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or lead to deadly injuries. good morning. we are following the deadly shooting in a federal building in manhattan. today they are searching the suspect's home for what led to the shooting, and eyewitness news is live. a deadly night in newark and killed. suspect. as well. good morning; everyone. a live look at the empire state building on this pretty nice saturday morning, august 22nd. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for being with us.
i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth. >> today is going to be beautiful it hasn't been bad at all. >> it's been good. >> yes! >> you're dressed in your summer white. >> i know! beachy! >> i have like half of the beach around my neck. no more shells left. it's all good things. speaking of good things, meteorologist amy freeze is over there. good morning to both of you. >> didn't you work late last night? >> i worked the 11:00 news last night. >> every single show except for the morning. >> i don't want to say it's easy, because it's so difficult, but it has been a very pleasant pattern, so not a lot to get worked up over. we vii 30 degrees right now in central park, and the skies are looking good. it's going to be a cool day today, and we start off, and
there's a few clouds around the city. chilly, 53 in sussex, monticello, 54 degrees, and i think we should get everyone in the 80s with a good deal of sunshine, and it's a comfortable, good-looking day, and there's a front stalled just offshore, and it could affect us over the weekend. temperatures reaching into the upper 70s, near 80 degrees, and i think mid-80s is reasonable by this afternoon, and into sunday, temperatures are a degree or two cooler, and we showers. if you're looking for the better day of the weekend, sunday. we have the weekend getaway forecast, and we will look at what is happening down the shore with the water temperatures as well. investigators are working to figure out what led to a shooting at the a federal building in manhattan. a lone gunman opened fire and
killed a security guard and then took his own life. marcus solis is life from fort lee, new jersey, where it's believed the suspect lived. >> reporter: the federal investigators just wrapped up the investigation. >> reporter: heavy armed officers swarmed the scene, but it was over as quickly as it began. kevin downing shot security guard idrissa camara. downing was headed for elevators when he shot and killed himself. >> he went down the hallway, encountered another employee in the building, and then he turned around and shot himself. >> reporter: the building is secured, but it's believable evidence downing was working a
i loan. the fbi and homeland security are investigating. federal agents soon went to his home, hoping to shed light on a motive. >> i heard a helicopter and saw the police cars, and i came back here and just found out. >> reporter: he was a former employee at the department of labor. there's an office there at the federal building, but it's unclear if that's why the location was targeted. >> he is a former employee at one point employeed by the the labor of statistics. >> reporter: he said he was fired for being a whistle blower and exposing inexcusable public waste, and he said the agency was blocking him from further employment. he was a member of knot military with an -- of the
military with an honorary rank of captain. >> the security guard was not even supposed to be in the building when it happened. the 54-year-old was supposed to leave at 4:00, but he agreed to stay and help out. camara was a security guard under contract with the department of homeland security. the homeland security secretary, jay johnson came to the scene from his home in new jersey to offer condolences to the family. >> this thing is unimaginable, i'm sure. situation. >> anybody who knows him should pray for him right now. >> a spokesperson for the security company fjc security services said he was an extraordinary guard who was well trained and cared deeply about his job. we will be keeping on top of
the story throughout the day on air and online. you can see our posts on facebook and twitter as well. other news now, two american service members are are credited with taking down a heavily armed man who opened fire on a high headed to france as part of a terrorist attack it happened on a train from amsterdam to paris. the train traveled through belgium, and two american soldiers subdued the gunman who is now in custody, and at this point, he appears to be cyst sit-- to be an isis sympathizer. wall street had the worst day of losses in 5 years, and
the dow plunged 530 points closing at 16,460. the s&p dropped 64. yesterday was fourth consecutive day of losses. one upon the next. this week the dow tumbled more than 1,000 points. rob? >> oh, ugly! this morning police are investigating after a livery cab driver was shot and killed the livery cab driver was shot and killed around 10:00 last night surrounded by several factories and warehouses. classic taxi services says the driver works for the company, and no arrests have been made just yet. newark is stepping up its police presence after five people were killed in the span of just 36 hours. the legionnaires' bacteria has serviced yet again this time at a high school in yonkers. riverside high school was
immediately shut down with the cooling tower tested positive for the bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease. the tower was disinfected, and the building is back open. of course, no one got sick. governor cuomo ordered that all towers be tested, but now the outbreak is over. a construction worker lit a match in a room while work the gas line at john f. kennedy high school. two are in critical condition. the workers thought the gas was office, saying they didn't smell anything, and a worker lit a match to test the line. >> i believe it was a mistake, and obviously a very costly one
for the three workers involved affected. >> i'm confident no student will be at the school unless it's totally safe. >> the building will not be september 9th. other buildings. >> turning to politics now, donald trump had a big crowd last night in alabama, but not quite as big as he predicted. >> we went to the convention center, and they can have 10,000 people, and we were all set and excited, and the next day they said too many people, we can't put them in, so we came here! >> now before the campaign event in mobile, alabama, he boast head would fill the 40,000 site stadium. he was half right. 20,000 people showed up.
still, an impressive number, and it was trump's largest campaign crowd so far. >> i love pulling the hair back. >> you rarely see that. >> he assured the crowd it is his hair! >> i never really doubted it. all right dr. dre is now apologizing to women he hurt years ago in a statement to the new york times saying he deeply regrets what he did to unnamed women 25 years ago saying he knows it will impact his life forever. he said back then he was drinking too much, had no real structure, and he has worked to be a better man. his alleged assault on a female journalist and exgirlfriend his bioptic. >> we have not heard from the
at least ten separate fires all uncontained are turning across north central washington right now, and three firefighters, it was so horrible, were killed earlier this week three relatively young guys. heart breaking interviews with their parents. the fires have burned 250 square miles. the fires are so vast, it's impossible to keep count of how many homes have been destroyed, and i think it's more now than 100 wild fires throughout the western states, and 30,000 firefighters from literally all the states and outside of america as well. it's unimaginably bad out there with no end in sight. >> the thing that people need to keep in mind, it's a natural occurring process sometimes, and then there's unnatural causes to make it worse, and they are not only double but triple what they are in the summer. it's a big mess.
>> good luck, praying for those folks. >> for us, wow, what a weekend we have. the first weekend is looking nice. temperatures easy to take, low humidity, and easy skies. looks good, feels good. the shot into lower manhattan. you can see one world trade, and there's a soft pinkness to the sky. i think we will take our temperatures 15 degrees up, and the current readings in central park are up. the pressure is on the rise, and typical august 22nd, 67 looking for the long-term averages, and the set here. the sunset tonight should be fantastic, happening at 7:45. love all the pictures on social media, and it was cool to see everyone's vantage point. the oranges were really
spectacular. chilly start to the northwest counties, white plains, 65 for you right now, and many spots, low to mid-60s, and clouds and a passing shower are possible tomorrow. the cold front yesterday that brought all the rain to the area t moved just offshore, and it parked itself it will be with us for the weekend, just hugging the east coast, and not enough to make a dramatic difference in the when, but the front is close enough, it will bring the moisture back in by late tomorrow. you will be betting a few more clouds, and would not be surprised to see a quick- passing shower late this evening. tomorrow, the moisture is coming in here between 4:00 and 8:00, and now the front is there, and it's also protecting us from the humidity getting in here it will return to the forecast by monday where we could have early showers. that's where the high pressure
floats down to the central east coast, and we will keep the showers and the cool air, and the changes coming by monday back to the heat and humidity. that's what we are dealing with, the better half of the weekend today. the overnight low tonight into the low 70s, and slightly warmer than it was last night, but 50s again for the northern counties, and the accuweather forecast, 82 is the high temperature, and early shower on monday, and tuesday a thunder shower is possible, and not a rainout of a day. 85 on thursday, and friday, temperatures will also be mid- 80s, and down the stretch, temperatures are bearable, but we have to put up with rain from time to time. >> all right, straight ahead. >> pardon me. >> on this saturday morning, he
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now to an eyewitness news exclusive. a woman says she was sexually assaulted in an ambulance by the emt who was supposed to be helping her. thousands have viewed the story on our news app, and as jim hoffer reports, the emt has been replace the on restricted investigation. >> reporter: it's not the first time this brooklyn mom has been rushed to hospital during a seizure, but unlike in the past, she was shaky and unable conscious. these are partial seizures? you're still awake?
>> i saw everything he did, and i heard him when he called my name twice. >> reporter: you were well aware? >> i was well aware of what was going on! >> reporter: she was quickly placed in the ambulance, and she says one ems worker stayed with her while the other waited for advanced life support to survive. >> as soon as that man closed the door, he pulled my blouse up some, and then he took his right hand and put his hand down my panties and stuck his hand in my private area, >> reporter: as soon as she got to the hospital, she told her mother. a detect arrived to investigate her. she asked we not identify her, but she felt compelled to tell her story for fear that silence would lead to more victims. >> anyone that does that to people, there's something wrong with them. >> reporter: you think it's
likely he has done this before? >> yes! i'm quite sure he has! >> reporter: we have confirm the emt in question and his partner have been placed on restricted duty with no contact with police while the fdny, police, and department look into the crimes. >> i want him to pay for what he did. you don't do that to people (. >> reporter: we have been told the police are looking at surveillance tape to determine if the patient was ever alone with one of the emts, and if so, for how long. the emt crew will remain on restricted duty until the investigation is completed. now a defunct chicago supermarket has been ordered by a jury to pay millions of dollars to michael jordan. jordan was seen last night
leaving a different kind of court than what we are used to. the chain is known at dominic's. dominic's has been ordered to pay $8.9 million after using jordan's name in an ad without the superstars permission. dominic's attorney feels the jurors should have awarded a much smaller amount saying no more than $126,000. >> that's good because, you know, michael needs the money. >> he needs the money. pass the hat for michael! if you're thinking about our name, go ahead. no, really, you don't have our permission, let's make that year. >> $9 million! >> i will take the 126,000!
6:26 right now. time for sports. >> with anthony johnson. >> good saturday morning, everybody. the yankees went to theirs alast night to -- went to their ace last night to try to get the win. cleveland up when greg has the single to left, driving in beltran, tieing it at 1. next inning, the defense falters when ryan cannot handle the slow roller at short.
the indians are up 2-1. next inning, carlos santana with the foul pop that mccann tries to reach into the stands and make the play, but, no! it pops out of glove. don't give santana a chance. he drives it into the night sky, giving cleveland want 3-1 advantage. the indians take the first two from the yankees, and the final from last night's game, 7-3. matt harvey are will not make his next start for the mets. the yankees want to make sure she's ready for what they call crunch time. that's into the gap in right center, and he would score, but the rockies strike back in the bottom of the 1st. gonzalez with his 29th of the season, but sespidus? his grand slam of the season.
that's the early 7-1 lead, and the rockies would not roll over. he cracks the 3-run blast, making it a 1-run game, and the mets go ahead to hold off the rockiesy -- rockies and win last night. striking out 10 dodgers here and walking 3. that's 3-0 the astros beat the dodgers on the back of mike prior's no hitter. to football hopefully progression for the the jets after loss one, but same old jets, and that's a close one. colin takes it 6 yards, 240- pound fullback, folks, leading to the falcons touchdown.
punt. that was the 61-yard return on the 5. the jets go on to score. tackling tj yates for the safety and the jets' offense taking flight. the jets win their first game 30-22. >> it was a lot better. they played the run a lot better there's a ways to go, but they needed to play because they needed time to figure everything out, and luckily they figured some thing the out and got better as it went. >> that's it for sports. have a great saturday morning. >> thank you, a.j. >> much more ahead on this saturday morning, including a live look at the top stories. searching for answers, police on verge on the home of a gunman who killed a security guard in a federal building yesterday. i'm marcus solis, details
coming up in a live report. >> thank you, marcus. also ahead, new information in the deadly st. louis police shooting of an 18-year-old young black man. was the teen running away from officers when he was shot. results of the autopsy are now in. good morning, everybody. temperatures around the 70 in the city but much cooler for the borough this will get a
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jackie o. reservoir, 1.54 miles around. >> look the at you rattling off the central park stats early sunday morning. >> and i'm done now! i'm out. [ laughter ] >> good to have you with us. >> i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. happy saturday. me and encyclopedia brown over here. amy, hey, can't beat the weather, particularly today. >> yeah, cue your blankets, sunscreen, and reading materials for the great lawn this afternoon. it will be spectacular across the parks in the area, the backyard. terrific day in front of you. temperatures easy take. low humidity a lot of sunshine getting the start at 70 degrees in central park. great neck at 78 degrees, and massapequa, you're at 66. it's going to be a dry day. only placing the question for this afternoon spot early evening hours, really from brookhaven to river head, you
could get a coupleleof passing showers and the front is still lingering offshore. 50s for monticello and sussex, and poughkeepsie the overnight lows are cool north and west and the front just stalled out parallel to the shoreline and could bring clouds to eastern long island and connecticut through this evening. i wouldn't be surprised if we had a quick sprinkle or a passing shower, but tomorrow, the front will restreet, moving back westward and that could be a more widespread effect with a showerover two through the afternoon. morristown, here's your temperature profile for today. mid-70s through the middle part of the day, and topping off temperatures low to mid-80s forecasting the high of 86 today in new york city in a few minutes, we will talk about the showers tomorrow and also have the weekend getaway forecast. see you then, michelle. developing right now, police are work fog figure out what led to a deadly shooting in manhattan after a lone gunman opened fire killing a
security guard and taking his own life. marcus solis is live from fort lee, new jersey, where the gunman lived. marcus. >> reporter: michelle, this is as quiet of a suburban street as you can imagine. a few hours ago it was choked with police vehicles that converge heard overnight. agent from the fb and i homeland curt executed a search warrant at the suspect's home. law enforcement officials were moving boxes of evidence as they tried to pinpoint a motive. they know the suspect is kevin downing, a former federal employee who perhaps held a grudge. he approached the security check point and shot the at point-blank range. 54-year-old idrissa camara was killed. he then walked towards the elevators and shot and killed himself. downing was an employee of the
department of labor. it's unclear if he ever worked at the office in that building. he claimed he was fired after blowing the wills on inexcusable taxpayer waste, and neighbors said they had no idea, describing downing as quiet. >> god only knows what happened in his life that pushed him to that point. >> we all have stress in our life, and we don't know what is the straw that breaks the camera's cam. >> reporter: downing was a former military veteran, but he spent years trying to get his job back, and he went online and created a petition, change.org petition to try to get his job back, all to no avail. marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you very much. other news, family most a
teenager shot and kill bid police in -- killed by police in st. louis said he was unarmed. the officers were serving a search warrant on wednesday night, and investigators said a stolen handgun linked to the suspect was found at the scene. >> i have a witness statement that there was a gun involved, and i have officer statements saying there was a gun involved. >> he was standing there and he had a gun and there were drugs, but those are the same speeches they give every time they shoot anybody. >> reporter: it did set off violent protests, and police sarguses because the suspect was shot in the back does not mean he was running from officers at the time or did not pose a threat to their life. the full autopsy report has not been released. this morning we know a deadly stabbing in harlem may have stemmed from a fight over an umbrella. two women were seen tugging at the umbrella outside of
mcdonald's, and the boyfriend of one of the women jumps in and stabbed the other women in the back. when the victim's boyfriend tried to intervene, he stabbed to death. the female victim is in critical condition this morning, and the suspect so far has been charged with assault. >> over an umbrella? >> an umbrella. coming up on eyewitness news this saturday morning, good news after the dramatic rescue of a puppy trapped in a sewer pipe for nearly 10 hours. also f you walk out in your backyard and you see a family taking a dip in your pool? not exactly a human family. with that. and meteorologist amy
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reunited her with a lost puppy. the newborn puppy was separated from the mom for nearly 24 hours after she fell into a sewer pipe at a home in pheonix, but police happened to be at the home at the time serving a search parent, and they called the humane society to get the pup to safety. >> we had our own camera and could see she was breathing and moving around. >> you have to get them out, and you have to start ripping and tearing into someone's house just to get them out. >> after 9 hours of hard work and destruction, the pup was free, and with a clean bill of health from the vets, she gets to be with her mothers and brothers and sisters. isn't that the best? so sweet! >> i wouldn't let that much time go by, we need to call the plumbers! >> 9 hours? >> i would like to spend 9
hours today in central park, just on a blanket. >> you didn't bring your bike again today? >> i have a lot of plans outside. >> before the summer is over. [ laughter ] >> before the summer is over, you can rent a bike, and we will take a spin inial park. >> i assure you before september 21st, we will do that. right here, on the air! >> listen, i'm here for it. >> anyone doing it today, your outdoor plans are a go. beautiful weather to start off the weekend, but it's not going to stay that way all weekend long. the front brought a lot of rain and stalled offshore, and what it means for us, we have to keep an eye on the potential for the passing shower both eastern long island and coastal connecticut, and really late this evening a spot of rain here or there, and tomorrow, the possibility of the same thing, and tomorrow it's not a
rainout by any case this beautiful picture from manhattan, battery to one world trade, and it's really a fantastic sunrise this morning, a great start to the day. we did have beautiful sunsets across the area last night as well. the pictures on social media were fantastic to if you send them in, hash tag them abc7ny, and twitter or facebook, you can hash tag or tag me. we love to see them and can get them up on the air as well. it was chilly in place last night. caldwell, 63, and the fine line at morristown, 55. temperatures in the low 50s for blairstown, and millford. temperature are in the 60s, and mid-80s, nice day to be at the jersey shore. reminder, you may have clouds into coastal connecticut, and if you're into the hamptons, it's a decent weekend. when is it not a good weekend to be in the hamptons, but you
could have a cloud or passing in. looking at the front, that's what brought the rain yesterday, and it's stalled out here, the line of showers, canada down to the eastern sea board, and it's just in range, but not enough to mess up the forecast. high pressure winning out on the first day of the weekend. high showers as the high slides to the south, and the front can come back in. it's not a rainout of a weekend, but it's one of those weekends we keep a close eye on what is happening off to the the shore. the system is bring the energy back westward, and we will watch that. danny, you heard a lot about this, especially for folks with family in puerto rico. 100-mile an hour winds, headed to puerto rico this week. it looks like it does weaken past san juan. the future cast showing a chance of rain there, and then
into sunday afternoon, the passing shower cannot be ruled out for any of us. the accuweather forecast. 56, sunny and nice today. 50s to the north, and 71 the overnight low. about what we had last night, and then temperatures are back into the mid-80s by monday, and the humidity is back in place. an early shower monday morning, and thunderstorms are on tuesday, sunny and humid. the second half of the week, looking better than the first. that's the bottom line with the accuweather forecast. >> all right. >> i have something to talk about the 7:00. you said yesterday it must be addressed in the show. >> oh, dear me. i know what it is. i'm going to prepare my statement right now. >> he hasn't told me what it is. it's a teaser for me. >> i thought to myself, if only rob nelson was here. >> oh, yeah, go with that. thank you, amy. before we go to break,
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that welcome back, everybody. of course the perfect time for a dip in the family pool is during the hot weather, but what if it's not their pool, and it's not people? a family of bears checking out a new jersey backyard pool and finding it just right. darla miles with the story. >> i have seen them so many times, it's not a surprise anymore. >> there's bears in the pool! >> reporter: until about 24 hours ago this mama bear and her five cubs were just local celebrities in rockaway township, new jersey, and that's until the video of their backyard pool party went viral. >> i have watched it more and funny. i have a little girl, and i that. the slide!
>> reporter: one cub takes to the slide, and another splashes in the water, and another one is may having with the pool toys, just like kids do. brian ferrell started to spot them around the neighborhood at the beginning of the summer. >> i think they knuckle -- they have doubled in syces since then -- doubled in size since then. bears were here. no one knows where they live, but the people believe they come down from the mountains here behind the white meadow lake softball field. what is shocking for some people that live here, the number of bears. >> reporter: have you seen five cubs before?
>> never five. that's a big litter. not ours. >> reporter: do you think they will go back to the middle >> it's a possibility. if i had a nice pool to jump in, i would go back. wouldn't you? >> reporter: in rockaway township, new jersey, darla news. >> when we come back, sandy kenyon's weekend review. amy, what do you have for supercat saturday. >> the edition is featuring dogs because i'm waiting for cats this morning. this is nicole a party cat with her outfit on, and thank you, kimi for sending that in. tulip is hanging out by the pool. i think this is one of your friends originally, wasn't it,throb. >> radio! >> rios!
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make more money than the last big hit of this summer for those who have seen the other movies out in theater, i wish i could recommend american ultra. the ultra violent movie that be. is this is satire or something more serious? this stoner is actually a cia agent. >> this guy is a trained killer. >> reporter: but he doesn't know that. >> these sleeper agents live among us, waiting to be activated. >> reporter: he has kristin stewart to keep him company, and their lives are disrupted when the agency seeks to dispose of him with extreme prejudice.
his old high school friend connie britain tries to help him. movies like this often get dumped, and critics are taking turns hating it, and i can only agree. save your money and don't go see one of the worst movies of the year. i'm sandy kenyon, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> the worst? >> tell us how you feel, sandy. >> he has talked about some stinkers. >> you're right. >> investigators are digging into the life of an accused gunman. >> about clues on what may have caused him to shoot and kill a security guard in manhattan. new video inside of a train
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before the gunman killed himself. >> and also seen yesterday a gorgeous morning right now, and earlier on this saturday morning, just before 7:00, thank you for being with us on this saturday, august 22nd, and a nice summer weekend ahead of us. >> a lot of news. >> here and abroad. >> boom, boom, boom, good morning. i'm michelle charlesworth. he's throwing pens at me. >> i didn't mean to ruin your white dress. too much coffee. >> get some oxiclean or the tide pen. >> reporter: it will be beautiful today. yesterday, the skies were perfect, easy to take. official high yesterday in central park of 87 degrees, well above average by 35 degrees yesterday, and today, i think we are slightly cooler, starting here at 69, just
dropped to 69, and that will make it to the morning low in central park, and we should be able to climb into the low to mid-80s. lows this morning in the 50s for monticello, poughkeepsie, and sussex. we heat it up again today, and it's the better day of the weekend this cold front brought us the rain yesterday morning, and it's moved away, but it's close enough to affect our weather for the second half of the weekend it will transfer the moisture in our direction for sunday, but saturday is looking good, and maybe some extra clouds for eastern long island and coastal connecticut, but that's about it. we will look for the showers and the clouds for the second half of the weekend. low 80s by 1:00, a high of 86 in the city. coming up, more details on the weekend ahead. michelle,.
>> thank you, amy. federal investigators spent yesterday going through the home of the gunman from yesterday's shooting. kevin downing shot and killed a security guard in the federal reserve building before turning the gun on himself. marcus solis is live from the suspect's home in new jersey. >> reporter: authorities converged here that are wait ing therein -- converged here, and they were waiting for the judge to sign the warrant. the officers swarmed the scene, but it was over as quickly as it began. ken downing slipped into the lobby yesterday when he shot idrissa camara at close range.
he was headed for the elevators when he shot and killed himself. >> he went down the hallway and encountered another employee in the building and turned around and shot himself. >> reporter: it's believed he was working alone. they are calling it a criminal probe but said it's not being treated as terrorism. shortly after the shooting, the agents went to his neighborhood executing a search warrant for his home. >> heard a hospitaller and saw the police cars and came out here, and i just don't know. >> reporter: officials confirm he was a former employee at the department of lay important it's unclear if that's why the location was targeted. >> he's a former federal employee, and at one point, employed by the labor of statistics. he said he was fired in
1999 for being a whistle blower and showing in excusable public waste. he was a veteran of the army reserves captain. marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, marcus. the security guard killed in the shooting was not supposed to be there when it happened. the 53-year-old agreed to stay late when it happened. camara was rushed to the hospital where he died after being shot at close range. he was a security guard under contract with the department of homeland security and the secretary of the department, jay johnson came to the scene to offer condolences to his family. >> this is unimaginable, i'm sure. somebody in a family situation.
anybody who knows him, pray for him right now. >> a spokesperson for fjc security services says camara was an extraordinary senior guard who was well trained and about his job. for more information throughout the morning on the federal building shooting, and we will update you online, on our website, abc7online, and you can see more through the feeds on facebook and twitter. michelle? new this morning, police are investigating after a livery cab driver was shot and killed in newark. investigators were on the scene last night and the livery cab driver was shot and killed around 10:00 last night in an industrial area surrounded by warehouses, and taxi classic services says driver works for the company, and no arrests have been made. newark is stepping up its police presence after five people have been killed in a 36 hour span.
developing right now, federal officials are confirming the death of an isis leader during a u.s.-military air strike in iraq. the obama administration says the leader was killed in northern iraq on tuesday, the primary coordinator, moving large weapons and explosives to the militants in iraq and syria, and an isis media operative was kill in the same air strike. new details now, officials in europe say the man who opened fire on a crowded train recently traveled to serbia. three american men are on board the train from amsterdam to pairwise, helping to subdue the gunman. he hit two people, and two u.s. military service members and friend jumped into action, and the suspect was able to slash one of the men in the head when his friend, the national guardsman from oregon got the gun and beat the man unconscious. his parents said he used his
military training, in deed, to get the upper hand. >> i feel fortunate that they are all okay and just super proud they saved all the lives that could have gone away. >> the u.s. air force member who subdued the gunman is being treated at a hospital in france for a wound to his head. officials in europe said all >> all three just upped in. >> they said he appeared to be anew an isis sympathizer, and it was another let's roll moment. >> not on our watch! coming up on this saturday morning just after health officials verify the source of the outbreak of legionnaires' in the bronx, the bacteria surfaced again in another parking lot of our area, and
large plumes of smoke and ash were sent into the sky as a volcano erupted in central mexico it doesn't even look real. right now an area is under a yellow alert there meaning people living nearby must be ready to evacuate if officials put the orders in place. >> if i saw that -- >> no order is necessary. i'm going! >> you know what they say, smoke signals, and i'm all good. >> see you!
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saturday morning, quintessential saturday night today and tomorrow. everyone out there hope you have a great weekend. thank you for starting with us. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. thank you for waking up with us for eyewitness news saturday morning. >> reporter: amy freeze, thank you in advance for a gorgeous saturday morning. >> absolutely great saturday. i almost called rob last night to find out a rooftop to go to. my girlfriends and i were trying to find a place to go to. we went to 255th because the italy rooftop was an hour wait. the sunset was spectacular. another great day like that the sunrise this morning, we are expecting another spectacular sunset later on this evening. we love it when you hash tag them, and you can send us directly your picture.
69 in central park right now, and the front that affected us yesterday morning, we had the rain before it turned out so beautiful in the afternoon and evening. the front is offshore, and it could affect us for the second half of the weekend. right now, comfortable air mass out there, and the dew points in are the in 50s. what does that mean? basically if the dew points are in the 50s, it's a comfortable air mass and we spent a lot of time in the 70s, but we will be invigorating the pleasants. it's. tomorrow, more clouds and a passing shower, and details on that and the workweek ahead in the accuweather forecast. michelle? >> amy, thank you so much. 7:29. central investigators are trying to figure out what caused a gunman to walk into the federal building in manhattan and shoot a security guard.
family members are grieving the loss of the constitute guard under contract by the department of homeland security. the gunman mayally shot himself after killing camara. marcus solis is live from sounds of the gunman's home in fort lee, new jersey where federal investigators spent a busy night, marcus? >> reporter: michelle, in deed, harvard place is back to being a quo yet street, but it was a different scene overnight as here. agent -- agents for the fbi and homeland security removing boxes of evidence as they try shooting. they know the suspect is kevin downing a former federal employee who may have been holding a grudge. police say he went to the federal building yesterday an and as he approached the security check point, he shot
the guard at point-blank range. idrissa camara was then killed. as downing walked near the himself. it's unclear if he ever worked in the building. he claimers-was fired for blowing the whistle on inexcusable taxpayer waste. >> god knows what happened to him or what was the straw that broke the camel's back. >> reporter: he had started a petition on change.org to petition to get his job back. stay with eyewitness news for information throughout the
morning on the federal building shooting. we will update you @abc7ny. officials for north korea and sock are meeting in an effort to disfuse the rising tensions between the two countries and the meeting is taking place on the border between north korea and sock south korea. north korea previously said they are ready for all out war as the south began to blast antinorth korea propaganda over the loud speaker at the border, and they exchanged artillery fire earlier this week. family members of a teenager shot and killed by police in st. louis said he was not arm at the time. police released the autopsy results yesterday showing the 18-year-old was shot once in the back during the confrontation with two white police officers.
investigators said a stolen handgun linked to the suspect was found at the scene. >> i have a witness statement that says there was a gun involved, and i have officer statements saying there was a gun involved. >> there was this, that, and he had a gun, and it was drugs. those are the same speeches they give every time they shoot somebody. >> the shooting did set off violent protest in the neighborhood where he was killed. police said just because the suspect was shot in the back does not mean he was running from officers at the time or he was not a threat to them. the full autopsy report has not been released. police say a deadly stabbing in harlem may have umbrella. the women are seen tugging on the umbrella, and the girlfriend of one of the women jumped in, stabbing the other woman until the back, and when the victim's boyfriend tried to intervene, he was stabbed to d. the female victim is in morning.
so far the suspect has been charged with assault. all lanes of the new york state freeway have been cleared after an exit near 14b friday. officials said one of the box trucks lost control while attempting to pass another vehicle and was heading south. two people in the box truck were killed. we know the cause of a massive explosion at a high school in the bronx. a construction worker lit a match in a room filled with gas. and two construction workers are still in critical condition and one in serious condition after thursday night's explosion at j.f.k. high school in marble hill. the workers were installing a gas line at a sixth floor gas lab. thinking the gas was off, a
worker lit a match to test the line. >> i believe it was a mistake, obviously a costly one for the three workers involved and affected. >> i'm confident that no student will be in the school unless it's totally safe. >> building will not, that's of school. i was there friday morning and the campus houses more than 4,000 students, and there's seven school in the complex. that's major tragedy to happen a couple of weeks before the start of the school year. >> now the students are going to different schools. >> exactly. three floors of the school in bad shape. >> there you go. coming up on this saturday morning, you may think your town is the best place to live, but one list says it all. >> the weather falls in the absolutely beautiful category
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texas after setting off 2 year ago on a walk across the country. ernest andres is trying to walk to restore one of the last world war ii ships. he says he will be touching the atlantic when he reaches georgia in the next 2 years, and he welcomes anyone who wants to join him to run along or walk along any length of his journey. >> you can see a man who has lived through so much, and you're like i need to do more with my life. i have seen other pieces on him. he's incredibly inspiring. he's going to make it. you just know he's going to get there and touch the atlantic. >> 92 years old! >> i think at that point, too, you start to do the things you only really want to do. >> yeah, not the stuff you have
to do. >> a few more years. >> let's start now. we start now doing what we want to do, and just think, we may be to -- >> yolo! >> know what that is? >> yes, i do. i have a t-shirt that says it. >> is that a the caramel with the chocolate on the outside? >> , no -- no, that's a rolo, but those are good, too! temperatures in the upper 60s to start off the weekend in the city. look that the shot. all the way down to one world trade. gorgeous skies, and a few clouds are trying to decorate the sky. a little feather-like decoration there, beautiful, and by tomorrow, when the clouds move in, the passing showers could happen, and that's a changeup, but still fairly decent for some folks that will be inland as far as central new jersey and into
parts of upstate new york. 69 is where we start. we think we can make the mid- 80s. cool spots. kingston, poughkeepsie, newburg, middle up to, andover, all in the 50s last night, and still in the range right now, and it will take time to warm up, but i don't see any problems for the upper 70s for the northern counties, and low to mid-80s for everyone else. our typical high temperature, 82. the record for the date was set in 1965. hopefully you were able to catch it yesterday. it was absolutely spectacular. rate car and satellite picture, the long view with the big cold front that is just offshore. there's another feature in the atlantic, shoving the moisture to the west, and we get away with this day being dry, and tomorrow we could see showers
from time to time. especially as the outfacing shores of long island, and it's a shower or thunderstorm by the evening hours a little further inland before we get into monday morning, and that looks like it has rain and not just for the early morning hours, and there's a chance for the scattered showers in and around the area. moisture to work with early in the week. wednesday, thursday, and friday, low 80s, and it's dry and nice again. today today is the better day. we could have a shower or thunderstorm on sunday, late afternoon into early evening. temperatures alts slightly cooler at all locations tomorrow as well. the sea and sand forecast, north winds with the changing winds to the east, and then the waves 1-3 feet, and the warmest buoys, 79 degrees, and we are almost there. the moderate rip current risk today, and check with your local life guard.
sunny and nice for the city. tonight, 71, and is the suburbs in the 60s, and the areas to north, 50s overnight, starting on wednesday, things look good, and until then, the forecast is tricky. more moisture to work with late sunday into monday, and the humidity will creep back in tuesday a thunder shower is possible in the area, and then wednesday, thursday, and friday, we are looking at beautiful skies, and it could be a touch humid on wednesday, and even we can shake that, and by thursday and friday, we should see improvements there. wet into the weekend on monday, and that being said, i love watching the sunset, and i'm telling you the last couple of days have been incredible. red skies tonight, sailor's tonight. >> sometimes it holds true. >> i was sweeting out pictures last night of the sunset. >> so fantastic.
>> i was loving it. coming up in the 9:00 hour of eyewitness news this saturday morning, we are talking school lunches. a registered dietitian will be here to talk about how the right food can help our kids do better in class. >> very important lessons there. back to back to school time. >> also, for more advice on how to get back into gear. go to abc7online. we have healthy lunchbox ideas, and some of them do not involve sandwiches. completely unrelated story, on wednesday afternoon; i was in a bar that caught on fire. it was a small, minor fire, but it didn't even shut the place down. they let the firemen come and do their thing and no one left. to the good folk blondie's, this is dedicated to you a stirring remix of "we didn't start the fire."
[ laughter ] here's what is happening, walk through a magical environment with exotic tropical butterflies at the flutter zone exhibit in connecticut. listen to a variety of live music, kayak on the channel or check out exotic animals in new jersey, and in the bronx, firefighters at ladder number 17 fight the heat with a day of games, fun, and music the fdny 150th summer block party. all things brother for a good- old fashioned time at the otisville country fair, and the blues barbecue with the best of music for the best of foods for the innerveddable experience on the hudson on pier 26 in manhattan. the sun will come out tomorrow as the movies under the stars
there may be more people looking for new homes after time.com put out a list of the best places to live. and this was one of the top stories on abc7ny. there's apex, north carolina, sharon, my mother's name, massachusetts, and louisville, colorado. there were a few places near our area, and of course they were mentioned as well. simsbury, and hillsborough, new jersey. >> we have a slide show showing
the scenes for the top 20 places in which to live @abc7ny. singer alicia key has put her home in new jersey and an adjacent property up for sale. >> we have shared the places before. the asking price is $14.9 million. well done. she bought the home 2 years ago from eddie murphy. not bad! there's a slide show on @abc7ny. yeah, girl! 8 bedrooms, bowling alley, indoor pool, movie theater, recording studio, two elevators, and a five-car garage. the listing agent says keys and her husband want to build a larger home because you need like 20 bedrooms with enough space to house their contemporary art collection. >> that's a friendly looking room.
>> very. >> the snoopy and the kermit the frog shares. >> she has done well since our divorce. i'm very happy for you alicia. >> delusional. beer goggles are just a myth. >> researchers at bristol university asked describe people to rate face, there was no link between how much alcohol was consumed and how attractive the people found the cases. it contradicted what was found last year. >> funny talking to drunk people results change year-to- year. stunned by that beer goggles, very real! that's it. moving on to super cat saturday. >> yes, i'm having rough memories! >> oh, dear! we start with gordon, properly crossed paws this this morning.
nice little calico. we have bailey from joyce from twitter, and absolutely gorgeous. you have beautiful cats here, absolutely gorgeous. bella, good morning to you. i appreciate the coverage, thank you very much. we have something else for you this morning. googoo kitty. he has seen it all. my twitter handle @amyfreeze7, 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.
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and coming up in a few minutes, the weekend edition of gma. >> coming up, the breaking news overnight, and we are now hearing from the two young americans who may have prevented a massacre on a train in europe. the guys risked their own lives to stop a heavily armed gunman. what the american heros are saying this morning. donald trump drawing a massive crowd overnight, and thousands of people showing up to hear him talk about everything from immigration to his hair, and could he keep his promise of actually packing the place?
the hip hop legend dr. dre is addressing things from his past. look at david beckham with his acting chops, but what is this even for? >> sarah has more coming up. >> that was all over the map. >> that's the description of our show, all over the map. investigators are continuing their search for a motive after a shootout left a security guard and the gunman dead. >> reporter: the suspect had no criminal records, but he may have been holding a grudge. federal authorities are trying to get to the bottom of what happened yesterday afternoon, and overnight, agent from the fbi and the department of
homeland security went through the house, executing a search warrant, and they collected evidence, and the gunman, 68- year-old kevin downing, who authorities said walk into the lobby of the federal building and shot the security guard, the camera was shot at the security gate, and then the suspect walked near the gun on himself. he was a former employee for the department of labor. it's unclear if he worked in the building. , however, they do have an office in the building. he was fired in 1999 and has been working to get his job back after claimanting he was -- after claiming he was a whistle the blower.
driving while intoxicated and driving and endangering welfare of a child are charges one man is facing after driving with a baby in his car. a livery cab driver was shot and killed around 10:00 last night in an industrial area, surrounded by factories and warehouse there is. the classic taxi service says the driver rodrigo baru works for their company. no arrests have been made. a yonkers high school has tested positive for legionnaires'. no one got sick. the governor ordered all cooling tower beings inspected, but officials said the outbreak is officially over.
investigators said the explosion inside of a bronx high school was sparked when a construction worker lit a match inside of a room that was filled with gas. two construction workers are in critical condition and one is in serious condition after the explosion. the workers were installing a gas line in a science lab. thinking the gas was off and not smelling anything a worker lit the match to test the line, and the building will not be repaired in time for the first day of school. city officials say students will be relocated to other buildings. >> you would he is there's another way to test other than lighting the match. why they were not trained to do that or supervised to do that, a lot of questions about that. we are praying for the folks who were hurt. one guy was terribly burned, like 50% of his body. >> a reminder, don't test your gas lines that way. even in your own kitchen, you don't do that. >> in better news?
>> that's right. beautiful start to the weekend it will not finish quite as well, but nice right now, and gorgeous skies overnight, and we have a lot of sunshine. temperatures expected to be mid- 80s with low humidity. right now, 69 degrees, and temperatures in the 50s last night. the upper hudson valley. a light, can see the camera shaking around or nodding. it's good day. tomorrow, more clouds, and temperatures slightly cooler, and there could especially be a shower to the east as the cold front lingers to the shore. monday, early shower, 85 by the afternoon, and rain expected for parts of the day on monday. tuesday a thunder shower is possible. it's humid by the middle of the week, but temperatures low to mid-80s with the accuweather forecast. much more including updates and the forecast tracks for puerto rico in the 9:00 hour. that will do it for this