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. good morning. it is 6:00 a.m. long-time civil rights hero julia bond has died. we remember a catchion and an ie company -- champion and an icon. a violent crash on the taconic state parkway in westchester county. we'll have the latest on that as well. good morning, everybody. taking a live look at lower manhattan right now.
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lovely on this august 16. good morning. i'm rob nelson. and i'm michelle charlesworth. we just learned an indonesian airliner has lost contract with air traffic control. there are 49 passengers and five crew members on board the twin turbo prop plane. it last contact a little more than half an hour after taking off from the capital. it was over land and within the same province. >> getting erie, these missing planes. we don't know the full story yet. we'll monitor that throughout the morning. another bizarre situation that we will have an eye on for you. with that a quick look at weather with miss freeze. the hot stuff continues. we were steamy yesterday and the sunshine. you had to seek out the shade to stay cool. hot temperatures again today. accu-weather bumping up the high temperatures to close out the weekend. and starting with a real steam bath on monday. temperatures in the middle to upper 90s. it really means we're actually flirting with records here with
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the record being in the upper 90s set back in 1988. sunset just before 8:00. looking at the numbers monticello. everybody else chilly. it is not even a word to describe the comparison between 59 overnight low to the 76 that we had in central park. almost a 20-degree difference there. elevations overnight. so it was sort of muggy and steamy even overnight for us. get off to a blazing start. 87 by noon. 94 the forecast high. so getting very some some areas to the record high temperatures, even hotter tomorrow. i'll have more details on that in the accu-weather forecast in just a few minutes. >> thank you very much. more breaking news, this news closer to our. home country this morning has lost a civil rights icon. julian bond, the champion of the civil rights movement has passed away at the age of 75.
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for decades he was one of the leading activists who pushed for equal rights for african- americans in the united states and really around the world. sky witness news reportser -- eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne has more on bond's life and his amazing legacy. >> reporter: rob, this building here in midtown, julian bond had a special connection w. he was here several years ago -- connection with. he was here several years ago for the ribbon cutting when it was new back in 2010. we have video of that. he was here on the day that was the then the 100th anniversary of the naacp and he was opening 6th avenue. he served as chairman ever the naacp for 11 years. he was the founding president of the law center which happened in the 1970's. the tennessee native was the forefront of the civil rights movement. he served as a professor for various prestigious universities, including harvard
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and the university of pennsylvania. it was the southern law center that is confirming his death this morning saying in a statement that the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. bond died of what is only being described as a brief illness. he passed away last night in florida. he was 75. we're live in midtown, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you so much, kristin. we're also following breaking news overseas again in france. a police officer was shot outside a government security building. investigators say two people attacked the officer while he was doing rounds early this morning at the interior ministry complex grabbing his gun and shooting him. the officer in france is expected to survive. special security forces searched the building but could not find those suspects. police are investigating a crash that killed three people
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on the taconic state park pai in westchester -- parkway in westchester county. this was yesterday afternoon. an suv driving northbound lost control, hit an embankment and went into the air. airborne. crashed into the southbound lanes striking three other cars. three people died in this. their names have not been released. one person is in critical condition. five others are stable at the hospital. a brooklyn family is mourning the loss of a little boy found unresponsive in the waters off of queens beach. >> it left beachgoers extremely shaken. helicopters and first responders swarmed queens beach in rackaway -- rockaway pork. rescue crews were searching for ezekiel gray who somehow slipped away from his family. police say an onduty lifeguard found the little boy
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unresponsive there in the water. >> they were trying hard to revive willing. they were unsuccessful -- revive him. they were unsuccessful. he was lifeless. >> the child was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. a medical examiner will now determine the exact cause of death. the man accused of abducting a teenage girl in tweens is being treated this morning for -- queens is being treated this morning for what they say are self-inthicketted stab wounds -- self-inflicted stab wounds. the girl is fine after her boyfriend kidnapped her. he followed a crying jimenez in a shoe repair shop yesterday morning where he pulled out a knife. [indiscernible] he pushed her inside of the car in the >> he is in custody at the
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hospital this morning as police continue to investigate the burning in the back and -- noticed a fire burning in the
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back and pulled over. the car was destroyed. three lanes of the turnpike were shut down for an hour. more cases this morning in that deadly outbreak of bronx. the number of sick people is at 124, up from 121 on friday. 12 people have now died from bronx. 94 patients were treated and released from hospitals and although more people have been diagnosed, there have been no new cases of legionnaires since august 3. a new report detailing the relationship between telecom giant at&t and the nsa. according to the "new york times," documents provided by edward snowden snow a partnership between the nsa and at&t over the course of a decade. snowden of course is the former c.i.a. systems analyst and whistle blower now charged with espionage. the report says at&t led the
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way in data collection in 2003 forwarding 400 billion metadata records to the nsa. at&t was also involved in a broad range of classified activities, including spying on communications at the u.n. headquarters. >> fascinating to hear about all of that. >> you can probably imagine some fallout from that story. we're learning more and more. coming up on eyewitness news on a sunday morning, the death toll continues to climb after a series of explosions and massive fires have rocked china. we'll have the latest. >> amy freeze will be back with the feel like a kid again with dunkin's new cookie-flavored iced coffees. for a limited time, dd perks members can enjoy any sized iced coffee for $1.99.
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there are still 95 people missing most firefighters after a series of explosions and massive fire in china. we've been telling but this for days now. the death toll has risen to 112 four days after the blast first rocked the city of tianjin. it's believed the explosion started in a warehouse of shipping containers with hazardous materials. crews worked to clear dangerous chemicals in that area. still many missing. a lot of them responders who went there and the massive explosion. >> i was listening to a report on this that they had -- on world news. they were saying there were certain chemicals at the site so when they went and started to treat with water, that triggered-- >> exacerbated it. >> that's terrible.
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>> they had no way of knowing. >> it's heartbreaking to watch that the pictures have been devastating. it turned out to be a beautiful day yesterday, despite the heat. what did you think? was it too hot? i can take it? >> i was good. >> i was good plus. >> you are a true connoisseur. >> i was looking for shells but there was kadima. >> you were not alone in your choice to be outdoors. yesterday on metlife stadium, there's not an inch of space left at metlife stadium from the concertgoers. look how packed it was. i took that picture myself. and i was looking. is there a seat anywhere? no. it was a big concert, the kenny chesney tour. of course i went with kelly
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from nash, my girlfriend. we had a great time, a lot of fun. there are so many people. they stayed all day out there and came out at night for the big show. it was a pretty impressive crowd. the weather was beautiful yesterday if you like the heat and a little bit of humidity, we certainly delivered. lower manhattan, it's a little hazy to start off this morning. i think the headline of hazy, hot and humid is the one that takes us through the next several days. it gets hotter as the days go o. if yesterday didn't do it for you, we add a few degrees today and then monday and tuesday we could have near record heat around here. 66 pow keep city -- poughkeepsie. a quick warm-up today. the heat really builds. it gets even hotter tomorrow. the humidity will make it feel like the triple digits as we head early into the week and possibly record setting heat into tuesday. we have a couple of more days of this. if you were struggling yesterday, really make some
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school. morristown the temperature that's what we're looking for across much of the area as degree mark. we get 94 in the city. high pressure still in control allowing the southwest wind to pump into the area. it will have a tropical feel. on monday 96. that puts us in record territory for hot temperatures. on the futurecast, not a lot of several days. there could be a spot shower monday afternoon. a sprinkle or two at best is all you can get out of that. tuesday looks like a steamy day. again spotty showers off to the north and west. that's due to the daytime instability. the next chance for cooling things off comes late in the week. you'll have to put up with the heat. rich current risk moderate for today. a reminder to check in with the lifeguards on the beach that you choose. it's humid, hot and a stretch that takes us into maybe three or four days. so a heat wave very likely at this point.
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the record for tomorrow 196. that's what we're forecasting set back in 1944. so hot temperatures all the way through. wednesday we break it to 89 but still, that's pretty humid. it's pretty warm. thursday is the cool front that could put our temperatures back to mid- to upper 80s but then we're right back, you guys. friday and saturday of next week at 90 degrees. so it's like august paybacks is what we're doing. first two weeks of the month were like san diego. now we're back to the tropics. but a lot of people loving it, living it up. if you wear the loose fitting clothes and you drink a lot of water and prepare yourself, it's summertime. >> duck into some air conditioning. >> a remix there? >> i delivered it you to and you have to take it from there. >> what time did you get home from your concert? >> i was hope by 10:30.
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>> she left early. >> amy freeze, she does it all. straight ahead on eyewitness news sunday morning, trouble in the air. this is scary stuff.
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presidential candidates mingled with voters at the ohio fair. donald trump arrived by hill cochter -- helicopter yesterday. he promised to unveil more on his immigration policy today. >> you are going to love me in terms of immigration and illegal immigration. we're building a wall.
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it's going to be a wall that is -- nobody is going through my wall. >> trump did not cross paths with democratic candidate hillary clinton who was also at the fair. mrs. clinton toured the fair with former senator from iowa tom harkin. she repeated her statement that no classified information was kempt on her private e-mail server during her time at the state department. she also talked about the fight against isis saying it has to be an iraqi-led mission. >> i am very committed to supporting the efforts within the region to try to take on the threat that they pose to everyone. >> after the fair, hillary clinton flew to martha's vineyard to attend the birthday vernon jordan. bill clinton was already on martha's vineyard playing a round of golf with president obama and vernon jordan before
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the party. both families are friends with the former clinton advisor who is turning 80. president obama is midway through a two-week vacation on the island. rob? >> you have to wonder what they talked about. a terrifying spectacle at the chicago air and water show. two military parachutists were seriously hurt when they collided mid air during a stunt. cell phone video from a spectator shows one of the pair dilute jumpers clipping of a high-rise apartment building before falling to the ground at chicago's upscale lake front district. the other parachutist landed on a beach. one of the men underwent surgery and is still in critical condition. the other broke his leg and is otherwise expected, though, to be okay. also a search is under way right now off the coast of new finland, canada, for a crew member from the queen mary 2 who went overboard. the ocean liner was headed from england to new york and was due to make a stop in halifax on
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monday when the crew member fell overboard yesterday morning. the cruise line says it has turned the ship around to retrace its voyage looking for him but foggy weather so far has hampered that effort. when we come this morning, people on medicaid who might otherwise be struggling to care for themselves won't have to. because homefirst, a product of elderplan, is there... helping them with bathing, dressing and meals so they can remain safely at home.
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"many patients and their doctors unfortunately are not aware of the options available to patients with bone cancer. patients with bone cancer deserve a specialist too. "the advantages of being treated at cancer treatment centers of america is that we have all the specialists under one roof to take care of every aspect of that patients cancer care. we want our patients to survive their cancer but we also want them to maintain independence and quality of life is so important. it's 6:24. >> time for sports. here's anthony johnson. good morning, everybody.
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you could feel the energy circulating at citifield last night, the mets trying to the comeback kids. ramirez starts it off with a big knock in the 1st to give the pirate as 2-0 lead but this had superior defense. the 5th inning, pulling out the inner brooks robinson make the pick down the baseline and throwing to get the out. pittsburgh had a 3-0 lead but in the bottom of the 7th a home run to center. mets have life. three batters later, michael, his first citifield home run, a two-run blast tying the game at 3. check this out, top of the to left center. he tries to stretch it to 3rd but not today, not in my house and cuts down rodriguez. what a throw. and for a second night in a row, the game went to extra mets' way. chris stewart's pinch hit single scores a run and the
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mets go on to lose 5-3. take heart, mets fans. mat harvey is on the mound on sunday. now, the yankees are just one win away from a sweep in toronto. the hitting was timing, the pitching sensational and the yankees are passing the test with flying colors as carlos beltran for a second straight game went deep in the 1st inning, moved to the 6th inning, mark taxeira around the peel to right field. the yankees take a 2-1 lead. the manager called that the biggest game of his career yesterday and he was masterful. here in the bottom of the 7th, a slinging strike and he follows yankees win 4-16789 they're now a -- 4-1. they're now a game and a half up over toronto and
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go for the sweep later today. from the big boys we go to the stars of the future. it's the regional championship of the little league world series. the team from new jersey taking on the boys from maryland. a two-run blast makes the score 9-0. jersey would go on to win 10-0 and advances to the go jersey. go jersey. at the pga championship, australian jason day started yesterday at 8 under, shot a 6 under 66 yesterday. sling shooting him into the lead. catching up with him at the 11th hole, it's a 15-foot eagle for his first lead of the round. he ended the day at 15 under, leading by 2 strokes but looming large, masters and u.s. open champion spieth surged to the second spot on the leader board with six birdies on the
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back nine including this one on 18 ending the day shooting a 65. entering today's final round, there are eight players within six shots of the lead. and that's it in sports. have a great morning, everybody. >> thank you. much more ahead on eyewitness news on a sunday morning including a live look at today's top stories. renowned civil rights activist julian bond has died. we are live in midtown on his life and legacy. >> thank you, kristin. also ahead, police need your help in identifying this woman found lying on the ground on the west side of manhattan. we'll have the details. a.e.p.? >> as the sun comes up this morning, it's going to be another hot day. from brooklyn looking to lower manhattan as the sun comes up, temperatures are already in the upper 70s in some of the boroughs. rating this day on a scale of 1 to 10, it's going to be another hot one but very summer like. going with an 8 today. just how high the temperatures
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welcome back. new york city, you're league good. look -- you're looking good. look at that shot of the sun. a warm sunday ahead of us but nothing wrong with it whatsoever. happy sunday. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. i'm michelle charlesworth. hopefully this weekend is treating you right. >> i was out yesterday walking around. got on a -- got off the suit and tie and put on some shorts. all good. >> get back to your natural state, all of us. >> exactly. >> take it down a notch. amy freeze, did you not disappoint. i do love a yo.
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>> i mean really, it was fantastic yesterday. it was a little hot at times but i like it. i like it. >> that's right. >> like it hot. what can we say. more is coming your way. temperatures today going up a few degrees. monday even hotter. we're in record setting heat here for the next couple of days. and a heat wave does seem very likely so we'll go down in the record books with at least one this summer. 76 degrees right now in central park. all the boroughs in the mid-70s overnight. the muggy field to the atmosphere hopefully wasn't uncomfortable to sleep. you were able to crank up the ac or the fans so you could get a little shut eye. temperatures in itself 70s for long island as well. 71 for massapequa. so much cooler, 20 degrees cooler up near monticello. 59 right now there. 65 for sussex. really had to get out of the city to get temperatures a little cooler. as far as the heat index goes, this is the really story of the feels like temperature. even though we know we're going
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into the 90s, it could feel like mid- to upper 90s by late this afternoon and then by tomorrow morning, mid-day, lunch time, we could be feeling like the low to mid-90s. it won't take long for those temperatures to really peak and the height of the humidity, the feels like temperatures will be in the upper 90s. so closing in almost on the heat index or feels like of near a hundred degrees. very few showers expected. maybe a spot shower late tomorrow north and west of the city. for the most part it's all about sunshine, rising temperatures, a high today of 94 in new york city. much more coming up in the accu- weather sef:-day forecast in just a -- seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. we begin with breaking news. this morning our country has lost a giant, julian bond, a champion of the civil rights movement has died at the age of 75. bond was one of the activists on the front lines who pushed for equal rights in the united states and self rights globally. kristin thorne is live at the naacp's new york office in
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midtown with more on his life and legacy. >> reporter: the southern poverty law center is confirming bond's death saying he died after what they're describing as only a brief illness. he was here for a ribbon cutting of the naacp's new office, at that time it was their new office. julian bond was on the front lines of protests in the 1960's which led to landmark civil rights laws. he was a founder, the founder of the student nonviolent coordinating committee. he served in the georgia state legislature from 1965 to 1986, including the state house and six terms in the senate. he was a renowned professor at harvard, u penn and uva and he also was the chairman for the naacp for 11 years. the naacp saying on twitter this morning that they mourn the passing of chairman julian
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bond, civil rights titan and our brother. may he rest in eternal peace. bond died last night in florida. he leaves behind his wife and five children. we're live in midtown, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you very much. in other news now, vice president joe biden drawing upon the pain of his own recent loss of his son to brain cancer paying tribute yesterday to the five slain service men in chattanooga. >> there's nothing at this moment that can fill that deep black hole, that open wound of losing your son, your husband, your brother, your father. nothing can replace the son as he walked away and turned and smiled at you and lit up your life. >> you can hear it in his voice. at a memorial service in chattanooga, he called last month's rampage the act of a, quote, perverted jihaddist.
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his remarks contrasting with those of investigators who say they have not yet been able to determine if the gunman was indeed radicalized. police want some help identifying a woman who was found injured in manhattan. police take a look at this picture. police say this woman was found lying on the ground on 11th avenue near 43rd street on the west side of manhattan. she was taken to the hospital in stable condition. here's the thing. police say she does not speak or respond to verbal cues. they need help figuring out who she is. police in california say they have killed a man accused in a crime spree that led investigators on a two-week manhunt. a sheriff's spokesman says deputies killed a man filling a description of 34-year-old benjamin peter ashley last night on a road in the mountains of southern california. police say the man was carrying a gun. ashley is accused of holding three men hostage in a remote cabin and then killing another man just two daze later.
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police -- days later. police say injured two s.w.a.t. team members as they searched for him. investigators have yet to officially identify the suspect as the man who was killed last night. the faa says an air traffic control problem that caused a travel nightmare at airports up and down the east coast has finally been resolved. yesterday it was a travel mess. thousands of travelers from here down to the carolinas were grounded because of technical issues at an air traffic control center in virginia. it took more than six hours for the problem to be fixed. travelers' flights were canceled. they had to scramble to other airports only to find those flights canceled as well. were canceled. >> as we board the plane and sat down, we were told by the captain that there were delays and we would possibly deplane. >> he said it was going to be an indefinite delay. they wanted to deboard the plane. it would be at least 90 minutes
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before they even had another update. >> the faa says the snarl was the result of an automation problem. it does not believe it was caused by an accident or bihacing -- or by hacking. dramatic video of people escaping a burning boat in the philippines. the two-story ferry with more than 500 passengers on board caught fire while it was still docked in the town of ormont. passengers jumped into the water and climbed down from the roof deck. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a new jersey man is under arrest accused of trying to attack his family with for ninja style swords. 22-year-old john mamoril, jr. swung two 22-inch swords at family members during a dispute in their home in lodi. others in the house were able to subdue him, get the swords away till police arrived. he is facing aggravated assault and weapons charges. >> bizarre story. >> yes.
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coming up on eyewitness news sunday morning, another bizarre one. police are searching for a man who -- get this. this blows my mind. this man harassed a mother bear and two cubs as they tried to eat, all of it while he was dressed up in a bear costume. dear lord. what? >> what? >> remember james franco in that movie? what? >> amy freeze is doing the what
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is today the same as yesterday? >> basically but a little hotter. >> exactly. let's move on. >> i was going to ask about the chesney concert. >> it was no shoes nation but the dirt comes back to the two of you.
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i met a viewer who said does rob know when he introduces the community calendar remix song, that that's not the song they play? >> people say that on twitter too. i have to say something crazy to introduce it because that's the worst awful music ever. >> i simply replied i don't know if he knows. does he know? >> do you know i don't get the joke? >> thank you. it's best explained-- >> it is good. >> it can be described in a gilbert song. there were several artists on the ticket last night. gilbert, really a cool guy, loved meeting him. >> oh, man, that was tough for you to do that.
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>> very difficult to meet: but i'd like to introduce you to his lovely wife. this is amber. she's a georgia schoolteacher. what a lovely person she was. this was after he was on stage. he came up. metlife. what a packed show. it's been two years since kenny chesney was there at metlife. the last time i went to kenny chesney, michelle was on board and we don't have time to talk about details there. 76 degrees in central park. beautiful southwest wind right now. it's a good start to the day. once we get into the afternoon, you have the full sunshine. it's hot, humid, sticky. perhaps uncomfortable for some. you need to get away? go down to the shore. get to the cooler locations. definitely even in the parks you can find some shade. use a little spritzer and keep yourself cool.
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the record is 96 set back in 1944. and, you know, we're going to be in record territory the next couple of days. we're forecasting 90 for today -- 94 today. the heat continues to build. we have to deal with this till wednesday of next week. the humidity will make the 90s feel like triple digits. we could go down in the history books of getting the string of 90s heading into the second half of august. it doesn't look like it lets up any time soon. here's your temperature profile, going into the low 90s this afternoon. much of inland new jersey going to be hitting the 90s with the heat and humidity. in the borrows we that's what we'll go for as a forecast high. tomorrow 96. that could be the record territory that i'm talking about. if you're making a run down the shore, you're just going to get in local boats here, the hudson, east river, some great tours you can take. waves up to 3 feet down the shore. water temperature 75 and the rip current risk is moderate but enjoy anything you're doing on the water today. lots of safety.
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the record is 96. tomorrow also a record potential for us with temperatures flirting in the mid-90s. is there it is on the accu- weather seven-day forecast. it stays hot. monday and tuesday still steamy with the high humidity. by wednesday maybe shy of the 90-degree mark. it's sunny and hot. still humid on thursday with 86 degrees. 90 on friday. saturday 90 degrees. we get just a break of a couple of days. then we're right back into the 90s as we head into next weekend so making up for the cooler temperatures that we had early in the week. nash 94.7fm was there last night. i was with kelly ford. we've known each other since we worked together in denver. the thing that's so great about her and she's a dj there on nash and talks about the mao sigs is that the musicians -- musicians is that the musicians want to talk to her just as much as she wants to talk to them. they want to catch up on family and friends because sheses' been doing country -- she's been doing country music for so
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long and now in new york. >> they want the radio play. sometimes we're getting out there and we want the story from the person or whatever but they want to catch up. i love watching that unfold. >> that's so cool. >> you even met a few celebrities last night. with you are digging in, rubbing elbows. >> # 2,000 exa -- 82,000 capacity at metlife. >> isn't that incredible? maybe seats behind the stadium weren't -- the stage weren't taken. >> i need your help with this calendar. before we go to break, let's take a look at today's channel 7 community calendar with this remix of your favorite kenny chesney song which happens to be? >> how forever feels. >> new york is going green for the 27th annual eco fest in manhattan. explore and see the many ways
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to conserve energy during this day of eco activities. the network gallery debuts at brooklyn artery at governors island being inspired by two young photographers with a keen eye showcasing their work. let's boogie on the boulevard during sundays. you'll be open to a world of full of amazing music and family fun. experience different cultures, history, diverse merchants, gifted artists and thriving restaurants at the 6th annual wash avenue fair in brooklyn heights. holy rosary church hosts italia. celebrate this day with your loved ones under the sky. family day at the bruce museum in connecticut. feel sitry reptiles a -- sliltery reptiles. to submit an event on the
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welcome back, everybody. a strange story to say the least. out of alaska where authorities are looking for a man who wore a bear cuss tomb and then -- costume and then harassed a real mother bear and her two cubs as they tried to eat. it happened at a river where crowds have been gathering to watch the bear feed her cubs during the salmon run. makes sense. all of a sudden the man shows up getting within a 5 to 10 feet of the cubs and then jumping up and down. so it's not clear exactly what he was trying to accomplish with all this. troopers are trying to track him down. he could be charged with harassing wildlife. i was under the impression we had video of the actual act
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instead of just-- >> no. >> national geographic video of bears. just take our word for it. >> bears by the river? >> right. >> in itself meantime nothing happened to him. but -- in the meantime nothing happened to him. but people who are -- yes. disney world and disneyland are getting ready to take on a galaxy far away. big star wars attractions are coming to florida and california, 14-acre attractions that represent the park's largest land expansion ever. if you've been waiting to get a seat at the cantina or fire up the millennium falcon, this is definitely for you. disney is the parent company of wabc tv. >> i thought we would have the video of that guy with the bear. >> we will try to get on top of that as he returns the costume to party city. >> stay on top of that. channel 7 will investigate that. when we come back, some neighborhood eats, but first, big dog sunday with amy freeze
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who is trying to school me on kenny chesney all morning. >> the education of rob nelson. >> i would love to be doing that all morning. that sounds good. sometimes when it gets so hot, your significant other, you need some space. not so with big dog sound. this is momma and max and they're cuddling up. that's a big smooch, a kiss right there on the cheek. plant one on. a little too hot for that for some people. molly chilling on the recliner taking over i guess in the ac. you know how i feel about pets and their owners in the pictures. i really don't do it but this one is for scale. check out mile low. bigger than -- milo. bigger than peggy. that is a big dog on this sunday. thanks for sending them in.
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we're getting a taste of two different kinds of cuisine. >> the featured restaurant is a little bit french but also a little malaysian as well. it's located at 121 baxter street north of canal street in chinatown. and of course with more here is lauren glassberg. >> i'm malaysian chinese. that is a mix. >> reporter: she grew up cooking chinese and malaysian food. she added french cooking to her repertoire when she met her husband. they opened their first
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restaurant two decades ago. >> it was very simple. how can we eat? there want be two artists and hope to eat. >> reporter: jose peace which means with spice is their second restaurant a bistro on the end of chinatown. >> i will cook a very authentic french food and then i will cook very authentic malaysian food. >> reporter: some customers have a hard time deciding which route to go so? >> i do both. the salad. we have great dressing in french. i also do the malaysian dish that i can get anywhere. this is the best place to get it. >> reporter: you'll see escargot but also malaysian fish stew and sate. she uses a fragrant kind of ginger as well as regular jing areaened purees shallots. the chicken is skewed and broiled but you can make it on your barbecue and dip it in the peanut sauce.
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there are plenty of other creations or works. >> it's new york. it's $8.50. look at it. salmon, whole noodle. >> reporter: from the cuisine to the artwork on the walls, the photographs are by mark. chinatown. it's comfortable. what better place, you know. this is the new york that has -- that's really hard to find. >> reporter: lauren glassberg, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> she finds the best nooks. >> that is good stuff. $8:50 for salmon and all those cold nooldzs. >> and -- noodles. >> and blending the cultures. that's new york. coming up next hour, we are following breaking news overseas. an indonesian airliner disappeared during a short
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flight with dozens of passengers on board. >> today we're also mourning the loss of a key player, an iconic player in fact in our country's fight for civil rights. former naacp president julian bond has passed away at the age of 75. right now police are trying to figure out what caused a deadly chain reaction crash on the taconic state parkway. >> it's going to be another scorcher out there today. just how hot will it get? amy freeze will fill you in
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breaking news this morning, 350e78 peej -- people around the country are mourning the loss of julian bond. three people are dead, six in the hospital after several cars collide on the taconic state parkway. today may be one for the record books. if you don't like the heat, stay inside in front of a fan or air conditioning if you can. temperatures are expected to climb. >> another hot one here. dog days of summer. here we go. good morning, everyone. happy sunday. thanks for spending your morning with us. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to the 7:00 hour of eyewitness news sunday morning. indonesian officials are searching for a plane that lost contact with ground control. >> it happened over land this time in the eastern most province of indonesia. this is an old picture of the
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plane taken at a prior date. there are 49 passengers and five crew members on board the twin turbo prop plane. the plane lost contact a little more than half an hour after taking off as it hit some heavy rain as well as strong winds and fog. it was expected to land just ten minutes later. it's night right now in independent nearby january. officials say -- in indonesia and officials say the search will resume tomorrow morning. >> scary to hear about that. meteorologist amy freeze taking a look at what's going to be a hot day. hot hot it's already 76, right? >> you're right. dog days of summer, of course we all know it relates to astronomy originally. in its familiar term, it's the hot, sweaty, sticky days in august and we certainly have that upon us. yesterday a high of 92 degrees in central park. we're starting off this morning at 76. not a lot of cooling occurring in the city. you really had to be up in the northern locations. for examplement sell low in the
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50s -- for example, month tellly in the 50s. norwalk -- month monticello in the 50s. norwalk in the 50s. we've got dew points that are in the mid-60s to near 70 degrees which makes it uncomfortable, oppressive and definitely a day where you want to find a way to stay cool, whether it's in the ac or finding some place where you can get in the water or near the water, even the shade will help on days like this. 74 -- 94 is our forecast high. going from mid-70s to mid-90s. that's a 20-degree temperature climb during the day. there's also an air quality advisory. i'll talk a little bit about that and how long we put up with this heat coming up in the accu-weather seven-day forecast. >> thank you so much, amy. back to the breaking news. we are mourning the loss of a powerful figure in america's sif rights -- civil rights movement. julian bond has died.
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>> he has long been considered the symbol for the fight for equality in this country. he died saturday night at the amazing legacy. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live in midtown outside the naacp's new york office. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, rob. it was just a few years ago that julian bond was here for a ribbon cutting of what was then the naacp's new office. this is some video we have of that day back in 2010 which was also the 100th anniversary of the naacp. the tennessee native was on the forefront of the civil rights movement. when you think of those non- violent student protests from the 1960's, those were synonymous with julian bond. he was the founding president of the southern poverty law center and the chairman of the naacp for 11 years. he also was a staunch opponent of the vietnam war. so he was very well known for that as well. the southern poverty law center confirmed his death this morning releasing a statement
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saying the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. bond died last night in florida. he died of what the southern poverty law center is only describing as a brief illness. he was 75. we're live in midtown this morning, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> big loss. thank you. more breaking news this morning. this time out of france where a police officer has been shot outside of a government security building. investigators say two people attacked that officer while he was simply doing rounds early this morning at the interior ministry complex grabbing his gun and then shooting him. the officer, though, is expected to survive. special security forces searched the building but could not find the suspects. police are investigating a crash that killed three people on the taconic state parkway in westchester county. four cars were involved in this crash in yorktown around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. police say an suv driving
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northbound lost control, hit an embankment and went airborne. it crashed in the southbound lanes striking three other cars. three people died and their names have not been released. six people are still in the hospital. one of them is in critical condition. a brooklyn family is mourning the loss of a little boy found unresponsive in the waters off a beach in queens. helicopters and first responders swarmed jacob reece beach in rockaway park yesterday afternoon. it was the first indication that most families had that anything was even wrong. rescue crews were searching for 5-year-old ezekiel gray who family. an onduty lifeguard found the little boy unresponsive in the water. >> they were trying hard to revive him. they were unsuccessful. they brought him to the board walk, tried again. he was lifeless. >> the child was taken to the
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hospital where he was pronounced dead. a medical examiner will now determine the cause of death. right now the search continues for 95 people still missing after a series of exemotionals -- explosions continue to rock a port city in china. most of the missing people as we have been telling you firefighters. crews find another survivor yesterday days after the explosion set off a massive fire in tianjin. the manual was found at the core of the blast and was able -- the man was found at the core of the blast and was able to talk to rescuers. crews continue to find bodies yesterday as they worked to clear dangerous chemicals that have been spilling from the scene. right now police are searching for a man who escaped after being taken into police custody in east harlem. 25-year-old austin stevenson was arrested for trespassing early this morning. police say he was handcuffed when he shoved the officer leading him toward the 23rd police precinct knocking the
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officer to the ground and then simply taking off. there is a large police presence in the area searching for stevenson after he was seen heading north toward east 104th and lexington avenue. he was wearing gray pants and a black t-shirt when he got away. we've seen a few incidents like that the last couple of weeks. >> yes. coming up on eyewitness news on a sunday morning, a teenage girl is now safe after police say her ex-boyfriend kidnapped her. now he is in custody at the hospital. we'll explain what happened coming up. >> amy is back with the accu- weather forecast. a potential record setting day
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here in the city. . welcome back. video shows the growing wildfire in central washington state forcing hundreds of people out of their homes. several fires sparked by lightning on friday morning converged together. now burning across 200 acres. an emergency shelter is set up for families from several different nearby communities. out west the fire situation -- we see this every summer to a certain extent. some folks say they have never seen it quite this -- quite this bad and there are firefighters from literally every state in the country being called out west to help battle this. eight scary. >> very scary. >> contained at this point. that's the scary point. they don't have it under control yet. >>it's not just double the fires. it's massively, massively up from where it normally is. it's terrible.
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>> lightning, people setting the fires and then spreading. >> a flick of a cigarette can start a fire that destroys so much. >> cigarette, campfire. they had a car accident that sparked one. doesn't take much when it's that hot and that dry. >> you're exactly right. i know i've been talking about the no shoes nation a lot this morning. >> the kenny chesney concert. >> it was over at metlife. it's like 86,000 seats. >> 82,000 seats. >> 82,000 seats. a few of them behind the stage were not filled. also on the bill last night, this guy. i mean, don't ever forget about the geiseling t-shirts -- the guy selling t-shirts. [indiscernible] and look at him now. his full name coldon rainey. his family name is rainey. he could be a weather man. >> is he a singer?
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>> he's a big hit singer. he says "girling show -- "girl show yourself to me." >> coldon rainey. that's so funny. >> only took about a minute. he is fantastic. what a personality, a performer. i love it. great story. he was on stage before kenny chesney. rob just got it. >> thanks for coming. >> you see what's happening? it was a great show last night. i was a guest of kelly ford from nash 94.7. thanks, kelly. humidity 64%. southwest winds at 5 miles an hour. pressure on the rise. it was hot yesterday. they were tailgating all morning. all afternoon. and all night at metlife stadium. they had to finally force people out of the parking lot late last night. more heat today. it builds over the coming days.
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we're near record territory. the 90s showing up on the thermometer will be feeling like triple digits. feeling like a hundred degrees both today and tomorrow. we could get the record so we'll watch for that. 70 is the dew point. the reason we talk about dew points, it's not just the humidity in the atmosphere. these numbers really reflect the comfort level in the atmosphere today. dew points will be in the mid- 60s to near 70 degrees. that puts us from uncomfortable to oppressive heat. you've got to find a way to the thermometer readings aren't enough to understand when you get so warm like that. it's your body's ability to temperature. if you can't cool down with sweat, you know the dew points are high and the humidity is going to be uncomfortable for 94 today. 96 tomorrow. record heat potential here. very hot. feeling tropical with the air mass. the heat index i think will on monday night. feels like temperatures will be
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in the upper 90s to near triple digits. so i think that's when it's the absolute hottest is late monday afternoon. for the sea and sand forecast today, southwest winds up to 15 miles an hour. waves up to 3 feet. water temperatures reading about 75 degrees in -- in the buoys. check in with the lifeguards and they'll help nail down the safest spots to be. here's your accu-weather seven- day forecast. the other thing that makes this tough is not only do we have 90s during the day but only the mid- to upper 70s overnight. so you never really get a great cooldown here in the city. it starts with sizzling temperatures right from the get go. 96 monday. 93 on tuesday. wednesday still hot but just shy of we'll get a break for two days wednesday and thursday as the front comes through and then friday we're right back in it 90 degrees, steaming hot. >> you know what i call this? i call this a late bloomer summer.
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this feels like -- summer is like coming on strong toward the end of the season. >> i hope it means it lasts longer. >> i'll do it-- >> it slipped in. straight ahead on eyewitness news this sunday morning, a ride in a hot air balloon took a terrifying turn. an accident sent several people to the hospital feel like a kid again with dunkin's new cookie-flavored iced coffees. for a limited time, dd perks members can enjoy any sized iced coffee for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'.
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the faa will investigate after three people were hurt in a hot air balloon accident in pennsylvania. the balloon was deflating when it landed on overhead electrical wires leaving two people with burns. one other person was hurt in all of this. all three are in the hospital this morning. the ntsb will be on the scene this morning after a deadly plane crash that happened in new jersey. the 50-year-old pilot of the cessna 206 aircraft was killed yesterday morning when the plane went down near the west caldwell and fairfield boarder. it happened about half a mile from the essex county airport from which the plane had taken off moments earlier. the pilot was headed to teterboro when he realized something was wrong, tried to circle back. the ntsb is analyzing what is left of the wreckage to determine what caused the crash. also in new jersey, traffic trouble on the turnpike where an suv burst into flames yesterday afternoon. it happened near exit 16w.
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this was in east rutherford. police say the chervegy trailblazer -- chevy trailblazer with four occupants was heading to metlife stadium when the driver notice add fire burning in the back and pulled over to the side. everyone got out safely. the driver detached the trailer the vehicle was pulling so it could not be damaged but the car was absolutely destroyed. three lanes of the turnpike were shut down for an hour. the manual accused of abducting -- man accused of abducting a teenage girl in queens is being treated for self-inflicted stab wounds. 18-year-old michelle jimenez is safe after being dropped off on a street corner hours after police say her ex-boyfriend kidnapped her at knife point. eyewitnesses say 21-year-old jonathan coronel followed a crying jimenez into a shoe repair shop in east helm hearst yesterday morning where he pulled out a knife. [indiscernible] he pushed her in the car in the
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back seat. >> coronel is in custody at the hospital this morning as police continued to investigate this alleged abduction. >> scary.
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(record scratch) you say stand n' stuff tortillas old el paso says... start somewhere fresh welcome back, everybody. it's 7:23. time for all the morning sports headlines. good morning, everybody. you could feel the energy circulating at citifield last night. the mets trying to become baseball's version of the comeback kids. ramirez starts it off with a big knock in the first to give the pirate as 2-0 lead. this had some superior defense.
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take it to the top of the 5th inning. yawn uribe making the pick to the third baseline and throwing to get the out. pitszburg had a 3-0 lead. uribe belt as home one to center. mets have life. three batters later, michael conforto, his first citi field home run, a two-run blast tying the game at 3. top of the 9th, sean rodriguez drives the shore double to left center. he tries to stretch it to third but yoenis says not today, not in my house and cuts down rodriguez. what a throw. for a second night in a row, the game went to extra innings and it did not go the mets' way. chris stewart's pinch hit single score as run and the mets go on to lose 5-3. take heart, mets fans, matt harvey is on the mound on sunday. the yankees are one win away from a sweep in toronto. the hitting was timely, the pitching sensational and they're passing the test with flying colors as carlos beltran
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for a second straight game went deep in the 1st inning, his 12th home run of move to the 6th inning, mark teixeira blasting his 31st of the season as it wraps around the foul pole in right field. the yankees taking a 2-1 lead. the manual of the hour was masahiro tanaka, the manager calling it the biggest game of his career. he was masterful. here in the bottom of the 7th, a swinging strike and he froms with a called strike. yankees win 4-1. the yankees are now a game and a half up over toronto and they go for the sweep later today. from the big boys we go to the stars of the future. it's the regional championship of the little league world series. the team from jackson, new jersey taking on the boys from delmar, maryland. the jersey boys showing no mercy as jake wendell goes deem for a two-run blast -- deep for
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a two-run blast. jersey advances to the regional final today against philadelphia. go jersey. go jersey. at the pga championship, australian jason day started yesterday at 8 under, shot a 6 under 66 yesterday. sling shooting him into the lead. catching up with him at the 11th hole, it's a 15-foot eagle. he ended at 15 under leading by two strokes but looming large, masters and u.s. open champion jordan spieth who surged to the second spot on the leader board with six birdies on the back nine, including this one on 18 ending the day shooting a 65. entering today's final round, there are eight players within six shots of the lead. and that's it in sports. have a great morning, everybody. >> oh, yeah. thank you. much more ahead on eyewitness news on a sunday morning, including a look at today's top stories.
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>> reporter: renowned civil rights activist julian bond has i'm kristin thorne. i'll have more on his life and legacy. >> thank you. we're in for another meteorologist amy freeze is forecast. get ready to crank up the 130 yards now... bill's got a very tough lie here... looks like we have some sort of sea monster in the water hazard here.
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welcome back to eyewitness news. taking a live look at lower manhattan on this sunday morning, august 16. the harbor looking quite nice. people already out in their boats. hanging out, taking in the city. it's an island. i love being out on the water. good morning. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> if i had a boat, i would be on it. going down the highway, seeing
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these people on their boats, a nice life. >> i'm envious. good morning. thanks for being with us. happy sunday. i'm rob nelson. >> good to be with you. meteorologist amy freeze, no bugs on the beach yesterday. >> good for you. >> you were in ocean grove, right? >> i was in ocean grove. >> good, good. the black flies. when you get the west wind going. >> could be bad. >> why do you have to bring up the flies. >> you know, it's not growing to last all day. just a switch of the winds or the winds senting down helps a whole -- settling down helps a whole lot. it's about temperatures and full sunshine and very little wind. all we get is the southwest flow, that does crank our temperatures up but also drags in the humidity. we begin with 76 in the boroughs. on the island 71 for massapequa. great neck 78 degrees. down the shore temperatures are at 70 for belmar, 66 for toms river. last night the cool spot was in monticello upper 50s.
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it will be a quick climb for everybody. not just the temperatures but the dew points coming up. there is an air quality action alert. whether it gets hot like this -- stagnant and hot like this, the air can trap pollutants. potentially record breaking heat for monday and tuesday. we'll talk about those numbers ands the forecast high for -- and the forecast high for today. 94, that's just a couple of degrees off the record for this afternoon. so much more coming up in the accu-weather seven-day forecast. i'll see you then, rock. >> amy, thank you very much. some breaking news to report this morning and really a big profound loss for our country. civil rights activist julian bond has passed away at the age of 75. he has long been considered a symbol for the fight for equality in this country. decades of work. he leaves behind a powerful legacy. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at the naacp's new york office in
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midtown with more on his life. kristin? >> reporter: rob, the southern poverty law center announced bond's death this morning saying he died of what they are calling, quote, a brief illness. it was back in 2010 that bond was here at the naacp's office for the ribbon cutting. it was their new office back then in 2010. julian bond was at the forefront of the civil rights movie. he was on the front lines of protests in 1960's which led to landmark civil rights laws. he was the founder of the student none violent coordinating committee. he served as a state representative for georgia from 1965 to 19 1986, including six terms in the georgia senate -- to 1986, including six terms in the georgia senate. he was the chairman of the naacp for 11 years. the naacp discussing bond's death on twitter this morning saying the naacp mourns the passing of chairman julian
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bond, sif rights titan and our -- civil rights titan and our brother. may he rest in eternal peace. bond died last night in florida. he leaves behind his wife and five children. we're live in midtown, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. vice president joe biden drew upon the recent loss of his son to brain cancer as he paid tribute yesterday to the five service men who were gunned down in chattanooga. >> there's nothing at this moment that can fill that deep, black hole, that open wound of losing your son, your husband, your brother, your father. nothing can replace the son who as he walked away, turned and life. >> heartfelt. at a memorial service that happened in chattanooga. he also called last month's rampage the act of a perverted his remarks contrasted with those of investigators who say they have not yet been able to
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determine whether or not the gunman was radicalized. at least 40 people died after being trapped in the hull of a boat that was traveling across the mediterranean sea north of libya. the victims were killed by fuel fumes. there were more than 300 migrants on board at the time hoping to reach europe and to be granted asylum. officials in italy say the death toll may rise during their investigation. a staten island firefighter shot in the line of duty is back home this morning. dozens of new york's bravest cheered as lieutenant james hayes left the richmond medical center yesterday afternoon. the 31-year-old veteran ever the fdny was shot by garland in his apartment. police fatally shot:after he opened fire on first responders -- shot him after he opened fire on first responders. police want your help identifying a woman found injured in manhattan. picture.
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police say this woman is part of a mystery. she was found lying on the ground on 11th avenue near 43rd street on the west side. she was taken to the hospital. she's in stable condition. police say she does not speak or respond to verbal cues. the faa says an air traffic control problem that caused a travel nightmare at airports up and down the east coast has now been resolved. yesterday, though, it was a travel nightmare. thousands of travelers from here down to the carolinas were grounded because of technical issues at an air traffic control center in virginia. it took more than six hours in fact for the problem to get fixed much to the frustration of countless travels. -- travelers. >> as we boarded the plane and sat down, we were told by the captain that there were delays and possibly we would deplane. >> he said there would be an indefinite delay. they wanted to deboard the plane.
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it would be at least 90 minutes before they had another update. >> snarl was the result of an automation problem that they do not believe was caused by an accident or even worse by hacking. >> some woman on the news couldn't get to her family reunion because she was stuck in an airport all day. a real mess. coming up next on eyewitness news sunday morning, a little boy with a big heart. he is helping a young girl fight cancer just by going forward. meteorologist amy freeze returns with your accu-weather forecast.
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hot times summer in the city. it is warm out there, freeze. >> you know you love it. >> i do. i love it. >> glistening face, all of us. >> 92 yesterday. 92 degrees. hotter today. even hotter on monday. >> our day off. >> not mine. if you've ever wanted a sawn
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gnaw, -- sauna, mother nature in manhattan, you can get sauna. in fact, we're going to be really flirting with record coming days. it's this heat that we read on the thermometer combined with the humidity that makes it uncomfortable. also an air quality action alert day. what that means is the air quality is not the best so the pollutants become trapped right at the surface making it unhealthy to of course breathe parts of the day. so you want to be careful. the air quality action alert goes from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. if you want to do some exercising early this morning, get the dogs out, whatever you have planned outdoors as far as strenuous exercise, get that done early. 64% humidity. the heat index in the boroughs feeling like the upper 70s and 80 degrees already. our reminder the heat index is a comneighbors of what's on the
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thermometer plus the humidity. feeling like 71 already in white plains. 68 degrees in poughkeepsie. the headlines go like this. heat building today. gets even hotter tomorrow. the humidity will make these 90s feel like the triple digits right through monday afternoon. and we're looking at possibly record-setting heat right through tuesday. and our temperatures don't get below 85 degrees for a daytime high at all in the seven-day stretch. we have hot weather right through next weekend. accu track showing we're storm free. the eastern seaboard completely sunny. beautiful. high pressure in control keeping all storms away. we chose morristown for the temperature profile to show you what will be happening in inland new jersey. low 90s expected between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. it will be hot across the board. whether you're heading down the shore, the higher elevations, every place is going to be steamy today. so finding those microclimates to stay cool in, whether it's in the said, near the water, right -- the shade, near the
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water, right next to the shoreline or spritzers in your own backyard. we'll have record heat by monday afternoon. check on those who are vulnerable to the heat and your neighbors. make sure the pets are taken care of. still time to make a weekend getaway to the hamptons, in the mid-80s. as far as the heat index we peak with the feels like temperature in the middle to upper 90s by late tomorrow afternoon into the early evening. so i think that's when we're at the hottest. sea and sand forecast, southwest winds 5 to 15 miles an hour. 2 to 3 foot waves. water temperature up to 75. the rip current risk is at a moderate level today. 94 degrees but the record is 96. we're pretty close to that. that was set back in 1944. tonight we cool off a little bit to the mid-70s but it still feels muggy overnight and we start the day tomorrow sticky throughout the day. just like a steam bapght it's
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so warm -- bath it's so warm. accu-weather seven-day forecast, it's the 90s right through tuesday. wednesday we're below the 90- degree mark. thursday we could get a front coming in here. we're right back in the 90s both friday and saturday. so this is a stretch of very hot weather. above average for this time of year. when we start to get into the record territory, we know it's unusual. we get -- when we get a long stretch like this, it's -- i would say it makes things uncomfortable but also get on your nerves. once it becomes several days in a row, the city starts to smell a little bit. your air conditioning bill goes up. you start to get bugged and okay, ready for the snow. >> no, no, no, stop, stop, stop the madness. ready for the snow? >> the four-letter s word? i don't think so. >> no one is saying that. >> i'm looking up the misting kit you can get for $25 and hook it up to your outdoor fan
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so you have the water mist. >> they're big in vegas. it makes a huge differ. i like that. >> my hair just goes -- anyway, all g. thank you, -- all good. thank you, amy. >> this is the country music version of the community calendar. >> the music that will not play. >> because i don't know any of his songs, i defer to amy on this one. this calendar is featuring a remix of amy's -- one of amy's favorite kenny songs which is? >> i'm going to go with a theme here at wabc, the fish bowl. >> the fish bowl. >> hit it. new york is going green for the 27th annual eco fest in manhattan. explore and see the many ways to conserve energy during this day of eco activities. the network gallery debuts at brooklyn artery on governors island. be inspired by two young
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photographers with a keen eye showcasing their work. let's boogie on the boulevard during summer sundays at the bronx museum of the arts. you'll be open to a world full of amazing music and family fun. experience different cultures, history, diverse merchants, gifted artists and thriving restaurants at the sixth annual wash avenue rock street fair in brooklyn's prospect hiepts. holy rosary church hosted italia. celebrate this day with loved ones under the summer sky. family day at the bruce museum in connecticut. feel slithery reptiles and learn about their importance to the rain forest. for more information about these events or to submit an event on the ca
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in brooklyn in 1907, four courageous ladies saw the despair of the poor, old, and sick and founded what would become mjhs. today mjhs provides quality home care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, and advanced hospice and palliative care for adults and children, but the values of the brooklyn ladies still guide us. mjhs. caring every minute, every day.
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an 11-year-old boy in pennsylvania is learning he really can make a difference in the world. >> all he has to do is go for a run. ryan isn't just exercising. he's raising money to help a 6- year-old girl who is battling a rare form of cancer. her name is isabella o'brien and she's the younger sister of one of ryan's friends. he told his mom he wanted to help her the only way he knew how. >> i was really good at running so i just wanted to run for isabel la. i thought i would raise -- isabella. i thought i would raise money. it's difficult to deal with cancer. i know if my sister had t i know somebody else would do it for her. >> isabella's family says her condition is improving after months of chemotherapy but there are still expenses. ryan has already raised hundreds of dollars and he says he intends to raise $10,000 within the next month. >> to have that big of a heart at that young age, wow.
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the parents are doing something >> exactly. i know, right? think back to the job you used to have as a young kid during the summer. make you worked behind the counter at an ice cream shop. >> or movie theater picking up popcorn. >> or cleaning toilets. >> we all start somewhere. one enterprising high schooler if our area had a more ambitious goal. lauren glassberg has the scoop. >> i do think there's a i really do. >> reporter: he's in the business of jill lat toe -- gelato. >> i had an amazing cup of gelato. i've got to learn how to make this. >> reporter: he did last summer from an old italian gelato maker. now he's opened this story on the lower east side. >> we make every single base. >> reporter: there's no industrial mixer here because harrison is on a budget. >> over 685. >> reporter: you see, he's still in high school. >> i never thought i would be
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using math to make gelato. >> reporter: he's using money he made as a child acting in commercials to fund this business. >> i made a point to come here. i really wanted to support young entrepreneurs but more than that, i wanted to have some good gel lat toe. it's delicious. >> reporter: there are eight flavors every day playing off the word which means octopus in italian. harrison certainly knows how to sell. after all, the 17-year-old is a drama student at laguardia high school who also happens to love food. >> i love this. i love drama, too, but this is really what really burns for me. i have like the gelato bug i guess you could say. >> reporter: but it is only a pop-up, set to close august 30. >> it's sad. >> reporter: but then again he's got a senior year ahead of him and a summer he won't soon forget. >> it's not the money. the fact that people are really liking it. it gets me like really excited. >> reporter: lauren glassberg, channel 7 eyewitness news.
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>> he has to go back to high school. amazing. >> go to gelato shop by august 30. >> it's a pop-up. it's closing because he has to go back to finish high school. harrison employs seven of his friends from laguardia high school. it's about 10% of the drama department. he's not ruling out extending the lease or opening a gelato shop when he goes to college. why not? >> that's awesome. knowing how to run a business, that's fantastic. >> the dry erase. >> and the calculator. good luck. he's going places. it is of course big dog sunday. >> woof. let's go out to amy. >> get your paws up. look at this dog. by the way, only 18 pongtses old -- 18 months old and already 175 pounds. yeah. that's a big dog. that is a big dog. thank you, nancy, for with us your puppy.
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what a cutie pie momma and max. a little love. maybe too close to get for some people when it gets this hot but not those to. molly chilling in the ac. me and buster brown. thank you so much for sending in your pet pics. if you hashtag them bigdogsunday, they're easy to find. you can upload your pet pics at
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so, i needed to deposit a check. i was about to head to the bank, but out of nowhere it just started to rain. like really rain. [clap of thunder] i did not want to go out. [clap of thunder] but then i was like duh, just use your phone. mobile-deposit-techno-thingy to the rescue. i'm rayna. and i bank human at td bank. . we are following breaking
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news this morning. the world mourns the loss of civil rights icon julian bond. >> eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at the naacp office in midtown manhattan. kristin? >> reporter: rob and michelle, bond helped found the southern poverty law center and it's that group that is confirming his death this morning saying he died at what they are describing as, quote, a brief illness. it was back in 2010 that bond was in midtown at the naacp's office for what was then a ribbon cutting for their new office. jowlian bond -- julian bond was at the center of the nonviolent student protests back in the 1960's. he also was a chairman of the naacp for 11 years. social media right now exploding with people remembering bond and what he has done for their lives. in fact, a sweet that we just saw posted by cornell brooks, the. of the naacp says that he, his
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life and legacy of julian bond is an example yet speak to the present and future of the naacp and the nation. bond died last night in florida. he leaves behind his wife and five children. we're live in midtown this morning, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you, kristin. we're also following breaking news in indonesia where officials have suspended until tomorrow morning. this is a picture now of the date. the twin turbo prop plane was carrying 54 people when it lost contact with ground control. it happened a little more than a half-hour after taking off in province. officials say there was heavy rain and strong wind and also fog in the area at the time. six people remain in the hospital this morning after a deadly crash on the taconic county. critical condition.
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four cars were involved in this crash in yorktown around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. an suv driving northbound lost control, hit an embankment and went air bornlg -- airborne. it crashed in oncoming traffic in southbound lanes striking three other cars. three people died in this. their names have not been released. new this morning, police are investigating a deadly stabbing in washington heights. a woman was found with multiple stab wounds on west 162nd street around 3:00 a.m. police say the man they believe stabbed her was standing nearby. the victim was taken to the hospital. that's where she died. the 30-year-old suspect is being evaluated right now at columbia presbyterian. also in manhattan, police are searching for this man after they he escaped from police custody early this morning. 25-year-old austin stevenson was arrested for trespassing in east harlem. he was handcuffed when he shoved the officer knocking him to the ground and then taking off. he was wearing gray pangtses
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and a -- pants and a black t- shirt when he ran off. with that, a final look at the forecast. cranking up the ac yet again. >> pace yourself. i mean, we had 92 yesterday. today 94 is the forecast high. 96 on monday. so it's just climbing each day. you might be one of the 80,000 no shoes nation waking up this morning after a day spent not just the country music concert last night at metlife for kenny chesney but all day long they were there. and they were out like football fans. >> let me say this. they say when the weather as you well know, the weather is hot, you should for the drink alcohol so i assume the concertgoers followed that religiously. >> i saw a lot of lemon made. >> just a lot of sunny delite in the parking lot. >> exactly. they made it into the show last night. i can say that for them. whatever your plans are, whether they're outdoors or
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chilling on the boat somewhere, finding some ac, diving into the movie theater, you're going to need to find a place because it's steamy. already 76. feeling muggy out there. the feels like temperatures by the way could be in the triple digits by late tomorrow afternoon. you're looking at the east river. it looks real calm. this is the haze and almost stuffiness that hovers at the surface. a lot of that is pollutants when you get very hot weather like this so there's an air quality alert. it goes till 11:00 p.m. tonight. that means to limit your outdoor activities. there's the accu-weather seven- day forecast. 96 on monday. 39 on tuesday. still -- 93 on tuesday. still sizzling. sunny and hot on wednesday. two days during the week below 90 degrees and then right back at it with friday and saturday with hot, humid temperatures. >> summertime. this is it. >> i put a lot of pictures up on facebook. >> i'm going to check them out. >> thanks, amy.

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