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after he left the executive office. people in this office knew him for years. the suffolk county executive steve malone tells us there are a lot of tears in the office today. >> reporter: 29-year-old scott was a rising star in local politics. most recently working as a communications director for suffolk county executive. >> he had such respect and he was so committed to helping in his unfortunately too brief life. >> reporter: he worked for governor andrew cuomo for several years. the governor spoke this morning about his dedication to public service i don't he worked for me for a number of years. this was a real cxfing -l beautiful young man. he loved public service. he loves helping people. >> he was one of five killed in yesterday's horrific accident on the l.i.e. in mannerville.
are investigating whether 26-year- old carmelo pinellas was speeding when he lost control of his car and went airborne, striking two cars in the other direction. pinellas, his cousin patricia and his 10-year-old son, christopher were all killed. patricia's 3-year-old daughter was also injured, but is expected to survive. also killed in the crash, 81-year-old edelson. shelby thorough was just released from the hospital. khedezia been childhood sweethearts and were set to mary in april. kristen thorn channel 7 eyewitness news. the hunt is on for the gunman whose stray bullet
in harlem. 61-year-old odessa sims was with friends at a playground late saturday night when shots rang out. a gunman targeting someone else opened fire. two of the bullets hit sims. she was struck in the neck and killed. now the community is remembering her and calling for action against gun violence. >> something is wrong when we have to, in our own community, fear sitting out on a bench, playing cards and checkers and chess on a nice su have to worry about young people playing with guns. >> it was one of several shootings over the weekend as police investigated sims's death, shots rang about two hours later just a few blocks away. new at noon. swimmer ryan lochte has lost his first major sponsor following the robbery coverture
olympic medalist. initially lochte said he and three swimming teammates were robbed after their taxi was pulled over by armed men posing as police. he has since apologized for embellishing his version of events. we turn now to the race for the white house. donald trump was apparently adjusting his approach for the general election debates and changing his pitch to minority clinton's campaign released new ads that used trump's words against him. >> reporter: good afternoon. donald trump is hitting all the talking points today as he continues to remain focused on his campaign pivot, while hillary clinton is focused on the money, spending a lot of it on tv and his working to raise even more. >> reporter: after the donald trump campaign signaled he
fox news, trump fires back. >> we have to be very firm. we have to be very, very strong when people come in illegally. >> reporter: so you are not flip flopping? >> >> reporter: yet it is still a softening with no mention of the controversial deportation force i can't she is a liar. >> reporter: and hammering the clinton foundation. >> they shouldn't be taking money from countries that influenced herot pivot but the clinton camp hit back tweeting the clinton foundation is a charity that helps people around the world. this morning releasing a new ad arguing trump is still unstable when it comes to national security issues. >> in times of crisis america
clinton has set aside $80 million to tv ads in key battleground states and she is on the road raising each more kicking off seven fundraisers in the next three days alone. channel 7 eyewitness news. president obama is back in washington following his family vacation in martha's vineyard. he is set to visit louisiana tomorrow to and defense station from the severe flooding there. the president has been criticized for not cutting his vacation short. more than 60,000 homes were damaged in the flooding. at least 13 people were volunteers are now helping with the clean up. they have experience we don't have. plus they have people that have actually been in the trenches,
examination i have never seen before. >> meanwhile federal officials will now open three disaster recovery centers in louisiana today. vice president joe biden leaves today for an overseas trip that includes a stop in turkey on the heels of a deadly attack. 51 people were killed in saturday's bombing near the syrian border. the turkish president blames isis and tase the attacker was between the age of 12 and 14. turkey this year. today south korea and the united states began annual military drills despite north korea's threat to launch nuclear strikes. in a statement the north's military said it will turn seoul and washington d.c. into quote a heap of ashes if any signs aggression are shown toward the north territory. we have new details on that
the crash remain in the hospital. two people are in serious condition while the others are in either fair or good condition. a bus driver was killed friday morning in newark when the bus he was driving in was t-boned by another. a memorial service is being held today for a bronx deli worker who was shot and killed by a man who stole a police officer's gun. friends and relatives will pay wally camera. after the service, camera's body will be shipped back to his native country, maale. police say a problematic customer guzman, grabbed an officer's gun and fatally shot him. dwight godden spoke on the radio today among new concerns about his health.
healthy. dwight gooden jr. released a statement on twitter thanking darrell strawberry and others. strawberry told the daily news he is worried gooden's cocaine addiction has left him in quote horrible condition. police have arrested him several times on drug-related charges. several recent and devastating fires in new york thing in common, children started them. members of the fdny said they need help putting a stop to this terrifying trend. also on eyewitness news, two parents feared the worst but they can hold their daughter with relief after rescuers pulled their daughter out of a capsized boat. how certain clues help keep
the face. >> my brother was right at the door. they said shots. >> these parties go on facebook a lot and through instagram. >> the motive behind the shooting remains unclear. in response police stepped up patrols in that section of bridgeport. a man on a motorcycle was killed while trying to pass another vehicle in the bronx. 25 of his motorcycle when he clipped the rear bumper of a car. gonzalez then slammed into the back of a double parked white tow truck. he later died of his injuries. police did issue a summons for double parking. firefighters continue to battle fast moving wildfires in eastern washington state. those have destroyed homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate. three fires started yesterday
unclear. the largest fire began when a power line came down in a field south of spokane. >> fire behavior is challenging and we do have some serious winds out here today. we knew with a red flag warning this could be a possibility. authorities have reported no injuries. together the telefires have burned nearly seven square miles. a paraglider crashed into a church. eyewitnesses say he spiraled out of control before he crashed into the roof of the church. the pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. no one else was hurt. a federal judge in texas has temporarily blocked an obama administration on bathroom rights for transgender
in may the federal government told u.s. public schools transgender students must be allowed to u.s. locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. still ahead at noon florida leaders urged congress to help deal with the zika virus. now that she's done showing off her olympic skills in front of olympic judges, gaby douglas will become a judge herself but on a much different type of panel.
a powerful typhoon made landfall south of tokyo. the storm's powerful gusts clocked in at 112 miles per hour. the winds closed the airport control tower and hundreds of at the city's other airport and there are now concerns of flooding and landslides. cameras were rolling when a massive dust storm rolled through the desert in arizona. this is a time lapse. it covered downtown and causing delays at the airport. amy likes the weather so much she was just singing. >> reporter: it makes you want
far. >> let's just say if you make the weather like this for a couple of days in a row, what a beauty it is out there. and a score two days in a row in august like this in new york city. wow. people are visiting. they are going to go home and brag about our weather like they are in san diego. it is hard to find a cloud, park right now, humidity 46%, winds out of the northwest at 9 miles per hour. hopefully you have plans today. what a fantastic day. mid-70s. 80 no problem maybe even 81. that's where we'll stop later this afternoon. super all the way middle part of the week. long-term thursday into friday. wednesday does turn warmer so we'll see summer definitely
end of the week. now high pressure in control, it steers the clouds away, everything turns out just right. so you know, let it go. we don't even need to pause the futurecast. you can roll it all through. i'm seeing this show up which is a quick moving front off to the northwest. looks like thursday could potentially be a real nice day as well. 2-foot waves, water 79 degrees. the next couple of days, it is cooler near the coast near the water so temperatures will be limited to the upper 70s in a lot of cases. looking good. late in the week, we get warmer more humid air. that is going to come up once the jet stream lifts. that happens again thursday into friday. we'll start to see transition today and tomorrow windows open. 81 this afternoon. tonight we go to beautiful
the overnight low. we are getting two in a row, hate to be greedy, but another nice one tomorrow and then we start to see the changes. sunny, warmer, 85. here it is there is the climb through the upper 80s. maybe friday a shower or thunderstorm could shift the winds. other than that the weekend looks terrific as well. 89 on saturday, saturday. 86 degrees. you get one like this in august, you save tuesday and then you go back to the heat and humidity. if you like it hot in the summertime, don't worry. this is just a break a preview of what fall can be like without sacrificing a fantastic second half of the week. >> nice break. >> like my advertisement? >> something for everyone. >> coming up in the second half hour we'll look at the larger
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a crocodile caper, a peeping bear and a frightening rock slide. some of the stories that were caught on camera and caught our attention. we begin with the crocodile prank in australia. surveillance video shows four shirtless men pushing three crocodiles through a window of a college office. they are seen ransacking the place before taking off. shut. check out this dramatic rock slide in northern italy. cameras were rolling as 700,000 cubic meters of rock down the dolomite, italy's famous rocky rooftop. cracks were reported on that mountainside. and finally, a florida mother episode a bear in her
a seat outside her window. angie pope posted a facebook livid showing the small, break bear walking around her yard while she and her children watched from a safe distance from a window. then it takes a seat right outside the window to look back at them. >> looking for some money. deal, i'm here. good deal, thank you, thank you. look at this. nasa just released this new 360- degree video of mars, captured by the mars curiosity rover on august 5th in an area of the planet that astronauts call murray hills, which i actually thought was a part of brooklyn. the curiosity rover has been on
of a closing gender gap in the sports world. resale ticket prices for the women's final at the u.s. open are an average of $520, that is 18% cheaper than the men's final, but it is the smallest gap on record for tournament prices. next month serene may williams will have a chance to captured her 23rd grand slam title. firefighters in new york parents to extinguish a terrifying trend. and a flood of concern in
investigators are looking into whether speed was a factor in a crash on the long island expressway that killed five people. several members of one family were among those killed, along with a former aide to new york governor andrew cuomo. friends and family of a woman killed by a stray bullet in harlem are calling for an end to gun violence.
killer. and dwight gooden insists he is healthy after former met darrell strawberry raised concerns about gooden's cocaine addiction. we begin this half hour with a new push for fire safety in new york city in the wake of three recent fires caused by children. that includes a fire in the bronx that critically injured two firefighters. mallory hov is in ozone park with the fi commissioners's message to families. >> when it comes to kids and fire safety, we all need to do our part. look at these kids out here today really themselves. the fd nc talked fire safety. this is a free program that can be set up in advance. there are also programs for young people who have an
this month were in the bronx queens or staten island. 35 people were injured, three firefighters were critically hurt. on top of that nearly 100 people were forced from their homes. they also roll resulted in millions of dollars in property damage. the fire commissioner points out these are preventable fires. >> parents should ensure that children have no access to lighters or matches play with the stove or other sources of fire, and should maintain supervision over young children at all times. >> you should not play with matches or lighters. >> she did learn something today. >> reporter: in the united states, 50,000 fires are started every year by children, the commissioner, again, saying we can all help to reduce that
firefighters suffered minor injuries while putting out a small fire at a church no queens. the fdny responded to the cathedral yesterday morning. firefighters believe the fire began in an electrical closet that was brought under control after about an hour. the injured firefighters were treated at the hospital and released. new at noon a man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a deadly jose benitez is charged with leaving the scene of the accident. police say benitez was taken into custody after he fled on foot. the decades-old case of a mother convicted for her own son's death in new jersey will drag on even longer.
tomorrow. her son timothy woolsey disappeared from a carnival back in 1981. he was later turning to a new warning about the zika virus. the virus may extend beyond florida. one lawmaker is in the fight to keep families safe. >> the fight against zika to identified two zika hot zones. >> reporter: does this put a damper on your trip? >> not yet. >> i don't feel like i need to worry about it right now. i am not in the first try mess sister of my pregnancy. >> reporter: this mother visiting from mexico not concerned. the cdc is not taking any chances. now warning pregnant women and their partners to avoid travel.
anywhere in miami dade county. >> i would not be surprised if we see cases in texas and louisiana, particularly where you have flooding in louisiana and there is going to be a lot of problems getting rid of standing water. >> with the spread of the virus beyond florida inevitable. health officials say attacking the virus by spraying aggressively is key to attacking the bug. >> we have to make sure that we pass gi that the free of riders to fully attack this virus. >> reporter: according to florida officials the current funding for the zika vaccine is set to run out next month. to keep this under control they need help from congress and they need it now. and a gorgeous day out there. 76 degrees. we want to turn now to meteorologist amy free as she has the accu-weather forecast.
it could get better than this. when you have the best right in front of you, it is a little tough to say it could get better. not a flaw. skies look beautiful, low humidity. we don't just have it one day, we've got two in a row. 76 degrees right now. we'll see rising maybe a few more degrees, 80, 81 is the afternoon high. pollen counts are moderate to high. ragweed the main concern here. really it is going fantastic afternoon. we will see changes starting as quickly as wednesday. those numbers and a little more coming up in the accu-weather full forecast. a major brand cuts its ties with ryan lochte. the swimmer issues an apology but remains in troubled waters.
her ex-husband. >> reports of pills found in prince's mansion after his death had been mislabeled. the pills marked as hydro codeine actually -- hydrocodone actually contained fentanyl. there is for ryan lochte. speedo just dropped its sponsorship of the gold medal swimmer who has been in hot water over that robbery scandal. lochte is apologize fog what he calls overexaggerating. >> if i told the entire story, none of this would have happened. >> disgraced u.s. swimmer ryan lochte finally coming clean.
highly intoxicated. i made immature calls. and if that didn't happen people would not be tuning in on this story. >> the story landed him in hot water with claims he and three fellow team usa swimmers were returning to olympic village after a night of partying when their taxi was pulled over and robbed at gunpoint. lochte now admits he was still intoxicated during that interview. lochte's version of events began to unravel after authorities in brazil released surveillance of him and the other swimmers. eventually two swimmers provided their version of that night. in a statement gunnar bentz said we foolishly relieved
of the building behind some bushes and jack conger wrote ryan lochte removed a poster from a wall. the athletes were trying to keep the authorities out it have. >> no police please no police. >> reporter: but lochte still refused to call his quote overexaggeration a flat out lie. >> i wasn't lying it a certain extent. a gun was pointed you can call that a robbery, you can call that extortion or you can say we had to pay the money for the damage of the poster. >> reporter: the u.s. olympic committee announced sunday they are not finished with the matter. >> we are going to have further action on this when we get back to the united states. but i think we all understand what happened at this point. >> that was lindsey davis reporting. gawker.com is shutting down today.
birthday last year. services take place at riverside chapel on manhattan's upper west side. an incredible rescue. a toddler survives after she gets trapped under a capsized boat for nearly an hour. her family desperate as first responders tried to find her. >> reporter: tammy broussard say it is a miracle. the 23-month-old was trapped underneath a capsized boat. >> she has a baby in the water. >> reporter: the boat flipped after it hit power lines. tammy and brian escaped the water safely with their 7-month- old daughter but kennedy was nowhere to be found. only her heart wrenching cries
was in the boat or out in the river. we heard cries. >> everywhere. >> but it sounded like it was coming from everywhere. >> reporter: first responders rushed to the scene and after nearly 45 minutes they began to lose hope. >> we were just getting ready to leave and we heard a very light cry. i put my ear up to the side of the boat. >> reporter: incredibly, kennedy was floating in a life vest under the boat inside an air pocket. >> it is a complete miracle that everything worked like it because we shouldn't all be here today. ken rosato, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> blown away by that story. >> it is incredible. >> miracle is the only way to describe it. beautiful weather today. can't stop talking about that. >> yeah a lot of people are out here on the upper west side. we are able to see from our offices here how active everything has been at the lunch hour. hopefully do you have plans. skies look really good, and it
could really repeat this tomorrow and have a nice weather pattern in place for much of the week. looking from lower manhattan to brooklyn. i love this view today. getting out, finding a way to enjoy it. getting numbers like this in august is rare as we all know. northwest winds at 9 miles per hour. so far the temperature in the city has been 76 degrees, i think we'll beat that. but if you compare it to the we were yesterday the same time in monticello. 5 to 10 degrees cooler than we were in yesterday in spots. you can feel the difference as well as see it in the air. looking at the evening forecast going through 5:00 or 6:00. temperatures will be in the upper 70s, mid 70s tonight, 50s and 60s expected. not only do we have the cool air coming in from the northwest, but we have mostly
of the day, escapes right back into the atmosphere. we let the futurecast roll into thursday. a unique front quickly disappears into the dry air. we'll watch for that to happen. i think we should talk temperatures at night. 50s and 60s showing up tonight at 10:00. as low as 56 in monticello. a lot of spots dropping into the upper 50s north and west of the city. we wake up to cool temperatures. we could see a few 40s, i wouldn't be surprised especially tuesday morning just to the north and west of the valley. once again tuesday night to wednesday, same story, we are teetering right there on the upper 40s and low to mid-50s. that will be the coolest temperatures we have seen all season. daytime highs are the coolest since we have seen since the beginning of august. northwest winds 15 to 20 miles per hour.
shoreline. the waters are 79 degrees current risk is low today. beautiful overnight, 64 in the city, 50s in the suburbs, tomorrow mostly nice, 80 degrees. the accu-weather 7 day forecast, don't worry, if you love the heat and humidity it is back, starting to wednesday. hot and humid for thursday friday and saturday in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees and certainly still going to feel like summer around here. or storm close out the week. all said and done this is nothing but a break you two. we have a break from the temperatures. monday and tuesday a preview, if you want, of the coolness that awaits us in the fall or a break from the humidity anyway do you want play it. >> break is good. even in the wallet. we'll take it thank you. there is growing outrage
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