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nobody. >> reporter: in a statement, the port authority of new york and new jersey saying, quote: >> reporter: these terminals move some 300 million containers a year. more than 200 billion dollars in goods. it is uncertain when the dock steve: thanks, dan. the mother of a missing college student from westchester speaking out as the fbi investigates the first new lead in years. dari: >> lauren spierer disappeared years ago. >> reporter: police have raided the home of a jailed sex offender in connection to the case of lauren spierer. the student from scarsdale disappeared after a night out with friends near her school
she was a 20-year-old sophomore at the time. by phone, her mother spoke to our fox affiliate in indiana. >> not knowing and not having her is devastating. know. it's hard to live with every day. >> reporter: the fbi, along with cadaver dogs and forensic anthropologists are searching the home that once belonged to justin wagers. the convicted sex offender lived at the property before he was arrested in august for indecent exposure and reportedly may be linked to three missing person cases, including lauren spierer. through his attorney, he said he has no knowledge of her or any other missing person. in downtown scarsdale, there wasn't a window that didn't have a missing lauren poster or banner for years. she was well known in the area and loved. college student jordan riddle,
scarsdale boutique lauren works is, says the case influences her. >> i never go anywhere without someone near me and let my parents know where i am. >> reporter: there isn't a person in town who hasn't hoped for some resolution, including this 99-year-old. >> i just hope this man they have in custody is the right one. and that he confesses and gives these people a little rest and peace. >> reporter: since the 4 foot 11 fashion student's disappearance, hundreds of tips have poured in to police. but there's been no sign of her. her parents even filed a lawsuit against several young men who were with their daughter on the night she vanished. but the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed. >> i do believe we're going to find lauren one day. but it's very hard with each passing year and you just have
that be. >> reporter: lidia curanaj, fox 5 news. >> the nypd has arrested a man for allegedly slashing a woman on a 3 train earlier this week. police say the 37-year-old is the man seen in these surveillance pictures. investigators say he threatened the 29-year-old victim by saying i will chop you up on this train and then hit her with something wrapped in a cloth before running away. the woman was treated for a cut to her hand. there have been a dozen unprovoked slashings in the city since last month. steve: police have identified the man stabbed and killed in his room at the boulevard homeless shelter in harlem. he was 62-year-old devon black. police have launched a manhunt for his roommate, 21-year-old anthony white. mayor de blasio says the shelter has metal detectors. they're trying to figure out how he got a weapon into the shelter.
jessica with more on how they're pressing their advantage against taxis and other traditional car services. >> reporter: the fare cut went into effect this mornings at 7. it's for uber x and xl. it's being cut by 50 percent. while, for example, from midtown to laguardia is now going to cost $37.12. the old fare was 43.67. the general manager of new york says the reason they're dropping prices is to increase demand for the service throughout the city. he says the drivers will feel the benefit of the low prices, too, because when demand increases, there's less idle time between trips. that means more time with a rider in the car. this isn't sitting well with the new york taxi workers alliance who were protesting outside of uber in long island city, accusing uber of destroying the industry and saying uber is leaving drivers in poverty.
fares on one sector of drivers, it trickles down to every sector of drivers. we're all in a race to the bottom because of this billion dollar wall street favorite. >> the taxi industry doesn't like it. they don't like competition because they haven't had any for decades. taxis and ubers are competing for drivers. drivers are the customers. drivers are leave in droves. hundreds are coming to uber. >> reporter: this isn't the first time uber cut prices. it did in july of 2014. at 6:00 i spoke to riders. i'll show you what they had to say. we're live in the west side, i'm jessica formoso, fox 5 news. back to you. steve: vice president joe biden paying a visit to new york, joining governor cuomo at the ymca in chelsea. they were part of a rally urging lawmakers to pass a paid family leave bill for the state. it would expand paid leave for up to 12 weeks
figure out if the couple who killed 14 people in san bernardino was connected to a terrorist group in southern california. the two were killed during a shootout with police after they attacked a social services building december 2nd. fox news reports investigators are looking into the possibility that they were connected to a jihadist terror group from the same area that planned to kill u.s. soldiers in afghanistan. that plot was stopped in 2012. the fbi says so far, it cannot connect the two. steve: iran says they flew a surveillance drone over a carrier in the persian gulf, taking photos of a naval drill. this video was shown on iranian television. no confirmation it's from the incident. it may have been shot earlier than the drill. the u.s. navy said they did not open fire after determining that the drone was unarmed. >> the state department says americans should think twice about any nonessential travel to iran. a warning highlights the dangers to americans of arrest and
the alert comes 12 days after the u.s.-iranian prisoner swap that freed five prisoners. various elements remain hostile to the u.s. despite the nuclear deal. authorities continue to harass, arrest and detain u.s. citizens >> the dow closed up nearly 400 points today, finishing off the month a little better than it started. the driver, the bank of japan, which set a negative interest rate. that means they're charging commercial banks for keeping deposits, encouraging them to give loans and stimulate the economy. it was a great day, but a tough month. the markets are down 5% this year. steve: would you like to ride in the same style that the pope did? >> how you can nab one of the fiats used by pope francis. >> a device in the fight against diabetes. >> it's world changing and life changing. >> the high tech system showing dramatic results.
make life easier for diabetics. >> i was diagnosed in '79 when i was six years old. that was really the dark ages of eye -- of diabetes. there's no break from it. >> as a diabetic, she wears a pump and glucose monitor to figure out how much insulin she needs. managing it all and getting it right is difficult. >> during the day, i can keep an eye on what my blood sugar is. i can make adjustments during the day as quickly as possible. at night, it's a totally different game. >> reporter: between two and three million americans are living with type 1 diabetes. they have to keep an eye on their blood sugar all day and all night. what if there was something that could do it for them? enter a ground-breaking system called the artificial pancreas. >> we call this the artificial pancreas, because we're trying
unfortunately took away in diabetes with a machine. >> reporter: aaron is the chief mission officer at jdrf, funding research on the artificial pancreas. here's how it works. the patient would wear an insulin pump and use a glucose monitor, but the two devices would be able to communicate wirelessly to a smartphone through bluetooth technology. the smartphone would act as a mini computer, instructing the pump to dispense insulin using realtime data. >> this is going to be transformative. it will take a lot of the management burden off the shoulders of the people with diabetes. computers can outperform people, and a lot of the things that we do, the computer in this system, which is just software on an app on the cell phone or in the insulin pump, watches the glucose level all of the time. and it's very sophisticated mathematicses >> it will say you need insulin. the sugars are dropping.
>> reporter: this doctor is the director of the mt. sinai diabetes center. she led a five day clinical study and the results were incredible. >> we'd be watching throughout the night and cheering as to how it works. they don't have to do the finger stick, getting alerted. they wake up with a great morning blood sugar level. >> reporter: she has a personal stake in the research. she, too, has type 1 diabetes. >> it's huge because it's world changing. and life changing for people with diabetes. it's almost like having a doctor following you around all the time. >> reporter: there were 10 participants in the study. among them was alicia, a patient of hers. what was your reaction? >> crying. absolutely. i mean, it's one thing to hear about it. it's another thing to have it on your body. the hard part was giving it back.
done, but the device is expected to be approved in the next few years. >> in the next two years, we'll have people wearing these. >> research in the lab is wonderful wonderful. this is something a patient can have hope for. >> reporter: it means people diagnosed with diabetes in the future will have a different life than alicia had, a life with less worry and more freedom. >> and to think that this could happen and change people's lives, it's an enormous responsibility and a level of excitement that i really don't think i can put into words. >> reporter: kerry drew, fox 5 news. steve: all right. head to our web site, fox5ny.com, for more information about artificial pancreas research as well as the fight against diabetes. alison: last weekend's blizzard did a number on the jersey shore. state environmental officials say 19 beaches suffered major erosion. we're talking 12 to 15 feet in some areas. the worst of it in northern ocean county on long beach island.
the beaches up. steve: the melting continues. alison: it's slippery and slushy. it's ugly. steve: it's messy, but the good news is we're not frozen solid still. nick: that's true. you know, we're not looking at any additional snowfall anytime soon. we had some flurries and snow showers today. that's about it. 41 and 35 the split. a little above average once again. it will be a chilly night ahead and pretty chilly tomorrow. the warming trend is still on the way. 69 in 2002. and 0 in 1873 mark our records for the day. 7:08 the sun will be back and sets at 5:09. in new york, 39. still a fair amount of clouds. that will go away later tonight. the pressure is low and starting to rise. again, as we take a look at fox 5 sky guardian, you can see a few isolated flurries or snow showers. there's a tiny one up the hudson
we don't anything more tonight. upper 30s, lower 40s around the city. 39 poughkeepsie and sussex. 39 belmar. low 40s in town. 43 at islip. current readings have fallen into the upper 30s. dutchess county. 28 at monticello. they'll be near 20 tonight. upper 30s down to the jersey shore. the wind northwest and it will be busy the first part of the night and diminish later on. between 12 and 18 miles an hour on average. the satellite photograph, you can't see more of the snow showers in the mountainous terrain and extending into central and northern new england. you can see the big swirl here. that was the storm we were worried about that would come close enough last night and this morning to give us a threat of snow. that didn't happen. we were thinking it would stay offshore.
the wind out of the northwest tonight. tomorrow, sunshine, 20s through 9:00 a.m. 35 at lunchtime. a high of 39 in the afternoon. that's right on target for this time of year. we look at the futurecast and we find the futurecast is not showing anything. that's a shame. i can show you this front is going to be trying to move in from the west. it's a warm front. by the time we get to sunday and monday, temperatures will start to respond. we should be in the upper 40s on clouds. with this system coming in, we'll get into the lower 50s on monday. could be a couple of showers later in the day. we'll stay quite mild for the first half of next week. 27 in the city. 18 to 25 as you get to the suburbs. sun and clouds tomorrow. a good-looking day. seasonally chilly, 39. there's the jump to 47 on sunday. monday, sun and clouds. a late day or evening shower at 52. tuesday, 50 with sun and clouds. rain wednesday and breezy.
somebody may hit 60 on wednesday. then the cold air returns starting on thursday. 42 friday. 38 looks cold next weekend. steve: easy for january. except the blizzard. nick: other than that. we got our yearly snowfall in a day. steve: in a day. i like it. especially on a weekend. thank you. one of the cars used by pope francis is going on the auction block. the black fia t1 of two that he road during his trip to philadelphia is being auctioned off tonight to kick off the philadelphia auto show. all money from the bid will benefit special education schools and charities. alison: could lawyers for o.j. simpson mount a new defense? steve: the doctor's opinion that some say put his troubled past in a new light. alison: and the technology
>> you want to have someone for cuddle time. >> there are endless possibilities on dating apps. >> this guy is a doctor. >> a few years ago, carl discovered a method that would enable him to provide props regardless of the weather. >> hydroponic is grown in water. >> why the rush to stop up? it's not like the stores will be closed or the city snowed in. >> there's something called human psychological contagion. when you see people at the supermarket and they're grabbing
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he represented the psychedelic era. he died of multiple organ failure and septic shock. alison: a surprising new theory behind a.j. simpson's life. steve: the doctor is convinced simpson suffers from the brain problems. we take a look at the legal ramifications. >> reporter: o.j. simpson could have a reason for his down fall. >> they want to pretend that his disease does not exist. >> reporter: dr. bennett omalu who inspired the movie concussion revealing to people magazine i would bet my medical license he has cte. chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte is caused by brain trauma and has been linked to numerous football players. doctors say side effects include mood swings, violent tendencies and exaggerated emotional reactions.
chronic concussions, which cause cte, can lead to psychiatric disturbances. >> reporter: in 2008, simpson was found guilty of armed robbery in las vegas and has been behind bars ever since. in 2012, simpson tried to convince a nevada judge he needed a new trial because he had suffered from brain damage. but that request was denied. so could cte be a new defense? fox news legal analysts arthur adayla ways in. >> absolutely. it would fall like under the ptsd defense, that because of something out of the ordinary that happened to this person, their reactions, their perceptions are different from people who did not suffer from >> reporter: the highly anticipated fx mini series, the people versus o.j. simpson, highlights the real life drama that unfolded while he was on trial for the murders of nicole goldman.
and it is said that a cte diagnosis would not have helped case. >> the problem with using those defenses are you have to admit doing the crime. >> reporter: simpson is up for parole in 2017. it will be interesting to see if his attorneys bring this up. it is tough to diagnose. it can only be confirmed after death by testing cross-sections of the brain. steve: right. that's why a lot of pro football players, leave their bodies to science. that's interesting. thank you, liz. one of the secret weapons against the cold is more than 100 years old. alison: arthur chi'en climbs below the streets to look at the steam systems. plus this.
steve: the documents mulder and alison: new york city has changed a lot since the 1880s, but the steam system that runs beneath the big apple has not. steve: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. arthur chi'en went underground to see how it is being incorporated into modern urban planning. >> reporter: it is loud, but it
a crucial part of the city's infrastructure. we begin with this. everybody knows what a pilot light looks like for their stove or boiler. this is what it looks like when you have to power a good part of the city. at 2,000 degrees, this is as close as we can come. 2,000 degrees is what it takes to initiate the steam pipe system from 96th street down to the battery. >> the system is 105 miles of piping. >> reporter: christina over sees the massive operation, used by some 3 million new yorkers. many don't know it exists. >> customers use the steam for so many things, from heat and hot water to air conditioning, humidy and hospitals. >> reporter: this restaurant produces cheese all the time. instead of having their own boiler, which would require maintenance, they tap into the steam system. >> it heats up things really quickly and effectively.
a lot of money. >> reporter: they're very careful about contaminants in the cheese making room. we're not allowed on the other side of the glass. andrew, what can you show us from this angle in terms of how the system helps the operation? >> we have a large steam pipe running down the length of this vat here. that's going to culminate in these valves at the end. those series of valves, pumps, switches all control the heating system for this vat. right now we have water coming through one line. we'll let water come out. and then through this line right here, we have direct steam. >> reporter: within seconds, it's ready to go. >> already i have water already at 200 degrees fahrenheit coming out of this hose. >> reporter: to get to his cheese lab, it begins at a con ed plant in a network far, far away. 135 years ago, engineers figured since electrical generators get very hot, why not use the heat and not just for electricity.
produced starts the steam process that feeds through the network, a boiler to the city. the energy from steam powers the ac units of massive high-rises, skyline. and there's something else we want to see that comes with steam. cleaner air. >> two years ago we converted to of our plants to natural gas and just that change takes the equivalent of 230,000 cars off the streetvery year. >> reporter: from the equivalent of fewer cars on the streets to getting more cheese from andrew at beecher's, seen as one of the most valuable ingredients to life in our city. arthur chi'en, fox 5 news. steve: the fbi has released video of a spokesman being shot by police in oregon. instead of stopping at a police barricade, the vehicle swerves into the snow. 56-year-old robert finnegan jumps out, his arms raised. he reaches into his coat and
he took over a wildlife refuge earlier. officials say they have 11 armed militants in custody. alison: the so-called affluenza teen back on u.s. soil, but he isn't heading to the big house. a texas judge ruled he will remain in a juvenile detention center until a hearing next month to determine if he will be tried as an adult. the 18-year-old, accused of violating probation in a deadly drunk driving crash. he and his mother were caught in mexico in december. he had been dane month. steve: new e-mails may show officials knew the water was contaminated in flint. for months. problems with the water began in 2014 when flint switched its water source from detroit to the flint river. while the governor claims he was unaware of the problems until this past october, the e-mails show the state was trucking in water for the past year. >> it just shows that the
state workers while they were still telling residents your water is safe. drink it. steve: today the governor signed into law $28 million in emergency money to address the problem in flint. alison: a medical marijuana dispensary on long island is now open for business. steve: jodi goldberg shows us all the safeguards they put in place to make sure the product doesn't fall into the wrong hands. hands. >> reporter: the first and only medical marijuana dispensary opened friday in riverhead. this less than two years after new york state approved the compassion compassionate care act. >> people suffering from cancer, h.i.v., als, epilepsy, have an alternative to the most powerful drugs available in the marketplace. >> reporter: columbia cares is the company operating the dispensary. patients with a state-issued identification card can make up
cture. the second is a vaporized concentrate. the third are capsules. >> reporter: a councilman says while the town supported the idea all along, this location is much better. >> look at the location. look what they built here. it's great. it's not on the main road. >> reporter: paul is battling stage 3 colon cancer. his doctor's office is next door to the dispensary. >> they have to be more compassionate to the people. >> reporter: not everyone is in favor. this recovering addict owns town. >> it's going to become widely acceptable as not being harmful by our youth. >> reporter: doctors must be qualified by the state of new york to provide the recommendations to patients.
with the state and once approved, they can come here to get the products by appointment only. steve: the day has come for those who believe the truth is out there. alison: delving into the x files released by the c.i.a., plus this. [music] steve: grease fans getting fired up for the live version airing sunday right here on fox 5. how one gym is getting members pumped up for the premier. but first, here's tonight's new york minute. beavers have taken over the museum. they're part of a new exhibit. the creatures travel along a railroad track through a forest habitat. visitors can use knobs to reconfigure the tracks. more than 16 million different ways. >> we hope some people who visit will take the time to think of
they'll do it by playing with time. >> the exhibit opens tomorrow. >> students are putting 3-d printers to good use, using them to make adaptive items for children with disabilities. >> they're using their 3-d modeling skills and they're applying it to a real life problem, designing equipment for children at the hospital. so some of the stuff we're doing are cause and effect toys. some of the other things are like styluses. >> they will help patients play with balls, hold mobile devices
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steve: the truth is out there. that's the saying. an alien conspiracy theorists have a better chance to find it. alison: the c.i.a. released thousands of documents on aliens and ufo's. mac king went sifting through the files. >> reporter: 14 years after fox aired "the x files", the network debuted a mini series building on the story line. nearly 38 years after the c.i.a. declassified documents, the agency uploaded those to its blog, tweeting images of reports under the #x files and the truth is out there.
long history of a cosmic watergate here. >> reporter: this nuclear physicists believes they're garbage. >> the c.i.a. has lied. >> reporter: he was the first civilian to investigate the crash of a flying object in roswell, new mexico. the u.s. government identified it as a surveillance balloon. he identified it as something not from the planet. >> we did recover a crashed flying saucer in new mexico and bodies. >> reporter: he believes the c.i.a. possesses other documents, which it refused to release in the '70s. >> i persisted on that end and in two years, i got dozens of top secret c.i.a. ufo documents. you could read a few words per page. >> reporter: whether or not the c.i.a. possesses more evidence of aliens or why friday they
historical documents to a fictional television show we won't attempt to answer. >> there's no reason to believe that they're telling the truth. >> reporter: seeing official c.i.a. documents pertaining to flying saucers tells us someone at the agency at least entertained their existence as a possibility. >> where did the good stuff go? >> reporter: i'm mac king, fox 5 news. news. alison: i love that stuff. paying more for eating less. cupcakes. how companies are using our desire to shed a few pounds to pad their bottom line. alison: plus, see how one fitness class is gearing up for
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alison: in fox 5 health nutrition news, president obama has created a task force on the war on cancer. joe biden lost his son to brain cancer last year. >> dr. day joins us now. can you talk more about the task force and what we know, what its aims are and what will come from it? >> this is an important task force. for vice president biden it's very personal because of his loss. what he's done is 13 different government agencies, including
is going to be in on this. we know cancer research is chronically underfunded. that's delayed a lot of treatments and understanding of what's happened with concern and cancer cells. unfortunately, so many people are suffering and dying from it. a lot of the research that goes on is through philanthropy or private companies who may not be as willing to share their information because they want the drugs they make to come and refund what they've put in and make a profit. with bringing government agencies and philanthropy together, sharing and pooling of resources and information, even though there's no money allotted to the task force, by having improved efficiencies, hopefully we'll have better research, better communication, and cancer ultimately, the goal is to have it be a chronic disease and something you live with long-term. maybe we'll have vaccines, all sorts of treatment. not just to improve your length of life, but the quality of life
there's so much work to be done. but there is a lot of promise with what he's going to -- steve: they've had so much luck with aids. alison: how much they've changed -- >> exactly. if i look at melanoma, if you had advanced melanoma, that was a death sentence. with the new gene therapies, even new ways of looking at the research as you go along leads to other pathways and other cures for cancer, but melanoma for many people is a chronic illness. it's so heartening to see the patients living longer. these take lives of people at every age. steve: now, zika, the vaccine for that is in the works. but how long it takes to get there is anyone's guess. we've been hearing a lot about this. is it justified how much attention this is getting, do you believe? >> yeah. you know, i think anything that's going to affect a fetus and newborn and a child for the rest of its life, you have to take seriously.
it will be around the world. it doesn't just affect you while you're pregnant. they're saying if you get bit by a mosquito, you get this virus, that you -- you shouldn't get pregnant for two years. i don't know what that two years means. this affects people in a very real way. in brazil, it's especially tragic. they're not allowed to have abortions. so they are really in a difficult position. here we have more options. steve: we have -- say you were pregnant and you got bit, you'd have no way of knowing unless you came down with symptoms. >> if you have symptoms, you'll know. you want to have options. you want to have ways of testing. what's really important, it's interesting you brought up h.i.v. in this country, a lot of the scientists and researchers who worked on h.i.v. virus and vaccines and treatments for that are working on this. by putting our energy and our resources and american ingenuity into it and brain power and money, this takes money to come up with the vaccine to cure this, and ways to prevent or treat those mosquitos and to knock out the virus, there's a lot of work to be done.
it's going to take. we hear anything from research, we'll have something by august that's going to take five years. with these things, until you have it, it's really hard to know when you'll get there. in terms of safety, that's just a matter of time to test. so hopefully we'll have something soon. there's great minds working on this. until then we have to be vigilant and try to defend against the bites from the beginning. alison: thank you so much, dr. day. >> thanks for having me. steve: the warmup -- you know, another mild day, more melting. we're going to get warmer from here. nick: tomorrow will be about the same, upper 30s to 40. it will be freezing tonight. then the warming is going to take place. second half of the weekend, temperatures are going way above average. someone may be flirting with 61 next week. not bad. 41 for the high in new york city today. it was 40 at boston. upper 30s albany. buffalo, 33. pittsburgh, 36.
the lower 40s. a few snow showers are out there. i've seen one or two as you get to the west of allentown. don't expect much to be here. don't look for a lot of snow showers. look for the clouds to break up and the sky will go mainly clear through the overnight period. right now clouds coming down. you can snow showers around. most up to the north of us. you can see as the time lapse goes through, they start to fall apart more so. that trend will continue as the night goes along. current temperatures are in the upper 30s. same thing at newark. 35 at sussex. 27 monticello. 38 up in poughkeepsie. 39 bridgeport. upper 30s as you go across long island and down the jersey shore. belmar, 37. the wind has kicked up a bit. it's out of the northwest 10, up to 20 miles an hour. and that will settle down a little bit later on tonight. there'll be a west wind tomorrow, 5, 10 miles an hour. a good day coming up in the wind department and a good day weather-wise.
fortunately stayed offshore. otherwise, could have been another interesting snowfall condition for late last night and this morning. it's stayed offshore. no problems there. the circulation, you can see it around it giving us the northwesterly airflow. along the rest of the country, not a lot happening. this area of moisture is heading that way. maybe just some cloud cover will be coming our way. this system will march across the country. it could bring a shower by later monday into monday night. better chance will be wednesday as the storm comes in from the west. in the process, the temperatures are going to be moving in the other direction. tomorrow, a chilly day. upper 30s to about 40. that's where we should be. chicago, 47 tomorrow. but look at the mild air moving into kansas city. 58 there. 60s to atlanta. 70s all through texas down to the gulf coast. new orleans, 70. miami, 71. warm to the desert southwest. we have 40s as you get up into the pacific northwest tomorrow. here's the futurecast. watch the clouds go away tonight. tomorrow, a good day. sunshine, a few clouds.
a bit of cloud cover tomorrow night. sunday we'll start out with sun. more clouds will come in into the afternoon on sunday. sunday we jump into the upper 40s around here. we should break the 50-degree mark on monday. not too shabby. 27 tonight in midtown. 18 to 25 in the suburbs with a northwest wind. about 12 to 18 miles an hour. that will diminish as we go through the night. tomorrow, sun, clouds, and 39 for the city. west wind becoming southwest in the afternoon. sunday, sun will give into clouds at 47. we'll jump to 52 on monday. could be a couple of showers late in the day into the first part of the night. back to 50 on tuesday with sun and clouds. wednesday will be the rain day. by then, whatever snow we've had, should be gone. 57 on wednesday. that's the day somebody could hit 60. then back down the hill. 42 on thursday. 38 friday. we'll stay cold into next weekend. yeah. alison: sounds nice. all right. thanks, nick.
obesity. they've come out with smaller cans and bottles. they say they contain fewer calories, but there's a catch. you're paying more for your health. the mini can of coke, which is 7-1/2 ounces, costs nine cents more than a 12 ounce can. that's almost twice as much an ounce. despite that, the sales are skyrocketing. >> coke sales of the smaller sodas grew by 15% in the first nine months of the year. this is an amazing product success. it shows the demand for smaller containers is very high and coke is really tapping a real market need. alison: if you don't want to pay the extra money, buy the big can and drink less. somehow that's hard to do. steve: auditions for mcdonald's gospel fest begin tonight in new jersey. the first round is in plainfield from 7 to 9 on south avenue. you can audition saturday afternoon in neptune from 2:00 to 4:00.
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>> reporter: as we pedalled, danced and sang to some of the show's classics, we built up a sweat in honor of the sensation that's kept our hearts pumping for decades. [music] >> reporter: tune in to "grease" sunday night at 7 on fox 5. i'm baruch shemtov, fox 5 news. alison: any excuse to see those. we'll see you at 10:00. steve: here's ernie with what's coming up at 6:00. >> thank you very much. keep it right here. next, it's all new at 6:00. have you heard? the taxi wars are really heating up in the city. uber is doing something that could make your ride a lot cheaper. now yellow cab drivers are reacting to it. we're live with that story. plus coming up next, i'll be joined by a special guest live in the studio. amadou diallo's mother will be
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>> announcer: live from studio 5 in new york city, this is the news at 6:00. ernie: it is friday night. i'm ernie anastos. us. and as always, we're on top of the news for you. hey, did you happen to take a taxi today? maybe an uber? did you notice a smaller bill? well, there's a tax battle now going on. it's a big taxi battle across the city. uber is raising the stakes, cutting fares in a big way to grab business from yellow cabs. let's go to jessica live in chelsea and how this all could