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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
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and a clear sky and a calm wind. temperature drops off there. 8:00 temperature we're back to 50 at noontime, 58 and 62 this afternoon and after about 4:00 we could have a scattered shower and into the evening hours. we're going to talk about the parade tomorrow, the st. patrick's day parade. heather may the road rise up to meet you. >>reporter: let's go over here. i love when you refer to the roads when you throw to me, right? let's talk about the 4 trains, ems activity at kings bridge have been cleared away. so that's good news for you. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close as well. a minor delay at the george washington bridge. we're starting to build at the lincoln an the holland, about five minutes there. then as you go over here, checking out 287 eastbound, the ramp to exit 5, we had that earlier accident. ashford avenue ramp to the saw mill river parkway northbound, construction is blocking that ramp. here's a look at the new jersey turnpike right in front of newark airport. not a bad ride for you at all as you head there. hoboken, first street closed between grand street and willow avenue.
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down between newark street and first street. this is 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. >> heather, thank you. it's 6:02. this morning super tuesday part 3 is in the books and this wild roller coaster of a primary season has claimed another republican candidate. >> the freshman senator from florida failed to carry the sunshine state. he only captured his home county of miami-dade. what a night ohio governor john kasich is, delivering a resounding victory in the buckeye state and earning all 66 delegates >> but kasich and senator ted cruz are still well behind donald trump, even with one contest yet to be decided. votes are still being counted in missouri's primary for both the republicans and the democrats. >> abc's lana zak is in washington with a look at where things stand now, lana. >>reporter: good morning, lori and ken. momentum is back on the side of hillary clinton. according to abc's exit polls,
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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 are telling the truth. >>reporter: on the republican side donald trump building on his momentum with several wins, 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 and secure the republican nomination. >>reporter: the other home state win wasn't there. marco rubio dropping out after being trounced by donald trump in florida.
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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. [ applause ] >>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: and if it does in fact come to a contested convention, according to republican rules, only a candidate that has won four states is eligible to be considered. that means that as of right now only ted cruz and donald trump have qualified. reporting live from washington, lana zak, channel 7 eyewitness news >> lana, thank you. with one state still undecided at this hour, you'll want to stay with eyewitness news and abc news. you can head to our website,
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complete wrapup of last night's races. in other news, and closer to home, the nypd is looking for suspects after two men were attacked in the east village. surveillance pictures show that four men who police want to talk to, two men in their 20s were punched and hit with bottles on east 11th street near third avenue in the early morning hours of last friday. they both suffered fractures to their faces. one had a broken jaw and needed stitches. nothing was stolen, though, from the victims. new this morning, we have images of a man wanted for groping a teenager in a bronx grocery store. police say that he forced himself on a 16-year-old girl inside a locker room at a stop and shop on east 174th street in crotona last monday afternoon. after she was grabbed, the teenager screamed an then the suspect ran off. 6:05. today there are funerals for two of the men on the tugboat that sank after hit ago barge on the hudson river over the -- hitting a barge on the hudson river over the weekend.
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amon begin this morning in forked river, new jersey. the funeral for 29-year-old timothy conklin starts at the same time. both were on board the specialist when it went down saturday mere the tappen zee bridge. the body of a third victim, 56- year-old harry hernandez has still not been recovered. we should learn the names today of three people who died in a violent head-on crash in jersey. an suv going south on route 9 in old bridge crossed into the northbound lanes yesterday afternoon, slamming into a sedan. the driver of that suv, a man from howell township was killed. the woman in the sedan and one passenger also died. two other women in that other car were take tone robert wood johnson hospital with serious injuries. 6:06. today new jersey state officials will lay out their plans to test thousands of school children in newark for possible lead exposure. elevated levels were found at 30 schools, forcing students to avoid drinking fountains and use bottled water instead.
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miles is live now in newark.
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>>reporter: good morning again, lori. the state department of environmental protection will finalize and lay out its plan today for that lead testing, as you mentioned. we do know that the younger students will be tested first for lead poisoning. that's about 2,000 students from the 30 schools in the early childhood learning centers on those list of schools that tested positive for elevated levels of lead. after those younger students will be tested first, then lead testing sites will be set up at other schools to test the older students for lead poisoning, and while the city works for a long-term solution to this infrastructure issue, mayor ras baracka is asking each person who lives here in newark to donate two cases of bottled water to the district. >> we need strong legislators and groups around the state to demand that even if we're going to risk our own lives for politics, we shouldn't risk our children's lives. [ applause ] >> 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: so of the 67 schools combined here in the district, the state plans to test all 67 schools, every faucet, every drinking fountain, every food preparation area and that testing is set to begin this week. 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 bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> oh, what a beautiful morning it is. we're looking from our camera here across the park, across fifth avenue, central park, out to the east, all the way out to long island. we got a beautiful sunrise on the way today. we're going to be looking at that sunup just after 7:00 and we're going to be looking at partly cloudy to clear skies, as we look from our camera here in brooklyn to around bowling green and wall street. 49 degrees. we should be at about 35. so we're warm to start. we got clear skies. back to our west there's a couple of showers. those will come in this evening and tonight. i think they kind of hold off
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and before we get to that, we'll have a temperature of 51 at 10:00, 55 noon to about 62 this afternoon before a few of these passing showers get here toward the evening commute and into tonight. so after school today, kids, it's great, a jacket and sweater you need this morning at the bus stop, but after school get outside, sunny and mild, great for after-school sports. you might have a late day sprinkle that you run into. we're going to talk about weather for the parade tomorrow for st. patrick's day. heather is looking at a busy roadway there. let me venture to say that that's the southern state parkway. >>reporter: that was a very good guess. >> that's not it? >>reporter: no. this is the approach to the holland tunnel. so you can see delays coming off of your 1 and 9 approach. this is your new jersey turnpike approach. getting into the holland tunnel, it looks like it's horrible, but as we go over to our maps, i can tell you that the inbound holland tunnel is about five minutes getting into the tolls. the lincoln is five minutes, the george washington bridge a minor delay. here is the george washington bridge coming across the span, left to right the inbound side.
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there. but then we have route 9 south at mid hudson bridge, tractor- trailer accident, so the ramp to the bridge is closed. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. well, commuters in washington d.c. preparing for a nightmare today. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the extreme measures leading to a full-day shutdown. also ahead in our next half hour, a woman critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in new jersey. what we know about the vehicle police want to find. and tornado warnings in the midwest.
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they're face ago nightmare commute this morning in washington. the danger of fire in the city's metro system is so real the system shut down at midnight for 29 hours of safety inspections. emergency checkup for more than 600 jumper cables follows a fire on the tracks that caused huge delays on monday. now, there was a similar electrical fire, you'll remember, last year that prove 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. >> well, the metro won't reopen until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. the federal government is taking some of the pressure off
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highways by allowing its employees to either take the day off or telecommute. 6:14. it's been said the customer is always right. we have video of a brooklyn bagel shop patron who was very wrong. police want your help in finding the guy that we're going to show you here in the red hoodie. he grabs a donation box that's sitting right there out on the counter. get this. the money in that donation box is meant for children with cancer. the man slips it under his shirt, waits a minute and then walks out. a full box can hold nearly $800. the owner of the borough park store is still stunned. >> to see something like this, to see a man stealing money from sick children is crossing a red line. >> since that crime the donation box now has to be chained to the counter. imagine that. ed sad. it's 6:14. and time to get a check on your accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans live outside our studios on the
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>> feels nice out here this morning. hardly any wind, got a calm wind, clear skies, cool and crisp around the five boroughs burks we have the heat island effect in manhattan. and in the suburbs a jacket or sweater to start your day. it's going to feel pretty good day. a nice spring day here at the end of winter headed your way with warmer-than-normal temperatures. here we go. hey, you're out walking the dog this morning, it's going to be clear to partly cloudy skies this morning, an we're going to be looking at a morning where we start out with these temperatures that are going to be around 50 degrees. so this temperatures right around 50, that's about 14 degrees already warmer than normal for this time of the year for this hour of the day. so we'll be looking at record high temperatures today that will start out right around, you know, there in the upper 60s. we're not go to get to that today. we're looking at a temperature of 39 right around brookhaven, 33 around west hampton, 43 out toward the eastern end. so we're looking at 43 at belmar, 43 around wrightstown. we got a calm wind this morning. we're going to be looking at this light wind, kind of makes
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so clouds are off to our west. we'll have a nice sunrise, and there you see a couple of showers in western pennsylvania with a warm front, there's a trailing cold front with that. that will slide eastward today, gives us some passing shower possibilities later on today. you'll see it in our futurecast. by the time we get to 10:00, we're slowly creeping into the mid-50s by lunchtime. and this afternoon we get just past 60 degrees deurling the the afternoon and here comes the sprinkles during the evening commute and overnight, and they're gone overnight. now, our guidance tomorrow morning is going to show we'll start out with sunshine and temperatures around 50. great weather for the start of the parade. you see by 2:00, 3:00, we get a few isolated showers. they actually might miss the parade, but it looks like a few might hit the city around 5:00, 6:00, 7:00. so toward the end of the parade a couple of showers and then we'll clear out and some much cooler air is going to be coming in for friday. after school today, we got sun and clouds, kids, 62 degrees. that's 12 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. so get outside after school.
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around 4:00, 5:00, and then tonight a couple of passing showers and partly cloudy overnight, low 48. tomorrow we start with sunshine on st. patrick's day. we get some clouds in the afternoon, we start the parade with a temperature of 55 degrees at 11:00, warming to 65 in the afternoon. and there'll be a passing shower or two late. and there you see we've got 51 on friday, saturday the best day of the weekend, but it's a chilly 48 degrees. temperatures below normal to end winter. spring begins on sunday with a mix of some rain and snow sunday night, but temperatures next week with sunshine right at normal. so there you go. some very nice weather for today and tomorrow. mild weather today, chilly weather this weekend. good morning. come on by. welcome to the upper west side. good morning. you got school today? >> no. we're on vacation. >> very good. just doing my job. >> yes, you are. >> an officer here. i'm on the case. >> thank you, bill. over to heather with a look at the commute. >>reporter: i have to say it
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it feels a little quiet this morning. shh. f trains signal problems at neptune avenue. expect some uptown delays. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. minor delays george washington bridge, 10 minutes at the lincoln and the holland tunnel coming inbound. you can see this is your approach coming off the new jersey turnpike eastern spur onto 495 going eastbound. traffic is moving just fine. hoboken, you still have those closures because of the water main break first street, clinton street still dealing with those closures. and we have this problem in poughkeepsie. 9 south of the mid hudson bridge a tractor-trailer accident. in fact, the tractor-trailer is hung up on the divider, off on the side of the roadway, so the ramp to the bridge to the mid hudson bridge is closed down as a result. now, we're also taking a look at ashford avenue, the ramp to the saw mill river parkway northbound, construction blocks that ramp. let's take a look at a couple of cameras here. we'll talk about the long island expressway right near the cross island parkway. you can see that delay building up there. and then as you go onto the northern state parkway, looks
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go through that spot. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right. heather, thank you. and firefighters are on the scene of a car fire on the upper east side. >> straight to john del gorno in newscopter 7. john. >>reporter: hey, good morning, ken and lori. this is a minor traffic problem here and it looks like the car fire has been extinguished. we're on 88th street just off of first avenue here just east of first avenue. you can see the fire department on the scene there and that fire engineer that's pouring the water down in the street. the car that was on fire is off on the rtdz. it's tough -- on the rtdz. it's tough -- on the right side. it's tough to make out in the dark, but the car fire has been extinguished. what you need to know if you're traveling through the area, 88th is shut down just east of first avenue. first avenue itself, that's got all lanes opened, as heather mentioned earlier. volume is a little bit light today. we're live up over the east side, john del gorno, channel 7 eyewitness news >> thank you, john. it's 6:19. coming up chipolte's e. coli outbreak having a serious impact on the company's bottom line. and it's not everyday that
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am on the money thorn, the the federal reserve -- this morning, the federal reserve will wrap up its latest policy meeting today and the fed will wait and see whether the economy warrants another interest rate hike. and we'll see how the markets react to the fed's decision. right now u.s. stock futures are mostly flat, the dow starts the day at 17,251. and overseas japan's nikkei lost about 1%, hong kong's hang seng finished lower as well. well, chipolte recovering from another stomach hit-and- run churning financial month. feb -- stomach-churning financial month. two e. coli outbreaks were connected to the restaurant that affected 60 people in 14 state, including one person in new york.
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its second nor exwroevirus scare since october in the boston area. dr. jones is coming back for another adventure. harrison ford will reprise the iconic role of "indiana jones" alongside steven spielberg who directed the previous four films in the series. the as-yet, untitled sequel is expected to be released in the summer of 2019. it's 6:24. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> you think he still runs fast enough that he can outrun the giant ball coming down the tunnel? >> of course he can. >> of course he can. here we go. we look to our west, scattered showers here. we're keeping an eye some of those. those might actually come in here later on today. we'll keep an eye on those. temperatures are mild for this hour of the day. we should be starting the day around 35. we're starting the day around 49. 49 around newark, elizabeth and staten island. we got a little wind which helps. taking the ferry ride, you got a great ride and a great sunrise on the way today which will be great. we're going to be looking at mild air pouring in here
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get a big cooldown and it gets cold on sunday with some rain, and that's to kick off spring. we'll talk more about that coming up. heather is looking at your commute. how's it going out there? >>reporter: i found an accident. >> oh. >>reporter: it's on the garden state parkway northbound side right near exit 90. so the center lane is closed down as you head north on the garden state parkway. and then we have the f trains with some signal problems at neptune avenue. so you can expect some uptown delays. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are doing just fine. minor delays george washington bridge, 15 minutes apiece at the lincoln and the holland tunnels. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. new video this morning of a tornado over good hope, illinois. it popped up at dinnertime, moving at 30 miles an hour. not a storm you could outrun. the sighting sparked tornado warnings all over two counties, but there were no injuries. that area is expecting more rough weather today, promming high wind warnings -- prompting high wind warnings for much of the chicago area.
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still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a week after pleading guilty to a deadly street racing crash, a local man finds himself in trouble with the law this morning again. and also new this morning, police are looking for the suspects in a possible bias attack at hell's kitchen. and president obama about to name his supreme court nominee. who's on the short list. also channel 7 is your home for the united airlines/nyc half marathon >> all this week we're taking you mile by mile, introducing to you some of the faces you'll see. >> hey, guys. big mike here with the east coast band. we're so excited to be playing for the united airlines/nyc half marathon. we want to encourage the ladies to finish strong and rock on. see you race day. >> is the united airlines/nyc half marathon is on sunday. our live coverage begins at
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from florida to north carolina, illinois to ohio and missouri, hundreds of delegates on line for the democratic an republican presidential candidates. this morning the field is one fewer as the race heats up, still eight months before november. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. and hillary clinton and donald trump hung on to their frontrunner status, winning a vast majority of the delegates from the five states. >> we're going to take a closer look at last night's primaries in just a moment, including one race that's still too close to call. but, first, breaking news in washington heights where there's been a stabbing and john del gorno is live in newscopter 7. john. >>reporter: and, lori, you can see police here on the corner of 171st street and amster dam avenue. we know this stabbing apparently happened just before 6:00 this morning. early reports that the stabbing took place on the sidewalk. the victim taken to an area hospital, injuries described as
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you can't see police now. they've set up an investigation scene here. part of the sidewalk has been taped off, and the investigation is just getting under way. we're live over washington heights, john del gorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, john. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> good morning, everybody. happy wednesday. here we go. we got a beautiful sunrise on the way. sun is officially up just after 7:00. we got a few little cumulus clouds, little like stratus clouds, alta cumulus. all of that is going to slide by quickly. we got partly cloudy skies, a calm wind, 39 carmel, 42 around norwalk and bridgeport to islip. 43 around monmouth, ocean county, new jersey. we quickly get to 57 by noontime, 59 by 2:00. we're going to get to around 60, 6162 degrees into 3:00 and 4:00. a really nice day before some showers get here by the end of the evening commute. we'll talk about tomorrow's parade weather for st. patrick's day, all that in your accuweather forecast in just a moment. heather is looking at the
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>>reporter: this is true. and it's doing just fine as far as new jersey transit, long island railroad and metro north. f trains, we still have signal problems at neptune avenue, so you can expect some delays there. as you go onto route 9 south in poughkeepsie, that ramp to the mid hudson bridge is closed down. there's a tractor-trailer accident that's going on there. and the garden state parkway north at exit 90, that's a collision. you do have the center lane closed down as you go through that spot. five minutes inbound george washington bridge, 20 minutes a piece now at the lincoln and the holland tunnel. and this is the helix. as you come down the helix just past that wehawken exit, you can see the delay starting to build up there. we still have the closures in hoboken because of that water main break along first street and on clinton street. we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 6:32. and polls close nearly 12 -- closed nearly 12 hours ago in missouri, but a winner has not yet been called in the democratic or the republican primaries. ted cruz is hoping to edge
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victory from the frontrunner. trump won contests in north carolina and illinois and most importantly florida, delivering a knockout punch to marco rubio. john kasich wakes up a winner in his home state of ohio. hillary clinton is looking for a clean sweep of all five states from rival bernie sanders as she marchs on toward the nomination. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in times square with reaction from the winner and the -- winners and the losers. mallory. >>reporter: lori, good morning. it was a big night for hillary clinton. it was also a very big night for donald trump, but that loss 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,
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>> 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 to know 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 anyone 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 make this is a one-to-one
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>> 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. they say it's not over yet. live in times square, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, mallory, thank you. "good morning america" will have much more coverage coming up, including live reports from the all-important state of florida. that's coming up at 7:00. time now is 6:35. we have breaking news on long island. just days after admitting that he killed five teens in a street racing crash, cory glow of farmingdale has landed back in police custody on new charges. glow pleaded guilty last week to racing another driver in that deadly 2014 crash. and in a plea deal that outraged the victims' families, he got a six-month jail sentence. the new twist, nassau county police arrested him last night as a passenger in a car that
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parkway. glow is now charged with possession of a gravity knife and marijuana. he will be arraigned for that later today. 6:36. and a brooklyn mother charged with murder in the drowning death of her toddler will be arraigned today. 2-year-old melody phang drowned in a bathtub in her sunset park home on sunday. the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide yesterday. police arrested her mother, lin li a short time later. authorities then placed the victim's 4-year-old brother with children services after they found him with bruises on his neck. 6:36. opening statements will begin today in the trial of a mother charged with killing her 5-year- old son in new jersey some 25 years ago. michelle lazinski's son timothy disappeared from a carnival in sayreville back in 1991. his partial remains were found a year later in an industrial complex in edison. a grand jury indicted lazinski for timothy's murder in 2014. attorneys will begin their case at 9:00 a.m. in new brunswick. well, police in new jersey
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driver who fled from a series accident. investigators say a black toyota suv hit a woman in her 20s on route 17 north in paramus. the woman survived but was seriously hurt. a section of route 17 was closed for hours as part of the investigation. 6:37. new this morning north korea's highest court has sentenced a visiting american college student to 15 years hard labor in prison. otto warmbier was a 21-year-old university of virginia undergrad student convicted and sentence inside a one-hour trial. -- in a one-hour trial. he was arrested in january for trying to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel. warmbier said he wanted the banner as "a trophy for a friend's mother." well, today president obama is expected to announce his pick to replace the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. reports say the president is likely to announce sri srinivasan or merrick garland as the pick. senate republicans promise to oppose anyone president obama
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months in office. 6:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> well, we're going to look to the east from the george washington bridge here on the fort lee new jersey side. isn't that pretty? red sky in the morning. you know, there's that old addage, the bright sky in the morning, sailor take warning. it applies in many cases, but in this situation a nice calm morning, a few showers later on, but certainly no watches, warnings, advisories, anything like that. we look from our roof camera to the east, a pretty morning. temperature 49 degrees. we're looking at partly cloudy skies, a calm wind. numbers are way above normal for this hour of the day. sunshine back into pennsylvania with some showers in western pennsylvania, anna trailing little wave here that's coming to us later today. we've got 51 by 10:00, noontime temperature about 55 and 62 degrees. we'll top with that this afternoon and then a few showers start coming in during the evening commute tonight. so at the bus stop, kiddos, a little on the chilly side. grab your warm gear. it'll be around 50.
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be around 62 degrees. it'll be great after school today. watch out for the mom at the bus stop right there. >>reporter: there's two moms at the bus stop. >> well, yeah. one mom's kids are not at this particular bus stop. they're waiting on the metro in d.c. this mom is the enforcer at the bus stop. >>reporter: look at the van wyck expressway. check out that delay as you come down into the kew gardens interchange. check out this delay right over here. let's go right over here and i will explain to you what's happening. we have jackie robinson parkway west at metropolitan avenue a disabled vehicle. that's what's causing all of those delays as you come down the van wyck and you go westbound on the grand central, and then onto jackie robinson parkway. we're also looking at the f trains, signal problems at neptune avenue. so you can expect some uptown delays. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are running on or close to schedule.
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9 southbound side at mid hudson bridge. a tractor-trailer is hung up on the divider, so that ramp to the bridge is closed down. garden state parkway north exit 90 an accident, and street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a man punched in hell's kitchen. the attack hurling anti-gay slurs and new video of the suspects police want to fine. also new this morning, an emergency landing for a plane that's used for emergencies of its own. and we're going to show you where a team of nypd officers made this rescue that will melt this price can't be right... that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list can't be right?" looks like a list of can't be right's." seriously? at stop&shop, prices are down. savings are up.
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6:43. welcome back. take a look at this. a medivac flight with one patient aboard crash lands at the van nuys airport in california when one of its landing gear collapses. now, the fixed-wing plane land on its belly last night with the los angeles fire department waiting at the edge of the runway. five people were on board. the good news in all of this, nobody got hurt. the medical transfer patient was quickly moved by ambulance to the hospital immediately after the landing. new this morning police want your help catching two men who broke another man's nose in an apparent bias attack. now, here's a look at the suspects. this happened early last tuesday morning in hell's kitchen. police say the victim was trying to hail a cab in front
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he got into an argument with the suspects. one of them punched the man and yelled homophobic slurs. the victim was treated at the hospital. funeral services will be held today in new jersey for the second of two teenagers killed by a speeding car. services for brian rodriguez will be held in union city. rodriguez and noah herrera were killed earlier this month when a car jumped a curb in northbergen and struck 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. time now is 6:44. cuba reporting its first case of the zika virus transmitted inside that country. now, this ends cuba's status as one of the last nations in the entire hemisphere to report domestic cases of the disease, now blamed for so many birth defects. the 21-year-old patient tested positive for gli ka monday and she had not traveled outside cuba. she's now hospitalized with headaches, fatigue and other symptoms. "good morning america" is coming up next.
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roberts live in times square. good morning, robin. >>reporter: good morning to you too lori. big night for the race for president. hillary clinton had a good night last night, governor john kasich, of course, won big in his home state of ohio. donald trump also successful on tuesday and he'll talk live to george this morning here on "gma." also ahead, the layest in hulk hogan's $100 million legal battle against gawker. the website's founder taking the stand. how he's justifying posting the wrestler's sex tape. and an abc news investigation for you into air ambulances. you know, they fly right to the scene of accidents to get victims to the hospital while they can save lives, they can also leave families with sky high bills. all the details on that ahead as we say here on "gma," hump day. >> yeah. >>reporter: and looked like a ray of sunshine you there, lori stokes. >> doesn't she? >> thank you, robin. >>reporter: not jaundice as you said earlier. i'm listening.
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>> yes, you are. i i appreciate that. >> as bill appropriately said earlier, it's gold, not yellow. >>reporter: oh. >> thank you, robin. >> have a great show. thank you, robin. >>reporter: see you. 6:46. we check the accuweather forecast >> let's check in with bill now who's outside. hey, bill. >>reporter: hi, lori. lori, you're like the kid song, golden sun, ms. golden sun, shine down on me. >> nice job, yes. thank you. >> or we could sing "you are mine sunshine -- my sunshine." let's take a look ouz this morning. we have some beautiful sunshine on the way for you this morning. here's our camera over at east rutherford, new jersey, looking across routes 1 and 9 to beautiful manhattan. there you see the empire state building, a great morning here. temperatures are nice. we're looking at 49, a dry humidity, a calm wind, the pressure holding steady. but it's just below 30. so the atmosphere a little bit unstable. we'll have some showers later on. normal high is 50. we're going to be at 62 today. normal overnight low is 35.
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a passing shower this afternoon, maybe tomorrow afternoon, maybe friday afternoon. above average temperatures today and tomorrow. we get to an average temperature friday and below average temperature this is weekend, and sunday we could have some rain and maybe sunday night a little rain/snow mix to kick off spring. so up the hudson river valley, temperatures are great. should be around 32, but it's 47 around poughkeepsie and kingston, 43 around white plains and over to rockland county. we got a calm wind this morning which makes the day start out feeling rather nice. so it looks like it's just going to be a really pretty day for much of the day and a dry day. you see back to our west there's some showers in pennsylvania, there's a trailing front with this low. that low is the one that brought the tornadic activity to illinois. that's pushing northward into krean. the trailing front, as you see by afternoon today, could give us a couple of showers around 5:00, 6:00 when the temperature will be in the mid- to upper 50s to low 60s. then that passes by tonight, then tomorrow we start off with sunshine, and we got a nice start to the parade tomorrow for st. patrick's day. you see the temperature is
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late in the day starting around 3:00 a couple of sprinkles pop up here on our futurecast. and a couple of showers during the end of the parade and into tomorrow night. then cooler air pours in behind us for friday and colder air comes in for the weekend. after school today, kids, it's going to be great, 62 degrees, clouds and sun. get outside, it's great for after-school sports. just a passing shower this afternoon and this evening. good morning, love. and we're looking at a temperature of 48 tonight with a passing shower. tomorrow we got a great day. the temperature actually at parade time starts at 55. it gets to 65, and then there's a passing shower toward the end of the parade. but, hey, look at it as this, a blessing on st. patrick's day. then we got a cooler day on friday. a chilly day on saturday with sunshine, and then possibly some rain and snow mix monday into monday night for the kickoff of spring. but temperatures next week are going to be right at 50 degrees, 52 degrees which is normal for this time of the year. so there you go. >> all right.
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you make me happy -- >> who knew i would get this kind of reaction today. >>reporter: i know. >> we usually just keep it to ourselves. >> oh, okay. thank you, bill. over to heather. >>reporter: well, i don't have anything special. i have the f train with some signal problems at neptune avenue, so you can expect some uptown delays. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. new jersey dwiek north bay extension, the ramp to exit 14c we do have this accident being cleared away. so if you're going to the holland tunnel and that's the way you normally go, you're going to encounter some delays. l.i.e. west exit 28, that's oceana avenue, you do have that disabled vehicle. and then this is the kew gardens interchange as you come southbound getting into the kew gardens interchange, the van wyck expressway, we had some really heavy delays coming off the van wyck, getting onto jackie robinson parkway. it was all because of an earlier disabled vehicle. but i just got word from newscopter 7, john del gorno said the disabled vehicle has been cleared away. but the delays certainly do remain.
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ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. it's 6:50. some brooklyn police officers are talking adoption after they saved this suitcase full of cute little 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 were able to survive. you can see the kittens are a big hit and are headed to some new homes. up next, a big day in lower manhattan at one historic site still rebuilding from superstorm sandy. and an armed robber pulls
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a would-be robber proved to be no match for the people inside a california liquor store. police say the suspect tried to shoot the clerk several times, but the gun malfunctioned. surveillance video shows the clerk fighting back. another man was able to take the gun away from the suspect and then two other people came into the store to help hold the suspect down until police arrived. authorities charged him with attempted murder and robbery. well, it's a modest step on the road to recovery, but the south street seaport museum reopens today with a new show on its rebuilt lobby. >> the entire seaport was ravaged by superstorm sandy. many businesses there were submerged under seven to eight feet of water. rebuilding the seaport has
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pier 17 is still being rebuilt. 6:flour 54. up next new details on a breaking story. >> a stabbing on the street in upper manhattan. newscopter 7 is live overhead. we will get we built our factories here because of a huge natural resource. not the land. the water. or power sources. it's the people. american workers. they build world-class products. and that builds communities. and a better future. for all of us. because making something in america means so much, to so many.
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6:56. updating breaking news from washington heights. we're now hearing that two people were stabbed about an hour ago. >> that's right. let's get the very latest now from john del gorno. john. >>reporter: lori and ken, we'll update a story we brought
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now police reporting two people stabbed here apparently on the sidewalk at the intersection of 171st street and amster dam avenue. this stabbing happened just before 6:00 this morning. police telling us one person stabbed in the arm, another person stabbed in the leg. both of those people taken to area hospitals with non-life- threatening injuries. police are on the scene. the investigation just getting under way, looking for a large group of males that apparently fled the scene. we're live over washington heights, john del gorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> john, thank you. it is 6:57. today we're going to learn more about plans to test thousands of students in newark for possible lead exposure. >> eyewitness news reporter darla miles joins us from the city's central ward. darla. >>reporter: ken, lori, the state department of health and the state department of environmental protection will be conducting these tests. we know that they are going to test the 2,000 students from the early childhood learning centers first. of the 30 schools that tested
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now, once that is complete, then the state will set up lead testing sites at the remaining affected schools. another part of the plan expected to be released today is that the state will test all 67 schools, every sink, water fountain and food preparation area, and that part of the testing is expected to begin this week. reporting live in newark, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, darla, thank you. let's check again with heather. >>reporter: a mess on route 4. route 4. look at this. this is out by -- this is out really by route 17, and this delay takes you all the way to an accident. as we head over to the maps, i can tell you that the accident is by queen anne road, so that is a huge delay if you're sitting on route 4, if that's the way you normally go. 20 minutes once you get to the george washington bridge, 45 minutes at the lincoln, 30 minutes at the holland tunnel. here's how the george washington bridge going across the span is looking. not a bad ride there. and then you have the new jersey turnpike newark bay extension east at 14c an
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we also have delays on the f trains neptune and that's because of some signal problems >> wow! what a mess. >> thank you, heather. >> you're busy. i've got this for you, this beautiful sunrise under way right now as we look from the george washington bridge. a few little alto cumulus clouds there whis ping on by. we got 49 degrees for your 7:00 testimony. 49 murray hill, sunset park 45. these numbers are way warm for this hour of the day. we are at 41 around islip and bridgeport. so it's going to be a nice day with temperatures that are very nice and comfortable. we're looking at 62 this afternoon before some showers start rolling in around 5:00, 6:00. tomorrow for the parade, we have some great weather. we got sunshine. that leper kawn kind of looks like -- leprechaun looks kind of like ken. >> that's true. >> it's 45 at the start of the parade, 65 in the afternoon, a couple of showers is later on >> thank you, bill. that'll do it for us. i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato.
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weather coming up in good morning, america. split decision. donald trump winning big in florida. >> we're going to win, win, which, and we're not stopping. >> and john kasich scoring his first victory in his home state of ohio. >> i will not take the low road to the land. >> as marco rubio drops out. >> it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever. the race now entering uncharted waters as hillary clinton moves closer to locking up the democratic nomination and takes direct aim at the gop front-runner. >> our commander in chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass. >> our team breaks down the winners and losers and donald trump joins us live. and breaking news. president obama announces he's decided who he's nominating for the supreme court. the very latest right now. also breaking overnight,


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