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good morning. it's 4:30 and already 70 degrees on this tuesday, the 20th of august. we are tracking warm weather for later in the day. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm alex denis, and mary calvi is off this morning. >> good to have you with us, alex. a gas station fire at 2:00 this morning in east williamsburg. the fire was from a storage facility near the bqe. no one was hurt, and it's unclear what caused the fire. police in staten island say a pair of criminals are pretending to be cops to steal from innocent victims.
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janelle burrell is life in new- - is live in newdorf to explain. >> reporter: two have been working together, and one of the incidents happened here with the two men approaching a woman. they stole her purse. the first incident was sunday, july 12th around 2:00 that morning. the suspects approached two men in their 20s walking up to the corner store. it was in a chevy malibu. they identified themselves as police, flashed guns, and searched them they stole $300 from them, and then they drove off. later that night, the two approached a woman and stole her purse, and they said a good
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samaritan tried to step in and help, and that's when the second suspect tried to be a good samaritan himself, interfering, allowing both men to get away. then they robbed a teenager. police are looking for the sketch of the man we showed you earlier. all we know is the two men got away in the heavy mal boot. anyone with any information, you're urged to contact the nymd. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. thank you. a man who max the nearly naked painted ladies in times square has been arrested. christopher alavarie was arrested on an outstanding parent.
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governor cuomo said the painted ladies must go. time now, 4:32, and time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john what have you got? >> it's soupy. a bit of fog out there, and there's a lot of humidity to deal with. one of the ingredients for the potential for storms, thursday into friday. in the city, it's cloudy. 78degrees, and winds are variable at 3, and williamsport, you can see it on the map and the flash of color. and west. odds are not high, but as we learned, the they are are slow movers. there's the potential for the localized flooding. the answer of that will go up overnight tonight into friday. 84 today will feel like 910. better chance to see the activity to the west today. that will not be the case tomorrow, but right now, it's today. you have already seen alex
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denis, and meg baker is in with time saver traffic. >> that's right, john. first in scotchplains, new jersey, one lane is blocked on route 22 eastbound due to emergency repairs, and now a live look. two lanes are blocked on the northbound fdr drive between 63rd and 96th street no delays yet. we do have new jersey transit troubles. service is suspended on both directions of the gladstone summit. the new jersey transit buses will cross honor tickets, and a reminder, alternate-side rules in effect citywide today. cleanup tonights in union city, new jersey after the popup storms stranded many and left water up to their windows. >> reporter: it came and went, leaving cars stranded in the streets. areas were completely flood out. >> i have never seen anything like this before.
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>> reporter: the cell phone video shows at aftermath of the tomorrows after 4isms were left behind. drivers were caught up in the flash flooding, many abandoning their cars, stuck in the water. others like gene marino got out in time. >> cars were going slower and slower, and it was only a matter of time before someone got caught. >> reporter: they could only watch and wait for the roads to reopen. multiple homes and businesses flood out throughout the county, included this one where employees were trapped inside. at tony's foreign car repair a couple of inches of water poured into their offices. >> we had to squegeey the water out of here. >> reporter: how much water did you have? >> maybe 2 inches p. >> reporter: across the street
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most of the cars at the auto body shop were destroyed. charlie's $21 oil change is now thousands of dollars in damage. >> my honda is over there, and it's garbage now. major mess near nyu after a contractor broke a 12-inch water main last night. the intersection was flood out, and water was eventually shut off in the area as workers cleaned up and made repairs and at least one nyu dorm was left without water, and two two other buildings had flooded basements. police released the images of two men wrote broke into bay kitchen road on monday morning. they made off with cash, but no word on how much. a man was stab in the chest during a fight in midtown, and now the suspect is under arrest. it was just feet from the theater, and during the argument, the suspect pulled out a knife and slashed the
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victim, leaving a cut from his shoulder to his waist no word on what caused the fight. a blind man is in serious condition after being hit by a train in brooklyn. the man accidently stepped off the platform and fell on to the tracks, and yesterday the mta says he was then truck by a northbound g. train, and he's hospital. police on both sides of the border are looking for a couple who had their child rescued from a hotel safe. they were on the canadian side ofon tear you, and on tuesday they alerted hotel staff their infant was locked in a safe. the a maintenance worker freed the child, but the parents took could arrive. >> there's no means of locking the safe from the inside, and
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the only way to lock the safe is someone has to enter the locked code in there. >> and the family says -- or the police says rather the family was driving a van with new jersey plates. new information on the massive fire in larchmont. a salt shed was destroyed on tuesday, and an employee is facing arson charges. thankfully no one was hurt. no word on the motive. a report by the associated press disclosed a side deal with the agreement with iran and the u.s. nuclear agency. iran could use their own experts to inspect the sites used to make nuclear weapons. shannon dougherty revealed she is now battling breast
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cancer, and she filed a yesterday against her former business managers for a lapse in her health insurance. she say she's didn't go to the doctor until she had insurance after they failed to pay her premiums, and then the disease had spread. now she hue will need advanced treat -- now she will need advanced treatment including chemotherapy and a possible mastectomy. i definitely would have thought it's a scam. >> he's not alone. how you can tell if this is the real deal. find out where you can post your review for all the world to see. john? >> we are going to see steamy weather. the temperatures are down a bit over the next few days, but it's still sticky. turning wet in a major way. overnight tonight into friday,
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and then maybe some weekend woes. traffic and weather on the 2s,
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coming up. a developing story on the wild fires out west. three firefighters are dead after their vehicle crashed near washington state. at least four more are injured about 200 miles north of seattle. the fire has grown to 200 square miles. the temperatures are expected to be over 90 degrees with very dry conditions through tomorrow. time now 4:42, and traffic and weather on the 2s, and here's our your own john elliott. >> thank you, alex. >> the cold front will stir up the wind and lower the dew points as well. in our area, hard on the the old hairdo. very humid again today. 74 for the jersey shore. 37. this is claire.
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one of the cooler readings in yonkers, and the relative humidity, david taylor with 77, and i noticed this, too. it smelled like sandalwood outside of the studio this morning. it was great. friday's rain amounts keep decreasing, but it depends on what model you are looking at. i want to share this picture, good old reliable charley hoffman. activity was west of the city yesterday, and that's likely the the case again today. we will talk about the storm and the totals coming in in a bit. we are concerned about what will happen tonight with the arrival of the front. 78. winds are variable at 3. relative humidity, 79%, southeast, and then a southwest wind, and you're dealing with the heat and humidity. guy from sparta is sweating, and he has been talking about the high dew points.
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73 in the hamptons, and 75 in belmar. numbers close to where they were yesterday, and we were out of the 90s yesterday, but it felt like it with the high dew points, and it feels warmer than that because of the available moisture out of the atmosphere. it's one of the ingredients to the potentials for the storms. already popping up on the come pot sit radar. the front even farther to the west. it's pushing into ohio. that's the problem, the storm yesterday was a slow mover. it just sat there, and that's why you can see a lot of estimates between 2-4 inches. one station had 6 inches of rain in a little over an hour. it was the rate and movement of the storm that caused so many problems, very localized, and that's what we talk about, localized flooding, and we mentioned it yesterday. leave it in the forecast for today. don't anticipate a lot of
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activity this morning, but overnight well will see the arrival of the front. notice, there's a lot more coverage of the rain, and it's heavy, and it takes awhile to push through. we are dealing with rain in the city, the line up to the hudson valley, and all day long, it's in and out of the area, and then it will finally clear, starting to hint that it will shape up a bit on saturday, and i tell you what, with the low to the north, you to leave the possibility of the leftover showers on saturday, and another round later on sunday, and then warm again first part of next week. get ready, steamy and stormy, and hopefully not too many hi, meg. >> hi, john. a few issues from the storms causing issues on the road. in scotchplains, new jersey, only the shoulder is open on route 22 between westfield and harding road. that's due to emergency repairs from the flooding. construction blocking one lane on the the eastbound city of san jose expressway as you approach richmond avenue, and
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there's new jersey transit troubles, and service is suspended in both directions on the gladstone branch between gladstone and summit because of downed power lines. new jersey transit will cross honor tickets. >> if you're just waking up, good morning. here's the stories making headlines this morning. unrest on the streets of st. louis following the police shooting of a black 18-year- old. police officers made nine arrests and used teargas when protesters refused to clear the streets. jared fogle is pleading guilty to child pornography charges and having sex with minors. he will also pay $100,000 to 14 of his victims. president obama will be in
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new orleans next week to mark the 10th anniversary of hurricane katrina. the president will be with the victims who have spent the last 10 years rebuilding their lives. the dow jones industrial average lost 162 points, and the nasdaq lost 40, and the s&p fell by 17. an industry report says apple stores will change the way they display their products. apple will no longer display ipod music players in the middle of the stores but instead they will be stocked with items like chargers and head loans, and information will now show up on the screens of the products themselves. and federal agencies will soon be able to claim their own pages on yelp.
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posted. under an agreement, consumers can now give feedback on their experience on places like the tsa and national parks. the agency can read and respond to the reserves. >> in the latest story, yelp has hired 1,000 new sensors. drivers wonder if lefters are a scam. at first. when anthony sponato got was skeptical. >> reporter: didn't look official to you? >> not at all. out. he is not alone. dozens have posted about believe it's a scam. >> if i received one of those letter ises, i would have scam.
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there's so many of them going on. >> reporter: mike riley points out an e-zpass scam made the news earlier this week official- looking e-mails trying to trick you into downloading a virus. he's a retired cop and he did detective work. >> it's not really a scam. >> reporter: the payment requested from alliance one is legitimate. >> alliance one was hired to try to collect millions of dollars from thousands of people. >> reporter: it does not specify when the offense took place, but officials say any letter with this phone number is a legitimate attempt to collect. doubtful drivers should call for more information. tony aiello, cbs 2 news. the time is now 4:49. a new take on japanese snacks:
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and queen elizabeth is about to surpass one of her predecessors. traffic and weather on the2s coming up next. stay with us. every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were a good fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special. it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today. your coffee, your dunkin'.
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queen elizabeth is about to hit a major milestone. next month she will be the longest ruling monarch after 63 years on the thrown. there's little chance of her stepping down to make way for her son charles to take over. time for traffic and weather on the2s. and she keeps telling john, knot so fast. >> this is great news for helen maren. >> she will just keep playing that role. >> reporter: that front keeps rolling through. more energized tomorrow with the front in our area it will weaken as the front comes our way.
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tropical feel tomorrow into the weekend. better chance of the storm into the day tomorrow, and then a stubborn front will keep us unstable into the weekend, and 84, feeling warmer today, and you're looking at 90 for the real feel, and it's sticky. you're going to be sweating again today. you can can kiss your hair good- bye. >> a few issues we are seeing today, and let's look at scotchplains, new jersey. only the chowder is open from westfield road to harding road, and that's due to emergency repairs for flooding. service is suspended in both directions on the gladstone branch between gladstone and summit due to downed power lines, and alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. >> coming up in the next half an hour, exclusive video taking driving to the extreme. a refreshing take on the
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japanese cuisine, and we have a
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dining deal for you. for fans of asian cuisine, there's a new spot that is offering a modern interpretation of the japanese snacks we love so much. >> the quiet exterior of mokomoko with with the stark contrast to what is inside. a feast for the eyes and the palette. >> reporter: it's like the presentation, i want to take a picture of it first before eating it. there's a modernized interpretation of the japanese food. >> it's unique because we want to take the new flavors with the traditional flavors of japan. >> there's zucchini and pepper. >> reporter: there's a lot of stuff going on.
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it was full of flavor for just $5. >> what you're eating is a yomiyaki bun, which is like a japanese omelet with zucchini and red pepper. >> reporter: this is also served with with the pancho chicken breast with misu mayonnaise. there's summer vegetables nanpan all for $17. >> this is the addition for late summer, early fall. >> reporter: it's a pancake literally loaded with agreements like pork belly and fried eggs and much more. it's an unbelievable value for $9. finally, look at this beautiful creation, it's the signature yaki. >> to an american it's like a cookie. >> so delicate.
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hard to explain unless you try it. >> you can do whatever. >> reporter: i'm telling you this is spectacular. it really is. >> thank you for having us. >> we say that about tony. so delicate! >> what was he expecting? a trick? it's on 10th avenue between 50th and 51st streets, open for lunch and dinner. check out more on cbsnewyork.com for tony's dining deals, recipes, and his olive oil. hear from a man who saw this accident happen. and a father in the bronx takes matters into his own
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york. good morning. it's 5:00. 78degrees on this thursday, august 20th, and humidity is sticking around with the temperature in the low 80s, and john elliott is tracking the unsettled weather as well. good morning i'm alex denis. >> and i'm chris wragge. two suspects posed as cops
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three times over the summer in staten island to rob people. >> it was only a matter of time before someone was going get caught. >> a freak storm caused flash flooding along route 22 in new jersey. water was up to the windows, and some people were trapped in their homes and at work. >> i don't like the situation in times square, and we will be dressing it in an aggressive manner. >> the major is forming a task force against the painted ladies, and it comes after an arrest involving the ladies. three firefighters have died battling the massive wild fires in washington state and the military is expected to join the fight today. >> people will do whatever they are going to do, whether you check the bags or not. >> security checks not just for airports anymore. now at least one movie theater chain will check your bags
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before you see your next film. it comes following a series of violent incidents at theaters across the country. and actress shannon dougherty is battling breast cancer. she filed a lawsuit against her former business managers yesterday. >> reporter: the time is now 5:02, and john elliott is up first with the forecast. >> good morning, alex. hi, everybody. fog in the city? you bet. there's so much available moisture! the numbers retreat a bit. temperatures hitting the dew point, and there's a clout in front of your face. the winds out of the south, yeah t continues to pump in the humidity, and storms into central p.a., and the front is just pushing into the motor city, and we will see the effects of the front overnight tonight into and throughout the day on friday. with the higher dew points t going to feel like 90. pace yourself once again you have to avoid things after yesterday's rain, right, meg
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baker? >> that's right, whether you're riding the trains or taking the car into work, in scotchplains, new jersey, only the shoulder is open eastbound between west field road and harding road due to emergency repairs for yesterday's flooding, and andrea grymes is live on the scene with more in a moment. now a life look to the george washington bridge. no delays on the three hudson river crossing at this time, and now there's new jersey transit troubles. service suspended in both directions on the gladstone branch between gladstone and summit because of downed power lines. new jersey transit buss will be cross honoring for you. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. meg, thank you. the cleanup is underway after the powerful thunderstorm drenched new jersey yesterday. and andrea grymes has more, live from scotchplains. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: you can see the road work being done behind me,
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and only the shoulder is getting by here on eastbound route 22 in scotchplains between about westfield and harding, and you can see the work is being done as we speak. all of this after yesterday's freak storm, and look at this video. the storm was over union county, new jersey, for showers, leaving up to 4 inches of rain. many drivers along route 22 had to abandon their cars, and they were not the only ones who got ought up in this and several car repair shops were most of the cars inside and were destroyed. >> we just came for an oil change and left it overnight. >> reporter: and that gentleman had brought his gentleman in for a simple oil change, i should say, and now the car is pretty much destroyed. >> reporter: back out here live
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again, and this is route 22 where emergency work after the flooding is underway. no word on how long the guys are going to be out here for. something to keep in mind if your morning route takes you through the area. in scotch plains, new jersey, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. prosecutors say wes spurell tried to rape anna charlie and then shot her several times, and she was previously a resident of her shelter. investigators say jason paul-smith used a system for the hearing impaired to call 911 to call in a threat for the statue of liberty.
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he identified himself as a terrorist. 300,000 people were evacuated because of the hoax. a postal worker caught on video apparently staring down at his smart phone while driving a large truck. cbs 2 has the video, and valerie castro spoke to the man who recorded it all. >> this guy is texting and driving a truck. >> reporter: this is what a driver saw on the northbound van wyck expressway in jamaica, queens. >> it doesn't even appear he has his head up. >> reporter: the driver didn't want to show his face but says the man driving the u.s. postal service tractor trailer needs a wakeup call. >> he was just looking into the his phone as if he was looking at a video or something. >> reporter: in the video, you can see the driver staring intently at his cell phone, and the man says he knows he shouldn't have used his own phone while driving to record the incident but said he couldn't let the dangerous driver pass him by.
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>> he was not driving a honda. he was driving a 53-foot trailer. even at 55 miles an hour, a car will be crushed. the postal service said "drivers of postal vehicles are expected to follow the traffic laws with no exception. safe driving is a requirement. this video appears to be unacceptable conduct." >> there's tomorrow and the next day. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the u.s. postal service did not say if the driver has been repremanded or even identified at this point. valerie castro, cbs 2 news. a celebration for the new forever stamp in honor of maya angelou. the stamp, which is on sale
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features an image of her and the quote, however the quote is not hers and comes from a book of poems written by someone else. the u.s. postal service says the quote is widely attributed to her and reflects the passion of her work. angelou died last year at the age of 86. the new security check at theaters across the country. >> he babbles and hallucinates and thinks things are around him in the air. >> reporter: this father will not have that anymore. he's protecting his son from a dangerous drug that is all the rage. find out which emojis are the most popular in our area. >> and now you can buy them in pillow form. more clouds today. fog right now, more clouds this afternoon, and still steamy. wear your light comfortable clothes to work, but you will not need the shades today.
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traffic and weather on the2s,
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coming up. good morning. welcome back on this 20th of august. it's 78 degrees out there, and you can see it's murky. it's been like this for the last few days, and it will be for the next few. john will give you information on that coming up.
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the country's largest movie chain is stepping security. regal cinemas will be checking all bags after recent movie shootings over the summer. regal has many theaters across the tri-state area, so be aware of that. john elliott is up first. >> what a mess yesterday, and we actually stored the radar. 4-hour loop did not move. as meg has been reporting and andrea, too, there's leftover problems today. there's more clouds in the course of the day today. we will bring the number down a degree or two, but small consolation there as you deal with the humidity. oh, boy, it may be good for
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your skin, and rough on your hair. my car said it needed oil yesterday, and my guy, mike said the heat and humidity may be burning it up more. 75 in greenwich, and 74 for the jersey shore. dangerous rip currents along the beaches today, and make sure you're ready for that if you're sneaking away to the beach. 67 in sussex, and quickly, i want to expand the temperature view to show you, through the motor city, the front is starting to push through. there's schooler air in place and in play today. 77 for philly, baltimore, and dc. this is just, we stored some radar data, and this is a 4- hour loop, and look how slow this storm is. same spot. and quite the lightning show as well. it was the rain fall rate and the forward movement of the storm that caused all the problems. 2-3-5 plus inches of rain in
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spots. just didn't move. incorporating new data, and you can see it's quiet now. a few thunderstorms well west of the area. hopping on 80 or 78, you will run into a few of those headed to the west, and front moves west to east slowly today. after midnight tonight, there's a better chance for more coverage of the showers and storms. today, steamy. the possibility of a popup shower or storm to the west, waiting for the front to push through. that's overnight tonight into your day on friday, and now the model guidance has it racing through the area tomorrow, which could be a blessing. if it pix up the pace, we don't have the storms sitting over spots, like we saw yesterday, and the problem is, saturday we introduced a new kind of weather wrinkle, and a stationary almost to this. you will see it sit there. saturday accident you're not dealing with as much heavy rain, but you have leftover showers. and your day today, 84 and a
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better bet for showers and stormses inland. that was the catastrophe its for the last few days. the southwest wind is keeping everyone, very, very humid. there's a high rip current risk for the south-facing beaches of long island. it's not the best beach day, but the rain risk is lower today than it will be tomorrow, possibly saturday as well. overnight tonight, that's when it gets busy, particularly after midnight. 73, and we will see a line of showers with embedded thunderstorms pushing through. and tomorrow, it's a busy day. 81 in the afternoon, that's good for folks particularly north and west with the front pushing through, and it's a busier day. the leftover showers are sticking around saturday into sunday, and then notice, a nice little warmup the first part of next week. hue marylandty does not change it that much, and then the heat is back in a major way, the first part of next week. >> we have leftover problems with the latest from meg. >> weather yesterday causing
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major issues for commuters. first in scotchplains, only the shoulder is open on route 22 eastbound from westfield road to harding road, due to emergency repairs from yesterday's flooding. now in manhattan, west 3rd street is closed from sullivan street to 6th avenue due to a water main break a live look in brooklyn. two lanes are blocked on the northbound bqe for construction, and delays are back to atlantic avenue, and also the inbound brooklyn bridge remains closed until 6:00 a.m., and better news for new jersey transit custers. normal service has been resumed on the gladstone branch with minor residual delays. chris and alex? >> meg, thank you. a fedup father confronts a store that allegedly sold his son a mind altering drug. >> it's k2, a form of synthetic
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marijuana, and it causes some to exhibit bizarre behavior. lou young. >> reporter: luis says his son, who we are obscuring here, becomes unhinged on the effects of k2. >> he is swinging around at thing in the air, and i came to the point i will not lose my son to something being sold on the street. >> reporter: he went to the source, the bodega where his son was buying it for $4 and $5 a bag. he begged him with tears in his eyes to stop selling it to him. he made an impression. >> reporter: you remember the father? >> yes. >> reporter: what did he say? >> he said his son was getting sick because of that, and i said that's it. i will stop selling it to your son. >> reporter: and eventually did stop selling k2, but bodegas here are selling it.
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>> i have passed my legislation, in the senate for the past 4 years, and unfortunately the assembly will not react. >> reporter: jeff kline is especially upset with the stores outside of the bronx psychiatric center. the mentally ill are succumbing to it in large numbers. luis hopes the state will make k2 illegal soon. there's another albany airing in january against k2. >> one patient at the bronx psychiatric center smoked 2k, found in rockland county. walking all the way apparently. parents in the cities public advocate have filed a lawsuit after multiple
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complaints to the d.o.e.. law requires all buses have the air-conditioning turned on when the temperature is over 70 degrees outside. >> part of this is mechanical, and part of it is unfortunately turning a blind eye. >> no kid should have to call 911 because their school bus is too hot. >> reporter: 86% of the buss have air-conditioning, and they are working to get all of them in compliance. >> the time now, 5:19, and in the next half an hour a new crackdown on drones. a picture is worth 1,000 words, but not when it comes to beyonce. the twist in the latest edition of vogue. >> a check on weather and traffic coming up next. and you can follow us to get the latest all morning long on facebook and twitter.
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follow us @cbsnewyork. good morning, welcome back. 5:22, and it's 78 degrees, and boy, you can see that, hazy, hot, and humid day coming on the horizon. right over to john elliott at 5:22. traffic and weather on the 2s, johnny. >> patchy fog and showers well to the west. big view for you. popping there in eastern p.a. the front is farther to the west, pushing through overnight tonight slowly into and through on friday, and so, yeah, we are concerned about the possibility of some flooding, due to the slow moving nature of the
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front, and then, it actually stalls a bit, into the weekend, and so, i know, weatherwatcher meryl wants to go to the beach on saturday. neither day will be a washout, but you're dealing with the possibility of the showers. it's not as pretty with the proximity of the front. the ditto of the mountains. numbers down, and you're on the fringe of seeing the shower. you're in better shape of the mountains closer to the coast. let's get you to the coast if that's where you're going. what's going on, meg? >> let's get you on your way. in scotchplains, new jersey, only the shoulder is open between westfield road and harding road, and that's because of emergency repairs. jackson avenue is closed in both directions at passaic because of a downed utility pole. police have set up a detour
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there, and the l.i.e. at marathon parkway, and just a reminder, alternate side parking is in effect citywide. in sports, talking about baseball here with the 3-game sweep over the twins, and the yankees begin a set over the indians tonight, and the tough loss last night in baltimore. wilmer flores going deep for his 12th home -- homer of the year. the orioles win it in the 9th. the o's earn the 2-game split. 5-4 the final last night, and in the bronx, greg burr with another 2-run homer in the 6th. this game is on to something. the yankees twin, and the bluejay's loss takes the lead to 2 games. with geno smith on the mend, the jets pick up matt flynn.
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he took a physical last week, signing a 1-year contract last week and will be insurance for ryan fitzpatrick as he learns the system and bears number 5. finally great seats, but you're behind enemy lines with the most intense rivalry in sports. a yankee fan, well, he's going to get a good shop. take the hat off, buddy. that was quick enough, got the foul ball. the hat good, hat not so good. >> yeah, okay. [ laughter ] >> he's done, but he's not stupid. >> in this morning's two talkers, emojis are taking over the u.s., but beeon cease much -- but beyonce's much-talked about cover shoot on vogue.
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there was no interview. the article is titled just b it explores how she has dominated the world with fashion, beauty, and much more. the issue is now on newsstands. what more could you want? there's a skyscraper being molded out of her body in australia. world domination, i think she achieved it. >> she's close. millions of us use emojis, but who uses them the most? swiftkey showed a map with the most used emojis, and new yorkers use the statue of liberty emoji the most, and new jersey the speaker influence, maybe it's bruce or bon jovi. people in hawaii love the surfer emoji and people in
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iowa, they love the corn cob, of course. you can hear wragge coming down the road, like is he passing us with that? . >> up next, the day's top stories. >> and -- >> double checking how the apps boost your brain power, and that's coming up on cbs 2 news
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it is 5:30, and it's 78- degrees on this thursday, august 20th. another steamy day on tap, but not so hot with the humidity still out there. traffic and weather coming up. first, police investigating robberies by two armed crooks posing as cops. plus this -- >> it's over there, and it's garbage. i have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: cars under water and businesses flooded out in new jersey. the cleanup underway this morning one day after storms dumped 4 inches of rain in a matter of hours. >> shaming customers into buying an upgrade? delta is trying to get you to
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spend more on your flights. >> good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm alex denis in for mary calvi this morning. we have been talking about this story all morning. >> meg is in for you this morning. >> what delta will do is shame you into the okay, well, you want that fare? yeah, your bags are not included, and your seat may not recline, no preferential treatment, and they make you want to pay more. >> are they shaming you or informing you? >> they call it purchase transparency. >> i see that side of the argument. people are always shocked by what is going on. at least delta is now telling them, and the other thing that gets my goat on united, there's priority seating. you buy priority seating own united, too. it's a big mob scene. that's not what it's about. it's orderly fashion. >> it's like cable television right now. it's unbundling.
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you can bundle this and that. it's almost like economy minus. delta, they did it in december. they started the five tier of service thing, and you want a cheap ticket because you're sick and tired of the outrageous airfares. >> i don't need a seat that reclines or peanuts, just get me where i'm going. >> it affects a lot of people. tweet us and let us know what your thoughts are. >> at 5:32, we are talking about the humidity here today, johnny. >> my concern, not to be a debi downer is tomorrow morning. if you got a flight in, just be mindful of that. it will linger during friday. very humid, you bet. clouds overhead, and more clouds all day long, and storms well to the west right now, and the front is pushing through the upper great lakes down into the ohio valley, through kentucky as well.
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84 feeling much warmer with the humidity, and it's another repeat. again, that's part of the equation, the atmosphere conducive to storms today, and it's moisture rich. when the front pushes through, the chance for localized flooding for friday. >> reporter: meg s the weather affecting the roads still? >> yes, it started yesterday and it's continuing today in scotchplains. only the shoulder is open on route 22 eastbound between westfield and harding road. andrea grymes is live on the scene and will update the scene in a moment on that in rutherford, jackson avenue is closed because of a downed utility pole. police set up a utility pole there. the george washington bridge is moving well across the span, and as a reminder, alternate- side rules in effect citywide today rules in effectty city wide. >> new this morning, police on staten island say a pair of criminals are pretending to be
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cops to steal from innocent victims. janelle burrell is live in new dorf to explain. janelle? >> reporter: chris, one of the incidents happened in the parking lot of this stop and shop supermarket, and just imagine, this woman was loading up her groceries into her car, and it was 9:30 at night when the two armed men came up to her, pretending to be police officers and then robbed her at gunpoint, and here is the sketch that police released of one of the men they are looking for this morning, and again they said they are armed with guns, using walkie talkies, posing as police, leaving the then? a white chevy malibu. it was captured on video. the first incident was around 2:00 a.m. on sunday, july 12th where police say two men were walking to the corner store when the suspects followed them, flashed their guns, and ordered them up against the wall and robbed them of $300. later that night, police say
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the men approached a woman here on highland boulevard in the stop and shop parking lot and stole her purse. a third incident happening on august 7th when they robbed a teenager. police have a sketch of one of the suspects and the surveillance video of the white chevy malibu. they are hoping to catch the men before they are able to prey on any other victims. anyone with information should contact the nypd. from the newdorf section of staten island, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. a shooting late last night leaving four wounded and three dead. no word on the motive. andrea grymes is live from scotchplains with more on
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flooding that happened yesterday. andrea? >> reporter: good morning, alex. only the shoulder is getting by here route 22 westbound between westfield and harding roads, and it's because of the emergency repairs for the flooding from yesterday, and let's show you video. the freak storm was over union county, new jersey, for hours, leaving up to 4 inches of rain behind, and many drivers got caught up in the flooding here on route 22 and actually had to abandon their cars. they were not alone. homes and businesses were also flooded, including several auto body shops where cars were destroyed. for people on the road at the time, it was scary for many of them. one driver we spoke to got out just in time. >> i have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: describe it. >> like hurricane floyd like 15 years ago. it was like a 12-hour period, and this was a 2-hour period it came down so quick. >> reporter: and back out here live, again, eastbound route 22
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in scotchplains, and the road is closed. only the shoulder getting by as they work on the repair work. no word when it will be finished. something to keep in mind if your route takes you through here for the morning commute. andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> a major mess near nyu after a contractor broke a 12-inch water main last night. the intersection of mcdougall was flooded out. two nyu buildings and a residential building had flooded basements and nyu building was without water. in long island city, a 56- year-old woman was approached by a man who called out to her and then threw an unknown substance in her face. the victim was taken to the medical center third degree burns and it was near the corner of 33rd and 43rd avenue shortly after 6:00 last night. this morning, police on
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both sides of the canadian border are looking for a brooklyn couple after a bizarre incident that saw their child rescued from a hotel safe. the family was staying on the canadian side of niagara falls, and they alerted hotel staff their infant was lock in the hotel safe. the maintenance worker freed the child and the parents took off. a bronx woman is charged with starving her uncle to death in a horrific case of abuse. the 22-year-old lived with her autistic uncle, 42-year-old james thompson in the bronx. medical records show in 2010 thompson weighed 145 pounds. at the time of his death in 2012, he weighed just 70 pounds and had two broken bones. >> she is a home health care provider, and he's trained in getting people a hospital to
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receive medical care, and mr. thompson was never brought to a hospital to be treated for the medical injuries. >> and prosecutors said norman kept the majority of her uncle's social security money for herself. a blind man is in serious condition after being hit by a train in brooklyn, and witnesses said the man accidently stepped off a platform at the church avenue station and fell on to the tracks yesterday and the mta then says he was struck by a northbound g train, and he's being treated at lutheran medical center. new york city will have 4500 half day pre-k slots. the city started to accept the applications on may 1st. full day applications were due last year. the time now is 5:39. a plea deal for the former face of subway restaurants. find out who else wants to sever their ties with him.
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anth'somhi ev mbrhe..st c ueranm,ri tew ba ithhoe! time now for traffic and weather on the 2s. over to you, john. >> reporter: the humidity will be a key player again today. you're feeling it out the door. the ac is going. and yesterday, rita, our own beloved rita her air- conditioning just went out. we are having a wave of ac problems, and it's another ac problem kind of day this is another muggy observation. the sun is not rising as early, first sign summer is ending. coming up at 6:11 today. sharing that sentiment, bob leszczak. two-thirds of summer done, and
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summer is going to quickly. i share that. i just lovesome. -- just love summer. it it will be humid all day today, and that's one of the reasons we are concerned about the heavy rain. pockets of today, tonight, and widespread tomorrow. look at that, doesn't it look ominous? it's like a dark, gray curtain dropping in on the city. there will be more clouds today than we saw yesterday. 78, and winds out of the south at 9. a few more numbers for you. 66 in monroe, and one of the cooler readings. folk in the low to mid--- folks in the low to mid-70s. nowhere near the record, but it feels like the 90s with the high dew points. the sun is setting at 7:47, and not a bad plan, but an earlier
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sunset time. the uv forecast is out there, reflecting the calendar and the amount of sun you're going to see. pollen high, a break with the anticipated rain, and then it will creep back up saturday into sunday as well. creeping our way, isolated showers and storms. they are slow movers, too. faster than the storm moved yesterday. there's the front there, and the problem s you can get a sense of that. here's the front, and then the counterclockwide rotation around the low, and it will just push through, and then, yeah, it will sit and spin a bit for your saturday into sunday, and one of the models takes it right out, but the others keep it close by. that's why we are leaving a chance for the showers and thunderstorm on saturday and sunday. the busiest period into friday. bare that in mind as you make your plans. what do you need to plan on this morning? what's going on, meg? >> a few new issues, first in new rochelle, an accident
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blocking the new england freeway at north avenue, and delays are back to boston road, and now in scotchplains, new jersey, only the shoulder is open, eastbound between west field road and harding rode, due to emergency repairs for yesterday's flooding, and the new jersey transit troubles, there's 30 minute delays on both directions of the gladstone branch, and new jersey transit buss will cross honor tickets, and alternate- side parking rules in effect citywide. >> meg, thank you. an update on the plea agreement that will send jared fogle to jail on child sex charges. his wife says she is now seeking a divorce. have been married since 2010 and have two children together. fogle didn't comment when he left federal court in indianapolis, agreeing to the federal plea that could send him to prison for 5 to 10 years. he admitted to paying for sex with minors and possessing child pornography.
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>> jared fogle expects to go to prison. he will do his time. >> he admitted he repeatedly traveled from indiana to new york to engage in commercial sex acts with victim he knew to be children. >> as part of the plea deal, he will pay 14 minor victims $100,000 each and register as a sex offender. >> tennessee tourist who took a selfie on the brooklyn bridge will be extradited to new york today to face charges, and 21- year-old david karmauch was arrested at his home. he was standing on the side railing in june when he snapped the picture. he says no one tried to stop him from climbing the bridge, and he didn't know it was forbidden. new information on the massive fire in larchmont. an employee is facing arson charge. the shed and several pieces of heavy equipment were destroyed
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no word on the motive yet. now to campaign 2016, donald trump is the only leading the gop presidential side, but he's showing a strong gap over the democratic side. he is leading over hillary clinton. oscar pistorius will not be released from prison now. the justice department says the case has to be reviewed again because he was approved to be move to house arrest too early. the double amputee known as the played runner was due to be moved to house arrest tomorrow, serving just 10 months of his 5- year sentence for killing his girlfriend in 2013. shannon dougherty has revealed she is battling breast cancer. she filed a lawsuit over her lapse in health insurance saying her managers failed to
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pay her premiums and she didn't go to the doctor until she had cancer again, causing a delay in diagnosing the disease, and now she needs advanced treatment including chemotherapy and a possible mastectomy. audi has revealed a new suv and backlash over one airline's ticket selling techniques. falling oil prices are taking a toll on some companies, and the dow fell 162 points and the nasdaq down 40. audi will have a new electric suv, travel 310 miles before needing to be recharged, and the car will begin construction in 2018. analysts are already saying it will outperform tesla who is rolling out a new model suv in coming weeks.
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target appears to be inning back it's reputation by offering more cheap and chic options. they recently added more mannequin, restyled jeans, and has a new plaid collection. some say delta is shaming travelers into upgrading their seats. the new basic economy ticket is being called economy minus. there's no seat assignment until after checkin, and the seat cannot be changed, and they will be the last to board. chris and mary, we know what that means, there could be no room left in the overhead bin. >> they will be lucky if there's room left on the plane. >> thank you, jill. >> on the wing for you. >> hang on. boosting your brain, three exercises that will keep you sharp, focused, and mentally fit. >> but first, otis livingston with this sports update. >> greg bird with his first two major league homers.
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the mets lost to the orioles on the walkoff home run, and the mets have the night off, and the yankees begin the 4-game
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series with the indians. good morning. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. it's now 5:52. this is a firenado in boise. the look is that of a tornado, and the fire is down with ash.
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and john elliott, traffic and weather on the 2s, and tell me, we have unsettled weather, but thankfully nothing like this. >> you think of tornadoes, and it's normally from the heavens down below. that's nearly a function of lift and wind this is interesting. finally a little break in the clouds, and the air quality is good today. i know it's soupy, but those numbers are good. at the pool, tropical, less sun, could see a shower or storm to the west. wetter inland, and there's a dangerous rip current risk, going to the beach today. again, not the prettiest day, but much of the rain will be west day. the front into today, and much of the nature dry to the west. we will see cooler air around the lakes, and we don't see much in the way of cooling. 81 tomorrow, and it will feel warm with the showers in the mix, and some folks interested in danny. danny the interesting storm has not strengthened much as all. it has not reached hurricane
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strength yet, and it has slowed down a bit now. moving west at 10 miles an hour. we will watch that. hopefully you're moving faster than 10 miles an hour. what's going on, meg? >> first, new rochelle with the accident blocking the northbound new england freeway at north avenue, and delays are back to boston road, and now look at scotch plains, new jersey, eastbound to westfield road and harding road, due to emergency repairs for yesterday's flooding, and now the new jersey transit troubles, 30 minute delays in both directions on the gladstone branch, due to signal problems for the earlier downed lines, and new jersey transit will cross honor the tickets, and chris? >> thank you, meg, so much. working longer hours could improve your bottom line, but it may be dangerous to your health. a new report looked at 25 stud disof 600, 600 -- 25 studies of
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600,000 people found that the risk of heart attack and stroke road by over 30%. it may be a good time for kids to give their brains a boost. the training apps promise to keep your brain fit. >> reporter: some games are designed to improve focus, and others work on the quick problem solving or multitasking, and the better you get, the harder the games become. lumoci it ty is free. a premium subscription is 14.95 a month. and this compares name recall and listening and reading comprehension. extra features mean signing up for the premium membership. and we want you to achieve a happier state of mind, working on stress, empathy, and self- confidence, and you guessed it,
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the app is free with the premium option. >> the market for brain training apps is $1 billion now, and in the next 5 years it will reach $6 billion. >> $14 a month? >> that's a lot. that seems like a lot. >> that's just to compare scores. you do it for free, but if you're competitive. >> i will do that. >> you're already passing because you can remember all three. >> tesla, no, that's the audi story! >> that's the other part of his story now. the time now, 5:56. coming up, breaking the law behind the wheel. cameras appear to catch a postal worker using his cell phone while driving his tractor trailer. police make an arrest in connection with the topless painted women in times square. we begin right after the break.
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6:00on this thursday, august 20th. another nice summer day we hope, eventually rolling into the area, but for now, we have unsettled weather. that's wishful thinking. i'm alex denis in for mary calvi. >> and meg baker and john are standing by for weather and traffic on the 2s, but first, top stories. >> two men are showing themselves as police officers, and then they are attacking their victims. more on the vehicle police are looking for coming up. 200 active duty soldiers are expected to provide relief for the crews struggling to provide relief for people in southern state. the fires are among dozens still burning. >> he was just looking into his phone, as if he just was
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looking at a video or something. >> so video this morning of a u.s. postal worker driving a tractor trailer while appearing to use his cell phone behind the wheel. another driver recorded him, and you can see him intently staring at his phone in queens. regal theaters around the country will now be checking bags before you can enter the movie. a passenger was shooting video of this runway for his wife because flight was being held due to weather, and then a sudden. [music] >> whoooo! >> yeah, this mom in austin is going viral for doing whatever pains. whatever you have to do to get that baby out. >> i have been there!
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i wish i would have done that! that would have helped move things along. >> the nurse is in the background like epidural? >> she's like whatever works! always the best dancer in our studio, john elliott. >> i hope she is counting the steps on her fitbit there. get those steps up. never stop moving! i will tell you what is moving this front. it's pushing through overnight tonight, and we are concerned about the localized flooding, and the painful lesson we learned, when a storm sits, then you can can species it out of the system. there's the possibility for a little bit of that tonight into tomorrow, and it's mostly cloudy and 78 right now, and the storms well out of our area. the city. westchester long island, you're dry today, and it's very, very humid. the popup storms likely into the west. we will see a better chance of rain with the locally heavy
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rain, and 84, feeling like 90 with the humidity, and all right, 6:03, getting busy on this monday morning. >> that's right, john. a few incidents to report. one lane on the westbound cross bronx at alexander hamilton bridge. the northbound bqe is very heavy, and that's due toe an earlier construction at cadman plaza. new jersey transit troubles, 30 minute delay in both directions on the gladstone branch. new jersey transit will cross honor your tickets. chris and alex? >> pair of criminals pretending to be cops stealing from innocent victims. they pulled off the scheme three times this summer, and janelle burrell is live to explain for us. >> reporter: chris, police say
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the men are certainly brazen, armed with guns and walkie talkies as well. posing as police and then robbing them. one of the incidenting happening in this parking lot of the stop and shop. the woman was loading her groceries when the men came up to her and stole her purse. this is one of the suspects who police are looking for this morning, seen leaving the scenes of the crime, and the white chevy malibu was captured on surveillance video. the first incident was around 2:00 a.m. on sunday, july st., and two men were walking to the corner store when the suspects followed them, flashed their guns and ordered the men up against the wall and robbed them of $300. later that night around 9:30 when one of the suspects robbed the woman here in the stop and shop parking lot, the other posed as good samaritan looking to help the woman and then allowing both men to get away. and then the men teamed up a third time, august 7 when the
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they robbed a teenager. so far all police have is the sketch and the video of the heavy malibu. they are asking anyone who may recognize the suspects or that vehicle to give the nypd a call. reporting live this morning from the newdorf section of staten island, janelle -- new dorp section of staten island,janelle burrell. three firefighters have been killed in a wild fire north of seattle. the firefighters were trapped after the winds shifted. four more are injured, and the weather is not helping the fight. temperatures are expected to be over 90 degrees with dry conditions through tomorrow. new this morning, firefighters say they have a three-alarm fire under control in brooklyn that started around 2:00 this morning at east williamsburg. the fire came from a storage facility and a gas station near the bqe.
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there's no word on what started the fire. cleanup underway after a powerful thunderstorm drenched new jersey. andrea grymes has more from scotch plains, andrea? >> reporter: chris, we are on route 22 here in scotchplains, and only the shoulder is getting by, eastbound, as you can see behind me, and emergency repairs are being made to the roadway. the shoulder getting by by west field and harding roads, and this is not the only area. we just got word that park avenue and the wash avenue overpass the light is also out, and it will impact the traffic headed to 78, and all of this is the result of the flooding from yesterday, and let's show you the video this freak storm was over union county, new jersey, and it was for hours, leaving up to 4 inches of rain behind, and many drivers got caught up in the flooding on route 22 and had to abandon their cars, and they were not alone. homes and businesses were also flooded, including several auto
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body shops where cars were destroyed. take a listen. >> my honda is garbage. we just came in from an oil change and left it overnight. >> reporter: back out here live, where we are on eastbound route 22, no word on how long the work is about to take or should take i should say. we just got word they are waiting for an asphalt delivery to repave the road. expect it to at least last through the morning commute. reporting live this morning in scotchplains, new jersey, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. a man who manages some of the nearly naked painted ladies in times square has been arrested but not in connection with the topless women. police say 25-year-old chris avalari was picked up on an outstanding drug warrant. yesterday mayor de blasio decided to form a task force to
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look at how to remove the painted ladies, and the governor also said the ladies must go. parents have filed a suit after multiple complaints to the bus company. city code requires all school buss have air-conditioning turned on when it's over 70 degrees outside, but not every bus is up to code. >> part of this is mechanical, and unfortunately part of this just turning a blind eye. >> no kid should have to call 911 because their school bus is too hot. >> reporter: 86 percent of the buss have air-conditioning, and they are working to get them all in compliance. scott stringer is looking for more than 1,000 workers, collectively owed millions of dollars in unclaimed wages, and the money is from contractors who failed to pay the prevailing page over 10 years and the workers are each due an
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average of $3,500, and some are owed much more. his office is spreading the word throughout the city. a risky right caught on camera during rush hour. >> this guy is texting while driving a truck. concerned commuter tells us what he hopes will happen, and now that's a cbs 2 exclusive. sneaking up on an innocent woman in the middle of church? terrifying new video shows what
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happened next. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. time for traffic and weather on the 2s, and john, we see a bit of sun peeping through. is that a glimmer of hope? >> not really. it's trying to get through, and sun is up at 6:11 as promised. it's 6:12. there's definitely going to be more clouds than sun today. parts of the area seeing a hazy sun mid-morning before we see the clouds take over. mid-70s dominating the map. 72 for the jersey shore, but it's the comments i find interesting. stacey ferrara has crazy humid already. absolutely! cher circumstances not a huge fan of this weather. she has 72 in little falls and this comment. i can't wait for my clothes to stick to my body all day said
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no one ever. see if you work through that, that's a very funny line, and yeah, it's going be humid, sticky, and uncomfortable even though the numbers are not going to be out of whack. you're looking at the high dew points, and the clothes are going to stick to your body all day. thank you, mr. simmons. relative humidity at 81%. middletown, 70. 73 for lakewood, 74 for quogue around the hamptons, and what we did was collected and saved a 4-hour radar loop, and it's over a 4-hour period, and that's a sense of motion. the problem is, there was not much motion with the storm. look at how little it moved over the 4-hour period, and then again, even in good drainage areas, that's too much rain, and yeah, andrea sharing
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the pictures of what resulted. storms already starting to develop. training rain right there with the cell. that's always a concern, too, as they ride along, and we will see this play out tonight, and that's into the first part of your day tomorrow. here's what we mean. futurecast today, not really bullish on the storms this afternoon, and some popup ones are possible. the caveat, any individual tomorrow could give you the brief, heavy rain, and here comes the front after midnight, and that's when you are going to see the training rain, and that's heavy rain in the same area, and watch how it will take its time into the morning hours. this time tomorrow morning, busy in the city through westchester, putnam, and dutchess county and the jersey shore as well. in the afternoon, trying to get out to have fun on the island, and you're riding with storms, saturday, still a wild card. going leave the chance of a shower or storm in the forecast with that front nearby, and then you're going to see a leftover one kicking around on sunday as well.
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let's get you kicking and ready to go. here's meg. it's become a busy morning out there. one lane on the westbound cross bronx at the alexander hamilton bridge. delays back to webster avenue. let's look at staten island. three westbound lanes are closed on the staten island expressway between slosan avenue and victory boulevard. we do have new jersey transit troubles still ongoing. 30 minute delays in both directions on the gladstone branch due to signal problems, caused from earlier downed wires. alex? >> meg, thank you. now a cbs 2 exclusive. a postal worker caught on video apparently staring down at his smart phone while driving a large truck. valerie castro spoke to the man who recorded the video. >> this guy is texting and driving a truck! >> reporter: this is what a driver saw during rush hour traffic on monday morning on
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the northbound van wyck expressway in jamaica, queens. >> it doesn't even appear he has his head up. >> reporter: the driver didn't want to show his face but says the man driving this tractor trailer needs a wakeup call. >> he was just looking into his phone as if he just was looking at a video or something. >> reporter: in the video you can see the driver staring intently at his phone. the man knows he couldn't have used his own phone to record the incident, but he couldn't let the dangerous driver pass him by. >> it's not like he was driving a honda. he was driving a 53-foot trailer, and even at 30 miles an hour, a smaller car will be crushed. >> reporter: a spokesperson with the u.s. postal service said "drivers of postal vehicles ared" to follow the traffic laws with noceps. safe driving is a requirement
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this video appears to show unacceptable conduct." this man does not want the driver to lose his job, he just hopes it leads to more driver training. a spokesperson did not say if the driver has been rep remanded or identified at this point, but said the incident is under investigation. valerie castro, cbs 2 news. a west virginia man is facing charges for allegedly calling in a phoney threat to blow up the statue of liberty. jason smith identified himself as a terrorist and threatened to blow up liberty island. more than 3,000 people were evacuated as a result of the hoax. if convicted, he is facing up to 5 years in prison. so far no claim of responsibility for a car bomb attack in cairo, egypt, that happened near a national security building and courthouse. at least six police officers were wounded, and witnesses said the force of the blast was
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so strong and loud, it could be heard all across the egyptian capital. a report by the associated press revealed a side die under the agreement iran will would be allowed to use its own expercents to inspect the sites used to fuel nuclear weapons. angry crowds have filled the streets of st. louis after a deadly police shooting. police made nine arrests yesterday and used tear gas when people threw rocks and bottles and refused to clear the streets. police say an 18-year-old was killed when he pointed a gun at police officers.
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good morning. it's bright out there. no sun is sight at least not now. it's thursday, august 20th. 78degrees, and it's hazy, hot, and humid out there. traffic and weather on the 2s, can we expect any sign of good weather today? >> i tell you what, it's going to be sticky, and then you have into tomorrow, and it doesn't really break. humidity will stick around. yesterday afternoon, the big storms, and i want to remind you, we have the crawls on the bottom of the screen, and 880 on your a.m. dial. always good sources, and getting ready for my big gig on cbs fm. >> you're on there? >> i am on there as well.
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we celebrate the dial, and numbers are not that much above normal. feeling that way with all the humidity. we are waiting and watching. individual storms well west of the area, and that front is pushing through on friday, and a slow mover, and yeah, that's why we are concerned about the storms riding along the front after midnight tonight through the first part of friday could lead to localized flooding. for the beach, you have to leave the rain chance in saturday into sunday, and air temperature numbers are down this weekend as opposed to last weekend. looking better for the mountains on saturday, unsettled on sunday. >> friday i can handle, but i don't believe we will have the clouds. >> the model runs this morning, backing away from the rain on sunday. >> are they the european models? >> yes. >> they give you trouble, don't they? we have troubles on the rails, and new jersey transit, service suspended in both directions on the valley line from spring valley to hoboken
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due to a car hitting a train. we have 30 minute delays on the gladstone branch because of downed wires. new jersey transit buss will cross honor for both buses. one lane the westbound cross bronx at the alexander hamilton bridge. the delays back to sheraton expressway. just a reminder cbs 2 news in effect. there's new video of an elderly woman being attacked at a church. the 76-year-old walked into a parish at omaha, nebraska. she is seen being punched and knocked to the ground. one attacker was arrested yesterday, and the other remains at large. severe weather putting on a light show, and look at how this plane has been hit by lightning, and it was shooting the runway with the cell phone on tuesday as his plane was being held on the runway. he wanted to send video of the storm to his wife. he didn't even realize the
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plane was hit until he watched the video later on. >> she probably received that, and she was like, okay. a possibly genetic break through that could help people lose weight. scientists at m.i.t. and harvard university say there's a faulty version of the gene that causes energy from food to be stored as fat rather than actuallily burned. the genetic problem could be fixed in mice and human cells, and hopefully that means scientists can figure out how to create a treatment. >> harvard and m.i.t. study? i'm believing those guys! now to your sports update. >> good morning, everyone. after the 3-game sweep over the twins, the yankees begin the
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set over the indian. the orioles tie it up in the 7th and win it in the 9th. henry his first major league homer, and the o's win the split. greg bird with his first major league home run in the 4th inning, and he thought it was so nice, he did it twice. that was the difference maker and the yankees win it 4-3, and the bluejays' loss makes the yankee lead to 2 games. i'm otis livingston and that's your sports update. time for today's two talkers, the daughter of an nfl player who has been fighting cancer will be on the cover of a wheaties box. >> she was given a 50/50 chance of survival, but she has made a great recovery, and leah's scan last month came back negative. devin still proudly posted the picture of her on instagram on
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the cereal box yesterday. >> they have forged such a great role over the last year or so. so good to see her doing good. more summer heart break in hollywood. megan fox and brian austin- green. the couple has split after being together for 11 years and married for 5. the pair has been separated for months. the couple has two sons, both under the age of 3. they are joining the other high profile breakups recently including ben and jen, and gavin and gwen. and that was miranda and blake. stay together summer! >> or not! what happened to lover concurring all? >> up next, the day's top stories. police are accused of robbing people on staten island at gunpoint. the police are asking for your
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help in tracking them down. a live report coming up. and he thought he was outsmarting the e-zpass scam but instead threw away a legitimate letter. how to know you're not making
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good morning. it's 6:30, 75 degrees on this august 20th. another steamy day on tap. will it be as humid? we will find out coming up. two armed crooks posing as cops. >> my honda is over there. it's garbage. i have never seen this before. >> and cars under water s in new jersey, the cleanup underway this morning, 1 day after the storms dumped 4 inches of rain in just hours. >> how you take a ride under the sea in battery park. the new carousel that is opening today. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and alex denis is here for mary calvi who got a few well- deserved days off. >> and then there's meg and johnny.
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>> it's more than just a ride. the sea wall protects the park. i just love battery park. >> it's stunning! >> it will be revitalizing the battery. 3 minute ride for $5. that's a pretty good deal. >> that pitch. 9.5feet by 13 feet. that's big todo. it took 10 years and $16 million. >> i ran past it yesterday, and it looks gorgeous, but if you have multiple kids and they want to go again and again mom? >> that's 50 bucks. all the others are 3 buck the, and they don't do those things, they just go around. some would say that is it is a big deal. get out there and tweet us picture. >> go to the table green cafe. here's the deal. today is not that busy in the city weatherwise, just muggy
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and sticky and gray. it's tomorrow and that is when you're riding the carousel that you may have drops as well. winds are calm, and relative humidity, 80%. residual problems for the flooding rains yesterday west, and well to the west, there's a front and that is slowing pushing through into your friday, and this time tomorrow morning, we could see rain in the city with the organized line of showers and storms, and 84 today, and it will feel warmer with the the high dew points, so plan on it. >> how are the roads looking, mary? >> i wish i had better news than the weather, but incidents out there are causing major delays, the westbound on the westbound cross hamilton, but we have heavy delays past the bronx river parkway. service is suspended in both directions on the line between spring valley and hoboken due
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to a train hitting the car near the westwood station, and we have 30 minute delays due to signal problems, and the cause is earlier downed wires, and new jersey transit will cross honor both branches, and if you're head to the airport, all is on or close at jfk, laguardia, and newark liberty. chris and alex,. >> thank you. cleanup and road repairs are underway in new jersey after a powerful thunderstorm leads to serious flooding, and andrea grymes has more from scotch plains. >> reporter: the crews have been on the seen for hours, and only the shoulder is getting by between westfield and harding roads here in scotch plains as the emergency repairs continue, and all of this because of the incredible flooding from yesterday, and look at this video a freak storm over union county, new jersey, yesterday,
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leaving up to 4 inches behind. many drivers got caught up on the flooding and they had to abandon their homes. they were not alone. several homes and businesses were flooded, including the auto body shops where cars were destroyed. one driver we spoke with got out just in time. >> i have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: describe it it's like hurricane floyd, like 15 years ago, and it was like a 12 hour period, and this was like a 2-hour period, coming down so quick. >> and back out here live, as you can see, the shoulder, just getting by eastbound, and this is new york city bound traffic this morning, and no word when the repairs will be complete, but there is another issue in this area, and that's the light out at park avenue in the park avenue overcast that will affect people headed to 78th, and a few things to keep in mind if you're traveling through here this morning. in scotch plains, new jersey, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news.
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police on staten island say a pair of criminals are pretending to be cops to steal from innocent victims, and they pulled off the scheme three times this summer. janelle burrell is live in new dorp to explain. >> reporter: the two suspects are armed and brazen. one of the incidents happening here in the parking lot of this stop & shop grocery store. they robbed a woman as she was leading her groceries into her car. we want to show you a skip of one of the suspects who police are looking for this morning, and they said the men used guns and walkie talkies to talk as they were leaving the scene. the first incident was 2:00 a.m. on sunday, july 12th. men were walking to a corner store when the suspects followed them, flashed their guns, ordered the min -- the
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men up against the wall and robbed them of $300. later that night they approached a woman here on the high lag boulevard -- highland boulevard parking lot, and they stole from her in this parking lot. all police have is the sketch of one of the suspects and surveillance video of the white chevy malibu. they want anyone who saw that man in the video to contact the nypd. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. police in queens are investigating an attack on a woman who used a chemical. a 56-year-old woman was approached by a man who called out to her and then threw an unknown substance in her face, and the victim was taken to the the medical center with third degree burns.
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it was near 43rd street and 34th avenue. that was last night. police are looking far brooklyn couple after a bizarre incident that saw their child rescued from a hotel safe. they were staying at the howard johnson hotel on the canadian side of niagara falls. a maintenance worker unlocked the safe, and they took off before the police could get there. a bronx woman is charged with starving her uncle to death in a horrific case of abuse. niesha is licensed to be a home health care aid, and she lived with her uncle in the bronx, and in 2010 thompson weighed 145 pounds, but at the time of his death he weighed just 70 pounds, and he had two broken bones. >> this woman is trained in providing medical care or
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getting people to the hospital to receive medical care, and mr. thompson was never brought to the hospital to be treated for his medical injuries. >> prosecutors said she kept the majority of his social security money for herself. a plea deal for the former face of subway restaurants. details on jared fogle's sick scheme with minors. this is no scam. details on legit letter from the port authority to collect money for your e-zpass. every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were a gd fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special. it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today. your coffee, your dunkin'.
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a live look outside on this thursday, the 20th of august,
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and johnny, we have not gotten to you yet, but what's moving in there? clouds? fog? >> yes and yes. >> we will have more on traffic and weather on the the 2s in a minute, but first. [music] that's robin thicke with his new single "back together "on james corden last night, but he didn't talk about his split with his wife, paula patton. >> the first time he has not talked about that thing. paula probably called him and said would you shut up already? we are not together. >> is it a hit? a big song? we could see. he's had a tough couple of months. all the moisture at the surface. the temperature for the dew point. >> if you look outside.
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>> tis moisture moving in! >> thank you! i know i speak in poetic terms, but we have seen the moisture. 78 is the reading in the city with the sun trying to break through. you can get a sense of that and the canopy of gray on the screen, and overall, it's a more cloudy day today. 78 with relative humidity at 80%. the pair of 7s for jfk. the flight travel, you're okay. tomorrow morning, you may see a few headaches as far as taking off with the line of showers pushing through. 74 in white plains in the hamptons. and edison down to belmar, 7, and dew points, that's what is causing all the problems and the discomfort. 72. the dew point hitting 60 and feeling humid.
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72, just plain soupy, and we are humid today, tomorrow, and into saturday as well. even though the front pushes through, there's not a lot of humidity around where we should be temperaturewise today, sun is setting at 7:47. relief from the pollen tomorrow, but it will bounceback, and you're dealing with it saturday into sunday, and here's the front off to the north and west, and it is going to push through during the day and that is tomorrow it will start to roll in tonight that is why we are concerned about the possibility of localized flooding, and then we will leave the chance of the showers in the forecast for saturday and sunday. what's going on meg? service is suspended on the paskak valley line because a car hit the train. the gladstone branch has signal
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problems caused from earlier downed wires. they will cross honor tickets for both branches and the gw bridge, 10 minute delays tunnel. a reminder, alternate-side citywide. >> meg, thank you. there's confusion over the port authority effort to collect money from the toll violators, and drivers wonder if the letters asking for payment are a scam. tony aiello explains. at first. >> reporter: anthony got this letter demanding $58, and he was skeptical. >> it didn't look official at all. >> reporter: he's not alone, dozens have posted on facebook about the letters, and many think it's a scam. >> if i received one of those letters, i would have definitely thought it was a scam, especially in this day and age, there's so much going on. >> reporter: mike riley says a
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scam made the news this week o. official looking e-mails trying to trick you into downloading a virus. he's retired cop and did detective work. >> it's not really a scam. >> reporter: in deed, the demand for payment from alliance one from washington state is legitimate. the port authority hired alliance one earlier this year to try to collect millions of dollars from thousands of people. the letters do not specify when and where the toll violations took place, adding to confusion and doubt, but a port authority official says any letter with this phone number 1-866-897- 5349 is a legitimate attempt to collect. doubtful drivers should call for more information. now an update to the jarrod fogle case. his wife is now seeking an divorce. they have been married since
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2010, and they have two children together. fogle could go to prison for 5- 12 years. he has admitted to paying for sex with minors and possessing child pornography. >> jared fogle expects to go to prison. had -- he will do his time. >> he repeatedly traveled from indiana to new york to pay for sex acts with people he knew to be minor children. a tennessee tourist who took a selfie on the brooklyn bridge will be extradited today to face charges. david karmauch climbed the bridge and used a selfie stick to snap the photo in june. he's been charged with wreckless endangerment, and he said no one tried to stop him, and he didn't know it was forbidden.
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new information on the large fire in larchmont. the fire destroyed a salt shed on tuesday. an electrician is facing arson charges. no one was hurt. no word on the motive. now to campaign 2016. donald trump is not only leading the presidential field in the polls, he's showing signs of strength as a general election candidate. he closed the gap with hillary clinton to just 6 points, and clinton has been losing ground to bernie sanders. jimmy carter will discuss his cancer diagnosis with reporters. doctors found the cancer spread through his body. the discovery was made after the 90-year-old underwent surgery to remove a mass from his liver. shannon dougherty revealed she is now battling breast cancer. the actress filed a lawsuit yesterday against her former
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business managers over a lapse in her health insurance. dougherty claims they failed to pay her premium. she didn't go to the doctor until she had insurance again, causing a delay had her diagnosis, and the suit says now she will need advanced treatment including a possible mastectomy and chemotherapy. a new attraction opening in manhattan after years of building. when you can finally take the dive and hop on the seaglass carousel. >> but first, otis livingston with your sport update. the yankees beat the twins 4-3, and greg bird with his first two major league homers. the mets lost to the orioles on the walkoff home run and the mets have the night off, and the yankees begin the 4-game
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series against the indians. welcome back. time for weather and traffic on the2s. >> hello, sunshine. we are trying to break through. i love to see that. very interesting texture to the clouds overhead. plan on more clouds during the course of the day today with occasional breaks. in the city today, you're looking at 83 at lunchtime. 84 for the high, but it feels warmer with the dew points if you're sneaking away and going to the beach today, please be mindful of this. watch the kids and the ones you love, and take care of yourself, too, high rip current risk for the south-facing
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beaches and also moderate rip current risk for the jersey shore as well. now to meg. >> thank you, john. busy morning, the new jersey transit troubles, service suspended in both directions here between spring valley and hoboken due to a train hitting a car near the westwood station, and 30 minute delays in both directions on the gladstone branch, and new jersey transit buses will cross honor both branches, and now a live look at the gw bridge inbound. a live look at all three crossings, and there's one lane under the apartments. heavy delays back to the bruckner interchange, and alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. a stunning new take on the new carousel. under-the-sea fantasy rides with constantly changing fish and music. >> first time we went on it she said again, again!
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>> what was your favorite part? we went up and down. >> the $16 million attraction has been in the works for 10 years, funded with half private, half public funds, and the rides are $5 for 3 minutes. the carousel will be open from 1:00 to midnight, and after today 10 to 10 daily. >> the same gentleman who designed that was in charge of the winter olympics opening ceremony. now we have a preview with charlie and gayle. >> we are in washington state where three firefighters have died battling a fast-moving fire, and three towns were evacuated overnight. john oliver is taking on televangelists by joining them. 1 year after the ice bucket challenge, what could be a major break through in the fight against als. patrick stewart is in studio 357.
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the news is back in -- studio 57. the news is back in the morning. what you need to know before
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you go next. here's what you need to
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know before you go. police are looking far pair of thieves on staten island who they said are posing as cops this is a sketch of one of the suspects. the men would identify themselves as police even showing a gun and robbing the victims. the men have struck at least three times. three firefighters have died in washington battling the wild fires. officials urged several people in three tourist towns to evacuate. yesterday flooding was bad on route 22 in scotch plains. a portion of the roadway buckled with the major intersection, and cars ended up submerged. today a court appearance were wes spurel.
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he tried to rape ana chare. service suspended in both directions here between spring valley and hoboken because a car hit a train. john? >> we will see humid conditions today, and we are going to see storms overnight tonight, and a busier friday this time tomorrow, likely dealing with heavier rain for the city. pop up storm possible. the weekend unsettled, but it starts to improve. >> john, thank you so much. another check of weather and traffic in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching, i'm alex denis.

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