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the bear. >> that's what' good morning. a deadly weekend in new york city after a hit and run driver struck five people, all in we have surveillance video. >> thousands of students are at home after a fire burned through their school in manhattan. parents are demanding to know when the kids will be in class. >> 2016 officers are in the books. with diversity dominating.
breaking down all the big moments from hollywood's biggest nights. i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. it's monday, february 29th, the one time in four years that it happens. bill evans with the forecast. >> we will look at a nice start to the day. showers are coming. grab your umbrella. we will have a few showers by lunchtime. temperature 50. a mild morning and mild day. 43 around great neck. 46 belmar. a chilly start to the day. we will look at temperatures warming up. look about 10:00 there is showers through lunchtime then the sun breaks out again this afternoon. the temperature approaches 60 degrees. we will talk about a rainy wednesday in your accuweather forecast coming up. heather o'rourke says the
don't go on the parkway local lanes at exit 117. you don't want to go there. you can't because we have an accident being cleared from the spot. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. three trains track work at 50th street completed. expect residual delays. minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln and holland construction there. on to route 80 east the ramp to 280 an accident. tractor trailer is carrying empty water bottles. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. police released new video of a car that struck and killed a person in brooklyn and kept on going. it was kickly a deadly weekend for pedestrians. three people were killed in five separate hit and runs. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in park slop where the latest incident occurred. dray? >> reporter: good morning, lori. behind me you can see the sign from the nypd and crimestoppers asking for any information that
responsible for the hit and run that happened early sunday also overnight, police release this surveillance video showing the driver running a red light and hitting the 41-year-old victim as he crossed 5th avenue and ninth street riding his bicycle in park slope before 5:00 a.m. the victim later died at the hospital. this is one of five hit and run accidents that happened across the city within a span of four hours early sunday morning. in all, three people were killed and two injured in hit and run accidents that happened in brooklyn, the bronx, queens and manhattan. now, two victims remain in critical condition this morning. they are a 30-year-old man hit while crossing the street in soho and a 22-year-old woman that was hit by a silver minivan crossing the street in south jamaica queens. all of this happening in the backdrop of the mayor continuing to push his vision zero campaign which saw a
2015 but, of course, the mayor using situations like this as an example why drivers and pedestrians need to be careful. police are looking for the suspects or drivers in all of these accidents. live this morning in brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. police took a driver into custody in connection with a hit and run crash that killed an off duty nypd officer. authorities say the 25-year-old vincent harrison got in an accident on the new jersey turnpike in elizabeth early sunday morning. harrison pulled over and got out of his car when another driver hit him and took off. investigators located the infinity involved in the crash. they are also questioning the driver. harrison worked in the 100 precinct in queens. firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in newark. flames spread to three residential buildings on runion street. one brave passerby pulled a man
>> when i pulled him out of the kitchen, he said, no, my wife. but your wife was downstairs. you are the one -- she is the one that told me you were upstairs. i put him over my shoulder and dragged him out of the house. >> amazingly no injuries were reported because of the man's heroic actions. investigation. parents of hundreds of students in manhattan are taking action today. they are outraged days after a school fire disrupted their children's lives. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live in union square with the story. >> reporter: around 10:30 this morning, parents of the success academy union square will hold a rally outside the building to demand that mayor de blasio appoint the city is office of emergency management to take over whatever repairs need to be done to the building to get the campus back open again. it was last thursday when their
panel in the basement of the 11 story building. no one was hurt. the building was evacuated and since then the school's 2,000 plus students have been reassigned to other school buildings throughout the city. parents, of course, are upset that this is interrupting their children's studies and perhaps they feel that the city is not moving quickly to make repairs on the building because of the ongoing dispute between the mayor's office and the operators of charter schools. parents later on today will be demanding that city crews either pick uped pace, repairing what needs to be done to the building here or that the city at least tell parents and students and give them a timetable of when the building will be able to open again. live in union square, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness >> kristin, thank you. hollywood's finest took to
spotlight took the top prize winning best picture. leonardo dicaprio got his just just do. entertainment reporter sandy kenyon was there for all. >> reporter: well, i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: tough talk from chris rock and his jokes came at the expense of some of hollywood's most powerful people. >> is hollywood racist? you are dam right. >> reporter: after the debate over the lack of diversity, the host of the show didn't disappoint. >> if they nominated hosts, i wouldn't get this job. >> reporter: the lack much diversity among this year's acting nominees lead jada pinkett smith to call for a boycott. >> she is mad her man will was
it's not fair that will was this good and didn't get nominated. it's also not fair that he was paid 20 million for wild wild west. >> reporter: the bashes didn't end there. >> -- brbs -- barbs didn't end there. >> what was it about. >> giving blacks a chance to win. >> reporter: when it came time to announce the winners, nothing would dampen it. >> thank you so much, the academy, for this incredible recognition. >> reporter: among the men, the winner was not the favorite but mark rylant in ridge of spice. >> thank y. >> reporter: brie larson went from a small room to big stage. >> thank you moviegoers.
the charm for leonardo decrap prei don't went home a winner. >> let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for grand. >> reporter: that left only the top prize, which went to. >> spotlight. >> if there ever was a perfectly calibrated ensemble, you are it. thank you so much. >> reporter: my favorite film of last year won best picture. but this year at the oscars won't be remembered so much for who won or who was not mine nature but for who wasn't included. reporting from oscar's red carpet, i'm sandy kenyon, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, sandy. "good morning america" is live in hollywood starting at 7:00 a.m. then at 9:00 a.m. "live with kelly and michael" broadcast from inside the dolby theater with the after oscars show.
called the best picture months in advance. >> kenyon. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we look from the camera at 4 time's square looking south. a clear sky. you can see to staten island and sandy hook, new jersey, verrazano narrows bridge looking to a nice start to the day. showers today that will be creeping in here about midday. if you got lunchtime plans, showers, morning commute will be fine. quite mild. 50 to start the day. clear skies. back to the west you see the wave of rain, a front. it's raining in pittsburgh. in central jersey by 7:00. we will look at showers getting here around 10:00 in western jersey. the morning commute is fine. take the umbrella. noontime. a couple of showers, the sun breaks back out this afternoon and we get to near 60 degrees.
we will talk about that in the accuweather forecast. heather is looking at the commute. problems on the garden state parkway. >> behind me you can see the local lanes of the garden state parkway are stopped. this is not something that we normally see at 4:41 in the morning. the express lanes are doing fine. we will head to the maps and tell you where it is. garden state parkway local lanes at exit 117 with that accident being cleared away. again, if you are heading out the door and you want to go on the garden state parkway, stick with those express lanes instead. on or close to schedule new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north. subway service is on or close. earlier track work at 50th has been completed. minor delays george washington bridge. lincoln and holland construction there. we have to wait that out. it's not causing major problems. 208, the ramp to plaza road we have a water main break. that ramp is closed down as a result. 80 eastbound, the ramp to 280 we had an accident here. the accident has been cleared way. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect
lori and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning" metro police brutality after officers respond to a home in the bronx. the man says cops beat him. found safe, a little girl abducted last week is heading back home with her parents. where police found the 4-year- old and the latest on the suspect. >> president obama will award
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today at the white house. his team brought dr. joseph out of afghanistan in 2012. meyers doesn't consider himself a hero. he said his young daughter doesn't either. >> my daughter knows that i'm daddy. she loves me just for that. and if you talk to her one on one, she will tell you the five different nicknames she has for me. i don't think one of them includes hero. >> something else. chief buyers is the sixth navy seal to be awarded the congressional navy medal of honor. the first living member of the navy to receive the award since 1998. special guy. >> very special, yes. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans joining us. >> we take a look at midtown manhattan. clear skies. looking like a good morning so far. we start out with a beautiful sunrise. you will need rain gear as you get going today. we will be seeing showers by midday.
asbury park southward, clear visibility down to the peer. there is the buoy. everything is looking good. to start the day, clouds will increase into the morning commute. the current temperature has been riding around 50 degrees. wind southeast at 6. pressure falling 29.66. that means high pressure leaving. a front from the west gave us a breezy high yesterday of 60 degrees which is a nice day. now at hopatcong, 35. 32 hanover. 42 into northern new jersey around passaic, bergen county. 40 white plains. 46 long island. these numbers are way warm for the overnight. a southerly to a southeast wind coming in with this moisture ahead of a frontal boundary. you see on the satellite and radar pictures, clear skies. back to the west is this line of rain showers. that will be sliding eastward. that gets here around 10:00 in western new jersey.
temperatures will cool into the 40s. by 11:00, 10:00, 11:00 we have a line of showers west to east, through lunchtime and eastern long island from 1:00 to 3:00 then the sun breaks out into the afternoon. temperatures will warm into the mid- to upper-50s before we cool down tonight. next shot at rain will be wednesday morning, really tuesday night into wednesday morning and we will have showers for wednesday. then we got colder air coming in behind that. midday showers, breezy, mild. sun breaks this afternoon. high temperature of 59. clear to partly cloudy. cooler tonight. 29 in the suburbs. cooler tomorrow. temperatures are above normal at 52 degrees. the seven-day forecast, rainy day wednesday. colder air comes in for thursday. so, look snow showers possible on friday.
way, even though we had the 60- degree temperatures. could be a shot of snow showers. it could slippery up the roads. then 40s with sunshine coming up for the weekend. >> we had some blizzards in march. so, march is the lion. you just got to make our way through it. >> one day at a time. >> yes. >> thank you. let's check in with heather o'rourke. >> that's ugly. >> this is the garden state parkway. we don't see this this early in the morning. this is basically the local lanes. you can see the express lanes are moving. the local lanes are stopped. let's go to the maps. garden state parkway northbound side local lanes exit 117 we have an accident. the local lanes are closed. the express lanes are open. if you are heading out this morning, go with the express
subway service on or close to schedule. heading over here, route 208 northbound, the ramp to plaza road a water main break. keep that in mind. 80 eastbound, the ramp to route 280, that accident has been cleared away. a tractor trailer carrying empty water bottles. in the bronx this accident investigation union, port avenue between sterling and mcgraw. then on to the new york state thruway we have another accident in harriman south at exit 16. street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori, over to you. >> thank you. this morning we are hearing from a bronx man who has filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming police brutality. trojan hart says officers broke one of his eye associates while he was handcuffed. the incident started when police responded to his house after an alleged noise complaint. he was told to remove his
hart said that is when things became physical. >> at some point i give in, i will take it off. they wouldn't allow it. by this time they are hitting me and taking it off. i physically felt the bone crack on my face. immediately it bulged up. it was three dimensional. they had to take me to the hospital. >> the nypd is not commenting on the case. a pastor in ohio is killed inside his own church and this morning his brother is in dayton police say 70-year-old william schooler was shot in his office at st. peter's yesterday afternoon. the scene. they expect to charge him with the murder. two communities are mourning the loss of a virginia police officer shot and killed
the police department in officer ashley guide done's hometown in new hampshire. she was sworn in to the prince william county police department friday. the next night the 2-year-old was shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call. her high school principle says that guindon's senior quote says live for something rather than die for nothing. >> the irony is a bit overwhelming. this is not right. >> guindon served in the marine corps and joined the force a year ago. she took time off before being sworn in last week. the man accused of killing her police say killed his wife and injured two 0 other officers. the 4-year-old montana girl abducted on friday will be back
macy lilly was discovered on a native american reservation. a sheriff's office found her a few miles from where she was kidnapped. she is in good health. a suspect is in custody. coming up on "eyewitness news this morning," shocking discovery. what one woman found inside a sealed box in a park in manhattan. >> also ahead, g.o.p. front-runner donald trump is taking heat for what he didn't
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you will get through the morning commute fine. these bands of showers keep sliding eastward with a front. behind that it will be cooler. arrival time in western forecast lincoln about 10:00 a.m. sliding eastward across long island into the afternoon. these will come by quick and only like a few hours then they are gone and push through the area. hoist we are looking at temperatures today that start out around -- in most cases, really warm for this hour of the day. 47 by 5:00 a.m. we should be in the 30s. by the time we get to lunchtime low 50s. showers rolling in to jersey about 10:00. in the city about 11:00 into the afternoon. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. how is it going. >> we have the parkway behind me. traffic is moving better than it was before. let's head to the maps and tell you what is happening. it's the, pennsylvania on the northbound side.
parkway, northbound side. subway service is running on or close. 208 north the ramp to plaza road, water main break. street cleaning rules are in effect. a disturbing discovery in a park in upper manhattan. a severed horse head found in a box. a pass err by came across the box this morning at highbridge park at 190th street. the person opened it and inside was a cooked horse head along with fruits and veggies and the head of another animal as well. it's not clear what head the other belonged to. police are trying to figure it out. nasty. >> very. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the new video police want you to see as they search for a hit and run driver in brooklyn. we are live on the scene, one
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good morning. new video shows one of the cars involved in a series of hit and run crashes across the city in a matter of hours. we are live in brooklyn. >> i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> his moment arrived. after five nominations, leo dicaprio is an oscar winner for
>> this film gave a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies this voice which we hope will become a choir that will resonate to the vatican. >> the drama spotlight about sexual abuse by roman catholic police won big over the receive vin new from overnight -- revenant. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. it's leap year. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast. >> i have some friends that are only like 15 years old today. here is what is going on. that's what they say. 50 degrees. 33 kingston and poughkeepsie. 40 carmel. 39 around norwalk and 45 long island. these numbers are warm for this hour of the day.
60. today showers by 11:00 they go right through here in a couple of hours. sun breaks back out this afternoon. we will get to a high near 59 degrees. weather and traffic every seven minutes. she had that massive problem on the garden state parkway. now something on the subways. >> subway service is on or close. that's the good news i have for you. there is not a lot of good news. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north on or close to schedule. garden state parkway local lanes an accident in the process of being cleared away. looks like the traffic is breaking up a bit. stick with the express lanes if you can. 208 northbound side ramp to plaza road we have a water main break. the ramp is blocked off as a result. we have alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. three people were killed and two were injured in separate hit and run crashes across the city.
four boroughs on sunday in less than four hours. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in park slope with new video just released by police. >> reporter: we will show you the surveillance video in a moment. you can see the sign behind me from crimestoppers asking for any information that might lead police to the driver responsible for the hit and run that happened early sunday morning. the victim, who died here, is the last victim to die in a handful of hit and run accidents the nypd is investigating. this surveillance video was released overnight by police as they search for the driver who brooklyn. the video police say shows the driver running a red light and hitting a man crossing 5th avenue in park slope. the 41-year-old victim died at the hospital. it was the 5th hit and run in new york city over the course of four hours. >> it's a shame. i hold whoever was responsible
>> reporter: an uber driver was killed getting something it out of his car early yesterday morning in south o coven park. sonia ramirez said the driver kept going. >> it's a shame people driving by and nobody stopped. >> reporter: police are searching for the driver that took off after hitting and killing jose contreras. he was leaving his sister's 80th birthday party early yesterday morning when he was killed near the entrance ramp to the cross bronx expressway. he worked as a custodian in yonkers and was getting ready to retire p. his family is hoping that the person who hit him turns himself in. >> he was always there for us. my mom is distraught right now. it's horrible. >> reporter: there are two surviving victims, one a 30- year-old man hit while crossing the street in soho and a 22- year-old woman hit in south jamaica queens.
this is all happening as mayor de blasio continues to push his vision zero campaign in an effort to try to bring down the number tf traffic deaths that did happen in 2015. the mayor says this is an example of why people need to slow down and pay attention when you have irresponsible drivers who hit people and continue to drive on. we are live in brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. new this morning, police on the scene of what may be a murder-suicide in suffolk county. someone checking on family members at a home on summer street drive found the bodies of a man and a woman. no word on how they died. police say there was the smell of gas in the house. well, the celebrations are still going strong this morning. just hours after the oscars were handed out during hollywood's biggest night. >> the ceremony was also surrounded by controversy over
the monologue of host chris rock left few disappointed. eyewitness news entertainment reporter sandy kenyon was there for the action and joins us live in hollywood. good morning, sandy. >> reporter: good morning, ken, good morning, lori. i covered a few of these and i will never forget the charged atmosphere as chris rock fired up that crowd during his monologue in the first half hour of last night. turning to the winners, brie larson is new, leonardo dicaprio was overdue and both were gracious backstage where everyone seemed to agree chris rock was the right man at the right time to talk about a situation that is anything but right. >> well, the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards.
you are dam right. racist. like we like you, rhonda, but you are not a kappa. jada is mad her man will was not nominated. i get it. you get mad. it's not fair that will was this good and didn't get nominated. it's also not fair that will was paid 20 million for wild wild west, okay. >> spent about a year prepping and doing the film and by the time the movie was over, it was so far away from who i was when i started that it was a long process of many different things in trying to find myself. and the weird part is, i'm standing here now completely myself. >> certainly with this upcoming election, the truth is do not
empirical truth and on the wrong side of history and we need to join together and vote for leaders that care about the future of this civilization and the world in which we know it. >> reporter: i had an extraordinary experience at the governor's ball following the oscar show. we just finished "eyewitness news at 11:00", which was airing past midnight. i went to the governor's ball and there was leonardo dicaprio with his oscar on a table. the ladies that engraved the oscar were ready to go. he watched and we watched as his first oscar was engraved. i live for those moments. i collect those moments. that's why i love covering this show. reporting live from oscar's red carpet that is being disassembled here, sandy kenyon, channel 7 eyewitness news. back to ken and lori in new york. >> we live for you to share
and there is still a lot more live coverage ahead from hollywood including "good morning america" beginning at 7:00. then at 9:00 a.m. "live!" lynn broadcast live from inside -- "live with kelly and michael" with much more. >> we have more at abc7ny. you can find a complete list of the winners, most tweeted about moments and sandy out in hollywood. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> all that is left for sandy to do is to drive the forklift. that's next, right. >> i can't imagine. here we go. this advertise our camera at 4 time's square looking south, clear skies. nice start to your monday. yesterday was mild. those temperatures have carried over to today. we are looking at a temperature of 50 degrees. normal low should be in the 30s
clouds to do west. pennsylvania. pennsylvania, eastern pennsylvania by mid-morning. we get to the morning commute fine. the temperature may drop a little more, into the 40s but back to 52 by the time we get into the afternoon, upper 50s here. we will look at sunny breaks after a few showers during the lunch hour here. we will get to about 59 degrees, a couple of showers into the midday hours then colder this week. head's up about friday coming up. heather's children played hockey -- her son played hockey. >> he was playing hockey in brewster, 60 degrees. outdoor hockey game. water polo basically. here we go. this is the garden state parkway. you can see that delay as you go on the northbound side. it's really heavy in your express lanes as they clear away the accident -- local lanes.
head to the maps and pinpoint where it is, garden state parkway, northbound at exit 117. the accident is in the local lanes. mass transit is doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect today. ken, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we are following a developing story. in ireland, bombings have killed dozens of people. who is claiming responsibility this morning. >> the countdown to super tuesday is on with hundreds of delegates at stake.
sunday's back to back bombings in baghdad. iraqi officials say 73 people are confirmed dead. five people are missing and 112 people are in the hospital. isis has claimed responsibility. the first blast in a busy market drew a crowd which was then ripped apart by a suicide bomber. super tuesday and the delegates are a day away. donald trump faces a new controversy. donald trump facing rut continue any about david duke. >> i don't know anything about david duke. i don't know what you are talking about white supremacy or white supremist. did he endorse me? what is going on. >> other candidates say he has referenced duke in the past and criticizing him not claiming who duke is.
david duke is. >> [ indiscernib /?txu. >> republicans on super tuesday can win about half of the 1,237 nomination. donald trump did get help from an endorsement from the governor of alabama. trump leads in two super tennessee. ted cruz leads in texas. hillary clinton leads bernie sanders in all three of the super tuesday states. let's check in with bill evans again. the day. looking at temperatures that are well above normal on this leap day, in this leap year. temperatures starting out at 50. humidity drive. winds southeast at 6 and pressure is falling at 29.66 because a front is coming from the west.
these are the records for leap day. you don't see these too often because you only have so many leap days. the normals for leap day are 45 for the high and 31 for the low. pretty sunrise. 42 babylon. smithtown 45, so is brookhaven. 44 monticello. 43 up to poughkeepsie. winds out of the south and southeast. that kind of keeps us on the warm side. back to the west is the front. the front is sliding eastward. eastward this morning, clouds ahead of that. pike county in a little while, the rain showers are back in western pennsylvania. they will be sliding eastward and getting to us around 10:00. we could see the temperature dropping into the 40s then low 50s. here are the showers by 10:00. western new jersey.
shore then it pushes through quick. out of here by the time we get to the lunch hour. by 2:00, 3:00 the sun breaks out. beautiful sunset coming. wednesday, overnight tuesday into wednesday, a big batch of rain coming. breezy rainy day on wednesday. that should push through wednesday night bringing in colder weather for thursday. jackets and sweaters at the bus stop. i give it a b for nice and breezy with sunny breaks for the afternoon and 59 degrees. a nice mild day. tonight clear to partly cloudy skies. a little cooler. 2 in the suburbs. sunshine, breezy. cooler tomorrow. great day t. high 52. warmer than normal. wednesday is the rainy day when the front moves through. look at wednesday night 29 degrees. then thursday we are at 40 with clouds and sun and then a system comes by on friday and that cold air, you will see thursday night temperatures 28,
into friday it could be a system coming that could produce snow showers on friday then we will warm back up for the weekend. >> you did not say snow showers. >> yes, i did. >> but nothing really. >> a nuisance on friday. >> okay. that's fine. >> usually he looks at me when he says that word. >> nuisance. >> which word. >> nuisance. >> i'm not looking at him. >> i will. >> she takes it to a whole new level. >> i don't have to look at her. happy monday. i'm looking at this, all right. williamsburg bridge outbound to brooklyn overturned vehicle in the outer roadway. expect delays there. garden state parkway northbound local lanes near exit 117 that accident is clearing. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> still ahead on "eyewitness
the current voyage two days short to avoid another squall. royal caribbean's anthem of the seas is heading back to new jersey. the captain expects the ship to arrive wednesday. the crew and passengers are dealing with a norovirus outbreak. three weeks ago 30-foot waves and hurricane force winds rocked passengers and damaged the ship. listen how messed up this is. a woman hoping to see the hottest show on broadway helps police bust a ticket scam. she thought she purchased tickets to hamilton. the tickets she bought through craigslist were worth zero. she was angry. she wanted to make sure justice got done. >> i got my hopes up, so excited, listening to the soundtrack all night and i said this is not okay. if he is doing this to me, he is doing it to other people. i am going up there and having him arrested. >> posner set out to buy more
herself she went with a man or woman in blue. officers met the seller at the rendezvous point and he was arrested. she encourages anybody else involved in a ticket scam call the police. >> oh, no you didn't. >> good for her. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> some guy named king george going ba, ba, ba. looking down the jersey shore we have clear to partly cloudy skies. a nice morning. showers to the west that will be rolling in here by the time we get to about 10 in western jersey. 11:00 in the city and 1:00 to the eastern end. the temperatures are mild this morning. enjoy. weather and traffic together every seven minutes.
>> 4 and 5 trains with signal problems at 86th street. expect service changes as a result. bronx river parkway, an accident being cleared away. the williamsburg bridge on side into brooklyn we have an overturned vehicle in the outer roadway. expect delays there. the garden state parkway as you go northbound in your local lanes near exit 117, that is an accident in the process of being cleared away. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," frustrated parents are looking for answers after hundreds of students can't return to their school for another day. >> starbucks is taking the bold attention parents: before school this september all kids entering 7th and 12th grades must get the meningococcal vaccine. it protects against serious and sometimes deadly diseases like meningitis. call your health care provider today.
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big winners of the night. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's monday, february 29th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> good morning, everyone. all you leap year babies, this is your leap day t. happy birthday to you. on this 29th, a temperature of 50 degrees. way warm for this hour of the day. we should be in the mid- to upper-30s. 43 north port and massapequa. hauppauge 44. it's 39 coastal connecticut and bridgeport. now, we may see the temperature drop into the 40s a little bit before sunrise. that is 6:30, an hour from now. we will warm into the upper 50s this afternoon. showers start around 10:00 in jersey. 11 in the city, central park but out of here after 1:00. lunchtime showers. we will talk about cooler weather coming and rain for wednesday. heather is looking at the commute. track work?
track work between 21st and 71st. 4 and 5 trains and signal problems at 86th street. service changes there. bronx river parkway near the zoo an accident. then we have this problem at the williamsburg bridge on to brooklyn, overturned vehicle in the outer roadway. the garden state parkway, local lanes northbound near exit 117 we had an accident here. that accident is in the process of being cleared away. traffic is starting to move again. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. then this accident on 208, a water main break, northbound the ramp to plaza road, water main break. ken, over to you. >> thank you. at 5:32, new video of the car that struck and killed a person in brooklyn. the driver never stopped. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in park slope. this is one of five on sunday alone.
a very bad weekend for the nypd investigating a series of deadly accidents. behind me you can see the billboard from crimestoppers asking for any information that might lead them to the driver responsible for the hit and run that happened at this intersection early sunday morning. overnight the police released this video showing the driver running a red light and hitting the 41-year-old victim as he crossed 5th avenue and 9th street riding his bicycle in park slope early sunday morning. the victim later died at the hospital. as you said a moment ago, this is one of five hit and runs that happened across the city sunday morning. in all, three people were killed and two injured in hit and run accidents that happened in brooklyn, the bronx, queens as well as manhattan. there are two surviving victims. the first is a 30-year-old man
then a 22-year-old woman hit by a silver minivan in south jamaica queens. both of those victims are listed in critical condition this morning. police are looking for the drivers involved in all five of these accidents. live in brooklyn this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. police took a driver into custody in connection with a hit and run crash that killed an off duty nypd officer. authorities say the 25-year-old vincent harrison got in an accident on the new jersey turnpike in elizabeth sunday morning. harrison pulled over and got out of his car when another driver hit him and took off. investigators have located the infinity involved in the crash and they are questioning the driver. harrison worked in the 100 precinct in queens. a school fire has been disrupting classes for days in manhattan. fed up parents are taking action. kristin thorne is live in union square.
>> reporter: good morning, ken. at 10:30 this morning, parents of the success academy union scare are planning to hold a rally outside of the building in union square to demand that mayor de blasio assign the office of emergency management to take over repairs here after a fire so the campus can open back again. it was last thursday when an electrical panel in the pavement of the 11 story building caught fire. thankfully no one was hurt. the building was evacuated and since then the school students have been reassigned to other city. the department of education says crews, more than 30 workers, have been working repairs. but they say the damage was so significant that at this time eye taking them a lot of time. parents asked the city to put generators to at least get students back into the building.
severe that the generators will do no good. live in union square, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. the post oscar parties are wrapping up in hollywood. >> some of the biggest stars are going home with the gold. dicaprio. >> thank you, all, for this amazing award tonight. granted. i do not take tonight for granted. >> well, the 5th time proved to be the charm for leo who took home the best actor trophy for his work in the revenant. he used his acceptance speech to push for environmental activism. this award season made it obvious that it was finally leo's year to win. he wasn't the only one that made a clean sweep leading up to the oscars. >> brie larson, room.
participated in room. thank you to all of you who saw it. thank you to the fans. thank you to the moviegoers. thank you for going to the theater and see our films. >> brie larson took home the oscar for best actress after winning the golden globe and screen actors award. this was the first time the 26- year old actress was nominated for an academy award. >> the oscar goes to spotlight. >> this film gave a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies that voice which we hope will become a choir -- >> the top prize of the night went to spotlight, the film about the investigation into child sexual abuse in the catholic church and took home the award for best original screen play. best supporting actress went to alesia for the danish girl in the real upset of the
went to mark rye lands from bridge of spies. sylvester stallone was nominated for repricing rocky. around either. now, there is still a lot more live coverage ahead from hollywood including "good morning america" beginning at 7:00. one of my favorite live shows of the year at 9:00 a.m. "live with kelly and michael" broadcast from inside the dolby theater with the after oscars show. >> at 10:00 a.m. fashion and glam experts join us for a live interactive show at abc7ny. it's all about the fashions seen on the red carpet at oscar's night and how you can less. >> my two favorite live shows of the year are this one and halloween. my two favorites. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans in the accuweather forecast.
camera at 4 time's square looking south. a great visibility. clear skies, nice morning. beautiful sunrise coming up. into the morning, we will see clouds increase with temperature of 50 degrees. we got a southwest wind 12 to 18 miles per hour keeping it warm. clouds to the west. showers are to the west. they get here around 10:00 in central new jersey today and probably about 11:00 in the city. this morning temperatures will be way warm. back in the 50s here. mid-50s at lunch. showers are gone by 1:00 then the sun breaks out this afternoon and we will have a pretty sunset, partly cloudy skies as we go into tonight. at the bus stop, kiddos, there they are. it will be sunny, cool, temperature 49, 50 agrees. after school they will be there. we have their feet in wet cement so they won't move far. >> warm clothes. it will be 62. >> got to keep them warm. >> they can always take those
>> they could. >> take the hat off. >> we have an overprotective mother. >> in my case that is true. >> mine as well. here we go. this is route 3. you can see all of that activity that is going on over here. we have another camera shot to show you of route 3. you can see the lights that there shining brightly as we go to this other camera. you can see how things are looking there. you can see the lights right over here. this is an accident on route 3. the accident itself is eastbound. it's right near meadowland parkway. that's where the accident is. east on route 3. f trains track work between 21st and 71st street. 4 and 5 with signal problems at 86th street. expect changes. we have an accident on the bronx river parkway near the zoo, all lanes subject to closure. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," hear from the bronx man who filed a
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his eye associates while he was handcuffed in inside the 42nd precinct house. the incident started when police responded to his home after an alleged noise complaint. when officers took him to the station house, he argued when he was told to remove his wedding band. that's when it became physical. >> at some point i give in. i will take it off. they just wouldn't allow it. by this point, they are hitting me and taking it off. i physically felt the bone crack on my face. immediately it bulged up. hospital. the case. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we take a look at the chrysler building brought to you by chrysler. that is roosevelt island and in good visibility here.
look from the george washington bridge back to the east. gorgeous sunrise. temperature 50. winds are dry. with a front approaching, the pressure falls. yesterday's high was 60 degrees. these are the records for leap day. we don't have a lot of them but they are quite interesting set in 1880, nearly the high and record low. passing shower this midday. mild this afternoon. wednesday. some snow is possible late in the week on friday. hopatcong 33. chilly to the north. jackets, sweaters. 50 around the five boroughs. 45 long island. southwest to a southerly wind that keeps things warm. winds are picking up at the coastal sections. a few clouds to the west. those will go by.
the rain is from buffalo to binghamton to williamsport to state college sliding eastward. that gets to western jersey about 10:00. temperatures are in the low to mid-50s. showers at lunch. got a lunch date, make sure you have the umbrella. then you see these are gone by 2:00. and the son is back out, mild. tomorrow we will have a cooler 50s. here comes rain for tuesday into wednesday. we will keep an eye on that. some of the rain will be on the heavy voted. cold air pours in behind that. 59 this afternoon. after school, kiddos, great weather after school. there. and there is spring soccer, good stuff. breezy and mild, 59 degrees. clear and cloudy tonight, 38. tomorrow 52. in the seven-day forecast rain
periods of rain wednesday. a leftover shower by afternoon. 54. look at the cold air that pours in wednesday night, chilly on thursday. thursday night down to 28. so, a wave of low pressure comes by thursday into friday. temperatures are cold enough that we could get wet snow out of that making it wet and slippery for travel around on friday. then sunshine for this weekend. >> very good. >> thought about you over the weekend. i was down in baltimore, d.c., charlottesville, virginia. >> to see your daughter. >> my daughter was playing a polo match. my son had a rugs by match. >> i was there, too. sorry we can't connect. >> crab meat is out. >> nothing like it. >> let's check in with heather. here we go. accident causing some heavy delays on route 3 eastbound side near meadowland parkway. you can see bumper to bumper.
i was putting the subway status together, 7 trains issues. n trains switching problems at did it march. near meadowland parkway an accident. f train track work between 21st and 71st street. 4 and 5 signal problems at 86th street. to the bronx river parkway, on the southbound side near the bronx zoo an accident. all lanes are subject to closure as you go through the spot. williamsburg bridge outbound into brooklyn we have an overturned vehicle in the outer roadway. we have all lanes subject to closure here as well. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," here from spike lee on his decision not to attend the oscars, plus,
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welcome back. brooklyn's spike lee was among the prominent black members of hollywood that chose not to attend the academy awards ceremony. he received an honorary oscar a few months ago. he and his wife made the decision to stay home and watch the knicks game at madison square garden d. they say the protest is more than just about people of color being acknowledged by the academy. >> if you get an oscar and an actor, director, better projects sent to you. it means a lot of course it's not about the award show. it's more about what films are being made. >> well, the lees wish good luck to all the nominees. they plan to watch highlights of the show. chris rock had a lot to say
boycott of the oscar presentation. >> why this oscars. it's the 88th academy awards. 8th academy awards, which means this whole no black nominees thing happened at least 71 other times. okay. you got to figure that it happened in the 50 ts, in the 60s, you know, in the 60s, one of those years sydney didn't put out a movie. i'm sure there were no black nominees, say '62, '63. black people did not protest. why? because we had real things to protest at the time. >> rock said that black performers are asking for the same access to good projects that white actors seem to have year after year. we will have a live report from the oscars red carpet at 6:00 a.m.
[engine revving] [crashing] [sirens] you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic here on "eyewitness news this morning." good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm meteorologist bill evans. we are looking down the jersey shore. clear skies, nice morning. rain is coming. as you head out the door today, getting the kids to the school, bus stop, there will be showers later on. showers at times will come in about 10:00 in the morning. we will see those lasting into the afternoon. we will see a few periods of rain in eastern long island into the afternoon.
into the 40s by the time we get to lunchtime back in the 50s. showers by 11:00 to 1:00 then the sun comes right back out. weather then heather every seven minutes. >> you mentioned long island. here is the l.i.e. near little neck parkway. westbound side accident center lane blocked off. we go to the maps and talk about subway status, problem with the subways 4 and 5 trains signal problems. n trains switching problems. f trains track work and then on to the bronx river parkway near the bronx zoo an accident. all lanes are subject to closure. alternate sides are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you. a man is being called a hero for risking his own life to rescue a man from a fire in newark. the fire damaged or destroyed three residential buildings on runyan street last night. a good samaritan that happened to be passing by pulled a man out of one of the burning homes.
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good morning. it's 6:00. a new clue in a deadly crash in brooklyn. one of five heavy and slow in the span of a few hours across the city. >> the final push before super tuesday. donald trump picks up more endorsements as he looks to nomination. >> not shying away from any controversy, host chris rock takes the oscar's so white debate over diversity to the worldwide stage. we have a live report from hollywood. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's monday, february 29th. it's leap year. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> yeah, we have a beautiful sunrise on this leap day going into the morning. temperatures are mild, too. normal overnight low is about 31 to 35.