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dissh a flash iris on the loose in the city. what police say he did to a young girl on her way to school a young boxer is on the run, accused of critically attack an injuring his girlfriend. the new pictures police want you to see. with the new york primary less than a week away, bernie sanders holds a big rally today. hillary clinton score as big endorsement and donald trump fights to maintain his position as the gop frontrunner. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, april 13th. you're halfway there. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> clear skies, cool and crisp this morning. grab a jacket and a sweater. your temperature to start this wednesday is 42 degrees, pretty much close to normal for this time of the year, this hour of the day. 31 around poughkeepsie and kingston which is normal there too and so is port gervis where you can actually see the border, the lan of new york state from port jervis.
yonkers to 42 around west orange, new jersey. we're looking at sunshine this morning. after we get through this crisp and chilly morning, we have a freeze warning until 8:00. that's for the suburbs, north and west. it's going to warm up nicely today. we got clear skies and a lot of sunshine that will be heading your way, not only today, but on into the weekend. temperature by noontime gets to about 50, 52 to 56 this afternoon. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center in for heather. hope you're feeling better today. >>reporter: i'm feel ago lot beamplet thanks, bill. we'll tell you what's happening on the 2 train, still seeing some delays downtown with some ongoing signal problems. lirr, new jersey transit and metro north on or close. george washington bridge some overnight construction still lingering. lincoln an holland tunnel construction clear. sixth avenue at 57th, fire department activity, as a result 58th is closed, between 6th and seventh as well. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, lori, ken >> all right, debbie, thank you. and police in brooklyn are
an then flashed a young girl while she was walking to school. it happy near elton street and pittcan avenue in east new york. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live now with the video police want you to see. diana. >>reporter: and, lori, good morning. pairments in this neighborhood are not going to feel safe for their children until this man is caught. in fact, his sign rs up all over this east new york neighborhood. that little girl was just walking to school in this neighborhood yesterday morning when her brother when that man exposed himself and grabbed her, but she put up the fight of her life. it all happened here just after 8:00 in the morning, and that may very well have saved her life because the man, the man you see in this video got spooked and ran away. this was surveillance video released by police of the man they are now looking for. just after 8:00 that 11-year- old girl was on this street corner with her 12-year-old brother walking to school, right here rat pitkin avenue.
that time of the morning when they were approached by the man who exposed himself, grab the little girl by the arm and and that's when witnesses say she started screaming and fought back. >> she's saying get off me, get off me. he was holding her. she was kicking and scratching or -- the baby was -- she was having like an epileptic fit. she was very, very scared. >>reporter: so the girl's brother immediately called their father who was at home about two blocks from here, and he was so upset he immediately ran here in his boxers. that's when they called police. that man is described as about six feet tall, in his dweants or mi 20s, -- 20s or mid-20s, 120 pounds, last seen wear ago red jacket, black hat and glasses. in east new york this morning, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news >> diana, thank you. nour:34. new this morning, an amateur boxer is accused of punching his girlfriend in the head, leaving her fighting for her life. police are searching for josh lutren.
girlfriend inside their home in bed-stuy. the 38-year-old victim is now in critical condition. a long island man could be facing serious jail time for a series of attacks on red light cameras in suffolk county. steven ruth of center reach is accused of cutting wires on 18 cameras and with cutting down an entire camera pole in corum. preliminary estimates put the cost of the damage at $25,000 ruth says the cameras are unconstitutional and nearly half of the intersections of cameras have seen an increase in accidents. 4:35. it is a big day for the candidates. hillary clinton scored a big endorsement and bernie sanders is holding a rally downtown. meanwhile, donald trump is fighting to maintain his frontrunner. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in washington square park with the story. good morning, dray. >>reporter: good morning, ken. as you know, bernie sanders has spent the last few days campaigning very heavily upstate, but this evening he
here at washington square park. and already this morning you can see behind me there are convoy of tow trucks and a number of police officers already patrolling the park. park, a clear indication of the sort of crowd they're expecting, a large one. bernie sanders is set to hole a big rally tonight in washington square park. it follows tens of thousands coming out to see him in buffalo, albany and upstate cities. >> in general election poll matchups, we are beating trump by 20 points. >>reporter: hillary clinton is keeping to small gatherings and funraising, while all three republican candidates are campaigning today out of state. john kasich in maryland and ted cruz and donald trump in pennsylvania. trump won the missouri primary last night, edging out ted cruz to take all 12 delegates, and
trumps packed on stage for a town hall discussion of dad and the campaign. >> i just truly feel my father is the best father, the best husband he could be. >>reporter: trump complained again that party rules are stacked against him. >> the colorado thing was very, very unfair. i know the rules very well, but i know that it's stacked against me by the establishment. >>reporter: and this is a look at the cover of this morning's new york daily news, the editorial board giving hillary clinton a glaring endorsement and laying out reasons why they chose to endorse hillary clinton over bernie sanders. right now in washington square park, some posts indicate that hillary does have a double- digit lead, but bernie sanders very confident as we draw nearer to that new york primary date that he could actually win the vote, primarily through young people. live this morning in dwrenich village, -- greenwich village, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you.
what caused a car to go out of control and jump the curb in east islip, killing a young mother just moments after she had put her son on the school bus. it is heartwrenching, sky brun etti's little boy helped relatives write notes to his mother, notes left at a makeshift memorial that now gross where she died. >> she was a saint, she really was. if anybody knows her, she's a saint. she doesn't say one bad thing to anybody. >> investigators say 25-year- old sky brunetti and her pet dog were killed instantly. the driver of the car that hit her, barbara catoni is hospitalized with minor injuries and so far no charges have been file. 4:38 is the time. an extremely disturbing story. a teenaged girl with the mental capacity of a preschooler sexually assaulted at her school. this morning a worker at that school for the disabled is facing charges. the 14-year-old girl lives at the christopher school in the bronx.
walked in on 51-year-old yacubo abdul aziz molesting the teen. the mother spoke exclusively to our a.j. ross >> when she be in the bed sleeping, he comes in the room, he touches her every night. she doesn't even know that's really, really wrong. that's what hurts the most, she probably trusted him. >> abdul-aziz is free on his own rekog nans. he'll be back in court to face charges, including sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. new this morning police are searching for the people behind more than a dozen burglaries in queens. investigators say the woman in this picture and this minivan are connected to the string of break-ins dating back to january. the most recent happened this past weekend at a home in glen oaks. there have been at least 16 incidents. in most cases the suspect or suspects take off with valuables and electronics. well, happening today, a hearing is set in brooklyn over the manslaughter conviction of former new york city police
the hearing will explore claims that a juror in liang's trial did not inform the court about his father's criminal history during jury selection. his attorneys are asking for a retrial. liang was convicted of shooting akye girly in brooklyn. he faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced thursday. it's 4:39. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> we took a look from our roof across over to midtown, central park south. there's the rink right there just to the left of where the intersection of 59th street goes to 55th avenue. that's at plaza hotel, -- that's the plaza hotel, 432 park. looking down the jersey shore, a pretty morning here at asbury park, 42 degrees. it's cool, it's crisp, it's in the 30s north and west, clear skies, a little frost, a little freeze. high pressure will slide eastward and give us some beautiful weather today on into the weekend. grab a jacket, a sweater this
the mid-40s. noontime it's 50 and this afternoon we're going to hit 56 degrees. a little cooler than normal, but it's going to be a great day today and it only gets warmer. speaking of warm and paraphernalialy, debbie duhaime is in the traffic center this morning in for heather. how's it going out there? >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening on twt train right now, bill, looks like a problem on 2 train downtown signal problems at church avenue over in brooklyn. now, if you're going to be take ago ride over to sixth avenue at 57th, fire department activity. as a result 58th closed between sixth and seventh avenues. also the fdr drive, some construction still lingering here in the 70s. and going to our other camera, a look at the tappen zee bridge, moving smoothly across the span heading into the tarrytown tolls. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, ken, lori. >> thank you, debbie. it is 4:41. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, crime that's gaining national attention, a mother of three young girls killed and dismembered after online date. and this morning we have the
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well, from the roof to the ground, this basketball court at a los angeles school gave way yesterday, but officials stressed this is not a sinkhole. see, there's a manmade water collection basin under the problem. the court had actually been closed for the last four months after cracks started to show, so students were no where near the court, thankfully, when it finally did collapse. it's 4:44. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> here's our camera from astoria, queens, looking south, right down the east river. that's 1 world trade all the way down there, chrysler building, 432 park, fdr drive, all looking good here. beach. this is from asbury park. we got a good visibility all the way down in the distance, jenk kinson's boardwalk, point pleasant here with some clear skies, cool temperatures and in parts of the area might even be and west. 42 now with the humidity dry, winds out of the north and a pressure rising. really windy late in the day
but look how high the pressure is. that's really strong high pressure. it gave us a high yesterday of 59. normal is 60, and we're going to be a little bit below that today as this high pressure keeps working its way in. yesterday. sun rises at 6:20 and it's going to be gorgeous. so it's a little colder this morning with a freeze in the outlying areas north and west. we got a lot of sunshine today and gradually warmup into the weekend. next shot at a shower is not until tuesday of next week. sayreville is 39. long branch 37, wrightstown 34. you got low 40s five boroughs and low 30s north and west. this is normal overnight low temperatures for this hour of the day. here's the northerly wind that we're looking at, 12 around newark and 5 up to the north. so the wind not much of a factor at all here as high pressure slowly moves eastward, you see we got clear skies. we get into the center of the high, the axis of the high, skies are clear, winds are calm and that allows this frost to form. and eventually the winds will go southwest and warm us up.
low 40s here, but by afternoon mid- to upper 50s around. tomorrow morning we're going to have a passing cloud. we'll be in the low 40s again tomorrow, upper 30s, and then it'll creep up, the temperature will tomorrow to about 57, 58 degrees. the jet stream has retreated to the north and so this high pressure ridge will slide eastward, and that'll give us a southwest wind going into the weekend. that'll warm us up nicely. south-facing shores will be a little bit cooler, south shore of long island, coastal connecticut. sunny and 56 today, patchy clouds tonight, frost again in the suburbs, 42. tomorrow sunshine, 58. check out your accuweather seven-day forecast. 61 on friday, 64 sunday, 72 on sunday, lows at night will warm up from the mid-40s into the low 50s. and as you see, as we get to monday, 74 degrees. [ applause ] >> nice! >> thank you. my work is
when we have our next shot at rain. isn't that a nice stretch of weather? >> very nice. >> beautiful. >> it's about time. let's see if our commute is as beautiful as that with debbie duhaime. >>reporter: a couple of issues right now, believe it or not, this early this morning. we're going to head right to the southern state parkway. on the southern state parkway eastbound getting out towards peninsula boulevard, it's an accident. looks like two lanes blocked right now southern state eastbound right at peninsula boulevard. 2 trains downtown delays, signal problems at church avenue in brooklyn. george washington bridge construction clearing. lincoln and the holland still moving okay. and keep in mind if you're heading to the new england thruway south of mamaroneck it's construction. going to our webcam, here's a look at the flashing lights here on the southern state. again this, is the southern state eastbound at peninsula boulevard, accident being cleared. alternate side in effect. back to you, lori, ken. >> debbie, thank you. 4:48. well, the metro card, ah, the metro card, it's an important part of the new yorker uniform, but we could soon see a new way to pay for subways and buses. every new yorker knows the pain
card to swipe correctly on the first time t. took me three times yesterday. we even watched presidential candidate hillary clinton struggle with it last week over and over again. see, the cards were first introduced 13 years ago. now the mta is looking for proposals as it moves to a contactless system. want to go back to the token? and of course new yorkers have a lot of opinions about that. >> there's like a chip or something nz the card where you could -- inside the card where you could just wave it and it'll scan and you can just walk right through. >> the smafort phone app or something like that mate make it less accessible because not everybody has a smart phone. >> i would go for the old- school tokens. >> i like that lady. the token wrs good. the mta is hoping the new system will look like the one useed in london where a bank card, smart phone -- see, these people are all smart, issued card would direct the fare from your account. the changes are expected to be made sometime in 2018. it is 4:49. and the man accused of killing a mother inside her own home
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. i'm meteorologist bill evans right here in front of the big board. and this morning, well, look at the lines that are on right here -- the lights that are on right here at the ferry terminal. this is way lit up for this hour of the day. there's something going on there this morning. we're looking at clear skies, though, and some beautiful weather. as a matter of fact, we're looking at temperatures we are going toob looking at a fair amount of -- to be looking at a fair of amount of sunshine for today on in through the weekend. grab a jacket, there's some frost in the suburbs. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center in for heather today. feel ago little better, i hope. >>reporter: that's for sure. i'm feel ago lot better. thank you, bill. let's go outside and take a look at the southern state parkway right now. southern state parkway heading eastbound this, is right by peninsula boulevard. you can see the activity here just being wrapped up here. it looks like an accident still working. as we go to the maps, it's the southern state eastbound at peninsula boulevard, accident
2 train downtown delays with signal problems in brooklyn. new jersey transit, lirr, metro north on time and taking a ride to the merritt parkway south into new canaan, it's construction slowing you down. this is the grand central parkway, still moving okay into jewel avenue. over on sixth avenue at 57th some ongoing fire department activity. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, lori, ken. >> debbie, thank you. 4:56. the woman police suspected of stealing a ring off a corpse in a funeral home in texas has been arrested. 41-year-old kaylin combfield has been charged with theft from a human corpse which is a felony. the morbid crime was caught on camera. the ring was actually just plastic. it was only worth about $10. if she is found guilty, she could actually spend up to two years behind bars. well, he struck again. this morning we are seeing video of a man wanted on long island for a string of knifepoint robberies.
when the suspect held up a carvelle on dutch broadway in north valley stream. investigators say he has robbed at least nine businesses in nassau county since march. we are closing in on 5:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the video that police want you to see as they search for a predator in brooklyn. we're live with details on a man who grabbed a little girl and flashed her on the way to school. and new this morning, the search for the men who attacked and robbed an elderly woman and a young man inside an upper manhattan home.
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grabbed her and flashed her, and this morning police need your help to find him. developing this morning, two people shot inside a car in new jersey, one of the victims is dead. the killer is on the run right now. and you're going to still need your jacket today before a warmup a little later in the week. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. today is wednesday, april 13th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> well, as lori said, you need a jacket or a sweater, and that you do this morning. it's cool, it's crisp, and getting your day started, headed to the bus stop, subway, check out 42 degrees your temperature right now, clear skies. that's your 5:00 a.m. temp, a little light northerly wind here. 41 at northport and massapequa and 35 around hawmage and 41 -- hauppauge and 41 out toward montauk. down there around belmar southward, 28 down towards toms river. we'll have sunshine today, temperatures going to get to about 55 to 57 degrees today.
it's going to feel nicer as we go toward the rest of the week and into the weekend. debbie duhaime is up in the traffic center in for heather today. what do you got going on? >>reporter: we have a problem on the southern state parkway, bill. we're going to go outside and show you a look right now. this is the southern state parkway eastbound right at peninsula boulevard, accident still blocking a lane. as we go to the maps, again, this is the southern state east right at peninsula boulevard, a collision, so do watch out for a slight delay getting through there. over on the 2 train, downtown delays with signal problems at church avenue in brooklyn. and taking a ride over to the merritt parkway southbound, it's new canaan construction. 95 moving slowly northbound to exit 29 in bridgeport with construction there. here's a look at the grand central. still moving okay out toward jewel avenue getting through queens. now, over on sixth avenue at 57th it's some ongoing fire department activity. reports of a problem with a steam pipe, so we're going to keep an eye on that for you. as a result 58th street is also closed between sixth and seventh. so you may want to avoid that area all together.
are in effect for today. back over to you, ken, lori. >> all right, debbie, thank you. it's 5:02. and a predator is on the run this morning in brooklyn after grabbing a little girl and then flashing her while she was on her way to school. this happened around elton street and pitcan avenue in east new york. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live now on the scene with the rest of the story. diana. >>reporter: lori, good morning. this all happened as this little girl was walking by the corner bodega here with her brother yesterday morning. but she screamed and put up the fight of her life. that's when the man fled. police are looking for that predator this morning. in fact, his signs are up all over this east new york neighborhood this. is surveillance video of him that police released. he is believed to be in his 20s. you can see him walking down the street moments before the attack. it happened just after 8:00 yesterday morning. the 11-year-old little girl was walking to school with her brother. they were on the corner here at pitcan avenue and elton street at a relatively busy time of
approached by that man who exposed himself and then grabbed the little girl, grabbing her arm and not letting go. but that little girl fought back, and that's likely what saved her. parents don't feel their children are safe until this man is caught. >> it's hard to let our kids go to school by themselves. you know what i'm saying? we gotta take them and pick them up. >>reporter: so the man police are looking for is described as in his 20s. he's about six feet tall, weighs about 190 pounds. he was last seen wear ago black jacket with a hood, a red hat and glasses. anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers this morning. live in east new york, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you. it's 5:04. developing right now, and police are investigating a deadly shooting in newark. two people were found shot inside a car on elizabeth avenue in newark just after 11:00 last night. one of the victims pronounced dead at the scene, the other rushed to university hospital in critical condition. it looks like the shooting happened a block away from a gas station where the car came to a rest. no arrests have been made.
identify two men seen on a robbery surveillance video released just this morning. it happened in washington heights two weeks ago just before 8:00 p.m. police say the two men forced their way into an apartment on west 164th street, knocking down an 87-year-old woman. then they attacked a 21-year- old male in a back bedroom. the men then fled to -- with an unknown amount of cash. an illegal day care center in brooklyn is shut down this morning after investigators discovered it was operating without a license. newscopter 7 was over the day care operating inside a trailer on 14th avenue in borough park last night. now, the trailer is adjacent to a private school. city officials are now working with parents to find licensed day care centers for the displaced children. ex-cop brendan kroanon could face up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced today for attempted murder and assault.
hear from co before passing sentence. he pleaded guilty to firing at least 14 bullets at the two men who were driving through pelham last september on their way home from a recreational hockey game. cronon had consumed 10 drinks before the incident after practice at the nypd shooting range. time now is 5:05. and the race for president, it's a busy day ahead in manhattan for the two democratic contenders, bernie sanders expected to draw thousands at his rally tonight in washington square park. sanders just wrapped up a sweep of upstate cities where he drew massive crowds. hillary clinton detoured to florida for a fundraiser yesterday, but she's back today for al sharpton's national action network's gathering in midtown. now, the three republican contenders are campaigning out of state today. john kasich will be in maryland, while ted cruz and donald trump will be after voters in pennsylvania. all three could be relieved to hear that house speaker paul ryan is totally opposed to efforts to make him the party's candidate should there be a
>> i believe that you should only choose from a person who is actually participated in the primary. count me out. >> ryan doesn't have much time for presidential politics. he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for ryan and house republicans. we're less than an hour away from a strike by nearly 40,000 verizon workers. now, their contract ran out last august and they say they'll hit the picket lines at 6:00 in almost a dozen states. verizon says customers will probably not notice any difference to their service. it also says it has thousands of non-union workers that are trained and ready to step in. it's 5:07. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, we have clear skies, we have a cool, crisp morning, and we have a great visibility here from 4 times square looking all the way down to 1 world trade. going to be a
at 66th, west 66th and columbus avenue. we have some pretty weather here looking across the jill yard and lincoln center. clear skies and 42 degrees, clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. high pressure is up in canada, going to give us some beautiful weather today and on into the weekend. 45 by 10:00, 48 at noon, 50 at noontime to 56 this afternoon. temperature a little bit cooler than our normal average afternoon high, but it's going to warm up. jacket or sweater this morning for school kiddos. i give it a "b." 56 degrees, not bad today. we're going to get into that a- plus territory by friday. we'll talk about that next. traffic center. still got that problem on the southern state, debbie? >>reporter: yeah, we still have a problem, bill. i'll show you a peek at this from our webcam. eastbound at peninsula boulevard. it's an accident still partially blocking one lane. traffic moving okay through the area, but be careful here on the eastbound southern state into peninsula boulevard. as we head to the maps, again, i'll pinpoint that for you, southern state east at
is moving fine. over on the 2 train, downtown delays with signal problems over in brooklyn. here's a look at no problems to report there. avoid sixth avenue at 57th, it's some fire department activity there, though. problems with a steam pipe. and as a result 58th street is closed between sixth and seventh as well because of that problem. let's see what else is happening. as you head to 95 north exit 29 into bridgeport, construction. and construction continuing here on the southbound merritt parkway getting into new canaan. alternate side parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you, ken, lori. >> all right, debbie, thank you. 5:09. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a suspect caught on camera in the attempted rape of a woman in the bronx. how the victim managed to escape. also ahead, a new discovery revealed by investigators looking into the murder of former nfl player will smith.
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5:11. and a woman managed to fight off a man who tried to rape her in the bronx. video shows the suspect police want to find. this happened in the early hours monday morning near webb avenue and ames place in the fordham section. police say he grabbed a 47-year- old woman from behind, pulled down her pants, but then ran away after the victim scream and punched him. if you have any information on this, you are asked to call police. time is 5:12. police investigating the murder of former nfl player will smith that revealed a fully loaded 9 milimeter was found inside his vehicle but no ballistic evidence or shell casings were discovered to find that weapon had been fired. police will not say whether there's any indication that smith ever hell the weapon during this entire incident. in the meantime, this surveillance video is getting a
it shows a hummer driven by the suspect cardell hayes. is vehicle is bumped by a vehicle appearing to be the suv. as the hummer pulls over, the suv drives away. the hummer then follows the suv and seconds later smith was shot and killed during a confrontation after a three- vehicle fender bender. new this morning, a court decision in china's first same- sex marriage case. a judge ruled against the gay couple, throwing out their suit against the city which refused to grant them a marriage registration certificate. well, their lawyer says the biggest shock was the speed of the decision, cut just hours after the case was heard. china does not recognize same- sex marriage, and that's not about to change. 5:13. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go from fort lee, new jersey, we look across the george washington bridge here to the west side. got a good visibility here all the way out. looking at a pretty morning
dry, 41 degrees, pretty cool too with a little northerly wind here. pressure rising. we're looking at a yesterday that was right around 45 to 49. we're looking at 60 as our normal. we're going to be looking at what's going to be 30 from kingston and poughkeepsie to newburgh this morning, 35 carmel, 33 norwalk, 39 long island. these numbers are cool and crisp, but they're pretty close to normal for the overnight hours here. got a calm wind and it's right out of the north, mostly calm in a lot of spots, 6 to 10 miles an hour wind from the park over toward newark. so we have clear skies all the way back to the great lakes. canada. northerly wind. it will keep sliding eastward. the north. that will allow milder air to come up from the south. so here's our high that we're talking about, pushing down that dryer, cooler air today. but as the high keeps sliding on into the canadian maritimes, we see coming around that a nice warm air mass that will continue to build in through saturday. at the coast, once this high
kind of come around from the south and the water temperature is about 47 in atlantic. so that may make the south- facing shores a little bit cooler. after school sunshine, 55 to 56 degrees, great for getting outside after school, kids, and after-school sports. 56 degrees. tonight patchy clouds and some patchy frost in the suburbs north and west. we're at 42. sunshine tomorrow, a beautiful day. it gets a little warmer. we're at 58 degrees. and then as we go on through friday we warm to 61, 64 on saturday. we're looking at warm sunshine on sunday, and monday we eventually warm up to 74 degrees before a front comes through with our next shot of rain. and that would be on tuesday. man, this is a nice weekend >> nice. >> i'll have to make plans. >> i got plans i'm checking out. >> define checking out. >> i'm just checkin' out. >> i like that. >> yes.
do that. let's check in with with >>reporter: sometimes it's good just to do nothing, right? >> that's it. >> absolutely. >>reporter: good morning, lori, ken, bill. good morning, everybody. let's go outside. i want to show you a look at the southern state parkway. southern state parkway eastbound at peninsula boulevard, it's still police department activity out here, partially blocking a lane. traffic still moving okay. as we head to the maps, again, it's the southern state eastbound at peninsula boulevard an accident still partially blocking one lane. again, as we head to the maps, still moving okay on the l.i.e., though, so you can head to the l.i.e. on the 2 train downtown delays, with signal problems in brooklyn. new jersey transit, lirr, metro north all on or close. george, lincoln and the holland moving along smoothly. no problems right now. over on the cross bronx westbound, slowing down a bit into third avenue with some overnight construction. times square still moving along smoothly. no problems here at times square, but do watch for this
sixth avenue by 57th, fire department activity, as a result 58th closed between sixth and seventh as well. alternate side in effect. back over to you, ken, lori >> all right, debbie, thank you. 5:16. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the changes ahead for two major airlines looking to entice customers ahead of the busy summer season. also ahead, saying good- bye to a basketball legend. kobe bryant is just hours away from his final nba game. the moving tribute from the
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5:19, welcome back. bill cosby trying to overturn a court ruling that allows a criminal case against him to proceed in pennsylvania. cosby is asking the superior court there to uphold a district attorney's agreement that crosby would not be prosecuted if he testified in a civil case brought by his meanwhile, a massachusetts court says that cosby's wife will have to endure more questions in a defamation case brought by seven women who have accused cosby of sexual assault. well, rangers fans are getting ready to cheer on their team in the post season. the rangers start the stanley cup playoffs tonight in pittsburgh against the penguins. the team captain ryan mcdonough is still nursing a hand injury, but practiced yesterday as the team geared up for round one, game one and could play in the series. as for the islanders, their shot at the stanley cup kicks off tomorrow night in florida against the panthers.
an era for the nba, the lakers posted this montage showing kobe bryant's 20-season basketball career as he gears up for one final game. he holds the record for the most season with one team and has five nba championships. bryant will take the court one last time tonight in los angeles against the utah jazz. time is 5:20. a moment there. great player. time is 5:20. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast >> yeah, the tributes have been really good to kobe on our sister company, espn. you ought to check those out. here's what's going on. we have clear skies all the way down the jersey shore here. temperatures are pretty much close to where they would normally be for this hour of the day, this time of the year. 41 in the park, 31 new city, 41 around newark, 42 around jamaica, queens. a little light northerly wind here from brand new high pressure coming in. you probably noticed that wind yesterday.
afternoon. well, that's a new high pressure ridge coming in. now that wind has calmed down as we get more into this high pressure system. where it spreads out. a northerly wind here at 7. taking the ferry over today, water temperature warming up a little bit, 47. calm wind, nice ride from bridgeport over toward port jeff today. weather and traffic every seven minutes. debbie duhaime has been showing the blts of the southern -- blue lights of the southern state parkway. >>reporter: that's for sure. the problem on southern state parkway eastbound near peninsula boulevard getting through nassau county. also problems on the 2 train right now, bill. let's see what's happening on the 2, downtown delays with ongoing signal problems over in brooklyn. new jersey transit, lirr, metro north all on or close to schedule. watch for a problem as well on the garden state parkway southbound approaching exit 90 in brick. reports of an overturned car, police department activity, heavy traffic getting through that stretch. and let's go outside and i'll show you a look at the southern state parkway right now. southern state parkway eastbound by peninsula boulevard, watch for this
it's partially blocking one lane. alternate side in effect. back over to you, ken, lori. >> all right, debbie, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the community comes together to support a family on long island after a mother was killed on the street by an out-of-control car. the very latest on the investigation. also ahead, the upcoming rare opportunity for millions of "star wars" fans. when you could see the first
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it's around 39 teterboro, 32 white plains. the farther north you go, you see it's 30 poughkeepsie, 28 monticello. 33 coastal connecticut, and about 36 down the jersey shore. we're looking at 50 by noontime, 56 this afternoon with sunshine, going to be a great day today. a light northerly wind at about 4 to 8 miles per hour. debbie duhaime is just a laze -- it's just a lazy morning outside. >>reporter: we like that. >> have a little coffee. >>reporter: oh, save some for me >> thank you for the coffee. who bought the coffee? oh, i did. >>reporter: bill evans >> why, thank you, me. you're wonderful. what's going on out there. >>reporter: let's see what's happening on twt train right now. good morning, bill. good morning, everybody. over on the 2 train, downtown delays with ongoing signal problems over in brooklyn. let's see what else is happening out here. as you head to new jersey transit, lirr, metro north, all on or close to schedule. watch for a problem garden state parkway south approaching exit 90 in brick. it's an overturned car, injuries involved.
activity at the scene. here's a look at times square. traffic moving okay through times square. over on 58th by sixth, do watch for some police department activity. and going over to our webcam, here's a look right now at the southern state. southern state eastbound by peninsula boulevard, accident still being investigated. alternate side parking rules are in effect. back over to you, lori, ken. >> debbie, thank you. it's 5:30. and police are on the hunt for a predator who targeted a little girl while she was on her way to school in brooklyn. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco live in east new york to see. diana. >>reporter: ken, good morning. parents in this east new york neighborhood do not feel their children are safe until this predator is caught. that little girl was just walking to school yesterday morning when he exposed himself and grabbed her. that's when she put up the fight of her life. this is surveillance video released by police of the man believed to be in his 20s. you can see him walking down the street moments before the attack. this all happened just after
walking to school with her 12- year-old brother on the corner of pitkin avenue and elton street. it was a relatively busy time of the morning in this neighborhood and that's when the man approached them. he then exposed himself, grabbed the little girl and would not let her go. that's when witnesses say she started screaming and fought back. >> saying get off me, get off me. he was holding her and she was kicking and scratching. or she was -- the baby was -- she was having like an epileptic fit. she was very, very scared. >>reporter: so immediately after this happened, the little girl's 12-year-old brother called their father who was just a few blocks away at home. he was so panicked, he actually ran down here in his boxers, and that's when they called 911. now, there are pictures of this man up all over this east new york neighborhood this morning. police are looking for a man who is in his 20s. he's about six feet tall, he weighs about 190 pounds. he was last seen wear ago black hooded jacket and a red hat. anywufn with information is ask
asked to call crime stoppers this morning at 800-577-tips. live in east new york, diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news >> diana, thank you. it's 5:32. police now investigating what caused a car to go out of control and jump the curb in east islip, long island, killing a young mother just moments after she had put her son on the school bus. it's heartwrenching. scie brunetti's relatives helped her little boy make notes at a memorial that grows now where she died >> she was a sainlt. she doesn't say one bad thing to anybody. >> investigators say 25-year- old scie brunetti and her pet dog were killed instantly. the driver of the car that hit her, barbara katoni is hospitalized with minor injuries. so far no charges have been filed. new this morning and the amateur boxer is accused of punching his girlfriend in the head, leaving her fighting for her life. police are searching for 30-
police say he punched his 38- year-old girlfriend so hard that she is now in a medically- induced comb a. the attack happened yesterday inside their home in bed-stuy. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. long island man could be facing serious jail time for a series of attacks on red light cameras in suffolk county. steven ruth of center reach is accused of cutting wires on 18 cameras and with cutting down an entire camera pole in corum. preliminary estimates put the cost of the damage at $25,000. ruth says the cameras are unconstitutional. and nearly half of the intersections with the cameras have seen an increase in accidents. 5:34 now. a hearing is set in brooklyn today over the manslaughter conviction of former nypd officer peter liang. the hearing will explore claims that a juror in liang's trial did not inform the court about his father's criminal history during jury selection. his attorneys are asking for a retrial. liang was convicted of shooting
he faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced tomorrow. we're now less than a week away from the new york primary and the candidates are fighting for every vote. >> hillary clinton picked up a big local endorsement and bernie sanders will hold a big rally downtown. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now in washington square park. dray. >>reporter: good morning, lori and ken. as you guys know, bernie sanders has spent the last few days campaigning very heavily upstate, but tonight he comes back here to manhattan for a very big event. washington square park here behind me, the nypd has closed it at the request of the secret service, and they are also now in the process of securing the area and towing cars from the street, a clear indication that they're expecting a very large crowd to show up for bernie sanders. bernie sanders is set to hold a big rally tonight in washington square park. it follows tens of thousands
buffalo, albany and other upstate cities. >> the general election poll matchups, we are beating trump by 20 points. >>reporter: hillary clinton is keeping to small gatherings and fundraising, while all three republican candidates are campaigning today out of state. john kasich in maryland, and ted cruz and donald trump in pennsylvania. trump won the missouri primary last night, edging out ted cruz to take all 12 delegates. and last night three generations of trumps packed on stage for a town hall discussion of dad and the campaign. >> i just truly feel that my father is the best father, the best husband that he could be. >>reporter: trump campaigned again that party rules are stacked against him. >> the colorado thing was very, very unfair, and i know the rules very well, but i know the establishment. >>reporter: and this is the front of the new york daily news.
very big endorsement from the newspaper's editorial staff, and they lay out several reasons why they believe that hillary clinton is the right choice going into this primary and ultimately the election. meanwhile here, again, back here live ouz the park, hillary clinton does -- some polls at least suggest she has a double- digit lead from bernie sanders, and he is confident he can close that lead and win the race, due in large part to a loft young voter supporting his campaign. live in greenwich village, drai dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray. 5:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast >> well, we have some beautiful weather coming your way, and it all starts today after high pressure pushed in yesterday. we have clear skies all the way down past 1 world trade to staten island, the harbor, over toward the verrazano bridge into sandy hook. looking really good here. that's a 23-mile visibility. here we look at midtown manhattan, clear skies, a
42 degrees, north wind at 5. just a jacket and a sweater ought to do it today because it's going to warm up nicely this afternoon. high pressure that is in canada will keep sliding eastward. it'll keep these showers kind of swinging on across off to our north, and we'll continue to see high pressure building in over the next seven days and give us beautiful weather. by 10:00 it's 45, noontime it's 50. it's 54 at 2:00 and 56 degrees this afternoon. that's just a little bit cooler than normal for this time of the year, but it will be warming up each afternoon on into the weekend. at the bus stop, ladies and gentlemen, the kiddos are dressed rather warmly. make sure you got your jacket and your sweater. 41 degrees at the bus stop this morning. but after school, well, you can see as indicated by the sassy one, it should be nice this afternoon. >> yes, she is sassy. [ laughter ] >> 56, sunny and nice. strike a pose, debbie duhaime. i know you got some trouble out there on the garden state parkway. >>reporter: i'll tell you what's happening as we strike a pose on the garden state parkway.
southbound, this is approaching exit 90 in brick. it's an overturned car, all lanes subject to closure now. state police at the scene, emergency activity at the scene, so, again, it's the garden state parkway south in brick, pretty serious accident reported there. new jersey turnpike moving okay getting up through elizabeth. over on the 2 train, downtown delays with some ongoing signal problems. and let's see what's happening right now as you take it over to the taconic northbound into pleasantville road into briar cliff manor, accident blocking a lane there. watch out for delays. and traffic moving slowly on the new england thruway south into 18b in mamaroneck. it's construction. going outside to our webcam, the accident on the southern state completely cleared by peninsula boulevard. alternate side in effect. back to you, ken, lori. >> thank you, debbie. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information on a burglary spree in queens. police say the thief or thieves have struck 16 times. officials hope that you can identify who's behind the crimes. and how did you sleep last
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