tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 5, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
everyone, have a fantastic thousands of families on long island are powerless after storms tear through the area. when will they see the light. >> police are trying to track down a man that broke in a woman's home, attacked her and cut her across the neck. >> we are hearing from the family of one of the victims that died from legionnaires' disease. >> i'm ken rosato. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for
lori stokes. >> we have a brand-new air mass in place. 74. 74 to start out right now. drops down maybe another degree or to but 60 at hopatcong, blairstown, up to poe and kingston. 80 by noontime. beautiful weather. heather, i have great news in the weather department. >> i have okay news in the traffic department. my maps aren't working at this time. >> that is bad news in the traffic department. >> not good news for me. let's go to a webcam. we will show you how things are looking traveling on the staten island expressway. you can see the construction is set up. that is right around richmond avenue. now, this advertise the eastbound side of the staten island expressway. they did cancel a lot of that construction during the overnight.
that's because of what was going on with the truck accident yesterday on the new jersey turnpike which has completely been cleared away. now, we are looking at the b.q.e. up the northbound side. this is your delay coming up to the brooklyn bridge. we do have our street cleaning rules in effect today. ken, back to you. >> heather, thank you. happening now, thousands of families on long island are waking up in the dark after hard hitting storms roared through. it will take a while before they see the light, maybe until friday. the towns of brookhaven, smithtown and the village of see take you ket. that's where kala rama picks up the story. kala? >> reporter: ken, you know, all of this looks like a lot of progress. you can see behind me a lot of trees piled up from the cleanup overnight. 16,000 customers are without power. they may not get it back until friday big midday. let me show you the problem.
there are trees toppled over homes and trunks acting as barricades in the roadway. thousands of trees tangled in power lines that look like they are just about ready to snap. the people in this area are complaining there is not enough utility crews working on getting the power back. the storm hit around 5:00 yesterday morning with straight line winds of about 80 miles per hour. since then pse&g long island had about 500 to 600 crews on the roads. today they have help from con ed crews. 16,000 customers in the dark want to see action now. >> pse&g has to get the stuff off the lines. we don't want to cause more damage to the electrical infrastructure and i don't want to put my employees in jeopardy. at this point we are waiting for additional crews from pse&g to remove the trees that are involved with the lines and then we will continue cutting our way back to these neighborhoods.
like this one behind me that is completely inaccessible. >> look at this one from dronecam 7. trees are down. the hardest hit are smithtown, brookhaven and setauket. offices will be open at quorum and riverhead at 8:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. they have charging stations for your phone, water and ice. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. new video from police this morning of three suspects wanted for a home invasion robbery in the bronx. the men were reported by a lobby surveillance camera in riverdale. they were up to their apartment of the 68-year-old woman. the young health aid answered the door and was locked in a close set.
if you identify the men, give police a call. in queens, police want your help in finding this man in connection with an attack on a woman in elmhurst. the suspect put a sharp object to a woman's neck as she tried to get in her home. she ran off when the woman screamed. she was treated for a cut to the neck. as you heard from heather, the new jersey turnpike is open following a fiery and deadly crash. all lanes reopened around 10:00 last night, nearly 12 hours after a dump truck hit an overpass and burst into flames. the fire backed up traffic in both directions well into the night. crews worked through the night to repair a giant sinkhole that swallowed a street in brooklyn. the hole wormed yesterday after a huge water main broke at 5th avenue and 64th street and sunset park. the sinkhole is massive. about 20 by 20 feet to put the size of that into perspective, it's big enough to hold three
mid-size cars with plenty of room to spare. mayor de blasio says the deadly legionnaires outbreak has peaked in new york city. health officials passed out fliers in the south bronx with tips about how to avoid the disease. for some it's too late. a 67-year-old died sunday. his stepdaughter talked to jim dolan. >> reporter: she was with her husband 43 years. now she and her family sit in a darkened bronx apartment wondering what happened. suddenly on thursday, carmelo was too weak to answer the door of his home. >> at the door maybe 7 minutes when i told my brother he had to go downstairs and get someone to open the door for us. when they finally came up, he was on the floor. >> reporter: he was taken to montefiore medical center where he died. he had a number of preexisting conditions like asthma and diabetes. the ideal host for the disease to rage unchecked.
but the family blames the city. >> in a way they were negligent because the first time that they found out about it, they could have done something bit before letting it spread throughout the bronx. >> this is not the time to let an older member of your family say i don't want to go to the doctor. these the time that we have to really encourage people to seek care. >> the city made real progress combating the spread of the disease which is spread by a mist that comes from cooling towers like one at the opera house hotel near where he lived and one at lincoln hospital, towers contaminated with the legionella bacteria. >> we identified the only sites that are causing this outbreak. they have all been cleaned. >> we should see beginning in about a week's time declining number of cases. >> reporter: dr. bassett believes the city is ahead of this thing and that the worst is over.
it's the worst outbreak the city of new york has ever seen. the mayor plans to introduce legislation that will improve reporting and inspection of these cooling towers. in the south bronx, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> we have an entire section on our web site, abc7ny dedicated to the legionnaires outbreak. you can follow the latest updates on our facebook and twitter pages. nasa giving us a look at a super typhoon. this is a view from the international space station after hitting the small lion off japan. it was the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane and it is aimed at taiwan. it should hit as a category 4 storm packing 20 inches of rape. >> that is enormous. bill talks about typhoon is the same as a hurricane but in a different part of the world.
he can tell us more about that. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here we go, looking from our camera in astoria down the east river to roosevelt island. you can see great visibility past 59th street bridge past 1 world trade. today great weather. clear skies, temperatures are going to be in the 70s. a beautiful morning as we look from our camera in midtown. 74. low humidity. brand-new air mass in place. it will feel great today. looking at satellite pictures, not much going on. down the jersey shore and by the time 8:00. lunchtime temperature about 84. 87 this afternoon. that is warm. a per affect day is sunshine, 762079. 87 in august and low humidity, this will be a blockbuster of a day. we will talk about improving weather for friday and the weekend. we talked about rain. we will tell you about it in your seven-day forecast coming up. >> heather is looking at the commute. >> take a look at a camera.
on the new jersey turnpike, this is near exit 14 across from newark airport. car, truck lanes, everything has been reopened after yesterday's accident. staten island expressway is heavy into richmond avenue on the eastbound side. this is all because of that ongoing construction. goethals is open this morning. heading up the b.q.e., northbound side, delay around the bend into the brooklyn bridge. brooklyn bridge remains closed into manhattan and that is because of that overnight construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and shirleen, back to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," stunning video of a man run down by his own car in a road rage incident. the video you don't want to miss. >> parents listen up. a warning from the nypd about a dangerous synthetic drug growing in popularity on the streets of new york. >> two people are dead and others injured after a shooting
drake. welcome back. stunning video of a road rage incident in california that escalated to assault with a deadly weapon. a man run down by his car by another man that stole it. the man flipped in midair. he suffered several broken bones. police are looking for the two men that attacked him. >> yikes, look at that. >> ouch. >> ouch indeed. >> meteorologist bill evans is joining us with the exclusive forecast. >> good morning, shirleen and ken. as we look from our camera on the roof to midtown manhattan, looking at a great morning.
it will be a beautiful day. temperatures will be right at -- 74 degrees. pressure at 29.93 and holding steady. it will be a gorgeous day today. normal high is about 84. we will be at 87. the rain yesterday morning almost 1/2 inch in the park. sun officially up at 5:56 and we will see a beautiful sunrise on the way. august at its best. sunny, warm but dry. late week storm that we have been watching, i will show you, looks like it will go to the south. that sets up sun and clouds for the weekend. temps might be a degree or two cooler than normal. 66 brookhaven. you see most of the power outages from the storm. 72 around hempstead. these numbers feel great this morning, particularly the 55 around monticello.
that is refreshing. brand-new air mass in place. we don't have much going on. a little bit of clouds here that will keep riding up and into the area tomorrow. the storm we are talking about for friday is this one out of missouri. it looks like it will stay to the south and ride to the south as we go friday into saturday. you see this on our futurecast, this is our computer guidance. you see tomorrow there is a few clouds and then there is that storm system staying to the south on friday into saturday. a nice sunny weekend. i guess we have to live with it. 87 today. tomorrow a few clouds around the area. that is the storm we are talking about. if you are traveling to d.c., that's where they will be, the showers. sunny, warm, low humidity. 87 degrees. a few degrees warmer than normal. we will have great weather as
we go into the weekend. clouds tomorrow and 85. then 80 friday. saturday and sunday into the low 80s. it will be pleasant and the next shot at a thunderstorm comes on tuesday. but we are not looking at any of that dog day august type heat. these are the dog days of august until the 15th where it should be hot and steamy and sultry. uncomfortable. makes people want to do things they shouldn't. >> let's get another check on the commute with heather o'rourke. >> we don't have that, do we. >> no, i don't think we do. >> heather, i heard you were out there with the truckers this morning. this is an interesting tidbit of information. new jersey transit was closed for hours. on my drive in, traveling on the new jersey transit there were tractor trailers lined up on the side of the road. i can only imagine that they were there to take a rest. let's go to the camera and show
you how things are looking traveling around the area. not a bad ride across the george washington bridge. george washington bridge is doing very well in both directions, upper he level, lower level. 2 and 5 trains, 2 running by the 5149th to nevens because of fire department activity. r trains have fast track repair. a webcam and traveling on here, this is the l.i.e. through marathon parkway. not a bad traffic is doing well in both directions. no major problems as you travel throughout long island. no major problems as you go into queens. this is the southern state parkway near eagle avenue. you can see that is a good ride for you. this is the staten island expressway near bradley avenue where you don't have a bad ride. you can see the construction cones are set up. we don't have any major construction as you travel through that spot. this is 1 and 9 near newark airport. that traffic is moving without any major problems. we have alternate side of the
street parking rules are in effect for today. shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. the family of a woman found dead in a jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the texas trooper who arrested sandra bland and other authorities her family blamed for her death. the autopsy found the 28-year- old woman committed suicide by hanging herself in her jail cell last month three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop. her family disputes the finding. >> a warning free the nypd about a highly dangerous synthetic drug known as k 2 that is growing in popularity on the streets of new york. the police department releasing graphic video of the drug's effects on man in brooklyn. k 2 is a synthetic type of marijuana that causes extreme reactions. many users hallucinate and become i believe per use to pain. >> synthetic and incredibly dangerous and harmful. a lot of the bodegas,
particularly in east harlem and elsewhere cell it and keep it under the counter. some of the undercover work is dealing with those places that are trying to sell it and market it. >> police say the drug is putting officers in danger as well as the users themselves. more than 10,000 packages have been seized in the city. authorities in toronto are looking for two people of interest after a deadly shooting at an event hosted by the rapper drake. two people were killed and three others wounded when gunfire broke out at an after party early yesterday. it's not clear if drake was present during the shooting. representatives for the rapper have not commented on that shooting. floyd mayweather set the date for what he says will be his final fight. he will defend his title next
month in las vegas guess against andre bergo. his most recent bout was the so- called fight of the century in may. in the race for president, republicans are set to hold the first primary debate tomorrow night. we know the candidates that fox news has chosen to participate, ten men on stage. donald trump and jeb bush front and center. scott walker, dr. ben carson, mike huckabee, ted cruz, rand paul and marco rubio and new jersey governor chris christie and ohio governor john kasich. carlie identify orin no, rick perry, bobby jindal, rick santorum, jim gilmore will be in a separate forum that will take place hours before the actual debate. >> lots of people won't be there. that's for sure. coming up on eyewitness news, today mayor de blasio will hold a round table
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billy joel performed the final show at the nassau coliseum before it closes for renovation. >> ladies and gentlemen, billy joel. >> you heard him. that was the new york governor andrew cuomo introducing joel's 32nd performance at the coliseum. the venue is set to undergo a $30 million renovation. also in the audience, nassau county executive ed mangano who said the project will all be worth it. >> if you are a long islander, this advertise part of your youth. it was part of my youth. the good news is that the future use of nassau county is going to have a wonderful new facility to enjoy for generations to come. >> the renovated coliseum will
open in december 2016. >> billy joel never left long island behind him. he is a true long islander. >> and we honor him. >> sounds amazing. >> he does. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. another man who is amazing, bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> i will say this about billy joel, he closes a lot of things. >> but then they reopen looking gleaming. >> if you ever see that shay performance. that's -- if you take the boat out, those of you around long island sound, jersey shore, north to northwest wind 5 to ten knots. going to the beach we have a moderate risk of rip currents at the beaches. sunshine, low humidity, 87. tomorrow a few clouds, 81 to 85. we will talk about the weekend coming up in the accuweather
seven-day forecast day forecast. >> trucker heather, breaker breaker one nine. >> listen, good buddy, 2 trains are suspended between atlantic and wall street because of fire department activity. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing fine. you have metro north, waterbury branch with ongoing bridge work in bridgeport. as you head over here into brooklyn, we have been telling you about a huge sinkhole. the ramp into the brooklyn bridge is closed. brooklyn bridge is closed because of construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. >> thank you, heather. happening today, mayor de blasio will hold a round table to discuss the city's new mental health and public safety plan. the new strategy calls for shifting mentally ill homeless people into housing or mental health facilities. they will spend about $6 billion on the homeless the next four years.
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good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. crews are hard at work on long island trying to put the lights back on after a powerful storm tore through and turned them off. we are live in one of the hardest hit areas. >> new this morning, video police want you to see as they track a burglar on a spree through kitchen. >> video of a suspected sexual predator on the run, his target a woman working alone at a store. >> i'm r. >> i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is wednesday, august 5th. you are never more than seven
minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. 5:00 a.m. temperature 75 degrees. look at brick, new jersey, 62. long branch 66. 68 over to wrightstown. 64 around sayreville. a great day starting out around southern jersey going over to general ulysses. 68 bridgeport. 61 poughkeepsie. what a nice morning. 55 at monticello. we will have a great day today. high of 87. low humidity. put on the sunscreen, sunblock. heather is looking at your commute. she was out kicking the tires on the trucks lined up in new jersey. >> let's go to our maps. we will talk to you about the 2 trains. i actually apparently tweeting someone that i follow that is a tractor trailer driver and i will find out information. 2 trains suspended between atlantic and wall street with
fire department activity. long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close. metro north waterbury branch, doing bridge work in bridgeport. heading through brooklyn, huge sinkhole at 64th street. b.q.e. northeast into the brooklyn bridge, you can't take that ramp because the brooklyn bridge is closed into the city because of ongoing construction. manhattan bridge, williamsburg moving well. street cleaning rules are in effect. shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. thousands of customers are without power this morning 24 hours after a powerful storm moved across long island. you can see from dronecam 7 some of that damage in setauket. just this morning, work ramped up to restore power in some of the hardest hit areas in brookhaven, smithtown and setauket. kala rama is live in east at the take you ket suffolk county. >> we did just check and at this hour, there is more than
14,000 customers without power. now, take a look at this pile of trees here. i can tell you the dump trucks are coming around the clock overnight adding to this pile and it seems like progress but it's just not enough. people may not have their power back until friday afternoon. so, let me show you what the problem is here. there are trees toppled over homes and trunks acting as barricades in the roadway and thousand of trees tangled in power lines or resting on the power lines. that looks like they are just about to snap. that will add to the power outages. people are complaining there is not enough utility crews working on getting back to the power. the storm hit around 5:00 yesterday morning with straight line winds. since then pse&g long island had about 500 to 600 crews on the roads. today they had help from 50 con ed crews that rolled in and started work. there are 14,000 customers in
the dark that action. >> hopefully pse&g can justify rate increases by the lack of response that we have seen. we haven't seen other than maybe an hour ago, a couple of trucks. >> >> reporter: from dronecam 7 you can see some of the impact from a different angle. a tree split down the middle. limbs are down in every direction. the hardest hit areas, brookhaven, smithtown and where i am in east setauket. for anyone else that needs help, customer service offices are open in quorum and riverhead around 8:00 in the morning. they will offer water, ice and most important charging stations for your iphones, laptops, anything else that you have that needs to be charged for power. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you for that. remember to track weather on the go with our free accutrack
weather alert app. go to the itunes or google play store and search wabc or accutrack. the search is on for a burglar targeting apartments around midtown. he hit six times since february. rob nelson is live in hell's kitchen with the video they want you to see. >> reporter: good morning, ken. fire escapes in the city are designed to give people a way to get out of a building. for one guy out on the loose, his way to get in the building. take a look at this video. this is what police want to you see this morning. this is the suspect in action a few days ago on july 25th. he is on the fire escape of this building near 10th and 57th street looking for away in about 7:00 a.m. the would be victim, a 24-year- old woman inside heard noise outside of her window and saw the man. that's when he got scared and fled. not before looking right in to the security camera which
captured a crystal clear image of his face. police believe the same man struck five other locations in midtown since february. sometimes escaping with credit cards, jewelry, electronics and even clothing. now, back here live, you can see fire escapes here facing 10th avenue. these are on the front of a different building, though. the fire escapes that the suspect used in the case was around the corner in back of the buildings. he was able to get up there and in the apartment. again, six incidents since february until july 25, the same kind of operation to use the fire escape to get in the building. three incidents on 10th avenue. police say if you recognize the guy in the clear surveillance video, call crimestoppers and give them a tip. reporting live in hell's kitchen, rob nelson, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, rob. new this morning, there is very clear video just out from police of a man wanted for attempted rape in the south bronx. detectives say the man appeared to be browsing last saturday in
a clothing store but he then attacked the 41-year-old clerk working alone. she managed to fight him off and fled the store -- he fled the store at that point. he is there on the video. police are hoping somebody else can help identify him. new this morning, police are looking for the suspect in a violent attack on a woman in chinatown. take a look at these pictures. the attack happened a little more than 24 hours ago. investigators say this man walked up to a 55-year-old woman and hit her in the back while she was standing at mott and grand streets. she was treated for a cut at the hospital. happening today, the mayor of mount vernon holding a noon news conference to address the jail cell death of raynette take turner. she was arrested for shopping lifting and two days after that arrest she was found dead in her cell. an autopsy did not solve the mystery of why she died. an investigation has been launched by state attorney general eric schneider.
mayor de blasio will attend this morning's funeral in brooklyn for sanitation enforcement sergeant frank macello. he was 37 years old when he died on the job in staten island. he was the first line of duty death in 34 year history of the enforcement division. the medical examiner says sergeant marcello suffered from heart disease. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> all right. gwb, gwb, right there at the top is where heather lives on top of the gwb. and the lights are on and nobody is home. here we go. we take a look across the hudson river to harlem, washington heights and on east across the bronx expressway right there through east tremont looking good. beautiful sunrise on the way. here is the sunrise. we are looking across the jackie onassis reservoir to
flushing bay to long island sound. a gorgeous sunrise and sunset today around the area. 74 degrees. 75 around. clear skies, calm wind. so, we are looking at a couple of clouds cutting across hillsborough and over to monmouth county. there will be a few clouds cutting across today and tomorrow. the storm system for friday looks to be staying to our south. it will be around the nation's capitol this weekend. so, we are looking at sunshine, warm humidities. noontime 84. 87 later on this afternoon. a great day. we will talk about the weekend coming up. weather and traffic every seven minutes. she lives at the top of the gwb. >> i do. i do live above there. the lights weren't on because that's the way you conserve energy. let's go to a webcam. you need a lot of energy to get stuck in this volume on the staten island expressway. it is that construction projecting on. expect a delay heading to the eastbound side. here is the gowanus up through
the prospect and that's not doing badly. then this is the queens midtown tunnel, traffic toward us is heading out of queens into manhattan. let's go to the map and tell you that the two trains suspended between atlantic and wall street, fire department activity. street cleaning rules are in effect. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the 911 calls just revealed when a news channel state trooper opened fire on teenagers on his property. >> we are updating the battle against wildfires raging out
>> in the middle of the street. i didn't want to hit him and he shot my car three times. >> the shooting happened in sparta last month after the teens mistakenly knocked on the trooper's door. the teens ran when the trooper came out with a gun. the trooper fired three shots as the teens drove away. in a 911 call the trooper's wife says they tried to run him down. >> my husband is a state trooper, he went outside and fired three shots and almost hit them. now he is in his car pursuing them. >> the teenage driver claims he swerved to avoid the trooper standing in the street. nobody was hurt in the shooting. so far no charges have been filed. thousands of northern california residents remain in shelters because of more than 100 square mile wildfire. the fire has been pushed and revived at times by erratic winds that forced firefighters
to advance then withdraw. the fire has destroyed some buildings and threatens many others. the rocky fire is one of 22 wildfires burning in california right now. most of the other fires are at least 60% contained but some of them have still caused substantial damage. meteorologist bill evans is joining us with a beautiful accuweather forecast. >> there is no question about it. it will be a gorgeous day today. the temperature maybe warm but the humidity will be low and we have lots of sunshine, beautiful sunrise in progress. we are at dawn. temperature 75 degrees. humidity 50%. not bad at all. that is low for morning hours. morning hours normally in the 70% range. a calm wind and press is -- pressure near 30. that points to a great day. yesterday's high right at that. we will be a few clicks above normal of 84. humidity is low. rain yesterday morning, four
tenths of an inch. sun up at 4 minutes before 6:00. we are looking at a great day with a beautiful august day. normally steamy, sticky. today it's sunny, warm and dry. the storm system to the midwest should stay to the south. temperatures maybe a couple of degrees cooler at 84 but it will feel great. around 80. 63 right there around morris county and morristown. 64 poughkeepsie, kingston. 74 the pike and staten island. 63, 66 down the jersey shore. we have a calm wind this morning. it will be a great day. high pressure will build in out of canada giving us some beautiful weather with good air quality. u.v. index of an 8. pollen count is high. a lot of folks in the building are complaining about allergy stuff. maybe it's the normal complaining but a lot of
grasses, plantain in the pollen count and heather mowed her lawn so that creates a lot of pollen. the storm we are talking about is coming out of nebraska into missouri and looks to me that that will stay to the south. i widened the view on the computer guidance to show you how far south that system goes. into thursday, sun and clouds. here is friday, the system goes offshore. looklook at the great weather coming up for the weekend. noontime temperature around 84. 87 this afternoon. a moderate risk of rip currents at the new york beaches. the low rip current risk on the jersey shore and west to northwest wind today. sunshine, low humidity, 87 today. 60 in the suburbs tonight. 69 around the park. tomorrow, sunshine, seasonally warm. we call it seasonally warm because the temperature is right at 84 which is the normal
afternoon high for this time of year. 80 with clouds and sun on friday. sunshine on saturday. and sunday just some beautiful weather coming up for this weekend and into next week. the next shot of a thunderstorm may not be until tuesday. >> we got a darn nice summer so far. we have been blessed. >> timing is perfect for the weekend. >> great summer. let's not jinx it. >> still a month to go. >> are you telling heather not to jinx it. >> he was liking your way. >> he was looking my way. >> she knows how to bring the black rain to a weekend. no, you are good luck. >> she is good luck. absolutely. well, we have good luck for those traveling on the 2 trains. service resumed but with residual delays between atlantic and wall street. everything else is on or close to schedule. we have street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and shirleen, back to you.
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had a run in at the airport. he was stopped in burlington, vermont. he was trying to carry a 10- inch hunting knife on a flight. he received a second pat down and was allowed to get on the plane. >> the star of another actor, robert downey junior is number one. the man that brought ironman to the big screen raked in $80 million this year. he is well ahead of jackie chan who sits at number 2 on the list at 50 million. "furious 7" star vin diesel is number 3 at $47 million. >> he made a total come back in his career. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with a just accuweather forecast. >> no doubt about it.
looking across long island, 67 bridgeport. 67 morristown. 71 newark and toward laguardia 73. these numbers are nice. a calm wind and humidities are low for the morning hours. we are looking at a nice ride from jersey city and staten island on the ferry today. a little west wind. water temperature 74. long island sound, back and forth bridgeport to port jeff, water temperature is 77. we are looking at gorgeous weather today. dawn pretty sunrise. 84 noontime. 87 this afternoon. weather then heather every seven minutes. that is the lady in red. >> you are the guy in gray with blue and white. let's go to have to a webcam, you mentioned newark. here is a look at routes 1 and 9 in newark. this is the west side of newark airport. you can see traffic doing fine there. it was a mess yesterday because the new jersey turnpike was closed. but, again, that accident has been completely cleared away.
here is the staten island expressway eastbound. they moved construction cones. we have lanes open through that spot and street cleaning rules are in effect. >> all right. thank you. still ahead, all new this morning, the big clue the police want you to see as they search for a trio of suspects that robbed a home and beat and
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lori stokes. today is wednesday, august 5th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans. >> well, we are in the midst of a beautiful sunrise outside as we look from our camera at asbury park. we are looking at what will be absolutely gorgeous. asbury park northward. that is sandy hook in the distance. what a nice morning outside. we have marse tails -- shigeki -mares tails. 75 degrees. a great day. 62 brookhaven. 58 westhampton. 65 east hampton. babylon 69 degrees. 66 belmar and wrightstown. what a pretty day. 84 by noontime. 87 later on. low humidity. northwest wind. absolutely gorgeous on the jersey shore low risk of rip currents. >> she has a problem on the q train, usually because she caused it.
>> i didn't cause it. let's go to the maps. you can experience delays on the downtown side to dekalb avenue with mechanical problems. all of our mass transit systems are on or close to schedule otherwise. l.i.e. eastbound near exit 19, that is an accident being cleared away. then, of course, as you head to the b.q.e. northeast that ramp to the brooklyn bridge, that is closed down then the brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan with overnight construction. sawmill river parkway south exits 20 into 17 you have only one lane open and that, of course, is because of that ongoing construction. only one lane open at this point. again, brooklyn bridge is closed into manhattan. other east river crossings aren't doing badly. hudson river crossings are doing okay. a webcam, staten island expressway, the eastbound side into the area of richmond avenue, out into south avenue, you have the earlier construction picked up. it looks like traffic is doing just fine through this spot. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today.
ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. crews are hard at work trying to restore power to people in suffolk county. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live in where reinforcements arrived overnight. good morning, kala. >> reporter: good morning, ken. we are making progress. last check, we have just under 14,000 customers in the dark. let me show you what is going on. the trucks have been coming around the clock dumping off the limbs adding to the pile that has been her overnight. some think they don't have the power back until afternoon. there are trees toppled over homes and trunks acting like barricades in the roadways. thousands of trees tangled in power lines and some of them resting on the power lines that look like they are about to snap. the people in this area are complaining that there is not enough utility crews working on getting the power back. that storm hit around 5:00
yesterday morning with straight line winds reported up to 80 miles per hour. since then, pse&g long island said they had about 3500 to 600 crews on the roads. today they are getting extra help. 50 con ed crews have come in and started work. there are 14,000 customers in the dark that want to see more action. >> pse&g has to get that stuff off the line. we don't want to cause more damage to the electrical infrastructure and i don't want to put my employees in jeopardy. so, as this point, we are waiting for additional crews from pse&g to remove the trees involved with the lines and then we will continue cutting our way back into these neighborhoods. like this one behind me that is completely inaccessible. >> reporter: from dronecam 7 you can see it from a different angle. limbs are down in every direction.
a tree split down the middle. the hardest hit areas are in brookhaven, smithtown and where i am east setauket. customer service officers will be open in riverhead and quorum. they will have charging stations to get your electronics charged and they will be providing water and ice for anyone who needs it. live in east setauket, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> hope that situation gets fixed soon. thank you, kala. new information in the multiple shooting in red hook, brooklyn that we told you about yesterday morning. police released this picture of one of the suspects in the case. he is 19-year-old frederick marquez. investigators say he is one of two people who jumped out of an s.u.v. and started firing at a group of people on dwight street. five people were hit including a pregnant teen whose unborn baby was killed. police say the shooting was
sparked by a dispute between two housing projects. investigators say the suspects shot the wrong people. new video from police this morning. three suspects wanted for a home invasion robbery in the bronx. the men were recorded by a lobby surveillance camera in riverdale. they were on their way up the apartment of a woman. the men beat the older woman and forced her to open a safe containing $50,000. if you can identify these men, give police a call. this morning we know who is in and who is out. the stage is set for the first republican presidential debate with room for only ten candidates and new jersey governor chris christie made the list. the announcement comes as one of those can dads, jeb bush gets in a twitter battle with hillary clinton. bazi kanani joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, ken. a relief for some and major disappointment for seven others
that did not make the cut and who analysts say will struggle to keep their campaigns alive. this is the starting line and these are the ten republican candidates that reached it with the highest poll numbers, donald trump will take center stage at the first g.o.p. debate. jeb bush and scott walker beside him. for the seven republican candidates that didn't make the cut, the console los angeles prize is a separate forum four hours earlier, not likely to get much attention. while donald trump claimed he will not practice for the debate, analysts believe the other candidates will be well prepared to take on trump head on, something they refused to do monday night at a forum in new hampshire that trump skipped. trump has refused to back away from his controversial remarks, jeb bush is yet again clarifying comments he claims were miss spoken. >> i'm not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women's health issues.
>> bush said he was referring to funding for planned parenthood but after hillary clinton shot back on twitter, you are absolutely unequivocally wrong. >> i am reading it because i want to quote it exactly. >> reporter: taking his comment word for word on the campaign trail. >> now, he's got no problem giving billions of dollars a way to super wealthy and powerful corporations but i guess women's heel isn't a priority for him. >> now, at thursday's debate, the candidates will take aim at hillary clinton but analysts believe it is more important how they go after donald trump. they believe the exchanges with him will be key moments in the debate. in washington, bazi kanani, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president. presidential candidate donald trump will be live on "good morning america." mayor de blasio says the
legionnaires outbreak plaguing the city has peaked. last night they passed out fliers with tips on though avoid the disease. but it's too late to save carmelo. he died sunday. his daily walk took him past one of the five water cooling towers found to be contaminated. that may have been enough because his family said he had several present existing health problems. his family is blaming the city. >> they were in a way negligent because the first time that they found out about it, they could have started doing something about it before letting it spread all over throughout the bronx. >> that's the family of carmelo. the city says all affected water towers have been found and decontaminated. health officials say the number of cases should decline in the coming days. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist
bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. we take a look from our camera at 4 time's square, we are looking at a morning where we start out with high clouds across the area. see past one world trade. we will take the roof camera, a shot across central park. sorry, i put in on this came way which i love, asbury park. they are doing work on the beach, replenishing the beach toward sandy hook, a pretty morning. gorgeous sunrise. it will be a great day to be here at the beaches. low risk of rip current. temperature is 75 degrees. high clouds are there. that's it. a few more clouds to the south and west will come across tomorrow and then the storm system to our west here around st. louis should stay to our south and high pressure to the north. rain friday and saturday looks to be staying to our south. it will be there but just to our south. that is good news.
87 degrees this afternoon. warm but very low humidity. speaking of warm, she is warm, friendly, bright, sunny, it's heather o'rourke looking at your commute this morning. >> she brings bad news. let's go to a map. for those who commute across the george washington bridge back across new jersey, 95 local lanes south of exit 71 we have an accident being cleared away. we have minor delays at the hudson river crossings. if we are traveling on the leigh east near exit 19 an accident being cleared. there is the sinkhole. avoid 5th at 64th in brooklyn and we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today citywide. ken and shirleen, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," new this morning, remembering cecil the lion killed by an american big game hunter. hear from one of the scientists that worked most liely with the be loved lion and what he wants to have happen next. >> also ahead, a sign of the times.
how we are adapting our welcome back. a researcher who worked with cecil the lion says that the american dentist accused of killing the big cat needs to be brought to justice. this comes as a zimbabwe hunter goes on trial today. they are trying to have palmer extradited. palmer said he didn't know he was doing anything illegal. one researcher doesn't buy that excuse. >> that is absolute nonsense. a man with that level of education and means, you get on the internet, you can do a search. you know where you are. you can have a handheld gps that tells you where you are. >> united airlines and air canada joined more than a half dozen other carriers in banning
shipments of big game hunting trophies. a new study released overnight says playing music in the operating room can be disruptive to surgeons. researchers at the world college of surgeons in england used video cameras to track operations when the surgeon played music. many like to wield the scalpel with the music blasting and makes it hard for nurses to hear instructions or concentrate. surgeons may want to reconsider before playing music. >> interesting. i remember going in for a procedure myself and they had the music going before i went out and you, doctor, know who you are. now i'm nervous after the fact. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the forecast. >> you know why they put you out, ken. ken is in there oh.
>> count back from ten, mr. rosato, 10, 9 -- we are looking at flushing bay, long island sound, absolute gorgeous morning. chrysler building brought to you by chrysler. across the area, a look from the beach. i love this shot from sandy hook. high, thin cirrus clouds, mares tails, a sign of fair weather coming your way. temperature this morning starting out around 75. humidity dry. winds are calm, pressure steady. gorgeous weather today. yesterday's high 8 o. we had the humidity. real feels low to mid-90s. today 84 is the normal high. around 87. the rain nearly 1/2 inch. sunsets at 8:078. absolutely gorgeous. august at its best. we are in the dog days of august. it should be steamy, hot, humid, nasty, sticky, that kind of thing. it's warm and sunny. a dry day with low humidity. the storm we were talking about out of the ohio valley and the midwest will go to the south
and then we are looking at sun and clouds for the weekend and nice weather with temperatures maybe a couple of degrees cooler than normal. 57 around hanover. 58 sussex to around hackettstown and 54 around monticello. so, 50s north and west. that's with the new canadian air mass coming in, calm to light wind. air quality great. you v index border lining on a 9. allege her gibing to grasses an plantain, that is in the pollen count. today with a northwest wind that probably knocks down a lot of that. boating forecast better than yesterday. we had a small craft advisory. northwest winding west today. rip current risk at the beaches moderate to new york city and long island. low rip current risk at the jersey shore. 87 today. tomorrow a couple of clouds off the edge of this low. it stays south. we have a beautiful weekend coming up.
sunny and warm, low humidity. 87. clouds and comfy tonight. 69. tomorrow sunshine, a few clouds, seasonally warm, normal high is 84. we are at 85. weekends look good. 80 degrees to 82. that's a few degrees cooler than normal. we have a lot of sunshine, great weather coming up for this weekend. last weekend was warm and sunny and august like, this will be cooler and drier going into saturday and sunday. okay. another great weekend of weather. i guess we will have to take it. >> mr. san diego, meteorologist. thank you very much. let's go to heather and find out what the commute is like. >> we have an accident and it's on 95 heading on to the southbound side. it's just off the george washington bridge. so, if you are a reverse commuter across the george washington bridge getting on to 95, the local lanes, near exit 71, that is where we have the accident. so, goes take the express lanes instead if you can. minor delays at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland. no major problems there.
then you have this accident, l.i.e. east exit 19. street cleaning rules are in effect today. shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. a sign of the times. a new study suggests people may be changing the way they move to allow them to walk and text safely. researchers tested out the theory by having 30 people talk around an obstacle course trying to text. the subjects slowed their walks and shortened the lengths of steps to decrease risks of running into something. walking and texting forces people to hunch leading to poor posture and balance. those researchers say very dangerous. intersections. crazy. >> sorry. still ahead, we just received word from sandra lee's representative on what sent her back to the hospital. it happened just last night. >> news this morning that will break the hearts of muppet fans
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new this morning, police are trying to identify the man wanted for an attempted robbery in central park. police released this sketch overnight. the suspect walked up to a man at east drive and 109th street saturday, pulled a knife and demanded cash. the victim said he shouted at the man and made a run for it. police hope somebody can help identify the robber. new this morning, governor cuomo's long time girlfriend tv chef sandra lee is back in the hospital. she was rushed in last night with problems stemming from the
recent double mastectomy. it was a set back due to what may be an infection. lee is expected to remain in the hospital for a couple of days. well, people change, so do frogs and pigs, those words mark the end of the longest running romance in muppet land. kermit the frog and miss piggy split and they say it's for good. the now former couple say that they will work together this fall on the new sitcom the muppets that airs on channel 7 but miss piggy posted a message saying they will see other people, pigs, frogs, other beasts. >> really? yesterday we had gwen stefani, gavin rossdale -- i lost faith. breath back. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the effort underway right now to restore
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73 degrees. we are looking at a great day of low humidities, lots of 57 in morristown. 54 monticello. 71 newark, elizabeth, staten island. 72 brooklyn and queens to the bronx. we have a light wind and very low humidities. what a gorgeous day today. 84 at noontime. 87 this afternoon. i got that all in in a tight 30, heather o'rourke. >> oh, i am impressed. let's go to a webcam. we have a lot of tight traffic going on on the l.i.e. and this is getting into the area of exit 19 which is woodhaven boulevard. why is that? let's go to the maps and i will explain why it is.
an accident eastbound near exit 19, woodhaven boulevard. traveling through brooklyn, we have the sinkhole. avoid sixth avenue at 54th street. the b.q.e. northeast, that ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you. happening today, mayor de blasio will hold a round table to discuss the city's new mental health and public safety plan. the new strategy calls for shifting mentally ill homeless people into housing or mental health facilities. the de blasio administration says it spends about $6 million on the homeless over the next four years. >> we are closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news, thousands on long island still without electricity this morning more than a day after a powerful line of storms toppled trees on to power lines. we are live with the reinforcements on the way. >> crystal clear video just reeled this morning of the suspect who attacked a woman working alone inside a bronx