tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 18, 2016 4:30am-6:01am EDT
joining us. nice to have you along. bill evans is here with the exclusive accu-weather forecast. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: grab an umbrella, the temperature 78 degrees a little humid, not so much as the fact that we've got showers around this morning. temperatures 80 around ridgewood queens on the jersey shore. 72, 73. showers are not heavy, there are no thunderstorms, no lightning, no gusting winds. just sprinkles with a little upper level system. then you e sun breaks out at noon. wind south southwest, we'll be the mid-80s today. a good day after a couple of showers this morning. we talked about your weekend next. hecht they are says check out the bqe, better known as better quickly exit. >> reporter: we have a lot of activity on the scene. 7 trains, track work, that is the bq eaccident you can see. all that activity.
head into that area on the southwest side. back over to the maps, talk about rainshower subway status. 7 trains track work until 5:00 a.m. . cxfing -l. , mtracker work until 5:00 a.m. long island railroad, jersey transit a nd metro north path trains doing okay and street cleaning rules in effect for today, ken, over to you. heather thank you. 43:23. 2. a suffolk county mother intentionally drowned in a overnight police arrested her very own soon. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live with more on the suspect good morning. >> reporter: ken good morning. this family is struggling for answers this morning. a 23-year-old man is now in police custody, accused of killing his own mother. 63-year-old elizabeth cullen, was found her dead on the family's property yesterday. her son, dennis cullen jr., was arrested at the family home a short time later. police say just before 4:00
cullen was killed intentionally drowned in the family's swimming pool at 70 white hall road. when police arrived they found her body near the pool cullen's son was not home at the time, but it does appear this morning that he did contact a family member, possibly his sister, and told her what he had done. he returned to the house a short time later, where he was immediately arrested by police who were already at the home. >> we were processing the scene, ai arrived at approximately 4:15 p.m. we were processing the scene, that is when he returned to the scene and we based him under arrest immediately, and that was at approximately 5:50 p.m. >> reporter: police have not said what cullen's motive was, why he killed his mother. obviously this has rattled this entire community as this family now searches for answers. dennis cullen jr. has been
degree murder. live in cold spring harbor this morning, i'm diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. 4:34 is our time. new this morning a teenager was shot and killed in the bronx and a second person was wounded. this was the scene on college avenue in clairmont just after 9:00 last night where a 17-year- old boy was shot in the chest and a 21-year-old man was shot in the stomach. the teen was rushed to the hospital where he died, the other victim in critical condition. no arrests have been made. overnight we have learned will have to stay in brazil until they could testify about allegedly being robbed at gunpoint. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live with the story. >> reporter: the two swimmers had already cleared customs when they were detained. the decision came after a brilliant judge saw surveillance video of the four men returning to olympic village just before 7:00 a.m. that morning as if nothing was
shows american swimmers begunner pence and jack congresser leaving the rio airport earlier this morning after being detained by police. the two were pulled off their flight back to the u.s. last night as investigators looked into their claims they were robbed at gunpoint sunday night. their attorney spoke in portuguese, saying there was confusion between the judge and police. the robbery allegations first 12-time olympic medalist ryan eloctatety who says the men were out late when they were robbed by gunmen, posing as police officers. >> the guy pulled out his gun, cocked it, put it to my forehead said get down and i put my hands up i was like whatever. >> reporter: but lochte's story has changed and he has backed off some of the details first reported. and brilliant authorities say they found little evidence to support it. video appears to show the men returning to the olympic village later than they originally said.
and ordered lochte and jimmy tiegen's passport to be seized. but lochte had already left. the three other swimmers have agreed to stay in brazil and cooperate with the investigation. lochte was scheduled to leave brazil wednesday. he does admit he did change part of his original story but he insists he did not make this incident up. in fact he says he spoke with rio police before he left brazil and they didn't seem to doubt his at all. ken? darla thank you. new this morning a sex offender has been arrested accused of raping a woman in brooklyn. 52-year-old michael mann assaulted a woman after she got off the j, train. after the attack, the suspect called police. police are telling us he was slurring his words during that call but he asked officers for a ride and told them that he had a knife.
description of a rain suspect they were looking for. 30 years ago mann was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in brooklyn. governor cuomo and mayor de blasio are calling for a review of the false alarm at jfk airport. the incident may have exposed lapses in port authority police operations. a loud celebration sunday was perceived as an active shooter situation that forced a massive police response and a 3-hour shut down. port authority police are being uncertainty and panic that ensued. >> i want a full review of what happened, and i'm putting together a multi-agency team of state officials, who will then review the response to see how we make it better. >> the union representing port authority police says officers were unable to make an announcement from their main dispatch center and the
to do. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with bill evans and the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: here we go. it looks good with the visibility. you see we've got cloudy skies. a couple of spritzs and sprinkles around this morning. here's our camera midtown from times square. always south, a few sprinkles, grab an umbrella if you are about to head out the door. it is 78. showers around ulster, putnam, duchess coun, chester. urban areas of new jersey. back to the west we'll have clearing skies coming in about midday. 8:00 temperatures 75. noon time 80. a great afternoon coming up, leading into the weekend, which will be nice and warm and very august summer like. we'll tell you about that next on your accu-weather forecast. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. i see the local on the 8s. the lights. >> reporter: stay away from the light. this is the bqe. you can see all of those lights
an accident. let's head right over it our maps. bqe southwest right on the bridge, that is an accident being cleared away, as you can see from that picture, there is a lot of police activity to go along with it. if you are normally using the subways and 7 train, it should all be cleared away by 5:00. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north they are all doing okay. no major issues there. 36th street closed be broadway. we have reports of a manhole explosion so you want for avoid that if you can. and we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. over to you. thank you heather. 4:39 is our time. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an attempted robber targets an off-duty nypd officer in the bronx. new details about what happened when the officer pulled out his gun. plus targeting taxis.
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4:42. in the bronx we have learned an off-duty officer fired a shot at a person who tried to rob him. the a man officer -- a man approached the officer and tried to rob him before taking off. that is when the officer fired a shot. the officer suffered cuts to his neck but is otherwise okay. video of a subway rider publicly shaming a man she claims was fondling himself on a train is being shared. >> when this train stops you get off. do you understand me?
an r-rated rant, fussing at the man sitting across from her. she claims he was fondling himself underneath his backpack you see there. the young man, who was humiliated by carter's screams, left the train at the next stop. >> what made me focus more on him when i heard the little girl sitting across from me say mommy, what is he doing? so when i looked across and i seen his hand motion i said no we are not doing train. i closed out my kindle app and opened up my phone and let it rip. >> listen to ms. carter. >> check this out. it is from another woman who claims the same man with the backpack committed a lewd act on the subway in front of her earlier this year. a massive wildfire out west continues to threaten communities as it sweels through an area east of los
25,000 acres. as of this morning it is only about 4% contained. 1300 firefighters are on the ground and aggressive water drop operations are expected to continue today. officials cannot say how many homes and businesses have been destroyed. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accu-weather forecast. >> i'm still trying to get over gunnery sergeant deanna on the train. i can't hear you. wow. dang. i love her. >> reporter: d river this morning, over toward roosevelt island, all the way down hazy. look here toward one world trade. there are a couple of showers around too. if you are walking out the door right now, grab your umbrella. you'll need that. it is 78. the humidity is not bad. no calm winds this morning. there is just a little upper level impulse sliding by with a sprinkle this morning.
a sprinkle overnight. not showing up at the park yet. a few showers overnight through the morning. humidity increases again as we are looking at the weekend. we are looking at a thunderstorm threat late sunday into monday which will be a big game changer in weather as far as relief from heat and humidity goes. very high, pollen count is still low. the next pollen that will come in will be ragweed and that is xt at hanover toward bridgewater. these numbers are warm for the overnight hours. we should be in the upper 60s to low 60s north and west. a calm wind really this morning mostly as you see once again. kind of out of the south and southwest here. very light, no wind gusts to mention this morning. yesterday we had wind gusts up to 25, 30 miles per hour. we have had this wave going by here in the overnight hours. a couple of showers toward the
new jersey -- and spritz here in the five boroughs, new jersey. boaters, want to set those lines, two feet waves out in the atlantic. a foot in long island sound. southeast wind today, rip current low at the beaches. on the weekend a shower and thunderstorm in the offing sunday. saturday the best of the weekend, hamptons, jersey shore. the thunderstorms will stay away from the hamptons until sunday night and there might be a pop-up sunday afternoo the sunshine by midday. then warm tonight, 60s in the suburbs. sunny and warm tomorrow. a high of 88, warm and humid saturday. a nice day. good august summer day, 87. then sunday afternoon there is that front coming and there could be a scattered shower and thunderstorm. otherwise sunday is still a good day. look at next week.
tuesday. >> nice. >> loving it. >> thank you bill. >> somebody should pay you for that forecast. >> reporter: oh, they do. and thank you. another check on the commute with heather o'rourke. >> reporter: we have this mess here on the bqe. a ton of activity getting into the bridge. we have an accident being cleared away. we'll head over to our maps to pinpoint where it is for you come down the bqe, just before the l.i.e. into the bridge you have that accident being cleared away. 7, a, l, m, they all have track work until 5:00 a.m. keep that in mind this morning. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north running on or close to schedule, no major issues with path trains. we have construction once again on route 17, both ways between
have this construction. two lanes are closed down on the southbound side and we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. heather thank you very much. the last of the three girls hurt in that ferris wheel accident in tennessee at a county fair is finally out of the hospital. the 6-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury. the two other children were released last week. the girls fell at least 30 feet from that ride on august 8th. inspectors blamed worn out ri a community in manhattan is remembering a cold case murder two years later. people living in hamilton heights joined friends and family members of the two murder victims. 20-year-old ten any jiminez and 26-year-old francisco jiminez were shot outside of a deli on broadway. >> my hope is with the light that we are shining on the
anonymously or we can get somebody to come to the cops or even to us. >> a family member says they were encouraged by last night's turnout. they hope to increase the reward money to help solve the case. police are working to catch a robbery duo in manhattan they say is targeting taxis. the plan is simple. one man distracts a driver the second man goes for the cash. >> reporter: ask any driver of a yellow taxi. >> you always have to be worried. at all times. >> reporter: police say these two men are responsible for a number of yellow taxi robberies this month and last and some of them have been violent. the men have struck at least six times some off on fifth avenue in the 30s. but the one where the best surveillance video, the clearest shot of the two suspects, is right here at broadway and 13th street. the video shows the two young men approaching a taxi. police say as the first man distracted the driver the
the car. it is first man punched the driver and then both men walked away. just moments later though, they flagged down to the driver. do you worry about that during your day? >> of course it is my job. so i worry. >> reporter: police released still photos of the two men which are clear enough to show a batman logo tattooed on the form of one of the suspects. drivers have different strategies about how to the situation. >> r them the money? >> no never. >> reporter: if someone tried to rob you what would you do? >> i give to him money. >> reporter: just give it up? >> yeah i need my life. >> reporter: police are hoping someone will recognize the men and tell police who they are. jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:50. the water is beginning to recede in some louisiana communities devastated by flooding. >> and communities working to
helping hand. the raging cajun football team from the university of louisiana lafayette piled into a bus and went to a neighborhood hit hard. people were working to get their lives back in order so the football players stepped in and took some of the load off. >> when they came in and said do you need some help? i was like are you serious? they are so humble and grateful. >> nothing like giving back to the community and helping blessing. >> indeed the team went from house to house to house, offering help in any way they could offer it. more than 40,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by that flooding. >> what a good thing to do. nice folks. that is good. 4:51. coming up why target is making big changes after a customer boycott. plus the secret wayland lords are able to deny you an
help. >> this is to keep down the numbers of mosquitoes. of course there are other things that people can do. we need people to continue to tell us about standing water. >> health officials in florida are carefully tracking the virus. they say there are three new locally spread cases in south florida you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. beginning with bill evans and the accu-weather forecast. >> this morning we are looking at a few showers across the area, right around the shore here. got a good visibility. you can see they are not out cleaning up the beach. you can see the lights as they clean up the beach, but that is because they are waiting for the showers to go by. they are right down to the south. a few showers along 95, along the five boroughs, cutting across the southern states here, 684, a couple of showers there. that will continue for a few more hours as this slides
humidities in the moderate range. parts of the area northwest wind. nice ride here on the ferry today. showers end around 7:00 and breaks of sun by midday and through the afternoon. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. she has been watching the bqe and it does not look good. >> you can see all these lights because of the accident still being a cleared away. let's go over to our maps and we will tell you where it is. bqe southwest right on the bridge an accident, when we this was a nice relevant low line. now it is a bright red line which means backing up into queens boulevard. the 7, l, mtrains should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. over to you. heather thank you very much. new this morning a driver on a wild ride caught the attention of police and led officers right to a stash of
tuesday and here's what they found inside. an ak-47, two double barreled shotguns, ammunition and marijuana. 45-year-old atlantic city encore tis of north carolina was arrested he faces multiple counts. retail giant target plans to spend $20 million expanding its store bathroom options. target's ceo says the company has heard objections about its policy of allowing transgender customers to use the bathom its choice. target will create a third option simply by putting in single difficulty private stalls. make it simple. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead this morning, a man is under arrest on long island, accused of intentionally drowning his own mother. new video of the suspect ahead in a live report. and new information overnight on a man who ambushed and killed five dallas police officers.
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police say a woman son in their backyard swimming pool. live with details on the suspected killer. also developing new video of the two olympic swimmers forced off their plane as rio police investigate claims they were robbed along with himmian ryan lochte. and reactions from hillary clinton hours after donald trump's first security briefing and the campaign shake up. thanks for joining us, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm tony yates in for lori stokes.
weather and traffic. here's bill evans. >> reporter: a couple of showers around this morning. you are headed out the door, grab an umbrella. we have a wave in the atmosphere going by. we have wind out of the east. showers, not heavy downpours of rain and not drenching and there is no lightning or thunder ordaining anything like that. temperature 72, 74. up the hudson river valley, the spritz, sprinkles. this will continue until we get to 7:00 or 8:00. the sun breaks out this afternoon, we are in the mid- 80s. going to be a nice afternoon. a great start to your weekend, i'll tell you about that next. it is weather then heather every 7 minutes. >> reporter: bqe better quickly exit. this is a lot of lights because of emergency activity. that kind of looks like a disco
southwest side. very heaven delays, almost back -- very heavy delays, looking at long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north subways are okay. no major issues there. as you go on to route 17 both ways between midland avenue and century road we have that construction southbound side. at least two lanes are closed down. 36th street, seventh avenue to broadway reopened. utility repairs were completed, they had an earlier manhole minor delays at our hudson river crossings. street cleaning rules in effect for today ken over to you. a family is heartbroken this morning after learning their loved one was intentionally drowned in a pool. the victim's own son was the one who killedler. it happened at their home in cold spring harbor in suffolk county. diana rocco is live at the scene. diana? >> reporter: ken this has
a family looking for answers this morning. a woman is dead, her son now in police custody. she was killed at the hands of her own son, police say. 23-year-old dennis cullen jr. was taken into police custody, arrested at the family's home hours after 63-year-old elizabeth cullen was found on family property yesterday afternoon. the victim does come from a military family. bothler father and brother were news learned. police say cullen was intentionally drowned in the family's backyard swimming pool here at 70 white hall road. when they arrived yesterday they found her body near the pool house. cullen's son was not home at the time but it does appear he did contact a family member to confess. he returned to the house last night and was immediately arrested. >> police received a call about a possible intentional drowning, and found the
cullen, in the backyard. >> reporter: police have not said what cullen's motive was here. they are still investigating all of this, but cullen has been charge with second degree murder this morning. live in cold spring harbor, diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. 5:04. the latest developments in rio de janeiro. three swimmers are set to speak with police today in the claims that they were robbed gunpoint. video from overnight shows jack congresser and begun that are bentz, being removed from the airplane. overnight the olympic committee released this statement. they were released by local authorities with the understanding they would continue their discussions
on thursday. muslim leaders plan to hold a news conference this morning to talk about the killings of imam and farrah outsiden. the leaders met last night in queens along with a gathering of muslims. the gun used to kill the men found in oscar moral's home. >> we want to make sure the full force of the law is applied to him. >> muslim leaders will be on the steps of city hall this morning to address what they say is growing antimuslim and antiimmigrant sentiments. a follow-up to breaking news we first brought you on
yesterday morning. a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother have died after a fast moving fire engulfed their home. police in little ferry, new jersey say the grandmother was burned over 90% of her body. a police officer on patrol heard a pop and found the home in flames late tuesday night. some residents jumped or dropped from the windows in the three-story multi-family home. police say two people charged with murdering a woman kill her once before. julius's mother said sweeney had dropped her daughter off at the train station in long branch before she disappeared back in march. her body was found tuesday night buried in the backyard of a home that andre harris owns. >> i just want to know why. it just can't be no stupid reason. you've got to have a reason why. >> no we know. it was a glimmer of hope for
we know. >> reporter: besides the murder charge they are charged with attempted murder for the earlier shooting. police say they shot julius and her child back in november. 5:07 is our time now. donald trump attended his first classified security briefing after saying he would be skeptical due to a lack of trust in the american intelligence community. trump met with his team hours before attending his first class identified briefing in lower manhattan. he received threats on isis. today trump takes his campaign to north carolina with his newly rearranged campaign staff. on the democratic side hillary clinton will be in new york city today to meet with law enforcement leaders and she is speaking out about trump's revamped campaign team. she told voters in cleveland there is no new donald trump and not to efforts to revamp his campaign.
traffic. we are looking from our camera at 4 times square right around the district looking south. low clouds hanging in there. good visibility. but headed out the door the streets are wet on the upper east side. we have showers, sprinkles. this will continue through the morning commute here. there might be puddling on the intersections. temperature 73 degrees. looking at these showers across shore. they are hit and miss showers and will last for a few more showers and then we'll have sunshine breaking out the door. grab an umbrella this morning, then after a few showers by afternoon, we have lunch time temperatures in the low 80s, we are going to be looking at sunshine in the afternoon. in the mid-80s, going to be a great day. we'll talk about the weekend next, the first part of it looks pretty good. they are serving up
is the bqe. unfortunately, i get it. bqe, you see these lights here? let's go right over to our map. on the bridge, it is an accident it is on the southwest side. right on the bridge where they are serving up pirogies, according to bill. expect delays to go all the way back to northern boulevard. you can see that just to northern boulevard at this point. mass transit is doing okay. construction right near century road. street cleaning rules in effect today. 5:09. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a battle against landlords using a widely circulated black list to deny prospective tenants apartments.
5:12. welcome back. it is a secret among landlord, a black list that is widely circulated, being used to deny prospective tenants an apartment in new york city. the database lists people who have been sued by landlords. critics say the list does not tell the whole stor housing conditions. now there is a proposal to regulate this black list. >> sometimes you withheld rent because the conditions were horrible. sometimes you had to take your landlord to court. but then you end up on this black list, where you can't rent another apartment. >> councilman ben case wants a process that would give consumers to dispute inaccurate or incomplete reports.
deadly ambush on police officers in dallas that left five officers dead. according to documents posted by the army, micah johnson had his weapons taken away from him during his deployment in afghanistan, after he was accused of sexually harassing a female soldier in his unit. the report says a grenade and prescription medication belonging to another soldier were also found in johnson's bag. johnson was killed by police during a standoff in dallas last month. 5:13. the beach and history on the track for team usa in rio. a look at the olympic medal count, 93 for u.s., followed by great britain and china. >> reporter: revenge for usa on the beach. kerry ross jennings and carrie ross celebrating. this is walsh jennings fourth medal in four olympic games.
the 100-meter hurdles, the first time this happened in olympic history. rollins finished first to earn the gold medal. and christie cas land just leaning her way to the bronze. a nice redemption after the u.s. men were shutout of the medals in the 110-meter hurdles for the first time ever. for the u.s. men a major upset in the 200-meter semi-final. justin gatlin failed to qualify in his heat. the final was supposed to be a rematch between gatlin and after the 100 meters where gatlin came away with silver. bolt qualified in his heat. merit will be the only american in the finals. >> unbelievable. i love bolt's smile. >> so much fun watching those games. makes me want to go run. >> i'll run to watch it. that's it. 5:14. meteorologist bill evans with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: our camera west
the other side. lincoln center. we have showers. grab an umbrella you'll need that. humidity is 81%. the dew point high here this mornings. winds are west-southwest. we have a little shower activity this morning, lasting through the morning commute. sun breaks out by midday. humidity increases tomorrow and as we go into saturday, sunday afternoon there could be a norm with a front coming through sunday evening into early monday. big relief from the heat and humidity. uv index today at 9:00. lo of sun this afternoon. ringo park is 78. so is flatbush. 73 around newark. so low 70s here. still these numbers are warmer than normal for the overnight hours. southwest wind coming in here. a wave of low pressure in the upper atmosphere. >> kicking off showers on brooklyn queens along 95 the parkway, 684 thru-way, up the hudson river valley. the showers the back edge of which is near eastern pennsylvania. that will take awhile for that
this morning. grab an umbrella. we are off to sunshine into a good part of the weekend. today showers get out of the way. guidance is showing a shower popping up this afternoon -- but we'll be in the low and mid- 80s. a few of those popping up. dry warm weather and humidity returning tomorrow, temperatures in the mid-80s. upper 80s as we go into seattle. and then we'll see this front, cutting through sunday night into rl air will sweep down and through for tuesday and wednesday next week. a real break like low 80s and very low humidity. southeast winds today. taking the boat out this morning. commercial fishermen, boaters, waves at two feet today. rip current going to be low at the beaches today. weekend sunshine saturday for everybody, good day. inland areas will see that front coming.
well 78 to 82 in the berkshires, catskills. a great day friday. sunny, warm, i high, 88 of the same on saturday. humidity picks up a bit. feels like low to mid 90s. sunday there comes a front late in the day a shower or thunderstorm. we are going to be looking at great weather next week. really, really nice. less humid on monday, 84 wednesday. we head back to school. >> so those words. >> i know i should be happy but it starts with back to school shopping. >> my goodness heather, you have two at home to get ready to do back to school. >> we did our back to school shopping already. >> oh i'm so jealous. >> my daughter is going into seventh grade and i swear to you i was having a nervous breakdown in the aisle. i was like i don't understand this so much stuff.
elementary school you order the box it gets delivered right to their desk. so nice. we have this nice news for you here. bqe the earlier accident has been cleared away from the bridge. then we will talk to you now about mass transit. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north they are all running on or close to schedule. subways are doing okay. ferries are doing just fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. tony and ken, over to you. >> thank you heather. still ahead on eyewitness changes coming to at&t customers to their delight. what they'll notice missing from their bill.
mayor de blasio is going to announce plans today for one of the largest city parks. the mayor will outline plans to spend $150 million to five parks to go toward creating new running and hiking trails and soccer fields and water stations. british singer adele had to cancel her second show in phoenix. she made sure she explained why in a very emotional video posted online. >> i'm really really sorry. i have had a cold for a couple of days. i have been pushing through it and i did my show last night and i pushed too hard and my cold has gotten the better of
did the show, it wouldn't be very good. >> oh bless her. she continued to apologize throughout that one minute clip she posted on instagram and twitter. afell went on to promise a makeup show for her fans in phoenix before this stop in arizona she had performed six nights in a row. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. we have showers around. hey they are starting to clean up the beach here right around asburyar cleaning all that up. if you are taking the ferry this morning from staten island or jersey city or brooklyn, heather is going to let you know, you are going to have a situation where you need the umbrella this morning. water temperature 78 in the harbor. 78 in long island sound. you have that situation too or the ferries out on the eastern end of long island. looking at nice weather this morning, just a light wind.
looking at showers all around this morning until 8:00 or 9:00. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. she has issues this morning. >> reporter: we do. the c, ferry is running. we haven't heard anything different. i didn't have the opportunity to put the words up here to explain what the accident is, so you have to listen up. in elizabeth. routes 1 and 9, on the southbound side south of newark airport. is right near grand avenue, anna street, near route 28. again elizabeth accident investigation. long island railroad, jersey transit and met ro north all running on or close to schedule. bqe southwest right on the bridge, that earlier accident has been cleared away. route 17 both ways between midland avenue and century road construction, a couple of lanes are closed down. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. over to you. heather thank you.
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welcome back. 5:26 on the money this morning. asian stocks are mixed. >> japan dropped more than 1 and a half%. hong kong rows nearly 1% and on wall street the dow starts up at 18573. nasdaq and s & p 500 begin higher. futures are mixed. mcdonalds announces a big at&t attempts to ease a common customer complaint. >> here's candace gibson. >> reporter: in today's tech bites, eliminating fees for data overages. >> reporter: sunday at&t users can choose a plan that will slow down their data speed instead of paying a fee. fitness trackers are no longer part of mcdonalds happy meals i don't the company pulled the trackers after getting reports of skin
caused by the band. a daredevil says he learned his lessons. empty pockets before bungee jumping. the guy was brave enough to jump off a very high bridge in south africa. >> he recorded the whole thing. even the part when his phone slid out of his pocket, plummeting to the ground. >> oops. >> luckily he didn't go after it. >> those are your tech bites. >> that hurts to watch. watch the phone. the world's largest aircraft has taken to the sky in the uk. >> it doesn't move very quickly. look at the size of this thing. looks like a big whale. it is called the air lander 10. making its debut over a field in central england. a hybrid blimp helicopter plane that can stay in the air for up to two weeks because it is filled with helium. was first developed for u.s. military but plans were scrapped.
plenty of customers military and civilian. >> kind of weird looking. >> very weird looking. it is now 5:28. we are following a developing story from our next half hour. we are live on long island where a son is accused of intentionally drowning his own mother in their backyard pool. we are seeing showers anglicansing around this morning, meteorologist bill is she after our liquid gold? oh, she better not be.
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for joining us. i'm tony yates in for lori stokes. here's meteorologist bill evans in the exclusive accu- weather forecast. >> reporter: wet streets to start your day. a few showers around this morning. those are going to continue. 78 around flatbush. bayside 76. numbers are warm for the overnight hours. showers river valley, can the jersey there. monmouth county across the long island coast and connecticut. innocent time temperature with 81 and sunshine. a few showers this morning, you need the umbrella. we'll have a nice afternoon with mid-80s. the weekend starts off great, tomorrow and then saturday is great. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. weather then heather. what is going on now? >> reporter: don't blame me. routes 1 and 9 north near grand
an accident investigation. if you are going to newark airport right over here, keep this in mind if you normally use routes 1 and 9. northbound side, southbound side, delays in both directions. then we have this problem on the bqe southwest at the bridge, that is an accident that has been cleared away but the delays remain. 17 both ways between midland avenue and century road. we have left over construction there and going on to 36th street between seventh avenue and broadway we did have have been completed. long island railroad, jerse y transit and metro north subways they are all doing just fine. no major issues to report. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. tony and ken over to you. heather thank you. developing on long island, a son is accused of killing his own mother at their home. >> police say the victim was drowned in their backyard pool. eyewitness news reporter diana
>> reporter: it is hard to imagine how something like this could plan it has this family really struggling for answers this morning. a 23-month-old man is in police custody accused of killing his own mother. 63-year-old elizabeth cullen. 23-year-old dennis cullen jr., her son, was arrested at the family's home a short time later. police say just before 4:00 wednesday afternoon they got a call cullen was killed and drowned intentiona the family's swimming pool at 70 white hall road. when they arrived, they defined her body near the pool house in the backyard. cullen's son was not home at the time but it does appear he did contact a family member, possibly his sister, and tell her what he had done. he returned to the house a short time later and was immediately arrested by police who were already at the home. >> when we were processing the scene, again we arrived
scene, that is when he returned to the scene and we placed him under arrest immediately and that was at approximately 5:50 p.m. so the motive here is not clear. police have not said why cullen killed his mother. he is now charged with second degree murder. we are live in cold spring harbor this morning, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you diana. new this morning a teenager was shot and killed in the bronx and a second person was wounded. scene on college avenue in clairmont late last night where a 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest and a 21- year-old man was shot in the stomach. the teen was rushed to the loss, where he died. the other victim is in critical condition. no one has been arrested. and a sex offender has been arrested in the rain of a woman in brooklyn. police say michael mann sexually assaulted a 27-year- old woman at knifepoint on tuesday. after the attack, police say mann actually called them. police say he asked officers
knife. when police arrived, they realized he matched the description of a rain suspect they were looking for. 30 years ago mann was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in brooklyn. we are seeing new video of the two american olympic swimmers pulled off a plane to answer questions about that alleged gunpoint robbery. darla miles is in the newsroom with new information for us. darla? >> reporter: those two swimmers had already cleared customs when they were detained. the deci stay in rio came after a brilliant judge saw video. >> reporter: new video shows swimmers leaving the rio airport early this morning after being detained by police. the two were pulled off their flight back to the u.s. last night.
>> [speaking in a foreign language] >> reporter: their attorney spoke in portuguese, saying there was confusion between the judge and police. the robbery allegations first came from 12-time olympic medalist ryan lochte who says the men were out late when they were robbed by gunmen posing as police officers. >> the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and said get down and i was i put my hands up i was like whatever. >> reporter: but lochte's story has changed and he has backed off some of th details first reported and brilliant authorities say they found little evidence to support it. video appears to show the men returning to the olympic village later than they originally said. and a brilliant judge said the story just didn't add up and ordered lochte and jimmy again's passport to be seized but lochte had already left for the u.s. lochte was already
admit again he did change part of his original story. but he insists he did not make the story up. in fact he says when he spoke with rio police before he left they didn't seem to doubt his story at all. this morning british athletes are being told not to leave the safety of olympic village after reports of another robbery. a member of the british olympic team was held up at gunpoint while out in rio. it is not clear who the victim she is not hurt, they are shaken from the incident. a letter sent to all british athletes in rio said there was quote a significant security incident and couraged them to follow protocols. 5:37. a community in manhattan is trying to bring attention to a cold case double murder. people living in hamilton heights joined friends and family members of the two murder victims at the scene of
and 26-year-old franco were shot outside of a deli. somebody got out of a car and simply drove away. >> my hope is the light we are shining on the crime, somebody will call anonymously or we can get somebody to come to the cops or even to us. >> family members were encouraged by last night's turnout. happening today, new york to be arraigned in a los angeles courtroom today on charges he killed his friend, susan bur man, back in 2000. he appeared to confess to the crime's end of an hbo documentary. prosecutors say durst wanted to prevent bur man from talking about the disappearance of his first wife. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. looking at cloudy skies and showers here from our camera at
way down to staten island and the verrazano narrows bridge. we'll be going outside in our next half hour. we had some showers here on the west side. we'll be out there after the 6:00 hour. 73 degrees, little warmer than normal. showers are cutting across long island. they wound down here around the five boroughs, but there are still some back to the west and morning that will last until 8:00 or 9:00. out the door this morning, grab an umbrella if you are going out right now. a couple of showers around. i don't think you need the umbrella this afternoon, but we'll be in the mid-80s this afternoon, low 80s by lunch time today. sun is going to start breaking out around 10:00 and that will be nice. it will be a nice afternoon. the guidance is showing maybe a shower, but a very low chance -- chance of that.
her campaign manager. that is herself. >> reporter: i don't know. i don't know. i have to think about that if i like that or not. let's go over here 1 and 9 in elizabeth. we have an issue but before that, we did more digging. c, street ferry is suspended for today, and that is because of mechanical problems. new york waterway complementary service, path is effect. over to you. heather thank you. 5:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. devastate out west. a fire chief says a lot of families will be coming home to nothing as the battle against wildfires rages on. an update next. days after the ground stop
s. 5:42. welcome back. we have learned an off-duty officer fired a shot at the person who tried to rob him. this happened in the bronx. investigators say a man approached the officer and tried to rob him before he ran off. that is when the officer fired off that shot, but it is not clear if the suspect was lit. police are searching losses in the area. the officer suffered cuts to his neck but otherwise will be just fine. >> a massive wildfire out west continues to threaten communities as it sweeps through an area east of los angeles. the blue cut fire has burned through more than 25,000 acres. as of this morning it is only 4% contained. 1300 firefighters on the ground and aggressive water drop operations expected to continue today. right now officials can't say exactly how many homes and businesses have been destroyed. governor cuomo and mayor bill de blasio are calling if a review of that false alarm at
may have exposed lapses. a loud celebration sunday was mistakenly taken as an active shooter situation that forced a massive police response and a shut down. now police are being criticized for the panic that resulted. authorities are asking why officers didn't try to restore calm once they realized there was no threat. >> i want a full review of what happened, and i'm putting together a state officials who will then review the response to see how we may get better. >> reporter: the union representing port authority police says officers were not able to make an announcement from their main dispatch center and the respondenting officers were doing what they were trained to do. 5:44. meteorologist bill evans joining us with the exclusive accu-weather forecast. >> a look from the chrysler
there are some showers and the cloud ceiling is about 1200 feet. this is what you are going to wake up to around much of the tristate is the fact that throughout new jersey, connecticut, long island, upstate new york, we have wet streets and sidewalks here. little rain. 73 the humidity high. winds are calm. pressure falling a little bit. normal is 83. the park is showing a hundredth of an inch of rain so far. a gorgeous sunset at 7:49. the sun is now going down before 8:00. showers overnight through the morning commute. humidity increases again tomorrow as we head to the weekend. we are looking at a thunder threat with a front later sunday into monday and big time relief from the heat and humidity next week. so we are looking at an air quality that is good uv index with sun around 9. 70 around morris county around hanover to
a common number this morning. warmer than normal. a southeast wind, showers on the radar are still here. rockland, west chester fairfield county. those swing by with this upper level impulse. skies clear out, we'll have sunshine this afternoon and we'll get into the low 80s. although the guidance is showing a pop-up sprinkle, not an often presssively humid day. low 70s again, sunshine tomorrow although the guidance is showing a pop-up shower here. i think it is kind of like warm and humid. boating forecast, fishermen getting going this morning. boaters got a trip going, waves two feet, not that bad in the atlantic. we have a southeast wind today. your weekend, everybody got some good old sunshine berkshires catskills, jersey
rain stays away until nighttime sunday. catskills, jersey shore in the afternoon on sunday. morning showers now, southern clouds 85. tonight clear and warm 60s in the suburbs. here is your accu-weather forecast. saturday is a great day. sun and clouds, 87. looking at a shower and thunderstorm threat lit in the day on sunday. next week is some gorgeous weather. we have ourselves a mix of sun and clouds. looking at 81 tuesday, 84 tuesday. really nice weather. >> perfect. >> great weather to head to martha's vineyard and nantucket. >> is that where you are headed in. >> no i'm just saying. >> be nice to take a big boat if you had one and head that way. >> if you had one. >> i was trying to get a boat to take me down to hilton head. >> always find a friend with a boat is the best way. >> i'm trying to find a friend that has a boat that can take me there but i don't know.
jersey turnpike newark bay extension right over here, you can see an accident being cleared away. eastbound side 78, new jersey turnpike newark bay extension coming out of the tolls, that is where the accident is. let's go over to our maps. grand central parkway westbound near the l.i.e. d, trains work 42nd street. long island railroad, jersey transi t and metro north doing okay. street cleaning rules in effect. thank you heather. 5:48 right news this morning. the new charges for the woman accused of killing her twin sister in hawaii. what police say she was caught doing in upstate new york and an amazing close encounter with whales and it was caught on camera.
back pedal. but when mama came up it was apparent we needed to get back and get back fast. >> wow. that is pretty close. when you have a kayak. kayak versus whale. the leader of the adventure trip said the group followed the rules and stayed 100 meters away from the whales but it is sometimes difficult for kayakers because whales can swim a lot faster than a kayaker can paddle. >> you think mama was giving a warning? yeah. look at that. 50 opportunity whale, 50-pound kayak -- 50-ton whale. a son charged with his
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happy thursday you grab an umbrella. you are heading out the door. just a couple of showers. down the jersey shore here they have all the beach cleaners going here this morning looking for a big day at the beach. that will take place today starting around lunch time today. get the beach chair going. you'll want that. temperatures in the low 70s here, looking at winds out of kind of all over the place, east southeast mostly a calm wind, but breaks of sunshine starting around 10:00. showers this morning. talk about next. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. me and you heather. >> reporter: that's right. but not on your boat on the way to hilton head. >> you can see the activity off on the shoulder. let's head over to our plans. eastbound new jersey turnpike north bay extension east of exit 14 where the accident is being cleared away. the grand sent tropical parkway westbound l.i.e. another accident being cleared. d, trains track work at 42nd street. alternate side of the street
ken over to you. 5:55. new this morning a driver on a wild ride caught the attention of police and led officers right to a stash of weapons. police pulled over a red dodge durango in washington heights tuesday and here's what they found inside. suv, an ak-47, two double barrel shotguns, ammo and marijuana. mosquitoes spraying in two boroughs is just about to wrap-up. crews want to decrease the risks of west nile virus and potential zika virus infections. >> this is to keep down the numbers of mosquitoes. that is part of our strategy. of course there are other things people can do. we need people to continue to tell us about standing water. >> reporter: now down in florida, they have hired commercial pest control companies, especially in the
spreading zika. it is the only place in the continental u.s. where mosquitoes are known to be transmitting the zika virus. a mother found dead at her home allegedly at the hands of her own son. what police are telling us about this murder. panic at sea when a cruise ship catches fire off the coast of puerto rico. the dramatic escape by hundreds of passengers. how mayor de blasio wants to pump a lot of green into five city parks.
in custody. we are live in suffolk county with the details. two members of team usa swim team pulled off their plane in rio as questions mount over an alleged gunpoint robbery. and the event bringing hillary clinton back to new york today. good morning everybody. i'm tony yates in for lori stokes. and i'm ken rosato. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather an beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: ken thank you for the coffee this morning and the bagel and the cream keys and the lobster thermidor. west 66th street columbus avenue. wet sidewalks, showers around this morning. we are looking at comfortable temperatures here. 73, a northeast wind at about 8 miles per hour. 72 crazy wild from toms river