5 Things To Know This Morning

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Nor'easter Following in Sandy's Path

The National Weather Service says an offshore storm with wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour is in the forecast for the New York metropolitan area and the New Jersey coastline. Meteorologists say the storm looks like a classic nor'easter and though it will not be nearly as strong as Superstorm Sandy, it could compound damage to already devastated areas.

2. NYC Polling Sites Moved After Sandy

Only 59 of the 1,256 polling locations in New York City need to be moved or closed following Superstorm Sandy, according to a spokeswoman for the city's Board of Elections. Mayor Bloomberg said that changes to polling locations would affect about 143,000 New Yorkers.

3. Child Mauled by Dogs at Pittsburgh Zoo

A 2-year-old toddler was killed by a pack of African painted dogs when he fell into the exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium on Sunday. The staff scrambled to save the boy but were unable to rescue the child in time, forcing the zoo to shut down for the remainder of the day.

4. Man Climbs Skyscraper With Bionic Leg

A 31-year-old amputee made history on Sunday when he became the first person to climb 103 floors in one of the world's tallest skyscrapers in Chicago with a bionic leg. Zac Vawter finished the climb in roughly 45 minutes.

5. Marathon Runners Deliver Supplies on State Island

Hundreds of runners wearing marathon shirts carried backpacks full of supplies to Staten Island and ran to damaged neighborhoods to help. The New York Marathon – the largest in the world – was canceled Friday due to destruction from Sandy.

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