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long branch train station on march 8. but police say that's not true. that she was never at the train station. instead, she was murdered and police say evidence shows sweeney was involved. sweeney's lawyer denies the charges. >> she has maintained her innocence. >> reporter: police say they have evidence that led them to this backyard in long branch where julius's body was found. they will reveal that int >> during that search in the backyard, tyrita's body was recovered in a little under 3 feet of soil wrapped in a plastic tarp. nearby, we recovered a shovel that we believe was used to bury her back there. >> reporter: sweeney and harris are also facing charges in another crime just three months before julius disappeared. in november 2015, julius was shot eight times while inside this car. she survived.
attempted murder. julius was the mother of two teens. her family very emotional. >> it hurt. it hurt. >> reporter: as for a motive, the prosecutor says that too will be revealed in court. a lot of unanswered questions in this case. live in long branch, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> meg, thank you. a rape investigation is going on in brooklyn tonight. a woman says she was followed off the subway then attacked at knifepoint by a stranger who threatened to kill her. cbs 2's dave carlin bushwick with the newest information from police for us tonight. dave. >> reporter: jessica, rapes on the rise in the area and shortly after this latest case on dekalb avenue an officer saw a man matching the suspect description and brought him in here for questioning. the robbery and rape of a 27- year-old woman happened on this quiet block of dekalb avenue in bushwick. the knifepoint attack early morning tooth was in front of a residential building --
was caught on security video that's now with police but is not being made public. police say it shows a man they believe followed the victim after she got off a j train around 2:30 a.m. here at the kosciusko street subway station. she was stalk for three blocks then the attack two blocks shy of where she lives. the man forced her into a dark corner notebooks a parking lot, stole -- next to a parking lot, stole her phone and cash police say the victim said, don't tell police or i will kill you according to the suspect, then gave her, her phone and kept the money and fled. the nypd confirms rapes in bushwick are up 32% last year, 21 this year compared to 16 for the same period last year. residents say that has them worried. >> for me coming home from work, don't know if somebody is watching me and then that happens. that's scary. >> the cops should be more around the train stations to
especially in the middle of the night. so you have to be careful. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is black, bearded, 45 years old, about 5'7" with a medium build. they say he wore red sneakers, bluejeans, dark shirt and dark baseball cap. the man brought in here currently being called a person of interest is being put in suspect line-ups force the victim to identify -- for the victim to identify. dave carlin, cbs 2 news. in new jersey, fire takes the li home. a police officer was driving by when heard an explosion and people started jumping out of windows. cbs 2's ali bauman has more from little ferry. >> reporter: seven people trapped inside their home tuesday night did whatever it took to stay alive. 109 washington avenue caught fire around 11:30 p.m. >> started trying to breaking
>> reporter: three families live here. a father helped his daughters escaped before getting out himself. >> one father was holding husband children out the window and dropping them down and the officers were breaking their fall and trying to catch them as best they could. >> reporter: they were all taken to the hospital. the father is in back surgery and today, their grandfather is grateful. >> thank god, thank everybody. >> reporter: police say one woman was forced to jump from the third floor year-old girl and her grandmother inside. a neighbor dragged the woman away from the burning building while firefighters rescued the grandmother and child, but neighbors say the building lacks a proper emergency escape route. >> i met a couple that live there, you know, within the past year and they said that they had complained to the landlord that there was no way out if something were to happen. >> reporter: little ferry, new jersey, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> three firefighters were
the cause of the fire is under investigation. new information tonight on the teenager who climbed trump to in. steven rogata carefully planned the climb ordering equipment ahead of time and practicing. they say the 19-year-old from virginia also waited until his parents were out of town before driving to new york city. rogata was arraigned today on misdemeanor charges including reckless endangerment and trespassing. his attorney called the climb of the trump tower stupid and said her client is receiving much-needed mental healthcare. in rio a brazilian judge ordered two swimmers to stay in the country. but ryan lochte is already back in the u.s. cbs 2's otis livingston joins us now with more. >> reporter: just another twist of this strange story. he is the second most decorated american olympic swimmer ever now ryan lochte's claims of being robbed at gunpoint in rio sunday morning are being questioned.
their story doesn't add up. today, the office of caleb blank released a statement confirming they ordered the seizure of the passports of lochte and fagan but his father says ryan returned to the united states on tuesday. police have found little evidence so far to support their accounts and say the swimmers who admitted that they were intoxicated were unable to provide key details about cash and lochte's wallet being stolen during a cab ride back to the olympic village and vi getting his wallet scanned when returning to the village on sunday morning. the situation came to light when lochte's mother spoke about it sunday morning. he told "usa today" sports he didn't initially tell the u.s. olympic official about the robbery because, quote, we were afraid we would get into trouble. >> it is interesting. we just want to know when and where it happened and if it happened. >> if it happened, too. >> very strange. i mean, odd that they would make anything up. >> yeah. well, we'll have to wait to see. >> if they are making it up,
there's a good reason for covering it up. >> big story. campaign 2016. donald trump got his first classified briefing on national security today. this as hillary clinton took aim at changes he made to his staff. jessica layton has more. >> reporter: donald trump right at home inside trump tower with his advising team on the heels of another staff shake-up. he appointed steven bannon of breitbart news as hi ceo. his new campaign manager kellyanne conway. the trump campaign says he is not telling paul manafort you're fired but he will stay on in a diminished role after reports the republican nominee was frustrated over disloyalty within his campaign and as he is turning to a noticeably more unifying message. >> we will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its many ugly forms. >> reporter: news of the
businessman was to have his first classified intelligence briefing. and the same week he delivered a major speech outlining his plan to defeat isis. top democrats don't think trump can be trusted with sensitive information. his opponent is among those in that school of thought. meanwhile, in the battleground state of ohio, hillary clinton toured a middle school in cleveland touted a new plan for taxes and spoke candidly about trump's new campaign line-up. >> they can make him ew [ laughter ] >> but he is still the same man man. there is no new donald trump. this is it. >> reporter: voters have a little less than 3 months to find out if that's the case. missing from clinton's comments today, any mention of this email scandal still plaguing her. the fbi has handed notes on its investigation of her private server to congress. republicans are going over those papers with a fine-tooth
she is well known in politics but rarely speaks to the public. ahead, anthony weiner's wife, huma abedin, talks about the scandal that rocked her family. >> what was the motive for murder? community leaders in queens want to know why the executions of a local imam and his assistant haven't been classified as hate crimes. cbs 2's hazel sanchez went to the nypd to find out. >> reporter: just hours after imam [indiscernible name] and [indiscernible name] were gunned down saturday ano convinced the men were killed because of their religion. [ screaming ] >> we want justice! >> reporter: at the funeral monday some mourners demanded it be called hate crimes. >> they were martyred. i would like to ask nypd what is it if not a hate crime? >> reporter: four days after the deadly shooting and with suspect oscar morrell under arrest, the commissioner says the nypd has to determine what motivated the gunmen to open fire before calling the deaths
that it was a hate crime, that we can't confirm that and i'm not going to confirm it at this stage. >> reporter: investigators are searching through morrell's cell phone, pictures, texts to figure out why he allegedly gunned down the two men. >> facebook account as well to see what motivated him. right now from family and friends the ones we have talked to they conditions tell us why that he did this because he never exited these signs before. >> reporter: police say there was victims and suspect. but the victims' families and their neighbors say they want to be sure the killer pays the full price for his crime. >> we would like relief as soon as possible meaning they clearly say it's a hate crime and that he gets a life sentence. it's frustrating for the family very emotional. we have a lot of kids. they want an answer fast. >> reporter: police may not have determined the motive but muslims in new york are calling the killings that happened here a hate crime.
for imams and local muslims to address the community concern. in ozone park, queens, hazel sanchez, cbs2 news. up next, a crime spree. the virgin mary and st. anthony vanish. the religious statues disappearing from people's yards and the clue that could stop the thief in his tracks. >> overgrown weeds for a two- mile stretch bringing mice and rats into suburban backyards. who is to blame? that's coming up. >> plus no such thing sugar high? new research claims parents may overestimate the effects of sweet treats on their kids. lonnie keep that in mind the next time you turn down the gummi bears. [ laughter ] >> got a sweet spot for them. listen, right now, we are doing so much better outside. lower humidity, sunshine out there. you may need the umbrella for tomorrow. i want to explain that in just
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chopper 2. >> reporter: yup. you can see the brown yucky water 30th and 12th street. we are in astoria just in the shadows of the triborough bridge. big water main break on the corner by the auto repair place. they say the street has been undermined so obviously, they will have to get crews out here to dig up the street and fix that water main. no word on what size it is yet. live in chopper 2, joe biermann, cbs 2 news. a heartbroken homeowner wants to know why someone would steal a sacred from her lawn and she is not alone. cbs 2's vanessa murdoch says tonight police are searching for a suspect who has been on a burglary spree in nutley. >> i feel so bad. >> reporter: maria says she felt like crying when she discovered her statue of st. anthony had been stolen. >> i didn't do nothing to nobody. why the people got to steal my stuff. >> reporter: an elephant now stands where the blessed virgin mary used to.
or who would want to steal it. >> they range between $200 and $700 apiece. >> reporter: surgeon anthony a detective with nutley police said nine religious statues have been stolen in the past several months along with other garden ornaments. >> we believe it may be the same people. >> reporter: confirmed the m.o. is always the same. items stolen at night from the front steps or front lawn. police believe the suspect or suspects may live right here in town and this pipeline to stay out of sight while transporting the stolen goods. william cook tells his statue of st. francis is untouched probably because it's good down and weighs 50 pounds. >> to lift that you have to be a weightlifter or somebody younger and stronger than i am. >> reporter: he is on the right track. police are now looking for this man. surveillance captured a white
patio furnitur taking two pieces. it's possible he is also behind the disappearance of st. anthony from maria's front yard. in nutley, new jersey, vanessa murdoch, cbs 2 news. >> police hope more surveillance video will identify a person oar vehicle of interest. a fire forces an evacuation at the old nabisco plant in new jersey. chopper 2 was over the scene on route 208 north in fair lawn this afternoon. firefighters were spotte flames that started in an exhaust fan. investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. no injuries were reported. for the third time this year, people into hoboken woke up to dry faucets after another water main break. crews ripped up a section of harrison treat this morning to repair the break. a 16" main gave way before 4 a.m. gushing water flooding streets
water was restored this afternoon. back in march two other breaks in hoboken. people in louisiana are just beginning to survey the damage from historic floods. many homeowners in baton rouge have no flood insurance because they live in low risk areas. 11 people died and more than 40,000 homes were damaged in the worst natural disaster since superstorm sandy. and you can always get them back. it crushes you. you feel like you're violated. >> tomorrow homeland security second jeh johnson will visit louisiana to help with the federal response. so far more than 9,000 people have filed flood insurance claims. >> lonnie, what's going on?
there in terms of the humidity and temperatures. what a pretty shot. we talk about how the edges of the clouds are more obscure almost like hazy air. average high it was combed today. same tomorrow in terms of temperature. humidity goes up because there's a stray shower or storm chance possible tomorrow. and then friday in the 90s with high humidity but not off
we have a nice looking setup out there. if you zoom in tight, put a little icon right there, mlw, mobile weather lab, cool looking shot right there. thank you for that picture. matt is at the helm of the camera and you can see the edge the clouds. we pan over to the cool looking vehicle. what i would like to you do let's get in tight on that monitor. i point is the registering because if you are 70 or above, it's oppressive. 77 in some spots. right now, the dew point which is the third number down, 62.1.
coming into the area. not for tonight, but for tomorrow. there will be spot showers or storms. still warm again but similar to today about 85 to 87 degrees. we'll talk about it in the extended forecast a little later. let's go back to you guys at the desk. >> thank you. they look like pills but they are actually tiny trackers. the new technology doctors are using to keep tabs on patients from afar. >> plus, a popular pizzeria seized and shut down. what the state says the restaurant did wrong. my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are.
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this new technology helped doctors and parents keep kids healthy. >> reporter: five-year-old riley kinman has to take medication twice a day after having a kidney transplant. the pills keep her body from rejecting the kidney she got from her dad. but these aren't just any pills. each one also has a tiny sensor which activates inside riley's stomach and transmits a signal to a patch she wears. the technology to her doctor and parents that she took her meds. >> if they are missing medications, they are at higher risk for potential complications. >> reporter: children's health in dallas is the first hospital in the country to use the technology in kids. and it's not just whether they take their meds. smart pills also keep track of patients in other ways that impact their health. >> it provides heart rate monitor functions, it gives us an idea of, uhm, activity and
hope the technology will also give riley her independence. >> right now we're in charge. but, you know, 10, 15 years from now, i'll know exactly when she took her medicine and i don't have toking in a her about it. >> reporter: giving everyone peace of mind. now, the smart pills are especially important when young patients hit their teens. that's when they rebel against routines because medications only work when they're taken as directed. dick? >> all right. max, we understand a little that really is causing concern for parents, right? >> well, that's right. it's about sugar and what it does to a child's behavior. i think you'll be surprised at what the experts say here. >> age-old debate, right? maybe it will be blown out of the water. >> we'll find out more coming up. up next, overrun are rodents and overgrow with weeds. no one will clean it up.
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a nassau county is overrun by rodents because of an overgrown property that belongs to the long island rail road. good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm jessica moore. >> i'm dick brennan. people in levittown say the mta is a bad neighbor letting weeds grow out of control and not maintaining its property. after years of complaints, they are tired of waiting and want something done now. cbs 2's carolyn gusof >> reporter: for the woman and her disabled daughter summer brings insects and rodents into their levittown backyards. >> she should be able to play out here. and we can't do that. >> reporter: traps that line their 6-foot high fence haven't stopped mice from getting inside, too. >> have seen rats. >> mice and rats a lot of them. >> reporter: neighbor say it's a jungle two miles through the heart of levittown with 5-foot- high weeds breeding ground for rats and dumping for litter.
where a manicured lawn is required by code. >> it makes our house look bad. it's overground two garbage. >> welcome to the two mile stretch of long island rail road zombie property. >> reporter: they blame the lirr the site of this defunct central line. 100 years ago there were tracks on this stretch that transported people and ultimately the materials that built levittown. but generations later, the rail line is long gone but the insects and the vermin live on. they are demanding a simple fix. >> we're calling upon the long island rail road to get their act together. this is not rocket science. this doesn't need a study. it doesn't need a plan. it needs a lawnmower. >> reporter: the railroad says it must prioritize 700 miles of active track in need of constant attention for safety purposes. but trim this decommissioned
residents say that's not enough. >> i maintain my grass. there's no reason why mta canterbury in a crew and take care of its grass as well. >> reporter: the town could force a zombie business or homeowner to mow. no jurisdiction on mta property. so they have resolved to public shaming. carolyn gusoff, cbs 2 news. >> the mta will continue to stay in contact with local officials about maintaining that area. new at pizzeria was closed by the state. grimaldi was received by taxation and finance. the chelsea restaurant failed to pay nearly $122,000 in overdue sales taxes. huma abedin is one of the most recognizable behind the scenes women in the world. rarely do we ever hear from hillary clinton's right hand woman. but in a new interview she is opening up about her life.
always wondering what she is thinking, right? she is the vice chair of hillary clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. something of a fashion plate and the wife of scandal- plagued former congressman anthony weiner. she has remained quiet about herself but in a new interview with "vogue" magazine she opens up about her husband and his "sexting" scandal. >> reporter: the poised and photographed by famed photographer annie liebowitz at hillary clinton's campaign headquarters in brooklyn telling the magazine i have often thought if i weren't in politics i would work in fashion. known for her style, she is probably better known as hillary clinton's long-time aide and perhaps even more headline grabbing as the wife of disgraced politician anthony weiner. >> this is the first time i have spoken at a press conference and, um, you will have to bear with me because i'm very nervous. >> reporter: that was her back in 2013 speaking on behalf of
he battled scandal. throughout the documentary weiner we are given a look at the woman during her husband's failed campaign. she tells vogue she hasn't seen the film. she did say what she found attractive and inspiring about weiner was his dedication and passion. but during their first meeting, quote, i ordered tea and then left to ladies room. and then never came back. as for his scandals, she focused on work and relied on her muslim religion, friends, colleagues and son. jordan was the best thing that happened to us. our primary concern was the well-being of our son and ensuring he had everything he needed to feel loved and cared for and to thrive. she also spoke of motherly guilt experienced during her long workdays crediting her husband and also a nanny. as for her own political
boss. i know we were just talking about the documentary. i saw it. one of the big reasons i wanted to see it to know what's going through her mind. i still don't know. >> why -- it strikes me is why she would do this in the middle of a campaign. she is so sensitive to everything that could be brought up during the campaign of hillary clinton. >> it speaks to her ability to compartmentalize. so in some ways some people think she is someone who can keep it together in thid we have a warning tonight for you with stroller safety. a study in the journal for academic pediatrics finds accidents are sending thousands of children to the hospital every year. according to that report, two children ages 5 or younger are treated for stroller or carrier-related injuries every hour. the most common injuries are from falling and the products tipping. one quarter of those are traumatic brain injuries and
brain injuries or concussions could have long-term consequences on cognitive development so we want to make sure that parents are taking steps they can. >> those measures include always buckling children in, locking the wheels to prevent rolling and not hanging heavy bags or purses on the stroller handles. researchers say while the over number number of injuries is issue the number of incidents went down as manufacturers' standards improved. up next, tens of thousands of neighbors told to get out. and reduces communities to rubble. why fire crews are having trouble getting a handle on the fire. >> it was the definition of sportsmanship. olympic runners help each other to the finish line. now the competition takes a new turn. >> today in history in 1982 the first cd was manufactured at in germany. the band behind the cd was
broke out in the engine room on the caribbean fantasy ferry and spread. private vessels helped rescue passengers. 256 people were treated for heat stroke, shock and dehydration. 8 people had broken bones. the ship runs several times a week between puerto rico and the dominican republic. a lot of southern california families will be going home to nothing. that's the grim news tonight from firefighters battling california's newest wildfire as cbs 2's chris martinez reports, the fire is so fierce, it's even pushing firefighters to their limits. >> reporter: the massive bluecut wildfire has exploded to 30,000 acres about 60 miles east of los angeles. the wildfire raced up and down ridges overnight burning entire neighborhoods to the ground. >> just devastating and looks like it's just all the way around us. and i live that way and they
>> reporter: strong winds and dry brush fueled flames shooting smoke 80 feet into the air. >> this is the area where the firefighters were overcome by flames and injured. >> reporter: more than 1,000 fire crews are on the ground while helicopters and planes attack from the air. >> we are up against a fire that's burning so aggressively, that we are really struggling to keep up with it. >> reporter: evacuation orders have been issued for more than 80,000 people. but some residents are refusing to leave the mountain town of wrightwood. >> the area of wrightwood is right in the middle of that smoke. >> we would hate for the and you be stuck inside and not have a way out. >> reporter: several other large fires are burning across the state. the governor has declared a state of emergency. chris martinez, cbs news, in california. coming up, protecting student athletes on the field by occasionally keeping them off the field. up next, new rules that could change late summer practices for a lot of teams. how they are feeling the heat. >> and the mobile weather lab out and about in battery park. we'll check back in with lonnie quinn for a glimpse at
>> first, though, dana tyler joins us with what's coming up on cbs 2 news at 6:00. >> reporter: jessica and dick, tonight at 6:00, smoke and flames filling the sky over a long island marina. boat after boat burning in their slips. why firefighters called in arson investigators. also, calling on congress. local homeland security officials now saying new york city could become less safe if lawmakers don't approve more federal funding. those stories and more tonight
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knee. >> how nice is that? they stayed and helped each other to the finish line. >> unbelievable. >> not something you can recover from. high school football practices began this week on the heels of a heat wave. >> potentially deadly illnesses like heat stroke are always a concern when kids are exposed to extreme heat. steve overmyer spent the day with a high school football team to see how they are managing the heat. >> reporter: in a summer of extreme heat, extreme precautions need to be taken. >> there's a little common sense involved. it's really hot out regardless of what the real feel temperature, well, you know, you're not going ru and, of course, you want to keep the kids as hydrated as you can. >> reporter: new york state has created a new set of heat index procedures. if the heat index is over 96, you can have no outside football activity below 91 means they have no restrictions. today's the first day this team has been able to practice with no restrictions. >> you don't want anybody getting heat exhaustion. it's great and it's concrete in black and white. it's relatively easy to
to be monitored for heat illness. for every hour of activity, it's recommended that the child gets one hour of recovery. and it's not enough just to hydrate during the day. you need to make sure that they get water the night before. >> absolutely the night before and two days before and so on and they have all kinds of things now. i mean, pedia-lyte that stuff you give to little kids when they are baby that replenishes. >> he tells to us drink a gallon of water a da water to stay hydrated. >> reporter: the heat isn't that big a deal? >> not really. we want it hotter! turn up the heat! coach says turn up the heat. >> reporter: heat that should be forcing coaches to spend more time listening to lonnie. by the way, new jersey has similar guidelines to the one we just highlighted for you, that new york school. it applies to all sports across the board. dick and jessica, exhaustion, heat exhaustion, is an issue
>> wow. >> for more than 30 minutes. so that's why any kind of sports is a prime concern. >> pedia-lyte that's what you drink when you're sick. now it's their go-to. >> it replenishes the fluids without the sugar of gatorade. but those kids are tough! [ laughter ] >> they want more heat! how's the heat index now? lonnie quinn has more from the weather center. >> we are doing much better out there today than yesterday or know, just today nassau came out with the numbers, the hottest july in recorded history of following numbers. hottest one we have ever had on the planet according to nasa. in this area it's all about august. august the heat has settle up and it's been so hot and humid. there's the picture right now. a little relief today. you're looking at a current temperature of 82 degrees, ah! that's nice. mostly sunny.
rain chance for your day tomorrow. i'll try to narrow that down. spend some time talking about the weekend never too early to talk about the weekend forecast and we have to talk about fiona the next named storm. it is about 1,000 miles off the coast of africa so this is really in the middle of nowhere as of right now. there's the cape verdes islands which is the area of the -- of this massive water storm right now at 40 miles per hour winds moving northwest at 16 miles per hour. national hurricane center put out that cone and the track for the storm. never really gets its act going in terms of establishing itself as a hurricane but by the time you get to monday, it would -- maybe 50-mile-per- hour winds they think, 2 p.m. on monday. still quite a ways away from any land mass or island.
well east o bermuda. we'll see where it goes from there. it may not become a hurricane. we'll talk about the weekend. here's what i have for you. whether you're going to the beach or mountains, it looks as if saturday and sunday will be warmer than today. rain chance on sunday more probable later sunday. so it's possible you can get portions of daytime hours on looking good for us. the bigger picture shows you all the showers that are trying to make their way in. they just dissolve in this drier air that we have in place but eventually some of this could overwhelm the atmosphere and give us a chance for rain. not everybody is going to get it but this is 3 a.m. could be some bouts of heavy rain for some folks. some storms could make their way through. that's 3a here your 7 -- 3 a.m., here you are at 7:00. there could be a cell during the morning commute over
towards queens and maybe nassau county. then just spotty during the day on thursday. there's a rain chance, yes, doesn't look like it's going to be too much for the afternoon hours. for tomorrow, a spot shower or storm is possible. still warm. average for this time of year is 83. forecasting 87 for tomorrow. the humidity, it's not like it was yesterday. maybe a little bit higher than today but we're doing okay. then you get to friday. and now we're 88 degrees. it looks like a warm finish to this workweek and then you get to the weekend, temperatures go up at 89. sunday you're looking at 86. and you do see a little bit of a storm chance on saturday. its about a 20% risk. very, very minimal for saturday. sunday, it's increased to maybe 30 to 40% chance on sunday especially late sunday going into monday. but if you had looked at that seven-day forecast and saw the number i put on tuesday, monday is the day that we actually see a bona fide, a real cold front is going to come through. >> all right! >> drop the temperatures to some people not getting out of
city. we have a spectacular view of a lightning show over manhattan. these pictures were taken from hoboken last night looking across the hudson as the storms rolled in. the electrical storm was quite a sight in many parts of the tri-state area. while spectacular to look at, lightning of course is dangerous and we want to remind you, always stay inside during the storms. and more incredible pictures of another earth wonder. lava flowing into the ocean in hawaii. the largest of five active volcanos on the big island. it took two months to get to the water. 1,000 people a day are hiking to see the sight. 8 miles roundtrip. visitors are being warned not to get too close, good idea. [ laughter ] >> the lava flow can collapse unexpectedly so keep your distance. parents swear it's true but scientists say the sugar high kids get may be a myth. we'll explain next. >> old glory proudly displayed
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does to children's behavior. it's against what every parents thinks they knows about sugar that supposedly makes them hyper. dr. max gomez says don't be so sure. >> reporter: never be so sure. ask any parent or grandparent what happens when a child eats cake, candy, ice cream, even sugary soda has them bouncing off the walls. that's just another myth. is there anything kids like more than candy cake and ice cream? and anything parents like allegedly does to their behavior? >> they get more active and crash. >> reporter: even some kids say they can tell what sugar does to them. >> makes me hypersometimes. >> reporter: but a recent article in "new york" magazine has taken that belief and called it a myth. the author said several studies including an analysis of more than 20 studies by a pediatrician at the university of oklahoma that found no correlation between kids
hyperactive behavior. >> the research is actually showing that kids do not get hyperactive after eating sugar. actually it's just the same as if they didn't have any sugar at all. >> reporter: a clinical psychologist and new mother says the sugar myth has stuck around because parents believe sugar affects their child. >> they will be more likely to notice things so they will be on the lookout for more sort of jumping around, seeming more energetic, maybe being a little more aggresso more likely to notice it. >> reporter: she and others say the hyperbehavior is often because of when kids are eating sugar. it's the birthday party, halloween, holidays, that gets them excited, not the sugar. some kids today seem to agree. >> i don't really get affected that much. >> reporter: but his brother does think it changes him a little. >> it makes me do this. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, there are plenty of reasons not to give your kids a lot of sugar
the obesity epidemic amongst children in this country. but an occasional cupcake or ice cream, it's not going to hurt them. >> the guy was honest about it. he knows how it makes his eyes react, right? >> the kid -- good move. >> they get riled up at parties anyway. >> that's right. >> good point. >> that's what's doing it. >> who knew? thank you, max. that's it for the news at 5:00. we'll see you again at 11:00. the news at 6:00 starts right now. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. tonight at 6:00, fire on the water. luxury boats up in flames at a long island marina. now the arson squad is investigating. >> sounding the alarm. homeland security leaders in new york say the city could be at risk without more federal funneling. >> and the flag fight. firefighters furious when their they are ordered to -- when they're ordered to remove the american flag from fire
worse than first predicted. good evening, i'm dana tyler. boat after boat at a south shore marina burning. a drone camera with the video you see here showing flames and smoke in the sky. these are family boats, now destroyed or damaged at the height of the summer vacation season. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan talks to distraught owners in st >> i'm devastated. it's like losing your home. >> reporter: boat owners rushed to the marinein a for a look in person overcome with emotion after seeing photos and videos posted by concerned neighbors on social media. the patchogue shores marina blaze raged out of control sparked by high winds and difficulty responders had in maneuvering to reach all threatened boats.
boat after boat caught fire in the basin. >> this is our home where we live and socialize and make family memories. >> reporter: the marina owner is grateful nobody was seriously injured. >> they saved my business, the building and the gas tanks from going up. >> it was tough, windy with the boat. it was definitely a hard time getting into the small cove here. >> reporter: several firefighters were briefly hospitalized chemicals from the charred boats constructed with fiberglass, melted plastics everywhere. >> first off our main concern is the pollution aspects of it. so they are going to bring booms and pads and clean up the pollution part of it. >> reporter: nearby neighbors were issued code red for several hours keeping them indoors with instructions to clear airborne debris from windows or doors. >> this whole marina could have gone up. >> a total loss. >> devastation.