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live from studio 56 this is cbs2 this morning. august 19th, a warm end to the week and a chance for some showers this afternoon. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm andrea grymes. mary calvi is off. welcome to cbs2 news this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. >> first the u.s. olympic committee has ap brazil following reports that olympic swimmer ryan lochte lied about a late night robbery in rio. >> a brazilian official says he fabricated those claims that he and three other u.s. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. here's what authorities say really happened. >> brazilian officials spent the past few days trying to piece together what really happened on sunday morning. this video shows the four u.s.
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around 6 a.m. >> we have evidence that demonstrate that is very, very improbable that the incident is a robbery situation. >> police say the americans including ryan lochte damaged a bathroom door and urinated in an alley, which is why security got involved. this video shows the swimmers at a gas station getting into a taxi, but minutes later a security guard with a gun orders the group out of one swimmer appears to remove his wallet. another briefly raises his hands. from another angle we see what happens next. a third-party steps in to translate as the athletes are told to sit on a curb. police say the swimmers handed over money to repair a bathroom door. they also say a gun was pointed at the swimmers. so part of lochte's story checks out.
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i put my hands up. >> this is the front page of the u.s. post. they're making the point that lochte's -- validates the stereotype. >> they had fun. they made a mistake. >> the members of the swim team could be indicted for false reporting of a crime, which comes with a fine and community service. the police chief says there could be another resolution if they apologize. chris and andrea. time now 4:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. vanessa is in for john elliott. >> the day is here and it's going to look pretty good. we'll have partly cloudy skies today. there is a shower skimming the coastline of new jersey, otherwise a few clouds ahead. as we get into the afternoon hours, we will note more clouds
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87 at 2:00 will feel like 89. at that point in time, partly cloudy skies, possibly a stray shower. 5:00, 83, feels like 85 and still that chance of a stray shower around. again, just increasing clouds for today. maybe you'll be dealing with a little bit of wet weather. coming up we'll talk about best chances for wet weather as we make our way through the weekend. thank you. if you're traveling in paramus we have route 17 closed and detoured northbound between avenue. two lanes are blocked on the southbound side for an ongoing construction project through the area. in newark there's an accident. police are on scene investigating. it has washington street closed in both directions between university avenue and west kin knee street. in brooklyn hamilton avenue is closed southbound due to an overturned tractor-trailer. alternate side is effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. nearly two dozen firefighters are hurt battling a fire on staten island.
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injured when the fire tore through two homes and damaged five others in the st. george section. cbs2's ali bauman joins us live from the scene. >> reporter: residents standing here last night said they felt helpless as they watched hundreds of firefighters try to save their homes for more than three hours. >> tearing through wood and clouding the streets of this staten island neighborhood on were covering their nose and mouth as flames ripped through seven buildings destroying two of them. >> i see all the medical care smoke. >> it took them three hours to get under control and left 42 people homeless. >> these houses are so connected together and the landlords are putting so many people in these houses there's no room. >> firefighters were forced to cut power as these engulfed
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latoya samuels believed it started on her porch around 6 p.m. >> my daughter grabbed her little sister. i grabbed the three boys and we started running down the streps. >> with power lines close by and smoke heavy, 21 of the 250 responding firefighters were injured. >> debilitating on our firefighters. very debilitating on the residents. >> it's hard to breathe. >> today investigators still trying to determine what caused this fire, but right now t suspicious. we're live in the st. george section of staten island, ali bauman cbs2 news. a long island woman is set to be arraigned on animal torture charges after one of her dogs died from heat exposure. louise hanitz left her two dogs in the sun on her balcony. someone noticed the dogs on monday and called police. one of the dogs died. it's unclear how long the dogs were left outside. police on the hunt for a
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officers with a k-9 dog were trying to track the man down yesterday in riverside park. that's a few blocks from the crime scene. police say a good samaritan was slashed in the arm when he tried to break up a fight between the suspect and a father with a small child. the victim's injury was not serious. to campaign 2016 now, donald trump appears at a rally in michigan a day after dramatically changing his tone on the campaign trail, admitting he's been >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. believe it or not, i regret it. >> also, trump campaign manager
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scandal. failing to disclose such activities is against federal law. hillary clinton met with law enforcement officers here in new york yesterday saying that the nation needs to repair rifts between police officers and the communities they serve. new questions this morning about a $400 million u.s. payment to iran. the state department now admits the payment was directly linked to release of four american that appears to contradict -- the cash belonged to iran and had been held by the u.s. since the 1970s. an international tribunal ruled the u.s. had to pay it back. >> given the fact that iran hadn't proved completely trustworthy in the past, it would have been imprudent and irresponsible to not since we knew this payment was coming and coming soon to not hold it up until we made sure we had our americans out. >> republican presidential candidate donald trump says
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payment. there's been no comment yet from the hillary clinton campaign. it is a startling image making waves around the world, syrian opposition activists release new video of a 5-year- old boy. his apartment building in aleppo was partially destroyed in an air strike. he and his family were rescued but eight of their neighbors did not survivor. the boy was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance looking confused and rubbing his blood soaked face. he hospital. third time's the chair for usain bolt, and more medal wins for the u.s. at the 2016 olympics. >> and we demand answers about the condition of new york city streets. >> this is disgusting, you know. it's outrageous. it really is. >> parents on edge as police search for the man driving around exposing himself to children. the clue that could help catch
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your headlines, it will be a little bit humid out there. chances for rain ahead. we'll talk about how they increase those chances as we make our way through the weekend. oh, dishwasher, why don't you dry my dishes?
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welcome back, at the rio olympics jamaica's usain bolt has won his third straight gold medal in the 200 meters. he was disappointed because he finished about a half second short of his own world record. a light drizzle may have contributed to his lower time. he only won by five lengths. >> i know. goodness. american ashton eaten won the decathlon for the second
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olympic record set in 2004. eaten closed out the victory with a surge allowing him to beat kevin mayer of france. >> the decathlon winner the best athlete in the world. team usa has hit a notable benchmark, exactly 100 medals. that's almost as many as china and great britain combined. 35 gold, 32 silver and 32 bronze. >> it's spectacular. >> it's great we've done so well in gymnastics and track and field. >> basketball, yeah. >> shot put. >> basketball yet to come. lots going on. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. let's get over to vanessa murdock. >> good morning everybody. hope your day is off to a fantastic start. weather-wise it's cooperating. let's check in with our weather watchers. they have some nice reports. temperatures for the most part in the low and mid-70s this morning. first 75 degrees, this report
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skies skies, relative humidity at 86%. 77 degrees, clear skies and 77 in brooklyn. left us this comment, just love when the sky is the azure blue color, mother nature at her best. those beautiful blue skies finally showed themselves yesterday afternoon. it's going to be a partly cloudy day but ultimately not a bad one with a slight chance for showers this afternoon. live outside, clear, 75, wednesday, temperatures range from 64 in monticello and the hamptons up to 76 for sparta and edison. so a nice stretch there across the region. dew points, we love to show you these to give you an idea of how much moisture is in the atmosphere. the higher the dew point, the more moisture. as we get into the mid and upper 60s that's when we start to feel it. in the low 70s that gets into the oppressive range. today it will be humid out there. we may see these numbers drop
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afternoon. nonetheless, getting a little bit more sticky. on the vortex satellite and radar picture, a few clouds overhead. a little shower activity for southern ocean county. as we roll through the day, expect a chance for showers, but here's going to be the main event for your weekend. this cold front out to the west rolls through late sunday into monday. very likely late sunday you'll be dealing with showers and thunderstorms, but by monday the payoff is big time. this is a huge area of high pressure with much cooler and the midweek forecast, in fact, the early week forecast now looking sensational. hour by hour, here's what you can expect. a few more clouds this afternoon, and a very slight chance of a stray shower. overnight skies partially clear. then tomorrow with more of an onshore flow. there's a slightly better bet for showers and storms tomorrow. sunday it is not going to be a complete washout, but certainly a very cloudy day overall, and
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monday. now your forecast for today, a high of 87 feeling more like 90 out there. 20% chance of a shower. tomorrow a 30% chance, risk with, again, feeling like 90. sunday it is 85. showers and storms moving through the day into the early monday morning hours, and then the payoff is lovely. low humidity, low and mid-80s. let's check in with now with alex denis. >> the accident here has closed the westbound l.i slow as you make your way through this area. it's construction blocking two lanes on the southbound side of the bqe between the l.i.e. and the coo sure coe bridge that's causing congestion. two lanes are blocked on the southbound side the mass transit opening on good newt, alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you.
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morning update. the u.s. olympic committee is apologizing for the distracting ordeal involving olympic swimmer roy yan lochte and three teammates. they claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in rio. brazilian police say the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and were not robbed. a staten island fire has destroyed two homes and damaged five others. it happened last night in the st. george section. two residents were hurt when seriously 21 firefighters also well. the search continues for a slasher on the upper west side. officers a k-9 were trying to track the man down yesterday in riverside park. a good samaritan was slashed in the arm when he tried to break up a fight between the suspect and another man. the injury was not serious. on money watch, stock futures lower this morning after shares posted modest gains on thursday. a continuing rebound in oil prices gave energy companies a lift. the dow jones industrial
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composite added eleven. new yorkers say they have had enough of the dangerous potholes and rough roads. people want to know why they have to put up with third world streets. >> the roads here in new york city are horrible. >> i've lived here 40 years and i've never seen the streets as bad as they are now. >> dave carlin took your complaints to the department of transportation commissioner polly trottenburg. >> we know frustrated. at a certain point we will come back and e resurface. >> would you say this is acceptable? >> i would say i wish this road were in better condition. >> along with heavy everyday use, the city's 6,000 miles of road get torn up by construction projects, construction contractors are required to make repairs. still commissioner trottenberg says the d.o.t. repaved 1300 miles of roadway lanes last year and will fix about the same amount this year. a warning for new jersey
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police say a serial flasher is trying to lure children into his car. scott rappaport reports from union county. >> fear and concern on the streets of roselle park. >> this is disgusting, you know. it's outrageous. >> police say a man has been driving around and exposing himself to young children. they say the first incident happened here in the area of warren avenue. a man driving up to two females seven and nine years ld and exposing himself. cops say it happened again in the area of amsterdam avenue. this after a man called eleven- year-old female to the car. police say in each case the children ran away. >> that's sick. that's horrific. that's traumatizing to a young girl to see that. that's horrible. >> roselle park police say the incidents are similar to to others in the sunny side
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a 20-year-old white or hispanic male. they describe the car as a black four door vehicle with a dark interior. >> the police chief says juveniles should not be allowed to walk around unaccompanied by an adult. in roselle park, scott rappaport cbs2 news. >> police say since may there have been a total of eight lewd incidents in the two communities. six in linden and two in roselle park. time is now bad. a new study that could have you questioning what you were told growing up. >> plus they came all the way from california. kids are flocking to the bronx zoo to meet two adorable sea lion pups. >> and another check of traffic and weather on the 2's coming
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a decade's old debate over an annoying habit may be settled. a new study found cracking your knuckles may be good.
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scientists believe the cracking sound is pressure leaving the joints. >> i am so happy we got to the bottom of this study. for so many years you were told if you keep doing that. >> it's like nails on a chalkboard. don't even think about it. >> time now is 4:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. let's get over to vanessa. >> are you a knuckle cracker or no. >> no, and i think you're probably going to bother andrea with that all morning long just to get at her. listen, i think to be a very pleasant day overall, so loading into the weekend here things are looking okay. mid and upper 80s for highs today going to feel closer to 90. 87 your high in the city, 86 in sparta, 84 out in montauk. partly cloudy skies and can't rule out a stray shower. your rain chances as we roll into the weekend do increase. today it's about a 20% chance. tomorrow a 30% chance. most likely wet weather on sunday with a cold front
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roadways with alex denis. >> some changes for your morning ride as you make your way through queens. the l.i.e. is closed. this is the westbound side of the l.i.e. at maurice avenue. we have a lane blocked on the eastbound side as well due to a crash. in brooklyn hamilton avenue is closed southbound at 3rd avenue due to an overturned tractor- trailer. also in paramus, route 17 closed as it's been throughout the better portion of the week. it is detoured northbound between century road and midland avenue. two lanes are blocked on the southbound side lingering construction, alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. time now 4:53. in our next half hour, the mta going high-tech making it easier for you to buy tickets on its commuter rail lines. >> and a husband killed his wife left for dead, the community comes together to remember the couple. >> and crimes among the ashes, a devastating fire in yonkers
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a candlelight vigil last night in marine park brooklyn for two victims of a hit and run. a husband killed, his wife critically injured. >> the driver who struck them is still on the loose. more now from. >> the loss of a father and brother, angel sagardia is the kind of man everybody looked up to. he got this tattoo of a cross in his brother's name right after sagardia and samantha were struck by a van on flatbush avenue friday night. samantha left in critical condition, sagardia himself killed. >> i never knew how much love he had until this tragedy i see all his friends, they're like family. >> in a surveillance picture, you can see the driver of the van fleeing the scene. that van discovered august 13th, the next day after a tip police setting up these signs as they look for the driver
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i asked wilson sagardia if there's anything he wants to say to the person who killed his brother. >> i'm not putting myself in that space right now. i believe in karma, and you know, i have faith in the police department, and i know, you know, that he'll eventually get his day. >> the family has set up a go fund me page raising more than $11,000 so far, a memorial, candles, a rosary sits in front of the couple's home. >> basically it's for brother, the care of samantha, the support of my nephew, and you know, just everything involved in this terrible tragedy. >> police continue to interview people at the scene to see if they witnessed this accident. if you know anything, you're urged to call police. in brooklyn, christine sloan cbs2 news. time is now 4:57. still ahead, our day's top stories including a massive
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firefighters. we'll have a live report on the damage left behind after this. >> and a sliding glass door and two windows blown to pieces. what caused an explosion at a new jersey home. >> plus the chilling confession to police from a man accused of drowning his own mother. cbs2 news this morning at 5 begins in 90 seconds. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price. our biggest sale of the year is a blast! blinds to go. blinds for life. ? don't want to lie down. i refuse to lie down. why suffer? stand up to chronic migraine... with botox?. botox? is the only treatment for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. botox? is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more. it's injected by a doctor once every 12 weeks. and is covered by most insurance.
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afternoon, but overall not a bad end to the week. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2's in a moment. >> flames and smoke seen from miles. a staten island fire leaves several families homeless. >> and an olympic swimmer is accused of making up a robbery at gunpoint, what authorities say really happened. >> good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. welcome to cbs2 news this morning. ryan lochte and three teammates could face punishment from about a drunken night in rio. >> as cbs2's meg baker joins us from the newsroom with details. >> reporter: brazilian officials have finally gotten to the bottom of this. they say ryan lochte lied about being robbed and held up at gunpoint, and there is video to prove it. >> brazilian officials spent the past few days trying to piece together what happened on sunday morning. this video shows the four u.s.
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around 6 a.m. >> we have evidence that demonstrate that is very, very improbable that the incident is a robbery situation. >> police say the americans including ryan lochte, gunner and jim fagan urinated alley and damaged a bathroom door. this video shows the swimmers at a gas station station getting into a taxi. minutes later a security guard with a gun orders the group out one swimmer appears to remove his wallet. from another angle we see what happens next, a third-party steps in to translateas the athletes are told to sit on the curb. the swimmers handed over money to repair a bathroom door. they also say a gun was pointed at the swimmers so part of lochte's story checks out. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it, put it to my forward. i put my hands up, i was like
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the new york post. they're making the point that lochte's actions validate the stereotype of ugly americans. now listen to the spokesman of the rio olympics who yesterday brushed off the story. >> they had fun. they made a mistake. it's part of life. >> we have just confirmed that jimmy fagan will have to donate $10,000 to brazil before he is able to leave the country. now lochte made his way back to the u.s. earlier this week. conner and vence to arrive this morning. thank you. 5:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. vanessa is in for john this morning. >> it is early on a friday morning. we know you're looking forward to the weekend, but hey, listen, for the weekend news is looking really good. really good. things are shaping up okay out there this morning. we've got just a few clouds, a little bit of shower activity off of ocean county. temperatures this morning in the 60s and 70s, and what's
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maybe a stray shower, but please don't change your friday plans for this forecast. by 8 a.m. it's 76 degrees. feeling like 77. by noon, 84, feels like 86. we'll see more clouds this afternoon for sure. by 2, 87, feeling like almost 90 out there. and after that point, that's when we could start to see more activity on the radar, but it is not going to be a widespread activity sort of day. coming up, we will talk about your weekend. it will not be a washout. right now alex denis has your time saver traffic. route 17 is closed ask detoured northbound between century road and midland avenue. we have two lanes blocked on the southbound side as well. lingering construction through the area. also in brooklyn hamilton avenue is closed southbound at 3rd avenue due to an overturned tractor-trailer. in queens an accident has closed the westbound side of the l.i.e. at maurice avenue. take a look at this. a lane is blocked on the eastbound side as well by emergency vehicle.
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we have a long line of traffic trying to make their way through the scene. two residents are injured and several families are now homeless after a devastating fire on staten island. >> nearly two dozen firefighters were also hurt battling the flames that destroyed two homes and damaged five others in the st. george section. cbs2's ali bauman joins us live from the scene. ali. >> andrea and chris, the street here is still littered with ha yesterday's fire melted the siding of some of these homes. today nearly 12 hours later firefighters still have the street blocked off. >> tearing through wood and clouding the streets of the staten island neighborhood on thursday evening, neighbors of benziger avenue were covering their noses and mouths as flames ripped through seven buildings destroying two of them. >> i see all the smoke and i'm like oh, my god. >> the 6 alarm fire spread quickly. it took fdny three hours to get
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42 people homeless today. >> these houses are so connected together and the landlords are putting so many people in these houses there's no room. >> firefighters were forced to cut power as these engulfed homes were in danger of collapsing. >> my daughter grabbed her little sister. i grabbed the three boys, and then we just started running down the steps. i started skipping steps, jumping down steps and i was out the door. >> with power lines close by responding firefighters were injured. >> it's debilitating on our firefighters. it's very debilitating on the residents. >> it's hard to breathe. >> reporter: the american red cross is helping some of those displaced families. today investigators still trying to figure out what caused the fire. right now they say they do not believe there was any foul play involved. we're live in the st. george section of staten island, ali bauman cbs2 news. thank you. some yonkers residents who were
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vacant apartments were robbed. monday's fire forced 100 people out of the homes. during the search for survivors, firefighters removed all the apartment doors. thieves have raided six apartments. a translator described what was stolen from one of the apartments. >> it was about$3000, his living room tv and his shoes and some clothes. >> the building's owner says a security guard was on duty a sliding glass door and two windows blown out of a house in clark, new jersey. the homeowner says he was drying clothes yesterday when the rear of the drier exploded. he was treated for burns to his arms. no word on what causeds blast. utility crews were looking for a gas leak. a suffolk county man accused of drowning his mother in the family swimming pool is in jail on $5 million bond. 23-year-old dennis cullen
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mother was found wednesday in the backyard of their lloyd harbor home. police say she had scolded him for not taking his medication. >> she had poked him. then he -- after she poked him, he put her in a head lock, walked from the shallow end of the pool with her in the head lock. >> neighbors say cullen has been battling mental illness since childhood. he is charged with second degree murder. also on long island, an islip man is facing charges this morning after police say he restaurants. police say 25-year-old donald jennareli terrorized clerks by reaching across counters and taking cash from registers. customers say they're relieved there's been an arrest. >> i think it's frightening. i think that people come for their morning coffee, and the employees are just trying to work and that's really scary that someone would come in and make them feel unsafe.
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the mta is expanding use of electronic tickets. riders on the new haven line can buy tickets on their smartphones with the eticks app. the app was rolled out at the end of june followed by the harlem line in july. it's expected to be available system-wise for metro north and lirr riders by the end of the month. >> maybe we can get that on buses in the city. >> i know, nice. time now is 5:08. a t rex in the sky. we'll show you the picture ng everyone's imaginations. >> and a pricey makeover for several new york city parks. what changes are in store and the reason behind the projects. >> i go to malls and i walk in the mall. >> 3d spine surgery, how the procedure could be a game changer for back patients. >> the weekend is almost here, the forecast looking good for today. you want to dress comfortably though. we'll be warm, and umbrella, do you need it. we're saying unlikely because
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for today. the water is a good idea. it will feel like nearly 90 out there. coming up we'll talk about the weekend and a very pleasant
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empire state building. >> we've seen that building before. >> it's friday, it's august 19th right now. >> we're in a great mood. i'm in a great mood. >> we made it through a workweek. let's keep going here. one national park looked more like jurassic park. >> lightning zigzagged the sky etching out what appears to be the shape of a tyrannosaurus rex. the shot was captured at arizona's petrified forest national park. the t-rex looks like it's about a chomp on a formation, blue mesa. >> wow. >> really cool. >> amazing. >> we're all in dinosaur mode. >> i was shocked took shocked too. that's the name. petrified. >> it looks like anaconda. >> i'm going to go with t rex. >> i'm just giving some other options. everybody sees something different. >> is it blue or black.
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okay. >> all right. >> starting to really lose it this morning. >> we've got a ways go before we get there. >> no lightning here this morning right? >> no, no, but there is a slight chance for stray showers, maybe a thunderstorm later today. overall your friday is looking really good. this is not from high atop the empire state building but it's a beautiful shot. we've got about an hour to go before sunrise officially occurs. 75 degrees, calm winds, looking goo temperatures range from 64 in -- 75 does seem to be the hot spot this morning in central park. dew points all over the place in the 60s, but even some low 70s out there, and when we see low 70s, that's when it feels oppressive outside. please note it is muggy out there this morning. a few clouds and a few showers well to the south of the city on the southern edge of ocean county. today just a slim chance of a stray shower.
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late sunday, this cold front rolls on through. we're talking about the best bet for showers and storms this weekend. sunday into early monday and behind that, this canadian high pressure system will do us a big favor. if you're fed up with the sticky conditions, they're disappearing monday too tuesday. quick check on the tropics, tropical storm fiona, winds are the 45 miles now about 1200 miles west of the cape voir dire islands moving west, northwest at 10 miles per hour. this storm is not at this point in time expected to affect the continental u.s., but certainly we'll see an increased risk of rip currents as the storm gets closer to us next week. for today spotty showers possible, we've got this cold front kind of sliding in the wrong direction bringing a little more instability, but it's still looking like a partly cloudy day for the most part. tomorrow we're still at risk
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more sticky. so feeling like nearly 90 the next couple of days. sunday, though as i mentioned we've got that cold front coming on through bringing in our peak chance for showers and storms. it will not be a washout, but sunday will be, i believe, the most cloudy day, and it will get stronger storms as we make our way through the day on sunday. now your extended forecast, 87 your high for today feeling like nearly 90. 20% chance, tomorrow 87 with a 30% chance. sunday, 60% likelihood you'll storms. that will happen later in the day lingering monday and then humidity levels temperatures drop and the sunshine, nothing but it returns. let's send it over to alex denis. good morning everyone. if you're traveling in queens some changes already. there's an accident that has the l.i.e. westbound closed at maurice avenue. we have delays that extend back to 74th street. one lane is also blocked on the eastbound side by emergency vehicles. traffic moving through the area a little better as you take alternates. in brooklyn the delays remain.
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an overturned tractor-trailer with a debris spill and. in newark it's crash. police are on scene investigating. it has washington street closed in both directions between university and west kin knee street. alternate side parking is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. no a move affecting thousands of federal inmates, the government announced it will phase out the use of private prisons. the move comes after a recent justice department audit found private facilities have more safety and se government. human rights advocates who have long complained about conditions at private prisons applaud the move. five new york city parks are getting makeovers at a cost of $150 million. one park in each borough will get 30 million in upgrades including new baseball and soccer fields and hiking trails. mayor de blasio says it's all about fairness. >> we all know for years and years our city government didn't look at all five
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our money was distributed didn't reflect where the people lived. here's a chance to right some wrongs. >> the parks improved are going to be st. mary's in the bronx, high bridge park in manhattan, betsy head park in brooklyn, astoria park in queens and fresh kills park on staten island. 3d technology is being used for everything from designing cars and houses to printing out body parts. >> it's also now being used for back surgery. dr. max gomez says a 3d device called the o arm is making that surgery safer and more accurate. >> it wasn't too long ago that a stroll with his wife would turn into a painful experience. >> it started very slowly and all of a sudden i couldn't walk 10 feet. it was killing me. it was pain down my leg. it was unbearable. >> joe had several spine problems causing his pain. a couple of bad disks, bone spurs and vertebrae that were
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placing screws and rods to stabilize and fuse the problem area. >> i didn't want to wind up in a wheelchair. >> joe's concern wasn't unreasonable. >> we're right near arteries, nerves, spinal cord and so it's a very rich environment where a patient can come to harm very easily. >> that's where that large doughnut shaped device in the background comes in. it's actually a highly sophisticated ct scanner that operating room. the scans can be superimposed on the patient's anatomy so dr. kerr knows exactly where to safely place the hardware. >> decide the perfect size, length, and trajectory of a screw before anything is ever placed in the patient so i know with a high degree of certainty that what i'm going to place is going to go to the right location and be the perfect size and fit for the patient. >> joe had his surgery two and a half months ago, and while
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walk in the mall. it's been very good. >> great news there. all back surgeries do carry some risks but doctors say the o-arm can reduce some of those risks. does joe not resemble frank sinatra, chairman of the board. >> absolutely. old blue eyes. >> no more awkward conversations with the your uber driver. the company is rolling out driverless cars. >> the west coast meets the east coast at the bronx z zoo's two newest editions. >> and we'll get a check of traffic and weather on the 2's coming up next. ?? i don't want to lie down. i refuse to lie down. why suffer? stand up to chronic migraine... with botox?.
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the taxi of the future may not involve addresser. uber is launching a pilot program that puts fully self- driving cars on the road in pittsburgh. so far six self-driving cars are being tested with human backup drivers for now. uber plans to have 100 of the cars on the road by the end of >> i wonder -- >> how confusing will that be. >> i wonder what that's like to be in that car. >> i don't know. >> if all goes well, great. >> if all goes well, exactly. >> i am not giving him five stars. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. here is vanessa murdock. >> looking good out there so far this morning, just a few clouds. we'll see the sunrise in about an hour. rain chances look like this as we move through the day and the weekend. 20% chance of a stray shower today, really not expecting
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30%, but sunday the most likely day we'll see wet weather. showers and storms especially late in the day lingering into early monday. this afternoon with the spotty shower, highs will be in the mid and upper 80s, feeling closer to 90 and partly cloudy out there. alex over to you. thank you. thank you for waking up with us f. you're traveling in queens, we have some changes for you. you want to check this out. an accident has closed the westbound side of the l.i.e. at maurice avenue. one lane is blocked on the eastbound side by emergency vehicles as well. queens boulevard is alternate. in brooklyn hamilton avenue is closed southbound at 3rd avenue due to an overturned tractor- trailer with a debris spill. mass transit everything is on or close to schedule. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thanks. the mets continue a west coast road trip losing last night in san francisco. >> jamaica runner usain bolt went for another gold in the 200 meters. steve overmyer has your cbs2 sports update.
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on the angels while the mets face the giants. last night at the olympics usain bolt did it again. he wins his third straight gold medal in the 200-meter. andre degrass of canada wins silver. the fastest man of the world completes the bolt triple double. he has won gold in the 100 and 200 for three straight olympics. he'll go for the bolt triple triple later tonight when he guns for his 9th gold medal. i'm steve overmyer. that's your cbs2 sports update. >> some exciting news at the bronx zoo. the zoo officially welcomed the addition of two california sea lion pups. >> jill nicolini was there for the big reveal. >> i think that the babies are really sweet. >> meet the cute little sea lion pups born just a few days apart in june.
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>> this is doubly exciting because their father was rescued from the west coast. he was slated to be euthanized. we got to save him and he came here and contributed new genes to our population. >> females will grow to be about 250 pounds while males can weigh up to four times as much. >> as far as we know there's one male. we're not sure of the sex on the other but we're hoping the other is a female. >> what do you love about the sea lions so much. >> it's like they ha n >> i like how they do tricks. they jump around all the time. >> i like the way they are gracious in the water. >> they are mostly known for their barking and, i mean, people that come to the bronx zoo love the sea lions because they're always active, always interacting. >> did you say barking. >> and that's why adults and especially children love to crowd around the sea lion pool for the twice daily feedings
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name for the two of them, any idea what you would call them. >> sea lion fish. >> amelia and star fish. >> the two sea lion pups have yet to be named but staff will eventually find names that are fitting for their penalties. jill nicolini cbs2 news. >> such cute kids, too. gracious in the water. >> should i try and make that sound. >> no, you just did it. no. >> time now 5:26. still ahead, more on the swimmers after brazilian authorities found out they lied about being robbed in rio. plus this. >> a massive fire sends nearly two dozen people to the hospital. coming up, a live report from staten island where investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the flames. >> also ahead, a big surprise for a little boy. the nypd pitches in to send him on the trip of a lifetime and that is just the beginning. cbs2 news this morning
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you're watching cbs2 news this morning. just about 5:30, 75 degrees on this friday, august 19th. a warm day ahead with some showers expected this weekend. we will have traffic and weather on the 2's just around the bend. >> plus a massive fire on
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a dozen firefighters, nearly two dozen actually. >> new developments in the swimming scandal adds one of ryan lochte's teammates goes before a judge in brazil overnight. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. the u.s. olympic committee has apologized to brazil following reports that lochte lied about that late night robbery in rio. >> cbs2's meg baker joins us life in the studio with breaking details. >> chris and andrea, as we've bee changing and now brazilian authorities say they know what really happened and video shows it was not a robbery. >> brazilian officials spent the past few days trying to piece together what happened on sunday morning. this video shows the four u.s. swimmers at a gas station around 6 a.m. >> we have evidence that demonstrate that it's very, very improbable that the incident is a robbery situation.
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including ryan lochte, jack conger, gunnar bentz and jimmy feigen damaged a bathroom door and urinated in an alley. this video shows them at a gas station getting in a taxi. minutes later a security guard with a gun orders the group out of the car. one swimmer removes his wallet. from another angle we see what happens next. a third-party steps in to translate as the athletes are told to sit on over money to repair a damaged bathroom door. they also say a gun was pointed at the swimmers so part of lochte's story checks out. >> a guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and said go down. >> this is the front page of the new york post. they're making the point that lochte's actions validate the stereotype of ugly americans. now listen to the spokesperson
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yesterday brushed off the story. >> they had fun. they made a mistake. it's part of life. >> feigen finished talking to brazilian police official this is morning and will have to donate 10,000 american dollars before he will be allowed to leave the country. the athletes could be indicted for false reporting of a crime which comes with a fine and community service. thanks so much. time now is 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2's this morning. pretty comfortable, a little humid out there this morning, though. >> a off this friday morning. no rain out there. maybe maybe a shower just off the coast down to the south of the city, but otherwise generally i think it's an aok start. here we see a few clouds overhead. bigger picture shows plenty of clarity to the northeast of us. some clouds to the south. for today expect more clouds as the day progresses, partly cloudy by this afternoon, stray shower possible. it's about a 20% chance. 8 a.m. it's 76.
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this afternoon 87, it feels like 89. for many of us today it will feel close to that 90-degree mark. it's after 2 we could start to see stray activity popping up on the radar. 79 degrees at 9 a.m. with mostly clear skies. looking pretty good. >> thank you. what's it like on the roads this morning? >> there's changing for your morning ride. brooklyn, hamilton avenue is closed southbound at 3rd avenue due to an overturned tractor- trailer with a debris spill. also in newark, police are on closed. that is in both directions between university avenue and west kinney street. cross bronx moving well in both directions at the alexander hamilton bridge. thank you. nearly two dozen firefighters are hurt battling a fire on staten island. >> at least two residents were also injured when the fire tore through two homes and damaged
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still active scene. >> reporter: that's right. nearly two dozen people being treated for heat exhaustion and respiratory issues after this block was completely flooded with smoke for hours last night. >> tearing through wood and clouding the streets of this staten island neighborhood on thursday evening, neighbors of benziger avenue were covering their noses and mouths as flames ripped through seven buildings destroying two of them. i'm like oh, my god, please don't let it be my house. >> it took fdny more than three hours to get it under control and has left 42 people homeless today. >> these houses are so connected together, and the landlords putting so many people in these houses there's no room. >> firefighters were forced to cut power as these engulfed homes were in danger of collapsing. latoya samuels believed it started on her porch around 6
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little sister. i grabbed the three boys and we started running down the steps. i started skipping steps and i was out the door. >> with power lines close by and smoke heavy, 21 of the 250 responding firefighters were injured. >> it's debilitating on our firefighters. it's very debilitating on the residents. >> it's hard to breathe. >> reporter: currently there are two open complaints with the building's department for work being done on electrical wires on the second story of this locatio trying to determine what caused the fire. we're live in the st. george section of staten island, ali bauman cbs2 news. police are on the hunt for a slasher on the upper west side. officers with a k-9 were trying to track the man yesterday in riverside park. that's a few blocks from the crime scene at broadway and 79th street. police say a good samaritan was slashed in the arm when he tried to break up a fight between the suspect and a father with a small child. the victim's injury was not serious.
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park. a candlelight vigil in brooklyn for two victims of a hit and run, dozens of family members, friends and others gathered in marine park last night. last friday angel and samantha sagardia were hit by a van. mr. saga rdia was killed. his wife was seriously injured. family members are raising money to cover medical bills and to pay for tomorrow's funeral. there are new questions this morning regarding president obama's recent statements about the release of four u.s. prisoners cbs2's brian conybeare reports on what the state department is now saying about a 400 million dollars ship the of cash from the u.s. >> we of course wanted to seek maximum leverage in this case as these two things came together at the same time. >> state department spokesman john kirby confirming thursday a $400 million payment to tehran was directly linked to the release of four jailed americans. on january 17th, those prisoners were flown out of
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two weeks ago president obama said this. >> we do not pay ransom. we didn't here, and we don't -- we won't in the future, precisely because if we did, then we would start encouraging americans to be targeted. >> the state department says the 400 million in iranian funds was held by the u.s. since a failed 1970s arms deal and an international tribunal ruled the u.s. had to pay it back. >> given the fact that iran hadn't proved completely trustworthy in the past, it would have irresponsible for us to not, since we knew this payment was coming and coming soon, to not hold it up until we made sure we had our americans out. >> in north carolina thursday night, republican presidential candidate donald trump said obama flat-out lied. >> he said we don't pay ransom but we did. he lied about the hostages openly and blatantly. >> there's been no comment yet
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news has confirmed the clinton foundation will no longer accept donations from foreign governments and corporations if she wins the presidential election this fall. now to campaign 2016, donald trump appears at a rally in michigan today, a day after dramatically changing his tone on the campaign trail admitting he's been wrong at times. >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues you don't choose the g say the wrong thing. i have done that. believe it or not, i regret it. >> also trump campaign chairman paul manafort fell deeper into scandal. manafort secretly lobbied inside the u.s. on behalf of ukraine's political party. failing to disclose such activity is against federal law. hillary clinton met with law enforcement officers here in new york yesterday saying the nation needs to repair
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and the communities they serve. it's a startling image making waves around the world. syrian opposition activists have released new video of a 5- year-old boy named omran daqneesh. his apartment building in aleppo was partially destroyed in an air strike on wednesday. omran and his family were rescued from the rubble but eight of their neighbors did not survive. the boy was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance looking confused and rubbing his blood-soaked face. he has since been released from his family. time now is 5:39. still ahead, two major cell phone carriers are changing their prices to focus on unlimited data plans, but will it really save you any money. the story coming up in money watch. >> a huge debate raging over a private golf course, the big names, including a former mayor who want to keep the public from even driving near it. >> don't forget, you can connect with us during the show and all morning long. follow us on facebook and
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?[ music ] ?? stunning shot out there, right chris? >> you know where that's coming from don't you? >> the top of the empire state building. >> you got it. we are spinning the hits here this morning. >> why are we playing music when you can just sing for us like you commercial break. >> 75 degrees by 42. >> let's get over to traffic on the 2's. >> i don't want to be offensive chris, but i think we would have a lot of people turning the channel. >> challenging. >> maybe now that the music's off, yeah. >> it's a challenge. let's hear it, chris has to sing. let's check in with our weather watchers. things are looking very beautiful this morning. i want to share with you a
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night's moon. about 99% full, it's a waning gibbus moon. beautiful, spectacular shot and then another one a little earlier this morning with a few clouds out there. it looks like a spotlight this morning, it was brightly shining, beautiful start to the day. a little muggy, yes, and your friday looking decent. let's take you live outside for this. sunrise is at 6:09d this morning, mostly clear skies, 75 degrees, relative humi 78%. temperatures across the board, 69 in new rochelle. also 73 in toms river, river head starting your day off with 72. your allergy forecast today, please note that sunday is looking atrocious. it is looking high at a 10.1. your ragweed, nettle chenopods predominant pollen. there's an air quality alert for connecticut right along the
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rising as we make our way into the weekend, your pressure, well, it's holding pretty steady for today. hour-by-hour, here we go, a few more clouds this afternoon and a slight chance for a stray shower. we're seeing about a 20% chance you'll deal with wet weather today. this evening looking great, just a little sticky. overnight looking good as well. tomorrow increasing clouds, chance for showers and storms. they're saying it's about a 30% likelihood tomorrow you'll be dealing with wet weather. plenty of clouds around sunday, a very big influx in off the water, so sticky on sunday feeling like 90 plus out there. showers and storms rolling in late in the day especially as that front rolls through. 10:00 is when the main event looks to be occurring, but the timing on this is changing big time, so we'll continue to monitor it for you. what you need to know is today 87, will feel more like 90 out there. warm and humid, a 20% chance of
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tonight a tad human-- a tad humid. 74. as we make our way into sunday, very likely we'll be dealing with storms late in the day into early monday is then the air dries out and it's beautiful through the midweek forecast. alex, over to you. thank you. so if you're taking the tappan zee bridge this morning to westchester county, you'll want to pay attention to this, in nigh yak we have an accident with a truck fire, it has all lanes blocked on the southbound side of the new thruway at exit 11. delays extend back past the palisades center mall. we'll continue to have more on this breaking news throughout the morning. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. long island -- the historic course has hosted the u.s. open four times in three different centuries. now the golf course finds
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jennifer mclogan explains. >> not far from main street south hampton, the renowned shinacoc hills golf course, here the oldest formal organized golf club in the united states finds itself steeped in a controversial public/private debate over a road. >> it certainly has generated a lot of community input. some pretty emotional. >> so if hampton's town supervisor explains, the town's club's private property where the course was built in 1990, horse and buggy used it. now it's a favorite shortcut of frantic commuters trying to get to work on the east end. a growing safety issue between golf courts and commercial traffic. it sounds fair, but i would want to see their plan. >> golf courses are a privilege, and it was built around the road.
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be moved. >> the club member acting as key negotiator, michael bloomberg who says they will assume all cost to move the road, another 6 million to town public road projects. >> payola. >> i think it's an easy answer. the answer is no because it's a very scenic golf course. >> it sounds like a reasonable request, whether they have the right to force that. >> some say the town cannot afford to sneeze at the offer. >> yes, of course this will help the golf course, but it has to help th more than it helps the golf course. if the plan doesn't do that, then it's not going to be accepted. >> the hotly contested issue must be resolved soon to give the golf course time to implement possible roads changes before it hosts the 2018 u.s. open here. from south hampton, jennifer mclogan cbs2 news. >> several plans including limited public access banning commercial traffic and lowering the speed limit are also being discussed. in money watch this morning, two big cell phone
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retailer officer 50 hours of bargains. cbs2's jill wagner live at the new york stock exchange. >> we'll see if the markets could finish this week at new record highs. yesterday the dow added 23 points, the nasdaq jumped 11. futures pointing to a lower open. americans are using more cell phone data and companies are taking notice. t-mobile announced unlimited data plans for 70 bucks a month. sprint responded an hour later plan to $60 and then at&t changed its plan so there would be no more overage charges although the monthly plan will cost a bit more. best buy is turning 50. to celebrate, the retailer is offering 50 deals for 50 hours. you can look for discounts on everything from mac books to tvs and appliances. best buy opened on august 22nd, 1966. here's a new way to get sleep
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head hammock. it was designed to recreate how you sleep in your bed. your head's at about a 90- degree angle. the nod pod will cost about $30 on kick starter. i think i need one just for my life andrea. >> really interesting to look at. we'll have to try it, jill. thank you. >> better than that thing you wrap around you, that doughnut. >> the doughnut that people buy, especially for the planes right. >> coming up, playing fire, why a targeting those -- >> plus police officers pitch in to provide a 7-year-old with the trip of a lifetime. >> here's steve overmyer with a quick check on sports. >> the yankees were off last night. they will begin a six-game trip tonight at anaheim. usain bolt wins his third straight gold in the 200-meter.
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ur eyes off the road for nearly five seconds. [screaming] stop the texts. stop the wrecks. visit us at stoptextsstopwrecks.org. ?[ music every friday morning should start with van halen, i'm saying that for the record right now. here at 5:52. look at the layers of colors on your screen right now, 75 degrees. don't even worry about that trace of humidity out there right now. just enjoy this, and enjoy your day as you head to the week. traffic and weather on the 2's, good morning, vaness. >> good morning, everybody, it is a very picturesque start out
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day overall. we're heading for the mid-80s for most. 87 the high in the city this afternoon, 86 in katonah, and trenton a high of 87. a little bit sticky. partly cloudy skies and about a 20% chance of a stray shower. as we roll through the weekend, 87 feeling like 90 with a 30% chance of showers and storms, mix of sun and clouds, much better bet of storms on sunday, especially late in the day with a high of 85. it will be the most humid day. let's check in now time saver traffic and alex denis. >> heads-up if you're trying to make your way into westchester county. it will be a slow ride. in nyack an accident with a truck fire, all lanes are blocked on the southbound side of the new york state thruway at exit 11. difficult to see in this picture, we have flames, flashing lights in the center of your screen. taking a look at our live drive scene, heavy delays back to the palisades parkway, use route 59 south of the thruway to get around this accident scene.
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affect your ride for the better portion of the morning. alternate side parking is in effect city wide, be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. we'll follow that up. 5:54 right now a popular arcade game we've probably struggled with trying to fish out a prize in one of those claw machines. >> a new jersey lawmaker says many of the games can be rigged making it impossible for people to win. a proposing a law that adds reasonable shot. the game is often programmed to weaken the strength of the claw. critics want standards raised to the level of casinos and lotteries. >> difficult is one thing. completely rigged is another. we want to make sure it's a level playing field. those machines can be rigged to never ever allow someone to win. >> it could be months before the proposed bill comes to a vote. >> it's taken decades for this finally to be brought up.
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a kid. >> exactly. another dollar, please, one more chance mom. >> a little boy in the bronx gets a fun surprise from the nypd a year after being struck by a terrible tragedy. >> his newfound joy comes after the loss of his mother and father last year. cbs2's tracee carrasco has his story. >> 7-year-old tyrone lowe arrived at the 49th police precinct in the bronx thursday afternoon greeted by mickey and mini mouse. the smiling little an nypd t-shirt had no idea why he was there. >> today is a day of celebration to honor this young man with his bravery. >> captain keith walton and officers with the 49 have taken a special interest in tyrone since the murder suicide of his parents last december. the young boy only six at the time was in the apartment when his father shot his mother. these officers have stepped in and become tyrone's big brothers and sisters.
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smile on his face, make him happy. we're not in the business of providing a short-term solution to a long-term problem. >> for the last eight months officers in the precinct collected donations, held fundraisers, raffles and recycled cans to create a college scholarship to tyrone. they presented the boy with a check for $5000 along with a surprise trip to disney world, a trip of little boy. >> i want to go on the slides. i want to see donald duck. i want to see mickey. >> who has already been through so much more than any child should. >> despite the horrific circumstances he had to go through forever a survivor of domestic violence and a domestic violence homicide to know he still has that sparkle in his eye and a smile on his face, there's nothing better to see. >> officers say their work isn't done. they plan on continuing to raise money for tyrone's
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carrasco cbs2 news. >> it's good to see him surrounded by a lot of love right now. i hope as he gets older i hope he remembers these good memories. >> and the smile never leaves his face. >> adorable young man. that humidity comes back into play. >> again, rising into the weekend. chance of showers today. we'll talk more about the weekend expectations coming up. >> we have major issues as you make your way to the t >> the changes twitter is making to weed out the effects of comments from your twitter feed. >> potholes and construction is the norm for new york city streets. cbs2 is demanding answers about the condition of our local roadways. stay with us.
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live from studi, >> gorgeous shot out there. it is 6:00, 75 degrees on this friday, august 19th. we're expecting a warm and a bit more humid day today. we could also see some showers this weekend. good morning, i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. first here's your morning news to go. >> developing overnight, one of ryan lochte's teammates faced a judge in brazil as the two other swimmers who are in hot
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this morning questions are mounting over their account of an armed robbery during the rio olympics. >> i just got to get my kids out. my daughter grabbed her little sister. i grabbed the three boys and we started rung down the steps. i started skipping steps. >> a fire in staten island injured 21 firefighters. the massive fire damaged and destroyed several homes. we are live with how the nj >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that, believe it or not, i regret it. >> donald trump changes his tone admitting he's been wrong at times. this is his campaign chairman falls deeper into scandal.
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trail today. >> i live here for over 40 years and i never seen the street that bad as it is now. >> drivers not happy with the condition of new york city streets. cbs2 is demanding answers from the transportation officials. >> plus big wins in rio, who took home the gold for team usa and usain bolt wins again. is he fast enough to break a world record. your olympic highlights coming up. >> but right now let's go to traffic and weather on the 2's, vanessa murdock is in for john >> it's looking beautiful out there right now, just a little sticky as you start your friday. temperatures across the region in the 60s and 70s on the satellite and radar picture. it's looking pretty good. we do have some clouds out there, but generally they're thin and aren't going to make a big impact once that sun is fully above the horizon. at 8 a.m., 76 degrees feels like 77. by noon 84 feels like 86. you'll note more clouds this
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like 89 degrees, and after that 2:00 hour we'll likely start to see a few showers popping up on the radar, but we are not expecting a whole lot of activity today. it's about a 20% chance. you'll have to deal with a shower, possibly a storm. your full forecast is not far away, but right now alex denis has your time saver traffic. a really slow ride. you can see a lot of red. if you are traveling to the tappan zee bridge this morning trying to make your way westchester bound. in nyack there's an accident with a truck southbound side of the new york state thruway at exit 11. very heavy delays. standstill traffic back to the palisades parkway. use route 59 to get around this as you make your way south in the area. we have heavy delays on the westbound side of the l.i.e. through nassau county due it a disabled truck at marathon parkway. we have delays back to shelter rock road. alternate side parking is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. ryan lochte and three
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apparently lying about a drunken night in rio. >> cbs2's meg baker joins us with details. >> brazilian officials have finally gotten to the bottom of it. they say ryan lochte made up the story about being robbed and held up at gunpoint in rio and there's video to prove it. >> brazilian officials spent the past few days trying to piece together what really happened sunday morning. this video shows the four u.s. swimmers at a gas st >> we have evidence that demonstrates that it's very, very improbable that the incident is a robbery situation. >> police say the americans including ryan lochte, jack conger, gunnar bentz and jimmy feigen damaged a bathroom door and urinated in an alley, which is why security got involved. this video shows the swimmers at a gas station getting into taxi, but minutes later a security guard with a gun orders the group out of the
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his wallet. another briefly raises his hands. from another angle we see what happens next. a third-party steps in to translate as the athletes are told to sit on a curb. police say the swimmers handed over money to repair a damaged bathroom door. they also say a gun was pointed at the swimmers so part of lochte's story checks out. >> a guy pulled out had his gun. he cocked it, put it to my forehead, he said go down. >> this is the front page of the new lochte's actions validate the stereotype of ugly americans. now listen to the spokesman of the rio olympics who yesterday brushed off the story. >> they had fun. they made a mistake. it's part of life. >> jimmy feigen met with a judge this morning and will have to donate more than 10,000 u.s. dollars to brazil before he will be able to leave the country. now lochte made it back to the u.s. earlier this week. conger and bentz are expected
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thank you so much. two residents are injured and several families are now homeless after a devastating fire on staten island. >> nearly two dozen firefighters were hurt battling those flames that destroyed two homes and damaged five others in the st. george section. ali bauman joins us live from the scene this morning. >> reporter: andrea and chris, the street still littered with charred wood. some of the sides of these buildings melted off in yesterday's fire, and now 12 street blocked off. >> tearing through wood and clouding the streets of this staten island neighborhood on thursday evening, neighbors of benziger avenue were covering their noses and mouths as flames ripped through seven buildings destroying two of them. >> i see all the smoke. >> the 6 alarm fire spread quickly. it took fdny more than three hours to get under control, and has left 42 people homeless today. >> these houses are so
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people in these houses that there's no room. >> firefighters were forced to cut power as these engulfed homes were in danger of collapsing. latoya samuels believed it started on her porch around 6 p.m. >> my daughter grabbed her little sister. i grabbed the three boys, and then we just started running down the steps. i started skipping steps jumping down steps, and i was out the door. >> with power lines close by and smoke heavy, 21 of the 250 responding firefighters were injured. >> it's debilitating on our firefighters. it's very debilitating on the residents. >> it's hard to breathe. >> reporter: there are two open complaints on the building apartment for work on electrical wires. right now investigators still trying to figure out what caused the flames. we're live in the st. george section of staten island, ali bauman cbs2 news. thank you. a suffolk county man accused of drowning his own mother in the family pool is in jail this
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police say 23-year-old dennis cullen confessed in what they call chilling detail. the body of his 63-year-old mother was found wednesday in the backyard of their lloyd harbor home. police say she had scolded him for not taking his medication. >> she had poked him. then he -- after she poked him, he put her in a head lock, walked from the shallow end of the pool with her in the head lock. >> neighbors say cullen has been battling mental illness sincil degree murder. sliding glass door and two windows blown out of a house in clark, new jersey. the homeowner says he was drying clothes yesterday when the rear of the drier exploded. he was treated for burns to his arms. no word on what caused the blast. utility crews were looking for a possible gas leak. this morning, police are searching for a suspect who slashed a good samaritan on the upper west side. it happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon at 79th and broadway. police say the suspect got into an argument with a man and his
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intervene, he was cut with a knife. the suspect then ran into riverside park. time now is 6:08. still ahead, big changes coming to twitter. what it's doing to try and prevent you from being bullied online and to hide threatening tweets. >> also ahead, demanding answers, drivers not happy at all with the conditions of the streets in new york city. what's actually being done about the potholes and all the construction you see everywhere
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?[ music ] ?? listening to a little bon jovi on this friday morning. >> there you go [ laughter ] >> don't get me started. list this morning. >> this is chris' anthem this morning. >> jersey through and through baby. >> nice. >> it is a spectacular shot out there this morning on this friday, 75 degrees, 6:12, time for traffic and weather. vanessa. >> what chris doesn't tell you is he has his bandanna. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> frayed jeans. >> all right, let's check in with our weather watchers it first this morning, temperatures across the region warming up nicely.
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partly cloudy skies, relative humidity at 79%, and let's take it all the way as far north. 67 degrees. this is a reading from ed lynch in red hook new york, just a few clouds. a mostly sunny start to the day left us this comment, a dew point of 65 degrees. as we go through the weekend, especially sunday, humidity levels will be cranked up even more. i think on sunday it will feel the worst, but this should make you happy. this is just a stunning photo, mostly clear, 75, calm winds looking good right now. across the region it's 65 in sparta, 62 to start your days in the hamptons. 73 in greenwich and edison 75. the breakdown, by noon we're at 84, feeling like 86. skies partly cloudy, by 2:00, 87. feels closer to 90. at that point in time a few more clouds and possibly a stray shower. we're seeing about a 20% percent chance. you'll have to deal with wet
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9 p.m. hour, 79 degrees. yes, for today warm and humid. spotty shower in the forecast but overall i think it's a decent end to your workweek. tomorrow winds will be pulling in off the water. we are still at risk, i think there are a few more clouds around tomorrow and a 30% chance of showers and storms. then sunday we've got a cold front pushing in from the west, peak chance for showers and storms on sunday, especially late in the day through the evening hours behind this cold t beautiful, late monday really almost all the way through the rest of the week the forecast looking spectacular. for today, a high of 87 feels closer to 90. warm and humid, a 20% chance of a shower. winds generally calm. overnight a tad humid with light winds, 74 degrees. for your saturday, a few more clouds, humid still, 87 feels closer to 90 with that 30% chance of showers and storms.
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day. we could see some stray showers through the morning, but it's late afternoon and evening that that cold front pushes on through. we may have lingering wet weather early on monday. by monday afternoon the dew points are dropping off into the 40s and 50s. late monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday looking amazing. highs in the low 80s, lots of sunshine and relatively low humidity. we've been telling you about this issue, if you are trying to make your way to tappan zee bridge headed to westchester county, there's a truck fire underway. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene. >> reporter: the fire department still on the scene trying to get that fire completely extinguished. it happened on the southbound new york state thruway by exit 11. there is just one lane open, at least one lane is getting by the scene, but just one lane open at this time getting by the fire scene. delays now bumper-to-bumper
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cbs2 news. thank you. we'll continue to update you on this alert. route 59 to the south is a better option. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. >> new yorkers say they have had enough of dangerous potholes and rough roads. people who live and work here want to know why they have to put up with these third world streets. cbs2's dave carlin took the question to transportation officials. >> mobile massive roadway network, streets potholes, scarred, even impassable. >> it's everywhere. >> driving drivers mad so we demanded answers from d.o.t. commissioner polly trottenberg. >> what can you tell them? >> first of all, i will say, new york city we have a massive street network, 6,000 miles of road, and obviously heavily used. >> we had examples for her from viewers who directed us to what
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worst. crumbly east 161st street in concourse village in the bronx. uneven 80th street in jackson heights queens and rough and tumble construction west 51st street in midtown ending up here in lower manhattan where commissioner trottenberg tried to explain messy broad street snaked with wide strips of patch material from recent utility work. >> we know people get frustrated want at a certain point we will come back resurface. >> would you say this is acceptable? >> look, i would say i wish this road were in better condition. >> and so do drivers. >> the roads here in new york city are horrible. >> i've livered here over 40 years and i've never seen the streets that bad. >> trottenberg says the d.o.t. repaved 1300 lane miles last year, and will fix about the same amount in 2016. so why do road problems seem worse to some?
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literally earth shaking. a construction boom in the city means more streets and roads get churned. tractor-trailers are required to fix rough surfaces. louise sanchez is d.o.t.'s chief for manhattan. >> do they do that enough? >> we would like them to do a better job. we have some other contractors who could use a little ruler to the wrist. >> what would you tell the department of transportation commissioner? >> fix it. do something. >> road surveys can be wildly subjective. a recent one from the city found our good condition. compare that to a washington- based research firm that puts the figure more about 9%. live on the west side dave carlin cbs2 news. an update now on that huge southern california wide fire. it is now more than 20% contained. the fire broke out tuesday about 60 miles east of los angeles and spread quickly. more than 56 square miles have been charred. thousands of people were forced from their homes, but some
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been lifted. san bernardino county officials say many homes have burned but the exact number is not yet known. new this morning, twitter is making some changes in an effort to protect users from online harassment. the social media giant is introducing a new facility tore make it easier for users -- filter to make it easier to hide offensive tweets. up to now only verified accounts, the ones with a blue check mark have been given the option to filter out tweets. time we all know about james corden's car pool karaoke but could the late late show host soon be taking the sings to the skies. we'll explain coming up. >> airline karaoke. find out who we can expect to see star as mary jane in next summer's new spiderman movie. we'll be right back with that
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see what happens when a vni little beyonce ? [ music ] ?? flexible too. >> holy cow. what kind of fabric in those pants. >> that is lieutenant dante digs dancing to beyonce's hit song formation. the lieutenant was at a back to school event where he delighted the crowd with his skills. the clip has been viewed more
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time for traffic and weather on the 2's. >> it's only a matter of time. >> top that. >> not bad at all. sticky, warm heading into your weekend. we do have a lingering chance for showers, about a 20% chance today. 30% chance tomorrow, best bet is sunday into sunday night. then cooler, less humid air maintenance its way in for early to midweek next week. next week's forecast is fantastic. chance of a spotty shower this afternoon, highs will be in now it's time for a check on those roadways. if you're traveling to the tappan zee bridge trying to make your way to westchester county you will face major delays. in nyack an earlier truck fire has at least two lanes blocked on the southbound side of the new york state thruway at exit 11. the cab of the truck entirely gone. heavy delays back to the garden state parkway. if you stick to route 59 it's going to be a smoother ride for
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this breaking news. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. let's talk a little sports here. the mets continue a west coast road trip. they lost again last night, this time to san francisco 10- 7. >> at the rio olympics, jamaica runner usain bolt went for another gold in the 200 meters. >> after a night off, the yankees are in anaheim taking on the angels while the mets a few hours north in san francisco to face the giants. last night at the olympics, usain bolt did it agin medal in the 200-meter. andre degrass of canada wins silver. american la shawn merit finished sixth. the fastest man in the world completes the bolt triple double. he has now won gold in the 100 and 200 for three straight olympics. he'll go for the bolt triple triple later tonight when he guns for his record tieing 9th gold medal as part of the jamaican 4 by 100 relay team. >> did it look like he kind of
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incredible. it's amazing. now to our 2 talkers, a new star is joining the next spiderman movie. >> cbs2's alex denis is here with more. >> good morning. they are calling it cockpit karaoke late late show host james corden got an unusual invitation. they shared their idea for another one, they want cordon to hop into the cockpit of one of their planes and belt out and the regular car pool karaoke james is at the wheel, that may not work on a commercial airliner so presumably james would be in the co-pilot's seat while the invite came on twitter, cordon has yet to respond. hopefully he's not afraid of heights. we'll see how it goes. >> just what we want, the pilot being distracted. [ laughter ] >> it'd be so funny to watch but i wouldn't want to be a passenger on that plane. >> what is all that singing
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coveted role on the big screen. the disney channel star has been cast to play spiderman's love interest in the upcoming reboot of the movie franchise. her role until now was kept secret. the rap says they learned of the casting decision from two people with knowledge of the project. british actor tom holland will play teenage peter parker, also known as spiderman in spiderman homecoming. it is set to be released july of next you one of the sources. >> i'm not one of the sources. >> i don't think you're telling the truth. >> i could tell you but then you know the rest. >> as he rips his suit open, i'm actually superman. >> time now is 6:26. still ahead, improvements coming to our local parks. what we can expect to see from a whopping $150 million painingover coming up. >> also ahead, it's -- million dollars makeover coming up. >> also ahead, where was
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it is just past 6:30. 75 degrees on this friday, august 19th. a warm day ahead with some showers expected this weekend. we will have traffic and weather on the 2's coming up in
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two dozen firefighters and leaves many residents displaced. >> new developments in the swimming scandal as one of ryan lochte's teammates goes before a judge in brazil overnight. >> i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm andrea grymes in for mary calvi. thank you for waking up with us. the u.s. olympic committee has apologized to brazil following reports that lochte lied about that late night robbery in rio. >> cbs2's meg baker has the story. >> brazilian officials spent the past few days trying to piece together what really happened on swimmers at a gas station around 6 a.m. >> we have evidence that demonstrate that it's very, very improbable that the incident a robbery situation. >> police say the americans including ryan lochte, jack conger, gunnar bentz and jimmy feigen damaged a bathroom door and urinated in an alley, which is why security got involved. this video shows the swimmers at a gas station getting into a
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security guard with a gun ordered the group out of the car. one swimmer appears to remove his wallet. another briefly raises his hands. from another angle we see what happens next. a third party steps in to translate as the athletes are told to sit on a curb. the swimmers handed over money to repair a damaged bathroom door. they also say a gun was pointed at the swimmers so part of lochte's story checks out. >> the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put forehead. >> this is the front page of the new york post. they're making the point that lochte's actions validated stereotype of ugly americans. now listen to the spokesman of the rio olympics who yesterday brushed off the story. >> they had fun. they made a mistake. it's part of life. >> that was meg baker from cbs2 reporting. feigen finished talking to
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$10,000 before he'll be allowed to leave the country. the athletes could be indicted for false reporting of a crime, which comes with a hefty fine and community service. we'll keepyou updated on. no, ma'am time for traffic and weather on the 2's. >> 60s and 70s out there right now. it is beautiful and a little sticky. let's take a look at the vortex satellite and radar picture. we do have some clouds overhead, a few showers. the southern tip of ocean county looks like maybe a right now, but i'll tell you what, sometimes these radars give offals returns. today is going to be a partly cloudy day. we will see stray showers as we get into the afternoon hours in general. temperatures will be warming into the mid-80s. for many of us it will feel closer to 90. partly cloudy, 2:00, 87, feels
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evening. but sticky. i'll have your full forecast coming up. we'll talk the weekend but right now alex denis has your time saver traffic. busy commute in newark. we have an accident involving buses. we have people injured. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene with more on this serious crash. good morning jim. >> yeah, that's right, alex, a serious accident at the intersection of raymond boulevard and broad street. two buses involved in an accident. one is partially on its side. now we can see if there are the scene there trying to remove passengers from that one bus, the bus that's on its side. this is all developing right now. we do not know how many people are on board the buses, how serious the extent of those injuries are, but you can see there is one person being taken off the bus and now taken to an ambulance. we could see again multiple firefighters on the scene trying to remove people from these buses. again, the intersection of broad street and raymond boulevard in newark. we will continue to follow this situation.
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smith cbs2 news. we'll update you on this. also want to remind you about an accident that jim was over earlier this morning. if you were traveling to the tappan zee bridge trying to make your way to westchester county in nyack, this is the earlier truck fire. it has at least two lanes blocked on the southbound side of the new york state thruway at exit 11. that cab of that truck entirely burnt, just gone. very heavy delays back to the garden state parkway. use route 59 to get around this. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. s airport, everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark. we'll get back to that bus crash in just a moment. first nearly two dozen firefighters are hurt battling a fire on staten island. >> at least two residents were also injured when the fire tore through two homes and damaged five others in the st. george section. cbs2's ali bauman joins us live from the scene this morning. ali. >> reporter: dozens of people are being treated for heat exhaustion and respiratory
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for hours last night. >> tearing through wood and clouding the streets of this staten island neighborhood on thursday evening, neighbors of benziger avenue were covering their noses and mouths as flames ripped through seven buildings destroying two of them. >> i see the smoke. >> but the 6 alarm fire spread quickly. it took fdny more than three hours to get under control and has left 42 people homeless today. >> these houses are so connected together, and they have the landlords putting so many people in these houses that there's no room. >> firefighters were forced to cut power as these engulfed homes were in danger of collapsing. latoya samuels believed it started on her porch around 6 p.m. >> my daughter grabbed her little sister. i grabbed the three boys, and then we just started running down the steps. i started skipping steps, jumping down steps and i was out the door. >> with power lines close by
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injured. >> it's debilitating on our firefighters, it's very debilitating on the residents. it's hard to breathe. >> currently there are two open complaints with the building's department for work being done on electrical wires. right now investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire. we're live in the st. george section of staten island, ali bauman cbs2 news. police are on the hunt for a slasher on the upper west side. officers with a trackin yesterday in riverside park. that's a few blocks from the crime scene at broadway and 79th street. a good samaritan was slashed in the arm when he tried to break up a fight between the suspect and a father with a small child. the victim's injury was not serious. a candlelight vigil in brooklyn for two victims of a hit and run, dozens of family members, friends, and others gathered in marine park last night. angel and samantha sagardia was
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wife critically injured. a surveillance video captured the van speeding off. family members are raising money to cover medical bills and to pay for tomorrow's funeral. the father of a murdered queens jogger says police are close to making an arrest but the police commissioner says that is not true. earlier this month, 30-year-old karina vetrano was sexually assaulted and strangled as she jogged alone in spring creek park in howard beach. yesterday her father announced there are a few suspects he calls very police. >> there has been progress in the case. we have a number of very, very strong leads. we feel like it's only going to be a matter of days before this could come to an end. >> but police commissioner bill bratton says there are no suspects in the vetrano case and they are not close to finding her killer.
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dramatically changing his tone on the campaign trail admitting he's been wrong at times. >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. believe it or not, i regret it. >> also trump campaign paul manafort, secretly lobbied inside the u.s. on behalf of ukraine's ruling political party failing to disclose such activity is against federal law. on the democratic side hillary clinton met with law enforcement officers here in new york yesterday saying that the nation needs to repair rifts between police officers and the communities they serve. new questions this morning about a $400 million u.s. payment to iran. the state department now admits the payment was directly linked
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that appears to contradict president obama's recent public statements that the u.s. does not make ransom payments. the cash belonged to iran and has been held by the u.s. since the 1970s. an international tribunal ruled the u.s. had to pay it back. >> given the fact that iran hadn't proved completely trustworthy in the past, it would have been imprudent and irresponsible for us to not since we knew this payment was coming and coming soon, to not hold it up until we made sure we had our americans out. candidate donald trump says president obama lied about the payment. there's been no comment yet from the hillary clinton campaign. cbs news has learned the clinton foundation will no longer accept contributions from foreign or corporate donors if clinton is elected president. bill clinton would also step down from the clinton foundation's board of directors. time is now 6:39. we are following breaking news out of newark. chopper 2 over the scene of a
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street and raymond boulevard. you can see a number of first responders on the scene right now. we're not sure how many passengers were on the buses at the time of this crash. we've got a reporter headed to the scene far live report. chopper 2 over the scene right now. we just witnessed some passengers being brought out on stretchers. we will give you a full accounting and an updated report coming up after this break. stay with uz on cbs2 news this morning following this breaking
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we're going to get to more on that bus accident in just a moment. first now 6:42. let's get to traffic and weather. weather up first. >> so what's going to happen today, a decent end to the
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plenty of sunshine and partly cloudy skies by this afternoon and a slim risk of a shower and storm. can't get over how beautiful it looks to start the day. 75 and mostly clear at this hour. so 6:43 in the morning. winds are calm right now. 8 a.m., 76. that's where we'll be. by noon 84 will feel like 86. 2:00 this afternoon, 87, partly cloudy, feeling like 89. so for many of us it will feel close to 90s today. about a 20% percent chance of a shower later on, and n this evening, 9:00. i think skies are clearing. it's 79 feeling like 81. your allergy forecast for today all the way through monday, we're pretty much staying in that medium to high range. does look like it will be at its worst on sunday. uv index today is an 8. that's burn time of 20 minutes. your air quality moderate. humidity levels are rising. they'll continue to rise into sunday. sunday will be the stickiest, and then we've got a beautiful forecast beyond sunday.
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for today a few more clouds as we go into the afternoon. maybe a stray shower. it's a 20% chance. overnight we settled down nicely. skies clear nicely. tomorrow again increasing clouds. i think we have more clouds around tomorrow than today. it's about a 30% chance we'll deal with a shower or storm. for sunday, more cloud cover and best bet of showers and tomorrows. your extended forecast, here today a high of 87. feeling like 89. tomorrow 87, feels like 9 sunday 85, those storms rolling on through. after monday the forecast looking pristine. alex, over to you. thank you. we have more on this breaking news we've been following in newark. two commuter buses collided. this is a live look from chopper 2 where jim smith is above the scene with the latest for us. good morning jim. >> good morning alex a serious accident, two buses as you mentioned at the intersection of raymond boulevard and broad street in newark. the one bus knocked over on its side. we have been watching as
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that is on its side. we can see at least five people that were being treated for injuries. the exact number of passengers on the buses, a number of injuries, extensive injuries not known at this time. we have seen in this area at least five people being treated for injuries taken off to ambulances. again, the intersection of raymond boulevard and broad street in newark, two buses involved in an accident. one of them on its side. live in chopper >> we are now getting word that other mass transit in the area is affected. make sure you check your schedule before you head out the door. we'll continue to follow this breaking news closely and bring you any developments as soon as they become available. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. a fire in yonkers has led to a series of burglaries. residents say thieves broke into their apartments after they were forced to evacuate the building. cbs2's lou young has the story.
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some of the 105 people out of their homes following monday's 4-alarm fire in yonkers have now learned their evacuated apartments were looted. we weren't allowed inside the building but one of the displaced victims complained outside, this man's relative translated over the phone. >> it was about $3000. his tv and his shoes and some clothes. security guards it was easy pickings for the thieves because all the apartment doors had been removed. six apartments were robbed of jewelry, electronics and cash. all the victims had already lost too much. >> this guy, for instance, works at a car wash and carries his passport with him to prove his citizenship. the money he lost was to pay his rent and credit card bills. this woman has been staying with relatives in brooklyn and says the once wide open
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>> we had to wait. i don't know how long. >> first it was wide open. now it's locked up. >> mm-hmm, yep, we can't get anything. >> one full line in the building is uninhabitable but the rest could reopen soon. the owner insisted he didn't know anything about a security problem although he did confirm there was only one security guard on duty earlier this week. >> we had one guy there, just to be honest. the guy the there the whole night. >> but the apartments robbed, six of them. >> that i don't know. >> police tell us the thieves may have come in through a rear entrance, an open window or across the attached roof from another building. five new york city parks are getting makeovers at a cost of $150 million. one park in each borough will get $30 million in upgrades including new baseball and soccer fields and hiking trails. mayor de blasio says it's all about fairness.
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and years our city government didn't look at all five boroughs equally, and the way our money was distributed didn't reflect where the people lived, so here's a chance to right some wrongs. >> the park's being improved are st. mary's in the bronx. highbridge park in manhattan, betsy head park in brooklyn, astoria park in queens and freshkills park on staten island. beat a japanese wrestler who was a three-time defending olympic champion. a reprieve for team usa and women's track event yesterday. they ran the 4 by 100-meter, qualified for the finals. earlier they finished last in their heat but they protested and won because the brazilian team bumped in the lane. and in the 400 meters, american delilah hamad took the gold.
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straight olympics. the 28-year-old matched the olympic record set in 2004. eaton closed out the victory. usain bolt won his third straight gold medal in the 200 meters. bolt said he was a little disappointed. he finished a half second short of the world record. maybe if he didn't let up there at the end, he would have broken that record. there was a light drizzle at the olympic stadium. that may have contributed to his for the triple triple gold which would make him a perfect 9 for 9 gold medals. >> i think he still did good. >> time is 6:49. we're following breaking news out of newark. chopper 2 is live over the scene. this is raymond boulevard and broad street. you can see a very serious two- bus accident there. they have been removing people from those buses this morning, at least five of them we've seen. and now we have some ground
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this accident. we saw five people being treated off to the side, placed into ambulances. we do not know how many people were on the buses at the time of the accident. it occurred at raymond boulevard and broad street. you can see one bus on its side. it does appear at this point everybody might be off the buses. the activity around the buses has calmed down. it looks like the firefighters are now into more of an investigation phase. at least five people injured in thi intersection of raymond boulevard and broad street in newark. jim, thank you. not only is this intersection affected we are getting word that other mass transit is now delayed. make sure you check your schedule as you head out the door. alternate side is in effect city wide. meg baker is at the scene. she's going to have more for us coming up. vanessa murdock is here with your forecast. >> for today looking pretty good out there, a little humid yes but warm.
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shower, maybe a thunderstorm. otherwise skies are partly cloudy, i think is a good end to the workweek. overnight a tad bit humid with light winds, 74, skies will be mainly clear. tomorrow a few more clouds around. a high of 87 again feeling closer to 90, and we have a 30% chance of showers and storms tomorrow. but sunday is truly the main event for us. we have about a 60% chance of dealing with showers and storms on sunday. a high of 85 actually will feel around 90 because l the most humid day. i think we can salvage some of your sunday. maybe a few morning showers, but it is late in the day into early monday showers and storms roll on through. after that the forecast spectacular, late monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, low humidity. temperatures where they should be and a whole lot of sunshine. chris and andrea, back to you. >> thanks so much. we want to get back to the breaking news in newark. we've got broad street and raymond boulevard here.
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buses. we're gets reports of five injuries at this point, these are early reports coming in. everybody has been moved off the buss so far. i know jim is in chopper 2 right now. jim, earlier if you could just kind of pan to the right if you can hear me a little here. i know you had some people i guess, there was a mini kind of triage unit that was being -- that was being -- i guess assembled there on the right side. >> yeah, you could see at least one person on the stretcher there in the middle of screen. jim said he saw at least five people being taken off the bus that's on its side and treated there at the scene. but we are being told that all patients have now been taken off those buses. nj transit is also telling people if you usually, you know, ride their service in downtown newark, there are delays and detours because of this accident. this is at raymond boulevard and broad street. >> i don't want to speculate what happened there. you can see this is a significant, significant
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ground. i know the chopper 2 version you can't get the degree for which the one bus, how it's literally practically on its side there. this was a significant impact here, just early reports of five injuries. we are not -- we can't confirm at this point any fatalities. we'll continue to follow this as we get more and more information here this morning. you can see what's going on here. this is broad street and raymond boulevard, and we'll be
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good morning, it's friday, the forecast looking decent. warm and muggy this afternoon. we'll be topping out in the mid- 80s, feeling more like 90. a stray shower possible. then tomorrow a 30% chance of showers and storms, a high of 87. feels like 90 and for your sunday a much better bet f back over to you. thank you. we're going to get back to this live breaking news over newark where there has been a horrific bus crash involving two nj transit buses. no total on the number of injuries but we know at least five injured so far there at raymond boulevard and broad street. >> we've been following this the greater part of the last half hour. this is a high impact bus crash here in newark. plenty of first responders on the scene right now. all of the passengers have been offloaded from the buses. we're going to continue to
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