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it's 4:30. 71 degrees on this monday, august 22nd. a refreshing start to the workweek. low humidity, lots of sunshine with temperatures in the low 80s. sounds perfect! good morning to everyone. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. we begin with a horrific sunday expressway. it's left several families grieving this morning. >> four people were killed, including a former aide to governor cuomo, a father and his young son and the boy's aunt. a fifth victim died late last night. magdalena doris has the report. . >> people responded to the scene. many described it as the worst they've ever seen. >> reporter: a person was
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in shirley sunday morning and lost control of his car, crossed the median and went airborne. the impact killed the driver, his 27-year-old sister and his 10-year-old son, christopher. patricia's 3-year-old daughter was injured but survived. their car landed on top of 29- year-old scott martella and his fiancie. the crash killing martella. according to their wedding web site, they were set to be suffolk county executive released a statement honoring martella, his communications director. the hundreds of people scott has worked with over the years... governor cuomo said he was up for any challenge, deeply respected for a strong work eitheric, candor and fighting spirit. long island is a better place
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overnight, an 81-year-old died of his injuries. he was one of four people inside think blue car crushed during the crash. his wife is in critical condition. magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> all three cars have been impounded by the county police to determine what condition they were in before the crash. it's now 4:32. let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s. nice to see you, john. >> welcome back, mary. welcome to you on this monday morning. got very comfortable weather to look forward to today. changes under way courtesy of the shifting wind, more of a northwest wind. it's going to be refreshing tonight. quiet in the city now, except for the party on 10th avenue. that was a lot of fun this morning. clearing the heavy rain out of the east end. montauk seeing showers, that will clear out. and this is your day. your day should be bright, should delight, breezy at times, but a cooler wind.
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it's the absence of the humidity that will really put the icing on this weather cake. so we slice that up and serve more of your forecast up in a bit. but now, good morning to alice alex dennis. >> good morning, john. nice to have you back. the saw mill parkway is closed in both directions for ongoing construction between grant street, marble avenue. and heads up for new jersey transit riders. northeast coastline trains have a delay in both directions due to amtrak work. lirr, on or close to schedule for you. a live look at the george washington bridge, delay-free here. lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel are moving well. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. new york city spent millions of dollars in the fight against zika.
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janelle burrell is live with more on the city's efforts. janelle? >> reporter: mary, there are 480 travel-related zika cases here in new york city. 49 of them are pregnant women. the health commissioner doesn't expect to find mosquitos here in the city, but they're not taking any chances. this week, residents in two dozen brooklyn and queens neighborhoods can expect to see health departments spraying for the mosquitos that are known to carry zika. part of plan to protect new yorkers from the virus. . >> going to keep doing what we need to do and spending the money we need to spend, but we expect the federal government to be a partner. >> reporter: the mayor urged congress to return from recess to offer $1.9 billion in funding to fight the virus on a national level. >> this is an international crisis, ergo the help of the federal government.
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of two designated zika zones. today is the first day for nearly 8,000 students in miami dade county. the health department there handing out free bug spray and in some school districts, offering long, protective clothing for students, as well. at airports in our region, signs like these, warning travelers. >> scary. very scary. >> reporter: some say it's enough to keep them from going to miami altogether. >> i wouldn't want to be down there, you know, a native down there and i wouldn't want to be visiting as >> reporter: spraying begins at 10:00 tomorrow night and lasts through 6:00 wednesday morning. the health department started a web site, which you can see at the bottom of your screen. it has information for you track the spraying and get other zika information, as well. chris? a harlem woman killed by a spray bullet and the neighborhood wants to know where the guns are coming from. >> let's stop this violence.
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was watching a card game late saturday night when a bullet hit her neck. police say he was not the intended target. her husband is devastated. >> of all the people in the world, she had something. >> the search for the gunman continues. a few hours after she was hit, there was more gunfire about six blocks away. two men were wounded there. and hillary clinton california. donald trump holds a rally in akron, ohio. the tracker poll of ohio voters shows clinton extending her lead with 46 percent, versus 40 percent for trump. a two-point gain for clinton since the last poll in july. and in iowa, they're in a dead heat with 40 percent a piece. a security scare at jfk airport. last week, the terminal was
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it later turned out to be rowdy celebration watching the olympics. schumer is asking for crisis communication. >> we saw what happened when there would be a would-be terrorist incident, the agencies are not in coordination and panic ensues. and we're sort of lucky in this incident, not only that there was no terror incident, but that no one was hurt as people ran to safety, which can often happen. >> the governor announced a state review the olympic flame is out in rio, but not without a big party in true brazilian style. the olympic athletes and the world did fireworks and dancing. team usa led into the stadium by four-time gold medalist simone biles. the u.s. taking home a record 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall after the 16 days of competition.
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incident involving ryan lochte said the group was robbed at gunpoint after a night of partying. brazilian police showed they were confronted by armed security guards after vandalizing a bathroom. >> they let down our rio who did such a wonderful job and we feel very badly about that. >> lochte has apologized for overexaggerating his version of the story. and a day of unity in brooklyn. >> totally inappropriate. inappropriate. >> he says throwing a festival was no way to commemorate a race riot in the city's
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after several wildfires in california. john? some of the rain, they need. we had it overnight. but we have changes now. a lot less humid and it's going to look good. it's going to be a relatively quiet week. we're going to talk more after the break. it's the celebration of the ar! blinds to go's annual storewide sale going on now! buy one, get one at half price. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price. our biggest sale of the year is a blast! blinds to go.
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to put your mark on the spire. at least now during this 100- year anniversary. >> 71 degrees. what a way to start the week. let's get to the traffic and weather on the 2s and see what's happening. >> let's go to the national park, a state park or a city park today. it's going to be nice. we have changing weather to talk about, due to the winds. 73 in brooklyn. and let's see, 65. i believe this is giant she's committed, east brunswick and this comment, finally, some needed rain. and i hope you enjoy that because i know it slowed things down yesterday, but i know this is a nice stretch of weather over the next few days. 68 in river edge. this is true, too, it is national tooth fairy day. in 1932, teddy's roosevelt,
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in a car, too. let's get ready to set out today. the brakes going, some will get a break from the a.c. the wipers are off for the most part, but maybe the top is down, too. partly cloudy, 71. winds variable at 5 miles per hour. around the area, let's see, the spread from 61 to 71. from there in monticello to 71 here in the city. and the hamptons with wet weather. the numbers are down from yesterday. down about 5 degrees. points right now, 50s, 62 in the city. dew points are down from this time yesterday, as well. we are going to see very low dew points over the next few days, including in some folks in the upper 40s overnight tonight. well northwest. not the city, but it's going to be cooler. so, hour by hour, you will see the sun's power and 81 will feel like 81. there will be a few clouds, you know, anytime you have an exiting system, you will see clouds particularly closer to
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east. but for the most part, that northwest wind lowers. the moisture right at the surface so you don't see as much in the way of clouds. the air quality will be great. there will is nice, bright, brilliant skies with a few clouds to punctuate it. you get a sense of it here in the futurecast. it's quiet today. quiet into tuesday. look at this, even into wednesday. wonderful on wednesday. possibly later in the week, that's when we could see a shower. by friday into saturday, humidity levels will be up. lots of sun, less humidity, breezy. it will be breezy. 81 for your afternoon high. overnight tonight, 64. very comfortable. that's in the city. there will be more variety as far as temperatures around the area. more than the 10-degree spread. tuesday, terrific. less wind. pleasant again and 80. so that -- that could be the pick of the week tuesday. it's going to be close with wednesday, but there's the warm- up. more humidity, could see a shower or thunderstorm later friday.
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>> good morning, everyone. in queens, construction is just being cleared from the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it just passed laguardia airport. no delays through the area. the l.i.e. and van wyck are moving well for you. up to the tappan zee bridge, clear into and throughout westchester and rockland counties. and northeast corridor and north jersey coastline trains have a delay until 5:00 this morning due to amtrak work. another 15 mines clears. everything else is on or close to schedule. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. back to you. >> thank you, alex. if you're waking up, here's a quick look at the morning update. five people killed, six injured on the long island expressway in shirley. a car traveling east yesterday morning crossed the median and struck two other cars. among those killed, 29-year-old scott martella, director of communications for suffolk county. had a was also a form -- he was
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cuomo. and first-degree murder of a mom and assistant 10 days ago. the motive is unclear. the new york city health department launched a mosquito hotline. you can also see the spraying schedule. that's www.gov/health/mosquito. . remembering the riots 25 years later, on sunday, people to mark the dark chapter in the city's history. dave carlin reports the service was about unity, despite one family member who boycotted the event. >> reporter: observing the presence of crown heights, brooklyn, but also looking back at racially-fueled violation and lawlessness that this neighborhood endured 25 years ago. >> today is a day of reflection.
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kato. kato's 7-year-old son gavin was struck and killed by a car from a motorcade sparking clarks where a man was stabbed to death. a quarter century later, kato's dad and rosenbaum's brother are connected. that has rosenbaum bristling. >> just totally inappropriate. inappropriate. >> reporter: he stayed home to avoid seeing games and arts and crafts. >> this is not a time for cotton candy. this is not a time for rides and amusements. >> mr. rosenbaum's not here. do you wish he was? >> yes. some why?
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>> reporter: some people share rosenbaum's reservations about the tone of the anniversary events. others say they don't after witnessing the children here. >> love, peace. >> reporter: the goals she stated are being stamped onto a quilt. organizers say kids who don't necessarily know crown heights painful past march us into a united future. dave carlin, cbs 2 news. along with the death there, nearly 200 pee heights riots. police cars are set on fire and the area suffered $1 million in property damage. southern california residents affected by a massive wildfire are returning home this morning, but some have nothing left. about 82,000 people were ordered to leave their properties last tuesday when the fire broke out in san bernardino, east of l.a. at least 100 homes have been destroyed. the fire charred more than 37 37,000 acres and is now about
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louisiana and arkansas has another effect. there is a major damper on the nation's rice harvest. farmers just started harvesting last weekend. louisiana makes up 15 percent of the rice in the nation. and stocks are down after small losses on wall street on friday. energy companies lost ground as a rally in oil prices faded. the dow jones fell by 45 points. the s&p lost 3. dropped just over 1. and united air lines is adding new routes to florida. starting on december 16th, the carrier will offer direct service to and from newark to key west, making it the only direct flight there. then starting in january, united will also expand that key west service to chicago. >> they're always looking at key west in the winter time. 4:49. a warning to come for parents and students going back to school. and predators lurking in
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elas pineas. pinelas pinelas winnifer garcia. tenzer let's get this week started. 71 degrees at 4:52. weather on the 2s and john elliot. >> it's going to be a nice day today. a benevolent breeze is blowing. partly cloudy and 71 now. winds are variable at 5. winds could gust to 20, 25 miles per hour. but that will do this. decreasing humidity on the menu today. it's a good day,a lot of sun out there, that's going to be the pattern over the next few days. gusty, though. you will feel it. it's a different kind of wind.
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lots of heat in the central states, but we tap into a more comfortable air mass. we have nice numbers and a little bit below normal. what a treat. here's a treat, i hope. here's alex. >> thank you, john. good morning, everyone. traveling in yorktown, we have changes for you. route 129 is closed in both directions between hunter brook road because of a fallen tree there. stick with baptist hill as an alternate there. both directions between grant street and marble avenue for ongoing construction. and northeast corridor, north jersey coastline trains have delays in both directions because of amtrak work. it's scheduled until 5:00, another 10 minutes. we will tell you when it wraps up. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. marine scientists are tracking great white sharks off of long island. the two shark pops were tagged
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named montauk, the other is a male named hudson. scientists will track their movements up and down the coast for the next several years. >> don't get too close. in the next half hour, how tech giants are joining forces to take down the annoying robo calls. plus this -- >> since they moved over here, it's been a chaos. an italian ice stand has people heated
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august 22nd. feels like spring. no humidity, plenty of sunshine is on the way. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. first, new warnings about the zika virus. the areas most vulnerable and what the city is doing to keep you safe. and speed may be the cause of that tragic crash on the long island expressway. five people are killed, including a former aide to governorualo in what some call the worst accidents they've wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. the horrific accident happened sunday morning in shirley. >> the most seriously injured survivors were taken to stony brook university hospital. magdalena doris joins us live there this morning with an update. magdalena? >> reporter: chris and mary, five people killed in the crash, six others now being treated for injuries and the crash victims range in age from 10 years old to 81. >> responders came, many
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accident they've ever seen. >> reporter: police believe 26- year-old carmella pinelas of hicksville was speeding eastbound near exit 68 in shirley sunday morning when he lost control of his subaru, crossed the median and went airborne, crashing into two other vehicles. the impact killed the driver, carmelo pinelas, his 27-year- old sister, patricia, and his 10-year-old son christopher. her 3-year-old daughter was injured, but survived. their car landed on top of fiancie. the crash killing martella. the fiancie survived. according to the wedding web site, they were set to be married in april. suffolk county executive steven villone released a statement honoring martella, his communications director. >> reporter: governor cuomo described his former aide as
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>> reporter: overnight, 81- year-old isidore aid alison of westhampton decide of his injuries. he was one four people inside this blue car crushed during the crash. his wife is in critical condition. >> reporter: all three cars involved in the crash have been impounded by the suffolk county police. they are looking into sa as for the people injured, doctors are focusing on all six people in getting them into recovery. live in stony brook, long island this morning, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. at 5:02, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. john elliot beginning with the forecast. >> thank you, mary. hi, everybody. we have high pressure nosing in with less humidity. it feels better. it's going to be breezy. it's a transition day, but going to usher in a nice stretch of weather.
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dry. overnight rains, yeah, they continue. slowly exiting. slowly exiting for parts of the east end. that's the process today. a few clouds will wrap around this exiting low and trailing front. the low is well out of our area. so that bodes well as far as prettier skies. maybe a little cleanup after yesterday or maybe just a day to savor and enjoy. numbers are a degree or two below normal. and it will feel better with the drier air in place. so, weather's okay. is >> reporter: john, we have changes going in yorktown. let's begin there, route 129 is closeed in both directions between hunter brook road and underhill avenue because of a fallen tree. stick to baptist church road as an alternate there. and going in pleasantville, the saw mill river parkway is reduced to one lane in both directions for ongoing construction. a live look the -- a live look at the george washington bridge, moving well.
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tunnel is also clear. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the fight against zeke ika is on track to cost the city tens of millions of dollars. >> it is now a top priority. janelle burrell is here with more on the city's efforts. janelle? >> reporter: new york city alone, 480 people have been diagnosed with the virus. 49 of them are pregnant women. and it's believed that they traveling. city officials said they are taking aggressive steps to make sure the mosquitos here in new york are not carriers. >> this week, residents in two dozen brooklyn and queens neighborhoods can expect to see health department trucks spraying for the mosquitos that are known to carry zika. part of a three-year plan to help protect new yorkers from the virus. >> we're going to keep doing what we need to do and spending the money we need to spend, but
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>> reporter: last week, the mayor urged congress to return from recess to authorize $1.9 billion in funding to fight the virus on a national level. >> this is an international health crisis, ergo the responsibility of the federal government, just like an international security threat would be the responsibility of the federal government. >> reporter: in miami, two designated zika zones. today is the first day of school for nearly 8,000 students in miami dade county. the health department there handing out re in some school districts, offering long, protective clothing for students, as well. at airports in our region, signs like these at laguardia warning travelers. >> scary, very scary. >> reporter: some admitting the virus is enough to keep them from going to miami altogether. >> i wouldn't want to be down there, you know, a native down there and i wouldn't want to be visiting down there as a tourist, either. . >> reporter: spraying in brooklyn and queens begins at 10:00 tomorrow night and lasts until 6:00 wednesday morning. the city health department
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your screen. it has information for you to track spraying and get other zika information, as well. chris? >> janelle, thank you. a harlem woman is killed by a stay bullet and her neighborhood wants to knew where where -- to know where the weapons are coming from. >> let's stop this violation. >> reporter: 61-year-old odessa simms was watching a card game late saturday night when a bullet hit her neck. she was not the intended target. her huan >> of all the people in the world, she's the innocent one. i don't understand it. >> the search continues for the gunman. after simms was hit, there was more gunfire six blocks away. two men were wounded. the family of a woman killed in a major bus crash in newark is asking for help. a go fund me page has been set up for the family to help raise money for the funeral. the mother and grandmother was
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transit bus t-boned the bus she was riding in friday morning. >> she was supposed to come friday after work to come see me. we spoke and she was like, no, after work i'll see you and the kids. and then she never came. >> one of the bus drivers was killed. the other was released from the hospital saturday. no word yet on what caused the crash. people came to remember the crown heights riots. there were marches, speeches and a community festival. in august of 1991, carmel cato's 7-year-old son gavin was struck and killed by someone in a motorcade, sparking clashes where yankel rosenbaum was stabbed to death. cato attended the events, but rosenbaum's brother decided not
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cotton candy,a time for rides and amusement. >> mr. rosenbaum isn't here. do you wish he were? >> yes. >> why? >> to show the love. >> along with yankel rosenbaum's death, two dozen people were injured and there was $1 million in property damage. and a wedding party in turkey, at least 51 people were killed, 70 others wounded. turkey's president says a suicide bomber was a child as young as 12. no group has yet claimed respons says the terror group is trying to destabilize the nation. and new fallout after a security scare at jfk airport. last week, a terminal was evacuated after false reports of a shooting which turned out to be a rowdy celebration of people watching the olympics. senator schumer is asking for more airport security, including crisis communication. >> we saw what happened when there would be a -- a would-be
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coordination and panic ensues and we're sort of lucky in this incident, not only that there was no terrorist incident, but that no one was hurt as people ran to safety, which can often happen. >> governor cuomo has already announced a state review of the incident. 5:09 now. hate your job? if you do, find out why it could be even worse for your health. plus, tempers are flaring in a westchester community and it's all over italian ice. why a stand selling the sweet treat has a lot of people in a and another heart warming salute for a 5-year-old boy sick with cancer. all right, weather-wise we see big changes under way. during the course of the morning. lots of sun later today. need the sunglasses, sunscreen, too. some water to keep you nice and refreshed. we've got traffic and weather
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traffic and weather on the 2s. you can see the band is back together. >> yeah! >> great to have you back. great to have you back. always good to have you here. >> good, old alex. >> how are you, mary, did you have a good break? >> i did, i did. it was really nice. >> the weekend was good. >> here's my life.
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no, no, no. >> you're up early. >> there's all kinds of room because my daughter's off to college. there's nothing left in the bathtub. all the shampoo and all the conditioner is all gone. >> all right. that's what happened in my day today. northwest wind is going to blow cooler air. even alex was on the edge on that one. ha ha. we had 70 in the partly cloudy. winds are variable at 5. they changed my green screen. i'm in greenland here! [ laughter ] >> this is 68 for the jersey juror. 68 in rye. 66 in morristown. you can see what's heading our way. 59 in detroit. 70 in the city. that's 7 degrees cooler than yesterday.
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that's part of the equation. and we're tapping into it because we have a northwest wind. it will be gusty at times, maybe 20, 25 miles per hour, but that's the source of this big infusion of natural air conditioning that we're going to enjoy today. 77 lunchtime, it will feel like it. 81 for a high this afternoon. that's a degree below normal. 82 is the normal. we will hover below normal a degree or two for the first week's end. the sun coming up should be pretty. and at 7:43, the sunset. there was a soaker for some yesterday. we're drier now and feeling relief as far as using the umbrella. tomorrow, another wine. tomorrow, with the proximity of the high, there's less wind. it's nice. the numbers are at or below normal with nice conditions.
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thursday and friday. the high continues to migrate with more of a south, then a southwest wind by week's end.
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70 degrees on this monday, august 22 a sunny day on tap. the new concern over the spread of the virus in florida as toward uncle back-to-school. the new tool new yorkers can use to stop the spread of the virus. new information on the crash that killed five people including a former aide to governor cuomo. thank you for waking up left several families grieving. the most injured survivors are treating those are being treated at stony brook hospital. >> reporter: six people are recovering from injuries and one woman is listed in critical condition and responders who got to the scene described this accident as devastating. >> volunteers respond to the
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worst accident they've ever seen. >> reporter: police .26 year old was speeding eastbound on the l i e near exit 68 inch early sunday morning. he lost control of the subaru crossed the median and went airborne crashing into other vehicles. the impact to the driver's 27- year-old sister patricia and his 10-year-old son christopher. her three-year-old daughter was injured but survived >> the cars in the top 29-year- old scott mark teller and his fi she survived. the north port high school sweethearts were set to be married in april. suffolk county executive steve malone released a statement on remarked, his communications director hundreds people he's worked with over the years and thousands of people whose lives he has positively impacted were described him as nothing short of an amazing person. governor cuomo described his former aide as being up for any challenge.
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fighting spirit. long island is better because of his service and dedication. overnight 81-year-old isadore abelson of westhampton died of his injuries. he was one of four people inside the blue car crashed during the crash his wife is in critical condition. police believe speed was a major factor in this crash in suffolk county investigators will be examining each card to issues as well. time for traffic and weather you were gone for days in the humidity roundup and now it's going to be gorgeous. he comes back to take the credit >> the next the days are great make plans. this may be an historic week for some folks. that will be less humidity and bright skies.
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have fun. right now we're saying goodbye to the rain. hello rhode island. this is the front of his leaving and it gets week the wind from the northwest will keep the dew points in check. we see numbers around 80 today and tomorrow? humanity. it's going to be a comfortable day to get out and enjoy. >> or it may feel like fall a little tonight. >> do not feel it. -- do not see that. if you are traveling in sexy to have changes. 17 a is closed in both directions. because of poetry and wires down. there's not a great alternate through the area so give yourself extra time. the george washington bridge looking good. holland tunnel is also clear the new jersey turnpike looking
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alternate side parking is in effect citywide. .text and drive. new york city is investing millions into the fight against zika. >> hundred and new yorkers are already infected target mosquito population is tough. we have more on the efforts. >> reporter: the new york city health commissioner says they don't expect to find zika in mosquitoes but they are taking every precaution ramping up efforts to keep there more than 400 cases in the city and 49 are pregnant women. they are all believed to have contracted while traveling >> this week residents in two dozen bergens in queens neighborhoods to see health department trucks sprang from mosquitoes known to carry zika. part of a three-year $21 million plan to protect new yorkers in virus.
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do and spending the money we need to spend but we expect the federal government to be a partner to mayor lee plus you first come first returned from its recess to authorize 1.9 $1.9 billion in funding to fight the fires on a national level. >> is an international health crisis ergo the responsibility of the federal government like any international security threat would be there spots ability of the federal government. >> the site of the submitted zika zones miami beach and the winwood neighborhood it's students in miami-dade county. the health department is hand out free bug spray in some places free long protective clothing for the students as well. signed at laguardia are warning travelers. >> it is scary >> some morning than admitting it's dangerous have to keep them from going to miami. >> i don't want to visit there. >> reporter: spring in brooklyn
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and last through 6 am wednesday morning. they hope to permit started a website at your screen which is information to track spraying and get other information. a home in midwood brooklyn open flames overnight. it started after 3 am. it said to be unoccupied and no injuries reported. firefighters were got the flyer under control but no word on how it started. a stray bullet takes a life of the harlem grandmother and now here from the grief stricken husband in a community outraged by the violence. steve langford reports. >> reporter: friends of odessa simms on the exact spot the mother and grandmother was shot and killed watching a car -- card game saturday at midnight next the playground on lenox avenue. >> i saw her expire. her last breath >> reporter: longtime friend charles cooke was sitting playing cutthroat pinochle when
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sitting. >> this happened because two fools with weapons chasing another guy and hits her >> this community is halted by the random cruelty of the killing of their friend. another victim is seemingly endless cycle of death. this was not the only recorded shooting in this section of lenox avenue. here. one young man hit by a bullet taken to the hospital in stable condition. the grieving husband odessa simms devastated that the marriage of 36 years ended with such sudden brutality. >> she was innocent. i don't understand.
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since the shooting a man has been arrested for gun possession but police believe the killer is still on the run. a field today for the bronx to the worker who got the -- accepted to excel in pepper park edward guzman was being escorted ever deli and he opened fire killing 49-year-old one camaro. he was shot and wounded by a second officer in facing charges including murder and attempted murder of a police officer. new develop minds in bronwyn lochte -- ryan lochte. the committee announced it will take action but declined to give specifics. he initially said he and his team it's were robbed at gunpoint after a night of partying. police revealed the americans were confronted by armed security guards after they vandalized a gas station bathroom. >> the let down our athletes and let down americans. and they really let down our
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>> he has apologized for cold over exaggerating his version of the story recovery efforts continue in louisiana hit by historic and deadly flooding. state officials are now stepping up a temporary less system to help people whose vehicles were damaged or destroyed. recovery centers of opened with more on the way and $30 million in federal housing assistance has been approved and 320 the obama's are back at the white house after returning from summer vacation. they arrived last night after two weeks at birth this vineyard. the president has busy weeks ahead to be in baton rouge tomorrow to firsthand look at the devastation and also ahead is a fight with congress over the federal budget and zika funding. he will also campaign aggressively in october for hillary clinton. coming up we come to the end of the summer travel season
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coming up remembering the riots 25 years later how people in crown heights came together to mark the start chapter. kept with us during the program and all the long on facebook or twitter or
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5:42. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. we like this one, john. >> yo one, you're going to like that one. monday, tuesday, wednesday, even thursday pretty nice. big dominating area of high pressure. we say hi to our weather watchers. 73 in brooklyn. from elaina, this is a work of art. she had a picture of a beautiful, beautiful silhouette shot that she's just celebrating. the dew point is below 70. i tell you what, elaina doesn't like humidity and heat and humidity combined, causes a lot of stress.
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beautiful in yonkers, as well. again, beautiful shots, nice. and the welcomed rain over the weekend. we are rain-free now. that will mess with the pollen count. we will share that in a second. pretty in the city now, though. you can see the nice skies. lots of sun today. 70, mostly clear now. winds intensify later today. a few more numbers around the area. monticello at 59. hour by hour in the city, 77 at lunchtime, 81 your high today. below normal. yeah, not bad at all. you have a northwest wind. so you see the numbers in the upper 70s, low 80s in the afternoon, then overnight tonight, look at that. parts of the area in the 40s. this is what alex dennis is so
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can you believe it? are you bobbing for apples over there? fall, technically, one month away today. can you believe it? i'm a summer-lover. alex just clicked her heels. the pollen count is high today, tomorrow and wednesday. there's not much relief. we have other elements of the forecast. humidity is nice and low. barometer is on the rise. air qualit great. u.v. forecast is about an eight so be sure to have the sunscreen on if you're heading out. a lot of sun today, tomorrow, wednesday. it's just bone-dry and here's why. it's a big high. big area of high pressure dominating. it's just a string of nice days ahead. some the models hinting on friday.
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with higher dew points, it will feel like the 90s again. here she is. send your cards and letters to alex dennis. >> i'm a fall lover, growing up in florida, i never got to see the leaves change! and 17 a is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree and wires. not a great alternate. give yourself plenty of time. in queens, the l.i.e. is moving well in both dion side. ebbing and flow from the boulevard to the van wyck expressway. mass transit is on or close to schedule. metro north path trains, new jersey transit, lirr, alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. and on sunday, people in crown heights came together to mark the dark chapter in the city's history. dave carlin reports. the service was about unity,
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boycotted the event. >> reporter: observing the vibrant presence of crown heights, brooklyn. >> crown heights is a wonderful place. >> reporter: and looking back at racially-fueled violence and lawlessness that the neighborhood endured 25 years ago. >> today is a day of reflection. >> reporter: this anniversary gathering included carmel cato. >> i appreciate all the good things with the people. cato's 7-year-old son gavin was clashes during which 29-year- old yankel rosenbaum was stabbed to death. a quarter century later, cato's dad and rosenbaum's brother share hopes for peace. rosenbaum was a no-show. he was not here for speeches, candles and a march on kingston avenue. . >> we are now to broward park for an anniversary festival designed to provide fun and unity. >> reporter: it is the festival
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rosenbaum bristling. >> just totally inappropriate. inappropriate. he stayed home to avoid playing games and arts and crafts. >> this is not a time for cotton candy. this is not a time for rides and amusements. >> do you wish rosenbaum was here? >> yes >> why? >> to show the love. >> reporter: some people share rosenbaum's reservations about the tone of these anniversary events. others say they don't after witnessith >> reporter: the goals she stated are being stamped onto a quilt. organizers say kids who don't necessarily know crown heights painful past march us into a united future. dave carlin, cbs 2 news. along with yankel rosenbaum's death, nearly 200 people were injured during the crown heights riots. police cars were set on fire and the area suffered a million dollars in property damage.
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>> and the high-tech features movie theaters are adding to draw you in. jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you. >> good morning, chris and mary. the federal reserve meets this week at jackson hall and as usual, investors will be looking for clues about another possible interest rate hike on wall street. the dow fell 45 points. futures are pointing to a bit of a lower open. gas prices are heading higher as the price of rallies. it usually takes a couple of weeks for the price at the gas pump to adjust to crude prices. in new york, the average is $2.30 a gallon, $0.40 less than last year at this time. if you're looking to book your last trip, tomorrow could be the day to do it. august 23rd is considered cheap flight day. it's when expensive fares start to fall as demand goes down. tickets could drop by 10 to 20
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going high-tech. 4 d uses special effects like sense, motion, even water to bring a movie to life. los angeles, not sure i need water sprayed on me during a movie, but it seems cool. >> the last thing i want in a movie theater is any type of water, anything like that, for the last showing. >> thank you. coming up, the warning from the irs about a back-to- school scam. and donating to the police. but first, 2-0 win for the mets over the giants. here's steve with the morning sports. >> the yankees are in seattle. last night, the mets won and yankees lost.
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5:52 now. we have a beautiful day ahead. thank you, j i mean, if you really look closely at this, it's almost shades of gray. you've got ominously high pressure in control. bright blue there, just a thin line there and then the river and then the city. getting up. mostly clear and 70 now. winds are variable at 5. here's the deal. finally catching a break from the humidity. high pressure is going to deliver a string of nice days. humidity back later in the week along with the rain chance. that's the upper 80s #3w678 friday.
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here's alex dennis. >> thank you, john. we have an accident blocking the lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway, approaching laguardia airport. we have delays that extend back to northern boulevard. in tuxedo, route 17 a is closed in both directions at benjamin meadow road, due to a fallen tree and wires. not a great alternate. also, subway issues in brooklyn now due to switching problems at 59th street. we have coney island-bound "n" line. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the consumer alert this morning, a back-to-school scam, the irs is warning that scammers are calling people to demand payment for a fake federal student tax. they claim to call police if they don't get their money. the irs says they don't demand immediate payments and doesn't threaten to have anyone arrested. if you get a suspicious call, just hang up.
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a schoolteacher and a stranger leads to a remarkable life lesson at a wal-mart. lessa brown was in the checkout line behind a 7th grade teacher buying supplies for her students. he paid the $97 bill. she was so grateful that she started to cry and now he's asking others to follow his example to pay it forward. >> challenge you, whatever it is you can afford, to volunteer at a school, lp love thy neighbor. love thy neighbor means do your part. >> his kindness inspired the teacher to do more to help others. >> very nice gesture there. a westchester community has come together to help important members of the law enforcement community. >> the new rochelle police department was presented with a special gift during a ceremony friday. alex is here with more on the story. >> reporter: good morning to you both. the presentation was especially meaningful as several residents were fold help raise money to
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two special members were at the center of the fundraiser. two friends, both from new rochelle, wanted to do something for those who serve. jennifer, who works at an animal hospital got jessica to create a go fund me account. >> this is my home. anything i can do to give back, i do. >> reporter: they raised $3,000 in less than a month and it all started with a simple phone call. >> i called new rochelle and asked if they had one, they said they had one, a couple know how good it still is. >> reporter: no need to wonder anymore because tank and valor now have state-of-the-art k-9 vests for protection. this is similar to what the swat teams wear during tactical situations, they're bullet and stab proof. the extra six pounds don't look like much, but handlers now have peace of mind. >> it's great to know i can send him into a dangerous situation with more confidence.
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>> reporter: officers extremely touched by the gesture. they do just as much as them in keeping the community safe and the bond they share is real. >> i get goosebumps and chills when i hear that people appreciate us and want to help us out. he's a work tool, but at the same time, you create a bond has unmatched. i'd probably die for him as i'm sure he would for me. >> reporter: the sentiment tank and valor share. the department at $1,000 a piece. they were very vocal, tank and valor. >> yes, and they deserve it. they work as hard as the human cops. dogs need the vests, too. >> and the bond there. >> that's great in new rochelle. >> i love the shepards, too. great day for dog-walking today. >> what a day! >> it's going to be nice, a bit breezy, though, look out for that. changes in rockland
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so, you know -- >> traffic in new york city! time now, just about here. 5:57. the olympic games come to an end. a look at the closing ceremonies in rio coming up. and many concerned parents in south florida this morning, as kids return to school in the zika zone. how long officials expect the virus to stick around. and the family of a victim of a deadly bus crash in newark is pleading for help from the community. cbs 2 news continues after this. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos.
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6:00 and 70 degrees on this monday, august 22nd. it's a beautiful start to the week with a lot of sunshine and a breeze for you, too. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. we have traffic and weather on the 2s in to go. >> many described it as the worst accident they've ever seen. >> tragedy on the long island expressway. five people killed in a chain reaction crash, including a former aide to governor cuomo. what police say may have been a factor in this crash. fighting the zika concerns. the concern over the virus is growing as the health experts say the virus could stick
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what new york city officials are doing to fight zika and keep residents informed about the virus this is the best part of the trump campaign. he's able to be here, and also the pivot that he's made is unsubstituted. >> we're not seeing a pivot. donald trump himself said this was not a pivot. >> hillary clinton is gaining ground in one key battleground state and donald trump tries to present a new image to voters. > there would be a would-be terrorist incident, the agencies are not in coordination and panic ensues. >> new fallout after a security scare at jfk airport. what senator schumer is calling for in an effort to improve airport security and crisis communications. they're all in my fridge and they're easy. >> yeah. >> easy snacks. sometimes replacing a meal with a snack that looks healthy could make you even more hungry.
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i declare the games of the 31st olympiad closed. >> the olympic games are history. the memorable moments of the closing ceremony and the gymnast becomes a celebrity as she bids farewell to rio. traffic and weather on the 2s now. here's john. >> consider me your sneaky snack. i'm here to make you feel good today. we have that will usher in great air. it already is beautiful out there. high pressure dominates. first half of the week. then we see a change with the change in the wind thursday into friday. today, the window out of the northwest, 20 to 25 miles per hour. funneling through the city, you will see more of a breeze, but it's a different kind of a wind with less humidity. it feels great. looks good, too. high of 81 with mostly sunny skies. almost 6:03 in the morning. you've got places to go. what's going on, alex? >> thank you, john.
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the westbound side of the grand central parkway starting to approach laguardia airport. delays extend back to northern boulevard. going in tuxedo, let's move to orange county. 17a is closed in both directions at benjamin meadow road because of a fallen tree and wires. give yourself plenty of time if this is a portion of your ride. subway issues in brooklyn due to switching problems at 59th street. coney island-bound "n" trains are running on the "d" line. alternate sidar be safe. don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. now to the horrific accident that happened sunday morning on the l.i.e. in shirley. >> seriously injured survivors were taken to stony brook university hospital. magdalena doris joins us from there live this morning. magdalena? >> reporter: mary and chris, five people were killed in the crash. doctors now focused on recovery for the six people who did survive, a 71-year-old woman is in critical condition this
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one of those who didn't survive the crash. >> many described this as the worst accidents they ever saw. >> reporter: police believe 26- year-old carmella pinelas of hicksville was speeding eastbound on the l.i.e. near exit 68 in shirley sunday morning when he lost control of his subaru, crossed the median and went airborne, crashing into two other vehicles. the impact killed the driver, his 27- and his 10-year-old son christopher. patricia's 3-year-old daughter was injured but survived. their car landed on top of 29- year-old scott martella and his fiancie, the crash killing him, she survived. according to their wedding web site, the northport high school sweethearts were set to be married in april. the suffolk county executive released a statement honoring martella, his communications
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1 >> reporter: governor cuomo described him... start >> reporter: overnight, an 81- year-old man died of his injuries. he was one of four people inside of this blue car, crushed during the crash. his wife is in critical now, police believe that speed was a factor in this crash and suffolk county investigators today will be examining all three vehicles involved to check for mechanical flax. in stony brook, long island, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, magdalena. the fight against zika is on track to cost the city tens of millions of dollars. >> with hundreds of new yorkers already infected, targeting the city's mosquito population is a top priority. janelle burrell is live with
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>> reporter: 480 people have been diagnosed with the virus in new york city. 49 of them are pregnant women. it's believed they contracted it while traveling. city officials say they are taking aggressive steps to make sure the mosquitos here in new york are not carriers. this week, residents in two dozen brooklyn and queens neighborhoods can expect to see health department trucks spraying for the mosquitos known to carry zika. part of a yorkers from the virus. >> we're going to keep doing what we need to do and spending the money that we need to spend, but we expect the federal government to be a partner. >> reporter: last week, the mayor urged congress to return from its recess to authorize $1.9 billion in funding to fight the virus on a national level. >> this is an international health crisis, ergo the responsibility of the federal government, just like an international security threat would be the responsibility of the federal government. >> reporter: in miami, the site
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miami beach and the winwood neighborhood. today is the first day of school for nearly 8,000 students in miami dade county. the health department there handing out free bug spray and in some school districts, offering long, protective clothing for students, as well. in airports in our region, signs warning travelers. >> very scary. >> reporter: some admitting the virus is enough to keep them from going to miami altogether. >> i wouldn't want to be down there, you know, a native down there and wouldn't want to be visiting down there as a >> reporter: spraying begins at 10:00 tomorrow night and lasts through 6:00 wednesday morning. the city health department started a new web site, which you can see at the bottom of your screen. there is information to track spraying and get other zika information. chris? >> janelle, thank you. happening today, another court appearance for the accused killer of a man and his assistant. he's facing charges, including first-degree murder. police say he shot the two men as they left their mosque in
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he denies being the gunman. investigators say the motive for the double murder is unclear. the family of a man killed in a major bus crash in newark has a go fund me page. 49-year-old jessie garcia was on her way to work when an nj transit bus t-boned the bus she was riding in friday morning. >> she was supposed to come friday after work to come see me. she was like, no, after work i'll see you. she never came. >> one of the travelers was taken to the hospital and released on saturday. no word on what caused the crash. stepping up security. what senator schumer is calling for after a recent scare at
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hillary clinton in a key battleground state. a little time to have fun today? let's head out to the pool. the humidity is down. it's going to feel great and refreshing coming out of the water. plenty of sun, burn time, 20 minutes. have the sunscreen on. traffic and weather, we're on,
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we're back on this months morning. starting out with 69 degrees. look at this sunrise for you. it's a beautiful one. you can see that. >> we're getting great weather. >> traffic and weather on the 2s. here's john. >> one of those things where they're watching us. all right. welcome back we have nice numbers. we got a kick out of this. 71 from casey in westward. he's got to go to jfk, speaking of planes, he would like alex to bless his car. i didn't know she did that, but, you know what? god bless you on your trip today. let's see now, i believe this is sherry, the jets fan, 64. she's loving these temperatures. loves the way they look. i like the way this looks. charlie sent in some -- charlie
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picture. i don't know what kind of lens you're using. and kenneth got a good one, as well. it's take your cat to the vet day today. and here's charlie the chipmunk. look at that definition. you guys are great! enjoying the great outdoors and i don't blame you. we're going settle 69. we're down a few degrees into the sunrise hour. 59 in monticello. the dew point is 57. the dew point is going to retreat during the course of the day. we're not going to climb and climb and climb, we're staying right there. invigorating. if you find yourself this afternoon with lots of energy, say i'm not going to blame it on the nova.
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and so your air temperature will be your real feel and that's around 77 at lunchtime, 81 for your high today. feeling relief because of the wind. it will be breezy. winds around 20 to 25 miles per hour. not as windy tomorrow wit the high almost on toy us. we see another nice day on wednesday. we keep them coming. fills in and we see the numbers up for your thursday and friday later in the day on friday, into saturday, in fact, we could see unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms. until then, though, it is sweet. and what a blessing. here she is to help you. alex dennis. >> thank you, john. going to the beltway, we -- or to jfk, i should say, the
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okay. on the grand central parkway, this is approaching laguardia airport. delays back to roosevelt avenue. and an accident on the westbound side of the jackie robinson parkway at metropolitan avenue. delays back to main street. on the southbound side of the major deegan expressway, an accident near yankee stadium. delays back to burnside avenue. alt night side parking is in effect citywide. be safe. don't text and drive. new fallout after a security scare last week, a terminal was evacuated after false reports of a shooting which later turned out to be a rowdy celebration. senator schumer is calling for a federal review of airport security, including training, coordination and crisis communication. >> well, we saw what happened when there would be a would-be terrorist incident, panic ensues. we're lucky in this incident, not only that there was no terrorist incident, but that no
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safety, which can often happen. >> governor cuomo has already announced a state review of the incident. now to campaign 2016. republican nominee donald trump may be softening his stance on immigration. on sunday, the staff signaled a possible shift in ills earlier position, calling for the mass deportation of millions of illegal immigrants. >> what he supports is to make sure we enforce the law and we are fair and humane for those who live among us in the country. >> deportation force? >> to be determined. >> hillary clinton is on a fundraising blitz hitting 14 states in two weeks. on sunday, her campaign manager denied accusations that foreign donors received any special treatment. over the weekend, the trump campaign began running its first general election ads in battleground states. and new polling from two of the states. clinton has extended her lead in the state of ohio by six
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and a warning in health this morning. cbs 2's cindy hsu reports, there are a lot of sneaky snacks that look healthy but leave you wanting more. >> reporter: what's your favorite snack? >> chocolate ice cream. >> does it fill you up? >> yeah. i could eat it 24 hours a day. >> corn nuts. >> beef jerky. ip >> reporter: a registered dietician says when you think you're going for healthy snacks, you may be eating the sneaky ones. >> i have yogurt, it's in the fridge and easy. >> reporter: the protein is great, but the sweeteners spike blood sugar and leave you unsatisfied. >> fat-free yogurt has the fat taken out, but sugar added instead.
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sugar or less. >> reporter: energy bars can be sneaky. go for the ones with the shortest ingredients list with things you recognize like nuts and fruits. a better option is a snack bag of nuts, fruits and dark chocolate. pretzels can be tricky. often nothing but carbs. >> you can opt for a whole grain version, something with protein in it. >> reporter: if you go for a diet soda, not water with lemon or orange. and if you go for kofie, go for a latte with cow's milk or soy milk, which gives you protein. eating nuts with it is better. and a hard boiled egg dipped in hum yes is good. finally, experts say you should eat something every three to four hours. so make sure you pack your bag
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cindy hsu, cbs 2 news. >> cindy has the suitcase she's always wheeling around. [ laughter ] 6:19. still ahead, the special moment at miranda lambert's concert this weekend in new jersey. and stealing the show in
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that's what we do and here. it's a gorgeous start to your monday. that's good advice, kill them with kindness. i learned that at a young age. still works, i think. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> better with honey and vinegar, my mom to and use the bug spray today. with the rain yesterday, be sure to empty out all the little puddles and all the collections where the bugs can breed. going to be nice today, the humidity low, 81 degrees. we break through on wednesday, but speaking of that humidity, it is comfortable today, tomorrow, pretty nice in the middle part of the week, as well. alex? >> we have changes for you. we have delays to discuss, jim
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good morning to you, jim. >> good morning, alex. the southbound deegan south of the cross bronx, there is a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane. traffic is bumper-to-bumper now. back to you. >> thank you, jim. we will continue to update this delay. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. sports now. the mets beat the giants last night 2-0 in san more olympic golds in rio. steve obermeyer has a check on sports. >> reporter: the mets are off tonight. the yankees are in seattle. they both have pivotal weeks in the race to win the post-season birth. the mets made a statement in san francisco last night after throwing six innings of no hit ball against the mets they can got to them in the 7th. look at this. the mets win and move to 41/2
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the yankees drop in their race for the wildcard, but are closer than the mets. despite this great catch, the yankees fall to anaheim 2-0. now four games out of the a.l. wildcard spot. and team usa basketball won the final gold for america in the olympics. americans collected 121 total medals, 51 more than the closest competitors. back to you. have a great day. >> pretty commanding one olympian stood out last night at the closing ceremonies. >> and miranda lambert is engaged. alex dennis has more on this. >> do i know something you don't know, chris and mary? miranda lambert says she's off the market after accepting a sweet marriage proposal here in our area. at a tour stop at met life stadium in east rutherford on saturday night, a little boy named sebastian presented her
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for these pictures. she said, i said yes, but he has to wait that #25 years and he's just a little gentleman. >> that's really bold. >> he's going to be like what? >> hang on a second. let's do the math. >> she looks cute all together. colorful celebration brought the games in rio to a close last night. performers dazzled the crowd and worldwide audience in the took place. next stop, tokyo, four years from now in 2020. usa dominated with the gold medal count. and gold medal gymnast simone, clearly the sweetheart there. a long line of athletes trying to get a picture with the star. it was really sweet to see how many people wanted a picture with her. even the competitors from the other countries. that was really nice to see.
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was nervous. the flag is pretty heavy, she's only 4' 8". >> you said she was going to dominate and she did. >> she was awesome. time now is 6:26. still ahead, a feud over italian ice shows no sign of cooling off. the battle going on now involving this tasty summer staple. and by a stray bullet. people are demanding answers from police about how the guns got there. and never details into how prince died. what was found in his estate, that's coming up here at 6:30.
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coming up on 6:30. 69 degrees on this monday, august 22nd. a nice day on tap. plus, the sunshine and a cool breeze. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. plus, finding zika. the few concern -- the new concern over the virus as people head back to school. and the new tool new york city
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residents informed about the virus. and a crash killed five people over the weekends. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for joining us. and that horrific crash on the l.i.e. left several families grieving this morning. >> the most seriously injured survivors are at stony brook university hospital. magdalena doris is live with more. magdalena? >> reporter: chris and mary, five people were killed, six others now recovering from their injuries. and of the crash vic, to 81. >> many described it as the worst accident they ever saw. >> reporter: police believe 26- year-old carmella pinnal of hicksville was speeding eastbound near exit 68 in shirley sunday morning when he lost control of his subaru, crossed the median and went airborne, crashing into two other vehicles. the impact killed the driver,
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and 10-year-old son christopher. patricia's 3-year-old daughter was injured, but survived. their car landed on top of 29- year-old scott martella and his fiancie, the crash killing him, she survived. according to their wedding web site, the northport high school sweethearts were set to be married in april. suffolk county executive steven villone released a statement honoring martella, his communications dto >> reporter: governor cuomo described his former aide as being up for any challenge... >> reporter: overnight, 81- year-old isidore aidleson died of his injuries. he was one of four people inside of this blue car crushed during the crash.
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condition. police believe that speed was a contributing factor in this crash and suffolk county investigators this morning will be inspecting each of those three cars to check for mechanical flaws. live in long island, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. at 6:32, let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> it's going to be a pretty day today. breezy at times, but the direction of the wind, out of the northwest, that will usher in the low dew points. humid. in the city now, very nice. high pressure is taking over, clearing the rain away. you can see that exiting the scene. big ridge of high pressure building in. and it sticks around for a good part of the week. we'll see a flip by the end of the week with warmer temperatures and more humidity, but until then, you know what? let's just own it. we've got the best weather in the country, dare i say the world, so there you go. i'm sorry, world, but it's our turn now, high of 81. it's alex's turn right now. >> i'm glad you have good
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an update over the fdr drive this morning. hi, jim. >> reporter: good morning, alex. we can shed good news. there was an accident on the fdr drive around 63rd street. we saw delays on the southbound side, but the delays have quickly stopped. good news now on the fdr drive. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, jim. but it is still slow on the southbound side of the major deegan expressway at the cross bronx because of a disabled delays extend back to 230th street. and in queens, an accident. more good news, it's cleared on the westbound side of the grand central parkway approaching laguardia airport, but there is slower than normal traffic back to roosevelt avenue. alternate side parking is in effect citywide today. be safe, don't text and drive. and if you're going to the airport, so far everything is on or close to schedule at jfk,
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virus from spreading across the city will cost millions of dollars over several years. >> with hundreds of new yorkers already infact infected, reducing the mosquito population is a top priority. janelle burrell is live with more on the city's efforts. janelle? >> reporter: chris and mary, officials don't expect to find zika in mosquitos here, but they're taking every precaution, ramping up the efforts to keep the insects away. so far there have been more than 480 cases of zika in 49 of them are pregnant women, all of the people believed to have contracted the virus while traveling. this week, residents in two neighborhoods can expect to see health department trucks spraying for the mosquitos known to carry zika. part of the three-year, $21 million plan to protect new yorkers from the virus. >> we will keep doing what we need to do and spending the money we need to spend, but we expect the federal government to be a partner. >> reporter: last week, the
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billion in funding to fight the virus on a national level. >> this is an international health crisis, ergo the responsibility of the federal government, just like an international security threat would be the responsibility of the federal government. >> reporter: in miami, the site of two designated zika zones. today is the first day of school for nearly 8,000 students in miami dade county. the health department there handing out free bug spray and in some school districts, at airports in our region, signs like these at laguardia warning travelers. >> very, very scary. >> reporter: some admitting the virus is enough to keep them from going to miami altogether. >> i wouldn't want to be down there, you know, a native down there and i wouldn't want to be visiting down there as a tourist, either. >> reporter: spraying in brooklyn and queens starts tomorrow night and lasts until wednesday morning. the city health department started a web site which you can see at the bottom of your screen.
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other zika information, as well. chris? >> janelle, thank you. this just in, a home in flames overnight. the fire started just after 3:00 a.m. the home is said to be unoccupied and no injuries have been reported. firefighters were able to get the fire under control. no word on what started the blaze. a harlem woman is killed by a stay bullet and the neighborhood wants to know where the weapons are coming from. >> who is putting guns in the kids' hands? let's >> reporter: 61-year-old odessa simms was watching a card game late saturday night when a bullet hit her neck. police say she was not the intended target. her husband is devastated. >> of all the people in the world, she is the innocent one. i don't understand this. >> the search continues for the gunman. a few hours after simms was hit, there was more gunfire about six blocks away two men were wounded.
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grabbed a police officer's gun. it happened two weeks ago in bedford park. guzman disarmed an officer who was escorting him out of a deli. a 49-year-old man was killed. guzman faces charges including murder and attempted murder of a police officer. 20-year-old brian amarr will face a judge today after being charged with assaulting another man in hicksville yesterday morning. nassau county ic driving his car and got into an argument with his passenger. that man got out and they say amarr reached into his window and stabbed him in the chest. the injuries are said to be non- life-threatening. a shooting at a house party in bridgeport, connecticut leaves 13 people wounded. shots were fired into a crowded backyard party yesterday morning. police believe at least two shooters fired through the hedges of a neighbor's yard. most of the victims' injuries
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the face and is in critical condition. new details have emerged in the ongoing investigation into the death of prince. an investigator on the case says two dozen counterfeit pills tested positive for fentanyl. it's an opiate 50 times more powerful than heroin. the 57-year-old died of a fentanyl overdose back in april. authorities are investigating how he obtained the drugs. new swimming scandal involving ryan lochte and three teammates at the olympics. the olympic committee will take action, but declines to give specifics. lochte first said the group was robbed at gunpoint after a night of partying. then it was revealed that the americans were confronted by armed security guards after they vandalized a gas station bathroom. >> they let down our athletes, they let down americans and
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job. and we feel very badly about that. >> lochte has apologized for "overexaggerating" his version of the story. and division during a day of unity in brooklyn. >> totally inappropriate. inappropriate. >> one man says throwing a mel was no way to -- festival was no way to commemorate a race riot in the city's selling the sweet treat has people in a sour mood. and people from across the world were making sure one 10- year-old girl would never go
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? [ music ] ?? ? [ music ] ?? ? [ music ] ?? my name is no, you need to let it go ? ? all right. we've been saying no a lot with the weather the last couple of days. but today, we say yes! we say yes! our number is yes. look at this. 69 degrees. the coldest we've started off in forever! >> i tell you what, i'm right there. keep your feet on the ground
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[ laughter ] [ laughter ] let's talk about our favorite star, the sun, and we'll see plenty of it today and tomorrow. say yes, yes, yes. nice weather, breezy today, but it's a dry wind blowing. evidence of that when we run the stats for you. good morning to the shapiro family in commack. i know you're watching and i know you're exhausted and i know why because you told me. that's very fair. winds variable at 5. look at monticello, kind of a benchmark of sorts. 59 now. you could be 49 tomorrow significant cooling in the suburbs. did you see that, those numbers flew by, but 5 to 8 degrees cooler than yesterday. 61 the current dew point. dew point now down by 10 from yesterday. so, yeah, we will see nice conditions because humidity is down, pressure is up. air quality is good. u.v. forecast, about an 8. you still need the sunscreen.
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pollen count looks high for a good part of the week. be ready for that. 72 out the door. 77 by lunchtime. then 81 your high this afternoon. a little below normal. saying goodbye to the wet weather. futurecast, it's an uneventful week. windy today, quiet tuesday into wednesday. still locked in wednesday right into thursday. but thursday, watch for more clouds and a shift bringing in more humidity, so there's a into saturday for unsettled and wet weather. until then, though, just nice. just say yes. here's alex. >> we had an accident blocking a lane on the eastbound sith of the cross bronx at white plains road. now back to 3rd avenue. on the major deegan expressway at the cross bronx, there is a disabled vehicle near yankee stadium. delays back to bergen side avenue. in queens, a crash blocking a
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the jackie robinson parkway. subway changes in brooklyn due to switching problems at 59th strooelt. we have even island-bound "n" trains running local. "r" trains are now suspended between 36th street and bay ridge, 95th street in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you. people came together to remember the 25th anniversary of the crown heights riots. there were community festival. in august of 1991, carmel cato's 7-year-old son was shot and killed. that sparked clashes during which 29-year-old jewish scholar yankel rosenbaum was stabbed to death. cato attended the event, but rosenbaum's brother didn't attend. >> this is not a time for cotton candy. this is not a time for rides and amusements.
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was here? >> yes >> why? >> to feel the love. >> along with yankel rosenbaum's death, two dozen other people were injured and there was a lot of property damage. and subway cars with broken air conditioning. the mta is getting more complaints every day. but officials note that's a small share of the fleet of 6300 cars. most air conditioning problems are on two lines, the no. 1 and no. transit officials encourage subway riders to list the line and the car number on twitter. a debacle in westchester over summer treats. residents in mamaroneck call it a nuisance. here's more. >> reporter: this new italian ice stand at an old gas station is a huge hit in mamaroneck. >> it's incredible. >> reporter: the crowds lined
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a.m. and turning neighbors sour. >> since they moved over here, it's been a chaos. the garbage all over. the noise. the traffic. it's continuous. >> reporter: this man lived across the street 14 years and had to put a no parking sign on his fence. >> we couldn't get out of the driveway. >> this is the most popular i've ever seen anywhere. >> reporter: the mayor says the village building department approved the business as retail, not a restaurant without restrictions. but since neighbo to close at 11:30 on the weekends, add more trash cans and do something about the traffic. >> we came to the village hoping for an ice cream store. they changed the rules and keep changing as we go along. >> reporter: the owner says he's followed the law, but now hired an attorney and started his own petition to fight back. >> i did nothing wrong. now i have to change the hours, get special permits. >> reporter: even on a rainy,
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neighbors fear if something isn't done about traffic flow and parking, someone's going to eventually get hurt. back to you. a consumer alert this morning about a back-to-school scam. the irs is warning the scammers are calling people to demand payment for a fake federal student tax. they threaten to call police if they don't get the money. the irs doesn't call people to demand immediate payment and doesn't threaten to have someone arrested. if you think you're getting a suspicious call, don't v any information and just hang up. a utah mom's mission to replace her autistic daughter's favorite shirt has gone viral. she's been attached to the shirt since kindergarten. it's been out of production since 2012. unable to mend the shirt anymore, debra post aid a picture on facebook and hoped someone could help her find another one. she had no idea that she would get such a huge response from as far away as german and
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that have arrived at our house. we have probably about 140 more that on their way. it's beautiful to see how kind people are. >> well, she also got a call from the people at target. they tracked down the fabric and are making sure it's in different sizes so that cami can wear the shirt into adulthood. >> how sweet is that? 140 more on the way. >> that's a great response. and target is making the different sizes for her to grow into larger ones. 6:49. still ahead, a new plan to end those annoying calls from telemarketers. how tech giants are joining forces to take down robo calls. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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time now is 6:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get over to johnny. >> the halo effect right there. i like that. >> today, by the way. and happy birthday to james cordon. a little carpool karaoke. the windows are going to be down because it feels great. 69 now. decreasing humidity during of the course of the day today. the good deal of circus as well. it's going to be blustery. gusts to 25 miles an hour. highs in the low 80s. that's nice. upper 70s, low 80s with nice humidity relief today and the next few days.
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that's a keeper, too. she's a keeper and she's going to keep you on time. >> that's the plan, john. thank you. slow on the southbound side of the major deegan at the cross bronx because of a disabled vehicle at yankee stadium. delays extend back to burnside avenue. and switching problems in brooklyn. we have coney island-bound "n" trains running local from barkley center to 59th street. alt faith in side parking is effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. an official crackdown on robo calls is under way. 30 companies are joining the u.s. government to form a robo call strike force, developing tools and solutions to block the automated phone calls. they're the number one consumer complaint to the fcc. >> no surprise there. here's anthony mason and nora o'donnell now with a
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>> good morning. we start in miami with what students doing to protect themselves against zika as they head back to school this morning. and the donald trump you didn't know. from claims of childhood bullying to people with the strongest influence on his life. the "washington post" journalist and authors of a new book will join us. and basketball legend kareem abdul-jabbar is here in studio 57. we will see you in a few minutes. >> looking fwd to it. see you at 7:00.
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here's what you need to know before you go. speed may have the fatal crash in shirley. five people killed and six injured sunday morning. a car jumped the median and struck two other cars. among those killed, scott martella, director of communications in suffolk county and a former aide to governor cuomo. and a man accused of gunning down a man and his assistant in ozone park 10 days ago. he faces charges including first-degree murder. the motive is unclear.
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as part of a $21 million effort to keep the zika virus from spreading. there is a web site that includes the city spraying schedule at nyc.gov/health/mosquito. and athletes and fans said goodbye to rio last night. extinguishing the olympic flame. the next summer games are in tokyo. the next winter am south korea in 2018. now a look at traffic. here's alex. >> yes,a crash at the jackie robinson and metropolitan avenue. delays back to main street. subway issues in brooklyn due to switching problems at 59th strooelt, coney island-bound "n" trains are now running local to 59th street. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. john?
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it is beautiful here. it's beautiful here. we have a glorious day under way right now. it's going to be breezy at times. wind right now, relatively lights, but it will intensify during the day. we're at 69. this time tomorrow morning, some folks could be in the 40s. 81 for a high today. that's going to feel great. it will be breezy and a few clouds floating by. overnight tonight, refreshing in the city. invigorating north and west. 80 on tu but it will be a tie maybe because wednesday still nice, just a little warmer. then we wrap up the week by amping up the heat and humidity. you will feel it thursday and friday with the heat and humidity. could see a few pop-up showers or storms. until then, i mean, really, some of the best weather in the country right here. >> john, i want to keep the seven-day on the screen all day long! that's incredible. >> we will have another check in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge.
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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, august 22nd, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning.? is donald trump wavering on his promise to deport 11 million undocumentim back to trump's childhood is here is a revealing look at the candidate. >> back to school for thousands of students at the epi center of the florida zika scare. many are dressed for protection. >> the rye owe olympics come to a record close with a record haul of medals for the team usa. we look ahead to when the games could return to the states. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. there is a little confusion

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