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it's 4:30, 68 degrees on this thursday, august 4th. another beautiful day today, sunny and warm with low humidity. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment. but, first, a warehouse fire turns into a raging inferno in queens. the flames and smoke prompting health concerns. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welco t morning. and we begin this morning with that massive fire in queens. it took several hours and hundreds of firefighters to contain the fierce flames, the thick smoke rising from the warehouse >> cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live in suniedside queens with more. janelle. >>reporter: good morning to you, chris and mary. it certainly has been a long night for fire crews out here. you can see they still have a couple of ladders dousing some of the hot spots that remain inside of this warehouse. this is an industrial area that
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teams worked to get the fire out. the massive flames lighting up the sky on 37th street in sunnyside wednesday night, more than 250 firefighters battling the raging fire as the warehouse burned. inside a flammable combination fueling the burst of flames that could be seen and smelled for miles. >> had a lot of wood, had a lot of lacquers, thinners, painters, paint in the shop spread. >> it was like a weird immense smell. it was really strong. >>reporter: the warehouse, listed as new york custom interior millwork corporation, a family-owned woodwork and interior design company. no employees were nz the building when the flames began around 7:30 p.m. it took crews four hours to get it under control. the chief urging people who live nearby to take precautions. >> close your windows.
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combustion. we asked that question right away, what's burning, but we hope most of it is consumed in the fire. >>reporter: and four firefighters did suffer some minor injuries during that fire fight. as for the cause of what ignited the flames, that is still under investigation this morning. reporting live from sunnyside, queens. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. time now 4:32. it's time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa murdock is in for john this morning. hi, vanessa. >> good morning. we have another beautiful day on tap, and we are starting out, oh, so comfortably. let's take a look at temperatures. 55 in the city, 55 in summit, scarsdale this morning 62 degrees. low humidity, skies are mainly clear out there. it is beautiful to start the day. and it will stay this way. we are going to enjoy a mostly sunny thursday out there. 8:00 a.m. 70 degrees, that's where we'll be an it'll feel like 70. by noon, 79, feels like 79. so very lovely.
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and then by 9:00 this evening we're back down to 72 under clear skies. i'll have your full forecast coming up. we'll talk about the weekend. but now it's time to check in with alex and your time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. as janelle mentioned, in sunnyside queens, it is that serious fire that closed queens boulevard as you make your way westbound between 39th street and van dam street. this also is closed at queens boulevard. if you choose to go westbound or trying to make your way westbound, 47th avenue is your better subway issues as well. track maintenance under way because of that 75th avenue jamaica-bound e and f trains running with delays for you. a live look outside at the george washington bridge. inbound lower level closed for construction. delay free at all of the hudson river crossings for you. alternate parking is in effect city wide today, be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you. >> alex, thank you. a neighborhood on edge as the murderer is searched for.
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the murder mystery, including new evidence. >>reporter: reward posters spell out the tragic news, this 30-year-old woman was murdered and now police need help to find her killer. for those who knew karina vetrano, she was more than a face on a flyer. >> she was a great girl. she had tons of friends. she lit up the room when she walked in. >>reporter: family, friends and neighbors came together and lit candles outside of vetro lounge where she worked. she was found strangled tuesday night after going for a just a few blocks from her howard beach home near the spring creek federal land near the belt parkway. police also believe she may have been sexually assaulted. they say her body was found with her shorts and sports bra pulled down. >>reporter: police say vertrano left her home to go for a jog around 5:00 tuesday evening. the avid runner often used the unpaved trail and often ran alongside her father. this time an injury kept her at home. >> he asked her not to run this path, not without him. >>reporter: police say
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stopped. her father began to worry when his phone calls to her went unanswered. >> at some point after that her father began to worry when she didn't return home. he call a member of the service, the police chief who lives nearby who then called 911. >>reporter: he helped police retrace their usual running route and pings from her cell phone led them to a marshy area about 15 feet from the path. her father discover the body. >> you can imagine his angst at that point. we found her ce ground. >>reporter: while the community continues to mourn vertrano's death, the focus shifts to finding her killer. >> i just hope they catch the animal that did it. that's all i care about right now. >> police say they'll use helicopters and infrom ared technology to search for evidence that may not be easily visible. new this morning, police have released photos that they believe say are involveed in a credit card fraud ring. the nypd says these are the latest two caught on camera
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may until july. many of the victims had accounts at the ridgewood savings bank. police say eight thieves in total used the credit card information to buy over $30,000 worth of merchandise at stores in east new york and brownsville, brooklyn. also new this morning, security cameras captured clear images of three men wanted for robbing thousands of dollars from a queens business. the three allegedly broke into a restaurant supply store in astoria by cutting a hole in the window. they apparently knew what they from a lock box inside an office. the men are between 40 and 50. it happened july 26th at around 2:00 in the morning. police hope someone can identify them. we are following developing news out of london. one woman was killed an five others hurt after a man went on a stabbing spree. the attack happened in russell square which is near the british museum. a 19-year-old man was arrested after he was taken down with a taser. officials say he is now in custody in a hospital.
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significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. >> police say terrorism is also a possible motive, but they are still investigating. city leaders say they're stepping up police patrols this morning as a precautionary measure. and the terror fight here at home, a u.s. law enforcement officer stands accused of trying to help isis. nicholas young, a transit police officer for washington d.c. subway system appeared in federal court yesterday. earlier agents searched his home in northern virginia. according to court papers, young bought isis purchase mobile messages accounts. he actually gave them to an undercover source. the fbi says young has been on his radar for six years. well, police are searching for a bakery burglar who's repeatedly broken into the same new jersey shop is. jared stuffed cupcakes in tota has been burglarized three times in the past four weeks. this time the thief was he clearly scene on surveillance. he got through a rear window
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the owner says she feels violated. >> it's like somebody stripped you down naked and you're standing in the middle of, you know, madison square garren. >> a post plastering his face on social media has been share nearly 1,200 times. he made off with $500 in the first two break-ins. the third time the cash register was empty. scientists have started experimenting an experimental zika virus vaccine on humans. the study involves about 80 volunteers. -- the study involves ab to approve the $1.1 spending bill to fund zika programs, but lawmakers have already left for an extended recess without passing it. meanwhile, new york state is cracking down on companies trying to cash in on zika fears. seven companies are accused of advertising or selling infective insect repellants, including ultrasonic devices, patches and bracelets. people are advised to use products approved by the epa only. the centers for disease control
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following ingredients, deet, piccaretan and lemon eucalyptus and a synthetic repellant. dramatic video from inside an emirates boeing 777 that crashed in dubai. that's right. cell phone video shows some passengers trying to get their suitcases yesterday before flight attendants ordered them off the plane. minutes later it caught fire. all 300 people on board escaped, including six americans, but was killed. the ntsb sent a team to dubai to help with the investigation. it is now 4:39. still ahead, outgoing police commissioner bill bratton speaks on the future of the new york police department. why he says the force will be very different under his successor james o'neill and what it means for the relationship with city hall. also ahead, a new graduation requirement for high school students that has some parents outraged this morning. how soon before students will need to pass a standardized test in order to get their
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another beautiful day, a comfortable start out there, bright yet again, and more of this weather to come, at least in the short term. we'll talk about the weekend
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things off out there, live outside? clear skies overhead in the city, 68 degrees, calm winds, lovely. temperatures across the region, they are cool to the north, 55 degrees in monticello as well as the hamptons, 53 degrees the reading this morning. belmar starting off at 62. as we roll on through your day, temperatures will be topping out at 82 degrees, skies will be mostly sunny today, winds will be on the settled side. so looking really good overhead, and with regard to temperature right now, clear skies, your forecast today and tomorrow, but then as we make our way toward the weekend, things do begin to change. there's going to be a front approaching from the west that will bring wet weather late friday through the day on saturday. we'll also see humidity levels climb big time in that time frame. but for today and tomorrow feeling very good out there. hour by hour, here's what you can expect for today, mostly sunny skies, pretty much for the duration. yeah, a few times you'll see a few more clouds filtering on through. the suggestion of a shower is well north of the city today, but i think we generally just
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thursday. tomorrow looking lovely as well. but note the clouds begin to increase late friday into saturday with that approaching front. saturday we start to see shower and storm activity, and unfortunately it looks to linger through much of the day. we're hoping it's out of here by saturday evening. sunday is looking great. for today sunshine, very pleasant, 82 degrees. winds will be out of the northeast, becoming southeasterly at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. then overnight comfortable again, 68 degrees. for your day tomorrow a little bit warmer, 84 but another crank up the heat and humidity. take a look. saturday 89, feeling like 90 plus out there, showers and storms, sticky too are, nicer for sunday, a high of 86 and mostly sunny. time now for a check on your time saver traffic with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. if you're traveling in sun, queens, we do have some changes for you. there is a serious fire under way. it has closed queens boulevard westbound between 39th street and van dam street. this also has 37th street closed now between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. 47th avenue is a better bet if
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area. one lane is also closed on the brooklyn-bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. no major delays making your way through the area quite yet, but you'll see those flashing lights. subway issues as well due to track maintenance at 75th avenue, we have jamaica-bound e and f trains running with delays. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. do be safe, don't text and drive. chris, over to you >> alex, thank you. if you're just waking up, here's a quick look at your morning update. the medical examiner says the 30-year-old jogger whose body was found in howard there's evidence karina vetrano may have been sexually assaulted. last night family and friends lit candles outside the restaurant where she worked. four firefighters suffered minor injuries in a warehouse fire in queens. flames tore through the new york custom interior millwork corporation in sunnyside. the fire was brought under control late last night. no word yet on how that fire started. donald trump is downplaying reports of turmoil in his campaign. he told supporters in florida his campaign is going very well and is unified. but new polls show hillary clinton opening a double-digit
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police commissioner bill bratton says the force will be very different under his successor. bratton spoke to cbs 2 political reporter marcia kramer. >>reporter: when i asked police commissioner bill bratton if the department would change under his successor james o'neill, i expected him to say it would be a continuation of the bratton reign. instead -- >> actually, the department will be different in that jimmy is prepared with his neighborhood policing plan. the ability of to address the racial divide, jimmy, i think is going to have significant gains on dealing with the racial tension in this city. >>reporter: if that happens, it would be a major score with his boss, mayor de blasio who has made forming the police department one of his major initiatives, a big deal for a mayor facing a possibly bumpy re-election campaign next year, and because of that bratton said o'neill would have -- >> the resources to do it. >>reporter: while o'neill was
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consider, his nickname in the department is jpo for jimmy police. he rides a harley, a motorcycle buff and he's weathered a corruption scandal. in 2008 he lost his job as commander of the narcotics division after a sting operation found officers using drugs they seized to pay off informants. o'neill wasn't involved, but he did languish for more than a decade until bratton returned to the department. ironically, he will also have to deal with an ongoing corruption probe that of several top chiefs with more reportedly on the griddle. >> these corrupt police officers cannot be allowed to continue in the police department. he needs to set that tone at the top. >>reporter: and while the neighborhood policing he favors will be important, experts say he will also be judged on how he deals with quality-of-life issues like the homeless and communities overrun with people who smoke synthetic marijuana, k2. >> it's one of the most important things that people all over the city expect and
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>> and james o'neill, the current chief of department takes over in mid september. parents in new jersey are upset over a new graduation requirement for high school students. starting in 2021, students will need to pass a standardized test called park to get their diploma. s.a.t. and a.c.t. scores will no longer be accepted as an alternative. the education law center and the aclu of new jersey accused the board of education of overreaching its authority. it is now 4:48. the happiest place goes dark. why it was lights out last night in parts of disneyland. find out what happened when a six-foot surprise washed up on shore, and is it safe to swim out there this weekend. and we'll get another check of traffic and weather on the
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it's 4:51. let's go. >> i'm going to go with bruno on this. >> 68 degrees. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. rchld and new this morning, happiest place on earth was one of the darkest because of a power outage. parts of disneyland in anaheim, california briefly lost power last night after a transformer blew in the city. generators at the park quickly kicked in, but some guests said they were stuck on rides as workers reset them. the outage affected about 4,000 anaheim customers and several well, quite a sight at the jersey shore where a shark washed up on the beach. look at this incredible video here. you can see some kids actually interacting with the shark after helping it back in the water. it's gotta be a better game to play than that. this happened in surrender city near sacramento avenue. the beach patrol doesn't know exactly what kind of shark it was. they say it was about six feet long. they're also telling swimmers it's safe to go back in the water. the last time i heard those words it's safe to go back in
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stephen spielberg. time now is just about 4:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa. >> well, guys, it is looking like another spectacular day. temperatures are starting off chilly according to some, 50s and 60s out there. hot spot the city at 68. today will be another winner. we're expecting mostly sunny skies. there's periods of a few more clouds in that, but 82 degrees will be the high in the city, 80 in caton a. trenton, 81, low humidity out there for the on out is one of climbing. 84 degrees your high tomorrow, then on saturday a high of 89, we'll feel like the low- to mid- 90s. so humidity levels climbing late friday into saturday, but for today and tomorrow still feeling very good out there. back over to you, chris and mary. >>reporter: thanks, vanessa. i'll take it. if you're traveling this morning, we'll help you out here, some changes in the bronx. an accident blocking two lanes of the southbound side of country club road.
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reporting there from a serious fire. it has closed queens boulevard westbound between 39th street and van dam street. it also has 37th street closed between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. if you are try ooing to make your way westbound, 47th avenue is going to be your best option. a lane is closed on the brooklyn bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. no major delays quite yet through the area, but you'll see those flashing lights. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> all right, alex, thanks so much. time 4: morning. they've been delivering milk for almost 100 years, now the elmhurst area is closing up shop. why they say they have no choice. and pick up or pay up. tough new rules for litterbugs in one suburban city. how trash left behind could cost them thousands of dollars
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there once again. we'll have is traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in a couple of minutes. first, a lanmark queens milk factory is shutting its doors. >> the nearly century-old elmhurst dairy says changing consumer habits will force it to close. vanessa is here with more on this. >> yeah, the owner of elmhurst dairy hopes to create a new business at the site, but now nearly 300 employees are looking for jobs. >>reporter: the conveyor belt runs nonstop inside the dairy, carrying millions the plant has been a mainstay on jamaica road in queens since 1936. but now long-time employees are wondering where their pay checks will come from once the factory closes october 30th. >> i'm already missing this place. you know, i'm supporting my family, i'm feeding my family from this place, 21 years. this place is my life. >> this is henry schwartz, the owner of this company. >>reporter: he speaks fondly of his father who first start
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he says he tried to keep the business running, but has lost tens of millions in recent years because of consumers changing hackettes. >> we were changing nature's most perfect food and delivering it to millions of people throughout the new york area. believe it or not they're not drinking pasteurized milk. there's been an enormous decline. >>reporter: at its height in the '70s and '80s, the milk factory employed nearly 600 people with good paying jobs. this forklift operator says it's the best job he say about this company. >>reporter: the workers will not get severance pay, but some will be offered jobs at the company's other food-related businesses in upstate and in new jersey. meanwhile, the owner says he's considering a new business at the site, possibly entertainment related. >> we expect to go ahead and take our 16 acres and make it into new businesses that employ far more people. >>reporter: but schwartzed adds most of the existing
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legacy. regular milk consumption has decline as people have turn to alternatives such as almond milk and also highly filtered and processed national brands of milk. chris and mary >> hate to see that happen. you hear some of those stories from the people that were there for so many years, so many memories. >> you remember buying the milk, of course. still ahead, turmoil in the trump campaign, as his running mate splits with him on a big endorsement and now trump is losing more of his top supporters. plus a developing story attack at a landmark. what authorities believe is a possible motive. cbs 2 news at 5:00 begins in 90 seconds. rid-x helps break down waste.
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it's 5:00, 68 degrees on this thursday, august 4th. another nice day today. lots of sunshine, low humidity as well. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. plus a family and neighborhood in mourning as new clues emerge in a mur mystery in howard fire burns through a wood working factory in queens. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. massive flames and thick black smoke could be seen for miles as firefighters rushed to contain that warehouse fire. it took several hours and hundreds of firefighters to get it under control. >> but this morning the inferno is sparking new health concerns for neighbors. cbs 2's janelle burrell join us live in sunnyside, queens with more this morning. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, the
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scene was urging people who live in this area to keep their windows closed as a precaution with that thick smoke still in the air. at this hour, you can see that they still have ladders dousing the roof here, dousing the hot spots that remain here this morning, this fire starting around 7:30 last night. and it took them hours to get it under control. the massive flames lighting up the sky on 37th street in sunnyside w more than 250 firefighters battling the raging fire as the warehouse burned. inside a flammable combination fueling the burst of flames that could be seen and smelled for miles. >> had a lot of wood, had a lot of lacquers, thinners, painters, paint in the shop which led to a quick fire spread. >> it was like a weird immense smell. it was really strong. >>reporter: the warehouse listed as new york custom
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a family-owned woodwork and interior design company. no employees were inside the building when the flames began around 7:30 p.m. it took crews four hours to get under control. the chief urging people who live nearby to take precautions. >> close your windows, just stay away from the smoke. it's the products of combustion. we asked that question right away what's burning, but we hope most of it is just consumed in the fire. >>reporter: and part of the roof actually did collapse because of the those flames. four firefighters were left with minor injuries. the cause of what ignitedded those flames still under investigation. reporting live this morning from sunnyside, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. at 5:02. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s and bring in vanessa murdock in for john this morning. hey, vanessa. >> good morning. hey, it is going to be a great day. we have low humidity as was mentioned earlier, beautiful sunshine on tap, and temperatures right around where they should be by this
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quite cool out there. 56 degrees right now in sparta, 63 in ross linned, in the city 68. on the vortex satellite and radar picture it is bright and clear out there, not necessarily bright yet, but bright stars shining. as we go through the day today, we'll see a few more clouds here and there, but otherwise a beautiful thursday for you. by noon we're up to 79 degrees and it feels just that. by 2:00 this afternoon we reach our high of 82. winds will be on the light side out of generally the east time now to check in with alex and our time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. as you make your way in the bronx, we do have an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side on the new england thruway. it is at middletown road. delays now extend back to pellham parkway. as janelle mentioned, in sun, queens, a serious fire has closed queens boulevard making your way westbound between 39th street and van dam street. it also has 37th street closed between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. so 47th avenue is your best
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westbound into the city. we have two lanes now close on the brooklyn-bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. we have delays that sten back now to lily pond avenue. stick with the lower level through the area for a little bit of a smoother commute for you. now alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back over to you. >> alex, thank you. police in queens are on the hunt for the killer who attacked and murdered a 30-year- old jogger. >> this morning investigators uncovering new information and new evidence. cbs 2's andrea grymes is in howard beach with more for us mary, police sources say that they are looking at trash that they found near the scene, testing it to see if it'll come up with some type of clue that will lead to this killer. but take a look behind me, police are on the scene here in howard beach, searching for anything that could lead them to the person who strangled 30- year-old karina vetrano to death. grief-stricken loved ones and howard beach residents lit
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30-year-old karina vetrano, others who didn't, but all shaken and outraged by her murder. >> this girl was a beautiful girl in the prime of her life, you know, taken down by an animal. >>reporter: investigators put up reward posters in the neighborhood, hoping for any tips that could lead to vertrano's killer. vertrano, an avid runner left her home around 5:00 p.m. on tuesday for a jog nearby on an unpaved trail in the spring creek federal parkland near the belt parkway. police say she usually went an injury kept him home. he got concerned when she did not answer his calls. >> at some point after that her father began to get worried, where she was, she didn't return home normally. he called a member of the service, police chief who lives nearby who then called 911. >>reporter: vertrano's dad helped police search and tuesday night pings from her cell phone led them to a marshy area about 15 feet away from the running path. investigators say her dad was
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strangled to death and possibly sexually assaulted. police sources say one of her hands was clutching grass, indicating she may have been dragged. we're told a single sneaker and her headphones were missing. neighbors say many frequent this area, including homeless, day laborers and fishermen. it's unclear whether vertrano knew her killer or was targeted at random. >> it's just a terrible tragedy. i don't know what else to say, you know. it's frightening because i go bike ridi that path. >>reporter: and, again, back out here live, you can see the street here still blocked off by police, continuing to search for clues into the night. we did check in with police just a short time ago. they say they cannot say if they have any persons of interest, so far no suspects in this case. reporting live in howard beach, queens, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. new this morning, police are looking for a woman who tried to rob a bank on the upper west side. police released these
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suspect. they say she targeted a chase bank on broadway around 1:30 yesterday afternoon. investigators say she handed a bank teller a note demanding money, but when the bank teller did not cooperate, they say the woman took off. we're following a developing story out of london. one woman was killed an five others hurt after a man went on a stabbing spree. the attack happened in russell square which is near the british museum. a 19-year-old man was arrested after he was taken down with a taser. officials say he is now in custody in a hospital. >> that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. >> police say terrorism is also a possible motive, but they're still investigating. city leaders say they're stepping up police patrols this morning as a precautionary measure. now to campaign 2016, hillary clinton campaigns in las vegas today, holding a rally and touring a factory. donald trump rallies support in portland, maine. in florida last night, trump denied claims of turmoil inside his campaign.
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it's never been so well united. we're on a journey together. it's a journey like has never taken place in this country, actually. >> but a new poll shows hillary clinton opening up a double- digit lead over trump, 49% to 39%. it comes on the heels of a report from cbs news that trump is growing estranged from his staff. as for clinton, she attacked trump while visiting a colorado tie factory. >> i really would like him to explain workers to make trump ties. this is one of them. it's got his name on it, of course. >> yesterday trump's running mate, mike pence endorsed house speaker paul ryan in his congressional race. trump created major friction in the party this week when he refused to do so. well, the to bear the trump name will soon close its doors. the creators of the taj mahal have decided to shoulder the place over labor day weekend.
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1990, but cut most ties with atlantic city by 2009. more recently billionaire carl ikahn bought the business. he says it lost $100 million in the past 18 months. president obama has cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates. that includes 67 people who were serving life terms. almost all were serving time for non-violent drug crimes. most will be released december 1st. the white house wants congress to pass a criminal justice overhaul which would address h until then, the administration says to expect more clemency action. nine minutes after the hour right now. still ahead, taking park cleanup to a whole new level. how leaving your litter could cost you thousands of dollars in one suburban city. plus an update on a little girl we introduced you to yesterday who underwent a complicated surgery to remove a tumor on her face. how that procedure went and how little sandy is doing this morning. all right. we have the horizon brightening, sunrise is at 5:56. your checklist for today, those
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temperatures pretty much where they should be and lots of sun. let's go ahead, shall we, take you live outside? it is getting gorgeous out there. the skies are perfectly clear, 68 degrees, relative humidity at 75%. but please don't be deceived by that number. humidity levels are low. it is very, very pleasant. temperatures range from the low 50s out there to 68 in the city. 63 right now in alpine, 61 in cranberry. we look to the dewpoints to e is in the atmosphere. the lower the dewpoint, the more comfortable it is outside. as they get close to 70, that's when it gets gross. but temperatures -- rather, dewpoint temperatures 55 right now in sparta, 51 in yapank, very, very comfortable levels. as we look at what is going to progress for today, by noon we're up to 79 degrees, mostly sunny skies. by 2:00 it is 82 and mostly sunny. by 9:00 this evening, if you're out and about 72 with clear
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with that live picture. skies are crystal clear. high pressure is dominating your forecast, but things change late tomorrow into saturday with an approaching cold front. as it does make its approach, we're going to see humidity levels climb late tomorrow, showers and storms in the forecast as we make our way into the day on saturday. the latest on earl as we look down toward mexico, it is making landfall here, as we look toward closer to home, things are much calmer. but right now category 1, winds are sustained at 70 -- excu storm is moving west at 15 miles per hour. category 1 storm as it makes landfall, of course, it will decrease in intensity. for us here at home, it is nice again, looking lovely out there today. high pressure in control. tomorrow temperatures will climb a little, humidity levels will climb and that cold front will make its approach late friday into saturday. so steamy stormy conditions on saturday, sunday definitely looking like the better half of your weekend. for today it's 82 degrees,
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on the calm side at 5 to 10 on average out of the east. then overnight comfortable again, 68 degrees in the city. we're translating that into the 50s north and west. tomorrow another nice one, 84 degrees out there. as we look at your extended forecast, beyond tomorrow we are at 89 on saturday, feeling like the low- to mid-90s with that cranking humidity. showers and storms on saturday, for sunday it's 86 and mostly sunny. again, this the better half. and then looking lovely to start next week. time now for a check on your denis. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. in the bronx an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the new england thruway. it's at middletown road. a look at our live drive speed map showing you delays now that extend back to pellham parkway. also in sunny side, queens, there is a serious fire that closed queens boulevard westbound, between 39th street and van dam street. it's also having 37th street closed between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. 47th avenue is going to be your best option if you want to travel westbound this morning. two lanes are closed on the
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the verrazano bridge. we have delays that extend back to lily pond avenue. stick with the lower level for a good commute here. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris, over to you >> alex, thank you. yonkers is launching a campaign to stop people from trashing the city. litterbugs will soon be facing much bigger fines. cbs 2's lou young has the story. >>reporter: stand in the bronx, look north and notice how roadside trash seems to vanish right at the city line. it's not an accident. workers on the yonkers side are keeping it clean, but it pull over, especially at lights, they'll pull over and put something out on the curb. >> every morning we come in, there's litter all over the streets. >>reporter: now the city is getting ready to issue lots of tickets and big fines. city council president liam mcglock lin wrote the legislation. >> we're not messing around. the city council has increased the fine from a class 3 to a class 2 offense. >>reporter: which means littering fines start at $250 and go up from there.
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fine for littering here on our streets and our offices will be more aggressively pursuing those individuals. >>reporter: the ordinance puts sharp teeth in an anti- littering initiative already in effect at city parks. visitors urged to leave no trace. >> it's a good idea for us to pick up our garbage and take it right back to where we came from. >>reporter: it's an increasingly popular policy first instituted by the national parks service, carry in, carry out which means you might find the trash receptacle at the park you visit, but if you don't, well, behind could cost you big time. >> this isn't something where we're looking to be unreasonable, but we're asking the public to chip in. >>reporter: the fines begin in the fall. until then we're on the honor system on the streets and in the parks. who had potato chips? we're in yonkers, lou young, cbs 2 news. an update this morning on a little girl we told you about yesterday. 1-year-old sandy diaz from queens has undergone a complicated surgery to remove a
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performed the procedure yesterday. they say everything went according to plan with no nerve damage, little sandy is doing well. they expect she'll be able to function normally once her recovery is complete. well, pope francis opening the door to women possibly serving as deacons dmat lick church. the pontiff has appointed a special panel to study the issue. only one american is commissioned for the panel, leading religious scholar from our area, professor phyllis logono of hofstra university. she will serve on the 12-person panel discussinen out the same duties and male deacons, including performing a baptism, witnessing a marriage or preaching. >> this i think has caught the world's imagination and something that will continue to be discussed. i don't think it's going to be blown off the pages of our news. >> having a larger role for women in the church has been devisive with some saying women are well served being nuns. it's now 5:18. could a so-called smart scale be the key to losing weight? the new technology that's
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5:30. ? ? who could forget this. one of alex denis' favorite soppings, "the macarena." it is still living on at parties and weddings. a look back at the song that believe it or not made history. and we'll get another check on your traffic and weather on the 2s coming up
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>> hey. >> president obama being serenaded by participants at a summit for young african- american leaders. the commander in chief turns 55 today. no word on any official birthday plans, but by his schedule it looks like business as usual during the day. >> there you go. happy birthday, mr. president. time now 5:22. traffic and weather on the 2s. here is vanessa murdock. >> looking good for today, a beautiful beginning, cool and comfortable out there. 56 in mccalfy. it's 51 in new rochel morning, 63 for richfield, 60 in toms river. as we make our way into the afternoon, we warm into the low 80s out there, even just upper 70s for some. so 79 the high this afternoon in montauk, 80 in sparta, 82 in central park. on fire island a high of 80. tons of sunshine, yes, a few clouds here and there, low humidity and winds out of the east at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. as we look at your beach forecast, if you're wanting to head out there this weekend, showers and storms, sticky on saturday. better half will be sunday.
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time saver traffic with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. we have some changes for your morning ride. in the bronx an accident blocking two lanes of the southbound side of the new england thruway. it's at middletown road. we have delays that extend back to pelham parkway. a disabled vehicle literally just pulled away blocking the center lane on the outbound upper level of the george washington brink. we still have lingering delays back to the new york side. two lanes are closed on the brooklyn-bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. delays here linger back to lily pond avenue. stick with the lower level for alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thanks. let's talk a little sports. at the rio olympics, the women's soccer team opened 2-0 win over new zealand. the women are the three-time defending olympic champs. >> here at home, one more night of the subway series. cbs 2's steve overmeyer has a check on sports. >> well, the yankees and the mets wrap up the subway series at yankee stadium tonight. last night things got a little testy. mark texiera was in the middle of all of it.
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tone for the yankee's offensive outburst, but in his next at bat, he didn't take too kindly to steven mass hitting him in the leg. benches cleared, but no fights. later roblus thought that tex was stealing signs and things got sense again as roblus walks off. i'm in your head. the yankees downed the mets by a final of 9-5. for cbs 2 sports, i'm steve overmeyer. have a good day. a po is celebrating a milestone anniversary this week. on august 3rd, 1996, a one-hit wonder shimmied to the top of the billboard charts. >> hard to believe t.20 years we are looking at the mania over the "macarena." tony iello, our resident expert takes a look. >>reporter: in the bronx, yankee stadium fixture rich summed up the summer of '96.
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yankee stadium danced the "macarena." >> new york now has a record. ? ? >>reporter: it was an english language remix of a latin chart single by a group called los del rio. the video is featured hands to head to hips dance moves that were easy to learn. "macarena" spent 14 weeks atop the billboard hot 100. >> it was everywhere. everywhere. >> i remember dancing to it at my wedding. ? ? >>reporter: at the '96 delegates danced the night away. on city streets senior citizens, construction workers and tourists all joined the "macarena" craze. >> it united everybody, old, young, everybody did it. ? ? >>reporter: so this is the part of the story where the reporter does the "macarena," right? ? ? >>reporter: i prefer the al gore version. >> i've been watching you doing
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in '96 poked fun at his stiff image with a motionless "macarena." >> would you like to see it again? >>reporter: the "macarena" had its moments and the beat goes on in our memories. in the bronx, tony iello, cbs 2 news. ? ? >> not just a memory around here. we do it everyday, right? >> that's how we open the show normally, you just don't see it on camera. 5:26. still ahead, growing concerns about a fungus that could change the long islan plus this: >>reporter: this morning streets are blocked off, police are on the scene as they continue searching for clues that could lead them to karina vetrano's killer. the 30-year-old woman found dead after jogging in howard beach. i'll have a live report coming up. >>reporter: firefighters continuing to douse hot spots after a warehouse erupts in flames. we'll have a live report from the scene coming up. and a new tool in the battle of the bulge. we're going to show you how the smart scale could help you lose weight.
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in london, six people stabbed with a knife, one of them killed. police have the suspect in custody. but, first, black smoke billowing into the air, a warehouse goes up in flames in queens. at one point firefighters almost became trapped. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. and we begin with that warehouse fire in queens. it took hundreds of firefighters several hours to get the inferno under control. >> and this morning some of the focus is health. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live in sunnyside, queens with more. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, the chief told people who live in this area to keep their windows shut as a precaution. but firefighters, they are still out here on the scene. you can see they have those ladders and those hoses up above the roof which part of it actually collapsed from the intensity of the flames. this massive fire fueled by those materials inside. the massive flames lighting up
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sunnyside wednesday night, more than 250 firefighters battling the raging fire as the warehouse burned. inside a flammable combination fueling the burst of flames that could be seen and smelled for miles. >> had a lot of wood, had a lot of lacquers, thinners, painters, paint in the shop which led to a quick fire spread. >> it was like a weird immense smell is. it was really strong. >>reporter: the warehouse listed as new interior millwork corporation, a family-owned woodwork and interior design company. no employees were inside the building when the flames began around 7:30 p.m. it took crews four hours to get it under control. the chief urging people who live nearby to take precautions. >> close your windows, just stay away from the smoke. it's the products of combustion. we asked that question right away what's burning, but we hope most of it is just consumed in the fire. >>reporter: now back live, you
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firefighters up above still continuing to put water on the hot spots that remain. four of their colleagues were left with minor injuries in fighting those flames here last night. as for the cause of the flames, that's still under investigation this morning. reporting live from sunnyside, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa murdock with us here this morning. hi, vanessa. another great day, huh? >> another beautiful day. it's starting o beautiful, crisp blue skies. sunrise is at 5:56, low humidity, we've got it all going for us today and we're heading for the low 80s. right now chilly by some standards, 55 in summit, it is 63 in ross linned, 68 the reading in central park. clear skies overhead, high pressure is dominating today's forecast. that means we will keep the sunshine, see just a few clouds here and there, and then as we make our way into the weekend things change. before today enjoy it. it's going to be lovely. by noon 79 degrees and mostly
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by 2:00 this afternoon a high of 82, 5:00 we're down to 79, and then this evening we drop into the 70s. it's looking great. >> this is perfect weather. can't believe it's august. nice. >> thank you. how about the commute? >>reporter: if you're traveling, unfortunately some changes to go along with your lovely forecast. in bronx two lanes blocked at the thruway. also two lanes are closed on the brooklyn-bound upper level of the verrazano bridge, delays extend back to lily pond avenue. stick with the lower level for a libi make your way through the area. construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at third avenue is causing heavier- than-normal traffic, back to the alexander hamilton bridge. alternate side parking is in effect city wide, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. new this morning investigators are uncovering new information and new evidence in the search for a killer in queens. >> a community on edge as they search for the person who attacked and murdered a 30-year- old jogger. cbs 2's andrea grymes is in howard beach with more.
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are testing trash found near the scene to see if it'll lead them to their killer. they also have in their possession karina vetrano's cell phone and also some surveillance video as they continue to work this scene, as you can see behind me, trying to find out who murdered this 30-year-old jogger. >>reporter: grief-stricken loved ones and howard beach residents lit candles, consoling each other into the night, some who knew 30-year- old karina vetrano, others who outraged by her murder. >> this girl was a beautiful girl in the prime of her life, you know, taken down by an animal. >>reporter: investigators put up reward posters in the neighbor, hoping for any tips that could lead to vertrano's killer. vertrano, an avid runner left her home around fierveg p.m. on tuesday for a jog nearby -- around 5:00 p.m. on a jog nearby in the spring creek federal park land near the belt parkway. police say she usually went with her father. but this time an injury kept
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not answer his calls. >> at some point after that her father began to get worried, where she was, she didn't return home normally. he called a member of the service, police chief who lives nearby who then called 911. >>reporter: vertrano's dad helped police search and tuesday night pings from her cell phone led them to a marshy area about 15 feet away from the running path. investigators say her dad was the one who found her body. strangled to death and posi police sources say one of her hands was clutching grass, indicating she may have been dragged. we're told a single sneaker and her headphones were missing. neighbors say many frequent this area, including homeless, day laborers and fishermen. it's unclear whether vertrano knew her killer or was targeted at random. >> it's just a terrible tragedy. i don't know what else to say, you know. it's frightening because i go bike riding everyday right on
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streets still blocked off. vertrano was a graduate of st. john's university. we're told she worked at a local catering hall. police also said her dad asked her not to run on this path without him. but she didn't listen. reporting live this morning in howard beach, queens, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. we are following developing news out of london where police are investigating a knife attack, and if it was terror related. one woman was killed, five others hurt after a man went on a stabbing spree. the attack happened in russell se british museum. a 19-year-old man was arrested after he was taken down with a stun gun. officials say he is now in custody in a hospital. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. >> city leaders say they're stepping up police patrols this morning as a precautionary measure. dramatic video from inside
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crash landed in dubai. cell phone video shows some passengers trying to get their suitcases yesterday before flight attendants ordered them off the plane. just minutes later it caught fire. all 300 people aboard escaped, including six americans. one firefighter was killed. the ntsb sent a team to dubai to help with the investigation. government scientists have started testing an experimental zika virus vaccine on humans. the study involves about 80 volunteers. initial results are expected by the end of e congress to approve a $1.1 million spending bill to fund zika programs, but lawmakers have left for an extended recess without a passage. meanwhile, new york state is cracking down on companies trying to cash in on zika fears. seven companies are accused of advertising and selling infective insect repel abilities, including ultra sonic devices, patches and bracelets. people are advised to use products approved by the epa. the centers for disease control
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repel abilities contain the following ingredients, picaritin, lemon oil eucalyptus and ir3535, a synthetic repellant. police are searching for a bakery burglar who broke into the same three shops. this past weekend the thief was seen clearly on surveillance video. in the first two break-ins he got through a rear window that weanlt properly locked. the third time he smashed it. the owner says she fe has stripped you down naked and you're standing in the middle of, you know, madison square garden. >> a poster plastering his face on social media has been shared nearly 1,200 times. he made off with about $500 in the first two break-ins, the third time the register was empty. daily fantasy sports is back in business in new york. governor cuomo signed legislation which calls the online contest games of skill that resolves that central argument in a lawsuit against two fantasy sports companies by
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he likeened the online matches to illegal gambling based on chance. new york is the seventh state this year to legalize and regulate the daily fantasy sports industry. well, the time is 5:39. coming up, could self-checkouts in stores be leading to a spike in thefts. what a new study is revealing. plus a tree-destroying disease makes its way to long island. why it could be devastating and what homeowners should look out for. and an unusual shark tale from the jersey shore. what happened when a group of kids got up close to it. and don't forget, you can and all morning long. follow us on facebook and
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after spending about a year deep in the 100-acre -- hold on. what is this? after spending about a year [ laughter ] >> winnie the poo in france. >> they're back on display at the new york public library. >> yesterday the original toys that inspired the winnie the
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they were ship out to a textile conservator and fixed up head to toe. the kids said they're glad -- they're glad they're back. >> they have been greatly missed over the last year or so, as we say, having a spa treatment. we everyday have people come in who have come here expressly to see the dolls. >> i know, chris has been saying where have they been? yes, they were all dplaited to the library back in 1987, so now e winnie the pooh. it's going to come in handy the next couple of weeks. time now 5:42. traffic and weather on the 2s. here's vanessa murdock in for john this morning. >> i imagine those stories will be filling your years pretty soon, chris, you won't be able to get them out of your head. let's first check in with our weather watchers this morning. it is cool out there, very lovely to start off the day and hopefully you're going to enjoy it as well. 57 degrees is what john says
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at 61%. that sounds fantastic. 59 degrees, this report from jean in north plainfield, new jersey. clear skies, looking lovely. reporting higher relative humidity there, but i'll tell you what, we are in a dry air mass. it is going to feel fantastic all day long with regard to humidity. temperatures will be heading into the low 80s. let's take you live outside from high atop the empire state building, pristine blue skies this morning, 68 degrees. we're about 13 minutes away from sunrise. calm win about 5 to 10 miles per hour. across the region it's 56 in hamburg, 53 in quog and the hot spot, of course, central park, typically, we're at 68 degrees. as we roll on through the day, we're going to see bright, beautiful skies, a few clouds, and as we progress we'll heat to 82 degrees. that happens by 2:00. but 8:00 a.m. we're up to 70, by noon 79. 2:00 a high of 82. by 5:00 dropping back down to 79, and then this evening at
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as per usual, as of late, anyway, you've needed the sunscreen. the uv index today is 9. that's a burn time of 15 minutes. your pollen count is medium high, 7.3. grasses, plan tain and nedle your predominant pollens. air quality today is good, that's fantastic. humidity levels holding steady, on the low end of the spectrum and your barometer is holding steady. high pressure is in control, that is why skies are so perfectly clear and will stay very much clear as we roll through the day. for today, just a few more clouds as we progress into the afternoon. overnight tonight things looking really good yet again. it'll be another cool and comfortable one. by tomorrow afternoon we're still sitting pretty out there, but late tomorrow into saturday the clouds thicken, humidity levels rise, showers and storms make their approach unfortunately in time for your day on saturday. so saturday will be muddled with showers and storms, but sunday looking really sensational to end the weekend. for today perfect, 82 degrees, a few clouds and pleasant.
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north and west. for tomorrow a little bit warmer, but still comfortable to start your day, 84. again, humidity rises late in the day into saturday, a high of 89 on saturday will feel like the low- to mid-90s. showers and storms then. but sunday a little bit more comfortable out there, a high of 86, skies will be mostly sunny to end your weekend. time now for a check on your time saver traffic with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. in the bronx there is an accident, it has just cleared from the southbound side of the new england thruway at middletown road. so that's the delays are starting to ease out through the area there. we also have two lanes closed on the brooklyn-bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. heavy delays, though, linger through the area, back to clove road. stick to the lower level, if you can. construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at third avenue is causing heavier- than-normal traffic that extends back to the george washington bridge. mass transit, though, give you some good news, metro north, path trains, new jersey transit and lirr on or close to schedule for you. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide taw. be safe don't text and drive.
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a disease that kills oak trees has surfaced on long island. >> cbs 2's carolyn gustoff says officials are moving quickly to keep it from spreading. >>reporter: the canopy of stately oak trees is a signature of the long island landscape, but a newly- discovered tree disease could put that in peril. >> unfortunately it is a big deal. oak wilt is a very serious tree disease. >>reporter: a big deal says forester john warnet of the new york state department of environmental conservation. oak wilt, a fungus that kills trees mainly in been confirmed for the first time on long island, on this block in central islip where residents love their woods. >> it's heavily wooded around here, the name of the street is allwood street. >>reporter: the discovery made by an alert arborists on private property on this block. four new plantings, red oaks from out of state suddenly an inexplicably died. oak leaves like these turn red
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causing bark to wilt. the oak wilt-infected trees were removed, but to stop an isolated case from spreading via roots and insects, the d.e.c. says it must destroy all red oaks in a 150-foot radius. >> is versus waiting and then we have to deal with thousands of trees. >>reporter: unwelcome news under towering oak trees. >> we grew accustomed to our trees. we've been here over 30 years so our trees mean a lot back here is the ambience of the neighborhood and the area. >>reporter: the woods? >> yes. >> they can't put this back. it's just impossible. >>reporter: but the d.e.c. says it must act swiftly and aggressively. red oak is the prevalent species on long island and the outbreak is down the block from a state park filled with susceptible oak trees. in central islip, long island, carolyn gustoff, cbs 2 news. >> officials urged property owners to contact the
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rapid death of an oak tree this summer. in our money watch this morning, the latest u.s. employment numbers. >> and why self-service checkouts may be convenient for shoppers, but a big problem for stores. cbs 2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. jill, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. oil prices are rebounding a bit, so the dow snapped its seven-day losing streak. it climbed 41 points wednesday. the nasdaq added 22 points, futures are pointing to a slightly higher open. hiring was steady in july, more jobs than expected last month, 179,000. that's according to the payroll prosser adp. tomorrow the government releases its july jobs report. so strong job growth makes it more likely that the fed will raise interest rates this year. before the bell this morning, the government will release data on how many americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. the bank of england is meeting right now, discussing steps to
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brexit, uk's decision to leave the e.u. the bank is expected to cut interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis. and self-service checkouts at drug stores and supermarkets could be turning us into thieves. a study found that retailers suffered major losses, about 4% with self-scanning checkouts compared with normal checkouts where a cashier rings you up. it isn't clear, though, if this is because of theft or error as in people forgetting certain items. woops. chris and mary. >> all right, jill, thank you. up next a close encounter on the jersey shore. what a group of kids did when they spotted a shark. and is this smart scale the key to losing weight? how the new technology could help slim you down. but but, first, here's steve overmeyer with a check on sports. >> the subway series wraps up at yankee stadium. last night tempers flared as
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(whispering) what are you doing up? (whispering) mom said i could have a midnight snack. well, i say it's late, and you need to go to bed. why? because i am the boss. you're not the boss, mom's the boss. technically, mom's the boss. mmmm. shhh.
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it's time for traffic and weather on the 2s at 5:52. let's bring in vanessa. >> well, my job is easy today because the weather is looking phenomenal. john is i'm sure enjoying it out there this morning on his morning off. 56 right now in franklin, 53 in sayreville, 68 in the city, seigetter starting your day off at 60. many say, hey, jackets are needed if you're making a stroll early this morning. by this afternoon, though, you will be able to shed it. it is going to get warm today, almost seasonably warm. we'll be in the low 80s most of us, a high of 82 in the city with mostly sunny skies. bridgeport will top out at 81, bay shore 80, trenton 81, and out east 79 degrees. if you're going to be at the shores today, take note that low risk of rip currents along
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queens, and then as we make our way down on through here, the jersey shore a moderate risk of rip currents. time now for a check on your roadways with alex denis. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. if you're traveling here, we have two lanes closed on the brooklyn-bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. very heavy delays now extend back to slossen avenue. our live drive speed map indicates it's going to add an additional 30 minutes to your commute. if you can stick to the lower level, a little bit of a smoother ride. but just plan accordingly there. we also have construction on the eastbound side of the cross bro delays extend back to the george washington bridge. let's go ahead and take a live look so you can see there is now about a 20-minute delay getting to the upper level toll plaza, lower level is moving a little bit better. lincoln and holland tunnels are delay free if you choose to go out of your way. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide, be safe, text tx, chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thanks so much. quite a sight at the jersey shore where a shark washed up on the beach. now, you can see some kids actually interacting with the shark. we don't recommend that. after helping it back in the
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near sacramento avenue. the beach patrol doesn't know exactly what kind of shark it was, but they say it was about six feet long. they're also telling swimmers it is safe to go back in the water. so imagine seeing yourself like never before >> with groundbreaking technology, you can now get an intracatly detailed look at your body from every angle, all in the comfort of your own home. cbs 2's christine johnson has the story. >> we can extract any measurement we want from your body, we can see how your chest is changing, changing, waist is changing. >>reporter: you're looking at the naked mirror and it offers way more than your personal reflection. it claims to literally allow you to see how effective your diet and workouts really are. >> we visualize progress far quicker than what you see in a mirror or on a scale. >>reporter: the founder of naked says a high-performance computer inside this mirror scans your body as you rotate
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sensors embedded here, here and there, so within 20 seconds of getting your body scan on our companion app what you see is your 3-davatar. >>reporter: it shows a heat map to highlight your bodies' changes with precision, down to 1/10 of an inch. >> you can do this with side-by- side comparisons, before and after scans. >>reporter:when they see even the smallest amount of progress, it's so incredibly motivating for them. >>reporter: the body. it looks simple, but shows so much more. >> it recalls this measurement so but also body composition, body fat, lean mass, bone mass. >>reporter: the wittings smart scale also sends an analysis to an app. ceo cedric hutchings says the app even offers advice. >> it can give an indication that you might be on a high blood pressure. >>reporter: exercise
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technology. >> it's not just i ran a little further or i lifted a weight, you know, more times. here you're actually going to quantify what's going on. >>reporter: he adds more data is needed, but says they can be valid, motivational tools. >> this is the natural evolution and this is just the beginning stages of it. >> and just with that -- just what will that motivational tool cost you? the naked 3-d mirror costs about $700 an the witting >>reporter: there's a reason why you can't see your back side. >> 3-d, really? >> stop there, please. rewind. >> thank you very much. how are we doing outside today? beach day? >> it's going to be a beautiful beach day, maybe too cool for some. i don't know. in the upper 70s along the shoreline. i know. but some like it really hot. it's not getting there today. but moderate risk of rip currents along the jersey shore. >> great title for a movie too. >>reporter: heating up on the roadways for me. if you're traveling on the
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major delays for you. time now 6:56. still ahead a possible terror attack in london. what we're learning about the man police say stabbed several people with a knife, killing one of them. plus it's an exam that new jersey students will soon need to pass in order to graduate. is it legal? the new questions being raised. and a milestone celebration for tony bennett. see how the empire state building paid tribute to the legendary singer. cbs 2 news this morning continues right after this. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds,
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it's 6:00 is, 68 degrees on a beautiful thursday, august 4th. we have a gorgeous one on tap today. lots of sun, warm temperatures, in the low 80s for you. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, here's your morning news to go. investigators remain on attack in london. several people stabbed with a knife, one of them has died. the suspect is in custody this morning. police say they're looking into terrorism as a motive. more details on the victims and the suspect coming up. she lit up the room when she walked in. she really was a great girl, you know. you'll never hear a bad word about her. >> as the search continues for a killer in queens, family an friends are remembering the woman who was found dead along a bike path in queens.
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this morning we're learning more about how she died and what police are doing to track down her murderer. the first basically got trapped by fire behind them. they were able to extricate themselves and get themselves out of the building safely. >> a massive warehouse fire, black smoke was billowing for as far as the eye could see, and you just heard those words from the firefighters. they became almost trapped, but they made it out alive. what was inside this building that made it so combustible. we're liveng i'm concerned that the test scores don't really reflect kids learning. >> parents upset over a new graduation requirement for high school students in new jersey. they'll have to pass a standardized test before they receive their diploma. it won't take effect for another five years, but the battle is already under way to stop it before it starts. why some say the new requirement might not be legal. i have to wrap myself around a new way of commuting. >> frustration on the upper west side parking spaces
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place, but some neighbors say they don't want them. cbs 2 is demanding answers on why the sudden change. ? ? well, we busted out of class ? ? >> he's already a youtube sensation, but this young star has even bigger dreams. wait until you meet this talented guitarist. at 6:02. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa. >> well, a beautiful start to your thursday out temperatures are on the cool side, and it is going to be another beautiful day overall. take a look, showing you this sunrise shot yet again. clear skies, just that singular, maybe two clouds out there. 67 degrees, calm winds as we start off the day. it is significantly cooler as we look outside of the city. 54 right now in sparta, in monticello. 54 in yapank as well. 61 for cranberry and alpine starting your day off at 63
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northeastern corridor on the vortex satellite and radar picture. it is clear out there. big area of high pressure dominating today's forecast. we're going to enjoy mostly sunny skies, low humidity, temperature rising to 79 degrees by noon and by 2:00 we're topping out at 82 degrees and that is exactly what it will feel like out there today. now it is time to check in with alex denis and your time saver traffic. vrp vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you're traveling in sunnyside, queens, we do have some changes for you. it's a serious house fire that has closed queens boulevard westbound between 39th it also has 37th street closed now between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. 47th avenue is a much better bet to head westbound as you make your way through the area. janelle burrell is live at the scene. she's going to have more for you on this in just a moment. we also have some construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx. it's at third avenue, but these heavy delays now extend all the way back to the george washington bridge. let's show you what that is, standstill traffic. about a 30-minute delay as you make your way to the inbound upper level. lower level looks a little bit
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holland tunnels are delay free. alternate parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. police in queens are on the hunt for a killer who attacked a 30-year-old jogger. >> this morning investigators uncovers new information and new evidence. cbs 2's andrea grymes is in howard beach with more. andrea. >>reporter: chris and mary, investigators now know that 30- year-old karina vetrano was strangled to death and possibly sexually assaulted. what they don't know this morning is motive. at this point do not know if she was targeted at random or if her killer sought her out. grief-stricken loved ones and howard beach residents lit candles, consoling each other into the night, some who knew 30-year-old karina vetrano, others who didn't, but all shaken and outraged by her murder. >> this girl was a beautiful girl in the prime of her life, you know, taken down by an animal. >>reporter: investigators put up reward posters in the neighborhood, hoping for any
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vertrano's killer. vertrano, an avid runner left her home around 5:00 p.m. on tuesday for a jog nearby on an unpaved trail in the spring creek federal park land near the belt parkway. police say she usually went with her father, but this time an injury kept him home. he got concerned when she did not answer his calls. >> at some point after that her father began to get worried, where she was, she didn't return home normally. he called a member of the se nearby who then called 911. >>reporter: vertrano's dad helped police search and tuesday night pings from her cell phone led them to a marshy area about 15 feet away from the running path. investigators say her dad was the one who found her body, strangled to death and possibly sexually assaulted. police sources say one of her hands was clutches grass, indicating she may have been dragged. we're told a single sneaker and her headphones were missing.
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day laborers and fishermen. it's unclear whether vertrano knew her killer or was targeted at random. >> it's just a terrible tragedy. i don't know what else to say, you know, it's frightening because i go bike riding everyday right on that path. >>reporter: back out here live this morning, you can see the street still blocked off, police still here on this scene. vertrano was a saint john's university graduate. we're told she worked at a local catering hall. police sources say cops are the scene to see if it'll lead them to the killer. they were also using infrom ared cameras to see if they missed anything in this very thick marsh land. reporting live this morning in howard beach, queens, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. and we are following breaking news of a homicide on staten island. jim smith is live in chopper 2 with details for us. jim. >>reporter: yeah, mary. the investigation right now is ongoing along the waterfront in
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and the baseball stadium. we can see police officers walking around in the area very close to the waterfront. what we know is that around 1:45 this morning a man was found stabbed to death in this area. it's not known yet what the motive was or if police have any suspects at this point. there is an investigation. much of the area around the ferry terminal and the baseball stadium, we do see taped off. police officers walking around, a crime scene unit also on the scene as well. a, death here at 1:45 this morning. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you. a massive fire ripped through a warehouse in queens, sending smoke billowing into the air. >> it took several hours and huns of firefighters to get it under control. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live in sunnyside, queens with more on this. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, firefighters got this fire under control around 11:00 last night, but you can see there's still some issues, some areas
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have that ladder still above the roof of that warehouse addressing some of the hot spots that remain. this was a fast-moving fire fueled by some of the materials stored inside. the massive flames lighting up the sky on 37th street in sunnyside wednesday night, more than 250 firefighters battling the raging fire as the warehouse burned. inside a flammable combination fueling the burst of flames that could be seen and smelled for miles. of lacquers, thinners, painters, paint in the shop which led to a quick fire spread. >> it was like a weird immense smell. it was really strong. >>reporter: the warehouse listed as new york custom interior millwork corporation, a family-owned wood work and interior design company. no employees were inside the building when the flames began around 7:30 p.m. it took crews four hours to get it under control.
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precautions. >> close your windows, just stay away from the smoke. it's the products of combustion. we asked that question right away what's burning, but we hope most of it is just consumed in the fire. >>reporter: now back live, firefighters tell us the flames were so intense part of that roof actually collapsed as they were fighting that fire last night. four fdny firefighters did receive some minor injuries as they were figg here last night. the cause of the flames still under investigation this morning. reporting live from sunnyside, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you we are following developing news out of london where police are investigating a knife attack and if it was terror related or not. one woman was killed, five others hurt after a man went on a stabbing spree. the attack happened in russell square which is near the british museum. a 19-year-old man was arrested after he was taken down with a stun gun. officials say he is now in the
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hospital. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. >> city leaders say they're stepping up police patrols this morning as a precautionary measure. it is now 6:10. coming up, is there trouble in the trump camp? the candidate responds. plus a citi bike controversy. why some don't want the new stations on the upper west
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welcome back. 6:12. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. hi, vanessa. >> good morning. it is beautiful out there. weather watchers reporting in very diligently this morning, many enjoying the cool, crisp start to this thursday. first place to check, let's go to 57 degrees. this report from john powellos in patchogue, clear skies there, beautiful start to the day, relative humidity at 61%. so most of us in the 50s and 60s, warmer near the city, closer to the upper 50s, but we'll head up to east, 61 degrees with chrissy lowe with sunshine there. blue skies, radiant blue skies at that this morning, very low humidity and just a very crisp beginning to the day. let's take you live ouz. this is beautiful live shot out there, 67 degrees. again, this is the reading from central park, calm winds right now. this afternoon they'll be out of the east at 5 to 10 miles per hour. east is the average wind direction this afternoon. as we look at the breakdown of your day, by noon 79 degrees.
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note the feels-like temperature, precisely what that thermometer reads, that's because it is very dry air mass in place. so very comfortable out there. 9:00 this evening we're down to 72 degrees under clear skies. it will be a beautiful night to hang out outside. for today, nice yet again. big area of high pressure dominating the forecast as we move through today and even into the first half of tomorrow. as we get into the afternoon, however, tomorrow, we start to get more of a southwesterly flow. an with this temperatures climb a bit, but humidity levels start to the weekend. for saturday a slow-moving cold front will cross. with that it will be hot because temperatures will be rising to nearly 90, getting very steamy with humidity levels cranking up, and stormy as well as that cold front rolls on through. will we salvage any of your saturday? probably here and there, but unfortunately with the slow- moving system, it means showers and storms is are pretty much possible beginning late friday night and all the way through much of the daylight hours on
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a high of 82 degrees, sunshine, plenty of it. a few clouds, yes, very pleasant. winds will be out of the northeast, becoming southeasterly, kind of jostling between those two at 5 to 10 miles per hour. then overnight tonight comfortable again, 68 in the city, that will translate to 50s north and west. so tomorrow another cool, comfortable start to your day. but by afternoon 84 degrees. still plenty of sun, clouds will begin to thicken late tomorrow. humidity levels start to rise late tomorrow, leading us i more like low- to mid-90s with the high humidity levels. showers and storms are anticipated, but behind this front, it's a little cooler on sunday, humidity levels begin to drop. as you mentioned the better half of your weekend at 86, and i'm loving the start to next week with temperatures close to where they should be, in the mid-80s and tons of sunshine is. forecast today looking great. how about those roadways, alex? >>reporter: so we do have some changes for you. we have some construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx. it's at third avenue. we have heavier-than-normal delays that extend back now to
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delay as you make your way to the upper level toll plaza. lower level a little bit of a better option. if you choose to go out of your way, though, the lincoln and holland tunnels are currently delay free. subway changes due to police activity at broadway, lafayette street. we have queens-bound m trains running with delays. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris, over to you. >> alex, thank you. we are following breaking news of a homicide investigation on staten island. jim smith is in chopper 2 with details. jim. >>repo: investigation still ongoing around 1:45 this morning a man was found stabbed to death on the waterfront area near the ferry terminal and the baseball stadium. at this point police do not have a motive. they have not released whether or not they have a suspect at this point. there is an investigation ongoing. police, again, around the waterfront area behind the ferry terminal and the ballpark. now, at this point there are no streets closed off, although we are seeing an enhanced police presence in the area. keep this in mind if you're
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once again, police investigation still ongoing. a man found stabbed to death on the waterfront area. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you. and now to campaign 2016. hillary clinton campaigns in las vegas today, holding a rally and touring a factory. donald trump rallies supporters in portland, maine. in florida last night trump denied claims of turmoil inside his campaign. >> the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. we're on a journey together. it's a journey like ha actually. >> but a new poll shows hillary clinton opening up a double- digit lead over trump, 49% to 39%. it comes on the heels of a report from cbs news that trump is growing estranged from his staff. as for clinton, she attacked trump while visiting a colorado tie factory. >> i really would like him to explain why he paid chinese workers to make trump ties.
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course. >> yesterday trump's running mate, mike pence, endorsed house speaker paul ryan in his congressional race. trump created major friction in the party this week when he refused to do so. well, citi bike is growing and so are complaints from city drivers. >> the bicycle docking stations are wiping out lots of parking spaces. cbs 2's dave carlin is demanding answers from the city's transportation commissioner. >>reporter: some drivers get heated, seeing dozens of new citi bike docking stations popping up above west 85th street. >> we don't want more bike this is a residential neighborhood and it's ruining everything. >>reporter: making parking spaces disappear overnight. >> this is residential. that is a business venture. it should be on a business street, not on a residential street. >>reporter: we demanded answers from city transportation commissioner polly troutenberg. >> residents angry about the loss of parking, about the double parking, at what point do you decide to do something to ease their pain?
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tremendously popular and successful, but there are always people who are going to be unhappy when you have to make tradeoffs. >>reporter: in upper manhattan 28 brand new docking stations by the end of the year citywide, there will be 600 of these. people who live in this building closest to the new docking station at west 87th street say that they were surprised by the plans, and just as they were starting to circulate petitions to try to stop it, this was installed. >> my office alone has been able to move a couple near schools that shouldn't have been there, ve corners. >>reporter: state senator daniel squadron says elect officials and concerned citizens are banding together to get misplaced docking stations moved. commissioner troutenberg told us her department is open to that. is it is it is looked at it's working here but not here? >> we're always reevaluating for sure. >>reporter: as the city reviews certain spots, residents say maybe it's time for their own soul searching. >> i have to wrap myself around a new way of commuting.
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bikes, so she'll consider riding them. on the upper west side, dave carlin, cbs 2 news >> those things are massive. >> taking up a lot of space. time now 6:20. up next turning 90, see how the empire state building celebrated tony bennett's big birthday. what makes a lipton meal? well, first you start with this. then add this. and this face... wait, we can do better. yeah... that's the one. and of course fresh brewed lipton iced tea. because it goes great with this. woops, more of these. and definitely more of this. ah, that can wait. but not you buddy.
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saturday, you're going to need the umbrella because we have storms on the way. high heat and humidity as well. it'll feel like 90 to 95 saturday. and then your weekend will end on a warm and pleasant note. this afternoon 82 degrees, mostly sunny skies, most of us in the upper 70s and low 80s today. time to check in now with alex denis. she has your time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. cruds on the een side of the cross bronx at third avenue. heavy delays now extend back to the george washington bridge. here's the cross bronx, but the construction has caused a one- hour delay getting to gwb. lower level a little bit better. but if you choose to go out of your way, that's the best option, 10-minute wait at the lincoln and holland tunnels. alternate side, it's in effect city wide. chris and mary, back to you. >> thank you very much. in sports now, at the rio olympics, the women's soccer team opened its schedule with a 2-0 win over new zealand. they are now the three-time defending champs. >> here at home, one more night of the subway series. steve overmeyer has a check on sports. >> the mets and yankees wrap up
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last night. last -- wrap up tonight. last night things got testy. mark texiera was in the middle of all of it. his three-run home run set the tone for an outburst, but in his next at-bat, he didn't take too kindly to steve mass hitting him in the leg. benches cleared, but no fights. later roblus thought that tex was stealing signs and things got tense again as roblus walks off, he's, like, i'm in your head. the yankees down me final of 9-5. for cbs 2 sports, i'm steve overmeyer. have a good day. >> steve, we will. in this morning's "two talkers," a big birthday present for a legendary singer. but, first, a dance lesson from a tennis star. let's turn it back over to alex. >>reporter: yeah, so we know serren ap dl for moves on the dance floor, but now she's holding her moving on the dance
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in her latest feature with self magazine, serrena is teaching readers how to twerk in a step- by-step video. the 22 grand slam title holder takes us through the warmup process, proper placement of the hands, knees and the correct way to arch. not sure -- she is in brazil right now, getting ready to compete for her sixth gold medal. in the september issue, serrena also opens up about the challenges of staying number one. the issue hits shelves da sister. it's going to be really exciting. >>reporter: i know. >> apologize to some about the twerking. >> it's not us doing it. >> i'm just saying. >>reporter: so the empire state building was like a giant candle on a birthday cake for singer tony bennett last night. >> ? ? and i seem to find the happiness i see, out together dancing cheek to cheek ? ?
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including a duet with lady gaga to celebrate his 90th birthday and his contributions to american music. lady gaga helped flip that switch on the light display, and before nightfall bennett was up on the observation deck with his wife, susan crow. bennett is a 19-time grammy award-winning singer there. happy birthday to tony bennett. and guess what we say, anything goes. you do it great. you gotta do the impression. >> he is so good and to see the light show like that, to see lady gaga there >>reporter: yeah, come on. >> she's the greatest. happy birthday, tony. it is now 6:26. still ahead a potential zika virus vaccine could be in the works. also ahead, new clues emerge in a murder mystery in howard beach. we're live with the very latest on the investigation there. a new graduation requirement for high school students has some parents outraged. how soon before students will need to pass a standardized
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august 4th. a beautiful day today, lots of sunshine and low humidity traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. but, first, we are following breaking news, a homicide investigation on staten island. jim smith is in chopper 2 with details this morning. jim is. >>reporter: yeah, chris. the is ongoing along the waterfront near the ferry terminal and the ballpark. what we know is about 1:45 this morning a man was found [ audio ] >> and, again, we are following that homicide investigation on staten island. we will bring you the very latest throughout the half hour. >> yeah, exactly. right by the pier of the baseball stadium there. we'll get more with jim smith when we can reestablish the signal in a few moments here. let's move on. now to a warehouse fire in queens. it took firefighters several hours to get the inferno out of control. >> now the focus is shifting to some the neighbors' health in that area. janelle burrell joins us live
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janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, last night the fire chief told people who live here to shut their windows as a precaution. the good news is this morning the smoke not quite as bad, but you can see fire crews, they have been out here throughout the night and this morning still dousing those hot spots that remain. that roof that you're looking at, part of it collapsed from the intensity of the flames. the massive flames lighting up the sky on 37th street in sunnyside wednesday night, more than 250 firefighters battling the raging warehouse burned. inside a flammable combination fueling the burst of flames that could be seen and smelled for miles. >> had a lot of wood, had a lot of lacquers, thinners, painters, paint in the shop which led to a quick fire spread. >> it was like a weird immense smell. it was really strong. >>reporter: the warehouse listed as new york custom interior millwork corporation, a family-owned wood work and
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building when the flames began around 7:30 p.m. it took crews four hours to get it under control. the chief urging people who live nearby to take precautions. >> close your windows, just stay away from the smoke. it's the products of combustion. we asked that question right away what's burning. but we hope most of it is just consumed in the fire. >>reporter: now back live, you can see crews still working here at the scene, almost some 12 hours after those flames first ign. firefighters did have some minor injuries from fighting those flames here last night. the cause of what sparked those flames still under investigation this morning. reporting live from sunnyside, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. now to traffic and weather on the 2s at 6:32. here's vanessa. >> it is a beautiful day out there, great start, bright blue skies, sunrise was spectacular,
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cooler outside the city. 54 in parta as well as yapank. it is 54 to start your day in toms river. scarsdale 61. mainly clear skies out there today thanks to high pressure. we will be enjoying it through the entirety of your thursday. so mostly sunny skies, by noon we're at 79 degrees, by 2:00 82 degrees, and then by 5:00 this evening it is 79. looking lovely for today with low humidity. coming up, though, in my full forecast, we will talk about things changing as we head into your time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. as janelle burrell just mentioned, in sunnyside, queens, that serious fire has closed queens boulevard westbound. that's between 39th street and van dam street. it also has 37th street closed between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. we have 47th avenue as a better option as you travel westbound through the area. also late-running construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway at webster avenue has left a long line of traffic that extends back now to here, the george washington bridge, causing at
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your way to the toll plaza. lincoln and holland tunnels just a 15-minute wait if you choose to go out of your way. subway changes due to police activity at broadway, lafayette street. we have queens-bound m trains running with delays. alternate side in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. and if ur traveling to the airport, everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. chris and mary. >> thank you, alex. this morning investigators are uncovering new information and new evidence in their search for a killer in queens. >> a community on eng as they search for the person who attacked and old jogger. cbs 2's andrea grymes is in howard beach with more. andrea. >>reporter: chris and mary, investigators have been on the scene here since 30-year-old karina vetrano was murdered. the streets are still blocked off here in howard beach. sources say police are testing some trash found at the scene, including a soda can. they also have vertrano's cell phone and they are looking at possible video surveillance. but still this morning no suspects and no motive.
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candles, consoling each other into the night, some who knew 30-year-old karina vetrano, others who didn't, but all shaken and outraged by her murder. >> this girl was a beautiful girl in the prime of her life, you know, taken down by an animal. >>reporter: investigators put up reward posters in the neighborhood, hoping for any tips that could lead to vertrano's killer. vertrano, an avid runner left her home around 5:00 p.m. on tuesday for a jog nearby on an unpaved trail in the spring creek federal park land the belt parkway. police say she usually went with her father, but this time an injury kept him home. he got concerned when she did not answer his calls. >> at some point after that her father began to get worried, where she was is, she didn't return home normally. he called a member of the service, police chief who lives nearby who then called 911. >>reporter: vertrano's dad helped police search and tuesday night pings from her cell phone led them to a marshy
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investigators say her dad was the one who found her body, strangled to death and possibly sexually assaulted. police sources say one of her hands was clutching grass, indicating she may have been dragged. we're told a single sneaker and her headphones were missing. neighbors say many frequent this area, including homeless, day laborers and fishermen. it's unclear whether vertrano knew her killer or was targeted at random. >> it's just a terrible tragedy i don't know say. you know, it's frightening because i go bike riding everyday right on that path. >>reporter: and back out here live, you're taking another look here near the crime scene. we're told that vertrano graduated from st. john's university. she worked at a local catering hall. police say her father asked her not to run on this path without him, but she did so anyway. reporting live this morning in howard beach, queens, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. and we're continuing to
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staten island. let's get back to jim smith live in chopper 2 with details. jim. >>reporter: yeah, mary. the victim was found with multiple stab wounds around 1:45 this morning on the waterfront area behind the ferry terminal and the ballpark. we have now learned that police have a person of interest or are talking to a person of interest. we're told that person has been described as a puncture wound. the victim was found with their belongings on them. at this point it does not ap t motive. again, the investigation ongoing, a man was found stabbed earlier this morning along the waterfront in staten island that eventually died on the scene. crime scene units and the medical examiner still on the scene conducting their investigation. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you. we are following developing news out of london where police are investigating a knife attack and if it was terror related. one woman was killed, five others were hurt after a man went on a stabbing spree. the attack happened in russell
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after he was taken down with a stun gun. officials say he is now in custody in a hospital. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. >> leaders say they're stepping up police patrols this morning as a precautionary measure. a u.s. law enforcement officer stands accused of trying to help isis. nicholas young, a transit police officer for washington d.c. federal court yesterday. earlier agents searched his home in northern virginia. according to court papers, young bought gift cards to help isis purchase mobile messaging accounts, but he actually gave them to an undercover source. the fbi says young has been on radar for six years. dramatic video from inside an emirates boeing 777 that crash landed in dubai. cell phone video shows some passengers trying to get their
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flight attendants ordered them off the plane. minutes later it caught fire. all 300 people aboard escaped, including six americans, but one firefighter was killed. the ntsb sent a team to dubai to help with the investigation. government scientists have start testing an experimental zika virus vaccine on humans. the study involves about 80 volunteers, initial results are expected by the end of this year. federal health officials want congress to approve a $1.1 billion spending bill to fund zika programs, but lawmakers have already left fo that bill. meanwhile the new york state is cracking down on companies trying to cash in on zika fears. seven companies are accused of advertising and selling infective insect repellants, including ultra sonic devices, patches and bracelets. people are advised to use products approved by the epa. the centers for disease control and prevention said the best repellants contain the following ingredients icaritin,
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a synthetic repel ability. a historic move by president obama, the president cut short a record number of sentences for federal inmates. plus a new standardized test has some new jersey parents and students outraged. how it could affect graduating seniors. and an update on a little girl who underwent a life- saving surgery to remove a tumor. we check in on how she is doing next. ??
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weather related to stay inside today. live outside, can't resist showing you this sunrise shot. yet again clear skies, 67 degrees, looking lovely. across the board this morning it's actually been pretty cool out there. many starting off in the low 50s, warming into the mid-50s now, 54 in sayreville, 57 to start your day in madison. as we break down your day, 8:00 a.m. we'll be up to 70, by noon 79 under tons of sun. by 2:00 this afternoon 82. that will be the high for today by this evening 79 degrees, and by 9:00 we drop off to 72. winds today generally out of the east at 5 to 10 miles per hour. your health forecast for today, uv index is 9. that's a burn time of 15 minutes. please wear that sunscreen. pollen count medium to high, predominant pollens are grasses, pontain and nedle. your air quality today is good, so that's fan task news. humidity holding steady, but at the low end of the spectrum. your barometer also holding
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forecast means lots of sunshine and that's what we'll have for today. so high pressure dominating over here in the northeastern corridor, but this is on the way. it's a front, and it approaches late tomorrow night into saturday, showers and storms, higher humidity, higher heat to start your weekend. want to give you a quick update here on the tropics, hurricane earl still a category 1 storm, but it over land and is expected to weaken as it makes its way through the yucatan peninsula and into mexico, moving west at about 15 miles few clouds for today. lovely. tonight we drop off into the 60s in the city, 50s north and west, a high of 84 tomorrow, lots of sun early, increasing clouds late into saturday. 89 will feel like low- to mid- 90s on saturday with showers and storms. sunday the brighter half of your weekend, 86 and mostly sunny. alex, over to you. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. changes for you in sunnyside, queens, we have a serious fire that has closed queens boulevard westbound. that's between 39th street and van dam street.
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between queens boulevard and 43rd avenue. so 47th avenue is going to be your best option as you try to head westbound through the area. we also have late-running construction on the eastbound side of the cross bronx expressway. it's at webster avenue, but it has left a long line of traffic that continues here to the george washington bridge inbound toll plaza, there is about a one-hour delay getting through the area, a 20-minute wait at the lincoln and holland tunnel, so better options there. subway issues on the m line due to police activity. we have metropolitan avenue- bound trains terminating hills-bound trains are now determing at delancey essex street. alternate parking is in effect city wide today, be safe, don't text and drive, chris and mary, back to you. >> thank you. there is controversy over a new graduation requirement for new jersey high school students. >> they will need to pass a standardized test to get their diploma, but that requirement may be against the law. cbs 2's meg baker has more on the exam outrage. >>reporter: it's all fun and games for jersey kids this summer, but when school
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reality. pass a park test or you don't graduate. park stands for partnership for assessment of readiness for college and careers. and the state board of education with governor christie's support says every single student has to make the grade. parents are upset. >> i'm concerned that the test scores don't really reflect kids learning. >>reporter: the state decided there will be no more opting out. >> i'm pleased to report that the preliminary results for the 2015-16 school year show positive gains in math and >>reporter: but still more than 50% did not score high enough to get a diploma. >> i'm saying to the governor, please, stop this crusade for p.a.r.k., give our children fairness in schools. we have an excellent school system, let's keep it that way. >>reporter: the education law center and the aclu of new jersey say the board of ed is acting outside its authority, that a law must be passed by the legislature to change graduation requirements. >> i don't think that p.a.r.k. is useful.
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able to assess how she's doing. >>reporter: new jersey has been requiring standardized tests for a couple of years now, but students had choices. by 2021 the s.a.t. and a.c.t. will no longer be accepted as an alternative to the p.a.r.k. exam for graduates. once p.a.r.k. is the only option, if students fail, they can retake the test, and those who still fail can submit a portfolio appeal that substitutes graded classwork and other academic achievements for test scores. in mont claire, new jersey, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> the new jersey education association says the requirement will disproportionately harm students with disabilities and students living in poverty. well, new this morning, police are looking for a woman who tried to rob a bank on the upper wind advisory. police released these surveillance videos of the suspect. they say she targeted a chase bank on broadway around 1:30 yesterday afternoon. investigators say that she handed a bank teller a note demanding money, but when the bank teller didn't cooperate,
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short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, that includes 67 people who were serving life terms. almost all were serving time for non-violent drug crimes. most will be released december 1st. the white house wants congress to pass a criminal justice overhaul which would address harsh mandatory sentencing. until then, the administration says to expect more clemency action. for the first time, the battle over transgender bathroom rights reaches the u.s. supreme court. the court ruled a virginia school board can block a boys' bathroom at least for now. 17-year-old gavin grimm was born female, but ides as a male. grimm sued the board arguing it was a vielation, discriminating laws barring him from using the bathroom of his choice. this fall the supreme court will review a lower court ruling that allowed grimm to use the boys' bathroom. it's now 6:48. we're following up with the little girl who underwent a life-saving surgery yesterday, and we've got some good news to share coming up.
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piano man ? ? >> meet a new jersey musician who's already a star online, but has even bigger plans ahead of him. but, first, steve overmeyer has this morning's sports update. >> well, the subway series wraps up tonight at yankee stadium. last night tempers flare as the yankees -- tempers flare as the
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yesterday. 1-year-old sannie diaz from queens has undergone a complicated surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor on her face. doctors at lenox hill hospital performed the surgery yesterday. they say everything went according to plan with no nerve damage and little sandy is doing well. they expect she'll be able to function normally once her recovery is complete. >> that is some great news this morning. good for her and good for the family. can't wait to see her recovery. jts time now 6:52. time for traffic and weather on the >> some more great news this morning, the weather forecast looking fantastic. low humidity, lots of sunshine today, a few clouds, yes, but otherwise great. a high of 82 in the city. 79 in montauk, out in sparta, a high of 80 and in princeton we'll top out at 81. today minimal chance for rain, tomorrow too. we're expecting completely dry today and tomorrow, but saturday very likely showers and storms will impact your plans. but we plummet again on sunday. so saturday looking like the
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if you are heading to the beach today, please note a modern risk of rip currents along the jersey shore, south shore of long island, low risk there. time now 4 a check on those roadways with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. we have more than an hour delay now at the george washington bridge. it's due to earlier construction that was on the cross bronx. we now have an accident on the inbound lower level. so the holland tunnel, about a 20-minute delay there, and the lincoln, those are both better options for you. some subway changes as well. on the m line, it's due to police activity. metropolitan ae- broadway lafayette. and forest hills-bound trains are terminating at dlansy essex street. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide today, be safe don't text and drive. mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. an aspiring rock star from new jersey is getting booked for weddings, bar mitts vas and other events and he is just 12 years old. ? ? >> meet jake adviceel.
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watching billy joel. look how cute he is. he says he taught himself how to play guitar by watching clips on youtube. jake has been posting music videos online and says he had to go with the boss. >> i decided to learn a springsteen song because i don't have it yet and i'm from new jersey and everything. >> so he learned "no surrender" and the video has gone viral. you can see why. he sounds great. if you'd like to see jake performing, saturday at killings convectionary shop. >> i wonder if he can play the piano too. >> sky's the limit. let's check in with "cbs this morning," nor ap h and charlie joins with a preview. >>reporter: good morning. donald trump's campaign manager paul manafort will be right here in studio 57. >>reporter: plu allegations of a sexual misconduct scandal at
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inappropriate behavior. how does a crew get everyone off a burning plane in less than two minutes? we're going to take a look at that. >>reporter: and president obama's new declaration about feminism. all of that and more, the news is back in the morning, we'll see new a few minutes. >> see you then. thank you so much. and what you need to know
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police on staten island are investigating a stabbing murder. the victim was found with multiple stab weuns at around 1:45 -- wounds at around 1:45 this morning in a waterfront area behind the ferry terminal and the ballpark. police are tack talking to a person of -- are talking to a person of interest who they say ha possessions with him so robbery doesn't appear to be a motive. investigators in queens collecting evidence in the murder of a 30-year-old jogger in howard beach. she was strangled to death and possibly sexual assault. there is a $2500 reward for any information leading to an arrest. officials are asking neighbors to take precautions this morning after a fire ripped through a millwork warehouse in sunnyside, queens. it took more than 250 firefighters four hours to put the flames out on 37th street last night. no one was inside the building.
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denis right now for a final look at traffic. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, in sunnyside, queens, as you mentioned, that serious fire has closed queens boulevard westbound. that's between 39th street and van dam street, causing delays through the area there. there's more than an hour delay now as you make your way to the george washington bridge inbound toll plaza due to an earlier accident. as you make your way to the lincoln and holland tunnels, only a 20-minute wait. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. vanessa. >> looking great for today, 82 degrees, mosun tomorrow a couple of degrees warmer, 84, getting a little more humid as the afternoon progresses, but otherwise an ultimately beautiful end to the work week. saturday showers, storms, feeling like the low- to mid- 90s out there. the hotter and stormier half of your weekend. by sunday looking lovely, 86 degrees. that's seasonable with sun. chris and mary, back to you. >> vanessa, thanks so much. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi.
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