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it's 4:30, 73 degrees on this tuesday, august 9th. a warm, sunny day today ahead of some showers that are coming our way tomorrow. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. but, first, we begin with breaking news. a chaotic scene this morning park section of the bronx. bullets started flying as police struggled with the suspect. >> one man was killed, the suspect wounded, and now that suspect is in police custody. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from bed forepark with more this morning this morning. >>reporter: police say -- sources say this all started inside of bodega here on the corner of east 198th street and valentine avenue, an that's
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innocent bystander was killed as a result of this shootout. the police scene now stretching for blocks here on 198th street, evidence markers show the bullet casings left over from this shootout early this morning. sources say the commotion started out in the street and then spread inside the store. they say that someone flagged two police officers down who went into the store and they were approached by a 30-year- old suspect who grabbed one of the officers' guns and began firing. a second officer responding back with shots, and that's once in the torso and that innocent bystander was shot and killed. now, witnesses say they saw the bystander being taken out of the deli. they say he is a 49-year-old man, a store employee, well known in the neighborhood who was just cleaning the shop at the time. >> i was upstairs in my apartment, and i just kept on hearing a whole bunch of shots. it actually didn't even sound like shots, so, you know, after about five or six of them went
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rounds went off. frightening to live in a neighborhood all this, you know, violence is occurring. >>reporter: sources say the 30- year-old suspect was shot in the torso. he was take to st. barnabus hospital and is in stable condition. as for the police officers who responded to this scene, they are doing okay. they were just taken to the hospital for an evaluation. we're live in bed forepark section of the bronx, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> magdalena, thank you. . you might recognize this man, john elliot. >> i gotta tell you, chris. >> yeah. >> it is so good to be back. already three hugs, one of them from a total stranger on 11th, but the other two from folks here at cbs, so it's just great. we are going to have another nice day today. it'll be a little warmer. it won't get humid, though, until tonight, and that tees it up for some stormy weather mid week into the weekend, hit and miss showers stick around. but i tell you what, i hope you can stick around today to enjoy. comfortable, high pressure is
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winds here, so you're going to see those humidity values rise later in the day. numbers for you, well, above normal. yeah, shooting for 86. lots of sun, and then watch for the clouds to fill in and the plot will thicken into your wednesday. we'll talk more about that. but one, one of my huggers here, here's alex with traffic. >>reporter: thank you, john. always greet you with a hug. if you're traveling this morning, let's help you out. starting in the bronx, two lanes closed in both directions on the cross bronx near the sheridan expressway. lingering delays are start eastbound. we'll continue to update you on this ongoing construction project there. the manhattan-bound tube of the queens midtown tunnel still construction as well. the queens-bound tube is taking that traffic for you. delay free at the hudson river crossings. moving well at the george washington bridge. a live look upper and lower level. lower level still closed for construction about 5:00. delay free at the holland an lincoln tunnels. alternate side in effect city wide. do be safe don't text and drive. back to you.
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police continue to investigate murder of a new york city woman, an employee of google while out jogging. >> janelle burrell join us live from outside google headquarters in chelsea. >>reporter: vanessa marcade had worked here at google for just under 10 years and her coworkers say she was a much loved member of her team, one who had a passion of volunteering and boston sports. and this morning police are still hunting for her killer. she had accomplished so her 27 years, an account manager at google, a limitless future ahead of her, only to end in what investigators describe as a vicious, brutal death. >> please use an abundance of caution. we don't know if this is a random act. we're asking you to be very careful. >>reporter: the small town of princeton, massachusetts, about 55 miles west of boston now swarming with detectives. it's where vanessa marcot was visiting her mother over the weekend. the young woman had gone out for a jog along a tree-lined
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return, her mom called police. her bow was found sunday evening -- her body was found sunday evening in the woods off the road about a half mile from her mother's house. there were reports that she was naked and burns on her hands and feet and signs of sexual assault. >> we cannot tell whether or not it was a random act at this point, so we're asking the residents of princeton and the surrounding areas to be vigilant. >>reporter: the murder happening five days after jogger karina vetrano was killed in howard beach. ol for her killer. in a packed community meeting last night, investigators said they don't believe the cases are connected. >> with that said, we are going to continue to share notes and compare evidence as both cases progress. >>reporter: but the similarities have rattled many new yorkers. >> as a young woman, you feel the need to be protected and in the city that you live -- in the city that you live in. it's terrifying. >>reporter: the cause of marcot's death expected to be
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geo, january jab, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new this morning, police are asking for help finding this man caught at the counter of a high-end retailer in shenel as he buys a handbag worth more than $6,600 that's not his. it happened january 30th around 1:00 p.m. at the store in manhattan. police say the victim's name whose on the cord is a 26-year- old long island man. the male model who danced naked in times square is out 2 about his mental illness. it's been five weeks since 21- year-old crit mclean danced on the tkts booth and taunted police. he has since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. mclean says he was walking home at dawn and became transfixed by the signs in times square. >> the -- it's express yourself. how can i express myself now. and i realized, oh, my god, i need to take off my clothes and
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>> charges of public lewdness, disorderly conduct and exposure have now been dropped. our dr. max gomez says delusions are associated with severe bipolar disorder. the cause of a raging fire on the lower east side remains under investigation this morning. flames eresulted on the roof of 190 bowery which is near spring street. there were also several explosions. the historic building is best known as the former home of the jamania bank. it was completed in 1899. there were no ur in westchester county thanks to a quick-thinking emergency roadside truck. a car was headed in the eastbound lanes of 97 near the tappen zee bridge just after the morning rush. the driver of the state d.o.t. help truck positioned himself in the car's path getting the driver to slow down. >> i tried to stop the guy because i know he was going to be a disaster.
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finally opened the door and grabbed the -- put the car in park and grabbed the key. >> the wrong-way driver suffered a medical emergency and drove for a mile and a half before the car was stopped. new jersey congressman frank palone, jr. is calling on the house to approve immediate funding to fight zika. palone, a democrat has criticized republicans for refusing to approve president obama's request for $1.9 billion. the congressman will address the conference later this morning in edison. meanwhile, officials in florida say gli ka may be heading north. the florida health department is investigating what could be the first case of zika contracted in palm beach county. the patient involved recently traveled south to the miel-dade county area, so it's -- the miami-dade county area, so it's possible the infection took place there. governor rick scott wants students to be taught zika protection measure when is they return to school. delta airlines still
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disruptions. delays and cancellations are expected this morning. the airline blames a power outage in atlanta monday night. the fbi says it does not appear to be the result of hacking or other foul play. delta says it canceled about 1,000 flights yesterday, another 2,600 were delayed. >> you show up, you think you're going to be getting your boarding pass and getting on the plane and they're, like, we're grounded. >> delta says passengers traveling today should check the status of their flight online or using the delta app. delta is waiving rebooking fees again today offering $200 travel vouchers to anyone who was delayed by three hours or more or had their flight canceled. it's now 4:39. coming up donald trump's vision for the u.s. economy. the presidential nominee announces his plan to revitalize the economy where he says he could make cuts and how hillary clinton is responding to the plan. and new information on a tragedy at a water park. how a 10-year-old boy died on a water slide is. we find out who's responsible for the safety of water slides
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right now. changes over the next few days, staying toasty. it'll be bright today, but then wednesday wetter and a little sticky too. traffic and weather on the 2s
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fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things fferently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right.
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i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s and bring in john elliot. >> hi, mary. hi, everybody. a nice tuesday under way. but weather watchers, again, not only observe and reporting the weather, kind of their take on the weather as well 63 for jean. anna mae in union says, come on, it's going to be up again. tonight it stays sticky right into the weekend. so definitely feeling more like summer should. 73, that's atlanta and 69 a little cooler for walter. i just gotta tell you, sometimes the weather game can be a real show game. look at this, though, guys, enjoying -- look at this guy, enjoying the day yesterday.
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tony sent in. i like this picture too. a little butterfly action and that is a butterfly just before it took off. all right. it's not kind of cool out there, it's comfortable, but we are going to see warmer conditions roll in and take over over the next few days. we're flirting with 90 by the end of the week. 73 with clear conditions in the city, winds are calm around the area. catona nice, 65. kingston, yeah, that's a jacket for you at is the cool spot. sunny skies over the next few hours and humidity values stay in check. so the high of 86 should feel like about 86. but that will change over the next few days. it's by tonight where we see the dewpoints creep up. scanning the skies right now, they're -- there's not a whole lot going on. it's going to be a sunny bright delight today. we are going to see, though, the heat and humidity take over and z and the chance for rain
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shower. and then we get into the 10:00 hour, you see even an isolated thunderstorm. and then as we work our way into the afternoon, you got the heat, you got the humidity, you have the lift in the atmosphere, so you see a few more showers pop up, a few isolated thunderstorms, and then thursday into friday this i think a little overstated. it's going to be more in the way of cloud cover. there'll be moisture aloft. there will be those passing showers both days. i think of the next few days, i think wednesday likely will be the busiest as far but then when you have heat and humidity, both days right around 90, you have to leave the possibility of some more stormy weather in the forecast thursday into friday. some of that rain on friday could be heavy. and then we're still sweatin' to the oldies, high of 91 on saturday. so, yeah, today is the day to get out there and enjoy it, and to help you get out there, here's alex. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling in the bronx, some changes for you. two lanes are closed in both directions of the cross bronx. it's near the sheridan expressway. delays are starting to build as you make your way eastbound.
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this. also the manhattan-bound tube of the queens midtown tunnel is closed for construction. the queens-bound tube is taking that two-way traffic for you. we also have construction in the brooklyn-bound tube of the battery tunnel. again, road work under way there. the manhattan-bound tube is taking that two-way traffic for you. alternate side parking, it is 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. police in princeton, massachusetts, say a new york city woman who disappeared been found murdered. 27-year-old vanessa marcot worked in manhattan. she was in massachusetts visiting her mother. surveillance video released of two robbery suspects in the bronx. they're accused of beating a man on the grand concourse in fordham heights last month. police say they stole $1,300 in cash, a cell phone and a tablet computer. donald trump has announced an economic plan which he says will revitalize the u.s. economy by cutting taxes for workers and businesses. hillary clinton responded by saying trump's plan would
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to create jobs or boost the economy. the kansas city water park where a 10-year-old boy was killed is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, though the ride where the accident happened will remain closed. police say caleb schwab broke his neck while riding down the verruckt water slide. he was in a raft with two women who were unrelated to him. they suffered minor facial injuries. the water park says the rides are inspected daily. >> we honestly don't know investigation -- a full investigation is necessary. all our rides are inspected everyday, and our rides are inspected by an outside party before the season starts. >> the 17-story water slide sends riders plummeting at speeds up to 70 miles per hour before opening in 2014 the slide faced multiple delays. tests with sandbags showed rafts literally flying off the slide. the ride was also limited to children over 14, but that
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concerns about local water slides in our area. cbs 2's emily smith has more from suffolk county. >>reporter: at splish splash on long island, there are 35 water slides, some high in the sky with 80-foot drops. >> i get scared going on, but i feel fine once i'm going down. >>reporter: but with sunday's death of a 10-year-old boy at the water park in kansas city, some parents here are now concerned about water slides. >> it could happen to anyone, so, you know, but i try not to live my life coming today. that's why i'm here with my friends. we didn't want to let the kids come by themselves. >>reporter: long island splish splash doesn't have anything like the park in kansas city, but this is the most daring. it drops eight stories in three seconds. it's half the size of kansas city's. it's called cliff diver which, like all water slides at splish splash come with a height and weight requirement. height and age limits may have been a factor in kansas city. caleb was 10, the ride requires
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mike bankston says he can't speak for other parks, but here managers ride every slide every morning and lifeguards are audited by an unannounced risk management team to be sure they are watching height and weight requirements. >> every year at the beginning of the summer the department of labor comes in and walks all of our slides, the fiber glass, the towers, everything and checks to make sure is everything is okay. >>reporter: while the park in kansas city hasn't released many details about how the boy died, parents here have >> i don't know what went wrong to have it happen, and ironically today my son was telling me how we had to go on cliff diver together which we haven't done yet. >>reporter: and that's the biggest one here. >> yeah. >>reporter: many parents say when it's awe august and humid say it's hard to tell your kids no when it's all a risk. emily smith, twuz. >> just gotta be careful on these things and the lifeguards have to make sure the kids are tall enough, heavy enough, old enough, whatever.
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growing complaints that city bikes have taken up traffic that's been closed for years. a showdown in new jersey, parents fighting to keep a charter school from opening. why they're so against it. and well get you another check of your traffic and weather on the 2s coming up
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a charter school showdown in new jersey parents in mont claire say they want one. >> they claim the proposed charter school could ruin the town's award-winning public stop the charter school they say will go away from a unique system the town has worked hard to build. >> mont claire prides itself on our diverse public schools. kids are not assigned to schools based on where they live, but rather based on what their interests are. >> the charter was proposed based on the idea that the schools are failing, and that's just not the case. >> an application for the full bright academy charter school
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the state approval process. the final decision is expected on september 30th. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s at 4:52. and bring in meteorologist john elliot. hey, john. >> tell you what, grade "a" today. one more nice day to enjoy. clear and 73, winds are calm, relative humidity at 65%, so a mild start. some readings in the 50s well north and west. sun going to mix in with a few more clouds. dewpoints will creep up. humidity still tolerable during the day, but then, yeah, you'll feel it tonight into again, a repeat day today. 86 was the high yesterday. i think we'll do that again today. watch for a few more clouds. mid-80s for the island, a little cooler right along the coast, but then, yeah, even though we dip tomorrow, we climb thursday and our chance for rain will go up quite a bit tomorrow. hey, we're glad you're up right now. let's help you out with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. well, we have some traffic starting to build. two lanes are blocked in the bronx on the cross bronx in both directions near the sheridan expressway. lingering construction there. delays are starting to build as
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on the l.i.e. right at the center lanes here, center lane and right lane blocked in both directions near the van wyck. we have delays building westbound. brooklyn-bound tube of the battery tunnel is closed. that's due to road work. the manhattan-bound tube is running that two-way traffic for you. alternate side parking, that is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thanks. time now 4:53. in our next half hour, overcrowding on the brooklyn bridge. a new plan to ease pedestrian congestion, but can the iconic landmark support the 5:00. but, first, citi bike fight. bikes have been rolled out in a dedicated play street and neighbors say they don't want them. this morning cbs 2 demanding
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it is 4:55. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. 73 degrees already this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a
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forecast for today. but, first, city bike is rolling into another manhattan neighborhood and some in the area are outraged. >> many people on the block include the disabled or families with children. they say the bikes pose a problem. cbs 2 is demanding answers. >>reporter: metal bike racks line the stretch of 91st street between second and third avenue. closed to vehicle traffic for 40 years, this street is also home to many elderly and disabled residents, and people like maria laguna i'm very unstable on my feet. if i see a bunch of bikes coming to me, what's going to happen? >>reporter: the debate is nothing new, but the people who live here say this time it's different. it blocks the only handicap entrance to the park. now when people try to go out, they run into this row of bikes. tony lives on this street. he's blind and relies on his dog baby to help him around. but baby couldn't figure out a way around the metal racks. >> i think it's an absolute
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cross the street here. i'll fall and break my neck. >>reporter: but not everyone thinks the 39 new bikes are a bad idea. >> i think it's a great thing for the neighborhood. i have a store right here on second and it's wonderful for the neighborhood. it brings more people to second avenue. >>reporter: councilman ben callos says his office sent a letter to the d.o.t. last year when the plans were first proposed, asking them not 0 to put a city bike station in a dedicated play street >> city bike is fine, it just shouldn't be on a closed play s put it over there 10 feet away. >>reporter: the d.o.t. says they didn't know about the issue on 91st street until cbs 2 brought it to their attention. >> it is always a balancing act with city bike and i'm happy to say sometimes when people complain a lot when a station first comes in, as soon as they get used to it, they often grow to love it. we're obviously going to go take a look at this one. >> so this raises the question of how much communication goes on between d.o.t. and the communities where these bike stakeses are being installed.
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sides, jersey city an brooklyn. >> i guess one good thing is there seems to be an open dialogue with everyone. they seem to -- >> sure. and if they move it over, it certainly would help a lot of the folks there. >> you glad they're addressing it. you hate to hear it's there and it's staying there, that's t. still ahead, residual delays this morning, delta airlines is trying to get things back on track after yesterday's shutdown and how delta is helping those inconvenienced by the delays an plus this: >>reporter: as those are thinking about back to school shopping, pink for girls and blue for boys, many are looking for gender-neutral clothing,
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it is 5:00, 73 degrees on this tuesday, august 9th. a beautiful day on tap ahead of some showers tomorrow. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. plus police in new york after another new york jogger is killed. but, first, breaking news out of the bronx. officers are on the scene of a deadly police-involved shooting. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to traffic and weather on the 2s this morning. breaking news this morning, bullets fly as police struggle with a suspect inside a bronx bodega >> one man was killed an the suspect wounded. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from bedford park with more on this story this morning. magdalena. >>reporter: chris and mary,
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eight people inside of the deli when those shots rang out and they were at close range, within two to three feet. one person is dead this morning, an innocent bystander. the suspect was shot and is now in police custody. now, sources say this is what happened. it all started at a deli on the corner over here. you can't see it because there is a massive police scene going on right now. the suspect got into an altercation with a clerk at this deli, then he walked across the street to on the corner. that clerk followed him in to warn the store owners and customers that this man was coming inside. the police were called, and when they came to grab the suspect and take him out of the store, the suspect grabbed one of the officers' guns from their holster and began firing, almost emptying the clip, 15 shots rang out in that close proximity. and the store clerk from the original deli was shot and
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shots were fired by officers, and they hit the suspect in the torso. he was taken to st. barnabus hospital. all of those shots could be heard by neighbors this morning. >> i was upstairs in my apartment, and i just kept on hearing a whole bunch of shots. it actually didn't even sound like shots, and so, you know, after about five or six of them went off and then i realized they were gunshots, at least about 15 rounds went off. frightening to live in a neighborhood all know, violence is occurring. >>reporter: the suspect was taken to st. barnabus hospital, shot in the torso. he is in stable condition and is in custody. again, a 49-year-old innocent bystander was shot in this altercation. the two police officers who responded were also taken to the hospital. they are okay. they were there for evaluation. live in the bronx, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news >> magdalena, thank you. 5:02 right now.
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john, good morning >> hi, chris. good morning. a pretty nice day to look forward to today, but then you get sticky and then it really feels like summer wednesday into the weekend. outside right now we've got comfortable readings and clear skies. that crescent moon, like a crescent roll or maybe a broccoli omelet. we've got high pressure in control. we're going to see some showers creep in overnight tonight into your wednesday. wednesday a busier day, but today sun giving way to just a few clouds this afternoon. numbers pretty similar to what we saw yesterday, right around 86 for a high. so let's u alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. as you make your way out, we do have some changes for you. all lanes are temporarily closed at the goethals bridge heading into new jersey. it's construction that's in the process of being picked up. minor delays as you make your way through the area. so you'll want to anticipate that. also in the bronx, we have two lanes blocked by construction, again, in both directions on the cross bronx near the sheridan expressway. delays here starting to build as you make your way eastbound. on the l.i.e. right and center lanes are blocked near the van wyck. delays building as you travel
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taking metro north, path, new jersey transit, lirr, alternate side, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. a young woman out jogging later found brutally murdered. >> that describes two active police investigations this morning, one in howard beach, queen, and the latest, a new york woman killed while visiting her mother in massachusetts. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from outside the woman's work place in chelsea. janelle. >>reporter: well, mary, police here in the city massachusetts where vanessa marcot was found killed, they are comparing notes, but they do not believe this case is connected. marcot worked here at the google office here in chelsea, and this morning the search continues for both women's killers. she had accomplished so much in her 27 years, an account manager at google, a limitless future ahead of her, only to end in what investigators describe as a vicious brutal death.
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random act. we're asking you to be very careful. >>reporter: the small town of princeton, massachusetts, about 55 miles west of boston now swarming with detectives. it's where vanessa marcot was visiting her mother over the weekend. the young woman had gone out for a jog along a tree-lined route, and when she didn't return, her mom called police. her body was found sunday evening in woods off of the road about a half mile from her mother's house. there are reports that she was naked and there were burns sexual assault. >> we cannot tell whether or not it was a random act at this point, so we're asking the residents of princeton, the surrounding areas to be vigilant. >>reporter: marcot's murder happening just five days after 30-year-old jogger karina vetrano was killed in howard beach. police in queens still hunting for her killer. in a pack community meeting last night, investigators said they don't believe the cases are connected. >> with that said, we are going
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>>reporter: but the similarities have rattled many new yorkers. >> as a young woman, you feel the need to be protected in the city that you live in. so it's terrifying. >>reporter: well, vanessa mercot's family asking for privacy this morning, but her colleagues here at google say that she was a beloved member of their team. we're awaiting autopsy results which are expected to be released later today. reporting live this morning in chelsea, janelle burrell, hospital after gunfire breaks out in the bronx. the shooting happened around 6:30 at 179th and grand concourse in the mount hope section. police say it appears the wounded victim is a 20-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man, they were unattended targets. none suffered life-threatening injuries. so far no arrests have been made. police are also investigating a slashing on the upper west side. it happened last night at mama's famous pizza and burgers on broadway near west 86th street. employees tell us a man in his
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a fight broke out and the worker was slashed in the back. he was treated for nonlife- threatening injuries. the slasher ran off. to campaign 2016, hillary clinton campaigns in miami today, donald trump has two rallies in north carolina. last night maine senator susan collins joined the list of republicans who said they will not vote for trump. she cited concern over trump's temperment, self-discipline and judgment. earlier in the day in detroit, trump announced a new economic and tax plan. the tax plan would reduce e to three. top earners would pay 33%, down from the current 39%, and at the other end, people would pay nothing at all. trump also wants to allow families to deduct their child care expenses. >> our current tax code is so burdensome and so complex that we waste9 billion hours a year in tax code compliance. >> trump also wants to reduce
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to 15% and kill the estate tax. discontent over trump has convinced another republican to enter the presidential race. former cia staffer evan mcmullen tweeted, i can no longer stand on the sidelines. i hope you'll stand with me. mcmullen said he's unhappy with both trump and hillary clinton. he'll run as an under pent. hillary clinton will unveil her own economic proposals in detroit on thursday. yesterday clinton campaigned in st. petersburg, florida. she dismissed trump's economic plan as trickledown that won't work for anyone but the rich. >> he's got -- i don't know -- dozen or so economic advisers he just named hedge fund guys, billionaire guys, six guys named steve. i want you to tell your friends, don't let a friend vote trump. >> a monmouth poll out yesterday has clinton hitting the 50% mark, 13 points higher than trump. new information this morning about the rapper who was caught on video firing shots back stage during a t.i.
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suing the venue. troy ave seen here on crutches says poor security at irving plaza allowed a, quote, third party to bring in the gun that was used to kill ronald mcfeder. the rapper's real name is rolin collins and was wounded during the incident along with two others. back in may, collins said he wrestled the gun away from another man. collins is now facing attempted murder charges. nine minutes after the hour. still ahead, delta slowly getting back service to normal after computer problems yesterday. an update on the delays and what the airlin its customers who experienced any travel headaches. it's been called times square in the sky, but is the brooklyn bridge prommen add to crowded? the plans to expand. walking the bridge today, you are going to need the shades. some sunblock too. shorts and tees, a really nice day to look forward to. traffic and weather on the 2s
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we've had a pretty nice r weather. not too hot either. >> is no. and not too humid either. and what i like during the commercial breaks, parenting tips with chris. that's very fun. >> if only my unborn child could hear what he has in store. >> cover your ears. cover your ears. >> rule with an iron fist. >> fantastic. all right, moms and dads out there, oh, hey, are you counting the days until school? i was down visiting my family in tennessee. kids are already back in school there. they already are in school. so the kids hopefully celebrating another nice day.
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pretty around the area. great variety of temperatures, kind of refreshing for some, maybe you even had the a.c. off, saving some money last night. partly cloudy and 73, winds are calm, relative humidity is at 70%, but it's relative to a cooler day. 67 in commack. look at the jersey shore. how delightful. 58 in middletown, that's what i'm talking about, 58 in danbury as well. no the flow into detroit, you're at 66. what's interesting is around the lakes and into the ohio valley, already some evidence of warmer air. that's going to be the hallmark of the remainder of the week after today, and then also some moisture to the south. that's going to percolate through and we see that shower chance tomorrow. 86 today, a little above normal, but it doesn't feel too bad. 103 the record back in 2001.
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getting shorter. your day today should be ample sun. there'll be a few more clouds this afternoon, and late today, definitely tonight more cloud cover. we'll see more humidity. that's going to make the atmosphere ready for those showers and storms. as far as goes models are hinting that wednesday's but thursda sticks around and the heed and humidity both up, so you're looking at a chance for some heavier rain, particularly friday. some of the models hinting at heavier rain on friday. 80s, pretty nice, nicest day of the next few overall conditions unless you're looking for rain because we do have the rain chance. by tonight we should be fine, 72 in the city. there's the answer right there, that south wind starting to
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and muggy, chance for shower and thunderstorm, more of the same thursday into friday, friday could be busy, peak heat friday into saturday, still steamy. there's that stretch starting really tomorrow, even though the numbers dial back a bit. humidity is up. 5:15. let's get you there first with alex. >>reporter: john, thanks. good morning, everyone. thanks for waking up with us. if you are traveling in the bronx, we have two lanes blocked by construction. that is in both directions on the cross bronx. it's near the sheridan expressway. we have delays starting to build as you make your way blocking the right and center lanes. it's near the van wyck and we are seeing delays westbound. looking good, though, on the garden state parkway. a look at one of our hundreds of cameras. this is at exit 147 in east orange. you also have 280 through the area, clear, smooth sailing for you. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. mary and chris, back to you. >> alex, thank you. delta airlines passengers can expect more delays and cancellations this morning after huge disruptions on monday. a power outage in atlanta apparently caused the problem,
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1,000 flights. another 2,600 were delay. delta says passengers traveling today should check the status of their flight online or use the delta app that is waiving rescheduling fees. the airline is offers travel vouchers to anyone who was delayed by three hours or more or had their flight canceled. on any given day, 10,000 pedestrians and more than 3,000 cyclists use the brooklyn bridge and things get crowded very quickly. as cbs 2's scott ra possible bridge expansion to remedy that problem. >>reporter: ask anyone who uses the pedestrian and bike paths on the brooklyn bridge and they'll tell you things can get a little hairy up here. >> people constantly getting off their bikes and stuff like that. it gets pretty bad. >> i've seen is people with bikes. it gets very crowded, yeah. >>reporter: narrow lane, hordes of people, 10,000 pedestrians on an average weekday, 3,500 cyclists a day can make things a little too
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in the summer. i worry about them getting run over by a bike or something. >>reporter: now comes word of some potential ideas that could expand the pedestrian bicycle promenade over the brooklyn bridge. >> it's time to take a fresh look at what the next generation of the brooklyn bridge is going to look like. >>reporter: new york city department of transportation commissioner polly troutenberg says the city is commissioning a $370,000, seven-month study that famed promenade to ease congestion. renderings like these show potential widening and expansion points over the length of the bridge, including possible expansion over the bridge's getterrers. the fundamental challenge of all this -- >> the engineer and feasible. can we find a way that the bridge can accommodate the weight and come up with a design? >>reporter: nothing is set in stone. results from study will be available sometime next year. troutenberg would not offer any insight on what any such
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but bikers and cyclists here say any change would be welcome, that almost anything would be better than this. scott rappaport, cbs 2 news. >> the historic brooklyn bridge is 133 years old and troutenberg says any proposed changes would require coordination with the city's landmark and preservation commission. travelers are being warned about taking selfies behind the wheel. a study shows new yorkers are among the most likely to snap selfie while driving. 70,000 instagram posts had incriminating hashtags such as drivingselfie and hopei don't crash. new yorkers are ranked eighth in the nation with one driving selfie per100,000 residents. >> what is that fun about driving, though? from a waterfall maybe. time is now 5:18. still ahead peril wards some big name brans are fighting for market share at the olympics in rio.
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in any event, it's 5:21, 73 degrees out there this morning. we welcome you to cbs 2 news. i cannot be in -- how can you not be in a good mood with a day like this? come on. two brooklyn cops helped her bring her baby into the world right in front of their station >> it happened in benson. the woman ran up to the officers. she said her niece was in labor in her car. officers say she delivered the baby girl and handed her to officer brady who wrap the baby paramedics took mom and child to the hospital, and they are both doing just fine. look at the baby in the background. >> great story. ed god, i hope it doesn't happen to me. 5:22 right now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny, good morning. >> looked like a little baby photo bomb. >> it did. >> the baby is, like, i want to be in the picture too. here's the deal. gorgeous skies, just like chris said. hopefully that puts a smile on your face. going to be a pretty day today and pretty comfortable.
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we've got some cool readings, all the way to 54 in walden. that feels great out the door for you and the dogs, if you're taking a stroll. 59 even in sayreville. it's going to be toasty again today. that means the mid-80s for the most part. but not too humid. that changes, though, over the next few days. look at that, wednesday, thursday, heat and humidity continue to climb. wednesday it's interesting. we may dial it down a degree or two because of the increased cloud cover and some wet weather, but then thursday right through the end of the week89 plus with the heat and humidity. 5:23. let's make sure you keep smilin' with alex. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling, there is an accident on the ramp from the westbound side of the grand central parkway to the l.i.e. service road. you need to prepare yourself for that. just a minor hesitation to the area there. to the hudson river crossings. moving well at the george washington bridge, lower level has since reopened. construction has been picked up. holland and lincoln tunnels are also flowing freely for you. mass transit is on or close to schedule, if you are taking
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alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary,baugh. >> alex, thank you. in sports the u.s. lead in the world olympic medal count. the american athletes have won 19 medals in rio, including five gold. china is tied in goals, but second overall, trailing us by six medals. >> tonight swimmer michael phelps goes for his own 20th olympic gold medal, and for local sports action, here's cbs 2's otis livingston. >> good morning, everyone. after having the day off, the me tonight. mets host the diamondbacks while the yankees are in boston, and that's the start of the a-rod farewell tour. unlike riveira and jeter's road show of love, a-rod will only get to three games in boston and his finale on friday, yankee stadium. seek speaking of the stadium, stein brenner said on a radio show yesterday there will be something special for rodriguez friday night. wouldn't say what it's going to be. he also was noncommittal if he thinks alex will get his own place in monument park some day. says he hasn't thought about it
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for alex, the yankees wouldn't have won the 2009 world series. i'm otis livingston, and that's your cbs 2 sports update. so more parents are opting for gender-neutral clothing clothing for their children. >> as cbs 2's cindy hsu shows us, blending gender roles early may be beneficial in the long run. >>reporter: pink in pretty for girls, rough and tumble for boys. for haleigh woods and a growing number of parents, they see clothes as an opportunity to help shape their kids. >> want to get dr gender-neutral clothes, a term that's been gaining popularity. >> we really need gender- neutral clothing to start at this age because we're building up on how to start dismantling, you know, sexism and the misogyny and all that stuff and it really does start from this tiny building block. >>reporter: psychologist dr. jennifer hartstein is the author of the book "princess recovery, a how-to guide to raising strong empowered
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kids in gender-specific boxes, from what they wear to what's expected of them. >> if we only look at girls as being cute and pretty, we pigeonhole them. we know as they get older it develop into depression and anxiety and eating disorders. it's not about taking away the princess and saying you must have have a truck. it's to say if you want to play with princesses, awesome, what other options are there for you? >>reporter: parents have started their own small online companies. courtney hartman created children's clothing lines defy gender norms. after getting tired of seeing the same things over and over again. >> the slogan tees in the boys' section of big retailers, you see a lot of words like troublemaker, mommy's little monster, tough luck, daddy. >>reporter: she's hoping her designs will give parents more options to chase away the clothing blues. cindy hsu, cbs 2 news. >> that little baby is cute.
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neighborhood. plus this. >>reporter: a suspect is shot and in custody. an innocent bystander is dead after a shootout with police. it all happened inside close quarters inside a deli here in the bedford park section of the bronx. we'll have a live report coming up. and the battle at the olympics isn't just about the gold, silver or bronze. how big brands are getting in on the competition. 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.
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it is 5:30, 73 degrees on this beautiful start to your tuesday, august 9th. another sunny and warm day ahead with highs in the mid- 80s. but our streak of beautiful weather about to change. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in a moment. murder in massachusetts, another new york woman killed while out for a run. is there a connection to the murder in ho up. breaking news in the bronx where sources say a man grabbed a police officer's gun and opened fire in a crowded store. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. >> the similarities are striking, two young women head out jogging and fail to return and both are found brutally murdered. >> police are now investigating killings in both howard beach, queens and now in massachusetts where a new york city employee of google was found dead. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from google headquarters in chelsea.
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do not believe that these crimes are connected, but as you said, the similarities are certainly striking. now, vanessa mercot, she had work here at google for just under two years, her coworkers disrying her as a beloved member -- describing her as a belovedded member of their team. this morning detectives are still searching for her killer. she had accomplished so much in her 27 years, an account manager at google, a limitless future ahead of her, only to end in what investigators describe as death. >> please, use an abundance of caution. we don't know if this is a random act. we're asking you to be very careful. >>reporter: the small town of princeton, massachusetts, about 55 miles west of boston now swarming with detectives. it's where vanessa mercot was visiting her mother over the weekend. the young woman had gone out for a jog along a tree-lined route, and when she didn't return, her mom called police. her body was found sunday evening in woods off of the road about a half mile from her
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her hands and feet, and signs of sexual assault. >> we cannot tell whether or not it was a random act at this point, so we're asking the residents of princeton and the surrounding areas to be vigilant. >>reporter: mercot's murder happening just five days after 30-year-old -- 30-year-old jogger karina vetrano was killed in howard beach. police in queens still hunting for her killer. in a pack community meeting last night, investigators said they don't believe the cases are connected. >> with that said, we are going compare evidence as both cases progress. >>reporter: but the similarities have rattled many new yorkers. >> as a young woman, you feel the need to be protected in the city that you live in. so it's terrifying. >>reporter: and authorities in massachusetts expected to release mercot's cause of death later today. reporting live this morning from chelsea, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. at 5:32. let's get you traffic and weather on the 2s.
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couple days off. good to have you back. >> fantastic to be back. i woke up this morning, i literally skipped downstairs? >> is that right? >> i bet you did. >> you were in knoxville? >> no, in nashville. >> exactly what i said >> it was my mom's 90th. >> happy birthday. >> my mom turned 90, a sister turned 60, another sister turned 50. so if it ended in a zero, you got a piece of cake. here's the deal, we're going to serve up kind of a treat today. high pressure in control one more day, but the winds, they're so overnight tonight you'll see more humidity, you'll feel it. and then that will get the atmosphere primed for the return of showers and storms tomorrow. 86 returning to what we saw yesterday, a few more clouds overhead and then we wait for the rain. it is going to be a warm one today, but, hey, you know what? it's august. and then over the next few days it's the dog days of summer right into the weekend. >> it's bound to happen once again, right? >> yeah. >> okay, john is. alex, what are we looking at? >>reporter: if you are
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westbound ramp to the grand central parkway to the service road. minor delays through the area there. take ago look to the northern state parkway this. is at lakeville road. you are moving well. you can see here no issues to report. it's a similar story on the l.i.e., southern state parkway, meadowbrook and wantagh through the area moving well as you make your way to the cross bronx at the alexander hamilton bridge, that construction that was there has since been picked up. you are flowing freeley. alternate side is in effect city wide. do be safe don't text and drive, and we also have a commuter alert for you hi if you plan on traveling on delta airlines, we do have that the carrier's troubles are not over. delta says there will be additional delays and cancellations following yesterday's systemwide problems. the airline blames a power outage in atlanta for the trouble monday, leading to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights. delta says passengers traveling today should check the status of the flight online or use the delta app. the carrier is waiving rebooking fees and the airline is offering $200 travel vouchers to anyone who was
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completely. chris and mary. >> all right, alex, thank you. more breaking news now out of the bronx. a chaotic scene this morning in bedford park. bullets fly inside a crowded bodega as police struggle with a suspect who allegedly grabbed an officer's gun >> a deli worker was killed, the suspect wounded and now in police custody. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from bedford park with more. magdalena. >>reporter: we just got updates from the bronx borough commander here moments ago. police have been investigating since 1:00 this morning when they say t identified by police as efrem guzman. he is 30 years old. he was shot in the torso by officers and a 49-year-old man, a deli worker was killed during this gunfire exchange. now, police say this all happened at a deli that is now being blocked by this white truck. the 49-year-old store clerk and efrem guzman got into an altercation there. guzman then cross the street and then headed to this deli,
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clerk followed him in, warning the customers and the employees that were inside that deli that guzman was coming. officers were eventually called to the scene from the 52nd police precinct, and when they entered into this store, they got into phase cal altercation with 30-year-old guzman. guzman then pulled the gun from an officer's holster with one pull and started shooting. police say he let off 15 rounlds inside of that store. there -- 15 rounds inside of that store. there were multi store at the time. so this was all in a very close range, maybe two to three feet. once guzman started to shoot, officers then pointed their gun towards him, shooting three times. they shot guzman in the torso. he was taken into custody, but while this gunfire was going off, police say guzman's bullets hit that 49-year-old store clerk that he initially got into an argument with. that store clerk died. neighbors heard all of these
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apartment, and i just kept on hearing a whole bunch of shots. it actually didn't even sound like shots, so, you know, after about five or six of them went off, then i realized they were gunshots, at least about 15 rounds went off. frightening to live in a neighborhood that all this, you know, violence is occurring. >>reporter: again, police say efrem guzman, 30 years old was shot in the torso. he was taken to st. barnabus hospital and is in stable condition the 49-year-old store clerk from the deli down the street here has been identified, but his family has not been notified of his death as of yet. as for the two officers who were involved in this police- involved shooting, they are okay. they were taken to the hospital to be monitored. we're live in the bedford park section of the bronx this morning, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new this morning police are asking for help finding this man caught at the counter of a high-end retailer in
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it happened last january 30th around 1:00 p.m. at the shenel store in midtown manhattan. police say the victim whose name is on the card is a 26- year-old queens man from long island city. new this morning, police in the bronx are looking for three robbers who stole a 59- year-old man's cell phone and knocked him out. it happened early monday morning on east gun hill road in norwood. the suspect attacked the victim, then a second man when they tried to get the phone back. the man whose phone was stolen being punched and kicked repeatedly. the two victims were treated at jacoby medical center and released. a new court fight in the scandal over the george washington bridge. the law firm hired by governor christie's office to investigate the lane closures in fort lee says it will fight subpoenas to testify at an upcoming trial. former christie aide richard kelly and former port authority executive bill berone go on trial next month. they're accused of closing the lanes in 2013 for political
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not responsible for any of the closures. former illinois governor rod blagojevich will be resentenced today in chicago federal court. blagojevich will appear via video conference from prison in colorado. he and his family will try to persuade the judge to reduce his 14-year sentence. he's already served four years. blagojevich was convicted on 18 corruption charges, including trying to sell president obama's former senate seat. five convictions were thrown out on appeal. time is now 5:39. still ahead here this morning, amusement park ride. what happened after three teens fell from a ferris wheel. plus holes in the ground and a garden torn apart. what's behind the mess on long island. and could the color of your car affect the resale value? find out which colors could give you the best bang for your buck. don't forget, you can connect with us during the show and all morning long. follow us on facebook an
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police in greenville, tennessee say three girls all survived after falling off a ferris wheel. it happened at a county fair when one of the ferris wheel's baskets flipped over. the three girls fell between 30 and 45 feet to the ground. police say the oldest victim is 16 years old. all three who fell off the ferris wheel were responsive and answering questions last night at a nearby children's hospital. >> scary stuff there. 5:42. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s and bring in john >> well, thank you, mary. we've got a pretty nice day here today, but we will see an watchers. head up north and check conditions out with john mccormick there, whoppinger's falls, 54. and this, cool and damp, actually feels great for us sleeping to the north. love those readings in the 50s. our weather watchers are watching the show, gina has 66 in yonkers, and, yeah, walking over the brooklyn bridge is definitely crowded, and i tell you what, here is more proof that our weather watchers are
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alice's dress, wants to know where he can get one for his girlfriend. so there you go. so maybe coming up in traffic we'll find out where did she get that dress? let's get you dressed and ready for the day. you've got some nice numbers out the door, maybe -- maybe like a little jacket or a long sleeve, and then it's over, your shoulder sinatra style because this afternoon is going to feel good. 73, winds are calm. there you got readings in the 50s and 60s into parts of the area. even northfield is 69. madison 61. 63 for the jersey shore, but 50s sullivan, ulster and orange county. and the city pretty and 84 by lunchtime with a few more clouds filling in, just a few more. more sun than clouds, and of course, a repeat high. clouds take over tonight. but with the absence of the clouds, that uv forecast is high, 9, burn time 15 minutes. pollen is up today, grass the main culprit. air quality moderate, 56. we're going to see that deteriorate a bit over the next
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heads up. wednesday through the weekend it's going to be hot, it's going to be humid. high pressure is in control. it's fun to put the wind to work and use the computer models to show you what we're talking about. it's a wind predominantly out of the north/northeast, but as we look into the evening and afternoon hours, that wind will shift to the south. so you start to feel the humidity, and then riding on the wings of that wind, we have some showers and thunderstorms by tomorrow. so that pump is on, the heat and humidity continue to rise, and so you have a some thunderstorms wednesday afternoon. look at that, screaming out of the south is, it gets to be a little unsettled, and it just kind of stays that way with these on and off showers through thursday into friday. friday could even deal with some heavier rain and leftover conditions for the first half of the weekend. 91 on saturday. even friday into saturday those heat index values with the poor air quality 95 plus. so enjoy today. about a quarter to 6:00 and the lovely alex denis standing by.
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i'll e-mail all him the information so he can get it for his girlfriend. a disabled vehicle on the triborough bridge, blocking a lane through the area. so you want to anticipate that for your morning ride. there's also now an unauthorized tractor-trailer on the southern state parkway. it is just east of exit 37, so anticipate that. also an accident on the ramp from the westbound side of the grand central parkway to the l.i.e. service road. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. a nassau county n by groundhogs. >> and they're causing a lot of damage. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan reports from syosset. >> oh, my goodness. i started screaming to try to scare him. >>reporter: this summer is not quite the same in the cook's syosset back yard, now inundated with groundhogs, snack on garden vegetables and destroying landscaping. >> they're about this big, and i don't know how many there are because they all look the same. >>reporter: groundhogs are
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holes, popping up on the cook's side of the fencing. >> i see them coming out from behind the hostas, walking along my pool. this used to be squash, but it's gone. this was my pole string beans and you see i only have one little string bean plant that's left. >>reporter: filling up now because groundhogs hibernate early and may soon is be getting ready to slum ber under the cook's patio where their grandchildren play. how do you feel about the groundhog itself? >> it's they're cute. >> he would not be deterred. he then made another hole here. so i got another brick and put it there. i decided that maybe i should try to catch them. i don't know if this cage is sufficient. i think maybe it's a little too small. we have to be very careful not to get ourselves bitten. >>reporter: experts warn groundhogs may carry rabies. >> you have to remember that they are wild animals and that we should not be going near them, but obviously with us encroaching on their lands, you
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>>reporter: if groundhogs are becoming a nuisance, the spca says use ammonia, kayen pepper, pred -- kyen pepper, predator sensor sprays or kitty littory thwart the invasion. gen is ifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> wildlife experts say groundhogs can be driven bea by bright lights and loud music. in our money watch this morning, hope for young fans of a troubled retail chain. and how the color of your car could affect values. henna daniels is in for jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange. great to see you, henna, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, mary, good morning, chris. a lift in crude oil prices sent energy stocks higher, but falling some profit taking. the major stock indexes here on wall street finished lower. the dow jones lost 14 points on monday, the nasdaq lost nearly eight. there may be a lifeline for fans of teen retailer arrow postle. the trending clothing store went bankrupt and set to close, but there's reportedly a deal
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the business. versea capital has negotiated a potential deal that would allow 'postle allowed to keep its more than 500 locations open. wal-mart is buying online retailer jet.com in an effort to compete more aggressively in online sales. wal-mart is paying $3 billion in cash and $300 million in stock. jet.com was launched a year ago to take on amazon and it proved fast. it should help wal-mart reach a younger, higher-income customer. and you could get more green comes to selling your car. a new study shows those colors hold their resale value the best. orange vehicle from 2013 saw a deappreciatation of 21%. yellow declined 22% compared with other cars which saw a 30% depreciation. the reason the colors are more rare and sought after. by the way, gold was ranked the worst color to maintain best resale value. chris and mary. >> an orange car, huh? >> i had no clue.
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coming up next, snoring could be costing you more than just sleep. how it could also be draining your finances. plus the battle at the olympics isn't just for the gold, silver and bronze. how some big brands could also win big at the summer games. but, first, here's otis livingston with a quick check on sports. >> carmelo anthony surpasses michael jordan on the score list. coming up tonight the mets host the diamondbacks while the yankees play in boston. game farewell tour. ? ? ? isaac hou has mastered gravity defying moves
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[incoming message beep] the average text takes your eyes off the road for nearly five seconds. [screaming] stop the texts. stop the wrecks. visit us at stoptextsstopwrecks.org. a lawsuit is filed on behalf of muslim teenager arrested after taking a
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texas. 14-year-old akhmed muhammad and his family now live in qatar. they returned to texas a few weeks ago for summer vacation. a few week -- last september a teacher thought his clock was a bomb. police took him away in handcuffs. the suit filed against irving and the suit cites damages for sphrietle violations. no -- damages for civil rights violations. time for twuz. johnny, good morning. >> -- traffic and weather on the 2s. will. if you like toast, i'm right there with you, sometimes even good old white toast, you know? a little pb&j maybe. partly cloudy and 73 right now, 86 later today, a warm one, absolutely. and then get ready for it. the wind out of the south/southwest, so wednesday through sunday heelt and humidity up and -- heat and humidity up, and thursday, friday, saturday, heat index values 95 plus. of course heat and humidity could lead to some scattered
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let's start your day the alex way. >>reporter: thanks, john. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling here to the southern state parkway, some minor changes. there's an unauthorized tractor- trailer as you make your way just east of exit 37. should be clearing shortly, and then those delays will ease out. accident on the ramp from the westbound side of the grand central parkway to the l.i.e. service road is causing just a minor delay through the area. but it is moving well on the new jersey turnpike, if you are traveling towards the george washington bridge, a little bit of haze through the area, but delay free to the holland tunnels. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you so much. in our health watch this morning, sleep ap apnea is costing billions each year. nearly 29 million suffer from the sleep disorder. about 29% of the population are undiagnosed. each year it costs america more than $149 billion, that includes almost $87 billion in lost productivity alone.
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athletes at the summer games, there's another battle brewing in rio. >> alex denis back to tell us about how some big name retailers are in the fight to the finish line to get their name out there. >>reporter: that's right, chris and mary. so adidas, nike and underarmour are battling for market share of the one of the most widely watch sporting events in months, the olympic games in rio de janeiro and the stakes are high. >>reporter: mo farra will go the distance. kevin durant is a slam dunk and carly lloyd's goal is to all are competing at the summer olympics in rio and all are signed to nike. few companies have had more riding on the success of these games than the sport's apparel king. >> nike made a significant investment to be the sponsor, partner for the rio games. estimates are somewhere between $25 and $40 million. it's going to help boost their global visibility as any olympic partnership would. ? ? >>reporter: it's not just superstar that is nike is
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members of india's olympic team is an internet hit, racking up some 3 million views. but hot on nike's heels is adidas which has spent big bucks on its sky takes campaign. under armour is also endorsing hundreds of athletes. new u.s. olympic committee rules that allow smaller apparel firms greater marketing access to the games could benefit underarmour greatly. >> they're going to have sponsorship of the u.s. gymnastics teae opinion would stand to benefit the most from a market share perspective. their sales are highly concentrated in north america. the beauty of the olympics is you have this exposure to the rest of the world. >>reporter: nike and underarmour have had setbacks on the road to rio. top golfer rory mcel roy had signed a massive 10-year deal with nike, pulled out because
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underarmour. and steph curry is staying home because of a knee injury. the next three olympic games are all in asia, one of the big global markets for sports brands. the apparel giants will be battling for the gold for years to come. so experts say that while an olympic gold medal itself is only worth about $500, that medal can translate into millions of dollars worth of endorsements, so even more of an incentive to go for the gold. >> gotta get on that box of cereal without naming a cereal. >>reporter: exactly. >> you know what i mean? >> who gets the rights to -- >> you get those sneakers to help me run a little faster. >> i like the story about cupping, how they're all cupping. we gotta get the rights to that too. >> bruise you up? hey, how are we doing out there today? >> exercise outside today, and then you're back in the gym wednesday and thursday with more heat and humidity. >>reporter: overall a smooth ride. i hope i didn't jinx it for you. >> totally jinxed t.
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plan. the republican candidate unveils his economic vision, but hillary clinton claims we've heard this all before. plus the model behind this public meltdown reveals why he did it, and he's speaking only to cbs 2. and we continue to follow breaking news in bedford park where officers say an officer's gun was grabbed and started shooting into a kroud store. -- into a crowded store. cbs 2 news continues right
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it is 6:00, 73 degrees on this tuesday, august 9th. bright an warm today, but the weather, it's about to take a turn. a beautiful sunrise to start us out. good morning, i'm mary calvi >> and i'm chris wragge. we have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, here is your morning news to go. >> new information in the bronx, a shooting on deli. the suspect allegedly grabbed a police officer's gun and fatally shoot as deli worker. a live update coming up. we cannot tell whether or not it was a random act at this point. >> a similar fate for two joggers miles apart. another new york woman killed while out for a jog, but this time it happened while she was visiting family in massachusetts. could there be a connection to the murder of a jogger in howard beach? what police are telling us coming up. show up, you think you're going to be getting your
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we're grounded. >> flight delays and cancellations still plaguing passengers following yesterday's power outage at delta that grounded thousands of flights. still ahead, what is the airline doing to correct the travel nightmare? americanism, not globalism will be our new credo. >> donald trump gives specifics on his economic plan. he says he wants to reorganize the tax system. so how does he plan to do it and how is hillary clinton responding? we will break it all down for know, people were after me and that they were evil and that they were coming for me from all sides. >> remember this model mayhem in times square? the man who danced naked on the tkts booth is out of the hospital and talking only to cbs 2. why he says he did it and what's happened to him since then coming up. look at michael's game
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look. it's like he's growling like a dog. >> the dog night and the announcers were the only -- weren't the only ones to take notice of michael phelps' game face. not long after this air a whole lot of tweets popped up yoifort. we'll show you some of them on this morning's "two talkers." at 6:02, we get to traffic and weather on the 2s. >> i got it. you know, i'm not angry. i can't even try because look at this. it's going to be beautiful august and it's supposed to be, plus it's veep day. i always like celebrating veep day. i'll explain later in the show. high pressure, wind out of the north/northeast, a gentle breeze blowing now, a shifting breeze will usher in the heat and humidity starting tomorrow. today a few clouds punning weighting the -- punning waiting the pretty blue for you. numbers a little bit above normal. it's a repeat day today shooting for a high of 86.
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heat and humidity back tomorrow. let's start your engines right now and help you out with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. overall a pretty smooth ride as you make your way out through the area. we do have an unauthorized tractor-trailer on the southern state parkway. it is east of exit 37. should be clearing shortly. just a minor delay through the area. an accident on the ramp from the westbound grand central parkway to the l.i.e. service road causing just a minor delay here. a disabled truck blocks one lane on the outbound side of the queensboro bridge. that is on t again, just some minor hesitations, really nothing out of the ordinary. mass transit is on or close to schedule if you are taking metro north, path, new jersey transit, lirr, tons of green. alternate side, it is in effect city wide. do be safe don't text and drive. mary and chris, back to you. >> alex, thank you. breaking news this morning out of the bronx. bullets fly inside a crowded bodega as police struggle with a suspect who grabbed an officer's gun. >> a deli worker was killed, the suspect wounded, and now he's in police custody. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins
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more this morning. magdalena. >>reporter: chris and mary, we just got an update from police minutes ago from the bronx borough chief who tells us this all happened in very tight quarters inside of this bodega on the corner here of east 198th street and valentine avenue. nearly 20 shots ringing out and people were within two and three feet. two officers trying to shield people inside from those bullets that were ringing out. now a store clerk is dead, a suspect was shot and is now in police custody after grabbing the magazine. police say 30-year-old efrem guzman got into an argument with a 49-year-old store clerk at a deli across the street. he then went into the next deli trying to get into an altercation with those store clerks and customers inside. the initial clerk followed him in to warn the people that he's familiar with about guzman, and that's when the police were called. when police arrived from the
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went in and efran guzman grand one of their guns from the holster with one swift yank. he started firing that gun and 15 shots rang out inside of this store. one of them hitting the 49-year- old store clerk. he initially got into an argument with. police laid it all out in a news conference. >> as the officers were escorting mr. guzman out of the store, mr. guzman was able to grab a gun from officers' holsters. the officer struggled with mr. guzman to regain control of his gun when the second officer fired three shots at mr. guzman, striking him twice. mr. guzman fired numerous shots from the officer's gun, one of which we believe fatally struck a 49-year-old male who works in a store across the street. >>reporter: again, the nypd
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trying to shield that store clerk from the bullets. unfortunately he died when he was brought to the hospital later on this morning. oos for efrem guzman, he was shot twice in the torso. he is in st. barnabus hospital in stable condition and is now in police cuff. the two officers are doing well physically, they just got checked out at the hospital to make sure everything was all right. we are live in the bronx this morning, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news >> thank you. a young woman out jogging later found brutally ur police investigations this morning, one in howard beach, queens, and the latest a new york woman killed while visiting her mother in massachusetts. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from ouz the woman's work place -- from outside the woman's work place in chelsea. janelle >>reporter: yes, mary. vanessa mercad worked here at google and this morning police in massachusetts where she was killed, they are comparing notes with the nypd as they try to track down her killer. she had accomplished so much in
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manager at google, a limitless future ahead of her, only to end in what investigators describe as a vicious, brutal death. >> please, use an abundance of caution. we don't know if this is a random act. we're asking you to be very careful. >>reporter: the small town of princeton, massachusetts, about 55 miles west of boston now swarming with deeblghtives. it's where vanessa marcot was visiting her mother over the weekend. the young woman had gone out for a jog along a tree-lined route, and when she didn't her body was found sunday evening in woods off of the road about a half a mile from her mother's house. there are reports that she was naked and there were burns on her hands and feet and signs of sexual assault. >> we cannot tell whether or not it was a random act at this point, so we're asking the residents of princeton and the surrounding areas to be vigilant. >>reporter: marcot's murder happening just five days after 30-year-old jogger karina vetrano was killed in howard beach. police in queens still hunting
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last night, investigators said they don't believe the cases are connected. >> with that said, we are going to continue to share notes and compare evidence as both cases progress. >>reporter: but the similarities have rattled many new yorkers. >> as a young woman, you feel the need to be protected in the city that you live in. and so it's terrifying. >>reporter: and vanessa marcot's family asking for privacy as this death investigation continues. authorities in massachusetts expected to rele of death sometime later today. reporting live this morning from chelsea, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> janelle, thank you. now to campaign 2016, hillary clinton campaigns in miami today, donald trump has two rallies in north carolina. last night maine senator sues 18 clibs joined the list of -- susan collins joined the list of growing republicans who will not vote for trump. she cited his lack of self discipline and judgment. trump announced a new tax plan. the plan would reduce the number of brackets from seven
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from the current 39%. at the other end people would pay nothing at all. trump also wants to allow families to deduct their child care expenses. >> our current tax code is so burdensome and so complex that we waste9 billion hours a year in tax coat compliance. >> trump also wants to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35% to just 15% and kill the estate tax. hillary clinton will proposals in detroit on thursday. yesterday clinton campaigned in florida. she dismissed trump's economic plan as trickledown economics that won't work for anyone about the rich. >> he's got, i don't know, dozen or so economic advisers he just named hedge fund guys, billionaire guys, six guys named steve. i want you to tell your friends, don't let a friend vote trump. >> a monmouth poll out yesterday has clinton hitting
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than trump. now nine minutes after the hour. up next, new concerns about the zika virus in florida. why the virus could be moving north. plus a cbs 2 disleuf. remember the model who danced naked in times square? why he did it in an interview you'll see only on cbs 2. ?? approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling.
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>> that's very kind of you, chris. it's great to be back. and we have some more good news. in case you were wondering, elena has 72 in brooklyn and cocoa is feeling better. cocoa had an operation. but you know what? she's feeling better. cocoa is watching channel 2 right now with the little stuffed buddy. that's good news. always appreciate your observations. a little warmer there in brooklyn as it is on the north shore. but this sure is pretty. that was sunset on monday there in northport. i like that. i'm going to take a little flight, i an i'm -- and i'm hope thag this is kenneth, 59. look at this picture that he sent n. love this too from stewartsville, new jersey. that is spectacular. thank you for that, kenneth. now, let's take flight together. we got -- oh, hello, sunshine. pretty day under way. we are going to see almost a repeat, you'll see numbers close to where we were yesterday and humidity really doesn't start to climb until tonight. 67 in ridgefield.
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75 out the door in the city, so there is that morning variety. by midday, though, many of us in the low- to mid-80s. 86 your high in the city, 86 for the city, it's 2 degrees above normal. we like 2. anytime we see the number 2, we get excited. 103 the record. no where near that. sun is up 6:01, sun sets at 8:01. ron on the jersey shore talking about lost daylight since the beginning of the season. he's bummed about that. many bummed about this, the deficit in th inches below normal. much of the area is still dealing with moderate drought conditions. now, we'll have a chance to make up some of that over the next few days. it's quiet right now, it's a big ridge of high pressure, but that changes. this bit of moisture moves in tomorrow. nice again today, then we see that change in the wind, heat and humidity with a few isolated storages tomorrow into thursday -- isolated storms tomorrow into thursday. friday you're looking at
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chance, again, to make up on the rain deficit right into the first part of the weekend. first part of your drive moments away. here to help is alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. let's first start with a disabled truck. it is blocking a lane on the outbound side of the queensboro bridge. it's on the upper level, causing some slower-than-normal traffic as you pass the incident there. checking at the lincoln tunnel, there is a 15-minute delay. the holland and the george washington bridge, though, are both moving well. you won't have difficulty getting to the airport this morning, including at the grand central parkway at laguardia, but once you make your way inside t face some problems. a commuter alert, if you are booked to fly on delta airlines this morning, be prepared for more potential delays and cancellations. the airline has already canceled 100 flights and delayed 200 more. that's after 1,000 flights were canceled yesterday after a power outage in atlanta disrupted the carrier's computer network. delta says passengers traveling today should check the status of their flight online or use the delta app. the carrier is once again waiving rebooking fees. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you.
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naked in times square five weeks ago is now out of the hospital and talking to cbs 2. >> he is sharing his story of mental illness. cbs 2's ali bowman has the exclusive interview. >>reporter: 20-year-old crit mclean did not look like the male model and colombia university student that he is back on june 30th as he danced, spat and taunted police in not a stitch of clothing. >> everything was fine, school was going well. i couldn't have been in a better place in terms of my life and the direction >>reporter: mclean has since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and says he was having a manic episode. it started the night before when mclean felt so paranoid he slept on the street. >> i felt so alone and so scared and so vulnerable, but i didn't want to involve my family in it because i thought they would get hurt. >>reporter: walking home at dawn, he became transfixed by the signs in times square. >> a sign said express yourself.
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and express myself to the fullest. >>reporter: he remembers everything but says his thought wrs irrational. >> there's no garbage can here so i just started to eat the gum, pick up all the pieces and eat it, and ate the cigarette butts and it became this big ball and it was my way of disposing of things. >>reporter: purposely avoiding the airbag, mcclean fell three weeks onto concrete. he spent time in the hospital. on friday, >> i respect that my actions cost people, you know, taxpayers money, and that's not what i had intended. >>reporter: now mcclean hopes to help the millions of americans suffering with mental health issues. >> i'm telling the story that was -- you know, that people might be able to understand and relate to. >>reporter: some of the conditions of those charges being dropped crit has to stick with his therapy and appear back in court within the next six months. but he says he looks forward to sticking with his artwork and
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in times square, alibauman, cbs 2 news. >> our dr. max gomez says his delusions are associated with severe bipolar disorder. palone has criticized republicans for refusing to approve president obama's request for $1.9 billion. congressman palone will address the gli ka situation in a press conference later this morning in edison. officials in florida say zika may be heading north. the florida health department is investigating what could be contracted in palm beach county. the patient involved recently traveled south to the miami- dade county area, so it is possible the infection took place there. florida governor rick scott wants students to be taught zika protection measures when they return to school. time is now 6:18. up next, the decision on an unusual plan to control new jersey's deer population. will the state use cougars? and michael phelps was the talk of twitter last night, but not for his athleticism.
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would you look at this sunrise? wow! are we lukey or what on this tuesday, the 9th of august? it's 6:21. we are going to get to john who is standing by in just a moment. 71 degrees. but, first, a controversial idea to combat the growing deer population gets the thumbs down from new jersey's division of fish and wildlife.
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of conservation letter supports the introduction of cougars to help the deer population >> cougars? >> yeah. that's a bear. cougars go like this. it could help cut back on deer vehicle collisions and prevent thousands of injuries to humans. but state officials say the plan wouldn't work in new jersey with such a dense population. the cougars could get too close to people's homes. time for traffic and weather on the 2s at 6:22. >> you would think -- really. >> what could possibly go wrong? >> did you need a study that new jersey is too densely populated? >> i just see courteney cox running around, go away, deer, go away, deer. there was a show called "cougars." it's early. clear and 71, relative humidity is at 75%. it's going to be a warm one day, that -- going to be a warm one today, let's go swimming. at the pool, warm, not too humid, skies cooperate. burn time 15 minutes, though, so make sure you have the sunscreen on and reapply.
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system as ruls. but today moderate rip current risk again for the south-facing beaches of long island, low for the jersey shore. not a bad beach day. let's save you some time, though getting there with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. we do have some changes. let's first start with a disabled truck blocking one lane on the outbound side of the queensboro bridge. it is on the upper level, causing some slower-than-normal traffic just passing the incident. moving well, though, on the fdr drive as you make your way in the 90s. the west side highway is also clear for you. but we do have this is a live look as you make your way near the alexander hamilton bridge, starting to build as you come off the george washington bridge and continue your ride into the city. alternate side, it is in effect city wide. do be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. in sports now, the u.s. leads the world in the olympic medal count. american athletes have won five gold medals at the games in rio, a total of 19 medals. china is tied in golds with five, second overall with 13 total medals.
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with four gloald gold medals and seven total. >> tonight michael phelps goes for his own 20th olympic gold medal. for local sports action, here's cbs 2's otis livingston. >> good morning, everyone. after having the day off, the mets and yankees are in action tonight. mets host the diamondbacks while the yankees are in boston and that's start of the a-rod farewell tour. unlike riveira and jeter's long road show of love, a-rod will only get the three games in boston and his finale on friday in yankee stadium. speaking of the stadium, steinbrenner said on his radio show st something special for rodriguez friday night. wouldn't say what it's going to be. he was also noncommittal if he thinks alex will get his own place in monument park some day. he says he hasn't thought of it yet, but if it weren't for alex if alex hadn't won the 2009 world series. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2 sports update. the job interview that played out like a love story. >> first, a famous olympic competitor was trending overnight, but not for winning the gold this time. let's bring back alex.
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chris and mary. olympic great michael phelps making news outside of the pool with what is being called as the stare seen around the world. take a look. here's the seen. the prerace room just before phelps goes against chad laco in the 200-meter butterfly. phelps seen sitting, giving him a stone cold glare. and you know the internet had a field day with it. one post saying about the stare, well, when you're the slim shady but someone else stood up. another when you ask your om you the store brand. and then when you get in timeout, by the way, phelps, though, did end up beating la cloa in the semifinal. tonight they swim for the medal. >> that's a scoul right there. that's a scoul. >> talk about intimidation. he's in the zone. >> 19 golds, 23 total. >> don't mess with phelps. >>reporter: absolutely, he's stellar. sometimes, though, finding just the right job is a match made in heaven, just like a great romance.
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a abraham posted to facebook about her new job. one post spells out what she refers to our love story. june 22nd second phone interview, july 13th in-person interview, july 22nd she said yes. she started work yesterday, and then check these photos of her love affair with her job offer and she wrote, i finally found my soulmate, my perfect job, my boo. after seven long mobilities i found the perfect job. -- long months, i perfect job. now that she has a job, you know, good use of your time. time well spent >> i'm sure the bosses are, like, well, i hope she's this committed when she gets here and starts, otherwise we're going to have her committed. 6:26. a school showdown in new jersey. parents fighting to keep a charter school from opening. why they're against t. plus police in new york an massachusetts compare notes after another new york jogger is killed. and breaking news out of the bronx where officers are on the scene of a deadly police- involved shooting.
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it's 6:30, 71 degrees on this tuesday, august 9th. another sunny an warm day ahead with highs in the mid-80s. but our weather is about to change.
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moment. plus murder in massachusetts, another new york woman killed while out for a run. is there a connection to the murder in howard beach? what police are saying coming up. but, first, breaking news in the bronx. a wild shootout inside a bodega, a suspect grabs a police officer's gun and kills a deli worker. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. and breaking news this morning out of the bronx, a bronx deli clerk is dead, killed after police struggled with a suspect who grabbed an during the scuffle. now he's in police custody. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from bedford park with more this morning. magdalena. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. the nypd says the responding officers were lucky that they did not get shot themselves as they were trying to shield the store employees and customers from over a dozen bullets that rang out inside of this deli at around 1:00 this morning.
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got into a physical altercation inside of the deli on the corner of east 189th and valentine avenue, and when cops tried to take guzman out of the store, with one pull, he was able to grab the cop's gun and empty the magazine inside that store, hitting and killing a 49- year-old store clerk whom he'd argued with just minutes earlier. police returned fire, hitting the suspect twice, as they tried to protect the people inside. >> escorting mr. guzman out of the store, mr. guzman was able to grab a gun from one of the officers' holsters. the officers struggled with mr. guzman to regain control of his gun when the second officer fired three shots at mr. guzman, striking him twice. mr. guzman fired numerous shots from the officer's gun, one of
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a 49-year-old male who works in a store across the street. >>reporter: police say efrem guzman who was shot twice in the torso is in stable condition at st. barnabus hospital and is in police custody. the officer who responded were not hurt, but now police have the task of telling the family of that store clerk that he was killed in this violent altercation overnight. we're live in the bedford park section of the bronx, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. at 6:32, let's get to you traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> hey, mary. hi, everybody. we're looking at pretty conditions in the city. we're looking forward to a pretty nice summer day for you, a little bit above normal, shouldn't be that humid at all. in the city right now high pressure is under control and we've got 71. we see the winds shift, a south wind tonight will tap into some moisture through parts of the mid-atlantic. that ushers in the chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. but today rain and worry free. you can tell when my voice goes
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feel like 86. but i tell you, real-feel numbers to wrap up the week, 95 to maybe 100. we'll talk about that and we'll tell you why gerald ford is on the desk. right now, though, she's standing by. here's alex denis. with some changes for your commute, unfortunately, john. let's first start with a disabled truck blocking the outbound lane every the ed koch queensboro bridge. it is on the upper level, slow traffic passing the incident, but moving well on the fdr drive in the 90s. the west side highway is also clear for you in both directions. into new jersey, you're moving well on boulevard. this is in totoa. 46 through the area is also moving well. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. and if you are headed to the airport today, be prepared for residual clay delays and cancellations on delta airlines. the airline has already cancel 100 flights and delayed 200 more. that is after 1,000 flights were canceled yesterday following a power outage in atlanta which disrupted the carrier's computer network. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. the similarities are
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and both are found brutally murdered. police are now investigating killings in both howard beach, queens, and now in massachusetts where a new york city employee of google was found dead. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from google headquarters in chelsea. janelle. >>reporter: well, mary, police do not believe that these two cases are connected. this most recent incident involving vanessa mercot who was an employee here at goog. she had worked here for just under two years and her beloved member of their team with a passion for volunteering. this morning police are still hunting for her killer. she had accomplished so much in her 27 years, an account manager at google, a limitless future ahead of her, only to end in what investigators vias a vicious, brutal death. >> please use an abundance of caution. we don't know if this is a random act. we're asking you to be very careful. >>reporter: the small town of princeton, massachusetts, about
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swarming with detectives. it's where vanessa mercot was visiting her mother over the weekend. the young woman had gone out for a jog along a tree-lined route, and when she didn't return, her mom called police. her body was found sunday evening in woods off of the road about a half mile from her mother's house. there are reports that she was naked and there were burns on her hands and feet and signs of sexual assault. >> we cannot tell whether or not it was a random act at this point, so we're asking the residents of princeton and the vigilant. >>reporter: mercot's murder happening just five days after 30-year-old jogger karina vetrano was killed in howard beach. police in queens still hunting for her killer. in a packed community meeting last night investigators said they don't believe the cases are connected. >> with that said, we are going to continue to share notes and compare evidence as both cases progress. >>reporter: but the similarities have rattled many new yorkers. >> as a young woman, you feel the need to be protected in the
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so it's terrifying. >>reporter: now, authorities in massachusetts are expected to release mercot's cause of death sometime later today. reporting live this morning from chelsea, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. major crime is down overall in new york city, but in city parks it's way up, that's according to nyc park advocates, a watchdog group that analyzes nypd data. the number of rapes, robberies and assaults rose 23% in the nine months through march compared to the preou the figures do not include central park which has its own police precinct. the nypd says the parks are among the safest places with less than 1% of all crime reported in the city. new this morning, police in the bronx are looking for three robbers who stole a 59- year-old man's cell phone and knocked him out. it happened early monday morning on east gun hill road in norwood. the suspects attacked the victim and a second man when they tried to get the phone back. the man whose phone was stolen was left unconscious after being punched and kicked repeatedly.
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released. the cause of a raging fire on the lower east side remains under investigation this morning. flames eresulted on the roof of 190 bowery which is near spring street. there were also several explosions. the historic building is best known as the former home of a germania bank. tweas completed in 1899. there were no injuries. new information this morning, a brooklyn rapper caught on video firing shots back stage during a t.i. concert at irving plaza is now suing the venue. troy ave seen here on crutc says poor security at irving plaza allowed a, quote, third party to bring in the gun that was used to kill ronald mcfader. the rapper whose real name is rolin collins was wounded during the incident along with two others. back in may collins said he wrestled the gun away from another man. collins is now facing attempted murder charges. a new court fight in the scandal of the george washington bridge. the law firm hired by governor christie's office to investigate the lane closures in fort lee says it will fight
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upcoming trial. former christie aide bridgeel kelly and former port authority executive bill barrone goes on trial next month. they're accused of closing the lanes in 2013 for political retribution. former illinois governor rod blagojevich will be resentenced today in chicago federal court. blagojevich will appear via video conference from prison in colorado. he and his family will try to persuade the judge to reduce his 14-year sentence. he's already corruption charges, including trying to sell president obama's former senate seat. five convictions were thrown out on appeal. well, the time is now 6:38. a warning from authorities about taking selfies. plus a charter school showdown in new jersey. why some parents don't want the proposed school in their town. and city bikes have been rolled out in a dedicated play street and neighbors say they don't want them. this morning cbs 2 is demanding
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we are following breaking news here this morning of an armed robbery on east 89th street. jim smith is in chopper 2 with details. jim. >>reporter: yeah, chris, the report was that it was an armed robbery along 89th street just east of fifth avenue. now, a few minutes ago there were police cars along 89th street just -- again, just off of fifth avenue. those police cars have just left the scene. we understand that a person was
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the condition not known. it's believed that the two suspects, two men fled towards central park. we'll be getting more information on the story as it becomes available. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you very much. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s at 6:42. we've got john elliot back with us today. >> well, i tell you what, the chopper the way to go. light wind out there, we don't see any real travel delays unless you're flying delta. tune in, more on that in a bit. nice to get around. you know, you need the sunscreeyo lather up and get out there. maybe it's a play day for you. if it is, you are in luck. now, everybody knows it's rice pudding day because greg on camera 2 is saying he can't wait, he loves rice pudding. and now it's a veep day because bill in the studio nailed it. on this day in '74, gerald ford became president from the vice presidency, but he was elected to neither. so it's veep day. i'll have more on facebook on that because i love the history.
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city. oh, that's nice. hackensack 63. 73 in ridgewood. look at the change there. 73 at jfk, brooklyn 72 as well. cooler into the hudson valley. well, look at that, sparta is at 59. 57 in the hamptons. in the city it's pretty, 84 at lunch and it'll feel like it, mostly sunny skies, a few clouds overhead. why? well, high pressure is in control. sun means a high uv forecast. burn time 15, sunscreen on. pollen is up, air quality is starting to suffer humidity is steady, barometer rising. that's today. we turn it around over the next few days. we'll show you why. this ridge of high pressure heads out to the east, and as it does, watch what happens to the wind. you're going to see more of a south wind fill in even this afternoon. so we start to see humidity values on the rise. and then it kind of takes over. some isolated showers tomorrow afternoon, some storms by tomorrow night, and then that stormy conditions continue into thursday afternoon with that
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south. so the numbers are up as far as heat and humidity. look at the potential for rain through thursday night. again, this is a multi-day total, but you're looking anywhere from half an inch to possibly over three inches of rain and the unsettled pattern continues into your weekend. high on saturday of 91. it's about quarter to 7:00. let's get you there, though, with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. thank you for waking up with us. if you are traveling in new jersey, there is an accident on route 208 southbound at fairlawn avenue, blocking two therethere's also a crash on 95 southbound after pelham parkway blocking two lanes causing some heavy traffic through the area. holland tunnel, no official delays at the toll plaza, but it is an incredibly slow ride getting here, slow on the turnpike on the 1 and 9 approach. about a 15-minute delay at the george washington bridge and the lincoln tunnel. if you are taking subways this morning, we have a change for you, northbound 5 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at morris park avenue. the rest of mass transit, metro north, path, new jersey transit
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schedule. but now to a commuter alert. if you are booked to fly on delta airlines this morning, be prepared for more potential delays and cancellations. the airline has already canceled 250 flights this morning, that's following 1,000 cancellations yesterday after a power outage in atlanta disrumented the carrier's computer network, stranding passengers system wide. >> you show up, you think you're going to be getting your boarding pass and getting on the plane, and they're, like, we're grounded. >>reporter: delta says passengers traveling their flight online or by using the delta app. mary and chris. >> alex, thank you. a charter school showdown in new jersey, some parents in montclaire say they don't want the proposed addition to their town. >> they claik a charter school would ruin their diverse award- winning public school system. cbs 2's meg baker has more. >>reporter: it's hard to believe it's almost back to school season. here in montclaire parents have been working hard all summer to stop the state's approval of a charter school that they say will draw students away from a
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worked hard to build. >> montclaire prides itself on our diverse public schools. kids are not assigned to schools based on where they live, but rather based on what their interests are. >> the charter was proposed based on the idea that the schools are failing, and that's just not the case. >>reporter: despite opposition by some parents, along with the board of education, the mayor and town council, an application for the full bright academy charter school of montclaire has moved to a the charter proposal is for a school of 250 students, kindergarten to fourth grade that will have a dual french/english curriculum with spanish as a core subject. it would take $3 million away from public schools the first year. an the naacp says it may segregate students. >> we have a very diverse, high- performing school system, and we believe that a charter school would dplinnish that.
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systems across the nation with school options for science and technology, gifted and talented, s.t.e.m., a montessori magnet and more. this is the proposed location of the charter school off forest avenue near chestnut. parents i spoke to say it's just not necessary >> if a charter comes in, we will lose some of the amazing things that we can offer our children. my children are studying mandarin. >> my school has a lot of creative and amazing arts. >>reporter: but ste education referred me to the founder of the chapter, darrell bogen. she confirmed she is a parent in town, but would not comment on the application. we spoke to about 20 residents who were well aware of the controversy but found no supporters for the charter schools. in montclaire, new jersey, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> the final decision is expected on september 30th. if approved, the school could open next year. city bike is rolling into another neighborhood and some who live there are complaining.
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between second an third avenues. the area is home to many elderly and disabled people. they're concerned about the placement of the rack and the addition of more than three dozen bikes. >> i'm very unstable on my feet. if a bunch of bikes come, what's going to happen to me? >> city bike is fine, it just shouldn't be on a closed play street and we'd just like to move it over, put it over there, 10 feet away. >> the d.o.t. says it didn't know about the issue on 91st street attention. the new york city department of transportation looking into ways to ease the congestion problems along the brooklyn bridge. now, officials saying a new widening project along the promenade will be studied and explore over the next seven months. they're hoping to give more space to the thousands of pedestrians and cyclists who cross everyday. time now is 6:48. where new yorkers rank nationally on the list of selfie-taking drivers. >> didn't know there was a list like that. and new york police officers make a special
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but, first, otis livingston has this morning's sports update >> good morning, everyone. carmelo anthony scores 14 points, moves into third place on the u.s. olympic scoring list. u.s. beats venezuela by 44. coming up tonight the mets host the diamondbacks while the yankees play in boston. that's beginning a-rod's four- game farewell tour. we love the new york state fair! two words.. piglet races! wine slushees. bonding time. fried everything! there's so many bands. the bands! those pigs are just so cute! cheesecake, on a stick. a rollercoaster! the great new york state fair just got greater. with all new fairgrounds, more rides and more fun.
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new york drivers are being warned against taking selfies behind the wheel. a study of social media shows new yorkers are among the most likely to snap a selfie while driving. about 70,000 instagram posts had incriminating hashtags such as driving selfie and hope i don't crash. new yorkers are ranked eighth in the nation with about one driving selfie post per 100,000 residents. come on. >> come on, exactly. time now 6:52. there you go. at least you're not driving, johnny >> no. i'm taking selfie. there's eddie and my selfie, but you can't see that. i think we just broke the internet. sunny skies right now, it is pretty out there. let's just -- you see that little bird there? or maybe it was a bug. put the phone down and look up. it was a bug. serving up another pleasant august day. turning muggy, though, the next few days, the 90s will return and a stormy pattern. we definitely could use the rain, but this is right through
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i mean, we're looking at some big numbers. saturday could be 91, feeling like 95 to 100. so enjoy today. it turns steamy over the next few. pretty as a picture as always, alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. as you make your way through the area in new jersey there's an accident on route 208 southbound at fairlawn avenue blocking two lanes as you make your way through the area there, it's going to be kind of a slow ride. also the bqe at 61st street, unfortunately typical morning ride. you have some slow traffic from the gowanus all the way up to alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. there's the accident for you. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex turks. two brooklyn cops help a woman bring a baby into the world right in front of their station house >> it happened sunday night in benson. a woman ran up to the officers. she said her niece was in labor in the car. the officer delivered the baby girl and handed her to the other officer who wrapped the baby in a blanket. take a look closely at the baby. photo bomb. paramedics took mom and child
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they are both doing well. >> that is great. it is a great illusion there because you really can't see who's holding the baby. it looked just propped up. let's check in with gayle king and charlie rose with a preview today. >>reporter: chris, let's hope when your baby comes you'll be at the hospital. >> i said it earlier, gayle. >>reporter: let's hope you make it to the hospital. mary, good to see you too. >> good to see you too. >>reporter: a high-profile senator talks about donald trump. >>reporter: also at the table dr. terry. >> love her. >>reporter: we do love her. she looks good too. latest healing method makes a splash at the olympics. remember this, the veggie burger, whether it can replace a traditional what burger, charlie? >>reporter: a burger with tomato and mayon yais. >>reporter: we love the beef. nothing against a good mushroom.
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gayle, not on my watch. >>reporter: we like beef. >> i'm with you. going with a good hamburger. see you at 7:00. what you need to know
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here's what you need to know before you go. an early morning scuffle inside a bronx bodega has left one man dead and a suspect under arrest. police say the suspect grabbed an officer's gun and began firing. they believe the suspect's shots killed a deli clerk. the suspect was wounded by police. he is now in police custody. police in princeton, massachusetts are investigating the murder of a new york city woman whose body was found after she failed to return from a jog in the woods. 27-year-old vanessa mercot worked for visiting her mother. new jersey congressman frank palone, jr. is now calling on the house to approve immediate funding to fight gli ka. palone, a democrat has criticized republicans for failing to approve president obama's request for $1.9 billion. more flight delays and cancellations for delta airlines today after a power outage in atlanta led to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights monday. 250 flights have already been canceled this morning. the carrier is advising passengers to check their flight status online before
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one final look at traffic. >>reporter: thank you, chris f. you're traveling in new jersey, there is an accident on route 208 southbound at fairlawn avenue. we have one lane blocked as you make your way through the area there. to those hudson river crossings, the lincoln tunnel, there is about a 30-minute delay as you make your way here around the helix portion. also a half hour delay at the george washington bridge. holland tunnel about a 20- minute wait. alternate side, it's in effect city wide, be safe don't text and drive. john. >> look at those sunny skies. it looks beautiful out there. pretty here as well. sunglasses on, some sunscreen too, today, nicest of the next possibly seven. so today is a treat. and then we've got storms coming in with more heat and humidity wednesday through the end of the week. >> all right, johnny, thanks so much. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. "cbs this morning" is next.
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? good morning. it is tuesday, august 9th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a restrained donald trump promises big tax cuts but he faces new opposition from senior republican senator and gop security experts. >> three girls suffer serious injuries after being tossed from a ferris wheel. one eyewitness said it was like watching water pouring from a glass. plus, delton grounds hundreds more flights following a worldwide computer outage. the technology that plagued the entire airline industry. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> she is the candidate of the past.

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