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live from studio 46, this is cbs 2 news this morning. good morning. it's 4:30. very chilly out there . 12 degrees on this frigid tuesday morning. yes, that is ice on the fountain at brian park. going to be dangerously cold all day long today. good morning, everyone. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. it's frigid this morning. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. let's get right to the weather this morning. the coldest of the season so far. >> people bundling up as best they could last night as real winter weather finally arrived and with it a mandate from the governor on sheltering for the home less. janelle burrell is live in union square with more this morning. janelle. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris and mary. that mandate took effect at midnight. we are in union square park this morning where normally you would see quite a few people out here sleeping.
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seen anyone this morning. as we've been talking with homeless people over the past couple of days since that mandate was announced a lot of them say they are resisting it. >> even with the frigid freezing air chill -- >> i have on a sweater. a layer dress and i'm not cold at all. >> gino neil remains determined to sleep on the street. many adamant they will not stay in city shelters despite governor como's mandate they be brought to shelters when temperatures dip blow freezing. >> heavens no. >> why not? >> they're dirty. >> jumped several times, had everything stolen. very, very dangerous. >> from their point of view it's safer to stay on a train or in a subway station where it's warm because the shelters are more dangerous.
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some of the push back but said the state will do its part to ensure its safety. >> if shelters are not up to code then we are going to be very diligent in our inspection and management of the existing shelter system. >> mayor de blasio said the governor's order wasn't necessary and that bringing the homeless in from the cold is a policy that had already been in place. >> the nypd and our out reach workers if they believe someone is in real danger they have the right to bring them in and they have been bringing them in. >> regardless of whose directive it is many who call the street home say they plan to stay. >> probably going to wind up arresting me. >> reporter: governor como said he plans to unveil a new plan for his shelter system during his state of the state address later this morning. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. time now 4:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning, john. it's frigid out there. >> it's brutal.
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ory of 15 degrees below 0. thank goodness janelle burrell has 60 coats. she has the down coat. that's a good idea. you want to wear layers but smart layers. you just have to be a warm man or women. winds are variable at 23 miles per hour. the wind chills dominate this morning. clear skies, no insulation whatsoever. the wind will abate during the course of the day but it feels cold. wind chills in the teens through lunchtime. a little less wind but probably not even seeing 30 degrees this afternoon. be smart and maybe a little extra time to warm up the car, right, alex? >> that's right. if you're traveling this morning ex tra time on the roads as well. on the bronx we have two lanes blocked at the bronx river parkway.
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also a 12-week sandy reconstruction project has finally began at the queen's midtown tunnel. the south tube will be closed for repairs over night. the north tube will take two-way traffic. no delays yet but we anticipate a slower than normal ride. downtown 2 and 3 trains are running local from 96th street to chamber street. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. president obama announces new plans to curve gun violence. last night he outlined his executive action plan for anyone selling a gun. background checks for all buyers will also be required. the plan faces opposition from the republican-controlled congress but many democrats are backing the president. >> because congress is so paralyzed on what seems like the most common sense the president was forced to act. i think most americans will applaud that.
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i'm confident the courts will reject his attempts to do this. >> the white house said the fbi will hire 230 more examiners to process the background checks. he will take place in a town hall on thursday. saudi arabia canceled all flights to and from iran. the latest escalation in their diplomatic dispute over saudi arabia's execution of a prominent muslim cleric. some later set fire to the saudi embassy. they killed the cleric along with 46 al-qaeda suspects on saturday in the largest mass execution in three decades. a former police officer accused of shaking down hispanic motorists for cash goes on trial today. scott green was arrested in january of 2014 after an undercover sting operation. the da said surveillance video shows green stealing money from drivers he pulled over. he
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trial involving 20 additional victims is set to get underway later this year. bill bratton will be towning to crime figures today. last year a major crime rate reached its lowest point. homicides, rapes and robberies increased slightly but the city saw crime drop another 1.7%. >> while there's been some fluctuations and increases in some categories the over all trend goes down. >> the transit system crime jumped 11% driven by people falling asleep and having their property stolen. eight people were injured when a van crashed into a building in the bronx just before 9:00 at 134th at brown place. it has a storage facility. all injuries were taken to lincoln hospital. police arrested a new jersey
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children alone in a car while they gambled. ebony wilson and jared wilson was inside the casino for an hour and 38 minutes. the children ages 1, 3 and 8 were found by security. they are now with other family members. new disturbing video of a cell phone theft. the accused thief a young boy. as tony aiello reports he had help from an adult. >> she taught her child how to steal. >> selfishness and just sketchiness. >> at saddle brook's hibachi grill a young woman directed a preteen to grab a $600 cell phone another customer had dropped on the floor. he cast a nervous glance as we carries it to the woman waiting outside. >> she teached him how to steal, how to lie.
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between 11 and 13 years old, just slightly younger than the purse thief captured on camera at the gap store in the bronx. >> the monday before christmas this teenage girl spotted a purse someone left on the floor, she brought it over to a pile of clothes before walking away with the purse with $100 inside. >> really, really bad. >> it's also a risky thing to try these days with an ever growing number of surveillance cameras watching our every move. >> you should be mindful of what you do with cam ares -- cameras. >> tony aiello, cbs 2 news . tom coughlin will hold a news conference at the team's facility. coughlin resigned yesterday following sunday's 35-30 loss to the eagles. the giants were 6-10 this season. they missed the playoffs for the
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in 12 years as head coach coughlin had 102 wins, three division titles and two super bowl championships including beating the patriots in super bowl 42 and 46. with that fans say his place in giant history is cemented. >> it's going to be a tremendous loss for new york. >> i think he was a great coach and we got two super bowls. >> it's hard to get a super bowl. >> in a statement coughlin said in part, i've spent 15 years with this organization as an assistant and head coach and was fortunate to be a part of three super bowl winning teams, a lombardi trophy. every 5 years it's an achievement in which we all take great pride. >> legend. >> without a doubt. people will now appreciate him more. >> good point there. still to come, one year late later how the french magazine that was attacked by terrorists is marking the somber
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>> a firefighter tries to break up a fight and an emotional plea to find his killer. >> how j.j. abrahams made sure a man who couldn't make it to the theater was able to see star wars. >> stick around around we'll
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a powerball number. david taylor has 13 in beyone and neighbor gene has 9. both david and gene looking at the history books to remind us it could be worse. in 1904 and 1835 wind chills were 40 degrees below zero. killer cold. these are likely not records. 13 for bob which by the way today is bob's birthday. so if you see bob tell him happy birthday. maybe that will warm him up. just want to show you tony has ice, we've got birds on national bird day. once again charlie was out in pennsylvania. in mountain creek they're all making snow. it's going to warm up friday but then we'll see another blast of cold air. the resorts might be able to hold onto that base
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anywhere from 7 to 23 miles per hour. 1 in monticello, 12 in edison. this is 22 degrees colder than this time yesterday. it hurts if you're not geared up for it out the door. so you got to plan on it and factor that all day long it's going to be cold. mary asking about the wind chill in the city right now, it's 2 degrees. that's what it feels like on the west side. wind chills through westchester, putnam, duchess, rockland, sussex, you're under a wind chill advisory. during the course of the day today sussex only at 23. you're still going to have that wind chill in the teens. there will be some release with less wind and it will actually feel like 25 to say 28 by this afternoon. that's a slight improvement. i know it's a little upside down but that trend will continue.
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on wednesday you're right back above normal with a little less wind and feels better during the day. thursday a nice day, increasing clouds. rain on friday because you'll see numbers in the upper 40s friday into saturday. the weekend looking wet and cold. what's going on out there on the roads? >> if you were traveling in the bronx a live look outside here, there's an accident blocking two lanes on the westbound side of the bronx parkway. delays back to white plains road. if you're traveling into the city from the george washington bridge traffic is being held. if you're traveling in either direction trying to make your way through the bronx know something is going on. we'll continue to in queens construction blocks a lane southbound on the van wyck expressway at hillside avenue. delays back to jewel avenue. downtown 2 and 3 trains are
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side parking rules is in effect city. be safe, don't text and drive. if you're just waking up here's a quick look at the stories making news this morning. charlie hebdo is preparing to mark the 1-year attack on its offices. the oregon ranchers who inspired a group of antigovernment activists to seize a government building are taking up for a father and son convicted for setting fire to federal land. federal authorities have made no attempt to retake the headquarters of the wild life refuge. in westchester county the search is on for a man who stole from saint joseph's church. he stole $2,000 from a collection bag on new year's eve. stock features higher today
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concerns about a slow down in china's economy led to a sell off. the dow lost 276, the nasdaq 104, the s&p 500 lost 31. new york state wants to help graduates with student loans. the program would pay 2 years of student loan bills. you must live in new york state, earn less than $50,000 a year and graduated after 2015 from a college or university in the state. it only effects federal loans, not loans from private lenders. the epa and government is suing volkswagen. volkswagen has admitted its diesel cars had illegal software to cheat emissions tests. police are on the hunt for the person who killed an orange county volunteer firefighter. >> justin spaith was stabbed to death after trying to break up a
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we spoke with the young man's mother. >> my son did not deserve this at all. >> the mother of justin spaith, stabbed to death after a new year's eve party in crawford. >> he lived his life as a hero. >> distraught colleagues and friends at the fire house where spaith volunteered since he was 16 not surprised he tried to break up a fight at a party when he was fatally stabbed. >> state police say there were about 100 people at the party at the time of the murder. >> justin was a true hero and now we need someone to be the hero and come forward with information. >> a $10,000 offered for leads and the arrest and conviction of the killer. justin spaith's firefighter brothers and sisters said he was a special young man
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help, even as a teenage volunteer. >> he would ride his bicycle to fires going on. >> his mother and the firefighters who respected him so much now prepare to bury him at a tender age of 20. >> spaith's funeral will be held friday at the transformation church in middle town, new york. how a star wars fan's wish came true. >> bill clinton takes to the campaign trail and donald trump
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take a look. to campaign 2016. former president bill clinton goes out for his wife, the first time solo.
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someone has ran for this job with more importance that was experienced to do what needs to be done now. >> clinton appeared at a rally in new hampshire. republican candidate donald trump rolled out his first tv ad highlighting some of his more controversial positions. >> he will quickly cut the head off isis and take their oil. he will build a ball in our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> that border wasn't the border between the u.s. and mexico but moraco and spain. the website discovered the difference. it's time for weather and traffic on the 2s.
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plan for it. you have wind chills well below zero right now. 12 degrees feels like 2. it it's a huge area of high -- it's a huge area of high pressure in our area. very unsettled and welcomed wet weather for parts of the west. 29 your high today in the city. we're not alone, cold for the northeast. that cool air down the spine of the rockies. 29 well below normal but remember it's academic. wind chills today 5 below to 25 if you're lucky. gear up for it. >> you're a very popular man today john. >> not really. >> people are going to look to you for relief. we are seeing some major delays through the bronx. there's an accident blocking two lanes on the westbound side of the cross bronx at the bronx river parkway. delays here are back to white plains road. it almost looks like traffic is being held. we certainly know
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all lanes are closed for guardrail repairs. expect delays. eastbound delays are already back to webster avenue. on the tapancy bridge there's a 45 miles per hour speed restrictions in place because of the wind. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. in our next half hour, more on president obama's executive order on gun control. >> did the nra go too far? the tweet aimed at two brooklyn lawmakers that proposed restrictions on ammo sales. >> he couldn't get to the theater so he made sure a theater came to him. the special gift given to a loyal star wars fan that's coming up next on cbs 2 news this morning.
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cable's out. no friday night rom-com? that's a shame. we at time warner cable
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ing today? >> well, 24 hours later members of jj abraham's team landed in kansas with their film. it came with its own security. joe and his mom got to see a rough cut of star wars the force awakens. >> first of all, you're going to see a whole bunch of working moments. >> so we watched it that day and he called back that night and talked to joe and i both for 20 minutes. i said, by the way, i never saw the crappy parts. >> they say the movie was the best they've ever seen. the whole experience proves good prevails. >> that's for sure. the force is strong with that guy . did you notice his mom's name was judy walker, no relation to luke skywalker.
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>> we can't confirm it. it's really uncomfortable out there. wind chills as low as 10 below zee zero. >> and major problems on the roads coming up. still ahead, put on the layers before going out the door. >> the bitter cold comes as governor como's mandate goes into effect to get the homeless off the streets into shelters. >> see what happens when an identity theft victim confronts the suspect accused of ripping her off. it happened at a starbucks take out window. >> if a gym membership was part of your new year's resolution we have five easy ways to make sure you're getting the most out of those monthly fees. cbs 2 news
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90 seconds. live from studio 46, this is cbs 2 news this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. and 12 degrees on this tuesday, january 5th. what a difference a few days makes from 70 degrees to feeling like the single digits right now. it's bitterly cold this morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. the tri-state area getting hit with some of the coldest temperatures so far this season. >> the park's fountain partially frozen already this morning.
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and preparing for a bitterly cold commute. diane macedo is live on long island at the train station. >> reporter: good morning. you will need the hat, coat, glove s, scarf, boots, you name it today after an unseasonably warm december, january seems to be making the statement that winter is finally here. we're getting mixed reaction to that. >> i feel like it was the way it should be. >> it was bitter. >> a shock. >> it smacked me in the face. >> temperatures have dropped dra mat matically in the first days oh of the new year. the brian park fountain in manhattan is partially frozen. a far cry from the record 72 degrees we enjoyed just 12 days ago. most people in the tri-state area are bundling up before heading outside. not this guy in westchester who said he prefers to wear shorts.
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and moving and grooving. i'm good. >> others say the cold caught them off guard. >> i just had this scarf, i need to get hats and gloves. >> i just wanted a little bit of warmth behind my foot so i figured let me try these. >> that's working out well for local businesses that sell cold weather accessories. >> people are finally buying cold winter supplies and that kind of stuff and it's great. >> we do better when it's cold. last year was a great year for snow boots, hats and gloves and all that stuff. you sold out everything you owned. >> reporter: for those who hate the el nino weather pattern it's supposed to make for a warmer weather than usual so these cold snaps should be the exception, not the rule. diane macedo, cbs 2 news. >> can we quote you on that? it's 5:02, time for fraternity on the 2s. >> i'm walking in and diane is running out and she's layered up
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you have to be smart. just think about it. don't forget to have fluids. you can get dehydrated with this kind of cold. 12 degrees. winds are down a bit. still the wind chill right around 4 degrees for the city right now. we have wind chills into parts of sullivan and even down into westchester county 5 to 10 degrees below zero. this wind around that high tapping into that cold air to the north. those real feel numbers or wind chills in the teens through lunchtime but then there's a little less wind so wind chills are back in the mid 20s by this afternoon. your going to need those layers all day long. take them off when you're in the car and then put them on. let's get you in the car because it's slow, right, alex? >> right. i have better news but not going to help you much. an accident blocking fro lanes on the ing two lanes on the cross bronx. eastbound side was closed for a good portion of the morning. it's
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the guardrail repairs that were underway have since been completed. delays there are still back to jerome avenue. both directions on the cross bronx this morning really slow. plan accordingly. that 12-week construction project fwr the san for the sandy project has began at the south tube. expect unusual delays. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. let's get back to the frigid weather. >> janelle burrell is live from union square this morning with more. >> reporter: chris as mary, as everyone has been saying it's brutal out here. you can only imagine what it's like if you have to sleep outside. now, that mandate took effect at midnight this morning but a lot of people still refusing to listen.
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dress and i'm not cold at all. >> gene o'neil remains determined to sleep on the street. in adamant they won't stay in city shelters despite governor cuomo's mandates they be brought to shelters when temperatures dip below freezing as they have already this week. >> heavens no. >> why not? >> i think they're dirty. >> jumped several times, had everything stolen, just very, very dangerous. >> from their point of view it's safer to stay on a train or in a subway station where it's warm because the shelters are more dangerous. >> governor como acknowledging some of the push back but said the state will do their part to ensure their safety. >> if shelters are not up to code then we are going to be very diligent in our inspection and management of the existing shelter system.
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governor's order wasn't necessary and that bringing the homeless in is a policy already in place. >> the nypd and the out reach workers have the right to bring them in and they have been bringing them in. >> regardless of whose directive it is many who call the street home say they plan to stay. >> they're going to wind up arresting me. >> reporter: now, so far here this morning in union square park we haven't seen anybody sleeping outside. a lot of people we've been talking to over the past couple of days said if they don't sleep in the streets they will sleep in the subway stations or training themselves. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new this morning, surveillance video re leased of the suspect in a deadly attack at a bronx mcdonalds. the manager, 28-year-old adam garcia, got into an argument with a homeless man. garcia escorted the man out of the
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out a knife and stabbed garcia in the neck and chest. he was rushed to the hospital where he died. a memorial will be held for detective joseph lemm. he was killed in a suicide bomb attack in afghanistan last month as he served in the air national guard. his brothers and sisters in blue will gather at noon at the place he called home for a vigil. classes in somers were canceled yesterday because 40 school buses were vandalized. it appears they struck sometime during the holiday break causing thousands of dollars in damage. the manhattan chick-fil-a restaurant remains closed this morning following a christmas eve health inspection that turned up a number of violations including fruit flies. the restaurant at 6th avenue and 37th street closed last wednesday to address the problems. it's not clear when it will reopen.
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general manager jerry reese and tom coughlin will hold a news conference at the team's facility. coughlin resigned yesterday following sunday's the giants were a disappointing 6-10. they missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive years. coughlin had 102 wins, beating the patriots in super bowl 42 and 46. with that fans say his place in giants history is cemented. >> it's going to be a tremendous loss for new york. >> i think he was a great coach and we got two super bowls. >> they should remember about the champion. it's hard to get a super bowl. >> that's for sure. coughlin said in part, i've spent 15 years with this organization as an assistant and head coach and was comfort to be a part of three super bowl winning teams, a lombardi trophy is a great achievement in which we will all take great pride.
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be interesting to hear the coach talked to. -- talk today. >> more news next on that . time now 5:09. still to come, the confrontation between an identity theft victim and the suspect at a starbucks. >> president obama about to unveil his executive order to fight gun control including expanding background checks and opponents are ready to fight it. >> new york about to open its first medical marijuana dispensary. why people who run them said don't expect clouds of smoke. >> let's lace up the skates and go skates. you need the heavy coat, the shades too. that sun will be shining but you'll see your breath. i'll explain. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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i just worry about security. wifi just freaks me out. i've been robbed so many times. >> have you? >> i've been cleaned out. >> you don't even have a facebook page. >> my wife came home and said someone tried to open a health insurance account in her name. >> you're kidding. wow. let's put a scar f on and put a hat on. i actually bought the things that you actually put over your ears, the little snap on things. the bet at our house is how long it will take me to lose them. i buy all this stuff and lose them. clear and 12, winds are 5 to 23. i was talking to joe nolan at cbs fm and it's 9 degrees leaving west field with a wind chill of 4 below. around the area 9 in morris town, 10 red bank. these are air temperature readings. sussex at 6. expand the view
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temperature reading in albany, 8 in boston, 13 in philadelphia. in philadelphia where they have a longer wind it's 4 degrees below zero. wind chill in new york is 4. there's a wind chill advisory until 9:00 a.m. for sussex county. could see a wind chill as low as 15 degrees. we already clocked wind chills at 10 degrees below zero. the thermometer shooting for 29 but with the wind it's zero to 25, well below the normal of 38. we will be above that wednesday, thursday and friday into the weekend but not today. so kind of a model-driven idea of what those real feel numbers will feel like. could see wind chills retreat to sub zero between now and 6:00 or 7:00. into the lunchtime hour the possibility of a single digit to 10 to 15 degrees. into the
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little less wind so it starts to feel like the 20s again. north shore you're going to see those brutal wind chills and even connecticut, west port you could see a wind chill of 17 degrees this afternoon. wind chills hovering in the teens for the hudson valley. then there's improvement with less wind and warmer temperatures. you'll see it on wednesday. by wednesday afternoon feeling better at 42. nice day on thursday. friday a dry day but a wet night. 47. so that falls as rain. it's soggy saturday into sunday. both days well above normal but plan on some showers this weekend. plan some slow going, right, alex? >> right. in the bronx there's an accident that's cleared on the westbound side at the bronx river parkway. still slow on the eastbound side. there may be a new accident out of the camera view blocking the center lane. there is. you can see that disabled truck. this coupled with that earlier alert through the area just know it's
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we have construction on the fdr drive southbound, one lane blocked between 106th and 76th. again, from 71st to 63rd as well. mass transit, all green taking metro north path trains, lirr. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. president obama is taking a firm stand saying he will move forward on new gun control measures without congress. >> the president is expected to speak on the subject today. brian web is here with more. brian. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the president's plan will include hiring 230 new fbi agents to process background checks and create a budget to hire another 200 agents and investigators at the atf. >> president obama delivers he marks at the white house this morning out lining plans he intends to take to tackle gun violence without congressional approval. >> at the top of the list a measure requiring gun dealers
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firearms on the internet or at gun shows to be licensed and conduct background checks. >> another would change a federal privacy rule to keep people with mental health restrictions from possessing guns. >> this is not going to solve every violent crime in the country, prevent every mass shooting. it will potentially save lives. >> the actions aren't sitting well with gun store owners like james hilen the houston. he said the president is infringing on the second amendment. >> hitler and all these leaders have taken guns away to control the popalus and that's what it's about. >> i don't think our founding fathers meant that suspected terrorists can get their hands on guns. >> republicans in congress are
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matter with the supreme court. >> reporter: the president said these steps are constitutional and consistent with the second amendment but they will be contest in congress, court or both. >> brian, thank you. the nra is targeting a pair of lawmakers from brooklyn. it shows two democrats next to bullets. they announced legislation aimed at controls the sale of ammo. a star buckles customer unleached a tirade on a cashier who admitted to stealing her credit card information. >> i'm sorry that you had to come up here. >> you come to starbucks to get coffee, not to get robbed. >> the california customer said she knew something bad was brewing after the cashier took
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the next day she noticed a $212 grocery bill on her card so she confronted the 19-year-old and said there was video of her. she told the victim she was a good kid who went to school and played soccer. the customer dropped the criminal charges but the cashier was fired. 5:19 right now. still to come this morning, a look inside one of the medical marijuana dispensaries set to open in new york. >> a young boy comes to new
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a boy from africa is in a long island hospital this morning where doctors hope to restore his face, disfigured in a chimp attack. 8-year-old denia is from the democratic rub of the congo. 2 years ago chimps attacked him. he survived by lost both lips. surgeons will take tissue from his arm to reconstruct his lips. he will have three operations over the next 6 months. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. over to john for an update on the frigid temperatures out there. >> you have to be ready for it and think smart. the car just didn't want to move this morning. everything just creeking and feeling the chill. these numbing winds out the door not even going to break freezing today on the thermometer.
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rest of the week and then more unsettled into the weekend. saturday and sunday wet weather both days. 5 below to 25. that 25 degree wind chill will be this afternoon. still you're dealing with wind chills below zero through midday. after we bottom out today nice recovery wednesday into thursday. what's going on, alex? >> i have a little bit of better news in the bronx. delays eased out in both directions on the cross bronx. a much smoother ride. on the tapancy bridge still a 45 miles per hour speed restriction because of wind. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide. to devils and nets in action last night and big changes for big blue. >> the sports update. >> good morning. coming up
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atlanta for the second game while the rangers host the stars. >> off season change has began for the giants. tom coughlin resigns. he released a steam saying in part, he thought it was in the best interest of the organization that he step down. there will be a 10:30 press conference with coughlin and the giants upper management this morning. nets hosting the celtics. nets lose 103 will have-94. >> nets holding the red wings. the 1-0 detroit win. >> that's your cbs 2 sports update. with the new year medical marijuana will soon be available at state sanction locations in the city. >> dispensaries are set to open this week. >> coming to new york possibly this week four medical marijuana
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>> progress. it's about time. >> it won't look like this. >> no joints, no coke key -- no cookies. >> nope. it will be capsules and cannabis oil. that's the law according to the company's ceo who is preparing to open a business in queens and white plains. >> people will not be served by buds like in denver, colorado but by licensed pharmacists. >> the first business to open will be here on 14th street and 3rd avenue possible as early as thursday. its ceo doubting the benefits of the product. >> medical american has been shown to be more effective at treating a myriad of illnesses in comparison so standards pharmaceuticals. >> all this caught the attention of people in the area. >> there will be probably lines around the block. >> of the four medical american
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city two in manhattan, one in queens and one in the bronx. under the new york state law medical marijuana is to be used to treat 10 serious diseases including but not limited to cancer, hiv and aids, parkinson's, epilepsy and some spinal cord injuries. the business in queens owned and operated by the same company in white plains will serve products certified by inspectors according to the ceo. >> no jelatin. we only use natural oils. >> ceos from the medical american dispensaries said they're expecting final approval to home any day now. scott rapaport, cbs 2 news. the day's top stories and it's all about the cold coming up next. >> after an unseasonably warm december january is sending the
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have reaction. >> coming up, governor como's update for the homeless. >> going to the gym doesn't have to break the bank. how you can safe on membership while keeping your new year's resolution to get healthy.
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live from studio 46, this is cbs 2 news this morning. it's 5:30, 12 degrees on this tuesday, january 5th. bundle up and get ready for the coldest day that we have seen in quite some time. good morning, again. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. get ready for a bone chilling commute. we are live with team coverage on this bitter blast. >> john elliott is tracking the temperatures, alex denis is watching the roads. >> first janelle burrell is live with a check on the homeless situation in union square. >> reporter: mary, this is the type of cold that's simply down right dangerous. now, here in union square park so far we haven't seen anybody sleeping outside but as we've been discussing governor como's mandate forcing the homeless off the street and into shelters took effect this morning. >> even the frigid freezing air chill --
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dress and i'm not cold at all. >> gene o'neil remains determined to sleep on the street. o'neil like others adamant they will not stay in city shelters despite governor como's statewide mandate they will brought to shelters when temperatures dip below freezing as they have already this week. >> heavens no. >> why not? >> i think they're dirty. >> jumped several types, had -- times, had everything stolen. just everything. it's very, very dangerous. >> from their point of view it's safer to stay on a train or in a subway station where it's warm because the shelters are more dangerous. >> governor como acknowledging some of the push back but said the state will do its part to ensure their safety. >> if shelters are not up to code then we are going to be very diligent in our inspection and management of the existing shelter system. >> mayor de blasio said the governor's order wasn't
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home less in from the cold is a policy that had already been in place. >> the nypd and our out reach workers if they believe one is in real danger they have the right to bring them in and they have been bringing them in. >> regardless of whose directive it is many who call the street home said they plan to stay. >> they're going to wind up arresting me. >> reporter: some of the people who we spoke with said that instead of actually sleeping on the streets tonight some will be sleeping inside subway stations and other buildings that are open 24/7. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you very much. let's talk about this dangerous cold . weather and traffic on the 2s. john. >> if i had to choose between gloves and mittens, go with mittens. you're going to feel it on your cheeks, exposed skin. that's why we use the phrase wind chill. wind chill means
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we have wind chills below zero in the area. around town it's 12 with a wind chill of 4 in manhattan. again, that's an observation from central park. i guarantee if you walked out of our building on 11th you'd feel that wind. it's out of the north 5 to 23 miles per hour. high pressure is in control. it's that strong high pressure and that pressure gradient that brings in the gusty wind. the good news is that the wind will slow down a bit but the cold air is in place. 13 feels like 1. 23 at noon will feel like 17 . be smart, pace yourself and pay attention. >> thank you. great advice. let's get to the commute this morning. >> we have some changes. taking a live look we have an accident blocking the ramp from the west l.i.e to the southbound
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in rockland county a fallen tree has route 303 closed in both directions. a live look outside, lincoln tunnel you're delay free not only here but the holland and george washington bridge is a smooth ride. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. time is now 5:34. people are preparing for bitterly cold commutes out there. >> commuters on long island have to deal with the coldest temperatures we have seen so far. diane macedo is live at the train station. it's cold out there, diane. good morning. >> reporter: chris and mary, i'm doing my warm up dance this morning. i have to confess it's not really working too well. we have been talking to different commuters here at the train station and people have kind of their own strategy. some are waiting in their cars, some in the waiting area. anything to avoid being outside. not everyone is unhappy about this winter weather. >> i'd rather wait here because i work outside in construction
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try to keep my body warm right now. >> temperatures have dropped dramatically. brian park fountain in manhattan is partially frozen, a far cry from the record 72 degrees we enjoyed just 12 days ago. most people in the tri-state area are bundling up before heading outside. not this guy in westchester who said he still prefers to wear shorts. >> we're always hot and working and moving and grooving. i'm good. >> other i sag the cold caught them off guard. >> i had this scarf. i need to get hats and glove s. >> i just wanted some warmth behind my foot. >> that's working out well for local businesses that sell cold weather accessories. >> people are finally buying ice melters and cold winter supplies. >> we do better when it's cold. last year was a great year for
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and all that stuff. you sold out everything you owned. >> reporter: the woman who runs a newsstand at the train station said the weather isn't great for her business because people don't want to stand outside at her booth. because it's an el nino weather pattern this winter is supposed to be warmer than usual so this cold snap should be the exception and not the rule. hopefully that's the case. diane macedo, cbs 2 news. >> try to stay warm out there. thank you so much. happen ing today, a former police officer accused of shaking down hispanic motorists for cash goes on trial. veteran officer scott green was arrested in january of 2014 after an under cover sting operations. a second trial involving 20
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today get underway later this year. police commissioner bill bratton will tout the 2015 crime figures today. last year major crime reached its lowest point. over all the city still saw serious crime drop another 1.7%. >> while there will be some fluctuations, some increases in some categories the over all crime continue to go down. >> the transit system the crime jumped 11%. hours of terror for a long island native after a carjacker took her on a 150 mile ride. the woman's father got through to her by phone during the terrifying or deal. now they're talking about the daring escape. carolyn gusoff with the story. >> surveillance video shows frantic moments a long island woman running for her life. 23-year-old rachel stevenson fleeing from a man who stole her car with her in it.
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student at binghamton heading home for christmas was carjacked. >> he had put the car into the door wasn't shut. it was slamming against my legs and my legs were still hung out of the car. >> he grabbed her hand and pulled her into the car and said i guess you're going with me. you're now my hostage. >> rachel's father describes the 2 hours of terror that followed. speeding in the foggy night, 18-year-old ralik chambers announced he had a gun and was making a run for virginia. the social student's work training kicked in. >> she said you're not helping outside, let me out and i'll buy you a bus ticket anywhere you want to go. >> trying to keep the situation calm. i knew if he got angry
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for me. >> weaving through traffic he didn't notice as rachel texted her boyfriend for help. she even convinced the kidnapper to let her take a call from her father and gave critical information. as gas ran low rachel saw an opportunity to escape. >> she jumped out and ran to a group of people screaming she was being kidnapped. >> chambers took off but by tracking her cell phone police caught up with him. >> i told her she's my hero. >> she's back at school now with her car, cats and a message that drivers should always take their key from the car when they pump gas. carolyn gusoff, cbs 2 news. >> such a scary situation there. chambers is charged with kidnapping and robbery. he try today carjack three other cars before taking stevenson's. >> she was so calm.
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-- that really helped. coming up, the market's tanked yesterday, hoping for a better day today. live to the new york stock exchange for a preview. >> it's a pill that prevents hiv by why are more people not using it. >> adelle said hello and her fans responded in record numbers. the new honor for her new album coming up. >> you can connect with the show all morning. we just posted an update on facebook and
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@cbsnewyork. it's 5:42, time for weather and traffic on the 2s. when will it warm up? >> it's going to warm up
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in islep has 13 degrees. great night for astronomy. the visibility is spectacular out there. anthony wants to know when was the last time it was this cold in cedar grove? it was march 6th. that's when we hit 13 degrees. it was way back at the beginning of march. heading up north chrissy has 7 degrees. chrissy is suffering from frostbite. it can happen. take care. we hope you feel better soon, chrissy. also reminding us to celebrate national bird day. thank you for reminding us that it's national bird day. thank goodness they have down coats because you need some down coats or something to keep your warm. it's going to be chilly today and windy and challenging. don't end up with frostbite. very, very painful. you want to monitor yourself, stay hydrated and take break. diane doing a
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shaking. 12 degrees, winds are variable from 5 to 23. up north it's 8 in kingston, it's 4 in german, jeffersonville at 0, 7 monroe. you throw on the wind and it feels worse than that. with the wind in five towns it's 1 below. today was a five town day for me. i had to drive through five towns before the heater worked in my car. it was that cold. wind chill is 1 below in chatham. i got a call from phil saying i look pail because of the cold. the wind around that high is going to stream out of the north. there will be less wind this afternoon but we are still in the freezer. high today not even 32. tomorrow chris wants to know
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we're going to bounce up into the 40s. it still feels chilly but you get the sense of that relief. thursday could go down as the nicest of the week because we will be dry thursday into friday. both days warmer but friday night we have a chance of rain. 60% chance of rain saturday into sunday as well. 5:45. the heater did finally work in my car. what else isn't working? there's a accident blocking the l.i.e to the bqe. not only here but if you're traveling in rockland county we have a tree that's fallen on the roadway. route 303 is closed in both directions at bradley parkway. if you stick to the palo states it will be a smoother ride. you can see another indicator on the map. the tapancy bridge, there's a 45 miles per hour
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to windy conditions. westchester band you have some company. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. mary and chris. >> thank you. the markets looking for a re rebound after yesterday's massive sell off. >> jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. china's stock market is down slightly this morning. in europe the markets are responding. the dow was down as much as 467 points yesterday, just minutes after the open. it dead recover and ended with a loss of 276. the nasdaq down 104. futures are pointing to a lower open today. one area that is actually surging, gun stocks. shares of smith and wesson
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to get the fit bit or the apple watch, a san francisco company wants women to put on a smart sports bra. it's debuting at the consumer electronics show it measures things like your heart rate and steps and perhaps to help women level. it costs about $150. chris and mary. >> jill for that. >> you never know what they will come up with at that convention. thank you, jill. eight people were injured when a van crashed into a building on the bronx just before 9:00 at 134th and brown place. the injuries were all taken to lincoln hospital. three people were hurt when an ambulance crashed into scaffolding on the upper east
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2 months but that's enough time to become the top selling album. the record is the biggest seller since usher's 2004 album confession. traffic and weather on the 2s for you. this is john. >> i wish i could give you a sweater or hug or both. clear and 12. there's a north wind 5 to 23. the wind chill in the city still at 4. mount kisko 12 degrees. otisville 16 degrees below zero. parts of the area a wind chill advisory. still frozen. thermometer not even hitting 32. with the wind it feels colder than that. this is the coldest. we're going to see a nice recovery wednesday into thursday. as that area of high pressure heads our way the wind dies down. the next chance of
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take care and be smart. it's slow out there too, right, alex? >> right. in some areas it will be slow er than normal, especially in queens. let's take a look at our drive. an accident blocking the ramp from the westbound l.i.e to the southbound bqe. in rockland county route 303 closed in both directions at bad ly bradley parkway. 45 miles per hour speed restriction in place due to windy conditions for you. you have company still moving well. a live look now to the 12-week sandy reconstruction project that has just began at the queen's midtown tunnel. the south tube will be closed for repairs over night. mass transit on our close to schedule. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you so much. the new miss universe start started her year on the job
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month. >> host steve harvey announced miss columbia as the winner when the real winner was miss philippines. >> i respect him for that. right away he admitted he made a mistake, apologized, went up to me backstage and said sorry. >> steve harvey address it on his radio show yesterday. he's back hosting next year. >> big ratings. we'll see what happens then. many people make new year's resolutions to be healthy and get into shape and sometimes that requires joining a gym. >> what if you can't afford the membership? alex denis has ways to save on this. >> you can be physically and fiscally fit. 12% of gym memberships are purchased in january.
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membership seems too high there are ways to reduce the cost. according to consumer reports do a trial run. contact the gym and ask about a day or week-long pass, see if it's worth the financial commitment. keep an eye on social media. many businesses have a twitter account, facebook page or instagram account. that's where you can find promotional ads for deals. see if you can negotiate. talk to a manager and see if you can save by paying a full year up front instead of a month by month membership. some plans will provide discounts. some gyms will have a lower fee for a larger group.
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>> oh, i'm having a baby, sorry i can't. >> you're too old. >> yeah, that's true. >> you go to the gym in the month of january and it's packed. it's like everyone is lined up. >> come the second week of january. >> wait like two weeks and forget about it. >> don't be afraid to change too. we were at a family community center which made sense when we were using the pool but if you're not using the pool you can go other places. >> you have the ymca's too. >> you can't work outside today out outside today. >> that's true. if you're going to make sure you have the right appropriate gear. >> if you're running to work? >> you may get there quicker than some of the roadways. over all a smooth morning. we have some pockets of hesitation. time is now 5:57. braving the bitter blast, we have team coverage coming up right after this. >> plus, driveway muggings and
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live from studio 46, this is cbs 2 news this morning. it is 6 o'clock and look at that 12 degrees for your tuesday, january 5th. get ready for a bitter blast of cold weather. single digits and below zero with the wind chill. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. two days ago very good but now it's too cold. >> too cold is right. we haven't seen temperatures like this since march. grab the scarf and hat and be ready to brave the bone chilling weather on your way to work. we'll have live team coverage in just a moment. school is back in session this morning for two westchester county communities. we'll have the details on what you need to
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this is not going to solve every violent crime from the country. >> president obama said his new gun control plan will save lives, however it's not without controversy. how it will focus on a loophole in background checks. people are not going to be served by bud like in denver, colorado but by licensed pharmacists. >> four medical marijuana dispensaries open this week. a look out how the drug will be distributed at the state-sanctioned facilities. he's been a great coach. we have a great relationship, a great trust. >> it's the end of an era for giants football fans. head coach tom coughlin will make his first public remarks today since stepping back. coming up we'll take a look back at his major accomplishments and how fans
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i definitely thought about pirates. decades old. what the letter said coming up. it's 6:02. let's get to weather and traffic on the 2s. >> not exactly a beach day today. it's going to be brisk out there. wind chills down dramatically from last hour because the wind is up that you expect during the early morning hours. we are going to see stronger winds this morning than we will this afternoon. it's a northeast wind at 21 miles per hour. so 11 in the city feels the wind chill in park is 3 degrees below zero. essex county you're dealing with wind chills 5 to 10 degrees below zero. all this whipping around a big ridge of
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you have wind wind chills in the teens at lunchtime. you need the winter weather layers all day long. what going on, alex? >> the rockland county we have this fallen tree that's closed route 303 in both directions at bradley parkway. if you stick to the palo states as an alternate it's going to be a smoother ride for you. in queens an accident blocking the ramp from the westbound l.i.e to the southbound b.q.e. that's causing a hesitation. a live look outside in queens, an accident blocking all of the lanes on the northbound side at the van wyck just past belt parkway. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. commuters on long island will have to deal with some of the coldest temperatures that they've seen so far this season. >> diane macedo is trying to stay warm. >> reporter: trying is the keyword there. here at mineloa people are always in a rush to get off the platform and on to
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today it seems people are extra antsy and just stand outside for a few seconds to see why. >> i'd rather wait here because i work outside in construction so it's terrible out there. i try to keep my body warm right now and run to the train. >> temperatures have dropped in the first days of the new year. brian park fountain in manhattan is starting today off partially frozen. most people in the tri-state area are bundling up before heading outside but not this guy in westchester who said he still prefers to wear shorts while delivering pizza. >> we're always hot and working and moving and groving so we wear shorts. i'm good. >> others say the cold caught them off guard. >> i have the scarf. i have need hats and gloves and all that kind of stuff. >> i just wanted some warmth behind my foot. >> that's working out
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businesses that sale cold weather accessories. >> people are finally buying ice melters and cold winter supplies and that kind of stuff and it's great. >> we do better when it's cold. i mean, last year was a great year for snow boots and hats and gloves. you sold out everything you owned. >> reporter: the woman who owns the newsstand said it's bad for business because people don't want to stand outside. hot drinks seem like a good move. same goes for layers. diane macedo, cbs 2 news. >> thank you so much. let's get her some hot cocoa. the frigid cold arrives along with a new mandate for governor como. >> janelle burrell is live from union square with that part of the story. janelle. >> reporter: chris and mary, it's brutal out here. you can only imagine what it's like if you have to sleep on the
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mandate took effect at midnight but a lot of people who are on the streets say they are refusing to listen. >> even with the frigid freezing air chill. >> i have on a sweater, a layer dress and i'm not cold at all. >> jean o'neil remains determined to sleep on the street. o'neil like many others adamant that they will not stay in city shelters despite governor como's new statewide mandate that they be brought to shelters when temperatures dip below freezing like they have already this week. >> heavens no. >> why not? >> they're dirty. >> jumped several types, had -- several times, had everything stolen. just very, very dangerous. >> from their point of view it's safer to stay on a train or in a subway station where it's warm because the shelters are more dangerous. >> governor como acknowledging some of the push back but said the state will do its part to
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>> if shelters are not up to code then we are going to be very diligent in our inspection and management. >> mayor de blasio said the governor's order wasn't necessary and bringing the homeless in from the cold was a policy already in place. >> in the nypd and out reach believe people are in danger they can bring people in. >> they're going to probably wind up arresting me. >> reporter: a recent report by the city controller found that a lot of the shelters here in the city are filthy and even rodent infested. the city said they have been working to make improvements. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new this morning, this is surveillance video of the man
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deadly attack in the bronx at a mcdonald's. the restaurant manager 28-year-old adam garcia escorted a man out of the restaurant into the parking lot. the man grabbed a knife and stabbed garcia in the neck and chest. he was rushed to the hospital where he died. a memorial will be held at the 50th police precinct for detective joseph lemm. his brothers and sisters in blue will gather at noon for a final vigil. new jersey is getting more time to have its driver's licenses meet national proof of identity requirements. homeland security granted a 9-month extension. without it a new jersey driver's license might not be accepted for admission into federal facilities. most
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-- most states are already in compliance. president obama's new gun control law coming up. >> plus, don't mess with the rock. the two new stars of the upcoming bay catch movie. >> the kids might fight you on this but they have to get layered up. biting wind chills for the trip to school. a little bit of a breeze on the trip home but we are never going to reach the freezing mark so make sure they have the layers and sunglasses.
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12 degrees -- actually, now just 11 degrees and getting colder. john. >> a lot of folks have wind chills below zero. steve has 13 in river head. burr, it is cold. feels like 5 degrees there. also we have 13, this is ron. his weather station froze this morning. went out and check it had car thermometer. accurate at 13. i'm buying
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2. it's serious. it's going to be slow for the car as you continue to heat your home and apartment make sure you do it safely. make sure you pay attention to your body. cold can take a real toll. want to make sure you stay hydrated and take the breaks you need if you can. if you have to work outside you know the drill, you have all the hand warmers and all the layers you need. be smart. 11 feels colder with that wind out of the northeast at 21 miles per hour. these are air temperature readings. you see a lot of single digits. in the hamptons, river head, wading river you're around 13 degrees. much of long island seeing a wind chill below zero. 3 degrees below in huntington on exposed skin. 6 below in darion. cold in asbury park
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in 1973 by an upcoming and new artist. 17 is the real feel number at lunchtime in the city. even though we have 23, 24, 25 with that wind chill it's going to feel like the teens. now this afternoon hitting our highs, shooting for it at least around 2:00, 29 starts to feel like the mid 20s. there's a little less wind today opposed to yesterday. yesterday those wind really howling. that was the engine that dropped off the cold air. as the high slides our way we see less wind and we are going to see days of dry weather. it's a blocking high. so lots of sun and we stay dry right on in through friday night. friday night it's a rain event because then by we're quite a bit warmer. not today. 29, wind chills 0 that 25. could see sub zero windchills for the next hours.
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sullivan you could see wind chills below zero for a good part of the morning. 42, nice on thursday. wet weather friday night and a wet weekend with numbers in the upper 40s. a lot of channels this morning, right, alex? >> an accident blocked on the northbound side of the van wyck just past the belt parkway. commuters on the north jefferson you don't have an easy commute. anticipate delays and cancelations due to a broken rail near westbury through the area. some subway changes, j and z are now suspended between crescent street and jamaica center because of problems. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. a long island north shore village is on guard this morning after home burglaries and
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>> jennifer mclogan reports. >> everybody is really on edge . >> it reminds me to be more aware. >> it is one of the safest villages but east hills just suffered two break-ins and assaults. >> in our neighborhood especially i think measures need to be taken. >> there's always something new that could help. >> if you want to be safe take care of itself. >> more than 100 people gathered to deter crime. they were followed by a man with a knife who struggle this woman and threatened her on her driveway. >> the village relies on nassau county police and maintains its own safety personal.
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of us and there's an average of three calls for shift. >> you're just citizens with no police power. >> correct. >> leaders are engaging pridz ing private citizens to initial new community watch plans. . -- watch plans. >> i like to see what they come up with. >> they may soon propose installing camera, increasing neighborhood light and possibly over us own police police force. jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> the next meeting is next monday. stock futures are turning lower this morning. the sell off followed a plunge in china's
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here at home yesterday the dow recovered from being down 276. they have this advice for others. >> if you're the general public you should go out to lunch, have a good beer and a sandwich and not worry about it >> they are closelywatching oil prices. last night president obama outlined his executive action plan that requires anybody selling a gun to residential ster as a dealer vb -- register as a dealer. many democrats are backing the president. >> because congress is so paralyzed on what seems the most common sense of measures the president was forced to act. i think most americans will applaud that. >> it's not constitutional. i'm confident the courts will reject his
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>> the white house said the fbi will hire 230 more examiners to process the background checks. the president takes place in a town hall this thursday. time now 6:19. in our any objection half hour, medical marijuana wants to the city. where the first depence ris-- did spence ri despence reunion island. -- despence ri. blood pressure
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time now 6:22 and time for weather and traffic on the 2s. it's 11 degrees and feels like 1. >> that means layers and sunglasses. later today some ample sun so glare to deal with as well. visibility is great. you can see for miles and mile s. that wind coming in at 21 miles per hour out of the northeast makes 11 degrees feel a lot colder. the air temperature reading in madison right now is 9, monroe is 1. the wind chill there is 11 degrees below zero. the wind chill in the city is 3 degrees below zero. 12 degrees below zero in any rochelle. numbing winds out the door. we're going to climb into the 40s tomorrow right through the rest of the week. then we are going to see some wet weather for this weekend. make sure you're ready for that.
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until then gear up for the cold. >> thank you. >> it's gotten older since we started. now it's effecting the rails. let's take live look at the mineola administration. lirr customers on the port jefferson need to anticipate delays and seasonlations because of a broken rail nail. it's effecting your ride through the area. no j or z trains between crescent and jamaica center. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. the nets and devils in last action last night and big changes for big blue. >> otis livingston has the sports update. >> tonight the knicks will be in atlanta while the rangers host the stars. off season
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come cough listen resigns after 12 years, 3 division titles and two super bowls for big blue. he released a statement. there will be a 10:30 press conference with coughlin and the upper management this morning. marcus martin with the brilliant move. they still lose. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2 sports date update. jayden smith shows us his feminine side. >> but first the rock has some fun. over to alice dennis. >> that '96 show bay watch did you ever hear after that,
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kelly moreback will play interesting part in the crew. they great that classic, slow motion running scene. instead of running off into the sunset she gets shoved into the sand. the rock said he pulled the prank to see if she's tough enough to handle that bathing suit. >> no offense to the rock but he's no haslehoff. will smith's jayden is the new face of a women's clear section. the other three not ls models are women.
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it's part of a spring collection. jayden said it's nothing out of the ordinary. >> big modeling gig for him. >> my husband said do they come in my size and i said no. just kidding. he's like i did not ask for that. >> thank you. time now 6:26. up next with the wind chill below zero deal being the bitter cold temperatures shth the team coverage coming up. >> governor como's orders to get the homeless off the streets and into shelters is in effect now.
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it is 6:29, 11 degrees on this tuesday, january 5th. a bitter blast of winter with wind chills below below zero. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi.
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us about the cold air. first janelle burrell is covering a new policy on the homeless live from union square. >> reporter: mary, this type of cold is dangerous, especially if you're outside over night. now, governor como's mandate took effect this morning forcing people who are sleeping outside into shelters. a lot of the homeless are refusing to go. >> even with the frigid freezing air chill -- >> i have on a sweater, a layer dress and i'm not cold at all. >> jean o'neil remains determined to sleep on the street. o'neil like many others adamant that they will not stay in city shelters despite governor como's new statewide mandate they will brought to shelters when temperatures dip below freezing like they have already this week. >> heavens no. >> why not? >> i don't imagine -- i don't want that.
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-- times, had everything stolen. they're very, very dangerous. >> from their point of view it's safer to stay on a train or subway station where it's warm because the shelters are more dangerous. >> governor como acknowledging some of the push back but said the state will do its part to ensure their safety. >> if shelters are not up to code we are going to be very diligent in our inspection and management of the existing shelter system. >> mayor de blasio said the governor's order wasn't necessary and bringing the homeless in from the cold is a policy already in place. >> the nypd and our out reach workers if they believe someone is in danger they have to right to bring them in and they have been bringing them in. >> regardless of whose detective it is many who call the street home said they plan to stay. >> probably going to wind up arresting me. >> reporter: now, a recent report by the city controller's
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conditions in a lot of the shelters are in fact deplorable. a lot of them are rodent infested. the city says that they have been taking measures to make improvements and governor como said he will be out lining a plan for the shelters during his state of the state address next week. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s to talk about this weather. john elliott is standing by. >> take an extra minute or two to make sure you have the right gloves and scarfs. keep the cell phone charge because the cold will zap that battery. wind out of the northwest at 21 so it feels like 3 below in the city. waiting for the stars to give way to sun. it will be a bright day today but with that wind howling wind chills for many will stay below below zero
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up to 17 for a real feel at lunchtime. that's cold. 23 this afternoon when we hit our high. as far as your wind chill goes there's less wind this afternoon but it's still very cold. we won't even hit freezing on the thermometer so make sure you're ready for that. leave some extra time for the ride. >> there's a fallen tree with route 303 closed in both directions at bradley parkway. stick to the palo states parkway. another indicator on the tapancy bridge where there's a 45 miles per hour speed restriction in police due to windy conditions. westchester bound you have company but you're still moving well. in the bronx it's a disabled truck with a lane blocked on the westbound side as you approach the george washington bridge. delays now back to webster avenue. not the only alert. we have problems on the rails.
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customers on the port jefferson and ron branches need to anticipate rails because of a broken rail. there's a 20-minute delay added to the side. alternate side parking rules is in effect city wide. remember to be safe, don't text or drive. everything is on or close to schedule at the airports. >> thank you. people waking up and prepare preparing for a bitterly cold commute today. >> commuters on long island have to deal with some of the coldest temperatures we have seen so far this season. diane macedo is live in long island at the train station. >> reporter: good morning. it's a bad day for delays because people seem extra rushed to get off the platform and onto that train. just stand outside for a few seconds and you'll see why. no matter how much you bundle up it's not enough. >> i knew it was going to be cold but not the bone chilling temperatures. for you? >> not very good. it's cold already. sglfs i felt -- >> i felt like it was the way out should be already. >> it was bitter.
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>> temperatures have dropped dramatically in the first days of the new year. brian park fountain is already starting the day off partially frozen. a far cry from the 72 degrees we had many days ago. >> at the train station many wait in their car. >> i try to keep any -- my body warm. >> it's warmer in here than outside. >> maggie chow said the weather is bad for business. >> it's very bad. it's very bad. >> the tri-state area that sells cold weather accessories are loving it. >> people are finally buying ice melters and cold winter supplies and it's great. >> we do better when it's cold. last year was a great year for snow boots and hats and gloves and all that stuff. you sold out everything you owned. >> reporter: so some mixed
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weather. do keep in mind if you do have to be outside bundle up. the hat, the gloves, the scarves, all of the layers, do the whole thing. like i said, even bundled up it's cold out here. the best advice i can give you is if you don't have to be outside stay inside where it's warm. diane macedo, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. in westchester county stubts are return student -- students return to a new rochelle school after a ceiling collapsed. they have now been replaced. 500 students spent the fall at a vacant school. students in somers will return to class this morning. classes were canceled yesterday after 40 businesses were found vandalized. it appears they struck sometime during the holiday break causing thousands of dollars in damage. new this morning,
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two suspects in a series of burglaries in queens. they picked the door locks, made off with cash, jewelry, watches, smartphones, laptops and tablets. last week a woman walked in on one thief. he escaped through a window. a former police officer accused of shaking down hispanic motorists for cash goes on trial. scott green was arrested in january of 2014 after an undercover sting operation. the da said surveillance video shows groan stealing money from drivers he pulled over. he faces hate crime and other charges for six incidents, a second trial involving 20 additional victims will get underway later this year. this morning president obama will unveil new executive actions to combat gun violence. the measures include controversial plans focusing on background check loop hopes. brian webb has more.
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remarks on plans he takes to tackle gun violence without congressional approval. at the top of the list a measure including gun dealers for those who sell on the internet or gun shows to be licensed and conduct background checks. >> another would change a federal privacy rule to keep people with mental health restrictions from possessing guns. >> this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country, prevent every mass shooting. it will potentially save lives. >> the actions aren't sitting well with gun store owners like james hillen in houston. he said the president is infringing on the second amendment. >> hitler, all these great leaders at one time have taken guns away so they can start controlling the population and that's what this is about. >> some disagree. >> i don't think our found
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fathers meant that expected tur -- that suspected terrorists could get their hands on guns. >> some republicans are planning to take it up in federal court. time now is 6:39. still ahead, the high-tech upgrades coming to pay phone booths. >> the first medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to new york. how they will work. >> we will hear from tom coughlin on why he decided now was the time to step down. >> a message in a bottle found on a beach. who wrote it? one
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it's 6:42, time for weather and traffic on the 2s. what do we have now? 11. >> the wind chill in the city though is 3 degrees below zero. it hurts, it can cause problems. some folks will get sick so their stomach. pay attention to those around you, particularly younger and older folks and anybody with respiratory distress. we advise you to cover your mouth. if you can limit your time outside. i don't need to tell you that. as soon as you step outside you'll say i think i'll limit my time out here. 11 degrees, winds out of the northeast at 21 miles per hour. just a sampling of where
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hot spot through babylon and montgomery sell oh and -- and monticello. winds are stronger. we have a wind chill in white plains at 12 degrees below zero. a lot of folks the zero to 5 below for long island. obviously temperature wise today not even freezing. that will be well below. you know what else we're below? we're below normal as far as snow. to date we've only seen a trace. by this time in the calendar we should have 5.9 inches of snow. well, there's no snow in the forecast with warmer temperatures. we are anticipating rain friday night into saturday. saturday and sunday soggy. there's another blast of cold air next week and with some moisture we could finally see some snow in the middle part of january. make sure you're ready for the cold and the ride. here alex. that ride will be longer
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taking mass transit. lirr customers specifically on the port jefferson and ronkonkoma delays due to a broken rail near west bury is plan for that. also we have a fallen tree that has route 303 closed in both directions at brady parkway. the palo states parkway is your alternate. through the tapancy bridge there's an orange. not only is there a 45 miles per hour speed restriction in place due to some windy conditions reported, there is now a stall blocking the right lane on the westchester span side. delays back to exit 11. in the bronx a disabled truck blocked the lane on the westbound side as you approach the george washington bridge. we had some traffic backing up to webster avenue. a alternate side parking rules
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the manhattan chick-fil-a restaurant remainss closed following a christmas see inspection. it closed voluntarily last wednesday to address the problems. it's not clear when the chick-fil-a will reopen. with the new year medical marijuana will soon be available at state sanction locations in the city. dispensaries are expected to home this week. scott rapaport explains how it will work. >> coming to new york possibly this week four medical marijuana businesses dispensing cannabis legally. >> progress. it's about time. >> it won't look like this. >> no joints, no cookies. >> nope. the marijuana will look more like this , capsules, liquid republican business republican -- cannabis and oil. that's according to the company's ceo prepared to open a business in queens and white plains.
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bud like in denver, colorado but by licensed pharmacists. >> the first place to open is on 14th street and 3rd avenue possibly as early as thursday. its ceo touting the benefits of the product. >> medical marijuana has been shown to be more effective at treating a myriad of illnesses. >> there will probably be lines around the block. >> after the four medical marijuana businesses planned for new york city two already in manhattan, one in queens and one in the bronx. under the new york state law medical marijuana is to be used to treatment 10 serious diseases including but not limited to cancer, hiv and aids, parkinson's epilepsy and some spinal cord injuries. the business in queens owned and operated by the same company in white plains will be providing cannabis products that are certified by the orthodoxed
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to the ceo. >> no gelatin, we only use natural oils like coconut oils. >> ceo from the medical marijuana dispensaries say they are expecting final approve to open any day now. scott rapaport, cbs 2 news. >> the company that owns the dispensary for the bronx changed locations. some complained it's original location was too secluded. jerry ride and resigned coach tom coughlin will hold a news conference. coughlin resigned yesterday following the 35-35 loss to the eagles. they were 6-10 this season. they missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive years. but coughlin had 102 wins, three division titles and two super bowl championships including defeating the undefeated patriots. fans say his place in
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>> it's going to be a great loss for new york. >> i think he's a good coach and we got two super bowls. >> they should know it's hard to get a super bowl. >> coughlin said i've spent 15 years with this organization as assistant and head coach. a lombardi trophy every 5 years is an achievement. some predict ride sharing services and self-driving cars will be the new thin for the industry. gm is former a partnership with lyft that will have self-driving cars. it's the largest investment yet. stocking looking to rebound from the massive sell off to start the trading year. >> transforming all pay phones into useful kiosks. you will be able to charge your phone and get free wifi. first the sports update. >> good morning.
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t os finally a morning to go out and ice skate and the ice isn't melting below your skates. >> look at them. they must be so cold out there . >> if you're an ice skater you're used to cold temperatures and finally we got some winter temperatures to get out there on the ice. 11 degrees. it's cold. it's tough for commute rs and everyone else but for some people they really love this weather. there you have it. gone are the days of pay phones. link nyc will be replacing the pay phones with new wifi kiosks like these. it's going to be the largest and fasters in the world. they will offer free high speed internet, web browsing, cell phone chargers. they expect to install 7,500 this year alone. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> speaking of your cell phone keep that battery charged so
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have heated skates or something. it's cold out there. beautiful brilliant skies. clear and 11 with a wind out of the northeast at 21 makes it feel like 3 below. the worse of the worse into parts of sullivan and orange county, 10 to 15 below. that's where you'll see those wind chills hover today. do exercise caution. leave a little extra time too right, al ex? >> that's right. lirr customers that i can a look at the port jefferson and ronkonkoma branches, there's a broken rail so there's delays out there. let's take a look at the tapancy bridge. a 45 miles per hour speed restriction in place due to windy conditions there. there's a stalled vehicle
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westchester bound side, heavy delays back to the palo states parkway. alternate side parking rules city wide and don't text and drive. a 5-year-old california boy adrift 28 years ago. his mom read the note. >> hi, my name is chris, i'm 10 years old and in the 5th grade. i live in sacramento. call me know when it washed ashore, september 5th, 1988 and gave a number to call. of course it was disconnected. >> so the family has been trying to find chris using public records, archives. so far no luck. >> all i can tell you is in 1988 i was a senior in high school. >> were you? >> yep. >> so count him out. let's check in with cbs this morning. nora and charlie have a preview this morning. good morning. >> hey. >> good morning to you, chris and mary. we're at the white house this morning with president obama's plan for executive action to curve gun violence.
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here's what you need to know before you go. commuters are bracing for a bitter blast. temperatures in most of our areas won't hit the 20s until this afternoon. at the mineloa train station people are trying to stay warm in their cars or waiting areas. the brian park fountain was partially frozen this morning. frigid weather coming with a mandate from the weather saying homeless can be remove from the streets when the temperatures dip below freezing. many homeless said they will stay on the streets. stock futures have turned lower after a rough start to the
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the dow lost 276 points yesterday. problems with the commute. let's get a final look at traffic for you. >> thank you, mary. good morning, everyone. lirr customers on the port jefferson and ronkokoma branches need to expect delays of 20 minutes. a live look to the tapancy bridge, a stalled vehicle blocking the right lane on the westchester bound span with delays back to the palo states parkway. expect a 20 minute wait at all hudson river crossings. john. beautiful when you look outside but it's cold. factoring in the when i knowed, wind, the wind chill is below zero. sub zero wind chills to start. not even freezing this afternoon. make sure you're geared up for the cold today. we'll have another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge.
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