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a man is killed by a hit and run driver. details on the car police are looking for this morning. the race for the white house heating up in new york and the candidates are stepping up their attacks with less than two weeks to go before the primary. and big changes ahead for the costume characters and pained ladies in times square. good morning i'm lori stokes. >> and im-- i'm meteorologist bill evans with the forecast. >> reporter: we are going to be looking at very warm tem. 49 right now. yesterday at this time it was 20 degrees colder so we are looking at warm air surging from the south. 50 at nor walk. 56 lake hurst. 59 islip. rain developing in here as we get to really the end of the morning commute ask a
temperatures will approach the upper 50s to near 60. heather is looking at your commute. it is weather and heather every 6 minutes. >> reporter: an ongoing accident investigation, all lanes are closed down although i am looking at a web cam and looks like the shoulder is getting by, the westbound side is open. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. one train fast track repairs, no trains between 96th street and dykeman street until 8:00 a.m. then the west side highway going north right here 125th street they are still doing that emergency activity where they are checking out that retaining wall just to make sure that everything is structurally safe. so we have two lanes closed down. looking at a web cam, showing that you l.i.e. accident that shoulder is getting by. street cleaning rules in effect today.
is killed in a late night hit and run. police are looking for the driver who sped away from the scene. diana rocco is live in a storia with the -- in astoria with the latest. >> reporter: a 45-year-old man was crossing the street around 11:00 last night in front of the boys and girls club when he was hit. police are looking for the driver that never stopped, left the man to die in the street. the 911 call came in just after 11:00 last night. it happened at the corner of 21 it is street and 30 -- 21st street and 30th road. the man was crossing when a dark-colored toyota or honda hit him. the man was pronounced dead a hospital. police are hopeful pieces of the car left behind will lead them to their hit and run driver. people in the area say this is
not well-lit, and drivers do often speed here. >> you have kids coming out of the community center. you have to go down there to cross the street. meanwhile people have been trying to get a traffic light over here but it hasn't happened. >> so the 45-year-old man was killed crossing the street last night. police are not releasing his identity. he was pronounced dead a short time ago. police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored toyota or honda. anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers. channel 7 eyewitness news. we have new details now this morning in the subway stabbing we told you about on eyewitness news at 11:00. police have released a picture of the suspect in the attack on a 13-year-old. detectives say this teenage
stomach after the pair had an argument on the manhattan-bound c train. the victim's condition is described as stable. turning now to vote 2016 and the campaign countdown here in new york. hillary clinton stepped up her attack on bernie sanders. donald trump defended home turf during a huge rally on long island. stephanie? >> reporter: good morning to you ken. the presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail trying to reach out to voters ahead of a big primary vote in pennsylvania and there in new york. at a rally in pennsylvania, a bolder bernie sanders. >> let me just say in response to secretary clinton. i don't believe that she is qualified. >> reporter: sanders firing
released a flurry of attacks his way. the clinton camp saying this is a new low. with new york set to vote in less than two weeks, clinton is gripping a sanders stumble. sanders tripping up with the new york daily news about how he would break up the big banks. >> you think the fed now hose that authority? >> i don't know if the fed has it but i think the administration can unfazed. clinton has nearly 700 more delegates. for the republicans, all eyes set on the empire state. a mob of protesters and supporters greeting donald trump in long island as the gop front runners tries to win over new yorkers. the bronx. cruz defending the remarks on
months ago, while also trying to show off his spanish to an immigrant dominant community. language] >> reporter: cruz understands mostly everything in spanish but doesn't speak as well as he would like to. we are likely to see a bat. in washington i'm stephanie ramos for channel 7 eyewitness news. stephanie thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for full coverage of the upcoming primary. the candidates are blitzing through our area like never before and buying up political ads for the first time in recent memory. 4:37. the new york city council is expected to vote today on a measure that would make it easier to control costume characters and painted women in times square. legislation was passed
control over all the city's pedestrian plazas. that could limit where they are allowed to pose for pictures or collect tips. weather. the accu-weather forecast now. outside, shall we? because as we go into the morning, it is getting cloudy and rain will be coming from the west today. as a matter of fact you need your rain gear now, by sunrise there might be a sprinkle across long island, but that would be around 6:30 this morning. we'll look at satellite pictures and we have clouds that are streaming up from the west and southwest out ahead of this front. this will push through today, the rain getting here really right at the end of the morning commute. but there is a couple of showers you see out here in the atlantic and those could creep across long island. the main branch of rain gets going around 10:00 here with
the temperatures will be mild, 56. close to 60. we have a problem here. this is the lie. one lane is getting by at this point. we have this ongoing accident activity, where is it? i'll tell you. it is the lie east side right near exit 41, an ongoing accident, expect lane closures throughout the morning as a result of that. new jersey transit long island railroad metro north, they are running on or close to schedule. no chains between 96th treated and dykeman street. west side highway northbound sneer 125th we have the ongoing emergency activity. two lanes are closed through that spot, all because of that retaining walther concerned about. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. over to you. heather thank you. donald trump's daughter's clothing line under fire. the problem?
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a bus driver was robbed at gunpoint while behind the wheel in patterson. surveillance video shows the suspect walking away after the robbery. he approached a bus at a stop on broadway and madison last week and flashed a gun at the driver. suspect stole about $200. 4:42. we are learning more about the damage done by a fire in a has been highrise known as the tower of power. firefighters had to break several windows as they fought back the flames yesterday afternoon at 7:40 park avenue.
capitol gains says the tower was damaged in the fire. david cope ron perlman and ron lauder live there. a home in northern california will need to be demolished after an out of control dump truck knocked it off its foundation. the driver was trying to go uphill when he lost control, rolling backwards, into the home. two people were inside the home when the truck crashed through the front but fortunately, they were not hurt. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. bill? >> reporter: our roof camera, there is fifth avenue, there is 432 park and we have cloudy skies this morning. and i see my college university has pulled up a truck here to west 66th street. harvard. electrical. >> nice. >> that is my guys. >> reporter: here's what's going on this morning as we look across to lincoln center here.
cloudy skies and our temperatures have been around 49 degrees so this is warm, 42 or 43 is the normal overnight low. winds southeast. barometer falling. 29.86, very unstable. that points to a cold front coming our way. that has dropped like a rock. normal high is 56. we are going to get to that today. look at 2010, 92. breaks of sun in part of the area, might have a nice sunset. the heavier rain and thunder is going to get going around 11:00, lunch time, afternoon, until about 5:00. sun will set around 7:27. great day for the mets tomorrow but we have a mess coming on saturday with snow and ice and rain.
49 in montauk. 44 at white plains. jfk reporting a sustained wind at 22 miles per hour coming up from the south here. that plumps up the moisture and makes us warm and keeps us cloudy. the rain really from rochester buffalo, toward pittsburgh, cleveland here, getting this rain and that will be sliding through. on our futurecast, 8:00, here comes showers creeping in here just after sunrise on eastern long island. but the main rain gets here at 11:00, in western new jersey. whenever you see these yellow spots and you see red mixed in there, that is a thunderstorm that comes by. but notice overnight we start to clear out and tomorrow we have some sunshine. you see by 11 being, partly cloudy skies, great -- by 11:00, partly cloudy skies. great baseball weather. and then saturday is just a mess. 1:00 rain and snow mixed in
rain mixed in here western jersey, up the hudson river valley as we go into saturday evening, saturday night. breezy and mild today, periods of rain, thunderstorms are possible, 59. tonight early showers and clearing skies and then we have clouds and sun breezy and cooler tomorrow but nice baseball weather. first pitch 51 degrees at citi field, mets and phillies kickoff the home metastases son here. and then -- mets, season here. and then that is a mess around. we'll see what happens. >> looking at your overnight sunday into monday too, 28? >> reporter: but it warms to 60 by wednesday, ken. look down toward wednesday. >> look at that cup half full. >> i didn't even see the weekend forecast. was there one on there? was there? >> right. >> no star on that report card.
let's check in with heather, look at your morning commute. >> reporter: we are seeing this so it absolutely did happen. this is the lie near exit 41. only one lane is getting by. a ton of police activity. it is the lie eastbound near exit 41. expect lane closures throughout the morning as a result. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north running on or close to schedule. no trains between 96th street and dykeman street. northbound side 138th street you have an accident, delay as you get on to that spot. and over here on the west side highway, northbound near 125th street, we still have that ongoing emergency activity, two lanes are closed down. we have crews out therein suspecting that re, out there,
alternate side rules in effect for today. it seems eve have you ever been ca -- trump's scarves pose a burn risk. a spokesperson says the company is making sure that issue is fixed immediately. john kerry now holds the record for the most traveled secretary of state in u.s. history. kerry made it past the 1.06 million-mile mark as he arrived in bahrain yesterday. the trip puts him past the previous record held by condaleezza rice by about 1000 miles. and it may be hard for anyone else to top him, with 10 more months before a new president takes office, kerry has the
thousands of miles to his 4:48. a science teacher in connecticut is accused of bringing a gun to school. jason adams has a gun permit but it is not legal to carry a weapon in a school there. there is an armed security officer after the mass shooting at sandy hook in 2012. attorneys for former house speaker dennis hastert are asking the judge to spare him. he suffered a stroke and nearly died shortly after pleading guilty in november to violating bank structuring laws. his attorneys say he has apologized for his misconduct and is overwhelmed by guilt but are asking for probation
they claim hastert has paid a steep price in shame and disgrace. country legend merle haggard has died at the age of 79. also on the day he would have turned 79. haggard has been known for his hits like momma tried and send me back home. long time champion of underdogs, and outlaws. haggard recorded music for more than 40 years, collaborating with the likes of willie nelson and george jones. >> used to see him on the dolly parton show. big legend. a truck takes a wobbly ride
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the bridge was closed for two hours. look at that. a wreckless biker has been arrested after posting video of him self in a high speed chase with police in new jersey. it happened back in december, and police say the motorcyclist was riding so recklessly they gave up chase. but investigators were recently tipped off the rider posted his helmet video of the pursuit on social media. 20-year-old anthony degree is now facing multiple charges. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: you need the umbrella and the raincoat and the boots and all that stuff. we have rain on the way, you can see way down there in the distance, that is point pleasant. temperatures mild, 51 at islip, 55 at toms river.
7:00 temperature of 50, 55 by 11:00. upper 50s this afternoon, rain gets going about 9:00 or 10:00, and that means much of the morning commute is going to be okay, but the afternoon features a thunderstorm into the evening commute. we'll talk about a mess for saturday and the weekend coming up in your accu-weather 7-day forecast. it is weather and heather every 7 minutes. >> reporter: in the berkeley heights new providence area, then this ongoing problem on the lie eastbound right near exit 41. expect lane closures throughout the entire morning as a result. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. fast track repair on the one trains, no trains between 96th street and dykeman street until 5:00 a.m. 138th street we have that accident being worked on and
street, crews are inspecting the retaining wall. street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken? at 4:55 we need to correct a story we airedded in a story. this is the -- aired in story. this is the correct picture of the person whom police are looking for. detectives say this teen girl stabbed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach last night. it happened after the pair had an argument on a manhattan- bound c train. the victim's condition is stable. the faa is considering a new path when it comes to allowing commercial drones to fly over people. using the aircraft in populated areas is now prohibited but the faa is working to allow small
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developing right now in queens a search is on for the driver who hit a pedestrian, and left him to die in the street. we are live at the scene with the clues left behind. parents will show their anger toward the new york city public school system today by filing a class action lawsuit. what is at the center of their complaints. meteorologist bill evans has the exclusive accu-weather forecast. we are coming right back. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah
a driver is on the run this morning after hitting and killing a pedestrian in queens. what we know about the car police are searching for. and new york is the hot spot in the race for president with the primary less than two weeks away. live from midtown. we are timing out the next round of rain, so don't leave home without your boots and rain gear. also looking ahead to another round of spring snow. good morning i'm lori stokes. thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans? >> reporter: most of the rain is after this morning's commute. still you need the rain gear this morning. 49 to start the day, normal overnight low is about 42. 55 in toms river. the meters at long branch have already said sayonara, it is going to rain.
we are going to have rain and temperatures will climb up into the 50s today. there is the system, right over cleveland. that will be coming our way. it gets here right after 8:00, noon time rain, gusty thunderstorm is possible this afternoon. look at tonight's winds, southwest going northwest and that is very important. we'll talk about that, coming up. mets home opener is tomorrow. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. >> reporter: heather? >> reporter: this is the lie, you can see only one lane is getting by. on the lie eastbound near exit 41, ongoing accident investigation. we have another huge problem, this one in new jersey. 78 eastbound side right near exit 43 in berkeley heights. this is a tractor trailer fire. all lanes closed down eastbound on 78 as a result of that. in fact john is heading to the
and he called me to let me know all lanes are closed now. street sweeping rules in effect. mass transit doing well. the search is on for a hit and run driver who left a man to dry in the street. the victim was hit at 28th street in astoria last night. diana? >> reporter: this all happened in the intersection behind me. police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored toyota or honda. they say he struck a driver, a man while he was crossing the street last night in this intersection. the 911 call came in just before 11:00 last night. a 46-year-old man was crossing the road at 21st street and 30th road while in front of the boys and girls club he was struck. the impact left the victim's shoes and pieces of the car in the intersection. the man was pronounced dead. a short time later at elmhurst hospital.
find this car after they found intersection. neighbors say it is dark here at night and this is a dangerous corner. they feared something like this might happen. >> sometimes cars come flying down here, and it is dangerous. people are moving really fast. >> reporter: that man was pronounced dead at elmhurst hospital a short time ago. he was 45 years old. police have not released his identity. again they are looking for the driver of a dark-colored toyota or honda last seen leaving the scene here just before 11:00. diane rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. new details of a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of valuables in the bronx is now facing charges. 26-year-old mark wiggins is showed trying to break into a home in the bronx. wiggins is now charged with six counts of burglary.
for five break-ins last month, taking off with a total of more than $13,000 worth of electronics, jewelry and 5:04. happening today violence in new york city public schools is the focus of a new class action lawsuit. a group of parents suing the department of education for what is called a systemic problem ranging from bullying to students caught with guns in public schools. democratic front runner hillary clinton is looking beyond her loss in wisconsin to her home state in new york, taking on rival bernie sanders. on the republican side donald trump is also campaigning on his home turf as protesters clash with his supporters. >> reporter: good morning ken. with the april 19th primary date fast approaching, suddenly new york has become very important for all the candidates who need more wins and more delegates to help lock up their nomination.
>> reporter: the hangar was packed with new york value as donald trump played to an overflow crowd. mocking ted cruz for attacking the city. >> and i've got this guy standing over there looking at me talking about new york values with scorn in his face, with hatred of new york. >> reporter: outside the protest was smaller than expected, but spirited. police on horseback and in riot gear maintained separate pens for trump supporters and trump protesters. >> he is making americans afraid of muslims. he is making americans afraid of mexicans, and he degrades women. >> their suggestion is somehow this potential president is a
donald trump is not a racist. cruz also planned to visit a bronx charter school, but that changed when students threatened to walk out. tonight cruz campaigns in brooklyn, selling unity. >> if we come together, we're going to win. >> so you can expect to see a lot more of the candidates around town and across the state, again as we prepare for the april 19th primary date. meanwhile donald trump has hired a new strategist that specializes in convention and his delegate counts. meanwhile john kasich is back here in new york city as well to host two town hall meetings. and hillary clinton will be campaigning here today before heading off to fundraising events in denver, colorado and columbus, ohio. bernie sanders is showed edging ahead of clinton nationally, 49 to 47%. perhaps with that in mind,
of attacks questioning sanders truthfulness and loyalty to the democratic party. with just 12 days to go sanders has said clinton is not qualified to be president. sanders said she doesn't measure up because of her vote for the war in iraq and her acceptance of tens of millions of dollars in support from wall street. stay with abc countdown to the new york primary elections. candidates are even taking out local political ads for the first time in recent memory. you can get all the updates at abc 7 ny and at our free mobile happen. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans. >> reporter: times square, camera bouncing around with a little wind. the bridge there is the verrazano narrows bridge.
6:30 before it really gets thick and low with clouds and the rain comes. 49 degrees, way warm for this time of day. here are the loads out ahead of a cold front. this is a -- the clouds, out ahead of the cold front. this is starting the day, cloudy skies at 9:00, a shower starting around 10:00. building to lunch time showers and thunderstorms this afternoon popping up. temperature around 59. then we might actually get to sunset and see a break of sun at sunset. kiddos at the bus stop i don't think you will get rained on at the bus stop. but the guy with the star on his hat will be selling umbrellas at the bus stop. >> he makes a fortune doing that. >> i mean giving away is what i meant. 52 but after school we have rain and 59. watch out for a thunderstorm. i would imagine the after school sports and getting outside is going to be canceled
weather and traffic every 7 minutes. heather has problems. >> reporter: it is almost as it is raining right now which is not. this accident on the l.i.e. getting into the spot. this is the l.i.e. eastbound by exit 41. ongoing accident investigation. we have another problem involving all lanes closed down on 78 eastbound in berkeley heights. that is a tractor trailer fire. all of our mass transit is doing fine. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a grandmother is hit by a stray bullet in her own home in brooklyn. this morning the community is coming together to speak out against gun violence.
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the death of a teenage girl in texas is being blamed on an exploding airbag that led to a massive recall. she was killed last week after crashing her 2002 honda civic. she is the 10th person in the u.s. and the 11th in the world to be killed by an exploding takata airbag. they can explode with too much force. honda said it issued a recall for the civic she was driving, but the repairs were never made. 5:13. in brooklyn there is anger in east flat bush as a grandmother recovers after being hit by a bullet in her own apartment. rita pierre was struck above the eye on 31st street monday. last night members of the
for the victims and again an end to gun violence. pierre's son doesn't want revenge, he simply wants the shooter to understand the pain he caused. >> everyone has a mother, my mom is not just a mother she is a grandmother. i would like them to take that into consideration and think about that. >> we want to come out here galvanized for what we are doing to ourselves it don't matter. people care about that. >> mrs. pierre is in critical but stable condition. doctors hope she will keep the sight? her right eye. three people have been charged. 5:13. a little boy on long island is in desperate need of his wheelchair after it was stolen last week. it was taken from outside his home last week. kathleen vermillion 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
somebody need it had maybe more than we did. maybe it was somebody homeless who needed to sell it for money and didn't have food or somewhere to sleep at night. >> this is what the wheelchair looks like. the family is hoping insurance covers the cost to get a new one. if you have any information on this call police. crime stoppers is offering up to $5000 for information leading to an arrest. >> she has quite the positive. >> she really does, yes. >> wow, it is hard to stay that positive. 5:15. meteorologist bill evans joining us with the accu- weather forecast. >> reporter: we look from our camera at times square. here. looking at what is going to be here. good visibility, despite the fact we have these clouds. 52 degrees, 72% the humidity. that has picked up. the winds south that picks up
continues to fall. yesterday's high was 48, still 10 degrees colder than normal yesterday. today we are going to get to 58, 59 degrees. we are at 50, 51, smith town, brooke haven, toward the east end. all these numbers way warmer this hour of the day on the heels of this southerly wind that is coming up from the south here this morning. so with the southerly wind a lot of moisture coming up ahead of this front. behind it. the front is going to arrive around 10:00 in western jersey, noon time the showers start in the city. see the yellow areas and orange? and if there is red spots like the one out in the atlantic there, this is computer guidance that there, somewhere, could be a thunderstorm in this for the afternoon. just a few around. looking at about a half inch to an inch of rain. notice at 6:00 skies brighten or break up and we might have a
then we clear out tonight. way off to the north cold enough air here in the catskills for more wet snow. you know winter is kind of kicking and screaming and hanging on. and then saturday. well, saturday there is a clipper system that is going to be in the mid-atlantic. look at that. snow and rain for saturday. talk about a dumpster fire. that is just a mess of wet rain and snow rain mixed. rain is wet right? but that is a mess. here we go right? this is the rainfall today, an inch, half inch to an inch of rain is common. then this weekend, look at this. the green land block. ken i know you want your junior weather badge. the green land block is responsible for this pressure around green land, iceland. the bermuda high comes up and
we have not sprung spring yet. we are going to be looking at this clipper system going by friday night into saturday with this and that will bring us snow. after school we have rain and maybe a thunderstorm, be careful kids after school, watch out for that. some of that could be heavy. tomorrow great weather in baseball, looking at good weather. maybe even up to 51 by the time we get to the first pitch. thunderstorms and rain this afternoon, clearing skies tonight. temperature tomorrow 53. a little cooler. we'll take it. great baseball weather. friday night the wheels come off the wagon. cold air pours in. saturday only a high of 39. you have a parade on saturday in town on fifth avenue. the tartan parade. snow. a mess on saturday. straight to heather. >> reporter: a bunch of
we have the l.i.e. eastbound right near exit 41 an accident investigation. all lanes subject to closure. 138th street, an ongoing accident investigation one lane is closed. all lanes closed through berkeley heights on 78 eastbound near exit 51 with the tractor trailer fire. mass transit is doing fine. street cleaning rules are in effect for today citywide. ken, lori, over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the account of honda owners, and what the company is saying about double billing this month. >> wow. and how first lady alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play.
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there is excitement in new jersey this morning following first lady michelle obama's visit to phillips academy school in newark to work in the school's rooftop garden. phillips academy created the eco space education program. it helps students connect with healthy foods, learning thousand to grow and how it nourishs their bodies. 5:22. "star wars" fans are about to enter another galaxy far, far away. today we'll get our very first look at the next film in the epic space drama.
only place to see the trailer for rogue one. be sure to catch it later this morning on "gma," it begins at 7:00 a.m. very cool. it is 5:22. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. bill? >> reporter: today copious amounts of rain in the forecast today so make sure you have your rain gear starting around 10:00 today as we look from asbury park and parts south. we start out with cloudy skies, but we have the rain showing up around 9:00 or 10:00 today. have your gear handy. i would say what do you think heather? mass transit today? >> reporter: taking mass transit is a good idea. especially because you don't want to get caught in something like this. this is the l.i.e. look as though all traffic is being diverted off exit 41 for route 106, 107.
eastbound right near exit 41, where we have the accident investigation and 138th street, that is another accident investigation of the one lane is closed down through that spot. and 78 eastbound exit 41 in berkeley heights, tractor trailer fire being extinguished and cleared away as you head through that spot. mass transit is doing just fine, no major issues there. take it this morning so you don't have to deal with the extra headaches this afternoon and street cleaning rules in effect today. ken, lori, over to you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new video police want you to see as they search for the violent attackers behind a robbery spree from upper manhattan.
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you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic, meteorologist bill evans? >> reporter: mild temperatures, rain on the way. temperatures around 49 degrees to start your day, partly cloudy skies, southerly wind. great neck 51. these numbers way warm. 40 on long island, 41 in the park to 31 north and west. but that is okay, we'll take it. >> a cold front coming our way 10:00. a thunderstorm mixed in with the rain. weather and traffic together. heather is very busy this morning. the long island expressway. >> reporter: unbelievable. morning. we have this accident l.i.e. right near exit 4 is routes 106, 107 in jericho. all this accident activity here
the subways are doing just fine, no major problems. another problem we are dealing with is north at 138th street, ongoing accident investigation, through that spot. over here on 78 east near exit 41 in berkeley heights, tractor trailer fire. it looks as throw, at this point, only the right lane is extinguished the tractor trailer fire but we may have activity out there as a result. going over to the west side highway north at 125th street, emergency activity crews are out inspecting this retaining wall. they have been there for a couple of days now, so two lanes are closed down. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today and mass transit is doing just fine. lori, over to you. heather thank you. 5:32. police are on the hundred for a lit and run driver who killed a -- on the hunt for a hit and run driver who killed a man in queens. diana rocco has more.
this morning police are searching for a dark-colored honda or toyota. describing it as some type of sedan. the 45-year-old man, the victim here, was crossing the street in front of the boys and girls club just before 11:00 last night when he was struck by the driver who never stopped. the 911 call came in shortly after 11:00 last night. it happened here at the corner of 21st street and 30th road. police say the man was crossing when a dark-colored toyota or honda hit him and left the scene. the impact left the victim's shoes and pieces of the car in the intersection. the man was pronounced dead at elmhurst hospital a short time later. police are hopeful that pieces of the car left behind will lead them to their hit and run driver but people in this area say this is a dangerous intersection, it is not well- lit and drivers often speed here. >> you have kids coming out of the community center and you
or go down there and cross the street. meanwhile, people have been trying to get a traffic light over here, but it hasn't happened. >> reporter: that 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at elmhurst hospital a short time ago. police are not releasing his identity this morning and again are looking for a dark-colored sedan, a toyota or honda with front end damage and a cracked windshield. if you have information call crime stoppers this morning. live in astoria, diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. the search is on for several people involved in an armed robbery spree in upper manhattan. the suspects were involved in two robberies the same day last month. the first incident the suspects threatened a man with a gun on riverside boulevard on the upper west side but took off when he screamed. an hour later police say they threatened two women with a knife and gun from washington heights and stole the victims' cell phones, credit cards and cash.
a subway stabbing we told you 11:00. police have released a picture of the suspect and the attack of a 13-year-old. detectives a this teenage girl last night. the pair had an argument on a manhattan-bound train. the victim's condition is 5:34. a science teacher in newtown, connecticut charged with bringing a gun to a middle school. jason adams has a gun permit but it is not legal to carry a weapon in a school there. adams is now on administrative leave. newtown does have an armed security officer in every school after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in 2012. the full new york city council is expected to vote today on a measure that would make it easier
women in times square. the transportation committee passed legislation yesterday which would give the d.o.t. control over all the city's pedestrian plazas, and that would include limiting where performers can pose for pictures or collect tips. also today the nypd hands out the last of its new smartphones to its officers. those phones provide officers realtime information on 911 calls. they can also see surveillance video and mug shots. the plan cost $160 million. half that have money came from funds forfeited in a bank fraud settlement. it is 5:36 and you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive weather forecast. >> reporter: here we go looking south. we have cloudy skies, a morning where we can see the verrazano narrows bridge and that is good visibility. temperature 49, not all that
a mild temperature day but we exchange that for some rain and a thunderstorm later on this afternoon. rain to our west is right here from cleveland, buffalo, toronto through pittsburgh and all the way down to west virginia. that slides in and through starting around 9:00 west of the city. 10:00, 11:00 we get that rain going and this afternoon a thunderstorm could pop up lunch time and into the afternoon. temperature gets to near 60 and then this evening we might actually see a pretty sunset, with breaks of sun toward sunset, which is near 7:30. rain gear today kiddos. 59 degrees after school. rain, heavy downpours, a half inch to an inch of rain. watch out for lightning out there. i give it a d, heather for damp. >> i understand. total sense. >> how is it going? >> >> reporter: this is an f, right here. this is the l.i.e. in jericho, as you travel eastbound, that is where all the accident activity is. but check out the westbound
that is going to be a very big rubbernecking delay. over to our maps eastbound l.i.e. right near exit 41 ongoing investigation. subway running on or close to schedule. 138th street we have this ongoing accident investigation, one lane is closed down as you go through that spot and the eastbound side of 78 near exit 41 in berkeley heights. tractor trailer fire. looks as though the fire has been extinguished. at this point the right lane is closed down. crews have to remove the tractor trailer from 78. if you are traveling onto the west side highway north, 125th street, emergency activity there, crews are out inspect that go retaining wall. two lanes closed down as a result of that. so mostly reverse commuters have to be concerned about that. minor delays across-the-board in our hudson river crossings and street cleaning rules are in affect for today citywide. ken, lori over to you. heather thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news
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made a discovery inside his home that led to respect if a war veteran. derek crook found writing in his basement. after scrubbing it he realized it was a grave stone for a man named harden. he was a veteran of the war 1812. the stone was replaced when hardin's son died. but how did it end up as part of a basement floor? >> gravestones travel. you'll find them as part of people's waterspouts or walkways because they are still good and they are expensive. >> hardin's son served in the civil war. the local veteran's agency realized the grave was not marked with medallions that was immediately remedied. and digging even deeper,
revolutionary war. how cool is that? his grave will also be marked. >> very nice. it is 5:42. let's check in with bill evans. >> reporter: good morning everybody. here we go the chrysler building right here. chrysler brought to you by jeep chrysler. roosevelt island all the way out toward queens, past the power plant and looking toward laguardia airport. today you might want to take the jeep or get yourself a new car. all the way to 59th street bridge, we have a good visibility. there is the chrysler building and on down one world trade. humidity 71%, that is picking up. that picks up the moisture but the pressure is falling. so we have a southerly wind coming up, pressure falling because high pressure is leaving and a cold front is approaching and that spells weather trouble. normal high is 58, we'll get to that today. we might actually see a little bit of a sunset at 7:27. the rain might be done by then. spotty shower by sunrise,
but the heavier rain will be 10:00 or 11:00 until 5:00. tomorrow afternoon should be dry for the mets home opener but another cold shot for the weekend. what is up with that? what is up with that heather? 48 around kingston and 46 around new city. these numbers are way warmer than normal. 56 down around long branch and belmar. and a southerly wind is responsible for that. jfk reporting a 24 miles per hour wind out of the south. that is raging up with the moisture. the humidity will pick way up fast. this front slides through. not a lot of instability with this you know, looking at things like cape values and upper level support and all these index in the guidance, there could be a pop-up thunderstorm with this. by 8:00 temperatures in the low and mid-50s and here comes you know a possible pop up thunderstorm west of belmar in this soupy air mass and you'll see some spots where you'll see orange and red.
guidance showing thunderstorms for the fish. but it is possible even one pops up here late this evening at 4:00. 6:00 mid-50s and the sun is kind of breaking out. so we could see a nice sunset. but there at 9:00 tonight brooklyn, queens, a passing thunderstorm. you have the moisture and all therein stable and that could fire up -- this instability, and that could fire up. tomorrow upper 40s low 50s and we'll have great weather for the baseball for the mets opener. saturday is just a mess. tonight we are going to be looking at an early shower, clearing skies. tomorrow we'll see the temperature going up to 53, breezy. cooler. temperature at game time around 51 degrees at citi field but always a little cooler on flushing bay because of the wind. but look at saturday. this is a mess on saturday.
from a clipper system going by to our south. and it is pulling down cold air. sunday will be the sunny day you know, like a cozy weekend. a day where we have 46, which is still chilly, for this time of the year, on sunday. we finally warm back up to 62 by tuesday. >> our italian is getting better and better. >> very nice. >> like this, like that. >> good. let's check in with heather. >> reporter: and this is what your commute is looking like. >> oh. >> reporter: and that is because of an accident investigation. so this is the l.i.e., and all this traffic over here is being diverted off at exit 41, routes 106 and 107. we'll pinpoint where it is. l.i.e. eastbound exit 41 accident investigation. expect lane closures throughout the morning rush as you can see. we have new jersey transit, long island railroad metro schedule. another accident investigation northbound 138th street, one lane is blocked off as a
we have some delays going back to the bruckner as a result of that. 78 east right near exit 41, a tractor trailer fire. at this point the right lane is closed down. they are still out there working on that. our mass transit doing absolutely fine and street cleaning rules in effect for lori, over to you. heather thank you. a wreckless biker has been arrested after posting video of himself in a high speed chase with police in new jersey. this happened in december. police say the motorcyclist was riding so recklessly they gave up the chase. but they were recently tipped off the rider posted his helmet video of the pursuit on social media. 20-year-old anthony creek is facing charges. facebook promotes its possible facebook live feature, the ability to stream live on facebook is now available in 60 countries.
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moment of her very impressive lifetime on a baseball diamond. >> oh my word. i'm so thrilled, i can't even think. >> i love her. that is 105-year-old elizabeth sullivan when she found out she would be throwing out the first pitch for her beloved texas rangers. yesterday was the big day, ms. . sullivan took the field before the rangers played seattle and it was time for the right hander to fire a strike. >> that was fun with a hat on and getting married was fun, but this was great, too. >> before getting to the mound, ms. . sullivan condition her daily ritual of drinking three dr. peppers. she said she wasn't nervous because at 105 you just don't get nervous any more. >> she had a good throw too.
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so much traffic she is catatonic. >> reporter: we did have a catastrophe on exit 41. look at this. the fire that was burning on 78 earlier this morning eastbound side, thank albert for that. back over to our maps now and we'll talk about our other big problem that is the l.i.e. east. near exit 41. all the eastbound traffic is being diverted off at exit 41. i didn't finish my sentence there, as you can see. and street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, ken, over to you. 5:57. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, struck and killed while crossing the street, a queens man becomes the victim of a hit and run. what we are learning about the victim and the car police want to find. a woman found dead on the campus of one of the country's largest universities. what is being done to keep