tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC December 8, 2015 6:00am-7:00am EST
hear how a craigslist scam may have sparked the deadly shooting. >> falling bricks come crashing down on the street on the upper east side. this morning a busy stretch of 1st avenue shut down. we're live with new details on a cab driver's close call. >> and the new political firestorm for republican presidential candidate donald trump after he said that he wants to ban all muslims from coming into the u.s. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. today is tuesday december 8th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we take a look from our camera around time square. we see the new york life building, the empire state building and all the way down to 1 world trade and beyond, all the way down to staten island. great visibility, 41 degrees. 45 is our normal high temperature for this time of the year. we are close to that already to start the day. it's going to be a warmer day than our usual seasonal temperatures. 42 by 7:00, sunny breaks by
which is above normal for this time of the year. it only gets warmer as we go to the end of the week and the weekend. we'll talk about that next in your accuweather seven-day forecast. heather o'rourke is looking at your commute. >> we're going to talk about the g trains. we have some police activity at nassau avenue. you can expect delays both directions if you normally take the g trains. we also have the l.i.e. going east right near that is a disabled vehicle that is being cleared, and then going on to 64th and 63rd streets they're closed between 1st and 2nd. 1st avenue closed between 62nd and 64th. dray clark is on the scene. he'll come up with more information on that. closures offense east side are causing delays to and from the ed koch 59th street bridge. let's take a look at a webcam. i'll show you the delays as you come inbound on that lower level. we have our street cleaning rules suspended. but the metered rules are in effect. thank you. it's 6:01. breaking news in queens. we've learned overnight that a
duty police officer into a deadly confrontation with two would be thieves. >> this happening at brewer boulevard on 145th avenue around 9 in springfield gardens. eyewitness news reporter kala rama live at the scene with the details. >> reporter: ken, lori that off- duty police officer met here with two men in this area around 10:30 last night, all to discuss a used bmw for sale. that craigslist deal turned deadly shortly after the men started to discuss money. police say when the two were haggling over the price of the car, one man pulled out an air pistol and held up the off-duty officer for his wallet. the officer pulled out had his gun and shot the man a number of times killing him. the second suspect then took off in the car that they were trying to sell, that older model white bmw, which police are now looking for. witnesses reported hearing a number of shots fired. >> it was consecutive. it was like boom, boom, boom. like six of those. so it's crazy.
i don't want to be involved, you know, i just slammed the door. i just heard -- i thought it was fire crackers until i saw the police came, coming, and i knew that something serious was going on. >> so now we have one suspect dead. police searching for the second suspect who got away in that older model white bmw. as for the police officer he's in the hospital right now just as protocol when an officer fires his weapon. we're live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. we're just getting new details on another breaking story. a shooting in manhattan's meat packing district just over an hour ago. a fender bender escalated with one driver shooting the other driver in the arm and hip. that happened at west 4th street and ganzavort. police say the shooter was a bearded man driving a gray minivan. he sped off after the shooting leaving the victim on the street. that man is now in the hospital. police are still looking for
developing right now on the upper east side, streets are closed as crews work to secure a building after bricks came crashing down on to the street, and some say it was a miracle that no one was hurt seriously. it is a top story on our free news app. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live on the scene. >> reporter: good morning lori, by some stroke of luck or mercy no one was injured last night. that's really amazing when you consider how many bricks hit the ground when that wall buckled around 10:00 last night. night. take a look here. here is a look at that wall that fell apart 35 stories up, and you can notice that 100- foot section of brick missing on the building's facade. the building is on 54th street. some of the bricks also smashed the rear windshield of this yellow cab and hundreds more were sprinkles across the street and the sidewalk. there is construction work being done on the there is a sidewalk shed, and
>> a little bit of a shake, nothing too crazy, but then, again, the helicopters started coming out. it's pretty amazing. i'm shocked that nobody got hurt. you have 16 handles there, this is open all the time and that people aren't just walking in and out. very lucky. >> reporter: now because of the ongoing investigation and because authorities still don't know if that building is necessarily structurally sound on the 35th floor, 1st avenue between 62nd and 64th street remains closed this morning. that's creating a bit of a traffic mess here but these traffic officers you see here behind me are doing the best they can to try and keep the traffic flowing. meanwhile some people said they thought they heard a loud explosion last night, but authorities say that was not an explosion they heard but rather the sound of all of those bricks hitting the pavement at once. the city's building department
out why the wall came crashing down. live this morning on the upper east side, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. a bit of a strange alliance this morning, donald trump's republican rivals are joining president obama and many others in condemning trump's call for america to close its borders to muslims. trump got thunderous applause and cheers from his supporters in south carolina. he told them it's time to exclude muslims until the nation's leaders can understand what's going on with muslims and jihadists. he declared the time for political correctness is over. >> we can't live like this. it's going to get worse and worse. you're going to have more world trade centers. worse folks. we can be politically correct and we can be stupid but it's going to get worse and worse. >> jeb bush tweeted donald trump is unhinged. carly fiorina said trump's overreaction is as dangers as president obama's underreaction.
up our coverage beginning at 7:00. it is 6:08. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> we take a look from 4 time square looking south. we've got a good visibility. we've got chilly temperatures, 41 degrees, a little wind makes it feel cooler. we have some clouds, a nice start to the day. we'll have a pretty sunrise coming up. dawn in about 30 minutes. clouds are over us from the system out of the atlantic, putting a few showers in here at montauk to gardner's island out toward fishers island and block island. that's out in eastern suffolk. partly cloudy skies. high pressure will be building in and warming things up. 47 at 1:00, 48 this afternoon, still a little warmer than our seasonal numbers for this time of the year, just another good day today with temperatures above normal and tomorrow kicks off a round of weather that takes us to 62 degrees by sunday. every 7 minutes. you had all kind of issues on the sways.
f and g trains. before we get to that let's take a look at a webcam and show you how things look on the major deegan expressway. look at this delay before you get to the george washington bridge. we'll head to our maps. it's just a disabled truck. it's southbound on the deegan just south of the cross bronx expressway and the cross bronx west from the bronx river parkway to the sheridan construction. the f and the g trains, we have police activity at nassau avenue. some f trains are running by the g, court square to bergen street. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended but the metered rules are in effect. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a murder mystery in new jersey, heartbroken fiancee. the victim is telling his story and expressing concern over the police investigation. >> nearly two dozen boston
bearded man driving a gray minivan. he sped off after the shooting leaving the victim on the street. that man is now in the hospital. police are still looking for the gunman. time is 6:13. a new jersey man has a message for the person who murdered his fiancee, also the mother of his children. the mysterious killing happening sometime sunday night inside a home on beacon street in rahway. the body of 35-year-old yolanda vega was found yesterday morning after search teams failed to find her. hours earlier a family member saw a gunman jump out of the closet and run from the house. authorities have not said how vega died. her fiancee does not know who would want to hurt her. >> if you knew her you would love her, honestly. whatever animal did this needs to be caught. he left my kids without a mother. >> in another twist to the story, a neighbor apparently did chase the suspect as the suspect was running away. however, police didn't realize and stopped the neighbor and
disappear. a $10,000 reward is being offered in this case. a chipotle restaurant in boston has been ordered shut down after more than 20 college students came down with symptoms of e. coli poisoning. or yes, i'm sorry, e. coli poisoning. boston health officials have not yet linked the illness to the national outbreak of the e. coli at chipotle. the chain shut down 43 restaurants in washington and oregon since the first outbreak. since then there have been new cases in california, minnesota, ohio, and new york. it is 6:14, meteorologist bill evans now with the accuweather forecast. >> we look from our camera here on the roof right across the park here and all the choppers are up this morning. planes are rolling in. the red eyes, the overnights all coming in. here's a look from our cam are in brooklyn. lower manhattan, down toward the battery. 41 degrees, dry humidity, north wind at 5, pressure rising.
9 degrees above normal. we're looking at warm numbers not only today babuism sunrise at 7:07. storms out of the atlantic, it will be cooler today, we've got a big warmup starting tomorrow. we're looking at record warmth by sunday. 30 up toward monticello, 38 poughkeepsie. all these numbers low 40s, upper 30s way warm for this hour of the day. we should be about 35 in the park. the system in the atlantic is throwing a few showers towards riverhead and the twin forks. high pressure to the west keeps sliding eastward makes for beautiful weather. we're seeing that system out of the atlantic by noontime, 10:00, goes on out, goes away. clouds break up. we have sunshine and boy then we're off to the races with the warm heir coming in. temperatures today to about 48 this afternoon. that's still a few degrees warmer than our seasonal
that's going to feel pretty good. a light wind with clouds breaking for sunshine. it only gets warmer too. 48 today, the coolest day. tomorrow we're going to be at 52. as this high slides into the atlantic, the winds come around to the southwest warm us into the 60s by sunday. these clouds break up. we'll have sunshine later on. tonight partly cloudy, nice night, 39. tomorrow clouds and sun, milder, 52 is 7 degrees warmer than this time of the year. we're at 58 by friday, which is 13 degrees warmer and 15 degrees warmer by saturday. saturday the jet stream retreats to the north, allows a lot of mild air coming in here. on sunday we're at 62 degrees. that can get close to the record high which is 64. that was set back in 1923. so we could be seeing some very warm weather here on into the weekend. >> so it's the great debate on the internet on twitter and facebook. >> is it really? >> yes, i have a striped shirt and a whistle.
some people really want cold and snow. some are enjoying this warm weather we're having. last year was the fourth coldest on record. we had a ton of snow. we're getting a nice little break. >> what do you say heather o'rourke. >> i say let's just be comfortable, not too cold, not to hot. just right. >> happy heather. >> we'll talk about what's going on here with our f and our g trains. uncomfortable here. we have police activity at nassau avenue. some f trains are running by the g court square getting into bergen street. you have new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. we have a problem here at the tappan zee bridge into rocklin county an accident is being cleared. on the deegan going south of the -- and the westbound cross bronx is heavy from the bronx river parkway into the sheridan with ongoing construction. l.i.e. has a disabled vehicle on the eastbound side. it's right near exit 32 which
a little bit of a delay, and 64, 63rd streets closed between 1st and 2nd. that ongoing activity because of the bricks that have falling. we have street creek rules suspended. metered rules are in effect. 6:18. just in time for the holidays, amazon releases its newest tablet. reena ninan and richard bacon report. >> in today's tech bytes amazon unveils its latest tablet. >> the the readers edition features a new blue mode for nighttime reading. price tag 250 bucks. >> apple wants you to enjoy even more music this holiday season. >> the company started rolling out an update to itunes match and apple music users which
>> work is progressing nicely on apple's new campus. the building's scheduled to open in a year. >> they include a circular main structure, a visitor's center and an underground auditorium for product unveilings. it is 6:19. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a new legal victory for oscar pistorius, the olympic athlete who killed his girlfriend. >> plus increasing profit for q1 makers, rally on wall street following president obama's push for gun control. >> first a message from a member of the military who can't be home for the holidays this year. i'm pfc john kellogg with the
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dive at the opening bell. japan's nikkei closed 1% lower. hong kong's hang seng also fell. president obama's prime time address on terrorism sparked another jump in the stock prices for two major gun makers. smith & wesson stock closed 8% higher. its rival stern ruger and company rose. smith & wesson has climbed 116% this year and ruger has jumped 66%. 6:23. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> here we go, we're looking at what's going to be a cool and crisp morning here with a few clouds. look down the beach here, a little north to a northwest wind at the beach. we're looking at temperatures around 38, 39 around paramus to sussex around 32. we are looking at temperatures today that will be cooler than yesterday. we're looking at 40 by 9:00 here in morristown, 45 by 11:00 and 48 later on this afternoon. we're looking at a lot of
break up this morning from this low out of the atlantic. once that goes away we've got a lot of sunshine today, temperatures above normal. at the bus stop meet the huckleberries. they'll be there waiting for you, dressed appropriately. have your warm gear. >> >> it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. what's going on out there. >> the tappan zee bridge is a bit slow. let's take a look at a webcam and i'll show you the activity. right over here we have some flares pushing everybody over to the left. this traffic is going into rocklin. we have an accident in rocklin county at that tappan zee bridge. we also have the deegan going south at the cross bronx expressway disabled truck and then that cross bronx expressway getting into the sheridan. g trains are still dealing with delays as well. our street cleaning rules are suspended. lori over to you. thank you. it's 6:24. earlier this morning a south african judge granted bail to oscar pistorius pending
pistorius was convicted last thursday of murdering girlfriend reeva steencamp in 2016. a lower court had convicted pistorius on the lesser crime of manslaughter. there's no date set yet for sentencing on the new murder conviction. giants fans are saying how about them cowboys. fans of big blue got what they needed from the monday night football matchup between dallas and washington. the cowboys came away with a 19- 16 win in d. c. last night. that means the giants, eagles and washington are all tied for the first place in the nfc east. big blue plays next monday night in miami. closing in on 6:30. as we continue to follow breaking news right now we're live on the scene in queens where an off-duty nypd officer shot and killed a robbery suspect. the scam that led up to the shooting. >> and we'res a live over breaking news in packing district where one person was shot after a car
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this is breaking news from channel 7 eyewitness news. that breaking news is in the meat packing district where one person got shot after a two- car crash. >> it happened a little more than an hour ago, and john del giorno is live over the scene in news copter 7. john. >> lori and ken, good morning. police are treating this as a road rage incident. we're told this happened on ganzavort street at 4:00 this morning. a person was pulling out of a parking spot on the street and struck another vehicle. the driver of the second vehicle got out and shot the driver of the first vehicle. that driver was able to get his car away from the scene. he drove over to west street around 14th street and called the police. right now he's being treated for gunshot wounds to the right hip and the right arm. he's at bellevue hospital. we don't have an update on his condition. police remain here at the scene conducting an investigation and they are searching for a gray minivan which fled the scene. we're live over the west side, john del giorno channel 7 eyewitness news. >> wow.
good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. it's tuesday december 8th. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> we're going to have a pretty sunrise. good morning everyone. thank you for joining us. we're looking from our camera at 4 times square south for our temperature here at 6:30. 41 degrees. 43 north port and massapequa and 42 around hauppauge. toms river is a cool spot and there are some other cool spots around. we'll be seeing temperatures today above our seasonal averages. we'll be at 48 today. weaver looking at a -- we're looking at a lot of sunshine this afternoon. we'll talk about temperatures getting to the 60s this weekend in your accuweather seven-day forecast. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. you've had transit problems, subway problems, road problems. let's go to our subway status. police activity at nassau avenue. some f trains are running by the g trains. that's court square getting
police activity. tappan zee bridge heavy getting into rocklin county. two lanes closed down. deegan south soft cross bronx. the lip con is 20. the holland is a 10 to 15 minute delay. let's show you the tappan zee bridge. you can see that the flares are set up you really only have the left lane open as you make your way into rocklin county with that accident being cleared. street cleaning rules are suspended. the metered rules remain in effect. we have breaking news, an off-duty nypd officer shot and killed one of two suspected robbers in queens. police say he was lured into the holdup by a craigslist ad. eyewitness news reporter kala rama live at the scene in springfield gardens. good morning. >> reporter: ken, good morning to you. that off-duty police officer was checking out a craigslist add for a used bmw. he met the two guys selling here around 10:30 last night. that's when things turned south, and that deal turned
police tell us the off-duty officer started to talk money with the two men when they were haggle over the price of the car one man pulled out an air pistol and held up the off-duty officer for his wallet. the officer pulled out had his real gun and shot the man a number of times killing him. the second suspect took off in the car they were trying to sell, that older model white bmw which police are now looking for. a woman who lives across the street heard the whole thing go down. >> i was laying in bed watching tv, and i heard a total of five to six gunshots, loud gunshots, and i wasn't sure but about maybe 5 minutes later i heard sirens and helicopters and then i knew it was something serious. >> reporter: so now we have one suspect dead. police searching for a second suspect who took off in that older model white bmw and as for the police officer he was taken to the hospital but just
officer fires his weapon. we're live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. 6:33 is our time, and new this morning, a long island mom wounded in a road rage shooting that happened in suffolk county, police say nicole mcdowell was riding in her boyfriend's car last night on sunrise highway on the south shore when he flashed his lights. he passed a van weaving left and right. the driver got upset, sped up, flashed its lights and as it passed two shots were fired hitting mcdowell in the hand and leg. she is in the hospital in stable condition. 6:33. frightening moments on the upper east side when bricks from the side of high-rise came crashing down on to no one was seriously hurt. the work to secure that area is leading to traffic congestion. dray clark is live on the upper east side with more for us. >> reporter: good morning lori.
64th is now closed this morning because of the activity you see here behind me. the fdny still here on the scene keeping a close watch over that building where that wall partially collapsed. people wondering where the bricks came from. the answer to that question can be found up on the 35th floor of this high-rise building on 64th street. you can see a large section of the building's brick facade is missing, about 100 square feet. take a look at this yellow cab. the rear windshield of the cab is completely smashed. luckily no one was riding in the backseat. the bricks covered the sidewalk and the street as well. some people thought they heard an explosion last night but authorities say what they heard really was the roar of all of those bricks hitting the pavement all at the same time. laura smith was dining in a restaurant below the building. >> i was standing by the front
everything as usual and all over a sudden we hear this loud sound like a clatter coming down, and this guy sitting in the front of the restaurant right by the window jumps on top of his girlfriend and brings her down to the floor. so me and my co-worker freak out and this big cloud of dust goes up in the air and you can't see anything. >> reporter: and here is a live picture from news copter 7 here. again, you can see traffic is becoming a concern here along 1st avenue because of the closure between 60th and 64th street. no timetable on when this section of 1st avenue will reopen, but the concern is the structural integrity of the top of this building here. again, the fdny still on the scene keeping a close watch over this building. if by chance you travel this way, you definitely want to give yourself extra time. this is becoming quite a mess here on 1st avenue. meanwhile, there is
building here on 64th street. there was a sidewalk shed there that was a big reason why people weren't injured. the buildings department will now have to determine why that wall buckled and collapsed last night. we're live on the upper east side, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you very much. dray, 6:36. new this morning, an air france flight bound for paris was forced to make an emergency landing in montreal due to an anonymous threat. that flight took off from san francisco and landed safely last night. nobody got hurt. the plane now being inspected this morning. details on the nature of the threat have not been released. last month two air france flights from the u.s. to paris had to be diverted due to bomb threats. they did get an all clear. also new this morning, police are investigating a murder that happened in sunset park brooklyn. police have identified the victim as 68-year-old ying wan chen. he was shot several times. he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
72nd precinct. closing arguments could get underway in a corruption trial in another one of albany's, state senator dean skelos is on trial for extortion, fraud and bribery. federal prosecutors say skelos used his position for financial gain for himself and his son adam. he will make a last minute decision on whether to testify in his own defense. sheldon silver was convicted of corruption just last week. also happening today and there's a court appearance in linden new jersey for police officer pedro abad. he's accused of driving drunk and causing a wrong-way crash on staten island's west shore expressway in march that left two passengers in his car dead. he was headed home after visiting strip club. abad claims a stripper may have slipped a drug into one of his drinks. 6:38, the 66-year-old
syed farook has a place on the fbi's terror watch list. the father whose name also is syed farook is being monitored because of his son's status and his own trips to pakistan. the younger farook and his wife had been radicalized for quite some time and had taken target practice at days before the massacre. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> we take a look from our camera at 4 time square looking south. clouds over us from a system in the atlantic that's youing clouds back and a few showers toward long island. we'll go down the jersey shore. you can see this morning we've got some waves coming into the beach here. there's winds out of the north so it's going to be flowing down the beach this morning as we go along. the northerly wind will continue. as we go through the rest of the day, the sun's going to
temperatures in the low 40s around the five boroughs. 43 at north port and massapequa, long island great neck's 43. the wind's out of the north here but these numbers are way warm for this hour of the day. the showers are here from montauk at the light house toward block island, gardeners island. the clouds will go away by midday. we'll have sunshine later on today and temperatures are still going to be above our seasonal averages for this time of the year. 43 at 10:00, 46 by noon and 48 later on this afternoon. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. looking good at the bus stop today heather. just a jacket or sweater. >> not looking good at the tappan zee bridge this morning. i'll show you what's going on there. you can see an accident is still being cleared away. we have the two left lanes open. the right lane is still closed down. we'll head to our maps. it's the tappan zee bridge rocklin county bound where we have the accident. two trucks are involved. they're just waiting for heavy
the george washington bridge is 15 to 20. the lincoln inbound is 20. the holland is 10 to 15 minutes. f and g trains police activity at nassau avenue. port square getting into bergen street. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended for religious observances and the metered rules remain in effect. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information overnight on the victim involved in the deadly queens. >> new video police want you to see as they search for a violent man target snap on the main sails! [ barking ] the whipped cream sea be extra whippy! [ laughing ] together: ahhhhhhhhhhh!
g new information this morning about a deadly head-on crash outside the gates of st. john's university. it is the top story at abc7ny. a car slammed into a city bus last night moments after leaving st. john's university. the car was heading west on union turnpike. for some reason the 60-year-old man behind the wheel veered into eastbound traffic and hit the bus. the car's driver was killed. the bus driver and a passenger are expected to be okay. 6:43, new video released overnight of a violence serial robber on the loose in brooklyn. take a look at the man who police are trying to find.
people in brownsville including two elderly victims. he shoves them to the ground and then grabs their cash. anyone with information asked to call crime stoppers. new information now with more arrests for the abduction of two university of rochester students. the incident ended with a s.w.a.t. team storming a home near the school and then rescuing the two students. a fifth and sixth person have now been arrested and are being charged with kidnapping. police have not released a motive for the targeted ab conduction. good morning america coming up next, robin roberts live in time square. >> what you've been talking about as well, donald trump declaring that muslims should be banned from entering the u.s. terrorism in the homeland now a major topic in the race for the white house. trump is going to join us live this morning to talk with george. >> also ahead we have the latest on the san bernardino shooting. new details on why the husband and wife went on that i killing spree. >> plus chilling stories from
where the shooting took place. and bma is on the lookout for you. how to avoid this from happening, packages stolen off your doorstep this holiday season. one police department we're going to show you how they're catching thieves in the act and steve carell is going to join us live here in the studio. >> that's cool. >> here on gma this morning. >> excellent. >> thank you. >> you never disappoint. you never do. >> can i just say lori, digginged look this morning. so sweet. looks like a little schoolgirl. >> old schoolgirl but thank you. >> love it. >> thank you robin. >> all right. go over to bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> and lori don't forget study hall is in an hour. >> i'll be there. here we go, we take a look this morning from east rutherford new jersey back across routes 1 and 9 and over to lower manhattan this morning.
morning and from our camera here and building to the east side clouds are morning. temperatures 41 degrees. a warm start, normal high would be 45. we normally would be at 34 degrees in the city, 24 in the suburbs, well north and west about 20. we're way warmer than that. today we'll have the storm out in the atlantic leaving. we have some showers long island. we'll have breaks of sun returning by midday in the afternoon and then a shot at record high temperatures coming up for the weekend. hopatcong 33. hackettstown 32, 39 here around passaic county, 38 white plains. the temperature pretty close with the cloud cover making the temperature uniform around the tri-state. we're looking at 6 to 12-mile an hour winds out of the north from this low in the atlantic. the wind profiles, that makes it feel a little cooler in some spots light 30 around brooklyn, 37 around laguardia.
of the north, and there's no snow pack. there are a few showers to the east end. this high pressure builds in today and lasts right through the weekend. when high pressure comes in it slides in from west to pushes this out. we'll have sunshine today and tomorrow and through the weekend, and we're going to be looking at temperatures much warmer than normal. for the next seven hours 41 at 7:00. by the time we get to 11, 12 we're looking at mid-40s. late in the day we have a lot of sunshine. after school great weather kiddos, 48 degrees. maybe a layer or two for after school sports. 48 degrees, breaks of sun, 39 tonight, partly cloudy tomorrow. 52 tomorrow, going to be warming up 58 friday. 62 on sunday. the reason saturday jet lifts into canada. warmer air surges up. we'll be at 62 on sunday. the record high is 64.
break it on sunday. we're still looking at mild temperatures into next week, no snow. >> no snow. >> we'll take that. >> heather o'rourke probably likes to hear no snow too. >> yeah, i was just doing a little dance in the traffic center [ laughter ] >> that's why it took a little while for me to come on camera. let's go over here to our maps. we'll talk about what's happening with our subway status. we still have issues with our f and g trains. it's police activity at nassau avenue. some f trains are running by getting into bergen street and then you also have this accident tappan zee bridge into rocklin county, two trucks are involved, at least one lane is closed. 25 minutes inbound george washington bridge. the lincoln is 30. the holland is a 15 minute delay. new jersey transit, long island railroad metro north doing great. alternate side of the street parkings rules are suspended. we continue to follow developing news on the upper east side where bricks came crashing down on to a busy
>> john del giorno is live with the latest nor us. busy morning for you john. >> we're getting just a little bit of daylight over here on the east side and you can actually see where these bricks came from. it's a pretty scary situation. this is the building in question east 64th street at 1st avenue. it's a 32 story building. towards the top of the building you see that large lighter colored section, that is the section where all these bricks fell down. it looks like they fell about 30 stories down on to the street, and as many bricks are down on the veto level take a look at these lower rooftops on this apartment building. they're just covered with bricks. that's the reason we have the street closures still in effect. not only 64th street but 1st avenue shut down. if any more of these bricks come down they're liable to bounce and people down on the ground will be in danger. 1st avenue shut down again causing a lot of congestion around the 59th street bridge. live over the east side, john del giorno channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. it's 6:50.
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you don't do that and wind up walking away unscathed. >> his name was stokes lori,. >> trappers found the 11-foot alligator. it was put to death after it killed the burglar. >> it's not a battle to the death but a zombie nativity scene isn't making many friends for an ohio family. for the second straight year, officials in suburban cincinnati have ordered that the display be taken down. they've told jason and amanda dixon the zoning cold doesn't allow accessory structures in their front yard. they could face a $500 fine. 6:54. we're following several breaking stories including a road rage shooting that happened in the meat packing district. >> breaking news in queens, an off-duty police officer, nypd shot and killed one of two suspected robbers in queens.
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police officer shot and killed a would be robber in queens. >> kala rama live in springfield gardens with an update for us. kala. >> ken, lori we have one suspect dead, police searching for another suspect after a craigslist deal over a used bmw turned deadly. police say that the two men were haggling over the price and that's when one of the suspects pulled out an air pistol and held up the off-duty officer for his wallet. that officer pulled out had his gun and shot the man a number of times killing him. the second suspect took off in the car they were trying to sell, that older model white bmw which police are now looking for. we're live in queens, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. >> we have a mess on the east side. >> because of those bricks that were falling. we have news copter 7 up above, john del giorno showing us this major closure on 1st avenue. that's the one that's really affecting traffic, 1st avenue at 60th street. and actually, this is right
street between 1st and 2nd. >> before she moved to the gwb. >> this is right near the 59th street bridge. this is coming into the city and leaving the city as a result. street cleaning rules are suspended and the metered rules are in effect. >> that's a tough intersection on a good day. it's always busy right there. a beautiful sunrise, we have clouds, we're going to have brecks of sun. we're starting out around 41. that will be your 7:00 temperature. 38 white plains, just a little light northerly wind here, a nice day that sets off a series of nice warmer days after today. 46 at noontime, 48 this afternoon. it is warmer than normal for this time of the year. we're going to be looking at 58 friday, 62 by sunday. >> thank you bill. that'll do it for us. i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. more local news, traffic and weather coming up in 25 minutes. good morning america is coming up next.