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courage they are showing, just in running and even finishing, i mean it's just incredible and still three years later when you're on that area you just get chills. >> you do, don't you? boston strong. well, that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america" and have yourself a great tuesday. good morning. it's 4:30, and weeks of massive
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campaign stops all boil down to today when voters head to the polls and new york's primary election. bernie sanders is hoping for a big upset against frontrunner hillary clinton. on the gop side, donald trump looking to sten his lead over ted cruz and john kasich. why a big win in new york is crucial for trump. and former npped np officer peter liang will find out today if he'll fies prison time for killing an unarmed man. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thanks for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is tuesday, april 19th. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast >> our dry streak of weather continues today with a lot of sunshine, there'll be a northwest breeze. it'll be a little cooler than yesterday. yesterday's high was 82 degrees. right now we're at 61. normal overnight low is about 43 to 44. we're looking at 54 at babylon and 44 brookhaven, 39 west hampton, 47 east hampton. up to the north, 54 even in
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we're going to warm up again today rather nicely. later on this afternoon, we're going to hit 72 degrees, and that's still above normal for this time of the year. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. i notice you're very busy there with the long island expressway already, heather. >>reporter: this is true. this is the l.i.e., this is the westbound side, right near exit 49 where we do have this overturned truck still being cleared away. you can see all of this police activity in that spot. again, this is westbound, eastbound side not doing too badly. if this continues to be there for much longer, we are going the l.i.e. again, this is on the westbound side right near exit 49. now, we're also taking a look at the fdr drive. and this is the fdr drive as you go through the 70s. you can see the southbound side, the right lane is close down. northbound you really only have the right lane getting by. and this, of course, is because of construction. so this is the fdr drive getting right through the 70s. we also have some construction up into the 90s. e, f, m and r trains, 1 trains,
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street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 4:32. we begin now with the race for the white house. the crucial new york primary is today. in our area the polls open just 90 minutes from now and the stakes are high. 2911 democratic delegates are up for grabs. on the gop side 95 delegates. what voters do today could mark a pivotal phase on the primaries. today's results will determine whether the frontrunners widen their leads and cement their status at the top or if their rivals will close the gap and gain momentum. we have two reports this morning. diana rocco is tracking the gop race in midtown. we begin, though, with eyewitness news reporter dray clark. he's live in chappaqua where hillary clinton will be voting this morning. dray, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. we're expecting secretary clinton to be casting her vote around 7:30 this morning at a school just down the road from where we are. she is going into this primary ahead in the polls, but her
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gained momentum in recent days, making this race neck and neck. >> you are that revolution [ cheers ] >>reporter: bernie sanders fighting down to the wire for the big turnout he wants. the revolution he says america needs. >> democracy is not about super pacs. >>reporter: thousands packed the queens riverfront to hear sanders denounce the top 1% and hillary clinton's ties to wall street. they cheered his promise to fight on. when people stand together with a vision, with determination, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. [ cheers ] >> cheers to victory. >>reporter: hillary clinton's finale for the new york primary took her from a dumpling shop in flushing to seven other stops, including a luck of the irish finish in a midtown pub, all meant to drive up turnout among women and minorities. >> i am hoping to do really
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i'm hoping to wrap up the democratic nomination. >>reporter: and we know that hillary clinton will be watching the results come in later on this evening there in new york city. meanwhile, bernie sanders will be traveling to upstate pennsylvania. we're live this morning in chappaqua, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. well, donald trump is hoping for a devisive victory in his home state, a big win in new york will go a long way to stop the momentum of rival ted cruz. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live now in midtown with the very latest on the republican race. diana. >>reporter: lori, good morning. in just a short time from now donald trump, is expected to cast his vote later this morning here at city synagogue. this is a big day for the trump campaign as in recent days he's pulled ahead of opponent ted cruz by double digits among republican voters and he needs a big win here in his home
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republican nomination ahead of the convention. the latest polls showing trump with 53% among republican voters. that's more than double digits over john kasich an ted cruz who both moved on to other states today. trump was in buffalo last night talking about new york values where he's now catching criticism this morning for misspeaking, calling 9/11 7-11. there are 95 delegates up for grabs on the republican side here in the state. trump needs 50% of the vote in all congressional districts to take all 95 delegates and he's confident he can pull it out. >> it is going to interesting to see what happens because i'm saying that we're going to hit the 1,237 i believe. [ cheers ] >> because new york is looking great. but you gotta go and vote. >>reporter: so 1,237 is the magic number. that is how many delegates trump needs to secure the nomination ahead of the republican convention.
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campaign overnight with his field director resigning. again, he is expected to cast his vote here in his home state later this morning in midtown, and he will be holding a news conference this evening to discuss the returns. we're live in midtown this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you. 4:36. the presidential primaries aren't the only elections in new york state. there will be two notable special elections. both will fill the seats of two leading state legislators convicted of corruption. voters will select new state representatives to replace former senate majority leader dean skelos and former assembly speaker sheldon silver. both men were ousted after corruption scandals. we have everything you knee to know about today's primary at abc7ny, from voting rules to where to vote and also polling hours. make sure you stay tuned to channel 7 for updates throughout the day. we'll also keep you updated on facebook and twitter. well, new at 4:30, police have released new video of an suv involved in a deadly hit and run in suffolk county.
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explorer hit and killed 64-year- old warren cartondick sunday morning on main street in east hatch og. police say the ford explorer has front end damage mainly to the hood and grill. police have caught the man wanted for friday's neck slashing murder of a resident at a kits bay homeless shelter. this is new video now of ex-con william smith in police custody. smith is being charged now with murder. detectives arrested the paroled inmate yesterday morning in astoria. smith is believed to have strangled and slashed marcus gee arrow at the shelter on friday and then later that night he also thought to have slashed and robbed a livery cab driver in corona, queebs. that -- queens. that driver is recovering. sentencing day for former nypd officer peter liang. a brooklyn judge is expected to decide today if liang will face up to 15 years in prison for his manslaughter conviction. liang's gun discharged in the darkened stairwell of a public
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killing akye girly. girlay was not armed. the prosecutor is not seeking prison time and says liang should not be locked up because he poses no threat tot public. 4:38. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. bill. from our camera at 4 times square looking south. got a good visibility here an it's going to be a nice start to your day. look at that temperature, 61 degrees in these overnight hours normally we would be in the low 40s, low and mid-40s, but it's going to be a very mild start to your day. it's going to be a little bit cooler than yesterday as a cold front is coming down now north, south. there have been some showers that have been popping up on the radar here, but mostly it's just been clouds we've been seeing in these overnight hours and almost a pretty full moon out there. well, this front will sag south, the sun will come back out and we'll another day or two of some very nice weather before that rain that's here in the mississippi valley is going to come to us friday afternoon. we'll talk about that later. otherwise a really nice day today.
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by noontime, we're going to be at 67, and we hit 72 this afternoon and we'll have a clear and cool night tonight. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather is looking at the subways for you right now. >>reporter: yeah, let's talk bottom subways, e, f, m, r trains track work in queens. expect service changes as a result. the 1 trains it's track work in manhattan. now, we still have this issue as you travel onto the l.i.e. it's westbound, it's right near exit 49 which is route 110. this is an overturned truck that's being cleared away. so you definitely can expect some delays to start stacking up as you go onto the westbound side. we did have an earlier problem on 80. it was eastbound right near exit 85. this was an ongoing accident investigation. it was there for a while, but they have completed the investigation and now all lanes have been reopened. george washington bridge construction cleared. the lincoln construction cleared, the holland construction cleared. let's take a look at a webcam and show you that l.i.e. accident i've been telling you about. on the westbound side of the l.i.e. right near exit 49, again, that
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process of being cleared away. unfortunately that camera isn't going to pop up just yet. l.i.e. exit 49, route 110, suffolk county, all lanes are closed down. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> lrkts heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new details in this month's deadly amtrak crash. what investigators are now saying about the construction equipment that was on the tracks. also michigan's governor is taking a 30-day pledge to make a point. hear what he's doing to ease concerns over the drinking water in flint. and homes and highways are under water after severe weather hits houston.
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4:43. about the fire that tore through a home in brooklyn, overnight investigators identified the victim as patricia thomas. now, flames broke out he of her home on fenamore street last night. neighbors say thomas' son was outside, pleading with his mother to climb out of the window. >> i don't think she was capable of climbing out of the window, so that's the real tragedy here. i mean, the house can be mother cannot. >> well, eight firefighter wrs hurt battling the blaze. they're being treated for minor injuries. crews remained on the scene spots. in westchester county we're expecting to learn more today about a suspicious death inside an apartment building. one person was found dead inside a high rise building on sunnyside drive in yonkers yesterday. police combed the site for
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few details have been released in the circumstances surrounding the death. a man is now in police custody in connection with the lockdown at suni purchase. 24-year-old john pierre flicher was caught last night after a dispute at a campus event. police believe philcher is the man spotd a gun sunday night. the incident forced students to stay indoors for hours while police searched the campus. more rain is expected to fall in texas this morning after flooding turned dangerous an deadly. five people died when surging waters wiped out roadways and destroyed homes yesterday. rescue crews performed 1,200 high water rescues using ropes, boats and helicopters. schools are closed and power has been knocked out to thousands of homes in the houston area. the city has already seen about 20 inches of rain. >> that is amazing. 20 inches. 4:45. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast
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partly cloudy skies coming your way. there's a few clouds this morning. high clouz are across if you are out early like me walking the dog. there's a haze around the moon out there. so there's going to be some high clouds this morning. we're going to continue to see temperatures that are really mild for this hour of the day. we are looking from the george washington bridge where we have cloudy skies, dry humidity, 61 degrees, really warm, west wind at 6, pressure right at 30.00 which is our mark of fair weather. normal high is 63. yesterday we were at 82. that's not the record. 92 is the record back in '76, and then in 1875 a lot of chilly days in '75, the record 21 for the low. '76 we set a bunch of records too for record highs back then. sunrise 6:10. going to be pretty with these high clouds and really pretty with sunshine at 7:40. summer preview is over. it'll ablittle cooler today with a gusty wind. nine-day stretch of dry, sunny weather is going to end on friday. but the weekend looks to be dry
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53 at teterboro, 63 laguardia, 48 islip. so it's going to be a little cooler out here in the coastal sections, water temperature is about 50. and we have that wind kind of coming up here obviously out of the west, curling around to the southwest here, will make the south-facing shores a little cooler. big fire threat until friday and that's going to be because of this very dry weather we've been having. so be very careful. cooler, dryer air is filtering in out of the north. we'll have skies breaking up, we'll get very clear, and by the time we get to the afternoon, we've got sunshine. look at this. to 72. overnight we've got clear skies, we start the day tomorrow in the low and mid- 40s. so it's back to a little more normal temperature other than the 61 we have right now. and then tomorrow afternoon we're back into the upper 60s for highs. but that's still warmer than normal for this time of the year, and we're looking at some very nice weather. so this cooler air is coming down this morning out of canada behind this front. we call that a back door front that's sliding south wawr.
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reenforcing days of nice weather. cooler breeze today, more of this high pressure fills in tomorrow, gives us eight dry days. breezy, 72 degrees, sun and clouds. tonight it's clear and chilly. 38 in the suburbs, 46 around the five boroughs. tomorrow it's sunny and nice, 67. still that's four degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. 72 on thursday. friday afternoon our dry streak edges with some much needed rain. that will help with the fire threat. teals not a lot of rain, but it'll water the lawns an the gardens and things like that. and then we're looking at a nice weekend coming up. 68 on saturday, 66 on sunday. >> that's awesome! pattern. >> we like that. >> very nice. weeks? >> is my chair too low? >> i don't know. but we match. >> we do match, don't we? >> of course i-i'm the odd man out as usual. >> ken has a prince complex. >> that ties in somewhere.
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>> another planet. >> somebody's missing a couch cover. [ laughter ] >> you know i love you. >> i got it with a fillup. [ laughter ] weight. >>reporter: you know what? i love that tie, ken >> it's a very nice tie. you're not going to love, especially if you use the l.i.e. at this hour of the morning. this is the l.i.e. at route 110. all of this activity here is on the westbound side of route 110. you can see those cones sitting up over here in addition to this police activity. this is an overturned truck. so this, again, is the l.i.e. as you come westbound. eastbound side no major rubbernecking delays, but this is going to be a big issue this morning. let's also take a look here at the fdr drive. as you go onto the southbound side. i was showing you this earlier, southbound side, you can see the cones set up. that's because of construction. northbound side only the left
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course, this is more construction. our mass transit doing pretty well. no major issues and our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. new this morning, the body of a missing florida priest has been found in georgia. police say the suspect in the case steven murray led them to the location. murray was arrested last week with several weapons inside a father renee roberts' car. police say that he will be charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping. detectives say that father robert was killed on april 10th, the night he went missing. no word yet on the cause of his death, but investigators say it was obvious he was the victim of homicidal violence. 4:50. the ntsb has released a preliminary report into the amtrak crash south of philadelphia that killed two men performing track work. the train headed from new york to savannah crashed into a backhoe earlier this month. the report says the backhoe operator had a right to be on the tracks during a 55-hour maintenance window and the track had been closed
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what remains unclear, though, is whether the track was closed to trains at the time that the crash occurred. well, admonish guantanamo bay's governor says -- michigan's governor says he will show support for the people of flint, michigan by drinking water from the city for 30 days. governor rick snyder is urging residents to drink tap water as long as a filter is in place. yesterday he visited a home where high levels of lead were detected in the tap water. he left with 5 gallons of filtered water which he'll drink at home and and at work. 4:51. stoneybrook university hospital hosted a wedding so a mother could see her youngest son get married. >> you may kiss your beautiful bride. [ cheers and applause ] >> mark holmes and his now-wife joanna were set to get married this summer, but last month mark's mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and ended up in the bone marrow transplant unit. the hospital agreed to host the
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could join her family and be a part of the big day. very sweet. >> nice moment. it is 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, film fans can soon get a piece of the "hunger games" franchise. hear when hundreds of props, costumes and set pieces will hit the auction block. a new arrest in the corruption scandal rocking the np npped. details on the latest arrest linkd to a series of bribes and the new american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs,
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her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. good morning. we're coming up on 4:55, five minutes before 6:00. we have cloudy skies with high clouds over, so we have a really good visibility this morning. temperature 61 in the park. this is really warm for this hour of the day. 58 new city, 57 around newark and elizabeth. 63 at laguardia. southwest wind here is eventually going to go northwest today, so that will kind of warm things up still to numbers that are above our normal average afternoon high temperature. next seven hours we start to warm into the mid-60s by midday. we'll have sunshine and clouds. these clouds will break up, the sun will come on through. and then by the time we get to the afternoon, we warm to 72 degrees which is still nearly 10 degrees before normal for this time of the year.
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today at about 25 miles an hour. heather is looking at the long island expressway, 495. >>reporter: that is correct. >> not doing well. >>reporter: it's not. and this is an ongoing accident investigation. in fact, all lanes are closed down as you travel onto the l.i.e. going westbound. you can see all this activity here, the cones are set up here. society westbound side of the l.i.e. is completely shut down right near route 110 which is exit 49. eastbound side is doing okay. now, this is the fdr drive. this is looking like a mess, actually, in the 70s tas looking like a mess, but this is up in the 90s and this is doing just fine. no major issues there. our subways look okay. mass transit is fine. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 4:56. the long-awaited opening of the second avenue subway may be delayed once again. despite a $66 million financial boost in february, an mta consultant says that december's opening may not happen.
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design changes to the 72nd street station putting the project behind. construction on the line began in 2007, but initial planning for it dates back to the early 1900s. 4:56. she won four emmys playing the metaling but loveable mother on "everybody loves raymond." actress doris roberts has died. a family spokesperson says roberts died in her sleep in los angeles. aside from her signature role on the hit sit-com , roberts stared in a host of other tv films and shows in a career that spanned decades. the cause of death has not been determined but her family says roberts was still healthy and active. doris roberts was 90 years old. >> i didn't know she was 90 >> she certainly didn't look it. >> didn't look it at all. >> no. >> wow! 4:57. as "hunger games" fans say, the odds are ever in their favor as they now have a chance to take them a piece of the iconic franchise.
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good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. and it is primary day in new
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as hillary clinton hopes to put a stop to a big upset by bernie sanders on her home turf. for republicans donald trump is hoping for a huge win in his home state. voting begins in one hour. and first an arrest has been made in a widening corruption scandal rocking the np npped. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. it is tuesday, april 19th. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans in the accuweather -- and the accuweather forecast >> this morning we start out in pretty good shape. here we go. take a look tot upper wind advisory, our little corner of the neighborhood right here, west 66th street and columbus avenue. come on by anytime. we're open 24 hours a day, seven day as week. 61 right now, and it is going to be a morning where, hey, i need my times, drop that off! we'll be looking at sunshine coming your way today. just a few clouds, 60 degrees in white plains, 61 laguardia. and your 5:00 temperature 49 islip. so the cooler places will be
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today, a little southwest wind this morning. big fire threat. it is really dry. this will be until 8:00 tonight. but i think, you know, most of this week we're going to have that danger. 67 by noontime, 72 later on today. a gorgeous day, just cooler than yesterday, but still warmer than normal. we'll talk about the rest of the week's weather coming up. heather has her hands full already this morning. >>reporter: yes. >> you came right out of the gate. i did. come on. this is the l.i.e., right near exit 49 which is route 110. you have all of this accident activity here. this san overturned truck that needs -- this is an overturned truck that needs to be cleared away. everything is closed down westbound on the l.i.e. eastbounders not a big deal for you at all at this point. and then the fdr drive as you go onto the southbound side, they're in the process of clearing this construction in the 70s. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. mass transit is doing okay. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. at 5:02, this is new york's day to shine in the race for president. primary voting locations open in less than an hour from now,
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and donald trump hopes for a delegate sweep while democrats look at the wounds inflicted by the clinton/sanders battle. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in hillary clinton's hometown of chappaqua. dray, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. hillary clinton will be voting at raflin elementary school just down the road from where we are this morning in chappaqua. she's expected to cast that vote around 7:30 this morning. it was a very busy day for mrs. clinton yesterday on her last full day on the campaign trail here in new york. she made about eight stops, including a dumpling shop in flushing, queens, and she wrapped up the evening at an irish pub in midtown. now, clinton has maintained a lead in the polls going into today's primary, but bernie sanders has been gaining momentum and closing the point gap. this is the race that everyone will be watching because it's projected to be a close one. >> i feel really good about where our campaign is.
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have the delegates and the votes that demonstrate absolutely that i will be the nominee, but i'm not taking anybody or any place for granted. we're going to keep working hard. >>reporter: and clinton is hoping that minorities and women will turn out big for her in today's primary. meanwhile, bernie sanders also looking for the minority vote as well as the young vote. as for this evening, clinton will be in midtown watching the results come in tonight and bernie sanders plans to be in upstate pennsylvania where he will be campaigning. we're live this morning in chappaqua, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. at 5:04. bernie sanders wrapped up his new york primary campaign speaking to thousands of people along the riverfront in long island city. he said democracy is not about super pacs or donations from wall street. he said it depends on the revolution of his supporters turning out to vote to change the country. >> it is not acceptable that
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rate of childhood poverty of almost any major nation on earth. brothers and sisters, together we are going to transform our national priorities, we're going to invest in our people, not give tax breaks to billionaires. [ cheers ] >> the sanders campaign has filed a complaint over clinton's fundraising. a sanders attorney says it appears the democratic national committee and state parties have been improperly subsid eyeing some of clinton's campaign raising costs. the campaign says the costs are split appropriately. 5:04. on the republican side donald trump is hoping to cement his frontrunner status with a big victory in his home state. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live now in midtown where trump will be voting this morning. good morning, diana. >>reporter: and, reservoir, good morning. donald trump is -- and, lori, good morning. donald trump is expected to vote at city synagogue here in midtown. just a little bit later this morning, polls opening in less
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this is a big day for the trump campaign as he's hoping for a delegate sweep in his home state to propel him onto the nomination over rival ted cruz. but it is going to be tough. he needs to top 50% statewide districts around new york city it could be difficult to get level. he was in buffalo last night where he talked about new york values, but mistakenly called 9/11 7/11. that's the latest misspeak from firestorm of criticism. his campaign also suffered a setback last night with the resignation of his field manager. but right now polls are showing trump with a double-digit lead among republican voters in new york at 53%. >> we're gonna show ted cruz who hates new york, hates new york. when you look at that debate and you see the way he talked about us and new york values, no new yorker can vote for ted cruz.
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candidates who have any plausible path whatsoever to winning the republican nomination, me and donald trump. [ crowd noise ] recognize that nominating donald trump hands the election to hillary clinton. >>reporter: cruz has repeatedly said that he is the hillary. both cruz and john kasich have moved on to pennsylvania today and are looking ahead to next week's april 26th primary throughout the northeast there are 172 republican delegates at stake. in pennsylvania, delaware, maryland, rhode island and connecticut next tuesday. now, donald trump will hold a news conference later tonight to discuss new york's returns. we're live in midtown, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you. 5:07. there is some worry among new york election officials that some new yorkers will try to vote this morning only to be told they are not registered.
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so here's what you need to know. only registered republicans and registered democrats can vote today. there are 3.2 million new yorkers with no affiliation. that's greater than the number of registered republicans. the deadline to register with the party was six months ago, october 9th. first-time voters had to register with a party last month on march 25th. now, we have everything you need to know about today's primary at abc7ny, from voting rules to where to vote and polling hours. make sure you stay tuned to channel 7 throughout the day for updates on the primary. we will also keep you updated lori. we're seeing more fallout from a corruption probe in the nypd with the arrest of a brooklyn man accused of bribing requests. shaya alek licten stein left federal court last night after posting half a million dollars bond. last week prosecutors said lictenstein was recorded by
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-- appearing to offer $6,000 for every gun carrying permit. it is part of a growing corruption scandal in the department. five commanders have been transferred as a result of the investigation. it's 5:08. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> hey, let's take a look outside from our camera here at 4 times square looking south. what a pretty morning we have here. it's comfortable. it's cool. it's dry. we just have some high clouds, and we're going to have some pretty weather today. here we go. we look right here from our corner of west 66th street over toward lincoln center. look at that. almost a sleeveless shirt this morning it's so comfortable here. just a t-shirt is all you need. 63 degrees, cloudy skies, a little light west wind here. that west wind is going to go southwest, eventually northwest. there's a front coming down here from northwest to southeast. it's cooler, dryer air out of oh canada. then we get this nice break with sunshine tomorrow, and then thursday looks fine before
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so we're going to be looking at sunshine, 63, sun and clouds by 8:00. noontime temperature 67. 71 to 72 this afternoon. still that's nearly 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. at the bus stop, kiddos, well, in the suburbs a little cool this morning. grab a jacket or a sweater. around the five boroughs it's 61. but today the lugnuts will be at the bus stop after school and they'll be hanging out there, 72 degrees. i'm sure you guys will have something going on after school >> they will never have a change of clothes. >> ever. >> hey, you know, you have one outfit, you take that one outfit, you run with it. >> yeah. >>reporter: maybe you could put your shirt on, you know, your legs and -- >> and shorts. heather and i need shorts. >>reporter: yeah. >> shorts? i'll see what's in the budget for that. >> i don't know. >>reporter: we have a lot going on here, unfortunately. lots of stuff happening here on the l.i.e. as you go onto the westbound side. everything is closed down westbound because of this
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overturned truck. eastbound side is doing okay. no major issues there. and then the fdr drive, i was showing this to you. we had all brake lights, but it looks like that construction has been picked up and put away. mass transit looks great. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. at 5:10, still ahead and developing right now, armed militants stage a coordinated attack on a key government security agency in the capital of afghanistan. we have new video from the scene and the latest on injuries. and it's a race against time to find survivors of that powerful earthquake that devastated parts of ecuador. this morning the death toll don't let dust and allergies get between you and life's beautiful moments. with flonase allergy relief, they wont. when we breathe in allergens,
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5:13. a developing story now in afghanistan with a coordinated assault at a key government
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city of kabul. this is new video. early reports say that at least seven people were killed and 320 wounded. the taliban is claiming responsibility. the attacks started with a suicide car bombing and then grew to a ground attack on an agency similar to the u.s. secret service that provides protection for high-ranking government officials. well, the death toll is continuing to rise from that devastating earthquake in ecuador. at least 413 people were killed. this morning crews are still looking for survivors. three people were rescued from a collapsed shopping center. firefighters had to cut a hole in a cement ceiling in order to reach one of them. meanwhile, last night in queens, a show of solidarity at the ecuadorean consulate in woodside. many new yorker gatherers are fining out how they can help. the congress wants to charter a plane to people in need. >> heartbreaking. it is 5:14. let's check in with bill and your accuweather forecast >> here we go.
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toward dante park and over toward lincoln center and guil yard. a quiet morning here. temperature 63 degrees. winds southwest at 3. pressure fall ago little bit as a front comes down north/south across us. yesterday's high 82 degrees. normal is 63. yesterday's normal high was 62. so it was 20 degrees warmer than normal yesterday. we pick up another degree today. and the averages, 61 newburgh. 63 middletown. these numbers are crazy here. new city is at 60 and so is white plains, 61 in the park. really warm. southwest wind coming in, does make it cooler here on these south-facing shores. but we're looking at calm to single-digit numbers here. fire threat today very big all over the tri-state area. and up the hudson river valley. cooler, dryer air is coming in here today. we got low humidities, we got that wind out of the northwest 12 to 25 miles per hour. the least little thing will start a fire. this rain back here along the mississippi river comes to us,
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so we got sun and clouds, a breezy day today, we're around 72. tonight is clear, it's chilly, 38 in the suburbs, 46 around the five boroughs. tomorrow sunny and nice, the high is 67 degrees. 67 is still warmer than normal for this time of the year. 72. and then on friday we got ourselves a little bit of a chance of a shower or a thunderstorm. so nine days of dry weather we will have had and then we'll start it all over again on saturday. looks like we might get a sprinkle on monday. so just be ready for that. a nice stretch of weather. >> really is. >> it's a nice treat. >> yes. >> thank you, bill. >> really great weather. speaking of a nice treat. heather o'rourke. >>reporter: has the exact opposite. here is the l.i.e. this is the l.i.e. in suffolk county as you travel right around exit 49 which is route 110. you can see all of that police activity. we have everything closed down as you go onto the l.i.e. going westbound right near route 110 because of this
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and then the northern state parkway getting into wolf hill road. this is your alternate. if you're a noncommercial vehicle, hop on the northern state parkway which looks great in both directions. so if you can do that, definitely plan that route instead. here's the fdr drive going through the 90s, doing fine coming southbound. northbound side getting up into the george washington bridge, no major issues. we did have some construction cleared away going southbound in the 70s. and then the ed koch 59th street bridge going inbound on that upper level a pretty good ride. outbound side no major issues. our street cleaning rules are in effect. mass transit is doing okay. ken and lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we now know -- what we now know about that fiery explosion on a bus in jerusalem that injured more than a dozen people. dramatic moments as a police officer jumps into action to save a woman on the
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5:20. welcome back. in israel no word yet on who might be responsible for a bus bombing in jerusalem. a burnt shell was all that remained following the explosion and fire. police say a bomb blew up in the rear of the bus. they say they don't know if it was a suicide bombing. at least 21 people were hurt, two seriously. prime minister benjamin netanyahu called it a terror attack and is vowing retaliation. well, we're seeing video this morning of a dramatic rescue caught on camera. a police officer pull add
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the weekend as she teetered on the edge of a bridge in chattanooga, tennessee. when he arrived on the scene, others had engaged the woman in conversation and then he ran up to grab her. according to the officer, falling into the river would have meant most certain her death. it's 5:20. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> all right. here we go. let's take a look from our touch screen here and we'll show you what's going on this morning. as a matter of fact, we have clear to partly cloudy skies, just some high clouds here. you can see all the way down to 1 world trade. we got a great visibility. and the temperatures are way warmer. 61 last hour. now we're at 63 in the five boroughs. morristown is 45, 49 sussex, 59 monticello. a little cool in some spots, so like the south-facing shores especially, you'll need a jacket or a sweater. 53 jamaica, queens and over toward st. albans and around jfk. so with this little southwest wind, it's certainly going to feel a lot cooler at the south-
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also look, these humidities are really dry. so that's why we have this big fire threat. and we got a little wind coming in out of the the southwest, so you're taking the ferries over. a beautiful sunrise and sunset all the way. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. she's had her hands full already. do they still have the problems on the westbound l.i.e.? >>reporter: they do still have the problems. you can see as they're trying to get this overturned truck cleared away, they still have all lanes closed to travel onto the l.i.e. so this is the westbound side right near exit 49 which is route 110. eastbound side is doing just fine. no major issues, nobody's rubbernecking at this time. the unfortunate part of this, this is the westbound side and that's where everybody is traveling this morning. so what you want to do is hop on the northern state parkway if you can as your alternate. and if you're a noncommercial vehicle. here is the whitestone bridge. traffic coming towards us going over into queens. not a bad ride. going up into the bronx, you're also doing just fine, no major issues there. and then we're take ago look here to show you this, again, this is your alternate to the
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parkway an this is right near wolf hill road. so this is the way you want to go. mass transit is doing great. no major issues there. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, gas prices are creeping up. why this summer might be the perfect time for a road trip. plus from beyonce to hudson, what celebs are jumping
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on the money this morning, and asia markets shot up overnight. >> japan's nikkei gain nearly 4%. hong kong's hang seng was up more than 1%. wall street the dow starts the day above 18,000 for the first time since july. nasdaq and s&p also begin futures are pointing to a higher open. a wild ride on wall street continues. the dow is now at a 11 that it points >> abc's ryan smith and diane business headlines. >>reporter: good morning, topping "america's money," the boost for your 401(k). >> wall street opening this high. the dow gained 106 points to close just before 18,000, the
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>> stock markets around the world are also higher this morning. >> now, even though gas prices have been rising recently, experts say this summer they'll be the lowest in a dozen years. the energy department expects an average of $2.04. >> this morning it's $2.11. prices should start falling soon. and the newest stamp in your post office honors one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s, shirley temple. >> that's right. the child star was the biggest box office draw for four straight years, bigger than clark gable or bing crosby. it shows her at 8-7 in the movie "curly top" >> love those movies >> have a great day, everyone. nordstrom is downsizing. the retail sp says it plans to cut 400 jobs. it will mainly affect those working at seattle. fewer sales position also be cut. they are trying to bounce back after reporting weak summer sales. wal-mart and macy's also announced plans to cut
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fashion meets fitness. celebrities are jumping in to make workout clothes fashionable, from beyonce to carrie underwood. female celebrities are launching active wear lines and that's not hard to see why. publish reports shows that nike's women's business has grown 20%, twice the rate of men's sales. other research shows that women's fitness clothing outpaced the overall fitness apparel business between 2014 and 2015. famous females are now pushing to make their lines flattering to women who want to go from the gym to the coffee shop, maybe even the office. >> beyonce could make a potato sack look flattering, all right? >> so could carrie underwood for that matter. >> that's true. both of them. 5:28. coming up in our next half hour, for the first time this morning, we're seeing the man accused of murdering somebody at a manhattan homeless shelter. what we know about the suspect. attention strap hangers, the subway line currently under construction. coming up the new problems the project is facing.
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it's primary day in new york. hillary clinton and donald trump are leading in the polls, but their rivals are hoping for an upset. we have live team coverage as voters get ready to head to the polls. new details this morning about the fire that ripped through a home in brooklyn leaving a 64-year-old mother dead. former nypd officer peter liang will learn his fate today in the killing of an unarmed man in brooklyn. how much prison time he could be facing. good morning. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it is tuesday, april 19th, and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> guess what.
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breakfast is here, ken and lori. >> the boar's head. >> the boar's head provision truck is there. yes, sir. how are you doin'? bring us the bacon, baby! we take a look outside this morning. we got 63 degrees, we got a nice morning here. hey, hurry it up. chop, chop! here we go. we take a look outside at some temperatures. 63 in the park, 61 at laguardia. south-facing shores are going to be a tad cooler. white plains 60. then you go east of that to bridgeport, drops off 11 degrees to 49. 49 islip, 48 montauk, 49 and 45 down the jersey shore. big fire danger today, big threat because of this wind out of the northwest 12 to 25. humidity is around 30%. so just be careful. 67 noontime, 72, sunny and pleasant today. it was 82 yesterday, 72, still warmer than normal, nice day. just a breezy day. going to be really nice. we'll talk about the rest of
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heather is looking at your commute. how's it going out there on the l.i.e. now? >>reporter: what do you think? >> oh, that just looks great. >>reporter: looks beautiful. this is the l.i.e. at half hollow road. so this delay takes you into the area of the accident scene. but this is pretty much where the delay really starts. but then as you take a look at the l.i.e. back by baguettell road, it doesn't look too badly. into half hollow road, that's where you're going to find those delays. the l.i.e. itself, accident right near exit 49 which is route 110. they took the camera and they moved it around a bit. so now you can see the truck that was flipped over. it looks like this may be the debris that was dropped out of the truck when it flipped over. so the l.i.e. westbound side right at exit 49, route 110, that accident still being cleared. we have an accident east belt at mass street. mass transit is okay and alternate side of the street parking rule rs in effect. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 5:32. weeks of campaign rallies and attack ads all come down to today. the presidential candidates have made their pitch.
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minutes, the voters of new york will have their say in the race for the white house. eyewitness news reporter dray clark live in chappaqua where hillary clinton will vote this morning. dray, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. hillary clinton will be voting this morning at graflin elementary school which is just down the road here behind me here in chappaqua. she's scheduled to vote around 7:30 this morning. the matchup between hillary clinton and bernie sanders is the one garnering the most attention because it's so close. clinton has maintained a lead in the polls, but the senator's campaign has been gaining momentum in recent days, projected to be -- or make this a neck-and-neck race. >> you are that revolution. [ cheers ] >>reporter: bernie sanders fighting down to the wire for the big turnout he wants. the revolution he says america needs. >> democracy is not about super pacs. >>reporter: thousands packed the queens riverfront to hear sanders denounce the top 1% and
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street. they cheered his promise to fight on. >> when people stand together with a vision, with determination, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. [ cheers ] >> cheers to victory. >>reporter: hillary clinton's finale for the new york primary took her from a dumpling shop in flushing to seven other stops, including a luck of the irish finish in a midtown pub, all meant to drive up turnout among women and minorities. >> i am hoping to do really well tomorrow, i'm hoping to nomination. >>reporter: and hillary clinton will be watching the tonight. meanwhile, bernie sanders who will be campaigning in upstate pennsylvania, that's where he will be watching the returns. we're live in chappaqua this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. and today republican frontrunner donald trump is
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his rival ted cruz and john kasich. trump needs to pull out a big win on his home turf. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live now in midtown where trump will be voting a little later this morning. diana. >>reporter: lori, good morning. donald trump is expected to cast his vote here at city synagogue a little bit later this morning. it's a big day for the trump campaign because he needs a big win here in new york state. he's hoping to sweep all 95 of new york's republican delegates to secure a nomination over rivals ted cruz an john kasich before the convention. the latest polls showing trump with 53% among republican voters. that's more than a double-digit lead over kasich and cruz who have both move on to other states today. trump was in buffalo last night talking about new york values where he was catching criticism this morning for misspeaking, calling 9/11 7/11. there are 95 delegates up for
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the state today. trump needs 50% of the vote and all congressional districts for a delegate sweep and he is confident he can pull it out. >> it's going to be interesting to see what happens because i'm saying that we're going to hit the 1,237 i believe. [ cheers ] >> new york is looking great, but you gotta go and vote! >>reporter: so 1,237 is that magic number. that is how many delegates he needs to secure the nomination ahead of the republican convention. his campaign also suffered a shakeup last night after his field manager resigned. trump is expected to hold a news conference later tonight to discuss the results of today's primary. we're live in midtown, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you. at 5:36, the presidential primaries aren't the only elections in new york state. there'll be two notable special elections. both will fill the seats of two leading state legislators
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voters will select new state representatives to replace former senate majority leader dean skelos, a republican, and former assembly speaker sheldon silver, a democrat. both men are working to appeal their convictions. well, the times new yorkers can vote in a primary election are actually different based on where you live. polls in our area open at 6:00 a.m., and they close at 9:00 tonight. police have caught the man wanted for friday's neck slashing murder of a resident at a kips bay homeless shelter. this is new video of ex-con william smith in police custody. smith is being charged with murder. detectives arrested the paroled inmate yesterday morning in astoria. smith is believed to have strangled and slashed marcus guerrero at the shelter on friday. later that night he's thought tho slashed and robbed a livery cab driver in queens. that driver is recovering. 5:37. we're learning new details about the fire that tore through a home in brooklyn,
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identified the victim as patricia thomas. flames broke out of her home on fenamore street in prospect lefler's garden about 10:00 last night. neighbors say thomas' son was outside, pleading with his mother to climb out of her window. >> i don't think she was capable of climbing out of the window, so that's the real tragedy here. i mean, the house can be replaced, but, of course, his mother cannot. >> well, eight firefighters were hurt battling the fire. they're being treated for minor injuries. crews remained on the scene overnight putting out hot spots. happening today and it is sentencing day for former new york cop peter liang convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of akye girly. his gun discharged in the darkened sphwel of a public housing project, killing the unarmed girly in 2014. a judge today will decide if liang will face up to 15 years in prison. the prosecutor is not seeking prison time and says liang should not be locked up because
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5:38. the long-delayed second avenue subway may be long delayed again. december's planned opening may not happen. that's according to an mta consultant, despite a $66 million financial boost back in february, late design changes to the 72nd street station is setting the project behind once again. it is 5:38. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look from our camera at 4 times square past the empire state building all the way down to 1 world trade. you look toward the center there, that's the harbor, the statue of liberty and over to the verrazano bridge, staten island and sandy hook, new jersey is in the distance. as you can see our delivery is on the way. i don't know. the lift truck is right there, but we have a rather large delivery of provisions on the way to the show here. i don't really know what provisions are, but i know they taste good.
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we're looking at a west wind at six here. we're looking at these winds right out of the northwest coming toward you. ahead of this front we have the wind out of the southwest, make tg cooler on the south-facing shores. this is cooler air coming in out of oh canada and off to our west some showers with this front in the mississippi valley. that comes to us friday. so we still have some nice, sunny, dry weather. a little cooler today. noontime today we're at 67. yesterday at noon we were at 74, we went to 82. today we'll be around 72 with this cooler air mass coming in from the north. at the bus stop, kiddos, a jacket and a sweater ought to do it in the suburbs. you're looking at "a" weather, 72 degrees, it will be nearly perfect today t. will be windy out of the the northwest, and a big fire danger today. be careful of that. weather and traffic every seven minutes. heather is lying to you all morning long. the l.i.e. is what she's talking about. >>reporter: that's true. l.i.e., lie, i get it. this, unfortunately, is the truth.
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as you go ontot westbound side, right near exit 49 which is route 110, overturned truck. debris spilled. they're out there trying to get that cleaned up. eastbound side unaffected at this point. belt eastbound knapp street an accident. mass transit doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 5:40. up next police release a new clue in a deadly hit-and-run case in suffolk county. state of emergency in texas. raging floods have left several people dead. why the flooding threat is not over yet. plus a new report reveals
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that killed two men performing track work. the train headed from new york to savannah crashed into a backhoe earlier this month. a report says a backhoe operator had a right to be on the tracks during a 55-hour maintenance window. and the track had been closed periodically during that time. what remains unclear, though, is whether or not the track was closed to trains at the time of the crash. it is 5:44. five people are dead after heavy rains caused flooding in texas. at least three of the deaths are attributed to people driving into high waters in houston. more than 1,000 people were taken from their amounts to nearby shelters, although heavy rains have momentarily subsided, more rainfall is expected in the coming days. smps 20 inches has already fallen in -- as much as 20
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the houston area. horses had to be rescued after water rises through an equestrian center. a woman struggles to get the horses to dry land. eventually she is able to get the horse out of the water as a crowd of people watches. officials say some of the horses at the stables were tethered and had to be cut free in order to escape the flooding. it is 5:44. let's check in with bill evans. bill. >> here's what's going on this morning. we take a look from the chrysler building this morning, brought to you by jeep chrysler. and today we look across roosevelt island, over to flushing, out past laguardia airport, looking really good here this morning, takeoffs and landings will be great in this air mass as we have a cool front coming down from north to south and there'll be a little bit of a northwest wind. so takeoff might be a little bumpy. but the earlier you go, the better. the winds start to pick up later today. we have a calm to about a 6, 7, mile per hour wind right now. winds are west at 6. dry humidity, temperature 63.
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this afternoon, that's going to cause us to have that huge fire danger around. so you'll want to be very careful with whatever you're doing. anything can just touch off a fire. 82 was the high yesterday. normal high 63 degrees. yesterday's normal was 62. so 20 degrees warmer than normal yesterday. we're going to be about 9, 10 degrees warmer than normal today. sun is up at 6:10, sets at 7:40. it's going to be great. summer preview, that 82 yesterday is over. it's going to be about 10 degrees warmer than normal today, a little cooler with a gusty wind. our nine-day stretch of dry, sunny weather is going toen on friday with some rain but looks like a nice, pleasant spring weekend coming up. 45 brookhaven. here's that southwest wind you see here on the wind profiles here that make it is feel a little cooler here. smithtown 49, 40 west hampton, 40 east hampton, 49 towards bridgeport. but you get inland, you know, white plains has warmed up to 60 degrees. 63 in the pacialg and this light southwest wind. that's a nice land breeze that warms things up. what's ahead of this front
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with the wind and with the low humidities, big fire threat today. fire warning until 8:00 this evening, until sunset. so this front coming down from south virtually comes through dry. it's high pressure out of canada. that will hang around for a couple of days, warms the temperature this afternoon to about 70 to 72 our guidance is showing 69 to 70. i think it's a couple degrees cooler than what will take place. yesterday the guidance was showing 78, 79 and we hit 82. so tomorrow we're going to be into the mid- to upper 60s tomorrow. should be rather nice and we'll start off with temperatures in the 40s as we go into thursday night into friday. sun and clouds, breezy, 72 today. clear an chilly tonight, 38 in the suburbs, 46 in the five boroughs. sunny and nice tomorrow, the high is going to be right around 67. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. thursday we got sun and clouds and the temperature is 72. and then there's friday afternoon with a little shower and it might even be, you know, like a popup thunderstorm with
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this wave that goes by that can create that. and that goes by friday night. and we'll have some gorgeous weather on saturday and sunday. next shot at rain would come on tuesday. >> nice. >> back-to-back nice weekends. that's a good thing in spring because, you know, spring the weather moves very fast, it's unstable, you're eventually going to get some rain. but we're going to have two weekends back to back that are nice. >> that's so nice. >> i notice the boar's head truck drove off. you scared away. >> without our provisions. >> the provisions are gone. >> you know, he loaded up my office. [ laughter ] >> the question is how's the commute looking? >>reporter: question is do you have an office -- you have an office? >> right? >> it's in there. >>reporter: where's that hiding? here is the l.i.e. no hiding from this as you go right near route 110 which is exit 49. thank you, d.o.t. look at this, they have uprighted the truck, the debris is still on the roadway. so what they need to do is clean up all of this. i don't know what the truck was carrying, but it is everywhere.
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westbound side at route 110 remains closed down. use the northern state if you can. street cleaning rules are in effect and mass transit is doing very well. ken, lori, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a suspicious death investigation unfoaling in westchester county this morning. plus the governor of michigan taking out a bold new challenge, hoping to prove to
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5:51. welcome back. in westchester county we're expecting to learn more today about a suspicious death inside an apartment building. one person was found dead inside a high rise big on sunnyside drive in yonkers yesterday. police combed the site for several hours. few details have been released in the circumstances
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5:51. michigan's governor says that he's going to show support for the people of flint by drinking water from the city for at least a month. governor rick snyder is urging residents to drink tap water as long as a filter is in place. yesterday he visited a home where high levels of lead were detected in the tap water. he left with five gallons of filtered water which he says he's going to drink at home and at the office. 5:52. it was a high-flying day for a group of seniors in california. ageless aviators offered an exciting experience for people who have seen a lot in their lifetimes. yesterday the sky was the limit for eight people from a california senior living center. they got to ride in the cockpit of a world war ii training plane and it proved to be a hit. the nonprofit has taken 1,600 people on the high-flying adventures. very cool. 5:52. still ahead, how new york city plans to protect people from the zika virus.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. we've got sunshine, beautiful weather today. a little shower coming across connecticut. not a lot of this getting down
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because we're going to have plenty of sunshine today. and as we go through the next seven hours, we're going to have some really nice weather. temperatures warming into the 60s, into the low 70s later on this afternoon. we'll have plenty of sunshine, but a big northwest wind today. so be ready for that. but a lot of sunshine today, and we'll warm into the upper 60s. so heather as they say, [ speaking foreign language ] >> what? >>reporter: well, they say it's going to be sunny and ples tant today. >> exactly. >>reporter: see? i understood that. this is the l.i.e. everything closed down as you go onto the westbound side. this is right near route 110 which is exit 49. this is an ongoing accident that needs to be cleaned up. you can see all that debris on the roadway. mass transit is doing okay. our treat cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. 5:56. with mosquito season right around the corner, new york city officials want to make sure that residents are protected from the zika virus. mayor de blasio announced a three-year, five-borough plan
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it includes expanded human testing and a care management program for women. the mayor introduced that plan yesterday during a tour of the health department's public health lab. 5:56. president obama and the first lady will get a taste of royalty this week. the two will dine with the duke and dutchess of cambridge at kensington palace in london. president and mrs. obama will first head to windsor castle to wish queen elizabeth ii a happy birthday. it's all part of the president's international travels this week. he is also expected in saudi arabia for talks with other leaders on how to defeat isis. 5:57. , just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, more on that developing story in afghanistan. a series of attacks and the death toll has just risen. the question now is who's claiming responsibility. bernie sanders hopes voters are feeling the bern today, rallying thousands of people along the east river. meanwhile, donald trump aiming for a huge win with
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and for the republicans donald trump is banking on a resounding victory as his rivals look ahead to next week's contests. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. weeks of anticipation come down to this, the biggest prize in the primary race in over a month. >> polls opened just moments ago. and they're going to close tonight at 6:00 -- rather, at 9:00. >> we have team coverage this

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