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weddings are always more expensive than you want. spring for the dejay, the flowers cost more than expected. what if money were literally no object? behold what the russian media is calling the most expensive wedding ever. >> reporter: it's hard to ignore the irony. the woman who once sang "love don't cost a thing" performing at what their calling a billion-dollar wedding. sayid gutsarid, oxford-educated heir to a russian oil fortune, got married to a 20-year-olded bring in russia over the weekend. nobody knows the total cost but the bride said i do in a $25,000 couture gown weighing in at 25 pounds.
walkway that could have rivaled cinderella's castle. the venue was carpeted in flowers. the entertainment? along with the aforementioned j. lo -- every breath you take >> reporter: sting sang his classic "every breath you take." and enrique iglesias was there too. the night ended with a bang is weddinggoers enjoyed fireworks. and it's not over yet. the couple is rumored to be heading to london soon to have another ceremony. nothing exceeds like excess. thank you for watching abc news. tune into gma first thing in the morning. as always we're online 24/7 at
first he said women who get abortions should face a penalty, then he clarified. now candidates are jumping on presidential candidate donald trump's comments about women. but first at 11:00, a security guard at a local high school arrested after police say he secretly recorded a teenaged boy in the bathroom. good evening at 11:00. i'm shirleen allicot. >> and i'm joe torres. bill and sade are off tonight. police say after the security guard recorded the video at roosevelt high school, he posted it online. eyewitness news reporter carolina leid is outside police headquarters in mineola tonight. >> police say the security guard has worked at this school for two years now, that he has no prior arrests and there have not been any problems at this school
detectives are telling parents, talk to your children. if anything comes up, do not hesitate to give them a call. >> reporter: 24-year-old daniel williams tonight facing very serious charges. the school security guard is accused of videotaping a student in the bathroom at roosevelt high school tuesday morning. >> the defendant did go in to the bathroom. did follow the student in and he was able to videotape the student in the stall using the facility. after that he posted it on snapchat. >> reporter: snapchat is a social media app. photos are posted and in some cases quickly deleted, making it difficult to prosecute. but nassau police say the suspect in this case allegedly had the image still saved to his phone. >> the school was alerted of this through personnel at the school. once they found out, they called the police. detectives came. and they were able to view the snapchat. >> do you know about his arrest? >> no. >> reporter: in west babylon
me she had no idea her grandson was arrested. the school superintendent released this statement reading in part the security guard is administratively reassigned to home with pay, meaning he is not to report to work and may not enter school grounds during period of reassignment unless he receives written approval. today williams is out of jail, given an appearance ticket wednesday morning. his family claiming they don't know where he is. >> so the suspect is facing a couple of charges here including unlawful surveillance and child. if convicted on those charges, he's looking at up to four years behind bars. reporting live in mineola, carolina leid, channel 7 eyewitness news. five people are recovering tonight and a driver is in custody after a crash in the bronx. it happened in fordham heights when the driver lost control of sidewalk. first responders rushed five
they're expected to be okay. the driver remained at the scene but was taken in to custody. newscopter7 above the scene late this afternoon on east 165th street in morrisania. police say the 17-year-old boy was hit by a car. the car plowed in to the back of a semi truck. the driver of the car jumped out and fled the scene on foot. so far no arrests. a family from the bronx is desperate for information tonight about a loved one who hasn't been seen since last week. 34-year-old javier horta was last seen friday night on noble avenue. he was wearing black jeans, a black t-shirt, black hoodie and black sneakers. tonight his family is understandably consumed with worry. his brothers are urging anyone with information to call police. >> even like the smallest thing
matter, just call the proper authorities. let us know. let somebody know because we need javier horta back and we miss him dearly. and we just want him back. >> horta has several tattoos on his arms including some that are very distinct. an ink and warrior on his upper left arm, a rose and an arm breaking through a grave. new reaction coming in tonight following comments by presidential candidate donald trump. he said women who get abortions should be punished. his campaign has already clarified those comments but the other candidates are not holding back. eyewitness news reporter josh einiger is in our news room. >> perhaps that's why in the span of a few hours this afternoon donald trump actually issued three different public opinions on abortion. it was his initial comments that drew condemnation from both sides of the political aisle. will it be enough to terminate his candidacy?
rights and their right to choose in their own reproductive health >> reporter: the day went downhill for donald trump in an interview taped by msnbc. host chris matthews tried to pin him down on specifics and for several increasingly tense minutes he managed to wiggle away from the question but then this. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> the answer is there has to be some form of punishment? >> for the woman. >> 10 years? >> that i don't know. >> you take positions on everything else. >> i do take positions on everything else. it's a very complicated position. >> what about the guy who gets her pregnant? is he responsible under the law for the abortions? or is he not responsible? >> it has different feelings, different people. i would say no. >> they're usually involved. >> with that, a bipartisan backlash against trump. within two hours he revised his
saying in a statement, if abortion were crimeinalized, the -- if abortion were criminalized, the doctor would be held accountable. hillary clinton in town for a fundraiser quickly pounced. >> even other candidates on the republican side who run for office haven't gone as far as donald trump has in recent years and what he said today is just among the most outrageous and dangerous statements that i've heard anybody running for president say in a really long time. >> ted cruz and john kasich, trump's primary opponents, also jumped all over trump's comments tonight as well, at least as they relate to women who have abortions. all three men do agree abortion as a practice should be banned.
in the stabbing and robbery of a livery cab driver in yonkers. 62-year-old pedro estrada is charged with assault and robbery. police say he was riding in a cab last wednesday when he attacked its driver, christian rosa amparo, severing an artery. when he ran to a hospital for help, estrada allegedly stole his cab. amparo was hospitalized in critical condition but he is expected to recover. we hear from a mixed martial artist tonight, a fighter who put his training to a different use. he busted in to a burning home in new jersey and helped rescue the people trapped inside. eyewitness news reporter jim dolan is in paterson with details on how this whole rescue unfolded. >> before the fire department even got here, he charged in to this burning building today. he literally kicked down doors to get to families who were inside.
he just knew somebody had to step up. >> you cannot even last more than 40 seconds. that black smoke will kill you, one, two, three like nothing. >> reporter: he knows well how long you can last in smoke like this. this is the house he ran in to today to save at least half a dozen people. the home burning and filled with a suffocating smoke. >> this is how i was doing it. >> reporter: he covered his nose and mouth with his shirt and charged in. >> he ran in there and just everybody, like get out, screaming. he took people out. he ran back in. >> reporter: aberami used his martial arts background to knock down doors on the first and second floors to help families get out. but he wasn't done. there was still a man in the attic. again, he kicked down a door on the third floor and found a man sound asleep in bed. >> i saw two beds, one to the
man in his underwear, yelling at him fire, fire. >> reporter: he helped that man to safety too and finally got out himself. >> he's a hero. there's not that many like that anymore. >> it's the best feeling that i saved and i was there to help out and get these people out and i cannot explain the way i feel to be honest. i've never way. >> mr. aberami has not always been a perfect citizen. he has been in trouble in the past. but what happened today, what he did today, he said changed his life forever. he now wants to live a life of service to others adding by one perhaps to the number of lives he saved today. jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> just incredible. new at 11:00, authorities say a police dog sniffed drugs in a man's car but none were found.
where doctors allegedly pulled more than 1400 bags of heroin from his body. 41-year-old fernando estreya pleaded not guilty. he was pulled over for a traffic violation in vermont leading to the astonishing discovery. the newark schools superintendent tonight took questions from parents worried about elevated lead levels in water. inspectors found elevated levels at 30 public schools earlier this month. christopher cerf says retesting is now underway at those sites as well as testing at additional sites. he says fixing the infrastructure solve the problem will not be a quick fix but he has no timetable for it either. new tonight, it was no knife coming up. what a man ended up having in his hand when police opened fire and shot him. >> also, skydivers collide in midair.
i'm meteorologist lee goldberg in the weather center tracking some severe weather. we're going to show you some tornado footage. a piece of that system is heading our way. for now it will head this way. the wind is increasing. we'll let you know where we're headed, when the rain comes our way. your weekend accuweather forecast is less than 3 minutes away. new at 11:00, a terrifying midair collision between two skydivers and it's caught on camera. amazingly both men survived. video from 14,000 feet over impact. knocked unconscious. control. luckily his reserve chute deployed but he then hits the
sebastian leal broke four vertebrae and is paralyzed from the waist down but he plans to skydive again. video released of a police officer shooting a man he thought was armed. what the cop believed was a knife was really a barbecue fork. the video shows 55-year-old gregory adams getting down on his knees before being shot and wounded outside his parents' home in fort worth, texas last summer. the officer said his weapon accidentally went off. police officers are recovering tonight from injuries they suffered in a gas line explosion in new jersey. the blast happened as a crew tested a new gas line in bayonne this morning. the workers were using pressurized air when a temporary cap blew off, sending debris flying out of the hole, debris that hit the victims. one worker was seriously hurt. the other suffered minor injuries.
a former cheerleader and honor student has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism charge for trying to join isis. prosecutors say jaylen young converted to islam while studying at mississippi state university and was drawn to isis in part by its online videos. she even convinced her fianci to join her. he pleaded guilty to a similar charge. the couple was arrested last summer before boarding a flight with tickets to istanbul. she faces up to 20 years in prison. it's a medical first. surgeons have successfully transplanted organs from an hiv positive donor to an hiv positive recipient. doctors at johns hopkins performed the surgery on two patients. it's a long awaited new option for patients with the a.i.d.s. virus whose organs are failing. until recently hiv positive organ harvesting was banned.
new members of the fdny after graduating from the ems academy. after taking their oaths today, they both proposed to their fiancis and both accepted. the fdny posting this photo on instagram. a big congratulations to both couples and both graduates. many thanks to the loyal eyewitness news viewers who attended our town hall meeting tonight at the yonkers public library. diana williams and david novarro and marcus solis and nina pineda all answered questions from the crowd. viewers also shared story ideas with us about housing, politics, education, and anti-gun legislation. remember, you can also reach out to us at our website, abc7ny. >> our viewers aren't shy. accuweather forecast. calm here but you did want to talk about some severe weather.
oklahoma and kansas and we have incredible video of the actual formation. if you look at this, you can see the tornado making the connection with the ground, and it becomes a tornado at that stage. a super cell thunderstorm has rotating air in the horizontal. when it makes that connection, you can see the tornado form. it's amazing to see it slow down. it's like you have a big whirl and small whirls around it so it's called multiple vorteces. we could have heavy downpours. one home destroyed confirmed near the tulsa area. the empire state building is in green tonight for the new york cosmos' home opener. 47 degrees right now. it's been holding steady much of the evening. south wind at 9. high today, 56 degrees. 1 degree above average. no rainfall. we won't have any until tomorrow evening. so your daylight is fine tomorrow. sunrise and sunset times for
mild thursday. gusty again tomorrow. maybe 40-mile-per-hour gusts. this time the wind is warmer. showers wait to show up till tomorrow evening and that goes in to friday morning at least. above average april fools on friday and then arctic air for the first weekend of april. by the time we get to sunday. so our numbers have been holding steady and the reason for that, more of a southerly wind coming in. 61 in pittsburgh right now. 54, dc. our numbers are going to hold steady if not rise by morning. sun and high clouds, more of a filtered sun tomorrow. note the gusty winds. it's mild but gusty and then eventually the clouds are going to win out as we goeto -- as why go -- as we go to the evening hours. a lot of high thin clouds right now. that's in advance of the warning and the system. there are the tornado reports across the deep south. there's some heavy rain here. a little bit of that could be with us friday morning. look at all the warmth. 70s could be in the forecast away from the coast the next couple of days. we start out tomorrow morning with the high clouds. mid 40s to low 50s on the last
then we go to low 70s in the afternoon. only 60 along the coast with the cooler wind off the water. we're dry during the day. showers can start to pop up tomorrow evening. i think one or two can form. the steadier showers, more widespread, forms toward the morning commute. even heavy downpours around. there might be a break as we go through the middle of the day after a heavy round through late morning. one more line of storms will come through and we'll start cooling off as we go in to the upcoming weekend. 7 a.m., sun and high clouds. a mild breeze is building about 50 degrees. tomorrow, 69. filtered sunshine. 50s, south facing shores. the showers will develop after 8:00 or 9:00 and become more widespread late. friday is an unsettled day. you have to have the umbrella handy. at times the clouds will thin out and get sunny. otherwise there can be a shower and drenching thunderstorm. by saturday, morning clouds and showers. hopefully clearing air near 60. 45, a rain or snow shower in the morning, blustery and cold,
chill as we go in to the first week of april but i think the yankee game will be okay, just a slight threat of a shower and 45 around first pitch. up next, a mysterious bacteria killing elderly people. also, first graders plotting to kill another student. (vo) with thousands of quality pre-owned vehicles... and exceptional customer service, head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales
flip your thinking about buying your next one. authorities in alaska say they've broken up a plot to poison a classmate, a plot hatched by three 1st graders. administrators at a school in anchorage say the young girls planned to use silica gel packets which they mistakenly believed were poisonous. another student overheard and told a teacher. the three girls were suspended but won't face criminal charges. rare and often deadly blood infection for older adults is now spreading in two states.
infection known as elizabeth kenia has sickened 54 people in wisconsin causing 17 deaths. it's now been identified in at least one patient in michigan who died. most of the patients were over the age of 65. the bacteria is commonly found in soil, river water, and reservoirs but does not commonly cause illness in humans. rob powers has the night off. look who's here. laura behnke up next with sports. >> baseball's exhibition season nearly over. all any team wants is just to get through without any injuries. so today was not a good day for the yankees, who watched their fill-in closer leave the game, with no idea when he might be able to return. the knicks trying to play
hopeful this is the big fear of just about every team in spring training. >> the yankees already knew they would be without newly acquired closer aroldis chapman for over a month of the season after his domestic violence suspension, but now they could be without his backup. andrew miller has a chip fracture in his right wrist, just 5 days before the season
the reliever was struck by a line drive comebacker as the pinstripes met the braves today. he immediately left the game and appeared to be in pain. a ct scan revealed the fracture. he'll see a hand specialist to determine the next course of action. 2-0 the yankees win. four days from tonight, it gets real for the mets as they open the season. today the team said goodbye to florida. first though, one final grapefruit league game, mets and nationals. matt harvey on the mound. his final tune-up before opening night. it didn't exactly go that well. he allows the three-run homer to ryan zimmerman. noah syndergaard came in after that. he's the game 2 starter. didn't fair much better. two-run jack to jayson werth. even familia struggled today. the closer with what should be the final out of the game, instead that's an error. 12-1 is your final. mets end grapefruit league play winless in the last 14.
the domestic violence charge against him dropped, maui prosecutors saying his wife isn't cooperating. the rockies shortstop has been suspended by major league baseball since the charges were filed. even the little things can't go right for the knicks this season. porzingis will have an mri on his shoulder in response to his impressive block monday night in new orleans. as the knicks travel to dallas to meet the mavericks tonight, carmelo anthony, 3 of his 31 points right there. but the mavs had some fight left in them. jj barea with the shot to tie this. leaving the knicks one final attempt. langston galloway taking 3 and it's off the mark. 91-89, the knicks another tough loss. right now you could say the state color of new york is orange with the syracuse men and women both bound for the final four. the teams were celebrated at a pep rally today before the men left for houston.
make the final four. syracuse has shocked almost everyone this march. the ultimate goal still out there. first up it's north carolina in the semis on saturday. with the nfnhl players two weeks away, the defending champions could be without a key player for a while. duncan keith has been invited to have an in-person hearing with the league after he was ejected from last night's game against the wild for this. swinging his stick at charlie coyle's face. keith is suspended indefinitely. the nhl can ban him for five games or more. this one could go much longer than five.