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>> alison parker, 24, adam ward, 27, if you are just joining us our news 7 wdbj morning team of fatally shot this morning while covering a feature story at bridgewater plaza at smith mountain lake. >> reporter: their coworkers at wdbj fought back tears and they confirmed the story they knew the killer and the victims. the station's general manager says it's this chilling image that employees recognized as vester lee flanagan a former reporter who used the on air name bryce williams. wdbj was the last stop nasir rest of brief stints in tv stations for the reporter. in odessa, savannah, tallahassee and roanoke. he was fired two years ago. >> he was very agitated and that the police were called to escort him out. i kept getting reports of, um, uncomfortable situations that
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would arise between him and the photographer she was working with. >> reporter: it appears flanagan's using the bryce williams name online airing complaints about his career and the victims and evening posting a video of the shooting on facebook. social media sites moved fast to take the postings down. police tell us flanagan fled the scene after the shooting and switched cars at the airport. he was spotted on interstat 66. >> shortly before 11 a.m. this morning virginia state police trooper was on patrol and attempted to stop the vehicle. the driver of the sonic vester flanagan also known as bryce williams refused to stop and sped away from the trooper. it was only a minute or two later when the sonic ran off the road into the median. flanagan was flown from the scene to innova fairfax hospital where he died. >> reporter: flanagan's 41. his victims were 24 and 27
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both at the start of their careers and lives. he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. when he was fired, vester flanagan had to be physically building behind me here. he sued the tv station last discrimination, unpaid termination. a company memo to employees instructed them to call 911 if he was ever spotted on the live in roanoke, virginia, lou young, cbs 2 news. >> lou, disturbing doesn't even begin to adequately describe the situation. we understand you had a chance to go inside the newsroom or at least the building. >> reporter: then our job and they are gracious -- they understand our job and they are gracious. i gave them a wide berth. i was set up in the general manager's office. they do their jobs, they
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cry. they knew these people. best they can. they have to go on with their work, as well. they are doing a newscast as well. you. alison parker and adam ward grew up in the community that they worked. colleagues say they were passionate about journalism and they also both found love in the newsroom. cbs 2's jessica schneider has more now on the victims. >> reporter: adam and i worked the same early-morning shift but have completely different sleep schedules. they were a news team who woke before dawn to work for the morning news on wdbj. alison parker and adam ward entertained and informed viewers in roanoke, virginia. >> hey, everyone. i'm alison parker. >> reporter: parker was 24 years old and a reporter her colleagues called a rock star. she grew up just outside of
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roanoke and treasured her family who she talked about on facebook. >> my hobby is whitewater kayaking. it's something that my family does all the time. >> reporter: her father andy telling the "washington post," my grief is unbearable. is this real? am i going to wake up? i'm crying my eyes out. i don't know if there's anybody in this world or another father who could be more proud of their daughter. she found love with chris hearst an anchor at the tv station. >> i had a habit of always wanting her to text me when she got to work safely and she did so and the last thing she said to me was good night, sweet boy. the next thing i knew i wake up to phone calls from the station a little after 6:00 telling me that there had been a shooting that happened live on television. adam ward, news 7 sport. >> reporter: he put together this on air resume' tape while interning at the station before landing a job as a cameraman four years ago. ward was engaged to the morning news producer melissa who watched the horrifying scene unfold on live tv while
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she was in the studio control room. parker and ward covered all sorts of stories for the morning show. >> they worked together as a team for a long time. adam was the kind of guy who if he were on the way home and knew of something that needed to be done he would turn around and go do it. >> reporter: parker was interviewing local chamber of commerce executive director vicki gardner this morning about making the community better. gardner wars shot in the back and is recovering at roanoke memorial hospital. jessica schneider, cbs 2 news. >> now, after the virginia shooting, the nypd station the extra officers here at cbs and other news outlets around the city. officers stood guard outside the broadcast center while others patroled at abc and nbc. nypd said while it had no reason to believe that the media companies are at any risk, the department sent the precaution. and we invite you to stay with cbs 2 for continuing coverage of this news crew killing. we will bring the latest details live from virginia
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coming up at 6:00. in the meantime, there's some new information in the search for a missing fisherman in new jersey. crews have found "el jefe," the boat that sank but have not yet recovered the body of the fisherman believed to be on the vessel. cbs 2's matt kozar has more now from sandy hook. >> reporter: the sunken 40- foot trawler named "el jefe" spanish for the boss was found this morning near buoy 14 in sandy hook bay, the same spot where it went under. state police used side scan so mar to locate it. board. phone. >> we are not giving up hope. he is an excellent swimmer. he lived in rockland beach most of his life. >> family guy, married, and two children, a son and daughter. son-in-law. two grandchildren. his wife. >> reporter: joe fast lives next to andreson at this come
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doe complex in bridgewater and says they bonded over fishing. >> he would ask to help with things. >> reporter: yesterday afternoon a boat captain in the area radioed for help after seeing andresen's boat take on water. joseph brennan runs a seafood co-op near where "el jefe" was docked and said he bought fish from andresen. >> it's heartbreaking to lose one of your own fishermen. >> reporter: others say andresen was too inexperienced to be out on the water alone. >> he only has three years on the water. and that's not enough to be out there by yourself. >> reporter: coast guard boats and state police vessels remain in the water. investigators say it's unclear if there's a body on board "el jefe." activity is being suspended for the day and will resume tomorrow. reporting from sandy hook, matt kozar, cbs 2 news. a dramatically different feel on wall street today as all the arrows turned from red to green.
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stocks had their best day since 2011. the dow climbing 619 points. the nasdaq was up 191. and the s&p 72. the rally ends a four-day shellacking where the dow shedd 1700 points. but were today's gains just a bounce off the bottom or a higher trend? broke verse mixed opinions on this. >> we just broke a trend line in place all week and i'm very encouraged by what's going on. >> volatility will be the catch phrase for quite a while. >> today's jump followed reports that sales of big ticket items like cars and appliances are up. a wild scene inside a jetblue airplane when two passengers got into an argument. one was slashed. the violence erupted after the plane landed at jfk airport. cbs 2's steve langford joins us live from the airport with more on what happened. steve. >> reporter: jetblue flight 960 from kingston, jamaica, land here at jfk at 8:30 a.m. as the plane is taxiing toward
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the terminal. two women get into a fight. the 61-year-old pulled out a small blade and slashed her seat mate. the 53 brings out pepper spray. both women are under arrest. 7 people were treated for breathing difficulties. the tsa does not handle security outside this country. jetblue says the jamaicans are responsible for checking for weapons at kingston airport. the identities of the two suspects 61-year-old jean valentine of brooklyn and 52- year-old mary kennedy of linden, new jersey. steve langford, cbs 2 news. as a vote on the nuclear deal with iran approaches, demonstrators are stepping up the pressure on congress. from both sides. on one side holocaust survivors and local lawmakers rallying against the deal. outside congressman jerry nadler's manhattan office, they are calling on him to change his mind and voted against the deal. >> we are begging you, congressman nadler.
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reconsider your position. reconsider your position for america! >> the alternative to this deal is really to go to war with iran. >> meantime, supporters of the deal rallied around the corner to thank congressman nadler. they say hundreds of similar events were planned across the country. lawmakers will vote on the deal by september 17. one of the hero americans who helped stop the train attack in france is back home. college student anthony sadler returned safely to sacramento. last friday, he, airman spencer stone and national guardsman alek skarlatos overpowered a gunman on a train bound for paris. skarlatos remains in germany with stone as he continues treatment for injuries he suffered in the attack. meantime, the accused gunman, ayoub el-khazzani, is facing terror charges. prosecutors claim he had the intent to kill a whole train load of people. new information tonight. washington's national zoo says one of its two newborn panda cubs has died.
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the zoo's adult female panda, mei xiang, gave birth on saturday. the babies weighed half a pound. zoo officials took extra care, bottle and tube feeding the tiny cubs to make sure they get equal feeding time with the mama bear but newborn cubs are extremely vulnerable in their first weak of life. the zoo says the remaining cub appears to be strong and is behaving normally. up next, a family scared of their own water. >> no family should ever have to go through this. >> imagine wearing gloves just to shower the power problems that has them scared of their cat. >> detecting tumors earliest and ever the blood test that may tell breast cancer survivors were they might face a relapse. >> and too afraid to show her face but too angry to stay silent. a long island teacher blows the whistle on why she thinks her district is failing their students. >> and it's a beautiful day out there but the heat and humidity we're not done quite yet. take a look at tomorrow's
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forecast and see if it comes back in the next 24 hours
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after the break. happening right now on long island, a car slammed into a building in garden city. joe biermann is live over the scene in chopper 2 right now. joe. >> reporter: maurice, timing is everything. this is 980 franklin avenue a tobacco shop. car out of control up on the sidewalk. you're looking at police now trying to back that car out of the store. the store is obviously closed. police are saying there were just minor injuries to report. live in chopper 2, joe biermann, cbs 2 news. it's apparently been going on for months. imagine stepping in the shower and getting shocked. nervous long island mother says it's happening in her house and she blames the utility company. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan reports from port jefferson station. >> i don't want to get electrocuted. and i don't want to come home to god forbid one of my kids
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being electrocuted. >> reporter: elizabeth, a u.s. postal worker and mother of two, says the summer has been a jolt for her and her daughters home from college. >> without the gloves on and we touch this, we get an electrical shock that would just like back us up like oh, my gosh. >> reporter: come right through your whole system? >> yeah. my daughter got an electrical shock that lasted three hours. >> reporter: they called in an electrician who told the family their condo was not properly grounded to their utility's wiring. >> he said, and your cable's electrified. >> reporter: pse&g made a housecall. >> i did get the runaround. they insisted it was inside the house. had nothing to do with them. >> reporter: meantime, the family donned rubber souled sandals and thick rubber gloves before showering worrying about shock and fire. neighbors volunteered their bathrooms. >> yes. she offered me -- >> that's a good neighbor, you know?
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>> reporter: pse&g disputes a runaround saying they returned multiple times before and after our calms. we worked immediately to resolve the issue. given that electric service to the residence is underground, we needed to have all utilities in the area marked out so we could safely make a permanent repair" > no family should ever have to go through this. >> reporter: pse&g responded, the issue is now resolved. the family hopes the fix is finally permanent not temporary. from port jefferson, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> and the experts reiterate that you should never touch live wires and if something in your home is creating dangerous electrical current contact your utility or a licensed electrician. british scientists say that they developed a blood test for breast cancer that could predict a relapse of the disease months before tumors start forming again. here's how it works. >> reporter: researchers in london analyzed blood samples from 55 women who fought and won the battle with early stage breast cancer.
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they specifically looked for microscopic pieces of dna linked to the cancerous tumors surgically removed. >> by tracking that, we can say whether after surgery there is disease present in that patient that we couldn't detect with the normal imaging approaches. >> reporter: the professor says normal imaging can only detect cancerous cells after they have grown. this specialized blood test can reveal cancer months before a tumor forms. >> because it's far more sensitive. it's actually very specific. >> reporter: in 54 of the 55 cases, researchers were able to predict who would relapse and who would not. researchers say the blood test could help doctors stay one step ahead of breast cancer. >> patients can get quick treatment before the disease spreads. >> this new technique will allow us to begin to measure whether or not that disease is coming through before it actually reveals itself. >> reporter: a larger study is planned for next year and researchers say it could take
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several years before the test becomes available to patients. jonathan vigliotti, cbs 2 news. >> time for a quick look at the forecast. did it feel less humid today? >> it felt gorgeous. >> spectacular. >> lonnie has more on today's forecast and what's ahead. >> felt a lot of good out there. it's a great looking picture. there are clouds in the pictured and you're going to see even a little bit of a grayish underbelly but come on, it's so clear. it looks like you can see forever out there. 82 degrees right now. high temperature today was 85. but you didn't have much humidity. so 85 degrees the hottest time of the day 12:45. 85 felt like 84. it's above average. typical 81. that now makes 48 straight days in central park where we have had a temperature of 80 degrees or more. 48 straight days. that's a record. the last time we were below 80 was july 9 when we hit 79. right now the vortex satellite
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and radar showing you clouds. that's a good-looking picture. bigger shot is going to show us you will notice a little bit of a rain showers, light rain showers, central pennsylvania. looks like it's moving in our direction. that's not going to be a player in our weather. our air mass just too dry so it's not going to, you know, make its way here so for tonight it's comfortable, 6 degrees. 50s north -- 66 degrees. 50s north and west. tomorrow 82 mostly sunny low humidity. i'll tell you how long this is going to hold up. there is a change coming up. we'll talk about that coming up. a 3-year-old boy leaves an interesting gift for a norwegian king. the boy left a bag of pacifiers. [ laughter ] >> the palace staff posted this picture of the pacifiers on their facebook page. they say that they found the clear plastic bag full of them at the foot of a statue in the courtyard of the royal palace. a note from the 3-year-old attached to the bag said, to the king, i don't need these pacifiers anymore. you can have them.
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>> one way to get rid of them. >> so cute. >> convince them that somebody else needs them more than you. >> hidde mess a-- hidden message. men have the mancave and now women have she-sheds. that's what they call them. it's happening more. women building a place to call their own to escape and unwind to get away from everyday life and their families. tonight at 11:00, cbs 2 takes you inside these sheds to find out how they are getting credit for saving marriages. >> you guys get the cave, we get the shed. >> which is better? they're all good actually. >> i guess so. quiet time. coming up on the attack and making no apologies. >> set down! go ahead. >> i have the right to ask a question. >> you haven't been called. >> but as donald trump continued tough talk, is it costing him at the polls? >> times square characters on the move the new location
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after a $1000 volkswagen bonus. to almost no one's surprise donald trump show no signs of backing down today from his latest on air confrontation. he and a well-known television news anchor got into a back and forth last night over immigration. just the latest dustup with a journalist whose questions trump doesn't like. cbs 2's dick brennan is here now with more on both the republican and democrats. >> reporter: lots of stuff today. certainly trump of course enjoys his feuds are reporters and it's not yet hurt his standing in the polls. in the meantime, the democratic front-runner hillary clinton just commented on the possibility that vice president joe biden might join the race. >> he has to make what is a very difficult decision for himself and his family and he should have the space and the opportunity to decide what he wants to do. >> reporter: it's not clear when the vice president might decide on a run. but he could certainly shake up the democratic race. on the republican side, donald trump continues to do just that. >> sit down! go ahead. >> i have the right after this.
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>> no, you don't. >> you haven't been called. >> i have a right to ask questions. >> go back to univision. >> reporter: trump dismissed jorge ramos after the univision anchor stood up and started screaming. >> so he is at fault. >> i have been a journalist for more than 30 years. i have been all over the world. and i have never been thrown out of any press conference from any interview. this is not cuba or venezuela. >> reporter: some say ramos deserves the blame. >> he was making a speech more than asking a question. and he had not been called on. trump had some minor ground for trying to restore some decorum. it wasn't handled well. >> reporter: trump is continuing his three-week long fight with fox news anchor megyn kelly tweeting his displeasure with her questions at the first gop debate. >> it's difficult to think of anything that's comparable in modern presidential politics. >> reporter: professor larry sabato of university of virginia says it may catch up with him. >> the more controversy that
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donald trump is in, the less likely it will be that voters concerned about elect ability will choose him. >> there are now signs that one feud is fading. today trump said he is making up with fox news chairman roger ailes after attacking megyn kelly. he says roger ailes is a nice guy and he liked megyn's show last night. >> last night. >> you might miss something. >> i have a feeling we'll have this conversation again. >> maybe. >> all right. thank you. up next here at 5:00, a local school district failing its students and cbs 2 investigates why. we uncover disturbing details. what workers say is really happening. >> and a cabbie gunned down on a quiet new jersey street. what police think the motive may have been. >> and flying high after getting trapped on a cliff. watch as rescuers save a woman and her dog.
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call 1-800-341-9716. it is almost back to school time and for one district it is a moment of truth. good evening. i'm maurice dubois. >> welcome back to the broadcast. i'm kristine johnson. hempstead high school on long island is one of the lowest graduation rates in the
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nation. and it is about to enter receivership. it has one year to turn around all that failure or else an outside entity will take charge. so what is the heart of the district's perpetual struggles? cbs 2's carolyn gusoff investigates. >> when i say chaotic, it was chaotic. >> reporter: this former principal of hempstead high school paints a pitiful picture of its inner workings. now retired, regal is an -- reginald is an insider speaking out. >> credits, courses, attendance all health helter skelter. >> the book is missing with all our transcripts. >> i would be willing to bet if you ask them what is the exact attendance in hempstead now they couldn't tell you. >> reporter: chaos he said reflected in an abysmal 37% graduation rate less than half the national average. >> nobody was watching the store. >> we should have better
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people working here. >> it's tough. it's really tough. >> reporter: the district's of money. per pupil spending is well above the state average. >> we never know exactly where that money is going. why are there no test scores, no workbooks, no curriculum guides. >> reporter: teachers fearful to reveal their identity. >> it's like a ship without a captain. >> reporter: even in the lower schools disorganization, lack of discipline, and protocols. >> furniture being thrown and things being broken in the classrooms, teachers being punched and spit on. >> reporter: they believe at the heart of the district's problems -- >> a lot of teachers are unqualified. they happen to know someone at the board of education or they know the superintendent. >> reporter: allegations of ramp pant patronage and nepotism. >> i have heard them often from people from the district from employees of the district. >> reporter: board of regents member roger tilles says a culture of patronage and nepotism is an open secret. >> when you have an eye unemployment rate the key to being elected to the board in
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those areas is getting friends, relatives jobs. as a result, you have people being appointed to jobs who are not qualified to do those jobs. let's put it that way. and unfortunately, that had a real detrimental effect for kids. >> reporter: a recent state controller audit found unqualified staffers and aides paid $60,000 for a 10 month job, lacking require college degrees. a coach lacked a coaching license. a school board assistant paid $95,000 a year with no known duties. reginald says administrators were often hired out of nowhere. >> they would tell us there were three candidates and somebody else would be appointed for the job who was not in the pool. >> there are teachers in the school who make mistakes on the board all the time. >> we want to go college!
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>> reporter: the audit also found the board appointed administrators with no document plan, reason or clear benefit to the district and closed the public out of more than half of school board meetings. the school board president at the helm for only a year says he is aware of rumors but has no firsthand knowledge of pervasive cronyism. he declined an on-camera interview but said current school board members have, quote, a moral compass and are doing their best to ensure this doesn't happen on their watch. challenges complicated by a huge recent influx of immigrant children. critics are hoping two newly appointed school board members will bring change. >> there is something that is -- is endemically wrong in the hempstead culture and the culture needs to be changed. a paradigm shift needs to take place. >> reporter: this parent has another name for the status quo. >> corruption. i believe that's the heart -- it's been going on for 30 years. >> we need to help our children. they are not going to succeed. and that's the reason that we have a low graduation rate at
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hempstead high school. they give up! >> reporter: the key to change says the regent, the acceptance of help when it's offered. that has not, he says, been the case in hempstead. carolyn gusoff, cbs 2 news. >> a community action group has asked the nassau district attorney to investigate allegations of corruption in the hempstead school district. the d.a. says that investigation is ongoing. robbery appears to be the motive for the murder of a cabbie on a quiet street in new jersey. 57-year-old [ non-english language ] was shot in the head after going to pick up a fare in rahway late last night. his taxi slammed into two parked cars. it appears there had been a struggle. the man was a father of 10. his oldest son says his father knew it was a dangerous job. >> he knew it was a risky job, you know, he would tell us i'm your father i work hard to get money. my job is not easy. i sit in a cab where you don't know who is sitting in the back. what can i do?
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>> investigators believe the victim was carrying around $80. long-time civil rides advocate amelia boynton robinson has died. she died at a montgomery, alabama hospital after having a major stroke this month. she was 104 years old. [ coughing ] >> in the 165, boynton and others -- in 1965 boynton and others were beaten in selma, alabama. that dark day became known as bloody sunday and just this past march, president obama held robinson's hand during the 50th anniversary of the march. something avanishing from streets in bergen county. now police are making an unusual offer to get stolen street signs back. summer beach time is dwindling away. if you are looking for some inspiration in the sand, we will show you some incredible things being made by one man. >> today in history in 1920 the 19th amendment to the u.s. constitution went into effect giving women the right to
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you're looking at coast guard video of a woman being rescued from a cliff in daly city, california. a man, woman and two dogs fell 150 feet down the mountain. the man got out but the woman was rescued and they had trouble because the dogs were aggressive. building sand castles at a beach is a favorite for kids but for a local man it's his creative outlet. cbs 2's elise finch has the story now from rockaway beach in queens. >> reporter: it all starts with a pile of sand and a bucket of water n just a few hours -- bucket of water. in just a few hours he makes a work of art. >> i have always been interested in architecture and when i was young, i thought i would be an architected but that -- then i realized i could be an artist. >> reporter: he works as an artist assistant where his material is wood. in the summer he likes to build sand art in his free
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time. >> mine is a little more like what a kid would do where i'm just packing up wet sand and then spicing it. >> reporter: he uses a set of plexiglass tools. >> you don't touch the first parts you started with because they get dry and they will crumble if you touch them. so you can't really go back. >> reporter: he says he chooses to sculpt at the beach because the beauty inspires him and because here, his raw material are plentiful and free. >> the great thing about sand and sandcastle building is that you can, at the end of the day, come out here for eight hours and at the end of the day have something substantial that you really couldn't get in any other material that quickly or cheaply. >> reporter: even though you won't find traditional sandcastles or mermaids in his portfolio, beach-goers say they love his work. >> really different and it's awesome.
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>> i think it's fabulous. we are going to set up shop next to him and try to build our own castle. >> i like his imagination. he never repeats whatever he has done the day before. >> looks like something from, like, the pyramids, like, the egyptians. >> it's wonderful. it makes me wonder how he can do everything so perfectly. >> reporter: they take four to eight hours to build. elise finch, cbs 2 news. >> he calls it a labor of love and hopes his work inspires budding artists. these beautiful. >> sure is nice to look at. >> makes our stuff look pathetic. little bucket you turn over. >> child's play up next growing body parts in a lab is happening and could mean new freedom for people in pain. then at 6:00 -- >> i'm not angry. i'm just willing to fight for a cause. >> call themselves the red light robin hood. dismantling speed cameras and showing the public how to do it. he is now facing charges. >> new advice for parents on peanut allergies.
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it's happened again. street signs stolen in a bergen county community and it's dangerous. cbs 2's alice gainer reports from ridgewood on a plan to get those signs back. >> reporter: these street signs have been turned into police after they were ripped down off of this pole. they are just two of nearly 40 stolen recently in ridgewood. >> mostly the street signs which we're seeing but there have been occasion where somebody has taken a stop sign. >> i noticed when i turn corners and am looking for a house. >> reporter: police say the timing coincides with kids leaving for college. it's been happening now for the past couple of years. >> having been in college in the last 10 years or so, a lot of students take them to their college dorm rooms and put them up as a trophy, so to speak so i'm not surprised. it is dangerous. >> reporter: indeed. in addition to safety concerns, there are cost concerns. >> one of these signs cost $65 apiece just to produce. that doesn't include the staffing hours to put the sign
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up, and fix it. >> we are having to pay for new signs as taxpayers. it costs everybody. >> reporter: so to get the signs back, police are offering amnesty to anyone who returns the signs before september 15. after that, you could face prosecution. >> in the case of somebody stealing a stop sign, there's an accident after that sign has been removed and we can attribute that to a person taking it, with serious injury or death that person could be liable criminally for the death of that person. >> reporter: if you really want a dorm room decoration the signs are too heavy. get a printed one made up. in ridgewood, new jersey, alice gainer, cbs 2 news. >> and parents could also be liable if their kids have the signs in their homes. the village is now putting distinctive marking on their signs. it's also increased police patrols. if you have turkey bacon in your refrigerator, we have a warning about one brand. oscar mayer is recalling two million pounds of turkey bacon amid reports of people becoming sick. the company says the product
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may spoil before the best when used by date. the affected products have best when used by dates between august 24 and october 30. you can find some more information on this on in tonight's healthwatch, it may sound like science fiction but it is real. doctors are growing human tissue in a lab in an effort to fix knee cartilage. cbs 2's dr. max gomez tells us what their tests could mean for the future. >> reporter: ironically, it was his commitment to staying active that ended up costing taylor landgraph a few weeks on the couch. hoping to get in a quick workout, he borrowed a roommate's skateboard to get to the gym and ended up in urgent care. >> started going down a hill that was too steep for a beginner and wiped outgoing down the hill. i tore my meniscus and cartilage. >> reporter: while it only sidelined him for a few weeks, most of those injuries can last for decades. >> unfortunately, cartilage
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once injured it's difficult to repair. we don't have an intrinsic healing potential for it. >> reporter: in other words, the cartilage doesn't heal or regrow on its own -- at least not inside the body. so doctors are testing human cartilage that was grown in a lab. six weeks ago doctors took cartilage cells from a healthy part of his knee and sent them to a lab where scientists began growing them. >> they will take that cell line and they will just key replicating replicating replicating until they have millions of cells. >> reporter: the result is a piece of living cartilage about the size of a quarter. once it's big enough doctors sized it cut it and using a special adhesive essentially glued it to the damaged part of taylor's knee. there, doctors expect that it will grow into existing cartilage and completely heal the wound. >> if this actually can help improve function and outcomes for patients, it may be really the future of how we address cartilage. >> reporter: doctors are still testing it but it could be a new treatment for the nearly quarter of a million people in
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the u.s. who need surgery to repair damaged knee cartilage each year, many of whom will also eventually need a new knee. dr. max gomez, cbs 2 news. >> the damaged knee cartilage often leads to arthritis years later, which is what eventually leads to knee replacements. time to look at our forecast. lonnie quinn standing by. now earlier we were talking about what a great day it was. >> and i think it looks great out there right now. i think it looks great out there as you look at tomorrow, the next day. there is something to talk about, though. as nice as that picture, it's going to be a change that will move in but we'll talk about everything. right now right to that -- i'm going to use your same word, kj. it's a great afternoon. still is. 82 degrees. look at the heat index. 82 on the thermometer. feels like 81 on your skin because there's no humidity out there. is this the best that summer has to offer? i like it. lots of sunshine out there. if you see clouds, temperatures are comfortable, no humidity, in fact it should
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be stickier this time of the year. not! and we are downright cool north and west of the city. the city comes in at 82 degrees. look at monticello. it's 68 degrees where you are right now. monticello will be dropping down into the 50s tonight. the city down to about the mid- 60s. vortex satellite and radar, there's a couple of wispy clouds we talk about coming through the area. light little showers around williamsport not part of our weather because our air mass is too dry. they are going to dissolve away as they move in our direction so we are doing just fine out there are to today right through friday. saturday, temperatures go up a bit. now, i do want to talk about what's happening with tropical storm erika. this is it right now about 195 miles east of antigua. when you look at it, what i see is not a very healthy storm. a healthy system would be looks more like a compact snowball right and then it becomes a hurricane you see the eye in the middle of it. this is all over the place. you would want this rain associated with erika to be wrapped around it. it's just not happening. national hurricane center thinks it's going to hold on to a tropical storm strength
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as it moves through the islands. however, look at this. as it approaches the bahamas and emerges by the florida coast, could be in the gulf coast or on the atlantic coastline, however, we do think as it travels over the bahamas, it is going to strengthen to a hurricane. this is kind of a common scenario when you watch a storm take a track like this in the tropics because the bahamas, they don't offer anything to beat up a storm. there's no topography. in fact, the water is extra shallow around the bahamas so it's really warm so that's where they often times grow and we see a 75-mile-per-hour hurricane somewhere around florida by the time you get into the -- say the end of the weekend or so. we are going to watch that one very closely because the track is not confirmed yet. it could curve out to sea if it travels around a high pressure system. the rest of the workweek looks beautiful. the weekend is going to get warmer. 87 on saturday. 88 on sunday. getting more muggy. monday 90 degrees again. >> whoa! >> churning back up the heat. >> thank you, lonnie. >> sure
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so is your cell phone changing your life for the worse? new survey that shows what people could be doing to hurt their relationship. >> at 6:00 a man records his crime for all to see and is being called a hero by some. what he did on long island that has some drivers
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texting, emailing, selfies, many of us do it among people. cbs 2's meg baker reports on a new survey that says cell phones are changing the way we interact. >> reporter: 82% of adults says using cell phones hurts conversations in face-to-face social gatherings this according to a pew research center survey. >> i don't like having dinner with people who check their cell phones. i'm like my grandmother that way. >> reporter: the olden family tries to set some rules. >> no phones at the dinner table. >> reporter: just as you many who believe in cell phone etiquette admit to using their
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phones at their most recent gathering. 89% for texting, talking and taking pictures. >> i think there are a lot of people who like to blame the millennials for this but the fact, grandmas are just as guilty. >> reporter: mr. manner thomas farley says technology is disrupting normal face-to-face human interaction. one major no, no is using your phone in a movie theater. while it may be okay to have your head down texting while on mass transit. but he has another opinion if airlines allow cell service. >> these seats are tight enough. i don't want to hear your conversation. >> reporter: nine out of ten people at columbus circle all this hair cell phones in their hands -- their cell phones in their hands. experts say it's practical in a public place but 23% of cell phone users say they occasionally turn to their devices to avoid contact with other people. overall the majority of people i spoke to all had the same pet peeve. >> when i'm walking down the street and they are coming right at me and they are too busy texting and they bump into me. >> reporter: one suggestion about being courteous with your phone.
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>> i think it's better to step aside. >> reporter: bottom line, choose people over pixels. on the upper west side, meg baker, cbs 2 news. the federal communications commission's proposal to allow cell phone use on airplanes is still pending. it is not only a matter of peace and quiet. airlines may have to install additional equipment to allow in flight cell service. that's all we need. right? >> all we need. >> that's right. that's it for the news at 5:00. the news at 6:00 starts right now. captions by: caption colorado your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. ambushed on air. a news crew shot and killed on live tv. the gunman a former employee of their station. good evening, i'm kristine johnson. >> i'm maurice dubois. dana tyler is off tonight. reporter alison parker and photographer adam ward were doing the work they loved when a disgruntled former colleague opened fire and killed them on live television.
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the gunman vester flanagan a reporter who went by the name of bryce williams on air, an image shot by ward as he fell to the ground helped police identify him. tonight, flanagan is also dead. he shot himself as police officers approached. >> cbs 2's lou young is outside of wdbj television station in roanoke, virginia, where colleagues are in shock. lou. >> reporter: this tv station has become a place of mourning. flowers and tributes at the doorway and out on the street leading up to this place the killer it seems chose his ambush location your carfully knowing that the professionals would be engrossed in their work and never see him coming. vester lee flanagan knew his victims. he had worked at a reporter at wdbj until he was fired two years ago. this morning he hunted downward ward and alison


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