tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC March 11, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
news in breaking at 4:30. a suspect steals a police suv and crashes into several cars. we're live with new video of the wreckage. >> it is coming down to the wire. new jersey transit and rail workers union have two days to work out a deal before the strike. why both sides are feeling optimistic. i'm ken rosato. >> thank you for joining us. i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday, march 11th. >> did you say friday? >> yes, i did. >> it was a wet start for the
this is my dash cam in clifton, new jersey. patchy fog making for a slippery commute. you definitely need extra time. >> that is a spring mount i have. look at that. mr. dash cam that i am. meteorologist bill evan seas here with details on how long this wet weather will last. >> we have showers that are around. if you're headed out right now, you need your rain gear. the showers should be gone by the time we get to sun up which is just after 6:00. that will be sunrise. 56 degrees right now. the temperature is falling. we were at 62 last hour and now we're at 55 at north por massapequa and tom's river, up the hudson river valley. we'll be looking at sunshine today. cooler than yesterday. yesterday's high was a record 79. we'll be in the low 60s today
let's see if our road cam can has anything to do with the traffic. how is it out there? >> it is slippery out there. we'll start out bry telling you about the -- telling you about the path trains. hudson, light rail moving no problems on the rail way. metro north new jersey transit on or close to traffic and one, shgs three, watch for service changes. over on 72 at 5:39, it is an on going fire department activity. alternate side parking in effect. back over to you. ken, shirleen? >> thank you, debbie. we're following two breaking stories. two people were shot inside a bar in nassau county. the shots rang out after 2:00 this morning on cocoa's park on nassau road. they were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. no arrests have been made. developing this morning, a
nassau county and sped off with cops hot on his trail. darla miles is live in meric where the suspect into several parked cars. good morning darla. >> good morning! this is where the high speed chase came to an end on babyloan road here. -- babylon road here. look at this red mitsubishi. it is crumpled like a tin can. all of this, again, when the high speed chase came to an end here in merick. this started in freeport last night when police officers took a man into custody and some how he managed to jump into the front seat of this suv while the car was already running and drove off. that is when officers followed here to merick with a high speed chase. he turned on babylon road, which is a dead end street.
all of them smashed. but some how officers managed to block him in and eventually took him back into custody. now, his name has not been released and it is not clear at this point why he was first being arrested, but what will be under investigation is how a suspect in custody was able to drive off. >> it is 4:34. now to the new jersey transit strike threat. both sides meet again with two days left before workers walk off the job. with more. mall sflaechl. >> riders certainly do have their fingers crossed negotiations are concerned. everybody is hoping for the best. strike.
strike, there will be consequences. existing positions and sick leave compensation would be suspended. insurance benefits would be discontinued. a spokeswoman says it is required by federal law to advise employees of what with happen if they go to strike. that notice didn't sit well with the worker's unions. >> this action taken by new jersey transit while the parties are engaged in negotiation process illustrates new jersey transit's unreasonable position and unwillingness to reach amiable situation that is fair to both parties. >> and that potential strike would take place at 12:01:00 a.m. sunday morning. riders out here telling us they had hoped they would have seen a resolution by now. live in newark, mallory hoff, channel seven, eyewitness news. we'll keep you updated, if there are any branging developments we'll -- breaking
page. grief counselors will be on hand on poughkeepsie campus after a stand out basketball player was shot. the senior died at the hospital after he was shot wednesday game. the 18-year-old was with a group of friends when someone started shooting at him. he was not the intended target but was caught in the crossfire. >> friends of the people shooting each other, they have to stop it and we're going to do what we can to arrest the people responsible. >>reporter: just before the shooting. he posted this picture on twitter showing the trophy he earned after scoring 21 points in a game. police are searching for the person who shot him. 4:36. we're hearing from the victims in a bias attack on new york light rail. this is the facebook post shared
the victim and two of her friends were riding the light rail last thursday night from new jersey institute of technology. all all three were muslim. a man started cursing at them. >> he spat on us. i was shocked. i didn't have any reaction. >> that is when the man started yelling obseneties at the women. that is when officers met the women and they pointed out the man that attacked them. 62-year-old patrick getrapallo was arrested for assault and bias intimidation. a man is accused of spying here while posing as a banker is expected to plead guilty. he allegedly worked for russia's
he and two russian diplomats are accused of trying to recruit beautiful college students to gather intel as replacements for spies. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans in the accuweather forecast. >> looking across the park to central park south and 5th avenue right there at the plaza hotel. that tall building right there, that residential building, 4:32 park. we're look -- 432 park. we're looking at a great morning. there are a couple of showers around. had a wave or two of rain go by and we'll see another wave of rain in the next hour. temperature is 56 degrees. we're looking at the first batch of rain sliding across. in long island. through the hudson river valley, this will continue sliding through and pushes through here by 6:00 this morning. behind, that cooler, drier, high pressure comes in. makes for a very nice weekend coming up. temperatures will be cooler, but
this time of the year, we're at 57 by eight, sun is out by noon time. 60, 63 this afternoon. temperature cools off tonight. it will be breezy. be ready for wind out of the northwest at 25 miles an hour. heather has the day off. morning. how is it going throughout? >> take it slowly with the slick roads and on the subways you're running on or close. just service changes on the 1, 2, 3. let's see what is happening on the new jersey turnpike. it is a stalled truck and fire department activity. so watch for fire department activity there. inbound george, it is construction, lincoln to the holland construction clearing. at the george it is upper level construction into town slowing you down just a bit and the cross bronx westbound slowing down into 3rd avenue with roadwork. here is a look at inbound bqe. inbound getting toward the brooklyn bridge. we'll show you a look at the fdr drive in the 70s with overnight
alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, ken, shirleen? >> thank you. still ahead, things get real for a reality tv star when police raid his las vegas home and find drugs and a gun. what officers were doing at his home before they stumbled upon his staff. >> nearly a billion dollars in tax refunds are about to be forfeited. >> tons chocolate bars are now a
collapse but then learning it was a hoax. they learned it was a collapse but it wasn't immediately clear that a collapse occurred. it snot known how they were hurt -- it is not known how they were hurt. clean up continues after severe weather brought down the roof of a k-mart in northern california. heavy rain hit the area yesterday. the store's roof was already damaged by dry rot and a contractor was actually working to reenforce the roof earlier this week. the rain collected on the weakened roof and caused it to collapse. nobody was hurt, fortunately and only part of the store had to be closed. 4:43. caught on camera a car gets into deeper and deeper and deeper trouble on the flooded road. the driver tries to get away from the flooded road but gets stuck. a man risks his own life to walk to the car and carry the woman to safety. you never should do.
look at the flooding in northern louisiana. those are fish swimming on the street. in the city of monroe. there have been 18 inches of water. three deaths have been blamed on the water. another inch of rain is expected to fall today. it is dangerous stuff there. 4:44 is our time and meteorologist bill evans, we'll bring him in it only takes how much water to wash away a car? >> two feet. you saw how deep that water was. >> ridiculous. as we look down here towards roosevelt island and my camera in astoria, we're looking at great visibility. that is one world trade. a nice morning. big allis churning out the power. we're looking down the jersey shore here. looking at a nice morning as far as visibility goes but there are showers out. the humidity is high. the temperature 56 degrees.
a north to northwest wind will bring in cooler air today and make it feel springy and refreshing. the pressure 29.9, holding steady. yesterday's high was 79. a record high. we smashed the old record of 74 which our record today -- 2006. our record today was 73 set back in 1977. sun is up at 6:15, about the time the showers will end. it will be cloudy. we'll have a gorgeous sunset at 6:00. it will be clearing, we'll have an a cool breeze out of the northwest. even though the temperatures are in the 60s it will be 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. temperatures will stay around 60 this weekend. we move the clocks ahead one hour saturday night. 54 is wild from duchess, poughkeepsie, new burn, rockland
temperatures are dropping they may drop a few more degrees. the wind flow is out of the north and northwest. it brings in a whole new air mass which makes it refreshing. the second line of showers is through duchess county to sussex, warren, that will slide through by 6:00 through the city and head out toward long island. behind that is sunshine and clear skies. here is the rain fall amount. we're under a 10th everywhere here so far. these showers depart by the time we get to 6:00 a.m.. the sun south by 8:00 a.m.. and then we're into the low 60s this afternoon, still 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. breezy and cooler with sunshine today. we're at 63. clear, chillier tonight, 35 in the suburbs, sunny and mild on saturday. 15 degrees warmer than normal at 63. your accuweather seven-day forecast. sunday has more clouds but it is still a dry day and a nice day.
monday we have rain but temperatures next week, the last week of winter, temperatures are going to be still afrmging 15, if 12 degrees warmer than normal. next weekend is the last weekend of winter. >> adios. >> in like a lion, march, like we like it. let's go over to debbie for traffic. >> thank you. lirr metro north new jersey transit moving on or close to schedule this morning. with the strike pending, of course there, is a plan, a contingency plan if the strike happens at 12:01 sunday morning. keep in mind for your commute on monday, you'll have enhanced bus service. ramsey, metlife, art center and the hamilton station to bring you into the city. so we'll keep an eye on that for you, of course, and let me tell you what else is happening here as we head over to our maps. lincoln construction wrapping.
cleared the inbound george upper level, on going roadwork and roadwork. let's look at the northbound new jersey turnpike getting up to 18w. you can see the stalled truck on the shoulder. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. charges against the jersey city man charged with driving over two teens last saturday night have been upgraded to aggravated manslaughter after he was found object high on pcp. prosecutors upped the charges against eric paterson after drug tests much he is being held at facility. he hit the boys while driving 74 miles an hour in a 25 miles an hour zone. a third boy hospitalized remains in stable condition. time is 4:48. the man charged with beating a mets fan during last year's
the 50 years old victim was left unconscious and in critical condition. michael ray papayance is being . millions of americans are about to lose out out on nearly a billion dollars in federal tax money. low and middle income taxpayers may miss out on an earned income tax credit. dozens international athletes tested positive for the performance enhancing drug that scanned lied the career of maria sharapova. 60 athletes, including world champions and olympic athletes used meldonium this year. she revealed shi tested positive
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. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on eyewitness news. we have wet streets here as we're looking at a common scene. west 66th street and columbus avenue. here is juilliard and lincoln center. you need rain gear if you're headed out right now. by the time we get to 6:00, cloudy skies and we're looking at temperatures rising here for the mid-50's up to 60 by lunch time. it will be a nice, sunny day. a breezy day. temperatures will rise to 60 by lunch into the low 60s this afternoon which is still about 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. since we haven't had rain in awhile it is a little rain we saw that a makes it slippery out there. >> it certainly does. be careful travelling around this morning. let's tell you what else is happening with mass transit. lirr, new jersey transit on time.
to go in case of a new jersey transit rail strike, keep in mind, you will be cross honored with new jersey rail. the pass is honored with new jersey and private buses, new york water way and ferry. that will help you out. we'll keep you updated. let's see what shapg at the inbound traffic bridge. lincoln construction, holland, minor delay. that inbound george moving slowly with the disabled truck and construction. cross bronx westbound slowing down and on going roadwork here. fire department activity and going outside to the new jersey turnpike camera here is a look at the new jersey turnpike moving slow loechl with a dis-- slowly with a disabled truck. alternate side parking rules are in effect. 4:55. new this morning from brooklyn, police are on the hunt for the gunman who murdered a man
the 22-year-old was shot in the head and killed in crown heights. two teens were shot in the same brooklyn neighborhood. a 14-year-old girl and 18-year-old man were shot on president's street. sources tell us the two did not know each other. both were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay. >> time is 4:56. some girl scouts are using oscar winner leonardo dicaprio to sweeten their cookie selling strategy. they show the star chowing down on the cookies. they're suggesting that the win had something to do with him buying the tickets. get this, the scouts sold 87 boxes of cookies in i love it. >> i love it, too. that was my favorite part. when chris rock brought out the girl scouts. >> they did it on good morning
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developing at 5:00 a.m.. a man steels a police suv and leads police on a chase through two towns. we're live with new video of the mess left behind. >> the clock is ticking as talks resume to avoid a transit strike. thousands of commuters are hoping a deal with be reached. >> dare we say a civil debate? the gop presidential candidates took the stage and left the insult hurling at home. some called it boring. they got used to the other way. >> they were. >> i'm ken rosato.
today is friday, march 11th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and meteorologist bill evans with forecast. >> we have cloudy skies but we have good visibility. we can see here from times square to lower manhattan and beyond over towards stattian island. you can see the verrazno narrows bridge in the distance. we're looking at 56 degrees. we should be at 33. coming from duchess. it will slide through this morning and it is gone by 7:00. we have sunshine. temperatures in the low 60s and as i said, temperatures still 15 degrees warmer than normal. debbie, yesterday the high hit 79 degrees, a record high. >> it was delightful yesterday. >> it was. >> thank you very much, bill. >> you're welcome. >> good morning, everybody, we'll start out on the subways, fast track work wrapping up here on the d and the f.
new jersey transit on time. george it is a disabled truck on the upper level lincoln construction wrapping up. holland tunnel, a minor delay. let me show you volume here. this is the new jersey turnpike northbound. this is a disabled truck on the way. alternate side in effect. back over to you! >> thank you very much. it is 5:02. developing now. nassau county, a man stole a cop car and led officers on a chase through not one, but two towns. darla miles is live with new video you have to see. darla? >>reporter: i have to tell you. the big question for free port police is exactly how did the suspect manage to drive off in a police squad car. i want to show you one of the cars he crashed into. a red, four dispa mitsubish mitsubishi.
police made an arrest in free port. the suspect managed to jump into the front seat of the squad car, drive off. an it was a high speed chase from five miles from free port and that is when the suspect turned on to babylon road. this is a dead end street. he crashed into four parked cars, we're not told of major injuries but he was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. at this point it is not clear exactly why that suspect was being first taken into custody. his name has not yet been released at this time. reporting live, darla miles. eyewitness news. police say they caught this man in connection with a frightening subway in betweens. his name is george pout.
he pushed a 15-year-old girl in front of an on coming seven train. the teen managed to get herself between the platform and the train's wheels as the motor man slammed on the brakes. the girl only suffered minor injuries. happening today, the clock is ticking. we're two days away from a possible nj transit strike. both sides are back at the bargaining table. mallory hoff is live in newark with the latest. mallory? >> good morning. those talks will resume at 10:00 this morning here in newark. this after yesterday's negotiations went south. now, 4,000 workers have authorized this potential strike. new jersey transit made it clear in a notice to workers that if they strike, there will be consequences. existing positions and sick leave compensation would be suspended. insurance benefits would be discontinued, a new jersey transit spokeswoman says it is required by federal law to advise employees what will
the notice didn't sit well with the worker's unions. >> we object to new jersey transit's conduct in this matter while the parties are fully engaged in a negotiating process. such action on new jersey transit's part is counter productive to reaching an amiable sliegs through the negotiating -- solution through the negotiating >> it if that happens it will begin at 12:01:00 a.m. on sunday morning. riders out here tell us they hope to see a resolution by now. mallory hoff, channel seven, eyewitness news. >> thank you. it is 5:05 we're hearing from a husband from a woman slashed on a brooklyn street as police search for the one that attacked her. the man ran off after the random attack on beverly road yesterday afternoon. the man walked behind a 53-year-old woman and slashed across the neck before taking off. the victim is in the hospital. her husband, who does not want
can track down that suspect. happen to you. try to find the people things will be b. >> police found two knives and the bandana, the sukt used to cover his sgries funeral services will be held today in california for former first lady nancy reagan. public viewing of her casket continued yesterday inside the ronald reagan presidential library. reagan's two children, patty davis and ron prescott reagan will speak at the funeral as well as the president ooze administration. diane sawyer and tom brokaw. abc news will air the coverage of the funeral. join us at two tomorrow channel seven and abc7ny.com. it is 5:06. a big change in strategy in the debate.
the final four talking about trade, social security, israel and donald trump's remarks earlier this week on iz sglam did you mean all 1.6 billion muslims. >> i mean a lot of them. i mean a lot of. >> you can say what you want and you can be politically correct if you want. i don't want to be so politically correct. i like to solve problems. we have a serious, serious problem of hate. >> i'm not interested in being politically correct. i'm interested in being correct. a lot of people find appeal in the things donald says because he says what they wish they could say. presidents can't say anything they want. hillary clinton is taking a break from the campaign. she will join other past and present first ladies for the funeral of nancy reagan. bernie sanders will be courting voters.
funeral is at two today. i might have said tomorrow. >> thanks for clearing that up. 5:07, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans in the accuweather forecast. >> a look from our camera looking south. we have a nice morning and a break from the rain right now but there is more rain on the way. temperatures are mild. they've actually been dropping each hour. the temperature is 56 degrees right now. we're in the low 60s a couple hours ago. we have showers this morning. furz leaving right now, the next wave of rain is here. litchfield county, you're getting wet. it will be rainy in the hudson river valley. if you're leaving right now in the suburbs north or west or headed that way, you need the rain gear. this will blow through rat and will be gone by seven -- through the area and will be gone by 7:00.
temperatures will still be way warmer than the average high temperatures today. noon time, 59. 61 to 63 this afternoon. 15 degrees warmer than normal and then tonight is a clear night and wind dies down. grab a jacket or a sweater for the bus stop after school. it is great. nice and refreshing air mass. 63 this afternoon. we'll talk about the weekend next. debbie will talk about your commute now. >> and a couple of problems already. good morning bill, good morning everybody, we want to go to the web cam. look at this. this is the new jersey turnpike, the western north heading up towards the george washington bridge. an accident out here is causing the delay on the western spur. take the eastern spur. go to the maps, this is the new jersey turnpike at 18 w, an accident. once you get to the george, upper level inbound. look out for a stalled truck over there as well. the lincoln and the holland. overnight construction just
subway is running on or close to schedule. lirr, metro north, new jersey transit on or close and on the deacon northbound, it is on going construction there as well. we'll keep an eye on that for you. heading over to the shore area 72 at 5:39. bqe. brooklyn bridge. . half trains on time. earlier problems cleared and hudson burg and light rail and staten island rail way on time. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a new warning for people on long island. a woman is stealing packages off of porches. we have pictures police want you to see. >> imagine serving 25 years of hard time for a crime you didn't commit. this morning, a brooklyn man is
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. police hope the public can hef identify and locate a woman who stole ups packages from a home in long island last month. bright day on quarry stone lane. the woman wore a blue hooded sweatshirt with the words white plains new york in white letters. she made off in a gray saturn suv. he spent 25 long years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. andre hatchet is waking up a freeman. he was released yesterday after prosecutors admitted he should
the beating and murder of a woman in brooklyn in 1991. he maintained his innocence. >> i knew i didn't do it. i just want to be with my family and g. >> the only witness initially identified another man as the killer and admitted that he was smoking crack the day of the m. 5:14. a multimillion dollar plan to make one of the city's most dangerous complexes safer is now complete. a new light system has been installed at polio grounds tower in harlem -- polo grounds tower in harlem. they're lit with 341 state of the art energy efficient light fixtures, part of a mayor's action plan for neighborhood safety. it is an initiative to increase security and reduce crime at the 15 complexes with the highest crime rates. >> there is really nothing more that strikes me as an equity as
in a community where they feel safe, where they feel secure, and where they know that their children are going to be safe. >> new lighting construction has started at eight other locations in the bronx, manhattan, brooklyn and staten island. it is 5:15. bill evans joining us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we take a look down the beach. it was a perfect day to go to yesterday. this is the camera, asberry park, all the way down. that is point pleasant way down there and jen kinson is on the board walk. we look down the ocean shore april a 25-mile visibility. we have a calm wind. humidity is high. temperatures should be at 33. all right? it is still warmer than normal and yesterday's high was 79.
beat the old record of 74 set back in 2006. sign. the winds will pick up out of the west. we'll get to 79 today. normal high is 48. cooling. dry. we're at 59 around thomas river. -- toms river. 58 wrightstown. the numbers are warm, the winds are going north and northwest to calm. they're light right now. during the day today, once the front pushes through, the winds will pick up out of the northwest. it will be breezy today. the next line of rain is coming down to westchester right here into western new jersey. this line pushes through and out and gone and then high pressure here out of canada is going to come in and it is not that cold.
we'll look at cooler temperatures than yesterday. so far, temperatures are warm, the rain fall has been in the hundredths. we're in the low 60s by the afternoon. we're in the mid-50's and then this afternoon, we'll warm into the low 60s, 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. so warm day today, after school kids on this friday, a great afternoon, 63, sunny and breezy. get outside and enjoy it. it is a very nice, brand new, refreshing air mass coming in. clears out the air and it is chillier tonight. 45 in the suburbs, 49 the five burroughs. sunny and mild. here seven-day forecast. we spring head on sunday. don't forget. set your clocks forward on sunday or you're going to be late for everything all day long and then it is going to be cooler and damp on monday. we'll have rain returning on monday.
winter, you see the temperatures wednesday, 62, thursday, 62, so that is still averaging 15 degrees warmer than normal as we end winter. bye-bye. >> that is it. >> we have to go to debbie. we have nightmares on the jersey turnpike. >> it is messy. good morning bill, shirleen, bill, and everybody. this is the new jersey turnpike northbound. the western spur up towards rich field park getting up toward 18w. it is an accident and you can barely moving. eastern spur is your best choice. once you get to the inbound george upper level, it is a disabled truck slowing you down. lincoln and the holland moving okay. subway on or close to schedule. alternate side parking rules are in effect.
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. louisiana sinking under historic flooding by 20 inches of rain with more on the way. just looking at the images it is so hard to see what is happening there. the national guard used black hawk helicopters to rescue people trapped by the rising waters and the governor declared a state of emergency. 10 states from texas to indiana are under flash flood watches and warnings.
see up to 10 more inches of rain today through tomorrow, so it is not even done yet. >> they can dump 20 inches and you see water up to your knees. you can't comprehend. it is 5:22. we don't have that here meteorologist bill evans. >> we have showers but nothing more than a quarter inch at we have unfortunaterly winds. winds. psych that stretching down to -- you can see that stretching down to jersey shore. we have another wave of rain coming. this is light to moderate showers sliding in. that is along the 84 and the freeway here down 684. this will be coming right into the city, the long island and will push through here as we go into the morning commute. temperatures are warm, 54 long island. 48 around monticello and 56 around the park. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. what is going on out there? >> it is a big mess on the new jersey turnpike.
this is the western spur northbound, new jersey turnpike, western spur, 18w, all lanes subject to closure here heading up towards rich field park with a serious accident. and let's tell you what is happening as you take it over to the inbound side of the george washington bridge and keep in mind with new jersey transit, they will be cross honoring for you if the strike does happen at 12:01 sunday morning. that will help you out. alternate side in effect for you. 5:23, still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, for the first time in nearly a century. the cost of postage going down. can you believe that? find out when prices drop and how much you'll actually be paying. >> hundreds millions of dollars are just sitting there waiting
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>> all right. eat up u. that is america's money. >> have a great day. 5:27. million americans could lose out on nearly $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds. the irs deadline for filing your 2012 federal income taxes is april 18th. anyone who doesn't file by then will lose their chance to get a refund check. the government will pocket that money, low and middle income taxpayers will lose out on an earned income tax credit worth up to 5900. if you want to learn more about the funds and if you qualify. we have the information posted on abc7ny.com. time is 5:two l. coming up in the next half hour -- 5:28. coming up in the next half hour, grief in duchess county after the life of a promising young basketball player is shut down. two sisters missing for nearly a year have been found safe. who police say kidnapped them and the charges the suspect is facing. >> it is a wet start to your
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. 5:30. we're following two developing stories right now. two people have been shot inside a nassau county bar. we have new video just into our newsroom. >> and take a look at this suspect. the suspect steels a police suv with -- steals a police suv with cops hot on his trail. where the crash came to a. >> i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> we have showers passing into the five burroughs, new jersey,
there is the line from hartford to allentown sliding east ward. if you're going out the door right now. got to have your rain gear. this is light showers it is not dangerous, not flooding, just light rain here. it will slow you down a little bit. it will really slow you down on the jersey turnpike. you'll have high pressure building in today with sunshine. that line of showers is through here by seven and we're looking at 63 this afternoon which is still 15 degrees warmer than normal. debbie going to talk about the big back up. she is in the traffic center. how is it going? >> things easing up just a bit. you won't believe this. it cleared up so much. this is northbound new jersey turnpike moving slowly up toward 18w near rich field park. the accident has cleared so things are clearing out. a lot of stop and go traffic on the western spur. take the eastern spur if you can. let's tell you what is happening at inbound. lincoln and the holland moving
here is the inbound george washington bridge. the stalled truck is gone. alternate side in effect. back over to you. >> thank you. it is 5:32. developing right now in nassau county. a man stole a police car and led officers on a chase through two towns. darla miles live in merrick where the chase came to a crashing end. >> when the suspect drove down babylon road here in merrick, this is a dead end street. he no place to go. he crashed into a parked car. this is a red, four door mitsubishi. the front end is completely crumpled an the engine is completely exposed. i want to show you the other cars smashed up. look at the free port police suv. the front is also banged up. you have a total of four parked cars hit. now, this all started ar 11:00 last night when free port
some how he managed to get from the back seat of the cruiser to the front seat, drove off, led police on a high speed chase for about five miles from free port here to merrick, he turned on to babylon road and crashed into four parked cars. police veptly blocked him in and took him back into custody. at this point, the name of the suspect has not been released and it is also unclear why he was originally arrested. but the bigger question this morning will be for free port police will be how the suspect managed to drive off in the police suv. reporting live in merrick, darla miles, eyewitness news. >> thank you. developing in nasa county this is new video from the scene of a double shooting inside a union a dale bar. the shots rang out before #:00 this morning inside cocoa's pub on nassau's road. the victims were taken to the hospital with nonlife
police are searching for the gunman right now. now to the new jersey transit strike threat. both sides meet again this morning with two days left before workers will walk off the job. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in newark with more on this. >> good morning. both parties will be back around the negotiating morning at 10:00 here in newark. this, after negotiations went south yesterday. nearly 4,000 workers have authorized the potential strike. new jersey transit made it clear in a notice to workers that if they strike, there will be consequences. existing positions and sick leave compensation would be suspended. insurance benefits would be discontinued. a new jersey transit spokeswoman says it is required by federal law to advise employees what will happen if they go on strike. the notice didn't sit well with the worker's unions. >> this action taken by new jersey transit while the parties
process illustrates new jersey transit's unreasonable position and unwillingness to reach an amiable solution which is fair to both parties. >> now, if this strike happens it will happen at 12:01:00 a.m. on sunday morning. riders here tell us they hoped to see an agreement by now. mallory hoff, channel seven, eyewitness news. it is 5:35. grief counselors will be on hand at a poughkeepsie high school after a star athlete was shot and killed. caval haylett was a stand out basketball player at poughkeepsie high. he died in the hospital after he was shot after walking home from a game. he was not the intended target but was caught in the crossfire. >> friends of the people shooting each other. they have to stop it and we'll
>> just before the shooting, haylett posted this picture on twitter proudly showing the trophy he earned after scoring 21 points. 5:36. charges have been upgraded to aggravated manslaughter for the jersey city driver charged with killing two teens last saturday night. prosecutors upped the charges against eric paterson based on drug tests done after the accident that show he was high on pcp. investigators say paterson hit the boys while driving 74 miles an hour in a 25 miles an hour zone. a third boy hospitalized after the crash remains in stable condition. he is being held at hudson county correctional facility. time is 5:36. they were kidnapped and missing for a year. two teens are safe. this is something you don't
ky-lea fortner and her sister shaeleen were kidnapped. amanda hellman. the girls at the time were living with a foster family. survive. 5:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans in the accuweather forecast. >> we're looking outside. manhattan. trade. we have showers coming in. we're looking down at the beach. another wave of rain is coming your way. temperature is 56 degrees. we're looking at high humidities. we're looking at a light northerly wind here. they're just showers here. 684, frequent way here across to 80. long island. this will keep working through the next half hour and really will be gone for much of the area around 6:30. eastern long island by 7:00. high pressure comes in from the
nice weekend with temperatures warmer than normal. we're looking at 63, gang, after school, kiddos it will be sunny, breezy, very nice. we talk about the weekend next. debbie says all of that stuff on the turnpike is clearing out. >> finally. let's go to the web cam. the new jersey turnpike northbound western spur looks so much better heading up toward 18w. an accident cleared let's go to the maps. a new problem on 1 and 9 north at duncan avenue. it is an accident up toward the holland. hole yaldand is okay. no problems at the lincoln. a stalled truck was just cleared here at the george washington bridge. subways running on or close to schedule. lirr metro north, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule as well. watch out for fire department activity. it is 72 by 5:39. on going fire department activity but the garden state
this stretch. watch for slow downs across the upper level of the george washington bridge with the stalled truck and construction cleared out of the way. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. >> thank you. 5:39. a reality tv star arrested. we'll tell you all about it maximum. >> a mississippi woman does what no driver should ever do.
the two of them could have gotten washed away. no reports of injuries. they were both very lucky. . 5:four it #. a heart -- 5:42. a heartbreaking words after police make a second arrest in his baby brother's world. aiden mcclendon was shot to death in jacksonville, florida. this happened in january. the 22-month old was caught in the middle of gang crossfire. yesterday, 16-year-old henry hayes was charged with murder in the drive by shooting. aiden's 8-year-old brother says hayes deserves whatever he gets. >> he killed my brother and so he need to go to. >> hayes and a 23-year-old man are the only people arrested in haden's killing. police are searching for other suspects. aiden's 19-year-old cousin was the intended target.
felony drug and weapons charges this morning for reality tv star chumlee from pawn stars. austin russell was arrested wednesday when detectives searched his home and found meth example and a gun. -- methamphetamine, marijuana, and a gun. it is 5:43. a friday, another good thing and it is time to check in with the great man. meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> we look across one world trade and the battery toward this end. we have a calm wind so it is like glass here on the east river as we look at what will be cloudy skies and rain here this morning. we look up toward the brooklyn bridge. the temperatures are mild as we look across the park to 59th street south. did you see the picture of the post of the youpg lady skating in bryant -- young lady skating in bryant park? it was like she was at the
all of the snow is gone. the humidity, 87%. yesterday, a record high at 79 and the pressure has been holding steady at 30. it will continue to rise because of new high pressure ridge is coming in. a brand new air mass. refreshing winds and breeze coming in. normal is 48. we'll be at 63. yesterday, we were at 79, we broke the old record. broke a bunch of records, sun is up, 6:13. a beautiful sunset today. 5:59. we get a call at 6:00. rain departs around 6:30. clearing, cool breeze. temperatures 15 degrees warmer than normal. temperatures near 60 this weekend. clocks spring ahead saturday night. so be ready for that this weekend. couple of other things you should do, too. i'll talk about. kingston, poughkeepsie. these numbers are way warm. 57 belmont. they have been dropping. believe it or not, because the wind is coming out of the north and a brand new air mass is to our north and west. we have a calm wind to light wind. we have a 14 miles an hour wind in monticello.
and this next line of rain stretches from up toward manchester and vermont all the way to new hampshire and south and west. this line will push through here in the next half hour. it is light showers and then back behind that is high pressure that will fill in. seven hundredths of an inch of rain. white plains is leading the way. once this batch moves through. it gives us a 10th or 2 of rain. the sun will break out to the north and west. everyone is into the sunshine by 9:00. temperature this afternoon gets into the low 60s. way warm for this time of the year. after school, nice. really nice as we get into the weekend. temperatures 15 degrees than normal. tonight, the wind dies down. it is clear, chillier, 45 in the suburbs, 41 in the five burroughs and tomorrow we have 63 and sunshine. nice weather on sunday it is dry. a few more clouds but set your
and also, you'll want to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and change your h-vac filters. i change mine. it is about right here and iementz breathing a whole lot -- i'm breathing a whole lot better as a matter of fact. as we go into the rest of the week and into next weekend. we'll have ourselves temperature that's will average 10, 15 degrees warmer than normal as we go to the last week of winter it should be very nice. >> i'm glad you changed yours. >> changed the h-vac filter, the water bowl fort cat and dog. a lot of things to change. >> this is true. >> wish we could change route 109. >> that would be wonderful! >> good morning, ken! we want to show you 1 and 9. this is 1 and 9 northbound in jersey city. it is really busy. this is 1 and 9 north as we to duncan avenue.
heading over to the maps it is 1 and 9 northbound at duncan avenue. jersey city. expect delays. george, 10 minutes. lincoln looks good good. no problems at the holland. let me tell you what is happening with the new jersey transit. if the strike does happen at 12:01 sunday morning, you can take park and ride for many stations listed here to help you out getting into the city. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you. >> thank you. 5:47. next, and new this morning, he was posing as a banker but prosecutors say he was really a russian spy. morning.
. 5:49. a russian man accused of spying here in new york while posing as a banker is expected to plead guilty today in lower manhattan. 41-year-old allegedly works for the svr, russia's foreign intelligence service. he and two others are charged with trying to recruit beautiful college students in new york. they were supposed to gather intel as replacements for a spy was caught and deported. we're seeing video of a violent car crash as a driver speeds through an intersection and flies into a row of cars. six people were hurt in the chain reaction crash. take a look at that. this happened in southern california tuesday morning. it happened just outside of a computer store. incredible. where surveillance cameras were
the driver of the white car blew through a red light, slamming head on into an suv waiting for the light to change. suv, he was not doing anything wrong. sitting there, waiting to do his turn. this car comes and hits him. no way he could have avoided that. >> oh, man, so hard to watch. five cars were involved in the crash. police are investigating and it is unclear if anyone is charged. >> wow. 5:51 is our time. the man charged with beating a mets fan during last year's playoffs heads to court. the 550-year-old victim was left unconscious. michael ray papayance is being arraigned for the assault after the beating. the 27-year-old's mother may also be charged in the case. 5:51. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a story going viral on facebook. a man is attacked. is accused of attacking a group of college students and hurling racial slurs. it happened on a packed train.
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. you're only seven minutes away from weather and traffic together. we have showers on the way. you can see on the radar, this line of showers stretches from hartford through new city and down toward allentown. this is sliding south and east. i have the showers through the 6:00-hour and they'll be lasting through about 7:00 on the eastern long island and they're out of here. temperatures are in the mid 50's. these are warm numbers. 56 around the five bureau you hads. we'll look at that warming this
noon time. 63 this afternoon. the rain will hang around until 8, 9:00. . debbie, what is going on? >> over on 1 and 9 as we take a look nobody near communipaw, it is an accident being cleared. let's show you what else is happening. ingeorge 10, lincoln anland look fine. if the strike happens, you'll be honored by the buses and street ferry. it is 5:55. new this morning, the victim of a bias attack on a new jersey their story. this facebook post which has been shared more than three-dozen times was written by one of the women and shows the details of the attack. the victim and two friends were
jersey institute of technology to newark's penn station. all three are muslim women. the man started cursing and they spat at them. >> he spat on us. i was shocked that my body stopped working. i didn't have any rea. >> that is when the man started yelling obsenities at the women. he made his way to penn stas. that is where the officers met the women and pointed out the man that attacked them. he was arrested and charged with assault appeared bias intimidation. girl scouts are using leonardo dicaprio to sweeten the cookie selling. the poster suggests that dicaprio's win has something to do with him winning an oscar. they sold 87 boxes of the
>> my favorite part of the oscars. i can't say it enough. >> those are my favorite cookies. >> we're closing in on 6:00 and just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new video from overnight showing the wreckage left behind when a suspect stole a police suv and crashed. we're live on the scene with an update on the investigation. >> a consumer alert. millions of boxes of frozen dinners recalled this morning. what you need to know ahead.
leads cops on a chase and it all comes to a crashing end. we're live at the scene with new video from the overnight. >> a break in the case of a terrifying attack on a subway. new details on a man who police say pushed a teen onto the tracks. >> after two days of record breaking heat, we're seeing a slight cool down today. we'll tell you what is in store for the weekend. >> i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. thanks for joining us. it is friday, march 11th. sglurz never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> we look from the cam rap in brooklyn. looking over the case building to wall street and one world trade and it is like glass, the water here on the east river here this morning. we're looking at temperatures that have been dropping but it is holding now at 56 and we'll see that temperature drop another degree before sunrise.