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have a great day. it's 4:30. 33 degrees on this thursday, january 28th. cooler today but sunny and we're watching a winter storm system that's hugging the coast, but will it bring snow here? i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news. commuters on edge after several reports of random pearl harboring attacks around the city. >> valerie valerie castro has the report. >> reporter: this is the latest suspect in a subway slashing.
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woman with a machete leaving a gash in her hand. in the last month, several people have begun the victims of these types of attacks. the police commissioner says it's not the work of copycats. >> there is not a motive that unfortunately some of the victims dealing with. they're off their meds. >> reporter: the nypd says there have been 286 flashings or stabings since last year. the increase doesn't mean it's trending. >> some of the individuals, they take them at the crimes, they're repeat offenders and need to be taken off the street. >> reporter: whatever the case, most victims say each time the attack was a complete surprise. >> he pretended fell.
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slashed my face. >> reporter: personal security expert david boem says be aware of your surroundings. >> put a scare into them, also. thinking this person is looking me over now. >> reporter: one victim told police the suspect bumped into her sister, there woman argument and then the attack happened. back to you. >> the suspect in monday's attack will face a judge today on an unrelated charge and then will be rearrested ad charged in the slashing of a 71-year- old manhattan woman. and now for the next couple of days, john? >> it's the next couple of minutes. i'm in the city today and there's ice. it's cold enough. there's a little and it's so hard to see. so watch your step as you head out. particularly north and west. that's where we're seeing the colder air. in the city, it's 33 degrees. calm winds, too. it's a nice, quiet day today. we will see the sun and then
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system to bring in a chance of snow tomorrow. that coastal low is well to the south. numbers for you today, a little cooler than we were yesterday. struggling to hit the low 40s and with the breeze it will feel cooler than that and more gusty winds to deal as we wrap up the week tomorrow, but we will talk about that in a bit. right now, let's watch the first few steps and get you on your way with alex. >> good morning, john and everyone. there is a highway closed due to an accident, it's at vets highway. a detour has been set up. it will be an okay ride for you. the bayonne bridge is closed for construction for another half an hour. stick with the goethals bridge there. and saddle brook, there is a 50- mile-per-hour speed restriction in both direction fund-raise exit 63 to exit 124 and again from 142 to the new york state line for salting operations
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alternate side parking remains in effect until monday. and the virus continues to spread across the globe. five people in the new york area have now tested positive for the mosquito-born virus. the cdc is asking pregnant women to reconsidering traveling to certain countries. the centers for disease control will have a press conference today. experts will join to discuss the effects of the virus after a nassau counties resident contracted the virus. we will have live coverage hour. a city sanitation worker who claimed he was mugged while clearing snow in queens has been arrested. the 31-year-old said he was pistol-whipped yesterday morning and morale claimed they stole his phone and $25. he's charged with filing a false report. no comment from the sanitation department or the union
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two men face charges after a big drug bust in queens. police say they found 48 kilos of heroin, worth up to $13 million, stashed in car parts. dea agents say they spotted the men tuesday nights. agents say one of the trucks was unregistered. the two men from guatemala, one is here on a travel visa. the city's buildings department issued a stop work order at a construction site in manhattan after a worker was seriously injured. authorities say the worker fell from the fifth floor to the basement of the building on west 17th street in chelsea wednesday morning. he was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition. after a preliminary investigation, inspectors determined the injured worker was not using proper safety protection equipment. bergen counties animal control assessing a raccoon for rabies after it attacked a little boy on his way to school yesterday morning.
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more serious injuries. >> reporter: mo'nique wants people to see the bravery of her boy, aryan. a few hours after the surgery that put nine stitches in his face. this injury, after the raccoon seen in this photo, crossed a street in bergen county and jumped on the 6-year-old's back. >> i know it was something else. >> reporter: it happened just before 9:00 a.m. that's walked to school. the animal was clawing and biting the one place where her son had exposed skin. >> he was covered with the jacket >> he's biding the kid's face. >> reporter: this neighbor was inside his vehicle and saw the attack. he grabbed a pole used for painting and rescued the boy by hitting the raccoon like this. >> i killed the raccoon. the kid was screaming and
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there was blood all over the place. >> reporter: wildlife experts want everyone to look for these raccoon rabies warning signs. the animals shouldn't be active in daylight. be aware if they're disoriented with a mouth foaming. resultesare due back on friday. this mother's knows without wall's help, her boy's injuries would be worse. >> i'm very thankful to him. >> reporter: he's understandably tired after his ordeal and surgery. when he feels up to speaking, he will have a shocker of a tale to tell his classmates about why he didn't make it to school. >> you really feel for him and his mom. rabies test results on the raccoon are expected tomorrow. to campaign 2016. it looks like tonight's republican debate in depoint, iowa will go on without donald trump. he says he's unhappy with fox
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his campaign said fox crossed the line with a sarcastic statement, mocking trump for asking twitter followers whether he should take part in the debate. >> fox came without with a ridiculous p.r. statement, it was drawn up by a child. >> trump's chief rival ted cruz says he wants to go against trump 1 one, but trump hasn't agreed to it. and staten island chuck will live be happy about this no-show. the mayor won't go to the groundhog ceremony this year. he's skipping the tradition to campaign for hillary clinton. the mayor famously dropped chuck in his first groundhog day as mayor. the animal died a few weeks later. 4:38 now. drink up. the price of your morning cup of coffee is the lowest it's been in years. also this morning, lucky
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we see the dramatic moments. a helicopter made a crash- landing in the middle a long island street. it's video here only on cbs 2 news. and the jets flight crew is about to see more green and not just in their uniforms. why you should wear a full uniform today. it will be cooler out the door. that said, with the cooler temperatures, black ice, slippery spots out there. it's a nice day today. a still chill. watching, though, the possibility a few flakes tomorrow. we will talk about the rather dynamic weekend coming up.
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right around the bend. welcome to thursday. looks like pretty decent morning out there. 33 degrees. feels nice when you walk out the door at 4:41 this morning. today marks the 30th
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shuttle challenger disaster. in 1986, the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff. all seven crew members were killed. the super heated gas escaped an o-ring joint causing the explosion. nasa will have a wreath laying ceremony today. >> it doesn't feel like it was that long ago. i remember specifically where i was. i was a sophomore in high school. you're watching going, i can't believe. >> so many school students were around the television. >> the first teacher in space. it was incredible. incredible. such a tragedy let's get over to john. >> i was just out of college. we had all the students -- mine, breathtaking. and, you know, heartbreaking. multiple weather watchers, tony and jean, both commenting on
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and sad date, as well. this is 22 in yonkers. i think this is interesting. gina commenting, she knows this other weather watcher because she sees claire pop up a lot. must live on the other side of yonkers because they have variations on the temperatures. notice, though, these temperatures well below freezing. we're watching some of that ice. and ice through the poconos. it's getting harder to keep the snowmen as tall as they once were. he's keeping an eye out for ice melt. get it, an eye out for ice melt. there is moisture on sidewalks, driveways, some of the secondary roads and it's slippery. main roads driving in were fine because it was bone-dry yesterday and still dry now. no precipitation, just the melting. then off a hill or a mound or around the house, watch out for
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33 degrees now in the city. and once again, sparta, monticello in the teens. 23 in white plains. 16 in the hamptons. so, yeah, hang onto your mittens. that's 26 degrees colder than it was this time yesterday. even 12 degrees colder in the city. there is a big drop in the numbers as promised. bright disease -- bright skies to start. numbers will be quite a bit cooler than they were by about 5, 6 degrees. so just the low 40s. feeling cooler than that with the breeze. few clouds to the north, but for the most part, it's clear. and that again, the heat is escaping and it's a cold way to start the day. this is a system we're watching. the coastal low is not a player in our weather. it's this low that comes on board. you will get into that. that slides out to sea, but here's the low, off to the east, but the system is coming in from the west. then a line of snow showers
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we're not talking about a lot of snow, but that, once again, will hit the cold pavement and slicken the roadways. then we see that wrap up and shape up and warm up into the weekend. this weekend, we dial it down today, even more tomorrow, then sunday into monday, we're close to 50 with more major melting heading your way. let's look at the highways now with alex. >> some changes this morning, john. in sayville, eastbound sunrise highway closed due to an accident at vets highway. a detour has been set up. the bayonne bridge closed in both directions for construction for another 15 minutes, 5:00 or so. stick with the goethals for now. and a tractor-trailer blocks a lane at kennedy boulevard. it's a busy area, though, as the morning progresses we will keep you posted. queens midtown tunnel has construction. other tube is taking two-way
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still delay-free. and mass transit so far all green, everything is on or close to schedule for your morning commute. finally back on track. alternate side parking is suspended until monday, meter rules remain in effect and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. here's a look at the stories making news this morning. the standoff at a wildlife refuge in oregon appears to be winding down. eight more militia members left this morning. three were arrested yesterday. the jailed militia ruler urged followers to leave. and an indictment here. melody is accused of being an accomplice, charged with money laundering and misuse of charitable funds. the new york jets reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by cheerleaders. 52 women say they were cheated out of payment. the cheerleaders will receive $2,500 each for each season they worked in the period
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on our moneywatch this morning, stock futures are higher this morning after a steep drop for the dow on wednesday. more concerns for a global slowdown. concern about a slowing u.s. economy led the federal reserve to keep the key interest rate unchanged. the economy lost momentum at the end of last year. the decision to leave rates alone this time was widely expected. something to cheer with your morning coffee. prices for coffee beans are at the lowest point in nearly two years. officials in brazil forecast a huge harvest this season, creating an oversupply in the price drop. experts say higher employee wage may balance out the savings on the beans. and a helicopter crashes in a residential neighborhood, now a flight instructor is
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tracee carrasco reports on the long island crash-landing. >> reporter: how did you manage to land in the most perfect place? ? >> how did you not hit the wires? >> because i saw them. >> dude, gee, how long have you been flying? >> three years. >> reporter: confident words from the pilot, joseph lombardo, as cell phone video shows the inside of his downed helicopter moments after a crash-landing in the middle of a lindenhurst neighborhood around noon. >> i looked to the left and seen a helicopter next to me. i thought i was seeing things. i saw it go behind the trees and under the power lines and tip over. >> reporter: exclusive surveillance video shows that the pilot and his student falls out of the sky. residents heard the failing engine overhead. >> the putering got worse and i watched the propelors stop. i saw the man's face in fear. and i started going like just
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>> reporter: air traffic controllers new they were in trouble from this transmission. >> may day, may day, may day. >> helicopter 4, are you able to make it to the field? >> negative, negative. >> reporter: lombardo managed to land in the intersection of buena vista boulevard and east ala hambra avenue. he and the student walked away uninjured. remarkably, only this street sign was clipped during the accident. right now, the faa and ntsb are investigating what happened here. reporting live on long island, tracee carrasco, cbs 2 news. >> i don't like helicopters to begin with, but i want that guy flying mine if i have to be up there! . >> incredible. 4:49. tony tantillo has this week's diamond deal. and a long island woman wasn't going to let a blizzard
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traffic coming up next. a suffolk county woman in need of a kidney transplant will remember the blizzard of 2016 as the day she got a second chance at life. 64-year-old melanie of bohemia had been waiting a year and a half for a new kidney. during the storm, she got a call from a nurse saying they had a perfect match, but emergency crews doubted an ambulance could get her to stony brook university hospital. so a determined paramedic stepped in and picked her up. >> it was like a miracle. it really was. she calls and says we have a kidney for you. i almost fell off the bed. >> she hopes more people will sign the back of their driver's license to become organ donors. >> how about that paramedic, going through the blizzard. >> that's a great picture there. 4:52. traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> i love that story. all the best to her. my concern for you if you head out today, icy spots out there. going to be a decent day, though.
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maybe half an inch for the biggest totals. the second half of the weekend looks mild. right now? nice and quiet. here's a clipper that will usher in the snow. looks like this low will miss us to the south. maybe you're heading south now and need to know, can i save time, alex denis? >> okay, john. in newark, you will need extra time. there is a jackknifed tractor- trailer with a lane blocked in the local lanes on route 78 eastbound at route 56. if you stick with the express lanes,you should have a smooth ride. and a disabled tractor-trailer blocking a lane on the 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel at kennedy boulevard. no major delays yet. we will tell you if that changes. alternate side parking is suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. in the next half hour, debate drama. donald trump refuses to attend the last republican debate before the iowa caucuses.
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in the super market and at the boutique. a look at what could come to a store near you. and next, you only have to go eas far south as the east village to find a real taste of mexico. tony's dining deals coming up
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morning." a taste of mexico in the east village. this morning, we look at fresh and authentic dishes all at affordable prices. >> tony tantillo has this week's dining deal. >> reporter: villa samita in east village is ready to welcome you home to mexico. >> this food is from pueblo and you're from there, also. >> yeah. >> obviously. >> yes. >> and you brought the recipes back with you to the restaurant. >> reporter: the food is authentic and everything is super fresh, including the house-made tortillas. there is also traditional pueblo cuisine. >> it's a culture. the food comes out in the dishes. let's start with the quesidilla here.
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>> this is caso wahika, it's a cheese. this is mushroom coming out of the corn. >> reporter: i never had anything taste like that before. it's fantastic. >> reporter: in pueblo, which is a region of state in mexico, this is how we do it. tell me about this here? >> this is famous in mexico. they have it in the fond yous and the streets -- street carts. the meat is cooked from a pig. . >> reporter: this is a 2 for $10 deal and is one heavenly bite. next is this monster. how do you bite into that? >> you just smash it in and -- >> tell me what this is? >> you have breaded steak. you have herb and queso wahaka, string cheese. >> reporter: ham, avocado and a chipotle top this sandwich. and this steak with rice and beans makes it hard to believe that it's all for only $12. .
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ika zika zika. it is 5:00 and we have 33 degrees out there for this thursday, january 28th. it will be cooler today, but it still should get above the freezing mark. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. a bergen county boy is expected to be released from the hospital today after a frightening attack. >> he was mauled by a raccoon yesterday on his walk to school. janelle burrell is live at the hospital in hackensack with more how he's doing. janelle? >> reporter: chris, this morning, he is on the mend. that little boy just 6 years old, was with his mom walking to school when for whatever reason that raccoon jumped on top of him.
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intervened, by all accounts, this could have been far worse. >> he's doing good. >> reporter: refusing to leave her little boy's side, ever hopeful. -year-old aryan's face swollen after surgery, leaving him with nine stitches after a raccoon attacked him and would not let go. police say this is the animal that took a hold of aryan just before 9:00 yesterday morning school. they say the raccoon crossed 16th avenue near the boulevard and elmwood park in new jersey. the animal pouncing on aryan's back, going for the one place he had exposed skin. >> was he covered with a jacket -- he was covered with a uncovered. >> reporter: danny walls, sitening his car, saw the struggle and jumped out, grabbing this pole used for painting, taking swings at the raccoon.
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the kid was screaming and crying. there was blood all over the place. . >> reporter: the woman is grateful for his quick action, sparing aryan from injuries that would have been far worse. >> he came like an angel to help us. i'm very, very thankful to him. >> reporter: again, that little boy expected to be released from the hospital sometime later today. as for the raccoon, the body was taken to a lab where it's being tested for rabies. the results should be available available sometime tomorrow. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you so much. glad he's doing okay that little boy. traffic and weather on the 2s. over to you, john. >> that's a scary story. here we are, close to the biggest city in the hemisphere and kids watching out for that. anyway, here's what's going on in the biggest city or
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around town. 33 in new york right now. wind out of the south at 6. we're not going to have the balmy breeze we saw the last few days. there will be a change. colder air is setting up and priming the atmosphere for a little bit of snow. you can see the trailing front that's a clipper system tomorrow morning. at this time, in fact, could see snow showers to the north and west. not today, it's going to be bright, but breezy. 41 won't feel that warm. need a coat and please watch your step. black ice on bridges and overpasses, too. speaking of that, let's talk to the maven of the commute. here's alex denis. >> thank you, john. good morning, everyone. as you make your way out, we have changes for you. sayville, there is an accident at vets highway, a detour has been set up. you should have an okay ride through the area there. newark now, we have a jackknifed tractor-trailer with a lane blocked going into the local lanes on route 78
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the express lanes here will help you navigate better. also, a disabled tractor- trailer blocking a lane on the 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel. it's at kennedy boulevard. but making your way to the hudson river crossings this morning,a lot of green. so far, so good. alternate side parking is suspended. that's until monday. meter rules remain in effect and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. breaking news now, police are investigating a stabbing murder overnight at a homeless shelter in east harlem. it happened shortly before midnight. police responded to the call of a man stabbed inside the boulevard homeless shelter at 124th and lexington avenue. the 62-year-old victim, who was stabbed in the neck, was pronounced dead at the scene. his identity hasn't been released. the suspect is still on the loose. now to a health alert on the outbreak of the mosquito- born zika virus. >> today, local and federal officials will be addressing the spread of the disease. meg baker is live in mineola at the nassau health department headquarters. meg? >> reporter: chris and mary,
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positive for the meek mosquito- born zika virus. two of the patients are said to be in new york city, one in monroe county, one in orange county and one here in nassau county. the zika virus has been linked to a birth defect where babies are born with small heads. it's being spread by mosquitos throughout latin america. so far, it's not been found in any mosquitos in the u.s., but the types of mosquitos that could potentially carry the virus are found in this country. in fact, in warmer months, those mosquitos can be found in regions where 60 percent of americans live. that's about 2 hundred million people. nyu's dr. tara says doctors here are bracing for the likelihood of more cases. >> out of five women, only one exhibits symptoms so the other four don't have symptoms and may still have been exposed and may still develop defects in the fetuses and the
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the fetus, we think, is relatively high. >> reporter: she says some people infected with zika virus have few or no symptoms and may be unaware that they're infected with the virus. those who feel ill may experience fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. zika is not thought to be spread from person to person, but more research is needed to see if it can be sexually transmitted and detected tlough blood transfusions. according to the centers for disease control and prevention, it's already been detected in more than 25 countries and is spreading through latin america and the caribbean. the cdc issued a travel advisory for pregnant women or those who may become pregnant to the areas where the virus has been spreading. united air lines will offer refunds to people who are worried and american will refund pregnant passengers. officials will meet here at the nassau health department later on this morning to discussion
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especially because now it is in our area. meg baker, cbs 2 news. happening today, a court appearance for a former nypd officer charged with murder in new jersey. he's accused of killing his ex- girlfriend in october of last year. suzanne was stabbed outside her home. prosecutors say after the murder, the man jumped in front of a subway train in harlem. he lost his legs and is suing the mta for $50 million for negligence. and the nypd is looking for a hit-and-run driver that left a 15-year-old boy hurt in brooklyn. police released these surveillance images of a red minivan believed to be involved in the accident. the teen is now at belleview hospital in critical condition. reports of slashing attacks around the city may have commuters on edge this morning. in the latest incident, a man is accused of injuring a woman with a machete on the 3 train tuesday nights. in the last month, several new yorkers have become the victims
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>> many instances, there is not a motive that unfortunately some of the individuals are dealing with. they're emotionally disturbed and off meds. >> some of the individuals that commit the crimes are repeat offenders and need to be taken off the street. >> the nypd says there have been 286 slashings or stabings in new york city since january 1st. that's up nearly 15 percent compared to the 249 incidents last year. another death in new jersey linked to last weekend's blizzard. the victim, a 3-year-old girl. passaic police say she sitening a running car with her mother and brother. they didn't realize snow blocked the exhaust pipe, causing fumes to fill the vehicle. the girl died last nights. her mother and brother died on saturday. last weekend's winter
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all over the city. this blast happened yesterday afternoon. no one was hurt. there have been more than 4 00 manhole incidents since the storm. it's the result of road salt seeping to underground cables. 5:09 now. still to come, a dramatic ice rescue from the passaic river in new jersey. and will donald trump be the focal point of the debate he's skipping? and a computer that helps you shop. we will look at the high-tech things coming your way to your favorite stores soon. remember granimals, where you matched the top to the bottom? let's get you matched and ready to go. you need the warm coat, gloves and hats, too. it's windier today, but with
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philadelphia's already reliving the pope's autumn visit with another look at his much-loved papal vehicle. one of the fiats used by pope francis will be on display all week at the auto show there. another one will be put up for auction, that's tomorrow night at the auto show's black tie kickoff event with proceeds going to charity. you're thinking it's going to maybe bring in like hundreds of thousands of dollars? >> it should, it should. >> that's cool. >> yeah.
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those things? they're bigger than you'd think they are. >> and they're pope-preferred. >> yes. >> that thing could drive on water. here's -- now, you know what? now numbers in trouble with fiat! no matter what you're driving, front wheel, all wheel, rear wheel drive, if you hit a icy patch, it doesn't help you. you need to watch it. my concern for you is your personal safety walking around. here at the corner of 57th and 10th, a bad slip and slide. be ready for that. it's cold out there. lady liberty, you know what she told me, greg? >> what did she tell you? >> she said i'm cold. excellent. you know, see, we worked on that. 33 in the city. clear skies, heat escaping. wind out of the south at 6. it feels colder. proof of that with the wind chills. find the town where you're headed. summit, 10. man, that's cold. 25 in darian.
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there in the center, throw in the wind, look alt there. the wind chill didn't drop across the board, but some communities, you drop three, four, five degrees. it feels like the 20s. you will feel it out the door, but be sure to watch your step. the high today, above normal, but it won't feel like it with the winds. stronger wind still over the snowpack for most of us. 2 below the record. that's going to be pretty. it's going to be a mostly sunny day today and, yeah, that will help with melting. it will feel good this afternoon, you get out there, shaking, baking, feeling good. here's the clipper system. we're in good shape today, but an area of low pressure, clipping us tomorrow with snow in the morning and mixed precipitation later in the afternoon. we will show two models that show maybe half an inch to quarter inch of snow out aof that's enough to slow you down. i know you got the car washed
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it's a little messy tomorrow. late flakes on saturday. best candidates to the north and starting sunday into next week, hello, groundhog. temperatures should be above normal and i could add another modifier. well above normal. yeah. and well is an ad verb. over the next few days -- now i'm having trouble with english teachers. feeling colder tomorrow with snow in the morning, gray skies, too. tomorrow is challenging. then saturday, for the most part, not a bad day, feels a lot better sunday into monday with 50 for the first part of next week. hello groundhog. quarter after 5:00, let's say hello to alex. >> did the groundhog answer you? >> hello, john! let's help you out in the bronx, we have a disabled truck blocking a lane on the westbound side of the bruckner at 138th street. delays are back to the sheridan expressway. plan for that. also in newark, a jackknifed tractor-trailer with a lane blocked in the local lanes on
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stick with the express lanes for a smoother ride. and a disabled tractor-trailer blocks two lanes on the 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel at kennedy boulevard. delays are starting to build. no problems at the tolls. alternate side parking is suspended until monday. back to you. police in long island are trying to determine the motive for a deathly shooting outside a home in uniondale. 37-year-old had been shoveling snow when he was struck outside his front door. nassau county police arrested 35-year-old joel of westbury. >> it's crazy because i don't know what happened. >> do you have an apology for the family? ? >> reporter: police say the shot spotter technology, which detects gunshots, was instrumental in solving the crime, along with the fast- acting police officers who bud over the carry carrying the suspect.
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related but could have been a personal vendetta. tonight's seventh gop debate in des moines, oahu will go on as planned without donald trump. he's refusing to participate after a dispute with fox news. cbs 2's marley hall with the story. >> reporter: with the debate just hours away, donald trump is still refusing to attend. a point he made clear wednesday night in an appearance on fox news. >> will you just consider -- i want you consider, all right -- think about it -- >> billing, this is much tougher being with you, because frankly you're smarter. this is tougher than the debate with megan kelly. >> i got an unfair question from somebody, but we don't need to talk about that. >> reporter: trump continued to take aim at the fox news host moderating the event. while in des moines, ted cruz
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>> i'm going to propose a venue, western iowa tech, saturday night in sioux is city. we already have it reserved. >> reporter: while republican counterparts are on the debate stage, trump will be here at the university. even students who don't support him are excited about what they're calling the anti-debate event. >> you know, as a american citizen, it worries me if he's unable to stand up to one reporter or one moderator, how he's going to attempt to make america great again. >> reporter: trump's camp says he will hold a fundraiser for veterans on the campus of drake university tonight. at least one veterans group, the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, announced they will decline donation fund- raise the event. marley hall, cbs news, des moines, iowa. with so many of us doing our shopping online, retail stores are turning to technology to lure shoppers
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15 in quogue. cool readings north and west. there was more re-freezing last night. really problematic around the house. major roads are fine because we had so much nice melting yesterday. this is the clipper system that could usher in a passing snow shower tomorrow. quiet chill today. and then as we work our way into the weekend, look at sunday, we're up to 46. what's going on right now, alex? >> i see you, john. making your way out, there are taillights in the bronx. this is at white plains earth. delays back to the interchange. and a disabled truck on the westbound bruckner at 138th street. alternate side parking suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect. drive. back to you. >> thank you, aggen. all the local pro teams off last night, but the college >> here's the cbs 2 morning news update.
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the nhl continues on the all- star break. the knicks will be in toronto tonight. all about the college ranks last night, st. john visiting seton hall. rocking the rim, part of a 24-8 run to end the first half. they start the second half on a surge and win it 79-60. carrick and the hall are now 14- 6. the johnies are look ag for a first conference victory. and rutgers is also looking for its first conference win. within 5 in the second half. michigan wasn't having it at home. rutgers drops to 6-15 this year. that's their 23rd straight big 10 loss. i'm otis livingston. that's your sports update. firefighters in patterson make a daring rescue after two boys fall into the freezing passaic river. >> dave brennan has the story. >> when i first went over, i was freezing cold.
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tale wilson and her friend decided to play on the ice covering the passaic river, but suddenly fell through. >> he said don't put too much head on the ice, hold your arms over it and kick your feet up and just sit there. we did that for a good 8, 10, 5, 10 minutes until somebody came . >> the fire department came with emergency gear. >> they were going hypo thermic and fading fast. >> reporter: the chief decided to get to the boys qlaifj and used a deck north carolina -- technique we showed you last year, laying flat out and crawling, but it didn't work for him. the ice gave way on him, too. >> die have the initial oh, no? this is cold? yes, i did. i had to keep moving to get to them. >> reporter: the boys grabbed hold of this rescue ring and were pulled to the chief who carried them on his back, but
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>> the ice that i crawled across going out, we had to break it. to get back in. >> he was doing his best with his forearms to broadcast the ice, because as we pulled, it was pulling them under the ice report report the firefighters got the boys to safety, but shawn says he learned a lesson. it's the last time he'll step on ice. >> fever even if it's safe, me and ice are not friends. >> but he found new friends at the fire department. >> amazing. all okay. >> you have to be careful. you're not always going to have heroes like that standing by to save you. up next, multiple slashings in the city. what is causing the spike in crime. plus this -- -- >> a new jersey boy recovering this morning after a random attack by a raccoon. coming up, how a neighbor jumped in to save him. five new yorkers tested positive for the mosquito-borne zika virus. how to protect yourself coming
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good morning. it is 5:30. 33 degrees on this thursday, january 28th. just cold enough this morning for ice, but it's going to warm up later on. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in a moment. first, a health alert. the zika virus has been found five new yorkers and now local leaders are taking action against the disooedz disease that could cause birth defects. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. thanks for joining us. let's start with the zika virus. it's a health alert here, now spreading across the globe. >> today, local and federal officials will be addressing the spread of the disease. cbs 2's meg baker is live in mineola at the nassau health department headquarters with more on this. meg? >> reporter: chris and mary, officials will meet here later today to discuss the effects of the virus after a nassau county resident tested positive for the virus. four other new yorkers tested positive for the virus, two caseesin new york city, one in orange and one in monroe
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>> the zika virus has been linked to a birth defect where babies are born with small heads and is being spread by mosquitos through countries in latin america. so far, the zika virus hasn't been found in any mosquitos in the u.s., but the types of mosquitos that could potentially carry the virus are found in this country. in fact, in warmer months, the mosquitos can be found in regions where 60 percent of americans live. that's about 2 hundred million people. nyu's dr. tara says doctors here are bracing for the likelihood of more cases. >> out of five women, only one exhibits symptoms. the other four don't have symptoms and may still have been exposed and may still develop problems in the fetuses. and the transmission from the mom to the fetus, we think, is relatively high. >> reporter: she says some people infected have few or no symptoms and may be unaware that they're infected with the virus. those who feel ill may
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pain and red eyes. zika is not thought to be spread from person to person, but more research is needed to determine if it can be sexually transmitted or detected through blood transfusions. according to the centers for disease control and prevention, it's been detected in more than 25 countries and is spreading through latin america and the caribbean. the cdc issued a travel advisory for pregnant women or those who may become pregnant to the areas where the virus is spreading. united air lines will offer refunds to passengers worried. and american will refund pregnant passengers. now, there are no vaccinations or medications to treat zika, so, doctors advise if you have to travel to those areas, protect yourself, stay in the air conditions and use plenty of bug spray. meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, meg. 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s.
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a lot of people are refunding money because you can't travel to the countries, the caribbean and what not. they're talking three to five years away from a vaccine. >> pregnant women in particular have to be concerned. >> and there's got to be a balance. you've got to alarm and inform. so, my job to inform you and wear gloves. meg baker is out there without gloves on. be ready for it. watch your step, too. there's icing in the city. 33 degrees now. it's even colder in the 'burbs with readings in the teens and 20s. did t will be a brilliant day. you need the sunglasses. i tried to shovel yesterday. i was surrounded by spotlights. it was great. the day today, bright but cooler and with the breeze, it feels cooler still. getting ready for more snow on your friday. we will talk about that coming up in a bit. >> thank you, johnny. the commute this morning now, alex? >> yes, we begin in the bronx. there is an accident blocking
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of the cross bronx. it's at white plains road. delays now back to the bruckner interchange. and in the area, a disabled truck blocks a lane on the westbound side of the bruckner at 138th street. delays back to the sheridan expressway. a disabled tractor-trailer blocks two lanes on the 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel at kennedy boulevard. you can see the heavier-than- normal traffic trying to get to the toll plaza. delays back to route 3 and the bus lanes, as well. alternate side parking is suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect citywide. also happening today, residents of brooklyn get a chance to vent about the impending shut down of the "l" train as early as next year. service on the "l" is being suspended either on weekends or entirely. so the mta can repair a tunnel damaged during hurricane sandy. they look to partner with the city on litigation measures, including a bus lane on the bridge and subway service. that takes place at 11:00 this morning.
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police are investigating a stabbing murder overnight at a homeless shelter in east harlem. it happened shortly before midnight. police responded to the call of a man stabbed inside the shelter at 2027 lexington avenue. the 62-year-old swloeukt was stabbed in the neck was pronounced dead at the scene. the suspect is still on the loose. a bergen county boy is in the hospital this morning recovering from an attack by a raccoon. >> his injuries could have been worse if not for a brave neighbor. janelle burrell is live with an update on his condition. hi, janelle. >> reporter: she's forever hopeful, refusing to leave her 6-year-old i don't know's side. -- 6-year-old son's side. a raccoon attacked him and
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. >> reporter: police say this is the animal that took hold of aryan just before 9:00 yesterday morning as he and his mom walked to school. they say the raccoon crossed 16th avenue near the boulevard in elmwood park, new jersey. the animal heading right for the only place he had exposed skin. >> reporter: danny walls was sitting in his car, saw the struggle and jumped out, grabbing this pole used for painting, taking swings at the raccoon. >> i killed the raccoon. the kid jumped up, what he screaming and crying. there was blood all over the place. >> reporter: the woman says the move spared aryan from injuries that would have been far worse. >> he came like an angel to help us. i'm very, very much thankful to him.
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in all of this, littlearan is doing much better, expected to be released from the hospital here sometime later today. now, as for the raccoon, its body was taken to a lab for testing. we're expecting results back to determine whether or not the animal had rabies. reporting live this morning outside of hackensack university medical center, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle. a city sanitation worker who claimed he was mugged while clearing snow in queens has been arrested. the 31-year-old says he was pistol-whipped y morning. he claimed they stole his phone and $25. he's now charged with filing a false report. no comment from the sanitation department or the union representing its workers. commuters on edge after several reports of random slashing attacks around the city. valerie castro reports on the increase in city slashings and what police are saying about it. >> reporter: this is the latest suspect in a subway slashing. this time in brooklyn.
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woman with a cloth-colored machete on the 3 train tuesday hand. in the last month, several people have become the victims of these types of attacks. but police commissioner bratton copycats. >> there is not a motive that some individuals are dealing with, as you report and as we disturbed and off meds. >> reporter: there have been 286 slashings or stabings in new york city since january 1st. that's up nearly 15 percent compared to 249 incidents this time last year. crime analyst and professor robert mccry says the increase doesn't mean it's trending. >> some of the individuals that commit these crimes are repeat offenders and they're the ones that need to be taken off the streets. >> reporter: whatever the case, most victims say each time the attack was a complete surprise. >> he ejust pretending he fell. he fell on top of me. and that's when he slashed my face.
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wasn't listening reports report this personal security expert says that be aware of your surroundings. >> you want to know what the person looks like and put a scare into them, also, that they're thinking that the person is looking me over now. >> reporter: in the most recent case, the victim told police that the suspect bumped into her sister, there was an argument and then the attack happened. police are still looking for the suspect. i'm valerie castro, cbs 2 news news. two men face drug possession and conspiracy charges after a drug bust in queens. police found 48 kilos of heroin stashed in car parts. the dea agents spotsed the men circling a block in elmhurst tuesday night. one of the trucks was unregistered. a drug-sniffing dog detected a hit. the two men are from guatemala. a long island man is accused of committing identity theft to steal 255 thousand $255,000 and police say his own daughter is among the victims.
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44-year-old of commack used his daughter and her friend's identities to open several credit cards and business accounts. investigators say he admit admitted to creating three fake businesses to steal customer information. he says the money went to support his gambling and heroin addictions. big news for "back to the future" fans. the deloren is making a comeback. and are your facebook friends overloading your news feed? how to remove them without defriending them. and many of us tried to warm up this winter. others endured the cold for cosmetic reasons. find out how to freeze yourself fabulous. and connect with us during the show and all morning long. we just posted an update on facebook. you can follow us on twitter,
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chris wragge, as well. at 5:42.
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on the 2s. >> i've got fun facts to share. probably should -- i think i'd heard this a long time ago, but not this long ago. bob grim has 18. can you imagine 15-inch snowflake. look that up at school today, kids. that's kind of fun. and this is fun. this is claire chase in yonkers. we're big in yonkers. she has 27 and says, look, gina can come over to the warm side of town to celebrate national blueberry pancake day. it is blueberry pancake day. michael wants to know about heated driveways or sidewalks. here's the deal. drives are a fortune. you can get heated steps at 2 $200, it's expensive, but cheaper than broken bones. something to look into. and les sent this in. with melting yesterday, some of this will ice up this morning around the area. that's where we're sounding the
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and at the end of the driveway, it will be slippery today because of the colder temperatures. 33. there's an example. more examples in the teens and 20s around the area. 23 in mahwah. 12 in madison. sayville, east end, you're in the teens this morning. so, 41, colder than we have been. technically above normal, but with the wind it feels colder and we're off to a very cold start. sun's up at 7:10. we're fine today. here's this clipper system right there. there's the front pushing into parts of the buckeye state. this is what it looks like in our three states as we work into friday morning. we see a little bit of snow. obviously, ground sufficiently cold. it will hit, it will stick, it will be slick. and this holds together through the morning commute. just enough to slow you down a bit. it will be windy and a burst of snow. it's going to be cold and then mixes in with the warmer
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and then clears up, passing snow shower possible late saturday. odds of that pretty low. even the ballpark, maybe quarter of an inch to half an inch. this is through midday on friday. and then the flip side is the big warm-up saturday into sunday, sunday into monday, even warmer still. warm-up to alex now. she wants to help you out. good morning, everyone. that's the plan. there's a disabled tractor- trailer blocking two lanes on the 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel at kennedy boulevard. if this is a portion of your commute, take a peek at the tv to see the taillights. heavy delays back to the new jersey turnpike. once you make your way past here to the lincoln tunnel, there is an okay ride. in the bronx, an accident blocking two lanes on the westbound cross bronx at white plains road. delays back to the bruckner
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and a truck blocking at 138th strooelt. delays there back to the sheridan expressway. alternate side is suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect. and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. time for the moneywatch report. investors are liking facebook after a huge spike in quarterly profits. >> and marty mcfly's deloren could be back on the earth again. jill wagner is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the fed wrapped up its policy meeting on a bit a sour note about the u.s. economy, saying it slowed down at the end of last year. the fed hinted it could pull back from the plan to raise interest rates four times this year. the dow fell... . >> reporter: facebook stock is surging, the company made $6 billion in the last quarter, that's 52 percent more than the year before. it's mostly because they figured out how to make money on mobile ads.
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on their smart phone every single day. and the car that traveled through time in "back to the future." deloren plans to make 300 replicas of the sports cars. they haven't been produced since 1982 and they will cost about 1 $100,000. they will be on sale sometime next year. chris and mary? >> jill, roads, where we're going, we don't need roads! [ laughter ] >> all right. >> we like it, jill. thank you. >> 100 grand. nice that they're bringing them back in affordably, right? [ laughter ] >> okay. do you ever look down at your phone and see that you have hundreds or even thousands of e-mails? many of them just junk. same thing on facebook, you know, friends that aggravate us every day. now there is something to do about it. >> alex denis has more. >> reporter: so messy, clean it up. remember when there was just a cluttered desk?
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that helps you select and unsubscribe from unwanted e- mail. you can drag and drop without leaving your inbox. and you can look at mail and act on it as a group. mary, in the past, you said search for unsubscribe and all the links come up and you can just go through. >> you can do that, too. it takes a little while to unsubscribe. you have to go through a few steps there. >> or -- >> i've been trying to get rid of chris wragge. >> he keeps coming back. >> not going to happen. can't get rid of me. up next, rhianna drops a new album. we will have a preview. and why someone would wear a vest with ice in the cold weather. some people are freezing themselves fabulous. and otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone. a rare night with none of the local pro teams in action.
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1 ^ [ music ] area . >> reporter: that's what we're doing right now. 24/7/365. a little columbus schickle shot for you. you're listening to "work" one of the newest songs off rhianna's latest albums. >> it just dropped yesterday. >> you know why it just dropped yesterday? it dropped on title. . she's part owner of that
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the track was leaked online. so this is how you counter them. this is how you counter the leakers. you leak the track and it is hot. it is hot. >> mr. john slattery? elliott? >> i'm straight out of compton and like an edge to the music. i'm riding the tunes there, the eight-track. 33. that was for greg on camera, too. 33 in the city now, but teens and 20s. so it is going to be cold and that means black ice, then smooth sailing, upper 30s, low 40s. that's not as warm as we have been. and stronger wind tomorrow in concert with snow will make it feel like 25 to 35. so there's really a big drop in the way the atmosphere is going to feel. so be sure to be bundled up today and tomorrow. right now, let's crank up the alex. >> if you're traveling this morning, let's look at one of the hundreds of cameras outside. there's a disabled tractor- trailer blocking two lanes on the 495 approach to the lincoln tunnel.
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we have heavier than normal traffic. delays back to the new jersey turnpike eastern spur, once past here to all of the hudson river crossings, a smooth ride. it's getting leer to give you a headache. in newark, a jackknifed tractor- trailer has all lanes blocked now at 78 eastbound. delays back to exit 52. stick with the express lanes instead. alternate side parking suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. most people doesn't like the bitter cold weather, but what if limited exposure could make you lose weight or make you look younger? hazel sanchez has more. >> i don't like being cold, either, but if it freezes beauty, i'm in. >> reporter: mere, kathleen is in for a facial freeze. >> i wanted to look and feel better than if i could do it myself. >> reporter: she's getting a cryo facial, liquid nitrogen
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temperatures ranging from minus 151 to 81 degrees celcius, that's about 290 degrees below zero. >> they see immediate results, becoming more even. it reduces pore size. >> reporter: a session lasts 10 minutes and moore ways is was bearable. >> not unpleasant. >> reporter: she said her skin felt softer and smoother after the treatment. >> we know doing any kind of cryo therapy is an excellent choice for swelling and swelling is one of the things that makes people look very tired, makes skin look old and aged. >> reporter: this doctor says more long-term study is needed on extreme cold as a beauty treatment, but as a quick fix, it's long been known as an effective resher. >> and then you combine that with a lot of moisturizer. it can start your day off just
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>> reporter: it also helps shed unwanth weight. >> mild cold zeus your for few hours a day can burn hundreds of calories. >> reporter: this vest was created and designed with pockets of strategically-placed ice to make the body work harder to stay warm. >> we're aiming to burn 1 pound of every fat per week by wearing the vest. >> you can see the temperature differences on skin where the vest was in contact. worn twice a day, the doctor says you can lose about 50 found a year. >> it will increase your metabolism over time and you will lose weight. >> reporter: it should be worn for an hour twice a day. while traveling to work or at your computer, a passive activity. it costs between 150 dollars and $150 and 2 $200. hazel sanchez, cbs 2 news. >> ooh, i don't know. >> brrrr! >> the last thing we need. >> why do you think i keep the temperature so low in this place? >> it will make me look like
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>> get him bigger clothes, huh? >> there is good signs behind it. i understand the rationale. 5:56 now. still ahead, the zika virus detected in five new yorkers and continues to spread across the globe. local leaders are trying to contain the situation here at home. and another ban on hoverboards, where you can't ride them now. who is this? big news for adele fans. the big live concert coming to television.
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it is 6:00. 33 degrees on this thursday, january 28th. watch out for the ice. it's just cold enough right now, but it is going to warm up later. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. alex and john are standing by with weather and traffic on the 2s. first, here's what's new this morning. >> pregnant women should consider deferring travel to areas where zika virus is currently circulating. >> the cdc sounding the alarm on the zika virus as it
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globe. . at least five new yorkers have been infected with the disease that can cause birth defects. what local leaders are doing to get the word out. there is not a motive that unfortunately some of the individuals are dealing with, as you report and as we know, are emotionally disturbed and off their meds. >> commuting in fear of rash of random attacks has people on edge this morning. the latest attack happened on a woman in brooklyn. the suspect used a machete. the nypd is asking the public to remain on alert. and a city sanitation worker told officers one story, but police say that's not what happened. we will have the details straight ahead. i looked to my left and seen the helicopter next to me. i thought i was seeing things. >> a crash-landing on long island. a helicopter tumbles through a neighborhood after a flying lesson goes wrong and the only thing damaged was a street scene.
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kid's face and biting the kid's face. >> a neighbor jumps into action after a raccoon viciously attacks a little boy in bergen county. how the neighbor fought off the raccoon. and gerber announces the winner of the sixth annual baby photo contest. which baby took home the top prize? find out. >> they're all so cute. 6:02 now. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> how can you not smile when you see a smiling, little baby? all right. hopefully you're smiling. we're glad you stop by every morning. it makes us smile. it's cold out there. parts of the area, seeing ice. trust me, i saw it this morning. and we have more cold hours. ironically, we went up a degree. on a normal morning, you'd retreat a degree or two into the sunrise hour, but the city is the hot spot. we have readings in the teens and 20s. that is the clipper that could
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we will look at how much snow we lost over the last few days. that's encouraging. the day today, though, cooler than yesterday. the winds will exacerbate the difference. highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. need the sunglasses and to gun bundle up, as well. here's alex denis. >> it's difficult in new jersey, john. tons of red on the speed map. never a good sign. jim smith has more information for us. hi, jim. >> reporter: good morning, alex. we have one lane open on 78 near route 56. the tractor-trailer went off the road. it may have jackknifed and ran into the snow bank. an effort here to get it off the roadway. only one lane open. bumper-to-bumper delays now, back about 2 miles to the garden state parkway. back to you. >> thank you, jim. stick to the express lanes. john has been talking about the black ice. it's been a problem throughout the morning.
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i will have the details for you coming up. for now, alternate side suspended until monday. back to you. >> thank you, alex. a bergen county boy is expected to be released from the hospital today after a frightening attack. >> he was mauled by a raccoon while walking to school yesterday. janelle burrell is live with more. janelle? >> reporter: chris, you can only imagine what the moments were like for that little boy and his mother as they were making their way to school when that raccoon pounced on him. doctors say his injuries could have been far worse if not for help. >> he's doing good. >> reporter: she is ever hopeful, refusing to leave her little boy's side. 6-year-old aryan's face swollen following surgery, leaving him with nine stitches after a raccoon attacked him and would not let go. .
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is the animal that took hold of aryan just before 9:00 yesterday morning as he and his mom were walking to school. they say the raccoon crossed 16th avenue near the boulevard in elmwood park, new jersey. the animal pouncing on aryan's back and quickly heading for the only place with exposed skin. >> he was covered with the jacket. >> reporter: danny walls was sitting in his car, saw the struggle and jumped out, grabbing this pole used for painting, taking swings at the raccoon. >> i killed the raccoon. the kid jumped up, he was screaming and cold fronting. there was blood all over the place. >> reporter: she's grateful for his quick action. she says it spared aryan from injuries that would have been far worse. >> he came like an angel to help us. >> reporter: again, little aryan expected to be released from the hospital sometime
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now, as for the raccoon in this case, it was taken to a lab where right now it is undergoing testing to determine whether or not the animal had rabies. reporting live from acren sack, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. now to a health alert on the outbreak of the mosquito- born zika virus. >> today, officials will address the spread of the disease. meg baker is live in mineola at the nassau health department headquarters. meg? >> reporter: chris and mary, officials are set to talk about the zika outbreak after a resident in nassau county tested positive for the mosquito-born virus. now, a total of 5 new yorkers so far have tested positive. two of which are in new york city, one in monroe county. that is new york, one in orange county. and one here in nassau county. and here's why doctors are so concerned. >> the zika virus has been linked to a birth defect where babies are born with small heads and is being spread by mosquitos in countries
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so far, the zika virus has not
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determine if it can be sexually transmitted and detected through blood transfusions. according to the centers for disease control and prevention, it's already been detected in more than 25 countries and is spreading through latin america and the caribbean. the cdc issued a travel advisory for pregnant women or those who may become pregnant to the areas where the surprise has been spreading. united air lines will offer refortunes. and american will refund pregnant passengers. the cdc is now advising all newborns be tested for the infection if their mother visited or lived in any country where the virus is spreading. meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new this morning, the nypd says it's on the hunt for a hit- and-run driver that left a 15- year-old boy badly hurt in brooklyn. police released these surveillance images of a red minivan believed to be involved in the incident. the teen is in bellevue
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former nypd officer charged with murder in new jersey. he's accused of killing his ex- girlfriend in october. suzanne was stabbed outside her home in midland park. after the murder, prosecutors say he jumped in front of a subway train in harlem. he lost his legs and is suing negligence. time is now 6:09. customers. your credit or debit information may have been compromise. and the new place in new york city you cannot ride hover boards. and this -- >> cheerleaders, marino, again, i thought you were the expert at these parties. >> amazon has a sneak peek at the first ever commercial and it's debuting at the super bowl. wait until you hear what happens next. all right, kids, let's get ready to go. it's going to be 10 to 25 degrees colder out the door. the kids need to bundle up.
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coming up. 6:12 now. it is cool out there, john. >> yes, it is cold out there. weather watchers backing me up on that. a lot of readings in the 20s and some readings in the teens. that's right. not necessarily a sweet 16 in middletown here for adam.
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is frozen solid. poor birds will have to wait for that to melt so they can chime in. i hope you remember the birds. we feed our birds and they love it. here's another reading in the teens. this is 18 bryant and somerville. and it took a couple of days, but finally the sidewalk cleared here. now, when you see it down to almost pavement, it's overnight where that can get very slick. that's what we're concerned about, the sidewalks and and driveways and some of the intersections, as well. on the west side with the cold wind blowing, it can be icy. 34. winds are calm. relative humidity at 47 percent. the numbers around the area, there is variety. 34, the standout if you're standing outside in the city right now, but as cold as 14 in sparta. waiting for a clipper system. area of low pressure, front wraps around it, pushes through, moisture -- there is
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with, but we have the chance of snow in the forecast tomorrow. good shape today and tonight. it's tomorrow morning where we see that flurry chance, anywhere in nothing to a coating to half an inch. a better candidate is north and west, but it wouldn't take much to really slicken up the roadways. a late flake possible saturday, but then -- then you start to see a change and you will feel a change, too. that mild air takes over. sunday into monday, into groundhog day next week, temperatures well above normal and the absence of the gusty winds make it feel better. today it feels colder. 41 with a light wind. overnight tonight, a few clouds, but still cold. then tomorrow, what's interesting, we will see clouds and a chance of a flurry here and there. then the afternoon wind will make it feel like maybe 25 to 35, so quite a drop farles the wind chills tomorrow before we
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don't forget, don't be surprised, some snow tomorrow. a passing flurry late saturday. not a lot, but it will be slippery, then nice and mild working into february. let's get to work now at a quarter after 6:00 with alex. >> john, you've been talking about black ice. i think it's really affecting the ride out there. let's look at the cameras in parsippany. there is an overturned vehicle with two lanes blocked on route 80 eastbound at exit 45. it is closed, i think, because you're not moving. heavy delays back to exit 42. quickly growing. stim stick with 46 as an alternate in the area. and in the bronx, an accident blocking two lanes of the westbound side of the cross bronx. delays back to the bruckner interchange. and in newark, a jackknifed tractor-trailer has your ride slowed interest. it is at exit 56, but delays back to 52. stick with the express lanes for a smooth commute. alternate side parking suspended until monday.
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back to you. >> thank you, alex. now to campaign 2016 and it looks like tonight's debate will go on without trump. he's unhappy with fox news. first, he demanded they replace the moderator. then his campaign said trump was mocked for asking twitter followers whether he should take part in the debate or not. >> i was not treated well by fox. they came out with a ridiculous p.r. statement, drawn up by a child. >> instead, he will host a benefit for vets reasons across town. ted cruz wants to debate trump one-on-one, but trump hasn't agreed to it. against the law here in new york city to use hoverboards on streets and sidewalks. now the mta is bang them, as well. alice gainer has the details.
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the subway, lirr, metro north, staten island railway, bus or accessa ride, leave the hoverboard at home. the mta is banning them because they say the batteries pose a potential fire risk. instances of them catching fire have been reported all across the country. >> we don't allow flammable sub substances or hazardous materials to be brought into the transportation network. >> this falls under prohibition. >> if a fire starts and we're underground that could cause something bad. >> they're a danger to people in people's houses, sure, it's guide idea. >> also, the mta has long banned skateboards, skates, scooters and other personal wheeled devices in train stations. the latest ban just adds the new newest wheeled device. most say they don't see them in the stations anyway, but agree the ban is just common sense. >> because of the possibility of exploding, and somebody could slip and fall into the cracks.
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>> hoverboards should go. >> there's too many accidents as it is. >> the ban will be enforced by mta police and the nypd. alice gainer, cbs 2 news. a consumer alert if you have eaten at wendy's recently and paid with a credit card. there are reports of unusual activity on cards used at some of its 5700 restaurants across the country. wendy's is encouraging customers to carefully check statements and look for unauthorized charges. 6:18 now. coming up, the new way you will be able to express your feelings on facebook. and up next, the biggin we are -- big winner of the sixth annual gerber baby contest. and the dow jones fell
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i file like i can't talk over her, you know? it sounds so great. >> get ready for a double dose of adele next month. you can listen for a second. $ [ music ] $
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says the special will air on valentine's day. the concert took place in london on november 20th. the next night, adele is a featured performer at this year's grammy awards. they air live from los angeles on monday, february 15th, here on cbs 2. so it's going to air on bbc on valentine's day? you know how many people across the country just said, oh, we now have plans, honey. >> i got you front row tickets adele. >> you are not going to believe it. you're not going to believe this. >> we're going to be so comfy in our pyjama pants. >> brilliant. >> the brits! >> you know, she should ride around in a car and sing karaoke. i'd watch that. as you get ready to ride around, it's a heated seat kind of day today. a heated seat and you're ready to go. it's cold. be sure to watch your step. alex will tell you about problems beneath your wheels with the icing out there, but it's outside your front door,
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cold temperatures, teens, 20s, 30 if you are lucky. after the morning chill, it's not that bad. it's a bit breezy and cooler. upper 30s to 41, which is above normal. working into the day tomorrow, that's when the wind kicks in and wind chills income the 20s for many. >> thank you, john. let's get to the commute. >> john, you've been discussing the black ice. here, if you are traveling for your commute in parsippany, specifically jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene of an overturned vehicle that's causing a headache for commuters there. hi, jim. >> reporter: good morning, alex. it's on the eastbound side of route 80 near the area of 45. you can see two lanes getting by the accident scene there. a tow truck trying to get into position to remove the car from the roadway. the delays go back four or five
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live in chopper 2, jim smith reporting. >> and route 80 eastbound at exit 45 there, so stick with 46 as an alternate. that will be a smoother ride for you. alternate side is suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. all the local pro teams off last night, but the college hoop teams were in action. >> here's otis livingston. >> good morning, everyone. the nhl continues on the all- star break and the knicks are in toronto tonight. all about the college ranks last night, st. john's visiting seton hall at the rock. and rodriguez rocks the rim, part of a run to end the first half. they start the second half with a surge. they're now 14-6. the johnies still looking for the first conference victory event and rutgers looking for a win in the big 10. sanders with the jam to get them within 5 in the second half.
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to 10 with three minutes left. 10 loss. i'm otis livingston. update. and this morning's 2 talkers. this year's cutest baby. first, amazon's first crack at a super bowl commercial. it's a good one, too. >> good morning. amazon may now be the biggest retailer, but it's never advertised during the super bowl. that's changing year. >> what about a snack stadium? ? >> that's a stadium built entirely of snacks. >> brilliant. marino, new list. i'm going to need an architect, a five-star chef -- >> snacks? that's smart. >> that's actor alec baldwin and dan marino plugging for the echo wireless speaker and voice command device as they plan a party for the big game.
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released just yesterday and you can watch super bowl 50 live february 7th at 6:30 p.m. here on cbs 2. >> it's a funny ad, but, again, when i think dan marino, i think isotoners. >> i like the nacho idea. you don't have to bring the nachos, just grab them there in the stadium. >> that's your seat. this is another story getting a lot of traction this morning. it's got a big awww factor. if you like dimples and cuteness, meet 7-year-old iola of troy, michigan. she's the winner of the gerber baby search contest she was selected from more than 170,000 entries. she will appear in a gerber ad this year. her parents will receive a 50 $50,000 grand prize and $50,000 in governorer children's clothing. >> look at that head of hair. how cute is she? >> and the dimples. >> look at that! >> just enough. >> i love it. >> thanks, alex.
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the rush to renew passports. check yours sooner than later. and a crash-landing on long island. how the pilot and passenger walked away from the scene.
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coming up on 6:30. 34 degrees on this thursday, january 28th. cooler today, but we've got sun coming. a little bit of snow could be heading our way, as well. but first, a health alert this morning. >> word is spreading fast, as is the disease. >> reports of people infected with zika virus in our area. as health officials worry about an just break here in the u.s. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mare. y calvi. this morning, local and federal officials will address the spread of the disease. >> meg baker is live in mineola at the nassau health department headquarters. meg? >> reporter: the zika virus is being spread by mosquitos in many parts of latin america, but after a resident here in nassau county tested positive for the zika virus, residents are now -- or officials are now
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outbreak and how they can better protect residents. so far in new york, five people have tested positive for zika. here's why doctors are so concerned -- >> out of five women, only one exhibits symptoms. the other four don't have symptoms and may still have been exposed and may still develop problems in their fetuses and the transmission from the mom to the fetus, we think, is relatively high. >> reporter: the cdc issued a travel advisory for pregnant women or those who may become pregnant to areas in the caribbean or latin america where the zika virus has been spreading. united air lines will offer refunds to passengers worried and american will refund pregnant passengers. new york health officials say that two of the patients are in new york city, one is in orange county, one in monroe county, that's new york, and, again, one here in nassau county.
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update on what officials say back to you. >> thank you, meg. breaking next now. police are investigating a stabbing murder outside a homeless shelter in east harlem overnight. it happened shortly before myth night. police responded to a call of a man stabbed inside the boulevard homeless shelter on lexington avenue. the 62-year-old victim who was stabbed in the neck was pronounced dead at the scene. his identity hasn't been released. it's now 6:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. it's colder than it has been and with the clear conditions, there is icing going on. be sure you're safe behind the wheel. you can't see it, so it's very dangerous. and watch your step getting in and out of the car. a lot of folks in the teens and 20s. mostly sunny today, a bit breezy, waiting for a clipper, that's the chance of snow tomorrow. you know what? coming up we're going to talk
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and compare the -- what's on the ground now to what we saw saturday into sunday. your day today, snow-free, but it will people like the 30s with a special birthday to commemorate today. right now, though,we want to commemorate, i hope,a good commute for you. hi, alex. >> not this morning. a live look in parsippany. if this is a portion of your ride, peek at the tv here. an overturned vehicle has two lanes blocked on route 80 eastbound at exit 45. standstill traffic approaching the scene. and farther east, another accident has all lanes closed eastbound. just avoid the area. if you can stick to 46 as an alternate, that's a smoother commute. and an accident on the westbound side of the cross bronx at white plains road. delays here back to the bruckner interchange. also an accident on the westbound side of the bruckner at white plains road. a disabled truck blocks a lane
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delays back to the new england thruway. alternate side is suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect. don't text and drive. and so far today at the airport, everything is on or close to schedule. chris and mary? >> thank you. a bergen county boy is expected to be released from the hackensack medical center dade after being attacked by a raccoon. >> janelle burrell is live in hackensack this morning. janelle? >> reporter: the good news is the little boy is doing much better, but you can only imagine the terrifying moments for the 6-year-old who was with his mother when that raccoon attacked and his injuries could have been worse if not for the maybe who stepped in to help. here's video of the little boy. this is 6-year-old airan. you can see him in his hospital bed here at hackensack university medical center. you can see his face is swollen and bruised from the surgery he had to have, nine stitches were inserted for his cuts.
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before 9:00 yesterday morning when aryan and his mom were walking to his school when the raccoon crossed 16th street in elmwood park, new jersey, jumped on aryan's back and went for his face, clawing and hitting him. the raccoon, they say, did not let go until a neighbor nearby saw, grabbed a pole and starting swinging at the animal. >> killed the raccoon. the kid jumped up, he was screaming and crying. there was blood all over the place. >> reporter: now, that raccoon was killed in that incident. the raccoon was taken to a lab for testing. we're expecting to hear sometime tomorrow whether or not the animal had rabies. aryan is here at the hospital doing much better, expected to be released sometime later today. reporting live this morning from hackensack, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news.
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reports of slashing attacks around the city have commuters on edge this morning. in the latest incident, a man is accused of injuring a woman with a machete tuesday night. in the last month, several new yorkers have become the victims of these types of attacks. >> in many incidences, there is not a motive. many individuals are emotionally disturbed, off their meds. >> some of the individuals that commit these crimes are repeat offenders and they're the ones that need to be taken off the streets. >> the nypd says there's been 286 slashings or stabings in new york city since january 1st, up nearly 15 percent compared to 249 incidents this time last year. an update on fatalities linked to last weekend's blizzard. the latest victim, a 3-year-old girl. she was sitting in a running car with her mother and brother. they did not realize that snow had blocked the car's exhaust pipe, causing deadly fumes to
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the girl died last night. saturday. after the storm, melting snow is being blamed for an underground explosion in lower manhattan. there was an electrical equipment blowup yesterday morning. it sent heavy metal plates flying into the air, narrowly missing a woman with a baby in a stroller and a man who happened to be walking by. >> he was really nervous and kept checking his face. >> the snow blew up in the air like 30 feet and lifted up a car out of the way in the corner here. it's crazy. >> con ed says the snow may have caused the explosion. 400 incidents have been reported since the storm. this just in, a new poll says donald trump could run the table in the first three state votes in the republican nomination for president. trump has significant leads in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina. it's unclear if the poll was conducted before trump opted
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on the democratic side, hillary clinton leads in iowa and south carolina, bernie sanders still has a strong lead in new hampshire. today marks the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle challenger disaster. on january 28th, 1986, the shuttle exploded. 73 seconds after liftoff. all crew members were killed. the super heated gas escaped a joint, causing fuel tanks to explode. nasa will pay tribute to the fallen crew members today during a wreath-laying ceremony. coming up, why you want to check your passport soon. >> and 100 pounds of heroin hidden in car parts in queens. and awaiting the water. the big proposal to put in a dam at niagara falls. and a list of fruits and
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frightening sights on long island after a helicopter crashes in a residential neighborhood. now a flight instructor is being hailed as a hero. this cell phone video shows the inside of his downed helicopter moments after a crash-landing in the middle of a lindenhurst neighborhood yesterday. surveillance video shows when the helicopter of the experienced 26-year-old pilot and his first-time student falls out of the sky. residents heard the failing engine overhead. >> i looked to my left and seen a helicopter right next to me. i thought i was seeing things. i saw it go behind the trees, under the power lines and tip over. >> the pilot managed to land the chopper, avoiding any homes, electrical wires or passing cars below. he and the student walked away uninjured. the faa and ntsb are
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if you're looking to travel overseas and need to renew your passport, do it sooner rather than later. almost 50 million passports will expire in the next three years. that's in part because 10-year renewals were put in place a decade ago. many countries are denying entry to passengers with entry valid less than six months. and traffic and weather on the 2s. look at the temperatures just above freezing this morning. >> nothing like looking at the passport and saying oh, no , i'm making a trip downtown and standing in line. >> who is that guy in the picture? >> i look like a spy. speaking of the seas and travel and safety, happy birthday, sort of, to the united states coast guard. of course, the coast guard created by george washington, but it became the coast guard on this day in 1915 when the revenue service was joined with the lifesaving service. so --. and a big movie this
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based on a real story. way to go, coast guard. out in the city now, it is pretty, bright and blue. pretty but cold. one other note, it's also national kazoo day. i worked on that. kazoos have been around for 165 years and this is the day we celebrate the kazoo. clear and 34. i freaked out everybody in the booth, didn't i? readings around the area, cold. we've got the teens and 20s. sometimes we don't even have the teens. the concern is black ice. bridges, overpasses, sidewalks and some surface streets, then a clipper coming on board, bringing in snow. the the mostels are not that bullish on the system, maybe a coating to a half an inch. that's the gfs. the city. speaking of the city, let's take a look at snow melt. heat of the storm -- heat of
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thick of the storm, 26.8. now we're down to 9 inches in the city. on average, we've melted 14 to 20 inches. isn't that great? and more melting going on to go on this weekend, as welt. watch your step, though, and watch out behind the wheel, right, alex? >> reporter: it's a busy morning with major issues on route 80. jim smith is above the scene a serious accident. good morning, jim. >> good morning, alex. we're over the eastbound side of route 80, about a mile past the exit to the parkway. a multivehicle accident, several trucks involved, as well. the accident was in the local lanes, all lanes are closed on the local lanes and for some time in the express lanes,we were seeing one lane closed. there are now two lanes open again, but all the traffic at the local lanes is trying to drooiv over the snow, over the curb to get into the express lanes. we're left with over a two-mile delay on the eastbound side into the area and the delays continue to grow. back to you. >> thank you, jim.
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stick to route 46 as an alternate. it will be smoother for you. and in the bronx, the cross bronx at white plains road, delays back to the bruckner interchange. and an accident blocks a lane on the westbound side of the bruckner and white plains road. a disabled truck blocks a lane at 138th street. delays now all combined back to the new england thruway. alt saturday ernate side parking is suspended until monday. trash removal resumes in the city today following this weekend's snowstorm. place trash out according to normal schedules and make sure it's easily accessible and cleared of snow and it is promised to be removed. mary? >> thank you, alex. a city sanitation worker who claims he was mugged while clearing snow in queens has been arresth. the 31-year-old told police he was pistol-whipped by two men early yesterday. he claimed they stole his phone and $25. he's now charged with filing a false report.
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sanitation department or the union representing its workers. two men face drug possession and conspiracy charges after a huge bust in queens. police found 48 kilos of heroin, worth up to $38 million stashed in car parts. dea agents spotted them circling around tuesday night. that seemed odd. one of the trucks was unregistered. after being stopped, a drug- sniffing dog detected a hit. the two men are from guatemala, one is here on a travel visa. the thundering waters of niagara falls could turn into a tricking. >> new york state officials are considering temporarily diverting water from the falls to make major repairs. don champion has the report. >> reporter: to some, the thought of niagara falls going from this to this is unimaginable. but new york officials say it's very necessary. >> so much talk over the last 48 hours has been about the dewatering. that's not the end. that's a means. >> reporter: state parks
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diverting water from the falls temporarily for a bridge replacement project. plans involve replacing two crumbling bridges near the brink of the falls. >> i'm glad they're doing something. what they've had their temporary since 2004 looks horrible. >> the project could mean water will be diverted for up to nine months. the spectacle happened once before in 1969 when there was a study on erosion at the falls. >> it's kind of sad that it will be because people won't be able to come and see it and won't be able to see how pretty it is. >> this is such a beautiful area. it's one of the wonders of world. and finally they're putting money back into this place. >> the project could cost $24 million. so far, funding has not been secured. don champion, cbs news. new york officials say the project is still a few years away from beginning and will initially be a tourism draw as a ones in a lifetime
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>> just not the same, you know? florida man says he thought his exotic pet was gone forever. he owns a kikachu, they're found in central and south america. they look like a cross between a raccoon and a monkey. late monday night, a #i9 99- year-old miami woman woke up and found banana curled up on her chest. he was on the he loose for a week. >> i had to move to my brother's house. she fudd out a way to open up the cage. she's got good hands. >> the woman screamed and called for help. banana was found in her local home's attic, tired, cold and okay. he just wanted to snuggle. 6:48 now. still ahead, all the feelings on facebook, the new emotions being added. and this -- >> it was like a miracle. it really was. >> a perfect match at the worst possible time. a hero helps a woman get to the
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but first, otis livingston has this morning's sports report. . >> good morning, everyone. none of the local teams were in action. seton hall beat st. john, 79- 60.
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knicks will be in toronto.
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vegetables could be the key to weight control. eating plenty of apples, berries and onions could keep weight in check. a study in the british medical journal finds people who either more of these report less weight gain. if you're on facebook, you will have new ways to express yourself. six new emotioncons will be added. the new reactions include angry, sad, wow, ha ha, yay and love. facebook hopes they will have useers sharing thoughts more often. >> we always say yay when we go to john elliot. >> we don't share enough and now have the opportunity. my daughter last night said, dad, you're an embarrassment on facebook because it's all about dogs and down. 34 in the city now. that's the hot spot. it's cold out there. we're hearty folk.
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know what gets us? grahamy. i tell you, watch your step. don't slip and fall. and the sun will come out with a quiet chill this afternoon. it will be cold. tomorrow with stronger winds, the wind chills between 25 and 35 for most of the so, just checked, still winter, still busy because of the ice, right, alex? >> right, john. on route 80 this morning, take a sick and listen to jim smith. hi, jim. >> reporter: alex, the eastbound local lanes remain closed about a mile after exit 62. a multivehicle accident, several trucks involved. you can see the traffic in the local lanes trying to drive over the snow and over the curb to get into the express lanes. we're looking at over a two- mile delay on 80. jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> to avoid the headache, stick to route 46 as an alternate.
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suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect. be safe. don't text and drive. >> thank you. a suffolk county woman will remember the blizzard as the day she got a second chance alt life. the 62-year-old of bohemia had been waiting a year and a half for a new kidney. during the blizzard, she got a call from a nurse, but emergency crews doubted an ambulance could get to her to stony brook university in time. so a determined paramedic picked her up. >> it was like a miracle. it really was. she said we had a kidney for you, i almost fell off the bed. >> she hopes more people sign the back of their driver's licenses to become organ doners. >> he grabbed the suv and got right over there. charlie rose and nora o'donnell join us now with a preview of cbs news.
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country's top infectious disease specialists about preventing an outbreak of the zika virus here in new york and in the u.s. and how the national zoo kept the pandas and other animals safe during the blizzard. >> they love the snow. look at them! and revealing barbie's new look, that's first here on cbs this morning. the news is back in the morning. we will see you in a few minutes. >> thank you.
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before you go, next. here's what you need to know before you go. police are investigating a stabbing murder at the boulevard homeless shelter in east harlem. it happened just before midnight. the 62-year-old victim who was stabbed in the neck was productioned dead at the scene. the suspect is still on the loose. five people in the new york area have now tested positive for the mosquito-born zika virus. the cdc and nassau county executive are set to hold separate news conferences today. this is after a nassau county resident contracted the virus. and discussing the "l" train today. the subway line could be suspended on weekends or
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is repaired. bus lanes could be in place to help commuters senators now a final look at traffic. >> a slow ride. never a good ride with tons of red. this accident has all the local lanes closed at exit 63. at least a three-mile delay in the local and express lanes. stick with 46 as an alternate. alternate side is suspended until monday. meter rules remain in effect and be safe. don't text and drive. i know the main roads look safe and dry, most of them are, but it's intersections and sidewalks, crosswalks, it's slippery out there. numbers-wise, we're cooler than yesterday. it's breezy and bright. tomorrow, it's a clipper system. maybe a tenth of an inch of snow, up to a half of an inch of snow. friday, busier and colder with the gusty winds. leftover flakes on saturday.
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