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laguardia, i don't think so. the record 1. i'm forecasting three. central park 2 degrees. bridgeport crushes the record right now 3 degrees i'm forecasting 4 below zero. jfk 4, break it with 2. islip the record 7 and you crush it with 2 degrees below zero. wind chills will be the issue this weekend. because again the temperatures will be cold. the winds are strong. we have wind chill warnings and advisories for the entire area. take a look at what the temperatures will feel like late saturday into sunday around the city points south even east. 15 below to 25 below zero north of the city 20 below zero to 30 below zero. there's a warmup out there. it's not far off into the distance so sit tight. we'll talk about that coming up. >> ably the weather is colds the most important thing is staying warm. >> vanessa murdoch doing just that with the mobile weather lab in columbus circle right now. >> reporter: staying warm will be a challenge as weigh move forward. we are with the mobile weather lab here. take a look at the current conditions.
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winds are on the calm side so we are measuring a wind chill of about 2 degrees. as we look across the region though you will see those wind chills drop on off. temperatures across the region right now in the teens and 20s. but the wind chills are in the singling digits and teens and we know the temperature is only going to go down from here. those wind chills will feel like 20 below zero. by tomorrow night in some could feel as cold as 50 below zero. prepare for it. as a result of the incredibly cold temperatures, the city has issued a code blue. the mayor is asking for new yorkers to take this weather very seriously. the fdny will check the hydrants at department of sanitation has salt trucks ready to go in case icing is a problem. we have been talking to new
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individual we spoke to is looking forward to the upcoming bitter blast. >> my friends in town so we are trying to make the best of it. >> it's going to be 40 degrees colder tomorrow at this time. >> i don't want to hear that. i think we are going to try to walk around tomorrow, too. so it sounds horrible. >> it's going to be in the single digits. that's going to be freezing. [ laughter ] >> i'm not looking forward to that at all. >> reporter: what will you do? >> bundle up, go exploring, grit our teeth. >> reporter: all right. so as people are walking by they are saying it's freezing! but it only feels like oh, 15.5 degrees right now. it will feel 35 degrees colder tomorrow night. and we are talking the possibility of record setting cold through the weekend. live in the columbus circle, vanessa murdoch, cbs 2 news. we have a commuter alert now. avoid penn station. massive delays on new jersey
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the backup is a result of emergency repair work. tracee carrasco is inside penn people. >> reporter: a rough evening commute home for people here at penn station. take a look. this is the new jersey transit area. delays of up to 60 minutes because of some emergency tunnel. repairs will run through the evening rush hour. tickets will be cross-honored. lirr customers are having some delays as well and cancellations during this rush hour due to reduced capacity in the east river tunnel. so if you are traveling here out of penn station, plan some extra time. tracee carrasco, cbs 2 news. meantime tonight there's been another slashing in the city.
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robbing and attacking a woman in the van ness section of the bronx. paula santos was slashed at morris park and holland avenues around midnight. she post the photos of the injury on facebook and said she was pushed, kicked and robbed. she said: tonight, a grieving family wants to know how and why a brooklyn woman died at a coney island hospital. her husband blames hospital staffers claiming that they mocked his wife and then ignored her as she lay dying in the emergency room last month. cbs 2's steve langford reports on this alleged wrongful death. >> she is not hooked up to anything. she hasn't seen no doctor. >> reporter: jorge matos struggling to describe his wife's last hours at the emergency room of coney island hospital a nightmare he says the moment they were rushed here by ambulance.
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her head and the other four emts are tiger had up like a dog. >> reporter: matos along sides an attorney charging malpractice an wrongful death that began they say when staff at the emergency room that the woman was suffering a psychotic reaction to the drug k2 an alleged misdiagnosis accompanying by laughing and giggling on the part of emergency room staffers the husband says. >> the nurse says she look like she has been smoking synthetic weed. >> reporter: it was a possible case of meningitis that went untreated as her condition detieriors rated. a doctor not seeing his wife he charges until after she had her first heart attack in the emergency room. >> from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m., there were five cardiac arrests. >> reporter: the medical examiner's office says the death of the woman is still under investigation. and no conclusions have been made about the cause or manner of her death.
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complaints with the state health department. they left her there to die. >> reporter: coney island hospital not returning our calls for comments. steve langford, cbs 2 news. >> family lawyers say they have not yet filed suit against the hospital for what happened there on february 1. the new york state department of health also has not yet responded to our calls for comment. a woman was mugged at gunpoint outside a green acres mall in valley stream long island. police say the 60-year-old woman was in the macy's parking lot yesterday afternoon when a man armed with a handgun approached her. he demanded her rings that and she gave them up. he ran from the scene. the woman was not hurt. claims of sexual abuse during class at a nassau county school. two females students say their substitute teacher touched them inappropriately. cbs 2's magdalena doris is in port washington with the story. >> he should not be near children. that's really what it is. he should not be near children. >> reporter: court documents say james ervin told victims
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happened. the alleged abuse taking place inside of a classroom during class at a middle school. victims told police that the teacher touched their thigh, pelvis and buttocks and after asking him to stop, investigators say that's when the threats came. after posting bail set at $5,000, he made a quick exit from the nassau county district court house. he has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. his lawyer says the victims aren't being truthful. >> this is a fabrication. it's a complete and total fabrication. it's a bizarre set of circumstances to say the least. >> reporter: parents say it's a reminder to talk to your kids. >> we talked about the fact that there are these people out there and you have to be smart and be aware. >> reporter: the defendant has two orders of protection against him now. the school district says he is no longer working for them.
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island, madalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> he is due back in court march 3. new traffic pattern on the upper west side has drivers upset. it part of the mayor's vision zero plan to make the streets safer for pedestrians. whose bright was this? sonia rincon reports. >> reporter: it's the latest change making it harder for cars to get around manhattan at the intersection known as the lincoln square bowtie. you used to be able to make a left on broadway going down columbus avenue. but now unless you're driving an mta bus you have to keep going south on columbus. we are continuing south on columbus avenue we run into this. construction that's taking up two how late of four lanes and we get stuck in the boat neck. >> it's brutal. i don't know what the mayor is thinking. >> we're balancing greenness and say. there are a lot of different issues. i don't think it's really fully thought through. >> it doesn't make sense. sometimes you have customers and they force you to turn.
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plenty of drivers making the turn anyway. to make things more complicated at this intersection, if you coming south on broadway you can't make a left on 64th street. you see those cardboard covers under the stop light? they used to be turning arrows. a city council member says all these changes are because the bowtie used to have another name in the neighborhood. the suicide knot. >> between 2008 and 2012, there have been over 144 crashes with serious injuries and there was one fatality. so clearly, there was a need to do something. >> reporter: she says the department of transportation brought in street engineers who came up with the redesign but she heard from the drivers who don't like it. >> in fact, i asked the department of transportation to come back and look at that inconvenience and, um, explore ways to fix it. >> reporter: the department of trappings will keep monitoring the changes which are meant to make the whole area safer and less confusing and once the
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is done, it should be smoother. in the lincoln square bowtie, sonia rincon, cbs 2 news. how about a tattoo with your fresh tomatoes? next the grocery store chain considering a tattoo ink aisle. >> a teenaged girl's hair set on fire at school and another student is facing charges. >> a mets player makes history for the wrong reasons. the pitcher banned from baseball forever. >> and coming up on the "cbs evening news," the republican presidential candidates preparing for tomorrow's latest and big debates. >> scott pelley is here now live. hi, scott. >> reporter: great to be with you, kristine and maurice. we are going to have a preview of tomorrow's cbs republican debate. we are going to have the moderator john dickerson on our program today. and we're also going to tell you about a trump ad that was so vindictive, that trump decided to remove it. we'll have that and the rest of the world news all coming up on the "cbs evening news" at 6:30.
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and coming up later at 6:00, coins for a cause.
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now to cbs 2 fuse exclusive. a frightening situation a long island middle after a 14-year- old girl's hair is set on fire allegedly by a classmate.
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year-old boy is accused of bringing a cigarette lighter to class at william paca middle school in shirley this morning. students tell us the boy and his friends were goofing around the corner purposely lit the girl's hair on fire. >> the teacher put it over her head. >> lit her on fire and she was running around because i guess she got mad at her. >> sources tell us the student accused of setting the fire has been suspended for the remainder of the school year. the victim's family plans to file charges. a victory tonight for staten island borough president james otto. a state supreme court judge says that he can proceed with unique street names at a new residential complex. a developer sued otto for names that mean greed, deceit, otto has been a vocal opponent of the complex which was built on the former jesuit retreat. he tried to save it from demolition. how about some tatoos to
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whole foods is considering adding tattoo parlors to new stores targeting young shoppers. it's expected to including suppliers and vendors geared toward millennials. besides tattoo parlors whole foods could also add record shops and body care product lines. the first 365 store opens in los angeles in may. every year, a group of jersey city students opens their hearts and empties their pockets for a cause. a meg baker reports, they may teach us about charity and generosity. >> reporter: their pockets may not be full but their hearts are. these students at a school in jersey city hold a coin drive every year giving what little they may have to a good cause. >> we want to line the walls of the entire school with these hearts. >> reporter: the teacher says she is more amazed each year by their generosity. >> this year we decided to
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our own librarian has a son with this syndrome. >> reporter: it affects 1 in 10,000 births causing birth defects. >> we are overwhelmed with the response. >> reporter: meet her son kyle. >> happy valentine's day! >> happy valentine's day! >> reporter: students were shown a video of his progress. >> inside i wanted to do everything for him. >> reporter: and so the collection began. >> we want i do naturewe want to donate. >> reporter: what did you give up? >> money. >> reporter: how much? >> $50. >> reporter: how did you get that $50. >> reporter: from my christmas money. >> reporter: so you wanted to give it to this special cause? >> yes. >> reporter: very selfless. the sacrifices are far reaching. ariana's father is far away from the family. serving in the army. >> i want to give a shout you to my dad because he gave money to me so i could give it to the charities.
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that they have anages to give and to make the community a better -- an obligation to give and to make the community a better place. >> reporter: a student said the school is like a family and the family supports their own. meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> the students have blown past their goal. they have already raised about $5,000 in just one week. special. special people. >> learning at such a young age that community is everything, right? >> and teaching, right? you can learn that lesson let's check the forecast. lonnie quinn standing by. we have a bone-chilling one this weekend. >> bravo, boys and girls. in the weather, picture outside now look it's cold and going to get colder. you have cloudy skies. 24 degrees. look at that. the wind is coming in from the southwest. so often i talk about the southwest wind being a warming wind. guess what. it is. it's warming us to 24 degrees. when that southwest winds
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wind, that 24 is going to drop precipitously. 24 feeling like 16 right now. for your weekend, 19 on the thermometer for saturday. 17 for your sunday. and again the coldest time period will be late saturday into early sunday where you could be down to 2 degrees in central park. negative numbers for many financial outside the city. speaking of outside the city going skiing for the long weekend, i know a lot of you probably have plans to do just that. it will be feeling like the single digits for saturday and sunday at the slopes in the poconos monday warmer 20 to 25 degrees better snow chance on monday in the poconos. the catskills the same deal. cold saturday and sunday, monday warmer. if you are going to vermont minus 5 to 5 on saturday. minus 10 to 3 on sunday. and then monday 20 to 25. keep in mind it's going to be cold if you are skiing. dress properly. i'm not saying don't go skiing. dress properly, all right? no exposed skin.
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when this little sort of purple line there which shows some decent snow squalls comes through the area, you will see some snow squalls and you're going to watch those temperatures get really cold behind that front. so let's start talking about how we see things working out. some snow squalls as the front comes through. the next storm monday into tuesday. it's impressive. if this gets into our area at any time monday, you're going to hav snow. rain tuesday. it will be too warm. wait until you see what i'm forecasting for tuesday. 50 degrees! we are talking sunday morning at 2 degrees and 50 by tuesday. 4 hours a 48-degree temperature turnaround. all right. there you have it. the cold air is in place for the weekend. no ifs, ands and buts about it. the wind makes it feel worse. we have lots of wind chill advisories and warnings. saturday night into the first
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good. i think. [ laughter ] >> most of it is good. >> thank you. otis is here now with a look ahead at sports. >> the mets are less than a week away from starting spring training but they suffer a big blow and you can close the career on now former met
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career is over. otis is here now. history made in baseball. but not the kind you want to be known for. >> mom and dad are not going to be proud of this as the mets get ready for spring training, to begin next week. henry mejia better get ready for life after baseball. he receives a lifetime ban for his third failed performance- enhancing drugs test. he received his first 80 game suspension in april 2015. upon his return from that suspension in july he was busted a second time which was supposed to be for a full season. but now he gets tested again and tested positive again.
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he is the first person to get a lifetime ban for the performance-enhancing drugs. he was set to make $2.4 million this season. that's gone. henrik lundqvist one game away from breaking mike richter's franchise records for games played by a goalie. he won't do it tonight. he is resting against the kings. the rangers with the morning skate at msg going for their fifth win. and they have been shorthanded. rick nash will miss the 8th game with a bone bruise and mcdonough has a concussion. stepped up. >> guys will get hurt so i have to find a way to win. >> we play hard and for each other. got the bounce. >> the next are represented festivities. kristaps porzingis will take classic. carmelo anthony will play in the all star game on sunday. but the man everyone wants to see and salute kobe bryant and his 20th and final season.
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final all star game. that second most on the all time list. he has won the all star mvp four times. that's tied with bob pettitte's for most all times. he is soaking up his final all star opportunity. >> i'm really just enjoying this whole thing, man, and just, um, being around these players, and talking to 'em one more time and, um, going out and practicing and enjoying that moment in the game. >> if he can get a fifth mvp. i don't know. they will give him a lot of shots i think. cam newton trying to put a cap on the ending to the 2015 season losing the super bowl. the nfl mvp posted a picture on instagram wearing a t-shirt saying i win my way. and a quote from muhammed ali: >> and he promised his carolina panther fans that
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>> i'll be back. >> we'll see. >> thank you. we'll be right back. enfyatrn
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the e e ndofitybos,e afmeofomrc coming up tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00, investigators usually rush to connect the dots after a crime. but now there's technology that could stop suspects before they even start. that's what they tell us. only cbs 2 goes inside this "psychic crime-fighting." >> looking for lingerie for your sweetheart this valentine's day? we'll tell you about finding something that you'll both love coming up at 11. >> glad you read that story. caught on camera. a dog is rescued after spending the night stranded in suffolk county on a marsh. the fire department in north patchogue used a boat to cross ice cold water to a snow- covered island. the dog named mico had been there since last night. after bringing her back to safety she was reunited with her owner nearby. she was cold but okay. >> up next on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley," steve hartman on the road with a man's tribute to enduring love. thanks for joining us.
6:30 pm >> pelley: republicans fight for the christian right and prepare for our cbsdebate. tempers flare between the democrats. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. >> pelley: also tonight, a low blow of cold in much of america. the pope's pilgrimage to mexico. greyhound racing may be neither the end of its run. and steve hartman at a museum of love. >> i built it for other people to see, but it's for me, too. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: now, there are six. the winnowing of republican candidates continued today when dark horse jim gilmore headed for the barn. so a great deal is riding on


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