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but somehow everyone survived. >> it was going at least 30, 40 miles per hour. >> reporter: eyewitnesses describing sheer panic after the 26-year-old driver lost control on east fordham road. this is cell phone video shot by an eyewitness capturing the confusion after the crash. >> the driver was walking around like he was kind of stunned. he didn't really look like he knew what was going on. >> reporter: the impact knocked this utility box off its metal brackets, spinning it around. it smashed the window. at the top of the screen, a bystander gets knocked to the ground, then gets right back up. >> laying down bleeding. blood on the sidewalk. it was a mess. >> reporter: he usually sits right where that car crashed but yesterday he went for a walk, a walk that may have saved his life. >> i may have been hurt. i just thank god for another day. >> reporter: three of the victims were rushed to the hospital.
the driver was issued a summons for failure to yield to pedestrians. the fourth person got knocked down and jumped back up on his feet. he said he didn't even go to the hospital. coming up at 6:00, he'll tell you what he says saved his life. cefaan kim, channel 7 eyewitness news. now breaking news in new jersey where a police cruiser has crashed in to a car during a motorcycle chase that spanned three towns. eyewitness news reporter carolina leid is live in hackensack with more. >> this is a very serious accident. let me give you a live look of what we're seeing here in hackensack. that police vehicle was involved in an accident with a civilian vehicle. that silver mazda. as you can see police have this whole area surrounded. they've shut down the road. let's start from the beginning. paramus police were in pursuit, in a low speed pursuit of a motorcyclist.
say they lost that motorcycle. from there, hackensack police picked up on a low speed pursuit with that same motorcycle. it was here on summit avenue that a police vehicle got in to the accident with the civilian vehicle. we do not have word on the condition of the driver or the police officer involved in that accident. from there the motorcyclist just kept on going. at some point getting in to an accident in may wood, hitting a car on spring valley avenue. right now that person on the motorcycle is in custody at the hospital and has moderate injuries. back here in hackensack i spoke to a couple neighbors and here's what one woman had to say about the accident. >> i walk my dogs on these streets every single night and there's traffic and plenty of it. even though there's a speed
>> we're still working on a condition for the driver of the mazda as well as the police officer involved in this crash as well. working on those details. the person on the motorcycle is in custody right now and again this police investigation continues. reporting live in hackensack, carolina leid, channel 7 eyewitness news. a developing story on long island. police are investigating the death of a newborn girl found in a bag. that bag was discovered in the backyard of a home in glen head in nassau county. n.j. burkett is there right now with the latest. >> the autopsy in this case will be critical because we still do not know the precise circumstances of the child's death. the homicide squad is on the scene. the homicide commander held a briefing for reporters here just a short time ago. here's what we can confirm for you at this hour.
found unresponsive according to sources in a bag on the back deck of a home here on walnut street in glen head, long island. but this episode actually began several hours ago when police and volunteers medics were called to the home at 8:20 this morning for a 20-year-old young woman with severe bleeding. it was not until doctors examined her at the hospital that it became clear that there was another life involved. and here's what the captain told reporters a few minutes ago. >> an e.r. doctor determined there was a pregnancy involved. officers responded back to this location. an autopsy will be conducted on the newborn child to determine whether the child was born alive or was stillborn. >> investigators tell me all parties involved here are cooperating in the case. to recap, the homicide squad is on the scene investigating after a newborn girl was found
street in glen head. no charges filed. but this investigation is not over tonight. live tonight in glen island, n.j. burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. we just learned the suspect in a shooting at a bus station in virginia that injured a state trooper and two other people has died. gunshots rang out at the greyhound station this afternoon in downtown richmond. all three victims were taken to the hospital. the trooper has life-threatening injuries. and right now the area near the bus station is cordoned off while police continue to investigate. politics now. and the new york democratic primary taking on new meaning this year. it may be late in the primary season but new york is a delegate gold mine. for the first time in years, the candidates, hillary clinton and bernie sanders, are taking this race seriously. both are campaigning here. eyewitness news reporter rob nelson live from the best rally in the south bronx. >> good evening, guys. really a massive crowd.
away from the new york state primary and bernie sanders and hillary clinton are making it clear they do intend to make new york state a fight. both have deep roots here. there are 247 delegates on the line in this state. that's second only to the state of california. >> we're going to cover the city. we're going to cover the suburbs. >> reporter: a day after making a campaign stop at the famed apollo theater in harlem, hillary clinton took her message further north in to westchester county today. >> our campaign is about breaking down all the barriers that stand in the way of you and every american. >> reporter: former president bill clinton hit the trail as well, talking to union members in midtown, and drumming up support in reliably liberal new york city. >> who's the best qualified person to be president based on her service as secretary of state, as senator in the white house and before? it wouldn't be a close question. >> reporter: for both hillary clinton and bernie sanders, new
for eight years as senator, and has lived there for 16 years. as for sanders, he was born and raised in brooklyn and tonight is expected to draw a large crowd for a rally in the south bronx where crowds started lining up hours ago. >> i look at the people supporting him and the message i get is one of love, one of compassion, one of inclusivity, one of bringing people together. >> we have got to lift up the standard of living of workers in this country and throughout the world. >> reporter: a quinnipiac poll released today shows clinton with a 12-point lead among new york democrats. clinton is hoping a win here helps propel her even closer to the nomination, while sanders is looking to cut in to her sizable delegate lead and push the race all the way to the convention in july. >> back here live in the south bronx, i want to give you a sense of the size of the crowd
this line stretches around the block. we got here about 1:00 this afternoon and the line has been building steadily since then. this line wraps all the way around the park. there are several thousand people here. they started lining up hours ago. for it the rally that's set to start at 7:00 tonight. also several celebrities are expected to show up in support of bernie sanders, including actor rosaria dawson and spike lee. >> quite a crowd indeed. on the republican side now, a rally against donald trump wrapping up at columbus circle. eyewitness news reporter jim dolan is there with a lot of people who are angry about trump's comments regarding women and abortion. >> anger, outrage, plenty of both of those today, but more
just shock. people sort of couldn't believe that a person running for the highest office in the land would say that a woman should be punished for having an abortion in america. >> reporter: folks showed up across the street from the trump international hotel today to lend their voices to the growing crescendo of critics who found the republican frontrunner's comments on abortion offensive. >> his comments, his bullying, his bigotry, his misogyny, it's just hard to believe that people are flocking to him the way they are. >> reporter: asked by nbc if women who have abortions should be punished for it, trump verbally stumbled for a moment then dove right in. >> there has to be some form of punishment? >> for the woman. >> there has to be some form. >> shocking. they're going to criminalize women who get abortions. shocking. >> republican party has brought this upon themselves.
monster and i'm not too surprised but it's very scary. >> reporter: even most people who oppose abortion believe in penalizing the people who perform them but consider the women victims. congresswoman caroline maloney demanded with an unusual number of explanation points an apology from trump. mr. trump's statement that women should be punished for terminating a pregnancy was inflammatory and insulting to every woman in the united states, she said. his endless parade of gratuitous disgrace. many republicans seem to agree. >> he has to spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to made. one-issue crowd. a lot of the people here also upset about trump's proposal to
japan, maybe even saudi arabia to build nuclear weapons. a lot of people calling that idea catastrophic. reporting live from central park, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. the alleged mastermind of the paris terror attacks will likely be extradited to france. authorities in belgium authorized the transfer today. his lawyer says abdeslam is promising to cooperate with the investigation. he's accused of helping plan and execute the attacks on november 13th that killed 130 people. meanwhile in brussels authorities say they are ready to resume flights from the bomb damaged airport but not until tomorrow evening at the very earliest. the civil aviation authority and fire department have given the authority to open testing. the airport will only be able to run at 20% of its normal capacity. world leaders are gathering for a nuclear security summit in
is addressing a growing threat. he's talking about north korea with leaders from japan and south korea. north korea is seen as a growing threat with increasing aggression and weapons testing. over the next few days leaders will address topics including keeping nuclear materials out of the hands of extremists. the zika virus may be affecting more of the tri-state area. coming up, we'll show you where the cdc says the virus carrying mosquitos could be. >> do you see anything funny about this money? she was tipped off cashiers when these bills. >> it could be the safest vehicle on the road. the pope's new york city ride. >> we're taking in some beach volleyball here in central park. beach volleyball season is back. fresh sand in the courts. we're celebrating central park's
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lawyers for the man charged with killing an mta bus driver rejected a plea deal today. he's accused of stealing a truck after drinking at a manhattan truck two years ago. police say he crashed it in to 49-year-old william pena's bus. his blood alcohol level was double the legal limit. the bus driver's girlfriend demanded justice. >> what he did wrong that day was get to work on time. and his life was taken. we will forever have to live with his loss. >> willby is the nephew of model and actor tyson bedford. he's charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, and dwi. the case has been adjourned till may. airport workers at newark and kennedy airports are demanding higher pay and safety training.
baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants went on strike last night. the workers say they're on the front lines of making sure the airports are safe for passengers and say they deserve a raise of up to $15 an hour. >> between the greedy and the needy. and airport workers work hard every day and deserve a living wage. >> the workers also say they need proper security training and extra time to do security checks on planes. a strike right now not impacting any flights. two 19 -year-olds are accused of trying to use counterfeit cash in nassau counties. krystal joushan and sarah abraham faced a judge for petit larceny charges. the two tried to use fake $100 bills to make purchases at several stores. these bills, by the way, are clearly marked at the very top, for motion picture use only. on top of that police say when the teens tried to run away from the scene after trying to pass
parked car and a pedestrian. the injuries were minor. so how much does the pope's fiat go for? one lucky person is now the owner of that fiat used by pope francis during his visit to new york city. just before the auction ended, the price tag was at $300,000 for a fiat. no word yet on exactly how much the vehicle sold for. the money will go to catholic schools and charities. cardinal timothy dolan will meet with a winner at st. patrick's cathedral to bless the car. they're lining up at the local malls not for new iphones or new clothing. about 250 people showing up at the short hills mall in new jersey to preorder the tesla model 3. the model 3 is less than half as much as tesla's other pricey electric vehicles. industry watchers see the introduction of this car as a test for whether electric cars
by that line, probably can. central park is getting ready for summer. today is the first official lawn mowing of the season and eyewitness news is part of it. >> kind of part of it because lee goldberg is supposed to be taking part. i'm not seeing any mowing. i'm not even seeing sheers. what's going on, lee? >> they took the weed whacker away from me. >> [ laughter ] they didn't trust you. >> apparently my methodology was not to their liking. they're very particular how they monitor this beautiful meadow. we're on the eastern side of the meadow. 900 feet away, tavern on the green. everybody rolling around the park in their inline skates, on bicycles, jogging around. it's a beautiful day. it's a great day for central park's first mow kicking off the big screen season and our own bill evans, a lot of pomp and circumstance at noon time. he looked at home like he was
just starting up the mower and going across. they finished it in no time. he did a great job there. amy freeze will be back at 6:00 with a full report. this is 15 acres. central park conservancy which takes care of the park has to mow 300 acres all across central park. 7 and a half tons of grass seed in the park they have to use. they have to deal with 26 ball fields. and they plant 194 bulbs which are all popping up and the magnolias are popping up. it smells great. how about the accuweather forecast. i just hope we're not coated in white by sunday morning. let's give you an overview of the park. you can see what the park looks like. expansive 15 acres where temperatures are still in the low 70s. feels fantastic out there. we've dropped to 68 with the wind out of the south southwest. pressure is on the fall and the high today, 72. official number might be around 72 or 73. in terms of tri-state temperatures, you're looking at
coast with the wind off the atlantic. we've been off to the races where we can hit 75 tomorrow. this is something we alluded to yesterday. just below advisory criteria but pretty good gusts at 45, could goeto to 40 miles--go to 40 miles per hour. you need the umbrella after 8:00 or so. i think showers become more widespread in to tomorrow morning. might have a shower or thunderstorm through late morning. maybe a break early afternoon before stronger storms kick up with a cold front. satellite has high clouds. showers back to i think we'll have showers after 8:00. steadier showers and thunderstorms are still getting past indianapolis and detroit. they're not going to be here until later tonight if not in to the day tomorrow. in terms of our futurecast, this is how it plays out. couple showers around at 8:00. watch how they blossom as we go through eyewitness news at 11:00. more so in to the morning hours. couple downpours for your morning commute.
strong storms may kick off late in to the day in to the evening hours. a few of those could have strong gusty winds. here's your accuweather forecast for tonight. any showers will be spotty the first part of the evening. have your umbrella for the morning commute. note the temperature, 60 degrees. tomorrow low and mid 70s. especially if we can break the sun out at times. there will also be showers and thunderstorms at times. have your rain gear ready for that. could be downpours and gusty breezes. tomorrow night after an evening shower things will quiet down. mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies. coming up at 5:30, we're looking at that saturday map. a question on the morning rain. a huge cool-down as we have an arctic april blast. worst case scenario, could be a dusting of white here in the park. probably only a 20% chance of that. it's not out of the question. it will feel like 30s on sunday. enjoying the first mow and spring here. it's packed right now.
over the right shoulder there. >> i got it. [ laughter ] the u.s. soccer federation in hot water today. >> several u.s. women's national team players say they're paid significantly less than men. we'll show you the difference. >> the post office says it can't deliver mail because of 15 pounds of pure terror. i'm marcus solis. the story coming up. >> and just a few months left of school and summer fun is on the brain.
the fight over equal pay spreading to the soccer field. several stars from the world cup winning u.s. women's national team angry over what they say is wage discrimination. they say it's not fair their male counterparts earn more when the women are the best in the world. brandihitt--brandi hitt is live in los angeles. >> they believe they deserve a much larger cut of the revenue they've helped rake in, especially when compared to the men's salaries.
solo and three other high profile teammates believe they should be compensated fairly. filing a federal complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission. lloyd tweeting, historic moment. proud of the strength of this team. >> we continue to be told we should be grateful just to have the opportunity to play professional soccer. >> reporter: appearing on nbc's today show, their lawyer also cited the women's 2015 contribution to u.s. soccer revenue. >> made over $16 million from this team. the men's team caused a $2 million loss. >> reporter: in the complaint the u.s. women's players claim when their salary is broken down with potential game bonuses they make $3600 to $5,000 a game. the men make up to nearly $17,000 a game. >> they have to fight for their equality. i think the sports world is taking notice of that but still there's a ways to go. >> reporter: a similar
world with this statement from a major tournament director about women players. >> they ride on the coattails of the men. >> reporter: the u.s. soccer federation says our efforts to be advocates for women's soccer are unwavering, adding we are committed to and engaged in negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. >> it's unclear how long it may take to resolve this complaint but it comes just before the summer olympic games in brazil where the u.s. olympic team is competing for its fourth straight gold medal. still ahead on eyewitness news, zeroing in on the zika virus. the tri-state part of a new mapping program released by the cdc. what health officials are doing tonight to keep us all safe. >> no laughing matter.
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our top story this half hour, expanding expectations of areas where the zika virus could hit. take a look at our area. so far the virus has been found mainly in the caribbean and south america but the cdc released an updated map of where mosquitos who carry the virus could potentially be found. >> eyewitness news reporter stacey sager spoke to health department officials about all this and she's live in lower manhattan with more. >> this latest map, it hadn't been updated in years so this updated map does show the potential for these types of mosquitos to reach our area. but a lot to keep in mind here. first of all, remember, these mosquitos only transmit the virus. in order to do that, they first have to bite someone with zika. >> reporter: just when new yorkers are finally looking forward to warmer temperatures, some news from the centers for
public health officials here in the city abuzz. seems the cdc has revised its previous estimates about the two mosquito species known to carry the zika virus and the newest map shows the species may now extend in to the tri-state area. >> that's a little scary especially if you're think ing about having children or if you're pregnant. >> reporter: the virus, while mild in most of us, is much more threatening to pregnant women because it carries birth defects. however here in new york city health officials insist they've tested and tested for the main type of mosquito known to transmit zika and they haven't found it. they have found its cousin, the asian tiger, but its power to transmit zika consistently is still in question. >> this mosquito in new york doesn't seem to be very good at that. doesn't seem to be very good at taking virus from one person to another person. >> reporter: still the city
for west nile, there will be larvaicide for the asian tigers. the mosquitos only spread the virus. they have to first bite someone who is infected. >> we're optimistic we're not going to have local transmission here in new york. however, we are prepared for everything. >> once again, assuming these mosquitos even reach our area, they first have to bite someone who's infected. right now there's only a few dozen people infected with the zika virus and those people obviously got the virus through traveling. those people in our area, they didn't contract the virus here in new york city. a few ways you can also be prepared, get rid of any standing water on your property. get set to use a lot of insect repellent and obviously if you're pregnant, avoid the affected areas. live at city hall, stacey sager, channel 7 eyewitness news. on long island the suffolk county police have a new approach tonight to fighting drug crimes.
for residents to call if they neighborhood. >> suffolk county police have also changed the way the department responds to and prioritizes drug tips. additionally it's looking at drug overdoses to try to track down dealers in those cases. new information about a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death then hiding her body. zambrano entered a charge to first degree murder. he was found later in virginia and arrested. zambrano's sentencing is scheduled for next month. he faces up to 28 years in prison for the murder and a separate attempted burglary charge. the all clear has been given tonight at an elementary school in brooklyn that was evacuated
the smell of gas was detected inside ps204 in bensonhurst. around 1:00 the school got the all clear. nypd's 62nd precinct posted a photo of kids giving a thumbs up as they headed back to class. a security guard at a high school on long island is free tonight following his arrest for recording a student in the bathroom. police say 24-year-old daniel williams walked in to the boys bathroom at roosevelt high school in nassau county while a 16-year-old boy was inside a >> williams is charged with unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child. 11th. williams has been suspended with his job with pay. the smithsonian changeing
acknowledge the sexual assault allegations against bill cosby at its new african american history museum. the exhibit at the national mall will display two items from cosby's acting and standup comedy career. originally directors said the exhibit would allegations. a warning tonight about a popular social media trend right now that can be dangerous. the banana peel challenge shows people slipping and tripping on purpose. it can also be risky. >> reporter: at first glance it seems harmless. kids walking on banana peels hoping to debunk the classic banana peel cliche. but instead, the latest viral challenge is attracting thousands of clicks online. and even this jimmy kimmel parody. >> you want me to slip on it? >> reporter: but it's no laughing matter.
kids get and it seems like a good idea at the time. >> reporter: experts say these kinds of fall could leave to long-term or even permanent damage. >> adolescents often think they're invincible or immortal. >> reporter: it's not the first dangerous fad to become a fad on social media. there was the cinnamon challenge, in some cases causing long-term lung damage. then the duct tape challenge which ended with a brain aneurysm for a 14-year-old. >> i regret doing that challenge that day. >> reporter: the video credit would starting the banana challenge has already been retweeted over 100,000 times and duplicated by hundreds. >> a frank honest conversation about the reality of the risks are often enough to help teenagers move in to the real world and out of that social media world.
news, nearly two dozen dead after a bridge overpass comes crashing down. we're going to take a closer look at this dramatic video that shows the moment it collapsed. >> plus a cookie dispute ends in a secret settlement. we'll have the details on the sandwich cookie rival ry. >> after today's warm weather,
shocking video of a bridge overpass literally collapsing on a busy street filled with pedestrians and traffic. we've got surveillance video that shows the moment the 300-foot section of the span, which at the time was under construction collapsed in the city of colcotta, india. elected officials said a private
deadlines for completing the construction. a federal judge has approved a sweeping plan to reduce solitary confinement in state prisons. it will reduce the frequency, duration and severity of solitary confinement. the federal judge says the new settlement will also provide more humane conditions in state prisons. the state has about 4,000 inmates in solitary at any given time. pepperage -- pepperidge farms and trader joe's have come to a deal. the two reached a mutual agreement to settle and to make no other comments about the dispute. the cookie maker sought undisclosed damages and a stop to future sales of trader joe's cookies. >> serious about their cookies. the case of the tiny dog versus the postal service. we've got that story coming up.
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we have a developing story for you. a manhole explosion causing a big mess. >> eyewitness news reporter tim fleischer is live in sunset park. >> a big mess. you could say that, yes. but this is probably the worst way to start your day. look at this right here. this is a 300-pound transformer cover that has landed on top of this car. smashed the windshield. smashed the top of the car.
today when con ed crews were in the neighborhood. they were working in this area. and what happened was apparently some lines got touched or crossed down in this hole here. then an explosion occurred. then that manhole cover or transformer cover then shot out of this hole and ended up on top of this car smashing the windshield and damaging the whole top of it. this is alberta wilson's car. i have my sympathies to you. when you saw it, what were you thinking? >> we were in shock. we were in total shock. we were at home watching tv. all of the sudden we smell smoke. we come down running. smoke coming out of a pothole. we call 911. the fire department came. con edison came. we go, thinking everything is okay. she goes to work. i go to the park with my boy. we hear a boom and we're coming back and as we go back, we see this on top of our car. i mean, it's just crazy.
>> i believe so. i believe so. but thank god we are okay. because we were inside the car earlier when the first smoke came out. we came inside the car thinking that it was going to be the safest place to go then we come and we find this. just glad we're okay. i'm in shock. i'm in total shock. >> very much so. i can imagine. here it is. let me show you again. mr. wilson's car badly damage. probably totaled at this point as a result of this. that thing weighs 300 pounds i'm told. mr. wilson said three men tried to pull it off and could not do it. i think they're going to have to figure out a way to get a hook and pull it out of there. this is a way to ruin your day. reporting live in brooklyn, tim fleischer, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> we're wondering where the mayhem guy is. >> exactly right. >> new york city, got to keep your head up. >> he could have been standing there. >> lucky, lucky. >> you look pretty clean after mowing the lawn. >> i ran 5 miles too.
>> didn't even break a sweat. >> i don't know about that. i got the fan going. outside we go this afternoon. we were just in central park for the first mow. it is a beautiful afternoon. dramatic looking sky. the winds are getting very strong and the skies are looking dark. you do not have imminent storms. but our winds are gusty and we have clouds around. there may be a shower after 8:00 this evening. south wind about 6 to 20 miles per hour. you see the numbers. a lot cooler in riverhead at 54 with the wind coming off the chilly atlantic. lower 70s, interior new jersey. you can easily see mid 70s tomorrow. march has been a super warm month. only seven days below in blue. it's the fourth warmest march on record. we finish with a 73-degree day. numbers will slowly drop to the 60s. there's a super pleasant evening. and there's this really nice balmy breeze. right after 8:00, 9:00, spotty showers will start to develop. you might get away with it till
then the showers start to become more widespread. probably a wet morning commute for many. even a rumble of thunder. that would be isolated. the winds are going to be picking up tomorrow. then it's going to be very changeable. at times there will be clouds, breaks of sun. other times, showers and thunderstorms around. i think if there's a break in the action for a few hours, it would be early afternoon before storms begin to fire up toward the evening commute. we get in the low and mid 70s. some of the storms late day could be strong. here's the way the futurecast is depicting it. notice how there's very little action going on. very mild. however, later we start to see the showers blossom tomorrow morning. scattered showers around. a lot of them light. there might be a few heavy downpours. isolated rumbles of thunder. hopefully after midday, may be after noon or 1:00, there's a little bit of a break before more storms fire up through 3:00 and leave the coastline at 5:00 or 6:00. air quality tomorrow will be moderate. the uv index at 2.
showers will knock down the high tree pollen. 7-day accuweather looking like this. very up and down forecast. unsettled but warm day tomorrow. saturday is just under the 60-degree mark. i think clouds will be slow to break. might have rain that will last in to the midpart of the day. arctic air coming in on sunday. there could be rain or snow showers, maybe north and west of higher elevations. actually light coatings. that would be worst case scenario. no matter what, blustery and cold. 43 feeling like 40s. look at the lows early next week. upper 20s and lower 30s. the yanks should play on monday. unfortunately the rain is looking like it comes in during the middle of the day, early afternoon. not a game canceling rain but a couple showers. temperatures around 50 to 53. on tuesday it's colder again in the low 40s. and we really don't bounce back until late next week. after that it's kind of a rude awakening. the meadow is supposed to open on saturday.
it was fun out there today. this is that time of year. parents signing up their children for summer camp. tonight, how to make the most of that experience. >> remember those days? tonight we're going to take a look at how you should prepare. kristin thorne has your summer camp 411. >> reporter: mindy finkelstein of plainview made a big decision for this summer. she's sending her 8-year-old daughter to sleep away camp. >> she feels she's ready. she's excited. >> reporter: what child wouldn't be? endless hours of running and playing, all without mom and dad. but for parents, it can be nerve-wracking. >> you want to make sure they're there to take care of your child in a loving way. >> reporter: we asked camp experts karen alford what parents should look for in a sleepaway camp. alford works for camp specialist, a free camp placement service. >> they should be looking at the facilities, the grounds, make sure that the camp is reinvesting money in to the
their facilities, that they're adding new programs. >> reporter: alford says do a tour of the camp with your child the summer before you want to send them so you and they can see the camp in action. talk to your child but what he or she wants in a sleep-away experience. and really get to know the camp management. >> would you be able to comfortably pick up the phone if you had any concerns? you want to make sure the management just understands you and that there's a comfort level. >> reporter: if you're just not sure if your child is really ready for sleep away camp, there are camps that just have two or three-week sessions. there are also some camps that offer rookie weeks or rookie days. >> basically it's an opportunity for them to try out the camp, see what it's like to spend the day at camp, have an overnight at the camp. >> reporter: alford says there's no magic age when children are emotionally ready to attend sleep away camp because all children all different but she said most start at 8 years old or going in
kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. the producers of the broadway hit hamilton are changing a casting notice, saying actors of all ethnicities are welcome to audition. the casting notice originally called for non-white men and women who can sing and rap. they said the wording was inconsistent with its policies. they're casting for roles for non-white characters but say all are encouraged to audition. still ahead, cute pup or tiny terror?
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snow, but that dog and that bark is keeping mail couriers from their appointed rounds. a 15-pound bichon shih tzu. >> i couldn't believe because of a barking dog that they would actually suspend somebody's mail without getting any further information before actually doing that. >> reporter: emily got a notice this week saying leo was unrestrained and threatened the mail carrier. nonsense she says. >> he's never bitten anybody, never attacked anybody. is he a loud barker? yeah. but he gets excited when he sees people because he likes people. >> reporter: most days leo is home alone. the front door is locked. but recently fabrizio was home, the front door was open. leo was behind the storm door and barked. >> in my opinion he was angry because the dog was annoying him and he kicked it to say stop barking. but when i confronted him, that's when this whole thing happened.
tells a different story and in a statement the postal service says this is the second time our employee felt threatened by this dog. mail delivery will resume as soon as the resident can assure us the dog will be restrained. fabrizio says she won't sign any type of agreement because she feels it's unnecessary. >> in this complex alone there are tons and tons of dogs. he's got to come in contact with while. >> reporter: which means the standoff continues. a rough situation indeed. marcus solis, channel 7 eyewitness news. there's still much more ahead. >> eyewitness news at 6:00
tonight exclusive video of an out of control car crashing in to several pedestrians. they survived and tonight we hear from one of them. first we're following breaking news. a police chase ends in a crash with another car and the victims are rushed to the hospital. good evening at 6:00. i'm liz cho. bill is off tonight. the chase went through three towns in new jersey. it started with officers chasing a motorcycle in paramus and moved in to hackensack where the police car slammed in to a car. eyewitness news reporter carolina leid is at the scene with the latest. >> paramus police started with a speeding motorcycle going by them and at some point on route 4 they lost that driver, that person on the motorcycle, which leads us right here to hackensack. a live look at the scene here, hackensack police picked up on this low speed pursuit, got in to the accident you see there
civilian vehicle here on summit avenue. right now no word on how either the officer or the person in that vehicle are doing right now. from there the motorcycle according to police kept on going, hit a car in maywood on spring valley avenue, this all happening in the middle of the afternoon, right around 2:00 this afternoon. residents tell me they can't believe all of this unfolded at that time of day. >> rush hour, got to let the guy off, unless he did something really, really bad. >> they can't take any chances. i support the police. >> and the person on that motorcycle suffered moderate injuries according to police. he is in custody and at the hospital. reporting live in hackensack, eyewitness news. we're going to stay in new jersey for our next story, it's