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good morning. it is 6:00 a.m. developing right now, a water main break is causing big problems on a major roadway in brooklyn. what you need to know before you head out the door. danger in central park. a man walking through the rambles chokes by a stranger until he passes out. of everything. we have the details on that too. good morning, everyone. taking a live look at lower manhattan on this first day of august, saturday morning. good to have you with us. >> summer is going fast. how did that happen? >> we're having fun. >> august 1st.
>> you're making plans. >> august 1st. >> i know, i don't like it. >> it's moving too fast. slow down, mother nature, slow down, relax. >> well, really, if you think about it, summer is like two months. >> here, yeah, exactly. >> what's up with that? >> it's too short >> we're robbed. >> i know, it's brutal. i'm not ready for it yet. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. a nice day ahead and i think less humidity than a few days ago. >> exactly. >> keeping with yesterday. >> if you like the hot stuff, amy, this has been your week, huh? >> that's right. >> i like the hot stuff >> we all like the hot weather, the three of us. >> amen. >> temperatures have been in the upper 80s, low 90s. we had 89 yesterday, we're going to go for 90 again. a beautiful blue moon, by the way, last night. a lot of pictures sent in to social media. thanks for all of those. love to see what you saw last night. from brooklyn into lower manhattan, we have a beautiful look day in front of -- looking day in front of us. look at the sun glistening on
the buildings so gently. 75 degrees is what we've got. wonderful weather here for yesterday and all weekend long. just a few little kinks we'll talk about, but no big deal as far as shutting down any plans. normal 85 -- or 84. yesterday we were 89 degrees. the record for this date 100 degrees, and, yes, august 1st, hard to believe we're rolling into a new month. 62 for poughkeepsie, 60 in sussex, 70s already for central and southern new jersey, 75 in central park right now, 71 in islip. few random showers right up here to the northwest, and there could be some isolated instability. by the way, these look like they're going to stay just tot north of kingston and poughkeepsie, so no real worry with those. once we get into the afternoon, there could be an isolated, very small, quick-moving storm, but that's about all. in and around the city things look really good and also another beach day. coming up in just a few minutes, we'll talk about the weekend temperatures. highs are expected to be near 90 and we'll push forward in the accuweather seven-day forecast. michelle. >> sounds like a plan. thanks so much, amy. developing right now,
major headaches on the roadways in brooklyn. last night's water main break is still causing big problems this morning on flatbush avenue. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us live from prospect heights with details. good morning to you, marcus. >>reporter: good morning, michelle. indeed the water is all gone, the street is dry, but you can see there is still work going on here on flatbush avenue. crews on the scene of what was a water main break last night. we show you pictures of the water gushing over onto the street here on flatbush avenue. crews quickly were able to shut down the water and close the valves, but it did cause some damage underneath. there was concern about water coming into all of the subway lines and the infrastructure underneath. >> the issue is the location, being on flatbush avenue, bus routes, train routes, you know, it's a bustling area. that always creates issues, and hopefully they'll have it back, you know, sooner rather than later. >>reporter: and that hasn't happened just yet. now, again, you're looking now at flatbush avenue.
it remains closed between prospect street and atlantic avenue as the repair work continues here after this water main break. and we're live in prospect heights, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right. glad things are getting back to normal. thank you, marcus. and new this morning, police are searching for the man who attacked and robbed a man in central park. this is a sketch of the man police say approached a 52-year- old in the rambles section of the park and asked for money. this was on thursday night. and when the victim refused, police say the suspect jumped him from behind and put him in a chokehold until he lost consciousness. when the victim woke up about 25 minutes later, his wallet and backpack were gone. now to an eyewitness news exclusive, a grandmother is in a coma after her son was pulled over by police. what happened to her during a traffic stop in clark, new jersey is now under investigation. eyewitness news reporter carolina zeid is in -- or was in clark with the exclusive details. >> all of a sudden he grabbed
my mother-in-law by her arm and lifted her up off her feet, like, lifted in mid air and slammed her on the ground. and she just -- all you saw was blood pouring out of her face. >>reporter: christa palmery says she still doesn't understand how a traffic stop escalated to this. his father's 61-year-old mother is in critical condition at the hospital after allegedly being roughed up by a clark police officer. >> she was just trying to stick up for her son because she knew that there was no reason why i should have been pulled over. >>reporter: fortago says police pulled him over friday afternoon, staying he blew through a stop sign. he claims a clark police officer dragged him out of the car. his mother intervened. >> they tried saying that my mom jumped on the cop's back. my mom never jumped on the cop's back. and she says why are you going on to my son like that and he slammed her. >>reporter: the couple's 5- year-old son was also in the car, his grandmother antoinette
delorio is in a medically- induced coma. her front teeth were knocked out and she has multiple fractures. rego was issued several violations, including reckless driving. he was taken away in handcuffs and is accused of refusing to get out of the car when police told him to. clark police would not comment. but the union county prosecutor's office says the incident is under investigation and witnesses are urged to contact that office. >> now my son is scared of cops, and they're supposed to protect and serve, and all they did was terrify us. >>reporter: family members are not sure how long this grandmother will remain in the hospital or what her recovery will be like once she's able to leave. reporting in clark, new jersey, i'm carolina zeid, channel 7 eyewitness news. a good samaritan who tried to save a swimmer in distress ends up needing to be rescued himself. the man jumped in the east river in long island city last night after spotting a teenager struggling in the water.
well, the teen and his friends the country for charity. 25-year-old patrick wannenkoff was hit by a car as he rode his bike near oklahoma city wednesday. he was on his cross country journey for bike and build, a charity that raises money for affordable housing projects. police say the driver may have been on his cell phone. wannerkoff recently taught app development at leman college. funeral services will be held today in georgia for bobi kristina broup.
brown will then be buried at fairview cemetery in new jersey near her mother, whift houston. at age 22, brown died in hospice care, six months after she was found face down in a bathtub inside her atlanta home. circumstances eerily similar to her mother's death. the case remains under investigation. so, so sad. that family has endured so much in the last few years. >> too much. >> way too much. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, it is summertime, of course, in the city and summer streets is taking over. today is the day to get out and enjoy nearly seven miles of fun activities. we'll tell you all you need to know coming up. >> super cool. and meteorologist amy freeze returns with your accuweather forecast as the city wakes up on this saturday
welcome back, everybody. happening today, new yorkers will have the perfect way to stay cool sliding down park avenue. this year's first summer streets event will take over nearly seven miles along park avenue from central park to the brooklyn bridge. highlights this year's activities, a nearly 300-foot long water slide. how fun does that look? that's what i'm talking about. streets will be closed to traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. all activities, though, are free of charge. go ride the slide. cool off down there, why not? perfect weekend for it. >> 300 foot long slip and slide, like that kind of thing? >> water slide. please watch out for your rib cage. i went and just let it fly one year not so i couldn't breathe.
i knocked myself on the big yellow slide. it's not advisable. >> the box says 6-16, as in advice for. >> you're four years past it. >> i'm just four years past it. i was, like, whoa, kids, look at this. i could not breathe. >> go get mommy the defibrillator, right? >> so bad. that's so much fun, though. so great for the city. >> that's going to be good. >> just be mindful of that. >> i love it when the streets are shut down, you can ride your bike for days with no worries and you can run, do whatever you want. >> you can take over the city. i love it. >> not everyone is a fan of the heat. no complaints here. >> no complaints here. >> but i think it's been a marvelous summer week. a little humid, but no worries. >> well, the humidity almost did me in one afternoon, i admit it. but it's not that i didn't like it. i like coming that close and then coming back. >> it's good. sweat it out, baby. >> yesterday was perfect, though, was it not? >> yes, it was. >> beautiful.
>> a little bit of that northwest breeze, it was fine in central park much of the afternoon yesterday. it really turned out to be fantastic. this morning we still have a bit of that breeze, temperatures are just in the mid-70s. you know, what a sort of mild night we had. brooklyn into lower manhattan, the sun is coming up and another gorgeous day in front of us. both days of the weekend i think look thumbs up. we're kind of 2-2 on this one. here's what's happening in the park right now, central park, reading 75 degrees, southwest winds at seven miles an hour, pressure is on the rise. right after midnight we had 80 degrees, and so that was our high so far today. we're easily going to surpass that, the heat near 90. so lows last night didn't dip too low, but monticello did make it into the upper 50s. everybody else 60s for higher elevations and then 70s in many of the city locations and then suburbs we're in the upper 60s. so that's where we start right now. we get this day under way with plenty of sunshine. we should warm up real quickly into the 80s. there's one shower on the accu track. it's barely out of our area,
also up towards albany. that's pretty far away. that said, the atmosphere could get a little unstable later this afternoon with a spotty isolated shower. not a big deal, but still showing up here on the futurecast, so worthy of a mention for us. most of the area sees lots of sunshine, a few clouds come and go through the late afternoon, and we set the stage for another great day on sunday. so there's a risk, an isolated risk for a quick-moving shower, but it will come and go just as fast as i'm mentioning it right now. all right. morristown, your temperature profile today, upper 80s. it's going to be another warm one. we hit 89 yesterday, and, really, over the next couple of days it looks like we stay right within that territory of 90 degrees. so it's real august heat as we roll into the new month today. tomorrow, 2-2, upper 80s expected and another great weekend day. breaking down the forecast, we have low humidity again, but still getting to 90, so beware of the heat and how it can affect you. partly cloudy and breezy, 71 tonight. tomorrow we'll see temperatures in the upper 80s as well, likely just shy of 90. here's your accuweather seven-
day forecast, still working on the weekend getaway, so i'll have that for you in the next half hour, if you're planning to go to the catskills, hamptons or jersey shore. monday 90 degrees. we could have some storms that day. it'll be back to the stickies, the humid, muggy weather, and then partly sunny and warm on tuesday, 89. so there is a little stretch there where we're flirting with 90 each day. wednesday some spotty storms and a front coming through 86. but look how that front cools us down. for late next week, accuweather forecasting just low 80s. >> what was the high yesterday? >> so for the second time in a row we missed a heat wave by a single degree. >> thank you for noticing. >> thank you for noticing, thank you for sticking with the official readings. >> i pay attention. i do pay attention. >> i don't think a lot of people are complaining we didn't hit the heat mark as far as the schoolbooks go, the academics, climate history, it was not a heat wave. >> but it felt like it. that doesn't count. >> thanks, amy. >> thanks, amy. straight ahead on eyewitness news on this
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>>reporter: just over 1,000 feet above the rockaways in one of the most critical phases of flight. the pilots of delta 407 had a close call on their final approach to kennedy's runway 13 left >> about a mile back there was a drone flying just under southwest side of this abandoned airport here. >> what altitude would you say that was? >> i'd say about 100 feet below us, just off the right wing. >>reporter: just 100 feet below what had been a routine flight for the md-88 loaded with 154 passengers, many heading home from disney vacations in orlando. and probably had no idea how wild their ride could have become. >> did you by any chance get the color or type? >> no. it was not close enough. >>reporter: air traffic controllers peppered their pilots with questions and warned others of the potential for danger. >> american 64, use caution, previous pilot reported a drone. [ indiscernable ]
>> american 164. thanks. >>reporter: as unmanned recreational drones have become more popular, close calls with professional pilots have been taking off. the faa reports 25 incidents every month. and in the nation's most congested air space, aviation experts say there's already so little room for error in the crowded skies over new york. >> the reason we don't want a drone anywhere close to commercial airliners is because of the possibility of one being ingested in an engine and doing a tremendous amount of damage. >>reporter: fortunately that didn't happen. delta flight four 07 and others behind it all landed safely as controllers called in a police helicopter to find the drone and its owner. >> a report of a drone over by 1,300 feet. >>reporter: the park police had not yet located the drone or its operator who could be charged if investigators deem this to be an ability of recklessness or something more sinister. at kennedy airport, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, josh, thank you.
before we had lasers and now drones. >> birds and also -- you know, birds continue to be a menace, just a goose, so these drones are -- they vary in size, but some of them are quite big. >> it's very scary, it really is. of course this morning we're learning of another drone encounter, this time a jetblue flight from port-au-prince, haiti to jfk. that was two hours before the delta encounter you just heard about. we'll have more on that coming up in the next hour. >> as josh said, maybe something more sinister, we don't know. it's all under investigation >> we hope not. in the meantime two connecticut high school grads are now in trouble with twitter, arrested for impersonating their former teacher. 18 years old nicholas britto and michaela ramos are facing charges after a danbury high school teacher discovered the twitter account using her name and picture to portray her in a defamatory manner. the teens who were seniors at the time of the incident turned themselves in to police earlier this week. well, this morning family
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it is 6:25. >> time for sport with rob powers. >> hey, everybody, i'm rob powers. morning sports update. baseball trading deadline yesterday and the mets trade deadline deal got noticed yesterday by mets fans far and wide, none other than jerry seinfeld was tweeting. is it true there's now a sespetus for the rest of us? as the baseball trade deadline bell was about to ring, the mets yesterday sent two prospects to detroit for
johannssesputus, he'll be here later today. mets three game behind the nationals in the standings, matt harvey pitching pitching well. nine strikeouts. wilmer flores after the excitement of the last few days drives in the first run of the game, the mets have the lead. bottom of the 8th, escobar drives in a run, ties the score, they go to extra innings, 1-1. days ago flores was crying on the field. he thought he was traded. tears of joy in the bottom of the 12th. a walkoff home run. everybody's favorite met, he did it. it's real. 2-1 mets in 12 innings, the biggest and it might just be the best win of the year. man, that was something. no big trade deadline deal for the yankees. they stand pat, but they also stand in first place. last night the road trip continued in chicago after this series, no more games out of the eastern time zone. nathan ebalancedi pitching well and typically gets big run support. mark texiera in the 2nd inning. there it goes. a grand slam. the yanks are up early, but
texiera wasn't done. he hit that one rnlded. in the 4th inning he bats lefty run. 14th time he's homered from both sides of the plate in one game and that's a record. the yankees open in chicago with a big win over the white sox. a another big night for texiera. jets back on the field in training camp yesterday, so was sheldon richardson, arrested earlier this month on resisting charges as well as a number of traffic offenses. news of the arrest came thursday and it didn't come from richardson. he didn't tell anybody with the jets, he didn't tell his parents. everybody left surprised to say the least. >> i shouldn't be in this predicament. gotta do better and i will do better. >> i just hope he gets better and understands as a person. i'm more worryd about the man than i am the player. >> the giants got on the field this morning, jason pierre still not in contact with the team, other than that full steam ahead for the start of big blue, a sign of what they hope is something big. they signed jones, eli manning
in the last year of his contract. not concerned about getting a new one done. >> right now my concern is getting on the practice field for our first practice. i'm excited about that and just kind of let all the business side of it work itself out >> and finally from us, bailey matthews tri athlete. bailey is 8 years old, has cerebral palsy. completed a triathalon recently, swim, bike rhine, 1,300-meter run. also some help along the way, but these last 20 meters, they are all bailey. you want to know what sports is all about? i'm saying it's about this right here. oh, my. [ crowd noise ] >> isn't that something? whatever you got going on this weekend, corea has you -- lawyera has you covered. i'm rob powers. i'll see you back here again next week. >> we love that little boy. >> that little boy, i'm tellin' ya. >> that is an amazing story.
>> all about the will, right? ahead on eyewitness news this saturday morning, a look at today's top stories. >>reporter: traffic troubles after a water main break in brooklyn. i'm marcus solis, details coming up in a live report. >> thank you, marcus. also ahead this morning, we're hearing from the young woman who was crushed by a tree but lived to tell about it. coming up how emergency crews say she cheated death. >> that was a good story. i loved hearing from her yesterday. beautiful blue sky across the area. rating the day here, though, on a scale of 1-10, i think we've had a couple of 10-like days. i'm going to bring this one down to nine, only because there's those isolated chances for a shower. it really is still a 10, but i'm just trying to find a flaw, i guess today. i don't know. 9 is our rating. i know, very pessimistic. i'm grumpy this morning.
aisle welcome back to eyewitness news. is this a great shot or what? looking at central park, central park south and lots of sunshine bathing the fancy buildings >> people are already out and about this morning. >> right? >> we have all three of our fans are here, we have a dog walker, kids out. >> i think it's actually only two fans. >> yeah, i'm over it. >> not at all, just walking by. good morning. we're kidding but not really. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm rob nelson. welcome to eyewitness news sunday morning. thanks for being with us, starting your weekend on a warm note here. >> yes. >> feels good, feels good outside. >> right? good way to welcome in august. hello. >> not as humid as thursday. >> no. it was a big air alert day. it was really not good. >> i've still not seen curly- haired michelle. >> in person. >> i've seen pictures.
only in person. only in person. >> it's extraordinary. you have to stand back a little further. meteorologist amy freeze. you've seen my crazy curls out, my beach hair? >> curly hair michelle only lives on facebook. >> that's it. i've never seen it in person. >> you can get that close, that's why. >> there's a lot going on. i want to rewind the tape to thursday seeing rob sweat it out in the power outage. >> i was up in washington heights, yeah, and they were out for, like, eight hours. i was -- >> you were glistening. >> he lost six pounds. >> it was a sweaty mess. >> from broadcast news, remember that? >> albert brooks. >> albert brooks, he's, like, i lost six pounds. >> oh, man. today feels better, amy. >> let's get going. it's been a hot week, we've had a lot of humidity. yesterday losing the muggies made it a lot more bearable. we were up to 89 exwreas yesterday afternoon and, really, today sort of a repeat of that with one little kink.
75 degrees is what we've got right now from brooklyn to lower manhattan. we can give you the evidence here of a great start to the day. temperatures in the low- to mid- 70s that are in and around the neighborhoods and boroughs. if you live out, we did have upper 50s and low 60s. satellite showing one stray shower here. that might be the case. this one is all the way up near albany, but through the afternoon there could be one renegade stray storm out there in the afternoon. i wouldn't say it's completely storm free. for the most part temperature profiles, skies are looking good through the afternoon. expect the 80s, mid-80s to be here by noon. we'll go for a high of 90 again today. i'll have your accuweather seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. rob. >> all right, amy, thank you very much. and developing right now, major headaches on the roads in brooklyn. last night's water main break still causing some big problems this morning on flatbush avenue. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us live now from prospect heights with details on this. hey, marcus. >>reporter: and, rob, it's a saturday morning, it's early, so it's good news that traffic isn't heavy right now, but it
continues. flatbush avenue major artery here in brooklyn, as you know. now, this is the site of a water main break, and you can see crews still working, but last night this is what it looked like as water began coming up onto the street after that main burst. now, crews have been working throughout the night trying to make the repair. the water has been shut down, the valves closed, but there was concern because there is a lot of infrastructure in the area, and one of the big concerns was the subway. >> one of our concerns was the train lines that run beneath us, we were concerned that there was water damage. we also went down and checked the subway stations and the tunnels down below. mta was on the scene. they also assessed it at their stations and their tunnels, and everything worked out perfectly. >>reporter: so the subways are okay, but many bus routes come through flatbush avenue, and so they are being rerouted. you can see that prospect avenue remains shut down
between prospect street and atlantic avenue. no timetable as to when it might reopen. we're live in prospect heights, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, marcus. secret service officers arrested a woman accused of jumping the fence at the white house. officials say the woman leapt over the fence from a bike rack on the sidewalk about 7:00 last night. an eyewitness posted a picture on instagram of the woman being taken into custody. her name has not been released and the white house briefly was in security lockdown during this incident. the coast guard has called off the desperate search to find two missing teens after combing through more than 50,000 miles of ocean. the two 14-year-old boys disappeared while boating off the florida coast. the teens set off alone on a fishing trip last friday. two days later crews found their capsized boat. but as the official search ends, volunteers remain out there on the water, refusing to give up. >> we think there's an opportunity and we're going to do everything we can to bring
these boys home shortly. >> the coast guard says it would reopen the case and resume searching if they get any new information indicating the boys could still be alive. again, though, the family is continuing their private search for the two. parishioners saying one -- sang one last hymn as a church in manhattan held its final service. the church of the nativity in the east village celebrated mass for the last time last night. members say they're frustrated. they claim the arch diocese in the midst of a massive consolidation did not give them a chance to appeal. >> i don't even -- i don't really understand why they're doing it, you know. i wish i understood more. i don't know if anybody really understands it. i don't know if it's been a clear process. >> it is one of the more than 70 parishes in the arch diocese of new york set to close because of years of dwindling attendance, financial troubles and also a shortage of priests. rob.
a young woman on long island crushed by a tree as she slept is waking up at home this morning. 20-year-old stephanie epstein was released from the hospital yesterday, five days after a massive tree crashed through the roof of her home in great neck. epstein, fighting back tears, as she described those frightening moments and the two hours it took firefighters to remove that tree. >> from the firefighters, to the police officers, to steve, to the doctors, to the paramedics that went out without them i wouldn't be here and i didn't think i was going to make it. >> incredibly lucky. rescuers say the fact epstein was sleeping on her side is the reason she's alive today. >> unbelievable. no broken bones. she's just bruised and she's alive. coming up on eyewitness news this saturday morning, erratic winds start up heavy flames in parts of california, chasing people out of their
homes there. the governor declares a state of emergency as crews work to get the untameable flames contained. also ahead, if you have ever experienced hangry which is being both hungry and angry at the same time, turns out the feeling may have some science to back it up. coming up why the reaction may be totally rational. i don't see a problem. anyway, meteorologist amy freeze returns with the accuweather forecast. that's when we come back on this busy day, huh? yup. our annual clearance event really brings 'em in. i can barely keep up by myself.
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people to flee their homes. just really scary and in some cases people don't know what direction they should turn in, how they can go, you know, and they can't always find out what roads are passible, they can't see, there's no visibility. terrifying >> it's a perfect storm, the drought, the extreme heat. >> the winds. >> it's just -- oh. is there a part of california that has not been burned? it happens every summer, we see those same awful images. >> and it can jump -- the fires can jump over roads. the >> that's what they try to prevent. >> before people lived there, there were fires as well. it's naturally occurring in some cases. lightning could strike and set things on fire, there are irresponsible fires started by cigarettes. >> this one was started by a car crash. >> right? >> and a car crash caught -- a car caught fire and started the fire. anything can light it up when it's that dry. >> around here we're dryer in the atmosphere which is what's making it more comfortable. >> thank you for that. >> temperatures actually were
hotter yesterday than they were thursday. you remember how humid wednesday and thursday it was? >> yes. >> yesterday the temperatures were hotter. >> oppressive. >> so the key here that makes the difference is the -- >> humidity. >> right. >> people say it's not the heat, it's the humidity. >> and i say it's the stupidity. >> people always say that. >> my grandmother use today say that. >> people always say my mom, everyone says it's not the heat, it's the humidity. no one has a copyright on that. >> a penny saved, a penny earned. >> my neighbor used to say it's not the heat. >> look at his face. i love it. >> it's 75 degrees right now. it didn't cool off a whole lot last night. it was mild, and we start the day with a start temperatures, we could hit 90 again today with the low humidity. what a great shot. brooklyn into lower manhattan, i love it. as the sun comes up like this and it starts to shine across the buildings, the blue sky in the back, it looks just like a post card. official numbers from central
park, 75 degrees, humidity is at 57%, southwest winds at seven and pressure is on the rise. the reason it's official is because these are the numbers that go down in the history books for weather climate data. 77 for hawmage and massapequa. temperatures were warmer in the city. even down the shore we had temperatures right around 70 degrees for belmar. toms river 70 for the overnight low. some 50s in monticello and sussex area overnight, but even they are up to 61. so as soon as the sun comes up, everybody starts to get warm. stray shower up by albany, no big deal. that's the closest we can find as far as weather around here. once we hit the afternoon, the heat of the day could transfer a stray storm developing. i don't think it will be a big deal, but it's worthy of a mention. it is showing up on some of our computer models. so we roll through the morning, not a big deal, clouds come and go. there are a few of the spotty stray showers. they just sort of sprinkle across the map, not long lasting, not amounting to much. and i think what it will look like is sun in the distance, a
cloud overhead, a sprinkle comes down and then it's all over so you can basically see the sun and the shower at the same time. that's the kind we might get today. sunday is looking great. sea and sand forecast, whether you're going beaching or boating or just looking at the water, southwest winds 10 to 25, rip current risk is moderate today, so a reminder to swim on a beach where there is a lifeguard present. and the weekend planner from the catskills tot hamptons, even the jersey shore, everything is looking good. here's the isolated shower for saturday at the catskills, higher elevations at risk for that. hamptons look great, mid-80s and jersey shore 87. so what a beach day we have got in front of us. day forecast. take a look. a stretch of near 90 degrees. it takes us all the way to next wednesday when a stronger cold front comes in and that cools us down late in the week, both thursday and friday temperatures are in the low 80s. some spotty storms are also possible mid week. i think monday we could -- if we get humid enough, we could actually have a few soaking storms late monday afternoon, so that will be something to watch. today, this morning is bark in
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getting along. anyway, a recent stud of 21 married couples found as soon as their blood sugar levels lowered the number of arguments >> hangry. i like that. that's good stuff. well, some new technology is providing unique look into the world of first responders. a small camera mounted on a helmet recorded as crews responded to a burning building out in california. it showed the perspective of the firefighter battling flames on the ground and roof. no one was injured in the fire. the crews rescued the family's that house. the video was posted on sam randino's fire department website >> we're seeing things we never saw before >> that go pro changes everything, right? >> changes everything. and then the cameras on the police officers and the firefighters, and, oh, my heavens. >> those folks in california in the middle of all those wildfires we talkd about a minute ago, a brutal, dangerous, awful job. tip my hat.
when we come back, sandy kenyon's weekend review. >> another horrible brutal job. but, first, it's super cat saturday. amy, what's you got? >> well, i'd like to see some cats this morning. the way we take them usually is through social media. as i talk about this cat this morning, i'm reminded that bark in the park is today, 11:00 to 3:00, mainly for dogs, but if you take your cat, i don't think they're going to turn you away. that's over in ridgefield park, new jersey. kelly ford will be over there. they have a great confest. if you look like your pet, you should enter, because there are good prizes too. however, if you want to send in cats to the tv station and get them on eyewitness news, it is amyfreeze7 my twitter handle. you can hashtag super cat saturday. there's also a place on our website, if you go to abc7ny, you can upload your pet
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well, if you think that you've seen it all when it comes to movies, ponder this, an a-list actor clinging to the side of a plane. >> that's tom cruise and that plane is actually flying. entertainment reporter sandy kenyon talked to cruise about the stunlt in the u.s. premier of "mission impossible 5" in times square. >>reporter: good morning. at the age of 53, tom cruise is more determined than ever before to do his own stunts. he doesn't believe in faking action scenes with special effects, and watching his new movie reminded me of an old slogan, he makes money the old- fashioned way, he earns it. the stunt that begins "mission impossible rogue nation" had more than 7 million hits on youtube before the movie even opened.
>> it was terrifying and exilerrating. >>reporter: terrifying because that's tom cruise hanging off the side of a cargo jet for real. >> you spend so much time preparing it, you start going down the wrong way, i was, like, oh, blang, blang, and i'm, like, all right, i didn't have to do it many times. >>reporter: scaring his costars each and every time. >> there was a sense of hushed terror on set that day because it was, like, is tom going to make it to the end of today? we didn't know. >> this is basically what a "mission" film is. you get to throw yourself into the extreme of the extreme and overcome it. >>reporter: rebecca ferguson had to overcome a fear of heights. and when did you know you could do it? >> when we jumped, and i didn't die. >> he's very good at what he does. he's also a fearless guy and a big risk taker, but he won't do it to where his life is ever in any danger, you know, he won't do that. >>reporter: risk and reward were the talk of the red carpet
at the u.s. premier of "rogue nation" in times square where a lucky few fans got some face time with the stars who seemed none the worse for wear. >> this is amazing, right? come on. >> this is fantastic, unless you're try to go drive through times square, then it's terrible for you. >>reporter: jeremy told me his driving was fast enough to actually make tom nervous while they were filming a chase sequence for this film and once when he was behind the wheel he caught cruise hanging on for dear life in the passenger seat. plus he says the brakes weren't working that well at the time. i'm sandy kenyon, channel 7 eyewitness news this weekend. >> i'm going to borrow jimmy kimmel's joke, this is like "mission impossible 5". i'm beginning to think the mission is possible. >> that's funny. >> sorry. coming up in the next hour of eyewitness news saturday mornings, the trouble for commuters is not over just yet after a water main break in brooklyn. this morning a major road still
closed to drivers. we are live there at the scene. and just another thing to worry about, another scare in the air for pilots landing at kennedy airport. we've learned today of two separate sightings of a drone in air space yesterday. details coming up. and will the humidity cooperate and give us a comfortable weekend unlike a few days ago when it was not comfortable?
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and police in brooklyn are investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital. plus this morning we are learning about an additional drone sighting by a pilot landing at kennedy airport. scary stuff. >> certainly is. good morning. taking a live look on this 1st day of august at the hudson river, looking up the river at the george washington bridge. a little hazy out there. but we're just waking up on this saturday morning, beginning of the weekend and halfway through summer kinda. >> don't. don't say that. don't say that. we all know it's coming. >> love it. >> it's august, we have a beautiful fall. >> i just want you to take inventory so you don't waste a moment. >> that's right. i understand that. >> good saturday morning i'm michelle charlesworth. >> if you notice michelle smiling or in an extra good mood today, she starts vacation in just a few hours from now. >> and i'm not hangry. when you're hungry and angry at the same time. >> no. we're good today.
thanks for being with us, everybody, i'm rob nelson. let's toss things over to amy freeze for a look at the forecast. amy, i assume you're not hangry. >> i definitely have that condition from time to time. it means when you get upset because you really want food, so you say things you don't mean, then you have to later retract them. >> just have a skittles, people, and be nice! get the blood sugar up. good morning, you guys. let's see what we can do about the weekend. yesterday was so fantastic and we were just shy of the 90- degree point, low humidity, it felt good. very easy to take. these temperatures they get hot in the afternoon when there's lower humidity. we'll talk about dewpoints as we go through the first half hour this morning. currently we have 76 degrees. there was such a nice little breeze, that northwest breeze really felt good as temperatures got to upper 80s, low 90s yesterday across the area. lows this morning, look at that, monticello is down to 57. temperatures were in the 60s north and west. we had 70s in the city and the surrounding suburbs. out on long island they had 70s overnight.
now we're back seeing these temperatures climb. northwest new jersey already in the upper 60s for hack et ceteratown. good morning diane on facebook. white plains already at 72, 73 for islip and 70s for belmar and wrightstown. a few stray showers upstate. that's as close as we can get to any record around here. good. there could be a cloud coming and going from time to time. even a stray shower is possible, but those will be very limited and isolated. we'll talk about that coming up in the full forecast. here is your planner for today. great shot of brooklyn into manhattan. mid-80s by noon, and a high today of 90 degrees. so much more to come on the hot weather ahead, and when we might return to the muggies in the accuweather seven-day forecast. michelle. >> thank you so much, amy. well, a water main break last night in brooklyn is still causing big problems for drivers this morning. right now an entire stretch of flatbush avenue is closed. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joins us live from prospect heights with the details. good morning, marcus. >>reporter: good morning, michelle. well, prospect -- flatbush avenue here in prospect height
ss dry, but you can see the repair work continues. the hole in the ground there where that water main broke last night, it was just after 8:00 when water started coming up, one of those mains bursting and forced the closure here of flatbush avenue while crews tried to shut down the water, shut down the valves and get the repairs started. they've been working through the night and the concern here initially was what is underground. >> the issue is the location being on flatbush avenue, bus routes, train routes, you know, it's a bustling area. that always creates issues and hopefully they'll have it back sooner rather than later. yet. now, the subways are okay. there was concern about water getting into tunnels. that not really a problem, but bus routes that travel along flatbush avenue, they are being detoured because flatbush avenue remains closed between prospect street and atlantic avenue. and we're live in prospect heights, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news.
>> all right, marcus, thank you very much. also, staying in brooklyn, police are investigating a shooting that has sent three people to the hospital. it happened just before 2:00 a.m. today at the end of parkside court and prospect lefers garden section of brooklyn. police say two men and a woman were taken to kings county hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. no arrests have been made. and new this morning, police are searching for the man who attacked and robbed a man in central park. this is a sketch of the man police say approached a 52-year- old in the rambles section of the park and asked for money on thursday night. when the victim refused, police say the suspect jumped in -- jumped him from behind and put him in a chokehold until he lost consciousness. when the victim woke up about 25 minutes later, his wallet and backpack were gone. federal investigators were looking into two reported drone sightings near planes at jfk. authorities now say a flight from haiti reported a drone as it approached the airport
around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, about later the pilot of a delta flight from orlando saw an unmanned aircraft about 100 feet below its right wing. faa rules ban drones within 400 feet of planes. both flights landed safely and air traffic controllers warned other aircraft in that area. >> use caution, previous aircraft reported the drone [ indiscernable ] >> the reason we don't want a drone anywhere close to commercial airliners is because of the possibility of one being ingested in an engine and doing a tremendous amount of damage. >> nypd choppers searched for the drone's pilot, but did not find anyone just yet. we are following a developing story out of england right now where officials say members of osama bin laden's family have been killed in a plane crash. saudi arabiaian officials say family members of the late al- qaida leader were on a private jet that crashed near an airport in southern england. the names of the victims have not been released, but british
officials say the pilot and all three passengers definitely did not make it. the bin laden family disowned rob. and happening today, secretary of state john kerry heads to the middle east to discuss the nuclear deal with iran with regional leaders. kerry will hold meetings in egypt and qatar to go over details about the agreement which curbs iran's nuclear program, of course, in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions against the country. the state department says talks will also focus on the conflict in syria and the battle against isis militants. also tensions remain high in the mid east after an attack that killed a palestinian child. palestinian officials say an 18- year-old protestor who was shot by israeli troops has died from his injuries. he was among thousands protesting the death of an 18- month-old boy. the toddler was killed when a suspected jewish extremist set
fire to his family's house in the west bank. israeli and palestinian leaders have both condemned the attack. funeral services will be held today in georgia for bobbi kristina brown. monday brown will then be buried at fairview cemetery in westfield, new jersey next to her mother, whitney houston. brown died sunday in hospice care six months after she was found face down in a bathtub in her atlanta-area home. her death is under investigation. a good samaritan who tried to save a swimmer who was in distress ended up needing to be rescued himself. the man jumped in the east river in long island city last night after spotting a teenager struggling in the water. the teen and his friends managed to make it out on their own in the end, but the good samaritan then couldn't get out. that's when a police officer jumped in to rescue him. >> they both had life preservers on, so it's not like they were really sinking or anything like that. so when the other boats came, the other guy just started swimming towards it, and he was
easily just picked up out of the water. >> thank goodness. the men were sent to the hospital to be checked out. they were not seriously hurt. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, if you're looking for something fun to do this morning, well, why not slip and slide over to park avenue. it's the start of a summer tradition in manhattan. and we're taking you out to monmouth park in new jersey. this is a live look right now, a famous horse is getting the star treatment. american pharoeh is expected to run around the track within the next half hour and crowds are just crowding in so see him. he's going to race tomorrow in the haskell invitational. amy freeze returns with the accuweather forecast when we
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>> i would consider doing that zipline. i don't know -- do you have limits on that, like age or height or whatever? >> no. >> nah, just go ahead. >> just have the will and the spirit to do it. >> the inflatable thing at the end, you bang into that. that will be fine. >> the exercise, right in the middle of the city, no cars to worry about. >> seven miles, you know what i mean? the lack of traffic is worth going. >> right? >> just to see clear. yeah. >> well, you know, plans outdoors, whether it is summer streets or you're doing something in and around your neighborhoods, you're headed to the beach, weather really cooperating, and i think it's even better than the week itself was because the humidity has been so low yesterday and again today. look at this, just outside our studios, where is everybody? where are they this morning? i don't know. >> they're at the slip and slide. >> they disappeared during the -- they disappear in the summertime here in manhattan. it's, like, where are the neighbors? i have no idea.
looking live at the skies around the area, you can see the gwb there. beautiful day to do some boating whether you're going to be on the rivers or the beaches. 76 degrees already in central park and there's no reason why we can't get above average today to near 90 degrees. hauppauge 72, and 70 for great neck. temperatures in the 70s down the shore already. we've got mid-60s in the northern higher elevations, so north and west of the city when we started in the 50s, quickly climbing there. here's what you can expect, just a fantastic first week of august. definitely a beach day today. near 90 with low humidity, chance of a stray storm around this afternoon, but these are going to be so isolated, few and far between. you'll see it on the futurecast. it becomes more humid starting on monday, but that's only temporary. it looks like by wednesday and thursday things return to the low humidity. upstate storm, that's all i can get. albany has got a few showers moving through, that's it. everybody else looking good. so we look at this wider view here, you see there's no weather for quite a stretch, a lot of blue skies. however, in the futurecast, it
does show this afternoon some spotty showers showing up. and sometimes when the atmosphere is just a little unstable, we could squeeze out a few rain drops, and i suspect this is what's going to happen here. sometimes it's even a sun shower where the sun is out and you've got a few rain drops at the same time. you're, like, what's going on? it doesn't last that long when it develops. sunday looks like a great day with a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures still near 90 for the second half of the weekend as well. all in all, it's good. we've got august heat around here, lots of sunshine. tomorrow we clear the board, high pressure really dominant, so it's a 2-2 weekend, two days in a row that you get really beautiful conditions. sea and sand forecast, you've got winds going up to 25 miles an hour, two to four-foot waves, water temperature -- i saw a buoy yesterday off sandy hook that was up to 78 degrees. so yesterday we had a little upwelling, so that might have cooled a few of the temperature spots, but a reminder that the rip current risk today is moderate. always check on the beach lifeguards and ask with him whether the rip currents are developing. 80 with a thunderstorm in the catskills possible today.
80s for the hamptons both days and the jersey shore upper 80s through the afternoon. sounds pretty good. hot with 90 this afternoon. tonight we go down into the 70s. it's breezy overnight, very comfortable, a windows open kind of night. tomorrow we're at 88, still very warm, but not the 90- degree mark. i think we'll be a few degrees shy of that. then the humidity is back. storms also possible monday afternoon with the potential of 90 again. 89 on tuesday, partly sunny and warm that day. spotty with thunderstorms on wednesday, 86. then look at that, back to the low 80s and below average for thursday and friday. this is august 1st, so we're approaching the dog days of summer. we did close out, however -- we closed out the month of july 2.4 degrees above the average, so we were above average at night, we were also above average during the day and we close it out at plus 2.4. >> no that we're 0-2, have you given up hope for a heat wave this summer? >> no. but do you remember last week
how you tried to make me commit? and how i left that space? >> you did. >> for reality. >> you did. you would not commit and, look, we didn't have -- yeah. but august typically is the hottest month, so there's still a chance. >> yes. >> still time. >> that's true. >> there we go. thank you, amy. madam president. straight ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, wrestling fans mourning the loss of a legend. i loved this guy growing up. rowdy rawdy piper dies suddenly. we'll tell you how and why when
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some major changes are on the way at an intersection where two teen drivers lost their lives. plans are now under way to install a traffic light in warwick. two orange county students died when a tractor-trailer collided with their driver's ed car earlier this month. the county anticipates bidding and construction of the project to begin in the first half of next year. this morning family and fans are mourning the sudden death of beloved professional wrestler rowdy piper. according to reports, the 61- year-old died from a heart attack. born rodderrick tombs, rowdy was a legend in the ring, that's for sure. his rivalry, in fact, with hull hk hogan sparked the first-ever wrestle-mania decades ago. he was inducted into the wwe hall of fame back in 2005. and more entertainment
news, actress valerie harper is out of the hospital this morning. officials at a maine theater say harper is resting with her family after falling ill wednesday. the 75-year-old who has battled cancer collapsed before a performance last night. the actress wrote a facebook post thanking her fans for all of their support. she said she is doing well and blame the collapse on strong medication she is taking for her health. she survived lung cancer back in 2009, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer back in 2013 and is still on stage. >> yeah, right? >> and is still fighting the good fight. >> i love rhoda. >>, rhoda, rhoda. we wish her well, keep fighting, strong lady >> absolutely. what an inspiration.
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update pt we start with baseball, baseball trading deadline yesterday and the met's trade deadline deal got noticed yesterday by mets fans far and wide, none other than jerry seinfeld was tweeting. is it true there's now a sespatus for the rest of us? as the deadline trade bell was about to ring, the mets sent two prospects to detroit for johannis. the big bat fans wanted. he'll be here today, but the big series with washington started last night. mets three games behind the nationals in the standings. matt harvey pitching and pitching well. nine strikeouts. wilmer flores after the excitement of the last few days drives in the first run of the game, the mets have the lead. to the bottom of the 8th, escobar drives in a run, extra innings, tied 1-1. there were a couple of days ago escobar was trying on the field, he thought he was traded. tears of joy in the bottom of the 12th. a walk scwruf home run, everybody's favorite met. he did it, it's real. 2-1 mets in 12th innings.
the biggest and it might just be the best win of the year. man, that was something. no big trade deadline deal for the yankees. they stand pat, but they also stand in first place. last night the road trip continued in chicago. after this series, no more games out of the eastern time zone. nathan pitching well and typically gets big run support. he did again last night. mark texiera, 2nd inning, bases loaded. there it goes, a grand slam. the yanks are up early. but texiera wasn't done. he hit that one right handed. in the 4th inning he bats lefty and launches a two-run home run. 14th time he's homered from both sides of the plate in one game and that's a the yankees open in chicago with a big win over the white sox. another big night for texiera. jets back on the field at tampa yesterday, so was sheldon richardson, arrested earlier this month on resisting charges as well as a number of traffic offenses. news of the arrest came thursday and it didn't come from richardson. he didn't tell anybody with the jets, he didn't tell his parents. everybody left surprised to say
the least. >> i shouldn't be in this predicament. gotta be better, gotta do better and i will do better. >> i just hope he gets better and ubses as a person. i'm more worried about the man than i am the player. >> the giants got on the field yesterday. jason pierre paul still not in contact with the team, other than that, still steam forward with big blue. they signed james jones. eli manning entering the final year of his contract. not concerned about getting a new one done. >> right now my concern is getting on the practice field for our first practice. i'm excited about that and just kind of let all the business side of it work itself out >> and finally from us, bailey matthews tri-athlete. bailey is 8 years old, has cerebral palsy, completed a triathalon recently, 100-meter swim, 4,000-meter bike ride, 1,300-meter run. oh, sure, he had a little help along the way, but these last 20 meters, they are all bailey. you want to know what sports is all about?
i'm saying it's about this right here. oh, my. [ crowd noise ] >> isn't that something? whatever you got going on this weekend, laura has you covered. i'm rob powers. i'll see you right back here next week. >> that's awesome, after he finishes the race, it's this incrediblably emotional hug between a boy and his father. >> drying for the -- trying for the spirit, right? >> yes, yes. >> wow! giant. love it. much more ahead on eyewitness news this saturday morning, including a look at today's top stories. >>reporter: nearly 12 hours later, a water main break causing problems in brooklyn. coming up. >> thank you, marcus. also ahead, fears are mounting and health officials remain puzzled after a third death is reported in the legionnaire's disease outbreak. and meteorologist amy freeze has the forecast for you when
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oh, yeah. welcome back to eyewitness news early on this saturday morning, august the 1st. a live look right there at monmouth park in new jersey. that's where america's favorite horse, american pharoah is about to run around the tracks. all those die-hard horse fans, they are out there. they are ready for this moment. the horse is going to race tomorrow, of course, in the haskell invitational. crowds piling in just for a glimpse of that celebrity horse. they want to see him. yesterday, in fact, 5,000 people came to see him, and today officials were expecting that number to double. >> oh, man. >> i mean, look, hey, we don't see many, triple crown winners don't happen everyday. they want a glimpse. they're out there bright and early. >> they got their carrots and apples. >> they're ready. after you win a triple crown,
the horse still races after that because you're at the top, top, top. >> where do you go? >> but, hey -- >> i thought they just made babies after that. >> it's the breeding now where the money is. >> cha-ching. >> he likes the sport. loves the sport i guess, right. good morning, everybody. happy saturday, i'm rob nelsonment >> i'm michelle charlesworth. glad to have you with us. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. so pretty and sunny out there. >> so nice. >> gorgeous. >> and i got a really good tweet from a loyal viewer, donna turner -- >> hi, donna. >> just said good morning, i'm tired from my busy week, but when i heard you and michelle's voice, i popped up like toast. have a blessed weekend. thank you, donna. my favorite tweet of the morning. >> that is adorable. bing! >> very good. >> thank you, donna. glad you're watching. aimiest freeze, tell donna something -- amy freeze, tell donna something good to go with the weekend. >> i got something for that toast.
>> a stick of butter on that biscuit. >> i'm sorry, donna. >> here we go. let's get going. we've got 76 degrees right now in central park. it is a mild start to the day. another chance at 90 degrees. with this low humidity, it is very bearable. this is live pictures over the upper west side where we're getting a hazy start, but the temperatures are already pushing the mid- to upper 70s. out on long island, great neck has 78, low 70s mid-island. islip currently at 73. down the shore, what a beach day it's going to be, low 70s. inland new jersey already getting the head start here with temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s. and then we've got sussex at volunteer, monticello 61, poughkeepsie 68. some of those northwest reporting stations started in the 50s. they're already up to the mid- 60s. we have one stray shower up here by albany, but i wanted to show you that's as close as the weather is around here, as far as getting any showerss or disturbances. but later this afternoon there could be a renegade isolated shower. we'll talk about that coming up in the full forecast and the chances for that.
until then, here is your planning forecast. by noon we're already in the mid-80s, so it's going to be a warm afternoon again. just a reminder that we've got the low humidity which makes it more comfortable and bearable, but it's still hot out there. so definitely prepare for a lot of sun and layer up with sunscreen. all right. coming up in just a few minutes i'll have your full forecast. i'll see you then, rob. >> amy, thank you very much. developing this morning in brooklyn, a water main break caused a big mess last night and crews are still working to fix it all. now a section of flatbush avenue is closed to traffic this morning. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis joining us live now from prospect heights with the details. good morning, marcus. >>reporter: good morning, rob. and we do have some updated information for you. the main headline, though, unfortunately is that there is no e.t.a. for this repair to be complete. you can see crews are still working on the hole in the ground there at st. marx avenue and flatbush avenue where this water main broke yesterday. now, this was around 8:15. d.e.p. says it is a 12-inch main that
burst and it sent water up onto flatbush avenue, concern about the flux down below as well. now, there was a delay in getting the repair started because con-edson apparently detected some stray voltage and they had to get that corrected, make sure that the workers were safe down there as they started to work on that -- on fixing that pipe. and as we said, the concern was for all of the subway lines and all of the infrastructure down underground. >> one of our concerns was the train lines that run beneath us, we were concerned that there was water damage. we also went down and checked the subway stations and the tunnels down below. mta was on the scene. they also assessed their stations and their tunnels which everything worked out perfectly. >>reporter: and so the subways are okay, but bus routes being detoured, but the routes that come along flatbush avenue. now, you can see some traffic starting to head southbound. it looks like they are trying to limit the closure and maybe get one lane going in each direction here.
that hasn't happened quite yet. prospect street down to atlantic avenue still affected by this water main break. hour. and we're live in prospect heights, marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. so much. a third person has now died from the outbreak of south bronx. there are a total of 57 confirmed cases. also a third building has tested positive for the bacteria which is spreading through cooling units. new york city health officials say the opera house hotel on east 149th street began santation efforts yesterday. cleanup efforts are also under way at concourse plaza and they are finished at lincoln hospital. the source of the bacteria has yet to be found. the health department will host a thg, though, -- a town hall meeting about the outbreak on monday to address residents' concerns. in other news, aviation analysts in france will try to determine if a wing fragment that washed up on a remote
island was in fact part of that doomed malaysia airlines flight that disappeared more than a year ago. the debris is being transport today a lab where experts will also look for clues about what exactly caused that plane to crash, including any traces possibly of chemicals or even explosives. the boeing 777 carrying 239 people vanished from beijing on its way from kuala lumpur. cases of a suitcase found near the debris are also being examined. volunteers plan to to press on in the search for two missing florida teen fishermen, even though the coast guard has officially called off the search. the two 14-year-old boys disappeared while boating off the florida coast. the teens set off alone on a fishing trip last friday. two days later crews found their capsized boat. the coast guard says it would open the case and resume the search if they get any new information indicating the boys could still be alive. the families of those boys continuing, though, a private search.
the minnesota dentist who killed a protected and beloved lion in zimbabwe could become the first american extradited to that country. state department officials say the u.s. has not extradited anyone to zimbabwe in the last 15 years. the treaty between nations since that has been in effect and zimbabwe is calling for walter palmer to return to the country to face criminal charges for what they are calling an illegal hunt. the u.s. fish and wildlife service says it has been in contact with palmer and is investigating the circumstances of what happened. wildfires ravaging northern california have now turned deadly. officials say the body of a u.s. forest service firefighter was recovered yesterday. he died fighting a fire in the modock national forest on thursday. meanwhile thousands of crews are battling the rapidly-moving fire, another one, in fact. the blaze in lake county has grown now to 1,800 acres in two
days, perhaps 18,000. it has forced hundreds of people from their homes. a woman on long island was crushed by a tree as she slept in her bed is waking up at home this morning. 20-year-old stephanie epstein was released from the hospital yesterday, five days after a massive tree crashed through the roof of her home in great neck. epstein fighting back tears described those frightening moments and it took -- and talking about how it took two hours for firefighters to remove the 2 1/2-ton tree. >> from the firefighters to the police officers, to steve, to the doctors, to the paramedics, without them, i wouldn't be here and i didn't think i was going to make it. >> so scary. rescuers say the fact epstein was sleeping on her side is the reason she is alive today. no broken bones, lots of bruising, but she's here.
wow! let's go now -- coming up -- all right. we have some video, i believe, some breaking news, we believe american pharoah -- i'm going to read the script. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, controversy is flying in one long island neighborhood all because what one man wants to park in his driveway. we'll tell you about that. now we can take a live look at monmouth park in new jersey. >> there we go. >> there we go. we had to do the timing just right. american pharoah is pleasing the crowd. he's going to race tomorrow in the haskell invitational. you know, 5,000 people went out there to see american pharoah today and they're going to have about double that number tomorrow. they're going to have crystal clear weather just as they do right now. isn't that great? oh, how thrilling.
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welcome back. a rare celestial event last night. it only happens one in a -- once in a blue moon. it was the second full moon in july. we asked our viewers to send us pictures and you did not disappoint. it happens only every 2 1/2 years the blue moon. the next blue moon will not occur until january of 2018. send us your view of the blue
moon using hashtag abc7ny. cool, right? >> it's not really blue. >> yeah. i guess kind of disappointing. >> it's more of the rare occurrence of it, once in a blue moon, that came up. but it's not necessarily always blue. it's kind of just a full moon that happens more frequently. >> that's where the phrase was born, though, right, once in a blue moon, from that event? >> i don't know why they thought it was blue. maybe the air was clear and it was blue. it's not blue now. >> things rhyme. people like things that sound cute. >> a dream in my heart. >> like there's a little bit of similar sound there. >> it's not rhyming. >> okay. you know what? so it's hot today, that's great. 90? all right. moving on. the blue moon. it's a tasty beer and a celestial delight. [ singing ] >> yeah. blue eyes anyway. >> if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ratings drop. >> okay. >> please. pop it up like toast for us, sweety. >> let's go.
popping up like toast with butter. >> pop that thing. go ahead, amy. >> 7:42 is the time. 76 degrees is the temperature outside. we're on our way to 90 again with that low humidity feel that we had yesterday. see how i transitioned and it's like just right into weather. looking over the west side now to the gwb, up the hudson, everything looks great. what a day for boating, beaches, barbecuing, whatever you got planned. it really is going to be a nice one. these official readings coming into central park this morning with the light southwest winds. yesterday the winds coming out of the northwest really made it very comfortable. we hit 89 in the afternoon. our normal high is 84 and the record is 100 set back in 1933. sunset tonight at 18:13. expect another beauty, absolutely gorgeous the last couple of 90s. 73 for hauppauge, massapequa 71. down the jersey shore temperatures are already 70 degrees or better. belmar checking in right now at 72. and all those spots up north in the higher elevations and some of the spots that had low 50s,
nearly 70 in poughkeepsie right now. so it won't take long as the sun comes up to get the temperatures going. i'm going to quiz rob later on this, dewpoints right now are in the 60s across the area. now, a dewpoint is a measure of how much moisture is in the atmosphere. so this can actually describe the comfort level for us in the weather when we still have hot days. so a day like 90 plus a 70- degree dewpoint would be oppressive and that's what we had earlier in the week. thursday was an awful day for dewpoints. now we're back into the upper 50s expected today. pleasant. taking even the stickies away from us. it's going to be a really nice one. a shower up in albany. not worried about rain today. won't rule out an isolated shower because it's still showing up on the accuweather futurecast, and here's what i mean by that, just like a spotty shower, greatest chance is north and west before 2:00. and these are few and far between. they don't last long at all, and not a lot of cloudiness associated with them either, so it's kind of like a spritz or a sprinkle coming and going. sunday is looking great, shower free and temperatures near 90 that day as well.
so we break it down with august heat today, and then we go 2-2 in a row with high pressure in control the entire eastern seaboard looks fantastic to end the weekend. by monday we could be back into the storms. sea and sand forecast, waves two to four feet. water temperatures cooled just a degree or two in some spots, 75 is the warmest warmest buoy reading and moderate rip current risk today. the jersey shore, catskills and hamptons looking good. we'll see a shower or storm in the higher elevations today. they'll get to 80 in the catskills, mid-80s for the hamptons, upper 80s for the jersey shore. 90 degrees, that's about six degrees above the average for us. tonight we flip back into the low 70s. it's a cool night with that low humidity. you could almost do the windows open as a breeze will be coming in. sun and clouds, very warm tomorrow, 88. what a way to end the weekend. monday it's hot, could be stormy too by the afternoon, high of 90. we stay near 90 for tuesday. even wednesday is still in the upper 80s with spotty thunderstorms.
that will be a cold front that ushers in cooler air, low 80s for just thursday and friday. so the accuweather seven-day forecast hot until the end of next week. dewpoints today, would you say they are better or worse, rob? >> i think today is better than, let's say, thursday, which was very humid. >> that's right. >> the lower the dewpoint, the more comfortable things tend to be. i saw your graphic. >> michelle. >> i'm impressed, aren't you? it's high pressure. >> that's right. high pressure. back to you. my work is done. >> getting stronger. >> i'm so excited for this lady coming in. andeea she was a pro golfer and is a terrific fitness pro in all realms. she's a great runner, and she'll be coming in and you're going to love some of the exercises -- she's actually on the subway there doing some video she put out. she's going to be here in person. she's going to show you guys a few things. whether you're couch to 5k or you're doing well and you want to hit a p.r., she's going to
have some basic exercises that you can apply to your workout no matter what level you're at. >> i like the guy lounging. are we going to do some of that too? >> that will loosen your shoulders up. >> >> that's coming up at 9:00. before we go to break, let's take a look at today's channel 7 community calendar, featuring this hip-hop remix of the phil collins classic "pseudo." >>reporter: carve your way to drawing on clay cam at westchester's clay arts center. learn to decorate and sceult many forms at this fun family activity. long island's old town guild hosted 67th annual arts and crafts show. enjoy this day filled with music and get taken to a world of creativity. it's animation celebration in
connecticut at mill river mall. relax on the grand steps to the sing-along e ent from the hit movie "frozen." get hooked on jersey valley center. taste award-winning wines while listening to live music. show your moves at beach sessions, dream ring and rockaway beach. joan coreoography and dancer reggie gray. for more of these events and to submit an event to be featured,
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yeah, plane, out of his driveway. harold gerrotski has had his cessna sitting in his driveway in oceanside for about a month now, according to his fedup neighbors. the 69-year-old says he lost his student pilot license for health reasons and did not want to pay $150 a month storage fee. >> i look at is bringing up the status of the block. they have their boats, i got my bird. and, you know, as long as it doesn't interfere with anybody, i can't see why they would make opposition or even tell the town of hempsted to give me a hard time. >> i'm right over here, across the street, and i see a gentleman, you know, with a plane. i don't need him going into my. we have 65 to 85 mile per hour winds. >> he was ticketd this week. he's received a sumons from the town of hempsed and is now facing possible fines. >> wild. well, the smell of barbecue often makes people salivate, but one restaurant's
bbq has neighbors saying enough already. >> yeah. 15 homeowners have filed a nuisance lawsuit claiming terry black's barbecue in austin, texas ignored their concerns. they say the restaurant pollutes the air with wood smoke 15 hours a day. the restaurant owner says he's spent thousands made major improvements. i say i'm getting hangry. >> i love that smell. if they naid wood smoke deodorant, i'd wear it. that's a great smell. >> must double up. >> the wood smell. oh, man, that's a great smell. what's the problem? >> i don't see it as a nuisance >> i don't either >> and hangry is a different story when you're hungry and angry, and they have a baby. amy freeze, super cat saturday. >> what's going on over there? >> good morning. get your paws out, a really cute collection here of cats this morning from our eyewitness news viewers. ivan this morning, this is
patty the pet nanny, but i forgot, it's a long-haired -- i forgot the name of the cat. i'll find out. this is kabooedle, a really sweet cat. >> kit and kabooedle. >> i know, kit and kabooedle from the pet advocate via twitter. please no glamour shots, this morning. this cat made me laugh. i don't know why. something in it the eyes. heather sent this one in. the cat's name is murray, hashtag supercatsaturday. my handle is
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and coming up in just a few minutes, gma's weekend edition. >> let's check in with dan and happy august. >> happy august right back at you, michelle and rob. good morning as well. coming up on gma, we'll be talking the dangerous heat across america this morning, especially in the northwest where triple-digit temperatures are setting records. in california the heat is complicating matters for the more than 8,000 firefighters are who dealing with dealing with two dozen wildfires. this morning. also breaking this morning, that piece of debris believed to be from flight 370 has now arrived in france. now the analysis begins. the question, of course, is could this debris which washed up on a remote island help solve the mystery of the missing malaysia air flight. morning. caught on camera, check out this dad attempt to go run over truck. they say he was angry at the kids because they were fighting with his daughter.
the charges he faces this morning. and finally, the young woman who survived after a 5,000- pound tree crashed right on top of her while she was asleep. it took rescuers more than two hours to get her out as her father looked on in horror. how this happened and how she escaped without serious injury. it's all coming up on gma on a busy saturday morning. back now to you guys. >> no broken bones. unbelievable. >>reporter: incredible. >> thanks. we'll be watching. >>reporter: thanks, guys. all right, dan, 7:57. our top stories, a major street in brooklyn is shut down while workers repair a broken water main. >> eyewitness news reporter marcus solis is live in prospect heights where work crews have been on the scene all night. marcus. >>reporter: rob and michelle, going on 12 hours now here on flatbush avenue, and you can see the repair work continuing as they try and get to that pipe that has been affected at st. marx avenue and flatbush avenue, but the closure extends beyond that. now, last night around 8:15 is when that pipe burst, and it is a 12-inch main they are trying to get at.
the delay in getting that repair started was because of stray voltage detected by con- edson, so they had to wait it. it was feared the water may affect the subway lines and tunnels down below. that has not happened. as we come back live, we can see from prospect street to atlantic avenue remains closed, traffic concerns as the repairs continues. there is still no eta as those marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you so much. federal aviation officials are investigating two close calls between a drone and planes near jfk airport. the first incident happened around 2:30 yesterday afternoon when a flight coming in from haiti reported an unmanned aircraft while approaching the airport. a few hours later at jfk, another pilot saw the drone as he started to land. it is illegal for unmanned recreational drones to get within 400 feet of planes. a police officer in queens came to the rescue of a good samaritan who got in trouble trying to save a teen from drowning.
police say the man jumped into the east river to help a teen who was struggling in the water. the teen made it out okay, but then the rescuer needed some help. that's when the officer jumped in and brought that man to safety. >> good to see that. nice day? >> beautiful day. yesterday was fantastic, we had 89 degrees, today similar. we still got a lot of sunshine out there. we're going to forecast a high of 90, but still the low humidity which makes it bearable. great at the beaches today, fantastic in the city, just about anywhere you're going. so if you're headed down to the street festival, summer streets, it's open all day, park avenue looks good. accuweather seven-day forecast, by tomorrow we're at 88 degrees. monday 90 with some storms around, partly sunny and warm on tuesday with 89. then cooler temperatures by the end of the week. got that fitness professional andea winslow. >> welcome to august. thanks, amy. that's going to do it for us. i'm michelle charlesworth.