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it's 4:30, 67 degrees on this wednesday, august 3rd. a nice day on tap, lots of sun, low humidity, highs in the 80s today, good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. first, breaking news in howard beach. the body of what appears to be a 30-year-old woman has been found near a missing after going for a jog. her body was found about four hours later. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from howard beach with more this morning. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, right now detectives are here on scene trying to piece together what happened in the moments leading up to that woman's death. if you take a look behind me, you can see there is a police van in this grassy area here at 161st avenue and 78th street. that 30-year-old woman's family
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didn't return home from jogging. she was found in this grassy area near a bike path around four hours later, around 11:15 last night, just a few blocks from her home, and she was pronounced dead here at the scene. now, investigators say that her death does appear to be suspicious and this brush area where she was found is just across the street from a residential neighborhood where residents this morning say they know, ??you see so close by, it really a shock. really a shock. i feel bad for the parents. she went jogging, you know, and she never, you know, returned home. i think somebody had to find her. >>ed sad and shocking that it's right in your back yard, and if you hear something like this going on, crazy. very sad. >>reporter: again,
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evidence as they try to piece together what happened in this case. so far, though, police have not confirmed the identity of that victim. reporting live this morning from howard beach, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> all right, janelle, thank you. new this morning, a fire ripped through a supermarket in whitestone, queens. four firefighters were injured and taken to the hospital while it trying to contain the blaze at the strawberry farms grocery store on 150th street. it took them about five hours to get it under control. the fdny is in cause of that fire. time now for traffic and weather on the 2s at 4:32. hey, welcome in, john elliot. look at those temperatures, john. >> i know it. it's almost, dare i say, chilly? i didn't say it, but i could. 67 in the city right now with pretty skies. we are going to see high pressure take over today, tomorrow and into your friday as well. scanning the skies, there's not much to show you. we'll expand the view on 2 for you, and you can see it's a big ridge of high pressure. we are anticipating dry conditions right into the weekend.
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temperatures a little shy of what you'd expect today. we'll turn that around over the next few days, but 81 is going to feel like 81. get the sunglasses ready to go, and let's go, let's take save some time too. alex standing by. >>reporter: as you make your way in the bronx, changes for you here. the off ramp from the willis avenue bridge to the northbound major deegan is currently closed. there's an accident there, police are on scene. we'll let you know when that wraps up. also in pleasantville, saw mill river pa directions for ongoing construction. southbound onto grant street and northbound onto marvel avenue. a live look at the george washington bridge. it is construction that blocks a lane in both directions on the lower level. no delays, though, as you make your way to the toll plazas here, the lincoln and hundreds flowing freely for you. -- holland tunnels flowing freeley. be safe, text terks. chris. >> thank you. it's a change that affects all new yorkers, news that commissioner bill bratton is leaving his post. >> bratton will give up his
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by james o'neal. tony iello caught up with both men in harlem last night. >> all the pressure is shifted on him. we'll see how he looks in a day or so. >>reporter: the current and future commissioners, together with mayor de blasio in harlem for the annual night out against crime. >> no one has done more to keep us safe in the entire history of this city than our commissioner bill bratton. >>reporter: for 31 comonts,bills have celebrated significant success, the overall crime rate driven to historic lows, the training revamped to better fit the current climate, but also tragedy, the murder of four cops, the deaths of eric garner and akye gurley and a corruption scandal that took root during the bloomberg administration, but blew up under de blasio and bratton. the mayor gave bratton extraordinary freedom to speak his mind and told him the job was his as long as he wanted it. at 68, bratton has decided a big-bucks gig with regular
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next. while a handful of protesters jeered when he left city hall. [ chanting ] >>reporter: bratton is confident most new yorkers appreciate his legacy. >> i think the legacy is pretty secure about significant crime reduction, overtime, 25 years. i think certainly these three years have been marked by a phenomenal investment by the mayor, city council, into the nypd. >>reporter: he'll be succeeded by a man he's mentored, chief of department james o'neal, spoke of his mom. >> i mentioned my mom earlier, hard to talk about. she really was the one who taught me the ideals of what good cops should aspire to. >>reporter: o'neal will be under pressure to make the transition to community policing work according to criminal justice expert john oturno. >> community partnership and working with them is something that will help with terrorism, it's something that will help
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from writing summons to building relationships. >> in this mile of policing, we give the cops each day time that they're not answering 911 jobs and i think that's an important time, they're going to use it wisely to make sure connectivity is made. >> o'neal says community policing is working with shootings down 20% in the precincts where it's already in place. more nfertion on bratton's new job. he'll be jointing the consulting firm keno. he begins the new position after leaving the nypd in septemb risk division as a senior managing director and executive chairman. the division focuses on issues like cyber security and terrorism advising major corporations. governor cuomo said he was surprised to hear of bratton's departure, but that the city has been lucky when it comes to police commissioners. >> ray kelly and commissioner bratton are probably the babe ruth and lou gehrig of police commissioners, right? i mean, these were really two
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argue between babe ruth and lou gehrig who they like better, but there's no doubt that kelly and bratton really were two of the finest. >> cuomo called bratton a great public servant. new commissioner james o'neal started as a transit officer in 1983. for more on his background and the coming transition, visit cbsnewyork.com. well, this morning police are looking for a suspect in a deadly shooting in a bronx beauty salon. gunfire broke out just before 6:00 last night at the believe fight between two men outside the shop. the suspect followed the victim inside and opened fire. the shooter then took off. the victim has been identified as 29-year-old julio lebron. bricks rained down on a new jersey sidewalk after a roof collapse. it happened in a vacant building on 15th avenue and southeast street in newark yesterday. it brought down part of an upper floor of the building and sent bricks tumbling onto the street. three people were hurt, but we are told their injuries are not
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morning in nassau county. there's an outbreak of the mumps. so far 18 cases have been reported in the long beach area, the majority of the patients in their 20s and 30s. most had been vaccinated, but doctors say this could be a new strain of the virus not covered by the standard mmr vaccine. some patients have the telltale swollen cheeks, but other symptoms may be heart harder to spot. >> you can come in with a headache, low-grade fever, body aches, things that are very similar to the doctors recommend two doses of the mumps vaccine. some people have only gotten one. doctors say it's never too late to get that booster shot. it's now 4:38. still ahead, concern over the zika virus worsens in florida after another person is infected. what authorities are doing there to help fight off mosquitoes carrying the virus. and paying more despite repeat electricity outages. now the frustration over problems that's turning into an outrage in one long island
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and why the worse may now be over -- why the worst may not be over just yet. outside of that, a big ridge of high pressure in our area, how sweet it is. it's a cooler start to the day, great day to look forward to and more to come. traffic and weather coming your way on the 2s. we could brag about what's in new light & fit yogurt. but we'd rather talk about what's not in it. like no artificial colors or preservative ingredients. and with 70 calories... maybe we're kind of bragging?
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phoenix. more rain is expect today in some parts of arizona. okay. it is time for traffic and weather on the 2s. late get rite over to john elliot this morning. johnny. >> you think that thirsty desert would absorb the rain, but it's like cement when it hits it and you see the cars there. nothing like that for us. we had our heavy rain over the weekend, anl now we've -- and now we've got high pressure. 66 how sweet it is for walter oh, and i've gotta consider this. 67 in brooklyn, so faithful as she reports, and it is national watermelon day. enjoy the sweet treat today, and you know what? normally you think watermelon, that's going to keep me cool. today it's just going to feel so good. yeah, that'll make it even sweeter. we actually had a yellow watermelon which was delicious as well recently. serving up a real treat weather
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going to be a tie. oh, by the way, i'm wearing a tie. clear and 67, winds are calm, relative humidity 81%. wow! 55 in monticello. 54 in the hamptons, though, absolutely it's chilly. it's 14 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. i'll tell you what, blowing and drifting snow? no, but it's cooler than it was yesterday, four degrees cooler than it was in the city. dewpoint right now comfortable, 61 in the city, dewpoints in the 50s, so these numbers well. so you have less humidity, it's going to be a comfortable day temperature wise. let's get out there and enjoy t. how about some sun, how about some sun, how about some sun? how about mostly sunny skies and just a cloud or two in the afternoon? 81 your high. so radar and satellite, again, very quiet here. you get a sense of the wind and the high pressure building in, so it's more of a wind out of the north/northeast, and then it'll be north and then, yeah, we are going to see your dry conditions right into friday. i think there'll be more clouds
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pressure, there's more monsoon moisture for the four corners area. i just want to show you the future real quickly because we talk about sun, but there will be afternoon clouds, particularly north and west wednesday afternoon and thursday afternoon. but, remember, we just reviewed the dewpoint, so there's just not enough moisture in the atmosphere at the surface to support showers, so we're going to see nice conditions over the next few days as high pressure builds in, sticks around and then holds on friday into saturday. saturday is going to be a close call, right ar 50/50 chance for a shower or thundershower. maybe midday, as opposed to later in the day, so remember that as you plan your weekend fun. hey, let's plan your morning drive with alex. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning. we have some changes for you already, the off ramp from the willis avenue bridge to the northbound major deegan closed due to an accident. construction blocks two lanes on the eastbound cross bronx expressway on third avenue. delays there are back to
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river parkway closed an detoured in both directions for ongoing construction. southbound, you'll be pushed off onto grant street and northbound marvel avenue. a look at the new jersey turnpike at newark liberty, free, 1 and 9 and the garden state parkway around this area also flowing freeley for you. mass transit, everything on or close to schedule if you're taking new jersey path trains, lirr. alternates are in effect city wide today, be safe, don't text and drive. >> new york's top cop announcing he's real estate retiring next month. he will leave the police department in mid-september. james o'neal will replace bratton. donald trump is refusing to back two republican hoss endorsed him. trump says he will not support speaker paul ryan or senator scwrm in their respective elections. on the democratic side, the ceo of the democratic national committee and two other high- level staffers have now left in wake of the e-mail controversy.
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transmitted by infected mosquitoes in miami-dade, florida, but the new cases was found outside of the winwood neighborhood. aerial spraying will begin today in a 10-square mile area surrounding that zone. power problems on long island, homeowners say electricity in a two-square block area is repeatedly going out, but their bills are going up. it's been especially tough on older residents who have been coping with sizzling hot temperatures this summer. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan has more from nassau county. >> i want out and bought generators. >>reporter: this man shell out $3,000 on backup generators to power his home. 14 outages this year on his street, lasting minutes, hours or even a day. >> if i don't have backup, i gotta throw all the meats out and all of our stuff out of the refrigerator. >>reporter: bills are arriving, but not pscg repair crews to check and maintain lines, he claims >> not good at all. they want to raise the price, but they don't give you
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neighbors on this block complain the other side has electricity when this side goes out. >> terrible. in fact, hi to go across the street from us. they had power. so i had to go and stay over there. >>reporter: josephine has health issues. >> i have aler scwris and if the power goes out, i can't have the humidifier or the air conditioning going. >>reporter: lori leaseman leaseman she's documented the outages and informed the company and the public service commission. >> it was a pr were out four hours. >>reporter: pscg says it is listening and says it inherited a whole host of problems. it is working steadily to replace power poles, using fema funds for storm-hardening work. >> we need to go in an do an extensive tree trimming work to ensure the consistent reliability of power. >> they promise us and once they trim the trees, our problems are all going to go away. not one of these 75 houses believes that. >>reporter: this comes as
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but the utility points out overall bills are still lower than they've been in the past two years. from wantagh, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> pscg says if tree trimming doesn't solve the problems in wantagh, it will then look at the grid and transformer wires in that neighbor. google getting the thumbs up to start testing drone delivers. project wing gets the green light to start flying drones. it exposes the reality of using industry could actually create $83 billion into the u.s. economy. >> and it'll deliver a pizza. we'll wait. 4:48. pokemon on your property? the game leads to an illegal fight in new jersey. but, first, a doggy rescue at a airport. where this guy escaped that landed him in a boat coming up. and we'll get another check on your traffic and weather on the 2s.
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decide to take a little dip in the lake. lake tahoe. despite the presence of people all around. look at the guy on the board in the background. are those three bears? the bears seemed obliffous, played in the water, hopped on the ?0 before heading lp> woods in southlake, intcalifor in the lake tahoe area. all that sand. what a pain that is. traffic and weather on the 2s at >> mom ordered a mimosa, fantastic. so here's the deal, we got some fantastic weather to look forward to. clear and 67 right now in the city. it's so pretty. comfortable morning stroll, i mean, maybe a sweater. good deal of sunshine later today, humidity is even lower. a.c. actually get as break. that'll save you a little doe- rae-me. want to give you an update on what is now earl as
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concerned about this. likely some more strengthening. right now wind 65 miles per hour moving due west at 14. let's get you moving due west right now with alex. >>reporter: ?" good morning, everyone. if you're : the off ramp currently from willis avenue bridge to the northbound major deegan is closed due to an accident. we also have construction blocking two lanes on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway, it's at third avenue. delays here are back to university avenue. some subway changes due to a train with mechanical problems at canal street. we have brooklyn-bound q trains running on the "r" line to dekalb avenue. alternate side parking is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. 4:53 right new. in our next half hour, strangers surround a new jersey home all because of pokemon go. now see what the frustrated homeowner is doing about it coming up. plus we're doing peach pies with a twist. how you can become a chef in today's "dining deal" coming
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it is 5:00, 67 degrees on this wednesday, august 3rd. warm and not as humid today. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. plus one of the most powerful men in new york city steps down. what's behind commissioner bratton's decision to leave as we learn more about the man who will take over the nypd. but, first, breaking news in queens where police say the body of a near a bike path. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we begin with that breaking news. homicide detectives in howard beach are investigating the discovery of a woman's body near a bike path. >> the victim was reported missing after she went out for a jog. her body was found about four hours later. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from howard beach with more this morning. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, investigators have been out here throughout the night combing the scene here for
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me, you can see those police cars now making their way out of this marshy area where that 30-year-old woman's body was found here late last night. this is just off of 161st avenue and 78th street here in howard beach, and we're told this woman apparently routinely jogged in this area. it was around 7:00 last night when she did not return home when her family notified police, and about four hours later, around 11:00 last night, that's gruesome discovery locating her body off of this bike path in this marshy area, just a few blocks from her home. and she was pronounced dead at the scene. >> it's just a shame. you know, it's just a shame. from what i heard, she told the father she was going jogging in the field, and today is one of the days as far as it can go. i guess that's what happened, you know.
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you know? and it's a parent's nightmare to have the police knocking on your door and finding this out, you know? it's not easy. >>reporter: police have not officially confirmed the identity of that victim, that 30-year-old woman, but she did live just a few blocks away from this scene here off of 78th street and 161st avenue. again, police are here on the scene this morning con piece together this investigation. reporting live this morning from howard beach, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you now let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s at 5:02 and bring in john >> thank you, mary. good morning, everyone. high pressure firmly in control over the next few days, so some very comfortable weather, less humidity as well. in the city right now pretty and scanning the skies, nothing to show you. we'll see a few clouds this afternoon north and west. dewpoints at the surface too low for a shower today and tomorrow. could see a little bit of
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yeah, that's down the road. outside right now, though, cool this afternoon, 81, and it's going to feel like 81 too because you're going to see the temperatures match the real feel with those low dewpoints. so really some nice weather to look forward to. what can you look forward to, though, as far as getting there on time? here's alex. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning, everyone. as you make your way in the bronx, we already have some changes for you. a look at our live drive speed map. if you are taking the willis avenue bridge to the northbound major deegan, it is closed we also have some construction as you make your way on the cross bronx. two lanes are blocked on the eastbound side at third avenue. we have delays back to university avenue. if you are traveling in pleasantville, the saw mill river parkway is closed and detoured that. is in both directions as you make your way near exit 29. ongoing construction is lingering there. a live look at one of our huns of cameras from the george washington bridge. you are delay free not only here, lincoln and holland tunnel as well. now, alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. do be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you.
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that commissioner bratton will leave his post next month. cbs 2's andrea grymes joins us live from department headquarters in lower manhattan with more on bratton's departure and his replacement. andrea. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, serving as police commissioner is not exactly a 9:00 to 5:00 monday through friday job. bill bratton says now is the time for him to retire. it's the best decision he says for him and his wife as he takes a job in the private sector. >> let's give him the round >>reporter: mayor de blasio praising bill bratton last night in harlem. >> no one has done more to keep us safe in the entire history of this city than our commissioner bill bratton. >>reporter: this just hours after announcing he's stepping down as police commissioner. the boston native all smiles with his replacement, brooklyn native james o'neal as they all made the rounds during the annual national night out against crime. >> all the pressure is shifted on him. we'll see how he looks in a day
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tenure has been marked by significant progress, overall crime is at historic lows. the department hired more cops, bought more equipment and revamped training, but bratton has also dealt with significant challenges. four cops were murdered, racial tensions have flared and a corruption scandal that started during the bloomberg ?0 blasio and bratton. the commissioner insists that's not the reason he's leaving. >> i'm leaving with i wish i had more time chronologically to stay arn for three or four years. >>reporter: his replacement current chief of department james o'neal, born and raised in east flatbush. o'neal is known as a cop's cop, serving in nearly every uniformed position in the nypd. he started in the early '80s on patrol overnight as a transit officer. >> you learn quickly how to be a cop, how to be aware of your surroundings, how to navigate the maze of subway lines, but most importantly 4a
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through the ranks since then and is the architect of the department's new neighborhood policing program which the mayor touts as a growing initiative to strength eb the relationship between -- strengthen the relationship between police and community. o'neal will have help from ben tucker who's staying on as first deputy commissioner and carlos gomez who's been promoted to chief of department. and they admit they have more work to do bh it does come to -- when it does come to police community relations, especially er and akye gurley. during the tenure, he has a masters degree from john jay of criminal justice. he takes over in mid-september. reporting live outside police headquarters in lower manhattan, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news >> andrea, thank you. commissioner bratton will sit with gayle, norah and charlie. look for his interview beginning at 7:00 a.m. on cbs 2. campaign 2016, hillary clinton campaigns in colorado
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trump is in the midst of a new feud, this time with two powerful gop leaders. the republican presidential nominee is refusing to endorse house speaker paul ryan or senator scwrm. fellow republicans who are both up for re-election this year. >> i've never been a big fan of scwrm, and i just hate the way our veterans have been treated by john and other people. >> this week both ryan and mccain denounced trump for his muslim-american soldier killed in iraq, but they still said they'd support is trump in november. yesterday president obama called trump unfit and woefully unprepared for the presidency. three more top officials at the democratic national committee resigned yesterday following the committee's e- mail hack, and now the effects of the data breach have hit new jersey. governor chris christie says some hacked e-mails shows the dnc wrote statements for new jersey senate majority leader loretta wienberg, criticizing
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trump's campaign. >> i believe they need to be investigated. i think we need to see whether or not taxpayer money was used to advance the dnc's political agenda to attack me right after my re-election. >> last time the wienberg released this response, quote, the dnc did ask in may that i issue a statement related to governor christie. i did not agree to the initial statement, but decided given his history of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds while campaigning across the country for the republican governor's association, it was appropriate doing the same as he traveled in support of donald trump, end quote. one new jersey homeowner has had enough of pokemon go players, and he's taking action. the west orange man is part of a class action lawsuit against the pokemon company nintendo and software developer niantec. jeffrey marter alleges he's had strangers gathering outside of his home, holding up mobile phones as if they were taking pictures. he says at least five people knocked on the door, asking for
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catch the virtual creatures. the game's creators put them there without permission. >> pokemon thing is getting out of hand. >> i don't think it's right if people are trespassing on other people's property. >> the game clearly says not to trespass which has some people wondering why there are poke stops on private property. >> i can see how that would be a little bit annoying. can i use your back yard, pokemon in your pool. time is now nine minutes aft hour. another case of zika in south florida, this time that so-called zika zone. see how officials in new york are preparing so the virus doesn't come here. and an update on complaints about the new jersey dmv, drivers complaining about ongoing computer issues and long lines. now we're talking to governor chris christie about it. well, it's going to be a nice day in new jersey and in the city an in the hudson valley, long island and connecticut as well. you're going to need the shades, sunscreen too. keep it light and comfy, keep it right there. what's better than finding a pokemon? that's coming up after the
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>> $5. >> counterfeit. do you have any more like this? >> wow! >> here's the deal, so you've agot high pressure in control -- you've got high pressure in control. oh! look at that. look at that pretty pink. i tell you, we are going to see some nice skies today, tomorrow, i think even friday. friday, though, there's going to be more humidi look at that. i love that. just makes you want to get out there, put a little sweater on and go for a stroll. but wait until after the show. wins out of northeast at 3. 65 in orient point after heavy rain tomorrow morning. you've got some delightful conditions. 64 in greenwich. hey, you know, if this is your vacation week and it's staycation in connecticut, it's going to be nice today and tomorrow. 67 in rye. look at that, 57 in middletown,
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down to philly, baltimore or d.c., you're in great shape. even into parts of p.a., maybe checking out amish current, the amish experience. it is cooler here along the east coast, in fact, through the lakes as well. high today 81. whoa! that's below normal. yeah, it is. 97 and 55 your records for the day. sun is up at 5:55, sun sets at 8:09 and we are going to see sunny skies all day long, humidity stays in check. so the thermometer is going to lunchtime, it's going to feel like 81 this afternoon. it's very quiet out there right now. high pressure is in control. we're back in business definitely. great day to get out there and enjoy or get some stuff done. nice again tomorrow, just a little warmer. and then friday a little warmer, and a little bit more humidity. that wind out of the southwest ushers in that -- an that does get the atmosphere is ready for some unsettled -- and that does get the atmosphere ready for
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saturday. models indicating a shower or a strong or potentially severe storm. we don't expect widespread activity on saturday and it could be a little earlier in the day, so you fare better saturday night into sunday. but saturday definitely is the busier of your two weekend days. your day today is just great, mostly sunny and pleasant, 81. overnight tonight clear and comfortable, low humidity as well. thursday still very nice. it's still a -- it's feel ago little bit more like august should on friday. you can tell because my voice went up. saturday into su potential for some stormy weather. hopefully smooth sailing for your ride. hi, alex. >>reporter: hey, john we do have changes as you make your way in queens, unfortunately. 150th street closed in both directions between willis point boulevard and 25th avenue. it's due to fire department activity that is under way. we'll continue to update you on this alert. also following up in the bronx where the off ramp from the willis avenue bridge to the northbound major deegan is closed due to an accident there. you can see another indicator. let's take a live look. this is construction blocking two lanes on the eastbound side
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at third avenue. we have delays that extend back to university avenue. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. the zika outbreak in florida has new york state health officials so concerned they're taking aggressive action to keep the virus from spreading here. 15 cases have now been confirmed in the woodward arthur district of miami. the centers for disease control now making sure that this doesn't occur in new york. cbs 2's hazel story. >>reporter: governor cuomo headed underground to get to the root of the sceet-borne zika virus crisis before it has a chance to plant itself here. >> the best way to deal with the crisis is prevent it and to get ahead of it. >>reporter: how do you feel about that sympathying it might come to new york -- thinking it might come to new york? >> it's kind of scary. >>reporter: on any given day, 13 million gallons of water can be found within the city's
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for the first time at the governor's direction, the state department of health and the mta will be using larvae tablets in the subway system to stop the gestation of mosquitoes. >>this is the most aggressive approach the state has take tone combat mosquitoes in the subway system, but the centers for disease control says it's finding some insecticides aren't working. >> that could be because some of the mosquitoes are resistent to those insecticides. >>reporter: the new york larveyicide the state is using is effective and safe. >> the larvaeicide is actually a bacteria. the bacteria ending up killing the mosquito in its development and doesn't cause any harm to animals. >>reporter: the mta says they will regularly patrol the tracks to clean drains and prevent standing water. >> i think it's good. i think preventive measures are better than trying to fix something up after it's all done. >>reporter: more than 500 people have the zika virus in new york now, though no one
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the state is hoping its preventive measures will keep it that way. in midtown, hazel sanchez, cbs 2 news. >> the governor is encouraging all new yorkers to do their part to eliminate standing water on their property. the state is also distributing larvaeicide tablets to any homeowner who requests them. an update now on the nightmare drivers have been facing in new jersey's motor vehicle services offices. computer issues and other problems have forced customers to wait in long lines. cbs 2's christine sloan asked governor christie abou he says new technology isn't working well with the state's older computer system. >> we're so modernized and invested more, it was not catching up to the state's main frame. the state main frame is older. >>reporter: why is it taking so long? >> the legislature and the executive president have to step up to the plate and invest more in our computer technology. >> the governor says he's appointed a new technology drer director and wants to see a plan by next month to see what it will cost to modernize new jersey's computer system.
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along the east and west sides. several new bike stations opened yesterday north of 85th street and more are coming as far north as 110th street. by the end of the year, the city bike system will have more than 600 docking stations and 10,000 bikes. right now you can get $25 a year-long membership. >> they are everywhere. time now 5:19. cell phones are allowing more and more people to give up their land lines at home, but now businesses are doing the same. that story new at 5:30. and new hope for baby born with a life- threatening tumor. the risky operation to save her life. and we will get you another check of your traffic and weather on the 2s coming up
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welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. 66 degrees, a gorgeous start to it is 5:22. it's time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's go to our national treasure john elliot. >> you know who's going to be in the movie, nicholas cage and he's going to play me. yeah, it is beautiful out there right now, 66, wind out of the northeast at 3. i mean, it's actually a little on the chilly side. some stations in the 50s right now. 81 this afternoon in the city. let's go to westport. let's go. let's go up to fairfield an greenwich. it's so pretty. why not? right up there. maybe let's go up to
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around the area. for the weekend, remember, saturday it's a little unsettled, and that's when we see a chance for some thunderstorms midday. sunday shapes up. boy, those water temperatures are coming up nicely as well, if you're planning for the weekend. hey, let's plan your ride an drive with alex. >>reporter: john, thanks. good morning, everyone. as you make your way, unfortunately some changes for you in queens. 150th street that, is closed in both directions between which will its point boulevard and 25th avenue. it's due to police activity, fire department activity in the area as well. in the bronx the off ramp from the willis avenue bridge closed. it's due to an accident. you can see another indicator on this map, let's take a live look. it's showing you that construction that's out there blocking two lanes on the eastbound cross bronx expressway at third avenue. the delays here extend back past now the alexander hamilton bridge. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. do be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex, thanks. the series between the mets and the yankees continues. >> here's cbs 2's steve overmeyer >> well, the subway series shifts to the bronx tonight,
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was a blowout. jay bruce made his mets debut and he was the only starter to go hitless. maybe his presence alone inspired the bats to come alive. the mets not only scored with home run, but a few bloopers here and there. the mets capping seven runs. that's the most in his entire career. the mets even the subway series at a game each. for cbs 2 news, i'm steve overmeyer. havgr getting ready to rescue a baby girl from a massive tumor on her face. >> yeah. groundbreaking medical techniques. cbs 2's dave carlin reports, the life-saving surgery is answering this family's prayers. >>reporter: this corona queens girl with sparkling eyes is sadly too familiar with doctors' offices. sandy diaz was born this way last summer, repeated non- surgical efforts to shrink this giant mass on her face and chin kept failing.
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and risk anynext step. >> god willing she's going to be able to, you know, get rid of this. >> the malformation is all the way through and goes behind the airway. >>reporter: dr. teresa ohe and dr. milton wayne, the surgical dream team for removing the big cluster of lymphatic vessels and fluid. dr. wayneer is world renowned >> anatomically everything is distorted, the nerves are not in the right place. >>reporter: the surgery that will dramatically improve sandy's life involving pioneering medical techniques that weren't around 20 years ago. >> in the olden days, we have to wait for the patient to fully wake up and determine whether or not we've damaged anything irrepresent raably. >>reporter: now advanced electric monitoring shows doctors where the nerves are and how they're responding to surgery. it's expected to take five
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mass. with results doctors hope will be similar to this patient in these before and after photos at 2 and 9 years old. this mother says her four other children are protective and sandy will return to their loving home as a miracle baby. on the upper east east side, dave carlin, cbs 2 news. >> the surgeons are volunteering their skills for the diaz family, saying no child in this condition is ever turned away. wish those dr. simbra, and, of course, that family the es after pictures after the surgery. 5:26. still ahead, health alert, mumps cases on long island and even those vaccinated could be at risk. plus this. >>reporter: the body of a 30- year-old female jogger found along a bike path in howard beach, queens. we'll have a live report from the scene coming up. >>reporter: a changing of the guard at the nypd. coming up more on bill bratton's retirement and the
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police commissioner. [ phone ringing ] and land lines aren't just disappearing from homes. why businesses are now cutting the cord. cbs 2 news this morning
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degrees on this wednesday, august 3rd. grab the shades. we have a beautiful day ahead with highs in the very low 80s. traffic and weather on the 2s coming your way in just a moment. change in command at the top of the nypd. commissioner bill bratton is stepping down. why is he leaving now and who is replacing him? a health alert, a surge in the number of mumps cases on long island. even the people vaccinated are getting it. a woman found dead near a bike path. we'll have a live update from the scene. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking with up us. let's get right to that breaking news in howard beach. the body of what appears to be a 30-year-old woman has been found near a bike path. >> the victim was reported missing after she went out for a jog. her bow was found about four hours later. cbs 2's janelle burrell live from howard beach with more. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, police have been working this scene throughout the night, and
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this woman's body was found late last night. police just confirming the identity of that victim, 30- year-old corrinea betrono who live just a few blocks from the scene which is at 161st avenue and 78th street in howard beach. now, we're told that she routinely jogged along that bike path here along this marsh land. she was reported missing around 7:00 last night, two hours after she went for a this brush. police discovering her body about four hours later. again, just a few blocks from her home where she was pronounced dead here at the scene. again, investigators are telling us that her death does appear to be suspicious. neighbors who live nearby say they are stunned by this discovery. >> something like this, you know, it's so close by, you know, it's really a shock. really a shock. i feel bad for the parents.
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home. i think somebody had to find her. >> very sad and shocking to hear it's right in your back yard. if you hear something like this going on, crazy. it's very sad. >>reporter: now, police say that there were no obvious signs of trauma. again, they're confirming the name of that victim, 30-year- old corerina batrono from right here in howard beach. police still on the scene here this morning, trying to piece together what in those moments leading up to her death. reporting live this morning from howard beach, queens, janelle burrell is, cbs 2 news >> all right, janelle, thank you. 5:32 right now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's bring in john. we just saw that sunrise a moment ago. beautiful out there. >> beautiful. really is going to be nice today. high pressure is in control, and it's not too humid. so you're turning the a.c. off, the windows are down, maybe you're cranking up a little cbs f.m., jamming to some bon jovi like you like to do. >> i love it. >> by the way, they're number
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over there. here's the deal. f.m. in the city right now it looks very pretty. scanning the skies, we can back that up, we've got sun and nice numbers, we've got high pressure. big ridge today, tomorrow. friday it changes a little bit with a southwest wind, there'll be more humidity. not today. 76 at lunchtime, it will feel like it. 81 your high, that's below normal, but enjoy it. just make sure you have a little sunscreen on an the sunglasses too so you can get out there and >>reporter: some changes through the area of queens, 150th street is now closed in both directions. that's between willis point boulevard and 25th avenue. fire department activity #y?qt: under way there. we'll let you know when that clears out. also in the bronx, the off ramp from the willis avenue bridge to the northbound major deegan is closed due to an accident. you can see another indicator on this map, well, let's take a live look so you can see where the construction blocks two lanes on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway at third avenue, showing you the delays now which extend back to
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upper level. we'll give you an around-the- world view it looks like. you're in standstill traffic. alternate sides in effect city wide, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. a change in the command at the top that affects all new yorkers. the departure of police commissioner bill bratton. >> cbs 2's andrea grymes joins us live from department headquarters in lower manhattan with this story. andrea. >>reporter: chris and mary, law enforcement experts say bill bratton's contributions to th overstate. the nypd commissioner, though, says now is the time for him to retire and take a job in the private sector. he says this time, though, in his departure, he's leaving on friendly terms. >> let's give him the round of applause he deserves. >>reporter: mayor de blasio praising bill bratton last night in harlem. >> no one has done more to keep us safe in the entire history of this city than our commissioner bill bratton. >>reporter: this just hours
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the boston native all smiles with his replacement, brooklyn native james o'neill as they all made the rounds during the national night out against crime. >> all the pressure is shifted on him. we'll see how he looks in a day or so. >>reporter: bratton's 31-month tenure has been marked by significant progress. overall crime is at historic lows, the department hired more cops, bought more equipment and revamped training, but bratton's also dealt with significant challenges. four cops we deaths of eric garner and akye gurley. a corruption scandal that started during the bloomberg administration blew up under de blasio an bratton. the commissioner insists that is not the reason he's leaving. >> i'm leaving with reluctance. i wish i had more time chronologically to stay around for three or four years. >>reporter: his replacement, current chief of department james o'neill, bon and raised in east flatbush. o'neill is known as a cop's cop, serving in nearly every
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he started in the early '80s on patrol overnight as a transit officer. >> you learn quickly how to be a cop, how to be aware of your surroundings, how to navigate the maze of subway lines, but most importantly how to talk to every type of person imaginable. >>reporter: o'neill has risen through the ranks since then and is the architect of the new neighborhood policing program which the mayor touts as a growing initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and community. o'neill will hav tucker who's staying on as first deputy commissioner and carlos gomez who's been promoted to chief of department. as part of this neighborhood policing model, police officers will have time each day away from 911 calls, from responding to them. they'll have time to go out and build relationships with people in the community. of course this is the second time that bratton is stepping down as police commissioner. he served under mayor giuliani
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mid-september. reporting live outside department headquarters in lower manhattan, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> an dree, a thank you. governor cuomo said he was surprised to hear of bratton's departure, but that the city has been lucky when it comes to police commissioners. >> ray kelly and commissioner bratton are probably the babe ruth and lou gehrig of police commissioners, right? i mean, these were really two of the best, and people can argue between babe ruth and lou and brat unireally were two of the fine -- bratton were really two of the finest. >> cuomo call bratton a great public servant. and commissioner bill bratton will sit down with gayle, norah and charlie. look for that interview here at 7:00 beginning on cbs 2. this morning police are looking for a suspect in a deadly bronx beauty supply. gunfire broke out just before 6:00 last night at the believe beauty spa in west farms. police say it began with a
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the suspect followed the victim inside and opened fire. the shooter then took off. the victim has been identified as 29-year-old julio lebron. and now to a health alert. an outbreak of the mumps on long island, despite the widely administered vaccine. 18 people mostly in their 20s and 30s now recovering from the highly contagious virus. cbs 2's carolyn gustoff reports. >>reporter: restaurants in long beach piling all glasses into high-temperature supplying plastic cups, protective measures to stop a mumps outbreak. 18 cases so far, mostly in young adults. >> i i was -- i felt completely wiped ouvment it was weird, i guess. >>reporter: you know several who have gotten it. >> a few of my fellow friends, yeah. >> if you know your sick, you know you've been diagnosed with mumps, please stay home. it's transmitted through saliva. >>reporter: the yiers health commissioner says it's -- new york city health commissioner
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communities where most of the victims have been vaccinated. the virus was all but wiped out after the vaccine became standard issue ised in the mid- 70s. >> it is highly contagious and even somebody who's been vaccinated can get the mumps. >>reporter: doctors at south nassau community hospital say some have presentd telltale swollen cheek, but also less obvious symptoms >> they're very nonspecific. you can come in body aches, things that are very similar to the common cold. >>reporter: in the worst cases, mumps can even cause deafness, male sterility, brain inflammation. that's why officials warn don't share drinks, food and utensils, wash hands often, and if you have symptoms, stay home for at least five days after onset. there's no cure, only supportive treatment. at the height of their beach season, long beach officials say just be aware. >> everybody should come down
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there's no cause for overalarm. >> for the best protection, you need two doses of the mumps vaccine. some people may have only received one. health officials say it's never too late to get the booster shot. >> terrible to think those vaccinated are still getting it. time now 5:40. coming up, have you logged into instagram yet? why it may look a little bit different this morning. plus water worries. the controversial plan that could change the look of the hudson river along the suburbs. and a long island golf course keeps a green and don't forget, you can connect us during the show and all morning long. follow us on facebook and dewitter. one american park is larger than yellowstone, yosemite, grand canyon and glacier national parks combined.
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let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s an bring in john elliot. 5:42. >> i was just doing all this work over here, rooting around and going through all the data. the weather watchers doing their job this morning.
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shore. really pretty picture again. last night bruce sent this in, just gorgeous. it's going to be a pretty day today along the north shore. but also checking in with some of the weather watchers to the north. this is adam and he's making a good point. there's lots of fog in parts of the hudson valley, so leave yourself some extra time if you're commuting this morning. and then chrissy is actually saying that the fog is starting to lift a little bit, but, yeah, make sure that you leave a little extra time. and she also has yellow watermelon. so, yeah, enjoy that from colombia county. in the city right now we don't have any fog. we've got some pretty skies, pretty pink skies, clear and 66. winls out of the northeast at 3 miles an hour. numbers around the area, well, delightful, 62 in scarsdale, 63 in cranberry, 61 in toms river. dewpoints a little higher into parts of the valley, areas of the hudson valley, that's why we're seeing some fog. but dewpoints for the most part are low and they will stay that way. so that means when the
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to feel like 76. 81 your high this afternoon, that is below normal. the normal high is 84. 97 and 55 your records. sun is up at 5:55. speaking of sun, the uv forecast is high today. so make sure you have some sunscreen on if you're going to be out there enjoying the sun or if you just got a day where you're going to be doing chores outside. make sure you have the hat and sunscreen on. pollen is up quite a bit today. grass pollen, again, still one of the main culprits. air quality stays good which is nice. that is a blessing for so many and barometer rising. that's good for headache and joint -- people with joint issues, that rising barometer paves the way for a delightful day. we have high pressure here. we have unsettled weather in parts of the four corners. 81 in the city, very pleasant. going to the beach? don't blame you. just remember, moderate rip current risk for the south- facing beaches of long island. buddy system always a good idea. it's a low rip current risk for the jersey shore.
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another nice day tomorrow. we're going to ease those air temperature temperatures up a bit on thursday. heat and humidity on friday. you'll see more clouds overnight into saturday, that's when we see the return of some unsettled weather. could be close to 90 on saturday. hey, let's keep you close to your schedule with alex. >>reporter: it is busy out there, john. there's an accident blocking a lane on the eastbound side of the cross bronx. it's at webster avenue. so as you make your way through the area there, the accident, plus now construction at third avenue have delays that extend back to the george washington bridge. they extend all the way back to the toll plaza. if yoho lincoln and holland tunnels. in queens, it's a crash involving a truck, car and taxi. it has at least one lane block on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, over to you >> alex, thank you. it's a fight on the hudson river. >> it concerns big commercial barges and where they should be allowed to dock. cbs 2's lou young shows us why some locals are up in oorms. >>reporter: up above the
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new places to park shipping, places with breathtaking views and expanding recreational and tourists. it's a conflict of competing interests and opposition is building. >> up to 16 tankers could be right out here on the hudson river full of oil, 1,500 feet long. >>reporter: the group gathered on the river in upper westchester, including a state senator, two county executives, officials from six municipalities and several top at issue, plans to permit the use of river mooring sites from yonkers up to newburgh. >> these are being new sites where they could come in off the atlantic or other areas and physically park and dock along here and then unload or continue to go on. >>reporter: backers of the plan point out vessels already park in the hudson and that by providing moorings, they give them a permit place to do it without tearing up the river bottom with their anchors. the maritime association also predicts most of the barges
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opponents say, no, this is all about oil. >> there's too much oil traveling right now to keep it on trains that are moving, so they have to store it somewhere. they're going to store it on the hudson river in barges. >> really what this proposal will do will lead to the reindustrialization of the yonkers waterfront and we spent too much time, money and effort to make yonkers the place that it is today. >>reporter: the coast guard is accepting public comments online for the remainder of the summer. public hearings in person are cbs 2 news. >> yonkers would be the most impacted with 16 proposed mooring sites, newburgh is next with five. in our "money watch" this morning, strong sales for the maker of those wearable fitness trackers >> and instagram launches a brand new future. let's get to cbs 2's jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange. hey, jill, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. talking jobs this week, so this morning payroll prosser adp will release numbers on private
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releases its more complete july jobs report. strong job growth makes it more likely the fed will raise interest rates this year. the price of crude oil keeps falling. that's dragging down energy stocks and with it the dow. it saw 90 points yesterday, the searchth straight day of declines. the nasdaq fell 46 points, futures pointing to a bit of a lower open today. fitch shares rose in -- fit bit rose in after hours trading. it says it's fit bit and a quarter. profits are down, though. the company has been investing in new products and research with plans to roll out a lot of new items for the holiday season. and instagram launched a new feature called instagram stories. it works kind of like snapchat. you can add text and stickers to videos and pictures and they'll disappear after 24 hours. instagram says that stories will let users post more often without worrying about
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me. chris and mary. >> looks totally like snapchat. all right, jill, thank you. up next, is someone missy from charlie's newest music video. plus this. [ phone ringing ] >> cutting the cord, why one -- why local businesses are ditching the land line for digital. but, first, here's steve overmeyer with a quick check on sports. glt subway series shifts to the bronx tonight, all even at 1-1. last night the mets
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?? charlie putin released a new music video for his hit "we don't talk anymore," featuring selina gomez. there's another brunette playing the ex-girlfriend. when a fan asked on twitter where is selena, charlie said, quote, we don't talk anymore >> that's what we ow point. time now 5:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john elliot is up first with your forecast. luckily we all talk >> that is so weird because i'm not in the video either. i just don't know what happened. get the cameras ready, cameras at the ready, whatever you're doing now, wait a second. i'm going to get out of the way because, heldo, sunshine, we did it. here the sun is up, so we appreciate it. we appreciate the families. they're up every morning. they start watching at 4:30, and they never leave us.
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66 with clear skies. thank you, captain obvious. your day today, oh, it's brighter with less humidity. looking good right through the end of the work week. and then the weekend will be hot and humid and saturday i think is a busier day than sunday. sunday looks better than saturday, but, hey, very few days look better than today, so enjoy. let's get you on your way with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. as you make your way here through the area, an earlier accident plus construction at third avenue has delays that now stretch back from e bronx to the george washington bridge toll plaza. it'll clear out hopefully sooner rather than later. in the meantime, if you choose to go out of your way, the lincoln and holland tunnels are a smoother ride for you. also in queens, an accident involving a truck, a car and a taxi. it has at least one lane blocked on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. and those are not your eyes. the camera is playing tricks on us. alternate side it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you. >> i thought it was my eyes there for a second. with drought conditions in much of the area, there's new
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water usage, golf courses. the reservoir used to irrigate a town-owned course in port washington is 15 feet below its normal levels, so town officials have ordered several conservation measures. they include not watering the rough, hand watering dry spots instead of mass watering, using additives to retain turf moisture and using hand-held moisture meters. workers walk the course everyday taking those measurements. >> the guys can really decipher where they need to water and when as on the sprinkler system in full. >> port washington golf course manage managers say they hope to cut down water usage 15% from all of these measures. cell phones are allowing more and more people to give up their land lines at home and now some businesses are doing the same. >> what are you doing? >>reporter: when olga moved into her apartment, she needed a lot of things, but a home phone wasn't one of them. >> so it's very cost effective for sure.
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other bills that i need to put my money towards. >>reporter: thanks to cell phones, 47% of american house headlines surveyed didn't have a land line, up from just 11% in 2006 and young people are leading the way. about 2/3 of 25-34 years old don't have a home phone >> even if it was free, i don't really think i have a use for it. >>reporter: it's not just at home, people are switching away from land lines, now some businesses are doing the same. justin is the owner of rigola, ou york city that have no business or reservation lines by design. customers can reach out by e- mail. >> i feel like they have a better experience because of it. it's ultimately a net gain. i don't need a land line, i don't want a land line. >>reporter: matt davis from telecommunications analysis firm says the shift away from land lines to mobile phones is here to stay. >> there's about a half a million new businesses created every year, and those new businesses are much more likely
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the world. >> there you have it. idt found almost 75% of corporations plan to implement unified phone and to the workers' mobile phones. >> right here. >> i'm not taking any calls, but since we are live, what the heck. heldo. >> i like land lines. >>reporter: u' >> i saw john in a phone booth a couple of weeks ago spinning the numbers. >> old school. how are we doing today? >> put the phone down an get out there and enjoy t. it's going to be beautiful. >>reporter: do it a little earlier than normal because we have heavy delays through the area. >> they used to tell me, here's a quarter, tell somebody who cares. time now 5:56. still ahead, we're following breaking news for you this morning in queens. we just learned the name of a woman found dead near a bike
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report from that scene with an update for you next. plus what's next for commissioner bill bratton, the job he has lined up after he announced he's stepping down. our own christine sloan is demanding answers from governor chris christie about the long lines at the dmv office in new jersey. find out what he had to say when cbs 2 news continues right
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it is 6:00, 66 degrees this wednesday, august 3rd. we can put the rain behind us, we have a great stretch of weather starting today. gorgeous morning out there. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just jc but, first, here is your morning news to go. >> breaking news, the body of a 30-year-old woman was found near a bike path in her name was just released and police are on the scene investigating. we will have a live update coming up. all the pressure is shifted on him. we'll see how he looks in a day or so. >> just hours after announcing he's stepping down, commissioner bill bratton and his future replacement were in harlem with mayor de blasio for the annual night out against crime. cbs 2 caught up with the soon- to-be former commissioner. why he's leaving the nypd now and what do next police commissioner, all that coming up in a live report
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say it's random, it's the computer outages, it's not just confined to the end of the month. >> the numbers just don't prove that out. >> our own christine sloan is demanding answers from governor chris christie on the long lines at the dmv, better known in new jersey as the motor vehicle services offices. many have waited in line for hours in the heat, some never making it past the front door. still ahead, why governor christie is blaming the people and not the system. and even somebody who's been vaccinated can get the mumps. >> health alert, mumps cases are on the rise on long island, and as you just heard, even those who have had the vaccine may not be protected, so why is that? we'll explain coming up. we do the larvaeicide. >> the mta taking action in the wake of the zika virus, this comes as another patient is found outside the warning zone in miami. this pokemon thing is getting out of han >> i don't think it's right if
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people's property >> yeah, pokemon go is a no go for one new jersey family. why they're taking legal action against the company behind the game coming up. it's now 6:02. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s and bring in john elliot. >> this is the kind of day you just want to get out, maybe put the phone away, just take a look around you and go for a stroll. you go because it is going to be nice. remember the yugo, remember that? we got sun in the city right now and cool conditions, some 50s and high pressure in control, so it's a wind out of the northeast right now, and the north wind, and then ultimately by week's end a southwest wind will fill in. today, though, mostly sunny skies, delightful numbers. 76 at lunchtime, that's a treat. and even on the sunny side of the street, feels x-p with a high of 81. 6:02 now. and, yeah, it's getting busy on a wednesday. what's going on, alex? >>reporter: john, everyone. earlier accident and construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx has
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george washington bridge. there is now about a 20-minute delay if you are he traveling here. go out of your way to the lincoln and holland tunnels for a smoother commute. also now in queens we have an accident involving a truck, a car and a taxi that has at least one lane blocked on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. right now, though, we are not looking at that. we are looking at something on the fdr drive. if you are traveling here, an accident blocking a lane here. delays extend back to 106th street. alternate sides, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to new this morning, police in howard beach, queens are investigating the discovery of a woman's body near a bike path >> we're ?;%?0 the woman who was report missing after going out for ear jog abouyesterday afternoon. her body was t discovered about four hours later. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from howard beach with more. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, that woman has now been identified as 30-year-old corrina betrano who lived right here in howard beach. you can see right here behind me detective cars and police
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where her body was discovered late last night. their investigation focused on that bike path in the grassy area just off 161st avenue and 78th street. now, her family says she went for a jog in gateway national park here about 5:00 where she routinely worked out, and when she didn't h;eqt: two home after hours, that's wh notified police. it was a police investigator who er 11:00 last night near that be path, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. >> just a shame. you know, it's just a shame. from what i heard, she told the father she was zdkt: the field, and today it's one of jogging in the days that the didn't go, and i guess that's what happened. i'm really shaken up because i got two daughters of my own, you know? and it's a parent's nightmare to have the police knocking on
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you know? it's not easy. >>reporter: and investigators have been out here throughout the night combing the scene for evidence. again, that victim identified as 30-year-old corrina bertrano of howard beach. investigators do say there were no obvious signs of trauma to her body. reporting live this morning from howard beach, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. breaking news news now from dubai where a reportedly crash landed. emeritus air reports it crashed. the flight reportedly coming from india. the images posted online show thick black smoke coming from the plane. you can see the severe damage to the aircraft. we're told all 275 people on board got off the plane safely. reaction continues to pour in this morning for the big announcement from city hall that new york police commissioner bill bratton will leave his position next month. >> cbs 2 news' andrea grymes joins us live from police headquarters in lower manhattan
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departure and more on his replacement. an dree a. >>reporter: chris and mary, his replacement is someone bratton has been working with closely as he's been police commissioner now for the second time in his career, as you know being p.c. here in new york city is not a 9:00 to 5:00, monday through friday job, so bratton says it was time for him to retire and take a job in the private sector. >> let's give him the round of applause he deserves. >>reporter: mayor de blasio praising bill bratton last night in harlem. >> no one has done more to keep us safe in the of this city than our commissioner bill bratton. >>reporter: this just hours after announcing he's stepping down as police commissioner. the boston native all smiles with his replacement, brooklyn native james o'neill, as they all made the rounds during the annual national night out against crime. >> all the pressure is shift on him. we'll see how he looks in a day or so. >>reporter: bratton's 31-month tenure has been marked by significant progress, overall crime is at historic lows.
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bought more equipment and revamped training, but bratton's also dealt with significant challenges. four cops were murdered, racial tensions flared after the deaths of eric garner and aguy gurley. a corruption -- akye gurley, a corruption scandal during the bloomberg administration blew up during de blasio and bratton. the commissioner insists that's not the reason he's leaving. >> i'm leaving with reluctance. i wish i had more time chronologically to stay around for three or four years. >>reporter: his replacement, james o'neill born and raised in east flatbush. o'neill is known as a cop's cop, serving in nearly every uniformed position in the nypd. he started in the early '80s on patrol overnight as a transit officer. >> you learn quickly how to be a cop, how to be aware of your surroundings, how to navigate the maze of subway lines, but most importantly how to talk to every type of person imaginable. >>reporter: o'neill has risen through the ranks since then and is the architect of the
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initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and community. o'neill will have help from ben tucker who's staying on as first deputy commissioner and carlos gomez who's been promoted to chief of department. and as part of this neighborhood policing model that's being rolled out, cops will have specific time each day to go out and build relationships with the community rather than specifically answering 911 calls. o'neill will take over police commissioner in mid- september. reporting live this morning outside police headquarters in lower manhattan, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news >> okay, an dree, a thank you. here's more information on bratton's future. he'll be joining the consulting firm ten io. he will begin after leaving his position in september. he will be the senior management director of the new risk division. the new commissioner o'neill start as a transit officer back
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the transition, you can go to cbsnewyork.com. and commissioner bratton will sit down with gayle, norah and charlie on "cbs this morning" beginning at 7:00 right here on cbs 2. time now 6:09. still ahead, a warning for starbucks customers. a major recall on straws. why they could be a hazard. plus demanding answers about the new jersey dmv. what governor christie told our christine sloan. and it was all about the dress at the latest white house state dinner. why so much attention was on firla let's go to the pool. it's going to be a nice day today, humidity is down, sun is going to be just ample, copious and everywhere. burn time 15 minutes. make sure you're ready for that. traffic and weather on the 2s
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well, would you look at that? 6:12 already. traffic and jv?0 john yiry, good her on the 2s. t today. >> let's get you going, maybe you have to catch the subway. how about some perspective for you. 55 from chris in 08a0 fun fact, on this day in 1967, james law rode the entire new york city subway in 22 hours and 12 minutes. how did he do it? another question comes to mind is why. oh, wait a minute, that's mark and janeen demartin, they have 56. they were dealing with some fog this morning. let's see, this 67 for the
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breeze today. that is going to be nice. chris, he did send in a picture of that valley fog through parts of the hudson valley and k i love this from charlie. yeah. let's make some s' mores. now, see how that's starting to catch fire? do you like it when the marshmallow is totally burned? sometimes i don't mind that. anyway, another nice night for camping tonight and all day long too. feels like a september morning out there. we've got beautiful skies out there right now, 66 in the city 50s to the north and west and even out on the island. 62 for brick. numbers around the area ?$w: staying below normal. 69 day out the door. i know. 76 at lunchtime, 81 with low humidity. tell you what, that is a sweet treat. high pressure is in control. we're going to see a nice day today and tomorrow. we stay dry through much of the rest of the week. there's a chance overnight friday we could see some rain. i want to give you an update on earl, a more defined storm.
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too. 65 mile per hour wins around the storm moving west at 14 miles per hour. so honduras, belize and then mexico, we will likely even see a little strengthening. could reach hurricane status. nothing like that for us. high pressure, that sinking air, a great feeling. not a sinking feeling at all, 81. overnight tonight 67, clear and comfortable. and then tomorrow more of the same. it's just a little bit warmer, 83. then with a southwest wind we more humidity. so a few more clouds to punning wait your afternoon skies -- puncuate your afternoon skies. it's a little unsettled through saturday. saturday is not a washout. models hinting at the possibility of a strong thunderstorm, and then we see a better day on sunday. so saturday still a little more active as we work our way into the wean. but we gotta work our way to work right now with alex. >>reporter: and it's difficult. let's go ahead and begin with a live look thanks to jim smith in chopper 2 with the latest over a problem on the bqe
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>>reporter: good morning, alex. that's right. it's on the southbound side of the bqe. multiple-vehicle accident blocking off the left lane. it's right on the kosciuszko bridge, though. tight spot, causing exiting traffic coming off the l.i.e. and also the delays $#0 itself going back n the bqe to boulevard. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 nuz >>reporter: jim, thank you. rough s4z4; we'll continue to update you on this alert. alternate side parking is in th effect city wide today. do be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. lines we've been telling you at new jersey's motor vehicle services offices >> computer issues and other problems have forced customers to wait for hours. cbs 2's christine sloan is demanding answers from new jersey governor chris christie. >>reporter: customers waiting in wrapping around -- waiting in lines wrapping around customer services bureaus in new jersey, some taking the day off work because of computer failures. we took our issues to the
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the problems at the motor vehicle b4vt: in line, being sent home? >> christine, a couple of things. i'd like to urge the public, i know this may be a vain attempt to not wait until the last three days of the month to do what you need to do. >>reporter: customers say it's not just the end of the month or the beginning. a lot of customers we talked to say it's random, it's the computer outages. it's not just confined to the end of the month. >> christine, the numbers just don't prove that off. >>reporter: he says it was because of offices and he's appointed a new figured out the cause of the crash of the antiquated computer system. >> because we've so modernized and invested more in the mdc, it was not catching up to the state's main frame. the state's main frame is older. >>reporter: why is it taking so long? >> the legislature and the executive president are going to have to step up to the plate and invest more in our computer technology. >>reporter: the governor says he's asked the i.t. person to come up with a plan by september on what it will cost to modernize the system at all of these offices.
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christine sloan, cbs 2 news. >> the governor is also urging drivers to qualify to use new jersey's tip the trip program which allows motor vehicle renewals by mail. now to campaign 2016, hillary clinton campaigns in colorado today while donald trump rallies in florida. trump is in the midst of a new feud, this time with two powerful gop leaders. the republican presidential nominee is refusing to endorse house speaker paul ryan or senator scwrm. fellow republicans who are both up for re-election this year. been a big fan of scwrm, and i just -- of scwrm, and i just -- of john mccain, and i just hate the way our veterans have been treated by john and other people >> this week, both ryan and mccain denounced his treatment of a muslim-american soldier killed in iraq, but said they'd still support trump in november. yesterday trump called -- president obama called him unfit for the presidency. three top leaders of the
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have his new jersey. governor chris christie says some hacked e-mails show the dnc wrote statements for new jersey senate majority leader loretta wienberg criticizing christie for his role in donald trump's campaign. >> i believe they need to be investigated. i think we need to see whether or not taxpayer money was used to advance the dnc's political agenda to attack me right after my re-election. >> last night loretta wienberg released this response, quote, the dnc did ask in may governor christie and did not agree to the initial statement, but decided his history of spending huns of thousands in public funds while campaigning across the country for the republican governor's association it was appropriate to call on him to refrain from doing the same g? in support of donald trump. he trtime avelnow ed is 6: up next, a starbucks recall and is has nothing to do with food or drinks.
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and kanye west -- look who pops up in carpool care echo. james corden tells it all. stocks are mix this morning after a loss on wall street. tuesday the dow jones industrial fell by 95 points,
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morning, starbucks has recalled a stainless steel straw sold in its stores and online. it comes after three children were cut in their mouths while using them. starbucks says about 2.5 million of the straw sets were sold in the u.s. customers can swap out the stainless steel straws for plastic ones at retail locations. time now 6:22. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john elliot >> you know, the first week in august is bargain hunters week, and it's very exciting because we have a le today. it is nice out there, 66 the observation from the park. winds are calm, predominant wind northeast. still dealing with pockets of fog in and around the hudson valley. it mixes away into the atmosphere. we serve up the upper 70s to low 80s. 81 in the city. we're really in good shape around the area. going to be a little cooler along the shore. oh, and speaking of new data, this is to be expected. you see these changes, i want to alert you to the fact that now the moderate rip current risk for the jersey shore as well as the south-facing
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up into the weekend. remember, beach and mountain both areas looking at a chance for some thunderstorm activity midday on saturday, better on sunday. but it's wednesday now. late get you there with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. slow ride in some areas. there's at least a half hour delay now at the george washington bridge due to an accident on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at webster avenue. still only minor delays if you choose to go out of your way to the lincoln or hundreds. maybe you should. it's -- holland tunnels. it's pretty packed there. one lane isbl southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. also an accident blocking the lane on the southbound side of the fdr drive. delays now extend back to 135th street, west side highway is clear in both directions for you. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. now let's talk a little sports. the subway series between the yankees and the mets continues. >> here's cbs 2's steve overmeyer. >> well, the subway series shifts to the bronx tonight. the second game of the series
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and he was the t, only starter go hitless. maybe his presence alone inspired the bats to come alive. the mets not only scored with home runs, but also a few bloopers here and there. the mets tapping sanaka for seven runs. that's the most he's given up in his entire career. the mets even the subway series at a game each. for cbs 2 news, i'm steve overmeyer. have a great day. okay. in this morning's "two talkers," a late night host gets st twice. >> but, first, the dress that has a lot of people talking today. alex denis back with this morning's "two talkers." >>reporter: good morning to you both, chris and mary. michelle obama going hollywood for the first couple's last state dinner at the white house. the fashion forward first lady wearing an all-white gown by lady gaga's former stylest turned designer maxwell to host the prime minister of singapore and his wife. he was well known in the red
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and a role model for women sp2 over the globe. he showed the strapless gown with a little bit of a thumbs up. >> she looks gorgeous. >>reporter: zp.t: she has great ways does.taste i opinion. she's tall too. i always look to her to see what are you wearing. >> you should call maxwell. >>reporter: can you imagine if i showed up tomorrow, heldo, good morning. justin beiber, even michelle obama, they have all hopped in the passenger seat with james corden for some carpool karaoke, but one star is a little tougher to kanye west has canceled on him on two separate occasions. he says kanye tried to make amends sending three dozen white roses in the shape of a cube. it sounds like just one of his previous apologies, an arrangement sent to taylor swift last december. corden says he thinks kanye will eventually come around and hop in the car. until then, he's still waiting to hear from another singer he calls his dream guest, beyonce >> now, that would be something. >> probably a better chance of
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>>reporter: i don't know why he would. he loves to be on. >> can you imagine all the prep of getting all of kanye's lyrics down and all of a sudden, i'm not going to make it. >>reporter: i memorized all these words. i do every morning. memorize the entire show just in case. >> some newscasters use a teleprompter. we just talk. time now 6:26. still ahead, we're following some breaking news. a plane crash lands in dubai. we have new video in, also breaking news in howard beach. a along a bike path. we'll have a live update from the scene. and a health alert on long island, where authorities say there has been a mumps outbreak and the symptoms you should be looking out for. and the pokemon go game that has one new jersey homeowner frustrated after people continue to go on his property. now he's trying to do something
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coming up on 6:30, 66 degrees on this wednesday, august 3rd. a warm day today. not as humid. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. plus one of the most powerful men in new york city steps down. what's behind commissioner bratton's decisu?z we learn more about the man who will take over the nypd. but, first, breaking news in queens where police say the body of a woman has been found
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wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. we're beginning with breaking news here this morning out of dubai. a plane reportedly crash landed emirates airlines confirmed the crash lanking happened at dubai international airport, the flight reportedly coming from india. images posted online show thick black smoke coming from the plane. you can also see the severe damage to the aircraft. we are told all 275 people on board were able to get off the plane safely. now to breaking news in howard beach, the body of a 30- year-old near a bike path. >> the woman was reported missing after she went out jogging, didn't return. her body was found about four hours later. cbs 2's janelle burrell has a live report for us from howard beach this morning. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris and 0 this area last night and n all this morning. you can see them, their investigation concentrated on this grassy marsh land where that woman's body was found. she's now been identified as 30-
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beach. now, investigators say that her body was found right here at 161st avenue and 78th street around 11:00 last night. apparently she went for a jog as she routinely did in gateway national park along this path around 5:00 p.m., and when she didn't return home after two hours, that's when her family called 911, reporting her missing. her body was found by police investigators about four hours later around 11:15 laig scene and neighbors here say they are stunned by this discovery. >> something like this, you know, so close by, you know, it's really a shock. really a shock. i feel bad for the parents. she went jogging, you know, and she never, you know, returned home. i think somebody had to find her. >> sad and shocking to hear it's right in your back yard. and if you hear something like
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it's very sad. >>reporter: investigators still out here this morning continuing to comb this scene for evidence as this investigation gets under way. again, gp? as 30-year-old corrina bertrano who lived here just a few blocks away here from the scene in howard beach. investigators do tell us there were no obvious signs of trauma to her body. reporting live this morning from howard beach, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s right now at 6:32. here's john. >> we got a very pretty morning under way right now. it's a little on the cool side. a gorgeous day waiting for you, high pressure in control. 66 in the city right now, some readings in the 50s north and west. still a little bit of fog into parts of the hudson valley. scanning the skies, no rain to tell you about today or tomorrow. it's a big ridge of high pressure, a subtle shift in the winds will usher in slightly warmer air over the next few days. so today in some respects, if you like refreshing, crisp
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pick of the week. 76 at lunchtime, 81 for your high this afternoon, a little cooler along the coast and dry today, tomorrow, friday, saturday, that's when our chance for rain will pop up to that 50% category. we'll talk about that and tell you why we're checking the bay area forecast as well today. right now, though, let's forecast the ride with alex. >>reporter: thank you very much, john. good morning, everyone. there is at least a half hour delay now at the george washington bridge. there was an accident on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at webster avenu lower level, a little bit better, but if you choose to go out of your way there, is only a 15-minute wait at the lincoln and holland tunnels. also in queens, it's a crash involving a truck, a car and a taxi. it has at least one lane block on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. very heavy delays now extend back to northern boulevard. we also have some subway issues due to track maintenance, southbound n trains are running on the "d" line from 36th street to coney island, stillwell avenue. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today, be safe, don't text and drive and
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on or close to schedule. chris and mary. >> alex, thank you. a change at the top that affects all new yorkers, the departure of commissioner bratton. >> cbs 2's andrea grymes joins us from police headquarters in lower manhattan with the story. andrea. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, law enforcement experts say bill bratton's contributions to the profession cannot be overstated. still at times bratton was a lightning rod for groups including black lives matter. he says it is simply time to retire and take private sector. >> let's give him the round of applause he deserves. >>reporter: mayor de blasio praising bill bratton last night in harlem. >> no one has done more to keep us safe in the entire history of this city than our commissioner bill bratton. >>reporter: this just hours after announcing he's stepping down as police commissioner. the boston native all smiles with his replacement, brooklyn native james o'neill, as they all made the rounds during the
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against crime. >> all the pressure is shifted on him. we'll see how he looks in a day or so. >>reporter: bratton's 31-month tenure has been marked by significant progress. overall crime is at historic lows. the department hired more cops, bought more equipment and revamped training, but bratton's also dealt with significant challenges. four cops were murdered, racial tensions flared after the deaths of eric garner and akye gurley. a corruption scandal that started during the bloomberg administration blew up under blasio and bratton. the commissioner insists that is not the reason he's leaving. >> i'm leaving with reluctance. i wish i had more time chronologically to stay around for three or four years. >>reporter: his replacement current chief of department james o'neill, born and raised in east flatbush. o'neill is known as a cop's cop, serving in nearly every uniformed position in the nypd. he started in the early '80s on patrol overnight as a transit officer. >> you learn quickly how to be
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the maze of subway lines, but most importantly, how to talk to every type of person imaginable. >>reporter: o'neill has risen through the ranks since then and is the architect of the department's new neighborhood policing program which the mayor touts as a growing initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and community. o'neill will have help from ben tucker who's staying on as first deputy commissioner and carlos gomez who's been promoted to chief of department. as part of policing model, cops each day will have time away from answering 911 calls to instead go out and build relationships with the community. o'neill is said to have a good reputation among the rank and file. he takes on his new role as police commissioner in mid- september. reporting live outside police headquarters this morning, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news >> andrea, thank you. and governor cuomo says he's surprised to hear of bratton's departure, but that
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ruth and lou gehrig of police commissioners, right? i mean, these were really two ?/ argue between babe ruth and lou gehrig who they like better, but there's no doubt that kelly and bratton really were two of the finest. >> cuomo called bratton a great public servant bratton will sit down with gayle, norah and charlie on "cbs this morning" beginning at 7:00 a.m. ri fire ripped through a supermarket in whitestone, queens. four firefighters were injured and taken to the hospital while trying to contain the blaze at the strawberry farms grocery store on 150th street. it took them about five hours to get it under control. the fdny is currently investigating the cause of that blaze. this morning police are looking for a suspect in a deadly shooting in a bronx beauty salon. gunfire broke out just before 6:00 last night at the believe beauty spa in west farms. police say it began with a fight between two men outside the shop.
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the victim has been identified as 29-year-old julio lebron. an update this morning on a deadly hit and run in brooklyn. police say the driver who killed two men is now under arrest. surveillance video shows the moment the victims were hit by a speeding car while crossing fulton street in cypress hills. israel turcasino and dealton malledan addo were kill. a 29-year-old is charged for driving without a license and leaving scene of the accident. a health alert this morning, an outbreak of 18 cases of have been reported in the long beach area. majority of the patients are in their 20s and 30s. most had been vaccinated, but doctors say this new strain could be a new form of the virus not covered by the standard mmr vaccine. some patients had the telltale swollen cheeks, but other symptoms may be a little bit harder to spot. >> people can come in with just a headache, you can come in with low-grade fevers, body aches, things that are very similar to the common cold. >> for the best protection, doctors recommend two doses of
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gotten one. doctors say it's never too late to get that second booster shot. the centers for disease control issuing a travel warning advising pregnant women to avoid the winwood area in miami where 14 people have contracted the zika virus from local mosquitoes. with one other person said to have been infected just outside that zone. now new york is taking taking steps to keep those mosquitoes away for the first time. at governor cuomo's direction, the state department of health and the mta will be using larvaeicidta subway system to stop the gestation of mosquitoes in standing water that can be found within the city's subway system. in new york, health commissioner says the state of larveyicide it's using is effective for the space. >> larvaeicide has bacteria and ends up killing the mosquito in its development and doesn't cause any harm to animals. >> more than 500 people have the zika virus in new york now, though no one contracted it here. time is now 6:39.
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suburbs 6:42. i was very excited about the temperatures out there today. look at that, it's only, what, 66 on the screen right now? >> feels great today. >> low humidity. >> today is friendship day, so i'm sure i'll be able to make friends on a day like today. come on. [ laughter ] >> actually, yeah, let's put on a little sunscreen, get on those sunglasses and go because it is going to be a nice day today. this is the view from the empire state building, great
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nice. we will suffer a bit as we work our way into what will be a warmer and more humid weekend. but 66. winds are calm, relative humidity comfortable. remember, it's relative to a cooler number, that's why it's 84%. 55 in sparta, 55 in monticello. still some fog to the north. numbers day to day 5 to 15 degrees cooler, dewpoints in the 50s and low 60s, that's very comfortable, so dewpoints on average are lower as well. skies numbers below normal. 84 is the normal, 97 the record high back in 2005. sun sets at 8:09. you're going to see sunny skies and comfortable humanity values, so 76 at lunchtime. we'll feel like it. 81 your ?+?i2 uv forecast is high, ;ejt: 15 minutes. pollen is up a bit. s2 you can see comfortable here. we have high pressure in control, so predominant wind is out of the north/northeast
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high pressure for us. out west, yeah, we've got some wet weather in the four corners area, but in san francisco today 65 and mostly sunny, and if you look real closely, you'll see a heart that was left there by tony bennett who turned 90 -- who turns 90 years old today. happy birthday to tony bennett. a little warmer over the next few days, chance of a few storms on saturday, so we'll be changing our tune. what a classic. over to you, alex. i got choked up. >>reporter: you did, john. if you are traveling this morning, we do have some make your way through the bronx. jim smith is over multiple problems there. good morning to you, jim. >>reporter: 8? alex. yet another problem on the eastbound cross bronx, this is at webster avenue. two tractor-trailers and a car, the right cyt: now currently with is blocked o accident ?0 jerome avenue, but as we take you back towards the apartmef: of the george washington bridge, there is yet another z50 accident coming off the bridge just 00
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back to the toll plaza on the new jersey side of the bridge. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you. now moving into the queens, it almost sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, a truck, a car and a taxi an accident. you are not laughing because you're stuck in major traffic southbound at the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. as you make your way there, those delays are back to northern boulevard. we'll let you know when that clears out. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide, be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. new this morning, police in the bronx allegedly takes off with another man's wallet after assaulting him. they say the man approached the suspect on archer and beech avenues in the van ness section around 3:30 in the morning on tuesday and then pistol whipped him. the man is said to have about $100 in cash and credit cards in his wallet during the robbery. it's a fight over parking, not on the street, but on the hudson river. big commercial barges and where they should be allowed to dock. the u.s. coast guard is proposing new mooring spots
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newburgh. but there are also places with great views and expanding recreational facilities and that's sparking opposition. >> up to 16 tankers could be right out here on the hudson river full of oil, 1,500 feet long. >> proponents of the plan say barges already park on the hudson. this plan would just provide permanent locations. coast guard accepting public comments online for the remainder of the summer. well, with drought conditions in much of the area, there's new attention to a major source golf courses. the one reservoir used to irrigate a town-owned course in port washington is 15 feet below its normal level, so town officials have ordered several conservation measures. they include not watering the rough, hand watering dry spots instead of mass watering, and using additives to retain turf moisture and using hand-held moisture meters. workers walk the course everyday taking those measurements. >> the guys that can really just decipher where they need to water and when as opposed to
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system in full. >> port washington golf course managers say they hope to cut down on their water usage by about 15% from all of these measures. pokemon go players are on the hunt just about everywhere you look lately. >> but one new jersey homeowner has had enough of players invading his property, and now he's part of a class action lawsuit against the pokemon company nintendo and software developer naiatec. cbs 2's jennifer layton has more. >>reporter: from pokemon go to pokemon no, a west orange, new jersey man is d wildly popular game and some of the people playing it. ? ? >>reporter: in a lawsuit filed friday, jeffrey marter alleges he's had strangers gathering outside of his home, holding up mobile phones as if they were taking pictures. he says at least five people knocked on the door, asking for access to the back yard to catch these virtual creatures that have people crazed around the country and that the game put them there without permission.
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neighbors were interested in why we were here. when we told them about the lawsuit -- >> that's a first. >> pokemon thing is getting out of hand. >>reporter: he said there were too many young people trespassing. >> i didn't see anybody. >>reporter: noah o'keefe lives across the street. he says he hasn't seen anything out of the ordinary -- >> some people are complainers, i guess. >> i don't think it's right if people are trespassing on other people's property. >>reporter: we caught up with a group of kids who say the app is addicting, t limits. >> i think we've learned our lesson. >>reporter: how did you learn your lesson? >> tv. >> people getting in trouble. >> parents. >>reporter: and now they know for sure they won't be welcome in this neighborhood. the game clearly says don't trespass, so then why are there pokemons and poke stops on private property to begin with? i contacted nintendo to ask that very question, but so far nobody's gotten back to me with an answer. reporting in west orange, new
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cbs 2 news. >> the family tells us they called police to the area just yesterday. >> gotta be annoying. >> oh, for sure. knock, knock on the door. time is now 6:49. still ahead, the new retractible roof at arthur ashe stadium is revealed just ahead of this month's u.s. open. if you like city bike, there are mo to go around, the new bike stations just added. and steve overmeyer has your morning sports update. >> the subway series shifts to the bronx tonight, all even at 1-1. last night the mets blowing out the yankees 7-1.
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city bike is moving on up along the east and west sides. several new stations opened yesterday north of 85th street and more coming as far north as 110th street. by the end of the year, the city bike system will have more than 600 docking stations and by the way, on a year-long membership. >> did you just say city bike is moving on up to the east side? all right. 6:52 right now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning. >> i tell you what, helmet on, sunglasses on, get all geared up. i look like a geek on a bike, but i don't mind. it's going to be such a great day for a bike ride. 66 in the city. that's the reading from the park. pleasant today, upper 70s, low 80s, nice dewpoints too. so very comfortable.
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beach day. i hope it is for you. maybe you can sneak away for a couple of hours. this weekend, remember, saturday is the busier day. some of the models indicating a thunderstorm during the day. could be strong to severe. ocean temperatures up, and overall sunday shapes up nicely, as you make your plans. but you've got to plan for some slowdowns, right, alex? >>reporter: you're right. it is busy in the bronx this morning. jim smith is over multiple problems as you travel through the area. good morning, jim. >>reporter: hey, good morning, alex. the first problem one of many we've had eastbound cross bronx at webster avenue, two tractor- trailers and a car. the right lane is blocked off with that accident. delays now back onto the alexander hamilton bridge where we have yet another accident, two trucks involved in an accident just coming out from the apartments. those delays stretch back out to the new jersey side of the bridge. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news >> jim, thank you. if you choose to go out of your way, the lincoln and holland tunnels are a smoother commute for you. alternate side parking is in
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the weather will no longer be an issue at the u.s. open >> a new retractible roof at arthur ashe stadium is all ready to go. billie jean king was on hand for the unveiling yesterday. the roof can open in seven minutes. rain delayed the u.s. open at the men's open from 2008 to 2012. this year's tournament starts august 29th. >> i wonder if there'll even be a drop in the sky this time around now that they're ready t wimbledon, so many delays, they needed it. let's check in this morning with "cbs this morning's" gayle king and charlie rose with a preview. >>reporter: we are here in -- hello, chris and mary. an emirates airliner crashes in dubai. plus ivanka comments on allegations of work place harassment. eric trump will be here in studo 57.
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is in studio 57 and will discuss the state of policing in america and what influenced his decision to resign. >>reporter: also singer leona lewis joins us to talk about her broadway debut in "cat." the news, it's back in the morning. we'll see new just a few minutes >> boy, is she hot. >>reporter: bye >> thanks. see you then. what you need to know
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welcome back. here's what you need to know before you go. a plane crash lanes at dubai international airport. reports say the flight was coming from india. all 275 people on board were safely evacuated. no word yet on what caused the crash landing. police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found last night near a queens. 30-year-old corrina bertron o went out for a jog late monday afternoon and did not return. her body was found about four hours after bertrano was reported missing. a transition of power under way at the nypd after police commissioner bill bratton announced he's retiring next month. bratton is taking a job in the private sector. james o'neill, a brooklyn native and currents chief of department will re -- current chief of department will replace him. alex with a final look at traffic. >>reporter: mary, thank you.
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bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. we have heavy delays that extend back to northern boulevard. also two separate accidents on the eastbound side of the cross bronx left us with at least an hour delay as you make your way here to the toll plaza. if you choose to go out of your way, lincoln and holland tunnels are both at a 20-minute wait. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. john. >> thanks, alex. i hope you can cut out a little early today so you can enjoy some of this great weather. highs are going to be below normal and humidity values are going to be nice and comfore. it's a sunny day with 81. 81 an it's august, man. 83 tomorrow. there's a little bit of fog that will mix away this morning and then it's going to be nice. could see a repeat of that tonight into thursday. it's friday where you start to feel a little bit more humidity. chance of a storm on saturday. >> okay, john, thanks. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. thanks for watching, i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. "cbs this morning" is next.
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