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it's 4:30. 880 degrees on -- 80 degrees on this tuesday, august 16th. a heat advisory in effect for today and we could have some storms, good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm cindy hsu in for mary calvi. we'll have traffic and weather together on the 2s in a moment but we begin with an arrest in the murder of imam and his stands. >> the suspect steged to make his first appearance in court later today and our magdalena doris in front of the courthouse with more. >> reporter: oscar morel will appear in court today. they can still not say why the two victims were ambushed.
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precinct. 35-year-old oscar morel said nothing and gave no explanations for the murders of the imam maulama akonjee and his assistant tharam uddin. both men were buried yesterday. mourners at the funerals say they know why the friends were killed. and they want justice. >> two people just -- got murdered and nypd is saying this might not be a hate crime. what is it then? come on then, somebody coming up behind and shooting for no reason an imam and his assistant, come common sense. >> reporter: the top brass says they have strong evidence to back up the charges starting with what happened before the double homicide. at 1:350 saturday afternoon a hit and run witness and surveillance video placed morel's car at the scene of the crash. moments later, three miles away police say they found surveillance sophomore else getting into that -- of morel getting into that same car after fatally shooting the two men. >> we have looked at the two cars and they were identical. we have looked at the stickers
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windshields and they seemed identical. >> reporter: led investigators to a morel in -- to morel in brooklyn. a search of his east new york home turned up a gun and clothing that matches the official description of the suspect. the community will be paying close attention to what happens next. >> all we want is justice. >> we want justice! >> reporter: and we'll also be paying close attention at the arraignment today for oscar morel. he faces two counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges. at queens criminal courthouse, magdalena doris, cbs2 news. time now for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john good morning on this tuesday. >> good morning chris. hi everybody. we had a little bit of shower activity and we have some south of the city. had some through staten island and brooklyn a few minutes ago. unsettled day today and a zoom in closed upshot and you see -- well it's kind of weakening there as it heads in through
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the city. one little thunderstorm weakening as it hits -- heads to the east but the front is still to the west. and it is going to push into what will be you know, a lot of hot air. it's going to be a warm humid day again today. so the atmosphere ripe for those storms and the real feel numbers once again mid- to upper 90s. even though the thermometer may not hit 9ed 0. it will -- 90. it will feel like it and then some for many of us it will feel warmer today than it did yesterday. as you hit the road. what's going on alex? heyjo everyone. thanks for waking up with us. traveling in manhattan we have changes for you on the fdr drive. that construction continues it is closing the detours in both directions between 61st and 96th streets until about 5:00 this morning. no major delays yet you're being pushed to the avenues. so also in linden hey john you're helping me do the traffic report i can hear you over there. tractor-trailer fire has the right and center lanes blocked in the southbound side of the new jersey turnpike truck lanes and stick with the car lanes as you come through the area. also in north hempstead an
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of the l.i.e.. it's at exit 37 approaching the scene you'll see the flashlights so anticipate that. alternate side is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy. we have breaking news out of belmar, new jersey. where two people have died in a fire. fire broke out last night at a home in the 200 block of 14th avenue. blaze is out right now but firefighters are on the scene investigating. we have a crew on the way there and look for a live report ahead in the next half hour. a protest in queens over a y a homeless shelter. [ chanting ] residents demonstrated outside the holiday inn at 55th road and morose avenue last night. they don't want -- maurice avenue last night. they don't want a shelter so close to schools and parks temperature city says the -- the city says they need a shelter. the body of a missing boater has been found but the circumstances of his death
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pulled from the harbor on monday the day after the dinghy washed ashore in lindenhurst. he never showed up to the yacht club on saturday. cbs2's jennifer mclogan spoke with his parents and neighbors. >> we're in deep -- mourning. >> i didn't think about foul play. i figured it was you know an accident. >> he was a strong swimmer and had a life vest on board the boat but he was not wearing it. case of a to-year-old queens -- 30-year-old queens jogger. more than a quarter million dollars combined is now being offered for information that leads to the capture of her killer. her body was found august 2 thend after she went running near the howard beach home. investigators are trying to identify a male dna sample at the scene and meanwhile officers continue to comb the wooded area where he was she was found -- she was found looking for any new clues. to campaign 2016.
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donald trump does the same in wisconsin. yesterday trump unveiled the plan to destroy isis and clinton brought out vice president joe biden to campaign in pennsylvania. >> reporter: with at times a calm and unifying message. >> we want to build bridges and erase divisions. >> reporter: donald trump stressed to supporters in ohio he will get to the root of radical islamic terrorism and weeded out before it gets to our borders it. >> we should this country those that shower our value -- share our vaults and respect -- values and respect our people. >> reporter: rudy giuliani says the values were targeted during the world trade center attacks even though it appeared he tad forgotten when the attacked -- he had forgotten when the attacks happened. he said this -- >> under those eight years before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states.
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when 3,000 people were killed. even before the anti-terrorism speech, hillary clinton was on the offensive in scranton, pennsylvania. >> donald has been all over the place on isis, he talked about letting syria become a free zone for isis. a major country in the middle east that could launch attacks against us and others. >> reporter: and in north carolina, clinton's running mate tim kaine warned voters not to be tricked by trump. >> the people who believe donald trump end up hurt by donald trump. and we're not going to let him hurt the united states of america. >> reporter: a war of words with campaigns when it comes to winning the war against isis. >> well, cheers may have led to fears at kennedy airport sunday night. a false report of shots fired sent people running and port authority police evacuated two terminals and many flights were grounded and now comes word that the panic may have been set off by a crowd cheering and clapping when usain bolt won
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thankfully. no one was hurt. a new jersey mayor is facing some criticism for a memorial honoring fallen veterans at a public library. it shows a soldier leaning down in front of a cross. while a group is calling for it to be taken down not everyone agrees. cbs2's tracee carrasco has more on the controversy. >> reporter: among the tributes to those who have served our country outside veteran memorial library in rozelle park, new jersey. is a silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a cross and now the center of a residents including gregory story. >> it's a very touching memorial. but the problem is, there's a cross in it. which singles out veterans of one religion. >> reporter: paid for and donated by the mayor was installed on july 29th by city workers. and it was a surprise to the board who rents the library. >> the mayor's my boss. we listen to him. it was not put through the board of trustees. >> reporter: story says the memorial violates the separation of church and state.
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letter to the mayor stating this letter serves as an official notice of the unconstitutional activity and demands that the borough remain the cross from government property immediately or risk legal action. >> generations of veterans have fought and died to defend that constitution. that he's now violating. >> reporter: the mayor a former marine would not speak to us on camera. but told us over the phone the memorial is out of respect to all veterans. >> does the cross offend it's good. >> it's just wrong for imposing one's will on other people. >> i happen to think it's a beautiful memorial. my husband is a veteran. >> reporter: the borough crown shrill meet on thursday -- council will meet on thursday and decide what to do about the memorial. reporting from new jersey, the tracee carrasco, cbs2 news. time is now 4:9. a stiff warning from the nfl toll some of its mayors. -- to some of its players.
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to do if the players don't cooperate with the investigation. >> also why many? that's why we asked. wait until you hear the city's explanation. >> you know weather we've got some explaining to do. numbers are down a bit. but humidity's up. so we've got some storms in the mix too. yeah lots to talk about.
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points in the 60s dominate the hudson valley and look at babylon the dew point at 75. so you know the atmosphere is just primed and ready for some stormy weather. 86 going to feel like 9 will at lunchtime the high of 89 is going to feel like 99. wait a minute that's warmer than it was yesterday. yeah more humidity that's why when you talk about the heat wave ending i mean it's just a matter of degrees. and when you factor in the moisture that's in the atmosphere, it's actually going to be a more challenging day today. a currentsn going on. stray shower exiting the shore. and then you have all this available moisture pushing into ontario right now. down into ohio and all the way down into the gulf bad news for louisiana with more rain in their forecast. our day, hour by hour, looks like this. we see a relatively quiet morning in midday give way to isolated thunderstorms by this afternoon. now gardeners and many homeowners lamenting we still need rain. this will not be widespread activity. the concern is going to be with the kind of lift we have in the
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gusty winds and another round of lightning. as we have the storms rumble through. they'll be another batch tonight. so remember that. tuesday night activities you could see a delay or an interruption due to the storms and then another round early tomorrow morning as well. wednesday is a stray shower can't be ruled out. it's really more active today and then we see that change by the end of the week. numbers don't retreat that much. but we are going to see a little break in the form of a less humih stray shower wednesday a stray shower thursday. friday looks good. saturday looks good and then as we wrap up the weekend we're looking at even more humidity sunday into monday. notice the payoff on monday with those widespread storms. the take away for your day today, i would take the umbrella even though everybody won't get a workout with 89. that extra heat and humidity means there'll be some isolated thunderstorms in the area. how about getting around the area? alex. some changes already john in manhattan the fdr drive is
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96th streets. that's until 5:00. lingering construction there. still delay free the west side highway also moving well but in linden, new jersey a tractor- trailer fire that has the right and center lanes blocked. it's in the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes and stick with the car lanes for a smoother commute. in north hempstead an accident on the westbound side of the l.i.e. at exit 37 blocking two lanes. the flashing lights approaching the scene and alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy? thank you. if you were just waking up stories making news this morning. arraignment today for 35-year- old oscar morel of brooklyn. he is charged with second degree murder in saturday's shooting deaths of an imam and his stands in ozone park, queens. police say the motive for the attack is still unclear. in california, an arrest in a fire that's destroyed more than 175 homes and businesses and other structures. it broke out saturday in lake county about 80 miles north of san francisco. 40-year-old damon paschelk is
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seven people have now died in the massive flooding in louisiana. the latest victim a man with drowned in baton rouge. torrential rain eased yesterday but some streams are still rising. the governor says the final death toll won't be known for days. new this morning a warning from the nfl to some of its players, agree to be interviewed on the use of performance-enhancing drugs or face suspension. green bay parkers' linebackers peppers and clay matthews are two of four that are being investigated. they now have ten days to and james harrison of the steelers and free agent mike neil of the other two players involved. it's just what mayor de blasio doesn't need. new yorkers making a big stink about the delivery of city services and some neighborhoods there are soaring complaints about garbage not being picked up. cbs2 political reporter marcia kramer explains the city hall's trash trouble. >> reporter: ozone park, queens is a quiet neighborhood that beneath the surface, is a seething caldron of municipal
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trash. the city's failure to pick it up. >> you can complain? >> exactly. you can complain but who listens? >> you they the mayor listens? >> no, he would not -- not this manment. >> reporter: but in do complain. the -- many do complain. in number of complaints to the city's hotline as soared this year. a whopping increase of 26% for the first seven months of the year compared to 2015. the first year bill de blasio angry queens residents grumbled the most, 6,436 complaints. residents of ozone park making 573 of them. that doesn't surprise sanitation commissioner katherine garcia. she blames some of the problem on the fact that the department changed the way it collects organic bargain in two district -- garbage in two districts. one in brooklyn and a queens district that includes ozone park. >> as we expanded our
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a different truck. which will can't always fit the bulk and we're picking bulk up in a different truck later in the day. >> reporter: many don't realize there's a second pickup and they haul the trash back inside. she also blames the increase in recycling. trucks that get full faster for some of the missed pickups. pundits say it's a political headache for mayor de blasio. >> the first job of the mayor is to make sure the services are delivered. ideasology is wonderful but it doesn't pick up the garbage. >> reporter: other neighborhoods will experience similar problems with garbage collon the big questions, which neighborhoods, when, and whether a mayor facing re- election decides to play politics with garbage. in manhattan, i'm marcia kramer, cbs2 news. time now 4:48. today the new west field world trade center mall opens. what you can expect to see inside. >> and working of time. -- overtime. why your air conditioner may have trouble keeping up with the heat wave and what you can do to help. >> plus another live check of
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?? appropriate. as soon as you walk outside. feels like the whole place is burning down. man this heat. john is going talk about this humidity. this heat wave is -- heat dome that we are currently involved with right now coming up in but first, all this extreme heat taking a toll on air conditioners. >> they have tripled in the past week can its technicians are using bright yellow temporary units to cool homes until a new system is installed. if a air conditioner is working overtime units are simply breaking down. >> a make on analogy -- to make an analogy, your car can work well if you take it to the station every morning. it works fine. but on the indianapolis 500 and
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it would break down pretty quickly. that's what happens to the air- conditioning. >> clean the filters and check outdoor units to make sure coils aren't clogged and wet the coils. the moisture may help your air conditioner work a little better. so there you have it. time now is 4:52. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john? >> no real relief today. i mean the number may be down a degree here and there. but humidity values are actually up. it's 80 right now. wind out of the west the southwest wind sets up later today and stray shower south of the city. of brooklyn and queens. can't rule out a morning shower for the morning drive. more humid and those real feel numbered 5 to 100 -- 95 to 100 again today. that's up from yesterday. afternoon evening storms some of those could be strong to severe. with the potential for heavy rain and gusty winds and lightning and hail. be mindful of that. you're looking at right around 89 but again you factor in the humidity it will feel like the mid- to upper 90s. some folks may see heat index
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behind the wheel though in snot on the indianapolis 500. thanks john. good morning everyone. traveling in manhattan the fdr drive is closed in detoured in both directions between 61st anded 6th street -- 96th streets. ongoing construction lingering there for another ten minutes or so. the west side highway is clear in both directions, but in new jersey, it's a tractor-trailer fire right and center lanes blocked on the southbound side of the new jersey turnpike truck lanes. in north hempstead a the westbound side of thelily at -- l.i.e. at exit 37. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy and chris back to you. okay thank you. this is an odd law that has been on the books for decades. the lawmakers want to change about local funeral homes and serving food. >> and it's almost back to school time. parents are you prepared? the apps that can help you with everything from organizing schedules to getting all that
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and we welcome you back to "cbs2 news this morning" on this tuesday the 16th of august. already 80 degrees outside right now. wait until you hear the feels- like temperatures for later this afternoon. john will have that coming up in just a moment. but first, since 1960 there's been a pan on serving food in funeral homes in new jersey. >> but as cbs2's steve langford reports from west new york, there could be a change on the legislative menu. >> reporter: food in the funeral home. a concept that at first struck even the new jersey lawmakers sponsoring this as unappetizing. >> i was like oh. i don't know. >> reporter: since 1960, it's been against the law to serve any kind of food inside a funeral home in new jersey because of public health concerns. something assemblywoman nancy pink it is now open touching. >> you're not having the -- to changing. >> you're not having the individual laid out where you're doing the embalming in the first place. >> it sounds like a good idea. >> reporter: funeral home director is cashly open --
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service. >> it's not disgusting, it would be to be sanitized by the local health codes and stuff like that. >> reporter: but on the streets of west new york there's a certain distaste for the proposal. >> i don't think they should be allowed to serve food. it's a time for people to mourn. not to -- eat and celebrate. >> it's not respectful to be eating inside a funeral home. >> reporter: supporters are suggesting modest comfort food like coffee, cookies and sandwiches. >> no suggestion of four course >> no i don't think so. >> reporter: tea and sympathy. in west new york, new jersey, steve langford, cbs2 news. oh no. >> i don't know either. all right time now is 4:57. it's the largest u.s. disaster response since hurricane sandy. thousands have been rescued from flood waters and we are live in baton rouge with the historic flooding. >> what the mayor is doing today in an effort to keep the zika virus from spreading. cbs2 news at 5:00 begins in 90
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to a man claims of killing a queens ma'am and his -- imam and his assistant. >> i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm cindy hsu. police have their man. arrest in the murder of a queens imam and his assistant. >> the suspect supposed to be in court late today and our magdalena doris live in front of kew gardens with more. >> reporter: good morning chris and cindy. oscar morel will be here in court this afternoon for arraignment on murder and weapons charges. again, police their suspect but they can't explain why he targeted two prominent muslim men in queens. walking out of the 107th police precinct, charged with two counts of murder. 35-year-old oscar morel said nothing and gave no explanation for the killings of imam maulama akonjee and his assistant, tharam uddin. both men were buried yesterday and mourners say they know why the friends were killed. and they want justice. >> two people just got murdered
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not be a hate crime? i would like to and nypd, what is it then? come on, somebody is coming from behind and shooting people for no reason. imam and his assistant? come on, this is common sense. >> reporter: police have not uncovered a motive. the top brass says they have strong evidence to back up the charges starting with what happened before the double homicide. at 1:50 saturday afternoon a hit and run witness and source vanes video placed morel's car at the scene of a crash. moments later, three miles away, police say they d into that same car after fatally shooting the two men. >> we have looked at the two cars and they were identical. we looked at the stickers and decals on each of the windshields and they seemed identical. >> reporter: a grid search led investigators to morel in brooklyn. their surveillance ended in vehicular assault and an arrest. a search of morel's east new york home turned up a gun and clothing that matches the official description of the suspect. the community which suffered
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>> all we want is justice. we want justice. we want justice! >> reporter: oscar morel will have that arraignment here for murder charges as well as criminal possession of a weapon charges. but there was also a hit and run involved on saturday as well as vehicular assault. no word on when the charges will come down. live at queens criminal courthouse, magdalena doris, cbs2 news. >> thank you very much. time now for traffic and weather together on the 2 forecast. >> good morning cindy. hi everybody. a sticky day today. we're going to see numbers hovering right around 90. so those real feel numbers mid- to upper 90s. some folks could see the century mark. heat advisory for more of the area today and we're worried about storms. a little bit of light rain in the area right now. just missing the city. off to the east. you can see that as we check out the radar and the satellite. trust me it's there. i believe it's there. and there it is. few more showers possible this morning, it's the heat of the
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storms so the concern is going to be -- a round or two of showers and storms, some storms capable of heavy rain and gusty winds and some lightning and hail. 89 for a high. don't you believe it? it's going to feel like 99. so you got to dress for it pace yourself again today. let's get you out the door and on your way now with alex. john thanks. good morning everyone, changes for you in manhattan. the fdr drive is still closed in detoured in both directions between 61st and 96th streets. construction, until 5:00. it is 5:00 so it should be cleared out shortly. west side highway moving well for you though in both directions, in linden, new jersey a tractor-trailer fire has all lanes blocked in the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes and traffic there being detoured off at interchange 13. stick with the car lanes if you want to navigate through the area a smoother ride. in north her honor stead on the westbound side of the l.i.e., this is at exit 37. some traffic as you make your way through the area.
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citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy and chris back to you. thank you. breaking news this morning. a fire along the jersey shore has left two men dead. >> flames broke out last night at a house on 14th avenue in belmar. several lowell cool fire departments responded to the call. cbs2's ali bowman joins us live from belmar. >> reporter: belmar police have had the property here blocked off all morning. take a look at the damage here. you can see the structure just burned through the front porch barely recognizable. now the mayor of belmar comi at 212 is thisth avenue. source -- 14th avenue, sources say that was father and son but we don't have the ages yet. the mayor says this is a -- this house is a year-round rental and the fire started at around 99:30 last night and it took crews from five different fire departments to finally put it out. now we don't yet know the cause but flames slatrd you this -- shatrd through windows and left the walls inside charred. now there does appear to be some damage to the home sitting
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coming out of the window from the second story there today. now we don't yet know the names of the two victims that died but we'll continue to follow this story throughout the morning. we're live in belmar, ali bowman, cbs2 news. all right thank you. happening today, a court appearance in westchester for a bronx man facing kidnapping and weapons charges. @-year-old johan -- 29-year-old johan ramos is accused of an ducting hiss former girlfriend at gunpoint in the bronx. he sped through yonkers and a in the car. he was found nine hours later hiding in greenburg. now a zika update. governor rick scott confirms that 30 people have been infected now with the zika virus from next bites in -- from mosquito bites in florida. a texas resident has tested positive for the virus who traveled to miami. today mayor de blasio will be joined by congresswoman carolyn maloney at the new york city health lab calling on congress to pass emergency funding to help fight zika.
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shelters after deadly flooding in southern louisiana. the red cross relief effort now underway as the largest since superstorm sandy. >> cbs2's don champion joins us live now from baton rouge where the risk to residents continues. don? >> reporter: good morning cindy and chris, while is water is receding in some hard hit places there are still plenty of people still waiting to get into their homes behind me there's a home that's still pretty much underwater. meantime, south of here, watching the water, waiting for the possibility of even more flooding. flood waters in ascension parish just south of be a to be rouge continue to -- baton rouge continue to rise overnight as the river began creeping over roadways. mayor mike lambert joined sandbagging efforts trying to save homes from taking on water. >> we're not going to give up. stay until the bloody end. and if it knocks us down we're going to get back up and
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one of many left dangerously high following historic flooding in louisiana. this displaced resident broke down in tears, seeing the destruction to her home for the first time. >> i lived here my entire life and i worked my entire life for this house. >> reporter: others are breathing a sigh of relief like hailey. she and her dog sassy were rescued by a good samaritan from a submerged car over the weekend. >> couldn't do so i just jumped in. had to do what i had to do. >> just thankful and blessed. >> reporter: many residents in the region who lived through hurricane katrina are now having to start over a second time. >> i lost my mom too. so everything is just doing -- recurring over again to me in any mind. >> reporter: more than 20,000 people have been rescued in the state since the flooding began friday. and the danger isn't over. scattered showers and storms are still in the forecast here
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and some rivers in the area won't be dropping below the flood stage until tomorrow at the earliest. or even this weekend at the latest. meantime, there's at least one town here that's under voluntary evacuation order. we're live in baton rouge this morning, don champion, cbs2 news. >> all right don thank you. happening today, opening ceremonies for the new west field world trade center mall. the complex will open its doors tod 60 stores and restaurants will be ready for the opening today and more than 100 stores will eventually occupy more than 365,000 square feet of retail space in lower manhattan. today's opening will feature a family day celebration with performances from grammy and tony award-winning artists. time now 5:08. pennsylvania's attorney general convicted in a perjury and obstruction case. prosecutors say she leaked information about a grand jury
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be renters local couples have been conned out of thousands in cash. could you be the next victim? johnny in. >> we could have some stronger storms this afternoon. so let's get you ready for the day. you need sunglasses at times. and then you put them away and you need the umbrella. need to stay hydrated here we go again. it's the heat advisory not just for the city, but for central and southern parts of new jersey as well. traffic and weather together on
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?? i'm sorry. this is not what i came for. [ laughter ] i do not -- do not appreciate yesterday being our one little like respite of this -- heat wave johnny? >> oh come on. >> feels like 99 again today? >> yes. >> traffic and weather together on the 2s. let's bring in johnny boy. you're on the hot ea intended. >> i am. so no yeah today is going to be a rough day. you have the heat and humidity and storms and tomorrow is going to be nicer. can then thursday is going to be -- and then thursday is going to be okay. >> i still love you. chris is giving me that funny look. >> cindy god bless you; saying i look nice. dressed up this day is national wave it surveillance cameras day. so if you see one you're supposed to wave at it. which i like. i like to try and find them. pretend i'm in a movie and then wave at it. all right so here's the deal though.
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greg and i, greg on camera two, greg is actually in a three piece suit right now. because it's chilly in the studio. and we have to keep the studio chilled because of the lights and gear but you know the reality is, in and out of the ac and the heat, you want to dress light and keep it loose. because yeah chris said it it's going to feel like almost 100 even in the city again today. partly cloudy and 8 # right now and wind out of the west at 5. 75 at yaphank. and scarsdale 74. summit at 68 you're going to be sizzling though this afternoon. dew points in the 70s already. i mean it's soupy out on the island dew points in the mid 70s. just very, very muggy. so when you do the math, it will feel like the mid 90s already at lunchtime. feels like around 99 in the city. parts of the jersey shore could see a heat index of 100 or 100 plus. any way you slice and dice, 89 is well above the normal of 83. ed 6 and 55 -- 96 and 55 your records.
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other parts you'll see spectacular sun. other parts you may even see a rainbow one of the days. now still dealing with moderate drought conditions for much of the area. so we need some rain. where is it? nothing right now. see that one little boom up right there in parts of orange county? that's going to be the hallmark of the morning. and then we wait. it's this south-southwest wind pumping in more moisture and adding to the kind of muggy feel getting the atmosphere ready for this line. it's an area of low pressure. it actually misses north. but as the trailing front pushes through, we see a better chance for some stormy weather this afternoon. hazy hot and humid and stormy too. and it's the kind of where the storm will come in and it doesn't really offer any relief. it's still muggy after it passes. now it's still warm tomorrow. but with a northwest wind. there's a little relief as far as the humidity. and a stray rumble can't be ruled out thursday. but far and away the most active day weather-wise is today. starting to feel a little bit
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going so let's see what's going on. you have some troubles john if you are traveling in linden, new jersey. it's a tractor-trailer fire all lanes currently blocked in the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes. traffic there is being detoured off at interchange 13. stick with the car lanes for a smoother commute. also on the map, the bayonne bridge is closed in both directions due an equipment malfunction. also a live look outside to the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge, you are moving well here but just know there's construction blocking two lanes avenue that could -- at jerome avenue that could cause problems as the morning progresses. alternate side is in effect citywide, be safe, don't text and drive. cindy? thank you. pennsylvania governor tom wolfe is calling for state attorney general kathleen cain to resign immediately. following her conviction on perjury charges. cain was found guilty of nine charges in a perjury and obstruction case stemming if a 2009 grand jury leak. she was accused of leaking information about the case to
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verdict and could face up to seven years in prison for her conviction. a warning this morning. scammers are advertising properties online and taking deposits even though the apartments aren't theirs to rent. cbs2's lou young has the story from linden, new jersey. >> she had the key, she put him up the stairs and took out the key. opened the door and let us right? >> reporter: the would be renter is talking about this woman. who atish is the ground floor of this home in linden, new jersey. advertised on craigslist. >> we know who the owner is. the place is not for rent. the contrary to what it's advertising on the internet. >> it's not a great place botas house, the ground floor available with two bedrooms can the three young couples all needing more space figured it was a good deal at $1,100 a month except that it's not. >> she saw i was pregnant with my son.
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keys? >> reporter: the home's fake owner marco spoke on the phone with the renters. >> from the jump he didn't want to take a check. no paper trail. >> reporter: his phony property manager set minds at ease though and did all the collecting and lease signing and meetings at the public library. where this pic was taken. >> she looked very confident and wasn't hiding from anybody, she looked very you know, it was legitimate. >> reporter: and she took nearly 6 of thousand dollars in cash from three couples some of them met for the first time we did the story. their affordable housing dream dashed. >> sometimes you know when you get that gut feeling it's too good to be true. maybe it really is too good to be true. >> reporter: cops suspect additional victims. in linden, new jersey, lou young, cbs2 news. >> police believe the scammers may be former tenants of the house who were evicted but kept the keys. now the search for an armed robber. police say it's part of a robbery pattern in the city involving six different cell
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queens since june. five of them metro pcs stores, in each of the six the suspect pulled a gun and made off with cash from the stores. now cbs2 exclusive. a woman who survived a deadly lightning strike in poughkeepsie shares her story. karen brooks was released from the hospital yesterday with burns on her legs and feet. she and four friends were sitting at a park bench as the storm moved in last friday. she told cbs2's brian conybeare about a quick decision she made that may av >> i said storms need to go. i got up and i was thrown all way over there. >> if you did not get up to leave, what do you think would have happened? >> i probably wouldn't be here. >> one man was killed. another remains in critical condition. two other victims are expected to be released from the hospital in a few days. time now 5:18. so how much does it cost you to go to work? the surprising number people spend every year just to have a job. >> and it's almost that time. back to school time and can get a little crazy for parents.
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fingertips. the back to school apps that will make things a lot easier. >> and we'll get you another check of your traffic and
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all right. we're listening to chain smokers "closer." is that for real? is this a favorite song -- >> your fick name in high school, chain smoker? >> oh my gosh, please. >> i'm kidding cindy. i actually love it -- to be honest with you. one of my favorite groups right now. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. i'm serious. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. johnny right now? >> right john i know? i can't believe it. >> come on. she was the -- cindy's na in the city right now, partly cloudy and 80 degrees. wind out of the west at 5 so here's the deal. there's a shift in the wind. numbers are going to be pretty close to where we were yesterday but that's a little misleading because you will have higher dew points that's going to get us ready for isolated strong storms this afternoon and could have another round tonight. i know the beach is beckoning remember the buddy though. moderate rip currenting and a small craft advisory -- current risk and a small craft advisory
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today. chance of rain way up. today is the busy day we're at odds for rain will go down and humidity values should be down too after today as well. 5:23. let's see what's going on with alex. thanks john good morning everyone. traveling in new jersey a tractor-trailer fire in linden. all lanes currently blocked northbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes. traffic there being detoured off at interchange 13. also on the map the bayonne bridge is closed in both directions. it's due to to an equipment malfunction and let you know when that clears out. delay free at and inbound lower level has since reopened and we have some construction there moving well not only here, lincoln and holland tunnels as well. alternate side is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy and chris back to you. thank you. american gymnast simone biles settled for bronze in the balance beam yesterday after earning gold in three previous events. >> a team usa now has 75 medals and 26 golds. both numbers topping all of the nations and china and great
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count. >> reporter: good morning everyone, the mets are trying to take the second time of the -- game of the series in arizona and the yankees trying to get a little closer in the wild card chase last night. aaron judge has been a bright spot. rbi double. he's had an extra base hit and rbi in each of the three games. 1-0 yankees. chad green had to make it hold up because the yankees strucked with runners in scoring position and he was money green. seven scoreless 9edth. 5-4-3 double play toened it. the yankees win. i'm otis livingston, that's your cbs2 sports update. >> not to be forgotten we mentioned biles winning the bronze -- >> yes. >> well, new jersey's own laurie hernandez won silver. the gymnasts are unbelievable. the counterdown is -- countdown is on for back to school. which can be a relief but also a crazy time. >> help is at your fingertips with some back to school apps
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kids are going back to school within weeks and some can't wait. like mia who's going into third grade. >> i like it. >> you're excited? >> but her mom says organizing the family for school is a huge jigsaw puzzle. >> he was going to do what on what days and how they're going to get there and who's going to pick them up. >> parenting expert tammy gold has three kids and says apps make things a lot easier. one of they are favorites is cozy. where the family's schedule is organized with a color coded calendar the pull up. there's also life 360. which keeps your family connected by sharing everyone's location on a map. and you can receive alerts when kids arrive or leave specific places. and to keep track of homework which can be a nightmare there's my homework. >> an app like this helps organize the subjects and the homework so you can help children really get ahead of the curve and not fall behind. >> gold and her girls love the teach me series. which is fun for kids and helps
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academic progress. >> and you will get the coins and then take away them to buy stuff. >> sounds like you're learning math the value of money. >> and subtraction and like -- addition. >> jemma gold likes youtube kids. >> math. counting and learning my letters. >> but it's fun. >> uh-huh. >> and if it's tough to get your kids up for school, you can try an app like kinder clock that helps the lilt big ones need it too. to find more great apps search online and look for best educational or back to school apps for 2016. you can have plenty to choose from. >> i tell you the kids -- >> they know more than we do. is that what you were going to say? >> pretty much. all the information. right there. the best interviewed subject information a long time. still ahead the cost of working, how much you really are spending on your job and what can you do to save a little money. >> a father and son are killed after a fire burned through
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jersey. we'll have a live report coming up. >> and another computer glitch causes problems at the new jersey dmv. "cbs2 news this morning" continues after this.
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it is 5:30. about 80 degrees on this tuesday, august 16th. a high of 89 today but it's going to feel closer to the triple digits. we're also tracking some storms traffic and weather together on the 2s coming up in just a moment. the man accused of gunning down a queens imam and his assistant is expected to face a judge today. still ahead the evidence that police say led them to the suspected killer. basifier, breaking news on the jersey shore, we are live at the scene of a fatal fire that claimed the lives of two people in belmar. good morning everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm cindy hsu in for maryv breaking news, a deadly fire along the jersey shore. >> a father and a son were killed after a house caught fire last night in belmar. firefighters from several nearby towns were called in to help fight the flames. cbs2's ali bowman joins us live now. >> reporter: that's right. sources tell us the two men who were killed were father and son in this home last night and you can see from the damage left behind that this fire was just reless lent completely tearing apart the front structure. now the mayor of belmar
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avenue and we don't know their ages at this time. but the mayor says this house is a year-round rental. after the fire started at around 9:30 last night it took crews from five different fire departments to finally put it out. we don't yet know the cause of the flames peeled paint and shattered through windows and left the walls inside charred. and there does appear to be some damage to the home next door you can see belmar police have the area blocked off as this investigation continues. now we don't have the names continue to follow this story as its develops. live in belmar, ali bowman, cbs2 news. ali thank you very much. new this morning, police need your help identifying this man. they say he followed a woman to the door of her apartment this morningside heights and then forcibly touched her inappropriately before taking off. happened last saturday around 11:00 at night near west 112th street and amsterdam avenue. police in the bronx are trying to identify a woman who
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police say an 18-year-old woman was walking july 18th when a woman came up behind her slashing her. the victim went hot hospital and has been treated and released. it happened around 1:30 in the morning. time now is 5:32. time now for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john? >> it felt better in the city yesterday and out by me in jersey. oh my lands still brutal. >> i was mowing the grass and i was like -- >> it was >> ump mowing the grass? -- you were plowing the grass -- mowing grass? >> you guys are good. >> i was picking up trash in the neighborhood. today more humidity and you want to plan your day around that. so you got to dress for that. there'll be sun and giving way to clouds and giving way to storms and then we could have some pretty gusty thunderstorms later today and tonight. nothing really going on right now. you can get these stray pop-up showers without a lot of coverage during course of the day. the organized front takes its time. that's later today and tonight. where we see some those storms. but it's the numbers.
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99 so you are tacking on 10 and it's not a beau derrick kind of -- bo derek kind of 10. >> running down the beach? >> all right alex. we have some changes for you if u traveling this morning. in linden a tractor-trailer fire all lanes are blocked in the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes. traffic being diverted off at interchange 13. stick with the car lane both directions on route 1 and 9 at hackensack avenue. and in brooklyn, it's an accident blocking two lanes on the eastbound side of the belt parkway. if you were trafficking in that area, be aware of that. moving well at the george washington bridge. delay free at the lincoln and holland tunnels as well and alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you guys. thank you. an arrest in the murders of a queens imam and his assistant. the victims shot as they were leaving a mosque over the weekend. >> the suspect scheduled appear
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cbs2's magdalena doris live in front of the queens criminal courthouse with more this morning at kew gardens. >> reporter: murder and criminal possession of a weapon, those are the charges that oscar morel will hear in court today at arraignment. this as the muslim community is anxious to hear the reason behind this attack. walking out of the 107th police precinct, charged with two counts of murder. 35-year-old oscar morel said nothing and gave no explanation for the killings of if imam maulama akonjee assistant tharam uddin. both men were burrowed yesterday and mourn -- buried yesterday and mourners say they know why the friends were killed and they want justice. >> two people got just in ordered and -- just got murdered and nypd is saying this might not be a hate crime. come on somebody is coming from behind and shoot you for no reason? come on this is common sense while there's no motive the top brass says they have strong evidence to back up the
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>> reporter: at 1:50 saturday afternoon a hit and run witness and surveillance video placed morel's car at the scene of a crash. moments later, three miles away, police say they found surveillance of morel getting into that same car. after fatally shooting the two men. >> we have just looked at the two cars can they were identical. we -- looked at stickers and decals on each of the wind shields and they seemed the same. >> reporter: a grid search led investigators to morel in brooklyn. their surveillance ended in vehicular assault a arrest. a search of morel's east new york home turned up a gun and clothing that matches the official description of the suspect. the community which suffered great loss will be paying close attention to what happens next. >> what we want is justice. >> we want justice, we want justice! >> reporter: police say morel was involved in a hit and run and assaulted police officers during his arrest. no word on when those charges will come down. live at queens criminal
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cbs2 news. thank you. a protest in queens over a city plan to turn a hotel into a homeless shelter. [ chanting ] residents demonstrated outside the holiday inn at 55th road and maurice avenue last night. they say they don't want a shelter so close to schools and parks. the city says the neighborhood needs a shelter based on the local homeless population. the decision on converting the hotel is expected this fall. an update in the murder case of a 30-year-old queens jogger, dollars combined from the police and gofundme page is now being offered for information that leads to the capture of her kaler. her body was found august 2nd after she went running near the howard beach home and investigators are trying to identify a male dna sample found at the scene, meanwhile officers continue to comb the area. police in milwaukee say it was calm last night after weekend violence triggered by a fatal police-involved shooting. a vigil was held yesterday in
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where the shooting took place. milwaukee's police chief is thanking the city's religious leaders for stepping in. >> they along with various community leaders did an excellent job of seeing to it that the vigil that attracted hundreds of people remained peaceful and a positive message sent to the community. >> police say 23-year-old sylville smith was armed when he was killed by a police officer saturday afternoon. it led to two nights of violence and dozens of arrests. authorities gunmen abducted as many as a dozen members of a crime gang from puerto vallarta. they were celebrating in the popular city but the state prosecutor says no tourists were kidnapped and he says both the abductors and victims are members of criminal organizations although he declined to name them. the body of a missing long island boater has been found. but the circumstances of his death remain a mystery. 48-year-old andrew weis was pulled from the harbor on
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washed ashore in lindenhurst with major damage. the wife was -- he was supposed to meet friends at a yacht club on saturday but never showed. our jennifer mclogan spoke with his parents and neighbors. >> where is the -- we're in deep mourning. >> i didn't even think about foul play. i figured it was you know an accident. >> he was a strong swimmer and had a life vest on board his boat but he was not wearing it. well, cheers may have led to fears at kennedy a false report of shots fired sent people running. port authority police evacuated two term gnats and many were grounded and now comes word the panic may have been set off by a crowd cheering and clapping when usain bolt won another gold at the olympics. thankfully nobody was hurt. just a lot of people -- a lot of people. time now 5:38. still ahead, a shake shack celebration. the big milestone event happening today. >> plus, it's a new program to
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an update to a story we first told you about last week. a stop work order has been issued for a parking lot at a church lucy's church knocked down trees that were part of a meditation garden and plaza which was built more than ten years ago and cost parishioners $2 million. families also had plaques placed with the trees honoring loved ones. work on the lot was stopped because the church didn't have the proper permits. it has not been determined when or if the project will move forward. another glitch shut down computers at dmvs across new jersey on monday. the outage lasted for nearly two hours before being resolved. but the delays caused long
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buildings forcing customers to wait in the excessive heat and a spokesperson says what happened in the system that operates several state agencies follows three other computer outages within the last month alone. time now 5:42. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. more on weather with john. >> nothing like standing in line at the dmv when it's 92 degrees outside. let's check on the weather watchers right now 70s. a fun fact to start the day. jean the weather machine 74 in north plainfield and she was talking about how hon this day -- well look at this. everything has just disappeared. look that the everything is disappeared and all gone. jack parr took over for welcome welcome on the morning -- walter cronkite on the morning show on this day in 1954. let's see if we have some pictures here. oh, yeah the dogs had a nice walk yesterday. some beautiful skies yesterday. today, those skies will be a little bit more threatening as
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though. adrian was saying he sure hopes the wave is over. you know technically, we may not hits # o today but it's a -- hit 90 today but it will feel warmer, yesterday was hot. 90 farmingdale and 88 belmar and 9ed 0 poughkeepsie and bridgeport. yesterday the city hit 92 or you can change that around if you wanted to lose a license. 89 in white plains. 93 in laguardia. 94 in newark. now y, cooler but it will be more humid. it's 80 right now in the city. 6 of 6 of in liberty and -- 66 in liberty and 76 in freehold down to spring lake. thousand in the dew points in the low 70s. let's talk about the moisture in the atmosphere. during course of the day we're going to see the dew points go even higher. 77 in the city. for this afternoon. that will again add some fuel to the storms. but then with a northwest wind, oh!
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dew points comfortably in the low 60s and it will feel a lot better. but it is going to feel muggy today. 94 at lunchtime and 99 this afternoon with a high of 89. so make sure you're ready for that. pollen down a bit today. with the rain. it's up a bit tuesday into -- wednesday into thursday i should say. uv is very high. air quality is suffering a bit. it's moderate and humidity values on the rise as well. as the pressure is dropping. an shower there lone shower, pushing into parts of putnam and here's the area of low pressure. it misses us. so we see a chance for a shower or storm later today. the problem is, there's a 30% chance some of those could be severe so that means gusty winds and some heavy rain. lightning and even some hail possible. later today. feeling better wednesday and not too bad thursday. friday looks pretty good too. numbers are going to be high. but there should be less humidity. hey, there's more company on the road. what's going on out there?
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tractor-trailer fire unfortunately that has all lanes blocked in the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes. traffic being diverted off at interchange 13 if you stick with the car lanes you'll have a smoother ride. also on the map in carnie it's an accident blocking a lane both directions on route 1 and 9 # at hackensack avenue. mass transit though is everything is on or close to schedule at everything is on or close to schedule if you're taking -- alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy and chris back to you. thank you. the obama administration has a plan toea by changing the way it hands out housing vouchers. >> the plan is opposed by some prominent democrats and more the cbs2's christine sloan. >> reporter: under the housing choice voucher program, also known as section 8 apartments in poverty stricken neighborhoods would get less money while those in upscale ones like the upper west side would get more. the goal to give the poor a chance to attend better schools and live in safer neighborhoods. >> i think for sure there would be access to better things i mean if they're in a better
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idea because then you'll be taking from the lower income people and taking lower income people putting them in higher income places. but everyone loses. >> reporter: it's exactly what many new york city democrats including senator chuck schumer and council speaker melissa mark-viverito are saying as well. >> the amount of voucher is going to drop. meaning that the recipient is going to have to pay more for rent. >> reporter: she says half the 110,000 voucher recipients in the city would have less money for their -- money for their current apartments and those choosing to go to upscale areas wouldn't be able to afford pricey rents in a city even under section 8. >> this has possibly an adverse impact where people could be displaced and people could become homeless. as a result of this decision. and although well intentioned. >> reporter: she and schumer sending protest letters to hud. hud officials say this program has worked in dallas but
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york isn't dallas. >> hud is carefully reviewing the comments it's getting and more than likely will make ajumps to the -- adjustments to the proposal. on the upper west side, christine sloan, cbs2 news. >> in our money watch this morning, there may soon be a new place to find and use twitter. >> there's a free lunch for some shake shack diners today. cbs2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. good morning jill. >> reporter: good morning. chris and cindy the markets opened at a new record high this morning. the nasdaq rose 29. futures are pointing to a bit of a lower open. warren buffett has a bigger appetite for apple. the berkshire-hathaway has 15 million shares, other big investors are telling apple. -- selling apple. he usually shies away from rich gear stocks, this could be a sign that apple's growth is slowing and now considered a value stock. twitter shares shot up to 7% after reports that the
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at least creating an app for the apple tv. that's where it could stream live sports games and twitter recently won the rights to stream nfl thursday night football. and it could use the new app to stream those games for free. and a milestone for shack shack. it's opening the 100th location today at the boston sea port. the first was here in new york at madison's square park. to celebrate though the first 100 customers at shake shacks worldwide will get a free shack a.m.. burgers for breakfast. chris and cindy? >> oh. on to something. even longer lines today. all right, jill thanks so much. appreciate it. coming up next, is your job eating away at your paycheck? how you can cut the expenses of going to work. >> and the connection between vitamin d. and asthma. how the supplement could help some people breathe better. >> but first, here's otis livingston with the quick check on sports. >> reporter: good morning everyone. the yankees held off the bleu
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game-winning rbi double. while the mets will try to take game two of the series with the diamondbacks in arizona tonight. it's the celebration of the year! blinds to go's annual storewide sale going on now! buy one, get one at half price. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price. our biggest sale of the year is a blast! blinds to go. blinds for life. fios is not cable. we're wired differently.
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good morning. the pictures brought to you by the empire state cam working overtime to may have to service it with all this humidity. these last couple of days. holy cow is it hot out there. all right, i digress. consumer alert hotel guests in the country may be victims of hackers. investigators found malware on payment processing systems at 20 hotels. the properties include hyatt, marriott and westin and other
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the malicious software can steal the names debit and credit card account numbers along with expiration dates and codes. they say the security breach happened between december and june. we have a list of the affected hotels. posted with this story at cbsnewyork.com. time is 5:52. let's check traffic and weather together on the 2s. hi john. >> hi cindy. hi everybody. we're going to have some busier skies later today and right now in the city very pretty. just a hi some clear skies above. a little bit more active weather in the hudson valley show you that in a moment. partly cloudy and 80 that's the reading in the park and you see much of the area it's bone dry. little bit of -- little shower there in suffolk. let's zoom in though. this is just outside of newburg and wow i tell you what in the last few minutes from heavy rain to just moderate rain. that'll pop up quickly and this is the brief heavy rain which then it's occupy here.
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it's not like the showers will usher in more comfortable air. the area of low pressure pushes through and we have more storms this afternoon right around 94 a high. it's about sense minutes to 6:00. alex? all right changes for your morning ride and linden there's a clean-up underway from an earlier tractor-trailer fire. it has two lanes blocked now in the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes. it's at interchange 13. stick with the car lanes though to avoid this altogether l also in the map in carnie it's a crash blocking a lane in both directions on route 1 and 9 at hackensack avenue. at tappan zee bridge new york city enamor delays -- no major delays quite yet. you have company coming into westchester and rockland bound smooth ride. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. one over the counter vitamin supplement may help reduce the sharply growing rates of asthma in children. health officials say more than 6 million americans under age
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inhalers. now a study is underway at a children's hospital to see the vitamin d may help. other studies have shown a link between asthma and low vitamin d levels. >> vitamin d is very inexpensive. and and as you know asthma is a huge problem that even if we make a small difference, that could have a very big imfact. >> many people are vitamin d deficient partly because of widespread use of prevent skin cancer. well, you go to work to make money but have you ever calculated just how much it costs you to do that? >> to commute eat or just get some coffee can add up. alex denis is here with some tips hon tow to cut the -- how to cut the costs. >> reporter: good morning to you both. a recent survey found the average worker spends thousands of dollars a year just to have a job. but if you are careful, there are some ways to save a few bucks while you are earning them.
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make money right? so i'm driving, i obviously have to eat well and keep up do my training and pay for my gym stuff for myself. clothes,. >> reporter: at all that add to the price of commute -- add all that to the price of commuting and the average workers spends $276 a month to go to work. there's $3,300 a year. >> most people think about their job and what they get in their paychecks they need to think more broadly about what it costs them to actually to earn that paycheck. the cost the cost of business appropriate clothes. the cost of daycare and pet care. it all adds up. >> reporter: nearly half spend at least $250 a year on clothes for work. and half of the employees who buy lunch spend $25 or more a week. more than 30% of people who need daycare spend at least $500 a month. even coffee adds up too. about one out of four workers who buy coffee spend up to $25 a week. but there are ways to cut
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to it. you can probably trim the costs down. consider bringing your own lunch and can you carpool. >> reporter: many employers offer benefits for cheaper rates on public transportation and even parking. helping billing down the commuting costs. now that career builder surveyed more than 3,000 workers and 18 and older and many of which were not in our area clearly because that's a steal $500. >> definitely. >> this study was conducted in a small village in vermont. [ laughter ] >> you should have heard the >> $3,600 a year just in the lincoln tunnel. >> yeah. >> easily. >> i guess i can't eat. >> they get you the job though. [ laughter ] >> well yeah no matter what. >> the big one is a teacare, i -- daycare. a i think a lot of couples looks at it and say just stay home because it's so expensive. >> that's what i'm thinking about. let's talk a little weather johnny still talking -- >> that's also taxing.
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it's gown to be pretty rough today. >> problems in new jersey still have that for you coming up. >> i love how you switch gears like that no pun intended. >> oh my god. >> time now is 5:app. still ahead trash trouble. complaints are way up. why is that? wait until you hear the city's explanation. >> plus the memorial controversy. why some new jersey residents wan the tribute to fallen soldiers taken down. >> and breaking news on the jersey shore, we are live at the scene of a fatal fair in belmar, "cbs2 news this morning" continues right after
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gorgeous shot out there. it's 6 6:00 80 degrees on this tuesday, august 16th. heat advisory today for the city and parts of new jersey. it's going muggy and stormy. good morning, i'm cindy hsu in mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. traffic and weather together on the 2s in just a moment. but first, here's your morning news to go. breaking news on the jersey shore, a fatal fire claims the lives of two people. it happened at a house on 14th avenue in belmar. and we'll have a live report from the scene coming up. look at the two cars and they were -- identical. >> two pieces of surveillance video from two different crimes led investigators to the man they say shot and killed a queens imam and his assistant
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evidence in the investigation. what sources say was found when police searched his home as he heads to court later today. those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country. [ applause ] >> donald trump lays out a plan for immigrants that he calls extreme vetting and it's getting support from former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. how clinton's camp is reacting il constitution. that he's now violating. >> a new jersey community divided over a tribute to fallen soldiers it shows a silhouette of a soldier theming at a cross, coming up why some want it removed. she looked very confident. wasn't hiding from anybody. she looked very you know -- legitimate. >> but looks can be deceiving. a warning this morning about a rental scam everything looks like the real deal from the tour to the contract.
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doesn't happen to you. johnny -- in front, one final turn. here comes the finish line. it will be tight. it will be -- a dive by miller for the line. >> a close race for the gold. did that dive make the difference? wait until you hear how close it was and this morning's two talkers. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john elliott with the forecast. >> tell you what a hot and humid one today and we have a trailing front that will fire up a few storms. we've seen showers this morning. they fire up and they drop some rain and then they weaken. not a lot of coverage this morning. there's a better chance for some of those showers that needed rain this afternoon the concern though with all of this heat, there's extra lift in the atmosphere. so we could be dealing with some isolated severe thunderstorms as well. 89 for a hay in the city. -- high in the city. will feel like 9 # 9. that's why there's a heat advisory for the city and the boroughs northern and central new jersey. it's a heat warning around philly.
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few. next few minutes though could be busy for you. what's going on alex? all right john let's try to help you navigate around this. it was an earlier tractor- trailer fire that caused issues for commuters in linden, new jersey. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene with the latest information for us, good morning jim. >> reporter: good morning alex. again, southbound turnpike just south of exit 13. and the clean-up is still ongoing. and it probably will be for some time. right now, crews trying to get all of that debris off the roadway. lanes open on the southbound truck lanes though. at least most of the traffic is being pushed into the car lanes and just keep this in mind if you're traveling in the area, live from chopper 2, jim smith, cbs2 news. >> thank you for the update jim. also in carnie it's an accident that has all of the lanes closed route 1 and 9 northbound. hackensack avenue two lanes blocked on the southbound side as well. so both of these alerts as you come through the area and alternate side is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and cindy back to you. breaking news this morning
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as left two men dead. >> the flames broke out last night in a house on 14th avenue in belmar. several local fire departments responded to the call. cbs2's aioli bowman joins us live from belmar. >> reporter: the investigation continues as to what caused the fire and police have been on scene here all morning and take a look at the damage. you can see the flames were just relentless leaving the front porch here unrecognizable. the mayor of belmar confirming today that at 212 14th avenue. they were father and son sources tell us. we don't know their ages at this time. this house is a year-round rental can after the fire started last night at arounded:30 it cook trues from five -- 9:30 last night it took crews if five different departments to pull it out. the flames peeled paint and shattered through windows and left the -- ate through front beams and left the walls inside charred. now we spoke with one neighbor who says he woke up to smoke. >> i didn't see any flames.
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that point in time was nothing but a billowing of smoke. you know. column of smoke going up. and it's a shame that this has happened you know. because again, this is one of the homes that they gutted and they rebuilt pretty much rebuilt from the ground up. re throughout the morning. we're live in belmar, new jersey, ali bowman, cbs2 news. thank you. police say they have their man. making an arrest in the murders of a queens imam and his assistant. >> the suspect is scheduled to make his first court appearance later today and cbs2's magdalena doris joins us live this morning in cue gardens with more. >> reporter: all right, yes, police say they have their guy. but they can't explain why oscar morel allegedly targeted
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walking out of the 107th police precinct, charged with two counts of murder. 35-year-old oscar morel said nothing and gave no explanation for the killings of imam maulama akonjee and his assistant, tharam uddin. both men were buried yesterday. mourners at their funerals say they know why the friends were killed. and i they want justice. >> two people just got murdered and nypd saying this might not be a hate crime? i would like to ask is it then? come on somebody coming up from behind and shooting you for many no reason. come on this is common sense. >> reporter: the top brass says they've got strong evidence to back up the charges. starting with what happened before the double homicide. at 1:50 saturday afternoon a hit and run witness and surveillance video placed morel's car at the scene of a crash. moments later, three miles away police say they found surveillance of morel getting into that same car after fatally shooting the two men.
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identical. we looked at the stickers and decals on each of the windshields and they seemed identical. >> reporter: a grid search led investigators to morel in brooklyn. their surveillance ended in vehicular assault and an arrest. a search of morel's east new york home turned up a gun and clothing that matches the official description of the suspect. the community which suffered great loss will be paying close attention to what happens next. >> what we want is justice, we want >> thank you very much. >> reporter: police say morel was also involved in a hit and run and assaulted police officers during his arrest. charges for those incidents have jet to be announced. live at queens criminal courthouse, magdalena doris, cbs2 news. >> thank you. the protest in queens over a city plan to turn a hotel into a homeless shelter. [ chanting ] residents demonstrated outside the holiday inn at 55th road and maurice avenue last night. they say they don't want a
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parks. but the city says the neighborhood needs a shelter based on the local homeless population. a decision on converting the hotel is expected later this fall. now a zika update. florida governor scott confirms that 30 people have now been infected with the zika virus from mosquito bites. a texas resident who traveled to miami has tested positive for the virus. it's the first case to be linked to travel within the continental u.s. today mayor de blasio will be joined by congresswoman maloney at the new york city health lab. they're ca pass emergency funding to help fight zika. happing today opening ceremonies for the new world trade center mall. it will open its doors today at noon. 60 stores and restaurants will be ready for today's opening. more than 100 stores will eventually occupy the more than 365,000 square feet of retail space at the oculist transportation hub in lower manhattan. the opening today will feature a family day celebration with performances from grammy and tony award-winning artists.
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coming up, campaign 2016. donald trump lays out his controversial immigration plan. >> plus, trash trouble in the city. complaints about garbage being left behind. but the city says well, there's a very good reason for this. >> and the latest on the flooding situation in louisiana. where waters continue to rise overnight. >> if the heat and humidity at home have you thinking about the pool, let's get you ready. it going to be hot. feeling like 95 to 100 and still a high uv forecast and burn time about 15 minutes. but do watch we'll track them coming up
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it is 6 #:12. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john? >> tell you what it's going to be hot and humid one dodd. it's pretty right -- today. it's pretty right now but you're going to have to kind of think cool thoughts, we had one shower right around newburg and that is pushing off to the east. well out to the east of he and i tell you what, already feels like the 80s and i think that pretty much sums it up ugg. yeah. just one of those kind of days. and as we head out west, it's a little cooler for kenneth there in columbia. but heist watching some -- he's watching some heavy clouds coming through the delaware water gap. yeah, that's going to be the genesis of these storms this afternoon. it's a trailing front. right now, look at this. i mean, this is just spectacular. just soak that in.
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the underbelly of these beautiful clouds. and the uv radiation is scattered through the atmosphere. you get to paint with a hint of pink and also just a flash of bright color. and the city just waiting below waiting to sizzle and sweat again through another summer day. that poem written by me. i don't know. i didn't make that stuff up. mostly clear and # right now -- ?79 right now and wind are calm. 76 in rye. my. jersey shore, big view for you just want to show 79 in the city and 69 in albany. but look at the motor city. in through the lakes, there's more heat and the low is pushing through ontario right now. so yeah there'll be a lot of energy affiliated with the storms this afternoon. so we're concerned about that. then we'll be widespread but individual storms could be strong to severe. 89 for a high will feel like 99. that's why there's a heat advisory in effect. kicks in at noon until 10:00
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jersey as well. parts of the jersey shore could see a heat index of 100 to 101 maybe or 2. you get a sense of what's beginning on. there's been a shift in the wind. screaming out of the south so there's more available heat. there's more moisture as well. here comes the low. it pushes through and then we see that trailing front ushering that chance for a shower or a thunderstorm. not only this afternoon, but tonight as well. but then, it's a shift in the wind make the atmosphere feel a little bit more inviting. 88 on wednesday and stray shower can't be ruled out on thursday. looks pretty good though friday into the first half of the weekend. first part of your ride and drive. here's alex. slow unfortunately john. let's check in with jim smith in chopper 2 above the scene of the accident in carney that's causing some delays for you. good morning jim. >> reporter: and good morning alex. the accident happened on the northbound side of truck route 1 and 99 at hackensack avenue and involves a tractor-trailer
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detoured off prior to the point at central avenue. we are seeing delays back up into newark and past raymond boulevard getting down into the area of delancey street. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs2 news. >> jim thank you. going to be a rough ride there. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and cindy back to you. okay thank you. now the campaign 2016. hillary clinton holds a rally in philadelphia today and donald trump does the same in wisconsin. >> yesterday trump unveils the clinton brought out vice president joe biden to campaign in pennsylvania. cbs2's jessica layton has the story. >> reporter: with a calm and at times unifying message -- >> we want to build bridges and erase divisions. >> reporter: donald trump stressed to supporters in ohio he will get to the root of radical islamic terrorism and weed it out before it gets to our borders. >> only admit into this country those that share our values and
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that former new york mayor rudy giuliani says were targeted during the world trade center attacks. even though it appears he had forgotten when the attacks happened. he said this while introducing trump. >> under those eight years, before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. >> reporter: he was mayor on that day in september 2001 when 3,000 people were killed. even before the anti-terrorism speech, hillary clinton was on the offensive in scranton, pennsylvania. >> donald has been all over the place on isis. he talked about letting syria become a free zone for isis. a major country in the middle east that could launch attacks against us and others. >> reporter: and in north carolina, clinton's running mate tim kaine warned voters not to be tricked by trump. >> the people who believe donald trump end up getting hurt by donald trump. and we're not going to let him
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between campaigns when it comes to winning the war against isis. jessica layton, cbs2 news. >> now missing from trump's speech. any mention of a total ban on muslims as he's called for in the past. well, new yorkers talking trash and city hall is getting the earful. complaints collection complaints have increased 26% this year. residents in some neighborhoods complain garbage just isn't being collected. the sanitation department says the problem is due to an increase in recycling and collection in park slope, brooklyn in ozone park, queens. >> exactly -- could complain but who listens? >> as we've expanded our composting program, we're using a different truck. which can't always fit the bulk and we're picking bulk up in a different truck later in the day. >> oh. commissioner says many residents don't realize there's a second pickup and they take the trash back inside. severe flooding across southern louisiana has now
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of more flooding continues. more than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes in baton rouge and 11,000 are now in shelters. it's the largest since superstorm sandy struck the region in 2012 for the relief effort. scattered showers and storms are still in the forecast there through the end of the week. in california an arrest in a fire that has destroyed more than 175 homes businesses and other structures. it bloke out saturday in lake county that's about 80 miles north series of arson charges and also suspected of suspecting numerous other fires in the county over the past year. time now 6:18. in our next half hour keeping cool. what to do when your air conditioner can't keep up. >> with weapon we return another big night at the olympics from the dive at the finish line to settling for the bronze. we got atoll in this morning's -- it all in this morning's two
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?? good morning. as we welcome you back to "cbs2 news this morning," on this tuesday, it's 6:21. 79 degrees out there already as that sunrises on another scorcher out there. new this morning, a warning from the nfl to some of its
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or you will face suspension. green bay packers linebackers peppers and matthews are two of four linebackers being investigated. for an alleged link trot drugs and now have ten days to agree to meet with officials, jazz harrison of the steelers and free agent mike neil are the other two players that are involved. traffic and weather together on the 2s. good morning john. wow. >> look at this. isn't this spectacular? you can see the subtle silhouette of the city on the bottom of the screen. yo make it out, the faint dark line of the park but then you see this just beautiful painting overhead. gorgeous way to start today but it's going to be hot and humid. already 79 and we have strong storms in the forecast this afternoon. going to push into what will be a humid air mass and added instability due to the heat so we are concerned about the possibility of a few isolated severe storms. that means brief heavy rain and gusty winds and lightning and hail. not widespread. but remember, that's later
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you're right john. if you go in new jersey we have some changes for you. dearny specifically there's an accident with injuries causing issues, jim smith has more for us in chopper 2. hi jim. >> reporter: yeah good morning alex. traffic in both directions it happened at hackensack avenue on truck route 1 and9. now the northbound side is completely closed at central avenue and all the traffic is being detoured off onto the local streets at that point. delays there back into newark at delancey street. on lane open. delays going over into jersey city beginning at route 440. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs2 news. >> thank you. alternate side alternate side is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. thanks. okay, in sports, we're going to have highlights from the rio olympics in just a moment. >> but first though here's cbs2's otis livingston with the local morning sports report. >> reporter: good morning everyone. the mets are trying to take the second game of their series in arizona. while the yankees try to make it six out of their last seven. trying to get lilt closer in
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aaron judge has been a bright spot in the few games up in the big leagues. rbi double and had an extra base hit and rbi in each of the three games. chad green, just brought up from triple-a had to make it hold up because the yankees struggled with runners in scoring position. and he was money green. seven scoreless innings striking out 11. tying run at third in the 9th. a 5-4-3 double play. to end it. the yankees win 1-0. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs2 sports morning's two talkers, a surprise performance. >> but first -- the finish at the olympics that went viral or night. >> i liked that. that -- >> drama. >> yes. going to keep miller of bahamas from olympic gold. she was virtually tied with american allison felix in the women's 400-meter final when she gave up on running and instead just dove across the finish line. just .07 ahead.
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bruises too along the way. team usa's youngest track athlete is a high school senior from new jersey. and 17-year-old cindy mclaughlin managed to qualify for the semifinals in the 400- meter hurdles despite battling a nasty cold. she took fifth in the heat yesterday. she was born -- that was yesterday. excuse me, period. he was born in new brunswick and goes to school in scotch plains. american biles had to settle for bronze in the balance beam yesterday. become the first female gymnast to win five gold medals in a single olympics. laurie hernandez took silver. team usa a total of 75 medals and still topping all nations. china and great britain physical low in the total met -- follow in the total medal count. >> i love hernandez. she's really happy. >> really cheering them on.
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along way. >> just so great. >> you can see them compared to others and like like man -- >> you don't want do go after the americans. >> how about jersey with both hernandez and mclaughlin? i know sydney claimed or he said this is her own quote that she ran a bad race in the qualifying, very, very young. so. show said they mean business. >> i know. >> dick van dyke is 90 years old but he can still deliver the goods. ? ? ?? >> van dyke and his vocal group the vantastics surprised daneers at a california denny's with an impromptu performance of chitty chitty bang bang. why not? the group has been performing concerts on the west coast. he -- i mean i know -- >> it's funny he always trips over one of the bar stools in
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into it. >> well done. well done. >> when you go back to mary tyler moore show? i understand -- i understand. nobody -- he was just watching them it was such physical comedy. and so difference in these days. >> i know. he's -- really one of the best. at 90 still making us all laugh. >> wow. okay, thank you. still ahead controversy over a statue for fallen soldiers, why some say this tribute should be taken down. that story is coming up. >> plus, murder arrest. the evidence police say linked them to a man accused of killing a queens imam and his breaking news on the jersey shore. a house fire killed a father and son. we are live on the scene as firefighters investigate in
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it's the little moments that make the biggest waves. kalahari resorts & conventions. the world's coolest indoor waterparks. explore now at kalahariresorts.com >>t august 16th. a high of 89 today. but it's going to feel closer to 100 and we're also tracking some storms. traffic and weather together on the 2s coming up in just a moment. plus a plan accused of gunning down a queens imam and his substantiate will pace -- assistant will face a judge today. the evidence that police say they have. but first breaking news on the jersey shore, we are live on the scene of a fire that has claimed the lives of two people. good morning everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm cindy hsu in for mary calvi. >> the house fire along the jersey shore left a father and
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in a home in belmar. cbs2's ali bauman is there live with the breaking details. >> reporter: that's right sources tell us the two men killed were father and son and you can see from the damage left behind the flames just store through their -- tore through the front porch here, the mayor of belmar confirming today that two people have died at 212 14th avenue. the mayor says this is a year- round rental. after the fire started at around 9:30 last night, it departments to finally put it out. the cause still under investigation. but the flames peeled paint and shattered through windows and ate through front beams. leaving the walls inside charred. we spoke with one neighbor who says he woke up to smoke. >> i didn't see any flames. what i saw was -- what i saw at that point in time was nothing but a billowing of smoke. you know. column of smoke going up ands the a shame that this has happened -- and it's a shame that that hassen this has happened because again it's one
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they rebuilt pretty much -- pretty much rebuilt from the ground up. >> reporter: the investigation continues as to what caused these flames you can see belmar police have been on scene all morning. now we're still waiting to hear what what those names of the two victims were. live in belmar, new jersey, ali bauman, cbs2 news. new this morning, police need your help identifying this man. they say he followed a woman to the door of her apartment this morningside heights and then forcibly touched inappropriately before taking off. happened last saturday around 11:00 at night near west 112th street and amsterdam avenue. time is now 6:32. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. john? >> here we go again i'd like to say there would be a roller coaster in our numbers are going to be going down. that's not going to be the dais. we continue -- case. we continue to climb. by the way today is national roller coaster day. see what i did there? all right here's the deal. we are going to see numbers
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but it will feel like the upper 90s a little bit of wet weather in monmouth county and we're waiting far trailing front to push through later today. and that's when we see the chance for some stronger storms. tell you what some of the newer model runs have more active conditions this afternoon. we'll take a look at the futurecast but the bottom line is, it is going to be hot and humid. so pace yourself. coming up we'll have there rest of the forecast and -- the rest of your forecast and what brave group of men we are honoring today. right now though let's get you everyone. well if you are traveling in coreny, it's an accident with injuries all lanes are currently closed on route 1 and 9 # northbound at hackensack avenue and we have traffic diverted off at central avenue and delays now extend back into newark to delancey street. so pretty lengthy as you try commute through the area there. also in linden clean-up from an earlier tractor-trailer fire has two lanes blocked. and the southbound new jersey turnpike truck lanes. that's at interchange 13. stick with the car lanes for a smoother commute.
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north and water bury branch. southbound service is operating with about a 35 minute delay due to mechanical problems. if you are taking path new jersey transit or lirr everything is on or close to schedule and alternate side is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. if you go to the airport, everything is on or close to schedule at -- chris and cindy? amex thank you. the arrest in the murders of an imam and his assistant. the victims shot as they were leaving a mosque over the weekend. >> the sussc time later today and cbs2's magdalena doris is live in front of the queens criminal courthouse in kew gardens with more this morning. maggie? >> reporter: chris, with the help of witnesses, surveillance video and testimony from those eyewitnesses, police feel that they have enough, as long as -- as well as some evidence found inside of oscar morel's home now to charge him with the murder of the imam and his assistant. walking out of the 107th police precinct, charged with two counts of murder.
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for the killings of imam maulama akonjee and his assistant, tharam uddin. both men were buried yesterday. mourners at their funerals say they know why the friends were killed. and they want justice. >> two people just got murdered and nypd saying this might not be a hate crime? i would like to ask nypd what is it then? what is it then? come on somebody coming up from behind and shooting you for no reason. imam and his assista. >> reporter: the top brass says they've got strong evidence to back up the charges. starting with what happened before the double homicide. at 1:50 saturday afternoon a hit and run witness and surveillance video placed morel's car at the scene of a crash. moments later, three miles away police say they found surveillance of morel getting into that same car after fatally shooting the two men. >> and we have looked at the two cars and they were identical. we looked at the stickers and decals on each of the
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>> reporter: a grid search led investigators to morel in brooklyn. their surveillance ended in vehicular assault and an arrest. a search of morel's east new york home turned up a gun and clothing that matches the official description of the suspect. the community which suffered great loss will be paying close attention to what happens next. >> what we want is justice, we want justice. >> reporter: morel faces two counts of murder and weapons charges at arrai today at queens criminal courthouse, merchandise maryland, news -- magdalena doris, cbs2 news. a protest in queens over a city plan to turn a hotel into a homeless shelter. [ chanting ] residents demonstrated outside the holiday inn on 55th road and maurice avenue last night. they say they don't want a shelter so close to schools and parks. but the city says the neighborhood needs a shelter based on the local homeless population. the decision on converting the
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case of a 30-year-old queens jogger, karina vetrano. more than a quarter million dollars combined from police and a gofundme page is now being offered for information that leads to the capture of her killer. her body was found august 2nd after she went running near her howard beach home. investigators are trying to identify a male dna sample at the scene and meanwhile officers continue to comb the wooded area where she was found looking for any new -- claws. police in milwaukee say it was calm last night after weekend fatal police-involved shooting. a vigil questioned was held yesterday. milwaukee's police chief is thanking the city's religious leaders for stepping in. >> they along with various community leaders did an excellent job of seeing to it that the vigil that attracted hundreds of people remained peaceful and a positive message sent to the community. >> police say 23-year-old sylville smith was armed when he was killed by a police officer on saturday afternoon.
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violence and dozens of arrests. authorities in mexico say gunmen abducted as many as as a dozen members of a crime gang in puerto vallarta. they were heading a celebration in the popular city. but the state prosecutor says no tourists were kidnapped and she says both the abductors and victims are members of criminal organizations although he declined to name them. time now 6:38. still ahead, controversy is brewing over a memorial. why some new jersey resides soldiers taken down. >> and the warning for any would be renters. local couples have been conned out of thousands in cash. could you be the next victim? >> plus working overtime. why your air conditioner may have trouble keeping up with this heat wave and what you can
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?? by the way. >> i thought that was cute. >> no that's you. >> steve perry, neil -- how about it? welcome back to "cbs2 news this morning." don't stop believing that's just something we tell everybody every day. it is 6 #:40. 789-degree -- 79 degrees out there. all this extreatment heat is taking its toll not only on the anchors at this desk but all the air conditioners. >> calls to pc plum having
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system is installed. they say with air conditioners working overtime, units are simply breaking down. >> to make an analogy, your car can work well if you take it to the service station every morning and it works fine but on the indianapolis 500, and try to run it for few hours, it would break down pretty quickly. and that's what happens to the air-conditioning. >> well the experts have a few tips and clean the air filters. check the outdoor communities to -- units to dirt and wet the coils, us it may help it work better. a couple tips for you. let's get traffic and weather together on the 2s. john? >> you know it's also national rum day. >> oh. >> but on a day like today you don't need the sugary alcoholic beverages you want to have -- water. you know water is the best thing to do. so yeah it's going to be another taxing day and you have heat and humidity and you have storms on the way. so you got to make sure you're ready for it as you begin to take flight. into these glorious skies. except there's a bug on the screen.
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hey also on this day in 1940, it was the first official army parachute jump. that's why today is airborne day. so a big salute and thank you to the 82nd airborne out of fort bragg and out of fort bam well the brave -- campbell the brave men and women. i can't even get a big off the screen. i can't get him tough screen. i can't -- stand that. there's a bug on my -- hey thank you. well. now we know wh mostly clear and 79. one bug was -- still hurting the filming of that sequence. 7en babylon and edison too. the numbers a little warmer than it was yesterday. dew points guess what? 72. it's a little higher than it was in the city and for long island. so when you do the math, it's going to feel like 99 this afternoon. and that's when we see the potential for some of these storms to rumble through.
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it's back up tomorrow. uv forecast, is very high today. air quality starting to suffer as well. busy today. payoff will be in northwest wind and numbers stay high but less humidity after today but paseos, watch out for -- but pace yourself. watch out for localized flooding. in new jersey john some changes for you in dearny specifically there's an accident causing delays and jim smith has more for us in chopper 2 the above the scene. good morning. >> reporter: good morning alex, the accident happened northbound side is completely shut down at central avenue. that's where the traffic is being detoured off onto the local streets and we are seeing bumper to bumper traffic back into newark. beginning at delancey street is and also on the southbound side only one lane open delays going back into jersey city. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs2 news. >> we also have mass transit issues as well. delays on metro-north water bury branch and southbound service is now operating with
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mechanical problems but others everything is on or close to schedule and alternate side is in effect citywide today and be safe, don't text and drive. to you guys. a new jersey mayor facing some criticism for a memorial honoring fallen advance at a -- veterans at a public library, a soldier leaning down in front of a cross is what it shows. >> while a humanist group is calling for it to be taken down, not everyone agrees. cbs2's tracee carrasco has more on the controversy. >> reporter: among the tributes to those who have secked our kuhn -- served our cou, library in roselle park, new jersey is a silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a cross and now the center of a controversy among residents. including gregory story. >> it's a very touching memorial. but the problem is, there's a cross in it. which singles out veterans of one religion. >> reporter: the memorial paid for and donated by mayor carl hokanson was installed on july 29th by city workers and it was a surprise to the board who rents the library. >> the mayor's my boss. we listen to him.
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>> reporter: story says the memorial violates the separation of church and state. and contacted the american humanist association who sent a letter to the mayor stating this letter serves as an official notice of the unconstitutional activity and demands that the borough remain the cross from -- remove the cross from government property immediately or risk legal action. >> generations of veterans have fought and died. >> reporter: the mayor a former marine wouldn't speak to us on is memorial is out of respect to all veterans. does the cross offend you? >> no. no, it's good. it's good. >> it's just wrong for imposing one's will on other people. >> i happen to think it's a beautiful memorial. my husband is a veteran. >> reporter: the borough council will meet on thursday and decide what to do about the memorial. reporting from roselle park, new jersey, tracee carrasco, cbs2 news. this is not the first
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roselle park. in december councilwoman storey objected to the request to rename the annual lighting tree ceremony the christmas tree lighting. a warning, be careful when leaving a cash deposit. they were scammed when applying for the same fake apartment in linden, new jersey. the people allegedly renting out the apartment in the home including this woman who called herself mirna actually no rights to it. but that didn't some them from to an ads on craigslist. >> i found it kind of weird because she was like wanting the money right away but where's the keys? >> from the jump she didn't want to take a check, no paper trail. >> we know the owner, the place is not for rent contrary to the internet. >> the fake property manager allegedly took nearly 6 # thousand dollars from -- $6,000 from three couples. ing in income's considering allowing food to be served at funeral homes because of public health concerns it's been against the law since 1960.
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inside a funeral home. woman pinkin introduced the measure to end the ban and sportiest of the change say it would be completely sanitary and serve light foods like coffee and cookies and sandwiches. >> you are not having the individual laid out where you're doing the embalming in the first place. so -- those type of things would be worked out in the regulations. >> oh. last month new york state announced its intention to drop its ban funeral homes. still ahead a cbs2 exclusive. struck by lightning and she lived to tell about it. the victim shares her story with cbs2. >> reporter: good morning everyone. the yankees held tough jays 1-0 and judge with the game winning rbi double. they'll try to make it two in a row and six of the last seven tonight while the mets will try to take game two of their series against the diamondbacks
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time now 6:51. 79 degrees outside on this tuesday, august 16th. a sticky situation for a squirrel looking for a good meal. a connecticut ems crew spotted the little animal with its head stuck in a yogurt cup and said it found the food next to the dumpster and infield department
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the resecures put a blanket on the squirrel to capture it. they pulled the cup off its head and it was released from what we're told not hurt after the release. >> i want to see the picture -- there we go. aww. there we go. there it goes. >> get that. yoplait off there. all right. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. hi john. >> fun fact. six hollywood studios have already auctioned off to the film rights for that. it's 79 now it's 89 later today. with some strong storms possible. want to show you how the models are handling this. into the afternoon, we see just a few pop-up storms. but then watch the potential is there for a few severe thunderstorms could even see an organized line of showers so the possibility is there for some localized flooding. it's a 30% chance. we could see few isolated severe thunderstorms best timing of that would be late in the afternoon and early evening hours. so make sure you are ready for
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ride right now with alex. john thanks. it's kind of a slow ride if you're traveling in new jersey and carney specifically. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene of the accident causing delays. good morning. >> reporter: good morning alex. the accident happened at hackensack avenue couple of trucks involved and now northbound traffic is being detoured off at central avenue and we were seeing bumper to bumper delays in newark beginning at delancey street. only one lane open on the southbound side and delays begin in jersey y. cbs2 news. >> alternate side is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy? thank you. now a cbs2 exclusive a woman who survived a deadly lightning strike in pro ken ski shares her story. karen brooks was released from the hospital yesterday with burns on her legs and feet. she and four friends were sitting on a park bench at the storm moved in last friday. she told cbs2's brian conybeare about a quick decision she made that may have saved her life.
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the way other there. >> if you did not get up to leave, what do you think would have happened? >> i probably wouldn't be here. >> one man was killed and another remains in critical condition. two other victims are expected to be released from the hospital in a few days. time now 6:54. now with "cbs this morning" charlie and gayle with a preview. good morning. >> we're talking about when the get the driver's license chris, we were reflecting on how exciting that was when you're 16. >> oh subpoena for me. jersey -- 17 for me. jersey. >> i think it's too te life? >> yeah i do. vividly. [ laughter ] >> i do too. >> cindy hey it's good to see you both. we're going to talk with bob woodward about trump's plan to bring back cold war tactics the fight terror. >> some families are paying nearly 500% more than they used to for life-saving treatment. also the cajun navy are helping the community during flooding. >> we neat up with the -- meet
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ahead of the olympic semifinal showdown. why they don't mind playing the late night games. the news is back in the morning, see new a few minutes. >> looking forward to it as always. time now 6:55. what you need to know before
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here's what you need to know before you go. a fire on the jersey shore left two men dead and sources tell cbs2 the victims were a father and son. the flames broke out in belmar just afterred:to last -- 9:30 last night. the home had recently been renovated following superstorm sandy. an arrest has been made in the murders of aquinas imam and his -- assistant. they were killed over the weekend. 35-year-old oscar morel faces two counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapons charges and police have strong evidence against him but still no motive for the crime. florida governor scott says 30 people in his state have been infected with the zika virus from mosquito bites and this morning, mayor de blasio and representative maloney want congress to pass emergency funding to help fight it. the new world trade center mall opens for business today. 60 stores and restaurants will
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eventually occupy the square feet of retail space at the oculus. over the alex for a final check of traffic. >> thank you. it's an accident with injuries that has all lanes closed on route 1 & 9 northbound at hackensack avenue and delays now back into newark to delancey street. everything else is everything is on or close to schedule. be safe, don't text and drive. john? and be smart again it's going to be hot it's going to be humid and we could see some stormy weather this afternoon. it is quiet now. it's going to be a warm one with those heat index valued 5 to 1 -- 95 to 100 plus, there's the front pushes through later today. that's when we could see some isolated strong to severe potentially storms and then we see a little bit of relief with less humidity wednesday into thursday. just be smart later this afternoon. and keep your cool. >> johnny thanks so much.
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cindy hsu. >> and i'm chris wragge, "cbs this morning" is next. have a great day. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com ] ? good morning. it is tuesday, august 16th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." police apprehend a suspect accused of setting the fire that devastated an entire california more. donald trump tries to get back on message, laying out a plan to fight isis. he promises to bring back cold war tactics to fight terror. and fighting deadly food allergies suddenly becoming a lot more expensive for families. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> in the cold war, we have an

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