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it's 4:30, 78 degrees on this thursday, august 18th. a warm day ahead with highs of 85 and above and a slight uptick in the humidity. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> an i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, a suffolk county woman drowns in a say it was no accident. >> her 23-year-old son is now under arrest. cbs 2's ali bauman has more live from lloyd harbor this morning. ali. >>reporter: well, it's a quiet million dollar neighborhood on long island, but it was just in this back yard that police found one mother dead and now the main suspect her son. take a look. you can see 23-year-old dennis collins charged with second- degree mur after police found his mother dead, believed to be intentionally drowned in her own back yard pool.
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hill road at 4:00 p.m. yesterday and foup the body of its resident, 63-year-old elizabeth cullen outside. the suffolk county homicide department was called in to investigate and less than two hours later police arrest elizabeth's son, dennis. >> when we were processing the scene, again, we arrived approximately 4:15 p.m. while we were processing the scene, that's when he returned to the scene and we placed him unarrest meal and approximately 5:50 p.m. it was his own indication that he resisted arrest. >>reporter: dennis cullen spent the night in the precinct and is expected to be arraigned later today. we're live in loi harbor, new york, ali bauman, cbs 2 news >> ali, thank you. police on the hunt for a man who tried to rob an off- duty cop in the bronx. it happened just before 7:00 last night on clinton avenue near crotona park. police say the man tried to grab some necklaces from the officer's neck. there was a struggle, and the officer fired one shot. police say the robber was not
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all right. time now coming up on 4:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s and vanessa murdock is in for john. vanessa. >> well, it is going to be a little more muggy when you step outside this morning. you'll notice that, and we have rain moving on through. it's of the light variety this morning an should be out of here by, say, 8:00 and then showers this afternoon are possible. but here's a look at the current radar picture. some more moderate rain heading through and towards [ no audio ] as well as up in dutchess county a pocket of more disturbance moving on through. and as i said, it ra really just last until 8:00 this morning, and then this afternoon we have a chance for more wet weather, a chance for showers and storms. at 8:00 a.m. 75, it's feeling like 76 out there, likely still some lingering showers. by noon 79, mostly cloudy. and then as we make our way toward 2:00 this afternoon, it's 85, feeling like 87. an after that point in time we could start to see that next round of showers and storms beginning to pop up on the radar. i'll have your full forecast
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of course, and a very lovely stretch of weather next week. but right now it's time to check in with alex and your time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you are a traveling in manhattan 36th street closed between seventh avenue an broadway. it's due to a manshoal explosion that is unway. crews are there investigating in queens. we also have a water main break. it has 30th avenue closed at 12th street. also an accident blocks two lanes on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. we have delays that extend back e paramus this morning, kind of busy out there. route 17 closed an detoured as you make your way northbound between century road an midland avenue. two lanes are blocked on the southbound side as well. very similar to what you had to deal with yesterday at this time of morning. alternate parking, it is in effect city wide. do be safe don't text and drive. andrea. >> alex, thank you. two american swimmers ordered to stay in brazil have left the rio airport after being questioned by local
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questioning about claims they were robbed in rio early sunday morning. yesterday a brazilian judge issued orders to seize the passports of gold medalist ryan lochte an jimmy fagan after seeing this video obtained by the daily mail. it shows the four athletes returning to the village sunday morning after the robbery. the judge says the athletes do not appear shake isen up and offer conflicting details of what happened. lochte's father says his son has already returned to the u.s. back here at home an update on the little ferry fire, officials say a 5-year- old girl an her grandmother have both died from their injuries. the flames raced through a three-story multi-family home on washington avenue late tuesday night. a police lieutenant who happened to be driving by grabbed a neighbor's ladder to rescue people. at least five others were taken to the hospital. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. police are on the verge of charging a career criminal with rape. the man allegedly attacked a woman near a subway station and
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help. cbs 2's tracy carasco has the new detail from bushwick. >>reporter: a 52-year-old man now in police custody for allegedly raping and robbing a 27-year-old woman at knifepoint. around 2:30 tuesday morning after stalking her as she got off the j train at the kiej station. police say the man ran away with her cell phone and cash after telling the victim, don't tell police or i'll kill you. but an unusual break in the case this morning when the suspect himself called a pay phone. >> they get there. as the officers are talking to him, he says what i really want is a ride to the train. ly want my cop said, well, we don't give rides to the train. >>reporter: the officers knowing the suspect's description, recognized him by his distinct red sneakers and agreed to give him a ride straight to the 83rd police precinct. >> the officers right officers realized this is the guy. they said, well, listen, we'll give you a ride, but we have a
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car unless we know what you have in your pockets, so do you have anything that can harm us. and he says i have a knife and pulled it out from his back pocket. >>reporter: records show is the suspect is a level 3 sex offenderred and has 14 prior arrests for possession of stolen property, criminal mischief and rape for which he was arrested in 1984. he spent 17 years in state prison an was paroled in 2002. the nypd area are up 32% over the last year, 21 so far this year compared to 16 for the same period last year. >> tracy carasco reporting. >> and police say this is an ongoing investigation. the suspect has not yet been charged. other news this morning, muslim leaders gathered in jamaica, queens to once again call for justice following the shooting deaths of an imam and his assistant. the leaders want the murders
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imam malauma akonjee was killed saturday afternoon. oscar morel is charged in the murders. police have not yet determined a motive. now to campaign 2016, donald trump appears at a rally in north carolina today. hillary clinton appears next at a massachusetts fundraiser on sunday. yesterday clinton said trump's decision to shake up his campaign staff won't change his message or who he is. chairman stephen ban bannon and kelly ann conway to be campaign person. >> there is no new donald trump, this is it. >> trump and his top advisers have been meeting at trump tower here in new york. they say they've been discussing tactics to defeat radical islamic terrorism. time now is 4:37. coming up boat after boat burning at this long island
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massive fire. we keep our houses maintained. this person here just disregards everything. >> overgrown and abandoned. why new jersey neighbors say this property is not just an eyesore, but it's also dangerous. vanessa. >> well, we do have wet weather moving on through right now, cloudy skies over the city and sticky. so, yes, some early drops, then isolated showers in the forecast later, maybe some thunderstorms as well, and those chances for wet weather linger, not just tomorrowt coming up i will have some details and we'll talk about a much more pleasant stretch as we make our way into mid week
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78 degrees and it's only 4:40 in the morning. at least that humidity is down a little. yes it did feel a heck of a lot better even though it was still kien of hot out there. we'll -- kind of hot out there. we'll get you to the traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. now to the man who scaled the walls of trump tower. police say stephen re get a carefully planned his climb to the 21st floor by ordering equipment ahead of time and practicing a lot. they say the 19-year-old from virginia also waited until his parents were out of town before he drove to new york ra gat a was arraigned yesterday on misdemeanor charges. his attorney call the climb, quote, profoundly stupid. more than 80,000 california residents remain under evacuation orders this morning as a huge wildfire continues to spread. the blue cut fire has charred nearly 47 square miles since tuesday morning. investigators say the flames in san bernardino county are the result of five years of drought there. at least a dozen buildings have been destroyed.
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now risen to 13. state officials say 6,000 people remain in shelters, but that is down from more than 11.000 earlier in the week. more than 40,000 homes have been damaged, homeland security secretary jeh johnson will visit louisiana today to review the federal government's response. time now is 4:42. it is time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa murdock is in for john elliot this morning. hi, vanessa. >> good morning. it is a dreary morning out there, but, hey, a little bit pleased with that, especially our weather watchers, although it could cause a slowdown for your morning commute. let's take a look, shall we? 73 degrees is where we start our day off from anthony in cedar grove. reporting rain there, 90% humidity. is this a soaker of a day? and the answer is no. we've got this steady rain kind of pushing through right now. as we get 92 mid morning hours, we start to dry out a bit and this afternoon some more isolated activity will come into play.
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happening here across the city skyline. it's a murky picture. it's light rain moving through, 78 degrees, winds are calm, relative humidity right now at 61%. what you need to know is it will feel much more humid when you step outside this morning than it did yesterday, and unfortunately the trend moving forward is for humidity levels to steadily rise as we make our way into the weekend. sunday will be the most sticky of the next several days. temperatures right now ranging from 64 in monticello to 79 in ed ison 74 in greenwich. as we look at the 24-hour temperature change, 7 degrees cooler in the hamptons, 7 degrees cooler in monticello. the dewpoints are pretty much on par where they were yes morning, but not compared to yesterday afternoon. it felt really lovely yesterday afternoon. on the vortex satellite and radar picture right now, here's our steady stretch of rain, making its way off slowly in the north slp northeasterly direction. until roughly 8:00 a.m. i think this is a problem out there.
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out a little bit. later today another round possible of showers and storms. yes, it is looking like a day of mostly cloudy skies for us. so here we go, through the mid morning hours, things are looking a little bit better, some breaks of sun. but then this afternoon, 3:00, notice how we start to see a little more isolated activity popping up on the radar. and then as we go through the overnight hours, it settles down again. tomorrow a repeat, especially by afternoon, isolated showers and storms are in the forecast. and unfortuly first half of your weekend, showers are possible again on saturday. sunday much more well organized activity moves through late in the day. for today a high of 85, early rain and then that afternoon shower and storm chance, getting sticky again today. then tonight we're looking at stray shower and 73 degrees. for tomorrow just a little bit warmer out there, showers and storms still possible, saturday 87. 30%risk of showers and storms sunday, a 50% chance of thunderstorms. alex, over to you. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone.
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blocking two lanes on the southbound siefd the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. we have delays that sten back to the l.i.e. also now a water main break has 30th avenue closed at 12th street, so something else that's going to slow your ride, as well as in paramus two lane rs blocked on route 17 southbound between midland avenue and century road for construction. the northbound closure has reopened, so a little bit of good news which continues into mass transit. everything is on or close to schedule if you're taking metro north, path trains, new jersey transit or li effect city wide today. do be safe, don't text and drive. an dree, a back to you >> alex, thank you. if you're just waking up, here's a quick look at some of the stories making news this morning, suffolk county police say they've charged a man with the murder of his own mother in lloyd harbor. 23-year-old dennis cullen is accused of drowning 63-year-old elizabeth cullen in their back yard pool. police are searching for a man who tried to rob an off- duty cop in the bronx. it happened last night near crotona park. police say the officer fired
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the robber was not hit and ran off. the u.s. olympic committee says two american swimmers detained by brazilian authorities last night have been released. jack conquer and gunnar bentz have agreed to cooperate with police, investigating their claims that they were rob. a third swimmer in the case, jimmy fegan will also speak to police. ryan lochte who claimed a robber put a gun to his head is already back in the u.s. cleanup and damage estimatil south shore marina. a security camera shows the flame that is tore through the boats there. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan spoke with distraught boat owners in each patchogue. >> it's like losing a home. >>reporter: boaters rush to the marina for a first glance 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
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threatened water craft >> this is a mess. they're spraying the best they can. all the boats are on fire. >>reporter: a resident sent up a drone over richie wright's house capturing the dense smoke, boat after boat catching fire in the popular south shore yacht basin >> this is our home this. is where we spend our summers and hang out and socialize and -- socialize and make family memories >> this is where it started. >>reporter: this owner is just grateful no one was seriously injured. >> they saved my business, they saved the building, the gas it was windy with the boat it was definitely a hard time getting into this small cove here. >>reporter: several firefighters were briefly hospitalized after inhaling chemicals from the charred boats constructed with fiberglass, melted plastics everywhere. >> first off, our main concern is the pollution aspect of it. so they'll come out with pollution boom pads and clean up the pollution part of it. >>reporter: nearby neighbors were issued code red for hours,
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telling them to clean debris from windows and doors >> this whole marina could have gone up. >> total loss loss >> total devastation. >>reporter: arson squad detectives say although the cause remains undetermined, it appears noncriminal, the fire starting in one boat and spreading. from east patchogue, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> officials from the state department of conservation were at the scene yesterday monitoring the cleanup. time now 4:48. up next a flag fight. why a group of firefighters were told to remd and caught on camera, a couple struck by lightning right outside their own home. we'll also get another check on traffic and weather on
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?? all right urks good morning. i don't know -- all right. good morning. i don't know. is it good to be up this early? if you are, thanks for watching us. 79 degrees as we take a live look outside. today lears in poughkeepsie will try to reach a compromise after a controversial decision regarding the american flag. the arlington fire board of commison flags removed from fire trucks. firefighters in the arlington district are upset by the decision, but the board's chairman maintains the flags pose a safety hazard. >> the firefighters are going up and down, you know, very rapidly, they're wearing bunker gear. >> i was very disappointed when the board members that were against having the flags on the vehicles gave me the directive to have them removed. >> two commissioners, the fire chief and union members will all meet today. in the meantime some residents
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they plan to protest. well, caught on camera in texas, a couple struck by lightning while their children stood just feet away. surveillance video shows the couple unloading groceries from their suv when a storm hit. the dad was thrown to the ground. officials say the electricity passed through him to his wife who was inside the vehicle. the family's kids were not hit. >> scary. >> yeah. time now is 4:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa. >> yeah. thunder around. that means you gotta get inside, folks. all right, presently no lightning out there, so that's good news. but we do have rain moving on through. it's pretty steady. it will be around until roughly 8:00 a.m. after that we'll see some drying out. through the midday hours, this afternoon, though, again another chance for showers and storms. yeah, a stray rumble of thunder later this afternoon. highs will be very close to seasonable, in the low and mid- 80s. you will notice it is a little more sticky out there this morning than it was yesterday
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rising as we make our way into the weekend as will rain chances. we have a 50% chance on today because of the rain moving through early. but later on it drops off to about a 20% chance. for your friday a 20% chance of showers and storms, a 30% chance on saturday. sunday a cold front moves through late in the day with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. time now for a check on those roadways with alex dens. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling in queens, we have changes for you already. it's an accident that blocks two lanes on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko be. l.i.e. also a water main break has 30th avenue closed at 12th street. so plan for that. also in paramus two lanes are blocked on route 17 southbound between midland avenue and century road for construction. the northbound closure has since reopened. a live look outside to the bronx. thankful to say no delays on the cross bronx expressway at the alexander hamilton bridge. also clear as you make your way onto the major deegan. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide today. be safe don't text and drive. chris and andrea, back to you
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ask your doctor about xarelto. there's more to know. xarelto. residents in a new jersey neighborhood are fed up. >> they're living near a home that was flooded during superstorm sandy and then abandoned, and they say the borough has done little to address the mess. cbs 2's valerie castro is demanding answers monte place in the borough of monachie, new jersey has a lot to be desired. the owner says it was heavily damage damageed in superstorm sandy and since then he's waited for help from government agencies and insurance companies to make repairs. in the meantime neighbors say they've had enough. >> we can't stay ouz. we get bit. we get bit by mosquitoes. >>reporter: diane carro says she's begged the borough over several years to step in and
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up. dennis mucarrow is the mayor. >> one day is too long when you live next to a property like this. >>reporter: he says the owner has recently paid a $500 fine and made efforts to clean up the property in the past. >> he promised the judge he'd clean up. now he hasn't cleaned up. now the borough needs to step in again. >>reporter: tuesday night the mayor says this orange notice was placed on the home declaring it unsafe for human occupancy. the owner was given until august 21st to clear the grass and cut the debris -- cut the a the mayor will step in. neighbors say they've waited far too long. >> three years battling this. we keep our houses maintained, our lawns, we take pride in our house, and then this person here just disregards everything. >>reporter: when can residents expect to see this property cleaned up? >> i'm hoping within the next week or so. >>reporter: the homeowner told me on the phone he's been dealing with some family health
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property cleaned up. in monachie, new jersey, valerie castro, cbs 2 news. >> and the homeowner has a second property in the same town. he says that one was also damaged in superstorm sandy. time is 4:58 right now. still ahead, you've heard of smart phones and smart tvs, but what about smart pills? how new technology is helping doctors keep tabs on their patients. plus an unholy crime. religious statues disappearing from people's yards, and now police need your help searching for the thief. and our top story this morning, a long island man mother. cbs 2 news this morning at 5:00
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the difference is easy to absorb. it is fierveg, 78 degrees on this thursday, august 18th. a warm day ahead with a high around 85 and a slight uptick in the humidity. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. swimmers detained, question but they can't leave brazil just yet. new developments in the reported robbery of olympic swimmer ryan lochte and three of his teammates. but, first, a murder on long island. police arrest a man accused of drowning his own mother. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. our top story this morning, an affluent long island community stunned by what police are calling a woman's intentional drowning. >> the accused killer her son. cbs 2's ali bauman has more
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morning. ali. >>reporter: well, this neighborhood is not used to any type of violent crime, but now police are investigating a 23- year-old man after finding his own mother dead in this back yard. now, take a look at dennis cullen charged with second- degree murder after police found his mother, 63-year-old elizabeth cullen dead outside of their home, believed to be intentionally drowned in her own back yard pool. lloyd harbor police were responding to a request to check on the home at 70 white hill road at 4:00 p.m. yesterday and found elizabeth department was called in to investigate and less than two hours later police arrested elizabeth's son, dennis. >> lloyd harbor police received a call about a possible intentional drowning. lloyd harbor responded to the scene and found the deceased who was later determined to be elizabeth cullen in the back yard. the evidence suggested that she was intentionally drowned as
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the home, and we placed him under arrest. >>reporter: police say dennis did not resist arrest and he's expected to be arraigned in court later today. we're live in lloyd harbor, new york, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> ali, thank you. 5:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get over to vanessa murdock in for john this morning. hi, vanessa. >> good morning, everybody. we have some rain moving on through this morning, so those roadways will likely be a little bit wet. no steady, heavy rain per se, but it's mostly of the moderate variety. here's a look. biggest cluster really well north of the city up in dutchess county. it's all making its way off in the easterly direction until roughly 8:00 a.m. we'll be dealing with this cluster of rain, and then we get a midday break. so we are looking at a mixture of sunshine and clouds for your midday forecast. but then this afternoon a stray shower or storm becomes possible again. it is more muggy out there this morning than it was yesterday. it will be a warm day, a high of 85 will feel like 87
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day, by 8:00 a.m. it's 75, still maybe a lingering shower well east of the city. noon it's 79 degrees, and i think it's just a mixture of sunshine an clouds. 2:00 85 degrees, and that's when we may start to see some stray action popping back up. i'll have your full forecast coming up shortly. we'll talk about the weekend. right now i want to send it over to alex for your time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everybody. well, in queens it's an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge here. we have delays back to the l.i.e. also a water main 30th avenue closed. this is at 12th street. and in paramus, new jersey, it's two lanes blocked on route 17 as you make your way southbound. this is between midland avenue and century road, ongoing construction work there. a live look to the george washington bridge. delay free on the upper level. lower level also moving well. construction there has since cleared out. it has reopen. the lincoln and holland tunnels are also flowing freeley for you. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and andrea, back to you.
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american swimmers were expected to give statements today about the gunpoint robbery they reported over the weekend >> yesterday two swimmers were pull off a u.s.-bound plane and questioned. cbs 2's meg baker joins us live from the newsroom with the latest. meg. >>reporter: chris and andrea, now the olympic swimming competition is over, but instead of coming home to celebrate their achievements, like you said, two swimmers were pull off a plane to be interrogated by authorities. there is little evidence to support their story that they were rob this is video of u.s. swimmers, including ryan lochte returning to the olympic village around 7:00 a.m. on sunday morning. in this video from the daily mail, you can see the teammates go through security to get back inside. the athletes claimed they were rob at gunpoint in a taxi that night by thieves posing as police police officers, as they returned from a party at francis hospitality house. >> they pulled us over, they pull out their guns, they told
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>>reporter: but a brazilian judge says the swimmers' stories aren't matching up and ordered their passports seized. lochte claims they were robbed by one person who stole $400 from him. jimmy fagan says they were robbed by several people. the judge also noted that the swimmers do not appear shaken in this security video is. the international olympic committee also has questions. >> all i can tell you -- i mean, all i messaged and they said it was lochte and it wasn't true, so i guess the story may change, but i can only tell you you need to go to yusap to get the facts. i'm just purely passing them from a spokesman. >>reporter: lochte was able to return to the u.s. but this was jack conger and gunnar bentz last night. they were taken off their u.s.- bound train and -- plane in
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their lawyer says they will not be allowd to leave the country until they provide a testimony about the robbery which they have yet to do. the lawyer for the two says they will cooperate with brazilian authorities. fagan plans to make further statements on the incident later today. the u.s. consulate did not have any answers. >> i cannot speak anything more than i already have, but if you guys would like to get more information, i suggest you would talk to the brazilians. >>reporter: lochte, who was already in the u.s. took the gold in rio as a member of the team. he wrote on social media today that his story is true. his attorney says that brazilian officials were just trying to deflect criticism of problems at the rio games. live in the newsroom, meg baker. >> meg, thank you. back here at home a stunning twist in the disappearance of a linden, new jersey mother. a woman considered a friend, along with an accused accomplice are now charged with her murder. on tuesday police found the
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long branch home. she vanish back in march four months after being injured by gunfire as she sat in her car. yesterday jennifer sweeney and andre harris were charged with first-degree murder. prosecutors say they'll also be charged in that shooting. an update now on the man who scaled the outside walls of trump tower. prosecutors say steven regatta carefully planned his climb to the 21st floor by ordering equipment ahead of time and practicing a lot. they say the 19-year-old from virginia also waited until his parents were out of town before he regatta was rained yesterday on misdemeanor charges. his lawyer told his client -- said his client was profoundly stupid. >> to say the least. to campaign 2016 now, hillary clinton's next scheduled event is a fundraiser in on sunday. in the meantime, donald trump will speak in charlotte, north carolina later today. >> trump's appearance comes as his campaign is under new management, the third shakeup in the last eight weeks. cbs 2's dick brennan has this report. >>reporter: trump debuted the
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roundtable at trump tower. there was ceo stephen bannon of breitbart news and campaign manager kelly ann conway sitting next to paul manafort who remains chairman. earlier in the day conway spoke about reshaping the campaign. >> my own view of the pivot is substance, it's not style. >>reporter: the roundtable preceded trump's first national security briefing. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani and long island congressman peter king had prominent seats at the table. >> the local police, they're not getting the information that they need. >>reporter: hillary clinton toured a high school cleveland today. >> i want to register all 18 years old automatically. >>reporter: at a rally she dismissed the changes trump made. >> he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. they can make him read new words from a teleprompter, but he is still the same man. there is no new donald trump. this is it. >>reporter: "face the nation" host john dickerson says trump should expect to be judged on
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is even though i have no experience, i'll come into the presidency and whip it into shape because i have special management skill. well, his campaign is a test of that. >> that was dick brennan reporting. right now hillary clinton is leading the polls in just about every swing state. house republicans hope she may still be damaged by her e-mail scandal. yesterday they received a request -- on tuesday, excuse me, they received requested documents from the fbi's earlier investigation. well, the time is now nine minutes after the coming up a local pizzeria forced to close. why the state had to shut it down. plus this: [ no audio ] all right. we'll have more stories coming up after the break, plus a traffic stop leads police to a small arsenal of weapons where nypd officers found these guns and ammunition. vanessa. >> we've got some light rain making its way across the region. your checklist for today,
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just this morning, possibly later as well, and it is going to be a warm and kind of sticky day. so don't forget the water. i'll have your full forecast
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i can't believe my role isn't bigger. real ingredients. unbelievable taste. enjoy i can't believe it's not butter! hey, it's 5:12. you know what that mean? time for a little traffic and weather on the 2s. john is off, so vanessa, it's good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> the humidity -- yesterday was kind of nice, though.
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area scares me >> that little break was show short- -- was so short-lived. you're, like, this is fantastic. that's not the case. humidity is back this morning, not as intense as it was, of course, over the weekend. but as we make our way into this weekend it will gradually increase, sunday going to be the worst of it. let's take you live outside right now. let's see if i can give you some better news, other than humidity is climbing. right now we do have a little bit of wet weather moving on through, light rain, 73 degrees. as we look at the winds, they're out of he miles per hour. temperatures across the region, 64 in monticello, 76 right now in rossland. on the vortex satellite and radar picture, a little bit of light rain making its way across the throgs neck and whitestone bridge, heading off in the easterly direction. as we look at the bigger picture, this is our morning cluster of wet weather. it will be making its way off in the easterly direction. around 8:00 a.m. it wraps up. midday a little bit of a break, and then this afternoon chance returns again.
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winds 45 miles per hour, movement west/northwest at 16 miles per hour. it is closer to the cape verde islands than it was to the continental u.s. the expectation is it will continue moving off in the northwesterly direction, all the way through tuesday, maintaining tropical storm status. so something we'll be watching for you, but nothing that we're ultimately concerned with at this point in time. as we look at what's going on here, well, this afternoon a spotty rumble of thunder is expected. and then tomorrow similar story. unfortunately as saturday a chance for showers and storms, and you know what? sunday it's even more likely. so something to keep in mind as we make our way through the weekend. for today, 85 degrees, sticky, early chance of rain, afternoon chance as well. but those midday hours are looking pretty good. so let's go hea, shall we, talk about the extended forecast now, to our 87 degrees, a little bit more sticky and that chance. then saturday 87, a little more
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sunday, 85 degrees, super sticky, but the front rolling on through, though. early monday still a chance for storms and then the mid week forecast is sensational. we're talking about greatly reduced humidity and temperatures in some cases dropping off into the 70s. let's get a check on those roadways with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you're traveling in queens, we have several alerts to pass along to you. there's an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. we have delays now that extend also a water main break has 30th avenue closed, that's at 12th street. in paramus, new jersey, two lanes are blocked on route 17 as you make your way southbound between midland avenue and century road. ongoing construction work causing some delays there. a live look at the southern state parkway at fletcher avenue. this is in north valley stream, moving well here in both directions. and that trend continues to mass transit. everything is on or close to schedule if you're taking metro north, path trains, new jersey transit or lirr. alternate side parking, it is
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>> alex, thank you. people in levittown say the mta is a bad neighbor ling weeds grow out of control and not maintaining its property. >> after years of complaints, they're tired of waiting and want something finally done now. cbs 2's carolyn gustoff is demanding answers. >>reporter: for vienna kirklon and her disabled daughter, summer brings an unbearable onslawt of insects and rodents into their levittown back yard. >> she should be able to play out here and we can't do that. >>reporter: their six-foot high fence haven't stopped mice from getting inside too. >> we've seen rats >> mice and rats, yes, a lot of them. >>reporter: neighbors describe it as a jungle, two miles through the heart of levittown with five-foot high weeds, a breeding ground for rats, a dumping ground for litter. here in the cradle of suburbia where a manicured lawn is required by code. >> i feel like it makes our house look bad. it's overgrown, there's garbage in there. >> welcome to the long island
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supervises san teeno blames the lirr which owns the swath of land, the site of its defunct central line. a century ago there were train tracks along 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're demanding a simple fix. >> we're calling upon the long island railroad to get their act together. this this doesn't need a study, it doesn't need a plan, it needs a lawn mower. >>reporter: the railroad says it must prioritize 700 miles of active track in need of constant attention for safety purposes, but trim this decommissioned stretch just last month and will continue to do so. residents say that's not enough. >> i maintain my grass. there's no reason why mta can't bring in a crew and take care of the grass as well. >>reporter: the town could force a zombie home or business
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jurisdiction on staid-owned property, so they say they've resorted to a public shaming. in levittown, long island, carolyn gustoff, cbs 2 news. >> the mta also told us it will continue to stay in contact with local officials about maintaining the area. a south carolina man is facing weapons and drug charges after being pulled over for driving erratically in washington heights. police found an ak-47, a double- barrel shotgun, two 30-round magazines, huns of shotgun shells and a few ounces of marijuana. thedr and west 174th street on tuesday night. the state has closed a popular pizzeria in the city. sixth avenue gramalledi incorporated was seized by new york's department of taxation and finance. state officials say the chelsea restaurant next to the old lime light failed to pay nearly $122,000 in overdue sales tax. the tax liens date back to 2014. time is now 5:18. up next, hollywood in the bronx.
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benefits to the neighborhood. >> it's amazing all the ancillary jobs that are produced when you're producing a movie. the first production time after time is expected to generate $40 million in economic activity. >> along with the facility in port morris, silver cup has two other complexes in long island city. >> every time i drive by there i'm looking, is there somebody i know or i should know walking? >> just stars walking around. >> just stars walking around. >> wondering w >> exactly. you never know. time now is 5:22. our star in the weather department, vanessa murdock has the forecast. >> that's right. because john is not here, i get to temporarily take his status, that star status of our mr. john elliot. let's check in with our weather headlines. it is a wet start for some of us today. here's the deal, midday we get a break and then showers return later on. it's about a 20% chance later that we'll be dealing with showers, maybe a stray storm. lingering chances into your
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saturday a chance for showers and storms, sunday late in the day cold front rolls on through, bringing us our best bet for showers and storms for the rest of the week. and then summer relief arrives early mid week. we're talking temperatures for some only topping out in the upper 70s. in the meantime these showers are rolling on through, highs today will be in the low- to mid-80s where they should be, and it'll be a little muggy out there today. let's check in on those roadways with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, good morning. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling in queens, a rough ride, a water main break has t this is at 12th street. also that accident we've been following southbound on the bqe at the kosciuszko bridge has since cleared out. but you are still dealing with a little bit of delays. but as they start to ease we'll let you know. in paramus, we have two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound between midland and century road. that's for lingering construction there. now a live look to the tappen zee bridge, you are delay free making your way into westchester and rockland counties. throughout both counties as well, we have really no issues reported yet. alternate side parking, it is
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drive. chris and andrea, back to you >> alex, thank you. now to sports, history made at the olympic games in rio. three american women had never taken gold, silver and bronze in the same single event at a single olympics. but last night bree anna rolins, nea ali and caslin did just that, earning a top spot at the podium in this 100-meter hurdle final. look at them go. >> amazeing to see all those american flags up there, right? american track athletes won six medals last ni. medals, including 30 gold, well ahead of china and great britain. and locally now, sports action, the mets lost to arizona last night 13-5. for more now here's cbs 2's otis livingston. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the mets will start a four-game series in san francisco. the yankees had the night off after dropping another game to the blue jays. gary sanchez, though, another high point, his fifth homer in his first 15 big league games. yankees playing catchup all
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gregoris gets tripped up at short. then chase hadley's throwing made matters worse for c.c. sabathia. he struck out four, the most he's had in 12 years, but he also did that with medical melvin hutchins, sr. 7-4 the final, six games back in the wildcard. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2 sports update. well, you've heard of smart cars, smart phones, even smart washing machines, now pills. >> cbs 2's dr. max gomez says the technology helps keep parents and children healthy. >>reporter: 5-year-old riley 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 then sends data to her doctors and parents
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>> if patients are not taking their medications as prescribed or missing medication doses, we know that they're 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 activity and sleep 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 to nag her about it. >>reporter: giving everyone peace of mine. dr. max gomez, cbs 2 news. >> interesting. >> no parent wants that. >> right? time now 5:26. ahead at 5:30, parents swear it's true, but scientists say the sugar high kids get may
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>>reporter: a long island mother found dead in her own back yard and police say it was no accident. coming up a live report of the investigation and the family member who's now under arrest. and religious statues stolen, they keep disappearing from homeowners' yars. this surveillance video police want you to see when cbs 2 news this morning continues right
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it's 5:30, 73 degrees on this thursday, august 18th. another warm day today, highs in the mid-80s, but we could see some popup showers out there. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment. plus new developments in the investigation into claims by american swimmers that they were robbed in rio. two of the those swimmers were briefly detained overnight. bu investigation in suffolk county as a woman drowns in her back yard pool, but police say this was no accident. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us this morning. a young man from an upscale long island community is charged with murder. >> police say he intentionally drowned his mother. cbs 2's ali bauman has more live from lloyd harbor this morning. ali. >>reporter: well, it was just in this neighborhood where this million -- it was just in the back yard of this million dollar neighborhood where
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investigation is her son. take a look at 23-year-old dennis cullen, charged with second-degree murder after police found his mother, 63- year-old elizabeth cullen dead outside of their home, believed to be intentionally drowned in her own back yard pool. lloyd harbor police were responding to a request to check on the home at 70 white hill road at 4:00 p.m. yesterday and found elizabeth cullen's body outside. the suffolk county homicide department was called in to investigate and less than two hours later police arrested elizabeth's son, scene, again, we arrived approximately 4:15 p.m. while we were processing the scene, that's when he returned to the scene, and we placed him under arrest immediately and that was at approximately 5:50 p.m. it was his own indication that he resisted arrest. >>reporter: police say both mother and son lived in this home, but last night dennis spent the night in the precinct, and he's expected to be arraigned later today n. lloyd harbor, new york, ali bauman, cbs 2 news >> ali, thank you.
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time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get with vanessa murdock right now and talk about, well, these temperatures, mid-80s sounds good, but then you hear about the humid ilt. >> but not as bad as the weekend you're saying, last weekend? >> not as bad as last weekend or as bad as this weekend will be. so today it's going to be more sticky when you step outside than it was yesterday, but, again, not as bad as it will become moving forward. i think what you need to know today is that there are showers out there right now, and we're likely going to see a little bit more action later today. but this mornin there, and i know that's not the greatest of news as you're heading out for work this morning. the good news, though, is it's light to moderate, and we're not seeing any heavy rain or thunderstorms out there. as we roll on through your day, 8:00 a.m. 75 degrees, mostly cloudy and still a few stray showers likely east of the city. by noon 79, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. 2:00 it is 85, feeling like 87. i think we're still dry for the most part, but after 2:00 this morning some stray storms will likely be popping up on the radar.
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for later >> okay, vanessa, thank you. alex, how are the roads looking? some problem? >>reporter: some changes, yeah. if you're traveling in new jersey, paramus, specifically you've been dealing with this the better porlings of the week. two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound at midland avenue and century road, lingering construction already causing delays at 5:30 in the morning. also in queens, it's a water main break that has 30th avenue closed, that's at 12th street. no delays as you make your way to the hudson river crossings, the george washington bridge upper and lower levels are moving well. the lincoln and hundreds are also clear clear for you. mass transit on or close to schedule. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. andrea and chris, back to you >> alex, thank you. cialg olympic swimmer ryan lochte is back home in the u.s. this morning, but three of his teammates are in the middle of a legal ordeal back in rio. >> they're being questioned about the gunpoint robbery they reported over the weekend. cbs 2's meg baker joins us live from the newsroom with the latest. meg. >>reporter: chris and an dree, a not all fun and games at the
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by brazilian authorities who say there is little evidence to support their story that members of the team were robbed at gunpoint. this is video of u.s. swimmers, including ryan lochte returning to the olympic village around 7:00 a.m. on sunday morning. in this video from the daily mail, you can see the teammates go through security to get back inside. the athletes claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi that night by thieves posing as police officers as they returned from a francis hospitality house. >> they pulled us over, they pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. >>reporter: but a brazilian judge says the swimmers' stories aren't matching up and ordered their passports seized. lochte claims they were robbed by one person who stole $400 from him, jimmy fagan says they were robbed by several people. the judge also noted that the swimmers do not appear shaken
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committee also has questions. >> i messaged them and they spoke to lochte and said it wasn't true. i guess the story may change. >>reporter: lochte was able to return to the u.s., but this was jack conger and gunnar bentz last night. they were taken off their u.s.- bound plane and detained in brazil but later released, and their lawyer says they will not be allowed to leave the country until they provide a testimony about the robbery which they have yet to do. the lawyer for the two they will cooperate with brazilian authorities. fagan plans to make further statements on the incident later today. lochte is sticking with his story, posting on social media that it is true. his attorney says brazilian officials are just trying to deflect criticism of problems at the rio games. lochte took home gold in the men's 200-meter freestyle relay. live in the newsroom, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> melg meg, thank you. police are on the hunt for a man who tried to rob an off-
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it happened just before 7:00 last night on clinton avenue near crotona park. police say the man tried to grab some necklaces from the officer's neck. there was a struggle, and the officer fired one shot. police say the robber was not hit and ran off. happening today, a court appearance for a man accused of randomly slashing a woman's face in chelsea. 41-year-old kerry moore is charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. police say surveillance video captured his attack on 24-year- old amanda mri other slash isings. his lawyers have indicated they may pursue a psychiatric defense. an update on the little ferry fire we told you about yesterday. officials now say a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother have died from their injuries. the flames raced through a three-story multi-family home on washington avenue late tuesday night. a police lieutenant who happened to be driving by grabbed a neighbor's ladder to rescue people. at least five others were taken to the hospital.
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under investigation. an unusual break in a brooklyn rape case leads to a suspect. he's accused of raping and robbing a 27-year-old woman at knifepoint early tuesday as she got off the j train in bushwick. now, police say yesterday the suspect actually called 911 from a pay phone and asked for a ride to a train. when cops responded, they recognized his red sneakers from the victim's description. >> the officers realized this is the guy. they said, well, listen, we'll give you a ride, but we have a policy, department policy that we car unless we know what you have in your pockets. so do you have anything that can harm us? and he says i have a knife and pulled it out from his back pocket. >> the suspect is a level 3 sex offender. he has 14 prior arrests for robbery, drug possession, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief. he also spent 17 years in prison for rape. muslim leaders gathered in jamaica, queens to once again call for justice following the shooting deaths of an imam and
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classified as hate crimes. imam maulana akonjee and that area uddin were killed saturday afternoon after leaving their mosque in ozone park. oscar morall is charged in the murders. police have not yet determined his motive. well, a shortage of rest areas on interstates in new jersey are forcing truck drivers to stop in places officials say may not be safe. in maw by the way we saw several trucks parked on the shoulder of i-287 minutes from the new york state line. experts say waiting to happen. you can see why the highway suddenly widens to three lanes. drivers who are not paying attention may actually think it's moving traffic instead of parked trucks. the mayor of mawagh says the lack of designated stops is putting law enforcement and drivers in a bind. >> if my mawagh police moved them along, they're actually breaking the law because they have to stop to rest. >> officials say it would cost $5 million just to purchase a piece of property in mawagh
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up next an unholy crime spree, the virgin mary and st. anthony's vanish, the statues disappearing from people's yard an the clue that could stop the accused thief in his tracks. and caught on camera, a couple struck by lightning right outside their own home. now how they're doing this morning. and don't forget, you can connect with us during the show and all morning long. follow us on facebook and twitter. this pimple's gonna last forever. aw com'on. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly
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that's right, from the top, top, top of the empire state building we bring you these pictures this morning here at 5:41, 73 degrees on this thursday, august 18th. look at that sun peeking through. it's going to be another one of those days, folks. firefighters in california are struggling to keep up with a massive wildfire that's burning at a disturbingly fast
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tuesday morning. investigators say the flames in san bernardino county are the result of five years of drought. powerful winds are fueling the flames which destroy at least a dozen buildings, 82,000 people are under evacuation orders. the death toll in louisiana's severe flooding has risen to 13. state officials say 6,000 people remain in shelters, but that is down from more than 11.000 earlier in the week. more than 40,000 homes have been damaged. homeland securi today to review the federal government's response. time now is 5:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa murdock up with your forecast. hi, vanessa. >> hello, good morning, everybody. first check-in is with our weather watchers this morning. we've got some light rain moving across the region, and as far as i can tell, it is welcomed by our weather watchers. first checking in with elena. she says it's 76 degrees in brooklyn, and now the skies are cloudy, the rain has moved to the east of her. let's go ahead and check in, 68
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still reporting some showers in greenwood lake, reporting.07 inch of rainfall, so not an excessive amount of rainfall out there, but a little bit of light rain slowly moving across the region. by 8:00 a.m. it's out of here, we get a midday break and then some more showers and storms are possible this afternoon. live outside right now, 73 degrees, cloudy skies. things are looking okay. it is muggier out there this morning than it was yesterday. temperatures are ranging from 67 in hamburg, the ho we've got rain-cooled air out there. your allergy forecast, unfortunately not the best news here. we're in the medium to high range all the way through your weekend. rag weed and grass is the predominant pollens. if you look down here toward the bottom, your uv index is an 8. we're looking at good air quality, wonderful news. your humidity levels are rising, not just today, but all the way into the weekend. sunday will be the stickiest day as we make our way through
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that's because we do have disturbances moving on through. we will see opportunities for showers and storms all the way through your weekend. right now, though, just kind of a -- not a huge blob, but a cluster of showers, if you will, making their way off to the east. the bigger picture is this, that is because of an upper level disturbance. we want to look out to the west. sunday night this cold front well out to the west right now will cross the tri-state area into monday morning. behind that mae relief. we are talking humidity levels barely existent and temperatures topping out only in the upper 70s for some. let's show you what it looks like hour by hour. for today, again, morning showers passing, midday a mixture of sunshine and clouds. and then this afternoon another round of showers and storms is, not everybody will get hit. it's about a 20% chance of a shower or storm this afternoon. and that trend repeats itself tomorrow. we get more of an onshore flow tomorrow, chance for showers and storms, and unfortunately
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for today a high of 85 will feel like 87. again, a break midday, and then showers and storms possible later. 87 tomorrow, same story. sticky and stormy for your weekend, then that mid week relief is looking fantastic. let's check in now on the roadways with alex denis. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. in elizabeth an accident investigation, police are on scene. it has a lane blocked on route 1 and 9 northbound at grand street. a little farther north in paramus, two lanes are still blocked on route 17 between midland avenue and century road for lingering construction. heads up for ferry riders. c street direct service to and from jersey city in hoboken is canceled all day. it's due to repair work. new york waterway is offering free charters. that is from pier 11 in manhattan to jersey city in hoboken at 6:45 and 8:20 this morning. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and andrea, back to you >> okay, alex, thanks so much. caught on camera in texas, a couple struck by lightning while their children stood just feet away.
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couple unloading groceries from their suv when a storm hit. the dad was thrown to the ground. officials say the electricity passed through him to his wife who was inside the vehicle. luckily the family's kids were not hit. well, police are investigating the theft of religious statues from homes in nutley, new jersey. vanessa murdock has the story. >> i feel so bad. >>reporter: maria palmsano says she felt like crying when she discovered her statue of st. anthony had been stolen. >> i do th why do people steal my statue, you know? >>reporter: and just down the street an elephant stands with a virgin mary -- where the virgin mary used to. the owner, who did not want to speak on camera says she doesn't know why or who would want to steal it. >> they range anywhere between $200 and $700 a piece. >>reporter: sergeant anthony montenari a detective with the police say there have been several statues stolen over the last few months, along with other items like flower pots
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same actor or couple of actors. >>reporter: claims the m.o. is always the same, stolen from the front steps at night or the front lawn. police believe the suspect or suspects may live right here in town and could be using this pipeline to stay out of sight while transporting the stolen goods. william cook tells us his statue of st. francis of asee see has thankfully gone untouched, likely because it's glued down, maybe because it weighs 50 pounds. >> to lift that, he's gotta a weight lifter or somebody a lot younger than i am and stronger. >>reporter: he's on the right track. police are now looking for this guy, surveillance captured a white male in his 20s making off with patio furniture. he took one piece, then returned it 20 minutes -- returned 20 minutes later to snag another. it's possible he's also behind the disappearance of st. anthony from paul monsano's front yard. police are looking for more surveillance video. they're hoping it will clearly
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any home surveillance video to please come forward, that might help them. >> all right, vanessa. thank you. vanessa will be doing sports later on today. in our money watch this morning, one wireless carrier is getting rid of those annoying overage fees and kanye west hitting popup stores this wean. jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange with more this morning. hi, jill. >>reporter: good morning, chris. stocks finished higher after minutes from the fed's last meeting showing there's no real rush to raise interest rates again. the dow rose 21 points, he nasdaq gained a point. futures are pointing to a bit of a higher open today. more people are heading to their labor day destination by air. u.s. airline trade group says it expects american air travel to rise 4% between august 31st and september 6th. the group atribilities the increase to lower airfares which are down by about 6% this year, also airlines have been offering more flights. at & t is doing away with overage fees. starting sunday new cell plans will offer more data, but at a
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plan is now $30 which is $10 more expensive, but it does come with more than three times as much data. and kanye west is opening 21 popup stores this weekend, including here in new york, so the stores will sell mississippi related to his newest album "the life of pablo." west announced the news on twitter. no word on where the stores will be located or for how long they'll be open. but back in march he opened up a popup in soho for three days. the wait to get in was several repeat performance. chris. >> what's he selling? >>reporter: merchandise related to the album >> just kanye stuff, huh? want to be kanye, you too can shop for kanye shops. thanks, jill. >> wonder if taylor swift will be doing some shopping? i won't touch that one. >> touchy subject. coming up, no such thing as a sugar high. new research claims parents may actually overestimate the effects of sweet treats on their kiz. plus overgrown weeds and yards full of trash, neighbors
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why it still hasn't been cleaned up. first, here's otis livingston with a quick check on sports >> good morning, everyone . the yankees lost to the blue jays 7- 4, toronto takes 2-3. gary sanchez did hit his fifth homer in his first 15 big league games. yankees have the night off while the mets start a four-
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time now is 5:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa is up first. >> good morning, everybody. some showers moving through right now, but by mid morning we get some breaks, and it will be sunshine and sticky. then this afternoon a stray rumble of thunder is possible. we'll be in the low- to mid-80s for highs today, feeling like
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if you have plans to head to the beach or the mountains this weekend, what you need to know is there's a chance for showers and storms on saturday, a much better bet for showers and storms late on sunday. we're in the mid-80s saturday at the beach, mid-80s sunday as well and then for saturday and sunday up in the mountains, a little bit cooler, low 80s is the trend. back over to you now, alex, for a check on traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you're traveling in queens, an accident blocking the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it's at the l.i.e. we have some delays that extend back now to jewel avenue. also water main avenue closed. that is at 12th street. and in paramus, new jersey, two lanes are block on route 17 southbound between midland avenue and century road for construction. in brooklyn the gowanus is starting to build as you make your way northbound through industry city. typical rush hour delays at 5:53. alternate parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. andrea and chris, back to you >> alex, thank you. people in a new jersey neighborhood that was flooded by superstorm sandy are fed up with one of their residents who
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they are angry that the town has done little to address the mess. the owner of this home in moonachie says it was heavily damaged in superstorm sandy and since then he's waited for help from government agencies and insurance companies to make repairs. in the meantime neighbors say the unsightly property is more than just an eyesore. >> we can't stay outside. we get bit. we get bit by mosquitoes. >> one day is too long when you live next to a piece of property that's like this. >> the homeowner tells cbs 2 he's been dealing with health issues and financial trouble, adding he recently paid a $500 fine and has made efforts to clean the property in the past. well, some candy-crushing news on sugar and how it affects children's behavior. time and time again we've heard the notion that sugar makes kids hyper. as cbs 2's dr. max gomez explains, some are taking it with a grain of salt. >>reporter: is there anything more than kids like better than candy, cake and ice cream and anything parents like less, at least what it does to their
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>>reporter: even some kids say they can tell what sugar does to them. >> it makes me hypersometimes. >>reporter: but a recent article in new york magazine has taken that long-held belief and called it a myth. author carry ram pointed out several scientific studies, including an analysis by more than 20 studies by a pediatrician at the university of oklahoma that found no corelation between kids consuming sugar and hyperactive behavior. >> the research is actually showing that kids do not get but, actually, their behavior is just the same as if they didn't have any sugar at all. >>reporter: clinical psychologist and new mom jamie howard says the sugar myth has stuck around because parents believe sugar affects their child. >> there'll be more likely to notice things, so they'll be on the lookout for more sort of jumping around, seeming more energetic, maybe being a little more aggressive or undercontrolled with their behavior. so they'll just be more likely to notice those things.
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others say the hyper behavior is 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 ] >> dr. gomez, i know you know more than me, but my 2-year- old, i give him sugar. >> i'm with i gave my girls some chocolate last night, and they were nuts out of control, out of control and did not want to go to sleep. >>reporter: maybe they're thrilled we give them a treat, but i don't know. >> we're going with dr. max. >>reporter: i need someone to help me manage my little one when i give him some sugar >> take note, chris. >> my wife was saying the other day i'm not even allowed to have chicken mcnuggets or
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i'm sure they're 100% healthy right now. let's talk a little weather real quick >> yeah. so a little bit wet out there right now, midday a little bit of a break and a return this afternoon. we'll talk about the weekend coming up. >>reporter: slow ride in new jersey. we also have some issues in queens. we'll have that coming up for you as well. >> don't ever say slow ride in jersey. there's never been a slow ride in jersey. time now 5:57. the talk was once all about their olympic gold win, but now some members of the u.s. swim relay team are under investigation after they give mixed reports about an alleged robbery. who was briefly detained displayed on the back of this fire truck, but now one department is being ordered to remove the flags. the story when cbs 2 news this
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i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. it is 6:00, 73 degrees on this thursday, august 18th. looking nice out there. another warm day ahead with some popup showers this afternoon. good morning, i'm andrea grymes. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, here is your morning news to go. >> a 63-year-old suffolk county woman drowns in her back yard pool. who police have now charged with her murder. new developments in the alleged robbery of american swimmers in rio. two of the those swimmers briefly detained last night.
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for answers after the olympic swimmers gave mixed reports about what actually happened. the promise of his campaign is even though i have no experience, i'll come into the presidency and whip it into shape because i have special management skill. well, his campaign is a test of that. >> donald trump debuts a new campaign team. what's behind the shakeup and what his rival hillary clinton is saying about it. one flag is mounted to the back of one of our ladder the firefighters are going up and down, you know, very rapidly, they're in emergency situations, they're wearing bunker gear. >> we're going to wave the flag. so if they won't hang it on the trucks, commissioners won't do it, then we're going to stand out here and we're going to do it. >> firefighters ordered to remove american flags from their trucks. they're not happy about it and neither is the community. the meeting being held today that could create change. this is a mess.
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where we spend the summers, hang out and socialize and, you know, make family memories >> nearly a dozen boats on long island damaged in a devastating fire. why this massive blaze was so difficult for firefighters to put out. here we go, 22 pushup challenge. i was challenged by my boy chris pratt, this is to raise awareness for the 22 veterans who commit suicide daily. 22 pushups, here we go, and then i'm going to challenge them after this. >> well, 22 pushuplo up to the pushup challenge anyway. the new internet craze raising awareness for a wonderful cause. time now 6:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa murdock in for john this morning. vanessa. >> he does make those pushups look way too easy. all right. as you make your way out and about this morning, note that there are some showers moving on through. by 8:00 a.m. they're out of here. they should be off the east end of long island for the most part and we will get breaks of sun, it will be a muggy midday
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forecast. then this afternoon another chance of some showers and storms. but this afternoon it's about a 20% chance you'll be dealing with wet weather or some thunderstorm activity. by 8:00 a.m. we're up to 75 degrees, noon 79. it will feel like 81. and then this afternoon 85 degrees, a mixture of sunshine and clouds, and it's after that i expect round two to start popping up out there. but, again, not everybody will get action later on today. coming up in my full forecast, we'll talk about the weekend expectations. right now, though, alex is standing by with your time saver traffic. >>reporter: van an accident blocking a lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it's as you approach the l.i.e. we have delays now back to jewel avenue. also a water main break has 30 sth avenue closed. this is at 12th street. if you are traveling in paramus, we have two lanes blocked on route 17 southbound. this is between midland avenue and century road for construction. we have subway issues as well due to track maintenance, downtown d trains are running local only from 42nd street, bryant park to west fourth street, washington square.
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riders. i'll have the details about that coming up. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. andrea and chris, back to you >> alex, thank you. our top story this morning, an affluent long island community is stunned by what police are calling a woman's intentional drowning. >> the accused killer, her son. cbs 2's ali bauman has more live from lloyd harbor this morning. ali. >>reporter: well, police in this neighborhood not used to violent crime, but now they're investigating the death of a mother found in this back yard and their main suspect is her 23-year-old dennis cullen charged with second-degree mur after police found his mother, 63-year-old elizabeth cullen dead outside of their home, believed to be intentionally drowned in her own back yard pool. lloyd harbor police were responding to a request to check on the home at 70 white hill road at 4:00 p.m. yesterday and found elizabeth cullen's body outside. the suffolk county homicide department was called in to investigate and less than two hours later police arrested elizabeth's son, dennis.
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intentional drowning. lloyd harbor responded to the scene and found the deceased who was later determined to be elizabeth cullen in the back yard. the evidence suggested that she was intentionally drown as the call indicated. while we were processing the scene, the suspect returned to the home and we placed him under arrest. >>reporter: police say dennis did not resist arrest and he's expected to be arraigned in courtat ali bauman, cbs 2 news >> ali, thank you. at the olympics three american swimmers are expected to give statements to brazilian police today about the gunpoint robbery they reported over the weekend. >> yesterday two swimmers were pulled off a u.s.-bound plane and questioned. cbs 2's meg baker joins us live in the newsroom with more. meg. >>reporter: chris and andrea, drama outside of the pool, instead of coming home to celebrate the team's achievements, few swimmers were detained for interrogation by brazilian authorities who say
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members of the team were robbed at gunpoint. this is video of u.s. swimmers, including ryan lochte returning to the olympic village around 7:00 a.m. on sunday morning. in this video from the daily mail, you can see the teammates go through security to get back inside. the athletes claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi that night by thieves posing as police officers as they returned from a party at >> they pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. >>reporter: but a brazilian judge says the swimmer's stories aren't matching up and ordered their passports seized. lochte claims they were robbed by one person who stole $400 from him, jimmy feigen says they were robbed by several people. the judge also noted that the swimmers do not appear shaken in this security video is.
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>> they said they spoke to lochte and said it wasn't true, so i guess this story may change. >>reporter: lochte was able to return to the u.s., but this was jack conquer and gunnar bentz last night. they were taken off their u.s.- bound plane and detained in brazil, but later released and their lawyer says they will not be allowed to leave the country until they provide a testimony about the robbery which they have yet to do. the lawyer for the two says they will c feigen plans to make further statements on the incident later today. lochte has got that silver hair, but he took home gold in rio as a member of the men's 200-meter freestyle relay. now, in a statement his attorney says that brazilian officials are just trying to deflect criticism of problems at the rio games. live in the newsroom, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> meg, thank you. new this morning police are looking for the man who they say robbed a queens cafe in the middle of the night. surveillance cameras capture
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the oasis cafe in flushing last thursday just after 3:00 in the morning. the suspect allegedly went in through a back door, got into a locked room and made off with about $30,000 in cash an checks. a stunning twist in the disappearance of a linden, new jersey mother. a woman considered a friend and accused accomplice are now charged with her murder. on tuesday police found the body of 41-year-old ty rhode island ta julius in the back yard of a long branch home. she vanished in march four months after bei gunfire as she sat in her car. yesterday jennifer sweeney and andre harris were charged with first-degree murder. prosecutors say they'll also be charged in the shooting. happening today the man accused of hurling a suspicious package into a police van near times square last month is due to face a judge is. 52-year-old hector minesus has gone through a psychiatric evaluation and has been in police custody since the incident. two police officers were on patrol on july 20th when
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suspicious device into their vehicle. fortunately that device was not a bomb. time is now 8 minutes after the hour. a shakeup for donald trump's campaign. who the republican nominee added to his staff and what hillary clinton says about the message trump is sending. also ahead, american flags removed from fire trucks, ordered by commissioners, but not well accepted by firefighters or the community. what's happening today in one town that could change that. if you are going to head out to the pool today, here's y slightly more humid out there. your burn time is 20 minutes, and this afternoon you may be dealing with a spotty shower if you're heading out now showers are moving through. i'll have your full forecast
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time now is 6:12. a cloudy start looks like to 6:12, 73 degrees. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. vanessa murdock is up first with your forecast. vanessa. >> well, good morning, everybody. cloudy skies and showers moving on through this morning. let's check in with our weather watchers reporting temperature for the most part in the 70s, upper 60s for some out there. first stop, 75 degrees, this report from gina. she's reporting cloudy skies in yonkers this morning, relative humidity at 75%. you will note it feeling a
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afternoon. kenneth tracker, he is out in colombia, new jersey, reporting a little bit of light rain moving on through. rainfall so far.01 inch there, so not incredible totals or tallies this morning, but nonetheless, there could be some slick spots out there on those roadways. let's take you live outside and what we love about this live picture is not necessarily the fact that it's completely cloudy this morning, but note this, it looks like a boot. yes. that's kind of fun. gh winds are calm. the general wind direction today will be out of the east, so we'll see more clouds today, just a little bit of sun. temperatures across the region ranging from 64 in walden, we're at 75 in westbury, right now in manajuan 72. your hour-by-hour forecast, 8:00 a.m. we're up to 75 degrees, skies are still mainly cloudy out there, showers are making their exit off the east end of long island. by noon 79, a mixture of sunshine an clouds. 2:00 85, feels like 87, and,
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start to see some stray storm activity popping up. so 5:00 some showers and storms out there, 82. by 9:00 78 and the activity is beginning to settle. here's a look at this cluster of showers making their way off in the easterly direction. i think the back end of this is close to that east end of long island by 8:00. so for today it's warm. we'll be in the mid-80s, it will be muggy with a spotty rumble of thunder. tomorrow the story really doesn't change. but we will see humidity levels rising even more as we make our way into the weekend. chance of a we again tomorrow. saturday same yet again. wins are going to be onshore. with that we'll see certainly plenty of clouds around and a chance for showers and storms, and then sunday looking to be the most humid day, showers and storms late sunday are really going to be probably the strongest that we'll see for the duration of the next four days. today 85 degrees, early rain moving through now. then a midday break from the wet weather, a mix of sunshine and clouds, and then that chance returns this afternoon. winds are calm, and then
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5 to 10. overnight a stray shower and 73. then tomorrow to end your work week 87 with an isolated shower or storm. your weekend, 87 on saturday, getting more sticky out there, 30% chance of a shower or storm, 50% likelihood of storms on sunday. again, though, that expectation is late in the day. let's get a check now on those roadways with alex denis. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. well, in queens it's a disabled vehicle blocking a lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway at the l.i.e. that's contributing to delays that ex avenue. earlier there was a water main break at 30th avenue. well, that has since cleared out. a little better news there. heads up, though, for ferry riders. c street direct service to and from new jersey in hoboken is cancel. that is all day today due to repair work that is under way. new york waterway is offering free charters from pier 11 in to hoboken. that's at 6:25 an 8:20 this morning. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris, back to you >> alex, thank you.
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north carolina today. hillary clinton appears next at a massachusetts fundraiser on sunday. yesterday clinton said trump's decision to shake up his campaign staff won't change his message or who he is. trump has hired breitbart news chairman stephen bannon to serve as his campaign ceo and pollster kellyanne conway to be his manager. paul manafort remains campaign chairman. >> my own view of the pivot is substance, it's not style. >> but he is still the this is it. >> trump and his top advisers have been meeting at trump tower here in new york. they say they've been discussing tactics to defeat radical islamic trifl. an update on the man who scaled the outside walls of trump tower. prosecutors say steven regatta carefully planned his climb to the 21st floor by ordering equipment ahead of time and practicing a lot. they say the 19-year-old from virginia also waited until his
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he drove to new york city. regata was arraigned yesterday on misdemeanor charges. his attorney called the climb profoundly stoop. a controversial decision has some residents in poughkeepsie up in arms. firefighters were told to remove american flags from their fire trucks. cbs 2's christine sloan has more on the flag fight. [ horn honking ] >>reporter: angry, a resident stands in front of the fire department that had to take these american flags off of trucks. >> and we're going to wave the flag. so if they won't hait trucks, if commissioners won't do it, then we're going to stand out here and we're going to do it. >>reporter: firefighters with the arlington district in the town of poughkeepsie furious too. they're seen here during a ceremony putting away the flags after they were ordered to remove them from the back of trucks. >> i was very disappointed when the board members that were against having the flags on the vehicles gave me the directive to have them removed. >>reporter: the removal order coming from the fire board of commissioners, joe armstrong,
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removal. why can't you just tell us why you didn't vote -- why you voted for the flag to be taken off? the board's chairman, jim beret a, though, stands by his decision, though, saying the flags pose a danger to drivers on the road if they fly off, and to firefighters climbing up and down trucks. he says two of the flags were just too big. >> for example, one flag is mounted to the back of one of our ladder trucks. it's near a rail. the firefighters are going up and down, you rapidly. they're in emergency situations, they're wearing bunker gear. >> i'm on a rig, i drive all the time. i've never known this to be a hazard to me. brrp sirens ] >>reporter: the fdny and other companies fly american flags. why this commissioner voted removing them. >> there's never been any incidents that we are aware of. >>reporter: couldn't it just be limiting the size of the flag rather than just voting to not allow it at all? >> yes. that can be done. >> later today two
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up with some sort of compromise. new york state has closed a popular pizzeria. sixth avenue grimalledi incorporated was seized by new york's department of taxation and finance. state officials sate chelsea restaurant next to the old limelight failed to pay nearly $122,000 in overdue sales tax. the tax liens date back to 2014. time now 6:19. the yankee pitchers had 16 strikeouts last night, but beat the jays. otis livingston has highlights coming up. and move over ice bucket challenge. there's a new social media challenge that is gaining momentum. what the pushup challenge is raising awareness for and why it has so much star power
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time now 6:22. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa, good morning. >> good morning. a little bit soggy out there for some this morning. we've got showers moving on through. midday, though, a break with the sunshine and clouds, and then this afternoon a chance for isolated showers and storms does return. this afternoon it's about a 20% chance that that will happen. as we look at highs for this afternoon, low- to mid-80s out there, we'll feel like the mid- 80s. it is noticeably more humid this morning than it was last night. so as we make our way toward the weekend, it will be humid, hot, chances of storms, but mid week next week, that jet stream takes a huge dip.
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right now let's send it over to alex. she has your time saver traffic. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. in brooklyn an accident blocking two lanes of the northbound side of the gowanus at the prospect expressway. delays now extend back to 39th street. not a great alternate through the area, so plan for a slow ride there. also in queens it's an accident blocking a lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway at the l.i.e. delays now are back to jewel avenue. so stick with the van wyck. mass transit, though, is on or close to schedule if you're taking metro north, path, new city wide. do be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thanks. track athletes won six medals last night, bringing the medal count to a lofty 93 total medals won. >> ahead of china and great britain, in local sports, though, the mets lost to arizona last night 13-5. here's cbs 2's otis livingston. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the mets will start a four-game series in san francisco. the yankees had the night off after dropping another game to
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his first 15 big league games. yankees were playing catchup all afternoon, down 3-2 in the 5th. gregoris gets tripped up. then chase hadley's throwing error made matters worse for c.c. sabathia. he struck out 12, the most he's had in four years, but he also grooved that one to melvin hutchin, jr, making senior proud. yankees drop 2-3 to the jays, 7- 4 the final, six games back in the ca your cbs 2 sports update. in this morning's "two talkers," a new social media challenge is taking over the internet. >> but, first, why is a school telling parents to stay out? alex denis here with that story and more. alex. >>reporter: good morning to you both. well, a school in arkansas is not only teaching students reading, writing and arit ma particular, it's also giving parents a crash course on tough love. the catholic high school for boys in little rock posted this sign on a door last week.
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son's forgotten lunch, books, hokier, equipment, et cetera, -- homework, equipment, et cetera, your son will learn to problem solve in your absence. the photo got more than 69,000 likes on facebook. but some says the school should just butt out of the parents process. the school later updated the facebook cover photo with a plaque that says, come boys so that you may become men. >> which is a nicer way of saying quit being coddled. >>reporter: that's true. it's so funny, though, my down? >> make a list. >>reporter: make a list. he's, like, don't nag. i'm, like, i know. >> so if it's not one thing, it's another. >>reporter: they just grow up. so you remember the ice bucket challenge? well, a whole new sensation is spreading on social media and it requires a little more effort. >> 22 pushups here we go. then i'll challenge somebody after this. come on, buddy. >>reporter: well, the rock is one of many celebrities taking the 22 pushup challenge.
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of a very serious situation, u.s. veterans who take their own lives everyday. the number had been figured at about 22 people per day and that's since dropped to 20. but the number of pushups will stay at 22. by the way, the rock called out comedian kevin hart and he accepted the challenge. and i think chris and i were talking. i think we need to do this as well. >> live on facebook. i'll tape it. >>reporter: you don't want to do the pushup challenge? >> i will. >> this has been going on since i want to say about april and i have been challenged by a bunch enough challenges otherwise i'd be doing pushups. it's great. as you mentioned, it's gone on long enough that the 22 is down to 20. even one is too much. >>reporter: >>reporter: and being married to a veteran, you know, vi a really strong -- >> yeah. why don't we do it, we'll post them on our facebook pages and we'll challenge people out there to jump on board too. >> i'll do it too. no, no. i'll do it too. i can handle it. thanks, alex. well, time now is 6:26.
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but they can't leave brazil just yet. new developments in the reported robbery of olympic swimmer ryan lochte and three of his teammates. plus police on the hunt for a man who robbed an off- duty cop. wheapped moments before shots -- what happened moments before shots were fired and how that
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good morning. it is now 6:30, 73 degrees on this thursday, august 18th. another warm day today, but we could see some popup showers. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming your way in just a moment. plus new developments in the investigation into claims by american swimmers they were robbed in rio. two of those swimmers were briefly detained overnight. but, first, a murder investigation in suffolk county as a woman drowns in her back yard pool. but police say this was no i'm chris wragge >> and i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. a young man from an upscale long island community is accused of killing his own mother. >> police say he drowned her in the family pool. cbs 2's ali bauman has more live from lloyd harbor this morning. ali. >>reporter: hidden behind bushes and fence of this three- acre property is the pool where authorities believe the mother who lived here was drowned. now, the main suspect in their investigation is her son. take a look at 23-year-old
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police found his mother, 63- year-old elizabeth cullen dead outside of their home, believed to be intention isly drowned in her own back yard pool. lloyd harbor police were responding to a request to check on the home at 70 white hill road, 4:00 p.m. yesterday and found elizabeth cullen's body outside. the suffolk county homicide department was called in to investigate and less than two hours later police arrested elizabeth's son, dennis. >> when we were processing the approximately 4:15 p.m. while we were processing the scene, that's when he returned to the scene and we placed him under arrest immediately, and that was at approximately 5:50 p.m. of his own indication, he resisted arrest. >>reporter: now, police say dennis did not resist arrest. they do say that both son and mother lived in this home, but last night dennis spent the night at the precinct. he is expected to be arraigned in court later today. stick with cbs, we'll be following this story as it develops throughout the day.
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york, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> all right, ali, thanks so much. just approaching 6:32 now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get over to vanessa murdock. vanessa. >> well, things are looking okay out there this morning, but we do have some wet spots with some spotty showers moving off to the east. so let's start things there on the vortex satellite and radar picture so i can show you exactly where most of the rain is at this point in time. much of it in orange, putnam, as well as westchester county and also for areas well the city. so for suffolk county as well across the l.i.e., expect some wet roadways out there right now. otherwise skies are cloudy for most of us. but we see some clearing to the west. as we make our way past the 8:00 a.m. hour, i do expect partial clearing and a dry stretch through the midday. this afternoon, though, a chance for showers and storms return. by noon we're up to 79 degrees. it feels like 81. 2:00 this afternoon 85 degrees, a mixture of sunshine and clouds, and feeling like 87.
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more stray showers and storms this afternoon, it's about a 20% chance of that happening. i'll have your full forecast coming up, and we will talk about better chances for showers and thunderstorms and higher humidity as we move into the weekend. time now for a check on your time saver traffic. alex denis. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. if you're traveling in brooklyn, we do have some delays for you. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene of the accident that is causing some issues on the gowanus. good morning, jim. >>reporter: good morning, alex. an accident between a truck and a car and out available this stretch of roadway, only two are open. the two center lanes blocked off. it's between the prospect expressway and hamilton avenue. bumper-to-bumper delays now just about back to the verrazano bridge. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >>reporter: scwril, thank you. also a hez up for ferry riders today. c street direct service to and from jersey city in hoboken is canceled all day because of repair work. new york waterway is offering free charters from pier 11 in manhattan to jersey city, as
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other at 8:20 this morning. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. and if your travels take you to the airport, so far everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. andrea and chris, back to you >> alex, thank you. olympic swimmer ryan lochte is back home in the u.s. this morning, but three of his teammates are in the middle of a legal ordeal back in rio. >> they're being questioned about the gunpoint robbery they reported over the weekend. cbs 2's meg baker joins us live from the newsroom with more. meg. >>reporter: chris and andrea, the competition is over for u. stuck in rio after brazilian authorities say there is little evidence to support their story that members of the team were attacked and robbed at gunpoint. this is video of u.s. swimmers, including ryan lochte returning to the olympic village around 7:00 a.m. on sunday morning. in this video from the daily mail, you can see the teammates go through security to get back inside. the athletes claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi
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france's hospitality house. >> they pulled us over, they pulled out their guns. they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. >>reporter: but a brazilian judge says the swimmers' stories aren't matching up and ordered their passports seized. lochte claims they were robbed by one person who stole $400 from him. jimmy feigen says they were robbed by several people. the judge also noted that the swimmers do not appear shaken in this security video. the international olympic committee also has questions. >> i messaged and they said they spoke to lochte and it wasn't true. so i guess the story may change. >>reporter: lochte was able to return to the u.s., but this was jack conger and gunnar bentz last night. they were taken off their u.s.- bound plane and detained in brazil, but later released, and their lawyer says they will not be allowed to leave the country until they provide testimony
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the lawyer for the two says they will cooperate with brazilian authorities. feigen plans to make further statements on the incident later today. lochte is sticking with his story, posting on social media that everything he said is true. now, his attorney says brazilian officials are just trying to deflect criticism of problems at the rio games. live in the newsroom, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> all right, meg, thank you. police are on the hunt for a man who robbed an off-duty cop in the bronx. it happened just before 7:00 l near crotona park. police say the man grabbed some necklaces the officer was wearing, there was a struggle, and the officer fired off one shot. police say the robber was not hit and did run off. happening today, a court appearance for a man accused of randomly slashing a woman's face in chelsea. 41-year-old kerry breezemore is charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. police say surveillance video captured his attack on 24-year- old amanda morris back in january.
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his lawyers have indicated they may pursue a psychiatric defense. an update on the little ferry fire we told you about yesterday. officials say a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother have both died from their injuries. the flames raced through a three-story, multi-family home on washington avenue late tuesday night. a police lieutenant who happened to be driving by grabbed a neighbor's ladder to rescue people. at least five other people were taken to the hospital. the cause of this fire is under investigation. an arrest this morning unusual break in the case. 52-year-old michael mann is accused of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint early tuesday as she got off a j train in bushwick. now, police say mann called 911 from a pay phone and asked for a ride to a train. when police responded, they recognized his right sneakers from the victim's description. >> the officers realized this is the guy. they said, well, listen, we'll give you a ride, but we have a policy, a department policy that we don't let someone get
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you have in your pockets, so do you have anything that can harm us? and he says i have a knife and pulled it out from his back pocket. >> well, mann is a level 3 sex offender. he's got 14 prior arrests for robbery, drug possession, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief. he also spent 17 years in prison for rape. muslim leaders gathered in jamaica, queens to once again call for justice following the shooting deaths of an imam and his assistant. the leaders want the murders imam maulana akonjee and that area uddin were killed saturday afternoon after leaving their mosque in ozone park. oscar morel is charged in the murders. police have not yet determined his motive. a shortage of rest areas on interstates in new jersey is forcing truck drivers to stop in places officials say may not be safe. in mawagh we saw several trucks parked on the shoulder of interstate 287 just minutes from the new york state line. experts say it's a tragedy waiting to happen. you can see the highway
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moving traffic -- traffic is moving, rather, instead of parked. now, the mayor of mawagh says the lack of designated stops is putting drivers and law enforcement in a bind. >> if mawagh police moved them along, they're actually breaking the law because they have to stop to rest. >> officials say it would cost $5 million alone just to purchase a piece of property in mawagh where a truck rest stop could be built. time now is 6:39. still ahead a massive fire at a nearly a dozen boats destroyed or damaged. why this massive fire was so difficult for crews to put out. plus overgrown weeds and yards full of trash, neighbors of this abandoned home say they've been complaining for three years. why it still hasn't been cleaned you. and a win for team usa on the court against argentina, plus a record day on the track. your olympic highlights when we
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well, would you look that out there. a little cloudy which is nice, could diffuse some of that sun so it's not so hot like it's been the last couple of days. 6:42, 73 degrees on this 18th day of august. let's do a little traffic and weather on the 2s. is that not accurate? the humidity is coming back a little bit? yesterday was actually kind of nice. >> it was. in the shade yesterday, yesterday was stunning, right, because of the decreased humidity. but you'll notice it's a little more sticky out there today and then the trend is for climbing humidity. cloudy skies right now, but
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the midday hours, and then a chance for some more showers and storms later. so there's a lot happening in the forecast. we'll take you live outside, another angle here across central park. beautiful, but, yes, cloudy. 73 degrees. winds right now relatively calm. they'll be generally out of the east later today. hour by hour, here's what you can anticipate, by noon we're up to 79, feeling like 81. chris, we're hoping for cooler temperatures because of the cloudy skies, not really going to happen today. a high of 85 so until between, say, 8:00 and 2:00, things stay pretty dry. after 2:00, the chance of showers and storms returning to the picture. 82 by 5:00 an feeling like 84. it's about a 20% chance of a shower or storm this afternoon. your allergy forecast, unfortunately is in the medium- high range all the way through sunday, ragweed and grasses your predominant pollens. uv is index today of 8, that's a burn time of 20 minutes. your humidity is rising, as already mentioned, and your pressure is falling.
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cross this weekend. rain chances as we roll through the weekend, today it is a 50% chance this morning, but drops off to 20% this afternoon. then tomorrow 20% chance of showers and storms, 30% chance for sunday 50% chance and then monday a 40% chance. quick look here at your extended forecast. 85 for today, showers and storms possible, 87 tomorrow, similar story. saturday 87, chance for showers and storms and then sunday late in the day a cold front crosses bringing us our best bet for wet wer your roadways with alex. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. in brooklyn there is an accident blocking two lanes on the noarnld side of the gowanus. it's at the prospect expressway. we have delays now that extend back to 39th street, not a great alternate, so plan for a slow ride here. and that continues in queens where there is a crash blocking a lane on the ramp from the l.i.e. to the grand central parkway. you can see that slow-moving traffic there as well. mass transit, though, let's give you some good news,
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schedule, long island railroad, path trains, new jersey transit and lirr. c service from new jersey and hoboken is canceled all day today due to repair work. a free charter staples center offered from pier 11 in manhattan to hoboken at 8:20 this morning. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris, andrea, over to you. >> alex, thank you. cleanup and damage estimate also continue to soar this morning at the long island marina, the scene of a huge fire that destroyed several boats. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan has this report from east patchogue >> just devastated, it's like losing a home. >>reporter: boat owners who rushed to the marina for a first glance 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 water craft. >> this is a mess. they're spraying the best they can. all the boats are on fire. >>reporter: a resident sent up
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house, capturing the dense smoke. boat after boat catching fire in the popular south shore yacht basin. >> this is our home. this is where we spend our summers and hang out and socialize and make, you know, family memories >> this is where it started. >>reporter: marina owner david cassmark is just grateful no one was seriously injured. >> they saved my business, they saved the building and they saved the gas tanks from going up. >> it was tough. it was windy with the boat, it was definitely a hard time getting into this small cove here. >>reporter: several gh hospitalized after inhaling chemicals from the charred boats constructed with fiberglass, melted plastics everywhere. >> first off, our main concern is the pollution aspect of it. they'll bring boom pads and clean up the pollution part of it. >>reporter: nearby neighbors were issued code re for several hours, keeping them indoors with instructions to clear airborne debris from wiis or doors >> this whole marina could have gone up >> a total loss. >> devastation. there's no other word for t.
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cause remains undetermined, it appears noncriminal, the fire starting in one boat and spreading. from each patchogue, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. people in a new jersey neighborhood that was flooded by superstorm sandy are fed up with one of the residents who they say has just left his property to rot. they're angry the town has done little to address the mess. the owner of this home in moonachie says it was heavily damaged in superstorm sandy, and since then he's waited for help from governmen repairs. in the meantime, neighbors say the unsightly property is more than just an eyesore. >> we can't stay outside. we get bit. we get bit by mosquitoes. >> one day is too long when you live next to a piece of property that's like this. >> the homeowner tells cbs 2 that he's been dealing with family health issues and financial trouble, adding he recently paid a $500 fine and has made efforts to clean the property in the past. now to the olympic games
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semifinals after beating poland in straight sets. beach volleyball, the team of walsh, ross, they win bronze. plus the nailbiters have finally ended for the u.s. men's basketball team after a string of three close games. the americans decided to turn it up a notch in the semifinals. they blow out argentina 105-78. the u.s. will play spain on friday and a rematch of the last two gold medal games. this was an incredible run for women on the track last night. they earned six medals in the course of about an three american never had taken gold, silver and bronze at the same track event in the same olympics, but last night it happened. rol ins knealily and caslin did that, each earning a top spot on the podium in the 100-meter hurdle final. look at them right there. is that a great shot? three american flags. awesome. and the world's fastest man, usain bolt of jamaica finished first in his semifinal heat in the 200 meters.
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they sure look relaxed doing it, laughing their way across the finish line. you talk about sportsmanship and having some fun out there, they both knew they were qualifying for the final heat and the finals that come your way today. bolt is just -- >> i mean, effortless. smiling and effortless. i'd be, like, oh, my gosh. time now is 6:49. still ahead, lucky to be alive, a couple struck by lightning right outside their own home and it's all caught on camera. how they're doing this livingston. he's got some more sports for you. >> good morning, everyone. the yankees lost to the blue jays 7-4. toronto takes 2-3. gary sanchez did hit his fifth homer in his first 15 big league games. yankees have the night off while the mets will start a four-game series in san
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it is 6:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. vanessa. >> well, since we're getting near the weekend, we thought we'd start with your weekend getaway forecast. if you're heading to the beach, saturday a chance for storms, mid-80s. sunday late best chance of storms, we'll be in the mid-80s again. if you're heading to the mountains, we'll be in the low- to mid-80s out there. i think actually on saturday a lesser chance of storms in the mountains. sunday, though, it's a chance
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think you can salvage your early morning. water temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. for today 85, early rain, break in the midday, and then a chance again later on. alex, over to you. >>reporter: vanessa, thank you. good morning, everyone. well, in brooklyn there is an accident blocking two lanes on the northbound side is of the gowanus at the prospect expressway. we have delays that extend back to about 39th street. also in queens a crash blocks a lane on the ramp from the l.i.e. to the grand central parkway. you can see almost standstill traffic approaching the area there as well. about a 20 machine george washington bridge. a similar story at both the lincoln and holland tunnels as well. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. chris. >> alex, thanks. caught on camera, in texas a couple struck by lightning while their children stood just feet away. surveillance video shows the couple unloading groceries from their suv. you saw that flash. when the storm hit, the dad was thrown to the ground. officials say the electricity passed from him right to his wife who was inside the vehicle. the family's kids were okay,
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recovering. let's check in now with "cbs this morning," gayle and charlie join us live with a preview. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and andrea. we are with firefighters on the front lines of the california wildfire, and they say it is unlike anything they have ever seen before. >>reporter: plus donald trump's new campaign manager will join us in studio 57. her name is kellyanne conway. we're going to talk with her about how she plans to get this campaign back on track. also we are going to take you on board the world's longest aircraft. it was originally created to spy. >>reporter: and we go behind the scenes with the olympic photographers who have captured some of the most memorable moments, all of that and more, the news is back in the morning, see new a few minutes >> okay, guys, see you at 7:00. looking forward to that. time now is 6:four. what you need to know before
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we welcome you back. here's what you need to know before you go. suffolk county police charge a man with the murder of his mother in lloyd harbor. 23-year-old dennis cullen is accused of intentionally drowning 63-year-old elizabeth cullen in their back yard pool. brazilian authorities are
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robbed at gunpoint in rio on sunday. a brazilian judge is issuing orders to seize their passports, saying the swimmers' stories are not matching up. gold medalist ryan lochte who you just saw there was among those who claimed to have been robbed, but his father says his son has already returned to the u.s. the hunt is on for a man who robbed an off-duty cop near crotona park last night. police say the thief grab some necklaces the officer was wearing. the officer fired one shot. the robber wasn't hit and ran off. donald tru meanwhile hillary clinton appears next at a massachusetts fundraiser on sunday. trump shook up his campaign staff once again, hiring breitbart news chairman stephen bannon to serve as his campaign ceo and pollster kelly anne conway to be his campaign manager. paul manafort remains campaign chairman. let's head over to alex for a final look at traffic. >>reporter: thank you. good morning. if you're traveling in brooklyn, unfortunately you're seeing red. there's an accident blocking two lanes on the northbound side of the gowanus at the prospect expressway.
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there's about a 20-minute delay at the george washington bridge, 20-minute wait as well at the lincoln an holland tunnels. alternate side, there it is for you, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. vanessa. well, right now we do have wet weather moving across the region, just some light showers. let's take a look at the satellite and radar picture 0 to show you -- to show you exactly what's happening out there. east end of long island getting a good amount of rain right now, as well as putnam and northern westchester. then we have some stray stuff on the state line of pennsylvania and new jersey. all of this action should be ki by 8:00 a.m. then we have a midday break from wet weather. we'll warm to 85 degrees under a mixture of sunshine and clouds. an then this afternoon there's about a 20% chance of a shower or storm. tomorrow a little more sticky, 87, another opportunity for more wet weather. chris and andrea, back to you. >> vanessa, thanks. i like how we factor the risk percentage in there, very risky. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up. >> i'm andrea grymes.
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"cbs this morning" is next. have a great thursday. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, august 18th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning.? firefighters battling a raging california wildfire say they have never seen flames like this. of thousands of homes at risk. will donald trump's new campaign managers be able to build a ground game to turn around his eroding support? campaign manager kellyanne conway is here in studio 57. >> ryan lochte his teammates were removed from their flight home by brazilian authorities. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener."

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