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caught on camera, three children injured in a hit-and- run crash in newark and this morning, the search on for the driver. >> the future is here. at least when it comes parking. details on new technology coming to pleats cross the five boroughs in and the accu-track radar shows rain heading our way right now. you will need the umbrella today. and good morning, i'm lore lore. >> i'm ken rosato. thanks for joining us. it is an accuweather alert day later this morning and early this afternoon. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. we begin with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> you need the rain gear, the umbrella and the raincoat, too. you need a light rain jacket with a temperature at 46, really mild, we will get to 60 today, but the wind will be cranking at 25 to 35 miles an hour, blowing the rain around. 46 in montauk. 42 belmar. up to the north in pa tippie,
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we have a flood watch in effect in jersey. but everybody has the potential of seeing flooding of some kind. streets, highways, poor drainage areas. all of this from the rain in the west. in new jersey, it starts around 7:03, but gusty and windy around noontime. look at that, that's power- knocking-out wind kind of stuff in the afternoon. so be ready for that. this afternoon, have all your gear, heather will take you to take mass transit, but there are problems on mass transit already. >> yes,we do. 2 and 3 trains are doing track work at 72nd street. service is running local-only. you will have to make a couple more stops from 96th street to 42nd street. hopefully that's taken care of shortly. long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit, all doing just fine. then we have a problem still with us, palisades parkway south near exit #9. it's an obstruction in the roadway. it's on the palisades parkway south of the new york state thruway.
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state thruway going into the tappan zee bridge, it is a good ride. the george washington bridge is minor. lincoln and holland, five minutes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 6:02. new this morning, police are searching for the person who pointed a green laser at a plane over long island. a united air lines pilot reported the laser strike around 11:30 last night while flying over manatuck, on the north shore of suffolk county. the flight took off from new jersey and was headed to warwick, rhode island. it was at 11,000 feet when the laser light lit up the cockpit. and happening now, police in newark are on the hunt for a driver responsible for a frightening hit-and-run. i want to warn you, some of the scenes are disturbing. the self-home video shows the moments as three young girls were hit yesterday afternoon. surveillance video shows the white truck responsible. it hit the girls, excuse me, stops momentarily and keeps
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two men chased the truck and got the license number. >> we chased the guy down and he started to slow up, but must have saw us in the back. he got to the red light and made a left on the light anyway. if we would have caught the guy, there would have been, you know, street justice here. >> thankfully, the girls are okay. that truck was recovered in elizabeth. police say they know who they're looking for. 6:03. the town of mt. pleasant will hold a candlelight vigil at city hall tonight to mourn the victims of last year's metro north crash. six people were killed, 26 injured, along with two railroad workers. the crash was caused by a mercedes box inside the crossing by heavy traffic. new this morning, new york city is going high-tech. >> the days of running to the meter to avoid a parking ticket will be over soon. the smart phone program will be expanding citywide. mallory hoff is live in the bronx with more on how the
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mallory? >> reporter: ken, lori, good morning. yes, this is the real deal. and, perhaps, the future has arrived. we all know about the parking meter anxiety, should i run back, not run back, will i get a ticket, won't i? well, from this point forward, starting at the end of the year, you will no longer have to swipe your credit card at a meter, now just jump on the phone and take it from there. look at the video. this shows what the meters looked like when the pilot program was under way. the pay-by-phone app will allow people to pay from cell phones. the mayor will announce the program on thursday. mobile parking will be implemented for all 85,000- meter-parking spaces citywide. the technology rollout allows drivers to stop at the meter and waiting for a receipt. traffic enforcement agents know immediately whether a parked car is paid up.
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will be immented, according to mayor de blasio, by the end of 2016. so going forward, perhaps you can stop worrying about the meter and worry about something else. mallory huff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, mallory. 6:05. on now to the race for president. and the next showdown for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. they're preparing to face off at a town hall meeting today in new hampshire. clinton's razor-thin victory in the iowa caucuses appears to set the stage for a prolonged nomination fight with sanders. the new hampshire primary just six days away and sanders is the strong favorite to win. clinton is pushing for a debate with sanders in new hampshire, but sanders says he won't agree to that until clinton also agrees to a debate in brooklyn. most republicans are also stumping for votes in new hampshire today. donald trump plans to have a rally tonight in little rock, arkansas. ted cruz campaigned in greenville, new hampshire last night, one day after beating trump in iowa. cruz has two town hall meetings today. before the primary, time
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the remaining republican candidates will face each other this saturday night in manchester. live coverage from new hampshire begins at 8:00 here on channel 7 and on the watch abc app. 6:05. a congressional committee opens hearings this morning on the toxic water crisis in flint, michigan. the city's former emergency manager has refuseth to testify. the fbi is now investigating the led contamination scanned yam. the michigan governor, rick snooid snyder, extended the state of emergency until mid- april. there is a push in the senate now to provide flint with 6 $600 million to replace pipes and provide healthcare. also happening today, president obama's first visit to a u.s. mosque. the president will travel to maryland this morning to see the islamic society of baltimore mosque. he plans to hold i roundtable with muslim community members and says the visit would underscore the importance of staying true to our core value of religious freedom. 6:06.
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seven minutes away from weather
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heavy rain, 60 degrees, and windy, too. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather? >> reporter: i have the gulf war bridge behind me. -- the george washington bridge behind me. it's doing fine. the inbound and outbound, upper and lower levels. going to the hudson river crossings, you can see it's a minor delay getting into the tolls. the lincoln and holland inbound, about five minutes a piece. and looking at the 2 and the 3 trains, the track work has been completed. that's good news. long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit, running on or close to schedule. and the palisades parkway by exit 9, there is an obstruction in the roadway. you will find yourself in a bit a delay. nothing serious, however. we also have the fdr drive construction south from the 70s to the 60s. with that construction cleared away, the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. we have news copter 7 above midtown manhattan, around radio city. john del giorno, what's going on there? >> reporter: that's where we
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and good morning, let's go right down into midtown manhattan here from news copter 7. you can see the fire department activity outside of radio city music hall, all in response to a transformer fire. fires here on 49th and 50th street. both of those roadways between 6th and 7th avenue. looks like this is on the other side of 6th avenue, you can see the cross streets here are closed down. what we can tell you is that the transformer fires are being worked on. 6th avenue is open. 7th avenue is open, but the cross streets, 49th and 50th are shut down while the fire department continues to operate on the scene here. we're live in midtown manhattan, radio city music hall, john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, john, thank you. it is 6:09 and still ahead, a terrifying scare in the skies. new details from somalia. investigators are trying to piece together an apparent
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what aviation officials just revealed. new video from a massive tornado tearing across the south. neighborhoods will wake up to devastation this morning. and remember, you can take the accuweather forecast with you.
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a mysterious explosion on a flight over africa. one person fell to their death after being ejected or simply falling from the gaping hole on the plane's side. two other passengers were injured. it's unclear whether the blast was intentional or some sort of mechanical problem. within the last hour, aviation officials said they had no evidence so far that a criminal act is to blame. today, convicted killer david sweat will be sentenced for his daring escape from an upstate new york prison. he could get seven years added to his time behind bars. he and a partner broke out last june. sweat's person was eventually shot and killed by police. 6:13. new this morning, a new jersey man is trying to avoid jail time for the icy death of his pet dog.
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criminal mischief and animal cruelty. his dog died when he drove his truck onto the middle of an ice- covered river and the ice gave way. his lawyer told the judge handling the case that he plans to plea to a program that will keep him out of prison. now a developing story, you're looking at the massive funnel cloud from what's described as a large and dangerous tornado in western, alabama. twisters ripped through there and eastern mississippi. at least six tornados were reported, as was heavy damage. so far, there have not been any reports, though, of injuries. 6:14. blizzard conditions closed roads in minnesota. six inches of snow, combined with winds near 50 miles per hour, creating white house and whooit whiteout whiteouts there. 6:14. let's check on your accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans outside our studios on the upper west side. bill? >> this morning, it's going to be a totally different look in
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you need your rain gear. heading out the door, you need rain gear, the umbrella, the boots, you need all that kind of thing. you need the hat, you need the umbrella, you need all that. we will have very strong wind, strong heavy downpours of rain, toe-strangling rain as we south korea say on the farm. here's a look outside this morning from our cameras here. this is a shot from brooklyn. it looks like a tranquil morning outside and it is. temperature is 46 and the pressure is falling. that tells us there is a front from the west. we will be near 80 today with -- 60 today with the rain. we will have sunshine to end the week. and then it's colder and maybe even stormier. snowstormier next week. we will talk about that. parts of central northern new jersey, a lot of snow on the ground with the rain that's going to create flooding. so, some of the numbers this morning are on the chilly side, around 32, 33 with the clear skies and calm wind. very comfortable here around
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the wind goes south and we have a flood possibility, flood watch with flooding possible across, really, the entire tri- state area. you can see the big batch of rain coming up from the south. that's headed in. we get rain starting around 7:00, 8:00 and a big batch of rain to the west is a real problem for the afternoon. so you see on the guided -- i think the guided will be a little slow. by 8:00, really heavy by lunchtime, heavier in the afternoon. look at the front coming through during the evening commute and lasts until midnight. then we clear out. i think the temperatures start tomorrow in the low and mid-50s before the cooler air behind the front gets in here. we're looking at a half inch, three-quarters of an inch. montauk, maybe over an inch as the warm air surge up the moisture. the low from the great lakes cuts into canada with the snow. next week, cold air and you can see the jet stream wrapping around that. it could bring coastal storm to us.
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tuesday. after school, 61 degrees and rain, kids, be very careful. we're looking at 59, 61, heavy hour. there will be windy, rainy conditions tonight. the wind will still continue overnight out of the northwest at 25. and tomorrow, the breezy day, a cloudy daxlgs breaks of sun, but still breezy, 54. chilly day on friday. the weekend is great. back to around 46 for highs and low and mid-30s for lows. tuesday, to give you a heads up, we're looking at a week. rain and flooding. be careful this afternoon and all right? >> all right. check on the commute. >> yes, news copter 7 has radio city music hall. john del giorno has an update. >> reporter: yes, you can see the live pictures here. radio city is right in the
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50th street and 6th avenue. the fire department is on the scene, though, although they just re-opened the roadways. 50th street was shut down. they ehad it closed because of that earlier transformer fire. there's a separate scene over here on 49th street. this seems to last a little while longer. the fire department is out here on the street. you can see right here with sky rider 7, center of your screen, right there, one of the manholes was involved in the fire. that's a manhole/transformer fire. they have 49th street shut down between 6th and 7th avenue. 50th street has been re-opened. look for extra traffic in the area. one big note here, though, is 6th avenue. that is still open. all lanes are open. but there are major delays there. live over midtown, john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> expect bus diversions, as well. here's the goethals bridge, staten island-bound, we have a disabled vehicle. there could be delays there. the george washington bridge, not a bad ride for you, as you come inbound.
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there. some minor delays getting into the tolls. lincoln at 5. the holland is also a five-minute delay. 2 and 3 trains, we had track work at 72nd street. that's been completed. but you can expect some delays on the 2 and the 3 train at this point. long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit trains, they're all running on or close to schedule. no major issues there. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. yahoo taking drastic actions to boost the bottom line. they're slashing the staff by 15 percent. that's part of an effort to grow the company over the next two years, about 1600 employees will be out of work. well, the e. coli outbreak at chipotle may be over, but the damage is done. profits plummeted 44 percent at the end of 2015, making it the worst quarter ever. 22 people were hospitalized due to e. coli, which drove customers away nationwide. the worst may be over, though,
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it's a day nobody wants to re-- repeat on wall street. talking about yesterday, of course. >> the dow jones saw a 295 point loss and opens today. the nasdaq and s&p 500 were also down about 2 percent. the losses extend overseas and early-morning trading, japan's nikkei lost 3 percent. hong kong dropped 2 percent. today, fugitive real estate heir robert durst takes a major step toward facing murder charges. he's being rearraigned in louisiana in a change of plea hearing.
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him to be sent to los angeles so he can stand trial in the murder of his former spokeswoman. he's accused of killing susan berman in an attempt to keep her from talking to prosecutors about his first wife's disappearance. ridership is up, way up, in fact, on the mta's two commute yes, sir rail lines, a record 286 million commuters took it last year. the long island rail road is also seeing an increase. 87 million commuters in 2015. that's the highest number since 1949. the mta's chairman attributes the growth to the millennial generation that cherishes public transit. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together. we have cloudy skies and rain on the way from the west as you see. now getting into philly, trenton, a couple of showers coming up here, western hunter valley. more of this will keep going. 7:00, more showers. it gets heavier this afternoon.
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showers around at 8:00. getting heavy with the wind by noontime. afternoon, and very heavy this afternoon, winds at 30 to 35 miles per hour and temperatures that climb into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. heavy rain. get ready. heather is talking about the commute for you right now. what do you think there? >> we have a ton of police activity here in midtown activity, near radio city music hall. we have news copter 7 checking the scene out for us. so, 6th and 7th avenues between 49th and 50th streets. 49th is closed down, 50th has been re-opened, but expect delays through midtown as a result. going to the maps now, i can tell you we have modified schedules for staten island ferry today. and the grand central parkway west by the l.i.e., another disabled vehicle being cleared away. street sweeping rules are in effect. over to you. >> thank you, heather.
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faced with a life or death decision, an inferno behind her or a 3-story jump off the balcony. she jumped into the arms of police below and is telling her terrifying tale only to eyewitness news. and heather mentioned this, news copter 7 over
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1 fighting crime in the city. new york's top cop said january was the safest january on record despite slashings on the increase. and they said that everything will be okay and they will call for my mom to come. >> oh, saved from the flames. a young girl jumped to safety from her burning apartment. it's an eyewitness news exclusive. and it's clear and quiet outside now. but that's all about to change in just a few hours. an accuweather alert day, heavy
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good rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. you're never more than seven mains way from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> good morning, everyone. grab the rain gear. you will need it. it's very mild, so grab the light rain jacket, but you will need it. the wind will be blowing the rain around and temperatures starting around 44 degrees. really warm and mild for this hour of the day. as a matter of fact, we have clear skies and temperatures here, 46. it's going to be your temperature as we go to the next half hour. 44 around teterboro and 46, 45 down the jersey shore. look at this flood watch in effect along central federal new jersey, but everybody, upstate new york, northern jersey, look for flooding today on roadways, highways, streets, intersectionst and even poor drainage areas with snow melt in some of the neighborhoods there is a lot of snow on the ground. look for that, creeks and streams. windy, rainy weather with out winds out of the south at 35
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weather and traffic together every seven minutes. this is why we do this. >> that's true. police and fire department activity continuing in midtown manhattan. news copter 7 is up. john, how is it looking at this point? >> reporter: heather, it's a little better now. you can see the lay of the land here. you can see 6th avenue running northbound. on the left side there, radio city, that's the familiar landmark there. everyone knows right where we are. the issue we're talking about is right there, on 49th street between 6th and 7th avenue. earlier this morning, there were several manhole fires, transformer fires, in the middle of the street. there was 1 on 50th street at the front door of radio city. and a second one 1 here on 49th street between 6th and 7th. the scene over on 50th has been cleared. 49th, though, remains shut down. you can see the fire chief down there conducting the
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49th remains shut down between 6th and 7th avenue. heather? >> i'm sure the buss through that spot are going to be detoured. now going to the maps, talking about the "n" and the "q" trains. signal problems at 39th avenue. the ferry is on a modified schedule for today. new york waterway is running on or close to schedule. on the grand grand central heading west near the l.i.e., a disabled vehicle is being cleared away. you can see delays on the l.i.e. out of nassau county through the kew gardens interchange. and going to the goethals bridge, staten island-bound, a disabled vehicle, you can see that delay coming from new jersey to the span. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 6:33. and today, new york city's police commissioner will address crime in the city and what the nypd is doing to keep all 8 million new yorkers safe. city leaders say crime is down overall, despite a recent rash
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eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now from union square. dray? >> reporter: good morning. the police commissioner is eager and excited to discuss the most recent crime stats. in fact, he's already gone on the record publicly to say that last month, january, was the safest month in city history. and later on today, he will reiterate that point with the mayor by his side when they hold a joint session news conference discussing the recent crime saturdays here's a look at the numbers for you. homicides are down 45 percent, shootings down 35 percent. but slashings and stabings are up 20 percent. although the commissioner says it's not a pattern, there has been 10 slashings and stabings so far this year, either on the trains or in the subways. the nypd has increased patrols and we know the guardian angels are now riding the trains because of the recent spike in slashings. the commissioner is quick to point out that most of the
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have happened have not been random. they've happened among individuals who have had a personal dispute or they were familiar with each other in one way or another. but nonetheless, he says people have a legitimate reason to be concerned and alarmed about the recent uptick in slashings and stabings. back here live at union square, both the mayor and police commissioner plan to hold the news conference later on today at 1:00. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. new jersey appeals court will hear arguments today in the case a former rutgers university student convicted of spying on a roommate who committed suicide. he was convicted in 2012 of several crimes. he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. he secretly broadcast images online of his roommate, skyler clemente, in an intimate
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clemente later jumped off the george washington bridge. an a man found murdered in the suffolk county woods. it's the top story at abc 7 ny. the body of 29-year-old michael johnson was found yesterday afternoon. investigators say he suffered a severe head injury. investigators remained on the scene through the night collecting evidence. at this point, though, no suspects. #w6 36. now to an eyewitness exclusive. a little 9-year-old girl tells us how she still feels this morning. she like she's falling. it's a memorey of the death leap she had to talk. sofa says she had no choice. she was trying to escape, but the building was filled with smoke and flames and she had to go to the balcony of her family's condo and when three mahwah police officers shouted for her to jump down to them, she did. risking everything. >> i didn't know what to do and they just listened to them.
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no chance. >> she was the most competent, brave little kid news4 met. she put complete faith in us. we caught her. >> what an amazing story. sophia's family lost everything in the fire. it destroyed the condo and five other adjacent units, but they're grateful for sophia's amazing survival. lori? and new this morning, surveillance cameras caught video of the man police say got away with $10,000 worth of diamond bracelets. he reportedly acted like a customer and when the royal jewelry and diamonds turned away, the thief reached over the counter and grabbed a tray of bracelets. there's a new front in the battle against zika virus. we now have the first u.s. case of the illness being transmitted through sexual contact. texas officials say the unidentified patient had sex with a zika-infected person who just visited venezuala. the cdc is going to set guidelines on preventing zika's transmission through sexual
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the united states now has 40 cases in 12 states. 6:37 and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic, beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> this is the camera on the roof looking to the east. we have the low part of the horizon making out a little bit of a pretty sunrise. we've got clouds over starting the area. rain coming from the west. it will be a rainy day. we're at 46 degrees. really warm for this hour of the day. you can see the showers we're talking about down here toward trenton, around middlesex county, somerset, hunterton county and dutchess county, too. you can see the heavy rain today, around 10:00, noontime is heavier and the wind picks up, too. the wind will be 30, 35 miles per hour this afternoon. you to watch out for puddles and highway street and flooding. allow extra commute time, but
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that will continue until midnight tonight. kiddos at the bus stop, i think this morning, first off, you're fine for a while. 7:00, 8:00, a few showers, after school, the huckleberries will still be there. i broke the budget and got them all rain gear. it will be 59, 60 degrees with flooding rain after school. how is it going with the commute? this is 6th avenue into the area of radio city music hall. news copter 7 has been above the scene here all morning. transformer fires have been reported. 6th avenue is open, 7th avenue is open. 50th street is re-opened, but we have a closure on 49th street between 6th and 7th avenue. you will find a ton of police and fire department activity. i checked out the buses and they're not reporting buses being diverted yet, but i guarantee you that's going to happen. and the 2 trains have problems at 39th avenue. street cleaning rules are in effect.
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>> thank you, heather. comedian bill costby headed back to court today, fighting the assault allegations against him. what a judge could decide today. a drug tunnel discovered at the mexican border. new video this morning taking you underground. and the empire state
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6:42. parents in one school district sounded of about a plan to use breathalizers on campus. a meeting with administrators was held last night in nyack. the proposal calls for breathalyzer tests to be given at high school students attending school events like dances or football games. it would be given to students who show signs of drinking. the plan has yet to be voted. 6:43. a pennsylvania judge will rule today on whether to drop sex crime charges against bill cosby. a former da who declined to arrest cosby a decade ago testified yesterday that he believes cosby can't be prosecuted. he says he granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution so cosby could testify in his alleged victim's civil lawsuit. and a model who accused cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the playboy mansion in 2008 dropped her
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martin shkreli says congressman are trying to rack up chief publicity by calling him to testify today about the price hikes he imposed on cancer and aids medications. . an investigation shows shkreli's company expected to make huge profits by raising the price of old drugs he acquired. the price of one medication was raised more than 50 fold to $75,000 for a bottle of 100 pills. 6:44. new this morning, a lot of frustration for drug tunnel diggers in mexico. police found the latest project. the unfinished tunnel was 32 feet deep, 7 feet wide and taking drugs from tijuana to the united states. the diggers had gotten 10 feet closer to the border when police moved in with dogs and their own digging tools. an auction is under way for several pieces of high- priced jewelry once belonging to bernie madoff. the service began the auction yesterday.
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a bracelet studded with more than 650 diamonds. starting bid there begins at $21,000. proceeds from the auction go to the victims who made money in the $64 billion ponzi scheme. and you can find out more about bernie madoff's -- bernie madoff during a special mini- series on abc. it begins tonight and continues tomorrow. it gets started at 8:00 p.m. here on channel 7. 6:45. good morning america is coming up next. robin roberts is live in times square. good morning, robin. >> good morning to you, as well, ken. the race for president, the candidates are in new hampshire now, all eyes on donald trump as he defends himself over his second place finish in iowa. we will hear from donald trump live this morning. he will talk to george and we have full team coverage there in new hampshire. and new details in the virginia tech murder. how the 13-year-old may have met the man charged with her murder. it's a secret chat app at the center of the tragic story.
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california. a winning ticket worth 63 $63 million has yet to be cashed in. one of the biggest unclaimed jackpots in lottery history, who was the winner, just over a day left to collects their fortune. could you imagine? >> can you imagine throw taking out accidentally? >> i hope it's not, you know, in the bottom of a -- you know, somewhere. >> exactly [ laughter ] >> that would be me. >> me, too. >> we'll check in at 7:00. >> please do. >> you bet. 6:46. time to check on the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans upper west side. >> yes, get the umbrella, you're ready to go. got to have the rain gear and the umbrella. i would take the light rain jacket because you're going to have the rain blowing around for the afternoon and evening commute. you also, of course, need the umbrella. here we go, need the proper
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skies and the wind here. as you go up in height, you will get the camera bouncing around and the wind and that will transform down to the surface. we're looking at no rain so far, yesterday at 50. today at 60. it's windy, wet and warm today. clearing and cooler going to tomorrow and friday. and then we have a stormy tuesday next week. we will talk about that. 44 is from brookhaven to montauk. 47 around newark. the numbers are warm. the winds are east, but the winds will turn south ahead of the front that's off to the west. so the winds going south, the moisture comes up, flood watch in effect until 5:00 for central jersey. cloudy skies, there's a few showers now coming up, the rain is heavier to the west, but the front, the rain gets in here at 10:00, noontime, the wind picks up this afternoon. it's an afternoon and evening
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street and highway flooding. flooding and melting, of course, temperatures at 60 with the rain. we're looking at some neighborhoods and suburbs with snow clogging up drains and things. they're still around 60 degrees, which is way warm. the rain will last until midnight tonight. so it starts around 7:00 this morning, builds at noontime, heavy this afternoon through the evening commute. and then next week, we're looking at a coastal storm coming up south from the coast. that's monday night into tuesday. so this afternoon, temperatures get near 60. it's rainy and windy. be careful getting to the bus at the bus stop. flooding rain. i'd make alternate plans and keep yourself safe. it will be windy overnight tonight with a couple of showers. tomorrow it's cloudy and breezy, 54. then a nice, sunny weekend, but we're also looking alt -- i'm
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you on tuesday. a snowstorm for tuesday. first things first, the flooding rains and wind today. we have a nice weekend coming up. have your rain gear, guys. back to you. >> thank you, bill. we will pretend we never heard anything about tuesday. heather o'rourke has a look at the commute. >> yes. i'm back. this is in the white spot, checking out the garden state parkway. showing us pictures northbound, right here exit 123 in sayerville, home of bon jovi. we have delays, check out the delays. the accident itself is in the local lanes, but you have the local lanes and express lanes completely jam-packed as you get into exit 123 to the west. this is a webcam, this is right in the middle of midtown, manhattan. right here, radio city music hall. web an ongoing problem.
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50th street re-opened because of an ongoing transformer fire and 50 buses, not saying they have delays, but there could be lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. happening today, the annual tradition returns to one of new york city's most famous buildings. it's time for the empire state building run-um. this is the 39th year of event. the 86-floor sprint takes about 10 minutes. and what's also become a tradition, amy freeze and rob powers will be among the participants. 6:50. brace for landing, there is a reason flight attendants always show you how to prepare for a water landing just in the relic of american history,
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technical difficulties led to heart-stopping moments near honolulu, hawaii. the twin-engine cessna had landing gear problems. the pilot was given a choice to make an emergency landing at the airport or the water. the pilot chose the ocean. the pilot was the only person aboard. the good news, the pilot's doing just fine. everything used by president john f. kennedy from kittens to rocking chairs, valuable. >> but the school set used by a joining jack kennedy at the school in the 1930s has now been branded a fake. >> oh. >> for the second time.
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that a prior generation of museum staff discredited the desk and buried it in storage. >> huh. coming up, a new ways to feed the meters. >> forget quarters. you just need a smart phone.
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it is 6:56. police in new jersey are continuing their search for the driver in a hit-and-run that injured three young girls.
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chaotic moments after the incident in the iron bound this afternoon. you can see the white truck responsible. it hit the girls, stopped momentarily and kept on going. two men chased the truck and got the license plate number. an an eyewitness news exclusive, a 9-year-old girl who jumped from a third floor balcony to escape a fire tells us that she still feels herself falling. sophia says she had no choice because her building was filled with smoke and flames. it forced her out into the balcony of her family's condo. three mahwah police officers shouted for her to jump. she did and landed right in their arms. no more fumbling for change or a credit card to park in a city's metered space. soon you can use your cell phone. >> mallory hoff is live in the bronx. mallory? >> reporter: ken, lori, good morning. the future has arrived. you will no longer have to swipe your card at a meter, just jump on the cell phone instead. you can see what the meters
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successful pilot program. the pay-by-phone app will allow drivers to pay for parking and add time to meters right from their phone. the mayor will formally announce the program on thursday. mobile parking will be implemented for all 85,000 metered parking spaces citywide. the plan is set to go into effect by the end of 2016. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. a vigil and demonstration continues in front of the u.s. attorney's office in lower manhattan. a group has been holding a sit- in since yesterday afternoon of the they're marking four years since ramarley graham was shot and killed by police in the bronx. the parents are frustrated that no one has been held accountable despite the u.s. attorney taking over the case two years ago. and now over to heather. >> looking at the garden state parkway in summer on a sunday when you're coming home. this is not the summer, this is the garden state parkway northbound on exit 123 in
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3-car accident in the local lanes, three-car accident in the express lanes. john del giorno showed us the delays. it's unusual. you don't see this there at this time of year. and over to the maps, we have this going on from midtown manhattan with the closure on 49th street between 6th and 7th with the transformer fire and 50 bus may experience a few delays. >> thank you, heather. . >> that's the home of bon jovi. >> yeah. >> traffic is lining up when bon jovi comes through. >> so true. you can see the clouds here. that's kind of low and in the distance there. a few showers accompanying this morning, between 7:00 and 8:00. it's 46 around cambria heights. down the shore, 45, 45. we have warm, windy, wet weather here. the rain is just to the west. it's creeping in, heavier rain to the west and south. we will come in, making it windy, rainy with flooding conditions this afternoon. be sure you've got your rain gear.
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tomorrow, much better day.
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