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everyone. woman hit and critically injured by a driver who just kept on going. we're live with new surveillance video of the crash. a frantic search for a little girl went missing on her way to school. police are afraid she may be in danger. developing out west, a train derails with hundreds of people on bother. amazingly no one is killed. what investigators say caused the crash. and governor chris christie is coming under fire this morning for taking vacation as the new jersey transit strike looms. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thanks for being with us on this tuesday morning, i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. today is tuesday, march 8th. >> an you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with
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>> well, here we go. today we're going to be looking at warm weather that only gets warmer. record-setting weather is on the way for you in the next few days. current temperatures this morning have been really warm for this hour of the day. we're looking at a temperature right now of 52 degrees. that's just to start your day. it is going to be around 36 hauppauge, 34 hanover. a little cooler as you get out to higher elevation where there's a clear sky and almost a calm wind. we're looking at 37 bridgeport, 32 around islip. these will drop a little bit more, but not much. it's going to jump up there today to the mid- to upper 60s. we're almost out of room on the graphic, heather. >>reporter: yes! >> did you see that? >>reporter: yes, i saw that. i love it and i think that's wonderful, and unfortunately we have fast track going on. so the b, d, f and m trains sus spend between 57th street. and q trains some track work, so downtown express only.
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new jersey transit, long island rl, metro north running on or close to schedule. 42 n street is close between lexington avenue and madison avenue. that is because of police activity. then we have this, as you go ontot bqe, southwest from the brooklyn bridge to atlantic avenue, you do have construction set up there. at least two lanes closed down. going tot george washington bridge, a great ride as you come inbound. in fact, it's a minor delay there. lincoln and hollon, you still have some construction. we have metaside of the street parking rules in effect. ken, over to you >> heather. following a developing story, a driver struck a woman in the bronx and simply took off. it happened on williams bridge road in the alerton section. darla miles is live with new surveillance video is. darla, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. this 47-year-old woman is in critical condition at jacoby medical center this morning, this as police are trying to figure out who hit her just on this road behind me and then sped off. let's take you right to that surveillance video.
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woman trying to cross the road and she's standing on the double yellow line in the center of williams bridge road. it appears as if she gets caught between two cars going in opposite directions. that is when she is struck by that white cadillac. this happened around 10:30 last night on williams bridge road, right across from pelham parkway houses here in the bronx. [ no aweo ] spring valley this morning. mallory. >>reporter: michelle, good morning.
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seen here at her bus stop at 8:15 yesterday morning. but we're told she never made it onto that bus, and then she never made it to school. i do want you to take a good look at this photo now. this is the 10-year-old girl, 10-year-old kelly riveira pillco. she was last seen wearing a black jacket, a blue overall type skirt and brown ugg boots. she's 5'2", 118 pounds. police believe she may be in danger. spring valley police along with has beenerrine volunteer group searched until late last night. they focused on the area near the bus stop at the corner of bethune boulevard and ben wild road. that's where they set up their command post. back out here live this morning, a search will continue today, but it's important for us to point out that those initial hours right after a child goes missing are extremely important to the investigation. if you did see anything out of the ordinary yesterday in this area, you are asked to report it meal. live in spring valley, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news.
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it is 4:35. on to a developing story out of california where rescue officials say it is a miracle that nobody is dead after a train derailment that threw a car into a creek. passengers who were partially submerged in that car say it was a scene of total panic and confusion. an evening train from san jose to stockton hit a big tree on the tracks, triggering that derailment. 14 people got hurt, four of them have serious injuries. that train line will remain closed at least through today. 4:35. police in brooklyn are trying to track down a dangerous armed robbery. check out -- robber. check out the clear surveillance video of the robbery. he pulled a gun in a brownsville bodega and put a customer in a choke headline. watch what he does. right there. he fires his weapon once. the robber stole more than $400. the good news in all that chaos, nobody got hurt. we are learning more details this morning in the search for a nurse who's been missing for months after getting off of work at bellevue
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from the bronx has not been seen since december 8th. last night police removed eferred from her home on 198th street in bedford park, including a computer. her husband told them she went back to bangladesh to care for her parents. now he is missing as well. >> he said watch my house because i got to go to my country in bangladesh. i never seen him after this. >> yesterday investigators dug up concrete in front of rockman's home. officers have been posted ouz of that same home. at this point the matter is being called a missing persons case. 4:36. police in brooklyn trying to figure out who brought weapons to a public school campus. a pellet gun and cork screw were found at p.s.198 yesterday. police were called an both weapons in confiscated. funeral services for former first lady nancy reagan have been set now. mrs. reagan will lie in repose at the ronald reagan presidential library tomorrow
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closed to the public, will be held friday morning. the former first lady died sunday in los angeles of congestive heart failure. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral. 4:37. less than a week to go before a possible new jersey transit strike. there's no deal with the unions and no governor christie. labor transit officials will reportedly meet again today, but governor chris christie will not be joining the talks. he's taking a post-presidential vacation for his 30th wedding anniversary. the governor says that he'll stay in touch by phone because in his words the 30th wedding anniversary only comes around once. well, it's 4:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. and the good news. >> hey, the good news is it's really going to warm up over the next few days to some numbers that are, you know, more like late april. here we go. we got a good view here from our camera at 4 times square looking south. it's going to be a beautiful day taw.
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park, new jersey, right down the beach. you got a little bit of a camera bouncing around here because the wind is coming up the south, so it's coming off the shore right into the camera. so we have a little bit of a south to southwest wind today. we're going to be looking at a temperature of 52, maybe drops off to 51 to 50 this morning around the five boroughs. it's going to be cooler here north and west because the winds are light, the sky is clear, the temperature drops off. there's a couple of sprinkles to our west. that's the warm front, the surge of air coming at us, so we can't rule out running into a sprinkle today burks we will have a lot of sunshine throughout this day. could be a sprinkle around this morning, but that's the warm air surging up and over us. by lunchtime it's 64, and this afternoon we're going to be at 68 degrees, 21 degrees warmer than normal and it only gets warmer. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. i just have a warm feeling about you today. >>reporter: i have a warm feeling about you as well after that forecast. let's take a look at what's going on here on the bqe right near 45th street.
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you can see we have delays in both directions. check out that southbound delay. we'll head over to our maps and tell you what it is going on. bqe southwest brooklyn bridge down to atlantic avenue you have construction. so that's south of that delay that we were just looking at. bd, f, m trains fast track so we have service suspended between 14th street and 57th street. g trains sus pended between court square and bedford no, sirtrand avenue. and q trains track work has been completed. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine, no major problems there. and in manhattan 42nd street is close between lexington and madison avenue this. is ongoing police activity, so this is a big deal with a closure in both directions right through midtown. and the george washington bridge has a great ride as you come across the span. getting inbound it's a minor delay. lincoln and holland, you do have some construction there. and then here is a look at the george washington bridge. like i said, lower level doing great, upper level no major problems. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect.
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>> thank you, heather. 4:40 right now. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an emotional night as mourners remember two teens killed by an out-of- control car in new jersey. this morning we're learning just how fast that car was going moments before the deadly wreck. bizarre video this morning of a 15-foot tree that stuck in a car's front grill. the driver, he was just driving along the wrong side of the road until the cops pulled him over for a little chat. >> yeah. and rescue crews rush into frigid waters to save a driver trapped in a car in connecticut, an cam alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc.
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4:42 right now. an emotional day turned into an equally emotional night in northberg anns a community turns out to remember two teens hit and killed by a car. hundreds of balloons were
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northbergen to honor 17-year- old brian rodriguez and noel herrara. both died and a 13-year-old was injured when a car slammed into them saturday night. >> i knew him since sixth grade. he was a great kid. everybody loved him. >> this is horrible to see him pass away like that. a kid does not deserve, and a mother does not deserve to go through this. >> 23-year-old suspect eric patterson is charged with two counts of death by auto. exclusive surveillance video shows a sedan running a red light just seconds before the crash. investigators believe patterson was driving 50 miles per hour over the 25 mile per hour speed limit. well, some people believe half of what they see, so they were a bit skeptical of these pictures on a suburban chicago police department's facebook page. see, take a look at what you're looking at right there. that is a tree caught in the
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to prove the pictures were true, roselle pd released what was a january dui traffic stop. not only had the driver uprooted the tree, they were nailed for driving on the wrong side of the row, yeah, with the tree coming through the grill. the moral of the images, don't drink and drive. clearly. >> just driving around on the wrong side of the row, okay. >> with a tree sticking out of the car. >> all right. >> you gotta be doing some drinking. meet ongs bill evans joins us -- meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast and he's smiling. >> it's going to be a great day. there's some warm air coming up from the south and west, so warm there may be a spritz or a sprinkle, from midtown looking from our roof camera across here. as we look from our camera in brooklyn to the lower east side here, bowling green, wall street, up toors the brooklyn bridge, all the way down to the battery here, it's glass right here on the east river with just a little light west wind, so the river right there is protected by the buildings. the wind doesn't really put a ripple on the water.
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this morning, back and forth, as you make the commute. it's going to be a great day. a great start to the day where the temperature is 52 degrees. i think normal overnight low is 53, 54. the humidity is dry, the winds are west at three, the pressure rising. yesterday's high was right around 60 degrees. normal is 47, normal low 33. so we're just off-the-chart warm here. sun is up officially at 6:19, that will be gorgeous. and the sunset right at 6:00, a little bit before, and that too is going to be really nice. so today upper 60s. first march 70-degree weather since 2012. records are within reach, record highs tomorrow and thursday. temperatures will step back a little bit, but they'll be above normal still as we go into the weekend, and, of course, we're going to set our clocks ahead one hour this weekend. spring ahead. northport and massapequa at 42, hauppauge 39, 33 east hampton. it's going to be a little cooler on south-facing shores. the reason being the wind is mostly out of the south and the
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park meters are showing a west wind. but they're generally out to lunch when it comes to winds as far as that because they're covered up by the trees and things in central park. so today we are going to be looking at that, a south to a southwest wind to at times a southeast wind. there are some showers back here in this line. right there is a warm front. they're kind of dying out as they come over the mountains. they'll probably die out even more as they get to jersey. so the futurecast this morning shows just clouds and even by 9:00 not even a sprinkle. but the temperatures warm up fast. we're going to be in the low 60s, mid-60s, upper 60s as we get to the afternoon, and then tomorrow morning we once again start out around 50, 51 degrees. it will be quite warm again. your accuweather forecast, sunny and warmer. 50s eastern long island. that's because of the southerly wind coming up off the water which is 40 degrees. but central jersey warms to 70. 68 around the park. partly cloudy, very mild tonight, 51. tomorrow it's even warmer.
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around the five boroughs tomorrow and toors new jersey in the inland areas. -- towards new jersey in the inland areas. 75 on thursday. both those days set new record highs. and we do cool down this wean, but normal high is 47. and as you see, as we even get into monday the high is 57 degrees. so over the weekend i got us setting the clock differently and losing an hour of sleep. the sleep depraved and deprived. >> daylight show. >> on monday i can throw of coffee in your face >> what? >> i got a license to do that because i'll be cranky and tired. >> i'm always cranky and tire. >> the glass half full, ken. you get longer daylight hours. >> and temperatures in the 70s, so i should be happy. >>reporter: that's right. and if the glass is always half full, hopefully it's half empty when he does throw the coffee in your face on wednesday. >> you got a point there. >>reporter: subway status, b,
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between 47th street and 57 tr street. new jersey strit doing just great. we have long island railroad, metro north running on or close to sce. bqe southwest from the brooklyn bridge to atlantic avenue, dow have that construction set up. 42nd street closed between lexington and madison avenues because of police activity. an our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you very much, heather. 4:48. an oklahoma man plans to appeal his 40-year sentence for raping and sexually abusing east african orphans. twob-year-old matthew durham was sentenced yesterday. he was convicted of raping three girls and molesting a boy during a mission trip to kenya. now, the children ranged in age from 15 down to only 5 years of age. a michigan woman says she is the luckiest mother in the world. she lost her daughter in a mass shooting and then got her back in her hometown of kalamazoo. they showed support last night
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killings of six people and the wounding of two. for a time doctors believed 14- year-old abby kumpf was brain dead. they were arranging to donate her organs when she suddenly responded to her mother's touch and squeezed her hand. since then abby has made an unexpected comeback and today being transferred to a rehab center for the next stage of her amazing recovery. >> she's just improving. she's amazing. she went from not being able to move or talk to walking and she's smiling and she's laughing. >> abby arehab is -- abby's rehab is expected to last approximately six months >> amazing. a jury has awarded "dancing with the stars" cohost erin andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a hotel for putting a stalker in the room next to her. andrews claimed the hotel shared the blame with the stalker after he booked a room next to her secretly
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peephole and then posting it online. jurors agreed. well, today former pro wrestler hulk hogan will take the stand for his sex tape lawsuit against a website gawker. he is suing gawker for $100 million. he says his privacy was video for having sex with a girlfriend's wife. hogan testify at first he did not know his friend had recorded the encounter. frightening moments for a driver in connecticut who police rescue from rushing water after a scare -- rescued from rushing water after a scary crash. police say the car ended upside down in the norwalk river. police bravely pulled that driver to safety. eyewitness news reporter lucy yanag has what happened next. >>reporter: it was a dramatic rescue in norwalk, connecticut early sunday morning. police say a driver lost control near the intersection of main and wall streets, tore through a small park, plowed
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over the embankment, crash landing 15 feet below, upside down in the norwalk river. first responders wasted no time. they braved the freezing, fast- moving waters. >> you got a rope? >>reporter: and found the driver still alive. >> it was excellent teamwork by both the fire department and the norwalk police department, selflessly entered that water. you'll see it on the video. the water is rushing out, all the windows in the vehicle are broken out so water was rushing into the vehicle. >>reporter: this video is from one of the officer's body cam. it shows how quickly they and firefighters got to the driver and how they saved his life. >> basically no lighting over there. they had to scale down a 15- foot wall to get down to the stream level and then enter the water there. so, again, it was really great work by all involved. police are now investigating this accident to determine if drugs or alcohol were involve. the driver has not yet been charged. we're told he was rushed to the
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in norwalk, connecticut, lucy yang, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> good work, huh? >> yeah. >> amazing. 4:52. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, a garbage truck plunges 100 feet from an interstate in florida and amazingly that driver survives. more of this dramatic video next.
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some shocking dash cam video of the moment a garbage truck crashed, flying over the guard rail, plummeting 100 feet from a miami highway to a park below. amazingly the driver survived and nobody on the ground was hurt at all. investigators are trying to figure out how the driver lost control of the truck to begin with. >> wow! >> the things we see now because cameras are everywhere. >> it's crazy. 4:55. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. you know what's crazy? >> these record warm temperatures we're about to get, meteorologist bill evans. >> here we go, great visibility to go with that, all the way down the jersey shore from asbury park. you can see all the way down to point ples ability, the radio tower down there, that's a
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you see here as we look from our vantage point here right around brooklyn to the lower east side looking at some beautiful weather here. we're going to warm up nicely today. 49s from 5:00 a.m., warming all the way up to 60 by lunchtime today. it will feature a lot of sunshine today and temperatures are going to warm fast into the upper 60s this afternoon. weather then heather every seven minutes. she says something around lexington and 42 n street going on. >>reporter: that's right. so this is a look at what's happening here. this is 42nd street. you can see we do have some lights that are happening right down here. let's go over to our maps. i can tell you that 42nd street is still closed down between lexington avenue and madison avenue because of this ongoing police activity. b, d, f, m trains fast track. they're suspended between 14th and 57th street. that should be taken care of in a couple of minutes. g trains suspended between court square and bedford, nostrand avenue, but, again, that should be picked up and running once again by 5:00. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you
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new this morning, a suspect is caught on camera while walking his dog. it happened yesterday on 111th street in east harlem. a man walking two dogs when he stops, pulls out a gun, appears to fire off at least three shots at somebody. nobody gets hurt. if anyone has any information, you're asked to call crime stoppers. as we close in on 5:00, just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we have new video to to show you this morning of the hit-and-run crash that left a woman in critical condition in the bronx. an out-of-control car slam noose a new jersey at a time trooper -- new jersey state trooper during a traffic stop. we ventilate latest on his condition this morning. get ready for this one, not one, but two days of possible record warm temperatures. meteorologist bill evans has the accuweather forecast.
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developing at 5:00 a.m., a driver caught on camera in the bronx hitting a woman, leaving her critically wounded right in the street and we're live with new surveillance video. please take a good look at this little girl. the 10-year-old went off to school yesterday morning and tas not -- and has not been seen since. we're going to have another warmup today, temperatures on the horizon that will have us all thinking beach weather as we look live at a very early asbury park. oh, we can only dream right now. >> i know. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i think we can see down to cape may >> yeah. >> thanks for joining us, i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. today is tuesday, march 8th.
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there a zillion times as i have. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> oh, yeah, love the jersey shore, the south-facing shores of connecticut and long island. that's going to be great today. no matter where you are, there's some beautiful on the way. the south-facing shores will be a little cooler. we're at 50 degrees at this hour around the park. that's your 5:00 a.m. temperature. 46 long branch, toms river 42. 42 around sayreville. south-facing shores a little cooler. look at montauk 33. remember, the water temperature this time of the year is still cold, so the water temperature is about 40 degrees and the atlantic about 41 long island sound. so the coastal section also be a little cooler as we hit 68 this afternoon. 64 by noontime, 68 this afternoon. heather, in the city, you'll see all the restaurants rushing the tables outside. >> oh, yes, of course, of course. >> going to be great for that. >>reporter: flip-flops all over the place, flying everywhere. >> it's a flip flop tuesday. >>reporter: b, d, f, m fast track repair has been completed and track work on the g train has also been completed.
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new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, no major issues with mass transit at this point. bqe southwest brooklyn bridge down to atlantic avenue, we still have that construction going on. and then as you take a look at 42nd street, still closed between lexington avenue and madison avenue and that is because of ongoing police activity. we have a minor delay at the george washington bridge, minor at the lincoln and the holland. they just cleared up some construction here, but everything is doing just fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. michelle and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. at 5:02 now, a woman is in critical condition this morning after she was hit by a car right in the middle of a bronx street. >> it happened on williams bridge road late last night. the driver never stopped. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live at the scene with the video police want you to take a look at. dala. >>reporter: good morning, michelle, ken. the police, the nypd, they're looking for a late 1980s model white cadillac. they say it should have major front end damage from the hit
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who spots it should be able to see it. in fact, you can see it in this surveillance video. you can see the 47-year-old woman trying to cross williams bridge road. she is standing on the double yellow line and is passed by cars in both directions. then here comes that white cadillac. it hits her and it keeps going. police say it kept going north on williams bridge road and did not stop. all of this happened last night around 10:30 across from pelham parkway houses here in the alerton section of the bronx. now, that 47-year-old woman is in critical condition. she did survive, but she is now at jacoby medical center. if you know anything about this incident, please call crime stoppers at 800-577-tips. reporting live in the alerton section of the bronx, darla miles, eyewitness news. >> thank you. now to a developing story in rockland county where a 10- year-old girl vanished on her way to school. kelly riveira pillco has not been seen since 8:15 yesterday morning when she was at her bus stop in spring valley. she did not get on her bus or
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and investigators believe she may be in danger. stay with eyewitness news for a live report on this search in the next half hour. and new this morning, a new jersey state trooper is in the hospital after being hit by a car during a traffic stop. it happened in glowster county in south jersey. the unidentified trooper was hit on southbound 295 in west stepford township last night. that driver stayed at the scene. officials say he did get out of his car during a traffic stop when a car hit him. the car that had been pulled over as well, and the trooper was taken by helicopter to the hospital. no word on his condition. developing overnight in california, first responders who jumped into a fast-moving creek to rescue passengers from a derailed train car cannot fathom that no one was killed. 14 people were hurt, four of them seriously, but the commuter train hit a large tree on the tracks during a run from san jose to stockton and several cars derailed. one was thrown into the creek and partially submerged with an engineer and passengers inside that water.
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panic inside that rail car was overwhelming. now to the very latest on the presidential race. it is now a week after super tuesday and another round of voting in key states is set for today. it raise the the ante for presidential frontrunners trying to pull away from the pack. abc's stephanie ramos joins us live from washington this morning. stephanie, good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you, michelle. it's a big voting day and we are just one step closer to knowing which candidate will be their party's nominee. it's time for another faceoff at the polls in battleground states. >> thank wow! i am so happy to be here. >>reporter: hillary clinton at a rally in detroit, michigan telling the crowd she wants to be their small business president to help folks get hea. but she needs their votes. >> the sooner i could become your nominee, the more i could begin to turn our attention to the republicans. >>reporter: clinton feeling confident, looking beyond bernie sanders and even
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>> i would hope to be able to enlist bernie in helping me reach out to his supporters if i am so fortunate enough to be the nominee. >>reporter: but sanders is not going anywhere. >> if there is a large voter turnout, we will win. >>reporter: to win the nomination, he'd need to secure every remaining state by 10 points with contests in idaho, mississippi and hawaii. the big prize today is michigan where both donald trump and hillary clinton have double- digit leads on their competition. >> raise your right hand, everybody. >>reporter: trump at a rally in mississippi overnight asking the crowd to pledge their support for him as the gop rival hangs on his heels in the same state >> the men and women here and across the state are in the position to decide this outcome. >>reporter: senator ted cruz scoring wins on saturday in kansas and maine, but competing hard in michigan and mississippi where he and john kasich expect to do well.
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struggling a, only winning two of the 20 contests so far, but he says he's staying in this race despite calls from trump telling him to drop out. in washington, i'm stephanie ramos for channel 7 eyewitness news. you. 5:07. the better business bureau jumping into the race for president, sort of. it's going to make a statement later this morning on the rating that it gave trump university. at one time it got a d minus big swing. the program sold 7000 students on learning the trump style of real estate investing, but more than 150 former students say it was a total fraud. three lawsuits have been filed. they include a $40 million case in new york and two class action suits in california. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg has decided he will not run for president. bloomberg had been exploring a possible third-party and self- financed run for the white house. bloomberg believes if he ran on an independent ticket it could split votes and lead to the election of donald trump or ted
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not a risk he wants on his consciences. 5:08. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> oh, yeah! let's take a look from our camera here at 4 times square looking south. the empire state building, new york life building, all the way down 1 world tray, you can even see all the way down to the verrazano bridge in the distance. a pretty morning here and a great start to what's going to be a very warm day for this time of the year. 50 degrees, normally we should be at 33. so we're 17 degrees warmer than normal. we got a calm win, we got a partly cloudy to clear sky. we got a warm front off to our south and west. that's that little line of showers that you see. some of those might make it to western jersey, but this is a big batch of warm air that covers us tomorrow and thursday. looking at temperatures of 54 by the time we get to 9:00, noontime 64. 68 the high this afternoon, 21 degrees warmer than normal for this afternoon. here we go to the bus stop, kiddos, 51. it's going to be a chilly start
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so at the bus stop, you'll want to dress warmly. but after school today, wow is it going to be great, temperature 68 degrees, sunny and warm. she was all conference basketball star at trump university. >>reporter: that is so true. >> heather o'rourke looking at the commute. >>reporter: time of my life. here's the bqe right around the l.i.e. you can see that we do have that delay as you come onto the southbound side. we'll go over to our maps now and i can tell you that farther south between the area of cadman plaza getting down into atlantic avenue you do have some construction there causing delays. b, d, f, m, that fast track repair has been complete. same situation with the g trains. all that track work has been completed. you have new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. 42nd street closed between lexington and madison avenues. that is because of ongoing police activity. minor delay george washington bridge, lincoln and the holland tunnels, so you're good to go as you cross the hudson river crossings and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. michelle and ken, over to you.
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you. 5:10. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the moment a plane made a frightening crash landing on lyle. hear from the -- on long island. hear from the dad that made a split-second decision that certainly at least saved two lives. plus the move by mayor
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it's 5:12. welcome back. on long island we have new video to show you of a plane that paracommuted to safety. stop and look at this. the small propeller plane came down in an office park in hauppauge. imagine seeing that in your back yard. the father and daughter on board both survived with barely a scratch. the dad with a nick on his forehead. the pilot radioed when his plane came to a stop, but it
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to deploy the chute. >> we had to put it out, he landed somewhere in the vicinity of i guess the mid fl. >> the pilot says he got lucky, took a little skill too and nerves. he's also not sure whether he'll be flying again. yeah. i agree. >> yeah. whoa. thank goodness they're okay. mayor de blasio has issued an order aimed at ending discrimination against transscwrendzerred new yorkers. the executive order guarantees access to city rest rooms based on someone's gender identity. it applies to single-sex facilities at city-owned offices, parks, cs, pools. no proof or identification of any kind will be required. it will cover an estimated 25,000 people in new york city. it's 5:13. meteorologist bill evans joins forecast. >> this morning we take a look from our camera here at west 66th street, columbus avenue, towards jill yard and lincoln center here. it's a nice morning, streets and sidewalks clear. you have folks coming out of
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here and catch the crosstown bus. a great morning for the commutes, a great day tomorrow, really mild numbers. in the five boroughs, a little warm, in the suburbs you neat jackets and things. a dry humanity, a calm wind. that allows the temperature particularly in the suburbs to really drop off. the pressure has been rising, 30.13, that's a good sign. yesterday's high 60 degrees. normal is 47 and it's only going to get warmer. you know, our normal overnight low is 33, and we're starting out right now at 50. so spring fever this week as temperatures go to the 60s and 70s. records within reach tomorrow and thursday. cooler on the south-facing shores of lyle. that's because mostly we're going to have a south/southeast wind today. 50 in the park to 40 in white plains, 35 poughkeepsie. this is how we see it cooling off. you get to higher elevations, clear skies and you have a light to a calm wind. so when you have that calm wind, the temperature really drops off. the wind is kind of all over the place this morning. it's showing a light north to northwest wind on the profiles. that will switch around to the southeast today, warm things up nicely.
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front, and that's the warm air that's going to surge up and over us today, and that's to our south and west. and that might bring a sprinkle to parts of the area this morning. but on our futurecast, our computer model, it's just showing these clouds coming from the west and there's not a sprinkle on there. there's one way over there in syracuse and rochester. but as this warm air surges up, we get to the afternoon and we're in the mid- to upper 60s. tomorrow morning we start off around 50 once again. and then by the afternoon we're into the 70s, low, mid-70s around, particularly west. but you see the south-facing shores are going to be cooler with the southerly wind that is coming up. so we've got the jet stream way to the north, the warm air surges right up the atlantic coast here and we're going to be seeing temperatures 15 to 30 degrees warmer than normal. but we'll have 50s eastern long island, particularly on these south shore with that wind coming up over the 40-degree water in the atlantic. 70 in central jersey. partly cloudy, mild tonight, low 51. tomorrow we got sunshine, a warmer day, 65 on the south- facing shores and 74 around the
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so you'll see that we're at 70 for tomorrow, 75 on thursday. looking at some beautiful weather. you know, there might be a sprinkle or two or a shower around. and that means a stray shower. but, still, we're going to beat the old record of 74 set back in 2006. an then we'll cool down as we get -- and then we'll cool down as we get into the weekend. there's a shot at a couple of showers on sunday, maybe one on monday. but, still, those temperatures are going to be about 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. so some very nice weather. and as i mentioned earlier, don't forget, set your clocks this weekend an hour forward saturday night or you'll definitely be late for services on sunday. >> and a lot of others. >> we don't want that. >> no. heather o'rourke doesn't want to make us late for anything. >> i did that once and my grandfather was preaching diswhrvment that's where you got that scar? >> yeah. >>reporter: everybody is on time here. no problems if you're taking new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north.
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on or close to schedule. take ago look at the bqe southwest brooklyn bridge down to atlantic avenue, we have that ongoing construction happening there. ocean parkway northbound avenue u to avenue z, that's still closed down. that's all because of a water main break. we were talking this yesterday. so if you normally take ocean parkway, that's something to think about. 42nd street is still reportedly closed between lexington avenue and madison avenue with ongoing police activity. our street cleaning rules are in effect. michelle and ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. 5:17 right now. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new fallout falling tennis star maria sharapova's failed drug test at the australian open. the big advertisers who are severing ties. and
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sa 5:20 right now. two major sponsors are no longer in love with tennis star maria sharapova. nike has suspended its relationship with the former number one and todd hoyer has dropped her outright. this comes a day after she admitted failing a drug test during january's australian open. sharapova says it's a substance she's used for health issues that was added to the banned list just this year. >> it's very important to have a great team around you with coaches and doctors, but at the end of the day, everything you
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>> sharapova is sus pended as her case is examined. she could face a lengthy ban. the tennis federation says they expect sharapova to be eligible for this summer's olympics. time now 5:21. you're never more than seven minutes away with the weather forecast and meteorologist bill evans. >> we have clear skies, partly cloudy as we look down the jersey shore here. a nice morning, looking at some nice weather. there are a couple of showers that have popped up on the radar to the southwest of philly here, down toward harrisburg anded redding area. this will kind of slide eastward. it's warm air. and when warm air surges up over cool air, it creates these sprinkles. 50 in the park, 44 laguardia, 47 jamaica queens and we have a little bit of a wind here. it's kind of all over the place. it's a variable wind this morning, but it goes really to the southeast and we'll be looking at some very low humidities. if you're taking the ferry here, a great ride today. what's that water temperature? 41 degrees.
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be really chilly with that wind today coming up across the waters into the south-facing shores of connecticut, long island. weather then heather every seven minutes. she's never been accused of taking performance-enhancing traffic stuff. >>reporter: that's >> never. >>reporter: never. let's go right over here. 42nd street is still closed down between lexington and madison avenues because of police activity. here is a look at the fdr drive. you can see that we do have a delay as you come onto the southbound side. it looks like they may be doing some kind of construction there. doesn't look like we have a stalled vehicle. yeah. they're starting to move just a little bit here. so it looks like this is construction and this is getting through the 70s. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect and mass transit is doing very well. ken, michelle, over to you. >> all right, thank you so much, heather. it is now 5:22. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the search for a dangerous robber, a gunman who put a customer into a chokehold at gunpoint. we have the video police want you to take a good look at this morning. it's national pancake day and that means a free meal at a
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my mouth is watering. >> we need to make a plan. gotta make a hey, have you heard? heard what? before school starts in september, all kids going into 7th and 12th grade have to get the meningococcal vaccine. it protects against diseases like meningitis. that can be serious, even deadly. yeah, that's why they can't start school without it. something to share?
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kong's hang seng were down about a percent. dow jones, wall street starts the day up 67 points at 17,073. nasdaq and s&p 500 mixed. right now futures pointing to a lower open. >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson have this morning's business headlines. >>reporter: good morning. topping "america's money," wall street bonuses taking a tumble for the second straight year >> stock market turmoil and cutbacks pushed bonuses down by 9% in 2015. >> but they're not hurting. the average bonus paid for bankers is just over $146,000. >> listeria concerns at starbucks, the fda is issuing a recall of its popular sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. >> the recall affects about 200 starbucks stores in texas, arkansas and oklahoma. no illnesses have been reported. >> and today is the day to eat some free pancakes. it's the 11th annual national pancake day. >> okay.
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developing right now in the bronx, a driver who left a woman to die in the street is on the run at this hour. but police have a big clue in their search. and we are live in rockland county with the search for a 10- year-old little girl missing for nearly 24 hours now. police are afraid she could be in danger. and we're getting an early taste of spring today with even warmer temperatures tomorrow. good morning. i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. today is tuesday, march 8th. >> nice to have you along today >> good to be here. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> well, right you are, record warmth is on the way. a warm day today, not a roar, but still quite warm for this time of the year. as we go through march, we're looking at late april temperatures. starting out at 50 with a calm wind. whitestone 44. 47 cambria heights to 38 to 33 out on long island. now, the south-facing shores are going to be cooler with a
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a wind out of the south/southeast today. but we hit 51 at 8:00, 64 noontime, 38 later -- i should say 68 later on today at 3:00. and it will be really warm tomorrow and thursday, record warmth in the mid-70s. we'll talk about that next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. i take it lexington and 42nd street okay now. >>reporter: yes. everything has been reopened. 42nd street is open between lexington and madison avenues. all of that earlier police activity has been taken care of. and here is a look at the fdr drive, doing much better than it was when we last spoke. southbound side was a little bit slow as you got right over here by this overpass. but this has been cleared away. so this is in the 70s. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. subway service is running on or close to schedule. and the bqe southwest from the brooklyn bridge to atlantic avenue we still have some construction set up there. you can also see right over here, this is the brooklyn battery, hugh carey tunnel, we still have the two-way traffic going on.
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they do nightly. ocean parkway north, avenue u to avenue z we have that closed down because of a water main break. and that was out there yesterday as well. so if you normally travel along ocean parkway, this is something that you want to avoid. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. it's 5:31. and police are on hunt for the driver who hit a woman and left her to die on a bronx street. that victim remains in critical condition this morning. eyewitness news reporter darla miles live at the scene with the video of the car that police want to find. darla, good morning. >>reporter: good morning again, ken. you're right, that 47-year-old woman is in critical condition. at jacoby medical center and police are trying to find the driver who hit her here on williams bridge road and then just sped off. take a look at that surveillance video. you can see the 47-year-old woman who was trying to cross the street and she is standing on the double yellow line in the middle of traffic. and then it appears as if she gets caught between two cars going in the opposite direction
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by that white cadillac. this happened around 10:30 last night on williams bridge road right across the street from pelham parkway houses here in the alerton section of the bronx. police say that white cadillac just kept going north on williams bridge road and kept going and did not stop. now, they say this is a late 1980s model white cadillac and it should be spotted pretty easily because of significant front end damage. if you know anything about this incident, please call crime stoppers at 800-577-tips. reporting live in the alerton section of the bronx, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, darla. the desperate search is on this morning for a 10-year-old girl police say vanished on her way to school. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in spring valley in rockland county. mallory, good morning to you. >>reporter: michelle, good morning. we actually put the alert out initially on our abc7ny news app. what we've learned about this little girl, she was actually
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yesterday morning at her bus stop in spring valley. after that we're told she never got on that bus and she never made it to school. i do want you to take a good look now at this 72. this is the 10-year-old girl, kelly riveira pillco. she was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue overtype skirt and brown ugg boots. we're told she's 5'2", 118 pounds. investigators believe she may in fact be in danger. spring valley police with the help of has beenerrine volunteer organization searched until late last night. they focus on the area near the bus stop at the corner of bethune boulevard and ben wiel row. that's where they had a command post set up. last night we're told this investigation will now continue as well as search efforts. it is important to point out that the hours after a child disappears, those hours can be pistol in the -- pivotal in the investigation. if you noticed anything in this area out of the ordinary yesterday, you're asked to report it meal. reporting live in spring
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>> mallory, thank you. 5:33. there is a big mystery this morning surrounding a nurse missing for months after getting off work at bellevue hospital. 30-year-old methuzarahman from the bronx has not been seen since december 8th. last night police removeed a computer from her home. her husband told coworkers she went back to bang bangladesh to care for her parents. now he's missing as well. >> he said watch my house because i gotta go to my country, bangladesh. i never seen him before after this. >> investigators dug up the concrete in front of rahman's home. officers have been posted outside the same residence. at this point the matter is being called a missing persons case. if you have any information, you are asked to call police. 5:34. and this morning a man with nearly two dozen license suspensions is charged with hitting and killing two new jersey teenagers. 23-year-old eric patterson made his first court appearance yesterday.
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attended a vigil for 17-year- old bryan rodriguez and 16-year- old noel herrara. both died and a third teen was injured when a car slammed into them on saturday night. >> i knew him since sixth grade. he was a great kid. everybody loved him. >> this is horrible to see them passed away like that. a kid does not deserve and a mother does not deserve to go through this. >> patterson is charged with two counts of death by auto. exclusive surveillance video shows a sedan running a red crash. investigators believe patterson was driving more than 50 miles an hour over the 25 mile per hour speed limit. a dangerous armed robber is on the run in brooklyn, but police have an important clue in their search. the robbery was caught on clear surveillance video on saturday. the robber pulled a gun at a brooklyn bodega, demanded cash, grabbed a panicking customer, put him in a chokehold and fire
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the robber got away with more than $400. fortunately no one was hurt. also in brooklyn, police are trying to figure out who brought some what could be called weapons to a public school campus. a pellet gun and a cork screw were discovered at p.s.95 in brooklyn. police officers were called, both potential weapons were confiscated. it is 5:36. there's less than a week to go before a possible new jersey transit strike. no deal with the unions and no governor christie. labor and transit officials met yesterday in newark, but governor christie won't be joining the talks. he's taking a post-presidential campaign vacation for his 30th anniversary. see, the governor says he'll stay in touch by phone because in his words, you know, your 30th wedding anniversary only comes around once. 5:36 on this tuesday morning. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast >> here we go. let's take a look from our camera 4 times square, looking south, st. louis, great kills bay to sandy hook, new jersey, looking at a pretty morning here. we're also looking at a very
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corner of the world here at west 66th street and columbus avenue. i see you ken rosato, i see you. here's what's going on this morning, 50 degrees, partly cloudy skies, got a calm wind. a great morning. there's a few sprinkles to our south and west. the evidence of warm air surging up and over us. i don't think we see many of those sprinkles making it all the way into new jersey, but we do see temperatures at 57 by 10:00, 64 by noontime, 68 later on today. kiddos at the bus stop, it's a little chilly in the suburbs particularly. grab a jacket or a sweater. but after school you don't need that. it'll be 68. i give it an "a." i am the new lieutenant governor of new jersey. >> okay. >> and our new governor, heather o'rourke will be handling the transit negotiations. >>reporter: yes. >> so, sir, it's a pleasure to serve you. >>reporter: thank you, ma'am. >> thank you. ma'am. >>reporter: thank you for that one. here is route 80 and this is right by route 15. it looks like traffic is moving, a little bit of traffic
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course, as you go eastbound. westbound side is empty practically. let's go over to our maps and tell you what's going on north of there in bernhan. 94 both ways right near mckathy glenwood road all lanes closed down. that's both directions with ongoing fire department activity. as you take 42nd street, it's been completely reopened between lexington and madison avenues. we had some earlier police activity. here's the fdr drive southbound getting into the 70s. we do have reports that there is some construction down by 71st street, but it looks like that construction may have been cleared away as everybody is just zipping along without any major problems. new jersey transit and long island rl, metro north, they're running on or close to schedule. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. michelle and ken, over to you >> thank you, heather. 5:38. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the car crashes into a fence, landing upside down in frigid, fast-moving water. dramatic rescue of a driver in trouble, caught on a police officer's body cam in connecticut. and it's a pretty unbelievable story, but we have
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the former first lady died sunday in los angeles of congestive heart failure. first lady michelle obama will represent the white house at the funeral. 5:42. amazing video of a driver being rescued by police and firefighters after his car goes into the norwalk river upside down. body cam video from one of the officers at the scene though shows the tough conditions the first responders faced. getting the man out of that car alive. police say the man had torn through a small parks, then he plowed right through a metal guard rail and zoomed over the embankment, crash landing 15 feet below in that cold, fast- moving river. >> it was excellent teamwork by both the fire department and the norwalk police department. again, selflessly entered that water. you'll see in the video the water is rushing out, all the windows in the vehicle were broken out, so water was rushing into the vehicle. >> the driver was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. police are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have played any part in the crash. 5:42.
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chicago serving as the poster child for one police department's anti-drunk driving campaign. take a look. these pictures were taken during a dui stom in roselle, illinois in january. that is a 15-foot long tree in the car's grill. the department also released video of the stop because many people thought the picture was photoshopped. by the way, the driver also was ticketed for being on the wrong side of the road. >> wow! that is some serious bad >> that's terrible. 5:43. meteorologist bill evans here with the accuweather forecast >> hi, bill. >> good morning, you guys. just leaf the drinks alone, shall you? >> you got that right. >> that was heather's joke. >> did you say leaf? >> yes. >> as in tree? >> yeah. >> thank you. all right. >> you drug me into your vortex with that. >>reporter: you should have used the wooden leg joke. >> here we go. let's take a look at the east river over towards flushing bay. a beautiful morning here.
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building brought to you by dodge chrysler. and our sun is coming up. morning today. we have a gorgeous sunrise right around 6:30. be pretty. temperatures around the five boroughs with the heat island effect of manhattan very mild. i mean, warm for this hour of normal overnight low is 33. the humidity is dry, the winds are west at 3 and the pressure has been rising. normal high is 47. yesterday we were at 60 and today. the sun is up at 6:19. that's going to be gorgeous. it sets at 5:55. now, next week at this time we'll have longer daylight hours and we'll be darker in the morning, the longer -- you know, later hours, the more sunlight later in the day because we set the clocks forward this weekend. upper 60s today. first march 70-degree temperature since 2012. records are within reach. they'll be gone, they'll be broken tomorrow and thursday for record highs. temperatures will drop a little bit as we go toward the end of the week, but still well above normal.
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this weekend. 44 around teterboro, 46 belmar, 40s coastal connecticut, long island. we'll have a southerly wind today. the wind is all over the place, very light to calm. a variable wind this morning, but later on today we get a south to a southeast wind and with the water at 40 degrees, that will make it colder on the south-facing shores, but warm air by the evidence of this warm front right here from toronto all the way down to just north of d.c., delaware bay, that's a few sprinkles out ahead of that warm front. but our futurecast is showing those kind of dying out as they get across the mountains here to jersey, an we're looking at 56 to 53 by noontime. afternoon temperature mid-60s, very nice. 67 toms river. some spots like urban areas of new jersey might hit 70. tomorrow morning we're back in the same spot, upper 40s, low 50s. and then tomorrow afternoon we're into the 70s, mid-70s. is that going to be nice, and we'll have another one of those days on thursday. after school today, kids, what great weather for sports, 65, sunny and mild. you got after-school practice or a game, you got some great weather.
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30 degrees warmer coming your way for tomorrow and thursday. warmer today at 68. 70 in central jersey, 50s south- facing shores. partly cloudy, very mild tonight at 51, and then tomorrow it's even warmer. south-facing shores about 60 to 65, 70 from the five boroughs north and to the northwest and then we're looking at 65 on friday. we'll cool down just a little bit. saturday some clouds late in the day and maybe a sprinkle on sunday. but even those temperatures are well above normal for this time of the year. so we're looking at, you know, no harsh cold, temperatures above normal as we wind down to the end of winter. >> you know what? i got a sign for you. if you could make that out, we love you, bill evans. you get that for the fine temperatures and the wonderful forecast. and, you know, we love you too, heather o'rourke, as long as you don't have any bad traffic for us. >>reporter: how about my bad jokes too? i don't know where you're going with that. >> those are okay. >> yeah, we like that.
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delays george washington bridge, lincoln, holland, everything is going just fine. and here's the helix, as you come down the helix for the lincoln tunnel, you can see it's a little bit slow. that's okay, everybody is just doing the speed limit, right? and then the outbound side looks pretty good, that's right over here leaving the lincoln tunnel going up into the area of wehawken. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine, subway service also running on or close to schedule. routes 1 and 9 north, delancey street in newark, that's another accident. our street cleaning rules are in effect. over to you >> heather, thank you. still on eyewitness news this morning, a throwback to the '70s, mystery machine caught on camera in a high speed chase in california. say what? who was behind the wheel. plus a new study sheds light on what really makes us healthy.
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5:50 right now. a jury has awarded "dancing with the stars" cohost erin andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a hotel for putting a stalker in the room right next to her. andrews claimed the hotel share the blame with the stalker after he booked a room next to hers, secretly videotaped her naked through a peephole and then posted it online. jurors agreed. today former pro wrestler hulk hogan will take the stand against for his sex tape lawsuit against the website gawker. hogan is suing gawker for $100 million. he says his privacy was invaded when the website posted video of him having sex with a friend's wife. yesterday hogan testified that at 50 he -- at first he didn't know his friend had recorded the encounter. 5:51. new this morning double trouble
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state police pull over nicholas magio of seaford for going 90 miles per hour on the montauk parkway. that's when the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol. he saw the car was packed with fireworks. maggi onow faces a felony dwi charge and he's now being charged with possession of fireworks. well, the real horror of a story from china where repair workers improperly shut down power to an elevate or. a woman got trapped inside the elevator. now, the repair crew didn't come back to finish the job, get this, until a month later. and that's when they found the starved body of the woman trapped in the elevator. her hands were reportedly mangled by her desperate attempts to escape the elevator. prosecutors say it was a case of gross negligence. it's being treated as involuntary manslaughter. a new study shows the amount of fat that you are carrying around is more important than your overall weight. the researchers say your bathroom scale could really be tricking you.
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not tell anyone how much fat they have packed on while losing muscle. your muscle is important. the anls of internal medicine reports that keeping body fat low is the most important thing and it's especially true for young, out-of-shape people at risk of developing diabetes. >> i knew my scale has been lying to me for decades. >> it's the fat. >> liin' scale. 5:52. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a man out for a walk with his dogs in east harlem caught on camera.
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he did next [car starting] [engine revving] [crashing] [sirens] (mailman) what are you guys doing? (receptionist) it-it gets boring between calls so i make phone music. (security guard) she has a gift.
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(mailman) why don't you try a new york lottery scratch-off game instead? it's fun. (receptionist) i'm incredible at this. (avo) take a break from the expected. play scratch-off games from the new york lottery. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans. coming up on 5:55. thanks for joining us. we have a great visibility here down the jersey shore. oh, look at the channel working it here on the tide just a little bit. that's looking good. we're looking at a water temperature of about 41 degrees. so our south-facing shores today are going to be cooler with this southwest wind to a southeast wind that's coming in
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ferries today going to be a little bit cooler and particularly on the south- facing shores. we're going to warm by 60 by noontime today. it's going to get into the mid- to upper 60s later on this afternoon. we're looking at a lot of sunshine today and record highs for tomorrow and as we go into thursday. we'll talk more about that next in your accuweather forecast. heather has got something on on the cross island parkway. >>reporter: that's right, on the southbound side right near unauthorized tractor-trailer. tractor-trailers not allow on parkways, so now we have to deal with this. now we also are looking at what's happening on 1 and 9 north at delancey street, newark, you have that accident being cleared away. then a problem in vernon, 94 both ways near mckathy glenwood road, fire department activity. we have mass transit doing okay and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. michelle. over to you. >> all right, thank you so much, heather. 5:55. new this morning a suspect was caught on camera firing a gun while walking his dogs. this video came into our newsroom overnight. it happened yesterday on 111th
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a man was walking two dogs when he stopped, pull out a gun and appeared to fire off at least three shots at someone who was not -- nobody was hurt in this according to police. anyone with information, though, is asked to please call crime stoppers. 5:56. a police ministry straight from a saturday morning cartoon. well, this is the woman police in northern california were after. they say that kay turman was wanted on a probation violation. she took off in her minivan which looks just like the mystery machine from the scooby doo cartoons. police tried to get thurman during a traffic stop, but she took off. >> almost a teal green dodge caravan, has yellow paint splattered on the side, scooby doo. >> about 100 miles an hour during the chase before those meddling police finally caught her. no word if she's ghg to be
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>> it's not everyday you hear officers saying scooby doo nonsense. love it. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a woman struck by a car while trying to cross the street. the driver never stopped but we're learning about the victim and the car police want to fine. also new this morning, a new jersey state trooper fighting for his life after being run over during a traffic stop. and new video just in of a man running down the street, you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors
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who disappeared almost 24 hours ago on the way to school. and will today be bernie'slaft stand? the -- last stand? the critical day for republicans and democrats. >> i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is tuesday, march ealgtth. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> beautiful sunrise is in progress. sun is up in about 25 minutes. your 6:00 a.m. temperature 42 degrees, down 2 degrees from last hour. 48 around the five boroughs, 43 oyster bay. 42 smithtown, 33 east hampton. oh is it chilly. and that's because we got a little southerly to a southeast wind here, norwalk 39. south-facing shores will be a little cooler today and that's because of this south/southeast wind. but temperatures warm up from 68 around the five boroughs to maybe even 70 inland today. so we're looking at a really warm day. not a record high today, but --

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