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it is 4:30. 39 degrees on this wednesday, november 5th. a warmer day on tap for today. it's going to get bitter from here on out. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. with you first, heightened terror alerts just as millions get ready to travel for the thanksgiving holiday. >> that worldwide state department travel warning remains in effect both overseas and here at home. janelle burrell joins us from laguardia with more. >> reporter: the heightened concern about terror threats on the minds of many traveling on one of the busiest travel days of the year. >> it's stressful. >> reporter: the state department issuing a worldwide terror alert for americans. president barack obama
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be vigilant but not give into fear. >> that's how terrorists win. we cannot give them the victory of changing how we go about living our lives. >> reporter: as part of the alert, federal officials are telling people to be cautious in large crowds. ahead of the balloons for the thanksgiving day parade being inflated, you can see the increase in security at the end of the parade route in midtown. >> they're everywhere. >> you like that? >> i love that. that's very important. we need that here in the city. >> a lot of police presence. things the public will see. and of course, the public will not see. >> reporter: the nypd planning to have hundreds of extra uniformed officers and traffic agents, mobile camera, helicopters and mounted units. >> some of those officers will be equipped with the long guns as we have heard of them, the rifles. we will have additional hercules teams that the will be around the area of the parade route. >> around large crowd, this is
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places where they would target but i don't worry about it. you can't live in fear. >> reporter: janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> and new this morning, fire strikes an upper manhattan supermarket overnight. the call came in around 1:15 this morning in harlem. dozens of additional fire trucks were called in with more than 100 firefighters on the scene. the windows of the store were blown out. it does not appear anyone was inside the store no. injuries are reported -- store. no injuries were reported. the cause is under investigation. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning. >> i don't want to moon you but look at that. beautiful full moon. last night, just enough in the way of cloud cover to diffuse it. and you could get a good shot on the iphone 4 . hello. but now, look at that, high definition coming to you. love it. and proves that the skies are clear. we have clear conditions in the city, 39. so cool out the door, we will dip a few degrees before we
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start to climb then we will rise and shine. more sun for more of the day for more of the area. and a subtle shift in the wind so numbers will be warmer. by lunchtime, 47. and then 52 back to the normal as far as your anticipated high today. and should be be in the low 50s. it's even warmer for thanksgiving. hey, look whose at the table today, alex denis with traffic. >> thanks, john. if you are traveling, we have the water main break in hoboken causing problems. use the north end of town to avoid this. and the bayonne bridge remains in closed until 5:00 this morning. use the goethals. and construction on the southbound side of the fdr drive has two lanes blocked. and again, from 71st to 63rd. no major delays. stick with the west side highway for a smoother ride. today say gridlock alert day. mass transit is the better option. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't
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text and drive. >> thank you. police in new jersey are searching for answers after two women were found shot inside a car that crashed into a pole. chopper 2 was over the crash scene at east henry. police say the women were shot several times while in a car around 7:30 last night. the car then ended up crashing into a utility pole. the shooting has neighbors on edge. >> you can't even come here and live no more. and it's too close to home now and it's getting ridiculous. don't nobody deserve to die. and that could be me and my daughter. >> the women were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. police have not released their names or the relationship between the victims. a developing story now. protesters in chicago clash with police overnight. yesterday the officer was charged with murder. braider wards has this report from chicago.
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about to see is graphic and disturbing. >> reporter: october 20th, 2014, 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walked down the street. mcdonald went to his right. officer van dyke onscene only seconds when he fires and fire, 16 rounds in about 14 seconds. we won't show that. and he was about to reload when another officer told him to stop. outside we saw congressman bobby rush. he hadn't seen the video. wasn't sure he wanted to. and then watched with us. >> cop gets out. >> you have another instance of wanton police murder in this city. there's a pattern to this murder. and somebody's going to be held responsible. >> reporter: at a press conference, there was a noted absence, the independent journalist who fought the city
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for the video is' release. he says he was excluded but tweeted me a question he wanted to ask and we did. >> mr. mayor, question from brandon smith, the journalist who fought the city for the release of this video, he said he wasn't allowed into this press conference today. he wants to know, quote, will you move to reform the wider culture of policing that has led to 300 shootings in five years? >> there are some very good things about the chicago police department that i found when i got here. we are building on those. and we are trying to revamp anything that's negative. >> anybody who is there to uphold the law cannot act like theorbo the law. 2 news. >> the family reportedly received a $5 million settlement from the police department without filing a lawsuit after the shooting. this morning, authorities
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left a newborn child in the middle of a nativity scene. >> he was breathing, he had good color and we noticed that the cord was still attached. >> she was probably just thinking that this is a safe place and that the person who will find her will do the right thing. the church. the outdoor cameras show several women arriving and leaving but it's not clear who left the baby. churches are considered safe havens if a child is left with a responsible adult, no questions asked. the child was taken to the hospital. he may end up with a family attached to the parish. the jury deliberating the fate of former new york assembly speaker sheldon silver will try again today. he is accused of taking about $4 million in bribes and kickbacks.
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yesterday, less than two hours into deliberations, a sent a note to the judge asking to be the excused saying she was feeling pressured and stressed out. the judge refused saying it was too early to excuse a juror. just in time for thanksgiving, the boil water advisory has been lifted in hoboken but water is still gushing into the streets. so the water company they're working to fix the main line. the city is now receiving water from a transmission line. it could take several days before the main line in southwest hoboken is fixed. we are getting a rare look at underground tunnels islamic state tunnels use to get around without blowing their cover. the footage shows hundreds of feet of tunnels dug under houses in sinjar, iraq.
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happening today, new york attorney general eric schneider will battle it out with daily fantasy sports sites in court. they'll decide if they should stop operating in new york for good. now this month, he filed a lawsuit claiming they are running illegal gambling operations but in countersuit, the companies claim fantasy sports are games of skill and not bets. it is now 4:39. still to come, is the mayor changing his stance on horse carriages in the city. and it's just thanksgiving but there's already a grinch trying to spoil the holidays for one new jersey community. the new way police are trying to get the word out about the decoration bandit. and a sharp-sighted television host may have saved the life of a television host. don't flip that channel. this is not a flop of a forecast. your travel outlook today. and then the quiet holiday. and then we're going to be shopping in the 60s.
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if you are loading up the family truck and you're ready to head out today, so far the roads are looking good. >> sorry, folk, park's closed. let's get over to john elliott. john is like, what are you talking about? >> no, i'm wondering what christy brinkley is doing today? and how about new spot with her in the mini van. and we are watching cool temperatures. readings still many the 20s. the exception, not the rule. north shore, 30s. we have 31 in yonkers. this is another cool reading up here. oh, just celebrating a beautiful crystal clear sky. i want to show you this picture
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look at that. that is just gorgeous there. maybe you're headed out west that. temperatures well, going to be bearable today and over the next few. we will see numbers actually above normal, in fact,ing for. that. it's weird. the it's a long island thing. clear skies and the beaver moon, another animal reference. and the frosty moon. was tweeting it late last night as i was in the kitchen slaving away for the holiday feast. clear and 39. winds are calm, relative humidity at 50%. also aknown as wendy's nuggets. 28 in white plains right now. 22, guy from sparta probably up early and packing up the amc pacer. 21 in the hamptons. these numbers compared to yesterday, a little warmer on average and that's going to be the deal today.
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notice not struggling to see the sun, you will. and 52 the high. and after work and school, how amped are the kids today? they're just so ready. and what we're looking at radar and satellite-wise, it is quiet. for planning, there's a storm brewing. i mean, packed a punch into the pacific northwest. not no such see now. we will take a look at futurecast for the nation later in the show. in our area, wednesday fine for travel. pack your patience and the sunglasses. thursday we start to see clouds. clouds fill in for the parades and yesterday there was a hint of light rain or drizzle. and it will be hard to hit the ground for the day tomorrow. and we could see a little bit of light rain by thursday night. so if that's the travel period, again, it's maybe drizzle. but it won't be as pretty and blue as it will be today. for early shopper, you've got clouds and then relatively quiet and mild for your friday. saturday though, we see a
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saturday. we're cooler. but until then, flirting with 60 for thanksgiving and 63 on friday. all right, quarter to 5:00. let's help you out. >> that's right. we still are dealing with the water main break in hoboken at newark street. use the north end of town to ride. and bayonne bridge remains closed for another 15 minutes. use the goethals. and across the river here, the brooklyn bridge, remains closed until 6:00. stick with the battery tunnel or manhattan or williamsburg bridges. and queen, grand central parkway moving well. eastbound to the l.i.e. or westbound to the rfk, no issues. and for the hudson river crossings, all clear. mass transit is the best option. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. if you're just waking up, here's a quick look at some of
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the stories making news this morning. minneapolis police have arrested three men in monday night's shooting and wounding of five people. black lives matter scares have gathered for a week to protest the killing of an unarmed lachman by police. all three suspects are white. the pastor of an upstate new york church is one of seven people charged with the murder of a young man who wanted to leave the congregation. prosecutors say the 19-year-old was beaten to death during a spiritual councilling session at the word of life church. mayor de blasio is apparently backing off from his promise to ban horse drawn carriages in central park. he will push for a new plan that reduces the number from 220 to about 70. on the money watch this morning, stock futures higher today after markets posted small gains on tuesday. the dow jones industrial average gained 19 point.
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the s&p 500 rose by, well, about 2.5. now a strong dollar means slumping sales at tiffany. the high-end jeweler reported lower earnings yesterday. the dollar surge has hurt international and domestic sales and the outlook for the holiday is looking weak. shares are down the nearly 30% just from last year alone. hello from the outside >> things are looking good for adele. she is breaking records and hearts out there. herald bum "25" sold 2.43 three days. 2000. herald bum became the top selling of 2015 overtaking taylor swift's "1989". it's the follow-up to her
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>> what surprised me more was n'sync held the record. >> yeah. residents in one new jersey town are outraged. >> now someone is trying to steal their holiday spirit. >> scott rapoport explains. >> reporter: the case of the grinch stealing christmas in new jersey. >> i think it's terrible. >> reporter: police say someone is swiping holiday ornaments from houses and lawns here. five houses hit between last friday night and saturday morning, including reports of a santa being snatched from the front of this house. despite, shall we say, strong discouragement. >> i think it's dumb. they're low-lives doing it. >> reporter: cops say that's not all. that the holiday bandit also took thanksgiving day decorations such as inflatable turkeys from yards here. >> right in this area. >> that's where the turkey was? >> right. >> reporter: richard says they got his. >> just took it. unplugged it. the air we want out and it's very simple.
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once you unplug them, they go down to nothing. >> reporter: while not the stuff of bonnie and collide, it's all led the police department to reach out to the public on its facebook page with a warning of sorts. attention residentses, if you have decorations in your yard, you should secure them. >> we keep an eye out. >> reporter: an inflatable turkey owner monica williams says she's all about. he's not coming up. >> reporter: the question of course, who would do something like this and why? >> why? i don't know why. >> reporter: cops say it could be the work of kids but that it's no joke. >> maybe for fun. you know, but it actually ruins somebody else's holidays. >> reporter: the grinch. scott rapoport, cbs 2 news. >> doing it for fun, i hope that's not the case. come on. time is now 4:49. how a viewer was able to see
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a woman with a sharp eye may have saved the life of a tv host. she is a registered nurse. they met on the doctors. but their story goes back two years when she was watching the show flip or flop. she spotted a lump on his throat. and she wrote the show. turns out he had thyroid cancer which had spread to his lymph nodes. >> if it wasn't for tv and her noticing this huge lump, i would still be moving forward with my life and probably never done anything about it. >> the good news is, the host is now cancer-free. >> wow, how about that. amazing. >> normally he finds like water
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damage and that's when they go to the first commercial break but that's thunder sleet is a great story. >> -- but this is a great story. >> tv viewers pick up on everything. >> yeah, let us know if you see anything. >> what does john have is? >> my goodness. >> keep your list, narrow it to 10 please. not a flop of a forecast. it's going to be a hit. clear and 38 right now. and today we warm up a bit. good shape for travel. quiet on thanksgiving. and then, the tell you what, friday warmest of the week before it's back to reality when we head back over the weekend. >> all right. thank you. let's get to traffic and the commute. >> some changes look gooding for. we have the water main break in hoboken at newark street. use the north end of town to enter and exit. it will be smootherring for. and the bayonne bridge remains closed until 5:00. use the goethals there. today. mass transit is your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide.
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and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. does your thanksgiving dinner come with an extra helping of heart burn? from the turkey and brussel sprouts to mashed potatoes and gravy, for millions of people who suffer from acid reflux, thanksgiving dinner can be hard to swallow. in my chest. >> tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00, he goes under the knife for a new procedure promising a permanent reflux fix. we will take you inside the operating room the to see how it works. >> all right. time now is 4:54. in the next half hour, should buildings and bridges named for slave owners be renamed. thinks. president. and the good dinosaur just one of the movies hitting theaters today.
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reunite him with his family. >> cannot wait to see a movie this weekend. >> i know, so many coming out. you going to see the good dinosaur? >> yes, probably. you know i love dinosaur. >> hunger games. yeah, going to be hungry. today, fine. tomorrow warm and warmer friday. >> no real problems on the roads this morning. but it is a gridlock alert day. still ahead, the day's top stories including stepped up security as millions get ready to hit the roads and take in the holiday festivities this weekend. and a young boy springs into action when he realizes his home was on fire. what he did to make sure his family got out alive. and the rockettes are warmed up and ready to go. we head backstage with the world's most famous kick line. cbs 2 news at 5:00 givens in 90 seconds. about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too.
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and only bath fitter has seamless walls, which guarantees a watertight fit. plus, they do it all in just one day. i know because i did it. it's going to be a nice day with warmer temperatures coming for thanksgiving and black friday. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. and travelers are on alert. and police are on guard on one of the busiest travel days of the year. >> millions are making a mad dash out of town just days after the state department
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janelle burrell is live from laguardia airport this morning. >> reporter: between now and sunday, as many as 300,000 people expected to fly in and out of laguardia. and with that travel alert in effect, people here say they are bracing for long lines at security. >> i have to the travel for work so i don't have a choice. >> reporter: the heightened concern about terror alerts on the mind of many of those traveling. the state department issuing a worldwide terror alert for americans. president barack obama yesterday urging the public to be vigilant but not give into fear. >> that's how terrorists win. we cannot give them the victory. >> reporter: as part of the alert, federal officials are telling people to be especially cautious in large crowds. ahead of the balloons for the thanksgiving day parade being inflated, you can see tin crease in security at the end of the parade route in midtown. >> they're everywhere. >> you like that? >> i love that. that's very important.
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we need that here in the city. >> there will be a lot of police presence, things the public will see and of course things the public will not see. >> reporter: the nypd planning to have hundreds of extra uniformed officers and traffic agent, mobile cameras and helicopters and mounted units. >> some of the officers will be equipped with the long guns, the rifles. we will have additional hercules team, the heavily armed entities that will be around the area of the parade route. >> whenever you're around large crowd, this is places where they would target but i don't worry about it. you can't live in fear. >> reporter: and police commissioner bill bratton says there are no specific or credible threats against the city but you want to give yourself extra time if you're traveling. already seeing long lines here to get through security here at laguardia. reporting live from laguardia airport, janelle burrell. >> thank you. time now 5:02. >> you know, i actually saw
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i mean early this morning. so you've got moon glow out there to get things going but it's going to be, yeah, a comfortable day to sit in traffic. in the city right now, 38. 38 is the reading right now. and we have clear skies out there as well. and go ahead and push the green button right there. if you push that button, watch. >> there go. >> and now again. one more time. the bigger view is high pressure. no, you're doing a good job. push it one more time alex. if you people only saw what was going on behind the scenes. 47 at lunchtime. and 52 for the afternoon high. and 48 as we wrap things up. and you are probably on your way. take it away alex denis and show them what you were doing? >> it's it's the power of the clicker. we have that water main break at newark in hoboken. use the north end of town the.
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to the hudson river crossings. lincoln tunnel delay-free. and it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and they'll offer extra train service this afternoon to help you navigate. but currently, everything is 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 and mary, back to you. >> thank you. police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a car in new jersey last night. >> two women in the car were wounded. andrea grymes is live where the women are in the hospital this morning. >> reporter: well, chris and mary, the two victims were taken here to university hospital in newark in critical condition. let's show you some video from last night. police say they got the the call around 7:30 for shots fired in the 900 block of middlesex street. both females were in a car, they say and, shot multiple times. police say they then drove to east henry street and bower street where the car they were in crashed into a pole.
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a neighbor we spoke with said the violence is getting ridiculous. >> i think about my kids. and i think about myself too. because it's not even safe around here no more. everybody used to come here and live. you can't come here and live no more. >> reporter: no word yet from police on the if itys of the two women who were shot, their ages or their possible relationship to each other. and this morning, in arrests have been made. reporting live in newark, new jersey, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. and now a develop thing story. in the chicago area, bracing for more heated protests today following the release of a white officer. the video shows the 17-year-old being rittled with bullets from officer jason van dyke's weapon. he continued to shoot the teen as he lay on the ground. protesters clashed with police
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on the city streets into the morning. >> 16 shots! 16 shots! >> i believe this is a moment that can build bridges of understanding rather than become a barrier of misunderstanding. >> van dyke is being held without bond. if convicted, he faces 20 years to life behind bars. he is the first chicago police officer to ever be charged with murder while on duty. president putin is denouncing the turkey's shoot down of a russian war plane. one of the pilots was killed by ground fire. turkey says the plane violated its air space. russia called the action, quote, a stab in the back and warned of significant consequences. it's the first time in half a century that a nato member has down thed a russian plane. after an emergency meeting, the nato secretary general said they stand with turkey. it was a place both fitting and shocking for an abandoned newborn to be found, in the
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middle of a church nay at thisty scene. authorities are looking for the woman who left a baby boy at the holy child jesus church monday. a church custodian returning from lunch heard the child's cries coming from the scene by the altar. >> he was breathing. he had good color. and we noticed that his umbilical cord was still attached. >> she was probably just thinking that this is a safe place and that the person who will find her will do the right thing. >> there are no cameras inside the church. the outdoor cameras show several women arriving and leaving but it's not clear who left the baby. churches are considered safe havens if the child is left with a responsible adult. the child was taken to the hospital. he may end up with a family attached to the parrish. police say she was killed monday when her car was hit by a van reported stolen this month.
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wheel and a 14-year-old, his passenger. officers began chasing them after receiving a report that they were breaking into parking meters. she leaves behind a boyfriend and a 6-year-old son. it's hard. day. pain, you know. >> it hurts my heart that their family. and these kids. and got god knows where the parents at. >> the teens in the van were critically injured. so far, no charges have been filed. a long island house explodes in flames. a scorn lover nearly burned down his ex-girlfriend's home. police say the 21-year-old threw a molotov cocktail through an upstairs window and covered a car with gasoline. three people inside were hurt.
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investigators say this wasn't his first attempt. he is accused of trying to do the same thing a week ago. >> apparently that didn't work. so i guess somebody came back to finish the job. >> whoever did this needs to pay. justice. justice has to be served. >> the the couple broke up two years ago. no word on what motivated him to allegedly set the fire to the house. the time is now 5:09. a subway ad that sparked so much controversy, it's been suddenly removed. plus this -- >> the fireman told me what to do if the house is on fire. >> and he did just that. the quick actions one long island boy took to make sure his entire family would be celebrated thanksgiving this year. and they are the toys you may want to keep off the list this year. we look at the potential dangers some of those can pose. all right, as you get ready to load up the car with toys and goody, looking good -- and
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goodies, looking good today. gloves and hats for some northwest. and then sunglasses too. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. what dear? oh!
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what a day. what a couple days. >> yeah, compare this to last year at this time -- >> yeah, it was snowing.
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>> were you in mobile 2? >> extra uniformed >> -- none of that. could see drizzle tomorrow night. as you watch football and maybe going in for seconds. you going to have seconds? >> yeah. >> she thought about it for a second. before she had seconds. clear and 38. wins northwest at 38. relative humidity at 55%. numbers around the area with clear skies, you have variety readings in the 20s. hat and coat, you bet. it's national hat day by the way. and 25 in morristown. 25 for the jersey shore. and cold upstate, 25 in albany. and around 23 in detroit. driving to baltimore to see grandma and up to boston or washington, d.c., in great shape today along the east coast. and heading down farther to the south, into parts of the midwest, it gets sloppy during
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the course of the holiday. remember that. we will show you the national outlook if a bit. 52 the anticipated high. 73 and 19 the records. sun's up at 6:54. mostly sunny skies today. smooth sailing if you're going sailing. if you're going sailing, don't forget the gray poupon. the tricky thing with air travel, coming back for parts of the area. chicago could be impacted and closer to the city saturday into sunday. and quiet turkey though. he is so excited. look at that turkey, so happy that he's about to give his life for dinner. clouds though for thanksgiving. and then, oh, here's the deal, i'm actually -- if you watch early, we will give you 6 to% off the forecast.
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it's an early warning but nice and warm. 52, not bad at all. overnight, the clouds creep in. go into the party, remember the inflation party last year? so much better this year. i wonder if it will be crowded. and for the parade itself, cloud, about 50 as we get things underway. how nice is that for a high on thanksgiving? drizzle to wrap things up possibly. and a better chance for a shower saturday. and that's messy for neighbors to the east. cooler sunday into monday. and my neighbor to the east right now is alex denis. >> thanks. if you're traveling this morning, let's help you out here. it's a smooth ride except for one area. traveling here on the taconic, we have issues to report. plan for that in yorktown heights. it's southbound there. an accident. so if you are traveling in that direction, plan accordingly. and another area, making your way out here, there's a water main break in hoboken. we have been following that for the last couple days now.
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of town is going to be a smoother riding for. it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. alternate side of the street city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. an ad with nazi imagery was stripped from the subway after getting attention of governor cuomo. the mta confirmed the ads covered the 42nd street shuttle for the amazon tv series "the man in the high castle." it was removed following a request by the governor. the series imagines what the country would look like if the country lost world war ii. last night, amazon did not directly address the controversy. they did say stories often touch on important thought provoking topics. we will bring this the kind of story telling to our customers. well city hall says mayor bill de blasio is open to hearing concerns. the mayor says he agrees with his son who wants yale university to drop the name calhoun from a residential hall.
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the george washington bridge, madison square garden are all named for men who owned slaves. >> i think it's a debate that we should have in this city. >> i wouldn't say that you necessarily change the george washington bridge but you name something in the city is equally important and done a lot of help for america. >> the administration says new yorkers can weigh in by calling 311. a first grader is being hailed a hero this morning. the long island boy helped save his family and pets from a raging house fire. >> this remarkable young man. >> nervous. i was right here when i smelled the smoke. >> reporter: what did you do then? >> i run in the back room and tell my mommy. >> reporter: he is just six years old yet he is already filled with wisdom and grit. >> i was at school.
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if the house is on fire. >> reporter: what are you supposed to do? >> stop, drop and roll. >> reporter: he had just come home from pee wee football practice. the family was scattered up stairs and down. he smelled something odd and noticed something wrong as the child finished desert. >> i smelled smoke. >> reporter: he called out from room to room. within minutes, the house was enveloped in flames. first responders controlled the three-alarm fire, noting his swift action helped save his mom, uncle, graped father, four cats and a dog. >> -- uncle, grandfather, four cats and a dog. >> got my attention and i came down. he did a great job. he's a hero. but he doesn't understand what hero means. >> reporter: word spread to town hall and in a special ceremony, he was singled out for the heroism award. >> we call that courage. >> reporter: family pride says
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mom, jennifer, especially at this time of year. >> the house can be rebuilt. i life can't come back. >> reporter: they lost all their possessions in the fire. and although they'll cook and eat in this temporary trailer, they believe this thanksgiving may be the most special of all. cbs 2 news. >> definitely a lot to be thankful for. >> for sure. >> what a hero. well done. still to come in the next half hour, new information the shooting death of one of governor cuomo's aides who was killed. the new clue police want you to see. and he used to say it ain't over till it's over. the wait for yogi berra to
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folks. and now let's hear from john elliott. looking great here. best travel weather is going to be along the east coast. miami. messy. so if you have a connector through chicago or the upper great lakes. and out west, there's snow. welcomed snow. but sure, that's going to slow you down a bit. and tell you what though, real nice for us. thanksgiving, it's mild with extra clouds and then even friday, we're hanging on to some of best weather with highs in the low 60s. so yeah, if you're got a local trip, you're in great shape. and speaking of local trip, hi alex denis. we have an accident on the westbound side of the southern state parkway at exit 15. plan for that. and just minor hesitation through the area. and also in yorktown height, an accident blocking the southbound side of the taconic parkway at bear mountain state park. delays back to stony street. and it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in
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effect city-wide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary and chris, back to you. time for the cbs 2 wfan sports update. the locals were off last night and there was history in the nba early this morning. >> that's right. the golden state warriors taking on the la laker, trying for a record 16th straight win to start the season and this one wasn't even close. the lakers are terrible. thompson spot up, drills up three. golden state up 30. and then curry driving the lay. he has been brilliant this season again. golden state wins easily 111- 77. the warriors 16-0. that's the 27th straight home win and the defending champs are off and running. it's the highest honor the a united states single digits vail january can receive, the united states presidential medal of freedom. come on baby shake that body >> reporter: they have enriched our lives with music. don't bring around a cloud
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to rain on my parade >> a long drive, way back. >> reporter: thrilled us on the field. made movies leap off the screen. >> that's the thing about james, you always feel like he's singing only to you. i've seen fire and i've rain >> reporter: james taylor was honored for his 50 years of exploring life through music. >> the issues that compel me are still the same ones. you know, it's what i love to do. i think that over time, you get incrementally better at it. >> born in brooklyn to a middle class jewish family -- i didn't know you were jewish, barbara. >> reporter: barbra streisand, all receiving the medal as well. >> in his career, he has introduced us to the killer
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jurassic park but also the beeches of normandy and nazi concentration camps. >> reporter: stephen. thousands of people signed it to make sure yogi guy who -- sure yogi was honored. his son larry was there to accept the award for his father who died earlier this year. yogi once said, you can observe a lot by just watching. we have all been enriched by watching this special group of people. another sports legend honored, the great willie maze. >> all well deserving. up next, the day's top stories. extra security and extra long lines if you are traveling on this busy travel day of the year. we will have a live report coming up.
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times in a car in new jersey. i'll have a live report coming up. and the rockettes are celebrating a major milestone. we will take you backstage for all the high-kicking fun.
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continues after this. it's 5:30. 38 degrees on this wednesday, november 5th. there's a change in the air coming with warmer temperatures on the way. just in time for the thanksgiving holiday. we will have complete traffic and weather in a moment. nearly 47 million americans are expected to travel this holiday season. and it comes amid fears from rising terror threats. we will have team coverage from laguardia airport and penn station coming upping for. but first, two women are fighting for their lives. new jersey. on for the gunman. >> andrea grymes is live in newark where the women are in the hospital this morning. >> reporter: chris and mary, it was disturbing news for people who live in the neighborhood where this happened. as you mentioned, the two women are here at university hospital in critical condition. last night. police say they got the call
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last night in the 900 block of middlesex street. both women were in a car when investigators say they were shot multiple times. police say the women then drove to east henry street anders street where -- and bowers street where the car crashed into a utility pole. >> i think about my kids. and i think about myself too. because it's not even safe around here no more. everybody used to come here and live. you can't even come here and live no more. >> reporter: there were many bullet holes in the cars as you can see from the video. and no word yet from police on the identities of the victims, their ages or the relationship to each other. also at this point, no word on any description of a suspect, how many gunmen or people there were who were firing the shots. we hope to get more from police later this afternoon. later this morning, i should say. reporting live from newark, new
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jersey, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you very much. we will continue to follow that story throughout the morning for. meantime, let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s. how we doing today? >> well, you know, it's chilly right now. the beautiful full moon means the heat is escaping. so yeah, it's cool to start the day. you've got the 20s and the 30s. got the bundle up. it's going to feel better this afternoon. winds northwest, and also kind of reinforcing that morning chill. but the clear skies means sunny skies this afternoon. high pressure firmly in control. yesterday, kind of a slow start with the gray skies. i think we will see the sun sooner and longer and for more of the area. and that means we will be a degree or two above normal. normal highs around 50. we will tack on a degree or two and shoot for 52. and 48 after work and school. and nice and dry for travel by car tonight. the airports, no problems here. there are problems in the central states though. >> all right. changes on the roads already this morning.
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more volume than typical at 5:30. white plains, an overturned vehicle blocking route 287 at exit 5. just rolled into the news room. if you are traveling through the area, anticipate that. and in brooklyn, an accident blocking the left lane on the westbound side of the belt parkway at flat bush avenue. and valley stream, there's a crash blocking the left lane on the westbound side of the southern state parkway at exit 15. crews are clearing it up. it looks to be moving better than the last time we checked although there's volume through the area. and today is a gridlock alert today. and mass transit will be the best option. and everything is on or close to scheduling for. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary and chris, back to you. >> thank you. heightened terror concerns this morning as millions get ready to travel by, a road and train this thanksgiving holiday. >> a worldwide travel warning remains in effect both overseas and here at home. we have live team coverage. we begin with janelle burrell live from laguardia this morning. >> reporter: well, chris with the tighter security we're already seeing some extra long
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lines here at laguardia airport as people begin to check in for their flights. and the same holds true at the security check points as well. and with that travel alert in effect, officials are urging people to be extra cautious and extra patient as well. >> i have to travel for work so i don't have much of a choice. >> reporter: the heightened concern about terror threats on the minds of many traveling on what is one of the busiest travel days of the year. the state department issuing a worldwide terror alert for americans. president barack obama yesterday urging the public to be vigilant but not give in to fear. >> that's how terrorists win. we cannot give them the victory of changing how we go about living our lives. >> reporter: as part of the alert, federal officials are telling people to be especially cautious in large crowds. ahead of the balloons for the thanksgiving day parade being inflated, you can see the increase in security at the end of the parade route in midtown. >> they're everywhere. >> you like that? >> i like that. i love that. that's very important.
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>> there will be a lot of police presence, things the public will see and of course things the public will not see. >> reporter: the nypd planning to have hundreds of extra police officer, mobile camera, helicopters and mounted units. >> some of the officers will be equipped with the long guns, the rifles. we will have additional hercules team, those are the heavily armed entities that will be around the area of the parade route. >> whenever you're around large crowd, this is places where they would target but i don't worry about it. you can't live in fear. >> reporter: now police commissioner bill bratton stresses that the there are no specific or credibility threats here in the city but -- specific or credible threats here in the city but officials urge you to leave extra time before you head out the door. reporting live from laguardia airport, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. the increased security extends to busy train stations
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and major travel hubs as well. >> don champion joins us live from penn station. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning mary and chris. already this morning, we have seen a bigger presence of officers here at penn station. of course, this will be bustling with activity today, get-away day, the day before thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year. and already, you see more officers down in the station. and across the city, we know that the nypd has put extra officers out on patrol. and they have even deployed their new counterterrorism unit across the city as well this weekend. so expect to see that, especially with the macy's thanksgiving day parade taking place here tomorrow like janelle burrell eluded to. and one thing law enforcement across the country have been told to look out for in the wake of the paris terror attacks is that over in parrish they believe that those attackers -- paris, they believe that those attackers
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they carried out their acts. so officers have been told to look out for suspicious people, especially soft locations like restaurants and things like that, suspicious people that can be doing surveillance. certainly if you are traveling around the the city this weekend, get used to seeing a heavy presence of police officer, especially here at penn station today and through the weekend as well. live outside penn station, don champion, cbs 2 news. >> thank you so much. and protests are expected in chicago this morning following the release of video from a police shooting last year. warn, the video from october 2014, is graphic and disturbing. it shows the 17-year-old being rittled with bullets from an officer's gun. the officer continued to shoot the teen as he lay on the ground. the officer is being held without bond. testers were on the streets into this morning and at times clashed with police. we will have a live report from chicago in the next half hour.
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just in time for thanksgiving, the boil water advisory has been lifted in ho beken but water is gushing into the streets after sunday's water main break. the water company says it's working to fix the main line that brings water from jersey city to ho beken. the city is now receiving water from a transmission line. it could take several days before the main line is 100% fixed. the jury deliberating the fate of former new york assembly speaker sheldon silver will continue today. yesterday less than two hours into deliberation, a juror asked to be excused saying she was feeling pressured and stressed out. the judge refused saying it was too early to excuse a juror. police have released a photo of a man wanted in questioning in the fatal shooting of a governor's aide. police released this image of a
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no arrests have been made in the case. a not guilty plea from the man charged in the murder of a police officer in east harlem last month. officers crowded in the court yesterday and then stared down accused killer tyrone howard. prosecutors say he was running from another shooting in the east river houses when officer randolph holder spotted him and chased him. that's when howard allegedly shot holder in the head. >> the public is watching as well to make sure there's justice. to make sure there's justice for police officer holder. to make sure there's justice for his family. >> howard faces life in prison if convicted. he already has five convictions for drug dealing and a sixth for armed robbery. time is now 5:39. coming up, actor john stamos learns his fate in a dui case. plus, what is making people sick with e. coli.
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and i think this is chris. chris has this interesting observation, not only cold, clear skies so you have 22, but today in 1950, the great storm hits new york city with 94 miles per hour winds. wow. and in just a bit, we will look at last year compare and contrast. we have got so many blessings to be thankful for on this thanksgiving day in so many way, weather being just one of them. clear and 38, winds northwest at 3 miles per hour. cooler readings in the low 20s. even madison is at 23. jersey shore as well. and in the city today, more sun sooner and it will be a touch milder, 52. winds will be calm. and then the change in the wind will actually bring in the wind out of the southeast tomorrow. thanksgiving. will be mild.
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and could see a little bit of drizzle. in stark contrast to thanksgiving eve last year. it was a mess, big area of low pressure, 6 to 12 inches of snow north and west. so it was a bear to just get around, let alone get on your way for a trip. the 20s. nothing like that for us today. and even milder tomorrow. but i think the bigger story is the snow brewing into parts of the west for tonight. snow. again, into parts of the rockies and this is the storm we're going to be watching holiday. thanksgiving afternoon, that icy mix and the snow in the sector of the storm. and rain through chicago. this thing is going to weaken as it heads our way. if saturday is a travel day though and you're coming in through this. but if your plans have you in the central state, just remember, it's going to be a busier period thursday into
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friday. for us, it's mild friday. a chance of a shower on saturday. already about a quarter to 6:00. >> all right. thank you. traveling in yorktown height, an accident blocking a lane on the southbound side of the taconic parkway. this is at route 202. so plan for that for the morning ride. and also in white plain, an overturned vehicle blocks an eastbound lane at exit 5. and brooklyn, an accident blocking the left lane on the westbound side of the parkway that's causing delays that extend back to rockaway parkway. it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. so far, everything is on or close to schedule. 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. actor john stamos won't face any jail time after getting a dui this summer. he entered a no contest plea yesterday. police arrested him in june after reports that he had been driving erratically. the grandfathered and full house star must now take a
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three-month education class for first-time offenders and he has to attend 52 aa meetings. happening today, new york attorney general eric schneiderman will it out with daily fantasy sports sites. they'll decide if they should stop operating in new york for good. this month, he filed a lawsuit claiming they're running illegal gambling operation bus in countersuit, the companies claim fantasy sports are games of skill and not bets. and one connecticut town, christmas is coming early for a young girl battling cancer. the 9-year-old is facing a cancer diagnosis for a third time. to lift her spirit, her family decided to celebrate christmas this weekend. when neighbors heard, they pitched in. and many put up decorations early for her to enjoy. her family couldn't be more grateful. >> it's a terrible situation we're going through. and it's painful and everything you could imagine but it's made a little easier when you have so many people, you know,
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their holidays and their schedules for us. >> her family said they found out the town will light the christmas tree weekend in her honor. in the money watch this morning, a recall and could interest rates be on the rise? >> jill wagner is live. good to see you this morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. well the markets tend to see low trading volume on these holiday weeks and this one no exception. the dow claimed about 19 points yesterday. the nasdaq composite was flat. the commerce department says the u.s. economy grew slightly faster than estimated and that makes it more likely the fed will raise interest rates by the end of the year. and chicken sal hard now linked to an e. coli outbreak. it sickened 19 people in seven state, not new york. but anyone who bought it from any costco on or before friday should throw it out.
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thankful for this holiday weekend. nearly 42 americans will drive 50 miles or more, saving roughly $11 for a full tank of gas. it totals about $451 million in savings. and if turkey isn't your thing, how about a bucket of chicken? check out mcdonald's new 48- piece mcnugget bucket. i should warn, it's only available for a limited time and only in japan to promote the japanese girl band ngt 48. >> that's kind of a far trip for that. does your thanksgiving dinner come with heart burn? >> from the turkey and brussel sprouts to mashed potatoes and gracey, for millions of people who suffer acid reflux, thanksgiving dinner can be hard to swallow. >> this grinding, burning, pain
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>> tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00, he goes under the knife. we will take you inside the operating room to see how it works. >> we wish him the best. okay. up next, in the next half hour, justin bieber, where you? the pop star bails on big time new york appearances. and when we return, behind the scenes of the radio christmas spectacular. but first, otis livingston has the sports update. >> he got picked up by the dolphins a day after the jets waived him. and tonight, the ranger, islander, devils all in action at home.
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and the knicks in orlando. hello from the other side >> adele just said hello to a new record. and *nsync is saying bye, bye, bye for their old one. adele's "25" just outdid their sells with 2.43 million in four days. >> who knew *nsync had the record for so long? >> but we expected adele would break through. it's funny, i mean, just to compare, justin bieber's album only sold like 500 units last week. big difference. and one direction, 400,000 unit. >> and he broke the record for top 100s too. so a lot of records broken. and when it comes to the weather, any chance tomorrow? >> no, not breaking records but it's delightful weather for traveling today. clear and 38, that's in the city. so cooler north and west. but smooth sailing.
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a degree or two above normal for the city. and still on track to go down as the warmest november ever. and speaking of warm, cool parade but comfortable, 50 as we get things underway. much better for the inflation party tonight. and there could be drizzle in the afternoon. but i think you're fine through the parade but it's chilly. you know, you got to have the right gear on. and then, to the mall on friday, you're looking really nice with temperatures in the low 60s. so in the spirit of thanksgiving, i have a message to pass alonging for here. the staff at west point, they watch every morning and they said they are thankful for your forecast they appreciate you. >> and we appreciate what they do. >> yeah, and to your wife monica, happy birthday. and let's help with you the commute in white plains. an overthe turned vehicle blocking one eastbound lane at exit 5. anticipate that.
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and in the map, there's an overheight box truck that struck an overpass on the northbound side of the hutch at king street. it will affect your ride. and it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris, back to you. >> thank you. thanksgiving came a couple days early for hundreds of needy new york families. the cardinal led the way as catholic charities gave out thanksgiving meals to nearly 700 people in need. it took place yesterday at the community center in harlem. the cardinal wearing a new york mets cap and said he is grateful for the honor of being able to help. well, nothing helps kick- off the holiday season in new york like the radio city christmas spectacular. and this year they are set operating their 90th an severe -- they are celebrating their 90th anniversary. come on, sleigh ride mike christmas time is here again
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>> reporter: the radio city christmas spectacular is back and they are showing off their kicks and costumes backstage. day the. and that's between two casts. and each cast has 36 women. and a partridge in the pear tree >> and we are wearing the 12 days of christmas this morning. probably one of the most difficult number, seven minutes long. >> reporter: the parade of wooden soldiers is a class and i can fan favorite. >> try to hold on each other. what type of core balance do you need? >> a lot of hard work and together. magic. >> absolutely. >> reporter: next the red row single digits checks and next is the hat. head? >> they have a chinstrap around. just in case. >> oh. let's circle to the left. >> reporter: they have nine
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costume changes throughout the show and here is one of the quick change booth which is is located to the side of the stage. change. we take the pants off and get and green dresses. >> reporter: and you get a tour from a double decker bus and the living nativity scene. the radio city christmas spectacular runs now through music hall. cbs 2 news. >> such a great job. >> and jill wasn't even winded. >> you used to be a rockette. >> i was a junior rockette. i love the skating santas. today. >> and tomorrow? >> warmer but gray. >> it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. all that coming up. >> no good traffic news. >> now is a good time. still ahead, a newborn baby at a queen's church. the search is on for his mother.
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it is 6:00. 38 degrees on this wednesday, november 25th. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. john elliott and alex denis with traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. but first, here's what's new. >> a lot of police presence, things the public will see and of course things the public will not see. >> authorities on high alert as nearly 47 million people travel for the thanksgiving holiday amid rising terror threats the. tsa is expected to hold a news conference this morning at laguardia airport. we will have a live report from there coming up.
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through the streets of chicago protesters clash with police after the release of dash cam video that shows the shooting death of a teenager at the hands of a chicago police officer. fire damages a supermarket overnight in harlem. it took more than a hundred firefighters to bring the flames under control. new video this morning. a rare look at an underground tunnel used by isis in iraq stocked with supplies. we will take a closer look at the shelter that helped militants dodge air strikes. she was probably just thinking that this is a safe place and that the person who thing. >> it is a story that everyone is talking about today. a newborn left in a manger at a church in queens. the baby boy is healthy this morning. coming up, how the newborn was found and if the mother did the right thing. right here when i smelled the smoke.
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>> i went in the back room and told my mommy. >> a 6-year-old boy from long island jumps into action to save his family from a house fire. we will have his incredible story of bravery coming up later in the program. it's now 60:00 2 . time for traffic and weather on the 2s. and over to -- now 6:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> thanks, mary. a beautiful full moon out there. it's the full beaver moon or the frosty moon. some folks ask me, where do they get their name? the beaver moon, it's because beavers are getting busy right now. and in the old day, this is when the trappers would get busy for the season. and calm, clear conditions. so that means there's more of a temperature spread. cooler reading north and west. and even partsover long island. you're in the 20s out door and then more of a dynamic with more of a swing in the temperatures today. warming you up to about 52, a degree or two above normal. and it's dry, not very windy so it's good for travel. you're just going to have company, right?
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>> yep, that's right. we have in white plain, an overturned vehicle blocking an eastbound laneover route 287 at exit 5. plan for this. and also on the map, there's an overheight box truck that struck an overpass on the northbound side of the hutch at kings street. so if you're traveling in that direction, something else to affect the ride. in brooklyn, an accident on the westbound side of the belt parkway. delays back to rockaway parkway. and a live look, the george washington bridge, delay-free, not only here but lincoln and holland tunnel as well. it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and 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. fire strikes an upper manhattan supermarket overnight. the call came in around 1:15 this morning in harlem. dozens of additional fire trucks were later called in with more than 100 firefighters on the scene. the windows store -- the windows of the store were blown out. no injuries were reported.
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the cause is under investigation. travelers are on high alert and police are guard this morning amid heightened concerns of terrorists. >> the state department issued a worldwide travel alert. janelle burrell is live from laguardia airport. >> reporter: well, mary, we have seen a steady stream of passengers in and out of laguardia this morning. as many as 300,000 people expected to fly in and out of this airport between now and sunday. and with that travel alert in effect, people here tell us they are being extra cautious and preparing for extra long security lines. >> you know, i have to travel for work so i don't have much of a choice. >> reporter: the heightened concern about terror threats on the minds of many traveling on one of the busiest travel days of the year. the state department issuing a worldwide terror alert for americans. president barack obama yesterday urging the public to be vigilant but not give into fear.
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>> that's how terrorists win. we cannot give them the victory of changing how we go about our lives. >> reporter: federal officials are telling people to be especially cautious in large crowds. ahead of the balloons for the thanksgiving day parade, you can see the increased security at the tend of the parade route in midtown. >> they're everywhere. i love that. that's very important. we need that here in the city. >> there will be a lot of police presence, things the public will see and of course things the public will not see. >> reporter: the nypd planning to have extra uniformed officers and traffic agents, mounted units. >> some of those officers will the rifles. we will have additional hercules team, those are the heavily armed entities that parade route. >> around large crowd, this is where they would target but i mean, i don't really worry about it. you can't live in fear. >> reporter: now police
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stresses that there are no specific or credible threats against the city but tsa officials as well as airport officials urging people to give themselves plenty of extra time before they head out the door as they travel this holiday weekend. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. a developing story out of chicago. protesters take to the streets following the release of video that shows the police shooting of an african-american teenager. >> reporter: good morning. on that october night last year, eight police officers per sued the 17-year-old suspected robber. he was holding a 3-inch knife. the officer who opened fire said he feared for his life. the city of chicago was bracing for more heated protests following the release of a video showing laquan mcdonald's last moments. >> 16 shots! 16 shots!
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>> reporter: demonstrators clashed with police into the early morning. as they blocked intersection after intersection. the chaos erupted hours after authorities released this video gruesome dash cam footage, showing the 17-year-old being rittled with bullets from officer jason van dyke's weapon. >> boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, his body dead. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: the silent video shows van dyke continue to shoot the teen as he lay on the ground. and many are wondering why it took prosecutors 1 months to file murder charges against him. >> working with the federal partners at the u.s. attorney's office and the fbi, you move at the rate this they move. >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel hopes the charges will help mend a rift between the police department and some community members. >> i believe this is a moment that can be build bridges of understanding rather than become a barrier of misunderstanding. >> reporter: van dyke is being
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held without bond. if convicted, he faces 20 years to life behind bars. van dyke will next appear in court on monday. as for the protests, more are expected later today. live in chicago, chris, mary, back to you. >> thank you. police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a car in new jersey last night. utility pole. chopper 2 was over the crash scene. two women in the car were critically injured and taken to the hospital. coming up, abandoned at a church. and just hours old. the story of a newborn left in a queens nativity scene. and they are american treasures. yogi berra leads an all-star class of recipients honored with the presidential medal of freedom. all right, kid, i know you're getting ready for a
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break but let's take care of today. the knees are going to being at the bus stop. cool this morning but then the sun returns this afternoon. the trip home is going to be comfortable.
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coming up. starting out with 3 6 degrees. if you're getting out of town, it's going to warm up. traffic and weather on the 2s coming upping for. >> take that aggressive approach to the commute today. >> yeah, exactly. how about this? it's going to be a white thanksgiving in california's mountains. early season storms have blanketed the mountains with snow. and another storm is expected this week. look at this. good news i guess for ski resorts and drought conditions there. tough to get to grandma's though. john elliott has the forecast for today. >> tell you, if grandmas all- wheel drive, she's fine. and that's -- if grandma has all-wheel drive, she's fine. they are so desperate. and the snow resources, they really need them. and that's going to impact the midwest by thanksgiving and into saturday as well. all right, into connecticut. 32 in westport. 32 in riverhead. cool readings in and around the city.
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don't be surprised, ice on some of the car windows, maybe a little bit of scraping in the cool pockets. that's exceptional. that's not widespread but it is cold enough. and in 1942 and 43 and 44, the parade was canceled because the rubber from rubber from balloon was -- -- rubber for the balloons was donated for the war effort. 50 degrees as we get the parade underway. and the inflation which is a year than last. humidity at 62%. yeah, the numbers in the low 20s, circling the city all the day down ocean county. 25 through suffolk as well. high pressure is in control.
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gray skies and mostly sunny sky conditions most of the day. and parts of california into the rocky, there's the snow. and wet weather into la if you're making a coast to coast trip today. and more problems. rain is going to erupt. and it will be heavy at times throughout the holiday. for us today, wednesday travel weather just great. and thanksgiving even milder with those clouds filling in. black friday, 60s for the shoppers. that will be the peak. we will see the numbers drop quite a bit as we work our way through the weekend. and coming back, it will feel like november with the 40s. income day planner, 9:00 a.m., clouds definitely. 50 here in the city for the parade. and 59 the afternoon high. and just a real treat. and then nice for that stroll. come on, you know, you should take a walk after that meal. a chance of a shower back in the forecast saturday at 30% and then cooler for the trip home sunday.
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and let's get you on your trip right now with alex denis. >> so hard to get going. traveling this morning in white plains, an overturned vehicle blocking a lane on the eastbound side of route 287 at exit 5. not a great alternate through the area. we are starting to see delays. and there's an overheight box truck that struck an overpass on the northbound side of the hutch. it's at king street. and in brooklyn, an accident blocks the left lane of the westbound side of the belt parkway. delays back to rockaway parkway. and mass transit everything is on david ortiz close to schedule. it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. the search is on for the mother of a newborn baby discovered in a church nativity scene in queens. >> the baby was just hours old when it was discovered monday. >> reporter: it certainly is a familiar story to the parrish
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a child found laying in a manger brand in swaddling clothes. >> a baby brand in a towel. the baby was crying so obviously he was well. he was breathing. he had good color. and we noticed that his umbilical cord was still attached. >> reporter: the bishop says the baby boy was just a few hours old when a church custodian returning from lunch monday heard his cries and found him in the nativity scene at the altar. the father could not believe his eyes. >> i was shocked and yet really moved by it. you know, it's -- the church is meant to be a home for those in need and, you know, pope francis preaches about mercy and this is actually a year of mercy and what more merciful way to live but to give a home to someone in need. >> reporter: a school nurse tended to the newborn until an ambulance arrived to take the
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churches are considered safe responsible adult. this baby was left alone. kevin and lauren, church members and new parents themselves sympathized with the baby's mother. >> we have been in the parrish for almost two years and we feel at home and welcomed here. >> she was probably just thinking that it's a safe place and that the person who will thing. >> reporter: there are no cameras signed the church. the bishop says outdoor cameras show several women arriving and leaving but it's not clear who left the baby. the parrish just wants the mother to know, the baby boy is safe, already loved and will always have a home at holy child jesus church. cbs 2 news. overseas now. the syrian army has confirmed it rescued one of the russian pilots whose plane was shot down by turkey. one pilot was killed by ground
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fire as he parachute from the crippled aircraft. turkey says the plane vie lited its air space. russia denies the charge and calls the actions a stab in the back and warned of significant consequences. it's the first time in half a century that a nato member has downed a russian plane. the secretary general says they stand with turkey. a rare look at underground tunnels islamic state militants used to dodge air strikes and get around without blowing their cover. the footage shows hundreds of feet of tunnels under houses in sinjar, iraq. the homes contain sandbag, mattress, food, ammunition, explosives and boxes of painkillers and medication. kurdish and coalition forces regained control of the city two weeks ago. justin bieber a no-show. what's going on? and advice for parents on how to pick out a present that won't harm the kids. and stock futures are higher this morning. the dow jones industrial
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the nasdaq composite added just .3.
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yesterday. well, i know today is a busy travel day for millions of people nationwide. i don't know if any place in this country has this nice a wake-up call. look at this shot. these colors are just gorgeous out there. we welcome you on this wednesday, the 5th of november. >> it's cool, 36 in the city. but some of the best weather in the country. >> how about that? >> as far as rare travel along the east coast, rail travel, weather not going to have much of an impact at all. less wind and nice numbers as well. and even though it's national blah day. the tricky weather is out west. there's snow in the rockies and rain affecting the plains and the upper great lakes. and generally quiet on thanksgiving but watch for the clouds to fill in.
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it's mild though, mid- to upper 50s. and then the 60s for friday. and then showers saturday. and it's quite a bit cooler. there's going to be a big drop from friday into sunday and monday of next week. but till then, relatively quiet and mild. >> i'm going the see part of the great nation by rail later today. can't wait. >> yeah, no problems. from my department. >> yeah,. >> and no delays. >> so far, so good. keep your fingers crossed. in white plain, an overturned vehicle blocking an eastbound lane of route 287 at exit 5. and an overheight box truck struck an overpass at king street at the hutch. not a great alternate there either. plan accordingly. hesitation through the area. and in brooklyn, an accident blocking the left lane on the westbound side of the belt parkway at flatbush avenue. delays back to rockaway parkway. and the george washington bridge, starting to build to the toll plaza. the good news, still only about a 10 minute wait at all of the
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and mass transit is on or close to schedule. it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. a familiar face will be on the sideline at metlife stadium to face the jets. >> otis livingston has the cbs 2 wfan sports update. >> good morning everyone. tonight, full night on ice. ragers and islanders and devils all at home. and the knicks in orlando. the invitational yesterday, trying to bounce back. put up a good fight against another top 20 team. he led the way with 17. but do you know who is smarter than the average point guard? he had a game-high 22. they play better in game two of the classic but still lost 83- 73. and maybe the dolphins are taking a page from rex ryan. a day after he's waived by the jet, miami picks him up. not sure if he will suit up this sunday. and that's your cbs 2 wfan sports update.
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and now the question a lot of people are asking. >> deborah: is justin bieber? i mean, he was at the ama. >> i know you're asking. >> my day is not complete unless i know his every move. and alex denis has today's 2 talkers. >> you gave me the scoop -- >> i'm a blebber. >> he skip add appearances in new york for what is being described as personal reasons. he was scheduled to shoot a performance for cbs thanksgiving day parade last night and appear on "the late show with stephen colbert." he tweeted my apologies. i won't be able to make to it new york city for the show but i look forward to making it up to you soon. and he tweeted at colbert saying, thanks for understanding. so we will see. if he makes it up and -- >> he's been with corden last week w doing the car pool karaokes and then the parade. >> he's been missing in some areas. this is something we've all
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been talking about, the highest honor the united states civilian can receive, the presidential medal of freedom. and this year, many of the recipients have ties to new york city. brooklyn's barbra streisand along with steven spielberg received the honor yesterday. and yogi berra, his son larry was there to accept the award for his father who died this year. willie mays. there you go. >> congratulations to them. >> and you know what i have been saying all morning, us. >> you have been. next, travel fear, the new security measures the nypd is taking as millions of people head out of town. and the interest request from a juror in the trial of sheldon silver. see the note she sent to the judge. and a crime of passion. a house up in flames and an ex- boyfriend is set the to appear
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former girl friend's home. 36 on a beautiful wednesday morning, november 5th. starting to warm up for the thanksgiving holiday. not just yet but that's coming. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. first on this get away wednesday, millions of americans hitting the road for thanksgiving. what the government wants you to know before you celebrate the holidays. a car destroyed after it hits a pole in new jersey but it's more than a traffic accident. the shocking discovery police made about the women inside. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. we begin with the holiday travel fears as many gear up for the roads and the rails. >> janelle burrell is live at laguardia airport with more this morning. >> reporter: yeah, chris, since we have been here, we have seen the lines ease up a bit here at laguardia but we are expecting the volume to pick up later into the morning here. and now with that travel alert in effect right before thanksgiving, officials here are urging the crowds to prepare for long lines at security. >> i have to travel for work so i don't have a choice. >> reporter: the heightened
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the minds of many traveling on what is one of the busiest travel days of the year. the state department issuing a worldwide terror alert for americans. president barack obama yesterday urging the public to be vigilant but not give into fear. >> that's how terrorists win. we cannot give them the victory living our lives. >> reporter: as part of the alert, federal officials are telling people to be especially cautious in large crowds. you can see the increase in security at the end of the parade route in midtown. >> they're everywhere. >> you like that? >> i like that. we love that. that's important. >> there will be a lot of police presence. things the public will see and of course things the public will not see. >> reporter: the nypd planning to have hundreds of extra uniformed officers and traffic agents, mobile camera, helicopters and mounted units. >> some of those officers would be equipped with the long guns
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as we have heard of them, the rifles. and we will have additional hercules teams, those are the heavily armed entities that will be around the area of the parade route. >> when ever you're around large crowd, this is places where they would target but i don't really worry about it. you can't live in fear. >> reporter: and sunday, as many as 300,000 people expected to fly in and out of laguardia airport here. the police commissioner stresses that there have been no specific or credible threats against the new york city area but of course, he is urging everyone to be extra vigilant and allow extra time before you head out the door this weekend. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you so much. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john elliott, good morning again. >> see that little wave? >> yeah. >> walking by, knew he was live. we are going to wave good-bye to the clouds. more sun during the day today. but clear sky, beautiful moon
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and that mean it's chilly, 36 in the city. and that's the hot spot. some folks, 10 degrees kohler. not windy but 20s is cold. and a little jacket and coat and maybe some mittens too. so wear a hat. 47 at lunchtime. 52 the high this afternoon. and a little bit above normal. and we will talk more travel weather and look at how dry we are coming up in just a bit. rite now, how wild are the roads? so a lot of company out there. let's begin with an alert. jim smith is over the scene with more information for us. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, keep this in mind. traveling northbound on the hutch right where it becomes the parkway at the state line, kings street overpass, this truck was too high, and it struck the overpass. you can see where the roof got ripped off. and right now, there are no lanes closed and no dethrice speak of but we could see a lane closure as crews try to pull the truck ott of the area.
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live -- truck out of the area. >> thank you. and also in newark, route 21 is closed southbound. this is also due to an accident there. and it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. and if your travels take to you the airport, so far, everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newarkicerty. and aaa expects nearly 47 million americans to travel 50 miles or more over the holiday period today through sunday. driving remains the most popular mode of travel with 42 million hitting the road. they expect 300,000 more travelers over last year, marking the seventh consecutive year thanksgiving travel growth. so a lot of company. chris, i know you're headed out. >> thank you so much. and now the hunt for the gunman who opened fire in new jersey last night. two women in the car were critically wounded. >> and andrea grymes is live
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>> reporter: that's right. they are recovering here at university hospital in new. as you mentioned, taken here in critical condition. and let's show you video that we shot last night. police say they got a call around 7:30 last night for shots fired on middlesex street. both women were in a car when investigators say they were shot multiple times. police say the women then drove to east henry street where the car crashed into a utility pole. a neighbor we spoke with said the violence is ridiculous. >> think about my kids. and i think about myself too. because it's not even safe around here no more. everybody used to come here and live. you can even come here and live no more. >> reporter: in word yet on the identities of the victims or the ages and no description yet of a suspect from police. and of course no arrests have been made. reporting live this morning in newark, andrea grymes, cbs 2
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fire strikes an upper manhattan supermarket overnight. the call came in around 1:15 this morning in harlem. dozens of additional fire trucks were calmed in with more than 100 firefighters onscene. the windows of the store were blown out but it doesn't appear anyone was inside the store and no injuries were reported. the cause is under investigation. a not guilty plea for the man charged in the murder of a police officer in east harlem last month. officers crowded into court yesterday and then stared down accused killer tyrone howard. prosecutors say he was running from another shooting in the east river houses when officer randolph holder spotted him near afoot bridge and chased him. and that's when howard allegedly shot holder in the head. >> the public is watching as well to make sure there's justice. to make sure there's justice for police officer holder. to make sure there's justice for his family. >> howard faces life in prison if convicted. he already has five convictions
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for drug dealing and a sixth for armed robbery. police have released the photo of a man wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of an aide to governor cuomo. in september, he was caught in cross fire of rival gangs. so far, no arrests have been made in the case. new video this morning shows a suspect connected to five burglaries in bronx. all happened within a two-hour period on monday. two busies were hit on 172nd street and two others on st. lawrence avenue and one on archer street. in each case, the man entered the businesses and took cash from the cash register totaling around $2,800. a long island house explodes in flames and police say a scorned lover nearly burned down his ex-girlfriend's home. and today the ex-boyfriend will be arraigned on arson charges. police say the 21-year-old threw a molotov cocktail through an upstairs window and covered a car with gasoline.
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everyone managed to get out alive. and investigators say this wasn't his first attempt. he is accused of trying to do the same thing a week ago. >> apparently that didn't work so i guess somebody came back to finish the job. >> whoever did this needs to pay. justice has to be served. >> the couple broke up two years ago. no word on what motivated him to set the fire allegedly. the jury begins the second day of deliberations in the trial of sheldon silver. he is accused of taking about $4 million in bribes and kickbacks. yesterday less than two hours into deliberation, a juror asked to be excused, saying she was feeling pressured and, quote, stressed out. the judge refused saying it was too soon to excuse a juror. coming up, a warning about dangerous toys. >> and a newborn baby abandoned
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the miracle found in a manger. and this -- >> the fireman told me what to do if the house is on fire. >> the lesson a long island first grader learned at school that saved his whole family from flames. plus, we have been busy preparing for thanksgiving. some of our favorite dishes that can add to your holiday feast. every sip. the taste uniquely dunkin'. each cup uniquely you. brewed fresh because it's not just any coffee. it's your coffee, your dunkin'.
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just as kids are working on their toy wish list for the holiday, a new report is out on the most dangerous toys for the season. they released the trouble in toyland report. the group said balloons are responsible for more choking deaths than any other toy or children's product. and experts suggest using the toilet paper tube test. if a toy fits inside the tube, it's too small for a toddler. be careful. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john back once again. >> that was a cute kid there. >> yeah. >> squished face. for the kid, you know what, it's chilly. so bundle up. nicer this afternoon. for the parade, 50 as we get things underway. that sounds great but you still have to have the layers on because when you're not moving, you want to stay warm. in the city right now, yeah, definitely need to layer up.
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and numbers as low as 21. that heat escapes and no clouds keeping us warm. and it's a chilly way to start the day but we will recover. and warmer than yesterday with less wind and more sun. 52 above the normal of 50. and speaking of normal, 19 of the first 24 days in the books for november. and have been above normal. on average, about 5.2 degrees. we will hold on to this going down in the books as the warmest november ever. significant spread there. and remember, we're above normal today. and then we're even warmer for your thursday and friday. deficit though, over 8 inches below normal. we need the rain. and no real significant rain in the forecast. a little drizzle possible later tomorrow. clouds to fill in. and then a chance of showers on saturday. and then dry and cool sunday into monday. so dry roads right now. but busy roads, right alex denis? >> you're right. let's help you navigate. let's begin in newark where
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this is due to an accident. stick with the garden state warkway. and queen, an accident on the jackie robinson parkway. and if you are seeing traffic on the northbound side of the van wyck, yep, that's not your eyes. let's take a live look, northbound back to jfk airport. regular rush hour commuter issues. and the lincoln tunnel, 20 minute delay. and 15 at the holland and george washington. and mass transit is on or close to schedule today. offering extra service this the holiday weekend. and it is a gridlock alert day. option. alternate side of the street city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. authorities are still looking for the woman who left a baby boy at the holy child jesus church in richmond a church custodian returning lunch heard the cries from the altar. >> he was breathing.
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and he noticed that his umbilical cord was still attached. >> she was probably just thinking that this is a safe place and that the person who will find her will do the right thing. >> there are no cameras inside the church. outdoor cameras show several women arriving and leaving but it's not clear who left the baby. churches are considered safe havens if the child is left with a responsible adult. the child was taken to the hospital. he may end up with a family attached to the parrish. >> we hope all things end well for that baby. and now it's a tradition unlike any other here at cbs 2 news. kind of like the masters. >> i don't know abdomen that. >> we were all in the kitchen last night whipping up the creations. so let's start things off. >> yes. >> since this was your idea because you love to cook. >> i do. >> and we're terrible. >> i did the stuffed mushrooms and i was late into the night. would you like to try them? >> because look at the effort. come on.
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>> i made them and i really worked hard and left it on the stove. there it is, left them on the stove. and i left and thinking, this will be fine. no one will touch them. my husband -- >> ate them all? >> did he not know? >> so i had stay up late. >> very clean kitchen mary. >> thanks. >> what are they stuffed with? >> this is sausage out of the casings. also i put in stuffing mix -- >> oh. >> and the reason why, one day when i was doing them, i didn't have the crumbs and the cheese and everything like that so i figured i would add that. it was great. and a little onion and the mushroom chopped up. there you are. >> very nice. >> and i will eat this. especially because i'm eating for two. but i'm up next. >> very good. >> i did like a creamy corn bread. it's been a stay until our house. it's really easy. one box of jiffy mix and creamed corn, regular corn, some but ther, sour cream, there it ising for.
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and i also cleaned the counter and i also cleaned the counter top just in case. and i had a helper. and did do two different recipes. i made a separate one for you all to enjoy. but he kept saying cook, cook. he was excited to help. >> did not realize you could bring in a soux chef. >> yeah. okay. you guys are serving that, the next. this is not so much of a side dish. this is a healthy alternative. >> oh, okay. >> although you could have it as a side dish. >> how is it going? >> i know, it's a little stuck. >> what i made here is a turkey chili. organic turkey chili. the a little bit of everything. first of all, go to the butcher and get some grass fed or bannock turkey and then rub it www.some chili pepper.
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okay. and the old chili pepper rub. talk about being many the kitchen, holy cow, it was like forget about it. for hour, i screwed up the first two -- >> did you? >> no, kid. the black bean, and kidney beans and pinto beans. roasted corn. >> the yeah. >> and this is the left over option. if you don't feel like the big dinner, this say healthy option for healthy friends out there. i don't like those people very much but i told them i would represent them. and they're like, roasted corn, tomatoes, mix it, let it simmer. try it out. more pepper if you like to spice it up. and then a little corn bread. this is just something i winded up. the corn bread took five, 10 minutes. >> and yours is delicious. >> thank you. >> and mine is a little healthy but for me to cook, i have to be in the mood. >> yeah.
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>> and nothing gets me in the mood like vick. oh, yeah. here's the deal, my wife says you should just quarter the sweet potatoes but i like them smoother. but the earthquake, sorry about that, alex. yogurt. and a little bit of garlic, it brings the flavor out. and a lemon. >> we need to taste this. sugar. >> oh, yeah? >> it tastes more lemon which is more savory than sweet. >> that's very, very good. >> and the feast begins. >> so that lingers a while ( used to love that. >> i like that john likes to use the power tools.
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a long island first grader being hailed a hero after helping his family escape a raging house fire. >> he was eating ice cream after pee wee football practice last month when he smelled smoke. he called out from room to room alerting the family of the danger. his mom, uncle and graped father who were upstairs -- and grandfather who were upstairs. he received an award at town hall recently. the family lost all of their
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still say -- all of their possessions but they say this thanksgiving may be the most special of all. for the get away today, no problems in and around locally, all the way up into new england and down to the mid-atlantic. it's smooth sailing, upper 40s and low 50s. clouds overhead. and it will be a cloudy day tomorrow. and maybe late day drizzle. and 10:30, 53. 57 by lunchtime tomorrow. and then 59 for a high. and wait, there's more. as you head out for some of those early holiday deal, 63 on friday. but it's going to be busy any way you slice it, right? >> you're right. let's begin in newark where route 21 closed southbound. if you stick with the garden state parkway, it will be a better riding for. and the queen, a crash at the q gardens interchange. and also today, it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option.
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alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. let's check in with "cbs this morning," gayle king and charlie rose with a preview. >> good morning to you. we are in chicago with overnight protests after a video was released of an officer shooting a teenager 16 times. plus, tracking holiday travel and efforts to keep airline seats to getting smaller. and the macy's thanksgiving day parade, we find out how the nypd is using horse patrols to protect the city. >> and target's ceo he says they are ready for you. looking for a tv on sale. the news is back in the morning. you wanted the big screen tv? screen tv. watch. >> yeah, for $149. >> we are getting their christmas lists. >> are you getting this down? >> just keep rattling off.
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>> am i on your list? >> we didn't get your item. >> chris, a wear a size 10 shoe. and love designers. do with that what you will. >> she is shrinking before your very eyes. >> she would look great. >> have a great thanksgiving to >> all right. what you need to know
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next. good morning. we welcome back you back on this wednesday, the 25th of november. 36 degrees out there but the sun is going to warm things up a little. john will have the weather in a moment. leave extra time while traveling today. tsa having been told to take their time while screening bags. the stepped up security extends to busy train stations and travel hubs like penn station. the nypd is also trying to protect the more than 1 million people expected to attend the thanksgiving day parade. the search is on for the gunman who opened fire in new jersey last night. the car then crashed into a pole. two women in the car were wounded. they are in critical condition. the fight to shut down daily fantasy sports sites in
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new york heads to court today. the judge will hear arguments from new york's attorney general. the attorney general claims they are rung illegal gambling operation bus the companies say it's a game of skill. and now alex denis for a look at traffic. >> this newark, route 21 closed southbound. it's due to an accident. stick with the garden state parkway. and one of the hundreds of cameras in the area, - a 20 minute delay at the lincoln. and not only here though, the george washington bridge and holland are at a 20 minute delay as well. and today, it is a gridlock alert day. mass transit will be your best option. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect city-wide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. look at that traffic. one of those days but weather is not going to vex you in any way. numbers a little bit above normal, less wind, pretty skies, take the sunglass. tomorrow, more clouds, drizzle late, warmer friday. a chance of a shower saturday. travel safe. another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thanksgiving for watching. i'm mary calvi. >> and i am chris wragge.
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