> good morning. adults definitely take a backseat to a boy named pete and his dragon this weekend. bryce dallas howard still manages to make the most of her role in a remake of a movie she enjoyed adds a child. -- enjoyed as a child. a sense of wonder is what every great movie for children must have. "pete's dragon" proves a worthy successor to the earlier
saw the 1977 "pete's dragon" over and over and over again. when i told my little sister i was going to be in "pete's dragon 0 i," she burst into tears because she was like, that was our whole childhood. >> bryce is the daughter of actor/director ron howard. >> i remember being a kid and would go out into my backyard and there was lots going on when it was backyard. >> i loved being it's so fun. >> reporter: in the latest movie, howard plays a sympathetic park ranger who discovers an orphan in the woods and tells her dad about it. >> how long has he been out there? >> six yearsp. >> nobody could survive in the forest for six years, at least not alone. >> reporter: robert redford's character believes the boy when pete says he's had help. >> it's this really, really, really beautiful thing to be a part of the film that catches a
>> reporter: especially since the star has two children of her own, with her son welcoming mom's role in the biggest hit of 2015, ""jurassic world"." jurassic -- "jurassic world." >> i was surrounded by a bunch of my son's friends who were asking questions. >> reporter: it was her husband who provided the key to her latest roll. >> just be with pete in the same way you bryce play the nurturing mom in pete's dragon. when she's on screen together with robert redford, the result is as magical as the dragon himself. the movie is from disney owned by the same parent company as abc 7. i'm sandy kenyon, "eyewitness news" this morning. >> i never now that was ron howard's daughter. >> i didn't know that.
it based on really cool. sandy kenyon likes it, done. green light. >> i thought maybe you had a thing for robert redford. you are very picky, too. is he on your list? >> i am very list, but he's robert redford! [ laughter ] coming up in the next hour of "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, we are following a developing situation along the cross bronx expressway. one person is in critical condition after a chain reaction crash. we're live with updates as you plan to drive through lower manhattan today, you may need to prepare for a little bit of a detour. details on the summer streets program that's coming with lots of street closures. >> and this summer sizzle is in effect for another day. meteorologist amy freeze is
captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 email@example.com developing now at 7:00, one person has been hurt in an early morning multi-vehicle crash along the cross bronx expressway. we're live in the bronx with the latest on the investigation. caught on camera, a man ripped jewelry right from the neck little girl. details on the man police were looking for right now. plus, you don't need us to tell you this. if you've been outside, temperatures are rising big time. it's going to feel like triple digit again today. what the city is doing to handle the demand for electricity as new yorkers and folks across the tri-state do their best to keep cool. >> man, even the beaches are hot. good morning, you are taking a live look at the empire state building and lower manhattan.
a saturday, august 13th. good saturday morning, everybody. i'm michelle charlesworth. it's sweltering. >> welcome to the 7:00 hour of "eyewitness news" on this hot, hot saturday morning. man, it is rough out there. >> it is very bad. on thursday, i thought i had, like, some exhaustion, heat exhaustion. >> you had the symptoms? >> yes, i did. not good. you have to be very careful and hydrate ahead of all of this. get ah >> amy freeze taking a look at the weather and warnings out there as well. >> amy, i know the mayor is big on saying to keep the thermostat on 78 to conserve the energy. is that enough to stay healthfully cool with heat like this some. >> i'm not going to argue with the mayor, but i would say that, you know, you've got to do something to keep the energy levels down or else we'll have a problem with the power and electricity. the bottom line is, whatever
it is enough to keep you cool because this is a situation where you are going to be warm unless you are in a refrigerator because the humidity makes it tougher for your body to cool down. a lot of people would like to be cooler than that, but it's just not the luxury we have right now. even if you get into a cooler spot, we are dealing with sticky, humid air. that's difficult for the to cool down. the excessive heat warning goes into the triple digits. it's exceptionally warm with bright sunshine to start off this morning. right now, 81 degrees feels like near 90 degrees. the highest heat indexes for both today and even through tomorrow will be the triple digits up to 110 degrees. we've had knows numbers already yesterday. still the same story. a feeling of being exceptionally hot.
the afternoon. by 11:00 tonight, we're still at 85 degrees and the heat indexes remain high as well. low 80s are expected overnight tonight. so extremely warm temperatures. more details coming up in just a few minutes on when the showers could develop today and when we could actually get a little relief in the accuweather seven-day rob? >> all right, amy. thank you very much. more on the an impact on the power grid. reducing power by 5% in several neighborhoods in queens. on staten island, the power company reduced power in order to work on some of their equipment. at one point, 1500 folks were without power. richmond university medical center was even forced to run on generators waiting to be phased back onto the grid. mayor de blasio is urging residents to take steps to
little higher, recommending 78 degrees. >> get those temperatures to 78 degrees. when i go into city hall in one of those situations, i feel it. it's not as nice as when it's cooler, but everyone's fine, and it's going to help us protect ourselves over the next few days. the mayor says this is the first excessive heat warning in three years here, meaning the heat index was at least 105 degrees. you can keep track wherever you are at any time. just download our news app. search abc7ny in the apple app or google play stores. developing right now. one person was hurt in a chain reaction crash in the cross bronx expressway. police hauled away the wrecked vehicles and collect evidence. marcus? michelle, the northbound lanes of the cross bronx expressway is set to reopen
three people are in the hospital as a result. this is what it looked like just a short time ago. the accident taking place around 4:20 this morning. northbound cross bronx expressway right by the webster avenue exit. there were two cars and two trucks involved. according to one of the drivers, it appears that the driver and suv did not slow in time. traffic was merging and slowing near the construction zone when the jeep hit a couple of cars crash. finally hit a second truck and that's when things finally came to an end. the three people inside that suv were taken to the hospital. one person critically injured for a time. the entire cross bronx both directions was shut down. southbound reopened shortly after that and then police now have finally cleared that accident. all lanes set to reopen. again, three people hurt, one critically as a result of that
channel 7 "eyewitness news." new this morning, police are looking for the man accused of robbing a 4-year-old little girl in queens. 4 years old. surveillance video captured the incident that happened around 6:00 outside of a laundromat in astoria. the man snatched a gold chain from that little girl's neck and then just walked away. police are looking for 22-year- old pablo escobar, who s witnesses. investigators in massachusetts are testing dna samples from a person of interest who is described as someone with knowledge of the park where vanessa marcot was found dead days ago. she was in massachusetts visiting her mom. she went out for a jog last sunday and her body was found later that day. back here in our area, it has now been a week and a half
the father of carina vetrano sat down to talk about his mission to find her killer. she was sexually assaulted and strangled in a park near their howard beach home. he revealed his daughter put up a fierce struggle before she was killed. he is convinced someone other than the killer knows something. >> somebody saw somebody come home with scratches and a bruise because carina fought back. there need the most important thing is an arrest. we need the public to help with that arrest. >> her father phil has established a go fund me page that has raised more than $234,000 in reward money to help find his daughter's killer. taking a look at politics now. the race for the white house. hillary clinton yesterday released her taxes for 2015 in hopes of putting pressure on
bill clinton made $10.6 million last year. that's combined. they paid about a third of that in taxes. that's a rate of 34.2% and almost 10% went to charity. mostly to the clinton family foundation. clinton has now released nearly 40 years' worth of tax returns during the course of her career in public life. meantime, she called on trump to release his taxes, which he has refused to do for months saying he is being audited even though to the candidate whether to release them even during an audit. also speaking spent the day defending more of his controversial comments in erie, pennsylvania. that's shaping up to be a battleground state where hillary clinton now has a strong lead. he is trying to brush off his recent remarks aimed at president obama and clinton calling them, as you know by now, the founders of isis. trump said, though that was nothing more than just sarcasm, and he blamed the media for not understanding that.
that crowd of supporters he was be honest." trump will hold a rally tonight in our area in fairfield, connecticut. his first trip there since clinching the nomination. coming up on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, a farewell to alex rodriguez on his last night as a player with the yankees. >> also ahead, a strong storm proves to be deadly in poughkeepsie. impacted five people under a tree. >> meteorologist amy freeze here in the weather center. temperatures are climbing quick. we're in the low 80s right now. won't take any time at all before we're into the mid-90s. we've got another comfortable day in front of us with an excessive heat warning. the temperatures remain hot through the weekend. it looks like temperatures fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently.
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electricity to nearby benches and to the ground. four men and one woman were taken to the hospital. one of them, this 50-year-old man, we were just telling you about, was pronounced dead earlier this morning. the others remain in the hospital. a woman is in critical condition after an alligator bit her in florida. police say the woman was in the everglades when she dropped a can in the water and when she the alligator bit her hand. others kept her from falling in the water. this was so bad, she nearly lost her hand. happening today, former cuban leader fidel castro turns 90 years old today, a day he said he thought he would never see. castro stepped down as president a decade ago handing the reigns over to his brother
april suggesting he would die. well, marking the end of an era last night as alex rodriguez marked his final day as a player in pinstripes. he was honored before the game. family and former teammates took the field with him, but it was all cut short as those incredibly dark clouds rolled in. "eyewitness news" spoke to fans at the stadium before a-rod run with the team. >> it's almost a game where you just come out of respect for a player of a-rod's caliber. >> he had a nice double the first time up. although he didn't do anything else after that, the fans were 100% behind him. >> it was great seeing his last run and sad to see him go. >> reporter: what was so special about it? >> that i got to see him one more time before he retired. >> there you go. after the ceremony and despite the rain, there was still a
played. a-rod left his mark. laura behnke will have the highlights coming up in sports. >> such a mixed legacy with a- rod, you know what i mean? a lot of good, a lot of bad, and there's speculation on whether or not he will be back with another team. >> right, another team, we don't know. we'll find out. it makes it interesting. >> yes. straight ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, if you plan to drive through lower manhattan today,
, a, yes, the accuweather -- ah, yes, the accuweather alert. >> i have a question. you know i love stats. >> talk to me. [ laughter ] >> of this stretch, which would you say is the worst day? is today the worst, tomorrow, or was it yesterday? 111 real- feel temperature in tom's river. >> wow. >> i think today we could match that at any spot. >> really? >> it's just that warm. again tomorrow, same story. we've got 95 degrees in the forecast today. we're still forecasting the 90s and real close to that again tomorrow. the humidity is not going to quit. so really, i think each day is equally bad perhaps as we add days to this stretch.
ourselves from handling it. that might be the story there. excessive heat warning goes all the way through sunday at 10:00 p.m. at night. looking at this picture, it's hard to find a cloud, right, looking down to the battery. a little bit of haze there but plenty of sunshine. that's going to take our temperatures up real fast. we're at 83 after midnight. it's currently at 82, a west wind at 9 miles per hour. right now, we have temperatures mommer it in the low 0. we put in the humidity, and it already feels like 90 degrees. we're forecasting 95 for the top temperature here through the city. with the humidity that we've got, it will be difficult to not hit a triple digit feels- like temperature. almost everybody gets to nearly 100 degrees for the feels-like.
winds. so really, it's not a big win even if you get a shower or thunderstorm coming through. here is the excessive heat warning going across the entire area. as the land gets thin, the ocean influence can bring relief. right now, the ocean water temperatures are in the mid-to upper 70s. looking over the next couple of days, we're going to go for 106 future cast by 1:00 this afternoon. 111010 -- 110 for tom's river. late at night, we still have heat indexes in the feels-like range of the upper 60s and low 90s. feeling like 90 degrees again. then in the afternoon on sunday, no relief there. triple digit readings as well for the feels-like temperature moon we could see storms on sunday afternoon through the
be kind of heavy. here in the next 24 hours, we're looking for up to an inch of rainfall. so drenching downpour can't be ruled out. central new jersey looks to be the main spot to get showers and thunderstorms developing. we won't rule it out for everybody. tomorrow afternoon it is in the later part of the afternoon between 4:00 and 8:00 when we get heavier showers and thunderstorms coming through. those do look like the affected monday we should start with sunshine. although temperatures won't be as hot, we have muggy conditions to deal with. it really is warm everywhere. hamptons 88 today. tomorrow, temperatures are slightly cooler with the vet of thundershowers and thunderstorms still around. we'll call it warm and sticky. overnight low is 80 with the feels-like temperature up to
our third heat wave of the season. we have not had an excessive heat warning like that because it feels like temperatures have not been this extreme. much different when you get several 90 degree days in a row like when the humidity is not as high. when we get the sticky weigh like we have here, it becomes uncomfortable. with people sensitive to the heat this is a dangerous situation. so finding ways to stay cool. apply now more than ever. checking on neighbors, making sure safe. >> hydration, loose clothing. >> look out for one another. >> absolutely. >> you can get in trouble fast. this is the hottest it's been in about three summers, right? >> yes, the humidity. we have that long stretch of 90s in the summer, but this is more intense. >> all right. thank you. toss the car keys and hit the streets of manhattan today. part of the summer streets festival seeps into lower
closes off a 60-square block stretch to traffic. so no cars. pedestrians and cyclists can explore from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. it's also another saturday in the city of summer streets event running from brooklyn park to the brooklyn bridge until 1:00 p.m. all good things. just stay hydrated, please. >> you know what i love about that event? it temporarily halts the between the drivers versus the bicyclists. >> oh, my heavens. >> it is a little bit of peace in the battle.
game good- bye tour, alex rodriguez made it clear, he was at peace with moving on. last night, he put on the pin strikes for one final time as a player. he was cheered very loudly by the fans especially after that. the double scores a run to tie the game. his family pumped as well. going deep for his 13th home run of the season. the two-run blast put the yanks on top. georgia figured, why not. inning and put him in for a proper send-off. 6-3, the yanks win on an emotional a-rod day. >> i've given these fans a lot of headaches over the years, and i disappointed a lot of people. like i always said, you don't have to be defined by your mistakes. how you come back matters, too. that's what new york is all about.
i want it to be something he never forgot. >> reporter: well, the injury hits keep on coming for the mets. zach wheeler now experiencing elbow pain and will meet with dr. james andrews which means it's now on hold. grand slam here. in the third, he added again, his second homer of the game. this one just a two-run shot. the mets would rally but not enough, 8-6. for the first time since all of the off-season changes, the new-look finally in action, even if it didn't count. big blue opening the big pre-
as for the rebound, getting a lot of pressure. 27-10 the giants fall. it was a wild day in rio yesterday. the women's soccer team eliminated in the quarterfinals. the men's basketball team rolled over canada, and the men's basketball team barely beat serbia last night. as for michael phelps, he had to settle for silver while katie ledecky continues to do and setting a new world record in the 800 meter free. that's your morning look at sports. i'm laura behnke. anthony johnson will be with you through the weekend. we'll see you monday. >> thank you, laura. much more ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning. following a developing story along the cross bronx expressway. one person is in critical condition following a terrible chain reaction crash there. we're live with updates from the bronx. >> meteorologist amy freeze
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welcome back, everybody, to "eyewitness news" early on this saturday morning. live shot there of lower manhattan at one world trade. in the center of the screen, lady liberty working on her tan. she's sweating today, that's for sure. it is a hot saturday, august 13th. the heat wave continues. morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. we come to work when it's dark outside. >> still hot. >> it was 80 degrees! when we drove in, it was 80 degrees. >> i walked into the building sweating. hard core. >> not pretty. >> no. >> meteorologist amy freeze taking a look at how many more days we are looking at that and how dangerously hot it will be today. >> the excessive heat warning goes until sunday night at
put up with these hot temperatures and creamily uncomfortable -- and extremely uncomfortable humidity. we're headed towards the mid- 90s again. here we go at 7:30 in the morning. here's the area for the excessive heat warning. we have the heat advisory for long island. satellite and radar picture, very few clouds around. afternoon. they will be spotty. when they do develop, they can have lightning and gusty winds, so be aware of that. tomorrow it will be up to the triple digit range. 105 to 110 degrees, a large area where we have the extreme heat indexes. just about everybody is in that range. by noon, we are at 91 degrees. going for a high of 95.
tomorrow repeat forecast. coming up, we'll talk temperatures. when we finally start to ease back on the numbers and could actually feel relief. all of those details in the accuweather seven-day, rob. >> thank you, amy. traffic is moving once again on the cross bronx expressway after an early morning crash caused a big mess and also several injuries as well. marcus solis joins us live along the expressway with more on the story. marcus? held up again. cleanup continues. we have additional slick spots so they are holding up traffic as the cleanup continues. this was a messy, nasty accident that happened just after 4:00 this morning that involved two trucks and two vehicles. an suv and minivan. it appears that that suv did not slow down in time as
of construction on the northbound cross bronx construction. that suv hit a couple of cars and finally came to rest against a second truck. the people inside of that suv were the ones injured. three people taken to the hospital. one in critical condition. meantime, big mess for a time. the entire cross bronx in both directions were shut down for a marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." a police officer has died after being shot in the neck during a traffic stop that happened in new mexico. 33-year-old officer jose chavez died friday after being air lifted to a hospital in texas. the officer had just arrived when a passenger got out of the vehicle and opened fire.
but were later arrested. two people are in critical condition after a driver hit them in brooklyn and took off. police say the man and woman were trying to cross when a man hit them both. they were running against the light and not in a crosswalk. the driver who hit them just left the scene. >> it's pretty loud like a big boom boom. i jumped. >> people laying in the street by a car. we were running outside to so he what was going on. >> a half dozen good samaritans rushed to help the victims before rescuers arrived. police are looking for a gray van with a red stripe that is missing a side mirror. the victims remain in critical condition at kings county hospital. a disturbing message left on the side of a burning home as investigators trying to figure out whether or not the home was targeted.
endicott home was destroyed. on the side of the home was this message "lie with pigs, fry like bacon." the owners of the home say they had a pro police blue lives matter flag next to an american flag. they believe whoever started the fire was trying to make a statement. a third body has been found in a maryland apartment building that was the scene of a nasty explosion and fire. the bodies of two people were removed from the building in silver spring on thursday. investigators have not yet identified the three victims. police say search and recovery efforts will resume later today. the explosion late wednesday night shook buildings more a mile away. casino style gambling coming soon to suffolk county. they have approved 1,000 high- tech video lottery machinessen side of the marriott hotel off
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excessive heat warnings, welles this public. >> left you speechless? >> i'm worried he will give his olfactory alert. >> yes. >> double up. >> today, this weekend, i really really mean it. like i've said before, if you watch the show, please double up. >> that could be a -- [ laughter ] >> sorry, rob. >> yeah, yeah. >> like the shopping cart some [ laughter ]
club to double up. >> double up. >> okay. >> please double up today. [ laughter ] whatever you can do to stay cool might help you out. i cannot follow that. [ laughter ] >> the excessive heat warning goes until sunday night. so we've got two full days of this, you guys where we've got temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. the feels-like is 105, 110 degrees. you know what? when they have 105 and 110 more variable, i think. that's a dry heat. this humidity makes it difficult for your body to cool itself down with consecutive days like this. it's exhausting. so you may think you can take the heat, once you get the consecutive days, you can get yourself into trouble if you are not hydrating and staying on top of things. also a rae minder to all of the common sense actions like checking on your neighbors, taking care of the elderly, watching out for pets.
the mid-90s later this afternoon. that would be hot in itself. that's the reason for the excessive heat warning. also not a lot of cooling off at night. we were in the low 08s all night long -- low 80s all night long. it's a large area where we could see 110 degrees for the heat index. thunderstorms could be bringing relief in the afternoon hours, they bring drenching downpours and extremely gusty winds. jersey, there it is, the whole area with parts of suffolk county, eastern parts of long island. that is a little less severe because of the proximity, no storms yet, but they are coming. we'll watch for the temperatures to, you know, climb and push towards the mid- 90s. that's just enough heat with the humidity that the instability gets going with showers and thunderstorms likely after 2:00 but over by
to midnight. we're going to see temperatures that are still so warm that we can get feels-like temperatures in the low 90s. same thing, waking up to feeling like 93 degrees at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. feeling like the triple digits through the afternoon. then we could actually ease back on the temperatures for monday. it's not going to be complete relief, but at least we'll take the temperatures down to perhaps the upper 80s. by the way, about an inch of rain possible in the storms those. the futurecast is showing central new jersey through the early to mid-afternoon could be the main spot. sunday late afternoon through early evening, after 2:00, the showers and thunderstorms race through the area. monday gets off to a stormy start again. the pattern is shifting as early as tuesday and wednesday. over the weekend, saturday and sunday through the catskills making the weekend get away. storms do threaten each and
still in the mid-90s. that's the forecast high. the temperatures will feel like the triple digits as well. low to mid-90s both today and tomorrow. monday we will be at 89. that's what we're talking about by bringing the temperatures down as much as 5, 6 degrees. 85 on tuesday. the sizzle starts to fizzle. we're not as hot. the humidity starts to retreat a bit. it's still muggy with sunshine >> that's your accuweather seven-day forecast. >> mean, it rains and then it's like, okay, that's it? >> oh, yeah. >> cool off. it's like maybe a minute or two that it feels cooler and it's like the steam dome coming in. >> getting it together, ready? [making noise ] >> not good. >> we're like dragons.
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chained child care professionals. here's lauren glassberg. >> we kept thinking if you can bring your dog to work, why can you not bring your child to work as well? >> a co-working space that offers child care. suzanne and wendy graduated from columbia business school in may and opened their first location in park slope this week after doing plenty of analysis. >> there is a lot of movement in the workforce now to become and child care don't allow these people to take advantage of that. we think that is, you know, a big problem that we want to solve. >> reporter: so the idea of co- hatchery is to have a co- working space with the typical amenities, but on top of that, we allow you to bring your kid in and have a co-located day care. >> reporter: for now, that day care is across the street at kid care where they are leasing space but they provide their own teachers and care givers. it's creating a curriculum as
to visit their kids. for tina, a blogger and architect, this may fit her needs. >> i have a work space but it would be nice to be conson traiting in an -- concentrating in an environment where everybody is working. >> reporter: while elliott is in a safe place. >> i come from a 9:00 to 5:00 before my son, so i feel like i'm a little bit back in an environment. >> the prices are comparable to other co-working spaces. for $300 a month parents can get a six-hour day of co- working plus three hours of child care every week. >> reporter: parents can opt for as many as five days a week. co-hatchery plans to open other locations most likely with the child care component on site. lauren glassberg, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> oh, that makes so much sense. >> right? it looks like heaven to me.
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emergency in louisiana this morning. children had to be rescued after raging waters trapped them in their schools. now flood alerts are reaching all the way up to new england. rob is here breaking down that severe weather for us. >> plus, that bombshell ruling from a federal court in wisconsin overcurbing the murder conviction of one of the main -- overturning the murder conviction from one of the main stars of the docu-series "making a murderer." >> we have all you ne about back to school. i don't know if you want to hear back to school yet because that means summer is almost over. >> i don't. i love the babies at home. >> i like the buses not being on the road. [ laughter ] >> so we all have something. >> we've all got something. >> all of us have something, guys. have a great morning. >> you, too. our top stories, three people were hurt, one critically after that messy crash on the cross bronx
avenue exit around 4:20 this morning. investigators say an suv did not slow down in time as it approached traffic due to construction and hit two tractor-trailers and another car. the crash led to a fuel spill. both sides on the expressway were shut down at one point. crews continued to clean up the southbound lanes. police are looking for the man accused of robbing a 4- year-old little girl in queens. surveillance video captured the incident that happened around last night in astoria. the man snatched a gold chain from the 4-year-old's neck then walked away. police are looking for 22-year- old pablo escobar who was identified through witnesses. >> all of this excessive heat is having a strong impact on the area's power grid. right now, con ed is reducing power by 5% in several queens neighborhoods. it was the same last night on staten island where the company reduced power in order to work on some of their equipment.
folks were without power. richmond university medical center was also forced to run on generators waiting to be phased back onto the grid. >> just keep it a little bit less than frigid so that we can all stay reasonably cool, right? >> i'm not mad about that. >> but doing whatever you can, really, for the next cupful days. we've got -- next couple of days. we've got two more days of this where the humidity is high and it's uncomfortable. can't reflectish and find relief -- replenish and find relief. the accuweather seven-day forecast shows temperatures in the low 80s today, making it to the mid-90s this afternoon. a lot of sunshine here early on. so the warm-up will be fast. i think we'll get to 90 degrees. no problem before noon. like i said, forecasting 95. some storms expected this afternoon mainly for central new jersey. can't rule it out for anyone. then 83 degrees tomorrow and
thunderstorms are a possibility. not as extreme on monday. a sizzle that fizzles on tuesday 85 and then it's still sticky on wednesday. just a lot better with temperatures at least 10 degrees cooler by the middle of the week. >> all right. >> again. i still say i will take this weather over that negative 20 windchill of january. >> i hate to say i do love this weather. it's just hard on your body day after day. so hence the caution. >> so when you are tired, we're there with you. the park live from rich field park at 9:00. so watch for that. >> great. >> adopting out some little forever friends. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. thanks so much for spending part of your sultry saturday with us. >> smokin'! >> friends over at "good morning america" are taking it from here. we're going to be back again just before 9:00 with another our of "eyewitness news." >> we'll see you good en,
good morning, america. records shattered. katie ledecky does it again. >> new olympic record. >> crushing rivals to bring home another gold. >> good the whole way through. michael phelps proves he's human. his three-way silver tie. and the soccer stunner. out. why she's calling her opponents cowards. "gma" is live in rio. devastating flood. the south under siege. torrential rain, 15 inches in just one day creating disaster. emergency crews pulling off hundreds of rescues. good samaritans saving others. this tanker swept away and the unfavorable forecast. more rain ahead.