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it's 4:30. 37 degrees on this wednesday, february 17th. it will be a cooler day today, but it will stay dry, then we're back in the 50s for the weekend. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 this morning. traffic and weather in a moment. first, starting today, with new york a terror target, officials fighting back against a proposed cut in anti-terror funding. >> this is part of the new proposed budget. janelle burrell joins us live from police headquarters in lower manhattan this morning. janelle? >> reporter: we're talking about tens of millions of dollars that's used for counterterrorism programs and some lawmakers are describing this proposal as a punch in the gut against terror funding. >> this was a huge mistake and
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schumer taking aim at the white house, slamming the president's proposal to cut funding for counterterrorism for new york and other cities, gutting the current $600 million budget. >> it's been slashed nearly in half to 330 $330 million and this couldn't come at a worse time. as terror threats are increasing, as the danger from isis increases, as we hear about loan wolves from one end of the country to the other. >> reporter: schumer will be joined by the mayor and police and fire commissioners later this morning, calling on the white house to reconsider the proposal for 2017. they say the urban area initiative helps with training attacks for police and firefighters. it also helps fund extra patrols. they say the money is neithered to ensure the same -- needed to ensure the same level of security is maintained. >> the president in general
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and we're here to tell the bher -- bureaucrats in washington this will not stand. go back to the drawing board. >> reporter: the meeting with city leaders and senator schumer set to happen here later this morning at police headquarters. as for the budget proposal, it will likely be voted on sometime in april. reporting live this morning outside of 1 police plaza, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. 4:32 now. time for a first check of traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning. >> what a difference a day will make. we have clouds to start, snow off in the atmosphere, but a quieter day waiting for you. it will be cooler. it's colder now. 37 out the door. wind at 9 to 17. as for the forecast, the wind helped to dry out sidewalks, driveways, roadways. it's nice and dry.
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of icing in drainage areas. we see a relatively quiet pattern today and tomorrow. numbers are going to be lower. with the breeze, about 32 at 8:00. lunchtime, 43. still hanging on to the 30s feel. 45 is the high today. that's technically still in the win column, a little above normal. we're all in the win column when alex is here. oh, john, thanks. good morning, everyone. john said it best. overall, it's a dry ride, but we have flooding concerns where we have drainage issues. that's the case here in white blaine. the bronx river parkway remains closed in both directions between exits 21 and 22 because of lingering ponding in the area. the rest of the news, construction. ban bridge closed in both directions until 5:00. same in jersey city. the covered roadway closed between jersey and tunley avenues. the northbound side of the new jersey turnpike, truck lanes are shut for construction. that's from the split all the way up to exit 14 until 5:00.
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alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. more on the damage after the storm. 4,000 customers across the tri- state are without power this morning. as of the height of the storm, nearly 35,000 customers were in the dark. crews cleared downed power lines across several roads. one tree came through a roof. no one was inside when it happened, but the 9-month-old boy's room was muddled with branches and debris. >> the roof line is messed up with the ceiling and, you know, everything else. you know, not much water damage, but a lot of broken parts and stuff like that. >> in midtown, two women were hurt when a gust of wind blew a glass table off a balcony on the upper west side at 96th and broadway. bricks crumbled to the sidewalk. no one was hurt. the suspect wanted for a violent attack on a mta bus
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has been talking to police overnight. the man surrendered yesterday evening accompanied by his mother and the family pastor. they say he suffers from mental illness and autism. the mother says she warned the bus driver her son was experiencing an outburst and asked to be off the bus before things escalated. another slashening the city. a cabdriver attacked in washington heights. the cabbie has a band on from his ear to his chin after receiving 60 stitches. he says he was slashed after arguing with a passenger who refused to pay him. the head of the taxi driver's group says all cabies should think safety first. >> i always tell the drivers, if the guy doesn't want to pay you, just leave. you know, don't argue back, don't fight back. it's not worth it. he could have taken your life. >> police tracked down the passenger, 47-year-old lannon road. he was arrested and charged with assault. police say an officer was
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responding to a domestic violence call. the officer shot 51-year-old christopher andrews who was reportedly attacking his wife and children. police say the 13-year-old daughter called 911 yesterday morning. the responding officer was confronted by andrews holding a knife. >> the father was told to stop, he kept on advancing with something in his hand, would not comply with the officer, would not listen. he kept coming, kept coming. the officer had no option but to use deadly force. >> police say andrew's wife and three children were beaten and stabbed. the conditions range from serious to critical. a former miss new jersey is hospitalized after being critically injured in a car accident. a car driven by 24-year-old karen mccullough, crowned in 2013, spun off a road monday night hitting trees. investigators say she appeared to be driving too fast on the wet road. they don't think drugs or alcohol were a factor. she is an anchor on snj today,
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new developments in the san bernardino mass shooting investigation. apple is appealing. a u.s. magistrate's order to help unlock the gunman's iphone. apple says this step threatens customer security. the company designed the phone to automatically erase information after too many failed attempts to break the code. he said they have provided the fbi with data in its possession, but will not develop a back door for its software. three months after terrorists stormed a concert hall in paris, the california rock band continued to finish the concert that it started. the band's tribute concert was packed with fans that survived the deadly attack back in november. the venue was among seven locations throughout the city targeted. in total, 130 people were killed. during yesterday's concert, people had to go through three bag and body searches before entering the hall.
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three days before the critical south carolina republican primary, donald trump's numbers are slipping. during a depatients he attacked george w. bush. a new poll out shows trump getting 38 percent of the vote in south carolina, but the portion of the survey conducted before the debate put him at 40 percent. in the portion done after, he slipped to 31 percent. for the democrats, hillary clinton is beating bernie sanders by 18 percent. president obama says republicans have no constitutional grounds to refuse to vote on a supreme court nominee. he's preparing to nominate a replace for scalia. republicans want the next president to make the pick. president obama says he will nominate someone with an outstanding legal mind and says it's the senate's responsibility to vote. >> i intend to do my job between now and january 20th of 2017.
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>> justice scalia's chair is draped in black. the funeral is set for saturday. it's going to be a busy day today for one four-legged friend who's going to be the toast of the town. >> the best in show dog tonight for 2016 is the german short hair pointer. >> c.j. is the top dog at this year's westminster kennel club dog show at madison square garden. there were 199 breeds and varieties and he collared the top prize, best in show. and fine lunch today. >> rumor, the german shepard was the one everyone thought was -- >> was going to be the top dog. >> yes. >> not this year. >> way to go, c.j.. still to come, the pope scolds a crowd in mexico. what happened to anger the normal jovial holy father. and a new jersey couple accused of taking in thousands of dollars in a veteran charity scam.
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and amazing images of a tornado as it touched down in south florida. reaction from the people who lived through the wild weather. it was the same line that brought us the severe thunderstorms and the flooding yesterday. today, totally different story. it's a quieter day. 50s are history, but -- 50s are history, but not for long. we are going to play ball and
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it was basically like the "twister" movie. >> cleanup continues after tornados struck south florida in the middle of rush hour yesterday morning. one ripped across busy i-95 in miami at a horse farm. giant trailers were tossed around like toys in the area there. 4:42. traffic and weather, john? >> yes, the same system that brought in the heavy rain later in the afternoon for us, it caused so many headaches. we'll have a look at the rain
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let's check out some good, old, reliable weather watchers. good morning to jean. 37 in north plainfield. and thanks for reminding us that today is, in fact, national random acts of kindness day. just celebrate by doing one. 36 degrees, but can you believe it? is it true? pitchers and catchers show up for the mets today. how about that? doesn't that make you feel a little bit better? like the handy photography work there and a request here. we're not -- we certainly are happy to do that. sheri has 36 in little falls and wants to know about the rain yesterday. let's dive in and talk about stats from yesterday. central park, 1.28. the problem was, it was a fast 1.28. that's why when driving up the west side highway it was like lake west side. in wayne yesterday it was coming around the jug handles. laguardia, well over an inch.
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and out there, that's the airport on passaic point. 9.8. that's concert with the winds that hit 60 miles an hour for the jersey shore. atlantic beach, 54. it was a challenging day. so much quieter today. the wind helped dry out most surfaces, that's a blessing out the door. some of the secondary and tertiary roads, as well. winds out of the southwest at 17. it's a cooler breeze. 28 in monticello. 29 in the hamptons. other stations in the 30, but that's on average, about 5 degrees colder than it was. more pronounced for parts of long island and with the wind, we have wind chills in the 20s. so, you know, i would worry if you're on a -- in a hilly area with drainage issues. there could be a little bit of icing, but not much. not a lot of reports of that. and the numbers today will be above normal.
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below eyour records. little feature in the atmosphere, not getting reports of any problems with that. relatively quiet today. show you what's going on this afternoon. could see a flurry north and west, but that's about it. and then it's nice and quiet for your thursday. watch for increasing clouds on friday, but then get ready, right now, weekend looks pretty good. numbers back above normal. starting with clouds but then the low to mid-50s for your saturday and sunday. all right, quarter to 5:00. you've got places to go. alex? >> let's look outside. we have guardrail repairs under way following an accident in the area from yesterday. left lane is blocked on route 4 approaching the george washington bridge. this is a busy area, delay-free now, we'll let you know if it changes. in morristown, route 202 detoured at washington street because of a downed pole and wires there. and construction has the covered roadway closeed in both
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on the northbound side of the new jersey turnpike and the truck lanes, closed for construction from the split to exit 14 until 5:00. that's another 10, 15, maybe 20 minutes mr.. stick with the car lanes to navigate around this. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. stories this morning. the pope shows a rare side of anger during his trip to mexico. a crowd tugged his arms, causing him to fall on a man in a wheelchair. the pontiff yelled "don't be selfish." . the fda is recommending u.s. blood banks refuse blood from people who traveled to countries in the past four weeks where zika virus is active. they say four weeks is enough time to leave the person's system. it's meant to protect the blood supply from the virus. officials from the u.s. and cuba signed an agreement to re-establish scheduled air services between time-out
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u.s. carriers have 15 days to submit applications to the department of transportation for routes they'd like to fly. a fierce bidding war is expected. on the moneywatch this morning, stock futures are higher this morning after the markets rose on tuesday. strong corporate results and better news from china on lending gave the stocks a boost. adt will be purchased by apollo global management for $6.9 million. the board approved the acquisition and is expected to close the deal by june. the shares of the company jumped by 50 percent. a married couple is accused of ripping off shoppers in passaic county. the pair pretended to be part of a veterans charity. >> investigators were tipped off by the president of the actual charity. alice gainer has the story. >> reporter: ironically, a sticker on the door of jan and steven tom's door reads help hospitalized veterans.
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anything but. >> it's probably one of the lower things that i've seen, you know, come on. the guys and girls are serving the country. >> reporter: they were arrested after police say they falsely imperson aide the adopt a soldier platoon charity. police say the pictures show the duo presenting false documents to appear to be part of the organization. they set up a table outside of the supermarket and collected money from shoppers. >> a large amount. we don't know what it was because it's probably a busy day. >> the couple was released on summons complaints and will have a later court date. >> no one appeared home at their address in this trailer park in mahwah. a next door neighbor says she knows they rent the place, but doesn't know them well. stop and shop customers in wayne are outraged. >> that's disgusting. >> it's deplorable. >> very disrespectful and to take advantage of people. >> wayne police tell me that other local police departments in neighboring areas are looking into whether or not
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their towns, as well. many tell us they'll think twice about donating to future khairts charities set up outside a shopping center. >> like salvation army, when they're here at christmastime, i give to them. >> otherwise you're not? >> no, i'm leary. >> it will make me think before giving, which is sad because so many people are willing to give. >> some apparently just willing to take. in wayne, alice gainer, cbs 2 news. stop and shop has not gotten back to its charity adopt a soldier platoon of new jersey says if the allegations are true, these people have shown a total lack of moral fiber and character in a way we find despicable. instead of serving our country, they're serve stealing from the very people who work hard to support us. 4:49. still to come, known for two very different roles, this morning, we remember actor george gaines. and look who's on the phone, steven colbert and
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we'll be right back. you could be right. >> you've been had, sister. [ laughter ] >> george gaines, who played the grouchy foster parent in" punky brewster" has died. he -- also played in several "police academy" films. he was 98 years old. time is now 4:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get over to john. >> you see the old clips. it's like, oh, that's -- awwww, god bless him. in the city now, 37. that's colder because of the northwest wind. there's a change. it's the 20s and 30s out the door. not the 40s and 50s that we saw yesterday, but it's a quieter day today. a chilled beauty on tap for tomorrow. a chilled beauty. and then the 50s are going to
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weekend. i'm not talking big fins. i'm talking temperatures. we will have that in a bit. maybe you're driving big fins. let's get you on your way with alex. >> thanks, john. good morning, everyone. changes beginning here in morristown. route 202 is closed and detoured in both directions at washington street due to a downed pole and wire reported there. and in jersey city, the covered roadway closed in both directions for roadwork between jersey and tunley avenues. stick with the car lanes instead. alternate side is in effect citywide and do be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the struggle to have a baby can take a huge emotional, physical and financial toll on many couples. because of that, grewing number of women are taking a dangerous shortcut to save money on fertility medications and buying them online, even though they're prescribed to someone else, risking their health as they do whatever they can to make their dream a reality. >> i've done everything i was
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you work hard, you go to school, you get a good job. you find a good man, you have the babies and there's no babies. my clock is ticking. >> cbs 2 investigates this dangerous sale. watch tonight at 11:00. in our next half hour, new concerns about the drinking water in some long island communities. also this morning, he was filming the scene for a movie. now a new jersey actor is facing real prison time. he was placed under arrest and charged. and steven colbert has advice for donald trump.
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morning." utmose. shorthaired. meanwhile, on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders -- >> trump, trump. trump, trump. >> hello, who is this? >> this is donald trump. hello, stevenen. >> donald trump, let's talk
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your potty mouth of the i've got a suggestion, why don't you have a swear jar. every time you say a bad word, you put a billion dollars in it! [ laughter ] >> okay? >> stephen colbert noted how often donald trump calls in to talk on news shows and offered to do the same on his special trump phone with the opening of his show last night. >> did he start the jar? i'm wondering. >> i'm liking the ringtone on the phone there, trump, trump! >> how we doing with today, john? >> not as much as a hair- raising day today, it will be quieter, cooler, a nice day today and tomorrow. going to the george washington bridge, we have construction on route 4 that may impede your drive. that's coming up. 4:57. still ahead, the tweet from jeb bush that generated instant responses, both positive and negative. and this morning, another
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lirr customers fed up with late trains. the social media effort aimed at keeping trains on time. and best in show. we learn more about the german shorthaired pointer who took the top prize at the garden last night. and ditching the wallet for the smart phone. using new technology for more than just paying bills online.
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it is 5:00. 37 degrees on this wednesday, february 17th. the rain just moved out, as well as the unseasonably warm temperatures. >> but some communities are still dealing with the damage. one home in englewood needs repairs after a tree fell onto it. and other parts cleaning up after severe flooding. traffic and weather coming up in a moment it's first, good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for joining us. first up, a push to restore anti-terror nypd have been cut from the president's budget. >> city and state officials say they're vital to keeping the city safe. janelle burrell joins us live from police headquarters in lower manhattan with more. janelle? >> reporter: well, chris, city leaders say the potential cuts could cripple new york's counterterrorism efforts. this proposal would cut the terror budget by tens of millions of dollars. .
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it will not stand. >> reporter: senator charles schumer taking aim at white house, slamming the president's proposal to cut funding for counterterrorism for new york and other cities. gutting its current $600 million budget. >> it's been slashed nearly in half to $330 million. worse time. as terror threats are increasing, as the danger from isis increases. as we hear about loan wolves from one end of the country to the other. . >> reporter: schumer will be joined by mayor de blasio and the city's police and fire commissioners later this morning, calling on the white house to reconsider the proposal for 2017. they say the urban area security initiative helps cities prepare for terror attacks with training for police and firefighters. it also helps fund extra patrols at area transit hubs and waterways. they say the money is needed to ensure the same level of security is maintained. >> the president in general
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and we're here to tell the bureaucrats in washington who picked up the machete and made this cut, it shall not stand. go back to the drawing board. >> reporter: now, congress will likely vote on this proposal sometime in april. as for the meeting with the mayor and other city leaders, that's scheduled to take place here at police headquarters later this morning. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle. 5:02. now to traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> thank you, mary. hi, everybody. yesterday, challenging, difficult. today, you get to catch a break. it's cooler today and tomorrow, but relatively quiet. a few clouds overhead to start and then we see sun and numbers still a wee bit above normal this afternoon. 37. winds variable at 5. predominant wind out of the northwest. there's a cooler feel in the air. this is an interesting radar, picking up the snow aloft, not getting reports of it making it to the ground. dew points are very low. a lot lower than they were this
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your day today, hour by hour, you're looking at 43 at lunchtime in the city. 45 your high. feels like the upper 30s. none of that brutal cold air that we dealt with over the weekend. numbers close to what you'd expect this time of the year. and as you can expect, there are delays this time of day, right, alex? >> yes, john. making your way here in morristown, we have an alert. it's route 202 closed and detoured in both directions currently at washington street due to a downed pole and wires following an earlier accident in the area. and the ride to the george washington bridge, happy to say that everything's just cleared out. we had a lane blocked on route 4 eastbound and fort lee following repair work that was under way. you have a smooth ride. don't worry about it. delay-free at the george washington bridge, it's a similar story at the lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel, as well. alternate side is in effect citywide and do be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. the suspect wanted for a
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driver in brooklyn was being questioned after surrendering to police last night. 29-year-old thutmose scott clarke was accompanied by his mother and the family's pastor. they say clarke suffers from mental illness and autism and it led to the attack last month that was caught on camera. clarke's mother says she warned the bus driver that her son was experiencing an outburst. >> i announced to the bus driver that my son had some mental illness issues. please let us off the bus. >> the mother says the son also asked to get off the bus, then the situation escalated. clarke is being questioned at a police station. and frustrated lirr riders have a new way to complain. >> it's the hashtag, #wedeservebetter on twitter. andrea grymes is live with more. andrea? >> reporter: trains are running on or close to schedule right now. actually, one is passing me by
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but as you mentioned, some people are ramping up -- there we go. some people are ramping up their efforts on twitter to make changes, including the hashtag #wedeservebetter. weather-related signal problems delayed several trains during yesterday's strong winds and rain. last friday night, riders encountered problems because only three of the four east river tunnels were operational. many riders say this is all something they're used to. >> the trains always delayed. i never been on a train that's like on time. >> some riders are using the #wedeservebetterhashtagontwitter . thisridertweeted governor como, saying... 1 >> reporter: more have come in since the original story last
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>> reporter: yesterday, the mta sent us a statement touting a 90 90 percent satisfaction rate. room for improvement and highlighted the progress to come. governor cuomo's administration focused on the funding project and referred us to statements like this one from january, where cuomo said commutes for long islanders are out of control. >> either you get ahead of that problem, or that problem is going to consume you. >> cuomo is pushing for a third track stretching between floral park and hicksville, which could take years. commuter michelle has tweeted the railroad before. >> it's pretty effective. if they don't answer me, they answer someone else. i can see it and be like, okay, that's what's going on. >> reporter: some believe the mta is doing the best it can. >> it's doing pretty good. i think.
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since the blizzard. >> reporter: tweeting the railroad is nothing new. many tweet them on a daily basis, wondering about delayed trains. what the hashtag is trying to do is to bring more permanent change to really stop these delays from happening on a regular basis. reporting live in mineola, long island, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, andrea. campaign 2016. new polling shows donald trump in the lead before the south carolina republican primary. he's getting 38 percent of the vote, but the portion of the survey conducted before last saturday's debate placed him at 40 percent. and after he slipped to 31 percent. for the democrats, the polls show hillary clinton beating bernie sanders by 18 percent. don champion has the latest on the presidential campaign. >> reporter: donald trump took aim at president obama in south carolina tuesday night, moments after the commander-in-chief said this --
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trump will not be president and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> trump commands a double- digit lead in the palmetto state. yesterday, he and marco rubio barbed ted cruz for being dishonest. >> he lies about everything. >> didn't tell the truth about ben carson in iowa. >> reporter: the texas senator fired back. >> they don't respond on substance. they just scream liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: on the democratic side, hillary clinton is trying to maintain a lead in south carolina. tuesday, she and bernie sanders cornered minority voters. >> it's not enough to break up the banks. you need a plan to address the underinvestment and neglect. >> we need to provide substantial help to hbcus that have done a great job.
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a week from this saturday. don champion, cbs news. well, jeb bush is catching flack for posting this on twitter. an image of a gun with his name engraved on it, captioned by "america." he says he received the gun at a gun manufacturing plant in south carolina, but has been largely mocked for the post on social media. a recall to come from whole foods that warns about a deadly case of food poisoning. as an actor, you go ethere, supposed to do what you supposed to do and you leave. >> but in this case, a new jersey actor was taken from the set to a jail cell. why what he arrested and is now -- why he was arrested and is facing several years in prison. neither rain, nor sleet or wild turkeys.
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hey, it's 5:12. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. what do we got here? 37 degrees? >> yep, it's cooler. >> not too bad. yeah. >> i check in with dave stewart every morning. we were talking about the sideways rain yesterday. i mean it was crazy in the afternoon. >> it was. >> caused all kinds of problems with flooding. today, i mean so much of that is out of here. it has subsided. you're in better shape, a few lingering problems alex has to talk about. and then, get ready for a pretty seasonal afternoon.
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giving way to some nice midweek sun. cloudy and 37 now in the city, winds variable at 5. relative humidity at 64 percent. numbers around the area, well, let's go out to airan point. 37. 36 in commack. 33 for the jersey shore, where the winds hit 60 miles per hour for gusts yesterday. 36 in morristown. 35 in sussex. bigger view, do want to show you over on the lakes, it's quite a bit colder. in fact, we tap into some of that tomorrow. our high tomorrow, pretty close to where we are now. it's going to be a cooler thursday before the numbers bounce back. in fact, when you factor in the wind, the wind chill in the city now is 33. some readings in the 20s for real feel. so, you know, you step outside, you're going to feel it. it's a little chilly as we cool off today. clouds then sun. then tomorrow, brisk, it will be breezy, it will be bright. it will be beautiful, it will be colder. we'll be back below normal,
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that's it. and then into friday, friday's kind of an interesting day. we've got nice conditions to start, then increasing clouds during the day. some of the models hinting at a little bit of rain, but temperatures are just cool enough where you could see a little bit of ice, it would be in the form of sleet. potentially overnight friday into saturday. so we'll leave the chance for early drops in the mix on saturday. but look at the numbers, back above normal in a nice way. what a difference from last weekend. 53 and then 52, still mild on sunday. today, nice and quiet. could see a late-day snow shower well north and west. that's sullivan, ulster, maybe orange county, then the cooler thursday and then the bounce back as we get ready for a nice weekend coming up with readings in the low 50s. yeah, there are leftover problems from yesterday, new ones from dade, right, alex? >> yes, john. we begin in morristown.
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detoured in both directions at washington street because of a dowd pole and wires. and in queens, grand central parkway moving well past laguardia past the l.i.e., westbound to the jfk triborough bridge. mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. alternate side is in effect citywide. and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. mary and csu, back to you. >> thank you, alex. from landing an acting role to landing behind bars. the man was playing an armed bodyguard when things got too real. >> he was surrounded by real police officers and then under arrest. meg baker has the story. >> reporter: new jersey abilitior and comedian carlo bellario can't find humor in his current situation. he's facing five-plus years in prison for using what he thought was a prop gun while filming in middlesex county. >> i'm waiting for ashton kutcher to jump out as a
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>> reporter: he's been an extra in cbs shows before. but he says this last gig with epics productions was anything but professional. he was cast as a bodyguard in a simulated car chase with guns, shot here in woodbridge. >> held my hand out. i didn't fire anything, they were going to dub in the sound. >> reporter: he says the scene inside the car took no more than 5 minutes, but neighbors who had no idea what were going on were frightened and called police. >> we get back, we're surrounded by cop cars. apparently neighbors and residents saw this and called the cops and rightly so. >> what he arrested on the spot, spent four nights in jail and was released on $10,000 bail. the production company did not have a permit to shoot the film or for the air soft pellet gun he was holding. >> george clooney doesn't show up on the set and say, do you have your permits today? it's not done. as an actor, you go, do what you're supposed to do and leave.
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system treats him fairly. >> you never know who is actually in the car, you know? i mean it was unfortunate it was the actor. they should actually release him. >> he says the ironic part is he took this role for no money and now it's costing him big time. in woodbridge, new jersey, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> the middlesex county prosecutor's office says it has the case and is evaluating the evidence. the production company did not respond to our request for comment. water worries on long island over industrial composting facilities. the suffolk county health administration studied heavy metals, ammonia and arsenic leaking into groundwater. 40,000 families drink from private wells. there's concern there could be at risk. >> composting was thought to be wholesome and on a backyard scale, it is. facilities. >> the authors of the study
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mulch facilities. mulch facilities. they're considering new rules. the suffolk water authority says their wells are so sleep deep, the leaching materials aren't a concern for the public water supply. whole foods is recalling a specialty cheese. they say the pecorino cheese may be contaminated with listeria. the cheese has dates of march march 3rd to the 8th. it was also sold at a west pam beach whole foods story. and hearing from another winner of last month's $1.5 billion powerball jackpot. three winning tickets were sold, one at a public supermarket in florida. a tennessee couple claimed their prize two days after the drawing. they took a lump sum payment. a third winning ticket was sold in california. the winner there hasn't come forward. that's a big check. >> i almost forgot about that big jackpot. a display of affection
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live look wednesday morning. hello, lady liberty. 37 degrees at 5:21.
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have landed vanessa hugens and her boyfriend in trouble. she posted a photo on instagram of a rare red rock at a national forest in california. it was carved with her name and austin's name and a heart. the photo has since been removed, but it's against federal law to deface natural surfaces on federal property. they face a fine of 5 thousand $5,000 and six months in jail. that's what you get for facebooking that. >> don't mess with the red rocks. 5:22. traffic and weather on the 2s. let's go to john elliot. >> they signed the declaration of independence with hearts, you know, just trying to have fun. in the city now, 37. but let's throw in the wind. it's light and variable, but 20s. so, i mean, it's a lot cooler out the door. cold in katonah, feels like 29. 23 in kingston. 31 there in wayne. quogue foals like 29.
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upper 30s to mid-40s. the city is warmer at 45. we've been all over the place from monday to yesterday to today. to a little dip for your thursday. but pretty quiet through the end of the week. not so quiet on the roadways, alex? we have changes for you going here in the bronx. there's an accident blocking a lane on the ramp from the major deegan to the westbound cross bronx. no delays now. we will let you know if that changes. in morristown, route 202 is closed and detoured in both directions at washington street because of an earlier accident that happened this morning. alternate side is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. baseball preseason is under way and the devils bring a winning streak to the rock. could they keep it going? >> otis livingston has this morning's morning sports update. >> good morning, everyone. while the nba is still on the all-star break, spring training gets started. only local team in action last night, the devils turning back the clock.
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sweaters. scoreless in the 1st. tyler kennedy has a rebound for the lead. jump ahead to the 3rd. devils trailing 2-1, making it 2-2. he hadn't scored in 22 games. deuces are wild last night. that includes two quick goals the flyers answered with. philadelphia puts an end to the winning streak, 6-3 the final from the rock. that's your cbs 2 news sports update. >> i wasn't listening, but did he say someone was playing in a tu-tu? ? >> something like that. a new top dog at the westminster dog show. a german shorthaired pointer took the title. >> jamie takes us backstage. >> best in show dog tonight for 2016 is the german short paired pointer. >> reporter: a 3-year-old german shorthaired pointer named c.j. is the best in show. his breeder, owner and handler says c.j.
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>> he's a serious show dog. when we get in there, he's all business. at home, he's a pet. >> reporter: the head judge explains why he singled out c.j.. >> alert, bright, paying attention. >> reporter: the competition started with nearly 3,000 canines from 199 breeds. only the 7 top dogs made it to the finals. >> lucy, panda, anabell, rumor, c.j., bogey and charlie, all bounded onto the green carpet at madison square garden tuesday night. 7 new breeds were added this year, all of them meeting, greeting and primping, about a mile and a half from the arena. most of the competitors arrived by bus to adoring fans. >> i just think they're super adorable and want to look at all of them all the time. >> reporter: c.j. will now embark on a whirlwind media tour.
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>> the great dane coming off the bus! >> i wish i saw that in person. >> alert, bright, pays attention. that's what we say about john [ laughter ] >> he's always our best in show. >> winning is in c.j.'s blood line. back in 2005, his grandmother won best in show. valerie is the first breeder, owner, handler to win in more than three decades. >> yeah. >> she does it all. >> the third time for this breed, too. still can't get the labrador to win -- or the black lab, i should say. still ahead, turkey trouble for a mail carrier. the strange encounter coming up. and this -- >> a potential slashing of new york's counterterrorism budget. coming up, how city leaders are fighting back. many long island rail road commuters say they deserve better and they're trying to start a social media campaign to bring about permanent change. i'll explain coming up in a live report. and when it comes shopping, some people are ditching the cash and plastic
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the new apps changing the way we exchange money. cbs 2 news"cbs 2 news this
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just about 5:30 now. 37 degrees on this wednesday, february 17th. cooler temperatures today, but the rain is now behind us. we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. fighting back. new york city leaders take a stand against proposed cuts to anti-terror funding at the federal level. a new jersey mail carrier terrorized by turkeys. first, a social media movement to demand better service from the lirr. >> i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for joining us. with long island rail road riders taking to twitter. >> they're using a hashtag to call attention to the troubled commute. andrea grymes is live with more. >> reporter: chris and mary, taking to twitter is nothing new, but this hashtag is. there are no major issues on the long island rail road this morning, but commuters know that could change in an instant. they're demanding permanent change. weather-related signal problems delayed several long island rail road trains during
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rain. last friday night, riders encountered problems because only three of the four east river tunnels were operational. many riders say this is all something they're used to. >> the train's always delayed. i never been on a train that's like on time. >> reporter: now some are using the #wedeservebetter hashtag on twitter, hoping for actual change. this tweeter said... >> reporter: more have come in since our original story aired last night, including this rider who tweeted... >> reporter: yesterday, the mta cept us a statement, touting a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate. room for improvement and highlighted the progress to
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this commuter has tweeted the railroad before. >> it's pretty effective. like i said, if they don't answer me, they answer somebody else. i'm like, okay, that's what's going on. >> reporter: some believe the mta is doing the best it can. >> it's doing pretty good. i think. there haven't been any issues since the blizzard. >> reporter: and that rider that we spoke with, michelle, who has tweeted in the past, said she's done so to wonder what was going on with some of the trains she was on that were delayed, but people using the new hashtag hope to see new long-term changes with the railroad to make the ride easier. reporting live in mineola, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. traffic and weather on the 2s now. let's see how we're doing this wednesday morning. >> getting ready to ride the rails, it's going to be cooler today and colder tomorrow, but relatively quiet. we don't anticipate an impact
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in the city now, 37. it's ironic, 37 is probably the high tomorrow. so we're definitely in a cooler trend. winds are variable, predominant wind north and west. there is snow aloft, but no major concerns with that, but then we see clouds give way to sun. the numbers still a wee bit above normal, a bit breezy. stronger tomorrow. with the wind chills today, we will be in the upper 30s, around 43 at lunchtime, 45 for a high after work and school, hanging on to the 40s, feels like a typical february day today. >> thank you, johnny. how about the commute? >> we do have exchange for you. not lingering from yesterday. we had ponding, that's cleared out, but in the bronx, there is an accident on the ramp from the major deegan to the westbound side of the cross bronx. slower than normal traffic going past this area. and in hawthorne, the exit ramp is closed to brad hurst avenue due to icing reported in the area.
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closed and retoured in both directions at washington street because of an earlier accident this morning. for now, alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. new this morning, police are trying to identify an alleged watch thief who struck twice over the summer months. the first time was august 21st at the ace hotel on 29th street in manhattan. the woman allegedly removed a $55,000 watch from a man she'd met after he fell asleep. the second was the following tuesday at the "z" hotel in queens, where she took the watch off a sleeping man. that watch was worth $50,000. happening today with new york terror targets, city officials fight back against a proposed cut in terror funding. >> this is part of president obama's new proposed budget. janelle burrell joins us live from police headquarteresin lower manhattan. janelle? >> reporter: tens of millions of dollars in counterterrorism funding on the line this
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a large portion of that budget proposed to be cut and new york city leaders are now fighting back. >> this was a huge mistake and it will not stand. >> reporter: senator charles schumer taking aim at the white house, slamming the president's proposal on to cut funding for counterterrorism for new york and other cities. gutting its current $600 million budget. >> it's been slashed nearly in half to $330 million. and this couldn't come at a worse time. as terror threats are increasing, as the danger from isis increases, as we hear about loan wolves from one end of the country to the other. >> reporter: schumer will be joined by mayor de blasio and the city's police and fire commissioners later this morning, calling on the white house to reconsider the proposal for 2017. they say the urban area security initiative helps cities prepare for terror attacks with training for police and firefighters. it also helps fund extra
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they say the money is needed to ensure the same level of security is maintained. >> the president in general has been good on terror funding and we're here to tell the bureaucrats in washington, who picked up the machete and made this cut, it shall not stand. go back to the drawing board. >> reporter: now, we're expecting to hear from the mayor, as well as the police and fire commissioners later here at 1 police plaza this morning, after their meeting, as for the budget proposal, it will likely be voted on by congress sometime in april. reporting live from police headquarters, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. a new development in the san bernardino mass shooting investigation. apple is appealing a u.s. magistrate's order to help the fbi unlock the gunman's iphone. apple's ceo tim cook says this step threatens the customers' security. the company designed the phone to automatically erase
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failed attempts to break the code. in a letter to customers, cook said they have provided the fbi with data in its possession but it will not develop a back door for its software. mayor de blasio is focusing on fixing rikers island instead of closing the prison. yesterday, governor cuomo said rikers is dangerous and dated. he suggested it should be replaced. the city council speaker echoed the governor, but yesterday, de blasio said it would be too expensive and take too long. he wants to remedy rikers. a connecticut mother and her two children are recovering after a brutal attack by the children's father. police say responding officers had no choice but to shoot and kill the man. lou young reports now from fairfield. >> reporter: the house on mountain laurel road faces a brook side park in this leafy connecticut suburb. a 13-year-old girl called 911
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we need help, she said. this is where the andrews lived with three children. police arrived to find the father and husband outside the home with a knife. >> the father was told to stop. he kept on advancing with something in his hand. wouldn't comply with the officer or listen. he kept coming, kept coming. the officer had no option but to use deadly force. >> reporter: neighbors on all sides heard three quick shots. that was the first sign of trouble. one neighbor looked out and saw a police officer standing over someone lying in the driveway near the basketball hoop. no one would go on camera. everyone said the family seemed normal, happy. inside the home, a bloody nightmare, we're told andrews apparently used a baseball bat and a knife to attack his family. >> one of the children were found inside the bedroom with the mother. one of them ran off. and one of them was found outside. >> reporter: all of the survivors are injured. the mother and 12-year-old son most seriously. blunt force trauma and cuts. because this is a police-
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in connecticut have been called in with the state's attorney from another jurisdiction. we're in fairfield, lou young, cbs 2 news. >> the family's 15-year-old son managed to take the baseball bat from his father during the attack. wild turkeys get a bit too wild in new jersey. a letter carrier called police for help yesterday after getting into turkey trouble. he says his truck was surrounded by the big birds and he couldn't get out. a responding officer sounded his siren and the turkeys took off, but the postal worker was still worried. >> he was concerned that once we left, they were going to go back after them. i don't know if he had a run-in with them before. >> search the web and you will find the video after the wild turkeys attracted two mail trucks and mail carriers. you can see them here. this michigan postal worker carries a stick to keep the birds at bay. >> the mail carriers are men and women of all season, and so are the turkeys, even in the snow.
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coming up, should all children be screened for autism? we have the results of a new study. and a push to get rid of the $100 bill. some say it could reduce crime. and first it was man spreading, but have you heard of winter spreading? the new trend that could be bad for business. and connect with us during the show and all morning long. i put my stuff on the other chair, too. we just put an update on
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twitter. 5:42. here's john. >> yeah, you have no idea. the ballet that goes on during this is it. we should put that on pay-per- view. let's check in with our weather watchers and see what they're watching. temperatures. in fact, look at this.
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yeah, cooler temperatures, more readings in the 30s. in fact, some folks in the 20s. 28 for chris. in 1985, first-class postage went from $0.20 to $0.22. i've got stuff on jefferson, i've got all kinds of stuff, cabbage day today, but charlie is upset. he wanted to send in his best of show. look at that. i tell you, the dogs are going to have a better day today because you'll be able to get out there and walk them. they shouldn't be that much salt. the pays will be in good shape, as well. i will post my best in show on facebook in just a bit because, you know what? i just love my four-legged friends. in the city now, winds at 5, relative humidity at 64 percent. to the north, you see readings in the 20s. these are from middletown at 32. beacon at 33. peekskill now at 35.
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tarrytown at 34, as well. chatham, 37. 35 in freehold. but, wind chills, more stations have wind chills in the teens and 20s this morning and it's going to be a cold morning again tomorrow, as well. today, 45. a little bit above normal. won't be the case tomorrow. 67 and 5 below your record. remember 1896, how cold it was then? man, it was cold. sun's up at 6:48 with clouds. sunset at 5:32. afternoon. clouds to start the day, then a relatively quiet pattern. we have the possibility of a stray snow shower this afternoon. we will show you that with the futurecast now. going into the afternoon hours, can't rule out a passing flurry, remember, we're going to hold on to some of the colder air through parts of sullivan, ulster county, but it's relatively dry. tomorrow is a dry day. it's bright, but it will be the
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clouds friday, some of the models hinting at precipitation overnight into saturday. tonight, a 10 percent chance of a snow shower well north and west. shouldn't impact the area much. the flakes floating by and then we're dry tomorrow and cold. a little hiccup overnight friday into saturday. the weekend now looks pretty good. the commute was looking pretty good. >> it's 50/50. in the bronx, you're like it's not that great. there's an accident blocking the lane on the ramp from the major deegan to the westbound cross bronx, causing slower- than-normal traffic. past the scene, it's okay. in hawthorne, the exit ramp is closed from the southbound side of the spring brook parkway to bradhurst avenue. there is icing lingering in the area. take it easy there. and in morristown, route 202 is closed and detoured in both directions at washington street. it's due to an earlier accident in the area. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe. don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex.
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around the world could be in the hands of iran and wall street looking to continue a winning streak. cbs 2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange with more. hi, jill. >> reporter: good morning, chris and mary. investors came back from the long weekend in a buying mood. the dow jumped yesterday. the nasdaq was up 98. futures are pointing to a higher open today. investors are getting ready to pore over the minutes of the fed's last meeting. they signaled that the fed could slow the pace of planned interest rate hikes if stock markets continue to slide. so we'll see what the minutes say. meanwhile, the fate of a global oil deal hangs on iran. they agreed to freeze oil production at january levels in order to boost prices. but they'll only do it if other oil-producing countries do the same. the wildcard in this is iran. the country just had sanctions lifted and signaled that it is full steam ahead for oil production. and here's some serious
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one of the world's largest diamonds discovered in angola. it's 404-karatst. it's the 27th biggest recorded diamond in the world. it's worth a reported $20 million. chris and mary? >> it's heavy on the hand. >> interesting ring, isn't it? >> thank you, jill. a former treasury secretary says one good way to fight crime is to eliminate the hundred dollar bill. former treasury secretary larry somers is making the suggestion, saying getting rid of the 100 would make life more difficult for criminals. he cites a recent study from harvard business school, which says that eliminating the bills would have little downside for legitimate commerce, but would make life more difficult for people breaking the law. the struggle to have a baby can take a huge emotional, physical and financial toll on many couples. a growing number of women are saving money on fertility medications and buying them
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prescribed to someone else. risking their health as they do whatever they can to make their dream a reality. >> i've done everything i was raised to do. you work hard, you go to school, you get a good job, you find a good man, you have the babies and there's no babies. my clock is ticking. >> cbs 2 investigates, that's tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00. first there was man spreading on subways, now winter spreading in restaurants, where people shed winter gear and pile them up on empty chairs and tables. some say it's bad for business and more concerning for small establishments with no coat rack. many times, people don't come inside to see if someone's really sitting there, they're just going somewhere else. >> it becomes a concern for us. >> experts say treat your space in a restaurant similar to the way you'd treat your space on an airplane.
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your seat or underneath it. >> i'm not embarrassed about asking someone to move. people at movie theaters put the puffy coat on the back of their chair. when you're behind them, it's like your coat is on -- their coat is on your lap. keep it on your chair, people. it's a movie theater, not your house. up next, gloria gaynor's "i will survive" like you've never seen it before. and how you can pay for everything with the tap of your finger. is it safe to use? first, the morning school board. the only local game last night
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^ [ music ] at first i was afraid, i was petrified, thinking i could never live without you by my side then i grew strong and learned how to get along . >> gloria has looked better. that's for sure. two workers in australia -- oh, that's what it is. two workers in australia's outback learned how to pass time. they joined together for a link sink of "i will survive." the clip has gone viral. they're already known online for a whitney houston rendition they've done last year. >> working on the dance moves, guys. well done. traffic and weather on the 2s now. >> actually celebrated with a blooming onion. they had a good time with that. we should do that. let's go viral and do a little karaoke. why not? we are changing our tune today. 37. it's cooler out the door.
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the 20s. feels like 27 in franklin. 29 in armonk. that number came in. the number is not that bad in the city. we're looking at the low 40s on average around the area. so it's definitely a cooler story today. starts with clouds, then the sun. the big changes, 27 on monday. 54 with the wind and the rain tuesday. still above normal today, but tomorrow, 37 and the wake one wind chills tomorrow could be as low as 14. 5 to 15 north and west. be careful tomorrow, you could see icing overnight into the thursday morning. now the wednesday morning right now with alex. >> good morning, everyone. traveling in the bronx, here's a change for you. there is an accident blocking the lane on the ramp from the major deegan to the westbound cross bronx. once past the accident scene, you have a smooth ride. it's getting here that's the problem. also in hawthorne, the exit ramp is closed from the southbound sprain brook parkway
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the icing is lingering in the area. also in morristown, route 202 is closed and detoured in both directions at washington street because of an earlier accident. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. and healthwatch, a u.s. task force says there's not reason to screen all newborns for autism. they say autistic children avoid eye contact, but usually the children are flagged for screening by a parent or caregiver. it's getting easier to make a payment or deposit with your smart phone. more institutions are turning to mobile banking. here's the report. >> reporter: first there was paper, then plastic, these days when it comes time to make a payment, many are ditching their wallet for their phone. not only can you pay your bills online, we're beyond that. we can do all sorts of things. >> reporter: this business
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digital revolution called fintech. >> more and more we're seeing even older people really explore the idea of electronic financial services. >> like apple pay, samsung pay, android pay and google wallet, which let you purchase goods by holding your phone near a credit card reader using your fingerprint to confirm. paying another person? you can send, receive or request money in another person, using just their e-mail address or phone number. >> traditional banks are also embracing digital. need to deposit a check? take a picture of it on your phone. chances are your bank's app can do the rest. >> you can even get money from an atm. >> without my wallet or debit card on me, but my phone is on me, put it up to the atm, get my money. >> reporter: some prefer the
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while some feel more secure with traditional methods, they may not be. >> you're probably safer doing your banking and transferring money electronically than you are in person or by paper. >> reporter: just don't lose your phone. back to you. >> most payment systems only work with certain credit cards, require the latest smart phones and there has to be the right terminal. don't throw out the wallet yet. >> i prefer going to the bank. >> standening line and getting the lollipop as you leave. [ laughter ] >> where is the lollipop in this? . >> it takes a while, but i'm a traditionalist. >> stealing the occasional pen. you know, it's just more fun. >> like the ones attached to the wire. you just want to pull it a little further. but it won't -- >> you guys! how we doing, john, today? >> i'm thinking about the bank. i have a friend who's a check and i took a picture of him and the bank wouldn't cash it. >> we have issues in the bronx and in brooklyn. that's coming up. we are so technology-solid
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still ahead, late-breaking developments on an attack on a new york city bus driver. have you started using mobile banking? >> i'm all about it. and city leaders standing against a federal proposal to cut terror funding. we're live with the details. and jeb bush sparking controversy online with this twitter post. that's coming up. so, what moves me? it's the journey. the feeling of doing. it's making choices for a healthier me, a healthier us. i'm on my path and i love it. the path to a healthier you starts with nature's path pumpkin flax granola. crunchy clusters of delicious organic oats, flax and pumpkin seeds, with all the goodness
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it tbeer it tfi. it is 6:00. 37 degrees on this wednesday, february 17th. cooler and dry today, but it is going to warm up again by the time we get to the weekend. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. alex and john are standing by with traffic and weather on the 2s. here's your morning news to go first. >> been slashed nearly in half to $330 million. and this couldn't come at a worse time. >> with terror threats on the rise, new york city lawmakers are fighting back against a proposal to cut funding for anti-terror programs. we will have the details of the proposal in a live report still ahead. one of the children were found inside the bedroom with the mother. one of them ran off. and then one of them was found outside.
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police in fairfield, connecticut forced to shoot a father of three after responding to a 911 call. coming up, what police say happened moments before officers pulled the trigger. >> the tree on top of the house. >> the damage after the storm, trees down, power outages continue to linger across the tri-state area. just how many are left in the dark? we'll have the details in just a moment. a digital divide between apple and the fbi. apple pushed back against a court order to unlock a phone used by a suspect in the san bernardino mass shooting. coming up, why apple's ceo says the court order threatens customers' security. we're happy we made it as far as we did. >> a 4-year-old german shepard was the favorite this year at the dog show, but didn't take home top prize. who won nest show? the -- best in show? the big reveal coming up. >> it's james. how you doing? >> awesome. >> i'm over here.
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[ laughter ] >> pop star sia had a hard time finding james cordon under the wig. after that, it was all carpool karaoke fun. she sang hits and some tunes you probably didn't know were written by her. we'll have that coming up in this morning's 2 talkers. let's get to traffic and weather now. >> that's pretty funny. alex, what am i? a scottish shorthaired pointer. >> oh, fun. >> we'll let that sink in. later in the show, we will explain that. 37 in the city. i tell you, you might want to cover that hair up. it's hat weather again. winds variable at 5. scanning the skies, it's relatively benign. clouds give way to sun, a little -- no, there's a chance fire passing snow shower this afternoon north and west. it's not a real big feature today. numbers above normal on the
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with the wind, it will feel like the 30s. the high this afternoon at 45 around the 4:00-hour. compared to yesterday, it's such a better weather day. 3 after 6:00 now. looking like it's getting busier. >> i was going to go with an irish setter, but the pointing, you threw me off, john. looking at the northbound side of the bqe, we have delays back to the gowanus. an accident before the bridge here, delays back to mcguinness boulevard. not the only issues we're seeing. let's look in the bronx. there is an accident blocking a lane on the ramp from the major deegan to the westbound cross bronx. no police on scene. be careful going through the area. once you get past here, you have a smooth ride. alternate side is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. more on the damage after the storm. over 4,000 customers across the tri-state are still without power this morning. at the height of the storm,
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dark. crews in yonkers cleared down power lines across several roads and in englewood, new jersey, a tree came through a roof. the homeowner says his 9-month- old son's room was damaged with branches and debris. >> the roof line is messed up. the ceiling and, you know, everything else is -- you know, not much water damage, but a lot of broken parts and stuff like that. in midtown, two women were hurt when a glass table came off a 22nd floor balcony. bricks crumbled to the sidewalk, but no one was hurt. a push to restore new york city anti-terror funds that have been cut from the president's budget. >> cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from police headquarterst with more. hi, janelle. >> reporter: hi, chris and mary of the city leaders say the proposed budget could cripple new york's counterterrorism efforts.
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cut new york's budget by tens of millions of dollars and this morning, city leaders are fighting back. >> this was a huge mistake and won't stand. >> reporter: senator charles schumer taking aim at the white house, slamming the president's proposal to cut funding for counterterrorism for new york and other cities. gutting its current $600 million budget. >> it's been slashed near in half to $330 million. and this couldn't come at a worse time as terror threats are increasing, as the danger from isis increases, as we hear about loan wolves from one end of the country to the other. >> reporter: schumer will be joined by mayor de blasio and the city's police and fire commissioners later this morning, calling on the white house to reconsider the proposal for 2017. they say the urban area security initiative helps cities prepare for terror attacks with training for police and firefighters. it also helps fund extra
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they say the money eis needed to ensure the same level of security is maintained. . >> the president in general has been good on terror funding and we're here to tell the bureaucrats in washington who picked up the machete and made this cut, it shall not stand. go back to the drawing board. >> reporter: now, senator schumer will be joined by mayor de blasio as well as the police and fire commissioners later this morning to speak out against the budget proposal, which will likely be voted on by congress sometime in april. reporting live this morning from 1 police plaza, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle. frustrated lirr riders have a new way to complain. >> it's the hashtag #wedeservebetter on twitter. andrea grymes has more live from mineola. andrea? >> reporter: many commuters, long island rail road commuters, spend hundredes of dollars on their monthly passes. this morning, no major problems
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you that's not always the case.
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>> reporter: yesterday, the mta sent us a statement, touting a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate, room for improvement and highlighted the progress to come. commuter michelle has tweeted the railroad before. >> it's pretty effective. if they don't answer me they can answer someone else with the answer. if they don't answer me, i see it, like okay, that's what's going on. >> reporter: some riders believe the mta is doing the best they can. >> it's doing pretty good i think. there's been no issues since the blizzard. >> reporter: and people like that woman michelle who tweet on a daily basis are looking for more permanent solutions. governor cuomo is pushing for a third track between floral park and hicksville, but it could take years. reporting live in mineola, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. new this morning, police just charged a suspect with assault following a violent attack on an mta bus driver in brooklyn. 29-year-old thutmose scott
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mother and the family's pastor when he surrendered to police last night. the family says he suffers from mental illness and autism. clark's mother says she warned the bus driver that her son was experiencing an outburst. time is now 6:09. relationship revealed, his woman. and backlash against gop candidate jeb bush after posting this photo on twitter. and who's the top dog at this year's westminster kennel club dog show, coming up next. >> that's a beautiful, beautiful dog. if the kids have school today, i know many are enjoying a break off, the trip is going to be cooler this morning, but, yeah, you don't need the umbrella. you can use sunglasses this afternoon. it will be bright, but still on the cool side. traffic and weather for
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the 2s. time now, 6:12. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. hi, johnny. >> yesterday was a real challenge and it was interesting. i like some of the observations coming in, not only the numerical data from the weather watchers, but what they have to say. kimberly has 32 chilly degrees in sparrow bush and this, i couldn't watch yesterday, because the ice froze our satellite dish. which is, you know, with apps, you can watch us there, but i'm glad you're in better shape today.
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who's got 35 now in somerville. he said, you know what? it was like we had four seasons in one day and i think if this have this correctly, ron, 37, on the shore, yesterday, thought we were in a hurricane. i tell you what, you did have tropical storm force winds yesterday as far as the numbers go at 60 miles an hour. so, yeah, from ice, to tropical storm-force winds, to flooding rains yesterday. i'm glad we're done with it. today, it's a lot quieter out there. 37 are w clouds. winds out of the northwest at 6. another rinder from the weather watchers, it is national random acts of kindness day. try one. you feel better and you're helping somebody out, too. 36 in wayne. wonderful wayne. 37 in huntington. 31 in lakewood now. 29 is the cool spot in quogue, but with the calm winds, that's the wind chill. wind chills as low as 23 in the hudson valley where you have
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shower this afternoon. some snow in the atmosphere. overall surface dew points not conducive to much snow. you can see the line taking aim there. weakening as it heads our way. if you're planning a motor trip into parts of central p.a. or new york, you could run into a little bit of snow. it's not a big feature, just a passing snow shower this afternoon, as we cool off today. then the dew points are low tomorrow. so it's bright, it's brisk, it's the coolest day of the remainder of the week. and then we bounce back a bit on friday. we have the possibility of a little bit of overnight rain or even some sleet friday night into saturday. so, remember that, if you've got late plans or that's when you're going to be behind the wheel. then early saturday, possibility of a shower, then it's out of here. nice numbers working into and through the weekend. just remember, it's going to be cooler. tomorrow morning, in fact, wind chills will be more widespread in the teens. that will be the cooler period.
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no hiccups, no sneezing, just alex denis standing by. >> yes. in the bronx this morning, one accident on the major deegan to the westbound cross bronx. we've been telling you about it for the last 30 minutes now. emergency crews finally arrived on the scene. they're looking for the driver that was in the vehicle. so, very slow as you make your way through the area. once past the scene, you have an okay ride. in brooklyn, an accident blocking a lane on the northbound side of the bqe at hamilton avenue. delays almost back to the belt merge. and a second accident here back to mcguinness boulevard. and a train has mechanical problems, northbound "f" trains are running local from 36th street in queens to forrest hills. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. campaign 2016. saturday's bruising republican debate may have left a mark on donald trump. he leads with 38 percent of the vote in south carolina.
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poll taken before the debate. for the democrats, the poll shows hillary clinton beating bernie sanders by 18 percentage points. >> jeb bush is crashing flack for posting this on twitter. an image of a gun with his name engraved on it, followed by the simple caption "america." he has been largely mocked for the post on social media. it's been a war of words and web sites in this 2016 presidential race. >> jessica snyder shows us how it's gone digital. >> reporter: the primary fight is getting dirty in the digital realm. social media is abuzz about redirected websites. if you go to jeb bush, donald trump shows up. ted cruz.com, it says support president obama. the campaigns point out the right web sites are jeb2016.com
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marco rubio and donald trump are echoing claims ted cruz is dishonest. >> not telling the truth about marriage, planned parenthood and there was an ad pulled down by the stationes because it's untrue. >> he's a dishonest guy. >> donald insults because he can't defend the substance. he can't dispute the substance. it's his own words. >> president obama is making bets about who won't be president. >> i continue to believe mr. trump won't be president and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> reporter: trump's terrace response? >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran. you would have been a one-term president. >> on the democratic front, hillary clinton sat down with civil rights leaders in harlem. bernie sanders met with ministers in south carolina. clinton imitated a campaign ad from her arkansas days where dogs barked every time a candidate lied. >> i've tried to figure out how to do that with the republicans, you know?
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dog and follow -- follow them around and every time they say these things, like, oh, you know, the great recession was caused by too much regulation, [ barking ] >> the barking noise from hillary clinton has gone viral and inspired all kinds of parodies. >> we might be hearing that a time or two. two children hit by an suv are reportedly now suing a fire director. in 2014, he was driving an suv owned by the city and hit the children as they walked home from school. he pled guilty to careless driving and was fined $200. he was involved in at least 18 accidents prior to hitting the kids. it also claims the city and the school were negligent for failing to provide crossing guards in the area. 6:18 now. in the next half hour, actress vanessa hugens in trouble with the law. and this. and more carpool karaoke
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newly-uncovered letters are revealing more about a former pope's intense relationship with a married woman. according to 350 letters found at the national library of poland, pope john ball ii had an intimate relationship with a woman for more than 70 years.
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broke his sow of celibacy. the two spent camping and skiing holidays together and went on country walks. only the pope's letters have been released. the woman's letters remain secret. 6:22 now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. 37 degrees here. certainly not as cold as we experienced over the weekend, but not warm, either. >> and tomorrow, the high will be 37, but it's not yesterday's threat of severe weather, either. maybe a passing snowflake, that's about it. and that would be north and west, but cooler over the next several days. out the door, be ready for that. in the city, i like to see that. it's like the curtain is about to rise on what will be a quieter day today. clouds and 37. now to the north at 6. it's a cool story, man, it's like the chris wragge autobiography. a cool story. 40 to 45 on average around the area. remember, tomorrow morning it's going to be cold. the wind chills will be in the single digit range north and west. then working into the weekend,
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normal. nice trend as we look toward the weekend. . >> low to mid-50s on average. >> that should feel nice. >> yeah. >> it will be nice. we need a lot of pictures, though. >> like this. >> those are my favorite types of books. i've got a picture for you of brake lights in the bronx. we've been following this, jim smith is live in chopper 2 with more information for us. hi, jim. >> reporter: good morning, alex. looking at the cross bronx expressway, the ramp to the westbound cross bronx for the major deegan expressway, a spun- out car on the ramp. the fire department sanded down the roadway. the tow truck is on the scene. the ramp is going from two lanes down to one lane. and the northbound deegan is not that bad getting into the ramp. it is backing up on the southbound side of the deegan, live in chopper 2, jim smith reporting.
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and the devils bring a winning streak to the rock. can they keep it going? >> otis livingston has the update. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the nba is on all-star break and spring training is getting started. the devils turning back the clock last night, old cool green and red sweaters. the power play strikes again. tyler kennedy with a rebound for a 1-0 lead. then the third, devils trailing 2-1, then 2-2, making it 22. he hadn't scored in 22 games. deuces are wild last night. and that includes two quick goals the flyers answered with. philadelphia puts an end to the three-game winning streak, 6-3 the final from the rock. i'm otis livingston. that's your cbs 2 sports update. there's a new top dog and not everything is black and carpool karaoke. >> here's today's 2 talkers. >> good morning.
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songwriter sia released a seventh album last month. she's also written for other artists. she and james cordon sang this one on carpool karaoke last night. shine bright like a diamond beautiful like diamonds in the sky shine bright like a diamond . >> that's "diamonds "written for reyanna and her album, "unapologetic," she's also written for beyonce and is inspiring james cordon's fashion choices. there it is. he's got a wig just like hers. >> look at that. >> come on, james. >> he pulls that off. is that scary with the 5 o'clock shadow and everything. it really works. >> she sounds great singing that song. she should record it. >> she's gotten paid a lot of money for it.
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today for the four legged friend that's going to be the toast of the town. >> the beg in show dog tonight is the german shorthaired pointer. >> he's c.j. to some, but you can call him top dog. he collared the top prize, nest show at this year's westminster kennel club dog show. the 3-year-old managed to beat out more than 2700 other entries and 199 breeds and varieties. winning is in his blood. in 2005, his grandmother won best in show. . >> i love the reaction of the breeder. er, too. >> you're our top dog right there. >> a german shorthaired pointer. >> i'm a legitimate german shorthaired pointer. >> your breed is so strong. >> thank you, alex. time now is 6:26. coming up, a recall at whole foods because of a deadly bacteria. and this morning, a side of the pope we rarely see.
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his trip in mexico. and a vet helped a rescue dog using an unusual technique. and the shocking new
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derall. you're watching "cbs 2 news this morning." 6:30. 37 degrees for your wednesday, february 17th. swap your umbrella for sunglasses today. the roller coaster weather this week, not over just yet. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. >> beautiful pictures out there. and a first-of-its-kind court ruling, technology versus terrorism. apple will fight an order to keep officials from hacking into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. good morning, i'm chris wragge. i'm mary calvi. new york city always considered a terror target and happening today, city and state officials fight back against a proposed funding. >> cbs 2's janelle burrell live from police headquarters janelle? >> reporter: mary, one new york lawmaker calling this proposal a major punch in the gut. this would slash the budget for next year, one of the counterterrorism budgets for new york city and other major
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million to $330 million. now, the funding is part of what's called the urban area security initiative, which helps cities prepare for terror attacks with training for police and firefighters. it also helps fund extra patrols at area transit hubs and waterways. city leaders say continuing this level of funding is critical. later today, mayor de blasio and the city's police and fire commissioners will be joining senator charles schumer to call for the white house to reconsider the proposal and reverse the proposed cuts. >> this couldn't come at a worse time, as terror threats are increasing, as the danger from isis increases, as we hear about loan wolves from one end of the country to the other and we're here to tell the bureaucrats from washington who picked up the machete and made this cut, it shall not stand. >> reporter: the leading -- meeting and press conference between city leaders expected
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headquarters later this morning. congress, meanwhile, will likely vote on this budget proposal sometime in april. back to you. >> thank you, janelle. now to traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> thank you, mary. hi, everybody. we're going to see a cloudy day give way to more sun this afternoon. it's a quieter day overall, not dealing with the wind and rain that we saw yesterday. numbers will be cooler. closer to what you'd expect and should see this time of the year. clouds and 37 right now, wind out of the north at 6. so when you do the math, the wind chill is 32 degrees in the city. it's cooler out the door. bronxville, 28 your real feel. so, cooler to start your day. a few flurries possible this afternoon, north and west. not a big feature. there's not a lot of available moisture for the atmosphere to work with today. numbers by and large, trending a little bit above normal, but cooler than yesterday.
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but that is going to feel like the 30s. colder still tomorrow and talking about a warm-up this weekend. i just got an interesting update from facebook, you don't watch too much warm air in place. we will talk about that in a bit. right now, you're dancing out there just getting there. >> that's right, john. we have several alerts in the bronx. first, an accident blocking a lane as you make your way was the ramp from the major deegan to the westbound cross bronx. delays as we start to see chopper 2 pull out, extend back now onto the southbound major deegan, back to fordham road. stick with the bronx river parkway there. and in queens, a disabled van blocking the left lane on the westbound side of the l.i.e. subway changes due to a train with mechanical problems,
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from 36th street in queens to forrest hills, 71st avenue. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. and at the airport today, so far everything is close to schedule. back to you. new developments this morning in an unprecedented ruling forcing apple to unlock an encrypted phone in an attempt to get more information about the san bernardino terror attack. >> overnight, the apple soar says he will fight the court order. don champion has more. >> reporter: two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by sayed far yuck and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi hopes the locked iphone, owned by his former employer, can provide answers and now they may get them. the ruling tuesday orders apple to disable the security feature in the phone that automatically erases all data if an incorrect
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jeffrey harp is a former fbi agent. >> the federal court looks in the best interest of safety, saying, look, anle, you need to help the fbi out. >> reporter: once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break the passcode without running the risk of data loss. agents hope it will help them figure out why farook and his wife picked their target and if they had help. they killed 14 people in the attack before they died in the shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent interview. >> there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, the back door is for everybody, for good guys and bad guys. >> reporter: in a letter to customers overnight, cook called the ruling dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it. don champion, cbs news, new
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>> the ruling allows apple to write special code to disable the security feature in farook's phone. an officer was forced to kill a man after responding to a domestic violence call in connecticut. 51-year-old, christopher andrews, was reportedly attacking his wife and children yesterday, his 13-year-old daughter called 911. a responding officer says he opened fire when andrews refused to drop a knife and came forward. andrews' wife and three children were beaten and stabbed. the conditions range from serious to critical. police just charged a suspect with assault following a violent attack on an mta bus driver in brooklyn. the 29-year-old, thutmose scott clark was accompanied by his mother and a pastor last nights when he surrendered. they say he suffers from mental illness and autism, leading to the attack last month that was caught on camera. >> i announce to the bus driver that my son had some mental illness issues.
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>> the mother says her son also asked to get off the bus, then the situation escalated. a former miss new jersey is hospitalized this morning after being critically injured in a car accident. police say a car driven by the 29-year-old, who was crowned miss new jersey in 2013, spun off a road monday night in pits grove township, hitting trees. she appeared to be driving too fast on the wet road they don't think drugs or alcohol were a factor. she's an anchor on a south jersey television program. and president obama says republicans have no ground to refuse to vote on a supreme court nominee. he's planning to nominate a replacement for the late justice scalia. he says they will have an outstanding legal mind and says it's the senate's responsibility to vote. >> i intend to do my job between now and january 20th of 2017. i expect them to do their job, as well. >> justice scalia's chair and
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draped in block in tribute. his funeral is scheduled for saturday. the pope shows a rare side of anger during his trip to mexico. he was greeting a crowd outside a stadium yesterday when his robe was pulled. he fell on a man in a wheelchair. the pope was visibly shaken and shouted "don't be selfish." he will wrap up the trip to mexico today with a stop at a prison and at the texas border. >> good for the pope right there. don't pull the robe. coming up, whole foods recalls cheese due to a life- threatening contamination. and this --. as an actor, you go there and you leave. >> from doing a scene to being surrounded by police. what got a local actor arrested. and vanessa hudgens could be arrested. and millions of dollars in jewelry seized from a former
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after at least four tornados struck populated areas of south florida during rush hour yesterday morning. one ripped through busy i-95 in miami. giant horse trailers were tossed around like toys. no word of any injuries. 6:42. talking about the weather in our area. a lot of wind yesterday, the rain coming down sideways. >> same line. the line held all the way -- held together from florida to our area, then in the afternoon we saw the peak winds and heavy rain. big changes welcome. it is a cooler, more typical day way to start a february day. a hint of pink here. think pink today. we will see clouds give way to more sun. for most of the area. clouds linger longer into parts of the hudson valley. 37 in the park. winds out of the north at 6. relative humidity at 64 percent. round up of the numbers, guy from sparta called in and said he's glad it's a quieter day today.
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35 there. 37 in edison. 29 in the happen ones. 27 in monticello. now with limited exception, it's 5, 10, 15, 20 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. the wind chill in white plains is 28. cooler way to start the day, but it was the wind yesterday that caused the damage and also prompted the national weather service to issue warnings in the afternoon. we had winds at 60 miles an hour at the jersey shore. jfk with 55 miles per hour. atlantic beach, too, there at 54 miles an hour. rain, well over an inch in the city. 1.28. that caused the problems. i mean, shutting roadways down. it's since receded. much better drive as far as weather this morning. called well at almost an inch of rain.
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a passing snow shower here and there, but that's about it. it's going to be cooler tomorrow you can and then back above normal, on facebook, talking about the possibility of well above normal over the weekend. not necessarily a good thing for the ecosystem, but it will feel better. a chance of a late-night shower or sleep e sleet into late night saturday. here's alex now. >> thank you, john. good morning, everyone. we have changes. look at the hundreds of cameras. this is in queens. there is a disabled van blocking the left lane on the westbound side of the l.i.e., at the grand central parkway. delays now are back to the cross island parkway, but as we speak, it must have heard me, it pulled right away. there is more movement going through the area. in brooklyn, an accident blocks a lane in the northbound side of the bqe at hamilton avenue. delays back to the belt merge. lincoln tunnel, half hour wait going around the helix portion. typical this time of morning.
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10-minutes at the george washington bridge. there is a train with mechanical problems. northbound "f" trains are running local from 36th street in queens to forrest hills 71st avenue. alternate side is in effect citywide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. long island rail road riders are taking to twitter to complain about frustrating commutes. >> they're using the hashtag #wedeservebetter to call attention to what they say is poor service. andrea grymes has more live from mineola. andrea? >> reporter: the long island rail road is reporting good service across the board, but many commuters will tell you that's not always the case. some really using a hashtag on twitter, hoping for permanent fix to what they see as an unreliable system. when it comes to wondering about delays or potential problems affecting daily service, many long island rail road riders like michelle take to twitter. >> it's pretty effective.
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answer someone else with the answer, then i can see it and be like, okay, that's what's going on. >> reporter: now some fed-up riders are using the hashtag #wedeservebetter to try to bring about lasting change to what they see as constant sub par service. this rider tweeted... in a statement to us, the mta touted a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate, room for improvement, and highlighted progress to come. riders we spoke with gave the mta mewed reviews. >> it's usually decent, you know, unless they have problems with jamaica or weather or stuff like that. >> is it happening lately? >> more frequently. >> they're doing pretty good. i think. there haven't been any issues since the blizzard. >> reporter: well, there were weather-related signal problems
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on friday night, in there was an issue with one of the four east river tunnels. this all affects riders. governor cuomo is pushing for a third track, but it would be years in the making. reporting live in mineola, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, andrea. will, this wasn't part of the script. a new jersey actor is facing prison time for using a prop gun while filming a movie. carlo was playing a bodyguard in a small independent film in woodbridge. the scene called for him to hold a gun out the window during a car chase. neighbors who didn't know what was going on called police. turned out the production company did not have permits to shoot the film or to use the pellet gun. >> we get back, we're surrounded by cop cars. >> george clooney doesn't say, hey, do you have your permits today? it's not done. as an actor, you go there, do what you do and you leave. >> reporter: he was charged with weapons possession and faces five years in prison if convicted.
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respond to our requests for comment. >> bringing clooney and scorsese into this thing. love or a heart may have landed an actress in legal hot water. she and her boyfriend are accused of carving their heart and names in a red rock in a national forest in arizona. it's against law to deface natural surfaces on federal property. they face a fine of 5 thousand $5,000 or potentially six months in jail. the new dangerous findings on adderall use. >> and you have to see it -- how a vetrinarian got a rescue dog to enjoy her breakfast again. first, otis livingston with this morning's sports update. >> the devils lost to the flyers last night. the nba still on a break. but spring training gets under
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the philippine government had an auction of the jewelry collection of the late ms. marcos. the family fled to hawaii in 1986 and the collection was seized. it's worth at least $21 million. there are two other collections of marcos' jewelry tied up in court battles. a georgia vetrinarian
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dog back to health, but the pit bull remains skittish and couldn't eat when other people were around. so, this doctor decided to have his breakfast right inside gracie's cage after mathis took a few bites and offered food to gracie, she responded and went on to finish her bowl and that will help ready the dog for adoption. the video has been shared more than 5 million times. what a beautiful color gracie is, too, that beautiful gray color there. 6:52. how about traffic and weather on the 2s? hi, john. >> one of my brothers used to eat dog food. andy. he would eat dog food. >> it all makes sense now. >> yeah. a little basketball orange in the sky there in honor of michael jordan's birthday and ed sheeran's hair. winds north at 6 now. later today, upper 30s to low to mid-40s. could see snow north and west,
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then overnight tonight into tomorrow, the cold air takes over. tomorrow morning at this time, wind chills in the single digit range for parts of the area. and in the teens for the 21. tomorrow will be the coolest day of the next few, then we're back, 10 plus degrees above normal for the weekend. and variety for the ride, alex? >> reporter: yes, flooding reported here blocking a lane on the fdr drive northbound at 79th street. delays back to 42nd street. if you choose to go out of your way, the west side highway is a smooth ride for you. an accident on the queens bound whitestone bridge. it's on the right portion of your screen there. stick to the throgs neck as an alternate. transit now, we have 20-minute delays in and out of new york on the northeast corridor, north jersey coast, due to an earlier drawbridge opening. everything else is on or close to schedule for you.
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citywide and be safe, don't text and drive. in this morning's healthwatch, emergency room visits related to adderall misuse have skyrocketed for young adults. >> researchers discovered the problem mainly among 18 to 25- year-olds who take it without prescription. over a six-year study period, officials say emergency room visits jumped by 156 percent for this group. past research suggests side effects include seizures and high blood pressure. let's check in with cbs news this morning. >> good to see you both. will the fbi be able to force apple to help unlock a san bernardino shooter's phone? we will talk about that. and defense secretary ash carter has tough words for russia and china in our conversation at the patchy fog. pentagon. and you would know if it's worth crossing a double yell lowine to avoid hitting someone,you know you don't want to hit somebody. would the driverless car do the same thing?
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anybody. >> i was thinking about -- well, it depends on who it is. just a bump. not to kill anybody. >> a little fear in the heart for a moment. >> that's right. >> will the new technology make moral decisions equipping. >> we're just kidding today, folks. the news is back in a moment. see group a few minutes. >> note to self, stay off roads with charlie rose's driving. [ laughter ] >> he's a good driver. back to you guys. >> thank you.
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before you go, next. listen up new york. there's a new drug out there. and it's trying to destroy our generation. it's called synthetics. . . so, some guy thought it might be a good idea to spray poison on some herbs, and then sell it to you. no, it's not marijuana. it goes by names like k2, spice, rocks. causes hallucinations, rapid heart-beat. vomiting, seizures. and it can kill you the first time you smoke it. we gotta have each other's backs. this is our future. and the future of new york is saying no to synthetics! go to oasas.ny.gov, or call or text the hopeline. so, what moves me? it's the journey.
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the mayor and other city officials will join senator schumer today against a proposed cut in federal anti- terror funding. the white house has proposed to slash the current budget from 6 hundred $600 million to $330 million. >> mayor de blasio says shutting down rikers island will cost too much. he's not afraid of the challenges to remedy rikers. yesterday, the governor said it's dangerous and should be replaced by a more modern jail. the hoboken city council votes today on a plan to redesign washington streets. some residents slammed the plan
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the bike lanes would narrow the street for drivers and wipe out double parking. now a final check of the traffic situation. >> thank you, chris. traveling this morning, there's an accident blocking lanes on the queens-bound whitestone bridge. stick with the throgs neck there. and delays back to 42nd street here, go to the west side highway for a nicer commute. alternate side is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. such a better day weather- wise overall. we will see clouds give way to sun. it's quiet, it's cooler, closer to what you'd expect this time of the year. so you need the coat again, you need some of the winter weather gear, particularly overnight tonight into your thursday. that's when we'll see the wind chills dip into the single digits rain north and west, but no wind and rain today. >> thank you so much. we will have nor coming up in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching, i'm mary calvi. >> umm qasr chris -- i'm chris wragge.
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have a great wednesday. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, february 17th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a judge orders apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of a san bernardino killer. ceo tim cook fired back overnight saying he will resist. president obama predict donald trump will not be the next president. the billionaire takes it as a compliment. and can we trust driverless cars to make moral and life saving decisions? peter greenberg goes for a ride to find out. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> president obama takes a swing at donald trump. >> for him to say that is a
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