Brighton Beach rescue

November 8, 2011 2:00:20 PM PST
What an amazing rescue this afternoon in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn.

And because of the amazing high def cameras on board NewsCopter 7, we were able to bring it to you - very up close and personal - as it happened. Three workers pulled out of the rubble of a 5-story house under construction - dozens of FDNY and NYPD rescuers frantically digging through the debris.

It was heart-pounding stuff. In all 5 people were hurt, two of them seriously, and one critically, with life-threatening injuries.

Now that the drama is over, the questions begin. How did this happen? We're digging for answers, at 11.

Also at 11, it's Election Day in many communities, and we'll have the results tonight. The two biggest races: the Mayor of Yonkers and the Suffolk County Executive.

We're also keeping an eye on two unfolding national stories. Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, in an interview with ABC News today, doesn't remember ever meeting a woman named Sharon Bialek, who yesterday said Cain had virtually assaulted her by putting his hand up her dress and grabbed her head and pulled it towards his lap.

In the interview with Jon Karl, Cain was adamant that Ms. Bialek was lying about the encounter, lying about dinner and drinks, and lying with ever meeting her.

So someone's lying. Either way, this is not the kind of story that candidates for President want making headlines. We'll have the latest at 11.

And for all of those who dismiss the lack of agenda for the peeps occupying Wall Street (yes, they're still there) - consider this: their main point is apparently supported by a majority of Americans.

In fact, an ABC News/Washington Post poll tonight shows that 6 in 10 Americans say the federal government should help reduce the gap between the wealthy and less-well-off Americans. 61 percent say the so-called "wealth gap" is larger than it's been.

I'm just sayin'.

And speaking of money - our Nina Pineda tonight takes a closer look at the huge amount of abandoned money out there - $11 billion New York State alone. These "unclaimed funds" have intriguing back stories - but tonight, Nina and 7 On Your Side delve into one of them. A guy who has left behind $1.7 million in unclaimed funds. Wow.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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