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(fl;khnsfd.ecl) be safe and don't text and drive. >> several drivers are on alert when several drivers were >> 69-year-old dennis donewell has been a bus driver for 13 years and he's been attacked behind the wheel at least twice. a violent beating. parked along the bus route and he said something before reaching over the partition. >> as he walks in, he said something to me about, don't do that again. i said, what did you say and he started to punch me all over. >> at one point the suspect gets on the bus to continue the tirade. he said he tried to escape through the driver's side window but was trapped. >> nowhere to run you called see my right eye is all red and i got double vision and i can't see straight. after he spent time off recovering from another attack in november. >> passenger throw coffee all over my head, and on the same bus route. >> just last month in brooklyn another bus driver was beaten and he turned himself in. the latest incident has him rethinking the job and he hopes he's son caught. the agency remains committed to the safety and security of the employees. valerie castro. >>> police commissioner will discuss a court order forcing apple to unlock the iphone of a terrorist. he released a statement praising a judge for issuing they require the apple to help the fbi. all data is erased if an incorrect pass code is tried 10 times. tim cook said he'll fight it to the supreme court. the da said, "the lack of specifics in his statement means a. backdoor will be an open door. >> prompting outrage from local lawmakers over a cut in federal funding. nationally funding in urban areas drops from 600 million- dollar to 330 million-dollar and new york city could see a $90 million cut. >> i was shocked, and disappointed and chagrined to see that the budget this year was cut by half. >> white house spokesperson been given and he challenged the credibility on national security issues. >>> new video of terror overseas. you can see the explosion in turkey. it stopped working at least 28 killed and 61 injured in yesterday's attack. turkish prime minister is vowing retaliation. personnel in the turkish capital. >>> the white house expected to announce that president obama is planning a trip to cuba next month. he'll be the first sitting president to make a visit in 9 decade. it's part of a broader trip to latin america. the last to visit was calvin coolidge in 1928. >>> a wake for the three victims of a stabbing rampage last week. to rebecca cutler and two of her daughters, 19 month and 4- month-old, and her other daughter remains in critical condition. thethey've charged her boyfriend with murder and attempted murder. >> a morris county doctor is charged with assaulting a boy on a ski slope. they said the doctor flew into a rage at the ski resort in vernon new jersey. a 12-year-old boy ran into him and he punched the boy in to the mouth and attacked him with ski equipment. >> at some point he struck him with a ski pole. visible signs of injury and pain. no intention of harming the boy and said he was sorry for a the final moments of his trip to north carolina. bill cosby fighting back and center of the charges. >> threatening phone calls lead to go the loss of millions of dollars. steps you can take to avoid being scammed. >> we want to key you comfortable. lots of sun and we're looking forward to a mild weekend. let's get ready to go for a traffic is coming up. >>> >>> welcome back, 4:41 and 38 degrees. the 18th of february and a rough rescue caught on video. a dog pulled out of a 15 feet sinkhole. >> pull him up. >> all right. >> got him, the golden below ground after running off and her owners said they've been looking for her but didn't hear her barks until yesterday. they pulled her to safety and she wasn't harmed but happy to see her owners and probably in need of a bath. >>> traffic and weather, things look okay. >> she just takes off and wants to play. >> what a story. >> weather story, let's play today. at least it will be brighter, just layer up and get ready to go. >> look at these readings. 29 and andy, look a new picture. he's not going to be wearing that tie later because, very serious biker and beautiful day for a bike ride. the layers, you are going to see numbers in the 30s so riding the back at the speed that i know he can, you are as you head out and about. now, 28, gina said you're going to get a charge out of today, it's national battery day and it's pitchers and catchers from the yankees. somebody noticed these great shots and somebody noticed. amazing pictures there. here's the weather picture. clear and 31 and wind out of the northwest at 7 and guy, he is at 30 and 27 in the hamptons and these numbers compared to yesterday, it's about 6 degrees colder than it was and when you do the math, a lot of windchills in the teens, so even though it's not a whopper, you'll feel it. more sun, a lot more than yesterday, evidence of that futurecast, even picking up on those sunny skies throughout the day and into what will be a cool thursday night, friday afternoon, though clouds on the increase and you can't rule out a stray snow shower or rain shower. models are backing away from that for early saturday and a bit of a squeeze play on the weekend and then windy and warm and then still mild sunday but possibility of a late night or evening shower as you head to an interesting week watching a storm on tuesday, hopefully nothing stormy for you road- wise. >> we do have changes, as you make your way, we have flooding that has two lanes blocked on the belt parkway. no major delays but as the morning progresses we'll let and it's due to an accident and then stick with kenoworth blvd. as an alternate and take a look at that, west side highway for a better commute. and be safe don't text and drive. >> quick look at the stories, pope francis is heading back to the vatican after wrapping up a 5-day visit. the pope embraces several children and waved good-bye as had his plane taxied away. >> bill cosby files a lawsuit, and she accused him of drugging and molesting her of 2004 and names her mother and the national enquirer, all subject >> a jury acquitted an ohio man charged with stalking gwyneth paltrow. he pled not guilty by reason of insanity. >> stocks are higher after a gain. it gained 257 points and the rest. comcast has offered an apology along with the credit to customers impacted by a service outage. the issues began monday and on demand video were inaccessible for 90 minutes. and customers will receive a credit that's around 2 bucks. >> a warning about a phone scam callers are claiming that they're threatening to. >> i'm calling regarding. >> they're scammers using celebrity names. this retirey got two such calls. >> it sounds threatening, court action, magistrates. they report to be from the irs or treasury department with urgent instructions to transfer money or else. >> it sounds like they're going to lock you up. >> the treasury calls it pervasive and when frightened victims return the call they tell them to go to wal-mart. >> don't act smart with me. >> you'll be in a lot of trouble. >> chuck calling on wal-mart to help, the retail giant the unwitting go-to store and he wants detailed signage and to have employees instruct anyone to take out a money order to tell them there's a scam. >> it's not the way they do business. never going to demand immediate payment on taxes owed. first they send you letters. >> victims lost $30 million and money transfers are untraceable. >> the calls appear to be coming from u.s. area codes but officials say, those are fake caller id numbers. hang up they advise and report it to the treasury department. told us, they're taking additional steps to better inform people. >> well the time is now 4:49. the far east that won't break the bank. what has more sugar, a can of soda or flavored coffee. coming up next >>> attention bargain shoppers the ads you see all over facebook and instagram adorable clothes and coats for a fraction of what you pay in retail but are they real deals or too good to be true? >> okay right away. i'm worried i'm going to bust through this like the hulk. we put the clothes to how they compare to the picture in the ad. what's the quality and can you return them. find out tonight at 11. >> a new study finds that flavors coffee drinks in starbucks and other mains can contain more sugar than a can of soda. they analyzed starbucks, costa and some contain up to 25 tea spoons of sugar. starbucks is committed to reducing added sugar by 25% by the end of 2020. >> my sister e-mailed this to me yesterday and said this is why you should always stick to your rice coffee. when you see people in starbucks getting that caramel. so good. >> johnny what do you think? >> that's why the kids are drinking this stuff. all right, 31 wind out of the northwest at 7. that chilly feel out the door, sun but chilly. wind chills in the teens. can't rule out a flake or two tomorrow night and then feels like april this weekend. morning. >> right john. we do volunteer changes for you blocking the lane on the southbound side of 96th street. delays back to 106th. alternate. brooklyn two lanes blocked at bay 8th street. no major delays quite yet. also in springfield new jersey. police are on scene investigating a serious accident there. go out of your way to kennel worth boulevard as an alternate. alternate side parking is in effect and don't text and drive. back to you. >> time 4: 53. coming up in the next half hour new developments in the attack outside of the staten island ferry. buildings and over grown paths. wait until you see who's name is on this property in westchester. coming up next. is. >>> hell's kitchen has become ad inventory yourous. >> tony tantillo heads there this week. >> thai is coming into it's own just as hell's kitchen has. it's vibe rant but comfortable and the flavors are always surprising. >> your cuisine is different parts of 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stadium throwing in cheers for fans. >> and uber for dogs making walking your four legged friends a little easier. 2 news at 5 begins in 90 seconds. your heart loves omega-3s. and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days. megared. >>> it's 5:00, 31 degrees on thursday february 18. cool today with highs staying in the 30s but it could feel like an early spring by the weekend. traffic and weather on the 2's in a moment for you. >> sounding good. good morning i'm chris ragie. >> i'm mary calvi. first developing story after a the face. >> happened just last night and now the hunt is on for the attacker. janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with an update hi janelle. >> hi good morning to you chris and mary. witnesses who were inside of this silver spurs restaurant when it happened say it was a frightening scene. that waiter was left with 120 stitches on his face after this man came in and allegedly >> we were just sitting outside and eating and all of a sudden i saw cops come from everywhere and people were screaming. >> diners inside this silver spurs restaurant on laguardia place describing the panic in the moments after one of the waiters from the restaurant was slashed around 8 wednesday night. a man in his 20s entered silver spurs going table to table trying to raise money for a basketball team. the 25-year-old man asked the man to leave escorting him out of the restaurant. when the waiter returned he had a gash on his cheek. the suspect had slashed him and ran off. detectives quickly swarming the scene. >> a lot of under cover cops came and haven't and trucks. they were checking to see if they could see the guy who did it on the video cameras. >> it is the 7th reported slashing in the city this month in this greenwich village neighborhood residents say attention. >> i live in the neighborhood and it's very safe usually but this is really, really shocking. >> well so far police have not released a detailed description of the suspect. as for the 25-year-old waiter he was taken to bellview hospital and has since been released. reporting live from greenwich village janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> john take it away. >> glad to see janelle geared up. you are going to need it too. it's a cooler day and wind chills hovering in the 20s for many. right now 30. it's below freezing. clear skies we are going to see more sun. you can see that with the composite radar and satellite in our area. tell you one of the big stories around the country is the fire risk? the central plains. the central states are dealing with that elevated fire risk. our numbers 32 at lunch time feels 10 degrees cooler than layer up but don't forget the sunglasses because it will be a brighter day. they do not come any brighter than this young lady. >> thank you john. i was going to say you wear your sunglasses at night. if you are traveling in brooklyn flooding at bay 8th street. no major delays yet. we'll let you know if that changes. also this alert in springfield new jersey specifically route 22 closed westbound at springfield avenue. police on scene investigating a serious accident there. traffic moving better on the southbound side of 96th street. we had construction and an accident. no longer need to go to the west side highway. alternate side is in effect. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> happening today nassau county executives a joint task force to combat heroin. >> this will be the first time appearance since allegations of a sexting scandal. andrea grymes is live from baldwin. >> the county executives will be making that announcement here at the corral house event space in baldwin. this is the first public appearance for the nassau county executive since he's been jammed up in a scandal. meantime he maintains he's the victim. >> this allegation is outrageous and disgusting and hurtful and it did not come from me. these words did not come from me. it was not done on my phone. it could only be done by a hacker. >> nassau county executive ed mangano maintains his innocence to marcia kramer. nassau police are investigating whether mangano and local marketing executive core everyone are victims. >> you are an amazing guy. i follow you. >> this is a previous interview he did with married mangano for her blog the bailey blue. >> how do you fit everything in? do you have time for personal life? >> no doubt this job is seven days a week. >> 24 hours a day? >> almost, almost. >> there are also questions being raised about how she got two no bid nassau county contracts both under $25,000 so they need no legislative approval. a $24,500 contract in 2013 and a $24,000 contract in 2014. mangano spokesman says she coordinated events benefiting veterans and the gains for the physically challenged. the services she provided were specialized unique and cannot be evaluated through a competitive bid process. news day questioned that in an could easily be met by dozens or hundreds of area firms. they also wonder about mangan o's decision about the acting police. it's fair impartial and will not be subjected to political pressure. >> as for caro she has said she's never communicated with mangano through text message nor does she even have his cell phone number. andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you. >>> two people face charges following an arrest for an attack that left a tourist with a skull fracture. he tried to sell the victim a counterfeit ticket to the statue of liberty. when the man declined anderson knocked him to the ground. >> he was alert but obviously he was definitely effected by i guess they didn't want to move him because of the injury that occurred. >> the incident happened in lower manhattan on monday. >>> today police commissioner bill bratton will discuss a federal court order forcing apple to unlock the iphone of a terrorist. apple is fighting it and getting support. cbs 2 has more on the battle over encryption. >> tech giant google is standing with apple as it's encryption battle unfolds. in a series of tweets the company's chief executive questioned the court order requiring apple to unlock the iphone of the san bernardino shooter saying the move could set a troubling precedent. iphone users flocked to the san francisco apple store to voice their support. >> we understand they are standing up for us and we >> farook and his wife killed 14 people in the december shooting. his iphone was found in the couple's get away car. federal investigators want to break his pass code but need apple to create software to disable the phone's auto erase feature which would protect any data about the attack. mandy calls it common sense. >> i would be outraged if in the future it is used in other ways but this is an investigation into a terrorist attack. >> in a statement federal authorities maintained the order and request only for farook's phone. still tim cook says complying would have consequences and plans to appeal next week and is prepared to take it's fight to the supreme court. don champion, cbs news. >> apple ceo tim cooke says it's too dangerous to create a back door to the iphone. specifics in cooke's statement makes one question the claim the back door is going to be an open door for cyber criminals. >>> the body of the justice tomorrow. one of the former colleagues began an appearance at yale university with a moment of silence in his memory. briar called scalia a good friend and life force on the court. his funeral is saturday and flags will fly at half staff starting friday. he was a new jersey native born in trenton in 1936. >> time now 5:09. coming up next the republicans clash as a new poll has ted cruz ahead of donald trump. >> and this is hardly up to the standards as a usual trump property. now there is a fight to remove his name from it. >>> and what the power ball winners plan to do with their new found fortune. down so get ready for the chill. have your coats and hats, but sunglasses. traffic and weather on the 2's coming up.e sttinrn aillewi uoa utox st anab. t 0 g lo a dnldspds it tbeer it tfi. >>> boy tell you when you hear it like that you know it's john's time. i'm looking ahead to the weekend. looks like we'll be okay. >> the weekend is going to be nice. warmer saturday and windy. still in the 50s sunday and it's national drink wine day. >> i know, we started. >> what's that? >> did you see that? >> here's the deal we are going to see a chilly day today with those wind chills hovering just in the 20s. so you are going to have to watch out for that. gear up for that. have the coat and hats. i met a family yesterday. they are taking the kids off school and coming in and doing some site seeing in the city. you know what it's going to be great. just have your hats on. clear and 30 winds variable. relative humidity at 53%. numbers around the area, 33 in orient point. 29 in wry, 26 in sussex. it is cold up state through the lakes. the wind chill in detroit is 12. the wind chill in buffalo is 4. the wind chill in the state capital of the empire state is 9. wind chill in the city is 30. chills stay in the 20s for many. 35 the anticipated high. below normal. 68 and zero your records for the day. sun up at 6:47, that will be pretty. sunset at 5:34. fun with numbers. i like these days getting longer and longer stumping people. 20 to 30 for your real feel this afternoon. 15 to 25 it's chilly a bit of a breeze and high pressure in control. low dew points so it's bright and brisk. it's going to feel a little more like january than february. and then tomorrow we start to warm up a bit but watch for clouds to creep in. there's a chance for a late night snow or rain shower and an early shower but a big push out of the south so it's warmer and windy. i tell you models have been wobbling some retreating back into the low 50s. others mid to upper 50s so saturday definitely in play as far as the numbers go but we mild for february. 35, plenty of sun and chilly. you bet with the northwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour and overnight tonight this is for the city, 26 and still chilly out there and this is the weekend. starting gray then nice and windy and warm then ending gray passing shower possible. the next system on the horizon is coming in on tuesday. what's on the horizon beyond the old hood ornament alex? >> we do have changes for you if you have traveling in springfield new jersey. route 22 is closed westbound at springfield avenue. it's due to an accident. police are on scene investigating. stick with boulevard as an alternate. also in randolph at park avenue due to a crash with a downed pole and wires. route 10 an option there. mass transit though everything is on or close to schedule if you are taking metro north and new jersey transit lirr. speaking of mass transit nearly a dozen rail unions failed to reach a contract agreement. they are set to return to the bargaining table wednesday. healthcare insurance has been a major sticking point and members are urging both sides to resolve their issue. march 13 that strike date approaches. they have worked since 2011 without a new contract. >>> trump takes a tumble in one new poll. ted cruz is now beating trump 28 to 26% nationally. trump is out of the first spot for the first time. another poll shows a 20 point lead behind marco rubio. a town hall debate trump attended a separate event. >> what we really need are people who know how to solve problems not people who know how to talk. >> we are seeing an assault on president who will stand up and protect those values. >> 15 years of experience of turning conservative ideas into conservative action. >> president obama is going to go down as one of the worst presidents in the history of the country. he's been a disaster on the military. you look at how we can't beat isis. >> rubio picked up support from nikki haley. jeb bush will be in an event tonight. >> people want to remove trump's name from an undeveloped parkland. donald trump state park is on land that was supposed to be a golf course. some state lawmakers want the name removed. >> names of state parks should reflect the values of our state and be an honor for someone who the state wants to acknowledge. that's not the case here at all. it annoys me now that he's running for president. >> what's going on shouldn't take his name off the sign. >> the governor named him after trump when he donated the property. he regrets the move. trump will take the property back if the state does not want it. >>> the roman catholic priest known from the god squad has died following a battle with parkinson's disease. father tom co-host of the show for 20 years seen on the t.v. network tele care. >> he kept it quiet for about seven years and finally he told his friends and family and staff here. >> father tom was 69 years old. a funeral mass will be held in the park this saturday. >>> time now 5:18. coming up in the next hatch hour a new plan to cut down on ambulances in the city. >> and yankees stadium is striking out with some fans. and weather on the--another check of traffic and weather on this. at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. at hillshire farm, there's a reason our slow roasted turkey taste so fresh seconds after carving, we not only seal every slice, we double seal it. the results are something to savor. >>> welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. 30 degrees to start us out today. two long island native have come forward to claim their share of a billion dollar power ball jack pot. they lived there since the 1990s. they opted for a lump sum payment of january's historic jack pot. $528million will be reduceed to $327 million. the couple spoke yesterday at florida lottery headquarters in tallahassee. >> of course we are going to take care of family and we have a lot to think about. it's stressful and new. >> we are still going to live the same lives basically. my truck is about to fall apart so i do need a vehicle. >> the couple had one of three winning tickets. she played the same number she's been playing for years. way to go. >> i want that kind of stress. that is the stress i long for. johnny? >> it's not going to change us. we are going to be the same old. >> it would totally change me. >> in the city right now 30 degrees but it feels cooler we've got wind chills in the teens. scarsdale feels like 17. it's going to be a cooler day today. a bit of a breeze and a lot brighter than it was yesterday. bouncing back at 39 on friday, 56 on saturday. remember early drops and windy and warm for saturday. still pretty mild. increasing clouds later sunday. you are still hanging onto numbers above normal. speeds below normal right alex? >> you are right john. if you are traveling in springfield new jersey. changes for you. it's due to an accident. police are still on the scene investigating. you'll want to go out of your way and stick with kennel worth boulevard as an alternate there. also in randolph due to a crash can a downed pole and wires your option for a smoother commute. the lincoln tunnel giving you good news delay free not only here. all of the hudson river be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> okay alex. thanks. a busy night for the locals and the rangers take over the garden. >> steve overmyer. >> a busy night on the ice the islanders at barclays and rangers in toronto. last night they gave us the stanley cup chance. they have the fewest power play goals in the league and scored two of them against the blackhawks but chicago scored three times in the final period winning 5-3. how about st. johns picking up their first win in the big east in their final game this year. johnny snapping a 16 game skid with an 80-65 win over paul and seaton hall continuing with the magic number of 20. winning over georgetown their 18 18th win. pitchers and catchers reported for the mets. otis livingston will have reports beginning tonight. have a good one. >> the yankees report to spring training today but there's going to be a big change coming to the way fans can buy tickets. >> we have more on the ticket trouble. >> it's going to cause a real problem. that's going to cause chaos. i don't think they should do that. >> a new ticket policy has new york yankees fans calling foul. the team has decided to discontinue print at home tickets. you'll only be allowed with a bar code delivered to your smart phone. >> you usually print them out? >> a lot of people do. >> a yankees spokesperson says this change is about consumer protection because the use was plagued with fraud. >> we've got a lot of people that sell tickets throughout the whole season. fake tickets. >> while fans can resell their tickets on the team's official ticket exchange with website they won't be able to buy last >> they don't have a choice. they got to deal with it. >> the new policy leaving if it's fair. >> we reached out to the mets to see if they would be adopting the same practice but have not heard back. the home opener is set for monday april 4. that new policy will be in place. tracy cbs 2 news. >> it's now 5:26. still ahead amening recall by toyota. --a major recall by toyota. plus this. >> another slashing attack in the city and this morning police are hunting for a suspect. >> we'll have a live report from the scene coming up. >> and there's a new app to help you take care of your legged different--four legged friend while you are away. more on that after this. hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart what do you think? and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, we think you're going to like these numbers. bring me a higher love >>> it is 5:29, 30 degrees on february 18. another cool day of temperatures out there. it's going to warm up this weekend. traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. >> a restaurant worker slashed in the face and the search is what happened moments before a diner? >> and autarchting. >> we begin this half hour. it will announce a joint task force today. >> this will be ed mangano's first public appearance since he claimed to be the victim of a sexting scandal. live from baldwin. >> chris and mary, the two long island county executives here at the corral house later this afternoon in baldwin they've been battling this on long island. it's been battling an alleged sexting scandal. he says he's a victim. >> this allegation is outrageous and disgusting and hurtful and did not come from me. these words did not come from me. it was not done on my phone. it can only be done by a >> nassau county executive maintains his innocence to political reporter marcia kramer. nassau police are looking into whether they are victims of a hacking scandal. another. >> you are an amazing guy. i follow you. i've been inspired by you. >> this is a previous interview she did a a married man. >> how do you fit time in with running the county and all of the things you are involved in do you have time for personal life. >> no doubt this job is seven days a week. >> 24 hours a day. >> almost. almost. >> there are questions being raised about how she got two no bid county contracts both under $25,000 so they need no legislative approval. a $24,500 contract in 2013 and a $24,000 contract in 2014. mangano spokesman says she physically challenged. her contracts say the services she provided were specialized unique and cannot be evaluated through a competitive bid process. news day questioned that in an editorial saying those needs could easily be met by dozens or hundreds of area firms. news day also wonders about mangan o's decision to demand that he handle the investigation. a nassau police spokesman insists it's fair impartial and will not be subjected to political pressure. karin caro has never communicated with mangano through text messages and says she does not have his cell phone number. nassau county andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> time to talk traffic and weather on the 2's. 30 degrees right now. >> cooler. gray and the sun was never able to breakthrough. i want inspiration. i want to see that bright sky. >> we want it, john. >> we are doing it today. you got to layer up. it's going to be cooler but it will look so much better and brighter. 30 with clear skies. winds variable at 3. a bit of a stronger wind out of the northwest. maybe 20 miles per hour winds so you will see the wind chill play a factor. up state new york if you traveling there that's about it. hour by hour we'll eek our way into the mid 30s. when is the last time you eeked anything? then 35 with sun, will feel colder than that. looking at the t.v. down here. >> thanks john. we'll get back to you on that. thank you though. >> how about the commute this morning. >> if you are traveling in springfield new jersey route 22. police are on scene investigating a serious crash there. stick with kennel worth in queens two lanes at the lie springfield boulevard delays back to little neck parkway. grand central is a better option for this area. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. >> alex thank you. now to a developing story the search is on for the man police say slashed a restaurant worker in the face in greenwich village. >> janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with an update. hi janelle. >> hi there chris. the details of this case extremely disturbing. police say this man walked into the silver spurs diner here trying to collect donations from patronnes and when the waiter tried to stop him he was slashed and now has 120 stitches on his face. >> we were sitting there eating and all of a sudden we saw the cops coming from everywhere and people were screaming. >> diners inside the silver place describing the panic in the moments after one of the slashed. around 8 wednesday night a man in his 20s entered silver spurs going table to table trying to team. investigators say the 25-year- old man asked the man to leave escorting him out of the restaurant. when the waiter returned he had a gash on his cheek. police say the suspect had slashed him and ran off. detectives quickly swarming the scene. >> a lot of under cover cops came and vans and trucks looking for someone on the video cameras in the stores to see if they could see the guy who did it. >> it is the 7th reported slashing in the city this month. in this greenwich village neighborhood where this latest anyone happened residents say they'll pay closer attention. >> it's a very safe neighborhood usually but this is shocking. >> this morning again police are hoping to hear from anyone attack or may have recognized that suspect. as for the waiter he was taken to bellview hospital where again he had 120 stitches on his face. we are told he has since been released. reporting live this morning from greenwich village janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> new video of terror over seas a deadly bombing in turkey you can see the explosion before the surveillance camera surge stopped working. 28 people were killed 61 others were injured in yesterday's attack. this morning turkish prime minister is vowing retaliation against kurtish rebels. the car bomb targeted shuttles carrying military personnel in the turkish capital. >> the mta bus drivers are on high alert. dennis says he was parked along the bronx 19 bus route on southern boulevard tuesday when someone boarded the bus and he tried to escape but was trapped. >> he just started to punch me all over. there was no way to run and the hardest was in the right eye. it's all red and i got double vision. i can't even see straight. >> police say his attacker remains at large. he says he was also attacked bang in november and just last month in brooklyn. another bus driver was also beaten while he sat in the driver's seat. the suspect turned himself in yesterday. >>> city ambulances are ready idling. it's good for emergencies but bad for the air. launching to make them better for the environment. >> ems crews are saving lives but idling ambulances can be doing harm. >> the car went into the air so it doesn't make good for the environment. >> each ambulance as it's of carbon emission into the atmosphere per year. >> the problem is ambulances can't be shut down. equipment has to be ready to roll. >> our ambulances have to be kept running at a certain temperature so the equipment is charged and the radios work. >> to help reduce pollution the department is launching a pilot program placing ambulance charging stations that look like this throughout the city. emts can pull up curb side turn off the engine and plug in for power. >> definitely help the environment. why not we have enough fumes so if they have charging stations that would be great. >> this image shows what one would look like in queens. >> it would look something like the stations where you pay for parking and receive a parking ticket. >> they made the buses shut off or they are going to get fined. edison to figure out the best places to put charges stations. some people are concerned about losing parking spaces. >> i think they should leave it the way it is. we need parking. >> i don't want to lose parking. i really don't. but otherwise that sounds good. >> they say the station would also help the department save on fuel. they plan to install 30 charging stations across the five burroughs over the next 18 months. hazel sanchez cbs 2 news. >> it's now 5:39. coming up why toyota is recalling 3 million vehicles. >> plus what a 911 call said about an attack on a mail carrier. >> and the hustler takes on the grand masser but the hustler has no idea who he is playing. >> and don't forget to connect with us during the show and all morning long. our handles right there. follow us. so, what moves me? it's the journey. the feeling of doing. i'm on my path and i love it. the path to a healthier you starts with nature's path pumpkin flax granola. crunchy clusters of delicious organic oats, flax and pumpkin seeds, with all the goodness to nourish you and your family. nature's path granola. >>> new information on the turkey trouble in one new jersey town police have released a 911 call reporting a turkey attack in hills dale. a turkey trapped a postal worker and called police to rescue him. >> you are not going to believe this but a carrier is being attacked by wild turkeys. they are actually attacking, biting, chasing the trucks, everything. >> wow. >> yeah wow. officers sounded a police car siren causing the birds to scatter. >> they just want their mail. >> they do. 5:42. traffic and weather on the 2s. in my neighborhood. they are nasty birds. they are mean spirits birds so what we do is we get a can of ocean spray and wave it in their face and they hate that. every reference to thanksgiving they can't stand. they'll run right away. we are not running away from this. we are ready for it. cool temperatures. 28, 29, 30, 25. 25 is cold for walter there and thompkins cove and also a 21 here from bob. i've got a few reports of this day in 1979 temperatures hit 52 degrees below zero in old forge new york so a state record, yeah, 52 below. nothing like that. i'll tell you we are going to see a big swing into the weekend. we could be 50 to above and then some saturday into sunday. not today though. today is bright and brisk in the city right now. by the way back away from that healthy breakfast. put that oatmeal down. today is international eat ice cream for breakfast day. so you are supposed to eat ice cream for breakfast today to remember kids battling cancer. it's a sweet way to embrace that community so look it up. i posted a link on my facebook. have something sweet and remember some real champs out there. 28 in wayne. but just for fun let's throw in the wind. kingston is down to a single digit wind chill so it is cool out there. we are going to see wind chills this afternoon 15 to 25 in the city 20 to 30 so what you are feeling right now is pretty similar to what some of you will feel this afternoon. wind chill in the city is the air temperature but 30 is cool for this time of year. bright and brisk today with that wind 15 to 20 miles per less wind tomorrow it's a little warmer. clouds start to fill in the afternoon. models trying to bring in a stray rain or snow shower overnight and big surge in the mild air on saturday. so that's the day where we are going to see numbers climb. it will be above normal on saturday. so here we are below normal. transition into temperatures above normal. a little chance for a little bit of precipitation overnight. a little precipitation overnight sunday into monday. and then the next system could see a sloppy tuesday. so yeah a lot of variety over the next few days. next few minutes though you may see brake lights. >> rocky road is appropriate for your breakfast your ice cream in queens an accident blocking two lanes on the westbound side of the belt parkway at rock away boulevard. delays now to farmers boulevard so plan for that. also a crash on the northbound side of the bqe because of typical regular rush hour traffic. lanes on the southbound side westbound side of the lie. delays are flowing and stick with the parkway if you so choose. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> money watch stock futures are up again this morning as wall street hopes the rally continues. >> not everyone is adapting to those chips and credit cards. jill wagner has more. hi jill. >> good morning chris and mary. can investors make it four days in a row. u.s. stock markets staged their first three day rally of the year jumping 257 points which means it's cut it's losses for the year by half. nasdaq climbed 98 and futures are pointing to a higher open. there is no data from factory production which suggests the economy is doing better than some thought. mostly this is about oil. prices are rebounding as the world's major oil producing a deal to limit oil production in order to prop up prices. businesses are falling behind when it comes to accepting chip enabled credit card eyes according to a new study 37% of businesses could read the cards. chip technology is considered more secure than traditional cards. and nissan ais showing off it's self driving car technology in the office. the automaker's new promotional video shows self parking chairs. they could return themselves to their fixed positions when a meeting wraps up. those chairs respond to hand clapping. chris and mary? [applause] >> if i could get that at my house nothing more crimes than people who leave the chairs out. i need that. i don't care about the car. >> i want something to sweep my for. >> oh right that's a dance. i'm sorry i got my aerobics class and my supplies minuted up. i do it all the time. toyota is recalling word wide because of possible problems with the seatbelt and could cause them to fail. the effected vehicles are the toyota rav4 and ev and ven guard. toyota dealers will fix the problem at no cost to the consumer. >>> los angeles hospital pays ransom to hackers locking hollywood out of it's own network for ten days so the hospital handed over the equipment of $17,000 in bit coins. the chief executive says it was in the best interest of the hospital and the most efficient way to solve the problem. the f.b.i. is investigating. >>> attention bargain shoppers instagram adorable coats and clothing for a fraction of the price. are they deals too good to be true? >> okay right away i'm worried i'm going to bust through this like the hulk. >> tonight on cbs 2 at 11 we put those clothes to the test. how do they compare to what's pictured in the ad. what's the quality and can you return them to the social media boutiques? >> mary i've got us booked in a 1:30zumba class then come back and use the rumba to clean the studio. up next the new way to tweet and search twitter. >> plus can you call uber for dogs? taking a look at new dog walking apps to take care of your pet when you are not home. 5-3 against the rangers. [incoming message beep] the average text takes your eyes off the road for nearly five seconds. [screaming] stop the texts. stop the wrecks. >>> to breaking news now five people including an infant have been injured in a fire in jersey city. firefighters just got control of the blaze that struck several adjacent homes this morning. crews were called shortly after 4:00 a.m. residents of the home were evacuated. five residents have evacuated. >>> good morning everybody. getting our bearing set on the city and in new york it is 30 degrees clear and cool. cool in bay side but i know who's warm. stew and laura watch us every morning. met stew yesterday. appreciate that. you will appreciate a coat just like you had on yesterday. it's going to be bright. in fact cooler today than it was yesterday. to me it's going to feel better you'll have the breeze that will be refreshing and as we look forward into the weekend friday transitioning back to warmer temperatures in a big way. saturday starts with early drops possible then windy and warm. then you are at 52 on sunday but 56. yeah it's going to feel a little bit like april this weekend. not april yet. we've got to get you there. what's going on? >> that's right john. several alerts that may clog up your ride this morning in queens an accident blocking two lanes on the westbound side of the belt parkway. it's at rock away boulevard. delays back to farmers boulevard. this coupled with regular rush hour delays causing some issues. slow traffic. also on this map a crash blocking a lane on the out bound lower level. you should have an okay ride. alternate effect city wide and don't text and drive. mary? you may be using emojis to text or e-mail. now you can add to a twitter post that allows you to search and tack it onto any tweet. you just click on the icon and choose for different categories or a specific term. last year twitter users shared 100 million of them. >>> it's a problem dog owners face your best friend is home alone and in need of a walk. >> a growing number of dog walking apps may be able to help. diane macedo shows us how one of them works. family. >> she's the most loyal dog i have ever had. >> for much of the day he's stuck at work. >> you are leaving at 7:00 a.m. and sometimes you don't get to 7 or 8:00 p.m. it's not fair for the dog to be there for that long. >> so he downloaded an on demand dog walking app which lets him hire a dog walker. with the help of a wag lock box she gets in without a problem. >> once they start the walk you can follow them on gps and tells you what happened during the walk. >> bags is not alone. they are also gaining attraction in the growing dog walking industry. >> but it also has risks. caleb and roger are comfortable with just about anybody but not all dogs are. >> for some dogs having a stranger walk them can be stressful. >> dogs have a sense of who they like so it could be the dog walker has a deep voice or high voice or they smell of smoke or have something about them that the dog is wary of. >> to ease those fears all three apps say the dog walkers have to pass a background check and they are very well trained. >> there's a thorough vetting process. we hire less than 1% of the walkers that apply. >> a lot of security is knowing the dog is taken care of. have to settle for who is available. diane macedo cbs 2 news. >> the prices for $10 for a quick walk up to $65 for a nice two hour leisurely stroll. >> a lot of money to be made. >> i will say this there is a delicate dance when you are out with a dog and approach people you have to be able to read the dog's mind. so there's pretty smart they've got those people. >> you just bring food along for mine and he's good. >> chloe drags you around town. >> she's like and buddy is like in the next neighborhood. it's a lot of work. >> and they are sweet too. >> and they fit into a little bag. [laughter] >> thank you johnny. real quickly how are we doing out there. >> great for a dog walk but they might need a sweater. >> problems in brooklyn i'll have it coming up. >>> a restaurant worker slashed in a greenwich village restaurant and the hunt is on >> and a violent attacker in a safe place. how did a group of strangers bet into a gated community in long island. 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neighborhood usually but this is really shocking. >> terrifying moments at a greenwich village restaurant a worker slashed in the face by a person he asked to leave and the hunt is on for the attacker. what happened moments boyfriend the suspect was--before the suspect was told. >>> this allegation is >> a follow up to a cbs 2 news exclusive nassau county executive ed mangano making his first public appearance after a sexting scandal but could today's big issue be over shadowed. >> mta bus drivers on high alert after a series of attacks and one driver could not escape. he said this isn't the first time it's happened to him. the suspect remains at large. >> i would be outraged if in the future it's used in other ways. but this-- >> the wife of a victim killed in the san bernardino massacre speaks out after apple won't unlock a suspect's iphone. coming up what they are saying about the digital divide. >> sounds like they are going to put you away. >> sending you into a panic. the irs threatening for you to scam. victims are falling for it. there's a plan to fight back. >>> it's a whole new ball game to get into yankees stadium. tickets. there's a new policy taking effect at the beginning of the shortly. 2's. >> they are showing up. pitchers and catchers. that's exciting. up later. alex. in the city it doesn't feel like florida. it feels like 29. with the wind we have wind chills in the teens north and west. you got to gear up and wear the coat and mittens. maybe a scarf too. it's going to be breezy for a good part of the day. it will be bright and you'll definitely appreciate that gear so you've got a few layers on. 32 at lunch time so it feels colder and your high today 35 feeling lower with the wind. 6:03. we can save you even more time >> my home state gets a bad wrap but i have to admit the wildest stories do come out of florida. we have an accident blocking two lanes on rock away boulevard. delays back to farmers boulevard so something that may effect your ride there. also in brooklyn and accident blocking the lane on the northbound side of the bqe at hamilton avenue. delays back to the. another alert a crash blocking a lane on the lower level. stick to the upper level and it should be an okay commute. a live look showing you the george washington bridge getting reports of minor delays as you make your way through the area but overall a pretty typical morning. lincoln and holland tunnels flowing freely and be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex thank you. now to a developing story. rattled nerves after a restaurant worker was slashed in the face. >> it happened just last night attacker. janelle burrell joins us live update for us. hi janelle. >> well chris the victim who is a waiter here at the silver spurs restaurant was cut so badly according to police he cheek. apparently he was trying to get that slasher to leave the harassing patronnes and that's when the man attacked. >> we were sitting outside eating and i saw cops coming from everywhere and people were screaming. >> diners inside this silver spurs restaurant on laguardia place describing the panic in the moments after one of the waiters from the restaurant was slashed. police say around 8 wednesday night a man in his 20s entered silver spurs going table to table trying to raise money for a basketball team. investigators say the 25-year- old man asked the man to leave escorting him out of the restaurant. when the waiter returned he had a gash on his cheek. slashed him and then ran off. detectives quickly swarming the scene. >> a lot of under cover cops and vans and trucks and they were checking the video cameras to see if they could see the guy who did it. >> it is the 7th 7th reported slashing in the city this month. in this greenwich village neighborhood where the latest accident happened residents says they'll pay closer attention. >> i live in the neighborhood and it's very safe usually but this is really shocking. >> now police this morning are still working on putting together a detailed description of that suspect. as for the waiter he was treated at bellview hospital and has since been released. reporting live this morning from greenwich village janelle burrell cbs 2 news. >> janelle thank you. breaking news now five people including an infant have been injured in jersey city from a fire. firefighters just got control crews were called to 33 irving street shortly after 4:00 a.m. residents of the homes were evacuated. >> five civilan injuries taken to the jersey medical center. one child with a burn to her arm and a female adult with burns to her face i do believe. >> the other three injured people suffered from smoke inhalation. determined. >> happening today the nassau and sussex county executives announced a joint task force heroin epidemic. >> this will be the first time making a public appearance since allegations of his scandal. >> andrea? >> they will make an announcement here on long island at the corral house in baldwin later this afternoon. it will be the first public executive ed mangano since the being raised about how caro got two no bid nassau county contracts both under $25,000 so they need no legislative approval. a $24,500 contract in 2013 and a $24,000 contract in 2014. mangano spokesman says she coordinated events benefiting veterans and the gains for the physically challenged. her contracts reportedly say the services she provided were specialized unique and cannot be evaluated through a competitive bid process. news day questioned that saying those needs could easily be met by dozens of area firms. news day also wonders about mangan o's decision of the acting police commissioner handle the investigation. a nassau police spokesman insists their probe is fair impartial and will not be subjected to political pressure. communicated with the nassau county executive through text message saying she does not even have his cell phone number. nassau county andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >> thank you. bill bratton will discuss a court order forcing apple to unlock the iphone of a terrorist requiring apple to help the f.b.i. disable the security feature on the san bernardino shooter's phone. all data is erased if the incorrect pass code is entered ten times. he'll fight the order all the way to the supreme court because it's too dangerous to create a back door to the iphone. in the editorial on the daily news they say lack of specifics in cooke's statement makes one claim that a back door is going to be an open door for cyber criminals. >>> the new push to warn the public about an irs scam. attacked in what's supposed to be a safe place and all he basketball. >>> temperatures dropping in the 20s now john. >> and you've got more wind today so it is a little cool out there and the wind chills are going to be a factor all day long. numbers around the area reading in the 20s. i'll buy that. i think this is interesting. listen to this comment. john, i'm excited about a potential storm next week after a spring weekend. so that makes one of us. it's next tuesday we are watching but you've got to remember this time of year the normal high in the mid 40s so it's going to be hard to have a lot of cool air in place for that. and lynn we appreciate this 24 and today is drink wine day so we appreciate that. we are going to be drinking in some sunshine. sun kissed skies but cool. look at that. wow, the whole crew just did a cartwheel because it's drink wine day. it's blue out there. clear and 29. winds variable at 5, relative humidity at 49%. numbers around the area cool. franklin at 24. you throw in the wind it feels like 24 in the city right now. multiple reports of wind chills now i have multiple websites saying i'm sorry alex that today is national hate florida day just because all of the cold air is pooling around the lakes and it's so warm they can't even report wind chills in florida. right there, beneath the 2. i cannot confirm or deny i always love florida but it won't feel like it here today. 35 with the wind it will feel like 20 to 30 so gear up for that. make sure the kids are ready to enjoy some fun outside with some layers because this weekend it's going to be about ten degrees above normal. saturday the warmer of the two days starts with clouds but it's windy. still nice sunday and it's late monday into tuesday where we are going to be watching for a potential coastal area of low pressure. so here she is always sunny and bright alex. >> and it's funny we like to rub it in because they are always like look at the blue how is the snow? so fine we can hate florida for just a little bit. in queens an accident blocking two lanes on the westbound side of rock away boulevard and delays back to merit boulevard. the out bound lower level blocked. stick to the upper level as an alternate. mass transit on or close to schedule. be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> allen thank you very much. you might think you are safe living in a gated community but a long island man learned that's not always the case. >> the suburban dad wanted to get in some exercise. instead he was beaten by a mob and it was caught on camera. jennifer mclogan reports. >> i believe this guy is the one who did the most damage. >> 61-year-old a respected chemist at brookhaven lab is a victim of a group assault >> they hit in the mouth, to my should" in the back and- -shoulder, in the back and over the shoulder to the jaw that broke it. >> it was inside this building where the beating took place last month. the building is restricted. >> no guests permitted at any time. >> he finished his work out and walked into the gym to shoot a few hoops. it was filled with two dozen outsiders who refused to allow him access. >> they told me to go away in obscene terms. >> he picked up his cell phone to take a photo. >> one of the guys jumped on me and started punching me in the face. >> they were coming at him from behind. he was seeing stars and stumbled to surveillance cameras to pick up the rest of the pummeling. he was hospitalized and under >> they wired shut my jaw and i couldn't speak for three weeks. >> for three weeks? >> yeah. >> police were called to the private community. the entire group of suspects had fled. residents here complained to us. security is lack, gates in the open position. >> it looks like security but there is no security at all. >> atlantic point management did put up the crime alert poster. >> details of the guys that had been on your property. >> we haven't figured it out. we were told not to make any comments. >> after three weeks with his jaw wired shut the victim still can't eat solid food. he called them cowards and they want hem tracking them down. >>> two new polls painting different pictures on the republican side of the presidential race. the wall street journal says ted cruz is ahead of donald trump 28 to 26% nationally marking the first time trump place in any national polls. another poll shows trump with a 20 point lead and marco rubio in second. >>> a warning about a phone scam that is pressuring people to send the irs money. walmart is placing giant signs in their stores warning about the scam. thousands of people have gotten calls claiming they owe the government money. they are told to go to the nearest walmart and send money to avoid legal action. at least 5,000 people have been fooled by the scam. >> don't do it. 6:18 right now. in our next half hour how testosterone treatment could help men physically and mentally plus this. >>> he wasn't in a red corvette but prince's passport photo was stylish enough to have the internet raving. right there. get 30% off every guest every ship in the caribbean but hurry, this offer won't last long come seek the royal caribbean book today at 1-800-royalcaribbean. >>> one of the chess hustlers in central park met his match recently. >> you don't even look at the board. >> wilson invites players to try to beat him. he wasn't aware the man joining him on the board was a grand master who shared a u.s. champion win in 1992. wilson ended up resigning from >> oh that's going to make it. >> game. >> wilson i appreciate it. thank you very much. >> what is your name? >> grand master maurice ashley posted the video to this facebook page. he sharpened his skills against hustlers when he was younger including games at the very same table. >> wilson is pretty good but not that good. >> that ashley has got it down pretty good there. >> teach your kids chess. great game and hats off to mike martell and pete finer both excellent chase players. rock takes pawn and no checkmate here. making sure you are already. check out the coat and the mittens and hats. it's pretty cool. blue skies but 29 feeling cooler with the wind. 18 in chatham and 19 in wayne sampson are watching hand in hand they watch every morning. >> very nice. >> teach your kids how to play football, okay? >> no. chess. >> take that kid in the back yard and throw them a spiral. >> let's get to the commute this morning. >> it's all covered here. here in queens we have an accident with a fuel spill unfortunately blocking two lanes on the westbound side of the belt parkway. delays are back to the southern state parkway. also a crash on the out bound lower level of the queens bureau bridge but you should be just fine. alternate side is in effect city wide and don't text and drive. go deep, chris. >> thanks alex. a busy night for the locals in college hoops and the rangers take on the champs at the garden. >> a busy night on the ice the islanders at barclays while the rangers in toronto. last night the rangers gave us a back and forth game with the stanley cup champs. they have the fewest power play two of them against the blackhawks but chicago scored three unanswered goals in the final period. they win 5-3 and how about st. johns picking up their first win in the big east. their final game this year. johnny snapping a 16 game skid with an 80-65 win. and seaton hall continues to inch closer to the magic number of 20. that's their 18th win. pitchers and catchers have reported for the mets. otis livingston will have reports from port st. lucy beginning tonight. that's our cbs 2 sports update. i'm steve overmyer. have a good one. >> yankees report today. >>> prince looking fierce. >> and some laughs with steven colbert with alex. >> good morning. ever notice when you do a google search you get a suggestion and it's way off? actress kate hudson stopped by the late show and they had fun >> if you search for facebook google asked did you mean google plus? no. [laughter] >> no one ever means google plus. >> i'll try one of my favorite shows, american horror story. >> okay. >> and google says, did you mean the 2016 presidential election? [laughter] >> yes you did. >> i did. >> hudson was on the show to promote her new life style book pretty happy. >> always looking pretty too. love her. >> this is something else people have been talking about. you usually don't have much love for your driver's license or passport photos. leave it to one music icon to picture with the caption prince rogers nelson passport picture 2/11/2016. they said the hair the eye brows the make up and expression all perfection. he needed to renew his passport for an up coming tour in new zealand. come on. >> he needs to bring that passport photographer everywhere with him. >> fantastic. all you need is the guy at the dmv. >> i should have numbers below my picture. >> they are like don't smile. >> thank you alex. nearly 3 million suvs recalled after a fatal accident. and this. >> he just started to punch me all over. >> a bus driver brutally attacked and he says this isn't the first time. >>> a teenager accused of being pretending to be a doctor and fooled people for months. >>> and creating bones and tissue. how these are living in the body. >>> and big changes coming to how you'll need to check your tickets before heading to the game. this. when heartburn hits fight back fast tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue and neutralizes stomach acid at the source tum, tum, tum, tum smoothies! only from tums [car starting] [engine revving] [crashing] >>> coming up on 6:30 and 29 degrees on this thursday february 18. it's cold today. beautiful skies. traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. >> also the mta on edge after multiple beatings of bus drivers. we are hearing from the most recent victim. >>> and a restaurant worker slashed in the face. the suspect still on the loose. >> good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. the search is on for the attacker who slashed a man in greenwich village last night. janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with an update. >> mary it happened here at the silver spurs restaurant which he's just reopened after that scary incident here last night. diners were inside that waiter was trying to get this man away from the diners when the man came back, slashing him in the face requiring 120 stitches. now here's a look at what the scene looked like last night after investigators arrived a man was going table to table trying to collect donations from diners for his basketball team. now investigators say the 25- year-old waiter asked the man to leave escorting him out of the restaurant. when the waiter returned he had a gash on his cheek. witnesses described what happened next. >> we were sitting there eating and all of a sudden cops came from everywhere and someone was screaming and people were screaming. >> i live in the neighborhood and it's a very safe neighborhood usually but this is really, really shocking. >> now police have not yet released a detailed description of the suspect but they were seen going through surveillance video here at the restaurant trying to get an image of the attacker. the waiter was treated at bellview hospital and is recovering at home this morning. news. >>> thank you now to breaking news. five people including an infant have been injured in a fire in jersey city. this morning. crews were called shortly after 4:00 a.m. residents were evacuated. an infant has facial burns. the cause has not been determined. >>> let's get to traffic and weather on the 2's. >> it's going to be cold today so heat your home and apartment safely and take care of yourself too. it's pretty in the city but cold with the wind. wind chill right now at 24. many communities have wind chills in the teens so it's a cool way to start the day. we are going to see more sun than we saw yesterday but with the wind persistent wind chills will hover into the 20s and high of 35 well below normal. around just yet. >> if you are traveling we have several alerts. in queens an accident with a fuel spill blocking two lanes at rock away boulevard. delays now back to the southern state parkway. taking a look at the slow traffic on the queens bureau bridge if you are traveling inbound. out bound an accident blocking the lane on the lower level so stick to the upper level as an alternate or go out of your way for either direction. no delays at the george washington bridge there's about a ten minute wait. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe don't text and drive and taking you to the airport so far everything is on or close to schedule. >> thank you alex. happening today executives teaming up to fight long island's heroin epidemic announcing a new task force. >> but that may be over shadowed of ed mangano's allegations of a sexting schedule. andrea? >> the heroin announcement is the corral house in baldwin later this afternoon. as you mentioned this is the first public event for the nassau county executive who is battling questions surrounding this alleged sexting scandal. >> this allegation is outrageous and disgusting and hurtful and it did not come from me. these words did not come from me. it was not done on my phone, only done by a hacker. >> nassau county executive adamantly maintains his innocence to political reporter marcia kramer. nassau police are investigating whether he and local marketing executive karin caro are victims of a hacking scandal x rated texts sense from one to another. >> you are an amazing guy. i've been inspired by you. >> this is a previous interview she did with a married man for her blog. >> how do you fit time in running the whole county and all of the things you are involved in? >> no doubt this job is seven days a week. >> 24 hours a day. >> almost, almost. >> there are also questions being raised about how caro got two no bid nassau county contracts both under $25,000 so they need no legislative approval. a $24,500 contract in 2013 and a $24,000 contract in 2014. mangano spokesman says she coordinated events benefiting veterans and the gains for the physically challenged. her contracts say the services she provided were specialized unique and cannot be evaluated through a competitive bid process. news day questioned that in an editorial saying those needs could easily be met by dozens or hundreds of area firms. news day also wonders about mangano's decision to have his police commissioner handle the investigation. their probe is fair impartial and will not be subjected to political pressure. >> caro says she never communicated with him through text and does not have his cell phone number. live in baldwin long island andrea grymes cbs 2 news. >>> thank you. one of the stars of mob wives has lost her battle with cancer. big ang passed away early this morning. a statement posted on social media says she was surrounded by family and close friends when she died. she had been battling brain and lung cancer at 55 years online. >>> mta bus drivers on high alert after several drivers are attacked behind the wheel in recent weeks. dennis was parked along the bronx 19 bus route in southern boulevard when someone boarded the bus. he tried to escape through the driver's side window but was trapped. >> he just started to punch me there was nowhere to run. and the hardest one he gave was in the right eye. you can see my eye is all red and i got double vision. i can't even see straight. >> police say his attacker remains at large and just last month in brooklyn another bus driver was also beaten while he sat helpless in the driver's seat. the suspect in this case turned himself in. >>> two people arrested after an attack leaving a tourist with a skull fracture. they are both charged with felony assault. they tried to sell the victim a counterfeit ticket to the statue of liberty. the incident happened in lower manhattan on monday. >>> new information this morning on the controversy over bike lanes in hoboken. the city council has voted to place protected bike lanes on downtown portions of washington street as part of a redesign plan. the issue has divided hoboken residents. the people who ride bikes i support it. >> the streets are already pretty congested and narrow. i don't see where they would be able to fit in a bike lane. >> the plan approved last night bike lanes. >> the white house will formally announce today that president obama is planning a trip to cuba next month. it's been more than a year since normalizing relations with the nation. in 1928. >>> new jersey governor chris christie has ordered state flags to fly in honor of late supreme court justice scalia. he was born in trenton, new jersey in 1936. his funeral is on saturday. >> time now 6:38. coming up millions of cars in a deadly accident. >> plus a teenager who calls himself dr. love in trouble for giving an exam and this wasn't the first time. >>> and a dog trapped here for >> yankees fans get ready for a your tickets this season. >>> a south florida teenager accused of posing as a doctor. the 18-year-old was wearing a lab coat when palm beach took him in yesterday. he was arrested when he performed an expansion on a female under cover agent and offered medical advice. without a license fraud and grand theft. >> tens of thousands of black swimming hundreds of feet from the beach front. researchers say it's part of their annual me graduation pattern. what a sight there. >> look at that. holy cow. >> that's a lot of them. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. >> never seen anything like that. incredible. >> going to need a much bigger boat. >> much bigger. >> yesterday i met this young lady and she had a career in finance. she was interviewing yesterday for broadway. how exciting is that? you are the coolest perpetrate i've met so she's--person i've net so she's going to be one of those money people. break a leg i guess. here's the deal we are looking at pretty skies and cool conditions. this too is important as part much through with the chew week it's true today is the great american spit out. so many kids and dudes particularly are chewing now so it's a campaign to try to get think about that. talk to your son or nephew or their friends. clear at 29. 24 in sparta. wait a minute these numbers compared to yesterday 5 to 10 degrees cooler you throw in the wind feels like 24 in the city. feels like 17 in sparta. feels like 16 in greenwich. numbers today just 35 should be 42. so yeah bright skies but 35 with that wind out of the northwest and north means wind chills stay between 15 and 25, just 20 to 30 for the city. overnight tonight, chilly and cold again and tomorrow you are looking at clouds filling in. it's a little warmer. and then a mild weekend. next week we are watching this low riding up the coast. it would mainly be a tuesday night event. path is still uncertain. question is would it be cold enough for snow. the normal high is 44. it will be warmer than that this weekend. highway. what's going on. >> you said it. we have an accident close to the southbound side of palisades parkway north of the george washington bridge. stick with 9w as an alternate there. also in queens an accident blocking two lanes at rock away boulevard. delays back to the southern state parkway. and a live look outside this is heading inbound. out bound as well there's an accident blocking the lower level. stick with the upper level as an alternate or go out of the way with queens mid tunnel. alternate side in effect city wide and be safe don't text and drive. >>> toyota is recalling three million suvs worldwide with possible problems with the seatbelt. the company says a flaw could cause rear seatbelts to fail. toyota rav4 and van guard. most were built between 2005 and 2014. no cost to consumer. >>> good news for men under going testosterone treatment. research shows it does improve sexual function for men over the age of 65. the study published in the new england journal of medicine shows it improves mood and physical ability. >>> 3d printers have been used to make toys and models and now can be life savers. researchers say they have developed a high-tech 3d printer capable of printing out living human body parts including ears muscles and jaw bones using a combination of living cells and a special gel to create the parts. it's being used in mice and rats. scientist says the technology is years away from being used on humans. >>> two long island natives have come forward to claim their share of the billion dollar power ball jack pot. ticket at a mel bourn florida grocery store and have lived there since the 1990s. they got a lump sum and will be reduced to $327 million after uncle sam gets his share. the couple spoke yesterday in tallahassee. >> well of course we are going to take care of family and we have a lot to think about. it's very stressful and new. >> we are still going to live the same lives basically. my truck is about to fall apart so i do need a vehicle. >> there you have it get a new truck and deal with all of that stress. the couple had one of three winning tickets. smith says she plans to play the same numbers she's been playing for years. she's been playing them and it worked so why not keep playing them. >> really? play again. never know. >> why not. >> big changes if you head to yankees stadium this season. >> printed home tickets will no longer be accepted and that's >> that's going to cause problems and chaos. i don't think they should do that. >> a new ticket policy has new york yankees fans calling foul. the team has decided to discontinue print at home tickets. starting this season you'll be allowed in with a paper ticket or mobile ticket with a bar code delivered to your smart phone. >> so you usually print them out. >> a lot of team do. >> a yankees spokesperson tells us this change is about consumer protection because the use of print at home was plagued with fraud. >> we've got a lot of people who sell tickets throughout the season, fake tickets. >> while fans can resell on the ticket exchange website many say they won't be able to buy last minute below face value tickets from websites like stub hub. >> they don't have a choice. >> the new policy leaves people wondering if it's fair. >> some people aren't smart phone friendly. >> we reached out to the mets but have not heard back. is set for monday april 4 when the new policy will be in place. reporting from yankees stadium tracy c cbs 2 news. >> still ahead a record amount of people visited national parks last year so which ones top the list. >> also a little girl is receiving a special award for the bond she shares for her pet duck but first a look at the cbs sports up indicate. >> the islanders at the barclays center and the rangers in toronto. they saw their point streak snapped with a loss to the nepal. what's with them? oh, those two? they're always fighting for attention. there's more to a legendary city than its legends. >>> finally safe. take a look at this a golden retriever named sky pulled out of a 15-foot hole. sky spent two nights below ground after penn state university monday. her owners have been looking for her ever since but didn't hear her barks until yesterday morning. firefighters pulled that precious dog to safety. all okay now. >> ahead of the 100 year anniversary. they have announced a list of parks last year reporting 300 visited park is yellow stone followed by yosemite and colorado rocky national park. california is the most visited park in the u.s. and great smoky mountains on the north carolina tennessee border. >> i would have thought grand canyon number one. >> i was surprised. >> traffic and weather on the 2's. >> i've got one more i need to see, four for five. this just in the sun is up. look at that right on time. you never miss a trick. it is sunny and cold though. 29 winds available feeling like 24. look at that bronxville feels like 16. wind chills in the teens pretty common. otisville feeling like 12 but brisk and bright. thank you sunshine turning thing around in a big way. quite a bit warmer this weekend. we call her sunshine, also alex. >> thanks john. i answer to both. if you are traveling this morning we have delays in new jersey. hi jim. >> good morning alex. this is good news the southbound pad said all lanes closed earlier that accident now on the shoulder and as you can see the delays pretty much eased out getting by the accident scene no problems getting down towards the bridge itself and taking a look at the toll plaza upper lower levels a five to ten minute delay. jim smith cbs 2. >> i like when you give us good news. be safe don't text and drive. back to you. >> okay alex. how about this. a little girl in maine has got a special friendship with a duck. >> meet kylie brown and snow flake. he was brought home when he's just a duckling and she feeds him, they nap and play together as well. their special relationship caught the attention of a pet education group and was honored cares for little snow flake. big snow flake now. >> what do you think of snow flake? >> that he's really special. >> so are you. everybody give kylie a round of applause. >> internet videos of kylie and snow flake have received more than 10 million views. >> kylie is beautiful. that little picture with them napping together, awesome. let's check in with gail king and charlie rose. >> hey chris and mary hello. >> good morning. >> we couldn't tell who was kylie or snow flake. >> a little girl from maine with a duck. >> good news story. >> exactly. great bond between young lady and duck. >> good to see you guys. >> you want a pet duck? >> later. >> reveal the results of a new national cbs poll on the presidential race. we'll have that and all of the major news of the day. >> plus a closer look at the u.s. government and enlisted hollywood in the fight against isis. piecing together what's really in your parmasan. >> and meet the first american woman to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. all of that and more the news is back in the morning. we'll see you in a few minutes. >> i feel exhausted. >> no kidding. see you at 7. you go next. are you happy with your bathroom? 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