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5/29 CBS2 Monday Morning Weather Headlines

Wake Up: 05.29.17

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By Mark McIntyre
CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer

Good Monday morning and Happy Memorial Day to all! It’s a stormy start to the holiday with areas of heavy rain, rumbles of thunder, and cool temps in the mid 50s. Expect bouts of thunderstorms through the morning, so grab the umbrella if you have to go out!

Memorial Day Planner: 05.29.17

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It looks like things start to dry out after lunchtime, but skies will remain overcast. It won’t warm up too much either, with temps only reaching 61 in NYC. That being said, afternoon BBQs look good for all except perhaps those in eastern Long Island.

7-Day: 05.29.17

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Tuesday will be another day with mostly cloudy skies, and will end with a few thunderstorms. Wednesday will be a beauty with mostly sunny skies and temps in the upper 70s.

Have a great holiday!

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Police Release Surveillance Images In Chelsea Triple Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has released new images of the man accused of shooting three men in Chelsea early Saturday morning, all while riding a bicycle.

Investigators say they’re now looking for the below man in connection with the triple shooting.

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The NYPD has released new images of the man accused of shooting three men in Chelsea early Saturday morning, all while riding a bicycle. (credit: NYPD)

Police late Sunday also identified the names of two people they are seeking in connection to the attack. Ricardo Daniell, 31, stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Ricardo Daniell

Ricardo Daniell is being sought in connection with a triple shooting in Chelsea. (Credit: NYPD)

Police are also looking for a woman – identified as Paola Betances, 22 – who stands 5 feet tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Paola Betances

Paola Betances is being sought in connection with a triple shooting in Chelsea. (Credit: NYPD)

It happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday outside a deli on West 14th Street.

One woman described the chaotic scene after she heard gunshots in the early morning hours.

Chelsea Residents On Edge After Bicycle-Riding Assailant Shot 3 Men Overnight

“We were sound asleep,” she told CBS2’s Erin Logan. “I heard five gunshots and it woke myself and my family. I could see someone on the ground, people around that person on the ground.”

All three victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to be alright. A fourth victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered a graze wound to the back but refused medical attention at the scene.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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North Korea Launches Short-Range Ballistic Missile; Mattis Says War Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/CBS News) — North Korea on Sunday launched a short-range ballistic missile, the U.S. Pacific Command said.

The missile was tracked for six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan, according to Pacific Command said.

The White House said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the launch.

This is the ninth missile test North Korea has conducted this year. Earlier this month, North Korea claimed it had launched a missile large enough to carry “a “large, heavy nuclear warhead.”

Because of the increase in ballistic missile launches by North Korea, the U.S., Japan and South Korea have, in the past few weeks called urgent Security Council meetings twice, and the U.S. and China have been working on a new Resolution with tougher sanctions, CBS News’ Pamela Falk reported Sunday.

The Pentagon announced on Friday that they will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that a war with North Korea would be “catastrophic.”

“A conflict in North Korea, John, would be probably the worst kind of fighting in most people’s lifetimes,” Mattis tild CBS News’ John Dickerson in his first official interview as defense secretary.

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The North Korean regime has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on Earth — Seoul, the capital of South Korea, Mattis said.

North Korea is a threat to the surrounding region, including Japan, China and Russia, he said.

“But the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we’re not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means,” Mattis said.

The defense secretary said North Korea isn’t only a threat abroad, calling it a “direct threat to the United States.”

“They have been very clear in their rhetoric we don’t have to wait until they have an intercont- intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear weapon on it to say that now it’s manifested completely,” Mattis said.

In the 2018 budget the White House offered to Congress earlier this week, the Pentagon proposed spending $7.9 billion on missile defense.

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Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines

The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibility

Fears are growing that a violent attempt by local militants to seize a city in the island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, marks the beginning of a wider attempt by Islamic State to open a new south-east Asian front in its campaign of global jihad.

Latest reports on Sunday from Marawi city, capital of the majority Muslim Lanao del Sur province, said 19 civilians had been killed by Islamist militants locked in street battles with security forces. The dead included three women and a child, officials said.

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Assemblyman Launches New Push To Reform Gravity Knife Law

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new push has been launched to reform New York state law against gravity knives.

As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, the latest push comes in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration reform efforts, in which minor arrests can trigger immigration arrests.

State Assemblyman Dan Quart (D-Manhattan) is pushing for amendments to the law, which is 50 years old.

“A disproportionate number of African-American and Latino people are being prosecuted and arrested for this crime as compared to the area and percentages of their numbers within that ZIP code,” he said.

The Village Voice reported the law was initially intended to ban large knives that resemble switchblades, but it has been applied in more recent years to common knives with folding blades that can be purchased at hardware stores.

Legal Aid Society data show that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office prosecuted 254 cases involving gravity knives in 2015.

Vance’s office has said most gravity knife cases end with the cases being thrown out.

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Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 150 people

Torrential rains and mudslides have displaced more than 100,000 Sri Lankans, with more extreme weather expected

Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue.

More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts on Sunday to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continued for the next 24 hours.

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