tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 4, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
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says he was roughed up and injured by police officers. we have an exclusive interview at the scene as an internal investigation gets under way. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. it is thursday, february 4th. you are never more than seven minutes away. bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> good morning. we have an interesting weather forecast for you today because we have fog and very warm air outside. it's 58 degrees. normal temperature at this hour should be 27. so we're 31 degrees warmer. 54 to easthampton. so this warm air is creating fog. 7 mile visibility at white plains. you'll see in spots, look at
that's sussism, even to summer set. a couple of sprinkles are along eastern long island. the temperature will drop. this morning, please take a close look at heather's hair. it looks extremely nice, doesn't it? >> yeah, because bill did my hair this morning. [ laughter ] this is what 78 is looking like. you can see that here and see what's happening on long island, the l.i. e. so foggy and use caution. let's go over to our maps. d and f trains, track work. long island railroad, metro- north are on or close to schedule. take your time if you are heading out because of that fog.
4:32 and developing overnight, another possible subway attack. this time, the weapon is a needle. the police commissioner has a warning for subway riders. dray? >> reporter: good morning. police are looking for a man in his 40s that may be connected to the most recent subway attack at seventh avenue and 49th street in the heart of midtown. the victim, a 37-year-old woman says she was going through the turn style last night around 7:00 when she felt a slight poke. she took a look at her right shoulder and saw a puncture wound. she went to the hospital and was told she may have been poked with a needle. meanwhile, police released a sketch of this man who is accused of attacking a man who woke up to find a manned
the man. he is wanted for another attack on the c train that happened on sunday night. after 10 stabbings and slashings so far, the nypd is increasing patrols and they are ordering you to wake up sleeping passengers because more than half involve passengers that are sleeping. >> subways are not sleeping. i know a lot of people are tired and work hard, but our officers are going to be ininstructed to start waking people up. >> i think it's good that the involved. i think it's risky to wake someone up when they are sleeping, but it's a lot safer. i'm not too worried about it. i don't >> reporter: in response to the commissioner's plan to have officers wake up sleeping passengers, pba president pat lynch says it is an attempt to conceal the fact that the city does not have enough police officers, and he also says it is a band aid approach, not a
we're live in midtown, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> dray, thank you. it's 4:34. mayor de blasio is unveiling new plans for a light rail connecting brooklyn and queens. "eyewitness news" reporter mallory hoff is live downtown. the new pictures of the east river streetcar. good morning, mallory. >> reporter: lori, good morning. we're standing in one of the most congested areas in brooklyn. the mayor says his goal is to ease up transportation. the projected costs to do that, $2.5 billion. i want you to take a look right now at these renderings. it shows where we are standing. this is what the proposed streetcar line would look like. because the project would operate on city streets, it's not expected to need state approval, meaning it would not require the blessing of
and west and this would provide a north/south. this connector would run from sunset park to astoria, queens. it would run along the east river connecting the subways, ferries, bus routes and city bike stations. the three cars would travel 12 miles per hour, a trip between there and brooklyn would take 27 minutes. from what we understand, the project will wrap up in 2024. the mayor will make his pitch tonight. mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." an eighth grade student from new jersey claims undercover police officers roughed him up for no reason and dislocated his shoulder. 14-year-old jamod watkins was leaving a bodega when several cars with lights approached him. the teen says he ran because wees frightened. moments later, the officers caught up to him.
ground, pulled my arm back. my arm popped, and then they picked me up and threw me on the car, put me in handcuffs. >> watkins says the officers never identified themselves and never even showed a badge. he also says when he asked for medical attention, the officers left him in the middle of the street. internal affairs is trying to determine if it was newark officers involved in the incident. police are looking for a team of gun toting robbers who are targeting cell phone stores in the bronx. in the past two weeks, they have hit two stores getting away with cash and phones. one store was on west tremont avenue and the other on white plains road. one case, they kicked the clerk in the face before leaving the store. if you have any information or you recognize them, call police. brazil's president says the zika virus has gone from a distant nightmare to a very real threat.
to unite to combat the mosquito that transmits that virus. they are telling women who have given birth to babies with the birth defect "we will do absolutely everything to protect you." meanwhile, "forbes" magazine is calling for brazil to call off the 2016 olympic games in rio because the virus and pollution concerns could pose a problem for all of the people coming around the world. it is 4:38. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> let's look at our corner of town right here west 66th street and columbus avenue as we look across over towards juilliard and lincoln center. got a nice morning out here. it's going to be a morning where we start with cloudy skies and fog. notice that the fog is right at the tops of the buildings here. i would say that's about 300, 250 feet right there. so you won't have any great
you can't even make out one world trade. the current temperature right now, 58 degrees. so we have this warm air surging up from the south and a couple of showers, too. nassau county with sprinkles to the west with the fog. this would get out of the way this morning. then this slug of moisture to the south comes up tonight. that creates some issues overnight for tomorrow, which we'll talk about. so the fog burns off and the temperature drops a little bit. we'll hit our high temperature right now at 58. it will be in the mid-50s skies. not a bad day, actually, when degrees. we've got cloudy skies and rain coming for tonight and snow tomorrow morning. we'll talk about that next. weather and traffic every seven that's heather o'rourke. >> we have foggy conditions right near exit 36. that is a straight path. then we'll flip it up to here going through the new york
this is right near air mont road. i know you can see the cables in the middle of the shot. if you are headed to the tappan zee bridge, keep it slow give yourself a lot of extra time. let's head over to our maps now. subway status, d&f trains. then you have the 2 and 4 trains track work. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank youp. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, wikileaks founder julian assad may be ready to face rape charges under one condition. >> and being known for being outspoken, but hear why this man won't have much to say when he stands before members of congress today. >> and an "eyewitness news" exclusive. the little boy attacked by a raccoon is talking for the
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4:42. wikileaks founder julian assange now says he's willing to end three years of sanctuary in the ecuadorian embassy. he says he will turn himself in to british police if a union panel investigating his case rules against him. they are looking into the claims that the past three years amounted to illegal detention. assange has denied the rape allegations made by a woman in sweden. stop what you are doing and look at the screen. an out-of-control car was
road and went down a driveway and hit a car. >> how do you get it off? who do you call to get a car removed from the roof? >> i don't know. let's check in to meteorologist bill. >> we look at midtown with clouds and we've got fog. we're going to be looking at a morning where we have some very warm air on top of us as well. that's really what's creating the fog this morning. temperature is 58 degrees, humidity high, winds are southwest. even with the southwest wind, there's not much fog around the five boroughs. you see the ceilings are up there. you have the level of the clouds that's midway of the buildings on up. the pressure is falling to yesterday's high 59 degrees.
it low 28. so we're at 58 with 38 degrees warmer for this time of the year. so the rain is tapering off of the showers in long island. clouds are clinging today. we'll look at rain and snow for pardons of the area. then colder and stormy next week. 56 around sayerville. 57 wrightstown. numbers to the north 50 around monticello. 56 around poughkeepsie. should be 27 here, 17 here, and 12 here. so it's way warm with the southwest wind and warm air that is surging up. visibility, as you see, 7 mile visibility at white plains airport. always a tough spot with the fog, but darker shades is where the fog is really thick. morristown reporting a .3 of a mile visibility.
you have a 2-mile visibility at islip. so the visibility forecast as we go through the morning is we are to stay around a mile at morristown as we go through the morning commute. you see we really clear out as we go through the day. no airport delays are showing up anywhere with that fog, by the way. so today, we are looking at a few showers here in eastern morris county, suffolk county. bridgeport out toward new haven to groton. behind that, we've got clear skies. before that gets here, there is a slug of moisture that comes up tonight. we're looking at temperatures that start to drop. they are not dropping a whole lot. by the time we get to 4:00, we're seeing 53, 54 degrees. here comes this rain tonight. the rain hugs the coast. you see the temperatures are dropping, and then overnight, this is going to change to snow for the morning commute right at the coast. right at the coast. so we're looking at a trace to an inch of heavy, wet snow from the city
could be 1 to 3 inches of very heavy, wet snow toward the east end. so we are looking at a few flakes tomorrow morning from the city east and jersey shore. then tomorrow afternoon, the sun's out, and we have a gorgeous weekend. we'll have a lot of sunshine. temperature is 46 on saturday. 48 and mostly sunny on sunday. we'll look at the snow for tuesday. we'll keep an eye on that. >> will we talk about it in a negative way like maybe it won't happen? i'm asking. >> no. [ laughter ] >> and he answered. >> no. we'll talk about negative, positive, we'll talk about it in an informative way. >> yes that's right. >> i got my answer, heather. >> there you go. i've got your answer if you want to use the subways. d&f trains track work at fourth street. new jersey transit, long island railroad metro are running on
staten island ferry is on time. we have a bus detour around 125th street because of ongoing construction they are doing there. p.a.t.h. trains are doing just fine. we have a major problem on the garden state parkway by exit 69. a car went off the roadway so they are out there trying to get that car removed. the covered roadway is closed between the holland and new jersey tunnels. the inbound holland not doing too badly. some construction is left over. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. former pharmaceutical ceo martin extra rellly is going before congress. he gained notoriety when he hiked the price of life-saving drugs up by 5,000% will invoke his fifth amendment rights.
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recovering from an attack from a rabid raccoon. >> 6-year-old aryan gavali was jumped by the raccoon biting and scratching him a little more than a week ago. neighbor danny walls used a stick to kill the animal. aryan's family remains forever grateful that walls was walking by. >> he was like an angel, really. he helped me and helped aryan. our whole family is frankful. >> aryan's family says he is recovering very well. his parents have created a go fund me page seeking donations to help with his medical bills. it is 4:51. coming up on "eyewitness news" this morning, a man is thrown from his truck during a wild police chase, but the crash doesn't stop him from trying to get away.
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on the roof of midtown, temperatures are 58, 50 sussex. the showers will keep sliding eastward here, and these numbers are way warm around this hour of the day. we had a calm to a little light wind here this morning. so down the jersey shore is raining here in belmar. so we have a problem here with the camera, which is evident of the rain that's coming in here. the temperature drops into the low 50s by midday and into the afternoon. then we'll be looking at what's going to be sunny breaks with temperatures in the low to mid- 50s. weather and traffic every seven minutes. she's got some foggy shots. >> i do. so you'll want to use caution and give yourself extra time. here is the southern state pathway. let's go right over to our
2 and 4 trains track work at atlantic avenue. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro running on or close to schedule. lori, over to you. 4:55. newly released dash cam footage from april shows a man being thrown from a truck when he crashed during a police chase. the suspect led officers on a high-speed chase on a highway in idaho. area the crash, the driver tried to get up to get away. two citizens helped police take him down. they were honored yesterday for stepping in. it's 4:56. in today's health alert, a new requirement for college students, undergrads will track their health and fitness habits by wearing fitbits. students who sign up for the physical education class will wear the devices to track their
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org developing this morning, nypd is investigating a new report of a needle attack in the subway. we're live with new details in the city warning riders not to fall asleep underground. >> the presidential race is heating up. the two remaining democratic candidates hit each other hard as we head into the first presidential primary next week.
weather woes today before another round of rain and snow tomorrow. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. it is thursday, january 4th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> just checking out the fog situation for us this morning. here we go. we take a look at our camera in astoria and you see the fog is running right across the building tops. normally, you'd be looking at the empire state building, the chrysler building, and down there is one world so the fog is right at the building tops there this morning. our temperatures are the reason why. it's 58 degrees at 5:00 a.m. that's way warm when the temperature should be about 28 degrees. so we're 30 degrees warmer even at the hudson river valley. middletown, you go toe white plains at 54. low and mid-50s. rain in suffolk county, plans
and then the fog. the temperature will kind of drop a little bit and then warm back up. we'll be low to mid-50s during the day today. yes, we'll talk about snow for tomorrow morning. weather and heather every seven minutes. he she will talk about the subways. >> the d&f train is still with us. the 2 and 4 trains have track work that has been completed. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north doing just fine. staten island ferry is on or close to schedule. other ferries are doing okay. the buses, the bronx 15 because of ongoing construction. p.a.t.h. trains are running on or close. we have an accident north at exit 69. the car went off of the roadway so you'll want to use some caution. the roadways remain slow between the holland tunnel and
we're doing okay at our hudson river crossings. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. a woman in midtown may be the latest victim of an attack in the city's subway system. needle. this is a look at a sketch of the man police are looking for and two other attacks on the c&4 trains. "eyewitness news" reporter dray good morning, dray. >> reporter: good morning, lori. the man police are looking for in this most recent attack is in his 40s. they would like to know exactly what he was carrying in his hand when he poked a woman here at the subway station at 7th avenue and 49th street in the heart of midtown. the victim, a woman, a 37-year- old woman says she was walking through the turn styles at 7:00 last night when she felt a slight poke. she went home, took a look at her right shoulder and realized she had a puncture wound.
she was told she may have been poked with a needle. meanwhile this is a sketch of a different man that police are looking for from two recent subway slashings. tuesday, a passenger woke up on the 4 train and says the manuals standing overch him holding a razor. when he tried to defend himself, the victim sells the suspect punched him in the face and ran off the train. after ten stabbings and slashings so far this year, the nypd is now increasing patrols on the train. the commissioner has now ordered police officers to wake anyone up that's sleeping on the train because nearly half of subway crimes involve sleeping passengers. >> it's always in the backch your mind. i mean, you never know where or when it could happen. you don't want it to be that person it happens to. >> i'm definitely more aware. i can be a little absent minding so we've been leaving
>> reporter: in response to the commissioner's plan to order officers to wake up sleeping passengers, pba president pat lynch says it is an attempt to conceal the fact that the city does not have enough police officers, and he also says it's a band aid approach rather than a we're live in midtown, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> dray, thank you. it's 5:05. the parents of etan patz say a wrongful death judgment was handed down against the kidnapper. patz' parents want it tossed out. they believe pedro hernandez kidnapped and killed their son. just ahead of the debate in new hampshire tonight, the democratic presidential hopefuls are battling over who
now, a new war of words on the republican front-runners. >> reporter: hillary clinton and bernie sanders both appeared separately at that televised town hall last night. we may have gotten a preview of the points they hoped to make at their debate tonight. the democrats lay out their differences in new hampshire. >> the suspect would say there is more excitement and energy in our campaign. >> reporter: bernie sanders argues he is more electable than hillary clinton, defends his plan to raise taxes to pay for universal health care. >> you no longer will have to pay private health insurance premiums. >> reporter: and promises a progressive political solution. >> we will raise the minimum wage. we will have health care for all people. >> reporter: it's hard to see how any of his proposals could ever be achievable. >> reporter: clinton fights back against sanders' charges that she is a moderate, not a progressive.
to get things done. >> reporter: and pledges to make history. >> i will try to break the hardest, highest glass ceiling, and i hope it splinters completely. >> reporter: ted cruz fires back after donald trump accused him of fraud suggesting ben carson was dropping out of the race. cruz told his team to spread the word to the carson supporters. trump tweets "ted cruz didn't win iowa. he stole it." cruz accuses trump of a nasty temper. >> i don't know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this day having his finger on the button. we're liable to wake up and donald, if if he were president, would have nuked denmark. >> reporter: and rick santorum and rand paul bazi cha nonany, channel 7 "eyewitness news." president obama has his nobel peace prize tucked away
the next winner could be donald trump. somebody's nominated trump for the 2016 award. the nomination also includes pope francis and a campaigner for isis rape survivors. the remaining republican candidates face each other this saturday night in manchester. abc news live coverage from new hampshire begins at 8:00 here on channel 7 and on the watch abc app. it is 5:08. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. we go back to bill. >> reporter: here we go. wet streets. you have some of the strodes and roadways that are going to be wet. you see there you go he right there, a perfect example of why you should not be looking at the phone and walking into an intersection right there.
rise and shine! i don't think you need your rain gear from the city west and north, which means up the hudson river valley. long island has showers. there's a couple of sprinkles in central jersey, but that's a little drizzle, and the rain on suffolk county is sliding east. down to our south and west is this frontal boundary. cold air comes in behind that and changes overnight into wet snow, which we'll talk about in parts of the area. temperatures 55 hanging around 554, 55 number cooling into the 40s after sunset. at the bus stop, there are the kiddos. the knuckleheads will be there. i'm going to take the safe side, you know, and say put on a little jacket and sweater, and you should be just fine. don't you think, heather? you know. >> moms are concerned so they put the hats on.
would put a t-shirt on and say hey. >> this is the bqe. you can see that the traffic is doing just fine there. let's go over to our maps with reports of a stall on the bqe. that stall is being taken care of. d&f trains, track work at west 4th street. traffic at atlantic avenue has been completed so long island railroad, metro-north doing fine. staten island ferry is doing okay. yesterday it was running 20 minutes behind with the issues going on, but today they are doing fine. the bs15 buses are limited because of construction. p.a.t.h. trains are doing just fine. guarden state parkway are going north with an accident because of a car going off of the roadway. alternate side street parking
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they thought they were investigating a heroin ring. delgado's son says he hasn't done anything wrong. >> people take it in a bad way. it's other things to that. it has a good and bad as well. we do it in a good way. >> he was wanted in massachusetts on charges of grave robbing. he will be extradited while investigators determine what, if any, laws he has broken. what in flint michigan is causing an increase in skin rashes? hill only terribles are testing the water. meantime, michigan officials and the federal government are pointing fingers at each other. the epa told congress that the state ignored advice to treat its water. michigan officials say the epa didn't express enough urgency about the problem. meteorologist bill evans
>> we have low clouds right at mid-level of the buildings, right at the top of the brooklyn bridge. so we've got this fog in the suburbs creating problems here. we're at 58 degrees, and that's high. warm overnight, temperatures should be around 28 degrees in the overnight hours. so when it's 30 degrees warmer with a southerly wind, that pressure falling 29.88. the atmosphere will start rising today. conditions start improving with the fog situation around 9:00 this morning. yesterday's high was 59. normal is 40 now. we warm up with our normal averages now. yesterday, we had .75 of an inch of rain. we see a pretty sunset coming up at 5:16. lingering light rains in the east and south of the morning commute. this front will bend back toward us with rain developing tonight. switching over to wet snow
slushy accumulations coastal connecticut and long island. out near nassau, suffolk county to shelter island, gardner's island. it's 52 to 54 out through the hamptons there through sag harbor and on eastward really. 57 and 58 down the jersey shore. there are a couple of spots where the a problem. that has been near central and northern new jersey where you see .3 of a mile visibility. somerset and then there's flooding down at the rigstown cause way. you see the showers with this slug of moisture coming up from the south. that's what i'm concerned about for you for tomorrow morning. in that overnight and through the day, we've got the temperatures that are really
even as we get into tonight it's in the 40s and rain. after midnight, the temperature starts dropping like a rock, and it changes over to snow. so you see the line of snow from fairfield county, connecticut, right through the city on down. this will be a heavy, wet snow. with the temperature today at 8:00, the snow is not really going to stick to roadways. you need 24 hours of temperatures below freezing. you see on eastern long island, this hangs around to 1:00. so it will be heavy, wet snow suffolk county and eastward. so coastal connecticut to the city and south. you know, you are west of the city, i get asked all of the time what is west and north. west is this way. north is this way. you get nothing, all right? 54 after school today. going to be very nice, kiddos. 55 and mostly cloudy skies after the morning fog today.
this will be car tops, grassy areas in eastern long island. i don't think it really hurts the morning commute. it is just a possibility that it will be slippery and a nice weekend is shaping up. as we get to tuesday, oh, my, we have a little situation there where we might have, you know, where we'll be looking at as the possibility that there could be some snow as we go toward the eastern end out toward tuesday into the forecast. looking at that fog this morning, low and gray. that will continue through at about 9:00 this morning. so just be aware of that. that's our little trouble spot of the morning. >> it's just a little trouble spot. heather o'rourke knows all about trouble spots. >> the d&f track work at west 4th street. so yeah, you can expect downtown delays but no major issues as far as mass transit goes.
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welcome back. new this morning, an investigation is under way after a bomb threat in wisconsin connected to the hit documentary series "making a murderer." the all clear was given last night after somebody called in a bomb threat at the manitoba sheriff's department and the caller wanted "justice for steven." the call appears to be a reference to steven avery, the man at the center of the documentary. he is serving a life sentence. the defense accused members of the sheriff's department of planting evidence in avery's case. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic with meteorologist bill evans. >> it is foggy outside. low fopping right at the building tops. then you see the lights are on here. we do have the showers that are still out here toward the eastern end of long island along sunrise highway here.
50s and out at the l.i. e. 58 here at the park. we're looking at a southerly wind. 90% humidity everywhere this morning. this will continue. so you are taking the ferry over with a little southeast wind. don't worry about the ferry. they can see through the fog and everything. even if you are taking the ferry back and forth to port jeff here, temperature is 52 and southerly winds coming up. we are can show you the fog pictures and issues on the subways with heather o'rourke. >> reporter: at this minute, all of the work has been continued and all of our subways are running on or close to time. we have one bus being detoured with some construction going on at 125th street.
trains are doing okay. garden state parkway north exit 69 is an exit. a car went off the roadway near the union tolls, another accident is being cleared away. then you have a disabled vehicle bqe south. street cleaning rules are in effect. coming up an "eyewitness news" exclusive. hear from the local middle school star athlete who says he was roughed up by undercover police. ready. when you hear how [car starting] [engine revving] [crashing]
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creating some real problems in parts of the area. the temperatures are around 52 northport and mass peek with a. did i dense fog advisory is down toward mercer county, around trenton and warren county. there's some fog around parts of the area. there are showers along eastern long island. it will be a cloudy day or a very mild day with temperatures in the mid-50s before the wheels come off the weather wagon tonight. we'll talk about that and your commute tomorrow morning. weather and heather every seven minutes. she's had problems out there. where are you right now? that looks like a real problem. >> this is the southern state parkway. we have a ton of activity.
let's head to the map and i'll pinpoint where this is. southern state parkway exit 39. they are trying to get this cleared away, but in the meantime, take it easy as you travel around. d&f trains, track work at west 4th street has been completed. so that's good news. the new jersey transit, long island railroad and metro running on or close to schedule. you'll want to use caution as you are right near the union tolls. happening today, mayor de blasio delivers his state of the city address that will connect brooklyn and queens. mallory hoff is live in downtown brooklyn. mallory? >> reporter: we've all experienced it. i'm standing in what can be the most congested area in brooklyn. the mayor says his goal is to
the projected costs to do that with this project? $2.5 billion. take a look at this rendering. it shows where we're standing right now. this is what the proposed streetcar line would look like. because the project would operate on city streets, it's not expected to meet state approval, meaning it would not require the blessing of governor cuomo. the brooklyn queens connector would run along the east river connecting the subways, ferries, bus routes and city bike stations. the streetcars would travel at about 12 miles per hour. a trip between green port and dumbo would take about 27 minutes. from what we're hearing, this project would start at 2014 and wrap up around 2024. p mayor would make his pitch at the state of the city tonight. mal mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news."
investigating a possible new attack on the subway. a woman says she was punctured in the shoulder with a needle. this happened last night in the station at 7th avenue and 49th street in midtown. police also have a new sketch out. it shows the man wanted for two slashing attacks on the 4 train and c line. 10 stabbings now and slashings so far this year, sleeping on the trains is the last thing you should do according to commissioner bratton. >> subways are not for sleeping. i know people are tired and they work hard, but our officers are going to be instruct to the start waking people up. >> i think it's risky to wake someone up while they are sleeping, but it's a lot safer. i'm not too worried about it. i don't sleep on the trains. >> as for the man in the new
to rob the passengers. then they fought back, and he fled. 5:34. in an "eyewitness news" exclusive, an eighth grade star athlete from new jersey claims undercover police officers roughed him up for no reason and dislocated his shoulder. 14-year-old jamod watkins was leaving a bodega in newark when he said several unmarked cars with flashing lights approached him. exclusive video shows he was simply walking as they pulled up. he says he got scared and so he ran. >> they slammed me on the ground, pulled my arm back. may arm popped. they threw me on the car and put me in handcuffs. >> he says the officials never identified themselves and when he asked for medical attention, the officers left him in the middle of the street. internal affairs is trying to
police are out with new surveillance video showing a team of gun-toting robbers targeting cell phone stores in the bronx. in the past two weeks, they hit two stores. one on white plains road. in one case, they kicked the clerk in the face before leaving the store. give police a call if you recognize them. there's word of a new deal to save the iconic ocean liner ss united states. it's been out of service since 1969. it's been moored in philadelphia at a cost of $60,000 a month. the ship holds the record for speed crossing the atlantic. the conservation group has spent decades trying to redevelop it. the details on the new plan will be released later this morning. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> here's what's going on this morning. we're going to be looking at these wet streets you he here this morning. we have an issue where we're
around. this is kind of the look around the entire tri-state this morning. we're going to be showing you news at the fog. this will dry out today. temperatures will be in the mid- 50s. it will be a mild day today. we're looking at 58 degrees right now coming up. the fog burns off about 8:00, 9:00 into the mid-50s. normal afternoon high is 40. we get to tonight and all of those things change from the city east from the coastal sections which we'll talk about. at the bus stop near the berries of huckle. they'll be hanging out there. we'll be hanging out free treats. >> he'll just take all of your treats. >> oh that's not nice. >> heather's looking athe your commute. >> this is certainly not a treat right here.
ing see all of the activity on the side of the roadway, police. looks like an belong and fire activity. this is the southern state parkway. it's westbound right near exit 39. that is in the process of being clear add way. df trains track work at west 4th street has been completed. ken, lori, over to you. it is 5:38. coming up, in an "eyewitness news" exclusive, hear from the family, the little boy rescued
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already received one round of rabies shot since the attack in front of his ellwood home. the neighbor used a stick to kill the animal that was attacking him. aryan's family remains forever grateful to walls for walking by. >> he was like an angel, really. he helped me and helped aryan. our whole family is thankful. >> aryan's family says that he is recovering very well. his parents have created a go fund me page seeking donations to help with his medical bills. they are also providing updates on his progress. attorneys for comedian bill cosby plan to appeal after a judge refused to throw out the sexual assault charges against him.
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yesterday's high is 59 and normal is 40. so yesterday's rainfall is .75 of an inch. rain is tapering and the showers are breezy. we got a close call tomorrow with rain changing over to wet snow. it's colder and stormier next week. so we're looking at 55. 43 around monticello. you go towards sparta and sent nary college here right around 51. these numbers are way warmer this time of the day. jfk reporting mild visibility. you see the dark running across fire island, 2 1/2 mild visibility down islip. and actually an improvement in morristown where it's zero. now it is up to half a hail. our forecast for the visibility gets much better as we go through the morning hours. we'll see that burning off about 9:00.
up here with that fog so far. it starts to debt busy and we'll talk about that. dense fog advisory. that's for the rain yesterday, and the runoff that is coming in here. we mentioned that yesterday with the snow melt in some of these valleys here, that's what's creating it until 8:30. showers from smithtown eastward, this big batch of rain is coming up. this front backs up so if you are on the other handing where the snow comes from, the front we were expecting to slide eastward. this is 50 miles back to the west it will track today. we see temperatures in the low to mid-50s. tonight, we get the rain starting in the 40s. the temperature drops like a rocket here. the moisture only makes it to i-95 really. so overnight this changes to
it's not likely it sticks to roadways. it could reduce visibilities and could collect on grassy surfaces, car tops and by tomorrow afternoon, the sun's out and we're at 42 degrees. the low hugs the coast. the cold air comes in with that. right at the coastal sections you have that. west of the city and north of the city. you don't have this problem tomorrow. your commute is fine. it's really the city, coastal connecticut, long island and jersey shore. after school, it is a great day. kiddos get outside. your weekend is great. it's going to be quiet, and we'll have morning fog and cloudy skies today. periods of rain tonight changing over to wet snow. a coating to around an inch in the city. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. friday, we've got sun by the afternoon. a nice quiet weekend is coming up. then we get to tuesday stand
we have to see where the storms go and the path, you know, like this one that's coming in tonight and tomorrow. we'll keep snow in the forecast for tuesday. we've got a normal high temperature of 40 on wednesday. so have you got plans for the super bowl? >> yeah. >> do you guys know anything about the super bowl? >> of course. >> what do you know? >> carolina panthersp. >> denver broncos. >> ken didn't say anything. >> manning, cam, what more do you want? >> what's there to talk about? >> i want to know who you think's winning? >> i think the team of whoever has the larger animal. >> the guy who can wear leopard for such an event. >> through go. let's go to heather right now for a check of news. >> reporter: here we go. we have this accident still being cleared away. we have really heavy delays as you come into this area, the
into the accident ken. where's the accident scene? let's head to our maps and i'll tell where you it is. it's right near exit 39. then we have the m trains so expect delays there. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. it is 5:47. still ahead, a 90-year-old new jersey woman gets the surprise of her life at her job. yep, she's still working. >> plus, wedding day dos and don'ts. and two of the most expensive laces are right here in our area. >> remember, you can track weather on the go with our free
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ask your doctor about xarelto . you are never more than seven minutes away on "eyewitness news" this morning. it's 5:55. look at the fog. all of the buildings are gone. don't worry, i can draw them back in very easily. just put them right back where they are. that tall one is always right there. don't worry about it. [ laughter ] >> everything is fine. it will be just fine here this morning. we take a look at what's happening. as a matter of fact, across the area, we've been looking at rain on the eastern end of long island, low 50s here to our north and west. even 45, 50 degrees here. so we are looking at temperatures that are quite mild for this hour of the day. as we go to the next seven hours, we'll be in the low 50s and the fog will be gone. heather's looking and has all
>> look at what's behind me. all of these flashing lights. we'll head right over to our maps and tell you where it is. it is the southern state parkway near exit 39 with that crash being cleared away. then you have the belt parkway west, my favorite thing to report on. an unauthorized tractor- trailer. tractor-trailers are not allowed on parkways. m train signal problem so you can expect delays. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. 5:556. wikileaks founder julian assange has been hiding from rape allegations in sweden, but that's all about to change opinion in a posting on twitter, he says he will accept arrest by british police tomorrow if the u.n. panel investigating his case rules against him. that panel has been looking at his claim that the past three years have amounted to illegal detention. just ahead on "eyewitness news" this mom
police are looking for the suspect behind a pair of robberies on the subway and also this morning we've learned of another possible attack on a subway rider in manhattan. >> one month before the retrial of a suspect in the etan patz case, the parents are making a surprising plea to the court. >> it's every air traveler's dream. how did this woman get the entire airplane to herself some. >> and meteorologist bill everybodiens says, watch out for fog this morning. though it doesn't seem to be affecting air travel. we could even see more snow. the exclusive forecast when we i'm neil patrick harris and new york is my home. no place has more world class culture. come winter, i can't wait to visit our must-see collections of art and superb photography and film. new york has beautifully restored theaters, that are now important centers for the performing arts. and museums that preserve the glories of the past.
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