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morning. good morning. it's 4:30. mayhem in queens after a bus crashes into a building. passengers pulled out of windows. we are live on the scene as investigators try to figure out exactly what happened here. >> a teenager accused of shooting a member of mayor de blasio's security team is out of jail this morning. now there are questions surrounding his involvement in a similar incident. we have the details. >> taking a look outside, a few storms in some areas right now to start the morning but don't worry, be happy, it won't last long. >> good morning, everybody, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson.
ken and lori have the day off. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, we promise, from weather and traffic every seven minutes. meteorologist jeff smith is here about the exclusive -- with the exclusive forecast. >> we have thunderstorms moving into orange and dutchess county. check out the radar. northern passaic, northeastern sus sees, orange county, places -- to ground lightning, downpours. also northern parts of dutchess county getting in on the act. one batch the showers that tried to move in to parts of the new york city. that seems to be weakening as it does so. temperatures in the upper 70s around the park. 74 8:00 in the morning. we cannot rule out a shower or a thunderstorm through the early part of the afternoon. by late this afternoon, drier air beginning to move in from the west. so, we lose the thunderstorm chance and comfortable air comes in tonight.
we will detail that in the full accuweather forecast. debbie duhaime has a look at the commute. >> good morning, everybody. we will tell you what is happening on the east river crossings. 59th street bridge into queens, battery and williamsburg bridge construction continues. george, lincoln and holland moving okay. inbound george washington bridge e-zpass only until 6:00 and to the lower level outbound construct. heading to the new york state thruway northbound, watch out for a car fire. it looks like right by 14-b police department activity. out to the webcam, fdr north up through the 70s, ongoing construction. alternate sides are in effect. back over to you, rob, michelle. >> debbie, thank you. a wild crash set off chaos in a queens street after a casino bus crashed into a building trapping the driver under bricks and debris. >> cell phone video captured what it looked like by the time emergency crews got to the scene.
eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live in regal park with the details. >> they put up a green construction wall. crews are working overnight. look at the building. you can see into it, even on the second floor you can see the bookcases very clearly there. the wall basically peeled back by a bus slamming into it. a resorts world casino bus had five people on board including the driver when police say another car cut the bus off forcing the driver to careen into the landers and landers law firm on 63rd avenue. then good samaritans stepped forward helping the people inside escape out aside window. people caught the action on cell phones. no one was on the sidewalk at the time but police say one person inside this building was hurt and is still in serious condition this morning. altogether six people were taken to the hospital. the bus driver needed the most help pinned against the windshield of the bus.
>> he was moving. that was a relief to see him moving but i think they had to use the jaws of life to get him out. he tried to avoid it at all costs. it was not his fault at all. >> reporter: take a look at this back live, the lawyers and lander and landers need to get their hands on the books but they cannot go into the building. as crews continue to work here, they will have a lot of time before they can get back in the building as it is deemed unsafe. as for the driver that cut off the bus, he has been cited with a traffic violence and what charges he could be facing, we have some time on that, as well. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, kala, very much. in other news, a teenager accused of shooting a member of mayor de blasio's security team
with a pellet gun pleaded not guilty. michael grabiski posted $20,000 bail. police say he shot the officers in the back outside of gracie mansion with a pellet gun. the officer was not seriously hurt. police are looking to see whether the teen is connected to another incident involving a con edison worker who said he was hit with something earlier this morning working outside the east end avenue building. a teenager accused of killing his father is waking up at home this morning. 19-year-old hassan rozak was fit with an ankle bracelet as he walked out free on $1 million bond. police say he stabbed his father in the neck last month. he will be under constant supervision. >> the judge ordered me to monitor the defendant, put an angle bracelet on him and let
the court and d.a.'s office know his whereabouts. police have intensified their search for five suspects in the beating death of a man in brooklyn. flowers and candles sit out the door to the man's apartment. these men attacked the 38-year- old early saturday morning. investigators believe one of them took brown's cell phone while he was inside a bodega. he went outside to get it back and that is when he was beaten. >> you don't think something like that would happen to somebody that you see, you know what i mean? that stuff happens on tv, you know what i mean? >> brown refused treatment on saturday morning but died that afternoon. police are looking at surveillance video of the attack. today the city of cleveland says good-bye to political trailblazer louis stokes. vice president joe biden is among those that will be on
hand for the funeral for the long-time congressman. he was the first black man elected to congress from ohio and he served 15 consecutive terms. last night there was a public memorial for him at cleveland city hall. many remembered his life of service and inspiration. >> he caught me by just watching him the governance of service, compassion, principles and dignity. >> mr. stokes is also the father of our own eyewitness news anchor lori stokes. he died last week after battling cancer. he was 90 years old. >> what a life. president obama reportedly has given vice president biden his blessing to run for president. that came as the two had their regular weekly lunch over at the white house. the vice president was expected to meet at his home last night
with anita dunn and bob howard. they were at president obama's side since his first campaign for the white house. biden invited key democratic fundraisers to a meeting after labor day. he is expected to make a final decision sometime next month. that will shake up the race for sure. >> it would. oh, my heavens. strap in, you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith if for bill evans. >> we have quiet for the time being. we are watching thunderstorms off to the north and west. a live view to midtown. check out the radars. big storms through orange county. purple showing up on the radar. i wouldn't be surpriseed if there was small hail mixed in there. also moving into northern parts of dutchess and the hudson valley. high resolution futurecast into the morning and afternoon, that first patch of storms moving into the northern hudson valley, eastern parts of long island by 7:00 in the morning.
that moves out, we get a break then another line tries to develop right around noontime, especially from the city and points east into the early part of the afternoon. so, we will watch that pretty much all day. it will be warm and humid most of today. then the less humid air works in 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon along with clearing skies. we send it over to debbie duhaime. she has a look at the tuesday morning commute. >> good morning, jeff. good morning, everybody. a couple of problems 14-b by spring valley a car fire. the palisades parkway south exit 14 at stony point an accident there as well. let's go to 95 north in connecticut by exit 10 in darien, ongoing construction. heading to the bronx, cross bronx into webster avenue ongoing construction there. george washington bridge e- zpass only until 6:00 a.m. from the palisades parkway and into the lower level and the
outbound guiding ongoing con -- george washington bridge, ongoing construction. 1, 2 and 3 trains, fast track maintenance. fdr northbound, stop-and-go traffic 70s to the 90s ongoing construction heading through this stretch as well. let's see what is happening, heading to the other camera, the van wyck moving okay in both directions through kew gardens. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, rob, michelle. >> one more thing, debbie. we have another commuter alert. lanes on the george washington bridge will be closed until 5:00 this morning all week. the lower level eastbound lanes will be closed from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. in fact and 11 p.m. friday to 8:00 a.m. saturday. workers will remove the temporary platforms used during construction on the upper level. similar closures will happen through mid-october. we will keep you updated on those.
nearby elementary school to pull the driver from the truck. many were parents dropping off the kids at the new school location. the same parents were furious when they learned there were seven accidents on the same stretch of road in the last five years. >> don't mess with children. >> no. >> do not mess with children. meteorologist jeff smith joins us with the exclusive forecast. >> we have a fantastic stretch of weather the next couple of days. we have a couple of bumps in the road before that happens, in the forms of thunderstorms, the city. a live look admit town. nothing going on in new york city proper. that could change by the time the morning is through. another look south toward the empire state building and down to one world trade. temperature 78. hums up there at 62%. wind from a southerly direction around 3 miles per hour. 82 is the normal high this time of the year.
we will beat that by 5 degrees. 95 the record in 1948. the sun coming up a quarter past 6. this morning there is a thunder threat through this afternoon, especially from the city and points east as we head to the afternoon hours. by that point, the areas north and west getting the thunderstorm activity, they will dry out. comfortable clearing overnight. a fantastic rest of the week. then heat and humidity increase as we head into the weekend. temperatures approaching 90 degrees. 78 in the park. 68 morristown. low 70s in the hudson river valley. where we have pretty strong thunderstorms, you see a couple of separates, a couple of sprinkles moving through parts of the five borrows of new york -- five boroughs of new york city. this thunderstorm is moving into orange county, especially to monroe, blooming grove, cloud to ground lightning,
another batch of storms over dutchess county, pine lanes. a cold front slicing through the tri-state area. that will continue the thunder threat during much of the day today before the drier air moves in tonight. tomorrow will be a great day, high up to 85. much less humid. accuweather forecast today, warm and humid. a couple of showers and a thunderstorm around. there will be some times. the high up to 87. clearing, becoming more comfortable overnight, 67 in midtown. 50s in many of the suburbs. less humid, brilliant sunshine. the high up to 85. fantastic days thursday and friday with plenty of sunshine, low humidity, highs in the low to mid-80s. warmer into the weekend. 89 degrees. a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast early next week. highs near the 90-degree mark. it's late august. we will round out august on a warm note. august so far 3 1/2 degrees above average. >> 3 1/2 above.
>> yeah. >> really? >> no complaints. perfect week there. >> let's check on the commute. >> i love that weather. never complain. >> never. >> good morning, guys. let's see what is happening. we start with rockland county. heating toed maps, problems on the northbound new york state thruway 14-b to spring valley with a car fire. exit 14 at stone any point an accident there as well. now, over in connecticut, northbound 95 exit 10 in darien construction. deegan northbound ongoing construction. let's go outside. fdr drive 70s through the 90s ongoing construction here as well. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, rob, michelle. >> thank you, debbie. peace finally this morning between north and south korea after three days of high-level high stress talks. a land mine explosion in the demilitarized zones that
separates the countries injured two south korean soldiers. the north will apologize for the blast and south korea will stop the cross border propaganda broadcasts. several women say they were kicked off a wine tasting train in california because they are black. 11 members of a black women's book club say they were humiliated when they were escorted off the napa valley wine train. they were develop loud inappropriate for the setting. >> we were paraded through with all the passengers looking at us, coming up with assumptions as to why this group of 11 african-american women were being escourted from the train. >> the train company apologized to the women for being forced off the train. they say it had nothing to do with race and it's not unusual to ask guests to leave for being too loud. what was probably an attempt at humor by old
dominion university students is being met with disgust. pictures from the front of a frat house started popping up on social media. you see it there. they say things like, quote, hope your baby girl is ready for a good time. freshman daughter drop off. go ahead and drop off mom, too. the banners were removed after school administrators stepped in. the fraternity has suspended activities until a full investigation is complete. this morning a boy is back home with his family after spending two days lost in the wilderness. he is 10 years old. malakai bradley became the focus of an intense search as he got separated from his dad and siblings camping in utah. he survived having enough clottedthing to stay warm and drink stream water after purifying it. >> i thought if i was in an open space a helicopter could find me. i sat there most of the day looking at helicopters.
>> a helicopter did eventually spot the boy returning him to his family. he was so cool headed. he escaped the ordeal with a few minor cuts. convicted criminals are offering a gift to pope francis. inmates at the philadelphia industrial correctional center are hand carving a wooden chair. he plants to meet with inmates and some relatives during his two-day trip to the city. after the woodworking is done, another prison will upholster that chair. winter is the time for the flu. what if you could get a lifetime protection shot against the virus? that may not be so far off. >> also ahead, the man who stopped a terror attack on a paris pound train are coming home to more well deserved
universal flu shot that gives long long protection -- life long protection from the flu. the vaccine would hone in on a stable core of the virus eliminating the need to get a different shot each year because of changing strains. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith is is in for bill. >> rob, we continue to watch thunderstorm activity north and west of the city, orange county, not too far from goshen, middletown and monroe. a heavy downpour and cloud to ground lightning. another batch over dutchess and ulster getting a few showers and a if you spierchg also moving across the five boroughs of new york city, especially by jamaica queens and coney island. highs today up to 87. that thunder threatening
through the early part of the afternoon. about 83 in sussex. overnight tonight a comfortable air mass moving in. 60s in central park. low 50s from sussex up to monticello. leave the windows s open and safe on air-conditioning. we send it over to debbie duhaime. >> we start off in rockland county. a problem on the northbound new york state thruway up to 14-b in spring valley, a car fire also in rockland. palisades parkway south, exit 14 in stony point an accident to watch for as well. over on the deegan heading northbound, this is into the mccomes dam bring construction. george washington bridge lower level construction being cleared. let's go outside and i will show you the southern start parkway moving okay through peninsula boulevard with construction just cleared away. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, michelle, rob.
>> all right, debbie, thanks a lot. this morning we are getting a look at the man hailed as a hero after sub doing a suspected killer of a louisiana state trooper. robert ladue knew something was wrong when he spotted the suspect standing over the trooper as he drove along a bell city road. without hesitation ladue pulled over to help. he saw pure evil in his eyes, the man telling him to mind his own business. but he did not listen. >> you could hear him wrestling with him. he gets on the radio, trooper calling saying you got to get her, get help. we need help, your trooper is down. trooper down. he is bleeding. >> ladue tried his best to keep stephen vincent alive. he died in the hospital yesterday morning. thanks to ladue and several other good hearted drivers the accused killer is in police custody.
new this morning, we have a picture police want you to see. a pair of violent robberies went down in the bronx. police say this man attacked two women inside a building on monterey avenue in tremont. he pinned one against an apartment door, took her necklace. the other was threatened with a razor before he took her cash. neither woman was injured. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on 5:00, this morning, the investigation into what caused a casino bus to crash into a building injuring six people in queens. we are live at the scene. the cleanup is still underway. >> the new clue in the search for the suspect that attacked a man on his own property leaving him bloody and needing stitches. >> right now we are tracking storms moving through the region ahead of nearly perfect conditions. anything. anywhere. anytime. anyone. spread the delicious taste you know and love.
good morning. 5:00 a.m. crews are trying to stabilize a building in queens after a casino bus crashed into it. this is a live look at the scene in regal park where six people were hurt. >> stocks slide against. overseas were struck with a glow sell off. >> we are tracking storms north and west of the city moving out of the region ahead of beautiful weather for the rest of the workweek. >> good morning, everyone. good to have you with us, michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. it's tuesday, not saturday or sunday. >> no. >> tuesday, august 25th. we are filling in for lori stokes and ken rosato. they have off today. >> got to go to work. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith in for bill evans.
>> sometimes you have to pay the price for nice weather. the price we are paying today, especially north and west of the city, thunderstorms over parts of orange county. these are ulster county, northern parts of dutchess. we zoom in to that area, monroe getting a good thunderstorm. this is close to the interchange now of, say, 87 and 84 heading up to newburgh and into northern parts of dutchess getting a decent storm with cloud to ground lightning. lighter showers moving into parts of queens and brooklyn, over to laguardia airport getting a sprinkle there. 70 morristown. 70 down the shore in toms river. mid-70s on the island. here is the day planner. we can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm at any point right through the early to middle part of the afternoon. 74 at 8:00 in the morning. 81 by noontime. by 4:00 i do expect drier air to begin filtering in to the
area, especially west of the city. 85 by that point. clearing out west of the city but even through the afternoon there could be a shower or thunderstorm east of the city on to long island. we send it over to debbie duhaime with a look at traffic. >> good morning, jeff and everybody. our maps in rockland county, palisades parkway south exit 14 in stony point an accident being cleared. the northbound new york state thruway 14 b in spring valley a car fire. two lanes are blocked over there. still seeing stop-and-go traffic heading to the deegan northbound mccombs bridge. george washington bridge e- zpass only to the lower level. palisades parkway until 6:00. construction on the lower level cleared out of the way. minor at the george. smoothly as well. maintenance. staten island looking at the webcam victory boulevard construction.
alternate sides are in effect. back to you, rob, michelle. >> thank you. what headquarter the odds a casino bus slams into a building. no one was killed. neighbors helped police and firefighters pull trapped passengers out of windows. they had to use the jaws of life to free the driver who is still in serious condition. this is a live look at the scene now in regal park with the bus removed. look at the gaping hole. the driver crashed after swerving to avoid an oncoming car. we will have a live report from the scene in the next half hour. and we are following developments overseas right now after another steep sell off in asia overnight. and it is having an impact on wall street. this is the big board from the moment the dow hit the lowest point of the day yesterday shortly after the opening bell. >> chinese stocks plunged the past two weeks despite a multibillion dollar effort to stop the slide.
china's shining high plunged 7%. nabbing can i down 4% -- nikkei down 4% and hong kong hang seng index down slightly as well. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in lower manhattan with more on what will be another rough week on wall street p. hey, dray? >> reporter: good morning. with the asian markets taking another nosedive that could be a telltale sign of what we might see today as investors and traders prepare for another whirlwind day on wall street. reporter: you could call it a stock market temper tantrum. stocks going through a series of dramatic ups and downs leaving investors and traders stunned. after the opening bell monday, the dow plunged more than 1,000 points within the first four minutes of trading. but the market bounced back only before taking another dramatic drop. by the close of business, the dow was down finishing at 588 points. it was the dow's worst day in four years.
>> we could get several more days of this. >> reporter: a slow down and massive sell off in china that began last week left u.s. investors with a great deal of uncertainty which drove the market down. in five days the dow dropped more than 1600 points but experts are quick to point out that overall stocks are up nearly 60%. the message from wall street to maintain don't panic. >> it's up and down. and, you know, i just hope it goes up. >> people start to get a little panicky and that's the one thing they shouldn't do. >> yeah, certainly on main street, the main concern is what will happen to your 401(k). the first thing experts say is don't watch tv, don't be glued to the tv. so many people have different opinions. call your money manager, ask as many questions as you can so you can have a clear understanding of what is happening and what you should do next in terms of where you want to manage your money.
again, we are preparing for another difficult day on wall street. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. new this morning, the search is on for a dangerous intruder on staten island. police are releasing a sketch overnight. investigators say the suspect entered the victim's backyard on richard avenue by prying open a gate. the suspect wiped out a sharp object and cut a man on his arm and chest. he had to get stitches. the auto racing world is reeling this morning after the death of justin wilson. the 37-year-old died yesterday, day after he was injured in a crash at pocono race way in pennsylvania. wilson was hit in the head by debris that broke away from another car. he is the first indy car racer to die in an on track incident in four years. the head of the company that runs the circuit says wilson
was one of its most respected drivers. >> as we know thing -- racing industry is one big family. we will rally around justin's family to give them the support they need during this difficult time. >> his brother stefan is an indy car driver. he in a tweet he called him his best friend, role model and mentor. he lives behind a wife and two daughters. happening today, governor chris christie continues to rally new jersey political leaders to oppose the nuclear deal with iran. christie calls the propose pretty day agreement the single worst thing president obama has office. the governor will denounce the deal at the has been bob house -- habob house. well, they have been honored with france's legion of honor metal.
next up the men who stopped the terrorist attack will be honored at home. he is being honored for the airmen's medal, the air force highest award for noncombat bravery. the city of sacramento pass planning a parade for the three men. another american has emerged as one of the first people to engage the gunman before being shot himself. he is in intensive care in a ben much hospital. he is expected to be awarded as well after he is released from that hospital. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith in for bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> michelle, one more muggy day today before more comfortable air arrives tonight. along that line, along that front between the mugginess and the comfort, we have showers and thunderstorms out there, especially north and west of the city. orange county getting a good downpour, northern parts of dutchess and now a couple of showers, light showers in queens.
got a tweet from kala rama saying they are getting sprinkles there. you can see on the high resolution futurecast as we head throughout the day, by 7:00 a.m., that initial batch moves to the north. by noontime, another batch of showers and thunderstorms can develop near the city and move out on to sections of long island. so, we have to leave that chance in there today. we send it over to debbie duhaime. we will start off telling you about the 1, 2 and 3 trains. fast track maintenance wrapping up. metro north, waterbury branch, ongoing construction in bridgeport. l.i.r.r. on or close to schedule. palisades parkway southbound, this is by exit 14 in stony point, an accident. problems on the northbound new york state thruway, 14-b a car fire into spring valley. two lanes are blocked over there. also ongoing construction as you take it to the deegan north
by the mccombs dam bridge ongoing construction. the staten island expressway through victory boulevard, overnight construction still wrapping up. alternate sides are in effect citywide. back to you, rob, michelle. >> thank you, debbie duhaime. still ahead, the new reward offered by the infidelity web site ashley madison to anyone that can provide information on the people responsible for the recent hack attack. >> the dangerous storm moving through japan. powerful wind gusts knocked out power to hundreds of thousand of people. so, i needed to deposit a check. i was about to head to the bank, but out of nowhere it just started to rain. like really rain.
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secrets of those that tied the knot. avid life media that runs ashley madison is offering a $379,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of the criminals that hacked the web site which mow are -- promotes infidelity. toronto police say they have received reports of two suicides resulting from the breach. heavy damage but no deaths from the typhoon in japan. rain and wind gusts of 120 miles per hour knocked out power to half a million homes. 26 injuries record but no fatalities. many families are spending the night in shelters system now moves to the sea of japan. meteorologist jeff smith has the accuweather forecast. >> hey, guys, the tropical season in the atlantic basin is
heating up. we are tracking tropical storm erica. in the new york city area, looking to lower manhattan, across the brooklyn bridge, we have temperatures in the upper 70s. humidity up there at 66%. southwest winds at 5 miles per hour. average high around 82. the record 95 back in 1948. the sun coming up at 6:16 setting earlier each night down to 7:40 now. the thunderstorm threat will continue through this afternoon today. we are ahead of a cold front. especially east of new york city into the afternoon hours. right now you are getting the storms north and west. everything will shift to the east during the course of the day. comfortable clearing tonight. fantastic rest of the week. heat and humidity increase again to round out the month. we will get temperatures up near the 90-degree mark. >> 71 in sussex. 72 belmar. 73 on the island at islip. these are the storms we have been watching. i got several tweets from people in the hudson valley
saying they are getting good thunderstorm. cloud to ground lightning, heavy downpours. a shower developing over queens moving to the north and east. we zoom in to this big ticket item over orange county, a nasty thunderstorm cell that moved through monroe up to the newburgh area, not far from the interchange of the thruway and i-84. another thunderstorm moving near pine plains in dutchess county moving to the north. that's ahead of a cold front which will through the region during the day today. we are right under that fronted or ahead of it, we have a chance of a shower or thunderstorm hinted it much drier air moving in. as promised, tropical storm erica in the middle of the atlantic ocean. 45 miles per hour winds. we have to watch it fair -- carefully. it strengthens into a hurricane. first moving north of puerto rico probably during the day on friday then approaching the
bahamas as a category 1 hurricane by sunday morning. you see that general direction moving potentially to the u.s. mainland. we have many days to watch it develop. thunder threatening. 87 for the high. it will be muggy out there. then the much more comfortable air mass arrives tonight into tomorrow. tomorrow's high up to around 85. accuweather forecast today warm and humid. times of clouds and sun. a couple of showers and a thunderstorm around. 87 for tonight down to about 67. clearing, becoming more comfortable. down to the 50s in many of the suburbs. less humid tomorrow, a lot of sunshine. high around 85. the accuweather seven-day forecast, that continues into thursday and friday, beautiful weather, plenty of sunshine, low levels of humidity. 84 both days. then near 90. hot saturday. humid sunday. could be a shower or thunderstorm back in the forecast by monday. highs in the upper 80s. so, we will track the tropics.
the peak of hurricane season is typically early september and it's living up to that at this point. >> you that. >> it will be nice today. how are folks getting in. hi, debbie. on the swages, they are doing okay. 1, 2 and 3 fast track maintenance is being cleared away. delays on the a, c and d with police department activity. metro north on time. ongoing construction at the waterbury branch in bridgeport. new jersey transit, l.i.r.r. on time. a ride new york state thruway 14-b in spring valley a car fire. let's go to the webcam, every,ing the staten island expressway -- the staten island expressway moving slowly with ongoing construction. back to you, michelle and rob. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the advice given to starbucks barista's on though treat customers during
role through the end of the musical's run on september 6th. it tells the story of three sailors swept off their feet by three women on a 24-hour shore leave in new york. >> good morning, misty. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with jeff smith in for bill. good morning, sir. >> good morning, guys. we have a couple of thunderstorms right now well north of the city. we are talking parts of orange county, ulster county, dutchess county getting in on the action. cloud to ground lightning. just now a couple of showers developing over queens, parts of the bronx, western parts of nassau moving to the north and east. we can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm at any point during the day today. i think during the afternoon drier air moves in from the west. that will stop the possibilities of storms in those areas. 86 morristown. 87 in the park. lows as the more comfortable air mass moves in. upper 60s in the park.
we send it to debbie duhaime. she has a look at traffic. >> we are deal with rockland county, northbound new york state thruway 14-b in spring valley. a car fire being cleared. lincoln is okay and holland tunnel. at the george washington bridge, e-zpass only from the palisades parkway into the lower level until 6:00. let's go outside and take a look at the staten island expressway eastbound through victory boulevard with ongoing construction. the alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, michelle, rob? >> debbie, thank you very much. police are searching for a violate robber target --
here is another update on stocks. overseas chinese markets tumbled again following their biggest decline in eight years. >> today's losses are a little less severe. that is somewhat good news. china's shanghai loss 7%. nikkei closed down 4%. hong kong's hong kong hang seng index closed down slightly. investors are hoping for a less turbulent day on wall street. reena ninan and phillip men that have the headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, more pressure on stocks. >> wall street's wild ride. the dow opening down nearly 1100 points before closing at 588. stock futures up overnight pointing to a positive open today. >> starbucks is warming employees about markets. writing to barista's telling
them to be sensitive to the pressure we are feeling. >> how about a free thai. >> or a scone. the world's richest people lost the most. >> make zuckerberg losing 9.1 billion yesterday. warren buffett 1.7 billion. we thought we had a bad day. >> that is america's money. carmakers tried harder and succeeded in impressing people. but the satisfaction index found people satisfaction index with cars has dropped the third straight year. satisfaction is at its lowest level since 2004 and a big reason is recalls. last year 64 million vehicles were recalled for problems such as exploding airbags and faulty ignition switches. it's christmas in august for millions of video game lovers out there. it's madden day. madden nfl 16 hits stores today. this is also a chance for
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scene where you can clearly see inside that building. we are live at the scene with the latest on the ongoing investigation. >> we have new details on the use of a pellet gun on a member of mayor de blasio's security staff. why this may not be an isolated incident. >> good morning to you. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. it's tuesday, august 25th. lori stokes and ken rosato are off today. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith in for bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> hey, michelle and rob. we are watching showers and thunderstorms north of the city. but there are a couple of sprinkles in the five boroughs of new york city. the heaviest is over orange county, parts of the hudson valley, ulster, dutchess getting cloud to ground lightning with these and heavy downpours. i got tweets from numerous people saying they got a heavy thundershower during the past hour. that is moving to the north and east. another shower developed over
brooklyn and queens, western parts of nassau county. that doesn't have particularly heavy rain but a couple of sprinkles there. 70 morristown. 73 belmar. 75 on the island as islip. about 74 by 8:00 in the morning. 81 noontime. we can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm through the early part of the afternoon. by later today, drier air works in from the west. temperatures topping off in the middle and upper 80s. we send it to debbie duhaime with a look at the tuesday commute. good morning, everybody. we start off on the garden state parkway. garden state parkway northbound exit 98 an accident in wall township. looks like one lane remains blocked. still seeing volume on the staten island expressway eastbound into bradley avenue, ongoing construction. a problem now on the l.i.e. westbound into the cross island an accident being cleared from that stretch. expect stop-and-go traffic. on the northbound new york state thruway, 14-b into spring
valley, car fire blocking one lane. outside, the inbound b.q.e. still heavy traffic by the brooklyn bridge. that's due to ongoing construction. alternate side parking rules in effect. back to you, michelle, rob. >> thank you very much. happening now, investigators are trying to determine what lead to a crash that sent a casino bus into a three-story building in queens. >> it's the top story at abc7ny.com. six people are injured and a lot of damage left behind. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live at the scene in regal park. >> that is a perfect deaths description, a doll house. take a look. they put up construction walls. they have been doing work overnight. you can see right into the building including the second floor. you can see the bookcases. the wall basically peeled back as the bus slammed into it. resorts world casino bus had five people on board including the driver when police say another car cut the bus
forcing the driver to careen into the landers and landers law firm on 63rd avenue. good samaritans stepped forward to help those people trapped inside escape out of a window. people passing by caught the action on their cell phones. no one was on the sidewalk at the time of the crash but police say one person in the building was hurt and is still in serious condition this morning. six people were taken to the hospital. the bus driver was pinned against the windshield of the bus. >> he was moving. so, that was a relief to see him moving. but, yeah, i think they had to use the jaws of life to get him out. he was crushed bad. he tried to avoid it at all costs. it was not his fault. >> back out live you can see incredible pictures. lawyers at landers and landers need to get their hands on the books but they cannot go in the building. it is deemed unsafe.
work with continue the next few days. as for the driver that cut off the bus, he has been slapped with a traffic citation. kala rama,ing channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you so much. new details this morning following the arrest of a teen accused of shooting a member of mayor de blasio's security team with a pellet gun. police are looking to see whether or not michael grobiski is involved in another incident involving a con edison employee ooms. he was hit with a red mark on his shoulder after he was hit by something. the teen posted bail last night and was released after his arraignment. police have intensified the search for five suspects in the beating death of a man in brooklyn. flowers and a candle are outside the door to michael brown's apartment in crown heights. police say these men attacked the 38-year-old early saturday morning.
investigators believe one took his cell phone while he was inside a bodega. he went outside to get it back and that is when he was beaten. >> you don't think that something wild like that would happen would -- happen. that is something you see on tv. >> police are examining surveillance video that shows the brutal attack. the nypd wants your help catching a man wanted in a pair of robberies. both happened this month. one woman had a necklace stolen after being pinned again the door. the other was threatened with a razor. neither woman was severely injured. sentencing for a nurse practitioner convicted for her
role in a pill mill in suffolk county. 49-year-old ingrid gordon paterson wrote more than 1200 prescription for oxycodone tablets over the course of a year while operating a pain management clinic in deer park. the district attorney plans to recommend the maximum sentence of 26 years in state prison. the pill might earned her an estimated $1 million. a teenager accused of killing his father is waking up in his own home this morning. 19-year-old was fitted with an ankle bracelet before leaving rikers last night the fight for his release is one of the top stories on our free news app. police say he stabbed his father in the neck last month in their brooklyn home. he will be under constant supervision. >> the judge ordered me to monitor the deputy daunt, put an -- defendant, put an angle bracelet on him and let the
court and d.a.'s office know his whereabouts. >> his attorney says there was well documented mental, physical and sexual abuse in that family's home. the man accused of an inappropriate relationship with rosie o'donnell's teenage daughter made the first appearance in court. he did not enter a plea. he is charged with child endangerment and distribution of obscene material to a minor. prosecutors say he sent a nude picture of himself to the nude 17-year-old, chelsea o'donnell. she was found at his home last week after disappearing for a week. his bail is $40,000 cash but a bail review is today. he faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. a man hospitalized for his brush with legionnaires' disease is suing the bronx hotel identified as the deadly source of the outbreak. the lawsuit claims the opera house hotel was negligent, careless.
he is seeking unspecified damages for his pain and mental anguish. it sickened 128 people and killed 12. >> city officials say it is now officially over which is good news. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and jeff smith filling in for bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we continue to watch a few showers and thunderstorms moving through the area. not showing much here in midtown. you head to the north and it's a different story. check out the storms weakening over ulster and dutchess. they were producing a lot of clouds to ground lightning it has diminished. showers moving into parts of nassau into southwestern parts of connecticut. high resolution showing these weakening. it tries to develop another tiny line of
perhaps a thumb around 1:00 in the afternoon to the city and points east. we can't rule that out. temperatures topping off in the upper 80s around 2:00 before the drier air moves in and comfortable weather tonight and through the rest of the week. full accuweather forecast coming up. right now debbie has a look at the commute. good morning, jeff and everybody. we start off telling you about the subways. e and f train normal service resumes. maintenance cleared. let's see what is happening heading to the l.i.e. westbound heading into the cross island, an accident blocking one lane. watch fourth stop-and-go traffic heading through that area. heading to the staten island expressway east add construction. lincoln and holland moving okay. outbound george lower level a stall. let's go to a webcam. inbound b.q.e. stop-and-go traffic approaching the brooklyn bridge, ongoing construction.
for pope francis's v a boy is back home with his family after being lost in the wilderness. he got separated from his dads and siblings camping in utah. he survived having enough clothing to stay warm overnight. he drank stream water he purified. >> i thought if i was in an open space maybe the helicopters and them could find me.
so, i sat there most of the day looking at helicopters. >> well, a helicopter did eventually spot the boy and crews picked him up and returned him to his family. he got a few cuts after he tripped. several women say they were kicked off a wine tasting train because they are black. 11 members of a black women's book club say they were humiliated when they were escourted off a wine train. the staff say they were being too loud and inappropriate for the setting. a manager did come by and ask the group to pipe down. they didn't think they were being disruptive to other passengers. >> we were paraded through with all the passengers looking at us, you know, coming up with assumptions as to why this group of 11 african-american women were being escorted from the train.
>> the train company apologized to the women for being forced off the train. they said it had nothing to do with race and it's not unusual to ask guests to leave for being too loud. it seems everyone is counting down to pope francis' trip to the united states including convicted criminals. inmates at the philadelphia industrial correctional center are hand carving a wooden chair for him. he plans to meet with inmates and some of their relatives during a two-day trip. after the woodworking is done, inmates at another prison will upholster the chair. eyewitness news will be with the pope. we have a special section on our web site you can go to to find the pope also full schedule. head to abc7ny.com/pope and follow us on facebook and twitter. you will have all kinds of extra stuff to enjoy looking at there as well. >> what an extraordinary few days in the tri-state that will be.
coming up, jeff smith filling in for bill and joining us with the accuweather forecast. good morning, sir. >> good morning, guys. we have a really nice accuweather forecast starting tonight. until then we have a shower or thunderstorm possibility in the forecast through the sank hours. a live look over to lower manhattan from brooklyn. temperatures are sitting in the upper 70s right now. humidity at 66%. it's a muggy air mass for the time being but the more comfortable air arrives tonight and lasts through the rest of the workweek. a fantastic forecast. winds southwest 5 miles per hour. normal high is 82. record 1948. scan coming up at 6:16. there is a thunderstorm threat through this afternoon because we are ahead of the cold front. fantastic rest of the week. heat and humidity will increase over the weekend. as we leave august into september, a muggy pattern by
early next week. 73 belmar. 75 at islip. we have been watching this batch of thunderstorms north and west of the city. thank fully this has shown signs of weakening during the past hour or so. this cell here is producing a lot of clouds to ground lightning earlier. that diminished heading to the newburgh area. heavy downpours there. there is lightning near pine plains and northern parts of dutchess. heavy downpours with that cell. also a couple of showers, renegade showers over the five boroughs of new york city, particularly over brooklyn and queens. those moved out into parts of nassau county. one sprinkle over northeastern parts of bergen county in new jersey. it's ahead of a cold front right here. behind it drier air moving in from the north and west later on today and tonight. checking out the tropics. we have erica, a tropical storm. 45 miles per hour winds heading to the west and northwest. this can become a category 1 hurricane and approach the
bahamas by the wee hours of sunday morning. beyond that, lieu at the path, it's approaching the u.s. mainland after that. we have to keep a close eye on it. thunder threat 87. it decreases during the afternoon with drier air moving in. nice day tomorrow. lots of sunshine and 85. the accuweather forecast today, warm and still rather humid out there. clouds and sun. a couple of showers. maybe a thunderstorm around, especially through about the early part of the afternoon. then that threat will diminish. up to 87. clearing, more comfortable overnight tonight. down to the middle to upper 60s, even new york city. less humid tomorrow. a lot of sunshine. 85. a repeat of that for thursday and friday. a lot of nice weather out there. if you remember what we had this past saturday, that what we will have three days in a row wednesday through friday. saturday and sunday, upcoming weekend, much warmer and humid. maybe a thunderstorm back in the picture by monday.
i have thursday and friday off. that's all i know. >> gloating. >> somebody tweeted us, how long did i sleep. is it the weekend? >> all of us are in for people. >> we are all filling in. >> good morning, michelle, rob, jeff and everybody watching. on the subways, it looks like the e and f earlier problems cleared. garden state parkway northbound exit 98 in wall township, an accident blocking one lane there. new york state thruway exit 14- b car near being cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect today citywide. back to you, michelle, rob. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the celebration that means your trip to the statue of liberty
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happening today a protest at city hall over the battle of new protections for salon workers. they are fighting a bond that would cover the cost of any wage theft claim that could be brought by workers. it costs about $3 a day. salon owners that apply for the bonds can face fines and the loss of their business license. well, more bark than bite. a man is caught on camera swinging his dog by its leash using the pooch as a weapon against a police officer. the so-called dogfight happened when police responded to a call
of a suspicious person in a park city kansas neighborhood. dash cam shows michael rush charging at the responding officer striking him in the head before unleashing more violence by way of the pug mix. >> he was yelling all kinds of language at him. most of the words you couldn't understand. >> an animal like scream. someone not in a right state of mind. >> backup arrived and officers arrested rush. the dog is at the wichita animal shelter waiting for a new and shirley better home than his pref yags one. >> wow. >> that is hard to look at. >> that makes me furious for so many reasons. >> still ahead, one day after a casino bus slammed into a queens building, the
scene there in regal park. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic this morning. thunderstorm activity north of new york city, especially over dutchess. just beginning to exit that northeastern corner of orange county, not far from the newburgh area. a couple of showers developing over bergen county to rockland and another shower over western long island sound. can't rule out a shower or storm through the early afternoon hours before drier air moves in from the west. we are up to 87 in the park. 86 morristown. tonight much more comfortable air moving in. 60s in the city. 50s in the suburbs. we send it to debbie with a look at traffic. >> good morning, jeff and everybody.
on the subways, 4 train signal problems cleared. normal service resumed on the -- resumed on the 4 train. bradley avenue, ongoing construction. george washington bridge lower level outbound a stalled car. let's go outside and show you a look at the l.i.e. westbound moving slowly into the cross island. looks like an accident still being cleared. alternate sides in effect. back to you, michelle, rob. >> thank you, debbie, very much. happening today, the national park service is giving you a present for its 99th birthday. entry into all parks is free. you still have to pay for the ferry to get to lady liberty. there are two more free days, september 26th and veterans as well. >> good to know. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead, yesterday we had one of the roughest trading days on wall street in years. world markets heading down. what can we expect for the opening bell?