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it's 4:30. a humid start to the workweek and temperatures expected to hit the low 80s today. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to "cbs 2 news this morning." we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. first, breaking news in missouri. shots are fired in ferguson overnight. st. louis county police say an officer was fired upon during protests. the police chief says someone was shot when the officer returned fire. that person is said to be in critical condition at this hour. the officer was not hurt. hundreds of people had been gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of michael brown. the unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by a white police officer sparking weeks of violent protests.
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we'll have a full report coming up at the top of the hour. now to a scare in the air over newark airport. several commercial pilots reported seeing a drone as they prepared to land. >> we're live at newark airport with how close the drone got to the plane. janelle? >> reporter: mary, police say the drones were dangerously close and this morning they're still looking for the people responsible. four separate pilot crews spotting the drones from the cockpits as they approached the runway at newark liberty. >> we saw the drones at 3,000 here report report prompting this warning from air traffic control. >> caution, drone activity reported. >> reporter: the federal aviation administration says pilots flying commercial planes for expressjet, northwest and two united flights all reported seeing a drone between 8 and 13 miles from the airport sunday afternoon. dangerously close to the aircraft.
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>> 3,000 feet, it was close to the left side of the plane. >> how far off? >> a quarter of a mile. >> reporter: officials from the faa say they've seen an increase in drone sightings across the country, including three reports at jfk airport within the last nine days. it's illegal to fly unmanned aircraft near manned planes. some passengers say there needs to be tougherer regulations. >> i don't know what kind of point you'd prove by flying around an airport. >> reporter: and the fines for flying drones close to aircraft, up to 25 thousand $25,000 and possible criminal charges, as well. reporting live this morning from newark airport, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle. now over to john elliott on this monday morning. >> how about the weekend? >> nice. >> oh, yeah. and i'm glad you have long sleeves sleeves on. it's a little chilly this morning. winds out of the south at 5 miles an hour.
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percent. nice and quiet, but clouds overhead and rain to the west. it stays to the west for much of the area all day long. the main rainmaker is overnight tonight into tuesday. we could see downpours. the potential for flooding and gusty winds, as well. just the low 80s today, but it will feel warmer with the higher humidity values by this afternoon. thunderstorms, well west today. it's going to be a messy tomorrow, but we need the rain, as well. it's relatively quiet, at least it was for me. what's going on out there? >> good morning, john. in newark, we have a disabled vehicle, blocking the left lane on the northbound new jersey turnpike western spur. you will want to plan for that. checking the hudson river crossings for you, the george washington bridge, though, you're moving well here. not only here, lincoln and holland tunnels are also clear. and queens, the grand central parkway.
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traveling here, looking good. eastbound to the l.i.e., westbound to the triborough bridge passing laguardia. be safe, don't text and drive. two people opened fire on the u.s. consulate in istanbul. no one was injured and one of the alleged attackers is in custody. this came shortly after a car bomb went off at a nearby police station, injuring 10 people. no word if the attacks were related or who's claiming responsibility for the attacks. the u.s. recently worked out a deal with the government there to help them fight extremist groups. remembering frank gifford. a look back at the life of the giants icon, commentator and beloved father. >> he died yesterday at the age of 84. cbs 2's matt kozar has a look back at the giants legend. >> reporter: fancy footwork and gifford.
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he spent his entire career with the new york giants and played three different positions on both offense and defense. in 1956, he led the team to a championship and was named mvp. gifford grew up in california and attended usc on a football scholarship. >> had the radio on and they talked about the nfl draft. he went to the new york giants no. 1. i went what? >> reporter: after retiring as a player, gifford wasn't finished with football. he worked as a sportscaster, first at cbs. >> next, the sports news, brought to us by the only and one -- or should that be the one and only, frank gifford. >> reporter: we dug into our archives and found this video from 1965. >> pros and amateurs alike fire scores. >> reporter: gifford moved to and and became a cornerstone on monday night football.
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after two previous marriages, in 1986, he married kathy lee gifford. she said deeply grateful to all... . >> reporter: the couple lived with their two children in greenwich, connecticut, where gifford died sunday morning of natural causes. >> reporter: fans are reacting to the hall of famer's death. >> when what he an announcer, he was the face of the nfl. >> as an athlete, he set a quality standard for all athletes. >> that was math kozar reporting for us. frank gifford is survived by five children and 5 grandchildren. >> reaction has been pouring into social media.
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... well, there is new surveillance video in the shooting death of an unarmed black football player in dallas. this video, edited by a car dealership, shows the minutes leading up to the deadly encounter with police. you can see the 19-year-old stepping over a locked gate. he bangs his fist against the window of a car, then stomps on the windshield, then walks back to his jeep and then rams the jeep through the gate. minutes later, a police officer walks up to the building and disappears from the camera's view. he shot taylor after an arrested. crews are expected to resume their search for a missing kayaker this morning in jones. the man disappeared when his
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kayak capsized on saturday. he was paddling with his girlfriend. the daughter of singer annie lennox. a passing boat rescued her, but jones is missing. search crews with two boats equipped with sonar scanning and divers spent the last two days searching for him. currents in the area can be dangerous. >> the current can be 5 to 6 knots on an outgoing or incoming tide 6789 difficult to swim against, difficult to get to shore. it's pretty serious. nothing to mess around with. >> neither was wearing a life preserver when they went into the water. a burglar accused of stealing $4,000 worth of cash and jewelry. police say the man entered a building in sheeps head bay saturday night. the suspect was last seen wearing white sneakers, black hooded shirt.
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and more testing for legionnaires' disease today. 10 people have died. 76 people have been treated and discharged. the mayor and city council speaker are set to introduce fighting the outbreak. the governor says the state is doing all it can after identifying cooling towers as the source of the outbreak. >> it's a combination of testing and treating the towers. we're making good progress. i don't care if it's the south bronx or sutton place, new yorkers are new yorkers and i'm going to make sure the government is there for them. >> the disease is spread through bacteria which tend to flourish in cooling towers when it's hot outside. happening today, amtrak lob the hot seat. amtrak's vice president will answer questions after a week of major delays for nj transit commuteers. delays were hours a day for the
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week at the end of july after a series of electrical problems. new jersey transit called the delays unacceptable and blamed amtrak. 4:39 now. still to come, get interested pay more for a -- get ready to pay more for a new smart phone. and a dolphin found swimming in a river. and a toddler in distress. a bus driver saved the day. your day today, a day of change. we are going to see a little bit more humidity this afternoon. then it turns stormy overnight. could see flooding this time tomorrow. we will talk about it coming
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up. hey, it's 4:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> good morning, everybody. good morning to you. i hope you had a nice weekend. i tell you, the weather was phenomenal and we have good news. there's rain in the forecast. i know we are dry! 69 out there, parts of queens. 66 in the -- for the jersey
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shore. 71, i believe that is bayonne. 63. this is jean in north plainfield watching. nice cool numbers in the low 60s. in fact, here's 64 for anthony. kind of a fun fact from anthony. like this, just 137 days until christmas in case anyone is -- i know. i just got a gasp there. mary calvi has already started christmas shopping, by the way. and good old charlie, every morning treat. this is the sky yesterday over at narrows burg. i was out in parts of morris county yesterday. and the clouds, yes, there were clouds overhead, but it stayed dry. i think that changes, not today, but overnight tonight into your day tomorrow. in the city, 72. cloudy, winds out of the south at 5. relative humidity at 68 percent. just another sampling as far as the spread. you have 55 in monticello. i know, brrrr! 72 in the city, hanging onto the heat. there's a lot of variety out there.
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i mean, it's definitely -- you need a sweater or something out the door, north and west. these numbers, though, compared to yesterday, it's a little bit warmer. numbers today, somewhat misleading, though, there will be clouds filling in. humidity will be up, it will feel warmer. but we're still shy of where we should be. 81 for your high today. feeling a little bit warmer with the higher dew dew points. right now, scanning the skies, fine. this little bit of moisture will weaken and we see a relatively quiet day before the low approaches. it will be met with moisture from the south. this is what the models are doing. this is how they see it playing out. your day today, fine. this afternoon, could see a stray shower north and west. that would be relatively light rain and it's in and out quickly. again, just kind of a taste of what's heading your way overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. we see a line of showers with embedded thunderstorms, potential downpours, as well. this could serve to slow you down tomorrow morning. if it's a key business day or a travel day, remember that.
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you're going to have to factor in a little extra time. stays busy throughout the morning and then it weakens a bit, but there are more into the afternoon. so it's more of an all-day event with breaks. but the potential is there for heavy rain and then you see a wrap-around shower. pretty typical. you have an exiting low and we wewill leave the possibility of wednesday, even wednesday afternoon, but the big heads up is for tuesday. that's where we see the most active weather this week. how active is the drive right now? here's active alex. >> reporter: we're in newark. we have a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane on the northbound new jersey turnpike western spur at exit 15 e. a there. no need for an alternate. delays here. are clear for you. to the northern state parkway at lakeville road, no issues to
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report. also moving well on the lie and southern state at this time. there it is for you. metro north, path trains, new jersey transit and lirr all on or close to schedule. alternate side parking is in effect citywide. back to you. >> thank you, alex. here's a quick look at the stories making headlines this morning here at cbs 2. the families of the two boys who went missing off the coast of florida have called off their private search. the coast guard has already stopped searching. the families of the 14-year- olds say they haven't found any new evidence or clues to help them continue. the boys went missing more than two weeks ago. a number of american f-16 fighter jets are now in turkey to help in the fight against isis. the u.s. took a more active role there recent. the u.s. military started using armed droneesin turkey last week. now they will have fighter jets based there. and greece hopes to wrap up talks this week on the bailout. they need 94 $94 billion to
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prevent an economic collapse and keep the euro currency. they hope to get a deal by tomorrow and send it to parliament next week. money stock, futures are heading up. the dow dropped 46 pointsless week. the nasdaq fell in the early, 14. the s&p lost 6. and verizon wireless customers are in for changes. beginning thursday, customers won't be able to get discounted phones by signing up for a contract anymore. phones will be full price, which may cost hundreds of dollars. an iphone 6 retails for $649. data plans, also changing. customers will choose between 4 plans starting at $30 per month. some welcome news for his drivers this summer. gas prices are down thanks to the ongoing slump in crude oil prices. prices fell $0.11 in the last two weeks. the average price is now $2.71. gasoline is down $0.81 a gal from the same period a year ago.
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now to a deadly attack in yellowstone national park. the victim's body was found on a popular offtrail area on friday. partial bear tracks found at the scene kate that an adult female and a cub were involved. the victim was a long-term seasonal employee who worked for the company that operated the park's urgent care clinics. there are now bear trans in the area. a sad update on a dolphin discovered in a new jersey river. efforts to save the mammal have failed and the bottle-nosed dolphin died on saturday. the dolphin was spotted in the river in old bridge on wednesday. crews tried to coax it back into the bay, but were unsuccessful. rescuers then took the dolphin out of the water, but it died on the way to a vetrinarian. a bus driver in wisconsin is getting positive attention after saving the life of a toddler. it was all caught on video. tim homan was on his bus route and saw a little girl in the middle of a busy street.
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he pulled over and approached her quickly. . >> asked her if it was okay if i picked her up and saw -- i knelt down and put my arms out and she put her arms up and said mama. and that was kind of -- that was pretty good. >> the 1/2-year-old wandered out while her father was taking a nap. the driver says he was in the right place at the right time. all okay. thankfully he was there. >> luckily. i don't know about dad being okay when mom got local. 4:49 now. the new fantastic 4 wasn't so fantastic at the box office. and the man who's been around for a century and he tells us his detroit a long life. and we're going get you another check of traffic and weather on the 2s coming up
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when we come back. well, there may be a shortage of birth deep candles right now in wes chester. william doesn't look it, but he turned 100 years old over the weekend. there was a party for him sunday in mt. vernon. we asked him for the secrets to a long and healthy life. >> love people. be nice to people. and try to do the right thing. don't drink. don't smoke. >> some great advice right there. keep going! he was born to slaves and spent his early years working in the cotton fields of north carolina. he's been liveening new york since 1944. does he look great or what? >> dressed to the 9s! >> for 100! >> sharp and smart! >> we should all take note of his advice. >> my mom's boyfriend turns there's so many things wrong with that statement, but more
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power to him. >> dare i ask how old mom is? >> she turns 90 next year. she's not a cougar anymore. >> way to go, mom! here's the deal for you, percent of the weather department had a birthday. it was lonnie and vanessa's birthday, the same day. here's today, changing weather under way today. the humidity creeps up. we could see a shower well west today. turning stormy or sturning tormy. then it quiets down. a leftover shower wednesday, thursday and friday a shapeup and warm up, as well of the we're waiting for the rain to leave the lakes, so, heavy rain through parts of missouri and kansas. welcome moisture for parts of the west. i tell you what, we're spared the heat, worst of it, south central states, dallas 105, will feel like 110. they can have that. >> lovely. >> they certainly can. leave it there. how we doing out there? >> reporter: traveling this morning, a couple of things in new jersey.
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we have a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane on the northbound new jersey turnpike on the western spur at exit 15 e. no major delays, but it's there. in linden, we have an accident blocking a lane in the southbound car lane specifically at exit 13. a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras. the westbound highway at 42nd street. you're moving well, not only here, but on the fdr, as well. in brooklyn, the beltway, same story to report. alternate parking is in effect citywide. back to you. >> thank you, alex. donald trump on the offensive, but not apologizes for last week's debate. fantastic for getting clobbered in the battle o at the box office.
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ready or not, here i come. >> they're coming after us with everything they've got.
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>> they gave it their all, but no one could boot "mission impossible rogue nation" from the first spot at the box office this week. ten days! >> it's good, it's good. >> you want to stop him? it's going to take everything you have. >> for opening weekend for" fantastic four" which crashed and burned compared to most of the superhero movies. i tell you, fantastic four, it's just not resonating with the audience, no matter how hard they tried. and ant-man is still hanging on. >> more of meryl streep.
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>> what's the formula? >> it didn't get great reviews, either. 4:57 now. still ahead, the day's top stories coming up for you. breaking news out of ferguson, new jersey. shots fired at police at a protest marking the one-year death death of michael brown. i haven't been wrong. >> donald trump isn't backing down from comments to a moderator at last week's debate. he won't say he's sorry. and what nikki minaj said that had rumors of a baby swirling on social media. p has a story. dunkin' k-p packs in my life we a good fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special. it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of.
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onald trump. "fantastic four". 5:00. 72 degrees on this monday, august 10th. keep cool, it's going to be humid today. temperatures are expected to hit the low 80s. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. first -- >> we want to be as patient as possible. >> what is that? >> get down. >> breaking news in ferguson, missouri. what you're listening to, just now, was gunshots fired at police during a protest marking one year since the death of michael brown.
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the sound of gunfire is captured during a tv interview there. we will have a full report coming up. another scare in the air for planes approaching newark airport. reports of drone sightings. coming up, what the faa is saying about the increase in drones flying and the danger it poses to travelers. difficult to get to shore, pretty serious. it's nothing to mess around with. >> the search for a missing kayakar expected to resume this morning. the daughter of annie lennox was rescued. her boyfriend is still missing
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amtrak has explaining to do following a week of long delays for new jersey transit customers. the vice president will go before new jersey lawmakers to answer questions. we will have a preview in a live report. next, the sports news brought to us by the only and one, or should that be the one and only, frank gifford. >> saying goodbye to frank gifford. come up,a look back at his life and career both on and offer the field. start start we have a quiet and cool start to the day today. humidity levels will be up and we're waiting for the rain to come down. that's later today, overnight into this time tomorrow morning. and those showers today would be west of the city. numbers are comfortable. just a little sticky with humidity levels on the rides. this is on the way. an area of low pressure meeting
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moisture from the south. atmosphere more conducive to rain and thunderstorms. we will have localized flooding. not today, it's tomorrow. so, plan on that. can what can you plan on right now for the ride? >> a couple of changes, john. a disabled vehicle in newark on the northbound new jersey turnpike western spur at exit 15-e. and in lyndon, an accident southbound in the car lanes at exit 13. no need to take an alternate. just know it is out there. a live look now to the george washington bridge, you're moving well. both levels, both directions, clear for you. inbound lower level, still e-z pass only. a little farther out here into queens, the van wyck is moving well into the kew gardens. clear all the way to jfk. $ northbound, going to the whitestone bridge, really, both directions, smooth ride for you.
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transit, if you're traveling, metro north path trains, all on or close to schedule for you. alternate side is in effect citywide. text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. let's begin with breaking news out of new jersey. missouri. shots are fired in ferguson overnight. st. louis county police say officers were fired upon during protests. the police chief says someone returned fire. that person is said to be in hour. the officers were not hurt. they have been put on standard administrative leave. hundreds of people had been gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of michael brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by a white police officer, sparking weeks of violent protests. organizers of some of the weekend activities pledged a day of civil obedience today, but haven't offered specific details. and police arrested two men in connection with a string
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of recent rapes and robberies. 31-year-old isiah rivera and 26- year-old joey cruz are accused of planning to meet women in their homes or hotels and then raping and robbing them. police say it happened three times in recent months. ones in the south bronx, twice in manhattan. a third suspect was arrested on friday. now take a look at the wreckage at a new jersey gas station after a car crashed into two other vehicles. it happened last night at the sunoco station on route 23 in west milford. photos show fire and black smoke billowing into the air. police say the driver suffered a medical emergency, lost control, hit the two cars and then hit a gas pump. the driver was taken to the hospital, but no one else was hurt. a scare in the air over newark airport. several commercial pilots saw a drone as they prepared to land. >> janelle burrell is live from newark airport with more now on how close the drone got to the plane. janelle? >> reporter: chris, those drones were just a few hundred feet away from the aircraft. police telling us that the
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planes were able to land as scheduled and safely, but they say the drones are just as dangerous as an air strike and this morning, they are still searching for the people responsible. four separate pilot crews spotting the drones from the cockpits as they approached the runway at newark liberty. >> we just saw the drone at 3 3,000 here. >> reporter: prompting a warning from air traffic control. >> use caution. drone activity reported, left sith. >> reporter: the federal aviation administration says pilots flying commercial planes for expressjet, northwest and two united flights all reported seeing a drone between 8 and 13 miles from the airport sunday afternoon. dangerously close to the aircraft. >> 3,000 feet. it was probably about... >> reporter: officials from the faa say they've seen a significant increase in drone sightings across the country,
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including three reports at jfk airport within the last nine days. it's illegal to fly unmanned aircraft near manned planes. >> it really annoys all of us. it can be dangerous because the drones that we have are fairly large. >> reporter: rob, a professional drone operator and owner of a company that sells the devices, says the pros are on the lookout for amateurs who knowingly break the rules. >> we will turn them in and we will make sure that the faa deals with them. >> some passengers say there needs to be tougher regulations. >> the droneesare something that is, you know, could be very helpful or harmful for the future and we need to get a handle on it. . >> i don't know what kind of point you'd prove by flying around at an airport. i think it's stupid people doing stupid things. >> reporter: if caught, the people or person flying the drones around newark could face up to $25,000 in fines and criminal charges, as well. reporting live this morning,
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from newark airport, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. turning to campaign 2016, donald trump says his comments about a debate moderator are being misinterpreted. the republican is accused of implying the fox news host was hormonal during the degate on sunday. he took to the sunday shows to defend himself. >> i want to get on with the rest of the sentence. blood was pouring. i was going to say nose or ears. >> i apologize when i'm wrong, but i haven't been wrong. women -- i have thousands working for me right now. they're doing phenomaly well. >> reporter: trump called kelly a lightweight and retweeted a comment scratching she's a bimbo. hillary clinton has reportedly turned over all work- related e-mails to the state department. according to cnn, she told the judge she turned over the e- mails only after she was ordered to certify under penalty of perjury that she had done so. she's reportedly denied that
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she sent classified information while she was secretary of state. it is 5:09. coming up, the show must go. a circus continues to perform after last week's deadly accident, but with one big difference. also, amtrak on the hot seat following a week of massive delays for new jersey commuters. we will have a live report coming up. and don't count out bill murray just yet. the big news surrounding the "ghostbusters" franchise snooze . it will be humid today. keep the wardrobe light. traffic and weather on the 2s
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coming up. yoai sot cam a credy e olfaly 12 minutes past the hour. happy monday, everyone. we'll got 72 degrees and let's turn it extraordinary john elliott to see what to expect for the rest of the day. >> today will be more humid, but relatively quiet. it's relatively soggy. this is motorcycle week and romance week. >> did you drive it to work this morning? 12346789 the other thing about motorcycle week, tomorrow, it's going to be rough. and this time of year, always. you know, keep your eyes out for the two-wheelers out there, too, because they have a right to be there, as well. let's get you on your way. today, i like this. pretty skies, a mix of sun and clouds and likely more sun than clouds than most.
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to the west, you will see the clouds fill in and even a stray shower this afternoon. cloudy, but you can see the 72. winds out of the south at 6. want to head up north to mythletown, 61 degrees. that's cool and refreshing. look at monroe, 63. terry win to is warmer at 66. 71 in widmer. it's cooling out the door. you can see scanning the skies, somewhat weather in eastern pa through maryland and virginia. now, if you're driving on your motorcycle to the west, make sure you've got the rain gear and then if you've got to catch a flight, detroit through cincinnati or into parts of the south, heavy rain there. it will erupt and fill in during the day today. the front is pushing into more humid air. we have humidity on the rise. that's relatively quiet today. you're okay coming and going. just remember, you may be
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sweating a little bit more. and tomorrow, numbers down, in the upper 70s for highs. but overnight tonight, you will see the storms fill in. my concern is going to be early commuters tomorrow, rolling in from the west. you've got storms. and then smack dam in the morning commute -- smack dab in the morning commute, rain showers moving through and soaking rain tomorrow. there will be breaks during the day, the problem is with the front pushing through, you will see a break, then get the isolated thunderstorm. slight chance of even severe weather. so, mindful of the concern about wind and also totals. we have a few different totals. on average, one to three inches. the concern is the isolated pockets where you could exceed that because you get stuck under a storm if it stalls a bit. you to be mindful of the potential for localize aid flooding in poor drainage areas, as well.
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you're okay connecticut into the island. overnight tonight, that's when it gets busy. stormy weather is how we start our day tomorrow. the potential for a soaker on tuesday. which we need. the problem is with this kind of scenario, there is more runoff than you'd like to see. leftover shower wednesday, then pretty nice to wrap up the weekend. and then see warmer temperatures this weekend. 5:15 now. let's get you headed out the door. >> if you're traveling, we're in kearny, an accident blocking a northbound lane on route 7 at kearny avenue. a disabled vehicle and an accident on the new jersey turnpike, newark and lyndon, they've both cleared for you. let's look at the tappan zee bridge, into and throughout rockland and westchester counties, you have company going westchester-bound, but still moving at this time. and you might remember cbs 2 demanding answers about a sinkhole in the bronx. now there's action. residents complained about hole that was damaging parts of the avenue.
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they called the city's 311 number over and over again to get it fixed. you can see where the undercarriages of the cars there -- >> neighbors said the city paved over the hole once, but the problem remained until we called, now there is fresh blacktop over the hole. >> it was a terrible situation. a dangerous one. and i'm glad channel 2 got into it and moved things up a bit. >> there you negotiation that's what we're here for. earlier, the city said the sinkhole was the result of two faulty sewer lines that needed to be fixed by homeowners. >> that was a long wait. and lawmakers demand answers from new jersey transit and amtrak after major problems last month. >> we told you about thousands of outraged commutesers delayed for hours on multiple days. now a senate committee will tackle the issue. allana gold is live with more. >> reporter: chris, passengers here are upset over the delays. today, the head of amtrak will
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comply. the lawmakers need to know why there were so many issues and happening. it's a scene that lawmakers can't ignore. crowds of frustrated new jersey transit riders stalled in and out of penn station. >> we say new jersey transit doesn't work in only two conditions, when the weather's good and when the weather's bad. >> reporter: thousands faced five days of aggravation, the week of july 19th, with at least 30-minute delays and cancellations. >> our train didn't go into penn station. it went to hoboken. and it was 40 minutes delayed. now it's delayed again, another 10 minutes, this is everyay. amtrak power problems and repairs. the huge breaker boxes in penn station kept trimming because of tripping because of failures in the power supply cable. today, the vice president of amtrak for the northeast corridor will face a senate committee and testify about the issues. but another setback, damaged
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from super storm sandy. the salts and chloride left behind have eaten away at the tunnel. this hasn't been replaced. >> we're not comfortable, nor does anybody, i think, want anybody to close one of those tubes until we have another tunnel where -- through which we can route traffic. >> the senate committee wants to discuss a long-term solution and financials. this includes a proposed gateway tunnel, but the estimated cost, $14 billion. and the federal government has only committed to $3 billion. and, of course, the commuters want a solution as well. that hearing today starts at 10:00 this morning. we will continue to follow the story for you. we're live at penn station this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, ilana. a circus is performing again after a deadly tent collapse. the first show was in may yesterday without the big top tent. a father and his 6-year-old daughter were killed last tuesday in new hampshire when the tent gave out to strong
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winds. those who went yesterday said must go on. >> it's like an amusement park. if something happens there, it doesn't stop you from going for the rest of your life. injured in the collapse. remembering one of the biggest sports heroes of our time. frank gifford died yesterday at the age of 84 after growing up in california and attending usc on a football scholarship, he spent his entire career with the new york giants. in 1956, he led the team to a championship where he was named mvp. he later went on to a successful career as a commentator. he leaves behind his wife, kathy lee, five children and five grandchildren. still to come here at 5:19, in the next half hour, trying to get a wireless signal while on the subway. which trains are the best bet. and coming up, rumors about nikki minaj being pregnant. what she said that has people guessing. and more on traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. and don't forget to
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iinlyou e ghsnk 5:22. traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> what a pretty morning. i little pink there, definition of clouds in the city, very pretty. hardy, good morning to arlene and danielle. a mother and daughter duo. and pedro, getting interested ready to head to work on the
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sprain brook golf course. i met them on friday, they appreciate cbs 2 and i appreciate them. mostly cloudy in the city now today. we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds. numbers are going to be kind of cool but notice the real feels up a bit. there's going to be more humidity too deal with today. even though the numbers are down. and don't forget, tuesday, that's when we see a soaker. normal high this time of the year is 83. so only the 70s tomorrow with the rain. 5:23 now. >> thank you, john. traveling on route 80 in elmwood park, no issues to report. 46 is also clear for you. the fdr drive at 96th street, you have company, but clear in both directions, the west side highway echoes this. and in queens, the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway, moving well for you. if you're traveling here, you 5:23. some company, but no real delays.
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subway issues to report due to signal problems at fulton street. brooklyn-bound g trains are running with delays. be safe and don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you, alex. the yankees and mets holding onto first place despite rough weekends for both. >> steve obermeyer has the latest. >> both teams left licking their wounds today. yesterday, didn't make many mistakes. the blue jays made him pay for the ones he did make. the bigger issue was the offense. the yankees get shut out for the second straight game. they have now gone 26 straight scoreless innings. their lead on the jays in the a.l. southeast now found a game and a half. dropping another one to the rays here. three hits here, including the one that was the game-winning homer. and for the second straight day, the mets blow the 3-0 lead, losing to tampa.
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that's your cbs 2 update. >> thank you. jamaican pride on full display in midtown. the annual dominican day parade took over yesterday. as always, parade goers came with dominican flags and energy. many marchers wore elaborate costumes. luckily it wasn't too hot yesterday. >> yes, great parade weather. reported, return to "ghostbusters" bill murray is back for duty. >> we're so excited. >> and what nikki minaj said at her last concerts. >> is she or isn't she? nikki minaj sparking pregnancy rumors at a concert in pennsylvania this weekend. . >> a shout out to my baby father. >> she did say baby's father. fans cheered as the 32-year-old rabber called her boyfriend and opening actnic miller her baby
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father, but she may have been joking. later she retweeted a fan's video with laughing face emojis. she said she won't have children until she's married. >> keeping you guessing. will there be a wedding in the future? >> a lot of people say that until they get pregnant. the makers behind the new "ghostbusters" are calling up an old friend. bill murray will appear in the reboot of the franchise, according to several published reports. no word on whether he will be reprising his role as dr. peter venkman. new movie is filmening boston and slated to hit theaters in july. >> we knew it! didn't we? >> we figured it had to. >> you need to have the originals. >> the only sad part is that harold ramus is not around. it will be good to see bill back. >> thank you, alex. it is 5:26.
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up next, the day's top stories. >> reporter: drones getting too close to planes at a major airport. lawmakers demanding answers after major delays on new jersey transit trains last month. what they're doing today to be sure it doesn't happen again. and breaking overnight, chaos in ferguson, new jersey. gunfire on the one-year anniversary of the michael brown shooting. a live report is coming up
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next. start good morning. it's 5:30. 72 degrees on this monday, the 10th of august. it could be a plenty day today, but severe weather moving into the area by tomorrow morning. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. but first, breaking news out of missouri. shots fired in ferguson overnight. >> a st. louis county police officer say an officer was fired upon during a protest and returned fire. cbs 2's don champion joins us from ferguson with more on the unrest there. >> reporter: good morning, chris and mary. the shooting happened just after 11:00. officers are still on the scene. look behind me. overnight, we've seen detectives here taking
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measurements and foster care. -- measurements and photos. the shooting marked the end to a peaceful day of rememberance. witness video shows the chaotic moments following the shooting in ferguson overnight after a protest over the michael brown case. the interim ferguson police chief was being interviewed about the protest when shots were fired. people could be seen running for safety. investigators say the shooting happened when a man opened fire on four officers. at least one st. louis county officer returned fire hitting the gunman. photos show the unmarked car the officers were in was hit with bullets. >> we can't afford to have this kind of violence, not only on a light like this, but any point in time. >> it is time for us to not seek justice, but demand justice. >> reporter: the shooting happened hours after hundreds had gathered to resh the life of michael brown, who was killed by a white police officer a year ago.
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led by brown's family, a moment of silence was held in his memory. a march to a nearby church then followed. natasha took her three children with her to the day of rememberance. >> it's hard for me because i have two young sons and i don't want them to grow up in this kind of environment. >> reporter: before the shooting, crowds gathered peacefully. his family called for all protests to remain peaceful. at last check, the suspect who was shot was listed in critical condition at a nearby hospital. the four officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave. back to you. >> thank you, don. time now, 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the he 2s. here's john elliott. >> a gorgeous day under way. also, a skyscraper appreciation day. i will tell you why later on in the show. but overhead now in the city, we have clouds and comfortable readings. 72 degrees. winds out of the south at 6. wet weather well to the west.
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the bulk of the rain is even farther to the west. it's overnight tonight into tomorrow for the city when we see the arrival of the rain with embedded heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms, as well. much of the area, today is fine, it's on the cooler side, but more humid. so it's kind of a wash as far as the numbers go. feeling like 83 for a high in the city. don't forget, it's overnight into the first part of your day tomorrow, when the heavy rain will return. 5:33. you've got a return to work, i bet. here to help, alex dennis. >> monday, john, it's monday. if you're traveling this morning on the george washington bridge, happy to say you're currently delay-free. not only near the lincoln and holland tunnel, as well. . e-z pass only until 6:00 but no delays approaching the tolls. jfk, no issues here. you're moving well through queens and brooklyn. but we have subway issues due to signal problems at fulton street, brooklyn-bound g-trains are running with delays for you. alternate side is in effect citywide. don't text and drive. back to you.
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>> thank you, alex. police say two people opened fire on the u.s. consulate in istanbul. one is injured and one alleged attacker is in custody. this happened after a car bomb went off at a nearby police station injuring 10 people. no word on who is claiming responsibility. the u.s. recently worked out a deal with the government there to help them fight extremist groups like isis. another drone dangerously close to planes at newark airport. >> it is the fourth incident in a week. janelle burrell is live with the latest. janelle? >> reporter: mary, it certainly has been happening a lot more frequently. four separate incidents reported here at newark airport yesterday alone. those drones getting dangerously close to the planes, forcing air traffic control to issue a warning. four separate pilot crews spotting the drones from the cockpit as they approached the
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runway at newark liberty. >> we just saw the drones here. >> reporter: prompting a warning from air traffic control. >> use caution. drone activity reported. >> reporter: the federal aviation administration says pilots flying commercial planes for expressjet, northwest and two united flights all reported seeing a drone between 8 and 13 miles from the airport sunday afternoon. dangerously close to the aircraft. >> 3,000 feet. it was landlord. >> how far off the left side? >> about quarter of a mile. >> reporter: officials from the faa say they've seen a significant increase in drone sightings in airports across the country, including three reports at jfk airport within the last nine days. it's illegal to fly unmanned aircraft near manned planes. some passengers say there needs to be tougher regulations. >> i don't know what kind of point you would prove by flying around an airport. >> now, in the case here at newark yesterday, the planes landed safely and as scheduled.
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police this morning, still searching for the person responsible. reporting live this morning from newark airport, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. more cooling units will be tested today for legionnaires' disease. the had health department upped the number of diagnosed cases to 109. 10 people have died. the mayor and city council speaker are set to introduce legislation today aimed at fighting the outbreak. the governor promises the state is doing all it can after identifying cooling towers as the source of the outbreak. . >> it's a combination of testing and treating the towers. we feel like we're making good progress. i don't care if it's the south bronx or sutton place, new yorker are new yorkers and i'm going to make sure their government is there for them. >> reporter: the disease is spread through brevard county area which tend to flourish in cooling towers when it's hot outside. and resuming a search for a missing kayaker this morning. a 32-year-old man, ian jones,
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disappeared when his two-person kayak capsized on saturday. he was paddling with his girlfriend, who is the daughter of singer annie lennox. a passing boat rescued her, but jones is missing. search crews with at least two boats equipped with sonar and divers spent the last two days searching for him. currents in the area can be dangerous. >> the current can be 5 to 6 knots on an outgoing or ingoing tide. it's difficult to swim against, difficult to get to shore. pretty serious. it's nothing to mess around with. >> neither was wearing a life preserver when they went into the water. and the families of two boys who went missing off the coast of florida have called off their private search. the coast guard already stopped searching after the 14-year-old went missing more than two weeks ago. the families say they haven't found new evidence or clues to help them continue. tragedy in texas, prosecutors say a man confessed to brutally murdering a family of eight. authorities say six children and two adults were handcuffed and shot in the head inside a
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houston home saturday night. the 49-year-old, david connolly, with a violent criminal history, faces multiple capital murder charges. they forced their way inside and the suspect immediately began shooting. he surrendered after an hour- long standoff. investigators say connolly had a previous relationship with the mother. the killer's motives appear to be related to a dispute with valerie, his former domestic partner. >> the six murdered children range in age from 6 to 13. police say connolly was the father of the oldest child. president obama says the united states credibility is on the line with a nuclear deal with iran. he told cnn it's conceivable that the deal which lifts economic sanctions in exchange for the nuclear program could improve relations with iran. >> within the four corners of the agreement,we deal with the nuclear program. i believe that is incontestable. i believe we're doing that better than any other alternative.
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>> president obama says he's confident he has the better argument despite opposition from members of congress, including new york senator chuck schumer. lawmakers are expected vote on the deal when they return from break next month. remembering one of the biggest sports heroes of our time. frank gifford died yesterday at the age of 84. after growing up in santa monica, california and attending usc on a scholarship, he spent his entire career with the new york giants. in 1956, he led the team to a championship where he was named the mvp of the league. he was then a successful commentator. he leaves behind his wife, kathy lee, along with five children and five grandchildren. we will have more at the top of the hour. 5:39 now. up next, a dramatic rescue off the jersey shore. and amtrak facing tough questions from new jersey lawmakers after a summer of extensive delays and frustration for thousands of nj transit riders. and helping you keep fit,
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which device is right for you? we look at the top fifthness trackers on the market today. >> i need to get more sleep. my jaw bone just told me. we've got beautiful skies right now. changes today. it will be more humid this afternoon. stormy weather overnight tonight. could see flooding on tuesday. traffic and weather on the 2s
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anth'somhi ev mbrhe..st c ueranm,ri tew ba ithhoe! 1 a dramatic rescue from a burning boat off the jersey shore. look at the pictures. the coast guard rescued two people and a dog after their sailboat went up in flames. three miles out of ocean city. rescue crews got the call around 11:00 yesterday morning. no one was injured and no word on what caused the fire. time now, 5:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john? what values vue got on this monday. >> pretty skies out there now. monday is going to be quiet in the area.
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we are waiting for the arrival of rain this afternoon. a shower possible, north and west. then we see a chance for a shower or storm overnight tonight. cool readings in the 50s in parts of the hudson valley. this is 70, close to the reading in the park. this is adrian, south ozone park as we speak right now. nice conditions around the area, 66 for the north shore. 65 here for the jersey shore. this is dr. frankie fahrenheit and guess what? neptune city, it's back to work. oh, you know the feeling. yes, he needs his two-crew in the morning. you are too kind. we appreciate that. good old bruce adam. another regular photo contributor. this is the sun sunset from northport last night. really pretty. from sunset to sunrise in reverse order. pardon me fiddler. today is skyscraper appreciation day in honor of the birth of william van allen. who is william van allen?
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he was the architect of a little building we like to call the chrysler building. so, happy skyscraper appreciation day. looking up, partly cloudy and 72. the canyons of steel right now. 63 in bronxville and mt. kisco, as well. cue cool reading around otisville. we have 61 down in britt. your day in the city, it's a little cooler, yesterday we hit 85. not today, 81 for a high. mix of sun and clouds. but warmer with the high dew points. it's sticky. enough sun for a burn if you're going to be out a long time working or enjoying. 15 to 21 your burn time with a u.v. forecast of 8. going to the beach today? you lucky day. moderate rip current risk. use the buddy system. watch out for that. the beaches could see elevated pollution levels. wealth weather, yeah. this is possible. north and west and then the main rainmaker comes in overnight tonight. here's what the models do. they're going to punctuate the
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skies with more clouds and a shower north and west this afternoon. passing shower. then the heavy rain, oh, boy, is around this time tomorrow morning. that's when we see a line of showers with embedded thundershowers push through. it's an all-day deal. be ready for the potential for flooding on tuesday. even a leftover shower on wednesday before it quiets down and warms up the rest of the week. 5:45. get your motors warmed up and ready to go with alex. john, thank you. we have changes for you, but begin in paramus, things are moving well on route 17. no issues to report. to the queensboro bridge, a smooth ride, not only here, but on all of the east river crossings. also the upper crossings are clear for you. we have subway issues, e-train service is suspended. bus service will be provided for you instead. also, signal problems at fulton street, causing g trains to have delays. alternate parking is in effect citywide.
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be safe, don't text and drive. and if you tried using your smart phone on the subway, you know it can be frustrating. a new interview shows the best and worst subway lines for mobile service. for overall service, the q, b and r lines lines are the best. >> back to you. >> thank you, alex. happening today, lawmakers demand answers from new jersey transit and amtrak. >> riders are delayed for hours. ilana gold is live at penn station with more for us. good morning, ilana. >> reporter: good morning, mary. in a few hours, the head of amtrak will face a senate committee and testify about the problems here. lawmakers want to know why there were so many issues and commuters need answers, too. it's a scene that lawmakers
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can't ignore. crowds of frustrated new jersey transit riders stalled in and out of penn station. >> we say new jersey transit doesn't work in only two conditions, when the candidate's good and when the weather's bad. >> thousands faced five days of aggravation the week of july 19th with at least 30-minute delays and cancellations. >> our train didn't go into penn station and went to hoboken. and it was about 40 minutes delayed and now it's delayed again. another 10 minutes. this is every day. >> the reason? amtrak power problems and repairs. the huge breaker boxes in penn station kept tripping because of failures in 3-mile long 80- year-old power supply cable. today, the vice president of amtrak for the northeast corridor will face a senate committee and testify about the issues. but another setback, damage from super storm sandy. the salts and chloride left behind have eaten away at the concourse and the tunnel. this hasn't been replaced.
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>> we're not comfortable, nor does anybody, i think, want anybody to close one of those tubes until we have another tunnel through which we can >> reporter: the senate committee wants to discuss a financials. this includes a proposed gateway tunnel, but the estimated cost, 14 $14 billion and the federal government only committed to $3 billion. it's important to note that the head of new jersey transit, along with the new jersey will also testify. their hearings are set for september of the we're live at penn station this morning. ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, ilana. and moneywatch this morning, target is changing how it sells children's products and it could cost you more for a new smart phone from verizon. jill wagner is live from the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, mary. we will see if the markets rebound this week. the dow opens today at the lowest point since february after falling for seven straight days.
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on friday it dropped 46 points, the nasdaq fell 13. apple is unveiling the newest iphone in september. rumors are already swirling about what's in store. it's expected to look exactly like the iphone 6, possibly with new color options. that new phone is also expected have pressure sensitive touch camera. target is removing gender- based labelling for children's bedding and entertainment. for example in the toy area, they will take down pink, blue, yellow, green paper, used to suggest items based gender. target says this comes from customer feedback. and big changes coming to the way you pay your verizon wireless bill. there are no contracts, and customers can switch between plans each month, but the cost of the phone will no longer be subsidized. customers can pay for it in monthly installments or buy it outright and the new data plans take effect later this week. chris and mary? >> jill, thank you so much. coming up, donald trump's
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defense of his latest controversial comments. and next, they range from $12 to more than $200. we will look at the fitness trackers and find out which one is perfect for you. but first, the cbs 2 wfan morning scoreboard, not a good thing for the locals. the yankees swept by the jays 2-
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0 and the lead dwindles. 1 let's look at traffic and weather on the 2s. >> it's beautiful right now. much of the day today, a-ok. 72 in the city now with clouds overhead. clouds will roll in, fill in and be joined with humidity today. the chance of rain, pretty low in the city today.
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it's farther to the west where you see a pop-up shower. up to an 80 percent chance of rain for the area on tuesday. drops dramatically again wednesday, thursday into friday. so that said, tuesday's concerns, well, we could see active weather during the morning rush. heavy rain is possible. could see localized flooding. i know. still active into the afternoon and can't rule out a severe thunderstorm. so that introduces the element of the potential for gusty and damaging winds, as well. so, tuesday, tricky. monday, what's going on right now traffic-wise, alex? traveling and taking subways, i have good and bad news. we start with the good news. track maintenance has been completed at briarwood. east train service has resumed normal service there. but due to signal problems at fulton street, brooklyn-bound g trains are running with delays. we will have more on that alert. a live look now on the gowanus. traveling here, you're moving pretty well through industry psi sti, although you have company going to the bridge. taking the queens midtown
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tunnel, no issues to report. that continues in both directions making your way especially into the city. alternate side is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. chris? >> thank you, alex. good news on the effect of spirituality on cancer. cancer patients who consider themselves spiritual are physically, mentally and socially healthier than cancer bhierbts do not consider themselves spiritual. that's according to a review of studies that involved more than 44,000 patients. researchers also found patients not connected to a religious community experienced greater psychological distress. and the brains of people with epilepsy appear to synchronize with music more than people without it. researchers believe this could lead to more seizure therapies because music is a process near the area where most seizures originate. fitness trackers count steps, track sleep and display text messages. >> with so many on the market, how do you choose the best one? alex dennis is here with a look at what's out there. >> a lot of things to choose from.
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so, experts say finding the right fitness tracker is based on individual needs. you can go from simple to hi- tech, all depends how much you're willing to spend. the pivotal tracker 1 is just $12. it tracks steps, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep. sometimes the distance tracking is off, but at just $12, it's the best price to give it a try. jaw bone's up 24 tracks everything you would expect, steps, distance, calories and sleep. it has a battery life of up to 14 days. you can set a silent alarm that vibe lates to wake you up in the morning, alerts to remind you to get up and move and daily activity goals. it's also waterproof and available for $130. for more serious fitness types, the polar m-400 does all the usual tracking, plus gps. you can get an accurate reading of your distance and pace. sleep tracking is automatic and supports wireless heart rate monitors and is waterproof. it starts at 2 hundred dollars. $200.
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okay, so, john and chris wear theirs. >> i have two of them. this one is -- >> how many steps so far today? >> 2468! and cbs provides these for employees, but the jaw bone is a little more discriminating and does sleep, as well. >> i have the up 3, which i love. a little bit tough with cuffs on your shirt, but it's great because -- >> how many steps. >> 2400 so far this morning. >> and it monitors your sleep. >> and deep sleep, as well. >> that's interesting. >> and how many times you wake up. >> and mine says right now i have 5 percent of my allotted sleep done. >> it was not a good night last night for chris wragge. >> that will be plenty for today. >> they're great, though. to be honest with you. there are times where you look at it and you're like, oh, i've got 3 or 4,000 steps. it forces you to get up and move. >> that sounds good. >> i highly recommend them. >> i did 19,000 steps on friday. >> it was so good! >> we should do a competition here.
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>> he live lives in a 40- story walkup! [ laughter ] . the latest on arrests out of ferguson with shots fired overnight. and a sinkhole in the bronx creating a dangerous situation that no one was taking care of. see what happened after cbs 2 demanded answers. and remembering frank gifford, the tributes are pouring in for the legendary broadcaster. cbs 2 news cbs 2 news at
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yoaigrk 0.he a nddsf ass sckn. it is 6:00. 72 degrees on this monday morning. we should stay mostly dry today, but not tomorrow morning. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> we will worry about that come we get to it. let's enjoy monday. i'm chris wragge. alex donis and john elliott standing by with traffic and weather. first, here's what's news this morning. >> get down. get down. >> unrest in ferguson overnight on the one-year anniversary of the michael brown death. a suspect who opened fire on police was slot and wounded in an exchange of bullits.
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a squad car was seen riddled with bullet holes. no officers were wounded. the suspect is in critical condition. we just saw the drone at 3,000 here. >> a scare in the air for several planes on their way to newark liberty airport. a drone was seen flying near the aircraft. a summer of headaches aches on the riles. lawmakers want to know why. officials will go before a senate committee to discuss a rash of delays and couldn'tlations and look -- cancellations and look at the plans to fix them. a massive brawl on the streets of newark. the fight between rival soccer fans. it was broken up by a passing police officer. he was a giant on and off the field for one generation frank gifford was a hall of fame player whom they cheered, for another, he brought the game to fans. we'll remember the broadcaster
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to who suddenly passed away. shots fired in ferguson
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overnight. ... ... >> reporter: pilots flying commercial planes for expressjet, northwest and two united flights, all reported seeing a drone between 8 and 13 miles from the airport sunday afternoon. dangerously close to the aircraft. . >> reporter: officials from the faa say they've seen a significant increase in drone sightings at airports across the country. including three reports at jfk airport within the last nine days. it's illegal to fly unmanned aircraft near manned planes. some passengers say there needs to be tougher regulations. >> i don't know what kind of point you'd prove by flying
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around an airport. >> reporter: now, if caught, a person flying drones close to planes could face up to a 25 $25,000 fine and possible federal charges. reporting live this morning, from newark airport, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. remembering a football legend and broadcaster frank gifford died suddenly yesterday at the age of 84. his career on the football field as a giant lasted more than a decade. then gifford reinvented himself, reporting on the sport this video is from a 1965 newscast, before he became a play announcer for monday night football. matt kozar looks back at his legendary life. >> packs 41 yards down the middle for an impossible catch by gifford. >> reporter: fancy footwork and toughness defined frank gifford. he spent his entire career with the new york giants. he played three different positions.
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in 1956, he led the team to a championship and was named mvp. gifford grew up in california and attended usc on a football scholarship. >> had the radio on. and they were talking about the nfl draft. and then usc, frank gifford went to the new york giants. i went what? >> reporter: after retiring as a player, he wasn't finished with football. he worked as a sportscaster, first at cbs. >> next, the sports news brought to us by the only and one -- or should that be the one and only, frank gifford? >> reporter: we dug into our archives and found this video from a wcbs newscast in 1965. >> pros and amateurs alike fire scores that look like the national death and golf scores. >> reporter: gifford moved to abc and became a cornerstone on monday night football. after two previous marriages in 1986 he married kathy lee gifford.
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on twitter, she wrote -- >> reporter: the couple lived with their two children in greenwich, connecticut, where he died on sunday morning of natural causes. his family said in a statement, we rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live. ... >> reporter: fans are reacting to the hall of famer's death. >> when he was an announcer, he was the face of the nfl. >> as an athlete, he set a quality standard for all athletes. >> that's for sure. that was matt kozar reporting
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for us. >> what a legend. >> the epitome of just class and just grace and just not only as a broadcaster, but as a football player and the face of the giants for so many decades. 6:09. a new feud involving taylor swift. we will tell you who it's with. and this -- >> i apologize when i'm wrong, but i haven't been wrong. >> defiant as ever after being banned from a conservative event over the weekend. how donald trump is defending his latest controversial comments. and this, the recent delays and cancellations on new jersey transit are something lawmakers can't ignore. today, they're going to demand answers from the head of amtrak. we will have the details. hello, sunshine! looks like floating peeps. peeps are actually going to play a role in the menu today. we will talk about that and tell you about your changing weather. the good news is air quality is good today. and it's still a good pool day. a little bit more humid, so that pool is inviting. way.
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the time is now 6:12. time for traffic and weather. good morning, john. >> good morning, criminal possession. - good morning, chris. hi, mary. we had nice weekend weather. a comfortable 66 for the north shore. 55 on the island. let's head way down south now. checking in with john. he's got #3i6.
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also very interesting. so far for august, only .16 inches of rain. desperately need the rain. the jersey shore, we have storms in store for you, as well. 66 here in yonkers. and a transition day today, absolutely. still feels nice out, but it will be more humid this afternoon and then we have a few showers. well north and west, even this afternoon before the main rain event returns overnight tonight. talking to mike on camera about this pretty picture and these actually do kind of look like peeps, don't they? now it's national s'mores day and the peeps people want to use peeps instead of marshmallows, can you imagine how sweet that would be? but not too bad for s'mores today. but, oh, we're going to have soggy s'mores for breakfast tomorrow morning. look at that, it looks like a little hand saying come on in, sun, come on, sun. it's like hello, good sun. that's a good sun. i like that.
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i like stuff like that. and -- i know, it's like i'm the oldest 7-year-old in the studio. partly cloudy and 70 now winds are calm. yes, even heavy rain. that is going to be your afternoon with a stray pop-up shower and the area of low pressure rolls into a front. and the south wind a.m.ps up the dew point. there is considerable moisture and we're concerned about heavy rain. it's a stickier feel today. showers and thunderstorms roll in overnight tonight. by this time tomorrow morning, then they linger so there's the potential for folks to get soaked. model runs from an inch to three inches. parts of the island, you could see two inches. it's not just the rain i hate to break this to you, but you to be prepared. there is a marginal risk of severe weather. that means there's the potential, albeit low, of isolated severe thunderstorms. that means the potential for
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gusty and potentially damaging winds remember, tuesday is busy. 81 today, relatively quiet. a chance a thunderstorm inland, but more coverage and heavy rain possible tuesday, leftover shower for your wednesday. better thursday into friday. 6:15. now that you're all amped up on sugar, they don't come sweeter than alex. >> let's help you out. a sweet ride, traffic is moving well, 46 at grand avenue. this is in ridgefield. you also have the turnpike, route 80 is where is clear for you. on the fdr drive, smooth- sailing here. the freeway is free. now the gowanus at the prospect, typically heavy traffic, it's out there and building, but you're moving. no standstill delays yet. subway issues due to signal problems at fulton street. g trains are running with delays, if you're traveling brooklyn-bound. alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe, don't text and drive. and happening today, lawmakers will demand answers from new jersey transit and amtrak after major problems and
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delays last month. cbs 2's ilana gold is live at penn station more. good morning, ilana. >> reporter: good morning, alex. passengers here at penn station are still outraged over the delays and today, the head of amtrak is going to testify in front of a -- in front of a senate committee and address the issues. lawmakers can't ignore the images. the crowds of frustrated passengers waiting for new jersey transit trains stalled going in and out of penn station. the week of june 19th, thousands faced five days of aggravation with extensive delays and cancellations. the reason? amtrak power problems and repairs. so, in just a few hours, steven gardener, the vice president of amtrak, will face a senate committee. lawmakers want to know why there were so many problems and make sure it doesn't continue. but another issue they'll address is salt and chloride from super storm sandy is eating away at the tunnel. this hasn't been fixed. >> we're not comfortable, nor does anybody, i think, want
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anybody to close one of those tubes until we have another tunnel to route traffic. >> lawmakers will also talk about a long-term solution and financials as there is a proposed gateway tunnel that could cost $14 billion. that hearing will start at 10 will let you know what happens. we're live at penn station this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. turning now to campaign 2016, donald trump says his comments about a debate monitor are being misinterpreted. he is accused of implying she was hormonal on thursday night during the debate. he took to the sunday shows to defend himself. >> i just wanted to get on with the rest of it. blood was pouring -- i was going to say nose or ears. >> i apologize when i'm wrong, but i haven't been wrong. i've hired women -- i have thousands working for me right now, they're doing phenomenally well.
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>> he also called kelly a lightweight and retweeted a comment saying she's a bimbo. she hasn't commented, but said her questions at the debate were not an attack. hillary clinton has reportedly turned over all work- related e-mailings to the state department, according to cnn, the democrat told a judge she turned over the e-mails only after she was ordered to certify under penalty of perjury that she had done so. clinton has repeatedly denied that she sent classified information while she was secretary of state. you might remember cbs 2 demanded answers about a sinkhole in the bronx. now we've got action. residents had been complaining about the hole that was damaging cars on young avenue. they said they called the city's 311 number over and over again to get it fixed. there were even ridges in the pavement showing where the undercarriages of cars gouged into it. neighbors said the city paved problem remained until we called. over the hole. >> it was a terrible situation. a dangerous one.
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and i'm glad channel 2 got into it and moved things up a bit. >> grace, it was our pleasure. earlier the city said it was the result of two faulty sewer lines that needed to be fixed by homeowners. the yankees and mets looking to hold onto first place footing, but would it be lost on sunday. and one of taylor swift's big hits of the summer. why the pop star is taking a shot at the video for "bad blood." . friday, stocks ended the week down across the board...
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cautious on camera, a brawl before a soccer match in newark. it happened last night outside a bar near red bull arena. they were about to play and you can see the groups hurling sidewalk signs and trash bags at each other. the fight abruptly ended when police showed up. those fans, they are passionate. 6:22 now. time for traffic and weather on the 2tion. i don't condone fighting between inner city matches. >> we like movies, though. tonight at bryant park, the movie series continues, it's desk set. starring kathryn hepburn and spencer tracy. that's cool. the weather should cooperate for that. and out of town, but it's smithsonian day.
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founded on this day in 1846. love this beautiful view. a alto midlevel -- atto cumulus out there now. the dew pointesare on the rise. 70 in the city now. by lunchtime, around 79. mary wanted a picture of that. i'm sorry about that. 83 is the actual real feel. >> i think i got it. >> i think i got it. >> the alto cumulus. are there sprango cumulus? >> no, they were canceled. tony's sitting in the diner. [ laughter ] >> okay. let's look at the traffic rights now. >> if you're traveling this morning in queens, we have a tractor-trailer blocking a lane on the ramp from the northbound van wyck to the grand central parkway. anticipate that this morning. but in east rutherford, route 3 is moving well, eastbound and westbound, also clear on 17. we have subway changes due to signal problems at fulton street.
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brooklyn-bound g trains are running with delays. alternate side is in effect citywide. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. time for baseball highlights, ladies. time for the sports update. the mets may get their captain back. david wright with a couple of rehab games this week and could join by the weekend. rubber game in tampa for the mets last night. murphy with the big hit here, base hit. makes it a 3-0 on mets lead, but the mets again couldn't hold on. bartolo colon giving up the big hit here to john slatteriy john -- oh, yeah! in the fifth inning, that ties it up. you can see, running around 3rd and scores. now to the 7th. richie schafer. i tell you, this rookie, he was on bartolo colon yesterday. full go here. got the green light and the mets dropped 2 of 3 this weekend. they face the rockies up next and the rockies beat the
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nationals yesterday. so, thank you, colorado. the yankees trying to salvage their weekend after dropping the first series in over a month. tanaka gave up the long ball here. it's in the first and luke donaldson. later in the game, he does it again. this was a no-doubter, as well. he's swinging a hot stick. it was -- let's see. after the second homerun, the fan threw the baseball back and it clocked bret gardener in the head. it's like come on, you dope, don't aim at the ball players. kick those people out, don't let them back. he stayed in the game. the jays swept the series and knocked down the division lead to a game and a half. awhy do fans do stupid things like that? think. moron. are you ready for football? the jets open up on thursday night against the lions here on cbs. the giants play on friday versus the bengals. the first preseason game last night, steelers and vikings in
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the hall of fame game from canton, ohio. many of the regulars didn't participate, which left a lot of room for the backup. a final of 14-3. that is the unofficial start to the nfl season right there. . a true heroine on and off the screen and a feud between two major pop stars. >> alex is back with more. what could this be? >> thanks for the dramatic pause. let's begin with taylor swift. she's known for writing about people in they are life. don't be surprised if mily cyrus is the next inspiration. ^ [ music ] there's definitely bad blood between the two pop stars now that cyrus sounded off on swift's latest video during an interview with marie claire. the wrecking ball singer says she doesn't get the whole revenge violence thing in "bad blood" and the pop star, who's been known to go topless, takes it a step farther by questioning swift as a good example while she gets blasted
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permiskuoucs. >> another hit for taylor. she's like that's fine. jennifer lawrence is known screen. over the weekend, a super hero to young fans. she took a break in mont rail to visit young patients at shriner's hospital. the hospital posted pictures on facebook saying everyone had a great time and lawrence posed for pictures and signed fans' casts, as well. >> awha a great surprise. 6:27.
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august 10th. a nice quiet start to the week. enjoy it while it lasts. storms are coming up. but first -- >> breaking news, an interview interrupted by gunfire in ferguson, missouri air day of peaceful protests. chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. police say a man not connected to the demonstrations was shot them. >> this morning, he's in critical condition don champion has more now from ferguson. >> reporter: witness video shows the chaotic moments following the shooting in ferguson overnight after a protest over the michael brown case. the interim ferguson police chief was being interviewed bill the protest when the shots were fired. people in the area could be seen running for safety. investigators say the shooting happened when a man opened fire on four officers. at least one st. louis county officer returned fire hitting the gunman.
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photos show the unmarked cars the officers were in were hit with bullets. >> we can't afford to have this kind of violence not only on a night like this, but at any point in time. >> it is time for us not to seek justice, but demand justice. >> the shooting happened hours after hundreds had gathered to remember the life of michael brown, who was killed by a white police officer a year ago. led by brown's family, a moment of silence was held in his memory, a march to a nearby church then followed. natasha patton took her three children with her to the day of rememberance. >> it's hard for me because i have two young sons. i don't want them to grow up in this kind of environment. >> reporter: before the shooting sunday night, crowds gathered peacefully, not far killed. his family called for all protests to remain peaceful. don champion, cbs news, ferguson, missouri. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning, john.
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>> good morning, chris. we have relatively quiet conditions right now, but a change under way that you need plan on for monday night into tuesday. pretty skies over my shoulder. partly cloudy and 70 now in the city. still very comfortable north and west. well to the west, that's where we're seeing evidence of that change. a few isolated showers with embedded heavy rain. the rainmaker is affiliated with a low parked over the lakes right now. it meets a front and is moisture-rich by tonight and tuesday. high today will be cooler than yesterday, but feeling stage sticky with the higher dew points. don't forget, tuesday, stormy. we will have more details on that in a bit. right now, traffic details with alex dennis. >> good morning, everyone. happy monday. if you're going to the hudson river crossings, there is a 10- minute delay being reported here at the lincoln tunnel, going around the helix portion. there is also a 10-minute wait
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at the holland tunnel, as well. george washington bridge, only minor delays, but subway issues could a your commute due to signal problems. downtown 4 trains, we're seeing delays there. g trains are running with delays brooklyn-bound. alternate side is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. going to the airport, everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. police say two people opened fire on the u.s. consulate in istanbul. no one was injured and one of the attackers is now in custody. a car bomb went off at a nearby police station. no word if the attacks are related. the u.s. worked out a deal with turkey's government to help them fight extremist groups like isis. now a scare in the air over newark airport. several pilots reported seeing a drone as they prepared to land. janelle burrell is live at newark airport with more on how close the drone got to the planes. janelle?
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>> reporter: well, mary, four separate pilots, four separate flights reporting that drones came just a few hundred feet away from the aircraft. dangerously closes the pilots approached runway 4 here at newark yesterday afternoon. all of those commercial flights between 8 and 13 miles away from newark at the time. now, faa official say they've seen a significant increase in drone sightings at airports that they've doubled in the last year, including three reports at jfk within the last nine days, followed by those incidents here at newark. now, take a listen to the exchange between the pilot and air traffic control from one of the planes landing here at newark on sunday. >> 3,000 feet. it was... >> i don't know what kind of point you'd prove by flying
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around an airport. it's probably stupid people doing stupid things. >> reporter: if caught, the person responsible could be fined up to $25,000 and possibly face federal charges, as well. as for the flights here at newark, they all landed safely and on schedule. reporting live this morning from newark airport, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. remembering a big sports hero. frank gifford died of natural causes yesterday in greenwich, connecticut at home. he was 84 years old. after growing up in santa monica california, he was drafted no. 1 to the new york giants. >> they talked about the nfl draft and frank gifford went to the new york giants no. 1. i went what? >> he spent his entire career with the giants. in 1956 he led the team to a championship. he later went on to a successful career as a sports commentator. >> when he was an announcer, he was the face of the nfl.
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>> as an athlete, he set a quality standard for all . >> the gold standard. he leaves behind his wife, as grandchildren. the mayor and city lawmakers will introduce new legislation today to help fight the legionnaires' outbreak. the health department uped the number of diagnosed cases to 109. of those cases, 10 people have died. 76 people have been treated and discharged. more cooling units will be tested today for legionnaires' disease. the governor promises the state is doing all it can after identifying cooling towers as the source of the outbreak. >> it's a combination of testing and treating the towers. we feel like we're making good progress. i don't care if it's the south bronx or sutton place, new yorkers are new yorkers and i'm going to make sure their government is there for them. the disease is spread through bacteria that tends to flourish
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outside. a person who returned from guinea is being tested for ebola. members of the fdny took the person to the hospital yesterday afternoon. the patient did not have any known exposure to ebola while in africa, and is being tested for other illnesses, as well. expected resume their search for a missing kayaker this morning. the 32-year-old, ian jones, capsized on saturday. he was paddling with his girlfriend, the daughter of singer annie lennox. a passing boat rescued heir, but jones is still missing. two boats spent the last two days searching for him. boaters say currents in the area can be dangerous. >> the current can be five six knots on an outgoing or ingoing tide. difficult to swim against, difficult to get to shore. pretty serious. it's nothing to mess around were.
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>> they weren't wearing life preservers at the time. a family of five rescued from the waters of the great south bay near bayshore. four people on another boat spotted them yesterday and rushed over. they helped them out of their boat and called 911. suffolk county police officers from the marine bureau brought the family back to shore. they are expected be okay. no word on what causeth the boat to sink. police are searching for a burglar accused of stealing $4,000 worth of cash and jewelry. police released this surveillance video. they say the man entered a building saturday night. police say he stole 10 high-end watches in addition to bracelets, earrings and wedding rings. 6:39 now. what happened to christian taylor? new video released the night the football player was shot and killed by an officer in training it's and a young girl comes inches from death while trying to pull her toy off of the tracks. and one month and counting to apple's big reveal.
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hey, it's monday morning. it's 6:42. it's time for traffic and weather on the 2s. everybody have a good weekend? >> yeah, it was nice. thank you, john. >> good start to the week? >> aparent i wasn't a hound dog over the weekend, but elvis week starts today. you can wear the blue suede shoes today, but not tomorrow. and sean shawn works out at jockey hollow out in morristown. off. he says what day should i play outside? definitely today. today is great. tomorrow, it's going to be
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soggy for golf, tennis or challenging getting around. be sure to be ready for that. and nice to meet and chat with you yesterday, shawn. your high today, a little below normal. it's interesting when you look at the numbers, it's 70 right now. around the area, there's still a nice spread. you have 57, it's refreshing out the door in the hamptons now. 60 degrees. these numbers on average, it's a degree or two warmer than it was yesterday. but this afternoon, going to be a few degrees cooler than yesterday. dew points are up a bit so it's more humid today. that's just getting the atmosphere ready for the rain tonight into your tuesday. 81 in the city. it will feel warmer, in fact, with the higher dew points. u.v. forecast is an 8. be sure to have the sunscreen on if you're playing and if you're swimming, use a buddy, watch out and take care. still a moderate rip current risk. here's the main rainmaker.
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look at the area of low pressure. humidity trend is going to peak tomorrow with the potential of isolated pockets of heavy rain. that's when we could see localized flooding and damaging winds from the storms. so, tuesday's busy. leftover shower wednesday, then the week should shape up and wrap up with a warm note thursday into friday. we're just getting you going, if you're heading out now, here's alex. >> john, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you're in bridgewater, new jersey, we have an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of 287 at exit 13. delays stretch back to exit 14 a. as you know in the area, not a great alternate. give yourself time. we will continue to update you on this alert. we have subway issues due to signal problems. 4 trains are running with delays. and signal problems at fulton street, causing g trains to run with delays brooklyn-bound. and metro north p.a.t.h. contains, lirr, on or close to schedule. alternate side is in effect citywide.
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and be safer, don't text and drive. and using the smart phone on a subway can be frustrating. a new survey from global wireless solutions shows the best and worst subways for wi- fi service. ... >> the city has been rolling out the wi-fi service to the system, but the project won't be finished until 2017. chris, mary? . >> thank you, alex. tragedy in texas. a man confessed to murdering a family of eight. authorities say six children and two adults were handcuffed and shot in a head inside the home saturday night. the 49-year-old, david connolly, who has a violent criminal history, is facing criminal charges. he had a previous relationship with the mode -- mother and was the father of one of the children he killed. the shooting death of an unarmed black football player in dallas. this video shows 19-year-old christian taylor stepping over
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a locked gate. minutes later, he's shown banging his fist against the window of one of the cars in the car lot and then stomps on the windshield. the officer reportedly shot taylor after an altercation while what he being arrested. the fbi has been asked to help with the investigation. . the families of who boys who went missing off the coast of florida called off the private search. the coast guard stopped searching after the 14-year- olds went missing two weeks ago. the families haven't found any new evidence or clues to help them continue. well,a florida woman is recovering after an alligator bit off her arm. police say the woman was swimming in a river with a group of people on saturday, but left to go a more secluded area. >> i saw her in the water swimming and then for her to come back, you know, with without her arm, that was scary. >> wildlife officers captured and killed the gator hours later.
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a bus driver is getting positive attention after saving the life of a toddler. all caught video. tim was on his bus route and couldn't believe his eyes. there's a little girl standing in the middle of a busy street. he pulled over and quickly approached her. >> asked her if it was okay if i picks her up and so i knelt down and put my arms out. she put her arms up and said mama. that was kind of -- that was pretty good. >> she had wandered out of the house while her father was taking a nap. he says he was just at the right place at the right time. a scary moment for a young girl who comes within inches of getting hit by a train. this happened in sydney. two girls planning with a hula hoop that rolls onto the tracks. the girls chase it, one jumps to get it. a train comes by and a woman rushes to get her out of the way. luckily she was not hurt.
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the anticipation is building and we may have a better idea of when apple will unveil its newest iphone. the new iphone will be revealed september 9th. there will be a better camera and faster prosser. buzz feed reports we could see another version of the a pad with a bigger display on the way, as well. >> i've only had the 6 for about two months now. it will be obsolete in three. mission accomplished for this weekend. . >> they're coming after us with everything they've got. >> that's right. they gave it their all, but no one could boot "mission impossible rose nation" from first place for a second straight weekend. it topped "fantastic 4" which crashed and burned compared to most super hero flicks. it brought in $29.4 million in
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box office receipts. target is removing gender- based labelling for most children's departments, including toys, bedding and entertainment. for example, in the toy area, target will take down ping pink, blue, yellow and green paper used to suggest items based 30 paper. they say the decision comes from customer feedback. it wouldn't be right if kim kardashian didn't post a selfie, but this is a first. she posted a picture posing with chris and kaitlyn jenner. kim posted the photo to instagram with the caption "the parent trap." ." >> i was have preferred audio being attached to that. 6:49 now. 100 years in the making. a local man celebrates a milestone and shares tips on how he did it. first, steve obermeyer has the sports update. >> the mets home to start a series with colorado tonight. the yankees are off. yesterday, the yankees get shut out for the second straight day.
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the city feels sticky. 70s for the south shore and a moderate rip current risk. tuesday, tuesday, tuesday, could be dealing with active weather. right now, tomorrow, so during the morning rush, showers and embedded thunderstorms possible. could see heavy rain and localized flooding. still busy in the afternoon and could be dealing with gusty winds, as well. enjoy today. tomorrow, a little bit more challenging. how challenging is the ride, alex? >> john, if you're traveling this morning in new jersey, a minor change for you in bridgewater. we have an accident blocking two lanes on the southbound side of 287. this is at exit 13. delays already stretch back to exit 14 a. if you're familiar with this area, not a great alternate. plan accordingly. there is now a 20-minute wait at the lincoln tunnel helix portion. minor delays at the holland tunnel and george washington bridge. both about 10 minutes. subway issues due to signal problems, downtown 4 trains are running with delays. we also have signal problems at
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fulton strooelt, which is causing g trains to run with delays if you're traveling brooklyn-bound. alt night side is in effect citywide. and be safe, don't text and drive. >> thank you, alex. a shortage of birthday candles now in parts of west chester. william is the reason why. he doesn't look it, but he turned 100 years old over the weekend. there with a party for him sunday in mt. vernon. we asked him for the secrets to a long and healthy life. here's what he said. >> love people, be nice to people, try to do the right thing. and don't drink and don't smoke >> what he born to slave and spent the early years of his life working in the cotton fields in north carolina. >> he looks really good! we should all be lucky enough to live that long. let's check in with cbs this morning. charlie rose. and a familiar face, christine johnson joins us with a preview. hi, k.j.. >> what a familiar face, huh? >> good morning.
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>> hopefully not a bad one! [ laughter ] >> good morning, chris and mary. ferguson, overnight developments after a violent protest ends with police shooting someone. and frank luntz on donald donaldtrump's latest comments. and a famous texas barbecue restaurant, the smoke is making people sick. >> thank you so much. have a great day. what you need to know before you go.
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and amtrak's vice president goes before new jersey lawmakers today to answer questions after major delays. trains were delayed hours a day for a week after a series of electrical problems at amtrak- owned equipment in the tunnel from penn station. remembering one of the biggest sports heroes of our time. frank gifford died yesterday at the age of 84. he spent years with the giants. he leaves behind his wife and five chix and five grandchildren. here's a check of weather with john. >> it will be a quiet day today. but we are anticipating major change overnight tonight into the tuesday. heavy rain possible tomorrow morning. stays busy duds during the day. much better wednesday, but plan on challenging weather for your day tomorrow. . we will have more news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thanks for joining us. i'm mary calvi.

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