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>> it's raising the flag for the man to report to him, this person, i'm not reporting him. report to her, i'm not reporting her. so that was uncomfortable. >> reporter: now a note worthy settlement of two longstanding civil cases in new york city. in the settlement the city admits no wrongdoing but recalibrates the rules of surveillance. it bars investigations based solely on religion and caps the length of most of them. it also restores oversight from a civilian representative, a lawyer appointed by the mayor and it removes a report called radicalization in the west from the city's website. even the city's official called that report outdated today. >> what it is is a nearly decade-old document that's not a product of intelligence analysis but an academic case study produced by the nypd looking at terrorist attacks that occurred more than a decade ago.
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account the new threat of isis, for example. as for the new civilian attorney with oversight of the investigatory process -- >> if at any point they have concerns, they not only can but they have an obligation to go to the police commissioner. >> reporter: for those that brought the cases against the city, today a long awaited victory. >> this is a big win not just for muslim new yorkers but all new yorkers. it isn't the be all and end all but it's a great platform on which to build for the reform and it's going to guarantee the rights of new yorkers of all wauxz walks of life -- all walks of life. >> today's settlement resolves two out of three longstanding cases on this issue. a third case in new jersey has yet to be resolved. additionally new york city will have to pay approximately $1.6 million in attorneys fees as part of today's settlement. live in
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dramatic new developments tonight in the frightening random slashing of a young woman in chelsea. the man caught on surveillance video right there is now under arrest for the attack and police are linking him to another slashing earlier this month. eyewitness news reporter jim dolan at the police precinct where the suspect is being questioned. >> this is a story of two women who were violently assault ed by a man they did not know but it is also a story of how ill equipped the judicial system is to handle some kinds of crimes and some kinds of criminals. kari bazemore has been arrested 32 times just since 1997 but he's never spent much time in jail and now police say he has turned violent. >> reporter: at the 13th precinct police are in the stages now before charging 41-year-old kari bazemore with assault, the latest in a long series of crimes, many of them violent, that has so far not
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but this surveillance video, that's bazemore in the red coat, helped police catch him this time. >> the young man was watching the news, saw the jacket and went about his way in to the city that night. as he's walking on 5th avenue, he sees an individual wearing this jacket, acting somewhat irrationally. he went over and alerted this behavior and individual to two mounted cops on 5th avenue. >> a little bit shaken and sore but i'm all right. >> reporter: his latest victim, 24-year-old amanda morris, spoke with eyewitness news reporter kemberly richardson. morris was walking near bazemore on west 23rd street when he rushed and slashed her face with a razor. bazemore has been arrested 32 times over the last few years for a laundry list of crimes including assault, grand larceny, and forcible touching. morris never saw it coming. >> he started walking slower and slower and he could tell i
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could tell that i could tell he was behind me. i thought maybe i broke my nose because i felt blood. when i went in to the diner, i told them i'm bleeding, please help me. they're like oh, my god, you have a big cut on your face. >> we're live at the 13th precinct where police are getting ready to move kari bazemore from the 13th precinct over to central booking where he'll be officially charged then arraigned later tonight in criminal court. we'll of course bring you the latest as it happens. reporting live from the 13th precinct in gramercy park, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. the father accused of killing his pregnant daughter will remain behind bars. william caruth appeared in court and was charged with second degree murder and manslaughter. caruth and his daughter andrea shared a home in bay chester. caruth lived in the basement.
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hid his daughter's body after killing her. neighbors say they're stunned by what happened. >> never would believe he would do this to his daughter. so i'm shocked. very shocked. i still can't believe it. >> andrea was found early yesterday morning. investigators say the father and daughter had ongoing disputes over money. quite a shock for a homeowner. billy ladenheimer woke up to find his home in ronkonkoma and three cars on fire. he and his girlfriend were not hurt in the incident. police immediately suspected arson. they recovered plastic containers left at the scene. he says he does not know would do this to him. >> shocked. we looked outside and the car was on fire. >> i don't know why somebody would do this to somebody. it doesn't make any sense. i don't know how people sleep at night. >> that fire left neighbors badly shaken. it's a close knit community where crime is uncommon.
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proposal for a new york landmark from governor cuomo. an expensive plan to renovate the javits center, iconic but old convention center has three makeover plans in three days. yesterday, penn station. the day before, the lirr. price tag for all of this, tens of billions. so who exactly will pay for it? here's political reporter dave evans. >> reporter: the governor has been on a roll lately, announcing a billion-dollar expansion at the javits center, more than a million square feet added, promising construction begins this year. >> it's our obligation to build a new york for the next generation and that's what this is. >> the javits center is big, but not big enough. convention centers in chicago, dallas, las vegas and new orleans, they're all bigger so we lose business. for example, the cardiologist convention. they want more meeting rooms so they won't come to new york.
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convention center is busy but not busy with the right kind of visitors. most are local, they go home tonight. but those cardiologists, they'd come from all over and stay. >> the cardiologist convention is here for a week. they stay in hotels. they go to the theater. they go shopping in retail stores. they eat in restaurants. it's a much bigger economic impact. >> reporter: is the governor getting a little too aggressive with his new projects? yesterday a new penn station cost $3 billion. he wants new york to help build a new tunnel under the hudson. new york's tab would be about $5 billion. a new laguardia could cost $8 billion. the governor wouldn't talk about the new debt but his supporters did, saying economy is good and this is new york. >> if cities like new york are going to compete and be world-class cities, we have to have modern infrastructure and we've got to have more of it. >> reporter: the state controller lists new york's debt at $63 billion. that's about
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it does not include all the new projects the governor is now pushing. at the javits center, dave evans, channel 7 eyewitness news. judith kay was 77 years old. the cause of her death was not released. she was named chief judge by the court of appeals by mario cuomo in 1993. andrea stewart cousins says kay is being remembered as a towering figure in new york state, citing her work on a range of issues from gay rights to mental health. taking a quick look at wall street and another brutal day for investors on wall street. the sell-off started in china and it continued to wall street. the dow lost another 392 points today. the nasdaq is down 146. and the s
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all three down between 2% and 3% today. >> it hurts for so many. half of americans have investment accounts. as we continue with eyewitness news at 6:00, an amazing life saving rescue by firefighters. this after a driver is trapped in a badly mangled car. we're going to hear from the firefighters next. >> also ahead, we check out new york city's first medical marijuana clinic that opened today. >> mike piazza returns to new york city. this time as a hall of famer. will he be wearing a mets hat or something else? >> looks young enough to play again. i'm meteorologist lee goldberg. cloudy, fairly comfortable by january's standards. 45 degrees. evening temperatures over the next seven hours, pretty stable. winds are calm.
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talk about lucky to be alive. an amazing if painfully slow rescue today. a car crushed after an accident with a truck. three people were hurt. >> firefighters used the jaws of life to remove the man driving the car and it took them an hour to do that. >> a very long hour for that guy. expressway. >> reporter: from the looks of it, you might think the driver of the red car did not survive this horrific crash. his car
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dumpster. >> i've never seen it with this outcome, a condition like this where somebody actually urvived. -- survives. >> reporter: when they arrived at the scene of the crash, they were quite surprised to see the driver's hand poking through a crevice and him crying for help. >> please get me out of here. >> reporter: firefighters then began using the jaws of life and two other powerful cutting tools to cut away small pieces of the car. >> we relieved the pressure on his legs. he started to calm down a little bit. >> reporter: the chain reaction was caused when a tow truck stopped to help a vehicle in a westbound lane. an suv then smashed into the rear of the tow truck as the red car crashed, the suv was pushed in to a precarious vertical position. the red car was then crushed like an accordion by the truck, pinning the driver. >> it's an area probably about 3 feet by 3 feet i'd say and that's where his upper body was.
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with his legs underneath the dashboard. >> reporter: they tore apart the car in small sections, seen in these photos from the fdny that clearly show the destructive force of the crash. they worked to free the driver for nearly an hour. he was rushed from the scene to nyu lutheran medical center. >> turned out to be a great ending. >> reporter: all three victims of the crash had been treated and released. tim fleischer, channel 7 eyewitness news. a year and a half after governor cuomo signed the law authorizing medical marijuana, eight dispensaries have opened their doors. a clinic on 14th street this morning, the facility provides marijuana to patients who have had it prescribed by a doctor. right now it's only available in a pill or oil form. >> no edible products, no leaf. >> as we mentioned, eight dispensaries opened across the
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to launch later this month. >> a lot of people say there should be a lot more than that. we shall see. just ahead, let's talk weather. you know how lee likes to put graphics in his weather report? if he had a graphic for next week, he'd be riding in a roller coaster. a little bit of
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wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past.
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breaking news. the man u-- accused of slashing a woman's face, just walked out of the precinct. the suspect being connected to other crimes over the past few years including a young woman slashed in the bronx new year's eve. bazemore has been arrested 32 times since 1997. jim staying on the story. he'll have the latest tonight on eyewitness news at 11:00.
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forecast that is all over the place. possible snow. i'm really enjoy ing everybody's memories. big storm, 20 inches of snow in new york city and biggest winter, '95-96. today with high clouds. we got to thank our colleague walter for always giving us our sun sets. i've nagged him for years, can you just move the camera so we can get that, and he always nails the shot. here's george washington bridge. looking over washington heights and things are quiet, steady. a lot of volume as usual. westerly wind at 3. high today, 46 degrees. now running 8 degrees above average. we're above average through the upcoming weekend. here's what you need to know. clouds roll in quickly tomorrow afternoon. you'll have sun tomorrow morning. spotty
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late tomorrow night in to early saturday morning, maybe slippery spots well north and west. then there's a six-hour soaking. it's so stormy but consolidated in to a six-hour period. we can get record warmth during the afternoon hours. kingston at 28. poughkeepsie, say thing. 33 in nu -- new city. norwalk, 34. west orange coming in at 45 degrees. clouds overnight, partly to mostly sunny by morning. 41 by noon. we'll have the wind picking up a little bit and then the clouds will start to roll in during the afternoon hours. with the clouds hugging the coast earlier, another patch from philly to trenton to new brunswick. look at the swirling storm offshore. likely out to sea. this one we'll get impacted by. it splits in two though. we get the leftovers with sprinkles in between. this is the storm that will take aim at us through the west. snow and rain in the southwest. it will school up gulf moisture and come at us on saturday night in to sunday. futurecast looking
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mainly clear skies overnight later after the morning cloudiness. low 20s tomorrow morning. still a chill in the air. need the winter coat. sunglasses early but by the time we drive home a lot of clouds coming in. slippery spots well north and west. partly cloudy, 34 overnight. 20s most suburbs. for tomorrow, sunshine to start then clouds will increase. early evening hours should be dry. watch out for the drizzle starting to develop. well north and west maybe a couple slippery spots. on your 7-day forecast, a drizzle or shower, not a washout. sunday is a soaker in the morning. maybe some spots get over an inch of rain. 60 in the afternoon. down to 34 at night. on monday those 30s are going to feel like 20s. even a flurry off to the north and west, probably a better chance wednesday. i don't think we're talking about significant coatings for some area, especially north of the city. 20s at night. that will be a big change.
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when we tease the piazza >> we? >> one of us said when he's indicted into the hall of fame, of course he's inducted in to the hall of fame. no wrongdoing here. >> apparently we said that. [ laughter ] >> cooperstown is a quiet sleepy town but never on it comes alive new york player arrives at the baseball hall of fame. that day
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mets great mike piazza along with ken griffey, jr. voted in to the hall yesterday. today they're in new york to start the official celebration. they took very different roads to cooperstown but they'll be there side by side very soon. >> i figured the only way to get in was to pay. [ laughter ] something you can only dream of. >> reporter: with that, let the 199-day clock begin counting down to induction day. griffey, the highest percentage of votes ever. piazza drafted in the 62nd round who defied the odds. a career spent with five teams but piazza heads to the hall as a met. >> fortunately for me i ended in new york. some way, shape or form became a new york met and truly have a special relationship here with the fans of the mets so thank you. >> oh, and mets fans go wild. piazza is their guy, joining tom seaver as the only met players
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427 career home runs. 12th time all star, making the hall in this his fourth year on the ballot. getting his due. getting his recognition. getting his hall of fame nod. >> the fans' love of the team and dedication and emotion, they brought the best out of me. football now. the giants' coaching search has moved in to high gear. this morning steve spagnola interviewed for the job. nick mangold added to the pro bowl roster. one of the nfl's best weekends about to kick off. wildcard weekend. broncos have the week off. they play again, peyton manning is going to be the broncos' starting quarterback. missed seven games with the sore foot. came in off the bench last weekend. led denver to the big win. now healthy enough to lead the broncos in the playoffs. the knicks have now won more games this season than all of last season and there's
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big win last night in miami. the heat had beaten the knicks the last eight times. blew them out twice this year. but the knicks did the job. robin lopez, season high 19 points. the knicks head to sant -- to san antonio tomorrow night with a three-game winning streak. a little more baseball now. the washington national s today. daniel murphy. a met for seven years, went on that home run hitting tear in the postseason then went looking for a big time contract. three years, $37.5 million. murph now officially in washington. >> i enjoyed my time in new york. it was a lot of fun. some great relationship s were made. but my wife and i are really excited about the relationships we're going to be able to make here. i don't know if i can keep hitting home runs but i sure hope so. we'll wrap up with the mets. they blood drive at citifield today.
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fans made a trade, received a couple tickets to an upcoming game. mets have been doing this for a long time and the fans always show up. >> very enthusiastic drop of blood. >> is mr. met eligible for the hall of fame? >> he may be indicted one day. [ laughter ] >> look what you did. let's take a look at what's coming up tonight on eyewitness news at 11:00. sade is here with a preview. >> coming up tonight, a terrifying ordeal for one grandmother taken for a ride by a car jacker. we've just received video of the suspect who police are trying to track down. the possible risk factors from taking birth control if you're already pregnant. we're going to have those stories and more tonight on eyewitness news at 11:00. >> that's it for us for now. thanks for watching . i'm bill ritter. >> and i'm liz cho. world news tonight is next. eyewitness
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