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>> opening day for the yankees fell victim to the rain and the cold. the home opener delayed until tomorrow when it would just be down right cold out there. meteorologist lee goldberg is outside of our studios with much more on the cold tonight ahead. >> turns out the lion was in april. april showers are one thing. but april snowshowers and wind, thunder, hail, we've had it all. now it's a raw rain. we've just had a wind shift. winds are picking up and the temperatures are about to drop again. wait till you see what happens as we go through the evening hours. the temperatures really plummet. another one from poughkeepsie that was just tweeted in. 4 to 5 inches of snow in poughkeepsie. unbelievable. we started out with that day near 80. that was thursday last week. we've just continued to plummet and now way below average with a couple days of snow across the area. the winter weather advisories will go down as we go through the early evening hours but the freeze warnings will stay up. we may have those for the next two nights, a freeze warning for coastal connecticut, lower westchester, new york city, new
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central and southern new jersey. low ceilings, fog, airport delays, gusty wind. now down to 39 degrees and it feels like freezing. our numbers down to 33 in white plains. we're in the 20s in newburg and monticello. in april in the afternoon. back edge of the rain getting close. mixing over with some snow showers across parts of connecticut. this rain will roll offshore in a couple hours. temperatures will continue to drop. you see how much of the rain is offshore by 8:00 or 9:00. we're already freezing or below, up to the north and west. we'll clear out tonight and the winds will crank and those 20s will feel like teens tomorrow morning. in fact, even some single digit wind chills well north and west. this is fierce cold air for the beginning of april. here's what you need to know. rain and snow showers will wind down this evening. make sure you're bundled up. cold north wind will strengthen. near record cold tomorrow. record low is 21. we're not far away. wake-up wind chills in the teens and single digits. doesn't just last tomorrow. we'll let you know when it tries to warm up in the 7-day
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meanwhile, it's blustery and nasty outside. >> a workout for your arm. more gun troubles tonight for new york city schools. for the third time in three weeks, a gun has been found on campus. this time it was a loaded gun. we've just learned three students are tonight in custody. it happened at ps169. this is on east 88th street in manhattan. what in the world is going on? mallory hoff with the latest. she's on campus. >> that's the very question we're asking right now. we do know a loaded gun found here on campus. three students now in custody. a lot of questions are being asked. take a look at this. this is ps169. this is 110 east 88th street on the upper east side. most importantly here, no injuries. police are investigating. this is a school with k through 12 students. here's what we know. a 13-year-old was reported to have been menacing students with a gun. school officials located that 13-year-old. he didn't have the weapon on him. they found the weapon in the pocket of a 15-year-old student
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box of ammunition in the custody of a 14-year-old. the education department put out a statement saying in part, this incident is deeply alarming. we're working closely with the nypd as they investigate this extremely disturbing report. nothing is more important than the safety of all students and staff and there is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind. the president of the union for school security officers, gregory floyd, spoke with us about this situation. >> ironically, the guns being found are not in scanning schools. they're being found in nonscanning schools. which means the need for scanning is there. >> still unclear right now how this student got ahold of this loaded gun to begin with and why they would have brought it to school. live in the upper east side, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. disturbing video. we're seeing it for the first
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autism punched at school. school worker has pleaded guilty to hitting the student. the tape of the assault has been released. and the parents have filed a lawsuit. eyewitness reporter lucy yang. >> this $5.5 million lawsuit will center heavily on the surveillance video, which we're going to show you, so you can judge for yourself. it does show a paraprofessional striking an autistic student in the lunch room. >> reporter: annatole is 15 years old. the nightmare is far from over. >> my son now, even when we pass by any school, he runs away from me. he's afraid of the school building now since what happened to him. >> reporter: it was august 2014 inside ps225 in brighton beach. we're told the young autistic student, who has the mental capacity of a
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you see the paraprofessional approach young anitole, then the blow. >> it is outrageous and unacceptable for a school paraprofessional to punch an 11-year-old autistic child. >> reporter: the worker, 59-year-old milton parker, pled guilty last april to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to anger management classes. he's since retired after 26 years with the department of education. parker reportedly defended himself by arguing the student had thrown the first punch and he was simply responding in kind. the student's family is striking back with a $5.5 million lawsuit against parker, the department of education, and the city of new york. >> this young man had to double his medication after this incident and his autism has gotten worse. >> in the video you do see the student strike paraprofessional.
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worker with disabled children should know how to respond in nonviolent, non-confrontational ways. we're live in downtown brooklyn tonight. lucy yang for channel 7 eyewitness news. murder charges against a teenager in westchester county accused of killing a student at iona college. 18-year-old brandon lawrence shot and killed early this sunday morning. happened in lincoln park in new rochelle. police say he was hit by a bullet, intended for somebody else. lawrence found bleeding on the ground, on the park's baseball field. they tried to save him but police say it was simply too late. >> i love my son. i loved him dearly. and he was killed so senselessly. senselessly. he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> 19-year-old stevenson desires charged with second degree murder. a couple was killed on long
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driver slammed in to their truck. 67-year-old william kear and his 66-year-old wife joanne were pronounced dead at the hospital. they were making a left turn in ronkonkoma when their pickup truck was struck. glinka has been charged with dui while being treated for injuries at the hospital. he was speeding while running a red light and collided with the victim's car. the de blasio administration is reporting a sharp drop in violent crime numbers. city says there was a 21% drop in murders and a 14% drop in shootings in the first three months of the year. gun arrests were just over 13%. >> there's no question that this progress is further evidence of the extraordinary capacity of the nypd and the strategies that are being used effectively. >> they went on to say for the 1st quarter of 2016, new york city had the fewest murders and
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now to vote 2016. for the first time in decades, the presidential primary election in two weeks in new york could mean something. three candidates calling new york their homes. hillary clinton in new york showing support for the new increased minimum wage in the state. she joined governor cuomo as he signed a bill to bring minimum wage to $15. a big focus in rival bernie sanders' campaign. senator sanders was in wisconsin today looking for some sort of win in tomorrow's primary. >> i don't want to get hillary clinton more nervous than she already is. [ laughter ] she's already under a lot of pressure. so don't tell her this. but i think we win here, we win in new york state, we're on our way to the white house. >> sanders and clinton have been going back on some sort of date for a debate here in new york. sanders planning a rally at washington square park on april 14th. as for the republicans, donald trump and ted cruz campaigning in wisconsin today. both looking for wins there. trump, the frontrunner for the gop nomination.
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take all for the most part, could decrease his chances of getting the number of delegates he'll eventually need in the summer. to solve that problem, trump calling on governor john kasich to drop out of the race. >> here's a guy, he's 1-32. the 1 is his home state. and he almost lost it. so he's 1 for 32. and he just says i'm going to keep running. i'm going to keep running. i don't care. and he's taking my votes. >> giveer kasich responding to trump's call at hofstra university in long island, saying the billionaire new yorker is just wining and he's not going anywhere, so says the governor. kasich says he won't get desperate to win like his republican opponent. a quick look at wall street where the dow lost 55 points. nasdaq was down more than 22. and the s&p 500 lost 6 points. as we continue with eyewitness news at 6:00, the faa begins a new flight path from
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to delay the plan. >> also ahead, a warning about a new gun that looks a whole lot like a smart phone. and we've got the efforts to keep it off the >> and meet that young woman right there, a super achiever. she's a senior high school student and she's not only the valedictorian of her class,
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new at 6:00, a brouhaha brewing around the bars around. >> it's rerouting the flight pattern over schools and other hospitals. the reaction, well, you can just imagine. >> here's eyewitness news reporter sandra bookman. >> reporter: teterboro is one of the busiest noncommercial airports in the world and an important contributor to the area economy. all that air traffic means it's not necessarily considered a good neighbor. >> i'm very aware of it. >> reporter: now the faa has launched a new flight path it says to provide noise relief for the hackensack medical center area, which sits about a mile and a half away from the airport. but critics argue the move
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who live and work along this new path. with jet traffic veerg west, roughly following densely populated route 17. >> there are about four hospitals, numerous schools and high schools that are all very, very close proximity. they're all going to be affected. >> reporter: one of the schools is midland elementary. the parent genie fuentes told us she's not overly concerned about the new flight path making much of a difference for her 9-year-old daughter and the other students there. >> i don't think so. they'll be inside. i don't think it will be too much -- it won't divert them from school. they'll be inside. i don't think they'll notice it if i don't notice it when i'm outside. >> to be honest the planes going off is like white noise to me. >> reporter: it's a six-month trial run. the agency will use the results of a noise analysis and environmental review to determine whether or not this new flight path becomes permanent. at teterboro airport, sandra bookman, channel 7 eyewitness news.
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phone, but it's not. instead, it's actually a deadly weapon. a gun disguised as a phone is now going on sale at some retail stores. tonight a warning from new york senator charles schumer who has been railing about this since online retailers started selling them last summer. >> why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists like those who attack paris and brussels to wreak havoc and do us harm? well, this sinister weapon can do just that. >> the company that has plans to market that says it is a defensive weapon and outrage over the gun is misplaced. their words. just ahead on eyewitness news, she's at the top of her class. and now the student from long island has been accepted to each and every ivy league school. we'll introduce you to her coming up. >> and how is spring working out for you so far? lee says get your warm blankets ready.
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how about getting something done? this woman on the left, not n.j. burkett. the woman on the left, valedictorian at elmont high school in long island, been accepted to every school in the ivy league. [ applause ] augusta uwamanzu-nna is the daughter of nigerian immigrants. she said her parents installed self-confidence. she says there are no secrets or shortcuts to academic success. >> i think the main thing that has shaped me in to the individual i am now is tenacity and persistence. >> you think? augusta has a 101.6 gpa. she hasn't decided where she's going to go to school but she has a lot of places.
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white house science fair. >> congratulations. folks must be super proud of her. just bring it, because it's not good, so just bring it. >> that's not a nice way to set me up. [ laughter ] >> i'm preparing the folks at home. >> you're going to be surprised, because look at this. this was -- >> bring it, lee. >> this was long beach island this morning. 65 to 68 in long beach island. >> that's really nice. i have 3 inches of snow at my house. >> we don't tell you to live where you live. we have a lot of clouds. visibility has improved a little bit. the clouds have started to lift. almost looks beautiful out there. northeasterly wind at 7. pressure on the rise. 44 for your high and that's 13 degrees below average. amazing considering we were touching 80 early last week. that's the record back from 1892. rainfall today over a half an inch in some places, most of this in poughkeepsie was snow. we have rain mixing over to snow in long island. montauk, .7 of an inch of rainfall.
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the northeast. we're dropping to 29, hopewell junction. watch out for slippery roads off to the north. long island, wet snow over here. you can see right where the front is. that's the wind shift flying right there. that's why it was so mild to the south but now those colder winds are beginning to work in from the north. gusty north wind. rain and snow showers winding down. notice gusting to 30 overnight. we will clear out. partly to mostly clear by morning. 27, feeling like teens. 35 by noon. that means first pitch time around 36, 37 at yankee stadium. front obviously coming through here. rain showers ending with snow showers. look how it's changing over in the last second. fork. then steadier rain showers right central new jersey. there are snow there over the east end. still snowing back to bridgeport and norwalk. heaviest rain will continue to go through monmouth and ocean. the intensity will drop off. cold high pressure building in from canada. look what's going on with the temperatures.
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that's coming right down the hudson valley and that's hour numbers for tomorrow morning. futurecast looking like this. couple more hours where it's wet. parts of southern ocean county. after that clouds will break and we'll have sunshine to start the day tomorrow. mostly sunny the rest of the day. we'll need every bit of that sun to go from the 20s tomorrow morning in to the low 40s during the afternoon hours and wake-up wind chills in the teens. 37 at first pitch. they'll play, it's sunny and dry, but awful cold. bundle up if you're going. clearing, blustery and colder. up to 41 tomorrow. brisk and cold. many suburbs still in the 30s despite the strong april sun and another hard freeze tomorrow night. keep the blankets on throughout. 7-day accuweather forecast, rain comes back by thursday morning. near 60 in the afternoon. maybe with a rumble of thunder. not bad with a spotty shower. cold again over the weekend. >> bring it. rob was taking notes about the weather report in new york state,
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the old myth that if it rains on your wedding day, it's good luck, it actually started with baseball. opening day, rains, good luck. >> the weather today was not fit for man or beast or apparently yankees. the season opener in the bronx postponed till tomorrow. try, try again. laura behnke was at the stadium ready for a ball game but got a rainout instead. >> the only game being played was a game of catch, as mother nature crashed the pinstripes' opening day party. >> you hope you get to play it. but we've got to wait a day. >> reporter: it's a rude awakening for the team that spent the sunny florida. brett gardner returned home over the weekend to 5 inches of snow. >> my kids are up here so they enjoyed getting out and playing in the snow.
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but it's not ideal weather to baseball. i tried to explain that to them but they're pretty excited about it. >> it's not the most ideal conditions. they do it every year and they're used to it and understand from a mental standpoint you have to get ready. >> when the yankees do finally open their season, it will be without gardner in the lineup. a tough call. but based on his difficulty hitting left-handed pitching with dallas keuchel on the mound for houston. >> if i had a little bit better numbers, i wouldn't have to worry about it. it is what it is. it's all about the team. looking forward to getting a win on opening day. >> while no one wants to postpone opening day, no one really wants to play baseball in weather like this either. it will be the same schedule, same lineups, same festivities as the yankees open their 2016 season one day late. at yankee stadium, laura behnke, channel 7 eyewitness news. the mets play again tomorrow; have the day off today. they battled the royals in a world series rematch.
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teams opened against each other the next year. all the spoils go to the champs except the rings of which they do get tomorrow. matt harvey allowed four runs on eight hits. mets rallied for three runs in the 8th. only to watch david wright then yoenis cespedes both strike mets lose. that's how the new year begins. the brewers open the season in milwaukee. the annual sausage run. that's not the first ball they're delivering. something much more important. it's the first bratwurst. just in time for opening day. baseball season opens. the men's basketball season closes. the winner tonight wears the crown. the women play tomorrow.
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championship game comes word of who's been elected in to the basketball hall of fame. allen iverson, shaquille o'neal, tom izzo, cheryl swoops, yao ming, and jerry ricenorf. real big names from just about every corner of the basketball world. >> just glad i was able to play and have fun and able to entertain. on ice tonight, the rangers at columbus. islanders host the lightning. devils have the night off but were busy during the day. it's fan appreciation week. some of the players left the building and had lunch unannounced with fans. fellas brought tickets, swag, fun, just to say thank you. how would you like to be sitting back, here come the fellas. >> i like that. >> here's tickets to tomorrow's game. have fun. >> saw bill walton there in the hall of fame ceremony. he helped get shaq how to play like a big man. >> mr. history. thank you. >> he told me that a long time ago. >> mr. sports guy.
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the stories we're working on for eyewitness news at 11:00. >> ahead at 11:00, a new approach to keeping women who used paid car services safe. recalled. the disturbing problem that's taken these packages off store shelves. we'll have that tonight at 11:00. >> see you then. that's it for us for now. thanks for watching tonight. i'm bill ritter. >> i'm liz cho. world news tonight with david muir is coming up next. have a great night. tonight, the commuter nightmare. the deadly spring storm, snow, ice across several states. the pictures coming in now. cars and trucks off the highway. a bus carrying three dozen students, flipping. investigators coming before the cameras moments ago. the deadly amtrak collision. what while inside the train, a doctor jumping into action. the runway collision.

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