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right now, remembering antonin scalia. shock and sadness over the death of the supreme court justice. a man under arrest in connection with the stabbing deaths of a woman and two of her children. brutal, dangerous and life threatening. temperatures falling to possible record lows right now. good evening, i'm cindy hsu. we begin with breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. the 79-year-old had been staying at a luxury ranch resort in west texas. breakfast, a worker checked scalia's room and found his body. it appears he died of natural causes. raised in queens. he was nominated to the supreme court by president ronald reagan and was the senior justice on the court. now to a warning about tonight's extreme cold. stay inside or you could possibly face the coldest weather in a century.
anywhere from 15 to 40 below zero. things are dangerously cold as you mentioned and they're set to get even colder. we do have some windchill alerts in effect. everything you see in pink a windchill warning. everything that you see here in this blue, a windchill advisory. so the entire area is under a windchill alert until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. the windchills anywhere between 20 and 40 below the actual air temperatures, also a problem. check out the current temperatures. 10 degrees in central park. the actual air temperature. now when you factor in the winds it feels like 24 below in montice will, lo. 12 below in babylon. it feels like 18 below in central park. the overnight temperatures, we're talking about subzero area.
temperatures that we're expecting overnight tonight. so 2 for central park, one of the warmest locations. a single 2-degree temperature will be one of the warmest. if we hit it we tie a record. this is the bigger problem. the windchills overnight. it will feel between 15 and 25 below for a number of us. 20 and 30 below. coldest spots between 30 and 50 below overnight tonight so dangerously cold. i'll have more coming up about this and when we finally get a break from the cold weather. >> thank you. cbs 2's dave carlin is braving the cold. he's live on the west side with more on how people are trying to stay warm. >> reporter: i think they're trying and failing. the only sure way to get out of this cold and stay warm is to get out of the cold and be inside. some people just can't do that. like the people over here, construction workers, covered head to toe. but other people too that we found feeling the freeze. >> yeah, it's cold. >> reporter: this deep freeze
simplest and breechest of outdoor chores became excruciating. >> my nose is freezing. my legs are cold. >> reporter: these construction workers on tenth avenue suffered hours of cold exposure to get their jobs done, but they're experienced enough to know to cover up head to toe with just their eyes showing. we found people who were not dressed properly for this kind of cold. >> ice cube or something. >> reporter: wisconsiny and zoe are 7-year-old twins wearing flimsy fleeces that lack enough fluff. their mother taking them on a five block walk told us in retro spect she should have forced them to bundle up much more. >> my one over here only wanted to wear a sweatshirt. i think she's learned her lesson. >> it's 100 ice cubes. >> cold. >> upper west side resident michelle gong braved these brutal conditions so her dog gunner could get some exercise and fresh air, but not too much. >> this is winter. this is to be expected. >> reporter: also to be expected, burst pipes and
so be sure to let warm water drip overnight. open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes. keep your thermostat set to the same toasty temperature day and night. okay. those tips plus some about using space heaters, make sure that if you're using one keep everything else at least three feet away from one and never plug it into an extension cord. live on the west side, dave carlin. >> thank you. the extreme cold made it harder for firefighters to do their jobs. a thawing unit had to be called in to a fire in far rock away queens to warm up two frozen hydrants. firefighters were able to put out a fire on deerfield road. one woman was injured after jumping from the second floor. and the weather likely a factor in a deadly 50 car pile up in pennsylvania. happened this morning on i-78, 75 miles north of it'd. three people were killed and dozens hurt in the chain reaction crash that left
cars tangled together across three lanes of traffic. witnesses say blowing snow created near whiteout conditions. now to breaking news. the man who investigators say went on a stabbing rampage at a staten island hotel, killing two children and his girlfriend is now in police custody. cbs 2 is live with more. brian. >> reporter: police sources confirm that 23-year-old michael sykes is in custody and being questioned here at the 121st precinct on staten island. not far from the scene of this horrific triple murder that happened at a hotel that was also being used as a shelter for homeless families. sykes has been the subject of an intense man hunt for three days after last being seen boarding the staten island ferry wednesday morning after the bloody stabbing rampage inside the ramada inn in the willow brook section of staten island.
only about four minutes to murder his 28-year-old girlfriend rebecca cutler, their 4-month-old daughter maliyah and cutler's 1-year-old daughter ziana. a 2-year-old named miracle was the only survivor of the attack. cutler and the three girls were placed at the hotel by the city's department of homeless services. investigators say sykes called his mom to confess to the murders and threatened to kill himself as well. sources tell cbs 2 that police got a tip that sykes was staying at the home of a friend on 31st avenue in betweens. they staked out that house today and picked the suspect up at about 4:00 p.m. again, the intense man hunt for 23-year-old michael sykes, the suspect in a horrific triple murder at a staten island hotel being used as a shelter for homeless families is now over and he is being questioned here at the police precinct. reporting from staten island. >> thank you.
three hours now until a presidential debate right here on cbs. the republican contenders will be going toe to toe in their first faceoff since the new hampshire primary. craig boswell has more. craig. >> reporter: cindy, good evening to you. there is a lot on the line here tonight and this race is volatile. as we saw in new hampshire, debate performances matter. now add to this the death of antonin scalia which changes the tone of this debate, likely the tone of this entire presidential race going forward. this is the final time these six candidates will take on one another on the same stage before voters in south carolina cast their ballots in a week. before tonight's debate in greenville, john kasich and jeb bush continued to work the campaign trail in south carolina. >> i hope you will vote for me next saturday. >> reporter: the state has been good to the bush family. both his brother and father won here. but bush and the other republican candidates are all
the new hampshire primary winner will be center stage with the iowa winner, texas senator ted cruz. the two men continue to attack one another. >> find out where he gets his money. >> it's all a smoke screen to hide from his record. >> so who has the most pressure on them tonight? >> i think it's rubio. >> reporter: gop political consultant says florida senator marco rubio must do better tonight after faltering during the action news new hampshire debate. >> this motion that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing -- >> it is. the memorized 25 second speech. >> reporter: the pressure is not just on rubio. this could be a make or break moment for any of the candidates with the primary a week away. >> what is the impact of this debate? >> great. four years ago newt gingrich won this debate in myrtle beach and four days later he won the primary. it's just really important to do well in the debate because it can turn around the whole election. >> reporter: candidates with a poor showing in the primary could be forced to drop out of
and that's because a poor showing here makes it harder to raise money and that's a problem on march 1st when you have 14 primaries and caucuses and the best way to reach voters at that point is going to be through television ads and that costs money. back to you. >> thank you very much. live coverage of the debates starts at 9:00 p.m. here on cbs 2, followed by the news at 11:00. a call for courage from pope francis. you're looking live as the catholic leader celebrates mass in mexico city. coming up, his message to bishops about the drug trade. setting sail again. a storm-damaged cruise ship goes on a new journey. it's nba all star weekend. we'll show you how christoph performed in the rookies game. will the knicks trade carmelo anthony.
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now a developing story. pope francis is wrapping up the trip to mexico. here's a live picture now from mexico city where the pope is celebrating mass at the basilica of our lady of guadalupe. earlier tens of thousands of people lined the streets to see the pontiff's motorcade. some received a personal blessing. francis many et with mexico's president and in a speech to bishops he called on them to
the pope spends the next four days in mexico. the nypd is asking for the public's help in the search for two violent kidnapping suspects. they've released this surveillance video of a mini van the alleged suspects were driving. two armed men jumped out of the van tuesday night on east 54th street in the flatlands section of brooklyn. according to police they grabbed a man in his 60s, stabbed and robbed him. it is unclear if they knew the victim. battered cruise ship is back in business. the anthem of the seas is on a why new passengers are confident. you'll need more than a hat and scarf to get through this
and museums that preserve the glories of the past. winter in new york state means more great things to do than ever. plan your trip at iloveny.com there's something for everyone. new information on that cruise ship that got caught in a bad storm last week. the anthem of the seas is now out at sea again.
ago. >> reporter: the anthem of the seas left new jersey late saturday afternoon hoping for friendlier seas three days after returning from a trip that had some passengers and observers invoking the word titanic. one week ago the ship cruised straight into a hurricane-force storm off the coast of north carolina. a brutal cold wind sending off the ship, capable of carrying 6000 people on board. many have heard the grim tails of the vessels near tragic confrontation last week with a storm that packed winds of 75 to 100 miles an hour and waves 30 feet high. >> terrible. it was absolutely horrifying. >> saturday passengers filed on to the cruise ship for the first time since royal caribbean made repairs. the u.s. coast guard reporting it has cleared the vessel to sail. >> it is what it is. you know, i'm confident they got everything taken care of
>> we spoke to only two passengers boarding the ship before the port authority ordered us to stop interviewing people. this man says he's confident things are shipshape. >> i'm hoping they did. i would assume they did. the boat is sea worthy, coast guard wouldn't approve it to go out. >> you stand next to this massive ship and imagine it beings toed around by a monster storm. a storm it should never have been in the middle of. only a few passengers ventured out to take a look before departure as stories continue to come out about how terrifying this encounter proved to be. more on the extreme cold. >> oh, it is. it's all of the above. let's go ahead and start out by talking to some of our weather watchers to see what kinds of numbers they are seeing out there at 6:18.
it is not pretty. look at these numbers. one of the warmest. this is terrible. one of the warmest temperatures is from nancy. 13 degrees. skies were beautiful today but brutally frigid. yeah, that's accurate. we have lots of single digit temps. we head into the lower hudson valley. 5 degrees. her comment, winter arrived. windchill 8 below. time to hibernate. if you can stay inside tonight and into tomorrow, you should. because it will be dangerously cold. taking a live look outside tonight. it's beautiful to look at but the bitter winds just make it dangerously cold. 10 degrees, that's the temperature. the winds are out of the northwest at 30 miles an hour. so here's what it means. check out our high temperatures today. in the 20s across the board. warmest, 25 for bridgeport and jfk. 22 degrees was the high temperature today. that puts us nearly 20 degrees bow low the normal for this day of the year. that's how cold it is.
vortex satellite and radar. just a few flurries out there being picked up. the bigger picture does show we do have snow moving in our direction. really the big story for tonight and tomorrow is the cold. so that's what we're dealing with right now. we are dealing with the remnants -- the impact of a cold front. we've got this arctic air and these biting winds, that's what we're already dealing with. we continue to deal with that tonight. overnight tonight and early tomorrow, some of the coldest air of the season by far. so frigid sunshine for your valentine's day. we head into your monday, we're snow. then begins to mix with some warm up. but the warm up is still a bit away. here are the wind chill alerts in effect. everything in pink. a windchill warning that will tomorrow afternoon. your sunday morning, this is we're talking the record temperatures that you see here on the left, the forecast temperatures on the right. in locations we are going to
low temperatures. your high temperature tomorrow, only 17 degrees. define a frozen one. we get sunshine. but because of the winds it feels like it's between 5 or 10 below. so 10 below for the coldest folks, it'll feel like 5 degrees for the warmest locations. not a huge improvement as we head into the day tomorrow. we start to get improvement on monday. 34 degrees. it'll feel down right balmy. we have a system moving in. expecting to see snow out of that. we get mixing. little bit of icy precipitation, rain. look what happens on tuesday. a spoke in temperatures. 51 degrees. clouds, rain. windy. 51 and temperatures level out behind that. want to, tomorrow, dangerously cold. stay inside if you can. >> you request get weather updates by downloading the cbs 2 weather app. send us your weather pictures and video. it is free and available in the itunes store. could a deal be in the works for the knicks?
sports. future for the knicks. steve is here with sports. >> this is going to be a big week for the knicks. the nba trading deadline is thursday. the knicks have to figure out whether or not this is the time to move carmelo anthony. melo has been asked about this no trade clause this week. he reiterates he does no the want to leave new york. just today though the daily
are working on a three way deal centered around anthony and kevin love. the cavs would get melo, the celtics would get love and the knicks would get draft picks. that. that. i'm being quite honest. i haven't even thought about that. as far as trade exceptions and even thought about that. reports. there's always a report. what's next. i don't care about the rumors. >> moving carmelo means that kristaps porzingis would be the face. if this is an indicator of how he matches up, porzingis is on his way. he knocked in a game high 30 points and would have won mvp honors had the world team not
jenrry mejia. mange league baseball doesn't care what he knew because for the third time in a year the mets pitcher has been caught with steroids in his system. under the new three strikes and you're out he's been banned from baseball for life. mejia said he did not do it, can apply for reinstatement but only after two years. new jersey had a man advantage, which has been their bread and butter of late. adam henrique. the devils skate away with a 2- 1 victory in overtime. the last couple of days before spring training play players were hanging out, having fun. maybe they're challenging other athletes to crazy games. daniel murphy challenged a pro soccer player to dizzy baseball. murphy not only lost control of his swing he couldn't hang on
his soccer counterpart rather, he couldn't even stand up. how fun is this? i'm just hoping that dizzy baseball is part of this year's all star baseball game festivities. i want to see -- >> that's a thing. because i -- >> it was when we were smaller. >> i think it was a boy thing. >> thank you very much, steve. that does it for cbs 2 news at 6:00. for the entire cbs 2 news team, thank you for joining us.
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>> axelrod: breaking news, supreme court justice antonin scalia dead at 79. the high court's conservative anchor found inside his room at a resort in texas. the stage is set in south carolina for tonight's cbs news republican debate. the final six candidates in their last face-to-face showdown before a crucial primary. a deadly pileup on an icy interstate as temperatures in the northeast plummet toward record lows. and why these kids from the class of 2032 have a million reasons to be thankful. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm jim axelrod. we begin with breaking news. supreme court justice antonin