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it's 4:30, 40 degrees on this tuesday, february 2nd, groundhog day. a sunny, cooler day today, but a spring-like forecast for tomorrow. let's talk about today first. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. but we begin with the vote in iowa. lots of unexpected developments overnight. a virtual tie on the democratic side. >> and republican caucus goers boost two of trump's rivals. good morning, marley. >> reporter: chris and mary, good morning. hillary clinton's campaign says it is not a tie on the
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the former secretary of state has declared victory this morning in a very tight race. the democratic contest in iowa remains unresolved this morning with hillary clinton and bernie sanders still locked in a draw. both candidates addressed their supporters late last night as the numbers were being counted. >> i will keep standing up for you, i will keep fighting for you. >> we're going to create an economy that works for working families, not just the billionaire class. >> reporter: the virtual tie means both will likely leave iowa with the same number of pundits. >> this was a must-win night for bernie and a tie is probably not going to cut it. you know=^ he didn't turn out the quote unquote obama coalition as he hoped for. >> reporter: turnout shattered records as voters handed
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>> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa. >> we finished checking and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored, i'm really honored. >> reporter: all eyes are now on marco rubio who pulled away with a third-place finish last night, only trailing trump by 1 percent. >> the big target is on rubio's back. it's going to be bush and christie and kasich all going after rubio. >> reporter: the shift now goes to new hampshire, which holds the first in the nation primary next week. the iowa caucuses also mark the end of the road for two of the candidates in the race. mike huckabee and martin o'malley both suspended their presidential bids last night. chris, mary? >> all right, marley, thank you so much. a little traffic and weather on the 2s time with john elliot. >> all eyes on the groundhog. will he see his shadow? yes, we have a groundhog in the studio. the bigger question is what do you do tomorrow?
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going to be more challenging this week. today is relatively benign, it's cooler, it should be clear and bright. how about the beautiful crescent moon out there? clear and 40 out there now. we had a little bit of light rain yesterday, you know, as promised, a few annoying drops if you had just washed your car and high pressure today, but you get a sense of that snowstorm. yeah, they got the voting in in iowa, now there's more snow for the iowa and then down into parts of missouri. that's going to dip to the south and then usher in the wet weather tomorrow. warm, but wet. today we dial it back down, about 10 degrees above normal. we're back in the 40s. guess who's back in business? alex denis here with all the info you need. >> thank you for waking up with us. if you're traveling in queens, let's talk about construction. two lanes are blocked on the west side of the grand central parkway.
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also, the goethals bridge, still closed for construction until 5:00, but if you stick through the area, you should be okay in jersey city. the covered roadway closed for construction in both directions between jersey and tunley avenues. also, cypress avenue, northbound 6 trains here are running express to hunts point avenue. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the son of a former top aide to the mayor's wife is charged with manslaughter in new jersey. >> he's accused in a stabbing apparently that what he the target of robbers. janelle burrell is live in edgewater with more on this. janelle? >> reporter: chris and mary, this is certainly a very unusual crime for this community. carly norwinger charged with manslaughter and weapons possession. what has many people here surprised is his connection to city hall.
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of edgewater was swarming with sheriff's investigators. parents picking up young kids from day care monday evening forced to walk around a bloody crime scene, a botched robbery that ended with a 16-year-old boy dead. >> it's just a unimaginable that something of this kind would happen here. >> reporter: investigators have arrested and charged 19-year- old kari nordlinger under arrest. he lives here with his mother, a former aid to first lady shirleyaine mccross bronx expressway. cray. he aparent tried to fight off his alleged attackers, including a 16-year-old of spring valley, new york. investigators say nordlinger stabbed him in the leg, severing an artery, who later died at a hospital. four other suspects from rockland county are under arrest accused of trying to hide evidence after the altercation.
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i mean, i -- i've worked two jobs, seven days a week to live here because it's a safe neighborhood and for this to happen, it's like -- it goes to show, no place is safe. >> reporter: elaine lives next door. in 2014, kari nordlinger was arrested for trespass. at that time, his mother stepped down from her job to spend time with her son. >> it's shocking. i can't imagine. >> reporter: an attorney told us they're extremely disappointed by the charges against him. they say kari is a victim in this case and that they will fight these charges vigorously. he, right now, is being held on half a million dollars bail and not being allowed to post 10 percent to get out. as for the other 4 suspects, they're being held on $750,000 bail. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle.
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hurt while battling a fire at a staten island home. the fire started around 9:00 9:00 last night in the basement of this sinclair avenue home. the fire chief on the scene said the flames were so intense it burned through 12 beams of the basement. a firefighter fell through the first floor and into the fire. he suffered second and third- degree burns. >> he went into the -- the living room above the fire area. the beams had burned through and he fell through the floor, through into where the fire was, but fortunately we had other firefighters down there, pushed in with a hose line and rescued him. >> four other firefighters were treated for minor injuries. in who was stand staying in the home got out safely. the cause of the fire is under investigation. police identified the nassau county girl who was struck and killed by a car as she walked to school. 12-year-old gabriel christina johnson was a block from elmont memorial high school yesterday morning. witnesses say the 7th grader was crossing against the light. no charges have been filed.
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searching for a group of subway fare beaters, one of whom knocked a police officer off a station platform and onto the tracks. it happened at the parsons avenue stop in queens on sunday. two men and two women walked through the station service gate in an effort to avoid paying a fare. when two officers tried to stop them, one of the men knocked the officer onto the track bed. the suspects escaped. new york state is offering free testing for the zika virus for people with symptoms who traveled out of the country. nine new yorkers tested positive for the mosquito- bourne virus. most adults shrug off zika without feeling sick, but one of the infected new yorkers is a pregnant woman. the world health organization declared this a global health emergency. >> the neurological complications constitute an
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and a public health threat to other parts of the world. >> yesterday, the governor announced a zika hotline to answer concerns about the health scare. 4:38 now. apple dethroned a top company. and this morning, a local school district could be the first to use breathalizers on students. we will preview tonight's vote in rockland county. and your chance to see hamilton for -- well, not much more. we will tell you how to score tickets to the hottest show on broadway for only $10. wait a minute, that's on the 10. that makes perfect sense. hello, moon. see that moon there? it's like a crescent roll. where's the butter? a colder start to the day. groundhog blues, may see sun, then it turns wet on wednesday.
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coming up. today is groundhog day. punxsutawney phil will make his
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>> according to german legend, if he sees his shadow, winter will last another six weeks, if not, spring comes early. members of phil's circle will reveal his forecast at sunrise, just before 7:30 this morning. cannot wait for that. new york's version of groundhog day takes place at the manhattan zoo this morning. we will see if chuck sees his shadow today. the mayor will not be at the ceremony. let's hope mary huckabee has a firm grasp of the groundhog. >> chuck always takes care of us. don't want to see the shadow, john. >> yes. and at turtleback zoo, we will check the shadow there, as well. let's check in with our weather watchers. cooler readings, the 20s and 30s. a little "nightcast," 37. and bernard downstairs, this is
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just so everybody knows at the cbs broadcast center, it's national tatar tots day. we love the tatar tots here, but you to give them the heads up. you enjoy some tatar tots, as well. we have cooler readings. it's a lot cooler. look for icing out there and good old charlie, i have to share charlie, too, 26. he has, did you know, look there, there's wallie the woodchuck. it looks life like. and look out for the van, charlie. around the area, we will see more sun today, so, the dilemma is, oy, oy, they see their shadow, that's supposedly bad news. it is based in science, based on arctic highs. cooler readings, absolutely. 37 in the hamptons and greenwich. 27 in monticello. it's no surprise, it's cooler out the door. a few degrees to over 10 degrees colder as you start
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wind chills don't retreat that much with a still wind now. it will be a warm, balmy wind tomorrow. you will give back a few degrees with that breeze, but you're still going to be in a low to mid-40s for real-feel numbers and the temperatures will be 10 degrees above normal. right now, it's quiet. it's going to be a quiet day today. a bit breezy and bright. rain, snow, heavy rain at times. it will actually slide a bit to the south and then make the turn, ride the warm winds into our area tomorrow. tuesday is fine after work, after school, you're okay, in facts, with lots of sun, as well. then wednesday in the morning, the morning commute should be okay for most, but you see the showers pushing in. it will be rain by midday. and then you see a few scattered showers continuing. then it's a line of heavy rain pushing through, impacting the evening commute and then the
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rain and then we dry out on thursday. early model runs have an inch of rain on average around the area. some folks closer to an inch and a half. the concern on your wednesday will be the localized flooding in poor drainage areas. that's the busy and warm day. we cool as we wrap up the week, around 40 on friday. 4:45, nice and dry now of the what's going on, alex? >> let's help you out in queens. you're dealing with construction. two lanes are blocked in the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it's between jewel avenue and the l.i.e. also, the goethals bridge closed for construction for another 15 minutes. use the outer bridge crossings as an at nate. the new jersey turnpike is moving well in both directions. you're delay-free on the garden state parkway, 78, 1 and 9. and the covered roadway has since re-opened. alternate side is in effect citywide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, allen. here's a quick look at the stories making headlines today.
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rock was thrown at a new york city-bound amtrak train through f philadelphia sunday night. it hit a window, cracking it. some passengers thought a bullet was fired at the window. authorities are investigating. kevin roper, the wal-mart truck driver who crashed into tracy morgan's limo van in 2014 has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges. the accident critically injured morgan and killed his friend. prosecutors say roper was sleep- deprived and failed to see the traffic ahead of his rig. fans of "hamilton" are getting another shot at $10 tickets. there will be a a lottery at 7:00 this morning. and stock futures are lower after a mixed close on wall street monday. traders managed to recover from steep losses earlier in the day. the dow jones ended down 17 points. the nasdaq added 6. the s&p
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this morning, the world has a new most valuable company. they topped apple to claim the honor. alphabet has been riding a stock surge and has more than $565 billion. that puts it about $26 billion ahead of apple, which is held the most valuable title since 2013. day before connecticut governor dan malloy delivers his state of the state address, lawmakers working to grapple with a budget deficit. they face a $516 million gap in the coming fiscal year. lawmakers met in a special session in december to close $350 million in shortfalls in this year's budget. they're back in session tomorrow. well, students at some rockland county schools may soon have to take another type of test, but it won't involve paper or pencils, but a popular police tool. >> today, the board of education will consider breathalyzer tests for students suspected of being drunk. emily smith has more on the
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. >> reporter: imagine getting a breathalyzer test at school, based on slurred speech, inability to follow instructions or simply watery eyes. that's what nyack high school students face if the policy is approved. >> people don't care if they get caught or anything. they're going to do it anyway. >> reporter: if approved, nyack high school would be the first district in the lower hudson valley to ask students to take a breath test if suspected they have been drinking. the superintendent, james montesano. >> if we get a positive reading, the first time it's administered, we wait 10 minutes or so and then a second reading is then done. >> reporter: the policy would target students at school and after school events. a student can refuse the test, but will still be subject to the original policy, which means suspension based on reasonable suspicion. the school superintendent works with the school board and convinced parents to change an early version of the policy
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face as reasonable suspicion for intoxication, calling it anything but fair, especially at sporting events. >> people thought as you were entering into the stadium, everybody would be lined up taking the breathalyzer test. >> reporter: there can still be legal issues, though. other districts nationally have run into problems with objections raised by the american civil liberties union. the spokesperson says there are several reasons to be concerned about educators using law enforcement tactics in school. >> i do agree with some of that, but but you can't watch your kids 24/7. with another eye on them, it's helpful. >> reporter: they could vote the policy into place as early as tomorrow evening, but it won't go into effect until next year. and talking about the now- famous pants. and a special water delivery from russell simmons. the message he has for the
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and another check of
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on the way right after this. business mogul russell simmons is part of a growing list of celebrities who are donating water to flint, michigan. the city is suffering from a public health crisis. high levels of led contaminated the water source after the government switched the supply to the flint river. >> every person who needs, you know, a couple of cases or 10 or 20 cases of water, that's good. each person that you help matters. but the bigger picture has to be served here. >> simmons says actor will smith sent a truck load of water and chloe kardashian sent a check to flint over the weekend. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. tuesday. good morning. >> hi, chris.
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let's do something today. the sun will be shining. numbers won't be that bad. 10 degrees above normal. a pretty nice day. the tuesday treat. clear and 40, winds calm. so, brilliant skies and pleasantly cool on your groundhog day. will he or won't he? probably will. wet and rather mild tomorrow. flooding concerns with the heavy rain showers possible and then, whoa, work weekend is much colder. feeling like the low to mid- 30s. particularly north and west, could see a flake or two later in the weekend. we don't want you to see too many brake lights. . let's get around them, alex. what's going on. >> thanks, john. if you're traveling this morning in queens, we have construction, two lawns are blocked on the -- lanes are blocked on the westbound side of the grand central parkway, between jewel avenue and the l.i.e. plan for that. also, the goethals bridge closed for construction for another 10, 15 minutes or so. stick with the bayonne bridge or the outer bridge crossing as an alternate.
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138 street grand concourse. alt night side is in effect citywide and don't text and back to you. >> thank you, alex. in the next half hour, a new eye-opening study about the conditions in the city's homeless shelters. and gas prices are at record lows, but many consumers may not be paying less. we will explain why. and the talk of the super bowl rivals. now, cam newton talking about the colorful pants. he has an explanation for that coming up next here on "cbs 2
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carolina panthers cam newton made headlines when he touched down in san francisco. he had a bold statement with the pants, the pants made by versace, retailing for $849. i thought they'd be more expensive. last night at media night, he explained his choice -- >> $849 for versace. >> zebra? last night he explained his
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>> when i looked at my pants and i said, these are black and gold, the shoes are black and gold, to tie along with the whole super bowl l, black and gold. >> you know those are must win pants. you can't get off a plane like that and lose. everything i put on an attire in my life, every day is a must- win attire. >> my must-win attire. >> that's what you've got to do. you can watch super bowl l here on channel 2, this sunday, starting at 6:30. afterwards, stay tuned for the late show with steven colbert. all right. the weather is a touchdown! >> knock my shoulder out. >> nice of you to not put your hands in front of my face to
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>> we're looking good today, right, john? >> today is great. today may be the nicest day of the week. tomorrow is windy and wet. construction as you make your way out early this morning. we will tell you about that. okay. stale head, more to come from media night at super bowl l. the sights and sounds from the press conference with the broncos and the panthers. also this morning, coloring books aren't just for kids. we look at the new trend that sees more adults picking up the crayons and markers, too. and surprises and upsets in iowa last night.
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it's 5:00. 40 degrees on this tuesday, february 2nd. a little cooler today, but still above the freezing mark and we are watching the storm system headed our way tomorrow. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. and good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for starting your morning with us. let's begin with iowa and the first vote of the presidential season. the republicans had a clear winner in ted cruz. >> the democrats were split between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. diane joins us here in the studio with the latest. diane? >> reporter: chris and mary, good morning. the texas senator, ted cruz, took the top spot for the republicans and the voter turnout for the gop shattered previous records.
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history for a different reason. they were 12 republican candidates in iowa, but the caucus turned into a three-way fight between cruz, trump and rubio, with ben carson at a distant fourth. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored. and i want to congratulate ted. >> reporter: on the democratic side, things are less clear. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. >> reporter: the iowa democratic party put out a statement saying the contest was the closest in iowa democratic caucus history. they gave hillary clinton 49.9 percent of the state delegate equivalent, compared to 49.6 percent for bernie sanders with one precinct still outstanding. while the party hasn't declared a winner yet, the clinton campaign says it's clearly hillary. clinton may also be thanking
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twitter shows her winning one precinct by a coin toss. the same thing reportedly happened in five other precincts with clinton winning the coin toss every time. now, iowa is of primary importance, really because it's the only first nominating contest. the number of delegates is a small percentage compared to the national level, but it's also important because you start to see less popular candidates be pressured into either getting something going or just get going. former maryland governor martin o'malley left for the democrats, mike huckabee left the republican race. and others like jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich, they're all banking instead on showing new hampshire's showings -- a strong showing in new hampshire, i should say, for february 9th th to jump-start their bids. back to you. >> thank you. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, you've got our vote. >> oh, thank you. it is cooler today. in fact, out the door,you feel it.
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in the city now, we're at 39 degrees. yesterday at this time it was 50. we will see a bright day today. it's nice and quiet. we have high pressure in control, waiting for a storm system that is now pushing through the show me state into the land of linkon and then i tell you what, we've got a wind out of the south as this really is going to amplify that system. so we're worried about your wednesday. today, not so much. around 46 at lunchtime. feels like 42. 48, not that bad for an afternoon high. nice and quiet, going and coming to work and school. you get nice conditions, just don't forget the sunglasses and never forget to listen to alex denis. >> thank you, john. coming and going to school this morning, it's mostly construction you're dealing with in brooklyn. two lanes are blocked in both directions on the belt parkway, between rockaway parkway. in queens, construction has two lanes blocked on the westbound side of the grand central parkway between jewel avenue
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a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras showing you the george washington bridge, moving well as you make your way to the inbound lower level. it is e-z pass only until 6:00. delay-free crossings at the tolls. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the son a former aide to new york city first lady chirlane mccray is facing a manslaughter charge in new jersey. >> it appears he was the target of robbers and fatally stabbed an attacker. janelle burrell is live in edgewater with more this morning. janelle. >> reporter: khari noerdlinger's attorney says he's one of the victims in this case and they intend to vigorously fight the charges against him. this is a deadly altercation that's serge shocked the close -- certainly shocked the close knit community. >> reporter: an ordinarily bustling stretch of edgewater swarming with sheriff's investigators. parents picking up young kids from day care monday evening
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crime scene. a botched robbery that ended with a 16-year-old boy dead. >> it's just unimaginable that something like this would happen here. >> reporter: investigators arrested and charged 19-year- old khari noerdlinger for the death. noerdlinger lives in this edgewater apartment building with his mother, rachel noerdlinger, a former aide to new york city first lady chirlane mccray. they say it's where khari was confronted by a group of young adults sunday night. noerdlinger apparently tried to fight off his alleged attackers, including 16-year- old sauvignon lewallen of new york. investigators say noerdlinger stabbed lewallen in the leg, severing an artery. he later died in the hospital. and four others are under arrest accused of trying to hide evidence after the altercation. >> i work two days seven days a week to live here because it's a safe neighborhood.
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place is safe. >> reporter: elaine lives next door to the noerdlingers. in 2014, khari noerdlinger was arrested for criminal trespass. later that year, his mother stepped down from her job, she said in part to spend more time with her son. >> it's shocking. . i just can't imagine. >> reporter: noerdlinger is being held on half a million dollars bail, but the judge is not allowing him to post 10 percent in order to get out. as for the other four suspects who are being held and have been charged, they're being held on $750,000 bail. reporting live from edgewater, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. five firefighters were hurt while battling a fire at a staten island home. the fire started around 9:00 9:00 last night in the basement of this sinclair avenue home. the fire chief on the scene said the flames were so intense it burned through 12 beams of the basement. a firefighter fell through the
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he suffered second- and third- degree burns. >> he went into the living room above the fire area. the beams burned through and he fell through the floor, fell into where the fire was. but fortunately we had other firefighters down there, pushed in with the hose line and rescued him. >> four other firefighters were treated for minor injuries. officials say everyone who was staying in the home got out safely. the cause of the fire is under investigation. the engineer in last year's deadly amtrak crash in philadelphia told investigators he had a very foggy memory of the derailment. that's according to documents released yesterday by the ntsb. they don't come to any conclusions, but show what's been learned so far. the engineer, brandon bostian, said 80 seconds before the crash he realized he was going too slow and began accelerating. the train hit a sharp curve at 102 miles per hour, killing 8 people and injuring 200 others. the de blasio administration released a report on the homeless shelters in the city.
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more than 600 sites. the scorecard found the worst problems were housing units rented for use from private landlords. 67 percent of all violations were found there. the city's 357 traditional shelters fared better. more than half had 10 or fewer violations. family shelters a- less than 1 violation each. a series of subway slashings has the guardian undergroin. for the fur time in 20 years, they will maintain a regular presence in the subway system. the angels founder says he doesn't see police patrolling trains or platforms. bill bratton is downplaying the angels' move. >> therz not expected to engage in anything. they don't have any powers. i don't see that being a big story. >> don't try to downgrade the guardian angels, you should be embracing us to come to the forefront while this becomes a crisis. >> there have been six subway slashings in the past month. the commissioner calls the slashings an aberration.
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still to come, high lites from the first-ever media night at >> big event now. all of a said. this morning, a resident charged with stealing an expensive ring. county police department. and experts are predicting these low natural gas prices won't be around much longer. weather-wise today, it's not a bad day, just a little bit cooler. so a little heavier coat than you wore yesterday. maybe a hat and glove early, or sunglasses. it will be a bright one.
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wish we could turn back time to the good old days when the man was saying we're not stick, but now we're stressed out . >> look at this guy. >> not at all. >> i mean, nobody at this table. that is -- come on, right? ? >> life is too good to be stressed out. >> 39 degrees. >> today is a great day. you know, you should try to get outside today. and maybe i wouldn't say wash the car today, what's the point, it's going to rain tomorrow. >> by go outside and -- why go outside and wash the car? they have big buildings for you to drive in and give them the keys. >> you're old school. for 4 bucks you can wash your own car. my daughter said, dad, why should i wash my car? it's bad when your kid wants to know when they can wash their
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problem is, tomorrow it's going to rain. it's going to get messy again. if you wait until thursday, you will be in better shape. today, you're in good shape weather-wise. clear and 39. it's cool out the door. let's go to beacon, 26. look at jeffersonville, 21. kingston, 30. so, you know what? there's still a little bit of melting. you didn't have much snow up here, but any kind of moisture that makes its way to a sidewalk or a driveway could ice over. 35 in freehold. 36 in spring lake. the concern is where we had more of a snow bullseye with the close to 30-inch total february see more of the higher risk of flooding tomorrow. the your day today, about 10 disagrees above normal. not bad. nothing like yesterday. yesterday was great. in fact, we did 59. if 59 were in the books yesterday for a record, we would have had multiple records broken. sun is up at 7:05. good morning, staten island chuck. sun sets at 5:14. and we will see lots of sun today.
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it's quiet here. we're watching and waiting for the storm there. it's snow, it's rain, it's heavy rain, pushing through into parts of the ohio valley. runs into the warm air out of the gulf. moisture will be added. we will be able to wring quite a bit of moisture out of the skies on wednesday. so, pretty skies will give way to overall more challenging conditions. groundhog day, bye-bye into wednesday. wednesday, more of a complex scenario. you look at the warm air pushing through. numbers are 55 to 60. then the front, driving the clouds into the sky. turns soggy, windy, challenging, potential flooding there. you have to really be smart tomorrow. it's busier in the afternoon than it is in the morning, so, remember that. i've got morning things and afternoon things, there you'll see more impact in the afternoon. thursday, possibly a leftover shower early and then much quieter. plenty of sun, a touch cooler. maybe he just won't see his shadow. he probably will be on facebook and won't even look for his
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and then we're going to be looking out for you on wednesday. that's the challenging day. and then quite a bit cooler into the weekend. 5:15 on this tuesday morning. alex? i hear he's got the live, streaming thing down, john. we'll see how that goes. >> finally. >> let's help you out in brooklyn. construction has two lanes blocked in both directions on the belt parkway between flatbush avenue and rockaway parkway. anticipate that. and in the bronx, the cross bronx expressway moving well, no delays westbound all the way to the george washington bridge. eastbound, out to the bruckner interchange, but we do have subway changes due to track maintenance, downtown 4 trains are bypassing 138th street grand concourse. alternate side parking is in effect citywide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> did you see "hamilton? ". >> no, i wish. you did! . a follow-up now to an exclusive story cbs 2 told you
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more than 15 million drivers have had their license plate scanned by freeport police since cameras were set up. >> looking for remote registration. >> at headquarters, officers check the information coming in from more than 30 license plate cameras. they've seized more than 500 stolen vehicles under the program and it's led to 25 arrests. >> including murderers, armed robbers, burglars, wanted felons and several drug dealers. >> the mayor says only law breakers need to worry, but civil liberty groups want to protect privacy. a long island investment banker is fighting back after being accused of stealing an expensive ring. 48-year-old angela bianchi filed a federal lawsuit against police alleging false arrest. last october, she was charged with stealing a $2,500 diamond and sapphire ring from a jewelry store at the roosevelt
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she says at the time of the theft, she was shopping for shoes in another store. her attorney says she doesn't resemble the suspects and claims she was mistreated. >> she was brought in to the precinct. she was handcuffed against a wall. she was uncomfortable and despondent. >> surveillance video led prosecutors to drop all charges. nassau police are not commenting on the lawsuit. the search continues for the thieves. okay. well, so far this winter, cheap natural gas prices and warm relatively low. >> can our good fortune continue? as cbs 2's lou young reports, can. >> reporter: the big graph on the trading floor wall tells the story. natural gas is priced at an all- time low for this century, where the drill, baby, drill impulse meets the warmer winter and we win. matthew carey watches the
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>> there is much more supply. the shale industry is yielding more production and there's not a pick-up in demand. >> reporter: con ed's figures confirm the trend in an average new york gas bill ran $215 a month. this year it's $20 cheaper for the same amount of gas and we're using less because it isn't cold out. consumers who don't level paymentsesin a budget might not notice right away, but those who don't, have a winter winfall. >> we're not spending as much. and economically, it's helped all of us. >> reporter: natural gas prices are so low, some are looking over contracts with alternative suppliers. energy service companies. no one, though, seems to be offering long-term deals at the historic low rates. lock-in prices are significantly higher than what we're paying now. >> there doesn't seem to be a way to lock in unless you go to a futures market and do it yourself. >> in other words, be a commodity trader. there's not a way to buy the
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while the winter has been easy on our wallets, there's probably not a way to make it last. back to you. con edison is asking for a hike in rates it charges to deliver energy. if approved, it could end up doing away with some of the energy cost savings. some of bills have been a nice -- you know -- >> a nice break. >> yeah. it's been a change. enjoy it while you can. 5:19 now. still to come in the next half hour, how new york state is responding to the zika outbreak. and the new way the nfl decided to handle the pre-super bowl press conferences. we have highlights from opening nights. it was a big deal. and another check of your weather and traffic on the 2s
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look at the snowboard here. sloan's parents started her off on little hills in the backyard. friday she hit the slopes in park city. her parents say she loves her new sport. >> she's strapped into the board and can't fall off, which is great. she can barely walk, but that's great. >> you talk about starting young. you talk about starting young. johnny, traffic and weather on the 2s. >> it's low center of gravity. that's why i'm better at everything. it's low center of gravity. we will see challenging weather for the resorts because it's
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i think we'll see better conditions this weekend. clear and 39 now. a cool beauty today. 48. a lot cooler than yesterday. but tomorrow, wet in our area. let's get around the area now with alex. >> thanks for joining us, yfnlt let's look at our live drive feed map. route 231 is closeed in both directions due to an accident at route 34. plan for that. also, in brooklyn, construction has two lanes blockth in both directions on the belt parkway between flash bush avenue and rockaway park way there. downtown 4 trains are bypassing, 138 street, grand concourse. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. as we countdown to super bowl l. we look back on this day in super bowl history. today marks two years since the tri-state area hosted super bowl 48. broadway between 34th and 47th street transformed into super bowl boulevard.
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then it was time for the main event. the big game at met life stadium in east rutherford. the weather was similar to what we're dealing with now. not very winter like. it went off without a hitch. seattle facing the broncos and it was a blowout from the get- go. 43-8. now peyton has his chance for payback, not against seattle, but in a super bowl. >> we'll hear from payton manning and the rest of the players. the media day was a primetime opening night. >> the broncos and panthers took the floor with a halftime show in between. this is the nfl, man, making an event out of everything. jamie joins us live with more this morning outside of san francisco. hey, jamie. >> reporter: chris and mary, you're right. opening night didn't disappoint. an orange leprechaun, ms. universe and hundreds of
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the start of super bowl week. super bowl l opening nights kicked off with a huge production in san jose. stage first. >> it took me a minute. i didn't know that was a bridge we were standing on until we got down here. >> reporter: the big question, will veteran quarterback manning retire after the big game? he says he doesn't know. then came the carolina panthers, reporters swarmed all 11 booths set up for all the key players and coaches from both teams. when trying to get close to the night's biggest names like quarterback cam newton, this is where reporters start and try to jockey for position. >> how much fun are you having? >> right now? >> yeah. >> not a lot of fun. >> how much fun do you plan to have over the next few days? >> a lot. >> reporter: there were plenty of costumes and light-hearted questions for the players. [ laughter ] >> the broncos vaughan miller was expected to put on a show.
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how did you get your look today? where's the hat? >> i walked in the locker room and they said, here, this is what you're wearing. today was the easiest day. >> you didn't get to do anything crazy? >> no, it's a team function. you know, it's all about the team. it's all about -- it's all about putting the focus on my teammates and super bowl l coming up. >> reporter: a spectacle for fans soaking up some of the biggest names in football ahead of the biggest game of the year. the teams get today off, some players and coaches will do more media. others will do community eventst here in san francisco. then back to practice tomorrow. chris and mary? >> it is all in preparation for the big one. much. have fun out there. >> good to see you, james gee. watch super bowl l here on 6:50. then stay tuned for the late show with steven colbert. he has a great line of guests coming, including tina fey and will farrell. >> it will be a great show.
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it is 5:30. 39 degrees on this tuesday, february 2nd. sunnier, but cooler today, highs in the mid-40s. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in a moment. let's say good morning, everyone. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. the son of a former top aide to mayor de blasio's wife is charged with manslaughter in new jersey. >> he's accused in a stabbing apparently when he was the target of robbers. janelle burrell is live in edgewater with more on the story this morning. janelle. >> reporter: chris, it's certainly an unusual crime for this community. khari noerdlinger not only
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also with weapon possession after this crime that has certainly shocked this community, because of its political connection. an ordinarily bustling stretch of old river road in edgewater swarming with sheriff investigators. parents picking up their young kids from day care monday evening forced to walk around a bloody crime scene. a botched robbery that ended with a 16-year-old boy dead. >> it's just unimaginable that something of this kind would happen here. >> reporter: investigators have arrested and charged 19-year- old khari noerdlinger for the death. noerdlinger lives in this edgewater apartment building with his mother, rachel noerdlinger, a former aide to new york city first lady chirlane mccray. they say it's where khari was confronted by a group of young adults around 10:30 sunday night. noerdlinger apparently tried to fight off young attackers, including 16-year-old sauvignon lewallen of spring water, new york.
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stabbed him in the leg severing an artery. lew allen later died in an area hospital. four others are under arrest accused of trying to hide evidence after the altercation. >> i'm shocked. i mean, i -- i've worked two jobs seven days a week to live here because it's a safe neighborhood and for this to happen it's like it just goes to show no place is safe. >> reporter: elaine lives next door to the noerdlingers. in 2014, he was arrested for criminal trespass. later that year, his mother stepped down from her job, she said, in part, to spend more time with her son. >> it's shocking. i can't imagine. >> reporter: khari noerdlinger is being held in bergen county jail on half a million dollars bail. reporting live this morning from edgewater, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle. 5:32 now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. 39 degrees now. it will be warmer today, huh? >> yesterday it was 50 at this
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yesterday was a real tweet -- a tweet or treat? >> someone is very active. . >> aa dabba do! so funny. >> on instagram, just like that, things can change. it will be cool today, but nice and bright. but get ready for wednesday. we will look at the risk of flooding tomorrow in a bit. in the city now, 39 degrees. the pretty skies overhead. quarter moon and sunshine then, we'll see clouds creep in overnight. some of the models have rain by this time tomorrow morning. i think that's a little aggressive, but there's the system there. well to the west. so save your day today. take advantage of it. enjoy it. mine for a february day, 48, just plain great with lots of sun. staten island chuck, hopefully will sleep in because, you know, he could see his shadow today. >> okay. >> that's all i'm saying. >> don't say it, john. let's gelt to the commute. >> lots take a look at our live drives. north babylon, route 231 is closed in both directions due
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a live look outside, checking the hudson river crossings for you, the lincoln tunnel helix portion is delay-free through the area. similar story at the holland and george washington bridge. good news there. in queens, the belt parkway moving well as you make your way past jfk airport. we had earlier construction between flatbush avenue and rockaway parkway. that's cleared out. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. and be safe, do not text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. to campaign 2016 now. the presidential race is about to move to new hampshire, but there is still unfinished business from last night's caucus voting in iowa. >> the republicans had a clear winner. the democrats are dealing with a virtual tie. diane joins us here in the studio with more. diane? >> reporter: chris and mary, both parties made history in iowa last night. the republicans for a record- shattering turnout and the democrats for historically close contest. in some precincts, it was so eclose it came down to a coin toss. there were 12 republican candidates in iowa, but the
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between ted cruz, donald trump and marco rubio with ben carson at a incident fourth. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored, really honored and i want to congratulate ted. >> reporter: on the democratic side, things are less clear. >> it looks like we're in a virtual tie. >> reporter: the iowa democratic party put out a statement saying this was the closest in iowa democratic caucus history. they gave hillary 49.9 percent, compared to 49.6 percent for sanders with one precinct still outstanding, but while the party has not declared a winner yet, the clinton campaign says it's clearly hillary. >> tails. >> it's hillary clinton. >> she may be thanking lady luck as a video posted on twitter shows her winning one precinct by a coin toss. the same thing reportedly happened in five other
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the coin toss every time. now, even looking at the democratic race as a virtual tie, analysts say it bodes better for hillary clinton than bernie sanders because iowa is a relatively liberal state, with young less affluent voters. sanders will have a harder time in states with a more challenging electorate. and now a big focus on marco rubio. he only trailed trump by 1 percent. as for the underperformers, martin o'malley and mike huckabee dropped out last night. others are still hoping for a strong finish in new hampshire to jump-start their campaigns. chris? >> thank you. police identified the nassau county girl struck and killed by a car as she walked to school. 12-year-old gabrielle christina johnson was hit yesterday morning. witnesses say the 7th grader was crossing against the light. no charges have been filed. new this morning, police are looking for a subway flasher. they say that shortly after
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was aboard a southbound no. 4 train at the grand central stop and exposed himself to a female passenger. he boarded an adjacent train and did the same thing in front of another woman. he's about 30 years old. investigators say it appears a rock was thrown at a new york city-bound amtrak train in philadelphia sunday night. it hit a window, cracking it. some passengers thought a bullet was fired at the window. nobody aboard was hurt. amtrak, philadelphia police and federal authorities are still investigating. new york state is offering free testing for the zika virus for people with symptoms who have traveled out of the country. governor cuomo also announced a zika hotline to answer concerns about the health scare. tony aiello has the story. >> reporter: with the hotline and free testing, new york is trying to stay on top of the growing concern. health officials say nine new yorkers picked up the mosquito- bourne zika virus while traveling out of the country. most adults shrug off zika without ever feeling sick, but one of the infected new yorkers
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virus has been linked to a birth defect. thousands of babies in latin america born with undersized heads. leading the world health organization to declare the outbreak -- >> an extraordinary event. and a public health threat to other parts of the world. >> reporter: more than 20 countries in the caribbean and central and south america are part of a travel warning for pregnant women. monday, federal health officials added costa rica, kursau and nicaragua to the list. sunday in rio, a wrestler for the new york athletic club says she's trying to keep the risk of being in brazil in perspective. >> if i was planning to have a child in the next month, i'd be uneasy about this and maybe that would have changed my decision. >> the mosquito that carries the zika virus does not live in our region so health officials don't expect a major outbreak here. so far all of the u.s. cases have occurred in people who
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is a problem. and a dozen drivers took to the streets yesterday in long island city, protesting uber's fare cut. they say the lower fares will raise demand. drivers say the commission remains the same and won't cost insurance, gas and car payments. and those on the company's finance assistance plan say the high interest rates lock them in. >> i see guys who have paid costs up to 20 $20,000, pay $60,000. and now it's not turned back. they just sucked in into this for the next five years. >> if the rate cuts don't work, they will go back to the old prices. 5:39 now. coming up, free food. what's old is new again for some airlines. and a push to change drunk driving laws across the country will lower the legal limit. and a warning for pregnant women. how a bump in blood pressure could affects your child. and don't forget to connect with us during the show and all morning long. post an update on facebook and
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could it be the nicest day of the week at 5:42? let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> perspective-wise, the sky conditions are are going to be spectacular today. it will be cooler, but for a february day, it's going to be very nice. readings now, cooler out the door. 20s and some 30s. a lot of folks, 30 to 35 degrees. north shore down into the jersey shore, 34. i have to check in with bob. i guess he woke up to "i got you babe." don't you remember -- one of my favorite movies of all time, "groundhog day," so that's the perspective part. staten island chuck and maybe even phil will see his shadow.
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them and that's why they run back into the condos and then winter sticks around for six more weeks. if you believe that kind of stuff. here's the deal. we are seeing some sun later today. got the beautiful planet view and quarter moon view, clear and 39. winds are variable at 3 now. there are a few more readings. 25 in franklin. 21 in walledham. scanning the skies, it's quiet. i mean, you're going to see mostly sunny skies all day today. tonight, evening activityst will be fine. tomorrow morning, we see evidence of that system. parts of the area well north and west could see a shower for part of the morning commute, then into the afternoon it gets busy, so, plenty of sun and cooler today, 48, down by about 9:00, 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday on average. yesterday, flirting with records. today, not so much, but still above normal for your groundhog day. overnight tonight, 43.
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it is a mild evening and it's a rain event into the day tomorrow. tomorrow, challenging, 60. thinking that's great, but we pay the price. it's the gusty wind out of the south to 25 miles per hour. so it's windy. it's a warm wind so you get the big numbers, but you're dealing with the possibility of flooding. already there is a minor and there's a flood alert for minor urban flooding and river flooding in the green-shaded area. now, you have to remember, there could be localized flooding around the area, but why this area? you've got remember, that's more of the bullseye area where we had the really significant snow totals. yes, into the city, as well. but there's not as much snow still on the ground. so, recent snow melt. you've got soggy conditions and we anticipate anywhere from half an inch to an inch and a half of rain. so, flooding is a concern. we will likely see watches posted and up the ante as we
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but tomorrow will be the busy weather day of the week. today, not so much. a just a little on the cool side, refreshing, looks good. tomorrow, challenging, early showers, clear that up. cool down. look at that, 32, 32. yeah, north and west, really cold conditions friday into saturday. could even see a few flakes later sunday north and west. not with 42 in the city. let's get you into the city now. alex? thanks, john. good morning, everyone. traveling in north babylon, changes for you, route 231 is closed in both directions due to an accident at route 34. anticipate some slower-than- normal traffic there. also in brooklyn, the gowanus is starting to get slow northbound from the prospect expressway up to atlantic avenue. into the city, the fdr drive, we have a lane blocked for construction southbound at 63rd street. delays are kuhn of ebbing and flowing back to 79th street. but you look pretty good. west side highway is flowing freely. mass transit is on roar close to schedule if you're taking
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and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. in moneywatch this morning, a change at the top of the most valuable company list and you could get something for nothing on the next domestic flight. >> something for nothing on a flight? jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange with more. jill? >> reporter: good morning, chris and mary. first, a calmer start to february for the stock market. the dow dropped 17 points yesterday. the nasdaq was up 6. if you google most valuable companies, you'll find google's parent at the top of list. alphabet took over the top spot from apple yesterday. google's online advertising business is soaring and apple's iphone sales are slowing down. yahoo could make drastic cuts. they're laying off 15 percent of the work force. the fate of the ceo is unclear. the company's had a hard time
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and airlines are making record profits. that means free snacks are back. american will be giving coach passengers cookies or pretzels. united is serving caramel cookies. delta never stopped offering free snacks. i wouldn't mind them cutting some of the fees that we pay, but, all right, i'll take free cookies. >> free cookies are not bad. >> i'll take one of each. >> yeah. >> i like that. >> strictly one package per person. that's what they're saying. >> cheap. >> thank you, jill. . it could take fewer drinks to make it illegal to get behind the wheel. the national transportation safety board is asking for a stricter limit. they want states to lower the legal limit down to .05 to reduce alcohol-related road accidents. in last year, 1-third of all highway deaths involved alcohol. three more pharmacy chains are providing a heroin anecdote
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walgreens and cvs stores in the city are offering it over the counter. it brings the number of pharmacies where the drug is available statewide to more than 1,000. it blocks the effects of heroin, oxycontin and other painkillers. and in new jersey waterways, researchers found sexually-deformed fish. u.s. geological survey examined a river in sussex county. they found five male bass all had female sex organs. a picture taken under a microscope showed one fish carried an egg. the same problem was found in a fish caught in the great swamp in morris county. the problem could be water contamination from pesticides or estrogen. environmentalists worry about potential health risks to humans. >> we don't know what risks there might be to people, but it's fair to say if chemicals are affecting the hormones of
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concern to awful us. . >> reporter: the department of environmental protection is monitoring the issue. >> you have to go back and re- read that. that is bizarre. up next, it is 4:48. we see six more weeks of winter potentially on the horizon. we've got your groundhog's day forecast. and color away your worries. how a childhood pastime is helping people later in life. but first, the cbs scoreboard, the nets run out of
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put your little hand in mine how many times have we wanted to do that? our alarms go off four hours earlier. >> i don't want to break my phone, you know? >> the classic clip from "groundhog day." sonni and cher's song playing over and over again. . and speaking of which, we've got live pictures this morning. the crowds have gathered. this is live from punxsutawney, pennsylvania, where phil will emerge around 7:30 a.m. if he sees his shadow, we could be in store for another six weeks of winter. we're also monitoring staten island chuck here locally, but, oh -- >> the new york version of groundhog day takes place at the staten island zoo this morning. we will see if chuck sees his shadow. come on, chuck, we need you.
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stumping for hillary clinton. kathy huckle will replace him. >> her nickname in high school was butter fingers. i'm kidding, i'm kidding. traffic and weather on the 2s now. john? what are you doing? >> i'm typing out on the phone, the science behind groundhog day. there is science behind this. it goes way back so i'm putting it on facebook. it takes forever to even explain it to you. in the city now, the science indicating sun, clear and 39. winds are variable at 3. cooler readings north and west, absolutely. a little bit of ice, yeah. it could happen. there's been some melting. so just watch your step. i mean, we're not talking about major roads, we're talking about your sidewalks and driveway. i want to be sure you have a great day because you're looking great. and the weather is, too. mid- to upper 40s. we dial it down by 10. yesterday, 59. 48 today. 60 tomorrow. but it's windy, it's warm, it's wet, but, you know what? 60 is the normal high for april 13th.
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here's alex denis. >> thank you, john. i don't know the science behind that, but i'll take your word for it. traveling this morning in north babylon, we have an accident. the roadway is closed at deer park avenue where it splits off to route 231. anticipate that. a live look outside in east orange where there is an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the garden state parkway. it's at exit 147. delays back to 148 and growing. choosing to go out of your way a little bit, route 21 is the alternate. it's a smoother ride for you. mass transit, tons of green. metro north, p.a.t.h. trains, lirr on or close to schedule for you. alternate side parking is in effect citywide and remember to be safe, do not text and drive. >> thank you, alex. in this morning's healthwatch, the risk of having an underweight or stillborn infant. women with the biggest rise in blood pressure were more than twice as likely to deliver an underweight baby. infants with low birth weight
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problems than normal-weight babies. coloring books have taken over some social circles and not just recess at school cafeterias. more adults are getting behind this coloring craze. >> alex denis is back with more. >> reporter: good morning, chris and mary. there is coloring meet-up groups for adults. they've become so popular, there is even waiting lists. and therapists say they're not surprised that adults are staying in between the lines. coloring, once a childhood pastime, has grown up. >> it does take you back to your youth. >> it's been exciting to see coloring books kind of being taken from the realm of children to the realm of all of us. >> reporter: in january, coloring books took up all 10 spots on the new york times bestselling list for games and activities. >> die it because i like to have something to do with my hands besides go to the refrigerator. >> reporter: for others, it's more than a diversion. selfie discovered it years ago to get through breast cancer treatments.
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>> it was a very depressing time, so this was a lifesaver. >> reporter: art therapists know about the benefits and say it's accessible to all and helps ease stress. >> they feel more focused, they feel more relaxed, maybe they report any anxiety they might have been experiencing, having decreased with the adult coloring. >> with high blood pressure, it helps me relax. >> the healthier i get, the more colorful my designs are. >> i have to tell you, christmastime, my sister got that for christmas. and was coloring pretty much the whole time. i'm like what are you doing? is this like a class project? she's 30 years old and not still in school, but it's amazing. she's like all my friends are doing it. >> coloring with my son, it's therapeutic. >> but this is all about the design and the geometry of it and you're i won't seed to use a -- you're supposed to use a color wheel to be sure the
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>> i just try to stay in the lines. >> aim low. >> i try to keep myself from eating the crayons. a fight to the finish in iowa. which candidates came out on top. and subway safety, a move to stop the slashings and it's something commuters haven't seen since the mid-'90s. >> warning. here's your ticket. and it's a town where every guy is actor ryan reynolds. what are they trying to sell in this super bowl commercial?
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it is 6:00. 39 degrees on this tuesday, february 2nd. live pictures from chopper 2. beautiful today. the sun will be shining. it will be cooler. highs are expected to reach the mid-40s. good morning, i'm mary calvi. day there. i love the pictures coming from chopper 2. i'm chris wragge. alex and john standing by with traffic and weather on the 2s. that's in a moment. first what's new this morning. >> i will keep standing up for you. virtual tie. >> we finished second. and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored.
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>> all eyes on iowa where ted cruz took the top spot on the republican side of the iowa caucuses. while it was a close call for the democrats. overnight, hillary clinton claiming victory. we'll take a closer look at the results in a moment for you. >> it's all a shock to me. five people under arrest in connection with the stabbing death of a new jersey teenager and one of the accused is the son of a former city hall aide. what we're learning about the investigation coming up in a live report. and we have five injures firefighters with second and third degree burns. >> a rough night for firefighters on staten island. five firefighters injured, one with serious burns and the fire chief tells us the flames were so intense, it burned through the beams. we will have the details coming up. since they're not removing theering psychologically damaged and dangerous mentally ill people, we're going to start removing them and forcing the issue. >> the guardian angels step in to help stop the rash of subway
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coming up, how commissioner bill bratton is responding. a disturbing report on the state of the city's homeless shelters. violations at more than 600 sites. what was found at the facilities? we'll explain still ahead. do you think money can buy happiness? >> i hope not. you're talking to a guy without any pockets. >> kermit the frog joins steven colbert under the stars to ponder life's biggest question. what else was on their minds? more of their conversation coming up later in this morning's 2 talkers. traffic and weather on the dianne. john elliot? >> we've got a beautiful view. peter is scanning the skies, saying how about lady liberty? who is lady liberty saying happy birthday to today? who is it? you have to ask the dutch.
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looking at 39 degrees and. we've got a nice day today. it will be cooler out the door, cooler overall, by about 5 to 10 degrees. take advantage of it, get ready if you can, if you have a drain in front, be sure it's clear and ready for the rain on wednesday. numbers for you today, there's a bit of a breeze. the wind chill is down a bit, but at lunchtime, 46. 48 is the high this afternoon. don't forget the sunglasses. we won't forget to tell you about the birthday greetings in a bit. but here's alex. >> i tried to cheat and couldn't find the answer quick enough, john. if you're traveling in north babylon, we have an accident. the roadway is closed where deer park avenue splits off to route 231. ants fate that for the morning ride. in east orange, there is an accident, heavy traffic now, it is blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the garden state parkway. that's at exit 147, delays back to 148 and growing. if you choose to go out of your
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route 21 is your alternate. to the george washington bridge, excuse me, george washington bridge, you're delay- free here and the holland tunnel and lincoln tunnel, low- level e-z pass should be opening up for you. remember to be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. to campaign 2016 now and the first vote of the election year, in iowa last night, the republicans had a clear winner in ted cruz. >> for the democrats, it was too cheese to call, but the hillary clinton camp is claiming districtry. diane is live with the latest. >> reporter: this is an exciting one to watch. the democratic contest in iowa this year is the closest the state's ever seen. in some precincts, it came down to a coin toss and the republicans made history with a record-shattering turnout. 12 candidates vying in iowa, but it was a three-way fight
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with carson alt a distant fourth. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something. i'm just honored. i'm really honored. i want to congratulate ted. >> reporter: on the democratic side, things are less clear. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. >> reporter: the democratic party put out a statement saying the caucus was the closest in iowa democratic history. they gave hillary 49.9 percent of the state delegate equivalent, compared to 49.6 for bernie sanders with one precinct outstanding. while the party has not declared a winner yet, the clinton campaign says it's clearly hillary. >> i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief. >> reporter: she may be thanking lady luck. a video shows the former secretary of state winning one precinct via coin toss. >> tails. >> tails. it's hillary clinton. >> reporter: the same thing
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other precincts with clinton winning the coin toss every time. while iowa holds a small percentage of nationwide delegates, but it's important because it's the first nominating contest and begins the weeding out process. martin o'malley dropped out for the democrats last night, mike huckabee left the republican race. jeb bush, chris christie and john kasich hope for a strong finish in new hampshire to jump- start their bids. and, chris and mary, it's important to note that marco rubio trailed trump by just 1 percent. >> the 23 percent, very big for him. the coin toss thing bothers me a little bit. the fact that it comes down to that. thank you, diane. the son of a former aide to the new york city first lady chirlane mccray is facing a manslaughter charge in new jersey. >> police say it appears he was the target of robbers and fatally stand an attacker. janelle burrell is live in edgewater with more this morning.
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>> reporter: chris, attorneys
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off the alleged attackers, including 16-year-old sauvignon lewallen of spring water, new york. they say he stabbed lewallen in the leg severing an artery, he later died in the hospital. four other suspects are under arrest accused of trying to hide evidence after the altercation. >> i'm shocked. i mean, i've worked two jobs seven days a week to live here because it's a safe neighborhood. for this to happen, it's like -- it just go goes to show, no place is safe. >> reporter: elaine lives next door to the noerdlingers. in 2014, khari in order lingier was arrested for criminal trespass. later that year, his mother stepped down from her job, she said in part to spend more time with her son. >> it's shocking. i just can't imagine. >> reporter: for this recent incident, khari noerdlinger has been charged with manslaughter as well as weapon possession. he's being held on half a million dollars bail. as for the other four suspects,
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bergen county jail on $750,000 bail. reporting live from edgewater, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. five firefighters are hurt, one seriously while battling a fire at a staten island home. the fire started around 9:00 9:00 last night in the basement of this sinclair avenue home in huguenot. investigators say the flames burnt through 12 beams. a firefighter fell to the first floor and into the fire. he suffered second and third- degree burns. four others were treated for minor injuries. everyone staying in the home got out safely. the cause is under investigation. investigation. 6:09. a disturbing report about the state of the city's homeless shelters. >> and the guardian angels step in to stop subway slashings. how the city's top cop is responding. i'm trying to get to the super bowl. ^ [ music ] >> and the road to the super bowl includes carpool karaoke.
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up. at 6:12. traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> i love the weather watchers because it's always an interesting take. first off, the data. 20s. so here's where we're going to see the possibility of black ice. now, i think this is kimberly fountain, 25 in sparrow bush. she says happy groundhog day.
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kids love this. teachers, it's also sled dog day and hedgehog day and remember, the groundhogs, are marmots. casey has 30 in westport. and also woodchuck and whistle pig day. there is a lot of fun stuff with this. here's the signs. if the groundhog sees his shadow, he's startled and runs back into his burro. that means there's going to be more winter. the thinking behind that is if there's a big arctic high parked over the groundhog, it means winter is sticking around. there is just a kernel of science in this. you can talk about that with the kids, too. in the city right now, relatively quiet conditions. and a big birthday going on in the city. i hope you figured it out. clear and 39, winds are calm. relative humidity at 52 percent. around the area, cold. we're in the 20s. 24 in sussex. 25 in dan bury. 25 in morristown.
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39. 38 in brooklyn now. steve is watching in brooklyn, i know, because i ran into him in the hall here yesterday, helping us out with the firefighting equipment we have here in the building. so thanks for watching. relatively quiet conditions through philly and d.c.. if you have to make a trip there. 48, above normal, yes. just not as warm as it was yesterday. sun sets at 5:14. sun's up at 7:05. we will see plenty of sun today. here it is there. and there's the storm right there. heading our way, let's time it out for you. you're fine today into the afternoon. pretty day today to have fun and then as we work our way into wednesday, again, by wednesday morning, parts of the area seeing a shower activity. the heavier rain is into the afternoon. the afternoon commute, we will see challenging weather.
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what was that about? it holds together through the evening commute, then we wrap it up. right now, isle going to go get the heimlich and we'll send things over to alex. hey, we were all ready to save you. east orange new jersey this morning, jim smith has the latest on an accident here over the garden state parkway, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, alex. southbound garden state parkway by exit 147 in bloomfield. earlier, only one lane was squeezing by the accident scene. a tow truck started to move the cars out of the way. in the meantime, we have delays, bumper-to-bumper traffic around exit 148. that's a one-mile delay in this area. jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, jim. i know it's out of your way, but route 21 may be an alternate for you there. we appreciate it. alternate side is in effect citywide and do be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. a city of subway slashings has the guardian angels back on patrol underground for the
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>> the police commissioner does not welcome the help. jessica schneider reports. >> reporter: curtis sliwa called his guardian angel volunteers to action monday after a string of subway slashings, including one this weekend. a 27-year-old man was cut in the face while waiting for the 2 train early sunday morning. >> since they're not removing the really psychologically damaged and mentally-ill people, we're going to start removing them and forcing the issue. >> reporter: sliwa says he doesn't see police patrolling the trains or the platforms, but commissioner bill bratton shoved off the vigilante justice on a radio show monday morning, saying the number of slashings is not astronomical. >> they're not expected to engage in anything. they don't have any powers. i don't see that being a big story. the incidents we've had are all independent of each other. the six subway incidents. last year, in the month of
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that did not attract any media attention. >> don't try to downgrade the guardian angels, you should be embracing us and encouraging us and others to come to the forefront while this is a crisis. >> reporter: we saw homeless people in the seats and others sleeping on the platforms. some riders are hoping the guard guardian angels make a difference. >> they were here when new york city started to turn around a couple of decades ago. so i'm glad to see them because i am concerned about creeping lawlessness and scofflaw. >> you don't see too many cops any longer. not down here like they used to be. 59th street, they have a precinct downstairs that should be down under here more often and you don't see that at all. >> the angels say they'll make citizens arrests if need be and bring problem passengers to police. the de blasio administration released a report on the state of the city's homeless shelters. safety violations at more than 600 sites. the worst problems were housing
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shelters from private landlords. 67 percent of all violations were found there. the city's 357 traditional shelters fared better. more than half had 10 or fewer violations. family shelters average less than 1 violation each. meanwhile, the state has ordered the city to provide more security at homeless shelters. it's a second order in about a week. the fur followed the stabbing death of a 62-year-old resident at a shelleder in east harlem. devon black was killed, allegedly by his 22-year-old roommate. the latest incident happened sunday when a 36-year-old man was slashed in the chest at 63rd men's shelter in manhattan. 6:18 now. ladies, relax before i say the next sentence. how about a town where every guy is actor ryan reynolds. yes, john is swooning over there. we will look at the new super bowl commercial coming up. and millions of license plates scanned. how police are using a controversial camera system to
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island.
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coldplay perform this year's super bowl halftime show. now we know how lead singer chris martin is getting there. apparently hitching a ride, with a little carpool karaoke. the segment with chris martin airs tonight on the late, late show tonight on cbs 2. and you can watch coldplay performing during super bowl l, this sunday, also on cbs 2 and following the big game, star- studded special edition of the late show with stephen colbert. >> yes, yes and yes! still love that adele stuff. no offense. time for traffic and weather. can i say hello to a couple of people? >> absolutely. >> i want to say hello to cassandra, jen and bobby, also lauren. yesterday, i asked people on my facebook page, because my wife is away on a business trip for two weeks. i said just tell me about the person you love and how much you'd miss them if they were gone for two weeks. >> awe, you're a newlywed. >> some of the love stories
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out for me, lauren said, i always tell my husband i wish i could have turned back the clock i would have found you sooner and loved you longer. these were great love stories. >> who wrote that? >> lauren alessandro. >> thanks for ruining it for the rest of us. >> there were so many great ones. it was quite a response. it was cool. i'll say hi to my friends. at turtle back zoo, 11:00 today, it's otis the hedgehog. we will have fun looking at shadows out jersey way, as well. it's not all staten island chuck. staten island looks pretty in the city now. it is 39 degrees. but this afternoon, lots of sun and around 48. we will see wet weather return on your wednesday. we will talk more about that in a bit in new jersey, east orange, there is an accident blocking two lanes at exit 147. delays back to exit 148. stick to route 21. lengthy delay. alternate side is in effect citywide.
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drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the yankees get bad news. greg bird, set to start the season in the minors, out for the year now with shoulder surgery. >> otis livingston has the latest. >> reporter: tonight, the knicks host the celtics. they've lost five of six now. brooklyn nets hosting detroit, pistons right at home. jennings going off the glass for the big throwdown. nets hangening thanks to brooke lopez with a game high 27. but they keep couldn't keep drummond quiet. he had a double-double. 18 boards. the nets fall 105-100. i'm otis livingston. that's your cbs 2 sports update. >> all right. in this morning's 2 talkers, kermit the frog and steven colbert ponder life's big questions. >> and what if you could clone actor ryan reynolds over and over and over and over and over and over. >> i tend to agree, but since you said it first..
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up for a sunday super bowl game, but it doesn't mean the "dead pool" actor won't win over a few more fans. >> can you give me a warning? >> sure. >> warning. here's your ticket. >> the super bowl commercial has two girls and a whole lot of ryan reynolds. "what a man" plays in the background as the women cruise around in ryanville. the only residents there are ryan reynolds. the ryans do it all. even playing an intense game of football. there's even a part where ryan tackles andels "in my face." >> a body like around with a denzel -- arnold with a denzel face, right? >> that's one of the many commercials starting to come out. >> that's a good start. >> that is my favorite part of the game. [ laughter ] . so, steven colbert welcomed a green celebrity to
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kermit the frog joined steven for his popular segment. big questions with even bigger stars. >> kermit? what's your biggest regret? >> ooh, signing up for high school biology class. . [ laughter ] >> kermit, do you think we have free will or is there someone controlling our every movement? >> i guess i never thought about it. >> on the late show, when colbert asked do you wonder why you are here, kermit, kermit replied, well, your people reached out to my agent. there it is right there. >> brutal truth. >> have to love kermit. >> thank you, alex. time is now 6:26. how much exercise does your heart really need? and the votes are in. the winners and losers from the iowa caucuses, plus this. >> a teenager from a quiet new jersey community this morning,
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39 degrees and a beautiful morning as we take a live look at sunrise for this tuesday, february 2nd. a sunny, cooler day today. there is a spring-like rainstorm on the way today. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. >> first to campaign 2016. the first real test taking place in iowa last night. ted cruz claiming a win on the republican side and the democratic race is neck in neck, but the clinton camp is claiming victory this morning. let's get the latest on the iowa results. diane macedo joins us live here in the studio with the latest. diane? >> reporter: chris and mary, haven't heard from the sanders party in response to the claiming victory from the clinton campaign, but both parties math history in oahu -- in iowa last night. for the democrats, the closest some had ever seen. there were 12 republican
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iowa, but it turned into a three-way fight between ted cruz, donald trump and florida senator marco rubio with ben carson at a distant fourth. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something. i'm just honored. i'm really honored and i want to congratulate ted. >> reporter: on the democratic side, things are less clear. >> it looks like we're in a virtual tie. >> the iowa democratic party put out a statement saying the contest was the closest in iowa democratic caucus history. they gave hillary clinton 49.9 percent of the state delegate equivalent, compared to 49.6 percent for bernie sanders with one precinct outstanding. while the party has not declared a winner yet, the clinton campaign says it's clearly hillary. >> i stand here tonight bringing a big sigh of relief. >> reporter: clinton may be thanking lady luck with a video on twitter showing the former
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precinct via coin toss. >> hillary clinton. >> the same thing reportedly happened in three other precincts with clinton running the coin toss every time. even at a tie, analysts say the results fare better for clinton than sanders because of iowa's electorate. on the republican side, along with cruz and trump, there is a big focus on marco rubio. he only trailed trump by 1 percent. martin o'malley and mike huckabee dropped out last night, others are still hoping for a strong finish in new hampshire. back to you. >> thank you, diane. 6:32. now over to you, john. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> good morning, mary. hi, everybody. happy birthday today to new amsterdam. it was incorporated on this day in 1653. so, yeah, new amsterdam. you to ask the dutch, what happened there? fascinating.
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new amortization damage. clear skies overhead. we have high pressure in control. we're waiting for some wet weather. that rolls in on wednesday. so, enjoy your groundhog day today. it is going to be sunny, numbers are just going to be a little bit cooler. and then we'll see warm and wet conditions tomorrow, coming up later, we will tell you what instrument you're all supposed to be playing today. any guesses? no guesses here, just the hard, cold, traffic facts with alex. >> that sounded like the beginning of "happy birthday." you're on key there, john. beginning in east orange, there is an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the garden state parkway at exit 147. delays stretch back for a mile to exit 148. if you choose to go out of your way, which you probably should, 21 will be your best option. . in jersey city, a water main break has all lanes blocked on the southbound side of 440 at den forth avenue.
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accident has the roadway closed where deer park avenue splits off to route 231. if you are taking mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. and if, in fact, you're headed to the airport this morning, everything is on or close to schedule. at jfk, laguardia and newark back to you. >> thank you. the son of a former aide to mayor de blasio's wife is behind bars this morning. >> police say he stabbed one of five people trying to rob him. janelle burrell is live with more this morning. janelle? >> reporter: chris and may, khari noerdlinger is the son of rachel noerdlinger, who was formerly a top aide to chirlane, mccray, the wife of new york city mayor. now, police say he was targeted in an armed robbery here in edgewater near where he lives and this morning, he is now facing charges including manslaughter and weapon
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stabbing one of the would-be thieves to death, trying to fight them off. all of this taking place sunday night here along river road in edgewater. investigators say 16-year-old sauvignon lewallen died after 19-year-old noerdlinger stabbed him in the leg, hitting an artery. lewallen's four accomplices in the attempted robbery have been charged with trying to cover up the investigation. investigators are stunned by the developments. >> i'm shocked. i mean, i've worked two jobs seven days a week too live here because it's a safe neighborhood. >> it's just unimaginable that something of this kind would happen here. . >> reporter: now, noerdlinger's attorney says that they are, quote, highly disappointed by these charges. they say khari is a victim much these apparent perpetrators and they will fight the charges vigorously. meanwhile, noerdlinger is being held on half a million dollars bail, but the judge has ordered
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percent of that bail as typically is allowed during most cases. reporting live this morning from edgewater, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. new this morning, the search for a man who robbed a bank in nassau county. police released a surveillance video of the suspect. he walked into a valley national bank in new hyde park yesterday and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. no word on how much he got away with. and in staten island, five firefighters hurt while battling a fire in huguenot. it started around 9:05:00 last night. officials say the flames were so intense, it burned through 12 beams. a firefighter fell through the first floor into the fire. he suffered second- and third- degree burns. >> he went into the living room above the fire area. the beams had burned through and he actually fell through the floor, into where the fire was. . fortunately other firefighters were there, pushed through with a hose line and rescued him. >> four others were treated for minor injuries.
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got out safely. the cause of the fire is under investigation. police have identified the nassau county girl struck and killed by a car as she walked to school. the 12-year-old was a block from elmont memorial high school when hit yesterday morning. witnesses say the 7th grader was crossing against the light. no charges have been filed. the engineer in last year's deadly amtrak crash in philadelphia told investigators he had a foggy memory of the derailment. that's according to documents released yesterday by the ntsb. they don't come to any conclusions which show what's been learned so far. engineer brandon bostian said 80 seconds before the crash he realized he was going too slow and began accelerating. the train hit a sharp curve at 102 miles per hour, killing 8 people. a rock was thrown at an amtrak train in philadelphia thursday nights. the rock hit a window crashing it. some thought a bullet was fired at the window. no one was hurt. amtrak, philadelphia police and
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the de blasio administration released a report on the state of the city's homeless shelters. there are safety violations at more than 600 sites. the worst problems were housing units rented for use as shelters by local landlords. the city's 357 traditional shelters fared better. there were fewer violations. and family shelters had less than one violation each. the state ordered the city to provide more security at homeless shelters. in the second order in about a week, the first followed the stabbing death of a 62-year-old resident at a shelter in east harlem. devon black was killed by his 22-year-old roommate. on sunday, a man was slashed in the chest at the 63rd street shelter in manhattan. . coming up, the amount of time per week you should spend walking, swimming or doing yoga to reduce your risk of heart
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and are the controversial on long island? and how to keep gas bills low, it could be a gamble. and less than an hour away
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checking for his shadow. [car starting] [engine revving] [crashing] [sirens] jim smith in chopper 2 for us. water main break at queens hospital center in jamaica. can you give us the latest on this, jim? >> mary, the break itself is along the service road of the grand central parkway at 164th street. and as you mentioned, it's outside of queens hospital center. the water is making its way around the building and we can now see over on the 165th
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going up to the building itself. no word yet on if this water main break is expecting operations at the hospital. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, jim. today is groundhog day. punxsutawney phil in punxsutawney, pennsylvania, he's their most famous groundhog. he will make his prediction very shortly accordance to german legend, if he sees his shadow, winter will last another six weeks. if not, spring will come early. his forecast will be revealed at sunrise, just before 7:30 this morning. lots of festivities going on in punxsutawney, pennsylvania. >> it's live right now. >> 6:42. john, this sounds like what you were talking about before. >> yee-ha! >> don't want to get anybody at a radio station in trouble, but kai have sworn leon this morning said the fix is already in. these guys already know what phil is going to do and they're all set to go. so, i don't know, that's the kind of hard-hitting stuff i
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>> you heard that strumming of the guitar. i thought i heard donahoe in the studio. >> no, no, no. here's the deal. today is play your ukulele day. that's on fire right now. all the kids have got country. and -- they do. and, you know, there's jazz, ukulele out there. it's simple to tune. my dog has fleas it's fun around the campfire and, fellas, i don't want to say, chicks dig 'em. they love the ukulele. it's a great instrument and a great instrument for kids because the frets are close together for the little hands. play it today. clear and 39. cooler north and west. we could see black ice. look at that, 24 in sparta. 13 degrees colder in sparta than it was this time yesterday. across the board, 5, 10, 15, 20 20 degrees colder than it was. 48 down from yesterday's high of 59, but still above normal.
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sun sets at 5:14. lots of sun to see right now. waiting for this to roll in. it will get a little steam and then be added by the push out of the south. 48, plenty of sun and cooler today. overnight tonight, some showers, near daybreak to the west and then tomorrow, don't forget, you're looking at 60, but you've got the rain, you've got gusty winds screaming out of the south to 25 miles per hour. and half an inch to an inch and a half of rain. quo see localized flooding. wednesday is going to be busy. i'll tell you who's a musical genius is alex denis. >> thank you, john. really. just trying to keep up with you. if you're traveling this morning, we have hundreds of cameras in the area. we begin in east orange. this is a look at the ride, accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the garden state parkway at exit 147. delays are past exit 148 now. that's more than a mile-worth of traffic. if you choose to go out of your way and stick to route 21,
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in jersey city, a water main break, all lanes currently closed on the southbound side of route 440 because of this. also in north babylon, an accident, the roadway is closed where deer park avenue splits off at route 231. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. a follow-up to an exclusive story we first told you about. more than 15 million drivers have had license plates scanned by freeport police since cameras were set up. it records every vehicle coming in to the long island village. >> suspended or revoked registration. >> at police headquarters, officers check the information coming in from more than 30 license plate cameras set up at village borders. the mayor says since november, they've seized more than 500 stolen or improperly registered vehicles under the program. it's led also to 25 arrests. .
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robbers, burglars, wanted felons and several drug dealers. >> mayor kennedy says only law breakers need to worry, but civil liberty groups want more safeguards to protect privacy. free testing for the zika virus for people with symptoms who traveled out of the country. nine new yorkers tested positive for the mosquito- bourne virus while traveling out of the country. most adults shrug off zika without ever feeling it, but one of the affected new yorkers is a pregnant woman and the virus has been linked to birth defects. the world health organization declared this a global health emergency. >> the neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event. and a public health threat to other parts of the world. >> reporter: yesterday, the governor also announced a zika hotline to answer questions about the health scare. a new study finds getting regular exercise reduces the risk of here is disease and
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survival if a heart attack strikes. doctors in detroit and baltimore studied 2,000 people who went on to suffer a heart attack. those who had been in good shape fared better at 1, 3 and 12-month intervals. one doctor we spoke with recommends 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week or 150 minutes of moderate activity. another recommended a minimum of 30 minutes a day. most if not all days of the week. >> there you go. okay. so far this winter, cheap natural gas prices and warm weather kept our utility bills relatively low. >> we already have the benefits on the international market, but can good fortune continue? as lou reports, experts say enjoy it while you can. >> reporter: the big graph on the trading floor wall tells the stoer. natural gas is priced at an all- time low for the stray. it's where the drill baby drill impulse meets the warmer winter and wee wind. matthew watches from the iena
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>> there is much more production and supply and not a pick-up in demand. >> reporter: con ed's figures confirm the short-term trend, an average new york gas bill of 170 $170 last month was $20 more than this year. and we're using less because it's not cold out. consumers who don't level payments in a budget may not notice right away, but those who don't, have come upon a winter winfall. >> we're not spending as much and economically, it's really helped all of us. >> reporter: natural guise prices are so low, some are looking over contracts with alternative suppliers. energy service companies. no one, though, seems to be offering long-term deals at these historic low rates. lockin prices are higher than what we're paying now. >> there's not a way to lock in unless you go a futures market and do it yourself. >> in other words, become a commodities trader. there is not a way to buy the cheap gas now and use it later.
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on the wallets, there probably isn't a way to make it last. lou young, cbs 2 news. still ahead, something fishy in new jersey. a male fish turns female with a bizarre discovery. and first, otis livingston has this morning's sports report. >> good morning, everyone. the nets got a game-high 27 from brook lopez last night, but lost to the pistons, 105- 100. drummond with a double-double. 21 points and 18 boards for detroit. coming up tonight, the knicks host the celtics. the knicks lost five of six,
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well, she barely knows how to walk, but at 14 months old, a utah little girl is learning how to shred on a snowboard. sloan henderson's parents started her on a hill in the backyard. friday she hit the slopes in park city. sloan loves her new sport. would you look at this face? look at this little girl. >> give her a couple of years. really. >> future olympian, man. >> that's for sure. 6:52. let's get you a look at traffic and weather. >> yes. >> should she have a helmet? will someone get mad about that? that's what i worry about. thank you, debbie downer. for your little kids, everyone's going to be colder out the door and there could be a little bit of icing, north
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so watch your first few steps. you know, don't want to be a debbie downer. sunshine from start to finish. the stroll home is 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. 59 yesterday. 48 today. lots of sun, but then warmer but it's windy and wet on your wednesday, as well. i got a question. how much do ukuleles cost? you can get it for 30 bucks. it's a great investment. she's looking at the traffic blues. >> the blues is right. it's on the radio this morning in east orange. there's an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the garden state parkway. it's at exit 147. delays back to 148. if you stick with route 21 and avoid the traffic, it's going to be a smoother ride. in new brunswick, a crash there at franklin boulevard. in new jersey, a water main break, all lanes are blocked, 2 to lanes are blocked southbound.
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citywide and remember to be safe. do not text and drive. >> alex, thank you. researchers say they found gender deformed fish in new jersey waterways. the u.s. geological survey found a male small mouth bass in sussex county. they all had female organs. one carried an egg. researcher say the problem could be water contamination. environmentalists worry about health risks to humans caught had similar if he formties. and nora o'donnell and charlie rose join us now. >> major talks with ted cruz after a big win in iowa. and john dickerson and bob schieffer break down the tile thai among democrats and rubio's rise. also this, a new tip for homebuyers, what you need to know before going house-hunting from credit sources to finding a realtor. and we're going to take you back in time to the super bowl's humble beginnings.
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here's what you need to know before you go. republican presidential candidate ted cruz celebrating celebrating victory. donald trump came in second on the democratic side. the clinton campaign is claiming victory. the son of former top aide to mayor de blasio's wife is behind bars this morning, charged with moons in new jersey. police say 19-year-old khari noerdlinger fatally stabbed a teenager sunday night. the teen was among five people allegedly trying to rob him. it's groundhog's day in pennsylvania, punxsutawney phil will make his prediction. in 30 minutes, according to legend, if phil sees his shadow, winter will last another six weeks. we'll see if staten island chuck sees his shadow. fans of "hamilton" are getting a shot at $10 tickets. producers re-open an online
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at 7:00 this morning. so people logged on last month and the site crashed. so hope that doesn't happen today. let's get to alex for a final look at traffic. >> new brunswick, there is an accident, all lanes blocked on route 27. it is southbound at franklin boulevard. stick with 21 here. and at least a 45-minute delay approaching the lincoln tunnel, there is a disabled vehicle at park avenue. a 20-minute wait at holland and the george washington bridge. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. good morning to joe from brick who watch every morning. we appreciate that. it's going to be a beautiful day in beautiful brick today. we have sun in the city now. it's going to be nice for your ground following day. -- groundhog day. lots of sun, but it's going to change tomorrow. we could see localized flooding to the south and west. and then, things will calm down and cooling down into the weekend. okay, john, thanks.
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>> thanks for watching.
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