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chaos in the middle of a crowded long island mall. shoppers run for cover after a gunman opens fire inside a store. good eveningk i'm kristine johnson, maurice is off tonight. cbs 2's jessica schneider is live at roosevelt field mall with details on today's shooting. >> reporter: yeah, christine, the mall has been packed with shoppers all night. it never shut down, even in the midst of that attempted robbery. tonight, even the security guard that's credited with taking down that would be robber, he was back inside, earning praise from his superiors. >> the security guard that tackled the guy? >> yeah. >> reporter: the security guard who foiled that attempted robbery seen with a bandaged right arm, but declining to talk about how he wrestled a
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>> we didn't know what was going on. we all stayed in the back of the fitting room. the manager, he locked the door. >> reporter: shoppers recounted the chaos that unfolded at 1:00 p.m., much of it shared on social media. nassau police say an armed robber walked into the rolex section of the tourneau store. a bullet striking a mall employee in the shoulder. the suspect, seen taken away in handcuffs. >> the shooter was apprehended, and is in custody of the nassau county police department. they continue to investigate the matter as to whether anyone else may be involved. >> reporter: the brazen midday hold up happening in one of the nation's busiest malls, just three days before christmas. shoppers ran for the exits. >> some guy came running down the escalator, and was just like, there is a shooting. everyone started running toward the back of the store.
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each other, running toward the parking lot. >> reporter: helping the security guard save the day. inspector kenneth lehr, an off- duty nypd cop who just happened to be christmas shopping. >> security person, i saw the detectives walking in the rolex store. what he did was remarkable. >> reporter: that mall employee who was shot was taken to the hospital in serious, but stable condition. the mall closed tonight at 11:00, but as you can see by the parking lot, there are still some shoppers staying until the very end. live in garden city, jessica schneider, cbs 2 news. we have some breaking news now. a police vehicle crashes head- on into a tractor trailer in morris county, new jersey. the accident happened around 8:00 at the intersection of corey lane and mendham lane in mendham.
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role in this accident. some new information about the victims in one of the deadliest attacks on americans in afghanistan this year. six people lost their lives in yesterday's suicide bombing, including two servicemen from our area. nypd detective joseph lemm and louis bonacasa. >> this was going to be his last tour. he was just going to come home, buy a house, and raise a family. the way that it should have been. >> reporter: vinny bonacasa, stoic in the face of tremendous loss. his brother, staff sergeant louis bonacasa, one of six u.s. servicemen killed by a taliban terrorist. >> today was the first day i
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it was definitely a spooky felling. >> reporter: the bonacasa family, a tight knit clan. he and wife debra have a little girl, lily. hear, wearing daddy's dog tags and combat boots, and here holding up a picture that sums up how the whole family felt about louis. >> hero, caring, charming. >> reporter: now the family face as haunting echo of this picture. louis and his dad, visiting the grave of his grandfather. in farmingville, tony aiello cbs 2 news. >> thoughts with both of those families here tonight. in other headlines, the first full day of winter, but it certainly doesn't feel like it.
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jogging in shorts, and it's only going to get warmer elise finch with more. >> the temperatures also incredibly mild even at 11:06 tonight. 54 for edison, with 51 in the hamptons, and 52 in greenwich. incredibly warm temperatures. of course we do have some fog, so reduced visibilities, particularly in sparta, babylon, the hamptons. we definitely have areas where we're seeing some of that dense fog, that will continue to be an issue tonight, and as we head into the day tomorrow. take a look, here is your vortex and satellite. the clouds and fog still remain. now we're turning an eye to the gulf. this is going to be tomorrow's rain. it's sending a surge of warm air in our area, in our direction, but it's also going to bring us some bouts of heavy rain. those details coming up in your
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in brooklyn tonight, a mother turns grief into action. dozens of people gathered in fort greene for a candlelight vigil in memory of pedestrians killed. residents and community leaders want safer streets across the city. they remember victoria nicodimas. she was walking along fulton street when she was hit by an suv. >> she was absolutely beautiful inside and outside. there's no doubt about it. she had the best work ethic. she loved emerging artists. she loved to support emerging artists. she loved beauty. >> the driver of the suv was charged with driving without a license. cell phone video captured dramatic pictures of flames tearing through a home in holmdale. no one was inside the house, because it was still under construction, but the homeowners were hoping to move in in about two weeks.
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investigation. a bizarre and dangerous confrontation caught on cell train. police are now looking for a we will dressed woman, who slashed two riders with a razor. it happened around 7:00 p.m. friday on the a train. the video starts after an got heated. it shows some of the suspect's chilling behavior. >> i'm going to cut you. and i'm going to get away with it. it's going to end very badly. shut up! hi. i'm used to cameras. >> the woman lunged at the man that she was arguing with. other riders tried to restrain her. a man and a woman who were cut refused medical attention. and another mishap for the secret service to report tonight an agent is without his gun and badge after someone swiped it from his car. investigators say the agent left the items unattended for 45 minutes near the white house.
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someone stole the gun along with a bag holding his id card, badge, radio, handcuffs, and also a password protected flash drive. now to campaign 2016, republican front runner donald trump's harsh words about hillary clinton didn't go unnoticed by the democratic front runner. today clinton fired back. >> it's important to stand up to bullies wherever they are, and why we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. >> she's terrible. donald trump is on video, and isis is using him on the video to recruit! and it turned out to be a lie. she's a liar! >> campaigning in new hampshire, republican jeb bush was critical of both trump and clinton. and republican presidential candidate chris christie called on the candidates to talk about
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>> i'm so tired of hearing about the bickering between donald trump and hillary, or donald trump and jeb. they should all grow up. robert durst agreed to be extradited from louisiana to los angeles. the 72-year-old real estate heir is accused of killing his friend susan burman. police believe he didn't want burman to talk to investigators about the death of his first wife in 1982. lawyers say durst could be returned to l.a. to face murder charges in august. happening tomorrow, holiday gift for real housewives teresa giudice. she'll be on home confinement until february 5. pulling the alarm on purpose.
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11:00, the prank doesn't stop there, where dozens of students are going once the classrooms are cleared out. >> when a burglar is casing and looking at houses to target, they're going to be looking at all of these things. >> is your home an easy target? criminals are watching out for clues this christmas. and when it comes to in vitro, does persistcy pay off? a new study reveals when couples should call it quits. and what is in those boxes that led to a major warehouse bust. this is captain rob finklestone stationed in djibouti, east africa. wanted to wish a merry christmas, happy new years to all of my friends and familiar
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bucks county, pennsylvania. an alleged counterfeiter is caught on long island. police arrested haresh paul. they say he's been selling fake north face coats and other apparel.
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fakes, worth about $2 million on the street. fdny fire marshals are looking into a serious of false alarm pranks at a bronx high school. materials are deliberately pulling the alarms at herbert lehman school. local businesses say it also hurts sales when the kids show up to loiter and even break things. >> a lot of kids in the store, and they were fighting inside the store. this whole shelf was collapsed. they were playing with the wine bottles. they were picking up, and then they broke them. >> police say the problem has subsided since the school posted penalties for false alarms. anyone charged as an adult could get a $10,000 fine and up to a year in prison.
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method many people turn to to get pregnant. results show that their chances of conceiving kept going up with each cycle all the way up to the ninth cycle. all of that trying does get expensive. in the u.s., the average cost for the first try runs about $12,000. the holidays are a busy time of year, especially for burglars. >> reporter: the holidays are a time of welcoming guests into your home. but beware, you may be unknowingly inviting crooks in. walked us through this neighborhood to show us how. >> one thing to keep in mind, is to not forget security lighting, and lights on inside the home just because you have decorative lighting on. for instance, this house has some great lighting. however, inside the house,
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>> reporter: coleman's biggest tip? lights on various timers. >> if somebody is going to try and come into your house and come in through a dark area, if lights turn on, they're going to be scared away, and they're going to go to another house. >> reporter: another deterrent, home security alarms, coleman says you need to remember to use it. >> unfortunately, a lot of people fall out of habit of setting their alarm. now is a great time of year to get back into the habit. >> reporter: you may want to think twice about where you put your christmas tree. one of the worst places, your front window. >> the trees often are put out in a place for decoration, so people driving by can see them. if there are gifts under there, they're going to be targeting those gifts. >> reporter: keep in mind how you get rid of the boxes. >> anybody driving by sees the computers, the flat screen tvs, the gaming systems. they see what's in the house and what they might want to steal.
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sharing this reminder on the internet. be wise, don't advertise. break down the boxes before tossing them out. and if you don't already, now is the time to get to know your neighbors so you can alert one another if you see anything suspicious. it is now time to look at our forecast, and elise finch is here with all the details for us. >> kj, it's funny, she's talking about safety for christmas. it doesn't feel like christmas, to some people, because the weather is so incredibly warm. 60s. and we'll do it again tomorrow. let's check in with some of our weather watchers, and see what kind of temperatures we have at 11:18 tonight. it's still incredibly mild. let's get started in new jersey, this is george in atlantic highlands. he says it's 56 degrees where he is. these are the kind of temperatures we should be seeing as highs on the day. we're seeing it at 11:00 at
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she is. in the hudson valley, mid-40s. him. 47degrees his note, i'm dreaming of a white christmas, i guess that's all it is. a dream. this year, my friend, it is just a dream. no way we can get a white christmas. fog has been an issue for us throughout the night. that will continue tonight and into the day tomorrow. we're at 59 degrees right now, calm winds, but that relative humidity is still very high. 62degrees. that was our high temperature today. 41 is the norm. so we're 21 degrees above where we should be today. still though, it's not a record. the record is 71 that we set back in 2013. your vortex satellite, and radar showing that the rain we had earlier, well offshore. now we just have residual cloud cover and some fog. but there is more rain on the way. we're looking to the gulf. this is the next rain. what happens is as we watch
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moving up, we'll continue to have the warm temperatures. we'll see periods of rain. but the heaviest of rain is expected in the afternoon and evening hours. we turn on your future cast starting tomorrow 6:00 a.m., expecting clouds and even some fog. it looks like the rain holds off until tomorrow afternoon. we first start to see it, 1, 2:00 in the afternoon. more of the same as we head into tomorrow night. 9:00p.m., still looking at some lain. a lot of it light, but we'll see pockets of moderate and heavy rain. even some residual rain on your thursday morning. it's going to be a possibility. temperatures, of course, huge, huge story this week. forecast rainfall. not a ton. we certainly could use it. we have a significant deficit on the year. we're not going to get a ton of rain, but we'll keep it optimistic. tomorrow, despite the clouds and the rain. expecting a high temperature of 62 degrees. christine, here's a look at your seven-day forecast.
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if we hit it, it will be a record. and 63 for christmas day. so yeah, no white christmas. at least not for us. >> i also read there was going to be a full moon on christmas too. >> a lot of interesting things going on. thanks elise. otis is here with a look at sports. >> panther coach says no more bats on the football field, but what about those alleged homophobic slurs?
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players making the pro ball. (man) what's that, remy? (remy) it-it's a speck of cork, sir. (vo) a new york gentleman spends $28,000 a week on wine to sit in. (man) i'm so sorry you had to see this. (vo) you'd make a way better rich person. (man) i'll be in the pool. (vo) lotto. making more new yorkers rich
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time for sports, otis is here, and we're talking odell. >> yeah, day three of the odell saga. and named to his second pro bowl in as many years, but that doesn't help him for his suspension for his helmet to helmet hit. his appeal will be heard tomorrow, with a decision coming quickly. the panther head coach is banning the pregame ritual of bringing those bats out onto the field before the game. marcus ball pointing a bat, and yelling at beckham. rivera said the nfl is the no fun league for a reason. he also said his team denied any homophobic slurs before the game. saying he needs proof. >> so that i, this organization
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because we don't condone that. and we don't stand for it. if there is some truth to it, we will handle it appropriately. for big moe, it will be his first appearance. first thing's first. they need to take care of new england to stay in the playoff hunt. they lost to them in week seven, so. >> what's it's going to take for you to beat them? >> we've got to be balanced on offense, got to be stingy on defense, and can't give up anything.
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outfielder alejandro diaza. [ dog barks ] [ bark ] there it is! [ gasps ] oh no! look, the sky's awake! that. was.
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welcome back everyone. it hasn't been a happy holiday for the ranger fans. just 3 wins in their last 14 games. henrik lundqvist allowing three goals a game for the month of
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the game in the 3rd is tied up. a duck turnover helps the rangers. 2-1 lead, but just under 3 minutes to go in the 3rd, beats lundqvist to tie it at two. zuccarello again sends everybody home happy. the rangers win, 3-2 was the final. the jersey boys taking their show on the road to detroit. he grabs the rebound, and buries it. the devils lead it 4-2 in the 3rd period. they go on to win it 4-3. st. johns taking on 25th ranked south carolina. federico mussini leads all freshman nationally in minutes played. south carolina was too strong for the johnnies. michael carrera getting the hoop and the harm.
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seton hall hosting south florida. tonight, he had 12, going 4 for 6 from downtown. angel delgado with the double- double. seton hall wins it 66-49. finally tonight, the jets signed a wide receiver today, his name is joe anderson, but it might as well be perseverance. he was seen outside of the houston texans stadium with a sign that said not homeless. it also said will run routes for food. he was undrafted as a rookie, and played with the bears with marshal, the eagle, then spent time in the cfl. what a story, now he's on the practice field with the jets. >> good for him. i love stories like that. love it. >> that's right. he's out there. thought outside the box. he was trying to get a job.
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give me an opportunity. >> sometimes all you need is that one chance. >> that's right. >> jets jets jets. >> go, gok go. piano music. i'm glad you finally made it, dad. you have to experience this city. that's what you always say. you were right about the food. hi john. hey kevin. spent the day with an astronaut. one more. it's beautiful, isn't it? how about a baseball game next time? done! done. book priceless experiences around the globe with...
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the christmas tree man is on the run in tokyo, japan, he runs true the city spreading holiday cheer in his own way. he says he hits areas that are not lit up for the holiday, and he says he does it to make people laugh, and smile. as you can see, he's successful. >> i'm into it. and that's what i'm doing next year. >> yeah, that's my gift to everyone, so i won't give a gift. that's what you do. >> let's look at your wake up weather. we've got clouds, we've got fog as well. fog will be an issue overnight, and early tomorrow as well. your hour by hour forecast shows the high 62 degrees. we will have some rain, heavy at times, make sure you have your umbrella.
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