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Vigil for missing Queens teenager

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.
October 11, 2013 2:02:11 PM PDT
A vigil tonight in Queens for the missing teenager with autism, 14 year old Avonte Oquendo. He walked out of his school in Long Island City a week ago today without anyone stopping him and hasn't been seen since.

Kids with autism, we're told, are often drawn to things that could hurt them like subways and water, which is why posters are up at the entrances to some subway stations and why authorities are searching the East River. A week. How would you feel if it were your child.

Tonight at 11, Josh Einiger is on the story.

We're also watching the drama in Washington, where folks are trying to read the tea leaves about whether there will be a deal to avert a default on U.S. debt.

We're also with New York firefighters as they grieve for one of their own - John Monteverde, killed this morning when he and his motorcycle were hit by a drunk driver in New Jersey.

And we're following the new developments in the biker mob road rage attack. The victim, seen for the first time, and our cameras were there, as he left his apartment. Meanwhile, three New York cops are now known to have been in the mob, including the one charged with gang assault two days ago. Wonder how NYPD Commish Ray Kelly feels about all this, as he enters the last three months of his long tenure as the top cop?

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

BILL RITTER

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