tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC April 1, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EDT
developing at 6:00 and police open fire on a man in new jersey, striking him several times. we're live on the scene with an update on the investigation. emotional new video overnight. the tearful reunion between a mother and her infant son who was abducted at a mall. where police caught the kidnapper. an we'll see some -- and we'll see some showers this morning. and get ready for a chilly change this weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is friday, april 1st. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. he's no april fool, bill evans with the accuweather forecast >> no, not just an april fool, but a june, july, august. let's take a look outside and show you what's going on.
so we're down a couple of degrees from last hour. temperature will be dropping a little more. but look at these temperatures on long island. this is what the southwest wind we've been talking about over the last couple of days over the 45-degree waters of the atlantic and long island sound, so it makes the temperatures cooler there. i don't think it gets above 62 out there today, even though it'll be in the low 70s around again today. high wind watches for saturday night into sunday, just to let you know that now for your weekend. there'll ablot of wind around with an arctic blast that is coming. a shower there in the atlantic is going to hit suffolk county in the next half hour. otherwise we got popup showers today. we have breaks of sun too, and a temperature of 73 which is way warm for this time of the year. we could have a popup thunderstorm this afternoon which we will talk about on this april fool's day. cold weekend coming up. weather then heather every seven minutes. she's going to be talking the mass transit? >>reporter: that's correct. hudsonburg and light rail suspended in both directions. then we have long island rl,
long island railroad, metro north. l.i.e. going west right near exit 19, woodhaven boulevard, that is an accident. and then we have an accident on 78. it's eastbound side, the local lanes, the ramp to exit 58 in newark, it's closed. the truck is carrying 900 pounds of frozen chicken. >> whroa! >>reporter: now, the chicken is not all over the roadway, it's contained in the truck, but they still have to get out there and upright that truck. pulaski skyway closed down starting at 11:00 tonight lasting until monday morning at 5:00 a.m. they're preparing for a new construction pattern which begins on monday morning. and route 7 it's emergency construction between charlotte circle and fish house road. one lane is closed down in both directions. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. officers remain on the scene right now of a police- involved shooting in new jersey. >> yeah, the sound of gunfire was heard throughout a usually quiet neighborhood. it happened on bellevue avenue in butler last night. eyewitness news reporter darla miles live on the scene with an update for us.
>>reporter: well, ken, we know that the suspect is at least 23- year-olds. he was shot at least four times last night. and this morning we've seen investigators out here trying to piece together exactly what happened. we've seen them outside in the street taking photographs and collecting evidence with their flashlights. we know that the shooting happened at 7:30 last night here on bellevue avenue in butler. police may have been responding to calls of a break-in, and they encountered the suspect when they arrived on the scene. now, at some point shots were fired by an unknown number of officers, striking that 23-year- old suspect up to four times. and at this point it's not clear if the shooting happened inside of the home or outside on the street, but here it is almost 12 hours after this incident and you can see bellevue avenue here is still completely closed off. now, we know that the morris county prosecutor's office is handling this investigation, and we do hope to get more information as the day progresses. the suspect was taken to st. joseph's hospital in paterson
reporting live in butler, darla news. >> thank you, darla. it is 6:03. new information in a big aboutface by a woman who said manhattan. we learned overnight that the herself. the 20-year-old woman initially said that a man had grabbed her by the arm and slashed her across the face. she also said her attacker called her a terrorist. an police say that she made up the whole thing and that she's now at bellevue hospital undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. we have new video to show you of an emotional ending to a terrifying case of a child abduction. this is the moment when 7-week- old asheer simmons was reunited with his family. the infant was taken yesterday from the kings of prussia plaza mall outside of philadelphia. and police say the alleged kidnapper walked up to the child's mother and asked if she could hold him, then she took off. asheer was found about five
the woman accused of taking him has not been identified, but police say that she does not know the family. charges against her are pending. it is 6:04. in the race for the white house, the candidates are keeping close tabs on new york voters. with the new york primary a little over two weeks away, frontrunner hillary clinton and bernie sanders have events planned in the tri-state today. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live in harlem. mallory. >>reporter: ken, good morning. bernie sanders making a prediction that he will take new york, hillary clinton remaining confident, though. one thing is for sure, new york is a prize to be won. take a look at this video from last night in the bronx. bernie sanders spent the evening calling for a revolution. his campaign against the establishment continues today. the sanders campaign will host a women's roundtable conversation at row house in harlem featureling actor rosario dawson. sanders is heading to wisconsin today.
university poll has clinton leading 54% to 42%. >> if there is a large voter turnout, we will win. and if we win here in new york, we are going to make it to the white house. [ cheers and applause ] >> i have earned 9 million votes in this election. already. i have 1 million more votes than donald trump and i have 2 1/2 million more votes than bernie sanders. >>reporter: clearly a lot of passion on both sides there. hillary clinton spent yesterday at a rally at sunni purchase reminding everyone that she is still the frontrunner in this race. today she'll be in syracuse for two events there, then clinton is off to tenafly, new jersey for a fundraiser. the primary will take place in new york on april 19th. there are 247 delegates on the line. live in harlem, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, mallory, thank you. 6:06 right now.
discussed unity with the discussed unity with the republican national convention after coming under fire by his own party for his remarks about abortion. trump was in d.c. yesterday where he sat down with rnc chair reince priebus in a closed-door meeting. the break from the campaign trail came after trump's comments during a forum about punishing women for abortion. the rnc says the meeting was scheduled before the controversy. >> it was a very good meeting, very good people, very -- actually, a terrific meeting, i think. and it's really a unity meeting. >> well, today trump will announce the foreign policy experts that he is working with after a meeting in which he says they agreed with his refusal to rule out dropping nuclear bombs. yesterday the white house condemned trump's comments, suggesting south korea and japan may need to develop a nuclear arsenal. the new york state legislature has passed spending bills through the night, wrapping up the new state budget deal on the first day of the new fiscal year. the budget deal includes a $15 an hour minimum wage. governor andrew cuomo made his fight for $15 a priority. wages will gradually rise over the next few years impacting more than 2 million workers. the new cuomo budget totals $155.6 billion and includes paid family leave, a boost of 6.5% in school aid and a major tax cut for the middle class of more than $4 billion. 6:07. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> well, here we go. we take a look at what's going to happen today, and it's going to be cloudy skies to start. there are a couple of showers around, but most of the area not see ago shower now. they'll be popping up through the day and into the afternoon really. we'll see maybe a popup shower or thunderstorm today with a cold front that's going to come through. temperature is a very warm 64 degrees, cloudy skies and a couple of showers are headed toward suffolk county right there in the atlantic. they'll be moving across fire island, right toward riverhead and on out.
two up the hudson river valley here. but most of the showers will come with the front that's back to our west. could be enough heating tonight to pop up a thunderstorm, some instability and that will be coming up for the arch. cloudy skies, a little shower. take the umbrella. you'll need that. but after school and during the evening a thunderstorm could pop up, temperatures will be in the low 70s. so after school, kiddos, the rain gear. just watch out, you got sports outside after school, you see the darkness in the distance, a thunderstorm coming, you'll want to go inside. be on the lookout for that after school today if you've got outdoor sports. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. ut-oh, you look busy. what is that? >>reporter: yes. this. see? you couldn't guess this one. this is the ed koch 59th street bridge, the elevated tracks over here. as you go snound, you can see we've got lots -- inbound, you can see we've got lots of volume. l.i.e. westbound side lots of volume and that is because of an accident. let's go over to the maps. we'll talk to the l.i.e. first. or the ed koch 59th street bridge first. manhattan-bound accident on
inbound, into the city. we have hudson and light rail suspended and new jersey transit, regular trains, path trains are doing just fine. long island railroad, metro north doing just fine there. is an accident on the l.i.e., westbound right near exit 19. that's what that backup on the is about. 78 eastbound local lanes ramp to 58 an overturned truck. the truck is carrying 900 pounds of frozen chicken. street cleaning rules are in effect for taw. lori and ken, over to you >> won't be frozen that much that. 6:10. and up next traffic tragedies happening in bergen county when a police cruiser plows into a man's car. plus a case of mistaken identity that led to the police shooting of an undercover cop and it's all caught on camera. justin timberlake is the
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a driver whose car was t- boned by police rushing to an accident has guide of his injury -- has died of his injuries. the bergen county prosecutor will release more information on the crash later today. the tragedy started with a police chase in paramus. a motorcyclist who fled a police stop there ended up crashing in maywood. and as other police units headed to that scene, a cruiser crashed head on into the side
old man from hackensack. his name has not been released yet. >> there's traffic and plenty of it, and it's fast. even though there's a speed it's bad. this is not the first fatality on this road. >> as for the motorcycle driver, he's being treated for his injuries at hackensack university medical center. his bail was set at $50,000. 6:14. and new this morning we're seeing body cam video showing a new mexico police lieutenant opening fire on one of his fellow officers who was under cover at the time. >> gun, gun. [ gunshots ] >> that was jason >> wow! >> officer jacob grant was shot several times during the drug bust in january 2015. his own officer. the albuquerque police department just released the video. you could hear the police lieutenant's reaction when he realizes what he had just done. >> are you okay? >> no. [ bleep ]
i didn't know it was you. [ screaming ] >> i thought you were a bad guy. >> oh! investigators say the lieutenant who's accused of opening fire on grant did not attend any of the briefings for the operation. since that shooting officer grant has undergone several surgeries and fortunately is recovering. he was rewarded a $6 1/2 million settlement from the city earlier this week. justin timberlake may have to put on his suit and tie and go to court for copyright infringement. cirque du soleil is accusing the pop star of illegally sampling one of its songs on his "don't hold the wall" track. the lawsuit is seeking $800,000 in damages. this is the third time timberlake has been accused of copyright infringement. 6:15. time to check the accuweather forecast >> and let's check in with meteorologist bill evans outside. >> good morning. here we go. we take a look outside from our
have a pretty good visibility here this morning. it's a little bit of a busy morning here. it's very comfortable outside. we have hardly any wind. temperature 64, the humidity 75%. yesterday's high was 73, but look at normal, it's 56. way warm for the morning temperature at 64. we're 22, 24 degrees warmer than normal. so april starts off warm, but stormy this afternoon. there's a couple of showers around this morning, but this afternoon these thunderstorms could be gusty after school and for the evening. and then we got a slow clearing on saturday with a shower. and then arctic air is going to pour in here on sunday. so we're looking at 67, 68 degrees from northern new jersey, up the hudson river valley. we're looking at this wind out of the the south and southwest, makes it a little cooler on the south-facing shores today where the highs will be in the low 60s and the numbers will get into the 70s. but you see there's spots where the visibility is bad because of that warm air coming up like in islip. .30-mile visibility on fire island and southern state this. is a high wind watch.
sunday, so be aware of that. with this arctic air coming up for sunday there'll be a lot of wind with that too. a couple of showers out across down around atlantic city, a little shower up the hudson river valley and then one that's going to scoot across the southern county. then we get a break here. but the air mass is so soupy, we comes in this afternoon that could fire up the thunderstorms. as we get to noontime, lunch hour, we're at 68 to 70, a popup shower or thunderstorm. and then we're looking at 72, thunderstorm. then you see tonight we clear out and then tomorrow it'll be much cooler and saturday could feature a scattered shower with temperatures in the 50s. it's not the most beautiful of weekends. and then there's a look at sunday overnight. snow to the north, heavy wet snow up above i-287, i-84, that's in the early morning hours on sunday, and then this cold air crashes down for sunday afternoon. so you'll see here on the futurecast. here's that line of showers and thunderstorms for after school.
school, you know, coaches, seuments, athletic directors, students, be on the lookout for that after school when they pop up. and then there's a few showers for tomorrow. and then on sunday morning there's that low sweeping right across. that's going to pull down some bitterly cold air on sunday. so after school watch out for a little lightning around, a scattered shower and a thunderstorm. it's really warm at 6373 degrees. now tonight -- at 73 degrees. now, overnight there's a shower, and then it's cloudy. tomorrow a cooler day, 59. couple showers are possible tomorrow. and then on sunday, you know, i called it a dumpster fire sunday this, is what it equates to, the weather. it's just a bad day on sunday. it's cold. we got some wet snow overnight, gusty winds, a shower around. and look at the low sunday night, 32. but we do warm back up on monday just in time for the yankees' home opener. temperature should be about 52 to 54 degrees in the bronx. maybe a shower toward the end of the game. let's go to beneath the sea this weekend, shall we? the weather is not going to be all that great, so how about we do this, come over to the
convention center and you can check out the dive and expo show "beneath the sea" is a nonprofit organization. it helps children, it helps -- it has all kinds of programs for kids, photo contests. there'll be the cousteaus this weekend. it's an expo and travel show. and there's a big film festival from all over the world. there'll be films saturday night and i'll be hosting the film festival. it's a great organization to learn about the sea and all kinds of fun stuff. something to do this weekend if you're looking for something to do in this chilly weather that's coming your way. so have a great weekend >> sounds great. thank you, bill. over to heather with a check on the commute. >>reporter: behind me we have the l.i.e., light near the cross island parkway. you can see the traffic is moving through that spot. there's some to fog out there. two issues on the l.i.e. on the maps. westbound at exit 19 and then eastbound at exit 27. ed koch 59th street bridge manhattan bound, across that upper level we do have an accident. hudsonberg and light rail is suspended.
buses, path trains, all doing okay. long island railroad metro north doing fine, subways are okay. street cleaning rules are in effect lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 6:19. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, encouraging news for parents this morning concerning the risks of autism in children. and new this morning, a mysterious blast in new jersey leaves a man badly injured. new video ahead at 6:30. in today's tech bytes, a serious upgrade to sire. it can better respond to statements like "i was raped" and "i'm being abused." sire responds now with a link to the national sexual assault hotline. >> and this milestone from apple. it's been exactly 40 years since two self-proclaimed nerds met in a garage and built a computer that would completely reshape our world >> that was the apple i which led to the creation of the world's largest corporation, apple, inc. and all the gadget that is have followed.
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on the money this morning, the dow starts the day down 31 points at 17,685. the all-important march jobs report is due out today. and right now futures are pointing to a lower open. >> overseas japan's nikkei fell more than 3%, hong kong's hang seng lost 1%. well, american airlines getting rid of a feature today that allowed its customers to lock in airfare for 24 hours without having to put down any money. american says that it is switching to the model used by other airlines. that means passengers will be able to cancel a flight and receive a full refund as long as they cancel within 24 of booking. 6:24. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> all right.
let's take a look at what's happening this morning. when we look at our radar, we have, as you see here, looking from the fort lee side of the george washington bridge, low clouz, but no showers here. but there are some showers cutting across the garden state parkway here, headed towards suffolk county and long island and there's one little shower that's running up the thruway here, but that's really about it. so what we will see today is very warm air, temperature 64 in the park, 67 paramus, even 61 here in monticello, 66 in newark. but with a southwest wind, cooler here in brooklyn, queens and out across coastal connecticut and nassau county, suffolk county, long island. got this south wind, that will keep it warm today. we're going to be looking at these humidities that will be picking up ahead of this front. if you're taking the ferry over, a southerly wind here. you'll be just fine. ferry captains are the best on the staten island ferry. here we go. heather, every seven minutes, we do weather and traffic together. >>reporter: that's right. do i have some relief. we had the hudsonberg and light rail suspended with police activity. everything has resumed.
north, subways doing just fine. bqe south on the kosciuszko bridge, that is an accident. also two problems on the l.i.e., exit 19, right near exit 27, ed koch 59th street bridge manhattan bound upper level an accident. our street cleaning rules are nefnght for today. lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. new this morning, new figures show autism numbers are holding steady in the u.s. a report from the centers for disease control shows one in 68 school-aged children is autistic or has related disorders. that's the same figure from two years ago. percentages had been exwreetion since 2007. the cdc says it's too early to tell whether the current figures mean the number of autism cases is stabilizing. 6:26. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a suspect is in the hospital this a police-involved shooting in new jersey. we're live at the scene with an update. caught on camera, a whale watching trip comes to a
developing in new jersey, the investigation into a police- involved shooting in a quiet new jersey neighborhood. new information this morning on a slashing in lower manhattan. the new twist that ended the search for a suspect. and don't leave home without your rain gear. you're going to need it this morning and later today with a chance for thunderstorms. good morning, i'm ken rosato >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it is friday, april 1st. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> cloudy skies over gotham this morning, breaks of sun. sun is officially up in 10 minute from now. but your temperature is 64 degrees. normally it would be at 40, 24 degrees warmer than normal. southerly wind here make it is a little cooler at jfk and laguardia and white plains, coastal connecticut, long island in the 50s. you'll need the low 60s today while the inland numbers get into the low 70s and there'll
just some tiny stuff this morning, but later on today can't rule out after lunchtime a shower and a thunderstorm popping up, temperatures in the low 70s. we're going to be talking about bitter cold and snow this weekend. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. i see you have the e train. >>reporter: yeah, i do, right there. >> i like "e." >>reporter: you like "e"? >> yeah. >>reporter: unfortunately some ems near the e train near archer. we're also hearing that the l train has something happening there. i'll get that out to you as soon as possible. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. bqe southwest right on the kosciuszko bridge, that's an accident that is being cleared away. you have the ed koch 59th street bridge, manhattan bound on that upper level an accident is being cleared away. then as you travel over here onto 78 eastbound side your local lanes, the ramp to exit 58, we have an overturned truck. that truck is carrying 900 pounds of frozen chicken.
scattered all over the ramp, however, it is contained in the truck, but now what they have to do is upright that truck and try to figure out if they need to offload and reload it, so that might be out there for a while. staten island expressway eastbound right near exit 11, that's an accident. but then you have a pretty good ride getting into the verrazano bridge. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 6:32. developing this morning police shot a man several times in a quiet new jersey community. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live in butler with what we know this morning. darla. >>reporter: well, ken, i just spoke with a person who lives down the street here. he told me that it looks like this shooting happened outside yesterday evening. he said there were even officers in his back yard looking for evidence. and that's pretty consistent with what we've seen this morning, lots of officers out here this morning taking photographs and collecting evidence. this is what we know so far. police might have been responding to a call about a
on bellevue avenue here in butler. when officers arrived, they encountered a 23-year-old man. now, at some point police drew their weapons and fired off multiple shots, striking that suspect at least four times. his condition is unknown this morning, but we do know that he was taken to st. joseph's hospital in paterson to be treated. now, here's a live look at the scene. again, you can see people are waking up this morning. bellevue avenue is still completely blocked off. this is some 12 hours after this investigation. homeowners are even telling me that they were not allowed to park here last night, that they had to park outside on outlying streets and walk to their cars. we know that the prosecutor's office here in morris county is leading this investigation, and we expect to get more information from them as this day progresses. reporting live in butler, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, darla, thank you. new details now on the woman who told police that she was attacked in a random slashing admitted overnight that she slashed herself. this happened yesterday in lower manhattan. the 20-year-old woman called
her by the arm and slashed her across the face before calling her a terrorist, then taking off. police say she made up the whole story and she's now at bellevue hospital undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. 6:33. new this morning investigators are taking a closer look at an explosion in north jersey that cost a man part of his hand. it happened in guttenberg. police say a man blew off several of his fingers last night inside an apartment on kennedy boulevard. police are still determining the cause of the blast, but they say it is not terror related. 6:34. private funeral services will be held today for two new york siblings who were killed in the brussels terror attacks. 29-year-old alexander pinczowski and his 26-year-old sister sascha will be buried in the netherlands. they were dutch citizens who lived in the united states. they were heading back to new york city when one of the bombs went off at the airport in brussels. and the nypd is saying that it warned police in europe about two of the brussels suicide bombers a week before the attacks. the nypd's intelligence
about khalid and ibrahim el bakraoui to dutch authorities. the dutch minister says the brothers' radical background was then discussed with belgian police but belgium's federal police department denies that information ever got passed onto them. an nypd lieutenant who was involved in an arrest of a postal worker in brooklyn has been stripped of his gun and badge. part of the arrest of glenn grays was caught on video march 17th. grays says the officer's unmarked car nearly hit him while he was working his route in crown heights. after words were exchanged, the plain-clothessed officers pulled him away and arrested him. the lieutenant who was supervising the arrest has been placed on modified duty. the three other officers involved have been placed on uniform patrol. 6:35. the centers for disease control expects the zika virus to hit the united states hard soon. and officials hope that a one- day summit will prepare state and local officials with how to deal with it. there are more than 150 travel- related cases already and zika is expected to spread here as
mosquitoes emerge. it's already spreading in the virgin islands and american samoa and the cdc says that puerto rico could soon see hundreds of thousands of zika cases. developing this morning, strong storms sweep through the south, leaving behind heavy damage. a tornado is being blamed for bringing down trees in eastern mississippi. one fell near an elementary school. no one was hurt. the tornado also brought down power lines and blocked off roads. as many as 12,000 people lost power. it's 6:36. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast >> yeah, it's tornado season there and it is going to be a rainy day here. and weengd have a popup -- and we could have a popup thunderstorm here, nothing to could produce a tornado. but we could get some lightning today and gusty winds on top of that. as you can see we have a cloudy sky, we can see all the way down to the harbor and the verrazano bridge in the distance. here we go. we'll take a look at the radar. you can see there's a couple of showers that popped up right across nassau county right
that's going to scoot on across towards bridgeport and a little shower here south shore of long island. but the main branch of this or the main body of this rain is back with the front. and the front will come sweeping in this afternoon with a popup shower or thunderstorm. be aware of that, as we could get a shower or thunderstorm starting around lunchtime. arch temperature will be in the low 70s. these popup thunderstorms are possible. this morning you're fine at the bus stop, kiddos. should be great if you want to hang out wt huckleberries. they'll be right there. of course they don't move a whole lot, and so they'll be there after school. they'll have their rain gear, however, and a popup thunderstorm. just watch for the lightning outside. go indoors if you see that cloud in the distance. lightning can reach the ground from as far as 12 to 15 miles away. weather then heather every seven minutes. what have you got going on out there? that looks just down right busy. >>reporter: yeah. this is the bqe coming onto the northbound side getting into the brooklyn bridge. here's the brooklyn bridge, here's the bqe. let's talk about what's happening here.
the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor-trailer. bqe southwest at the kosciuszko bridge you have an accident. you see tractor-trailers are not allowed on the brooklyn bridge, so this guy decided he was going to try that one out, but that didn't work too well for him. e trains, ems activity at parsons archer. l trains mechanical problems at bedford avenue. you have new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. ed koch 59th street bridge manhattan bound it's an accident on that upper level. and then we have problems on the staten island expressway as you go -- actually, on the l.i.e. eastbound side local lanes ramp to exit 58 overturned vehicle. that truck is carrying 900 pounds of frozen chicken, and the staten island expressway bradley avenue a crash. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 6:38. a long island nanny pushes a baby out of the path of an oncoming car. we're getting the details of selfless act and we'll bring you that story next. and a trip aboard the ship horn blower was not the adventure these passengers had in mind.
malfunction left the boat unable to stop. 144 people were on board, seven were hurt, three were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are not considered life threatening. the crash also caused heavy damage to the boat and the pier. newly-released test results are revealing more elevated lead levels in the water in newark schools. latest tests focused on eight billings in the district. out of 324 drinking water samples, 16 showedded higher lead level -- showed higher lead levels. the tests were done on nontraditional billings, including athletic facilities, charter schools and student centers. this is just the first phase of a new lead testing strategy in newark. 6:42. today is record setting. astronaut scott kelly's last day on the job after two decades the new jersey native is leaving nasa. kelly sent out this tweet thanking the space agency for an incredible 20 years. kelly started out as a shuttle pilot.
spent in space by an american at 520. kelly will still take part in the research for his last mission which lasted 340 days. nasa is studying the effects of space life on the human body. encouraging news for new york's tourism industry. state parks, historic sites and campgrounds saw a 5% jump in attendance last year. governor cuomo says an estimated 65.3 million visits were made. the boost in teanance was helped in part by the return of fireworks to jones beach after a five-year hiatus. the annual "i love my park day" cleanup effort is scheduled next month on may 7th. 6:43. it's final four weekend of men's college basketball, and the best of the brackets have arrived in houston. the unexpected participant of the group is syracuse. the orange are the first number 10 seed to reach a final four. syracuse takes on atlantic coast conference rival north carolina in tomorrow night's second game. the first matchup will see villanova up against oklahoma.
for the national championship. 6:43. "good morning america" is coming up next. let's check in with robin roberts live in times square. robin. >>reporter: show some love for the syracuse women. they're going to the final four for the first time in their school history. >> you're right. all right. >>reporter: thank you, ken and lori. we have a seven-week-old infant you've been talking about safe and sound this morning after that terrifying abduction that was all caught on camera. the scary story coming up. we'll have more on that. and the abc news exclusive, the real story behind that viral image from the egypt air hijacking that sparked a firestorm on social media. we're speaking to the man right there responsible for the picture just ahead. and new legal trouble for "real house wives of beverly hills husband." the famous lawyer now at the center of a huge lawsuit accused of stealing millions from his clients and bernie sanders, right? bernie sanders is going to join us live right here in our studio coming up on "gma" >> okay. >> another big show. >>reporter: have a good weekend. >> you too, robin. thank you. 6:44. time to check the accuweather forecast.
meteorologist bill evans. bill. >> it's down right warm out here this morning for this time of the year. should be at about 40 degrees. we're starting out around 64. here's a look outside. sun is coming up now, but we got a cloudy sky. we'll get breaks of sun, as you see, as we look across that freshly-mowed sheep meadow. what a fine job that turf crew did yesterday mowing that lawn. we want to give a shoutout to the central park conservancy turf crew yes. we had a nice day there as we had the first mow. now it's freshly mow, smells great too. southerly winds carrying some of that grass pollen around. we'll be looking at a southerly wind today around 7 to 14 miles per hour. april starts off warm, but some scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. so it could be a bit stormy. it's cooler tomorrow with maybe a shower on saturday. and down right cold with on arctic air on sunday. mid-50s on lyle and coastal connecticut. that's with that -- on long island and coastal connecticut. that's with that southwest wind.
and there's a little fog at jfk, 2 1/2-mile visibility there. .30 at islip. so just be aware of that on the southern state, fire island, you know, heading around there. wind watch is in effect, a high wind watch is in effect for saturday night into sunday for that arctic air coming in. a few showers along the jersey shore and lyle, but the front that is back -- long island but the front back to the west there in new york and pennsylvania, that's what comes in after lunchtime. so you see the temperature gets into the low 70s. there comes that line of showers and thunderstorms at 5:00 and 6:00 this evening. and then pushes through tonight. but the temperatures cool off. and tomorrow you see we could have a shower in the morning on saturday, and then one pops up in the afternoon with a temperature in the upper 50s. then look at the snow for early sunday morning. that's the arctic air blasting in here but that snow is going to be above i-95 in connecticut, really kind of above the merritt parkway, above i-287 and up toward albany. that blasts in pretty quick. but that's the evidence of the cold air that comes crashing down here for sunday.
weather for sports, but just be on the lookout for a thunderstorm with some lightning in it after school if you're outside with sports today. 73 degrees, really warm, normal high is about 56 this time of the year. tonight we're at 54, an early shower, and then cloudy overnight. tomorrow cloudy, sun, breezy. it's cooler. and then the arctic air pours in saturday night. look at saturday night's temperature, 35. and then 43 on sunday. it's going to feel like the 30s. we do warm back up just in time for the yankees' home opener there. you have it, folks, cloudy skies, grab the umbrella. there'll be some thunderstorms after lunchtime today. have a great weekend an be safe. back to you guys. >> thank you, bill. over to heather now with another check on the commute. >>reporter: let's talk subway status. we had son earlier issues with the e trains, ems activity at parsons archer. that has been taken care of. l trains mechanical problems at bedford avenue. bqe, northeast the ramp to the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor-trailer.
bqe southwest at the kosciuszko bridge you have an accident. so this is how the bqe is looking as you come northbound getting into the brooklyn bridge. brooklyn bridge itself is doing just fine. ed koch 59th street bridge, manhattan pound, it's an accident on the upper level. we're also finding some trouble as you go here ontot deegan north exit 11 an accident. northbound west side highway exit 158 you have a disabled vehicle. it's a minor delay coming inbound at the george washington bridge. lincoln and holland 15 minutes apiece. and then taking 78 eastbound local lanes the ramp to exit 58 overturned truck. the truck was carrying 900 pounds of frozen chicken. that's still out there being taken care of. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. the word hero gets overused, but police in rockville centre say it really applies this morning to a nanny who is now in a coma after saving a 9-month-old boy. now, this happened outside 12 hempsted avenue. the 62-year-old woman pushed
way of an oncoming car just before it struck her. the unnamed woman is now in a medically-induced coma. the child is fine, and police say the driver will not be charged. 6:48. another foreclosure and another house lost for "the real house wives of new jersey." couple joe and teresa guidice' home has been sold back to a lender for $100 at this foreclosure auction. the house was part of a federal bankruptcy case which landed them in pretty much. the couple also lost their vacation home last summer in another foreclosure, but they have managed to save their mansion in montville township. well, you may not be able to live like a rock star, but you could vacation like one. and it does not come cheap. david bowie's former vacation home on the caribbean island of mystique is now up for rent, starting at $40,000 a week. the five-bedroom property known as mandalay features a coin
rooms, a dining pavilion. and with all that comes a 10- person staff. the 6.2-acre compoun was sold more than two decades ago, but it still has many of its original features. >> you gotta have a pond. >> they are nice. >> yes, they are. 6:49. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, almost 70 years later there is an official apology coming to jackie robinson for the racism that he faced in philadelphia. when the city will honor robinson's achievements. if you pace 100, you don't get nervous. you either go to a home or behave yourself >> there you go. this 105-year-old spirited texas woman is not nervous at all about her huge assignment just days away, throwing out
new this morning, the city of philadelphia will say it is sorry to baseball icon jackie robinson. the city has passed a resolution to officially apologize for its mistreatment of robinson when he broke baseball's color line in 1947. robinson was taunted with racial slurs by the philadelphia phillies and denied service by a local hotel. his widow, rachel, will receive the apology on april 15th. the 69th anniversary of robinson's first major league game. time is 6:53.
you are never too old to feel like a kid when you find out you're gonna throw out the first pitch at a baseball game. >> you will be throwing out the first pitch of the ranger game. >> oh, my word! [ laughter ] >> i'm so thrill. i can't even think. >> don't you love her? that is an absolutely ecstatic 105-year-old elizabeth sullivan. she's tossing out the first pitch at wednesday's game between the texas rangers and the seattle mariners. the former school teacher is not some fly-by-night rangers fan. isn't she something else? ms. sullivan is getting in some practice for her big day. she's just hoping to reach home plate throwing overhand. but she says she's getting better everyday. >> she looks pretty good, absolutely. >> darn good. >> 105. >> bless her heart. >> look at that. uh-huh. >> rangers better win. >> right? maybe she'll bring good luck. 6:54. and up next a final check on your weather and traffic. plus investigators are still on the scene of a police- involved shooting in new jersey
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police are being tight- lipped about one of their own shooting a man during the night in new jersey. >> eyewitness news reporter darla miles live in butler with the story for us. darla. >>reporter: ken, lori, what we know right now is that a 23- year-old suspect was shot up to four times last night here in butler. he has been taken to st. joseph's hospital in paterson,
this happy at 7:30 last night on bellevue avenue here in butler. police may have been responding to a call regarding a break-in. when they arrived on the scene, they encountered the suspect, multiple shots were fired by an unknown number of officers. witnesses say the shooting happened outside, and here it is close to 12 hours after this incident and bellevue avenue is still closed off. morris county prosecutor's office is handling this investigation. the name of the suspect has not been released. reporting live in butler, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, darla, thank you. we've also learned overnight that the woman who told police she was attacked in lower manhattan made the whole story up after slashing herself. 20-year-old woman told police that a man had grab her by the arm -- grabbed her by the arm and slashed her face and called her a terrorist. police say she admitted to cutting herself and now she's undergoing a psychiatric eveulings. investigators still looking into what caused an explosion in new jersey that cost a man part of his hand. it happened last night in guttenberg. police say that a man blew off several of his fingers inside an apartment on kennedy boulevard.
blast is not terror related. let's check in with again with heather. >>reporter: we've had a pretty busy morning, chickens and -- >> yes. >>reporter: exactly. >> are those free-range chickens now? >>reporter: i really hope not. that would be a lot of money. let's go tot maps and tell you what's going on as far as your subways are concern. it's running on or close to schedule. this is the bqe northbound side coming from the top of your screen down to the bottom where the headlights are getting into the brooklyn bridge northeast unauthorized tractor-trailer has been cleared away. ed koch 59th street bridge, manhattan bound upper level a disabled vehicle has been cleared away. >> thank you. we got a morning where we have cloudy skies. we will have some breaks of sun. it looks a little bit gloomy here over toward 1 world trade and the wall street area. but we have clouds, we have 64 degrees, that's going to be your temperature here for 7:00. couple of showers on long island, down the jersey shore, can't rule out a few sprinkles or showers, but, really, all the action gets going on this afternoon with a shower and a thunderstorm. temperature of 73. then tomorrow it's cooler with
and then sunday is cold. it'll feel like the 30s with some wet snow early in the morning up to the north, and then it'll warm back up next week. be safe and have a great weekend >> thank you. you too, bill. that'll do it for us. i'm lori stokes >> i'm ken rosato. more local news, traffic and weather coming up in 25 minutes. "good morning america" coming up next. have a great day and a good morning, america. tornadoes rip through the south destroying homes and flipping cars as blinding rain and hail pound the heartland. >> oh, my gosh. >> the storm now moving east. millions in its path. and the spring snow that could be on the way to the also, donald trump all smiles after meeting with party leaders while hillary clinton's fed up. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> the democratic front-runner