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are dead after a horrific crash on the long island expressway. we are live with updates on the victim still fighting to stay alive this morning. the tragic death of a beloved wife and grandmother. she was an innocent victim in the rash of shootings in the city. changes in the accu-weather forecast. a little relief from the heat to kickoff the new work week. but not going to last long.
rosato. >> and i'm michelle charles in for lori stokes. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist amy freeze in for bill. >> reporter: ken rochelle good morning, a real refreshing air mass in place today. 71 degrees and we'll see our temperatures going into the low 80s, not hot today at all. riverdale 70 degrees. murray hills 71. howard beach white stone at 74 and 70 a few 60s showing up in the outskirts. showers moving off the tip of long island, leaving the fork and headed into new england. we have a beautiful day in front of us, lingering high clouds for the eastern portions of the area but a northwest wind takes over. a high of 80 degrees you guys today. coming up in just a few minutes a return to the heat but right
commute. debby is in for heather o'rourke. >> reporter: good morning everybody. we are going to go outside and show you a look at the l.i.e. moving smoothly right now as you take it out toward the area of north ocean avenue. of course we had a terrible accident yesterday but here's the l.i.e. in suffolk county moving smoothly. going over to our other camera, a look at the grand central parkway, at this point by laguardia. you will see construction. approaching the bqe. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north all are our close. service changes on the 1, 2, 3 and 5 with overnight track work. george lincoln and holland construction wrapping up. traffic light at the hudson river crossings. the new jersey turnpike the ramp ongoing construction and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you michelle, ken.
have been a factor in a crash that killed five people and injured several more on the long island expressway. among the victims a former aide to governor cuomo. diana rocco is live at stonybrook medical center with the story. diana? >> reporter: ken as you mentioned, police are still investigating what caused this horrific crash that has now claimed the life of five people. the youngest died late last night .10-year-old christopher pinellas was on his way to his birthday party with his dad carmelo and aunt patricia. the car they were driving in lost control and flipped into oncoming traffic. they struck 29-year-old scott patella, he was a former aide
was also killed. this happened on the long island expressway. carmelo pinellas was driving eastbound when he ran into the median, went airborne and crossed into traffic. his family is devastated at the sudden loss of carmelo, patricia and 10-year-old christopher, who had just moved here from the dominican republic i can't terrible. terrible. i couldn't believe it. we grew up to this country about the same time. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: so patricia's 3- year-old daughter who was in the car with them did survive this crash. an 80-year-old woman also survived. she is in critical condition this morning, again, police looking into the possibility that speed was a factor here. diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. >> so sad. thank you so much.
this morning after a woman well- known in her community was shot and killed in harlem. she was an innocent bystander killed in a rash of shootings over the weekend. eyewitness news reporter tony 80s is live with more. >> reporter: 61-year-old odessa sims was out here with her husband enjoying a game of card at colonel young park. her husband decided to go home else killed mrs. sims. she was a wife of more than 30 years, a mother, a well-known gentle lady in this community. this community knew and loved her very well. saturday night around 11:45 as mrs. sims sat watching the card game the gunman wearing dark clothes came running up lennox avenue and fired shots at someone. two of his bullets hid odessa sims, one of them in the head.
violence and the gun violence. close to the scene a man was shot in the leg and in brooklyn a man attending his 3-year-old son's birthday party was killed, he was shot 14 times. back here the community says enough as they grieve with this husband. >> something is wrong when we have to, in our own community, fear sitting out on a bench, playing cards or checkers or chess on a nice summer night >> of all the people in the world, she is innocent. i ain't going to be doing good forever. >> such a tragedy. a couple of other shootings happened within hours of this one and so far no one has been arrested in the death of mrs. sims. channel 7 eyewitness news. at 4:36, federal health
states along the gulf of mexico are most at risk of seeing zika virus outbreaks. right now mosquito-borne outbreaks have been found in dade county. >> reporter: those along the gulf coast, i would not be surprised if we see cases in texas and louisiana, particularly now, where you have the situation with flooding in louisiana there is going to be a lot of problems getting rid >> that is dr. anthony. he says sprays will limit their spread. further action is coming in the case of ryan lochte and his teammates for what they lied about happening in brazil. meantime lochte continues to apologize. in a new interview the swimmer again said he exaggerated the incident he originally described as an armed robbery.
the entire story, none of this would have happened. i made immature calls. >> lochte admitted to vandalizing a gas station bathroom. he said he takes full responsibility for what happened and apologized to the people of brazil. olympians from around the world have said goodbyes to rio. the closing ceremony, last night, celebrated 16 days of competition. with 121 medals. china had 70. to mark the end the olympic flame was extinguished. now the games are over olympians are lacking to 2020 whether the next games will be held in tokyo. 4:38. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist amy freeze in for bill with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: good morning to the both of you. clear skies, 71 degrees in central park right now. a beautiful morning as the sun
beautiful colors and fantastic conditions. so inviting you won't even sweat today. that is the kind of weather we are looking at. low 70s, low humidity all day and temperatures barely reaching the 80-degree mark. such a difference we have had the last couple of days, weeks. on long island right now brookhaven currently 69 degrees. cool spots in sullivan county and ulster county. beautiful conditions here as yesterday storms p so we look for a pleasant afternoon. again a northerly wind is going to dominate the forecast and we'll take our temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. that is weather now traffic. debby is looking at your commute. >> thanks a lot amy. we'll look outside again in suffolk county on the l.i.e. the l.i.e. moving along smoothly as you head out toward holtzville. no major problems here. of course that terrible accident yesterday morning in
our maps and tell you about the grand central westbound into the bq e. ongoing construction, looking at the grand central parkway. moving okay at this point by laguardia. george, lincoln and holland overnight construction. tappan zee bridge no problems rockland or west chester bound. some ongoing construction. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back to you. michelle, ken? thank you debby. it is 4:40. still ahead we are following a deve where a car crashed into a crowd of people during an outdoor concert. what we know about people hurt. plus new details giving us a better idea of the scope of the catastrophic flooding in louisiana this morning. a man's dangerous
police found a 22-year-old victim when they responded to avenue i in the flat land section around 1:00 this morning. police believe the shooter is a man who ran from that scene. they haven't released his name or a description of him. we are going to keep you updated as learn more. prosecutors have formally charged the woman accused of killing her step daughter in queens. the queens district attorney announced at arraignment ofagent. the girl was found strangled in a bathtub at their home. also announced were charges ofagen's ex-husband.
a mother, michelle acinose, was set to be sentenced tomorrow but a judge postponed the hearing. her son disappeared from a carnival in 191. he was later found dead. the louisiana state government now says more than 60,000 homes are damaged because of the recent catastrophic flooding there. officials say that number could still go up. the red cross says the flooding is the nation's worst disast president obama plans to visit the flood zone tomorrow. meteorologist amy freeze in for bill with the exclusive accu-weather forecast. good morning. as we get going on this monday morning it is going to be a real beauty. what a difference from over the weekend. drenching downpours on long island. yesterday the storms came through, brought a soaking rain to the majority of the area. 71 degrees is what we have in central park right now. winds are calm, pressure on the
of 80 with northwest wind. grab the sunglasses, it is bright and sunny. fresh and clean, we have had a good trench come through. north of tarrytown accumulation of rain 1.3 inches some areas in green getting more than the inch mark. the futurecast shows well afternoon today temperatures in the mid-70s. by noon pushing 80 degrees by late this tonight. we could see our temperatures dropping to low 50s in monticello, it is a windows open kind of night. we could have a few 40s showing up north and west of the city. tomorrow morning we could see a 48, 49 on the map. wouldn't be surprised. another 80-degree day tuesday. if you are headed to the beach, a nice one, northwest winds up to 20 miles per hour. going to be breezy but beautiful, bright blue skies.
unsettling in spots with feeling the waves come in. water temperatures in new york up to 75. new jersey 79. rip current risk is low for today but always check in with your life guards. 81 degrees, 64 tonight even cooler tomorrow night and then temperatures returning to 80 degrees. the accu-weather 7-day forecast, it is a break from the humidity. sunny and cool we are a lot head into late in the week. temperatures returning to the 90s it looks like as early as thursday. so hopefully, you are able to you know, get the deck cleaned off with the rain last night and sidewalks are all clean and fresh. no help with the atmosphere to match it. the last of the rain moving offshore right now for long island. enjoy the day, lots of sunshine coming your way. i think you are really going to like it.
top right there. >> we love it. good morning ken, michelle. to everybody. we are going to tell but some construction this morning as you head through the grand central parkway right at the bqe construction right before the rfk bridge. we'll keep an eye on that for you. also on the sawmill southbound into grant street in pleasantville. that is that ongoing project in thorn wood. if you are heading to 12 in the watch out for. george lincoln and holland construction wrapping up traffic light on the hudson river crossings. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north running on or close to schedule. service changes on the is 2, 3, and 5 with overnight track work. if you are riding to the victory bridge it is ongoing construction, no problems on the garden state parkway and the driscoll bridge. new jersey turnpike at the
you a look at the l.i.e. in suffolk county westbound, of course that terrible accident yesterday but suffolk county okay this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you ken, michelle. 4:48. developing this morning new video in from the scene of a two-alarm fire burning through a home in fire cruise, -- crews have just put that out. a 74-year-old driver in ohio confused the brakes and gas medal which he drove on to a packed floor during a dean martin frank sinatra summer band tribute. police have not decided whether to file charges. police believe a stabbing may have been triggered by road
brian amar. he got into a fight with a 42- year-old man. the victim got out of his car, police say he walked over to amar's victim and amar stabbed him. doctors expect the victim to be okay. amar faces assault and weapons charges. 4:49. a toddler is out of the hospital and waking up at home this morning after brave rescuers saved her life in florida. 23-month-old dinned buzzard -- kennedy buzzard were in a capsized boat. her family escaped and heard her crying from somewhere beneath the capsized boat. >> we kept praying to god and we got lucky. it is a complete miracle that everything worked like it did. >> here's what happened.
and was floating in an air pocket beneath the boat. >> wow. that is amazing. 4:49. a man with an appetite for danger had to go under the knife because of his obsession with knives. a team of surgeons removed, get this, 40 pocket knives from a man's stomach in india. he told doctors for two months he had a wild urge to eat metal. some were seven inches long. when the knives were removed a to rust. wow. the patient now plans to stay away from knives, good idea. doctors told him to try spinach if he gets the urge for iron. >> how do you get 40 in your stomach? >> i don't know. a mother's plea went viral and she and her daughter receiving support from around the world. 10-year-old cammy has autism.
pink flowered shirt from target. it has been out of production for years. her mom went to social media and asked for help. more than 140 shirts appeared. >> an executive said they don't want us to have to scour the internet to find something our daughter loves so much. of co >> deborah said she did not expect such a huge response and is overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness. 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, startling new information on the death of pop singer prince. why investigators say drugs found at paisley park were much more powerful than first thought. a push for a federal
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actually containing fentanyl. an autopsy determined prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. 4:54. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. begin withing amy freeze and the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: welcome to monday morning. temperatures in the 60s and 70s right now on the maps. really cool for monticello at 61. look at this a high of 81 in the accu-weather 7-day forecast. sunny and pleasant. temperatures make a slow climb. we are pushing the upper 80s for thursday friday saturday. these days will be hot and muggy with approaching 90- degree readings. next weekend temperatures in the upper to mid-80s. we'll be following the forecast for you really it looks like an easy job here debby for the next 48 hours. i like it. >> we'll take it. good morning amy, good morning everybody. we'll show you a look at the
if you are heading into the new jersey turnpike ramp, construction to watch for. 35 construction at the victory bridge between sayerville and perth. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back to you ken, rochelle. debby, a warning about snakes following a creepy discovery. an abnormally huge snake skin was found near a river outside of portland, maine. wildlife officials have no idea kind of threat this may pose to public safety. this may be related to a sighting back in june. police sisters say they spotted a 10-foot snake eating a large mammal along the river bank. >> yuck. happening today a major push for fire safety in new york city following recent fires caused by children. the fire commissioner is holding a safety event today on cross bay boulevard in ozone park. he urges parents of young
action by educating them about the danger of fire. the move follows three major fires in the city in the last few weeks caused by kids. happening tomorrow a midtown manhattan icon will be laid to rest. irving fields was a favorite on 58th street where he played the piano and sang nightly. through the years he created fusion albums, a combination of jewish and called bagels and bongos. eyewitness news caught up with him for his 100th birthday last year. services will be at riverside chapel on manhattan's upper west side. >> god bless. 4:57. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning the investigation into long island expressway that killed five people. live with updates on the victims fighting to stay alive.
a multi-car expressway. we are live at stonybrook medical center with reaction. two gunmen are on the run after violence erupted at a house fire in connecticut. 13 people were shot. overnight president obama returns from his vacation at martha's vineyard. his agenda as he gets back to work. today is monday, august
it bright. the person who makes it bright with a nice forecast meteorologist amy freeze in for bill evans. >> reporter: as the sun comes up this morning, a lot of bright, sunny conditions. not just for today but the beginning of the work week. dark and early now but a little sun glare to complain about. 73 for white stone, that is the warmest spot. oakland has 69 that is the the city. temperatures 10 degrees cooler. let me tell you the next couple of nights are going to be cool, open window kind of weather and a break from the ac tomorrow. temperatures will be right around 80 degrees. the planning cast by 7:00, 69, by noon 76. a high of 80. that is weather. now here's traffic happy monday to you. >> reporter: happy monday to
things off. no problems at the george, lincoln or holland tunnels. upper east river crossings moving smoothly as well. 1, 2, 3 and 5 track work wrapping up. slowing down just a bit toward the bqe and in toward the rfk bridge. that is construction on the grand central west. 129 at underhill avenue into yorktown a downed treat to watch out for there. on the sawmill southbound to grant street in pleasantville that is ongoing construction. new jersey turnpike construction and let's go outside. i'll show you a look at the l.i.e. here's a look in suffolk county. things are moving smoothly. again that horrible accident in mannerville being investigated. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you michelle, ken? at 5:02 the investigation is underway this morning into what happened on the long
crash there. >> five people were killed. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live at stonybrook medical center where some victims were taken. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, ken, good morning. this crash has simply devastated multiple families here on long island this morning. it has now claimed the life of five people. the youngest died here at stonybrook university hospital late last night. the youngest victim is 10-year- old christopher pinellas to a birthday party. carmelo pinellas, his father was driving his sister and 10- year-old son when they lost control and flipped into oncoming traffic. they struck 29-year-old scott martel low. he was killed his fiance
core edelson was also struck. the pinellas family says they are living a nightmare. >> they lived together, she and carmelo and christopher, they all lived together. >> in one house. so one day the whole household disappear. >> reporter: so patric this crash. an 80-year-old woman is still listed in critical condition. she was a passenger in the bmw that was struck. police are looking into all of this and investigating whether or not speed played a role here. diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. two gunmen are on the run this morning after a mass shooting at a house party in connecticut. police believe the shooters were hiding in the bushes
occurred early yesterday morning. while 100 people were partying the gunman opened fire, wounding 13 people at the party. one woman was shot in the face and was critically wounded. the other victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. most were shot in the legs. no word on a motive for that shooting shoot. the fire crews were able to control in a cathedral yesterday morning. the injured firefighters were treated at the hospital and have been released. 5:05. in the race for the white house donald trump is headed to ohio today after making a controversial pitch to minority voters this weekend. trump says he wants an inclusive country and outreach to the african-american community is something the republican party needs to do better. >> you are living in poverty,
no jobs. the outreach to the african- american community is in an area where the republican party must do better, and it will do better. >> trump's campaign is also facing tough questions about the staff shake up, which included resignation of paul man fort over his ties to pro russian ukranian leaders. >> paul has been pushed out, but that doesn't mean the russians have been pushed out of th been at work in this campaign for some time and it is clear they are supporting donald trump. >> meanwhile today a court hearing is scheduled to request the release of all the e-mails sent or received by hillary clinton. hillary clinton will be a guest tonight on jimmy kimmel live. you can watch it right here on channel 7 at 11:35 p.m. following eyewitness news. we have new video this
house after a 16-day get away. president obama was on a vacation to martha's vineyard with his wife and daughters. he will be at the white house for one day before traveling to louisiana tomorrow to survey all the damage from historic flooding there. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. lacking outside we don't have near the weather worries they've got down south. it is really full steam ahead with sunshine and low humidity an pretty easy to take. clear skies overhead right now, the last of the clouds pushing off the fork of long island. that means waking up to beautiful conditions all across the area. right now temperatures in the 70s for the city and we'll see a slow climb into the low 80s. that is going to be the top temperature really. we are not going to see numbers much warmer than that. 68 in west hampton. looking a cross the sound,
west. 61 in monticello, an indication of how cool it is going to be the next couple of nights. windows open kind of weather, maybe even a break from the ac. a planning forecast, low to mid- 70s. by noon we are at 76. a forecast high today of 80 degrees in new york city. that sounds so comfortable, so inviting debby. i guess sun glare could be our only complaint this morning once the sun comes up. >> we'll be able to handle that. good morning everybody. as we head outside i want to sh here this is the grand central parkway westbound right into the bqe. that his causing a delay here. grand central west into the bqe. as we go to the maps we'll highlight that problem for you. some ongoing construction. subways running on or close to schedule. george, lincoln and the holland moving smoothly. no problems at the upper east river crossings as well.
the southbound sawmill into grant street and pleasantville ongoing road work and the new jersey turnpike. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back to you michelle, ken? debby thank you. at 5:09. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning the additional call for a federal investigation following the scare at jfk airport that led to a ground stop. the biggest issue that needs to be resolved. the curtain has come down
history in the boxing ring in rio. shields slugged her way to a win. the 21-year-old from flint, michigan is the defending champion. she brought her london medal with her to the podium, and for good reason. shields is the first american box tore win back to back golds. usa men's basketball scoring gold, beating serbia in the final. nba stars like kevin durant and carmelo anthony were the favor despite a narrow wind in the tournament. kyle snyder earning his spot atop the podium becoming the first ever freestyle wrestling gold medalist. he just finished his sophomore year at ohio state. the men's volleyball team beat russia to take home the
set match. in the marathon the men took the bronze. it is only the second time rutledge has ever run a marathon i don't wow. really? >> the second time. isn't that crazy? >> that is my problem right there. i practice too much. >> amy, how many have you run? >> in november it will be number 10 for me. which is why i remain a solid middle of the packer okay? yes. middle of the pack. two? his second marathon and he won? it makes him like the best athlete in the world or something right? >> because he is brand new. >> wow that is so impressive. olympics were a great inspiration overall. it was fun to see a lot of folks succeed. 70 degrees in central park. in the weather olympics we are winners today. the humidity drops off. a real beauty, breezy at times, but this super stretch of
us a break from the heat, humidity, any weather worries at all. tonight windows open, a refreshing breeze coming in. wednesday begins a real warm up for us. second half of the week steamy. real rain coming through from hartford, connecticut all the way back down to the suburbs. green showing up of an inch of more of rainfall, one of the top spots was north of tarrytown, getting 1.3 inches of here. we have beautiful weather, high pressure in control, lots of sunshine today. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s for the hudson valley. white plains 7. low 70s from monticello and jersey shore low 80s. same for long island, 80 in the city. because we have no weather worries here, down to fiona and check in. right now the storm's prediction low pressure center
coast. the spaghetti models all the way to the middle of the atlantic to potentially getting a little bit closer to florida. lots of uncertainty of what could potentially happen but doesn't look like a big threat. a couple of other tropical waves starting to form. i'm just letting the futurecast roll. between now and wednesday we don't have to worry about any showers. clouds will be hard to scare around 80 degrees for the next two days and we are right back in it by wednesday, mid-80s and a slow climb with increasing humidity, a muggy feel. hot by thursday with 88. friday at 88 degrees, humid near 90 on saturday. sunday temperatures right around 86. a mix of sun and clouds that day. the next chance for rain late from the week. beautiful beach day today. if you are headed in that
think even though temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s at the shore locations it will feel cooler, breezy at times. the north wind will make a cool feel to the atmosphere. wow the boardwalk or the beach today, hello. >> that looks amazing. >> hello is right. >> let's go debby. we won't get in trouble or anything. >> reporter: i am so ready let's go. good morning everybody, let's see what is happening on the roads. heading to any of the beach areas in problems at all. moving smoothly as you head into new jersey and into staten side. 35 at the victory bridge some construction conning. the garden state parkway okay at the driscoll bridge. taking a ride to the grand central parkway westbound at the wwe that is some construction. rfk bridge moving smoothly.
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good morning everybody. we are going to take this traffic here on the l.i.e. moving fine this morning in suffolk county. as you get out towa of ocean avenue, again the terrible accident on the l.i.e. still being investigated from the mannerville shirley area. let's go to the maps, tell you about a problem on 17 a. downed wires there, we are going to keep an eye on that for you. thru-way moving toward the tappan zee bridge no problems to report there. on 5 at the victory bridge, that is that ongoing
on the grand central parkway westbound. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you mitch me shell, ken? still ahead on eyewitness news, the importance of fire safety brought to the forefront once again in new york city after a series of fires caused by children. with where you can get a firsthand lesson from the fire commissioner today. dramatic price hike of a life saving device that has
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and traffic. also good to have along meteorologist amy freeze in for bill. >> reporter: ken, rochelle, good morning to the both of you. we have 70 degrees and low humidity. the 70 really does feel like a 70-degree start. breezy conditions today, a north wind that is dry. tons of sunshine but not a lot of pittsburgh, i think 80 degrees is the top temperat 69. white stone is 73. oakwood checking in at 68. maybe we get to 80, that is about as warm as it gets with the north breeze and the dry air mass that came in behind last night's front. wall to wall sunshine today. leave all your rain gear at home. the heat humidity and showers will be back by the end of the week. planning this day 69 by 7:00
degree or two from where we are right now as the sun comes up and temperatures soar mid to upper 70s. and you know, tonight and tomorrow night these are going to be window open kind of nights debby. instead of cranking the ac and hoping for the cool air, you can find relief in temperatures that are easy to take. >> we love it thank you so much amy. good morning to everybody. off to a decent start on the roads as well, as we take it outside to the l.i.e. mo through suffolk county. no problems toward mannerville this morning. some overnight construction cleared by the bqe. let's go to the maps tell you about 17 abenjamin road into tuxedo. wires to watch for, no problems at the tappan zee bridge. lincoln and holland and george washington bridge moving
1, 2, and 3 back on or close to schedule. long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north on time. back to you. investigators say speed may have played a role in a crash that killed five people on the long island expressway. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live outside stonybrook hospital where many victims were taken. >> reporter: as police continue their investigation this morning this devastating and the life of five people, the youngest victim, 10 years old, died here at stonybrook university hospital late last night. it was 10-year-old christopher pinellas on his way to his 10th birthday party with his dad carmelo and aunt patricia. the car they were in lost control and went into the
29-year-old scott martellow. he was killed. his fiance did survive but is in the hospital. 81-year-oldize core was also killed. pinellas ran into the median went airborne and crossed into the wean traffic. his family is devastated at the patricia and christopher. >> terrible. terrible. lives first told about it i couldn't believe it. we grew up together, came to this country about the same time. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: so patricia's 3- year-old daughter did survive this crash. an 80-year-old woman was a passenger in the bmw. she is in critical condition at the hospital.
factor here. i'm diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. 5:33 right now. we just learned new details on a developing story. police have identified the victim of a deadly overnight shooting as 22-year-old elijah benjamin. benjamin was shot in the chest and killed in front of a building on avenue i, around 1:00 this morning. the siller is still on the run. eyewitness news reporter tony where a memorial is growing for an innocent woman killed by a stray bullet. >> reporter: 61-year-old odessa sims was enjoying a game of cards. her husband decided to go home. she was a wife of more than 30 years, a mother, a well-known
her. saturday night around 11:45 mrs. sims was sitting, watching the card game. the gunman, wearing dark- colored clothes, came running up lennox avenue. he fired shots at someone, two of his bullets his odessa sims, one in the head. last night a vigil was held here in the park, people speaking out against the violence. that same night a man was shot in the leg. his son's third birthday party was killed, he was shot 14 times. a community says enough as they are grieving with this husband. >> something is wrong when we have to, in our own community, fear sitting out on a bench playing cards and checkers and chess on a nice summer night, that we have to worry about young people playing with guns. >> of all the people in the
be doing good forever. >> reporter: a couple of other shootings happening within an hour of this one. so far police have not arrested the person responsible for mrs. sims's death. 5:36. prosecutors have formally charged the woman accused of killing her step daughter in queens with second degree murder. the queens district attorney announced the ofagen. the girl was found strangled in the bathtub of the home. the decades-old case of a mother, convicted for her son's death in new jersey will drag on even longer. michelle acinose's trial was set to begin tomorrow. her son disappeared from a cash signal 1991 and was later found
for fire safety in new york city following several fires caused by children. fire commissioner daniel will urge parents of young children educate them about the dangers of fire. three major fires in the past few weeks all caused by kids. nearly 100 people have be minutes away from weather and traffic. 5:37. meteorologist amy freeze here with a lock outside. clear skies overnight. wow the storms really pushed out of here fast. they are off long island now. 70 degrees, beautiful conditions. i expect to see the cameras bouncing just a bit this morning as breezy conditions take over. we have a nice wind setting up today that allow for temperatures to be cooler than they have been and allow if a comfort factor we haven't seen
following temperatures in the upper six and i low 70s we'll forecast for 78 to 82 degrees across the entire area. what's left of that storm system has moved off into new england, bringing showers for them up to this monday morning start. for us this low to mid-70s through the noon hour, a high of 80 degrees. umbrellas, leave them at home. forget about them for now. a beautiful start to tomorrow. more on the accu-weather forecast coming up. good morning everybody. we are going to go outside. i'm going to show you a look at the grand central parkway westbound some construction cleared as you head over into the bqe. highlighting the maps the eastbound side of the grand central out toward laguardia. an accident reported there so watch out for slowdowns.
road, downed wires, thru-way moving okay no problems heading toward the tappan zee bridge on the thru-way. george lincoln and holland off to a really nice start and the upper east hudson river crossings moving smoothly. no problems long island railroad, jersey transit and metro north. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you. 53:00. still ahead on eyewitness news what caused a driver to slam into a group of people enjoying an outdoor trib beauty show. how a toddler survived after she was trapped beneath
. a 74-year-old driver confused the brakes with the gas medal and drove onto the packed floor. police have not decided whether to file charges against the driver. a new report says pills found in prince's mansion after his death had been mislabeled. pills marked as hydrocodone actually contained the more powerful opioid fentanyl. than morphine. prince had so much of the drug in his system he had no chance of surviving. a mother got the scare of her life when her toddler disappeared under an overyou turned boat. 23-month-old kennedy broussard was crying from somewhere beneath the capsized boat.
very light cry. >> i kept praying to god and we got lucky. it is a miracle. a complete miracle that everything worked like it did. >> wow. kennedy had been wearing a life jacket and was floating in an air pocket. >> very, very lucky parents. very, very lucky little girl. 5:43. meteorologist amy freeze in for bill evans. >> reporter: ken, michelle what a great shot here. beautifu up over the city, now we are going to see a lot of sunshine and it is going to be difficult to find clouds here over the next couple of days, we have such a beautiful weather pattern in place. north winds creating a very dry atmosphere. 70 degrees in central park, winds calm. coming out of the northwest for the afternoon. the humidity drop is the first thing you are going to notice. makes for a breezy, very comfortable afternoon. this is a super stretch of
middle of next week. a slow warm up beginning on wednesday and the heat and humidity follow by the end of the week. nice break here. radar estimated rainfall totals areas in inch of rainfall. we did get some areas that got a nice soaking last night. all that rain has moved off, the front completely out of here up into new england. we are replacing the storminess and even the heat and humid with this kind of weather. sunshine, low 80s. for you today. same for islip. it is going to be a wonderful day today and tomorrow to be on the beach. enjoying the waterfronts. no concerns over any sort of threatening weather. a breeze coming up, up to 15, 20 miles per hour at times. if you are doing boating, watch out for that. fiona, low pressure system, here's the projection. keeping our eye close on the tropics though. we are watching the tropics for
the next couple of weeks as a couple of tropical waves have formed. lots of sunshine. we'll let the futurecast roll right through tuesday afternoon. everything looks good. wednesday it is a sunny start and not only the beginning returning to warmer temperatures. tomorrow temperatures in the low 80s as well. the next couple of nights is going to be window open kind of weather, meaning that you could just have the refreshing breeze come in, it cools you off. a lot more fall like than summer like. the comfort means all the difference in allowing for us to rejuvenate for the day. 88 thursday and friday. 8 on saturday. sunshine and clouds sunday with a high of 86. you guys we kind of had to dodge showers over the weekend. saturday the north shore of long island, a little micro climate set up there, 2 to 4 inches of rainfall, incredible,
and storms came through so it sort of cleanses the atmosphere out. for now it is dry. >> overall though, this has been an awesome summer. >> the timing has been good on the weekends, you have to admit. there has been portions of every wendy you can get out and do something. nothing has been a total wash. >> absolutely. >> i thought that was just for us. >> i wish. i wish. >> debby how has your summer been going? >> reporter: it has been great and happy anniversary to my parents. >> say the 55 years of wedded police. >> that's awesome. >> that is great. >> reporter: we are off to a nice start this morning on the roads as we head out to the grand central parkway, westbound by q gardens, moving okay here. once you get to laguardia it is an accident. this is the map here on the grand central parkway west right at laguardia, an accident being cleared from that stretch. we'll keep an eye on that for you.
downed wires to watch for. tappan zee bridge moving smoothly. hudson river crossings off to a really nice start as well, and no problems as you head over to the white stone or rfk. going outside to our web cam, a look at the l.i.e. through suffolk county no problems to report this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back to you michelle, ken. 5:46. manhattan legend. a look back at the life and legacy of irving fields, next. a little boy's heartwarming mission to help the flood victims in louisiana.
. a midtown icon who tickled the ivories for decades will be laid to rest tomorrow .10 1- year-old irving fields was a favorite on 58th street adenine know's where he played the piano and created fusion albums, a combination of jewish his recipe for a long life was to do something you love. it is 5:50. the louisiana state government says more than 60,000 homes have been damaged in last week's catastrophic flooding and that number could go up. the number of damaged homes spiked 50% from last week. the red cross says the flooding in louisiana is the nation's worst disaster since superstorm sandy in 2012. instead of presents, cake
louisiana celebrated his ninth birthday by helping others. carson just showed up at the homes of strangers with all that food in hand. >> we are going to give them lunch so they don't have to stop what they are we are going to deliver pizzas to neighborhoods that have flooded. >> for a 9-year-old to even think to help people, it is amazing. >> what a good kid. a huge success because when the community found out what carson was doing they decided to help simple. they ended up delivering 363 pizzas throughout the laugh yet area. >> hashtag flood the love. >> wasn't that nice for people who lost everything. 5:51. still ahead on eyewitness news on this monday morning, new video in showing the damage left behind from a destructive storm just to our north.
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we have a little bit of sun in lower manhattan. 70 in central park, a of 60s showing up in the bushes. a refreshing air mass in place. crisp air, breezy at times. air quality is good. uv index rating at a 7 today, which is still high. pollen moderate to high. a lot of bright sunshine, not just today but tomorrow as well. temperatures will be easy to take. low 80s, sunny and pleasant. here's the warm up. mid-80s by wednesday and almost to 90 by the time we led into
half in a row i think of pleasant days before really muggy air comes back. the latest on the commute this morning? >> reporter: good morning amy. good morning everybody. this is the grand central parkway westbound volume mading toward laguardia. as we go to the maps, grand central parkway westbound accident blocking one lane. here's a look at the westbound and no problems to report there. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back over to you. 5:55. police believe a stabbing in nassau county may have been triggered by road rage. 20-year-old brian amar got into a fight while both were in their cars yesterday morning at hicksville. the victim got out of his car and walked over to amar's
doctors expect the victim will be okay. amar faces assault and weapons charges. two people have been charged in the death of a penn state professor. police arrested 32-year-old danielle guyer saturday night. guyer and 39-year-old georgeishler were charged. they plotted to kill bettic financially from his new will. we are closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, three families, torn apart by a horrific crash that occurred in suffolk county on long island. among the victims, a 10-year- old boy on the way to his birthday party. a live report with what caused this horrible wreck. today we should learn more about a deadly police shooting
and why one of the nation's top health experts thinks the zika virus may be spreading beyond florida, and that that could occur in the very near future. lots of weather to talk about ask not talk about as we breathe deeply. 70 degrees and it actually feels like 70 degrees. meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill evans, as we show you a nice sunrise over the beautiful city. she's got the exclusive accu- r wants 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 stop & shop's nature's promise brand. great prices on over 800 items.
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died in a 3- car collision that shut down the long island expressway for hours as several victims recover. we are hearing from family members who are just shocked by the sudden loss. bullets fly during a house party in connecticut. 13 people were shot. new details on the suspects, still on the run. and the scandal she cannot seem to avoid. a key decision into hillary clinton's e-mails could be made today. morning everyone. i'm michelle charles in for lori stokes. and i'm ken rosato. meteorologist amy freeze in for the accu-weather forecast. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning ken and michelle. absolutely beautiful out there, as the sun is coming up, it is basically shining off the buildings. from brooklyn into lower manhattan the current temperature in central park 69