tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 17, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
america this captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org developing at 4:30, apple has just said it will fight a judge's order to break the encryption of the stan bernardino shooter's iphone. we're live with the implications of millions of iphone users. things are looking much better today. we'll give you an early heads- up about the weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. you are halfway there and never more than 7 minutes away from
an inch and a half of rain has washed away the ice and salt, too for that matter. we're looking at a calmer day for sure. temperatures this morning have been right around 37 degrees, which is warmer than our normal overnight low, which should be in the upper 20s. you'll want to dress warmer. 36 at massa peek with a. -- massapequa. 37 from bridgeport to poughkeepsie. we'll warm up nicely to is up and clouds. we'll get to 45 degrees about 2:00, 3:00 this afternoon. we'll see temperatures in the 50s coming up in the accuweather forecast. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. >> what day is it? >> today is hump day. we have that f.a.s.t. track repair.
5:00 a.m. metro-north is running on or close to schedule on the long island railroad, doing okay. new jersey transit, no major problems to report at this point. we had a couple of accidents to start off the morning, but we have this that's still with us. we have a flooding situation here because of those rains. we have all lanes closed down. that is in both directions. construction at the george washington bridge as you come down on that upper level. lincoln and holland, you have construction. we'll show you the george washington bridge as you come inbound. you can see the upper level is heavier than the lower level. that's because of that construction. hopefully you'll get that cleared away by 5:00 a.m. meantime, you want to go to the lower level, but that's easy pass only. the bayonne bridge is closed until 5:00 a.m. they usually do a traffic poll right here. they canceled that.
story, software giant apple vowing to fight a court order to help prosecutors hack into the iphone of the alleged san "eyewitness news" reporter dray clark is live with more. >> reporter: apple's ceo tim cooke says the company will fight the judge's order because it creates a so-called back door that could make future devices less secure and more vulnerable to attack from hackers. now, some background on how we got to this point. this stems from a judge's order that was handed down yesterday ordering the company to help investigators break into a cell phone belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the san bernardino terrorist attack that happened last december. investigators have been unable to unlock syed farook's
to learn more about what he and his wife were doing and who they were talking to in the days and months leading up to that terrorist attack. apple says the order by this judge is an overreach by the u.s. government. in a statement issued by apple's ceo tim cook, he says this, "the united states government has demanded that apple take an unprecedented step, which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand." right now, apple's ceo tim cooke says he will fight the judge's order. we should also mention that the manhattan d.a.'s office is also on board saying in part it's time for congress to ensure lawful access to smartphones when it comes to accessing evidence in crimes. so this will essentially be a battle of the titans. the u.s. government versus apple, which is the largest
we're going to have to see who will blink first. meanwhile, here at 1 police plaza, later on this morning at 10:15, senator chuck schumer as well as the mayor and police commissioner will be holding a news conference discussing a cut to counterterrorism efforts. the white house, senator schumer says, is you thing can terrorism dollars by more than $300 million. they will gather to try and somehow compel the white house to restore that funding back to about $600 million which helps the nypd. that will happen at 10:15 this morning. almost certainly, you can expect this question regarding this decision against apple to come up during that news conference. we'll be here when that happens. for now we're live at one police plaza, dray character, "eyewitness news." -- dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." police are still looking for those who attacked a tourist. the brutal attack happened
police say the suspects punched the victim in the face after refusing to buy tickets to the statue of liberty, believed to be fake. the suspect and a female accomplice took off, but police know who they are looking for. a three-hour flight turned into a 28-hour odyssey for a plane load of passengers just trying to make it to jfk airport. delta flight 944 left the dominican republic monday for a 6:00 p.m. arrival on jfk. low fuel and bad weather prompted them to get to manchester but there were no customs officers so they had to fly some in so folks could get off the plane and spend the night in a hotel. he hit a patch of rough air and had to turn around in boston. then a third try for jfk at 8:00 last night finally. >> i feel great now that my feet are on the ground.
you for keeping us safe. he was very professional and thank god he was an experienced pilot. >> i hope they bought everybody a cocktail. >> as for the day long trip, the 159 passengers had nothing but nice things to say about the crew since they got to know them very, very well. a vicious storm knocked down trees and turned roadways into rivers as it swept through the tri-state in englewood. powerful winds uprooted a tree causing it to drop into a home. the water was spotted rising near ninth avenue. the heavy downpour caused the down. at the peak of the storm, there outages. yesterday. >> certainly did. let's check in with bill. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> and we like it when the the forecast. here we go. we're at 4:38. we've got cloudy skies. we'll see the cloudy skies
we'll have a very nice day with sunshine. you'll need the sunglasses, 37 degrees. as we get to about 8:00, the temperatures will still hang around 37. might even drop a degree or two before we get there. by the time we get to 9:00, 10:00, 45 will be the high. that's a little warmer than normal for this time of the year. we cool down this evening into the upper 30s. cold air comes in tonight. there might be a sprinkle or shower or wet snow shower around. we'll talk about that and colder air coming. the weekend's in the 50s. that, too we'll talk about next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. when you show live pictures, there is something going on. >> this is the l.i.e. near glenn cove road. we had an overturned vehicle but look, they cleared it away and everybody is moving along without problems.
about subway status. f.a.s.t. trains until 5:00 a.m. long island railroad and north carolina transit are doing fine. the bronx river parkway is reopened. the george washington bridge, we had upper level construction that has been cleared away. the lincoln still has construction. le hole -- the holland still has construction. that's good news if you normally go to the george washington bridge. bayonne bridge is closed until 5:00 a.m. we also have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, an 18-year- old man opens a new medical clinic in florida. wait until you hear why police took him away in handcuffs. >> also, a california woman is facing attempted murder charges this morning. police say the drama started over a bad haircut.
it's 4:42. an 18-year-old young man is accused of posing as a doctor. he didn't get arrested until he opened his own clinic. police in florida had been watching malachi love robinson since early january when he held the grand opening for his medical clinic in west appeal beach. officers arrested the teen after he gave a physical exam to a female undercover agent. love-robinson says he's innocent. >> i'm hurt because of the accusations and allegations, but like i said this is not the
accused. i will pursue this. when i do, you guys will know. you'll be the first to know. >> love-robinson has been accused of posing as a doctor before. he was cited for practicing medicine without a license in october. >> wow. hey, he's dr. love! [ laughter ] >> they call me dr. love! remember that? >> yes. we look towards midtown this morning. going to be a nice morning for skating practice. we've got clouds that will be breaking up today. we've got a northwest wind and we'll be looking at a nice day today. we're looking at wall street, bowling green to the battery. we're looking at 37 degrees. humidity is 65% with a northwest wind 9 to 12. temperatures are normally at 29. the rainful yesterday right at an inch.
pretty sunrise today. it will be chilly with less wind. a few slick spots. it will be below normal temperatures in the next couple of days. we'll warm up this weekend and no major storms maybe in the next seven to ten days. hopatcong at 75. a cloudy sky close together like poughkeepsie to the jersey shore. the cloud cover is pretty much uniform. 9 here in the park. 15 down toward brooklyn. so there is a little bit of windchill this morning. the real feel looking at 37 in the park. grab a jacket, coats and sweaters, that sort of thing. this is snow, these are clouds. i'll take the clouds off. along 95 to the mare parkway up
one little batch coming by. then you see clouds. these are very high clouds to the west. so we'll get breaks of sunshine through that. by the time we get to afternoon today, we're looking at low to mid-40s. we'll be looking at colder air pouring in tonight. tomorrow night's temperatures will be right at normal. in the afternoon tomorrow we're in the mid and upper 30s. so a chilly day tomorrow with below normal temperatures and start off with a fry in the teens and low and mid-20s. clouds and sun, a breezy day today. we're at 45. tonight, partly cloudy and chilly. tomorrow, there's a nice day. it's a little brisk and chilly. it will be a pretty day at 37. check out the weekend. look at saturday. we're talking about stuff like april here. sunshine, windy, warmer, 57 on
and we're even at 50 on monday money we'll cool down tuesday, but still that temperature is warmer than normal. >> when are you putting the boat in the water? >> excellent. >> looking forward to that. >> what are you doing next month? >> i'm going on bill's boat. let's all go. one morning. >> hey! >> i've been working on that. >> i'm sure you have. 4, 5 and 6 p.a.t.h. trains have construction until 5:00 a.m. metro rail and emergency transit are doing fine. all lanes were closed down between main street and west chester county center, but the floodwaters have subsided so everything is reopened. you still have construction at the lincoln and holland tunnel. new jersey turnpike truck lanes are closed.
into north of exit 14. that is for construction. that's until 5:00 a.m. as you look at this camera, you can see that the new jersey turnpike is not affected by this at all. so it's just the truck lanes that are closed down. as you go into 139 to and from the holland tunnel, you have that closed down for road work. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. 4:47. anger over what she thought was a bad haircut could land a woman in prison for life. prosecutors say the san diego woman tried to kill her barber because she was unhappy with her new hairstyle. investigators say swayne seemed okay with the new 'do when she walked out but came back later with a loaded gun. >> she's upset and points a gun at the barber and pulled the trigger tri-three times. >> thank goodness the gun
a young man whose wallet was stolen is somewhat happy in morning after the thief mailed him some of the items that were inside. some of the items, a long list of the young man's belongings. the thief then sent a note explaining why he chose to keep several things for himself. "eyewitness news" reporter a.j. ross has the story. >> reporter: a night on the town recently cost riley more than he bargained for when his wallet was gone. >> completely dejected. had to get new credit cards and everything. >> reporter: going back to the brooklyn theater where he last had it, he came up empty. he never lost his humor. >> i was like 2 to 3,000 yen in small, unmarked bills. >> reporter: out of nowhere he received this mysterious letter in the mail. >> two weeks later envelope shows up unmarked.
his license and credit card had been returned but his wallet and metro card were gone. >> it was cool to get part of what was lost. >> reporter: the anonymous offender wrote the cash was kept for weed, the metro card was held onto because the fares increased and the wallet was too cool to give back. >> it was clear that this is the work of a specialist. we have a spot smoking modern day robin hood out there. >> has a message for his new pen pal money. >> the ironic thing really is that we could have been good friends. we both like willco, indy music, same tastes in wallets. he or she tried to, you know, take what was of any value, any currency. >> good sense of humor. it's 4:49. two words are having a big impact on a group of state
the words are "thank you." they came from a kansas second grader just days after he collapsed during gym class. they rushed to his school and got him to the hospital. he is okay now. as a token of his appreciation, he gave a hand made thank you note to the responders. that wasn't all. >> i gave one trooper a big of candy. >> it'll warm your heart. now adays with everything going on in the world it's pretty neat to have a little kid recognize you. >> gauge's mom says giving the presents was simple because the troopers went above and beyond to help her son. a hip-hop artist is helping dogs that are down on their luck. rapper trey the truth is taking time out to help four-legged friends that are being cared for by the homeless. unlike the people who care for them, the dogs are not allowed in shelters. the houston rapper is making sure the dogs are fed properly.
i think this is a start, most definitely. >> the program is run by houston's jurassic bark hungry and homeless project. the group helps cats as well. >> nice thought. very sweet. coming up on "eyewitness news" this morning, the behave was out in full form nation a rally, but at for the and tie beyonce protesters, well that is a whole other story. >> also trying to make a buccaneerly cost a cab driver
the pope's trip to mexico is bringing him to the u.s. border today. pope francis is capping his five-day visit with a stop in juarez near the texas border. the pope is also making a highly anticipated visit to city prison. it is 4:54, and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> indeed. we are looking at a day with
temperatures in the mid-40s today. we're looking at a beautiful day, a day in which we see a lot of sunshine. the colder air pours in tonight, tomorrow, and friday. you'll see here, we have the temperature of about 37. by 5:00, 6:00 this morning, that temperature will start rising. by afternoon, we're into the upper 30s by, you know, mid- day. we get into the mid-40s later on. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather's looking at the commute. how's it going? through morristown. we have this downed poll and downed wires so all lanes are closed down in both directions. if you are commuting up towards morristown on route 202, that's going to be an issue for you. 4, 5 and 6 train, long aisle railroad, new jersey transit
we had earlier flooding that has subsided. everything has been reopened. george washington bridge, upper level that work is cleared. lincoln and holland construction is just about cleared away. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. a highway in colorado's rocky mountains is shut down because it is a little too rocky. i-70 will not reopen until tomorrow at the earliest. witnesses say some of the boulders were as large as cars. thank goodness nobody got hurt. officials say two-way traffic may not be restored until some time next week. a bill is on its way to require transgendered students to use locker rooms and rest rooms based on their sex at birth. the governor says he'll need to
a group that claimed beyonce's halftime show was a slap in the face to police officers called for people to gather outside nfl headquarters to denounce the singer, but only two people showed up. however, a large group did form outside nfl offices. most were beyonce fans who came prepared to support the singer. it's 4:57. just ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, flames erupt inside of a home in west chester county. the quick work of firefighters to prevent the fire from spreading without any serious injuries. >> also, the pictures police want to you see after they search for a woman who seduces men with expensive taste? jewelry only to steal from them. >> after the heavy rain, we're in the clear today. bill evans has the exclusive
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: email@example.com new video at 5:00 a.m. and several firefighters are injured after their quick work prevented an apartment fire from spreading in west chester county. >> a warping from police as they search for a -- warning from police as they search for a woman preying on with expensive taste in watches. >> after a day of heavy rain today. stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. you are never more than seven traffic. bill?
grab a jacket or sweater. you will need that. our temperature at 5:00 a.m., 37 degrees. it's 36 in smith and babylon. brookhaven 33. westhampton always a chilly 35 poughkeepsie. 33 wrightstown. that's a little cooler with the wind that's kind of out of the northwest now. 39 in the bronx, 31jfk. monticello. normal overnight low is about 26, 27 in the city. little snow showers popped up around fairfield county. otherwise, cloudy skies and breaks of sun today. temperatures are going to be 38 by 11:00. we get to the mid-40s this afternoon above normal this time of year. it gets a little colder and a lot warmer. all of that in the accuweather forecast. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. that's heather. that's heather. take three, that's heather. >> here i am.
subway service is running on or close to schedule. no major problems. metro-north, long island railroad, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. if you are going to morristown route 202 between morristown green and dowdy strode, we have a downed poll and downed wires. so all lanes are closed down in both directions if you normally travel up 202. minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln and the holland, all of that construction has been cleared away. we still have this issue with the new jersey turnpike truck lanes. they are closed from exit 6 to 14. this is where construction should be cleared away shortly. as we take a look it at this camera here this is the new jersey turnpike. it looks like they may have opened the truck lanes. i'm going to say they are open at this point. that's good news for commuters. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. it's 5:03.
firefighters were hurt battling a fire inside of an apartment building in yonkers. firefighters were able to contain the flames to one apartment and safely remove several families. there were minor injuries. a watch thief with her eye on a specific prize is on the run this morning. after targeting two men and their fancy jewelry just days apart, "eyewitness news" reporter mallory hoff is live in midtown with the pictures police want you to see. mallory? >> reporter: good morning. one of the cases happened here in midtown manhattan. your time piece can be a sign of affluence or success but it can also make you a target. take a good look at these surveillance image.
she is accused of snatching two offshore watches. together, they are worth over $100,000. on two different occasions, she's met men in the meat packing district and gone back to hotels with them. investigators say she steals their watches after they fall asleep. the victims in these cases are 28 and 35 years old. this happened back in august but investigators have now released the images as part of what they are calling an ongoing investigation. live in midtown manhattan, mallory hoff, channel 7 "eyewitness news." a mother and child remain in critical condition this morning after police say a man stabbed then slashed four of his own family members in connecticut. police shot and killed the woman's husband, 51-year-old christopher andrews, when he refused to drop his weapon yesterday morning outside of his home. inside of the home, andrews police say attacked his wife,
neighbors say andrews is a lawyer with a practice in new york city. a $45 fare nearly cost a livery cap driver his life. the victim is counting his blessings this morning. the driver says his passenger was octobering odd the -- acting odd the second he got into the cab. he thought about pauling over but didn't do that. then the driver was attacked from behind. >> when i look at him, i said wow, i think i'm driving the devil in my car. >> the driver needed 60 stitches to close the cut on his face. despite his injuries, he was able to tackle and then hold his attacker until police arrived. >> wow. it's 5:05 in the race for the white house. new polls are showing donald trump is holding onhis expanding lead in south carolina where voters head to the polls in a few days. megan hughes joins us live in washington with details.
candidates will be in the state of south carolina where, as you mentioned, donald trump is on top. he's also on the attack. donald trump calls in on stephen colbert's the "late show." >> i can think off of the top of my head three things that cbs will not let me repeat. >> reporter: so he's vowed to clean up his dirty language. that doesn't mean trump's playing nice. >> then bush, poor bush. he comes out and he goes, i don't think donald trump can beat hillary clinton, but i can. so i say, why aren't you beating me? >> i don't care with a donald trump says. the guy is a complete loser. >> reporter: bush his has a picture of his own gun with his name printed on the barrel.
the latest headline "dolt.45." on the democratic side, hillary clinton with a nearly 20-point advantage. both candidates appearing on nevada public television last night. >> you cannot ignore the impact of what wall street greed has done to this country and no state, no state has been hit harder by that greed and illegal behavior than the state of nevada. >> i spent a lot of time in nevada. it's one of the most die verse, exciting places in our country. >> reporter: sanders and clinton are battling for minority voters in both states. african-americans are expected to make up more than one-half of the democratic vote in south carolina. megan hughes, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> one other note, sanders' campaign will release a new television campaign ad today featuring the daughter of eric garner. he died after being put in an apparent choke hold. the ad will appear in stations
clinton has a commanding lead. garner's mother has chosen to endorse clinton. 5:08. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather, traffic, and meteorologist bill evans. well, let's look outside. we're looking athe our camera here at 4 times square. we have a nice visibility here all wait down to lower man hat ton 1 world trade towards staten island and out the verrazano narrows bridge. looking right around wall street down toward the battery and toward the brooklyn bridge. this is nice. a couple of little snow showers have popped up around western suffolk county and fairfield county. a little wave going by. that might be slippery up the road, but otherwise no precipitation coming today or the next seven days. we're looking at 39 by 9:00. 40 by 10:00. then we're looking at 45 as we get to the afternoon with a lot of sunshine mixed in with clouds.
we'll talk about that in a moment. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. what's going on out there, heather? >> we have a couple of issues going on. we'll start with unfortunately weather stuff behind me. so i'll tell you that our subways are running on or close to schedule. we have all of our mass transit as far as long island railroad and metro-north and new jersey transit doing thrust fine. we have this ongoing problem in morristown, new jersey, route 202, which is closed down near the morristown green. subway service is running on or close to schedule. that is all fine. like i said, metro-north, long island railroad, new jersey transit is doing okay. morristown green down to dowdy street with downed polls, downed wires. we have all lanes closed down. that could be a problem if you are trying to get to morristown bedminster.
control the entire south china sea. taiwan's south ministry says it will pay close attention to any further events. the philippines is monitoring the south china see situation. a presidential spokesman says today the news has increased tension in the region, and it is not in the interest of any nation in that region. the missiles are said to have a range of 125 miles. that would make a threat to both military and civilian aircraft. a new top dog has been show. pointer! [ cheers and applause ] >> c.j., the german short haired pointer won best in show at the prestigious dog competition. the 3-year-old pup bet more than 327 other doggies to win. is he the first of his breed to take top marks since 2005. the best in show win hears a busy morning ahead.
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harsh outside as far as that wind goes. that's kind of calmed down. there is a little bit of a snow shower in fairfield county up into wyndham county. getting a little snow shower coming across long island. otherwise, clouds. these are the thicker, lower clouds. these are lower clouds. we'll get sunshine breaking through. the temperature will climb into the low 40s, mid-40s this afternoon. you see the flow out of the northwest here? that's cold air coming in for tonight. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow chore tomorrow starting out at 37. it will be 27 in islip. we're in the mid to upper 30s for tomorrow, a little colder than normal. we bounce back really nice. clouds and sun, breezy today. we're at 45. partly cloudy, chilly, teens in the suburbs. tomorrow's a gorgeous day, but it is brisk and chilly. we have a lot of sun, 37.
about i two minutes per day. 38 with clouds friday. friday, warmer air surges up. so friday night there might be a sprinkle or a shower. we'll be looking at 38 degrees. so we are going to be looking at chilly air. as a matter of fact, thursday, we're looking at this air mass to give us to start the day in the teens and 20s on thursday. so it'll be colder but look at the weekend. saturday we're at 57. we're at 52 on sunday. even into monday, we're around 50 degrees. over the next seven days, we're not looking at any harsh cold or any snowstorms or anything like that. we're looking at nice weather as we get into the weekend. it's february. there has to be something going on this weekend in town, right? >> there has to be. find it. >> let's create it. >> let's be original. >> i don't have time to really create anything. if i did, some people would say
>> sometimes with the weather, yeah, that is very true. >> well, i created this subway status map for to you tell you that our subway service is running on or close to schedule north. new jersey transit doing just fine. as you head southbound at route 100, we have icing on that exit so use caution. we could still have icing conditions out there. route 202, downed poles and downed wires have been everything has been reopened. there. lincoln and holland tunnels, everything is moving along without a problem there. this is a look at what's happening right on the belt parkway. the traffic is doing just fine as you move through the area of jfk. so if you are going to catch a flight or pick somebody up, you should be just fine. bayonne bridge, overnight and put away. alternate side of the street
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sleet and snow, and now necessity can add wild turkeys to the list. a mail carrier was on his route yesterday afternoon when the turkeys then surrounded his truck and blocked him in. when police showed up, the turkeys scattered and trotted back into the woods. the mail carrier was not hurt, but at least three homes did not get their mail. by the way, postal workers also travel that work say that wild turkeys like the ones pictured here, have become a real problem in that area. >> maybe they were expecting a package. >> they can be mean. >> ugly. i'm sorry if you happen to like them. >> and they don't taste good. [ laughter ] you are never more than seven minutes away from weather. [ laughter ] >> and they don't taste good?
>> because they are gamey. well, that's a gang of turkeys, andny they have been prevalent on the east coast and west coast. the ones on the east coast are really mean. here's what's going on this morning. this is all under control here. all right, here we go. there was a little snow shower popping up around fairfield county. that's kind of gone now. we're looking at 37 newark to the park. northwest wind 10, 13 miles per hour. it is a nice start to the day. we'll warm up nicely. the cold weather is on the way. a little shot of breezy, chilly stuff tomorrow. weather then heather every seven minutes. what are you got going on? behind me. that's the george washington bridge right there. we have an accident getting onto the cross bronx expressway. we head to the maps. i can tell you that subway
long island and new jersey transit doing just fine. the ram top route 100 is icing on the exit ramp, so you'll want to use caution if you are traveling along the spring board parkway or any roadways as there could be icing left over. route 202 is a downed pole and downed wires that have been repaired. all lanes have been reopened along 202. we have a minor delay, george washington bridge, lincoln and holland tunnel. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, a frustrating flight that took nine times as long to complete as it should have. what created the debacle that left passengers desperate to get back home? >> today, the grand reopening
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this morning, a battle over privacy that could have an impact on how the bost deals with terror suspects. >> we're live with a big decision by apple overnight. >> the tourists looking to deal with being attacked over refusing to buy tickets for the statue of liberty. >> and after a day of wild weather, we have good news today and better news for the weekend. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. it is wednesday, february 17th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill everybodiens. >> you know it's wild weather when you had all four seasons in one week. [ laughter ] >> take a look outside this morning.
33 palms river. long branch, where there's the summer home of ulysses s. grant, belmar has a temperature around 35. 36 long island. these numbers are pretty close because of the cloud cover that we have but we'll have sunshine today. we'll get to 42 by 2:00 and between 2:00 and 5:00, it hits 45. we'll have a nice day. it's going to get a little colder before it gets a lot warmer. we'll talk about that next in the accuweather seven-day forecast. we do weather and traffic together every seven minutes. let's talk about carnegie deli is making me starving. >> the matzo ball soup is amazing. no major problems to report as you leave queens. this is the george washington bridge and cross bronc expressway. the major deegan to the cross bronx expressway, we have an
spill. as we take a look at this camera here this is the belt parkway right in front of jfk airport, not a bad ride for you in both directions. subway service is running on or close to schedule. metro-north, long island railroad, new jersey transit doing just fine. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. 5:32 and developing right now. a showdown between apple and the federal government. overnight, apple vowed to fight a judge's order to allow investigators to hack into the iphone of the san bernardino shooter. dray clark is live in the meat packing district. the implications of this decision are far reaching. >> reporter: good morning, ken. we're talking about millions of iphone users and apple ceo tim cooke taking a hard-line here saying that the company plans to fight this judge's order. the company sends out a very lengthy letter and statement to its customers explaining why
essentially, they say it's all about protecting their customers, their users as well as their data. on tuesday, a judge ordered apple to help investigators break into the iphone belonging to syed farook. farouq and his wife were behind that deadly terrorist attack in san bernardino, california last december. investigators have been trying for two months to get past the encryption on farooque's phone and finally asked a judge to compel apple to break through the encryption on his phone. apple says it cannot do that. it believes the fbi's intentions are good but ultimately it believes engineering a technique to access encysted phones is simply unacceptable. in a statement, apple's ceo had this to say. "the united states government has demanded that apple take
threatens the security of our customers." so again, apple's claiming that they are taking this tough stance to protect their customers. the fbi says this would be this one case only. apple says no, they fear it could be used for potential future devices. so rather than start the precedent by agree together judge's order, they will take the hard stand and fight it. so essentially it is a battle of the titans. the u.s. government versus the largest corporation in the world. now the question is, who's going to blink first? time will tell. we're live in the meat packing district, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." happening today, new york leaders are coming together to fight the proposed cuts to the nation's anti-terror programs. mayor bill de blasio and senator charles schumer will join new york's city police and fire commissioners to speak out against the cuts. the latest budget proposal
initiative from 600 million to 330 million. the initiative helps cities with programs designed to prevent, respond to, and recover from extremist attacks. the search is on this morning for a pair of suspects who targeted a tourist in lower manhattan. police say the victim is from arkansas and was punched in the face and knocked unconscious after he refused to buy tickets to the statue of liberty that he believed to be fake. the attacker and female accomplice took off, but police say they know who they are looking for. jury selection is expected to begin today for the former new jersey woman accused of killing her young son more than two decades ago. she is accused of killing 5- year-old timothy who 1991. his poddy was found almost year later in edison near an office where she once worked. the trial is expected to last
5:36. the funeral planned for supreme court justice antonen scalia is coming up. the president is challenging the senate saying republicans have no constitutional grounds to refuse to vote noting they will have plenty of time in the remaining 11 months in the president's term. >> i will present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat. this will be the opportunity for senators to do their job. >> senate republicans say they will not confirm anyone who the president nominates. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> a look outside shows you a nice morning in progress. we've got cloudy skies with good visibility all the way down to staten island and down
looking through the camera in brooklyn through the lower east side, bowling green, wall street. around the brooklyn bridge south, we just have cloudy skies now, a couple of snow showers near lou huntington eastward out towards gardners island on the twin forks. we really will see clouds today, breaks of sun, a nice day. temperatures with ill warm up to normal. by the time we get to 2:00, 3:00 this afternoon, we'll talk about the rest of the week and weekend coming up next in your accuweather seven-day forecast. heather, i see something on the roadway. >> reporter: that is right. this is the major deegan as we head into the cross bronx expressway. i'll tell you what's going on, on the deegan. it is the major deegan common ramp. in the meantime, as you go to
you'll find stop and go traffic because of the construction that's in the process of being cleared away. we have minor delays george washington ilincoln and holland this is the belt parkway that's doing just fine again. as you go through jfk, picking up a little bit of volume there. metro-north, long island railroad running 0 on or close to schedule. lori, ken, over an exhausting journey. hear from the passengers who were expecting a 3 1/2 hour flight from punta qana to new york but instead went on a 28- nightmare. >> a stolen wallet is returned sort of kind of.
a three-hour flight turned into a 28-hour trip for a plane loaded with passengers trying to make it to jfk airport. delta flight 944 left the dominican republic on monday for a 6:00 p.m. arrive allergy at jfk. low fuel and bad weather prompted the pilot to divert to manchester, new hampshire, but there were no customs officers there. the pilot tried again yesterday morning, but he hit a patch of rough air then turned around to boston. the plane spent four hours on the ground before its third try at jfk. at 8:00 last night, that plane made it to the ground. >> it's good to be back. >> i told the captain thank you for keeping us safe. he was professional and thank god he was an experienced pilot.
the 159 passengers had nothing but nice things to say about their crew, since they had gotten to know them very well. meteorologist bill evans has the forecast. >> we take a look at times square, new york. the crossroads of the world, brought to you by dodge. we do have a little bit of cloud cover this morning, but you know, you can see it's above the tops. buildings, about 800, 900 feet. these clouds roll out of here and we'll have a nice day with sun and clouds. got a little northwesterly wind at 9 miles per hour. at times gusting to 17. the pressure is rising. yesterday's high is 54. normal is 42. we should be at 29 degrees at this hour. we're at 37 with an inch of rain yesterday. it will be chilly today with less wind. we'll be seeing a few slick spots this morning. we warm up nicely today with temperatures above normal. tomorrow and friday, the
no storms coming in the next seven days. 35 around caramel and beautiful putnam county and across the hudson river to rockland county. here's that little northwest wind here. going to be a beautiful day with a little wind. it drops the real deal down here toward the freezing mark. the bronx 29. today we have snow showers out toward the east end towards sag harbor. we'll be seeing a little break of sunshine today. we'll have a temperature that gets into the low and mid-40s. notice the flow coming through the northwest. colder air will slide in tonight. we start tomorrow around our normal overnight low, 27 degrees. by afternoon, we're still maybe a little bit below normal tomorrow and friday. friday morning will start off
near 20s around the five boroughs. clouds and soon breezy, 45 degrees. teens in the suburbs. tomorrow we're looking at sunny, brisk and chilly day. so a warm front comes through friday night. there might be a shower or rain or a wet snowflake as the warmer air surges up. we'll get to 57 on saturday. it will be windy, but what a great day. it's windy and sunny. go fly a kite. on sunday, we'll have sun and clouds, 52 and 50 on monday. we're looking at nice weather going into the weekend and first of next week. kind of calm, kind quiet. >> did you just walk in front of the camera? [ laughter ] >> things are just happening here. >> this is a living studio. >> we are on from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00. >> join us, won't you?
>> let me just make something clear. i did not walk in front of the camera. i've done it a couple of times, but not this morning. let's check out the web cam. i want to take a look at the major deegan starting to pick up a little bit of volume by the george washington bridge. there's a reason why we head to our maps. we have this accident on the deegan. there's also a involved. f train mechanical problems so uptown service is running local only 36 street into roosevelt avenue. as you go into the brooklyn bridge inbound, heavy but moving as you head into manhattan. minor delays george washington bridge lincoln and the holland tunnel opinion as you cross the george washington bridge, it's moving just fine in both the upper and lower levels doing just fine. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today.
a man who lost his wallet has some measure of comfort after a good samaritan steps up to help him out. kind of. riley flaherty realized he lost his wallet but then receives this envelope. the anonymous sender wrote that he kept the cash that was inside to buy marijuana. he also kept the metro card that was inside because the fares increased and the wallet was just too cool to give back. >> the ironic thing is that we could have been good friends. we both like wilco, ebb join indy music, same taste in wallets. he or she tried to take what was of any value. >> flaherty says he was happy some of what was lost was returned. well, the usual suspect
mess around new york. snow showers are expected today. after about a foot in western new york yesterday morning, the storm and stranded tractor- trailers were combined to stop traffic on a major high way for about three hours. the roadway had to be shut down during the afternoon rush so tow trucks could get the big rig out of the way. >> ooh, i'll be happy when summer is here. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, the delicate work to save a little boy who somehow fell out of his seat and dangling from a ski lift. it's all caught on camera. >> also, the loving bond shared
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. caught on camera. a young boy and a ski lift combined for anxious moments. >> where are we? over here. >> we'll take it from here. >> we'll center your screen and i'll look at the center too. those legs dangling belong to a 12-year-old. he wound up dangling 30 feet in the air. the operator shut down the lift tarp. at the count of 3, the boy let 5:50. two words are having a huge troopers. the words are, thank you. they came from a kansas second grater gage, just days after he collapsed in gym class. ems and state troopers rushed
gage is okay now, but as a token of his appreciation, he gave a hand made thank you note to the responders and that wasn't all. >> i gave one trooper a bag of candy. >> it'll warm your nowadays with everything going on in the world, it's neat to have a little kid recognize you. >> giving the presents was simple because the trooper went above and beyond to help her son. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, pope francis plans to wrap up his five-day trip to mexico with one of the most anticipated stops. >> after a day of rain, aeneas
it's 5:54 and looking at a nice morning here. looking at our camera in asbury park. looking good here with cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-30s. we're looking at about 37 in the park to rockland county. elizabeth, a little bit of a northwest wind that's coming in and makes it feel like the low 30s. taking a ride from the staten island ferry. temperatures next seven hours. going to warm on up to 41 by mid-40s this afternoon. it's weather then heather. what have you got going on? >> i have an wantaugh that's off on the shoulder and not causing a traffic delay. the bqe getting into the battery tunnel where we have an accident.
the southbound side. the common branch of the westbound. debris still involved in that. uptown local only 36 into roosevelt avenue. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. 5:55 and the pope's trip to mexico is bringing him to the u.s. border today. pope francis is capping his five-day visit with a star in texas border. there, he will meet with mexican workers and grassroots groups. the pope plans to visit a prison there as well. defending national league champions get back to work. mets pitchers and champions are hoping for another season that stretches into late october. the mets' position players arrive next wednesday. the yankees pitchers and catchers report to tampa tomorrow. an expectant mother dealing with heartbreaking news
though, between her unborn baby. >> stop what you are doing and tang a look at this. brittany mcintier was told one of her unborn twins would not survive. her sadness quickly turned to excitement when she went to the san know gram. the doctors -- sonogram. the doctors captured the babies touching. mason may not get to know his family but the mcintyres will forever cherish the special sibling bonding moment. >> most twins are kicking each ear and hitting each other. she said with our twins, it just seemed like she was very protective over him. >> the mcintyres say it's comforting to know if mason passes away before birth, he is not alone. little mason had the brain forming in his crest and a whole in his heart so it doesn't look like to full term. that's so special. >> a lot of comfort in the
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climb to safety. >> consumer technology versus counterterrorism. apple ordered to hack into the iphone of an isis this morning, apple's ceo is fighting back. >> gentlemen, you'd better watch out. police are on the lookout for a woman with sticky fingers and a particular eye for jewelry. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is wednesday, february 17th. you are never more than seven minutes away. we begin with meteorologist bill evans. >> as we said earlier. we've had all four seasons in a week. so we're going to be looking at today quieter, calmer weather. we start off with 37 degrees around central park. great neck is around 38. massapequa is around 36.