Skip to main content

tv   Eyewitness News This Morning  ABC  August 17, 2016 4:30am-6:01am EDT

4:30 am
breaking at 4:30, three people, including a are seriously injured when a house goes up in flames. a police lieutenant to helped save lives. five months after she vanished a woman's body has been found buried in a backyard. who police are saying killed her. two weeks since the savage sexual assault and murder of a queens jogger. her parents and her community are coming together to help catch her killer. and good morning everyone
4:31 am
i'm ken rosato. wednesday august 17th. thank you very much, good to be here. >> it just means a lot of people are on vacation. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: thunderstorms overnight around the area. now the temperature 79 degrees, warm for the overnight hours and we have a wind out of the southwest here. 81 hearing, 79 jfk. 80 around islip, the numbers are warm but the winds are out is a shower in northeast warren county. that will go by and then we have a lot of wind today out of the northwest, 10, 120 miles per hour today, these are sustained winds. temperatures today will be warm. we'll be in the upper 80s but it will be a breezy day with low humidity. flooding around from last night's thunderstorms. heather is going to talk about that and problems on long island this morning. >> those thunderstorms were scarery. >> yes they were. >> reporter: let's check out
4:32 am
happening here on 17. both ways flooding in both directions, now it does not mean the road is closed down but it is closed down farther south near midland avenue. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north, all running on or close to schedule. the subways, a, d, l, m, have track work until 5:00 a.m. construction george washington bridge lincoln and holland, the lower level closed at the george. 60s we have construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken over to you. thank you very much heather. is that 432:67:89 flames erupt inside a home injuring three people, including a 5-year-old. children were being dropped out of windows in order to escape the burning little ferry home on washington street. darla miles on the scene with new reaction. good morning. >> reporter: good morning ken. the fire is out but i want to show you where firefighters are
4:33 am
look at the front of the home. you can see where the first floor is completely gutted. the front of the house is pretty much charred. but i also want to point your attention to where the firefighters are standing right now, those two cars. there are some initial reports that fire from these vehicles may have kept this family trapped inside of the home. now we also have cell phone video of this fire, where witnesses describe hearing explosions. this happened around 11:30 last night here on washington avenue little ferry. in fact a police lieutenant just happened to be driving by, heard the explosions. he says when he arrived here on the scene, there were children being lowered from the second floor to escape the flames. >> reporter: as i was passing this house, i heard a big pop, knew it was some type of explosion. not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway and the whole
4:34 am
is unconfirmed at this point how many family members live in this home but there could be up to six people injured. ken as you mentioned there is a 5-year-old being treated for burns at hackensack medical center. two women are being treated for second and third degree burns and as you can see, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. reporting live in little ferry, darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. also developing this morning police are still on the scene in new jersey where the body of a missing was found buried in a backyard. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in long branch with the latest on this investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after missing for five months this is not the outcome rita julius's family have been waiting for. two people are under arrest.
4:35 am
who does live in this moment. julius went missing on march 8th when a friend dropped her off at the long branch train station. she was found last night. circumstances surrounding her disappearance and murder are unclear this morning but police did spend the night focusing their efforts on harris' backyard. harris and sweeney are now charged with first degree murder, desecration of human remains and tampering with physical evidence. julius had just recovered from being shot eight times while sitting in a car in the front in november in linden, new jersey when she disappeared. julius did leave behind two teenage children. an autopsy is scheduled later this morning. police hope that will give them the cause of death here. live in long branch, new jersey diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you so much. major break in a missing persons case in think in think in. also police arrested two
4:36 am
year-old rita julius who vanished last march. her remains were found last night. 33-year-old jennifer sweeney and 32-year-old andre falls are charged with murder, desecration of human remains and tampering with physical evidence. also developing this morning, a big campaign shake up for donald trump. we have learned that trump is bringing in steven bannon as his campaign ceo. dealing with falling poll numbers and the shake up comes just 82 days before election days. more on this developing story ahead at 5:00 this morning. 4:36. this morning we are hearing from the bicyclist who was hit by the man who kill an imam in queens. a gun found in barrel's home is a ballistic match used to killed the imam.
4:37 am
were murdered police say he hit david al sha mere. the driver yelled curses at him and he believes he was targeted. >> when i saw his face i realized this person is totally abnormal, he is totally lost his control. >> reporter: police have still motive behind more el actions. hundreds showed up in howard beach last night to keep the attention on find's vetrano's killer. vetrano was strangled and sexually assaulted during an evening run. many says they won't find peace until the killer is caught. >> if you have any idea or
4:38 am
>> the reward has topped $245,000. her parents are hoping that high amount will persuade witnesses to come forward. developing out west a monstrous wildfire raging outside of los angeles forcing 80,000 people from their homes. the fire started as a small patch of flames in interest san bernardino county but quickly exploded into a 28-mile square blaze. two firefighters were bottling the fire with -- battling the fire with flames shooting up to 100 feet high you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with bill evans and the accu- weather forecast. >> reporter: good morning. here we go. we take a look at manhattan from our camera here at 4 times square looking south. good visibility here, it is bouncing around a little bit this morning. here's our camera looking over
4:39 am
you see it is kind of bouncing around here. that is our camera astoria looking toward the moon. hazy, a few more clouds around. 79 degrees is warm for the overnight hours. there is a shower cutting up through northern bergen county here across rockland. these are dying down and kind of going south with this front and more in the way of this breezy high pressure ridge afternoon 86, 87 degrees. probably hitting 7989 -- hitting 89. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. weather then heather. >> reporter: you can see the sag coast parkway near the southern coast parkway, traffic doing fine but a little bit of following out there. we have construction on route 17 and that construction is as you get into the area of
4:40 am
lane is getting by at there point, actually they have a complete traffic halt at this time. looks like hopefully they may be clearing up that construction. let's go over it our maps. route 17 north from century road into midland avenue all lanes are closed down. route 17 both ways you have the flooding going on and mass transit is doing okay. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. tony, ken, over to you. thank you heather. 4:40. still ahead on eyit engulfed in flames on a long island dock. the incredible video coming up next. a gruesome scene in florida. wait until you hear what an attacker was doing to his
4:41 am
hello! it's our new intern, bart's first week here at td bank, he's a robot from one of those other banks. we're training him to bank human. i am banking assistance & registration technology. wait, wait, wait. but you can call me, banking assistance & registration technology. hi amy. thank you. thank you. that is not protocol manager jenna. that's ok bart, it is here. at td bank we do things differently, like having the longest hours of any bank. don't just bank.
4:42 am
we could brag about what's in new light & fit yogurt. but we'd rather talk about what's not in it. like no artificial colors or preservative ingredients. and with 70 calories... maybe we're kind of bragging?
4:43 am
five both went up in flames in suffolk counsel did i. firefighters battled that fire at the dock as other boat owners tried to save their own vessels. the police marine bureau were called in. it is not clear what sparked the fires but thankfully no one was hurt. new york's attorney general targeting internet sales in the fight against against the company legal herbal bud.com. the wisconsin department of justice said it is not prepared to releasefully of the body camera video showing the deadly police involved shooting that sparked violent protest in milwaukee. 23-year-old smith was shot and killed by police saturday night when investigators say he pointed a gun at officers.
4:44 am
wearing a body camera. milwaukee's mayor says he believes the video should be released but the justice department says it will not release the video until the investigation is complete. 4:44. a lesson on rats. the city's health department is educating new yorkers on row dents at a rat academy. the department, along with the office of councilman corey johnson, in the westville ladies and gentlemen last night. experts were on hand to teach >> everybody has a role in pest control. what this funding has done, for us, is allow us to bring together elected officials and community boards and other agencies. >> the rat academies was free. 30 of the participants won a raffle for rodent-resistant garbage cans. >> rats got together to hold a human academy.
4:45 am
us. >> they came gave away human- resistant garbage cans. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: bill you want one of those garbage cans? >> no. let's look at midtown manhattan. a few clouds around as we look across. the 5th street area, fifth avenue. we have a few clouds streaming south and east here. here on the upper west side streets are dr downpours of rain and lightning last night. temperature 79 degrees, the humidity 77%. that will drop today with a wind out of the southwest that is going to go northwest. yesterday's high was 87. normal is 83 and since midnight a lung of an inch of rain. a quarter to a half inch of rain over much of the area. now we have a big old breeze today that will make you feel comfortable. it will be less humid today and
4:46 am
humidity. i shall explain. 77 at sunset park to garrison. 76 white plains. 81 toward bridgeport. there is a west wind now kind of turns to the west and west here, eventually north west today. some of the gusts have been cranking up a little bit this morning. toward white plains and monticello. here's the front we are talking about sagging south and east, off the humidity, with the northwest wind the humidity drops. boating today is a mess. like a dumpster fire out there this morning. west winds, at 15 to 25 knots, that is about a 28 miles per hour wind, gusts to 35 miles per hour, so small craft advisory in effect. waves will die down during the day, small craft need to stay in port. the rip current risk is high
4:47 am
swells at the beach. warm, breezy, 89 feels good today. tonight is cloudy, a couple of showers around central years jersey. here's your -- jersey. here's your accu-weather forecast. the heat and humidity return for friday saturday and sunday but the weekend is dry, warm and humid. a front comes through on monday at tuesday. sunny, 81, cooler than normal. >> reporter: what? >> heather just passed out. >> i almost passed out are. >> out. >> and the humidity is lower too. >> almost like a forerunner of fall. >> no. just a break in the heat. >> 81. after having 97 degrees, 81 is fall for me. >> feels so good.
4:48 am
going to use mass transit at this point everything running on or close to schedule. 7 trains track work between 34th street and queensboro plaza. same situation with your a, d, l, and m. track work until 5:00 a.m. and looking at route 17, which is a mess. so as you go both ways near all lanes closing down on the northbound side, just fine at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland, but you will find construction at all three of our hudson river crossings. inbound lower level george washington bridge closed down at this point. fdr drive both ways between the 90s and the 60s you have construction so all lanes are closed down both ways. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. heather thank you.
4:49 am
police questioning a 19-year-old college student at florida. austin har after after vagilia tacked michelle and john stevens outside their home. both were stabbed and the suspect get this, bit stevens's face off. a neighbor jeff fisher ran over to help but was stabbed five time. when deputies arrived it took a taser, a k-9 and several officers to stop the attack. >> obviously we don't know what mental health issues that are going to have to be investigated here. earlier in the night ha after stormed out of dinner with his parents. the teen may have been on hallucinogenic drugs. an investigation has been launched into video posted on social media showing an officer holding a woman up against a car. the twitter video was posted earlier this week and appears to show a black woman, will
4:50 am
up against a patrol car. the department says it is investigating the incident internally, it did not give details on what led to the confrontation. the late gay rights activist and politician harvey milk is being honored. the uss milk was unveiled. he was an ensin. the tanker will be part of a new fleet being built in california. harvey milk wa one of the first hopefully gay officials in california in 1977 and was assassinated a year later. before running for office milk hid his sexual orientation in order toen list in the navy. some people may go bananas because the popular yellow fruit could be extinct within the next three years. >> what? >> bananas are under threat from a new and deadly fungus.
4:51 am
global banana yield by 40%, meaning it could kill all bananas within the next decade. >> i grow them at my house in florida. i will put a big glass jar around the tree to protect them. >> i can't imagine that. >> life without bananas? why live. 4:51. a new warning for parents. why experts say you should be very selective when it comes to the baby strollers you buy. a college student crashes next
4:52 am
4:53 am
td bank's new intern, bart, is one of those robots from an other bank, we're training him to bank human. uh-uh, bart? why are you winding the clock back? the clock is fine. our live customer service is available all night, and all day for that matter. he's learning. at td bank we do things differently, like live customer service 24/7. bart: hello? hello!
4:54 am
two children are lawyer every hour with stroller injuries every year. new york city is pushing for emergency money for fight the zika virus. 49 pregnant women have testified positive for the
4:55 am
born with microcephaly. the city has committed money now health officials across country are calling on congress to approve $1.9 billion in emergency money. crews will spray for mosquitoes in queens and manhattan tonight. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive acu weather forecast. >> reporter: a big change today. first off we start off with a little visibility here, from as out of the southwest turning northwest during the day today. temperatures are warm and there is a shower right now, cutting across morristown to new city in rockland county. these temperatures have been mostly in the upper 70s for nor 80. today that shower goes away. clouds break up, sun comes out, we get to 80 by 11:00, got a northwest wind today which will drop the humidity and make you feel more comfortable even though we hit 89 degrees. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic.
4:56 am
route 17 already. >> reporter: a look at route 17, a live picture. we still have construction barriers set upright over here. we'll head over to our maps. 17 getting into midland avenue that construction, looks like they are starting to get that cleared away. we will keep our eye on that. 17 both ways, you have flooding ongoing, one lane is closed down both directions. use long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north, fine. 7 trains track worth between 34th street jeans andboro plaza should be killed by 5:00 a.m. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. heather thank you very much. this morning we are getting a look at an adorable sea creature spotted off the coast of california. >> you have to dive nearly 3000 feet below the surface. the squid was spotted by
4:57 am
>> oh my gosh. >> it looks like a cross between a squid and octopus. >> it looks like barney a little bit. the dinosaur, kind of. at least the head. >> floured and deep fried i can picture that. i can see the facebook messages now. ken rosato. we have breaking news in new jersey. a child and two women are injured after a fast moving fire destroyed a home in the heroic moves that saved some lives. and the injuries to children in connecticut that forced an amusement park to close today. and we are going to get a break from the heat and humidity ahead today. thank you meteorologist bill evans. he has the exclusive accu- weather forecast, he says cooler, 89 degrees still cooler than 97. >> it is. >> and a little change he says by the weekend. channel 7 eyewitness news this
4:58 am
your daughter wants to stay organic. your husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients. you want to stay free from artificial preservatives. and your debit card wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with small victories like
4:59 am
ll for less. only at my stop & shop.
5:00 am
breaking at 5:00 a.m. a po right place at the right time when a home burst into flames. we are live with the quick work that got victims to safety. the search is on for a hijacked oil tanker. and we are closely following big changes in the trump campaign today. good morning i'm ken rosato. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with meteorologist
5:01 am
>> reporter: this mortgage looking from the george washington bridge across, 77 degrees as your 5:00 a.m. temperature. a west to northwest wind coming in, 76 now toward newark. 80 around bridgeport. shower coming up around 287 and the thru-way that will keep sliding eastward. sun breaks out today. 89 with a northwest wind this afternoon, which will feel more comfortable. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and tr out there heather? >> reporter: we have a water main break in hoboken. i feel like i say that often. first street closed between harrison and patterson avenue. we are also looking at route 17, they are clearing that construction north. century road to midland avenue and route 17 both ways you have ongoing flooding. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north doing just fine. we had this earlier track work on the 7 trains between 34th
5:02 am
that should be cleared away by now. same situation with the a, d, l, and m. looking at our web cam, showing you how things are looking as you travel through route 17. you can still see the left lane is closed down and we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. quick thinking quick moves jersey when an intense fire tore through a home. darla miles is live at the scene for us this morning. good morning darla. >> reporter: good morning. i'm going to tell you this fire was a block away from the station house. that is why the fire department was able to respond so quickly. i want you to see the damage that was done to this house, that gives you an indication of how intense this fire was. we also have video of the
5:03 am
a neighbor here, who also reports hearing explosions on washington avenue around 11:30 last night here in little ferry. in fact a police lieutenant also heard that explosion. he was in the neighborhood at the time and when he drove by the house it was fully engulfed in flames and the people inside were des sprattly trying to get out. -- desperately trying to get out. >> started breaking out windows out. pulled several people out of the building. >> reporter: take a live look at the house again. you can still see where the fire department are hitting hot spots. i want to point your attention two cars in the driveway. there are initial reports that the explosions from the cars and flames from those vehicles may have prevented the family from getting out.
5:04 am
could be up to six people injured. it is unconfirmed at this point how many people were inside of the home at the time. we can say a 5-year-old and two women were taken to hackensack university medical center and treated for burns. darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. >> darla, thank you. breaking news. malaysian authorities are searching for an oil tanker hijacked. canker, carrying nearly $400,000 worth of diesel fuel, the fate of the crew unclear at this hour. indonesian officials have joined in on the search. developing in new jersey this morning the remains of a missing mother have been found in long branch. 42-year-old rita julius was last seen at a train station back in march. investigators located her remains and arrested 33-year- old jennifer sweeney and 32- year-old andre falls.
5:05 am
j2 global the area where julius's body was found. 13-year-old daniel fitzpatrick committed suicide in the attic of his home last week. his family found a note that read quiet i give up. the wake was held earlier this week. his family says he was bullied catholic academy. the brooklyn diocese denies reports daniel was bullied. at ocean beach park in new london on the ride the scrambler, as children were getting off the operator reached for a power switch sending a jolt of electricity through him and the kids. they were all taken to the hospital and are all expected to be okay. the ride is getting checked outside. developing this morning, donald trump is shaking up his campaign with 82 days before
5:06 am
meeting this morning to go over new roles after adding steven bannon as campaign ceo and naming kelley ann conway as trump's new campaign manager. the republican candidate will attend a security briefing in new york. governor christie will accompany trump toed's meeting. all this after a rally in wisconsin where, after meeting with law enforcement officials he accused hillary clinton of being against police and pandering for african-american votes. the bigotry of hillary clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, that is all telecare about, not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. >> clinton's campaign released a statement early this morning saying trump's strategic i didn't is to accuse the democratic candidate of what is true of himself. clinton is vowing to distance herself from her rival and to
5:07 am
just absolutely bewilders me when i hear donald trump try to talk about national security. when he often says hurts us. it sends the wrong message. >> new poll numbers showing clinton leading in some key states where her super pac will pull ads in the coming weeks. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. coming up on 5:07. we have 77 degrees as we look south from our came times square. here's our camera in brooklyn looking at bowling green, wall street, and toward the battery. looking at temperatures that are warm for these overnight hours, 77 degrees, but we have a west to southwest wind right now going northwest and that will knock the humidity out. there is through bergen county right across 287. this front sags south and high pressure builds in. this gets you out the door. you'll notice the breeze
5:08 am
northwest 10 to 20 today. in the mid-80s by lunch time today. 87 to 89 with sunshine and with the wind, it will feel good. the heat and humidity makes a comeback. we'll talk about that in the weekend forecast coming up next. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. i see johnny law and the blue light boys out there heather. >> reporter: that's right. this is construction clearing, route 17. they are trying to get this at this point. looks like they have almost, maybe they are holding the traffic there but i guess they are just monitoring the situation. we'll go over to our maps. route 17 north, century road, and you have flooding blocking at least one lane from both directions. hoboken, first street closed between harrison street and patterson avenue. that is a water main break and we do have our mass transit doing okay and alternate side of the street parking rules are
5:09 am
thank you very much heather. >> 5:08. still ahead some folks not so good. >> hear from a crash victim robbed in queens, desperate to find the thieves. and making history in rio. the routine that sent team usa fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out?
5:10 am
tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. i'm robert de niro and new york is my home. it's the best place to visit in the world and now it's the easiest, because now there are new tourism guides on the road, and on your phone that make it easier to find the places you love. find great dining, amazing history, and world-class entertainment, no matter where you are.
5:11 am
a college student who spent the day volunteering flipped his car over after he fell asleep behind the wheel in astoria saturday morning. two men heard his cries and helped him out of the car. but after they lent him a hand they grand the student's
5:12 am
got out of the car i couldn't see anything, because i don't have my glasses. i'm like what's going on? am i here? the men are following me saying you know what? run i don't want i'm in the going to run my stuff is here. >> the student says the men took his laptop, his jewelry, his cell phone, all of that about $2000 worth of material. he is upset but happy to be of u.s. gymnastics and track and field bring home more medal. 28 is the number for team usa with 28 in each category for 84 in total. battle on the beach, jennings and ross taking on the world champion brilliant team in the semi-finals. sadly the americans couldn't pull off the wins. the u.s. will now play for bronze against the other
5:13 am
she did it. simone biles wins four gold medals in a singal game. and the usa men's gymnastics team, scoring two silver medals on the parallel bars and the high bar. sam missed a medal by fractions of a poi landing in fourth. and the american women added in the 1500-meters, jennifer simpson surging at the end for the bronze. she is the first u.s. woman ever to medal in this event. >> awesome. bill evans joins us now with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: looking done the east river great weather here, all the way down to 1 world trade. that is the chrysler building here. got a lot of wind out here too. a dew point that is still up
5:14 am
the temperature. humidity 82%. a calm wind, winds southwest 7 to 13 miles per hour over much of the area, gusts to 20. 80 in brookhaven. 79 smith town. 80 in norwalk. you'll notice the breeze that will make you feel better. so you see a southwest wind here, 14 miles per hour around flushing, and 1 up toward monticello .10 miles per hour around the park. i don't know why they reporting calm. the polar bears are messing with the meters there. they gauge that at central park. today we are looking at thunderstorms that develop this evening pro from ocean county to atlantic county toward cape may. that will be deceiving, if a good gusty storm. a rainshower is cutting right across the 684 to 287 here and it moved across the thru-way.
5:15 am
lined that. even though this afternoon 87 to 89, we have a lot of sunshine, a northwest wind that will keep the air moving. see that thunderstorm going by tonight? that is going to be central southern jersey so heather, be ready for that over there. she got rocked out of bed last night because of thunderstorms and lightning last night. going to happen again tonight from about new brunswick, morris county southward with that line. 87. we'll be looking at the humidity returning for the weekend. small craft advisory. winds, 15, 25 knots, a fisherman that's getting up this morning, waves 3 to 5 in the atlantic right now. 1 to 2 in the sound. the water temperature 79 degrees. the rip current risk for swells 2 to 5. high at the beaches. going to be dying down later
5:16 am
around central southern jersey tonight. tomorrow sun and clouds, a little more humid with a high of 88 degrees here's your accu- weather 7-day forecast. your weekend is back to the heat and humidity. 90 on friday, close to ninety saturday. sunday 86. we could be looking at a scattered shower or thunderstorm sunday night into monday. monday a front goes by and after those humid storms on monday, next week is a break in the action. 81, temperatures cooler than normal and the humidity be lower too. every weekend is a great weekend for a trip to the jersey shore. >> i have to put in a date for the jersey shore when i'm here. >> it is the >> there you go. all right what exit? >> reporter: right over here, talk about our transit.
5:17 am
subways all doing just fine. great day for a trip on a ferry, the ferries are doing okay. we are also looking at route 17 south midland avenue to century road, we still have that construction. route 17 both ways, we had that earlier flooding. the flooding as subsided. first street is closed between harrison street and patterson avenue, that is a water main break in hoboken. street cleaning rules in effect today. tony and ken, over to you. thank you heather. still ahead on eyewitness what not to do when confronted by a carjacker.
5:18 am
is she after our liquid gold? oh, she better not be. our claim runs straight down to the glut'n free stuffin'. n. there's gold in them thar shells.
5:19 am
[ cellphone vibrates ] [ cellphone vibrates ] [ cellphone vibrates ] [ cellphone vibrates ] [ cellphone vibrates ] [ bell rings ] buy online. ready in an hour. weren't you just...? got it.
5:20 am
5:20. caught on camera. terrifying ordeal for a man who tried to stop a carjacker. the victim left his vehicle mailbox. he got his hand stuck while the crook started to speed away. the victim was dragged several blocks. >> don't try to stop somebody stealing your car, you are going to end up getting hurt. >> i was petrified. petrified that he could have been hurt, he could have been ran over. >> the car was found abandoned and trashed. police hope the surveillance video will lead to an arrest. crews are searching for more victims of the deadly and devastating flooding happening
5:21 am
water is receding in some communities, it is still rising in others. in total, 11 people have been killed and 40,000 homes have been damaged in the flooding. some homeowners are being aloud back into their communities to look at the damage, but the governor is imposing a curfew in areas where there have been reports of looting. tail lower swift is using her star power to help those devastated by flooding in louisiana. the pop star donating $1 million to help with relief she felt completely at home in the state when she kicked off her world tour from there last year. swift is heartbroken at how many have been forced out of their homes. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. 52:12. i'm meteorologist bill evans. -- 5:21. i'm meteorologist bill evans. they are cleaning the beach at asbury park to point pleasant. a shower headed toward
5:22 am
the overnight hours, 77, 76 degrees here. winds have gone southwest to west, although the humidity is starting out high from 87 to 91%. those were dropped today. even though it is going to be a warm day, lowlights 80s by lunch time. upper 80s today. you're never more than 7 there's heather o'rourke. >> reporter: south midland avenue into century road, they are still out there. the left lane remains closed down. flooding on 17 has subsided so we have good news there. hoboken first street closed between harrison and patterson avenue because of a water main break. if you live on the south end of hoboken water pressure may be
5:23 am
crossbronx expressway. eastbound side webster avenue into the sheridan two lanes are closed down. construction. street cleaning rules are in effect today. over to you. thank you very much. it is 5:23. out west raging flames destroying buildings and forcing tens of thousands of people out of their homes near los angeles. also ahead a big insurance company's ? ? ? isaac hou has mastered gravity defying moves to amaze his audience.
5:24 am
now he's added a new routine. making depositing a check seem so effortless. easy to use chase technology, for whatever you're trying to master. isaac, are you ready? yeah. chase. so you can. since 1961, pearle vision has been providing expert eye care. today, we make caring for your eyes even easier. right now, buy one pair of glasses, and get another pair free. this is genuine eye care in your neighborhood.
5:25 am
5:26 am
on the money this morning the asian stocks are mixed. >> japan is up nearly a percent. percent. wall street stars down. futures are pointing to a lower open. and days before it gets released samsung galaxy note 7 getting rave reviews from the experts. >> samsung's new smartphone appears to be a hit. >> joanna stern calls the galaxy 7 the best android phone she has ever tested. >> it pose a's note worthy challenge to the iphone.
5:27 am
roll- out a fleet of self-driving cars in five years. >> the automaker wants to mass produce the driverless cars for a ride hailing service. the goal is to eliminate the steering wheel and pedals. using technology to promote fitness and a fast food giant is giving away colorful activity trackers in its happy meals in the next few weeks. mcdonalds says it is part of an effort to get active. have a great day. aetna has announced it will pull back from some plans covered by the affordable healthcare act. >> this will end coverage in 11 of the 15 states. this comes after the company reported losing more than $400 million in its individual healthcare policies since january of 2014. apple's newest store in new york city features the company's most abstract design
5:28 am
eye catching world trade center transportation hub. the celebration of its stores opening yesterday, it features the late nest apple technology along with seating areas known as the forum where people can test out new products. several people, including a child, injured after an intense fire tore through a home overnight. hear reaction from a neighbor sweltering sweltering heat and humidity we get a bit listerine? kills 99% of bad breath germs. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine?. as do listerine? users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act.
5:29 am
feast your eyes on the thin-mazing, thin-tastical new chips ahoy! thins! then, feast your mouth on their crisp-tacular chocolate-chipped-ness! it's no trick - we put an exclamation point on thin and presto-chip-o, now it's thin-credible!
5:30 am
today is wednesday august 17th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. on this hum p day. begin withing meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive >> reporter: 77 degrees, rather comfortable. a wind out of the southwest here. with the wind we are looking at humidity that will dropoff today. wind is less than 4. long branch, 77. warm numbers, but with the wind out of the northwest today that will knock out that humidity, keeps the air moving, feels pretty good. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. how is it going out there heather? >> reporter: right on to route 80 you can see this little blip on the map.
5:31 am
reports of an accident 80 westbound right near 56th and patterson. route 17 southbound we still have construction. you can see the line of red traffic right there getting into the construction area. route 17 both ways, that earlier flooding has subsided. looking at hoboken first street closed between harrison and patterson. a water main break being taken care of. crossbronx eastbound webster construction, two lanes are closed down. mass transit doing okay and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. ken over to you. heather thank you. we just received new information on eye breaking story in new jersey. six people have been injured from a house fire, including a 5-year-old girl. eyewitness news reporter darla miles live with new reaction from a neighbor. darla, good morning, good morning again ken. one neighbor said they all
5:32 am
was fully engulfed in flames. we have seen firefighters inside, hitting those hot obviously to make sure this does not kickback up. i want to point your attention to the garage. you can see they are in there turning over hot spots, but there are also initial reports that this may have been where the fire originated, or the cars caught fire, which may have trapped the family inside of the home. we also have cell phone video of the flames at the time of this fire, when witnesses heard those explosions last night here on washington avenue and little ferry. in fact, a police lieutenant happened to be driving in the neighborhood and he also heard the explosions about came over to help rescue the family from the home. witnesses say there were kids jumping from the window, from the second story window to escape the flames. >> yeah it was like one explosion in the garage and within 10 minutes the house was up in flames. i have seen like three people
5:33 am
a big pop, there was some type of explosion. not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway and the whole house was engulfed in flames. >> reporter: as you mentioned, ken, again a 5-year-old girl is being treated. we also know two women were injured in this fire. up to six people have been injured, at this point. we know one person may have been airlifted to the burn center at st. barnabus and livingston. burns. at this point the cause of this fire is still under investigation. darla miles channel 7 eyewitness news. in new jersey a body has been found, believed to be a woman who has been missing for months. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco has the latest on this from long branch. >> reporter: good morning. this is not the outcome rita julius's family has been hoping
5:34 am
body was found here. julius went missing on march 8th when a friend dropped her off at the long branch station. she was found last night. circumstances surrounding her disappearance and murder are still unclear, but two people are under arrest this morning, 33-year-old jennifer sweeney and 32-year-old andre harris of long branch, who lives at this home. harris and sweeney are charged with first degree murder. julius had just recovered from being shot eight times while sitting in a car in front of her house back in november in linden, new jersey when she disappeared. an autopsy is scheduled for late they are morning. live in long branch, new jersey this morning diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. diana thank you. 5:34. this morning we are hearing from the bicyclist who police say was hit by the man who
5:35 am
oscar more el is being held. it was just minutes after the men were murdered that police say moreel hit the man. >> when i saw his face, a couple of seconds, but i realized this person is totally he is totally lost his control. >> police have not determined a motive. a community in queens is refusing to give up in their search for answers two weeks after the murder of karina vetrano. hundreds of people showed up for a march in howard beach last night to keep at tension on finding vetrano's killer. vetrano was strangled and sexually assaulted during an evening run on august 2nd. many people are saying the
5:36 am
peace until the man responsible is caught. >> if you have any idea or thought who it might be, you are equally as guilty of harboring him. >> the reward to find vet vaughn know's killer has -- vetrano's killer has stopped $1,245,000. developing out west, a wildfire raging outside los angeles forcing 80,000 people out of their home. it started as a small pa san bernardino county but quickly explode intoed a 28- mile square blaze. two firefighters have been hurt, flames shooting up to 100 feet high have destroyed several homes and an historic diner in the area. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here we go we are looking from our camera midtown around times square looking south.
5:37 am
morning that are warmer than normal. 77 degrees, as we get going today, 82 at noon time, 87 by 4:00. but look at the wind, out of the northwest today so that is going to feel pretty good. all kinds of problems heather has this morning. not her so much, but the traffic is a problem this morning. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here you go, this is route 80, the accident we you can see a lot of police activity on the scene as a result and only two lanes are open. right over to our maps i just tweeted this out, route eighty westbound near exit 56 which is squirrel wood road where the accident is being cleared away. two lanes are blocked off, that includes your shoulder. only two lines are getting by and that is on the westbound side. looking at what is happening
5:38 am
17 southbound midland avenue is causing a little bit of a delay on to 17 southbound. hoboken first street closed harrison to patterson avenue from a water main break. somebody already telling me the water pressure is low. if you live on the south end of hoboken, even up by 14th street he is feeling lowered water pressure there. and the crossbronx expressway eastbound webster not causing delays back to the george washington bridge but that is what we fear every time we hear about crossbronx construction. mass transsit doing okay and street cleaning rules in effect. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a new lawsuit, filed in new york city in the battle against synthetic
5:39 am
5:40 am
5:41 am
a young man is charged with shooting and killing his roommate, 18-year-old telephone smith will be will -- 18-year- old smith will be arraigned. woolridge and smith were both listed as residents of the home. general is targeting internet sales in the fight against synthetic marijuana. it has filed a lawsuit against the online company legal herbal bud.com. undercover agents ordered k2 from that website and found it was branded with names and images to attract young buyers. it is still unclear what sparked a fire that destroyed five boats in suffolk county.
5:42 am
save their vessels. the u.s. coast guard and the suffolk county police marine bureau were called out to put out the flames. no one was hurt. we are starting out with low humidity and warm temperatures here. this is thunder road toward newark airport. haze out there this morning, 77 degrees. 80% the humidity. the humidity is up there, but that will drop today with the weekend out of the southwest at 6 to 17 miles per hour. was 87. normal is 83 and we are going to be looking at a pretty sunrise coming up at 6:08. big breeze makes it feel more comfortable. less humid today, numbers are warmer than normal. we are 6, 7 days away from real relief from the heat and humidity. uv index today at 9, half hour will get you a sunburn. right across white plains 80, winds are out of the southwest, they'll turn west and then
5:43 am
from 17 to 23 miles per hour. from the park over toward jfk. little hour here, cutting across to the merit parkway here over 684 and along 95 in the nutmeg state and back to our west, we have showers sagging south with this high pressure ridge that will come in and give us a northwest wind. this afternoon in the upper 80s, the humidity will be low. tonight watch this heather, coming from the west will come by, so 2:00 a.m. heather when you are waking up to come to work at this fine news broadcast, rain here, down the jersey shore here, a thunderstorm. but it goes by quick. gone by in about an hour or so and that will slide by. off to the races tomorrow, to some more warm weather, maybe more humidity. boating forecast dangerous out there this morning, small craft advisory. 25 knot wind, 28 miles per
5:44 am
right now waves 3 to 5 feet. the risk is high for rip opportunities at the beaches with that swell. less humid today but warm, 89. to want there is showers in central jersey, sunshine and clouds humid tomorrow night. picks up a little bit, it is 88. warmer than normal. friday is hot and humid. saturday is warm and humid at 89, near 90 there. so this heat and humidity lasts through the weekend. humid, and then we have a break in the action coming next week. a front on monday with a thunderstorm tuesday, low humidity 81 degrees. >> looking lovely. good job. let's see if she can do a fine job with the traffic. >> reporter: if i had great news, i think it would be a better job. but here we go. let's see how i do. route 80 you can see we have two lanes closed down on route 80, ambulance on the scene, a lot of police activity. the only two lanes are open
5:45 am
right off here on the shoulder. let's go over to our maps, it is route 80, westbound right near exit 56, which is squirrel wood road. then we have this problem as you travel on to route 17 south. midland avenue into entry road. you have that construction. hoboken first street closed between harrison and patterson. i got a tweet from someone saying they are feeling low water pressure at 14th street, that is the north end. then we have other issues, that involves mass transit, specifically the ferry. between jersey city and hoboken that is suspended for mechanical problems today so new york waterway ferry will take you to pier 11 and jersey city. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north all
5:46 am
and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. tony and ken, over to you. 5:45. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. the fascination with lava that
5:47 am
they're all gone. i know i bought them. well, staples has low prices. if i were you, i'd grab a couple more... for next week. back to school or back for more? staples has the lowest prices... period. staples. make more happen. staples has the lowest prices... period. having acne... was always on my mind. so i asked a dermatologist about aczone dapsone gel 7.5%. i apply it once a day, any time. for the topical treatment of acne for people 12 years and older. aczone gel is a once-a-day acne treatment with clinically proven results. in clinical trials, acne got better for people using aczone gel in just 12 weeks. aczone gel may cause the serious side effect of methemoglobinemia, which decreases oxygen in your blood. stop taking aczone gel and get medical help right away if your lips, mouth, or nails turn grey or blue. talk to your doctor if you have g6pd deficiency. using benzoyl peroxide with aczone gel may cause skin or facial hair to
5:48 am
one gel include dryness and itching of treated skin. now, i have less acne to think about because i use aczone gel. you could pay as little as $15 for aczone gel. learn more at aczone.com aczone. prescription treatment. proven results. a hijacked oil tanker, it was likely taken by its own crew as part of a dispute with its employer. the tanker, carrying more than $400,000 worth of diesel fuel lost contact with authorities
5:49 am
more about a brazen kidnapping at a popular mexican resort. the son of the imprisoned mexican drug lord, el chapo, his son was one of a dozen taken. several of the men kidnapped had false identities. it is believed the kidnappers are rival gang members. in one missouri community flashing police lights only signaled a killer kick ballgame. a st. louis neighborhood is bridge its relationship with list through competitive fun. officers blocked off a stretch of the road where they took on the families there in a friendly game of kick ball. the neighborhood organization organized the game to show everybody how to work together. usually people run from lava, but a rare sight has thousands of people going to lie high to get a glimpse of molten rock. check this out. up to -- to hawaii to get a glimpse of molten rock.
5:50 am
out, the aftermath of the volcano. the lava flow traveled down slopes and spilled into the ocean, creating a spectacular sight. it is beautiful. >> it is awe is that. amazing. the lava fields are really neat. being able to experience the lava flow down into the water. >> so authorities say there are hazards that come along with lava flows. there are still hot spots that could social media and being are warned not to touch they see. >> yeah. kind of -- there are still hot spots that could be exposed and people are being warned not to touch everything they see. >> yeah. kind of hot. researchers say fungus has reduced the global banana yield
5:51 am
poland are digging up a nazi train said to be loaded with treasures. the research team was given 10 days to find the tunnel. >> sounds like pokemon go i think. it is now 5:51. we are following breaking news in new jersey. people injured in a house fire overnight. we just heard reaction from neighbors in the last 15
5:52 am
fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. we love the new york state fair! two words.. piglet races! wine slushees. bonding time. fried everything! there's so many bands. the bands! those pigs are just so cute! cheesecake, on a stick. a rollercoaster! the great new york state fair just got greater. with all new fairgrounds,
5:53 am
order tickets before opening day for just $6. it's all here, it's only here. at the great new york state fair! at the the lincoln summer invitation sales event, it's time to relax. from the moment you take your foot off the brake, the brake stays engaged and you stay put. taking the legwork out of stop and go traffic. and even hills. that's the more human side of engineering. this is the lincoln summer invitation, lease a lincoln mkx for $349 a month or get 0% apr for 60 months and just announced $1,000 summer invitation bonus. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. i'm meteorologist bill evans. here we go. we take a look down the beach this morning. a little wind out of the southwest, making our camera move around a little bit.
5:54 am
right there at the convention center, almost straight out. a 15 to 20 miles per hour wind at the shore. temperature 77 at the five boroughs. newark 78. out of the southwest, 13 miles per hour. but it is southwest and the humidity is high right now. it will dropoff today with the wind. lunch time today 82 sunshine. upper 80s today, feel better with the northwest wind this afternoon. the humidity and heat retu for the weekend. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. weather then heather. >> reporter: route 8056, squirrel wood road, two lanes are closed down, only two lanes are getting by at this point. first street is closed between harrison and patterson avenue in hoboken another water main break on the south end of patterson. i just got a tweet saying all
5:55 am
feeling effects. ferry updates, c, suspended all day lightning. for the morning commute use new york waterway in both directions. path trains running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. over to you. heather thank you very much. new york city is pushing for emergency funding to help fight the zika virus. 49 pregnant women have tested positive for the virus in the city since april, and one baby born with microcephaly. the city has committed $21 million to battle zika. but now health officials are calling on congress to approve $1.9 billion in emergency money. crews will spray for mosquitoes in manhattan tonight. the new york city health department stead casing new yorkers on row dents at a rat academy. the department along with the
5:56 am
the west village. experts taught ways to rat- proof buildings. >> what this funding has done for us is allow us to bring together diverse groups, like elected officials and community boards and other agencies. >> reporter: the rat academy was free for the participants who were there. 30 won a raffle for rodent resistant garbage cans. take that home to mom. >>he go. this morning we are getting a look at an adorable sea creature spotted off the coast of california. >> you have to dive nearly 3000 feet below the surface. a face only mom could live. the squid was spotted by a research vessel last week. the animal looks like a cross
5:57 am
related to a cuddle fish. >> looks like barney, the big dinosaur. >> there you go. ahead at 6:00, big flames breaking out inside a home in new jersey. several children get a shock at an amusement park in connecticut, and it wasn't just the usual thrills, we'll tell you about that. how madonna celebrated her
5:58 am
5:59 am
breaking news this morn
6:00 am
house fire, one victim a 5-year- old girl. this is a live picture of the scene as we hear new reaction from neighbors. a tragic update on a missing woman from new jersey. police make a grizzly discovery along with two arrests. and more campaign turmoil for donald trump. the republican nominee making big changes with less than you for joining us today. today is wednesday august 17th. hump day. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans. >> reporter: let's lock from our live picture here from our camera in astoria. we have a little bit of haze, and there we have one world trade, and bill alice the power plant, and the chrysler building.

101 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on