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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
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28 poughkeepsie. a few clouds today and a lot of sunshine. a storm to the south. morning. that comes in tomorrow. though. we have a nice day, cooler than yesterday's high of 55 and saturday's high was 61. degree temperature with sunshine this afternoon. we will talk about the rain next, weather then heather every seven minutes. what have you got going on there on the new england thruway? we have a problem, southbound side near exit 19, which is playland parkway. the accident is still with us here. you can see the delay coming down into the spot. here is a look at the bqe. going on to the southbound side. you can see ewe have that delay, as well. and this is because of an accident, the accident on the bqe is actually on the southwest side, right hire the williamsburg bridge, but northeast, you have that ongoing police activity because of the southbound accident. so, again, heavy delays on the bqe both ways. subways are on or close to
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long island rail road, metro north, on or close to schedule. can see the delay on the new england thruway getting into playland parkway. it's building up. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken? thank you. frightening video released overnight in another knife attack on a new york city street. a woman was stabbed in the stomach and sliced on the ear by two men. she claims it was completely random and it's just the latest in a string of attacks. eyewitness news reporter toni yates is live in the bronx. toni? >> reporter: good morning, ken. three stabbing incidents in one single day. all within the same general area of the bronx. one of them, as you said, caught on surveillance video. we have the video. this morning, there are four wounds. we want to start with that last stabbing at 5:20 in the afternoon on saturday in front of 3046 holland avenue. you can see the two men, a car
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the dark-colored car. they seem to start taunting a couple of people walking down the sidewalk, then for some reason, zero in on the 26-year- old woman, one of the men stabs her in the stomach. the other slashes her right ear, as you said, ken. she's telling police she has no idea who the culprits are and police say this morning, that they do not believe she was the intended target. now, the second stabbing happened in front of 920 east 173rd street. someone came up behind a 32- year-old man, slashed him in the face and ran off. that was at 3:40 in the morning on saturday. that victim was taken to st. barnabas hospital. the first stabbing, two men were leaving an early-morning party when they were stabbed. police say there are three suspects in that stabbing, that all five of them, the two victims and three suspects, were all at the same party that morning. police have not arrested anyone so far in the stabings. they're asking if you have any information on them, if you know the people that you see in
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please give them a call. we're live here in the williamsbridge section of the bronx, toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, toni. 6:03 now. new this morning, police release new pictures of a suspect wanted for a rape and robbery on staten island. police identified him as 28- year-old maurice scott, a homeless man in the area. police say he attacked a woman in her mariners harbor office last friday evening. police say he raped her, took her cash, jewelry and cell phone. if you see him, please call police. there's a court appearance today for the man accused of killing 6-year-old aton patz. he's facing a retrial for the 1979 rape and murder conviction. he confessth to killing patz, saying he lured him into a bodega where he worked. defense attorneys say the confession was coerced. 6:04.
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of random shootings in western michigan will be arraigned this afternoon for killing six people and wounding two others. 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 jason dalton is one of their drivers and prosecutors are looking into a report that dalton even picked up passengers between killings. >> the guy was not on anybody's radar for any reason. he didn't have a lengthy criminal history. he wasn't a known trouble maker. and, yet, here he is having shot at people and killed six. >> michigan governor rick snyder says a 14-year-old girl wounded in the rampage is working hard to stay alive. he calls the shootings senseless, violence at its worst. 6:05. and bushmaster firearms made the gun used in the sandy hook elementary school massacre and
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connecticut judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by families of the victims. the company says it is protected by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. the families say they're using -- or suing under an exception to the law. also happening today, and there is a town hall meeting focused on the future of rikers island. some lawmakers have discussed closing the city's main jail complex, rikers has been the targets of a number of investigations in 2014 in the manhattan u.s. attorney's office, cited rikers guards for the use of excessive force against inmates. 6:06. the race for president is kicking into high gear. for republicans, tomorrow's caucuses in nevada seem like a chance for donald trump to throw sand in the face of his competition. trump leads by 26 points, still riding high from saturday when
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south carolina.
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victory, ted cruz says the victory, ted cruz says 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 get a strong second place to trump tomorrow. and hillary clinton is running a new ad narrated by morgan freeman. the ad is focused on the black lives matter rallies. both clinton and bernie sanders are looking beyond south carolina to the super tuesday states. clinton is holding a series of california fundraisers today. and sanders holds a rally tonight in amherst, mississippi. the supreme court resumes session this morning with only eight justices on the bench. chief justice john roberts is expected to openly address the passing of antonin scalia where opening arguments start at 10:00 a.m. scalia died suddenly last week at the age of 79. thousands paid their respects this past weekend at his wake and funeral in washington, d.c. . 6:08. you're never more than seven mains way from weather and traffic. here's bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's look to the south, shall we? we watched the moon drop behind manhattan. now we have skies ha are clear and a pretty sunrise on the way this morning. temperatures at 39 degrees. this is our camera here on the west side. looking at a little light northerly wind. everybody's getting up and getting going today, taking the subway and the bus, the commute, we've got clarification dress warmly. it's a little on the chilly side. this storm comes in late tomorrow, tomorrow night and for wednesday. bringing rain, but it could be mixed with snow and ice on the onset. we will talk about that. 45 by 11:00, 47 by 1:00. 49 by 3:00. a nice afternoon. kiddos, dress warmly this
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yesterday and sunday. long island, jersey, you're back to school today, dress warmly. we're 49 after school. we will talk about the rain and snow mix coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. heather? this is the new england thruway to the southbound side. we have an accident being cleared away by playland parkway. you can see the delay coming down into that spot. let's go to the maps. we pinpoint where it is. it's the new england thruway south by exit 19 with the crash being cleared away. this is the bqe, coming to the southbound side, you can see that we have a delay, why the delay? there was an earlier accident. it was on the southwest side right near the williamsburg bridge, but the accident has been cleared away. subways are running on or close to schedule. long island rail road, new jersey transit, metro north, they're doing fine. and an accident here on the van wyck going north. that crash is being cleared away. then a problem here going to truck routes 1 and 9 south of the charlotte circumstancy, another collision. street george clooney rules are in effect. back to you.
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still ahead this morning, an nypd officer recovering with bullet fragments his hip. the investigation now focuses on whether his injuries were caused by friendly fire and shooter. a last ditch effort denied court for bill cosby's wife in the sexual assault cases. and the victim of a vicious sucker punch in new jersey breaking his silence. his message to his at when does your body become a medical breakthrough? when 61,000 people look at it differently. while others only focus on healing your body with new medication, we're researching bioelectronic
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ta 6:13. and a soft-spoken new jersey street cleaner is speaking out about the punch that left him unconscious. cesar nejara is still recovering two months after becoming a victim of the so- called knockout game in paterson. the disturbing video of the december attacks showed up on the internet this month. through a translator and he said he cannot understand how or why someone would do this. >> he's like i'm just human. if i was to hit anybody, it would hurt me as much as it hurts them. to them it's a game, but to me it's real life. >> 18-year-old christian gonzalez surrendered to police. his attorney says the teen's
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the hit broke the victim's tooth and he wasn't able to eat solid food for more than a week. a judge denying an emergency request by bill cosby's wife to postpone her deposition in a lawsuit brought by seven women who claim the economian sexually assaulted them. the deposition in a massachusetts hold is scheduled for later today. cosby's wife had hoped to avoid answering any questions about her husband citing marital privilege, but the attorney for the seven women says mrs. cosby has relevant information because she served as her husband's business manager for years. the civil trial in the stocking case around sports reporter erin andrews begins today in tennessee. she's seeking $57 million from a hotel in nashville. she says the hotel allowed a stalker to book a room next to hers and take pictures of her changing clothes. 30 cities around the world tomorrow are having protests in support of apple's privacy
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justice. protestors are rallying against the fbi's court order requiring apple toll unlock the encrypted iphone belonging to one of san bernardino shooters. they're also learning that an inexpensive service known as mobile device management would have given the fbi access to the phone, but it was never activateth by the county government he worked for. 6:15 is the time. time to check the accuweather forecast. >> here's bill evans with the forecast. >> it's a little chilly. dress warmly with everything you've got this morning. we're looking at wind out of the north. you can feel that, breeze and temperatures are starting out in the upper 30s. dress warmly. later on today, it will feel better and more cool. we have a beautiful sunrise. lower manhattan, 39 degrees. dry humidity, light north wind and the pressure rising above 30.00, which is our mark of fair weather. we're at 30.05. yesterday's high, 55. the day before, #15i6789 we're
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of the year. sunrise, 6:41 this morning. going to be a beauty, as well as the sunsets, too. so, rain's gone, a coy clouds, that's it. nice sunshine today. we will have a light mix of rain and snow and ice tomorrow nights, then rain on wednesday. could be rather heavy, particularly the afternoon on wednesday as the storm comes up from the south. 34 degrees around passaic. the numbers go from upper 30s to upper mid 20s to the north and west. and a good deal of sunshine on the way, but down south, that's what we're talking about, the storm coming up the coast and that will begin tonight. so you will see on the futurecast, by the time we get to 8:00, 9:00, 41. by afternoon, we're into the upper 40s. normal average afternoon high is 43. that will be nice. then the clouds tomorrow morning. and tomorrow's a cloudy day. you can see it starts off with rain and then as we get the sunset, a little snow mixed from the city north. that could slippery up the
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commute, then all rain by tomorrow night. another round of heavier rain wednesday afternoon. after school today, kiddos, not a bad afternoon. we're about 49 degrees with sunshine. pretty good weather going into the afternoon today. it will be a little cooler than afternoon. tonight, we've got partly cloudy skies, 35. tomorrow, we've got cloudy skies. it's a chillier day at 42. the rain comes up from the south. may mix with sleet and wet snow from the city northward. and then we're looking at a shower of rain getting heavy on wednesday by afternoon, heavy rain wednesday night into thursday morning. some leftover rain. and cloudy skies thursday afternoon. cold air behind the front on thursday nights. look at the weekend, back into the upper 30s to around 26 to 30 at night. 30 at night. cold shot coming this weekend. just to remind us it's still winter. >> that's right.
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a little jab. >> thank you, bill. over to heather for a check of the commute. >> behind me is routes 1 and 9 getting into the charlotte circle. we have a bit of a delay building up. let's go to the maps. truck routes 1 and 9, an accident is being cleared. long island rail road, new jersey transit, metro north is fine. subways are on or close to schedule. we have an accident on the van wyck. it's north outside atlantic avenue. the crash is being cleared away. the bqe southwest at the williamsburg bridge, an earlier accident cleared. and the new england thruway, heading southbound by exit 19, playland parkway, we had an earlier accident there. above. you can see the residual delay because of the earlier accident that's been cleared away from the new england thruway, as you go to the southbound side, right near exit 19. that's good news for us there. let's go back over to the maps. we will talk about the george washington bridge, the lincoln and the holland. very minor delays. no major problems to report there.
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and put away. then we had an earlier issue here at the battery tunnel with two-way traffic, but that's been taken care of. you can see we still have a delay. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 6:19 now. and right now, carbon monoxide is being blamed for the deaths of a family of six. all found inside their home. the horrifying discovery was made in fenton township, michigan, 50 miles outside of detroit. four of the dead were children under the age of 11 with the youngest just 2 years old. investigators say there was a generator running in the home when they arrived yesterday. a power outage had been reported in that area friday night. 6:19. how close was this year's daytona 500? the super bowl of stock car racing was decided by 4 inches. see the car closest on the screen belongs to denny hamlin.
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competitor. the margin victory? 1/100th of a second. that's the closest finish in the 57-year history of daytona. >> that close! still ahead, a show of support from taylor swift. find out who the pop superstar is giving 250 $250,000 to and why it may soon be looking like 2010 again in queens. what subway riders need to
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on the money this morning, stocks begin the week mostly flat, but futures are pointing to a higher open right now. the dow jones starts the day 16391. nasdaq begins at 4504. and the s&p 500 began at 1917. overseas, japan's nikkei average jumped 1 percent. taylor swift is lending a helping hand to a fellow pop star in need.
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$250,000 to keisha in support of her legal battle. she's trying to dissolve her contract with a record producer she says sexually assaulted her. made. family and fans say goodbyes today to angela ang. she was the larger-than-life star of "mob wives." she died last week at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer. funeral services are planned 6:24 now. here's bill evans with the >> we have cool numbers this morning. side. 39 in the park. 28 around sussex. sunshine today, a pretty start to the day. a day where it's cooler than yesterday, but we're 39 degrees right now, we'll warm into the day.
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we get to the 45 by noontime, lots of sunshine today, a little light northerly wind and then for the afternoon, we'll see sunshine and winds are going to be mostly out of the north, very light. but 49 today. that's about normal for this time of the year. rain, sleet and snow mixed on the way for tomorrow evening. we talk about that next. heather is looking at commute weather. heather? >> looking at the tappan zee bridge behind me, there could be a delay leaving rockland over into westchester county. we'll go over to the maps. i will tell you what's happening here. we have a disabled tractor- trailer. that's what's causing the delay on the tappan zee bridge. the van wyck going north, an accident there. then a trouble spot going onto truck routes 1 and 9 south at the charlotte circle. another accident is being cleared away. street cleaning rules are in effect and mass transit is just fine. back to you. >> thank you so much. 6:25. closing in on 6:30. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information
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and bill. >> a beautiful sunrise is in progress. we're looking at the wall street area. really from the brooklyn bridge southbound to the battery, 1 world trade. 39 degrees. a nice start to the day. normal temperature is 30. so we're 9 degrees warmer than normal to start. it's 40 in east hampton. 34 monticello. sunshine, cooler than yesterday. we get to 49. west of the city, we may hit 5, but changes are coming. rain, sleet and snow tomorrow evening, heavy rain wednesday afternoon. 7 minutes. schedule. that's good news. no major issues with the long island rail road, new jersey transit and metro north trains. everything is doing fine on the trains. tappan zee bridge over into westchester county, we have a disabled tractor-trailer. that's causing delays,
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ran out newburgh beacon bridge going westbound, an accident, two lanes closed as a result of that. and the van wyck, heading northbound near atlantic avenue, that's an accident that is in the process of being cleared away. truck routes 1 and 9, an accident being cleared. and alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. back to you. >>. that, healther. 6:31. new video this morning showing two suspects carrying out a terrifying knife attack on a woman in the bronx. this is one of three stabbings or slashings this weekend. eyewitness reporter toni yates has more details from the williamsbridge section for us. good morning, toni. >> reporter: good morning, lori. three stabenings one day on a saturday, all within the same general area of the bronx. and as you said, surveillance video captured one of those incidents. this morning, there are four people who are trying to
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we begin with the last one, that was at 5:20 in the afternoon on saturday in front of 3046 holland avenue. you can see the two men jump out of a car and seem to taunt a couple of people on the sidewalk, then they turn their attention to the 26-year-old man, one stabs her in the stop yak, the other stabs her on the right ear. she told police she has no idea who the culprits are and police are saying she did not appear to be the intended target. now, the second stabbing happened in front of 920 east 173rd street. someone came up behind a 32- year-old man, slashed him in the face. this was at 3:40 in the morning on saturday. he was taken to st. barnabas hospital. and the first stabbing happened earlier than that, two men leaving a party were both stabbed in the stomach. there are three suspects in that incident. now, police are saying that the victims and the suspects were all at the same party. so far this morning, no one's been arrested in any of the stabbings.
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know any information -- police are asking if you know any information or recognize any of the men in the surveillance video, to please give them a call. we're reporting live from the williamsbridge section of the bronx, toni yates, back to you. >> thank you, toni. 6:33. recovery efforts begin at 9:00 this morning as police look for a queens man missing since a small plane went down in the long island sound. it happened late saturday night in setauket inland with four people on board. crews raised it from the water yesterday. the coast guard called off the search for the 23-year-old. suffolk county police vow to do whatever they can to find him. >> obviously the circumstances that we're facing rights 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 make it dangerous for all men involved. the three men rescued have been
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6:33 and a shocking account of what happened to a young girl, one of the eight people shot in a michigan rampage saturday night. hundreds of people prayed for the latest victims last night and now we've learned that the 14-year-old girl who was shot in a restaurant parking lot has been declared brain dead. the hospital prepared to remove her organs for donation. the girl squeezed her mother's hand. when the mother asked her to squeeze again, she did. the brain dead girl then gave doctors a thumbs up before they rushed her into surgery. the accused shooter, jason dalton, will be arraigned today for six killings and wounding of two other people. time now, 6:34. and a nine-year veteran of the nypd remains in the hospital this morning, recovering from a shootout with an around gunman. officer william redden was struck by bullet fragments his hip, but it's unclear whether
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suspect's gun, or the gun of a fellow officer. dray clark is live at kings county hospital. dray, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ken. it was a heavy exchange of gunfire, at least 50 shots fired. when the shootings stopped, two officers were hit and the suspect was down. this morning, the investigation is beginning to focus more on the alleged shooter. the man police say picked up his gun and started 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 police. what he arrested in 2007 for assaulting a police officer and trying to take his gun. he served a three-year prison sentence. he's muslim and police say he's had contact with people being monitored by the joint terrorism task force, but officials don't believe he has any terrorist leadings.
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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, thanks god. the other will be out soon fully recovered reports report ballistic tests show the shot that hit 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 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 alt brookdale hospital, recovering with multiple gunshot wounds. we're live this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. a meeting with the nation's governors last night and president obama joked about his feud with senate republicans who want to block
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upcoming supreme court nomination. >> tonight, i plan to fulfill my duty and give you a set of remarks. i trust that you'll give them a [ laughter ] >> the president is expected to nominate a replacement for justice antonin scalia within a few weeks, but also appears to be looking beyond that. he told the governors he might run for another office after he . what do you run for? [ laughter ] >> once you're president! [ laughter ] >> maybe mayor! 6:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from would weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> a live picture for you. john del giorno above city field there. a beautiful flushing bay. they will be playing baseball there before you know it. just a few weeks away. the boys of summer shall
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their national league championship title. and they'll be on their way to the world series pretty soon. this morning, we have sunshine, we have a nice morning, chilly temperatures, but 39 is 9 degrees warmer than it should be for this hour of the day. and sunshine from news copter 7. we have a storm down to the south that comes in later tomorrow. . 49 degrees this afternoon. that's 7 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. at the bus stop, the huckleberries will be there to greet you. kids are back in school and they will be there, just kind of standing around. that's what they do, just stand around. >> kind of like right now. >> sometimes we point. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> how's it going? sneer the tappan zee bridge, delays getting over to westchester county. a delayed tractor-trailer. and more delays to talk about. news copter 7 is moving into
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john john del giorno is over the van wyck expressway. what's going on? is there tha a disabled vehicle or an accident, john? >> reporter: it was a disabled vehicle, heather, but it's been cleared up and out of the way. we've had a few incidents to cover this morning, but it looks like they're being cleared up quickly. that's good news for drivers. the disabled vehicle was right here, we can show you, near lyndon boulevard, on the southbound side going to kennedy airport. you can see there all the traffic moving well, so if you have a flight to catch at kennedy, you're in good shape. this traffic in here, that's all traffic on the northbound side, heading into kew gardens, that's usual volume into the construction merge. >> thank you, john. and subways on or close to schedule. no major problems there. and long island rail road, new jersey transit, metro north, they're doing just fine. and to the newburgh beacon bridge, west an accident, two lanes are blocked off. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 6:39 now. an island nation devastated by
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the beth toll from a powerful cyclone that hit the south pacific nation has risen now to 18. more than 6,000 people have been forced into emergency shelters. winds from cyclone winston reached nearly 180 miles per hour. that makes it the strongest storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. authorities are having trouble communicating with some of fiji's outer islands. a scary situation when a mega bus catches fire on a highway outside of chicago. the bus was bound for minneapolis when it ignited near the wisconsin border. the driver and 40 passengers safely escaped before firefighters arrived. most of the luggage was lost. it's unclear what sparked the fire. happening today, the suspect in the stabbing death of his girlfriend and two of her children in staten island is set to return to court. michael sykes is charged in the
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cutler and her two daughters, including a 4-month- old they shared, a third daughter survived in critical but stable condition at the hospital. he's pleaded not guilty. a man will be sentenced today in riverhead for the grisly 2011 murder of his former high school classmate. kyle underhill, the 18-year-old was found in a marsh three days after thomas liming's beating and choked him, living underhill to die. submerged beneath a sheet of plywood. he faces a sentence of 25 years to life. 6:44. learning more about the women seriously injured trying to protect her you can son from an out-of-control taxi. the 41-year-old mother reportedly shielded the boy when a light pole crashed down on the upper east side. the yellow cab slammed into the post. a woman in the cab was also hurt. the driver told police he swerved to avoid a collision. no citations were issued. starting today, nassau
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of sorts to scofflaws. it's 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. they also have a chance to negotiate reduced fines and a payment schedule. the program runs until may 22nd. 6:45. time check on the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans outside our studios now on the upper west side. >> what do you think about a refund program on parking tickets? see, i always pay mine on time. couldn't they give you a refund, you know, a little money back. >> tell me how that works out. >> maybe lunch in lower manhattan or something like that. here's what's going on this morning. we take a look outside. we have a beautiful sunrise in progress. john del giorno right there over brooklyn and governor's island. it's a beautiful morning here as we look up the east river up to the 59th street bridge to the west side.
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in. he's in high definition. we look at a great start to the day. it is a little chilly, so dress warmly. the temperatures will be cooler than we had over the weekend. here's the temperature now. 39 degrees to start your day. humidity is dry, looking here from our picture on the roof across the park to the beautiful sunrise. the winds continue to be light out of the north. saturday was 61. there's the norms. we start out above normal and will be above normal for the afternoon. the headlines, the rain is gone from yesterday. we have a bigger storm tomorrow night. maybe a soaking rainstorm on wednesday. massapequa to hauppauge, 37 degrees. 31 toward east hampton. 40 toward montauk. we're talking about low 40s and upper 30s to the northwest. sunshine today. hardly a cloud in the sky, a few clouds later on.
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mississippi, louisiana, on that border, that comes to us later tomorrow. you can see later today, temperatures in the upper 40s to mid 40s. tonight, temperatures into the mid-30s. still above normal. so, tomorrow, cloudy skies and there you see around 3:00, the rain comes up after school, in the higher elevations there, northernersy, hudson river valley. it could slippery up the roads but goes over to all rain tomorrow night. and we will have showers for wednesday morning and a heavier batch of rain wednesday afternoon, wednesday night. not a big snowstorm or anything like that. 49 degrees this afternoon, that's 7 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. tonight, partly cloudy skies, tomorrow a cloudy day, a chilly day. it's 42. then late in the day, after school, evening commute, we get the rain and snow mix coming in. then we go tomorrow night. but it changes over to all rain.
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day. look at the temperature wednesday nights, warming up to 56 on thursday. the sun comes back out and the cold air pours in thursday night. look at the weekend. it looks like a cold shot this weekend. be ready for that. all right, you guys, have a great day. >> you, too. >> thank you, bill. you, too. over to heather with a look at the commute. >> looking at the subway status. subways are on or close to schedule. that's good news. all running on or close to schedule. newburgh beacon bridge county westbound has two lanes closed down because of an accident. on the tappan 0 bridge into westchester westchester county counties, a disabled tractor- trailer has been cleared away. looking at truck routes 1 and 9 south near the charlotte circle, an accident cleared. news copter is looking at the gowanus expressway, monday morning volume for you, but
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it looks like that's mostly on the exit ramps, we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. back to you. >> thank you, heather. good morning america is >> that's right. let's check in with robin roberts live in times square. good morning, robin. >> i get both of you, ken and lori. >> and we get you! >> you know that race for president is on. donald trump's big win in south carolina making him the clear frontrunner and shrinking the republican field to just five candidates. the nevada caucus just one day away. and we'll talk about that. also ahead, new developments in the horrifying kalamazoo shooting. the alleged gunman, an uber driver. police are investigating whether the suspect picked up fares during the shooting spree. this morning, we will hear from one of his passengers that night. and we are just 24 hours away from gma live. we're talking a 360-degree
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from tanzania. we're counting down this morning as amy gives us a look into africa's garden of eden. usually ginger goes on the trips. amy is there. t.j. holmes is in south africa. you will see it here on gma. >> that's fascinating. >> and educational, too. >> we saw ginger last week with the baby. >> we know she's busy. >> yeah, yeah. and sam champion is back this week. >> that's huge. >> huge! >> he's helping us out. >> all right. >> thank you, robin. happening today, the mta is expected to discuss a plan to resurrect the "w" train. the line disappeared midway through 2010 after a nine-year run. there's talk now of reviving the "w" because of changes planned for the "k". it would resume the old run
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6:53. researchers at the university of southern california are out with a damning report on diversity in the film and television industries. they found just over 28 percent
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and scripted series were minorities. that's about 9 percent less than their proportion in the population. 87 percent of directors were white and just over 3 percent women. among characters 40 years of age and over, 74 percent were men and 25 percent were women. 6:54. there may have been a sort of divine intervention involving a car fire as the only object that wasn't destroyed was a bible. the car burst into flames after another vehicle set it into a pole in memphis, tennessee over the weekend. the driver was trapped momentarily, but was carried to safety by good samaritans. his bible made it out intact and virtually unharmed. >> unbelievable. 6:54. your top stories and a final chick of weather and your commute coming up. also, new video as police search for suspects in the latest knife attack in the
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welcome back. and police release new video of a terrifying knife attack in the bronx. >> eyewitness news reporter toni yates is live in williamsbridge with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lori and ken. three incidents happening on a saturday, all in the same general area. there is surveillance video of one this morning. four people are recovering from their wounds. we're going to start with the one that happened at 5:20 on saturday in the afternoon. on holland avenue. you can see two men jump out of a dark-colored car.
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people and zero in on this one woman, 26 years old. one of the men stabs her in the stomach. the other slashes her right ear. police don't believe she was the intended target. and the second happened at 3:40 in the morning. a 32-year-old man walking down the street, someone comes up behind him, slashes him and takes off. that man was taken to st. barnabas hospital. the very first stabbing of the day, two men leaving a party, both stabbed in the stomach. police say their -- the people who stabbed them were also at the same party that the men were at. so far, no one's been arresth. police are asking anyone with any information on the stabbings, especially if you recognize the men in that video, to give them a call. we're live in the williamsbridge section of the bronx, toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news. back to you. >> thank you, toni. we have news copter 7 above the bqe, showing delays, which is not very surprising, but not too terrible this morning, actually, going
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it looks like it's around metropolitan avenue, atlantic avenue area. let's talk about a big delay, however, at the newburgh beacon bridge going west, that's an accident, two lanes shut down. george washington bridge is 20. lincoln and holland 30 minutes a piece. and the george, going across the span, more delays on the upper level than the lower level. >> thank you, madame. sunrise now, absolutely gorgeous. this is the roof camera looking to the east side. a beautiful start to the day. it's a little chilly, but 38. that's your 7:00 temperature. 8 degrees warmer than normal for the start of the day. we have a warmer number. 40 around laguardia. sunshine today. and a nice day with a temperature above normal. we are looking at light northerly winds, temperature will approach 50 by 3:00. then rain, snow mix tomorrow night and ape windy, rainy day on wednesday. more details tomorrow. >> all right. thank you, bill. that's it for us. i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato.
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weather coming up in 25 minutes. good morning, america. donald trump on a roll. >> we won with everything. tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people. just won. >> the gop front-runner celebrates big now all eyes on the nevada, the next vote casts tomorrow. can marco rubio and ted cruz stop his momentum. the uber driver accuseded of killing six people. reportedly picking up fares during the rampage. now those passengers are speaking out. >> we were driving through median sfls and uber is responding to the attack. amazing escape. a megabus evacuated just moments


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