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it is 4:30, 56 degrees on this thursday morning. already it's going to be mild today. windy as well and the chill returns tomorrow. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. many are left cleaning up. >> fires erupting. this morning near 40,000 households are without power many in nassau county. >> 15,000 without power in new jersey. in new millford a free crashed into a--tree crashed into a home. >> and high winds knocked over a tractor trailer on the upper level of the george washington bridge.
we begin with janelle burrell live along route 17 in saddle river this morning. janelle? >> good morning to you mary. what a difference a few hours makes as we making our way along route 17. no rain the roads are clear but this area had quite a bit of flooding and a few accidents reported. major differences compared to yesterday. >> drenching down pours soaking the tristate area well into the night. ponding turn roads in splash pools like here on raymond road. end then the winds powerful gusts snapping trees like this 50-footer crashing onto a home as they ate dinner. >> all of a sudden it was like the sky falling.
thundering noise. >> the massive tree leaving a hole in his house. a construction barrier tumbled into the window of a cab smashing the glass, the driver uninjured. and crews work to clean up a smoky scene after live power lines fell onto the wet roadway. now back live as we continue to make our way north on route 17 here in saddle river. the roads are slick but the rain has stopped. about 15,000 people here in new jersey still without power at this hour this morning. reporting from mobile 2 in saddle river janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> thank you. get back to you in a bit. let's start things off with john. >> conditions have improved dramatically. residual problems with the power lines and outages and with some of those debris fields out there. trust me.
crash everywhere blowing around. mostly cloudy and 56 right now hanging onto that south wind for a while but then it's going to change. a stronger west wind blows this afternoon. there's still the risk of severe weather through parts of rhode island and massachusetts and to the west snow down to parts of tennessee and north carolina. the possibility of a shower in our forecast even though the west wind should serve to keep dew points low. numbers will be lower ton the afternoon drive than--afternoon drive than for the morning drive. then the cold air settles in tonight, big turn around. pace yourself and leave extra time and space. there are major headaches right alex? >> you are right john. beginning in white plains the bronx river parkway is closed between exits 21 and 22. we have lingering flooding.
hutch as an alternate. wet roadways reported in glen head so move out to this direction. route 25a closed. downed power lines causing issues there. flooding problems in new jersey. something else that's a concern. i'll have those details coming up but for now alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. the brooklyn da is expecting to dismiss the charges of the teenage boys. there's a disturbing story about what really happened. tony is in bronxville. >> local politicians outraged by the gang rape allegations. >> they should be more afraid of us today than of the police. >> thought the alleged victim
recanted. the teenagers. >> he can go back to normalcy in his life. he's only 15. the trauma and embarrassment of this story breaking sounding so horrendous. >> prosecutors believe the 18- year-old girl was in this car drinking with her father. there was sexual contact between the two. the da says the group of young men saw what was going on and one or more of them joined in. this young woman's father and the five young men engaged in conduct that was republic hencible and wrong but because of a lack of evidence chin charges cannot be sustained. the father sought help at a deli but was denied. they angrily confronted deli workers. the anger has now subsided.
>> we don't have a alexey of sitting back. if there's an allegation like that we sound the alarm. >> the young woman is troubled. working to provide her help and support but she would not cooperate with a criminal investigation so the case is dismissed. a possible break in the investigation to the shooter of the owner in long island.
releasing i cherish my opinion and what i think. sometimes he needs them sometimes he cones. >> in one area when her husband is out campaigning they talk on the phone several times. president obama may be considering republican for the supreme court. the president is vetting nevada governor brian sandoval who is a former federal judge who supports abortion rights. he's honored his name was mentioned but he has not heard from the president. senate republicans will not
october bam's pick. up next kennedy michael saggal. the new suspect the lawyer is pointing ficks at. and trying to lower the drinking age in the garden state. why the plan could cost millions. and a look at the big winners of the britt awards and a tribute to david bowie. such a better day today but dealing with left over problems from yesterday. some flooding out there. we are going to see a few left over showers then it's going to turn chilly.
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>> baltimore flooding is a concern after three inches of rain made it's way into the area. the rising water got high enough to swallow automobiles. and drone video shows the damage of a tornado. the storm ripped out walls and tomorrow off roofs exposing childrens toys, clothes, damaged furniture and personal items. let's get over to john traffic and weather on the 2's. it's been a really whacky weather system nationwide. >> all connected as well and holding together. a lot of folks without power and mike on camera 2 walked out this morning big basketball hoop right down on the car lots of property damage there so the wind and the rain. winds gusting over 60 miles per hour to now 55 and mild and we
beautiful from staten island. we appreciate that michael. concerned about the clean up. we've got issues to the north. flooding off to the north and west as well. let's just--you need something to cheer you up, bob has 55 and national chili kay and later it will be a chili day. you see what he did there with the chili and the thing. it is going to be tomorrow. wind chills in the teens and 20s. in the city right now not dealing with the fog or the rain. we are actually dealing with some delightful numbers well above noway. 56 and clouds over head. that light south wind at 8 miles per hour keeping a tropical feel in place. 56 in the hamptons. 52 in babylon and bell mar. greenwich at 51. the guy in sparta is almost 60. i'm not talking the calendar i'm talking the temperature.
there's been a big day-to-day change. it's almost 20 degrees warmer than this time yesterday in the city. across the board you see that swing. tomorrow morning you are really going to feel that chill. left over rain. brief heavy shower foot of the island and then we see the risk of more severe weather through part of massachusetts and a left over shower north and west. the problem is the damage already done so dealing with flooding concerns but look how big any system is. you've got snow down to parts of sorry west virginia, kentucky and tennessee. flood rain additionally won't help that but this is more a run off issue than anything else. we are going to leave the chance of a shower in the forecast. it will breakup during the course of the day but a passing shower can't be ruled out and the cold wind starts to take over. cold enough for snow north and west absolutely. tomorrow's high just 38. with the wind it will feel colder.
you've got a lot to deal with just getting there this morning right alex? >> you are right john. let's first begin with closures due to downed power lines. you can see for yourself in plains route 22 closed westbound at park avenue due to flooding and again at king george road in green brooke township also due to flooding. and rock road closed in both directions at thompson avenue. fallen power cables there. and englewood cliff power cables both directions closed as an alternate. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. over to you. if you are looking at headlines today prosecutors are asking connecticut state supreme court to send michael segal back to prison. the judge who convicted him was wrong when he concluded errors by the original lawyer costing
they are blaming his brother in the 1975 beating death of his neighbor. the u.s. and china have toughens north korea punishment for the rocket launch following a white house meeting yesterday. between susan rice and china's form minister. the forecaster is suing a hotel for a peep hole in 2008 in her hotel room. she's a shell of her former self. the video is posted on line. she's seeked $75 million for personal distress and humiliation. stock futures are lower. they recovered from early losses but the dow jones industrial average gained 55 points nasdaq by 39 and s&p by 8. leaders of the charity event for survival is opening bell
the annual event takes place march 13. they hop on stationary bikes to raise money supporting rare cancer research. the charity raised more than $20 million last year. johnson and johnson is expected to appeal a huge jury award handed down yesterday. a jury ordered the new jersey based company to pay $72 million to the family of an alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer that was caused by the company's baby powder and other products containing talcum. the american cancer society says there is a possible risk. a proposal to change the table and the drinking age in new jersey. >> if the idea of a law maker says 21 just doesn't make sense. >> turning 18 could one day be cause for a toast in new jersey.
introduced a bill to lower the state's drinking age from 21 to 18. >> when you are 18 years old and capable of carrying a weapon and getting married with no one's permission and buying a house or whatever the idea you are somehow incapable of determining whether to buy a six-pack is profoundly silly. >> patrons expressed support. >> i would agree with that. >> why. >> drinking age was for us 18. if you can serve your country, absolutely. >> i personally think it's a bad idea. i don't think they are mature enough honestly and don't understand the consequences. >> if you can always have it they don't try to get that fake id and try to sneak in and drink when they are not of age. >> opponents point out a locher drinking age would cost new jersey millions in federal funding.
21 get an automatic reduction to highway funds. that's reason enough to reject carol's bill including this liquor store owner. >> it's good to have people drinking at 21. the maturity of a person goes at 21 so that's a better idea than moving down to 18. >> the next stop for assembly man carol is to committee but it could be years before this bill ever becomes law. elyse finch cbs 2 news. >> late united states senator sponsored the legislation to raise the drinking age to 21 back in 1984. time now 4: 49. the prep being made in hollywood for the big night. >> and the new seats in economy classic could ease the cram on longer flights. and we'll get you another
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an airline seat after a tornado. twister, cyclone. >> that is so misleading that 53 because the strong wind is going to drop the numbers. flooding inland a major concern left over shower during the day. feeling like the teens and 20s but the weekend is shaping up. she is shaped up and ready to go. you've got a lot to deal with. hi alex. >> hey john. let's first begin in white plains where the bronx river parkway southbound between exits 21 and 22 due to flooding. stick with the spring brooke or the much as an alternate. also you see aspired restriction on the bridge and reported through the area. route 22 is closed westbound due to flooding and westbound at king george road in green brooke township ponding on the roadways. chimney rock road is closed in both directions fallen power cables reported there.
alternate side in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. >> would you know if someone calling you or texting you was an i am poster. the term spoofing made headlines after nassau county executive claimed he was hacked by someone using the spoofing technique so we wanted to find out what it's capable of. >> it's difficult but not impossible to do. it's definitely doable. lives are being destroyed because of this. >> from fake texts to someone changing their voice. many people say it's either happened to them or they've used it themselves. what you need to know about digital deceit and that's tonight at 11. in our next half hour from long island to new jersey we are covering the powerful storm that ripped through our area overnight. also this morning she's back and a lot of neighbors are not happy about it.
big winners. in hollywood they literally rolled out the red carpet ahead of the ceremony. the event being held at the theater the most exclusive red carpet of the year where celebrities show off heir oscar fashion--their oscar fashion. [ music ] >> a tribute to david bowie london. the version of the grammys in britain. bowie died of cancer last month. adele was a big winner taking home four awards including best british female artist, best single and best album on both
>> just the first of countless awards. >> just missed the deadline for the award. >> but great for them. still ahead here the new lawsuit being filed from the passenger on the nightmare cruise from new jersey. and how about a good work out at the gym. the latest dating trend has new couples sweating it out right from the start. and a wild night of heavy rain and winds. we have storm team coverage.
begins in 90 seconds. it is 5:00 and 56 degrees on thursday february 25. the rain is pushing out but it is going to be a blustery day after what has been a rough night for many in the tristate area. >> good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. what a night an unusual winter thunderstorm causing extensive damage across the tristate area. electical fires were popping up from westchester to long island. nearly 40,000 in the dark. >> and trees toppling over making for a scary situation on the roads and inside homes like this. let's begin with john elliot who is in the weather center right notch.
truck in a few moments over turned on the gyb. john? >> tell you what we are looking at a fast improving situation right now. we are-- we are here on chicago avenue where a tree came down overnight in front of 21 chicago avenue. we have video to show you. luckily when this tree came down overnight no one was injured. we are told people were in the house at the time but you can just see the extent of the damage to this home. this is the worst we believe of a little bit of what the worst was here in this neighborhood. we do also have video on nearby new hampshire road where there were no injuries but there were a couple cars that went on fire after high tension power lines fell down completely destroying the cars below. this was a chevy tahoe and a fort escape.
people here on long island without power. some of the worst areas include hemstead and oyster bay but back here live where this tree did fall onto this house overnight. so far no injuries reported. andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> all right andrea thanks so much. john my bad. over to you. >> you look behind andrea and you see that police tape in a light breeze. there's 60 miles per hour winds causing all that damage last night and where you had the rain and vulnerable roots a major headache. today clean up day. looking to the west there will be a few more passing showers during the course of your day well to the west of flip side the cold side of this storm. still bringing a lot of snow through the lakes and down into the ohio valley and that cold air is going to be a feature of our forecast tonight into tomorrow.
we'll hang onto the low to mid 50s through lunch time but by 5:00 you've retreated to the 40s feeling cooler and very chilly overnight. we talk about that change in a bit but as you can imagine there are a lot of headaches on the highway. what's going on. >> a lot of major secondary roads in the area. if you are traveling in white plains the bronx river parkway closed southbound. we have flooding there. if you go out of your way stick with the spring brooke parkway or the much as an alternate. that is all green. the other alert 45 miles per hour speed restriction in place because of slick roadway roadways reported there and fallen power cables in both directions at palisade avenue so stick with that parkway as your alternate. a live look at the george washington bridge that over turned tractor trailer yesterday has since cleared out.
alternate side in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. back to you. alex thank you. roadways. >> janelle burrell is live in saddle river bringing us the latest on the road conditions there. janelle. chris. it's starting to rain here a bit in saddle river. this is one of the areas that has ponding and flooding on the roadway last night. most of that has receded but it did cause quite a few accidents because of the heavy rain we saw. >> drenching down pours soaking the area over the night. turning roads into splash pools at route 1 southbound and ray pond road. then the winds powerful gusts snapping trees like this 50- footer crashing onto a family's
>> all of a sudden boom boom boom like the sky falling. thundering, bigger than thundering noise. >> the massive branches leaving a hole in his house. at laguardia airport the wind sent a construction barrier tumbling into the window of this cab smashing the glass. the driver uninjured. and in westchester county crews work to clean up this smoky scene after a live power line fell onto the wet roadway. now back live here along route 17 again it is raining a bit right notch but certainly not anything near what we were experiencing here last night. this morning there are still quite a few people without power, about 15,000 in the new jersey area still this morning. reporting live this morning from mobile 2 in saddle river new jersey, jam burrell cbs 2 news. >> thanks so much. the weather system causing
turned deadly in waiverly where the tiny town was hit by a tornado. at least four people were killed. tornadoes also reported in north carolina while heavy rains sparked power outages across the northeast. and in pennsylvania they also got slammed 100 miles west of philadelphia making for dangerous driving conditions. some roads had to be blocked off because of the rising waters. stay with cbs 2 news for continuing after the storm team coverage. john will be back with more. calling on the department of education to release the names of abusive teachers. the action follows the arrest of a harlem teacher accused of pushing a student to the ground at ps94. he's had disiplinary actions in the past involving punishment. this man is climbing fire
apartments suspected in at least five in the regal park area. he's believed to have targeted three people in the same building. passengers in new jersey are filing a lawsuit against the cruise line. >> meg we have details. >> after the nightmare cruise passengers received a full refund and a half off voucher for the next time they set sail. now one passenger says he was injured and royal caribbean was neglect. >> we thought that we all were going to die. >> waves surging over 30 feet sent furniture and passengers trip. >> the ship was shaking so bad but 180 miles per hour winds and 50-foot seas. >> the cruise ship traveling from bayonne to florida hit a storm that damaged the vessel
during the worst of it the captain explaining to the 6,000 passengers that wind speeds were higher than was forecasted. >> it's moved from being this to what you see here in 24 hours. >> he did tell us in the beginning we were going to go into bad weather but he thought he could get around it. >> that's where the lawsuit comes in. one man says he was thrown around his cabin hit his head and fell unconscious without adequate medical help on board. the suit says royal caribbean was neglect in choosing to sail through the storm. we spoke to company officials. >> it should never have happened. we are reviewing everything we did and looking for any possible way to improve our processes. >> this may be the first of many suits but one passenger just wanted to put all of this behind them. >> i'm not going to hold it against them. i'm just never going to cruise again. >> the national transportation
still investigating and as of yesterday royal caribbean officials hadn't seen a lawsuit mary and chris? >> thank you. still to come a warning about a wrestling coach who worked in several schools across the tristate area. >> she's an absolute disgrace to our community. >> and this woman once was arrested for offering sex from her hot dog truck. the new service that has people speaking out. and he lost several fingers in a fireworks accident. why jason pierre paul is suing a major television network. and still a lighter coat and small umbrella. i don't think you'll need the sunglasses.
and have the forecast coming up. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. we are going to bring you the latest on the damage across our area. 5:12, 53 degrees. what about today, john. >> it's better. vastly better. still a few left over showers and then tomorrow freezing. wind chills in the teens and 20s tomorrow. a strong wind, that cold air mass takes over and keeps in during the course of the day today. so in the city we are catching our breath. you check in with andrea and janelle.
is flying around. the air quality is great, visibility is spectacular but it's a headache kind of day and flooding issues in just a second. mostly cloudy 53. mild south wind at 7 taking that over the 50 plus last night. look at moorestown, sussex and middletown at 58. it is mild and warmer up state than it is here. 56 in albany, 57 in philly but charleston, west virginia at 34. this is the turn around. the cold air will wing it's way in on a west wind and northwest reenforcing tomorrow. once again fun with statistics, 60 goes down in the books as a high at midnight. your extremes for the day.
a mix of sun and clouds and then sunset at 5:42. these winds really feeling it in long island as the storms gained strength but we did have 50 miles per hour winds for much of new jersey. laguardia was at 55, stony brook was at 67 for a peak wind gust. and these totals as promises one to three inches and that's exactly what played out. white plains about an inch and a half. look at pough keep see. two and a half inches of rain. lingering flooding concerns. a warning in the bright green flood advisory for bergen and rockland county. middle stone and the river moderate flooding but do be mindful of that it's going to be an issue around the area. the rest of the day the showers will pin wheel in and then we have the cold air just waiting
to mid 50s for a good part of the day but it drops dramatically feeling like the teens and 20s tomorrow. lots of left over headaches. go through the list alex. >> check it off right john. berkley heights an accident blocking the right lane at exit 44. we also have flooding at exit 57 in newark. scotch plains route 22 closed westbound at park avenue. more flooding there. and westbound at king george and green brooke township. in bridge water chimney rock road is closed due to fallen power cables in the area. mass transit is on or close to schedule right now but the mta has tweeted out that riders need to allow extra travel time. when we get official alerts i'll let you know but plan accordingly. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex thank you.
street after the wet weather causes manholes to explode. did you see that in the distance? in this cell phone video you can see the cover flying several feet into the area. under ground electical wires mixed with salt rain and snow sparked a blast yesterday morning near elizabeth avenue and 7th street. first responders evacuated 20 buildings. luckily no one was hurt. new york defensive and jason pierre paul is suing epsn and adam shelter who improperly obtained his medical chart from a hospital and posted it on twitter to show he had a right index finger after a suit in july. his privately was violated. >> accused of sexually
police in three counties are. they are being asked to find out if their children had any 18-year-old volunteer wrestling coach. you see him in this video school wrestling. he sexually abused a young teenage boy he met while mentoring kids in a program. >> it's alleged the 18-year-old male suspect has basically lured a young male into sexual acts through social media snap chat as well as some other forms of social media. >> he participated in programs with kids not only in rockland but also westchester and bergen counties. the so-called hot dog hooker is making headlines on long island. >> four years ago she pled guilty to selling more than just hot dogs. now neighbors say she has a new offer.
carolyn has the story from east rock away. >> if i was a belly dancer would you put me behind bars. >> even in the ring kathy lounges about in her front yard clinging to a large pillow offering a topless lap dance inside her home. she says it's no different than what goes on in strip clubs. >> one lap dance is what you get. >> there is no seven and claims she takes donations. 40 years ago the mother of four boys earned her nickname after pleading guilty to offer sex to under cover officers from a hot dog stand awas shut down. >> she's an absolute disgrace to our community. it's more a matter of mental illness than anything else. >> neighbors have long complained now outrages their kids read her sign as she lays barely dressed. >> we have young impressionable
we can't have a woman like this flashing herself and posting signs like this in a residential area. >> this isn't a sign. it's a pillow, look. >> despite her claims police have issued a warning to scalia not to post any signs offering illegal services on her property. nassau police have stepped up patrols to see if the hot dog hooker is running an illegal adult cabaret from outside her home. >> we are going to change it. the hot dog hooker of the town. we change it to the hot dog honey. >> new nickname or not officials are monitoring the neighbor's complaints. in east rock away long island carolyn gusoff cbs 2 news. >> time now 5:19. still to come trouble in new jersey and the foul act by the birds. >> that's the response you never saw coming. a message in a bottle leads to
traffic and weather on the 2's. >> i love ray charles. what a beautiful morning compared to yesterday. we are still dealing with headaches from the storm. 53 south wind at 7. feels great temperature wise out the door. a few showers to deal with. it's still a big major storm causing all kinds of travel headaches into parts of central pennsylvania and upstate new york. 53 around mid day, colder this afternoon. windy as well 33 feeling like the 20s and teens overnight. it's a busy morning right now right alex? >> you are right john and the alerts continue to roll in. let's first in glen head route 25a is closed in both directions due to a fallen tree there and also glen road closed northbound as well and engelwood cliff fallen power cables at palisade avenue.
parkway and be safe don't text back to you. let's talk sports. the knicks had the best chance at a win and would all come down to the last shot. >> otis livingston has the sports update, good. >> good morning everyone from tampa florida. knicks on the road last night taking on the pacers and paul george carved up new york for a game high 27 points 15 of which in the fourth quarter. knicks have a chance to tie on the final possession went to carmello anthony capping it off with an air ball in the game. the knicks lost 13 of 15. 108-105 the final. that's your cbs 2 sports update. so a glass bottle drifted for nearly two and a half years make it's way to staten island to the shores of france. >> the 3600-mile journey is uniting two artists from
the message in a bottle. >> it's the e-mail this brooklyn painter never expected to get. >> the bottle arrived perfect covered with shells. >> the glass bottle he crafted in 2013 made it's way across the atlantic onto the shores of western france. >> it makes you feel like there's a weird return on investment of hard work. >> george threw 19 glass bottles into water ways all over the country. the one that reached france was tossed right here. >> each inside a letter and piece of art work. only 7 had been found. he thought the rest were launched at sea until this french couple and their correspondence is a daily affair. >> they have invited me over there. it's great. they sent pictures of their dog
>> she's an artist herself making the find special. he was using the bottle to raise awareness about the trash killing birds in the ocean and knows it is resonating. >> i may do some this weekend. >> an art project making it's way around the world. >> great story. >> fantastic. >> think about that getting all the way to france. >> 5:26. up next a new incentive to live closer to work. plus team coverage of the damage affect the storm.
but first a look at road conditions for your morning commute. janelle burrell behind the wheel of one of our mobile 2 units out on the road for us. >> good morning to you chris and mary. so far so good making our way south on route 17 heading towards fort lee, new jersey at this hour. the roads completely clear. we know there are some secondary streets with isolated flooding but 17 as we've been driving here this morning no problems at all. but what a difference a few hours makes.
heavy down pour that led to quite a few accidents here on route 17 but this morning it's looking much better. >> drenching down pours soaking the tristate area well into the night. ponding turning water logged roads into splash pools like here in new jersey at route 1 southbound raymond road. then there were the winds powerful gusts snapping trees like this 50-footer collapsing onto the deck of a family's home as they ate dinner. >> all of a sudden boom it was like the sky falling. thundering, bigger than thundering noise. >> the massive branches leaving a hole in his house. at laguardia airport the wind sent a construction barrier tumbling into the window of this cab smashing the glass the driver uninjured. and in westchester county crews work to clean up the smoky
fell onto the wet roadway. now back live again from route 17 to 4 east here in port lee new jersey so far so good as we get into the thick of the morning commute. we are told there's still quite a number of outages across new jersey because of the storm. about 15,000 homes without power. reporting live this morning from mobile 2 janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> time now 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. it would be getting a little warmer than what we--a little cooler i should say. >> yeah. >> the other thing about driving around this morning is like the little branches, bags of trash, stuff flying around so it's kind of an obstacle course. major roadways where the drainage is adequate and sufficient you are in good shape but there are going to be headaches out there.
wind so it is confusing. 60 at midnight, 53 now. hang onto the 50s for a good part of the day but the cool air to the west starts to filter in by this afternoon. getting home from work into the 40s and the possibility of a stray shower in the mix as well. so with the wind overnight you really are going to feel that drop. in fact it will feel like 36 around 9 and below freezing tomorrow morning. i mean really cold. >> refreshing change thanks john. >> let's get to the commute this morning. >> john said it best, the secondary streets we have flooding as well in berkeley heights there's an accident blocking the right lane at route 78 eastbound at exit 44. also seeing ponding blocking the lane eastbound at exit 57 in newark. scotch lanes route 22 park avenue due to flooding and again westbound at king george road and green brooke township. chimney rock road closed at
power cables through the area. just some of the many alerts. be careful and safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> allen thank you. more on the wild weather that left a path of damage and destruction. >> andrea grymes joins us live where several homes are damaged. >> chris and mary this one behind me an enormous tree fell overnight. see the extent of the damage this family will have to deal with today. we also have video we shot a short time ago that gives you a closer look. this is 21 chicago avenue here. this tree came down in this wild weather overnight. we are told at least a woman was home at the time. there were people, a family inside at the time. luckily no one was injured. we spoke a short time ago with a neighbor on the block who describes the storm overnight.
like they say. it was lightning very hard. and i did hear a loud bang last night and i wasn't quite sure what it was. i thought it might have been the garbage can. >> no word of tornadoes coming here but this is the scene on new hampshire road where high tension power lines fell on two cars around midnight. those two cars completely destroyed and no one was injured. back out here live where this tree fell on this home on chicago avenue. we are told a pseg long island is dealing with about 34,000 customers across long island this morning without power. about 22,000 in nassau. 11,500 customers in suffolk. reporting live this morning andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you. charges against five teenage boys in brooklyn are set to be dropped after the woman at the center of the case has a different and disturbing story
prosecutors now believe the 18- year-old woman was in a brownsville park last month drinking with her father who she's been separated from most of her life. the two were being intimate when the group saw what was going on. one or more of them joined in. the attorney represents one of the xiong rated teenagers. >> he can finally go back to some normalcy of his life. you can only imagine at 15 the trauma and embarrassment. >> the young woman is troubled and victim advocates are working to provide her help and support. happening today a class action lawsuit filed against royal caribbean earlier this month a vacation at sea turned into a nightmare for passengers abhorred a new jersey based cruise ship. >> they never should have sailed into the storm. >> one man says she was
the proper medical attention after being thrown by rocky seas suing royal caribbean claiming the captain was neglect when he sailed into a storm. >> waves surging over 30 feet sent furniture and passengers dumb baling during a chaotic four day trip earlier this month. >> we all thought we were going to die. >> the ship hit a storm that damaged the vessel and made for scary conditions. >> the ship was shaking so bad but with 180 miles per hour winds and 50-foot seas. >> during the worst of it the captain explaining to the 6,000 passengers wind speeds were higher than forecasted. >> in 24 hours it's moved from this to what you are seeing here. >> he did tell us in the beginning we were going to go into bad weather but he thought he could get around it. >> that's where the lawsuit came in. one man was thrown around the cabin hit his head and fell ub
medical help on board. royal caribbean was neglect in choosing to sale through the storm. --sail through the storm. we spoke to company officials. >> it should never had happened. we are reviewing everything we did and are looking for improving processes. >> this is the first of many and one passenger just wanted to put all of this behind him. >> i'm not going to hold it against them but i'm never going to cruise again. >> they received a refund and half off discount for their next cruise but that is not enough. royal caribbean has not commented on the suit and they have not seen the lawsuit yet. mary and chris. >> thank you. you see the ship sitting behind it. looks so pretty. not on 40-foot waves. >> wow. 5:38 coming up getting paid for a shorter commute to work. why some employees are moving closer to the office.
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>> send your complaints my way. breaking news in queens where a fishing boat has run aground and the rescue effort turned into an emergency as well. five coast guard members were sent into the water where their vessel over turned. those coast guard members all made it safely to shore. the fishing vessel is still in
we have no word on injuries. we will continue to follow it for you. >> in other news more turkey troubles in new jersey wild turkeys attacked a mail carrier. >> and now the birds are trying to break into a house. a couple heard loud banging and saw wild turkeys trying to breakthrough the glass door. the homeowner takes chased them away. last week the post office called 911 to see turkeys turn on a mail carrier. the police officers sounded a siren and the turkeys took off. >> there you have the rest of the turkey story. now john has the weather. >> there's a lot of critters. driving in this morning be deer were getting tossed around by the storm as well. let's show you the city catching our break. we are going to see sun mixed with clouds and a passing shower later today. still a big storm. it stretches all the way out to the great ones.
of the south at 7. winds shift during the course of the day. a stronger west wind will help to usher in the cooler air. right now mild out there. 55 in madison down from last hour. still look at it. 56 about 54 abhorred the jersey shore. 60 the high for today technically at midnight. 44 the normal. now we'll still be above normal this afternoon. we won't be tomorrow. we'll be quite a bit below normal and that will be by that cold breeze tomorrow. sun up 6:37, sunset at 5:32 but we are looking ahead. spring is so close we still got to wait 24 days away. it's going to be a relatively nice weekend sunday into monday numbers well above normal again. a few showers in our area. yes. a few more this afternoon. possibly yeah. i mean the dew points are lowered with that west northwest wind but also serving
take the little umbrella. don't think we'll tap into the snow and the city flurry can't be ruled out tonight. with the rain one to three on average in the area a flood warning in the blue all the way down to the state line. parts of connecticut as well trimming a bit of it into the hudson valley. too much water yesterday so the millstone, the river key concern with this advisory. so there goes the low. you've got a spot shower, the changing wind, cold air waiting to take over. it succeeds tonight into tomorrow. tomorrow in fact wind chills well below normal. i mean it feels like the 20s tomorrow. so you need that full winter gear. then saturday starts with a cool morning but then we start to see warmer air start to filter in for your sunday looking and feeling pretty good. today still some left over wet weather because of that big area of low pressure and blustery. changing winds south west then
these cooler readings a big drop tomorrow not even 40 degrees feeling colder and around 40 for a high on saturday. low to mid 50s sunday into monday. but with the rain and wind from yesterday still you have to leave extra time this morning. >> you are right john absolutely. in glen head closed in both directions due to a fallen tree and closed northbound in the area as well. englewood cliffs closed in both directions so stick with the parkway as your alternate. mass transit is on or close to schedule but riders should allow extra travel times following weather related issues and a rider tweeted me from cold springs saying they have power outages at the station but trains are still running so if you have alerts out there please let me know. want to make sure everyone stays up to date.
don't text and drive. back to you. >> thanks. the city emerges in a legal battle over salt warning by the national restaurant association claiming the labels violate the first amendment. under the rule restaurant owners must post a salt shaker icon next to meals that exceed 23-milligrams of sodium more than 15 locations nationwide and could be fined up to $600. the law goes into effect next week. futures are lower after modest gains on wednesday after the price of crude ail turned higher. the dow jones gained 53 points nasdaq by 39 around s&p by 8. some employers are paying for you to move closer to work but would you take the money and move. >> commuting takes on average more than six hours a week total. for wayne downing traveling
more than that. >> maybe an hour and 20 minutes. >> that's one way. he'd much rather spend less time on the rails. >> do you think you'd work more if you had to commute less. >> yeah i won't be as tired. >> many companies know that's the truth and are offering incentives for employees to move closer to work. offering money to move is a win, win for employers. >> they are getting more time out of you and it's a great public relations for the company because it looks generous. >> the office in new york city offers monthly housing to employees. >> $300 a month if you live 15 minutes from the office or if you live 30 minutes or under we offer $150. >> jacquelyn of north well health says she would advise her patients to take the money and move if it works for them. >> it allows them time to
locher overall stress level. >> she emphasizes recould you saying time means healthier living. >> your things like risk of colon cancer goes up. >> jamie any amount of money move for your job absolutely how much would it cost. double my salary. >> money to get you moving closer to work. vanessa murdock, cbs 2 news. >> also tells the companies who offer incentives do sell on an annual basis 5 to $10,000 up front. would you know if someone calling or texting you was an imposter? the term spoofing recently made headlines after ed mangano claimed he was hacked so we wanted to find out what it's really capable of. >> it's difficult to do but not impossible to do and that's the point we need to get across is
lives are being destroyed because of this. >> from fake texts to someone changing their voice many people say it's happened to them or they've used it themselves. tonight at 11 cbs 2 has what you need to know about digital deceit. coming up the next ways you can express your feelings on facebook. >> and when we return love and fitness. the benefits of taking your date to the gym instead of dinner and a movie. >> but first the school board the knicks in indianapolis and
news in the fight against pan decree jacee cancer. they discovered the disease can be targeted with excellent results. the study publicked identifies four types of cancers and it's very difficult to treat. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. john good morning. >> good morning everybody. pretty skies waiting and a fetch more showers later. interesting it's 53 right now 53 this afternoon and that will be early this afternoon because it will cool down after that. tomorrow morning wind chills between 15 and 25 then warming things up for the weekend. 40 on saturday, 53 feeling good on sunday. feeling busy right now right alex? >> man john it just continues. if you are taking mass transit no issues but riders should allow extra travel time due to weather related issues.
the port jefferson branch where power is out at the station. trains are still running but you are going to face issues like this. be safe don't text and drive. over to you. >> alex thank you so much. what would you rather do on a date dinner and a movie, loud club or break a sweat and really get to know someone. it helps clear your mind of clutter ups your happiness factor and rev up your sex drive so if you do choose this i may have the place for you. mean brynn owner and operator of refine method which has been around since 2010 and with locations around the city this former new york city ballet dancer is one of the leading love connectors. >> it's the level we offer so if you are athletic or new to
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on cbs 2 news this morning. it is 6:00, 53 degrees on thursday february 25. heavy rain moving out of the area but the wind is going to pack a punch and mild temperatures expected to drop. good morning i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. here's your morning news to go. >> a breaking news situation in queens where the fishing boat has run aground and turned into an emergency as well. five coast guard members were sent into the water when the vessel over turned. they all made it out safely and there were several fishing crew members on the boat. so far no word of injuries. powerful winds snapping trees, power lines down and tens of thousands of customers
a downed wire caused a car to burst into flames. the heavy wisheds knocked over a tractor trailer on the george washington bridge and has left some roads flooded and closed. live with team coverage in just a moment. >> he can go back to normalcy in his life. >> charges dismissed against five teenagers accused of raping a woman in a park after the alleged victim admits she lied. at least one cruise ship passenger is fighting back this morning after a terrifying journey on the high seas. the royal caribbean boat sailed through a violent storm. others could soon join the case. >> they've invited me over to france. >> a message in a bottle sent by a brooklyn man found two years later but it wasn't the only bottle he left drifting in the water. [ music ] and a touching tribute to
night's britt awards and now celebrating a huge night with many awards. >> first our average the storm team coverage monitoring the damage on long island navigating the roads and watching traffic. >> first john elliot kicking off traffic and weather on the 2's. john? >> conditions have improved and we are dealing with residual problems and a flood warning to the west. more of a process under way dealing with drainage after two to three inches of rain you are going to see it throughout the day into tomorrow. mostly clear and 53 in the city. really pretty sky. that said a few passing showers wrapping around this low. the low is not done with just yet. the low will also serve to shift the winds and usher in cooler temperatures even by this afternoon. it's likely--well i'm sure it's warmer now than it will be after you get out of work and some folks after they get out
we'll see for the remainder of the day. what are you going to see as far as getting to work? lots of headaches right alex? >> and taillights. if you are traveling in both directions closed due to a fallen tree and glen cove road closed northbound through the area. newark still has flooding lingering on route 78 blocking a lane eastbound. fedex at 57 we have a lane blocked westbound on route 22 at king george road in green brooke township also in bridge water chimney rock road closed in both directions at thompson avenue due to a fallen power cable reported through the area. alternate side in effect be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> now to long island where residents are cleaning up after being hit hard by the severe weather. >> live where several homes have been heavily damaged. andrea. >> chris and mary this one home behind me is the worst we've seen in the after math of the storm.
that fell onto this home here on chicago avenue overnight. we are told there were people inside at the time but luckily no one was injured. now that the sun is just about starting to come up the sky is brightening you can see the contrast between the tree and the sky and the extent of the destruction here. we spoke with a neighbor earlier this morning who told us the storm sounded horrible overnight. >> sounded like a freight train actually going through like they say with the tornado so i don't know if it was a tornado or not. it was lightning very hard. and i did hear a loud bang and wasn't sure what it was. i thought it was a garbage can. >> no word of any tornadoes coming through here. this video is from new hampshire road also here we are told high tension power lines came down falling on two cars causing the fires. both of these cars were
this hammond around midnight. luckily no one was injured but back out here live again where this tree fell onto this home on chicago avenue. as for power outages p sec long island recording 37,000 customers. 12,000 customers without power this morning in suffolk. reporting live in long island andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you. now let's get a live look at conditions on the area roadways. >> janelle burrell live along new jersey route 17 in saddle river this morning. janelle good morning. >> hey good morning to you mary. we actually started on route 17 but we have slowly made our way back into the city. right now we are in queens on the grand central parkway heading eastbound. so far through our drive we've noticed the roads still wet from yesterday but the conditions much better than
several accidents in new jersey because of that heavy rain overnight. >> drenching down pours soaking the tristate area well into the night. ponding turning water logged road into splash pools like here in south bruns wick new jersey at route 1 southbound and ray pond road and then there were the winds. powerful gusts snapping trees like this 50-footer collapsing onto the deck of a family's home as they ate dinner. >> all of a sudden boom boom boom it was like the sky falling. thundering, bigger than thundering noise. >> the massive branches leaving a hole in his house. at laguardia airport the wind sent a construction barrier tumbling into the window of this cab smashing the glass, the driver uninjured. and in westchester county crews work to clean up the smoky scene after live power lines
east on the grand central parkway in queens. the roads a bit damp and a parkway in queens. the roads a bit damp and a little bit of fog as you head out for your morning commute this morning. at last check in new jersey where we were showing you images of 15,000 customers still without power this morning. reporting live from mobile 2 janelle burrell cbs 2 news. thank you. happening today a passenger who was abhorred that new jersey cruise ship sailing through a violent storm is filing a lawsuit against the cruise line. screaming winds and 30 to 40- foot waves sent passengers dumb baling. he says he was knocked unconscious. after the nightmare passengers received a cruise refund and some are never getting on the ship again. a man accused of robbing an apartment in the bronx. investigators released images on the suspect back on february 12 at 1:30 in the afternoon. he broke into the apartment and made off with electronic equipment. coming up a warning about a youth wrestling coach who has volunteered in three counties. plus lock your windows. the search for a suspected burglar in queens and police say he's not coming through the front door. and what is james corden and jenna dewan tatum up to. and school delays. some kids getting a little extra sleep but generally dry out the door. still on the mild side. passing shower here and there during the day and blustery and cooler this afternoon. class is in session.
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we are following breaking news in queens where a fishing boat has run aground and the rescue effort has turned into an emergency as well. five coast guard members were sent into the water when a vessel over turned. coast guard members made it safely. several crew members were there but the ship is still stuck in the mud. 6 to 8-foot waves. monitoring the situation and no word on injuries. we do have crews on the way to the scene and will bring you
the weather system moving through the northeast caused severe damage in virginia when a tiny town was hit by a tornado. at least four people were killed. tornadoes were reported in north carolina while heavy rain sparked power outages across the northeast. flooding a big concern this morning. some areas saw nearly three inches of rain after a strong line of thunderstorms made it's way into the area last night. the rising waters got high enough to swallow vehicles. drone footage out of florida shows the after effects of the sizeable ef3 tornado in pensacola. you can see totaling cars and trucks and suvs and wiping out entire apartments. the storm ripped off walls and tore off roofs exposing everything inside. it's time for traffic and weather on the 2's. john elliot has the forecast.
on facebook morris hills regional school district a two hour delay for the high school because of no power so check for that. i'm sure this is being played out around the area where there's a power impact multiple delays a couple of hours so thanks for that. and the kids are like yeah i'm getting a nap. i think the elementary school is still up and running so check. 52 for the north shore. i know for a fact good old reliable bruce has power and is getting observations using batteries in the weather center he has at his place. and kristy says 52 commenting a 10-degree temperature jump in 30 minutes really warm into parts of the hudson valley. and bob i appreciate that i love history. first tunnel under the hudson in 1908. i was there.
justin lewis my producer and i commenting on how beautiful it is out there. if you can take a second and soak it in. with the rain the air is crystal clear, really pretty but we are going to see changes in the skies and passing showers to deal with. 53 misleading. it may be 53 at lunch time. colder getting home from work just in the 40s. right now it is 51. starting to see cooler air around otisville 45, 52 for the jersey shore still. you can see quiet now but a few showers trying to push through warren county into sussex as well and still dealing with it. here's the low. there's the line of thunderstorms it pushed through and caused all of the damage but here's the cold. blizzard conditions and more snow as far south as virginia where they had killer tornadoes yesterday. we tap into some of that but the passing shower during the course of the day between now
line of showers and light rain. then the breeze will shift. a sense of that from the south to the south west and more to the west and northwest and you really feel it. friday day you are going to see wind chills just in the teens and 20s with a high of 38. 53 through mid day but cooler after work that's the process. very cold tonight. brisk and bright saturday. pretty comfortable for your sunday. about a quarter after 6 and if you can factor a little extra time to get there this morning right? >> you are right john. we've been stressing power outages in the area and now in pleasantville be really careful the ramps you need to get there safely so be aware of this alert. also fallen power cables have closed in both directions at palisade avenue. stick with the parkway as your alternate. we do have changes to mass
between greenwich because of over head wire damage. all of the others on or close to schedule but anticipate minor weather delays because of issues. don't text and drive. >> alex thank you. a manhunt for a burglar in two apartments. >> police say this is the man they are looking for in connection with a string of burglaries in queens. he knows the suspect broke into his apartment on sanders avenue because a grocery bag and loot the man is carrying in this surveillance video belongs to him. >> he took two computers, some of my girlfriend's cameras and unreplaceable jewelry. >> they weren't home on february 8 when the burglar scaled this fire escape up to the third floor forcing open the bathroom ball window. >> when i saw everything was
>> chris knows the feeling, among three in an apartment building burglarized by this same man. on new years eve afternoon the burglar climbed this fire escape broke in through a kitchen window and took off with his wife's jewelry. >> we turn around and look at her dresser and it was rummages through. my wife panicked and started freaking out and we realized somebody had been in the house. >> police believe the same suspect is responsible for five break ins here in the regal park area and is breaking into most of the apartments during daylight hours. >> it was definitely very violating. definitely we still live with a heightened sense of awareness. >> and a heightened security system. they now have new window locks and alarms to make sure they are not victimized again. in regal park queens hazel sanchez cbs 2 news. >> police do have evidence that could directly link the suspect
he left his hat at the crime scene. in rockland county a wrestling coach is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boys and they want to know if there are any other victims. parents need to find out if they had suspicious alone time with the coach. you see him in the video wearing black and orange. he sexually abused a young teenage boy he met while mentoring kids in a youth program. >> an 18-year-old male suspect had basically lured a young male into sexual acts through social media. snap chat as well as on some other forms of social media. >> he participated in programs with kids not only in rockland but also westchester and bergen counties. still no word this morning on when new jersey governor chris christie will resume taking questions from the media.
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still have to deal with unsettle weather today. beautiful skies but the wind is going to shift. 53 right now. that may be as warm as we'll be the remainder of the day. warmer in new york right now than houston and new orleans. that cold air is going to head our way. don't forget a few passing showers as well so an umbrella ally one more day. >> it was hot out this morning. 56 degrees. >> how about traffic today. >> so discussing all of those power outages effecting the roadways as well wanted to discuss you need to be careful. traffic lights are not operating on the parkway a busy commuting area so take your time as you make your way here. also power cables in both directions. stick with the palisades parkway. mass transit seeing 15 minute delays in both directions on the new haven line because of
other lingering issues on the other line. no official delays. alternate side in effect city wide and don't text and drive. >> alex thank you. the knicks had the best chance to win since the all star break and would come down to the last shot. >> otis livingston has the update. >> good morning from tampa florida the rangers islanders and devils all on the road. so are the nets. the knicks on the road last night taking on the pacers and paul george carved up new york for a game high 27 points 15 of which came in the fourth and final quarter. knicks have a chance to tie on the final possession. carmello anthony caps it off with an air ball to end the game. 108-105 the final. that's your cbs 2 sports update. >> looks so nice. >> beautiful. >> time now for the two talkers.
toughest choreographer in los angeles. >> and adele has a big night at britt music awards. >> keep watching we've got more. if adele needed any more afor your information for her latest album she got it last night. >> the winner is for the best british singer goes to hello, adele. [applause] >> she's the big winner at the britt awards the british version of the grammys four awards including best artist best single and best album for 25. smash hit on both sides of the atlantic and grammys we think next year she just missed the cutoff for hello. >> what is she going to do with all of this money? >> a year of awards. >> absolutely. >> that was simon on stage. >> going to see them in concert at barclays. >> that was my first concert. i love it.
theater and i don't mean chris. james corden can sing but can he dance too? last night he took on one of his biggest challenges to date with the help of dancer jenna dewan tatum. >> are you ready? >> yeah. >> and it's time for toddlerography. >> toddler what? >> they match the moves of toddlers. and as you can see it was not easy keeping up with these little tiny dancers. the flail kick is one of my favorites quite honestly. [laughter] >> you have to watch it in it's entirety. >> thank you alex. time is now 6:36. coming up following breaking news in queens where a rescue effort has turned into a coast guard emergency. now charges dismissed
6:30, 53 degrees on thursday february 25. tristate area trying to clean up this morning. >> severe storms knock down power lines on long island leaving thousands without power. the winds brought down a tree and falling onto the street in queens. we begin with breaking news where a fishing boat has run aground and a rescue effort is under way. five coast guard members were sent into the water when their vessel over turned. they all made it safely to shore. there were several crew members able to get off the fishing ship but it is still stuck on the mud. another vessel is on the scene and reports six to eight foot waves complicating the issue. no word of injuries and a crew is on the way bringing you the
now to the weather that went through our area. >> andrea? >> chris and mary people on long island have been describing insane winds overnight and you could see the after math of that. take a look at this home behind me here on chicago avenue. this enormous tree just completely uprooted nearly the here overnight. we are told at least one woman was home at the time but luckily no one was injured. we spoke with a neighbor earlier this morning who said the storm just sounded crazy. >> sounded like a freight train going through like with the tornadoes so i don't know if it was a tornado or not. it was lightning very hard. night. and i wasn't quite sure what it was. garbage can. >> no word of any tornadoes coming through here. this video is from new hampshire road also here in
tension power lines came down falling onto two cars and both of them caught fire, completely destroyed. but again in this case luckily no injuries. looking at this tree that fell onto this home. there are about 37,000 customers without power this morning the worst in nassau 24,800. one viewer in garden city sent me a message saying the winds were some of the worst he had sandy. >> thank you. the 2's. let's get over to john. >> tell you what we were watching winds well in excess of 60 miles per hour and prompted the advisories watches and warnings yesterday. a severe thunderstorm. again one of the perameters is the 16 miles per hour threshold and we did certainly have that with the library line of storms
clear skies and 53 degrees awaiting changes. clouds race by and the winds shift with the possibility of a passing shower today. 53 by the way probably as warm as we'll be today. we'll see cooler air start to filter in by this afternoon. quite cold tonight. we'll talk more about those details in a bit but after the storms it's going to be a slow go this morning. >> you are right on the roads and the rails. first begin with our live drive student on hudson two lanes blocked southbound due to flooding there. also an accident in the area so stick with navigating around this. also in pleasantville traffic lights are not operating on the ramps on and off the saw mill due to power out yangs and in englewood cliff fallen power lines has roads closed at palisades avenue stick with the parkway for a smoother commute. expect 15 minute delays in both
and over head wire damage. alternate side parking in effect city wide today, be safe don't text and drive and so far everything is reported as on or close to schedule. but check with carrier for lingering issues from yesterday's storm. chris and mary? >> allen thank you. now a live look at conditions on the roadways. >> behind the wheel of mobile 2. how is it looking out there? >> hi good morning to you mary and chris. not too bad so far this morning. i know we started in new jersey on route 17. we are now on the nassau expressway in queens where the roads are damp but everything here. huge difference compared to what we were seeing after last night night's heavy down pours. >> down pours soaking the tristate area well into the night. ponding turning roads into
then there were the winds, powerful gusts snapping trees like this 50-footer collapsing onto the deck of a new mill ford new jersey family's home as he ate dinner. >> all of a sudden boom like the sky falling. thundering, bigger than thundering noise. >> the massive branches leaving a hole in his house. at laguardia airport the wind sent a construction barrier tumbling into the window of a cab smashing the glass, the driver uninjured. and in westchester county crews work to clean up a smoky scene after live power lines fell onto the wet roadway. >> now back live as we make our way through queens. still damp on the roadways and we should mention there are still some people waking up this morning without power. reporting live from queens in mobile 2 janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> thank you.
boat has run aground and the rescue effort is under way. we have this video for you. five coast guard members were sent into the water when their vessel over turned in the rock aways inlet. coast guard members made it safely to shore. there were several crew members on the fishing vessel able to get off the ship but it's still stuck in the mud. another coast guard vessel reports six to eight foot waves complicating this issue. we will continue to follow it for you throughout the morning. an intersection in queens is closed to traffic this morning after part of a building collapses. this is the scene this morning at broadway part of the facade fell off a building smashing into cars on the street and sidewalk happening last night. luckily no one was hurt. happening today a passenger was abhorred that new jersey based cruise ship and filing a lawsuit against the cruise line. >> and joining us here in
>> chris and mary those passengers on board the anthem of the seas told us the captain was trying to out run this storm. one man who was knocked unconscious is suing the company. >> waves surging over 30 feet sent furniture and passengers tumbling during the four day trip earlier this month. >> we thought we were going to die. >> the anthem of the seas ship traveling from bayonne to california hit a storm and made for scary conditions. >> the ship was shaking so bad. >> during the worst of it the captain explaining to the 6,000 passengers that wind speeds were higher than forecasted. >> in 24 hours it's gone from being this to what you see here. >> he did tell us in the beginning we were going to go into bad weather but he thought he could get around it. >> that's where the lawsuit comes in. one man ball carrier thrown around the cabin by the rocking
unconscious without medical help on board. royal caribbean was neglect in choosing to sail through the storm. we spoke with company officials. >> we are reviewing everything we did and looking for any possible way to improve our processes. >> royal caribbean has not seen the lawsuit. this is being filed as a class- action suit so more passengers may join in on the case. >> thank you. charges against five teenage boys are set to be dropped after the woman in the center of the case has a different and disturbing story about what really happened. prosecutors now believe the 18- year-old woman was in a brownsville park last month drinking with her father from whom she reportedly was separated from most of her life. the da says the two were being intimate and when the group of young men saw what was going on one or more of them joined in. a source tells cbs 2 the woman is troubled.
kidnapping charges after she took a new jersey child to long island without telling her mother. the mother returned to her home to find the two missing after repeated attempts to get the sitter on the phone the mother called police. the baby was evaluated at a local hospital and is reportedly fine. still ahead caught on camera a man at a gas station stop when his pants suddenly burst into flames. >> whoa. and looking for a new job? your search starts here. the industries that are hiring
a kentucky man never thought he'd light up like this with second degree burns after an ecigarette battery exploded in his pants. he had to be sprayed with an extinguisher. >> thank goodness he was okay. >> stop drop and roll. >> i ran like an idiot when i was a kid. my pants burned off. >> let's get back to that story. >> i had burns on my legs. >> yeah but what happened? >> a cinder caught my pants on fire. stop drop and roll. weather is changing. cooler weather evidence of that tomorrow morning with wind chills to cheer you up. it's a chocolate covered nuts day so something to look forward to.
sky is very compelling. beautiful blue skies starting to see clouds fill in. it will be windy today just not as windy as it was yesterday. winds close to 70 miles per hour yesterday not today shifting winds right now 53 in the city. 55 in sparta, warmer in edison. these numbers without exception, 5, 10, 15, 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. tomorrow morning single digit wind chills so a big change. make sure you are ready for it. i do have to leave in the possibility of a passing shower today. don't forget there's a flood warning for north jersey to the west so watching closely and a nice recovery cool saturday but a nice comfortable sunday to look forward to. you can look forward to slow going. >> you are right. first beginning hudson two flooding.
area so go out your of way and stick with it for a smoother ride. traffic lights are not operating properly on and off the parkway power outages in the area so anticipate that. also in englewood cliffs fallen power cables have the route closed in both directions. metro north 15 minute delays on new haven because of over head wire damage and riders need to allow extra travel time across all of the following lines weather related issues. be safe don't text and drive. mary? >> updating the breaking news all morning new video just in from a situation just off the rock aways a coast guard vessel that capsized during a rescue mission for a fishing boat that ran aground. coast guard members were sent into the water when the vessel over turned. those coast guard members all
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>> the reason a new jersey law maker says it only makes sense to lower the drinking age. >> this is what you get. >> the so-called hot dog hooker offering a new service on long island and also would like a different nickname. but first otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning everyone from tampa florida the knicks lost to the pacers 108-105. game tying three off at the buzzer. coming up tonight rangers islanders and devils all on the
suns. are you ready for thursday? >> might be one of our best ever. >> it could be. take a look at the screen. how gorgeous is this thursday morning? take a look at that temperature too. 53 degrees but things are changing. we've got traffic and weather on the 2's but wow spectacular as we take a live look at thursday february 25. the long island woman dubbed the hot dog hooker is in the headlines again. >> lunch and a lap dance is what you get. >> kathy scalia has been lounging in his front yard with a sign offering topless lap
she pled guilty to offering sex to under cover officers from her hot dog stand and now is not offering sex and says it's no different than what goes on in strip clubs. neighbors disagree. >> we have young impressionable children in this neighborhood. we can't have a woman like this flashing herself. >> this isn't a sign. this is a pillow, look. >> more things scalia now wants to be known as the hot dog honey instead. >> that changes everything. time now 6:52. traffic and weather on the 2's now john. >> mary you said it. isn't that just spectacular? obviously an effect of optics but moisture aloft. clouds filling in and wind and showers but not the kind of menacing showers we saw yesterday. you may actually see temperature shouldering into the 50s. this is great. 53 right now.
notice as we work our way through the work day it will be colder when you get out of work than it is right now and then the wind really fills in so you are going to feel it. make sure you are ready for that. some single digit wind chills this time tomorrow morning. it's businessch enough. >> and brake lights. two lanes blocked southbound at avenue due to flooding. also an accident in the area so go out of your way for a smoother ride. also in pleasantville the traffic lights are not operating properly on the ramps on and off of the saw mill river parkway due to power outages through the area and metro north 15 minute delays because of over head wire damage. lirr west hem instead branch delays in both directions due to weather related power problems so give yourself plenty of time. alternate side in effect city wide. don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex thank you.
lower new jersey drinking age. michael patrick carol has introduced a bill to make the legal age st. louis. it makes no sense you can buy a house join the army and not be allowed to purchase a six-pack. >> norah and charlie join us with a preview. >> the latest on the deadly weather along the east coast and all of the major news of the day. plus a texas university where students will soon be allowed to bring guns on campus. fearful professors may change the way they teach. also the dramatic airplane design that could have you based on your size. >> and hope solo and zika virus fears ahead of the summer olympic games. that and more the news is back in the morning see you in a few minutes. >> okay we'll see you at 7.
they headed to assist. several crew members air lifted no one hurt. long island residents creek severe weather. left a damage of construction destruction in nassau counties and homes heavily damaged by trees. suffolk county police releasing surveillance video of the 2014 shooting of a mass gunman shot in the head while he was in the parking lot. >> alex has a look at traffic. >> mary thank you. pleasantville traffic lights not operating due to power outage so anticipate that. also metro north 15 minute delays on the new haven line between greenwich because of over head wire damage. delays averaging 15 to 15 minutes and cancellations in both directions due to weather related problems as well. be safe don't text and drive. john? >> left over problems because
yesterday and more rain in the forecast today. we will see changing skies and a cooler wind by this afternoon. in the city clouds filling in right now catching a break and catch our breath but look to the west. we'll see periods of moderate rain filling in through warren, sussex county. that line holds together. the low still a potent force. you also see all of the snow. we are not going to see snow but cooler temperatures starting tonight with areas north and west of the city seeing wind chills retreating to the low teens tomorrow just 38 for a high. what a turn around. but the nice news is we are going to--i think spruce things up for the weekend. 40 on saturday looking good. feeling better on your sunday. exercise caution. remember flood warning west of the city in effect today. >> john thanks so much. we are going to have an update on the rescue operation under way in the rock aways and weather in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge.
have a great morning. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, february 25th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a dramatic rescue is unfolding after wild weather cap sizes a fishing boat near new york city. powerful storms lead a trail of deadly destruction across the east. is there a bombshell hiding in donald trump's tax returns? mitt romney suggests the billionaire has something to hide. u.s. soccer legend hope solo is in studio 57 for her first interview since raising concerns about zika at the rio olympics. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. a lot of wind whipping. >> this is just, like, not even real.