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developing at 4:30, flames burn through a home on long i loaned leaving a man dead -- on long island leaving a man dead. >> two weeks to go until the presidential primary. >> the mets bring it back to citi field for their home opener. what they are doing today to celebrate the national league championship. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today pass friday, april 8th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> good morning. happy friday. the temperatures starting out 48 degrees, five degrees nor below -- below normal. we will look at temperatures today a little bit below normal for this time of year but we will have sunshine, great
field for the mets and phillies. tomorrow is a dumpster fire. wet snow and rain. we will talk about that next. debbie duhaime is in for heather. how is it going. good morning, bill and everybody. let's start on the l.i.e. westbound at glen cove an accident being cleared. new jersey transit, l.i.r.r. metro north on time. n train service suspended with ongoing switching problems. 4 and 6 bypassing bleecker street with police department activity. construction at the hudson river crossings and alternate sides are in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. breaking news. crews are clearing the tracks after a car collided with a train in new jersey. this happened less than two hours ago on south midland avenue in saddle brook. police say the car was crossing the nj bergen county line tracks when it crashed into a freight train. no one inside the car was hurt.
before the height of the morning commute. one man is dead after flames tore through a multifamily home in suffolk county. that fire started in the basement of a house on grant avenue and bayshore late last night. 62-year-old curly tut whose apartment was in the basement was killed. several adults and children that lived in other apartments were able to escape safely. the cause of the fire does not appear to be criminal. also newly released surveillance video shows the moments leading up to the deadly hit and run in queens. you can see a silver or gray four-door sedan before it struck a 45-year-old man wednesday night in astoria. the driver is still on the run. police did find broken car parts at the scene. local leaders are holding a news conference calling on the driver to come forward. now the race for the white house. the dent particular race
bernie sanders is heating up with both campaigning in new york. on the g.o.p. side challenges gears are being peppered with questions. >> reporter: three out of the five presidential candidates have a new york connection and they are trying to cover ground in the state from the bronx to brooklyn and upstate new york ahead of the next primary vote. reporter: hillary clinton on the 4. the former senator from new york swiping her metro card a few times then squeezing on to the sway for a one stop ride to the south bronx. clinton not letting go of bernie sanders recent comment. >> you use a token. >> my first term we changed
>> i don't believe that she is qualified. >> well, it's kind of a silly thing to say. >> sanders strolling down midtown manhattan streets greeting fellow brooklynites. only three large states will be left to vote, california, new jersey and pennsylvania. sanders needs to win all four with large margins. donald trump is making sure his fellow new yorkers don't forget ted cruz' comments about new york values months ago. >> do you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values like we are no good. >> reporter: ted cruz trying to get past that and making the rounds across the state with a stop in the so a warmer welcome in brooklyn breaking bread with the jewish community. >> if we nominate donald trump, hillary wins. >> how do americans view donald trump?
shows 7 in 10 including many republicans have a negative view of trump, even in the south where trump won big. cruz hopes he gets a big win. stephanie ramos. back to you. >> bernie sanders is in new york city. he will meet with the hosts of the view at 11:00. police are searching for two people who ambushed a 71- year-old man inside his home in jersey city attacking and robbing him. luis rosario said at first he ignored the suspects. when he went to open the door, a man wearing a mask pushed his way inside and a woman sprayed the 71-year-old in the face
pulled out a switchblade and held it to rosarios neck. >> stop crying or i will kill you. >> stop crying or i will kill you. >> i said no problem. take all you want. >> they stole his food and wallet with $60 in cash. we should note the door outside the building location so police say someone likely opened the door and that allowed the robbers to get in. a new york city correction officer faces charges in the beating of an inmate in the bronx. they say he became enraged. he entered the inmate's cell where he hit the handcuffed man in the head with the department radio. the inmate was treated for a broken nose and eye associate. jones has been suspended. four high ranking officers with the nypd have been disciplined on desk duty as the
authorities are looking into whether officers at the 66 precinct did special favors for community. up to two dozen officers have been interviewed. the mets are getting ready for today's home opener against the phillies at citi field but before they round the bases, they will be marking their successes from last season. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live outside of citi field with more for us. good morning, diana. >> reporter: good morning, lori. it's time for the mets to make new memories at citi field as they kick off the home opener against philadelphia. they will raise the pennant before the first pitch. the defending national league champions worked out at citi field yesterday, the first time in their home ballpark since dropping the 5th and final game of the world series last november. they started the season by
against the same royals this week. they watched k.c. raise its world series banner yesterday. the mets received the rings for winning the national league championship. today they get to raise the 5th national league pennant in club history. >> opening day is like christmas. the home opener is just as important. you come back in front of the fans. you get to see the banner and play in front of what provides us a tremendous home field advantage. >> it can be exciting for us. we didn't get it completed but our guys played very, very hard. something to cheer for. >> reporter: the fish pitch at 1:10 this afternoon. hand. eyewitness news. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist forecast.
skies as we are looking right at 432 park at the intersection of 59th street and 5th avenue. a nice morning. a little on the chilly side. grab the jackets and coats. the temperatures are warmer than normal for the overnight low. should be around 42. we are at 48. not bad. clear skies, a couple of snow showers around binghamton and up to the catskills. maybe a sprinkle or two that goes across. sun and clouds. cooler than yesterday's high of 58. not a bad day. 48 by 10:00. noontime 49. 53 this afternoon with sunshine. we start to get cloudy tonight. we will talk about the rain and snow for tomorrow in your accuweather forecast weekend forecast. weather and traffic every seven minutes. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center. good morning. 4 and 6 trains bypassing bleecker with police department activity. earlier problems on the n train cleared.
parkway an accident in the bronx. rfk moving smoothly and watch out for a problem on 21 south into chester avenue in newark an accident blocking a lane. construction wrapping up at the hudson river crossings. new jersey transit, l.i.r.r., metro north on or close to schedule. northbound at 125th, problem with a retaining wall. out to the webcam, the l.i.e. westbound out to glen cove road moving fine. earlier accident cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, ken, lori. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," amtrak workers are getting a reminder on safety after this week's deadly crash. what the company is being ordered to make clear to every employee. >> also ahead, fidel castro makes a rare public appearance. where he chose to share stories of his past. >> plus, if you think you wait for the train -- if it's getting longer, you might be
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will help them video suspects with a machete causing a severe dash to another man's neck. police released video of the suspect walking into the bar. doctors were able to save the victim's life. amtrak is being ordered to immediately retrain track workers on safety rules after this week's deadly crash near philadelphia. passenger train that originated in new york struck and killed two amtrak employees on sunday. the federal railroad administration suggests the victims may not have been told
traffic. amtrak will reinforce the rule that a track will not be reopened until all workers have cleared the area or been warned about an oncoming train. costume characters put on a show in time's square. this time they weren't asking for tips but holding up protest signs. they are upset the city could restrict where they are allowed to pose for photos and ask for tips. the city council approved a measure giving the department of transportation control over all pedestrian plaza's in the five boroughs. >> if you want to take a photograph with an elmo or take a chance on an unknown artist or saddle up to the naked cowboy, go for it. >> officials say they plan to work with performers to create a better environment for both
so you will have your place. >> i never thought i would say that. >> a lot of works i never thought i would say that i said on the air. bill, what is up. >> well, you don't want to be [ indiscernible ] this morning. a chilly morning. it's a nice looking morning. there is the chrysler building. one world trade. nice morning. here is roosevelt island. looking good. a little chilly. it's 48 degrees. it's warmer than the normal overnight low. 61% humidity. that's dry d. west wind 17 to 18 miles per hour. we have a little wind because the pressure is low. we have a giant low pressure system over the great lakes. yesterday's high was 58 degrees at normal. the rainfall nine hundreds of an inch. almost a tenth in central park.
a wintry saturday tomorrow with wet snow. still chilly sunday. we recover next week to 60. 43 hauppauge. these numbers are not bad. a west wind blowing across makes it feel cooler this morning. west to a southwest wind. 21 miles per hour winds at j.f.k. it's associated with a giant low pressure system. we have a freeze watch in effect because of saturday night into sunday. this cold air will pour back in here. we are looking at that until 10:00 on sunday. we are looking at today nice weather. a snow shower heading to ulster county, up to orange county. you see the giant low here in the great lakes that will spin down, chilly weather. it will be helping a wave developing here out of the north, the northern plains. it will be a clipper system racing across tomorrow in this cold air. so, you will see today there is
we will have sunshine. we get to around 11:00, 48 degrees. 1:00 it's 49 to 50. on flushing bay it's cooler. the mets home opener, 48, 49 degrees. then into the low 50s this afternoon. a lot of sunshine. we have clear skies here. then tomorrow morning we start off around 31, 33 degrees. then here comes this clipper system south and west tomorrow. as you see, we will have a rain and snow mix around. not a lot but enough to mess up travel, particularly if you are heading to the south. some parts of the northwest in new jersey might get a couple of inches of heavy wet snow. mets-phillies 1:10 start. 49 degrees. 53 by afternoon. brisk, chilly, 42. tomorrow snow and rain. coating to an inch. streets and highways stay mostly wet. windy, cold and 43. here is the accuweather seven- day forecast. sunday is a chilly day. it's windy, too.
then we warm back up next week. we get to 62 on wednesday. that will feel good. that's a little bit above normal even though there is a shower chance on tuesday. >> just have to get through the bought of ugliness. >> for baseball, the yankees are in detroit. it will be the coldest opening day ever. chucky. >> he is a cool guy. >> chucky is in love. >> oh, my gosh. >> a weird friday. >> it is. >> a man nearly 70 years old and his name is chucky. >> if he heard you say nearly 70? >> we could call him charles. >> when i'm 70 years old, i don't want anybody calling me billy. i'm bill. >> love it. how are the roads. let's go mets today.
bypassing bleecker with police department activity continuing there. back on or close to schedule. watch for problems on the new england freeway at pelham parkway. an accident blocking two lanes. on the belt eastbound into erskine reports of an accident blocking one lane. now, heading to the west side highway northbound at 125th, that issue involving a retaining wall, still seeing closures here. two lanes remain blocked. on 21 southbound into chester avenue in newark an accident being cleaned up. alternate sides are in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you. it's been almost two years since fidel castro last appeared in public. he popped up yesterday speaking to schoolchildren. the former cuban president spoke about his days as a revolutionary. the children attend a school named after his late stanley who fought alongside castro
castro told the children that her sacrifices had, in his words, left behind positive vibes. federal officials are working to crack down on the use of cell phones inside prisons. south carolina lawmakers are asking the fcc to jam cell phone signals around the state's prisons. officials say that thousands of illegal cell phones are brought into south carolina prisons every year. cell phone industry officials say jamming the airwaves can interfere in the case of an emergency. the amount of time that new york city subway riders spent waiting between trains is getting longer. the audit conducted by the office of the state controller found the mta's wait time got worse on 16 lines and improved on 5. the number 5 train is the worst with an increased wait time of 12 minutes on weekday evenings and 20 minutes late at night.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. five minutes before 5:00 a.m. a couple of snow showers and rain showers that will drag across here to the north. some might make it to northern new jersey but we are pretty much dry. temperatures this morning starting warmer than normal for this hour of the day. we will see temperatures around 48 around the five boroughs. then north and west temperatures in the low 40s. so, dress warmly for this morning. sunshine today.
heather is doing her debbie duhaime impression. the 4 and 6 trains still bypassing bleecker street. it's ongoing police department activity. 4 and 6 bypassing bleecker street. if you take it to the new england freeway north at pelham, accident blocking two lanes. that involves a fuel spill as well. on the belt parkway at erskine a collision blocking one lane. north side highway at 125th, two lanes blocked, issue with the retaining wall. tappan zee some construction wrapping up. new jersey turnpike moving smoothly. l.i.e. moving very well westbound into glen cove road. earlier problems cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you. new york city health officials have published final rules for the maintenance of cooling towers in hopes of preventing another legionnaires
new requirements include that building owners test for legionnaires bacteria and fully clean towers twice a year. 3500 buildings will be impacted by the new regulations that take effect may 9th. the rules are in response to an outbreak last summer that killed 16 people in the bronx. a wild police chase took several bizarre turns and it was caught on camera. two home burglary suspects lead police on a chase in a mustang convertible. they did it with the top down in the rain. the driver did a few doughnuts on hollywood boulevard in manage l.a. a tour bus tried to wedge them in. the car went over spike strips. 90 minutes later they stopped and gave high five to bystanders. finally police showed up and, yes, they got arrested. >> wonder what the story is. >> they wanted some fame. >> is that it?
>> we will go with that. closing in on 5:00, breaking news right now. a man slashed in the subway. we have crews heading to the scene right now. >> bernie san leers planning a big rally childhood home in brooklyn. >> police are on the hunt for an accused murder. details on how he may have escaped from a psychiatric ward out west. >> bill evans says get ready for more what? spring snow.
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new york is the place to be for the candidates hoping to be the next president of the united states. the primary is less than two weeks away. today bernie sanders returns to his childhood home. >> the mets will be at citi field for the home opener against the phillies. >> and there will be a slight chill in the air today but it's snow -- yeah, snow that we are tracking for tomorrow. >> ouch. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. the good news is it's friday, you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> live from our camera in astoria looking south down the east river to the 59th street bridge we are looking good. 45 degrees. cooler than last hour where it was 48. we are starting out warmer than normal by a couple of degrees. sayreville, wrightstown 44. islip the same.
not a bad day. sunshine and clouds. temperature this afternoon gets in the upper 40s to the low 50s. a nice start to a weekend that will be very wintry like. we will talk about that next. weather and traffic every seven minutes. debbie duhaime is in on this friday. what is going on now? >> we are having issues on the subways, bill. heading to the 4 and 6, still bypassing in both directions at bleecker street, ongoing police department activity. watch out for some slowdowns as you take a ride to the belt eastbound into erskine. accident blocking one lane. earlier problems on the new england thruway in the bronx. they were just cleared away. on the west side highway north at 125th, two lanes blocked, issue involving the retaining wall. hudson river crossings moving smoothly. fdr in the 70s moving slowly. this is due to overnight construction. alternate side parking rules
>> thank you. we have breaking news in manhattan. there has been another subways. this happened at the bleecker 3:30 this morning. here is a picture from the scene moments ago. police say the victim was involved in some sort of dispute with his attacker being before slashed in the neck and hand. he is at bellevue hospital where his condition is described as stable. loose. as debbie told you, all lexington avenue trains are bypassing the bleecker street station. it will be a sentimental day for bernie sanders and the race for the white house. the democratic candidate is returning to his childhood home in brooklyn for a rally. >> new york has been the focal point for the candidates. it's less than two weeks before the primary. dray clark is live. >> reporter: good morning.
towing cars from the 1500 block of east 26th street behind me. that is where bernie sanders childhood home is and they hold the rally later on this afternoon. the tone of the campaigns between sanders and clinton has turned nasty with sanders vogue he will not be a political pinata and allow clinton to lie on him or beat on him. he plans to fight back. >> keep your eye on what is at stake in this election. >> reporter: it began with clinton turning on sanders saying he spent the last year talking about issues without knowing or learning very much about them. sanders fired back saying clinton is unqualified to be president. >> are you qualified to be president of the united states when you are raising millions of dollars from wall street, an entity whose greed, wrecklessness helped destroy our economy? >> reporter: the candidates
sanders has the muscle for it, born in brooklyn and a guaranteed draw pulling in 20,000 supporters to the last massive rally in the bronx a week ago. >> if secretary clinton thinks because i'm from a small state in vermont and we will come here to new york and go to pennsylvania and they will beat us up and gough after us in some kind of really uncalled for way, that we won't fight back, guess again. >> reporter: and, so, you can expect to hear a lot more from bernie sanders and hillary clinton as sanders works to try to close the delicate gap. that event here is scheduled to lap at 3:00 this afternoon. >> dray, thank you. republican party leaders have new reason to worry about their front-runner donald trump.
americans have a negative opinion of mr. trump and that negative feeling is shared by nearly half of republican voters. the associated press poll puts trump negative rating at an unprecedented high among every race, gender and political viewpoint. bernie sanders will be on the view. that's today at 11:00 a.m. you can see it on channel 7 and the watch abc app. new details in a subway stabbing that left a 13-year- old boy in the hospital. police arrested a girl in wednesday everything's attack in brooklyn. her name is not being released because she is a minor. investigators say she stabbed a boy in the stomach while they were on a c train in bedford- stuyvesant. the victim is in stable condition. a manhunt is underway in washington state for an escaped psychiatric patient. an accused murder, anthony garver escaped the facility wednesday night.
ticket to spokane where he stopped by his parents home but then took off when his mother called police. he was deemed too mentally ill for trial after being accused in the torture and murder of a many woman in 2013. >> that's what is making us nervous. it's a serious crime, obviously, the worst that you can imagine. he has mental illness. we don't know what he is thinking. >> police say garver escaped with another psychiatric patient from the lower security unit, mark adams, who was accused of domestic violence. he was captured yesterday morning. officials are conducting an investigation into the facility which has previously been cited for safety issues. police in brussels hope new video leads them to the terror attack suspect known as the man in the hat. the footage is from closed circuit television. the unknown suspect was seen
at some point he discarded the white jacket he was wearing. 16 people were killed at the airport. another 16 killed by a booming attack inside a brussels metro station. delta flights from kennedy to brussels did resume last night 17 days after a deadly terror attack shut down the airport that we referenced. the first delta flight to depart carried glass boxes filled with origami hearts in a show of solidarity. they will be delivered to a public memorial site. expect a big welcome as the defending national league champions new york mets play the first home game of the season. there will be a packed house at citi field as the mets host philadelphia. it's the first game in flushing since game 5 of the world series against kansas city. the mets come home after splitting two games against those same royals in kc to start the season.
1:10 this afternoon. >> time is 5:08. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and here is meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive forecast. we take a look from our camera at 4 time's square looking south. we have a nice morning. we have clear skies. we got a little wind out there. we have a west wind. you see we have great visibility down to great kills bay at staten island and down to sandy hook, new jersey. we look down the jersey shore here from asbury park down to the boardwalk, see the navy gash shonnal buoy. there is the west wind we are talking about 6 to 18 miles per hour. breezy day with the west wind. clear skies back to the west. we will watch a clipper system that dives down. you see the rotation from this low that is here in canada. that pulls down cold air. this system will swing around and be coming into the base of that. it will get to the mid-atlantic
sunshine today. 46 by the time we get to 9:00. 49 at noontime. 52 to 53 this after. we are cooler than normal but we have sunshine. at the bus stop, kiddos, jacket and sweater is okay. we have one child who is truant this morning but she might have the truant officers hot on her trail. it will be sunny and breezy. they don't care. they have rain gear. sunny and breezy. 53. weather and traffic every seven minutes. debbie duhaime be glad you are not part of this mishy gosh. >> we start off telling you about the subways. 4 and 6 still bypassing bleecker street due to the ongoing police department activity with ongoing investigation. harlem river drive in the 120s an accident being cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
>> it was an error of judgment to have that weapon on person on school grounds. >> it should be an eye opener that we better find out if our teachers feel that they are secure enough. >> adams is on administrative leave. he has a valid gun permit but connecticut law does not allow weapons on school grounds. terrorism fears are causing a surge in gun sales. the fbi says background checks are up a record 36% over last year. background checks totaled more than 7 million in the first quarter of 2016. analysts say the san bernardino and paris terror attacks are spurring many americans to purchase guns. also as the general election draws closer, industry experts say the push for stronger gun control on the campaign trail may be driving sales. federally licensed gun dealers
background check when someone tries to buy a handgun. bill evans joins us with the forecast. >> nice looking morning. we are looking at our neighborhood on the upper west side at west 66th street and columbus avenue. the newly redone and beautiful juilliard and lincoln center and the boar's head truck is here. ham and cheese. here we go. a morning where we start out with clear skies, 45. humidity dry. winds are west at 16. we will watch the pressurize. look how low it is. 29 and 53. a lot of wind for a time with this giant low pressure system leading into new england up into canada. normal high is 58. we hit that yesterday. look at the record, 1991, that was a very warm winter and into spring. 45 around kingston and poughkeepsie. 43 newburgh and carmel. 43 new city.
we are looking at 46 to the eastern end here. we have a southwest wind to a west wind here that will make things dry. look at the wind gusts overnight. that is around this low pressure system that i'm talking about that is upstate now moving into new england. this is kind of rotating around, bringing down cold air. by the time we get to saturday night we have a freeze watch in effect. bring the plants indoors and pets and kind of cover things up. that will be cold, freezing temperatures saturday into sunday. there are a couple of snow showers to the north. this low is spinning up here. that will pull down a system in the great lakes and really the midwest across tomorrow with this snow that we are talking about. today we have sunshine. let's go to tomorrow. noontime, rain, snow mix on the guidance that we are talking about. guidance shows it staying here. you get maybe a coating. higher elevations, around a
jersey, 2 to 3 inches of heavy wet snow then sunshine wednesday and a bit of a chilly day. after school, kiddos, nice. maybe one more layer with 50 degrees and a wind out there it will be chilly. opening day at citi field, great weather. temperature 49 degrees. raise the pennant. cooler than yesterday. brisk and chilly, 42. tomorrow snow and rain a coating to an inch. most locations to the north a coating to nothing. northwest new jersey, maybe 2 inches heavy wet snow. sunday cold 46. we warm up, rebound nicely next week. so, we will finally get out of this stuff. remember i told you the story about it's snowing on yankee's home opener. >> yes.
date is tomorrow in 1996. 20 years ago tomorrow. the yankees -- detroit's home opener record cold on detroit's home opener. >> it's always cold in detroit. >> it is. >> yesterday you said it's always cold in cleveland. >> it is always cold in cleveland, too. >> any of those lake cities. >> exactly. >> it will feel like football. >> that's true. >> in detroit, you cross the street, you are in canada. >> you are right. >> windsor. >> good morning, lori, ken, bill. good morning, everybody. fdr with our web cam southbound moving slowly 70s through the 60s. overnight construction. going to the maps, harlem river drive north in the 120s a collision. on the west side an issue involving the retaining wall. on the 4 and 6 bypassing at bleecker street with police department activity. back over to you, lori, ken.
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evans with the forecast. >> dress warmly. we have a wind out here west at 22 in newark. 18 in the park. 22 miles per hour winds around brooklyn and queens. that kind of day where we have wind and sunshine. we will have a good ride on the ferry accept it's windy -- except that it's windy. be careful getting on and off the ferry and from port jeff a wind of 9 to 11 miles per hour. temperatures are in the 40s. not a bad day today. shine. we will have a nice day starting out. there are snow showers off to the north and west that will stay there. weather and traffic every seven minutes. debbie duhaime is in the traffic center for heather. >> issues on the 4 and 6 subways bypassing at bleecker with ongoing police department activity, ongoing investigation. 4 and 6 bypassing at bleecker street. let's see what else is happening.
in freehold a collision there. watch for slowdowns harlem river drive into the 120s with an accident being cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. pack to you, lori, kennedy. >> thank you. we are following breaking news in manhattan. the search is on for an attacker after another slashing on a subway platform. commuters can expect delays on the number 6 train as a result. also ahead, the battle over shrinking airline seat sizes. why they may 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
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the last time the postage rate decreased was 1919. the senate benched legislation that would have provided relief to airline passengers squeezing into smaller seats. >> the amendment would have blocked airlines from any more reduction in seat size, leg room and aisle width but it was rejected 54-42. >> how about a tax receipt for taxpayers that deal in cash you can pay the irs at one of 7,000 participating 7-eleven stores. >> there are restrictions. maximum payment is $1,000 per day with a $4 fee. >> that is too much math. >> win the lotto and pay the u.s. >> and get a slurpy. an argument lead to a slashing. expect delays on the 4 and 6 trains. >> a developing story on long island as investigators look
breaking a man slashed on the subway. we just arrived on the scene. a live update for the search for the attacker. >> the aftermath between a car and freight train in new jersey. >> a good day for the mets home opener but we are in store for not so good a weekend. snow is back in the forecast. this is spring, right. >> it is. >> sort of. >> i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. it's friday, april 8th. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> check out the wind gusts this morning. it will be a windy day with the sun and nice starting weekend. 9 miles per hour winds at white plains. we have gusts that have been around 24 to 30 miles per hour. 28 to 30 miles per hour wind
23 across long island to 21. freeze watch in effect saturday night to sunday morning. so, be ready for that. 48 by noontime. 51, 53 later on this afternoon. thank you very much for the coffee this morning, whoever bought the coffee. >> oh, i did. >> debbie duhaime what is -- i love you, what is going on this morning. >> thank you, bill. let's see what is happening on the 4 and 6 trains. we have the problem at bleecker street. so, 4 and 6 bypassing at bleecker with police department activity. we will have more from the scene. watch for slowdowns heading to 79 northbound getting into main street in freehold. accident taking a lane there. hudson river crossings moving smoothly. slowdowns cross bronx west into third avenue, construction. traffic is building there. southbound threw to the tappan zee that construction cleared
here is the westbound belt to kennedy okay. accident by erskine completely cleared out of the way. going to the other camera, a look at the fdr. here is the fdr southbound, 70s through the 60s. traffic moving along smoothly. earlier construction cleared out of the way as you head to the fdr drive southbound. harlem river drive northbound accident cleared as well up the 120s. l.i.e. westbound heading out to jericho turnpike, no problems to report. the accident at glen cove road completely cleared. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, lori, ken? >> thank you very much. the search is on for an attacker that slashed a man on a subway platform. >> it happened at the bleecker street station after 3:30 this morning. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco just arrived on the scene. diana? >> reporter: the bleecker street station is closed while police continue their investigation.
scene. a man is recovering from slash wounds after some kind of dispute on the 6 train platform. this happened around 3:0 this morning. police -- 3:30 this morning. the man was slashed in the neck and hand. bellevue hospital. condition. there is no word, however, on the suspect. the suspect did flee the scene after this incident. this is the second slashing at this station over the last couple of months. in january an elderly woman was slashed riding the d train during her morning commute. her attacker also fled. back live now, the bleecker street station is closed while police continue to investigate. we are told that the 4 and 6 trains are bypassing this stop until the investigation here concludes. that's the latest from noho this morning, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. developing right now, one
through a multifamily home in suffolk county. investigators say is the fire started in the basement of the house located on grant avenue in bayshore last night. curly tuff was killed. several adults and child that lived in other apartments escaped. the cause of the fire does not appear to be criminal. new this morning, tracks are cleared where a car collided with a train in new jersey. it happened before 3:00 this morning on south midland avenue in saddle brook. police say the car was crossing the nj transit bergen county line tracks when it crashed into a freight train. no one inside the car was hurt. police are searching for two people that ambushed a 71- year-old man inside his home attacking and robbing him. luis rosario said he first ignored the suspects when they knocked on his door last week. when he opened the door, a man
in and a woman sprayed the 71- year-old in the face with something as the man pulled out a switchblade and held it to rosario's neck. >> he said stop crying or i will kill you. no problem. take all you want. >> the two thieves made off with rosario's food and whatever valuables they could find including his wallet with $60 in cash. the door outside the knowledge location so police say someone had to have let the robbers into the building. local leaders are holding a news conference calling on the hit behind a deadly accident in queens to come forward. surveillance video showing a silver or gray colored four- door sedan the moment before it struck a man. it left broken car parts strewn across the road. the driver sped away leaving the victim to die in the street.
released. new information in the controversy surrounding the conviction of former nypd officer peter liang. the judge will meet with a juror. vargas didn't admit that his father served time. vargas said it never came to mind because he didn't know his father. liang is set to be sentenced next week. a new york city correction officer faces charges in the beating of an inmate in the bronx. investigators say bradford jones became enraged after the inmate threw a cup of liquid at him on wednesday. that liquid may have been urine. jones entered the inmates cell where he hit the handcuffed man several times in the head with a radio. he was treated for a broken nose, eye associate and cuts to his face and head. jones has been suspended. four high ranking officers at nypd have been disciplined
expands a corruption probe. authorities are looking into whether officers at the 66th precinct did special favors for members of the orthodox jewish community in exchange for gifts, trips or cash. up to two dozen officers have been interviewed over possible violations. mets play the home opener today. philadelphia phillies are in town for the home opener. they along with 45,000 of their closest fans watch the mets raise the 5th national league pennant in team history. governor cuomo was there as the players received their rings for winning the national league championship. >> we are thrilled that we created excitement last summer and got our fan base back to where it needs to be and excited about our club.
victor deramo has the first pitch. if he gets the first call he will be heading to florida. honey, i'm in the hospital. good luck to him and he and his wife. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> jacob, have the baby here, columbia presbyterian, morgan stanley children's hospital. we have great hospitals here. looking southward, clear skies, beautiful weather. a nice, quiet, calm day. grab a jacket or sweater. temperature 45 this hour. starting out a couple of degrees warmer than overnight low. 41, 42 degrees. then looking at sunshine today. we have clouds off to the north and west. that will break up. we have sunshine, a nice day. here is the wheel of weather. we have a temperature of 46 by 9:00.
52, 53 later on this afternoon. weather and traffic every seven minutes. what is going on. >> problems with the 4 and 6 trains bypassing bleecker street, ongoing police department activity. diana will have more from the scene. let's see what is happening new jersey transit, l.i.r.r., metro north running on or close. watch for slowdowns on 79 north at main street in freehold. accident blocking a lane there. hudson river crossings still moving along smoothly. watch for slowdowns cross bronx westbound third avenue. construction blocking two lanes. 95 north up to exit 29 in bridgeport construction as well. here is the inbound b.q.e. moving slowly by the brooklyn bridge and going out to the other camera, a look at the l.i.e. westbound moving okay through jericho turnpike. earlier problems at glen cove completely cleared. alternate sides in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," new
welcome back. amtrak being ordered to immediately retrain workers on safety rules after the crash in philadelphia. a passenger train that originated in new york struck and killed two apparently mack employees sunday. the federal railroad administration suggests the victims may not have been told the track was reopened to train traffic. amtrak will reinforce the rule that a track will not be reopened until all workers have cleared the area or been warned about an oncoming train. the keystone pipeline is shut down as officials investigate a leak that sent
into a south dakota field. transcanada says 17,000 gallons of oil spilled out of the pipeline saturday after originally saying the leak was less than 2,000 gallons. the company says the leak is controlled and there is no significant environmental impact. the shut down is expected to have a short term impact on the market but consumers are likely not likely to see the impact reflected in gas prices. go ahead and pour that whole milk on your cereal. that is better than using skim milk. researchers at tufts university say people that regularly consume full fat dairy products instead of the watery skim milk stuff is better. they develop less diabetes. people with higher levels of dairy fat in their up to a 46% lower risk of diabetes. so, all these years we have been told low fat, no fat, no
>> i'm going for the fat, why not. let's check in with bill evans. >> butter, milk, those are all good things. this is brooklyn looking to one world trade brought to you by jeep. across the east river down to the battery. a nice morning. we have a little wind. looking down the beach. the wind is out of the west. we will have a west wind. surfers and boogie boarders like that. west winds at 8 gusting to 17. look at the pressure 29 to 51, very unstable. a tenth of an inch of rain. pretty sunrise and gorgeous sunset. breezy, cool and dry. wintry weather saturday. it gets going around 9:00, 10:00, 11:00. i get a lot of these questions for saturday because there already things going on.
to know what time because there are kids sports or somebody wants to get a run or jog in. somebody is doing something outside. probably midday lunchtime it rains with the wet snow. chilly sunday. we warm back up next week. 46 degrees north shore to south shore. 34 monticello. toms river 39. association we got a wind out of the west and southwest this morning. it has been around a 6 to 29 miles per hour sustained wind. 29 to 39 miles per hour wind gusts we had so far this morning. big low pressure system will swing around, pull down cold air for saturday into sunday. freeze watch in effect. here you go. a few snow showers from scranton, wilkes-barre will slide to the north. this low spinning around plattsburgh, ottawa and st. katherine's, ontario that will slide eastward. partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. great weather. west wind.
then watch as we keep an eye on that clipper system for saturday. get everything done by 10:00, 11:00 it will rain with the snow mix. that will be mostly lunchtime and through the after. looking at an early shower north and west. breezy, cooler with clouds and sunshine, 53. tonight brisk and chilly, 42. tomorrow snow and rain around mid-morning, coating to an inch is possible. mostly the roadways and sidewalks will be wet. windy and cold, 43 degrees. we have the april sun and the warmer temperatures. it's mostly going to be heavy and wet snow. northwest new jersey gets 2, 3 inches of snow, wet snow in spots. then sunny and brisk. do that again. >> that would be me. >> i'm just -- i don't know. >> what's wrong. let it out.
>> oh, i will let it out here right now. >> it's all our friends watching. >> just between us. >> it's all family. [ laughter ] >> no. >> let's check in with debbie duhaime. >> we understand, lori. good morning, lori, ken, bill. good morning, everybody. problems on the subways. 4 and 6 bypassing at bleecker street with the ongoing police department activity. we will keep an eye on that. let's see new jersey transit, l.i.r.r., metro north on or close. minor delays at the george, lincoln and holland. cross bronx westbound moving slowly at third avenue. delays to the bruckner. 95 north exit 29 in bridgeport construction there. out to the webcam, this is the garden state parkway northbound by 136. at 138 past clark an accident reported. alternate sides are in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> debbie, thank you.
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will reunite with his mother. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the new regulations for cooling towers set to take effect to prevent in new york city. this is a dream come true. everybody that did all this, true. >> also ahead, how one community came together to give a homeless couple their most
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>> everybody that did all this and these girls and everything, it's been a dream come true. >> the owner of a local ranch provided the wedding location. the ceremony was worth more than $20,000. the raw mrs. bartlett called it their cinderella story. >> very sweet. nice story. >> came to the rescue. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," we are live at the scene of another slashing on a subway platform in plan man. why police are having a hard time finding the suspect. we are in the clear today but snow is on the way
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a couple of scattered showers this morning are coming up around orange and ulster county. these will drag across and get out of the way rather quickly. it's chilly this morning. a west wind here. about 43, 45 degrees. that's warmer than normal for this time of year. jamaica queens 45. west southwest wind around 12 to 26 miles per hour. humidities are low. a nice ride on the ferry today. be careful getting on and off the ferry. the captains no how to handle it. weather and traffic every seven minutes. i said it again, didn't i. >> you did. >> debbie duhaime is in the traffic center. good morning bill and everybody. ferries are on time. problems on the 4 and 6 train bypassing bleecker street with ongoing police department activity. heading to the cross bronx westbound slowing at third avenue, construction still out there. delays back to the bruckner. problems on the garden state parkway north at 138 and kenilworth, overturned car.
outside a look at the southern state parkway westbound stop and go out to eagle avenue in nassau county. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back to you, ken, lori. police in paterson hope newly released video will help them identify the suspect in a machete attack. it shows a fight between two groups outside of a bar on main street march 3rd. the suspect swung a machete causing a severe gash to another man's neck. police also released video of the suspect walking to the bar that night. doctors were able to save the victim's life. closing in on 6:00, breaking news in the next half hour. a man is slashed at a subway station near greenwich village. we are on the scene working to
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breaking news at 6:00. another knife attack at a new york subway station. this time a man is cut in the neck near breaker street. >> bernie's battle. the presidential contender fights for home field vantage in the race for the -- advantage in the race for the white house. >> question for you, what happened to spring? >> i don't know. >> another blast of winter weather headed our way in time for the coveted weekend. i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. friday, april 8th. you are never more than seven