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have a great day. it's 4:30, 58 degrees on thursday february 4. the rain has moved out and it will still be warm but winter is making a i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. first don't snooze on the subway. >> it makes you a magnet for thieves. one suspect is allegedly targeting sleepy people. janelle has more from the east
>> if you are found napping on a subway train don't be surprised if you wake up to a nunge from police. people who are sleeping on the trains make themselves a target for crime and police are urging new yorkers to do their part. >> a warning from new york's top cop d.c.king on the--dosing on the train could cost you. >> subways are not for sleeping. >> can you say and point city officials hunt for this man at around 3:00 a.m. he targeted a man sleeping on a northbound 4 train. the rider waking up to find the suspect trying to open his pocket with a razor blade. the suspect punched him in the peace. >> what you are going to be
and not additional plainclothes personnel assigned down there. >> crime was down 10% city wide transit crime was up more than 36% compared to last year. >> if you put yourself in a position where you are going to be a victim there are people throughout who will take advantage. >> others argue the police can do more to help keep them safe. >> there should be more surveillance or more cops in the trains. >> well the department says they will have more officers on train as you heard them say both in uniform, plainclothes as well and also plan to install surveillance cameras on new subway cars that will be rolling out. reporting live from the east side janelle burrell cbs 2 news. new developments of surveillance pictures of the suspect who slashed a man early sunday morning at central park north. the two men argued after the suspect got into a dispute with
the victim was cut over her left eye. >> john good morning to you. >> i think rich lamb and i from our partner station 880 know petula thank you. 58 mild degrees. that's why you've got a south west wind. left over drizzle, pockets of fog. you are driving in and out of it. trust me i just did. a break later this afternoon before that front backs up and we see mixed precipitation into your friday. your day today numbers aren't going to move that much. look at it. studio 54 all day long with very little variations. there are issues with flooding out there. what's going on? >> that fog you were discussing there. that covered roadway is closed in both directions for road
avenue through the area. a live look outside from the midtown tunnel and taking that two way traffic for you. delay free at all of the east river crossings. manhattan found 2 and 4 trains are running and that's the change we are seeing here on the rails. alternate side is in effect city wide and do remember to be safe. don't text and drive. back to you. the irs is not accepting electronically filed tax returns. the hardware failure forced the shut down and other key systems and could effect refunds but more. a proposal could change the way you bet aerobid brooklyn and queens and the mayor will unvail a street car line above ground stretching through
of more public transportation. it would come with a $2.5 billion price tag. we'll talk more about it in a half hour. 19-year-old is charged with manslaughter. he's accused of the stabbing death of a 16-year-old in edgewater, new jersey sunday night. they both were drug dealers and he's being held on $500,000 bail. his lawyer will be trying to get that bail reduced. the parents are asking a civil court judge to reverse a convicted child molester jose ramos killed his son. the request by his parents comes just weeks before hernandez is set to be tried for the six-year-old's death. his attorney claims ramos was the killer. a pennsylvania judge refused to dismiss the sex
he rejected claims the former attorney granted immunity. he did not comment after court yesterday. he was arrested in december on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a former temple university employee. hillary clinton and bernie sanders squared off on a recent point of contention who equals as a progressive. >> i was amused sanders set progressive. >> i do not know any progressive who has a superpack street. >> clinton and sanders face off in the fifth democratic debate in new hampshire tonight. the f.a.a. is investigating trouble board donald trump's plane. the pilot reported engine trouble and landed in nashville.
little rock event but it started more than an hour late. on the campaign trial he accused ted cruz of fraud. he didn't win but he stole it. that's why he got far more votes than anticipated. bad! as he put it. ben carson was quitting and voters should go with cruz. trump is calling for a new vote. cruz fired back. >> well listen it is no surprise that donald is throwing another temper tantrum. >> rand paul and rick santorum dropped out of the race. santorum endorsed marco rubio. the violent assault caught on surveillance camera in brooklyn but the postal worker have very different stories.
>> in this video he drops off a package at a home. after he leaves he realizes he left it at the wrong address. >> i dropped it at their house by mistake. >> so you just went to get it. >> i talked to nicole and she wouldn't give me back. he rings the door bell. you see the door help and the leg kicking and out comes her seven-year-old english bulldog. the fight is ugly and it's not over. >> i still wanted to get the package back even shoved she kicks me. >> she returns flinging the box. >> he's been with the post office 26 years and never before has he gone through something like this. his account differs wildly. >> he was just protecting me and that's what he always does. he protects. >> chen innovatorred her home,
>> i told him wait i'm going to bring the box to you. i closed that door to get my dog to go back and he opened the door to walk in and do it myself into my house. my dog didn't hurt him. he just scared him away. >> did you go inside that house? >> no i didn't. >> why did she come after you and throw things at you? >> she was-- >> after getting both side of the story police did not arrest or charge anyone but once they see this video that could change. dave carlin cbs 2 news. >> now 4: 39. still to come teaming up for a real opportunity at one stop shopping. also this morning will the founder of wiki leaks finally be charged for sex assault. he may be ready to surrender. and who is picking up the
coming up. welcome back. cbs 2 news this morning. take a look at that temperature, 58 degrees. it's all changing at 4: 42 let's get you over to john elliot. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> i love that shot. you can see the fog settling down over the city. it's warmer now than it will be in the afternoon. there's some variety. this is interesting from jean the weather machine 46 in north plain field but cooler temperatures a recipe for a blanket of fog. weather watcher chatham saying last night driving around it was like driving through casa blanca because you have the fog
charlie has 53 and really appreciate that picture too. look at that. i believe that's the mungup river and we had rivers and extremes all over the place yesterday and still a few left over pockets of flooding. the concern effecting more of us is going to be that fog. this is what i'm talking about. that's basically just a cloud that's going to settle in and the fog will start over the next few hours. we are going to stay mild really all day. numbers retreat a bit. guy from sparta called and said he's having iced tea. it's 50 right now. 56 in edison. these numbers no shock here you feel it right out the door this morning. it's like 15 degrees warmer than it was, 18 degrees warmer this time yesterday in white plains. parts of westchester are okay but pockets of dense fog.
quite ate bit and out on the island as well. to the west of the city pockets of fog around the area. light rain and drizzle also for parts of long island. this is a part of that front that is actually going to retro grade. slide back into our area later today and tonight and cooler air could bring in mixed precipitation. a few light showers between now and 7 or 8. should be okay off to school. then watch what happens. this is coming back into some colder air so we see a little bit of snow, maybe a couple inches of snow for long island before that clears out and it should tee us up for a nice weekend. friday morning is going to be a little white in parts of the area. then not too bad saturday and sunday. much colder next week watching
she's watching a lot right now, right alex. >> you are right john. the bridge has just reopened. delay free. lincoln and holland tunnels so issues to report. track maintenance the trains are running slowly and due to track maintenance downtown d and f running with delays. alternate side is in effect city wide and don't text and drive. over to you. here's a look at some of the headlines. united airlines and delta are offering to reassign flight attendants for the zika virus and pregnancy. a state of emergency has been declared in florida as they deal with the disease. surrendering to authorities if the u.s. announces he's lost his case.
than three years and fighting extradition where he faces sex assault charmings. two tornadoes hit in alabama. up to 50 people were displaced but no injuries reported. stock futures are higher after midweek gains on wednesday. stocks staged a late turn around thanks to surging oil prices and a weakening u.s. dollar. nasdaq roses 12. s&p 500 rose by 9. home depot is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers. spring is their christmas. home depot has been hiring 80,000 seasonal workers and half turn into employees. each store will hire 45 workers. today the first cvs pharmacy is open in a target store.
target pharmacy business. now all 1672 of targets pharmacies will be rebranded as cvs. part of a program to confirm homes from using home heating oil to natural gas to make an environmental impact. >> jana goldenburg counting the days to cook and heat her house with natural gas. >> the oil companies were giving me a problem. a lot of us were really upset about it. >> she's been fighting for years. gas in east hills has been available in small clusters. a hook up for one house could run tens of thousands of dollars. now choice is coming the entire village getting 14 miles of gas lines in a first of it's kind partnership. the village guaranteed a number
national grid agreed to village wide installation. senator jack martins sealed the deal. >> having gas service to fuel heir homes, heat their homes and to be able to connect the generators can make a difference between being prepared in an emergency and not being prepared in an emergency. >> residents must pay for the gas boil jeremy morin. >> gas is at a low but so is oil. i think for the future gas is cleaner. >> it's the equivalent of taking 15,000 automobiles off the road. >> asking why government is taking sides. they claim with new york regulations oil heat burns as clean as gas and up front costs could take decades to recoop. these officials disagree. >> the average person would be able to pay for their system today within four to six years.
he sits down with alice gainer. >> there are a lot of people out there who are aroused by a lot of weird things. >> you are not a violent person. >> i'm the least violent person you would ever meet. >> what started it all. don't miss the cannibal cop this story at 11 on cbs 2. traffic and weather on the 2s. take it away. >> it is interesting watching the cloud deck just lower and a little bit more fog out there. dense in parts of the area of the city. very mild 58 degrees with south west wind. there is light rain in parts of long island and this batch is going to hold together so more in the way of coverage for parts of suffix county. mild later with some breaks. snow looking more likely. super bowl weekend shaping up this way. pretty nice cool and quiet saturday still above normal on your sunday. a busy thursday.
>> good morning everyone. thank you for waking up with us. traveling in jersey city let's take a look at that live drive covered speed map for continues road work between jersey avenues and some subway changes new this morning due to track maintenance. manhattan 2 and 4 trains from franklin avenue to atlantic avenue barclays center and running with delays as well. alternate side parking is in effect city wide and be safe. don't text and drive. >> back to you. >> we all know coming up in our next half hour a woman's dream come true. a chance to dance with the boss. also this morning teens from a westchester high school making the grade and feeding at the same time. we tell you about the app they created. and tony takes us on a
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welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. 4: 55. 58 degrees outside right now. we all know that tony tantillo will go anywhere for great italian food. >> this week he's in harlem for this week's dineing deal. >> this is my kind of kitchen. chef brian is putting his touch on these beautiful dishes served on dykeman street. the place has under gone an inviting redesign. >> it was close to where i came from. >> owner knew from the beginning hardy italian food is perfect for this area.
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coming it was a pleasure. >> located at 233 dykeman street in harlem. check out our website for more on tony's dining deals andres ease and best buys. >> don't forget his olive oil. >> i feel full and i didn't eat anything. don't snooze on the subway. new information coming up. and the new proposal from the mayor that would bring street cars back to the city. >> yes just what we need. also ahead the commercial you are going to be talking about monday morning the super bowl spots generating buzz. >> and get a behind the scenes look of the elaborate set-up in santa clara.
seconds. it's 5:00. 58 degrees on this thursday february 4. you are waking up to really warm temperatures this morning but that is about to change. there could be snow on the ground by this time tomorrow. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. >> how is that possible. it's almost 60 degrees. >> getting around brooklyn and queens could soon mean the road
how about a street car? >> the ambitious project won't come cheap. andrea grymes has a preview of the proposal. >> good morning chris and mary. the train is coming over head. it's about to leave. all right good morning to both of you. this plan is one the mayor will be discussing tonight in his state of the city address. the new street car will like neighborhoods together and get people in the neighborhoods more opportunities. >> you are looking at what mayor diblazio hopes will connect the brooklyn street car or bqx. the $2.5 billion transportation option would link key water front neighborhood options in a faster more efficient way. it would run along 16 miles
a dedicated lane that would avoid traffic. it would shave 18 minutes off a current transit trip. neighborhoods like dumbo has been booming but transportation development has not caught up. the street car fare would be a single ride metro card. this will be discussed in the state of the city address and another part of the speech will include a new option for paying for metered parking spots a cell phone app that's expected to roll out city wide by the end of this year. >> and the mayor state of the city address is tonight at 7 in the bronx. as for the street car it is still several years down the road. they'd have to do community out reach and other work before construction would begin. that's estimated to start in the year 2019 or 2020. reporting live this morning in dumbo andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you.
the 2s. john it's going to get colder? >> i like what you said it's almost 60 and talking about snow tonight? poor micah on camera 2 to the east with a better chance of an inch or two in the snow. in the city a few flakes that will melt on contact but cold air is going to return and the front backs up. cloudy and 58 right now. still left over light rain. it's starting to fill in with an actual shower that's going to slow you down. also pockets of fog more pronounced and problematic west of the city and parts of new jersey. the front to the east is actually going to be the player overnight tonight into your day tomorrow. numbers don't move that much. i know this map looks like a typo. we are going to be cooler than we are this afternoon right now. >> she's always on top of it.
>> thanks john. wanted to begin in jersey city. that covered road way is closed for a project. also a disabled vehicle blocks the right southbound lane on the bqe. minor delays as you make your way through the area. you can see the yellowish hue. subway changes 2 and 4 trains express only from franklin to atlantic avenue barclays center. and due to track maintenance downtown d and f trains running with delays. alternate side in effect and don't text and drive. back to you. don't sleep in the subway it makes you target to thieves. >> a suspect is targeting cat nappers commuting. janelle burrell has more from the east side. >> that most recent incident happening right here at lexing ton and 51st to a man who was doing just that sleeping on the subway train.
are not sleeping you are less likely to be a target so he's ordered officers to wake up napping passengers. >> a warning from new york's top cop dosing on the train could cost you. half of all crime in the transit system happens to snoozing strap hangers. >> subways are not for sleeping. >> case and point their hunt for this man. around 3 tuesday morning he targeted a man sleeping on a northbound 4 train. the rider woke up finding the suspect trying to cut open his pocket. the suspect then punched him in the face. the same man is accused of slashing another passenger late last month. >> what you are going to be seeing is additional uniforms in the subway and not additional plainclothes personnel assigned down there. >> overall crime is down 10%
january the nypd reports transit crime up 36% compared to last year. >> if you put yourself in a situation where you are going to be a victim there are people out there to take advantage. >> the police could do more to help keep them safe. >> there should be more surveillance or maybe more cops in the trains. >> and we are just getting word this morning that police are investigating a case of a woman being stabbed by a needle possibly stabbed by a needle while riding the r train last night. police say though that in addition to officers that they plan to have on board trains they will also be installing surveillance cameras on the train cars themselves and new train cars that will be rolling out. reporting live from the east side janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> janelle thank you. the brooklyn da has a
of terrorizing people across the bureau and experience to commit murder and weapons possession including a shooting in a courtyard last july where kids were playing when a gang member killed an innocent bystander and wounded a child. >> they were essentially just getting cars and going on what they call hunting expeditions. our streets don't belong to violent street gangs or armed thugs. they belong to the people of brooklyn. >> they plot their gang assaults. new jersey transit riders worry about. unions have set march 12 for a possible walk out and have been working without a contract for nearly a5 years. they want a pay raise. progress was made in the latest round of talks. a former rutgers student is seeking to over turn his
to spy on his roommate. it's invasion of privacy. he streamed images of clemente in an infoblox mate encounter with another man and then he jumped off the brooklyn bridge. they will decide if he will be resentenned. one of the two convicted killers has apologized. david sweat addressed the judge on three charges related to the june escape. >> i would like to apologize to the community and people who felt the fear and felt it necessary to leave their homes or their community because of the escape. that was never my intent. and i deeply apologize for that your honor.
ordered to pay $79,000 and serving a life term for a previous murder conviction. richard matt was shot and killed by police. time now 5:08. still to come a new proposal to open up parking spots in nassau county. also this morning westchester teens working together to build a new app to feed the hungry. >> and everyone might have a hungry heart but not this new jersey mom to be. how bruce springsteen was able to cross off a big section of her bucket list. >> foggy conditions and wet weather too. still need that umbrella this morning south and east of the city. light coat mid 50s. shades inland and changing
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parts of the hudson valley in the 60s. that's all going to fade away and the process over the weekend is to gradually cool the atmosphere. mike on camera how is it going? >> real good. >> he's asking how am i going to get snow if we had 55 degrees yesterday. yeah it's going to be a process. we are going to have to cool off the atmosphere but you are the candidate for snow tonight into tomorrow morning. the fog in the city right there. low clouds 58 relative humidity way up there. still mild. a little cooler through parts of morris county and 56 in dan bury, almost 60 for the jersey shore. there is cooler air that is going to head our way and these numbers compared to yesterday it's now 25 degrees cooler through parts of the ohio valley whereas we are on the
warmer. it's a lot warmer in boston than it was yesterday. the cool air mixes in and the front backs up. there it goes. this is still a nice shower. it's still raining through the spine of sussex county out to the north fork and more into montauk as well. the bigger view shows the real rain maker has pushed out to sea but a low rides up on it and just like it's going fishing it's going to reel it back in and you are going to see the return of precipitation tonight. yesterday you were not imagining things almost an inch and a half of rain. white plains 1.4, bridgefort 1.2. so much better overall today and then the low pulling in moisture tomorrow morning. could be accumulating snow east of the city and saturday and
around having a super bowl party having some fun watching it right here on cbs 2 then it's monday night now into tuesday where there's the hint of a little bit more snow. that process continues where we well. you are right in the perfect place if you want to know how >> thanks john. it's difficult in a couple of commute. a disabled vehicle blocks the southbound lane on the bqe and minor delays getting through the area. a live look in hillside an accident blocking a lane on the northbound side of union toll plaza on the garden state parkway. flashing lights but no delays as you make your way through the area. downtown d and f trains are running with delays. mass rantit the rest of it new jersey and lirr on schedule for you. be safe and don't text and drive.
a program to keep precipitation drugs out of long island drinking water appears to be a success. 11 stores have collected a ton of expired medication to stop people from flushing drugs down the toilet. it has plans for expansion. federal officials will alloch them to collect pain medications like oxy and it could fall into the hands of drug abusers. ordering food could help to feed the hungry. >> it's an app designed by a westchester high school student. larra finch has the story. >> these are part of high school where wood shop and drawing meet 3d printing and now co-owners of an award winning app. >> this is just amazing. >> a teacher asked her students to participate in the
won a $20,000 prize with an app called pay it forward inspired by a recent trip to new york city. >> we made care packages and while we were traveling to the design museum we handed them out to homeless people we encountered. >> including food and feeding homeless people energized this group of seniors to create an app around it. >> it's a combination of an on line food ordering app like grub hub but being given the option to donate a meal of their choice to a person in need. >> they can choose to donate a set amount of money. >> it will allow them to be able to help others instead of usually order. >> we thought about a lot of different ideas and this one made the most sense because it than just ourselves. >> that's what really set us apart because we were the only ones that focused on the actual community. >> the 20,000 prize money
to the school and will be reinvested into their technology program. >> i think our school deserves an upgrade. >> they will make their app design a reality. in harrison westchester county elyse finch cbs 2 news. >> the app will be free and set to unvail this summer. good news to share this morning for a member of our cbs 2 family. matureie is coming back to work today. since the beginning of this year maurice has been off the year. it left him with temporary weakness. >> he got the all clear to return to work thursday february 4. thankful and grateful for the support prayers and love. what a boost. so many people have given me. truly up lifting. see you at 5 and 11. >> welcome back maurice.
cox on stage to dance. fast forward to 2016 and it was connie hoke's turn this sunday she held up a sign which read last on the list was dance with bruce. the rock star pulled her up on stage and the husband recorded the whole thing on his cell phone. >> it's kind of a blur. he took the marker out of my hand and i could see him going to check that box for me so i hopped up on stage and i'm pregnant so i don't know how i got up there as fast as i did. >> i put it on facebook and twitter and it's exploded. >> i can't imagine why. springsteen retweeted and it's totally viral. >> that is so sweet. >> that's a great story. i love that. weather story. wait a minute what happened to the city. where did it go? told you there's more fog out there. that will slow you down. mild though, 58.
absolutely affiliated with that front. it backs up tonight and then it changes over to a little bit of snow. what's going on alex? >> some changes that have just rolled in here. disabled vehicle blocks the right southbound lane. minor delays as you make your way through the area. also a tube closed for construction at the midtown tunnel. that other tunnel is taking the traffic for you. alternate side parking in effect and don't text and drive. chris and mary. >> count down to kick off three days into superboy 50 and this morning we look back on this date in 2007 in the rain to miami peyton manning hits reggie wayne for his only touchdown pass but the colts beat the bears 29-17 the only
so far he will be able to hoist the lombardi trophy. he's lost two super bowls since and we wait and see what happens this weekend. >> the broncos and panthers may be practicing for the super bowl but another team is getting ready as well. >> what kind of effort goes into broadcasting the super bowl? down in san francisco this morning to take us through it. hi jamie. >> hey chris and mary. let me put it to you this way even with working and t.v. i had no idea what it takes to produce the super bowl between the cameras, the graphics, the lights you name it when it comes to technology it's a lot of hard work to pull it all off. >> testing graphics is just a small part of what the cbs sports production crew does to get ready for the super bowl. >> when you walk in what's so monitors. >> ken has worked on close to 20 super bowls. >> we've got all of the bells and whistles known to mankind
>> 70 cameras capturing the sights and sounds including more than 30 that will be mounted along the stadium for a 360 view on top of a tower at great america amusement park. >> this is superhigh-tech. >> yeah. >> sometimes you got to use a mark jeremy morin. >> there will be 16 of these cameras that mark each corner of the end zone. the 13 production trailers on site at levi stadium were brought in a month ago while the set is still getting finishing touches. >> this is where the hosts will be sitting and they are the ones that have to embrace the technology. >> i hope it's made me smarter in t.v. >> this technology helps give him information he can analyze and make it interesting visually. >> the commentators have to connect with fans on social media. >> it's overwhelming for the
>> all to be sure they are covered for the tens of millions of fans tuning into super bowl 50. >> something else i learned the production team starts planning once the host city is announced. that can be years before the super bowl even takes place. cbs 2 news. >> great to see you. thank you so much. you can watch super bowl 50 starting at 6:30 on sunday. our coverage kicks off at 11:00 a.m. then stay tuned for the late show of steven colbert with tina fey, will ferrell. more super bowl coverage still ahead including a sneak peek at this weekend's big commercials. plus these stories. >> if you are napping on the subway don't be surprised if you get a nudge by a police officer to wake up. we'll explain why in a live report. a new street car system may be coming along the brooklyn queens water front.
it is 5:30. 58 degrees. boy is it murky out there on thursday february 4. rain in the area expected to dry out later. traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. >> street cars in new york? you are looking at the future of travel between brooklyn and queens. >> but first no sleeping on the subway a warning from our top cop. >> if you like taking a nap don't do it on the subway. >> he says it makes you a magnet for thieves and one suspect is allegedly targeting sleepy snap hangers. janelle burrell is live on the east side this morning. >> good morning to you. if you are napping on the train don't be surprised if you wake up to a nudge from police officers. that's what police commissioner bill bratton has instructed his officers to do to wake up
they have become a target of crime. >> a warning from new york's top cop dosing on the train could cost you. half of crime happens to snoozing strap hangers. >> subways are not for sleeping. >> officials say around 3 tuesday morning this man targeted another man sleeping on a 4 train. the rider woke up to find the suspect trying to cut open his pocket with a razor blade. the suspect then punched him in the face and is accused of slashing another passenger late last month. >> what you are going to be seeing is additional uniforms in the subway and not additional plainclothes personnel assigned down there. >> overall crime was down 10% city wide. for the month of january transit crime was up more than 36% compared to last year. >> if you put yourself in a
be a victim there are people out there who will take advantage. >> others argue the police can do more to help keep them safe. >> there should be more surveillance or more cops in the trains. >> people say they will have more officers on board and they also plan to install surveillance cameras on new train cars that will be rolling out. we should also note we are just getting word from the nypd they are looking into a report of a woman who was possibly stabbed by a needle on board an r train in the city last night. reporting live from the east side janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> thank you. let's talk traffic and weather. let's bring in john. alex we get to you in a moment. 58 degrees and the fog rolling in? >> you said it murky in the morning and that's going to slow you down.
localized and rain east of the city will slow you down a bit as well. a front will relax and ease back in overnight tonight and ushers in a rain snow mix. sussex. there's the front that brought in an inch of rain pulled back in by a low that rides along later tonight. definitely more clouds than sun and numbers above normal but on average just in the mid 50s this afternoon before that cooler air keeps in tonight. >> thank you johnny. >> how about the commute today. >> a lot of heavy fog in the outer areas we are concerned about but on the roads as far as a disabled vehicle blocking the right southbound lane on the bridge. we are starting to see minor delays through the area. a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras in north babylon where there's an
side of the southern state parkway between exits 39 and 38 causing traffic in that area. you are delay free around the heelix portion. holland and george washington similar to this. be safe and don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. >> thank you very much. new option for getting around brooklyn and queens could soon be on the way. >> a street car line along the east river but it's expected to cost billions. andrea grymes joins us live with a preview of this proposal. >> chris and mary, the mayor is expected to talk about this new street car system tonight in the bronx in a state of the city address and would link queens and brooklyn and the city is calling it transformative. >> you are looking at what mayor diblazio hopes is the future of transit.
connector street car or the bqx. the state of the art $2.5 billion transportation option would link key water front neighborhoods in a faster more efficient way. it would run along a 16-mile corridor from astoria to sunset park and would avoid conflict with general traffic. the route would shave about 18 minutes off a commuter's typical week day trip compared to current transit options. neighborhoods like dumbo have been booming with development but transportation has not caught up. the street car fare would be a single ride metro card. this is one proposal the mayor would discuss in tonight's state of the city address. we reported yesterday another part of his speech would include a new option for paying for metered parking spots a cell phone app that's expected to roll out city wide by the end of this year. the street car system is still
we are told work would not even begin construction until 2019 or 2020. we just spoke with a resident here in dumbo who says it could not come soon enough, transportation is a nightmare and putting the street car system in place is cheaper than building a brand new subway. reporting live in dumbo andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you. happening today the son of the mayor's wife is charged with manslaughter accused in the stabbing death in edgewater, new jersey on sunday night. they are both drug dealers and being held on $500,000 bail. his lawyer will be in court today trying to get that reduced. bill cosby will stand trial after a pennsylvania judge refused to dismiss the assault charges against him.
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do something else with it. >> you don't think they should use the money for police? >> we have enough problems going on right now. >> no word yet on when construction will get under way. $70million that's a lot of money for a police station. still not going to want to go there you know what i mean? [laughter] >> would you let $63 million pass you by? the lottery deadline that is today. plus a warning. thieves trying to take your money. and facebook to it's users and can you guess how old facebook is? >> and don't forget to connect with us all morning long.
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scott shannon we are going to facebook live the beginning of the big show on cbs fm just so you can see how the magic happens. we'll actually start in this show around 6:55 so that's something cool to look forward to and we do it live on facebook. you got to find the sunglasses. there are so many john elliots. holly found me. hi holly. 52 and gray. left over moisture and calm you don't have the wind to whip it around so you are going to see a foggy start in fact a dense fog advisory in parts of central jersey. cooler readings too. it has dropped 10 degrees in the last hour north and west so that is going to be the trend. numbers aren't going to go up they are going to retreat a bit into the afternoon. outside right now justin my producer says we are starved for cameras. where is the city?
yeah so take care and exercise caution. 58 winds are variable at 7. around the area today cooler readings north and west and we are seeing a bit more wide spread fog. it's dense too. 51 in westbury and it's still wet. 59 the high we mentioned earlier, bye-bye, that was around midnight. we won't be this warm but even at 54 that's well above normal. not record territory. sun up at 7:03. won't see a glimpse of it until 5:16. we have precipitation moving back in. the dense fog advisory is west of the city. pockets of fog around the area. also left over wet weather. drizzle in through parts of summerset and middlesex county. but there's better coverage of that rain. it's raining through the hamptons and into brookhaven through quad and all the way up to the north shore as well. waiting river seeing some wet
the bigger view shows that front has pushed off but with this area of low pressure right there pulling it back in we could actually see some snow. now they are going crazy with this thing tonight. they want half a foot of snow for long island by tomorrow morning. i think that's a little aggressive but easily a trace to an inch or so even in the city one to three for parts of long island. this is tonight into tomorrow morning and then it's going to melt away. we are going to see numbers recover and be back above normal into the weekend. then there's another chance with more cold air in place monday night into tuesday. but the fog right now is slowing us down right alex? >> certainly as you make your way into the city the out lying areas are dealing with that. also a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane on the southbound side of the bqe bridge. delays are back to the lie. there's an accident on the westbound side of the southern
37 but these delays are back to deer park avenue. if you choose to go out of your way sunrise highway is your alternate there. the bronx as you make your way to the george washington bridge or traveling in the other direction. alternate side in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. >> allen thank you. wall street is hoping to continue yesterday's gain. >> jill wagner has more. hi jill. >> good morning chris and mary. stocks staged a late day rally as oil prices rose. the dow jumped 183 points and nasdaq fell 12. this morning they will release numbers on unemployment. yesterday the job hiring slowed down a bit in january. it is considered to be growing at a healthy rate. copiescompanies that are focused on the american economy are still adding jobs.
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from his clients about three separate scams telling their own clients to pay any affordable care act penalties paid directly to them instead of the irs. scammers say they are asking for bank account info and tax preparers getting phone calls asking for client information. >> the best thing is call back or if you are not sure call law enforcement. >> google their number. >> most of them come up as known scam artists. >> you trust that if you are using a certain tax preparation service that they are going to protect your information. that's what you want to believe. >> michelle quinn had her identity stolen twice this year when she tried to file she learned someone else already filed and tried to take the money. >> then when you find out it's really not safe at all and my
where i'm doing my taxes it just makes you really, really angry. >> governor cuomo is urging scam victims to report the crimes and remember it's very unlikely the irs would contact you on the phone without some sort of paper trail. it was a story that gained international attention an nypd officer accused of trying to kidnap kill and cook women it landed him the title of cannibal cop but he was being cleared of all charges and sits down with alice gainer. >> there are a lot of people that are aroused by a lot of weird things. >> so you are not violent? >> i'm the least violent person you would ever meet. >> don't miss this story tonight at 11 right here on cbs 2. up next he claims to have won a $65 million prize but he says the lottery won't pay him. plus this.
get right over to traffic and weather on the 2s. >> what happened to the city? where is it? it is foggy. that's what fog looks like at 5:52 in the morning. mild man but we are going to see numbers retreat a bit. don't forget there's light rain and drizzle in the area. heavier rain for parts of long island and this is going to slow you down so you have the
spread through the city into the hills of new jersey as well. better chance you see the sun north and west and clouds lingering for a good part of the area but still mild in the mid 50s this afternoon. let's get you there first with allen. >> thank you john. good morning everyone. let's help you out here. there's a disabled vehicle blocking the right southbound lane. delays are back to the lie so a lengthy ride through the area. a live look outside where there's a lane blocked by a truck on the left side of the parkway. slow traffic through the area and not a great alternate. in north babylon an accident blocking the right lane on the westbound side of the southern state parkway approaching exit 37. delays back to deer park avenue. sunrise parkway there your alternate. >> alex thank you so much. time is running out to claim a
>> a lottery winner has until 5:00 p.m. the winner was sold in august. were you there? >> no sadly. >> he allegedly already claimed the winning ticket but was told last month it was too damaged. lottery officials say there was no record of a claim or denial. >> too damaged? they couldn't read the numbers or something? $63million. three days before super bowl 50 the game means action on the field. >> and between the plays when advertisers roll out their most creative come ons of the year a sneak peek at some of the commercials we are going to see. >> yesterday we looked at the all time greatest commercials. will any join this year? here's a look at the ads you'll be seeing. [ music ] >> just like in years past expect super bowl commercials to have a little bit of
big named celebrities some even making fun of themselves that seem to star in ads like drake spoofing his own music video for verizon. >> perfect here are the changes. >> i love changes. >> when you say call me on my cell phone add device upgrade after 24 months. >> genius. >> also you have to include that they incur data charges. >> these changes don't ruin the song at all. >> actor ryan reynolds playing every resident in town. >> in my face! so aggressive. >> even lil wayne gets in on the action. >> that's what i'm talking about george. dope. >> word. >> yeah. >> so what should i do with the wooden ones? >> and a hungry marilyn monroe
>> who's a genius who puts a girl in heels on a subway grate. >> eat a snickers you get cranky when you are hungry. better? >> much better. >> there's your beautiful baby any day now. >> really? you are eating doritos. >> watch as the baby follows the chip in his father's hand. >> give me that. ah! [laughter] >> if only it were that easy. that is by far my favorite. really great. >> some of them are really funny. >> marilyn monroe that was fantastic. >> when you are hangry you are hangry. >> so good. >> we saw that the other day. i still think that's really good. >> we are going to have a lot of fun. >> where do you watch?
home because we are up bright and early the next morning doing the recap on cbs 2 news this morning. time now 5:56. we've got a lot to talk about today. >> fog and wet to start with the snow. >> snow? really? >> construction a lot that's causing issues still. >> so don't be deceived by that 58 on the screen right now. a new proposal in brooklyn and queens but we are not talking about a new subway line. wait until you see this. and speaking of the subway downsides off. a warning to those who fall asleep. >> and why the social media site claims the pages violate facebook's policy.
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involves sleeping passengers. >> stay awake and alert the message from bill bratton. now the search is on for a man who targeted a sleeping passenger. we'll have details on a live report. >> taking a look at what could be a ride between brooklyn and queens. street cars one of the many plans the mayor has. we'll take a look at the state of the city address. all i said is can't be a moderate one day or a progressive the other day. >> he's set himself up for the gate keeper on who is a progressive. >> hilary clinton and bernie sanders throwing political punches. the drama isn't just with democrats what donald trump had to say coming up. new jersey transit riders worried about a potential strike that could disrupt their daily commute. there hasn't been one in three decades. what would cause them to strike coming up.
walked into my house. >> a mail delivery turns dangerous. a violent assault against a postal worker caught on camera. did he take it too far. hear the story in a cbs 2 exclusive. >> well there was no football but james corden tossed pigskins and cakes in an effort to predict the outcome of the super bowl. we'll have the results in this morning's 2 talkers. here's john with weather on the 2s. >> now i want cake i'm so hungry. i'm eating for one. we have fog in the city. i love that how the illumination of the big city as it comes to life showing the fog just there at the height of that building off that you see to the right. i love screws like that--views like that.
down a degree. 57 in the west now more of a south west wind. as we look to the east that's where the rain is. twin forks it's still soggy for you. light rain and drizzle. the front has pushed out and it backs up tonight. that could bring in the snow mary is mentioning east of the city. numbers are down a bit as early as 8 8 at 54. that's where you'll stay north and west. let's get you north and west or east and south with alex. >> thank you john. good morning everyone. we are dealing with a disabled vehicle making your way southbound through the area. something causing delays back to the lie so if this is a portion of your morning ride do plan for that. let's move to another area. for the morning ride farther south the ramp to the belt parkway closed trying to back the vehicle off the roadway. heavier than normal traffic and not a great alternate. there's an accident blocking
southern state parkway as you approach exit 37. difficult to see through the trees but flashing lights delays back to park avenue. sunrise highway is your alternate. parking is in effect and be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> getting around brooklyn and queens could soon mean a street car. >> the ambitious project won't come cheap. andrea grymes joins us live with the prevery much of the proposal. andrea good morning. >> good morning chris and mary. you are right it won't come cheap but people who live in the neighborhoods say it's well worth it. one guy i was talking to says it's a potential game changer. the mayor will discuss the new street car proposal tonight in the state of the city address. >> you are looking at what mayor diblazio hopes is the future of transit along the brooklyn queens water front.
state of the art $2.5 billion transportation option would link water front neighborhoods in a faster more efficient way. >> i think it's an outstanding area because transportation here is a problem and from here to williams port or greens port is really difficult let alone getting further into brooklyn or queens so i think it's great. >> it would run along a 16-mile corridor from astoria to sunset park. primarily in a dedicated lane the city says would avoid conflict with general traffic and shave about 18 minutes off a commuter's typical week day trip compared to current options. neighborhoods have been booming with development but public transportation development has not caught up. the street card fare would be a single metro card. this is one proposal the mayor will discuss in tonight's state of the city address.
would include a new option for paying for metered parking spots a cell phone app expected to roll out city wide by the end of this year. as for the street car option that is still several years down the road. we are told that construction work on it would not start until at least 2019 and i hope to get a little bit more information about where the $2.5 billion will be coming from later this morning. reporting live in dumbo andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new jersey transit riders have a strike to worry about. they have set march 12 for a possible walk out. they have been working without a contract for years. the major issues salary and healthcare options have been issues. a wake up call for sleepy subway riders. it makes you an easy target for thieves. janelle burrell has more live on the east side this morning. janelle good morning. >> good morning to you once
down in the subway and what you are not going to be seeing is additional plainclothes personnel assigned down there. >> overall crime was down 10% city wide but the month of january reports transit crime up 36% compared to last year. >> if you put yourself in a position where you are going to be a victim there are people out there who will take advantage. >> others argue the police can do more to help keep them safe. >> there should be either more surveillance or maybe more cops in the trains. >> well police say they'll be doing just that, having additional trains--additional officers on board trains. they'll also be installing surveillance cameras on new subway cars. we also want to mention that this morning the nypd tells us they are investigating a case from last night with a woman who was possibly stabbed by a needle while on board an r train. reporting live this morning from the east side janelle burrell cbs 2 news.
new developments in the subway slashing police released surveillance photos the suspect accused of slashing a man early sunday morning at central park north. the two men argued after the suspect got into a dispute with the woman. the victim was cut over his left eye. a man robbed a cab driver at gunpoint in the bronx. investigators released these images of the suspect. it happened thursday night at 11: 00 in the mont haven section. the driver handed over $100 and a cell phone after the suspect pulled out a gun. the driver was not hurt. time now 6:09. campaign 2016 candidates clash, donald trump's plane forced to make an emergency landing. plus more parking spaces coming to an lirr station. [ music ]
what's going on john. >> i like pushing all of these buttons. some time i should show people how we do all of this. i like to check in with folks and i like this. adrian has 50 in valley stream, a lot of fog. warmer readings along the jersey shore. thanks for this john. appreciate the observation but thanks for helping me out because i wanted to remind you in 1941. the united service organization the uso is created to entertain american troops. that's why i'm wearing red white and blue what a great organization. and 58 i like this from dr. franky in neptune city. groundhog tuesday, ground coffee thursday, ground beef sunday. he's getting ready and this final observation from chris at 51. he says needs some snow to make things white again. weather watchers want snow, facebook they didn't want any snow. so depends where you are and
city tonight will see snow and a chance more of the area will see snow tuesday. this is it. you've got fog, condensation, drops and rain east of the city. 57 in the city, down a degree from last hour. winds have changes from south west to west at 6. it's light which doesn't help mix away the gray. pretty mild in kingston where it's 55. dense fog advisory to the west. pockets of fog, obviously it's evident right here in the city pockets of fog in rockland and westchester as well. heaviest rain parts of sussex right there at south fork you are dealing with it to montauk and starting to see a break light rain and drizzle through parts of central new jersey. that front the one right there is actually going to retreat a bit. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds more sun north and west more clouds city east and a low
in moisture tomorrow morning and if there's sufficiently cold enough air we see the potential for a little bit of accumulating snow from the city to montauk. then it's quiet for the weekend and cooler air chance of another stimulate monday into tuesday but there's plenty of fog to slow you down in addition to dot dot dot. >> let me fill that in. there's delays back to the lie not a great alternate through the area so anticipate that. a live look at one of our cameras in brent wood an accident blocking the lane on the northbound side at g road so delays are back to pioneer drive. lincoln tunnel 15 minute wait. maybe even lengthier than that. george washington holland bridge minor delays typical for this time of morning. alternate side is in effect city wide.
hilary clinton and bernie sanders face off tonight. >> and they are wrapping up on their attacks to each other. manchester, new hampshire. >> at a town hall event bernie sanders and hilary clinton continue to trade jabs over progressive values. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pack that takes $15 million from wall street. >> i was some what amused today that senator sanders set himself up to be the gate keeper on who is a progressive. >> clinton over sanders in iowa is trailing him in the granite state from neighboring vermont and also dominating the attention of young voters like natalie winesteen. >> bernie has been very stable the entire time. >> with less than a week between the primary republican donald trump and ted cruz
over who won in iowa. >> yesterday trump accused cruz who finished first in iowa of stealing the caucuses calling for results to be nullified. >> it is no surprise that donald trump is throwing another temper tantrum. >> trump was almost two hours late for a campaign event in arkansas yesterday after his plane experiences mechanical issues and he was forced to land in nashville. he's expected to hold at least three events in new hampshire where he's leading cruz in the polls. manchester new hampshire. >> a former rutgers student is seeking to over turn his conviction of using a web cam to spy on his roommate. he streamed images of his roommate in an intimate encounter with another man. days later he jumped off the george washington bridge. he served just 20 days.
if he'll be retried or have his conviction invalidated. >> the social media site has shut couch the business pages of three of new jersey's five medical marijuana dispensaries. facebook bans the promotion of selling drugs and rereflects similar measures by the social media giant in other parts of the country. it cuts off a place for customers to get information. happening today the town of hemstead unvails a plan to increase the number of resident only parking spaces that have been used by commuters. 6,400 spaces will be designated at resident only in bellmore and four other stations. residents have complained of them being tough to get. in our next half hour how exercise could keep men on their feet in old age. >> and who will win super bowl 50? james corden believes he's got
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coming back to work today. >> maurice has been recovering from. he posted on facebook got the all clear to return to work thursday february 4. thankful, grateful for all of the support prayers and love. what a boost so many people have given me. truly up lifting. >> today is the day. time for weather and traffic on the 2s. let's bring in john elliot. >> good for him. that's tough. >> not easy. >> we are going to look forward to that this afternoon. this morning people are saying please not more fog. fog is an issue so there's fog and rain to deal with. heavier rain to the east. that property to the east it's going to back up bringing a little bit more rain mixing with snow overnight tonight but still mild. highs are going to be in the low to mid 50s and that's well above the normal high. just a little challenging tonight.
>> took the words out of my mouth. there's a disabled vehicle blocking and delays now back to the lie. in brent wood blocking the southbound side it's delays back to pioneer drive. alternate side parking in effect. be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex thanks. there was also some great action in college basketball. >> steve overmyer has the cbs 2 morning sports update. >> well tonight the knicks are in detroit and the rangers at the garden to face minnesota and the aisles and the devils are both on the road. last night the nets dropped their fifth straight game. brooke lopez is averaging in the last five games. didn't matter as the pacers win by 14. a wild finish in the rutgers game down 3 in ot. corey sanders gets off one more shot. this game went to triple over time when rutgers ran out of gas.
24th strait big ten loss. and st. johns did hold their own against 6th ranked xavier. they came back for a 7 point win. for cbs 2 news i'm steve overmyer. have a good day. >> we will. dad dub smash goes viral. >> and could we know the outcome of the super bowl before the game is played? let's find out. >> who is going to win the big game? the late late show came up with it's own way to determine the win jeremy morin. >> one question who is going to win the super bowl. and who is going to win this game now. >> me! . >> it's all me baby. >> let's find out. here we go. >> james corden took to the studio roof tossing footballs but there was a twist. each throw they didn't know if they were catching a football or a football shaped cake. in the end he was the better catcher which means denver is
you can take that to the bank. the game airs sunday night at 6:30 right here on cbs 2 and our special coverage begins at 11 that morning following a special edition of the late show with steven colbert. >> i just want some cake. are you kidding? >> the car hyena guy took a cake full on. >> he was all right with it. >> he was like yes. >> so many of you have heard or tried that lip syncing app dub smash. well one minnesota dad has brought it to a new level with a little help of course from this little guy. [ music ] >> look at the size of that tiger. [ music ]
resident eric bruce and his infant son jack having fun while mom is at work. he began taking the hilarious videos to send to his wife who encouraged him to post it on line. the video has since gone viral. >> he is so cute right? >> oh my goodness. >> i'm watching the little baby the whole time. >> his face doesn't really change. he just smiles and stares. whatever you want me to do i'm in on it. >> that kid will look back and be like my parents are nuts. >> are you not entertained? finally the smile. >> love it. >> what parents will do to get the kid to smile. >> dads and babies always have much more fun when moms are gone. >> dads dub smash again. >> thank you alex good stuff. time now 6:26. coming up bringing broadway back to the grammys after more than a five year hiatus. >> and a proposal from mayor
helped him get out. 57 degrees to start us out on thursday february 4. foggy and warm out there but winter might be returning. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. >> also a message from bill bratton to subway riders. and the new proposal to change the way you get around in brooklyn and queens. >> and $63 million left unclaimed and if it's yours you are running out of time. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. ride the subway and snooze and you may lose your belongings because you are a target to thieves. janelle is live from the east side. >> mary because of that the police commissioner says that if you fall asleep on a subway train expect a wake up call from police officers.
overall crime is down 10% in the city but on transit on the subway trains and buses crime has spiked 36% compared to january of last year. so commissioner bratton says half of the victims in all transit crimes were people who were sleeping on the subway. he says sleeping makes you vulnerable and an easy target so officers have been ordered to wake up napping passengers. this new initiative getting mixed reaction from strap hangers. >> if you put yourself in a position where you are going to be a victim there are people out there who will take advantage. >> there should be either more surveillance or maybe more cops in the trains. >> well the commissioner says they will be doing just that having additional officers inside and riding some of those subway trains. they also plan to install surveillance cameras on board new subway cars that will be rolling out in the future. reporting live this morning from the east side janelle burrell cbs 2 news.
to a developing story the irs still is not accepting electronically filed tax wednesday. a hardware forced the shut down of the efile and other systems. the outage could effect refunds disruptions. >> let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> there's more clouds over head and rain to the east so still the effects of that front from yesterday. in fact we'll see more effects of that overnight tonight. 56 we are down yet another degree wind out of the west but it's light so it's not helping to blow away the gray as we get the day under way. you can see more coverage of the rain for parts of eastern long island. a better view of the front with a big radar composite. that area of low pressure is going to kick back moisture in our area overnight tonight. numbers a little misleading as you are going to see them
obviously those real feel numbers right there. it's going to be a humid day as far as the dew point levels but mild as far as temperatures go. that fog slowing you down this morning right alex? >> you are right john as you make your way in several areas this morning. first a disabled vehicle at the bridge delays back to the lie. not a great alternate. slow through the area. a live look outside at the lincoln tunnel there is a half hour delay as you make your way to the helix portion and toll plaza there a 15 minute wait at the george washington bridge. expects delays on northbound m trains because of signal problems. mass transit tons of green. everything on schedule. alternate sides in effect city wide. don't text and drive and if you are going to the airport so far everything on or close to schedule at all three. chris and mary. >> thank you alex.
could soon be on the way. >> mayor diblazio is set to unvail a massive street car project expected to cost billions. andrea grymes has a preview of the proposal. andrea? >> chris and mary the city says this is transformative. mayor diblazio will be detailing this plan as you mentioned tonight in the state of the city address to benefit neighborhoods like where we are standing now in dumbo brooklyn. let's show you renderings of what the connector street car would look like running along a 16-mile corridor from astoria to sunset park and save commuters on average 18 minutes during a typical week day ride. you can hear the train over head right now but in neighborhoods like where we are standing there are not many subway options. any one over head is on the bridge. the street car system would cause $2.5 billion but many people who live in these
>> i think it's an outstanding idea because transportation north and south of brooklyn is hard and from here to get to williamsburg or green point is really difficult let alone getting further into brooklyn or queens so i'm all in favor. i think it's great. >> the $2.5 billion price tag for the street car system is still cheaper than for example phase one of the second avenue subway project on the east side which is over $4 billion. as for the street car system construction will not begin until at least the year 2019. reporting live andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> okay andrea. a transformer fire spreads to a dozen vehicles at a new jersey auto auction site. cars burp out of control in fairfield yesterday. the transformer fire caused wires to fall. firefighters had to watch as the flame spread to other cars
no one was hurt. a police precinct will be getting updates digs thanks to a new construction project for police relations. the building was constructed back in the early 1920s but renderings have been released for a new nearly $70 million building in st. anns in the woodstock section including a community room where classes and other events can be held. no word on when construction will go under way. >> you still don't want to go there though. a cab driver is sharing his story. the 71-year-old kabi says he picked the men up outside a restaurant and realized it was a jail break. the escapees called him from a newspaper and took him to hotels got him into a physical fight over whether to shoot him or not. he spoke through an
>> on the way back here back to me they told me they wanted to kill me and that's why they were fighting. by that time i knew that they wanted to kill me. >> one escapee drove off with the kabi and were found the next day. a massive indictment against 18 accused gang members. the suspects are responsible for several murders and accuses hem of conspiracy to commit murder and weapon possession and accused of a shooting in a courtyard where kids were playing. one of them opened fire on a rival gang member killing an innocent bystander and wounding a child. >> they were eventually getting in cars and going on hunting expeditions. our streets don't belong to
they belong to the people of brooklyn. >> they would use social media to plot gang assaults. new information about a scam last month. people retrieving checks you mailed out of the postal service boxes and have retrieving the checks washing off the ink and writing new names and amounts. they cashed $44,000 in checks in the last two months. a million dollars in funding has been secured to start repairs in rockland county after a leaky roof led to fears of mold contamination. classrooms are unusable. foul odors can be smelled in the hallways. the money was air marked for those repairs. >> somebody sent me a note on facebook yesterday and said their kids have been coming home with headaches each and every day and something needed to be done immediately. time now 6:38 coming up a potential nightmare for workers.
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the car was launched >> heavy rain too. there's the front. area of low pressure is going to ride along the front. no it pulls it back in so we have a trace to maybe an inch of snow just to the east of the city and it's going to be a slushy mess tomorrow morning and then one to three but then the weekend not too bad. cool, quiet, mid 40s pretty nice skies but do watch out tomorrow morning. there's plenty to watch out this morning. >> right john as you make your way through the area a couple of problems with delays. first the right lane the better portion of the morning delays all the way back to northern boulevard. a live look in queens where the northbound van wick expressway has been flowing from rockway boulevard to the q gardens interchange there. regular rush hour delays. the lie at westbound parkway you make your way from the
midtown tunnel you will be stuck in this. subway issues as well expect delays because of signal problems. alternate side in effect city wide and do remember to be safe. don't tent and drive. back to you. >> the violent assault against a mail carrier in brooklyn. he was working when he dropped off a package at the wrong address and was attacked by a resident. when he went back to retrieve the package she kicked him and her english bulldog attacking him as well. she had a different story though. >> i told him wait i'm going to bring the box out to you. i closed that door to get my dog to go back and he opened the door and walked in to do it himself into my house and that's when my dog went after him. my dog didn't hurt him just scared him away. >> did you go inside that house. >> no i didn't.
and throw things at you? >> chen was rat allied but not injured after getting both sides of the story police did not arrest or charge anyone but once they see this video that could change. a potential nightmare for new jersey transit riders. transit unions set a possible strike date as talks continue. vanessa murdock spoke to concerned commuters. >> it happened in 83 last and now a new jersey transit train strike could happen again on march 12 if an agreement isn't reached between new jersey transit and several unions. the idea doesn't sit well with people we spoke to. >> i come and go on new jersey transit so that would be horrific. >> she frequently travels to help a family member. the strike would be paralyzing. >> if i can't get out there to provide the support my family needs that would be really devastating.
>> catherine travels hours to get to school in south orange. >> i get on the train to go to school. i think the best it's going to take four hours. >> it's been nearly five years since workers have had a contract. the same rep confirms via e- mail they will accept recommendations at presidential boards 248 and 241 and aren't asking for a penny more a 2.26% average increase which is the same with lirr and metro north. >> what would your plan be? >> that's a good question. i don't know. >> have you heard about the possibility of a strike? >> i have not. >> he dreads the thought of driving to work. >> you have to deal with it. no worse over getting aggravated over something you didn't do anything about. >> wait and see if an agreement with be reached. vanessa murdock cbs 2 news. >> and progress was made in the
the f.a.a. is investigating trouble abhorred the plane after it was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday afternoon when the pilot reported engine trouble and landed in nashville. he made it to the event but started about an hour late. older men who exercise on a regular basis are less likely to fall and hurt themselves according to yale university researchers hundreds of men rate of injuries drop for men who are considerably physically active but researchers did not find a similar link in older women. time now 6:48. coming up a big musical bringing broadway back to the grammy stage. and meet apple bees oldest employee. >> but first here's steve overmyer with the sports report. >> the knicks in detroit and the rangers at the garden hosting minnesota. also the islanders and the
there you go. nice shot. ellen in the back row if you check in our facebook page. ellen from hawaii originally killed it. absolutely killed it. tuesday was a very special day for a new jersey waitress at an apple bees in west hampton her co-workers gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday. she works five days a week because she has to and wants to. >> a lot of them wish she was their grandmother. >> i'm part of life. i'm not just sitting there. i'm part of living. i'm out every day and i have a purpose. i enjoy it. >> no way is she 90. i'm saying that right now. she's the oldest of apple bee's 40,000 employees nationwide and has no plans to retire any time soon. why would she? looks great, sounds great,
>> give her a big tip. >> can't go wrong. that's the key to keep going. my dad worked until she was 90. got to be a part of life like she said. we've got wet weather to the east and appreciate that umbrella. part of a front that pushed through but area of low pressure rides back into it and rain minuting with snow overnight tonight. day time you are still mild right around 50 to 55 on average around the area which is a little cooler than we are right now. speaking of cooler we will continue to cool that cold air crucial and getting a little bit of snow for parts of the island and 42 friday. saturday and sunday both look pretty good. traffic looks pretty busy right? >> you are right. as your make your way here at the bridge delays back to the lie. a love look at one of our hundreds of cameras showing you the lincoln tunnel a 40 minute delay getting to the toll plaza.
the holland a 30 minute wait and george washington at 20 minute delay. subway trains expect delays on the m trains because of signal problems. alternate parking in effect. back to you. >> thanks. hamilton will be featured on this year's grammy awards. >> the cast will perform the show's opening number which tells the story of alexander hamilton nominated for best musical theater album from the richard rogers theater here in new york and watch the 50th annual grammy awards february 15 at 8 right here on cbs 2. >> i hope that means we can run clips of it all the way up to the grammys. such a great show. let's check in with norah and charlie. that piece you have seen was one of the best in a long time.
>> yes fantastic. >> mary? >> i have not. i need to get there. >> still time. donald trump takes to twitter for new attacks as republicans drop out of the race. we cover that and the major news of the day plus the new zika emergency in florida and fears of the virus spreading. and charlotte in a battle of the supercities from barbecue and bubble wrap to beer in the great out doors we look at what each city has to offer. and late show host steven colbert joins us in studio 57. that and more, the news back in the morning. see you guys in a new minutes. >> good show huh? >> for sure. >> good to see you. thanks.
car line along the river. it would stretch from sunset park to astoria. the town of hemstead is unvailing a plan to increase the number of resident only parking spaces. let's go to alex denis for a final look at travel. >> traveling in this area disabled vehicle blocks the right southbound lane at the bridge. delays are now back to the lie. through the area also the lincoln tunnel has about a 40 minute delay as you make your way here to the toll plaza. a 30 minute wait at the george washington bridge there. alternate side in effect city wide and don't text and drive. tell you what we've got fog out there here in the city as well. rain to the east and we are waiting for a return of a little bit of rain mixing in with snow tonight. so numbers are going to be mild today but remember it's overnight tonight into the first part of your friday we