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. live from studio 46. this is cbs 2 news, this morning. it is 4:30 on this wednesday morning. how are you? wednesday, december 16th a sunny cooler day ahead good morning i'm chris wragge. >> we'll have weather and traffic on the 2's. the department of homeland security will announce changes to the terror alert system. >> the top cop will be discussing terrorism with the fbi director, we have more from police headquarters in lower manhattan, janelle. it certainly was a busy day yesterday for bill bratton dealing with those e-mail threats against our city school system he'll be meeting with the head at police headquarters to discuss terrorism and we are
about the school threats yesterday. the joint press conference this morning between nypd commissioner bill bratton and the head of the fbi james comy will address terrorism, not clear what the specifics will be, press conference comes a day after this. we're closing all districtcampuses today due to a threat that has come. a shut down to the los angeles school system after an e-mail threatened attacked on every school with bombs hidden in backpacks and lockers. >> we believe the e-mail originated over seas, the language in the e-mail would lead us to believe this is no a gihadish. >> it was so generic.
hoax and did not warrant closing schools, schools chancellor says the nypd was contacted immediately after receiving the e-mail. >> the mayor and myself decided to keep the schools open. safety is my priority under all circumstances we felt very confident this was the right thing to do. >> they are still working to pinpoint to see who sent the e- mails to the school system, we are expecting to hear from bill bratton ahead of the fbi here later this morning, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. time for traffic and weather on the 2's, john, good morning. good morning, hi everybody we'll see changes ultimately result in a cooler weekend,
and 54%, someone in the elevator said, i want to wear my sweaters! and the clouds fill in and the chance of rain returning over night and into your thursday, thursday is an interesting day with light rain in the morning heavier in the afternoon, today relatively benign, still well above normal. 51 at lunchtime. 52 this afternoon for your high. highs only in the low 50s, and yes even cooler temperatures awaiting you know who is awaiting right now? it is alex dennis to help you. if you are traveling here in jersey city let's begin there the covered roadway remains closed in both directions between jersey avenue, tunnel avenue, and if you stick with the bridge as an alternate it will be a smoother ride. let's take a life look we have construction clearing in the apartments at the inbound
free as you make your way to the toll. remember to be safe don't text and drive, chris over to you. happening today on long island, a crews say students in a hall way complained of difficulty breathing and burning sensation in their throats classes resome in west babylon high school. police in the bronx are searching for a robber who they say took off after holding up an armed truck at gunpoint yesterday morning, saying a man put a gun to the guard's neck and grabs two bags full of cash, the guard just made a pick up from a check cashing store, video captured the suspect racing across the street, he made off with
coming up at 5 a.m. new developments as police in forest him's queens say they arrested the man who set three garbage fires there. said to be the man seen on security video last wednesday, said he was drunk and in a bad mood when he lit up dumpsters but not accused of setting fire to homes in the area they are still looking to that person. the republican presidential candidates are back on the trail after the final debate of the year. took place in las vegas for the talk of fighting terrorism. tony has a look at the issue of syrian refugee. >> if obama has brought some to this country, they are leaving, they are going, they are gone. donald is great at the one- liners.
>> real tough. >> you're never going to be president of the united states by insulting your way. with just 50 days until the first votes are cast in iowa the heat was onto put a dent in donald trump's lead. carley fiorina saying americans are looking for solutions. >> not lawyers arguing over laws or entertainers throwing out sound bites that draw media attention. cruz and rubio had a test over foreign policies. >> one of the problems with marco's policy far too often supported hillary clinton and barack obama. >> the cults we are facing today and senator cruz would have supported would lead to a smaller air force and navy we were left this. and blaming law makers for continuing to dysfunction. >> if you would listen to the
nothing to do with this. this is the difference between being a governor and legislature. when someone doesn't work in new jersey they look at me. that primary comes 9 days after caucus day in iowa which is 7 weeks away the democrat candidates face off in their final debate on saturday in new hampshire. on mostly money money watch, officials could make an announcement at the end of the monthly meeting today, a rate hike would be a sign the u.s. economy is strong enough to be weaned from support put in place after the financial crisis, they expect a quarter percent rise, say it is too small to affect most of us, but adjustable rate mortgage rates
dow jones gained 156 points in tuesday's session, nasdaq, and s and p rose 51. and an airliner was hit by a laser at newark airport. >> just got flashed, two flashes. hit right before it landed about 3,000 feet, some 14-miles southwest of newark airport it landed safely at 7:25. one of just thousands reported around the country this year. a major scare for passengers after it skids off the run way in nashville. flight 31 from houston slid off the tarmac and slid on a ditch, passengers and crew members were on board the 737, 8 people were hurt, one person treated
nypd is wanting to find a man for stalking in brooklyn. he grabbed her arm and told her to come with him. she ran away, the girl was on the same platform when the same man followed her and tried to get her to leave with him. the girl got away and the man took off. mayor deblasio announced the resignation of the commissioner of just two years as wella 90 day review of the department's services the restructuring comes as he faces criticism for the rising number of homeless new yorkers. we recognize as the homelessness situation persists we have to evaluate whether the current structures make sense and improve the work of these agencies. cbs 2 has been reporting on the homeless problem and bringing up issues for months now.
acting for a new commissioner. facebook is revamping its real name policy the criticism from the community and ors that spark the change of plans. a wild scene a disgruntled guest sends staff scrambling for safety what workers say drove him over the edge. >> this year, so far nothing. as the flu virus vanished into thin air? what you need to know about the effectiveness of your flu shot? that warm weather isn't sticking around it is dry today, we have wet weather to
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tea for your throat, it's a boston tea party day, 1773, do you remember the crash in 1960, i love my history buffs we got readings in the 30s in the parts of the hudson valley, gorgeous pictures mike sent in spectacular shots of the sunset last night, this is from david, beautiful skies, clouds started to fill in again and yeah after some really comfortable conditions yesterday with that wind the brilliant blue, we'll see things calm down, not as much wind, it is later today when we see clouds fill in before the rain rolls in over night. cloudy and 50, winds are calm, see, told you cool spread there, 39 in monticello to 50 here in the city, 45, chilly for him, 45, and the hamptons, guy has been saying he's been saving so much money on heating which has been a blessing we'll
look at these numbers, 14 degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday morning in the city, you know that is typical of the reportinstations around the area. 51 at lunchtime. 52 for your high this afternoon a little built more typical you'll dial it down between the high and then after work and after school right around 50 then clouds fill in. right now, it's a mix of stars and clouds we're waiting for more sun then waiting for an area of low pressure, front, classic design there is the low pulling in the cold enough air for snow, more snow 'tis the season parts of the midwest and seeing a white christmas, here is what happens between now and say, well, 7 or 8:00, we see clouds increase by 11:00 news time could actually see a stray shower by this time tomorrow morning that's it. there are scattered showers, into thursday afternoon where you finally see some evidence of that front. brief period of heavy rain possible with this system and
it is busy, remember if that's the key time or you've got some important family fun things planned remember thursday afternoon is wet don't change your plans make sure you factor in the forecast and we see this thing pulling out during the course of your day on tuesday, that again is going to pull in some of that cooler air you go from 52 today, there is a bump tomorrow with wet weather, back to 52 on friday, look at the drop saturday and the wind is going to make it feel like the 30s for many. feels like traffic excitement with alex what's going on? we have a couple of changes beginning with our live drive seeing that is in jersey city. our covered roadway remains closed between jersey avenue and tunnel e avenue, and 73rd street you are still delay free but subway issues due to track
running express only, 42nd street to 72nd street. today is a grid lock alert day remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris, back to you. if you're waking up here is a quick story making headlines leaders and the white house spending package that's the word from the house speaker paul ryan the bill funds all government agencies. officials meet today with chicago police commanders part of a civil rights probe, police use of force on the fatal mcdonald shooting. in baltimore deliberations resume in the trial of officer william porter the first of 6 officers to stand trial in the death of freddie gray. gray's neck was broken in the back of a police van, his seat
police made an arrest in the hacking of technology maker vtech. compromised information of more than 6 million children around the world. they arrested a man and seized gear that's been analyzed the arrest came about 30-miles west of london. facebook has amended its policy requiring members to only use their real name. yesterday said they would explain, victims of domestic abuse and people who think their sexual identity might put them at risk are among those who criticized the real name policy, and providing tools to provide the reason for the company. this year's flu season, some questioning if the warm weather is delaying the inevitable. there is something missing in the emergency room this holiday season.
what a difference a year makes. >> we were inundated with flu patients last year. >> this year? >> and this year so far, nothing. >> a 540 cases of coughs and sniffles in this hospital, so far this season, only 10 have tested positive for influenza, that's a fraction of what they usually see. the common cold is here but very little flu. ask around everyone is having the same experience. >> cold and as asthma. >> no flu? >> no. >> here at white plains hospital they theorize this influenza low might be due to the warm weather we've been experiencing, flu virus travels well in cold, dry air. >> if i cough or sneeze right, it forms droplets and they shoot out and if the air is moist and heavy, those droplets are more likely to quickly drop
in the dry air. in the warm weather we're outside more than on top of each other indoors. the flu season is not canceled it will come, it will get here probably in january, but it will be here. your annual flu shot which a procrastinator might not have put off until you is the perfect activity for the week's prior to christmas, especially this year, call it a gift a second chance to keep yourself healthy. white plains, cbs 2 news. you miss him screeching in pain after that. doctors emphasize no one should get a second shot to boost that can be dangerous. and we have a taste of mediterranean in this week's
a texas man should have filled out a customer service survey. a man drove his truck through the lobby of an oklahoma hotel, says he was angry after a billing dispute, he was arrested and charged with two felony counts of assault and battery with a weapon the two workers say it is a miracle they weren't hurt. time for weather and traffic on the 2's we don't recommend taking those actions. we'll have an update on his prison term. we're going to see changes weather wise, it is cooler than it was yesterday we're at 50 with a mix of stars and clouds right now, basically you're about 10 degrees cooler today but that still 10 degrees above normal, what a story tonight, showers start to move in we'll see heavier rain tomorrow
wind chills in the 30s. right there. >> ready for this. >> all right better wear a jacket. we have changes as you make your way on the roadways covered roadway remains closed in both directions between jersey avenue and tunnel e avenue a life look in queens two lanes blocked on the eastbound side on the grand central park way you are moving well but have lingering construction work underway there. alternate side, today is a grid lock alert day, be safe don't text and drive. back to you. thanks so much. in our next half hour held at gunpoint robbers force employees and a cane-wielding customer to the back room of a t-mobile store a close look what happened inside. and we're looking into easy
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after the threats against schools here in new york and los angeles, police commissioner bill bratton will be meeting with the head of the fbi here later this morning to make an announcement. the joint press conference between bill bratton and the head of the fbi james comy will address terrorism but not clear what the specifics will be, the press conference comes a day after this. >> we are closing all district campuses due to a threat that has come. a shut down of the los angeles public school system after an e-mail threatened attack on every school with bombs hidden in backpacks and lockers. new york city schools received a similar e-mail but dealt with the situation completely differently. >> we believe that the e-mail originated over seas. the language in the e-mail would lead us to believe that
>> it was so generic, so outlandish posed to numerous school system simultaneously. >> the threat was a hoax and did not warrant closing schools, the chancellor says the nypd was contacted immediately after receiving the e-mail tuesday morning. >> the mayor bratton and myself made a decision to keep schools open safety is my first priority under all circumstances, but we felt very confident that this was the right thing to do. >> investigators still trying to pinpoint who exactly sent those e-mail threats meanwhile police commissioner bratton and the head of the fbi scheduled to meet at police headquarters at 11:00, cbs 2 news. thank you. coming up on long island we'll show you how authorities are using new technology to fight terrorism and keep you safe.
weatheron the two's. we'll see less wind, it is going to be a cooler day still above normal we're above normal mostly cloudy, 49 clouds, they'll be somewhat capricious in and out a mix of sun and clouds waiting for the return of the wet weather that's not until tonight, it is just light rain to start tomorrow afternoon where you see more activity as far as coverage and intensity, 47 at 8, that's jacket weather, 51 at lunchtime, 52 for your high and increasing clouds probably already by 5 and a little bit of light rain possible over night tonight it is possible you are going to save some time if you listen to alex. that's the plan if you're traveling in jersey city, the covered roadway remains closed in both directions for lingering construction this may affect your ride taking a live look over hundreds of cameras, construction blocking the lane at 73rd street only a little
through the area west side highway is all clear to the lincoln tunnel still moving well not only here but the hudson river crossings, the alternate side is in effect, mass transit may be your best option, be safe don't text and drive. happening today on long island a school will reopen after mysterious fumes sent students and staff to the hospital. they were rushed to the hospital before noon, students complained of difficulty breathing and a burning sensation in their throats no serious injuries were reported the building is deemed safe but the source of the fumes are still unclear. to a developing story in the bronx police searching for a robber who held up an armor truck and started a gun battle. they have details on the suspect who took off, we're live with this story. >> reporter: this robbery
bullets went flying across the neighborhood. the hold up was here on west chester avenue the suspect took out seconds after the crime and police have a new picture of his get away car. take a look. >> the nypd searching for this red four door honda accord with tinted windows last seeing downco lgate avenue at 9:30 tuesday open where he open fire. one witness spoke through a translator said the suspect had an accomplice in the car. said that she saw the guy in the car tell the ergo to keep shooting. the man was picking up, and the man just walked out with two bags containing $78,000 in cash. the perpetrator grabbed the money and took off.
him as he raced across the street bullets went flying in all directions and peopled in neighborhood had to run for cover. a little bit higher, probably wouldn't be here. >> a frightening situation for lily and her husband, one of the bullets from the wild shoot out struck his car the car wash across the street. he just missed getting shot. >> when he heard the first shot he looked and turned saw that there were shooting from the car. he and others scrambled to find refuge and raced into a near by laundro matt. one lady cry. fortunately nobody was hurt but a lot of people are definitely shaken up, right now police need to find the suspect before he possibly targets someone else if you have any information they want you to
the bronx, elana gold, cbs 2 news. a man hunt underway in manhattan for a pair of thieves they say robbed the t mobile store at gunpoint it happened sunday afternoon at 3:00 near east 19th street investigator say the men took off with 40 apple and samsung phones and $1,500 in cash. the federal reserve could end its meeting with a hike in short term interest rates, a sign that the economy could grow without supports put in place from the crisis, stocks were higher, jill wagner joins us from the stock exchange with what a rate hike would mean to consumers. a final debate of the year for the republican presidential candidates that took place in las vegas last night featured a heated exchange between donald trump and jeb bush over the issue of syrian refugees.
country and if i'm president, and if obama has brought some to this country they are leaving they are going, they are gone. donald is great at the one- liners but he is a chaos candidate, he'd be a chaos candidate. >> you're a tough guy, jeb. >> you are never going to be the president. >> 50 days until the first votes are cast in iowa the heat was onto put a dent in donald trump's lead. carley fiorina got in a dig saying americans are looking for solutions. >> not lawyers arguing over laws or entertainers throwing out sound bites that draw media attention. cruz and rubio had a test over foreign policy. one of the questions with the foreign policy, far too
>> it is a fact that the cuts we are facing today that senator cruz would support us. back on the big stage blamed lawmakers. >> they had nothing to do with this. this is the difference between being a governor and being in a legislature. see because when something doesn't work in new jersey they look at me. christie is paying his hopes on a strong showing in new hampshire where they'll hold their last debate in manchester this saturday. a warning for the elderly how con artist scammed a new york grandmother out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. and the government making changes to the terror alert system. >> all eyes on the numbers 1 and 6 on this december 16th times square is getting ready for 2016.
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>> it is a winter wonderland. i tweeted it. take a look see what they did. >> those kind we love, we call it holiday high jinx. high will be lower than it has been, still warmer than it should be. right now, 49 in the city winds are calm relative humidity, 56%. how about that wind yesterday. i hope you were ready for it video coming in around the area it was just whipping today things calm down the high almost on top of us before it breaks down paving the way for an area of low pressure, numbers around the area, good morning we appreciate it 43, pair of 4's, we have 49 for the jersey shore, there will be more clouds this afternoon 46 in morristown cool air up state through the ohio valleyly. it is not arctic yet that we
saturday basically a one-day deal numbers trending up we could be in the 60s again by christmas. there will be a little bit of a retreat before we warm things backup. we are at 49 right now. 52 this afternoon, 49 that's above the normal of 43. suns up 7:13. sunsets at 4:29. if we are already above normal it is a sweep all of the days in december to this point have been above normal. we're going to flirt with those normal numbers into the weekend before they are back above normal for the middle part and second half of your week next week, a very busy week, less wind, light rain tonight, a little bit of rain drizzle, rain in the afternoon, again, it is not a wash out busier in the afternoon with the fog in the morning, it will be a more
possibility of left over showers, usually affects theaquatic life. that will be early and quickly on friday before we see the cool air finally takeover for the weekend, 52 today, some clouds are going to creep in over night rain and drizzle 47 showers are possible. tomorrow is busy you've got that light rain in the morning, milder you'll see a nice bump up to 58 the heavy rain to wrap up the day thursday and thursday night if you have plans that's the time you'll be challenged a bit, friday the wind fills in so saturday with 41, feel like just the 30s, how challenging is iting alex? i just got an alert, if you're traveling in queens it is closed southbound currently here at jewel avenue we have major delays starting to build through the area we'll work to get more information if you
area in queens we have two lanes blocked at the grand central park way, due to lingering construction starting to build, and a lane blocked on 73rd street. and west side highway is all clear for those driving in going west chester, 684, clear in both directions traveling north and southbound off of saw mill, no issues to report. mass transit this may be your best option, and be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. it is a new twist on the national campaign if you see something say something to fight terrorism. law enforcement wantses to know if you spot something on social media. jennifer reports. electronic threats like those in los angeles and new york city schools behind a new move to partner with the public.
media users by asking them to take a screen shot of possible social media threats. leaders say this recently posted threat over the president is a prime example how we can get involved for free. press get and then install. screen shot the threat and text. some threats on facebook don't assume that we know about that provide that screen shot send it to the dips line and give us the opportunity to investigate. they call it the media version of civil defense to keep an eye out for sabotage. >> if they are radicalized please let us know so we can start to monitor those individuals. >> we can intercept tweets, filter it to words and go into
those that may have extreme views. aimed at courthouses and schools on long island, thankfully, hoaxes will this now counter terrorism initiative work? >> screen shot it, seems like a quicker way. >> lawyers we spoke with say no one has a right to make terrorist threats so exposing them is not in the the freedom of speech. four people charged a grandmother of $300,000, one called the 92-year-old woman claiming to be a police sergeant the victim said the money had to be deposited, variations have been carried out around the country. there is new hope that the law providing health benefits to ground zero first responders
included that tax will consider later this week, could be the world trade organization and the victim's compensation fund, members of the delegation praised inclusion of the renewal. and adding to the flurry of laser strikes. and the businesses sweating over this record warmth. we'll get another check on your traffic and weather on the 2's, next. >> i'm specialist timothy kelly at camp carol in south korea, i am from bayville new jersey i
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. back to december today, happy new year everybody, i thought i'd be the first to say, come here, give me a kiss, bill, no. in the city right now, 49 winds are calm relative humidity at 56%, jersey shore, 49 in sandy hook, point pleasant not too bad at all. 49 in new brunswick. and expect that 39, 43, 45 and the hamptons we have 49 in huntington it is a mix of sun and clouds today then you have some wet weather tonight into your thursday heavy rain is thursday afternoon affiliated with a front you can see it
than it will be in el paso, for the weekend we tap into that 41 with the wind we'll feel like the 30s staying brisk high of just 44. let's stay brisk and alert what's going on. >> it is pretty busy let's take a live look in queens where the expressway is currently closed due to an accident in the grand central, plan accordingly not a great alternate we'll update you on this alert. >> construction two lanes are blocked until 6:00 we have delays now back to 79th street the west side highway is a smooth alternate. alternate side is in effect city wide, remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. three, two, one! happy new year! preps are underway for the
for the time arrived in time's square giving early revellers for a chance to jump in the sky, after a few days the numbers will light up at the end of the iconic ball drop. unbelievable. the ice now the rangers the oilers winning streak. here is your sports update. plenty of action in the nba, the nets host the heat. struggling rangers hosting the oilers, dylan with this first nhl goal pass, and 2-1 rangers, a siting one goal, there is a power play goal, rangers win 4- 2. islanders hosting florida,
makes a 1-0 panthers, capped off when aaron slipped one passed the islanders lose 5-1 and second period goal, that was enough for schneider who had 25 saves, that's your cbs 2 update. and if the record warm temperatures continue, we could have the warmest temperatures on record. cbs meg baker has the story. today a ghost town, locker room empty, no white in site, in vernon new jersey, there seems to be more people on the golf course. >> winter will always arrive. a major delay in business for our area all green as far as the eye can see. the resorts say these slopes will remain green not only because it is not cold enough
need a few cold nights of frost to harden this ground. >> most people think it is 32, when it freezes the best snow making temperatures are 12-22. >> humidity also needs to be low the same story in malwa where christmas week is one of the most profitable. >> it is nature, nature has a way of paying us back, it will be a nice long end of the season like last year. last year people were still in ski jackets in easter. >> how much money would you say you are losing thanks to mother nature? >> toemy says they usually have a couple thousand people a day during winter break at $38 a day pass. it adds up the east coast loss is the west gain. >> clients that were originally going to book on the east coast, stratton, are starting
>> both new jersey ski spots are praying to the ski gods they'll be open. hoping the machines are ready to go, meg baker cbs 2. as soon as we found out no school. still waiting. it is 5:27. gloves come off as the candidates spar in the final debate, coming up, who came out on top? plus this. the head of the fbi joining with bill bratton here in new york, we'll have a live report coming up. we hate to be party
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new clues about the suspects who held up an armored truck got in a gunfight and got away with tens of thousands of dollars. they released a photo of the get away card. >> reporter: the nypd searching for this red 4 door honda accord, the man who held up an armored truck got in this vehicle 9:30 when they open fear. >> one spoke through a translator telling us the suspect had an accomplice in the car. she said that she saw the guy in the car tell the other guy to keep shooting. picking up a check when that suspect put a gun to the neck of the armored guard just walked out with two bags con
across the street when he shot at the guard shooting back, people had to run for cover. a little bit higher and he probably wouldn't be here. a frightening situation for lily and her husband, one of the bullets from that wild shoot out struck his car at the car wash across the street. he had been standing right next to it and just missed getting shot. >> he looked and turned and saw that they were shooting from the police car. >> they scrambled to find refuge. one lady cry, a baby scared, me scared too. >> police are also telling us there was a similar armed robbery a few weeks ago at a bank three blocks away at this point it is unclear if the crimes are linked. live in the bronx, cbs 2 news.
weather on the 2's. that warm weather. >> it is for the weekend but nothing like next week. >> for christmas? >> yeah. >> the ski resorts not going to be loving this at all. >> we'll see a big warm up next week today it is less wind relatively quiet feels a little bit closer to normal in the city we have 49 degrees clouds over head, scanning the skies it is going to be dry with less winds over all feels better just a little cooler still staying above normal about 10 degrees on average around the area, we'll dine it down a degree or two, lunchtime 51, clouds start to fill in in the afternoon, afternoon high of 52 then a little bit of rain tonight that's more widespread by tomorrow afternoon we'll talk more about that in a bit. let's talk about the commute this morning. major changes if you're traveling on the van wyck.
construction blocks two lanes of the new england freeway, back as you are discussing, van wyck expressway closed as you make your way between jewel avenue and the grand central, approaching the lie, if you have those delays through the area you'll be up against them all two lanes blocked at 73rd street, that's until 6:00 this morning, starting to ease out, alternate side parking in effect city wide, today is a gridlock alert day remember to be safe don't text and drive. happening today homeland security will announce changes through the terror alert system to keep the public better informed. >> the top cop will discuss terrorism with the fbi director in lower manhattan. good morning to you, that's all police are saying at this point that the meeting between
the head of the fbi will be terror related comes a day after the threats were made against schools here in new york and los angeles. >> the joint conference between bill bratton and the head of the fbi will address terrorism not clear what the specifics will be. the press conference comes a day after this. >> we are closing all district campuses today due to a threat that has come. a shut down of the los angeles public school system after an e-mail threatened an attack on every school with bombs hidden in backpacks and lockers. the new york city school received a similar e-mail but dealt with the situation completely differently. >> we believe that the e-mail originated over seas. the language in the e-mail
this is not a gihad initiative. >> so outlandish. >> saying the threat was a hoax and did not warrant closing schools, the chancellor says the nypd was contacted immediately after receiving the e-mail tuesday morning. >> the mayor bratton and myself made a decision to keep schools open. safety is my first priority under all circumstances, but we felt very confident this was the right thing to do. >> commissioner bratton and the mayor standing by their decision again, expected to meet with the head of the fbi and had the announcement at police headquarters. lower manhattan, cbs2 news. new developments as police in forest hill queens arrested a man they say set garbage fires there, he is seen last wednesday police say he told them he was drunk and in a bad mood when he lit up dumpsters
suspected of setting fires in the home in the area. the faa launched an investigation where an airliner hit by a laser. >> just got laserred, two flashes. the united airlines jet was hit right before it landed at 3,000 feet, 14-miles southwest, the flight out of raleigh landed safely at 7:25. just one of thousands reported around the country this year. a major scare for passengers aboard a southwest airlines flight after it skids off the run way in nashville, flight 31 from houston slid off the tarmac and got stuck in a grassy ditch. 133 passengers and 5 crew members were afford, 8 people hurt one person treated for chest pains the others for minor injuries.
back out after last night's debate in las vegas, analysts say jeb bush put his strongest performance yet much involved heated exchanges with donald trump. this is a tough business to run for president. you're a tough guy, jeb. >> i'm at 42 and you're at 3 so far i'm doing better. looking at those moments in the debate where there were spikes of around jeb bush, when he was addressing a move on his own very little movement on twitter. trump failed to attack rival ted cruz gaining strength in a iowa. and when the democrats will hold their final debate coming up this saturday. in baltimore jury deliberations will resume in the trial of william porter,
triain the death of freddie gray, he died a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police van his wrist and ankles shackled seat belt had not been fastened. jurors said they were dead locked. and the retrial pointing to another suspect, they want to present evidence about a handyman, miller who had a basement workshop, dug up three years ago miller now 78 seen the night before the boy disappeared in 1979. >> the district attorney's office and the fbi and the nypd believed it was probably cause to believe after they were involved in this case, if they believed it, the jury should hear the evidence that's against them. the judge will rule tomorrow on the motion to include evidence about miller.
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too bad even reliable has a pair of fours in red hook. i like this for michael on staten island, the laser ones make sure they are pointed right at the house because they aim them too high. he is not dreaming of a white christmas, and we're trying to get some snow in here, i don't think we're going to succeed. we see another warm up and around the country there will be this battle of warm and cold air if you're planning travel we could see active weather in the central states right now, we are in a new york state of mind with 49 in the park and clouds over head winds are calm relative humidity 56%, 37, one of the cooler readings checkers is turning 13 today, checkers is a dog so don't ask me how i found out.
got k9 weather watchers now, i think they just got an itch. 12:00, 51 degrees, 52 for your afternoon high, still above normal, clouds start to fill in after work after school, nifty 50 a little bit of light rain, always 10 degrees above normal. 63 the records, that will be pretty more clouds at sunset at 4:29 sunsetting on the season tell you what you wouldn't know it winter just five days away. when it arrives warmer, warming right backup next week scan the skies for you, relatively quiet. here is our next potential rainmaker area of low pressure let's time it out, wednesday less wind and dry tonight showers flirt with the area coming in for the tree for fun today a mix of sun and clouds over head and by tonight we see
getting ready to watch colbert tomorrow morning rain showers that's it relatively quiet for much of the day by the afternoon that's when the rain starts to fill in pockets of heavy rain possible lingering through a thursday night friday morning we start to see things clear out but it starts to turn colder bottoming out on saturday and then that warm up begins look at next tuesday, pair of 5's above normal. quarter to 6:00, let's see what's going on. it is pretty busy for this time of morning we have two lanes blocked on the van wyck expressway on an accident between jewel avenue and the grand central. if you speak to the grand central you'll have a little bit of a smoother ride we'll let you know as you start to see relief through the area.
emergency bridge repairs underway. and construction on the freeway at cedar street we are seeing heavy delays that kind of flow back. and it is a grid lock alert day, may be your best option and remember to be safe don't text and drive, also happening today load testing for the bridge connecting the city island to the bronx, being put in place while a new bridge is being built. some residents are weary if it could stand up to the weight of the vehicles when it goes into use on friday. load testing will be underway with heavy equipment including fire trucks crossing the bridge just to demonstrate structural integrity. money watch, all eyes are on the federal deserve. jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange with more. it is decision day for the federal reserve, expected to announce it is raising short term interest rates for the first time since 2008, the fed
the financial crisis to help still late the economy. bank stocks are higher above the decision the dow jumped 156 points the nasdaq up 43. there is a lot of hype surrounding the decision how might raising interest rates affect the average person? >> the housing market got a really big boost from low rates a rate hike means it will -- car loans will also get a bit more expensive. i should note the fed is only expected to raise rate a quarter of a percent of points and raise rates going forward is the goal is to make impact on businesses and consumers as painless and possible. thanks so much. the mta is voting to crack town, losing millions of dollars every year on average 800,000 drivers use bridges and tunnels across new york city
paying up the mta says most offenders are on the henry hudson bridge where users have not paid their bills since 2012. >> you don't want a significant portion of the people not paying. >> it is appropriate, yeah. you have to pay. >> today's proposal calls for a driver's registration to be revoked if they have five unpaid tolls over an 18 month period. the nypd is asking for a man wanted for stalking a teenager he followed a girl grabbed her arm told her to come with him, she ran away cops say the girl was on that same platform yesterday when the same man followed her and once again tried to get her to leave with him the girl got away and the man took off. coming up here at 5:48 a
is out what it means for the homeless crisis here in new york. and line dancing for holiday office party, still to come tips to make sure letting loose won't mean loosing your job. first we have a morning sports update. good morning everyone the rangers beat the oilers, and the nets host the heat and the knicks, it was a first meeting and the number one over all draft pick carl anthony.
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to early menopause and infertility that woman who smoke regularly and started at an early age went into menopausetwo years early and woman whosmoked had a 14% greater risk of infertility. into the cooler weekend, cooler in monroe. pair of fours in river head, 49 at tom's river. less wind, sun giving way to clouds relatively quiet tonight into tomorrow, fog tomorrow morning a front to deal with tomorrow will be a busier weather day, pockets of heavier rain late in the afternoon and at night then that's out of here left over showers friday but the wind fills in and then we've got that cooler air in place for the weekend you're in the right place if you want to
you need to get out the door we have problems in queens two lanes are blocked in the van wyck expressway due to an accident on jewel avenue and the grand central delays are passed the lie, if you stick to the grand central it will be a smoother ride. at the bridge we have the right lane blockedstaten island for emergency bridge deck repairs and blocking two lanes on the southbound side at cedar street causing delays. alternate is affecting city wide, mass transit is your best option, be safe don't text and drive. one thing hard to find in the stores, toy guns the problem is that some of the toys look like real weapons saying 30 online retailers
new york saying the toys need to be brightly colored. office parties around the holiday while many look forward to letting loose with coworkers some events are plagued by drunk and even career-ending moments. companies are giving legal advice to avoid holiday party problems. drunk, slurring, dancing, falling over. >> what happens at the holiday office party? no longer stays at the office party because of smartphones and social media. they live a lot longer. >> saying more legal claims are resulting from inappropriate behavior workplace parties workers are not surprised. >> sometimes they can cross the line. >> i've certainly witnessed that. with the warmer than usual weather some people are choosing clothes too revealing others who drink too much at open bars may not keep their
this season some may talk inappropriately about presidential politics and politics in ways that result in discrimination claims and get people fired. the more you are talking about a hot button issue which the what the holiday party still is is more you are risking somebody being offended. says all employers make it clear that protocols do not go out the window during gatherings. we have what's appropriate and not appropriate and that hasn't changed simply because we're at a holiday party. you're still being judged you have to be careful. even here all dressed up having fun you are still at work. in chelsea, cbs 2 news. could have used this advice yesterday. tell me about it. i thought we were pretty well behaved at our company party last night all though john was not.
>> photo bomb, bridget in the whole cast of blue bloods, they are great. madame secretary, their cast was there last night too. >> back to bridget. there is the whole gang there, there is a picture floating out there of chris wragge and bridget, he is literally pushing me out. i love it. this is true. >> wanted one picture, and there you are. and off the hook! great seeing everybody. behave at your holiday party. and we're all here. today is quiet and remember tomorrow is wet. okay problems in queens van wyck's partial closures major delays coming up. 5:56 homeland security rolling out changes to our terror alert system comes a day after a hoax shut down schools in los angeles. to suggest our records to
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. live from studio 46. this is cbs 2 news this morning. it is 6:00, 49 degrees on this wednesday, december 16th, lower temperatures today than we've seen over the past few days, good morning i'm mary calvi. i'm chris wragge. beautiful shot, alex sitting by with weather and traffic on the 2's, here is what's new this morning. changes coming to the terror alert system, wants to keep the public more informed you can see alerts similar to what the fbi shares with law enforcement agencies.
outlandish and posed to numerous school systems simultaneously. calling the threats in new york city and los angeles a hoax the letter sent to new york cityschools warns of bombs guns and nerve gas. bullets fly during the robbery of an armed vehicle, police are hoping a vehicle will lead them to a dangerous suspect a man who took off with two hefty bags of cash. not a scare in the air but on the ground a southwest flight skids off the run way 133 passengers and five crew members were on board this isn't the only flight in danger the latest incident near newark airport. you'll not be able to insult your way to the presidency. >> if you want something talk about, asked a man if you want something done ask a woman. endless debates how many
have never had to make a decision. punches thrown and trump about the plan to ban muslims from entering the united states. more karaoke this time with one direction, it wasn't just a sing along, wait until you see the dance that he put together. traffic and weather on the 2's. i had always had to sit on the hump in the backseat. remember the transmission where you had no place for your knees? i love that chopper shot. we have beautiful air quality, few more clouds filter in won't be as windy, waiting for the rain tonight if you have an office party or a school function after school even tonight should be okay it is
right through the evening just a few light showers over night with fog tomorrow morning, dip a degree likely between now and 8, 52 your afternoon high clouds fill in and we retreat. get readying if a big drop in the numbers it has been a very busy morning alex. if you are traveling in new roshell never a good sign if you see reds, construction blocking two lanes on the southbound side at cedar street, we have heavy delays also in queens live look of hundreds of cameras, we have two lanes blocked on the van wyck expressway between jewel avenue and the grand central, if you stick with the grand central, it will be a little bit of a smoother ride. let's move to the lincoln tunnel minor delays around the helix portion and the george washington bridge for you
wide, today is a gridlock alert day and take mass transit if you can, don't text and drive. homeland security will roll out changes to the terror alert system. the police commissioner will discuss terrorism with the fbi chief, janelle has more live from police headquarters in lower manhattan. chris this meeting happening a day after threats were made against schools both here in new york city and los angeles as well, nypd commissioner bill bratton will be meeting with the head of the fbi to make a terror announcement of their own. >> the joint press conference between nypd commissioner bill bratton and james comy will address terrorism but not clear what the specifics of the meeting will be the press conference comes a day after this. >> they are closing all district campuses today due to a threat that has come. a shut down of the los angeles public school system
attack on every school with bombs hidden in backpacks and lockers. they received a similar e-mail but dealt with the situation completely differently. >> we believe that the e-mail originated over seas. the language in the e-mail would lead us to believe that this is not a jihad initiative. >> it was so outlandish and posed to numerous school systems simultaneously. the mayor and police commissioner say the threat was a hoax and did not warrant closing schools, the chancellor says the nypd was contacted immediately after receiving the e-mail tuesday morning. the mayor bratton myself made a decision to keep schools open, safety is my first priority under all circumstantials but we felt very confident this was the right thing to do. this morning investigators are still working to determine
threats against the schools again we can tell you bill bratton will be meeting with the head of the fbi later this morning, reporting from lower manhattan, cbs2 news. a man hunt underway for a pair of thieves that robbed a t mobile store, happened sunday afternoon at 3:00 near 19th street now investigators say the men took off with 40 apple and samsung phones and $140 in cash. developing right now police are searching for a robber who they say took off in this car after holding off an armor truck. they put a gun to the guard's neck and grabbed two bags full of cash, made a pick up from sound view, they captured the suspect racing across the street and shooting at the guard who fired back the robber made off with $78,000 we'll
next half hour. candidate he'd be a chaos president. you're a tough guy, jeb. >> you are never going to be president of the united states by insulting your way. i'm at 43 and you're at 3. with 50 days until the first votes are cast in iowa the heat was onto put a dent in donald trump's lead. former hp carley fiorina got in
looking for solutions. not lawyers arguing over laws or entertainers throwing out sound bites that draw media attention. cruz and rubio had an exchange over foreign policy. one of the problems is that he is far too often supported hillary clinton and barack obama. it is a fact that the cuts we are facing today and the cuts that senate cruz would havesupported would leave us with a smaller air force and navy. and blaming lawmakers for contributing to dysfunction in washington. if you listen to the folks up here you would think they weren't even there. they had nothing to do with this. this is the difference between being a governor and being in a legislature. when something doesn't work in new jersey they look at me. christie pinning his hopes on a showing in new hampshire where the democrats will hold their last debate of the year in manchester new hampshire coming up. it is 6:08 calling him a
alleged thief returns to the scene of the crime. a major over haul at the department of homeland services when they grapple with the homeless crisis. making good on his promise how michael jordan is spending a multimillion dollars settlement during the holidays. maybe the kids will studying the boston tea party on this day in 1773 temps 10 to 20 degrees cooler than yesterday pretty skies and the clouds fill in after school no more 60s just the 50s traffic and weather on the 2's coming up. prediabetes is a serious medical condition that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. more than 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes, but 90% don't know it. you could be one of them. talk to your doctor about small lifestyle changes that can prevent you from getting type 2 diabetes. sponsored by naccd with support from the centers for disease control and prevention
. say goodbye to those warm temperatures, 48 degrees at 6:12 let's get you to weather and traffic on the 2's. on this barney barbie backlash today, i still like classic toys as you are wrapping up your shopping we'll deal with some cooler readings 43 in river head, north shore as well. 45 on the south shore, i want to head way down to the jersey shore. 48 and i love this picture as well. just spectacular. white caps yesterday today we're going to see less in the way of wind not a bad shore day
starting to fill in for the jersey shore sooner north and west. in the city right now it is not bad we've just been so spoiled numbers will be cooler 48 you're out the door at 48 and that's still warmer than you'd expect. north wind at 5, numbers around the area not bad at 44. 41 in catona. and summerset county, 48 in lakewood hour by hour, down a degree, 51 at lunchtime. 52, 2:00 that's your afternoon high clouds start to fill in and right around 50 after work and school right now it is relatively quiet we're waiting for this potential rainmaker area of low pressure counterclockwise flow bringing in the cool, the chill and the thrill. snow on the plains and wet weather through the central states into the ohio valleyly. do we need some wet weather?
running a deficit flirting with 11 inches models right now quarter of an inch to an inch out of this next system let's time it out for you your day today a-ok tonight we see a little bit of light rain, show tickets tonight or maybe a party tonight should be okay watch out queens and brooklyn may see drizzle or fog that will be a feature tomorrow morning some light rain and fog so again we start to see that challenging day set up early thursday morning scattered showers giving way to more widespread coverage with pockets of heavy rain tomorrow afternoon. so the commute tomorrow could be a little challenging then it lingers pushes through models there is a little bit more agreement we see it out of here. friday morning, we'll raise a lot of money for those kids in the great programs there scott shannon and the gang be up there as well thursday the busy day, friday we're right back to
saturday is 41 feel like the 30s, so there you go. sweater weather. 6:15 time to save you some time with alex. it is the plan it's really busy, let's take a live look from chopper 2, jim smith is in chopper 2 over the scene with a little bit more good morning, jim. it is on the southbound van wyck just south of jewel avenue very serious accident an investigation underway an accident between a truck and a car we understand one person has died in this accident, again there will be an investigation ongoing just south of jewel avenue at times one lane has been passing by the accident scene right now they have stopped all traffic once again these delays are bumper to bumper become to the l.i . e. if the delays are back there how is the grand central looking as an alternate? if you're in a passenger vehicle, there it is on the left-hand side that is the
problems to speak of there. thank you so much. alternate is in effect city wide, mass transit may be your best option, be safe, don't text and drive. happening today federal reserve poise to raise short term interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade today fed officials will wrap up their monthly meeting and make the announcement a rate hike would be a sign the economy is strong enough to be weaned from the support of the 2008 crisis. markets expect a rise, too small to affect us much but if rates continue to rise credit card interest rates could go noticeably higher stocks rose ahead of the move the dow jones gained 156 points in tuesday's session and 43s and p rose by 21. a major shake up at the department of home land
as mayor deblasio faces a rise in homelessness. >> reporter: it is a service department over all announcing the resignation of the agency's commissioner of only 2 years gilbert taylor and a 90 day review of the department's programs and services. we recognize as the homelessness situation persists as a challenge persists, that we have to evaluate whether the current structures make sense what kind of changes we can make to streamline and improve the work of these agencies. comes as deblasio is under increasing scrutiny for the rising number of homeless new yorkers back in august the mayor blamed the media for inflating the problem when i asked about those accusations. >> i'm just not going to respond with the deepest respect because those conversations are never productive. 58,000 people, 23,000 of them children living in the city's shelters 3,000 more living in the streets a
has not been adequate in communicating. i wish i explained earlier and better the shape of the problem, but you can't for a moment miss the fact that the 22,000 folks were moved out of shelter, you can't for a moment miss the fact the city is making major new investments to addressed the problem. they earmarked 14,000 units of supportive housing and social and health services for the homeless. it will be a long battle but we believe with hard work we will increasingly turn the tied. the review of the department of homeless services is already underway and mayor deblasio says they are looking for a new commissioner. accused thief had a change of heart after apparently stealing items from the police station following his arrest on shoplifting charges police in new jersey arrested lewis on friday for allegedly stealing clothes from lauren and taylor
video captured him stealing from the toys for tots bin in the lobby two days later, they were left saying toys are for my 4-year-old cousin intent wasn't malicious, he faces apoll guys for both thefts. >> time now 6:19 singing along in the car can only go one direction when you have james and his band. >> facebook will have changes to the name policy how public outcry from the lgbt community led to the changes.
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. time for weather and traffic on the 2's, john good morning once again. good news it is national chocolate covered anything day. >> is that right. >> chocolate covered did not go over well in the studio maybe we put on a few pounds? sweet weather today in the sense it is relatively quiet, numbers in the area, 48 in the city, numbers cool as 37 into parts of the hudson valley, numbers dominate the stations there for long island, it is a cooler story today still above
little bit more challenging morning rush, slick spots and afternoon that's when the steadier rain fills in afternoon rush we could see a few pockets of heavy rain left over showers for your thursday night so plan on it make sure you leave extra time to get your chores done tomorrow. >> is that weight gain with the tightness of this suit? >> at least you have an excuse. >> well, okay! none of us are safe. >> holiday parties let me tell you. >> getting to work this morning speaking about some congestion and gain here, gain and delays in queens we have an accident investigation police are on scene on the southbound side of the van wyck expressway all lanes are currently blocked between jewel avenue and the grand central we have very heavy delays as you can see a live look from chopper two that extend pass the l-i-e. if you are in a car you can use an alternate, we'll continue to update you on this alert
alternate, in effect city wide a grid lock alert day, be safe don't text and drive. okay on the ice the rangers spoil the oilers winning streak it was a rather sweet victory. update. plenty of action in the nba the knicks, struggling rangers hosting the oilers, dylan with his first nhl goal pass, and 2- 1 rangers, hey, a rick nash siting, there is a power play. rangers win 4-2. islanders hosting florida, panthers scoring just a third shot of the game riley smith makes it 1- 0 panthers, and he slips one, islanders lose 5-1. and the
enough for the goalie who had 25 saves. and in this morning, get ready to sing along. >> it is karaoke that has never been more packed. good morning to you both james corden has passengers on the late night show i can't remember how we go, because we danced all night . he decided to go in his own direction, james corden showing his own shot, later he directed a mini music video for the song no control providing matchingdenim outfits, looks
waiting for them to show up. guys in the backseat when he hit that high note. wait we have to wear these jean jackets? this is another story gaining traction children's charities got an early christmas gift, michael jordan used -- not known how much of the 23 charities he first had to pay the lawyers that was 6 years worth of work on the case but the remainder did go to 23 charities must have been substantial enough that he can divide it among 23 charities. a settlement is something he does not need he still makes tens of millions of dollars in just endorsements. time now 6:26 following breaking news a commuter alert on the van wyck causing backups
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this is cbs 2 news this morning. it is 6:30. 48 degrees beautiful start to your wednesday, the 16th of december, mild weather gone for now we're seeing a little dip in those temperatures, good morning once again i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment police are searching for a robber who held up an armored truck and started a gun battle. >> live in the section with that story this morning, elana. >> reporter: this robbery prompted a wild shoot out between the victim and the suspect and bullets went flying across the neighborhood. the hold up is right outside of this business on west chester avenue the suspect took off seconds after the crime, they have a picture of the get away car. the nypd searching for the red four door honda afford with
he got into the vehicle tuesday morning where he open fire. one witness who doesn't want to show their face spoke through a translator saying the suspect had an accomplice in the car. >> they said that she saw the guy in the car tell the other guy to keep shooting. he was picking up in evergreen avenues when the suspect put a gun to the neck of the armored guard. he was taking $8,000 in cash. the perpetrator grabbed the money and took off. this shows him as he rushed across the street when he fought back. bullets went flying in all directions and people in the neighborhood had to run for cover. >> a little bit higher and probably wouldn't be here. >> a frightening situation for lily and her husband, one of the bullets struck his car at this car wash across the street, he had been standing right next to it and just
>> when he heard the first shot. he looked and saw that they were. >> he and others scramble from the bullets and raced by a laundromat. a baby scared, one lady cry, i'm scared too. >> definitely some scary moments fortunately no one was hurt, but definitely shaken up, police tell us there was a similar robbery just a few weeks ago at a bank three blocks away at this point it is unclear if those crimes are linked. elana gold, cbs 2 news. 6:32. a lot to talk about the weather and traffic. >> traffic headache, look at these pretty skies it is going to be a nice way to usher in the day, clouds will fill in city cooler than it was
expect it to be in the afternoon, quiet now, by tonight, over night we see light rain fog and drizzle to start your day tomorrow, so take advantage of your hump day . right now, get out your scorecard, it is really challenging out there. and tally the delays let's take a live look from chopper 2 where we have a deadly crash causing heavy delays on the van wyck. we understand one person has died in this accident there will be a police investigation happened on the southbound van wyck just south of jewel avenue a truck and a car cut in an accident, the moment all laned a blocked off during the time
seen, at the times these delays arebumper to bumper extending back along the long island expressway. >> if the delays are passed lie. >> the grand central park way is excellent as an alternate there it is on the other side of the park that's the eastbound traffic coming towards us you can see no delays. we'll continue to update you throughout the morning we anticipate it will be there for a good portion of your ride alternate side is in effect city wide today is a gridlock alert day mass transit can be your best option. if your travels take you to the airport things look close to schedule la guardia as well as new york liberty. happening today homeland security will announce changes to the terror alert system to keep the public better informed. we have more from police headquarters in lower manhattan. that's all police will tell us that the meeting between
the nypd and the fbi will be terror related comes a day after the school threats were made in new york city and los angeles. >> the joint press conference this morning between nypd commissioner bill bratton and james comy will address terrorism but not clear what the specifics will be the press conference comes a day after this. >> we are closing all district campuses today due to a threat that has come. a shut down of the los angeles public school system after an e-mail threatened attack on every school with bombs hidden in backpacks andlockers, the new york city school received a similar e- mail but dealt differently. >> the language we believe was
believe this was not a jihadist initiative. it was so outlandish and posed to school systems simultaneously. the threat was a hoax and did not warrant closing schools, the chancellor says the nypd was contacted immediately after receiving the e-mail tuesday morning. >> the mayor bratton myself made a decision to keep schools open. safety is my first priority under all circumstances, but we felt very confident this was the right thing to do. the commissioner bratton and the mayor standing by their decision this morning again the commissioner scheduled to meet with the head of the fbi right here at police headquarters just before 11:00 this morning, reporting live from lower manhattan, cbs2 news. happening today a long island school will reopen a day after mysterious fumes sent dozens of students and staff to the hospital, emergency crews rushed to the high school just before noon yesterday
hall way complained of difficulty breathing. everybody was like you have to get out and coughing and my throat was getting scratchy. >> they didn't smell anything, see anything all that happened was they could feel a burning sensation in their throat. no serious injuries were reported the building has been dealed safe the source of the fumes unclear. classes resume at west babylon high school. to campaign 2016 and the republican presidential candidates will be back on the trail after last night's debate. much of this involved heated exchanges with donald trump. this is a tough business to run for president. >> you're a tough guy, jeb. >> let's see, i'm at 42 and you're at 3, so so far i'm doing better. looking at those moments in the debate where there were spikes of conversation around
engage in donald trump when bush was addressing an issue an issue on his own very little movement on twitter. he failed to attack rival ted cruz and chris christy pinning his homes on new hampshire where the democrats will hold their debate coming up in manchester. and another airline is hit by a laser near newark airport. just got laserred two flashes. did it come from the west end? >> yet it did. some 14-miles southwest of newark out of raleigh-durham landed safety, the incident one of thousands reported around the country this year. major scare after it skids off the run way in nashville, the flight slid off the tarmac
ditch. 133 passengers and 5 members were on board, one person treated for chest pains the others for minor injuries. a subway stalker on the prowl, who tried to snatch a teen in brooklyn. >> a loving home for a disabled dog a young new jersey twin, why they are already sharing a special bond. it is crunch time for the shipping industry, ahead the look at the manpower it takes
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a deadly accident on the van wyck expressway causing major delays jim smith is in chopper two over the scene with the very latest for us, jim. >> mary, right now again we're looking as all lanes are currently shut down on the southbound van wyck, the accident happened at 5:00 this morning initial reports are that one person has died on this accident an investigation underway and it is causing bumper to bumper delays for a couple miles back beyond the long island expressway live in chopper two, jim smith, cbs 2 news. we'll get back to you time now 6:42 let's get over to john and alex for traffic and weather on the 2's. this time tomorrow morning for the commute we'll be dealing with fog and for tomorrow afternoon's commute if you have plans looking ahead that's when we see periods of heavier rain that will be a little more challenging thursday night into friday, your wednesday morning is off to a very pretty start we've
it is cool out the door but numbers not too bad, 48 in the city, partly cloudy skies, in the area it is cooler in staten island, 47, 41 in river dale, 45 in jersey city, numbers around the area not too bad, 41 in white plains a pair of fours in the hamptons, in the cooler from 9 to 20 degrees cooler so if you want to warm yourself up it's not been confirmed yet i believe we have the cutest picture of scott pelley something for you to check out 52 the high above normal, above normal, every day this month has been above normal. we've had six consecutive days
broken records so far this december around the area, as far as the month in total, you need 8 to have a new record for 60 or 60-plus degree days we're already at 6 and the record average high 44.1 we're at 52 right now, we dip into the weekend coldest being saturday but then it warms up again next week, don't forget you'll need extra time getting around this morning right alex? we told you about that deadly crash on the van wyck expressway let's go back to a live look from chopper two, calculations show there is more than an hour delay getting to the scene but that wait time is quickly growing as all lanes as you can see are closed if you stick to the eastbound grand central park way getting through the area will actually be a smoother ride for you, you can see the miles of delays well passed the lie thank you for zooming out you can see right over the water way that
no delays to report so stick to that much smoother ride if you are traveling eastbound on the grand central park way, affecting city wide today is a grid lock alert day, mass transit will be your better option, but be safe don't text and drive. and load testing for a bridge connecting city island to the rest of the bronx, the new bridge is being built some residents are weary not sure if they can actually stand up to the weight of the vehicles when it goes into effect on friday. load testing will be underway including fire trucks crossing the bridge to demonstrate structural integrity. and finding a man wanted for stocking a teenager, last wednesday the man followed a 15- year-old girl around the subway station platform, cops say the girl was on the same platform yesterday and the same man followed her and once again tried to get her to leave with
man took off. facebook has amended its policy requiring members to only use their real names the company said it would consider explanations as to why they might need to use an alternate name. people who think their sexual identity might put them at risk have criticized the real name policy. hundreds of millions of packages along with billions of cards and letters will be delivered this holiday season some deadlines for christmas are already here for fedex ground deliver your deadline is today ups gives you a little more time, their deadline is friday. the postal service any first class mail by saturday will arrive before santa all three carriers will offer last minute deliveries but it will cost you more. >> getting those holiday gifts delivered on time is a complex process combining manpower and technology.
inside the global operation center in memphis tennessee. >> a nonstop waive of packages flows into the fedex global operation center. some 10,000 workers will handle 2 million packages every day during the season. >> we just started our super bowl. once packages arrive, they are sorted to a conveyer belt that determines their destination. >> setting a record this holiday season but delivering 317 million packages. more than 12% from last year. >> because online shopping is booming. >> our infrastructure is geared to handle capacity one month out of the year. >> it is all about the holidays. packages are flown in and out of memphis international airport where fedex has its own
>> there is a chance of fog coming in. bad weather can get in the way. in 2013 a series of snowstorms crippled deliveries many customers didn't get packages until after christmas, this team's job is to keep it from happening again, 15 meteorologists use two massive monitors to affect weather and cargo planes around the world. we make tactical decisions minute through minute throughout the day. if storms hit this year they have a better ability to move packages to different hubs hoping deliveries will show up on time. cbs news, memphis, tennessee. it is now 6:48. still closer to victory for protesters rallying. and christmas came early for two sisters who wanted a dog. and we have this morning's
wish, the twins are legally blind, they had just one wish on their list to get a dog and specifically wanted a disabled one. because i'm very different in school i'm the only one who walks in a cane i wondered if i got a disabled dog she would know the same feeling. >> their new pet has trouble walking due to disfigured front legs possibly from being kept in a crate before being rescued. she went unadopted for more than a year at the dog grooming salon that's who bought her and her happy new owners together. she looks very happy and so do the girls. 6:52 traffic and weather on the 2's. there are so many great facets to that story. so sweet.
the city, 48 cooler in new jersey, i know because she says we put the f in fun. i think that's kind of fun. i like that. 48 in the hudson valley, 51 fire island, 52 in princeton today will be relatively quiet tomorrow you've got some slick conditions in the morning with fog then steadier rain in the afternoon heavier pockets even a left over shower, tomorrow you'll be dealing with more challenging weather. this morning it is really difficult getting around right alex? you're right if you are traveling in queens it is a deadly crash that closed the southbound lanes on the van wyck expressway between jewel avenue and the grand central our live drive speed map calculates there is more than an hour away this is a live look from chopper 2 that wait time quickly growing as a vehicle can't make it through the area if you are traveling there stick with the grand central eastbound that's a smoother ride moving very
alsoer also it is a grit look alert day mass transit is your best option, don't text and drive. we are just a few days away from the start of winter but you wouldn't know it by looking outside, cherry blossoms are in bloom four months early the record setting warm weather confused plants and trees,flowers hanging in there and cherry blooms. 48 degrees, big change from yesterday let's check in with "cbs this morning," joining us with a preview, good morning. good morning chris and mary talk with presidential candidate new jersey governor chris christy about his performance in last night's debate john dickerson whether
and whether a product made her hair fall out, 200 people are suing. and you met up, we love her all things to love. in a harlem neighborhood too. >> she has a very unique perspective on aging gender and race. the news is back in the morning we'll see you in a few minutes. 6:55 an update on the accident on the van wyck what
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. here is what you need to know before you go a fatal accident, one person was killed involving truck and a car, southbound lanes are closed. department of home land security has changes for the alert system, allowing officials to notify the public about terror threats. renewal of the act has the spending bill congress will consider later this week the law provides health care to ground zero first responders sickened after working in the 9/11 attacks. federal reserve could end
the economy is strong enough to grow. let's get you another update on the traffic situation. take a look at this queens a deadly crash closes the southbound lanes at the van wyck expressway between jewel avenue and the grand central these heavy delays, stick to the grand central park way eastbound it is a much smoother ride. today is a grid lock alert day be safe don't text and drive. thank you alex, stark contrast that busy scene we have a relatively quiet weather scenario unfolding today, 52 increasing clouds that's cooler than we have been about 10 degrees warmer than you'd expect tomorrow expect some more active weather rain and fog in the morning light in nature heavier rain in the afternoon and then that cool down is going to feel like the 30s on saturday. thanks so much we'll have another check in news and weather coming up in about 25 minutes. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge, cbs this