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>> yeah, with such a muggy air mass in place guys, it's pretty easy for the atmosphere to produce some thunderstorm asks that's what we have going on right now well north of new york city. and into the mid hudson valley. we had a severe thunderstorm warning for central parts of dutchess county. that's been canceled and we also do have a flood warning in effect for orange county here. central parts o orange county. upstate. that's in effect until 5:45 p.m. due to rainfall that you already had there. there was a cell that just sat over central orange county for about an hour to two hours and that caused about two inches of rainfall. in that period of time. the biggest storms right now, which caused initially that severe thunderstorm warning could be issued over central dutchess county though. not too far from u.s. 44 though. up close and personal with this storm here. it's not too far from nether woods just north of please valley just south of clinton. a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning with that certainly some heavy downpours and could even be some small hail. the other big story of course, temperatures. today getting up to 90. marking our fourth consecutive
day of 09 plus got up to -- 09 plus got up to 91 in newark and temperatures tailed off a little bit in and around new york city and especially around coastal areas with a wind off the water and also north of the city with a couple of showers and thunderstorms providing a little bit of relief but 93 right now in morristown and 90 sussex. still very warm if not downright hot just here's the high resolution futurecast and to the evening and any thunderstorm activity should tend to weaken as we lose that daytime heating. so the heat wave is going to be winding down. but if anything, the humidity will actually be on its way up over the next several days. and eventually that will lead to some more widespread thunderstorm activity. we'll have much more on that coming up in your full accuweather forecast a little bit later in the half hour. liz david back over to you. thanks lot. now to the developing story involving rosie o'donnell. the actress comedienne says her 17-year-old daughter chelsea o'donnell has gone missing. chelsea was last seen in the rockland county victimmage of south nyack a week ago and the
family has not heard from her since. eyewitness news reporter shirleen allicot in south nyack with the latest on this investigation. shirleen nors. >> this is not a missing person case but police say they are treating this as a runaway situation. >> reporter: they have been looking for 17-year-old chelsea o'donnell since it was first reported this past sunday august 16th. but she actually went missing a week ago on august 11th. chelsea was with her 6-month- old therapy dog named bear when she left the family's south nyack home and according to her mother rosie o'donnell who has been very active on twitter, pleading for her daughter's return, she stopped taking her medication and as we've learned. she does have a history of mental illness. we spoke with sergeant daniel wilson and here's what he had to say. >> at this point we don't think she is in any danger, we are following up on certain leads we have which at this point are still developing and i don't have anything solid or concrete
to pass along the you at this time but we are working with the family to bring chelsea home safe and as soon as possible. >> reporter: now, row zoo o'donnell's spokesperson issued a statement and here's what she said. chelsea like millions of people lives with mental illness. it has been a difficult road for chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe. of course police say they do not believe chelsea leaf life in -- chelsea's life is in danger. for now shirleen allicot, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you shirleen. this story gaining a lot of attention online and as soon as we get any new information, we will bring it to you on air and at abcny7. liz? well, the nypd today searching for a man who raped a woman in brooklyn. even knocking out two of her teeth. this was the man police say is behind the attack that happened in bed sty. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is in bed sty this afternoon with the very latest. >> reporter: liz, the basement stairwell where the rape took
place is right behind med and boarded up within the last hour. you can see where the nypd has established a perimeter around the scene. but this is such a secluded area, people who live in this neighborhood say there's no way this person is a stranger to this neighborhood. they had to have known about this location. >> obviously, he knew what the space was. so he has to be somebody that knows the area. he brought her from put knapp avenue to there. it's a pocket in bed sty. >> reporter: behind these shrubs and the rear of a vacant apartment building. where police say a 52-year-old woman lost two teeth as she tried to fight off her rapist. >> i'm an older woman. i'm 62 years old and i'm out here and i'm scared. i am afraid. >> reporter: this is surveillance video of the man police are looking for. sources tell eyewitness news the woman went out for a pack of cigarettes around 3:00 a.m. monday. police say she encountered the suspect near the intersection of bedford and putnam avenues. and with a gun, he forced the woman to leave with him taking her to the basement stairwell
at classen avenue and leopards place and then raped her. >> they had a crime scene van there all day yesterday for like 5:30 6:00 and they've been here since 9:00 2349 morning. >> reporter: the suspect is seen in the video walking along the place between putnam and jefferson avenues and tuesday afternoon nypd detectives once again spanned the neighborhood. in search of other security cameras that might have gotten a shot of the suspect. >> my mother lives here, she's 91 years old. she comes out to do her little garbage and stuff at night and things like that. what? what am i supposed the look for -- to look for too? i have to watch my mother closely now. >> reporter: now the nypd says during the assault, that the suspect stuck his hand rammed it down the victim's throat. that's how shallots the two teeth but before -- she lost the two teeth but before that she screamed a few things, i'll tell you what she says on eyewitness news at 5:00. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. new details in the investigation into the death of
the elderly woman on long island. thement in this case -- suspect in this case is the victim's daughter. nassau county police arrested 56-year-old suzan grossman kerner and charged her with murdering heroon mother. officers -- her own mother. officers found 79-year-old irma kerner bleeding from her neck inside a home in ocean side yesterday. investigator suzan attacked her mother after an target. >> at 12:48. her daughter arrived at her home and an argument ensued over the daughter's ongoing medical conditions. the daughter enraged, ultimately stabbed her mother to death. >> a kitchen knife was recovered at the scene and is being tested to see if it is the murder weapon. grossman kerner is being held without bail. frightening ride today for passengers on board a new jersey transit bus. after it yum -7d the curb and then smashed into cars parked in an auto dealership. the bus was heading down route 1 in jersey city when it happened this morning and seven
people on the bus were hurt. none of the injuries considered life-threatening or serious. witnesses say the bus swerved off the road when another vehicle cut in front of it. >> we thought running -- like came out from the bus. a lot of smoke come out. >> loud, very loud. like five cars. you got five cars destroyed all completely destroyed. >> well, the cars may have been destroyed but thankfully no one at the dealership was injured. new york city now the first city in the country with a law regulating cooling towers to prevent the spread of legionnaire's disease. building owners now have 30 days to register their cooling towers and those towers have to be inspected and cleaned every three months. cooling towers were believed to be the source of the outbreak that killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 others, mayor de blasio is not willing to take any chances with the health of new yorkers. >> this legislation is all about finding and eliminating the legionella bacteria before it turns into another outbreak.
and building owners who fail to comply will face harsh penalties. >> those harsh penalties for the first violation the fine is $2,000. the next is $5,000. and that doubles to $10,000 if someone suffers serious injury. building owners could also face criminal charges. well, encouraging news today for supporters of a new rail tunnel under the hudson river. governor christie and the two u.s. senators today tackled the issue with secretary of transportation. they want to secure major grants for the $14 billion gateway project. today's meeting follows weeks of frustrating commutes for new jersey transit train riders. they experienced several delays mostly blamed on the deteriorating conditions of of the existing hudson river funnel. governor cuomo also said he fully supports a new tunnel. and after the meeting, about the hudson river tunnels, bob menendez officially announced his opposition to the iran nuclear deal.
>> let's remind ourselves of the stated purpose of our negotiations with iran. simply put, it was to dismantle all or significant parts of iran's illicit nuclear infrastructure to ensure that it would not have nuclear weapons capability at any time. not shrink its infrastructure. >> menendez is opposed because rain violated -- iran violated various resolutions and he joins new york senator chuck schumer in rejecting the deal. overseas there's new and dramatic video of yesterday's deadly explosion in thailand. the blast and the heart of bangkok killed 20 people and injured more than 100. meanwhile, an intense manhunt underway right now for a man seen in a yellow shirt immediately before the bombing. the man sat on a bench and left behind a backpack. al police spokesperson told the associated press that quote -- the man is not a suspect, he is the bomber. earlier today, another pipe bomb blew up at a pier in
bangkok but no one was hurt. back here in our area, stocks on wall street retreating today amid economic concerns here as well as abroad. shares for wal-mart fell today after the retail giant cut its earnings forecast for the year. investors were also discouraged by renewed concerns over the strength of china's economy. there's a live look right now at the big board. the dow fell more than 33 points to end the day. dmv lines can be long but more than four hours? come only. what's going on? find out why some connecticut offices are experiencing extra delays today. so bad, that the governor weighed in. >> plus, illegal dispute from basketball phenom michael jordan. how a coupon landed him in court and what the former
bulls' star had to it is will:13 right now. time to take a look at the ride home on this tuesday. and we take you to the long island expressway. this is at lakeville road. and a little congestion but it is moving and that's good news through nassau county. at the hudson river crossings, over there, the lincoln tunnel is 20 minutes on the inbound and outbound side. the outbound holland is also looking at 20 minutes. and reminder, you can expect delays on four subway lines as you head out this afternoon. the e., the f., the m. and r. lines will have fewer trains until 8:00 tonight. the disruptions will last for the next three weeks. well, from the basketball court to the court of law, chicago bulls' great michael jordan testified today in an infringement case. a chicago area grocery store chain used his image without permission in a magazine ad and
coupon back in 2009. jordan testified that his image is precious to him and that he has the right to determine when and where it is used. jordan's lawyer says each use of his name is worth $10 million. the jury will ultimately determine the fair market value. well, rescuers in indonesia have finally reached the site where a plane crashed into a mountain on sunday killing all 54 people on board. the plane's black boxes were recovered today. authorities are hoping that they will reveal what brought the plane down. the airline flight slammed into a rugged mountainside at 8500 feet amid bad weather. all of the victims' bodies have been recovered. well, the federal government is pulling out all the stops in the fight against relentless wildfires out west. in addition to the 30,000 firefighters on the ground, military is now hand. video from on board a washington national guard
helicopter as it fills up with a massive bucket of water, meanwhile 200 army soldiers are now mobilizing to support the wildfires on sunday. want to return to the top story this hot weather and as we mentioned. people are trying to cope in this fourth straight day of temperatures above 90 degrees. eyewitness news reporter stacey sager live in forest hills looking at how people are trying to stay cool. stacey? >> reporter: well, hi dave. we're out here on austin street in forest hills where my photographer is telling me this little breeze is making things very -- more comfortable. i'm going to use my strategy and find whatever sliver of shade i can get into because this sun has been beating down out here on this sidewalk all day long. pedestrians we caught up with throughout the day today, they told us they feel fried already. they say it's actually not the heat, it's the humidity. that's making this feel like torture. especially so many days in a row and they they zaire not sure -- say they're not sure how much more they can take.
>> it's not healthy really. it's just -- debilitates or saps all your energy. >> hopefully it wednesdays right away blaze gosh ends right away because i can't take it for some reason. >> enjoy the heat. listen a week if now -- from now, say we have three, four cold days, where's the summer? so cold. they forget, people forget very quickly. >> reporter: okay. he was like the only guy that didn't mind the heat today. all i can say is this heat is especially rough on the elderly and also very, very young children. we're going to have a lot more on that coming up in another live report at 6:00. for now we are live in forest hills, i'm stacey sager, channel 7 eyewitness news. well, stacey not much shade out there. >> i know looking forwhatever shade and she couldn't find it. i did an informal questionnaire, a little poll i did on twitter account. and it kind of -- was even between who prefer ld cold or heat. actually i couldn't tell you i think the cold is winning out right now. >> that people prefer the cold? >> cold to the heat. of course if i asked that question in the winter, i got a feel it's going to flip a little bit.
>> it's really the humidity out there. it's -- it's tough. >> it's like -- it's like pea soup out mere right now. i mean the humidity is going to be if anything increasing during the next several days as the heat wave ends, so temperatures might end up feeling just as hot into the day tomorrow. and thursday. even though they're going to be near normal for this time of the year with the humidity feeling like it's close to 90 degrees. it is close to # 0 degrees just -- 90 degrees just ordinary air temperature right now. we head up and look over toward central park and temperature in the park officially 87. the wind from the south around 3 miles per hour. normal high this time of year around 83. 94 was the record back in 2002. so unlike yesterday, we did not tie a record high for today. check out the rainfall. yeah, that happened around 6:00 this morning. and about an hour's time period. we got a pretty heavy downpour in and around the city. sun setting at 7:51 and this type of air mass you just can never rule out a shower or a
thunderstorm to develop. they can develop anywhere. they're very small but the one this morning happened to happen over millions of people. so we heard about it. any thunderstorm over the next few days can contain some downpours again that heat wave ending but the humidity will be hanging on. now the storms should stay very spotty through the day on thursday. so tomorrow and thursday, it doesn't look like we have any widespread activity but things will change late thursday night into the day on friday. there'll be a front nearby and the front will actually stall out right along the coast. and that could actually mean some more widespread heavier downpours. 89 your temperature right now in newark. 90 at teterboro airport. your 82 down the shore at belmar a little bit of natural air-conditioning off the atlantic ocean and also on the island at islip and montauk and some rain cooled air in the hudson valley. the dew points measuring the amount of moisture in the atmosphere between uncomfortable and oppressive and i think just squarely within the oppressive category for tomorrow into thursday. we still to have a -- do have a
flash in effect for -- flash flood warning in effect for south central orange county until 5:45. that's from rainfall what happened earlier. -- that happened earlier. still ongoing ponding and flooding in the area that will be expiring soon i'm assuming. also some other showers right now developing near i-84 not too far from newburg. that's what brought your temperature down to 81 and we had a severe thunderstorm warning for this cell in central dutchess county. that's since weakened from a ordinary old summertime downpour. it's right near clinton heading towards stanford. not moving much so that can create some localized flooding as well. the main access of moisture is still off to the west right now a little bit. that will move to the east during the next several days. that's why the humidity increases and eventually that will system there, you see over the upper midwest, which is very strong for this time of the year, will move in our direction for thursday night into friday. it might even affect our weather over the weekend unfortunately. here's your accuweather forecast for tomorrow. not as hot but every bit if not even more humid. the high getting up to about 84.
sun giving way to clouds on thursday. could be some late day thunderstorms west of the city. a better shot at more widespread activity thursday night into friday. accuweather forecast for tonight. a thunderstorm and a few spots early this evening especial little well north of new york city. -- especially well north of the new york city. down to about 85 and remaining very muggy out there. not as hot still very humid tomorrow though. clouds and sun 84 maybe a stray afternoon storm. partly cloudy muggy tomorrow night. we're down to about 74. and with the prospect of these storms coming up during each of the next several afternoons you're going to want to search abc 7 ny in the app store or google play for the accutrack weather alert app. check the radar at your location. guess what? we have activity in the tropic there's a storm or depression in the atlantic ocean that threatens to become a hurricane in the next new days, we'll talk about that in the next half hour along with the accuweather seven day forecast. >> fairly quiet this summer though so far. >> they have been very, very quiet. this would actually only be the d. storm. dennis if it does develop into a named system.
so yeah by this time we usually have many more storms. el nino actually affecting that. >> all right. much more about it when we talk to you in the next half hour. thanks jeff. still to come, an art heist worth millions. how a pawnshop helped solve part of the mystery and why the missing pieces could still take decades to find. >> and for the first time ever, two women have completed the army's punishing rangers' school.
what this move for the well, a historic first for women in the military. for the first time ever, two female soldiers will graduate from the army's ranger school. a grueling two month course. the move drawing much attention as the pentagon sorts out what combat holes it will a-- roles it will allow women to take onment abc has the details from marci gonzalez. >> reporter: for the first time ever, two women can proudly call themselves army rangers. >> it's history. you know, we're -- we're always evolving. the army is -- number one in making history. >> reporter: earning their place in the elite ranks, completing the same grueling combat training course as the men being tested right alongside them. >> the standards are exactly the same for both male and female rangers' students. >> reporter: they started the notoriously tough ranger tests back in april. along with 17 other women.
the candidates all pushed to their physical and mental limits. tackling obstacle courses, scaling mountains, crossing rivers with fully loaded packs all while tired and hungry. the 62 day course so challenging, only 40% of male students pass each year. >> they have to show grit and determination and put one foot in front of the each other day. >> reporter: the breakthrough for the two women who have not been identified comes at a time when each branch of the military is assessing how to integrate women into roles that have historically been reserved for only men and while the first female ragers will graduate friday and forever wear the prestigious ranger tab on the uniforms, for now, they are still not allowed to serve as rangers. >> and the secretary of defense has until early next year to decide whether that will change. marci gonzalez, channel 7 eyewitness news. well, this new information today in an elaborate cross
country art theft. six wyeth paints were stolen in maine in 2013. four of the paintings later surfaced at a pawnshop in beverly hills. today we learned that three people responsible for the theft were caught but two of the paintings are still missing. >> it could be -- they could house, they could be in somebody's basement in the you know? the longer they're out there on their -- under difficult conditions, they could deteriorate. >> will, also today the announcement of a reward for those missing paintings. anyone who can help find them could get up to $20,000. here's a crazy concept. starbucks has announced that this year its pumpkin spice latte will contain wait for it real pumpkins. it's in response to customer request and also take out the caramel coloring, no word yet on when customers will be able to start ordering the revamped drink. pumpkin in pumpkin drink. this could catch on. >> i'm curious about how
they're going to do it. >> you worried? you don't want to ruin the taste. >> kind of curious. >> all right. >> like pumpkin in it. anyway. >> i'll take it. did you just get a letter from ez pass? well, better shake hour it's the real deal -- make sure it's the real deal. a warning today that a scam that falsely says you owe them money. >> also ahead, talk about long day at the dmv. lines in connecticut so bad that the governor had to weigh in. we're going to explain what is behind it all. >> and a real tiger stuck in a stairwell. how did it get there and better question [excited yelling] ah, yes! you can't stop it! aww...your mom liked my post. you're friends with my mother? whoa. another episode? definitely. we all use it differently. so why should we get it all the same way? call time warner cable to get the internet speed you need. are you guys texting each other? whether it's 3 megs or 300 megs. yeah. for the right price. from $14.99 everyday low price internet, to 300 meg ultra-fast internet,
gone through a toll booth or a toll plaza. and your transponder didn't work. and a parenting fail. a dad wasn't thinking as he tries to snag a baseball. wait until you see how this all ends. >> and our top story this half hour, connecticut governor dan malloy asking people today to avoid the dmv. >> yeah, while most people expect to wait in line at the dmv, today some people waited more than four hours. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis posting this picture on the long lines on his twitter page and joining us now from norwalk with the story. marcus? >> reporter: well, dave and liz, the doors to the dmv closed at 4:00. but inside, there's still dozens of people close to 100 people. they were here at 4:00 when it closed so they will -- the office will stay open until the transactions are completed. now officials had predicted long lines today. but this might have exceeded their worst fears and agonizingly slow process that's playing out statewide.
now the reason for all of this connecticut's dmv branches partially shut down last week in order to upgrade their computer systems. ironically the more services available online, things that could spare drivers a the dmv but there are certain things can only be done in person. and so today on the first day back, people came in droves and had to wait. we spoke with some people who spent six, seven hours here. registering vehicles seems to be the slowest transaction. the one that caused monumental delays and frustration. >> i got here, i was 791. there were 195 registrations ahead of me. most of which could not happen. so i don't know what more can be said. but this is a fiasco. >> reporter: well, the governor and the dmv commissioner advising people to try and stay away for a couple many of the deadlines have been extended until october. we'll have more on that coming up in another live report at 6:00. for now we're live in norwalk,
marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. also in connecticut, first for answers after a couple suddenly disappeared. jeffrey and jean it maven were last spotted shortly after moving into a rental home in easton, connecticut about three weeks ago. a pickup truck the couple owns was later found vandalized and police however don't suspect foul play. court documents reveal that they owe more than $2 million on a house that was -- went into foreclosure back in 2007. a company they also own reportedly owes $140,000 in overdue power bills. >> family is very concerned. the longer this goes, we become concerned. >> well, phone message at the couple's waste disposal business said that the pickups may be delayed due a family emergency. well, a headstone found outside a new jersey transit bus garage no longer a mystery. here's a look at that headstone of 8-year-old max fuerrera.
max was a rottweiler, the dog reportedly belonged to a former newark resident who passed away in 2005. it's still not clear how the headstone though ended up at the garage. well, a legal complication in the minimum wage fight for fast food workers in new york. franchise owners have filed objections to a proposed law to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. the increase was approved by the state wage board last month. restaurant owners claim the increase will force them to raise workers with automated service stations. a town hall meeting will be held in mount vernon tonight to discuss the death of ray feta turner. two days after being arrested for shoplifting she died in a holding cell. clergy and community leaders will attend tonight's forum. a cause of death hasn't been determined yet. the attorney general's office is investigating the case. well, authorities in new jersey are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of solving a 6-
year-old cold case murder. 33-year-old jean ole millton who was a teacher at red bank middle school was found beaten to death in her apartment back in 2009. the monmouth county prosecutor's office says it has developed new leads in the case and investigators are closing in on is suspect. it's someone -- a suspect. it's hoped someone will come forward with a key piece of information. former star plaxico burress hoping to reach a plea deal in his tax evasion case. boraces' attorney says he expects a deal but wouldn't say whether it can keep the 38-year- old out of jail. burress pleaded not guilty to willful failure to pay state tax and issuing electronic funds transfer. prosecutors offered a deal requiring him to serve a year in jail and pay $54,000 in restitution. well, an entire flight crew in norway was arrested and charged with trying to fly drunk. police say they received a tip that the crew had been drinking before their flight to greece earlier this month and investigators later found out
that they drank two bottles of whiskey, copilot had a blood alcohol level of 1.35. that's more than seven times the legal limit. the copilot was sentenced to six months in jail. two flight attendants were also convicted, the pilot has not yet entered a plea. and get ready for another royal visit this fall. britain's prince harry will head across the pond and visit washington, d.c. at the end of october to promote the games, that's a sporting event for wounded or ill service personnel that will be held in orlando next year. the palace says harry is also planning a trip to south africa in november to promote charity and conservation projects. well, under the category what can go wrong? when you use a tiger for a photo shoot? this big cat was on the roof of a car factory in the motor city for a photo shoot and wanting a break from the heat the tiger headed downstairs and just would not leave. two of the men from the -- photo shoot tried scaring him out of the hiding spot first with a tarp and then with a
weed whacker, that's a brave man. and as you can imagine, a 660- pound tiger doesn't scare easily. now the world got a glimpse of this ridiculous strategy on social media and the police were called in. >> some man posted a video of them trying to -- get an angry tiger out of the plant. >> this feels like the dumbest thing we've ever done. >> yeah. not only was it dumb, the shoot was secretive. the owner of the building says he had no idea that it would include a tiger. a bobcat. and wolves. >> bad joke. a weed whacker a tiger and bobcat and wolf. >> they walk into a base. >> right exactly. >> nobody comes out. they came out but still stupid. well, buy the time your child is 2, apparently there are already telltale signs that they will be successful in school. coming up on eyewitness news first at 4:00, what parents can do to help their children succeed. >> and a big surprise for a police officer who thought he
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vocabularies had better behavior and did better in math and reading in kindergarten. children apparently also paid more attention in class. well, parents take note. a new report reveals violent video games can lead to aggressive behavior. the report comes from american psychological association task force. however, while the study found an increase in aggression from the participants, the apa says there really isn't enough research yet into whether l games actually lead to criminal violence. an officer thought he would believe handing out a speeding ticket during a traffic stop in seattle. instead, he ended up helping with a very special delivery. officer anthony reynolds saw the car blowing through a red light at 3:35 in the morning. he pulled the driver over. but the driver hopped out and shouted that his wife was in labor. the officer called for ran ambulance but the baby did not want to wait. so he and two other officers at the scene had to help deliver her.
>> i'm ready to get it out! the baby's head is out! >> she's not breathth breathing. -- breathing. >> come on baby. >> there you go. [ crying ] there you go. >> so those officers were so calm. there you go. there you go. the paramedics arrived a short time later, the grateful dead overcome with -- dad overcome with emotion and hugged everyone who helped deliver his baby girl. mom and baby were taken to the hospital and both are doing just fine. >> oh. i can't tell any more stories after that -- that story. i'm still in shock by it all. thank goodness everyone's fine. amazing. well the heat leading to a big scare for a man in wisconsin. but thanks to a u.p.s. driver he got help before it was too late. donald heinzen decided to do gardening house the home when he -- outside the home when he tripped and fell. he tried to get up but struggled with his old age. minutes later he heard a door slam and he yelled for help and realized it was the u.p.s. driver. >> immediately picked him up and car ridded him into the --
carried him into the house, i feel bad that i wasn't there sooner. i mean i wish i could have been there right after he fell down. >> he's doing much better, he says after he had about six glasses of water, he was just fine. and ready to get back out to the garden. just you know that's one of those reminders of the medical alerts can be very helpful when you have a senior that's gardening. it is the moment that has social media buzzing today. and a dad nearly tumbles over the railing trying to grab a baseball at a game. all with his little girl you can see in his hand. >> and a police officer's simple act of kindness makes some of my competitors plan to reduce the use of antibiotics over the next few years. but what are you having for dinner tonight? try perdue simply smart and harvestland . two trusted perdue brands of chicken raised with no antibiotics ever.
okay, check this out. this is the ultimate battle between predator and prey. that is a great white shark and a seal. marine biologist shot the video off the coast of cape cod. the shark was chasing the seal. the video shows both animals he saw launched up into the air. remarkably, the seal really nimble able to avoid the shark's razor sharp teeth. scientists say it was able to make its way back to the beach safely. >> i like how you tried to turn that into like a happy ending you know because you know what? eventually it's not going to be good for the seal. can we be holings? >> that one got away. >> i will say -- i was near the cape last week. and there was -- there were a ton of stories there because they had another incident with a seal did not get away. >> right.
>> they had to clear the beach. >> not the beach. >> not the beach. exactly. >> so you know. >> a lot of -- >> animal life that's the world it turns. >> exactly. talking about the world turning right? >> we have a lot of people after we mentioned the tropics. the earlier forecast. say shh don't jinx it. >> i know now we have tropical storm danny. just developed. >> oh really? >> really? >> sorry. literally in the past few minutes and danny -- >> danny. okay. you meant to say danny. >> i meant to say danny before. i was going to try to just kind of glide over that. but -- >> apparently we did jinx you. >> you caught me. >> yes we have tropical storm danny right now way out in the atlantic ocean. the good news is we can put it on the backburner for now because even five days from now, it will still be hundreds of miles east of the lesser antilles. that's how slowly it's going to be moving off to the west but probably will strengthen into a hurricane by that time. here's your current look outside. over towards it will empire state building and sunny skies here in the city # 7 degrees that -- 87-degrees and that wind from the south around 3
miles per hour. very, very muggy out there. so even though temperatures on long island are in the low 80s. it's still feeling pretty nasty out there with that humidity. 83 right now west hampton and 82 at islip but that wind coming in from the south though, again you get a little bit of natch air-conditioning off the -- natural air- conditioning off the coolers waters of the atlantic ocean. well into the 90s away from the ocean influence but down closer to the shore in new jersey belmar 82 and 84 at toms river. we have been watching a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. the problem is if you happen to fall under one of these you can get pretty heavy downpours, orange and dutchess counties earlier. now there's another one starting to real fire over eastern -- refire over eastern dutchess. but ulster county. cloud-to-ground lightning with these, not too far from olive and kingston. heading up towards saw girlty's during the next few minutes right up the hudson river. we zoom out a little bit and there are a couple of scattered showers over sullivan county as well.
you can see over the eastern part of the country right now big plume of moisture kind of riding up the eastern seaboard. so as that plume of moisture gets closer to us, the humidity if anything will actually increase. there's a system out here that we don't really have to watch for tropical development but it will affect what happens later on in the week. this storm out by bermuda circulating around will cause this front to stall once it gets to the east coast. and that could mean some heavier downpours in here thursday night and especially into the day on friday. here is tropical storm danny right now. this is way out in the atlantic ocean. i mean this just emerged off the coast of africa a couple of days ago. winds around 40 miles per hour. expected to intensify to a category 2 hurricane by the time it gets here on sunday. you can see the islands. they're still out here. so this -- we had a long way to go and we have a lot of time to watch that system develop. lows tonight in the meantime getting down to about 75 in the park. it's not as hot tomorrow. but still every bit as humid. with a high in the mid 80s. there could be a tomorrow in a
few spots early this evening and then we clear out later on tonight. accuweather seven day forecast, again not as hot but very muggy tomorrow 84. storms mainly come in thursday night and last into friday. those could contain some heavier downpours and with the front nearby over the weekend, we cannot guarantee dry weather for saturday and sunday. won't be a washout but there could be a shower or thunderstorm around and it stays muggy i think into early next week as that front just never clears the year. if it -- area. if it did a nice drier cooler air mass would have moved in but that's not the case anymore unfortunately. >> all right. thanks jeff. all right. david? >> look at how disappointed liz gets. >> you know trying to squeeze the last few moments of summer. >> step it up jeff come on. on this tuesday, an actress comedienne and now fashion designer melissa mccarthy trending for taking on the term "plus size." not a fan of it. she said i think if you're going to make women's clothing, make women's clothing, designers that put everyone in categories are overcomplicating
something that should be easy. the comment boiling on social media feeds with people debating the use of the term plus size. also trending the recently split couple ben affleck and jennifer garner taking their children to disney world together. "people" magazine reports park goers say they looked tense and uncomfortable. the family going to be coming together despite cheating rumors to celebrate ben's 43rd birthday. meanwhile, "dancing with the stars" judge julianne hough announced on instagram that she just got engaged to hockey player laich of the washington capitals. look at that grip she's got on him. she loves him. the two have been dating since 2013. well, some dads don't always make the best decision when trying to snag a baseball at a stadium. case in point, this dad. let me set it up. when albert pujols hit a home run into the stands, one man thought he could just snatch up the ball without letting go of his daughter. >> no, no, are you kidding? >> okay okay.
>> well -- liz anything you want to say to that guy? >> you know? put the kid down. put the kid down first. >> that's great advice. well, also in l. a., a flip side. officers demonstrating how to be a good role model. a mom desperate to have her son looking good for his first day at school flagged down a police officer to help him tie her son's tie. the result viral. for all the right reasons. how sharp does he look and thanks to the officer. >> i got the say the cop -- to say the cop who's got his arm around him looks so proud. isn't that sweet. >> so great. come here and help him with the tie. finally in virginia groomsmen perform an epic version of "uptown funk" and you have to tip your hat to them for all the hard work. check it out. >> you think the bride's impressed? >> oh myogens. look at that. >> i have to say the groom is a professional dancer.
>> oh okay. >> oh. >> well -- >> everyone's going oh. not so impressed anymore. >> buried the lead. >> check out the trend online. abcny7 and send us your trend ideas using the hashtag hetrend. it's still tough. >> look all the other guys who participated in it too. >> train all those people. >> coordinated. >> coordinated. >> rescued that one for me liz. thank you. all right. still a good dance, still to come a scam targeting e-zpass users, what you need to know so you don't get ripped off. >> e-zpass opt is going to take 25 minutes at the inbound
lincoln tunnel and 20 minutes 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.
out this afternoon about some fake e-mails that could cost you money. >> yeah, they appear to be alerts from easy pass telling people that they have to go to a website to pay outstanding bills but the letters, they are bogus. abc's david curley has the story. >> reporter: millions of american to keep moving on the highway use a toll road transponder like easy pass, a simple way to cut the commute but a new warning this morning, if you use one of these, you might be at risk from scammers. >> they don't care who the victim is. they will go after an auto club and its members or anyone who uses the easy pass. >> reporter: john town softened works -- town -- townsend works for the aaa. >> if you use an easy pass you would probably think you've gone through a toll booth or a toll plaza and your transponder didn't work. >> reporter: the e-mail looks official claiming you didn't pay that toll but when you
click on the attachment to pay, it's a ruse to get access to your commuter and -- computer and information. they throw a very wide net hoping to catch a couple of vulnerable users. >> this is absolutely a classic phish and what they make on are sheer natureser numbers -- sheer numbers because they are sending that spam e-mail to literally millions of people. >> reporter: what can you do? remember anything asking for personal information is usually a spam e-mail, and take a closer look at the sender's e- mail address, it may say easy pass but if you hover over it, the sender's real e-mail address will be revealed and it might not look like anything from the toll authority. one other piece of advice, if you think it's a real e-mail, call the toll authority and ask them. if you owe -- ask them if you owe them any money. david curley, abc news, virginia. still more news ahead,
including the mayor weighing in on a controversial new attraction in times square. eyewitness news at 5:00 begins right now. >> this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with diana williams and sade baderinwa and lee goldberg with the exclusive accuweather forecast, now eyewitness news at 5:00. rosie o'donnell's daughter missing right now, last seen week ago in rockland county. the comedian and television star reaching out tonight hoping her fans can help her find her child. and first it was costume characters, now topless women are taking over timeless -- times square. it's not illegal. what can the city do to make them cover up? and good evening. at 5:00 i'm diana williams. >> and i'm sade baderinwa. we are also tracking the heat and some strong storms. day 4 of this heatwave making it uncomfortable and dangerous for people working outside in the hot temperatures and humidity. >> we've got two reports tonight, new at 5:00, sandra
bookman with more on why this heat isn't all that bad. but we begin with meteorologist jeff smith outside our studios here on the upper west side. >> reporter: south wind has cooled the temperature down significantly in the city. now sitting at 84 degrees. we didn't hit that 90-degree mark so it is day four officially of the heatwave. areas inland not so lucky. still in the mid-90s over parts of interior new jersey, also a few storms popping up and with this type of atmosphere in place, with this type of humidity, it doesn't take much to produce some big thunderstorms and we have a of those right now over parts of ulster county, over parts of dutchess county. flash flood warning earlier for orange county, that storm has since weakened but this stuff over here in ulster county, especially up toward the catskills and up toward kingston right along the hudson river is showing signs of actually intensifying. also a particularly nasty cell not too far here from dover plains, the eastern section of