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-- killed off. and others testified against asaro. but the defense raised doubts about their motives and their credibility. saying the case was just a lot of yada yada yada. >> key to winning the case is that our client is innocent of the charges. >> reporter: the verdict was a major blow to the prosecution. the fbi and u.s. attorney's office spent many years and many man hours building the case new york city immediate comment from the innovate -- no immediate comment from the federal government tonight. n.j. burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> embarrassment as well. a police standoff and building locktown now over. on a busy block in manhattan. there had been heavy police presence tonight at 29th street and fifth avenue. that's where the robbery suspect was walked out of an office building in han cuffs a short time ago. he was the person believe robbed a woman on madison avenue this morning. the workers described the tense moments. >> well, the first thing i thought of was god please don't let him have a gun because it
can get ugly and crazy. i called home and let my husband know that i'm here and safe. >> as tea left the building -- they length of time the building -- left the building the workers were applauding police, the predator who who barged into the apartment in manhattan and sexually assaulted a woman inside. the terrifying assault happened this morning in the baruch houses on the lower east side. police say the stranger pushed his way into the victim's apartment. sexually assaulted her, and then grabbed her cell phone before running off. from manhattan to new jersey where elizabeth right now. the father of the man who died in the explosion says he had smelled gas in the home on tuesday. he thought the landlord called the gas company and now he's grieving for his son who he says was intelligent young man working to create a better life.
he know what is he wants, he literally never looked for any easy way. to make his own life. young man. self-others wuertz -- several others were hurt including a boy who remains tonight in critical condition. now to the weather. and another rainy gloomy day. good news is that the rain is moving out of our area. now moving in. meteorologist lee goldberg is in the weather center. he is tracking it all. lee? >> it won't be that stormy. >> wow. [ laughter ] >> really in that sweet spot right now. sort of in-between systems right now and you can see the george washington bridgement things are moving steadily despite all the volume. but this camera will be shaking tomorrow. as we get the big winds starting to move in. now our temperatures at 60 so it's supercomfortable this evening. light jacket and southwest wind about 14 miles an hour. rainfall amounts have been light. so other than some damp roadways especially in the north and east not dealing with any big puddles this evening and travel is okay. couple of sprinkles over the merrick and i-95.
a few that left the tea conic, a -- taconic, damp and slippery there. but one more bands of showers over eastern p. a.. moving through between let's say 7:00 and 9:00, and they'll lee the scene. after that, our focus will turn to the other side of this storm. a lot of wind here gusts 45 to 50 miles an hour. pennsylvania. so for us, it looks like this. one more band of rain is going to move through this evening probably a little rain for tailgaters and maybe the first tonight. clearing and breezy overnight. you'll wake up to breezes about 25 miles per hour and then they'll crank during the day gusting to near 40 miles an hour. so there could be some tree limbs that are knocked down and certainly will slow traffic at the airports and on the roadways just want to be careful there. and the wind will continue into part of the weekend. lot colder at least briefly in the accuweather seven day forecast, that's coming up in a few minutes. bill liz back to you for now. all right lee thank you. an off-duty postal work earshots by two men posing as cops. the worker new recovering. cops say the men pulled the victim over got into a fight
shot in the hand and the suspects fled in a white ford crown victoria. another shooting in newark this one involving a police officer. investigators sea the cop interrupted an armed robbery happened overnight at a gas station. one of the suspects was shot critically wounded. second suspect was arrested on the scene. no one else was hurt. well, the man charged with killing detectives randolph holder sentenced today to 12 years in prison for violating a plea agreement in a drug case. before giving tyrone howard the maximum, judge nunez blasted mayor de blasio and police commissioner bratton for blaming her for his release. nunez said the mayor should look in the mirror and blame judges that she added howard was on the street because he made his $35,000 bail. tonight, city hall said nunez's comments today were entirely irresponsible and she owes the commissioner an apology. well, cops in westchester county starched tonight and now
pulling out all the stops to solve the murder mystery up there. a reward offers tonight in the killing of lois colley. meanwhile tonight the wake for mrs. colley is in the ham lets of katonah. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis is there for us. marcus? >> reporter: and bill, state police hoping that a $2,500 reward will prompt someone with information to come forward as police try and solve that murder mystery. in the meantime, friends and relatives of the victim prepare to say a final good-bye. flanked by his grandchildren, eugene colley was among the first to arrive at the funeral home faced with a difficult task of greeting mourners coming to pay their respects. a steady stream of friends, family and loved ones traveling to katonah for the afternoon's wake, all sharing memories of 83-year-old lois colley. >> just a wonderful person. just a fantastic person in that community. >> everybody knew her specificken loved her. she was great.
>> she was -- full of grace. dignified. and a true lady. i wish i -- i wish i could be just like that. >> reporter: colley was murdered monday found bludgeoned to death in the laundry rom of her -- room of her home on wind-swept farm in north salem. a shocking act of violence in westchester's affluent horse country. she was a socialite her husband the millionaire owner of 100 mcdonald's franchises. hours after her body was found, police scoured the woods near the farm searching for the possibly murder weapon. a small fire education ting wisher. -- extinguisher. state police are now offering a $2,500 reward for information. so today's wake clouted by the specter of a murder mystery. >> i can't imagine such cruelty to such a lovely woman. i can't even wrap my head around it. >> reporter: now lois colley will funeral services and burial will take place in north salem. hive in katonah, marcus solis, eyewitness news. some breaking news right
now and a student stabbed outside of a high school in new jersey. the 16-year-old elizabeth high school student was rushed to the hospital and his injuries were told is not life- threatening. no westbound about a suspect thus far -- word about a suspect thus far. an official says the stabbing stemmed from app argument and police are stacking to the -- talking to the victim at this hour. a memorial service was held today in queens for the 265 people killed when american airline flight 587 crashed 14 years ago today. mayor bill de blasio arrived in bell view -- bell harbor a half hour before the service to speak with relatives of victims. you may remember last year he angered families when he showed up late. today he told the crowd that he hopes time will ease their pain. increased talk of a federal reserve rate hike next month. leading to a selloff on wall street. the dow down 254 points, the that has dock down nearly 62. the s&p losing 29 and change. as we continue with eyewitness news at 6:00 on this
it happened last week on east 169th street and morrisania section. police justifying us this video a short time ago. the victim was not hit by any of the bullets. new at 6:00 he's been talked abdomen for years but tonight finally an agreement to build new $20 billion train tunnel under the hudson river. this is the one that governor christie derailed three years ago. >> it will take at least 15 years to build. plenty of reasons to build it but there's one really big one -- the existing tunnel is more than 100 years old. >> here's mitt cool reporter dave evans. >> reporter: they have suffered for years while the politicians bicker. governor christie refused to support the earlier project. but finally an agreement now the pay for two new tubes that will double train capacity under the hudson. >> this is a serious problem. if we do nothing. >> reporter: the senator schumer championed the project
year-old tunnels might collapse within ten years. >> should the tunnels collapse there will be a recession. their jobs. >> reporter: governors cuomo and christie agreed to pay for half the project. the federal government hammering out the project here pay half. commuters are grateful but not celebrate just yet. >> oh, we needed it years ago. >> reporter: when do you think it's finally going to be here? >> eventually ten years, john i'll be here. >> the trains are packed on a daily basis, anything they can do would be great. >> it's going to take about ten years. >> my kids will enjoy it on their commute. >> reporter: the seasonal situation became dire when sandy hit. the corrosive effect of all the saltwater made things much worse. insiders say commuters complaining made difference. >> their frustrations and anger, their lack of tolerance for sill examine trains that weren't working, their voices really help today get lot of
>> reporter: the project will cost about $20 billion. we still don't know exactly how new york and new jersey will pay for about half that amount. but at least today a major step forward. at penn station, dave evans, channel 7 eyewitness news. breaking news now. video of a man wanted in the rape of a woman on the lower east side the morning. >> reporter: i was telling you were waiting for surveillance video. we now have that video. this is the suspect cops say actually was lurking around not one, not two, but three apartment buildings one in chinatown and one on the east village and then here in the lower east side looking for a woman to rape. actually attacked two women early this morning one at 5:40 and one at 7:00 and unsuccessfully they were both able to get away were finding up ear -- before finding up here in the -- winding up here in the baruch houses at 9:00 this morning, a woman was
letting herself into the apartment when this suspect approached her and pushed her into her apartment and then raped her before stealing her phone and then running a way on foot. police very much would like you the look at this video. if you recognize this man they're hoping you call the police, either at the crime stoppers hotline at 800577 tips or your local precinct on 911. we will of course continue to follow this. this video will be at abcny7. and we will have more on this story throughout the night on our social media channels and on eyewitness news at 11:00. fornow we are live on the lower east side, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. all right josh with that important update. thank you. a convenience store in connecticut destroyed by fire. firefighters finding heavy fire in the rear of the store when they arrived at the strip mall in norwalk this afternoon. flames spreading to the ceiling to neighboring businesses but the fire chief says they stopped the spread and prevented major damage to those stores. fortunately, nobody was hurt. and just ahead on eyewitness news, bad news if you are one of those people that likes the stand in line --
wal-mart is revamping its year. the retailer eliminating the hourly door buster salts which have been linked to scuffles between customers, instead all deals and discounts will be available at the same time. stores will open at 6:00 p.m. thanksgiving. deals on the company's website will start 3:00 a.m. our time. also this year they say nearly all day online discounts will be available online as well. that micks sense doesn't it? a good place the find them. >> online discounts should been line as well -- online as well. you're a big door buster person and now you have to change your plans. >> no, no, i'm a big sited home -- at home person.
>> got to be careful if you're traveling tomorrow. we haven't had like the real blustery day yet. and here we are november 13th. friday the 13th and some gusty winds around. also my wife isobits day. yes. looking at the george washington bridge. kemberly richardson was traveling back from her story earlier in the evening, this is about an hour, hour and a half ago ask the skies were looking ominous, good reminder tomorrow that travel over the area bridges and overpasses will not be as simple tomorrow. you get a big gust of wind and just make sure you pay attention tomorrow. looking at midtown manhattan. looks phantasim out there. ad -- fantastic out there. little cloudiness but it looks fantastic out there. we're at 60 degrees and 78% humidity. the wind out of the south 9 gusting to 18 miles per hour. the pressure still on the fall. the high today 60. still running five degrees above average. and tomorrow is another day above average. rainfall has been very light. there are the sunrise and sunset times not done with the rainfall gussets. 56 stan hope and 52 mount
olive. you can see rain within an hour so. new york city closer to 8:00. so over i-80 on i-78 between 7:00 8:00 and then after that is connecticut and long island and hal halve and down the -- hudson valley and down the shore. again all very mild in advance temperature the front. so -- of the front. so southwest wind 10, 20 miles per hour. 8:00 it's 57 and certainly warm for n football at metally -- november football at metlife stadium for bills and jets. maybe a shower through the first quarter and then we clear things out. 25-mile-per-hour gust by morning at 49-degrees and then in the mid 50s. temperatures are okay and partial sunshine looks great out the window. but you'll definitely see the trees going back and forth tomorrow with wind gusts of 40 miles an hour in the afternoon hours. so west southwest wind 10 to 20 at kickoff. showers leaving the area. and pretty mild the rest of the game should be great. a couple of showers over the merrick and i-95 racing past norwalk and bridgeport. so definitely a couple of slick spots there. little brief shower going across bergen and lower westchester. otherwise it's this area here that was actually some thunderstorms about an hour ago.
it's weakening but it will move into northern new jersey and the next 30 minutes or so. so through about 8:00, 9:00 we have to worry about a couple of showerings what's behind that? wind gusts near 40 miles an hour. there's the futurecast. showing the showers weakening but reaching the hudson valley and northeast new jersey and new york city at 8:00. after 9:00 leaving long island and connecticut. wind gusts tomorrow morning 25 but during the afternoon, that's sustain at 20 and some wind gusts that could push 40 miles an hour. so it's certainly getting gusty tomorrow at 58. so an evening shower clearing then breezy. 49. for tomorrow, it's 58. breezy in the morning and then getting windy as the day goes on and winds are cranking during the afternoon. a high of 58. tomorrow night still windy and then we're getting chilly. 42. feeling lightning freezing buck -- like freezing by morning north and west. it's a blustery day on saturday. there's the windchills on saturday morning. upper 20s to middle 30s. up to 50 in the afternoon won't feel that warm.
jersey. not lasting too long. it will be cold and blustery. >> i'm not complaining about that at all. it's going to be hot tonight at the meadowlands when rex ryan comes back with the bills to face the jets, rob powers is there with a preview. night here at the meadowlands and what a night it should be. straight ahead on eyewitness news, jets, bills rex, the former coach comes calling, let's see if some of his old teammates and old smells like spaghetti with johnsonville italian sausage. my favorite. bad news. the johnsonville factory burned down brian. it's terrible. well if you can't serve tasty sausage why are we even a family? i may as well move out. well, if that's what yo... you're right. i'll stay. and tomorrow we're going to help johnsonville rebuild that factory. i'll take dinner in my room, with chocolate milk. make pasta tastier with johnsonville italian sausage.
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on television know what this game is really about. it's all about rex ryan's return. get inside the stadium now. the bills rolled into the stadium late this afternoon. and the coach made his way down the tunnel. it's his new team against his old team tonight. rex ryan, six years as the jets' heads coach. everything was so great and then so south. it's been 318 days since he was fired and tonight rex is back. >> the jets are coming. >> you know i plan on being here a long time. you know i say the way it is. i believe this is the year we're going to do it. at no point you know, was i like -- i love -- well i had this one circled. >> you know he can say this is just another game all he wants. and just got to believes this special for ryan. fired after winning only four games last season. his old teem is already won five this year.
made m paw lee a co-captain for the game. he broke yes know smith's -- geno smith's jaw with a locker room punch. >> have you guys surprised? >> the next question? how else will ryan try to move the spotlight away from his return? >> we're checking on that right now. [ laughter ] >> so is ryan and the bills come to the meadowlands for the game. fighting injuries and sure. >> just got to step up and play. >> but more than ready to get a sixth win than take a ten day break between games. >> i don't care if rex is coaching, whoever. just another game. man. >> nope, this one is about rex. and the jets. remember? what he said on hi waif town? >> this is -- this has my team. this is the only team that i want to coach. >> well, we shall see. so we'll have more on that game in just a bit. for now let's talk about the giants because they play here at the med delands on sunday -- meadow land on sunday. they host the undefeated new england patriots.
patriots are here at the meadowlands. for giants running back shane be a ryan sweeney, this game -- barine, this game has more meaning. >> it's a great test and great opportunity i think. you know, it's a great chance for us to test what we got. you know, up against an undefeated team. >> all right, it is too time once again when we glance into the football future. it's time for the powers pick and frog know sis of -- prognosis. i have to go -- the jets come in 5-3. the bills come in 4-3. rex is in town but now it's game time and rex being here won't amount to a hill of beans within a matter of hours. both teams need this one. this game will be about the fellows on the field healthy enough to play and that includes a new jets kicker and the game might come down to him. the prognosis welcomes rex back to familiar territory.
the 19-16 be t jets get this one but as always i have to get back@stadium. light traffic and the tunnel. we made it back. made it back in time for kickoff. it's the jets and it's the bills, it's one big game. we have it covered for you later on tonight. until then, rob power, see you late ertz tonight. >> the different -- >> manning the phone booth man. >> busted. >> he did it. thank you rob. we'll see you at 11:00. on that note let's check in be sade to -- with sade to see what's coming up tonight. >> bill fire bombs caught on camera, a suspect seen setting a car on fire, but what was behind the destructive crime? >> plus one of the most expensive diamonds in the world now in the hands of a 7-year- old girl. those stories and much more tonight on eyewitness news at 11:00. >> probably pretty happy about it. i'm bill ritter. >> and i'm liz cho, "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up mention, sunrise returns -- eyewitness news