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good morning. it is 4:30, 80 degrees on this tuesday, august 18th and get ready for another hot and steamy day out there. will the heat wave continue? we will find out. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment, but first an alleged rapist is on the loose this morning, and police in brooklyn say he's wanted for a vicious attack. >> it happened yesterday morning, and we have just- released video of the suspect. and janelle burrell is live with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris it happened around 3:00 monday morning, and police say the victim said she was walking to the store when the attacker approached her, and take a look. this the man police are looking for this morning. they said the 52-year-old woman was walking along the putnam
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street when the suspect came up her, threatening to shoot her, and he led her to the area of leffords place where he put his fingers down her throat and sexual assaulted her down an outdoor staircase. she was sexually assaulted and left with two broken teeth. anyone who recognizes the man should call the nypd. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. in indonesia, rescue teams have reached the crash site where a plane went down over the weekend. all 54 people on board were found. it lost traffic with air traffic controllers 30 minutes after takeoff.
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no word on the cause of the crash. the death toll has topped 20. another 140 people were wounded in what is being called the country's worst ever attack. there's been no claim of responsibility, but thailand's prime minister said investigators are closer to figuring out who is to blame. the explosion hit the central part of the city during the evening rush hour. >> time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning. >> hi, chris, mary, and everybody. it's a muggy morning again today, and we will see the numbers flirt with 90. parts of the city to the west may stop around 89 or 90. technically we will break the heat wave, but not by much. relative humidity, 58%, and we have been dealing with isolated showers and thunderstorms, and remember we talked about them yesterday, but the problem is around edison and plainfield, it's just sitting there watch out for that. it's just a heavy rain continuing, and a few more
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flirting with the south shore. that's the pattern again today. you have the heat and the moisture in the air, and you're going to see a few more with widespread coverage later in the week. feeling like 93 in the city today. watch yourself and be smart. watch out for drops this morning, and what else do we need to watch out for, alex? a lane blocked on 22 as you make your way westbound, due to repairs for an earlier accident. no delays, just know you will come across it, also subway changes. problems on the southbound n. trains running from canal street to dekalb avenue. alternate-side rules in effect citywide today. today the governor will
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meet with anthony foxx to discuss the problems under the hudson river. today's stalks are expected to focus on an amtrak plan for two new tunnels,est and mated cost is 15 to $20 billion. meanwhile cbs 2 has exclusively learned the federal railroad administration will meet this afternoon to discuss overcrowding on the l.i.r.r. nearly 500 people were left standing on the friday line, and we road the l.i.r.r. where jam-packed crowds sat on top of suitcases in the aisles it's not just an incareen but a safety concern since they are blocking emergency exits, and the video is shocking. that's in the next half an hour. today mayor de blasio will sign new legislation in response to the legionnaires' outbreak it will be one of the first piece of legislation in
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the country that deals with the bacteria. tony aiello with the story. >> reporter: it's been the busiest 11 days anyone at clarity water technologies can remember. >> 24/7, nights, weekends, continuous work. >> reporter: the company has cleaned and disinfected dozens of new york city cooling towers after new york city ordered the move to stem the legionnaires' outbreak that has killed 12, and the cuomo administration is requiring landlords statewide to register, clean, and inspect cooling towers to get rid of the conditions for legionnaires' bacteria. last fall the experts from the city's department of health pointed out the legionnaires' cases increased from 2002-2011 and said greater effort may have been warranted on the upkeep of the cooling towers.
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>> i think we are slow to react, and it's now time to be proactive. >> reporter: clarity water technologies is already hearing from concerned landlords in new jersey and connecticut. there's a good chance the legislation will expand to other states, making sure legionnaires' can't grow has suddenly become a growth industry. tony aiello, cbs 2 news. a woman has been arrested in the stabbing death of a woman in oceanside. officers responded to a reported assault to the home yesterday afternoon and found a woman bleeding from her neck wound. police have not identified the victim or her accused killer. a violent robbery on the upper west side last month. police are looking for the man who attacked a 24-year-old woman in the vestibule of her apartment building. surveillance video shows the suspect pushing the woman to the floor as he rips her purse away.
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it was later found with everything still inside. the search for a killer in a 16-year-old murder case led police all the way to trinidad. >> i'm sorry for the pain i caused the family. >> reporter: malcolm singh is accused of killing a 19-year- old at a wedding. >> for the the last 16 years we have had pain and suffering. >> he said he was relieved to be caught after living on the streets and on the run. he is currently being held without bail. a tennessee tourist has been arrested for taking a selfie on the bridge this pick led to the police going after david karmauch. he was arrested at his home in chattanooga, charged with
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wreckless endangerment. an update on the case against a buffalo area man, accused of trying to support isis nagge is accused of trying to make several trips support isis, and his defense attorney is asking for a mental evaluation. some environmentalists want to shut down a suffolk county animal shelter's plans. the kent shelter is on the edge of the pine bare. >> our plan has solution for it, and it's almost the duty of
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the society to be in favor of the project. >> shelter managers say it moves buildings away from the river and adds a bigger septic tank. public hearings will be held tomorrow, and then the commission will issue a ruling next month. the time is 4:39. still to come a big change coming to a popular fall tradition at starbucks it's very big news. plus this -- >> the beat of the drum is keeping these neighbors awake at night. >> if the drums are not for you, how about stevie wonder. we will go to the surprise concert in central park. >> it sounds superstitious to me. we have mild conditions again today, the steamy trend.
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we have a snapshot of the storms ahead. traffic and weather after the
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break. from california to washington, state wild fires have burned over 1 million acres, and around chelan three dozen homes have been turned into ashes, and in california, more than 1500 firefighters are fighting wild fires there, and soon the national guard will be joining them. >> it feels like orlando out there. remember my buddy orlando who works at staples? thank you for watching and reminding us it's wild and mild out there. 72 all the way up north, and then 63. in and around the city, looking at the 70s, 77 here, and this is dana in cedar grove, and she has this request, which makes me question dana let's go for
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the gold and make it a 4-day heat wave. i think you have chance west of the city. the city may not see 90 again today, and jeanne has been a big help. she has thunder around plainfield and edison, and parts of the city. in the city right now, a hazy way to start the day, even without the sun, and i mean you would normally think you're going to get that kind of a cloud with the heat of the afternoon, and it's just a dew point so high and muggy. 80degrees, and winds out of the west at 5. the cool spot is in monticello. we are at 80, and that's right where we were yesterday. it's warmer, and it's a wash north and west, a few more clouds, and i think we will struggle to hit 90, but it will feel like 90 plus with the high
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dew points, and remember, not an advisory situation. the big picture is relatively quiet, and tell that to our neighbors around edison and up into plainfield and parts of essex county as well. we are seeing the heavy rain, and it's not moving quickly, and in through the city as well. the flip side, into manhattan and brooklyn, they had that earlier, and now it's more into queens, and they are slow movers. what will happen, you will see the big puddles forming quickly. we don't have any reports of flooding yet, but the concern is there. around the area, we are are concerned about a few more popup storms this afternoon, and then another round early tomorrow morning and another in the afternoon. still thinking it's early thursday into later friday before we see a better chance for the showers and thunderstorms, and notice, too, we will see the numbers closer to where we should be as we head into the weekend. you're right where you should be if you want to save time, and here's alex.
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>> in newark, specifically a car fire, with the right lane blocked on western spur, and that's if you're traveling southbound on 15e. stick with the western spur there. 22 blocked at hillside avenue, and that's due to repairs for an earlier accident and no delays through the area. the southbound n. trains running on the q line from canal street to dekalb afternoon. that's because of the southbound train running with delays. plan for that. the closure at manorville, and alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. mary, back to you. if you're just waking up, here's the stories we are following this morning. the state department's reveal of hillary clinton e-mail has found 300 messages could have contain classified information requiring further review by other agenesis.
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mrs.clinton said she never sent or received mail clearly marked classified from her server. drones are now being used in fight against isis and syria and iraq. for the first time two women have completed the elite ranger school. they were not identified but graduate friday at fort benning, georgia, and will receive the covenant tab for their uniforms. after a pose start to the week, china's currency steadied, and the dow jones industrial average gained 67 points, and the s&p 500 added 10. >> citi group has agreed to pay
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$180 million after promoting hedge funds as safe and suitable for traditional bond investors, but investors lost billions when it collapsed. starbucks will put actually pumpkin in the pumpkin spice latte. now the coloring will be removed. imagine the sound of drums blasting into your home while trying to sleep. that's reality for some brooklyn residents who say their complaints have fallen on deaf ears. hazel sanchez is demanding answers. >> reporter: drummer's grove is a crowd pleaser, and travis pratt players here every weekend, and he's far from alone. the group must stop playing by 7:00 p.m., and the space
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cleared out by 8:00, but neighbors across the street say it's snot happening. this video shows them going strong overnight. >> that's not a residential setting. >> people are horns and tambourins, and they dance out there. it's nice, but there should be a limit. that's what we are saying. >> they are there until 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, or 1:00 in the morning, there's no consequences. this mother of a 3-year-old fearing retaliation asked not to be identified. over the last 2 years she has filed multiple complaints with 311, the police, and the parks department and says nothing has been done this is cell phone video from inside of her apartment with the windows closed. >> it's as if i have an entire apartment filled with drummers. >> reporter: and this is where the complainants live, and just so you have an idea how close they have to the drummers, make your way through the trees, and drummer's grove is here.
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>> i'm not here to stop the drummer's circle on sundays, i just want regulation. >> reporter: the parks department is looking into the complaints and the brooklyn borough president's office is now investigating the matter along with the prospect park alliance, the 76th precinct, and the drumming organizings. >> the prospect park alliance will now post signs stating the hours when drumming is allowed. >> it's loud over there. >> the music sounds so good, but not so great. >> 7:00 that's it. in the next half an hour, the line drive that is hard to watch from last night's yankee game. after the break, what looks like a routine traffic stop is anything but. we will tell you about the special delivery happening inside of this car. and traffic and weather on
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over after it ran a red light, and the driver opened up and shouted his wife was in lay important officers called in paramedics, but the birth would not wait, and the officers helped to clear out the newborn child's airway when she had trouble breathing, and you can see the father expressing his gratitude. >> think he will beat the ticket? >> i think they are cool on the ticket. parts of the area with a flood advisory here, and as soon as i'm off the air, boom, they issue a flood advisory. i thought that would happen, but much of the area dry, muggy way to start the day. heavy rain through essex into morris county, and here in the city this is what we are looking at. on the west side, we are feeling it, and it skipped over the river. it's a flood advisory until 5:45, and another hour.
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it's a slow mover, and any kind of a poor drainage area, you will seat puddles, and we have an air quality alert. moderate rip current risk today, and it will be sticky, flirting with 90 again today, and the humidity is up there as well. crazy. >> you can hear it. >> yeah. >> let's get to traffic and see how we are doing. >> if you're traveling this morning, we have a couple of alerts in manorville, and the l.i.e. is currently closed eastbound. it's due to a multiple car accident there, and in newark this morning, there's a car fire we have been following. the right lane is blocked on the eastern spur, 17e., and the eastern spur is a smoother ride for you. in springfield we have an alert. there's one lane blocked on the west side of hillside avenue. no delays as you make your way through the area. a live look at one of hundreds of cameras at louisiana guardee. both directions are moving well for you.
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alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide, and remember, don't text and drive. in the next half an hour, the countdown to colbert. he opens up ahead of his late show premier. [music] and when we return, stevie wonder serenades central park, and cbs 2 was there for all the
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fun. [music] heaven in the sky for stevie wonder fans last night. >> the legendary singer and song writer sign, sealed and delivered a concert surprise. >> matt kozar explains why thousands of fans didn't have to worry about a thing good evening friends. here's your friendly announcer >> reporter: the 65-year-old grammy-award winner performing
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popup concerts in three cities, culminating with this performance for several thousand in central park. what i'm about to sing could mean the world's >> reporter: as soon as the word of the concert got out, people jumped to get their tickets. >> i heard about the concert, and it was too good to be true, but we ran over, and it wasn't too good to be true. >> reporter: wonder who is about to go on tour played songs of old and new. >> it doesn't matter what you're going through, you can relate to his music. i don't care what time or what age. you throw on the stevie wonder and get through the day. >> reporter: when he took questions from the press, i asked him about his music. >> reporter: out of all the songs you written and performed, what is your favorite? >> so my favorite song, i always use this quote that when duke elington was asked this question, he would say i
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haven't written it yet. >> reporter: his tour will wrap up this fall here in new york city at madison square garden on november 24th. reporting from central park, matt kozar, cbs 2 news. >> what a great night. >> the benefit of living in the greatest city in the world. >> you're our sunshine. >> no, stop! >> it's going to be, watch out, there's storms now. >> part of the l.i.e. is closed as well. we will have that coming up. still ahead, the day's top stories for you. why the federal government believes it could be more than a federal inconvenience. it could be downright dangerous. and bad news about a real life superhero who brought joy to so many sick children. and watch out a line drive hits a yankees' pitcher right in the head. wait until you hear what
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we begin again in 90 seconds. . it is 5:00, and it's 80 degrees out there on this tuesday, august 18th. try to keep cool it will be hot and humid today, but will the heat wave continue? i'm mary calvi. >> and i' chris wragge. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in a moment, but first, here's what is new this morning. >> reporter: the man hunt wanted for the suspect in a
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rape in brooklyn. surveillance video is showing the person they are looking for. cbs 2 goes underground to show what commuters are dealing with. cbs 2 exclusively learned the federal railroad administration will meet with the l.i.r.r. head of operations this afternoon. long island commuters are not the only ones frustrated, so are the people who ride new jersey transit. anthony foxx will meet with leaders in new jersey later today. a report coming up. i think we were slow to react, and now it's time to be proactive. i think the health department is doing that. >> it's been a busy time for the companies who clean the city's cooling towers after a legionnaires' outbreak. mayor de blasio will regulate the cooling towers in an effort
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to regulate more informations. >> oh, my! >> ouch! bryan mitchell is hit right in the face on his second start of the season. the details on his injuries. stephen colbert making the cover of g.q. what he told the magazine a about life before the late show. dealing with downpours with john. >> did you hear that? right outside of our window. we have banging and booming going on. we will see it sitting and spinning, and that's why we are concerned about localized flooding in the city. the heat engine, that's the system right on top of us, here in midtown, thunder and lightning affiliated with that, the slow mover, and a flood advisory. out through more of madison and orange county, and around madison, and we are seeing another system. you have these isolated showers and storms, and the problem is, there's heavy rain affiliated
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with the storms, and it's going to slow you down this morning, and then the heat will slow you down again this afternoon. 89 feeling like 93 in the city. you rain and other headaches out there early. >> there's the weather alerts going off, just as john just said. this is between 69 and 70, a multiple vehicle accident in that area. a car fire has the right lane blocked here on the turnpike, western spur southbound at 150e, and the eastern spur will be a smoother ride for you in springfield a lane is blocked at 22, westbound, and it's due to repairs for an earlier accident we saw. the good news, no real delays making your way through. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. happening today, governor
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chris christie tackles the problems that have been inconveniencing passengers all summer long. >> cbs 2 learned he will be having a meeting to focus on the aging infrastructure. >> this was the scene yesterday when clouds dealt with 2 hour delays on the new jersey transit trains for the morning commute, and because so many people took the bus to get around the problems, it led to even more backups. >> i got on the bus at 7, and here it is 9: -- 9:30, and i'm on my way to work. it's been 20 minutes. >> reporter: thousands experienced delays and cancellations because of power problems. >> it's unbearable at this point. >> reporter: today governor chris christie will meet with transportation secretary, anthony fox and cory booker to talk about the proposed gateaway project, and it includes building two additional train tunnel the under the hudson, doubling
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train capacity in and out of penn station, and give amtrak tracks relief. the obsolete equipment was recently shown. >> it's not entirely preventable, and problem mace increase over time until the tunnel can be renewed and modernized. >> reporter: but there's a hefty price tag. senator schumer backs the project and wants amtrak, new york, and new jersey to team up with the federal government and find a way to fund this. >> we just have to move asap, and we have to get everyone to cooperate in that regard. >> it was ilana gold reporting. more train troubles on friday on the long island railroad. we spotted many with a mad dash for the train, and many ended
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up on suitcases in the aisle, and the federal railroad administration will meet today to look into the troubling concerns, and meg baker with the exclusive story. >> reporter: does this look safe to you? >> it's like gladiator to get on the rain. >> reporter: i road the long island rain cars, and many were sitting in the aisles and blocking the emergency exits. >> people cannot pass, and you know n an evacuation situation, it's unsafe. >> reporter: she is certainly not alone. >> just trying to get through the aisles, everyone is really aggressive. >> reporter: the 4:00 p.m. cannon ball has 12 strain cars, 3 are for reserved seating only, and that leans 1046 seats in the unreserved section, and according to the l.i.r.r., on friday, august 7th, there were 1540 customers on board, and if
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you do the math, that's 494 people left standing, and divided between nine cars is car. it's not just riders concerned about safety, cbs 2 exclusively learned that the federal railroad administration will meet with the l.i.r.r.'s head of operations tuesday afternoon. in a statement the agency says the meeting is to discuss solutions to the overcrowding which can be related to the ability to move from one car to the next in the event of an emergency. these riders are requesting that additional cars be added to popular transit times. it's not just on fridays, and once their track number is posted on the board, it's a daily battle for a seat. >> they are so overcrowded during the rush hours in the morning and the night, there's insufficient trains and insufficient seats. >> reporter: l.i.r.r.
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says it would never permit any train to leave penn station if they believed it was unsafe. they said if the customer feels the cannon ball is overcrowded he or she can take one of the numerous montauk-bound trains leaving penn station. the l.i.r.r. said there's no maximum occupancy limits for the trains. police in brooklyn released video of an alleged rapist wanted for a vicious attack early monday morning, and police say the suspect met up with the 52-year-old victim near putnam street and threatened to shoot her if she didn't follow him. he led her to a building where he allegedly raped her, and the vick it tim lost two teeth in the attack, and she's hospitalized in stable condition. and happening today, essex county officials will gather in newark to unvail the newly purchased body cameras.
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dozens of nypd officers are wearing the equipment in a pilot program. many have called for officers to wear the cameras after high- profile shootings by police. the new technology that is cracking down on fake licenses at the dmv. and saying good-bye to the man who was not afraid to let out his inner batman and bring a smile to so many fans. kevin bacon is delivering the bacon in new york city this morning. >> i saw what you did there. the flash flood warning now for a good part of the city. flood advisory around the city, and why? big cell, big cell, big cell. we have isolated storms to talk about. traffic and weather on the 2s
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coming up. it's really coming down this morning. 5:12, a flash flood warning in effect. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> yeah, yesterday afternoon with harlem and parts of brooklyn having one, and now we have one here in manhattan, and another line is out west. they are isolated, but that's no consolation if you're underneath it and it's just pouring. the warning and advisories in a second. the rain is coming down, and you can see it on this lens as well, peering down into the city, and the wind around the storm as well. that's very typical. 75 for the park, and the winds out of the southwest.
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north and west, and we have muggy conditions, west caldwell into essex county, and far hills, 75 as well, and around the area, very mild, and i mean, even andover is at 67, and there's just so much humidity out there, and this is what we are up against. there's a flood advisory for brooklyn into queens, and it's the warning right in manhattan because of the slow-mover, and you're going to see problems into parts of union city, jersey city, and this thing will hold together and connects really with the other system, hudson and union county as well. follow the line out to the west, and it's just not moving that much. basically the ingredients there with the heat and humidity, they are just static and around, and they don't have to move that much, and there's not a front directing these, and it's just what we are dealing with in the atmosphere. we are concerned about that line of storms, and another flirting with the south shore,
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and other than that it's quiet, and it's just a waiting game where you can wait to see a few more pop up this afternoon. wind out of the west, southwest. it's hazy, hot, and humid, and the humidity, contribute together possibility of a shower or storm, and individually, it's just one in five you will see it but we will see how it plays out right now, and we will see how it sets up. same deal tomorrow, the popup showers and storms. some in the morning, and some in the afternoon. thursday is a wait-and-see day, and it looks like thursday is shaping up to be a busier weather day, and friday is a getaway day, but we could see the rain. the temperatures tipping today, struggling to hit 90, but it will feel like it with the high dew points in the area. popup storms this afternoon,
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thursday afternoon, and friday, lingering into the first part of saturday as well with a 40% chance of leftover showers to get the weekend underway. what else is slowing us down, alex? >> we have delays in manorville, and the l.i.e. is closed from 69 to 70, due to a multivehicle car accident in the area, and also in the bronx, we have a crash, and it has all lanes subject to full closure on the northbound side of the new england freeway with 7c to 8a. a car fire has the turnpike blocked at 15e, and you want to stick to the eastern spur there, and alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide, but remember, don't text and drive. facial recognition software is being put to use, cracking down on license fraud at the dmv. >> new york and new jersey are the first to use the technology and share the results. jessica schneider showing us
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the crimes it's meant to prevent. >> reporter: a key technological the tool being used by law enforce. , and it's the premise of "person of interest," the government using facial recognition software to track people and lock up criminals, and just this year, the u.s. customs and border patrol used to recognize pass words that weren't theres, and now new jersey and new york are teaming up to find people who have licenses in both states, a practice that is illegal, and many of the people are double dipping because their license in one state is suspended, and they cross the state lines to get another one. these three men had different names on each license, and in all three cases, they obtained the commercial driver's licenses in one state while their other license was suspended.
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they were finally found out when the dmv checked their faces in the data bases and saw the pictures on both licenses were the same. >> we discovered every person has about 80 points on their face. >> reporter: will gomez uses the same technology in his line of work, and he says soon it will be used to identify suspects in surveillance photos, and he says no matter how hard you try, faces don't lie. >> you can try to change your face with plastic surgery and still pick up those 80 or points that detect who you are. >> reporter: authorities have already made 3500 arrests with the technology. now that new york has partnered with new jersey, dozens more arrests are now pending. jessica schneider, cbs 2 news. new york and new jersey are already the first states to
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share the motor vehicle photos to combat fraud. some are returning to central park to combat violence in the park. yesterday cbs 2 cameras captured a man openly drinking, screaming, and acting wildly near columbus circle. for the first time the guardian angels in the city. >> if the police don't have control of the park that may mean that they have no control of the pennsylvania city. sad news about the man who dressed up like batman to cheer up children. he died in an accident on his way to hospital in his batmobile.
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>> he was pulled over by police 3 years ago dressed as batman driving a lamborgini made to look like a batmobile. on sunday he was hit by an oncoming sedan. he sold his successful cleaning business several years ago and dedicated himself to visiting sick kids. >> he was a nice guy, and batman made him even nicer. >> no charges have been filed against the driver who hit him. >> that's a tough story right there. >> it really is. >> 5:19 right now, and in the next half an hour, why the cuff of coffee could end up saving your life. what happened in the moments after a yankees' pitcher took a line drive to the face? >> another check of weather and traffic on the 2s when we come back. don't forget you can connect with us on the show all morning long on facebook and
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twitter @cbsnewyork. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning here at 5:22, and time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, rain and flash flooding area. >> heavy rain for parts of the area, and it's a flash flood warning here in the city, and a flood advisory circling the city. i will show you the storms in a bit. madison through newark, and the oranges are dealing with the heavy rain, and also here in manhattan, skipping on over to union city, you're going to see that. bayonne with heavy rain as
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well: and it's the low-moving nature of the individual cells, and that's why we are concerned about the pockets of flooding, and in total, relatively quiet, and it's just muggy and mild, and all the ingredients for a few more isolated storms this afternoon, and individual storms can give you the heavy rain. 89 in the city, feeling like 93, and with this kind of an air mass, the same teal this afternoon, the air quality alert for much of the area. in addition to the rain, what else is going on, alex? >> john, coupled together and causing issues for you. the new england freeway with closures. eastbound you're closed if you're traveling in manorville, and we will move to the bronx if you're traveling in this area, there's an alert with issues for you, and we will one. it's northbound traveling through the area, and in newark, we have a car fire with the right lane blocked on the spur. stick with the eastern spur there, and there's construction blocking two lanes on the
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northbound fdr drive at 86th street, and delays are back to 66th street. if you want to take the westside highway, it's wet, and it's a better right for you. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. 5:24, the yankees managed to outlast their opponent last night, but their pitcher took a line drive to the face. the mets are in baltimore and the yankees will host the twins again. last night was a scary one for the yankees. bryan mitchell could not react fast enough to get out of the way of the line drive that hit him in the face, suffering a nasal fracture, and he was released from the hospital. he's the fourth major league pitch tore be hit in -- pitcher to be hit in the face this year. nunez boots this, allowing the winning run to score, and the yankees win the wild one 8- 7 in 10 innings, and i'm steve overmyer, and that's your
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sports update. have a good day. elderly new yorkers relying on meals on wheels may find bacon at their front door this morning, actor kevin bacon. he will help to prepare, pack, and deliver meals. he and his charity 6degrees.org teaming up with city meals on wheels to highlight the needs of the new york elderly. >> good for him! >> i just saw footloose! let's dance! >> i don't think he will be doing that, but you never know. stephen colbert opens up to gq magazine, and a foo fighters performance makes a grown man cry. >> sometimes people tear up when their favorite band performs their favorite song, and that is what happened in colorado. there goes my hero >> the lead singer, dave roe
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spotted a fan, identified only as anthony shedding tears during the acoustic acceleration, and he had him passed through the crowd up to the stage. they are on their north american tour that continues through october. >> just body surfing him up to the stage. >> dave, talk about a great effort. he has the broken leg he suffered last month, and he's still out there killing it every night. it's less than a month before stephen colbert taking over the late show, and here he is on gq out his glasses, looking dapper. he talks about the transition to a late night host and said he considered quitting the colbert report before he got the offer to succeed david letterman, oh, how things have changed. he will debut right here on cbs
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2 on september 13th. >> he was lovely when he heard him. >> as funny as he was for so many years, just as a normal guy, he's equally as funny. thank you, alex. >> 5:27. up next, the day's top stories. new surveillance video released overnight of a man accused of violently attacking at woman on the streets of brooklyn. a live report and that video coming up. today governor chris christie is tackling the problems on the new jersey transit trains and meeting with state leaders to possibly come up with a solution. we will have the details. and life after sandy a manhattan community once ravaged by the community makes a come become. cbs 2 news continues after
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it's 5:30, and it's currently 75 degrees on this tuesday, august 18th. hours over the tri-state area right now with a flash flood warning in effect. later another hot and steamy day out there. good morning once again. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. police say this man is wanted for a vicious attack.
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>> we have just-released video of the suspect. janelle burrell is live from b ed-stuy this morning. >> reporter: it was early in the morning when the attacker made his move. here's the surveillance video. police say the man attacked a 52-year-old woman as she was walking on putnam street when the suspect came up to her, threatening to shoot her, and he led her to an area near leffords place. he put his hand down her mouth and sexual assaulted her. during the struggle the woman lost two of her teeth, and this morning again, police are looking for her attacker as described as man in his late 30s with a muscular build, possibly with bite marks on his right hand, and this morning the victim in the case is in stable condition, but anyone who recognizes the man from the
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surveillance video is urged to call police. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. nassau county police say a woman is under arrest this morning in the stabbing death of a woman in ocean side, and police say officers responded to the reported assault at a home on terrell avenue yesterday afternoon, and they found a woman bleeding from her neck wound, and she died later at the hospital, and police have not identified the victim or her accused killer. >> time now, 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s, john, what's the situation out there right now? >> the worst of the rain has pushed to the west, and the worst of the situation, all the ingredients for the isolated storms, and we are seeing some this morning to starlet the day. 73 with the winds out of the southwest at 7 it will continue to heat us up. you can see it's over the hudson, and now more of, well, we are actually going to see rain into bergen county, hudson, union county, following it out to the west to essex county as well. we have a flood warning
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expiring soon for the city, but an advisory just to the west. much of the area, waking up to a muggy morning with the possibility of passing showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, and flirting with 90 again today with the humidity, feeling like 93 this afternoon, and in the city, pace yourself, and take the tiny umbrella, and wear the least amount of clothing as you can legally get away with, because it's going to be one of those days. she's dressed and ready to go. what's going on, guys? >> manorville, the l.i.e. is closed between 69 and 70, and several cars are closed in an accident in this area. there's all lanes subject to closures between exits 7c and 8a, and stick to the hutch traveling through the area. that's a better ride for you. in newark this morning, there's an alert for you. a car fire blocking the right lane on the new jersey turnpike western spur, and stick to the
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eastern spur, and if this is is a portion of your ride, also construction blocking two lanes in the city, northbound on the fdr drive at 86th street, and unfortunately delays are back to 66th, and the westside highway is a smooth ride if you choose to take that instead. remember, be safe, and don't text and drive. a commuter alert this morning, governor chris christie taking on the problem of commuter trains that have been inconveniencing commuters all summer. ilana gold is live at newark- penn station with details. >> reporter: governor christie will be here in newark, to discuss the problems on the tracks, and commuters have had enough of the recent problems, and they want a solution. governor chris christie cannot ignore the images from penn station, and this was the scene yesterday when the crowds dealt with 2 hour delays for the morning commute, and because so many people took the bus to get around the problems it led to
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even more backups. >> i got on the bus at 7:00, and here it is 9:30, and i'm on my way to work, and i'm -- >> reporter: how old does the bus normally take you? >> 20 minutes. >> reporter: in july thousands experienced delays and cancellations for a week because of power problems. >> it's unbearable at this point. >> reporter: today governor chris christie will meet with anthony fox and senator cory booker to talk about the proposed amtrak gateway project, including building two additional tunnels under the hudson, doubling train capacity in and out of new york city and giving penn station some relief. it's something that the amtrak vice president is pushing for. he recently testified before lawmakers showing the obsolete equipment causing the issues, stressing the infrastructure needs to be fixed fast. >> the issues are not likely to be entirely preventable, and in fact may increase over time
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until the tunnel can be renewed and modernized. >> reporter: it somes with a hefty price tag, upwards of $20 billion, and senator schumer backseat the project, wanting amtrak, new york, and new jersey to team up with the federal government to find a way to fund this. >> we just have to move asap and get everybody to cooperate in that regard. >> reporter: senator schumer says he also wants to look into private funding for the project, and at this point, it's unclear how long the instruction will even take. ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> ilana, thank you. meanwhile cbs 2 learned exclusively that the federal railroad administration will meet this morning to discuss overcrowding on the l.i.r.r. railroad. 500 people were left standing on the jam-packed cannon ball line on friday, and federal officials say it's a safety concern because passengers
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block the stairs and emergency exits. >> people cannot pass, and in an evacuation situation, it would be unsafe. >> i have no idea why they can oversell the train like they are. >> the l.i.r.r. says customers are not forced to take the train and there's several more throughout the day. police are looking for a man who attacked a 24-year-old woman in the vestibule of her apartment building happening around 3:00 a.m. on july 26th, and the surveillance video shows the woman being pushed to the floor, and her bag was later found with everything inside. the search for a killer led police all the way to trinidad. >> i'm sorry for the pain i caused the family. >> police got a tip and tracked down the suspect. he shot and killed a teen at a wedding on long island in 1999. his grieving family says it's relief to get justice.
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>> for the past 16 years we were in pain and suffering, and we lost our beloved son. >> singh said he was relieved to be caught after being on the run. an update on the indonesian plane that went down last week. all 54 people on board the airplane were killed, and the plane took off on sunday from the capital headed to the city of oaksaville. no word yet on the cause of the crash. another explosion rocked the city of bangkok, thailand. no one was injured this time around in this morning's blast, but the death toll rose to 20 in monday's explosion at a popular shrine.
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it's described as the country's worst ever terror attack. the state department says it's now flagged 300 e-mails for hillary clinton's private e- mail for further review because it may contain classified information. it's from a sample of 20% of clinton e-mails screened to determine if they can be released pubically. she denied ever sending or receiving classed if i information on her private server. tracy morgan is going back to work. the former saturday night live cast member will host snl on october 1st, and it will be morgan's first tv job since being severely injured in june of 2014 in a wreck on the new jersey turnpike. coming up here at 53:5:00 -- 5:39, a new jersey restaurant that lets you pay whatever you want for your meal.
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and the irs breech that is worse than first thought. if could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain >> park goers surprised by a free concert from stevie wonder. if you miss the out, find out when he is coming back. what a voice! a few minutes left for important advisories, and the flood advisory will expire at 5:45 in a few minutes. heavy rain now, and how long does it linger? traffic and weather on the 2s,
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coming up. time now for traffic and weather on the2s, busy morning out there, john. >> busy morning, and we are in the midst of the hot and humid week. our weather watchers are reporting the numbers around the area, and also, you know, some comments, and 75, gina has 75 in yonkerses and with the heat and humidity, she missing norway's weather, and i have
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folks in new jersey, they want the football weather. vinnie says let it snow. we are dealing with stormy weather and not anything like what chris akers points out. remember the microburst that downed all those trees? i don't anticipate that, but we did have heavy rain pushing through central park and riverside park, and now it's push together west. i will show you the storms in a second. a few more minutes of the advisory here and there. 73 in the park now, and the winds out of the southwest at 7. relative humidity at 78%, and moments for now, the flood advisory will be allowed to expire. again, the heaviest rain has pushed off to the west of the city, and so this, we can follow this line all the way out into morris county, and it's just sitting there, spinning, and that's why we are concerned about flooding through the area, and that's a
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very tight shot of north bergen into union city, and then the heavier rain to the west, and much of the area, it's relatively quiet, and we are just waiting, and you have the heat and humidity, and the front that will give a better chance for some of us to see the beneficial rain, and that's not until later on in thursday. 89 in the city feeling like 93, and the air quality sufferers, again, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. tonight, air quality alert for much of the area. sea breeze helping long island, and i tell you what, little relief for the pollen sufferers, 9.2 today, and backing up thursday into friday, and it will be a busy pollen week as well, and the models hinting at a few more isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, and then tomorrow morning, and then again tomorrow afternoon, and the pattern does not change that much, wait until you get a sense of the front that will be pushing in later on thursday, and that will deliver likely the best chance for more
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coverage late thursday into friday, and some of the models hinting that that will linger into saturday, a 40% chance of a leftover shower on saturday, and a popup storm later sunday, and it's continued unsettled pattern, and just be careful this morning. you will seat heavy rain slowing you down in addition to some other things going on, and what's the latest, alex? >> john, it's busy out there. making your way in manorville, and the l.i.e. is closed between 69 and 70 due a multivehicle car accident in this area, and delays are back to william floyd parkway. we will update you on this alert, and in the bronx, all lanes are subject to full closure on the northbound side of the new england freeway from 7c to 8a, and stick with the hutch as an alternate there, and a car fire has the new jersey turnpike western spur southbound blocked at 15e, and the eastern spur is a smoother ride for you.
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mass transit, new jersey transit, and l.i.r.r. are all on or close to schedule. remember, be safe, and don't text and drive. lower gas prices are putting more people on the road, but that also means more traffic accidents. traffic deaths were up 14% nationally in the first 6 months of the year. 19,000 people lost their lives on the nation's roadways through june. july and august are historically the highest months for traffic deaths. now to a developing story, the irs says a computer breech revealed in may affects more than twice as many accounts as first reported. get transcript will allow taxpayers to get returns from previous years and as many as 330,000 accounts were hacked to claim fraudulent refunds. the white house has launched a new effort to combat the nation's deadly heroin epidemic.
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the priority is to get drug users treatment instead of punishment, and different law enforcement agencies will work together to track down the dealers. nationwide the number of deadly heroin overdoses has quadrupled over the last decade. six wild fires surround the city of chelan in washington state have reduced homes to ashes, and 3,000 people were forced to flee, and in california, firefighters are battling 19 active fires, and 200 military troops will be brought in to help. the oldest u.s. veteran has died after touring the nation's capital. the 110-year-old died on sunday. she was 38 when she joined the women's army auxiliary corp. during world war ii. she was stateside. president obama called her a true trail blazer for generations of americans. a major break through for
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women in the armed forces, for the first time two women have completed the elite ranger school. they were not identified, but they will graduate friday at fort bennie, georgia, and they will receive the covenant tab to wear on their uniforms. if you plan to travel on labor day, the price is yours at new jersey restaurant. jill wagner with more. >> reporter: the opening bell should provide exit about the health of the american consumer after wal-mart reports its earnings. the dow finishing 68 points high r, and the nasdaq raised 43. petco has filed papers to go public, aiming for a value of $4 billion, and americans have been spending more money on their dogs and cats, even during the the latest recession. more people are expected to fly during labor day, and it
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could make have summer the busiest ever for the airlines. 3% more than last year will be take together skies. a restaurant in new jersey is trying out a new pricing plan, allowing customers to pay what they want. there's no prices on the menu at the restaurant called blue, and when it's time for the check, the server asks diners how much they want to pay. some have been generous with thank you notes, but others, not so much. >> i would think people would pay more. >> you would hope. there's a certain portion of the population though. [ laughter ] >> and coming up. >> trendy stores, gourmet restaurants, and so much more. how superstorm sandy transformed this into one of the hottest spots in the city. first your sports update. the yankees will continue with the twins, and last night, the yankee went 8-7 in extra
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dealing with downpours out there. >> east of the city and west of the city era, that's where we are seeing the significant rain. it's 73 at the park, and secaucus, follow the line. that's it for the area right now. the little shower dissipated on the south shore, and the pattern today, you have the heat, hue marylandty, and a few more isolated storms in the forecast this afternoon. 89 feeling like 93, and gusty
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winds out of the southwest at times, and it's the summer wind. humid with a stray shower tonight, and a 20% chance tonight into your day tomorrow as well. the pop upstorm on your still warm wednesday, and it's thursday night into friday where we will see the better chance for the organized line of showers with the embedded showers pushing through. i don't want to push you out the door, but it's a busy one, right, alex? >> a nice nudge would be okay. a car fire with the right lane blocked on the new jersey turnpike western spur, southbound at 15e., and you want to stick with the eastern spur there, and springfield, there's a lane blocked at 22, and it's due to repairs still underway from an earlier accident, and no real delays through the area there, and construction blocking two lanes on the northbound fdr drive. the delays stretching back to at least 66th street, and the interior street in the area are better, and the west side highway is an option. and remember, be safe, don't text and drive, and chris, over to you.
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>> alex, thank you. on our health watch this morning, the morning cup of coffee could help in the fight against cancers. a new study finds drinking caffeinated coffee every day benefited color cancer patients, and it benefited the stage 3 patients treated with surgery and chemotherapy. many people love the the pumpkin spiced latte and coming this fall, starbucks is changing their recipe, and they will be adding previous pumpkin. the previous recipe had spices associated with the pumpkin pie. now the pumpkin will be added and the caramel coloring will be removed. >> to actually add the real pumpkin? i mean it just makes perfect sense. we love it. in lower manhattan, the sea port has a rich maritime
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history, but the area has been boarded up for a long time, and now the area is coming back. >> alex is here with how it has changed. >> you're right, chris and mary. there's a new wave of restaurants and shops that have washed over the area, and now it's attracting locals and tourists alike. >> reporter: a fleet of trendy stores and restaurants have docked at fulton street a vast change from when sandy ravaged the area. philip st. pierre remembers the devastation well. >> the place was shuttered, and there was no light or sound. >> reporter: now a fresh market feel is a welcomed site for the executive director. >> we are seeing here in the sea port district new yorkers coming down for the first time in a long time. >> reporter: locals like kevin shanahan. >> it's new life. it's nice to see. >> reporter: sail down the street to the specialty stores, creative eats, and a 5,000
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square foot pop upstore that showcases emerging talent, and inside there's accessories, foot wear, and much more. >> anybody between tuesday and sunday during the sailing season can come down, buy a ticket and go out for a $2 sail. >> reporter: it's $5 for children and $38 for adults, and it's byob. next door the construction continues on the pier 17 residential development. it will include a rooftop venue, shopping, and restaurants. >> it's a nice place to hang out. i would definitely come here more. >> reporter: you can head to the water's edge, and there's free movies wednesdays and thursdays through labor day. >> byob, bring your own boat? >> yes, bring your own boat and beverage if you so choose. [ laughter ]
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it's nice to have the sun, john. >> and the heat, but there's an ocean breeze this average and it will help -- this afternoon, and it will help them. it will be more helpful for long island. coming up, this morning's top stories. >> and safety concerns on the l.i.r.r. riders sitting on suitcases and blocking exits, so serious the feds are getting involved. the emergency meeting planned for today. cbs 2 news at 6 beginning right
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it's 6:00. we have 75 degrees on this tuesday, august 18th, and will the the heat wave extend to a fourth day? we will check with john in a moment. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. alex and john are standing by with traffic on the 2s, and first, here's what is new this morning. >> they are so overcrowd during the rush hours in the morning and the night, there's insufficient trains, and there's insufficient seats. >> train trouble for the l.i.r.r., and cbs 2 has exclusively learned the federal railroad administration will
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meet today to discuss the overcrowding issue. nearly 500 people were left standing on the friday 4:00 p.m. cannonball express lane, and find out what we found out when we road the l.i.r.r. officers say this man threatened to shoot a 52-year- old woman, raped her, and knocked out two of her teeth. the state department revealed 300 e-mails on tracee carrasco's private e-mail account have been flagged because they may contain classified information. it's being questioned if she sent or received classified information on her server when she was secretary of state, a claim she denies. >> i want you to do me a favor and get better that would make me happy. >> lenny robinson touched the
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lives of countless children and their parents and has died. a frighten scene during the 2nd inning of the yankees' game last night, bryan mitchell hit in the face. he was taken to ny presbyterian, diagnosed with a small nasal fracture. 6:02, let's get to weather and traffic on the 2s. john? >> reporter: we have had active weather, but we are seeing break now, and part the of the area with early, hazy sun, and others have leftover heavy rain, and rain in the city, 73, and parts of the city i should say, and you can see that. a few drops are exiting, and across the river, that's where you will see the heavy rain, and that's out through passaic county into bergen county and back around essex into morris, too. the bulk of the area is dry. it's the wait and see game.
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a few more popup storms are possible this afternoon. flirting with 930 again today, and it will definitely feel like the low 90s with the higher dew points, and base yourself, the umbrella not a bad idea either. always a good idea to listen up. >> john, thank you. you were kiss -- you consider discussing new jersey, and in the western spur southbound, at 15e and if you stick with the eastern spur here, it's a better ride for you. also in springfield, new jersey, staying in this area, one lane is blocked at route 22 as you make your way westbound, and it's due to repairs for an earlier accident in the area, and still seeing problems as you make your way into the city. a live look at hundreds of cameras, and a long line of taillights, and that's due to the construction on the northbound side of fdr drive. we have delays that eastbound and -- that ebb and flow back to 66th street. to the george washington
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bridge, minor delays reported for the hudson river crossing tolls typical call at 6:00 in the morning, and remember, be safe, and don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. fast and furious fridays for the l.i.r.r. once on board, many were sitting on suitcases in the middle of the aisles. >> meg meg baker with the exclusive story. >> reporter: does this look safe to you? >> it's like gladiator to get on the train. >> reporter: i road the l.i.r.r. where dozens of commuters jam packed the train cars, sitting in aisles on top of the suitcases, blocking stairs and emergency exits. kim hall had to sit on the floor from penn station to montauk on friday. people cannot pass, and in an evacuation situation, it's unsafe. >> reporter: she is certainly not alone. >> just trying to get through the aisle, everyone is aggressive.
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>> reporter: the 4:00 p.m. friday cannon ball train has 12 train cars, three were reserved seating only, leaving 1046 seats in the unreserved section, and according to the l.i.r.r., on friday, august 7th, there were 1540 customers on board, and if you dot math, that's 494 people left standing, divided between nine cars, about 55 extra people in each car. it's not just the riders concerned about safety, cbs 2 exclusively learned that the federal railroad administration will meet with the head of l.i.r.r.'s operations tuesday afternoon, and in a statement the agency says the meeting is to discuss the solutions to the problem of overcrowding h can be a concern as it relates to the about of people to move from one car to the next in the event of an emergency. these riders are requesting additional cars be added to the popular travel times.
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>> i have no idea why they can oversell the trains. >> reporter: commuters say it's a daily battle for a seat. >> they are so overcrowded that during rush hours in the morning and the night, there are insufficient trains and there are insufficient seats. >> reporter: and in a statement the l.i.r.r. says they would never permit any train to leave penn station if they believed the overcrowding was unsafe. no one is forced to board a train, and if the customer feels the cannonball is too overcrowded he or she can take any one of the numerous trains fridays. meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> they added there's no maximum occupancy limits for the trains. governor chris christie will meet with anthony fox
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today in newark -- foxx today in newark to discuss amtrak concerns. the estimated cost of a new line is 15 to $20 billion. an alleged rapist viciously attacked a brooklyn woman yesterday morning. janelle burrell is live with the story. janelle? >> reporter: the woman is still in the hospital this morning after that very violent attack here in bed-stuy yesterday morning. we want to show you surveillance video of the suspect police are looking for at this hour. it was around 3:00 monday morning, and the 52-year-old was apparently walking to a nearby store on putnam street when her ago alleged attacker approached her, threatening to shoot her with a gun, and then he allegedly forced his hand down her mouth and sexually assaulted her near an outdoor staircase that led to a basement.
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somehow during the struggle the woman lost two of her teeth, and this morning, again, police are looking for her attacker, described as a male in his late 30s with a muscular build with possible bite marks on his right hand. anyone who recognizes him should call the nypd. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. a tennessee tourist has been arrested for taking a selfie on the brooklyn bridge this is the picture that led for the fbi to go after david karmauch. he was arrested at his home in chattanooga and has been charged with wreckless endangerment. back-to-school breakdown in new rochelle. cbs 2 demanding answers after
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parents were told their kids' classrooms are closed. we have heavy rain edge water to hackensack and paterson out to wayne. the busy spots right now, and the rest of the area, waiting for another muggy one. traffic and weather on the 2s,
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coming up. well, welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning here at 6:12, and guess what? it's time now for traffic and weather on the 2s, and let's get right over to john elliot. >> reporter: i tell you what, it's been a busy morning, and we will likely see more storms during the course of the afternoon as well today. one of the reasons? all the heat. we tied the record yesterday. 75 for the south shore here, 76, and this is adrian in south ozone park, and they are getting a break now. 78 with brian mess, and it's muggy for mr. mess. we have had a bit of a struggle in and around the city. a break right now, but just to the west we are seeing some heavier rain, light rain into the park, and the wind out of the west at 7 0 to 73. it's another warm one today, flirting with 90, above normal
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once again. it's a flood advisory for hudson, bergen county, and we will see the possibility of localized flooding, and you can see the brighter colors indicating the heavier rain, and it's closer to the city, and if you're taking me to the -- well, particularly the bridge. fort lee, teaneck, hackensack dealing with the heavier rain as well. morris county with more coverage earlier. it's wrapping up for you. that's the nature of the storms, they pop up and don't move quickly, and that's why you're dealing with the advisories. once of the reasons we are seeing the storms? the lift in the atmosphere. the record set in 1944, and we tied it. it officially became a heat wave. the first time we have seen that for over 2 years, and we will be dealing with more heat, and now it's close to 90 today, and academic with the sense
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today it will feel warmer than 90. southwest wind gusty at times, an ocean breeze for long island today. stray shower, tonight 74, and then tomorrow, 20% chance of a pop up storm later in the afternoon. we will see more coverage of the rain, and the numbers will be down a bit, but it's still busy. friday likely the busiest of the next few days, and leftover showers and thunderstorms into your saturday as well. at 6:15, it's been a busy morning for me, and i bet that's been busy for you, right, alex? >> that means it's busy for those at home. home. in springfield, new jersey, a block at 22. repairs underway from an earlier accident, lingering through the area. plan for that, and also subway changes for you due to signal problems at 14th street, downtown 2 and 3 trains running
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with delays, and metro north issues on the waterbury branch, and the southbound service experiencing 10 minute delays because of an earlier signal issue, but p.a.t.h. and l.i.r.r. are on or close to schedule for you. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thankful. today mayor de blasio will sign new legislation in response to the legionnaires' outbreak it will be one of the first bill in the the country directly dealing with the regulation of cooling towers, which is where the outbreak came from, and governor cuomo was already considering similar rules to require landlords statewide to register and clear their towers. and it was earlier mentioned that the city needed to put more effort in upkeeping the cooling towers. >> i think we were slow to react, and having said that, it's now time to react and be proactive. i think the health department is doing that.
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>> 12 people have died from the outbreak, and all were adults with preexisting conditions, and there's not been more cases in more than 2 weeks. police are on the hunt for these two men who attacked workers a at kentucky fried chicken in the bronx. investigators said just before 4:00 in the morning they went inside the grand concourse restaurant and demand the workers give them free items from the cash register, and then they assaulted the employees but took off without taking anything. after a spike in violence, a group is back in central park. for the first time in 20 years, the guardian angels are back patrolling the park. >> there's no question that the cops no longer rule the park at night, and if they don't rule the park at night, they may not rule the city at night, and that means the thug life will rule. >> the guardian angels will be
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taking major de blasio on a tour of central park to show what they see every night. the mayor's spokesperson said there's little risk of being the victim of a crime in that central park. lou young is demanding answers after a district has left parent in the dark. >> reporter: do you have any idea when the school is opening? where will the kids go to school in 2 weeks? >> the ceiling collapsed at daniel webster elementary school, and now the district is scrambling to find where to move the kids to until school starts. >> they have not told anybodyny anything like where your child is going to go. >> the superintendant said they are looking at alternative sites and negotiating the leases. video games can lead to violence.
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that's after a decade of studies. research demonstrates a consistent length between violent video game use and aggressive behavior but not enough to suggest they are linked to criminal behavior. the fate of the little pink pill will be decided today. those who favor the approval say men have had pills for sexual dysfunction for years, and women have been overlooked but 200 health professionals said the drug's side effects could endanger women's health. stephen colbert talks about his move to late show on the cover of qq magazine. there he is looking dapper without his glasses on. he said he considered quitting the colbert report before getting the offer to succeed david letterman. he will debut here on cbs 2 on september 13th. he talked with us saying how tough the show was to do,
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good morning, and welcome back on this tuesday, the 18th of august. 79degrees, and that's down from 80 when we started the broadcast. john, what's the explanation behind that? >> you have the rain coming through and the numbers go down, and then they just shoot back up. we are just lucky that way. we need the rain, and we are seeing more of it. huntspoint, out to wayne, and bergen county, that's where we are seeing the heavier rain now, and the shower, parts of the city, dealing with rain, and north of us, here on the west side, small consolation if you're coming and going, and it's the timing of this thing that will slow us down, and it's north of 80, and that line will continue into morris county, and the worst of it with pennsylvania say sick and bergen county now.
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much of it is dry. we are waiting for the popup storm the, and it's a flood advisory for hudson and bergen county, and we have seen the big puddles there, and it was just too much of a good thing in a short amount of time. flirting with 90 in the city and the air quality suffers again, and if you're going to the beach, don't forget the moderate rip current risks, not a bad beach day. a few popup storms this afternoon. >> not the best commuting day? >> not at all. springfield, a lane is blocked at 22 on hillside avenue, repairs for an earlier accident in the area. the subway problems at 14th street, and downtown 2 and 3 trains running with delays, and metro north customers should expect the service to be late. there's issues still persisting from the earlier issue, and as you make your way out, make sure you listen for the announcements. remember, be safe, and don't
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text and drive. >> alex, thank you. the yankees' starting pitcher possibly seeing double after taking on the twins last night. >> and steve overmyer with your sports update. >> the mets are in baltimore, and the yankees will host the twins again, and that's -- and last night was a scary one for the yankees. bryan mitchell could not react fast enough to get out of the way from this. he's the fourth major league pitch -- pitcher to be hit in the face this year. nunez boots it, and the yankees win the wild one 8-7 in the 10 inning. i'm steve overmyer, and that's your sports update. have a good idea. also at the stadium, the sun of the victim of the charleston church shooting. chris singleton, his brother, and sister threw the ceremonial first pitch.
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he also made a couple of impressive hits at batting practice. he's an outfielder at charleston southern university. he was honored for his effort to help his community heal. >> nice gesture. a supermodel going head-to- head with donald trump. >> and a sororty at the university of alabama is facing backlash over a video meant to attract new recruits. the sisters are shown running around campus in bikinis and football jerseys and putting on makeup and critics says it shows women selling themselves on the looks alone. the sorority has since removed the video and the president said it's not the school's expectations for students or organizations, but what's it's on the internet, you can find it before it was taken down, 700,000 views.
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>> so many groups! [ laughter ] how many pledges are they going to have? >> oh, boy. model heidi kloom has responded to donald trump. he told the new york times that sadly she's no long aero10. in the video the 42-year-old mother of 4 is seen with with a sign 10 on it, and then a man with a mask, looking like trump, removes it, and it says 9.99 and she said still a good run. come on, all those children! up next, the top stories. >> the search continues this morning for a man who violently attacked a woman in brooklyn. the man police are looking for next in a live report.
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commuters are fed up with the delays and cancellations on commuter trains, and today governor christie is tackling the issues. all the details on his special meeting. at the end of the day, you must ask yourself, did i make a difference. >> a real life superhero is killed in a car accident. how this beloved batman helped so many children and their parents. we continue after the break. every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were 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. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today. your coffee, your dunkin'.
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beautiful sunrise for your tuesday morning, 73 degrees out there, and it's 6:30 on this august, 18th, and another hot and steamy day ahead. even more humid than yesterday. will the the heat wave continue into the fourth day? >> we will find out. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm chris wragge. an alleged rapist is on the loose, and police say he's wanted for a vicious attack. >> we have just-released video of the suspect. >> janelle burrell is live with the story this morning. janelle? >> reporter: chris, that woman was apparently walking to a neighborhood store around 3:00 monday morning when the man who she didn't know came up to her,
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threatening to shoot her with a gun, and here's some of the surveillance video of the man police are looking for at this hour, and they said the 52-year- old woman was walking along putnam street when the suspect came up to her, led her to an area, near leffords place where he forced his hand into her mouth and sexually assaulted her. during the struggle the woman lost two of her keith this morning she's in stable condition at an area hospital, and police are still looking for her attacker, described as a man in his late 30s, with possible bite marks on his right hand. anyone who recognizes him from the surveillance video is surged to contact the nypd, and reporting live this morning from bed-stuy brooklyn, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. nassau county police say officers responded to an assault yesterday afternoon, and they found a woman bleeding
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from a neck wound who later died at the hospital, and police have not identified the victim or her accused killer. 6:32, we are get to traffic and weather on the 2s. >> not a lot of variety out there. over my shoulder, the air quality was improved by the heavy shower pushing through, and there's parts of the area dealing with fog. we will see the repeat of that tomorrow morning, and rain being reported and 73 degrees, and down dramatically from when we went on the air, and we have more rev i have rain through the bronx, and that's going to slow you down, and that's the busy corridors, and it's a slow mover. we are concerned about the localized flooding, and a flood advisory to the west, and the heaviest rain,bergen and pennsylvania say -- passaic, and it's low movers. flirting with 90 again today, and officially a heat wave yesterday for the first time in 2 years.
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even if we don't hit 9-0, it will feel like the mid-90s in some spots with the higher dew points, and it's busier out there, and steamy, too. the steam roller of information, we call her alex denis. >> there's a 15 minute wait to make your way to the upper level infound toll plaza, moving well on the lower level this morning, and plan for that ride. 15 minute wait for the lincoln tunnel, and on the fdr drive, it's been a mess all morning, and now slow northbound from 59th street to 79th street, and reports of a possible accident to find out what is going on, and just know as you travel in this direction, it's a smoother ride. the subway issues tuesday to signal problems at 14th street, downtown 2 and 3 trains running with delays, and the metro north water bury ranch
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experiencing a 10 minute delay, and there's an issue still being repaired, and alternate- side parking rules in effect citywide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. if you go to the airport so far, even with the rain, everything is on or close to schedule. cbs 2 has learned that governor cuomo will have a special meeting to focus on the aging infrastructure, and ilana gold has more details. >> reporter: today governor christie will be in newark to meet with state leaders about the possible problems, and it's possible the gateaway project could come up. the pictures show the crowds at penn station waiting yesterday during the commute when the new jersey transit trains were delayed for 2 hours, and it's been a constant problem all summer. the governor will discuss the
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issues on the tracks, and recently the head of amtrak met with state leader the, showing them the aging infrastructure that is causing the issues. it will double the train capacity, and this is something that senator schumer also supports, and the problem is it will cost at least $20 billion. >> amtrak can't access mass transit funding, and that's how congress works, and the port authority and regional transit agencies cannot access the federal railroad dollars the way amtrak can, and we will only get the gateway done by adding up the several pieces of finances with an eye of getting the maximum amount possible from the federal government. >> and right now senator schumer is trying to figure out how to pay for this, and he says he wants to look into private funding, but again governor christie will have the meeting again today, and we
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will let you know what happens. ilana gold, cbs 2 news. ilana, thank you. meanwhile cbs 2 learned exclusively the federal railroad administration will meet this morning to discuss the overcrowding on the l.i.r.r. railroad. over 500 people were left standing on the the cannonball line on friday. it's a safety concern because passengers block the stairs and emergency exits. >> people cannot pass, and you it's unsafe. >> i have no idea why they are allowed to oversell the train like they are. >> reporter: the l.i.r.r. says no one is forced to board the train, adding that customers can take several montauk-bound trains throughout the day. police are looking for the man who attacked a 24-year-old woman in the vestibule of her apartment building on july 126th. surveillance video shows the suspect pushing the woman to the floor as he rips her purse away.
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the bag was later found with everything inside of it. police went all the way to trinidad to find the man accused of killing a 19-year- old at a wedding on long island in 1999. the grieving family say it's relief to finally get justice. >> for the past 16 years, we were in pain and suffering over the loss of our beloved son. >> he said he was relieved to be caught after living on the streets and on the run. he's currently being held without bail. the state department says they are flagged 300 e-mails for hillary clinton's private account for further review because they may contain classified information it came private e-mails.
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she denied sending or receiving classified e-mail on her personal server. tracy morgan is going back to work. he will be hosting snl in october. morgan was on snl for 7 seasons before leaving to star in "30 rock." some cab drivers may get paid for more making wheelchair accessible routes. drivers are earning up to $15 extra for the rides, and all drivers with wheelchair accessible cars will get 50- cents a ride on all trips. some residents say their complaints are falling on deaf ears. >> percussionists gather to play on sunday, and the permit says they must finish playing by 7:00, and they must clear
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out by 8:00, but this video is 9:30 on sunday night. >> there's horns, tambourins, and nice, but there should be no a limit to -- there should be a limit to it. >> some knuckleheads don't want to listen to the rules. and the security breech that is worse than the irs first thought. [music] >> park goers are surprised with a free concert by stevie wonder. if you missed out, find out
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music legend stevie wonder signed, sealed, and delivered a free concert for thousands in central park last night. fans were able to get their free tickets online hours before the performance. the singer and congress zonk writer also performed in d.c. and philly. his sons are being promoted in the key of your life tour. the tour will wrap up in madison square garden on november 24th. >> those tickets were dynamite. >> if only we didn't have to work so early. >> i will tell you what a noise. just amazing quality. today is soft ice cream day, and the trick is get hard ice cream, go outside for a minute and a half. >> you're good. >> and then here's some prospective. broadcasting legend, peter finer, his ac goes out last night, just the condenser. >> what timing! >> folks who are dealing without having ac, it's trying
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weather, and it will be day after day of trying weather. we will take up a collection after the show, isn't that nice, mike? >> i didn't even get a response out of mike on that deal! we have fog, rain, and heavy rain through the bronx, and then views like that and 74 here at the station, and we have 76 out another jf k, and 75 at hackensack. jersey city, you had your share this morning. 75 for staten island, and 74 in white plains, and the numbers are closer together, the regulating effect of the showers and the storms that pushed through, but the problem is the dew points, and this is why you need the ac, the dew points flirting with 70 this early, and right about here, about to head into westchester county, and you have the pocket of heavy rain, now through ridgewood, dealing with heavier rain as well, and this line will continue and it will weaken heading farther to the west, and you're dealing with
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that area of rain, and there's isolated showers and storms, and that's going to be the pattern this afternoon, and check it out. a few more this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, there will be a few more, and then for your wednesday afternoon, a little more widespread, and it's really not until thursday night into friday, and we will see the the front pushingically, and that's when you will see more active weather. heat and humidity flirting with 90 again today. you have the rain slowing you down in pockets, and other issues, too, right, alex? >> you're right, john. traveling of the tappen zee bridge, reports of debris in the roadway, and if you're traveling westchester bound, just know it's out there i want you to get to where you need to be safely this morning. a disabled vehicle on the northbound bqe, and the delays are back to the gowanus at 39th street, and problems on the rails due to signal problems with the downtown 2 and 3 trains running with delays, and the uptown trains running express only from canal street to columbus circle.
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remember, be safe, and don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you so much. an update on the indonesian plane that went down last week. rescue workers have recovered the flight recorder after locating the plane. all 54 people on board of the plane were killed, and the train took off from trigana on sunday it lost control with air traffic controllers 30 minute the later, and no word on the cause of the crash. an explosion has rocked thailand this morning. the death toll has risen to 20 at a popular shrine. another 140 people were wounded this morning, and a police spokesperson says a man wearing a yellow t-shirt and carrying a back pack suspect in the blast. the footage showed the man sitting at the before taking off the backpack
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and leaving it behind as he walked away. from california to washington state, wild fires have burned over 1 million acres, and chelan wild fires have reduced dozens of homes and 300 people were forced to flee. in california, 200 active military troops will be brought in to help. the white house has launched a new initiative to help with the deadly heroin epidemic. half of the money will go with pairing public health experts with law enforcement agencies to get drug users treatment instead of punishment while different law enforcement agencies work to track down the number of dealers. nationwide the the number of heroin users has quadrupled over the last decade. hackers broke into a system called get the transcript, and
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it allows users to get returns for previous years. hackers gathered the information to claim fraudulent refunds. a starbucks evening campaign, and the service will be available after 4:00 p.m., and it's one of about 70 boozey starbucks to open this year. the starbucks at macy's in harold square is already serving alcohol. bathman died in a crash on sunday while servicing his batmobile. >> reporter: some superheros are born, and others find their calling later in life. >> do me a favor, and do well in school. >> reporter: len nie robinson was the latter. his mission was not to fight
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crime but to put a smile on the face of children. robinson dedicated his life to helping kids fighting life- threatening diseases, but he had fans of all ages. >> i love you, man. you're is the best. >> you're doing a great job. >> i want you to do me a favor and get better that would make me very happy. >> reporter: 14 years ago the baltimore native sold his cleaning business, and he used the proceeds to buy a lamborgini. he became internationally famous he was being pulled over by police. >> it's a black lamborgini with a driver dressed as batman. >> officers later asked for a picture. he bought a replica later from the 1960s tv show. there's no way of knowing how many lives he touched, but judging by the number of pictures on social media, there were plenty. >> at the end of the day you must ask yourself, did i make a difference.
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>> reporter: asked and answered. don dahler, cbs 2 news. >> thousand of children. >> so tragic. the car broke down, stopped in the fast lane, and then it was hit by another car, and the car pushed into him. for a guy who did so many great things, tragic. call it the perfect pitch. see how a dream came true for a 5-year-old living with a disability. first, your sports update. the mets start the series in baltimore, and the yankees continue with the twins, and last night yankees went 8-7 in extra winnings, and they -- innings, and they now have the
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a special honor for a 5- year-old las vegas girl. haleigh was born with a syndrome affecting her muscle development. she sports a 3d prosthetic hand and had the chance to throw it during monday's a's-orioles game. it was created by engineers and was specially printed in orioles' colors. >> way to go haleigh. >> we may see 90, but the city is flirting with 90, and new rochelle, you heavy rain right there, and following the line, hocus is dealing with heavy rain, too, and more coverage
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through bergen county, and a bigger snapshot, and we are okay in the hudson valley and much of long island. what happens, the heat of the day, you will see that pop up. 11:00a.m. to 11:00 p.m., ocean breeze is helping long island. nothing to these at, and you have the pollen reports through the end of the week. let's keep you on time today, and now tole lex. >> we -- now to alex. >> we have equal time through the hudson river crossings, and signal problems on the 14th street with downtown 2 and 3 trains running with delays, and uptown c trains running express only. from canal treat to 59th street columbus circle on time. remember, don't text and drive.
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let's check with charlie rose and gayle king. >> chris and mary, good to see you guys. the military sending soldiers to fight fire in the west, tracking the destructive flames. >> we will talk about the big decision expected today on whether to approve a female sex drug. and the scam that is targeting millions of e-zpass users and bon appetit. we have the best restaurants. >> we will go to brooklyn. >> we will see you at 12:30, downstairs, you drive, we will buy. >> we will meet you in the hamptons, chris. [ laughter ] >> what you need to know before
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. welcome back on this tuesday, the 18th of august. 73degrees, and here's what you need to know before you go. police released this surveillance video of an
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alleged rapist in brooklyn. he attacked a victim in bed- stuy on monday. and she's still hospitalized currently in stable condition. governor christie will be discussing problems under the hudson river. the talks are expected to focus on a new amtrak tunnel. essex county officials will reveal newly purchased body cameras to be worn by the officers, and dozens of nypd officers are currently wearing the equipment in a testing period. mayor de blasio is expected to sign new legislation regarding cooling towers, and governor cuomo has been discussing statewide legislation. we have repairs here still underway from an early morning
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accident, and minor delays through the area, and minor delays through the signal problems, and minor train delays, express only from pennsylvaniaal treat to 59th street circle. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> reporter: if the lights are on, make sure the lights are, too. a busy morning to show you a quick snapshot of the rain. westchester county through the bronx, nassau and north shore as well, and more through passaic and bergen county, and much of the area, you're muggy and waiting for popup storms this afternoon, enough to slow you down this morning. heat and humidity linger, and more widespread rain thursday into friday. >> john, thank you so much. we will have have another check of news and weather in 25

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