tv Eyewitness News ABC April 6, 2016 11:00pm-11:35pm EDT
>> two people hit it's great to be home. this is home. it's great to be home. >> donald trump tonight hoping bringing his campaign to his home state will respark his suddenly vulnerable republican presidential bill. today a rally with thousands of supporters on long island along with hundreds of protesters. good evening at 11:00. i'm bill ritter. >> and i'm sade baderinwa. those protesters and demonstrations outside trump's speech remain calm but inside there were a couple arrests and disruptions. >> we begin with dave evans at the rally. >> as you know, tonight's rally was held in an old grumman air hanger. right now we're outside the hangar in front of the f14.
huge rallies or big events ever since he declared his presidential bid last year but tonight that all changed and rather dramatically. >> reporter: after his loss in wisconsin last night, a homecoming for donald trump. >> first of all, it's great to be home. this is home. it's great to be home. we love new york. >> reporter: a supportive and large crowd somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000, and here trump blasted his closest rival, ted cruz. reminding everyone of what cruz once said in a debate about new york. >> i've got this guy standing over there, looking at me, talking about new york values with scorn on his face, with hatred, with hatred of new york. >> reporter: the latest polling shows donald trump with a commanding lead in new york. he's already looking ahead to the election this fall. >> by the way, i will beat hillary so badly in the general election. >> reporter: there were only two minor protests inside with two arrests.
red, white, and blue cowboy hat was taken out. and 20 minutes in to his speech, the crowd chanted, pointing to a couple protesters. they were also escorted out. >> don't hurt the person. don't hurt the person. >> reporter: this crowd was loud and many spoke of anger, disappointment, us against them. >> the politicians promised us things and they didn't do what they promised and this is how this man has risen to where he is today. it's a lot of frustration. >> i just think he's great. we should definitely build that wall. they need to take back the country honestly. >> reporter: trump wrapped up with a plea to vote april 19th, and he closed on a familiar line. >> we are going to win, win, win. we're going to make america great again. i love you. >> and looking ahead there is not another primary between now and april 19th. the next primary is the new york primary. we're going to see a lot of all these candidates, both republicans and democrats over the next 12 days in new york state.
ahead, donald trump will have to win 57% of all future delegates. ted cruz. he has to win 80% of all those delegates. news. while there were cheers inside the rally, it was a different scene outside. hundreds of protesters lined the streets both for and against eyewitness news reporter josh einiger is there with that part of our coverage. >> when they hit that magic number of 11,000, the capacity inside the venue where trump was speaking, a lot of supporters were turned away. they left the old grumman campus only to encounter a pen full of anti-trump protesters. the police had to scramble and set up a separate pen so both sides could yell at each other for hours. >> reporter: it might have been unseasonably cold tonight, but along oyster bay road, the tempers were hot and a dueling
horses and police in riot gear. >> he's making americans afraid of muslims. he's making americans afraid of mexicans. and he degrades women. >> their suggestion is that somehow this president, potential president, is a racist, donald j. trump is not a racist. >> he calls cruz lying ted and nasty guy, he comes off as a bully and i think there's so many people that want to support him but they get turned off because they question his temperament. >> reporter: several hundred protesters squared off outside grumman studios tonight, and amid ugly chants and signs and insults hurled both ways -- >> there's a lot of anger here. >> reporter: there was at least some room for stop. robert epstein is a high school student from westchester. for a kid that wants to study poly sci, this was quite a lesson. >> i think there's a lot we can learn about the current political divide from experiencing it. to see it firsthand is something special. >> a lot of people are
i think it's really getting people engaged. >> reporter: engaged and mostly civil. there seemed to be at least one cop for every protester. and despite a few hairy moments, nassau's police commissioner called the night success when it came to keeping the peace. >> we don't have political positions and we're just here to protect both sides and provide for the safety and security and make sure it's a safe event. >> it was safe. there were no arrests. at least not out here. and for all that shouting, each side did seem to agree. at one point they all spontaneously started chanting usa, usa. live in bethpage, long island tonight, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. meanwhile, a chilly reception today for trump's republican challenger, ted cruz. the man who didn't exactly endear himself to new yorkers by lampooning so-called new york values. ted cruz shouted at today at a restaurant in the bronx.
lighthouse prep academy canceled its bigger event with cruz. it claimed the senator from texas is racist, homophobic, and misogynous. >> his values don't reflect on us as a school. if ted cruz doesn't want us or mostly from immigrant backgrounds in this country, then we don't want him inside our school. >> so he didn't go. cruz tonight attending private fundraising events in new york city. he'll continue his campaigning in new york city with an event in brooklyn. ohio governor john kasich will also be there campaigning in brooklyn and park slope at vfw. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is launching an all-out effort to win votes in her home state. clinton will be campaigning tomorrow in new york city. on friday she'll head to buffalo and rochester. she then plans on returning to the city for events on saturday, possibly sunday. today she was campaigning in pennsylvania. ahead of that state's primary on april 26th. her opponent bernie sanders
pennsylvania, holding an event tonight in philadelphia. he's got more stops scheduled in that city tomorrow. friday the brooklyn native will travel here to new york city. he'll appear on the view which appears here on channel 7. we invite you to stay with eyewitness news and abc news as new york becomes, for the first time since 1976, relevant to the presidential primary elections. candidates visiting here now like never before, even taking out local political ads for the first time in memory. get it all at abc7ny. new at 11:00, a teenager in stable condition tonight after being stabbed at a subway station in brooklyn. police say the victim was stabbed in the torso at the mezzanine in bed-stuy. it's not clear what the motive was. there are no arrests. prayers and anger in brooklyn tonight for two people shot while just looking out their window. stray bullets flew in to the second floor apartment this week, hitting a woman right above her eye and grazed a man
eyewitness news reporter jim dolan is in east flatbush where a vigil was held tonight. >> she was inside her home. she was cooking lunch for her grandson when 61-year-old loreth pierre heard arguing. it hit her friend first. it hit her square in the forehead. now this neighborhood calling out all those involved in gun violence. >> you're murderers. you're shooters, right? >> reporter: they're angry that a grandmother, 61-year-old lorita pierre, sitting in her own home, was hit with a stray bullet in the middle of monday afternoon. >> she was doing her grandma duties up there in the kitchen. she knew she was in her house.
for something like this to happen, it's going to change her outlook on >> we've got to hold each other accountable for the behavior that's going on out here. it don't take nothing to take a life. >> reporter: tonight some members of the community came to pray for mrs. pierre, but more than that. >> we do that to reach out to those involved in that lifestyle and don't think there's a way out because it's popular to be violent. >> reporter: ms. pierre was struck her right eye. she will survive though. she may lose some eyesight. >> we have so many problems here. access to the gun, quick use of the gun, can't even aim the gun. everything went so wrong. >> i have a number of emotions right now. some of it is anger. some of it is i'm thankful for the fact that my mom's alive. i don't want to sink in to the feeling of being vengeful or anything like that. >> so gracious considering what he and his family are going through tonight. police did make an arrest in
they say the man out here on the street was arguing with someone over a woman. reporting live from east flatbush, jim dolan, channel 7 eyewitness news. the west side highway backed up again tonight due to repairs on a retaining wall. here's a live look. right now and in to the morning, two lanes closed between west 110th and 127th streets. the lanes will be closed until 7:00 in the morning. the d.o.t. is warning drivers overnight closures will continue through sunday. some shock news tonight from a school in newtown, connecticut. as if guns weren't horrific enough there, a science teacher tonight charged with bringing a gun on to campus. jason adams stopped by an armed security guard. he has a guns permit but it's illegal to carry a gun in to school.
every school with an armed guard after the massacre in 2012. who would steal a child's wheelchair? police on long island tonight want to know. coming up next, you'll hear from the victims and their plea for help. >> plus, a plane forced to turn around because it was running out of fuel. wait till you hear the reason why. >> get your umbrella ready for tomorrow. lee goldberg's first accuweather forecast is you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price.
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it will be cloudy and windy. accuweather is just 2 and a half minutes away. students at one of the largest colleges in the u.s. are on edge tonight as police investigate a possible murder mystery. the body of a woman in her 20s was found at the bottom of a creek yesterday at the university of texas in austin. police have not released the victim's name nor would confirm that she was a student at the college, but classmates say she was a well known dance student. police are conducting extra patrols and warning students not to walk alone. meanwhile, police on long island are trying to figure out who would steal a wheelchair from a disabled boy. the wheelchair was stolen from outside a home in holbrook. kathleen bermelia said her 10-year-old son cody who suffers from several disorders including cerebral palsy needs the chair to get around. >> the only way i can think about it and not be sad is that somebody needed it maybe more
maybe it was somebody homeless who needed to sell it for money and didn't have food, didn't night. looks like. the family is hoping insurance covers the cost of a new one. crimestoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. a 4-hour flight ending where it started after a passenger plane is forced to return to enough fuel. the united flight was nearly halfway to san francisco. that means it was over nothing but pacific ocean. when the crew announced the fuel emergency. the plane with 264 passengers onboard was flown back to honolulu. >> we were predicting we were going to have stronger tailwinds and now we have stronger headwinds. >> we know to an extent what the winds will be but that's a long stretch of water and there are no weather stations out there. >> united said the flight experienced what they call overburn. the plane used more fuel than
tomorrow the full new york city council is expected to vote on a measure that would make it easier to control those costume characters and painted women in town square. the transportation committee today passed the legislation which would give the d.o.t. control over all the city's pedestrian plazas. that could include limiting where the performers are allowed to pose for pictures or collect tips. a charter school in newark getting a special visitor. mrs. obama will join students thursday afternoon. this to work in the school's rooftop garden. phillips academy created the eco spaces education program. helps students connect with healthy foods and learning how it's grown and how it nourishes their young bodies. good for them. we're going to need the umbrellas. we're going to need the rain boots, rain jacket. >> you're going to get the rain along with it. it was one week ago tonight that we were forecasting 80 degrees for your thursday forecast.
temperatures to get closer to 60 but it will be wet. really pretty look at the south end of central part, midtown. central park south. looks nice tonight. why still have partly to mostly cloudy skies. 46. we told you how temperatures would flat line and rise later at night. we've reached a high of 48 degrees today. that's 10 degrees above average. by sunset the heavy rain is actually moving out. you have spotty showers tomorrow morning, especially over long island. and the heavier rain and thunder, that's from late morning to 5:00 in the evening. we're seeing the heavy rain move standing water. mainly dry for the mets opener. the weekend is problematic because we have rain, period of wet snow showers, accumulation not out of the question in a few localized spots, then windy,
speaking of mid 40s, that's where we are now. uniform temperatures are actually rising to near 50 by morning. it's mostly cloudy in new york city, right be a spritz, but definitely spotty drizzle or showers. it's getting steadier late morning in to the midday through 4:00. i think after 5:00 it starts to taper. i don't have showers posted at 7:00, but there will be lingering showers and the wind will also be gusty out of the south. right now it's just clouds. there's the steady showers right here. might be looking at that and saying that's pretty far away. what we'll have to watch out for on radar is a ribbon of showers that forms overnight and goes to long island and connecticut by dawn. look how that forms by 7 a.m. showers over connecticut, long island. back in to new york city and jersey shore and parts of westchester. it's getting more widespread and steadier late morning, peaking around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. then trying to make a quick exit during the morning commute.
patchy showers later on tonight. cloudy and windy. spotty showers, about 50. tomorrow, 59. breezy and milder. periods of heavy rain during the midday and afternoon. maybe a delay for the yankee game if they were to stagger it in to the early evening. shower in the evening, otherwise mostly cloudy. mets should be dry. here's the deal on saturday. there will be a storm that's pivoting underneath the area. look how there will be a band of snow. the trend has been to bring it farther north. that's pretty good snow. too close for comfort. we'll be watching that for you. windy and cold on sunday. 46. we do warm it up in to early next week. not for good. but we'll be in the 50s to around 60. i think one more cold shot in a week's time, then spring will be here on a consistent basis. be careful on the steady rain tomorrow. bill evans will have the latest time tomorrow. another reason to change your diet. new research that sugar and carbs can raise your cancer risk. >> and a woman secretly records
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unconscious on the table. she found one comment to be racially charged that referenced the movie precious. >> it was meet precious as though i was this fat black woman. >> hospital sent easter a letter saying it had alerted staff to be mindful of comments at all times. she's now thinking about filing a lawsuit. in tonight's health alert, a potential link between sugary drinks, bad carbs, and cancer. a new study out of san diego suggests people who consume a lot of processed carbohydrates like snack foods and drinks and sugary drinks increase their risk of breast and prostate cancers. the study showed men who drank sugary sweetened drinks showed triple the risk of prostate cancer. cold at the stadium. things heated up tonight. the yankees get another crack at
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so yesterday the yankees guaranteed they would not go undefeated. tonight they're trying to prove that they will not go winless.
>> exactly. football weather, why not have a football score? they lost a fifth straight game. yankees, game number two against the astros. hoping game two was win one in front of the home crowd. those there, anyway. still a chilly night and absolutely nutty ball game. yankees couldn't get enough. collin mchugh in the 1st inning. brian mccann with a double. they'd lead it 6-1 but the astros would battle back. michael pineda loads the bases.
all of the sudden it's 6-5. no problem. starlin castro, 2nd inning, three-run home run. 5 rbi tonight. in the 3rd inning, it's mark teixeira's turn. yankees win it 16-6. they've got an afternoon game tomorrow. they hope they still have their hitting shoes on. mets are off till friday. they get the phillies after the opening series in kansas city. the knicks, chrisops porzingis missing his third straight. they're battling for a division title. porzingis on the sideline. fellas like derrick williams who led the way with 17 points. hid a buzzer-beater before halftime. late 4th quarter. gets it to go. but kemba walker, 34 points. hits seven 3-pointers. 111-97. the knicks lose tonight. that's 5-6. the nets at washington where the wizards are trying to lock
tight game early. thomas robinson. 10-16. 23 points. markel brown off the bench scored 13. washington starts to pull away. bradley beal the big score. he had 25. the nets lose. they've lost an average over 19 points a game. on campus at uconn today, the champions came home. the connecticut huskies won the women's ncaa title tonight came home this afternoon to a hero's welcome. we were there. a fourth straight national title. the huskies' core group of seniors led the way to this latest crowd. >> to actually do it, to do it with our coaches, with these two guys, with this team, to finish it off like this, there's really not a lot of words for it. finally from us, the masters hopes tomorrow. there's nothing like it but the day before the masters pretty special as well.
kids, all on the course. before the tournament gets in full swing. we told you earlier today there were nine holes in one. smashes the old record. on the fourth hole, this is justin thomas. he gets it close. plays the slope. thomas was in a group with rickie fowler and the defending masters champ, jordan spieth. fowler is up next. he takes his turn, same hole. same shot. and wouldn't it be something if it was the same result? forget about the crowd going wild. how about the golfers? you never see that. and they've never seen it. >> 80-year-old gary player got one too. >> lee, you can do that, right?
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