tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC January 18, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
have a great monday. dangerously icy roads are blamed for a cluster of vehicles colliding on the bronx river parkway. eyewitness news is live in westchester county with what out. >> brooklyn subway riders on the n train, we have to know. >> a deal has been reached that could save championship horse drawn carriages from a threatened ban.
>> we celebrate the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king junior in his 31st year and what the holiday really means. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. this is monday, january 18th. meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill evans with a chilly forecast. >> yes. this will take your breath away on a monday morning. a lot of folks have the day off. stay snuggled in bed. temperatures are actually very cold this morning, below freezing, 29 is what we are loaning at across the area. mid-20s through the morning. heather i will let you take it from here. we will talk about the windchills which are ten degrees or colder through the afternoon. >> get yourself something to drink, amy freeze. you can't come on this shift and choke on us like that. we have the bronx river parkway
elm street an accident no doubt because of these icing conditions. i am not seeing a lot of them reported at this point. you want to use caution. all lanes are closed down on the bronx river parkway. by the way, give yourself ex there time to chip the ice off your car. it took a while for me. n trains not stopping at 86th, avenue u, kings highway and fort hamilton parkway. through brooklyn n trains are skipping those spots. long island railroad on a holiday schedule. new jersey transit on a weekend schedule. metro north on a saturday schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. metered are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. breaking news right now in the bronx. police say a suspect has been shot during an apparent robbery attempt. this happened in the last 30 minutes at east 178th and creston avenue in tremont. the suspect is in the hospital.
two other suspects are still on the loose and we will have a live report at the top of the hour. slick and dangerous road conditions lead to a messy situation in westchester county. take a look at this pile up in yonkers. 14 cars were involved. it happened on the southbound parkway where it merges with the sprain brook. a number of people were hurt. all of the injuries appear to be minor. happening today, brooklyn commuters who take the n train have to find another way to into -- into manhattan. dray clark is live in borough mark with what you need to know. >> reporter: no doubt a big change and major inconvenience for 15,000 commuters that ride the line every day. the mta says the shut down is absolutely necessary to do renovation work that it says is long overdo.
subway stations that are closed on the manhattan pound n line stretching from 8th avenue in sunset park to 86th street in bensonhurst. the next 14 months the mta plans to give the closed stations a new look by installing new doors, floors and windows. crumbling platforms will be rebuilt and the communication system like loud speakers will be replaced. elevators will be added to some of the stops. the mta first announced the plans to close the station in fair warning. some commuters are convinced the mta is being a bit ambitious in believing it can get everything done in 14 months. >> it's ridiculous. 14 months no manhattan bound service. 14 months it will be 17 months, closer to 20 months and then they will flip it around. it's a mess.
manhattan side is done, then it will switch over to the brooklyn bound side. essentially we are talking about a more than two years project that it will take them that long to get both sides done. it will be an inconvenience for commuters but the mta says the commuters will enjoy the difference once everything is complete. live in brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. passengers were evacuated after a power outage shut down all air trains at newark airport last night. a port authority spokesperson said the system lost power about three hours. buses were used to shuttle folks but many were stuck on trains for a long time. a florida woman stuck on a train spoke to us and shared her video.
nobody really told us what was going on. passengers freed had to walk along the air train track to the nearest station. port authority it is investigating the cause of the outage. on to the agreement in the fight over new york city's carriage horses. according to the city council, the agreement will reduce the number of licensed horses from approximately 180 to 110 by december 1st. it requires a stable be build within championship by okay -- by october 1 of 2018. for more, go to our web site, abc7ny. police want your help in finding four suspects that ganged up on a man and robbed him in east harlem. take a look at the man detectives are search willing for. they stole earrings and an iphone from a man. they kicked and punched him before running off. the victim is expected to be okay. a driver is charged in a deadly accident in new jersey
the boy and his mother were walking saturday in highland park when a car jumped the curb and struck the pair. a 6-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. his mother in critical conditions. prosecutors charged a 21-year- old would two counts of aggravated assault. in new jersey, family and friends are mourning the loss of 22-year-old devorah stubin. the jewish memorial chapel in clifton was filled to capacity. stu bin's car -- stubin's car was pulled from the passaic river saturday her body inside. family members say she suffered from seizures. police don't know if that lead to the car crash. today is the 31st observance of the martin luther
it celebrates his birth. president reagan signed the law. for more than 20 years the focus of the day is citizen action and volunteer service. there are a number of events honoring reverend king. among them, mayor de blasio and the first lady attended a contribute at the brooklyn academy of music. there is a protest, several marches planned at nine u.s. airports including laguardia and newark liberty holding a day of civil di obedience as they call for higher wages. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist amy freeze with a clear throat with a chilly accuweather forecast. >> yes. the winds might help with that today if you have the same issue. gusty winds up to 30 miles per hour. through the afternoon, we are expecting to see upper 30s. combined with what we have going on with the winds gusting all day, already a 38 miles per
these winds out of the northwest will be sharp and steady throughout the day. that will keep it cold. we could get a few light flurries and heavier snow showers through the northern county. windchill is a factor for everybody. feeling like the low to mid- teens through the morning hours. feeling like the single digits into tonight, the commute home and overnight we could have sub- zero windchills. temperatures. through the morning hours, maybe we make it to the upper 20s by later this afternoon. planning this day, a high of 29 by 4:00. then we will see the temperatures continue to dip going down to the teens here in the city. more on the windchills and when we could see relief from the cold in the accuweather seven- day forecast. the latest on the commute with heather o'rourke. good morning, amy. this is the l.i.e. near kissena boulevard. not bad ride. things are fine. let's go to the maps and talk about what is happening on the l.i.e.
exit 18 maurice avenue. an accident there. we have two lanes closed down. use caution this morning. we are looking at a closure on the bronx river parkway. this is southbound scarsdale to elm street. an accident there and all lanes are closed down. this could be because of the icing we are dealing with. they have reduced the speeds at the tappan zee to 45 miles per hour because of possible icy patches. as far as mass transit, path trains are a modified weekday schedule. subways on a weekday schedule. long island railroad a holiday schedule. new jersey transit, weekend or major holiday schedule and metro north on a saturday schedule. alternate side of the street alternate sides are suspended today but you have to feed the meters. lori and ken, over to you. still ahead "eyewitness news this morning," the search
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>> it is a mess. you are right. meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill with the forecast. how are you doing? >> good, lori and ken. it's cold. winds are brutal. subfreezing temperatures the next two days. starting off while we could get a mix of sun and clouds it is not comfortable. 30 is the reading in central park. winds are gusting up to 30 miles per hour. we will continue to see the winds out of the northwest through tomorrow afternoon. 38 miles per hour wind in monticello. that is the top speed. we won't rule out seeing 40 miles per hour anywhere on the map. the wake-up windchills are in the single digits. in monticello, you have a strong wind gust. feeling like 5 in newark. 3 in belmar and islip feeling like 4 degrees. throughout the afternoon, temperatures below the freezing mark. best time for sunshine early on then the clouds roll back in. maybe a flurry can fly around the boroughs but mainly the
northern counties, sullivan, ulster, dutchess. that's where we could see a heavier snow shower creating a coating. other than that, not much in the way of snow and cold. futurecast windchill throws the three below windchill to start off late tonight. outlying areas could be below zero. most places in the feels like of single digits or around zero. waking up tomorrow to still bitter cold across the area. enough to take your breath away. make sure you are bundled up this morning and tomorrow morning. expect cold temperatures. now, on the futurecast, as far as precipitation, a light flurry or two. not a real big deal. there is the lake-effect snow. that brings another 6 inches to parts of upstate like albany could get up to an inch. of snow. that same driving northwest wind into our area could produce a light coating for parts of northwestern new jersey, late tonight and early tomorrow morning.
we go to 29 for the afternoon high. feels like 7 degrees once we get into 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. for tonight, it's windy with sub-zero windchill. 19 on the thermometer. it feels like 7 degrees overnight in the city. then we wake up to feels like temperatures that are still in the single digits, 10 or colder and that's because of the wind. the wind remains very cold right through really wednesday morning. then we will start to see the weather. not as harsh. temperatures will return to the upper 30s. by thursday colder around -- less colder around here. temperatures push back to the mid-30s as another cold front approaches the area. this could bring us snow. we will focus on that throughout the week. definitely not as harsh as temperatures are in the middle to upper 30s. saturday and sunday upper 30s to near 40. a lot of people have questions about the storm coming in friday to saturday. but just too far ahead to give us an exact track or many
just snowe there will be storm in parts of the eastern region when we close out this week. as far as snow, nobody got much, an inch or less to coat the car or the sidewalk. but it got everybody wondering maybe it will be a winter after all. >> it was a reminder. >> i think of the people with the new snow blowers that are most ants see to see the snow. on that note holland tunnel had police activity. ramps to the holland tunnel are closed off because of this ongoing police activity t.n trains are skipping spots through brooklyn. 86th, avenue u, kings highway, 1th avenue and fort hamilton parkway.
dray clark will tell us more about that. bronx river parkway south scarsdale into elm street an accident. all lanes are closed down. keep that in mind. that could cause ice out there. two lanes are closed off through this spot. holiday schedule long island railroad. weekend for new jersey transit. metro north is on a saturday schedule. path trains a modified weekday. subways weekday. reduced weekday for buses and street cleaning rules are suspended in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. the search for two missing marine helicopters that went down in hawaii enters the 4th day today. coast guard says debris consistent with the type of helicopters they are looking for have been recovered. the choppers were carrying a total of 12 marines when they went down during a training
investigators say they did not receive a distress call. a utah police officer was killed by a suspect. the pair ran from a car accident. the officer was shot in the head and later died at the hospital. shortly after he was shot by the suspect, cory lee henderson, he was killed in a shoot out with police. an officer that was injured in the gun battle has undergone surgery. the woman is on the run. a deadly shooting in philadelphia at a homeless shelter. a man was kicked out of the shelter because he was drunk. when he returned yesterday morning to get his belongings, he got in an argument with an employee, pulled out a gun and opened fire. two shelter employees were hit and one died. jesse jackson said the lead water emergency.
he called for justice as people rely on bottled water to get by. he said the people of flint need to be unified in the face of betrayal. the city tried to save money by switching water suppliers. >> this is a disaster zone not just an emergency. maybe there should be duct tape around the city because flint is a crime scene. >> reporter: documents show that state and city officials were told about the toxic water back in june but they didn't release the information for another three months. california had double the reason to throw a party this weekend. >> happy birthday to you >> nicholas ortiz turned 102. he got to celebrate his 82nd wedding anniversary with his wife.
mark the occasion from the kids to their grand central parkway grandkids. the couple said the secret to a long marriage is respect, affection and not sweating the small stuff. >> at that age, what is the small stuff. >> they have been through it all. coming up on "eyewitness news this morning," a satellite launches into space. just ahead, why the landing didn't go quite as planned. >> a bronx community is on edge after a man is beaten
welcome back. one small step for man but another set back for spacex. the falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered an ocean monitoring into orbit but toppled landing on a barge in the pacific because one of the support legs didn't lock as planned. two previous attempts to land a rocket on barge in the atlantic failed. let's check in with meteorologist amy freeze and the accuweather forecast. >> lori and ken, it will be cold today. not just temperatures below the freezing point but a wind coming out of the northwest up to 35 miles per hour. that will make the feels-like
digits most of the afternoon. be ready for that. a flurry could fly. not a big deal with the snow. instead it's the biting wind and the windchill. below 32 degrees the next eight hours. the accuweather seven-day forecast shows a nice trend to the mid- to upper-30s and a return to above normal perhaps by the time we get to sunday. before that there is a chance for a coastal storm. big story is just how cold it is out there. heather o'rourke is standing by. you had to chip away. >> i had to chip a way for a while. give yourself extra time if you are driving to work and you park your car outside. we have the bronx river parkway southbound scarsdale street, all lanes closed down as a result. on to the l.i.e. eastbound near exit 18 maurice with a crash. minor delays george washington holland tunnel. we had police activity at the
the ramps were closed to the holland tunnel. everything has been reopened. that earlier police activity has been cleared away. the n trains are skipping spots as you go through brooklyn. dray clark will give us more information about that. long island railroad on a holiday schedule. new jersey transit weekend. metro north on a saturday schedule. suspended today. metered in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. comedian tracy morgan is set to return to tv in his first role since he was left seriously hurt in a crash on the new jersey turnpike. the actor is set to star in an fx pilot. he will play a criminal released from prison working to blend into society. he made his first public appearance last year after he was involved in a deadly crash in 2014.
musician killed while duck hunting in oklahoma. >> back road anthem played in contribute to their band member. he died when his boat overturned during a storm. the contribute to the late country singer was packed with fans that they added another night's performance in his honor. we are following breaking news as we close in on 5:00. a suspect has been shot after a targeted robbery in the bronx. we are working with police to get the latest details and we will bring them to you at the top of the hour.
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monday, january 1th. martin luther king junior day. some of you are waking up to falling snow. in yonkers. >> for what we can expect the rest of the day, you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and we start with meteorologist amy freeze. >> lori and ken, good morning to the both of you. the snow that is falling in roadways. it may not be amounting to much but sometimes just a little is the worse case scenario. brooklyn to manhattan, skies look good. temperature below freezing, 30 or colder. the wind gusts have been at 28 miles per hour for central park. 29 miles per hour for morristown and 38 for monticello. that is making our wake-up windchill like the single digits in a lot of spots. there are the snow showers trying to make their way in. few and far between. we will continue to see the potential, especially over orange county, new york and
to see light flurries fly and accumulations will be minimum. throughout the day, mainly mid- to upper-20s is what we are expecting. a return to the single digits as far as windchills go tomorrow morning. much more ahead on the cold and the potential for snow around here. right now heather o'rourke is standing by with a look at the traffic. i'm sure that slick roads are slowing folks down. >> we had a 14-vehicle pile up in westchester. so, the bronx river parkway southbound to desmond. they are doing emergency work. they expect the palmer avenue overpass because of that earlier 14-vehicle accident that occurred last night, so all lanes are closed on the bronx river parkway. they are urging motorists to stay off the bronx river parkway. with it closed down, that is a great idea. l.i.e. near exit 18 an accident. two lanes closed through that spot.
the stops in brooklyn, 86th, avenue you, kings highway, new utrecht avenue. weekend holiday schedule nor new jersey transit. metro north saturday schedule. changes with path, subways and buses. street cleaning rules are suspended today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. slick road conditions lead to a pile up in westchester county. drivers are still feeling the effect. this was the scene in yonkers after a 14 car crash on the bronx river parkway. it happened on the southbound park bay where it merges with the sprain brook. ten people were hurt. minor. the southbound parkway is closed between scarsdale and desmond avenue. democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders got aggressive
debate in charleston, south carolina. the latest poll shows bernie sanders could upset hillary clinton in iowa and new hampshire. meghan hughes joins us live in washington with more on how it went. >> the timing is key. the fact that this was the last debate before the iowa caucuses, it was clear last night for hillary clinton and bernie sanders the gloves are off. >> reporter: reporter: in south carolina, hillary clinton and bernie sanders come out defending health care. >> i'm not sure if we are talking about the plan you just 0 introduced tonight or the plan you introduced nine times in the congress. >> that is nonsense. we are not going to tear off the affordable care act. >> clinton slammed sanders on gun control. >> he voted guns on amtrak, into national parks, voted against doing research to
>> reporter: the debate steps away from the charleston church where a white gunman killed nine black worshippers in june. martin o'malley hoping to get an edge on the issue. >> i am the one candidate on this stage that brought people together to pass comprehensive gun safety legislation. >> reporter: sanders refused to discuss bill clinton. >> his behavior was deplorable. have i said anything about that issue? no, i have not. i will debate hillary clinton and martin o'malley on the issues. >> reporter: donald trump was not a big topic of conversation last night. in fact, hillary clinton didn't mention his name once. in washington, meghan hughes, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. >> stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president. "good morning america" picks up our coverage with a live report from south carolina at 7:00
new video just out iraqi goff the jets attacking isis -- government jets striking isis strong points. isis is digging in after recent defeats in the city of ramadi and other parts of western iraq. three of the other americans released by iran in a prisoner exchange are in germany. it's not clear when they will be back in the u.s. they are receiving medical attention at a u.s. military hospital. a fourth freed american has decided to stay in iran. another released independently arrived in massachusetts. one american is still missing after nine years. robert levinson vanished in 2007. the fbi released a statement after this weekend's prisoner exchange calling on iran to find levinson and bring him home safely to his family.
iran has denied holding him. the fbi is offering a $5 million reward leading to levinson and his return. a bronx community will fight back against violence after a man was beaten unconscious in an apparent hate crime. a rally is planned tomorrow morning at ps 119 in soundview. that's where he says he was attacked by two masked men picking up his niece friday afternoon. as he was beaten, he said the muslim. the attacks sent him to the hospital with cuts, bruises and a broken rib. >> >> to be attacked this way, to attack someone because of their faith is something that we community. >> he will not let the attack change what he wears or where he goes.
seven minutes away from weather and traffic and amy freeze in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> lori and ken, if you have to wait outdoors for any amount of time, it's uncomfortable with the wind and the temperature being below freezing. so, you got to be ready for the feels-like temperature to be at 10 degrees or colder in some cases. right now we are below freezing as far as the thermometer goes. sunshine early on. know that it will be uncomfortable all day. any exposed skin will feel the chill. peak wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour in the boroughs. higher than than in monticello. that will be the trend here throughout the day, very strong wind gust. on the accutrack radar and satellite you can see light showers across monroe through orange county, new york this morning. the windchills, i can't emphasize it enough through the afternoon, picking up kids from school, tomorrow morning
will feel temperatures and winds combining to 7 degrees in newburgh is what it will feel like. low teens across the area. despite the thermometer below the freezing point, we could have below zero windchills in the overnight hours. that will do it for the forecast. in a few minutes, we will talk about the cold and a lot of people looking forward to the potential of a storm. let's check out the tappan zee camera. something is happening to the camera. quite possibly it's frozen. let's go to the maps. tappan zee with speeds down to 45 miles per hour because of the icy patches. you want to head that request there to keep the speeds down. bronx river parkway south, scarsdale to desmond, emergency work. they are inspecting the palmer avenue overpass. 14 vehicle accident occurred. we have all lanes closed as a
has two lanes closed east exit accident. brooklyn. dray clark will have more information about that. alternate sides are suspended. metered are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," we are expecting to learn more today western new york. what lead to the deaths of home. >> also ahead, the house party that lead to charges for a long island woman. the guest list that in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, and the lowest taxes in decades, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow.
old woman and 24-year-old man are students. another 24-year-old man found dead at the scene is a former student. investigators say they found a knife near the bodies and believe one of the victims may have killed the other two. a woman in nassau county is facing charges accused of hosting a party for nearly 100 underage drinkers. police received calls about a loud party saturday night at a home in hewlett bay park. responding officers say between 75 and 100 underage partygoers drinking alcoholic beverages. police charged michelle with violating the state's social host law. meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> ken and lori, good morning. this monday is starting off with a bitter blast of air. temperatures are below freezing. our high in the history books
it does not get that warm for the next two days. subfreezing with our temperatures through tuesday into wednesday morning. northwest winds sustained in central park at 17. gusts above that, even up to 31 miles per hour in the last 60 minutes. monticello 38 miles per hour wind the strongest we have seen. we can't rule out a 40 miles per hour wind across the board. strong northwest winds coming in. that is creating the windchill factor in a lot of places. through the afternoon, feeling like 10 or colder with a combination of low temperatures and high winds. here is the chance for snow that we got this morning out of orange county. monroe to yorktown. of snow. not a real big deal but enough to create slick roadways. create your time -- take your time with travel. we have cold air, single digit through the afternoon. overnight hours we could have below zero.
through the after on tuesday, we will see it ease up a bit. relief from the cold doesn't come until wednesday then less harsh and temperatures start to return to near normal for this time of year. arctic air and a biting wind is with us. a coastal storm late in the week. a lot of people will ask about this one. it's the potential to get snow that stacks up around here. we don't know much about the storm. until then flurries for northwest new jersey. not much, a coating at best. late in the week there is the potential friday into saturday to get snow around here that sticks and amounts to something that you could possibly shovel. we know it will be in the east. getting the exact track will be tricky as we get closer. a look at what snow could accumulate, northwest new jersey is the main spot where we see a little bit, a tiny dose, a coating showing up today into tomorrow morning. sunrise at 7:17. feels like just single digits.
tuesday afternoon. now, once we get into the accuweather seven-day forecast, one particular day that we are looking at for the changes. wednesday and thursday being less cold. this day, friday, mostly cloudy and windy. that is the day that we could potentially see the snow late at night into early saturday morning. as far as looking for a big snow, we know it hasn't happened so far this season. a chance coming later in the week. it depends on the track of the storm. way too early to call for an exact location or amount. the ingredients are there. will the recipe deliver in the right area. that is to tampa bay scene, to be announced. to be determined. >> tbd. >> yes. >> you will keep us updated. updating you, n trains not stopping at 86th avenue u,
you trek -- new utrecht until 2017. the bronx river parkway, we have a closure bronx river parkway south scarsdale to desmond with emergency work. street cleaning rules are us spended. metered are in effect. over to you. we are following breaking news in the bronx where a suspect has been shot during an apparent robbery attempt. we have a live report coming up. >> jesse jackson is speaking out about the drinking water
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breaking news in the bronx. two suspects are on the run after a trio of robbers targeted a victim after 4:00 this morning. >> one of the suspects was shot by the victim. mallory hoff is live in tremont with the story. mallory? >> reporter: good morning. preliminary reports coming in right now. investigators are saying it appears that some type of off duty law enforcement officers fired a single shot at a man who was attempting to rob him. take a look at this video. you can see investigators at work here at the scene. this right now, 179th street and creston avenue in the tremont section of the bronx. now, what we are learning is that it appears, according to investigators, that around 4:00 this morning, three men approached this off duty law enforcement officer at which
that officer did in fact fire a single shot. that man shot has been taken to st. barnabas hospital. the extend of his injuries are unclear. what we are learning at this hour is that two men, the two men with that man who was shot, well, they ran in different directions this morning. what we know right now, one wearing a black jacket, another wearing a red jacket. both of these men considered armed and dangerous. one carrying a gun and another carrying a knife. investigators are saying that anyone who is in this area this morning needs to be on the look out for these two men. again, the condition of the man shot unknown and investigators say it appears it was an off duty law enforcement officer that fired that shot when he was walking along the street this morning and those men allegedly attempted to rob him. live in the tremont section of the bronx, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you.
and traffic and meteorologist amy freeze in for bill. >> lori and ken it's cold outside. no question about that. we are in the 20s below freezing. that's where we stay the next two days. mall la pan picked up an inch a lot of the snow is light but enough to make the roadways slick. it does look like we could have a dose of snow in parts of orange county. it won't amount to much but just enough to make the roadways slick. temperatures below freezing but the windchill factor is the main focus. the wind is enough to take your breath away. heather, i think you felt the effects of the snow. >> give yourself a lot of extra time if you keep your car outside because it took me a while to chip the ice off. scarsdale to desmond emergency work. all lanes are closed down. they are inspecting the palmer
14 vehicle pile up we had. long island railroad on a holiday schedule. metro north on a saturday schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. the metered are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," big changes this morning for brooklyn subway riders taking the n train. get ready for some adjustments. >> also ahead, david bowie's
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reverend jesse jackson told a crowded church that everyone has a right to drinkable water. the city's tap water became contaminated after it switched from the detroit water system to the flint river. the cost cutting measure caused lead to leach from old pipes into the water. >> this is a disaster zone, not just an emergency. maybe there should be duct tape around the city because flint is a crime scene. >> local jackson's attention on flint will bring in more funding after michigan's governor said it could cost as much as $40 million to fix the problem. we continue to follow breaking news in the bronx. two suspects on the run after an attempted robbery early this morning. it appears an off-duty officer was the victim that shot a third suspect. we if you're looking to save money on your
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breaking news in the bronx. it appears an off-duty officer was the target of a robbery. a suspect has been shot. two others are at the scene. we will have an update coming up. >> it's an accuweather alert day. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> welcome back. >> good to be back. >> good to have you back. it's monday, january 18th. martin luther king junior day. slick and dangerous road conditions leading to a messy situation in westchester county. take a look at this pile up on the bronx river parkway. 14 cars were involved. it happened on the southbound parkway where it merges with the sprain brook parkway. a number of people were hurt but all of the injuries are said to be minor. >> for what you can expect the rest of the morning, you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill.
mlk day will allow some folks to stay home and get a slower start because you will need extra time. not everybody will see snow but flurries can fly. winds 30 to 40 miles per hour is what we are expecting. windchills are probably the most mild they will be the next 48 hours. feeling like 19 in central park. feels like 16 for staten island. feeling like 18 for laguardia. as far as the accutrack goes, nothing to the south of us but there are streamers off the lakes. we are getting the effect of that through orange county, light snow showers moving through parts of the midhudson valley as well. this is what could create slick roadways. left over with what happened sunday afternoon, a couple of inches in spots between new jersey and new york, not a lot of snow but sometimes it's a little bit that makes all the ditches. the sun will be up at 7:17. we are expecting temperatures in the mid-20s at that time. the temperature dropping off mid-morning.
heather, no question folks are allowing extra time for the cold. >> that's a great idea. you need that extra time to get your car out of the icing condition that it could be in. bronx river parkway southbound scarsdale road to desmond avenue, they are doing emergency work there. they are inspecting the palmer avenue overpass because of the earlier 14 vehicle accident. all lanes are closed. path trains on a modified weekday schedule. subways weekday schedule. buses reduced weekday schedule. holiday schedule for long island railroad. new jersey transit weekend holiday schedule. metro north saturday schedule. n trains are not stopping at any stops in brooklyn. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. don't forget you have to feed the meter. back to the breaking news in the bronx. it appears an off-duty officer was targeted by a group of robbers this morning. one of the suspects was shot.
morning at east 178th and creston avenue in tremont. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live at the scene with an update. what do we know. >> reporter: ken, good morning. in the last few minutes we are learning that the person that fired the sing many shot is, in fact, an off duty nypd officer. he fired a shot at a man attempting to rob him around 4:00 this morning. i want you to take a look at the scene. you can see the single shell casing. this is east 179th street and creston avenue in the tremont section of the bronx. what we learned there were three men this morning who approached that off duty nypd officer and attempted to rob him at which point that officer did, in fact, fire a weapon. the person who was shot was taken to st. barnabas hospital. we are learning that person is expected to be okay. but there were another two men. the other two men with that --
multiple directions this morning. jacket. another a red jacket, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife. anyone in this area this morning is asked to be on the look out for these two men. in the meantime, investigators are searching for them as well and looking into how this situation happened around 4:00 this live in the tremont section of the bronx, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. we continue to follow this day. sign up for breaking news alerts on your mobile device. head to abc7ny.com. a huge commuter alert this morning for those who rely on the n train in brooklyn. nine manhattan bound n train platforms will be closed down the next 14 months. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in borough park. dray? >> good morning, lori. ridiculous is the one word we heard over and over again
they are not happy at all. we are talking about 50,000 day. the mta says it's necessary to do major renovation work that is long overdue. here is a look at the nine stops that will be closed starting this morning stretching from 8th avenue in sunset park to 86th street in bensonhurst. the next 14 months the mta will give the closed station a new look by installing floors, doors and windows. rebuilt and the p.a. installed. letter wheelchair accessible ramps and elevators will be installed at the stations. the mta first announced the plans to close the stations in 2014 trying to give commuters fair warning but some commuters say the plan to have all of this work done in 14 a bit ambitious.
it done in that amount of time. >> it's ridiculous. 14 months, no manhattan bound service. if they say it's 14 months. that means 17 months, closer to 20 months and then they will flip it around and -- it's a mess. >> reporter: once the manhattan bound side is done, then the mta will work on the brooklyn bound side so essentially you are talking about a project that will last for more than two years and it will require a lot of patience from commuters. live this morning in brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you. we have put a link to all the changes in the travel alternatives on our web site, abc7ny. you can find it on our free news app. now an agreement in the fight over new york city carriage horses. according to the city council, the agreement will reduce the
180 to 110 by december 1st. it requires that a stable be built within central park by 2018. for more on the agreement, click on our web site, abc7ny. police want your help finding four suspects that ganged up on a man and robbed him in east harlem. here is the man detectives are searching for. they stole earrings and an iphone from a man early saturday morning on 10 th street near third avenue. the suspects kicked and punched him before running off. the victim is expected to be okay. senator charles schumer kicked off a campaign to fix cell phone dead zones in new york city and long island. >> in a crowded area like the new york metropolitan area it's inexcusable with all the money we pay for cell phone service that there should be so many places where calls are dropped and in the same place over and over and over again. >> engineer schumer wants new
you find cell phone service that repeatedly drops off. he said his office will accumulate the reports, present them to the cell phone companies and demand that they illuminate the dead zones. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and amy freeze is in for bill with the accuweather forecast. >> official sunrise time 7:17 from four time's square down to the battery and one world trade all lit up. skies are looking good. it's the chill that will get you. cold outside with below freezing temperatures. windchills are in the teens and 20s. these windchills are the warmest that we over the next 48 hours. really cold conditions coming with -- monticello has a big goose egg. their windchills below zero much of the afternoon and tonight. winds 30 to 40 miles per hour. these gusts will be strong. the sustained winds 20 miles per hour will be equally
your breath away. as far as snow goes, winds out of the northwest will push the flight flurries, streamers of snow through the area. it doesn't amount to much. conditions. be aware of that. freezing point. we are stuck there until wednesday when our temperatures will start to improve and it won't be as harsh. heather o'rourke with a look at the commute. it's so cold out there it has to affect the roads. >> it's cold. last night a 14 vehicle pile up. we have told you about this all morning long. closure on the bronx river parkway. they do emergency work. we have crews inspecting the palmer avenue overpass because of that earlier accident. avoid that if you can. path is on a modified weekday schedule. sways a weekday schedule. buses on a reduced weekday schedule. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you.
news this morning," country music group back road anthem takes the stage for the first time since the death of its lead singer. we had the contribute just ahead. >> also ahead, we celebrate the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king junior in its 31st year. the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right.
welcome back. fans gathered to remember a musician killed duck hunting in oklahoma. >> >> back road anthem played in contribute to their band member craig strickland. he died when his boat overturned during a storm. the contribute to the late country singer was so packed with fans they added another performance in his honor.
television in his first role since he was hurt in a crash on the new jersey turnpike. he is set to star in an fx pilot where he will reportedly play a career criminal released from prison working to blend into society. morgan made the first public appearance last year after he was involved in a crash that killed a fellow comedian in 2014. meteorologist amy freeze is in for bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> good morning to the both of you. looks gorgeous here at the chrysler building. skies are looking good to start off this morning. you can get sunshine in here through the mid-morning hours. it's very cold. didn't be deceived when the sun comes up around 7:15. those bright skies are bitter, a combination of the low temperatures and the winds out there. the peak wind gust, 36 miles per hour wind for teterboro. these are within the last 30 to 40 minutes.
you combine that with the cold temperatures and feels like numbers or windchills in the low teens and 20s. these pale in comparison to what is ahead for us. colder air is coming in. a bitter blast from the north. the next two days we look at the weather pattern shooting down pieces of cold from the north. temperatures 10 to 20 below normal and harsh winds with this as well. the delivery is just as bad as the result. tuesday the windchill will be worse than this morning. the areas in pink and purple are extreme windchills. 5 below in monticello for the windchills tomorrow. the coastal storm? you will hear things about this storm and what the potential is. this could be the would be that gives us snow that is measurable for a lot of places. that would happen late in the week friday into saturday. the track of the storm and actual what happens is a ways away. worthy of putting on the map
period. like syracuse. for us light snow north of 287, a dose of snow. roadways slick. this happens early in the day. this afternoon another couple of streamers off the lakes make same story. enough to make the roadways slick, maybe just a coating, less than an inch in spots. however, this could be tricky for travel. be aware of it. this afternoon is the same as this morning. little doses coming in. mainly north this morning then further to the west in the afternoon. gusty winds today. 29 is the temperature. we are below freezing the next two days solid. you got about 48 hours or so of extreme cold with the temperatures low and the winds extremely high. we could have gusty winds through tuesday afternoon. wednesday is not as harsh. thursday less cold as we get more sunshine, less wind and
late in the week, this is what we are keeping our eyes on. 35 is the forecast high friday. mostly cloudy conditions and the potential for a storm track that could actually produce snow that sticks around into early saturday morning would be the timing of this. there is still a ways a way for us to judge what will happen in the atmosphere. so, while we know it's in the vicinity of the eastern region, this storm has a lot of questions. we keep an eye on it. forecast to forecast, every newscast, we will have more and more information. later today lee goldberg will be here at 4:00. then tomorrow morning jeff will be back in the morning filling in for bill. each forecast period as we get closer to the storm we will have more information. >> i don't like a lot of questions. let's check in with heather.
this is 287 in westchester, cross chester expressway. use caution. a lot of icing conditions. mass transit is a great way to go. long island railroad, long island holiday all lanes are closed down because of an earlier 14 car accident. sawmill river parkway south multivehicle accident. fire department, ems activity on the scene. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended. metered are in effect. the. >> heather, thank you. today we observe the martin luther king junior holiday which means a day of service. friday would have been the civil birthday. the holiday will be observed in 50 states since 1993. for more than 20 years the focus has been citizen action
in a few hours, the martin luther king junior memorial in washington, d.c. will host an annual wreath laying ceremony. james comey will be a guest speaker at 9:00 a.m. the memorial was dedicated in 2011 on the 48th anniversary of the march on washington. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," nascar driver tony stewart gets in a confrontation with a fan in the stands. what lead to the drama caught >> also ahead, a moment between
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will at times be in the single digits and sub-zero in parts of the area. not as harsh by wednesday. less cold on thursday. by friday we could track another snowstorm into the region. we will look at that east coast storm. for now it's har much cold. this is one that is creating problems with light flurries coming down north of 287. everything is so cold. we have accidents in westchester county. the n trains, no manhattan bound service until 2017 at seven of the nine stations in brooklyn. dray clark has more information about that. sawmill river parkway south at 2 7 multivehicle accidents. all lanes are closed down. fire department, ems on the scene. bronx river park bay scarsdale to desmond emergency work. they are inspecting the palmer overpass because of the earlier
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