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it's 4:30, 50 degrees on this thursday, april 21st, a chilly start to the morning, then we're warming up this afternoon with lots and lots of sunshine. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning.
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first a terrifying ordeal for a woman jogging in brooklyn. >> she says a man tried to rape her at knifepoint inside prospect park. now police say the hunt is on for her attacker. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with more. janelle. >>reporter: chris, the good news in this case is that police collected more ef trying to pinpoint where that man is exactly leading to his arrest. it was near this entrance to prospect park that that woman was jogging alone. the man attempted to attack her, but she fought back. surveillance cameras capturing this video of the man they are looking for. you can see him first walking, looking over his shoulder before running from the area near prospect park close to the time of the attack. police released this sketch giving a better snapshot of what he may look like. investigators say it was around 5:15 wednesday morning that the man zeroed in on a 23-year-old woman who was jogging alone near the garfield place in prospect park west entrance.
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from behind, throwing her to the ground and then with a knife in his hand told the woman he was going to rape her. >> this isn't even a secluded area, you know? it isn't even like she was in the woods. scary. >>reporter: police say she tried to fight him off, struggling with her attacker until he eventually gave up an ran away. he's describe as a black man between 5'10", six feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pants with white letters. police spent part of wednesday isolating the crime scene as families played nearby. >> it's hard to believe this happened, actually, because i feel very safe. >>reporter: brooklyn borough president eric adams now urging the community to do their part as investigators look to find this would-be rapist. >> we want to have a very swift and aggressive response, not only from the police department, but from civic and community groups to catch this
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>>reporter: now, investigators say that the woman did cut her finger on that knife during the struggle, but she is expected to make a fug recovery. in the meantime, police have extra patrols in and around prospect park until they find the man they are looking for. reporting live this morning from brooklyn, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> all right, janelle, thank you. time now 4:throovment time for traffic and weather on the 2s. let's get over to john this morning. hi, john. >> hi, chris, good morning, everybody. it's chilly out there. in fact, a little bit of patchy frost north of the city. i know, we're still dealing with that. it will be warmer thatch with a change in the wind. nifty 50 in the city with clear skies. beautiful moon overhead. it's taking off right now. winds are variable at 5. you can see on the radar an satellite we're fine today, but clouds will be on the increase later today. it's pretty mild today, and then we have that chance of some much needed rain on friday. we're not going to get a lot, but it'll definitely be a change in the pattern. 67 at lunchtime, 74 your high for the day, but i think it's a little earlier in the day, and
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little bit more of a role later in the day and overnight tonight. but it's not nighttime yet. i had a helix headache this morning. what else is going on, kyla? >>reporter: a helix headache, interesting. let's start with what's and tomorrow. we've got first avenue that's going to be closed from 42nd street to 48th street. this is also cross street from second avenue to first avenue in the area this. is all due to the signing of the paris climate agreement at the united nations. so you want to expect those closures today and tomorrow. let's head to pleasantville, the saw mill river parkway, it is closed in both directions. this is an ongoing construction project. exits 29 and 27, that's where the area between that is going to have that construction project, so they'll be routing you around that. subway issues this morning, in the bronx, due to a police investigation, there are no 6 trains running between pelham bay park and hunts point avenue in both directions. so just watch out for that as well. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris, over to you >> thank you. new this morning, police in
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stabbing of a cab driver during a robbery. it happened overnight on cedar place. police say the cabbie was found in the street. he was rushed to jacoby medical center in the bronx. no word on his condition. the hunt is on for his attacker. a fire sends clouds of smoke billowing into the air in suffolk county. it started in one home and turned into this massive brush fire. flames spread so quickly crews were battling them from the ground, rooftops and even in the water. this morning the flames are finally under control, but crews will be keeping a close eye on the area. >> cbs 2's lou young record from lindenhurst. >>reporter: at its worst, the air was filld smoke and embers in a brisk changeable wind. five homes went up and a wildlife refuge across a canal was a wall of flames >> it was intense down here. it was like the ashes. the wind changed direction so fast that the ashes -- that the island was on fire, went through the neighborhood and just started lighting stuff up. >>reporter: this is american
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access to great south bay, the nexus of an hours-long fight to keep a full-blown disaster from developing >> nine fire departments, all the fire departments in town from babylon, nassau county, suffolk county marine bureau came, fire boats from all the fire departments came. >>reporter: it started at a house on east santa barbara road, an air conditioner. a woman in the home grabbed her child and ran for their lives >> all of a sudden she yelled it's out of control. at that point i lifted my head and just saw the whole back yard up in flames. >> we just wanted to protect the ajoining houses for exposures. >>reporter: you can see the heat was very intense. it melted this fence, set both houses next door on fire. in this house this, is where keith bush lives. listen to what he found when he went inside. >> i went in to get my phone charger of all things and saw the smoke coming through the walls. >>reporter: he ran for his life. many got out ahead of the flames. many of the homes here are still being restored from superstorm sandy damage.
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spots at sunset, the people in relief >> this is tragic, but it could have been a lot worse. seriously injured. for smoke inhalation. police on staten island say the so-called ninja burglar has confessd to a decades-old crime spree and is expected to plead guilty to charges today. 46-year-old robert costanzo admitted to roughly 150 break- 2005. police say the convicted rapist is also linked to dollar crimes york and connecticut. >> he detailed how he targeted homes between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. under the cover of darkness and checked to see there weren't any outside alarms or sirens. >> and they're standing, facing me -- and there standing me facing me was a ninja, a guy dressed up as a ninja. >> costanzo is charged with only three of the crimes because a statute of limitations expired on the
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now to campaign 2016. all five presidential candidates will be out on the trail today. they're looking for support in a slew of northeastern states holding primaries next week. cbs 2's henna daniels reports. >>reporter: after delivering a toned down victory speech in new york, donald trump return to his outspoken rhetoric in maryland wednesday night. >> we got liin' ted, we have crooked hillary. i won't go over the others because they're now defeated. >>reporter: just 393 delegates shy of clinching the gop nomination, trump has vowed to become more presidential. part of that strategy reportedly involves hiring a speech writer, using a teleprompter and building unity with the republican establishment. ted cruz still hopes to sway party leaders at a contested republican convention. >> at that point it is going to be about to see who can earn the support of a majority of the delegates elected by the people. >> we had a really, really good
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>>reporter: after scoring a decisive win over bernie sanders in new york, democrat hillary clinton campaigned in pennsylvania, saving her toughest jobs for her republican rivals. >> when i hear donald trump and ted cruz talk about international issues, i mean, what they say is not only offensive, it's down right dangerous. >>reporter: the stakes are high for sanders in pennsylvania where polls show he trails clinton by 13%. going forward, the vermont senator would need to win 73% of the remaining delegates to capture the democratic nomination. york. prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison term for disgraced former assembly speaker sheldon silver. in papers filed yesterday, u.s. attorney asked that silver be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison and that would be a record for any new york state legislator. silver was convicted last
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corruption stemming from bribe ire and kickbacks. his sentencing is set for may 3rd. time now 4:39. still ahead here, guns and ammunition taken off the street. >> but that's not all. the nypd makes a major bust in brooklyn. we'll show you what else they discovered. decision is made. >>reporter: and are you going to love it or are you going to list it? >> well, they put their home in the hands of a popular tv show. now they have filed a lawsuit. what this couple says went wrong after the break. consider me your fixer upper. we are going to see the numbers up a bit today. the 70s return. we're dry today, but not for long. we'll talk about those changes coming up.
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right around the bend. at 4:42, traffic an weather on the toll plaza. right now here's john >> good morning, mary. hi, everybody. we've got some cool readings and also, you know, not only do we have 37, this is chrissy, a good point here, i'm calling this a mini drought. yeah. we are going to look at the potential for some rain
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chrissy. and i know we are very dry up north. cool through yonkers there at 48. 48 here too. this is brian, and i like this picture, really pretty skies. i like that in long beach yesterday. you'll see some clouds fill in today. a few more pictures because elaine sent in high five day. it's high five day. that's right. so, yeah, it's also high five day is used to learn about cancer fundraisers as well, kind of taking on that fun old tradition. i know andy has already been out running with gracey the dog under those moonlit skies. in the city right now, moon glow, well, giving way to just plain starlit skies. we are going to see sun. then we see the clouds, and then we've got a little bit of wet weather for your friday afternoon in particular. 50 with winds variable at 5. you know, it is still fire weather, even though there are no fire advisories, with that shift in the wind and low dewpoints, you gotta be safe. 44 in the hamptons, 34 in
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43 in white plains, 47 in greenwich, 37 in edison. that's 6 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. it's another one of these kind of upside down days. you're cooler in the morning, but you'll actually be warmer in the afternoon with the 70s returning. by lunchtime in the city 67, a mix of sun and clouds. and there'll be more clouds filling in. hit your high for the day a little early at 2:00 right around 74 degrees. this is radar and satellite data. you see the wet weather working its way through the lakes. a break right now for houston, but look at that, central texas risk of severe weather with torrential rain pushing through off to the south and east. in our area futurecast shows a dry day today with clouds filling in. an then tomorrow morning, you know, even before lunchtime there could be a stray shower north and west of the city. then what happens, it's into the afternoon and at night where we see the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm. we're not talking about a lot of rain. could be a leftover shower early on your saturday east of
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as far as potential totals, again, you're not looking at a lot, maybe a quarter to half an inch of rain. that's coming in on friday. weekend, though, shaping up nicely. how's the drive shaping up right now. what's going on, kyla? >>reporter: hey, good morning, john. not too bad so far this morning. i don't have any accidents to tell you about. i do have closures. we'll start with today and friday in manhattan. we've got first avenue closed from 42nd to 48th street, as well second to first avenue in the area this. is due to the signing of the paris climate agreement happening at the united nations. so watch out for that today and tomorrow. subway issues, in the bronx, we have a police investigation and that means there are no 6 trains running between pelham bay park and hunts point avenue that. is in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris, over to you >> kyla, thank you. if you're just waking up, here's a look at the stories we're following today. a suffolk county man will be arraigned today for allegedly vandalizing a shrine.
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was arrested yesterday. he damaged glass displays at st. jude's church last december. two new york city police detectives are indicted on assault charges. they're accused of beating a postal worker in corona, queens last october. careem baker was hurt. he says he was targeted for unwittingly giving directions to a gunman who murdered two new york city police officers. a coalition of groups, car- free nyc partners will rally in times square today. they're asking new yorkers to leave their car home tomorrow, earth day and find another way to commute. police say a tip about illegal credit card skimmers led them to a stash of guns in 47. cbs 2's trace carasco got a glimpse of just how dangerous the weapons can be. >>reporter: a sheepshead bay, brooklyn apartment, the site of a credit card operation busted by the nypd early tuesday morning. more than 100 forged credit cards and skimming devices,
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five illegal handguns and rounds of ammunition. most alarming, police found a loaded ak-47. >> what make this is rifle so dangerous is the select fire, the ability to shoot full automatically. as long as you hold the trigger back, the gun will fire. >>reporter: the nypd arrest a man and two women and say they're seeing more and more of these financial criminals with a stash of dangerous weapons. >> it is drug cartels, there's organized crime, you know. the way they can smuggle in drugs, they can smuggle in illegal guns. >>reporter: nypd detective robert gasberry from the firearms and tactics section says these deadly weapons in the wrong hans can be devastating. >> this is a threat not only to the police, who are responding to the scene, even to the neighborhood itself. it could go right through a building into someone's bedroom, someone's dining room, a kitchen. it's a very powerful weapon. [ gunshot ] >>reporter: in an exclusive demonstration at broadman's fire and range in the bronx, we
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these ak-47s can cause and how powerful they are. [ gunfire ] >>reporter: they can shoot dozens of rounds in a matter of seconds, even from far distances. take a look as detective gasberry fires at this piece of steel. the ak-47 pierces right through it. [ bunter ] >>reporter: a critical job as the nypd works to get these illegal assault rifles off the streets. all three people arrested here face a number of charges for the weapons, forgery devices and stolen property. reporting from sheepshead bay, brooklyn, tracey carrasco, cbs 2 news. money watch, stock futures higher today after gains on wall street yesterday. financial and energy companies led the way, giving the stock market its third positive session in a row. the dow jones industrial average was up 42 points, the nasdaq composite added 7. the s&p rose by over one. a popular home renovation show is being sued by a couple
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dina murphy and tim sullivan said they turnd to "love it or list it" when the couple decided toification fix up their home. they say the remodeling was diastrous and used to create a stage set for the television series. >> we took out a substantial loan for this, and put in some of our own money. >> for the homeowners here this, is a renovation project, and for big coat it's a tv show. what we allege is that big coat hired contractors who did substandard work. >> the couple's lawsuit also claims the subcontractor only received about $85,000 an that the production company pocket the rest. toronto bay's big coat production said it completed more than 250 renovations without any issue and that the claim is in no way supported by any of the facts in the case. time now 4:49. still ahead we head to chelsea for this week's dining deal. first, queen elizabeth celebrating her 90th birthday. what royal fans are doing today
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that's next. we'll get you another check of traffic and weather on
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that's next. am we welcome you back on this thursday, april 21st. it is 50 degrees out there at 4:51. going to be another nice day as we show you a little times square to welcome you back to the broadcast this morning. well, today queen elizabeth is celebrating a major milestone. it is her 90th birthday. buckingham palace has issued three portraits by photographer andy lebowitz to mark the occasion. one shows the queen surrounded by seven grandchildren and great grandchildren, including 11-month-old princess charlotte who she holds in her arms. another shows the queen walking the grounds of windsor castle with four of her beloved dogs. the fourth features her with her daughter anne, the princess royal. at 4:52, we expect some artifacts, mr. elliot. >> oh! that's all you really have to do.
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as the u.n. is in town, that's great if they just tuned in. hello, moon. book at that beautiful pink moon. hello. we've got some clear skies now to enjoy the moon and stars, but the clouds will fill in later today. there's a little bit of frost out there as well circling the city until 8:00 a.m. told but it yesterday. so it's a chilly start, but then the 70s with lingering sunshine tomorrow, warmer, but it turns wet, and then an early shower threat on saturday, rest of the weekend looks pretty good. i hope your commute looks pretty good, so we'll toss it over to kyla. >>reporter: why, thank you. good morning, everyone. well, i am happy to tell you i don't have any accidents to tell you about so far. but we do have in pleasantville the saw mill river parkway closed in both directions between exits 29 and 27. it's a long-term construction project, so drivers will be detoured onto marble avenue to get you around that. alternate side parking is in effect today citywe. chris and mary, so far good. >> all right, thanks, kyla. time now 4:53. in our next half hour, big changes coming to the 20 dollar bill.
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let the sun shine in. it's all good. blinds to go. blinds for life. from fresh produce to destination restaurants, one of the most eclectic hubs for food in new york is the chelsea market. >> cbs 2's tony tantillo heads to a spot serving up dishes with locally-sourced ingredients for decades. it's this week's "dining deal." >>reporter: the green table is called chelsea market, home for over 20 years and the commitment to the freshest local foods, combining tasty, imagineitive dishes has never waiverred. i'm a big fan of your place >> thank you. >> i really am. you take this to a whole different level. no compromise. >>reporter: their menu is a reflection of what's available in the markets around new york and they serve them well. it's clean, it's refreshing. you got the formula down. >> thank you. >>reporter: you really do. >> we've been doing it for 35 years.
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20 years here in chelsea market. let's start with this mushroom dish because i would have started on it, it's that good. the mushrooms in this $22 dish are sourced from brooklyn, along with local cheddar and fresh pea shoots. and the palenti, that's the main thing. >>reporter: but the mushrooms the way you cooked them in the palenta, everything is so smooth ap so beautiful together. look at this beet salad. this beautiful salad has a great combination of textures and flavors. >> she's doing kind of a lime yogurt under that and, again, some local greens. >>reporter: it's a must-try for $14. and take a look at these deviled eggs. they're a favorite here for $12, the colorful offerings and unusual flavors change with the seasons and what's available in the market. >> this is a san witch. this right now we're doing this fish. >>reporter: this huge fried fish offering will easily feed two for $23. the catch changes daily with whatever is coming in fresh. desserts are also fresh and
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i had my eye on this green tea cake. >> good to see you. >> green table is located at 75 9th avenue in the chelsany market in manhattan. they're open everyday for lunch and din ever. >> check out our website, cbs2newyork for recipes for the best buys and olive oil he uses in his hair >> he's awms looking great. at 4:57, this morning's top stories, including fierce flames on long island, at least four homes destroyed by fire. we are live with an update. plus a safety alert in brooklyn. the new video police want you to see of a man who tried to assault a woman in prospect park. and later a drug tunnel uncovered, an incredible look inside the longest drug tunnel ever found on the california/mexico border.
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begins in 90 seconds. 50 degrees at 5:00 on this thursday, april 21st. we have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, you could see smoke for miles. we are live on long island where a brush fire has destroyed homes. and a major money makeover. how soon before you'll see a new face on your 20 dollar bills. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. this morning fire departments across the tri- state area are on high alert because after windy an bone dry day out there. >> the weather made it harder
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fire in suffolk county that leveled several homes last night. cbs 2's allana gold is live in lindenhurst with a look at all the damage. allana. >>reporter: mary, today firefighters are keeping a very close eye on this will neighborhood to make sure this fire doesn't flare up. we want to show you the damage. take a look. the flames jumped from home to home and this is what's left of one of them. you can see it's a giant pile of rubble and several families here have lost everything. chopper 2 capture the wall of flames as they torched this lindenhurst neighborhood and quickly spread to a wildlife refuge, the air filled with thick smoke and embers swirling in the brisk changeable wind. a total of five homes damaged, at least two charred and destroyed. >> oh, it was intense down here. it was like the ashes -- the wind changed direction so fast that the ashes -- that the iron was on fire, came through the neighborhood and just started lighting stuff up. >>reporter: this picture shows the home on east santa barbara road where the fire started from an electrical short in a
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a mother inside grabbed her child and they ran out immediately. >> and all of a sudden they yelled it's out of control, and at that point i lifted my head and i just saw the whole back yard up in flames. >>reporter: the heat from those flames so intense they melted the siding of keith bush's place. he was here at the time. >> i went in to get my phone charger of all things, and i saw smoke coming through the walls. >>reporter: he escaped as fast as he could. many of the homes here are still being restored after superstorm sandy. fire crews worked for hours in this area lined with canals, hosing down properties an the dry brush to prevent a full- blown disaster >> this is tragic, but it could have been a lot worse. >>reporter: and after this, firefighters will stay on high alert today with more wind projected and no rain, perfect conditions for another brush fire. and here's another live look at the damage from yesterday's fire, just an incredible scene and certainly a big mess to deal with in this neighborhood. fortunately no one was hurt. we're live in lindenhurst this
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it's 5:02 right now. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> hey, good morning, chris. the national weather service has posted what they call a special weather statement. a special weather statement is just shy of an advisory, watch or warning. but they are alerting us to the fact of southwest winds filling in 20, 25, 30 miles an hour and low dewpoints. so the risk of fire spreading is high again taw. right now it is quiet, it is clear, it is comfortable. 49. it's chilly, though sicialging the city where we have some patchy frost. why? no insulating blanket, that heat escaping. so you'll start with a chill. that wind out of the southwest, though, will warm us up. we're back in the 70s. maybe not by lunchtime, but i think early in the afternoon when you hit your high of 74, then clouds take over tonight. tell you what, kyla taking over for alex for a bit. what's going on, kyla? >>reporter: i am. good morning, everybody. some closures to tell you about today and tomorrow in manhattan. we've got first avenue that's going to be closed from 42nd to 48th street as well as the cross street from second to first avenue in the area.
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signing of the paris climate agreement at the united nations. so that would be a good area to steer clear of if you can. then lets head to pleasantville this morning. we got the saw mill river parkway closed in both directions. this is between exits 29 and 27. you know this if you drive this road because it's a long-term construction project. so they'll get you around that this morning too, a detour for you there. let's take a live look outside, moving well at the lincoln tunnel. that's pretty good. we had an accident earlier on the way to the tunnel. but so far so good. the gw bridge clear as well and the holland tunnel looking good too. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris, over to you >> thank you. new this morning, police in yonkers investigating the stabbing of a cab driver during a robbery. it happened overnight on cedar place. police say the cabbie was found in the street. he was rushed to jacoby medical center in the bronx. no word on his condition. the hunt is on for the attacker. a manhunt is on this morning in brooklyn after a jogger says she managed to escape a violent attacker. >> she says a man tried to rape her at knifepoint inside prospect park.
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with more from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, already this morning we've seen quite a few people walking and jogging outside of prospect park here. it was this very time yesterday morning that that woman was here alone, that man attacked her. she fought back, and this morning police have released new clues, hoping it will lead to an arrest. surveillance cameras capturing this video of the man they are looking for. you can see him first walking, looking over his shoulder before running from the area near prospect park, close to the time of the attack. police released this sketch, giving a better snapshot of what he may look like. investigators say it was around 5:15 wednesday morning that the man zeroed in on a 23-year-old woman who was jogging alone near the garfield place and prospect park west entrance. detectives say he attacked her from behind, throwing her to the ground and then with a knife in his hand told the
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>> this isn't even a secluded area, you know, it's not like she was in the woods. this is scary. >>reporter: police say the woman tried to fight him off, struggling with her attacker until he eventually gave up and ran away. he's described as a black man between 5'10", six feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pants with white lettering. police spent part of wednesday isolating the crime scene as families played nearby. >> it's hard to believe this happened, actually because i feel very safe. >>reporter: brooklyn borough president eric adams now urging the community to do their part as investigators work to find this would-be rapist. >> we want to have a very swift and aggressive response, not only from the police department, but from civic and community groups to catch this person. >>reporter: now, police say that the victim did cut her finger as she struggled to get away from that suspect.
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up patrols in and around prospect park as they continue their search for the attacker. reporting live this morning from park slope, brooklyn, janelle burrellcious cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. a long island man is facing charges this morning in connection with a row rage incident at a hicksville mall. police say 58-year-old robert la bellea cut off a car while shouting obscenities and then rushed up to the family inside the vehicle. investigators say la bellea attacked a man in his kids and sprayed them with pepper spray at hicksville's broadway mall on tuesday. >> he did spray pepper mace in the vehicle which hit the occupant of the vehicle, his 19- year-old daughter which was in the passenger seat an his 14- year-old son which was in the passenger seat rear. >> my client may have accidentally cut some people off and they chased him and got out of their vehicle and started attacking him. >> mace is legal whens used in self defense. but because of the way la bellea allegedly used it, he is
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possession of a weapon in addition to assault. the city council has approve add plan to turn brooklyn's east new york into a mixed income area. it is the first of mayor de blasio's 15 proposed neighborhood rezonings to create affordable housing. the east new york plan is expected to create 1,300 affordable apartments over the next two years. they'll go to families making between $23,000 and $70,000 a year. critics say far more market created that affordable units resulting in displaced families. the flint, michigan water crisis is now a criminal case. two state workers and a city official have been charged with official misconduct, evidence tampering and other offenses. they're the first to face charges tied to the water contamination. a river was never treated causing lead to dissolve from old pipes. michigan's attorney general says the charges are just the beginning of a lengthy investigation. former champion wrestler known as china has been found dead in her california home. joanie lori rose to fame in the
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back in 1997. she was famously dub the 9th wonder of the world during her time with the world wrestling federation. she was found yesterday in her redondo beach home. no cause of death was released. she was 45 years old. time now 5:08. still ahead, polling problems. >> it was just a really discouraging moment for me, and, yeah, i just felt kind of robbed of my vote. >> names left off the rolls, voters confused, reports of some serious problems at the polls. will the board of elections be ready for the next big vote in plus remarkable video of a hidden drug tunnel. how this hole in the ground has turned historic. well, we're not going to be breaking any records today, but we are going to be above normal once again. need a jacket out the door, definitely. you can lose them later. need those shades.
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well, today queen elizabeth is celebrating a major milestone. it's her 90th birthday. she plans to mark the day with a walk about near her main residence in windsor west of london before lighting a beacon relay in the evening. let's see. thousands are expected to gather to mark her birthday today. very big celebration. a couple of officials portraits with her accordingies taken a while ago and with her daughter, anne. >> and with her great grandchildren >> the picture of charlotte and george. >> and the little one holing the purse. just too cute.
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looks great, doesn't she? >> she does look great. 5:12. how about we talk traffic and weather on the 2 snz >> she's not going to be riding in a helicopter with daniel craig, maybe doing a little skydiving? wasn't that great? i loved t. here's the deal, so we are going to be looking at warmer conditions today. it's a bit breezy today. so it's a little bit more dynamic. what will happen gradually is dewpoints will creep up overnight. that will prime the atmosphere for some of that rain we desperately need rolling in tomorrow. outside right now, it is pretty quiet. there's that moon. hello, moon glow. so yesterday i mentioned moon glow, and i think it was bob on facebook was saying he had a favorite version of moon glow and we were talking about music and how the moon has inspired some beautiful music. so there you go. and we're not even talking "moon river." now see all the moon songs are coming into your head. clear and 49, wind out of the west at 8 miles an hour. and now you've got "moon river" stuck in your head. 48 in greenwich, 35 in danbury. look at 34 in morristown, up to
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upper 30s for the jersey shore. but there's all this warm air here. pittsburgh down to charleston, over into and through the ohio valley, they're a lot warmer today. we're going to tap into some of that. so even though it's cooler out the door right now, it's going to be warmer this afternoon. so you'll see, well, not exactly 70 by lunchtime, but i think the low- to mid-70s early in the afternoon, and then it's a nice retreat and very mild overnight, over 10 degrees above normal. sun is up 6:07. not a record. sets at 7:42. what we haven't seen, though, is any rain. eight dry days this. will be nine. we don't see rain today or tonight. it's coming tomorrow and not a lot, but we need a lot for the season. we're over five inches below normal. we'll bounce back as far as the temperatures, but we're staying dry. another facebook fan won tickets, box tickets to the yankees tonight, so that's going to be great. and, you know, numbers are going to be nice tonight. it's wetter in the afternoon,
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shower in the morning tomorrow. there's a better chance in the afternoon. have to leave the chance of a shower early in the morning for your saturday, especially if you're heading out to the east end. remember that. heading out east you'll see some wet weather to start, and then it's an improving scene for your saturday, pretty nice. cooler sunday with an ocean breeze, and then monday right now just a little cooler right around 63. hopefully not too slow as you head out the door. what's going on, kyla? >>reporter: not too bad. you may be singing "moon river" or another moon song this morning as you take your ride. today and tomorrow in manhattan, first avenue will be closed from 42 n to 48th street as well as cross streets from second to first avenue in the area. all of this is due to the signing of the paris climate agreement. it's happening at the united nations. now, having said that, mass transit might be your best bet today. and taking a look at mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule for metro north, your path trains looking good, new jersey transit and also long island railroad. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. mary. >> kyla, thank you. an investigation under way
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elections following widespread complaints of voting problems in tuesday's primary. as cbs 2's hazel sanchez reports, the state attorney general is now launching a probe along with the city comptroller. >>reporter: the new york primary was a big day for the candidates, but an even more meaningful day for 36-year-old tommy hartong of ridgewood, queens who registered to vote for the very first time after he says he finally found a candidate he supported. >> i was approved in their system, i got an approval letter. i registered to vote with the democratic party and i went to the poll station and i wasn't in the book. >>reporter: hartong wasn't the only one with issues. the new york attorney general's office says it received more than 1,000 complaints about voting you irregularities. several viewers sounded off on the cbsnewyork facebook page like ra dl mona who posted voteed in brooklyn, they couldn't find me. i voted for 40 years straight. ryan wrote, couldn't vote because they drop my name from
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active registered voter at the pathetic. >> it was just a really discouraging moment for me, and, yeah, i just felt kind of robbed of my vote. >>reporter: other viewers complained about missing ballots, polling site changes without notification and polls closing early. to that the director for the board of elections, michael ryan says: >> any of those issues are absolutely, 100% regrettable. we do a post-election analysis after every election to make sure that the problems of the past are not repeated in the future. >>reporter: to ensure mistakes aren't repeated, city comptroller scott stringer says he will audit the board of elections. >> thousands of people were disenfranchised, up to 125,000 people were purged from the voter rolls. this is not the way to conduct an election. >> purged is the wrong word. >>reporter: ryan says the voters were removed from the roll because they move out of the borough or were classify as inactive after changing addresses or failing to vote in
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not properly reregistering by the march 30 deadline. bottom line you feel the system is flawed? >> yeah, uh-huh, for sure. >> the board of elections is made up of 10 commissioners, two from each of the five boroughs chosen by the democratic and republican parties. volkswagen is set to announce a deal with the u.s. government over an emissions testing scandal. the company will reportedly shell out more than $1 billion to compensate car owners. the deal comes after volkswagen admitted that nearly 600,000 diesel cars were rigged to cheat emissions tests. no comment yet from major league pitcher kurt schilling on being fired by espn. schilling lost his job as a baseball analyst after a controversial post on facebook. schilling shared a picture view as insensitive to transgender people. it shows a man wearing a wig and references letting him into a rest room with your daughter. this controversy grew, schilling says he didn't post the picture and only made a comment about the basic functionality of men's and
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suspended by the network after he shared a post comparing muslims to nazis. federal agents say it's the longest drug tunnel ever found along the california/mexico border. take a look inside. it's nearly a half mile long, running from tijuana to san diego. it has a ventilation system, lights, even an elevator on the mexican side. the elevator rose into a closet in a house. agents seized nearly $1 million of marijuana and cocaine. 13 people have been arrest so far. ahead in our next half hour, bill bombshell, the price of owning a home is never cheap. why the consequences of missing a payment can sometimes be devastating. and a major money makeover. how soon before you'll see harriet tubman on your 20 dollar bill. and we'll get another check
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the 2s next. would you look at that. beautiful sight this morning. 5:22, it's 49 degrees outside right now. a live look outside. we welcome you back to cbs 2 news this morning. >> spring has officially sprung in central park. the bethesda fountain was turned on yesterday, the angel of the water stands on top of the striking fountain. it was built in honor of the chrome water system which first brought fresh water to the city in 1842. you can find it in the middle of the park on the north side of 72nd street. >> make sure you keep your feet out of there, folks. plenty of that during the course of the summer, right, johnny? 5:22 right now, time for
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>> it was such a beautiful moment. >> keep your feet out of there. >> keep your feet out of there. hey, hello, moon. it's like a little blanket, like a little silk pillow, just like my pillow and a moon resting on top of it. clear and 49. around the area it is cooler. we've got 34 in summit, 30 in toms river, but it's going to be cooler along the coast, particularly with that southwest wind filling in. so south shore there's going to be maybe a 10-degree spread from temperatures inland to right along the south shore, but then we warm up even more on friday. don't forget, though, friday, you're going to need that rain gear. remember that? it's been a while, but it's back in the forecast tomorrow. hey, let's kind of forecast the ride with kyla. >>reporter: lealts do it. thank you, john. good morning, everyone. well, we do have a road closure to tell but. this is in pleasantville and the saw mill river parkway is closed in both directions. it's between exits 29 and 27, a long-term construction project an drivers are going to be detoured onto marble avenue.
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is still moving well at grand central parkway, so far so good there. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. the rangers are back on the ice tonight. >> the islanders try to bill a big lead in their series against the panthers. here's otis with your cbs 2 sports update. >>reporter: good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the yankees try to avoid the sweep by the a's, the rangers in an all- important game 4 against the penguins. islanders going for the straggle hold on the panthers. 2-2. midway through the 3rd, petrovich winds up being the game winner. series tied 2-2. yankees and a's at the stadium. ragoreis gets the party started in the 2 n inning. solo home run. jumping ahead to the 7th, yankees down 3-1. hicks hits, 5- 5, double play. dee dee is tagged out. the yankees lose 5-2. mets and phillies 4-4 in the 11th inning. two on and david wright, the runner is safe at 1st, so the game is over.
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i'm otis livingston. that's your cbs 2 sports update. changes on the way to the 20 dollar bill. the face of abolitionist harriet tubman will replace alexander hamilton. more from cbs 2's weijia jiang. >>reporter: abolitionist harriet tubman will soon be the new face of the 20 dollar bill. treasury secretary jack lew says hearse is an american story >> a woman can grow up as a slave, remain illitterrate and through her heroism and her vision and her determination help to change the course of this country. >>reporter: tub man escaped slavery in 1849, then helped others to freedom through the underground railroad. she later became a member of the sufferrage movement. >> someone who is a freedom fighter who freed so many people who were in bondage. she is our moses. >>reporter: the move is a victory for barbara ortiz
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womenon20s.org. but she wants the bills in circulation by 2020, the centennial of voting rights for women. >> the federal reserve has a huge stake in this and they need to put it on the front burner. >>reporter: in june the treasury department announced it would put a woman on the front of the 10 dollar bill, moving alexander hamilton to the back. but the huge success of hamilton, the musical which just won a pulitzer prize may have let him keep center stage. >>reporter: hamilton's new popularity aside, jackson's legacy has its own problems >> in part because of enforcement of the indian removal act of 1830, he was a slave owner and moreover, there was no contemporary broadway play about andrew jackson. >>reporter: that's just fine with fans who are paying benjamins to see hamilton. iwoweijia jiang, cbs news, new york. >> the new design should be finished by 2020. that just so happens to be the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote and
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will feature eleanor roosevelt. >> i'll give you this 20 if you give me that 20. >> john elliot provided these. you can see they're big enough, but a little replica of what it's going to look like. we'll check in with him in just a minute. 5:26. still ahead, a spike in taxi- related robberies in queens. we'll show you the new surveillance video that could lead to an arrest. plus this: >>reporter: police this morning releasing surveillance video of the man wanted for attacking and attempting to park. we'll have those images coming up in a live report. >>reporter: today firefighters are on high alert for brush fires with wind and dry conditions. we'll show you the incredible damage that one of those fires just caused in suffolk county. and the consequences of an unpaid utility bill. how that missed payment could cost you your entire home.
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explain right after this. it is 5:30, 49 degrees on this thursday, april 21st. a warmer day ahead with highs in the 70s. traffic and weather on the 2s coming your way in just a moment. >> great weather to celebrate queen elizabeth's 90th birthday. we'll head live to england for
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what start as a house fire quickly burned out of control in suffolk county. the flames are now out, but could it start up again? new clues in the attempted rape of a woman who was jogging in what is considered a safe area. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. a terrifying ordeal for a woman out for a jog. >> she says a man tried to rape her in prospect park. now the hunt is on for her attacker. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, this is a very popular park for people to run and jog in the morning. it was actually around this time yesterday that that woman was alone when that suspect attacked her. now this morning police have released new clues, hoping it will lead to an arrest. surveillance cameras capturing this video of the man they are looking for. you can see him first walking, looking over his shoulder before running from the area near prospect park close to the time of the attack.
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giving a better snapshot of what he may look like. investigators say it was around 5:15 wednesday morning that the man zeroed in on a 23-year-old woman who was jogging alone near the garfield place and prospect park west entrance. detectives say he attacked her from behind, throwing her to the ground and then with a knife in his hand told the woman he was going to rape her. >> this isn't even a secluded area, you know. it's not like she was in the woods. this is scary. >>reporter: police say the woman tried to fight him off, struggling with her attacker until he eventually gave up and ran away. he's described as a black man between 5'10" and six feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pants with white lettering. police spent part of wednesday isolating the crime scene as families were nearby. >> it's hard to believe this happened, actually. because i feel very safe. >>reporter: brooklyn borough president eric adams now urging
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as investigators work to find this would-be rapist. >> we want to have a swift and aggressive response, not only from the police department, but from civic and community groups to catch this person. >>reporter: now, as police continue their search for the suspect, they have stepped up patrols in and around prospect park. reporting live this morning from park slope, brooklyn, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. at 5:32, let's get to your traffic and weather on 2s, see how we're doing out there today >> today is going to be a pretty nice day. the southwest wind is going to warm us up. again, we're going to jump back into the 70s. the only concern, nag that i am, you know, it's fire weather, even though there's no red flag fire warning posted, weather service alerting us to the fact a southwest wind, low dewpoints, i mean, it is fire weather in the sense that anything that starts would spread quickly. 49, but we're waking up to that beautiful moon and then the sun- kissed skies.
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today, and that chance of rain, which we need, is in the works on friday. friday afternoon that, could be a little slow. not a lot of rain, but that would slow you down. it's been so long since we've seen any rain, that first initial mixing, very slippery. so make sure you're ready for friday. better chance in the city in the afternoon >> thank you, john. let's get to traffic this morning >>reporter: yes. so the roads are dry and i have to tell you we're doing very well out there. i don't want to curse it or anything, but we don't have any accidents to tell you about. today and tomorrow in manhattan, first avenue will be closed from 42nd to 48th street. as well we've got the cross streets from second avenue to first avenue in the area closed as well due to the signing of the paris climate agreement, all of it happening at the united nations. so today and tomorrow mass transit may be your best bet to get around. we look at mass transit, everything is on or close to schedule. looking good on metro north, your path trains, new jersey transit and long island railroad. so far so good. we're going to try and keep it that way for you this morning. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you.
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tri-state area are keeping a close eye on the windy conditions this morning. >> yesterday clouds of smoke could be seen for miles after a house fire quickly spread in suffolk county. cbs 2's allana gold is live in lindenhurst with a look at all of the homes damaged. allana. >>reporter: mary, first we want to tell you that we are already dealing with a little bit of wind today and firefighters do have some concerns if it picks up today. but we want to show you what this neighborhood is dealing with this morning. take a look. the wind carried this fire from home to home. two of these houses are now condemned, one of them was just leveled, and you can see that it's a giant pile of rubble. fortunately no one was hurt. chopper 2 captured the wall of flames as they torched this lindenhurst neighborhood and quickly spread to a wildlife refuge, the air filled with thick smoke and embers swirling in the brisk changeable wind. a total of five homes damaged, at least two charred and destroyed. >> ohs, it was intense down here. it was like the ashes -- the
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that the ashes -- that the island was on fire, went through the neighborhood an just started lighting stuff up. >>reporter: this picture shows the house on east santa barbara road where the fair started in an -- where the fire started from a short in the wall- mounted air conditioner. a mother grabbed her child and ran out immediately. >> she said it was out of control. at that point i lifted my head and saw the whole back yard was up in flames. >>reporter: the heat of those flames so intense they memented place. >> i went in to get my phone charger of all things and saw the smoke coming through the walls. >>reporter: he escaped as fast as he could. many of the homes here are still being restored after superstorm sandy. fire crews worked with those lined >> it could have been a lot worse. >>reporter: after this firefighters will stay on high alert today with more wind projected and no rain, perfect conditions for another brush fire. and back out here live where
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sandy have lost everything again after this fast-moving fire. firefighters tell us they're keeping a very close eye on this area today to make sure there are no problems. we're live in lindenhurst this morning, allana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. this morning police have released new video of the two men they say are robbing taxi drivers in several queens neighborhoods, including richmond hill and jamaica. they say in many of the cases, 14 cases they approach the drivers after they've hopped out of the cabs. police say they flash a gun, demand cash and run off with the driver's money. they're accused of stealing nearly $6,000 and several credit cards and phones since march 3rd. police say a man broke into a queens construction site and made off with copper pipe and electrical wire. investigators have released this surveillance video. it happened on 31st street avenue in astoria back on april 7th at about 4:00 in the morning. police say the men gained access by climbing over a fence. prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison term for disgraced former speaker sheldon silver. in papers, the d.a.
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to at least 15 years in prison. that would be a record for any new york state legislator. silver was convicted last november on seven counts of corruption, stemming from bribery and kickbacks. his sentencing is set for may 3rd. police on staten island say the so-called ninja burglar has confessd to a decades-old crime spree and is expected to plead guilty to charges today. investigators say 46-year-old robert costanzo admitted to roughly 150 break-ins on staten island since 2005. police say the convicted rapist is also linked to similar crimes in new jersey, upstate new york and connecticut. >> he detailed how he targeted homes between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. under the cover of darkness and checked to see there weren't any outside alarms or sirens. >> and they're standing, facing me was a ninja, a guy dressed up as a ninja. >> costanzo is charged with only three of the crimes because the statute of
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other burglaries. a law requiring all new police vehicles in new jersey be be equipped with cameras has been struck down by a state panel. the council on local mandates has ruled that the law passed in 2014 is unconstitutional. the panel cited the financial burden the demand would place on local governments. new this morning, a chemical plant blast in mexico that left three people dead is under control at this hour. the explosion at pemex yesterday afternoon injured more than 100 workers and sent plumes of toxic chemicals into the air. it happened in the gulf state vera cruz and could be felt for miles. 88 of the 136 people injured remain hospitalized. late last night. area classes at schools have been canceled for today. no word on what caused the blast. schools in new jersey are expecting to resume park testing today after a problem yesterday. a computer glitch prevented student from logging into the exams. the company that administers the test has solved the problem and apologized, but the state
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the shutdown and delay quote, totally unacceptable." coming up, does the cost of rent take a chunk out of your income? you're not alone. wait until you hear how much the average new yorker is paying. fnchts you're in need of a better pay check, we've got the list of the highest paying companies out there. and the queen of england celebrating her 90th birthday today. we'll take you live there for an update on the festivities. don't forget, you can connect with us during the show, all day long. you can head out to facebook and give us a shout or on twitter.
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feel free to reach out to us. time nor traffic and weather on the 2s. look who's here >> well, i'm happy to be here too. hi, mary, hi, everybody. so we have some -- you know, it's one of these days it's going to be a little bit upside down. it starts with some chilly readings. and i know claire in yonkers, she's not crazy about the chill in the morning.
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and here we are again today. it's -- about it yesterday and here we are today. jean has 49 in plainfield, beautiful moonlit skies, but 6 degrees cooler than it was yesterday morning. that's right. we are going to be cooler out the door, but warmer this afternoon, and then quite mild tonight. wow! that's pretty. i just think that is so pretty. going to see the moon give way to glorious sun, the graduated effect, almost like a prism in the heavens there as you see a little bit of scattering and that accounts for the change in light and what your eye reads in the sky. my, my. 49. wind out of the west at 8. what will happen during the course of the day wind will strengthen and be out of the southwest. you see that warm air kind of pumped into the area. that said, south nassau, south suvfolk, you're going to see shore. jersey shore southwest wins. actually quite delightful for you. that's the way the geography works.
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into some of that cooler air over the sound. 67 at lunch, 74 your anticipated high in the city. that would be in the afternoon. some clouds start to fill in. that tree pollen is killing you. i know it's uncomfortable. it's great. i love the buds, i love this time of year. gotta make sure you're ready for it today. there's some relief tomorrow with a little bit of rain. there's no rain in the area right now. there's no rain in the forecast today. it's well off to the west. this thing, area of high pressure is actually going to break down and that will usher in the chance for rain. unfortunately rain also pushing through drenched texas. they'll see more heavy rain, potentially damaging winds as well. futurecast, you're fine on your thursday. did you see that one little shower there trying to break through? by friday morning we see some showers north and west of the city best candidates, but it's broken. sadly this front is going to lose a lot of its energy as it pushes into this dry air mass, but we'll leave the chance of a shower or even an gleelt isolated thunderstorm in the
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friday afternoon and friday night. then saturday morning is a little bit more in play. these are early morning hours saturday, early morning hours on saturday, but you could see a leftover shower to start your day saturday, then saturday shapes up, warms back up to 69, cooler sunday and monday kind of a wildcard day. could be a little warmer than 63. but make sure you're ready for a warm one today. let's get you ready for your ride with kyla. >>reporter: yes, let's do t. thank you, john. good morning, everybody. well, we are starting to warm up. unfortunately we do have an accident to tell you about this morning. and this one is in queens. we have an accident with an overturned vehicle, closing the exit ramp from the eastbound grand central parkway. let's take a live look outside in new jersey, and we do have the new jersey turnpike moving well past newark. not bad, newark liberty airport, no delays on the garden state parkway on route 1 and 9 as well. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris and mary, over to you >> okay, kyla, thank you. which companies pay their workers the highest salary?
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more expensive. cbs 2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. jill, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. stocks continue to climb, the dow is now up 4% for the year. yesterday better than-than- expected ernlings from american express helped push up the dow. the dow jumps 42 point, the nasdaq rose about seven. the average price of a home is going up and more of them are being sole. the national association of realtors found that the biggest jumps were in the northeast and midwest. nationwide the median price in march was nearly $223,000. that's an increase of 5.7% from a year ago. and tech companies dominate a new list of america's best- paying employers, taking 20 of the top 25 spots. the median worker at google, facebook an twitter all make over $150,000 a year. that is according to a institutey from glass door. the top-paying company, though, is a consulting firm based in
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visa is the only finance- related company to make that list. chris and mary. >> all right, jill, thanks so much. well, festivities are under way in the u.k. as queen elizabeth celebrates her 90th birthday. >> royal fans gathering early outside windsor castle to catch a glimpse of her majesty. cbs 2's vila marx joins us. good morning, good afternoon. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. hundreds of people are now waiting outside this 1,000- -year-old castle hoping to catch a glimpse of elizabeth as she goes on a walk about in about an hour's time. yesterday we got a chance to witness her crowd-pleasing appeal up close. >>reporter: the birthday celebrations began a day early as queen elizabeth made some royal visits around windsor. she'll save the pomp and ceremony for the official bash in june when the weather tends to be warmer. >> oh, yay. >>reporter: the royal fans still showed up to wish the queen well. >> it was amazing.
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>> because it was amazing. >> first time we've actually seen her. so we're very delighted. >> very worth it. >>reporter: the queen will stay busy for the next six weeks making stops around the country to celebrate her birthday. a new poll shows 70% of britts hope queen elizabeth will stay on the thrown as long as possible. she's been queen for more than 64 years, the longest reigning monarch in british history. a moment ago she promised she would not retire. >> i stand before you all with my life, whether it be long or short, shab devoted to your service. >>reporter: the queen will mark another big milestone next year with her husband prince philip when the two of them celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. chris and mary, prince philip now 94 years old will be escorting the queen throughout her birthday celebrations today. >> all right, thanks so much. we were just talking about
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so good at 94. and the queen looks dynamite as well >> happy birthday. up next, how the high cost of rent is financially hurting some new yorkers. plus this: >> i didn't know even know what to think. >> the bill bombshell. how a missed payment cost this woman big time and it could happen to you. but rs first, otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone. the islanders lost to the panthers 2-1. series tied 2-2. the mets lost to the phillies, 5-4 in 11, yankees lost to the a's 5-2. coming up tonight the yankees try to avoid the sweep by the a's.
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game 4 against the penguins. the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia.
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welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. you're litching to drake, this is one dance. >> nice job. >> sounded good. new yorkers spend a big chunk of what they earn on rent. that's according to a new report from street easy. the report reveals the average resident will spend about 2/3 or 65% of their household income on rent. that is up from 59.8% last year. brooklyn is the city's most expensive borough for renters with residents expected to spend 60.4% of their pay check. to make matters worse, the reports say rank growth is expected to outpace income growth in every borough but manhattan this year. is it okay to say the rent is too high? sorry. i didn't say it. >> i was informed yesterday on facebook that i look like the red-headed guy with glasses
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>> i can see that. >> i've just been handed this. happy birthday to eleanor lennon in yonkers. she's up early to get to work at st. john's hospital. so happy birthday. thanks for spending it wus, you and the queen. 74, warmer in the city this afternoon with a southwest wind. a lot cooler for the south shore. look at that, qug only 62. so there'll be some variety. we're warmer still on friday with a chance of some rain. we need the rain, remember that. passover tomorrow, could be wet, even an isolated thunderstorm, leftover shower early saturday, then cooler but pretty nice for your sunday. let's take a look see how nice your ride is with kyla. >>reporter: let's do t. i think it's roger from "rent." i can see that. >> there you go. >>reporter: unfortunately we have trouble this morning and we start in queens with an accident with an overturned vehicle. it's closing the exit ramp from the northbound bqe to the grand central parkway, not a good spot for an accident at all. then we take a live look in queens. this one is a disabled vehicle
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westbound l.i.e. at woodhaven boulevard. you can kind of see these delays now behind the sign there starting to pile up. and the delays are back to kasina boulevard. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris and mary, back to you >> kyla, thank you. ancht bill bombshell for an orange county homeowner. she says she paid her mortgage but falling behind on another bill cost her her american dream. >> cbs 2's dick brennan has more on the devastating consequences. >>reporter: this house on prince street in middletown is in a sorry state of disrepair, but that wasn't always the case. >> i worked very hard for that. i worked day and night. when the house needs repair, i was here with my kids until 11 or 12:00 at night. >>reporter: clara bought it in -- bought it in 2005 as a rental property, hoping it would give her a financial edge for the future >> that was my tomorrow. >>reporter: she knew she'd fallen behind in payments and working to restructure her mortgage, but she still eventually lost the house, not to the bank, but to the city of
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pay a $1,700 water bill >> she fines out that suddenly the property is not hers anymore. she goes to inquire why, what happened, and she finds out -- >>reporter: water bills and legal notices were sent to leonardo's legal property, not her primary residence. attorney chris cabinees told us she ignored them. she is no idea she could actually lose the house because of an unpaid bill >> all we have is the one certified letter that they gave us a copy of which said they were telling her if it wasn't paid by a certain date, the property was going to become theirs. >>reporter: the mayor says he acted within the law. >> she was collecting rent on both units, ignored two years worth of notices including regular mails, certified mailings. >>reporter: leonardo contens the town didn't do enough to get in touch with her and she would have paid if she knew it meant losing her house. she said she did present a check for the amount owed but it was after the house was
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if the person does make whole the property in a given amount of time, why do you still take the property? >> because it's the law. >> there is no lien greater than the government's lien. >>reporter: this attorney says no matter what the hardship, it's the owner's responsibility to know what is owed and when or face the consequences. >> homeowner beware, pay your bills. pay the most important bills. that's your property taxes, your water and your mortgage. >>reporter: this happens in towns and cities all over the country, sometimes for missed bills of just a few hundred dollars. as for clara, she is considering filing for bankruptcy. the house she lost is slated to be rehabbed for a community redevelopment program. dick brennan, cbs 2 news >> you hate hearing stories like that, that's for sure. >> i know. you really feel for her. wow! >> gotta be careful, though. they'll come and get you, obviously as you can see. when it comes to traffic and weather, what are we looking at today? >> it's warmer, wnld. it's still fire weather, even though there's no warnings, but make sure you're fire safe. going to feel great. >>reporter: love those 70s. unfortunately we are heating up
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we've got a couple of accidents and closures going on in manhattan. so a lot to talk about today. time is now 5:56. still ahead, a cab driver found stabbed in westchester, peeve we've got the details -- we've got the details on this overnight attack. plus a bicyclist killed by a truck in brooklyn, but was that truck supposed to be there? and new york's finest come to the rescue of this baby falcon as cbs 2 news this
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6:00 a.m., 49 degrees for your thursday, april 21st. the weather is warming up today, highs will be in the 70s. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment. but, first, here's your morning news to go. >> this isn't even a secluded area, you know. it's not like she was in the woods. this is scary. >> new clues in the search for
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to rape a female jogger. the attack happened in what's considered a safe section of brooklyn. overnight police released new surveillance is video and sketches of the man they believe was behind the attack. all of a sudden i yelled it's out of control. at that point i lifted my head and i just saw the whole back yard up in flames. >> that's right, up in flames. the fire started in one home and quickly turned into this county. the flames were fought from the ground, rooftops and even on the water. the fire is now out, but firefighters are worried about flareups. a crime spree in queens, two men accused of robbing more than a dozen taxi drivers. now the search is on for the suspects. he may have found himself squeezed a little bit and not realized the truck was, you know, passing him and he got clipped by the back tires. >> it is a new push to crack down on truck drivers in the wake of a deadly accident in brooklyn. a bicyclist struck and killed by a truck an now authorities
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off route and in an area without a permit. rest assured knowing that the ninja burglar case has finally been solved. >> and they're standing, facing me was a ninja. >> that so-called ninja burglar is headed back to court for a second day in a row. and investigators now say he didn't just break into homes on staten island. where else he allegedly struck the. the details still ahead. hello, new york, bow before me. you've made me your emperor. whoa! >> gop presidential candidate donald trump gets animated on "the late show with stephen colbert." more of this hilarious interview in this morning's "two talkers." traffic and weather on the 2s for you, here's john elliot. >> i like to consider myself a very animated fellow too. we are looking at pretty skies in the city, sun is coming up, feels like a great spring day. southwest wind, it's chilly out
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50 in the city. winds are variable. a stronger wind out of the southwest will keep the south shore cooler, but we'll be back in the 70s in the city, even warmer interior sections. well to the west, that's the rain. so clouds will thicken during the course of your afternoon and evening hours. should be dry today and tonight, but by tomorrow morning north and west we see a shower, a better chance tomorrow afternoon. this afternoon 74, a little early in the day for your high before those clouds take over. let's take over the roadways and the rails with kyla. >>reporter: let's do t. we are getting a little busy out there. want to start in manhattan where today some closures, first avenue will be closed from 42 n to 48th street as well as cross streets from second avenue to first avenue in the area. all this is due to the signing of the paris climate agreement. it's happening at the united nations today, so that will be a very busy area to avoid if you can. then let's head to queens where we have an accident with an overturned vehicle. it is closing the exit ramp from the northbound bqe to the grand central parkway, and you
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as we go a little south of this event, and let's take a live look here, i'll show you what's happening at this one. so here we have a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane on the westbound l.i.e. at woodhaven boulevard. you can see those delays now starting to back up, and they go back to kasina boulevard. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. frieforts are on long island are on high alert as we deal with another windy and bone dry day out there. >> wind and smoke plumes filled the area yesterday as firefighters tried to contain a massive fire that started with just one home. cbs 2's allana gold is live in lindenurs with a look at all the damage. >>reporter: mary, we just talkd to a woman who lives in this neighborhood and she tells us she is absolutely heartbroken waking up and looking at this damage across the street. check it out. the wind really carried this fire, the flames jumped from home to home. this is where the fire started at this home that is now a pile of rubble.
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several families here lost everything they own. chopper 2 captured the wall of flames as they torched this lindenhurst neighborhood and quickly spread to a wildlife refuge. the air filled with thick smoke and embers swirling in the brisk changeable wind. a total of five homes damaged, at least two charred and destroyed. >> oh, it was intense down here. it was like the ashes -- the wind changed direction so fast that the ashes -- that the island was on fire, came through the neighborhood and just started lighting stuff up. >>reporter: this picture shows the house on east santa barbara road where the fire started from an electrical short in a wall-mounted air conditioner. a mother inside grabbed her child and they ran out immediately >> and all of a sudden they yell it's out of control, and at that point i lifted my head and i just saw the whole back yard up in flames. >>reporter: the heat from those flames so intense they melted the siding of keith bush's place. he was here at the time. >> i went in to get my phone charger of all things, and i saw smoke coming through the walls. >>reporter: he escaped as fast as he could. many of the homes here are
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superstorm sandy. fire crews worked for hours in this area lined with canals, hosing down properties and the dry brush to prevent a full- blown disaster >> this is tragic, but it could have been a lot worse. >>reporter: and after this firefighters will stay on high alert today with more wind projected and no rain, perfect conditions for another brush fire. and here's another live look at the damage from yesterday's fire, just an incredible scene, and certainly a big mess to deal with in this neighborhood. fortunately no one was hurt. we're live in lindenhurst this news. >> thank you. new this morning police in yonkers investigating the stabbing of a cab driver during a robbery. it happened overnight on cedar place. police say that the cabbie was found in the street. he was rushed to jacoby medical center in the bronx and reported in stable condition. the hunt continues for his attacker. new this morning a manhunt under way in brooklyn after a jogger says a man tried to rape her at knifepoint inside
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surveillance video. >> cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene this morning. janelle, good morning once again. >>reporter: and good morning to you, chris and mary. police releasing that surveillance video this morning hoping that is may make a difference in this case. it was before dawn here in prospect park that that woman was jogging, that man attacked her. but she fought back. surveillance cameras capturing this video of the man they are looking for. you can see him first walking, looking over his shoulder before running from the area near prospect park close to the time of the attack. police released this sketch giving a better snapshot of what he may look like. investigators say it was around 5:15 wednesday morning that the man zeroed in on a 23-year-old woman who was jogging alone near the garfield place and prospect park west entrance. detectives say he attacked her from behind, throwing her to the ground and then with a knife in his hand told the woman he was going to rape her. >> this isn't even a secluded area, you know, it's not like she was in the woods. this is scary. >>reporter: police say the woman tried to fight him off, struggling with her attacker until he eventually gave up and ran away. he's described as a black man between 5'10" and six feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pants with white lettering. police spent part of wednesday isolating the crime scene as families played nearby >> it's hard to believe this happened, actually, because i feel very safe. >>reporter: brooklyn borough president eric adams now urging the community to do their part as investigators work to find this would-be rapist. >> we want to have a swift and aggressive response not only from the police department, but from civic and community groups to catch this person. >>reporter: now, police say that the victim somehow only managed to suffer a cut to her
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but police meanwhile here at prospect park, they have extra patrols inside and around the perimeter of the park as they continue their search for that suspect. reporting live this morning from prospect park, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> janelle, thank you. two new york city police detectives have been indicted on assault charges. angela papina and robert kabone are accused of beating a uniformed postal worker in corona, queens last october. careem baker was seriously hurt. he claims he was targeted for unwittingly giving directions to the gunman who killed two nypd officers, rafael ramos and we january lu. the deeblghtives face up to 17 years in prison if convicted. happening today, arraignment for a suffolk county man accused of vandalizing a shrine at a church. glass displays and statues were damaged at st. jude's church last december. darren deurn ger was arrested yesterday. he's charged with criminal mischief. at 6:09. coming up campaign 2016, the campaigns move on from new york.
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brooklyn to keep trucks off roads where they don't belong following a deadly accident. and our anna grane's fans get a peak at her album. wait until you see her reaction. an early peek, not quite as sensational. it's going to be chilly out the door as you're on your way to school. then sunshine and nice, another nice day. it's going to be warm, in the mid-70s after school.
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coming up. another nice one out there today. >> i think so. you know, your top story about the devastating fires yesterday, i mean, it's fire weather in the sense that that wind is going to be stronger this afternoon, and dewpoints are dry. sharrie and anthony both talking about, man, it is so yes, you have -- you have to be fire smart as always. you take a look at some of these numbers. you have the 30s north and west and down along the shore you have the 30s as well. 42, this is diane french, so a chilly start to the day, but it's going to be a nice and sunny one. i wanted to share two pictures from good ole reliable charlie. charlie has got that -- that's a beautiful, almost full moon shot that he took yesterday, and then, yeah, these are
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i didn't know we had camels in pine island. so there you go. a fun fact. keep your eyes open for the camels out there. yeah. looks like the desert here. beautiful sun. i love this. you get this scattering effect with the wavelength of the uv energy just painting the sky. it's just this eruption of color, and you see a few high clouds filling in. those are the marks of an impending system that's going to roll in during the course of the day. clouds first this afternoon. 50 in the park right now, 47 in great neck, 34 north and west. you have about 38 in toms river. oh, and bob is saying take a cab today in honor of tony danza's 65th birthday. 46 in new rochelle, 45 in richfield. hour by hour, you're going to feel that sun in the morning and then the heat this afternoon, 74 an early afternoon high, somewhat atypical. it turns windy, southwest wind, clouds filling in.
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numbers bounce back for everybody except those right along the south shore. here comes that front tomorrow, better chance you'll see some showers in the afternoon. passover again tomorrow at sunset, possibility of rain in through the city. a leftover shower saturday as this thing wraps up. and, again, that could even be an early thunderstorm saturday morning and then we see better weather saturday afternoon. pretty comfortable for the weekend. ocean breeze keeps the coast cooler on sunday, but pretty nice as we march for babies this weekend. let's get you marching right now with kyla. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. some problems on the roadways in queens. our jim smith is in chopper 2 with the latest. and, jim, where exactly is this? >>reporter: kyla, this accident is on the northbound or eastbound bqe at the ramp that takes you to the westbound grand central parkway right by the triborough bridge. a car spun out, hit those safety barrels in the middle of the road. now, that ramp to the westbound grand central is currently closed. all that traffic is being
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you can see there are delays getting into the area, and if you're heading eastbound on the grand central towards laguardia airport, no problems there. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >>reporter: thank you so much, jim. alternate side parking is in effect today citywe. chris an mary, back to you >> okay, kyla, thank you. brooklyn's borough president is calling for a crackdown on truck drivers using residential streets not approved for big rigs. >> that follows an accident that killed a bicyclist in park slope. more from cbs's 2's valerie castro. >>reporter: friends honored the life of 33-year-old james gregg with flowers and candles placed at the corner of sixth avenue and sterling place where he was killed while riding his bike. >> he was always on the bike. so he was probably out for his morning bike ride. >>reporter: police say gregg was headed south on sixth avenue in the same direction as a large truck when he somehow collided with the back tires. >> he may have found himself squeeze ised a little bit and not -- squeezed a little bit and not realizing a truck was passing him and he got clipped by the back tires. >>reporter: in this
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the truck stop in the middle of the intersection just after the accident happens. many nearby hear the collision. >> i was asleep, and i heard what i think was a screech and a bang and a screech of tires. >> sixth avenue is residential. it's not a truck route. >>reporter: brooklyn borough president eric adams called attention to the fact that large 18-wheelers like the one in this crash are not permitted to drive on sixth avenue without the proper permit. police say the driver in this accident was issued a summons for driving off route. this map from the new york city department of transportation shows the accepted truck routes all over the city, including brooklyn. sixth avenue in park slope is not an accept route. residents say despite the regulations, trucks often roll through and claim police rarely stop them. >> open tolerance by the police department is like a de facto acceptance. >> we cannot continue to have trucks and other vehicles on areas where they're not
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>>reporter: the street safety advocacy group transportation alternatives says this death should serve as a call to the city to add more bike lanes and aggressively fight against reckless driving. in park slope brooklyn, valerie castro, cbs 2 news. to campaign 2016, all five presidential candidates are back on the trail today ahead of primaries tuesday in major northeastern states. gop frontrunner donald trump delivered a toned down victory speech after his win here in new york on tuesday. he returned to his outspoken rhetoric in maryland last night. >> you got liin' ted, we have -- lyin' ted, we have crooked hillary. i won't go over the others because they're now defeated. >> when i hear donald trump and ted cruz talk about international issues, i mean, what they say is not only offensive, it's down right dangerous. >> republican ted cruz can't win the delegate race, but says he still hopes to sway party leaders at a contested republican convention. the stakes are high for clinton.
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pennsylvania where polls show he trails clinton by 13%. in flint, michigan, the water crisis, it's now a criminal case. two state regulators and a city employee are charged with official misconduct, evidence tampering and other offenses. they are the first government employees to face charges tied tot lead contamination. water from a river was never treated to reduce corrosion, causing lead to dissolve from old pipes. michigan's attorney general says the charges are just the beginning of a lengthy investigation. it's now 6:18. in our next half hour, a new kind of chemotherapy that could help cancer patients avoid some of the side effects. when we return, find out who two nypd officers save this
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their wing and watched it like a hawk. it's now getting extra attention, including an i.v. sources say the bird may be named after the officers who saved it. >> nell. nell and rich. >> not the bird face, no, no. >> i like birdie mcbird face. >> it's also one of my weather watchers saying you've gotta start feeding the humming birds. you gotta take care of our bird friends. they like sugar water. >> vegan. >> vegan, yeah, right. in our area we are going to see clouz on the increase. we'll explain this coming up a little bit later. this is sanctioned by the cbs news. it's been dry. eight days without any rain. the air mass is dry, the wind is out of the southwest. so, yeah, i mean, the fire risk is out there. it's going to be comfortable for everybody other than the south shore, comfortable for you, but maybe 10 degrees cooler. then tomorrow, remember, chance of a shower or even a thunderstorm later. for saturday, early drops then 69. 64 on sunday. but for the march of dimes march for babies, it's going to
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hope to see you there at the park. >> the sun will be out, though. >> yeah, i think so >> should be nice. how are we doing with the commute? >>reporter: well, we were doing so well earlier and then things got very busy. in fact, we're going to go to jim smith in chopper 2. he's over a new problem in the bronx. jim, what can you see? >>reporter: kyla, this is on the westbound side of the cross bronx expressway where it goes over the sheridan expressway, an accident blocking off the left lane. as you can imagine, especially this time of the morning, there are delays, bumper-to-bumper traffic now back into the bruckner interchange. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >>reporter: ah, proving that timing sferg. thank you, jim. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. chris and mary, over to you >> thank you. the rangers are back on the ice tonight. >> and the rangers try to bill a big lead in the series against the panthers. here's otis livingston with your cbs 2 sports update. >> good morning, everybody. coming up the yankees try to avoid the sweep by the a's. islanders going for the stranglehold on the panthers.
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petrovich winds up being the game winner, series tied 2-2. yanks and a's at the stadium. ragorias gets the party start in the 2nd inning. solo home run. jumping ahead to the 7th, yankees down 3-1, he hits into the rear. 5-5-3 double play. dee dee is out. he gets out at 1st. yankees lose 5-2. yankees and phillies tied in the 11th inning. david wright, the runner is safe at 1st, so the game is over. i'm otis livingston. that's your cbs 2 sports update. >> that was not good luck for the islanders yesterday, 2-1 losers, but want to thank everybody with the islanders, the bret yorkman, the barclay center. >> fantastic. >> great time last night. >> oh, boy. >> next time. now to this morning's "two talkers." some priceless reaction to ari anna grande's new album. but, first, donald trump has cut down on his tv
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has found a substituted animated version of the gop frontrunner >> wait. did you just say you're on animal planet? >> they love me. i'm the new host of "meerkat manor." >> you're on the show? >> know, they're in my head. look at that. look at that little fella. >> animated donald trump said he was getting ready for the convention in cleveland, planning to gold plate the whole city. >> oh, that stephen colbert. arianna grande has earned a lot of praise in her career. but there's nothing like hear tg from mom. this is the over-the-top reaction after she played part of her new album on a car ride. >> oh, my god! whoa! no, arianna, i'm not kidding. >> so sweet.
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some of the tracks on the album featuring other artists. "dangerous" comes out a month from now on may 20th >> it'll make up for the time she was arrested. >> you know, she seen her little girl start from when she was just so young, so it's nice to see her -- you know, it really -- that's amazing. >> it's the best song i ever heard. she's had some great songs already. looking forward to it. 6:26. still ahead new clues in the search for a man accused of attacking a female jogger. plus what starts as a control. how a community came together to put out the flames. also protecting people with special needs before emergency strikes. the new registry to help rescuers. and two new but familiar faces are about to take the
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and i." it's 6:30, 50 degrees on this thursday, april 21st. cool start, but it's going to really warm up later. traffic and weather on the 2s coming your way in just a moment. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. we begin this half hour with a terrifying ordeal for a morning out for a morning jog in brooklyn >> she says a man tried to rape
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prospect park. new this morning, police have released video of the man their looking for. cbs 2's janelle burrell has more live from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: well, chris, this is a very popular park for joggers and police say it was before dawn that that woman was running alone when that man attacked, but she fought back. surveillance cameras capturing this video of the man they are looking for. you can see him first walking, looking over his shoulder before running from the area near prospect park close to the time of the attack. police released this sketch giving a better snapshot of what he may look like. investigators say it was around 5:15 wednesday morning that the man zeroed in on a 23-year-old woman who was jogging alone near the garfield place in prospect park west entrance. detectives say he attacked her from behind, throwing her to the ground and then with a knife in his hand told the woman he was going to rape her. >> this isn't even a secluded
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it's not like she was in the woods. this is scary. >>reporter: police say the woman tried to fight him off, struggling with her attacker until he eventually gave up and ran away. he's described as a black man between 5'10" and six feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pant with white lettering. police spent part of wednesday isolating the crime scene as families played nearby. >> it's hard to believe this happened, actually because i feel very safe. >>reporter: brooklyn borough president eric adams now urging the community to do their part as investigators work to find this would-be rapist. >> we want to have a very swift and aggressive response not only from the police department, but from civic and community groups to catch this person. >>reporter: well, police tell us that that woman somehow managed to walk away with only a cut on her finger from that struggle. police this morning, meanwhile,
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and around the park as they continue to search for that suspect. reporting live this morning from park slope, brooklyn, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> okay, janelle, thank you. time now 6:32. it's time for traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny, who is joining you with that cup? >> cloudy mccloud face. he's my new little weather kick, sidekick. and we're going to explain not only the clouds that are moving in but where i met this little guy yesterday. that's coming up in just a bit. here's what's coming up weather wise, the sun and the numbers. it's a wind out of the southwest filling in today, so we are going to see warmer conditions after a chilly start. readings still in the 30s circling the city. some patchy frost overnight. that will give way to that southwest wind. you can see on the big view a line of showers trying to push through. i think it's going to be a process, though. first off, you've gotta get some clouds in this afternoon, high of about 74 with that warmer wind, and then very mild overnight before we see that rain chance on friday. we'll talk about that and have the rest of your seven day coming up in a bit.
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about traffic with kyla. >>reporter: oh, yes, thank you, john. we do have a lot to talk about with traffic. we'll start with an accident in the bronx, blocking one lane on the westbound cross bronx expressway. this is tawf spot for an expressway. interchange. another accident, this one closing the exit ramp from the northbound bqe to the westbound grand central parkway. now, this will affect people headed to the rfk triborough bridge. it will slow you down there. also in brooklyn we got an accident with an overturned food cart that has two lanes blocked on the westbound belt parkway at bay parkway. so watch out, everybody. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. and if you're headed to the airport, some good news for you there, all is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty airports this morning. mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. new information this morning on a suffolk county hit and run that killed a legally blind pedestrian. suffolk county police say they have made an arrest and have recover the vehicle involved.
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later this morning. detectives say surveillance video shows the driver of the suv still going after he hit 64- year-old warren carstondeck on main street in east hauppauge sunday morning. this morning fire dments across the tri-stater on high alert because we're in for another windy and bone dry day. >> the weather made it even harder for crews battling a massive fire in suffolk county that leveled several homes last night. cbs 2's alana gold is live in lindenwith a look at the damage. allana. >>reporter: mary, first, we want to tell you that we're already dealing with a little bit of wind out here and firefighters have a lot of concerns if that wind picks up later on today. but we want to show you what neighbors are waking up to. take a look at the damage, just an incredible scene out here. the wind carried the flames from home to home. two of these houses are now condemned, one of them was just leveled. and you can see it's a giant pile of rubble. fortunately no one was hurt. chopper 2 capture the wall of flames as they torched this
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quickly spread to a wildlife refuge. the air filled with thick smoke and embers flying in the brisk, changeable wind. a total of five homes damaged, at least two charred and destroyed. >> ohs it was intense down here. it was like the ashes -- the wind changed direction so fast that the ashes -- that the iron was on fire came through the neighborhood and just started lighting stuff up. >>reporter: this picture shows the house on east santa barbara road where the fire started from an electrical short in a wall-mounted air conditioner. a mother inside grabbed her child and they ran out immediately. >> and all of a sudden they yelled it's out of control. and at that point i lifted my head and i just saw the whole back yard up in flames. >>reporter: the heat from those flames so intense they melted the siding of keith bush's place. he was here at the time. >> i went in to get my phone charger of all things, and i saw smoke coming through the walls. >>reporter: he escaped as fast as he could. many of the homes here are still being restored after superstorm sandy. fire crews worked for hours in this area lined with canals hosing down properties and the dry brush to prevent a full-
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>> this is tragic, but it could have been a lot worse. >>reporter: and after this, firefighters will stay on high alert today with more wind projected and no rain, perfect conditions for another brush fire. and back out here live where some families rebuilding from sandy have lost everything again after this fast-moving fire, just a devastating situation. firefighters tell us they're keeping a close eye on this area today to make sure there are no problems. we're live in lindenhurst this morning, alana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new this morning police have released new video of two men they say are robbing taxi drivers in several queens neighbors, including richmond hill and jamaica. they say in many of the 14 cases they approach the driver after they've hopped out of the cabs. police say they flash a gun, demand cash an then run off with the driver's money. they're accused of stealing nearly $6,000 and several credit cards and phones since march 3rd. police say a man broke into a queens construction site and made off with some copper pipe and electrical wire. investigators have released
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it happened on 31st avenue in astoria back on april 7th at about 4:00 in the morning. police say the man gained fence. prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison term for disgraced former assembly speaker sheldon silver. in papers filed yesterday, u.s. attorney says that silver will be sentenced for at least 15 years. that would be a roar for any new york state legislator. silver was convicted last november on seven counts of corruption, stemming from bribery and kickbacks. his sentencing is set for may 3rd. police on staten island say the so-called ninja burglar has confessed to a decades-old crime spree and is expected to plead guilty to charges today. investigators say 46-year-old robert costanzo admitted to roughly 150 break-ins on staten island since 2005. police say the convicted rapist is also linked to similar crimes in new jersey, upstate new york and connecticut. >> he detailed how he targeted homes between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
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checked to see there weren't any outside alarms or sirens. >> and there standing facing me was a ninja, a guy dressed up as a ninja. >>reporter: >> costanzo is charged with only three of the crimes because the statute of limit anticipations expired on the other -- statute of limitations expired on the other burglaries >> it would be scary to come face to face with a ninja in your home >> can you imagine? 6:39. new rules the golden globes has set for its comedy category. plus protecting people with special needs before emergency strikes. up next a new registry to help rescuers. and a new kind of chemotherapy. how little beads of medicine
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of the usual side effects. so you may have enjoy the the matt damon movie "the martian" but would you describe it as a comedy. "the martian" won the best comedy at this year's golden globes. that has now led to change in the rule force the competition. new roles for drama with comedic overtones should still be entered as dramas. festivities under way in the u.k. as queen elizabeth celebrates her 90th 90th birth. to mark the milestone, buckingham palace released three photographs. one shows the queen with her dogs in the garden of windsor castle, her accordingies. then there's the queen with her daughter, princess anne in a castle drawing room. and finally the photo of the queen surrounded by her five great grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren. >> so cute. >> she's holing the purse.
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at 6:42. let's find out about our weather around here. it's nice in england. >> i have a picture of me with the queen. i'm going to try and post that on facebook later today. yeah, it was a real treat and honor. hey, speaking of treats, yesterday what a treat. it was a beautiful, sunny day, and i made a little trip out to paramus and shared some video. now, this is a visit with the kids from visitation academy in paramus, very well behaved kids. but then i told them i work with mary and chris. >> gets them every time. >> they went crazy. these guys went crazy. no. i tell you, they're just so excited about weather. >> hey, kids. >> look at those kids. >> good morning. >> we had second, third, fourth, kind of felt bad for seventh. they were in the back. great weather talk. here we go, kids, i haven't forgot about you in the back. way to go. their ear?
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i take this video? i walk out. anyway, thanks, it was a lot of fun. now here's what we're excited about today, we're excited about this, a beautiful day and the rain we need on the way. clear and 50 right now. we've got a day that will be warmer than yesterday after a chilly start because of that southwest wind. 74 your high. numbers that are high, that's the pollen count, really high today. tree pollen taking over. some relief tomorrow with a little bit of rain. 74 above normal? you bet, almost 10 degrees. it's going to be a 10-degree spread, though, with that wind coming in out of the southwest. the rain it's off to the west. it's going to roll in during the course of your day tomorrow. best chance would be in the afternoon. maybe a stray shower tonight north and west and then you see that rain take over tomorrow morning. a passing shower and then a break and then it fills in in the afternoon. could see an isolated thunderstorm as well and even a leftover shower early saturday, then saturday shapes up,
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you're right around 69 for a high. cooler still on sunday. clouds for the coast with an ocean breeze, but some nice afternoon skies to look forward to. all right. let's get you jumpin' and ready to go with kyla. >>reporter: let's do it. good morning, everyone. we have some hazards to talk about. in the bronx an accident blocking one lane on the westbound cross bronx expressway. this one is at the sheridan expressway and it is causing delays now back to the bruckner interchange. then we head to queens where we have another accident. this one closing the exit ramp from the northbound bqe to the westbound grand central parkway. and this will affect people headed to the rfk triborough bridge, so just be aware. and then to brooklyn another accident, this one with an overturned food cart. it's got two lanes blocked on the westbound belt parkway and that is at bay parkway. several issues this morning in the bronx. we've got service suspended in both directions on the 2 and 5 trains because of police and fire department activity. that is near freeman street. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. mary. >> kyla, thanks.
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news out of the foxhurst section of the bronx. a building being evacuated and this could affect the subway lines. jim smith is live in chopper 2 with the details. jim. >>reporter: mary, the building is along southern boulevard between freeman and holmes streets. the fire department staging in the area. now, there is concern about the facade of one of the buildings. the fire department does not believe at this point there's a danger of an imminent collapse, but there are some concerns with it. they have started to block off southern boulevard, as you heard kyla mention a minute ago, there are subway disruptions on the 2 and 5 trains in the area of the freeman street station. so far no injuries have been reported. again, fire department still arriving on the scene, trying to assess the situation. and for now disruptions on the 2 and 5 trains as well as southern boulevard being shut down in the area of freeman street in the bronx. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> jim, thank you. schools across new jersey
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testing today after a major technical problem yesterday. a computer glitch prevent students from logging into the exams. the company that administers the test solve the problem and apologized, but the state education commissioner calls the shutdown and delay totally unacceptable. monmouth county officials say they've created a new registry aimed at improving the response between emergency responders and the community. meg baker tells us how it works. >>reporter: as the parent of a special needs child, fran hines says he takes extra precautions to keep his son safe, but they have had a few close calls >> we couldn't find him and we were panicked. we called 911, and, you know, thankfully we found him. >>reporter: colton who is 18 says he has wandered off a few times and froze in fear. >> i was pretty scared, i will admit. i didn't really know what to do. >>reporter: monmouth county is hoping to be of extra assistance in these situations. they showed a first-of-its-kind special needs registry.
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first point of contact. any information on the registry pops up on the dispatcher's screen. >> we know now that this information that family members can put into the system will be at the fingertips as an alert to the name or the address. >>reporter: that includes not only people with autism, but elders with dementia or someone with a speech impediment or who is deaf. the responding officer is then armed with this information. >> a certain behavior or lack of behavior was easily misconstrued by an officer as some kind of dangerous activity. >>reporter: the registry is a voluntary program where families can enter additional information like calming methods for someone who is autistic >> if we know, for instance, that the child likes trains or likes baseball, the officer armed with that information can talk to them about that and hopefully gain their confidence and keep the situation calm. >>reporter: the prosecutor says more than 10% of monmouth county's population can be
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needs. that's more than 60,000 people. in free headline, new jersey, meg baker, cbs 2 news >> and residents can sign up for the registry free of charge. it is now 6:48. up next a new form of chemotherapy that could be easier on the body. plus this: >> and star of the hit cbs show about to take the lead in broadway's "the king and i." but, first, otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone. the islanders lost to the panthers 2-1. series tied 2-2. the mets lost to the phillies 5- 4 in 11. yankees lost to the a's 5-2. coming up tonight the yankees try to avoid the sweep by the a's.
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game 4 against the penguins.
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in this morning's health watch, a combination of tiny beads and chemo drugs is helping battle liver cancer without the side effects of chemotherapy. patrick delaney had two tumors in his liver that were inprobable. doctors at mount sinai performed a new technique on him using beads coatd a chemotherapy drug. they say it diminishes side effects since the drug releases slower and also blocks blood flow to the tumor.
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delaney is only dealing with scar tissues. >> they cure the the the -- cured the tumors with no side effects, no down time. but right now i feel like i hit the lotto. >> doctors say the lumi bead technique is for tumor that is start in the liver. at 6:52. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> hey, thank you, mary. don't forget, uv forecast is a 7, so make sure you stay safe in that regard as well. sunscreen on even with those clouds on the way. 50 in the city right now. cool readings in the 30s, though, circling the city, all the way down to the jersey shore. so cool out the door, but then warmer. i mean, you're talking the mid- 70s interior section, low- to mid-60s for the south-facing beaches with that southwest wind. even warmer tomorrow. that's when we see the rain, maybe even an isolated thunderstorm. leftover shower saturday, then a nice afternoon. cooler on your sunday. some coastal clouds, but a pretty quiet weekend after those early showers saturday. it's early on your thursday.
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>>reporter: i wish it were quiet, john. good morning, everyone. in the bronx, unfortunately, we start with an accident this morning blocking one lane on the westbound cross bronx expressway. this is at the sheridan expressway and it is causing delays. they go back to the bruckner interchange. subway issues this morning. now, in the bronx service is suspended in both directions on the 2 and 5 trains. this is between east 180th street and 149th street grand concourse. it's because of police and fire department activity near freman street. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. mary. >> kyla, thank you. thrnchts is a new king on broadway an actor better known for crime drama is taking over a starring role. >> daniel day cam stars in the cbs drama "hawaii-five-o" is making his broadway debut in "the king and i." for the past six seasons he has starred as chin-ho kelly. the role is a homecoming of sorts. >> i started my career in new
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to be able to come back to lincoln center to make my broadway debut, it's very special. >> coming back to broadway in this beautiful, epic, gorgeous production is just -- i feel very grateful, very blessed. >> kim's costar anna is played by three-time tony nominee marin nazee. she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and now in remission. the two take over the roles beginning may 3rd. can't wait to see them >> one heck of a homecoming, that's for sure. let's check in with "cbs this morning." charlie rose and nor ah o'donnell join us. >> good morning, chris and mary. we're talking about how donald trump is shaking up his campaign, plus we're at windsor castle for all the celebrations this morning for the queen's 90th birthday. >> also how brazil is trying to overcome zik a-contaminated water and the worst recession in decades, trying to put on the olympics.
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the new ss back in the morning. see new a few minutes. >> looking forward to that. see you at 7:00.
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here's what you need to know before you go. some subway service is disrupted and evacuations are under way in the foxner section of the bronx. it's due to an investigation of an unstable building facade on southern blf. residents are going to a nearby school. the 2 and 5 subway lines are being shut down in the area as a result of that investigation. police in brooklyn on the hunt for the man they say tried to rape a jogger at knifepoint inside prospect park. the 23-year-old says she was able to fight him off early yesterday morning near the garfield place and prospect park west entrance. police on staten island say the so-called ninja burglar is expected to plead guilty today to charges that investigators say 46-year-old robert costanzo has confessed to taking part in roughly 150 break-ins on staten island since 2005. let's go to kyla grogan now for a final look at traffic. >>reporter: >>reporter: okay, guys, and chris and mary mentioned, suspensions on 2 and 5 street between 180th street and 145th street in concourse. that is because of that police and fire department activity.
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effect today, city wide. john. >> sure is a pretty morning out there. we are going to be dealing with a stronger southwest win. it's been very dry, so obviously you want to make sure you're fire safe. if you see something, call it in quickly because in this kind of weather those fires can spread quickly. 74 in the city, cooler for the south shore, but definitely warmer. chance of rain tomorrow, maybe a late day isolated thunderstorm. >> john, thanks so much. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi >> i'm chris wragge. "cbs this morning" is next. have a great day. captioning funded by cbs good morning, it is thursday, april 21st, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump promises new campaign tactics as he focuses

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