tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 22, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
>> stay with us for "good new at 4:30, another person randomly slashed while walking down the street. eyewitness news is live. police trying to figure out if friendly fire wounded an nypd officer over the weekend. and the search will resume this morning for a missing man presumed dead after a small plane crashed into the long island sound. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thanks for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's monday, february 22nd. you're never more than 7
traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the forecast. >> it will be cooler than yesterday. we start with sunshine, though. temperature yesterday was 55. the day before, 51. today, we're looking at sunshine and 49 degrees. coldy tomorrow, 41. next shot of rain is overnight tuesday into wednesday. we will look at temperatures probably in the mid- to upper 50s with rain going into thursday. we will talk about this in the accuweather forecast in a few minutes. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. you had a busy weekend, basketball, hockey. >> yes, it was very busy, but it was not nearly as much fun as your weekend. injuries, we have track work at 42nd street completed. that's good news. the service suspended both ways between 242nd street and south ferry.
there is a minor delay at the george washington bridge, minor at the lincoln and holland. we have a downed tree at 46th at van houghton avenue. they may have taken care of that fallen tree. i will keep you posted on that. queens midtown tunnel, one lane open both ways, that's ongoing construction, it's basically sandy repair there. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. new this morning, police investigating another attack in a string of slashings in our area. the latest one happening in the williams bridge section of the bronx on holland avenue. toni yates is live with the latest in the investigation. toni? >> reporter: good morning, ken. three stabings in one day. all in the same general area of the bronx, one of them captured on video. four people now recovering from their wounds. now, we're going to begin with the last one. this was at 5:20 in the afternoon in front of 3046 holland avenue.
the car, they seem at first to taunt a couple of people walking along the sidewalk, then zoom in on the 26-year-old woman. one stabs her in the stomach, the other slash her right here. she told police she doesn't know these culprits and police now say she may have, in fact, not been the intended target. the second stabbing in front of 920 east 73rd street. someone slashed a 32-year-old man in the face and ran off. this was saturday morning, the victim was taken to st. barnabas hospital. the first stabbing was earlier than that. two people were leaving a party in the bronx when they were stabbed. there are three suspects involved there and police say the victims and suspects were all at the same party. so far, no one has been arrested. police are asking if anyone has information about the stabings. if you recognize the people in the surveillance video, please give them a call. we're live in the
>> thank you, toni. recovery efforts resume at 9:00 this morning as police look for a queens man missing since a small plane went down in long island sound. the single engine aircraft was raised from the inlet yesterday. it went down saturday night with four people on board. the coast guard called off the search of the 23-year-old yesterday morning. suffolk county police vow to do what they can to find him. >> obviously the circumstances we're facing now, this is a tough situation, but we haven't given up trying to locate this person. >> rescuers say that the cold water temperatures and pitch black conditions made the situation extremely dangerous for all involved. the men who were rescued have been identified. all three have been treated and released from the hospital. 4:34 now.
shooting of two anti-crime officers in brooklyn. police are trying to figure out if one officer was wounded by friendly fire after a shootout with a the weekend. dray clark is live with more. dray? >> reporter: good morning, ken. we're here at kings county hospital. the recovery is going well and he's looking forward going to be with his family. meanwhile, the mayor came here to the hospital yesterday, where he had a brief exchange with the officer, but now the investigation is focusing on the alleged shooter. the gunman who turned his gun on the officers shooting to kill. jamal funez has 15 prior arrests in new york city and another 11 in chicago before coming here. the brooklyn shootout was not his first showdown with politician. funez was arrested in 2007 for assaulting a police officer and trying to take his gun.
sentence. funez is muslim and has had contact with people, being monitored by the joint terrorism task force. officials don't believe he has a terrorist leading. the mayor spoke about the injured officers during a religious service on sunday. >> two of our police officers fired at and both came out of their ordeal, one walking around the hospital, thank god, the other one will be out soon, fully recovered. >> reporter: eyewitness news learned ballistic tests show the shot that hut the officer in his vest was not friendly fire. it came from the gun found next to funez after he was critically wounded. the bullet free fragments are still being analyzed. and at least check, the suspect was still listed in critical
hospital, recovering with multiple gunshot wounds. we're live at kings county hospital this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. it's 4:36 now. we expect an arraignment this afternoon for the michigan man accused of killing six people and wounding two others in a saturday night rampage. hundreds of people streamed into a kalamazoo church last night for a vigil to honor the dead and also pray for the wounded. a 14-year-old girl shot in a restaurant parking lot, still struggling to survive. uber confirms the suspected killer, jason dalton, is one of the drivers. passengers are lookingin a report that he even picked up passengers between killings. the rampage spanned more than four hours in three locations, 15 miles apart. one passenger before the shootings was terrified when dalton drove 80 miles an hour, sideswiping parked cars. >> he starting driving erratically. we were running stop signs and
and driving through the lawn, speeding along. once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> investigators are trying to pinpoint a motive. neighbors say dalton appeared paranoid in recent weeks. 4:38. and happening today, family, friends and fans will say a final goodbye to reality tv star angela, big ang, layola. she was the star of "mob wives" and died thursday after a long battle with cancer. she was 55. funeral services will be held this morning in diker heights, brooklyn. starting today, nassau county has a free pass of sorts for scofflaws. it is an amnesty program for traffic and parking tickets written before the start of 2014. during the program, offenders have the opportunity to pay their fines without affecting their credit. offenders even have a chance to negotiate, reduce fines and a payment schedule.
time is 4:39. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> we look from the camera here at 4 times square looking south. we have a great morning. we will have a nice day, it will be cooler than yesterday. but we're going to be dry. you need gloves, scarves, hat, kind of chilly this morning. here are the temperatures around. 40 in the park, 34 around monticello. 31 across long island. about 40 degrees you can see near montauk. the temperatures may drop a little more going into the morning and by the time we get into the afternoon, well, we'll be looking at temperatures into the mid- and upper 40s again. temperatures today, going to feel fine later on today with a mixture of sun and clouds. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather o'rourke? not much going on here on the belt parkway. you can see it through the area of jfk airport. traffic is moving fine here.
belt parkway. going over to the other map here to talk about that, it is a disabled vehicle. now, it's nothing serious, but on the eastbound side, you may experience delays near exit 9, which is knapp street. the disabled vehicle blocking at least one lane. n trains, construction has been completed. the 1 trains, we have track work there. service is suspended both ways between 242nd street and south ferry as a result. long island rail road doing fine, new jersey transit is okay. we have a minor delay at the george washington bridge. construction alt the lincoln and holland tunnels. that should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m., minor delays inbound. 46 going west alt van houghton avenue in clifton, the downed tree has been taken care of and cleared from the roadway. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. back to you. >> thank you, heather. 4:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the difference between life or death was just
home salesman in oklahoma before the house exploded. as he stood on the property. details on the close call just ahead. also, the coast guard rescues three surfers from rough waters out west. the dramatic rescue captured on camera. this is the aftermath when a mega bus goes up in flames with means board.
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passengers board. we will tell you what happened when firefighters arrived. stay with us. 4:43 and a few surfers are safe this morning after the coast guard rescued them from strong currents off the coast of washington state. a helicopter crew jumped into action after getting a call that two surfers were in
a third person who tried to help the surfers got caught in the rough water. the coast guard hoisted the three epeople out of the water and safely flew them to waiting paramedics. they're all said to be in good condition. a scary situation when a mega bus caught fire on a highway outside chicago. it happened yesterday near the wisconsin border. the driver and about 40 passengers were on board. they all got off safely before firefighters got there. most of their luggage, though, total loss. the cause of the fire now under investigation. did you see there was a print travel reporter on board traveling? >> whoops! [ laughter ] >> do you think they'll recommend mega bus? [ laughter ] >> timing is everything! 4:44. let's check in with bill. >> i think that was part of the excitement portion of the . [ laughter ] >> you know? you can get lit up on the mega bus! boy, that's excitement all
we've got high clouds, the lights on here at the rink and we're looking at 5th avenue and nice, calm weather to start the day. there will be a lot of morning. we're looking at temperatures around the five boroughs. 34 at monticello. 31 in sussex. 39 around bridgeport. it's a morning where we'll start out with a temperature around 40 around new york city. 34, 38 degrees here toms river. 36 here around morristown. today, you know, what i've been looking at here is temperatures little bit above normal for this time of the year. there are going to be temperatures that also start out right at normal, up to our north and west. around newark, 38, 39 degrees. 41 around lad. we will look at temperatures today that will continue to be 38. 40 is close to our normal high temperature for this time of the year. degrees on saturday. 55 degrees yesterday. we will cool down a little bit
well, the winds will be light and variable, too. we will look at the wind changing around to the north today and a northeast wind at 8 miles per hour. and around newark and elizabeth, a 9-mile-an-hour wind. that will make it feel cooler today and temperatures continue to rise going into the afternoon. wind chills this morning have been low, 30, 35 degrees, 39 toward paramus. let's look at the accuweather saturday forecast. the humidities are drying out, it's going to be a nice day today. the ferry will be a nice ride from staten island to new york city. there is a light wind. dress warmly with the coats, hats, that sort of thing. seven-day forecast, sunshine tomorrow with clouds by afternoon. rain comes in tomorrow nights. we were talking about last week, a winter storm or some kind of rain, snow and sleet mix, but you can see how warm the temperatures are. so it's going to be very hard to get a lot of frozen stuff, even to the north and west. mid-50s. >> okay.
>> just rain. we can deal with just rain. >> darn it! >> just rain. >> you weren't wishing for snow. >> oh, yeah! [ laughter ] >> you know how much i love snow, lori. >> your pjs turned inside-out. >> with the trap door. [ laughter ] some of the and backwards. >> don't forget, you have to wear them backwards, too. 1 trains, we have track word, service suspended both ways on 1 trains 1 trains between 242nd street and sudden ferry. taking long island rail road, north, they're all doing just fine. we have a disabled vehicle on the belt parkway. it's eastbound near exit 9, which is knapp street. you may find a delay. you can see coming into that spot, but nothing serious and then the queens midtown tunnel, one lane open and that's both directions, both ways because of sandy repair. so this should be taken care of by about 5:00, 6:00. we're going to keep our eye on that. we have this closure of the hugh kerry brooklyn battery tunnel. there is traffic there until
and the bayonne bridge is closed until 5:00 a.m., again, because of construction. they're not doing the traffic hold over by the goethals bridge. the george washington bridge is a minor delay. lincoln has construction, holland has construction. so, minor delays coming inbound, but just think about the construction work they have going on there. 46 heading west near van houghton avenue in clifton, a fallen tree was taken care of. it's been removed from the roadway. now somebody has extra firewood. "n" trains, track work is completed. looking at the queens midtown tunnel, you can see the cones is the up. everyone is forced over to one tube. street cleaning rules in effect today. back to you. >> thank you, heather. webster hall is saying it is investigating a massive brawl that broke out on stage during a hip-hop concert over the weekend. a concert gore sent us these videos by a rapper. skate and his fans brawled with security guards. no reports of any arrests.
denver investigation. the woman who reported the video says the whole thing began with a fight between two fans. >> two fans started fighting in the crowd, so the venue stopped the music and turned the lights back on and then skate asked if they could just finish the show, he's almost done, turn the music on and security said no. skate kept asking. then security came on to drive skate off the stage and then more fights broke out from there. >> now, skate later tweeted and this is a quote, that kicking me on the ground, shaking my head after i tried to save my fans from being choked out, we stay blessed. i will die for them. ones again, nothing but love for every single new york city fan. two women are waking up in the hospital this morning after a taxi crashed on manhattan's upper east side. the taxi jumped the curb yesterday morning and hit a light pole at east 84th street and 5th avenue. the falling utility pole hit a woman who was walking with her
the woman in the cab was also hurt. the driver told police he swerved to avoid a collision. the incident is being investigated. anger feeling florida community in the weekend killing of a 6-year- old. 1th grader king carter was the victim of a drive-by shooting. this little boy wants to be a police officer. what he playing outside his miami apartment complex saturday when this happened. no arrests have been made, but the family says it's not just up to police to catch king's killer. >> a 6-year-old! and the community is silent. a 6-year-old, and the community didn't see anything in broad, open daylight? >> police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to king's killer. officials say there have been more than 60 children shot and 24 killed in miami over the last 12 months.
and it looks like a tornado pounded this oklahoma city neighborhood. it was a natural gas explosion, it leveled one home and damaged four others and a new development saturday afternoon. a salesperson -- listen to this, a sales porn went to the home to check the sprinkler system and when he opened the garage door, he smelled gas and turned to leave. fire officials say he made it five steps before the home exploded. amazingly, no one was injured. >> that is a lucky person. wow. >> yeah. 4:51, coming up this morning, new evidence shows your morning cup of joe may be very good for your long-term health, especially when it comes to your liver. the results of a new study just ahead. new details released overnight on the search for a suspected rapist. the new photos police want you
liver cirrhosis. however, researchers aren't sure why. cirrhosis, of course, kills more than 1 million people worldwide each year. in addition to alcohol, it can be caused by obesity and diabetes. >> how many years have people been gullping down black coffee for hangovers? >> then they say it doesn't work because it's dehydration and coffee does the same thing. they say take honey. >> honey? >> yes, this is what i read. >> i'd do whatever lori says. >> honey and dry toast. let's check in with bill. >> there's a meal. [ laughter ] >> yikes! >> what if you just -- put the coffee and the alcohol together? that's right. >> a little sambuca. >> kalua! [ laughter ] >> skies are cloudy looking from 4 times square all the way down. there's the verrazano narrows bridge. we've got a good morning here this morning. 34 to 38 from belmar to toms river. 39 bridgeport.
hours of the our normal high temperature for this time of the year. and so by afternoon, also we're going to look at a lot of sunshine. temperature in the low 40s to mid-40s and then climbing on up afternoon. which is a nice day. we have rain on the way. we will talk about that next. weather then heather every 7 minutes. what's going on out there? >> we have a disabled vehicle on the belt parkway. this is the belt, eastbound near exit 9. that's near knapp street. a bit of a delay as you try to go onto the eastbound side. one train track word, service is suspended both ways. long island rail road is on or close. new jersey transit is fine. metro north is doing okay. now, going to the queens midtown tunnel, one lane is open both ways with construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. lore ea, over to you. >> thank you. and a man convicted in a triple killing in connecticut is asking the judge for a new
steven hays and joshua komjeski were convicted in the murders of three people. lawyers say the recorded phone conversations by the police thought to have been destroyed would have been crucial to the defense. a judge will hear arguments tomorrow. a boy and his dog are waking up safe in their home after firefighters rescued the two in a lake in westchester county. the two were stranded on an island in the lake when action. the boy and dog made it across the icy pond, but couldn't get back. the ice was too thin. officials warn everybody to stay off all ice-covered ponds and lakes. they're melting now. and more on head this morning. another victim in a rash of slashings across new york city. we're live at the scene at the latest attack in the bronx and new video of the people that police are searching for. and new details and pictures of the man police say
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good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. a violent attack is caught camera in the bronx. the latest in a string of knife attacks across the city and we're live with new video of the suspects. and a suspected predator on the run. police say he raped a woman on staten island. and families of the victim of the sandy hook school shooting are taking on the company that made the gun used in the killings. the showdown in court starting today. good morning, i'm lori stokes.
ken rosato. it's monday, february 22nd. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> skies that are cloudy, a lot of sunshine today. 40 degrees to start your day today. it's going to feel great today. a little cooler than yesterday. temperatures here across long island will feel cooler. 34 around massapequa. 33 around hauppauge. 43 around great neck to 40 to montauk. and the cool spot, andover, at 27. we will have a lot of sunshine today. we've got a few clouds this morning. by lunchtime. in the afternoon, we will get to 46 to 49 degrees by the time we get to 5:00. some mild temperatures. we're going to talk about that in your accuweather seven-day forecast. weather, then heather, every 7 minutes. i see an empty roadway. >> yes, very empty here. this is the new england thruway
no major problems here, but on the southbound side, we have a disabled vehicle being cleared away. the belt parkway, we had another stall. it was eastbound near exit 9. that disabled vehicle has been cleared away, but we have a delay entering into that spot. 1 trains, we had track work that's been completed. they're running again. all of our subways are on or close to schedule. same situation with long island rail road, new jersey transit, for mort, all doing just fine. queens midtown tunnel, one lane open both ways because of overnight construction. they're still in the process of doing that. and then we have the brooklyn battery tunnel with two-way traffic until 6:00 a.m. because of construction. the bayonne bridge has been re- opened. all traffic is moving again across the bayonne bridge. no major problems there. a minor delay at the george washington bridge. they're clearing construction at the lincoln and the holland. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. >> thank you, heather.
this video as they search for the attackers behind a violent knife assault in the bronx. >> this happened in williamsbridge. this is just the latest in a terrifying string of similar attacks. eyewitness news reporter toni yates is live at the scene in williamsbridge. toni? >> reporter: yes, good morning again, ken and lori. these all happened in the same general area of the bronx. one captured on video and this morning, four people are recovering from their wounds. we're going to begin with the last one, this was at 5:20 in the afternoon in front of 3046 holland avenue. you can see two men jump out of a car that just pulled up, a dark-colored car. they seem to target the people on the sidewalk, then they 0 in on that woman. she's 26 years old, one stabs her in the stomach. the other man slashes her right here. now, she's told police she doesn't know the culprits and police tell us this morning that she may not have been the intended target.
front of east 23rd street. someone came up behind a 32- year-old man, slashed him in the face and ran off. that was 3:40 saturday morning. the victim was taken to st. barnabas hospital. the first stabbing happened earlier saturday morning, two men were leaving a party. they were both stabbed in the stomach. three suspects ran from the scene and police say that the victims and the suspects were all at the same party. so far this morning, no one's been arrested. police are asking if you know any information about any of the stabings, if you recognize the people in the video, to give them a call. we're live in the williamsbridge section of the bronx, toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news. 5:04 now. new this morning, police release new pictures of a suspect wanted for a violent rape and robbery on staten island. police identified him as 28- year-old morry scott, a homeless man in our area. police say he attacked a woman in her office last friday evening.
woman, detectives say scott took her cash, jewelry and cell phone. tau see him, call police. the man arrested for a series of random shootings in western michigan will be arraigned this afternoon for killing six people and wounding two others. apparently at random. mourners streamed into a kalamazoo church for a special prayer service last night to honor the victims. the saturday night rampage lasted more than four hours and spanned 15 miles. uber confirms dalton is one of their drivers and police are looking at whether he was actually transporting people between the shootings. bushmaster firearms made the gun used in the sandy hook elementary school massacre and today it will ask a connecticut judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by families of the victims. the company says it's protected by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. families say that they are suing under an exception to
5:05 now. despite hillary clinton's win in nevada, bernie sanders continues to be a serious threat. both democratic presidential hopefuls are going all out for the next showdown in south carolina. exit polls in nevada continue to show clinton has a problem attracting younger voters. she also did badly with latino voteers, but clinton says that can't be true. >> if you look at the precincts,you look at where we dominated, there's a lot of evidence we did very, very well with every group of voter. >> we have taken on the political establishment. we have taken on the media establishment. and we are gaining momentum every day. >> clinton and sanders both hope to sway south carolina appearance tonight. now, for republicans, tomorrow's caucuses in nevada seem like another chance for
competition. trump leads by 26 points. he's still riding high after taking all 50 delegates in south carolina. and while he's glowing with that victory, ted cruz is saying the south carolina race was really a tie for him and marco rubio. cruz says he was only 1,000 votes behind the florida senator. either way, the fight is to see who can be a strong second place to trump tomorrow. >> i will unite this party. if you vote for this party. if you vote for me, we will win this election. the democrats do not want to run against me, but i cannot wait to run against them. >> rubio's campaign is racing to keep up with the looming primaries on super tuesday. it will open a georgia office today. sand now redeploying people from iowa and new hampshire. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's your accuweather forecast with bill evans. >> good morning, lori stokes, ken rosato. what's going on this morning?
that's about it. looking good here. our camera on the fort lee side of the george washington hudson river. we have a nice morning here. a cooler morning, but the temperature is at 40 degrees, 42, 43 is the normal average afternoon high temperature. and here are the clouds we're talking about coming across here from west to east. that's about it. we will have a mixture of sun and clouds, sunshine, a storm to the south will bring us rain as we go into late tomorrow night and wednesday. days here. temperature this afternoon, 48 degrees by 2:00. 49 will be the high temperature, that's 6 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. we have a partly cloudy night tonight. we will talk about the rainstorm coming up next. it may present ice or sleet in the northern suburbs. weather, then heather every 7 minutes. what's going on in your world over there? >> it's a quiet ride here on cedar street. traffic is doing fine, but
south of here, right by playland parkway, an accident is in the progression of being cleared away. then this disabled vehicle by knapp street, it's been cleared away. 1 trains had track work. that's all completed. all subways are running on or close to schedule. all doing okay. and then as you go to the queens midtown tunnel, you're going to final only one lane open. it's two-way traffic and that's because of ongoing construction. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 5:09 now. still ahead, camille cosby set to give testimony today. a judge issued an order in the last-ditch order to get the deposition delayed. and the victim of the violent knockout caught on camera in new jersey tells a
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5:12. a judge is denying an emergency request by bill cosby's wife to postpone her deposition in a lawsuit brought by seven woman saying the comedian sexually assaulted them. the deposition is scheduled for later today. his wife hoped to avoid answering any questions about her husband citing marital privilege. the attorney for the seven women says mrs. cosby has relevant information because she served as her husband's business manager for years. a quiet new jersey street cleaner is speaking about the punch that left him unconscious on a street corner. he's still recovering months after being a victim of a so-called knockout game in paterson. disturbing video of the december attacks showed up on the internet this month. the hit broke the victim's
solid food for more than a week. through a translator, he says he can't understand how or why someone would do this. >> the teenagers have a different set of mind. i'm just human. if i was to hit anybody, it would hurt me as much as it hits them. to them, it's a game, but to me it's real life. >> an 18-year-old surrendered to police for the hit. his attorney says his adhd may be a contributing factor. the victim says he's a forgive his attackers. and in just the last few hours, we've seen a huge outpouring of support from the community on this story. several help mr. nejara, reaching out on our twitter page. >> it's still so hard to see that video. that's amazing to watch. 5:13 is the time. meteorologist bill evans joins
>> this is roosevelt island. over here, east river and that is the fdr. we've got good visibility here. kris later -- chrysler building looking good. 40 is almost touching our normal average afternoon high temperature. we've got a dry humidity, a little north wind. pressure at 30.02, which is fair weather, right at our normal barometer. pressure reading is usually about 30.0. that's fair weather. yesterday's high was 55. normal is 43. the normal overnight low is 30. we're starting out 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. your headlines now, the rain is gone, clouds this morning, nice sunshine today. a light mix of maybe rain, sleet north and west as we go into tomorrow evening, tomorrow night. but significant rain is possible wednesday afternoon and wednesday night as things warm up. it's not going to get that cold. it's going to be cold up to the north, but we will see temperatures, 39 around teaneck.
36, 37 down the shore. a northerly wind here, a light, northly wind. single digit wind speeds here. we look at wind chills, you know, the meters in brooklyn cold-national correspondent, you -- just cold-natured. showing cold weather there. 31 31 on long island for the wind chill. a light wind here drops the real feel a couple of degrees. we will have sunshine today and for a piece of tomorrow, then this storm starts to creep up from the south. and that's what will give us messy weather tomorrow evening and into wednesday. this afternoon, warm by the time we get to 8:00, around 40. afternoon features mid- and mid- andupper 40s, above normal for this time of the year, then clouds creeping in tomorrow morning from the south. the rain starts around 1:00. that may mix in as we go to sunset. a little bit of wet snow, ice, and then we're all over to rain with this system.
sun and clouds, a little cooler today than yesterday's high of 55. 49 degrees will be our temperature tonight, partly cloudy, 35 tomorrow. cloudy, a little chillier, and the temperatures around 42 degrees. your accuweather seven-day forecast, we've got the period of rain coming in, really on wednesday, wednesday night into thursday. it may start tuesday evening. going into the nighttime. you know, timing is everything. we will keep an eye on that. so, we'll just have -- you know, mostly just rain going into wednesday, thursday. temperatures are above normal for this time of the year. >> that could have been an ugly storm. >> yes, plenty of cold air. lots of liquid with this one. . >> could have been a foot or snow with this one. >> there's an inch of liquid with that. >> there you go. >> thank you. let's check in with heather now. >> okay. let's look at what's happening here, traveling on the bqe. going south or west near the williamsburg bridge, there is an accident. north and east by the williamsburg bridge, a lot of police activity.
directions on the bqe because of an accident on the williamsburg bridge or on the bqe, rather, near the williamsburg bridge. but, again, closures in both directions. new england thruway heading south by exit 13. that's an accident in the process of being cleared. and this disabled vehicle cleared from the belt parkway near exit 9. subway is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in ken? over to you. >> thank you, heather. 5:17 now. happening today, it's a discussion about the future of complex. a town hall meeting takes place this evening, concerning rikers island. some lawmakers discussed closing the facility entirely. it's been the targets of a number of investigations. in 2014, the manhattan u.s. attorney's office cited rikers for the use of excessive force against inmates. 5:17 now. stale head in eyewitness news this morning, pope francis addresses the death penalty and the move he hopes catholic
today that he hopes will help bring an end to capital punishment. 5:20. no way the nfl's super bowl could have been closer than the super bowl of stock car racing. this year's daytona 500, look at this, decided by 4 inches. that's crazy. the car closest to us on the screen belongs to day hamlin. his toyota edge out the closest competitor. the margin of victory was 1/100th of a second. that's the closest finish in the daytona's history. >> wind could have made the difference. can you imagine? look at that. a victory spin. >> good for him. 5:21. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> as they say in nascar, you ain't rubbing, you ain't racing. clouds, high clouds, down south here to the investigatorsano narrows bridge. staten island down there. that's sandy hook, new jersey.
40 around the park to laguardia. and over to jfk. $ a northerly wind at 9 miles per hour. the wind died down, the showers have left. newark and elizabeth and staten island around 30. and the humidities are drying out, but taking the ferry over today, we have a northerly wind from staten island over from jersey city. so, dress warmly. it will be a pretty good day with high clouds. we will have sunshine today. look at that, a lot of sun showing up, temperatures in the mid-40s by lunchtime. temperatures creep up from the 30s. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. happy monday to you. >> happy monday to you, if there is such a thing. bqe southwest at the williamsburg bridge, an accident northeast at the williamsburg bridge. you have police activity and closures in both directions. you can see delays in both directions on the bqe. on the new england thruway, heading southbound near exit 19, playland parkway, there is
then the belt parkway east, flatbush avenue, earlier disabled vehicle cleared. subways on or close to schedule. no major problems. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 5:23. still ahead this morning, good news for drivers in nassau county. a program rolling out today offering people with outstanding tickets a bit of relief. and several new movies took a shot at dethroning the box office champ. did any come close?
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asian stocks are up this morning. the dow is up, as well. the nasdaq and s&p 500 were mostly flat. futures are way up ahead of the opening bell. many hoverboard models may be recalled without safety changes. >> abc has this morning's business headlines. >> reporter: good morning, topping america's money, gas prices heading lower again. >> the national average is now $1.71 a gallon, almost $0.15 less than a month ago.
significant changes in the near future because crude oil prices have stabilized. retailers across the country are pulling hoverboards off the shelves. the new hoverboard is certified as safe. >> the hot-selling gift has been at the source of more than 50 fires in 24 states. the feds want the industry to follow requirements set earlier this month. we'll investigate later on good morning america. marvel's dead pool is still on top at the box office. >> it's on track to be one of the most successful "r"-rated movies after taking in over 55 $55 million over the weekend. . that's america's money. 5:27 now. coming up in the next half hour, the violent video released overnight in a knife attack in the bronx. we're live with the images that police want you to see as they look to make an arrest. recovery efforts resume on long island in a few hours after a small plane crashes over the weekend.
avenue. our little neighborhood right there. we will look at a day where we have streets that have dried out from the showers that we had overnight. everybody's rolling this morning. 40 degrees, clear skies, a light north wind at 3 miles per hour. today, 27 around hopatcong. 35 montclair. up the hudson river valley, 37 bridgeport. so, today, we will have sunshine, we will have a nice day. we're looking at 40 by 7:00, that will hang around for you, the temperature will, might go down a degree, but back up. the high is at 50 degrees this afternoon. heavy rain is on the way. that may mix in with sleet and snow to the north. we will talk about that next. here's the hockey mom of the year! swimming mom of the year. >> yes! and basketball tom, too. don't forget about that. >> i took care of the donuts on saturday. we have the bqe southwest
accident, northeast at the williamsburg bridge. police activity because of the southwest accident so we have a lot of activity right in this spot on the bqe. we're also looking at the new england thruway going south by exit 19, playland parkway. another accident there. and this problem on the belt, that's long gone, knapp street. it was an earlier disabled vehicle. subways are on or close to schedule. long island rail road, new jersey transit, metro north, they're doing fine. queens midtown tunnel, one lane open both ways with construction. let's look at the webcam and the battery tunnel. construction is set up. lots of cones out there. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. over to you. >> all right. heather, thank you. 5:31. terrifying moments caught on camera in the bronx when a 26- year-old woman becomes the latest victim in a string of stabings and slashings across eyewitness news reporter toni yates is live at the scene in williamsbridge with new video of the attackers that police
>> reporter: yes, three stabbing incidents in one day, on a saturday. two of them in the morning. one in the afternoon. the same general area of the bronx, one of them, as you said, captured on video, so this morning, there are four people recovering from their wounds. we want to start with the last stabbing, 5:20 in the afternoon on saturday, it happened on holland avenue. you can see the two men jumped out of a car, they seem to taunt a couple of people walking down the sidewalk, then zero in on that woman, a 26- year-old woman, one of the men stabs her in the stomach, the other slashes her right ear. she, the victim, has told police she has no idea who the men are and police this morning are saying, yes, in fact, she may not have been the intended targets. the second stabbing happened in front of east 173rd street. someone came up behind a 32- year-old man, they slashed him
morning. the victim was taken to st. barnabas hospital. the first stabbing on saturday happened, two men were leaving a party, they were stabbed. the suspects are three people and police are saying this morning, that the victims and the suspects were all at the same party. police haven't arrested anyone in any of the stabings so far. they're asking if you have any information, and especially if surveillance video, to please give them a call. we're reporting live from the williamsburg section of the bronx, toni yates eyewitness. 5:33. and recovery efforts resume at 9:00 this morning as police look for a queens man missing since a small plane went down in long island sound. the small engine aircraft went down saturday night with four people aboard. the coast guard called off the search for the 23-year-old man yesterday morning. suffolk county police vow to do
>> obviously the circumstances we're facing now, this is a tough situation. but we haven't given up trying to locate this person. >> rescuers say the cold water temperatures and pitch black conditions made the situation extremely dangerous for all involved. the three men rescued have been treated and released from the hospital. 5:34. and one of the nypd officers hit by a bullet in a shootout in brooklyn over the weekend remains in the hospital this morning. investigators are still working to determine if he was wounded by friendly fire. dray clark is live now at kings county hospital. good morning, dray. >> reporter: good morning, lori. at least 50 shots were fired in the hail of gunfire between the suspect and the police. and when the shootings stopped, two officers had been struck by bullets and a suspect was down. this morning, the investigation is now beginning to focus on the alleged shooter who police say was no doubt shooting to kill.
arrests in new york city and another 11 in chicago before coming here. the brooklyn shootout was not his first showdown with police. funez was arrested in 2007 for assaulting a police officer and trying to take his gun. he served a three-year prison sentence. funez is muslim and police say he has had contact with people being monitored by the joint terrorism task force, but officials do not believe he has any terrorist leadings. mayor de blasio spoke about the injured officers during a religious service on sunday. >> two of our police officers fired at and both came out of their ordeal. one walking around the hospital, thank god. the other one will be out soon, fully recovered. >> reporter: eyewitness news has learned ballistic tests show the shot that hit the officer in his vest was not friendly fire. it came from the gun found next
critically wounded. the bullet fragments hit the officer in the hip were so badly broken apart, they're still being analyzed. and this morning, jamal funez remains in critical condition at brookdale hospital, recovering with multiple gunshot wounds. we're live this morning outside kings county hospital, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. at 5:36, we expect an arraignment this afternoon for the michigan man accused of killing six people and wounding two others in a saturday night rampage. hundreds of people streamed into a kalamazoo church last night for a vigil to honor the dead and pray for the wounded. a 14-year-old girl shot in a restaurant parking lot still struggling to survive. uber confirms the suspected killer, jason dalton, is one of its drivers. prosecutors are looking into a report that dalton even picked up passengers between killings. the rampage spanned more than four hours in three locations 15 15 miles apart. one passenger, before the shootings, was terrified when
sideswiping parked cars. >> he starting driving erratically. we were running stop signs, kind of driving through medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along and then finally once he came to a stop, i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> investigators are trying to pinpoint a motive. neighbors say dalton appeared paranoid in recent weeks. a man convicted in a triple killing in connecticut is asking the judge for a new trial. steven hayes and joshua kozmar were convicted in the 2007 murders of three members of the petit family. lawyers say the recorded police phone calls thought to have been destroyed would have been crucial to his defense. a judge will hear arguments in new haven tomorrow. 5:37 now. starting today, nassau county is offering a free pass of sorts for scoff laws. it's an amnesty program for traffic and parking tickets written before the start of 2014. during the program, offenders have the opportunity to pay their fines without affecting
offenders even have a chance to negotiate, reduce fines and a payment schedule. the amnesty program runs until may 22nd. 5:37. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill with your accuweather forecast. >> let's look outside, shall we, from the camera at 4 times square looking south. we have great visibility all the way down from the empire state building to 1 world trade to the verrazano bridge and beyond. the jersey shore at sandy hook. looking at the camera in brooklyn across to bowling green, wall street. you can see the moon this morning. right there. there it is. moon river, over the east river. moon over moonachie, we call that. 40 degrees to start. clear skies, a light northerly wind. down to the south, this system will be coming up through the mid-mississippi valley, getting to us tomorrow evening. today is a nice start to your
45 by lunchtime. afternoon. and then we cool down tonight with partly cloudy skies. at the bus stop, kiddos, a lot of kiddos back-to-school today. a little chilly with clouds to start the day. be sure to say hi to the huckleberries. they may say hi, they may not. in. >> yep. >> we could be very busy at the moment. >> that's very true. >> just standing there. >> they don't look busy. >> never do. let's look at this. this is 95. so, the new england thruway by boston post road. traffic is fine here, but south of there, going to the maps, i can tell you we have an accident being cleared away on the new england thruway south at exit 19. traveling to the bqe, this is our biggest problem at this point. southwest at the williamsburg bridge, we have an accident. northeast, we have police activity right in that same spot. so you delays both directions on the bqe coming southbound, going northbound, so this going
use the bqe. subways on or close to schedule and we have alternate side of the street parking flumes effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. new information this morning on a hot topic in hollywood. the lack of diversity. >> concert chaos caught on camera at a popular east village venue. what led to the fight on stage. and a close call for a real estate agent who was inside a home just moments
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researchers at the university of southern california are out with a damning report on diversity in the film and television industries. they found that just over 28 percent of speaking characters in film and scripted series were minorities. that's about 9 percent less than the proportion in the population.
were white and just over 3 percent were women. among characters 40 years of age and older, 74 percent were men and 25 percent were women. 5:43. looks like a tornado pounded this one city in oklahoma. this one neighbor, at least, but it was a natural gas explosion, it leveled one home and damaged four others in a new development saturday afternoon, a salesperson went to the home to check the sprinkler system. he opened the garage door, smelled gas, turned to leave, took a few steps, boom. only made it literally five steps before the home exploded. nobody got hurt. investigators say the blast may have been caused exploding gas that filled the home when somebody stole a new stove. bad idea. >> good thing thing he just said i need to go. >> time to get out of here! [ laughter ] >> let's check in with bill evans. if you're going to take a stove, cap it before you leave, right?
the guy is so lucky. god bless him. this morning, looking across the fdr across roosevelt island to flushing. chrysler building. and eddie and jimmy, thank you, we will look at the moon over manhattan this morning will looking to the battery and bayonne. looking at a nice start to your day. even up toward elizabeth, new jersey. clear skies, got the moon here, it will drop right down behind manhattan. looking at 40 degrees. a dry humidity, a north wind at 3 and pressure rising. that's great. normal high is 42. we start close to the normal high. we will be above that today. sun's up, 6:41. sun sets 5:38. daylight hours getting longer by two minutes. kingston and poughkeepsie at 39. 30 at carmel in dutchess county. you get to monticello, 34. northwest jersey here, phillipsburg, 27. light northerly wind.
feel a couple of degrees cooler, not that much. we will look at clear skies to start the day. a few clouds today, a nice day. even tomorrow, the bulk of the day is pretty nice. this storm system to our south is going to ride up the coast and come to us tomorrow. kris on the futurecast for today. here's the clouds tomorrow by 1:00, late in the day, the computer models showing the sprinkles coming up. getting to sunset, it starts to get colder. you can see the snow and ice firing up here for the evening commute from the city north. now, that might make roadways slippery tomorrow evening, but it switch to rain overnight with another batch of rain wednesday afternoon. temperatures are going to be warm. we're looking at 47 to 49 this afternoon. mid-40s to the north is warm. tomorrow to the north. 36 around the park. that's even warmer than normal. by afternoon, the rain and snow
and then everybody goes over to all rain going into tomorrow night and into wednesday. sun and clouds today, cooler, 49. partly cloudy tonight, low, 35. 28 in the suburbs. chillier tomorrow with clouds. we're at 42 just before the rain gets here. won't see the sunsets at 5:39 tomorrow evening. the accuweather seven-day forecast, here we go with the windy, rainy weather on wednesday. that's the afternoon and evening. look at wednesday nights, the temperature rises overnight. rises like a deriskable -- no, i don't know. laughter ] >> sunshine by thursday afternoon, 56 degrees. blustery and colder on friday. look at the weekend, back to cold stuff saturday and sunday. >> i know. >> ewwww is right. >> this was a treat. >> last weekend was great snieyt want to say hi to the flight crew on spirit airlines. we came in last night. i was in south florida.
but the ride, you know, it rained last night. the turbulence was terrible in the airport. and they were wonderful. of course, i carry sandy, my dog with me on the plane, my emotional support animal. she was no emotional support whatsoever. she went to every person in the plane, sat on everybody's lap, afraid of the turbulence. sound. >> we had a rough ride, but >> all right. heather. >> let's taking a look at this here. this is the bqe behind me. you can see the delay coming southbound. this is all because of that accident that i've been telling you about. this is looking from manhattan over to the bqe. let's go to our map here. the bqe, southwest at the williamsburg bridge, an accident. that's what the delay is all about. northeast at the williamsburg bridge, that's where the police activity is. so, the accident itself is southwest, but police activity to go with it and a big delay, as well.
by exit 19, playland parkway, another accident is being cleared away. we have the subways doing fine and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. and still ahead, on eyewitness news this morning, the inspiring passion project of a military veteran. working to help some of the most innocent and vulnerable victims of the war. the children caught in the syrian refugee crisis. and a strange auction featuring strands of hair.
a concert goer sent us the video of the chaos by a performance of the rapper skate. skate and his fans brawled with security guards. a woman that recorded the video says that the whole thing began with a fight between two fans. >> two fans started fighting in the crowd. so the venue stopped the music and turned the lights back on. and then skate asked if they could just finish the show, he's almost done, turn the music back on and security said no. and skate just kept asking and then security came on to drag skate off the stage and then more fights broke out from there. >> skate later tweet aid, they kicking me on the ground, shaking my head, after trying to save my fans from getting choked out. we stay blessed. security has no right to assault me or my family. i will die for them. once again, i have nothing but love for every single nyc fan. no reports of any arrests.
a navy veteran thinks the art therapy that he shares with fellow vets in san francisco is just the thing to insure syrian children who are refugees in turkey. amos gregory says the artwork project he's running in istanbul is brightening the lives of children who lost their homes, in some cases, their parents, because of the syrian civil war. >> i wanted to brick the artwork -- bring the artwork out to the syrian children. i asked the children if they had a balloon and wanted to release it from their hands, what would be the message they'd put on the balloon for the world to see? >> gregory has been training some of the syrian refugees to take over the art program. a 4-inch lock of hair just sold at auction for 35 thousand dollars. $35,000. not just anybody's hair. this belonged to john lennon.
"how i won the war" starred the beetle kept the hair after giving him a trim in 1967. it was purchased by a memorabilia collector. >> how do you really know, though? >> they did some dna test to verify, i'm sure. >> okay. >> you're not going to shell out 35 grand [ laughter ] . 5:53. stale head on eyewitness news this morning, a little boy and his dog trapped on melting ice
5:55. let's go rise and shine. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. here's your day so far. clear skies, great start to the day. taking the ferry from staten island over to jersey city, or from brooklyn here along the hudson river, we have a great ride. a northerly wind here, that should be okay. the temperatures now, rising into the low 40s by mid- morning. up to 45 by midday. we will look at sunshine today. and going into the afternoon, well, we're going to look at
temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to near 50 by 3:00. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather? >> we have this delay, this is the delay looking from manhattan over into queens. this is the bqe going onto the southbound side. so this is the cause of an accident. the accident is on the southbound side of the bqe, southwest, right at the williamsburg bridge. northeast, police activity. so you can see that delay coming southbound. we also have a delay getting northbound into the spot. new england thruway, accident south at playland parkway, being cleared away. subways are on or close to schedule. long island rail road, metro fine and street cleaning rules over to you. thank you, heather. a boy and his dog are counting blessings this morning after being trapped on a frozen lake in westchester county. they were stranded on an island in portland lake when action. the boy and dog made it across the icy pond, unfortunately they couldn't get back to dry land.
to stay off all ice-covered bodies of water. 5:56. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, frightening video just released overnight, showing the suspects in the city's latest knife attack. this time, a woman was stabbed in the stomach. speaking out for the first time, an innocent man knocked to the ground in new jersey, now afraid to go outside. and a pop star pledge from taylor swift. find out who she's offering a quarter-million dollars to and why. and meteorologist bill i hope we have a buyer for the house. me too! what are the neighbors doing here? bill! hey! i didn't know your home wifi could stream so many devices at the same time. dad, it's time warner cable. 300 megs. crazy-fast. dad! you can get wifi all over this place. cool! make your home as connected as possible. get 50 meg internet with unlimited data for $39.99 per month. and ask about free installation.
stabbed and slashed in broad daylight. a woman is the latest victim in a rash of violent attacks in the city, but this morning, we've learned she may not have been the intended target. six people gunned down allegedly by an uber driver. questions this morning whether he was picking up fares while picking off victims. and an historic day for the supreme court, taking up cases for the first time since the death of its longest- serving member. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thanks for joining us. today is monday, february 22nd. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> we look from our camera here at 4 times square looking south. the temperature this morning will be 39 degrees. that's your 6:00 a.m. temperature, warming back unin the next hour or so. 33 toms river. looking to central southern