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have a great day. it's 4:30, 14 degrees on this monday february 15, president's day. we are starting in the teens looking at snow later in the day before another temperature swing tomorrow. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. >> but first new this morning a raging fire in brooklyn is under control but not before causing major damage. take a look at these images from social media. the flames began last night on diamond street and took three hours to contain has firefighters also battled the
five residents have been displaced. the can you see cause of the fire remains under investigation. a former new york governor drought e brought down by a sex scandal. >> elliot spitzer is accused of attacking a woman in a hotel. >> the former governor may have another scandal on his hands working to determine if those allegations are true. >> crime scene investigators parked across the street from the hotel sunday night after allegations from a woman in her 20s that former new york her. the woman claims she and he had been friends for two years. the alleged altercation began saturday night because she was planning to return to her
the woman claims the verbal argument turned violent with him pushing her and putting his hands around her neck. a spokesperson issuing a brief statement saying there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008 he resigned as governor after being involved in a proses fusion scandal. the woman in had i most recent case was taken to the hospital after attempting to cut meriweather wrists. she is still planning to return to russia. so far spitzer has not spoken about the case or been charged. janelle burrell cbs 2 news. john it's 14 degrees and it feels warm out. >> at least it's like bearable. i mean it is still chilly you got to gear up on president's day but it will be a day of change and we are going to see a big change into your tuesday
outside right now it's 14. you are skipping down the street. it's a cold start but at least not two below. recognize lin took the day off today. we love you. these are current wind chills so sub zero out there. a little bit of snow well to the south and west falling into dry air. it's going to take it's sweet time. don't anticipate problems until later today, middle part of the in. the concern is the changing nature. it's snow in the afternoon and then as the warm air pushes through it will change over to rain because we are in the 50s tomorrow. 4: 33. she's here and ready to say i can save you some time. >> yup that's the plan. if you are traveling in lower manhattan. worth street still closed between west broadway and
other than that manhattan checking out pretty well. queens all clear on the ground. no delays westbound as you make your way tots bridge or lie. to the george washington bridge ez pass only but you are delay free. lincoln and holland tunnel. alternate sides suspended and pay matter the meters. don't text and drive. sending water pouring onto the steps and sidewalk. fortunately students are on vacation this week. in midtown workers were cleaning up when a pipe burst above the store sending a water fall down the windows and onto the sidewalk. >> over the last couple of days some of the coldest temperatures in the last 20 years. >> the temperatures dipped below zero in central park
valentines day on record in the city and the coldest day since 1994. the mayor spent yesterday urging people to get inside and out of the cold. they sent nearly 800 homeless people to health and hospital centers and shelters. the code blue plan remains in effect until 8 this morning. a man accused of a triple murder remains in jail. 25-year-old michael sykes was arraigned with three stabbing deaths. rebecca cutler and two children. he's also charged with attempted murder accused of stabbing a two-year-old miracle who survived the attack. police arrested him saturday after a three day manhunt. an airplane had to return
by a laser. the flight returned as a precaution and an investigation is currently under way. a new jersey woman and long island man are among the three people killed over the weekend. 54-year-old pair of bridge water new jersey and kenneth were pronounced dead at the scene. it happened in bethel town ship 75 miles north of philadelphia. dozens were injured after a massive chain reaction crash. investigators believe passing snow squalls and near white ultimate conditions played a role in the crash that left cars and trucks scattered across three lanes. a 70-year-old arrived at the prison where he'll serve 19 months for bribery and object instruction of justice years
he's the first israeli prime minister to serve time in prison prison. a private plan after a flight from west texas found dead in his room on saturday. officials determined he died of natural causes. his caskth was griffin from a funeral home to virginia. president obama will nominate a successor in due time once the senate returns from a week long recess. now to campaign 2016 and saturday night's heated republican debate. they conducted a poll and 32% said marco rubio was the winner 24% said donald trump, 19% john kasich 12% for ted cruz ben carson and jeb bush. next saturday the south carolina primary shows donald
at 42% followed by ted cruz with 22%. marco rubio is third with 15% followed by john kasich jeb bush and ben carson with 6%. the cbs news poll of likely democratic voters shows hilary clinton leading. cutting funding of terrorism programs. >> this is a huge mistake and it will not stand. the president has been good on terror funding but this year bureaucrats got through a very serious mistake that must be reversed. >> they want to slash funding from $600 million to $300 million to help cities front and respond to and recover from
today is the president's day holiday and children have the day off from school. post offices are closed. no mail delivery. most banks are closed. there are a few exceptions. financial markets and federal and state courts. transit systems are on a reduced schedule. time is now 4: 39. up next the pope's message as he celebrates mass in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods. pulled from a house of horrors. one of the dogs rescued just in the knick of time. love in the air but some of the couples in times square got cold feel? >> it was so cold. it's another cold morning. snow is going to arrive mid day and then it's icy before it
if you were in new york city this weekend or anywhere in the try state area you couldn't feel anything. don't forget the grammys are tonight at 8. i think this one is going to take home one of the trophies. love this song. let's get over to johnny. when is the warm up coming? >> that's a great point. that exposed skin over the weekend just hurt but the warm up is on the way. still it's a chilly morning. look at that. two degrees barry in bloomingdale. concerned the change over will take longer for him in a cold pocket and that's a good point but there will be a change over where you should at least be
now this is adam. he has three. i appreciate this. this is daniel. he has three and sent this picture in from yesterday. look closely his air temperature reading in greenwood lake was 6 below with a wind chill yesterday morning of 32 degrees below zero. so just brutal conditions there. so very cold and still single digits but at least walter just sent in this dear picture and i wanted to share it with you. you got to have a lot of dough to get that kind of material in the morning. we are going to see warmer temperatures today and that's a key component to that change over with precipitation in the financing so crisp and cold and 14 degrees. air temperature readings single digits and sub zero air
believe it or not with limited exception these numbers warmer than yesterday and less wind. so wind chills for the most part are above zero. every now and then there is the aberration around the shore with gusty wind. dry air in place waiting for this to push into this dry air mass so takes a while for it to hit the ground but when it starts middle part of the day it's going to start as snow. this is the early afternoon. president's day holiday will help. it's going to be slippery for the commute time but as early as 6 you start to see mixing. the pink is the troubling part with that freezing rain and by 10:00 tonight you are looking at rain and then tuesday day it's a soaker. you could see an inch to two of rain so watching that as well. definitely big changes headed your way. thankfully it's a holiday.
traveling on the roads and the rails. no delays but metro north trains are on a saturday schedule. new jersey transit is on a weekend holiday schedule. extra trains during the a.m. and p.m. only. no service on the bridge. the man talk branch can be an alternate. meter rules are still in effect and don't text and drive. mary back to you. here's a quick look at some of the stories making news this morning. pope francis is back in mexico city after wrapping up a visit to a children's hospital yesterday. he also celebrated and open air mass for more than 300,000 dangerous cities. today he flies to the southern state to celebrate the indigenous people. starting tomorrow airlines in the u.s. will have 15 days to submit applications for
the u.s. and cuba are going to resume scheduled flights for the first time in over 50 years. crews rescued 48 people from two trampf cars after a new hampshire ski resort got stuck 40 feet. passengers were repelled to the ground one by one. no injuries reported. financial markets are closed for president's day. last week the dow slid 177 points between monday and friday. stocks soared on friday with the dow up 313 points nearing the 16,000 mark and the s&p up 35. now the gains tracked a significant rise in oil prices. now despite the popularity of ebooks sales of hard copies are on the rise from 2.5% to $11.2 billion over the increase for the industry since 2007.
the figures and say they saw a decline in ebooks last year and print sales went up. animal shelters were flooded by hundreds of phone calls. people wanted to adopt dogs from a hoarding situation. >> we tracked down one of the dogs. valerie castro has more. >> bear is a sweet and playful lab mix puppy who just a month ago was rescued from this north bergen home. more than 50 animals were found with no heat and filthy living conditions. a dead dog and several cats were also discovered. the new owner remembers seeing images from the day the animals were rescued. >> i saw people carrying out the dogs and some of them were so young and to think that no one was really caring for them and some of them looked really frightened. i saw 50 or 60 dogs in need and
needs us. >> she and her husband reached out to a shelter. >> when she first assessed him she said they had to carry him out. he wouldn't come out on a leash. so thinking they were traumatized. >> he's since become a part of the family and has new found friends. he was able to find a loving and happy home but there are still other dogs that are up for adoption. these three are some of the dogs that were most skiddish when they were rescued and can be found in oak ridge new jersey. these other dogs can be adopted from the animal refuge in oakland. valerie castro cbs 2 news. >> cute bear. since the rescue operation the man accused of hoarding the animals has not been found by police. why some couples with the record cold putting a chill on
morning. big night tonight with the grammys. you'll see ed shereen there with thinking out loud. this morning really cold temperatures. 14 degrees. welcome back. love was in the air on valentines day. dozens of couples braved the record cold to get hitched. eight couples were set to get married at the cross roads of
temperatures. some couples got cold feet. katie and jordan refused to let it ruin their wedding. >> i wanted to wear a wedding dress of course but i want to be warm. if this isn't love i don't know what is. >> these new borns got dressed up in little red hats at pennsylvania washington hospital yesterday. part of the little hats big hearts program for american heart association. >> those babies look comfortable. >> i thought she looked great. >> congrats to them that's for sure. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> those babies are cute. mary said it's cold again 14 degrees so starting off cold and dry. that's important because we've got snow approaching but even though it will fall in the atmosphere it will take a while before it hits. it arrives and impacted the
again it's a holiday. changing to rain by midnight. 55 tuesday but rain freezing rain sleet and snow on the menu today so make sure you are ready for it. the day off. >> that's right john. we have changes in queens an accident blocking two lanes on the brown stone white stone bridge. alternate is a smoother ride. also hicksville moving well and flowing freely in both directions for you. alternate side is suspended and meter rules are still in effect. don't text and drive. over to you. thank you. you can trust your child's safety to a nanny but can you trust her marriage with her as well? celebrity marriages have been rocked with nanny cheating scandals but it doesn't just happen to anyone. >> if somebody wants to do something he's going to find a way to do it.
if you are sexy young and are. >> find out what some moms are doing to keep their husbands from falling into the nanny attraction. grammy awards. in our next half hour more on the loss of supreme court justice scalia and how to replace him. hear what he has to say exclusively to marcia kramer. and next a record weekend for dead pool. we'll have the rest of the box office winners.
it's a record for any r rated film. kungfu panda 3 took second place. zoo lander 2 and the revenant rounding out the top five there. >> and the award for leading actor goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> you are going to hear his name a lot. star of the revenant took home top acting honors last night. the fact is he had been up for the award several times before. this was his first win and helped cement his status as master frontrunner. revenant also won best picture sound. >> he's king of the world. >> you talk about a great weekend. >> that's a great movie. >> now 4: 57. still ahead music's big night we head out live to l.a. where the final preparations are being made for tonight's grammy awards.
coming up on 5:00 for you. it's cold out there 14 degrees for monday february 15, president's day. cold this morning. snow this afternoon and believe it or not in the mid 50s tomorrow. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. also following a developing story a police investigation involving elliot spitzer with an alleged assault against a young woman at the plaza hotel over the weekend. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> firefighters trying to get a massive fire in brooklyn under control. >> the fire began spreading to neighboring buildings and causing major damage. diane macedo has more from green point. >> flames shot out into the street as neighbors could only stand by and watch. the fire started around 10:30:00 p.m. and moved quickly.
if spread to the exposure two and four side. there was fire in three buildings. >> it took dozens of firefighters to finally put that fire out a task made even more challenging by frigid temperatures. >> over the last couple days some of the coldest temperatures we've seen in new york city in the last 20 years. >> the temperature in central park at negative 1 for the first time since 1980 setting a new record but while some tried their best not to let the weather stand in their way. >> i layer up. >> we've had such a good winter. you can't get bogged down by that. it's not a big deal. >> for others it was a very big deal like workers cleaning up at this brooks brothers store in midtown. a busted pipe sent a water fall out onto the sidewalk. frozen pipes at a high school sending water pouring onto the steps and not clear how much
>> and chris and mary you can see it's an active seen here in green point. up until a few minutes ago transfers still searching the walls of that complex looking for any remains pockets of fire. now though still a big mess to clean up. i want to show you the salt on the road one of the big challenges in fighting a fire in temperatures this cold is as you spray water on the fire that water turns to ice. in this case it was so cold that firefighters actually had to call in the department of sanitation to come in and salt the entire area. so still a lot of clean up and damage control involved in this fire. the one saving grace is fdny tells us no one was seriously injured. they have two minor civilan and two minor firefighters injuries but no one seriously hurt. live in brooklyn diane macedo cbs 2 news. >> thank you. john has traffic and weather on the 2s.
ice. still dangerously cold so watch your step as well. in the city we are up a degree. 15 degrees wind out of the east so the wind chill is 8. mind chill is 1 and still sub zero wind chills out there so you obviously have to layer up today but i would not forget the--i don't want to say the umbrella but it might not be a bad idea with snow today and definitely needing it tomorrow. by then the snow is in our area by 3 but notice into the 8:00 hour the surge of warm air will hit our high between 9 and midnight and will change over freezing rain and sleet before it turns to rain and you do need the umbrella on president's day. thankfully not too much company out there right alex? >> you are right as you make your way to worth street between west broadway and hudson street following the
the crane collapse. minor delays through the area. showing you the lincoln tunnel helix portion. the holland and george washington bridges as well. the turnpike past newark liberty airport really no delays. garden states parkway flowing freely. alternate side parking suspended for president's day and don't text and drive. back to you. alex thank you. the nypd investigating assault allegations against former new york governor elliot spitzer. >> a woman claims he attacked her over the weekend. janelle burrell is live at the plaza hotel with more. >> the assault took place at one of the rooms here at the plaza. this morning the nypd is looking into claims from that woman it started as a verbal violence. courtroom scene investigators
night. detectives working inside after allegations from a woman in her 20s that former new york governor elliot spitzer physically assaulted her. the woman claims they had been friends for two years. sources tell cbs 2 the alleged altercation began saturday night because she was planning to return to russia. the woman claims the verbal argument turned violent with spitzer pushing her and then putting his hands around her neck. a spokesperson for the former governor issuing a brief statement saying there was no truth to the allegation. in 2008 he resigned as governor after being involved in a prostitution scandal. the woman in this most recent case was taken to an area hospital after attempting to cut her wrists. she is still planning to return to russia. sources tell cbs 2 that the
so far spitzer has not been questioned or charged. reporting live from midtown janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> the extreme cold made dangerous conditions even worse for firefighters battling an apartment fire in jersey city. the water turned to ice covering everything yesterday morning. the fire started on the rear bedroom and spread to the second floor before reaching the home next door. >> they lost water in the beginning delaying operations due to one of the lines freezing. that's typical when you have this kind of weather but they were able to gain control of the situation. >> no one was hurt. the red cross is helping at least a dozen people displaced by the fire. no word yet on the cause. the man accused of a triple murder in staten island remains in jail this morning on three counts of first degree murder
rebecca cutler and her two children one year old and four month old and accused of stabbing the two-year-old daughter miracle who survived the attack. he was arrested saturday after a three day manhunt. the body of chief justice scalia is being transported here and the battle on who should replace him on the high court. >> a white hearse carries his body to an airport in virginia at the request of his family. he passed away suddenly over the weekend while vacationing at this resort ranch. a county judge ruled he died of natural causes after consulting with his physician and sheriff's investigators. >> one of the things that i did ask the sheriff and the marshall that was there, if there were any signs of foul play and they say absolutely not.
country and in the nation's capital flew at half staff in honor of the long time justice known for his strict conservative views he was beloved by his colleagues. in the 2008, 60 minutes interview he maintained they were not personal. >> i attack ideas i do not attack people. the debate is already under way over who president obama should nominate as scalia's successor. >> the president has the right and responsibility to not name a new supreme court--nominate a new supreme court justice. >> the president says he will nominate a successor in due time but mitchell mcconnell maintains any vacancy should be filled once a new president is in office. don champion, cbs news washington. >> funeral arrangements have
still to come why senator charles schumer is slamming the obama administration over terror funding. >> i'm a victim here. >> he defends himself over allegations of sexting. he says his phone was hacked. and fashion, we head out live to los angeles where the prep is under way for tonight's grammy awards. >> it's always a great show. weather wise we've got variety shaping up today. you do need the coat out the door, extra layers. still chilly. load up.
welcome back cbs news this monday morning we've got 15 degrees and the grammys coming up tonight at 8. taylor swift opening the show. should be a great performance by so many tonight looking forward to it. let's talk about performance on the weather front. what are we looking at john? >> uptown funk when you consider. here's the deal we've got the system rolling in today so the president's day itself is going to see snow and freezing rain and rain. it's going to be a dynamic day much like many of the administrations like franklin
this day has got franklin pierce written all over him. what a tragic character he was. poor franklin pierce. because of the personal loss. cloud and cold, 15 degrees clouds starting to fill in. readings. 7 in, 11 in alpine but wind chill is 6. single digit wind chills dominate sub zero wind chills. not as cold but still dangerously cold if you are not geared up. 36 your high. not like an afternoon high. we are going to hit that around 9 or 10:00 at night. there's a process under way so when the moisture initially breaks into the atmosphere and tries out and when it comes to the ground it's going to be snow. 42 is the normal we'll exceed that tomorrow. sun up at 6:51. sun giving way to more clouds and precipitation by 5:30. the national weather service has posted a winter weather
through 7:00 a.m. on tuesday. why? snow then sleet then freezing rain then rain tuesday. as far as totals a coating to maybe an inch. south shore up to an inch maybe over an inch north and west in the one to three range and where the cold air lingers longer three to six possible. the exception not the rule and mainly rain for parts of ocean county. the problem is with this scenario and set-up there's an element of ice so sleet and freezing rain, a trace to a tenth of an inch but trust me you do not need that much ice to cause problems. that's tonight. it's this afternoon snow then to the mix overnight tonight and tomorrow a big surge of warm air and the really heavy rain. problem with that is frozen real estate you are going to see issues with run off. so flooding is a concern tomorrow. i mean just like that and then left over mixed chance for precipitation in the morning
calm down and then it's relatively quiet to wrap up the work week but remember it's going to get busy later today. not too busy right notch though on the highway right allen? >> you are right and no train tragedies like pierce as we talk about the commute this morning. no delays on the roads or the rails. delay free metro north and path schedule. new jersey trapsit on a weekend major holiday schedule but expect during the morning and evening rush. lirr is on a holiday schedule but no service. and alternate side suspended for president's day. don't text agday and drive. back to you. an involvement in a sexting scandal. >> more now from cbs 2 cindy hsu. >> i'm a victim here. i'm being hacked. this is a lie and i will bring
this person and bring this to justice. >> nassau county executive ed mangano defended himself saying someone is out to get him and hacked his phone to send the texts. many of them are x rated. this is just one that claims to be from ed mangano. >> i really just want you next to me. i wanted to. sorry i'm tired. tomorrow? >> i will let you know. >> i want you to blank my brains out even if it's in my car again. sorry left early something came up. i'm blank. >> a tweet turned up on the twitter page of one of the women. marsha showed the text to the county executive. he says his phone was hacked using spoofing to enable someone to send the text making it seem like the messages came
>> these words did not come from me. it was not on my phone. it could only be a hacker, period. i'm a victim here. that is the truth and now this will be turned over to the police. >> nassau county police say both the texts and tweets are being investigated and did file a complaint about social media impersonation attempts against him. a public relations consultant reported being victimized by the spoof. that woman released a lengthy statement today saying in part to be clear the alleged text messages are false and never happened. i never communicated with the county executive via text message nor even have his cell phone number. both the nassau county executive and i have been maliciously attacked and have both been victims of a terrible crime. >> we've requested an interview with them and we will bring you more as it develops. a high school senior
valentines day to more than 800 classmates. hayden godfrey gave a carnation to every girl at his high school. he ordered the flowers on line and then passed them out. he didn't do it for potential dates. he already has a girlfriend. the flowers cost nearly $500. it took him about a year to save up the money from his job bagging groceries. >> he's already got the girlfriend so she's like as long as i get my flowers. >> great. >> it's a great guest your. coming up next live in los angeles with a preview of tonight's grammy awards. and a highlight from the love fest between the rangers and flyers. >> and another check of weather
cold of the jersey shore for a great cause. the polar bear walked aimed as raising money for autism groups and awareness. >> there's not one person that's here today that doesn't know somebody that's not effected by autism or special needs and if we can make a little bit of difference just worth it. >> it was cold but they braved the elements walking for nearly $100,000. >> talk about dedication. traffic and weather on the 2s a change coming finally. >> god bless them. yesterday it was brutal and the change is under way later today but it's cold again right now. 15 degrees and it feels like 8. wind chill in chatham at 7. liberty 4 below. spring lake the wind chill is 14. snow in the atmosphere but notice the breaking band. lots of available moisture.
and the super soaker on your tuesday. rain returns. this afternoon we are working our way towards 36. the high will actually be much later in the day so it's dynamic but not that busy of a day because it's a holiday. >> you are right. we have one alert an over turned vehicle that blocks two lanes between leopards boulevard and crosby boulevard seeing delays that trickle back to the van wick. no delays at the poll plaza. westbound clear out route 440 as well. route 80 no issues to report. delay free and the garden state parkway in this area. alternate side suspended for president's day. don't text and drive. back to you. the rangers show their love for philly in a crazy score of the nba all star game. >> steve overmyer has the sports update. >> the islanders are hosting
was all about one man, kobe bryant. the league's leading vote getter was honored with a standing ovation video tributes and fireworks. it marked the final all star game for kobe. carmello anthony also finished with 13 points in the east but the west all stars win by 23, 196-173. the fighting began when the puck dropped. the rangers have been fuming all week after their captain was con cussed on a cheap shot from philadelphia. at times it looked like a scene from slap hot. how about the devils power play an nhl best 8 power play goals and happened to be their only goal against the kicks. have a great day. the biggest names in music getting ready to take the stage
>> live from the staple center in los angeles with an update on the scene. we can't wait. >> it's going to be a fun one chris aye and mary and that's going to be emotional tributes as well tonight. look for varied performances in terms of the artists ranging from carrie underwood and the weekend to justin beiber and lionel richie. >> pit bull will rock the stage with a diverse mash up. >> joe perry, aerosmith. doesn't get more rock and roll than that. >> partners artists and featuring rising stars like sandra day. the soul singer will melt her voice with ellie goulding in a
honoring the long list of music legends who died. chris stapleton will lead an all star tribute to blue icon bb king. king's close friend bonny rate will also perform. >> he's had more influence than anybody i can think of in history in blues and rock and roll. >> lady gaga's tribute to david bowie is expected to be one of the biggest performances. >> it's a medley of nine tunes. >> nile rogers put together the tribute. >> this is personal because it feels like a wonderful way to saturday goodbye. >> the biggest spotlight may belong to taylor swift up for seven grammys and kendrick lamar who leads with 11 nominations. kendrick lamar and taylor swift are going head to head in song of the year and album of the year but also together for best
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it is 5:30, 15 degrees on this president's day monday february 15. some places waking up to sub zero temperatures and expecting a wintery mix of snow sleet and rain later today. >> firefighters are braving extreme cold to fight a massive fire in brooklyn. flames shooting into the air. traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. >> but first the former new york governor accused of attacking a woman at the plaza hotel. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. we begin with the assault
new york governor brought down >> janelle burrell has more hotel. janelle. >> so far spitzer himself has not commented on the allegations but a spokesperson is denying the claims that the nypd is looking into this morning that woman claiming that spitzer assaulted her inside a plaza hotel room. crime scene investigators parked across the street from the luxury plaza hotel sunday night. detectives working inside after allegations from a woman in her 20s that former new york governor elliot spitzer physically assaulted her. the woman claims she and spitzer had been friends for two years. sources tell cbs 2 that the alleged altercation began saturday night because she was planning to return to her native russia. the woman claims the verbal argument turned violent with
his hands around her neck. a spokesperson issuing a brief statement saying there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008 spitzer resigned as governor after being involved in a prostitution scandal. the woman in this most recent case was taken to the hospital after attempting to cut her wrists and is still planning to return to russia. sources say the woman is no longer cooperating with police and says she does not want to press charges. so far spitzer has not been questioned or charged. reporting live this morning cbs 2 news. let's get right over to traffic and weather on the 2s starting with temperatures still in the teens. >> it still hurts but nothing like the weekend. i was seeing how long it would take to freeze an under shirt, 16 minutes. 7 minutes for a sock frozen solid. i'm wearing that sock right
my boxers totally like this so that's what facebook is. it was cold, brutal record smashing today we are going to start to turn things around but precipitation on the way so it's going to be messy later today. it's great it's a holiday. if you have got big plans be mindful this afternoon turns sloppy but as far as impact it's mitigated by the fact it's a holiday. feels like 8 in the city. a lot of single digit wind chills. some folks feeling like below zero. snow nah first line breaks up but then the moisture fills in so the national weather service has posted that winter weather advisory. the concern later is going to be the change over. snow gives way to some freezing rain, sleet then rain so that process under way tonight. and we are going to see those slippery roadways even this afternoon with the snow. you are talking about an inch or so even in the city. >> how about the commute this monday morning? >> overall a smooth ride. we have an alert to pass along.
blocking two lanes on the westbound side between leopard's boulevard and crosby boulevard. moving really well around the portion of the lincoln tunnel. no issue of the holland or george washington bridge either. brooklyn all clear. no delays through the area. alternate side suspended for president's day. you still do have to pay those meters and be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex thank you. firefighters fought ice overnight to get a massive fire in brooklyn under control. >> flames began at a three story building before spreading and causing major damage. diane macedo joins us live where firefighters are still on the scene. >> chris and mary that's right it's still an active scene and firefighters are here searching that building for any possible pockets of fire that are still left in those walls. meanwhile in addition to all of the fire trucks surrounding
at the end of the road because conditions were so cold they had to call in the department of sanitation to help make the area safer to walk through. flames shot out of 49 diamond street in greenpoint brooklyn as neighbors could only stand by and watch. the fdny says the fire started around 10:30:00 p.m. and moved quickly. >> it was fully involved when we arrived it spread to the exposure two and four side. there was fire in three buildings. >> it took dozens of firefighters to finally put that fire out a task made even more challenging by frigid temperatures. >> over the last couple of days some of the coldest temperatures we've seen in the last 20 years. >> temperatures in central park at negative 1 for the first time since 1980 setting a new valentines day record but some tried their best not to let it stand in their way.
six layers. >> we've had imbued winter. you can't get bogged by that. it's not a big deal. >> but others it was a big deal like workers cleaning up after a busted water pipe. frozen pipes also burst at a high school sending water pouring onto the steps and sidewalk and it's still not clear how much damage was done inside. and back here on diamond street in greenpoint the salt in the area is helping though you still have to watch your step. icy conditions here and more snow on the way we are reminding people to be very careful about how you heat your homes. in this case the cause of the fire is still under investigation. the saving grace here though the fdny says there were two minor civilan and two minor firefighters injuries but luckily no one was seriously hurt. diane macedo cbs 2 news. a new jersey woman and long
killed in a massive pile up. bridge water new jersey and kenneth were pronounced dead at the scene saturday morning in bethel town ship on interstate 78, 75 miles north of philadelphia. dozens were injured after the massive chain reaction crash. passing snow squalls and white out conditions played a significant role in the crash. a former israeli prime minister is behind bars to serve 19 months for bribery and obey instruction of justice years before he became prime minister in 2006. he's the first prime minister to serve time in prison. reconsider a proposal to cut funding of counter- terrorism programs. >> this was a huge mistake and will not stand. the president in general has been good on terror funding but
through a very serious mistake that must, must, must be reversed. >> schumer says the move would slash funding for urban area security from $600 million to $300 million. it helps respond to and recover from attacks. the money is crucial for new york city to use the funds for counter-terrorism programs. presidential candidates continue to campaign in south carolina following their debate saturday night and a news poll asked who won the debate. 32% said marco rubio wop the contest. 24% said donald trump won. 19% john kasich, 12% ted cruz followed by ben carson and jeb bush. the south carolina republican primary is saturday. likely republican voters showing donald trump holding onto a big lead getting 42% followed by ted cruz with 20%. marco rubio with 15.
bush and ben carson with 6% each. the democrats hold their presidential primary in south carolina the following weekend. hilary clinton leading with 59% over bernie sanders 40. >> that debate on saturday night was like saturday night at the fights here on cbs. >> big battle. >> really incredible. coming up the dangers of poor air quality and why your life could be at risk. plus tens of thousands of sharks found swimming along the florida coast. why are there so many so close to shore. and the new app could predict earthquakes. >> don't forget you could post on facebook and twitter@cbs new york@chris wragge@mary
you may have a favorite florida vacation spot. looks like sharks do as well. a florida biology professor is trying to figure out what he's seeing in aerial photographs. they show sharks off the florida coast. >> so interesting because there were hardly any sharks south from miami to the point beach but palm beach was loaded. literally tens of thousands of sharks. >> the gray specks in the photos are the sharks. some disturbingly close to fishermen and paddle borders revealing a whopping 157 sharks in just a single frame. less get right over to john 2s. >> that was a little creepy and whoa. we are not swimming with the sharks right now on president's day. we are talking with our weather
this following up michael's got 11 in staten island and happy george washington day. moved his part of the 1974 monday holiday act. they still call it washington's birthday even though his birthday isn't coming up until february 22. fun fact. also people reminding me it's gum drop day which seems cruel because with the wooden teeth it was hard to eat the gum drops. and eva and clair and chrisie reminding us to take care of the pets and charlie the puppies are ready to go. so make sure it's another cold day for the pets. also a lot of salting going on so make sure the paws get washed and they need breaks as well. they are going to be a little stir crazy tomorrow because of the wet weather. and speaking of dogs i have to say good morning to mindy and bob. i hope i have that right. they work with seeing eye and it was nice to chat with them
and they are dog lovers as well. we are loving this. 15 degrees if you are a polar bear you just love this because you've got 15 degrees but the air temperature readings as low as 1 in kingston. you throw in the wind and it feels like 8 blow. not as windy and cold but it's still cold. we are going to breakthrough a high today of 36 but much later in the day then talk about breaking through. look at your tuesday up to 55 now on tuesday. that's when that super soaker heads our way. it's dry right now. snow to start this afternoon. that little line falling apart. a lot of available moisture with this so it's almost an all day deal tomorrow and by then it turns to rain and heavy at times so what we are looking at the models backing off as far as arrival time so it's the early to mid toon and you see
finally able to get all the way through the atmosphere and hit the ground. but as early as 6:00 we start to see mixing. problem is that means there will be ice involved. freezing rain and sleet and overnight tonight. see this is 10:30 and by then it's heavy rain. go. all of that frozen real estate so issues with run off and after a break tuesday morning tuesday afternoon that's when we see a line of showers. we are talking heavy rain pushing through the area during the day and into the evening. models pretty bullish on this event. we could see an inch to almost two inches of rain before this thing wraps up tuesday night and then we see relatively quiet weather for your wednesday into thursday. get ready for hopefully a short drive. what's going on alex. >> we do have changes in neptune. route 35 is closed at boston
an electical repair under way from an earlier accident so if you are traveling though that area it's a minor change. also in queens an over turned vehicle on the westbound side of the bell parkway. delays are back to the van we can. delay free on the bridge as you make your way in through rockland and westchester county. alternate ride suspended for president's day and be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> our money watch this morning markets are closed as traders hope to continue friday's gains. >> and could a proposed law change the way uber andalusite lift hire drivers. hannah daniels reports. >> friday was a winning day on wall street. bank stocks were on the rebound with the first gain of the week closing up 313 points the nasdaq climbed 70. voters in austin the texas will decide in may on whether
fingerprinted and pay to the city. while the opponents say it isn't necessary others think it's a measure to protect riders. nordstrom will accept returns from it's discount store nordstrom rack paving the way to return items bought back at high end stores or discount outlet. store officials are encouraging shoppers to make returns through nordstrom.com or the original retailer. etch asketch is drawing a new future selling through spin master corporation in toronto for an undisclosed price. the decision is bittersweet but was done to help ohio arts long term future. for more log onto cbs money watch.com. in new york i'm hannah daniels. >> so is it really a plea for financial help from kanye west
odd series of tweets. i write this to you my brothers while still in $53 million in personal debt. please play we over come. this is my true hart. mark zuckerburg invest $1 billion into kanye west ideas after realizing he's the greatest arguments in all time. they relate to his clothing line. earthquakes could be warned by an app my shake that uses the sensors built into your phone to track movement. only collects data for now but researchers hope to alert users about a possible quake. it's available from google in the google play store and iphone app. starting today twitter rolls out a new timeline which sorts tweets based on how relevant they are to you. it could become the default
be available to use right away. it can be turned on through user settings and selecting an account to personalize. >> do you trust your child safety with a nanny and marriages as well. nanny cheating scandals but it doesn't just happen in hollywood. it can happen to anyone. >> if somebody wants to do something he's going to find a way to do it. >> be yourself if you are sexy and young and attractive i think this is what you are. >> well find out what some moms are doing to keep their families in tact and the husbands from falling into the nanny atrack tonight on cbs 2 news right after the grammy awards. up next tyra banks shows off the newest member of the family. first the morning score board the rangers beat the
the kings 1- 1-0. such a great scene at the end of fast and furious 12 or whatever the last number was. this song from see you again. it's up for three grammy awards tonight including song of the year. and of course you can watch the grammys tonight 8:00 right here on cbs 2. >> right over to traffic and weather on the 2's. >> sadly this forecast does not feature charlie puth. 8 is the current wind chill in the city.
then we have this wintery mix 27, 30. see these numbers just cold enough where you are going to see more snow. now the change in the national almost everybody in new jersey with the exception of the coast to the winter weather advisory. before the change overlooking for a coating to an inch right through the city. just north and west 1 to 3 and again where that cold air lingers you see more totals before it changes to rain. alex. >> thanks john good morning everyone. a couple of changes here route 35 is closed in both directions at boston road. electical repairs under way from an earlier accident in the area. a live look in queens where an over turned vehicle does block two lanes on the westbound side of the parkway. unfortunately these delays are back to the van wick. stand still traffic. plan accordingly here. and the bronx delay free.
to the george washington bridge. alternate side suspended and don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex thank you so much. in this morning's healthwatch air pollution is now the fourth highest risk factor for death around the world according to university of british columbia researchers. 5.5million people die from air pollution every year more than half in china and india the world's two fastest growing economies. tyra banks wears many hats but now for the first time we get to see her in her new role as mom. she just released the first photo of her new born son york on her instagram page. they welcomed their child last month. a good resume but solid references aren't the only things you have to worry about these days. >> your social media presence can play a big role in whether
meg baker reports. >> anita benjamin spends a fair amount of time on social media. >> i use linked in, facebook, instagram, snap chat, all of that. >> she was careful about what she posted last year. >> i was thinking i should keep it professional because it's all on line and everyone can see everything you are posting. >> and new research shows that's imbued idea because businesses are looking. a report from society of human research management says 36% disqualified from a job because of social media accounts. the most common social media mistakes job applicants make. 45% negative or inappropriate comments. posting or being tagged in inappropriate photos. >> if you are too opinion ated or negative it could come off to individuals you could be a problem in the work place.
line is the answer think again. 17% of hiring managers question job applicants who don't post regularly or have a profile. >> the way people perceive us is very important. >> having a professional presence on line works for her first corporate job out of college. meg baker cbs 2 news, be careful what you post. >> i'm scared for that generation that's got to get jobs out of college with all of these college pictures and things like that. got to be careful. heck we got to be careful. >> when you post today will be there tomorrow. >> it's important to put lotions on your skin when it's this cold so i had a picture of my naked leg with lotions on it. i said can i put that on facebook. she said dad that's the line and you just crossed it. >> you are not kim kardashian. no need to rake the internet. your boxer shorts were more than we needed to see.
it tbeer it tfi. it is 6:00 looking at 15 degrees on this president's day monday february 15. a lot of pictures from chopper 2 almost out of the woods with these extreme cold temperatures and a wintery mix of snow sleet and rain to deal with later today. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. first here's your cbs 2 news to go. >> up in flames a massive fire burning in green point brooklyn. flames shooting into the sky. some places are still waking up to sub zero temperatures this morning. we'll head live to the scene in just a moment. shocking allegations against elliot spitzer. a woman claims he attacked her
a prostitution scandal forced him to resign from office. we will have the details coming up in a live report. >> these women had their name in your phone system. >> marcia kramer grilled the well known politician about messages that appear to have come from his cell phone but he says he's the victim of a hacker. it's a cbs 2 news exclusive. >> the president has the right and responsibility to nominate a new supreme court justice. >> we cannot afford to have scalia replaced by some of the past. >> republicans and democrats in the death of supreme court justice scalia. a battle under way on should replace him and if that should come from president obama or the winner of the presidential election. >> i saw 50 or 60 dogs in need and thought one of those puppies needs us.
mix named bear has a enter home after being rescued from filthy conditions in a hoarding situation. we'll let you know how you can help give a home to one of the other rescued animals. [ music ] >> grammy nominee ellie golding and andrea day rehearsing for the grammy awards. how lady gaga personally paid tribute in honor of david bowie's memory. too. the puppies are in town. we are going to see changing weather for the pups and kittize and you too. we've got snow on the works today and then an element of ice tonight before rain takes over on your tuesday. president's day starts this day with chilly readings right at colder.
degree down to 7. feels like 4 below in walden and 5 below. real feel. snow in the atmosphere kind of falling apart but then it takes over and starts to fill in by this afternoon and then a mixed up mess tonight high of 36 much day. let's start your president's day the alex way. >> hey john. everyone. if you are having to commute today we do have changes. we have route 35 closed in both directions. due to an electical repair that is still under way following an earlier accident in the area but this is not the worst alert. there's an over turned vehicle blocking two lanes between leopard's boulevard and crosby boulevard. unfortunately stand still traffic back to the van wick. not a great alternate so give yourself plenty of time.
street and running express from jackson heights roosevelt avenue to queens plaza. meter rules in effect and don't text and drive. back to you. firefighters brave the extreme cold to get a massive fire in brooklyn under control. >> the fire began in a three story building before spreading and causing major damage. live from the scene in green point, diane. >> chris and mary good morning. firefighters are still on scene here on diamond avenue searching this building for pockets of fire that might remain and also still searching for what caused this fire. it's not career if it was weather--clear if it was weather related but it made it more challenging to fight. >> flames shot out of green point brooklyn as neighbors could only stand by and watch. the fdny says the fire started around 10:30:00 p.m. and moved quickly. >> it was fully involved when we arrived. it spread to the exposure 2 and
there was fire in three buildings. >> it took dozens of firefighters to finally put that fire out a task made even more challenging by frigid temperatures. >> over the last couple of days some of the coldest temperatures we've seen in new york city in the last 20 years. >> temperature at central park at negative one for the first time since 1980 setting a valentines day record. but while some tried their best not to let it stand in their way. >> i layer up. i'm wearing six layers. >> we've had a good winter. can't get bogged down by that. it's not a big deal. >> for others it was a very big deal like workers cleaning up at this brooks brothers store. a busted pipe sent a water fall onto the sidewalk. frozen pipes burst at a high school sending water pouring onto the steps and sidewalks and it's not clear how much damage was done inside. >> the department of sanitation
left after salting down this entire area which was basically a huge sheet of ice after all of that water the firefighters used to put it out. they do say in relation to this fire two minor civilan and two minor firefighter injuries but no one seriously hurt. live in green point brooklyn diane macedo cbs 2 news. now to a developing story assault allegations against former governor elliot spitzer who resigned after a sex scandal. >> a woman claims he attacked her and janelle burrell has more. >> mary the former governor finding himself in the headlines once again. this alleged attack happening inside one of the hotel rooms here at the plaza. this woman is claiming that they had a verbal altercation that turned physical. crime scene investigators parked across the street from the luxury plaza hotel sunday night. detectives working inside after
20s that former new york governor elliot spitzer physically assaulted her. the woman claims they had been friends for two years. sources tell cbs 2 the alleged altercation began saturday night because she was planning to return to her native russia. the woman claims the verbal argument then turned violent with spitzer allegedly pushing her and then putting his hands around her neck. a spokesperson for the former governor issuing a brief statement saying there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008 spitzer resigned as governor after being involved in a prostitution scandal. the woman in the most recent case was taken to an area hospital after attempting to cut her wrists and is still planning to return to russia. sources tell cbs 2 that woman is no longer cooperating with police. as for spitzer he himself has not yet commented on these
questioned by police and no charges have been filed. reporting live this morning from midtown janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> janelle thank you. breaking news a fire broke out in an apartment building in the bronx. the flames can be seen flying out of the building. jim smith is live in chopper 2 with breaking details. jim? >> mary we can see firefighters on the roof of the building happening along olive olmstead avenue in the bronx a short time ago and not only are there flames coming through the roof of the building but brief we were able to see flames coming out of the back of the building as well. firefighters are inside the building as well as up on the roof. in the three story building there's businesses on the ground floor two stories of apartments above that. no injuries have been reported the cause of the fire not known but a very active scene and firefighters still on the roof trying to get access to the fire and work on that situation.
smith cbs 2 news. >> can you tell us anything about evacuations going on at this time. >> mary we can see firefighters were going into the building at this point. we would have to believe that they evacuated the building itself and at this point making sure there's nobody left inside the building. you can see the firefighters coming out maneuvering the hoses. we do not know if there are further evacuations. it does seem to be contained to one building and no concerns about spreading but that is something we'll have to monitor. >> real quickly it looks like the flames lower left of the screen on the first floor as well as on the roof and front and back. any idea how many alarms this is at this point? >> at this point we do not know yet. as you mentioned there are things on fire closer to the ground level as well as fire burning up through the roof and
see the flames have erupted building. firefighters were up there trying to cut holes and they'll do that to help vent late and get access to the fire. >> jim thanks so much. you see you have a level of and women do. it's incredible to see how the roof. we'll continue to follow this story in the bronx that jim
we'll be right back after this. traffic and weather on the 2s john. >> let's have presidential fun. i wish i had more fun weather wise. number one, number three, number eight. it is cold for anthony. in 1903 the first teddy bear was made and named for teddy roos very teddy roosevelt because he spared a bear. adam says 9 but at least warmer air is on the way. you are going to see snow sooner than we will in the city. we've got changing situations with snow pushing in then changing over to sleet and freezing rain and rain overnight tonight mostly clear and 16 right now. in the city we've got 7 in ridge field 10 in madison 14 in
right at 0 in north vale. 6 in new. 36 your late day high finally changing over in the city. snow is going to breakup and fill in and you are going to see it change over. that's why the national weather service has extended the winder weather advisory all the way down state gets very busy this afternoon but not too busy right now right alex. >> unfortunately it is in queens. this will effect your ride. let's take a live look. an over turned vehicle blocking two lanes of the belt parkway between leopard's boulevard and crosby boulevard. delays back to the van wick. running parallel in that area but just a slow ride. subway changes for you due to a broken rail at 65th street and running express from jackson heights to queens plaza.
president's day and don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you very much. back to the breaking news we have been following the fire in an apartment building in the bronx those flames seen flying out of the building. jim smith is in chopper 2 with late breaking details. jim? >> mary we are over olmstead avenue in the bronx. do want to mention the highway itself is not being effected. a portion of olmstead avenue elevated. it was a two alarm fire. initial firefighters responded and called in extra men power and equipment. flames burning through the roof of the building which is three stories. there are businesses at the ground level as well as two floors of apartments above that. firefighters you can see going in through the window. a few minutes ago there were several on the roof. they have pulled back from the roof but at this point there are firefighters going inside the building at the ground
on the upper level window. no injuries have been reported. not known how many people were in the building but we believe everybody is out of the building and no word yet on any further evacuations in the neighboring buildings. it does not appear the fire is in danger of spreading at this point but that is something the fire department will have to monitor. a two alarm fire in the bronx. no injuries have been reported and keeping you updates on the situation as it unfolds. >> we'll get back to you shortly. nassau county executive has been targeted by a hacker and denies any involvement in a sexting schedule. >> i'm a victim here. i'm being hacked this is a lie and i will bring every legal action to catch this person and bring this to justice.
mangano defended himself to cbs 2 marcia kramer saying someone is out to get him and hacked his phone to send the texts. many of the messages were x rated. this is just one that claims to be from an ed mangano. >> i really just want you next to me nothing else just that. i miss being alone with you. i wanted to see you. >> tomorrow? i will let you know. i want you to blank my brains out even if it's in my car again. out. i'm blank. >> a tweet of one of the texts reportedly turned up on the women. county executives. he said his phone was hacked he says enabled someone to send the texts from his cell phone. >> these words did not come from me. it was not done on my phone. it could only be a hacker period. i'm a victim here.
will be turned over to the police. >> nassau county police say both the texts and tweets are being investigated and mangano did file a complaint about social media impersonation attempts against him. a public relations consultant reported being victimized by the spoof. that woman released a lengthy statement today saying in part to be clear the alleged text messages and tweets are false and never happened. i never communicated with the county executive via text message nor even have his cell phone number. both the nassau county executive and i have been maliciously attacked and have been victims of a terrible crime. >> we've requested an interview and we'll bring you more as it develops. a private plane was due to arrive in virginia this morning after a flight from west texas. he was found dead in his room
officials determined he died of natural causes. scalia's casket was driven to a home in virginia. president obama will nominate a successor in due time once the senate returns from a week long recess. it's now 6:19. up next lady gaga's personal tribute to the late david bowie. >> ending the next half hour saying i do in the extreme cold. the wedding ceremony held in times square yesterday outside. [car starting]
welcome to monday. we've got cold temperatures only 16 degrees but we do have something to warm us up tonight the grammy awards at 8:00. sugar is up for best pop duo group performance and watch the grammys tonight on cbs 2. >> time for traffic and weather on the 2s. the sugar song yu like is sugar hey honey honey. >> i do like that. >> not nominated this year. >> it isn't? it was robbed. nothing sweet about the weather outside your door right now but by tomorrow afternoon you are in the mid 50s so a lot of energy heading our way. the concern later today for a
to ice in the city right now dry. very dry air mass in fact. 16 with that wind feels like 7. feels like 6 in bronxville. we've got wind chills below zero. so we start off cold and dry but snow is approaching by the middle part of the day and parts of the afternoon commute seeing snow and overnight tonight there's the change over before a soaking rain on your tuesday. so yeah that the concern there an inch and a half of rain with no place to go you could see run off issues. >> thank you john. >> how about the commute. >> we had issues on the road now problems on the rail. subway changes due to a broken rail running express from jackson heights to queens plaza. better news in queens on the belt parkway the accident has been cleared out and delays are starting to ease as well. alternate side is suspended for president's day and be safe don't text and drive. back to you.
for philly in a crazy score at the nba all star game. >> the nba is in their all star break and last night was about kobe bryant honored with a standing ovation video tribute and fireworks for the 18th and final all star game for kobe finishing with ten points and left with a standing ovation. carmello anthony scored 13 173. the fighting began when the rangers and flyers. they have been fuming all week after their captain was con cussed on a cheap shot from philadelphia. it looked like a scene from slap shot. play. they've scored an nhl best 8
to be their only goal in a 1-0 win over the kings. have a good day. this morning's two talkers lady gaga remembers david bowie in her own special way. >> could it be an oscars prediction. >> there's nor speculation that leo dicaprio could be heading for his first best actor oscar win after london last night. >> and the leading actor goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> the star of revenant took top acting honors in london last night. he had been up for the award several times before. this was his first win and helped cement his status as a frontrunner for the male best actor oscar and also won best picture and prizes for sound. we've been saying it all along. he's out done himself. >> he's waited quite a long time. >> well deserved. >> he's been ripped off before.
>> so there will be plenty of musical tributes to look forward to tonight at the grammys on cbs but for one singer there's a way to pay a permanent respect and homage to the music icon david bowie who got a tattoo of her face from the cover of his album. she writes the image changed her life. >> a permanent way to remember him. >> i heard about the tattoo but didn't realize how big it was. >> not life size but right up there. >> thank you alex. 6:26 now. still ahead breaking news in an apartment building in the bronx. >> also in brooklyn firefighters working to contain flames as water quickly freezes in below freezing temperatures. plus a rare sight. skiers encounter a snow leopard on their trail. and rescued from a
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beautiful sunrise for monday february 15, president's day and below freezing temperatures but there is a warm up on the way. traffic and weather on the 2's in a moment. >> fire and ice. flames broke out about an hour ago in the union section of the bronx. >> and former governor elliot spitzer at the center of an assault allegation. a woman claims he choked her inside a midtown hotel. >> a fire has broken out in an apartment building in the bronx. jim smith has details. >> it's a three alarm fire along olmstead avenue in the bronx very close to the bronx expressway. the fire breaking out within the last hour at times heavy flames coming through the roof of the building as well as portions of the back and lower level of the building itself. much of the flames have been out but the fire department has
still pockets of flames on the lower level and portion of the back of the building there. at this point there are no injuries that have been reported. we believe the building has been evacuated not knowing where or how the fire started. again a three alarm fire along olm stead avenue in the bronx. no injuries have been reported. cbs 2 news. >> jim thank you. in brooklyn another fire now under control. >> the flames began in a three story building before spreading to neighboring buildings causing major damage. diane macedo joins us from green point. >> firefighters are still on the scene in green point making sure this fire is completely out and trying to uncover exactly what caused it. it started around 10:30:00 p.m. and we watched as flames were
and ended up effecting three different building. they are waiting to see whether or not it was related and more challenging to fight. in other parts of the city people tried to brave the temperatures but in some areas that was harder to do than others at a brooks brothers store in midtown where the pipes burst and created a water fall down the wall and a high school making a mess creating a big icy scene in front of the school. not sure how much damage was done inside. back here on diamond street in green point it's a similar scene. there's ice just about everywhere from all of the water the firefighters used to get the fire under control. they did bring in a salt truck and they are trying to make the condition safe but it's always a hazard. luckily no one was injured in the fire itself.
diane macedo cbs 2 news. >> let's get over to john. >> if there are any drainage issues if you have water hitting the roadways or sidewalks that too will ice over and the potential for snow giving way to ice and freezing rain later today and overnight. we'll talk about that change over in a bit but in the city right now still cold 16 wind like 7. wind chills 1 in hamptons. cold out there cold enough for snow but the atmosphere is too dry to support it now. that changes by the early afternoon. 32 at 3 but notice that warm up under way so you are going to see 36 by 9. already a change over. that's why there's more significant totals north and west where the cold air will linger longer. we'll talk about the mechanics of that change over and have the rest of your seven day forecast in the funny papers.
and out of yonkers or wherever you are headed with alex. >> due to a broken rail at 65 65th street manhattan bound e and r trains are running. the rest of the rails here so far so good but we do have changes. really no delays. metro north and past trains are running on a saturday schedule. weekend. major holiday schedule. expect extra transit during the morning and evening rush. no service east of the branch. use the montauk branch as an alternate. alternate side parking is suspended. meter rules in effect and be safe don't text and drive. the airport is on or close to schedule at all of them. chris and mary. >> okay allen thank you. the nypd is trying to figure out what happened between elliot spitzer and a woman on saturday night.
midtown. >> spitzer himself has yet to comment on the claims but a spokesperson for the former governor is denying those allegations this morning. claims that he assaulted that young woman inside one of the guest rooms here at the plaza. crime scene investigators parked across the street from the luxury plaza hotel sunday night. detectives working inside after allegations from a woman in her 20s that former new york governor elliot spitzer physically assaulted her. the woman claims she and spitzer had been friends for two years. sources tell cbs 2 that the alleged altercation began saturday night because she was planning to return to her native russia. the woman claims the verbal argument then turned violent with spitzer allegedly pushing her and then putting his hands around her neck. a spokesperson for the former governor issuing a brief statement saying there is no truth to the allegation.
governor after being involved in a prostitution scandal. sources say the woman in this most recent case was taken to an area hospital after attempting to cut her wrists. she is still planning to return to russia. >> and sources tell cbs 2 that the alleged victim is no longer cooperating with police. spitzer has not been questioned by the nypd and no channels have been filed. reporting live this morning from midtown janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> thank you. a new jersey woman and long island man are among two people killed on a highway over the weekend. 46-year-old and 50-year-old of were pronounced dead at the scene. it happened saturday morning about 75 miles north of philadelphia. dozens were injured after the massive chain reaction crash. investigators believe passing snow squalls and white out
78 that left trucks and cars scattered across three lanes. from fire to ice a philadelphia business that sight. the water froze in the same brutally cold temperatures over the weekend as firefighters tried to put out the blaze an at an auto body shop. high winds also made it a difficult fight. an airplane had to return to the airport after a laser pointer hit the plane just a few minutes after it departed heath row. it returned as a precaution and an investigation is under way. new this morning a former israeli prime minister is behind bars and arrived at the prison where he'll serve 19 months for bribery and justice. the case dates to when he was the mayor of jerusalem years boyfriend 2006. he is the first israeli prime minister to serve prison time.
the body of scalia. he was found dead in his home in a west texas resort saturday. the county judge died of natural causes and no autopsy was necessary. his casket was driven from a funeral home to el paso gray the flight to virginia. president obama will nominate a successor in due time. coming up next a surprising trend in books. also people stuck high above the ground see a rescue of skiers trapped on a tram. >> and we check in with some of the dogs saved from a nightmare in a new jersey home.
later in life next. when heartburn hits fight back fast tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue and neutralizes stomach acid at the source tum, tum, tum, tum smoothies! only from tums and we are following breaking news. a fire broke out in an apartment building in the bronx. we've been following this story throughout the morning and jim smith has the latest from chopper 2. >> the fire broke out about an hour ago and while not officially under control it does appear the fire is knocked down and getting it under control at this point. it happened along olmstead avenue near the bronx expressway no word on the cause and no injuries reported. live in chopper 2 jim smith cbs 2 news. >> thank you very much for the update. a new jersey man is behind bars charged with a double murder.
burg is accused in the beating death of an elderly man and woman. police say they found the bodies in his home after he called 911 from a walmart parking lot. he was covered in blood and a baseball bat found in the home believed to be the murder weapon. despite the popularity of ebooks sales of hard copies are on the rise. bookstore sales rose from $10.9 billion to $11.2 billion the first time year-over-year increase for the industry has occurred since 2007. publishers weekly first reported the figures and saw a decline as print sales went up. >> nothing like a good book. >> people like to read. >> i like to read the funnies every sunday and denise of yonkers, new york. her cat made heath clips because her cat is taking over her guitar case. look at that. that's why.
so sunday it was freezing. today not so pleasing because we've got some messy weather in and tonight. in the city now relatively quiet. the air mass is very dry. the air is very cold. 16 feels like 7. right now it feels like 0. some sub zero wind chill too. county as well. so here's the deal. it's quiet now. that snow you see on the vortex a composite radar that evaporates before it hits the ground. that's not going to be the case later today. it moves up and we tap into the moisture. that's why we are anticipating now before the rain a coating to an inch maybe more in through parts of the bronx and less in queens and the south shore and ocean county mainly rain but north and west where the cold air lingers you are going to see the 3 to 6. the problem is the element of ice as well a trace to maybe a
it takes. here's what's happening where the air is cold enough it's all snow then you see it change to sleet where it actually is falling ice. but then as it warms up a little bit aloft it melts and then freezes on contact. and then by tuesday it's all rain because you go from two to on tuesday. do watch out for messy conditions this afternoon. we've been saying this all morning long. thankfully it's a holiday. still a little busy this morning right alex? >> right john and it continues on the rail. subway changes due to a problem with mechanical problems. northbound trains running from atlantic avenue barclays center also 2 trains are running on the 5 line from franklin avenue to 149th street grand concourse. also a broken rail in manhattan
to run express from jackson heights roosevelt avenue to queens plaza. a live look moving well no issues and delay free at the holland and george washington bridge as well. alternate side parking suspended meter rules in effect and be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> senator charles schumer is calling on the white house to reconsider the proposal to cut funding of counter-terrorism programs. >> this is a huge mistake and it will not stand. the president in general has been good on terror funding but this year the bureaucrats got through a very serious mistake that must, must, must be reversed. >> schumer says the move would slash funding from $600 million to $300 million to help cities prevent respond to and recover from attacks. the money is crucial for new for counter-terrorism programs.
crews rescued 48 people from two tram cars getting stuck 40 feet off the ground in sub zero temperatures. passengers were lowered to the ground one by one. many staid was frightening but no injuries were reported. a video encounter with a snow leopard in india showing a leopard huddling in the snow before bounding away. they are endangered and weigh up to 165-pounds and can kill prey up to four times their weight. the skier says the leopard let out a roar before heading down the slope. >> keep on moving. >> keep going. >> and in northern new jersey people say they were fort lauderdaleed by hundreds of phone calls wanting to adopt dogs rescued from a hoarding situation. >> we tracked down one of the adopted dogs and have more. >> bear is a sweet and playful
ago was rescued from this north bergen home. more than 50 animals were found inside the house with no heat and in filthy living conditions. a dead dog and several cats were also discovered. debbie bear's new owner remembers seeing images from the day the animals were rescued. >> i saw people carrying out the dogs and some of them were so young and to think that no one was really caring for them frightened. i say like almost 50 or 60 dogs in need and i thought one of those puppies needs us. >> her and her husband reached out to a shelter that took in the rescues and found bear. >> he was so scared they had to carry him out. he wouldn't walk on a leash. >> he's since become a part of the family and has new friends. >> bear with able to find a loving and happy home but there are still other dogs that are
these three are some of the dogs that were most skiddish when they were first rescued and can be found in oak ridge, new jersey. other dogs can be adopted from the burgen animal refuge in oakland. in bergen county valerie castro cbs 2 news. >> bear is a healthy barker too. >> so cute. and the man accused of hoarding the animals has not been found by police. >> dogs are really beautiful though. time now 6:48. still ahead the interesting findings between sleep and diabetes that effects genders differently. >> also love on valentines day. we'll show you some special celebrations. >> but first a sports update. >> one game in the area today the islanders hosting the red wings. last night the rangers and devils both won and the nba all
at the cross roads of the world but two couples got cold feet and canceled. not katie and jordan. they refused to let it postpone their big day. >> i wanted to wear a wedding dress of course but i want to be warm. if this isn't love i don't know what is. >> and these new babies were feeling the love after getting dressed up at pennsylvania washington hospital yesterday part of the little hat big heart program for american heart month. >> precious. 6:52. let's get over to john elliot with snow on the way. >> yeah but those couples are always going to have a great story. it was so cold and we have been thawing out ever since. you said it it's a corn copa of precipitation types with snow giving way to sleet freezing rain and rain. it's cold enough for snow with
10 in summit, 6 in scarsdale three in sparta. the air is just too dry to support snow. middle part of the day we see snow and it ultimately turns to rain because tomorrow we are shooting for 55. and tomorrow again a full day commute wise it's a little lighter today though right. >> you are right john as you make your way on the roads and rails minor changes for you we have a water main break with two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound. no major delays through the area just know it is out there. also subway changes due to a broken rail at 65th street. e and r trains are running express from jacksonville heights to queens plaza. all clear outside a live look to the toll plaza. typically stand still traffic. that's the case here. alternate side parking is suspended today for president's day. those meter rules are still in effect and don't text and drive. back to you. >> allen thank you.
enough sheep are at high-risk of diabetes. >> slow wave is a stage of sleep that helps people restore memories and recover after sleep deprivation. that increases the risk of type two diabetes but the same did not hold true for teenage girls. >> time to check in with norah and charlie with a preview of cbs this morning. good morning. >> as well as the fight over who may replace him. plus my conversations with the justice scalia's thoughts on his legacy and what he thought should be asked of a nominee to the court. >> and attorney david is here arguing major cases in front of justice scalia including bush versus gore. >> and anthony mason is inside staples center with what to expect on cbs. all that and the news is back in the morning. we'll see you with it in a few minutes. >> see you then.
been battling a blaze in an apartment complex in the union port section not far from the cross bronx expressway. the building was evacuated and no injuries reported. a raging fire at a three story building in brooklyn is now under control but not before spreading to two other buildings. it began in the greenpoint section at about 10:30 and took three hours to contain. police investigating a allegation against elliot spitzer. a spoke man for spitzer resigned it. he resigned as governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal. and of course today is president's day. children have the day off of school and post offices are close and and most banks closed and transportation systems are working on reduced schedules today. >> let's go to alex denis for a final look at traffic.
two lanes blocked as you make your way on route 17 southbound. no major delays. a live look at this hudson crossing atypical. your delay not only here but the tunnel as well. alternate side suspended today. meteor rules in effect and don't text and drive. >> relatively quiet conditions but uncomfortably cold. gear up for that. and then on president's day changes this afternoon clouds then snow then it's a mixed up mess. overnight tonight snow with some rain then sleet and freezing rain in between so watch out for that. then very mild tomorrow. don't forget you are looking at an inch to two inches of rain tomorrow. localized flooding on your tuesday and then clean things up by wednesday afternoon. pay attention to changing weather over the next few hours. back to you guys.
another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. coming next cbs this morning. have a great monday. welcome to "cbs this morning." the supreme court loses a conservative titan. justice antonin scalia's death has a battle over his replacement. >> trumpdonald trump has a commanding lead in north carolina but jeb bush's brother expects to hit the campaign trail today. >> and what we expect to see tonight at the grammy awards. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> simply, i cannot think what i