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everybody. good morning. it's 4:30. the very latest super tuesday pushes frontrunners in each party a little closer toward the presidential nomination. thousands of students in newark will have to be tested after lead is discovered in some schools' drinking water. and temperatures will be mild today, but there could be some rain passing through a little later on. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, march 16th. hump day. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> going to be a great day today. going to have sunshine, going to have a pretty day. temperatures starting out 50 degrees.
around the five boroughs and about 25 to 30 up here to the north. so you see we're way warm. kingston, poughkeepsie, newburgh all around 50, 45 long island and 43 down the shore here. so we are looking at a very nice day. normal high temperature is 50 this time of the year. we're going to get right to 60, maybe even 62 degrees around 3:00 today. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. that's heather o'rourke. what's going on out there? >>reporter: we do have some fast track repair going on on the b, d, f, m trains so you can expect service changes until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. we have some upper road work on the george washington bridge as you try to go onto the outbound side. lincoln and holland, there's also construction there. so the road work at the george washington bridge is outbound neath the apartments going tot upper level. the two right lanes are closed down. here's a look at the george washington bridge, and you can also see the construction as you go onto the outbound side of the george washington bridge, inbound side doing just
in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 4:32. the frontrunners in the race for president are building momentum with big wins on super tuesday, three. right now the race is still too close to call in missouri for both the democrats and the republicans. republican frontrunner donald trump cemented his lead in the race for delegates with primary wins in florida, illinois and north carolina, but ohio governor john kasich won his home state which could prove problematic for donald trump. and after losing on his home turf, florida senator marco rubio called it quits. now bernie sanders congratulated democratic frontrunner hillary clinton for her victories in florida, ohio, illinois and north carolina. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is covering the campaigns live in times square. mallory, good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you, ken. it was a big night for hillary clinton and it was a big night for donald trump, but that loss in ohio could come with consequences. >> so if you've been waiting
time to come toward us. >>reporter: super tuesday was super satisfying for hillary clinton. she won florida, illinois, north carolina, then ohio, with the final results in missouri ticking in early this morning, still too close to call. >> we started this campaign at 3% in the national polls, we have come a long way in 10 months. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the spirit to hang on finally faded for marco rubio. he lost big time to donald trump in florida, a home state defeat that drove rubio out of the presidential race. >> i just want you there's nothing more than you could have done. you worked as hard as anyone worked. i want you to know we worked as hard as everyone could. america is in the middle of a real political storm, a real tsunami, and we should have seen this coming. >>reporter: governor john kasich won his home state of ohio. he grabbed all 66 delegates
ultimately push donald trump to a brokered >> you better believe it's about america, about pulling us together, not pulling us apart. it is about usa, exactly. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: ignoring kasich, ted cruz says rubio's departure makes this a a one-to-one battle with donald trump. >> after tonight america now has a clear choice. >>reporter: donald trump says that choice will be him. >> we're going to go forward, and we're going to win, but more importantly we're going to win for the country. we're going to win, win, win. >>reporter: and the sanders camp is staying positive. they say it's not over yet. live in times square, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. and stay with eyewitness news and abc news for coverage of the race for the white house. you can get the latest on the campaigns at our website, abc7ny, just click on politics. 4:34. new 17,000 children are being
high levels of the dangerous chemical were found in nearly half of its public schools. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live now in newark with the very latest for us. darla. >>reporter: good morning, lori. the mayor here in newark, ross peracha, he says feas important for people to know this is an infrastructure problem, not a water structure problem, that is why they're going to be testing those 17,000 students for lead poisoning. now, we are here at two of those schools, american history high school and the samuel berlander school. both schools tested positive for elevated levels of lead. it will be the younger schools at the samuel berlander school that will be tested first. that's about 2,000 toddlers from these early childhood learning centers on that list of 30 schools that tested positive for elevated levels of lead. but at this point it is unclear how long these elevated levels have been present. >> our students' health is in jeopardy.
newark's water, but there is something wrong with our infrastructure. it is old, just as most american cities, and we need to do something about it and do it now. >>reporter: now, while these younger students have been identified as the first to get tested for lead poisoning, no timetable has been set for that testing to begin. reporting live in newark, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, darla. 4:36. new this morning, police want your help in catching two men who broke another man's nose in an apparent bias attack. detectives hope somebody can identify the suspects in this video. police say they attacked a man about 24 hours ago in front of a restaurant on 9th avenue in hells kitchen. as they beat him, they made remarks about his sexual orientation. the victim, though, is expected to recover. also new this morning, and north korea's highest court sentenced a visiting american college student to 15 years of hard labor in prison. oto warnbeer, a 21-year-old
undergraduate was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial. he was arrested back in january for trying to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel. warnbeer says he wanted the banner as a trophy for a friend's mother. 4:37. police in belgium killed one person in a raid connected to the paris terror attacks. police came under fire and stormed the house in brussels. four officers were hurt, but not seriously. the anti-terror operation lasted more than three hours and paralyzed an entire neighborhood with schools and businesses placed on lockdown. at least one other suspect is on the run. 4:37. and a police chase that started in the bronx ended at the city line, but the fleeing car didn't stop until a spectacular crash in mount vernon. that crash happened three blocks after the nypd gave up its pursuit. this speeding car slammed into a row of parked vehicles across from a park where children were playing. the driver and front seat passenger were shaken.
the back seat and they were not wearing seat belts. she's now in critical condition with head injuries. amazingly, the child only suffered bumps and bruises. >> a lot of commotion and everything. a lot of people running around, trying to get the baby and the lady out of the car >> it's a critical, grave situation, and we're very thankful that the baby that was in the back seat is not injured. >> well, the driver and front seat passenger are now in police custody while that injured passenger remains at ja kobe medical center. time now 4:thraivment you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast >> here we go. we take a look from our camera at 4 times square looking south. hey, we can see right in the middle down there, the verrazano bridge. a good visibility here. speaking of bridge, here's the george washington bridge this morning as we look across the hudson river. temperatures quite mile for this hour of the day. we're starting out at 50 degrees. normal overnight low here is about 35. we've got clear to partly
clouds going by. we're going to have a lot of sunshine today. but this front right here, right now on our stage at cincinnati will slide through tonight and give us a couple of showers. but before that takes place, we're going to be looking at about 53 degrees by about 11:00, 55 at noon. we're looking at 57 here about 1:00 and 59 to 61 degrees into the afternoon. we could hit 62, and that's going to be 12 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. got a little parade coming up for tomorrow. heather o'rourke is already getting excited. >>reporter: oh, i'm already geared up for it. >> have you started cooking up the corned beef and cabbage yet? >>reporter: that's right. my house smells wonderful. pugh. here's a look at the gothals bridge, that's going on for another 20 minutes or so. everybody is backed up from staten island going to new jersey. new jersey side looking the same exact way. let's go over to our maps and we'll talk about the george washington bridge, going outbound upper level two right
the apartments. that earlier construction has been cleared away. here's a look at the bridge. society outbound side is moving right to left. when we last spoke there was bumper-to-bumper traffic going outbound. that traffic has definitely subsided. inbound side left to right, that's a great ride. so you have a minor delay inbound at the george washington bridge. we still have construction at the lincoln and the holland and we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. 4:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, prosecutors charge a brooklyn mother with mur in death of her young -- in the murder and death of her young daughter. she'll go to court. strong storms twist through illinois, dropping rain, hail and possibly tornadoes. the academy hands out an apology for a joke that chris rock made during the oscars that many said was offensive. and channel 7 is your home for the united airlines/nyc half marathon >> we are etaking you mile by mile, -- we're taking you mile by mile, introducing you to some of the faces you'll see on race day. >> hi, i'm amber.
it's 4:43. welcome back. funeral services will be held today in new jersey for the second of two teenagers killed by a speeding driver. services for brian rodriguez will be held in union city. rodriguez and noah laarya were killed earlier this month when a car jumped the curb and struck them. police say eric patterson was driving nearly 70 miles an hour in a 25-mile per hour zone when he hit them. and a brooklyn mother charged with murder in the
old daughter will be arraigned today. melody phang drowned in a bathtub in a home on sunday. the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide yesterday and police arrested her mother a short time later. authorities placed the victim's 4-year-old brother with children services after they found him with bruises on his neck. 4:44. okay. stubborn. stubborn is the word. the fast-rising flood waters in louisiana caught plenty of animals by surprise, including a donningy. a dong a donkey stood firm while a stream went right past him. officials say the nearby river rose 8 to 10 inches in a couple of hours with storm runoff. try as they might, nobody could get that stubborn donkey to move his -- well, you know. the sheriff finally brought in someone who rode in on a horse to rope the donkey and bring it to higher ground. in western illinois, it's supposed to be dry today. that's a good thing after these storms, heavy rains and hail the size of baseballs walloped the town of rock island.
fell on a dorm at a local college. good news is nobody got hurt. there were also reports of tornadoes in the area. >> a lot going on there. it is 4:45. let's check in with bill. >> and that's what the front that's -- that's with the front that's coming our way. we're going to talk about that. it's not going to produce any tornadoes or baseball sized, grapefruit-sized, canned ham- sized hail. not going to do it. but we are going to get some rain out of it. we'll talk about that for coming up. 59th street south, looking toward downtown manhattan, looking at skies with some high clouds and some temperatures here this morning starting out in pretty good territory. there's a little bit -- you can see it right there, there's a hazy look there from our camera at the triborough bridge. that's a little fog that has been showing up in these overnight hours. we were talking this yesterday. the humidity is in the moderate range, temperature 50 degrees, the winds are northeast at five and the pressure is holding instead 29.83. yesterday's high 57. the clouds kept us from getting to 60 yesterday, but normal high is 50, so we're still above that.
like a lion, we're going to be seeing the temperatures go below normal coming up this weekend which i'll explain. sunrise 7:05, sets at 7:04. probably have a pretty good sunrise and sunset. 34 at northport and massapequa and 42 out toward hauppauge, 43 around white plains, 50 up towards poughkeepsie. these numbers are way mild. we have this wind this morning that's very light and most of it has been out of the northeast at times here, so just a calm to a light wind, not much of a problem. feels pretty good outside this morning, just need a light jacket or a sweater. off to our west is the front that we're talking about. this was creating right here through illinois, this low is cutting up through lake michigan to lake superior, and that will continue moving into canada. there's this trailing front. you could call it a wave, if you like. that's what will pass by tonight and give us a shower. so on our futurecast, this is our computer model, it's showing that by the time we get to about 8:00 temperature still around 50, and then by afternoon we're around 59, 60. there will be some showers with that wave. here comes the wave out of
this is 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, a few passing showers, and then you see tomorrow morning we start out in the mid- to upper 40s once again with some nice weather for st. patrick's day. now, as we go into the afternoon on st. paddy's day, there is a shower or two that may go by about 3:00, 4:00 during the parade as it winds down towards the end of that parade. we are going to be looking at a mixture of sun and clouds today, a late passing shower, very late, temperature 62. passing shower tonight and partly cloudy overnight 48. we start with sunshine tomorrow, then we get clouds on st. patrick's day. it's mild, we're going to warm to 65. that passing shower comes around 3:00, 4:00, so just be ready for that. it's a blessing. we'll have that continuing into tomorrow night and then chilly air pours in behind that thursday into friday. cooler on friday, and then chilly on saturday with sunshine. and then sunday kicks off spring, and that could start off with some rain and at night it might be a little chilly enough that it could mix in with some wet snow. and then we'll have
week of spring kicks off with temperatures right at the normal levels that they should be at. >> how wonderfully yellow and spring like is our wonderful coanchor lori stokes? >> how wonderfully yellow you are? >> jaundice. [ laughter ] >> see, when i coach players, i don't tell them that they're wearing a yellow jersey, i tell them that they're wearing gold. >> well, thank you. >> how golden and radiant, is she like the sun? >> thank you. >> i try to be positive. >> this is why i wrote five novels, okay? >> jaundice. this is why i'm not an author. let's check in with heather. >>reporter: i have to say i'm very jealous that you can wear that color. >> oh, you would disappear. >>reporter: this would be showing up. >> right through you. >>reporter: okay. here we go. we are we are going to take a look at this. this is the goethals bridge trying to get out of staten island going over to new jersey. you can see we have a lot of traffic backed up. that is because of that traffic hold. so we'll head over to our maps.
in place until 5:00 a.m. here is the bqe as you come up the bqe, then you have the brooklyn bridge right over here, everybody is moving just fine, no major problems to report there. b, d, f, and m subways, fast track repair going on. expect service changes until 5:00 a.m. minor delays george washington bridge. the lincoln still has some construction there. and the holland tunnel has a minor delay. no major problems to report. covered roadway closed between tunalee avenue and jersey avenue for construction. that will affect you if you are going to or from the holland tunnel. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. changes are comeing to both the legal and law enforcement systems in ferguson, missouri. the city has agreed to a justice department consent decree to overhaul its police force and its court system to create -- was created in the aftermath of the michael brown police shooting death. ferguson city council originally rejected the plan last month due to financial concerns.
president obama is expected to challenge republicans in the u.s. senate today and nominate a federal judge to replace the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. according to cnn and reuters new service, the -- news the judge is expected to appoint shi certificateanvi in. republicans have promised to oppose anyone who president obama nominates in his remaining 10 months in office. a canadian court unveils stunning video of a dramatic prison escape in 2013. the clip showing two inmates at a detention center in quebec making their escape, dangling by a rope from a helicopter. prosecutors revealed the clip as part of the trial of one of the escapees. officials say two accomplices hijacked the helicopter. the inmates clung to the rope while the chopper took off, but they were recaptured a few hours later. this morning there's an apology from the academy, the academy of motion pictures, arts and sciences has apologized for oscars host
three asian-american children. actors sate segment was especially insensitive in light of the uproar over no actors of color receiving any major nominations. >> on the one hand you had some very profound commentary by chris rock and others around race and diversity in the oscars, but on the other hand it seemed okay to score some fairly cheap laughs at the expense of asian-americans. >> well, the academy has also approved changes proposed in response to the diversity controversy. additionally it appointed six non-white members to leadership positions. 4:51. some brooklyn police officers are talking adoption after they saved a suitcase full of kittens. the suitcase was thrown over a wall into a parking lot last week when police arrived from the 90th precinct, they found the kittens starving and injured. the cats were taken to the brooklyn animal resource coalition where six of them survived. you can see right there the little kittens are a big hit and they're now headed to new homes >> they're sweet. it is 4:51. and coming up on eyewitness
this is going to be my favorite story of the day. a 107-year-old woman who danced at the white house is again showing she's not out of tricks >> yeah, virginia mclauren spun basketballs with a few harlem globaltrotters. look at this lady. they visited her at the school in washington d.c. where she volunteers. mclauren remembers a time before the globetrotters when she was 17 when the team formed back in 1926. >> that's why she's going to live to be 200. she is so full of t. >> she is so spunky indeed. >> we love her. it is time for meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> temperatures this morning are on the mild side for the overnight hours, 15 degrees warmer than normal. we're at 49 and 50 degrees around. these temperatures are warm. we're cool ago little bit. we'll drop down into the upper 40s as we get to 6:00 and 7:00 this morning. but we are also going to be looking at a pattern where it gets very mild today and tomorrow. warm air will surge up in through the area, right through the tri-state, on up into new
but the weekend is going to feature a low pressure storm system coming out of the gulf that could give us some rain, but it could pull down some cold air to kick off spring with some wet snow. we'll talk about that more this morning in just a few minutes. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. what do you got going on this morning? >>reporter: that earlier traffic hold at the goethals bridge has been lifted a couple of minutes early, so everybody is traveling around the goethals bridge without any issues at this point. and here's the queens midtown tunnel. cones set up right here with traffic coming out of queens, coming into the city. you can see right here, you can see some vehicles coming out now and going inbound. no major problems, but we still have some construction set up there. let's go over to our maps, we'll talk to you about subway status, b, d, f, m tracks fast track repairs. minor delays george washington bridge, some construction at the lincoln, holland looks great. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you >> all right, thank you, heather. 4:56. nassau county bars and restaurants are teaming up to prevent drunk driving. today officials will announce a free car service on st.
who wants one. see, the goal of the restaurant and bar owners there is to stop people who are drinking on the holiday from getting hien the wheel intoxicated. 4:57. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we're tallying up the big wins for the frontrunners in the race for president as one race is still too close to call this morning, as the number of candidates is a little smaller by one this morning. and new this morning, the picture police want you to see of the predator on the run in the bronx after targeting a teen in a grocery store. and it's a mild day ahead with rain headed this way. meteorologist bill evans has the exclusive accuweather forecast for this wednesday
good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. and the race for the white house heats up. we're breaking down all the results plus details on the key state that has yet to be called this morning. new video showing the man police say attacked a teenaged girl inside a local grocery store. plus thousands of children will be tested for lead poisoning after the dangerous chemical was found in the drinking water in newark public schools. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today is wednesday, march 16th. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans in now with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> well, good morning, everyone. we've got some high clouds,
parts of the area, and we're looking at a light northerly to a northeast wind. 49 degrees kicks off your 5:00 a.m. hour. 39 toms river, sayreville an wrightstown 42 to 41, and long island 43. 45 bridgeport. these numbers are warm for the overnight hours. the park is 49. should be around 35. so it is a little bit on the warm side. we got sunshine coming your way for a great portion of the day, even at 4:00. scattered sprinkles will be off to the west and more likely you'll see a scattered sprinkle, passing shower tonight. so all in all a pretty good day. we're going to talk about st. patrick's day for tomorrow, may the road rise up to meet you, heather, may the wind be at your back. and may the traffic report be good. >>reporter: it will be good. ready? on or close to schedule new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, all doing just fine. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. minor delays across the board at the george washington bridge. you see? i deliver. let's talk about what's going
remains closed between tonalee avenue and jersey avenue. that's for krurs. that should be cleared away shortly. this will affect you coming to or from the holland tunnel. in hoboken we still have these closures, first street closed between grand street and willow avenue. clinton is closed between newark street and first street, and, again, this is because of that ongoing water main break. let's take a look at a webcam and show you how the fdr drive it is looking and this is right near south perry. you can see that the fdr drive is a great ride. no major problem there is. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. big election news, the race for president has shrunk once again this morning. marco rubio has dropped out after suffering a big loss in his home state of florida. for the republicans and florida, illinois and north carolina went to donald trump. john kasich, though, won his home state of ohio. missouri is still undecided this morning. as for the democrats and hillary clinton won florida,
carolina. missouri is also undecided there. and still no candidate has secured enough delegates to win the nomination. abc's lana zac is breaking down the results from washington. >>reporter: good morning, lori and ken. momentum is back on the side of hillary clinton. according to abc's exit polls, democrats see her as their best chance to beat donald trump in the general election. >> if you've been waiting for the right moment, now's the time to come join us. >>reporter: big wins for hillary clinton, florida, ohio, north carolina and her childhood state of illinois. >>reporter: further widening her lead against bernie sanders. >> the reason that we have defied all expectations is that we are doing something very radical in american politics, we're telling the truth. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: on the republican side, donald trump building on
but was denied a victory in ohio by home state governor john kasich, a win hoped for by those seeking a contested republican convention. >> we are going to go all the way to cleveland republican nomination. [ cheers ] >>reporter: the other home state win wasn't there. marco rubio dropping out after being trounced by donald trump in florida. >> but after tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side this year, we will not be on the winning side. >>reporter: now, only three republicans remain in the contest, kasich, cruz and trump, the republican frontrunner. >> we have to bring our party together. we have to bring it together. >>reporter: but the question remains will the republican party come together before the convention? >> if cruz can beat trump in arizona, then i think we really are looking almost certainly at a contested convention. >>reporter: but if it does come to a contested convention, according to republican rules, only candidates that have won
eligible to be nominated. that means that right now only cruz or trump have qualified. reporting from washington, lanazak, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, lana, thank you. and we have a full list of the primary results on our website at abc7ny. well, today there are the funerals for two of the men in a tugboat that sank after hitting a barge on the hudson river over the weekend. services for 63-year-old paul amman begin at 11:00 this morning in forked river, new jersey. in the meantime the funeral for 29-year-old timothy conk lin starts at the same time in westbury, long island. now, both were on board specialists when it went down saturday near the tappen zee bridge. the body of a third victim, 56- year-old harry hernandez has still not been recovered. new this morning we have himmages of a man wanted for groping a teen in a bronx grocery store. take a look at the man police want to find. they say he forced himself on a 16-year-old girl inside a locker room nz a stop and shop on east 174th street in crotona. this happened just before 4:00
after she was grabbed, the teenager screamed, the suspect ran off. 5:06. and the search is on this morning in new jersey for the driver who hit a woman on a busy highway and then kept going. investigators say a black toyota suv hit a woman in her 20s on route 17 north last night in paramus. police closed a section of route 17 as part of the investigation and reopened it at midnight. still not clear what led to a crash in new jersey that killed three people and injured two others. police say they don't no why an suv going south on route 9 in old bridge crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a sedan. the suv driver died. two people in the sedan died and two were seriously injured. route 9 was closed in both directions for most of yesterday afternoon. time is 5:06. newark is preparing to test 17,000 students for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water. schools are now using bottled
cooking, but children may have already been exposed. eyewitness news reporter darla miles live in newark with the story for us. darla. >>reporter: good morning, ken. no timetable for that testing has been set, but we do know that the younger students will be the first to be tested for lead poisoning. that's about 2,000 students from those early childhood learning centers on the list of 30 schools that tested positive for elevated levels of lead. once that testing is completed, then the remaining students will be tested, lead testing sites will be set up at the other schools for older students. and while the city works on a long-term solution, mayor ross peracha is asking each person who lives here in newark to donate two cases of bottled water to the district. >> we don't want to send our children bottled water for the next 20 years and we don't want filters on our water sites. >>reporter: now, while these lead testing sites are yet to be set up and those dates are yet to be determined, we know
their children to private doctors for lead testing. but at this point no positive lead poisoning result has been reported to the city. reporting live in newark, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, darla, thank you. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and we go back to meteorologist bill evans. >> here we go. we've got sunshine coming your way today, unlike yesterday which was a cloudy day. we do have clear to partly cloudy skies this morning, as we look from our camera at 4 times square looking south. you can see it's 49 degrees there on the beautiful circle seven meatball. we're going to be looking at 49 degrees to start the day and partly cloudy skies. we're looking at a calm wind. so we got some very nice weather with this day starting out. now, we've got some showers to our west. see, they're right here in the ohio valley. the sun will work with this front, and that will give us a couple of showers late in the day and this evening as that front comes in. much of our day, sun and clouds today, the high is 53 to 57 by 1:00. we get to 59 or 62 tapping out
this afternoon. at the bus stop, kiddos, a little cool and crisp this morning, but otherwise sunshine after school and 62 degrees. the rain comes in towards the end of the evening commute. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. how's it going out there, heather? >>reporter: new jersey turnpike, newark bay extension right behind me. this is before you get to the holland tunnel. once you get to the holland tunnel, you're okay on your new jersey turnpike approach. let's go over to our maps. we'll talk to you about what's going on in hoboken. we have first street closed between grand street and willow avenue and clinton street remains closed down between newark street and first street. this is because of that ongoing water main break. we have new jersey transit running on or close to schedule, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. subway service is also running on or close. and you have a minor delay at the george washington bridge, the lincoln and the holland, all of that construction has been cleaned up. now, if you are going to the covered roadway which takes you to and from the holland tunnel, that remains closed between tonale avenue and jersey avenue and that is because of construction. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today.
>> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a milestone celebrated at the south street seaport in the road to recovery following superstorm sandy nearly four years ago. imagine subway service shutting down completely all across the city. well, that's the reality in the
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time is 5:12. breaking now in pakistan, 15 people are dead, nearly 40 wounded after a bomb exploded on a bus that was carrying government employees. the explosion ripped through the bus at a busy intersection. there were school and -- neerp a school and police station in peshawar. police say the bomb was planted under a seat with a timing device which triggered the explosion.
5:12. and they're expecting commuter chaos today in the nation's capital, the danger of fire in the metro system in the system is so real that the system shut down at midnight for 29 hours of safety inspections. the emergency checkup for more than 600 jumper cables follows a fire on the tracks that caused huge delays on monday. there was a dollar electrical fire last year that proved deadly. >> they should do this on saturday where nobody has to work because they're going to mess up everybody's commute tomorrow. >> i need metro a lot. so, i mean, if i can't get metro tomorrow, i won't be able to make it to work. >> the metro won't reopen until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. the federal government is taking some of the pressure off washington's traffic-choked highways by allowing its employees to either take the day off or telecommute. >> they have a beautiful metro system. their subway system is clean in washington. i was shocked. i've only ridden it twice, and i couldn't believe how clean it was.
>> you lived there, but i only visited. 5:13 and meteorologist bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> it's a lot smaller. they clean it everyday. >> you could do it with two brooms. >> my son rides it everyday. i get e-mails all morning long about needing money for uber rides all day. >> right? he must know my child too. >> well, could you get them together, we can uber together, please? cheaper for the beau of us in the long run down there. here we go. we're looking down the jersey shore here, all the way down to chesapeake bay, well, actually, point pleasant. we can see a long distance this morning, about 22 miles here with this visibility. the temperature 49, the humidity 77%, the winds are calm and the pressure has been steady at 29.83. yesterday's high was 57. we had more clouds during the time of peak heating. the sun came out really nicely late in the day. we had a beautiful sunset, but peak heating is around 3:00, 57 degrees. but today we're going to get up there and it's going to be warm today in the low 60s because we'll have more in the way of sunshine today.
this afternoon, and, actually, through friday afternoon. above-average temperatures the next couple of days, but below normal this weekend as we end winter and head towards spring, and springs' arrival is on sunday. might get spoiled by a little rain and even some wet snow mixed in at night sunday night. 41 around brookhaven, 35 west hampton, always a chilly spot when you have a sandy soil and a clear sky. 43 in belmar, 43 wrightstown, 50 up to the north. calm wind, clear to partly cloudy sky, nice start to the day. just wanted to check visibilities because we were expecting a little fog to form overnight. there it is, bell mar.80. toms river half mile and.80- mile visibility here in morristown, so the fog has formed. it could pop up in and around this morning, just be aware of that, in the car and making the commute this morning. otherwise should be okay. i don't think it's going to slow things down at the airports. so what we're going to be looking at here is the front sliding eastward. not much going on with it right now. it'll bring a scattered shower to us late in the day.
clouds and 62 degrees. tonight couple of passing showers, partly cloudy overnight 48. tomorrow sun and clouds and mild with a passing shower late in the day tomorrow on st. patrick's day. and much of the day is drievment look how mile it is, 65 degrees. at the start of the parade, it should be about 55 degrees. so it should be really nice starting the parade with sunshine, very nice as they come up fifth avenue and then late in the day there might be a sprinkle or two, a little irish kill arne mountain shower -- killarney mountain shower. >> they do it on the clovers. >> it never hurt anybody. >> it's a bletion. >> a nice thing. heather o'rourke with a name that's actually welsh, right? >>reporter: i'm irish, welsh and italian. >> we'll just choose the irish for the day. >>reporter: tomorrow i'm irish. 100% irish for tomorrow. [ laughter ] >>reporter: springbrook parkway northbound side right near 287 known as the cross westchester expressway, you do have that accident, that accident being cleared away.
on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all running or close. hoboken, first street closed between grand street and willow avenue. clinton street closed between newark street and first street, all because of that water main break. we do have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 5:17. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, hundreds of dollars in donations meant to help kids with cancer stolen by a thief in brooklyn. it's all caught on camera. do you recognize that guy? and sales are sliding at chipolte. the company still trying to recover from several food scares.
it's 5:20. and this morning police hope you can help them find a guy who literally took money from sick children. take a look at this video. watch the man in the red hoodie. he's standing at a bagel shop counter in borough park, brooklyn. all of a sudden he slip a donation box under his shirt, waits a few moments then walks away. that money, it's meant for children with cancer. a full box can hold about $800. >> to see something like this, to see a man stealing money from sick children is crossing a red line.
donation box is now chained to the counter. anyone with information is asked to call police. it's a step on -- modest step on the road to recovery, but the southport museum reopens today with a new show. the entire seaport was ravaged by superstorm sandy with many businesses there submerged under seven to eight feet of water. rebuilding the seaport has already cost $1.7 billion and pier 17 is still being rebuilt. it's 5:21. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, just kind of looking at things here on the radar. there's a front here to our west, a couple of showers out ahead of that, warm air surging up in and through the area. so we're going to be seeing these showers get here late in the day today. so kiddos, after school today, we got sunshine, 62 degrees, going to be a nice start to the day. we're going to be looking at a fair amount of sunshine. we are going to be looking at some great weather for the
when the parade steps off, warming into the low, maybe even mid- mid-60s before a couple of showers come before the end of the parade. we're going to talk about some very chilly weather coming up for the weekend as we end winter and head towards spring in your accuweather seven-day forecast. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. heather, you are ready for tomorrow? >>reporter: i am so ready for tomorrow >> this pot of gold is waiting for you. >>reporter: the pot of gold there, yes. it's magically delicious. springbrook parkway northbound side right near 287 you have that accident. you have new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close. minor delays across the board at our hudson river crossings. no major problems there. hoboken first street closed between grant street and willow avenue, clinton street closed between newark street and first street, all because of this ongoing water main break. so you can expect a lot of detours as you go through that spot. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. 5:23.
5:26. on the money this morning, and asian markets finished lower overnight. >> japan's nikkei and hong kong's hang seng were both down this morning. on wall street the dow starts day up 22 points at 17,251. nasdaq and a s&p begin slightly lower. and right now futures point to a higher open. well, chipolte has been giving away free burritos across the country, but even the offer of free food has not led to a boost in sales. >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson have this morning's business headlines. >>reporter: good morning. topping "america's money," a queasy feeling for chipolte investors. >> the chain is warning that it's likely to post its first quarterly loss. sales were off 26% last month. >> customers have been slow to return to chipolte after several food-related illness outbreaks. and as of today, the obama administration has all but removed restrictions on travel to cuba and opened the door to cuban athletes playing major league baseball without having to defect.
americans, they can now buy cuban cigars and rum overseas and bring them back here. >> and disney, our parent company says there will be a fifth "indiana jones" movie. >> and, yes, harrison ford will be back at indy and steven spielberg will direct. >> the movies have earned nearly $2 billion at the box office. a new one will debut in july of 2019, a week after harrison ford turns 77 >> that's "america's money." >> have a great day >> harrison ford still looks awesome. he's still going to do great. if you can't make it to washington for the cherry blossom festival, try stucks stucks. it's out today with a new cherry frach chino. it's available -- frappuccino. >> it looks refreshing. coming up in our next half hour, the one state that has yet to be decided following tuesday's key primaries. something dangerous may be lurking in the water at newark's schools. now thousands of students have to undergo testing.
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delicious. with more great nutrition. and 25% less saturated fat. only eggland's best. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. we have new numbers this morning in the race for president with primaries held in five states, but one race is still too close to call right now. thousands of newark students will be tested for lead poisoning after the discovery of the toxin in the drinking water at nearly half the schools in the school district. we are live with important information parents need to know. and a woman and child are injured after police chase that began in the bronx and then came to a crashing end in westchester county. good morning. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's wednesday, march 16th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans.
good morning, ken and heather. good morning, everybody. a day where we start out with just some high clouds to clear skies. got a lot of sunshine, beautiful sunrise on the way after 7:00. we're at 49 degrees right now, as we look all the way down to staten island, verrazano bridge and great kills bay. really down to sandy hook, new jersey. 36 around hanover, 41 around mont claire. we're looking at numbers very mild to start the day. we should be around 35 in the five boroughs and 30 north and west to 25 well north and west. so we're looking at some numbers that are starting out mild. sunshine and 50 at 8:00, 60 to 62 this afternoon. and we might have a sprinkle as we get closer to sunset this evening. so a very nice, mild day today. we're going to talk about tomorrow and st. patrick's day tomorrow. heather drove the snakes out of new jersey. >>reporter: i did right before i got here. springbrook parkway going northbound right near route 287 -- they all landed on my windshield, an earlier accident has been cleared away from that
new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running or close. we have a minor delay george washington bridge, lincoln and holland, they are all doing just fine. hoboken, we still have this closure first street closed between grand street and willow avenue. clinton street is also closed down between newark street and first street. this is a water main break that's ongoing. keep that one in mind. so if you are cruising around hoboken, you're going to have to be detoured around that spot. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you very much. it is 5:31. now this morning the presidential frontrunners have cemented their status after voters had their say in several battleground states. but still no candidate has secured enough delegates to win their party's nomination. >> and for the democrats hillary clinton won florida, ohio, illinois and north carolina. missouri has yet to be called. for the republicans, florida, illinois, north carolina went to donald trump with john kasich winning his home state
missouri also undecided. >> eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is breaking down the results. she is live in times square. good morning, mallory. >>reporter: ken, lori, good morning to you. it was a big night for hillary clinton, it was also a big night for donald trump, but that loss in ohio could come with consequences. >> so if you've been waiting for the right moment, now's the time to come join us. >>reporter: super tuesday was super satisfying for hillary clinton. she won florida, illinois, north carolina, then ohio with the final results in missouri ticking in early this morning. still too close to call. >> we started this campaign at 3% in the national polls. we have come a long way in 10 months. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the spirit to hang on finally faded for marco rubio. he lost big time to donald
defeat that drove rubio out of the presidential race. >> i just want you to know there's nothing more you could have done. you worked as hard as anyone worked. i want you to know we worked as hard as we ever could. america is in the middle of a real political storm, a real tsunami, and we should have seen this coming. >>reporter: governor john kasich won his home state of ohio. he grabbed all 66 delegates there, a win that could ultimately push donald trump to a brokered convention. >> you better believe it's about america, about pulling us together, not pulling us apart. it is about usa, exactly. >>reporter: ignoring kasich, ted cruz says rubio's departure makes this a one-to-one battle with donald trump. >> and after tonight america now has a clear choice going forward. >>reporter: donald trump says that choice will be him. >> we're going to go forward, and we're going to win, but more importantly we're going to win for the country. we're going to win, win, win. >>reporter: the sanders camp is staying positive.
live in times square, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, mallory. and even with missouri too close to call, it was a big night for hillary clinton. she tweeted her thanks to "everyone volunteer, supporter and donor" who worked their heart out. let's do this, she wrote. and even though ohio is the only win for its governor john kasich, he tweeted, calling his win a game changer and he urged republicans to march on and join his fight for the nomination. well, president obama is expected to challenge republicans in the u.s. senate today and nominate a federal judge to replace the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. according to cnn and reuters news service, the president is likely to announce either sri srinivasan or judge merrick garland as his pick for the supreme court justice. republicans have promised, though, to oppose anyone president obama nominates in his remaining 10 months in office. 5:35. a police chase that started in the bronx ended at the city
didn't stop until a spectacular crash in mount vernon. that crash happened three blocks after the nypd gave up its pursuit. the speeding car slammed into a row of parked vehicles across playing. the driver and front seat passenger were shaken, a woman was holding a child in the back seat. belts. she is now in critical condition with head injuries. amazingly, that child only suffered bumps and bruises. >> a lot of commotion and everything, a lot of people running around, trying to get the baby and the lady out of the car. >> it's a critical, grave situation, and we're very thankful that the baby that was in the back seat is not injured. >> well, the driver and front seat passenger are now in police custody while that injured passenger remains at ja kobe medical center. 5:35, and funeral services will be held today in new jersey for the second of two teenagers killed by a speeding driver. services for brian rodriguez will be held in union city. rodriguez and noah herrera were
a car jumped a curb in northbergen and hit them. police say 23-year-old eric patterson was driving nearly 75 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone when he hit them. authorities charged a mother in brooklyn with the murder and the drowning death of her 2-year-old daughter. melody phang drowned in a bathtub in her home in sunset park on sun. medical examiner ruled the death a homicide yesterday afternoon and police arrested her mother, lin li a short time later. authorities placed the victim's 4-year-old brother with children services after they found him with bruises on his neck. time now is 5:36. worried parents are urged to remain calm after lead was discovered in the drinking water at nearly half of the schools in the newark school district. now that city is preparing to begin testing children for lead poisoning. eyewitness news reporter da darla miles live -- reporter darla miles live in newark with darla. >>reporter: ken, we are at two of the schools that tested positive for these elevated
american history high school and the samuel berlaunder school with students at the samuel berlaunder school to be tested first. that is because the city has decided it is important to test the younger students first. that's about 2,000 toddlers from the early childhood learning centers on that list of 30 newark schools that tested positive for elevated levels of lead. now, the state will be conducting this testing. that's the state department of health and the state department of environmental protection, they're going to be leading the way. but at this point it is unclear exactly how long these schools have had elevated levels of lead. >> we don't want to send our children bottled water for the next 20 years and we don't want filters on our water sites. >>reporter: now, at this point while the school district has determined which students will be tested first, that timetable has not been set. reporting live in newark, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, darla, thank you. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather
bill evans break. break it down for us. >> here we go. it's going to be a morning of sunshine. we have a pretty sunrise coming up in an hour and a half and we'll have a nice day today, much of the day very mild temperatures. we're starting out with mild temperatures. we're at 49 degrees. 35. so we are warm and we've had a charmed winter that is closing down this week and sunday officially begins springtime. we got a good visibility here beyond. skies this morning partly cloudy. these little gray clouds you see our lower clouz, the darker gray shades here, the whiter clouds, the higher clouds -- are the higher clouz. along this front there be could a shower or two late in the day. by the time we get to 9:00, it's still around 49, 50 degrees, noontime 55. 59 to 62 this afternoon. going to be a great day with a temperature averaging 12 degrees warmer than normal. at the bus stop, here are the lugnuts and they'll be there waiting for you at the crosswalk an the bus stop.
after school they'll still be there wanting a handout. maybe you give them a peanut butter and jelly sandwich >> five bucks. >>reporter: some of us can't have peanut butter. right? >> maybe some almond butter. >>reporter: some of us can't have that either. >> what about meatloaf? can you have a mystery meat from school? >>reporter: that works. let's go over here. the tappen zee bridge is moving very well. let's go over to the maps and talk to you what's happening here as you go onto route 287, coming off the tappen zee bridge heading eastbound. the ramp to exit 5 you have an accident. ashford accident the ramp to the northbound side of the saw mill river parkway, that ramp is closed down for construction. subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all doing just fine. on or close as far as our mass transit. you are doing great if you want to go to the hudson river crossings coming outbound no major issues to report at this time. hoboken, you still have this closure first street closed down between grand street and willow avenue. clinton street is closed between newark street and first
that ongoing water main break. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 5:40. and still ahead and new this morning, police are looking for two men who attacked a man in front of a midtown restaurant in an apparent bias assault. the new video police want you to see. first, in the fight
5:42. welcome back. new this morning police want your help in catching two men who broke another man's nose in an apparent bias attack. take a look at the suspects. this happened early last tuesday morning in hells kitchen. police say the victim was trying to hail a cab in front of a 9th avenue restaurant. when he got into an argument with the suspects. one of them yelled -- or punched the man, rather, and yelled a hobophobic slur at him. the victim was treated at a
also new this morning, cuba is reporting its first case of zika virus transmitted inside the country. now, this ends cuba's status as one of the last nations to report domestic cases of the disease now blamed for so many birth defects. a 21-year-old patient tested positive for ika on monday and she had not traveled outside of cuba. she's now hospitalized with headaches, fatigue and other symptoms. 5:43. caught on camera, tornado clouds brewing in western illinois. this is swrood from good hope. that's -- video from good hope, about 40 miles from the iowa border. a twister touched down and brought hail the size of golf balls with it. 20 counties were under a tornado watch when the funnel touched down. no reports of injuries. this is some of the damage left behind from the weather system. the twister ripped walls off barns and caused some other damage. a high wind watch is in place today in parts of northern illinois. wind gusts in some areas could top out at 60 miles an hour. 5:43.
bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> well, good morning, everyone. here we go. we take a look at the chrysler building this morning, brought to you by dodge chrysler where today, like any day, is a good day to buy -- >> a new car. >> why, thank you, heather. here we go this morning, we take a look across the east river, right across -- right across from roosevelt -- he goes it's time. it's time for this shot. we take a look down the east river this morning. we're looking at what's going to be a little fog here at the base of the triborough bridge, down the east river, that's 1 world trade. 49 degrees right now, the humidity 77%, that's moderate. the winds are calm and the pressure 29.83. that's a little unstable. normally about 30.00 is our mark of fair weather. so our normal high is 50, normal overnight low is 35. we're already at 49 to start the day and we'll have a pretty sunrise coming up at 7:05. passing shower possible this afternoon later in the day and
above average temperatures around 62 and 65 today and tomorrow, but this weekend we're going to fall below normal to start spring. we got a storm on sunday that could give us some rain and maybe some wet snow that could kien of stall spring's arrival for -- kind of stall spring's arrival for a day. 37 in montclair is 47. 43 around belmar, 43 white plains into rockland county. these numbers way warm. winds are calm. really kind of a nice start to the day, jacket, sweater and you're in good shape. a little bit of low visibility down the jersey shore, half mile belmar and right around morristown. that's with a little fog popping up this morning. but it's from the warm air that is surging up and over us here this morning. off to our west, warm front here, cold front here, this is the storm that brought that tornadic activity to illinois last night. it's now pushing up through the great lakes, this trailing front, you can call it a wave, if you like. that could bring us a shower later today. our futurecast is showing that taking place after lunchtime
60 degrees. so you see at 5:00 we're still in the low 60s here, 64 poughkeepsie. here comes the showers for this evening and tonight passing on by. then tomorrow we start off with sunshine, great weather to start the st. patrick's day parade at 11:00. we're looking at sunshine. even at 2:00 around the five boroughs for the parade, and you see here in manhattan, of course, you're coming up fifth avenue, but the temperature 62 to 65, mild, and a passing shower toward the end of the parade. we're going to be looking at sunshine returning and a little cooler weather as we go into friday, but it will be sunny with temperatures near normal. warm gear today at the bus stop, kiddos. after school it's 62, we got breaks of sun and clouds. it's mild, i give it a "b" for bright. then clouds after some sun this morning, passing shower late today, 62, it's 12 degrees warmer than normal. a passing shower tonight an then partly cloudy overnight. sunny and clouds again tomorrow, it's mild, and then we got that passing shower that's late in the day at 65. all right. as we go into tomorrow, we've got some very nice weather for the parade.
going to be sunshine, and the tipoff -- i should say when the parade steps off, it's 55 degrees, about 62 to 65 in the afternoon toward the end of the parade that passing shower is going to be possible. then we're looking at some temperatures that are going to be much cooler as we get into the weekend. but they're going to be normal next week for the first week of spring. it's just that sunday afternoon, sunday night we could have some rain mixed with some wet snow, just be aware of that. >> what? >> rain west of us possible. it's like a 30% to a 50% chance if you want to throw a percentage number on it. so, you know -- >> did mother nature not get the word, that spring starts sunday? >> well, see, mother nature doesn't care about cals. the calendar says that, you know, the sun and the planets and all that, you know, the earth, it says that. >> heather, i'm very upset now. >>reporter: it's okay, ken. it'll be all right >> it's just one evening. >>reporter: yeah, don't worry about it.
thruway right in seffern doing just fine, no major issues here. then as you go onto playland parkway, new england thruway right near playland parkway, you can see that's doing just fine. and then taking a look at route 287 as you come into exit 5, you can see that 287 is doing okay, but we do have that problem cleared 287 east ramp to exit 5. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the american student detained in north korea learns his brutal sentence for a petty theft. plus the adorable rescue by the nypd where these little
and new this morning north korea's highest court sentenced a visiting american college student to 15 years of hard labor in prison. otto warmbier, a 21-year-old university of virginia undergraduate was convicted and sentenced in one hour. he was arrested back in january for trying to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel. warmbier says he wanted the banner as a trophy for a friend's mother. a medivac flight with one patient aboard crash landed at the van nuys airport. the fixed wings plane land on its belly last night with the los angeles fire department waiting along the edge of the runway. five people were abother. fortunately nobody got hurt and the patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital right after that landing. it's 5:51. and a hiker made a stunning discovery in israel. lori reman found this 2,000-
about two weeks ago. it's so rare that only one other has ever been discovered. a 24-caret gold coin was part of a series of nostalgic coins emperor john had minted and ruled to roman emperors who ruled before him. the coin, what she first thought was a toy is at a museum in scwraryz. jerusalem. >> a toy, probably worth a fortune. some brooklyn officers are talking adoption after they saved a full suitcase full of kittens. the suitcase was thrown over a wall into a a parking lot last week. when police arrived from the 90th precinct, they found the kittens starving and injury. the cats were taken to the brooklyn animal resource coalition where six of them were able to survive. you could see these kittens are a big hit and they're headed to new homes. all right. it is 5:52. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the partnership formed ahead of st. patrick's day on long island in an effort
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. it's 5:55. i'm meteorologist bill evans. well, there's a wave to our west of warm air surging up and a front to our west with a few showers. so that is coming our way today. and, of course, that is why you hear that march is like a lion because we got mild, warm air coming our way today and tomorrow, but as we get to saturday and sunday, koarl air is gg to come down, a low -- is going to come down, a low from the gulf comes up, and that could give us some cold rain and wet snow for sunday evening into sunday night. next seven hours temperature warms by 58 by noontime. starting out mild, into the low 60s this afternoon before a few showers get here. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. what do you got going on right now? >>reporter: behind me you can see route 287 right near 684
let's go over to our maps. as you head eastbound on route 287, that ramp to exit 5, an earlier accident, the accident has been cleared away. ashford avenue, the ramp to the saw mill river parkway northbound, we do have that construction there. so it's blocking the ramp. subway service is running on or close to schedule. no major problems new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north and street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. 5:56. and nassau county bars and restaurants are teaming up to prevent drunk driving. today officials will announce a patrick's day to any customer who wants one. the goal of the bar and restaurant owners is, of course, to stop people who are drinking on the holiday from driving while intoxicated. >> smart idea. all right. it is 5:56. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, hillary clinton and donald trump have reason to celebrate this morning. they both captured several huge wins in the latest round of primaries. but one state that is still undecided could spell defeat. we're live in washington following the votes.
nation's capital, commuting chaos this morning after a complete shutdown of the metro transit system. a heartless thief caught redhanded caught stealing money meant for sick children. and finally it's going to feel more like spring as we close out winter. meteorologist bill evans will have your exclusive accuweather forecast for this wednesday morning. keep it right here on abc 7. good morning, this is your captain speaking. it's a beautiful day with sunny skies
election in november. >> racking up the wins. hillary clinton marching a little closer and closer to the democratic nomination after a near sweep in key states. but it is not settled yet, especially for the republican frontrunner. new this morning, a teen girl sexually assaulted at a local supermarket. and parents in newark will get some answers today about what's being done to keep students safe from lead contamination at dozens of schools. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. today is wednesday, march 16th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> well, here is your 6:00 temperature to start your day. we're at 49 degrees. we're going to be looking at a beautiful sunrise in an hour from right now, and we're going to be looking at a comfortable morning. normal overnight low is about 35. we're at 42 in northport and massapequa and hauppauge is 40. and east hampton is 43. we're at 36 tom river. that's the cold spot there with