tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC April 14, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EDT
good morning it is 6:00 and we have new information overnight on a fast moving fire that trapped and killed two toddlers in their home. why detectives are questioning their mother. and it is another very busy day ahead in new york for the democrats and republicans looking to gain the delegates up for grabs in next week's primary. a final farewell for a legend. nba great kobe bryant ended his 20 year career with a season high 60 points.
and i'm ken rosato. today is thursday april 14th. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: it is going to be 60 degrees today, starting out around 45 here at 6:00 a.m. 40 white plains, 43 laguardia, 49 jfk. we are hitting 60 today. we'll have a lot of sunshine. kiddos at the bus stop grab a jacket or sweater. later on a some. debby in for heather this morning in the traffic center. what is the latest there? >> reporter: the westbound side of the belt parkway bill, here's a look at the westbound belt, busy heading out toward kennedy airport. the earlier accident completely cleared away.
78 eastbound outside toward exit 24, a collision blocking one lane. 287 north exit 112 franklin township a police investigation. a disabled truck still being cleared and outside a look at the l.i.e. westbound alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back to you ken, lori. we have new information this morning on a devastating fire that killed two children in the bronx. it happened that the children's mother was across the street at a laundromat when the fire broke out. >> the neighbors tried but simply could not rescue 18- month-old amanda and her 2-year- old sibling. diana rocco is live at the scene in clairmont. diana? >> reporter: ken and lori, good morning. it has been a really difficult morning here for family members and friends who tried to get to these girls, but could not, right after the fire broke out.
old mother had left them home alone and unsupervised. there is a single candle that remains in front of this building for these two girls, and the windows are boarded here this morning. police say the girls were left completely home alone while their mother was at the laundromat across the street. the fire started at about 6:30 last night. fire investigators worked through the night trying to determine exactly what happened. smoke could be seen coming from the third floor of this building at the but lower houses on webster avenue. the 2-year-old and 18-month-old were inside the apartment. they could be heard crying and screaming for help. neighbors and family members were trying to get to them but were overcome by thick, black smoke. >> firefighters found a heavy fire condition and heavy smoke condition in the apartment, possibly in the living room area, maybe two couches were on fire. >> reporter: so it is a really sad morning here this morning. the girls were pronounced dead
last night. seven other people were injured in this fire and again, police are now talking to the mother of those toddlers. live in the clairmont section of the bronx, diana rocco channel 7 eyewitness news. at 3:00 this morning a man is in police custody after a deadly stabbing inside a brooklyn homeless she'llter. it happened at the institute -- shelter, it happened at the institute for community living. a 27-year-old was stabbed in the chest, another man who was living there was taken into custody. the family of khai gurley is openly outraged at the delay in sentencing of former police officer peter le yang. a hearing will resume on whether to throw out the conviction because a juror
gone to prison for manslaughter. le yang was found guilty of killing gurley inside a stairwell in a brooklyn housing project in 2014. his attorneys now want a new trial. >> i think this juror wasn't honest. i think this was a juror who has an antipolice bias, a strong one, and who shouldn't have been on this jury. >> le yang was supposed to be sentenced today but it is now been put off until next tuesday. the battle for new york is in the final stretch. tonight the democratic presidential contenders face off in a highly anticipated debate. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live at the brooklyn navy yard with more. >> reporter: both bernie sanders and hillary clinton have strong ties to brooklyn. bernie was born here and hillary clinton maintains her
there are a million registered democrats in this borough. a bad performance tonight could be a very damaging one. the stage is set for tonight's yard. hillary clinton was tuning up last night at co-op city. vote for yourselves, for your grandchildren. vote -- your grandchildren. >> reporter: bernie sanders was packed into washington square park wowing thousands of supporters. >> we do not represent the billionaire class, we do not represent corporate america, we do not represent wall street. we do not want their money. >> reporter: donald trump is set to speak later today, but many in the town's hispanic community are calling on suffolk county republicans on cancel trump. ted cruz, meanwhile, had a more
knocking trump, but then praised new york values, sort of. >> both heidi and i have lived in new york. it is a city that attracts the best and the brightest and people that want to conk kerr the world. when i talk about new york values what i'm talking about are the liberal democrats who have been, frankly, hurting the people of new york, over and over again. >> reporter: so again donald trump will attend the suffolk county fundraiser and then take a helicopter back to midtown to attend a gop gala. ted cruz and john kasich will be at that event as well. dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray thank you. 6:07 now. police on long island are cracking down on speeding drivers near the scene of the crash that killed a young mother. over the course of at least four hours yesterday officers issued 39 summonses, most of them for speeding. a car jumped a curb tuesday killing 29-year-old sky burnett moments after she had put her son on a school bus. check out this beautiful sunrise from our camera here in east rutherford, new jersey across the swamp to manhattan. got to be a very nice day today. sun is gorgeous. here's another view from our camera on the roof, looking across the park. central park looking good. our softball team played last night it was opening night. i wonder if they won? i had a lot of money, i was counting on them to win. hoping they won that game. >> nice. 45 degrees as a matter of fact. looking at a nice morning here with sunshine all the way back to the great lakes and canada because of the clear skies. a beautiful day, 47 by 9:00. 56 at 1:00.
right at our normal high for this time of year. kiddos for school and the bus stop a jacket or sweater ought to do it. but later on, 60 degrees that is our average normal. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. debby and. >> reporter: a couple of problems going on this morning bill. right to 78 eastbound getting toward exit 24. an accident blocking a lane. traffic building as you can see. let's see 287 north exit 12 franklin township, ongoing police investigation of a pedestrian accident. one lane blocked. george lincoln and holland just starting to build but relatively fine. tappan zee bridge no problems. westbound belt by cross bay boulevard, earlier problems clear but traffic building. over to our webical, l.i.e. westbound moving slowly here,
department activity off on the shoulder. the l.i.e. westbound. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back over to you ken, lori? thank you debby. we have breaking news on staten island where a 21-year- old man has been shot and killed. >> straight to john in news copter 7. >> reporter: the shooting happened around 2:30 this morning. you see police on the scene at henderson avenue near broadway. the male was shot outside of the city-hundred apartment building apparently after a confrontation with three males. the 21-year-old victim was taken to the medical center, pronounced dead there. the three people he was in the confrontation with apparently fled the scene. police searching, the investigation is ongoing at this hour.
a deputy ambushed and shot six times. new details about his condition and the person who shot him. also ahead the final farewell for make today smile with 6 dunkin' donuts for $4.49, powdered with sugar, layered with frosting, filled with jelly, or topped with sprinkles. share some smiles with 6 donuts for $4.49 today.
a grim story in houston. a deputy constable has just undergone three hours of surgery after a man ambushed him from behind and shot him six times. happened just after midnight, following a traffic stop. the wounded officer was wearing his protective vest but doctors have now changed his condition to uncertain after removing a bullet lodged in his abdomen and another bullet near his heart. police say they are talking with a possible suspect but they have not made an arrest. president obama plans to attend today's wounded warrior soldier ride. the event has been dubbed soldier ride dc. 6:14. tonight the islanders kickoff their quest for the stanley cup but the rangers are already down one in their series against the penguins. last night's game turned quickly when rangers's goalie lundquist took a stick to the
he didn't come back. the penguins won. game two is saturday. nba superstar kobe bryant capped off his epic 20 season career with the lakers with a huge win. >> for the final time number 24 on the floor. five time world champion. kobe bryant. >> bryant dropped 60 points against the jazz last night. then number 24 said goodbye to the team and the fans that stood by him over his two decade-long career. the team celebrated with an emotional farewell to the 5-time nba champ. the lakers tweeted after the game saying kobe checks out of
ovation and fans chanting his name. when a game, -- what a game, what a career. the warriors beat the grizzlies last night to win number 73 and with it, broke what was thought to be an unbeatable record set 20 years ago by michael jordan and the chicago bulls. even long time bulls fan president obama recognized the achievement. he tweeted congratulations to the warriors. a great group of guys on and off the court. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans now. >> reporter: a very fun team to watch play ball. here we go. looking down the fdr toward the lower east side. a gloomy look this morning but with the sun coming up, clouds across the park here and we are going to have a beautiful sunrise. 47 degrees, 60% is our humidity. the wind is northeast at the pressurizing.
yesterday 58. normal is 61. so 45 is our normal overnight low, so we are right at that also. a normal springtime day today, frosty in the suburbs, then again tomorrow. a gradual warming trend, 70s by sunday. 31 in carmel, 38 kingston. newburg 36. 27 at lake hurst. when you have a calm wind that allows the frost with the clear sky to form overnight. we have this freeze warning until 8:00 in those areas. somerset, really central and western monmouth away from the shore. clear skies, this is actually the satellite picture with the radar added. there is nothing going on in the northeast great lakes beautiful weather. you get to afternoon, we are
west of the city might actually get to 60. tomorrow we start off with more of the same, a will warmer tomorrow. low 60s, tomorrow is just a great start to the weekend. a little warmer to saturday and 70 by sunday. after school sports around 5 to 60 degrees, sunny and nice. chilliton. an area of frost in the suburbs north and west. tomorrow it is sunny and pleasant, 63 degrees. sunshine and pleasant, we are at 66 on saturday. beautiful sunshine and 72 on sunday, and look at monday. 76 degrees. really nice. we always say a perfect day in new york city. sunny and 76. primary tuesday 6 a5 degrees a -- 65 degrees. a good day to get out and vote.
>> thank you for that forecast. >> reporter: anything i can do. public service. >> we definitely approve that forecast. >> reporter: good morning to you lori, ken, bill and everybody. a look at the l.i.e. westbound out toward the area of searing town road. stop and go traffic. police activity on the shoulder. the l.i.e. into queens westbound near wood haven boulevard an accident blocking the lanes. eastbound bqe building up by the brooklyn bridge and 78 eastbound exit 74 with a collision. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you, lori, ken? ringo starr joined bruce springsteen and others in cangs selling his show to protest -- canceling his show to protest north carolina's transgender law but he is taking a stand against hatred and to spread peace and love.
of dollars that could help in the flint water crisis hits a roadblock again. also ahead, something we didn't think we would hear from movie theaters. what is leading one theater to welcome texting in the movies. amazon unveils a high-end ereader. >> it is meant to encourage one handed reading. the $290 device will start shipping on april 27th. the new device, developed by an israeli technology firm is able to determine if a driver's phone was being used right before a crash. >> police in new york city plan to start using it soon. a remarkable breakthrough a microchip implanted in the brain like the one now being used by ian burke hart. now thanks to the chip in his
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the dow starts up at 17908. the nasdaq began 1% higher. japan gained 3%, hong kong posted a slight gain. right now workers fighting for $15 minimum wage are rallying in manhattan. this is a live look at protests outside the mcdonalds in times square. workers are demanding wages they can live on. protesters are being joined by verizon workers who went on strike yesterday. they are expected to march from the times square mcdonalds to the new york state republican gop gala tonight. forget the movie theater ads that remind you to turn off your cell phone.
is open to texting in theaters. adam ahrens was a co-owner of the philadelphia 76ers. they are trying to do it so other people will not be disturbed. never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> the 76er players texted while they were playing too. 38 in the city. 35 around the park and 34 toward monticello. we have cool spots like jamaica queens, and a northeast wind here, 7, 8 miles per hour. a nice ride on the ferry this morning, a beautiful ride, the wind is very light back and forth from brooke lynn today. look at this sunrise, park here. the jackie onassis reservoir and on out to flushing.
is going to surge up and over us and warm us debby? >> reporter: the ferries and to schedule. let's go outside. a look at the l.i.e. county, moving slowly as we head to the plans. l.i.e. westbound heavy through queens as well with an accident cleared out by wood haven boulevard. going to the maps, a collision so solid traffic there. the westbound belt solid out by kennedy airport and 78 eastbound toward exit 24 an accident blocking one lane. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back to you ken, lori? a republican senator from utah has managed to kill federal funding for the toxic water crisis in flint, michigan. a new energy bill did include $250 million for repairs to aging pipes that are putting
but republican senator mike lee objected and the funding was removed. the fellow senators from michigan are furious, but lee is declining to comment on his action. still ahead a break in the case of the brooklyn boxer accused of attacking his girlfriend. we are also learning more about the two toddlers killed in a bronx fire. they may have been left new york. what makes it think bigger? go bolder? push for a living wage that's higher. for tuition-free public college. justice that works for all. for a middle-class that... must. be. saved. you do. values. forged in
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he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america
a live look now at midtown from news copter 7. they say it will be the biggest day of global strikes and protests ever. good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it is thursday april 14th. you are never more than 7 minutes away from traffic and weather. >> puts the glare right into our camera at fort lee. 45 in the park, 41 east hampton. 25 toms river. clear skies, calm wind, the heating from the day is heating the and a. right at our normal averages for this time of the year. warmer than normal as we go into the weekend. 70s this weekend.
what's going on out there? >> reporter: subways running on or close to schedule. clear to subways running on time no problems to report with new jersey transit, or metro north. george washington bridge 15, lincoln busy here on 45 east. l.i.e. westbound building right past wood haven boulevard with a collision. 78 eastbound is busy exit 24 an accident going out to our other camera here's the web cam over 287. keep in mind exit 12 in franklin township a police investigation. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back over to you, lori, ken. 6:32. new information this morning as heartache is felt across a community in the bronx. it appears two toddlers killed in a fast moving fire were home alone at the time.
, lowery and ken good morning. the story is heartbreaking for the toddlers, for their mother, for the neighbors who tried to get inside apartment 3 f. it appears the two girls were left unsupervised while the mom was across the street in a laundromat. fire investigators worked through the night trying to determine how the fire started yesterday. it broke out around 6:30. smoke could be seen coming from the third floor of this building at the butler houses. the 2-year-old and 18-month-old sister were inside the apartment and could be heard crying. neighbors were trying to get to them but were overcome by thick, black smoke. the girl's mother had left them alone and gone across the street to the laundromat when the fire started. the girls were pronounced dead late last night. relatives and the girls' mother were overcome with grief. >> we saw flames burst from the
then i went upstairs to see if there was anybody who needed help and we heard kids crying but it was too black, we couldn't breathe. >> reporter: a single candle is lit outside this building for the girls, their mother now being questioned by police. seven other people were injured investigation. live in the bronx this morning, eyewitness news. 6:33 now. new york city packed with political fire power today. the gop is loading trump cruise and kasich with its annual gala. good morning to you dray good morning ken. secure indeed. this is the backdrop for what should be a very spirited and lively debate between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. it will be the first time the two sides have met face-to-face
is not qualified to be president. both sides know they have to do well because this is a high stakes event. bernie sanders and hillary clinton staged dueling rallies on the eve of tonight's debate at the brooklyn navy yard. sanders a brooklyn native wowed his cheering crowd at washington square park and surrounding streets which were packed with thousands of people. >> jane and i left new york city when we were kids. it is great to be back. thank you. >> reporter: sanders vowed to reform wall street and that brought up hillary clinton's private speeches for goldman sachs. >> i kind of think if that $225,000 speech was so extraordinary, she should release the transcripts and share it with all of us. >> reporter: hillary clinton was in the bronx at the community center in co-op city.
laugh but clinton stuck to targeting donald trump and ted cruz. >> one of them denigrates new york values. i think new york values are at the core of american values, that is why i'm proud to be a new yorker. >> reporter: and the debate is set for 9:00 tonight. dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. dray thank you. all three republicans candidates will be in manhattan tonight at the annual new york state republican gala in midtown. florida prosecutors, meantime are dropping the battery charge filed against donald trump's campaign manager. prosecutors say it doesn't merit criminal charges. meanwhile donald trump and fox news anchor megyn kelly have met at her request at trump tower. they reportedly settled the feud that had erupted over kelley's questioning in the first fox debate.
the morning on long island in a town hall in jericho. he has bragging rights this morning with an endorisser for the daily news. its front page features kasich along with the headline never trump and never cruz. russell hearing marco rubio's name again and last night's cnn town hall ted cruz said he is looking at possible running mates and he says that rubio would be a terrific person to consider for vice president. 6:36. the fifth high ranking nypd commander is being disciplined in connection with a federal corruption probe. andrew coppell has been position. they are looking to see if they and gifts. happening today new york will take off the gloves so to speak and approve professional mixed martial arts and governor
legislation to put the state athletic commission in charge of the sport. a signing ceremony is scheduled at madison square garden. and we are live. news copter 7 john del giorno is live in midtown. >> reporter: these protesters are out demonstrating in support of a $15 minimum wage. we are over times square looking down at the mcdonalds of 46th street and broadway. you might be thinking the governor signed that minimum wage into law, yes he did. you can see about 100 protesters out here on the sidewalk. they plan several protesters throughout the city today. they have been joined by verizon workers that went on
that is a show of solidarity. this is one of many protests supposedly planned throughout the country today and even overseas in support of the $15 minimum wage. john del giorno channel 7 eyewitness news. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> reporter: is it possible john could land and pick us up a couple of mcgriddles? >> that sounds good. here's the lady liberty on the right. one world trade. in the far distance that is sandy hook, new jersey. looking at a great morning here, sunrise is beautiful. you could call this wall street bowling green down to the battery here, toward the brooklyn bridge. lots of sunshine, a temperature of 45 degrees to start the day. clear skies back to the great lakes and the ohio valley and we are looking at lots of sunshine in the coming days
today another day where it is a few degrees warmer. 56 at 1:00 to 60 this afternoon. kids at the bus stop, you might want to grab a jacket or sweater but after school, great. 60 degrees. it gets warmer. i'll tell you about that next. got your hands full this morning? >> reporter: issues on the subways just cleared. on the a train bill, had some earlier signal problems, they have been cleared. residual delays on the a. what else is happening here new jersey transit, metro north george 15, lincoln 20, holland 20. the approach to the inbound lincoln very busy. l.i.e. westwood haven boulevard watch for a crash. a look at 287 northbound into edison moving okay. up by exit 12 in franklin township, watch out for an ongoing police investigation. one lane remains blocked. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today back to you lori, ken?
the amateur boxer accused of leaving his girlfriend critically hurt is facing charges. josh lutheran was taken into custody yesterday afternoon. the 30-year-old boxer punched his girlfriend in the head in their brooklyn home. the 38-year-old woman is now in a medically induced coma. investigators are looking into a large piece of concrete that may have broken off from an expressway in queens. the 200-pound slab was found in a parking lot near the van wyck expressway in flushing. there are no damages to any asphalt parking lots in the area. a connecticut hospital is helping doctors treat patients battling heroin addiction. yale new haven is offering
prescribe the opioid medication that treats withdrawal symptoms and decreases cravings. now the doctors there want as many people as possible licensed to provide the treatment. >> they are coming from a lot of different specialties. we had emergency medicine, primary care, psychiatry and practitioners from the community. doctors can treat up to 30 patients the first year. after that as many as 100 patients. 6:44. good morning america is coming up next. stephanopolous. >> good morning george. >> some night in basketball, the best way possible. 60 points in his last game after 20 years. what a way to go out. plus steph curry and the golden state warriors setting a record. also what a crowd for bernie sanders in washington square park.
hillary clinton as he is trying to score an upset in the new york primary. and more on the apparent truce between donald trump and megyn kelly. the father who confessed to kidnapping his son, raising him, he has been sentenced to four years in prison but his son is pleading with the judge to set his father free. we'll have that as well. >> big story. 6:45. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the accu-weather forecast. >> reporter: sunshine and a beautiful start to the day. a day where we'll see temperatures creep on up to normal levels. absolutely gorgeous for times square looking south all the way past one world trade. 6:46, 45 degrees, humidity dry. normal 61. we are going to get right at that today.
this time of the year today. sun sets today at 7:35 and will be gorgeous. a gradual warm up into the weekend, we hit 70s by sunday, mid 70s monday. 30 at hanover and bridgewater and franklin and 32 at players town. frost here to the interior, toms river showing 25. 45 to 42 around the park. litter going to turn around to the southeast and eventually the southwest. so glad wally this high pressure ridge slides eastward, we are looking at a temperature this afternoon of 60 to 59. 58 even up to the north. to start the day tomorrow, low 40s, upper 30s. that is a little warmer than today and gradually tomorrow lee 60s. off to the races this weekend.
canada pushing the dry air out -- high pressure in canada pushing the dry air out today. southwest winds going to make it cooler on the south facing investigators this weekend. after school 60 and 59 degrees, absolutely gorgeous. just -- on the south facing shores this weekend. after school 60 and 5 degrees, absolutely gorgeous. we are looking at sunny, gorgeous weather this weekend, pleasant degrees. i think saturday is the day where we still have the breeze out of the southwest, so maybe upper 50s is how it is going to feel, connecticut coast, south shore of long island. 72 on sunday. 76 on monday. what a nice day. i always say sunshine 76 perfect day in new york city, low humidity and for primary
be sunny and 65 degrees. >> -that. nothing worse than snow, rain, whatever, bad weather. >> that is over. that never even happened. >> just like the end of dallas or something right? >> that's right. stepped out of the shower and it never happened. debby do you have any bad dreams out there on the roads? >> reporter: excuse me? wasn't sure i heard there. i was like what are you talking about? i'll tell you what is happening on the subways first of all. the a train, we give the weather an a, thank you bill. >> reporter: subways back on or close to schedule. new jersey transit running on or close, george 20, lincoln 20, holland up to 30 now. watch for delays 280 eastbound exit 4, traffic starting to
exit 12 in franklin township it is an ongoing police investigation of a pedestrian accident. nine street moving okay, queens bound ongoing construction. heading southbound building into the tappan zee bridge. i'll show you a look at the tappan zee bridge, moving smoothly across the span. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. back over to you ken, lori? all right debby thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an eyewitness news exclusive. hear are the new jersey man who
three men attempted to to the women who know what real values are, you inspire us to bring you real value every day. he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america stand for. with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. hillary
6:52. we are seeing video of a man taking on three would-be robbers in a new jersey parking lot. the dramatic video shows koffi assad chasing after the men, even running them down with his own van. the men threatened him with hammers, one broke the rear window and another broke the driver's side window. he took matters into his own hands. >> you coming at me with a hammer which means you intend to cause serious harm. at that point i didn't care. because of what he just tried to do to me, i didn't care.
seriously hurt. assad knocked him down with a punch when he tried to run. then listen to what he did, he made sure the suspects could not get away. he forced them to take off their pants while they waited there for police. 6:53. a woman's love of potato chips may have saved her life. in the past 20 years kristen moore has eaten a bag a day, packing it with her lunch. recently a ragged edge chip hurt her throat and when her husband checked he thought her tonsils looked funny. that led to a diagnosis of cancer. >> the potato chip was a blessing in disguise. i wouldn't have found out probably for another year. >> moore says her husband shared her story with frito lay and the company sent her a t- shirt and coupons for free chips. she was hoping for a lifetime supply. >> maybe she'll still get it. 6:54.
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we can see some of the signs they have down there, well over 100 protesters started at 46th mcdonalds. they are marching around times square they have been on the here as well. no problems, they continue to march around, this is one of several protests planned throughout the city today and additionally nationwide. eyewitness news. this morning police are speaking with a mother whose young daughters were killed in a fire in the bronx. >> diana rocco live in clairmont, diana? >> reporter: ken and lori it has been a tough morning for people in the bronx. police talking to the 26-year- old mother of those two toddlers. they were sisters. police are investigating all of this. it started in apartment 3 f. the mother was across the street at the laundromat and the girls were left unsupervised.
night on web sister avenue in the butler apartments. neighbors and family members tried to get to the girls but could not. all of this still under investigation. i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness 7news breaking now we have supervisor christopher st. lawrence has been arrested he has been under investigation over his use of public and private money. in the meantime, check on your morning commute with debby. >> reporter: thank you lori. right to the maps, on the staten island expressway eastbound moving slowly into clove road with an accident being cleared. and we are still seeing slowdowns as you take it over to 280 east exit 4 in rose land with a collision. and watch for delays exit 12 in franklin township a police investigation. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for
look how pretty it is, absolutely gorgeous. a temperature of 44 degrees, 40 around jfk, so a sweater or jacket ought to do it for the morning. afternoon temperature 60 degrees. tomorrow it warms up even more. 72 on sunday. your job is done. that is nice. >> you rest your case. beautiful and that is the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. "good morning america" is up good morning, america. donald trump meets with former anchor megyn kelly. >> i give her a lot of credit for doing what >> as protests erupt at his rallies overnight and bernie sanders draws his own massive crowds in new york looking for a big upset against hillary clinton. will tonight's debate change the