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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org good morning, everybody. it's 6:00 a.m. hundreds of new jersey transit workers are expected to turn negotiations fall flat. this ahead of what could be a monster strike set to begin march 13th. "eyewitness news" is live with the very latest. >> also this morning, police are searching for the person who opened fire outside of a queens nightclub shooting a livery driver in the head. we have the latest on the victim's condition. >> primaries and caucuses today as the road to the white house continues. five more states are giving their verdicts in the
races. we'll have a preview. good morning, everyone. you are looking live at lower manhattan from our cameras over in brooklyn. thanks for joining us on a saturday, march 5th already. >> yeah. you know what's nice about this time of year? for the first time in months, there's a little bit of sunlight when we start the show at 6:00 as opposed to that pitch black winter morning. now we're getting closer to spring. next weekend is daylight saving time. >> we're getting there. good morning, everybody. i'm in for michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. guess who's back, amy freeze. >> she is my idol. >> aloha. how was hawaii? >> in my mind, i'm still there. >> i'm with you. >> i thought about a grass
with windchills in the 20s, i should probably hold back. we're starting below freezing. yesterday the winds were so strong and at least we see a pull back from that. our average this time of year, and we head towards record warmth territory. that sounds good, doesn't it? right now we've got teens in monticello. then we're subfreezing across the board with the temperatures below 32 and windchill factor feels even colder. take a few degrees off what thermometer is reading and expect that wind to settle down over the next couple of hours. by noon, everything should feel really calm. clouds come in quickly. we're tracking a light flurry so not a big deal, and it's not covering everywhere. after sunset, south and west could see a flurry fly. our high today with
much more coming up, including almost hawaiian overnight temperatures. tony? toni? >> thank you. >> i'll pick it up, no problem. new jersey transit workers are facing a march 13th deadline for a strike or lockout despite what's being called productive contract negotiations. this thing is far from over. "eyewitness news" reporter marcus solis is joining us live with more on what could be a big mess for so many commuters if they don't resolve this thing. good morning, marcus. >> good morning, rob, indeed. there will be a rally here this morning. that's near the woodbridge train station by union members as this strike deadline looms and draws closer. now, the union has set a march 13th deadline for a work stoppage. the union says its members have gone five years without a
money and health care contributions. both sides did meet yesterday in washington. there are more talks scheduled for monday. as we said, no deal yet. a strike would impact 105,000 commuters who ride new jersey transit trains into the city to work each day. there are, of course, fears that a strike would lead to massive traffic tieups and delays. >> i hope they don't strike because that is a real consequence to them and to all of our families who have to take mass transit to earn their living. >> reporter: so there are some contingency plans in the works. there are five park and ride bus lots that the strike would affect new jersey transit rail only. there would be more buses at the port authority and increased ferries and increased p.a.t.h. trains. still, some are predicting the delays could be up to two hours to cross the hudson into the city. so the contract talks continue, and there will be that rally here later this morning.
solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you so much. this morning, police are searching for the person who opened fire outside of a queens nightclub shooting a livery driver in the head. robert castillo is in critical condition. his suv crashed into a pole after he was shot. this is surveillance video that you will only see on "eyewitness news." it shows the crash early yesterday morning. castillo, who is 37 years old had just dropped off several passengers at a club. they went inside but ran back out because they were being chased by the gunman. they jumped back into castillo's suv. >> we believe that the people that were being shot at were inside of his vehicle at the time. instead of the person hitting the people he was he hit mr. castillo, the driver. >> investigators say castillo is not a licensed livery driver but has been working for a
there has been violence at that club before. about a year ago, three people were slashed during a hip-hop performance. also new this morning, police are searching for a robbery suspect who's been targeting banks in queens. take a look at these pictures showing the man police say robbed a bank in astoria yesterday afternoon. police say he demanded cash from the teller and then took off. the same man is suspected of robbing a chase bank in oakland gardens a little more than a month ago. turning now to politics. well, the turmoil and ongoing war amongst republicans and presidential candidates impact a handful of critical primary elections today or will it spark more voter interest? kansas, kentucky, maine, and nebraska are preparing to caucus today. a fifth state, louisiana, will hold a primary. the republican party is still
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we spoke to jones back then, and he has the details now. >> reporter: joseph, how does it feel after all this time? joseph jones said nothing as detectives led him away. back then, he couldn't stop talking. >> i can barely sleep. i can't eat. every time i eat, i throw up and get sick. >> reporter: it was days before christmas in 2010 when the body of nicole tessa turned up about a football field away from the home she shared with jones and their 3-year-old son. jones claimed tessa disappeared days earlier but waited two days to report her missing. it didn't take long for a police dog to find her body. [unintelligible] >> i don't even know how to explain to him that a caring, loving mother who tried to do everything she could for her children and her family and everything. >> reporter: when investigators took jones in for questioning
tessa had been arguing over drugs when he left in a huff and she left their son with a neighbor. at the time, the couple argued all of the time. >> it doesn't make any sense. >> and that was josh reporting. the details are expected to come out at his arraignment on monday. today, a candlelight vigil will be held to remember a college student who died in a possible hazing at a college upstate. the friends and family of bradley doily will march to a nearby park where they will release balloons. doily was 21 years old and played basketball at buffalo state. he died last month. cops ruled his death suspicious. toxicology results have not yet been released. also today, a memorial service will be held in texas for a former nypd officer
david hoffer was shot during a gun bat well a suspect near dallas. on monday, a memorial service will be held at st. patrick's cathedral in manhattan. bill bratton is mourning the death of his father. he was 89 years old. he served in the navy during world war ii. he later worked double shifts at a post office and a metal plating shop to support his family. he also worked the docks of boston as a longshoreman. in this morning's health alert, a curious connection between a lack of sleep and getting the munchies. a new study suggests sleep deprivation can trigger changes in how you eat compared to the so-called marijuana munchies. researchers say sleeplessness
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aloha or is that too much to ask? >> absolutely not. >> if you could just aloha. >> you look relaxed and fabulous. >> i want to be you right now. [ laughter ] >> you know what? it was very nice. the whole family was there. all five of my sisters were there. my sister and dad were born on leap year. they made the front page of the newspaper. i'll let you read that while i do this part. we leapt out of a plane on leap year. >> you did it? the whole family did it? >> i did it. remember why we always said why jump out of a plane? i said that, and then i did it and now i see why they did it. >> when you come back to the desk, i want to talk about that experience. >> we've got something to talk about. this morning, it's not as cold. temperatures are below freezing 29 with less wind. it feels better than it did yesterday. north wind at 7 miles per hour. we'll get even calmer than that as the day goes on. we're expecting temperatures to
earlier, rob was talking about sun slight and sunset. i'll give you a little hope here. we spring forward next weekend. right now, our sunrise is 6:23, and the sunset is just before 6:00 p.m. as we go to march 13th, not too far away, right? 7:01 will be our sunset. we'll have brighter skies longer in the afternoon. that's going to feel pretty good. a cold start today but less wind. we get the isolated slick spots where we have snow. some of that melted overnight right there on the surface. sun to clouds through the afternoon. a trace of snow early on sunday. this is about 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, mainly west of the city. southwest it starts, northwest it ends. then we get a spring preview. brooklyn feels like 13 right now. feels like the upper teens and low 20s in a lot of places. windchill is a factor as you head out the door this morning. it doesn't stay that way. we'll see the temperatures coming up quickly in the sunshine.
temperatures will stop in the 40s. the light northerly winds will improve. already feeling the edge of the clouds here. as that happens, we're dragging in a chance for snow. on the futurecast, look how little of it shows up. by 2:00, we have the clouds around here. 6:00 at sunset. we've got no precipitation, but late tonight, after midnight into the early morning hours, there's a little bit of flurry activity. it's something to watch. we've got warm air pushing in, and we're 15 to 30 degrees above average. that puts us in record territory. 42 today. we drop to 32 with that isolated snow shower and then to end the weekend, our snow showers will be just very flurry-like until 6:30. then we have sunshine in the afternoon, 44 degrees. here's the accuweather seven- day forecast. we're up to the 50s on monday. 60s by tuesday. there it is. wednesday.
we're going tore 70, and thursday 50s with friday 64 degrees. i want to share a little bit of the trip with you because a lot of it as always, can be traced back to the weather, as you know. i like to bring the weather back into play. >> please. >> on vacation, we went to kauai, which is the northwestern island of oahu. we went on this trail, see how muddy it is? i did it with my son, who's almost 18, and it was incredible. 22 miles total. backpacker magazine called it one of the ten most dangerous in the u.s. outside magazine called it one of the 20 most dangerous hikes in the world. >> sounds like a vacation. >> at points, this trail became as narrow as two shoes. >> really? >> and other parts, look at the cliff dropoff. >> oh! >> incredible views, and while we were there,
that was the destination of the hike right there. highest waves that they've had in 30 years. they were able to have the big eddie surf tournaments that they haven't had in seven years. it was incredible. every step of that hike for 11 miles in and 11 miles back was a challenge from mud to extreme inclines. then they have something called the crawler's ledge, which you almost rock climb across. >> now, that's where you posted the picture that said danger, and you were showing -- >> that was another place called queen's bath, which was extremely dangerous during the winter. because they've had the high surf there and people go down and sort of sunbathe amongst the rocks. even while we were there, they had a death. different places are dangerous. so you have to research. i spent a lot of time researching the trail before i went on it. our whole crew went to the part that was very safe. we didn't get on the ledge. >> you had a fascinating trip. was it relaxing?
time own vacation. don't you hike all of the time on vacation? >> all the time. >> i do, from the hotel to the tiki bar. [ laughter ] >> i love the pictures on social media. lots of beautiful pictures. welcome ho again! again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal...
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larkin handed in his skates for sweet treats yesterday serving doughnuts at a michigan tim horton's coffee shop. it was decorated with the red wings logo, but we'll forgive him for that. it gives money to various charities in the detroit area. [buzzer sounding ] [ cheers and applause ] >> and the crowd goes wild. a high school basketball player's desperation hail mary had what it took to send the game into o. t. >> wow. >> the nearly full-court shot happened last night in a playoff game in kentucky. unfortunately the team whose player sunk that incredible shot still lost the game, but he'll have that memory and that youtube clip for the rest of his life. >> forever and ever and ever.
>> look at that one more time. boom! wow, wow. great moment. nice shot, kid. yes, indeed. it is 6:25 and time for sports with laura behnke. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the knicks entered having lost 14 of 17. carmelo anthony is fed up. yesterday, he told reporters the last three seasons have been a rough patch. he looks at his successful peers and wondered what he's doing wrong. cue the carmelo show. he led new york with 30 points putting the lead at 4. they had an eight-point lead which the celtics erased. right after that, avery bradley was good for a one-point lead. anthony still had the final chance. his three attempts, though, not even close. celtics closed the game on a 12-point run. the knicks take another tough loss. the nets continue their nine-
nuggets in denver. first half, brooklyn all about the third quarter. they led by eight at the half but a crazy finish in overtime. it's larkin, driving to the hoop. it's no good but brook lopez left. the nets winning a wild one. thursday night, the rangers lost the game and their goaltender in pittsburgh. hendrick gold quit is listed day-to-day with neck spasms after his collision with ryan mcdonough in the second period. as for last night, the blue shirts facing the capitals in washington. they lead 2-zip after 1. controversy came in the second. lundquist falls on the puck in the crease. it's ruled no goal. no replays showed the puck crossing the line yet they ruled it a goal anyway. they later tied it. 17 seconds into the third, that happened. there's your game winner, 3-2. the rangers pull off the big victory.
stars with the lead in the second. not for long. adam, the dequillizer. it was all -- equill -- eequalizer. we are sadden toed report last night shannon ford passed away after a breast cancer. a long time member of the media relations team. she was kind and funny. shannon was 44. earlier in the day, the mets' home opener as they hosted the marlins. the mets enjoying their new double play duo. cabrera getting the job done. now to the very dramatic finish. in the ninth, they are down a run but herrera is coming to the rescue. the ball stays in the park but takes a nice mets bounce off the wall. now the hard work really begins because you've got to run fast. he scores the inside the park
it stayed that way, 4-4 your final. as for the yankees. in lakeland, they took on the tigers, just two hits from detroit. one of them, though, is pretty big. proved to be the only runs of the ball game. 3-0. the yankees fall in a game that doesn't count. that's your morning look at sports. i'm laura behnke. we're back again tonight at 5:00. much more ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning including a live look at today's top story. with a strike deadline approaching, a rally by new jersey transit workers. i'm marcus solis. details coming up in a live report. >> also ahead, new developments
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it is march the 5th. you can tell we're getting closer to daylight saving time. already lighter than it usually is at this time, which we love on this shift. not bad. >> not complaining. >> not complaining at all. good morning, everybody. thanks for tuning in. i'm rob nelson. glad to have you here, glad to be here and glad to see you. >> it's bane long time since -- it's been a long time since i've seen you. >> it's been months since i've seen you. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> and welcome back to amy freeze who was in a warm, beautiful, tropical place. now you are back in another warm, beautiful, tropical place. >> celebrating my sister and dad's leap year birthday with low 80s in hawaii and came back to 27 degrees. >> you wear it well still, you know? you are looking hawaiian. >> getting the best of both worlds for sure. this morning, we've still got temperatures that are
a lot less wind. right now, we currently have 29 in the park, but you factor in the light winds even that we do have, and it's feeling more like upper teens and low 20s. as the day gets under way, there's sunshine, and there is a bit of a crispness to the atmosphere. we've got 14 as the feels-like temperature in brooklyn. temperatures feel like the low 20s in a lot of spots. all of this improves as we have lighter wind coming out. southwest this afternoon, and also our temperatures warm up with the early sunshine. clouds will race in here. we'll have changes, but the northerly winds change and the southwesterly wind and next system coming in is what's going to push those clouds in that direction. we'll look for isolated showers tonight. no accumulations, but really, that looks like it happens well after midnight and before 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning tomorrow. we'll talk more about that and our temperatures going from the subfreezing point this morning all the way to 70 degrees in the accuweather seven-day forecast.
toni? new jersey transit workers are planning to rally this morning. they are facing a march 13th deadline for a strike or a lockout despite what's being called productive contract negotiations. marcus solis joins us live from the woodbridge station with the news this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 4,000 rail workers have gone five years without a contract and are asking what they call for modest pay raises. it will be a rally here near the station at 11:00 this morning. this affects about 4,000 workers. they set that deadline march 13th. there were talks yesterday in washington both sides meeting. there are more talks scheduled for monday, but as of now, there is no deal. again, money and health care contributions are the sticking points as both sides try to work out a deal and commuters certainly hoping that something can be worked out. 105,000 commuters take new
city every day. so the hope is that a strike can be avoided to avert some of these massive tieups and delays that people are anticipating. some have said they can take two hours to across the hudson river. there are some contingency plans that have been put in place should there be a strike. five park n. ride lots have been established. more buses will be available at the port authority, and there will be additional ferry and p.a.t.h. train service. again, no the sides will meet again on monday. there will be a rally later this morning. we're live in woodbridge. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." thank you very much, more cuss. new developments about that knife found on o.j. simpson's former property. here we go. it's being tested to determine if it was the murder weapon and the killings of simpson's ex- wife and her friend nearly 22 years ago.
preliminary assessments show that the knife found during demolition of simpson's former home is likely not the murder weapon. investigators say the knife is simply too small to be the murder weapon. cops, though, still testing for dna just in case. >> historians have the right to reassess any case. if they conclude that this is evidence that proves different from the verdict, the people have the right to know that. >> now there's word that a now retired cop told at least one lapd supervisor that he had been given the knife by a construction worker. the supervisor, though, concluded it was no big deal, at least to him, because simpson had been acquitted and the case had been closed. also, new information this morning in the civil case against bill cosby. his alleged victims are accusing cosby's lawyers of stonewalling them. attorneys for seven alleged
judge to force cosby to respond to pretrial inquiries and document requests. they say they first served their requests back on december 2nd but have received no documents or any signed answers, either. the nypd is reminding new yorkers to remain vigilant while riding a subway after a man with a knife was arrested on a brooklyn train. this is cell phone video showing that man on the q train. this is thursday. the woman who shot it said the people on the train were unable to do anything about it. paul isaac was arrested shortly after the incident, but it comes just days aof police arrested a man in harlem, accused of carrying a knife at the 2 train station. >> all of the people sitting on the train were ignoring him, trying to do the whole new yorker thing where you just block it out. >> that is a tendency to be checked out in this city, and that's not the best strategy for safety. >> now police are going underground to remind new
they are handing out fliers calling subway riders not to hesitate to call them if they see something suspicious. and catching a flasher hiding out in a school bathroom composing himself to kids. police released surveillance images of the suspect. they say he went into a bathroom at maria regina high school last week and got undressed. he held the door open and flashed people who were simply walking by. >> some guy we didn't know came in, and he was in the bathroom. he cracked the door open and was, like, naked. so my friends ran and he ran out. >> when my sister told me, i was scared a little bit that, like, anyone can get in, kind of. >> wow. the man was last seen driving away in that blue vehicle you see right there on your screen. coming up on "eyewitness
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and turned 105 years old. again, the world's oldest barber up in orange county. he was treated to a cake and lawmakers. he's been cutting hair since he was just 12 years old. he started to help make money for the family at the time. he says he has no intention of retiring. >> and he's good. look at those sharp lines. >> let me tell you, the hands were steady, and he's good. >> i think i've seen his barber shop. is it kind of in a strip mall? >> yes. >> i have a couple of friends who get their haircut there. >> people who grow there say he gives a good cut. i said what do you do to celebrate? he said, come to work. >> 105 is awesome. >> he's been the world's oldest barber now since he was, like, 98. so for years now, he's been the oldest. so every year, he kind of reclaims the throne. >> happy birthday.
we've got sunshine to start. that's good for anybody's day. the clouds come in, and it won't be as brutally cold as yesterday. we'll have less wind. temperatures are expected in the low 40s. as we get started out there, here's what the skies look like. we've got blue skies overhead. north winds are currently 7 miles per hour, expecting them to not only go calm but switch out in the southwest, which will add to our warmth later this afternoon. here we grow with the headlines. cold start outside. woo he have windchills right now that are in the teens and low 20s. sunshine gives way to clouds and even a trace of snow west. early on sunday morning, right now, i'm thinking it's isolated snow showers now and can't rule out the possibility of a quick race especially south and west of the city. that would be 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. the window that that could occur. we get a spring preview next week. in fact, record warmth is possible.
it feels like 14 degrees in brooklyn to the possibility of 70 degrees by the middle of the week which would go down into the history books. bundle up, expect clouds to come in, and it will be overcast by the afternoon. temperatures will be slightly below the average this time of year, which is in the low 40s. then we have a gradual warm-up. radar and satellite, not much to see. the changes that happen today are first these clouds are pushing in from the west ahead of that system that could produce light snow. really falling apart. we get also a change in the winds out of the southwest. warm-up. move in. cloudy. late tonight after midnight, here comes this weak system and disturbance coming through. see what i mean? between midnight 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., there it's a little bit of activity. maybe one of those bursts could bring the light trace of snow, but that's about it. i expect flurries in those
tuesday into wednesday, the jet stream takes a total trip up north and we could be 15 to 30 degrees above the average for this time of year. that puts us at the potential for breaking records through the middle of the week. so today, sun to clouds, 42 for the high, and then it's overcast that isolated snow showers, maybe a few floweries fly early tomorrow morning. it's out of here by 8:00 a.m. then we've got sunshine and 44 for the afternoon high on sunday. monday, mild and sun breaks 54. that's feeling good, 54 degrees. tuesday feels like april in the mid-60s. then we could break records on wednesday with 70 degrees. the record on that date is 69 degrees. thursday and friday, temperatures are still very mild. 54 on thursday and friday. 64 looks like the next ten days to two weeks, we've got very mild weather. meaning the temperatures are above average. there is a hint that there could be a cold spell as we close out march. what do they say, out like a
like this is similar to the groundhog. whatever. >> that's i allot of animals to tell us about. >> what i'm saying is we'll have to watch it carefully because it is a volatile time of year where we could still get snow but you are also breaking record warmth. this warm-up this week will be a preview of what's ahead for us. it's generally been a mild winter. >> it has been compared to the last two. whenever you see 70 on the seven-day forecast, it is a psychological blanket. it just kind of warms me up a little bit. >> how's this for a psychological blanket. 54 sounds warm to us. in hawaii if it goes below 54 degrees, they don't come outside because they only have board shorts and bikinis to wear. they have nothing to shelter them from the 54. >> i am moving right after the show. >> god bless them. [ laughter ] >> thank you, amy. before we go to break,
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breaking warmth means snow blowers, generators, and heaters are seeing the cheapest prices ever. >> now stores are stuck with a lot of inventory and poor sales. >> reporter: department stores like sears are overflowing with unsold cold weather gear. he advises parents to stock up. >> think ahead buying for next winter, next season. if you have growing kids, buy a size up. >> reporter: march is also a great time to trade up for newer mobile phones. >> the huge mobile industry convention is where they introduced a lot of new flagship phones. >> reporter: previous models will go on sale. for the newest phones, expect not to buy yet. they will be first. >> these lines just came out. they haven't been discounted yet, and if you wait just one more month in april, we will start to see discounted spring clothing. >> reporter: also wait to buy lingerie. victoria's secret's big sale is
who takes off the most discounts. >> so now is not a great time to buy. you might think the best sales are after valentine's day, but they all center around that june semi annual sale. >> reporter: march is a big time for home improvement, but at the are cheaper around father's day. apple will be introducing both a new ipad air and new 4 inch iphone called the 5se somewhere around march 15th. if you are looking to upgrade your phone, you might want to wait until the end of the month when the previous generations go on deep discounts. in the newsroom, nina pineda, "eyewitness news." >> you know what? i was going to upgrade my kids' phones and they said wait until march 16th. >> they knew that? >> yeah! >> i had no clue. they are more plugged in than we are. they know what's going on. amy freeze it is super cat saturday. what is going on? >> just the opposite of plugged
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affair from an angle that before. >> reporter: drones are one. weddings. photographer brian of park avenue studios on long island says he's done more than 100 drones. >> i literally have the drones play with the guests. i'll land it on a table, and they'll wave and the thing will take off and fly away. there's all new things happening at weddings. this is one of them. >> reporter: then there's people like samantha roberts, who you can hire to live tweet, facebook, instagram and periscope your wedding. >> brides usually spend about 14 months planning their wedding, and this is the day that they feel like the star of the show. so this really makes them not only the star of their wedding but now of social media bridal world that day. >> reporter: wedding guests, there's something new for you, too.
a card you put a check inside and before the reception, you have to worry about what you did with the card. there's a solution. >> now people can give cash digitally. it's safer, faster, and a huge convenience for your guests. >> reporter: the web site is called tender. brides and grooms create a profile. guests take a card design, write a personal note and give money using their credit card. >> our users get a chance to communicate to their guests about their financial goals, their dreams, things they want to do with their money and enables the guests to feel invested in the couple's future. >> reporter: it does make you wonder when's next. kristin thorne, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> totally different. [ laughter ] >> that's a new world out there, right? >> is there any that you would use? >> the drone was kind of cool. at first i was like, eh, but when he started showing the shots, that's kind of neat. >> i like the digital money. coming up in the next hour
morning, five years without a contract. that's a long time and now just eight days away from a possible strike. how new jersey transit workers are preparing to demonstrate, despite what's being called productive contract negotiations. >> plus, a man is now in custody five years after his wife was found dead on long island. details on the charges he faces this morning. >> also, a series of robberies has police on alert in queens after they've picked up on a pattern by a thief of the businesses being targeted. >> we'll be back with the
mail: email@example.com good morning, everybody. new jersey transit workers are taking their frustrations to the public, despite ongoing contract negotiations. we're live in woodbridge where a rally is just hours away. >> plus, police are on alert after a string of robberies in queens. details on the businesses that have been targeted. >> and a deadly tragedy in yemen has a connection here to new york. how the victims of an attack on a retirement home are being remembered at a mass in harlem right now. good morning once again, everyone. you are looking live up the hudson river. seeing a little clip of new jersey there at the george washington bridge. the sun is out, bright and beautiful. thanks for joining us on this saturday, march 5th. good morning. i'm toni yates. michelle is taking some time off. >> good to see you again, friend. it's been a while. i always like that you make time for a shout out to jersey. i noticed that. >> of course! >> the jersey girl, i love it. >> got to.
thanks for being with us, everybody. i'm rob nelson. let's check in with amy freeze back from her hawaiian vacation looking tan and relaxed. >> mm-hmm. wow, show off. [ laughter ] >> did you go to a luau? >> no, but i did go into the wilderness on a kayaked hike. on that excursion, i saw the plants they make grass skirts from. that's how i'm bringing back the hula. >> but you did eat the roasted pig, i guess is my question. >> a little bit. not a lot. you know how i feel about that. i did taste test. i actually had puka dog, if you know what that is. >> i do not. >> it is a hot dog with a hole in it. all right. it's interesting. you could make it at home for breakfast this morning actually. [ laughter ] we are subfreezing with a few light winds out there. a big improvement, if you ask me on how it feels outside because the winds have gone
there's still a bit of windchill factor, so it feels like the low 20s on central park. that'll be the improvement. the windchill factor comes up rapidly. right now, it feels like 21 for la guardia. same for jfk. feels like 28 in the bronx. these windchills improve right as the sun comes up here this morning. we see the winds lessen even more and we're expected to get into the low 40s this afternoon. a decent afternoon. we get increasing clouds, less wind and end up in the low 40s. tomorrow, there will be more sunshine around despite starting with these light snow showers overnight. as the system comes farther to the east, we're not expecting much in the way of snow. watch overnight how this comes in. this also makes it possible as you can see a quick trace of snow. it's all out of here tomorrow morning into the 40s. the big warm-up is coming up.
i'll see you then, rob. >> thank you, miss freeze. topping our news this hour. a new jersey transit strike threat is still looming as negotiators close in on a deadline. happening today, transit workers are mobilizing to get negotiations continue. where this ends up, no one knows just yet. marcus solis joins us live from woodbridge with more on this story. hi, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, rob. yes, this weekend the rally, next weekend could be the picket line as the strike deadline looms. these are 4,000 new jersey transit rail workers. the union has set march 13 as the work stoppage deadline. the union says its members have gone five years without a contract. at issue is money and health care contributions. both sides did meet in washington, d.c. there are additional talks scheduled for
agreement yet, and so the talks continue. that threat of the strike looms. it would impact some 105,000 commuters who ride new jersey transit trains into the city for work each day. there are, of course, fears that a strike would lead to some big-time traffic tie-ups, delays crossing the hudson river. >> i hope they don't strike because that is a real consequence to them and to all of our families that have to take mass transit to earn their living. >> reporter: here is the contingency plan that's been put in place. there will be five additional buses. there will be additional buses at the port authority bus terminal, and there will be an and p.a.t.h. trains, which wouldn't be affected by walkouts, but again, those new jersey transit trains could affect some hundred thousand commuters. the talks continue. the union will be rallying later today.
solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." new this morning, police are searching for a robbery suspect who's targeting banks in queens. take a look at the pictures showing the man police say robbed a bank in astoria yesterday afternoon. police say he demanded cash from the teller and then took off. the same man is suspected of robbing a chase bank in oakland gardens a little more than a month ago. rate now, cardinal dolan is honoring the victims of an attack in yemen where four nuns were brutally murdered. gunmen stormed a retirement home run by catholic nuns yesterday killing more than a dozen people. four members of the missionary of charity, the religious order being remembered. also, friends and family will gather today to say a final farewell to the high school student who died while she was on a missionary trip in
funeral services will be held today for 15-year-old lanese moore. she was working to build a school and soccer field when she drowned in the hotel pool. a classroom at the school where she was working has been renamed already in her honor. also today this morning, a long island man is in police custody charged with his wife's murder. this happened more than five years ago, and her body was found. joseph jones was arrested last night in suffolk county. his wife, nicole tessa was found dead near their home in patchogue in at the time, jones told police he and his 31-year-old wife got into an argument about drugs, and he left in a huff. when he returned, she was gone. "eyewitness news" spoke to him at the time as police searched for his wife's killer. all right, moving on to
will all of the turmoil and what some are calling a brewing civil war in the gop and the candidates for president, will all of that impact a handful of primaries and caucuses set for today, or will it spark more voter interest across the country? voters in four states, kansas, kentucky, maine, and nebraska, are preparing to caucus today. meantime, a fifth state, louisiana, will hold its primary. the republican party still reeling after a raucous, even raunchy debate that involvely devolved into a lot more name calling and mudslinging just a few nights back. meanwhile, donald trump, still a front-runner,pulling out of his appearance today at the conservative convention known as c-pac. meantime, democrats are going to caucus in kansas and nebraska today. they also have a primary in louisiana. yesterday, hillary clinton and
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passengers off at a club who were chased out by a gunman and got back in castillo's car. >> we believe the people who were being shot at were everyone side of his vehicle at the time. instead of the person hitting the people he was targeting, he hit mr. castillo, the driver. >> investigators say castillo is not a licensed livery driver but has been working for a bronx car service for about the last month. the club where the shooter opened fire is no stranger to violence. nearly a year ago, three people were slashed there during a hip- hop performance. we have now information this morning on the recovery of a teenaged girl who was hurt during a gun rampage. 14-year-old abigail's family says show has taken her first step since that shooting two weeks ago. six people died, including her grandmother. the girl's injuries were so
and doctors were worried that she would be brain dead. the family says she is making unbelievable improvement. florida's governor is expected to sign into lawn a new bill that requires ten out of 12 jurors to recommend execution in order for it to be carried out. this comes after the u.s. supreme court ruled florida's current law unconstitutional because it allows the judge to reach a different decision than jurors. the court cases across the state were put on hold after the supreme court's ruling. turns out, being back on earth after a year in zero gravity takes some adjustment. astronaut scott kelly is having some unique issues with life back on solid ground, including what he says sensitive skin. kelly says his muscles and joints ache and his skin feels like it's burning whenever he sits or walks. he also says even just wearing clothes is uncomfortable
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>> i always feel the need but never wanted to miss a snowstorm. >> oh, admire that commitment. >> that's right. >> but my sister camille and my father are both born on leap year. you know, we talked about it. >> on the 29th. >> yeah. so my dad is 16 and my sister is 9. [ laughter ] >> so my dad had the heart surgery. my youngest sister lindsey had the melanoma for the last few years so we got the whole family together and to go. i used credit card miles. >> yeah, you did. >> the family pictures were wonderful. >> good, good, good. >> we had the vacation of a lifetime and now it's back to reality. we've got a little spring fling coming up. a little taste of what's ahead for us. this spring is coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. so on the west side looking all
28 degrees in central park. skies look great. we're starting with sunshine. we're looking at numbers coming out of the park. 28, yes. you factor in the winds, and it spots. so this is just our jumping off point. the windchill factor takes these numbers and brings them down, so it feels colder in some spots. the winds are going to be left today. still windchills in the teen and low 20s you will feel it. the sunshine warms us up and the winds settle down and start to come out of the southwest as well. those are the changes for the afternoon that i think will make it feel more comfortable at least. this system doesn't look like much. in fact, it continues to break apart and lose energy on the futurecast. we're not expecting a whole lot from it. there could be light snow showers late tonight. accumulations are minimal if at all. here's the spring fever i'm talking about. tuesday into wednesday, our jet stream pulled so far to the north, we start
60s and 70s. we could be up to 30 degrees above average which could put us in record warmth territory by the middle of the week. so yeah, it's chilly this morning and there is this chance of a quick-moving snow shower to come through late tonight and early tomorrow morning. then it's out of here and a big warm-up. we wait for our next storm coming out of the west coast. that could bring big rains. today it's 42. tonight we go down to 32, so one more night where it it's freezing. isolated snow showers after midnight. brief snow south and west, early tomorrow morning. by 9:00 a.m., it's all out of here. we've got 44 degrees and sunshine to end the weekend. a big warm-up. on monday, mild sun breaks and 54. then tuesday we've got 66 and feel like april. how about this? wednesday record warmth. we could take away a record of 69 degrees set back in 2000. we hold onto the warm there with average temperatures
long term going two weeks out, everything is looking fairly mild with no major extremes. and at the end of the month we may see another swing in the cold direction before we see april. another ape preview. it was an incredible time. the waves and the surf in hawaii is big. they held a big eddie surf tournament, and this was the first time that they've done that in about 30 years. so coming up in the second half hour, we'll talk about some of the waves and how incredible happened. >> so cool. we'll bring a little weather >> did you surf? >> no, but i jumped off of the cliff into the surf. >> and you jump out of an airplane. >> it was leap year, and i was pressured into all of this, just so you know.
welcome back, everybody. students across the country are sitting down to a new s.a.t. exam this morning. gone are the days of practicing arcane vo cab larry word -- vocabulary words to get ready. instead, it focuses on real world learning and analysis. the test also makes the essay portion, which was added about >> what? >> i wish it was optional back in my day. students will not be teethized for december -- penalized for testing. students who took a practice test gave the revamped test good reviews. so the essay is optional. i think, too, instead of five possible answers, it's now four. so they've done some -- >> they made it easier. >> i sweated bullets for a week
>> i still remember the word jingoistic. why to this day 20 years later i remember that word. it's interesting to see how it's changed. >> good. >> good luck today, by the way. time to you for the head lines. >> here is s.a.t. ace laura behnke. >> good morning, everyone. the knicks entered last night's game having lost 14 of 17. carmelo anthony is fed up. he looks at his peers and wonders what he's doing wrong. last night, he did something right. cue the carmelo show. the early three putting the lead at four. they had an eight-point lead with just over four to play which the celtics erased. boston was not backing down. right after that, wavery bradley good for a one-point lead. anthony still had the final chance. his three attempt, though, not
celtics closed game on a 12-4 run. the knicks take another tough loss. the nets face the nuggets. they led by 8 at the half. driving to the hoop and lopez tips inp with .4 of a second left. the nets winning a live one. >> thursday night, the rangers lost the game and their goaltender. lundquist did not dress last night listed as day-to-day after neck spasms after a collision with ryan mcdonough. all rangers making it 1-0. controversy came in the second. it's reviewed.
crossing the line yet they ruled it a goal. the rangers pull off the big victory, and the devils in dallas stars with the lead. the eke equalizer in the third proving to be the game winner. >> reporter: in this business it's important to stay impartial but not with this. shannon ford passed away. a long time member of the mets media relations team. she was kind, warm, funny and one of the best parts about covering that team. shannon was 44. earlier in the day, the mets hosted the marlins. cabrera getting the job done. 6-4-3 style. in the ninth, they are down a run but herrera coming to the rescue.
takes a nice mets bounce off the wall. now you have to run fast. he scores the inside the park home run. as for the yankees in lakeland yesterday, they take on the tigers, just two hits from detroit. one of them, though, was big. miguel cabrera for the three- run home run proved to be the only runs of the ball game. 3-0. the yankees fall in a game that doesn't count. sports. i'm laura behnke. we're back again with you later tonight at 5:00. >> much more ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, including a look at the day's top stories. >> as a strike deadline looms, your daughter wants to stay organic. your husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients. you want to stay free from artificial preservatives. and your debit card wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with small victories like stop & shop's nature's promise brand.
one world trade in lower lady liberty enjoying some sunshine to the right of that. all. coming. coming. meantime it is saturday morning march the 5th. thanks for being with us. >> i'm toni yates in for michelle charlesworth taking some time off. thanks for being here. >> thanks for being back in the saddle slumming with the weekend morning crew. >> you had me on lockout. >> the door's open. >> i had to make phone calls. >> you are welcome any time. [ laughter ] let's check in with amy for a quick look at the weather and spring fling was the phrase you used earlier. >> yes. it's exciting to see the numbers we've got up on the extended forecast. still cold. we have a bit of a windchill
be overtaken by lighter clouds. we've got numbers that are pretty cold. as we go into this week, we'll have dramatic temperatures. right now, the 24-hour temperature change is a little colder in some spots. the difference here is we have a lot less winds. the windchill factors are in the upper teens and low 20s. we've got a cold 13 feels-like temperature. once we get into the afternoon, in. the winds actually change out of the southwest and so it becomes overcast with a mild feel in the afternoon. coming up in just a few minutes, we'll talk about the major pattern changes with the jet stream that allows us to go 30 degrees above the average this time of year. we'll also talk about chances week. toni? >> thank you very much.
contract and eight days away from a possible strike. new jersey transit workers are prepared for a demonstration despite ongoing contract negotiations. marcus solis joins us live with the story. good morning, marcus. >> good morning, toni. both sides are at the negotiating table, but as of now, there is no agreement. this is the march 13th strike deadline loaning, that is the date that has been set by the union representing 4,000 rail workers who say they have not had a raise in five years. they have been working without a contract for five years. they are asking for a raise. both sides meet and did talk in washington d.c. yesterday. they will be meeting again on monday, but as of now, no agreement in place. of course 105,000 commuters
trains every day to get into the city. there are concerns that the potential strike would cause massive traffic tieups and delays. so we have a contingency plan that has been set up. this five additional park and ride lots that have been set up and additional buses at the port authority bus terminal ferry service will be increased with additional p.a.t.h. trains available. that's if a strike takes place next week. both sides are indeed still talking and union workers will be rallying. >> hoping it doesn't happen, marcus. thank you so much. today, a conditionedle light vigil will be held to remember a college student killed in a hazing in a college upstate.
to a nearby mark where they will release balloons. doily was 21 years old. he played basketball n. and cops ruled his death suspicious. toxicology results have not yet been released. also today a memorial service will be held in texas for an nypd officer killed in the line of duty. on monday, a memorial service will be held at st. patrick's cathedral in manhattan. in west chester county, police want to catch a slasher who's been hiding out in a school bathroom exposing himself to kids. police release surveillance images and say he went into a bathroom at maria regina and got undressed. he held the door open and slashed people who were simply walking by. >> some guy we didn't know came
he cracked the door open and he was naked. >> when my sister told me, i was scared a little bit that anyone can get in kind of. >> the man was last seen driving away in the blue vehicle you see there on your screen. a new cleanup strategy will soon take effect for the heavily contaminated passaic river. the plan calls for about 20% of contaminated river mud to be removed. the sediment would be taken to facilities where any material containing dioxin would be incinerated and the rest would be in a hazardous waste landfill. >> this would be the largest ever to be dredged. it's enough to fill red bull arena three times. >> that's a lot of mud. the epa says the cleanup would
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well, i'm jealous that you were in hawaii and i was not. >> but her pictures were on social media, so i felt like i was there. >> the only thing that soothe months i seething jealousy is that in a few days you are bringing back some of that hawaiian warmth to the tri- state. >> and i have tales to tell. >> yes. >> you and i agreed on this.
and we always said why would spun jump from a perfectly good airplane? >> i didn't think i would be up for it but i did it and i would like to do it again. >> the first five seconds, what was that like? this? what is the point. involvement. >> my dad went right before me so it's like, okay, he jumped, i've got >> was that his first time? >> no, it was his second time in the same day. >> really? >> it was his birthday but making the leap is the forecast for us as well. now we're looking at the potential in this accuweather seven-day forecast and going all the way to 70 degrees.
up to the g.w. b. the winds have settled down but there's still feels-like temperatures in the low 20s. right now, readings are in the teens all of the boroughs up into the hudson valley. so we're low on the thermometer and the windchills are still in the teens and low 20s. however, by this afternoon with less wind, a little bit of sun, all of that will settle down. there could be a few ace lated slick spots and places that got the accumulating slick spot mainly northwest new jersey. this is a system coming in our direction that fall as part and produces light snow showers and could produce a trace opinion
warmth coming into tuesday and wednesday. the winds are still coming from the north. the clouds are being closed by the snow. it fall as part even more. we can't rule out the possibility of slight nows. it will be late tonight after midnight. the computer models are showing us sunshine. by tuesday into wednesday, we could be 15 to 30 degrees above average taking our temperatures near the 70 degree mark and that would be record breaking. less wind today. we go to the freezing point with that isolated snow shower. it weekly warms up in the pre-
day. next weekend. it's happening. feels like april on tuesday with 66. wednesday, the day we could break a record. the record 69 forecasting 70. thursday 54 and friday 64 degrees. so on the big trip to hawaii, my first time ever to go there. i went there once in college. we were there for 36 hours for a football game. this was my favorite time to take a vacation. we wasn't to kauai, which is northwest in oahu. they had the biggest surfs that they've had in 40 years. these are surfers and we did the nepali coast hike. this is also where we had just over the cliff. >> is that you?
you see how calm the ocean is. that was me with the go pro in the back of my eye. >> you can hear me, like, screaming underwater. it was very fun. we actually watched the locals do the jump first so we knew plenty deep. wooden island was called the garden island less touristy. it was the trip of a lifetime but check out that surf. that goes down into the history books. the big eddie is named after the lifeguard who really was the first lifeguard to start saving. over the last few years, they only had this tournament eight times. >> you know who took that picture?
that's his hometown and he took those pictures. >> wow. you are brave for jumping off the cliff. >> that's our lifestyle. >> over here, they think we're brave for crossing the street. >> there you go. >> coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, overbudget and overdue. the $4 billion world trade center transit hub finally opens its doors. how how the grand opening was meat with a lot of hoopla. >> the semi series in terms of my part of it. at 11:00, thousands of folks will be marching against violence against women at 11:00 featuring an unlikely duo, u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon and dionne warwick. interesting team. i didn't set the agenda, but better participation in the event today has motivated my community calendar remix way
a song called that's what? >> friends are for. >> roll it. [music] >> reporter: bring the whole family to bryant park in man hat ton learn about the importance of achieving balance and food choices at the kids food-fest. foster your curious spirit and express your imagination at family arts and crafts on staten island. participants of all ages will have fun using favorite nature based objected. join the 10,000 spectators at the 21st annual dutchess parade. head to queens for the annual st. pat electronic's day and proud wearing of the green in the rockaways. kick off women's history month by celebrating those who rock, sing, create art and more because she knows no bounds at brooklyn. to submit an event that could
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>> it's hectic with the p.a.t.h. traffic and people coming in to see one world trade center. this will alleviate a lot of it. >> reporter: it will save you time in the morning. >> yes it is. and i won't have to come out and freeze. >> reporter: others came by just to check it out. >> wear all sort of design guys. so from a design perspective it's beautiful. >> reporter: as for the $4 billion price tag, these friends don't all agree. >> i feel like it could have been better spent improving upon, like, you know, existing rails. the hub is great, but if you can't get in because you are stuck halfway through, the hub doesn't matter, right? >> i think at the end, it's going to be something that people around the world are going to want to come see. >> i love the natural light. it's beautiful. it will be the hub of southern manhattan. >> reporter: a passage way
so much needs to open here, restaurants, shops and additional ways in and out to accommodate all of the anticipated foot traffic. >> total people working here, enjoying the environment is 250,000 people. we think it's going to be more, but those are estimates based on ten years ago. >> reporter: lauren glassberg, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> lovely. >> looks good, yeah. modern. >> it's also super cat saturday. >> amy freeze, what's going on in the world? what kind of cats have you got for us? i'm stalling for time as she walks to the wall to find the kitties. >> they can see you step on the stage. look at that. >> sometimes i have to step up to the little stage. that's fine. [ laughter ]
nice stretch, rob. thank you so much. ally got his paw on that dial. beans this morning, that is a cool picture. thanks, den bra, for sending it in. really cute pictures this morning money we appreciate 'em. hashtag 'em. super cat saturday. also put the hashtag #abc7ny. we'll be able to find the pictures easily that way. include the name of your cat if
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"eyewitness news" reporter marcus solis is live in brooklyn. >> good morning, rob and toni. both sides have met at the table. they negotiated ned and will again on monday with no agreement in place. union workers will be rallying here at 11:00 a.m. all ahead of that march 13th deadline that has been set up by the union representing rail workers. members have worked five years without a contract. meantime, contingency plans have been set up. there will be extra bus service, additional park and ride lots. there will be increased ferry and p.a.t.h. train service. that could only accommodate a fraction of the total viedership. so there's concern about massive tie-ups and delays as
a rally here by union workers at 11:00. live in wood bridge, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." police are searching for a robbery suspect, who is targeting banks in queens. take a look at these pictures showing a man police say robbed a bank in astoria yesterday afternoon. authorities say he demands cash and took off. the same man is suspected of robbing a chase bank in oakland gardens a little more than a month ago. final check on this glorious saturday. it really is going to be a nice start. temperatures are brisk out there. i mean it's below freezing and a tiny bit of wind but the winds are settling down as the clouds move in. high 42. now, tomorrow we actually start with a few snow flurries early on. >> oh, boy. >> don't get in a panic about this. not expecting anything more than a trace if that. the system really falls apart before it gets there. then the heat is on.
feels like april on tuesday to 56. wednesday we could be breaking records. thursday still looks good 54. friday we could get rain late. temperatures still at 60s. things are swinging in the right direction if you want a free view of spring. continue to follow up the timing of the system coming up tonight in our 9:00 hour. we'll have updates through the 8:00 hour. >> beautiful. >> not bad at all. hello, spring. >> that'll do it for this edition of "eyewitness news" saturday morning. i'm toni yates. >> i'm rob nelson. gma is next.
9:00. good morning, america. happening right now, the saturday showdown. they're voting in five states today. will it be another trump triumph? >> did you get him out? >> overnight his rally turned ugly. the biggest conservative gathering. >> someone told him megyn kelly was going to be here. >> and hillary clinton tries to extend her lead over bernie sanders. is this his do-or-die moment? shocking find. the new twist in the infamous o.j. simpson murder case. that knife allegedly found buried in o.j.'s old estate. >> the facts of the case remains an open case and that is the case here. >> how it suddenly turned up and the new crucial details. what we're just learning about it now. high-tech heist. how armed robbers stole $5 million in gold.