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the planet. a devastating loss for the broadway community. the bronx. an out-of-control car crashes into a busy store front. >> a day at the ball game turns tragic for one fan. cbs 2 news sunday morning starts right now. good morning. sunday, august 30th. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm andrea grymes. straight ahead. first vanessa murdock is heir with the forecast. >> another nice day, a hot day.
a day with increasing clouds, slightly warmer temperatures and slightly more humid than yesterday as well. coming up, a chance for a heat wave as we start september. andrea and diane, back to you. >> thank you. our top story this morning, broadway is mourning the death of the first african-american actor to play the lead role in les mis. >> this is one of the last photos of kyle jean-baptiste posted online before his last performance playing the character jean valjean. he was preparing for a new role but a fatal fall cut it short. ilan gay gold has more. >> reporter: his death is a huge loss on broadway. he was a rising star that made history at the imperial theater. on without him.
this you tube video posted on thursday shows the last time kyle jean-baptiste under studied the lead role of jean valjean in les miserables. when he auditioned for the show, a star was born and he became the first african- american and the youngest actor to ever play the role on broadway. his success ended abruptly late friday night. he died at the age of 21 following a performance when he fall from his family's fire escape. >> i knew he was destined for greatness. when this happened, it's really tragic. >> reporter: angela august went to high school with kyle jean- baptiste where he studied performing arts. >> he is great, funny, empathetic guy. he is really great. >> reporter: we went to the residence where the accident happened. the actor's relatives were too
devastated to talk about the loss and referred us to the show's spokesperson. a rep put out the statement, the les miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic in his debut. >> reporter: the final performance was supposed to be september 6th and he planned to purple. in one of his final tweets he said i think everyone -- i thank everyone who supported me and still does. i will never forget this experience. on wards and upwards. nothing but love. the actor's death is a big topic on social media. on twitter people are pushing for broadway to dim the lights in his honor. live in midtown, ilana gold, >> thanks. there are tributes pouring
in all over the internet for kyle jean-baptiste, some from famous stage. one tweeting devastating news about kyle jean-baptiste. my thoughts are with his family. another one: and film star angel will algort said: in other news, police in new jersey are investigating a deadly shooting. one man was shot and killed at this home on passaic street in hasbrouck heights last night. there has been an arrest but the bergen county prosecutor is not releasing the name of the suspect or the victim. two people are injured after a car slammed into a bronx store. now the driver is facing criminal charges. reporter: in this store surveillance video, you can see it happen. look to the bottom right as the
car barrels in. produce goes flying and shoppers run for their lives. two people couldn't-- >> among other things, the driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated as well as assault. we are learning more about the innocent bystander accidentally shot and killed in an undercover nypd operation in westchester. cbs 2's matt kozar has reaction from the police commissioner. reporter: a day after 61- year-old felix kumi was accidentally shot and killed by an undercover nypd cop grieving friends comforted his family at the mount vernon home. >> he was the best. like my second father. you couldn't ask for a better man. >> he is so wonderful. not far. not far that he -- just not far. >> reporter: kumi was shot in the chest and arm when a gun buy operation went wrong. investigators say two suspects robbed the cop of $2,200 inside
his unmarked car on beekman avenue. >> there was some discussion and gun is put to our undercover's head. >> the undercover handed over the cash, jumped out of the car, confronted the armed gunman and shot him also hitting kumi standing on the sidewalk. the suspect's gun was determined to be a fake. in a statement, police commissioner bratton said i wish to express my profound sorrow and sympathy to the family of felix kumi. mr. kumi was blameless and i tender the department's support and service in their grief. mr. kumi was a school bus driver. the company said he was an exceptional employee and well liked by his peers. our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. both of the suspects are in custody. one identified as jeff any
of the bronx. the other suspect is a 37-year- old man. reporting in mount vernon, matt kozar. a fan is dead after falling from the upper deck of turner field during the 7th inning of the yankees braves game last night. he fell 50 feet into the lower level seats after alex rodriguez was introduced. police say the man was in his early 60s. no one else was hurt. the third fatal fall at turner field in eight seasons. a 30-year-old man is being charged with capital murder in the death of a sheriff's deputy near houston. police say shannon miles shot deputy goforth. the 47-year-old was in his uniform when someone approached from behind and fired multiple shots.
responsible for the senseless and cowardly act. we will continue to evaluate the mountain of evidence collected by investigators and actively investigating witnesses. >> goforth was a 10-year veteran on the force. he leaves behind a wife and two children. hawaii is bracing for a hurricane. the high winds, heavy rains are expected to hit the buying island tomorrow morning. forecasters predict the winds could reach tropical storm force of 39 miles per hour. now what is left of tropical storm erika. the storm weakened after a path of destruction and some deaths in the caribbean. it has been downgraded to a low pressure system as it passes cuba. earlier on dominica, 15 inches of rain triggered flooding and mudslides. 50 people are missing. flash flood watches have been issued for central and southern florida.
the storm could bring heavy rains to that area. 10 years ago, hurricane katrina slammed the gulf coast devastating that area. former president bill clinton attended a prayer service. he thanked those that helped rebuild but said a lot more needs to be done. katrina caused billions in damage. it's a sight we haven't seen for years. we are peeling back the layers to give you a peek at the new st. patrick's cathedral. >> a beautiful start yet again.
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regaining the helman province controls the heroin. turkish warplanes joined the coalition against islamic state positions in syria. turkish officials 15eud they attacked targets seen as threats to the country. the move comes by turkey after 34 people were killed last suicide boomer. turkey agreed to take on a more active role in the fight. now to campaign 2016. we are learning about republican presidential candidate chris christie's plan to curb illegal immigration. speaking at a new hampshire town hall christie said he wants to track immigrants like fedex packages. the government needs to be more like the shipping company and track people from the moment they come into the country. >> i will ask fred smith the founder of fedex, come work for the government for three months. come to immigration and customs enforcement and show these
people -- >> christie says 40% of the illegal immigrants in the u.s. enter on legal visas and overstay. donald trump is standing by his accusation that anthony weiner is a perv. he talked about his wife, a top advisory to hillary clinton. >> who is she married to? one of the great sleazebags of our time, anthony weiner. did you know that. she is married to anthony weiner. you know, the little bing, bing, bing. >> yesterday trump said that weiner is psychologically disturbed. he resigned from congress after
sending lewd photos of himself to women. he believes huma shared information to weiner. time to check in with meteorologist vanessa murdock with a look at the forecast. >> looking good. 6:20 the sun comes up then heat up. today more humid and more hotter than yesterday but i think it's a nice day with the slightest chance of a shower or storm. the best bet will be north and west of the city. let's take you live outside right now. a bit of a hazy start. we look high from atop the empire state building. partly cloudy and 73. southwest winds at 6 miles per hour. let's look at your weather headlines. today will be more humid. a slighted chance for a passing storm, especially north and west. then a hot week ahead. we say hello to september. we may be saying hello to our second heat wave of the 2015 summer season.
you plan for those first day of school outfits. the vortex satellite and regard picture, more clouds north and west of the city. also showers too. so, definitely today more clouds as you make your way north and west. better chance for showers north and west. overall a decent day still, just on the sticky side. high pressure here. we have a warm front getting closer to us. this will be the instigator in any wet weather we see today. after today we get into another dry pattern where wet weather becomes unlikely, heat becomes very likely. we take you for a look to cuba. this is the remnants of erika, disorganized. a lot of moisture to the region and a lot of moisture to florida and parts of the deep south as well. then we have our latest tropical system. this is fred. take a look, right now it's off
about two weeks away from impacting anybody in the continental u.s. moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. it will continue on that track passing over the cape verde islands as a hurricane but is anticipated to weaken as it makes its way into the atlantic. we will keep a watch on fred. southwest winds 5 to 15. ocean temperatures mid- to upper-70s for most of us. lightning risk on the coast is none today. that is the least likely place we will see wet weather. u.v. index is a 7 today. heading to the mountains, sun and clouds with a slight chance of a shower, possibly a storm. 82 to 86 degrees with winds out of the west southwest 5 to 10. today a high of 89. pushing 90. a picture of sunshine and clouds and more humid than it's
a slight chance of showers and storms northwest. overnight tonight, getting stickier. 60s for the suburbs. without that dry air in place, temperatures can't cool down as much. tomorrow 92 degrees. a muggy monday, feeling like the mid-90s with lots of sun. tuesday, wednesday and thursday we stay in the low 90s. drier air pushes in for the weekend and it will be more comfortable with highs in the mid-80s. more closer to seasonal. we should be around 80. >> holding on to the summer weather. i like it. >> thanks, vanessa. in sports the mets flirted with a no hitter but it back fired on them at citi field. >> brian mccann is enjoying his homecoming in atlanta. here is steve overmyer with the cbs 2 wfan sports update. reporter: the mets starting pitching might be the best in baseball.
now they look for bullpen relief. they acquired adam read from the diamondbacks. jacob degrom back on the bump. he struck out ten boston red sox in six innings but he started to wilt around the 100 pitch mark or so s. two runs in six innings for degrom. the mets were in need of middle relief. this is why. the mets drop their second straight to the sox. walk won. mets lead is down to 5 1/2 games. yankees in atlanta. five strikeouts in six innings. brian mccann hit a home run friday and he nearly hit one last night.
game and a half back of first place jay's. jets beat the giants by ten in the third preseason game and american pharoah loses at the traverse in saratoga. steve overmyer. have a good day. 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.
looking at the empire state building on this beautiful morning. 73 degrees outside. vanessa murdock says we have a nice hot summer day. hope you like it. enjoy it while it's here. welcome back to cbs 2 news sunday morning. l.l. cool jay is giving back. >> he celebrated the 11th anniversary of his charity
we caught up with him at daniel o'connell park in hollis. he offers a camp for children to help keep kids out of trouble during the hot summer months. >> it is -- the corner is summer camp. next thing you know you are gambling, smoking, drinking. these kids need an outlet for that youthful young energy. >> you can see him in the new season of ntis los angeles. it premieres monday, september 21st. >> so nice he never forgot where he came from. time 6:24. coming up, an amazing story of survival. a hiker lost for 9 days without food. how she was finally found. >> talk about a sweet donation. how a new jersey girl is using
superstorm sandy. one new jersey girl turns the summer into a progress. isabella created lava lemonade. they deliver it to a handful of businesses. the proceeds will be given to the lava beach patrol to during sandy. >> water came over the front door, through the backdoor. >> they are good. they protect us, help us. they are really great people. >> lava lemonade sponsored a board on the rebuild boardwalk and donated $300 to the beach patrol and $1,000 to the beach patrol this weekend. >> how cool is that. up next, the day's top stories. >> this morning broadway is mourning the death of a rising star who made history at the imperial theater. we will have much more on this tragic loss.
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a young star of the broadway show les miserables dies in a tragic accident. the moving contribute from those who loved him. >> a westchester family is in mourning after an innocent man was killed during an undercover nypd operation. what police are saying about president incident. >> a sizzling start to the workweek. temperatures are expected to climb the next four days into the 90s putting the tri-state area in a heat wave for the beginning of september. cbs 2 news sunday morning continues right now. good morning.
i'm andrea grymes. >> i'm diane macedo. the day's top stories are straight ahead. first vanessa murdock has a look at the forecast. a heat wave? >> a heat wave is possible. we are going to be close because we will be at about 90 every day. >> not hovering. >> it is looking promising. i don't know if that makes you happy or not. i hope today's forecast is pleasing to the ears and eyes today. the current temperature, 73 in the city. 58 hamburg. 78 darien and quogue 71. vortex satellite and radar we there. more clouds north and west of the city. that is the best chance of where we might see wet weather. a slight chance of showers, the city. as we roll on through, here is what you can expect. 9:00 a.m. 75. feeling like 76. by noon 84. partly cloudy out there.
3:00 this afternoon, 88 will feel like 90 and mostly cloudy at that time. that's when we have the most likely opportunity for wet weather north and west especially. this evening, 85 feels like 88 at 6:00. at that point in time, we expect mostly cloudy skies. i will have the full forecast coming up and we will talk about that potential heat wave. like it or not, it might be coming. that. back to you. >> vanessa, thank you. our top story, a tragic accident claims the life of a young broadway star. >> kyle jean-baptiste was only 21 years old. he made broadway history as the first african-american actor to play the lead role in les miserables. he was preparing for a new role but a fatal fall cut it short. ilana gold has more outside midtown theater with more. >> reporter: this is a tremendous loss to broadway, especially for the cast of les miserables. so many want to know how it
police are investigating but called it an accident. this you tube video posted on thursday shows the last time kyle jean-baptiste under studied the lead role of jean valjean in les miserables. when he auditioned for the show, a star was born and he became the first african- american and the youngest actor to ever play the role on broadway. his success ended abruptly late friday night. he died at the age of 21 following a performance when he fell from this fire escape. >> i knew he was destined for greatness. when this happened, it's really tragic.
>> reporter: angela august went laguardia high school with kyle jean-baptiste where he studied performing arts. >> he is great, funny, empathetic guy. he is really great. >> reporter: we went to the residence where the accident happened. the actor's relatives were too devastated to talk about the loss and referred us to the show's spokesperson. a rep put out the statement, he did have a good smile. that's how i remember him by >> reporter: the final performance was supposed to be september 6th and he planned to appear next in the color purple. in one of his final tweets he said: tributes from across the country are pouring in on social media. many celebrities are talking
sending prayers to his family. live in midtown this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thanks. police in new jersey are investigating a deadly shooting. one man was shot and killed at his home on passaic street. there was an arrest but the bergen county prosecutor is not releasing the name of the suspect or victim. police are releasing the sketch of a man that attacked a man in brooklyn. cops are calling it a hate crime. the victim told police the suspect came up from behind and started punching him in the face shouting antisemitic remarks. this happened on 44th and 9th avenue on tuesday. the victim suffered swelling to his face and head. we are learning about the innocent bystander shot and killed by nypd officers during an undercover gun operation gone wrong. friends of felix kumi paid respects in mount vernon. kumi was shot in the chest and arm friday. he was married with three
driver for first student of mount vernon. >> he is so wonderful. it's not fair. just not fair. >> he was the best. just the best. like my second father. you couldn't ask for a better man. >> reporter: bill bratton expressed his profound sorry and sympathy to kumi's family. both suspects in the gun buy are under arrest. the massive renovation at st. patrick's cathedral is almost complete. crews are putting finishing touches on the landmark church in time for the pope's visit. >> reporter: after nearly four years the scaffolding has been cathedral. little evidence of the complete. >> beautiful place inside. >> you walk outside you get blinded if you don't have sunglasses on. >> reporter: every inch of the building has restored.
using a latex that removes decades of dirt. every pew removed, sanded and restained. >> the purpose is to let the shine forth. that. through. >> reporter: cardinal dolan lead a brief tour of the cathedral as these were put back on display. like so many other things, the fragile century old silk articles were taken down, cleaned and restored. >> we have to take the organ apart. we took every single pipe out and the pipes measure from 37 feet tall to three quarters of an inch. >> there is construction work happening at st. patrick's cathedral. overall the restoration project is ahead of schedule and on budget. >> a landmark. the money is well spent to keep it going and in great condition
>> reporter: most people are thrilled with the renovation. there are catholics that are critical, wondering if the money set aside for this project could have kept the neighborhood churches from clothing. >> we need the church open. >> i think that criticism might have a little validity if this was about luxury or embellishing a cathedral. this is about basic repair f. we didn't do did it, the safety and of the cathedral is at risk. it was originally scheduled for completion in december of this year. the timetable was moved up for the pope's visit and evening will be ready when the pontiff arrives next month. >> almost everything anyway. the one thing not finished is a geothermal heating system. you may notice there is no construction material on 5th avenue but plenty on 50th and 51st streets. in addition to visiting st. patrick's he will address the
u.n. general assembly and visit our lady queen of angels school and celebrate mass at madison square garden. watch continuing coverage of his visit on cbs 2 and cbsnewyork.com. >> a few weeks from now. coming up, a local school district failing their students. cbs 2 investigates why and we uncover truly disturbing details. what workers are telling us is really happening. a flight fiasco thousands of feet above the ground. a plane he is squared by
jets because of a cat. two fighter jets scrambled to divert a plane to denver international airport because of a cat. one passenger tweeted this picture of the confusion yesterday on the condor plane traveling from las vegas to frankfort, germany. sources tell cbs 2 news that a female model from europe demanded that her cat be brought to her rather than be with the other animals on the plane. the passenger was escorted off the plane. >> i guess the other passengers weren't happy with her. >> probably not. police say they found a hiker who disappeared in california. the 62-year-old was missing in the sierra national forest for nine days. rescue crews found her yesterday. they picked her up by a helicopter and took her to the hospital.
>> we have good news at the end of nine days because that is amazing survival for that length of time. >> the 62-year-old suffered broken bones to both legs. she told rescuers she crawled for two days to a creek in order to find water. >> that is incredible survival story. let's head to vanessa murdock tracking a bit of a heat wave. >> i am. today it will be close to 90. then monday through thursday we will be at or slightly above 90. so, the second heat wave of 2015 possible here, folks. first thing to do is check in with the weather watchers to take a look at the current conditions out there. we are noting it's more muggy. we have a few more clouds out are more mild. for some yesterday morning we started off in the upper 40s. the that is not happening today. it's like the mid- to upper- 50s. brian bartow says it's 7
for today i think we are starting to feel it. it's not terrible yet. monday into tuesday we are feeling it. highs in the 90s. on the vortex satellite and radar and a few showers. showers and storms possible, city. if you have beach plans today, you stay dry. as we look at the bigger picture, high pressure is in then this. this is the warm front that will instigate the showers, possibly stray thunderstorms later on today. not a wash out. then back to a dry stretch as we move forward. today we are heating things up. pushing 90 this afternoon. tomorrow we are making the 90- degree mark. it will be muggy. hazy, hot and humid to start the workweek. no wet weather in the forecast after today until thursday and friday. it becomes a september sizzler
we have winds persistently out of the southwest pumping in hot and humid air. so,ing it's feeling like summer as it should. summer doesn't officially end until later in september. labor day is quickly approaching. going to the beach, forecast looking decent. mid-80s. southwest winds 5 to 15. ocean temperature, low to upper 70s. lightning risk is none. rip current risk at a 7. heading to the mountains, this is the more likely place where we will see wet weather. 82 to 86 degrees. sun and clouds. a high of 89 in the city with a slight chance of we wet weather north and west. getting sticky tomorrow. 92 out there with a mix of sun and clouds. feeling more like 95. tuesday, wednesday and thursday, low 90s. dry forecast until thursday
chance for wet weather lingering into friday. after friday dry air moves back in. more sunshine and more comfortable air returning. >> this is not back to school weather. >> definitely not back to school weather. i remember having to dress warmly for -- >> we didn't have a.c. in my school. >> mine either. >> most don't. >> vanessa, thanks so much. the mets drop two in a row to the boston red sox. >> here is steve overmyer with the cbs 2 wfan sports update. reporter: the mets starting pitching might be the best in baseball. they at dressed offensive needs now they look for bullpen relief. they acquired adam read from the diamondbacks. jacob degrom back on the bump. he struck out ten boston red sox in six innings but he
pitch mark or so. two runs in six innings for degrom. the mets were in need of middle relief. this is why. melky bets. the mets drop their second straight to the sox. walk won. mets lead is down to 5 1/2 games. yankees in atlanta. five strikeouts in six innings. brian mccann hit a home run friday and he nearly hit one last night. yankees win 3-1 but remain a game and a half back of first place jay's. jets beat the giants by ten in the third preseason game and american pharoah loses at the traverse in saratoga. for cbs 2 sports, i'm steve overmyer. a lot of students in our area are heading back to school
there is a lot you can do sauce the classroom to make sure those kids are getting a good education. here with us, barbara peacock, the managing director of school zone resource. >> you brought great items to show us. what is one thing parents should remember as the school year starts. >> it's to make sure their children have materials that help them, they like to do. you want something that children really enjoy doing so they feel comfortable doing the exercises that they will be doing in the classroom. it just reinforces everything that they have been learning right along, if they have been in school and going back to school. they can work with them together at home. >> everything that you brought is stuff that parents can work -- like you mentioned, work with the kids at home. tell me the first item you have here.
olds. it's designed fully loaded with over 200 different applications in there that children can learn the alphabet and numbers and here on the screen we are showing our learning trace pipe, learning how to draw letters and all of them are game oriented so the kids get excited about using the tablet, learning the fundamental skills needed for school. what would you say to kids starting early. certainly education is one thing that i think all parents wanted their e -- want their kids doing. our tablet is fully educational. let them use the tablet then give them another activity to >> a time limit. >> a time limit. >> they will do it as long as it's educational so that's good. we would rather they go on to
learning, which is what we have here. >> yes. >> this is our workbook line. you can see we have big books. we have math books, sticker books. alphabet and for the youngest children 2 to 3 year olds. it gives a variety of things for parents to pick up. there are the different sizes so you can throw them in your bag and take them with you when you go to the store. >> how much do these usually cost. >> they range from, you know, $9 here all the way down to 2.99. very affordable for everyone. >> stickers are fun for little kids, girls especially. >> we have flash cards. you can take them. two children can do them together t. you can do them with your child. the unique one is bedtime alphabet. what is cool, it has a flashlight inside.
at night they have cutaways. you shine the flashlight through and it shows the alphabet on the wall. >> makes it fun. >> yes, we would like you to read at night every night for your child because that is important to them. but they would like to do other things. that's why this alphabet at bedtime is wonderful. >> very nice. >> lastly, software. yes, tablets are great. sometimes you want to put them on a desktop or laptop. software is great for that. it's a little more full program. software tends to be on apps shorter, faster learning. here they can concentrate on it longer. it's more of a full program. >> barbara, thank you so much for being here. we appreciate it. for more information on these school zone products, head to our web site.
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pretty morning out there. the sun is up. empire state building. 6:54 on this last sunday of august. the presidential primary season is heating up and has seen its share of controversy. >> yep. controversy in politics goes hand in hand. this week on sunday morning, lee cowan visits with dick cheney. one of the most controversial figures in recent years. >> we caught up with the former vice president in one of his favorite spots drifting down the south fork of the snake river in idaho. fly rod in hand matching wits with the trout. >> got him. >> nice. >> what did you did. >> cut throat. >> no matter what the worries or problems you may have dealing with, you focus on what
you are doing and put your other cars aside. they don't count as much when you are out here. not too long ago this kind of retirement for cheney inspect jackson hole, wyoming looked fading. in 2012 this grandfather of 7 got a heart transplant and suddenly everything changed. >> just was back in for my three-year check up. nothing short of miraculous. >> reporter: at 74 he regained the look of his days in office, reminders of which popped up with the release of these previously unseen photos. they were taken on september 11th, 2001 showing mr. cheney first dealing with the crisis in the white house bunker then being whisked a way to the famous undisclosed location. >> it was, you know, a