tv CBS 2 News This Morning CBS August 5, 2015 4:30am-6:33am EDT
good morning. it's 4:30, currently 74 degrees on this wednesday, the 5th of august. temperatures in the mid-80s today. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment, but first, today mayor de blasio will unvail his new plan to deal with the homeless plaguing the city. >> it comes after bill bratton sounded the alarm on a drug favored by that population. ilana gold with more for us this morning. >> reporter: the mayor will have a round table discussion here, and he will talk about the violence with the homeless
and also the issue of synthetic marijuana. it's known as k2 and spice, and it's creating a public health crisis. the homeless can buy it at bodega for $1 a packet. >> i thought i was having a heart attack. >> reporter: ma man ask -- this man asked us to hide his face, and he says the drug has a violent reaction, and you can see it here with the reaction from this naked man. arresting the people becomes dangerous. >> the individuals on the drug are crazy. they have superhuman strength and are impervious to pain, and the normal takedowns will not work. >> reporter: the city released
the latest crime statistics, and according to the numbers, overall crime is down by more than 10%, but homicides have gone up from last year, and that's something we asked mayor de blasio about. >> reporter: some people look at the statistics and some say the city is going downhill. what do you say? >> i would say look at the facts and stop the hysteria. >> reporter: ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, ilana. time for traffic and weather on the 2s, right over to john. >> reporter: happy wednesday. pretty skies over the city. relatively comfortable conditions today. breezy at times, and a drier wind is blowing. in the city right now, 74. the northwest wind is filling
in later today, and blowing the gray away, a mix of sun and clouds. yesterday, a passing shower north and west, and you have to remember, dew points overall will be lower, and that means it will feel more comfortable, much more seasonal. 86 in the city, feeling like 86, and today you can enjoy it, or for our friends to the east, another day to cleanup, and 5:33, and meg baker is in for alex. >> good morning, john, good morning, everyone. an update on the issues occurring yesterday. 5th avenue remains closed in both directions at 64th street due to yesterday's sink hole, and you want to stick with 4th avenue through the area, and now checking the gw bridge, the inbound lower level is closed for construction, and you want to stick with the upper level. the new jersey turnpike is once again moving smooth through newark. chris will have more on yesterday's closures in a moment.
a reminder, alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. meg, thank you. now right back to the traffic, back to normal after yesterday's massive delays. a dump truck caught on fire near exit 13a in linden. the accident closed the a highway in both directions, backing up traffic for miles, and some drivers passed the time by getting a tan, tossing a football, and some brought out the putter to practice golf with the time to wait. >> it's a freak accident. it's unfortunate, but like everyone, we have to deal with it, just be patient, and get to where we are going safely. >> the turnpike reopened last night 12 hours after the accident. thousands are still without power on long island this morning after powerful storms hit the area. the storm centered on suffolk county's north shore last night, the wild weather toppling trees with many falling on homes and cars.
you can see this tree crashed through a home's skylight, and another landed on the roof. at one point, pse&g said 80,000 customers didn't have power. >> it was like a tornado. >> i stepped outside, and there was a sheet of ice on the forge august. >> crews are working now to clear the debris. a live report in the next half an hour. new this morning, an apparent health scare for sandra lee. governor cuomo's long-time girlfriend is in the hospital now. she was rushed to the hospital last night where she is expected to be monitored for a few days after suffering from a fluid buildup. she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in march and had a double mastectomy in may. police released these images a man accuse odd
attacking a woman in manhattan. it happened yesterday on motfs street. police said she was treated at the hospital and released. this surveillance video has just been released of a suspect getting into a car and then driving off after shooting two men on tuesday afternoon, one victim was shot in the leg, and the other was shot in the leg and the arm. new information on the shooting in redhook, brooklyn. police are looking for 19-year- old request frederick. he allegedly opened fire wounding five people, and four are believed to be innocent bystanders, and the victims include a pregnant 19-year-old who lost her child.
it was in retaliation of an earlier shooting. residents came together last night with law enforcement in brownsville, brooklyn. the purpose was to instill a feeling of community, and some don't believe the mayor when he says crime is down. >> it's up. i can tell you that you have to live in it. >> there needs to be something done about it i have lost other family members as well. >> he's doing all right. i'm not saying it's perfect, but it's better than it was. >> mayor de blasio was there for the event last night. >> reporter: sink holes seem to be happening all over the summer, and it happened earlier this morning on a side street in brooklyn. steve langford reports some local residents say they have been fearing this day for awhile. >> reporter: this sink hole is 20 feet by 20 feet and 20 feet deep. a quick-thinking civilian first
own the scene undoubtedly prevented the injuries or worse. >> it appears to be a water leak that underminded the road and washed away the road, and it gave away. >> reporter: the sink hole discovered about 7:00 a.m. by this man who kept motorists and pedestrians from plunging into the abyss. >> reporter: you stopped flask. >> yeah, i saw the smoke and thought something may happen to the people. >> reporter: law enforcement and city agency the rushing to the scene. >> it's a 48-inch line that is there. >> reporter: this neighbor asked not to be identified but said neighbors have been calling for ages. >> there's a lot of agencies that have been involved or
contacted, and none of them want to take any action. >> reporter: some neighbors here say the corner looks like it's been sinking for some time, especially after a rainstorm. >> i noticed it was lower and lower every time i drove over the corner, but i never thought it would be something like this. >> reporter: city officials are not making any promises about having the giant sink hole fixed today. campaign 2016, governor christie made the cut for the first republican presidential debate. he ranked ninth in the polls, and he informs a three-way race with kasich and perry, and perry did not make the cut. donald trump will be positioned at the center of the stage as the front runner. the new poll shows trump at 24%, 11 points ahead of his latest competitor, jeb bush.
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4:42. a lot calmer this morning, john. >> when you consider what we were dealing with at this time yesterday, high pressure building in, and it's very comfortable. evidence of the change, and look at that in jackson, new jersey. 62degrees. 74, south shore, and we have 73 right here, and this is les, and he is enjoying the beautiful skies, and nice conditions, and david, this is
interesting. david taylor with 73 in bayonne, and he's celebrating "risky business", and that's kind of interesting. good old charlie, 76. this is the beautiful cobalt blue skies. you won't need as much air- conditioning today with lower dew points. in the city right now, feeling great, so comfortable with the lower dew point, 74, winds are calm. relative humidity, a nifty 50, 1%. 55 in monticello. guy from sparta, hot cocoa this morning, and 59. look at that. 69 in the hamptons, without exception, it's a few or quite a few degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday, and so we have, you know, a hint of moisture north and west this afternoon, and this morning, bone dry, and that's nice. so comfortable to get the
paper, let the dogs out or head into work, catching a ride with a buddy. your futurecast, models are still hinting at the mid-level moisture this afternoon, and a passing shower cannot be ruled out. if it's the day for play or showers or fun, it's in and out quickly if the lowest levels of the atmosphere can support this. the last two model runs are pushing this to the south, where it stays, and i think that's a little optimistic, and we have to leave the chance of a shower in the forecast, and it's definitely trending drier. a stray shower is possible north and west, and the wind out of the northwest mitigates that with lower dew points, and that's 67 in the city, and you know it's going to be cooler. a few more readings in the north and west tonight, and tomorrow, pleasant, and watch for increasing clouds later in the day, and a shift in the winds, and we are going to
leave the chance of a shower in the forecast for friday into saturday morning, and it's trending drier. remember, that's the busier period, and numbers are up a bit as we anticipate a bit more sun. you're up with us, and we appreciate it. meg is in for alex. >> it's been a quiet morning so far, but subway issues due to fdny at wall street. 2 trains running on the 5 line from 148th street to nevin street in both directions. the inbound brooklyn bridge is closed until 6:00 a.m., and you want to stick with the battery tunnel or the williamsburg or battery bridges. the southern state parkway is moving well at nassau road and roosevelt. also clear on the wonton and sunrise highway. chris? >> meg, thank you. if you're just waking up, here's the stories making headlines this morning the new hampshire fire marshal is investigating the collapse of a circus opportunity.
the fire marshal says it's unclear why the circus continued with the show after warnings of impending severe weather were alarmed. the fbi is looking into clinton's e-mails while she was secretary of state. benjamin netanyahu went online to call the iran nuclear deal very dangerous. today president obama will begin a major push to build support for it in congress. now for money watch, stock futures are trending up. yesterday, stocks ended the day down across the board. the dow lost 47 points and the nasdaq fell 10, and s&p fell almost 5. apple has lost its shine. they saw the stock price drop for a fifth straight day yesterday.
the apple shares are down 14% since the record high in february, and the decline wipes out more than $96 billion in market value, and the tech giant is under worries about an economic slowdown in china. netflix will now allow parents up to a year of paid time off, and netflix says it will help to retain talented employees, and it applies to mothers and fathers of newborns and adoptees. this photo shows a child clinging to her mother following a road rage incident that left her entire back window smashed. it was around 5:00 monday evening in the midst of rush hour traffic, ending with the driver of the white van taking off.
this street vendor saw the female driver and her child crying. >> reporter: you heard yelling? >> yes, and saw the police and a small baby. >> reporter: at 57th and 5th. apparently the woman driver would not let the driver of the white van get in front of her, and he followed her east. the woman had two other adults in her vehicle along with her 4- year-old daughter and infant son in her backseat. she turned left on to park and right to 59th street where her back window suddenly shattered. it's believed the driver of the white van may have thrown something. >> she has young kids and you want to empathize with her, but she probably instigated it and set him off. she should have known better especially with little kids in the car. >> reporter: the cops have not resale'sed the surveillance video yet, but it's one more
clue as police look for the driver of the white van. anyone with information should call police. emily smith, cbs 2 news. >> none of the passengers in the car were hospitalized. the little girl had minor injuries on her leg from the broken glass. it's 4:49. coming up, want to eat healthy but craving a burger? we have a deal for you. >> i'm always craving a burger. >> officer who helped to bring this baby girl into the world. another check on traffic
so she's a little commuter with a big debut this healthy baby girl was delivered by police officer brian mcgraw, and it happened just after 2:30 on the p.a.t.h. concourse. mom, dad, and big brother-to-be were headed to the hospital, but baby wouldn't way. >> way to go officer mcgraw. >> yeah, big smile there. >> cute! traffic and weather on the 2s. >> and if they work for netflix, a year off! >> how about that? you will be able to enjoy the weather today, and we will leave the possibility of a shower in effect. much of the area seeing heat and humidity relief today. tomorrow, possibly the coolest day since mid-july, and the models are trending drier for friday into saturday. it's an area of low pressure, and it looks like now it will be going south.
wet weather well south of the area. some stormy weather in the central plains, and a little bit of humidity in northern california, and they could use more of that. heat is still on for the central plains, and that's the dog days for the neighbors to the west. 86 for us, feeling like 8 6, and nice humidity relief for the north and west. in the city, at lunchtime, serving up 84. 86 the high. should see a nice sunset as well. >> sunsets have actually been beautiful the last couple of nights in the city. >> thanks for that, john. how is the commute, meg? >> so far, quietier than yesterday, so far, but i don't want to speak too soon. fdny activity on wall street. 12 trains are delayed in both directions. a slow ride on the eastbound staten island expressway, and construction has one lane blocked from route 440 out to victory boulevard, and now into
new jersey, route 287 is moving well at route 124 in morristown, and also clear on route 24 in that area, and alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. chris and mary? >> thank you. tom brady's testimony for the deflategate scandal is made public. what he said under oath. craving burgers but trying to eat smart? this week's dining deal is
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74 degrees on this wednesday, august 5th. and mother nature turning down the heat a bit, the temperature in the 80s, but it's going to be a lot less humid. good morning i'm mary calvi. >> it's about time she turned it down a bit. [ laughter ] i'm chris wragge. traffic and weather on 29s, but here's what -- on the 2s, but here's what is new this morning. a new drug that police say is making people violent and dangerous. mayor de blasio will be addressing the public today. what is the alarming drug that has people so concerned? we will tell you in a live report. it sounded like nothing i have heard before. it's undescribable really. >> a storm left a path of destruction across long island, and we will look at the damage coming up. it's been stop and go, really more stop than go. >> chaos and frustration on the new jersey turnpike after a deadly crash backs up traffic
for more than 6 hours, and this morning, traffic is finally moving again. testimony revealed, what tom brady said under oath is now available to the public, and coming up, what he had to say about the tampering of footballs to roger goodell. a health scare for sandra lee. published reports say the 49- year-old celebrity chef was rushed to the hospital last night. [music ] that's right you need a house in hackensack. billy joel brought down the curtain before undergoing a total renovation, and we will have more coming up in a couple of moments. >> 5:02, traffic and weather on the 2s. >> hackensack? >> my birthplace. >> do you see the hint of blue? it's right over there. isn't that nice? i tell you, we will see brighter, more welcoming skies today. a renegade shower this afternoon, best candidates
north and west, and in the city right now, no drive, calm winds, relative humidity, comfortable. it will be a comfortable way to start the day. the hint of moisture north and west, and the operative word there, a little bit. this afternoon, i think the city and the jersey shore, long island, you should be spared. 86 will feel like 86, and nice humidity relief. low to mid-80s around the area. it's the 101st anniversary of the first traffic light today. goggle that, and you will find more. meg is in for alex. >> not too bad so far, john. let's get you way on your way in brooklyn. 5th avenue remains closed at 64th street, due to yesterday's sink hole issue, and we do have problems due to fdny problems at wall street. there's no 2 trains in both directions. 29 trains are run on the 5 line
from 148th street to nevin street in both directions. the new jersey turnpike is moving once again smooth through newark. yesterday's closure has finally wrapped up. alternate-side parking rules in effect. on long island this morning, more than 15,000 power customers are still in the dark after yesterday's fierce storms. >> parts of suffolk county were hit the hardest. andrea grymes with more. >> reporter: the crews worked through the night, clearing countless trees that came crashing down during yesterday morning's freak storm, and con edison and orange and rockland utilities are help hadding pse&g long island restore the power. >> the hail came down, and the lights were flashing, and it was a horrific storm, it really was. >> reporter: homeowners for st. james to port jefferson came out after the rain to find a path of destruction, and trees toppled over here on canada avenue in port jeff crushing the lavara's car and the home's roof, narrowly missing them.
>> we heard the window explode, and then we heard a big bang, and after that, my daughter was screaming. >> reporter: 80,000 customers lost power during the height of the outages. patty richter thought a tornado was coming. >> i heard the sound of a tornado. >> reporter: meteorologists determined it wasn't a tornado but straight line wind near tropical storm strength that blew through during the 5:00 hour yesterday. >> i could feel my bed, and my lamps were rattling. >> reporter: the manns were asleep when the massive trees came down, piercing their study and destroying their deck. >> the upstairs bedroom is crushed, and the roof is gone pretty much. >> that was andrea grymes reporting for us. the search is on for this
serial particular. the suspect has burglarized five home the in the last 6 months in midtown manhattan, stealing money, jewelry, and electronics. anyone with information should call crime stoppers immediately. it's clear there. >> yep. happening today, mayor de blasio will release his new plan to deal with quality of life crimes plaguing the city. mayor de blasio has sounded the alarm on what he calls weaponized marijuana. >> reporter: the drug is causing big problems, and today the mayor will announce his new plan to deal with that issue streets. >> reporter: the nypd sounding the alarm about the synthetic marijuana also known as k2 and spice. it's creating a public health crisis and taking the toll on the homeless. they can buy it at bodegas for
a dollar a packet. >> it made my heart heart. i thought i was going to have a heart attack. >> reporter: this man asked me not show his face, but he said it has a violent reaction. bill bratton calls it weaponized marijuana. >> many of the individuals under the influence of the drug are totally crazy and have superhuman strength, impervious to pain, and some of the normal takedowns we would normally use will not work. >> reporter: synthetic marijuana such a problem, police confiscated 10,000 packets in central harlem, and this comes after the city released the latest crime statistics. overall crime is down by more than 5%, but homicides have gone up 10% from the same time last year, and that's something we asked mayor de blasio about. >> reporter: some people look at the increased murder rate
and the increased homeless as signs the city is going downhill, what would you say to some who believe the city is going downhill? >> i would say look at the facts and stop the hysteria. >> reporter: the mayor's plan will also deal with bath battling mental health issues with the homeless. today sentencing for an undercover nypd detective convicted of an attacking an suv driver. wojciech braszczok tracked down alexian lien. he did not take part in the beating, but he did nothing to stop it. the city is attacking the rooftop water units after inspectors found legionnaires' bacteria in five units in the
bronx. they have been decontaminated. the bacteria flourishes in the systems that are not working properly. the city is working to identify, register, and inspect every system that uses the recycled water. hollywood's highest paid actors, guess who tops the list? what tom brady said during the inflategate scandal. how an officer saved a man from being hit by a train. weatherwise, we have a comfortable air mass in place, and bring the shades, and that is sunscreen, too, and the umbrella, the odds of that are low. traffic and weather on the 2s,
coming up. well, i will tell you this, we talked before about another sunset, and welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning here on this wednesday the 5th of august. 5:12, and 74 degrees, and guess what? time for traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny, it's a nice day out there. >> you're much more of a romantic now that you're a married man. >> that's what we do, we sit back and watch the sunsets. >> holding hands. >> it's just magical! >> yeah that will last forever. it will! we have nice air quality, comfortable humidity values, and it's a day to catch your breath after the storms of yesterday, and get ready for what is shaping up to be a
better weekend as well. outside in the city, it sure is pretty. you a hint of pink, and just a few clouds punctuating the skies, and there will be more this afternoon, north and west with the slight chance of an isolated shower, and you always have that when you a big existing system, but 75, the winds are low, breezy conditions as well, and let's head out to the north shore, 64 in waiting river, and mike on camera 2, the house there is okay, and neighbors are just around the bend, still cleaning up the trees that are down, and about 15,000 or 14,000 without power. 66 in the hamptons, and around the area, walden is at 55, and that's the dog days of summer, and 63 in sea girt. pretty day for the jersey shore. 84 for lunch, and 86 going to feel like it for the high, and that's closer to where you should be this time of the
year. normal high is 84. none of the heat and humidity of the earlier week. the fulcrum to wrap up the week. the humidity down on friday. the low is flirting with the south. the stray shower is possible north and west, and the odds are only 1 in 5 you will see one of those. thursday should be comfortable. we will see increasing clouds later in the day. overnight thursday, south of the city, there's a chance of a shower, and the low looks like it will push to the south. not as wet. as far as the computer model runs, the low is out of our area, good news for the folks slipping away for the weekend, bad news for the lawn. i know, we could use the rain, and a soaking rain would be good, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. baltimore or dc friday into saturday, watch out for that. if it's a beach day, don't forget still a nod rat risk of
rip currents for the south- facing beaches of long island. i want you to stay safe. 67 overnight, and thursday, nice. watch for increasing clouds and 83. still a wild card friday into the first part of your saturday with the proximity of the low, looking like it's trending drier, and it's staying to the south. the numbers will be cool for this time of the year. this time of the morning, hopefully it's easy. and meg is in for alex. what's going on, meg. >> first some subway issues, and if you're headed out due to fdny activity, there's no 2 trains in both directions from no -- atlantic to wall. the inbound brooklyn bridge will be closed for another 45 minutes.
if you're leaving now stick with the battery tunnel, williamsburg or manhattan bridges. new detail in the deflategate scandal goes public. the transcript of brady's testimony has been released. >> he denies asking anyone to tamper with the footballs and says he didn't know withholding his cell phone could be used against him. >> the judge wants tom brady and roger goodell to appear in court. >> reporter: the transcript reveals that tom brady appears under oath he never asked anyone to tamper with footballs and said he first thought about the footballs in 2014. he received i thought possibly the referees added air to the
footballs. he told a team equipment officials to make sure that the officials didn't make footballs any bigger, and he said he routinely had his assistant destroy his cell phones and said his lawyers provided phone records in the hopes of clearing him of any wrong doing. willie mcginnis game to his defense. -- mcginest came to his defense. >> we all support tom, and if he says he had nothing to do with it, i have to believe it. >> reporter: the union asked that brady's four-game suspension be dropped, but the nfl upheld the suspension last week saying brady and the patriots used underinflated footballs during the
championship game with the colts. the cost was 2.5 to $3 million. >> brian webb, thank you. the family of sandra bland who skyed in the custodies of texas police was arrested. she was found dead in her cell 3 days after being arrested. the police say she hanged herself with a plastic bag, but her family is suing to get answers. >> what happened to my daughter? what happened to sandy? >> where is the continual tape to show her arrival throughout the day? >> we are 3 weeks out from sandra's death, and we still don't know what happened to her. >> the suit claims that officials violated bland's constitutional rights and failed to provide her with medical care. a close call on the tracks for a driver in northern
california. with seconds to spare, an officer pulled the driver to safety before the train smashed into his car. off camera, another officer ran towards the train. the driver smashed into the rail crossing, and authorities said he appeared to be drunk. >> that was close, wow! in the next half an hour, a move against graffiti on long island gets an unexpected interruption. the big news around miss piggy and kermit the frog that is causing an uproar on social media. >> traffic and weather on the 2s, coming up next. you can connect with us all morning long by following us on facebook or twitter, @cbsnewyork. we will post a video in a few moments. grandma, your biscuits are the best. oh, these are from dunkin'. granny! i have a life, you know.
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welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning, and take a look at your sunrise on this wednesday, and we have 75 degrees, and a nice one is coming up, we hope. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s, john. >> that was a close call. you guys were just working all that commercial break and just made it back in time. >> facebook is very important, john. >> yes, social media, they are all over it. 75 in the city, relative humidity is comfortable, and i want to take a look at a little bit of business, and pollen is way up there. people are talking about it. a different time of the season,
and nothing to sneeze at. today's highs today, tomorrow, and there's relief for the weekend. stray rumble north and west, and notice the numbers are cooler north and west, and the odds of that, 20% chance of the next few days, and we will continue to see the numbers slide, and into the weekend, we will bounce back. if you're going to participate in the summer streets, nice numbers early in the morning for the riding and enjoying. 81 by 1:00 p.m. stray shower to the south is possible, but it's shaping up for your saturday in the city. it's a wednesday in the city. let's see what is going on with meg baker. >> 84 eastbound at exit 19 blocked with an accident, but no major delays. eastbound to the l.i.e. and westbound to the rfk triboro bridge, and now the belt parkway at jfk airport moving well through queens, and a reminder that alternate-side
parking rules in effect citywide. guess what? the city has two first place teams, and they are playing like it the mets and the yankees facing off with the division rivals. today the yankees continue their series with the red sox and the mets are in miami, but did you see flores did with this play at the plate? flores making it like plasticman to get around the tag and score the game-tieing run, and now everyone is hitting. even juan. this hit broke it open. brian mccann with the big free agent money. the best catcher's record in major league baseball. last night it was 13-3 over boston. that's your sports update. >> it's a good time to be a baseball fan in new york city, that's for sure. the first triple crown winner in 37 years is being honored in kentucky.
the kentucky derby museum unvailed the american pharoah banner yesterday, and it hangs alongside those other triple crown winners. there's an exhibit to him and his jockey, victor espinoza. >> the triple crown winners have been grouped in decades. who knows what it means for the decade we are in right now. >> his winning runs have also been added to the short film "the greatest race" showing visitors the highlights of the most well-known races. in this morning's two talkers, the highest paid actor in hollywood. >> and another couple calling it quits. >> it's the supper of separation, and now kermit the frog and miss piggy. if they can't make it, who can? that's the question exploding on social media outlets. they broke up, and i'm taking
this way harder than i should be according to neil mcneil. and rob roland said if they can't make it work, i have no chance, and i will be single forever. stuart taylor said this will be what broke social media. they have been together for 40 years. far third year in a row, robert downey jr. is the highest paid actor. he raked in $80 million, much of that earned by the success of this year's "avengers, age of ultron." >> but all of his tax on that and the manager fees oh my goodness. mayor de blasio is unvailing a new plan to tackle violence and get the homeless off the streets.
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it's 5:30, 75 degrees on this wednesday, august 5th. a beautiful summer day on tap, warm and much less humid than the last few days. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. cleanup is underway on long island after a powerful storm brought down trees and power lines yesterday. >> reporter: crews worked through the night to clear countless trees that came down from yesterday morning's freak storm. pse&g is trying to restore power. >> the lights were flashing, and it was a horrific storm it really was. >> reporter: homeowners coming out after the rain to find a path of destruction, and trees
toppled over here on california avenue here many port jeff, crushing the lavara's car and the home's roof, narrowly missing them. >> we heard the window explode and then a big bang, and after that, my daughter was screaming. >> reporter: 80,000 customers lost power during the height of the outages. >> reporter: patty richtor thought a tornado touched down. >> it sounded like every tree was exploding outside, and then i heard the sound of a tornado. >> reporter: meteorologists determined it wasn't a tornado, but it was straight line wind, near tropical storm strength here 70 miles an hour, that blew through during the 5:00 hour. >> could feel my bed, and my lamps were rattling. >> reporter: the manns were asleep when the massive trees came crashing down, piercing their study and destroying their deck.
>> an upstairs bedroom is pretty much crushed and the roof is gone pretty much. >> that was andrea grymes reporting for us. 5:32, time for traffic and weather on the2s. johnny with much more. >> reporter: today's weather will be conducive for cleanup. the blue skies overhead, and 75. winds are calm, relative humidity, 49 percent. it's going to be a dreamy day as chris pointed out. a few more clouds with central and southern new jersey, and you cannot rule out the pop upshower this -- popup shower north and west of the city. 86 is your high, and with the lower dew points courtesy of the breezy conditions out of knot and west it will feel like 86 as well. running red lights cost america $14 billion a year, and let's
keep it nice and safe. here to help you, meg baker is in for alex. >> thank you, john. here's what you are getting into. starting your commute in queens. the eastbound l.i.e., and the delays are back to 74th street, and now in carmel, accident eastbound at exit 19 on 84, and there's no major delay there is. chris will have more on the closures from yesterday in a minute. alternate-side rules in effect citywide today. chris and mary? traffic is back to normal on the new jersey turnpike after yesterday's massive delays. a dump truck caught on fire after hitting the overpass in linden around 10:30 in the morning. sadly the driver was killed. the accident closed the highway in both directions for several hours, backing up traffic for miles, and some drivers passed the time by getting a tan, and some were tossing the football
to help pass the time, and others turned to golf, practicing their putter stroke. >> it's a streak accident, unfortunate, but like everyone, we have to deal with it. just be patient, and get to where we are going safely. >> turnpike reopened last night 12 hours after accident. new this morning, an apparent health scare for sandra lee. published reports say governor cuomo's long-time girlfriend is in the hospital right now. she was rushed to the hospital last night where she is expected to be hon tored for a couple of days reportedly suffering from a fluid buildup. she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in march and had a double mastectomy in may. happening today, mayor de blasio will reveal his plan to deal with the mental health problems and the homeless problems plaguing the city. >> it comes after commissioner bratton sound the alarm about a synthetic drug favored by that population.
>> reporter: mate your will talk about the violence with the homeless and also address the problem with the synthetic marijuana. >> reporter: the nypd sounding the alarm about the synthetic marijuana, also known as k2 and spice. police say it's causing a public safety and health crisis, centered in harlem and taking the toll on the homeless. they can buy it at bodegas for a dollar a packet. >> i thought i was going to have a heart attack. >> reporter: this homeless man named michael asked we hide his face. he says he has used the drug, and there's a violent reaction. this shows the impact. you can seat naked man blocking the school safety vehicle in brooklyn. bill bratton says it's weaponized marijuana. >> many of the people under the influence of the drug are totally crazy, superhuman strength, impervious to pain,
and some of the normal takedowns we use will not work. >> reporter: it's such a problem, police recently confiscated 10,000 packs in central harlem, and this is after the city released the latest crime statistics. overall crime is down by 5%, but homicides have gone up 10% from the same time last year, and that's something we asked mayor de blasio about. >> reporter: some people look at increased murder rate and the increased homeless as signs the city is going downhill. what would you say to some who believe the city is going downhill? >> i would say look at the facts and stop the hysteria. >> reporter: the mayor will announce the first phase of his plan at 2:00 this afternoon, and we will be here to let you know what he has to say. live in lower manhattan this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> ilana, thank you. happening today, city bike will launch the newest round of expansion. they will open the first docking station in long island city it will double the size of
the bike share network from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes over the next 2 years. next month it will set up shop in jersey city. a city bike rack near the entrance of the plaza hotel will stay there. the hotel said it was a traffic clogging eyesore, but an appellate panel upheld the lower court ruling allowing the bike rack. a task force will be overseaing staff monitoring school data for irregularities, and anything found will be reported it comes after the passing of students who rarely attended class. 100 people gathered to
spray for an officer who was shot and killed when he interrupted an a drug deal. hundreds turn out to remember a kansas bat boy who died after accidently being hit by a bat. the 9-year-old was hit saturday and then died the next day. at last night's game, kiser's little sister threw out the first pitch, and those in attendance are heart broken by the loss. >> it's a tragedy, and as parents especially, and kids who play ball it could happen to anyone, and it's just really a sad situation. >> the team also unvailed a new sign in the outfield with a heart and his initials inside of the heart. it's 5:38. a popular kid's magazine is going high high tech. parking problems in one queen's neighborhood, and we are not talking about the street. why cars are constantly on the sidewalk in the area. [music]
one last show, and long island bids farewell to nassau coliseum. a few clouds, but overall, less humid, and comfortably warm for this time of the year. looking looic a drier finish to the workweek. the pearl of a forecast, and i will tell you why that will work on a couple of levels. traffic and weather on the 2s,
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straight line winds, and about 15,000 week are without power this morning. hillary clinton's e-mail is the focus of an fbi probe. the fbi is looking into the security of the private server mrs. clinton used when she was secretary of state, and they have asked her lawyer about the security of the thumb drive he has containing copies of her e- mails. traffic and weather on the 2s right now. >> reporter: good morning, mary. we have delightful conditions out there right now, and weather watchers are watching more variety. cooler numbers in the low 60s, and parts of the area in the 50s, and there's the reading in the low 70s. 72 for the jersey shore, and it's cooler around toms river, and bob leszczak with 63, and this is shared by many, my lawn
is very, very dry. not looking promising. this is charles benson in montgomery, and again, sharing this sentiment, i have not have to mow my lawn in nearly 3 weeks. the area of low pressure diving to the south into the weekend, and we will look at the futurecast in a second. in the city right now a comfortable reading at 75, and the city is likes to hang on to the heat. the winds are calm right now, but a breezy day today with the northwest winds, and the northwest wind is a dry wind. 84 at lunchtime feeling like 84. 86 the high today in the city, and that's a little bit above normal, but it will feel nice. nowhere near the record of 101 set in 1944. the sun is up a few minutes to 6. we are losing more and more of the summer sun. it's great with the uv forecast
an 8. remember, sunscreen on today. it's a cleanup day or a day to head to the beach or the pool, moderate rip current risk if you're headed to the beach. the atmosphere is drying out, and at surface, we just can't support it. we could see big congestion overhead, but i don't think we will see a lot of moisture with the dry air mass, and thursday is comfortable, increasing clouds, and we will zoom out to show you the area of low pressure, and yesterday the models were pushing into the area, and now they are pushing to the south, now, as you probably well know, as you get closer, sometimes the models will wobble a little bit, and today, there's consistency pushing to the south, and it's a rainmaker for the mid- atlantic, but it's shaping up for us, and that's good news if you're headed to the beach this weekend, and it's actually shaping up, and definitely sunday, a great day. mostly sunny. comfortable air temperatures,
and nice air temperatures as well. sun and clouds for the mountains as well, and as we work our way through the next part, the first part of next week, we will see the chance for a shower monday into tuesday, and 5:45 on this wednesday morning, and meg is in for alex. people are waking up, and we first look at engalwood, new jersey. at least two lanes are blocked on 95 southbound, approaching exit 70. delays back to route 4. you want to stick to the express lanes there. queens has two lanes blocked on the l.i.e., approaching woodhaven boulevard. alternate-side rules in effect citywide today rules in effect citywide. mary? a fire at a new jersey apartment complex, and chopper 2 was overhead yesterday as firefighters battle the flames at the twin brook apartments.
15 apartments were destroyed, and firefighters suffered minor injuries, but no word on the cause of the fire. a woman can go ahead with a defamation lawsuit involving facebook. an exboyfriend broke into her facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements, and she began to state phil burner-dean when they worked at a middle school in 2002. she is suing for $350,000. sidewalks for pedestrians are being used as parking lots on northern boulevard. the cars were from dealerships s there's fears about the safety of the pedestrians who have to navigate around them. the dealerships say the cars are only there briefly as they move them around. >> it's not an attack on the auto dealerships, but it is an appeal and a reminder of what the law is. the sidewalks are meant for pedestrians, not for cars.
>> and parking on the sidewalk is prohibited in the city, and violators are subject to fines, and the councilman has asked for enforcement by the police and better cooperation from dealerships. apple stocks take another hit, and a suppliers will be closing more doors. cigarette to see you hena. >> reporter: good morning, mary. new reports from tesla today. shares after apple's stock fell for a fifth straight day due to investor worries about whether apple can keep growing at at rapid pace in china the stock is now at the lowest point in over 6 months. hertz is putting the brakes on its 24-7, and that's the rent-by-the-hour service. it was rolled out 2 years ago.
new york post reports they are canceling the program because of weak demand. as back to school approaches, office depot is pushing to close down more brick and mortar stores at a rapid pace. they plan to merge with staples, but they are awaiting approval. the merger is expected to be worth over $6 billion. a childhood favorite, "highlights" is going high tech. the magazine is teaming up with fingerprint, a startup company that specializes in games for kids, developing free and paid chris and mary? >> coming up next, highlights from the final event at nassau coliseum. >> a chance for town officials to show how they are getting rid of graffiti. how did they get kicked out of the area. >> first the morning score board. the mets keep scores and keep their one-game lead in the east, and the yankees beat up
the final of 13-3. and we welcome you back to cbs 2 news this morning on this wednesday, the 5th of august. 75degrees out there here at 5:51. on long island a rocky start for islip town officials on their effort to crack down on graffiti. >> this is not town property. >> workers started to cover the graffiti on the new york institute of technology property, but a news conference was broken up by a security guard.
a spokesperson said it was a miscommunication. they are trying to get the antigraffiti truck back on the ground. >> 3 years ago we practically wiped out all the graffiti, and then they started to leave messages. >> reporter: on the walls? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: what were the messages? >> death threats. >> there you have it. the truck is back and moving around. for many the cleanup effort could not come soon enough. businesses and homes have fallen victim to the vandals. 5:52. a check of weather and traffic with john. i love how the glass and steel pick up the pink. 86, cooler north and west with the stray shower and thunderstorm possible north and west. 20% chance of that. we have a sense of a few more clouds filling in here. stormy weather for the central states, and risk of severe weather for the plains, and just plain nice for us.
the pearl of the forecast. why? it's national oyster day as well. maybe you will enjoy that. 5:53. can you enjoy the ride? meg is in for alex. an issue near the george washington bridge to report. in engalwood, new jersey, 95, southbound, approaching 90. in queens, an accident blocking three lanes on the westbound l.i.e. as you approach grand avenue, delays back to the bqe there. alternate-side rules in effect citywide today. in health watch, the federal government is calling for change when it comes to the way we deal with resistant determines it could change the way doctors prescribe antibiotics.
a number of germs are no longer responding to drugs designed to kill them. unless something changes, drug- resistant bugs will continue to develop. the last concert at nassau coliseum, and who better to bring the curtain down than long island's own billy joel? >> jessica schneider reports. >> and billy never forgot where he came from. one, two, three, four! >> reporter: the pianoman brought the house down. [music] before the lights go out forever at nassau coliseum. say good-bye my baby >> reporter: and the legendary
long islander never forgets his roots or his fans. his 32nd performance is the final act for what fans call the barn it will shut down tonight to be renovated and reopened in december 2016. it won't be the same. the islanders are leaving for the barclays center in brooklyn, and fans say the nostalgia of the coliseum that has stood since 1972 will be erased. i came here for the first time, and i was trying to be honest, because i have been coming here since i was 5 and came to 32 games last season. it's bittersweet. >> reporter: billy joel was just one of the many legends to play here. elvis was here in 1973. bruce springsteen played sets in 1980. >> he scores! >> reporter: it's the islanders these fans have flocked to see for 4 decades.
the team took home three of the four stanley cups here, skating for the final time at the coliseum on april 25th. >> i think the island lost something valuable, the islanders. >> billy joel is long island. i think it's wonderful. you know, i hope he's here to open the next one. >> and last night's big night was star studded with paul simon playing alongside joel, and here he is giving him a standing ovation in front of the packed house, and kevin james from "king of queens" was there. >> kevin james was also the garden when he broke the record there. >> so many great memories at the coliseum, and it's tough for people out there. thinking back to the '80s when the islanders were so, so good.
i saw joel close down shea stadium. it was a great night last night. we hope for bigger and better for the coliseum when it reopens in a year or so. there's a big cleanup on long island after yesterday's storms, and a live report coming up. also trying to calm fears, what the mayor says the city is trying to do after recent outbreak of legionnaires' disease in the bronx. it will soon be the hottest selling drink in the u.s. why bottled water is becoming bigger business. cbs 2 news this morning begins in 60 seconds. somebo from my hometown. announcer: bthere for your community, at nationalguard.com.
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call 1-800-341-9716. it is 6:00, and it's 75- degrees on this wednesday, august 5th. much more comfortable day today with less humidity, and then the big cooldown is on the way. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. traffic and weather on the 2s, but first here's what is new this morning. >> these individuals, many of them, under the influence of this drug, they are totally crazy. they have superhuman strength, impervious to pain. >> a major crackdown to get synthetic marijuana off the street.
the mayor pushing to stop the dangerous side effects and get the drug off the street. >> we heard the window explode and a big bang, and after that, my daughter was dreaming. >> thousands of people are still in the dark after powerful storms ripped through suffolk county. several communities suffered major damage when trees crashed into homes. the latest report with the power numbers. sandra lee may have had a setback in her recovery from breast cancer surgery. the celebrity chef and long time companion to governor cuomo was rushed to the hospital last night. the governor was at the billy joel concert and reportedly left early to be by her side. in linden, a truck driver was killed when his truck crashed under a bridge and then exploded. drivers ended up finding creative ways to pass the time including doing sunbathing and tossing the football around. game on for the top ten presidential candidates as they prepare for the first debate,
and we will tell you which local governor is in and which is not. a traditional breakfast on the late late show. james corden and chef ramsey preparing it, but it was the celebrity chef who almost started the fire. >> here's to breakfast! time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> nothing like the fire alarm during the show. that's great. the weather show today, far more benevolent. the ridge of high pressure is building in north west wind will keep the humidity values in check today. enjoy. there's a stray shower that is possible north and west this afternoon. the odds of that are low. go ahead with the plans. 73, dipping a few more degrees, and you can see it in morris, passaic, and green. the surface is too dry to support the rain you can see there.
the numbers will mirror and mimic the air temperatures today with the lower profile. 6:03, what can you look forward to for your commute? meg is in for alex. >> good morning, john. thank you. first in queens, an accident blocking three lanes on the eastbound l.i.e. as you approach grand avenue, and delays there are back to the bqe, and we are starting to see heavy delays build on the westbound side there as well, and now checking the hudson river crossings, only minor delays here for the lincoln tunnel, and the same story for the holland and george washington bridge, and the new jersey turnpike is once again moving smoothly through newark. cleanup from yesterday's closure has finally wrapped up. a reminder if you're parking in the city, app -- alternate- side parking in effect. the mayor will be addressing the city after the police commissioner addressed weaponized marijuana.
police say the homeless are getting a hold of the drug, and it's causing big problems, and the mayor will talk about that issue and his plan to get the homeless off the streets. >> reporter: the nypd sounding the alarm about synthetic marijuana, also known as k2 and spice. police say it's causing a public safety and health crisis and taking a toll on the homeless. they can buy it in bodegas for 1 dollar a packet. >> reporter: this homeless man, michael, asked we hide his face. he says the drug has a violent impact. you can see this naked man under the influence blocking a school safety vehicle in brooklyn. commissioner bratton says it's weaponized marijuana and says arresting the individuals is difficult and dangerous. >> many of the individuals on the drug, totally crazy, and
they have superhuman strength, impervious to pain, and. so normal takedowns we would use will not work. >> reporter: synthetic marijuana such a problem that police recently confiscated more than 10,000 packets in central harlem, and this comes after the city released the latest crime statistics. according to the numbers, overall crime is down by more than 5%, but homicides have gone up 10% from the same time last year, and that's something we asked mayor de blasio about. >> some people look at the increased murder rate and the increased homeless as signs the city is going down hill. what would you say to some who believe the city is going downhill? >> i would say look at the facts and stop the hysteria. >> reporter: the mayor's plan will also deal with violence and battling mental health issues, live in lower ms. president this morning, ilana gold, -- in lower manhattan this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. about 15,000 customers are still in the dark after
yesterday's fierce storms. >> andrea grymes is live from setauket this morning. >> reporter: it was like amaze getting out here this morning because of what you can see behind me all over the place this is the downed tree here in setauket, and it's covering much of the street. this is is a common scene across the north shore of suffolk county this morning. >> reporter: crews worked through the night clearing countless trees that came crashing down during yesterday morning's freak storm, and con edison and orange and rockland utilities are helping pse&g long island restore power. >> as the hail came down and the lights were flashing, it was a horrific storm, it really was. >> reporter: homeowners for st. james to port jefferson coming out after the rain to find a path of destruction, and trees were toppled over here on california avenue in port jeff,
crushing the lavaras's car and their roof, their long island missing them. >> we heard the window break and then a big crash. my daughter was screaming. >> reporter: patty richter thought a tornado touched down. >> it sounded like every tree was exploding outside. i heard the lightning and then the sound of like a tornado. >> reporter: the meteorologists determined it wasn't a tornado but the straight line winds near tropical storm strength at more than 70 miles an hour that blew through during the 5:00 hour. >> i could feel my bed, and my lamps were rattling. >> reporter: the manns were asleep in their home when the massive trees came crashing down, piercing their study and destroying their deck. >> the upstairs bedroom is crushed, and the roof is gone pretty much. >> reporter: well pse&g long
island is reporting 13,900 customers still in the dark this morning, and their outage map online is showing power should be restored by 11:00 this evening, and i will say that their riverhead and quorum customer services offices will be open for people to pick up water, ice, and recharge their phones. andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. the city is now targeting rooftop cooling systems after legionnaires' bacteria was found in five systems across the city. the health department says the bacteria flourishes in the systems that are not cleaned properly. the city is working to identify, register, and inspect every system in the city that uses the recycled water. the search is on for a serial burglar. the suspect has burglarized five homes in the last 6 months in midtown manhattan, and he
has stolen money, jewelry, and electronics. anyone with information should call crime stoppers. happening today, sentencing for an undercover nypd detective, convicted of a 2013 suv driver. wojciech braszczok was among the group of officers who pulled the man from his suv and beat him. he did not take part in the beating, but he did nothing to stop it. who is in? who is out? the lineup for the first gop presidential debate, plus this. >> why would anybody pay for a commodity that is free? >> water is the fastest growing product in the beverage industry. we will look closely at why. the mayor has a shadow. why this comedian has been seen following bill de blasio around the city. >> funny guy! scanning the skies, looking good. air quality is good as well. i will tell you, nothing to sneeze at. the pollen high today, high tomorrow, and relief on saturday, and i will tell you
look at this 66 for the south shore. that's joann. john has 68, but he has gone this request, and i don't know if i can help him out. wish we had some of that drenching rain yesterday. no rain in southern ocean county, and it doesn't look that promises over the next few days. you can see i want to check in here this is bob grimm in barryville. same deal, he would like to see rain. yesterday's thunderstorms only brought less than .05. only .02. we were bullish on rain friday into saturday that system is pushing to the south. that's great news if you have the weekend plans, but if you have a thirsty lawn as most of us do, not the best. winds are calm right now, relative humidity at 59%, and numbers around the area, look at that 55, 57, even in beautiful chatham, and let's go to chatham. phil will buy us lunch today.
phil, i just think got -- he thinks i'm crazy. wind out of the northwest, mix of sun and clouds. a few more clouds north and west, and we could see a popup shower. your day tomorrow, pleasant. thursday is looking nice, and we are going to see rain approach, and if you're planning travel well south and west of the city, you could see a shower, and friday, not so wet, and it looks like the low is going to push us to the south. this is the last two model runs, and there's a chance it could creep back north, and we will leave the 20% chance of a shower in the forecast thursday into friday. the odds are not in a our favor and if you're going to go to the beach this weekend, it's shaping up on saturday, looking drier, and we could see the morning rain, and that's nice, cooler than last weekend. sunday is the superior of your two weekend days, and water temperature is nice. 72 to 74, and then again for the mountains, in fact with the low farther to the south, it
will look good for you friday and saturday with the comfortable air temperature reading as well. the dog days of august have low humidity friday into saturday, and there's a chance late monday into tuesday, we could see a few more thunderstorms in the mix. 6:15, hopefully not mixing it up too much for the ride. meg is in for alex. >> thank you, john. right up to our eyes in the sky. starting with jim smith over a problem in queens. jim? >> good morning, meg. over the eastbound side of the l.i.e., following the accident, the accident is now on the shoulder. all lanes on the eastbound l.i.e. have been reopened, and there's delays, half mile delay getting through the area. the delay will begin just after exit for the bqe. jim smith, cbs 2 news. thank you, jim. and now for subway problems due to a train with mechanical problems.
downtown 2 and 3 trains are running local only, and that's from 72nd street to chambers street. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. chris? >> meg, thank you. turning now to campaign 2016, governor christie made the cut for the first presidential debate for republicans. he had been in a three way race with john kasich and rick perry for the final 2 spots. perry and pataki didn't make it. donald trump will be center stage because he is the number one in polls. the family of sandra bland is filing a wrongful death lawsuit. she was arrested during a traffic stop last month and found dead in her cell 3 days later. investigators said she hanged herself with a blastic bag, but her family has doubts about how
she die -- died and the circumstances surrounding her death. >> what happened to my daughter? >> what happened to sandy? where is the continual tape to show her arrival throughout the day? >> we are 3 weeks out from sandra's death, and we still don't know what happened to her. >> the suit claims officials violated her constitutional rights and failed to provide her with medical care. new trouble for the minnesota dentist in the middle of the lion hunting scandal. walter palmer's vacation home was spray painted with the words lion killer some time yesterday morning. animal crackers were scattered along the lawn and bloody pigs' feet were thrown in the driveway. last month palmer killed cecil the lion, sparking is international outrage. if you're drinking more bottled water these days, you're not alone. >> weijia jiang reports that sales of bottled water are now booming.
>> reporter: if there's one thing that greg and michelle niece agree on, it's drinking water. >> i think about water, but the coke tastes better, and it goes down first. >> it's a conscious effort now to cut back on soda and drink more water. >> reporter: more americans are ditching soda, buying bottled water instead. the beverage market corporation predicts by 2017 water cell in the u.s. will surpass the carbonated drink sales. >> it's the biggest phenomena in 30 years. >> reporter: it's also the most unexpected trend. 30 years ago it was hard to find bottled water, and now it's everywhere. >> the phenomena is what is happening here? why would anyone pay for a commodity that is free from the tap? >> reporter: times have changed and all types sell well from sparkling water to enhanced water.
>> people are much more concerned with what they put in their body, and water is community. >> reporter: it's not clear when the popularity will peak. weijia jiang, cbs 2 news. >> it's 6:19. a former james bond stopped by security at an airport. we will tell you why. new york baseball, the hottest ticket in town right now. the highlights for the mets and yankees coming up in sports. on wall street yesterday, stocks ended the day down across the board. the nasdaq fell by 10, and s&p
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the cast of the new fantastic 4 -- four movie hit the let carpet. the film is a modern retelling of the foursome, and fantastic four will open in theaters on friday. expect it to be big, very big. and you saw kate there, the daughter of one of the giants' executives, and she texted him, i miss you daddy, and he texted back, i miss your hair. apparently her pixie cut is not well received by everybody. one, two, three, four, and
we have a fantastic four right here. weatherwise, it's nice today, and we are going to see a relatively quiet day, 73 in the city right now, and the high today, 86. feeling like it with less humidity, and i know the lawns are thirsty, but a 20% chance of rain today. moderate rip current risk if today's a beach day. don't forget the sunscreen. on the beach today. it would be nice g. if we are headed out there, we knew traffic would build, and so it is. in queens, the van wyck is low northbound from linden boulevard up to the kew garden the interchange, and that's a live look there. now in brooklyn, the gowanus is heavy from the belt parkway up to the brooklyn bridge, and we do have subway problems, and due to a train with mechanical problems, 96 train with 2 and 3 trains running local only to chambers street.
alternate-side rules in effect citywide today. chris and mary? >> meg, thank you very much. ladies we have hot baseball teams in town right now. lest update you with the cbs 2 sports update. the mets are trying to hold on to their first place position, and mike piazza on hand in miami to see his former team, and the top of the 6th right now, and a play at the plate, and here comes, wow, he's just the most popular met right now. number 4, look at this slide. great job right there, and it's tied at wilmer. the two-out single to left, and the mets, here they. go juan is not hitting well until right now. the 2-out, 2-run triple. the fifth bagger of the year. they score for the 4-1 lead, and 5-1 is the final score.
the grandyman getting into the act as well. last night, 4-2 in the 7th and tanaka served it up to sandoval, and that's still a game there the yankees still on top, but the offense exploded, and mccann launches it to the 2nd deck. they were not done. young to left field. another 3-run shot and the yankees beat up on the sox, 13- 3, the final score in that one. way to go, yankees. one person got a standing ovation last night, but he was not on the field. he was in the stands. tracy morgan was behind home place for last night's game this is one of his first public appearances since the turnpike crash that left him critically injured. he said that the accident changed him forever. he made the rounds on the talk shows a few months ago, but now to see him, very special. >> that standing ovation was
special without a doubt. baseball a big talker, but here's the other stories, too. the mayor and james bond was stopped by airport security. >> police in burlington, vermont, said he had a hunting knife on him. his publicist has not commented. he was james bond in four films. >> luckily he didn't have his p.k. on him or a martini glass. c.k. shadowed the mayor, sitting quietly in the back and taking notes, and then he attended the meeting of the city hall staffers on the homeless and the mental health issues. according to the daily news, when the mayor was asked about the visit, he said there's a lot of comedy at city hall. louis ck is preparing for an upcoming project. >> what could that be?
>> i don't know. city bike's big win against a luxury hotel. plus cut the fat without going under the knife. a simple waistband that helps you cut off 2 inches. this i have to hear. the company allowing new moms and dads to take all the time they need. medical emergency for sandra lee, the governor's long- time girlfriend had to be rushed to the hospital last
it's 6:30, look at those temperatures. 73degrees on this august 5th. nice forecast for your wednesday. nice temperatures, and a bit of humidity to deal with the traffic and weather on the 2s coming up for you. first, disturbing scenes of a homeless man having a bath at columbus circle, and another having a violent reaction in the street. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm chris wragge. mayor de blasio has a plan to deal with the homeless problems plaguing the city, and ilana gold has more on this. >> reporter: today the mayor is going to have a round table discussion here at city hall, and he's going to talk about his new plan to deal with the homeless and synthetic marijuana.
the nypd is sounding the alarm on the drug, and police say it's a public health crisis. known as k2 or spice, it's taking a toll on the homeless. they can buy it in bodegas for $1 a pack. this naked man is under the drug's influence, blocking a school safety van. the police commissioner said arresting someone on the drug is difficult and dangerous. >> these are individuals that many of them are under the influence of the drug, and they are totally crazy. they have superhuman strength, impervious to pain, and some of the normal take downs we would use are not going to work. >> reporter: and these problems come after the city released new crime statistics that show overall crime is down 5%, but homicides are up 10% from the
same time last year, and the mayor's new plan will tackle the recent violence, addressing the problem at 2:00 this afternoon. we will be here and let you know what he has to say. live in lower manhattan this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. time now is 6:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s, right over to john elliott this morning. >> reporter: isn't she pretty? the statue of liberty, the corner stone for it was laid on this day in 1884. nice history there, and if you're going to visit it today or just riding the staten island ferry and going by her, it's will be a pretty day for you. central park's reading, 73, and the winds are calm, and that's misleading. it will be calm today with the change in the pattern. you have a high pressure ridge building in, and we will see more clouds fill in. a mix of sun and clouds to start, a possibly a stray shower north and west today, and for the city, staying
pretty with that, more clouds giving away by midday, and it will feel like 86. humidity values will be comfortable today. you may see more skin in the city today. i will explain. right now meg baker is in for alex denis. an accident moved to the shoulder here on the eastbound l.i.e. approaching grand avenue, but we have delays back to the bqe, but they are easing out at this time. now checking the hudson river crossings, a 10 minute wait on all three crossings, and the new jersey turnpike is moving slowly through newark after the cleanup from yesterday's closure has finally been wrapped up. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. chris? >> new this morning, an apart health scare for sandra lee. published reports say governor coe -- governor cuomo's long- time girlfriend is in the hospital right now, reportedly suffering from a fluid buildup.
she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in march with a double mastectomy in may. the cleanup continues after yesterday's powerful storm that brought down trees and power lines. thousands are in the dark this morning, and andrea grymes has more live from setauket this morning. >> reporter: pse&g says 15,000 customers are still in the dark this is is a small taste of what you will see across the area after the nasty storm that came through yesterday morning. a lot of cleanup still to do let's show you the video. crews were working throughout the night, clearing the countless trees that fell, and they still have a ways to. go during the height of the power outages, 80,000 customers lost power. con edison and the orange and rockland utilities are also here, helping pse&g restore power. a huge path of destruction here
moatly on the north shore of suffolk. many thought a tornado touched down, but it was actually straight line winds, near tropical storm strength, more than 70 miles an hour that came through during the 5:00 hour yesterday. >> as the hail came down and the lights were flashing, it was a horrific storm, it really was. >> we heard the window explode, and then we hearing-impaired the big bang, and then after that, my daughter was screaming. >> reporter: back out here live again, there's about 15,000 customers without power, and the latest outage map on the pse&g map shows power should be retored at 11:00 tonight, and there's several hours to go. they are opening up the customer service office was around 8:00 this morning so people can pick up water, ice, and recharge their cell phones. reporting live this morning in setauket, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. traffic is back to normal on the jersey turnpike this
morning after yesterday's massive delays, and a dump truck caught on fire after hitting the wood avenue overpass in linden around 10:30 in the morning, and the driver was killed, and the turnpike was closed in both directions for hours, and traffic was backed up for miles, and some drivers pass the time by getting a tan and also by tossing the football around, and we saw some people doing this and taking out the putter to practice golf. the turnpike reopened last night, about 12 hours after the accident. new this morning, police have identified the suspect in a monday night's shooting in redhook brooklyn. they are looking for marquis frederick. he was one of two men who pulled up in front of a jeep, opening fire, and four were believed to be innocent bystanders. the victims include a pregnant 19-year-old who lost her child. overall crime is down more than 5% from last year, and homicides have jumped more than 9%, and rape supinely 6
personality, and the number of shooting incidents has remained largely the same. most of the shootings so far are gang related. combating violence was part of the national night out crime against brooklyn. there was dancing and sports, and the purpose was to instill a sense of community. some people who lost loved ones to guns say they don't believe the mayor when he says crime is down. >> it's up. i can tell you that. you have to live in it. >> something has to be done. i have lost other family members as well. >> he's doing all right. it's better than what it was. >> the mayor was there for the event. turning to campaign 2016 now, governor christie making the cut for the first presidential debate. he was ninth in the polls. he had been in a three-way race with john kasich and rick perry for the final two spots, but
perry did not make the cut. donald trump will be center stage as the front runner. right now he has 24% for the lead, and he is 11 points over his closest competitor, jeb bush. the washington post reports the fbi is a looking into the security of the private server that mrs. clinton used when she was secretary of state. the paper says the clinton lawyer, david kendall has been asked about the security of his thumb drive he has containing clinton's e-mails. the city is investigating rooftop cooling units after legionnaires' bacteria was found in rooftop cooling systems of five buildings in the south bronx. the health department says the back teary can flourish in the recycled water that is not cleaned properly, and the city is working to identify, register, and inspect every
city that has the recycled water. the city was sued in 2013 saying the plaza hotel had an eyesore with the city bike rack, but now it will remain. appellate courts have upheld the lower court ruling allowing the bikes. the first docking station for citibike will be opening in long island city. next month citibike will set up shop across the river in jersey city. a controversial takedown caught on camera in brooklyn. a pregnant woman thrown to the ground by an nypd officer. did he use excessive force? an a group has dieded. nut procedure that helps you melt off the fat. >> remember that?
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look at the blue skies out there. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. 6:42, 73 degrees, traffic and weather on the 2s for you. >> i don't know why it is, but today is national underwear day. >> is that right? >> you may be seeing people just in their underwear today. >> very conservative for you, john. >> these are called long johns, but whatever you are wearing it will feel better today, and
it's refreshing north and west today. readings in the 50s, and changing and tweaking the forecast for the weekend as well. in the city right now, comfortable. a few more clouds going the last hour or so to the south and east and west, brighter skies, and calm winds in the park, and northwest winds overall today. around the area, 66. and staten island, i told you. look at jersey city, and hackensack as well. 72 through queens, and 65 in riverdale right now, and around the area, cool 50s north and west, and 59 in sparta, and 55 in monticello, and the numbers with the limited exception, and it's cooler. the city is a bit warmer, but look at the east end there, and it's 16 degrees cooler than it was this time in the hamptons, and dew points a lot lower today, and this is the change from day 2, and 8 degrees lower in the city. 86 the high this afternoon, and normal high is 84, and notice
over the next few days w he be below normal. with we have had 18 days of above normal, and tomorrow, it will be the first day below normal, and you can get a sense of the clouds filling in. your day today, 86, with the wind out of the northwest, and the uv forecast is an 8, and you need the sunscreen on, and and if you're going to the beach, remember there's a moderate rip current risk for the south-facing beaches on long island, and overnight tonight, looking at 67, mostly clear and comfortable. pretty nice into thursday as well. 6:44. what's going on on the roads, meg? >> thank you, john. a new issue on the turnpike today. linden, new jersey, an accident with one lane blocked on the northbound new jersey turnpike. trucks at exit 13. you want to stimwith the car lanes there, and in manhattan, the disabled vehicle with one lane blocked at 7 had 1st street. delays back to 96th street.
now checking transit, all is on or north of new jersey transit and long island railroad. chris and mary,? >> thank you so much, meg. an nypd officer caught on camera slam a woman to the ground has caught his publicment. it was ruled he used excessive force, and it was recommended he lose up to five vacation days. commissioner bratton will make the final determination. the woman's lawyer says the decision is too lenient. the family of sandra bland who died in texas police custody is filing a wrongful death lawsuit. she was arrested last month and found dead in her cell 3 days later. investigators said she hanged herself with a plastic bag, but her family has doubts about how she died and the circumstances around her arrest. her family says they failed to provide her with medical care. the transcript of tom
brady's june testimony in new york federal court has been released. he denies asking anyone to tamper with the air pressure, and he was never told withholding his cell phone could be used against him. roger goodell decided to uphold his suspension. a judge is urging goodell and brady to appear in court next month personally to iron out an agreement. a painting worth millions of dollars has been seized by authorities of an french island. pablo created this in 1906, called head of the young woman. the painting is estimated to be worth more than $27 million. the art work was seized from a yacht, and it's believed someone was trying to export it illegally to switzerland. more than 380 people in 26 states were diagnosed with
stomach illnesses diagnosed to cilantro. it was contaminated with human waste. a new fat-fighting procedure is helping you felt off the unwanted pounds. the deep tissue heating is not surgical. it's called the vanquish system, and it will heat the tissue up to 115 degrees, and it causes the tissue to breakdown, and after several treatments, people can expect to lose 2-4 inches off their waste line. >> i chose to have that because i just recently had twins it does not hurt at all. it just feels like an overwhelming sensation. >> how much does this cost? >> it's $2,000 to $3,000 for 4- 6 treatments.
neiman marcus has filed to go public. the retailer revealed they filled out the papers for the ipo. netflix is enhancing the parental leave pollty. new -- policy. new parents are offered up to a year off. mom in the tech industry welcome the change. >> it's amazing. you just need to spend time with your kids. >> in order for it to work, you to have really good people. >> the policy will apply to mothers and fathers of newborns and adoptees. >> think of all the movie and tv series you could catch up on. miss piggy and kermit the frog are calling it quits, say they will be seeing other people. the couple will have a work relationship, and the reality
show up late with miss piggy will be performing next month. kermit announced he has a new girlfriend who is also a pig. >> what? i don't get this. so long to a long island landmark. i'm moving on recapping billy joel's last performance. but first the morning sports update. today the yankees continue the series with the red sox, and the mets are in miami. last night the mets kept it going. the yankees dominated the red
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good morning, everybody. 6:52. traffic and weather on the2s, and we are talking about 86 for your day today. humidity relief. could see a stray shower north and west, and nice on thursday. i will tell you what, changing our thinking, and yesterday's thinking had the low hugging the coast, and we will see more rain friday into saturday, and more of the models are pushing the low further to the south and the wet weather will stay to the south, and that means the weather will shape up friday into saturday. where you need the rain, yeah, looks like you may be out of luck, and hopefully you're out of luck for the nice, smooth commute. meg baker in for alex denis. in the bronx, the accident has the left lane blocked on
the new england freeway at the hutchinson river freeway. and now in manhattan, a disabled vehicle has one lane blocked on the southbound fdr drive at 71st street. delays back to 96th street. now back to linden, new jersey. an accident has one lane blocked on the northbound new jersey turnpike, and that's at truck lanes on 1. delays are back to 12, and you want to stick with the car lanes there. in the city, alternate-side parking rules in effect. >> meg, thank you. billy joel brought the curtain down last night at nassau coliseum. [music] >> this is the piano man's 32nd performance and the final act for what fans call the barn it will be renovated and reopened in december 2016, but it won't be the same. the islanders are leaving for the barclays in brooklyn, and the fans say the nostalgia of
the building will be erased. >> i came here for the first time today, and i was crying to be honest. i have been to over 35 games last season, and i have been coming here since i was 5. it's bittersweet. >> joel so legendary at the venue, he had his own banner flying from the rafters that will be soon brought down as well. let's check in with cbs this morning. gayle king and charlie rose with the preview. good morning to both of you. >> was that hard? >> it wasn't hard to do. >> chris and mary, hello, hello. we are having a premorning chat. chris, i have not seen you since you got married, but i know norah and charlie have offered their congratulations, but what are you enjoying? >> it's a dream. it's like never waking up from a dream. >> never waking up from a dream, okay! does that give you any ideas? >> oh, yes!
hello, we will talk to the rnc chairman about who mate the cut for the first gop debate and the race. and one of our favs, meryl streep is right here in studio 57. >> she's awesome! we will take you to the restaurant where you can catch your own fish before you eat it. >> i don't know if that's a good idea. >> that is a good idea! >> oh yeah? >> fresh fish is the best! >> i don't want to see my fish alive. >> we will see you in a few minutes. >> i wonder what charlie was whispering. >> i can only imagine. what you need to know
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here's what you need to know before you go. thousands are without power on long island after yesterday's fierce storms, and suffolk county was hit the hardest. pse&g says it could be tomorrow before the power is restored. mayor de blasio will reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and the mental health problems plaguing the city. it comes after bill bratton sounded the alarm on the drug
favored by the population that he calls weaponized marijuana. president obama is looking to congress to approve the iran nuclear deal. he knows it will be a tough vote. now to meg baker for the final look at traffic. >> reporter: in the bronx, the left lane is blocked on the new england freeway northbound at the hutchinson river parkway, and delays back to east tremont avenue. the lincoln and the holland has have a 20 minute wait, and the george washington bridge has only a minor delay. alternate-side parking rules in effect. john? >> feeling better today, high of 86. less humidity, feeling great, and a chance offering pushing to the -- of rain pushing to the south. friday and saturday a slight chance of a shower. >> thank you for watching. >> i'm mary calvi.