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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, it's 6:00 a.m. police are looking for a man who police say stole medication for thousands. >> also a rapper will face a judge after police say he opened fire outside of a nightclub on long island. thank you so much for being with us. why are you up on this saturday, february 27th? [ laughter ] >> good to have you with us. >> a lot of early birds in the
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i'm rob nelson. >> or late birds. i'm michelle charlesworth. ann is taking a little respite. >> she works around the clock. she's in a very nice spot. >> good spot. >> so she's chilling. jeff smith slumming with the weekend morning crew today and tomorrow. good morning, sir. >> hi, jeff money. >> always happy to be with you guys. we'll warm up as we head into him to. we're going from winter chill to spring-like warmth as we head dep near the weekend. we see the first little glimmer of hope. we have temperatures in the lower 20s like white plains and 26 in teeterboro, 28 at jfk and la guardia.
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of course you add in the wind and it will bring things into the single digits well north and west of north city. there is a squeeze play with the system well off to our north that will spread snow showers into parts of canada. we're south of that system, so that means a westerly and southwestly flow during the day. it will be breezy like yesterday, but not quite as cold. we take the edge off of that arctic air mass just a bit. 30 at 8:00 in the morning. a lot of sunshine out there. look at that wind coming in at the day. we're up to 38 by noontime and temperatures in the mid-40s by 4:00 in the afternoon. so pretty nice recovery today. we're talking 60 degree warmth in parts of the area tomorrow. we'll detail that plus storm chances in your accuweather seven-day forecast coming up later in the half hour. michelle, back to you. >> thank you so much. topping our news this
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the public's help wanting the thief snatching medication off of the shelves of convenience stores and walking out. marcus, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's not often police ask for your help catching a shoplifter, but this has happened so many times, it's risen to the level of grand larceny. take a look at the suspect. these are the stores that are being targeted, six separate incidents over the last month at several dwayne reeds. three here at third avenue and 44th street. not very high-tech. the suspect walks in and takes allergy medications and personal items and stuffs them into shopping bags and walks out. another another incident, there was a second accomplice and also stole medications.
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for. again, 15,000 worth of medications. anyone with information is urged to call crimestoppers. "eyewitness news." >> thank you very much, marcus. new this morning, a rapper will go before a judge on long island accused of firing a gun outside of a private nightclub. entertainer stu dees was arrested in suffolk county money police say he pulled out a gun and fired into the air in a parking lot in patchogue. investigators say he performed there thursday night opening for bone thugs in harmony. he is now charged with reckless endangerment. the family of a woman killed inside of her home in jersey city is pleading for help police released this video of the man they say killed the 81-year-old woman.
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her son says he has no idea what made his mother unlock the door. >> he rang the bell and apparently something convinced my mom that she knew him, and she unlocked the door, and he pushed in. >> reporter: prosecutors say she was found dead the next morning beaten and stabbed to death. her family says the cancer survivor was getting ready to sell her home and move back to her native ecuador, saying the neighborhood had become simply too dangerous. happening today, loved ones will say a final farewell to a popular high schoolteacher and his young daughter. both killed in a crash on the jersey turnpike. at yesterday's wake, a long line of mourners turned out to pay their respects to timothy o'donnell and his 5-year-old daughter bridget at a funeral home in bayonne. their car was rear ended in a toll plaza on monday. the other driver has been charged with manslaughter. a couple of sharp police officers nabbed a fugitive
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spotting him on the subway. he was arrested thursday at the coney island subway station. alert transit officers recognized him and spotted him as a murder suspect while questioning him for spitting. he is accused of killing a man in east new york last november. yoko ono is recovering this morning after being take tonight hospital with advanced flu symptoms. her son shawn ono lennon dismissed rumors that she suffered a stroke. he said no, she's dehydrated and doing okay. ono was take tonight hospital around 9:00 last night. the widow of former beatle john lennon turned 83 years old last week. the representative says the artist and singer should be released from the hospital this weekend. the nypd is working to track down a man who exposed
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now to vote 2016. new jersey governor chris christie is back on the campaign trail but this time as an endorser. he endorsed donald trump for president. he made the decision after a secret meeting with trump thursday in new york. >> america needs a strong leader who will restore america's strength around the world, and mr. trump is that man. >> he called trump the best republican candidate to lead clinton. there are those who guess
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level position in a possible trump administration, but he publicly claims he is not interested and wants to serve out his term, go into business, and make money. meanwhile, there was plenty to see and hear among the two top republican candidates for president. if you thought thursday's debate was pretty scathing, wait until you hear what trump and rubio are now saying about each other. >> reporter: it was a day of discourse between two grown men. >> it's rubio! >> that felt more like junior high than gop primary. >> first he had the little makeup thing, like, applying makeup around his moustache because he had a sweat moustache. >> you ought to see him backstage. he was putting on makeup with a trowel. >> he had a full length mirror. >> reporter: the knock down drag out even more blistering
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>> friends do not let friends vote for con artists. >> reporter: with days before super tuesday, rubio is desperately trying to close the gap with a barrage of misspelled tweets. >> next week leight chalker. he meant to say lightweight. just like trump tower, he must have hired a foreign worker to do his own tweets. >> reporter: this is the level of discourse in the battle for the highest office in the land. kenneth cheryl says the whole spectacle is more like a comedic sketch if it weren't to serious. >> you are a coward, you air liar, you air crook. it's breathtaking. >> reporter: while this new jersey trump supporter is enjoying the fight -- >> only in america could you see something like this. >> reporter: lindsey graham summed tup his own way. >> my party is going bat [ bleep ] crazy.
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waited a long time before deciding to trade fires between him. the only question is, is it too late to topple trump? >> we are a dignified nation. as for the democrats, today voters head to the polls for that party's primary in south carolina. it should not be much suspense surrounding this contest. hillary clinton and bill clinton minute votes. bernie sander $return to south carolina after several days of campaigning in states that will be up for grabs on super tuesday march 1st, which will be a pivotal day. he's not there long. he actually leaves today for texas and minnesota. hillary clinton still maintains a wide lead in south carolina and is expected to win. really, all of the drama and fireworks on the other side.
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by comparison. >> yes, lindsey graham, yes. >> said a mouthful, didn't he? negotiations failed rail workers union.
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(harold) looks like australia. (rob) i'm telling you, it's a western omelette. (jeremy) fellas! (harold) hey! what you got there? (jeremy) a new york lottery scratch-off game. you know, for fun. even here. oh, look. it's carol. (harold) that is how you get to be senior associate supervisor. (avo) take a break from the excpected.
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walking and getting hit by several cars. >> whatever it takes to get the bad guy. >> i like it. >> fantastic. >> learned a lot of lessons. my goodness, it's good to have you. what's going on? >> we have a nice weekend coming up. >> you can stay then. >> you'll like me even more tomorrow because this is weather even rob nelson will go outside and enjoy. >> really? >> it's in the 60s. >> nice. >> a nice little spring teaserd. we head outside and it's anything. >> spring teaser. we head outside and the wind is calm for the time being. unfortunately, the wind is going up opinion even though temperatures recover into the middle 40s, we are expecting a high about 45. it won't feel that mild because the wind will be coming at 20 to 30 behinds. we're expecting temperatures
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by later on this afternoon. look at that record 7 in 1987. got as cold as 5 in 1900. the next seven hours, temperatures are gradually rising through the 30s. up to 33 by 10:00 a.m. and upper 30s by 1:00 p.m. and i think, by say, 4:00 in the afternoon, we'll be back up into the lower to middle 40s. so winter chill to spring warmth this weekend. the winter chill today and tomorrow we have that nice spring tease out there. week. no significant disruptions, but watch here. thunder threat on wednesday and maybe some snowflakes in the air. you know, winter's not over yet. 19 at sussex. 23 down the shore in belmar and 22 down the island in islip. by the way there is still a flood warning officially in
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so the passaic river at pine worth, still minor flooding occurring right through this afternoon and then it will fall below flood stage. highs today up to 40 in sussex. 45 or so in central park. staying in the upper 30s, even the island. so chilly out there today but a on sunday. overnight tonight, we're down to 35 in the park. some 20s in the areas north and west. so not yearly as chilly as it is out there right now. again, the spring-like sunday, low pressure, disturbance well off to our north. we're in a squeeze play with high pressure off to our south. it is a warm southwestly wind. that will get us at least into the 50s in a lot of the area, if not the 60s, especially from new york city and points south. unfortunately, we don't quite get into the 70s over virginia. here's your accuweather forecast for today. mostly sunny, breezy out there with the high up to 45. right about average for this
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overnight tonight, we're partly cloudy dowd to 35 degrees. there will be 20s north and west of the city. mostly sunny, a warmer day tomorrow. the high getting all the way up to 60. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. again, warmer tomorrow, only getting down into the mid-40s by tomorrow night. there will be a bit of a disturbance on monday moving by during the morning. with that, maybe a spotty shower early in the day. look at the highs. still getting up to about 59 degrees. so it's still going to be mild out there. it will be windy at times. at times we'll have clouds and sun after that shower chance moves on by. it is a mild mix of sun and clouds on tuesday, 54. then wednesday the other more significant it's rain, even the chance of getting a couple of thunderstorms. we can get thunderstorms this time of year as we learned this past wednesday. 53 for a high wednesday. we cool down significantly by later on in the week. maybe a spotty shower on thursday, mainly cloudy, 42.
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a couple of snowflakes on the board on friday. that could be rain and/or wet snow. maybe a mix of both. the high getting to about 40, lows getting back down into the 20s as we head to the early days of march. we can get to big storms in march. winter is not over yet, but enjoy the weekend. looking good. >> we'll take it. >> it means spring is close. >> within sight. >> within earshot. >> thanks. the threat of a strike is still looming. talks have stalled. we're talking about new jersey transit. negotiations between new jersey transit and rail workers union is moving to the nation's capitol. union officials authorized a strike on march 13th. the workers are demanding wage increases. they haven't had one for five years and want better health coverage. the transit agency says workers want excessive health benefits to knock out the possibility of
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so they are at an impasse. >> not what many thousands of folks want to hear. [text message alert] [crashing]
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. >> welcome back, everybody. it's 6:24. >> time for sports now. >> good morning, etch. last season, they were in the world series. this season, they have aspirations to win it all. yesterday, the journey
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who held the first full-squad workout. rob powers has nor perfect port st. lucie. >> the goal is to make it as long as you can. that is the mets' plan again. >> i like our chances to go out and compete. it's going to be fun to watch them get ready for spring. >> reporter: the whom team's here now -- . whole team's here now, and it start now's for everybody. >> i'm so excited for this year. we have high expectations. they have high expectations. we have the players to do it. >> oh, yeah, i'm happy to be here, too. >> reporter: some of the mets big named pitchers, these arms are big reasons fans get excited. >> everybody feels great. like i said, we're excited. >> reporter: whatever happens happens in the next 37 days, opening day for the mets. rob powers, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, rob. meanwhile, over in tampa,
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chatman who returned to camp after two excused absences over the week as he dealt with a family issue. chatman and the rest of the team held their first full- squad workout of the spring. the talk was all about one of the young guys. aaron judge put on a batting practice show and had one sail more than 450 feet. >> we talked about what a great athlete he is, and obviously, trying to get him the reps to where he can be a real effective player here. it's nice to see that type of power because not everyone has it. >> just about one month ago, the knicks ran of the eighth and final playoff spot and been on a downward spiral since. now they are 6 1/2 games back heading into last night struggling to put anything together as they tried to win for just the third time in 16 games. so let's let the dunk show begin. let's get things started in the first.
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knicks still have a very healthy lead. new york had all five starters in double fibs including chris who -- double figures including chris. the knicks get themselves a much-needed win. well, one day after he and the nets parted ways, joe johnson already picked his new team. there are reports they will sign with the waivers. he picked miami over the cavaliers. the devils may have lost four of the last five spots this shot is stopped but it trickles out. it made it 1-0. that ways big night. in the second, tyler johnson. 4-0. bishop shutting out the devils. that's your morning look at sports.
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>> all right. next, a tragedy out west after a man killed several people in his own family then himself in washington state. one person did survive. a child. that story is ahead. >> also, the cdc is issuing a
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with the zika again! again!
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again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal... again! ooh that is beautiful. welcome back to "eyewitness news" on february 27th. >> it's beautiful. what's more beautiful, the sunrise or the absence of traffic on the bridge. >> from was a bridge? i didn't see the bridge. [ laughter ] good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. good to have you with us.
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orange skies in the morning does that mean anything? >> red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. red sky at night, sailor's delight. it applies today because we have wind out there. so i wouldn't want to be out sailing during the day today, especially considering it's 27 degrees out right now. >> no. >> but we have the spring warmth coming up for tomorrow. weekend. we head outside right now and look over toward the empire state building. again, 27 degrees in new york city. 26 is your temperature tomorrow. you have temperatures even down into the teens. it even well off to the south of new york see. so you head out in all directions and get into the outlying areas, down to 16, case in point in tom's river, new jersey. speaking of new jersey, we have a flood effect at pine brook and minor flooding occurring in that area, not too far from i-
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that's from the rain a few days ago. that should full below flood stage by later on this afternoon. otherwise a seasonably cool day. net as cold as yesterday. the wind from the west- southwest at 20 miles per hour. we'll make sure even though we get temperatures into the mid- 40s, it will never feel that mild. you still need to bundle up today. 38 by noontime. a lot of sunshine out there. 45 your temperature by 4:00 in the afternoon. again, look at that wind. increasing if anything 20 to 30 miles per hour. we have a couple of chances of storminess during the week. we'll talk about that later in the half hour. rob, back over to you. >> thank you mr. smith. this morning, police are asking for the public's help identifying a thief wanted for
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worth of medication off the shelves of convenience stores and then just walking out. marcus solis is joining us live from midtown with more on the story. hey, marcus. >> reporter: this location has been hit three times so has risen to level of grand larceny. police are asking for the public's help catching the suspect. this is the suspect captured on security camera. not a lot of finness in what is going on. the suspect walks in, stuffs shopping bags full of over-the- counter medicines, and personal products and then walks out. there have been six incidents total in the last month, and the suspect taking about $15,000 worth of medications. in one incident there was an accomplice who stole some medicines, also.
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anyone with any information is urged to call crimestoppers. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." a horrific crime that happened out west. five members of a family were shot and killed during a multiple murder-suicide. the gunman called 911 to say he shot and killed four members of his family in suburban seattle after a three-hour standoff with police. the gunman shot himself as a s.w.a.t. team stormed the house. a 12-year-old girl in the home somehow survived the shooting. we are learning more about thursday's deadly shooting rampage in kansas. a woman is now charged with supplying the gunman, a felon, with an assault rifle and pistol. cedric ford shot and killed three co-workers and injured 14 others at a plant where he worked. 90 minutes before the shooting, ford was served a restraining order for abusing his girlfriend. in that order, which authorities believe triggered the rampage, the former
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depressed alcoholic who needed immediate help. ford was later shot and killed by police. the cdc is issuing a warning about the zika virus and the olympics in brazil. federal health officials recommend pregnant women not travel to the summer olympics in rio. that is in line with the cdc. the recommendation and warning goes for women who may be trying to become pregnant. a man is accused of torturing and badly injuring his room nature's cat. i moved into the upper east side apartment three months ago with a woman and her 3-year-old cat named lucy. after a few weeks, lucy's owner said the cat had unexplainable injuries including a broken pelvis. gary explained saying an iron fell on her. last week, she found the cat badly injured, missing teeth
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over her body. >> she was breathing with her mouth open. one see someone can do this to a cat, i wonder if i am safe here. >> was arrested and accused of torturing the cat over several weeks. meanwhile, vets are hopeful that 3-year-old cat will make a full recovery after undergoing several surgeries. a woman is suing her hair salon after suffering a stroke that is blamed, by doctors, on her time in the shampoo chair. elizabeth smith says two weeks after her visit to a salon in san diego she suffered a massive stroke. doctors diagnosed a rare condition called beauty parlor stroke syndrome when her neck was bent backward in the shampoo chair hyper extended with her vertebrae slicing an artery. a clot formed, causing a stroke. >> i didn't know that was possible. >> i didn't, either. >> unreal.
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celebration of choice to mark one year since a courageous young woman received the absolute best gift of her life. >> surprise! friends and family gathering in a restaurant to celebrate one year since katie's double lung transplant. i hope you remember the story pup may remember how those kept saying they had oomph for katie raising awareness as her search for a donor and the match has found. in a year since, katie has grown to have a new appreciation for life. >> honestly, every day that i wake up, i am so thankful, and i really urge everyone to be organ donors because it changed my life. >> oh, she looks great. she's back at work as a nurse at a flushing hospital.
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what a struggle she's had. >> right? she looks so good. oh, please be an organ donor. it's so easy. oh, my heavens. got chills from that. if you enjoy a good, cold glass of beer, why not try a tub of it? yeah, an organ oregon business opened up a beer spa after he was healed by one in england. now he can "barley" ha ha, believe it. >> every day it's great to know there is a great beer spa. >> the beer spa is the first of its kind in the united states. a soak in the tub won't get you drunk, but the owners say it will leave you looking at life with the glass half full. >> finally a health plan i can get behind. that is what
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are talking about? >> that i can get into. >> that is so funny. >> i need a standing appointment there. >> yes, you do. >> that is good stuff. >> they put people in all kinds of stuff, wine, so why not beer. >> a bud light steam bath? [ laughter ] >> no problem, chief. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, for 20 years a mother and daughter team has been making a big difference. we will tell you exactly where, in fact, down to the day how they are changing lives one week at a time. >> beautiful story. we love them. meteorologist jeff smith returns with the accuweather forecast.
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welcome back. we don't say this a lot about anything. we'll see prices coming down. the price of a plant drops in the last two years ago and the postal service gets permission to increase stamp prices. the surcharge will end in a few weeks from now, april 10th. the cost of mailing a one ounce letter will drop big time from $.49 to $.47. >> now i'm mad. stamps. i'm mad. >> see, the price has become forever stamp. >> i'm mad. >> save those pennies and save up for your ferrari. the surcharge ended.
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>> why they wouldn't just leave it. i mean -- >> 1919, from $.03 to $.02. i'm just saying. [no audio ] >> there's my two cents. [ laughter ] >> really that was brilliant. it's cold out there. the windchill is forming into the weekend. i won't even charge you a stamp's worth for that. we head outside and check out that view. the sun came up about ten minutes ago, significantly above the horizon as we look off to the east. the temperature is 27 for the time being. it's increasing as we head throughout the day. 20 to 30 miles per hour. that will make some of these temperatures in the 40s where we're expecting a high of 45. that will make it so these temperatures are cooler but never really feels like it's in
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be a lot nicer. normal high is 44 so right around the seasonal record today. that's 42 set in 1944. temperatures gradually running up through the 30s. near 40 and i expect temperatures in the mid am 40s by mid to late afternoon here in new york city. a little cooler off to the north. here's what to expect. i get the winter chill today. that leads into spring warmth temperatures are into it. no dig sis corruptions. i don't expect anything as severe as this past wednesday. there could still be thunderstorms this upcoming wednesday, just not expecting the amount of rainfall and the extreme nature of the storm that we have this past week. and maybe by the end of the week as the storm is off to our south, we have cold air, there could actually be some
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19 sussex and 18 in monticello. you are 16 down in the tom's river. low 20s on the island right now and mid-20s in montauk. high pressure to our south, and with the clockwise flow around that area of high pressure, getting into the zone where you get the wind coming from the southwest with that high pressure southeast. that means will be warming things up in a big way. meantime, today it will be cooler out there. probably staying in the areas well north and west of the city. so bundle up today. lows tonight getting below freezing. sunday, that high pressure is shifting off to the east and on the north side of that, we get the warmer winds coming from the west and southwest. that will get our temperatures at least into the mid-50s in
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talking 60 degrees plus. the high getting up to 45. partly cloudy tonight. it is a warm dare tomorrow, decidedly warmer. of sunshine. day forecast. now, monday morning there could be spotty showers as a disturbance moves on by. it will be windy with a high mix of clouds tuesday 54. then we have the two storms on wednesday and what w. that could mean thunderstorms out there, 53. maybe a lingering shower on thursday. it's much colder on thursday leading us into the next storm on friday. that could be rain and/or wet snow with a high of 40.
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>> it seems like every week we have that, though. >> such a changeable time of year. >> yeah it's like job security for you. i don't know what's going on. >> so today's still a little brisk. time for a warm beer bath kind of day. >> thank you, jeff. before bee go to break, let's -- before we go to break, let's look at today's 7 community calendar. >> reporter: here's what's happening in your community. in new jersey, get your experiments on at super science saturday, the greatest science extravaganza. newest arts council presents love, respect and truth. an exhibit that encompasses freedom, love, and equality. and baseball instruction giveaways with tons of fun. celebrate the lunar new year at prospect park zoo. join in the chinese culture
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animalses and good fortune. on staten island, learn about the importance of the beacons of light in the borough's history. let there be love celebrates black history and diversity in a rich show case of local
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for two decades, a mother and daughter team have been working tirelessly to help their community. >> every week, they visit a food pantry. i had the pleasure of meeting this duo who absolutely have gone above and beyond. >> life is certainly a blessing, especially when that life is spent giving back to others. >> i'm grateful i still have some use. >> reporter: this mother and daughter team, pearlie and her 90-year-old mother have been volunteers at this harlem food pantry for 20 years. if it's wednesday, they are here.
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it gives you a warm sensation inside because you helpship. that's what i feel like. >> both say they have seen the need increase, and that's how they know this is a place where they are needed, and where they go above and beyond to make a difference. >> it makes me feel good and wish me had more to give. >> reporter: catholic charities runs this pantry at the kennedy this duo is. >> when you are able to actually continually give back to your community as you age, i think it is a feeling. >> reporter: pearlie and elizabeth are originally from georgia but have lived here here decades. in our city, they have found a home and a purpose. >> thank god, get up, don't sit down there and wait for god to give you everything. he gave you life. he gave you strength, and he
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it to somebody else so they can feel it. >> reporter: talk about words of wisdom. don't wait for god to give you everything. >> my heavens. >> we just went to church. >> yes! pearlie and elizabeth. they are angels among us. those were to of them. >> that whole community counts on them. if it's wednesday, they are there with apples and toasty- os. >> how long will do you it? they said as long as i can. >> i love that story. this year's iconic oscars statue is given a makeover.
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hey, have you heard? heard what? before school starts in september, all kids going into 7th and 12th grade have to get the meningococcal vaccine. it protects against diseases like meningitis. that can be serious, even deadly. yeah, that's why they can't start school without it. something to share? (giggling) actually, yes! talk to your health care provider. even kids who've had one shot may still need a booster. this year's oscar statue is getting a make jove wert finishing touch -- makeover with the finishing touches
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>> they are giving it some hair. >> chia oscar. >> hair this year is big. sandy canyon shows us the making of oscar. >> oscar is back to the future in orange county. the location of a new manufacturer chosen by the custodians of this icon. >> they wanted to keep the original style of the sculptural thing, but they wanted the figure to be more contemporary. >> reporter: dick's found dry has long been the favorite of artists who depend on him to cast the sculptures, but oscar travels to brooklyn to be finished. >> it's got copper, nickel, and gold. it's three separate layers. >> reporter: that final layer is a special kind of gold.
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gold. >> reporter: it's gold dave epner developed for nasa. >> reporter: we were doing it for the space telescope. that same gold this week was put onto a figure that will make us famous. [ laughter ] >> reporter: this is a sweet moment for these two old friends who have a sen trip's worth of experience between them. >> everybody in the family stands a little straighter and walks a little taller. >> we've had a similar reaction in the shop. >> reporter: jr, what does this mean to you? >> a lot. >> reporter: williamsburg, i'm sandy kenyon, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> that is fascinating that all of that gets done in our neck of the woods. >> right? >> very cool. we have a reminder.
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gold" airs here at 7:00 on channel 7. easy to remember. >> and tomorrow, red carpet coverage begins at 5:00 with "eyewitness news" at 6:00 and then more of the red carpet at 7:00 before the big show kicks off at 8:30. oscar coverage is like the super bowl now. it is' all day. >> 100%. then stay tuned for "eyewitness news" and a special edition of jimmy kimmel live after the oscars. so we've got you covered. you don't even have to move. >> it will be a wrap-up of "good morning america" the the next day of the oscars. >> and they will sigh things like this, old hollywood is new again. it's old glamour. >> which for me, when did that ever go out of style? >> that's funny. >> people know the routine by now. great weekend so check it out. don't forget about chris rock and that much-anticipated monologue. >> it's going to be funny.
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a pharmacy town is known for thousands in medication. >> plus, state pens are the target and what inmates are accusing male guards doing at several institutes. >> and getting crafty, however a group attempting to hide their multi-million dollar haul of marijuana.
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series of thefts. we're live with the details of a person police are now looking for. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 comments@captioncolorado.com plus, yoko ono checked into a hospital. we have the latest details on how she's doing this morning. >> from a nightclub to a courtroom. a rapper on long island is due in courtroom accused of firing gunshots outside of a club. good morning. taking a live look on this saturday morning february 27th. good saturday morning, everybody. thanks for making time. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. the last weekend in february. where did the time go. >> got to keep the mental edge. there is a light at the end of this weather tunnel. thanks for tuning in.
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been confusing. >> today will be cold but tomorrow will be a different thing. >> as we head around tomorrow, 27 right now, though. anything but spring-like this morning and the wind will be increasing today. it will still feel chilly, although not quite what it was yesterday. 22 at white plains. these are the coldest readings we've seen this morning. down to 16 at toms river. low to 20s at islip. by the way, the rainfall that we got a few days ago, we still have a flood warning for the passaic river at pine brook right near wayne and i-80, still minor flooding. that will fall below flood stage. it will be a seasonable saturday out there.
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temperatures are rising and kind of a squeeze play with high pressure off to our south. here's your day planner. 30 at 8:00 in the morning. 38 by noontime. 45 by 4:00, but it will never feel that mild because we have a west-southwest wind coming at 20 to 30 miles per hour. it'll feel a whole lot more mild as we head into tomorrow. plus a couple of chances at storminess in the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up later in the newscast. michelle, back over to you. >> thank you so much, jeff. six burglaries in midtown are being linked to one man who is believed to have gotten away with thousands over course of a up in offing weeks. marcus solis joins us live with details on who police are looking for. good morning, marcus. >> good morning, michelle. this location here has been hit three times. a total of six incidents shoplifting and it's risen to the level of grand larceny and police want to pit a stop to it. this is the suspect police say
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medicines at several dwayne reeds throughout manhattan. this location hit three times. all of this happened early in the morning between 8:00 and 10:00. not real so he fist cased. police say he -- not real sophisticated. police say he stuffs the medications into the shopping bag and walks out. at one point there was an accomplice who also stole a couple thousands worth of medications. for any information, call crimestoppers. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." new this morning, a rapper will go before a long island judge today accused of firing a gun outside of a crowded nightclub. entertainer stew dees whose real name is stewart house was arrested last night in suffolk county. police say he pulled out a gun and fired it into the air. all of this at a parking lot outside of the emporium nightclub in patchogue. investigators say he performed there thursday night opening for bone thugs in harmony.
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yoko ono is recovering after being taken to the symptoms. her son shawn dismissed rumors stroke. he said she was just dehydrated and is doing fine. he thanked fans for their concern. she was taken to the hospital around 9:00 last night. the widow of former beatle john lennon turned 83 last week. a representative says the artist and singer should be released from the hospital sometime this weekend. happening today, loved ones will say a final farewell to a popular high schoolteacher and his young daughter. both of them killed in a crash on the new jersey turnpike. at yesterday's wake, the long line of mourners turned out to pay their respects to timothy o'donnell and his 5-year-old daughter bridget. their car, as you might remember, was rear ended at a toll plaza on monday money the other driver has been charged with manslaughter.
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to track down a man who exposed himself to several students bronx. it happened yesterday outside of the bronx studio school for point. police are trying to figure out if it was the same man seen here wanted for exposing himself to kids at another school in the same neighborhood on wednesday. family and friends are gathering this weekend to say a final good-bye to a new jersey beauty queen. the extremely accomplished former miss new jersey kara mccollum died after a car crash in pits grove township. a wake will be held today. funeral services tomorrow in her hometown in arkansas. mccollum went to princeton and compete forward miss america. she was only 24. three men are facing drug charges after police say they got a little creative with their marijuana packaging. police found these crates right
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address in the west village. the boxes labeled art did not actually contain any art work, as you may have guessed. instead, they were filled with as much as $1 million worth of pot. high art. another box inside of the delivery truck labeled auto parts was also filled with drugs. three men were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the democratic challengers for the white house are now in south carolina. the last moves they are making to impress voters as the polls open tuesday. >> also ahead, exposing a porch full of thieves. check out what you can do to protect your packages. >> we are in for a temperature roller coaster ride. we're talking winter chill today, a spring tease tomorrow
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eat well for less. only at my stop & shop. welcome back. new jersey governor chris christie is back on the campaign trail but this time president. he made the decision after a secret meeting with trump in new york.
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leader who's going to restore america's strength around the world. donald trump is that man. >> christie called trump the best republican candidate to lead the country and to beat hillary clinton. there are those who guessed christie would like a high- level position in the trump administration but he publicly claims he is not interested in that and within thes to serve out his term, go into business, and make money. as for the democrats, less interesting a little bit. today voters head to the polls for the south carolina primary. hillary clinton and bill clinton made several stops around the state yesterday. stumping for the last-minute votes. bernie sander $return to south carolina after several days of campaigning in super tuesday states. he is not there long. he leaves today for texas and minnesota. hillary clinton by all measures still has a commanding lead in south carolina. she is expected to win today easily. in other news, thieves caught on camera stealing packages from the steps outside of a home.
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in new york, that means pretty >> everybody. for one woman, it meant losing a lot of money until 7 on your side stepped in to get it back. >> reporter: this surveillance shows how it takes seconds to get a package grab and go. >> their out in ten seconds and >> there it goes. >> reporter: holding in their hands stuff that belongs to neighbors. she arrived from michigan arriving with a couple of suitcases. care package. >> comforter, blanket. >> reporter: jammed into a box weighing nearly 20 pounds shipped out via u.p.s. >> i remember when she sent it she had to sit on the box and tape it. >> reporter: when her package wasn't awol, she checked surveillance videos. u.p.s. comes in and drops them off
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through the front door. less than ape minute later, these three guys come to the front door. one act ass a lookout, the other jimmies the lock. one stuff a piece of mail in his cut and split. >> it's like they do this all of the time. >> what's the total? >> $$928.28. >> yes. kailey's mom didn't insure the package so when they asked her to reimburse her? >> reporter: they were going to give you a hundred bucks? >> maybe. >> reporter: we found out kailey had signed up for u.p.s. my choice, which meant -- >> signature required for package delivery. >> reporter: that doesn't happen. once we pointed that out, kailey got a call. what did they say? >> they will reimburse me for everything. you guys did such an amazing job.
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apologized telling us the drive der not follow the proper methods and has been retrained. he should have left a slip if she is not home. the big take away, of the insurance would have cost only $9 extra. >> it's a shame you have to do that. it is a conundrum because they want to deliver during date when no one's home. >> what a violation to see those creeps pick that up. that's their job to do that. >> i'm sure that wasn't their first time. they looked real comfortable and skilled there. >> so creepy to see that. straight ahead, a patient died in police custody, and now her family is demanding some answers. what they are accusing officers of doing that may have led to the tragedy.
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the family of a woman who died in a south carolina jail cell is suing police and the water. joyce died after her family medical treatment. she was being treated for stomach issues when picked up for shoplifting. she was medically discharged and died 27 hours later. the sheriff's department says the medical check happened
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>> they need to have a better vetting of the medical staff there, better vetting of the officers who are supposed to be taking care of citizens. >> the autopsy report shows she died of gastroenteritis. her familiar if ally says she was too sick to tolerate a lack of water. tests revealed unsafe levels of lead in new york. the tests were done in january, but parents say similar results were done six months earlier. bottled water is being provided to students and staff as further testing is done. >> what is going on with the nation's water? >> it's scary. >> and they are checking the paint now as well. a lot of the paint in those old homes. same thing around here. it's so scary because it means so much, you know, when little kids ingest that.
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weather department? >> if we have a little bit of patience this weekend, it will end up really, really nice. >> i don't have any patience. >> usually this time of year i'm jealous of sandy kenyon being out in l.a. with oscar coverage, but considering what you are saying about tomorrow it will be great around here, too. [ applause ] >> 60 degrees we're looking at for tomorrow afternoon. temperatures are sitting in the upper 20s as we look over toward lower manhattan. 27 officially at central park money the wind is calm at the park but already gusting up to 20 miles per hour at some of the airports so i think the wind will start increasing during the next few hours. it will be downright breezy at times with the high eventually getting up to 45.
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this time of the year. like i said, you need a little bit of patience. high temperature around 4:00 p.m. the winter chill will give way to spring wormth as we head into tomorrow. a few storms coming up this week. no reagan anything weather. looking at what we had the past week with the severe thunderstorms, nothing like that. there is another thunder threat on wednesday, ironically, and maybe the picture by later on in the week on friday as the storm system moves towards the south. we will keep a close eye on it. 18 also down the shore at toms river.
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we'll be warming things up with the southerly component. upper 30s and low 40s to the north of the city today. upper 30s onto look island. foam, here we go, high pressure moving in and getting us at least into the 50s and perhaps into the 60s for new york city and points south and west. here's the accuweather forecast for today. mostly sunny but breezy out there. the high getting up to 45. partly cloudy tonight and down to 35. it's mostly sunny and significantly warmer tomorrow. the high getting up to 60. it could be a spotty shower for monday with a little weak disturbance. other wise it will be another windy, mild day with times of sun and clouds. a mild mix of sun and clouds on a tuesday, 54.
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it could be some rain, could be thunderstorms out there. 53 and much cooler by thursday and that can set us up for the potential for some rain and/or wet snow. maybe a little mix of both bip the time friday rolls around. you have 60 and snow on the same board here. >> fantastic. >> all good things.
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welcome back, everybody. 7:24. >> time for all of the sports headlines of the morning. here's laura. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. last season they were in the world series. this season, they have
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yesterday, the journey officially began for the mets who held the first full-squad weekend of spring training. rob powers has more. >> the goal is to make the season as long as you can. that is the mets' plan again. >> i like our chances to go out and compete. it's going to be fun to watch them get ready this spring. >> it all starts today. the whole team is here now and the work starts now for everybody. >> they seem excited this year. there's high expectations. we have high expectations. we have the players to do it. >> oh, yeah. absolutely. i'm really happy to be here, too to be part of this team. so i'm real excited. >> reporter: live b.p. for some of the mets. these arms are a big reason fans get excited. >> i think everybody's pretty healthy right now. like i said, we're excited. >> whatever happens happens in the next 37 days, opening day for the mets.
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lucie, florida, rob powers, channel 7 "eyewitness news." meanwhile over in tampa, the yankees welcomed back chapman as he dealt with a family issue. chatman and the rest of the team held their first full squad workout of the spring. aaron judge fired off a how many run that sailed more than 450 feet. one of the pinstripe's top optimism. >> we talked about what a great athlete he is and obviously trying to get him the reps to where you can be a real effective player here. >> it's nice to see that type of power because not everyone has it. >> just about one month ago, the nbas were on the verge of the eighth and final playoff spot. now they were 6 1/2 games back heading into last night and struggling to put anything together as they tried to win
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games hosting the magic. let the dunk show begin. outdone. healthy lead. new york had all five starters in double figars including chris who finished with 18 95. win. one day after he and the nets parted ways, joe johnson picked his team. according to reports, the knicks will sign. he reportedly picked miami over the cavaliers and hawks who are vying for his services. the devils may have lost four of the last five, but all playoff hope is not lost. entering yesterday, new jersey is still just one point out of the final wild card spot in the east. last night, the devils were down. first period, staying in the lane. [no audio ] >> that what happens a fake.
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4-0. bishop shutting out the devils. that's your morning look at sports. we're back again later tonight at 5:00. >> okay. it's a plan. much more ahead on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning. a thief targeting pharmacies in midtown is making off with thousands of bucks in medication. we're live with details on what police know about that suspect. >> plus, new york prison guards accused of sexually abusing female inmates. details on the lawsuit that targets state facilities. >> and meteorologist jeff smith is filling in for amy today.
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it's a little chilly but not bad. if you like it warmer, just wait until tomorrow. happy saturday. i'm rob nelson. >> i like hearing you say happy saturday. i'm michelle charlesworth. happy to have you with usp. >> over to jeff smith with the weather because amy freeze, we all should be a little jealous because we're here working and amy's on vacation in hawaii. >> hawaii. that's awesome! >> good for her. >> so cool. >> we should probably reverse the numbers in hawaii. it's more like 72 there. yeah, it's kind of chilly out there right now. a little deceiving because it looks nice. wait until tomorrow. we're seasonable today but we're living for 27 in the city. down to 22 at white plains. we even have temperatures in the teens well north and west of the city. sussex and monticello both
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same thing with toms river. 26 on the east end at montauk. just want to bring your attention. we still have a flood warning believe it or not for the passaic river at pine brook. the water will be falling below flood stage by late today. this is from the rainfall that we got a few days ago, 2 to 3 inches across much of the area. that's why we still have lingering minor flooding there. it will be breezy today and won't be as cold as yesterday. we'll have a lot of sunshine out there. temperatures 30 at 8:00 in the 38 by noontime. a lot of sunshine, but look at the wind coming in 20 to 30 miles per hour at times. even though it gets up to 40 by later on this afternoon, it will never feel like 45. it will probably feel like it's in the 30s for much of the day. wait until tomorrow. we have to watch next week, a couple of shots at storminess and maybe even eventually seven-day forecast. rob?
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topping our news this morning, a thief has been targeting a line of pharmacies in midtown since the start of this year. now to video police want to you see. hey, marcus. >> reporter: rob, the suspect targeting dwayne reid locations as a preference for this one apparently that strike three times. police want to put a stop to it. you see the suspects holding a shopping bag. that's what he uses in these incidents. just takes over-the-counter allergy medicines and personal items, stuffs them into the shopping bag and walks out. six total. a total of $15,000 and one of
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in all. they are asking for the public's help. anyone with information is urged to call crimestoppers. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." new this morning, a lawsuit claims new york state prisons are failing to reduce inmates' risk of sexual assault. the suit asks a judge to force the state to prevent female inmates from being sexually abused by male guards. an attorney working for the legalled a society prisoners rights say they need to upgrade the grossly inadequate reporting, investigation and response to sexual assault'ses. it accuses the state of relying on a system that is zero tolerance in name only. a man is facing cruelty charges after being accused of torturing and badly injuring his roommate's cat. 24-year-old deckland moved into the upper east side apartment three months ago with a woman
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after a few weeks, lucy's owner says the cat had uncomplainable injuries including a broken pelvis that he explained by saying an iron had fallen on her. last week, she found the cat again badly injured, missing teeth and also broken bones and burns all over her body. >> she looked bad like she was breathing with her mouth open and looked like once you see someone can do this to a cat, you wonder what can they do to mep am i safe here? >> reporter: he was arrested and accused of torturing a at that time over the course of several weeks. he will make a full recovery after several surgeries. the family of a woman killed inside of her home in jersey city are pleading for hem finding her killer. police -- for help findg her killer. police want help finingthe killer. just moments before the murder,
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year-old woman's door an 10:30 at night on february 5th. her son doesn't know what in the world made his mother unlock the door. >> he rang the bell and apparently said something that convinced my mom that shoe knew him. she unlocked the door and he pushed in. >> prosecutors say she was found dead the next morning beaten and stabbed to death. her family says the cancer survivor was getting ready to sell her home and move to her native ecuador saying the neighborhood had simply become too dangerous. also, a horrific crime scene out west. five members of a family all shot a killed during a multiple murder-suicide. police in washington state say the gunman called 911 to say that he had shot and killed four members of his own family in suburban seattle. after a three-hour standoff with police, the gunman shot
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a girl in the home did survive the shooting. a friend of the man accused of a deadly shooting inside of a kansas factory is now facing charges. investigators say sarah hopkins gave cedric ford the two guns that were used in the attack, even thee shoe knew it was a convicted felon and could not have a firearm. it appears ford's violent rampage was set off after he was served with a protective order from a former girlfriend where she called him a depressed alcoholic who needed immediate help. police say ford killed three people and injured 14 others before he was shot and killed by police. >> having a party was the celebration of choice to mark one year since courageous young woman received the very best gift of her life. >> surprise! >> friends and family gathering at a restaurant to celebrate one year since katie's double
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you may remember hop the same friends started a social media campaign called oomph for katie. you remember talking about this months ago to raise awareness of her critical search for a donor. a match was eventually found, and in the year since, katie has grown to have a new appreciation for life. >> honestly, every day that i wake up, i am so thankful. i really urge everyone to be organ donors, because it's changed my life. >> reporter: how great does she look? >> katie has been traveling. also, you can imagine spending lots of quality time with family and friends. she's back at worth in fact as a nurse in flushing hospital. >> how cool is that? >> it was a huge social media campaign. she found the match such a great story. >> she looks like she's got oomph. >> yes. closing in on the big
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taking a look at the final preps under way at the dole by theater. >> i hear there's an awards show. >> yeah, something's going on. >> stick around for "eyewitness news" at 9:30 because we're talking love and marriage which actually was the name of the theme song of a sit come in the '90s. >> "married with children." >> very good, michelle. >> here are tips to see if your next level. >> that's deaf con four with
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a growing list of distinction could threaten the world's food supply. bees, birds, butterflies and beet ams are at risk of dying out entirely. they are responsible for follow pollinating 75% of the world's food crops. the threat comes from loss of habitat, pesticide use and it's recommended sustainable agriculture, diversifying crops and ecofriendly food production
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>> they are vulnerable and we are vulnerable if they are. >> oh, boy. >> no bees, forget about it. >> we've done this story on long island and new jersey. >> no bees no crops. >> no more birds and bees, we're all at risk of extinction. [ laughter ] >> when's wrong with you? >> i just hear things differently than other people. >> yeah, on a different track. [ laughter ] >> how with you? >> don't mind him. >> i love coming to visit you guys. you know that. >> we like having you, sir. how are you doing? and you bring good news. >> very good news, especially tomorrow. we're living for tomorrow. 60 degrees tomorrow afternoon. in the meantime a little chilly out there rhino. temperatures in the 20s still. we have a wind that will be developing today. so even though we get up to seasonable levels in the mid- 40s,t'never going to feel quite that mild. a live look atmidtown from our camera iastoria, queens. temperatures 27.
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central park, which is vet protective and secluded where the anemometer is calm but the airport's already reporting wi gusts 15, 20miles r hour. the high will get up toabout 45ight ouon target for this time of yea the record was 72. atth w asrecently back in 1997. next seven hours, temperatures just above freezing by 10:00 a.m. ing by noontime. low 40s by 2:00 in the afternoon. probably topping after around 4:00 p.m. around 45 or so. winter chill today will give way to spring warmth as we head into the day tomorrow. we're talking 60 degrees for many areas on sunday. a couple of storms to watch next week, but no significant severe type of situations like we had last week, last wednesday, case in point where we had all of those trees down and power outages wo thunderstorms. now, we are anticipating the potential for some thunderstorms on wednesday.
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severe of a setup, though. by late, late in the week, we're talking friday. there could be know flakes in the accuweather forecast. this is typical. arriving late february into early march. 25 bell more and 25 in southwestern connecticut at bridgeport. lie pressure right now moving now west virginia. this moves off shore as we head toward tomorrow. look, behind the area of high pressure on a wind stream sees about winds coming from the southwest. that pumps in a lot of warmth. that's why we'll get noticeably warmer as we ahead into the second half of the weekend. a lot of sunshine out there but again a bit of a breeze to keep it feeling cooler. tonight in morristown and white plains, not white down to freezing in central park then tomorrow pulling off the spring tease for oscar sunday. high pressure moving off to the
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at least 50s. we could be talking 60s from the city and points south and west. accuweather forecast for today, mostly sunny, breezy up to about 45. 35 tonight under partly cloudy skies. much warmer tomorrow, the high getting to around 60. on monday, there can be a shower in spots in the morning. otherwise, another mild day with the temperature getting up to 59 with times of clouds and sun. a mild mix of sun and clouds on tuesday. 54 and then periods of rain come in during wednesday and maybe thunderstorms as well. 53, much cooler by thursday. maybe still a lingering shower. then we have to watch friday with our opportunity to perhaps get some snow and/or rain and/or a mix of both with the high getting back to 40. lows at night getting back down into the 20s. welcome to a very changeable time of the year. >> yes. >> it's always changeable. >> but the end is in sight. spring is what, march something?
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>> roughly three weeks in. >> the 20th or the 22nd. >> we'll get there altogether. >> soon enough. coming up on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, we are counting down to the oscars. what will chris rock say during sunday's ceremony? we'll tell what you to expect. >> i think everyone's ready for that monologue. that's going to be so good. >> let's take a look at today's channel 7 community calendar. this is a remix of an old school song. >> yes. >> dedicated to donald trump and chris christie. >> oh, no. >> taking you way back in the file. this was the theme song to the tom hanks sitcom "bosom buddies." this is my life. >> this is a joke. [music] >> reporter: here's what's happening in your community.
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welcome back. big questions leading up to the big night money who will win some. >> we were watching the "bosom bodies" opening. all of the controversy amongst the diversity of the nominees. that is a comfortable zone, racial issues for chris rock. there is a lot of anticipation about what he will say to open the show. sandy kenyon is in hollywood with perhaps a little sneak peek. >> reporter: the buildup to the big show seems to get longer and louder with every passing year. after all of the debate over the lack of diversity at the oscars, the glamorous crowd will come ready to laugh, even if those laughs come at their own expense. >> he is going to be blistering. this is going to be a really tough pill for the academy to swallow.
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for the show tells the hollywood reporter chris rock is in a unique position to heal wounds. >> let's do this. >> reporter: the first time rock hosted, he was so controversial that we thought he'd never be asked back. it took more than a decade, but rock would seem the right guy at the right time. >> they are very fortunate, given the circumstances, that he is there. they'll take their pain medicine and get on with the show. >> reporter: adding to the excitement are the close races in several categories, including best picture where the "remnant" is the favorite "but" spotlight "could win or perhaps" the big shore." >> the big show. >> reporter: there is a lot of gold on this red carpet, which is still under wraps. the gold is because the theme this year is supposed to recall
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reporting from oscar's red carpet, i'm sandy kenyon, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> can't you just tell sandy is in his element? he's loving life out there. it's a big weekend of the year. we have sandy's special "the road to gold" airing tonight at 7:00 right here of course on channel 7. then tomorrow red carpet coverage begins at 5:00 with "eyewitness news" at 6:00. then more of the red carpet at 7:00. the big show kicks off at 8:30. >> there's more. stick around for "eyewitness news" and a special edition of jimmy kimmel live after the
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coming up in a few minutes, gma's weekend edition. >> coming own gma, another big day in american politics. chris trystty's bombshell endorsement giving donald trump big momentum heading into super tuesday. what does this mean for a supposedly surging marco rubio? democrats hit the polls. we also have two new zika headlines. a warning to anybody heading to the olympics in brazil and a disturbing new report on pregnant american women who contracted the virus. dr. rick besser is here to walk us through it all. finally, jennifer garner breaking her silence in an extraordinary, and it new
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straight on her split from ben affleck and addressing his alleged affair with the family's former nanny. it's all coming up. also, we're of course doing a big oscar preview. we have behind the scenes footage and what the producers are telling us this morning. lots to come on a busy saturday. >> good stuff. fun weekend. >> yes, indeed. >> thanks, dan. time now is 7:57. the search is on for the man targeting drugstores in manhattan taking off with thousands of dollars worth of medication. with the latest. hi, marcus. >> reporter: rob and michelle, the suspect struck this dwayne reed six times. these are images released by the nypd of the suspect holding the shopping bag there. he goes into the stores and takes over-the-counter
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at one there was another accomplice. the value of the medicines, over $15,000. in one instance, there was an accomplice and the images police put out there and anyone with any information is urged to call crime stoppers. live in midtown, marcus solis, "eyewitness news." >> thank you, marcus. yoko ono is recovering after being taken to the hospital with flu symptoms. her son schaub tweeted last night dismissing rumor that his mother suffered a stroke. he said she'd's doing fine and thanked fans for their concern. sheep should be release -- she should be released from the hospital this weekend. >> i hope she gets better soon. our weather will get better soon. a little bit of patience. after today, we're talking a spring tease. >> a little teaser. >> anything but spring. temperatures still in the upper 20s as we take a look over toward midtown.
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we're only getting up into the mid-40s today. that's about normal for this time of the year, but the winds will be coming in 20 to 30 miles per hour. so it never feels quite as mild as, say, 45 by 4:00 p.m. mostly sunny skies out there. as we head into the day tomorrow, much warmer. 60 for a high on oscar sunday. maybe a spotty morning shower on monday. 59 to clear things out in the afternoon so still very mild. a mild mix of sun and clouds, 54, rain and maybe thunderstorms again this upcoming wednesday. kind of like last wednesday but snowflakes in the forecast by friday as we cool off significantly later on in the week. it is a roller coaster ride. >> you have the whole buffet, something for everybody. >> right. so the transition time of the year has begun. that's going to do it for this edition. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> thanks so much for being with us.
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"good morning amer a good morning, america. playing the trump card. the presidential candidate's bombshell endorsement, a former foe signing on. >> there is no better fighter than donald trump. >> now double-teaming marco rubio. >> he was putting on makeup with a trowel. >> rubio, meanwhile, taking his own swipes. >> he was having a meltdown. >> the latest twists and turns and the predictions for today's democratic primary in south carolina as we head into a crucial super tuesday. zika alert. the cdc's startling report. the american pregnant women who visited countries with zika outbreaks. what happened? plus, the new travel advice from health officials. our dr. besser tells you what you need to know. opening up, the superstar jennifer garner talking for the

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