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it's 4:30, 33 degrees on this thursday, january 7, clear and a little warmer today and we could be in the 50s maybe the 60s by the weekend good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s but we begin with breaking news. an arrest in the apparently random slashing of a woman as she walked to work through chelsea yesterday morning. >> police say this surveillance video showing the attack was a key element in making this arrest. cbs 2 janelle burrell joins us live from the police precinct where the suspect is currently being held. janelle? >> reporter: yeah, and that's right, chris. police say this is a man who has a long criminal history. it was actually somebody watching tv, recognized the suspect from that surveillance video that we had been airing, called police leading to the
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the video of the slashing attack was so disturbing, police say it caught the attention of viewers including one man who recognized the suspect and called police leading to the arrest of kari bazemore wednesday night. >> she was bleeding a lot. she was crying and she walked in and she said somebody slashed her in the face. >> amanda morris left with two visible gashes on her face after the investigators say the had 41-year-old walked alongside and. it happened on west 23rd street in chelsea as morris was on her way to work. morris who had to have stitches writes on facebook i was simply in the wrong plus at the wrong time and put in an unfortunate situation. it was about 12 hours later that that good samaritan spotted kari bazemore walking near st. patrick's cathedral and called police. morris now urging others to learn from her experience adding "i did have a bad feeling about this man as soon
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his walk was irregular and he appeared under the in plus by his body language and stance. always always trust your gut in is stings." >> and among the charges that kari bazemore has faced before include forcible touching in other random attack and he's expected to go before a judge later this morning reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. 4:32 time for traffic and weather on the 2s john good morning. >> good morning chris, mary and good morning to millionaires everywhere that we are not. we've got nice conditions in the city right now. it's chilly out the door, it's january supposed to be. 33 clear, winds are calm so that's the wind chill. it's cooler north and west and supposed to be. you know how that works. we've got high pressure in control again today and going to be a nice day. we'll see increasing clouds tomorrow chris mentioned a warm up. we'll tap into that today and shooting for the mid 40s, feeling like it mix of sun and clouds and i think more sun
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definitely more clouds for your friday before we see the return of the rain. so the bright lights were off in front of the broadcast center this morning but our bright light alex denis is being right here. >> john thanks. if you're traveling this morning let's help you out. you see taillights unfortuntely because the bridge is closed in both directions until 5 this morning but if you stick with alternate it's a much smoother ride for you. a live look outside if you're traveling queens this bothered you yesterday as well construction blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the van wick expressway at hillside avenue but delays at 4:30 back to jewel avenue. construction on the fdr drive has a lane blocked northbound between 71st and 96th streeted. one lane southbound between 106th street and 96th as well no delays, alternate side is in effect city wide and do remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris over to you. alex thank you. now to a developing story. u.s. stock futures way down after huge losses for asian
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stopped at shanghai stock market but only after it had already lost 7% of its value in a single session. this is the second time of the week markets were halted. a rough day for stock in this country, yesterday the dow jones fell by another 252 points and nasdac dropped by 55 and s & p 500 lost over 26. in other news now a bronx man charged with killing his pregnant daughter and burying her body en the basement of their baychester home. >> did you tell your body? >> 61 year old will yam said nothing as he was lead from a police station house. sources tell cbs 2 the body of 39 year old andrea caruth was discovered yesterday in a basement crawl space covered with plywood, a rug and gravel. her friends are heart broken. >> it should not happen to anyone. it's so brutal and her unborn baby. >> andrea caruth was five months pregnant with her first child and her boyfriend who
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reported her missing on monday. sources say the motive for the murder may involve an argument over money. and new this morning police make an arrest in brutal stabbing of a mcdonald's worker in the bronx. 43 year old raphael gonzalez has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed 28 year old adam garcia multiple times in the restaurant parking lot. police say he turned himself in last night and gonzalez can be seen on video walking away from the scene. on monday the two had a dispute inside the mcdonald's on broadway near west 236th street in kings bridge. police say gonzalez is a homeless man with a long rap sheet. president obama is set to outline his plans for gun control in a town hall meeting. the primetime event at george mason university in fairfax will include organizations that support the second amendment as well as groups that back begun regulation. the event come after the president announced during a white house speech tuesday that he was expanding background checks on gun sales through executive action. the event ask scheduled for
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the embattled pastor of an upper east side church is due back in court today. the 72 year old is set to appear to a civil court hearing in lower manhattan in connection with a fight over control of the rock church on east 63rd street. the court date comes after he was arraigned on nine counts of petty larceny tussin criminal court. he was allegedly caught on camera pocketing cash from a collection basket according to some of the congregation. the allegations deeply divided church members and lead to fist fights including one that broke out during services this past sunday. a new report exposes the dirty and unsafe conditions in city homeless shelters. the comptroller found city shelters have 19,000 code violations including peeling lead paint, broken smoke detect ons and rats. they shelter violence including 780 attack on staff and residents just last year.
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sleep in these disgusting rat- infested shelters, in the city of new york, the greatest city, the city with the greatest economic power. >> yesterday mayor deblasio announced a new program to fix the violations and also allocating $2 million for new complaint hot lynn for shelter residents but some experts say the money would be better spent increasing security and maintenance. happening today for the first time in new york patients will be able to legally purchase medical marijuana. eight dispenseries will open today including the columbia care dispensery on east 14th vote near union square, 12 other dispenseries throughout the state are expected to open later this month. a patient has to have at least one of 10 medical condition in order to enroll in the program. much more on the story coming up in the next half hour. sorry powerball players no one, i mean no one had all of the winning numbers for last nights $524 million jackpot. i checked four times.
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62, 63 and the powerball was 17. most people buy quick picks and let the computer choose their numbers but cbs 2 spoke with a lottery millionaire who says that's not the way to win. >> reporter: it's the same, every big lotto jackpot. stampedes of people waiting in line to buy their tickets. >> we're getting some powerball tickets for grandma. >> but with the odds at one in 292 million, there's got to be a strategy to winning big, right? >> it's going to be a combination of automotive numbers and eve has numbers she has in mind she's going to play. >> steve and his 12 year old daughter eve play about once a year. >> let it roll. >> they leave a little to chance and some to eve's lucky numbers. >> for the fun of it and we'll see what happens. the cost of college education these days, you know? [laughter] >> might as well bank on this. >> might as well try for ivy league. >> and you might not want to actually pick your numbers.
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generated tickets are responsible for 72-80% of all jackpots. but seven time lotto winner says that's not the way he made his millions. >> that's the worst thing in the world you can do is buy quick picks. >> he insists you need to treat the lotto like a job. play often and consistently playing the same numbers all the time to increase your odds. >> every time you keep playing and you keep losing you keep getting closer to having a better chan of winning. >> he says that's how he's won several jackpots. yes kay schneider, cbs 2 news. i believe him. >> we've got john over there going not true not true. [laughter] 4:39. still to come macy's closing several locations across the country including in our area. we'll tell you why. also this morning more and more unsafe cars on the roads how drivers are getting around the inspection process and how police are trying to catch them. the people have spoken we break down the winners and the highlights from last nights people's choice awards. making sure no one is going
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we'll explain that in a second and i did hit the lottery last night i'll explain coming um. more 40s coming up weather wise, mix of sun and clouds get ready. weekend part of it going to be pretty soggy traffic and
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i won. at 4:42 let's get you over to john elliott traffic and weather on the 2s. >> ask me why i'm happy mary? >> why are you happy? >> i was getting my ticket at aj's lunch box and i get a $1 scratch off and hit it for $10 so there is your winning if you do the scratchers where can you in this economy get a dollar for 10? we are dreaming of warmer temperatures look at 14, 18, 29, 28, 27, let's see this has got to be clear in yonkers pretty skies overhead. this is kind of interesting. tony has 23 in river edge and
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on this day in 1789 first u.s. president bag elected; however george washington was not our first president, he was the ninth, he was the first under the constitution and loving these beautiful ice sculpture shots from charlie and tony again look at that north and west but everybody is warming up today and that warm up will continue in a big way into the weekend. yeah, we had eight presidents appointed presidents before gw was elected. you never heard that did you? 33 clear in the city, winds are calm relative humidity is 32%. we like the guy so much we named a bridge after him. 10 in the hamptons always the cool spot, the heat just escapes we can't hold it in. we would like to that's why we had the wild swings during the day. 13, guy from sparta 26 in edison, 25 in belmar. he's probably not even watching because he hit for a million bucks last night, 14 in
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degrees warmer than it was yesterday, without exception across-the-board, it's warmer out the door. it does feel better hour by hour. we've got sun giving way to a mix of sun and clouds and notice the wind chills are right there with the real feel numbers because winds are shifting, winds not that strong this morning more of a southwest wind too. 45 by 2:00, hanging on to the mid 40s for afternoon and after school activities, you can see high pressure still in control and a hint of what's brewing to the west down south it's heavy rain and more rain for parts of florida and more flooding rains for california as well. futurecast again you're okay today, there will be a few more clouds to the south of the city and then we see a relatively quiet night tonight. friday day quiet but by friday night, there's a possibility of a shower and north and we could see a flurry mix in with that cool air pooling into parts of the hudson valley not a big feature but definitely. you would expect that this time of the year and then it breaks saturday afternoon before more
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saturday night into sunday. brighter colors indicating pockets of heavy rain and then behind that, yeah that's early next week where you'll see those cool temperatures take over from the mid 50s to just the mid 30s in a couple of days. all right let's save you a couple of minutes with alex. >> john if traveling this morning we do have changes for you the bridge let's begin there currently closed for construction that is in both directions until 5 and if you stick with the gothels bridge it's an alternate and smoother ride. one of our hundreds of cameras in the area in queens fortunately showing you slow traffic due to construction block two of the southbound lanes on the van wick expressway at hillside avenue but already delays are back to jewel avenue. some subway changes as well due to track maintenance under way at 23rd street uptown and mq trains are running express only from canal street to 57th street. alternate side parking is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. here is a quick look at the
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morning the texas state trooper who arrested sandra bland last summer has been fired after being charged with perjury. trooper brian is accused of lying about the confrontation and bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after her arrest. it was ruled a suicide. flooding hits drout stricken california from los angeles to san francisco after days of heavy rain traffic has been a mess. the rain triggered by the el nino system. forecasters say there could be a break in the rain tomorrow but more downpours are expected saturday. new york city police commissioner swears in new recruits today. mayor deblasio will speak as well. the ceremony will be held at queens college. on the money watch this morning macy's says its closing three dozen stores nationwide part of a planned reduction in locations that begin with the closure of four stores late last year. place its has about 770 locations, we're told the store at the middlesex mall in south plainfield field new jersey is
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final list has not been released as of yet. in a data breach at time warner cable means customer data may have fallen into the wrong hands. the company says the e- mailaddresses and passwords of 320,000 customers were stolen. the information did not come directly from time warner cable they say the fbi is aware and currently investigating. customers should reset their e- mail passwords as a precaution. law enforcement trying to put the brakes on a troubling trend on the road. fake inspection stickers on cars that should not be on city streets. one local driver was slapped with a felony charge. cbs 2 reports on the deception. >> reporter: 12 million vehicles registered in new york state and a shocking number have inspection stickers that are fake or acquired through fraud. last summer police in babylon found 93 counterfeit stickers on cars. drivers usually get tickets for that but tuesday night, sit police stopped angel calvo of putnam county for speeding and
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having a fake inspection sticker. >> someone being prosecuted for having a fake sticker is a very strong deterrent. >> triple a says cars that can't pass inspection often have safety issues such as bad brakes. >> these are basic safety pieces of equipment that you need for vehicles so that you can traverse the world safely and not cause a danger to yourself or others. >> but many drivers don't want to pay for repairs so their cars will pass and they give into temptation. we found ads on the internet offering inspection stickers for $80 no questions asked. in october, a bronx man was busted smuggling a thousand fake stickers into jfk from overseas. >> law enforcement has a number of tools to spot fake inspection stickers starting with eye site, the color of the fake stickers tends to fade after a few weeks on the windshield. >> drivers also try to bribe workers at inspection stations. >> people do come here and offer me 200, 150. >> the stickers are so valuable. >> i keep it in a safe.
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lock and key. cbs 2 news. time is now 4:49. queens staple cranking out top quality eats tony has this weeks dining deal. next the unexpected guests who jumped on stage with the ladies of the talk. highlights from the people's choice awards. we'll get you another check of traffic and weather on the 2s right after this. your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil
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in a world with craziness and just sad stuff going on, we just want to make you laugh and we hope to do that for more years from the bottom of our hearts thank you so much. thank you. >> [applause] >> that was actress of the big bang theory the cbs show won the award for favorite network tv comedy at the peoples choice award. the ladies of the talk were also big winnerring who took home the award for favorite daytime tv hosting team but their big moment was
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check this out. >> security, security! >> [laughter] the man was probably kicked off the stage by the ladies and sarah gilbert was able to finish her acceptance speech. >> that guy is not in our club. >> no exactly. not in our club get off the stage. it's our time. >> [laughter] look at julie's face in that. she's like shocked. okay nothing shocking weather wise, but as promised, we are going to see a few clouds mix in through tomorrow and then it's tomorrow night into saturday morning and a little bit of messy mix, parts of the area north and west could see icing with that and then that soaking rain is saturday into sunday, some clouds today, low to mid 40s and a little warmer than we were yesterday. that warm up continues into saturday. we're okay here, we do have more wet weather in the central states and just flooding rains continue for parts of california. none of that for us though.
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>> thanks john. good morning if traveling queens we have construction in the process of wrapping on the southbound side of the van wick expressway at hillside avenue. delays are finally starting to ease through the area so hopefully you'll be a much smoother ride in this area today rather than yesterday in this area. in the queens midtown tunnel at the queens midtown tunnel, one tube is closed for construction, other tube is free currently. mass transit is on or close to schedule if taking metro north pass trains new jersey transit as well as lirr. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. 4:53 in our next half hour the new plans released for a revamped pen station. also this morning, art or eyesore? either way, why some people say this superstorm sandy tribute should never have been built. from ribs to one of a kind burger this queens joint has something for everyone. deal. are those steak fries?
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one of the fastest growing foodie locations in the city can be found in astoria and it's a main stay of the neighborhood. >> cbs 2 pays a visit for this weeks dining deal. >> reporter: there's always lots of action in the kitchen at sanford's. and for good reason. they've been here on broadway in astoria for over 80 years. the newly expanded space has updated decor that's comfortable and trendy but the food is what's attracting new customers and keeps the regulars coming back for more. >> we've had it in the family almost 45 years now. >> amazing. >> started off as a classic diner, reinvented the concept. >> and there's more to this place than just food. >> one of the largest whiskey collections in queens, 300 plus boats. >> but for generous portions and price dishes this is the place. >> you don't leave here hungry that's for sure. let's start with this. what am i looking at here? >> barbecued baby back ribs,
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>> the sauce is home made too and steak fries are impossible to resist. ribs are served as an appetizer for 10 or $24 and also great as a side or a snack. the home made spring rolls. >> talking about the calamari salad? >> light, refreshing, tossed in a lemon dressing, fresh string beans. >> there's also fresh peppers and onions in this outstanding $12 salad. and when is a burger more than a burger? here. >> the stuffed burger with cage on aoli sauce and sweet potato fries this is a top seller for $13 and this huge beautiful seal is on the menu, the dinner menu for $22. >> look at the size of those tomatoes, the salad you got with that? >> this is a true dining deal. >> delicious. >> looks good. >> his kids have a place too called sanford and sons. >> hello. >> [laughter] >> how we doing out there john? >> you know it's chilly out the
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and a big warm up this weekend. when you do that. >> sorry it's before 5. >> it's a smooth ride. it's now 4:58. >> thank you. >> still ahead six numbers worth more than a half a billion dollars and no winner. we'll preview saturday's huge jackpot. >> we were one number away from a million bucks and a quick arrest in the slashing of a young woman in chelsea. how police were able to track him down. we'll meet a man who has a spice for life. the new career for long island senior and special meaning behind it. steps everyone can take to
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nail salon is a safe one. it is 5:00, 33 degrees on this thursday, january 7, cool start but temperature should be above normal by this afternoon. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning and we begin with breaking news, a bronx man will be arraigned later this morning charged with a random slashing attack in chelsea. >> the victim was a woman on her way to work yesterday morning. cbs 2 janelle burrell joins us live from the police precinct where the suspect is currently being held. janelle? >> reporter: well chris, that arrest coming within 12 hours of that attack yesterday. it was really that shocking surveillance video that made
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a person recognized the suspect from those images and called police. the video of the slashing attack was so disturbing. police say it caught the attention of viewers including one man who recognized the suspect and called police leading to the arrest of kari bazemore wednesday night. >> she was bleeding a lot. she was crying, she walked in and she said somebody slashed her in the face. >> amanda morris left with two visible gashes on her face after investigators say 41-year- old walked alongside her and then unprovoked slashed her and then ran off. it happened around 6:00 wednesday morning on west 23rd street in chelsea as morris was on her way to work. morris who had to have stitches writes on facebook, i was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and put in an unfortunate situation. it was about 12 hours later that that good samaritan spotted him walking near st. patrick's cathedral and called
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to learn from her experience adding "i did have a bad feeling about this man as soon as i saw him. his walk was irregular and he appeared under the influence by his body language and stance. always always trust your gut instincts." >> and police say he has a long criminal rap sheet including an arrest last month when he was accused of randomly punching a woman. for this case he's now being charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. reporting live this morning, janelle burrell, cbs is 2 news. time now 5:02 time for traffic and weather on the 2s john? >> thank you, chris. hi everybody. i'll tell you what here we are. happy new year. we're a week in, how you doing on your resolutions? clear, oh, man alex didn't like that. clear and 32. so it's freezing out there, west wind at five, southwest wind later today low to mid 40s around the area, you know there's going to be a mix of sun and clouds and i think we'll see more clouds lingering
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high pressure still in control and we stay dry. it's chilly out the door for you and the kids 40 at lunch time will feel like 40, 45 for the city midday hanging on to those nice numbers really into the evening hours, and then we'll see more clouds fill in tomorrow because some changes headed your way this weekend. but let's head you out the door here is alex to help. >> see john if you you don't make a resolution you can't break it so at this point i'm doing pretty well. if traveling checking hudson river crossings the george washington bridge moving well delay free and tunnels are flowing freely for you at the queens midtown tunnel be aware one tube is close for construction other tube is taking two way traffic but you are delay free. construction on the fdr drive does have a lane blocked northbound between 71st and 96th as well as one lane southbound between 106th and 96th street but clearly no delays as yet, alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. yes and mary? alex thank you. now to a developing story
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stock markets may be headed after another huge drop in asia. >> the shanghai mark el fell more than 7% overnight before trading was suspended for the second time this week. cbs 2 jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange with more for us. jill good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris and mary. we could be in for another bumpy ride on wall street this morning. earlier today china stock market halted trading as you said for the second time in three days. this time, it took just 30 minutes for stocks to plunge 7% so that triggers an automatic circuit breaker or a stop to trading. the big concern is that china's economy which is the second largest in the world is slowing down. china also one of the united states biggest trading partners. on wall street, the dow suffered a triple digit loss for the second time in three days yesterday losing 252 points and the nasdac was down 55 and futures right now pointing to a much lower open today and all-in all its been the worst start to the year on wall street since the financial
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have more on the market turmoil in the next half hour. in other news now happening today for the first time in new york, patients will be able to legally buy medical marijuana. >> eight dispenseries are opening today 18 months after state lawmakers landmark decision. cbs 2 andrea grymes joins us andrea? >> reporter: well chris and mary that dispensery is over my shoulder here on east post road in white plains as you mentioned eight dispenseries out of a total of 20 will open today with the remaining 12 opening throughout the rest of the month. >> patients looking for relief through cannabis can now legally get it in new york state including right here from licensed pharmacists. >> no joints, no cookies, no brownies, nothing of that sort. >> the white plains dispensery is one of eight opening today, about 18 months after governor cuomo signed a medical marijuana bill into law. patients will not be able to
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rather it will look like this, capsules, liquid cannabis and vaporizers using oil to replace rolled joints. the law says medical marijuana can be used to treat 10 serious diseases including but not limited cancer, hiv and aids, parkinson's, epilepsy and some spinal cord injuries. >> so this really is a turning point for many patients looking for this type of relief. >> columbia care will open a dispensery in manhattan on east 14th street. the ceo says medical marijuana has been shown to be more effective at treating many illnesses, compared to other pharmaceuticals. >> we have a patient registry that's shown over and over again that it controls pain in oncology more effectively and controls neuropathy pain more effectively, nausea, anxiety more effectively than standard of care. >> some opponents expressed concern the law is the first step towards full legalization. we found mixed reactions. >> if it helps people, it's okay. >> we don't need that.
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around the block don't you think? >> and there are several requirements a patient must meet before being allowed to get medical marijuana including receiving a valid state medical marijuana certificate from a registered physician. the state says so far, across new york, 150 doctors have registered. reporting live this morning in white plains, westchester county andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. motions run high in a bronx courtroom after the gunman in a shooting death of a toddler is sentenced. the two year old was caught in the cross fire of a shooting 10 years ago in morris heights as his family drove to church on easter sunday. 37 year old darryl hemfelt was sentenced to 25 years to life the maximum sentence during sentencing the victims mother faced her son's killer. >> while you were running i was picking out a casket for my son. you are a coward my son paid the highest price for something
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i will never get to see or hear his voice again because of you. >> he insists he's innocent. his mother flew into a rage after hearing the verdict and was thrown out of the courtroom. happening today, a new station name in honor of a jersey city fallen detective melvin santiago will be unveiled. in july of 2014 he was shot by a man who stole a security guards gun at wall groans and his family will help cut the ribbon on the new west district station and place personal artifacts from the fallen hero and memorabilia from other officers into a time cancel that will be opened in 100 years and it's jersey cities first new station in more than 60 years. so sorry powerball players. no one had the winning numbers for last nights $524 million jackpot. those numbers 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the powerball 17. >> most people buy quick picks and let the computer choose their numbers but richard lustig says that's not the way he's made his lottery millions.
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winner. he contends you need to treat the lottery like a job and play often and consistently using the same numbers to boost your odds. >> every time you keep playing and you keep losing, you keep getting closer to having a better chance of winning. >> but powerball officials say about 70% of past winners used quick picks. >> can we use quick picks? >> seven time winner. >> we did. >> we got a win. >> we were one number away from a million dollars from our morning show team here. >> so 22 of us will split $104. >> this is great. a wins a win. >> don't tell the irs. >> a win is a win. 5:04 stage crasher at the peoples choice awards. also will this be the new lock for a long island and new jersey commuters? the plans for a revamped penn station. and what will the former all-star wear when he's
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well after years of a drout california being hit with some flooding from los angeles to san francisco traffic has been a total mess more so than normal. there's been heavy rain for days triggered by the el nino system forecasters say there could be a break in the rain tomorrow but more downpours are expected on saturday. actually just got tweets from some people waking up that are like it's still raining out
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>> yes, san gabrielle, sierra nevada all the way up north could see 2-5 inches and then the problem is the ground is so hard its been so dry and then it runs into the basins and you have all kinds of problems. talk about a real mixed blessing. huge headaches right now but the reservoirs need that rain and the snowpack is great for the west as well and we're missing the snow. we're going to see a warm up over the next few days. you're getting up out of bed at 32 degrees in the city, wind out of the west at five relative humidity 38% so it's a january morning. got readings at 21 and i'll tell you what or john point, down through the hamptons not too bad but it's just cold. it's cold in the morning and then nice in the afternoon. 25 in greenwich, and one of the cooler readings sussex at 12, 24 for the jersey shore cool into western pa, up into buffalo through the motor city but we've got a warm front pushing through by sunday, you're in the upper 50s for
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40s, well above normal know where near the record at 64. i remember 07 it was a warm year. sun is up at 7:20, sunsets at 4:44 will that be the powerball number i don't know. still climbing today high pressure is in control, scratchers that's the way to go. we are going to see more clouds to the south tomorrow more clouds for everybody. your work and school day dry it's friday night though when here comes this little messy system so this is overnight friday into the first part of saturday light rain, stray drops. cool enough air north and west where? you could see a little bit of mixing whether it actually falls in flake form or freezes on contact, you're going to be watching out for that, that's overnight friday, then it turns wet saturday night as well so here st. way the weekend shapes up. saturday 20% chance of rain in the morning and then it's relatively quiet and mild, 48 overnight saturday into sunday that's when we'll see the
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a chance of that rain through midday heavy at times, but look at that. 56 and then you'll go from 56 to over 20 degrees colder by tuesday into wednesday and another big blast of cold air, middle part of next week. today it's relatively benign with sunnier conditions to the north and clouds linger south of the city and 45. 33 tonight and then a few more clouds friday, friday night into saturday light rain and saturday night into sunday heavier rain and windy as well it's a warm front 56 to 35 in just a couple of days so big changes next week. how many lanes you change is right now, alex? >> thank, john. well let's take a look at our live drive map. if traveling northern new jersey here is a look at your ride taking route 80 to the george washington bridge will take about 31 minutes at this time of the morning. commuting on route 287 from river dale down to route 78 will cost you about 26 minutes. mass transit is on or close to
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jersey trains, alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. chris over to you. alex thank you. governor cuomo vowing to turn his vision for a new penn station into a reality. yesterday, he announced plans for a $3 billion overhaul. now under the proposal amtrak would move across the street to the post office building and the existing long island railroad and new jersey transit con cores would be updated with a developer and final plans yet to be close en. now the governor says they will break ground this year. the announcement comes weeks after federal funding was secured for a new hudson river rail tunnel linking new york and new jersey at penn station. england has the stone henge, and now a new jersey shore town has the shore henge, but it could soon be wiped from the beach as fast as it got there. a non-profit organization donated this monument to the highlands and its survivors of superstorm sandy. the roof alone on this half a million dollar structure weighs
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from the town left one tiny yet crucial detail out. no one got a permit from the states department of environmental protection. island officials sent a letter demanding the group immediately remove the structure. >> i hope they don't change it. >> anything that's built around here in highlands we appreciate it, so i think the people just taking a little time to get used to it and like it. >> the highlands council will meet january 20 to explore its options. >> there are a lot of beautiful parts about the jersey shore. that not necessarily one. well hollywood's biggest stars came out for the 42nd annual peoples choice awards. >> the night was filled with surprises including a stranger who tried to steal the spotlight. we have more from downtown la. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: the ladies of the talk have plenty to dish about after they were on the people's
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>> like a notly crew. >> you aren't going to pull no steve harvey up in here. >> no sir. >> a stage crasher interrupted their acceptance speech for favorite daytime tv hosting team. cheryl underwood shut them down and sharon osborne helped him on his way with a kick. el nino interrupted the red carpet. it was tinted but couldn't keep out the rain. crews with vacuum cleaners attempted to dry the carpet before the stars arrived. >> it's just freezing. i've never been cold so i was like trying to pose but i'm like i'm freezing. >> when it's raining the biggest concern for the ladies is their hair. >> maybe there's more buns than you would is have normally seen tonight . the girls chose hair back. >> i was going to wear my hair down but i might have looked like a giant lionesse. >> what sets this award show apart from the rest is the fans decide the winners like the peoples choice for favorite premium cable tv show, homeland. >> we're from the theatre and
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heart off for something you love but if there's nobody in the seats it's all for nothing so you folks at home who are in the seats you mean everything to us and thank you thank you thank you. >> love homeland. one of my favorites. >> go sharon osborne, right? >> good kidding a smooth kick. she's a football lover. loves her british football. 5:19 up next a former met heading to the hall plus this. >> a long island senior proving its never too late to start a sick full new business. how this spicy venture has a sweet victory behind it. >> we'll get another check of
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traffic and weather on the 2s let's get over to john. >> good morning mary. hi everybody so it's refreshing in the city we have 32 degrees clear skies overhead more clouds for parts of the jersey shore. heading to the north though some single digit air temperature readings, wind not much of a menace but there's cold air in place. turn that number around at 12 and have 21 in sherman over to monroe, terrytown at 26 and freehold also cool at 24 and 27 in spring lake not too bad. low to mid 40s a few more clouds filling in this afternoon but nice and quiet for your thursday. how quiet is the ride and drive alex? >> so john we have changes but overall it's a pretty smooth commute. just wanted to first begin in jersey city where there's a disabled vehicle blocking the
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side of route 1 and 9 at carlton avenue. no delays as you make your way through the area. construction on the fdr drive has lanes blocked north bound between 71st and 96th street and one southbound lane blocked between 106th and 96th and through this area you're moving well. at the queens midtown tunnel one tube is closed for construction other is taking two way traffic. still no issues alternate side is in efolk city wide and be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. the knicks try to finally beat the heat and the mets legend finally gets a call to the hall. >> steve overmeyer has the cbs 2 wfan sports update. >> the only action tonight is the caps. yesterday though, a huge win for one mets legend, finally getting the call. he was elected to the hall of fame with 83% of the vote. he's arguably the great" hitting catcher in history and he will join tom sever as the only mets in cooperstown. last night the knicks shot 55%
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carmello anthony's 25 the knicks win 98-90 that's their 18th win of the season surpassing last years entire season total and brook lopez gave us the circus shot of the night. the nets get taken to town 91- 74 and the devils give up a shorthanded goal in montreal that ended up being the difference in the game. canadians take it 2-1. that's your cbs 2 wfan sports update. have a great day. at an age most people have been retired for years a long island man has launched a successful new business. >> cbs 2 reports it's a labor of love to honor his late wife. >> reporter: at age 92, earl fults turned his everlasting love for his late wife into a love for the spice of life. >> it's fun. i am having fun. >> years after retirement he made his dying wife gloria a promise.
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into a household name. >> he walked in and he said hi, i'm earl, i'm 88 years old and i want to start a food business and i asked him well what do you do with it and he said well it goes on everything and i thought i've heard this before. >> made by hand on long island's north fork the special seasoning was an instant hit. >> i'd go to the farmer's market and come back with heaps of this. >> the taste unique, growy had altered an age-old seasoning. to appeal to her american families pallete, mixing cumin, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt. >> it has a little kick. >> yeah, well it does. >> soon they were getting kudos from gourmet magazines and winning awards. best start up in the nation. it's now served up at yankee stadium handfuls has big plans. >> we're going to have single serve very soon where you'll just put it on your hamburger. >> and this is the companies future.
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of machinery which will enable it to go from 200 jars a day to 6,000. >> earl proves you're never too old to follow your dream. to me he every day when he locks at that jar he thinks of gloria. >> what she wanted to happen which filled the void, find something meaningful to do with your life other than to practice shuffleboard. i do choke up sometimes talking about her. >> there's love in that recipe. the real spice of life. in greenport, long island. >> what a great great story. he would like to start a charitable foundation with his companies profits. >> and he has plenty of them too. >> and that machine now are you kid together go from 200 to 6,000 a day? i want to get some of that stuff i want to try it. 5:26 a major chicken recall for a new york based company plus this an arrest in the disturbing slashing attack caught on surveillance video. we'll have a live report coming up.
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dispenseries officially open up today in new york state. i'll have more in a live report straight ahead. how safe is your nail salon? coming up the five tips to make sure you leave with healthy
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t os it's 5:30, 32 degrees on thursday, january 7 we're getting a little break from the really chilly weather with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s later today. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. >> but first for the first time ever new yorkers will be able to legally purchase medical marijuana in the state. >> eight dispenseries will open today including one in westchester county as cbs 2 andrea gripes joins us live in white plains andrea? >> reporter: well good morning chris and mary. as you can see the lights are on at this dispensery behind me on east post road in anticipation of their noon grand opening. it's one of eight opening across the state today with the remaining 12 to open across new york throughout the rest of the month. patients locking for relief through cannabis can now legally get it in new york state, including right here at vario health of new york from
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>> no joints, no cookies, no brownies, nothing of that sort. >> the white plains dispensery is one of eight opening today, about 18 months after governor cuomo signed a medical marijuana bill into law. patients will not be able to smoke it, rather it will look like this, capsules liquid cannabis and vaporizers using oil to replace rolled joints. the law says medical marijuana can be used to treat 10 serious diseases including but not limited cancer, hiv and aids, parkinson's, epilepsy and some spinal cord injuries. columbia care will open a dispensery in manhattan on east 14th street. the ceo says medical marijuana has been shown to be more effective at treating many illnesses compared to other pharmaceuticals. >> we have a patient registry that's shown over and over again that it controls pain in oncology more effectively. >> some opponents expressed concern the law is the first step towards full legalization.
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>> if it helps people, it's okay. >> we don't need that. >> there will probably be lines around the block don't you any. >> and there are several requirements a patient must meet before they can legally purchase this medical marijuana including receiving a valid medical marijuana certificate from a registered physician. about 150 doctors we're told have already registered. the state says as for the cost of medical marijuana that information will be made available today. reporting live in white plains westchester county andrea grymes cbs 2 news. time now is 5:32 time for traffic and weather on the 2s talking about things warming up it's still 32 degrees trout. >> it's cold out there right now. some single digit readings in hudson valley so chilly out the door you'll need the coat and gloves and sunglasses for parts of the area too. 32 wind out of the west at five around the area. it's quiet. we'll see clouds fill in today and tomorrow. there is a slow moving system that brings a chance of light
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today though, not a bad one. you're in the low to mid 40s across the area around 40 at lunch time in the city, 45 for your high and then yes, staying in the comfortable mid 40s after work and after school before we see a major warm up in the works for the weekend. >> john thank you. let's get to the commute. >> it's actually a really smooth ride. we have changes but nothing causing delays a live look at the hudson river crossings, the george washington bridge specifically if traveling here again like i was saying delay free not only here in lincoln and holland tunnels let's move to the queens midtown tunnel. just be aware one tube is closed for construction the other is taking two way traffic but no issues to report. construction on the fdr drive has a lane blocked north bound between 71st and 96th street also a southbound lane between 106th and 96th street you have company but you weren't stopped through the area. west side highway is a smooth ride, alternated side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. breaking news now on an
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slashing of a young woman as she walked to work through chelsea yesterday morning . police say this surveillance video showing the attack was key in making an arrest. >> cbs 2 janelle burrell joins us live from the police precinct where the suspect is being held. janelle? >> reporter: well chris and mary, the victim says that this attack was completely unprovoked and the suspect apparently is a man who has a history of random attacks. in this case what made the different was that surveillance video. somebody recognized the suspect from the images and called police. the video of the slashing attack was so disturbing, police say it caught the attention of viewers including one man who recognized the suspect and called police. leading to the arrest of kari bazemore wednesday night. >> she was bleeding a lot. she was crying, she walked in and she said somebody slashed her in the face. >> amanda morris left with two visible gash on her face after investigators say 41-year-old
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her and unprovoked slashed her and then ran off. it happened around 6:00 wednesday morning on west 23rd street in chelsea as morris was on her way to work. morris who had to have stitches writes on facebook, i was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and put in an unfortunate situation. it was about 12 hours later that that good samaritan spotted kari bazemore walking near st. patrick's cathedral and called police morris now urging others to learn from her experience adding "i did have a bad feeling about this man as soon as i saw him. his walk was irregular and he appeared under the influence by his body language and stance. always always trust your gut instincts." >> now police say just last month, kari bazemore was arrested for punching a woman randomly in the face and in this case he's now charged with criminal possession of a weapon as well as felony assault. reporting live this morning, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news.
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with the murder of his pregnant daughter. >> the body hidden in the home they shared. cbs 2 valerie castro has the story from baychester. >> reporter: 61 year old william caruth didn't say a word as he was lead out of the 47th precinct in handcuffs, charged with the murder of his pregnant daughter. the victim's friend yelling in disgust. >> you murderer. that was your own daughter. >> the body of 39 year old andrea caruth was discovered inside the home she shared with her boyfriend and her father who lived in the basement apartment. police sources tell cbs 2 her body was discovered shoved in the basement crawl space covered up with plywood, a rug and some gravel. cadaver dogs pointed police to the remains. investigators removed what appeared to be a machete from the home though they haven't released how she was killed. caruth was five months pregnant with her first child. >> this should not happen to
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unborn baby it's very very sad. >> she's a nice woman. >> heart broken friends gathered outside a neighbor's home and released red and white balloons. >> we pray and we singsongs to celebrate her life. >> some say they saw william caruth before the body was found. >> he kept quiet. i didn't see him crying on anything. he didn't seem shocked and i didn't see any reaction. >> sources say the motive may have stem interested an argument over money but many friends say they can't understand how a father could kill his daughter and future grand child. >> how anybody could be that insane or that hateful for your own flesh and blood is unthinkable. >> and friends who attended last nights vigil also released balloons for the unborn baby. new this morning a police search under way after a violent robbery in queens investigators released this video of the suspects police
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another man in a chokehold while the woman he was with took the victim's phone and cash. it happened back on new years day at about 2:30:00 a.m. on 65th street in woodside. fire forces the evacuation of part of a hotel near times square. firefighters arrived at the trip by wyndham to he'll just after 9:00 last night. flames broke out in a first floor kitchen, a hotel second floor was cleared out. crews quickly got the fire under control about 30 minutes, one person was hurt but not seriously. well if you were planning to pay off holiday shopping bills by winning the $524 million powerball jackpot last night guess what? you still to pay those minimum balances. >> yeah, i have bigger plans than that. nobody had all of the winning numbers last night so here they are. 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the powerball was 17. even if you just get five of those numbers you win big or the powerball too you can win. we won a little bit here, not very much. $4 each? >> yes.
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estimated $675 million the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history so your odds of winning about one in 292 million. >> that is a very conservative estimate right now. they are already talking about this being between 700 and $800 million. coming up, a major chicken recall involving a local food market. also another meltdown for asian stocks trading stopped again today we'll head out live to the new york stock exchange to find out how it's going to impact the markets here. plus they are flying off the shelves but crashing at the hands of consumers how you could get insurance for that new very expensive drone. don't forget you can connect with us during the show and of course all morning long post an update on facebook. love to hear from you too, write something to us in the comment section we'll get back
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at cbs new york. 5:42 we are very excited here this morning time for traffic and weather on the 2s john elliott is up with your forecast. >> mary calvi was just on the phone with an attorney. they're coming up with a plan for us to buy lotto tickets. they want everything note afterrized before we buy lottery just because we won $100. can you imagine the reality show if this joint won 800 million? all right we are looking at the teens to the north and west, even charlie has got 10 there, 25 a little bit of a stand out there, i bet that's our good buddy holly. let's check in though with bob. let's check and i like this because yesterday, a little christmas, today orthodox russian and greek christmas today, so if you and your family are celebrating i hope
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like this fun fact from jane, the weather machine 19 sure reporting the temperature but if the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels. i love that. love science, stem that's what we need more of. here is what our cameras looking at in the city. we got nice quiet conditions, lady liberty nice and serene on the scene with cool condition in the park 32. that is actually one of the warmer readings. look at 10, look at wayne and 14 and even there goes lonnie, lakewood 24 and 17 in kingston, i have a lot of friends in kingston. we have nice high pressure in control here. show you quickly what's going on. wet weather for the gulf and a little out to sea but we have this parade of rain that's going to be pushing through. unfortuntely flooding rain continues san diego all the way up into san francisco today, our day today is quiet. you'll see a mix of sun and
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and clouds to the south and 45. overnight tonight, not bad. it's january and 33. cool 20s for the suburbs and then tomorrow, tomorrow some changes. we talked about those multiple systems heading our way. well the clouds will fill in and then it's friday night into saturday with some light rain and mixed precipitation into the hudson valley but then saturday night into sunday morning, it gets a little bit more interesting potentially challenging. it's a warm front so you're dealing with warmer conditions, warmer air but pockets of heavy rain possible and gusty winds as well and now this will exit late sunday morning or into early sunday afternoon but you're looking at the potential for a soaking rain and now that warm front will drive us up to 56, look at that though over a 20-degree drop tuesday into wednesday, quite cool feeling a lot more like january. so 5:44 in the morning, last time we checked in with alex it was smooth sailing what's going on? >> when that trend really does continue, john. we have late running
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has two lanes blocked in the southbound side between the cross bronx and exit 6 you have delays that flow back to burnside avenue so you'll want to anticipate but let's move through the area of brooklyn commuters taking the belt parkway westbound from jfk airport expect a 19 minute drive taking the bqe combination north bound up to the lie will take about 22 minutes so not too bad right on track. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary? in money watch wall street is bracing for another potential rough ride after another dramatic fall in asian stocks. >> cbs 2 jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange with more. jill? >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. it's shaping up to be another rough day on wall street after china' stock market took a nose dive forcing it to shutdown. stocks plunge 7% after just half an hour of trading so that
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breaker and the big concern is that china's economy the second largest in the world is slowing down. china is one of the united states biggest trading partners. futures are already pointing to a much lower open today possibly a 400 point drop at the open for the dow and yesterday the dow fell 252 points and it will open below that 17,000 mark the nasdac dropped about 55 points and another concern for the markets is the falling price of oil, so they are now nearing a 12 year low as tensions player between iran and saudi arabia, global oversupply and less demand sent prices lower. now to good news on the u.s. economy. job growth surged in december. payroll processor adp says private companies added about 25 7,000 jobs which is way more than expected. and apple says customers spent more than a billion dollars on in app purchases over the holidays. new years day was the biggest day ever for the app store. christmas day the second. i would think it would be
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and mary? thanks so much. we'll be watching wall street throughout the day. from drones under christmas trees to drones crashing into trees lawns even buildings. >> cbs 2 meg baker shows us what happens when amateures are at the controls and how one company is now cashing in. >> reporter: just search the social media hash tag drone fail or drone crash and you'll see crash after crash. all those drones given as gifts are now being flown for the first time and often the first flight doesn't end well. >> this is your basic dji phantom. >> a licensed pilot and instructor loves just about anything that flies. he and his business partners recently launched drone university usa one of the companies offering classes all over the country on how to fly a drone. >> we've been around about a year. >> they are hoping to cash in on a new generation of krone enthusiasts. sales for the unmanned aircraft are growing the.
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given as gifts over the holidays. morris says the downside to the growing market is that it could become a safety hazard if skies are cluttered with unskilled drone pilots. some of these aircrafts can reach speeds up to 100 miles an hour. >> these things are pretty powerful and that's the reason we need to train them to be able to operate them properly. >> companies see the potential for disaster too. the question is are you covered? some companies might include them in your homeowners policy. others could lump them in with other things classed as high risk. >> bad dogs tend to bite people and swimming pools that are unguarded and don't have a fence. landing here. >> new operators should call their insurance agent to see if they are covered. >> throw out what if questions. you'll want to know that before the accident happens. >> the insurance policy should pay for the cost of any property damage or injuries. additional coverage could also cover repairing your drone. meg baker cbs 2 news.
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their device with the faa by february 19. registration is free through january 21. after that you have to pay $5. >> makes you nervous when you'll see those videos. coming up don't let a trip to the nail salon be hazardous to your health. the five tips for getting a safe manicure. in our next half hour a commuter alert cracking down on riders would try to cheat the system by parking illegally. first the morning score board the knicks make it 2 & 0 in a road and they beat the heat 98-90 raptors all over the
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budget can now make reservations for restaurant week. 372 restaurants around the city are participating restaurants representing dozens of different cuisines are offering a three course dinner for $38 and three course lunch for $25. restaurant week which is more than a week runs from january 18 through february 5 which leads me to this maybe they need to change the title to restaurant fort night or something like that. >> [laughter] whatever the case. i'm hungry. 5:52 traffic and weather on the 2s. >> if you're hungry for it look at that, that's the way the world works. if you like a nice quiet day i can serve that up. it's cold right now, 32 in the city wind out of the west at about five miles an hour we have readings in the teens into parts of the hudson valley very cool for eastern suffolk, usually is but then this afternoon it's a pleasant mix of sun and clouds and a little bit more sun to the north a few more clouds fill in long island and to the south so there will be variation as far as the temperatures go. low to mid 40s but above normal
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days, 48 on saturday, mid to upper 50s on sunday. 5:53 let's get you there if you got to go here is alex. >> john thanks good morning. if traveling the bronx we have late running construction two lanes are blocked in the southbound side between the cross bronx and exit 6 so delays here are back to burnside avenue, past fordham road so a little bit of a lengthy commute as you make your way through the area this is the only problem spot on the roads but rails we have issues due to fdny activity 59th street columbus circle. express only from times square 42nd street to 72nd street. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't chris and mary? alex thank you. well a warning for time warner cable customers your personal information may have fallen into the wrong hands. the company says the e-mail addresses and passwords of 320,000 customers were stolen. the information did not come strictly. the fbi is aware of the
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investigating the company says customers should reset their e- mail passwords just as a precaution a warning this morning if you purchased chicken products from wegmans food market. the new york based grocery store chain recalled more than 1000 pounds of chicken and inspector found wegmans sold the products without federal inspection and the u.s. department of agriculture issued a class 1 recall meaning there is a reasonable probability that consuming the product will result in serious health consequences. the chicken was shipped to six states including new york, new jersey, the items were produced on january 3rd. well restaurants in new york city have a grading system for cleanliness. there's a similar move to do the same for businesses like nail salons and barber shops. >> the measure is aimed at protecting customers from contracting infections, alex denis is back with five nail salons secrets to protect yourself. i need to hear these alex. >> chris and mary so nail salons are a $7 billion industry in the u.s. with 2000 shops located in new york city but without a grading system
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putting your health at risk. recent studies found unsanitary salons can infect clients with mrsa, hepatitis and other infections. the plan would resemble the current letter grading system used by the department of health to monitor restaurants and would be clearly displayed in businesses. in the meantime though there are some things you can do to help protect yourself. use common sense, good housekeeping says yeah it may sound like a no-brainer but look for a clean environment, clean workstations and sterilization practices . the package of the sterilized tools should be opened in front of you and check online to make sure the salon is certified. invest in your own tools so stock your kit with nail files, buffers clippers and brushes and bring your own polish while it's fun to pick from dozens of pretty polish the problem with sharing the bottle is the risk of spreading or actually contracting bacteria. and don't cut your cutie calls. they are meant to protect germs from entering into the body. by cutting them you compromise that barrier. push them back instead and
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something feels uncomfortable let the technician know getting cut increases your chances of an infection and if you come in with a cut they actually say just stay home and let it heal because it increases your chance. >> this all reminds me i need a manicure. but that's a good idea to bring your own polish and your own tools. >> and sometimes the technicians will be standoff because they like to work with their own tools and there's 2000 shops go next door. >> that's true. >> you really nailed it. >> [laughter] speaking of which? >> i know. >> you aren't wearing any open toe sandals. >> it's going to be cool to start but pretty comfortable afternoon. >> overall a smooth ride for the commute. don't have much going on. >> way to transition from nails to traffic. >> a good buffer here. >> time is 5:56 still ahead, breaking news miners trapped 800 feet below ground in upstate new york an update on this breaking news story coming um. police make an arrest in a random slashing in chelsea. we are live with the details. a plan by governor cuomo to
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it is 6:00, 32 degrees on this thursday, january 7, warmer weather today than we've seen in the last few days. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. alex and john standing by with traffic and weather on the 2s but first here is what's new. we have breaking news in upstate new york, 17 miners trapped in an elevator almost 800 feet below ground, an update on that situation is coming up. she was bleeding a lot. she was crying. she walked in and she said somebody slashed her in the face. >> police make an arrest in a random slashing in chelsea. surveillance video shows the attacker cutting a woman as she walked to work. we are live with the details coming up.
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father accused in the murder of his pregnant daughter the body of 39 year old andrea caruth was discovered inside the home she shared together along with her boyfriend 61 year old william caruth, her father is charged with the murder. no joints, no cookies. >> the medical marijuana dispensery is opening in new york today will not be like the ones in colorado so how will licensed pharmacists dispense the drug and who will it be available to? find out in a live report. all eyes on wall street today after another round of huge losses for asian markets overnight trading was suspended in china following the steep plunge now investors are waiting to see how the u.s. market will respond. millions of people took a shot at the powerball jackpot last night worth over half a billion dollars. well no one took home the big prize. plenty of people won smaller prizes and we'll have those numbers still ahead. it was a moment from the
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everyone talking today. a man pulls a kanye during the talk's acceptance speech and co- hot wasn't having any of it. wait until you see how sharon osborne responded as the man was literally kicked off the stage. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s . here is meteorologist john elliott. >> turning out the weather window a little definition of the clouds it's a chilly morning but for january we'll see numbers above normal this afternoon. 32 oh, yeah that coat, nice allie this morning or perhaps a new scarf, winds out of the west at six relative humidity still very dry and dew point low. clouds will fill in today likely more clouds linger for parts of middle sex, monmouth, ocean, counties to the south down to cape may and then we see more clouds fill in for your friday. by and large though it's relatively quiet, with shifting winds build chills not much of an issue 40 at lunch time, 45 for your early afternoon high but still the low to mid 40s after work and school so pretty
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nice conditions to look forward to. what can you look forward to on what has been a nice smooth morning commute? high alex. >> hi john good morning everyone. thanks for waking up with us. i do have late running construction to tell you about finally starting to wrap on the southbound side, between the cross bronx and exit 6, still delays back past fordham road but moving much better than last we checked in let's move to the george washington bridge you are still delay flow upper and lower decks not only here lincoln and holland tunnels as well. at the queens midtown tunnel we have a tube closed for construction. the other tube is taking two way traffic but you are delay free. alternate side is in effect city wide and do remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris over to you. thank you, breaking news now in upstate new york, where 17 workers are trapped in a salt mine happening in the town of lansing just north, the workers are stuck in all elevator and there are more than 750 feet below ground, rescue workers are checking the integrity of the system and are working to get the workers out. a crane is also being brought
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of injuries at this time. more breaking news the bronx man will be arraigned later this morning charged with a random slashing attack in chelsea. >> the victim was a woman on her way to work yesterday morning, cbs 2 janelle burrell joins us live from the police precinct where the suspect is currently being held. janelle? >> reporter: bill this is a man whose been arrested dozens of times before and in this instance he was caught just 12 hours after that attack. and what made the difference in this case is that surveillance video, someone recognized him down police. the video of the slashing attack was so disturbing, police say it caught the attention of viewers including one man who recognized the suspect and called police. leading to the arrest of kari bazemore wednesday night. >> she was bleeding a lot. she was crying. she walked in and she said somebody slashed her in the face. >> amanda morris left with two
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after investigators say 41-year- old kari bazemore walked alongside her and unprovoked slashed her and then ran off. it happened around 6:00 wednesday morning on west 23rd street in chelsea as morris was on her way to work. morris who had to have stitches writes on facebook, i was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and put in an unfortunate situation. it was about 12 hours later that that good samaritan spotted kari bazemore walking near st. patrick's cathedral and called police. morris urging others to learn from her experience adding that i did have a bad feeling about this man as soon as i saw him. his walk was in regular and he appeared under the influence by his body language and stance. always always trust your gut instincts. >> now police say just last month, kari bazemore was arrested for randomly punching a woman in the face and this most recent attack, which he will be arraigned for later this morning he is charged with
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criminal possession of a weapon. reporting live this morning, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle thank you. new this morning, police make an arrest in the stabbing death of mcdonald's worker in the bronx. 43 year old raphael gonzalez has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed 28 year old adam garcia multiple times in the restaurant parking lot. less say he turned himself in last night. investigators say he can be seen on video walking away from the scene. on monday the two had a dispute inside the mcdonald's near west 236th street in kings bridge. police say gonzalez is a homeless man with a long rap sheet. happening today for the first time in new york patients will be able to legally buy medical marijuana. >> eight dispenseries are opening today 18 months after state lawmakers landmark decision. cbs 2 andrea grymes joins us live at one of the locations in white plains. >> reporter: well chris and mary you can see the lights are on at this dispensery on east post road here in white plains, a total of 20 dispenseries will
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eight today and the one behind me opens up at 12 noon. patients looking for relief through cannabis can now legally get it in new york state, including right here at vario health in new york from licensed pharmacists. >> no joints, no cookies, no brownies nothing of that sort. >> the white plains dispensery is one of eight opening today, about 18 months after governor cuomo signed a medical marijuana bill into law. patients will not be able to smoke it. rather it will look like this, capsules, liquid cannabis and vaporizers using oil to replace rolled joints. the law says medical marijuana can be used to treat ten serious diseases including but not limited cancer, hiv and aids, parkinson's, epilepsy and some spinal cord injuries. columbia care will open a dispensery in manhattan today on east 14th street. the ceo says medical marijuana has been shown to be more
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illnesses, compared to other pharmaceuticals. >> we have a patient registry that's shown over and over again it controls pain in oncology more effectively. >> some opponents expressed the law is the first step towards full legalization. we found mixed reactions. >> if it helps people it's okay. >> we don't need that. >> there will probably be lines around the block don't you think? >> now this is not the kind of thing where you can just show up to one of these dispenseries just anybody and get this medical marijuana. you do need to meet several requirements including getting a valid state medical marijuana program certificate from a registered physician. the state says there are about 150 doctors registered already. as for the cost of all of this, the state says dispenseries will have that information available to patients today. reporting live in white plains westchester county andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you switching gears now sorry powerball players guess what?
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numbers for last nights whopping $524 million jackpot. >> so those magic numbers 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 powerball 17. most people buy quick picks and let the computer choose their numbers but richard lustig says that's not the way he's mademillions in the lottery. he's a seven time grand prize winner and lustig contends you need to treat the lottery like a job and he says playoff and consistently using the same numbers to boost your odds. >> every time you keep playing and you keep losing, you keep getting closer to having a better chance of winning. >> but powerball officials say about 70% of past winners use quick picks so you have two schools of thought right there. >> well we use quick picks to win our big prize. >> and we were one number away as a team our entire morning team 22 people worth we were one number away from $1 million. so instead we settle for 104 and we're rolling it into this weekends jackpot. we're letting it ride.
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>> letting it ride mary. still ahead the plan to save commuters money on the new york state through way. plus we'll show you'll the new technology quickly catching illegal parked cars in a lirr train station. you've heard the horror stories now new jersey university is taking action
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going over with this contract you've come up with our next powerball lottery buy it's very confusing. apparently we're creating some kind of super lottery here at cbs 2 very exciting i'm sure chris will be tweeting it out and i'm sorry you aren't allowed. it's corporate. here is the deal we've got readings 10-13, 13, cool in the hudson valley and 24 lady stacey in plainfield view. now i guess that i can skip one of the clothing layers today. yeah, i think so. you're looking at the mid 40s long island you'll see a few more clouds than we'll see out in parts of new jersey. right now dwayne has 18 degrees so cooler north and west and also thank you, anthony for reminding me that it's harlem globetrotters day. they played their first game in 1927 that's why i'm wearing basketball orange today. in the city right now, orange you glad look that that we're seeing a little bit of orange
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globetrotters, also some mets orange too, i think that's nice too. in the city, we're at 32. wind out of the west at six, numbers around the area, cool north and west look at chatham, 14 in chatham, sandy called and she says man it's cold in chatham, with 14 in liberty right now, and the coolest spot at nine. well here is what we're talking about there will be a mix of sun and clouds today and we're waiting for some wet weather. this is friday night. little bit of wet weather and then another system will merge with that saturday night, so it's friday night and then again saturday night. your thursday is fine, more clouds to the south brighter north and west and numbers will be nice today and then we see that chance of a little bit of light rain friday night late. now the problem is going to be with cold enough air you could see a little bit of freezing drizzle maybe a little bit of snow. a little messy early saturday morning so watch for slick spots sullivan, dutchess even parts of orange county but then
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rain that is saturday night into sunday through midday. it's a warm front so you're appreciate aboutly warmer sunday before you'll see a 20- degree drop from sunday into tuesday and wednesday of next week. i think alex is in for another $2 so-- >> roll it over big winner john. if traveling at the george washington bridge we had an earlier tractor trailer blocking the lane on the inbound lower level so trucks aren't allowed in that aerial it does look as though its been cleared out but we are seeing delays of 10 minutes as you make your way through the area. hopefully you'll catch relief shortly. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive mary back to you. alex thank you. to a developing story now u.s. stock futures are way down this morning after more huge losses for asian markets overnight. trading was stopped at shanghai stock market but only after it had already lost 7% of its value in a single session. this is the second time in a week markets were halted. a rough day for stocks in this
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industrial average fell by 252 points and nasdac composite dropped by 55, s & p lost 26. great news for drivers traveling on the new york state through way. governor cuomo says he's freezing tolls until 2020. the governor's also eliminating tolls for all agricultural traffic and will give frequent riders a tax credit that cuts their tolls in half. governor cuomo will oppose $1 billion in the state budget to pay for the toll plan. he unveils the budget on the 13th of january. if you park your car at a commuter rail parking lot beware. in some lots new cameras are doing more than taking pictures they are scanning license plates looking for non-resident cars trying to cheat the system from long island, cbs 2. >> reporter: eyes on your license plate? introducing drive by fines imported from canada the latest tool to catch parking. >> actually bringing technology here to the commuter parking lots in port washington.
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long island railroad lots are completely jammed here, overcrowded by non-residents seeking to board the only lirr line that goes directly into penn station without going through jamaica. new super scanners will read fines via computer. >> no parking rights. >> and from there, they start issuing your ticket. >> that will save money and time says town supervisor judy bosworth, instead of the task of the individually checking 1000 cars for permit stickers on bumpers and vouchers hanging from mirrors. >> replace these. >> the six code enforcement officers will be free to patrol the community. cameras could eliminate human error and protect those who pay $255 a year for the parking privilege. you can register online and it will be paperless. >> a local of out-of-towners want to come and take advantage. >> my only concern about that is that it might affect business.
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direction, we need to focus on more spaces. >> surveillance technology has raised some civil liberties concerns, with worries that data gathered could be easily hacked. >> we're in the business of making sure that cars belong in our lots so each day, the data that's checked will be dumped. >> it's hoped this program, the first on long island, will ease competition for parking, from port washington, cbs 2 news. the technology will cost $50,000 and is expect today pay for itself within two years. well the time is now 6:18 coming up next here the most talked about moments from the people choses choice awards. our next half hour reassure suring news for women who take birth control why it might not be connected to birth detects. pepper discovers a
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come get health insurance, it's easy. i can help you. i just love helping people. i don't want anybody to be without health insurance. enrollment for 2016 is happening now. welcome to cbs 2 news on thursday, 32 degrees out there at 6:21. so after years of a drout, california is being hit with flooding from los angeles to san francisco. traffic has been a real mess there's been heavy rain for days triggered by the el nino system. forecasters say there could be a break in the rain tomorrow but more downpours are expected on saturday. hoverboards are now banned at one new jersey university. officials at kean university says the boards pose potential fire hazards and a risk of injury to students. u.s. consumer officials are investigating 10 reports of
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linked to faulty battery and there'svideo on social media of people falling off the boards. ever hoverboards are found at the union and ocean campuses they will be confiscated. you have now been warned. >> that would be me. >> that's exactly like the whole rollerblade thing you break your witnesses and dislocate shoulders again we keep calling them hoverboards they do not hover they just roll around. >> [laughter] it's the weiderest name for a thing that doesn't hover but whatever. well i'll tell you what el nino is hovering. you mentioned the california one just real quick snapshot of what's going on out west and it's another day of heavy rain out there. parts of the area san diego all the way up through los angeles santa barbara and into san francisco, brighter colors indicating heavier rain. san gabrielle mountains really going to see the worst today. in our area nothing like that. it's relatively quiet and 32 it's january, so it's cool out the door and we still have
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of the hudson valley and cold around the hamptons as well 32 now though, 45 later today. >> okay john, 45 that sounds good. >> slow going in some spots. >> overall it was a pretty good morning and now recently we have a couple new alerts so want to begin in brooklyn where there's now an accident blocking the left lane on the northbound side at 66th street this is a live look from one of our cameras in the area delays are now back and in how thorn we have reports of icing blocking the right north bound lane on the springbrook parkway at bradhurst avenue. stick with the saw mill, mass transit everything is on or close to schedule alternate side is in effect city wide and do remember to be safe don't text and drive and i saw you guys looking at that picture. pretty incredible. >> thanks alex appreciate that. we'll keep you updated on that situation of course. in sports the knicks try to beat the heats and mets legend gets a call to the hall. >> steve has the cbs 2 sports update.
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yesterday though, a huge win for one mets legend. he finally got the call. he was elected to the hall of fame with 83% of the vote he's arguably the greatest hitting catcher in history and he will join tom sever as the only mets in cooperstown. last night the knicks shot 55% against the heat lead by carmello anthony's 25 the knicks win 98-90 that's their 18th win of the season surpassing last years entire season long win total. and brook lopez gave us the circus shot of the night. the nets get taken to town by the raptors 91-74 and devils give up a shorthanded goal in montreal that ended up being the difference in the game. canadians take it 2-1. that's your cbs 2 wfan sports update. i'm steve overmeyer have a great day. in this mornings most talked about moments at the people's choice awards. >> this was unbelievable. let's bring in alex to talk about what went down. >> so the ladies of the cbs
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to talk about this morning. they took home the award for favorite daytime tv hosting team but their big moment was hijacked by a stage crasher. >> no, no sir, no sir. >> security. >> you're out of here. >> get out of here. the man was promptly kicked off the stage literally by sharon and sarah gilbert was able to finish her acceptance speech. my first thought, i thought is it a part of it? it's almost confusing and you realize really he got through security. >> she kicked him off. peoples choice presenter actually tore dakotas johnson' dress as he congratulated her.
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the film 50 shades of gray took it all-in stride. >> leslie just broke my dress, [laughter]. >> the winners last night, including chaning tatum who won favorite movie actor, sandra bullock was named favorite movie actress, the big bang theory was favorite tv show and super girl flew home with favorite new tv drama. chris you saw a couple of those. >> big super girl fan. >> i love that show. >> well done. >> yay for cbs. >> i can't wait to hear how they respond on the talked to about this. holy cow. this guy better watch himself. he's a marked man right now. >> thank you so much alex. 6:26 up next we're following breaking news in upstate new york, 17 miners trapped underground we'll update you on that rescue coming up. also a suspected slasher off the streets how police were able to find the man accused of frightening attack. the earth suddenly gave way the jaw dropping situation happening in the back of a new jersey home. if you want a doughnut have a doughnut.
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>> jerry seinfeld doing what he does best, dropping by the late show with steven colbert.
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in just a moment. good morning 6:30 here on this thursday, january 7. currently 32-degree we're following breaking news on the gowanus expressway in brooklyn right now. a car on its side chopper 2 over the scene alex will have details coming up in a traffic report in just a few moments but you can see this is a major crash with first responders on the scene right now providing aid and traffic obviously stopped in this air yeah but an update coming um in just a few moments good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. we'll have more on that horrific accident. but first, for the first time ever new yorkers will be able to legally purchase medical marijuana in the states. >> eight dispenseries will open today including one in westchester county. cbs 2 andrea grymes joins us live in white plains. andrea? >> reporter: well chris and mary one of the dispenseries ceo's calls today a turning point for patients. this other dispensery that you'll see behind me with the lights on here on east post road is one of 20 that will open up this month.
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specifically today. this one opens at 12 noon. patients looking for relief through cannabis can now legally get it in new york state, including right here at vario health of new york from licensed pharmacists. >> no joints, no cookies, no brownies, nothing of that sort. >> the white plains dispensery is one of eight opening today, about 18 months after governor cuomo signed a medical marijuana bill into law. patients will not be able to smoke it, rather it will look like this, capsules liquid cannabis and vaporizers using oil to replace rolled joints. the law says medical marijuana can be used to treat ten serious diseases including but not limited cancer, hiv and aids, parkinson's, epilepsy and some spinal cord injuries. columbia care will open a dispensery in manhattan today on east 14th street. the ceo says medical marijuana has been shown to be more
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illnesses compared to other pharmaceuticals. >> we have a patient registry that's shown over and over again that it controls pain in oncology more effect every. >> some opponents have expressed concern the law is the first step towards full legalization. we found mixed reactions. >> if it helps people it's okay. >> we don't need that. >> there will probably be lines around the block don't you think? >> and you can't just show up to dispenseries like the one behind me out of the blue and buy medical marijuana. you do need to meet several requirements including getting a valid state medical marijuana program certificate from a registered physician. the state says as of now about 150 doctors are registered across new york. reporting live this morning in white plains westchester county andrea grymes cbs 2 news. time now is 6:32 time for traffic and weather on the 2s switching it up going to traffic and join alex denis. >> so if you're traveling this morning near the gowanus we
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first responders are on scene. chopper 2 is above the scene with more information for us. good morning, jim. >> reporter: alex we are over the outbound gowanus, this is just after the split with the belt parkway. now you can see that one vehicle that is standing straight up on its end that has been propped up. there is another vehicle underneath that car. firefighters have propped up that vehicle so they can get access to it. it looks like they are still trying to get someone out of another vehicle. at this time the outbound side of the gowanus expressway completely shutdown again this is just after the split off with the belt parkway. there are delays there but also on the inbound side, the hov lane has been shutdown and there are delays now bumper to bumper traffic back to the bridge. live in chopper 2 jim smith cbs 2 news. >> we're seeing rubber necking delays in the opposite direction. jim will update you on this story, alternate side is in effect city wide be safe don't text and drive and if you are traveling to the airport
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schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. john, over to you. you know, alex you mentioned earlier some icing concerns out there as well. i mean the temperatures are cold enough if any moisture should find its way on a roadway, a bridge or even a sidewalk in front of the house it would be in ice form because we're still dealing with numbers january-like. 32 is the air temperature reading in the park. we have cooler readings north and west some still in the teens, some clouds filling in, y that will be the order of the day today but it's a relatively quiet day. shooting for the mid 40s right around 40 at lunch time, 45 your high this afternoon mild later today, and very warm this weekend but 50-degree days in january are not as rare as you might think. we'll take a lock at that and have the rest of your seven day coming up right now right back to the desk. john thanks now to an update on breaking news in upstate new york where 17 workers are trapped in a salt
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now the workers are stuck in an elevator at the cargill salt mine more than 750 feet below ground a crane is on the scene to help rescue workers there. they've been trapped since 10:00 p.m. last night. there are no reports of any serious injuries at this time but we'll continue to bring you details as they become available in our cbs 2 news room. more breaking news now an arrest in the apparently random slashing of a woman as she walked to work through chelsea yesterday morning. police say the surveillance video showing the attack was key in making the arrest. >> cbs 2 janelle burrell joins us live from the police precinct where the suspect is being held. janelle? >> reporter: well chris and mary, 41-year-old kari bazemore has a long criminal rap sheet including a history of similar random attacks. now what made the difference in this case was that surveillance video somebody recognized kari bazemore from that video and then flagged down police. the video of the slashing attack was so disturbing, police say it caught the
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one man who recognized the suspect and called police. leading to the arrest of car but wednesday night. >> she was bleeding a lot. she was crying, she walked in and she said that somebody slashed her in the face. >> amanda morris left with two visible gashes on her face after investigators say 41-year- old kari bazemore walked alongside her and then unprovoked slashed her and then ran off. it happened around 6:00 wednesday morning on west 23rd street in chelsea as morris was on her way to work. morris who had to have stitches writes on facebook, i was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and put in an unfortunate situation. it was about 12 hours later that that good samaritan spotted kari bazemore walking near st. patrick's cathedral and called police. morris now urging others to learn from her experience adding "it did have a bad feeling about this man as soon as i saw him. his walk was in regular and he
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his body language and stance. always always trust your gut instincts. >> kari bazemore this morning charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. reporting live this morning, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle thank you. a bronx man is charged with killing his pregnant daughter and burying her body in the basement of their baychester home. >> did you kill your daughter? >> 61 year old william caruth said nothing as he was lead from a police station house in handcuffs. the body of 39 year old andrea caruth was discovered yesterday in a basement crawl space covered with plywood, a rug and gravel. her friends are heart broken. >> this should not happen to anyone. it is so brutal and her poor unborn baby. it's very very sad. >> andrea caruth was five months pregnant with their first child. her boyfriend who also live in the house reported her missing monday. the motive for the murder may
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argument over money. fire forces the evacuation of part of a hotel near times square. firefighters arrived at the trip by wyndham hotel just after 9:00 last night. flames broke out in a first floor kitchen. the hotel's second floor was cleared out crews quickly got the fire under control in about 30 minutes, one person was hurt but not seriously. no winner in last nights huge powerball jackpot. those six numbers 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the powerball was 17. >> but most people buy quick picks and let the computer choose their numbers but cbs 2 jessica schneider spoke with a lottery millionaire who says that's not the only way to win. >> reporter: it's the same every big lotto jackpot. stampedes of people waiting in line to buy their tickets. >> we're getting some powerball tickets for grandma. >> but with the odds of one in 292 million, there's got to be a strategy to winning big, right? >> it's going to be a combination of automatic
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numbers she has in mind she's going to play. >> steve and his 12 year old daughter eve play about once a year. >> let it roll. let it roll. >> they leave a little to chance and some to eve's lucky numbers. >> for the fun of it and we'll see what happens. the cost of college education these days, you know? >> might as well bank on this. >> might as well try for ivy league. >> and you might not want to actually pick your numbers. it turns outcome pewter generated tickets are responsible for 70-80% of all jackpots but seven time lotto winner richard lustig says that's not the way he made his millions. >> that's the worst thing in the world you could do is buy quick picks. >> lustig insists you need to treat lotto like a job. play often and consistently, playing the same numbers all the time to increase your odds. >> every time you keep playing and you keep losing, you keep getting closer to having a better chance of winning. >> he says that's how he's won
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jessica schneider, cbs 2 news. 6:40 right now still to come jerry seinfeld does stand up on the late show. and this is no joke. sinkholes suddenly destroying new jersey backyards why the weather this weekend is a concern.
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we continue to follow breaking news on the gowanus expressway in brooklyn. terrible crash ends with a carbon its side. let's get to jim smith in chopper 2 with the details. >> reporter: mary there is another vehicle underneath the one that you'll see standing up on its end. that is what is going on, the fire department is trying to get somebody out of that vehicle. they have propped up one again that is standing on its end.
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outbound side of the gowanus expressway just after the belt parkway split. major delays in both directions. live in chopper 2 jim smith cbs 2 news. >> jim. >> alex denis in just a moment on the traffic situation there. now let's turn it over to john elliott get a check on our weather. 32 degrees right now. >> you know as far as impact from weather and roadways, my concern would be friday night just remember that. friday night we could see wet weather and in parts of the hudson river valley a little bit of icing so be sure you're mindful of that. none of that today though we are waiting for what will be a sweet january day pretty skies there, little blue and orange some mets colors for you, 32 in the city, winds out of the west at six, wind chill not a nemesis today but it's january so it's cold. we've got variety, hackensack 20, 26 in staten island watch out for that could see ice on your sidewalk if there's any moisture in the yard 32 jfk, 31 in through queens.
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spot is 9 in the hamptons but these numbers compare to yesterday for all of our reporting stations 5-11 degrees warmer so this afternoon above normal 45 should be 38. by sunday, 56 in january and you know it's not that unusual we just had one 50 plus degree day last year but five of them in 2014. back in 2012 that was a very warm january. we're going to see a few warm days over the next few, chance of rain friday night and another system comes in saturday night and we'll see systems merge and converge that could pave the way for heavier and widespread rain so that's really a busy period late saturday into sunday there's the warm air with that warm front and then a lot cooler for your wednesday. after a calm start to the commute now it is busy out there. what's going on. >> you're right john so if traveling brooklyn lees go back to a live look from chopper 2
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tractor trailer and two vehicles one of which is wedged under the car standing on its nose blocks all of the lanes on the outbound side of the gowanus expressway. it's just after the split with the belt merge at 66th street delays in this direction back to about 58th street but what we're really seeing is inbound rubber necking delays that are causing a problem this morning stretching back across the bridge so several miles of delays through the area and not a great alternate so if this is apportion of your commute know this breaking news is still under way. we'll let you know as first responders are still on the scene trying to get someone out of the vehicle. alternate side is in effect city wide, remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. morris county homeowners say a history of mining in a town came back to haunt them. >> now they have to dig deep in their wallets to fix a growing problem in their backyard. cbs 2 meg baker explains. >> reporter: no this family is not putting in a pool. this giant sinkhole just 14
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home opened up last week. remnants of an old mine that existed long before west randolph avenue did. >> i was coming home from work walking up the steps and i noticed the big hole in the side of the yard. >> the next morning he was woken up by a loud thud. the whole who gotten bigger creating another smaller opening. and needles. will fall in. >> engineers assured them that that will not happen. the house has been in the family since the 1970s. he knew about old mines dating back to the revolutionary war but never expected one would open up here. the cost to fill this whole is high. >> looking at probably $10,000 and up. >> large boulders are needed and it's not cheap to transport them. the mayor says this sinkhole isn't the only one. this one is about 20 feet deep and it was discovered by someone walking their dog. sam morris has been mayor for five years.
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that opened up. woods off canfield avenue. below. >> what they call an entry hole to a mine shaft. they would excavate down and clear a hole in the bedrock which is what you need to get through to the iron ore. >> the mayor is working with state officials to find remediation funds. state senator acknowledges this is a serious issue and says environmental and labor officials to identify adequate funding to provide to the community but for now, he is left to deal with this issue on his own hoping forecasted rain this weekend will not cause even more damage. in mine hill, new jersey, meg baker cbs 2 news. sinkholes from the mines are an issue in neighboring rockaway township, ron doll, chestertown ship and ringwood. macy's is closing threads in en stores nationwide part of a planned reduction in locations. macy's has about 770 locations,
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middlesex mall in south plainfield, new jersey is on the closure list but the final list has not been released. macy's blames disappointing sales. a new study says there's no link between birth control pills and birth defects. harvard researchers say becoming pregnant while on the pill doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects. the study published in the british medical journal found similar rates of birth defects among women who never used birth control pills in those who took before pregnancy. time is now 6:48. janet jackson tries to dispell rumors about her health. first steve overmeyer has this mornings sports update. >> yesterday, the knicks beat the heat and the nets lose so
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finally came for a mets legend. news reporter: hurricane patricia... hurricane patricia... one of the largest tropical storms hit vallarta-nayarit and manzanillo, mexico, on october 23. yeah...but no major damage was done. and, as you can see, everything is...exactly as it should be. and to show that there are no hard feelings mexico invited the good patricias to come and soak it up... a lot...of good patricias. who do you think names the hurricanes anyway? reservation for patricia... patricias! this week's activities:
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wait a minute! has anyone seen patricia? i regret nothing. last night commedian jerry seinfeld commented on the changes to the ed sullivan theatre home of the cbs lit show with steven colbert. tonight he begins a year long beacon theatre. millions of us are
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digital eye strain according to a new report from the vision council. an optical trade group says 60% of americans use digital devises for five or more hours a day and that can lead to dry eyes, blurry vision, and sore necks. the advice follow the 202020 rule for every 20 minutes you're up close tic a 20 second break to look at something 20 feet away allowing your eyes to reset and to refresh. >> good advice there. 6:52 right over to traffic and weather on the 2s we kind of have a reset when it comes to the temperatures. absolutely a few times in fact over the next few days we have just 12 in monroe but 32 here in the city. 20s for the jersey shore, cooler around riverhead 16 in madison for the kids today, yeah it's still chilly out the door. not going to see cloud-free skies today like we have over the last few days a few clouds fill in today and tomorrow but we're still going to do better than normal again this afternoon with a high right around 45, watch for some
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you've got a lot to watch out for on the roads what's going on alex? >> if you were traveling brooklyn first responders are on the scene of a serious accident trying to remove someone from a vehicle jim smith is in chopper 2 with more. good morning jim. >> reporter: alex that's right this all happening on the outbound gowanus just after the split with the belt parkway. there's a vehicle that was underneath vehicle and also squished in front of that truck again first responders on the scene the outbound gowanus shutdown in the area the inbound hov lane is closed and major delays in both directions. live chopper 2 jim smith. >> jim i know this accident is outbound but inbound you're seeing lengthy delays as well. are you able to show us the perimeter of that? >> that's right alex. bumper to bumper traffic on the inbound side back to the bridge and across to the staten island side of the bridge. >> jim thank you we'll continue to update you. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. mary back to you.
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much but the pop star says there's no need to worry the singer posted a video to her twitter page yesterday saying in part, "the rumors are untrue, i do not have cancer. i'm recovering. " jackson is denying reports she's battling cancer the video is set to her song the great forever. jackson says her doctors approved her concerts in europe and that postponed shows will be rescheduled. last month she said she was having surgery but she never disclosed the reason why. great concert though i've seen her a couple times really wonderful. can't wait to get her back on the road let's check in with nora o'donnell and charlie rose joining us with a preview. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary we're covering the trapped miners, stock market concerns, and all of the major news of the day. plus from coffee to sugar, we'll break down the new federal dietary guidelines coming up. also don daylor hits slopes to find out how ski resorts are preventing a financial meltdown after a late start to the season. and counting on you not to
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decide if a contract is worth it. all of that and more the news is back in the morning we'll see you in a few minutes. for the first two weeks we'll use it. >> yes. once february rolls around- - >> like a one or two month membership. >> [laughter] exactly. guys see you at 7:00.
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t t t pt.gefi. here is what you need to know before you go. police made an arrest in a random slashing to work of a woman as she walked to work in chelsea. 41-year-old kari bazemore was arrested. he's charged with felony assault and will be arraigned this morning. mayor deblasio will sign into law the parental policy giving about 20,000 non-union city employees up to six weeks paid leave. new mothers and fathers including those who adopt or bring in a foster child will be eligible. u.s. stock futures way down this morning after more huge losses for the asian markets overnight, trading was stopped at shanghai stock market but only after it had already shed 7% of its value. this is the second time in a week the trading has been halted. no one had all of the winning numbers for last nights $524
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saturdays jackpot will be an estimated $675 million, the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. back to alex now for that breaking news on the gowanus. alex? >> chris thank you. if traveling through the area this long line of red is contributed from a serious accident blocking all of the lanes on the outbound side of the gowanus expressway just after the split with the belt merge at 66th street. inbound rubber necking delays now stretch back across the bridge. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. john back to you. thank you alex. hi everybody it's chilly out the door make sure you get the coat and gloves and hat but then this afternoon, some of those layers coming off low to mid 40s with clouds filling in, the order of the day on friday too, friday night into saturday, some light rain mixed precipitation in the hudson valley and it's saturday night into sunday where we see some heavier rain but warmer temps. john thanks so much. we'll have another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge.
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