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4:30, 79 degrees on this wednesday, august 17th. a hot day in store, but a little bit of relief whether it comes to the humidity. that's some good news. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm cindy hsu in for mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. foirs, though, breaking news -- first, though, fi home. firefighters spent the night battling flames and pulling people out of the burning building >> ali bauman joins us this morning live from little ferry. >>reporter: six people were taken to the hospital, one as young as a 5-year-old girl. you can see the fire chief still on scene here just how these people became trapped inside of a burning building. >> fire. extension ladder for me.
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>>reporter: trapped on the second floor, several people in 109 washington avenue in little ferry were saved by firefighters and police around 11:30 last night when the building caught fire. >> driving down the road, and as i was passing this house, i heard a big pop. it was some type of explosion. not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway, then the whole house was engulfed in flames. >>reporter: lieutenant chris bowles says when he he could see was black smoke engulfing the building an he ran to help. >> just started trying to break some windows and victims just start jumping out windows and pulled several people out of the building. >>reporter: you can see dozens of neighbors standing in panic as victims are taken away on stretchers. the lieutenant says fathers were dropping children down to him from the second floor window. >> got a ladder to the second floor, and we were able to pull
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control by arn 1:30 this morning, but water is still flowing to the big to keep it cool. we're still waiting to hear about the extent of those people's injuries. we're live in little ferry, new jersey, alibauman, cbs 2 news >> ali, thank you. time now 4:32. let's switch gears and get a little traffic and weather on the 2s update this morning. john. >> is hi, chris. so some rain overnight, a leftover shower early this morning, and then a little better today. i mean, it's still going to be hot, but it shouldn't be as humid. showers right now, it's a li into sussex, down into morris county. had some thunderstorms earlier and last night. that's starting to wind down. we should see a shift in the winds, and that will usher in lower dewpoints. so your heat index values will actually retreat appreciatably today. high of 87 will feel like around 87 to maybe 90, so that's definitely an improvement over yesterday. how about the next few days? well, it's kind of give an take. but right now before you take off, listen to alex. >>reporter: thank you, john.
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us. if you are traveling in manhattan, some changes for you. that ongoing construction on the fdr drive has it closed in both directions between 61th and 96th streets. that's until about 5:00 this morning. so you have another half hour. traffic being detoured to the avenues. no major delays yet. in paramus, new jersey, route 17 is closed as you make your way northbound for some construction between century road and midland avenue. traffic being detoured around the closure there. we also have reports of flooding on route 17 near paramus road in bridgewood. no delays at the george close for construction. this also is until 5:00 this morning. the lincoln and holland tunnels are clear. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy, back to you. >> alex, thank you. breaking news in new jersey this morning, a large water main has ruptured in hoboken. water is gushing at first and harrison streets. drivers are urged to avoid the area because of road closures. hoboken residents may have a loss of water or low pressure. we'll have a live report from hoboken in our next half hour. now to an update on that
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travelers in turmoil yesterday. >> this morning the power is back and the airlines are working to get everyone where they need to be. cbs 2's andrea grymes has more. >>reporter: lights out, luggage piled up, after power problems at jfk's terminal 8. many passengers trying to fly out last night had to reschedule for today. >> they transferred me to laguardia at 6:00 in the morning. i have no ground transportation, no hotel, i'm on my own. >>reporter: the issues began sometime with a momentary interruption of electricity, not uncommon in summer months. but as power came back on, two out of four transformers at terminal 8 overloaded. >> fun, huh? >> yeah, a blast. there's no a.c. which helps too, you know, and then there was nobody to talk to either because all of the customer service places were, like, empty. >>reporter: escalators stopped, baggage carousels froze and baggage sat unscreened at checkpoints. to make matters worse, the outage hit as the airport was
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related delays. power problems led to even more canceled and delayed flights. >> and i saw everybody coming out there all saying it was pitch black, they couldn't see nz. >>reporter: it has not been an easy few days for passengers at terminal 8. sunday night the terminal was evacuated after a false report of an active shooter. turned out someone had overreacted to olympics fans celebrating one of the events on television. >> american airlines saying thousands of passengers were affected by that power outage. the family of the her final steps during a memorial walk yesterday. hundreds of people walked with karina vetrano's family and released balloons in her honor. the 30-year-old was strangled in a marshy area near her home. now her parents are pleading for the killer to come forward. >> turn yourself in. i will make sure that reward money goes to the person of your choice. >> he's a weak, evil piece of [
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>> the nypd is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. the family has raised nearly $250,000 with go fund me. new this morning the search for two purse snatchers in queens, surveillance video surveillance video of the suspects released just last friday. they eadlely knock down a 38- year-old woman at main street and 37th avenue in flushing an grabbed her purse. items inside included an apple ipad, $30 in cash, credit cards. police say they used a card at a mcdonald's and two su police are still looking for the man who gave a 90-year- old woman the scare of her life. francis tomaelli returned home from church on sunday an found a man inside her bronx apartment scpiet an exterior lock -- despite an exterior lock gate. >> i was in the living room, he was standing right there and i was in shock. and i said what are you doing here? he said give me your money. >> the elderly woman did not want to show her face. she says she gave the thief all the money she had on her, a total of $40.
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cruise fix from her neck. to campaign 2016, today hillary clinton appears at a rally in cleveland, ohio. donald trump's next scheduled event is tomorrow in charlotte, north carolina. yesterday trump was in milwaukee delivering a speech on law and order. >> crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a trump administration. the war on our police must end, and it must end n first national intelligence briefing today. yesterday hillary clinton attacked the plan he unveiled monday to defeat isis. >> what he often says hurts us. it sends the wrong message to friend and foe alike. >> and the fbi has given congress documents from its investigation into clinton's e- mails. house republicans hope to pursue a perjury case. rudy giuliani is defending some controversial remarks he
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trump rally. >> unthose eight years before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. >> the man who was mayor of new york on 9/11 seemingly forgot it happened while george w. bush was president. yesterday giuliani told our marcia kramer his remarks were taken out of context. >> it would be impossible for me to forget about september 11th, 2001. i think of it everyday. >> giuliani also pointed out that he referred to 9/11 earlier in his speech. time now is 4:38. a major highway shutdown and thousands told to evacuate as powerful wildfire raging out west. and the death toll climbs following historic flooding in louisiana, but is the threat over for residents as they begin to assess the damage? my mother was disgusted. it's just not fair to her.
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crown heights. now controversy on how the anniversary is being commemorated. after some stormy weather overnight, we're starting to see things calm down, but then we're going to warm up. stray shower early, and then falling humidity. still toasty numbers coming up traffic and weather on the 2s
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and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good. only fios can. a raging wildfire forces more than 82,000 people from their homes in the parched canyons east of los angeles. the fire has charred more than 18,000 acres since yeste burned, including some homes and a portion of interstate 15, the main route between l.a. and las vegas has been closed. california governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in the area. this morning authorities in louisiana are searching homes and cars for more potential victims of this week's devastating flooding. right now 11 people are known to have died in the flood waters triggered by torrential rain. more than 11.000 people spent last night in the many shelters that have been set up
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damaged in the disaster. more than 30,000 people have been rescued. well, the time is now 4:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get over to john elliot. john. >> hey, you know, multiple weather watchers saying some big storms overnight, and, in fact, some just recently, but we're seeing things calm down right now. in fact, as we head up into the hudson valley, dewpoints are up, kristy has 76, but a delightful, beautiful breeze, southwest should turn to a northwest wind. somep through yonkers, 78 in brooklyn and 79 here for the jersey shore, and, yeah, tell you what, watch those rip current postings. but tell you, today not a bad day. we are going to see a little less humidity into the afternoon after we get rid of the morning gray. so watch out. a little bit of fog out the door, some leftover showers. it's light rain now. we've replaced the thunderstorms of the overnight hours, and we are going to see a bit of a break, chance of a shower coming back on thursday.
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replace that with a northwest wind later. 76 in white plains and sparta, 80 in babylon, 76 in belmar. so these numbers, it's a little bit warmer on average than it was yesterday. we'll see numbers pretty close to where we were yesterday, but with less humidity. feels good. with that said, it is breezy and muggy right now. we still have dewpoints, again, some of this residual from the rain overnight, but you have dewpoints in the low- to mid- 70s. so definitely a tropical feel. dewpoint on average is five degrees around the area, but it retreats as the numbers climb. 87 into your afternoon hour, close to your high for the day, will feel like around 87 or 88. so that is definitely a win. this is the shower activity, passaic county, intobergen and rockland we'll see some moisture. notice those storms, though, as we look back in time. they have cleared out. we should tap into some dryer air today. the futurecast actually ushers in some sun by the afternoon.
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tomorrow morning, a few more thunderstorms return. right now the model focus is to the south, and then we see a stray shower during the morning tomorrow. look at that, could even see an isolated thunderstorm. not a lot of coverage tomorrow, but showers back in the forecast for your thursday, and then friday -- friday is going to be a warmer day today -- a warmer day, and then we work into friday night into saturday, we see the humidity return. so we're definitely not done with this yet. we get a bit of a break today, stray storm tomorrow, in better friday into saturday, then saturday night into sunday, that's when you're really going to feel the heat and humidity again, so we wrap up the weekend with some storms into the first part of next week. first part of your ride and drive now, here's alex. >>reporter: good morning, john. good morning, everyone. if you're traveling in manhattan, the fdr drive is closed for construction in both directions between 61th and 96th streets. that's another 15 minutes until 5:00 or so. traffic being detour to the avenues. the west side highway moving well in both directions. in paramus, new jersey, route
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and midland avenue. we have delays now that extend back to route 4. a detour has been set up. we also have reports of flooding on paramus road in ridge woo as well. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide today, be safe don't text and drive. chris, over to you >> alex, thank you. if you're just waking up, here's a quick look at some stories making news today. no cause -- word on the cause of a deadly fire. flames quil killed an 84 man and his 49-year-old son. investigators say the fire does not appear to be suspicious. kennedy airport's terminal 8 operated by american airlines. an outage lasted more than six hours yesterday, knocking out the checked bag screening system along with elevators and escalators. caused major headaches for thousands of travelers. a memorial walk in howard beach, queens. hundreds fill the street yesterday to remember 30-year- old karina vetrano. she was sexually assaulted and strangled two weeks ago as she jogged alone in a marshy area of spring creek park. cindy. >> thank you, chris. new numbers show the
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oo cases. 59 of them are pregnant women. one baby was born with microcephaly because of the virus. a new cbs news poll shows 64% of americans are concerned about a large outbreak in the u.s. but most don't think it's likely that they or a family member will become infected. and 64% of americans don't think that government is prepare for a large outbreak. well, a familiar face to cbs 2 viewers, long time political talk show host john since 1982 he host the syndicated show "the mclaughlin group." in 34 years he missed only one episode is, this past sunday. before tv he was a speech writer for president richard nixon. he was also a jesuit priest. mclaughlin was 89 years old. 25 years after violent riots on the streets of crown heights, a decision to commemorate the date with a
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crown heights was a beehive of activity, youngsters visiting from a rockaway day camp eating lunch. sunday it will turn into a whole lot more, a community festival to mark the 25th anniversary of the crown heights riots. the festival promises fun for all ages with food, music, rides and even arts and crafts, but some say it's an insensitive way to recognize one of the worst race riots in the city's history. >> my mother was disgust. it's just not fair to her. it's true brother, -- i lost a brother, but she lost a child. it's totally inappropriate. >>reporter: norman rosenbaum's brother was stabbed to death in the 1991 riot that is erupted after a car and a motorcade calling the accidentally struck a 7-year-old chiel, gavin caddo who was black. >> people took advantage of a motorcycle vehicle accident.
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of the sponnors of the festival and says it's all about bringing people together. the antidefamation league and other jewish groups are among the organizers. >> i respect his right to be upset. not only was his brother impacted by the riots of crown heights, the entire community, and so one incident is not going to define how we continue to move forward. >>reporter: he asked norman rosen baum to walk the festival with him to show unity and tolerance. so will you be walking to the festival with the >>reporter: why not? >> because i think i would be contributing to the intellectual dishonesty. this is not a time for cotton candy. this is not a time for rides and amusements. >>reporter: the rides last three days -- the riots lasted three days, nearly $1 million in property damage. in crown heights, brooklyn, marcia kramer, cbs 2 news. >> the festival is scheduled for sunday at broward park. it will be proceeded by a
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time now 4:48. team usa takes more gold at last night's olympics. we'll have a recap. more on this strange and rare find in the deep sea. an we'll get another check on your traffic and weather on
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let's talk about this. when you explore the depths of the ocean, sometimes you find some weird stuff. the crew of the e.v. nawt lis spotted this big guy off the coast of big sur, california recently. >> it looks like a toy, but it's not. it's actually called a stubby squid. they dlurrow into the sea floor poking their eyes out to spot prey. in the u.s. they can only be found in the pacific ocean. >> hum. >> hard to see how big it is. it >> looks like a little barney. >> it does. you're going to be hear ago lot of barney soon. time now 4:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny. >> it is so weird because that's what they called me in college, establishy squid. here comes -- stubby squid. here comes old stubby. anybody got any ink? 79 with some clouds in the city right now, wind out of the southwest. here's your deal today. morning starts off sticky. yeah, we do have a few showers
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afternoon. a mix of sun and clouds. it's going to be breezy. it's breezy out there right now, but it's a southwest wind. that will be replaced by a northwest wind. still hot. you're looking at the upper 80s, but it should feel better with less humidity. so hopefully that's some good news and hopefully more good news now from alex. >>reporter: good morning, john. good morning, everyone. unfortunately we have some more construction to talk about here in manhattan. the fdr drive closed in both directions. long-term construction project under way there between 61th and 96th streets for another 10 traffic will be detoured to the -- there will be detours. in paramus route 17 closed for construction northbound between century road and midland avenue. delays now extend back to fairburn avenue. ebbing and flowing through the area. a detour has been set up. also flooding near paramus road in ridgewood. alternates in effect city wide, be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you. in the next half hour, the u.s. showing strong in the olympics.
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team usa now has a total of 84 medals, and as you can see, that happens to be exactly 28 of every variety. china, great britain follow in that total medal count. >> kind of interesting to see 28 goal, 28 silver, 28 bronze. hey, we'll take it. it's nice to be on top. nice to be on top there, and yesterday simone biles who, again, is going to be one of the stories of these olympic games as we look back now with four gold medals and one in the sport illustrated cover for this week has biles, it has michael phelps in the middle an katie ledecky, the swimmer -- >> yes, yes. >> adorned with all of their medals. what a haul for all three. really incredible olympic games. time is now 4:57. still ahead, we're following several breaking news stories, a massive fire in little ferry, new jersey and a water main break in hoboken causing pressure problems there. plus a settlement in the wrongful death case of akye gurley. how many the city is paying out
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but, first, bags piled up and planes delayed following a power outage at jfk. what you need to know if you're traveling today. and a car fire spreads to a home overnight injuring at least six people, including a little girl as young as 5 years old. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge >> i'm cindy hsu, mary calvi is off. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we want to start with a fire in bergen county. firefighters race to free several people traped in a burning building. a story in little ferry. >>reporter: police say parents were tossing children out of the building that burned, now six people in the hospital, one as young as just 5 years old. >> fire. i got people trap on the second floor. it's a working fire. >>reporter: trapped on the second floor, several people in 109 washington avenue in little ferry were saved by firefighters and police at
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the building caught fire. >> driving down the road and as i was passing this house i heard a big pop. it was some type of explosion, not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway. and then the whole hoss was engulfed in flames. >>reporter: lieutenant chris bowles says when he arrived all he could see was black smoke engulfing the building an he ran to help. >> we just started trying breaking some wiis and victims just start windows -- and some breaking some windows and victims just started jumping out wiis. >>reporter: neighbors stand in panic as victims are taken away on stretchers. firefighters say children were being dropped down from the second floor window. >> got a ladder to the second floor and we were able to pull some people out of the top floor also. >>reporter: the fire was under control by around 1:30 this morning, but water is still flowing to the building to keep it cool. authorities still on site here trying to investigate what caused this fire.
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jersey, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> all right, ali, thank you. time now 5:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get right over to john elliot this morning. john, good morning. >> good morning, chris and cindy, and you too. maybe you were awoken in the middle of the night with a little bit of thunder. yeah, we had some active storms overnight tonight. now this one little shower in rockland county as well, northbergen as well. that's about it. during the course of the day, we should usher in more sun, we should see the wind shift a bit. that will help put the humidity wn down, but if i'm going to put something down, i'm going to put humidity down, make it feel a little bit better this afternoon. so your real feel number will be more in line with your actual air temperature rearing. -- reading. so you're looking at a repeat high, with a mix of sun and clouds. i will say this, it is breezy out the door and it is going to be a bit of a breezy day with that shifting win, so be mindful of that. also some concern along the coast with rip currents. no concern here because we've got alex in control.
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changes for you. be aware in manhattan the fdr drive is still closed for construction. that is in both directions between 61th and 96th streets. it should be clearing out soon, scheduled to wrap at 5:00. so just a little bit behind the ball here. traffic, though, being detoured to the avenues. west side highway is moving well for you. that is in both directions. now, in paramus, new jersey, it is currently closed route 17 for construction northbound between century road and midland avenue. a detour has been set up. two lanes are blocked as you make your way on the southbound side. ep near paramus road in ridgewood. now, we haven't seen any traffic coming through this area until right about now. so i'm going to check to see exactly what's changed here. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. cindy, back to you. >> alex, thank you. breaking news in new jersey this morning, a large water main has ruptured in hoboken. water is gushing at first and harrison streets. drivers are urged to avoid the area because of road closures. and hoboken residents may have a loss of water or low pressure. we'll have a live report from hoboken in our next half hour.
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8 that left thousands of travelers in turmoil yesterday. >> this morning the power is back on and the airlines are working to get everyone where they need to be. cbs 2's andrea grymes has more. >>reporter: lights out, luggage piled up after power problems at jfk's terminal 8. many passengers trying to fly out last night had to reschedule for today. >> they transferred me to laguardia at 6:00 in the morning. vi no ground transportation, no hotel, i'm on my own. >>reporter: the issues an sometime yesterday afternoon with a momentary interruption of electricity, not uncommon in summer months. but as power came back on, two out of four transformers at terminal 8 overloaded. >> >>reporter: fun, huh? >> yeah, blast. there's no a.c. which helps too, and then there was, like, nobody to talk to either because all of the customer services places were, like, empty. >>reporter: escalators stopped, baggage carousels froze and baggage sat unscreened at checkpoints. to make matters worse, the
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related delays. power problems led to even more canceled and delay flights. >> and i saw everybody coming out there all saying it was pitch black, they couldn't see inside. >>reporter: it has not been an easy few days for passengers at terminal 8. sunday night the terminal was evacuated after a false report of an active shooter. turned out someone had overreacted to olympics fans celebrating one of the events on television. >> american airlines saying thousands of passengers were affected by that power outage. gurley wrongful death lawsuit. the city has agreed to pay his family more than $4 million. in 2014 officer peter liang accidentally shot gurley in a dark stairwell of brooklyn's pink houses. liang was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. that was reduced to criminally negligent homicide. he was sentenced to five years probation. as part of the settlement, he'll have to pay the family $25,000. police in new jersey have arrested a driver accused of
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in a wheelchair. officers in leoni says thomas molatesta hit the victim on fort lee road monday morning. he was arrested yesterday after witnesses say he took off from the scene. investigators say the victim has a lot of broken bones and his wheelchair was destroyed. a long island auto mechanic is under arrest this morning after walking into his former work place and firing a gun. the attack came without warning yesterday at county truck and auto in valley stream. after christopher hicks was let go. he allegedly picked up a muffler and smashed it through the rear window of a car came back with a loaded revolver. security cameras appear to show him pulling the trigger, barely missing a former coworker's face. >> i was there then with bullets and god brought me out. >> police arrested hicks shortly after the attack. no injuries were reported. there's concern in union county that someone may be poisoning cats.
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she says it was playful and fine hours earlier. she says she's worried there was foul play. >> i'm the only one that's got the nerve to say something to somebody. but, you know, he was a little cat, he was so cute and loveable. it's not fair. >> police are investigating. hafner says she had a second cat that died last november and the humane society told her that cat had been poisoned. money troubles in paterson, new jersey could hit drivers hard. a proposed ticketing blitz is part of the plan to supplement a source tells cbs 2 the budget includes putting $3 million back into the city by issuing 30,000 traffic tickets per year. that's about 80 tickets a day. >> they ticket us for everything now, everything. you can be walk down the street or standing on the corner waiting for a taxi and you're going to get a ticket loitering. >> where are you supposed to be able to drop off the handicap or people with infants? >> the money woas don't mean just more tickets. some 30 summer camps were closed earlier this year and
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affected. new jersey governor chris christie says he plans to cast his ballot in favor of expanding casinos to northern new jersey this november. he made the comment during a statehouse news conference. the meadowlands complex is one of the proposed site of a new casino. lawmakers and business leisureds in southern new jersey are lobbying against the plan. they say it could devastate their region's economy. time now 8 minutes after the hour. children hurt on a popular ride at a connecticut amusement park, we'll tell you exactly what happened. also church concerns. why neighbors say plans to destroy this building will take it's me now. hi, everybody. so we do have is kind of a changing day today with a shift in the wind. you need the sunglasses, you need the sunscreen, but let's get the shorts and tees out to please. traffic and weather on the 2s
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we have breaking news in new jersey this morning. you're looking at a live picture right now of a large water main. it's ruptured in hoboken. water is gushing at first and harrison streets. drivers are urged to avoid the area because of road closures. and hoboken residents are going to have a problem when they wake up. many are going to have a loss of water or low pressure. we are going to have a live report from hoboken in our next half hour. >> yes >> big problems out there.
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as you can see, first and harrison, and this is something that plagues hoboken time and time again. so residents will be waking up to see obviously cars under water right now, low water pressure, but obviously some services are on the scene right now. you can see the flashing lights off in the distance. but anyone waking nup hoboken this morning, if you are experiencing these problems, this is the reason why. we'll continue to update this. we got a reporter who's headed to the scene right now. we'll get you a live report to get you updated on what exactly is going on in hoboken this morning. time now traffic and weather on the 2s here at 5:12. johnny. >> oh, it always freaks me out to see those cars sit thrg too. obviously they're still in the clear now. there's clearance between the vital guts of the car and the water. but, oh, what a headache. here's the deal, there was some rain overnight, some heavy rain overnight, leading to a little bit of localized flooding. that will recede, but then we see, yeah, a nicer day this afternoon. so if we get through the morning, get our bearings, shift the wind, we'll have those dewpoints more in line with what you would expect this time of the year. so something to look forward
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morning, but that's what i do, i walk around in the morning. anyway, it's breezy and it felt like i was in fort meyers. i was, like, what time is dinner, 4:00? i'm in. 77, cloudy right now, winds to 17. but we've had gusts to 25 miles an hour. around the area 78 in orient point, 79 in commack, 76 for the jersey shore. oh, watch those rip currents too today. and small craft advisory if you're taking the boat out. 77 for a three-hour ou bigger view for you, more for comparison sake. you have the 60s through the lakes, 80 in philly down to d.c. it's warmer there than it was yesterday. but a slightly cooler air has settleed in upstate. we won't necessarily tap into the cooler numbers, but we'll get these real-feel numbers more in line with the temperatures. so a high of 87, should feel like about 87 to maybe 90, not the 95 to 105 that we were dealing with. so it's easier on you. still above normal, the normal
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long ago, 2015. sun is up 6:08, sun sets at 7:50. yeah, i know, 10 minutes to 8:00. here's a little shower. it's leaving rockland, heading into westchester, again, a little bit of wet weather to start your day. and then we see falling humidity. south/southwest wind now, it's a northwest wind this afternoon. it's still hot, it's still above normal, but it feels better. tomorrow mols a little bit more bullish on some afternoon activity with a stray shower or thunderstorm. remember that's yth bring in a stray shower later friday. the odds will go down friday. what turns around, though, into the weekend numbers, they're up, and humidity is back. so saturday is going to be a steamy one, one of the models brings in a storm sunday afternoon, so remember that. right now of the two days saturday is dryer overall, but it's definitely more humid as we work our way into the weekend. it's next week where we finally see some relief with some nicer
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stretch of days. make sure you're ready, though. we got a chance of rain tomorrow, hopefully some more comfortable air this afternoon, hopefully a comfortable drive right now. >>reporter: john, did you say dinner at 4:00? >> yes. >>reporter: make it a reservation for two. >> early birds. >>reporter: yeah, we'll be there. if you're traveling in paramus, let's help you out. route 17 is closed for detour in both directions at century road and midland avenue. two lanes are blocked on the southbound side as well. no delays on the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge. construction has been picked up s expressway, so so far so good here. everything on or close to schedule metro north, path trains or lirr. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. cindy, back to you. >> alex, thank you. there's been yet another incident of children getting injured on an amusement park ride. six kids suffered electrical shock while on the scrambler at the ocean beach park in new london, connecticut yesterday. one child was burned when he touched a bar while leaving the ride. we're toll all the injuries are
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all minor. it's unclear what caused the surge. earlier this month a boy died on the world's largest water slide in kansas city, kansas. a last ditch effort to save a 100-year-old brooklyn church. the city wants to designate the brownsville church a landmark. it was built by italian immigrants in 1908 and closed in 2009. in june brooklyn diocese filed an application to demolish the church to build affordable housing. >> what we don't have enough of is art and if you want to build your affordable housing make it to the land that city owned. i say save the 100-year-old church. >> neighbors say the building should be converted into a community center. well, as we endure the dog days of summer, some people are already looking ahead to winter. >> not me. shifting weather patterns suggest this winter could be very, very cold and very snowy. cbs 2's elise finch has more on the winter outlook. >> i can't predict, but i'm hoping that it's going to be
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>>reporter: monique is one of the people who says she loves the hazy, hot and humid days of summer and says she's not looking forward to winter. but there are plenty of people buzzing about it, thinking surely a summer this hot will lead to a bitterly cold winter. >> we haven't had this kien of a heat wave in -- this kind of a heat wave in a long time, so my guess is it's possible and i think we have to be prepared for anything. >>reporter: the farmer's almanac recently released its winter outlook, promising ice cold and the northeast. the climate prediction center's model implies conditions could be near normal with an equal chance for temperatures and precipitation to be above normal or below normal. william goodman is a meteorologist with the national weather service in upton. >> looks like we have the likelihood of a weak la nina developing in the pacific ocean and what that means is colder- than-average water temperatures in the tropical pacific ocean near the equator. usually when that happens
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have an el nino, sometimes we end up with a coal an snowy winter. there have been instances like the winter of 2011-2008 where we ended up with a mild winter, so it's a little bit early to say at this point. >>reporter: goodman says patterns will be clearer by late october. people we spoke to had their own predictions. >> i don't necessarily think there'll be a lot of snow, but i think it'll be really cold. >> we'll have some snow, but not as much as everybody is predicting. >> i could do without the snow. i can do wi slush. >>reporter: some say as long as temperatures are what's close to be considered normal they'll be happy. >> if it's fall i want it chilly, if it's summer, i want it hot >> i'm with you on that. the national weather service says it will closely monitor snowfall in siberian in october and that can predict what we'll have in our area. heas a hot-button issue. where do you fall on this? >> souns so serious. let's see. i like it in the middle, of course i do.
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i know, diplomatic. >> switzerland over here. >> whenever i see the snow, all i think about is us out there for hours and hours saying it sure is coal out here. >> that's what we do in the summertime, don't go out here. we just tell people don't leave your house. >> exactly. just watch us. 5:19 right now. a late start for the mets in arizona, the yankees let a win slip away. your sports update is coming up after this. not a summer of blockbusters so far this year. we'lke tend to flop. we'll get another check of traffic and weather on the 2s
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it is 5:22. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. hey, john. >> hey, switzerland. if they only knew, if they only knew what we did during commercial breaks. it is 77 in the city right now and cloudy. winds are variable, up to -- you know, we've had some gusts to 25 miles per hour. let's zoom in on tarrytown. let's take a trip and terry there, just a bit, you've got some rain leaving rockland heading into westchester. not as sticky today, 87, and here's why. right now we've got high rip current risk for parts of long island and moderate rip current risk for the south-facing beaches of nassau into the city. if it's a beach dairks make sure you're ready for that. we got a wind out of west, but this afternoon that wind is going to shift, so it does feel better with lower dewpoints this afternoon. let's make you feel better with
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some changes for you if you're traveling in paranews, new jersey, route 17 currently closed an detoured in both directions for ongoing construction between century road and midland avenue. a detour has been set up for you. two lanes are block on the southbound side as well. moving well, though, at the new jersey turnpike at newark liberty of 78, 1 and 9 and the garden state parkway no issues to report. and in brooklyn the bqe is moving well as you make your way northbound to cadman plaza. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and cindy, back to you >> alex, knowledge time now for sports, american gym newscast simone biles will leave rio with four gold medals and a bronze. she won yesterday's floor exercise. >> for your local sports action, here's cbs 2's otis livingston. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the met also try to take game 3 of their series in arizona, while the yankees go for the rubber game of their three-game set against the blue jays. coming a big night for the baby bomber. gary sanchez with not one, but two homers on the night.
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cruise. mother nature had other ideas a.42-minute rain delay knocked michael pineda out and a couple of runs knocked his replacement out. a 6-0 lead was cut to 6-4 and the jays weren't done. in the 8th encarcion with a two- run homer ties it up. do you want russell the muscle? second homer of the night, two- run job gives the jace the lead for good. they win 12-6. i'm otis livingston and that's 2 sports update. well, summer is the season known for the biggest blockbusters. but this year a lot of movie goers say the big screen has been a big letdown. >> cbs 2's jill nicolini looks into why so many films have turned into flops. ? ? >>reporter: matt singer, editor in chief of screen crush.com say the problem with summer flicks seems to be too much competition. >> hollywood has gotten into this mode where they're so
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and reboots, movies that audiences just aren't that interested in. >>reporter: the se quells that haven't done so well include "the huntsman," "winters war," teenaged mutant ninja" turtles and "independence day resurgence" was the biggest flop of all. >> it's taken 20 years to get ready for that. >> it seems to miss the appeal of the movie. will smith was not in the movie. i think it made less money in its opening weekend in 2016 n day" made. >>reporter: some films flop for financial reasons like "ghostbusters" and "war craft." >> i think it made less than $50 in the u.s. the kind of weird flip side, though, is that it made a lot of money overseas and i think that's one reason why we are seeing so many of these sequels still going on. >>reporter: "captain america," "civil war," and fining dory" were the two sequels that were an exception. >> suicide squad wasn't good. >>reporter: why not?
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audience. >> that's an example of a movie that probably financially would not be a flop. it's made a lot of money already, but creatively it was just an absolute disaster. >>reporter: the summer movie season will come to an end in just a few weeks and experts say so will the flops. but one movie to look forward to this weekend is "war dogs," a comedy/drama from the director of "the hangover" which has potential to be a late summer hit. in midtown, jill nicolini, cbs 2 news. >> so far the top mov is "captain america civil war" followed by" zootaupia." >> that's a good one. with suicide squad, huge money, won the box office last week for the second week, but it dropped off 70%, so the numbers are really deceptive. "ghostbusters" does well, internationally so-so, domestically, it's tough to say. >> so confusing. time now 5:26. a warning for parents with strollers. the number of injury ss on the rise. what you may be doing wrong.
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>>reporter: police say parent wrs throwing children from wiis when this building burned. we'll have a live report from little ferry, new jersey coming up. how about proof that dreams really do come true when cbs news this morning continues right after this. ?? i don't want to lie down. i refuse to lie down. why suffer? stand up to chronic migraine... with botox?. botox? is the only treatment for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. botox? is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more.
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it is now 5:30, 77 degrees on this wednesday, august 17th. not as hot and humid today, but still warm out there. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment. plus a power outage at jfk airport, bags pile up and flights are delayed. this morning an update on the travel trouble at jfk. but, first, breaking news in new jersey. several people are injured as a house goes up in flames. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge calvi. thanks for waking up with us. we want to start with that breaking news in gblght. firefighters spent the night battling flames and pulling people out of a burning burning building. >> ali bauman joins us live from little ferry. >>reporter: six people taken to the hospital, one as young as 5-year-olds. you can take a look at the second story windows where police say parents were tossing children out of to safety.
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second floor. it'll abworking fire washington avenue. >>reporter: trapped on the second floor, several people in 109 washington avenue in little ferry were saved by firefighters and police at around 11:30 last night when the building caught fire. >> driving down the road and as i was passing this house, i heard a big pop. it was some type of explosion. not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway and then the whole house >>reporter: lieutenant chris bowles says when he arrived all he could see was black smoke engulfing the building and he ran to help. >> just started trying to break some wiis and victims just -- breaking some windows, victims just started jumping out windows and pulled several people out of the big. >>reporter: you can see dozens of neighbors standing in panic as victims are taken away on stretchers. the lieutenant says fathers were dropping children down to him from the second floor window. >> got a ladder to the second
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pull out some people out of the top floor also. >>reporter: the flames were under control at around 1:30 this morning. the water is still flowing to the building to keep it cool. right now investigators still trying to figure out what caused this fire. we're live in little ferry, new jersey, ali bauman, cbs 2 news >> ali, thank you. time now 5:32. let's do a little traffic and weather on the 2s, bring in john. so, johnny, we're talking about less humidity out there, not going to feel as swampy today? >> right. we're looking at dewpoints in the 60s as opposed to the mid- to deal with the humid. a break in that sense. shifting winds, though, should usher in that welcomed change. a little bit of wet weather? absolutely. look how fast that thing is moving. it's light rain right now, could slow you down a bit. the heavy rain with the thunder and lightning, that's outta here. a dryer air mass, again, a more stable air mass, so 87 should feel like about 87. warm breeze blows, though, today. it's a repeat, but it feels better than yesterday. numbers creep up as we wrap up
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bit. >> john, thank you. alex. >>reporter: we do have changes making your way in paterson. an accident blocks the two left lanes on route 80 westbound. it's at exit fef. 57. we have minor delays making your way through the area. you can see that slower-than- normal traffic here. in new jersey, paramus specifically two lanes block on route 17. that is in both directions between century road and midland avenue. southbound delays are back to paramus park as you make your way through the area northbound delays are just minor. still moving well at the george sh report upper or lower level. lincoln and holland tunnels are flowing freeley for you. alternate is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thanks. we have more breaking news in new jersey this morning. a large water main has ruptured in hoboken. >> let's go right to the scene and cbs 2's andrea grymes. andrea. >>reporter: well, cindy and chris, this is a 16-inch water main we're told. we're standing on harrison street between second and first. you can see the water just
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paterson avenue, but emergency crews are here on the scene along with police just blocking off rose and trying to make sure residents -- blocking off roads and trying to make sure residents out and about this early hour stay away. this happened about 4:00 this morning. the city says residents may experience a loss of water or low pressure here in this area. they're asking drivers to also avoid this area. there are road closures here as wel here approved a $5.2 million bond ordinance to fund upgrades to the aging water main system here in hoboken. this came after a series of water main breaks last year and earlier this year. so unfortunately residents are used to this. as for this latest issue, suez water is responding, but they're not sure exactly when this water main will be repaired, so we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. reporting live in hoboken,
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power outage at jfk's terminal 8 that left thousands of travelers in turmoil yesterday. this morning the power is back on. many passengers trying to fly out last night had to reschedule for today. sometime in the afternoon a momentary interruption of electricity, but as power came back on, two out of four transformers overloaded. escalators stopped, baggage carousels froze and baggage sat unscreened at checkpoints. >>reporter: fun, huh? >> yeah, blast. and there's no a.c. which helps too, you know, and there was nob either because all of the customer services places were, like, empty. >> hasn't been this easy -- an easy few days for passengers at terminal 8. sunday night the terminal was evacuated amid a false report of an active shooter. turned out someone had overreactd to olympic fans celebrating over one of the events on tv. new this morning the search for two purse snatchers in queens. surveillance video of the suspects just released. now, last friday they allegedly knock down a 38-year-old woman at main street and 37th avenue
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ipad, $30 in cash, some credit and debit cards. now, police say they used a card at mcdonald's and two supermarkets. some scary moments in brooklyn when part of a scaffolding collapsed onto the sidewalk and street. now, it happened on clinton street in carroll gardens yesterday. the fire department says the scaffolding was at a construction site. it's not clear if weather was to blame. no one was hurt. police in new jersey have arrested a driver accused of taking off after striking a man in a wheelchair. officers molatesta hit the victim on fort lee road monday morning. he was arrested yesterday after witnesses say he took off from the scene. investigators say the victim has a lot of broken bones and his wheelchair was destroyed. well, to campaign 2016 now. today hillary clinton appears at a rally in cleveland, ohio. donald trump's next scheduled event is tomorrow in charlotte, north carolina. yesterday trump was in milwaukee delivering a speech on law and order. >> crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will
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administration. the war on our police must end, and it must end now. >> trump is supposed to get his first national intelligence briefing today. yesterday hillary clinton attack the plan he unveiled monday to defeat isis. >> but he often says hurts -- what he often says hurts us. it 17s the wrong message to friend -- it sends the wrong message to paraphernalia an foe alike. >> and the fbi has given investigation into e-mails. house republicans hope to pursue a perjury case. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is defending remarks he made during a trump rally on monday. >> under those eight years before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. >> giuliani who was mayor on 9/11 seemed to forget it happened while george w. bush was president. he told our marcia kramer his
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context. >> it would be impossible for me to forget about september 11th, 2001. i think of it everyday. >> giuliani says he was using what he calls abbreviated language. he also point out he had referred to 9/11 earlier in the speech. a familiar face to cbs 2 viewers, long time political talk show host john mclaughlin has died. since 1982 he hosted the syndicated show "the mclaughli he missed one episode and this was this past sunday. he was a speech writer for president nixon and a jesuit priest. he was 89 years old. a permanent fixture on television. time now 5:38. still ahead a dangerous work place rant. bullet holes, shattered glass. why police say a mechanic picked up a gun and started shooting at work. plus a new york -- excuse me, a new wildfire spreads in california. just how many people are being forced to evacuate this morning. and don't forget, you can connect with us during the show
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more than 82,000 people told to evacuate as a new wildfire spreads through the drought-ridden canyons east of los angeles. the new fire started yesterday morning and quickly grew to 14 square miles in just hours. flames forcing the closure of a section of interstate 15, the main artery between southern california and las vegas. home after home in san bernardinnt their foundations. fire crews asking people to leave and let them battle the flames. >> this fire is aggressive. we are seeing some very erratic fire behavior. get out so that we can focus on working this fire versus rescuing citizens. >> in the meantime a major fire north of san francisco is losing strength, allowing close to 4,000 people to return home and an arrest made in that fire. a 40-year-old man suspected of arson. this morning authorities in louisiana are searching homes and cars for more potential
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right now 11 people are known to have died in the flood waters triggered by torrential rain. more than 11.000 people spent last night in the many shelters that have been set up statewide. at least 40,000 homes have been damaged in the disaster. more than 30,000 people have been rescued. time now 5:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning once again. >> good morning, chris. hi, everybody. so it's really a quiet morning now, but we did have some big storms overnight, scaring some folks, getting some reports in the weather center but 77 feels better for elena, but she still says this weather is definitely for the birds. and she proved it. she actually sent in some birds. and let's see now, oh, chris was wonder bg anthony, he's 73 and he's a giants fan. so there you go. and he's got cedar grove. let's see, we've got some nice readings, 79 along the jersey shore, 71, 76. oh, there was one other picture i wanted to share. this is from charlie.
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this was out in the delaware river valley. we are going to see more scenes like that today. we're going to see a shift in the wind, so you'll see morning clouds give way to a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon and with less humidity in the atmosphere air quality should be good. hey, that's a pretty view, the color trying to break through. no, sir as successful as was this time yesterday morning, but, oh, just you wait, it's coming. and we'll see that shift in the wind bring in some more comfortable air too. winds are up to 17 miles per hour in the park right now, stronger at the area airports, around 25 day. 80 in derry anne. look there, the hot spot in connecticut, 73 in summit and sparta. we have 76 in cranberry down to toms river. dewpoints, though, they're still in the low 70s. so it's very muggy. but they actually are going to be dropping during the day. so as far as the heat index values, going to be a lot closer to the air temperature, 87 would be a repeat from yesterday. pollen is up a bit today. it doesn't retreat that much into your thursday.
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pollen count and also more humidity. that uv forecast is way up, air quality, though, is good. humidity is dropping. some light rain dropping around parts of connecticut right now. that's about it. as you zoom in, skip on over the sound, north shore seeing some light rain. that's about it. with that change in the wind, we see some better conditions this afternoon. early tomorrow morning, same scenario. these are the kind of storms that can wake you up south of the city, and then a stray shower or storm in the morning, and a stray shower now, that does not mean thursday is a washout. going to be a mix of sun and clouds, but we are going to see some changes in the skies on thursday. your day today with that change in the wind should feel better. morning clouds give way to afternoon sun. it's a mix of sun and clouds with a stray shower thursday. friday is humid again. oh, boy. i'm waving at it. there could be a shower in the afternoon, then hot and humid into the weekend. as i wave good-bye an say hello to alex. >>reporter: hey, john. >> hey. >>reporter: if you're
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accident blocking two left lanes route 80 westbound. you have minor delays through the area. you'll see those flashing lights as you see here. checking the live drive scene map in westchester, 287 westbound from the tappen zee bridge to the new england thruway, it's going to cost but 12 minutes. driving 95 southbound from greenwich, connecticut to the bronx, it's about a 22-minute drive. looking good this morning. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. do be safe don't text and drive. chris, over to you >> okay, alex, thank you. a long morning after work place violence that could have been deadly. police say after he was fired, a man returned with a gun. from valley stream, cbs 2's jennifer mclogan has the story. >> my back was turned. >>reporter: winston lawrence heard a commotion, could not believe his eyes and ears. he says as a fellow employee, a mechanic in the valley stream shop was being let go, the fired worker, 32-year-old christopher hicks without warning picked up a muffler,
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working on and in a terrorizing sequence of events ran to his personal vehicle, retrieved a loaded revolver and stalked the open bay doors. >> i saw the camera on the car an then i turned and faced him. and i heard boom again. and that's when i run. >>reporter: security cameras rolling, allegedly showing the disgruntled worker pulling the trigger, bullets whizzing past lawrence's face, lodging in the engine compartment next to him. owner frank christie describes pandemonium as they ran for their lives. police responded and placed hicks under arrest. how many shots were fired? >> three. >>reporter: hicks' mother remains silent following her son's arraignment. does christopher have any anger management issues? >> the judge remanded him, so no bail has been set. >>reporter: he maibilities he's innocent? >> of course. >>reporter: loyal employees return to work at county truck an auto, but said they hadn't
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capable of doing next. >>reporter: police say it's incredible that the fired employee's bullets missed. >> there's the part in the bible of daniel and the lion and the den and i was in the den with bullets. and god brought me out. >>reporter: the surveillance video is reported to be of excellent quality. it is now in the hands of investigators an may lead to increased charges -- and may lead to increased charges. outside the district attorney's office in mineola, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> as for the customer wh from the smashed back windshield, he says he's just happy that no one was hurt. in money watch this morning, you may be riding in a self-driving car sooner than you think. and a new focus for victoria's secret. cbs 2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. good morning, jill. >>reporter: good morning, cindy. stocks are pulling back a bit after reaching new record highs earlier this week. the dow fell 84 points on tuesday, the nasdaq fell 34. today investors are waiting for the federal reserve to release
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another possible interest rate hike. an increase in september still on the table. ford says it will have self- driving cars on the road in the next five years. the cars won't have steering wheels or gas or brake pedals. the fully autonomous vehicles are specifically designed for ride sharing services. ford says it will roll out self- driving cars for personal ownership later. and victoria's secret is switching gears from sexy lingerie to sexy sports as boost slowing sales and cash in on the leisure trend which is where you wear workout clothes all day long. ads show models hitting punching bags and jumping rope. cindy. >> thank you very much, jill. what do you think about that? no. >> i'm all for it. >> yeah, exactly. there we go. time now is 5:48. still ahead stroller danger, the surprising number of children injured every year. also ahead, baking their way to a better life, how this kitchen could have the recipe
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but, first, here's otis livingston with a quick check on sports. >> good morning, everyone. yankees blew a 6-0 lead and lost to the blue jays 12-6, spoiling a two-homer, 4-rbi night for gary sanchez. the bombers will try to take 2- 3 from toronto tonight while the mets try to win the series
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it is 5:51, veech degrees. nice -- 77 degrees. nice shot out there right now. every time we look out there it's pitch dark. now the sun is coming up and everything is good. >> it's getting better
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you explore the depths of the ocean, sometimes you find some weird stuff. the crew of the e.v. nawt lus spotted this guy -- nawt lis spotted this guy off big sur, california. >> it being loose like a toy, but it's not. it is a -- it looks like a toy, but it's not. it's a stubby squid. they poke their eyes out to spot prey. you won't find them in the u.s., though, they can only be found in the pacific ocean >> look at that. found off the coast of big sur. 5:52. time for traffic and weather on college stubby squid was your name. >> stubby. stubby squid >> bring back memory? >> oh, good memories. community college all the way. here's the way we start our day, 77 with clouds, waiting for the curtain to be pulled back. we shall see some sun later, but -- we should see some sun later, but we are seeing some showers now on up towards westport and fair fl, you'll see -- fairfield, you'll see some of that clearing stamford right now, oyster bay, then a warm breeze, a shifting wind
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oh, better than d.c. i mean, much of the country is still sweating. we're going to warm up into the weekend. hey, let's get your war ready to go. here's alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. as you make your way in paterson, changes for your commute. an accident now blocking the two left lanes on route 80 westbound. it's at exit 57. minor delays through the area there. also on this map, but in paramus we have two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound for construction between midland avenue and century road. delays now extend back to paramus park mall. george washington here, but at all three of the hudson river crossings for you. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today, be safe don't text and drive. cindy and chris, back to you. >> alex, thank you. in this morning's health watch, a new study finds more kids are getting hurt in stroller accidents in the u.s. a study which appears in the journal of academics of pediatrics found an average of 50 children end up in the hospital everyday because of stroller or carrier accidents. most of them happen after the stroller tips over and the
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with minor bumps and bruises, but they say a growing number of kids are being treated for concussions. hope is on the rise at a special bakery in brooklyn. it's run by men who might otherwise be on the streets or behind bars. as we hear from cbs 2's scott rappaport, they're finding purpose through pastry. >>reporter: inside a nondescript building in east williamsburg, in a little bakery, they're cooking up something even sweeter and more ambitious than the fresh pastries, they are creating hope. >>reporter: served daily here, but not seen on the menu, a sense of purpose, opportunity an employment for those society has forgotten. you see, all the employees are homeless or formerly homeless, many former criminals, people like derek. where would you have been without this? >> probably back in. >>reporter: it's their chance for a more productive and fulfilling life, the chance to
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fund, a shelter that houses and feeds the homeless in new york city and runs the bakery. >> i changed my life, i try to change the next man's life. >>reporter: peter is a former drug dealer and gang member who turned his life around through his love of cooking which he discovered here. >> we're going to roll it out with two hands. >>reporter: he's now the head baker, teaches what -- teaching what he learns through a culinary arts program. paying it forward, he says, to otwh why do you do it? >> because me and these men are cut from the same cloth. we all come from the same place, you know, that's a struggle. >>reporter: currently there are 30 people training under peter. in the seven years of the bakery's existence, more than 3 pivot people have graduated the program, moving on to fresh lives, fresh starts, new beginnings. curtis is a recent graduate. >> this means the world to me right here. >>reporter: the delicious treats whipped up in this most
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brooklyn and harlem, a recipe for success, second chances served with love. scott rappaport, cbs 2 news >> great story, huh? >> love it. >> and it looks delicious, that chocolate. >> they know what they're doing. exactly. anything with chocolate is good. that is nice. it's all about second chances. >> it gives them a skill they can take with them. speaking of second chances, johnny. >> i'll tell you what -- let's a better day to barbecue outside today, a little less humidity, should feel good. >>reporter: slow ride as you make your way in new jersey on 17 specifically. i'll have that for you coming up. >> lots to talk about here this morning. 5:56. another big day for team usa. we'll talk a little olympics as well. the big moments on the track and on the mat. plus how simone biles' dreams are coming true outside of the games. wait until you hear who she got a kiss from. also ahead, drivers beware. a city strapped for cash is
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wow! take a look at that shot. it's from chopper 2 flying over brooklyn. it is 6:00, 77 degrees, and, really, dow have to look at this shot. gorgeous. wednesday, august 17th. another warm day today but not as hot as yesterday and less humid. good morning, i'm cindy hsu in for mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. first, here's your morning news to go. >> breaking news out of new jersey, a house goes up forced to escape through a window. we're live on the scene with what firefighters are saying about a fire that left several injured this morning. a large water main break has ruptured in hoboken this. sa a live look at the keen -- this is a live look at the scene. there are road closures. a live report from andrea grymes live from the scene coming up shortly. work together as a community and we won't allow anyone to come in our community and get away with this. >> they've been the life
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we would have done. >> a father thankful for the support of his community two weeks after the murder of his daughter on howard beach. the march involved loved ones and even strangers held in memory of karina vetrano, and their plea for her attacker to turn himself in. yeah, blast. and then, like, there's no a.c. which helps too, you know. and then there was nobody to talk to either because all of the customer services places were, like, empty. >> a major power outage at jfk s baggage carousels and unscreened luggage leaves travelers delay. an update on the power problems at jfk coming up. my mother was disgusted. it's just not fair to her. it's true i lost a brother, but she lost a child and it was just totally inappropriate. >> one incident is not going to define how we continue to move forward. >> it has been 25 years since riots rocked crown heights. now controversy on how the
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everything now. everything. you could be walking down the street or standing on the street waiting for a taxi and you get a ticket loitering. >> they get money for it. that's what they do, that's what they want. >>reporter: is it fair? >> no, it's not fair. but we can't do nothing about it. >> handing out tickets to supplement the budget, the proposed plan in new jersey that's costing residents big time and it could only get worse. it's going. >>reporter: it's going? >> yeah. >> what a better than winning it is getting a kiss from her celebrity crush. >> was that zach efrain? >> yes, it was. >> holy cow. traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny, let's get over to you. >> adorable. we'll be sun kissed later today. we're dealing with some clouds and a little bit of light rain in the area. the big storms, the big boomers, they're outta here, we'll get a break today. it is a breezy day today, but ultimately going to usher in some more comfortable air with dryer air in place. the temperature will be closer
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few days. you have those heat index values of 95 to 105. we don't see that today at all, just a warm breeze blowing, in the mid-80s for most of us around the area, nice day to get out there and enjoy. so it's breezy to start. what else is going on as you start your commute? hi, alex. >>reporter: hey, john. some troubles in new jersey for you. paterson, starting here there's an accident blocking the two left lanes as you make your way on route 80 westbound at exit 57. minor delays as you make your way through the area there. also in paramus here on 17 we have two lanes blocked southbound for construction between midland avenue and century road. delays now extend back to the paramus park mall through the area. about a 10-minute wait as you make your day around the helix portion to the lincoln tunnel. still only minor delays, though, reported at the holland and the george washington bridge. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy and chris, back to you. >> alex, thank you. breaking news in bergen county. firefighters race to rescue several people trapped in a burning building.
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more this morning. ali. >>reporter: investigators have been here all morning trying to figure out what started that fire that sent six people to the hospital, including one 5- year-old girl. >> a fire, i got people trapped on the second floor. it'll be a working fire at washington avenue. >>reporter: trapped on the second floor, several people in 109 washington avenue in little ferry were saved by firefighters and the building caught fire. >> driving down the road and as i was passing this house, i heard a big pop. it was some type of explosion. not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway. and then the whole house was engulfed in flames. >>reporter: lieutenant chris bowles says when he arrived all he could see was black smoke engulfing the building and he ran to help. >> just started trying breaking
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pull several people out of the building. >>reporter: you can see dozens of neighbors standing in panic as victims are taken away on stretchers. the lieutenant says fathers were dropping children down to him from the second floor window. >> got a ladder to the second floor, and we were able to pull out some people out of the top floor also. >>reporter: flames were out by around 1:30 this morning, but water is still flowing to the building to keep it cool. no word yet on the extent of those six people's injuries. we're live jersey, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> ali, thank you. more breaking news in new jersey this morning. >> crews working to repair a ruptured water main in hoboken. cbs 2's andrea grymes has more live from the scene. andrea. >>reporter: well, cindy and chris, a bit of good news from the last time we checked in with you. there was water all over this block. it is quickly receding here on harrison street. we're between first and second streets. a big improvement from just about a half an hour ago.
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the communications -- spoke moments ago with the communications director for the city of hoboken. he says crews are working to isolate the water main break here at first and harrison and water pressure should gradually be coming back. this water main break a 16-inch main we're told broke just before 4:00 this morning. the city was warning residents that they may experience a loss of water or low water pressure. we did speak with a few residents just walking up and about early this morning who said they had no or just a few drops, if that. the city is also telling drivers to avoid this area. there are several roads that are also closed. coincidentally, earlier this month the city council here approved a $5.2 million bond ordinance to fund upgrades to the aging water main system here in hoboken. this comes after a series of water main breaks last year and earlier this year. so unfortunately residents here in hoboken are pretty used to sights like this one.
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no word yet when water will be back on, but it should gradually be coming back, at least the water pressure to residents in this area. reporting live this morning in hoboken, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> okay, andrea, thank you. now to an update on that power outage at jfk's terminal 8 that left thousands of travelers in turmoil yesterday. this morning the power is back on. many passengers trying to fly out last night had to reschedule for today sometime in the afternoon. a momentary interruption of electricity, but as power came back on, transformers overloaded. escalators stopped, baggage carousels froze and baggage sat unscreened at checkpoints. >>reporter: fun, huh? >> yeah, a blast. and then there's, like, no a.c. which helps too, you know. and then there was nobody to talk to because all of the customer service places were empty. >> it hasn't been an easy few days for passengers at terminal 8. sunday night there was a report of a false shooter.
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beach jogger murdered retraced her final steps during a memorial walk yesterday. hundreds walked with karina vetrano's family an released balloons in her honor. the 30-year-old was strangled in a marshy area near her home. now her parents are pleading for the killer to come forward. >> turn yourself in. i will make sure that reward money goes to the person of your choice. >> he's a weak, evil piece of [ bleep ] and that's even call him. >> the nypd is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. the family has raised nearly $250,000 with go fund me. happening today a court appearance for the mount vernon woman accused in the violent death of her toddler. 26-year-old deaja bartee is charged with first-degree manslaughter. her 15-month-old was found dead in her apartment this month. according to police, the body was extremely cold and may have
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hit with a closed fist and suffered, quote, a painful, horrible death. time now is 6:09. still ahead, new information on the man arrested in the murder of an imam and his assistance and the man who may have helped catch the suspected killer shares his story with cbs 2. also ahead, one town running out of money, now drivers might have to pay. the ticket blitz that could be coming to a town near you. john >> hey, overall it's a nicer day to dive in for a dip. less humidity to deal with, s make sure you have the sunscreen on. skies should be relatively quiet. i'm going to make some noise, traffic and weather on the 2s
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it is 6:12. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning, john. >> hi, cindy, hi, everybody. so let's see what the weather watchers are watching and waiting for. i like this, 76, this is the reading from somerville. and this comment. look, i know this heat and humidity is getting ole, but i'll miss it during a blizzard. i am right there with you, brian. but let's head up and say hi to one of your neighbors, sheri. another thing about this humidity -- she can't stand the humidity, the mosquitoes are ridiculous. now, i want to comment object the mosquitoes. it's -- on the mosquitoes. it's as much of a function of rain and you have a little bit of standing water and they breed and they're everywhere. so make sure you check the back yard for little places where they can breed because you
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nasty. i love this from claire, 74 in yonkers and nonstop cooling, a gentle breeze blowing for over an air. what a relief. that's right. you can tell there's a change in the wind, and that is going to usher in more comfortable air this afternoon for sheri and everybody else. hello, sunshine. we've got a prettier day under way in the city. casey, though, in westboro saying it's too sticky. it's not a nice way to start the day. it'll feel better for you, though, clearing some rain out of connecticut right now. 77 in the we have 75 in crotona. dewpoints are still high. yeah, it is muggy to start the day. they're going to drop by about 10 degrees this afternoon. 87 is above normal, 83 is the normal, not a record by any stretch is. sun sets at 7:50. with those dewpoints getting back into the low 60s, real- feel numbers will more likely mirror the actual air temperature than they have over the last few days. there's that last little shower clearing over the sound.
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that's about it. you're going to see that quickly exit and it is a light rain in stark contrast to the big thunderstorms we saw overnight, even last night an then overnight. wind will bring in lower humidity values, so it feels comfortable this afternoon. tomorrow models hinting at a shower in the afternoon. one of the mols, though, picking up on -- one of the models, though, picking up on an early thunderstorm, so it would be a repeat. and more of a mix on thursday. so thursday is a little bit more in play. a toasty are going to be going up on friday. so as you plan your weekend getaway, look at these numbers, closer to 90 for the beach this weekend. and it's going to be more humid. models also hinting at some showers or thunderstorms later sunday. sunday a little busier day as far as the weekend goes, but the heat and humidity are back for the weekend. so today, this afternoon really a pretty comfortable feel before we have a return to our
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no tricks, just traffic. here's alex. >>reporter: that's right, though, tricky, though, as you make your way to the tappen zee bridge. we have some problems. as you make your way, there's an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the new york state thruway, it's approaching the span. delays now extend back past exit 11. also in paterson, new jersey, it's a crash blocking the two left lanes on route 80. this is westbound at exit 57, minor delays through the area here. also in paramus, two lanes are blocked on route 17 southbound by construction between midland paramus park mall. and in brooklyn the bqe is heavy as you make your way northbound approaching the brooklyn bridge. delays now extend back to atlantic avenue, thanks to regular rush hour traffic. mass transit is on or close to schedule, if you're taking metro north, path, new jersey transit, lirr. alternate side, it is in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. cindy, back to you >> thank you, alex. well, the families of an imam and his assistant murdered in queens got a first look at the man accused of killing
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prosecutors say saturday he gunned down queens imam maulama akonjee and his close friend and assistant. he's also accused of hitting bicyclist david hunter less than a mile away as he fled the murder scene. now, hunter was able to give police part of the license plate number and police tracked down morell. >> he was in his face, you know, he had a sign this person who is not under control. >> the district attorney says the motive is if convicted morell faces up to life in prison without parole. a last ditch toaster save a 100-year-old brooklyn church from demolition. the save our lady of loretta campaign wants the city to designate the brownsville church a landmark. it was built by italian immigrants in 1908, closed in 2009. in june the brooklyn diocese filed an application to demolish the church, to build affordable housing. >> we have enough affordable housing. what we don't have enough of is
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affordable housing, there's vacant ground that the city owns that you can build affordable housing on. but i say safety 100-year-old church. >> neighbors say the building should be converted into a community center. money troubles in paterson, new jersey, could hit drivers hard. as cbs 2's jessica moore reports, the city may resort to a ticket blitz to help the budget. >>reporter: a paterson parking authority officer slaps a ticket on a car parked in a yellow zone, a scene that residents say is becoming all too common. >> sometimes you park fo or something, and when you come out, you have a ticket. >>reporter: the proposed ticketing blitz is part of the plan to supplement the newly- proposed city budget, and the people of paterson say it isn't right. >> this is wrong. they put themselves in the budget, so why should we pay and help them out? >>reporter: do you feel like citizens are being punished? >> i do. >> every ticket they get they get money for it. that's what they do. that's what they want. >>reporter: is it fair? >> no, it's not fair, but we
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the proposed budget includes putting $3 million back into city coffers by issuing 30,000 traffic tickets per year. that's roughly 80 per day, and people say officers are already going to great lengths to reach those numbers. >> we're getting tickets for everything now, everything. you could be walking down the street or standing on the corner waiting for a taxi and you're going to get a ticket loitering. >> where are you supposed to be able to drop off handicapped or people with infants? it's getting to be ridiculous. >> council and the police department for comment, and while no one would agree to go on camera, the mayor's office did confirm these issues will be addressed. in paterson, new jersey, jessica moore, cbs 2 news. well, new this morning gawker has a new boss. spanish language broadcaster univision is paying $135 million for the online gossip and news site. gawker was put on the auction block after it was ordered to pay $140 million to hulk hogan in an invasion of privacy
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sunrise here at 6:21. 77 degrees. johnny is talking about less humidity today which is going to put everybody in a great mood. even if it was ramped up, how can you not be in a great mood when you see this? look at that. great way to start your wednesday on the 17th of august. let's get over to johnny, traffic and weather on the 2s. >> were you talking to me? are you talking to me? >> are you talking to me. >> happy birthday today to robert deniro. he's got the right stuff, so it's his birthday too. 87 this afternoon and not as sticky. so i hope you're in a better mood this afternoon. these numbers still above normal, but the absence of the humidity makes it feel better. now, beach day, lucky you, but you gotta use the buddy system. high rip current risk, south- facing beaches the suffolk. small craft advisory for all, a moderate risk closer to the city. make sure you play it safe. you gotta get to the beach first. what's going on, alex? >>reporter: i see what you're doing there. you're going to say oh if
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zee bridge. major problems. an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the new york state thruway as you make your way through the area, as i was saying, approaching the tappen zee bridge. delays extend back to past exit 11. in paramus two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound between midland road and century road. delays back to paramus park mall. in yonkers a downed tree has two lanes blocked on the southbound side of the sprain brook parkway. we have delays back to dobbs ferry road. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. cindy and >> it's supposed to go "the right stuff," but she missed her queue. >> i still don't know what's going on. i'm going to need an explanation later. i know, i'm such a loser. 6:23. sports, here's winners, american gym newscast simone biles won yet another gold medal, we'll have an update on the games in just a minute. >> first, here's cbs 2's otis livingston with a look at your morning sports. >> coming up tonight the met
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the yankees go for the rubber game of their three-game set against the blue jays. coming off a big night for baby bomber. gary sanchez with not one, but two homers on the night. he drove in four runs. it looked like the yankees would cruise. but mother nature had other ideas. a 42-minute rain delay. knocked michael pineda out and a couple of home runs knocked his replacement out. a 6-0 lead was cut to 6-4. and the jays weren't done. in the 8th edward en with a two-run homer off adam warren ties it up. do you want muscle? russell the muscle martin, second homer the night, two-run job gives the jays the lead for good. they score 12 unanswered an win 12-6. i'm otis livingston, and that's your cbs 2 sports update. now to our two talkers, a dream come true for olympian simone biles. >> and a familiar face at the upcoming mtv vmas. alex denis has more. >>reporter: from performing to
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return to a stage she is quite comfortable on. ? ? >>reporter: that's right, britney spears is getting ready to give us more at the mtv video music awards. this will mark her first vma performance in nearly 10 years. in 2007 she hope opened the show performance, as you can see here, of "give me more." this year she'll debut her new si madison square garden on august 28th. if anyone knows how to get tickets to that event, you let me know. so difficult to get in. but she looks stunning. you see her recently after two kids, come on, brittney, help me out. >> please, alex, you just look so awful, so bad. >>reporter: well, i got a little help under here. there's not only fierce competition at the rio games, we're also seeing the olympic
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hamlin in the women's 5,000- meter heat. instead of continuing on, she helped hamlin up and stayed to make sure she was okay the entire way. yeah, sportsmanship at its best. in gymnastics, he made team usa only as an alternate, but denaleva showed himself worthy winning silver medals in both the parallel and horizontal bars. we have simone biles and ali raiseman finish with gold and silver medals with the fl it is biles' four gold medal. she continues to defy gravity there. and while we have fall nen love with her, biles took part in her own love story. here it is. >> tell me when it's going. >> it's going. >> muah. >> there she is blushing. biles met her long-time celebrity crush, zach effron. the actor there, he surprised her an her teammates. a moment long in the making for biles. she once had a carbother cutout of the high school musical
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herself over that. >> i'm going to say zach probably enjoyed that as much as simone did. >>reporter: absolutely >> with the exception of that bobble on the balance seem, five golden eagles, four is great. but she's been so great. love this girl. >> every time there's someone after her, i feel so sorry for them. >>reporter: you're, like, no, thank you. time now 6:27. still ahead, say it isn't snow. wait until you hear the forecast predicted for this plus, who would want to harm a cat? why a new jersey woman says her pets are being poisoned. breaking overnight, several people trapped in a burning building. see what it took to save these people from this fire. we've got a live report with ali bauman coming up right at
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ion. it is 6:30, 77 degrees on this wednesday, august 17th. highs in the upper 80s, but the humidity will be low. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment. breaking news in hoboken. a water main break leads to pressure problems and road closures. this is a live look from chopper 2 at the scene. we'll have a live report coming up. and more breaking news overnight. several people rescued from this burning building in bergen county. good morning, i'm chris wragge.
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mary calvi. we begin with breaking news in bergen county. firefighters spent the night battling flames and pulling people out of a burning big. >> cbs 2's ali bauman joins us live from little ferry with more on this breaking news. ali. >>reporter: six people sent to the hospital, including one 5- year-old girl. now investigators here are still trying to figure out what sparked those flames. >> fire, engine ladder. i got people trapped on the second floor. it'll be a working fire at washington avenue. second floor, several people in 109 washington avenue in little ferry were saved by firefighters and police at around 11:30 last night when the building caught fire. >> driving down the road, an as i was passing this house, i heard a big pop. there was some type of explosion. not sure if it came from the garage or the cars parked in the driveway. and then the whole house was engulfed in flames. >>reporter: lieutenant chris bowles says when he arrived all
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ran to help. >> just started trying to breaking some windows and the victims just started jumping out windows and pulled several people out of the building. >>reporter: you can see dozens of neighbors standing in panic as victims are taken away on stretchers. the lieutenant says fathers were dropping children down to him from the second floor window. >> got a ladder to the second floor, and we were able to pull out some people out of the top floor also. >>reporter: now, the fire was morning, but fire crews are still flowing water to the building to keep it cool. no word yet on the extent of those six victims' injuries. we're live in little ferry, new jersey, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> ali, thank you. time now is 6:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john elliot. >> you know what, cindy? we have a pretty morning under way in the city. a little bit of light rain clearing our area to the east and a nicer day overall to look forward to. it's going to be breezy, though, but it's the shift in the wind that will usher in more comfortable air for us this afternoon.
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light rain, that holds together, coastal connecticut as well. that's about it. notice these showers in pennsylvania weakening as they head our way. so it'll be a mix of sun and clouds, breezy today, and even though the numbers are a match to yesterday, big change in the way it feels. so those real-feel numbers will be in the 80s, so a more comfortable day today. it's national medical dose metrics day, so thank you for all you do keeping us healthy. keeping you on time now is >>reporter: thank you. i am on call here if you're traveling in paramus, we have two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound for construction between midland avenue and century road. delays now back to paramus park mall. also in yonkers a downed tree has two lanes blocked in the southbound side of the sprain brook parkway at arkedsly road. delays back to dobbs ferry road. there's also a crash blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the new york state thruway, it's as you approach the tappen zee bridge. delays are now back past exit 11.
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portion making your way to the lincoln tunnel. 10-minute way to the holland tunnel, george washington as well. alternate sides in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. if your traveling take you to the airport, everything on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. back to you. >> thank you. a water main break in hoboken this morning. >> let's go right to the scene now and cbs 2's andrea grymes. andrea. >>reporter: well, cindy and chris, a rough morning for a lot of residents here in hoboken, waking up with no water or though. here on harrison street at first avenue, most of the water is gone now after this water main break that happened before 4:00 this morning. a big improvement. let's show you some video from just about an hour ago when we first got here. there was water covering the streets, an several of them in this area -- and several of them in this area were closed. this was a huge break, we're told, a 16-inch water main. the city says residents may
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low water pressure. they were also telling drivers to avoid this area. but since then paterson avenue has reopened and some of the streets around here are gradually starting to reopen. crews were working to isolate the break, and the city told us that water pressure should gradually be returning to normal. we spoke with a few residents earlier this morning. take a listen. >> got three drops, that's about it. thank god we had water in the refrigerator. if we didn't have that, there would >>reporter: a lot of people here in hoboken are used to scenes like this one. a lot of water main breaks last year an earlier this year. earlier this month, in fact, the city council here approved a $5.2 million bond ordinance to fund upgrades to the aging water main system. back out here live, suez water is here on the scene working to make repairs. there is no estimate yet on exactly when water will be back up and running normally, but
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reporting live in hoboken this morning, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news >> andrea, thank you. new this morning, police are asking for your help identifying this man wanted in connection to a bank robbery in manhattan. they say he struck five times, three times at the same midtown investors bank. the robberies started in early april. the last one taking place yesterday at the san handler bank in chelsea. no details with how much this crook made off with. new york city leaders are taking more steps to fight the zika virus. parenthood and the new york state nurses association to announce recommendations to protect residents from the virus. this comes as new numbers show the impact of zika in our area. federal health officials say there are now more than 480zika cases in the city. 49 of them are pregnant women. one baby was born with microcephaly because of the virus. a new cbs news poll shows 64% of americans are concerned about a large outbreak in the u.s., but most don't think it's
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and 64% of americans don't think the government is prepare for a large outbreak. well, long island auto mechanic is under arrest this morning after an attack that could have been much more deadly or could have been deadly, rather. after christopher hicks was let go by county truck and auto in valley stream, he allegedly picked up a muffler and smashed it through the rear window of a car he was working on. he then went to his own car and came back with a loaded revolver. security cameras show him pulling the missing a former coworker's face. no injuries were reported. more than 80,000 people have been told to evacuate as wildfire spreads through the drought-ridden canyons of eastern los angeles. the new fire started yesterday morning and quickly grew to 14 square miles in just hours. flames forcing the closure of a section of interstate 15, the main artery between southern california and las vegas. in the meantime a major fire north of san francisco is losing strength, allowing close to 4,000 people to return home. an arrest has been made in that
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homes and cars for more potential victims of this week's devastating flooding. right now 11 people are known to have died in the flood waters triggered by torrential rains. more than 11.000 people spent last night in the many shelters that have been set up statewide. at least 40,000 homes have been damaged in the disaster, more than 30,000 people have had to be rescued. time now 6:38. coming up, summer isn't over yet, but there's already concerns about the winter. what we can expect when the temperatures drop. plus it's been 25 years sinio heights. new contraries on how the anniversary is being commemorated. and is someone poisoning a new jersey woman's pets? why she says it was no
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?? you are listening to "stronger" by kelly clarkson. gorgeous, gorgeous shot. it is 6:41, 77 degrees. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. well, as we endure the long days of summer, some people are already looking ahead to winter. but if you're not a fan of the cold, brace yourself. shifting weather patterns suggest this winter could be very, very snowy. the farmer's almanac recently released its winter outlook promising ice cold and snow-
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across the globe are helping them predict what may happen in our area. >> looks like we have the likelihood of a weak la nina developing in the pacific ocean, and what that means is colder-than-average water temperatures in the tropical pacific ocean near the equator. >> but hole on, before you head for that extra warm parka, experts are saying it's also way too early to really know. >> really? >> yeah. >> nice. that contradicts everything that man just said. weather on the 2s. you know, john has millions of dollars worth of equipment in his office, but he really just goes to that big book that comes out every year. >> yes. little magazine. so what you're telling me, cindy, is i should go buy milk and bread right now? >> yes, quick. >> the shelves will literally be buried. >> it's i love my feet at a, so take care of your feet. it's important to take care of your feet day. it's also national thrift shop day. >> i like that.
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$15 suit. and you'd never know by looking. i tell you, we've got some pretty skies this morning and it's very important that i say happy birthday to katelyn miller. katelyn got a big birthday today. here's why, because jordan is going to go into her 9th grade english class at churchill junior high. so we want to make sure he gets in a little extra love there at the first of the year. katelyn miller t-shirt. yeah, 9th grade english? god bless you. my mom was a that's a tough gig. hope you appreciate it. hope you have a great day too today. starting with clouds in the city and 77. win rs gusty to 25. -- winds are gusty to 25. 78 for the island, 75 white plains, 76, guy from sparta said it's still too muggy, man. but we are going to see some changes. dewpoint in the city is down a bit. that's the case for parts of the sln. but tell you what's -- parts of the island. but tell you what's going to happen, we have a wind out of the southwest, now west. as we work our way into the
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bit so dewpoints will just be in the 60s, feeling a whole lot better as we work our way into the afternoon. let's get you to work first, though, with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling through the area, we have some delays in yonkers. it is a downed tree. two lanes are block on the southbound side of the sprain book parkway at arkedsly road. delays back to dobbs ferry. stick with the thruway or the bronx river parkway as an theat here. accident two lanes block on the new york state thruway approaching the tappen zee bridge. delays, as you can see, extend pretty lengthy. plan accordingly. and about a 20-minute wait around the helix portion of the lincoln tunnel. still minor delays reported at the holland an the george washington bridge. subway issues, though, due to switching problems in the bronx, we have manhattan-bound b and d trains running with delays. the rest of mass transit, let's end on some good news, shall we, new jersey path trains, lirr on or close to schedule. alternate parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and sine, back to you >> thank you very much, alex. now to campaign 2016.
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donald trump's next scheduled event is tomorrow in charlotte, north carolina. yesterday trump was in milwaukee delivering a speech on law and order. >> crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a trump administration. the war on our police must end and it must end now. >> trump is supposed to get his first national intelligence briefing today. yesterday hillary clinton attacked the plan he unveiled >> what he often says hurts us. it sends the wrong message to friend and foe alike. >> and the fbi has given congress documents from its investigation into clinton's e- mail scandal. house republicans hope to pursue a perjury case against the former secretary of state. there's concern in union county that someone may be poisoning cats. lori hafner says she found out one of her cats was dead on
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was foul play. >> i'm probably the only one that's got the nerve to say something to somebody. but, you know, he was a little cat and he was so cute and loveable, and it's not fair. >> police are investigating. hafner says she had a second cat who died last november and the humane society told her that cat had been poisoned. 25 years after the violent riots on the streets of crown heights, a decision to commemorate the anniversary with a community festival is drawing fire. cbs 2 political reporter marcia >>reporter: broward park in crown heights was a beehive of activity, people playing basketball, youngsters visiting from a rockaway day camp, eating lunch. but on sunday it will turn into a whole lot more. a community festival to mark the 25th anniversary of the crown heights riots. the festival promises fun for all ages, with food, music, rides and even arts and crafts. but some say it's an insensitive way to recognize one of the worst race riots in the city's history. >> my mother was disgusted.
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brother, but she lost a child, and it was just totally inappropriate. inappropriate. >>reporter: norman rosenbaum's brother stabbed to death in the 1991 riots that erupted after a car and a motorcade carrying the menachem mendel schneersoon accidentally struck a 7-year- old child, gavin cato who was black. >> there were people who took advantage of a very tragic motorcycle vehicle accident and hagram. >>reporter: borough president eric adams who is a sponsor of the one crown heights festival says it's all about bringing people together. the antidefamation league and other jewish groups are among the organizers. >> i respect his right to be upset, but not only was his brother impacted by the riots of crown heights, the entire community, and so one incident is not going to define how we continue to move forward. >>reporter: he asked norman rosenbaum to walk the festival
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festival with the borough president? >> no, i will not be. >>reporter: why not? >> because i think i would be contributing to the intellectual dishonesty. this is not a time for cotton candy. this is not a time for rides and amusements. >>reporter: the rides lasted -- the riots lasted three days, nearly 200 people injured, nearly $1 million in property damage. in crown heights, brooklyn, marcia kramer, cbs 2 news. >> the festival is scheduled for sunday at broward park. it will be proceeded by a mm jewish children's museum. there has been yet another incident of children getting injured on an amusement park ride. six kids suffered electrical shock while on the scrambler at ocean beach park in new london, connecticut yesterday. one child was burned when he touched a bar while leaving the ride. we're told all the injuries are minor. it's unclear what caused the electrical surge. earlier this month a 10-year- old boy died on the world's largest water slide in kansas city, kansas. new jersey governor chris christie says he plans to cast
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new jersey this november. he made a comment during a statehouse news conference. the meadowlands complex is one proposed site of a new casino lawmakers and business leaders in southern new jersey are lobbying against the plan. they say it could devastate their region's economy. time now 6:49. up next they're baking their way to a better life. we're going to take you inside a special program that's giving the homeless a second chance but, first, otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone. the yankees blew a 6-0 lead and lost spoiling a two-homer, 4-rbi night for gary sanchez. the bombers will try to take 2- 3 from toronto tonight while the mets try to win the series finallee against the d-backs. why suffer? stand up to chronic migraine... with botox?. botox? is the only treatment for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start.
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it is 6:52. time for more traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny, glorious. >> we're pulling away the gray. going to see a litt b 77 in the city right now, but it's breezy out there. a little bit of rain for the nor fork, and then some brighter skies. a warm breeze blowing, but it's a dryer breeze, so let's get out there. pollen is up a little bit today. it'll retreat tomorrow. there's a chance of rain back in your forecast for thursday. uv forecast is at a 9, burn time 15 minutes. air quality good, though, as humidity lowering, so it's going to feel so much better. hope you can enjoy t. we gotta save you some time.
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in yonkers a downed tree, two lanes block on the southbound side of the sprain brook parkway at arkedsly road. delays back to dobbs ferry road. an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the new york state thruway as you approach the tappen zee bridge. heavy delays ebb and flow back to the garden state parkway. problems due to switching in the bronx here, switching issues. we have manhattan-bound b and d trains running with delays. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. cindy and chris, back to you. >> alex, thank you. special bakery in east new york, brooklyn. on the outside the bakery doesn't look so special, but on the inside it is helping men find purpose through pastries. the employees are all homeless or formerly homeless. many are former criminals. the head baker used to be a drug dealing gang member, but he turned his life around and now he's teaching others a trade. >> me and these men is cut from the same cloth. we all come from the same
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nonprofit group that helps the homeless achieve independence. >> nice story there. good to see those guys getting a second chance. let's check in with "cbs morning" this morning. gayle is flying solo. hi, gayle. >>reporter: charlie is tracking something as we speak. good morning, chris and cindy. we're in southern california, the scene of a growing wildfire that destroyed neighborhoods and injured firefighters. plus the controversial man killing a black bear with a spear and the fight over whether you can do that legally. and the reactions of gym newscast ali raceman's par as their olympian daughter. what goes through their minds during those medal-winning routines. and amy schumer is here in studio 57, the first time at the table. she says she's an intro vert, but now she's opening up about her new life in a book. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you in just a few minutes. she says she's an introvert, but she's opening up about the first time she lost her virginity, her birth control, how she got her first laugh. she tells a lot, very powerful,
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introvert. >>reporter: exactly right >> all right, gayle, looking forward to it. see you at 7:00. time now 6:54. what you need to know before
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here's what you need to know before you go. six people were rushed to the hospital, including a 5-year- old child after a fire broke out in little ferry, new jersey. it happened around 11:30 last night at 109 washington avenue. officials say people were dropping children down to firefighters from a second floor window. some hoboken residents may lose water or have low pressure due to a water main break. the main ruptured about three hours ago at first and harrison streets. crews are making repairs. much of the flooding has now receded. a cou in mount vernon for deage bartee. she's charged with first-degree manslaughter in death of her daughter. she was found dead in their apartment this month. police say the body was extremely cold and may have been put in a freezer. power is back on at jfk's terminal 8 after thousands of travelers were left in the dark and in the heat during a power outage yesterday afternoon. luggage piled up and escalators and elevators at a halt. many passengers trying to fly out last night had to reschedule for today. let's head over to alex
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if you are traveling in yonkers, it's a downed tree. two lanes are block on the southbound side of the sprain brook parkway at arkedsly road. stick with the thruway or the bronx river parkway to navigate through this. half hour delays at the lincoln tunnel. there's about a 15-minute wait at the holland and the george washington bridge. both are better options. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. john. >> so you need the sunglasses. we are going to see a little bit more sun today and better air quality. real quick scan of the radar, you can see a few showers that's about it. dryer air starting to settle in. it's going to be a breezy day today, but 87 will feel like about 87. chance for a shower thursday and then more humidity and heat as we head into the weekend. so enjoy a bit of a break today. it's feeling better >> okay, johnny, thanks. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. thanks for watching, i'm cindy hsu. >> i'm chris wragge. "cbs this morning" is next.
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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, august 17th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning.? a new california wildfire explodes, burning whole neighborhood to the ground. more than 80,000 peoplere to evacuate their homes. donald trump reboots his campaign team again. the gop nominee add two new managers amid controversy and sinking poll numbers. >> a former all-american javelin thrower records himself killing a bear with a sphere. while the hunt is now being investigated. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. at this point, the flames

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