tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC March 30, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EDT
>> stay with us for "good morning america." everyone, have a great wednesday. developing at 4:30, apartment inferno, flames damage five apartment buildings in brooklyn, leaving many people homeless this morning. we have new reaction from people who lost everything. the battle for new york is on. democratic frontrunner hillary
defending her home turf this morning an bernie sanders is right on here heels. and let's get a look outside. it's a chilly start. but get ready for a beautiful day. we have a sneak peek at your weekend on this wednesday. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thanks for being with us, i'm michelle charlesworth in for ken rosato today. today is wednesday, march 30th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic an meteorologist bill evans. >> did you say sneak peek at the weekend? >> yes. >> well, of course we do. let's take a look outside this morning. like you said, a chilly start to the day, grab the jackets and sweaters and coats all all that kind of stuff. 38 is right at our normal overnight low and hanover is the same, 21 teaneck, 26 poughkeepsie, 35 bridgeport, 36 on long island. noontime right at 50 and this afternoon we're going to get into the mid- to upper 50s in a lot of spots with sunshine. but march is going out tomorrow.
but like a pussycat. as april comes in, we'll talk about that as april comes in rather cold. heather, how's it going out there? >>reporter: good morning, bill. good morning, everybody. 1 trains with fast track repairs, no service between 96th street and dikeman street until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, rail rail, metro north doing just fine. take ago look at the new jersey turnpike, the eastern spur north of exit 14 up into exit 17, you have it all closed down. so all that traffic is being diverted over to the western spur as a result. and, of course, that is because of construction. now, if you're going into northbergen, tunalee avenue between 69th street and 54th street, you have that accident. all lanes closed down. construction across the board, george, lincoln, holland, they do have minor delays. the outbound lower level two lanes closed underneath the apartments, that should be cleared by 5:00 a.m. our street cleaning rules are in effect today. lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. 4:32. and velling in brooklyn a
five buildings, leaving many people homeless this morning. the blaze started orch the roof of -- on the roof of a building on catawba avenue and then is spread. the fdny tweeted crews -- tweeted this picture of crews getting the building under control. darla miles is live in bushwick with reaction. dar lap la. >>reporter: good morning, lori. the fdny is still here, so is the red cross, helping those displaced residents. i want to show you the scene right now. this fire completely ate through these five billings. it's just total destruction. you can see there's really not much left here. i also want you to take a look at the fire at its height when it went to six alarms last night. it was a real inferno. look at this video. it started around 10:00 last night on dekalb avenue in bushwick, and it took about 200 firefighters to knock it down, five buildings have been destroyed, one church as well as a martial arts studio.
unclear how many people have been impacted, but many of them this morning are homeless, being transported to shelters in buses by the red cross. >> we lost everything, and we're going to a shelter or to a hotel for now and then see what happens tomorrow. >> right now we just have to roll with the punches i guess. we have nothing, so we have our family and that's it. >>reporter: again, this is a live look at those five buildings that burned out last night here in bushwick. the fdny still on scene checking for hot spots. the fire commissioner spoke last night. he said the fire cause is still under investigation. wind was not a factor in this fire, rather the construction of the buildings which caused it to spread so quickly. reporting live here in bushwick, darla miles rkz channel 7 eyewitness news. >> unbelievable pictures there, darla, thank you. in new jersey detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found on the
we have learned 73-year-old virginia wilson's body was discovered saturday by a worker on amity street in jersey city. police say the woman victim had suffered multiple injuries. well, new details now in a disturbing case of abuse and what investigators are calling a house of horrors for foster children on long island. caesar gonzalez is charged with sexually abusing seven foster boys. investigators say there could be many more victims. suspect fostered some 140 boys in his home over a period of 20 years. social worker debbie edwards tells eyewitness news that she alerted authorities four years, but no one listened. >> but you didn't know they were being sexually abused? >> i had a feeling. i never felt professionally
>> well, because edwards had confronted gonzalez marjou, she says he threatened to sue. he also complained to her bosses at the longwood district. the end result, edwards says she was prohibited from ever speaking again to the foster boys staying with gonzalez markabou. we are hearing from a livery cab driver beaten and robbed by three passengers in manhattan. abdelah wagah says he picked up three passengers in the bronx. when they arrived at their destination in east harlem, two women and a man attack him. >> he punched my face. my nose was bleeding and [ inaudible ] punch me too. every time i go home, i feel scared. >> well, the suspects stole $200 as well. the new york state federation of taxi drivers is offering a $500 reward for their capture. 4:36. and happening today the new
discuss regulating activities in public places including new rules for costume characters. transportation committee will hear testimony on a bill to define areas for commercial activities in the city's 49 pedestrian plazas, including times square. businesses and unions will rally on the steps of city hall before this morning's hearing. no action will be taken on the bill today. turning now to politics, the battle for new york is heating up. democratic presidential frontrunner hillary clinton is holding a morning rally in harlem and rival bernie sanders will be campaigning in the bronx tomorrow. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live at the apollo theater with the very latest on this. good morning to you, diana. >>reporter: good morning, michelle. primary day is just three weeks away and the candidates are taking new york state very seriously with 291 democratic deg gats up for grabs. hillary clinton has two events here over the next couple of days, the first coming later this morning at the apollo theater where she is hoping to
york and win the nomination before the convention. clinton to discuss her plans today to raise incomes for all communities, keep the country safe and bring it together after what she calls a very tense election season. meanwhile, opponent bernie sanders will hold a rally in the south bronx tomorrow where he is expected to talk about getting big money out of politics, free tuition at public colleges and universities, climate change and universal healthcare. while sanders trails clinton, the race has tightened over the last couple of days. clinton's event will start here at the apollo at 11:30 this morning. doors will open a few hours beforehand and then she will be in westchester tomorrow. we're live theater this morning in harlem. i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, diana, thank you. and speaking at a wisconsin town hall for the republicans, all three presidential contenders backed away from their pledge to support the eventual nominee. party officials got candidates to sign the pledge last
clearly fed up with each other. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family. >> no, i don't anyway. >> you don't? >> no. we'll see who it is. >> you won't promise to support the republican nominee? >> and he was essentially saying the same thing. >> i gotta see what happens. if the nominee is somebody who i think is really hurting the country and dwieldinging the country, i can't stand stand behind them. >> trump says the wisconsin showdown could be his best chance to push cruz out of the race. donald trump, in the meantime, stands by his campaign manager now charged battery of a reporter. police say cory lewandowski grabbed michelle fields by the arm and yanked her backwards. trump says lewandowski thought she had something in her hand, possibly a knife or a pen and thought that donald trump was in danger. 4:39. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast.
let's look from our camera here in astoria, looking south down the east river over to the left there, that's big alice the power plant, 59th street and ed koch bridge and right there which down is 1 world trade. so that let's us know we've got a great visibility here this. here's the camera over the east river to wall street, looking really nice here and to the south street seaport. overnight low is 39. skies are clear, winds are calm. high pressure comes across today, making for some great weather. eventually this stuff is going to come to us. we'll talk about that this morning. first off a nice day. we start off with a temperature getting to about 39 by 9:00, noontime 50 degrees. we'll get to 57 this afternoon with a little southerly wind, so that will feel great. all right. let's play a little game, shall we? that's heather o'rourke, best traffic person in town. >>reporter: okay. >> i'm going to guess that's the southern state parkway. i'm going to guess that's the grand central parkway. >>reporter: keep going. >> i'm going to guess that is
this is the fdr drive. fdr drive, as my son would say, i knew it. fdr drive as you go ontot northbound side in the 70s, only the left lane is open and that is because of construction. let's go over to our maps and talk to you about what's happening here with our subway status. 1 trains fast track, no service between 96th street and dikeman street. that's until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, rail rail, metro north -- long island railroad and metro north doing just fine. tonalee avenue closed because of an accident. alternate sides in effect for today. lori, michelle, over to you. >> thank you. 4:41. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, as new yorkers we try to ignore them, but they're bold, nasty and everywhere, and this rat decided to give a sleeping subway rider a rude awakening. >> yikes! a daring robbery caught on camera. a customer at a new york gas
4:44. and the motive may have been marital tensions rather than terrorism, but the hijacking of an egyptian passenger flight is still raising serious security concerns. the hijacker claimed to be wearing a suicide vest which later proved to be false. but before he was taken into custody on the tarmac by
accused hijacker had gotten the plane diverted from egypt to cyprus. the home of his ex-wife >> regardless of whether or not this is a real device, there have to be real concerns raised at this point about security there. >> well, police say the accused hijacker is unstable and a court in cyprus has ordered him held for eight days while prosecutors build their case against him. in mississippi, a 20-year- old has pleaded guilty to federal charges of aiding terrorist, jalen young admits she tried to join isis and conspired with her boyfriend to provide support for isis. federal agents arrested the couple last summer and he pleaded guilty earlier this month. the two face up to 20 years in prison when they're sentenced. it's video that not only will make your skin crawl, it will definitely make you think twice about taking a nap on the subway. that's a rat crawling on a man who was take ago nap on a 7 train early sunday morning. the big rodent got on board at hudson yards and then made
a fellow passenger caught the stunning scene on video. >> i'm getting ready to see where he's going with this rat and all of a sudden it gets near the person and i'm, like, oh, gosh >> shocking >> oh, my god! you wanted to whisper to him something, like wake up. >> oh, my heavens. the rat got off the train at times square. the person who served as a seat never knew what happened, but really you're gonna roll on that instead of helping the sleeping guy? you're going to take out your phone and get pictures of it. >> he must have been in a deep sleep. >> that's a person sit thrg. i don't know. i want that person watching out for me. go like this, shoe-shoe. meteorologist bill evans. >> and he knew it was there. >> the rat was getting off in times square to be with the rest of the costumed characters. >> i was thinking the same thing, bill. >> very nice. >> it's times square.
rat for the metro car. he jumped the turnstile, that's not acceptable. here's what's going on, 59th street south, looking down towards midtown. a nice morning here. and it's going to be a chilly start to the day. but, actually, temperatures are where they should be for this hour of the day. here's asbury park as we look south here down the beach, down the main drag. it's looking good, we got a good visibility all the way south down toward point pleasant, new jersey. 38 degrees, dry humanity. a light west wind. that's key. and the wind is going to go south today, so that will start to warm us up for tomorrow. look at the barometer, 30.31 even though it says "f" for falling. it's way up above normal which is 30.00. so that means we have a nice fair day. yesterday's high was 53. normal is 55 now. temperatures, of course, the averages are warming up. but we're looking at, you know, temperatures today well above normal. well, a couple of degrees above normal anyway. well above normal tomorrow. sun up at 6:42. should be pretty. here are your headlines, calm and cold by dawn. as the temperatures warm up,
we're going to warm up as we get toward the end of the week and kicking off april with some showers, maybe some snow, wet snow overnight friday into saturday. we'll have to keep a look at that as we go into the weekend because it's going fob rather chilly. so we're looking at northport and massapequa at 36. bridge hampton 39. 27 andover and 25 monticello. those are the 20s we were talking yesterday. when the temperature drops off like that, it's because we have a calm wind to a very light wind. we see single-digit wind speeds here and the clear sky. so the wind gusts from yesterday, etans neck and newark 53, jfk 52. that was some tough wind yesterday. now we have some clear skies, gorgeous weather all the way back to the great lakes and today is going to be nice and mild, plenty of sunshine, 57. tonight partly cloudy, low 45. tomorrow it's sunny, it's warmer with some late clouds. we're at 69 degrees. so we're looking at warmer weather for the last day of march. rainy, breezy, warm weather for
but we're also looking at some very interesting weather as we go into monday for the yankees home opener. that day we could possibly see what will be some colder air. look at that, 45 degrees on monday. it's going to be quite cold, and we're going to be looking at some chilly numbers as we go into next week. temperatures in the 40s for highs. normal highs we were just showing you is about 55. so next week starts off rather chilly as we kick off april. opening day for the yankees, yow. dress warmly. >> i >> that's right. >> i told but that story about snow on opening day, right? >> the old stomach punch? that was good. was that cohen? >> david cohen. i won an emmy for that and i deserved it. >> yes, you did. >> no pain, no gain. >> anybody slugs you, there you go. let's check in with heather. >>reporter: a little bit of a painful thing here. this is the 1 train fast track, no service between 96th and dikeman streets and that's until 5:00 a.m. but the good news is that should be cleared away soon.
now, this is actually the gowanus expressway inbound at fort hamilton parkway, three lanes closed down. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing just fine. over to you >> heather, thanks. police in philadelphia have caught four young boy hoss were caught on camera last week in a pro fannity-filled confrontation on a train. >> [ bleep ] >> well, the outbrurs was so foul that we can't -- outbours was so foul we can't let you hear it and the children were so young we can't show their faces. police say the four boys are just 6 to 7 years old. one passenger who was attacked shotted video of them cursing, hitting and at least pointing and even spitting at a passenger and slapping a woman. >> isn't is -- this isn't a case where at 6:00 in the morning, we're going to be breaking down the door and
the goal is to get them help. >> now that the police have identified the boys, they have reached out to offer help, but up to this point they have not gotten any response. 4:50 right now. a mother in new jersey says a local fast food restaurant served her family tainted chicken. now the lodi health department is investigating waffle anarez brought home an eight-piece chicken combo last week from a popeye's chicken in lodi. her children already started chowing down when they noticed what appeared to be news print on the chicken. >> my boys came and said, mom, did you eat that chicken on the table? i said don't eat it, there's a brand writing all over it. i said what do you mean. they give me the piece. i take a couple bites from it. they say look at it. when i looked at it, i was in shock. >> she says her family suffered stomachaches after the meal. we reached out to popeye's for comment, but we have not heard back. the health department would not comment yet.
young man literally fights for his life to get away from a man holding a knife to his throat. this is surveillance video from a convenience store in schenectady. a robber grabs 20-year-old rob phelps from behind early sunday morning, and then the crook tells the clerk to hand over the store's money, all while waving the knife in phelps' face. he said at that moment he decided to fight back. >> i wrestled him and i threw him against the shelves and i just kept -- i kept a stiff arm just to make sure that none of -- none of that knife was coming near me. >> well, phelps and the store clerk eventually chase the robber out of the store. the man, he's still on the loose. phelps says that he had to fight back because he had to save his life. >> whoa! 4:52 right now. still new this morning, the fbi and the nypd are trying to catch two crooks. how they are carrying out their crimes crimes and the new pictures police want everyone to see. plus a mother's plea for
toward bowling green and around the wall street area. temperatures 38 in the park, 25 monticello. believe it or not these are normal numbers for this hour of the day. 40 at laguardia, 38 jamaica, queens and st. albans. today. going to be a great day where we have sunshine right into the noontime hour, getting close to 50 and later on this afternoon we'll eventually get into the mid- to upper 50s. it only gets warmer too. we talk about that next. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. what do you have going on this morning? >>reporter: what road is this, bill? >> that's the fdr. >>reporter: wow! you're good. we're going to talk about the fdr drive going onto the northbound side. the left lane is the only lane that's open and this is all because of construction. let's head over to our maps, we'll talk to you about what's going on in brooklyn the up inbound side of the gowanus before the merge, an accident at fort hamilton parkway, just one parkway. we have all lanes closed down as a result of that. 1 trains, it's fast track, so there's no service for a couple of minutes between 96th street and dikeman streets. that should be cleared by 5:00 a.m.
railroad, metro north doing just fine. tonalee avenue both ways between 69th street and 64th street, we just found out this accident has been cleared away. that's good news for you. george washington bridge inbound lower level closed. that should be cleared up in a couple of minutes as well. street cleaning rules, they're in effect for today. michelle, over to you. >> heather, thank you so much. 4:56. new this morning, police and the fbi want your help finding these two men. investigators say soren saffa and bogden atensou scammed bank information from customers at the atm. the incidents happened last november. police say they hit five machines, one in brooklyn heights and the rest rest in queens. all were bbt bank branches. closing in on 5:00. developing in brooklyn right now, firefighters are working to figure out what sparked a massive fire in bushwick, and we're live with new details on how many people lost their homes in the inferno. and the new batch of issues at the indian point nuclear power plant, the
reactor shut down for several more weeks. and you'll need your coat this morning before a warmup later today. meteorologist bill evans has the exclusive accuweather forecast. stay with us. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us
we are live at the apollo with a preview. and you're going to need to layer up this morning before a bit of a warmup a little later in the day. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thanks for being with us. i'm michelle charlesworth in for ken rosato. today is wednesday, march 30th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. bill >> well, good morning, lori and michelle, good morning, everybody. today we take a look from our little corner of the world right here, west 66th street and columbus avenue, and it's quiet morning here. and we get the day started with a temperature of 38 degrees, clear skies, a light west wind and that's the key. a little bit -- a little bit of wind. 29 white plains, 33 bridgeport and islip at 39 out toward montauk. these numbers are normal for this time of the year. we're going to get to 50 by noontime and it'll be 54 at 4:00. somewhere in there we'll get to about 57 this afternoon. look at that wind there, southerly at about 8 to 16 miles per hour. it's weather and traffic together every seven minutes. to me, heather, bqe means better quickly exit.
and you have no other choice as you go up onto the bqe, gowanus as you go inbound near fort hamilton parkway. we do have an accident. all lanes are closed so they're making you exit off of there. subway service running on or close to schedule, new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. we're take ago look at what's happening in woodbridge, new jersey. this is an accident that's been with us for a while, route 9 south near king georges post road, two lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. now, we also have this problem cleared, tonalee avenue both ways, between 59th street and 64th street. we had an accident here. the accident has been cleared away. it involves a downed pole, some downed wires. that accident, thankfully cleared away. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. michelle and lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. 5:02. and a raging fire destroyed several apartment buildings in brooklyn >> and we have just learned new details on the number of people who have been displaced. the fire started just before 10:00 last night on dekalb avenue in bushwick.
miles is live right there at the scene. darla, good morning. >>reporter: good morning again, michelle, lori. we have now learned that 40 people have been impacted by this fire, and so much has been destroyed. i just got an update from the fire chief, mike allano here on scene and he confirms that the fire started right here where this church is, at the redeemed christian church. so you can see there's a church there, there are a few apartments on top. and in that building there has already been one collapse, and they are concerned that more may collapse inside of that building. i want to show you the height of this fire. it started 10:00 last night here on dekalb avenue in bushwick. it started as three alarms. it quickly rose to six alarms. commissioner -- fdny commissioner said one reason why it spread so quickly and why it was so devastating is because of the way these buildings have been made, not because of the wind. and this morning the red cross took about 25 of those fire
>> it was really, really bad. it was so bad that we couldn't even come down the steps. >> it was horrible, like there was smoke and the water from the firefighters and a whole bunch of fire, black smoke. it was just -- it was crazy, glass all over the place. >>reporter: live look now at the devastation and destruction here in bushwick. you can see the fire marshal is also on scene conducting his investigation. again, this morning there is some fear of collapse from the initial fire building. one small collapse where the church is right now. the fire department is now turning that debris from where that collapse took place to make sure that the fire does not reignite. in terms of injuries, there were no major injuries, but seven people had minor injuries. reporting live in bushwick, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> darla, thank you. 5:04. and friends and family will say their final farewells to former
nicholas capeta. in a private memorial service today. mayor de blasio will deliver remarks at the service which will be held at a children's center in kips bay named after skapeta. he served as head of the fdny from 2002 to 2010 and is credited with helping to rebuild the department after 9/11. he died last thursday of cancer at the age of 83. at 5:05. we turn now to the race for the white house. democratic candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders have their eyes on new york ahead of next month's primary. in the meantime fieght words and -- fighting words and accusations of physical violence are center stage for the republicans. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in harlem. hi, diana. >>reporter: good morning, michelle. hillary clinton's event starts here at the apollo theater at 11:30 this morning with a tightening race for the democratic nomination. this is the first of two of her events in her home state over the next couple of days. meanwhile, the big news this
republican party after last night's gop town hall. at a wisconsin town hall, all three remaining republican contenders backed away from their pledge to support the eventual nominee. party officials got all candidates to sign the pledge last september, but with the delegate counts mounting and candidates falling by the side, all three survivors are clearly fed up with each other. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family. >> no, i don't anymor. >> you don't? >> no. we'll see who it is. >> you don't promise to support the republican nominee? >> he was essentially saying the same thing. >> i gotta see what happens. if the nominee is somebody i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. >>reporter: trump says next week's wisconsin showdown could be his best chance to knock cruz and kasich out of the race and he continues to stand by his campaign manager in spite of the man's arrest in florida for battery on a female reporter. meanwhile, hillary clinton hopes to push bernie sanders out before reaching the convention.
and get the nomination, and then go forward and win with your help in november. >>reporter: clinton has fundraisers today in manhattan and tomorrow in westchester, but she's starting with a rally this morning at the apollo theater in harlem. with her primary just 20 days away, bernie sanders comes to town to campaign in the south bronx. his jabs at clinton have grown more intense. >> we have won six out of the last seven elections often by landslide victories. that's called momentum. [ cheers ] >>reporter: and republican presidential candidate and ohio governor john kasich will also be in the city today. he has an event this afternoon at gino's pizzeria in howard beach. live in harlem this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news >> all right, diana, thank you. and hundreds of faulty and missing bolts at the indian
keep a reactor shut down for several weeks. a scheduled inspection found problems with about 220 bolts. each of them about two inches long and made of stainless steel. the reactor's owner says there was no danger to the public. governor cuomo says the bolt problem raises deep concerns. the governor has called on the federal government to reject an extension of the plant's operating license. former new york state assembly speaker sheldon silver has now been disbarred. the 72-year-old was convicted in november in a $5 million corruption case. he's scheduled to be sentenced next month, but he is pushing for a new trial. his lawyers had tried to prevent and postpone his disbarment until after that trial. 5:08. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> hey, let's take a look outside and we're looking from our camera here at 4 times square, and we're looking south here. got a great visibility from the empire state building all the
you can see the statue of liberty. hey, the statue. so today we look at clear skies to start your day, a lot of sunshine. here's our little avenue right here, columbus avenue looking northward here, and we're at 38 degrees. we have clear skies. today we are going to be looking at those nice clear skies all day long, 43 by 10:00, 50 at noon, 55 to 57 this afternoon. just a skosh above normal for this time of the year. kiddos for the bus stop, mom and dad, all the caretakers getting the kids up this morning, well, it's going to be a chilly morning. but by afternoon, i just added sunny and nice for the afternoon. i give it a "b," heather are for bright and beautiful. >>reporter: that's what we like to hear >> and sunny. >>reporter: awesome. i give this an "f." this is the fdr drive as you go onto the southbound side. you can see you're just bumper to bumper and that is because of construction. let's go over to our maps. we'll talk to you what's going on on the other side of the river. as you travel up the inbound side of the gowanus expressway, up by fort hamilton parkway we
traffic being diverted off of fort hamilton parkway because all lanes are closed down. check back to that delay, the delay at the verrazano bridge. also looking at metro north, long island railroad and new jersey transit all running on or close to schedule. in woodbridge, new jersey on route 9 south near king georges post road this, accident has been with us for a while and two lanes closed down as a result of that. minor delays across the board at our hudson river crossings. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. michelle, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the desperate plea from a heartbroken mother this morning for information that would lead police to her son's killer. plus the pictures police want you to see as they track a pair of thieves who tricked their way into their victims'
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it's 5:12. in brooklyn a mother is asking someone to come forward to help find the killer who took her son's life. amonte miller was lured into the bayview houses in canarsie earlier this month. that's where someone tortured, stabbed and shot the 23-year- old. his body was found on monday afternoon, but police have not found one willing witness. >> i just have the memories and i just want somebody to just please help me and just come forward and just say something. >> well, the only clue police have is an image of a livery cab that they believe carried away at least two suspects. however, they can't make out the license plate. anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers. 5:13 right now. new this morning police are searching for a man and a woman wanted in a violent home invasion that happened in east harlem. here's a look at the suspects. detectives say the attack happened last month.
door, claiming to be conducting a survey. after they were inside, they beat the man unconscious and then took jewelry and cash and electronics from his apartment. he is expected to be okay. 5:13. and let's join bill evans with the accuweather forecast. bill. >> join? i didn't know i was coming apart. did you, heather? hey, hey, hey. here's what's going on this morning. we're looking up columbus avenue. whoa! as we get started this morning, the traffic isn't going, and it's a busy morning already. it is a chilly morning, though, with temperatures 38 degrees, the humidity dry, the winds are west at 3 an the pressure has been falling. look at the pressure, it's at 30.31, that's a mark of strong high pressure over us which means a fair weather day today. as we get into a high pressure ridge, the skies are clear, the winds are calm, so that's allowed the temperature to drop off. yesterday's high 53, a little bit below normal. normal high is about 55, and look at the record high 82 back in '98. '98 one of our warmest years on
33 at smithtown to babylon, 28 around brookhaven. 23 west hampton. always a chilly spot when the skies are clear and the winds are calm. it's 37 around belmar. the meters -- 37 around newark, belmar meters are still asleep. light winds this morning, but it's mostly a west wind to a calm wind and that allows the temperature to drop off here from the heating from yesterday is lost in the atmosphere. so we gotta go all the way back to wisconsin and minnesota to see a front here that will squeak into the area as we start to get to friday. so our futurecast will show just that, sunshine today, and we'll have a lot of sunshine throughout the day. as a matter of fact, we start to see a few clouds as we go into thursday, we have sunshine all day long. we're going to be looking at some beautiful weather. we'll be looking at clouds increasing as we go into friday and friday morning rain. now, we kick off april with this rain during the day, during the morning on friday. this will be lasting through much of the day, and then by the time we get to friday evening, colder air starts to pour in here behind this.
sprinkle on saturday, maybe even a wet snowflake. so after school today, looking good, sunny, pleasant, cooler. it's going to be great weather today. you have the after-school sports, soccer, baseball, all that kind of stuff. nice and mild -- and la crosse too. plenty of sunshine, 57, beautiful afternoon. tomorrow sunny, warmer, a couple of clouds late in the day, that's all. we end march like a little pussycat. but april comes in like a lion. look at this. friday we've got rain and 67. and then we've got a cooler day on saturday and it gets windy, and so we could have a sprinkle getting squeezed out, a wet snowflake, and then it's cold on sunday. look at monday. as we go into monday for the yankees' home opener, we'll have a temperature at game time probably about 42 degrees as the astros are in town from houston. that's going to freeze them, no question. they're used to be down in houston. then on tuesday we're at 44. it starts to warm up later next week, but we kick off april
around the area. did you buy coffee this morning? >>reporter: i did. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, lori. >> we need it this morning. >> that's like a life raft. it's not pretty. >> i need a loan, a home equity loan. >> i need a new car. >> i have one child in college. >> all right. i have two. two in boarding school. >> isn't it like so funny? >> thank you, ed. >>reporter: michelle and i, we're just coming right up the back. >> i know. we're in bigger trouble. >>reporter: >>reporter: it'll be here before we know t. on or close to schedule as far as mass transit goes, subway service is also running on or close to schedule. gowanus expressway inbound right near fort hamilton parkway, we have all lanes closed down. traffic is being diverted off at fort hamilton parkway because of that accident. delays are going almost back to the verrazano bridge. woodbridge route 9 south right near king georges post road an accident.
down as you go through that spot. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. michelle and lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. 5:17. new this morning, put to the test, the new problem with the headlights on dozens of cars on the road right now. the disappointing and dim results of a new batch of tests. and a huge fine for the
city of trontee bids farewell -- toronto this morning bids farewell to mayor rob ford, a wild character in life an ford died last week of a rare form of cancer at the age of 46. he'll be remembered this morning with a procession from city hall, ending with his funeral at st. james cathedral in downtown toronto. 5:20 right now. an otherwise quiet afternoon in southern california was made a bit more exciting by a water spout. this was the view as a water spout turned into a tornado off of torrey pines. it dissipated a few minutes after it made landfall. most do. whoa! look at those pictures, though. no damage was reported. 5:21. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill bill. >> well, good morning, lori and and good morning, everyone. here we go. we take a look at what's going to happen today, and happening today is it's going to be clear skies, chilly temperatures. and if you're taking the ferry
forth yesterday what a windy day that was, particularly if you're trying to get on and off the ferry. 50 mile per hour wind gusts yesterday. well, that's not the case today. it's going to be nice. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather, what's going on out there? >>reporter: we still have this big accident traveling onto the gowanus expressway, inbound side right near fort hamilton parkway, accident being clear. all traffic is being diverted off fort hamilton parkway as a result. in woodbridge, new jersey, route 9 headed to the southbound side right near king georges post road that's an accident. two lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. minor delays if you're going to the george washington bridge, the lincoln, the holland, they are all doing just fine. all of that overnight construction has been cleared away. here is a look at the george washington bridge. inbound side moving left to right. you can see how great that's moving, but let's take a look at a webcam and show you the fdr drive which is a mess and that's because they are in the process of clearing away this
we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle, lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the rat encounter caught on camera on a new york city subway train. hear from the person behind the recording that is going viral. and we'd love to hear from you. join us tonight for an eyewitness news town hall meeting. it will be held at the yonkers public library from 7:00 to
on the money this morning, and asian stocks are mixed. >> japan's nikkei dropped more than 1%, but hong kong's hang seng jumped more than 2% on wall street. the dow starts the day up 97 points, 17,633. the nasdaq jumped nearly 2% and the s&p also gained ground. right now futures are pointing to a higher open. and new this morning the first-ever car headlight ratings have been released and the findings weren't so bright. >> abc's candace gibson and reena ninan have this morning's business headlines. >>reporter: good morning. topping "america's money," stocks rally on news from the fed. wall street begins the day at its highest level since the start of the year. >> investors were pleased by
chair janet yellen, saying that the fed will move slowly to raise interest rates. >> plus automobile headlights apparently leave us in the dark despite some new high tech features. >> and an insurance industry study found only one model among 31 tested that managed a good rating. the prius-v and then only with an optional upgrade. the other wrs acceptable, marginal or poor. a boston-area shop will be offering a doughnut ice cream cone on its opening day of the season. that happens to be friday, april 1st. but the shop owners say this is no april fool's joke >> just a chocolate dipped cone shaped doughnut dipped in sugar for one day only. you'll need to work it off the next day >> sign me up. >> that's "america's money." 5:27. terminex has been ordered to pay a $10 million fine. officials say its workers played a virginiain islands resort with a toxic pesticide that nearly killed a vacationing family last year. terminex has agreed to pay the fine and to stop using the
and on its territories. the price of cooling down this summer with an ice cream cone could be a good deal higher. and you can blame it on a spike in the price of vanilla beans. the beans have become more popular with the push to use natural ingredients in food. the world's leading producer madagascar has suffered a poor harvest for the beans and that has pushed prices more than three times higher. it's now 5:28. coming up in our next half hour, firefighters are still on the scene this morning of a massive fire in brooklyn more than seven hours after it gutted several is buildings. in the last hafer hour we learned new detail -- half hour we learned new details on the number of people who were displaced. and it's a chilly start, but meteorologist bill evans says get ready for a gorgeous day. the exclusive accuweather forecast when we soup and sandwich and cannonballs and clean and real and looking good and sandwich and soup
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brooklyn, dozens of people are forced out of their homes after a fast-moving fire. nearly a dozen people were hurt. this is a live look at the scene where firefighters are still watching for hot spots. and a foster parent on long island is accused of sexually abusing children in his care. this morning the search is on for other possible victims. and we're in the clear later today, but right now you're going to need a coat before you step outside. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thanks for being with us, i'm michelle charlesworth in for ken rosato. today is wednesday, march 30th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> this morning we're looking at temperatures at this hour around 38 degrees, and it is going to be a day where it warms up nicely. it's just a little chilly, like i said this morning grab the coat, scarf and gloves. 33 around babylon, smithtown, 28 around brookhaven. we're looking at about 27 toward poughkeepsie. we're going to be looking at 39 montauk and temperatures warming up nicely today.
sunshine and 48 by the time we get to noon out on babylon, long island. we warm into the mid- to upper 50s, but we've got some very warm weather coming tomorrow for the last day of march. weather then heather every seven minutes. how's it going out there this morning? >>reporter: we'll talk about the n trains. we had some issues on the n trains. it was an earlier incident. that issue has been taken care of. but you can expect some delays nonetheless as you go through that spot. then we're also taking a look at some relief as you travel onto the gowanus expressway going inbound right near fort hamilton parkway. we had an earlier accident there. that accident has been cleared away. going into woodbridge, new jersey, route 9 south right near king georges post road, that's an accident. we still have two lanes closed down as you go through that spot. this accident has been with us since about 2:30 this morning at least. we're running on or close to schedule, new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, so no major issues there. our hudson river crossings are minor, no major problems. and, again, a look at the george washington bridge inbound left to right, not a bad ride for you at all.
our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. it's 5:31. and this morning we're getting a look at the scope of the damage caused by a massive fire in brooklyn. five buildings were destroyed. fdny sent out a tweet from the scene on dekalb avenue in bushwick. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live now with new details on the number of people displaced. darla. >>reporter: good morning again, lori. we know that at least 40 people have been displaced, 25 of them went to a hotel taken by the red cross this morning. i do want to show you what's going on right now. the fdny just put a ladder up. they are not putting water on any hot spots, but it looks like they are just taking a look at damage. you know, they are concerned about collapse from the main fire building that started in a church and part of that building has already collapsed. but right now they just want to make sure everything is just
there's no more fear of collapse. but i do want to show you the fire that caused this massive destruction here. look at it. it went from three alarms at 6:00, a real inferno at 10:00 last night here on dekalb avenue in bushwick. it took about 200 firefighters to knock this fire down. five buildings were destroyed, one church, and a martial arts studio. and, again, those people went to shelters this morning, tawm triesed by the devastate -- traumatized by the devastation. >> we lost everything and we're going to a shelter or to a hotel for now, and then see what happens tomorrow. >> right now we roll with the punches i guess. we have nothing, so we have our family an that's it. >>reporter: now, the cause of this fire is still under investigation. you would think with all of the high winds we had yesterday that may have played a role, but according to the fdny commissioner, daniel nigro, he said it did not in fact.
quickly is because of the way these buildings are made. again, the fdny is still here, they're monitoring the building specifically for a collapse. reporting live in bushwick, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, darla. police in nassau county are warning parents about an attempt to lure two 10-year-old girls into a car in wantoning. the girls were walking on monday evening like briar street just north of stratford road. the girls say the driver of a black four-door sedan tried to get them into his car and then circled back for a second attempt. the girls ran until they got home, told a parent who called police. 5:34. and a livery cab driver who was beaten and robbed by three passengers in manhattan is sharing his story. abde la wagah tells us he picked up the passengers monday morning at a strip club in the bronx. when he arrived at their destination in east harlem, the two women and a man attack him.
nose was bleeding and it was in the back, punch me too. i have a lot of pain. every time i get home, i feel scared. >> well, the suspects stole $200. the new york state federation of taxi drivers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to their arrest. turns out the motive may have been marital tensions rather than terrorism, but the hijacking passenger flight is still raising serious security concerns. the hijacker claimed that he was wearing a suicide vest. that was not true. before he was taken into custody on the tarmac by heavily armed police, the accused hijacker diverted the plane from egypt to cyprus, the home of his ex-wife. >> regardless of whether or not this is a real device, there have to be real concerns raised at this point about security there. >> police say the accused hijacker is unstable, their word, and a court in cyprus has
while prosecutors build their case against him. it's 5:35. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look from at 4 times square looking south. we got a great visibility, all the bay down to staten island, great kills bay all the way down to sandy hook, new jersey. that's about 23 1/2 miles, even just around sandy hook. so we're looking at temperatures today that are going to be around 33 with clear skies as we get to babylon. then we're going to be looking at clear skies with sunshine all morning long. a beautiful sunrise on the way. back to our west is this front. we'll talk about this. there's chilly air behind that coming for the weekend. so ahead of that we got this nice high pressure ridge that gives us a beautiful day today. 47 at 11:00, 55 at 2:00, 57 this afternoon, just a little bit warmer than normal for this time of the year. we'll talk about big warmup for tomorrow for the last day of march. how's it going out there? i can guess what this roadway is this morning. i got it.
hint, this is water. >> okay. that's the pulaski parkway? >>reporter: no, it's not. it's the fdny. you're just playing with me. fdr southbound side in the 70s. some cones still set up for you, so you can see that we still have those delays. let's go over to our maps now, we'll talk to you about what's happening with the belt parkway, westbound at lepperts boulevard, a tractor-trailer wandered onto the belt parkway. tractor-trailers not allowed on parkways. here's the belt right near jfk, doing just fine there and the gowanus expressway inbound at fort hamilton parkway accident has been cleared away. n trains expect delays. there was an earlier incident at coney island stillwell avenue, so they are dealing with delays on the n trains, but service is moving through that spot. woodbridge, new jersey, route 9 south right near king georges post road that's a collision. we do have two lanes closed as you go through that spot. minor delays as far as our mass transit is concerned. everything is running on or close to schedule with new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north and our street cleaning rules are in
michelle, lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a long island man is facing charges of sexually abusing foster children in his care. hear from the social worker who says authorities would not listen to her warnings about him. plus another reason not to sleep on the subway. you never know what can crawl up your leg or who might roll
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it's 5:40. and new details now on a disturbing case of abuse in what investigators are calling a house of horrors for foster children on long island. caesar gonzalez mugaburu is charged with sexually abusing seven foster boys. but investigators say there could be many more victims. the suspect fostered some 140 boys in his home over 20 years. social worker debi edwards
alerted authorities for years, but no one would listen. >> but you didn't know they were being sexually abused? >> i had a feeling. i never felt professionally supported to pursue that feeling. >> well, because edwards had confronted gonzalez mugaburu, she says that he threatened to sue. he also complained to her bosses at the longwood district. the end result, edwards says she was prohibited from ever speaking again to the suspect's foster boys. 5:41. new this morning police and the fbi want help finding a couple of suspected bank skimmers. here's a look at the two men. investigators say soren safa and bogden aten sou, skimmed customer information from atms. all of the incidents happened from last september to november. and police say these men hit five machines, one in brooklyn
all of the atms were at att bank branches. it's video is that will have your skin crawl and have you thinking twice before nodding off on a subway train. that's a rat crawling on a man who was taking a nap on a 7 train early sunday morning. now, the big rodent got on board at hudson yards and then made himself at home. a fellow passenger caught the stunning scene on video. >> i'm getting ready to see where he's going with this rat and all of a sudden it gets near the person. i'm, like, oh, gosh >> shocking >> oh, my god. you want to whisper to him something, like wake up. >> well, the rat got off the train at times square. the person who served as the seat -- who served there, he never knew what happened. >> it's for the best. >> it is for the best until now that he's seen it. >> it's for the best. yes, i hope not. bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast. hi, bill >> he was actually whispering the lottery numbers to the guy, but he was asleep >> sure.
>> he was asking where was pizza rat. and he told him to get off at times square. here we go. we're looking across over toward the fdr, all the way out past flushing, the chrysler building, looking really good here. dodge chrysler brings you the chrysler building. this morning we're looking from the empire state building looking south here. we got a nice morning, 38 degrees, a little chilly, a light wind to a calm wind. the pressure is falling, but it's at 30.31, so that's strong high pressure. it's going to give us a great day. normal high is 55, yesterday we were at 53. we'll have a beautiful sunrise at 6:42 and a gorgeous sunset later on today. so it is calm and cold this morning, but by midday we warm up fast. we have a warm day tomorrow, but we're going to end with some rain tomorrow night into friday. some april showers coming in friday and cold air pours in behind that, so there might be a sprinkle on saturday, maybe even a little wet snow. we'll keep an eye out for that. cold air certainly coming in for the weekend and into next week. it's 29 now at white plains, 40 laguardia, 38 jfk, 21 monticello.
you get these 20s, you get a clear sky and you go down the jersey shore, sandy soil there and all the heating from yesterday lost to the atmosphere with the clear skies. no clouds to hold any of that down. so a light wind to a calm wind here allows our temperature to drop off. we'll be looking at a really pretty day today with a lot of sunshine. we're looking all the way back to the great lakes to find any clouz and that's a system that is going to come to us as we get to thursday night, friday. so ahead of that we got a nice day. by afternoon, well, by 8:00 40 degrees, this afternoon mid- 50s. parts of the area upper 50s. and then overnight we we've got clearing skies. tomorrow we start a little warmer in the mid-40s to near 50. so that means tomorrow we're going to get into the 60s, 68, 69 degrees with some clouds late in the day. and then here comes the rain i was talking about that starts to move in here for the morning commute on friday. so be ready for that. i think, you know, the rain on friday could be on the order of an inch or two. here we go. we get that rain. sometimes that rain is going to be heavy in spots, and that rain will be through the day and even into friday night.
will come in for saturday that could squeeze out a sprinkle or a wet snowflake. stop. it's going to be bright. it will be just a light breeze this morning, 57 degrees after school, it's going to be great, plenty of sunshine. partly cloudy tonight, low 45. sunny and warmer tomorrow. we're at 69 degrees on the last day of march, march goes out not like a lion but like a pussycat, but yet april comes in. i mean just a beast going in. it's going to be really chilly. actually going to be cold on monday for yankees' home oarp. be ready for that. the winds will be coming in and out of the north, temperature 42 degrees. astros, yankees 1:00. hey, it's baseball. in our minds there's always a green patch on the brain. that will be getting greener as we get into the latter part of next week when it starts to warm up. but it will be chilly to kick off april as we go into next week. baseball is here. >> yay. whoa!
a rematch of the world series, mets takes on the royals, kansas city, they're in kansas city. >> glad i listened to you this morning. i bundled up, man. still on the weather, sorry. >> hi, heather. >>reporter: hello. let's talk here about the belt parkway where things are moving just fine. no major problems to report. and this is right near jfk. you are in good shape. different story, however, as you go onto the belt going westbound near lepperds boulevard. this is an ununauthorized tractor-trailer. they have to take the tractor- trailer off the parkway and that's where things get a little tricky. route 9 in woodbridge south right near king georges post road that's an accident. all lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln and holland. they're doing just fine. n trains you still have some delays right near coney island, stillwell avenue. an earlier incident has been taken care of. our others are doing just fine. street cleaning rules are doing just fine. over to you >> heather, thanks. a mother in new jersey
restaurant served her family tainted chicken. waffah lannerez brought home an eight-piece chicken combo yesterday from a popeye's in lodi. she says that her children had already started chowing down when they noticed what appeared to be news print on the chicken. >> my boys came and they said, mom, did you eat that chicken on that table? i said don't eat it. there's a print and writing all over. i said what do you mean? so they gave me that piece. i take a couple bite from it, and they say so when i look at it, i was in shock. >> well, she says that her family suffered stomachaches after the meal. we've reached out to popeye's for comment but have not heard back. the lodi health department is investigating and would not comment yet. 5:47. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a violent robbery that was caught on camera. hear from the victim who somehow managed to escape from
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caught on camera, and a young man literally fighting for his life to get away from a thief holding a knife to his throat. now, this is surveillance video from a convenience store in schenectady. the robber grabs 20-year-old rob phelps from behind early sunday morning. the crook then tells a clerk to hand over the store's money, all while waving a knife in phelps' face. he said at that moment he decided to fight back. >> he wrestles me and i throw him against the shelves and i
sure that none of that knife was coming near me. >> well, phelps and the store clerk eventually chased the robber out of the store. the man is still on the loose. phelps says that he had to fight back because he had to save his life. 5:50 right now. restaurant owner in minneapolis is trying to lead by example. seems to be working. she's showing fellow business owners there they can make a big difference in someone's life by offering a second chance. sesse byraz did just that when a homeless man came in asking for food. she fed him, but she also got him to wash dishes and allowed him to come back every single day even though he had a record of robbery and theft. >> dithis for them, for my friends to see, you know, the impact they can make in someone's life just by helping them. >> biresident says the man has shared his food with other homeless people and he's actually turned into a steady worker >> that's great. >> contagious kindness. >> uh-huh.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. 5:54. good morning. six minutes before 6:00 a.m. and we're looking at a nice ride on the staten island ferry here. just a little northwest wind at 10 miles an hour. you know, yesterday the wind was nearly 50, so it's a lot better today f. you're taking fetterry back and forth from bridgeport to port jeff, just a little northerly wind here at about 11 miles per hour. next seven hours temperatures get to near 50 degrees by noontime. we'll be around 57 this afternoon with a lot of sunshine, going to be a great day today. and also today we're going to have a bit of a southerly wind which will really warm us up
we'll talk about that next in your accuweather forecast. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. >>reporter: belt parkway? >> i know what that road is. >>reporter: let's go right over here, talk about the belt parkway. westbound side right near leffers boulevard, unauthorized tractor-trailer needs to be cleared from the belt parkway. also this sprol on springbrook parkway near tuckahoe road, another accident being cleared away. route 9 in woodbridge, southbound at king george post road, two lanes closed down as you go through that spot. here's a look at 495 coming inbound off the new jersey turnpike, eastern spur, that's the road that takes you to the lincoln. vu a minor delay at the lincoln, holland and george washington bridge. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you >> het ever, thank you. 5:55. happening today the new york city council meets to discuss regulating activities in public places, including new rules for costumed characters. the transportation committee will hear testimony on a bill to define areas for commercial
times square. businesses and unions will rally on the steps of city hall before this morning's hearing. no action will be taken on the bill today. 5:55 right now. police in philadelphia have identified four young boys who during a profanity-filled confrontation on a train. >> [ bleep ] >> the outburst was so foul we cannot let you hear most of it. the children were so young we cannot show their faces. police say the four boys are just 6 to 7 years old and one passenger who was attack shot video of them cursing, hitting and at one point even spitting at a passenger and slapping one woman. the children's parents say they are shocked, but they say some adults on the train incited the children. >> i'm really ashamed because i would never have thought they would do something like that. >> they're not kids with silver spoons, you know, born.
from inside the house, through the whole street and everything. you know, and then seeing the strangers starting to entice them, recording them, kicking a kick -- getting a kick out of seeing little kids be kids. >> now that police have identified the boys and talked to the parents, they have reach out to offer help, but up until this point, the police have not received any response. closing in on 6:00, just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, dozens of people left homeless after a row of apartments goes up in flames. we're live in brooklyn with new details on this intense fire. hillary's hometown push, the local landmark where the democratic frontrunner will be rallying support today. and a group of high schoolers in distress during a
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a row of buildings destroyed in brooklyn. we have new details on the six- alarm fire that forced dozens of people out of their apartments. a pair of thieves scammed their way into a man's home and then they go on the attack. and he's standing by his man, donald trump comes out strongly in defense of his campaign manager after he's charged with assaulting a reporter. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> i'm michelle charlesworth in for ken rosato. it is wednesday, march 30th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> well, good morning. it's a little on the chilly side. the temperature has dropped one more degree. it's around 37 to start your day. but we do have a calm wind, so that's what clous the temperature to drop off -- allows the temperature to drop