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it's 4:30, 51 degrees on this thursday, november 12th. some rain headed back. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment but first, breaking news, a major police investigation underway in newark. >> we are hearing arab ring leader attempt may have led to a police-involved shooting. janelle burrell is live in newark with more on that for us. >> reporter: yeah, chris, it was quite the scare for workers at this station here at the corner of washington and court streets in downtown newark. they were robbed by armed robbers at gun point around 12:45 this morning. two men, one wearing a mask armed with a hand gun came in
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demanding they turnover cash from the register. as the suspects were threatening to shoot, they say a newark police officer who sometimes stops by the gas station happened to be in the area and another attendant flagged him down and told the officer what was going on and they say the officer ordered the suspect to drop the gun. when the suspect refused, they say that's when the cop fired one shot, injuring the suspect in the torso area. he was quickly taken into custody as was the second have a gun. thankfully, all of the attendants here at the gas station are fine. incident. police have since cleared the scene but they are collecting evidence for much of the night. so far, charge are pending against those suspects. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. and to another breaking
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story, an assault by iraqi fighterring. video just in shows the battle in progress. they are trying to retake the strategic town in northern iraq. isis overran the town last year which caused tens of thousands to flee. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s with john elliott. >> good morning chris and mary. we're going to play misty for you this morning. the roadways are damp. a little bit of fog out there. i mean the fog has been in and out. you're going to be driving in and out of the fog this morning. 51, the it will be a wee bit warmer today. a hint of a south wind. the it's going to be hard to hit 0 and we will deal with showers. -- hit 60 and we will deal with showers. morning commute should be relatively okay. we get showers mid-day and it should shape up for the afternoon commute. we are going to see the system push through today.
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so showers midday and then we will see some windy changes into friday. 59 the high with showers midday. sure, i was rocking out last night at the prudential center but what about the weekend coming up? we have the forecast. good morning. if you are traveling this morning, you will be doing some head banging but because you'll be in frustration. the goethals is a better option this morning. and a live look farther north at the new jersey turnpike, it's clear on 78, 1 and the and garden at a time parkway. and the hudson river crossing, george washington delay-free. lower level ez pass only until 6:00. and lincoln and holland flowing freely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. over to you. >> thank you. busted again, police say a man is notorious enjoying trains and buses for joyrides is under arrest.
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the 50-year-old was caught behind the wheel of a stolen greyhound bus yesterday. police say he took the bus from the port authority terminal. investigators say he has 25 prior arrest related to the transit system. much more in the next half hour. the nypd cracking down on dangerous driving after a string of recent traffic fatalities the. the department launched the initiative to put a stop to dangerous habits including driving. an investigation is underway into the murder of a pick. the 35-year-old michael wright's body was found in the back of a lexus suv tuesday morning in brooklyn. he lived in new jersey. week. a manhunt underway this morning after police say a marine was slashed outside a manhattan bar.
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8:00 on 52nd street and 2nd avenue. police say the marine was slashed in the shoulder after getting into the fight. he is expected to be okay. two people are under arrest this morning accused of shining a laser into our news chopper. and there were similar incidents affecting other aircraft as well. chopper 2 was over a brooklyn neighborhood when the pilot saw the laser light bouncing around inside the cockpit. >> when we were looking in there, we got laserred, same time nypd was right next to us. so they hovered above the place. a green laser. >> an nypd helicopter responded and officers on the ground were able to track the raiser to -- the laser to the back of a building and they arrested two other men. and two other helicopters reported being hit. now to the deadly house
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explosion in elizabeth, new jersey. investigators say it was gas related that brought down the multi-family home. cellphone video captured the moment the blast shook the neighborhood. one person was killed. 15 others were injured, two critically. the explosion also damaged 10 surrounding buildings. >> i could hear my wife screaming, my son crying. she had just taken him out of the bedroom and it's directly across the street from the house that exploding. tyrone howard is charged in the murder of nypd officer randolph holder last month. holder was shot in the head in east harlem as he and other officers responded to reports of gunfire. 30-year-old howard has been arrested more than two dozen times since the age of 13. the family of a man meets with reporters today.
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carried by a police officer accidentally discharged in a stairwell. his family will announce a vigil planned for the one year anniversary of his death. the trial is due to begin in january. he is facing charges. police say they have few leads in the murder that stunned the horse country of northern westchester county. on monday, 38-year-old lois colley was found dead on her estate in north salem. police say there was no sign of forced entry. the only thing missing was a small fire extinguisher. the case has north salem residents on edge. >> i want to believe it's isolated and something connected to the family or something going on but it really doesn't happen around here so it's quite troubling. >> colley's husband eugene made his fortunate owning dozens of mcdonald's franchises. now some republicans are criticizing hillary rodham clinton for her response to a
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voter's con traffic lights verbal comment about carly fiorina. >> she says she's a great ceo. every time i see her on tv i want to reach through and strangle her. -- tv, i want to reach through and strangle her. i know that doesn't sound very nice. >> i wouldn't mess with you. >> the clinton campaign said the comment was a joke. a republican national committee said jokes about acts of violence against women are in poor taste. celebrations were held around the country yesterday to mark veterans day. thousands lined 5th avenue for the 96th annual america's parade honoring veterans for bravery and service. the empire state building was lit up in red, white and blue. president barack obama observed veterans day in arlington national cemetery where he laid
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>> this day and every day, we thank you, god bless our veterans and your families and god bless the united states of america. >> the holiday dates back the 1918, the official end of world war i. now 4:39. why a growing number of women are still living with mom and dad. and also, go ahead and submit your roster, fandual and draftking say it's business as usual despite the ban order here in new york state. before the count down runs out or you will lose your files forever. >> a technology nightmare. your data held hostage by hackers. >> find out how to better protect your personal information online. here we go weather-wise. should be the final round of wet weather today for the next few days because the whipping winds will blow it away friday into saturday. saturday's going to be cold. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. fortunately, many have found a different
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we welcome back you back. iowa residents are hit with a line of powerful, fast moving storm, tornadoes with 60 to 70 miles per hour gusts were also reported. and more than 6,000 customers lost power yesterday after the weather brought down pow we line -- down power lines. a walmart store reported part of a roof had caved in. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, you said yesterday that there was going to be massive storms out there. >> and we are going to reap those winds starting tomorrow into saturday, feeling it still on sunday. and the worst of the temperatures will be saturday but you're really going to start to feel the winds on friday. it's all connected. the showers today just ahead of that. you can see that on the big composite radar and satellite. numbers, the clouds keeping the numbers close the together. there's more variety. and 45, this is tony.
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and some interesting historical fun facts, first meteor shower recorded on this date in 1779. and both anthony and gene talking about this, not only the readings in the 50s but in 1954, ellis island closed after processing over 12 million immigrants since 1892. how many have connections to ellis island? and les has a prediction, he is predicting his rainfall guess for today is .21. some folks additional rain today, maybe .10 to .25. there was a lot of variety with the last system that pushed through. and we are going to see rain in middle part of the day. and around the area right now, there's fog. pockets of fog. a little more widespread a few hours ago. but what happens is, you approach the sunrise hour and the temperature dips a little bit and hits the dew point and you see more fog. numbers around the area, again
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45 to 54. one of those flip days where that's the spread from monticello to edison. these numbers compared to yesterday, it's on average about the same. today. some may hit 60. others will just be right around 55. that's going to be the spread this afternoon. this is what i'm talking about. the low clouds and fog here. low. front in front of that. cold air seeping in behind that. so a little bit of variety and drama weather-wise today. much of the commute, you're okay. into the middle part of the day, that's when we see the showers. for the most part, it's light to maybe moderate rain. and afternoon commute looks a little bit better. and let's play some football. there's a chance for a passing shower during the game but that's about it because you got to remember it's a northwest wind filling in so it's cold enough -- [ gasping ] -- for a
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little snow flake here or there. that's all i'm saying because air. worst of it will be saturday. 51, won't feel like it though, looking at 30 to 50 miles per hour. so a blustery one. and look who just blew in, alex >> thanks. on the roadway, nothing like that to report here. 5:00. ride. and a live look, this is the at washington avenue. no issues in this area. northern state and southern state are also clear for you. and the trend continues on the whitestone bridge. delay-free at all three of the hudson river crossings. and the trend continues for mass transit. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary, back to you. >> thank you. if you're just waking up, a quick look at some of the stories making news this morning. a white student at the university of missouri accused of making online threat against
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black students and faculty is expected in court today. the 19-year-old hunter park allegedly threatened to open fire on the main campus. he was arrested yesterday on another campus about a hundred miles away. fandual and draftkings are vowing to fight efforts by the new york attorney general to shut them down the. he says the companies are running illegal sports betting operations. the the companies say fantasy sports involve skill, not chance. suffolk county officials hold another public hearing today on red light cameras there. are claims that yellow lights have been shortened to boost the number of tickets. the head of the traffic violations agency is expected to appear at the morning's hearing beginning at 10:00. on the money watch, stock futures are higher after markets lost ground on wednesday. a report of slumping sales at macy's pushed retail stocks lower. and energy stocks also declined. the dow jones industrial average lost 55 points.
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the s&p 500 lost over 6. and now speaking of macy's, the department store chain has signed a deal with lens crafter, the largest eye maker. they are set to open 500 retail outlets inside may international space station's nationwide. the first -- inside macy's nationwide. they're already home to branches of sunglass hut. and a record number of young american women are living with their parents or other relatives. 36% of women ages 18 to 34 lived with family in 2014. that beats the record set back in 1940. delayed marriage and higher college attendance are given as reasons. 42% of men in that same age group said they live with their parents or other relatives. and that's 5% lower. >> that homemade cooking.
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americans to be on alert by a growing scam. >> hijackers are hacking computers and holding them hostage. >> reporter: leia couldn't believe it when her entire computer froze. >> whoever hacked my computer had complete access. >> reporter: hackers locked all her files and she received a pop-up ransom note like this one demanding payment and it came with a count down clock. >> pay this before this count down runs out or you will lose your files forever. >> reporter: the pop-up she received is a locker but the scam is global and it comes in different forms. it's called ransomware. >> you're stuck. this is it. you can't get further until you follow the hackers instructions to pay them the ransom. >> reporter: cyber security expert scott says the ransom demands range from $200 to
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be payed in an untraceable online currency. >> it's very hard to catch the hackers. >> reporter: it's not just personal computers. businesses, school district, even police departments have been hit with the uncrackable code. police in massachusetts handed over $750 to set their system free. >> that's scary. >> reporter: miller refused to pay the $800 ransom and lost all of her files. a technician wiped the computer clean so she could start the over. >> i lost a sense of security. >> reporter: she's taken measures to protect herself. experts say it's important to update antivirus software and back-up data but she worries the hackers could return. >> it happened out of nowhere. and i don't necessarily know if or when it will happen again. >> frightening. >> yeah. it is 4:49. still to come, tony heads to washington heights for this week's dining deal. and "the late show with stephen colbert" making history. the special episode being
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planned for super bowl sunday. and another two of traffic and weather on the 2s -- and
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weather on the 2s is next. sounding great on the late show last night. this is blame it on me. and you know, john, we don't want to say anything but with all the rain -- we will talk to you in a minute, traffic and weather on the 2s. it's a big reason for late night fans to stay up late. a special edition of the late show will follow super bowl l. cbs 2 news at 11:00 will air after colbert. you can catch super bowl l and all the laughs on february, 7th right here. >> that's huge. >> yeah. >> dynamite choice, i think. >> wow.
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a lot of laughs for sure. >> coveted spot. >> both great, but what a way to the like stamp, you know, there they are. >> it's going to be a huge event. you think the other super bowls get publicity? speaking of football, prompter phil wants to know, jet, jets, jets. there's a chance for a shower tonight but most of the rain is going to be in the middle part of the day. hold on to the hats. it's going to be cooler this weekend, blustery chill and a bright ending, much like my college career. warmer sunday into monday. there's the low. you can see it stretching all the way down to the gulf and behind it. yeah, that cold air just waiting the take over. that's this weekend. >> okay. thank you. how about the commute, alex? >> really just construction. on the bayonne bridge, it's closed in both directions for that construction. another 10 minutes or so we should see that closure. but stick to the goethals and
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the inbound brooklyn still closed as well for construction until 6:00. stick with the battery tunnel or manhattan or williamsburg bridges for a smoother ride. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> all right. thank you. the time is now 4:54. in the next half hour, the police union takes its contract fight to gracey mansion. and the double meaning behind a new sculpture of the brooklyn bridge. and pasta, tony is next with today's dining deal. a little carb loading here on this thursday morning.
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it is 5:00 and 51 degrees on this thursday morning, november 12th. the rain moves back into the area. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment for you. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi.
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our top story, breaking news in newark, a robbery suspect shot and wounded by a police officer. >> it happened after a gas station hold-up. janelle burrell has new information, live in newark for us this morning. >> reporter: yeah, chris, we can report that two suspects are in custody but certainly a frightening morning for the attendants here at the sunoco here on washington and court street here in downtown newark. all of this unfolded around 12:30 this morning. they tell us that two gunmen came in demanning cash and at the same time, a newark police officer just happened to be walking by. another clerk was able to flag down the officer who ordered that suspect to drop the gun. when he refused, that's when the officer fired once at the suspect. >> point the gun on us, you know, to give them the money. >> reporter: they wanted the money? >> yeah, they wanted the money.
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standing behind so my friend opened up. after that, one friend told the police outside. and the police came over here telling him to drop the gun down, drop the gun. if you don't drop the gun, i'll shoot you. >> reporter: and now that suspect never had the opportunity to fire. he was shot once in the chest and he was taken to university hospital. his accomplice was taken into custody and no one else was injured. the clerk here tells me that less than two weeks ago on halloween night, they were robbed by two other men, they believe two different suspects who got away with the entire cash register. for the two suspects in this case, charges against them are pending this morning. reporting live this morning from newark, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> hey, thanks, chris. hi everybody. a little bit of out there, misty as well.
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rain on the way, midday. much of the commute just in and out pockets of fog. the light wind doesn't help to blow away the gray. green on the screen, it will be on the scene. time right now, it's a daytime event. it should improve during the course of the afternoon commute and you're spared for the morning drive as well. just watch out. still slick with the wet leave, 59 the high today. 53:03 5:30 -- 5:03 in the morning. in jersey city, the right lane is blocked. it's at country road due to police activity. not seeing major delays yet through the area but anticipate that as you make your morning ride. and the grand central parkway moving well at laguardia airport. eastbound all clear to the l.i.e. and to those had you had con river crossing, you are -- and to those hudson river crossing, you are delay free.
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some company through the tolls. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you. >> thank you. another breaking news from the middle east. this morning kurdish fighters have launched an assault to take back down a town controlled by isis. the kurds are backed by u.s.- led air campaigns. they are trying to retake the town of sinjar in northern iraq. isis overran the town last year which prompted the u.s. to launch the first air strikes against those militants. a man notorious for taking trains and buses is under arrest again this morning. >> reporter: well, chris and mary, the 50-year-old has such a lengthy rap sheet of transit related crime, he has his own wick media page.
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here at the port authority and drove it to brooklyn. he said nothing as police officers walked him out of the 78th station house in park slope last night. >> did you tell police you were going to steal a plane next? >> reporter: police sources say he told detectives he planned to steal a plane next but before that could happen, investigators busted him for allegedly stealing this greyhound bus. police say he took the latest joyride yesterday, hopping on the bus after it aarrived at the port authority at 11:00 a.m. from philadelphia. it was supposed to leave for virginia around 2:15 p.m. but investigators say around 1:30, a greyhound supervisor noticed the bus was missing and notified headquarters in texas which pinged it in brooklyn. a spokesperson says, quote, because all of our coaches are aequipped with gps tracking mechanisms, the bus was recovered quickly.
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counterterrorism shield and id. no one else was onboard. this is far from his first brush with the law. this video is from just one of his prior arrests. he's got more than two dozen of them including in 204 for attemped -- in 2004 of a long island railroad train and 2010, he was arrested for stealing a trailways bus from a depot in hoboken. and he was paroled back in 2013 after his attorney and the district attorney worked out a deal for him to get behavior therapy. as of last night, he was awaiting arraignment on a slew of charges including grand larceny and impersonating a police officer. reporting live this morning outside the port authority, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. an investigation is underway into the murder of a former new york knick draft pick, 35-year-old michael wright.
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his body was found in the back of a lexus suv in brooklyn on tuesday. wright lived in new jersey. he was reported missing last week. happening today, pretrial motions will be heard in the case of a woman accused in the drowning of her fiance. she is facing second degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death. she allegedly admitted to tampering with his kayak on the hudson river back in april. we are told the time frame for the trial could be set today and there may be discussion of an interview she did last week with a network news program in which she denied any role in his death. this morning, nypd officers continue to work without a contract. yesterday they staged a demonstration outside gracey mansion. [ chanting ] >> the officers chanted their rage at mayor de blasio over what union leaders call an insufficient pay raise.
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a proposal gives officers a 1% raise etch year over a two-year period. police chief bratton said it was the decision of the union president to use an arbitrator but union officials say that the raise isn't enough. >> while they're offering a 1% below inflation rate, crime is on the rise. >> you roll the dice and he lost on his roll of the dice. >> police officers have been working without a contract since 2010. mayor de blasio is headed to queens for a town hall meeting focusing on education in jackson heights for the invitation-only event. it will be his second public meeting since he took office in 2014. it begins tonight at 7:00. and mayor de blasio will also attend a memorial service in queens this morning marking the 14th anniversary of the crash of american airlines flight 587. the jetliner went down in the rockaways on november 12th, 2001, shortly after take-off from kennedy airport.
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all 260 onboard and five people on the ground were killed. last year the mayor angered relatives of crash victims when he arrived about 20 minutes late for the memorial. time is now 5:09. a new campus protest in new york state. and a teenage boy being hailed a hero for keeping his cool while his dad was taking on a burglar in their home. we will tell you about his brave call to police. yo! >> it's oy! >> and one sculpture, two letters and two different meetings. why it depends on where you're looking from. >> kind of a yoyo. another wet day today. and blustery this weekend. umbrella the middle part of the day. you need to stick around.
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1 minutes past the hour. we have some clouds and rain today. traffic and weather on the 2s, let's get the latest from john. >> the good thing is, commute just a little misty and foggy. it's the middle part of the day when you're behind the desk toiling away, that's when you see the rain and better in the afternoon. and i did get bruce adams from
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zoo with everything except anchovies today. and i doubted him but i checked and it's correct. we have misty conditions and fog in the area and all you need is a degree or two of cooling and you will see more fog. so that will slow you down a bit. and then you have the damp roadways and sidewalks. my driveway, that horrible angle. slippery out there. take care of yourself. winds are variable at 5 miles per hour. and looking up like mike on camera two, he says i'm not raking yet, not me, not me, i live on long island. the wind this weekend is really going to do a number on a lot of the leaves so watch out for that. that's what he sounds like. we have 49 for the jersey shore. and numbers around the area and farther upstate and into the lakes, still hanging on to the 40s and 50s. and you can and you can actually see with the temperature map, the definition of this area of low pressure that brought so much devastation and wind damage to
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well now it's weaken somewhat. the focus of the energy pulling off to the northeast. this is going to affect parts of ontario and then upstate new york and new england too. our rain comes midday and then kind of the second chapter will be the wind that fills in behind that. saturday. relatively quiet for the west. another round of showers today. and then overnight tonight, that wind starts to fill in. and you're going to hear it whipping tomorrow. a gusty finish to the week. northwest winds usher in bright blue skies. and then saturday, windy. saturday the high of 51. that's academic man because with the wind, 25 to 35 to possibly 45 miles per hour. it's going to feel colder than that. it's busy weather. showers midday today and 59. and that 59 is still above normal. and then we see this wind kind of take over. the numbers dip to 51 on
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saturday. and then what a turn around, sunday looks and feels better. and even into the first part of back. of everything. and she has seen it all. here's alex. >> thank you. if you are traveling in blocked. it's northbound at county road due to police activity. no delays getting through the area yet. but you will encounter the flashing lights. and a live look showing a clear ride on route 80. moving well in both directions at union boulevard. and smooth sailing on route 46, 202 and the garden state parkway. and 71st street moving well and the west side highway is also clear. and mass transit, path trains, new jersey the transit on or close to schedule. and subway are clear too. and your smart phone and other digital devices will soon be working at more underground stations.
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transit executives will make the announcement today at the 161st street station in the bronx and they are marking the latest phase of installing wireless and voice data capability and 37 additional subway stations. so if you use it as an excuse, not anymore. >> thank you so much. family on long island shaken up after a violent home invasion. >> it happened tuesday night. a man says he was being brutally attacked when his teenage son heard the commotion and came to his rescue. >> not going to steal from my family. not going to steal from my community. and i did what i had to do. >> reporter: in this usually crime-free uniondale neighborhood, the victim who agreed to go on camera but did not want his name used said he was getting ready for bed when he heard a window cracking and found himself in the middle of a violent home invasion. >> curtains was blowing where he took the window out. he got to fighting. i drug him upstairs.
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he grabbed the paddle and tried hit me. i took him down. >> reporter: police say a 19- year-old with a welt on his forehead began pummeling the father with a wooden paddle, slamming his happeneds to his chest and demanning cash and valuables. the son heard the commotion and sprung into action, dialing 911. >> i did listen to the call, okay. the 15-year-old was very, very calm throughout the whole thing. it lasted about seven minutes. and he gave appropriate identification and exactly where the individual was in the home. >> reporter: police rushed to adam court to make the arrest, calling for an ambulance for the homeowner and calming local residents. >> i'm glad they caught him. >> reporter: a family was just returning from a wedding. >> when it's random like that, it disturbs you. >> very scary. >> reporter: and he says that's why he has an alarm system and surveillance cameras. everyone here is grateful the son responded so well.
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>> police say the alleged thief was found with $500 worth of glass knickknacks from the victim's family stuffed in his pocket. he is being held on $150,000 bail. film maker spike lee is speaking out against criticism that his latest film about gang violence. >> it's ground zero. and i've always been a believer and i will go to my grave believing this, that art can affect change. >> it will get a limited release in theaters on december 4th followed by a streaming release on amazon. the movie is inspired by an ancient greek play with a similar plot. 18 minutes past the hour. up next, the brooklyn statue that will have you doing a double take. and the knick's big rookie with a huge last-minute shot.
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wait till you see the highlights. and another check of traffic and weather on the 2s.
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welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. 51 degrees for you. traffic and weather on the 2s, let's get over to you, john. >> thank you, mary. we do have clouds and fog in the area right now. there's a line of showers pushing through. like a stray shower and then midday, we see this filling in. morning commute for much of the area, you're fine. just a little damp. it's the middle part of the day where you see the passing shower. 55 to 60 on average around the area. i think 59 in the city. fine. it's going to be blustery. it will be a passing shower possible. but 53 as we get things underway just to the west. and then get ready for the weekend, saturday only 51. and the winds are going to be whipping. it's a little damp right now. what other headaches do you have? >> yeah, if you're traveling,
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there's a 45 miles per hour speed restriction on the tappan zee bridge. just light rain in the area. you can see some of that haze out there. not really affecting the ride, just take your speeds slower than normal here. and the live drive speed maps. the l.i.e. to the city will take about 23 minutes. and traveling on the van wyck northbound from jfk, well to bronx, about a 16 minute ride. not too bad. and staten island expressway, into staten island into brooklyn, smooth sailing for you. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you. >> thank you. time now for your cbs 2 wfan update. and tonight the jets and bills with a thursday night match-up at met life stadium. game night starting at 8:30. otis livingston will be instudio. and a live report as rex ryan returns to met life stadium.
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and hoops, the 3-1 knicks on the road in carolina, down two when they started to come on strong. the knicks opened up a 10-point lead. couldn't miss. he was unstoppable. but easy come, easy go. tied at 39-93 with two seconds left. and the hornets take the lead with .6 seconds left. that's enough to get a final shot off after the time-out. and how about the stop and pop for the rookie and he got it! how about that finish! wait a second. >> what happened? >> they waved it off. he didn't get it off in time. no basket by a. the knicks fall short. >> that one hurt. >> heart breaker. nets looking for the first win in houston. a buzzard beater that actually counts. by .10, the knicks could have used that tenth, right?
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break and then pulling away. and he capped the three, put a win in the books for the nets, 106-98. >> there you government the nets get their first win of the year. congratulations. and two letters of the alphabet bring two distinctly new york expressions to life in a brooklyn park. >> an artist's sculpture has plenty of people talking. >> reporter: from manhattan, this spells -- >> yo. >> yo. >> yo. >> reporter: as in -- >> yo, what you doing. >> reporter: but from brooklyn it spells -- >> oy. >> oy. >> it's an expression of exasperation. >> reporter: the artist says she was inspired by her new york jewish up bringing to the put her twist on the 1962 painting of the word oif. >> it came to me. i made a painting. it was up in the gallery in chelsea. and a friend of mine said, i passed by and saw the painting.
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and i said, i think i should paint that. >> reporter: and she did. she wanted to see the two words together and in 3d so she created a small sculpture. and she was commissioned to create this 8 by 17-foot aluminum version. it's already a hit. >> it is very clever. but typical of life. it's what your perspective is. >> i think it's a good conversation piece. >> reporter: she says it doesn't matter which side you see from or which word resinates more with you, she just hopes people identify with her artwork. >> i think that's what we want out of our culture and what we want out of art and out of the world around us, to see ourselves. >> reporter: the sculpture will be on display at brooklyn bridge park through august. cbs 2 news. >> that's a great idea prefer the oy or the yo? >> i love them both. but today, oy.
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all right. the time is now 5:26. police opened fire on two armed robbers during a gas station hold-up in newark overnight. we will have a live report coming up. a queens man well known for a slew of transit related crimes has another one to add to his rap sheet according to investigators, stealing a greyhound bus from the port authority. i'll have the latest coming up. and here's something i can associate with, have you ever taken a selfie but it doesn't look quite right. the five fool-proof tricks to capture the perfect moment. cbs 2 news this morning continues right after this. blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale is back... plus 1! woo-hoo! right now buy one get one at half price
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arrested again, a man known for taking trains and buses on joyrides is accused of stealing a greyhound bus from the port authority bus terminal. and hundreds of people packed on to a plane, so what annoys you most about flying. there's a new speeding and it ranks the top complaints by fliers. it is just out. i am chris wragge. >> and i am mary calvi along with john elliott and alex denis. good morning to the both of you. >> we're going to talk about the pet peeves. what annoys you about flying? >> loud people. >> where to the start? >> mine's the guy with the bag and i'm like, it's not going to fit overhead. >> so true. >> mine is the guy with the bag who hits you in the head with the bag as he's going by. there's people here. >> the thing that drives me crazy, on the intercom say we're going to be boarding passengers and all of a sudden, everyone rushes up and they're like, sorry, you have to wait. you can't get onboard. >> so what does the survey actually say?
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surveyed and topping the list are the seat kickers. 61% say they can't stand that. >> that's a good one. >> and the close second? >> 59%, inattentive parent, the once not taking care of the kids. >> it's not that they're inattentive -- >> shhh, shhh. >> number three, smelly passengers. >> okay. >> and how about a little hygiene. >> right. >> oh, and other, people playing music too loudly, drink too much, carrying too much stuff. and they asked how would you respond to this and more than half say they'll just sit there and suffer in silence. >> probably best. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's bring in john. you know, you don't do anything that annoys us which is really nice about you. >> well, i'm 4'11", sitting in the little booster seat and i'm fine. the little captain's wings. here's the deal. taking flight today, you have showers midday. and as you take flight over the
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to be a big story, airports from chicago, detroit, down through cleveland and down farther to the south, a lot of wind affiliated with the storm. so we could see flight delays. clouds and fog and 52 right now. and one little batch of showers on the way. and then we see another batch of a little bit more significant shower coverage midday. and morning commute, afternoon commute, not that bad. it's, yeah, right around noon where we start to see this fill in. we are going to see a little bit of flooding around the area. we will talk about a coastal flood advisory kicking in about half an hour as well. >> thank you. let's get to the commute. >> yeah, overall, pretty smooth ride out there. on the george washington bridge, moving well. inbound lower level ez pass only until 6:00. and moving now into queens where the belt parkway is in both directions, just past jfk airport. but we have subway issues at avenue j, coney island-bound q trains on the n line from
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dekalb avenue to coney island. now alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> thank you. breaking news in newark. a gas station hold-up leads to a police-involved shooting. >> the suspect was wounded early this morning. janelle burrell has new information. she is live in newark this morning. >> reporter: well, chris, we confirm for you that two suspects are in custody. one of them at an area hospital after being shot once by police. and all of this unfolding here at this sunoco gas station at the intersection of court and washington street in downtown newark. and believe it or not, the gas station attendants have since re-opened but obviously very shaken by this ordeal. and all of this unfolding around 12:30 this morning. they tell us that two men, one in a mask armed with a gun came in demanding cash. now around the same time, they tell us that a newark police officer who sometimes stops by this gas station happened to be in the area. another clerk saw him and
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flagged him down. one of those clerks spoke with happened next. >> he came to me and say, open the register. so i open this register, there's no money in it. so i came to second register. there's money in it. so he pick the money which is want. the other guy told him, the police officer is coming. so he jumped here, and i heard boom. >> reporter: now that clerk tells us that the suspect was shot once in the chest area. that suspect not even getting opportunity to return fire before police were able to take him down. he was rushed to the university hospital according to the prosecutor's office. the second suspect was taken into custody here at the scene. thankfully no one else was injured but the cashiers here do tell me that less than two
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station, they were robbed by two other men. in that case, those suspects were able to make away with an entire drawer of cash. this morning, charges are pending against the two who are now in custody this morning. reporting live from newark, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. and more breaking news. an assault by kurdish iraqi fighters to take back a town now controlled by isis. video just in to cbs 2 news shows the battle in progress. the kurds are backed by u.s.- led air campaign. they are trying to retake the town of sinjar in northern iraq. isis overran the town last year which caused tens of thousands to flee and prompted the u.s. to launch the first air strikes against the militants. a joyride behind the wheel of a greyhound bus has ended with a ride to jail for a repeat offender. >> the suspect has a long history of taking transit vehicles. andrea grymes is lye from the port authority -- is live from the port authority bus terminal in midtown. >> reporter: well, that's right, chris and mary.
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this man is no stranger to investigators when it comes to those transit related crimes. he is accused of stealing a greyhound bus from the port authority behind me. as of last night, 50-year-old darius mcdoll lumbar of queens was awaiting arraignment on -- mccollum of queens was await arraignment on many charges. darius mccollum said nothing as police officers walked him out of the station house in park slope last night. did you tell police you were going to steal a plane next? >> police sources say he told detectives he planned to steal a plane next but before that could happen, investigators busted him for allegedly stealing this greyhound bus. police say he took his latest joyride yesterday, hopping on the bus after it arrived at the port authority at 11:00 a.m. from philadelphia. it was supposed to leave for virginia around 2:15 in the afternoon but investigators say around 1:30, a greyhound supervisor noticed the the bus
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was missing and notified headquarters in text tex which pinged it in brooklyn. -- in texas which pinged it in a spokesperson says, quote, because all of our coaches are equipped with gps tracking quickly. police caught up with mccollum on 3rd street near union street and he showed them an alleged counterterrorism shield and id. and no one else was onboard. this is far from mccollum's first brush with the law. this video is from one of his prior arrests. he's got more than two dozen of them including in 2004 for attemped theft of a long island railroad train, in 2008 for impersonating a transit worker and in 2010 he was arrested for stealing a trailways bus from a depot in hoboken. and mccollum was paroled back in 2013, part of a plea deal to undergo cognitive behavior therapy. reporting live outside the port authority, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you.
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new this morning a new deal worth billions of dollars has reportedly been reached for the hudson river rail tunnels. federal officials have inked a deal with new york and new jersey to fund the $20 billion project under the agreement the federal government and amtrak would reportedly be responsible for half of the estimated cost. new york and new jersey would split the rest. the daily news also reports the deal includes replacing two amtrak tunnels also used by nj transit that are more than 100 years old. an investigation is underway into a deadly explosion apparently gas related that wrecked a multi- family home in new jersey. cellphone video captured the moment the blast shook that neighborhood. one person was killed and 15 others injured and two critically. and the blast damaged 10 surrounding buildings. and the red cross is helping 11 families left homeless by the explosion. the time is now 5:39.
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pedestrian accidents has the nypd cracking down. plus, a problem with birth control pills leads to more than 100 pregnancies. and now the new moms are taking action. and also tackling concussions. a long island school is testing out new high-tech helmets. and you can connect with us during the show and all morning long. follow us on facebook and on twitter @cbsnewyork. we would love to chat. every sip. the taste uniquely dunkin'. each cup uniquely you.
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hey, holly, and it's a little bit misty there, cool and drizzle. see the shower midday. we've got a passing shower north and west. 46, 46, 47, cooler there. and a lot of folks remembering the closing of ellis island. and also it's chicken soup for the soul day. and mary ellen has 53 in middletown. and it's time to walk the dogs. trust me, they want to go out. i love that dog picture. let's get going. we are going to see showers middle part of the day. so mary ellen has little dogs like me. little buddy, the wind on friday into saturday, she will be like, you know how they like the to smell everything, she will have to stand there and the smells will come to her and i will like have to hold her down so she doesn't blow away. in the city, wind not much of a problem at all. it's not helping to mix away the morning gray. 52 down to about 48. that's the spread.
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so you're only looking at about a four or five degree spread around the area. 50 in wayne right now. huntington at 51. clouds serving to regulate. that's usually the way it is. low and mid-level clouds and you don't see the big temperature spread we can see. this afternoon, right around 59 for a high. 5 to 60 around the area. but remember, around 1:00 in the city, that's when we see the showers. this line holds spot pushes north and east -- holds together and then pushes to the north and east. and behind that, the west, northwest wind. so due the points will lower but you will be dealing with those gusty winds. watch this little line around 8:00 to 9:00, that's sullivan. and by 12:00 to the 1:00, start to see the showers fill in. so middle part of the day, i mean if it's a half-day class or the tiny kid, that mid-day pick-up is going to be wet. and should be better for the afternoon commute. and should be okay for football. friday, brighter and blustery. both friday and saturday, windy days as the front pushes
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through. this has been a big wind maker. and then saturday into sunday, i mean cold. somewhat misleading. the temperature may say 5051 but that will be in the sun. it won't feel like it. the winds kicking in friday and filling in more saturday and cold temperatures overnight saturday into sunday. and quick recovery though sunday into monday, above normal again, next week. always above normal. and exceeding expectation, it's alex. >> not the case for the speed limits. traveling this morning, 45 miles per hour restriction at the tappan zee bridge due to light rain. a little bit of haze too. westchester bound, you have company but you are still moving. the live drive speed map in northern new jersey, route 80 to the george washington bridge, about 33 minutes for the ride. route 287 southbound, about 28 minutes. and now subway issues, due to signal problems at avenue j,
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coney island-bound q trains are running on the n line from dekalb avenue to stillwell avenue. that's one change. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. and while you should always be safe behind the wheel but this morning, the nypd is cracking down on dangerous driving after a string of recent traffic faye at thatalties. the department launched a initiative to put a stop to dangerous habits including speeding and distracted driving. it will see hundreds more officers on patrol dedicated to traffic enforcement. it will last through november 26th. back to you. >> thank you. happening today, suffolk county officials hold another public hearing on red light cameras there. are claims the yellow lights have been shortened to boost the number of tickets. athe hearing, fire chiefs are expected to say that volunteer firefighters have been getting tickets as they race to save lives. the head of the agency is expected to appear at the hearing beginning at 10:00 a.m. more than 100 women say
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unwanted pregnancies and now they are suing. the lawsuit claims birth control pills were incorrectly packaged causing them to take pills with less protection on the wrong days and. the company says it won't comment on the pending lawsuits in. 2011, the fda recalled 3 million of the birth control pills. now the plaintiffs want compensation to cover the cost of raising those children. and in money watch, dunnen doughnuts is getting in on the christmas cup controversy. >> what controversy? jill wagner is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. the markets have lost ground on five of the six last trading days. yesterday the dow fell 55 point. the nasdaq composite dropped 16. and macy stock fell 14% yesterday. it fell with fewer people buying sweaters and coats because of the unexpected warm weather. but macy's expects that sales
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there's good news for shoppers, more mark downs. it was a different story at chinese online retailer which did a record-breaking $14.3 billion in sales on singles day yesterday. they came up with the idea to plan the date 11/11 and turn it into an anti-valentine's day online shopping holiday, aka, an excuse to buy yourself presents. and when the starbucks holiday cup controversy seemed to be settling down, dunkin' donuts rolled out its new christmas cup had is decidedly more festive with wreaths and the word joy. starbucks of course has come under fire from some who say the simple red design has no christmas symbolism. chris and mary. >> all right. thank you. i'm offended by that word joy. >> let the arrest begin. >> we thought the cola wars were big -- >> everybody needs to calm down and drink your coffee.
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are you good at taking selfies? are you? some people have a hard time getting just the right shot. we have the tips and tricks to make your next selfie the perfect selfie guaranteed to get you more likes. >> guaranteed? really. >> yes. but first, otis livingston has the sports update. >> the nets get their first win of the season. the knicks lost to the hornets by two. and the game-winning three was a hair after the buzzard. tonight, the thursday night football game, jets hosting the bills.
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his new team. with football related concussions on the rise, some high schools are turning to high-tech gear to protect their players.
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on long island, the oyster bay high school team now uses helmets fitted with wire lessen source. that instantly notify coaches of potentially dangerous hits. and they have a five-star rating for the physical protection they provide. the cdc says the number of reported concussions and letting coaches know what's happening, the number of concussions has doubledded over the last 10 year. all football players including high schoolers have a 75% chance of suffering a concussion. >> good technology. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning. >> hi, chris. we have a little bit of fog in the area and light rain and mist as well. you can see it on the lens right there. 52 in the city. numbers in the upper 40s to low 50s. first line pushes through north and west, clears and then you see the midday showers. and likely weakening as they head through. behind that, this vigorous low pressure system will tighten the pressure gradient. and that's when we see the wind intensifying friday and saturday.
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dodging drops today midday. 55 to the low 60s around the area. a real quick caveat, coastal flood advisory kicks in about seven minutes till noon. could see minor coastal flooding. just wanted to let you know. she wants you to get there on time, here's alex. >> yeah. in mount vernon, an accident the on the westbound side of the cross county parkway just before the hutch. and we have some subway issues due to signal problems at avenue j. coney island-bound q trains are on the n line from dekalb avenue to stillwell avenue. and the inbound brooklyn bridge mains closed for another 10 minutes or so. stick to the battery tunnel or manhattan bridges. and the bqe northbound is a tad slow as well. so regular rush hour traffic starting to build. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> mary, back to you. >> thank you. a family dog in massachusetts happy to be back home after a frightening fall nearly 30 feet down a well.
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firefighters came to the rescue and the whole thing was caught on camera. buddy, the 2-year-old golden doodle is expected to be okay. >> okay. this selfie designed in websters as a photograph that one has taken of oneself and typically taken with a cellphone and shared on social media. >> selfie has been hashtagged over 240 million times. >> over a million are posted a day. the question is, are you any good at it? if not, jot down these tips. >> let me take a selfie. >> reporter: do you know how to take the perfect selfie? >> no, i'm not very good. and i should have a selfie stick. >> reporter: you give it a shot. and we will give you tips if we think you need them. let's see yours first. according to samsung, over 2 million selfies are posted to social media sites a day. facebook accounts for 48%. inthe gram features over 58
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million and that number is rising faster than our national debt. so maybe you want to turn, motion this way a little bit more. right now, the u.s. trails australia and new york city is in second place behind the philippines for tops in total selfies worldwide. and it's all about the face. according to inthe gram, pictures of faces are 38% likely to receive likes and 32% more likely to attract comments. >> can i take a look? let me see. okay, not bad. >> reporter: pictures are one thing. >> but when it comes to selfies, it's all about the angles, the lighting, the back ground and of course, the filter. celebrities make it look so easy. and they know all the tricks i just mentioned. there's the biebs, the beyonce, the tom, and the taylor. >> let me take a selfie. >> reporter: but don't tell me you don't run into this problem when you try to the take a selfie. >> turn you this way so you
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see the great background. and come up higher. and tilt down 45-degree angle and now let's get your hand up so come down a little bit more at an angle and frame yourself up more. >> you're good at this. >> reporter: right about there. you guys are a good looking couple. that's great. i like it. you like it? >> yeah. >> reporter: great framing across the back. the lighting is good. the angle. you don't have to worry about the double chins. you see. >> i love that. >> reporter: the angle, you've got the chocolate, the background -- >> oh, that's the perfect. so thank you so much. >> reporter: you are welcome. >> thank you. >> doing good everywhere you go. >> a good sport. >> are you available to hire as the selfie coach? >> you know i love taking pictures of you guys. but you got to come in high. got to come in high, folks. >> i can't remember all the things. >> background, group shot are great, if you want the likes and comments, always come in high. we're going to do this reversal, 45-degree angle, you in there?
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there you go. >> all right. >> that's the best. that makes the best selfie, just smile. >> and there are already people liking it, i can feel it. >> look at, that john -- >> i got cut out, it's perfect, it's win-win. >> it's help its if the weather is nice. >> lighting. >> yeah, do fine. text us your selfies. we will tell you if it's good or not. >> we will like them. >> still to come, a scare in the air for a local news helicopter, our own. >> yeah, reportedly hit by lasers. just the late nest a series of incidents -- the latest in a series of incidents. and a billionaire decides to turn a field into a parking spot for a helicopter. whlesoonel
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it is 6:00. 51 degrees on this thursday, november 12th. after a break from the rain, it is back with on and off showers, temperature staying in good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. alex denis and john elliott with traffic and weather on the this morning. breaking news of a police involved shooting in newark. the armed robbery at a gas
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station stopped by an officer and just one bull fret his gun. we will have the incredible story. >> and more breaking news in iraq where a battle is underway to take back a town controlled by isis. darius, did you tell police you were going to steal a plane next? >> he is known for taking plains and buses on joyrides. this time he is accused of taking a bus from the port authority bus terminal. we are live on the story. a former new york knicks draft pick found dead back in the back of an suv in brooklyn after he was reported missing. we have new details on the investigation. reports of lasers shining at helicopters including our own chopper 2. the late nest a series of laser incidents that are disrupting flights. it tastes different, a little bit sparkly. >> doctors are telling us to drink more water and some people think it's too plain and they are turning to carbonated beverages instead but is it
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we will find out still ahead. and stephen colbert should be excited. the late show host has some big news involving the super bowl . time now is 60:00 2 . over to john elliott for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> good morning everybody. a little bit of fog in the area. some light rain and drizzle too and then a few passing showers midday. so take the rain gear or really good coat. now i have a jack wet a hood and that might suffice for some. and then you lose umbrellas all around the tristate. 52, winds variable at 5 miles per hour. and first line of showers pushes through, warren, sussex, orange and sullivan as well. and then that line of showers, we think holds together and that is going to be the hall mark of the midday. so after school activities could still be wet and by the afternoon commute, things shape up. and by lunchtime in the city, 57. 59 your high. and then overnight tonight into
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really going to play more of a key role. we will talk more about that in a bit. she plays a key role every morning right here, here's alex denis. >> thank you. traveling this morning in mount severe annoys non, a crash blocking the right -- mount vernon, we have a crash blocking the right lane just before the hutch. and there's an accident blocking the northbound lane at sea road. something else that may slow down your ride. and we have some subway issues. due to signal problems at avenue j, manhattan-bound q trains are on the n line. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary, back to you. breaking news, a hold-up in newark leads to a long island involved shooting. police say two men tried to rob a gas station at washington and court streets this morning. a station clerk wound up facing a gun.
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>> game to me and say, open the register. so i opened this register. there's no money in it. i came to second register. there's money in it. so he pick the money which is in the safe, he pick what he wants. the other guy told him, the police officer is coming. he jumped here and step on the safe and jump. and i heard boom. >> reporter: a police officer shot and wounded one suspect who was taken to the hospital. a second suspect was also taken into custody. another breaking story right now from the middle east. kurdish fighters have launched an assault to take back a town led by isis. they are trying to retake the town of sinjar in northern iraq. isis overran the town last year which caused tens of thousands to flee and prompted the u.s. to launch the first air strikes by the militants. the pilot was at the controls over brooklyn's park slope neighborhood which
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illuminated the cockpit. >> we got laserred. same time nypd was right next to us. so they hovered above the place. the green laser. >> with the help of the nypd, officers on the ground tracked the raiser to the back of the building on the 900 block of fulton street where they arrested two men. two other news helicopters also reported being hit by lasers. one was near chopper 2 about six miles from laguardia and the other near newark liberty. a man notorious for taking trains and buss for joyrides is under arrest again. >> he was caught behind the legal of a greyhound bus. andrea grymes is live from midtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. 50-year-old darius mccollum of queens has such a lengthy rap sheet, he has his own wikipedia page. and now he has another one to add to the list after he
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allegedly stole that greyhound bus from here at the port authority and drove it to brooklyn. darius mccollum said nothing as police officers walked him out of the 78th precinct station house in park slope last night. >> did you tell police you were going to steal a plane next? >> reporter: police sources say he told detectives he planned to steal a plane next but before that could happen, investigators busted him for allegedly stealing this greyhound bus. police say he took the latest joyride yesterday, hopping on the bus after it arrived at the port authority at 11:00 a.m. from philadelphia. it was supposed to leave for virginia around 2:15 in the afternoon but investigators say around 1:30, a supervisor noticed the bus was missing and notified headquarters in texas which pinged it in brooklyn. a greyhound spokesperson says because all of the buses are equipped with gps, the bus was recovered quickly.
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police caught up with mccollum
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8:00 near the turtle bay bar on 52nd and 2nd avenue. police say he was slashed on the shoulder after reportedly getting into a fight. the case of a woman accused in the drowning of her fiance returns to an orange courtroom. she is facing second degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death. she allegedly admitted to tampering with his kayak on the hudson river in april. we're told a time frame for the trial could be set today and there may be discussion of an interview she did with a news program which she denied any role in the death. the time is now 6:08. another incident involving a drone. >> wait until you see how it disrupted the fun at this giant ferris wheel in seattle. and game over for cade's soccer game in newark after a billionaire turned the field into his own private helipad. don't forget to grab the umbrella or a nice rain jacket.
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wet trip home, particularly early pick-up. and then damp for the games and practices after school. don't go away just yet, traffic
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up. we welcome you back. we have more breaking news in newark. police are investigating a shooting that happened just a little while ago. sources say the victim is an
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he suffered non-life- threatening injuries. the shooting took place at 18th avenue. we have a reporter headed to the scene and we will have a live update in a few moments. it's 612:67:89 time for traffic and weather on the 2s -- it is 6:12. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> thanks, mary. you can see newark, elizabeth, jersey city, bayonne, a little bit of fog, not too bad. visibility isn't impacted that much. cooler readings to the north. ed flirting with 50 but he has some rain on the way. he may see, ed, you might see a passing shower this morning and then some other showers fill in the middle part of your day. and more readings in the 40s through the hudson valley. and 52 for the south shore. and don't forget, a risk of flooding for you. and then 55 here for the jersey shore. and ron has a question. he says, you know, there's a slight breeze now, is this the calm before the storm, yes, yes, yes. it's storm and saturday. that's when we see the wind really fill in. so as charlie hoffman says, you
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wind will play more of a role, not only in our weather but also the good part of the northeast and midwest too. so flight delays and issues with wind could start today around the great lakes and then in our area friday and saturday. in our area right now, it is not that windy. in fact, it's a south wind today to about 25 miles per hour. that warms us up a bit. right now, anywhere from 46 to 52. this afternoon, lunchtime in the city around 57. that's above normal. and 59 your high today. and it's a cloudy day. some showers return around lunchtime. and through the middle part of the work day, the it's better and breezy for the road home. 59 the high today. 76 and 26 the record, neither in jeopardy. and sun sets at 4:41. not a lot of sun to see. this line of showers could push through and charlie and ed and kimberly and bob there, you're going to see some of the showers push through.
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and then the rest of us will be watching this weather. a line of showers midday. don't forget that coastal flood advisory in effect right now until 1:00 p.m. south shore and then coastal connecticut now. again, this is just the morning and midday the high tide cycles where you could see minor flooding. just watch out for that. and weather-wise from the sky, this front pushing through, behind it the wind. it really starts to fill in a gusty finish to the week. brighter skies and blustery. and then saturday is just cold. i mean, it is going to be cold. we've not had that many below normal days in november. definitely going to feel it this weekend. and 51 is misleading cause even if the thermometer says it won't feel that warm. and then get ready for more above normal temperatures next week. what do you need to get ready for for the ride? >> okay. we have changes for you.
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lanes on bronx manhattan-leg of the rfk triborough bridge. and mount vernon, a crash blocking the right lane of the cross county parkway just before the hutch. through the area, anticipate that. and in new jersey, an accident blocking one northbound lane on tunnely avenue at route 3. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary, over to you. >> thank you. san francisco police say a man with a rifle has been shot and killed after officers say he was found pointing the firearm at a hospital. investigators say he climbed on top a construction site when he was killed yesterday. he allegedly opened fire on officers responding to reports of an active shooter. no word yet on a motive. a white student had the university of missouri accused of making online threats to shoot black students and faculty is expected in court today.
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fire on the main campus. park was arrested yesterday on a sister campus that was about 57 miles away. he is charged with making a terrorist threat. mayor de blasio will attend a service in queens this morning marking the 14th anniversary of the crash of american airlines flight 587. the jetliner went down on november 12th, 2001 shortly after take-off from kennedy airport. all 260 people onboard were killed along with five others on the grown. and last year the mayor angered relatives of crash victims when he arrived at the memorial service over 20 minutes late. this morning, police are in seattle are looking for the operator of a drone that crashed into a ferris wheel. it was hit last night and the drone ended up on the dining patio of a neighboring seafood restaurant. police were notified and took custody of the craft. officials say the great wheel was not damaged and no one was hurt. a billionaire now says he is sorry after landing his helicopter on a soccer field
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to play and forcing the match to be canceled. >> reporter: the training academy under 13 team was ready to show off some fancy footwork sunday night, traveling from morris plains for a 7:30 game in newark. >> i was looking forward to playing against a top team in new jersey. >> reporter: but a convenient get-away for a billionaire made for an unexpected interruption. >> like the helicopter just landed and disrupted the game. like i was mad. >> it was bizarre. i don't think it will happen again. >> reporter: the billionaire joshua harris promises it won't. his chopper uses the field at the school as a landing pad, just a few blocks from the prudential center where his new jersey devils play. but a scheduling mix-up meant the chopper landed sunday and sat for more than an hour while the devils played overtime, canceling the youth soccer match. >> the guy traveled a long way. you know, some people traveled
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and these guys invested a lot of time. >> reporter: harris has offered an unconditional apology and offered free tickets to a devils game to the players and their families. >> i forgive him. >> reporter: it turns out the billionaire also has an interest in soccer. he's on the verge of buying a big stake in a london premier league club crystal palace. if he's looking for some future prospect, he can find them in morris plains. cbs 2 news. >> somebody needs to make a big apology. maybe more than tickets. is it yo or oy. >> oy. >> i say yo. the brooklyn sculpture that has people talking. and jennifer lawrence takes another misstep. her latest tumble on the red carpet. and stocks taking a tumble. a report of slumping sales at macy's pushed retail stocks low templet dow lost 55 point.
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the s&p 500 lost over six. breaking news in newark. police are investigating a shooting that happened just a short time ago. >> we see janelle burrell live on the scene with the very latest. just arriving there in newark. what's the latest? >> reporter: mary, we can tell you that newark police are onscene here -- newark police
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are onscene here on the other side of the parking lot. they have a large area taped off here after this reported shooting happening about 5:00 this morning. now so far, the essex county prosecutor's office will only confirm that one person is being treated for non-life- threatening injury, expected to survive the injuries. we are hearing that the victim according to sources is an off- duty postal worker. it's not clear if police have anybody in custody or if this postal worker was targeted but we have seen police here out with flashlight, presumably collecting evidence at the scene. of course, as soon as we get any addition thal information, we will bring it to you. reporting live from newark, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s right now. >> going to be another interesting day today. a little busy so gear up for it. not that cold but wet, a little damp.
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so appropriate footwear. maybe a puddle or two today. in the city, 52, fog in the area. and first line of showers pushes through. and then it is going to be followed by that next line of showers. so here's the run down for your day today. morning rush, most of the area fine. there's that chance north and west for that initial line of showers. and then showers middle part of the day. quiets down late in the afternoon. and then for the evening for a little football game as well. generally we're talk about .2010 to maybe .25 and then the other big weather word starts to turn breezy. just plain windy friday and saturday. >> okay. thank you. >> cooler these days. how about the commute? >> problems as you make your way out, nothing too major. but first in mount vernon, an accident on the westbound side of the cross county parkway just before the hutch and not a great alternate. give yourself time there. and in new jersey, an accident blocking the northbound lane on
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tunnely avenue at route 3. delays there. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. time now for the cbs 2 wfan sports update. tonight, it's the jets and the bills with the thursday night match-up at med life stadium. >> and -- at met life stadium. >> and we get you started at 7:30. otis livingston will be live and we will hear from the quarterback. plus, live reports as well. knicks down two at the half when they started to come on strong. on his way to 29 points last night. knicks opened up a 10-point lead but it was easy come, easy go. let's go tied at 93-93 with two seconds left. the hornets take the lead with .6 sendings left. enough time for a final shot. catch and shoot, hits and it it is good!
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colbert will host a special edition of "the late show" immediately following super bowl l in the coof hitted post- super bowl time slot. it's the first time a live late night talk show will follow the big game. the colbert report will be followed by a special edition of "the late late show" with james corden. it happens sunday february 7th right here on cbs 2. >> big year, 50 years. >> be a lot of watching. >> the game and the post-game show. and actress jennifer lawrence shows fan she's just a regular girl who is not immune to embarrassing falls. she took another dive on the red carpet at the madrid premier of mocking jay part two tuesday night. she seemed to brush it off as she was helped up by her team. this isn't is first time. she fell at the oscars cars back in 2013 as she was accepted her best actress oscar and again on the red carp at the time following year. some people are saying she's so grace we feel the falls, like
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is she doing it for attention? but says said listen to me, you try to walk in those dresses and heel, you got to kick and walk. >> she looks gorgeous every time. >> chris, you know about that. >> she could use lessons from you. >> you do a good job, mary. >> thank you so much. time is now 6:27. following breaking news. sources say an off-duty postal worker shot in newark. club soda, tonic, everyone is looking for a soda substitute but is the fizz healthy? plus, new video of a plane accident that killed nine people. first, he tried to steal an lirr train and then a trailways bus, a man with a transportation fascination strikes again. what he is accused of taking
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big on features. small on size. the single serve-make-all-your- favorites-exactly-how-you-like- it-machine. keurig hot. your favorites. your way. it is 6:30. 52 degrees on this thursday, november 12th. take a look at those skies. more rain is on the way. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. we are following several breaking news stories this morning. police are investigating two shootings in newark this morning. one of them involving one of their own. good morning everyone. i'm chris wragge.
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>> and i'm mary calvi. more on the police-involved shooting in a moment. but right now, police are investigating another shooting involving an off-duty postal worker. janelle burrell just received on the scene and has -- just arrived on the scene is and has details from the scene in newark. >> reporter: yeah, you can see that police have this area on 18th avenue and winings avenue here in newark taped off as the investigation gets underway and they search for the suspects in this case. we are hearing that this began as two men posing as police officers. they apparently pulled over a man, an off-duty postal police officer and then shot him. now the essex county prosecutor's office will confirm at this hour that the postal worker will survive. that person right now being treated for non-life- threatening injuries but they do say that the suspects who pulled over that postal worker were last seen running from the scene here. again, we are at 18th avenue
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and winings avenue here in newark where we have seen police out with flashlights looking for evidence as they try to track down the suspects in this case. but again, that postal worker expected to survive their injuries. reporting live from newark, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you very much. and just before that shooting, newark police were investigating another shooting 10 minutes away that involved one of their officers. >> police say two men trying to rob a sunoco station at washington street. an officer shot and wounded one of the suspects. he was taken to the hospital. and the second suspect is currently in custody. time is now 6:32. time for two two. over to john. >> come -- for traffic and weather on the 2s. over to john. >> come over here. peter commenting on all the cameras. he has a bank of cameras in the control room saying there's this purple pink hue. low clouds and fog and our
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lights of the city trying to diffuse through the fog. and you get the really pretty views out there. but that said, not going to sugar coat it, parts of the area hudson valley, new jersey, running in and out of the fog, more of a headache than a work of art. 52, numbers around the area, upper 40s and low others. showers around the area, yes. round one and round two. north and west, you will see a shower. and then we see the showers midday. 57 for lunchtime. 59 your high. and then hold on to your hat, we're talking wind when we talk weather time. right now though time to talk traffic. let's first begin in queens where we have an accident on the northbound side of the van wyck expressway at hillside avenue and causing delays back to jfk. not a great alternate. plan accordingly here. and brooklyn, a disabled
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so delays back to the queens boulevard. the wind, well seeing it affect the tapenz bridge. commuting there, there's a 45 speed restriction. and light rain westchester bound, a lot of company but you are still moving. in mount vernon, we have an accident blocking the right lane on the westbound side of the cross county parkway. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. if you are headed to the airport, so far despite the weather condition, seeing everything is reported as on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. an assault by kurdish fighters to take back a town now controlled by isis. video just in shows the battle in progress. the kurds are backed by a u.s .- led air campaign. they are trying to retake the town of sinjar in northern iraq. isis overran the town last year
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the militants. an investigation is underway into the murder of a former new york knicks draft pick. michael wright's body was found in the back of a lexus suv tuesday morning. wright lived in new jersey. he was reported missing last week. wright played at the university of arizona. the basketball program posted this tweet, sending our thoughts and prayers to the right family. a -- to the wright family. a joyride has ended with a ride to jail for a repeat offender. the suspect has a long history of taking transit vehicles. andrea grymes is live with more. >> reporter: well, chris, he is accused of stealing the bus from the. as of last night, 50-year-old darius mccollum of queens was awaiting arraignment on numerous charges.
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crimes. darius mccollum said nothing as police officers walked him out of the 78th station house in park slope last night. >> did you tell police you were going the steal a plane next? >> reporter: police sources say he told detectives he planned to steal a plane next but before that could happen, allegedly stealing this greyhound bus. police say he took his latest joyride yesterday, hopping on the bus after it arrived at the port authority at 11:00 a.m. from philadelphia. it was supposed to leave for virginia around 2:15 in the afternoon. but investigators say around 1:30, a greyhound supervisor noticed the bus was missing and notified headquarters in texas which pinged it in brooklyn. a greyhound spokesperson says, quote, because all of our coaches have gp tracking mechanism, the bus was recovered quickly. cops say they caught up with mccollum driving the bus near
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he showed them an alleged counterterrorism shield and id. this video is from just one of his prior arrests. he's got more than two dozen of them including in 2004 for attemped theft of a long island railroad train, and in 2010, he was arrested for stealing a trailways bus from a depot in hoboken. well mccollum was paroled back in 2013 as part of a plea deal for him to undergo cognitive behavior therapy. he was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome and told the associated press he could not afford to get arrested again. reporting live this morning outside the bus terminal, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. an nypd crack down on dangerous driving is underway this morning. after a string of recent traffic fatality, the department launched an
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dangerous habits including speeding and distracted driving. the initiative lasts through november 22nd. an investigation is underway into a deadly explosion apparently gas related that wrecked a multi- family home in new jersey. cellphone video captured the moment the blast shook the neighborhood. one person was killed and 15 others injured, two critically. the red cross is helping 11 families left homeless by the explosion. this morning nypd officers continue to work without a contract. yesterday they staged a demonstration outside gracey mansion. [ chanting ] >> the officers chanted their rant at mayor de blasio over what union leader call an insufficient pay raise. the new proposal gives officers a 1% raise each year over a two- year period. the police commissioner bratton
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of the union president to use an arbitrator. union officials say the raise is not enough. >> while they're offering our members a 1% raise below inflation rate, crime is on the rise. >> you roll the diced and he lost on his roll of the dice. >> officers have been working without a contract since 2010. a new deal worth billions is reportedly been reached for new hudson river rail tunnels. the daily news says federal officials have inked a deal with new york and new jersey to fund the $20 billion project. under the agreement, the government and amtrak would be response for half of the estimated cost. and new york and new jersey would split the rest. and the deal for the project includes replacing two amtrak tunnels also used by nj transit that are more than 100 years old. it's now 6:39. rex ryan returns. tonight's big afc show down between the bills and the jets. plus this -- >> every time i see her on tv,
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i want to reach through and strangle her. >> yeah, no laughing matter. the joke that has hillary rodham clinton in hot water. [ chanting ] >> the crisis at missou hits closer to home as students stage a walk-out at a well- known new york college. and a round of wild weather in the midwest. what this same system is expected to bring to our area coming up. every sip. the taste uniquely dunkin'.
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>> i have all these computers and we're trying to tweak the wind numbers because the wind is going to be the wicked thing. >> blame it on the computer. >> take it from me, you know boss these computers. so my concern is, the rain today, eh, we need it. it's a blessing in disguise but the wind never really an ally. and that's going to be friday into saturday. cooler too. so fog somewhat of an issue out there. no dense fog advisory. and my map that shows visibilities really not that spectacular. so there's just this isolated pocket here and there. cloudy and 52. winds south. south wind is going to get us closer to 60 today. 5 in jersey city. and 5 -- 53 for jersey city. i love the ride to jfk. around the area, 46 in monticello. and guy from sparta called and said how about a field trip, 51. 53 for edison, one of the warmer readings. 49 in white plains. and only average, numbers close
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but notice a bit of a bump because of that south wind. and high today closer to 60. 55 is the normal. and line of first showers and then here's the afternoon. and we are going to see the wind fill in behind that. so timing it out for you, the middle part of the day. and this line of showers affects the area through 9:00 or 10:00. and then it's the my part of the day where we see more rain push through. afternoon commute shaping up. and then maybe a stray shower for the jets tonight. and that would be just stray and passing and then the wind and the chill and thrill saturday into your sunday. sunday into monday though, back in the low 60s. i know where she is right now, it's alex. >> thank you. good morning everyone. busy, traveling in clark, new jersey, begin here where we have an accident blocking three lanes on the northbound side of the garden state park just past exit 135. growing through the area. and in queens, a crash blocking the lane on the northbound side
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of the van wyck expressway at hillside avenue. these are back to jfk. john, you may hit those if you head to the airport. but not a great alternate traveling through the area. and also brooklyn, a disabled vehicle blocks the southbound side of the bqe approaching morgan avenue. delays back to queens boulevard. and mount vernon, a crash blocking the westbound side of the cross county parkway just before the hutch and not a great alternate here either. mass transit still on or close to schedule. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you. >> thank you. similar to the protests in his my, several hundred college students walked out of class to call for the resignation of the school's president. [ chanting ] >> the students say they're unhappy with the president's response to racial incidents on campus. the board of trustees issued statements saying they wish to address the concerns on campus but the president will be involved in the discussions. this week, the university of
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missouri's president and chancellor stepped down amid controversy. new surveillance video released of tuesday's deadly crash of a private jet in akron, ohio. it shows the crash if the distance. one minute it's low to the ground and then smoke and flames. investigators say the two pilots of the plane did not make a disstress call. all nine people aboard were killed. some republicans are criticizing democrat hillary rodham clinton for her response to a voter's controversial comment about carly fiorina. >> and she says she's a great ceo. every time i see her on tv i want to reach through and strangle her. [ applause ] >> you know, i know that doesn't sound very nice but -- >> i wouldn't mess you with. >> the clinton campaign said the comment was a joke. a spokesperson said jokes about acts of violence against women are in poor taste and should be condemned. well, doctors have been telling us for a while that we
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healthy but does that apply to carbonated water too? >> reporter: sales of carbonated water in the u.s. have doubled over the past five years. >> tastes different, a little bit sparkly. >> i have a family of diabetics who still drink them because i can't convince them that they should just drink water. >> reporter: but not all fizzy water is the same. she says it's important to read the labels. >> the best bet is to choose something without any type of sweetener. >> reporter: he says sweeteners are found in tonic and flavored sparkling waters. some have added sugar and even those with artificial sweeteners can lead to weight gain. >> they don't have calories or sugar, me may affect our taste buds or hunger later in the day. >> reporter: and then drinks like club soda which are bubblely water. she says carbonated waters do pose a slight risk to people
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with irritable bowl syndrome because they can cause bloating and club soda and some mineral waters contain sodium. a possible healthier alternative is the popular soda stream device. it let's you add your own flavorings to make your own pop. but overall, almost any plain carbonated water is a healthier choice than sodas. >> drinking too many calories and finding the alternatives is great. >> reporter: for the healthiest, infuse regular water with your favorite fruit. dr. max gomez, cbs 2 news. >> and acid reflux specialist said all carbonated beverages can activate the disease. it's now 6:48. a ban that could affect close to 1 million people. where the federal government wants to stop smokers. plus, hacked and held hostage. thieves targeting you at work and home on your computer. why police are having a hard
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but first, otis livingston with the sports update. >> the nets get their first win of the season in houston. the knicks lost to the hornets by two. tonight it's the thursday night football game. jets hosting the bills, rex
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new team. this wild storm system brought rain, tornadoes and even snow to parts of the midwest. yesterday a reported tornado in iowa flipped over a trailer. about a foot of snow fell on the rockies. the question for john elliott, is any of this headed our way? >> absolutely. what happens is, it continues to weaken but what we will reap is the wind. here you go. front rolls in today. a line of showers this morning and then another line midday. much of the area morning commute will be okay. you are seeing some showers north and west. and then this is the middle part of the day. and this is the storm. so a passing shower today. mid-50s to the low 60s. but the winds really start to fill in. in fact, even during the day tomorrow in city, winds in excess of 30 miles per hour. 10 of the first 11 days have been above normal. well above normal. about eight degrees above normal. by saturday though, you're only going to be in the low 50s,
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feeling a lot colder with that with the whipping winds. so a lot of drama here. yep, it continues in my department. accident blocking three lanes on the northbound side of the garden state parkway. delays are back to exit 132 but growing through the area. and also in queens, a crash on wyck expressway. it's at hillside avenue. delays back to jfk airport. and not a great alternate through the area. and checking in on the hudson river crossings, the 40 minute delay at the lincoln. and a half hour wait at the holland. and 20 minute delay at the george washington bridge. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary, over to you. >> thank you. the fbi is warning about a new scam that has hackers holding your computer data files for ransom. they are able to shut down your computer and in some cases display a count down clock demanding money. once the computer is frozen,
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exposure to second hand smoke. and let's check in with charlie rose and norah o'donnell with the preview. >> good morning. the u.s. and kurd offensive gets underway to take a key iraqi city back from isis. and we are embedded with the troops. >> plus, how americans are losing their taste for artificial food ingredients and what it means for many popular brands. and jc penny has a big settlement. >> and have necessary sacrifice williams is in studio 57. that and more, the news is back
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what you need to know before you go. police are investigating the shooting of a postal worker this morning. it happened at 18th avenue. the injuries are said to be non- life threatening. police say two men tried to rob a gas station at washington and court streets and officers shot and wounded one suspect. he was taken to the hospital. a second suspect was taken into custody. a man police say is notorious for taking trains and buses for joyrides is under arrest again this morning. 50-year-old darius mccollum stole a greyhound bus yesterday investigators say. they say he has 25 prior arrests related to the transit system. the jets are taking on the bills tonight at metlife stadium at 8:25. along with being a division game, it marks former coach rex ryan's return. the pre-game show with otis
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now let's head over to alex denis the record a final check of the traffic. >> thank you. the it's busy. in clark, new jersey, an accident blocking three lanes on the northbound side of the garden state parkway just past exit 135. delays are growing quickly past exit 132. lincoln tunnel, a 40 minute delay. a half hour wait at the holland. and 20 minute delay at the george washington bridge. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. tell you what, a one-two punch today. a line of showers pushing through right now. and parts of area slowed down a bit for the morning commute or school drop off. and then another line midday. so yeah, rain gear a good idea. hopefully afternoon commute shapes up so it's smooth sailing. and then we're going to see the sails full of wind. it's going to be blustery and cooler friday into saturday. >> thank you so much. another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching. i'm mary calvi. >> and i am chris wragge.
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