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dash cam video. a new jersey state trooper accused of drinking and driving and rear-ending another car. now new at 11:00, for the first time
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we're hearing from the woman in the car he hit. but first a wet and windy night, heavier rain falling for most of the night. how much will stick around for your morning commute? good evening at 11:00. i'm bill ritter. >> and i'm sade baderinwa. the umbrellas were out tonight in harlem as people walking outside were doing what they could to stay drive. >> meteorologist lee goldberg predicted it. he's at the weather wall. >> we went from drizzle to a del uge this evening. we're still balmy at 63 and a south wind at 8 miles per hour getting ready to shift over to the southwest. we had .2 of an inch or less at 6:00. inch and a half in the park. inch and a half in white plains. we're still picking up the amounts on the eastern end of long island. 40 miles per hour in places like laguardia. most areas along the coast, 25 to 30. look at the wind stream lines. a cold front coming through here bringing an end to the rain.
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has shifted to connecticut and long island. still lighter rains in new york city. it's ended over western new jersey. last drops in the city right 12:30, 1:00. then finally we're dry by dawn with the skies clearing out. heavy rain will linger over long island and connecticut the next few hours but for all of us it's dry by dawn. that balmy wind is going to turn brisk. weekend chill. new at 11:00, we're hearing from the woman rear ended from a new jersey state trooper now charged with driving drunk. the incident caught on dash cam and what this woman has to say is more than disturbing. n.j. burkett near the scene off the garden state parkway. >> rest area in the garden state parkway where a minor accident has become a major problem for a new jersey state
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trooper. the accident happened last month but the dashcam video has just now been released and the motorist is speaking out tonight for the >> he had a gun and he was drunk. he was in a lot of trouble. >> reporter: weeks later kim wilson is too shaking. her car has just been rear ended by a new jersey state police cruiser but the trooper she says is disheveled and incoherent, and a bottle cap tumbles out of his shirt which he's wearing inside out. >> it looked like he just got out of bed. >> reporter: kim said she called 911 and got scared. >> i'm like, where's your weapon? and he lifted his shirt up and i could see he had his gun on him, then the magazine fell on the ground. when that happened, i lost it. >> reporter: the trooper, identified as sergeant first class michael roadside, was on duty at the time.
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in the dash cam video kim tells the responding trooper that sergeant roadside offered to pay her not to report the accident. and in the video he questions sergeant roadside, who apparently blames his condition on a recent surgical procedure. >> i had a surgery. i'm under anesthesia right now. when he was discharged is not clear. he was later charged with dwi. >> he sat in his car behind me with his weapon on him for a very long time while we were waiting for the supervisor to come and i felt very vulnerable. >> reporter: kim doesn't need a dash cam video to remember what happened but she's relieved tonight to know there is one. >> it's harder to cover something like that up. >> to be clear, there is no allegation that the sergeant ever threatened kim with his gun. his blood alcohol level, however, registered .16.
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double the legal limit and he's since been suspended. kim was not immediately hospitalized but is being treated for neck and back n.j. burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. now to the latest on the deadly attacks in paris. police in france and belgium conducting more than 600 raids since they coordinated assaults more than one week ago. dna confirming the so called mastermind of the paris attacks, abdelhamid abaaoud was killed in a paris suburb. abaaoud linked to up to six terror plots thwarted since this spring. we're getting our first look at the female terror suspect who blew herself up during wednesday's rain. she's been identified as abaaoud's cousin. abc news obtaining new video the moment the 26-year-old detonated her suicide vest. the blast sending a fireball erupting out of a window.
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french lawmakers today to extend a nationwide state of emergency. french president francois holland giving the word to intensify air strikes in syria and iraq. isis issues a new threat today following yesterday's regurgitated video of threatening new york. this time the terror group targets the white house saying it will turn black with fire, this as we learn how much concern there is among law enforcement about isis sympathizers here in the u.s. >> just last night hours ago we were watching a virtually unprecedented appearance with the mayor and the police commissioner right here talking about how safe times square is, how heavy the police presence. they are gone but the police presence endures and will for the foreseeable future. police heavily armed. their m4 rifles at the ready. >> reporter: the isis propaganda machine spit out a new attempt to intimidate
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americans today, this time promising to turn the white house black with fire. it's the third video in two days, one of them threatening times square. the highly produced videos among 90,000 messages isis pumps out on social media every day. >> we're operating around the clock to uncover and disrupt any plot. >> reporter: the good news, federal law enforcement says there's no connection at all between any of the paris attackers and the united states. >> we're not aware of any credible threat here of a paris-type attack. >> reporter: but the bad news, there is plenty of concern and a daunting task for the fbi with ongoing terror investigations in all 50 states targeting more than 900 isis sympathizers. requiring at least 30 agents for one suspect. >> the threat here focuses primarily on troubled souls in america who are being inspired or enabled online to do
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>> back live, this display of force was in the works long before the attacks in paris. city officials say times square could be the safest place in the city if not the world. we're live in times square, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. the refugee debate raging on tonight. threats of a presidential veto failing to stop an overwhelming vote in the house that has some in the senate asking if all this is an over reaction. the house in a blow to president obama voting 289 to 137 in favor of a hastily drafted bill requiring new fbi background checks and high level sign-offs for refugees. critics say the measure will do nothing to enhance national security. >> we have an inconsiderably rigorous screening process for when we accept refugees. most refugees as we learn that we're accepting are mothers and children and old men. >> but the vote's margin of
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enough to override any veto from the president. senator reed believers the bill will not survivor in the senate. a vigil in new jersey tonight for a woman found murdered 10 days after she vanished. friends and family gathered in newark in honor of 50-year-old pamela davis. her body discovered bound and decapitated in the garage of a home on south 11th street last week just a few doors from her home. police are questioning a man who rents the home where she was found. so far no arrests. the cold case murder of a teacher in new jersey now boiling hot after they arrests three suspects. the men are charged with the murder of milton in 2009. the 33-year-old red bank teacher killed in her apartment in neptune. police say the suspects plan to burglarize an empty apartment but broke in to milton's home by mistake. all three suspects in prison for other crimes. another murder, this one on long island where cops in nassau tonight looking for a killer.
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the body of susan goldfarb found bound and gagged in her bed. cause of death, asphyxiation. police say there are no signs of forced entry. a candlelight vigil for kenneth chamberlain, an emotionally disturbed man shot and killed by police in westchester county four years ago. family and friends coming together in white plains calling for justice for the 68-year-old man. police say they shot chamberlain after he came after them with a knife and hatchet. a government report ruled the shooting totally justified. a somber anniversary tomorrow for the family of akai gurley, an innocent man shot and killed by a new york cop who will soon stand trial. gurley's family plans to meet with the da and attend a vigil. mr. gurley, who had committed no crime, shot by peter liang. liang charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide. as we continue this thursday night, flying for the holidayings. -- for the holidays. >> plus
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the subway train with no shoes. she gets a big surprise from one rider. >> meteorologist lee goldberg just press clean and let roomba from irobot help with your everyday messes. roomba navigates your entire home cleaning up pet hair and debris for up to 2 hours. which means your floors are always clean. you and roomba from irobot better together . it's the holidays. which means a house full of people -- who all want to get online. so it's the perfect time for verizon fios. it has the fastest internet and wifi available.
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a warning tonight from the tsa to travelers, get to the holiday. the tsa predicting the busiest season ever for holiday air travel. officials are warning flyers to get to the airport two hours later because potential delays. three months away from shilling sandwiches for the world's largest restaurant chain, tonight jared fogle sits behind bars. he was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after he formally pled guilty to as 16. he must pay his 14 victims $100,000 each in restitution. an mta bus driver temporarily blinded when a passenger shined a red laser right in his direction. the driver able to pull over when it happened.
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this in the tremont about two dozen passengers got off the bus safely. johnson thought he had seen it all in his 24 years behind the wheel before this. >> i've been assaulted before. it's startling that someone wouldn't even think about life to shoot a laser at an operator. >> fortunately he was not seriously hurt. the 52-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a new model bus with a camera. police now looking at that surveillance video. a special honor tonight for dozens of new york city detectives recognized for their outstanding work on the force. 40 detectives from precinct across brooklyn gathered at brooklyn borough hall to be awarded for their distinguished service. officials say their efforts on current and former cases led to thousands of arrests. a random act of kindness. that's all it took for a homeless woman to get a new pair
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taking off her shoes and giving them to the barefoot homeless woman. the good samaritan taking a picture of the barefoot woman, barefoot no more. that's when that one act of kindness sparked another. here's aj ross. >> everybody's getting off work and everybody's on their phone. >> reporter: in a crowded 3 train in times square during peak rush hour, kay brown took notice of a perfect stranger, a homeless woman whose weary journey one could only imagine. >> she just had a tiny little raggedy shirt and like a jacket. bare feet. not socks. feet. >> reporter: qui etly and discreetly kay said she approached the woman and offered the shoes off her own feet, which happened to be a perfect match. >> she asked me like are you sure? i said yes, of course. she started put ting them on and started crying. it was amazing and she just put them on and left.
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>> reporter: it was a brief and touching exchange for kay who planned to walk home in socks before another man offered her another pair to go over her own. >> wouldn't you want someone to show compassion to you and not walk by you? what if you were the person who needs? >> reporter: overwhelmed and inspired by the ripple effects, kay shared the experience with friends and family on facebook. it's a post that's since gone viral, prompting people around the world to pay it forward. >> right now there's so many terrible things happening. absolutely terrible things happening. so i wasn't trying to do that to pat my own back. i just wanted to be like, this was really cool. this was an awesome moment for me and i wanted to share it with other people and i can't believe how something so small has turned in to something so great. >> kay says she hasn't seen the woman since but she hopes others will be inspired to help instead of looking past those in need. aj ross, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> what a great story. >> not small. it's a big deal.
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in between shows i had to mc the stand with us gala and it was just pouring down drenching rain. it's good to know it's now out of here. it's over connecticut? >> it was teeming. east of the city now and will be gone by dawn. visibility near the george washington bridge. it's still pretty low. it will be an easier ride tomorrow morning. bit of a across breeze coming in out of the northwest. 63. so balmy right now and the low is 57. inch and a half of rainfall, still above average. there are your sunrise and sunset times. it will be a pretty friday. even when the front has gone through, the numbers aren't falling too rapidly. it will be fairly mild for november in the mid 50s but we're in the low 60s right now and the cold air is lagging way behind the fronts in the 30s in chicago. that's the type of chill that will try to get to us over the weekend. saturday night in to sunday and monday. so by early tomorrow morning, any clouds over the east end of long island, still a noticeable
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mostly sunny during the middle 50s. probably feeling like about 50 degrees or so. breeze. there's the heavy rain it's back down to babylon. this will go through suffolk county. your rainfall amounts have been light. still a down to sandy hook. westchester, putnam, fairfield counties, still light to jersey. look at the winds coming out ahead of the front and now drying and the clouds withering behind the front. watch the futurecast here. still another few hours till the rain clears the east end, then by dawn other than early clouds in the twin forks, we have a a cool breeze. it will feel brisk outside but the afternoon is gorgeous, a lot of sunshine and temperatures should be in the middle 50s. tomorrow. 56 degrees. front swings off few high clouds around. it's a better half of the weekend.
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look at it's going to be a few inches of snow in chicago over the weekend. our concern is where does this storm go over the weekend? breezy and cooler. mostly sunny a a.m. lingering clouds east . for tomorrow it's 56. mostly sunny and again a breezy brisk day. less wind. it will be in the feeling 52, sun and cloud. sunday we've been rain in the morning. good news with that trend. might be a brief shower north and clouds will give way to sun so i'm not concerned about any damp by monday, that's your coldest day in the 30s. we do have to watch i think we're okay and that will after that the all clear. nice and normal on tuesday. big travel day, 52. eastern third of the looks great. right now the early call for thanksgiving, partly to mostly sunny and 54, not a lot of wind to worry about for the balloons for the parade.
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up next, the $45,000 thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant and it comes with something special. >> also, genetically engineered salmon approved by the fda. we'll tell you when it could be made available. >> but first let's check in with jimmy kimmel to see who's on the show tonight. >> tonight the series finale of scandal high. we're shutting down hollywood boulevard for one direction and this lady, what is your name?
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controversy over decision by the fda concerning salmon. the fda has approved genetically modified salmon. it's the first genetically altered animal approved for human consumption in the u.s. critics have dubbed it franken-fish. the fda says the faster growing genetically altered salmon is safe to eat and there is no biologically relevant differences. >> except that it's genetically altered. a new york city steakhouse bringing back its thanksgiving engagement dinner. the meat packing district offering a $45,000 meal. this year's package includes a diamond engagement ring, dinner for eight, a shopping spring at burg dorf's and three nights at the waldorf. three people last year bought the $35,000 dinner. better be some darn good steak and a great diamond ring. all
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>> i don't have that one. [ laughter ] straight ahead on eyewitness news, we get a rematch of last year's eastern conference finals. the blue shirts looking to stay hot against the lightning tonight. it's become a tradition for the yankees general manager. sleeping on a sidewalk for a good ca
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hockey fans get ready. this is your night to lead in sports. >> because it was a good game for a lot of different reasons here. twice in their history, the rangers have won 10 straight games. tonight already off to the best overall start in franchise history. the rangers had a chance to win 10 in a row for a third time in history. down 1-0 late thursday period. rangers benefit from an awful turnover. dominic moore scores. the rangers get bit by the turnover bug on their power play. ryan mcdonagh gives up the puck. it's in. with 1:05 to play. rangers lose it 2-1.
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ends at 9. the yankees figure to be right there in the mix, but tonight instead of pounding the pavement, their gm hits the streets for a reason that had nothing to do with baseball. >> reporter: the streets of manhattan under the watchful eye of covenant house and solidarity. cashman joining 700 leaders nationwide sleeping outside on this chilly, rainy, windy night on a sidewalk to raise awareness for the plight of kids who do the same every night. >> i cannot even fathom the world they have to try to work through. >> these 200 people who are sleeping in manhattan, we're sending a message we want to end homelessness, we care about these kids and their dreams. >> reporter: 1800 people are in shelters every night. cashman is a covenant house board member. this is the fifth time he's been apart of operation sleepout. baseball and the
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yankees and the job, never really far from his thoughts, even on this night. >> i talked to one club just now literally as i was pulling in through the rain and he asked me specifically, do you got your cell? i said i do. i'm open for business all night. today's baseball awards, most valuable players awards. the nationals' bryce harper, unanimous pick. still young and still getting better. he played most of the season at 22 years of age. that makes him nine months younger than rookie of the year kris bryant. in the american league, josh donaldson. .297, 41 homers, 123 rbi. made the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years. big college basketball game on campus at st. john's. red storm against rutgers. been a good start for both teams. rutgers jumps out to a 16-point lead. bishop daniels scored 21 points.
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lead second half. federico mussini was big in this one. st. john's up 2. rutgers with a last second shot. it's daniels. the shot was too late. st. john's wins 61-59. they're 3-0. rutgers goes to 2-1. seton hall in the charleston classic against long beach state. isaiah whitehead, 21 points for the pirates. they battle back from down 16. long beach state holds off the charge. we have a last second shot but it doesn't fall and seton hall loses 80-77. the first loss of the season. i said we'd be talking baseball all the way to opening day,
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