tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC January 27, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
virus and word of a case on long island. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's wednesday, january 27th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> this morning it's warm. we have a couple of sprinkles around, too. if you are walking out the door, grab the umbrella. warm temperatures this hour of the day. 45 the normal afternoon high is 39. we are at 42 in montclair. hop pat kong 37. hard-pressed to find a temperature below the freezing mark. black ice on roadways is not a concern. a couple of sprinkles around. you will see them here on the radar. sprinkles up the hudson river valley showing that that might be mixed in with an ice pellet in putnam or windham and connecticut. we will look at another warm day like yesterday. 45 degrees this afternoon. yesterday it was 48, debbie duhaime.
>> i know, that's for sure. good morning, bill. good morning, everybody. we are off to a nice start with mass transit. l.i.r.r., new jersey transit, metro north on or close to schedule. on the g trains delays with signal problems at green point. george washington bridge e- zpass to the lower level. lincoln and holland moving okay. e-zpass until 6:00. fdr drive up through the 70s, ongoing construction. yesterday a baby was born on the fdr drive in the 20s t. alternate sides are suspended. back to you, lori, ken. >> debbie, thank you. the man who police say slashed a brooklyn man on the subway has been arrested. the question is could he be responsible for a string of other attacks in the city. dray clark is live with new video of the suspect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ken. the investigation is still very much a work in progress but
suspect because his grandmother turned him in. she recognized his red hat and red sweat pants and called the police and told them come and get him. reporter: overnight we are getting the first look at the man accused of randomly slashing a 71-year-old woman across the face on the d train monday morning. 21-year-old damon nose was arrested tuesday afternoon. >> i hope god he should repent, you know. because of his life. >> reporter: the victim, carmen rivera doesn't want to show the 4-inch gash across her face. she said the slashing in noho happened so quickly she didn't realize she was cut. >> he just pretended that he fell and he fell on top of me and that's when he slashed my face. >> reporter: although you can't see his face, police say surveillance video shows him
turnstile, falling flat on his face. >> he flew out, he flew. they couldn't get him. they tried to get him but he was flying. >> reporter: detectives are looking to see if he is connected to any other random slashings across the city. now he is being held on multiple assault charges. the victim, also grandmother, had to receive 20 stitches to sew up her face. after she got home after the incident happened she told her family members she fell on the job. >> tough lady. we are getting word of another apparently random subway slashing in manhattan. this is hours ago in east harlem. a 32-year-old man was slashed
southbound six train happening after 9:30 last night at the 116th street station. the victim received stitches at the hospital. for the first time since the blizzard, public school students are heading back to class in newark. crews spent the last four days cleaning up the snowy mess. mallory hoff is live with the latest on the progress there. mallory? >> reporter: lori, good morning. significant progress has been made here in newark. we just took a good drive around. things look very different than they did just in the last few days. different than yesterday in fact. if you take a look outside of this school, you can see the sidewalk is, in fact, cleared. the issue is this. this is a concern in other areas in this area as well. but you can see half of this street still blocked this morning. this will be the scene as students make their way back to this elementary school here. if you take a look at this
see crews out here hard at work picking up the snow and moving it to other areas. new jersey department of transportation was called in yesterday because of the issues on the roadways here. there were as many as 200 crews on the road. the mayor of newark work here will get done. >> we will do this block by block until it actually gets done. i know tensions are high. we will not leave anybody stranded or left behind. we will work until we get it done. >> reporter: back live, again, most of the streets and roads morning. the problem becomes some of the side streets, some of the areas that maybe were plowed but in the process of digging out, people moved the snow back on to the roadways. physical you are walking your kids to school or the bus stop
in newark, you are going to want to be careful. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. governor chris christie offering pipelines after he angered flooding problems. he called the mayor of north wildwood crazy for complaining that flooding was worse on saturday than during superstorm sandy. >> i think he was generally sorry for what he said to me. i would like for him to let the residents, the business owners and first responders know that he understands what we went through. >> he is bullying everybody on the media and making us look like idiots and he has turned his back on us. >> the mayor angered the governor by saying the water was half a foot higher saturday morning than 2009 was during superstorm sandy. a tragic discovery for the family of a young hoboken man
his money was found in the hudson river. matthew genovese left friends in a bar in hoboken telling them he was going home. it was a ten block walk. a detective found his wallet and keys by the waterfront. three days after he vanished, new york city police divers helped to find his body in the hudson. >> when he did not show up to work on monday morning, matthew worked on wall street. at that time family members were called and they came to us to report matthew missing. >> police say that there was no sign of foul play but it's not clear how matthew ended up in the river during the blizzard. a case of the dangerous zika virus has been confirmed in nassau county, long island. doctors say the patient tested positive yesterday. they have not revealed which nation that patient traveled to. 20 cases have been confirmed in nine states.
this morning denmark confirmed its first case of the zika virus. travelers are being warned to avoid places where the virus is present. at abc7ny we have a list of the countries impacted. united airlines responding to the threat of the zika virus allowing passengers to postpone flights to destinations that the cdc identified as travel risks. travelers can choose a refund. an uber driver faces charges this morning accused of attacking a passenger service dog. the woman claims the driver refused to give her and her dog a ride last week in midtown after the passenger told the driver that the animal is her service dog. she said the driver grabbed the leash and slammed the dog to the ground dislocating its hip and leg. the driver claims that he was the one who was attacked.
and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive forecast. >> here is what is going on this morning as we look to midtown manhattan. a morning where the temperature is about 45 degrees. a sprinkle or two here and there. 5th avenue to 59th street where it intersects, 432 park that tall building. 45 degrees. way warm for this hour of the day. a few sprinkles are around. west to southwest wind here. this will be gone in about an hour. then we will begin to see the sun breaking through here today. it will be a nice day with another high temperature into the mid-40s. the sprinkles are gone by 8:00, 38. we get to 40 by 11:00. right around 45 later on this afternoon 2, to 4:00 then clearing skies tonight. cooler weather is on the way. we will talk about flurries possible in the accuweather seven-day forecast.
everybody. on the g trains delays with signal problems at green point. taking it to the goethals bridge into staten island, all construction. you may want to use the outerbridge crossing or the bayonne just wrapping up construction there. 28 in rosedale park with a downed traffic signal. fdr through the 70s, ongoing construction. metered in effect. back to you. >> debbie, thank you. we are following a developing story out west. one person was killed during a police stand off in oregon. protestors have been occupying federal land for weeks. >> this morning we are learning more about a deadly shooting at
the stand off in oregon is over. the leader of the group and several of his followers were arrested during a traffic stop last night. officials say when they pulled over the group, la vow finney come and bundy's brother ryan refused to surrender. shots were fired. eight people were arrested. each will face federal conspiracy charges. a manned and woman in
others started shooting in an area south of downtown. the area is known as the jungle. police say all five victims lived at the encampment. a search is underway for two suspects. in new jersey, take a look at this wild video of a garbage truck explosion. look at this. the truck's two operators got out when they saw smoke filling the cab in hamilton township yesterday. the truck then burst into flames sending debris flying all around. no reports of injuries buted explosion was so big four homes surrounding the blast were damaged. officials say an issue with the trucks battery system sparked the fire and a natural gas container exploded. >> that's an issue. >> four houses? meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> today make sure you have on
more melting will be going on. our cute snow pile at west 65th street gets smaller and smaller. the trucks are working it overnight all around. they have been doing a good job around the five boroughs and much of the area getting it going up. i noticed this on the east side around 5th avenue. it's wet and slushy. more has been pushed into the middle of the roadway. that will melt with the sun and warm temperatures this morning. skies are cloudy. a couple of sprinkles of rain right now. temperature is 45 degrees. 42 around danbury. 41 norwalk. 41 around smithtown. you see low 40s to 46 across southern suffolk county out to montauk. 43 belmar. nobody is below freezing here. a west wind coming in which is warm. this is good for melting snow. this will continue through the morning. we don't have to worry about black ice either. a couple of sprinkles.
snow in the higher elevations like flurries here up to connecticut. behind that clearing skies and afternoon. the rain this morning gets out of the way by 6:00. we get to 6:00 and there is a shower out here from riverhead to orient point to shelter island out to the hamptons and down through sag harbor. then sunny breaks in the afternoon features temperatures at 3:00. in the low 40s. mid-40s like yesterday. yesterday was a real achiever at 48 the high. to start the day tomorrow, cooler air filters in on thursday and it will be around the freezing mark and below north and west. tomorrow morning there might be some black ice issues on roadways early in the morning. getting the kids up in a while after school today, 45 degrees. a great afternoon to be outside. a few sprinkles this morning, sunny breaks, 45.
a blend of sun and clouds tomorrow. right around 40. sunsets at 5:08. sunshine tomorrow then on friday we have one low pressure system in the great lakes. one low pressure system across the area. we may get to the 30-degree temperatures and snow showers are going to be possible as we will be watching that system that we are talking about, one in the great lakes, one in the atlantic. we are in the gap in between. we will get colder weather on friday. there might be a flurry around. looks like we will warm back up as we go into the weekend back up to 46 sunday and maybe near 50 by monday. so, the slush bowl will continue here around the tri- state area and melt off a lot more of the snow. >> bill, with the temperatures yesterday, you taught me the word last year sub la medication. that's when the -- sublamation.
i want my junior weather badge, debbie duhaime. >> i am quite impressed, ken. >> i wrote it down and now he won't give me credit. >> if he wants credit, he got credit. >> g train, you are having issues? >> that's for sure. good morning, everybody. we start off on the g train and tell you what is happening. ongoing delays with signal problems at green point avenue. we will keep ab eye on that. a be pro at the goethals. all lanes closed into staten island with construction. out to the camera, fdr drive northbound up through the 70s, watch for ongoing construction here. and look as we head to our other webcam of the northern state parkway and this is a look at the belt parkway moving fine out to kennedy airport. alternate side parking rules are suspended today through monday. metered in effect. back to you, lori, ken? >> all right, debbie, thank you. an indiana school district is morning the loss of a long time principal.
was pushing children out of the path of a school bus. classes got canceled following the death of susan jordan. a school bus lurched on to a curb. she saved them. she pushed some of them to safety but she got hit. >> we will work closely with the authorities. we want to make it clear it was an accident. and we just ask that everyone in this community and beyond please pray for our students and our great leader. >> two children were greased by the bus. they will be okay. no charges have been filed against the driver. it was an accident. jordan was principal of the school for 22 years. six cleveland police officers were fired in connection with a 2012 car chase that ended with officers firing 137 bullets at a car killing two suspects.
police cars and 105 officers. in addition to the six officers fired, another six have been suspended without pay. the fired officers include michael brelowe who fired 15 shots through the windshield suspect's car. and assault. a police officer has been indicted for using a taser on a city councilman during an railroad rest in texas. miller says he was outside his home with friends practicing a dance routine when they were approached by police back in october. they say the officers aggressively questioned them about what they were doing. >> i put my hands up and i backed up and just was wondering what did i do, how am i interfering. that's when i was slammed to the ground. >> miller was accused of interfering with a police
ethan couch known as the affluenza teenager is expected back in the u.s. this week. he is in police custody in mexico after dropping an appeal against deportation. he will return to face charges possibly as an adult. couch and his mother were arrested in mexico k. he violated probation which was his sentence for killing four people in a drunk driving crash. 4:52. what you are about to see is a musical gift gone viral. that young man at the keyboard is 18-year-old mantel west. somebody saw him at a michigan mall, posted it to facebook and times. the real surprise, west says he has never been taught how to play and he doesn't read music. he learned on electric keyboard.
he is getting offers for free lessons and heard from a los angeles record label. >> that is beautiful. >> something else. >> very cool. good for him. wishing him all good things. coming up next on "eyewitness news this morning," police are searching for a robber wanted for holding up a storage facility at gunpoint.
new this morning, police want your help finding this person. it happened last wednesday night. the worker was not hurt. and let's check in with bill. >> here we go. a look on the upper west side where we are, this corner here. the same thing at the corner where you are. wet streets, slushy conditions. that sort of thing. a little rain shower is popping up from the hudson river valley south and east. that will continue to side eastward.
umbrella. or so. >> subways are on or close to schedule. g train on time. goethals construction slowing you down. southbound new jersey turnpike accident. northern state in could mack a lot of snowy conditions. they are doing snow removal 25 a in kings park. the other camera on the westbound side of the belt parkway moving okay out to kennedy airport. everything is airports. back to you, ken, lori. thank you, we are closing in on 5:00. this morning." from city hall to the stump. mayor de blasio is getting ready to jet to iowa to campaign for a candidate. >> what caused a dead liam track derailment. why they do not believe the
phone before the crash. mom! baby! i love that we're spending the weekend together. oh, i know! hey, why don't you turn off your phone and all your stuff? good idea. it's off. mom? oh, my internet is so slow when anyone else is using it. did you like want to do i am doing something. need more bandwidth for all your devices? it's good to be back.
>> i'm ken rosato. it's wednesday, january 27th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the forecast. >> we take a look outside. skies are cloudy and a few sprinkles of rain this morning. temperature at 5:00 a.m. down to 44. we got 37 kingston. poughkeepsie 39. up the hudson river valley to the north temperatures are above freezing. no freezing on roadways are sidewalks, anything like that h. temperatures mid-40s eastern long island. there are the sprinkles i am talking about. they are winding down from the hudson river west. we will get sunny breaks by 9:00. sunshine this afternoon. look at 5:00 a clear sky. that's what we will look at, mid-40s today. more melting. the slush festival continues here in slush land. heather has the day off. it's debbie duhaime in the traffic center. you got something going on on the goethals bridge. construction. watch for delays into staten
they are trying to wrap up overnight construction. you may want to opt for the outerbridge crossing instead. the new jersey turnpike south car lanes and overturned car by edison. 28 subject to closure in roselle park. g trains back or close. subways on time. inbound george e-zpass only to the lower level until 6:00. lincoln tunnels moving smoothly. eastbound a stalled car cleared by kissena. here is another look at the george washington bridge moving smoothly into town. alternate side parking rules are suspended. metered in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you. the school bells will ring in new jersey's largest city. newark has been scrambling to clear the roads around schools so that students and teachers
the city has made progress and classes will resume in a few hours. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is in newark with more for us. good morning, mallory. >> reporter: lori, good morning. back to school it is. i want to point out significant progress has been made on the roads in newark. we took a good drive around. since yesterday morning things do look dramatically different. most of the streets are cleared. if you take a look, you can see the sidewalk has been cleared. i want to show you a problem. take a look at this roadway here. you can see half of this street is still piled with snow. you can imagine this could potentially create chaos as these students head back to school. i want to show you this video from yesterday. you can see crews out scooping up the snow moving it elsewhere. because of the condition on the roads in newark, the new jersey department of transportation actually had to come out here
there were 200 crews on the roadway making sure things get better. 148 disabled cars were moved. the mayor says things will get done. >> we have done a substantial amount of work in the city since saturday. i think we are almost there. we have a few areas to hit and we are going to continue to be out here until it's completely done. >> reporter: back out live, this mural inspiring thoughts of warmer times ahead, inspiring thoughts of spring. this morning it actually feels quite lovely comparatively speaking, though. the real issue is that on some of these side streets that have been plowed, people went to dig out, some of them a few days late, when they did so, they moved a lot of the snow back on the roadway. that pass sitting there this morning. icing conditions there. bottom line, if you are walking
school in newark, you want to be very careful. live in newark, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, mallory, thank you. we have new information in the random slashing of a 71- year-old grandmother on a manhattan subway. police say this is the man that did it, 21-year-old damon noles. they say his own grandmother called police after recognizing his clothes in surveillance video. in the bronx, this man might be the best reason to always check your own lottery tickets. check this out. he faces grand larceny charges. they say he stole a friend's lottery ticket worth 50 grand. he told the other man the ticket was worth 4 bucks. i will take care of it for you.
to use the money to escape to the dominican republic. developing this morning, the stand off in a ranch in oregon is over. the three week take overended with the deadly crash between the fbi and several members of the antigovernment militia. the leader of the group and several of his followers were arrested during a traffic stop last night. officials say when they pulled over the group. two refused to surrender. shootings were fired. people. each will face federal conspiracy charges. new this morning, investigators are offering a new theory on what caused the dead liam track crash in philadelphia last may. they say the amtrak engineer was distracted by radio chatter from other train operators. a full report on the crash will be released next monday. it is expected to dismiss rumors that the train's phone. the crash killed 8 people and
mayor de blasio heads to iowa to campaign for hillary clinton. de blasio was clinton's campaign manager 15 years ago during her run for the senate. her once lead in the iowa caucuses is gone and she is locked in a tight race with bernie sanders. de blasio will pay his own expenses. republicans are in open warfare again. donald trump is pulling out of tomorrow's g.o.p. debate days before the iowa caucuses. trump criticizing fox news for playing games and complaining that fox anchor megyn kelly is the debate moderator. kelly asked trump pointed questions on his views on women in the first debate last summer. he got blasted by trump who called her a third rate reporter.
president obama and senator bernie sanders will have a private meeting in the oval office. there is no formal agenda for what is being called an informal meeting. the two decided they would meet during last month's congressional holiday ball. the president has not yet endorsed a potential successor. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> here we go, we take a look outside this morning. we have high clouds. we have a little rain. we got sprinkles if you are walking out the door right now about to head out in a couple of minutes, i would take the umbrella particularly the hudson river valley, city, coastal connecticut, long island and the jersey shore. here we are at midtown. the showers are about wound down. we have good visibility. you can see down to the verrazano narrows bridge. you got that kind of visibility, a nice morning. temperatures are around 44 degrees. we are starting out with warm numbers.
afternoon is is 39. from the hudson river to the city eastward is our showers through nassau county, brooklyn and queens here. flushing, astoria down to jamaica bay sliding eastward from st. albans to long island showers. sunny breaks today. a lot of sunshine later on today. and temperatures will get to about 42 by noontime. 45 later on this afternoon. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center for heather. >> a problem in edison, exit 10 an accident on the ramp. car flipped over. take it slowly on the ramps with the wet pavement. 28 is blocked at chestnut in rosedale park. inbound george, lincoln and holland okay.
broken water main. g trains back on time. staten island expressway moving okay now on the staten island expressway. at the goethals bridge overnight construction completely cleared out of the way. alternate sides are suspended through next monday. back to you, ken, lori. >> all right, debbie, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," help is pouring in to flint michigan as the city struggles to deal with a toxic water crisis. who is stepping in to help.
leaders crafted the plan with flint residents and presented it to governor schneider yesterday. that list calls for free home inspections and repeal of michigan's emergency manager law. the naacp said the law gave emergency managers authorities to switch flint's water supply. flint continues to receive generous donations of water from across the country. walmart and several beverage companies are set to deliver 6.5 million bottles of water to the city. this donation will be specifically for schoolchildren and pregnant women. new york real estate heir robert durst will plead guilty to a weapons charge in new orleans. it will put him closer to murder charges in california. he is accused of killing susan berman. hot yoga guy raw has been
million to a former legal advisor. the lawyer said he sexually harassed then wrongfully fired her for investigating another woman's rape allegations. it is an empire taught at 650 studios worldwide. he said his legal problems have almost bankrupt him. five of the accused say he raped them. new york city department of sanitation says plows reached nearly every street including queens. we did see this street still covered in snow yesterday. a front-end loader showed up then started removing the snow. 36 large melters are at work melting snow and sending the water into the sewer system. >> bill evans joins us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> our camera at the triboro bridge in astoria looking
this is a cloudy sky. a few sprinkles that we have this morning. so, out the door you go right now, a little rain. the humidity is dry. temperature 44. very mild. temperatures should be around 24, 28 degrees this morning at this hour of the day. in 1916 it was 69 degrees. warm weather then. 1927 one below. a really weird year in '27 when we had record cold and record heat and we had the super hurricane of 1928 then. the sun is up at 7:11. we won't see that. a pretty sunset at 5:07. 43 down the shore. 36 up to monticello. everybody is above the freezing mark here with this warm air off the south and the west. so, there are the sprinkles
here, long island, suffolk, back to nassau back to jamaica bay and st. albans and jamaica queens. we are looking eastward across coastal connecticut, the sound shore where there is a couple of showers. back to the west we have high pressure building in. we will have sunny breaks this afternoon. futurecast, 5:00 a.m., last of the showers will push through by 6:00. a shower east and down to toms river. but that is gone. look at the afternoon. cloud free, sunshine. 4:00 temperature in the low 30s 4:00 temperature in the low 30s to mid-40s. then overnight we could see freezing issues on roadways particularly north and west with some of these cooler temperatures and clear skies, colder temperatures coming in. after school we are at 45. breezy, brighter, great day to be outside after school with another icy snowball fight. clearing and chilly tonight, 28. a blend of sun and clouds tomorrow. 40. the sunset will be pretty
your accuweather forecast, thursday, friday is where we have something going on. on thursday we have been in the atlantic. we will be in the gap. what will happen, because of the wind from those two lows, it will be blustery and chilly on friday and there is the possibility on friday that we could get a -- a little bit of snow, maybe flurries particularly off to the north and west. sunday 46. so, it will be warmer and we will have much more melting going on and 48 by monday. >> go with the s word again. >> sublamation. i had to look it up. that's where we get the word sublime from. >> he looked it up. what does it mean?
directedly into vapor without first melting. >> scientifically the solid phase to the gaseous nice. >> i had that happen at home. >> let's check in with debbie duhaime. i am so impressed. this is way over my head. good morning, everybody. let's see what is happening as we head to the new jersey turnpike southbound down to exit 10. an overturned car at edison. watch for delays at the ramp. 28 is closed in rosedale park, accident with a downed signal. inbound george moving smoothly. no problems upper east river crossings. 120th street broken subway. goethals bridge construction cleared. alternate sides suspended. back to you, lori, ken. >> all right, debbie, thank you
patrolling the roads is one thing, right? delivering a baby in rush hour traffic is quite another. a new york police officer becoming something of a midhusband on the fdr drive. the expectant mom went into labor on the northbound lanes of the fdr. babies come at their own time. michael sharp was on his way to traffic court when he responded to the emergency call for help on the side of the road. >> opened up the passenger side door of the vehicle. the father was kneeling on the driver's seat assisting his wife. the baby had already crowned, the head was out, the father was supporting the head and on the phone with 911 still. >> detective sharp did what he had to do. he jumped in to deliver the baby girl with help from her daddy. other first responders then
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have the right footgear on this morning. we have a couple of sprinkles, even over to rutgers, new brunswick and trenton. a couple of showers this morning. the temperatures are warm. everybody is above the freezing mark. you don't have for rei about black ice issues. the next seven hours temperatures warm up. then it cools down by afternoon, mid-40s with sunshine as we head from new city in rockland county into the afternoon. debbie duhaime has her hands full in the traffic center in for heather. how is it going. >> let's see what is happening. 1 and 2, earlier delays because of an incident at houston. that is cleared. residual delays on the 1 and 2. as we go out to our camera at the queens midtown tunnel, overnight construction wrapping up here. going to the other camera, the inbound b.q.e. starting to build by the brooklyn bridge. alternate sides remain suspended until monday.
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blizzard. new jersey's largest city gets ready to open its doors once >> yes. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us on >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> looking from the triboro visibility. showers this morning. the showers are moving eastward. a temperature of 44 degrees. 43 long branch. 41 wrightstown. don't worry toms river you have a temperature, it's 44 degrees. automated meters are broken. we are sending the repairman. 41 bridgeport. a few sprinkles here in nassau county, brooklyn, queens, staten island a little sprinkle, too and coastal connecticut. that will be gone in an hour. 7:00. we get sunny breaks by noontime.
lots of sunshine and clearing skies for later on today and tonight. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center for heather. >> on the subways, on the 1 and 2, everything is back on or close. earlier incident at houston completely clear. l.i.r.r., metro north, new jersey transit on time this morning. watch for a problem on 28 at chestnut street rosedale park accident with a downed traffic signal. going to the webcam, fdr southbound through the 70s stop- and-go traffic due to ongoing construction. alternate side parking rules suspended. metered in effect. back to you, lori, ken. >> thank you. this morning a brooklyn man is under arrest charged with slashing a grandmother as she was simply riding a subway train. damon knowles was arrested. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live with that new information for us, dray.
he was turned in by somebody that knows him best, his grandmother. she recognized the clothing in the surveillance video, red hat and red sweat pants. she told police i know exactly who you are looking for. overnight we are getting the first look at the man accused of randomly slashing a 71-year- old woman across the face on the d train monday morning. 21-year-old damon knowles was arrested tuesday afternoon. >> i hope god forgive him. he should repent, you know. because he destroy his life. >> reporter: the victim, carmen rivera doesn't want to show the 4-inch gash across her face. she said the slashing in noho happened so quickly she didn't realize she was cut. >> he just pretended that he fell and he fell on top of me and that's when he slashed my
>> reporter: although you can't see his face, police say surveillance video shows him running and jumping across the turnstile, falling flat on his face. >> he flew out, he flew. they couldn't get him. they tried to get him but he was flying. >> reporter: detectives are looking to see if he is connected to any other random slashings across the city. now he is being held on multiple assault charges. now, the 71-year-old victim is also a grandmother. she had to get more than 20 stitches to sew up the wound on her face. despite the random attack on the subway, she is not afraid. she will keep doing what she has done for several years, take the ride from her home in brooklyn to the garment district where she has been working for a long time. eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. as police made the arrest in monday's subway slashing another. harlem.
face after 9:30 last night as he waited for a southbound 6 train at 116th street. the man received stitches at the hospital. it's back to the classroom this morning for schoolchildren in newark. the schools are reopening for the first time since the blizzard. the delay is blamed on the slow pace of the cleanup. students are being urged to use caution as they make their way to class because some city streets are covered in snow. a live look at the street outside one newark school. governor christie sent in state equipment to help finish the cleanup because it was going slowly. a tragic discovery for the family of a young hoboken man that disappeared during the blizzard. his body was found in the hudson river. matthew genovese left friends at a bar telling them he was heading home. it was a ten block walk but he never made it. a detective found his wallet and keys by the waterfront.
new york city police differs found his body in the hudson. >> when he did not show up to work on monday morning, he worked on the way streel -- wall street. family members were called and they turned to us to report him missing. >> police say there was no sign of foul play but it's not clear how he ended up in the river during the blizzard. a case of the dangerous zika virus has been confirmed in nassau county. doctors have not revealed which nation the patient traveled to. 20 cases were confirmed in nine states. three are in new jersey. president obama met with management officials yesterday after they added the u.s. virgin islands and the dominican republic to the list of places travelers should avoid. it is linked to brain damage in babies and paralysis in adults. grief counselors will be on hand in an indiana school district after a be loved
saving her students from an out of control school bus. the community mourns susan jordan. the kids were outside and set to go home when a school bus lurched on to a sidewalk. jordan pushed them to safety but she got hit by the bus and was killed. >> we will work closely with the authorities. we want to make it clear it was an accident. we just ask that everyone in this community and beyond pray for our students and great leader. >> two of the schoolchildren to be okay. no charges have been filed against the bus's driver. jordan was principal of her school for 22 years. you are never more than and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> we have a nice view from the camera at time's square down to the verrazano narrows bridge, one world trade, staten island to sandy hook, new jersey.
from the camera in astoria down the east river, too. a couple of sprinkles have been around this morning, most pushed east of the city. 44 cloudy skies, west wind at 5. there are the showers we are talking about sliding across nassau, suffolk county, brooklyn, queens, staten island and down around sandy hook. sprinkles slide eastward. sunny breaks are heading your way. temperatures warm. they will cool down a little bit. 44 now. cool to 38 by 8. 11:00 40. mid-40s this afternoon. normal average afternoon high is 39 degrees. we will have a nice clear night tonight. at the bus stop, kiddos, watch out for these lug nuts. otherwise we will have a great start to the day. chilly, grab a jacket or sweater. 45 later on at the bus stop. debbie duhaime how is it going? good morning. everything is back on or close. no problems on the 1 or 2.
the ramp to 287 in harrison overturned car on the ramp. take at this time slowly with the wet pavement. 1 and 9 at 78 a collision. 28 is closed at rosedale. fdr drive southbound through the 70s construction being cleared. alternate side parking suspended. still ahead, new development in the so-called affluenza teen. why he could be back in the u.s. soon. >> developing overnight a deadly shooting at a homeless encampment. what triggered the no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter.
have been a targeted attack. a man and woman were killed. three others were hurt when someone started shooting in a wooded area south of downtown. that area is known as the jungle. police are piecing together details of the shooting. all five lived there. the search is on for two suspects. the so called of a influence even say teenager is expected to be returned to the u.s. soon. he has dropped and appeal against deportation. he will return to texas to face charges. couch and his mother were arrested last month. he violated probation which was his sentence for killing four people in a drunk driving crash. dramatic video of a garbage truck exploding in new jersey. the truck's two operators got out when they saw smoke filling the cab in hamilton township, yesterday. they escaped in time. the truck burst into flames
it didn't hurt anyone but it did damage four homes. >> an issue with the truck's battery system sparked the fire and a natural gas container exploded. a cat got caught in a tough spot for weeks. the cat wondered into a storm drain in stamford got stuck there for six days. the storm drain is made up of a series of winding tunnels and pipes which made it hard for crews to locate the cat. finally the officer set a trap and the officer walked in. that officer climbed in the sewer and lifted the cat out. >> six days, a long time. >> i wonder if it used six of the nine lives. >> perhaps. speaking of cats, let's check in with bill evans. one cool cat. >> meow. here we go, from the camera in brooklyn over to one world
green and down here to the battery and up to the brooklyn bridge looking good this morning. the showers we had here have left. wet streets, sidewalks, melting snow. if you park the car you got to jump the snow, that kind of thing. it will be the routine today. make sure you have on the right shoes. i saw a guy on yesterday with the most beautiful shoes, gorgeous black patent leather shoes this deep in the slush. i said i feel your pain. humidity 58%. winds are west at 5. pressure steady at 30. yesterday's high 38. normal 39. there you see back in 1916 on this day 69 degrees. so, it does warm in the city and around the five boroughs on the year. 40 hopatcong. 37 hackettstown. everybody's number in the area, 29 and counting, above
looking at a west wind 5, 8, 9 miles per hour. that helps. it's a dry wiped. that helps dry out the snow, melt the snow, all that will take place. the showers we have been talking about, the sprinkles here, suffolk county -- everybody in suffolk are getting sprinkled on new haven to staten island, brooklyn, queens but eventually this is where we have sunny breaks that come in in a while. the computer model -- guidance -- snow showers in toms river. i don't think that happens. if it happens and you are down there at toms river send me a text or e-mail then the guidance would be right and i will be wrong. i don't think you will see a sprinkle or snow. you may see a sprinkle for another hour by then into the 40s north and west. tomorrow morning is chilly with cold numbers. there could be freezing on roadways, a little black ice. kiddos, grab a warm jacket or
i give it a b for breezy and bright. a few sprinkles, sunny and bright. there could be freezing overnight. a blend of sun and clouds tomorrow. 40. melting will be going on. and as we go into the weekend it will get warm. but thursday, friday, we have a couple of things going on here. there is a storm in the great lakes. a storm in the atlantic and we are in between. so, it will get windy because of those lows but we will see colder air pouring down for friday. it's possible on friday we actually could have a real feel around 30 or maybe the 20s and snow showers or a coating that could be possible as we go into friday. saturday and sunday are warm right back up. we are looking at upper 40s by the time we get to monday. more 34e89ing be -- melting going on. no record setting blizzard any time soon. >> wow. >> that was an awesome storm.
>> you were gone for it >> notice bill leaves the continent when we have the blizzard. >> no, bill just happened to -- >> just happened to. >> he knew it was coming. >> yeah, he did. how is the turnpike looking, debbie. >> i thought he would fly back for the storm. >> oh. >> on the turnpike, it looks like the accident was cleared exit 10 in edison. the subways, 1 and 2 everything is back on or close to schedule. stop-and-go traffic 1 and 9 south at 78 in newark with a crash. 28 and rosedale park chestnut street accident with a downed signal. fine at the hudson river crossings. no problems at the upper east
l.i.r.r., new jersey transit on time. volume on the l.i.e. westbound out to little neck parkway into queens. inbound b.q.e. stop and go by the brooklyn bridge. alternate parking rules suspended. metered in effect. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," governor christie doubles down on taking over atlantic city. >> plus, the instagram picture of the bull fighter and the
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it got money from federal support last week and city officials hope to start building next year. it's not clear where the city will get 300 -- 300 million more to build the wall. new jersey governor chris christie is calling for a state takeover of atlantic city. he said the resort city isn't capable of getting its finances together. the takeover would last five years instead of the 15 originally proposed. atlantic casino revenue is down in the last decade. a milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns from undercover agents planned a series of attacks. he is accused of plotting a mass shooting at a masonic temple. prosecutor say he wanted to travel to the middle east and
he changed his mind because he couldn't afford the airfare. the fbi was investigating him since last september. a spanish bull fighter may be in trouble for what he brought into the ring. francisco rivera posted a picture on instagram of himself in the ring with his baby daughter. the picture touched off complaints to child welfare. rivera is standing by the to the to. he said it's a tradition in his family to fight bulls like this with children. the little girl was not hurt. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the video of the toddler in her crip that is going viral. her parents watching on a monitor could not believe what they heard. >> also meteorologist bill
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. west 66th street. you have to be careful around the area. i noticed in a lot of spots around the city, wait for the bus stop if you are out in the middle of the street, be careful with the snow and bus stops. there was a lot of that issue going on yesterday. so, be careful today. taking the ferry from staten island, lower manhattan, a west wind about 13. a nice ride today. debbie duhaime has the rest of the ride on the subways and roadways. 287 northbound exit 1 in edison accident involving a truck and several cars. expect delays. looks like a serious accident there in edison. inbound george washington bridge lower level they are filling up potholes by the harlem river drive. people are getting flat tires. be careful there.
westbound still punching up through little neck parkway. alternate side suspended. back to you, lori, ken. >> all right, debbie. thank you. a school in connecticut is calling off the student production of a rock opera. that has prompted a response from the front man of the band green day. officials at the high school shut down the musical american idiot. parents complained because the script included foul language, sex and drugs. green day's front man responded on instagram calling it censorship. the school will put on the little shop of horrors. a child's bedtime prayers made her a hit online. her parents put her to bed sunday without asking her to say her usual prayers. after they left the room she decided to pray on her own. she prayed for her parents, grandmother and santa claus.
>> that is the sweetest. >> listen to that. >> her little hands. >> how cute is that? closing in on 6:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," new from overnight, police identify the man accused of randomly slashing a brooklyn grandmother on a subway train. we are live with new video of the suspect. >> four days after that historic blizzard hitting the tri-state area, classes are