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this is new york's number one news. with lori stokes and ken rosato. heather o'rourke with traffic. and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. >> developing at 4:30, two home overnight. we are live in belmar as investigators search for the cause. the man suspected of killing an imam and his friend is set to face charges after investigators work to find a clear motive. >> plus, two years after he was killed by a police officer, his family is about to get a big payout from the city. >> good morning, i'm mitchell charlesworth. >> tuesday is tuesday, august
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working alongside you. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> your temperature around a soupy 80 degrees. it is humid out there this morning. that's going to fuel some rain across the area. you're going to be looking at 82. murray hills 80. 81 riverdale. 76 bridgeport. heat advisory in effect. there's so much humidity, it will feel like 95 to 100. a couple sprinkles are popping a thunderstorm today across the area. that could be dangerous, heavy, gusty winds. heavy downpours of rain. frequent lightning. that will start after lunchtime today. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. >> we have construction at the holland tunnel. at the lincoln tunnel, we have an accident. this accident has been on going and it's in center tube and involves a motorcycle. this has been there for awhile now.
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tube and the north tube. however, the center tube is the tube closed down. we still have a minor delay, but something to think about as you head out. and the new jersey turnpike, truck lane south of exit 13. 7 trains are in that fast track work going on and our street cleaning rules are in effect. >> thank you, 4:32. developing of the jersey shore. what caused a deadly house fire. eyewitness news reporter is live with a.j. >> that's right, two men lost their lives overnight in that vicious blaze that ripped through this home on 14th avenue. not far from b street. at this point, they are investigating what caused this blaze. police tape is blocking off what remains of this charred out home. the fire broke out around 9:45 last night as flames quickly spread throughout. several fire departments responded to the blaze, but unfortunately, two men were not
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time. the charred remains and frame of the home are now all that is left as it's a complete loss. belmar mayor called the blaze tragic and a tweet posted just hours ago. again, we are still trying to get an understanding as to if this home was someone that lived in the belmar area. they are not releasing the names until family members have been notified. this vicious blaze that took several hours to put completely out. live in belmar this morning. channel 7 eyewitness news. >> a.j., thank you. 4:33, new video just in of a truck fire causing traffic problems. cell phone video shot by eyewitness news reporter, a.j. ross, showing flames shooting out of the trailer. shortly after 3:00 a.m. the driver was able to get out safely. >> the man accused of killing
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a judge this morning. diana rocco is live in q gardens with details on how to track down the suspect. >> michelle, good morning. as police continue to search for a motive. it was a hit-and-run that happened minutes after these murders that led to 35-year- old, oscar morell. he morning, arraigned on two counts of first-degree murder. morell is now charged with killing a queens imam and his friend. queens precinct yesterday after police took him into custody at his brooklyn home. the search turned up a murder weapon and clothes matching. imam and his assistant were killed as they left afternoon prayer in ozone park. surveillance video shows what is believed to be morell shooting them in the back of the head. a chevy trailblazer was driven
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man on a bicycle. that's what led them to morell's east new york home. >> right now, we can't explain why this person was there. he was there just prior to that. we have him on video, just 8 minutes prior to the homicide. we'll put those facts together and explore his life to see what's going on. >> the muslim community in queens made it clear they have felt targeted this morning. police have no the yet classified this a hate crime. into morell's past. he has also been charged with second-degree possession of a murder weapon. he will be arraigned in court here later today. we're live in q gardens, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you. at 4:35, new this morning, new york city agreed to pay more than $7 million filed by the family. in the pink houses back in
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settlement will include a $25,000 payment himself. and $4.1 million from the city. >> happening today, the former newtown middle school accused of bringing a loaded gun into school will be in court. jason adams will make his case for a judge to allow him into a probation program. he was charged in april with carrying a pistol into school. the program could lead to having the charges dropped. >> the city's plan to open a homeless shelter a lot of pushback. dozens of people took to the streets vowing to derail a plan. the shelter is expected to open october 1 and house 110 families. there will be no children under 18. the city promises round the clock security supervised by the nypd. safety is their main concern. >> we don't want the homeless shelter because of the safety of our children. >> there are three schools, one
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the corner from this facility. >> this will be the first shelter. though there is another one mile and a half away. the neighborhood does have an obligation to house the homeless and they are committed to finding a better location. >> 4:37. an olympic celebration being blamed for a scare that paralyzed kennedy airport for hours. panicked passengers were evacuated from terminals 1 and 8. officers swarm the terminals evidence of a shooting was found. abc news confirms a caller confused excitement over usain bolt's victory for gun shots. the port authority is planning to review how it handled the shooter scare. >> mayor de blasio will push for washington to fund the battle against zika as the city's health department calls for more spraying to prevent mosquito born illnesses. although no zika has been
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parts of manhattan and queens. weather permitting, spraying will begin wednesday night at 10:00 and continue through 6:00 a.m. on thursday. a new zika case meantime in texas is the first to be linked to travel within the u.s. after a person contracted the virus while visiting miami. a miami neighborhood is the first place in which local zika has occurred. health officials say while there have been more than 100 zika cases transmitted by mosquitoes there. time is 4:38. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic with bill evans. >> and that is true. it's going to be very humid. it's going to be warm today. the humidity is going to drive up that real feel today. we have good visibility. 80degrees to start the day. 68 is the normal overnight low. a couple showers have been
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on delaware bay. that's from the overnight hours. the thunderstorms that are coming our way are in the ohio valley. they will be coming here i this afternoon. the thunderstorms start taking off. even though you see these temperatures around 86, 88 degrees, the humidity is going to drive the real feel up into the mid 90s to near 100. we'll talk more about thunderstorms later on this afternoon. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. know what that is a picture of, it's the george washington bridge. >> this is newark airport and that's the new jersey turnpike in front of newark airport, where it's doing just fine here. we have an issue just south of there. it's on the new jersey turnpike. and a.j. ross shot video of this. new jersey turnpike, southbound truck lanes right near exit 13. tractor trailer fire. the fire has been extinguished,
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be removed from the roadway. same with the lincoln tunnel, and the lincoln tunnel, we have an accident being cleared away. 7 trains fast track. no trains, the e, the f, or the n trains or the shuttle bus will be provided for you. they all have track work until 5:00 a.m. and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. michelle and ken, over to you. >> it's 4:40, and still a, new arrests in milwaukee overnight, how the city is the peace over a deadly police shooting. the death toll is rising in louisiana this morning as flood waters there hit historic levels. >> plus, their love to cross the tristate. how you can get your hands on a
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deadly police involved shooting. the officials say the arrest happened last night, helped clear the streets of protesters. the mayor put in a teen curfew in an effort to curb violence after a police officer shot and killed a man who police say was armed during a traffic stop saturday night. the shooting sparked two nights of unrest, including the widespread destruction of property and several shootings. >> the people continue to have reaction we've seen the last days, continue to to do things that threaten people who live in those neighborhoods. it's going to make it hard to address other issues in the future. >> milwaukee's police chief called the violence unanticipated. >> 4:43 is our time. police in mexico searching up to a dozen gang members. mexican police say the gang
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a restaurant in pueerto vallarta. police in california have arrested a man starting a wild fire that caused more than $10 million in damage and destroyed more than 175 homes. damon anthony has been arrested on 75 counts of arson. he started numerous fires over the past year. 4:44. us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> the intersection of 59th street, 5th avenue right there at the plaza hotel. really pretty spot in new york city. and this morning we're looking at temperatures of 80 degrees. the humidity 71%. that's at the low end of the high range here. we have a west wind, southwest wind at 3. pressure falling. yesterday's high was 92. normal is 83.
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sun is sup at 6:07. thunderstorms today can be strong. mainly this afternoon. threats are heavy downpours of wind. it's going to be a day where we find ourselves starting out so warm for the morning hours. 69, 70, around morristown, central sections of morris county. 77 long island, jersey shore. here you go. we see wind out of the south and out of the south what brings in all this humidity. that's why the heat advisory is in effect until 10:00 tonight. a couple showers popped up around coney island. that's been sliding eastward. now we are also seeing a couple showers. that's ahead of this main branch of rain. it's a low that will cut up through western new york state. here we go, well, 3:00 they start firing up. this afternoon, with the afternoon heating, the front,
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the temperatures in the mid and upper 80s. the real feel in the 90s. by 5:00, this line gets going in western new jersey. and there we go. 7:00, 8:00 this evening, right at sunset. they are fired up and strong. heavy downpours of rain flooding on roadways. lightning, and some downpours of rain with that wind, it could be damaging and those go away and there might be one or two overnight. a muggy, steamy night, and northwest wind, they will start to dry things out a bit. heat index will get from 95 to 100 range once again. that will help fire off thunderstorms. tomorrow, the heat index is not so severe. boating forecast, small craft advisory. winds out oaf the south. 15, 20 miles an hour. gusts around 30. rip currentrisk high at the
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with a northwest wind. that will feel good. warm and humid, sun and clouds, thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening and then it's warm and sticky overnight. tomorrow, a great day. sun and clouds, 87 to 89 and we're looking at 86 on thursday with low humidity. nice weather, the humidity and thunderstorm threat is starting to come back into the forecast. next week, the extent is looking a lot cooler and are a lot dryer. right. feel that. >> who would expect thunderstorms in august? so weird. >> hello. what's up? >> good morning, everybody, welcome back, ken. we're looking at the l.i.e. westbound side near exit 39. we have an accident, we have two lanes closed down as you go through that spot. 7 trains, fast track, there are no trains between 34th street and queensboro plaza.
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same situation, the l and m. the adlm trains should be cleared away by 5:00. construction at the holland, accident in the lincoln tunnel. we have this accident being cleared away. the center tube is closed down, but they do have the other tubes open for traffic and really just minor delays. new jersey turnpike south of exit 13, tractor trailer fire extinguished. they have to wait for the tractor trailer to be removed from the roadway and this problem on 70 and manchester. accident with the downed pole. all lanes are closed down. back to you. police in new jersey are hoping to catch a pair of con artists. three couples paid rent for a home, when two of those couples arrived at the house to move in, they realize they had been ripped off. the scammers did not own the property and didn't leave a
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off of the south shore of island have been found dead. andrew left the beachheaded for lyndon hurst. he was reported missing saturday when his damaged boat was recovered and police believe it was in some type of accident. his body was pulled from the water yesterday in the great south bay. >> 4:49 is our time, and the man accused of killing a police officer in georgia is now in custody after being found a car. 24-year-old deeds was arrested early yesterday morning in florida when police say he was found hiding in a car during a traffic stop. investigators say he shot and killed officer tim smith saturday night when he responded to a call of a suspicious person. smith followed his father into law enforcement. restaurant in new mexico is facing backlash after serving up a pun causing controversy. selling shirts that read, black
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first put the slogan on its sign up front. he got calls around the world looking for merchandise, but a local professor says that officer's pun is taking advantage of discord. >> after the owner decided to expand the company opens its 1 00th e restaurant today. they are burgers. >> 10:31, i'm online. >> opening at the boston sea port. >> there's more. dominoes pizza is helping customers stay healthy. they are now going to be delivering salads in an effort to bring salad lovers to the same table. cats and dogs living together. there are three kinds of salads available. classic garden, chicken cesar,
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side salad with your pizza. it's 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, coming up in the next half hour, a nightmare a new jersey family is dealing with after sewage backs up into their home.
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4:54. welcome back. a deadly 4.5 magnitude earthquake killed four people. we have one american among the dead there. the walls and roofs of dozens of homes collapsedded in sunday's quake. at least 80 homes were destroyed. the last major earthquake hit august 15 in 2007 and killed near 600 people in the coastal city. >> 4:54 right now. a new health study about prolonged sitting. the american heart association warns too much time between too much activity can impact your heart and blood vessels. linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. americans should sit less and move more. >> any time the producer haves
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studio, it's for us. >> that's right. the cardio, moving. >> it's 4:55. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans in the accuweather forecast. >> we're looking at a humid morning here. down the jersey shore, a good visibility here, asberry park. a good day to be at the beach. watch out for a gusty thunderstorm, starting around 4:00 or 5:00, 6:00. they are cleaning up the beach. the beach cleaners out there already. onsh along the turnpike here. by the time we got going, it's humid, 78 and 80 degrees by lunchtime. authorities start popping up after lunch. heather, i'll buy you lunch today, how about that? >> that sounds terrific. >> as long as it's not tuna and onions. you can see that there isn't a lot of traffic on the fdr drive because it's closed down. both ways between the 90s and
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to you about the l.e.e. going westbound. glenn cove road an accident, two lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. 7 trains, fast track repair going on. use the e, the f, or the n trains and also some track work until 5:00 a.m. on the m lines and we have that accident still working in the lincoln tunnel. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and michelle, over to you. a nice surprise from total strangers this week. >> a group of good samaritans came together to foot the bill for more than a dozen people. one of the men say they started raising money in july for this random act of kindness. they are planning to do another surprise visit in the future, just to be nice, that's it. >> well, get this.
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showed up at last night's game. the royals rallied for a win, but he died during the trip. players were surprised, last night when number two showed up in the dugout. the royals also won that game. >> clearly prayed very hard. >> there you go. >> all right, we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead, a fast moving fire claims the lives of two people home as the flames spread. also, a smelly problem. the blame game erupting with the city of irvington. >> meteorologist, bill evans is timing out the next round of strong storms. it's happening sometime today. get the update and exclusive accuweather forecast. coming back 18, 17, 16 seconds. stay with us, we're coming
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this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news. with lori stokes and ken rosato. heather o'rourke with traffic. and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> developing at 5:00 a.m., a fatal fire leaves dead. we are live with new video. >> the man police say gunned down a queens imam and his associate is due in court today. we are live in queens with an update on the charges. >> the heat and humidity today, storms are on the way. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm in for lori stokes. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here is bill evans. >> we're looking at a humid
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going to be warm and soupy to start your day with a south, southwest wind. 80 around hemp stead. 77 lake hurst. down the jersey shore, it's humid, but comfortable. that's because of that humidity. the temperature will be in the upper 80s. tack on the humidity, it's going to be rough. thunderstorms to our west that come in this afternoon. and they will be strong. starting around 3:00, there could be gusty winds, damang rain, frequent lightning. we'll talk more about that and a breezy day tomorrow. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. looking at the turnpike, what's going on now? >> we had this earlier truck by the new jersey turnpike, southbound truck lanes near exit 13. a.j. ross was there and took video of this tractor trailer fire. that's what it looked like, but it has been extinguished. they are trying to get the
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from what is left of it, removed from the new jersey turnpike. we also have this problem. some kind of equipment problem. as a result, they will keep the bridge open while the bridge remains closed down. minor delay, george washington bridge, lincoln and holland, that earlier crash is gone. and then the l.i.e. west exit 39, an earlier traffic cleared away. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> devop jersey, investigators are working to determine what sparked a fast moving fire that killed two people. a.j. ross is live on the scene with new video for us. a.j. >> that's right, ken. two men tragically lost their lives that ripped through this home on 14th avenue in belmar. now, just what caused this blaze is under investigation. you can see from the charred remains, just how intense this fire was, that quickly consumed this home.
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viewer send to us as the flames was right in the mist of being put out. according to investigators, the fire broke out around 9:45 last night and flames quickly spread through the upstairs and downstairs of this home. several fire departments, including belmar, spring lake, wahl, and neptune responded to the blaze. the fire is now under investigation and belmar mayor just hours ago. now back here live, you can see police are still here on scene. police tape blocking this off, again, as this fire remains under investigation. the identity of those two men that passed away overnight, all family members have been notified. i'm a.j. ross, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. at 5:03, the man accused of killing an imam and his friend will be in court today in
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and weapons possession. he's accused of killing imam and 64-year-old saturday afternoon in ozone park. police believe he was involved in a hit-and-run crash a few miles away. details on the gun police found inside the suspect's home ahead. a funeral will be held for the new york city woman killed while on a jog in massachusetts. family and friends will gather a final good-bye to vanessa marcot. the body was found more than a week ago. she worked at google here in new york. state police say they are working through hundreds of tips in a search for her killer. 5:04 right now. donald trump will be in wisconsin after outlining a plan to vet would be immigrants in the fight against isis. trump speaking in the battleground state of ohio proposed what had he called extreme vetting and said he would temporarily suspend
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of e porting terrorism. and an ideological test. >> we should only admit into this country for those who respect our values and respect our people. in the cold war, we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test. >> trump also claimed hillary clinton lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis. >> well, there are rudy giuliani in the september 11 terror attacks. >> under those eight years, before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical, islamic terrorist attack in the united states. >> didn't take long for social media to jump on it. the former mayor had been
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political agenda. hillary clinton will be in new york today after campaigning with vice president joe biden. in scranton, where both have family ties and spent time when they were kids. vice president biden hailed clinton's accomplishments, then layed into trump claiming he is unfit to lead the nation. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morn our camera at times square, around the times square area looking south here this morning and we're going to be looking at humid weather to start your day. we're looking at a temperature of 80 degrees and that is warm for the overnight hours. it should be 68 around the five borrows. it is going to be this warm, humid start to the day. not going to see 90 degrees today, but we have all the humidity, showers and thunderstorms to we'll keep sliding eastward.
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head out the door, it's going to be muggy, it's going to be warm, and thunderstorms this afternoon. temperatures 78 and 8. we get into the mid 80s, upper 80s at lunchtime. and these thunderstorms start firing up after lunch today. gusty winds, frequent lightning. she would never reveal the traffic launch codes. >> we are looking at the fdr drive. 70s has been reopened. southbound, i'm not seeing a lot of cars go south just yet. let's go over to our maps. we have this issue on the truck lane. tractor trailer fire extinguished. just waiting for that shell of the tractor trailer to be removed from the roadway. then we have the cross bronx expressway. two lanes are closed down. this is going to be in place until 6:00 a.m. so this could cause some
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and on to the cross bronx expressway. we're also taking a look at the brog, which remains closed, they are having equipment problems, so are keeping the gothels bridge open. mass transit is doing okay. no major issues there and our street cleaning rules are in effect. michelle and ken, over to you. >> it's 5:08. still ahead this morning, a real life nightmare for a family in new jersey who says raw sewage is seeping into their basement. desperate call for help. >> and team u.s.a. going for st gold in gymnastics once again. once again. how two of the final fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet.
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5:10 now, one person is still mising following an
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a sixth person was found in the debris. two victims are 3 and 8 years old. a 555-year-old man was locatedded and unharmed. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the fiery blast last wednesday in silver spring. this next story really stinks. literally, for a family in new jersey. this is the nightmare a homeowner is dealing with right now. backed up sewage has been flooding the family's basement home. the sewer backup started saturday. missjohnson says she is waiting for a private company to look into the problem, although she believes a solution is on the municipal side. >> they told me that is not their fault because their water system is -- i can't get any help. >> department of public works spokesperson said the problem is between the main and can the home, so it is the responsibility of the
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says she will fight this one. >> 5:12 is our time. medals will be given out in 14 events today. take a look at the medal standing. 75 medals in all, 26 of them gold. >> in the women's 400 meter final, sade upset allison phillips, who was becoming the only woman ever to win five medals in track and field. she hit the ground and gold. felix was second. kenya's successfully defended his olympic title. clayton murphy won the bronze. simone biles, in the finals, biles grabbed the balance beam to steady herself, costing her fourth gold medal. she had to settle for a disappointing bronze. lori hernandez had a better outing, she won the silver.
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at a gold tonight. >> just amazing to watch them. what talent. she is awesome. >> so much pride, it's amazing. and the parents, i think about them going, every morning, every afternoon, four hours here, every single day. >> the culmination of years and years of work. >> bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> later on today, you need an umbrella. that will be for the afternoon and the evening. as well as gusty thunderstorms arou coupled with the humidity, which is going to be high. dew point, 71. the closer the dew point number, the more moisture is in the atmosphere. that makes it feel muggy, humid. pressure is 3017. uv index at the. pollen count is low. air quality is good. 81 when we look toward regal park. 81 around hollice queens.
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warmer than normal. southerly wind. we will be looking at very warm and humid weather today. storms prediction center of the national weather service. will predict a slight risk of a thunderstorm today. now what that means is we're in the slight risk category for strong to severe thunderstorm, which generally every time the national weather service issues a slight risk, a slight risk to me is like what? 10, 20 percent. a good 70% chance of a strong thunderstorm over parts of the area. a slight risk. somebody is going to see this in the area. you'll see here, back to our west, showers and thunderstorms along this front. so really, what happens with this is parts of the area will see or you're in for a risk of a gusty thunderstorm. they start firing up around 3:00 or 4:00 to see one around the five borrows and see how they come through with this front coming over us tonight. you see by 9:00, 7:00, 8:00,
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sports and all that kind of stuff. a walk on the beach. board walk, right at sunset. we have gusty thunderstorms and overnight, it will be sticky, steamy. even though it's warm and 87 tomorrow, we're still looking at what will be a real feel and that's because the humidity will be lower. today and really the possibility overnight tonight into wednesday, heavy downpours of rain, some damaging winds, travel delays at airports this evening. going to roll up 95 to 100 with a gusty thunderstorm this evening. 88. thunderstorms early tonight, then it's warm and sticky. tomorrow, a great day. sun and clouds, breezy, nice, lower humidity. 87. that northwest wind, some 12 to 20 miles an hour. that will feel great. i think thursday is a nice day, too, at 86. and then we get to friday and the heat and the humidity make a comeback, and we're in the mid 80s this weekend with some
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summertime weather is coming up. >> that's so nice when you said about thursday. >> are you off thursday? >> i am. it's amazing. >> i figured that. >> it's 5:16. >> it's always about the staff. it's my off day. how is my off day? >> right. enjoy your off day. >> i know, don't worry about me. >> i'll be here working. >> well, let's talk about mass doing okay. you don't need to use mass transit. you have everything going just fine. no major issues to report with mass transit. subways are okay and we still have this issue on the new jersey turnpike. truck lanes, earlier tractor trailer fire. but clean up activity is still in progress there and then we have the cross bronx east webster avenue, two lanes are closed, expect that to go back to the george washington bridge for sure.
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all of our hudson river crossings. no major issues. as you go to the bridge, it's closed down. this is equipment problems, so what they are doing is keeping the bridge open. usually they do that traffic hold. they canceled that for now and we also have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle ask ken, back to you. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an update on the deadly fluting in louisiana. help from the tristate is
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today, nfl quarterback will be in court. he's threatening to kill his girlfriend. arrested earlier this year after he hit his exgirlfriend during a fight over another woman. manziel slapped her so hard, it ruptured her eardrum. he will be in court died in the devastating flooding in louisiana. volunteers are headed now to help thousands of people forced out of their homes. that after heavy rain left entire communities under water. louisiana's governor is urging residents to remain in shelters and not travel along flooded roads until that water has receded. >> caught on camera, a tornado moving through indiana. it hit a baseball field and caused an explosion.
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through central indiana. no reports of any injuries. also in indiana, this is the damage people are waking up to. as you can see from this view, twisters destroyed businesses or buildings. uprooted trees, cut a path through a corn field. this morning, crews are working to clean up the damage left behind. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together. here we go. we're going to be taking a look outside because, well, eventually today with this humidity and this heat, it's very fast. we have a nice visibility down from asberry park. this morning, a couple showers and thunderstorms popped up. there's one here along the throughway. but that keeps us sliding eastward. there will be some more during the day today and that will be firing up later on this afternoon. temperatures 80 in the park. look at these humidities. 82 to 85 percent humidity. that will make it feel really
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ride from staten island, or doming over from jersey city. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. what's going on? >> we have this problem on the new jersey turnpike. south of exit 13. earlier tractor trailer fire extinguished, but they have to remove the trailer from the roadway. they are taking a look at the cross bronx expressway. webster avenue. place until 6:00 a.m. this does have the potential to back up all the way to the george washington bridge, which is a minor delay. lincoln and holland doing okay and taking a look at the belt parkway eastbound right near exit 6, you do have an accident as you go eastbound on the belt parkway. the bridge remains closed because of equipment problems. but the gothels bridge will remain open. traffic hold, but that will
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ridgeway road and union road. all lanes are closed down in that area. and our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and michelle, over to you. >> thanks, heather. still ahead on this tuesday morning, a big celebration in lower manhattan where a huge retail center will open up for the first time in more than a
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5:26. on the money this morning, asian stocks are down. >> japan fell more than 1.5%. hong kong also edged down. on wall street, stocks opened dow starts the day at 18,636. futures point to a lower open. >> overnight, google launches its ad to face time. >> here is candace gibson. >> kicking off today's bytes. >> a video feature calling duo. it allows the recipient to see the person calling them before accepting and turning on the
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unveil three new ipadenings. >> the rollout will begin a new screen size, an ipad pro inbetween the two sizes. and check out the stunning corn maze designed for video game lovers. >> the massive 8-acre maze, which features some of your characters is located at a farm in new york. 10,000 visitors are expected to visit the farm this year. to get lost in it. >> those are your tech bytes. >> oh my gosh. >> after nearly a 15 year absence, retail shopping returns to the world trade center today. >> work crews have been busy putting the final touches. the stores will open in the transit hub as well as the holes that connect the entire complex. the lower levels of the world trade center included a
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water proof feature of the iphone in production. >> the company -- used for under water photography. apple may have potential plans for waterproof or water resistant gadgets. ensure scenes taken under water could stay vivid and maintain a blue water hue. apple is expected to announce the iphone 7 in september. >> it's 5:28. coming up in our next half hour, an intense and fast moving fire have a live report with an update on the investigation. >> and meteorologist, bill evans returns with the exclusive accuweather forecast. don't leave home without your rain gear. stay with us. i had that dream again -- that i was on the icelandic game show. and everyone knows me for discounts, like safe driver and paperless billing. but nobody knows the box behind the discounts. oh, it's like my father always told me --
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figure out what sparked the flames that left two people dead. >> and the suspect police say caught on camera killing an imam and an associate is set to appear in court. we are live with the charges he faces this morning. and do not leave home without your umbrella. in addition to the heat and humidity, storms are on the way. good morning,. >> today is tuesday, august 16. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away with weather traffic. here is bill evans. >> humidity is high, feels like 82 to 85 already to start the day. it's 77. from long branch to tom's river, it is 76. 76 long island. numbers 10 degrees warmer than normal. heat advisory until 10:00 tonight. a couple sprinkles in western suffolk county, but the main branch of rain is to our west. severe storms today for the area. getting going after lunchtime
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until sunset this evening. heavy downpours of rain, gusty winds, that good old summer- time thunderstorm stuff will be around. take an umbrella. breezy and cooler for tomorrow. we'll talk about that next. weather, then heather, what's going on? >> we have metro north, new jersey doing just fine. if that's the way you want to go, no major troubles. we are also looking at the truck lane fire extinguished. cleanup activity is established. on the expressway, eastbound side, webster avenue getting into the sharitan. two lanes are closed down. this is going to be in place until 6:00 a.m. this could back up to the george washington bridge. at this point, it's not. so you have a minor delay, george washington bridge, holland, doing just fine. no major issues to report. bell parkway is an accident
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is still closed down both ways because of equipment problems. the gothels bridge will reopen. we have alternate side of the parking rules in effect. >> developing this morning, two men killed in a fire overnight. >> flames tore through a home down the jersey shore. a.j. ross is live on the scene in belmar. a.j., good morning. >> reporter: police remain on scene at this hour and this investigation into what caused this blaze continues. sadly, two men lost their lives over night, who couldn't get out of this home on 14th avenue. i want to show you video sent to us by a viewer, according to investigators, the fire broke out around 9:45 last night and flames quickly spread throughout the home. several fire departments, including belmar, avon, spring lake, wahl, and neptune responded to the blaze.
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in time. firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading, but what started this deadly fire remains under investigation. belmar mayor called the fire tragic and a tweet posted hours ago, and again, they aren't releasing much information as far as the victims because they want to make sure that family members are notified first. back here on scene, you can see just the charred remains. they really show just how intense this blaze was. again, two men, unfortunately, overnight as we get more information. you will be the first to know. i'm a.j. ross, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 5:33. new video overnight of a truck fire that is still causing traffic issues in the southbound lanes of the new jersey turnpike. the cell phone video was shot by the person you just saw. a.j. ross showing flames shooting out of the trailer in lyndon shortly after 3:00 this morning. the driver did get out safely, fortunately. crews are trying to clear the
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man suspected of gunning down an imam. charged with murder. today, he makes his first court appearance. diana rocco is live. diana. >> michelle, good morning. as police continue to search for a motive this morning, 35- year-old, oscar morell will see a judge later today here in queens. he is being arraigned on two counts of first-degree murder. morell is now charged with friend. he was held yesterday after police took him into custody outside his brooklyn home. a search turned up what is believed to be the murder weapon and clothes. imam and his assistant were killed as they left afternoon prayer in ozone park on saturday. surveillance video shows morell shooting them in the back of
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later, hitting a man on a bicycle who called police with a plate number. that's what led them to morell's east new york home. >> we can't explain why this person was there. he was there just prior to that. we have him on video. 8 minutes prior to the homicide. we'll pullet those facts together. >> morell is also charged with criminal weapons possession. he will be arraigned here this morning. i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. 5:35. new york city agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a wrongful death claim. girly was in the pink houses in brooklyn back in november of 2014. that settlement will include a $25,000 payment, $400,000 from the new york city housing authority and $4.1 million from
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reported missing over the weekend. 48-year-old, andrew weiss left friday night, but he never arrived. he was reported missing saturday when his damaged boat was recovered. police believe it was in some sort of accident. weiss' body was pulled from the water yesterday in the great south bay. >> happening today, the former middle schoolteacher accused of bringing a loaded gun into school will be in court. jason adams will make his case. in april with carrying a loaded 45 caliber pistol into school. the program could lead to having those charges expunged. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. let's take a look outside. we have a good visibility. but today, the humidity is the big factor. it will really bring in the warmer temperatures that make it feel like 95 to 100.
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thunderstorms get firinglunchtime today. heavy downpours of rain, gusty winds, frequent lightning. and through the first part of tonight. if u you're about to head out the door. allow for extra time. not only on the roadways, but weather and traffic together every seven minutes. have. >> this is the bqe near the brooklyn bridge. as you this spot. let's talk to you about what is happening here. right near the avenue, an accident, and it's affecting truck routes 1 and 9 in both directions. mass transit is doing great. it's a good idea to save you from some headaches later this afternoon. and then we also had this problem going on in the new jersey turnpike truck lane south of exit 13. earlier tractor trailer fire, extinguished, but there's cleanup activity still in
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completely reopened, but the gothels bridge. may nor delays, george, lincoln, and holland. no issues to report. we're going to keep our eye on the george washington bridge. we have this con instruction eastbound. from webster avenue getting into the share tan. two lanes closed down that is expected to be reopened. hopefully, they will reopen we are also looking at highway 6. that accident has been cleared from the roadway. a little delay, and we have alter mart side of the parking rules in heskt. thank you. >> las vegas is celebrating the end of an era. the last tower is reduced to rubble. check out this new video showing the implosion. it happened minutes ago, there it goes.
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standing after demolition began in june. opened more than 6 decades ago. take a live look at it now. just a little dust. think of how much money was last there. >> yeah, well yes, it was very sparkly. now, 5:39. still ahead on this tuesday morning, new protests in queens. plan to replace a hotel into a >> plus, who doesn't like getting accepted for nothing? how a popular fast food restaurant means free burgers for you. stay with us.
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dozens of people who live there took to the streets vowing to derail a plan to house the homeless at a holliday inn. the shelter is expected to open october 1 and house 110 families. there will be no children under 18 and the city promises around the clock security, supervised by the nypd. safety is their main concern. >> we don't want the homeless shelter because of the safety of our children. community board 5, there is another a mile and a half away. the neighborhood does have an obligation to house the homeless and they are committed to finding a better location. it's now official, a burst of celebrations for the olympics. jfk is blamed for that scare that paralyzed the airport for how hours. passengers panicked and they were forced to leave terminals 1 and 8 sunday night after someone called 911. officers swarmed the terminals and search the the airport, but
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shooting was found. abc news confirms, a caller confused, excitement over usain bolt's 100 meter olympic victory for gun shots. >> stop what you're doing, our favorite story of the day, right now. shake shack is going to make mouths water with the opening of 100th store. they are giving away 100 burgers at every location. the hugely successful burger joint opened its fi i marked that date on my calendar. since then, it expanded through manhattan and brooklyn. its 100th store opens at boston seaport. i'm getting weepy right now. >> i need to observe. i need to celebrate with them. bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> to the chrysler building, roseville island, all the way out to plushing bay.
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right there. the hudson river, and you can see as we look at long island. the temperature is 80 degrees. the humidity is high. the winds are west and southwest and the pressure is 30.20. that's been falling. yesterday's high was 92. normal is 83. today, we will not get to the 90s, so our heat wave will end in five dayings. looking at real feel of 95, 100 with that humidity. afternoon with the very heavy downpours, gusty winds, and the heat advisory until 10:00 at no time. today is a messy day. still going to be a lot of sunshine. murray hill, 80 degrees. 81 toward jfk. 75 coastal connecticut. the we'll keep feeding that moisture in here. slight risk of a thunderstorm
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prediction center. coming back to the west. this front warm and low, the low cuts up to the west. the frontal boundary, starting around 3:00 or 4:00. that's when our guidance, you see a good like at 6:00, 7:00 in the city. hudson river valley, and 8:00 and the night is stuffy. you see by midnight it's around 80 degrees. start tomorrow around 80 and a northwest wind coming in. so that will be a breezy, northwest wind that will feel it less humid. real feels from 100 to 85. 95 to 9 had tole's river. tom's river always a warm spot because of the land mass.
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advisory. 50, 20-mile an hour. rip current risk is high with a southwest wind. that goes the low off to new england. sunshine and storms this afternoon, 88. it's warm and tuck ski, farm, we have sun and clouds, low humidity, 87. that north bets wind will make it feel nice. maine michelle has the day off. >> i echoed those sentiments. >> i would be curious, because i'm a reporter, it's my job. i want to find out, what are you going to do? >> a lot of foolishness. >> what would you consider foolishness? >> i'll be at the pool, or you know, walking around at home goods, getting something that i'll need. >> that's not foolishness, that's boring. >> i don't think it's boring. heather, you would do that with
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celebrate a couple days late. >> michelle and i might go out to lunch on thursday. >> we'll be home for good for doggies. >> i was in home goods and i was in home goods with ruely giuliani. >> look at that. greatest store ever. >> it's crazy. let's look at this. this is how it looks as you are going on to exiting out the 15e on the new jersey turnpike, getting on and 9. what's causing that backup? let's head over to our maps. truck routes where you'll find that accident. no major issues there. and turnpike truck lanes. earlier tractor trial has been established.
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effect. >> 5:47. still ahead, a warning about a scam targeting potential renters in new jersey. how con artists are getting a way with big money. >> also, an air show crash
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crashing into the waters. it happen had had sunday afternoon. video posted shows the plane hitting the water and flipping upside down. people on the beach rushed in to help the pilot and turn that plane upright. the pilot suffered minor injuries. >> very lucky. 5:51. shoppers buying groceries got a nice sur plies. su the men started raising money for this random act of kindness. >> it was a blessing, that's exactly what i wanted to happen and it turned out perfect. >> the men are planning to do another surprise visit to a grocery store in the future. >> time now, 5:51. still ahead, two men trapped inside of a home on the jersey shore have died.
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you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. a look down the jersey shore, a nice morning in progress. got a west wind that you see coming in. clean up the beach, the board walk, and looking at a nice ride this morning on the ferry. a little southerly wind, 8 miles an hour. 78 and 79 degrees. a greet ride over here over toward port jeff. winds will continue to be out of the south and southwest today. will be a day where thunderstorms get firing up. grab an umbrella if you're heading out the door. weather and then heather, you look busy. >> this looks busy. this is the new jersey turnpike just past exit 14. as you get on to the extension, we have a disabled vehicle being cleared away. let's go over to our maps. i can also tell you truck routes 1 and 9, an accident.
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turnpike as a result of that. metro north, running on or close to schedule. new jersey turnpike, the southbound side, truck lanes near exit 13. earlier, cleanup activity plans to block two lanes there. the bridge has been reopened. traffic hold has been lifted. so you're free to move around the bridge and the gothels bridge, and so what's happening on 70. union avenue, downed wires, all lanes are closed. street cleaning rules are in effect. >> it's 5:55. mayor de blasio and others will push for washington to fund the battle against zika. meanwhile, the city's health department ordered another round to battle mosquito born illnesses. although zika has never been transmitted here. pesticide will be sprayed to
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as well as west nile virus. weather permitting, spraying will begin tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. and will continue until 6:00 a.m. thursday. it is 5:56. a new zika case in it x is the first to be linked to travel within the united states. after a person contracted the virus while visiting miami. miami neighborhood is the first place in united states where local zika transmission has occurred. while there have been more than cases in texas, no reports reported in texas. >> a master class on stopping rats. the city's rat academy will be held in the west village. corey johnson will host the event. how to keep rats out of their building mr. rodent resistant garbage cans raffled off during academy. this is the second annual rat
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on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a fire broking out. two men inside that home did not make it out alive. we're talking with neighbors about that tragedy that occurred overnight. >> a man's selfless act to save his wife from drowning. how a trip to the beach went terribly wrong. >> parts of louisiana hope for
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the jersey shore. >> murder charges filed against a brooklyn man who police say was caught on camera. the questions police still have this morning. >> and what former mayor, rudy giuliani said during a campaign stop that has some wondering whether or not he forgot about 9/11. good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. >> it is tuesday, august 16. you are never more than 7 and traffic beginning with bill evans. >> a beautiful sunrise this morning. a look over toward the throgs neck bridge. we have a pretty sunrise, 79 degrees. partly cloudy, calm wind. 81 laguardia. 76 down the jersey shore. 75 tom's river. heat advisory until 10:00 tonight. showers are starting to pop up to our west. they will get here this

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