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it's 4:30, 26 degrees on this wednesday, january 6th. going to be much warmer today and that's going to be the trend over the next few days. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. when you say much warmer, what dpeact are you talking about here? >> much warmer than yesterday. >> at least you have that. >> welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we'll have weather and traffic on the 2s in just a moment. we begin with breaking news overnight, a disturbing claim by north korea. >> the rogue nation says it successfully detonated a powerful hydrogen bomb. if true, it would represent a major escalation in the country's destructive power. cbs 2's brian webb joins us live in the cbs 2 newsroom with late developments here. >>reporter: chris, u.s. officials and nuclear experts have long been skeptical about north korea's claims about h- bombs, but if it's confirmed, one nuclear watchdog group said
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house says the u.s. cannot confirm a north koreans hydrogen bomb test, but it calling on the country's leaders to abide by international obligations and commitments. the surprise north koreans state tv announcement called the event a perfect success, citing pyongyang's legal right to defend itself against u.s. aggression. >> the real danger for the united states is whether or not north korea has intentions to demonstrate their capabilities as far as the pacific and certainly to threaten the u.s. continent. >>reporter: news of the event came after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake was deengted near a known north korea -- detected near a known north korea test site. south korea quickly condemned the debtonnation and called a emergency national security council meeting. the country's president told reporters the test is a threat on our people's survival and future and a direct challenge
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if confirmed, this would be north korea's fourth nuclear test, the first was carried out in 2006. the unitedflations security council will meet -- united nations security council will meet on this. japan has deployed a reconnaissance aircraft to try to collect atmospheric samples and the u.s. has its own aircraft in the area if it decides to do the same. >> brian, thank you very much. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning. >> good morning, chris, good morning, mary. hi, everybody. we are going to see, well, better conditions today, warmer, still a little shy of what you'd expect, but not as much wind, so that is some good news. clear and 26 outside, and with that wind light, it feels like about 26 which is some good news as far as the wind chill. scanning the skies, oarntion, it is going to be a pretty day today. we're going to see sunny size. we're waiting for some rain. that next chance of rain holding off now until friday night. numbers for you hour by hour, a bit of a breeze, the wind chill
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feeling like 30 around lunchtime. we're approaching 40 today. just a bit of a breeze, so wind chills hovering in the mid-30s. really close to where you should be this time of the year before we once again warm up, then turn wet. hey, don't turn anything just yet because alex denis standing by. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning, everybody. if you're traveling here's a look at the live map. some construction on the bridge until 5:00. if you stick with the goethals bridge as an alternate, a smoother ride for you. a live look in queens. construction blocking a lane on the southbound side of the van wyck at hillside avenue. delays now stretch back almost at a standstill to jewel avenue. the south tube of the queens midtown tunnel is closed for overnight repairs. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary rks back to you. >> alex, thank you. now to a developing story in the bronx, the search intensifies for a pregnant woman missing for days. >> she was last seen leaving
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cbs 2's janelle burrell is live from baychester where there's a very active police scene this morning. >>reporter: investigators have been out here all night and within the last hour and a half, the medical examiner has shown up on scene here. you can see them here behind us. they've actually pushed us further away from the house where an dreia carruth was last seen. her family and friends say they are frantic for news. detectives from the nypd crime scene unit overnight continuing their investigation inside andrea carruth's home after a search by k-9s for evidence. >> we miss her, we love her. . >>reporter: friends and family of the 39-year-old, five months pregnant, mom-to-be growing more concerned by the hour. >> we really want to find out what happened or what has happened. >>reporter: police say carruth was last seen sunday in her home on coursea avenue shortly before she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch. she never showed up. investigators spent tuesday
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picture, also questioning her live-in boyfriend at the house where she runs a small day care and preschool. >> she would not lead us through this, so she real estate not willingly out there -- she's not willingly out there. >> just to hear the news is a loss. >>reporter: friends and loved ones anxiously waiting for carruth are praying her and her unborn baby are fine. >> not only to find her, but to find her alive and well. >> i'm very hopeful that she's going to come forth. >>reporter: back live you can see investigators still on scene here on the block where carruth lived with her boyfriend. at this point police say this is still considered a missing persons case, but her family this morning holding out hope that she is found safe. reporting live this morning in the baychester section of the bronx, janelle burrell, cbs news. >> thank you. the latest on the murder of a socialite.
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death at wind swept farm. police say the investigation has led to the arrest of two men who work there. they're accused of stealing $30,000 worth of and selling it. police say there's no link between the arrest and the murder. a new york city cop will be sentenced taid for the shooting death of his wife. 44-year-old kevin canty of queens pleaded guilty to first- degree manslaughter. he was arrested in april of 14 after shooting jessica canty at their house in ozone park. the couple's two children were home at the time. canty is expected to receive a 25-year sentence. an update as a man in a wheelchair gets arrested again. the district attorney says kelvin dennison of queens tried to rob the t.d. bank in sunnyside on monday, claiming he had a bond. the teller handed over the cash and he fled. police say he was caught on surveillance camera robbing another bank. ceremonies are being held
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year anniversary of the attacks on thecy teer cal newspaper charlie hebdo and a deli. three plaques were unveiled honoring the 17 people who lost their lives when islamic extremists opened fire. the first plaque is hanging at charlie hebdiso headquarters. the second is nearby where a police officer lost his life trying to stop the gunman. and a third is at the kosher deli where different gunmen killed four people. strong reaction this morning for and against new gun control measures implemented by president obama. >> we know we can't stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world, but maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence. >> executive action announced at the white house requires more gun sellers to get licenses and expanding background checks. it calls for more mental funding atf agents and mor gun safety technology. >> if the president through
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authority, i will take immediate action to restrain him. i'm not going to wait for a court order, i'm not going to wait for a order. republican presidential candidates called the president a dictator and king who is trampling on the second amendment. yesterday's frigid temperatures tested the city's new code blue program to get the homeless off the streets. overnight yesterday the city placed nearly 100 people in shelters or hospitals. governor cuomo's executive order requiring police to remove the homeless from the streets in subfreezing temperatures is now fully in effect. but city officials say it played no role in their outreach yesterday. mayor de blasio named poa lasso as the new deputy mayor for health and human services. that agency is the one that oversees homeless services. it is now nearly 4:38. the 100 reasons you'll want to grab a peanut butter ticket at some point today. will amtrak run its northeast trains through nassau
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we get a sneak peek of some of plans that includes a new rail tunnel under the long island sound. and the surgical treatment that is allowing a young hoops player to stay on the court despite having a debilitating disorder. not as brutal today. isn't that a nice way to start the day?
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is coming up. hey, 26 degrees really 12 degrees above yesterday. 4:41. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. so are you feeling lucky? you have one in 292 million chance of winning tonight's peanut butter jackpot. it is -- powerball jackpot. it is worth $400 million. did you get your ticket yet? lottery officials say ticket sales are strong.
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people yesterday and expect the same today. no one has won powerball's top prize since november 4th. >> we're in it. we'll see what happens. john. >> what do you think? >> time for weather and traffic on the 2s. are you ready? >> yes, i am ready. i am ready over here. >> i know you're over there. >> watch this move. there you go. zoom, zoom, zoom. and here comes big camera 2. hey, i want to check in with our weather watchers. or not. i guess we don't want to check in with the weather watchers. they're right here. they want to check in what's going on. no weather watchers, huh? there you go. clear and 26. hey, here we go, and, boom. here we are. so let's see what's going on. whoa! single-digit readings still to the north. but here's a sweet 16 and a sweet little message from walter too, and that's why i'm wearing santa claus. it is three king's day today, so a little christmas celebrated in many cultures. so, yeah, feast of the epiphany, so you'll be seeing still some christmas lights and
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16 another reading here from tony. tony some more recent history. do you remember the blizzard of '96 and in 1925 john delorean was born who was a good friend of my aunt of all people. and franky frankenhigh, dr. franky fairn hate wants to re -- franker height, the space station will fly over the crescent moon at 5:27 this morning. set your clocks, you're up early, and visibility has been great. now let's talk about some of those other numbers. it is clear and 26. winds out of the northwest at 3 miles an hour, relative humidity is at 44%. few more readings for you. again, you've got those single- digit readings. guy from sparta called. he's excited, celebrating three king's day with gifts for all his coworkers today. 5 in the hamptons, though, that's the cool spot on the map. you compare these numbers to yesterday, though, yeah, with limited exception, it's warmer and it's the absence of the wind that acceleratates that. yesterday we had wind chills at
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no, the wind chill right now is around 22 to 24 degrees. that's the ballpark for 8:00. there won't be any big warmup between now and then. lunchtime 34, feels like 29. and then this afternoon, we're going to try to hit 40. i think the thermometer will stay right around 39. scanning the skies, you can see it's nice and quiet here. a bigger view for you shows high pressure is in control today and that means bright sun and we anticipate quiet conditions all the way through end of the week. clicking away the hours into thursday, thursday not a bad day, feeling warmer. friday day okay, but then by friday afternoon watch for increasing clouds, and then we're waiting for that wet weather. that takes over friday night. 39, about 10 degrees warmer with less wind. it'll feel better this afternoon. feels better out the door right now. chilly and quiet tonight, 29. and then tomorrow probably the pick of the week, right around 45 with less wind, pretty nice skies. want to show you friday night, there's the rain.
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morning, and then could be a soaker on sunday, but very mild before we see the numbers retreat into the middle part of next week. it's not time to retreat, it's time to charge with alex. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning, everyone. well, we have some subway issues for you this morning. it's due to a rail wisconsin. forest hills-bound r trains are running on the d line from dekalb avenue to 34th street, herald square. then is transfers over onto the m line from 34th street harold square to queens plaza. a little bit of a change for you this morning. a live look in queens, construction blocking the southbound side of the van wyck at hillside avenue. and unfortunately these delays are now back to jewel avenue with standstill traffic through the area. construction on the southbound side of the fdr drive, lanes blocked from 106th street to 96th street and again from 79th street to 63rd street, but as you can see no real delays quite yet. west side highway is also moving well. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe, don't teps and drive. chris, over to you. here's a look at the stories making news today.
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teen who used an affluenza defense in a drunk driving case is said to be sent from california back to texas. tonya couch appeared in court yesterday. ethan is being held in mexico where he and his mother were captured last week. tonya is now facing a charge of hindering apprehension. the faa is investigating an accident in spokane international airport in washington state. the united airlines jet headed to denver slid off a taxiway yesterday. there were 175 people on board, no one was hurt. a judge has postponed today's schedule deposition of bill cosby's wife. camille cosby can now appeal the order requiring her to be deposed by seven women who accused her husband of sexual assault. they've sued him for defamation tore calling them liars. on money watch, futures are down sharply this morning after mixed results and little movement on wall street yesterday following big losses that started the week. tuesday saw the dow jones industrial average gain back just 9 points. nasdaq composite lost 11.
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get your thumbs ready. twitter may be expanding its 140-character limit. the technology news service reports the social media giant is working on a product that would allow users to share longer content. twitter's founder and ceo neither confirmed nor denied it. but in a tweet jack dorsey wrote some user behaviors indicate they may enjoy having more characters. automakers will report december sales figures later today. experts believe the numbers will shatter the previous annual record of 17.4 million vehicles sold in the year 2000. low gas prices, easy credit and strong job growth are some of the reasons for the boost in sales. happening today, governor cuomo will be at penn station reportedly to announce a major overhaul of the nation's busiest train station. in the meantime federal railroad officials are proposing massive improvements to amtack's congested northeast corridor. one idea, an all-new route through the heart of long island. cbs 2's carolyn gustaf has this exclusive story. >>reporter: by 2040 rail
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look a lot different. amtrak passenger trains could be barreling through. this study by the federal railroad administration says the nation's northeast corridor must improve. >> much of it is over 100 years old, so we're building infrastructure for our future. >>reporter: the options? maintain, grow or transform the route from washington to new england. and one option traverses the heart of long island, extending amtrak's high speed rail line from floral park east to 0 ronkonkoma, then north to port jefferson, continuing through a new long island sound rail tunnel. 75 trains per day, linking long island to boston. the 160 mile per hour trains would require new tracks and the report mentions a new network of tunnels and embankments, elevated tracks and trenches. one section right here along garden city's famed stewart avenue. time is running out for public
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>> what are you talking about? i never heard of this before. >> the public is really going to have a screaming fit. >> there's a lot of local governments that are going to be caught blindsided. >> of course it's feasible. they do this all over europe. the chinese are doing it all over china. >>reporter: long island's one and only public hearing is next week and federal planners say nothing yet is etched in stone. >> we want to hear what's most important. what are the deal breakers? what are the things that matter the most? >>reporter: a preferred option will be selected by springtime. in garden city, long island, carolyn gustaf, cbs 2 news. >> that would be very interesting, huh, a lot of money. it may clear up some of that congestion. >> that's for sure. 4:49. still to come, a young hoops player who doesn't know the meaning of the word quit. >> plus a look at two galaxies from far, far away. the amazing images from space. and we'll get you a check
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sight captured by the nasa space hubble telescope. these are two galaxies merging into one. scientists first thought it showed an abnormal galaxy, but further information shows it's two galaxies that collided and are now becoming a single structure. the new galaxy is located about 230 million lightyears from earth. >> a prenup just to make sure? >> those are mine, those are yours. >> it's like the force is awakening. it's crazy. you can actually see darth out there. >> i thought i saw darth, yeah. >> here's the deal, our favorite star, the sun, is obviously a player. i mine, yesterday we saw -- i mean, yesterday we saw beautiful, brilliant sun. today there'll be less wind, so lots of sun and a little bit of temperature relief. 40s are going to be the story for the rest of the week. today we're going to be close to 40 and then it's the mid- to upper 40s. it turns wet friday night into saturday morning, some light rain, and then sunday we'll see
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nice and quiet right now. elsewhere around the country, some rain for south florida and plenty of rain, i mean flooding rain for parts of california too. >> so not a great weekend to look forward to coming up. >> you know what? no. go to the movies. >> not a bad idea. thanks. let's get to the commute this morning. >>reporter: we have sop subway changes to are you. we have a rail condition, forest-bound r trains are now running on the d line, so dekalb avenue to 34th street, herald square, then transferring to the m line from 34th street herald square up to queens plaza. a little bit f a change if you take the r for your morning ride. let's take a live look outside in queens. construction blocks a lane on the southbound side of the van wyck at hillside avenue. unfortunately we have really slow, heavy traffic that stretches back to jewel avenue and not a great alternate through the area. so we'll continue to update you on this alert throughout the morning. alternate side is in effect citywide, and be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you.
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and we're back in a moment. a student athlete in new
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despite her implens physical challenges. >> thanks to a rare and successful surgery, she's using skill and determination to do things some never thought possible on and off the court. steve overmeyer has this inspiring story in ramsey. >> i feel like i have to impress everybody, and i feel like i have to work harder than everybody else 6789 >>reporter: hard work is nothing new to 11 needler marina, especially in her favorite place, the basketball court. why do you like doing this so much? >> it's, like, my passion, and just -- i have so much fun doing it. >>reporter: because she has cerebral palsy, marina's muscles sometimes tighten when they should relax. it's very painful, so pediatric neurosurgeon dr. richard anderson targeted certain nerves in the spinal cord and cut them. >> so the idea here is just to loosen up the muscles a little bit. >> that's right, by cutting
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roots, it restores more of a normal balance to the stimulation and hinttory pathways that happen around the spinal cord. >> i used to have pain almost like every other day. now i barely have any pain. >>reporter: she's a ferocious defender on the court and highly competitive. >> you have to be competitive, you have to be willing, you have to be, i guess, eager to do it because you can't sit around all day and do nothing, like -- oh, you also have to be motivated because if you're not motivated, then you really can't do anything. yeah. i really love being competitive. >>reporter: and you're a perfectionist it looks like too because you have not missed a shotd. an 11-year-old girl who is the embodiment of courage. in ramsey, new jersey, steve overmeyer, cbs 2 news. >> way to go, right? >> beautiful young lady. great athlete too. good for her. john, out there today? >> we can shoot sop hoops, a little bit better, 40 today. >> nice, okay.
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>>reporter: i always pegged him as a really good basketball player. >> yes. >>reporter: if you are traveling this morning, we do have some changes on the roads and rails. i'll have that for you coming up. >> plays defense, right? it is 4:58. still ahead, uproar and reaction to claims north korea tested a hydrogen bomb overnight. also this morning, where is she? late developments in the bronx as police search for a pregnant woman who's been missing since sunday. winter has finally arrived for area ski resorts. will they be able to make enough of the white stuff to get people back on the slopes? >> john is shaking his hid. hottest gadgets in tech trends on display. we've got a preview of the largest consumer electronics show, a lot of items for everybody out there.
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seconds. it is 5:00, and look at that, a balmy 26 degrees on this wednesday, january 6th. what a difference a day makes. still cool out there, but not nearly as brutal as yesterday. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. wel k078 to cbs 2 news this morning -- welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. still no sign of a pregnant woman from the bronx missing since sunday. >> she was last seen leaving her house, then she vanished. cbs 2's janelle burrell has more on this developing story. she's in baychester for us. janelle. >>reporter: chris, we can tell
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saw the medical examiner load a body into a van and remove it from this scene here. still we have not gotten any updates from police. we just got off the phone with them a few minutes ago. they say at this hour they're still considering this a missing person's case as the family waiting for news anxiously. detectives from the nypd crime scene overnight continuing their investigation inside andrea carruth's home after a search by k-9s for evidence. >> we miss her, we love her. we worry about her and the baby. >>reporter: friends an family of the 39-year-old five months pregnant mom-to-be growing more concerned by the hour. >> we really want to find out what happened or what has happened. >>reporter: police say carruth was last seen sunday in her home on coursea avenue shortly before she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch. she never showed up. investigators spent tuesday going door to door with her picture, also questioning her live-in boyfriend at the house where she runs a small day care
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>> she would not leave her students, so she's not willingly out there. >> to hear the news that she's missing is a loss. >>reporter: loved ones anxiously waiting for news, praying both carruth and her unborn baby are unharmed. >> not only find her, but find her alive and well. >> i'm hopeful. i'm very hopeful that she's going to come forth. >>reporter: again, moments ago police and the medical examiner brought out a body from the woman's home. at this point they're not telling us who that body was or the identity of the person. at this point they are beginning to clear this scene here. you can see the crime scene unit beginning to drive away. of course we will continue to follow this for you and bring you updates as we get them. reporting live this morning from the baychester section of the bronx, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. 5:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> good morning, chris. hi, everybody. it's cold out there but not as windy. so it feels a little bit better out the door. we're at 25.
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last hour. pretty typical, sliding our way into that sunrise hour, but calm winds make it feel like 25. high pressure in control again today in our area. driving up to boston, down to baltimore, d.c., philadelphia, you're in good shape. it's just going to be cold, but not as cold. you'll still have wind chills in the 20s for a good part of the day. but we're closer to 40 this afternoon, pretty close to where you should be this time of the year and lots of sun. so don't forget the sunglasses either. about 5:03. let's see what's going on road wise with alex. >>reporter: so, john, it's a pretty busy morning out there. this is a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras. this is in queens showing you residual delays of construction blocking a lane on the southbound side of the van wyck at hillside avenue. delays back to jewel avenue. lengthy. so give yourself plenty of time. the south tube of the queens midtown tunnel closed for repairs overnight. the north tube will take that traffic for you. currently delay free. now subway riders, there is a rail condition, forest hills- bound r trains are running on
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to 34th street, harold square. then they transfer over to the m line from 34th street herald square to queens plaza. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. now to breaking news overnight, a claim by north korea that for the first time it has detonated a powerful hydrogen bomb. >> the announcement was broadcast on north korea state television. if true, the new technology would greatly increase the threat the rogue nation poses to the region and the world. cbs 2's brian webb joins us live in the cbs 2 newsroom with late developments. brian. >>reporter: u.s. officials and nuclear experts have long been skeptical about north korea's claims about h-bombs. but if it's confirmed, one nuclear watchdog group said this is a wakeup call. a news anchor made the surprise announcement on north koreans state tv, calling the event a perfect success and citing pyongyang's legal right to defend itself against u.s. hoss tillity. if confirmed, the event further
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leader kim scwrong-un. neighboring countries and the u.s. has imposed sanctions against the nation for pursuing a nuclear program. >> the real danger for the united states is whether or not north korea has intentions to demonstrate their capabilities as far as the pacific and certainly to threaten the u.s. continent. >>reporter: an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the richter scale was detected near a known north koreans nuclear test site. in this country the national security council says it is monitoring and assessing the situation. here in new york the united nations security council will meet on this issue later this morning. japan has already deployed a reconnaissance aircraft to try to collect atmospheric samples and the u.s. has its own aircraft in the area if it decides to do the same. mary. >> brian webb. brian, thank you. new this morning, police are looking for this man in connection with an assault at a bronx bo dis ega. surveillance video caught the
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tremont avenue last month. police say the suspect bumped into a 61-year-old man and they argue the victim was thrown to the floor, punched and kicked. the attacker ran off. the victim refused medical attention. the violent arrest of james blake made headlines last year. now three british men have pleaded guilty in an identity takedown. blake was tackleed in september by an undercover officer searching for suspects using midtown hotel. the civilian complaint review board says excessive force was used in the arrest. the three british men, all in their 20s will serve six months in jail. strong reaction this morning for and against new gun control measures being implemented by president obama. the president grew emotional when talking about one of the shootings that led to the decision, the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad.
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the streets of chicago everyday. >> the executive action announced at the white house requires more gun sellers to get licenses and expands background checks. it calls for more mental health funding, more atf agents and more gun safety technology. >> if the president through these orders has overstepped his authority,ly take immediate action to restrain him. i'm not going to wait for a court order, i'm not going to wait for a lawsuit. our second amendment rights are too precious. >> the nra issued tweets during the president's speech, criticizing the plan. but republican presidential candidates called the president a dictator and a king who is trampling on the second amendment. happening today, there are reports that governor cuomo will make a major announcement affecting commuters. >> it could involve a project that dates back to when his father was governor. cbs 2's andrea grimes live at penn station with more. andrea. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, that announcement the governor is expected to make will take place here at penn station. it's unclear officially what the announcement will be, but the wall street journal is
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for a major overhaul here, and those plans are expected to be unveiled as early as this week. it's one of the busiest commuter hubs in the country, and most commuters will tell you also one of the dingiest, but that could finally change. the wall street journal says governor cuomo wants to jump start long-delayed plans to overhaul penn station. that would include moving amtrak's waiting area across the street to the farley post office, and according to the report, redevelopments the n.j. transit and long island railroad concourses. >> they have the worst commutes in the country on long island. average commuter spends nearly three work weeks sitting in traffic every year. the answer is improving your mass transportation system. >>reporter: yesterday the governor outlined a plan for another long-delayed project, a 9.8-mile third track expansion on the lirr from floral park to
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earlier plans displaced 200 homes. this time 20 homes within a mile of mineola would lose five feet of back yard land. homeowners would be compensated. 30 businesses would have the option of paid relocation. >> i think a third track would definitely help with the bottleneck. >> is it going to be a fair eminent domain? >>reporter: you sound skeptical. >> yeah, i am. >>reporter: as part of his transportation plans, the governor also wants to add customs to long island's macarthur airport to open it up to international travel, but as for penn station here, of course, we'll learn more later this afternoon. reporting live at penn station, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> all right, an dree, a thank you. 5:0 9. still to come here this morning, it's not just a city problem, how suburban companies are responding to the governor's new executive order to get homeless people off street when is it's freezing. also this morning, a brutal attack caught on camera. the new clues police hope will get these purse snatchers off streets. it's a law that keeps
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on the tarmac for hours, but it's having a surprising effect on travel times.
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t os at 5:12, let's get right back over to john and talk about this weather. at least a little bit of change. >> yeah, i mean it felt better this morning, didn't it? it wasn't that biting, depressing wind. it was more of -- kind of an invigorating wind. let's get you blowing on your way.
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blowin' in the wind. clear and 25 with those calm winds, so it feels like 25. relative humidity is at 50%. we can find some cool numbers. i tell you what, you go up to liberty, wow! 7. that's an air temperature reading, not a wind chill. 17 in bedford and woodmere. jersey shore at 12. let's do the wind chills. yeah. wind chill right now in speonk is just 3. so it's better than it was yesterday, we had so many wind chills subzero. we only have a few subzero wind chills right now. and then this afternoon, normal is 38. we're going to shoot for 39. no where near the record of 72. do you remember that? it wasn't that long ago. we'll see ample sun all day today. scanning the skies, high pressure is in control from not coast to coast, but from the northeast in through the lakes and down into the mid-atlantic. there's wet weather for south florida. and then out west some heavy rain into northern california into the four corners as well. this area of high pressure sliding our way, so there's not
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then the winds will shift, so the numbers continue to climb tomorrow. you're in the mid-40s. and it'll feel like the mid- 40s. thursday nice. now, friday, here's bhaps. you got clouds -- here's what happens. you got clouds filling in during the day. work and school, you're fine coming and going. friday night is where there's a chance for some showers. then we see that continue. so the weekend right now shakes out this way, shower chance best bet saturday morning, and then mild, 48. models still a little disagreement on sunday. some have that heavier rain in the morning, others keep the rain around all day long, but 52 for a very mild high. 39, that's about 10 degrees warmer than it was yesterday, and that's really just in number only because it'll feel warmer still with the absence of the wind. 29 overnight tonight, winds start to shift, and then you find yourself comfortably in the mid-40s for your thursday, light winds, pretty nice skies. and then friday, remember, if you're taking off friday night, that's when you could see a shower.
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showers saturday morning, a bit of a break saturday afternoon. and then sunday more of a soaker. but very mild, 52. gets the thumbs up. and then you're going to see the numbers tumble into the middle part of next week. hey, maybe you're tumbling out of bed right now and you're thinking what's alex know that i don't? >>reporter: oh, man, i know a lot. let's help you out here because that means it's information you need to know. in queens we have construction blocking a lane on the southbound side of the van wyck at hillside avenue. if this is a portion of your ride, you'll want to take a quick peek at this. delays now back to the l.i.e. pretty lengthy, give yourself plenty of time. construction clearing at the inbound queens midtown tunnel, you are delay free, so that's some better news. but some subway issues may affect your ride due to a rail condition. forest hills-bound r trains are running on the d line from dekalb avenue to 34th street, herald square. then they switch over to the m line from 34th street, herald square to queens plaza. alternate side is in effect city wide and do remember to be safe, don't text and drive. and now to another commuter story. a new study find that is a rule meant to protect airline
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much time on the tarmac is actually increasing their travel time. the transportation department rules requires that passengers be allowed to deplane within three hours of boarding or landing for domestic flights or the airline will be fined. well, it turns out airlines would rather cancel the flights than incur the fees, making travel more difficult. researchers at dartmouth college and the massachusetts institute of technology propose increasing that delay window by half an hour. mary. >> alex, thank you. a brooklyn woman gets robbed and assaulted on her way home from the grocery store, all caught on camera. in this surveillance video, you can see two men run behind the woman and attack her as she carried her groceries home on bleaker street in bushwick late last month. the video later shows the men throwing the 45-year-old woman to the ground. police say they stole her bag with $600 inside. neighbors say the robbery is just another reason to be cautious in the area. >> a couple of weeks ago there was a shooting right here on nickelback avenue. so, you know, you just gotta be careful. don't walk at night.
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somebody else. >> a neighbor who saw the woman right after the attack says she was advisably shaken, but un -- visibly shaken but unharmed. officials in new york city say they brought 97 people to safe havens during monday night's bitter blast. >> what's being done to help the homeless in westchester when it gets dangerously cold. >>reporter: huddled at cafeteria tables at a white plains homeless shelter, they are grateful to be in out of the cold. this is one of 10 facilities for the homeless, offering services in westchester county. beds wait for another night of frigid temperatures when the regulars, the walk-ins and the referrals come in to survive. >> very busy night. 19 drop-ins and 31 regular reeferls. >>reporter: the county says there are 329 people in the family shelters countywide, 200 regular singles, another 160 drop-ins, something under 700 suburban neighbors needing a warm place to sleep. getting them here isn't always easy. >> there always are some people
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themselves, but the police do a pretty good job in seeking them out. >>reporter: now comes governor cuomo's executive order to bring in the homeless with or without their consent, an abrupt pronouncement that many feel raises more questions than answers. >> if he wants to do this, then maybe he should have the state police do it and not put our own villages, cities, towns and counties in jeopardy if something goes wrong here 6789 >>reporter: it's feared compulsory roundups of the homeless could spark lawsuits. even those receiving the help say it shouldn't be compulsory. >> i don't see how you could be forced to do anything, but i mean, it should be a person's free will, though. >>reporter: there are cases when a homeless person can be compelled to leave the street if they are judged to be a danger to themselves, but those cases are not the norm. the general consensus? the governor's executive order will have no effect. we're in bhains, lou young, cbs 2 news. the time now 5:18. still to come here this morning, jane lynch previews tonight's people's choice awards.
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so actress jane lynch has a busy week ahead. her new comedy series "angel from hell" airs thursday. but tonight she's hosting the 2016 people's choice award. she says the previous gig hosting the 2011 emmy awards. >> i learned at the end of that my job is relatively simple.
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of fun in the beginning and then create a really fun space for everybody else. i can do that. that's easy, as i fall on my face in a couple of nights. so once i realize that that's what it was about, so i'm really glad i have that hosting experience under my belt. [ applause ] >> lynch appeared on "the talk." the people's choice awards and "angel from hell" can be seen right here on cbs 2. >> jane lynch one of the funny ones out there, that's for sure. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, you're funny. >> funny and talented. she's also extremely tall. that will be fun. we would look great together. here's the deal. we still have some single-digit readings. wind not as much of a menace, so it feels around 7 in monticello and sparta. this afternoon a milder touch with less wind, ample sun and numbers pretty close to where they should be. the normal high is 38. we're going for 39 today. now, that's over a 10-degree bump from yesterday. thursday into friday staying dry because big ridge of high
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end of the week. chance of rain is back, though, for friday night. hey, you know who's back right now, alex denis? >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everybody. a couple of alerts to pass along to you, beginning with an accident on the major deegan, southbound ramp to exit 3 which is 138th street. it has that off ramp closed in the area, so a little bit of a change for your commute. also in queens construction blocking a southbound lane on the van wyck at hillside avenue, really causing a headache if you're traveling through this area, delays are back to jewel avenue, just a tad bit farther as well, stretching back almost to the l.i.e. so plan for that. mass transit, currently everything is on or close to schedule for you. all the delays that we told you about on the r swib line, well, they -- subway line, they have cleared out. alternate sides in effect city wide. the knicks and rangers keep rolling in the new year and tom coughlin says good-bye to the giants. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the nets host the raptors. the knicks will be in miami and
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tom koflin said good-bye yesterday. an emotional press conference for the two-time super bowl- winning head coach. he says he still wants to coach. >> my wife will not want me to be home longer than probably 48 hours. don't you have some place to go? >> jerry reese remains as general manager with the giants. >> knicks trying to hold on against the hawks. late. the old-school give and go to knicks win 107-101. dallas in town to take on the rangers. derek brasadder with his 14th of the year. rangers up 3-1. how about another derek? steffen with the second of the night on the breakaway in the 3rd. the rangers 6-2. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2, wfan sports update. this time if you're in the poconos, there's no business like snow business. let's just say the audience never warmed up to the slow start to the ski season. >> a live look now at the poconos, and you can see some of the slopes are finally full of snow.
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cbs 2's elise finch with more on the late start to the ski season. >>reporter: ski lifts are finally moving at camelback mountain as crews test and deice them. it's a small sign of progress, but skiers know it means they'll soon be able to hit the slopes. >> i'm ecstatic that the resorts are going to open soon. >>reporter: typically camelback mountain opens to skiers the second week of december. the last two years it's opened the day after thanksgiving. but record warmth at the end of 2015 has meant no snow and no ability to make snow. so this bitter blast is a welcome gift in the poconos. it means the snow guns are finally cranking and blanketing these trails. >> the snow that's man made isn't a chemical. it's not some mystery concoction. it's water and air. it's the same thing that mother nature produces. we just give it a little bit of a boost. >>reporter: there are nearly 200 snow making machines operating around the clock to get camelback mountain ready for its delayed opening weekend. >> we've really been able to pile up the snow. and the strategy is to make it
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come in with snow cats which basically groom the snow out, so spread it out evenly. >>reporter: justin heller is a lift operations attendant and avid skier. he says he's never been happier to do his job. >> just having to look at dead grass and dead trees, no snow in the area, it's kind of been a bummer, but finally seeing snow being made and opening up on thursday, it will be a blast. >>reporter: camelback officials say they require a 12- to 24-inch base of snow before they open a trail, so only 13 of the 34 trails will open to skiers on thursday morning. but we haven't heard any complaints, just excitement. in the poconos, elise finch, cbs 2 news. >> starting to look pretty good. >> let's hope that rain kind of -- >> oh, that's true. >> stays away from those mountains. >> at least it was getting close to the snow maker. >> makes you want to get on the slopes and ski a little bit. reaction to north korea's claim of testing a hydrogen bomb overnight. and breaking news in the bronx as well. >>reporter: a body taken from
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t t t pt.gefi. it is 5:30, 25 degrees on this wednesday, january 6th, after a bone-chilling day, it looks like we're going to get some relief from the bitterly cold temperatures. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. we'll have weather and traffic on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, breaking news in the bronx. new developments in the last few minutes in the case of a pregnant woman missing since sunday. >> cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from baychester. janelle, what's the update? >>reporter: well, chris, we just got word from police that about 3:00 this morning during their investigation officers here on the scene found a woman's body unconscious, unresponsive. they say which the time that -- by the time the ems arrived here she was deceased. so just a few minutes ago we saw the medical examiner remove that body from the scene here. they still have not identified that person, but the pregnant
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still waiting for answers. this morning the medical examiner's office removing a body from anndrea caruth's home after a thorough search for evidence by the crime scene unit yoefort >> we miss her, we love her. we worry about her and the baby. >>reporter: friends and family of the 39-year-old, five-months- pregnant, mom-to-be growing more concerned by the hour. >> we really want to find out what happened or what has happened. >>reporter: police say caruth home on coursea avenue shortly before she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch. she never showed up. investigators say spent tuesday going door to door with her picture, also questioning her live-in boyfriend at the house where she runs a small day care and preschool. >> she would not leave her students, so she's not willingly out there. >> just to hear the news that she's missing is a loss. >>reporter: loved ones anxiously waiting for news, praying both caruth and her
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>> not only find her, but find her alive and well. >> i'm hopeful, i'm very hopeful that she's going to come forth. >>reporter: now back live, you can see police standing guard, keeping patrol outside of caruth's home here on corsa avenue. again, not too long ago a female body was brought out of her home. police at this hour still, though, not confirming whether or not it was caruth. they do tell us at this time they do have a person who they are questioning in connection with this case. reporting live this morning from the baychester section of the bronx, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. 5:33. time for weather and traffic on the 2s. let's bring john back in to talk about 25 degrees. better than the 11 we had yesterday. >> absence of the wind too. we had these winds well below zero for many yesterday morning. at this time winds not as much of a factor with light winds and that's going to be the case. then we change the winds and we see warmer temperatures later
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in the city right now 25, feels like 25 with calm winds. it's dry out there. it'll abbright day too with ample sun. show you that right now. high pressure still in control. we'll see sun today and tomorrow. tomorrow, though, likely the best of the week with slightly warmer temperatures and even less wind. actually a warmer wind will start to blow. today at lunchtime 34 in the city, still feels like 29, subfreezing. but we're flirting with 40 today, lots of sun. and then after work and school no big dramatic dropoffs. should be relatively pleasant, and it is january, it is supposed to feel like this. >> yes, good point. thank you for that reminder. thank you, johnny. how about the commute this morning? >>reporter: for all those naysayers out there this morning. let's help you out in the bronx, an accident blocking the off ramp from the southbound side to the major deegan to 138th street. so you'll want to plan for that. a little bit better news in queens. let's take a live look outside. there's been some construction out there. it is starting to wrap on the southbound side of the van wyck, hillside avenue. still delays that stretch back almost to the l.i.e., starting to move.
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smoother ride. on the hudson river crossings, you do have a smooth ride. george washington bridge no issues to report. inbound lower level, ez pass only until 6:00. lincoln and hundreds are delay alternate sides are in effect city wide. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> mary, thank you. now to breaking news this morning, the u.s. security meeting here in new york to deal with a claim by north bomb. >> the announcement was made on north korea state tv. she called the event a perfect success and cited north korea to defend itself against the u.s. sanctions have been imposed for pursuing a nuclear program. >> the real danger for the united states is whether or not north korea has intentions to demonstrate their capabilities as far as the pacific and certainly to threaten the u.s. continent. >> an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the richter scale was detected near a known north
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some experts are skeptical that the explosion was a hydrogen bomb. happening today reports that governor cuomo will make a major announcement on a long- awaited project. >> it could affect a lot of commuters from long island and new jersey. cbs 2's andrea grimes is at penn station with more on this. an dree, a good morning. >>reporter: -- an disree a, good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you chris and mary. the wall street journal this morning is reporting governor cuomo is set to unveil plans for a major renovation here at penn station. coincidentally he is scheduled to make an announcement here later this afternoon. it's one of the busiest commuter hubs in the country, and most commuters will tell you also one of the dingiest, but that could finally change. the wall street journal says governor cuomo wants to jump start long-delayed plans to overhaul penn station. that would include moving amtrak's waiting area across the street to the farley post office, and according to the report redeveloping the n.j.
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>> they have the worst commutes in the country on long island. average commuter spends nearly three work weeks sitting in traffic every year. >> the answer is improving your mass transportation system. >>reporter: yesterday the governor outlined a plan for another long-delayed project, a 9.8-mile third track expansion on the lirr from floral park to hicksville. earlier plans displaced 200 homes. this time 20 homes within a mile of mineola would lose five feet of back yard land. homeowners would be compensated. 30 businesses would have the option of paid relocation. >> i think a third track would definitely help with the bottleneck. >> is it going to be a fair eminent domain? >>reporter: you sound skeptical. >> yeah, i am. >>reporter: well, governor cuomo has other transportation plans, including wanting to add customs to long island macarthur airport to open it up to international travel.
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station, we, of course, will learn more later today. reporting live at penn station this morning, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. new developments in the case of a murdered west county socialite in november. 83-year-old lois collie was found beaten to death at her estate in north salem at her estate called wind swept farm. now a twist in the case. police say the investigation has letted to the arrest of two men who worked there. they're accused of stealing $thrirtsz worth of hay and selling it. police say there's no link, though, between the arrest and collie's murder. ceremonies are being held in paris, marking the one-year anniversary of the attacks on satirical newspaper charlie hebdo and a kosher deli. president hollande and the mayor unveiled three plaques honoring the 17 people who lost their live when is an islamic extremist opened fire. the plaque is hanging at charlie hebdo and a police officer that lost his life trying to stop a gunman and the third is at a deli where different gunmen killed four people. chris wragge wants to keep
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in new jersey, but yesterday the democratic lawmaker introduced to a family that has just arrived from the war-torn country. christine sloan has their story. >>reporter: in the office of a u.s. congressman, this family and their daughter and four children feeling safe in america after fleeing the civil war in syria, living in new jersey thanks to the refugee group world service, its director translating for the father who once served in the syrian military. >> it's a decision that i was forced to make. i had no choice. diit for my children and for my family. >>reporter: the family fleeing syria in the middle of the night four years ago when ola was pregnant with her little girl, the couple saying they witnessed murders and destruction and endured constant house searches before making it to a refugee camp in jordan. they're grateful to be in the u.s. how about her, does she feel comfortable? >> yes.
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>>reporter: democratic u.s. cram bill pascorrectly, jr says the vetting process for syrian refugees is tough, but governor chris christie says he doesn't trust the screening process will keep terrorists out. >> people who are fleeing from their country, they're not looking to make problems in another country, they're fleeing for a purpose because they thementsz were being terrorized. >>reporter: for now they say they want to live a dignified life in their new country, the refugee group helping the father find a job and providing the family with a furnished apartment. in paterson, new jersey, christine sloan, cbs 2 news. >> congressman pascell, jr. helps funding groups like world service so they can resettle refugees in the u.s. now 5:39. coming up airline prices are on the rise. how much extra you could soon be paying. plus it's the device that's dividing households, hoaferboards. now word of another one bursting into flames as a staten island family shares their horror story. imagine getting a $2,000 cell phone bill. how a hidden feature on the new iphone ended up costing one
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indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. it is 5:42. here's john. >> put that right there. it'll be right there if you need it. i'm going to tweet in just a second. very exciting. what are we talking about? 21 for the south shore. gene has got 11. it's national technology day. we have some cooler readings. look at this, 8, brrr, says ken out in colombia. and 8 here, barry has a high barometer, though, means nice high pressure and dry conditions. adam has 8 in middletown, but he's already started count. only 73 days and 18 hours until spring. not that anybody's counting. and i like what tony, good old tony has to say. he has 7. and today is the
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one, national takedown the christmas tree day. also a great icicle shot from both tony and charlie. look at that. i mean, spectacular. cold north and west. great to see reporting from the poconos, cold enough to make snow. my concern is this weekend the rain here and around the city may keep people away from the slopes, unfortunately because it has been such a slow start for our friends in the ski business. clear and 25, winds are calm, relative humidity is 50%, perfect weather to make snow right now. we warm up, though, later today. 70 in liberty, and we have 3 in speonk, 12 for the jersey shore, 17 for coastal connecticut. it is cold in westchester and fairfield, all the way through fairfield county. scanning the skies, relatively quiet. futurecast, we've got a nice day today and tomorrow. tomorrow i think in many respects the pick of the week and we'll see nice temperatures and a little warmer.
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and fill in during the day, but we stay dry. it's later friday night where we see a chance of rain. now, we're dry today, at least 10 degrees warmer and with less wind and shifting winds it'll feel better with a high right around 39. we dial it back to 29, but with calm winds tonight it feels like 29. and then here's your pick of the week. tomorrow 45, light winds, a little warmer, still some nice skies. friday your skies will fill in with clouds. it's friday night where we see showers into part of your saturday. then a break saturday afternoon. notice the trend, we continue to warm. peak heat on sunday. sunday is wet, and then we see koarltd air, i mean -- colder air, appreciatably colder middle part of next week. there was a hint of snow next week. now most of models pushing that out to sea. that will be the middle part of next week. we'll be watching it. i tell you who's watching the rails and roads, anyway to get from here to there, here's alex. >>reporter: thanks, john.
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in the bronx there's an accident on the major deegan to 138th street. now also a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane. this is on the northbound side at yankee stadium. delays there are back to 149th street. in queens we've been following this construction on the southbound side of the van wyck. it is starting to wrap up at hillside avenue, but still seeing those residual delays that stretch back almost to the l.i.e. still easing through the area, hopefully by the next time we chat, i said this last time, i hope it's even better in the next 10 minutes. mass transit, everything on or close to schedule. path trains, new jersey transit and lirr. and alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't tengs and drive. chris and mary, back to you vment >> alex, thank you. in money watch this morning, the breaking news in korea overnight having a direct impact on asian stocks >> krshes 2's jill wagner -- cbs 2's jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange this morning. >>reporter: chris and mary, that's right, north korea claimed it tested a hydrogen
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markets today sparking an end- of-day selloff in japan. on wall street we'll see what day three of the trading year brings. yesterday the markets were flat after monday's selloff. the dow finished nine points higher, the nasdaq dropped 11. investors will be watching as payroll processor adp llses numbers on private secretary -- releases numbers on private secretarior job growth for december. that will happen before the opening bill. airlines are raking in record profits because of low fuel costs, but that isn't translating into cheaper tickets. just the opposite. most major airlines kicked off the new year by raising prices on round-trip tickets by $6. delta was first, southwest, american, united, jetblue and virgin america quickly matched that increase. and "the force awakens" is breaking records at the box office and soon you'll be able to watch it at home. cable network stars has acquired the tv rights to the film part of a manufacture bigger deal between stars and disney. no word on what stars is paying. i'm guess ago lot. chris and mary
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thrnchts has been another case of a hoverboard catching fire, this time on staten island. >> it's happened several times before, and cbs 2's dave carlin reports some people are now returning hoverboards to the stores where they bought them. >>reporter: take them back, that's the feeling of some who snatched up wildly popular hoverboard devices for the holidays, but now have buyer's remorse after seeing new videos of serious spills and flaming batteries. >> i think that everyone who has one should return it. >>reporter: ioa on staten island says this is what happened to a hoverboard she gave as a gift. >> i bought it for my grandson for christmas and that's what happened. the whole room went on fire. >>reporter: she said sunday night it ignited inside her grandson's bedroom while he was trying it out, causing this damage. she says she bought a swagway full price at $400 and made it a point not to buy a cheaper, presumably inferior knockoff. we reached out to the company and we have not heard back. concerns about safety and confusion over recalls has some people wondering to buy or not
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a battle that can pit parents against kids and even spouse against spouse. >> christmastime everybody gives in. >> people want to give their kids fun things, of course, but if there's any danger aspect in it, i'm sure you'll you'll real estate want to question it. >>reporter: in the coming months, new york state legislature will debate legalizing the now-banned hoverboards. the logic of doing it was outlined a week ago in a news conference. jose perralitya says people will ride them anyway but under strict regulations. he told us, the hoverboards are a perfect example of why regulations are needed, including fines against the manufacturers and retailers who distribute devices of poor quality. >> yes, i would buy one for my skids. >>reporter: what about you? >> i would too. >>reporter: as both the debate and some devices heat up, more consumers may decide to ditch this ride. in annandale on staten island, dave carlin, cbs 2 news. >> the consumer product safety
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reports of hoverboard fires. users are warned never charge hoverboards while they are not around or while they're sleeping. >> very popular gift this holiday season. >> it really was. >> there definitely is a problem with some of these things. coming up, after 13 seasons, a main cast member saying good-bye to a hit cbs series, "ncis." forget your headphones, how you can soon listen to your smart phone using your finger.
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25 degrees to start us out on this wednesday morning. it is 5:52. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. the fdny is remembering a special comrade. 20, the dalmatian died yesterday after 15 years of service at letter 20 near soho. the dog was given to the fire house to console crews in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks. ladder 20 lost seven of its members when the north tower collapsed. time now 5:52. time for weather and traffic on the 2s. john. >> well, we do have cool temperatures out the door, but there's not as much wind, so it feels like 7 in susex as opposed to 7 below. it's 19 in rye right now, 8 in danbury. still some single-digit readings. 12 for the jersey shore. bigger view for you, cold upstate, not as cold, philly yesterday morning 4 below zero for a wind chill. right now the wind chill is the temperature much at 21, 22 in d.c., cool through the ohio valley. it's a milder touch, though, today. upper 30s, some folks will hit 40 or 41 with less wind.
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that trend continues thursday into friday. remember, friday night into saturday morning chance for some showers and then sunday it's milder still, but that's when we see a better chance for some heavier rain. hey, there's a chance you can still be on time if you listen to alex. >>reporter: thanks, john. you may need to leave a little earlier than normal in some areas. take ago live look at one of our hundreds of cameras this. is in the bronx. there is an accident blocking two eastbound lanes on the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge. delays stretch onto the upper level of the george washington bridge. also in the bronx there's an accident blocking the off ramp from the southbound side of the major deegan to 138th street. and now there is a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane on the northbound side. this is at yankee stadium, delays there are back to 149th street. alternate side is in effect city wide and do remember to be safe, don't text and drive. chris and marry, back to you. >> alex, thank you. a new feature on apple iphones can end up costing you some big bucks. >> and the san francisco teenager found out the hard way. ashton feingold says he didn't worry about the message he
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his data limit until he got his bill. his usual monthly charge of $250 was now $2,000. >> i thought my dad was going to kill me. >> that is a pretty -- that is pretty high, but i can see it happening >> so a new feature on iphone called wi-fi assist automatically switches to cellular data when wi-fi signals are weak which means you start racking up those charges. to turn off wi-fi you can go to the settings, then cellular and down at the bottom switch off wi-fi assist. happening today, world's biggest display of new technology opens up in las vegas. >> so from wearable gadgets to virtual reality, alex is back with a sneak peek of the consumer electronics show. >>reporter: chris and mary, virtual reality is expected to make up a huge part of this year's consumer electronics show. in fact, organizers believe sales of vr headsets will increase by 500% this year.
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but it's more than a million units, excuse me, but it's not all you'll see this year. take a look at some of the other gadgets you can expect. some of the largest names in the tech world will showcase their shiny new gadgets at the consumer electronics show. drones dominated last year's event, as did cool cars. this year expect more drool- worthy inventions and mind- blowing tech. the tech watcher is adding gadget predict new tv technology will be unveiled. big names like l.g., sony and sharp are forecast to tout new ways to make your tv watching better. but at least one company is jumping the gun and giving us a look at what it will show off, samsung has three projects from its super secret creative lab that may some day change your life. the first is the welt. it's the next generation of wearable technology. it looks like a typical belt, but hidden inside there is so- called smart sensor technology that can track your health, like recording waist size, eating habits, steps and even
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this is a rink, heas a hand motion controller for those that like to play in virtual reality. the last project is a little harder to see. it's a watch strap called tip talk and it lets you hear your smart phone without headphones. all you have to do is touch your ear and viola, calls, video and anything else you play can be heard in your ear without pesky headphone cords. don't expect to see these on store shelves anytime soon. samsung says the project rs still in development phases but we'll be able to see these prototypes and other eye- popping technology at the c.e.s. it's going to be harder to telluride if someone is speaking to you -- tell if someone is speaking to you. you can expect a lot of automotive technology designed to connect with the user's smart phone. >> a quick note to the person or persons developing that belt that will let you know if your waistline expands, end that project right now. i would take that belt off. if my belt did that now, forget
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with each other. >> wow! >> holy cow. >> i got one of the new fitbit things. now they're coming out with one in march with the color graphics. >> i always think it's smart gloves maybe for today. >> not a wad yad. >> the smart -- not a bad idea. >> it's cold. >>reporter: if you are traveling this morning, you have delays. we'll have that coming up. >> thanks, guys. that's what those numbers mean. still ahead, breaking news from north korea this morning, the nation claims to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test and it's prompting an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council. plus a cop caught on camera with flowers in hand. he may look innocent, but he's actually accused of breaking the rules. with students piling up for many college graduates, find out how new york state is offering some relief.
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t os it is 6:00 on this wednesday, january 6th. what a difference a day can make, today's weather. it's only 25 degrees out there, but it's going to seem a let more comfortable after yesterday's bitter temperatures and that wind chill. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. beautiful chopper 2 shots right through there, lady liberty illuminated at the bottom of
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a perfect, crisp clear, morning. i'll chris wragge. alex and john is standing by with weather and traffic on the 2s. the real danger for the united states is whether or not north korea has intentions to demonstrate their capabilities as far as the pacific. >> on alert this morning, north korea claiming it has tested a powerful hydrogen bomb. south korea is now bolstering its defenses and the u.n. security council has called an emergency meeting. >> we really want to find out what happened or what has happened. >> breaking news in the bronx, police say the body of an unidentified woman was pulled from the home of a missing pregnant woman early this morning. anndrea caruth was last seen sunday leaving her home on coursea in baychester. new details of this investigation have been unfolding all morning and we will get you a live update coming up in just a moment. a 61-year-old man thrown to the floor in a bodega. it's all caught on camera. the victim is punched and kicked but later refuses medical attention. now the search is on for his attacker. coming up what sparked the
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they have the worst commutes in the country on long island. average commuter spends nearly three work weeks sitting in traffic every year. >> just a day after governor cuomo announced major changes to the transportation landscape on long island, today he's expected to make another major change to penn station. he's reported to announce a major renovation, but what does it mean for commuters? we will explain in a live report coming up. twitter changing the way you could soon be sending out your tweets. 140 characters could soon be a thing of the past. coming up how you could soon get more from these social media websites. and, remember this in sync classic music video? this blast from the past has inspired a new music video. wait until you see how fallout
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traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> it looks like alex denis right there. adorable. i love those chopper shots. visibility again great today, counties are -- dewpoints are low, high pressure in control, we'll see lots of sun again today. it's cold, 26. feels like 26, though, with those calm winds. yesterday wind chills below zero for many. today that's not the case. some single-digit wind chills, but that even is the exception. high pressure in control as it slides to the east. our winds will shift, slightly warmer today, going to shoot for 40, likely 39 in the city, parts of the island could see 40 or 41, but it'll feel like the mid-30s today. so overall there is an improvement, and that trend continues into your day tomorrow. but it's your day today, so let's see what's on the roadway waiting for you. >>reporter: john, thanks. good morning, everyone. taking a look at our live drive map. never a good sign when we have several alerts. we do have an accident blocking the off ramp from the southbound side of the major deegan to 138th street. also a disabled vehicle
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travel northbound near yankee stadium, delays are back now to 149th street. so both issues causing some issues. a little farther north, an accident blocks two eastbound lanes on the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge. we are seeing some delays that stretch all the way back to the george washington bridge. let's move there. about a 10-wait now being -- 10- minute wait at the tolls. lincoln and hundreds are also moving well for -- hundreds are also moving well -- holland tunnels are both moving well for you. back to you. a disturbing claim overnight by north korea. the rogue nation says it successfully detonated a powerful hydrogen bomb. >> if true, it would present a major escalation in the country's destructive power. cbs' brian webb reports. >>reporter: a representative from the white house says the u.s. cannot confirm a north koreans hydrogen bomb test, but is calling on country's leaders to abide by international obligations and commitments. the surprise north koreans
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the event a perfect success, citing pyongyang's legal right to defend itself against u.s. aggression. >> the real danger for the united states is whether or not north korea has intentions to demonstrate their capabilities as far as the pacific and certainly to threaten the u.s. continent. >>reporter: news of the event came after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake was detected near a known north koreans nuclear test site. south korea quickly condemned the debtonnation and called an emergency national security council meeting. the country's president told reporters the test is a threat on our people's survival and future, and a direct challenge against global peace and safety. if confirmed, this would be north korea's fourth nuclear test, the first was carried out in 2006. brian webb for cbs news. now to breaking news in the bronx, new developments in the case of a pregnant woman who vanished on sunday.
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in baychester this morning with more. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, police say during their search of andrea caruth's home around 3:00 this morning, they say they found a woman's body inside of the basement of her home here on corsa avenue. at this point they're not confirming whether it is in fact caruth, but it appears her family will soon get some answers about her disappearance. this morning the medical examiner's office removing a body from andrea caruth's home after a thorough search for unit overnight. >> we miss her, we love her. baby. >>reporter: friends and family of the 39-year-old, five-months- more concerned by the hour. >> we really want to find out happened. >>reporter: police say caruth was last seen sunday in her home on corsa avenue shortly before she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch. she never showed up. investigators spent tuesday
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picture, also questioning her live-in boyfriend at the house where she runs a small day care and preschool. >> she would not leave her students, so she's not willingly out there. >> just to hear the news that she's missing is a loss. >>reporter: loved ones anxiously waiting for news, praying both caruth and her unborn baby are unharmed. >> not only find her, but find her alive and well. >> i'm hopeful. i'm very hopeful that she's going to come forth. >>reporter: well, police at this hour say that they are questioning someone who lived inside of the home with caruth. at this hour that person considered a person of interest. reporting live this morning from the baychester section of the bronx, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> all right, janelle, thank you. happening today, there are report that is governor cuomo will make a major announcement affects commuters. >> it could involve a project that dates back to when his father was governor. cbs 2's andrea grimes is at penn station with more for us. andrea, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. commuters will tell you that
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need of a renovation. that's exactly what the wall street journal says the governor plans to do. he's expected to make an announcement here later today. it's one of the busiest commuter hubs in the country and most commuters will tell you also one of the dingiest. but that could finally change. >> it's time. >>reporter: it's time to upgrade it. what would you like to see? >> oh, man, more escalators. >>reporter: the wall street journal says governor cuomo wants to jump start long- delayed plans to overhaul penn station. that would include moving amtrak's waiting area across the street to the farley post office, and according to the report redeveloping the n.j. transit and long island railroad concourses. >> they have the worst commutes in the country on long island. average commuter spends nearly three work weeks sitting in traffic every year. the answer is improving your mass transportation system.
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governor outlined a plan for another long-delayed project, a 9.8-mile third track expansion on the lirr from floral park to hicksville. earlier plans displaced 200 this time 20 homes within a mile of mineola would lose five feet of back yard land. compensated. 30 businesses would have the option of paid relocation. eminent domain? >>reporter: you sound skeptical. >> yeah, i am. >>reporter: as for penn station we'll learn more from the governor at his announcement which is set for later this afternoon. reporting live this morning from penn station, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> all right, andrea, thanks so much. time now 6:09. coming up president obama gets emotional while laying out his plan to curb gun violence. it fell on deaf ears for some. plus what seems like a sweet gesture from a boyfriend is causing drama at this new jersey police department.
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after he was caught on camera. still pretty cold out there, john. >> it is, but it's not as windy and it is january. so, you know, we got to count our blessings. it'll feel better -- it feels better out the door, not that biting wind, but you still have cool temperatures. look at these readings coming in from the jersey shore, john and francis, 11 and 14. very chilly there. 13 there, 8 out to the west, 5 degrees here.
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anniversary we're noting today, 1939 superman debuted and bob hoping he had his thermal cape. i don't think the cold really bothered -- i don't think it bothered superman that much and i think this is daniel, and i like this comment, looking at this, we have the three cs. we always talk about the three hs. it's the three cs, cold, clear and calm, so the absence of the wind makes it feel good. another gorgeous ice sceulture. i like -- sculpture. i like that. good old charlie with that beautiful camera. appreciate that. hey, do remember, i mean, it's cold enough, there is a little ice out there. any moisture that finds its way on the sidewalk or your driveway, it would be in ice form. not widespread, just want to make sure you don't slip and fall. clear and 26, winds out of the west now at 3. still a very light wind. numbers around the area, 7 in sparta. boy, that guy from sparta is getting more and more popular. 17 in greenwich, 3 in the hamptons. so, yeah, it's a little cooler around the hamptons, on
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and with less wind. bright skies. we've got high pressure in control. a bigger view for you expanding the radar and satellite. i gotta question about the pineapple express. there is some moisture that's going to slide to the south. it will meet with some moisture and then bring in a chance of rain by friday night. so it's friday night into early saturday morning where we have that shower chance, and then i think saturday afternoon relatively quiet and mild. it's saturday night then into sunday morning where we see a better chance, more coverage of the rain and it looks like it's heavier rain, lingers a little while longer into your day on sunday. so, remember, sunday the warmest and likely wettest day of the next seven. 39 today with less wind. feels better. 29 tonight, wind starts to shift, so we continue to warm into your thursday. i think the nicest day of the week at 45, then friday increasing clouds, still in the 40s. it's friday night into saturday chance of rain, continuing to
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drop from sunday into tuesday. some folks will see a 20-degree drop from the first to the middle part of next week. hey, speeds are dropping in parts of the area. what's going on now, alex? >>reporter: so, john, a pretty busy morning if you are traveling through the bronx. expect some major delays due to an accident. jim smith is in chopper 2 with the latest from above the scene. hi, jim. >>reporter: good morning, alex. that's right. this happened on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway on the alexander hamilton bridge. there you can see two lanes blocked off with a car as well as a police car. there is also a tractor-trailer a bit farther down the road that is blocking the shoulder. as you can imagine, this does cause problems on the eastbound side of the cross bronx. delays now back onto the george washington bridge. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >>reporter: jim, are you able to show us the george washington bridge? what are the delays now at the tolls? >>reporter: yeah, alex, that will take you past the apartments. there is the upper level and bumper-to-bumper traffic across the upper level, now delays approaching 20 minutes at the toll plaza. >>reporter: all right, jim, thank you. we'll continue to update on
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morning. be aware the lincoln and holland tunnels just minor delays. if you choose to avoid this mess, that may be a smoother option for you. alternates in effect city wide. be stevenson, don't text and drive. mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. strong reaction this morning for and against new gun control measures being implemented by president obama. the president grew emotional when talking about one of the shootings that led to his decision, the massacre at sandy hook elementary. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. and, by the way, it happens on everyday. >> the executive action announced at the white house requires more gun sellers to background checks. it call for more mental health funding, more atf agents and more gun safety technology. >> if the president through these orders has overstepped his authority,ly take immediate action to restrain him. i'm not going to wait for a court order, i'm not going to wait for a lawsuit.
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too precious. >> the nra issued tweets during the president's speech criticizing the plan. republican presidential candidates called the president a dictator and a king who is trampling on the second amendment. happening today, the suffolk county man dubbed the red light robin hood will appear in court today. steven ruth is charged with tampering with red light cameras at least four times in ronkonkoma. the 42-year-old was slapped with nine red light camera tickets when he decided to do what he calls a public service. in august the 42-year-old sent a man on facebook instructing the public how they can make red light cameras useless by tilting them up. a police sergeant from new jersey was promoted to lieutenant yesterday despite allegations that he was on but off the job. video surfaced and shows the officer repeatedly visiting one place when he's supposed to be working. >> christine sloan has the story from perth amboy. >>reporter: kurt jimenez shows
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flowers and then food in a nypd police cruiser over a nine- month period. >> the video essentially depicts the officer detective jim enez arriving at a place that is out of the jurisdiction in woodbridge, new jersey, during work hours essentially. >>reporter: attorney daniel gonzalez represents clients, jimenez testified against in court. he says he started investigating the sergeant with a camera after getting word he was leaving perth amboy, new jersey when he should be working. >> for years i've been indicating there's been an issue with this officer. >>reporter: we reached out to jimmenez' attorney. he says the officer's responsibility was suspension and paid back some of his salary. they say he was staying at this address after separating from his wife and gonzalez is making this bigger than it is because he has a vendetta against the officer. >> i think that's inaccurate. i think that in this day and
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police officers to be followed because oftentimes they're doing things they shouldn't be doing. >>reporter: the middlesex county prosecutor's office initially looked at this but did not pursue criminal charges. in perth amboy, new jersey, christine sloan, cbs 2 news. the department tells us jim dl enez was demoted as perth's guidelines. the attorney says it set as danger precedent because it is following someone. do you have your powerball ticket? wait until you see how much tonight's powerball jackpot is worth. see who's leaving the cbs
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t t t pt.gefi. a traffic camera caught a deadly tornado just as it passed over interstate 30. this is in dallas. 8 people in their cars died. it happened the day after christmas. the tornado is an estimated several hundred yards away from here. you can see cars still trying to make their way through as the power goes out. pretty scary stuff there. it is 6:22. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s. >> so much of that, that extra heat we saw, that extra lift and energy in the atmosphere, deadly storms and record- setting temperatures for us in december. that's why -- i'm getting all choked up. that's why the recent cold spell has been so shocking to many. but, you know, today is basically a typical january day. you're going to see numbers in the upper 30s.
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from madison to monroe. look at that, it's like a couple of presidents. 25 in great neck, 26 in the city. new rachelle bond is at 17. feeling better, though, hopefully after i drink some beverages, and we're up in the upper 30s to right around 40 for long island, and then the warming trend continues, thursday nice, friday cloudy, then it turns wet friday night into saturday. then we could see a soaker on sunday with highs in the low 50s. >> want some coconut water? >> this coconut water? i love pink coconut water. >> ice too for you today. >> it's okay. let's get to traffic. >>reporter: so it's actually a way through the bronx there is an accident blocking two eastbound lanes on the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge. this is a live look from chopper 2 above the scene. delays unfortunately stretch all the way back to the george washington bridge. the upper level toll plaza about a 20-minute wait as you make your way through the area and growing quickly. so if you can stick to the lower level, that will be a
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if you choose to go out of your way, there's about a 10-minute holland tunnel. but you can see a long line of headlights. never a great way to start your day. alternate sides in effect city remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. the knicks and rangers keep rolling in the new year the giants. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the nets host the knicks will be in miami and the devils will be up in montreal. tom koflin said good-bye yesterday. an emotional conference yesterday for the two-time super bowl winning head coach. >> my wife will not want me to be home longer than probably 48 hours. don't you have some place to go? >> jerry reese remains as general manager with the giants. knicks trying to hold on against the hawks. carmelo anthony with a jumper late and the old-school give and go to cal derone. dallas in town to take on the
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the most points in the nhl. broussadder with his 17th of the year. another derek. 6-2. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2/wfan sports update. tho this morning's two talkers, a cbs show losing a main character. a blast from the past in sync fans. hear this. you remember the dolls coming to life and taking over the toy store in the music video "it's gonna be me." now fast forward 16 years and it looks like it's going to be demi lavato and fallout boy. >>reporter: the rock band couldn't resist recreating the scenes from the new single "irresistible" they are cast aside in the bargain bin urks but decide to break out of their toy boxes and go on an odyssey. they even get in a play fight with barbie, of course, who else would they be fighting over? >> i like seeing joey batone in
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it was a lot of fun. moves. >>reporter: they didn't. i was looking for them. >> i know. >>reporter: it's age. it sneaks up behind you and slaps you in the face. michael weathererly has been in the cast of "ncis" since 2003. >> ease up, mcdutch boy. i think the goal here is to get things back to the way they were before. >> back to normal as soon as possible were my marching orders. >>reporter: in fact, things will never be the same because weatherly is lifing the show. he's played tony denozo for last 13 seasons and one of the four original cast members still on the show. weathererly thanked cbs and called the show an opportunity of a lifetime. it's been such a huge success, all the different spinoffs. >> he's a popular character. >>reporter: it'll be interesting to see what will happen. there's been other statements that he's in talks with cbs to do something a little bit differently. >>ice own vehicle. >>reporter: is that what he's going to do? >> yeah. good for him.
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time now 6:27. up next breaking developments in the search for a missing pregnant woman in the bronx. we'll have that. also this morning, are there big changes coming to penn station? the plan expected to be announced to governor cuomo that dates back to when his father was in office. sudden attack. clues that police hope will get suspects off the streets. a new program that helps graduates pay off student loan debt. details ahead when cbs 2 news
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it is 6:30. 26 degrees on this wednesday, january 6th. still cold, but no where near the bitter temperatures you dealt with yesterday. today going to be a little bit warmer, definitely going to be a little bit warmer over the next few days. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, we are following breaking news in the bronx. new developments this morning in the case of a pregnant woman missing since sunday. >> cbs 2's janelle burrell live from baychester with an update on the situation there for us. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, while investigators were searching anndrea caruth's house around 3:00 this morning, they confirm that they did find a woman's body dead in the basement of her home. at this hour their not confirming whether or not --
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not it was caruth, but we can tell you that right now they are questioning both her father and her liver-in boyfriend. this morning the medical examiner's office removing a body from anndrea caruth's home after a thorough search for evidence by the crime scene unit overnight. >> we miss her, we love her, we worried about her and the baby. >>reporter: friends and family of the 39-year-old, five-months- pregnant, mom-to-be growing more concerned by the hour. >> we really want to find out what happened or what has happened. >>reporter: police say caruth was last seen sunday in her home on corsa avenue shortly before she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch. she never showed up. investigators spent tuesday going door to door with her picture, also questioning her live-in boyfriend at the house where she runs a small day care and preschool. >> she would not leave her students, so she's not willingly out there. >> just to hear the news that she's missing is a loss. >>reporter: loved ones ang shusesly waiting for news,
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unborn baby are unharmed. >> not only find her, but find her alive and well. >> i'm hopeful, i'm very hopeful that she's going to come forth. >>reporter: back live you can see police outside of the home where that woman's body was found early this morning. again, they're not confirming whether it is in fact anndrea caruth, but they are questioning both her father and her boyfriend at this hour. reporting live this morning from the baychester section of the bronx, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you very much. time now for traffic and here's john. >> hey, good morning, mary vment hi, everybody. it's a cold day today, but it's not as windy, so it feels better out the door and it feels better this afternoon as well. you still need the coat, you still need the layers, it's still january. 26 still. wind out of the west at 3, so the wind chill only dropping by a degree or two, and part of area with calm winds. your air temperature is your wind chill, but we are still registering single-digit so it's cold north and west into parts of the hudson valley
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high pressure, though, in control, so lots of sun, feeling like 29 at lunchtime with that wind, not as strong, but still movement of this kind of air will keep your wind chills in the 20s through lunchtime, but it feels like the 30s this afternoon. coming up we'll see how much snow are we behind and why am i wearing dyno elsocks. right now let's see what is going on with alex. >>reporter: that's a big question. it. let's look at the live drive map. there is an accident blocking two lanes on the taconic parkway at route 134. delays back to the kroaton reservoir bridge. we're getting reports of black ice on the bridge itself. be careful through the area. in new city there's an accident blocking a lane on the southbound side of the palisades parkway. it's at middletown road. delays here back to new hempsted road. a live look outside. that accident has cleared on the eastbound cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge, but you are looking at all of the leftover delays. there's about a 40-minute delay
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tolls. if you can get to the lower level, it's a tad better, but going out of your way to the lincoln, 20 machine minute wait, the holland may be a better option. alternate sides in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. if your travels take you to the airport, so far everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. chris and mary. now to breaking news, the u.n. security council holds an emergency heating here in new york that north korea detonated a powerful hydrogen bomb. >> they made the announcement on -- the president made the announcement on state tv. she called it a perfect success and cited north korea's right to defend itself against the u.s. sanctions have been imposed against the nation for pursuing a nuclear program. >> the real danger for the united states is whether or not north korea has intentions to demonstrate their capabilities as far as the pacific and certainly to threaten the u.s. continent. >> an earthquake measuring 5.1 on richter scale was detected near a known north koreans
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some experts are skeptical that the explosion was a hydrogen bomb. new this morning, police are looking for this man in connection with an assault in a bronx bodega. surveillance video caught the scene at the store on east tremont avenue last month. police say the suspect bumped into a 61-year-old man and they argued. the victim was thrown to the floor, punched and kicked. the attacker ran off, the victim refused medical attention. an update as a man in a bhair gets arrested again. -- wheelchair gets arrested again. the prosecutor says kevin danielson tried to rob the sunnyside bank claiming he a bomb. the teller allegedly hand oefer cash and he fled. police say he was caught on surveillance cameras robbing another bank. he pleaded guilty and was free to enter a mental health facility. happening today, a former new york city cop will be sentenced for the shooting death of his wife. 44-year-old 67 canty of queens pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter. he was arrested in april of 2014 after shooting jessica canty in their house in ozone park.
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5 and 8 were home at the time. canty is expected to receive a 25-year prison sentence. a judges has postponed today's scheduled deposition of bill cosby's wife, camille. camille cosby can now appeal the december 31st order requiring her to be deposed by attorneys of her husband's seven accusers. in the civil lawsuit, the women accused bill cosby of sexual misconduct and they are suing him for defamation. mrs. cosby requested the delay claiming the deposition would be a privacy and freedom issue. there are reports today that governor cuomo will make a major announcement on a long- awaited project. >> it could affect a lot of long island and new jersey commuters. cbs's andrea grimes is at penn station with more for us. andrea. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, governor cuomo is expected to make that announcement here at penn it's unclear exactly what he'll be announcing, but the wall street journal is reporting that he's set to unveil plans for a major renovation as early as this week. it's one of the busiest commuter hubs in the country,
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you also one of the dingiest. but that could finally change 6789 >> but it's -- that could change. >> it's time. >>reporter: it's time to updwraid it? what would you like to see? >> more escalators. >>reporter: the wall street journal says governor cuomo wants to jump start long- delayed plans to overhaul penn station. that would include moving amtrak's waiting area across the street to the farley post office, and according to the report, redeveloping the n.j. transit and long island railroad concourses. >> they have the worst commutes in the country on long island. average commuter spends nearly three work weeks sitting in traffic every year. >> answer is improving your mass transportation system. >>reporter: yesterday the governor outlined a plan for another long-delayed project, a 9.8-mile third track expansion on the lirr from floral park to hicksville. earlier plans displaced 200 homes.
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mile of mineola would lose five feet of back yard land. homeowners would be compensated. 30 businesses would have the option of paid relocation. >> is it going to be a fair eminent domain? >>reporter: you sound skeptical. >> yeah, i am. and back to penn station, that gentleman i spoke with at the beginning of the piece said in addition to escalators, he'd also like to see better places to sit, better bathrooms as well. so we do hope to learn more, of course, with the announcement with the governor later this afternoon. reporting live at penn station, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> an dree, a thank you. for at least three days, three-term mayor michael bloomberg was like every other new yorker, had to report for jury duty during jury selection for an assault trial yesterday, bloomberg downplayed his occupation to the judge. he said he manages a financial information company. bloomberg was also is asked if he knew anyone in law enforcement and about his favorite pastime, studying spanish and hitting a golf ball.
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travel plans for the end of the week. 6:39. still to come, changes coming to the way you tweet. also this morning, a woman attacked and robbed and it was all caught on camera. the video police want you to see. getting college graduates in new york state out of debt, the new student loan forgiveness law now on the books. and if you hit the powerball, you could pay back those loans and then some. the staggering jackpot up for grabs tonight coming up next
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morning. smpleghts we're following breaking news of a slashing in chelsea vment jim smith is live in chopper 2 with the details for us. jim. >>reporter: chris and mary, initial reports of the incident it happened near 7th avenue and
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one of the police cars that you see now was at that location. this is now 23rd street off of seventh avenue, police just moved over to this location, second police car is also joining the scene. at this point not sure how extensive injuries, if any, are in that slashing incident. at this time we understand police are still searching for a suspect. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> all right, jim, thank you. keep us up to date. 6:42 right now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's bring john back in one more time. 26 degrees outside. >> earlier this morning, alex denis, intrepid reporter saying why do i have santa claus on my tie. my santa claus on my tie, my socks and it's three king's day in some cultures. today is the gift exchange. at 11:00 this morning, 106th and lexington, it's the 39th annual three king's parade. so it's a nice little tradition there in east harlem. so enjoy that. and if this is your day to celebrate little christmas,
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feeling better. and i tell you what, i felt great. i saw my buddy dr. pellinino over there in maplewood, new jersey. everybody in his office watches. judith, sarah, next door, massage therapists, segi watches. they all watch channel 2, so everybody, we appreciate it. we're very big there in maplewood, so we appreciate that. clear and 26 right now in the city. it's cooler in maplewood. it's closer to about 22, 19 in edison, 16 for the jersey shore. we have 17 in white plains, but that's 9 degrees warmer than it was this time yesterday. 15 degrees warmer in the city. so, you know, we'll do the math for you. today a pretty typical day. we're going for 39, normal is 38. sun is up 7:20, sun sets at 4:43. lots of sun. no snow today. to date so far just a trace, so we are behind big time. 6.1 inches below normal. there was a hint of some snow next week.
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is going to be out to sea. we don't see any snow today or tomorrow or even friday. in fact, high pressure in control. friday day the clouds fill in, and then a chance of a shower friday night. real quick look at the seven- day forecast. 39 today. we continue to warm into the weekend. don't forget, though, sunday mild, but that's going to be a wet one. it's a slow one around the area for parts of the us. , right, alex? >>reporter: you're right, john. as you make your way north of the city in yorktown, there is an accident. two lanes blocked on the southbound side of the taconic parkway at route 134. delays back to the kroaton reservoir bridge. now, we are also getting reports of black ice on the bridge itself, so just be careful. we want you to get to where you need to be safely this morning. also in new city there is an accident blocking a lane on the southbound side of the palisades parkway at middletown road. delays here are back to new hempsted road. a live look, earlier accident on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge has cleared, but behind it it has
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toll plaza at the george washington bridge. 20-minute wait at the lincoln, 10-minute at the holland, so maybe best to go out of your way. lower level is now getting a little sluggish here. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. a woman gets robbed and assaulted on her way home from the glosh store in brooklyn and the attack is all caught on camera. >> police hopes the video helps them nab the robber. cbs 2's meg baker reports. >>reporter: you can see in this surveillance video it was a wet, rainy night in bushwick, brooklyn. a woman carrying her groceries home on bleaker street towards irving avenue jumped from behind by two men. >> down the corner from here. [ indiscernable ] two skinny guys. i don't know. >>reporter: we spoke to the woman's neighbor who saw her right after the attack that took place on sunday, december 27th around 7:00 p.m. he says she was shaken but luckily unharmed. he can't believe this happened only steps from their apartment building.
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throw the 45-year-old woman to the ground, stealing her bag with $600 in it. the men ran off towards irving avenue. police say the suspects not only grabbed for her purse, but grabbed at her neck, looking to rip off any jewelry she was wearing. >> a couple of weeks ago there was a shooting right here on nickelback avenue, so, just gotta be careful. >>reporter: miguel who lives in the neighborhood says he is always cautious around here. >> just don't walk at night. if you walk by night, walk with with somebody else. >>reporter: colin mallory lives a few doors away from where the woman was robbed and says he sees nypd circling the area a lot. >> with the police presence, you would think it wouldn't be happening. >>reporter: the victim tells police both suspects reeked of marijuana. they are described as hispanic males in their 20s, approximately 5'5" tall. one suspect last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, sweat pants and black sneakers. the other attacker you can see has long hair. he was last seen wearing a colored sweatshirt with a logo on the front, a baseball cap, black sweat pants and white sneakers. in bushwick, brooklyn, meg
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new york state is helping recent college graduates dealing with student loan debt on december 31st the state began accepting applications for the get on your feet loan forgiveness program. the program allows recent college graduates living in the state to pay nothing on their student loans up to the first two years out of school. more than 2,500 graduates from the class of 2015 have already applied. federal health officials say too many young people are seeing ads for electronic cigarettes there. is a ban on tv commercials and other types of marketing for regular cigarettes but there are no restrictions on ads for e-cigarettes. the feds just released a national survey of 22,000 middle and high school students. 70% say they'd seen e-cigarette advertisements, mostly in stores. well, get your thumbs ready, twitter may be expanding its 140-character limit. the technology news service recode reports the social media giant is working on a product that would allow users to share longer content. twitter's founder and ceo neither confirmed or denied it, but in a tweet jack dorsey
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indicate they may enjoy having more characters. some of the rumors are 10,000 characters. >> that's quite a few, right? >> that's a lot of venting for people. 6:48. all you need is $2 and a big dream, the blockbuster jackpot for tonight's powerball drawing. and the people have spoken and tonight we hear what they say. jane lynch tells us how she got ready for tonight's people's choice awards. >> can't wait for that. first otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone. the knicks beat the hawks 107- 101 and stars knocked off. dallas with the most points in the league. they lost all three games in the tri-state area. coming up tonight the nets host the raptors and the knicks in
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we're following breaking news, a slashing in chelsea. >> jim smith live in chopper 2 with details for us. jim. >>reporter: chris, mary, we understand the ems has transported one person to bellevue hospital. initially police responded to 24th street at seventh avenue. they're now congregating around 23rd street, about a block away just off of seventh avenue. no word yet on a suspect. we do believe that police are still looking for a suspect and injuries of that person taken to bellevue not known at this time. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you very much, keep us updated. actress jane lynch has a
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her new series premiers thursday. tonight she's hosting the 2016 people's choice awards. she says a previous gig hosting the 2011 emmy awards was good training. >> i learned at the end of that that my job is relatively simple. it's to come out and have a lot of fun in the beginning and then basically it's to create a really fun space for everyone else. i can do that. that's easy, as i fall on my face in a couple of nights. so once i realized that that's what it was about, so i'm really glad i have that hosting experience under my belt. >> yes. >> [ applause ] >> lynch appeared on "the talk." the people's choice awards and "angels from hell" can be seen here on cbs 2. >> lot of good early buzz on that, "angels from hell." we'll go to john. >> hey, what are you doing? from buzz to beans, it's national bean day. we have 3 degrees in clog and around the hamptons. it's chilly for you and the kids as we get ready for school, but we don't have those bone-chilling winds. going to thaw out a bit today,
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degree tore two above. plenty of sunshine all day today too, and then warmer thursday into friday. if the kids are studying history, happy 71st anniversary to george and barbara bush, and they share the anniversary with george and martha washington. kind of fun facts there. not so much fun on the highway, right, alex? >>reporter: you almost have to be married to someone else. i don't know how that would have gone for an anniversary gift. if you're traveling this morning in yorktown, we have an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the taconic parkway at route 134. so delays here are back to the croton reservoir bridge. we're also getting reports of black ice on the bridge itself. so just take it easy out there, be careful. an earlier accident on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway has really contributed to this major delay that we are seeing at the inbound upper level toll plaza of the george washington bridge. a 45-minute delay reported there. 20-minute wait at the lincoln, 10 at the holland. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you.
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well, you have a one in 192 million chance of winning tonight's powerball jackpot. it's worth $450 million. lottery officials say sales have been strong. we noticed a steady stream of people weeing tickets yesterday -- buying tickets yesterday and there will be more today. that top prize -- no top prize since november 4th. >> you're saying we still have a chance, all right. >> yes, there is. let's check in with "cbs this morning's" charlie rose and gayle king joining us with a preview. good morning. >> that's the beauty, mary, everybody has a chance. listen, it's only $2. somebody's gotta win it. chris, good to see you >> good to see you too. >> seth is tracking the latest on north korea's claims that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test. we'll also talk with national security security analyst juan zarata about the dangers of that test and what it means for the united states. >> plus the doctor, one of the leading cancer experts with breakthroughs on preventing and treating cancer. >> and we'll show you the
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electronics show -- >> gadget? >> gadgets. did we say gadgets? >> i love gadgets. >> from a refrigerator that lets you look inside without opening the door to a washer and dry, charlie, you need this because when you're doing the laundry, this happens to you all the time, chris and mary, he leaves his cell phone in the pockets. hey, charlie, you left your cell phone in your pocket. >> thank god for that. >> the news is back in the morning. we'll see you in a few minutes. >> i'm just happy that charlie does his own laundry. >> >>reporter: he likes tide, chris. he likes tide. see you guys. >> bye, guys. see you at 7:00. what you need to know
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t t t pt.gefi. here's what you need to know before you go. the u.n. security council loads an emergency meeting after north korea's claim that is successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. early this morning police removed a body of a bronx home of a missing pregnant woman. 39-year-old anndrea caruth of baychester has not been seen since sunday. no word on the identity of the body removed. governor cuomo is expected to make an announce mentd at penn station later this morning. the wall street journal is reporting he is announcing long-
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station. minimum wage for 50,000 city employees. de blasio wants to raise the rate to $15 by the end of 2018. the hike woo apply to 20,000 union workers like school crossing guards and 30,000 contract employees. let's go to alex. >>reporter: mary, thank you. if you're traveling to the george washington bridge, an earlier accident is contributing to delays. a 45-minute wait here, 30- minute wait at the lincoln, 20 at the holland. alternate sides are in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. john, over to you. >> thanks, alex. not as cold today, but still chilly out the door. some single-digit wind chills with air temperature readings that cold north and west. 25 in the city for a wind chill, 39 this afternoon with less wind. nicer thursday. warmer friday, but rain returns. could be heavy at times sunday. >> john, thanks so much. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching, i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge.
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