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coming back until we find the thing that works. >> reporter: cbs 2 has the suggestion for them. places like the antonio owe live areary drop-in center on west 30th street which experts say are far less intimidating. >> drop-in centers are an oasis for the street homeless. they can come in, they can get food. they can get clothes. they can get showers, medical attention. and meet with a social worker. >> reporter: a consultant says during the last administration the city cut the number of drop-in centers in half. he says the city should increase current capacity from 500 to 1,000 per day. that's not part of plan unveiled by the mayor today which would establish rapid response teams that will canvass every block from canal to 145th street in manhattan every day, will respond within one hour to reports of homeless or homeless encampments made to 311, add 100 cops to both make arrests
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the response teams. outreach teams are trying to deal with those in the subways. this is exclusive cbs video of outreach workers trying to get shelter. something rodrigo lisboa understands. >> i have a drug addiction. homeless. >> reporter: outside the west 4th street station he says tried to help him. >> they can't help you unless you are going to make the yourself. >> and you haven't done that yet? >> not yet, i have not. >> reporter: from drug addiction to emotional problems to severe mental illness, outreach workers are up against everything. >> it's tough. not everyone accepts our services on first time or the tenth time or the 100th time but we always continue to engage with them. >> reporter: the city officials plan to do even more to help the street homeless. police commissioner william bratton says officials are exploring new legislation to give the police more power to get them off the streets to get them help.
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cold weather coming >> reporter: yeah. i mean, it's really important it get them off the street because there's so many other them. >> marcia, thank you. and it's not just the streets and the subways. tonight at 11, living at laguardia. we go undercover overnight at the airport. our cameras uncover a bigger problem people bathing in bathroom sinks. watch our report at 11 on cbs 2 news. and in the suburbs, the problem of homelessness has a different look but experts say it's worse than ever. even if the breadwinners are working. today a gifted for one homeless family. cbs 2's carolyn gusoff report from long island. >> reporter: a new home is a new concept for the harris family. they have been living in a shelter for more than a year. >> who would think they would be in a homeless shelter? i make decent money. i had a decent bank account. >> reporter: they are the
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things fell apart when downsizing eliminated his $60,000 a year delivery route as their rent jumped from $1,750 to $2,400 a month. >> with three kids in the house, you know, groceries, bills, don't stop coming because you stop working. >> it was heartbreaking for me because i'm like, you know, all of this dad, it was just taken away so fast. >> reporter: they are the 85th long island homely to sign a flexible rent lease. they will pay one-third of their income. he is working part time hauling concrete. there are 600 other homeless families like them in suffolk alone. >> there are more people living in poverty in the suburbs than in the cities. it's a hidden crisis. >> reporter: a new concept launched by the suffolk county executive tax-deductible gift certificates the public can buy and give to homeless families for furnishings. >> things that happen in life
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circumstances, um, and that's when that larger family matters, that larger community matters. >> everybody wants to try to get into the american dream. and this is a start. >> i'm more happy for the kids because they don't have to be in the shelter anymore. >> it's a beautiful place. >> reporter: the affordable rentals come furnished with little more than beds. the gift cards are available for anyone to purchase will give formerly homeless families money for linens and dishes and the things that make a house a home. in bellport, long island, carolyn gusoff, cbs 2 news. >> the gift cards can be purchased for homeless families in suffolk, nassau, westchester, dutchess and orange counties. and if you would like to do that, for more information, go to our website, cbsnewyork.com. pickup time at school and a boy with autism cannot be found. you can imagine. tonight it's raising questions about safety procedures at a newark school. cbs 2's tony aiello spoke with
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>> reporter: i was beaten on my car. i was devastated. i couldn't understand where my child was. >> reporter: wednesday afternoon her autistic 9-year- old antonio was missing from louise spencer elementary at pickup time from the after- school program. no one knew where it was. >> somebody has to be rational. only thing we know the little boy said we saw him walk out the building. >> reporter: the parents say almost immediately, their minds flashed back to new york city 2013 and the sad case of a avonte oquendo. he was found dead after wandering out. >> they need to be watched. >> reporter: booker and brown said they learned a school aide failed escort antonio to the after-school program that was on his schedule. >> he said the aide askedded asked him what you want to do to, go home? i told her last night he is not able to make no decisions
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proper procedure or protocol. >> reporter: the parents say antonio spent an hour on the bus as the driver stopped repeatedly at their complex where no one was home to collect the boy. he was upset but okay when they eventually reunited. >> somebody got to be held accountable for this. >> reporter: the parents say the principal took full responsibility apologized and promised to put procedures in place to make sure it won't happen again. in newark, tony aiello, cbs 2 news. >> and tony says a spokesman says newark schools will work with antonio's family to investigate and make corrections. an update tonight as nypd detectives go door to door in a queens neighborhood. they are looking for clues to help catch the man who slashed yesterday. surveillance video showing the man running up behind her, she is 16, she is an exchange student from china. off.
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a surgical mask and gloves. he was stalking her. >> nothing like that ever it's a safe neighborhood. very disturbing. >> police posted flyers and patroled the streets around whitestone academy where the teenager goes tole school. a woman filed suit against the nypd over the handling of her arrest claiming the department broke the law because she is deaf and was denied special assistance. >> i had my hands behind my back when they put the handcuffs on. >> reporter: speaking through a sign language interpreter, 52-year-old opal gordon of manhattan describes what happened to her on september 21 when she was arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection in a child custody cannist. >> i was fingerprinted, my picture was taken, and i was heartbroken. i knew they thought i was crazy at that point. i'm not crazy. i'm not an animal. i'm a human being. i have rights. >> reporter: opal was born
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at the bronx criminal courthouse for nearly 24 hours, she was never given access to a sign language interpreter or any other assistance to figure out why she was arrested. but one officer did try. >> in sign, he said the sign for deaf. and i nodded my head and i repeated it, yes, i'm deaf, please get me an interpreter but no one listened. >> reporter: the americans with disability act requires that: >> time and time again, um, the police department has demonstrated that they are not treating deaf individuals equally. it has to stop. >> reporter: the nypd says they will review the lawsuit but at this point had no comment. brian connie bear, cbs 2 news. >> gordon and her attorney want a judge to require the
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policies and federal laws when dealing with deaf people. thursday. but will the rain stick around tonight? quinn. >> the end of the rain is moving on out. cold air will be taking its place and we'll have your full forecast coming up. we'll talk about the chill and how long it will last. >> the rain certainly did not stop die-hard "star wars" fans lining up tonight for the movie's big opening. also, what's in a name? ideas for new street names on staten island not sitting so well with some people. this dispute now ends up in court. >> and talk about a tip. how some firefighters went above and beyond there to help their favorite waitress. and her family. >> coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley," security changes at popular theme parks. scott? >> reporter: dana, great to be with you. disneyland and disneyworld
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visitors will see a lot of changes once they visit the theme parks. terrorism. we'll have that story and the rest of the world news coming right up on the "cbs evening news" at 6:30. prediabetes is a serious medical condition that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. more than 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes, but 90% don't know it. you could be one of them. talk to your doctor about small lifestyle changes that can prevent you from getting type 2 diabetes. sponsored by naccd with support from the centers for disease control and prevention
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name calling on staten island has landed the borough president in court. developers of a residential complex are suing james otto claiming he is delaying their construction by choosing unappealing street names. cbs 2's hazel sanchez explains this street fight. >> reporter: residents who move into the controversial townhouse complex slated to be built on this property on fingerboard road on staten island could be living with an address on on cupidity lane. >> it means something out. >> reporter: it's an excessive desire for money, fourberie means deception and avidity, greed. they have lived across the street from the property for 40 years.
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>> maybe they tell a story of what happened here. >> money talks. and that's the bottom line. >> reporter: borough president james otto picked those names. it's his responsibility. otto has been a vocal opponent of the complex. he sided with the resident to wanted to preserve the jesuit retreated that's been here over 100 years. >> it's beautiful. just for money and greed on staten island, look at it! >> reporter: now otto is being sued by the developers who can't receive building permits until they have street names. >> i think there was an intention and a spitefulness that we found inappropriate and that violated i think the spirit of the court's order and clearly was an abuse of the borough president's discretion. >> reporter: otto couldn't comment because the judge hasn't ruled on the case. the city law department says the borough president has done nothing wrong. so for now the fate of this property remains unknown until
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both sides can agree to call that frustrating. hazel sanchez, cbs2 news. a new jersey waitress and her family were gifted a very special van after she helped a pair of firefighters. cbs 2's alice gainer reports one act of kindness deserves another. >> reporter: over the summer this diner receipt went viral. a waitress at the route 130 diner at dell rand in new jersey paid for the breakfast of two firefighters thanking them for all they do. they posted about her act of kind nest on facebook. and when firefighters paul hollings and tim young learned that waitress liz woodward had started a "go fund me" page to pay for a wheelchair- accessible van for her father, they wanted to pay her back and help spread the word. donations came pouring in. her father had a brain aneurysm rupture in 2010 and became quadriplegic. without an expensive special vehicle, the family had no way of transporting him. today, that all changed. >> we would like to present to
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accessible mobility ventures mb1. >> reporter: steve woodward was given the gift of mobility. >> this is the greatest day. >> reporter: mobility ventures llc maker of the vehicle heard about the fundraising and donated the mv1. so now the "go fund me" contributions can go towards medical costs. so where toker? >> "star wars." [ laughter ] [ humming theme ] >> reporter: simple things many of us take for granted, now possible. >> this whole story has been all about gratitude and paying it forward in any way that you you can. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: a message the family, steve included, will now take with them on the road. in north brunswick, new jersey, alice gainer, cbs 2 news. >> great to share that good news story with you. lonnie quinn is off this evening. vanessa murdoch here. how about that, vanessa? >> beautiful story. >> generous firefighters. just fabulous story for the family. >> absolutely. absolutely. the weather tonight, going to be clearing on out, dana. >> good.
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exit. but i say we needed it. thank goodness we got some. let take a look at our westchester report as far as rainfall totals go. they have been impressive. many spots about an inch total is what has fallen and really the rain is beginning to wrap up. so we'll end with 1.5 inches in plainview. >> for those of you east of the city, there is still a little bit more rain to come. you will likely end closer to that one inch mark. but truly, tonight skies will be drying out. here's the deal. city, 59 degrees with east- northeast winds at 8 miles per hour. your headlines are this. the rain is moving on out. air. it begins moving in tomorrow afternoon. and it's in place for the weekend. weekend. warming up again.
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back into the 60s. as we look at the temperature trend today a high of of 59. 17 degrees above normal. a damp and very warm day. tomorrow cooler 51. this happens earlier in the day. by afternoon tomorrow temperatures will actually start to drop off. 41 is your high on saturday. it will feel like the 30s then the warming trend begins again. 46 for sunday with lots of sun. monday 52 and we continue to climb from there. big picture on the vortex satellite and radar, lots of moisture making it exit all associated with a cold front. tonight left with drizzle and fog. so tonight damp and mild. that cold front making it exit. as we make our way into the day tomorrow, it is looking drier. we'll see a little bit of sun. we'll see clouds and there's the slightest chance of a shower well east of the city as this area of low pressure passes off to our east. it will be getting cooler tomorrow afternoon as canadian high pressure builds on in. that chill returns to your forecast. highs on saturday with
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it will feel like the 30s. fog, drizzle, 49 overnight low in the city. 46 whiting. then tomorrow with clouds, some sun, maybe a stray shower east of the city, highs will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. still above where we should be. 51 degrees the high in the city. then as we make our way into the weekend, 41 degrees saturday. early saturday morning there's the potential for a few stray snow showers well north and west of the city. going to feel like 30s on saturday, 46 and breezy on sunday with sunshine. after that we're warming up. note wednesday and thursday, in the low 60s. the "star wars: the force awakens" film, people going all out dressing up in costumes buying tickets the second they went on sale. the big ever worry spoilers. many people have sworn off the internet until they have seen
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>> we have a blanket no spoiler policy. let's just chill on reviewing any details. if you spoil this for me i will kill you. [ laughter ] >> the latest "star wars" film this is the 7th is already breaking records with more than $100 million in presales. a couple of future stars taking center stage last night. oat oat here with more in sports. otis. >> we are going to look back at the first of many battles between two of the nba's top rookies. kristaps porzingis and carl anthony towns. >> and former knick iman shumpert will be known for his high top fade and making it to the nba. his name will live on at least another generation. >> hello from japan. i'm dan ramirez stationed on camp foster. i want to send a holiday shoutout to my mother in new york, new york, manhattan. mom, merry christmas. happy new year. we work weends here. because it works for our patients. here, at cancer treatment centers of america in
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make appointments that fit their schedules, even on weekends. because we believe in being here when our patients need us, so they can keep living their busy lives. weekend appointments are now available here.
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otis livingston is starting with news with the giants. >> you can never have too much super bowl experience. the guy with the ring and the blink in the clubhouse. giants undefeated panthers in town this sunday. big blue needs a win to stay
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and play-off race. a familiar face back in blue today. defensive tackle barry cofield after football after hip surgery and was unsigned for 14 weeks. he is no stranger to late season runs have been been on the giants super bowl xlii winning team. >> if you can't beat a team like this then you're not going to win in the play-offs. this is the type of talented team we are going to have to beat going forward. i'm just talking to the young guys trying to little them know it's all about sunday. one game at a time. next time you find yourself in the super bowl. >> and hopefully winning it. hard to comprehend but the sixth seeded jetted could win the last three games of the regular season but still miss the play-offs because of tiebreakers. they are preparing for a dallas team with play-off hopes of their own albeit faint. so they won four out of the first five, then won four out of five, now a three-game winning streak. which is the real new york jet team? >> december is the time where great teams separate themselves and i think, you
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we have won three in a row. we have three left. we expect to compete and win those next three games. i think this is the jet team that, you know, we all thought we would be. >> all right. for more from eric decker and calvin pryor tune into our half-hour pre-game show game night saturday at 7:00 and that will be followed by coverage of the showdown in dallas. we'll also have former jets quarterback ray lucas and "daily news" columnist gary meyers. on ice tonight the rangers will be in minnesota. the islanders will be in quarterback and the devils host the panthers. last night car anthony towns won the battle -- carl anthony towns won the battle. kristaps porzingis won the war on the scoreboard. he had 11 points and 7 blocks. the new jersey native towns said he looked forward to going up against kristaps for the next 20 years when they will just be 40 and i'll be -- i don't want to think about that! nick shumpert is hands on
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yesterday he helped in the delivery of his new child. it was an at-home birth with his girlfriend. the child came three weeks early. to come. the name, iman shumpert, jr., for the young lady. >> every bit of that story was -- >> young lady? >> really and now this? home delivery. >> and -- >> next she will have a
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we'll be right back. piano music. wow. i'm glad you finally made it, dad. you have to experience this city. that's what you always say. you were right about the food. yeah? welcome. only in new york, right? i guess so. and a real astronaut. that was something. hi john. hey kevin. one more. didn't you want to be an astronaut? ...be an astronaut? yes, i did. there's still time. ahhhh!!!
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i'm maurice dubois in the newsroom. coming up at 11:00, a cbs 2 news exclusive. people taking over parts of laguardia. but they are not waiting for flights. >> 68 years old. i don't need the hassle. >> a man caught on camera people sleeping in waiting areas and some of them have been doing it for years! plus, his neck is bandaged too frightened to show his face after being slashed on the subway. that and more at 11. thanks, maurice. next on the "cbs evening news," the happiest place on earth now wants to the be the safest. good night. thanks for joining us.
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