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have a great day. it is 4:30, 50 degrees, can you believe it? 50 degrees on this monday, february 1. what a defense a week makes last monday we were digging out, today, feels like spring. good morning everybody. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment but we begin with the very first voting of the 2016 presidential election. >> caucus goers in iowa will have their say with a very tight race for candidates.
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moines with a preview of what's going on. good morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. for the first time to night voters will have their say in the very first contest in the race for the presidency. and candidates will campaign until the very last moment. hoping to dampen donald trump's momentum texas senator ted cruz made his final pitch to iowa voters sunday. >> if everyone here brings nine other people to the caucus tomorrow night we will win the caucuses tomorrow. we will win the nomination and we will win the general election in november 2016. >> during an event, trump pushed back, this time labeling cruz's dishonest and deceptive for sending out this flier. >> voter violation, and it's like an official document being sent to people in iowa. that is really terrible. it's a fraud as far as i'm concerned. >> forecasts here in iowa are calling for snow in parts of the state beginning tonight
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voter turn out. >> volunteers for both bernie sanders and hillary clinton knocked on doors and made calls late into the night. as the two candidates made their closing arguments. >> it is a radical idea together, we're going to create an economy that works for all of us not just 1%. >> i will stand up and fight for you every single day of this campaign and then when we win, i will fight for you in the white house. >> clinton lost iowa during her presidential bid in 2008. political analysts say this time around the former secretary of state is working on her like ability. >> she's focused a lot on her relationship with people, she's focused a little bit more on middle class issues. >> with polls showing tight races on both sides the fight for iowa could come down to the wire. >> republican presidential candidates will hold rallies throughout iowa today and on the democratic side, clinton
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chris, mary? >> thanks so much. time 4:32 time for traffic and weather, john you get our vote, 50 degrees come on. >> i'll tell you what if we can get nine more. no here is the deal. 50 in the city is one of the stand out readings. it's cooler around the area but still mild and it's going to be a mild day today. winds are variable at six and clouds overhead. wasn't that moon beautiful? alex and i were tweeting about it. it was so beautiful. we've got clouds on the increase and then showers later today and tonight. that is a cold front so yeah, ontario, there is some cooler air that will take over for your tuesday, today not really bad about 55 and will feel like 55 more clouds though this afternoon a stray shower can't be ruled out better chance for a shower tonight as we usher in a cool down for your tuesday before we see even warmer air in place on your really wet wednesday. right now though, she is standing by with the latest traffic.
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if traveling we have a change for you here an accident with a fuel spill blocking two northbound lanes at skill 22 no major delays but as the morning progresses, it will be a better option for you as an alternate. to the goth els bridge closed until 5 for construction commuters use the outer bridge crossing or bayonne bridge as an alternate for you in this area. a live look outside to the hudson river crossings, george washington bridge inbound lower level easy pass only until 6:00 but you are delay free here, alternate side is in effect and drive. mary and chris back to you. now to a cbs 2 exclusive. an amtrak passenger tells us about last nights scare on york. >> she says it appeared a shot was fired at the train. cbs 2 is live at the metro park station where police board the janelle? >> reporter: well chris you can only imagine what those moments
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on board that train. they initially thought that it had been hit by a bullet. well this morning investigators say they are still working to determine what struck that train window. >> the damaged window baffling riders on board the amtrak train, passengers describe hearing a thunderous sound as it passed through the philadelphia area. >> there is this giant boom and it almost sounded like a tray table dropped really hard and strong and loud. >> and then seeing this. a shattered window of the number 2222 train on its way to penn station from washington d.c. sunday night. taylor was on board sitting a few seats down from the window. >> one of the people who was sitting by the window looked and said oh, my god, something hit the train and immediately, everybody looked at it and said oh, my god it's a gun shot. >> amtrak officials still not sure what it was that hit the train. police sunday night boarding the train to investigate after
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station in new jersey. the incident happening just as the ntsb is expected to release new information about the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia last may. that train was traveling more than twice the speed limit on its way to new york when it went off the tracks. investigators have also been looking into whether a projection may have hit the train before that crash. as for what happened last night? >> thankfully nobody was injured. the glass was really strong. >> yeah, 201 people on board that train, none of them thankfully was hurt. this morning amtrak says their police as well as local police in pennsylvania are investigating what caused that smashing of the window. reporting live this morning from wood bridge, new jersey, cbs 2 news. happening today you may have a tough time getting an uber car this morning. some drivers could be going on strike upset oaf fare cuts put in place by the company on friday.
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drivers to picket outside uber's headquarters in queens and uber cut its fares by 15% and said the reduction means more work for drivers and the company told cbs 2 news drivers have seen a 20% increase in hourly earnings since the fare cut. a subway slashings has commuters on edge as the work week gets under way. police are still searching for the man they say attacked a 27 year old man at the tenth street subway station on central park north earlier yesterday morning. cbs 2 learned police are discussing the possibility of banning career criminals from this city transportation system. many riders question if it's legal or enforceable. >> that's going to be like a good idea but if they can do it but i don't know if they are going to be capable of doing it. >> it's a pretty crazy situation honestly. ultimately they get it under control. >> yesterdays attack brought the number of subway slashings to six for the month of january. despite the recent attacks police commissioner says the
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despite the recent subway slashings, police commissioner says january was the safest month in the cities modern history. murders and shootings are down dram atticly and all 36,000 officers will be equipped with high-tech customized smartphones by march. he says the phones will allow officers to instantly receive pictures of wanted suspects or lost children. passengers on board a british airways flight from london to chicago are praising their pilot this morning after he pulled off a successful emergency landing. the pilot decided to turn around and head back to heath row airport two hours into the flight last night because two of five sets of landing gear malfunctioned after releasing excess fuel over water the 747 landed safely and passengers say they were kept informed and stayed calm. >> the pilot was very good about keeping us informed and we were just glad like i said to land safely. >> everybody was kind of quiet. everybody knew something was up. >> passengers were transferred on to another flight and
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now to the outbreak of the mosquito born zika virus with nine cases in new york state health officials will hold a webinar today for health professionals on ways to keep the virus from spreading. zika is linked to birth defects and affected people throughout latin america and the caribbean. senator charles schumer called on the u.s. government to act quickly to contain the virus. >> we have to build a firewall. a firewall against zika that prevents it from coming to new york and to america, using the resources of the federal government and the world health organization. >> women are being warned not to travel to the infected countries. actor abe vigoda was laid to rest. his funeral was held yesterday on the upper west side. among those paying respects former mayors will go to his best known as phil fish on the 70s sit com barney miller and he played in the godfather and his daughter says she appreciates all of the support from his fans. >> oh, it's great.
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at him like you guys look at him. we just look at him as my dad, grandpa, just of the accomplishments he's made and like makes me so proud. >> he died in his sleep last week at his daughters home in woodland park new jersey at 94 years old. now 4:39 up next a job where they pay you to play with toys all day. >> i need one of those jobs also this morning the skies over the hudson are about to less crowded. the new deal to limit helicopter traffic but some say it doesn't go far enough. president obama will do something this week he's never done while in office. we'll tell you about the visit he is making. we'll tell you what we're going to do this week a major melting with mild conditions today, chance of rain, yeah rain and then we've got a cooler tuesday before even more warm wet weather rolls your way wednesday.
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interesting dynamic weather week this week, so stay tuned, buckle up and get ready. i like this 43 degrees and michael and staten island said wait a minute, we have to fix global warming but keep these great winter temperatures so he wants his cake and he wants to eat it too and these mild readings oh, i like this from dana who actually has this to say happy february and she put a heart because it's valentine's day and i'm wearing my heart socks today and then tony this is mia doing ice fishing. wow they start them young there, and dr. frankie was saying did you see charlie's eagle picks? i'll tell you what he's got this fantastic lens. charlie hoffman an educator, a wildlife enthusiast and bald eagle eye man who can find these pictures, the best way to capture these beautiful beautiful animals so thanks for that and as always charlie we appreciate that and then the students say i saw you on to have.
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and 50 winds are variable at six relative humidity is 56%. there you go there is that variety 50 in the city and that's the stand out warm spot and you'll look at sparta, white plains in the 30s but everybody is above freezing so major melting you'll bet. comparing our reading right now to 4:43 yesterday morning we're 13 degrees warmer in the city and that accounts for that big number but everybody was really without exception is a degree or two or 10 warmer than you were yesterday. hour by hour, sun will give way to clouds even by mid afternoon and in parts of the area looking at rain this afternoon but 55 is going to feel like it. rain right now is way over there into parts of upstate new york and western pa, and behind it is cold air. it appreciatable colder tomorrow, timing it out for you, i think like 3:00-4:00 parts of the area will see rain. morning commute fine take the umbrella this after anyone and again you'll see that line push through.
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whatever falls will be in liquid drop form. tuesday's cooler and quiet and then wednesday, there's a big push of mild air so you'll get a sense of the motion of that but the potential is there for heavy rain just a super soaker on wednesday, and that likely will be the warmest day of the week as well so remember that's really the busy period. some showers this afternoon. unfortuntely we may see some shadows tomorrow, and then wednesday, you're flirting with 60 but the potential is there for heavy rain as well. so the potential is you'll be on time if you listen to alex. >> that's the plan if traveling, just be aware there is an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 it's at exit 22 and no major delays through the area yesterday but as the morning progresses and we see traffic you may want to stick to route 202. the goth els bridge closed until 5 another 15 minutes for construction. commuters use outer bridge crossing or bayonne bridge as an alternate and queens a live
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well in both directions eastbound as you make your way to nassau county to the queens midtown tunnel smooth in both directions. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe don't text and drive. mary back to you. alex thank you. if you're just waking up here is a quick look at the stories making news. preparations are under way at a baltimore mosque for this weeks visit by president obama. it will be mr. obama's first visit to an american mosque as president. he's due there wednesday to discuss religious tolerance. secretary of state john kerry is urging serious government and rebel groups to seize the opportunity and participate in u.s. bank peace talks in geneva . the talks start friday. kerry says there's no military solution to the civil war in syria and diplomatic negotiations are the only hope. all three inmates who escape from a southern california jail more than a week ago are back behind bars this morning. one man surrendered friday and the other two were captured saturday all were waiting trial for violent crimes and an
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acused of helping them escape. on our money watch stock futures are lower after the dow ended the week with a huge gain. the dow jones industrial average rose 396 points which meant the index was up 360 points for the week the nasdac come' it added 170, s & p 500 rose by almost 47. general motors is kicking its efforts to build self- driving cars into high gear. as of this morning a dedicated autonomous vehicle team is starting work it will be lead by one of gm's vice presidents and its goal is to figure out a strategy to make gm the leader in self-driving technology. here is a dream job for slackers. playing with legos. the company wants to hire 20 master builders in its florida factory to make accurate complicated safe and in stallable leg o models. the hiring process will include participating in a build off to see who has the very best skills. >> not me i'm the worst. >> creativity is definitely
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i see these things they come up with. it sounds easy but it's really not. soon seeing less helicopter traffic. >> city officials reached a deal with helicopter operators to cut the number of tourism flights to and from the lower manhattan heliport. some say that it's not enough. >> reporter: the sounds of tourism helicopters over the hudson river have long infuriated? residents along the waterway in both manhattan and new jersey. >> it's very loud. >> very disturbing. >> now, a new agreement between new york city and the helicopter tour operators to limit the number of these flights originating from this helipad in the financial district. flights will be slashed in half, reduced from approximately 58,000 a year to 29,000 by the beginning of 2017. flights on sunday will be eliminate altogether starting april 1. >> i think that's awesome and
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>> but some say the new plan is not nearly enough. >> our reaction is just like saying to someone you've been torturing all day we're only going to torture you every four minutes instead of every two. >> adrian is a former new york city parks commissioner and spokesperson for stop the chop, a group that is called for a ban on all helicopter tourism flights in new york city. >> it interferes with peoples sleep would live in lower manhattan and it ruins your park experience and it's 300 flights a day currently. >> the helicopter tourism and jobs council touted the new accord saying it will continue to provide hundreds of jobs for new yorkers, as well as generate $50 million in business for the city. helicopter operators saker aviation said this agreement manhattan heliport remains a vibrant part of the cities life as a business hub and tourism mecca, but opponents say the number of these flights
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to 60,000 last year, and that it's all too much. >> it's like living next to jfk. >> and some say nothing less than a complete ban is acceptable. cbs 2 news. time is now 4:49 still to come here the movie that kicked leonardo dicaprio out of the top spot at the box office. the colorful arrivals in california for super bowl 50. we'll get you another check of traffic and weather on the
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this morning. well the teams for next weekends super bowl are waking up in northern california this morning. the denver broncos landed fifth yesterday with peyton manning in business dress arriving in san jose. panthers all pro quarterback cam newton. >> gold, black and white. >> zebra striped versache pants, the super bowl next sunday you can see it live on cbs 2. you had to really frame
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>> [laughter] i'll tell you john even if you want them they're sold out sorry. >> really? >> thank goodness i've got my order in early because nothing says weather watcher like zebra pants. all right we are watching some mild weather, 50 in the city right now. absolutely so here is the deal. going to kickoff february in the 50s there's fog out there and then rain chances this afternoon. local groundhogs could see some sun tomorrow, six more weeks, no. and then we serve up a potentially soggy and could even see flooding on wednesday in poor drainage areas. it's going to be mild but that is the busy day, we're quiet right now remember this line of showers ushers in a chance of showers this afternoon. it's this morning though right now so let's save you time with alex. >> thank you john. we already have changes for you morning ride if you are traveling we have an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 it is at exit 22 and no major delays through the area route
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around if you choose to take that. to the goth els bridge it's closed for construction for 10- 15 minutes if you choose to go out of your way use the outer bridge crossings or bayonne bridge as alternate. pass transit, tons of green, new jersey transit and lirr on or close to schedule and alternate side is in effect citywide. be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. time is now 4:54. in our next half hour a traffic stop to remember for a police officer who was actually pulled over by another driver. this morning getting rid of community eyesores the steps one westchester community is taking to fight the growing zombie home problem. and next, the film that knocked star wars out of the top spot at the box office we'll tell you what movie had more punch this past weekend.
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welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning on this monday guys i'm going to be good to be alive. there you go, all right, brazil's annual carnival celebration is not just for people. these party animals want a piece of the action too. dozens of costume pets took to the streets of rio yesterday to participate in the annual carnival pet parade . it's part of rio's annual carnival celebrations which officially begin on friday. well look at those shorts. [laughter] >> they liked it. >> how about it? >> right. it was panda power at the box office. king full panda opened at the top spot also taking the title of best opening weekend of 2016. it brought in $41 million in sales, and the revenant dropped
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still in there with $10.8 million and ticket sales in the finest hours and ride along 2 rounding out the weekend's top five. >> i actually have the finest hours. >> i thought it would do better. time now is 4:57 still ahead all eyes are on iowa as the first votes can you believe it finally getting votes here cast today. also this morning an amtrak train struck by an object on the way to the city in a cbs 2 news exclusive we hear from one of the passengers. and as tax season officially kicks off you'll want to make sure you have the right person filing for you what you need to know before you sign anything. from the arrivals to the parties to the big game, we layout what will be an exciting super bowl week.
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begins in 90 seconds. it's is 5:00 and take a lock at that temperature chris. 50 degrees on this monday, february 1. it's going to be warm today. little bit of a chance of some rain later this afternoon. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. >> a lot of 5s and 0's. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for starting your morning with us. we begin with a cbs 2 exclusive an amtrak passenger tells us about a frightening experience on board a train. >> she says it appears an object possibly a bullet cracked a window.
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>> reporter: the damaged window baffling riders on board the amtrak train, passengers describe hearing a thunderous philadelphia area. >> there's a giant boom and it almost sounded like a tray table had dropped like really hard and strong and loud. >> and then seeing this. a shattered window of the number 2222 train on its way to d.c. sunday night. taylor was on board sitting a few seats down from the window. >> one of the people who was sitting by the window looked and said oh, my god something hit the train and immediately everybody looked at it and said oh, my god it's a gun shot. >> amtrak officials still not sure what it was that hit the train. police sunday night boarding the train to investigate after it stopped at the metro park station in new jersey. the incident happening just as the ntsb is expected to release new information about the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia last may. that train was traveling more
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its way to new york when it went off the tracks. investigators have also been looking into whether a projection may have hit the train before that crash. as for what happened last night? >> thankfully nobody was injured. the glass was really strong. >> amtrak police in philadelphia and the national transportation safety board are investigating the incident. breaking news now word of a shooting in hoboken, new jersey police are on the scene at 705 grand street and say an investigation is under way. there's no word on the condition of any victims we will have a live report in our next half hour. time now 5:02 time for traffic and weather on the 2s with john elliott. >> it is going to be an interesting weather week. my concern is going to be wednesday when we see the potential for a heavy rain and you've got to remember, where is the rain going to go so we're worried about flooding on wednesday. today, some showers this afternoon, kind of a dress rehearsal. partly cloudy and 50 winds out of the west at eight miles an hour and we are going to see
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so watch out for that and it will usher in cooler air so enjoy the mid 50s today before you see that cool aaron your tuesday. cool relative term it's still above normal. numbers for you 53 at lunch time let's eat outside 55 your high and then showers this afternoon take the little umbrella. might not be a bad idea. here is the first tip of the day. listen to alex denis. >> thank you, john. good morning as you make your way here, there is an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22, no major delays as you get through the area yet but if you choose to go out of your way route 202 is a good alternate. a live look outside you're delay free at the lincoln tunnel all three hudson river crossings are moving well and that trend continues in queens, clear past jfk airport eastbound out to the southern state parkway and westbound as well. in brooklyn here at the bqe, no issues to report as you make your way and typically delays in the next half hour.
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citywide and be safe don't text and drive chris and mary? alex thank you. to campaign 2016 tonight the presidential candidates learn off. >> voter rs in iowa will caucus for their favorite candidates. cbs 2 marlie hall reports from des moines. >> reporter: chris and mary voters will have their say in the 2016 race for the presidency. and candidates will campaign until the very last moment. >> hoping to dampen donald trump's momentum texas senator ted cruz made his final pitch to iowa voters sunday. >> if everyone here brings nine other people to the caucuses tomorrow night, we will win the caucuses tomorrow. we will win the nomination and we will win the general election in november 2016. >> during an event, trump pushed back this time labeling cruz dishonest and deceptive for sending out this flier. >> voter violation, and it's like an official document being
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that is really terrible. it's a fraud as far as i'm concerned. >> forecasts here in iowa are calling for snow in parts of the state beginning tonight, which could have an impact on voter turn out. volunteers for both bernie sanders and hillary clinton knocked on doors and made calls late into the night. as the two candidates made their closing arguments. >> here is a radical idea, together we're going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. >> i will stand up and fight for you every single day of this campaign and then when we win i will fight for you in the white house. >> clinton lost iowa during hour presidential bid in 2008. political analysts say this time around the former secretary of state is working on her likeability. >> she's focused a lot on her relationship with people. she's focused a little bit more on middle class issues. >> with polls showing tight races on both sides the fight for iowa could come down to the wire.
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candidates will hold rallies throughout the day in iowa. and on the democratic side, clinton and sanders will hold caucus night events. in des moines, iowa marlie hall, cbs 2 news. >> iowa voters begin to caucus at 7:00 p.m. and we'll have the results on cbs 2 news at 11. happening today if you use the car service app uber you may have a hard time getting a car. >> uber drivers are expect today go on strike protesting the recent fare cuts. cbs 2 is outside of uber headquarters in long island city with more this morning. dianne? >> reporter: chris and mary good morning. so an uber recruits drivers it does so with the promise of flexibility and the message be your own boss but the drivers coming here today say in reality the company often lures them into expensive car financing deals and they then have to work to pay off combine that with the new lower cost fares and the drivers say they feel trapped. uber riders across the board seemed happy to learn the
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cheaper than a yellow taxi. >> i say go for it. >> uber new york's general manager says more demand will mean less idle time for drivers. >> if that can go down enough the lower fare won't matter so that's basically what we are looking for and also since we cut prices last time, our outer burr rows business more than double. >> some drivers agree. >> i definitely feel like we are going to get busy and get whatever money we need and everybody will be happy. >> others not so much. >> with these prices i won't do it. >> you're going to quit? >> i'm going to quit. >> and some say that's not so easy for drivers who participate in the companies consider financing program and have to work to pay the cars off. >> when we get into the uber business, we have to buy a car, so i have like five years more to pay the off. >> those driver say those lower new lower fares are going to make them have to work even longer to pay off those car prices, so again they feel trapped. uber actually says this weekend
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waiting and as a result earned 20% more on an hourly basis and they say long term, if these price cuts don't work out for the benefit of the drivers, that they will just go back to the old model but the drivers again organizing todays event say that they are not seeing those benefits they want the old prices back now, they are expected to be here at uber headquarters this morning at 9:00 a.m. to voice those opinions and those rejections. live in long island city, cbs 2 news. students suspected of being drunk may soon have to have take a breathalyzer test. a board of education has been discussing that proposal for months is on the agenda for tomorrow nights board meeting and the policy applies to students at school and school sponsored events. police in new jersey are searching for the person who burg alreadyized and caused thousands of dollars in damages at a church. the preacher in newark walked in yesterday to find a giant hole in the ceiling and a broken window.
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and meat and canned goods were stolen from a food pantry. parishners arriving for sundays services were shocked by what they saw. >> made me feel sick on sunday. i have to come out here to see this. it's bad. if someone would break into a church what else will they do? >> the food pantry is donated by a local food bank and the church hands it out to those in need it's 5:09 still to come big changes if you drive or stop in a bus lane in parts of the city. also this morning the aggressive way one westchester community is dealing with the rise in so-called zombie homes. going about a hundred miles an hour because i was hitting 80 and i can not up to him. >> talk about a role reversal see what happens when i driver decided she needed to pull over a police officer. tell you what weather wise we are going to see some changes later today. numbers are nice, but could use that umbrella with that light coat. sunglasses, they get the day
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from a week ago and he set it to a class ink so let's take a look and listen. >> i'll just dance right through it. >> is this great or what? >> [laughter] >> so this is kevin and i posted it on my page and he said you know help me out. i want to get 10,000 views, it's like 6800 views on mine. >> and the thing is you have to listen to the whole thing and sweet. and he actually tries to show off his whole place so if you're missing the blizzard out. kevin i appreciate it. so thanks for sending that in. that was just great. so you'll enjoy that later today. partly cloudy and 50 right now and no snow. it's wet weather we're worried
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showers well north and west, we're okay off to work and school but this afternoon you are going to see a few showers and that will usher in some cooler air tomorrow. i'll follow the line, big storm out west, i mean there's quite a bit of snow through parts of the four corners and also wet weather in southern california. our next event after today is going to be wednesday, the concern with that is a by- product of the snow, yeah there's been major melting but in poor drainage areas you could still see a little bit of flooding on wednesday so fog to start and then afternoon drops but mild, pretty skies tomorrow. look at him he's taunting us, he's looking at me i can see my shadow i've been working out so groundhog day could be sunny it will be cooler too and then wednesday will be the busy day. it's windy, it's warm, it's soggy and there's limited visibility with fog and periods of heavy rain could even see listen to this, an isolated thunderstorm on your wednesday, very mild here, there's the cool air for tomorrow and then
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we are going to see even cooler temperatures by the end of the week into the weekend. numbers for you today 55 showers this afternoon, 47 for your groundhog day, tuesday with sun and then wednesday, wow warm and wet could be a breezy at times and stormy, thursday though look at the drop. from thursday into friday really from wednesday into friday about a 20-degree drop feeling more seasonal by the end of the week so let's just dance and send things over to alex. >> that was great thanks john. if traveling this morning some changes for you there's an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22 no major delays if you choose to avoid this altogether route 202 is an option for you a live look outside in queens moving well through the q gardens interchange in both directions delay free southbound as you make your way all the way to jfk, and northbound to the whitestone expressway. all clear as you cross the tappan zee bridge into and throughout rockland, westchester counties across the span as well delay free mass
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north pass trains, new jersey transit and lirr on or close to schedule alternate side parking is in effect citywide and do remember to be safe don't text and drive. also happening today, city officials begin using cameras to enforce bus lane rules along harlem's busy 125th street motorists who drive or stand in the lanes during designated hours will get a $115 ticket a program issuing warnings has been in place for a little bit more than two months now bringing the number total number of cameras monitoring routes to six in the city with 10 more in the works. mary back to you. two virginia tech students are now charged in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl. 18-year-old david eisenhower is charged with first degree murder and abduction in the death of nicole lovell who disappeared from her home wednesday. her remains were found saturday 100 miles from her home. police say eisenhower and lovell knew each other before her abduction. >> eisenhower used his
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to an duct and kill her. >> you don't have to know him or anything like that just to feel for the family. your heart goes out to him police arrested another virginia tech student 19-year- old natalie keepers who they say helped dispose of the girl's body after she was murdered. virginia state police say a search and rescue team now combing a pond on the school's blackburg campus for evidence. abandoned zombie homes are bringing down property values in the suburbs but one westchester city is taking action. cbs 2 shows us their extreme solution. >> reporter: a pile of rubble surrounded by trash and debris all left of a once stately home at 136 park avenue in mount vernon. on sunday the city brought in heavy equipment to demolish what they called a zombie home. >> this house has been burnt and abandoned. >> holding his young sons new mount vernon mayor rich and thomas says this is just the beginning. >> this is something we aren't going to tolerate.
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we will take them down one at a time. >> the city has the almost power to tear down houses that pose a threat to public safety and since the recession cbs 2 highlighted the zombie home problem in the suburbs including this abandoned mansion and purchase and a vacant home with a swimming pool in south nayak. a new study reports 189 zombie homes and bank owned foreclosed properties in westchester alone and their bright has cost neighbors an estimated $20 million in lost property values. >> i think it did bring the property value down. >> jessica chadwick lives down the block. >> do you think the city is doing it right thing here? >> i think so. i think so. people that have these homes that are just sitting here, it kind of gravitates to people that are homeless. they kind of live in these abandoned homes. >> the mayor said there could be as many as 54 of these zombie properties across the state of mount vernon and he's working with state lawmakers to try and get a new bill passed that would make it easier to
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property owners and hold them accountable. reporting from mount vernon, cbs 2 news. now 5:18 up next the woman who stopped a speeder who just happened to be a police officer. next getting ready for football's party of the year the kickoff to super bowl 50 and festivities planned for fans. we'll get another check of the traffic and weather on the 2s next. this is cbs 2 news this morning. [ male announcer ] ten years after you quit smoking your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker. but right now...
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officer sped past her car doing around a hundred miles an hour so she decided to pull him over. >> the cop passed me so fast my car shook side to side and that's when i said, you know, this is what is the emergency? and i got upset. i started speeding up to see how fast he might be going and i stopped when i hit 80. >> motorist said she flashed her lights to try and get the miami-dade officer to stop and eventually she followed him into downtown miami and confronted him with her cell phone camera rolling. >> the reason i pulled you over today? i just wanted to know what's the emergency? >> i don't know how fast i was going but i can tell you this i'm on the way to work right now. i don't believe i was speeding. >> the officer later apologized to castillox and said he will slowdown. the police department is investigating. >> officer what's your
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[laughter] >> what a move by trying to pull over it cop. 5:22 traffic and weather on the 2s, not something we condone of course. >> yeah because who was operating the phone and taking the video. was she doing that while driving? >> ma'am you're under arrest. that didn't work out. 50 in the city but lock at the variation. phil from chatham called and said it's freezing over here. that's why you've got a little bit of fog through parts of morris county, there's pockets of fog out there, in the city is just mild. showers roll in this afternoon numbers continue to roll up. low to mid 50s and guess what? after a cool down tomorrow, it's even warmer wednesday but remember, wednesday turning wet. dry roads right now with a little fog what else is going on? >> that's right john as you make your way throughout the area a couple minor changes we have an accident with a fuel spill, it is blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22 no major delays through the area if you choose to go out of your way route 202 is your alternate a live look at
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jersey moving well past newark liberty delay free if traveling southbound or north bound to the george washington bridge in manhattan the fdr drive moving well in both directions, delay free on the west side highway, alternate side parking is in effect citywide remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary? thank you time is 5:23. the knicks take on the nba's best and panthers and broncos touchdown in california for super bowl 50. >> only one game in the area tonight the brooklyn nets hosting the detroit pistons the nhl is still off for the all- star break. are you ready for a week focusing on super bowl 50? in one week we will have crowned a champion in the golden super bowl. both teams arrived in san jose. will this be peyton manning or panthers quarterback cam newton impress us with his style? all right that's already been answered. you can see super bowl 50 next sunday right here on cbs 2. the knicks welcoming the greatest show in the nba the champion
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star of this game wasn't steph cur it but the other splash brother, clay thompson lead the way with 34 points and the warriors win by 20 at the garden. for cbs 2 news, i'm steve overmeyer have a great day. as steve mentioned anticipation is build super bowl 50 is already getting started in california. >> the broncos and panthers arriving sunday while events all over the bay area kickoff this weekend. cbs 2 reports from santa clara. >> reporter: the nfl experience. and super bowl city. >> we just want to welcome you. we want to thank you and most importantly we want you to have fun. >> both got marching over the weekend. people from all around the san francisco area came to play. like jennifer rolf, whose not shy about getting into the game. or who she's rooting for. >> it was awesome. i'm super excited. i go for the broncos that's what we are going to do, score the touchdown and spike the ball.
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the events, officers with long guns and dressed in swat gear are easily noticeable but it did not stop thousands of people from coming out. >> we expect tens of thousands every day, probably a million people or more to the entire super bowl week. touchdown for locals . they got a nice head start ahead of all of the thousands of football fans headed into town later on this week. >> both events have interactive exhibits, games and plenty of places to take a selfie. but for most families it was all about having fun, together. >> so why did you bring it? >> because this is awesome. we're a big football family obviously. >> the city also got into the spirit. they relit the bay bridge and set off fireworks, all kicking off a week of memorable moments ahead of super bowl 50. cbs news, san francisco. >> that is a pretty nice kickoff ceremony right there and cbs 2 is your home for
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sunday coverage all day of course. that begins at 11:00 a.m. and depending on where you watch, i mean coverage officially began right now to be honest with you. it's a big week. 5:26 p next breaking news a shooting in hoboken we are live on the scene plus this. candidates turn up the intensity just hours bit first votes are cast in the iowa caucuses. i'm marlie hall in des moines with the latest coming up. and a warning before you file your tax returns, how thieves are looking to steal your identity and your refund.
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good morning 5:30, 50 degrees on this monday, february 1. keep that umbrella handy though a chance of showers later today and it's going to be mild with highs in the low to mid 50s traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. campaign 2016 the first votes in the presidential election will be cast today at the iowa caucus we're live in des moines this morning . plus a train window suddenly shatter wide a flying object we speak exclusively with one of the passengers on board protesting uber some of the companies own drivers plan to picket today.
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good morning i'm mary calvi. >> i'm chris wragge. police are on the scene at 705 grand street and say an investigation is under way. there's no word on the condition of any victims. we will have a live report coming up on this broadcast. now to a cbs 2 exclusive an amtrak passenger tells us about a frightening experience on board a train heading to new york last night. >> she says it appears an object possibly a bullet cracked a window. cbs 2 january bell has her story. >> reporter: the damaged window baffling riders on board the amtrak train, passengers describe hearing a thunderous sound as it passed through the philadelphia area. >> there's this giant boom and it almost sounded like a tray table had dropped really hard and strong and loud. >> and then seeing this. a shattered window of the number 2222 train on its way to penn station from washington d.c. sunday night. taylor was on board sitting a few seats down from the window. >> one of the people who was sitting by the window looked
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hit the train and immediately, everybody looked at it and said oh, my god it's a gun shot. >> amtrak officials this morning still not sure what it was that hit the train. police sunday night boarding the train to investigate after it stopped at the metro park station in new jersey. the incident happening just as the ntsb is expected to release new information about the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia last may. that train was traveling more than twice the speed limit on its way to new york when it went off the tracks. investigators have also been looking into whether a projection may have hit the train before that crash. as for what happened last night? >> thankfully nobody was injured. the glass was really strong. >> police in philadelphia and national transportation safety board all are investigating this case 5:32 traffic and weather on the 2s and take a look at the temperatures in the 50s today. >> we're the only one right now but everybody this afternoon
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day and if you like mild whether it is a sauce or whether it's a dip, it's going to be mild, alex knows what i'm talking about. it's going to be mild again middle part of the week as well, so here is the deal. 50 in the city right now with clouds, my concern is in cool pockets and we have those, we're dealing with patchy fog as well. you'll see the green line on the screen that's well north and west that a line of showers this afternoon, some kids even getting out of school could see a shower or two so it's rolling in a little earlier and then it's cold after that. we retreat back into the 40s for highs on your tuesday, not today 53 at lunch time and 55 with clouds filling in at 2:00 and then a shower chance between that 2:00-5 hour before the cool air takes over tonight. we've got to talk about wednesday. we'll do that. more rain, ha? >> could be heavy. >> thank you john. >> let's get to the commute. >> we do have changes nothing really going to throw your morning off though, we have an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22 no
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route 202 is your option to get around this if you choose to take it. to the george washington bridge a live look outside inbound lower level easy pass only for another half hour no delays the lincoln and holland tunnels are smooth ride. mass transit, new jersey schedule. alternate parking is in effect citywide and do remember to be safe don't text and drive. happening today, you may have a hard time getting an uber ride if you try to use that service. >> some uber drivers are expected to go on strike protesting the recent fare cuts. cbs 2 is outside of uber headquarters in long island city queens with more. dianne good morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. you know, uber says after making these fare cuts on friday, this weekend uber drivers spent 39% less time waiting for trips and as a result made 20% more on an hourly basis but drivers coming here today say that hasn't been their experience and they say with expensive car payments to
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pay cut and can't afford to quit. uber riders across-the-board seemed happy to learn the company dropped its prices on friday. >> i say go for it. it's a free enterprise country love it. >> uber new york's genearl manager says more demand will mean less idle time for drivers. >> if that can go down enough the lower fare won't matter so that's basically what we are looking for and also since we cut prices last time, our outer burr rows business has more than double. >> some drivers agree. >> i'm definitely feel like we are going to get busy, get whatever money we need and everybody will be happy. >> others not so much. >> with these prices i won't do it. >> you're going to quit? >> i'm going to quit. >> some say that's not so easy for drivers who participate in the companies car financing program and have to work to pay the cars off. >> when we get into the uber business we have to buy a car so i have like five years more to pay the car. >> now uber says it guarantees
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money and uber will actually pay the difference if they don't but drivers say that they are making less money at least the ones coming here today say they're making less money. it's an experiment they cannot afford to make given those car payments they want the old prices back now, uber has said long term it could go back to the old pricing system but again those drivers want to see did the happen now they're set to be here and rally according to the events facebook page at 9:00 this morning. live on long island, cbs 2 news. well the very first voting of the 2016 presidential election is about to get under way. >> caucus goers in iowa will have their say tonight with the very tight races for candidates of both parties. cbs 2 marlie hall is covering the events live from des moines. can you tell us what the candidates are doing in the final hours before the caucuses? >> reporter: good morning chris and mary. as you said, the polls are tight, so the fight for iowa could come down to the wire. and all the candidates are
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campaigning all over iowa. on the democratic side volunteers for bernie sanders and hillary clinton, they have been going door to door and making phone calls and they did that late into the night last night and on the republican side, candidates will hold rallies all day today right up until the votes are cast. chris, mary? >> just want to talk about the weather forecast. there could be snow in iowa tonight. how do they think that's going to affect the caucuses tonight? >> that's right. snow is predicted in many parts of iowa and forecasters say that that snow will likely start close to midnight, just before or just after the voting ends and so there's no word yet on how that will effect voter turn out but candidates have been telling voters to get out there and vote despite the weather. chris, mary? >> marlie hall, live in iowa thank you very much. well the hunt is on in new jersey for the gunman police
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mother inside an apartment with her children just feet away. police say 23-year-old ashley jones and 28 year old jarrell marshall were shot to death saturday night in newark. jones three children ages 1, 3 and 4 were home but not hurt. one neighbor says jones got know an argument with an ex- boyfriend just last week. police have not released information about a possible suspect. jones children are being cared for by family. now to the outbreak of the mosquito born zika virus with nine cases in new york state health officials will hold a webinar today for health professionals on ways to keep the virus from spreading. zika is linked to birth de for examples andy neglected people throughout latin america and the caribbean. senator charles schumer called on the u.s. government to act quickly to contain the virus. >> we have to became a firewall. a firewall against zika that prevents it from coming to new york and to america using the resources of the federal government and the world health organization.
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warned not to travel to the infected countries. passengers on board a british airways flight from london to chicago are praising their pilot this morning after he pulled off a successful but hair oing emergency landing. the pilot decided to turnaround and head back to heath row airport two hours into the flight because two of five sets of landing gear had malfunctioned. after releasing excess fuel over the water, the 747 landed safely. passengers were transferred on to another flight and continued on to chicago. there. time is 5:39 coming up the new emojis coming to your iphone. plus tax tips how to prevent thieves from stealing your i dent it and your refund. an overdue library book found 71 years later why the owner says it's a good luck charm connect with us during the show and all morning long we just posted a behind the scenes update to facebook and you could follow us on twitter as well at cbs new york at chris wragge and at mary calvi.
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good morning welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning can you believe january is already in the books it's february 1, 2016, it is 50 degrees outside right now here at 5:42. super bowl 50 week, 50 degrees john it just makes perfect sense. >> it does. if you do it all adds up it's golden as we have some i'll tell you quite a few observations just to kind of compiling them and then we all of a sudden are back on tv. tony has 35, see we're 50 in the city but a lot of variety where you have the cooler readings that's where you're more a candidate for fog and you can look up fog in the oxford dictionary it debuted
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remember i covered that. it was a very big day. multiple weather watchers talking aunt the oxford dictionary i like that. beautiful sunset last night from brian on the south shore and i can't believe daniel is still dealing with snow. he's just not getting enough warm air. it's slowly melting at my house but i still have some ice way down here. let's melt some more snow today. we're going to see readings in the 50s and then, we see the really warm day on wednesday, but remember wednesday with that rain, that could be a real headache because where is the rain going to go? 50 partly cloudy winds out of the west at eight miles an hour numbers around the area again tony and other weather watchers chiming in with these cooler readings that's where we are seeing fog where you have cooler readings so there is patchy fog, 55 well above the normal of 39, 67 and two below your records for the day, suns
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do you think 55 is above normal, absolutely. we're jumping ahead into like the month of march. chance of a show r this afternoon, absolutely and then we've got this other chance coming in on wednesday, my concern is going to be wednesday where the models are cranking out from half an inch to over an inch of rain and we could see a little bit of training, so you'll get an inch and a half of rain so remember this is wednesday during the day through thursday morning. that said, the problem is in poor drainage areas you'll see just these little rivers develop so that is going to be a headache. it will help to tap down snow totals but it is going to be a mess. your day today, not a mess but take the rain gear. we have these afternoon showers rolling in after that mix of sun and clouds and patchy fog to start the day, then the winds will shift to northwest wind tonight and that northwest wind will accomplish clearing but it will be cooler look at that 37 and then tomorrow, you're just at 47, the problem is oh, boy, look at this guy.
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sun in the area so our localprognosticators generally in staten island chuck they could actually see their shadow. i know. we'll have to check in to see what fortunes hold there and then wednesday the concern is going to be that rain. it's going to be mild but there's enough lift in the atmosphere you could see an isolated thunderstorm before we see another swing, another cool down with highs around 39 which shouldn't be greedy that is again the normal high. she is above, she's extraordinary there's nothing normal about alex. >> oh, well that could be said john if you're traveling this morning let's take a look at our live drive map we have an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north band lanes on route 287 at exit 22. stick to route 202 as an alternate through the area a lot of green on that for a change. subway issues also causing some delays for you due to a train with mechanical problems downtown one trains are running express from 14th street to
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transit the rest of it on the rails on or close to schedule for you, a live look outside in the bronx across bronx move well at the alexander hamilton bridge and westbound all the way to the george washington bridge. alternate side parking is in effect citywide and be safe don't text and drive. alex thank you in our money watch this morning volkswagen looks to plan b to solve it's emissions scandal. if you love emojis there may be more to choose from. cbs 2 jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. good morning good to see you this monday. >> reporter: good morning happy monday chris and mary. it's the first trading day. the dow lost 5.5% of its quality, nasdac fell 8% and on friday the markets rallied with the dow jumping 396 points and nasdac was up 107. this week is another big one when it comes to earnings. 100 companies will be laying out their finances on friday, the government releases its all- important monthly jobs report
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volkswagen says if it can't figure out a way to fix millions of vehicles rigged with software that cheats on emissions, the company might just buy the cars back from their owners, more than 10 million vehicles worldwide have that rigged software. and for everyone who loves to text with emojis, here is a look at the new images that could be making the way to your phone at the end of the year, included are fingers crossed, a black heart, a butterfly and glasses. you guys big emoji users? >> are we? >> yeah. >> well how else do you communicate these days? >> i do. smiley face. >> thumbs up? >> where is the coffee? i'm looking for a coffee. >> there is a coffee one oh, yeah and wine one which you always use. >> [laughter] >> oh, sorry did i say that outloud? >> [laughter] >> thank you. >> thank you, jill. it is time to start thinking about filing for your taxes. >> but before you send your info to uncle sam there are
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alex denis is here with the warning. >> that was a touchdown. if you're traveling here it's hard to believe but it's that time of the year again tax time but that also means thieves are on the hunt to steal your well earned refund. now before you file your taxes, there are some things you'll need to know that can keep your identity safe. >> millions will soon put their most sensitive personal and financial information in the hands of uncle sam that's why it's so important to choose a tax preparer wisely. the irs says to lock for an irs preparer, tax identification number, avoid people who base their fee on a percentage of your refund, and note, if your preparer doesn't ask for receipts. not asking enough questions about deductions and credits could be a warning sign that something is wrong. also, never sign a blank tax return. tax time is also prime season for identity theft. never give your personal information over the phone or online unless you started the conversation and confirmed the identity of your tax
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if information on your return is missing or wrong, that could also be a red flag. common examples of identity theft from tax returns, finding out more than one return was filed for one person in a year, or seeing more tax owed or refund offset for a year you didn't file, another seems like a good thing but it's not. irs records pointing to more wages than actually earned. it could mean someone was using your information to steal your money. >> well if you think someone has used your identity experts say you should contact the irs immediately and put a fraud alert on your credit report so it's the last thing you want. >> last thing. >> its gotten a little easier over the last couple years but before, it took years to clear up. >> i was maria gonzalez for a very long time. she stole my identity out of miami. well, coming up better late than never. the overdue library book found 71 years later. plus an officer's fight to
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has served alongside him why the department won't let the officer adopt ajax. first the cbs 2 morning score board, they win it 116 to 95 the golden state warriors
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at 5:52 let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s here he comes. >> it's 50 degrees right now in the city but when you have cooler readings than we do, a little bit of fog cooler through parts of morrison so you're dealing with fog and there's moisture in the atmosphere when you have cooler readings the temperature hits the dew point you get a cloud in front of your face and now a
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midday and shower chance in the afternoon. low to mid 50s we'll see the mild surge so it serves to regulate and moderate those temperatures. 55 by the way, feels like the tail end of march, not the beginning of february, yeah we're going to see bigger storms march through on wednesday. so make sure you're ready for that. let's get you ready for the ride with alex. >> john thank you. good morning if traveling yonkers there is a disabled vehicle blocking a southbound lane on the saw mill river parkway at exit 3. no delays through the area know that you'll have flashing lights there and there's an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22, 202 is your alternate. alternate side parking is in effect citywide and do remember to be safe don't text and drive. chris and mary? alex thank you. in ohio, an effort is under way to help a police officer keep the dog he loves. officer matthew hickey is retiring and he wants to adopt his partner. because of ohio law, he's not allowed to buy ajax, because
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and has six years of work ahead of him before he can retire. he spent every day for the last three years with ajax, and he can't imagine life without him. >> he is a family member. he's one of my children. it's tearing my wife and i up tremendously. >> the city has to sell ajax to the highest bidder at auction but a go fund me page has been set up so hickey can keep him. so far its raised about $40,000. >> hopefully that will do the trick. don't want to accept those note two. a former new jersey mayor says he lost track of a library book but that's quite an understatement. the book was checked outback in 1944 and it just turned up. >> former new jersey mayor frank ryan says its been 71 years since he took out a library book and as he recently found out, its also been 71 years since he returned one. >> my daughter found it up
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as long as live lived nobody has ever said anything to me about the book. >> that book he's referring to is called football through the years. ryan says he signed it out on june 8 of 1944 and completely forgot he had it, until his wife died in december an his daughter started going through her keepsakes. >> she says you know you're a little late with this book. i said don't tell anybody. i said because i don't want to go to jail. >> but ryan says his son picked up the phone and turned him in. >> the first i heard was that he was concerned he would go to jail, which he will not. i can assure him. >> but what about the late fee? the going rate in is $0.10 a day but the head librarian says ryan doesn't have to worry about that either. >> the library system actually caps their fines for an overdue book at $10. >> it all comes as good news for ryan who says he considers
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especially since he met his wife shortly after taking it out. >> she was the head cheerleader for two years and i was the quarterback. >> and now, the book is a nice way to remember. >> this book is so old. it's in good shape. this is what we used to play with. i threw four touchdown passes. >> as for whether football through the years will reenter circulation? the library says it would have to evaluate its value to the community but only if ryan chooses not to keep it. >> you know what's funny i went back and got game film of that game reviewing those four touchdown passes. >> i wish you did. >> [laughter] that's great. >> it would be about $3000 for that book for late fee. >> he's all right though. >> he's totally fine. >> what do you do? >> it's a funny story and nice sentimental value of the book and his wife. >> don't forget to support your
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i'm at my library every week and i love it. what temperatures today? >> today, you start with fog and then it feels like march and then wednesday, i mean we could see a thunderstorm. >> april showers. >> yes. >> brings may flowers. >> wow we should make a card put those two together. >> book ends. time is 5:57 just still ahead the first votes of the presidential election today, the iowa caucuses and we're in des moines this morning as voters decide who they want to represent their party in november. plus what struck an and track train that left a window shattered and passengers panicking? we speak exclusively with one of those passengers. and find out why you could soon see fewer helicopters in the skies over new york city.
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if only every february 1 could be like this, 50 degrees out there, what a start to the month, 6:00 on this monday, if the temperatures stay like this all that snow that fell last week will be gone in no time. good morning i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. alex and john standing by with traffic and weather on the 2s. but first breaking news in hoboken an overnight shooting in an apartment building, live
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are on the scene at 7:05 grand street and say an investigation is under way there's no word on the condition of any of the victims we will have a live report with new information coming up. monday night could be a historic night for this country. >> if we can come out of iowa with a nice victory, it's so important. >> campaign 2016 we've been talking about it for months, over a month, over a year, and today is the day voters will take part in the iowa caucuses the first votes cast in the presidential election and we are live in des moines this morning. oh, my god it's a gun shot, a bullet. what's going on. >> an amtrak train window suddenly shatter wide a flying object while the train was on its way to new york unclear what struck the train but did cause quite a scare. what one of the passengers told us. uber on strike, a protest planned for later this morning in some of the companies own drivers who will be on the
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the cop passed me so fast my car shook side to side. >> and she didn't let him get away with it. wait until you see how this lady turned the tables on the officer and what he had to say when she pulled him over. and could cindy crawford be retiring for good? the super model talked about what's next for her as her 50th birth day approaches and what she told united airlines in this mornings two talkers. 6:02 traffic and weather on the 2s. john? >> have you ever been in rap city magazine? >> no i read it though and then sky mall. i love sky mall. it's about cindy crawford right now in the city we're at 50 degrees, partly cloudy and we've got some fog in the area so there's a little bit of variety out the door. i mean it's wet you aren't talking about black ice with these kind of temperatures but my concern would be some pockets of fog you may drive in or out of sew watch out around the buses too. we are going to bus in some wet weather this afternoon and tonight showers will clear and
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cold air behind that, evidence of that snow in ontario. no snow it's just going to cool down for your tuesday. today though feeling like march, 53 at lunch time, it will be a little bit more in the way of cloud cover by lunch time and even for part of the afternoon commute you'll see this line ofshowers push through a little earlier guidance than we saw a few days ago and then another whopper of a wet one coming in on wednesday. with special orders don't upset us but we want to make sure you have the latest traffic so here is alex. >> john thank you there are changes you need to anticipate if traveling yonkers but this is another alert we've been following as you make your way on 287 northbound through the area there is an accident overturned vehicle with a fuel spill so you'll want to anticipate that. 202 said is going to be your option as an alternate and we have an issue on the saw mill river parkway causing issues in yonkers but let's move outside a live look in queens late running construction on the southbound side of the van wick at hillside avenue.
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unfortuntely for you delays are all the way back to jewel avenue. alternate side is in effect citywide and remember to be safe don't text and drive. alex thank you. we begin with break news in new jersey a shooting in hoboken. >> cbs 2 janelle burrell is there live with more for us. janelle? >> reporter: well chris and mary at this hour you can see police are blocking access to 705 grand street where they confirm that someone was shot in the overnight hours here this morning. there are reports though at this hour that that person was found dead inside that home. now we should tell you this is a very quiet residential area of hoboken a lot of apartments, a lot of town houses, so far police have not released the name of that person shot but right now they have the entire block between 7th and eighth streets, grand street shutdown at this hour. right now the hudson county prosecutors office is investigating this case.
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details we will bring them to you. reporting live this morning from hoboken, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. to campaign 2016 now, tonight the presidential candidates learn whether their efforts have paid off. >> voters in iowa will caucus for their favorite candidates in the first contest of the election year, cbs 2 marlie hall has this report from des moines. >> reporter: chris and mary for the first time to night voters will have their say in the 2016 race for the presidency. and candidates will campaign until the very last moment. >> hoping to dampen donald trump's momentum texas senator ted cruz made his final pitch to iowa voters sunday. >> if everyone here brings nine other people to the caucuses tomorrow night, we will win the caucuses tomorrow. we will win the nomination and we will win the general election in november 2016. >> during an event, trump pushed back this time labeling cruz dishonest and deceptive
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>> voter violation and it's like an official document being sent to people in iowa. that is really terrible. it's a fraud as far as i'm concerned. >> volunteers for both bernie sanders and hillary clinton knocked on doors and made calls late into the night. as the two candidates made their closing arguments. >> here is a radical idea together we're going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. >> i will stand up and fight for you every single day of this campaign, and then when we win, i will fight for you in the white house. >> with polls showing tight races on both sides the tight for iowa could come down to the wire. >> republican presidential candidates will hold rallies throughout the day in iowa and on the democratic side clinton and sanders will hold caucus night events. in des moines, iowa marlie hall, cbs 2 news. now to a cbs 2 exclusive an amtrak passenger tells us about last nights scare on board etrenne heading to new york.
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thunderous sound as a train was passing through philadelphia. then they saw a window with a large crack. >> one of the people who was sitting by the window looked and said oh, my god something hit the train and immediately everybody looked at it and said oh, my god it's a gun shot. >> that has not been confirmed for now amtrak says several objects hit the train, nobody was hurt and amtrak philadelphia police and the ntsb are investigating. a string of cities of subway slashing has commuters on edge as the work week gets under way. police are still searching for the man they say attacked a 27 year old man at the 1 tenth street subway station on central park northerly yesterday morning. cbs 2 learned police are discussing the possibility of banning career criminals from the cities transportation system. many riders question if it's legal or enforceable. >> that's going to be like a good idea but if they can do it but i don't know if they are going to be capable of doing it. >> it's a pretty crazy
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i mean hopefully they get it under control. >> yesterdays attack brought the number of subway slashings to six for the month of january despite the recent attacks police commissioner says the subway system is safe. now despite the slashings police commissioner says january the safest month in the cities modern history. murders and shootings are down dramatically also all 36,000 officer will be equipped with high-tech customized smartphones by march. he says the phones will allow officers to instantly receive pictures of wanted suspects or lost children. a manhattan woman takes to facebook to share a video she says she's a man stealing pigeons in the video, you'll see the man carrying something to his van in the east village on friday. the woman who posted the video says moments before the man used a net to trap the birds, scoop them up and took them away. trapping pigeons in new york city is illegal without a permit but it's not clear if the man has one. the nypd tells us they're aware of the video but have not yet begun investigating because a
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okay time is now 6:08 still ahead protesting uber why some drivers say they won't pick up fares later this morning. plus the skies over new york city are about to become less crowded the new deal for helicopter operators. imagine being able to wear a red carpet dress to your prom. how a golden globe winner is helping out one of her fans. that's sweet. okay let's get you dressed for the day. it's a mild one out there no rain yet. pretty good feeling out the door, but those drops are going to fill in this afternoon little umbrella might be handy if it's a late day after school and working toward a similar feel to yesterday, so yeah we're talking the mid 50s
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make any day a pancake day with nutella - spread the happy! good morning we welcome you back to cbs 2 news this morning on the first day of february. feels like the first day of april. can you believe it it's 50 degrees time for traffic and weather on the 2s. >> well that number one we have a big push out of the south today and wednesday so you're numbers are up there but you also have some keel pockets around the area so there's fog and then wednesday we've got wild windy and wet weather to talk about so let's check in with our weather watchers more reporting for duty head down south so john makes his case 38 right now, but with the snow and warm temps i think
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confused. we'll see probably see more sun tomorrow kind of a drag there. francis carol 42 lakewood township and a pleasant monday absolutely and one more i love this because my mom was an english teacher and she would get a kick out of this. jackie monday has 41 and she says february and 41 degrees who would have thunk it which is the super past tense of think, i think and i just like this because brian was nice enough to send in that ellaxe loves kids and dogs and bruce finally this, 26 inches last sunday, zero this morning. wow you're one of the lucky ones, my deal is that i've got these big mounds where the plows came through so the concern is if they're covering drains that's where we are dealing with issues on wednesday. in the city we aren't dealing with really the city has got the best deal going this morning because we have this nice reading at 50 warmer by far than any of the reporting stations around the area and
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where you'll see more fog. there are pockets of fog no dense fog advisory or anything like that . it's just the dynamics are there, the physics of the morning where you have ample moisture and cooler temperatures you'll get those clouds forming and then low clouds that's fog. this is what we're looking at right here. look at the line trying to start to fall apart a bit but we'll leave rain in the forecast for your day this afternoon and then cool air behind that. so there will be maybe about a 10-degree drop from today to tomorrow. 55 how delightful is that feeling like the tail end of march, march 31 in fact afternoon showers into the evening then shower clear, skies will clear, cool air is left behind. 37 so it's going to be a lot cooler tomorrow morning and then tomorrow foreground hog day mostly sunny and a touch cooler 47, oh, mostly sunny we'll have to wait and watch. now on wednesday, a more powerful front is going to be pushing into what will be a warmer air mass, so periods of
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estimates between half an inch and a inch and a half so minor flooding is possible wednesday and it's almost an all day deal, so that's the good day where we'll see problems plus if your community is like my community where you've given up a few lanes to no still left out in there roadway that's where you could see problems on wednesday, then we see another blast of cool air, we're only in the 30s on friday. so yeah interesting weather, interesting traffic alex? >> some changes for you john as you make your way for morning commute, we have an accident with a fuel spill and it is blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at that exit 22 delays now are back to route 78 so to get around this stick to route 202 and said to the left a lot of green that will be a smoother option for you. a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras in queens with plate running construction on the southbound side of the van wick at hillside avenue two lanes are blocked there delays are back to jewel avenue. subway changes as well due to a
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jamaica bound j trains are running with delays. alternate side parking is in effect citywide and be safe don't text and drive. well happening today, if you can use the car service app uber you may have a hard time getting it car. >> uber drivers are expected to go on strike protesting the recent fare cuts, cbs 2 is outside of uber headquarters in long island city queens with more. dianne good morning. >> reporter: chris and mary good morning to you. when uber recruits drivers they do so with the prom it of flexibility and the message be your own boss but drivers coming here today say in reality the company often lures them into expensive car financing programs and they then have to work to pay off. combine that with uber's new fare cuts and the drivers say they feel trapped. uber riders across-the-board seemed happy to learn the company dropped its prices on friday making some fares cheaper than a yellow taxi. >> i say go for it. it's a free enterprise country. love it. >> uber new york's genearl manager says more demand will mean less idle time for drivers. >> if that can go down enough
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matter so that's basically what we'll be looking for and also since we cut prices last time, our outer burr rows business has more than doubled. >> some drivers agree. >> i'm definitely feeling like we are going to get busy and get whatever we need and everybody will be happy. >> others not so much. >> with these prices i won't do it. >> you're going to quit? >> i'm going to quit. >> some say it's not so easy for drivers who participate in the companies car financing program and now have to work to pay the cars off. >> when we get into the uber business we have to buy a car. so i have five years more to pay the car. >> and uber says this weekend after the fare cuts drivers actually spent less time waiting for jobs and so they actually made more money, they also say if they see long term the prices don't work out after a few months they will just go back to the old model but uber drivers planning to come here tomorrow waited on facebook saying they are not seeing those benefits and they want the old prices back now,
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they plan to be here at uber headquarters in long island city at 9:00 this morning to make sure the company hears their demands. cbs 2 news. officials now say there will be less helicopter traffic over new york city the city says its reached a deal with helicopter operators to cult the number of tourism flights in lower manhattan. residents long complained the sight seeing tours cause noise all day long and contribute to polution by next january, flightings will be slashed in half from about 58,000 per year to 29,000 and starting april 1, sunday flights will be eliminated but some say that's not enough. >> it's like saying to someone you've been torturing all day we'll only torture you every four minutes. >> a spokesperson for the helicopter industry praised the agreement saying it will still provide hundred of jobs and more than $50 million in economic impact to the city. students suspected of being drunk may soon have to take a rockland county community. the board of education has been
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months and it's on the agenda for tomorrow nights board meeting and the policy would apply to students in school and at school sponsored events including dances. well the time is 6:18 still to come foods that you can eat right now that may lower your risk of breast cancer. cindy crawford calling it a career why the next picture she takes will not be for the public. stock futures are lower after the dow ended the week with huge gains the dow jones industrial average rose by 396 points which meant the index was up 360 points for the week and the nasdac composite added
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almost 47. strong winds heavy rain and even snow moved across parts of california yesterday, at one point the rain was falling at the rate of an inch an hour. the driver, a driver wassailed in san diego after a lodge oak tree went across four traffic lanes while snowfall is being blamed for a 25 car pile up near the nevada border. time is 6:22 time for traffic and weather on the 2s that rain is that the system coming our way? >> well right now it's snow in the four corners and then it did does pull into our area wednesday . the front we're dealing with today is not as powerful but yeah, it's good with the bad. it's so hard when you hear those stories but they need the water resources out westment in
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with fog in the area not in the city. 50 degrees how sweet it is. readings in the 30s though, that's where you'll have a better chance of seeing those pockets of fog, but pretty mild out the door. a little rain later this afternoon, it is going to be coming in the middle part of the afternoon pushing through and 55 and then after a retreat, we're a lot warmer on wednesday but wednesday that's when we deal with the potential for an inch plus of rain and that could lead to some localized flooding. >> okay john thank you. let's get to the commute. >> so as your make your way here a couple of changes beginning in brooklyn an unauthorized truck that blocks a lane on westbound side of the belt parkway at coney island avenue delays are back to max street and there's an accident with a fuel spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22 and delays now stretch back to route 78 so route 202 is your option to navigate around this through the area and some subway changes due to a train with mechanical problems jamaica drowned j trains are running with delays alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe
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sorry the knicks take on the nba's very best and panthers and broncos touchdown in northern california for the super bowl. >> all right only one game in the area tonight the brooklyn nets host being the detroit pistons the nhl is still off for the all-star break. well are you ready for a week focusing on super bowl 50? in one week we will have crowned a champion in the golden super bowl, both teams arrived in san jose. will this be broncos quarterback peyton manning or will panthers quarterback cam newton impress us with his style? that's already been answered. you can see super bowl 50 next sunday right here on cbs 2. the knicks welcoming the greatest show in the nba the champion golden state warriors and the star of this game wasn't steph curry, but clay thompson leading the way with 34 points and warriors win by 20 at the garden. for cbs 2 news, i'm steve overmeyer. >> have to get through the
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and we'll tell you about the prom dress truly golden for a very lucky high school student. one of the world's top cover girls is ready to call it quits, alex? >> i'm so glad you look forward to my monday, right chris? thank you i'm glad so cindy crawford is giving herself a 50th birthday present, retirement. the super model opened up to united airlines rap city magazine saying she's done it all and doesn't feel the need to prove herself anymore. crawford will turn 50 february 20 and she says she's sure she will have picture taken of her for the next 10 years or so just not as a model anymore. she's tired of trying to reinvent herself just ready to be done with it all. >> she is gorgeous. she could go on for as long as she wants to. are you kidding me? >> she like you take my picture any day of the week. >> look at her. these are just women that just don't age. >> classic. >> gorgeous. >> so jealous. >> we want to know your secret. so one teenager is getting a lot more than she hoped for
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virgin star gina rodriguez. she looks awesome in the navy blue dress on the red carpet at the golden globes. one of her admirers was teen jessica casanova. she tweeted so would love to wear your golden globes dress to the prom so she couldn't believe it when rodriguez responded with where do you live and she went on to say she didn't own the dress but that she does have her dress from last years golden globes and would be happy to lend it to her for her prom. the two continue to correspond and it looks like jessica is get what she's called now her dream come true. rodriguez won best actress in a comedy series and the dress she's letting her borrow so maybe a little prom queen magic maybe in the works. >> nice but i will say this. have you ever seen anyone not look great in that dress? >> you just have to ask. >> just ask. >> so zach if you're watching maybe that little navy blue number could make it's way over there as well. >> or right here. >> yes, thank you. >> [laughter] >> alex thanks so much. time is 6:26 up next we're
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shoeing in a normally quiet part of hoboken new jersey. a live report. also an object strikes a speeding amtrak train as it heads to the city with hundreds on board. we are hearing from one of the passengers. let's see a clearing house in mount vernon the aggressive way to westchester city is getting rid of those so-called zombie homes. a speeding driver pulled over to the side of the road but this time the apparent offender was the one with the badge.
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it is just about 6:3050 degrees on this monday, february 1 in the 50s today and above freezing for most of the week we will have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. after more than a year of campaigning the first votes will be cast tonight every candidate for president is in iowa for the caucus vote. live report from des moines in just a moment. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thank you for joining us. we begin with breaking news in new jersey. an investigation under way into a deadly shooting in hoboken. >> cbs 2 janelle burrell is there live with more for us janelle good morning. >> reporter: good morning once again to you chris and mary. that incident happening here on
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can see police officers blocking access to the home which we're told is number 750 where that person was shot to death here early this morning now we can tell you that this is a very quiet and residential area of hoboken right now police have the entire section of grand street between 7th and eighth streets shutdown as this investigation continues. so far they have not released the name of the person who they found dead inside of that home right now. they tell us that the hudson county prosecutors office has now taken over this investigation and trying to determine what may have been the motive in this case. reporting live this morning from hoboken janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. now to a cbs 2 exclusive an amtrak passenger tells us about last nights scare on board a train heading to new york. >> passengers reported hearing a loud boom on the train as it was passing through philadelphia.
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large crack. >> one of the people was sitting by the window looked and said oh, my god something hit the train and immediately everybody looked at it and said oh, my god it's a gun shot. >> a gun shot has not yet been confirmed for now amtrak says several objects hit the train. nobody was hurt and amtrak philadelphia police and the national transportation safety board are investigating. well time is now 7:32 time for traffic and weather on the 2s john good morning once again. >> hi chris, hi everybody so thanks for stopping by. it's monday morning hope you had a good weekend and hopefully you ran as sore this monday morning as you were last monday morning. 50 in the city still very mild, partly cloudy and we have some wet weather on the way this afternoon and we are going to see another round of showers on wednesday. that could be more challenging. you can see it's a line of showers well north and west of our area but if that's your destination you can drive into those showers. there's cold air right behind it and this is not a lot of rain today and it's just a front that will serve to usher
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your tuesday, not today. 50 out the door, in the city and cooler north and west but 55 right around 2:00 for your afternoon high. let's get you out that door if you've got to go. here is alex. >> john thank you good morning everyone. well there is a fuel spill we've been telling you about, jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene with the latest information. >> reporter: good morning alex. it's on the northbound side of 287 by exit 22 and we still have the right lane blocked off crews still working on clean up that fuel spill from an earlier accident. there are delays into the area although now it's just the one lane blocked off. just a brief slowdown passing by the scene to keep this in mind if traveling here, live in chopper 2 jim smith cbs 2 news. >> if you choose to go out of your way route 202 is an alternate. in brooklyn there's an unauthorized truck blocking a lane on westbound side at coney island avenue. delays now are back to nap street and unfortuntely not a great alternate so this is
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addition to your ride for the morning commute, so certainly plan for that. a live look outside in queens late running construction on the southbound side of the van wick at hillside avenue has two lanes blocked there delays stretch back to the lie. some subway changes due to a train with mechanical problems broad street bound j and 71st avenue bound m trains are running with delays. alternate side is in effect citywide be safe don't text and drive and if travels take you to the airport everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. the very first voting of the 2016 presidential election is about to get under way. >> caucus goers in iowa will have their say tonight with a very tight race for candidates. cbs 2 marlie hall is covering the event live from des moines. good to see you good morning. give us an idea what the candidates will be dog in the final hours before the caucus. >> reporter: chris and mary good morning. well the candidates will be doing last minute campaigning throughout iowa . the polls are
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one could be down to the wire. on the democratic side, bernie sanders and hillary clinton, they will be holding caucus night events and on the republican side they're planning rallies throughout the day today in iowa right up until the voting begins. chris, mary? >> just quick question for people at home that know them the caucuses a little bit different than let's say new hampshire and south carolina. how important is it for these candidates to come out in the top one, two or three spots in these caucuses? >> well this one is the first contest in the nation in the race for the presidency. now of course, the winners will gain valuable delegates that will help them possibly win their parties nomination but mostly, it's about momentum and the winners here tonight will gain a head start in the race for the presidency., but also, they will find out after the votes are cast whether or not all the campaigning they've done has been effective. they will also find out if the polls have been accurate and
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to make changes going forward in their campaigns. chris, mary? >> thanks so much. now to the outbreak of the mosquito born zika virus with nine cases in new york state health officials will hold a webinar for health professionals on ways to keep the virus from spreading. it's linked to birth de for examples and infected people throughout latin america and the caribbean. senator charles schumer called on the u.s. government to act quickly to contain the virus. >> we have to build a firewall, a firewall against zika that prevents it from coming to new york and to america using the resources of the federal government and the world health organization. >> pregnant women are being warned not to travel to the affected country. happening today you may have a hard time getting a ride if you use the car service app uber. >> some uber drivers are expected to go on strike protesting the recent fare cuts, cbs 2 is outside of uber headquarters in long island city queens with more.
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>> reporter: chris and mary good morning. uber says after passing those fare cuts o in friday and looking at this weekends results drivers spent less time waiting for trips and more time making money, but drivers weighing in this morning on a facebook page organizing a strike say that hasn't been their experience and with expensive car payments to think about they say they feel kind of trapped. uber riders across-the-board seemed happy to learn the company dropped its prices on friday making some fares cheaper than a yellow taxi. >> i say go for it. it's a freenet turpitude prize country, love it. >> uber new york's genearl manager says more demand will mean less idle time for drivers. >> if that goes down the lower fare won't matter so that's what we are looking for and also since we cut prices last time, our outer business has more than doubled. >> some drivers agree. >> i definitely feel like we are going to get busy and get whatever money we need and everybody will be happy. >> others not so much. >> with these prices i won't do it.
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>> i'm going to quit. >> and some say that's not so easy for drivers who participate in the companies car financing program and now have to work to way the cars off. >> when we get into the uber business, we have to buy a car, so i have like five years more to pay the car. >> now uber says if after a few months these price cuts don't work out they will go back to the old prices but drivers again weighing in on this fake book page organizing a strike say they can't afford this experiment and they want the prices back now . as for the time of the rally i've been watching the facebook page all morning and when we came in earlier it said the event would start at 9:00 a.m. and now they have changed it to noon. we will be here all morning so whatever time they do get here we will be here to speak to them. live in long island city, cbs 2 news. >> your day just got a little longer. talk to you later on. the hunt is on in new jersey for the gunman police say killed a young man and a young mother inside an apartment with her children just feet away. police say 23-year-old ashley jones and 28 year old jarrell
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saturday night in newark. jones three children ages 1, 3 and 4 were home but not hurt. one neighbor who did note want to be identified says jones got into an argument with an ex- boyfriend last week. >> her right eye was black and blue and shaking and she got a restraining order. >> police have not yet released information about a possible suspect. jones children are now being cared for by family. actor abe vigoda been laid to rest. his funeral was held yesterday. among those paying respects, former mayor david dinkins, and he was best known for his role as phil fish on the 1970 sit centimeters barney miller and he died in his slope last week at his daughter's home in new jersey. he was 94 years old. still to come, 6:39. starting today, driving in a bus lane in upper manhattan is going to cost you big time
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they are an eyesore and a health hazard but in one western community they are leveling zombie homes. i'm on my way to work right now. i don't believe i was speeding. >> and this time, it was a police officer with the excuses for a driver who thought he was driving too fast.
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it's great. >> first day of february. >> and one of our broadcast professionals he has a huge collection of action figures and he's very excited because of gi joe day today and did you know? and it's also this is kind of important, change your password day so if your password is "password" maybe jen, she says that's my password, change your password today. you know it's february 1 let's just do something this month that will help you out, for months to come partly cloudy and 50 winds variable 7-16 predominant wind out of the south so you'll see these numbers warm up a bit, 44 in babylon, and we have cooler readings around sparta down into edison pockets of fog, these numbers compared to yesterday without exception one to 12 degrees warmer, 12-14 degrees warmer than sunday morning and sunday was mild, 55 today well above the normal of
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record breaker and suns up 7:06 that's pretty but we will see more clouds and 55 again st. normal high for the 31st of march, so we're springing ahead you know and then, through late week we're on average 5-20 degrees above normal but that's largely because of today and on wednesday, that's that line of showers this afternoon well north and west, you can see that rolling in this afternoon, with some light rain through the area and then after a break on tuesday, get ready because wednesday, that's where we'll see the potential for heavy rain and more widespread rain as well. that was fun to say. hopefully, she's had coffee and is not tongue tied, hi alex. >> hi john. well if traveling brooklyn we have an unauthorized truck blocking the lane on the westbound side of the parkway at coney island delays back to nap street not a great alternate odding 20-30 minutes to your ride additional drive time there.
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spill blocking two north bound lanes on route 287 at exit 22 delays are back to route 78 so 202 is your option as an alternate if you travel through the area and queens late running construction has the southbound side of the van wick at hillside avenue two lanes blocked delays are back to the lie and some subway issues due to a train with mechanical problems, broad street bound j and 71st avenue bound m trains have delays and due to signal problems downtown 1 trains are running with delays as well. alternate side parking is in effect citywide and do be safe don't text and drive. abandoned zombie homes are bringing down property values in the suburbs. >> one westchester city is taking action. cbs 2 shows us their extreme solution. >> reporter: a pile of rubble surrounded by trash and debris all left of a once stately home at 136 park avenue in mount vernon. on sunday, the city brought in heavy equipment to demolish
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>> this house has been burnt out and abandoned. >> holding his young sons new mount vernon mayor rich and thomas sz this is just the beginning. >> this is something we aren't going to tolerate. if there are zombie houses in this community we will take them down one at a time. >> the city has the legal power to tear down houses that be a threat to public safety and since the recession cbs 2 highlighted the zombie home problem in the suburbs including this abandoned mansion and a vacant home with a swimming pool. a new study reports 189 zombie hope and bank owned foreclosed property in westchester alone and their bright cost neighbors an estimated $20 million in lost property values. >> i think it did bring the property value down. >> jessica chadwick lives down the block. >> do you think the city is doing the right thing here? >> i think so. you know, people that have these homes that are just sitting here, it kind of gravitates to people that are homeless, they kind of live in
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>> the mayor said there could be as many as 54 of these zombie reports across the city of mount vernon and he's working with state lawmakers to try and get a new bill passed that would make it easier to crack down on these delinquent property owners and hold them accountable. reporting from mount vernon, cbs 2 news. well police in new jersey are searching for the person who burg alreadyized and caused thousands of dollars in damages to a church. now the preacher at the greater baptist church in newark walked in yesterday to find a giant hole in the ceiling and broken window . his office was ransacked and meat and canned goods were stolen from a basement food pantry. the food is donated by a local food bank and the church hands it out to those in need. a motor it was outraged when a police officer sped past her car doing 100 miles an hour. >> the cop passed me so fast my car shook side to side and that's when i said this is what is the emergency and i got
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i started speeding up to see how fast he might be going and i stopped when i hit 80. >> so what did this motorist do? she decided to follow the miami- dade officer and recorded her confrontation with him. >> the reason i pulled you over today it i just wanted to know what's the emergency? >> i don't know how fast i was going but i can tell you i'm on the way to work right now. i don't believe i was speeding. >> the officer later apologized to her and said he will slowdown the police department says it's investigating. >> so funny when you hear her the reason i pulled you over. she sounds like a person pulled over quite a bit herself. she had it down pat. time is now 6:48 up next food that could help reduce your risk of breast cancer. also this morning new rules in effect o help keep busy bus lanes clear in the city and why it can cost you more than $100. but first here is steve overmeyer with your morning sports report. >> just one local action tonight the brooklyn nets
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nhl has the night off. last night the knicks falling to the warriors and both teams
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it opened in the top spot this weekend also taking the title of best opening weekend of 2016. kung fu panda brought in $41 million in sales and the renenant dropped to second place, star wars still going strong with $10.8 million in ticket sales and the finest hour in fourth with 10 million and ride along 2 rounding out the weekends top five. well the teams for next weekend super bowl are waking up in northern california this morning the denver broncos landed there yesterday with peyton manning arriving in his business dress, you know got panthers mvp quarterback cam newton emerged in a more colorful garb wearing gold,black and white zebra striped pants looking good . the super bowl next sunday here on cbs 2. i've already alerted the mvp, it's a runaway those pants talk about running away. that poor tiger. >> yes. time four traffic and weather on the 2s.
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>> let's see mvp, most valuable pants? you could have that deal. all right pretty sunrise under way right now 50 degrees in the city very mild out the door some readings in the 30s even cooler still that's where you'll see pockets of fog this morning. and then a nice day today but this afternoon some showers so remember that. a few showers slippery not icy obviously with these kind of temperatures, you're at 55 today, and then don't forget wednesday, here comes another system where we could see half an inch to an inch and a half of rain so minor flooding possible on wednesday. it's monday morning though right now what's going on alex? >> john as you make your way for your monday morning commute a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras in queens unfortuntely showing you late running construction on the southbound side of the van wick it's at hillside after now two lanes are blocked because of that you'll have that long line of traffic delays now back to the lie. to those hudson river crossings typical delay, a 30 minute wait as you make your way to the toll plaza to the lincoln tunnel 15 minute dally at the
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the holland as well. some subway issues a train with mechanical problems, broad street bound j and 71st avenue bound m trains are running with delays and also signal problems causing issues for downtown 1 train riders expect delays. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe don't text and drive. mary back to you. alex thank you. in this mornings health watch young women who eat lots of high fiber fruits may lower the risk of breast cancerment harvard researchers looked at data more than 90,000 women . the more fiber they consumed the lower breast canner risk. fiber may help reduce high levels of estrogen which have been linked to breast cancer. time to check in with nora o'donnell and charlie rose join us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning chris and mary we have a team of correspond ens on the campaign trail in iowa ahead of tonights caucus. plus hillary clinton joins
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and the epicenter of the growing zika epidemic reporting from brazil. and country music star dirks bently is here to reveal the nominee for the academy of country music awards all of that and more news is back in the morning see you in a few minutes. >> that sound like a lot already. >> oh, yeah. >> guys see you at 7:00. what you need to know
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here is what you need to know before you go an investigation under way into a deadly shooting in hoboken overnight. police say it happened at an apartment building at 705 grand street. no word on the identity of the victim or what lead to the shooting. some uber drivers could be going on strike today upset over fare cuts put in plus boy the company uber cut its fares by 15% list woke saying the fare reduction would mean more work for drivers. organizers are calling on drivers to picket outside uber's headquarters in queens. tonights iowa caucus kickoff the 2016 presidential nominating contest the latest polls show hillary clinton ahead of bernie sanders and donald trump is polling ahead of ted cruz but turn out is said to be key to the outcome. this morning city officials begin using cameras to enforce bus lane rules along hard help's busy 125th vote
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in the lanes during designated hours will get $115 tickets. the program issuing warnings has been in place for more than two months. let's head over to alex denis for one look at the traffic situation. >> if traveling there's an accident with a fuel spill blocking one north bound lane as you make your way on 287 at exit 22 delays now back to route 78, route 202 is your option as an alternate to navigate around this all green there. a live look lincoln tunnel 30 minute delay as you make your way around the toll plaza 15 minute delay george washington bridge and holland. alternate side is in effect citywide and be safe don't text and drive john back to you. i think we're fine this morning it's this afternoon where we see showers pushing through but it's mild. this is the line of showers so as early as 3:00 this afternoon, rolling in from north and west you'll see light rain pushing through. it's not a lot of rain but it is affiliated with a front that serves to cool us for tuesday, staten island chuck might see his shadow and then wednesday, you're going to see and need an
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