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i'm asking this individual, he can run but he cannot hide. we have the resources, the personnel, the technology, we will find him as we have done in the past. >> he's just mind-boggling because when you have children and you see this tragedy, everything happened in front of the mother. it's just terrible. >> reporter: the mayor says he is covering the cost of the little girl's funeral personally out of his own pocket. the mother is someone he knows. she works in a nail salon. the father works in a factory. there's a memorial at the site of the crash, the hit-and-run at 62nd and van buren in west new york. >> it's a 7-year-old wonderful girl, 1st grader, and it could happen to all of us. the father said this is my little angel. i lost my little angel. and i feel the same. >> reporter: 7-year-old sheyla is described as fun loving, caring, and a little girl who loved life. >> if i tell you about sheyla, a smile comes to my face.
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she was the happiest baby. >> what happened was so careless and cruel. police plead with the public, please keep your eyes out if you know of any idea who may have done this, please contact them. live in west new york, new jersey, michelle charlesworth, channel 7 eyewitness news. another pedestrian killed even though good samaritans rushed to her aid. police say a livery cab was turning on to east 36th street in marie hill when the driver hit 77-year-old carol dauplaise. she later died at the hospital. >> we tried to get her out. >> that was the only way to get her out. >> how many others? >> about 10 of us. >> the driver did stay at the scene. at this point no charges have been filed. new information in a hit-and-run that killed an off duty nypd officer. cops have found the car and identified the driver that
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harrison on the new jersey turnpike on sunday. eyewitness news reporter n.j. burkett is in valley stream where harrison lived. >> that's right. in the officer's neighborhood here in valley stream, long island where friends and relatives have been gathering all day to support one another. mayor de blasio called it tragic. a rookie officer struck and left to die in the new jersey turnpike. >> reporter: his friends and fellow officers are consoling the officer's family in valley stream tonight. 25-year-old vincent harrison was struck and killed this weekend by a hit and run driver. after a fender bender on the new jersey turnpike. investigators say officer harrison was off duty at the time and had just stepped out of his car to inspect the damage when he was struck by a passing car at 3 a.m. on sunday in elizabeth. police say the car stopped briefly then sped off.
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>> my heart goes out to the families and it's disgusting that anyone would kill another human being or hurt another human being and drive off. >> reporter: officer harrison was assigned to the 100th precinct in the rockaways where he was mourned today near the neighborhood where he attended high school. his friends describe him tonight as a bright and dedicated young man with a contagious smile and a warm sense of humor. smile. that's what you hear all day from his friends. the latest information from the new jersey state police, yes, the car has now been located. the driver has been identified. the driver's name has not yet been released. charges have not yet been announced. live tonight in valley stream, long island, n.j. burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. black lives matter. black lives matter. black lives matter. >> those are protesters chanting "black lives matter"
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virginia today. the candidate's campaigning ahead of super tuesday tomorrow when millions of voters will head to the polls. tomorrow we'll see voting results from 12 states and america samoa. more delegates are at stake than at any other voting day in the primary cycle. abc's marci gonzalez has more from austin, texas. >> reporter: today the jabs flying. >> in florida, where he comes from, this guy couldn't be elected dogcatcher. >> reporter: in the last minute push before super tuesday. >> we're not going to allow a conartist to take control of the party of lincoln and reagan. >> reporter: candidates covering as much ground as they can to reach voters before the biggest day of the primary, with delegates at stake. >> i don't think america has ever stopped being great. what we need to do now is make >> reporter: hillary clinton hoping to maintain her lead over
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>> we can win the democratic nomination. [ applause ] >> reporter: while on the gop side, trump looks to surge ahead even further with the latest national polls showing 49% of republican voters support him. >> get him out. get him out. >> reporter: the frontrunner today brushing off protesters and the controversy sparked by these comments on c nn about his endorsement from david duke. >> would you say unequivocally you condemn them and you don't want their support? >> i have to look at the group. i don't know what talking about. >> this morning trump claimed he didn't hear the question and he has disavowed david duke. he's polling behind here in texas, the biggest super tuesday state where senator ted cruz hopes his constituents will bring him a much-needed win. new york's mayor bill de
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controversy surrounding donald trump. >> it is 2016 in the united states of america and donald trump cannot disavow the kkk. this is unbelievable. it is disgusting. it's literally beyond the pale. >> he said condemning the kkk should be one o democrats and republicans should agree on. >> you can watch live reports beginning tomorrow on eyewitness news at 4:00. and tomorrow night be sure to watch abc news' super tuesday special. it's going to begin at 10:00 here on channel 7 followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. the lawyer for new jersey senator bob menendez is trying to get the corruption case against him dropped. a panel of judges grilled the lawyer on the case. they say menendez took gifts and
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in exchange for political fairbs. menendez maintains meetings he had with government officials were about policy, not to help the doctor. governor christie is trying to fill a longstanding vacancy on the supreme court. he announced he would like david bowman to fill the post. he pointed out the state legislature approved bowman a few years ago. he says if he is confirmed, history will be made. >> this continues my effort to bring diversity to the court, by bowman being the first asian-american to serve on the supreme court while also maintaining the partisan balance on the court with a full court confirmed justices. >> if confirmed, the supreme court will have four republicans, which christie says is allowed in the state's constitution. there were audible gasps today at the u.s. supreme court when justice clarence thomas broke a decade of science. the conservative justice asked a
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argument and this was the first time in 10 years. the court is considering placing new limits on laws of preventing people violence to own guns. a shooting in a school cafeteria happened at madison senior junior high school, about 30 miles south of cincinnati. the 14-year-old boy walked in to the room and started firing, hitting two students. police say two others were also injured. the shooter then dropped the gun and fled but was quickly captured. >> it's sad that anybody got hurt and i'm not sure why a young man would feel compelled to do something like this but when they do, it affects everybody. >> the four students are expected to recover from their injuries. an army sergeant assigned to the pentagon now admits he shot and killed his wife and a rookie
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very first patrol. 32-year-old ronald hamilton was arraigned in virginia today. prosecutors say he shot and killed his wife on saturday and then shot three officers responding to her 911 call. rookie officer ashley guindon had just been sworn in the day before. stocks on wall street kicking with broad losses. dow tumbled by triple-digits. the dow closed at 16,516. s&p 500 lost 15 points. new information about that bus crash in new jersey that caused an 11-vehicle pileup. coming up, what investigators say the bus driver was doing right before the collision. plus, more delays and cancellations on the lirr. what's to blame for the increase? >> and a secret message during the oscars. the news of winning director
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>> i'm meteorologist lee goldberg. february ends with temperatures feeling like april. we had highs today in the upper 50s and lower 60s. we have chill, thunderstorms in
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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. learn more at health.ny.gov/immunize. new at 5:00, if you've been frustrated riding the long island railroad, you have good reason. for the third year in a row, on-time performance dropped. it's now down to 91.6%, and it comes at a time when the railroad is carrying a record number of riders. so what's behind this downturn? eyewitness news reporter sandra bookman has some answers.
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station. >> the railroad insists that the issue is really due to a combination of factors. first there are events that it derailment. combine that with ongoing infrastructure projects like east side access. that will eventually link the terminal. passengers, well, they say they don't want to hear it. they just want to get where their going. >> reporter: the mad dash to the tracks is familiar for long island railroad regulars. but also all too familiar these days is the wait for trains that arrive late or not at all. >> the last year or so it's been tough. >> it seems like they're always late or they're canceling a lot of trains or they're just really crazy. >> reporter: in fact, according to the lirr's own annual operating report, on time performance is down across the board. consider the number of canceled trains.
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a 40% increase. >> we're working always to avoid these delays. >> reporter: lirr spokesman salvatore reyna insists those numbers are greatly affected by events out of the railroad's control, like bad weather or the plane that made an emergency landing on the tracks last summer, as well as ongoing improvements to the system. >> there are a lot of major construction projects going on influences on-time performance but it's really a promise for could get better. >> reporter: some riders say promises about the future aren't enough. they're demanding improvements now. >> their time is very frustrating and you wonder if they couldn't do better. >> we're constantly reminded by the railroad to watch the gap. i guess our message to the railroad is to watch the gap. the gap that's forming now between the riders and the railroad. >> the lirr is insisting this evening that it hears that growing frustration and it does care.
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performance all of the time but insists the ongoing infrastructure improvements will do just that. they just ask passengers for a little bit of patience. station. sandra bookman, channel 7 eyewitness news. a judge has delayed a ruling about whether she'll throw out the defamation lawsuit against bill cosby. this is the case that involves model janice dickinson. cosby's lawyers say they want her case dropped because over the years she gave differing accounts of what happened with the entertainer. she said cosby drugged and raped her in the 80s. dozens of other women have made similar claims. a funeral became the site of a suicide bombing killing a senior militia leader in iraq. the bomb went out in a town north of baghdad. 25 people were killed and dozens wounded. police say a powerful shiite militia leader died in the attack. the funeral bombing came hours
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two bombs at a market in baghdad. that attack. president obama today giving the nation's highest military honor to a navy s.e.a.l. who helped rescue an american hostage from the taliban. the president awarded the medal of honor to navy senior chief edward byers. byers and his team brought dr. 2012. one team member was shot and killed that day. mr. obama says u.s. special forces keep americans safe. >> we sleep more peacefully in our beds tonight because patriots like these stand ready to answer our nation's call. >> chief byers is the sixth navy s.e.a.l. to receive the medal of honor. he's the first active member of the navy to get it in four decades. >> he's a hero. >> he is. he put the focus to the man they lost that day. he is very honorable. turning to weather, it was so mild out. it feels like springtime is here.
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you know march can throw a lot of wrenches in to the mix. but we're looking pretty good. we have a few bumps to get through this week. we look outside, george washington bridge on the fort lee side. a few patchy clouds. 58 degrees. the air is dry. west wind about 9 to 16 and the high managed to reach out to 60 degrees. of course that's after we had the morning rain showers. 45 is our average high. only .05 of an inch of rainfall at 5:46. usually you do last year on this date but we'll go back four years ago on february 29th when it was raining. rainfall today, less than .1 of an inch. it's moved out east of the twin forks. 59 in soho. same woodhaven and bayside. 56, yonkers. brighton beach, 57. we've dropped in to the 40s well north and west. chilly air will start to move in later on tonight. gusty breeze with us during the early evening hours. it backs off a little bit. becomes a chilly breeze as we go
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wake up tomorrow, it's in the mid and upper 40s. sun and patchy clouds tomorrow. mid and upper 40s. probably come up just short of the 50-degree mark. still some clouds in the east end. that's why it's 49 in the hamptons. clear for a while and then clouds will come in later this evening. there's a reinforcing cold shot of air coming in from canada. that will drop our numbers later tonight. that's why it will be 10 degrees colder during the afternoon hours. at least it's bright and sunny out. we're not getting true arctic air. it's more pacific air coming across the country. we're getting cooler, not colder. with the next system, there's going to be gulf moisture getting involved. what you see here, this little area of snow and rain will expand in to a bigger area of rain later tuesday night and in to the morning hours on wednesday. then another piece of the pacific system may make a run at us on friday. that one is a close call. notice the futurecast here, nice during the early evening, even though you have a chilly breeze. there's that cold front. it's really weak but it's a little cool shot of air coming
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that's why we start the day in the upper 20s and lower 30s north and west. 36, islip. 33 in morristown. 38 in the park. we'll go to the mid and upper 40s during the afternoon hours. i don't think we're going to see many 50s despite the fact we have a fair amount of sunshine. partly cloudy and a bit of a chilly breeze especially this evening. 38. tomorrow a high of 48. mix of clouds and sun. middle of the day looks mostly sunny but a few clouds in the book ends and 48. clouds will thicken tomorrow night. if you're out tomorrow evening, you won't need the umbrella till 10:00 or 11:00. temperatures bottom out early overnight. we could get a few downpours as we go in to wednesday morning. we'll discuss that more at 5:30. could we get downpours on commute? if we do get a couple rumbles of thunder, later in the week we have a close call. i'm sure you've been hearing about this. close call with snow, not rain on friday. we'll have more on that. weekend of march. all coming up in the 7-day
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astronaut scott kelly is preparing to come home to earth after nearly a year in space. his 340-day mission on the international space station breaks the record for the most consecutive days spent in space by an american. crazy. [ laughter ] nasa is studying the effects on his body to make sure astronauts can actually handle the long trip to mars. in kazakhstan. home. still ahead on eyewitness news, the troubled cruise ship, anthem of the seas, cutting another trip short. new information on why the trip is returning to new jersey. >> hundreds of gallons of oil leaked from a truck then leaked in to a train and river in yonkers. how it's impacting people living
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fill her up. that's what a lot of people including this guy are doing. and they're not minding it so much because gas prices are even lower this month which means it's a great time to take a family road trip. >> why not? or jet off somewhere warm with airfares and prices we haven't seen since 2010, according to researchers at dealnews.com who filled in nina pineda on the other best bets for the month of march. >> we always say after valentines day, all those
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>> reporter: chocolate and jewelry discounts galore this month and the march madness doesn't end there. >> home improvement stores had a terrible winter for sales. >> reporter: the record breaking warmth means snow blowers, generators and heaters ever. >> now stores are stuck with a lot of inventory and poor sales for last quarter. things. >> reporter: department stores like sears are overflowing with unsold accuweather weather gear. parents, stock up. ahead. season. size up. >> reporter: march is a great time to trade up for a newer model home. just ended. that's a convention where they phones. >> reporter: for the newest phones, it's best not to buy yet, they'll be full price, like
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anxious to come out. >> if you wait just one more month, in april we'll start to see discounted spring clothing. >> reporter: also wait to buy lingerie. victoria's secret's big sale in two months is when retailers compete. >> you might think the best sales are after valentines day but they center around the june semi annual sale. >> reporter: it's also a good time to but equipment for those projects will be cheaper around father's day. rumor has it that apple will be introducing both a new ipad air and a new 4-inch iphone called the 5se somewhere around march 15th. if you're looking to upgrade your phone, you might want to wait till the end of the month when these previous generations are going to go on deep discount. nina pineda, channel 7 eyewitness news. a bus driver involved in a pileup charged. new developments just in on this
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next, what the driver was doing seconds before the collision. >> a prison guard pleads guilty in the escape of two inmates. what he admitted to helping with for their escape. >> and the battle brewing between broadway shows and i hope we have a buyer for the house. me too! what are the neighbors doing here? bill! hey! come in, come in! i didn't know your home wifi could stream so many devices at the same time. dad, it's time warner cable. 300 megs. crazy-fast. and we were right across the street the whole time. the whole time. make your home as connected as possible with time warner cable. with speeds up to ultra-fast 300 megs. get 50 meg internet for $39.99 per month. call now.
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we've got new details on a charter bus that crashed in to 10 other vehicles in new jersey. >> police now blame the crash on distracted driving. the driver of the bus faces multiple charges. >> eyewitness news reporter tim fleischer in south brunswick with more. >> that bus driver surrendered to south brunswick police and now faces serious charges stemming from this accident.
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was horrific. this coach usa bus slamming in to two cars waiting at a red light on route 130 early last wednesday morning. some cars smashed on the roadway, others pushed out of sight in to the woods. south brunswick police described it this way. >> the bus failed to stop. it struck 10 vehicles, sending some of the vehicles in to a nearby field. two of the people had to be extricated from their vehicle by the fire department. >> reporter: in this video you can see the driver of the bus in he's identified as 30-year-old jamal penton and is being charged with assault by auto. he surrendered to police and posted bail. now police reveal he allegedly became distracted for over 1,000 feet prior to the collision. they add he was traveling at 50 miles per hour. police officials say drivers have to focus on their driving. that responsibility, the chief said in a brief statement, was
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despite him driving a 50,000 gross weight bus at highway speeds. this crash was easily preventable. accident investigators claim at least for 10 seconds this driver was not looking at the highway in front of him. >> the victims who were all hospitalized are said to be in good condition. reporting live in south brunswick, tim fleischer, channel 7 eyewitness news. a prison guard has pleaded guilty to helping two convicted killers escape from an upstate new york prison. gene palmer admitted to unwillingly smuggling tools and giving them to sweat and matt. the pair led authorities on a escaping. matt was fatally shot and days later sweat was captured. palmer will spend six months in penalties.
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is bringing efforts. it shows a drone mounted handgun firing in to the woods. the man who made it was never charged because authorities say there are no laws that were violated but some state lawmakers want to change that. proposed legislation would make it a felony to use a drone to control a deadly weapon. senator chuck schumer calling on more federal money to remove lead paint from older homes. he says there are homes in the westchester county and hudson valley that have lead paint. the program would provide tax credits to homeowners who detox their homes. >> lead that poisons our kids is a serious problem here in new york, in yonkers, and throughout the new york metropolitan area. and once the lead gets in the bloodstream, there's really no cure. >> lead paint was banned back in 1978 but schumer says 42% of homes in westchester county were
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calling for action after a fire shut down a charter school in manhattan. parents and children protested outside the charter school near union square. the building on irving place hasn't had power since an electrical power last thursday. >> you represent all of these children who are enrolled in whether they're charter or district schools. and you need to be accountable to all of us. >> the education department says success academy has turned down several alternate spaces. officials also say crews are working around the clock to repair the damage. now to a very sad update to a story we told you about last week about a severely malnourished dog left on the side of the road in orange county. the pit bull named sally has died. she was abandoned in deerpark, weighing just 25 pounds. police are trying to figure out who mistreated and abandoned her. we've got new information on
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cruise ship and the latest decision to cut another voyage short. >> an oscar winning director's secret message to his children during his acceptance speech. >> i'm meteorologist lee goldberg. our temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. it's going to change tonight. we're actually looking at a cold front that's right here. so a little chilly air coming in here. then we have to watch out for the storm middle of the week. maybe thunder and gusty winds. snow later in governor andrew cuomo: there is an unhealthy income inequality gap that is only growing. if you work full-time you shouldn't have to choose between paying the rent and buying food. i say lift up the working families of this state and pay a real decent wage. we fight until this nation fulfills its promise of opportunity for all and that's what this
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[car starting] [engine revving] [crashing] [sirens] i'm david novarro at the live desk. the sportscast and tv host erin andrews breaking down as she talked about how she had been secretly recorded in the nude. her humiliation written on her face in a courtroom in nashville. she said in court no one ever told her the man who had been stalking her had been put in the
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she was horrified to learn from a friend that her nude body was splashed all over the internet in 2009. >> i grabbed the laptop and i flipped it open. and like, you know your body. i saw it for two seconds and i was like oh, my god. i shut it down and i said i have to call you back. and i called my parents. i was just screaming that i was naked all over the internet and i didn't know what it was. >> andrews is suing michael david barrett, the man convicted and sentenced for stalking her and the marriott hotel for putting him in the room next to her. barrett was sentenced to more than two years in prison. her suit is for $75 million. at the live desk, i'm david novarro. meanwhile a growing memorial tonight for a 7-year-old girl killed walking to school in west new york, new jersey.
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pictures. we told you earlier about sheyla pichardo hit while walking with her mom. her mother seriously injured. we'll have much more coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. >> hopefully they'll track down that driver. a temporary restraining order now in place, blocking new york city from enforcing sodium warnings on restaurant menus. today an appeals court granted a motion filed by the national restaurant association. the city's department of health is temporarily prohibited from enforcing the law that was supposed to go in to effect tomorrow. it requires restaurants to post salt icons on menus next to food that exceed the daily recommended amount of sodium. anthem of the seas cruise ship forced to turn around and head back to its port in new jersey. royal caribbean says the ship is returning to avoid a powerful storm. there's also been an outbreak of the norovirus. but the company insists the outbreak played no role in the decision to come back. this comes three weeks after the
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storm on a trip to florida. an antigay sticker at one school has some students rallying to support the lgbt community. a few students at a high school decided to decorate their i.d. badges with this anti-gay symbol. an 8th grader at a middle school saw the stickers on social media. she decided to make smily rainbow stickers which are now being worn by students and teachers. >> i saw it and got angry. i'm accepting to everyone's sexuality and it's okay to be that way. >> the school district says it's investigating. it knows students have free speech rights but says bullying will not be tolerated. reverend al sharpton claims the drop in ratings for the oscars is the result of his boycott over lack of diversity. sunday's telecast was the lowest rated ceremony since 2008. he released a statement saying in part, quote, this is not about actors and actresses getting awards.
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respect of ticket buyers and viewers who are ordinary struggling american citizens who have been marginalized. last night's oscars did turn out to be a big night for the white house campaign to prevent campus sexual at some time. the twitter page, it's on us, received 300,000 pledges. it came after lady gaga's powerful performance of "till it happens to you." you've probably seen the attempt to speed up the oscars by letting them say their thank yous in a scroll on the bottom of the screen. one included an exciting surprise for his children. he sends his love to his three kids and then adds okay, yes, let's get a dog. you know they were jumping up and down. we don't know if they would have gotten the dog if he didn't win but we like to think they would have.
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the oscars at abc7ny. check out our red carpet recap, pictures of oscars fashions. you can see behind the scenes video from our own sandy kenyon. >> great moments. oil gushes from a truck and in to the streets in yonkers. the cleanup efforts still underway, and how it's hurting local residents nearby. plus, are times square characters hurting broadway's business? the new information that backs up the claim. >> coming up, more on the breaking news, the school shooting inside a cafeteria. images from the scene at this hour. super tuesday, hours away. the donald trump rally and a photographer thrown to the ground. you'll see the video. erin andrews on the stand right now. the stalker and the hotel video
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a renewed battle brewing between broadway shows and times square characters. ticket buyers have dropped in the last few years and the broadway lead says the characters are to blame. shirleen allicot is in times square. >> it's amazing, broadway shows hit a record this year. 13.1 million people coming to see shows. but no help from the suburbs. a new survey is pointing to these pedestrian plazas as the reason why they're staying away. >> i like the pedestrian plaza. i don't like what goes on here. >> reporter: ever since the pedestrian plazas were instituted, parents have complained about the environment it's created. >> i have a 6-year-old daughter and when you come down here they harass you and harass you and take pictures. i think everybody has to work, but at the same time, let us come to you. >> reporter: pushy characters, construction, congestion are being blamed for the latest drop in theater goers from the suburbs.
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league, in 2010, the year the plazas went up, is when ticket sales started going down from people who live in long island, westchester, and rocklin counties and northern new jersey. >> we've lost 33% of the suburban market that represents over 870,000 theater goers. >> reporter: charlotte st. martin is president of the organization. she believes the drop-off is because suburbanites sent a drop-off. they're most impacted by the traffic jams the plazas have brought. >> we've got to have something go on with regard to the construction and the number of people that are trying to earn a dollar in an aggressive manner. >> reporter: but others i spoke to from local suburbs don't think the new walkways are a bother at >> something like that is not going to stop me from coming in. >> if you've grown up on shows and love broadway, you're not going to stop going because of a pedestrian walkway. >> those two women i spoke to
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they say they took the train in and suggest other people do the same. for those that are still deterred, those pedestrian plazas will be complete by the end of 2017. in times square, shirleen allicot, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> let's hope 2016. it's still worth it, so much good material out there. looks a little windy out there though. we've seen everybody getting blown around a little bit. >> you'll take it when it's 58 degrees out but when it's a little colder, might feel even colder. march. saying goodbye to february. outside we go right now where we're still closing the books on february with the final february sunset which is super pretty. we'll have a time lapse at 6:00. we'll post it on facebook. temperatures at 58 right now. 36% humidity. the high temperature right around 60 degrees. and we're going to have clear to partly cloudy skies as we go in to the evening hours. i think the wind will stay up for a while.
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overnight period. there's a cold front that's coming in during the overnight that probably arrives here around 2:00 in the morning. partly cloudy skies right now and a west wind around 9 to 16. because long island took a little longer to clear out that's why you're in the upper 40s. we're also starting to see colder air come in to the catskills. most of us very comfortable despite the breeze. the february calendar, you see a lot of red here. a lot of above normal temperatures. 2 degrees above average for the month. precipitation was below normal by an inch and a quarter. we got 4 inches of snow. snow. the 5th, 8th, and 15th. we should have 9 inches of snow in february and we only saw 4 below normal there. between the 9th and 19th we got the cold spell, subzero for the first time since 1994 but then four out of the last six days of the month we go in the 60s to propel us above average. numbers will be drawning dropping in to the 40s. dropping during the evening hours, it will feel a little bit
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overnight, dropping in to the mid 40s and even upper 30s. your planner for tomorrow, about a 6 to 12-mile-per-hour wind. a cold start. partly to mostly sunny skies. 46 to 48 for your high temperatures. i think we'll come up just shy of the 50-degree number. there's the band of rain that moved off the east. still clouds moving in. mainly clear for now. but there's a cold front right here coming through ontario. it's getting in to the great lakes right now. that will come through overnight. by tuesday night and wednesday, we'll watch this system come in, and i think it will give us a decent period of rain. maybe 3 to six hours. during the overnight hours tuesday night in to wednesday morning. by the way, that cold front that's coming through around 2 a.m., it's a sneaky little shot of cold arctic air that tries to get in here. glancing shot. the 40s. you look at the futurecast here, you've got below freezing temperatures north and west. middle 30s on the island and down the shore. during the afternoon hours,
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temperatures in the upper 40s. 48 tomorrow, cool blue skies but less wind than today and then look at wednesday's number. 51 degrees and falling during the day. in terms of the rainfall on wednesday, i think we'll start to see some rain come in late tuesday night, maybe 10:00 or 11:00. could be a little bit of a mix in the catskills. but the key time period is right around sunrise. leaving in to that morning commute, there could be a few-hour period of rain. maybe puddles and gusty winds, especially where we have the heavier downpours. wouldn't be surprised to see a 40 or 50-mile-per-hour gust. that will exit as we go through the afternoon. on thursday brisk and cold, 38. friday, this is a close call here on friday. i think the bulk of this storm system is going to go just to our south but there's going to be an area of snowfall. best chance will be south of i-78 to see a little light snow or flurries but i don't think we're talking about accumulating snow at this point. we'll keep you posted. the first weekend of march, 43.
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saturday. maybe a little period of rain or wet snow early sunday morning. again, not a big deal. nuisance type stuff as we start march. not all that bad. you guys are going to like this story. a woman, 90 years old, wants to live her last days to the fullest and show her world two days after she lost her husband, norma got diagnosed with cancer. instead of treatment, the michigan woman has joined her son and daughter in ot law who -- daughter-in-law who live in an rv. she says her favorite activity was riding in a hot air balloon. >> go norma. >> i love it. still living life to its fullest. a young boy may be staying away from vending machines for a while after his arm got stuck in one. it took six hours for rescue crews to free the boy was's arm. the child is from a rural part of australia and his father thinks he had never seen a vending machine before and
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>> he's not seen a vending machine before. he saw the oreos and biscuits. he put his hand in the vending machine obviously. he's good now. >> he's exhausted now. during the rescue the boy was so nervous that emergency crews gave him anesthesia three times. turns out he got his arm stuck in an anti-theft mechanism. still ahead, a big cleanup underway after a spill. >> hundreds of gallons of oil making a mess in yonkers. we're hearing from residents coming up. >> i'm bill ritter. new at 6:00, a string of hit-and-run accidents in new york city. five accidents in a two-and-a-half-hour period. three deadly. an assault on vision zero. we get reaction from new york mayor de blasio. >> parents of a 13-year-old boy killed by a new york housing police officer more than two decades ago, tonight making a
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finally tonight, a big cleanup is underway after an oil spill in westchester county. >> hundreds of thousands of gallons leaked and that means a big headache for people living in the area. joe torres has more. >> reporter: there shouldn't be people inside this storm drain. then again, there shouldn't be oil in the drain either. but the presence of the ladder prompted ladder -- but the presence of the latter, some of the oil made its way in to the storm drain. all of that led to a sifz cleebup operation. operation.
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credit to the oil delivery driver who when he pulled up in to this driveway and heard his truck bottom out, got out to investigate, saw the oil leak, and then alertly pulled this truck out in the street further down the block away from the storm drain. that allowed first responders to block and divert the oil. 48 hours later the result is this. >> there's no concentrated pockets of oil. it's just a sheen at this point. we'll be monitoring and the cleanup company will do more cleanup as needed. >> reporter: nonetheless, the spill impacted some neighborhood people. this woman emerged from cvs carrying a jug of water. >> we have to get water because we have no drinking water right now and we're not sure when we'll have good water. >> the fire chief estimates 500 gallons of oil leaked. he thinks less than 100 gallons made it to the river. the monitoring and cleanup should last another day or two.
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still ahead, a judge in new york ruling in a controversial case. >> eyewitness news at 6:00 starts right now. dozens of protesters interrupting donald trump's rally. a secret service agent caught on camera. the campaign in full throttle stomping on the super tuesday. but first, the search for a driver who hit and killed a 7-year-old girl on her way to school. that driver never stopped. good evening at 6:00. i'm bill ritter. >> and i'm liz cho. that little girl, an only child,
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mother when she was hit by an suv. >> sheyla pichardo died when she was hit. a vigil being held at the scene of the accident. >> carolina leid is at the police station with the lead story tonight. >> right now police are working out the family members. they said the passenger got out, saw what happened, got back in and the two sped off. the girl's father calling the driver a coward. >> reporter: 7-year-old sheyla pichardo and her mother made this same walk so many times before. they were holding hands as they strolled to school this morning. a beautiful day that ended in an absolute nightmare. sheyla's father says he lost his angel, his only child, his world. police released this
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black chevy tahoe, either a 2015 or '16, that hit the first grader and her mother while they were in the crosswalk at 62nd and van buren in west new york. the driver sped off. >> he could run but he cannot hide. we have the resources, the personnel, the technology. we will find him. >> we know somebody out there probably knows this vehicle and knows the person involved. there may be some underlying reason. we want to talk to this person and find out how this accident happened so we can give the family some closure. >> reporter: sheyla was pronounced dead after suffering severe head trauma. her mother was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. a memorial with flowers and candles now sits at the scene of this deadly accident. family friends are pleading to the driver, please turn yourself in. >> if you're there watching, please, show yourself. don't be -- if you have a heart,

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