tv Eyewitness News This Morning WABC April 20, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EDT
close look at how "star wars" movies are made. >> they turoured a studio meeting some of the stars of the film and seeing how props are created and just like brothers got into a lightsaber battle and staged this mock duel and harry, of course, appearing to go for the low blow there, harry getting a big hug from the big guy himself. where is that picture? come on, chewie, get in there and give him a hug. these guys together good morning, it's 4:30,
in the new york primary. hillary clinton, donald trump defended their home turf an they're a little closer to clinching the party's nomination. the man under the mask revealed. a break in the case for the suspect who police call the ninja burglar wanted for terrorizing people in the tri- state. and take a look outside. get real ready for another sunny -- get ready for another spring day in the city. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. halfway there. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> good morning, everybody. we're going to have clear skies, a great day, sunshine beautiful weather. temperature right now 52 degrees which is nice and comfy for this hour of the day, warmer than normal. we're looking at 50 around teterboro and 52 around newark and laguardia is 53. even the numbers up to the north, poughkeepsie is at 43 and 50 around bridgeport, long island, 46 down the jersey shore.
lunch and we're going to hit 67 this afternoon. a little cooler than yesterday, but still warmer than normal and we have less wind than yesterday. well, our sunny weather continues. we'll talk about how long in the accuweather forecast. she's been sneezing her head off. >>reporter: oh, my gosh, these allergies. >> all morning long. >>reporter: it's terrible. >> it's the tree pollen out there. we'll talk about that too this morning. heather is looking at the commute. >>reporter: i think i do much better around palm trees >> that's true. >>reporter: g trains no trains between hoyt street and church avenue. use the f or a train as your alternate. long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north, everything is running on or close to schedule. george washington bridge, coming inbound the lower level closed down, that is with construction. and then we have construction at the lincoln and holland as well. as you go outbound at the lincoln tunnel and you're coming around 495 going up that helix, you're going to find only the left lane open. that is because of construction as well. we do have street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you.
empire state building lit up in blue and red overnight in honor of the primary winners. frontrunners hillary clinton, donald trump won big, putting their campaigns back on track after recent losses. and the voters of new york have spoken, and we're breaking down the results this morning for you. clinton beat bernie sanders in her adopted home state, winning nearly 58% of the vote. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now outside clinton's headquarters in downtown brooklyn. dray. >>reporter: well, good morning, lori. hillary clinton definitely defended her home turf well with a very decisive win. meanwhile, for bernie sanders he's still in the running, but barely. new yorkers came through for hillary clinton in a big way, taking her one step closer to getting her party's nomination. >> new yorkers, you've always
and i've always tried to have yours. today, together we did it again and i am deeply, deeply grateful. >>reporter: bernie sanders was hoping for an upset win in the primary which could have changed the trajectory of the race. sanders' campaigned hard in new york, drawing crowds in the thousands, but in the end he suffered a double-digit loss. >> today we took secretary clinton on in her own state of new york and we lost. >>reporter: clinton supporters have now stepped up their calls for sanders to get out of the race. to stay in, they sairks would be destructive. >>reporter: bernie sanders flew back to vermont late last night in order to have talks with his staff sometime today an this break from the campaign trail comes as there is now a battle [ no audio ] live in brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dray, thank you. donald trump is
in new york. the billionaire businessman snatched 60% of the vote. john kasich finished a distant second, followed by ted cruz. we're going to go back to lori >> in the meantime, in other news for you, new york city's comptroller is launching an investigation into the board of elections and their voters ran into problems at the polls. in brooklyn tens of thousands of new yorkers were purged from voter rolls and it's not clear why. some had been declared inactive, but weren't given the vote. board of elections says that others had been previously told they would not be able to vote in the primary. one side, in fact, staffer seemed unaware the republicans could vote in the primary. time. now, we have everything you need to know about new the results. just go to our website, abc7ny. happening today and the staten island district attorney is expected to announce a big
ninja burglar. eyewitness news reporter toni yates is live now in st. george us. good morning, toni. >>reporter: good morning, lori. police say 46-year-old robert costanzo actually admitted pulling off several burglaries here on staten island between 2007 and 2008. this was after he was arrested for a burglary in connecticut where a woman was held at knifepoint before $75,000 worth of jewelry was taken from her safe. now, costanzo is a level 3 sex offender, he was accused of a 1989 rape here on staten island, also a 1996 sexual battery in florida. now, during this ninja burglary spree here on staten island, 19 homes have been hit. a few homeowners had even come face to face with a six foot tall man dressed head to toe in black. he was once stabbed by a victim, but he got away. one homeowner says she was threatened with none shots. the crimes were never officially solved, but after
into custody for that 2014 connecticut burglary, together evidence. eventually they say it tied him to the staten island. now, d.a. michael mcmahon will hold a press conference at 1:00 to announce the arrest. costanzo will also be arraigned here. for now, live on staten island, toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news >> thank you, toni. 4:36. both sides are now appealing a judge's decision after the sentencing of former nypd officer peter liang in the shooting death of akai gurley. yesterday he was sentenced to five years of probation and community service after a judge reduced his manslaughter conviction, instead convicts him of criminally negligent homicide. liang shot and killed akai gurley when he fired a shot in the stairwell of the pink houses in brooklyn.
[ inaudible ] i apologize. >> liang plans to appeal his conviction. the brooklyn d.a. also plans to appeal the ruling after the judge reduced the conviction decided on by a jury. 4:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. bill. >> all right. let's take a look outside from our camera here at 4 times square looking south, clear skies. pretty morning here an nice and comfortable around the five boroughs. it's a little cool out in the suburbs north and west. we'll talk about that this morning. and we're looking at temperatures starting off here around midtown manhattan 52 degrees, really pretty morning, really comfortable. normal overnight lows in the low and mid-40s. we have clear skies, we got a beautiful day. there's high pressure sinking down out of canada right across us. off to our west is warmer air. that is poised to come our way for tomorrow. today it's going to be 3 at 9:00, and then by afternoon we're looking at 65 to about 67
every seven minutes. i know you've never done that, right? >>reporter: did you just say 3 degrees at 9:00? >> i typed in the wrong temperature. >>reporter: that's going to be really coal. just by 9:00. then by 9:15 it'll be okay? >> yeah, jumping back up to 60 degrees. >>reporter: see? that works out fine in my world. if this is part of your world, the fdr drive on the northbound side up into the 90s, as you can see we do have some construction there. southbound side is doing just fine, no major issues there. let's go over to our maps, we'll talk to you about what's going on with our g trains. no trains between hoyt street and church avenue, so you can hop on the a or the f train, that is because, of course, track work. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're all running on or close to schedule, so no major issues as far as mass transit is we do have an issue with the george washington bridge, lower construction. that should last until about 5:00 a.m. away. and then we do have construction at the lincoln an the holland, especially coming inbound. but the inbound side of the
that helix, you get to the top of the helix, you'll find only the left lane open. this is because of construction. again, this should be cleared away by at least 5:00 a.m. and that's normally when they start clearing away that construction at our hudson river crossings. western spur of the turnpike has closures both directions, and that is causing everybody to be kicked on over to the eastern spur as well. but it's not causing any major delays. and here's a look at the grand central parkway right in front of laguardia airport. that's a very quiet ride. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. it is 4:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the federal corruption investigation into campaign fundraising is now widening. coming up political races investigators are now looking into. a simple arrest turns into a gun battle between officers and a suspect in brooklyn. we're going to tell you what trigger the violence. and e-cigarette blows up in a queens woman's pocket. this morning we're hearing from her.
4:42 now. welcome back. and new this morning, the federal investigation of mayor bill de blasio's campaign fundraising has expanded. the "new york times" is reporting prosecutors are now focused on the mayor's efforts to raise money for democratic cans in and half a dozen state senate races in 2014. grand jury subpoenas have been issued. several of the democratic candidates have been questioned by the fbi and investigators from the manhattan district attorney's office. well, police shot and wounded a man after they say he pull out a gun in front of officers in downtown brooklyn. this happened at the farragut houses and police say when officers stopped a man for a woman, that man's friend pulled a gun from his waistband. three officers opened fire, shooting him in the hand. both men were arrested. 4:43. two men charged in a notorious
well, they're set to appear in court today. the brawl was caught on camera easter sunday at the newport mall in jersey city. 22-year-old kaseem charles, aka, easter bunny and 44-year- old quan jimenez guerrero are both charged with assault and disorderly conduct. guerrero is accused of attacking the bunny after his child fell off his lap. now to the deadly floods in texas and the death toll in houston has now risen to seven. also seeing video of rescues from the rising waters. a group of people, young people had ventured into the water with a kayak and they ended up in trouble. good samaritans ended up pulling them out. the flooding was caused by storms that dumped nearly a foot and a half of water in just 24 hours. >> good god, look at that. that's amazing. >> learned lesson. >> absolutely. 4:44. meteorologist bill evans tells us all the time a foot of water is something you don't wade into and you don't drive into.
then you had some of the texan football players that wasn't nothing that they went to camp and worked out anywar zway. the mayor says don't drive your car down there. never drive your car through that stuff. they get a lot of rain in the houston area, especially in this kind of setup and i'll kind of explain that in just a moment in our accuweather forecast. a lot of people on social media asking what's going on down there? why is that being caused? i'll explain that for you. here's what's happening this morning, a temperature of 52 degrees as we look down the beach here at as dlp bury park. look at the humidity, 34%. yesterday afternoon the humidity dropped to 19% yesterday afternoon. it's not unusual, it does happen here, particularly this time of the year in the spring. you got a northwest wind, high pressure comes in out of canada. normal is 63 and 46 the low. so we're starting out above that and this afternoon we'll be above our normal high. high brush fire threat is still an issue through this evening. there's a fire warning threat for fairfield county. it's closer to normal today, around 67, 63 is our normal high. so we're going to be closer to
70s back on tap for tomorrow. some showers show up friday afternoon. so today and tomorrow, check out the air quality. uv index of 7 today and tomorrow which is high, about an hour or maybe two gets you a sunburn, about an hour on fair skin with no sunscreen or sunblock. but maple, juniper, poplar, all those trees are blossoming now. birch and oak are really going to explode in the next week or two. next week birch just really comes out with these warm after that. so that's what you have, heather, the tree pollen. or you could be bipoplar. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> fire weather warning for county. but, still, it's dry. we just have a light wind today. and, of course, we have this frost issue this morning. here's a frost advisory for putnam county, northern orange county. so we are looking at clear skies here. if you had a big wind today there, would be more of this area. but it's still very dry and you want to be careful.
that we're keeping an eye on tomorrow. this afternoon the temperature gets to about 50 by 7:00. this afternoon about 65, 67 degrees. tomorrow we're going to start the day in the upper 40s to low 40s north and west. still warm for the overnight hours. tomorrow afternoon we're going to get to 72. notice from the west tomorrow clouds will start to increase tomorrow night, and then we're dry for the morning commute on friday, but friday afternoon we could see a shower and a thunderstorm. okay. the updated forecast is at 9:00 it'll be 53 degrees, not 3 going to 55, just want to get that update out there. but i was on it first. anybody who had that first, it was me. athletics and yankees this evening, 7:05 game time, temperature about 59 degrees. great baseball weather. eight straight dry days today. clouds increase and then friday that front comes in with showers. plenty of sun, light breeze, 67. tonight clear and moonlit, 40 in the suburbs, 47 in the five
then we've got sunshine and clouds in the afternoon tomorrow, we're at 72. friday we have that little shot of a shower. there might be a popup thunderstorm in there. you have to allow that for springtime because the atmosphere is unstable, but friday night this pushes right through the area and the weekend looks great. couple of clouds saturday morning, no biggy. we're looking at sunshine saturday, 66 with a nice little ocean air mass on sunday. >> you said birch is bad right now, right? >> birch is coming out through next week, oak after that. >> my aler scwris says when birch is strong, that's when people think they're allergic to carrots and get allergies with carrots when they eat carrots, that's when their allergens, or their reactions are the strongest because birch causes food cross reactions. i'm going to post something on facebook >> that's very interesting. >> it causes reaction. so there you go. i'll post it on my facebook page >> please do that. me? i say eat chocolate. >> right. who wants carrot when is you
they both start with a "c" right? lealts talk about what's starting -- let's start with the g trains, we have no trains between hoyt street and church avenue that. is because of track work. so you want to use the a or the f trains instead. and that should be in place until about 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all running on or close to schedule. so if you are going out to catch a train, no worries there. talking about this, this is the grand central parkway right in front of laguardia which you can see is moving just fine, no major issues there. we'll talk about 27 northbound right near finnegan's lane, this is in north brunswick, we have this downed pole. so all lanes are closed down. and this has been there for a while now, but it's the northbound side that is closed down. george washington bridge inbound lower level, that has been reopened, that earlier construction has been cleared away. a minor delay at the george washington bridge coming inbound, some construction and at the lincoln and the holland as you come into the city, and then going outbound on 495 at
have that construction also cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you >> thank you so much, heather. 4:49. a queens woman suffers severe burns after an e-cigarette blows up in her pocket. katrina williams says that she was stopped inside her car in queens when she says the device simply exploded. it flew out of her pocket and onto the dashboard. williams now releases on a cane to get around. she's on a long road to recovery which includes surgery and skin grafts to repair the third-degree burns. >> i just hope it doesn't happen to anybody else. at this time i just want to feel better >> wow! the 24-year-old is suing the manufacturer and the store that she bought the e-cig from. her attorney says there are very few warnings associated with that device. well, former cuban leader fidel castro made a very rare appearance and some are calling it his farewell speech. yesterday he told the cuban communist party the congress in so many words that he will die soon.
to continue his work when he's gone. the party congress did not welcome the new u.s. relationship with cuba, but they did vote to keep fidel's brother, raoul in power. time is 4:50. mosquitoes themselves could actually be the solution to the zika virus. researchers in california are saying they are working to create mosquitoes that are immune to the illness. scientists say they are able to genetically modify eggs that will produce zika-resistent offspring. now the research would need to be approved by the fda before it was actually put into property tax. the zika virus can cause severe birth defects in humans. >> interesting. it is 4:50. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, a key program designed to keep rail passengers safe is expanding, and it comes after that deadly metro north train derailment. what workers will be tested for coming up. new developments in the toxic water crisis in flint.
program will be expanding to other agencies, including the long island railroad. the issue was pushed to the forefront after the bronx train derailment in december of 2013. the engineer who fell asleep was found to have a case of severe apnea. it is 4:54. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> well, this morning we are looking at some very nice weather. here's our camera at asbury park, looking down the beach here this morning, all the way down to point pleasant, looking at some nice stuff here. temperatures 52 in the park to 39 monticello, 40 around sussex. newark is at 52, and so is jamaica, queens and jfk. so these numbers are warm for the overnight hours. just a light northwest wind. yesterday that wind got up to 25 and 35 miles an hour with some gusts. the humidities are still very dry. we will have sunshine in the next seven hours. we got a beautiful sunrise coming up at 6:00 a.m. we're looking at 56 by 11:00. by afternoon a lot of sun and
60s in a lot of spots. that's going to feel great. back into the 70s tomorrow. we talk about that next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. here she is, the old sweat socks and the sinus lady herself. >>reporter: that's exactly how >> i'm so sorry. >>reporter: i feel like i put cotton balls in my eyes instead of contacts this morning. here's the george washington bridge, upper level, lower level, coming inbound a issues there. an then if you are trying to go to the lincoln and the holland, construction. but the good news is as you go outbound at the lincoln tunnel, that earlier construction on the outbound side of 495 at the top of the helix, that construction has been cleared away. g trains no trains between hoyt street and church avenue, and that is for track work. so you can use the a or the fossil fuel trains instead. that should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are running on or close to schedule. and then 27 north at finnegan's lane in north brunswick a downed pole, so all lanes are closed on the northbound side. alternate side of the street
ken, over to you >> all right, thank you very much, heather. 4:56. comedian tracy morgan is the latest in a long list of stars to cancel shows in states denying services to the lgbt community. morgan canceled an upcoming show in mississippi after the state passed a religious accommodations act. the comedian says he will reschedule the show in mississippi reals or amends the law. new this morning, there's an arraignment coming up for a long island man accused of pepper spraying people and brawling outside the broadway mall in hicksville. police arrested robert la bellea for assault. they say he cut off a car in the mall parking lot and then sprayed the driver and his two children who were in the car with him. bystanders then jumped in to subdue la bellea, but police say that he fought his way free and was later found at his home in sea cliff. 4:57. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the votes are in
primary and the frontrunners emerge victorious. we have live team coverage of the results for you this morning. new details this morning in the lead-tainted water crisis that's hitting flintcious michigan. the leaders facing charges. get ready for another sunny day ahead. meteorologist bill evans has your exclusive accuweather forecast. it is a pretty one. channel 7 eyewitness news this morning is coming back in just two minutes.
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have been counted and the results are in. voters looking for a political outsider propelled donald trump into the republican primary victory in his home state, while former secretary of state hillary clinton got a warm welcome from her adopted home state, winning the democratic primary with more than 1 million votes. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, april 20th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast >> well, here we go. if you're about to make the commute this morning,late say you're going to jump into a -- let's say you're going to jump into a taxi that may be nearby somewhere, the subway, bus stop, making the commute, going to be a morning where we start out with some pretty nice temperatures. 61 is your 5:00 temperature here. and we got some winds that are kind of light an out of the north here. we're going to be looking at temperatures that are 51 in the park, 49 islip, 56 lakehurst, 56 around toms river. a very light wind as opposed to that big breeze yesterday. big fire threat fairfield county, connecticut here, but,
we just don't have the wind today like yesterday. notice the winds northwest 6 to 12. yesterday it was up to 30. so today with a lighter wind, not so much of a fire threat everywhere, but it's still bone dry, sunny and nice, 68 at noon, 67 this afternoon. we're back into the 70s tomorrow. we'll talk about that next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather very busy this morning. what's going on out there? >>reporter: we have a new accident now. this one in queens, on the van wyck expressway northbound at the kew gardens interchange. on. you'll start to see the delays start to build up there. minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln and holland, they are all doing just fine. and then we're also taking a look at outbound 495 at the top of the helix, that earlier construction has been cleared away. so this will start easing out very shortly. g trains, these trains should be back on or close to schedule at this point. they had service suspended between hoyt street an church avenue -- and church avenue and that was, of course, because of track work. there are residual delays. you can use the a or fossil fuel trains as alternates. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are
then as you head into north brunswick, 27 north, finnegans lane downed pole. northbound lanes are closed down. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. in the race for president, republican donald trump snatched up 89 of the 95 delegates up for grabs in the new york primary, getting him a little closer to the gop nomination. while democrat hillary clinton also came away with a crucial victory that she hopes will stop rival bernie sanders once and for all. >> clinton won nearly 58% of the vote to sanders' 42%. trump won 60% of the vote with second place going to john kasich with 25%. ted cruz came in a distant third. and we have live team coverage of both races. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is covering the democrats, but we are going to start with diana rocco outside trump tower in midtown. diana. morning. donald trump is waking up this morning fresh off that victory party last night, but still he
and the next round of primaries. this morning he'll be leaving his residence and heading to indiana. >> so we don't have much of a race anymore. senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. [ cheers ] >> and we've won another state. >>reporter: new york voters gave donald trump the big win he was looking for in his home state. trump took nearly all the delegates up for grabs, making him the only republican with a chance of clinching the nomination before the convention. governor john kasich came in a distant second in last night's primary, but he seems confident trump will not be nominated before the convention. >> they know they're not going to get enough votes to win it on the first ballot, and so we're going to be deadlocked. >>reporter: meanwhile, trump's closest rival, senator ted cruz says trump's win was just a politician winning his home state.
last night with his sights set on the next primary where he's hoping to unite republican voters. >> we must unite the republican party because doing so is the first step towards uniting all americans. >>reporter: and from indiana trump then heads to maryland today. both cruz and kasich have already moved on to pennsylvania and heidi cruz, ted cruz' wife has three stops in new jersey. we're live in midtown, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news >> diana, thank you. and from midtown to brooklyn, we continue our coverage by the hillary clinton campaign headquarters with eyewitness news reporter dray clark. dray, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. hillary clinton told a very excited crowd last night that the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is now in sight. clinton had a very decisive win last night. clinton wanted to win big because new york is home -- her adopted home and a loss would have been very embarrassing and
meanwhile, bernie sanders, a brooklyn, new york native had very high hopes that he would be able to deliver an upset to clinton. sanders, as you guys know, drew very large crowds to his rallies, and he was even able to close the point gap in the polls, but in the end he suffered a double-digit defeat to clinton. >> the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight. >> we lost tonight. week. we think we're going to do well, an we have a path toward victory which we are going to fight to maintain. >>reporter: and bernie sanders flew back home to vermont last night, and he plans on having talks with his staff today. meanwhile, hillary clinton has two campaign stops scheduled in we're live in brooklyn, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news.
control of the new york state senate on the line with a special election on long island. it was to fill the seat of prison-bound dean skelos, the former republican senate majority leader. now, democrat todd kaminski declare victory, but republican chris mcgrath has not conceded yet. he says it's still simply too close to call. a kaminski win would give democrats a one-seat majority in the senate and a chance to take total control over state government. and democratic leader from lower manhattan allisa cancel has been elected with 41% of the vote. she will replace former speaker sheldon silver after his corruption conviction last year. new york city's comptroller is opening an investigation into the board of elections. this comes after thousands of new yorkers experienced problems at the polls. at one polling station in brooklyn voters say that workers were uninformed and untrained. a voter captured this cell phone video of a worker who apparently didn't even know both democrats and republicans were allowed to vote yesterday.
without voting and many who could vote were frustrated. >> this is important for everybody. we need to -- we have our rights, and whether you're republican, democratic or whatever, you should be able to vote accordingly. >> one of the biggest problems of the day, 126,000 people were actually purged from the rolls in brooklyn. it's not clear exactly why. despite all this, board of elections says the overwhelming majority of voters had a good experience on primary day. and you can find complete election results on our website, abc7ny/ny votes. we also have posted speeches from the candidates plus a look ahead to next week's primaries. 5:08. we have some breaking news into eyewitness news now. the u.s. geological survey is confirming yet another earthquake has hit the coast of ecuador in the very same region that is recovering from last week's devastating quake. there are reports this morning 6.1-magnitude quake could cause tsunamis along the pacific
there are now more than 500 people dead, more than 4,000 hurt after last week's quake. crews are continuing to search through the rubble for survivors and victims and working through a long list of people who are unaccounted for. those poor, poor people down there. >> it's just one after the other. it is 5:08. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> well, here we go. we take a look from our camera in times square looking south, and right there in the middle is the verrazano bridge and over to staten island, great kills bay, down to sandy hook, great visibility here this morning. clear skies, gorgeous morning. here we go. we take a look from heather o'rourke's house where she lives on top of the george washington bridge. many people don't know that, especially port authority. they're not aware of it either. >>reporter: now they know it. >> let the cat out of the bag. low rent there, i understand. 51 right now. we're looking at what's going to be a nice morning here, clear skies all the way back to the great lakes, into the northeast. this is from a bubble of high pressure out of canada.
day today with sunshine. temperature at 9:00 is 53. noontime 58, and we're at 67 this afternoon which is still warmer than normal for this time of the year. kiddos at the bus stop, it's a little cool in the suburbs this morning, so just grab a jacket 50 degrees. after school it's going to be absolutely great. these kids will still be here. i don't know how they manage to change clothes, but they're good at it. >> yeah, they are. >> 67 and nice after school. heather is looking at the what's going on out there? >>reporter: we're going to talk about the van wyck. this is the van wyck right near 67th road. not a bad ride for you here. but let's take a look at what's going on as we head over to our maps. we have the van wyck as you go onto the northbound side right at the kew gardens interchange, an accident is in the process of being cleared away. subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're doing just fine. and then as you head onto 27 and north brunswick north at finnegans lane a downed pole. so all northbound lanes are closed down. and we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you.
news this morning, the criminal charges expected today against government employees in the flint, michigan contaminated water crisis. plus the key vote today that could bring more affordable houseing to a new at stop & shop, shoppers are discovering low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices.
5:12, and happening today the city council is expected to vote its approval for mayor de blasio's rezoning of the east new york neighborhood in brooklyn. it is the mayor's first major step in an ambitious plan to cram thousands of new affordable housing units into established city neighborhoods. now, the mayor eventually plans to target 15 neighborhoods for rezoning. kings bridge in the bronx and flushing in queens are next up. 5:13. also happening today,
first criminal charges for the toxic water crisis in flint, michigan. the state attorney general is targeting two state regulators and a flint city employee. flint's been under a state of emergency for more than four months now. people there are still using bottled water and special filters to reduce the amount of lead in their drinking water. newtown, connecticut teacher arrested for bringing a gun to the town's middle school is due in court today. jason adams is expected to appear in danbury superior court. police say that he had a valid pistol permit but connecticut state law prohibits possession of firearms on school grounds. adams has been placed on administrative leave. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> got a beautiful morning outside, a gorgeous sunrise in an hour from right now, about 30 minute from right now, actually. temperature is 51 degrees. the humidity way dry, the winds are northwest at 7. yesterday we had that northwest wind that was up around 30 miles an hour. yesterday's high was 73.
high back in '27. it's 47 around sayreville and 44 wrightstown, 50 at the jersey shore. these numbers are nice and comfy and they're all a few degrees above normal. we have a light north to a northwest wind here. yesterday that wind was crankin'. and there'll be a little more wind up into connecticut today which is why connecticut, massachusetts, new england has this fire threat today. then there's a little bit of a frost advisory here with this clear sky and some of these cool numbers in here are kind of close to the mid-30s up toward toward the north in the hudson river valley. high pressure ridge here going to give us a great day in the northeast and new england. eventually this warm air to the south and west. you can kind of see the line to the warm front here, that will tomorrow. and then this rain that is back to our west here in the ohio valley and the mississippi river, that will come to us as we go into the day friday. so thursday you see the clouds night. and so there edges our nine weather. by 1:00 friday afternoon here comes the rain, and you'll see
that might be a popup thunderstorm. but notice this is through the area quickly friday evening, and then we're off to some beautiful weather as we go into the weekend. yankees athletics playing this evening, 59 degrees, first pitch temperature. wind southwest. that blows out toward right field, but it's a very light southwest wind. and it's important to note the southwest wind because that will warm us up for tomorrow. so eighth straight day of sunny, dry weather. tomorrow clouds increase, and here comes that front with the rain for friday. plenty of sun, light breeze, 67. moonlit tonight, 40 in the suburbs, 47 in the five boroughs. a little warmer tomorrow. we're at 40. we're at 72 degrees. and the low is going to be about 59. then friday there's that popup shower or a thunderstorm. and then that's out of the away quickly friday night. then we got a beautiful weekend coming up. second straight weekend in a row, and that's significant for spring because springtime weather is so volatile. 70 on saturday afternoon and 66 on sunday. so i went to vote yesterday and i had my -- i had a problem at the polling place. >> what happened?
>>el with, you know, after seeing all the stories about what was going on, i go in, i hand them my identification. they go, hey, we know who you are, we don't need your i.d. so they look at me and they start looking at the voter rolls, you know, start looking. and they go, we can't find your name on the voter roll. and i went, here we go. they go from table to table to table. they say i can't find your name. i don't know why. i registered. >> mr. butell, we can't find your name anywhere. [ laughter ] >> well, you know what? that's an honor. >> it is. >> it's an honor. i go, oh no, no, it's bill. they went bill ritter. no, not bill ritter, it's bill evans. we got it straightened out. >> not the musician. >> no. they're so sweet people at my polling place. so kind. >> all right, good. every vote counts. let's check in with heather. >>reporter: let's talk about what's going on here on the van wyck as you go onto the northbound side right near the
have an accident that is being cleared away. 27 in north brunswick northbound right near finnegans lane, that's a downed pole. so all northbound lanes are closed down. our mass transit is doing just fine. everything is running or or close to schedule and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. it's 5:17. it's a new scandal breaking overnight. the major automaker admitted it falsified fuel mileage tests. also a sign of the times, the largest computer chip maker in the world is about to cut
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5:20 now. welcome back. the islanders are hoping to make their series lead against the panthers a little more comfortable in tonight's game 4 of the stanley cup playoffs. the isles are up 2-1. the rangers lost 3-1 on home ice against the penguins last night. pittsburgh now has a 2-1 series lead. game four tomorrow night at the garden. it is 5:20. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> and this morning, as we look at our weather, we start out with what's going to be temperatures that are about five to seven degrees warmer than normal for this hour of the day. we look down the beach here, we can see all the way down to the radio tower, monmouth and ocean county, looking good there. taking fetterry this morning from staten island or jersey city, you're looking at a north to a northwest wind here gusting up to around 17. so a nice ride here. we are looking at while water
around 51 degrees, and we're looking at some very nice weather today for your ride either way. temperatures will be warming up to 72 tomorrow. we're going to talk about the weekend and next week in your accuweather seven-day forecast. heather is looking at your commute. weather then heather. how's it going out there? >>reporter: we'll look at the fdr drive. you can see up through the 70s no major issues to report. it actually looks like a really pretty ride. you can see the bridge in the background, so a nice ride on the fdr drive this morning. let's go over to our maps and talk to you about where it's not such a nice ride. it's the van wyck expressway northbound side at the kew gardens interchange. that's a an accident being cleared away. subway service is running on or close to schedule. then if you are going into north brunswick, 27 north right near finnegans lane we have a downed pole. all lanes are closed down on the northbound side as a result. 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, the man hieb the mask. criminal history expected to be released on the man dubbedded the ninja burglar after he targeted several homes on
and the debate over the possible removal of alexander hamilton from the 10 dollar bill. would that impact the musical? who would replace him and who can prevent patients across the country have spoken. they recently rated their care experience at over 3,500 hospitals nationwide in a survey conducted for the centers for medicare and medicaid services. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of
on the money this morning, and asian stocks are mixed. >> japan's nikkei posted slight dwaynes while hong kong's hang seng index dropped nearly 1%. on wall street the dow jones added 49 points to open at 18,053. nasdaq and s&p 500 were mixed. right now futures are pointing to a lower open. and new overnight, mitts mitts motors corporation -- mitsubishi motors corporation is the latest company to admit it falsified key tests on its cars. >> good morning. topping "america's money." job cuts at intel. >> the chip maker is eliminates 12,000 jobs or about 11% of its work force. intel is shifting work focus away from personal computers which aren't selling that well. >> another automaker is admiting to falsifying data. mitsubishi says inaccurate fuel economy tests involve 157,000 of its own cars and nearly half a million it made for nissan, all for sale in japan. >> after making the announcement, mitsubishi
>> jack lu is expected to make a decision about your money this week. he'll announce whether or not to remove alexander hamilton from the 10 dollar bill and add a woman. >> later on "good morning america" we learn how a popular broadway show may help hamilton stay on the bill. >> i hope there's a way to do both. >> it's possible. that's "america's money." >> have a great day. well, jeff boos is making it easier for weary travelers to take a quick nap before takeoff. look at these things. they even installed four nap pods at their terminal at jfk. just four? passengers can snooze in the pods free for 20 minutes. it plays rhythms to designed to help you relax. they then wake you up with a combination of lights, music and vibrations. hey, it's new york, they should probably say wake up! the pods are created by new york-based company metro naps. smart idea. >> that's very cool. coming up in our next half hour, we have live team coverage of the republican and democratic winners in the new york primary and how the candidates are now looking forward.
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the frontrunners are winners again in the new york primary. donald trump and hillary clinton prove their hometown favorite status, picking up a majority of the delegates against their closest rivals. >> and former nypd officer peter liang is planning to already appeal his reduced conviction in the shooting death of an unarmed man in brooklyn. and we've learned overnight about the past disturbing crimes of the man dubbedded the ninja burglar on st. louis. good morning. i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it is wednesday, april 20th. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> well, this morning we have clear skies and we have a nice
temperature this hour is 51 degrees. we got a light northwest wind as opposed to that 30 mile per hour wind we had yesterday. kingston, poughkeepsie 49. and you see over there port jervis33 to 40 to middletown and 43 around newburgh. so a couple spots are on the chilly side. 50 at bridgeport. noontime 58, 67 this afternoon. that is warmer than normal for this time of the year. and we're back into the 70s tomorrow. we'll talk about that next in your accuweather seven-day forecast. heather is going to be talking about the van wyck this morning. >>reporter: this is very true. we still have problems as you travel in through queens, as you go onto the van wyck expressway going onto the northbound side right at the kew gardens interchange. you do have that accident being cleared away. subway status. subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all running on or close. no major issues there. connecticut turnpike southbound i-95 from exits 34 down into
we do have two lanes closed down. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. it's 5:30 now. this morning the presidential frontrunners are celebrating big wins in the big apple. >> yeah. voters in the new york primary gave a boost to the campaigns of hillary clinton and donald trump, pushing them closer to locking up their party's nomination. and trump even tweeted thank you, new york, i love you. >> clinton tweeted, new york is the place for dreaming big, but new yorkers also like to get things done. we have two reports this morning. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in midtown. >> but we're going to start with dray clark who's live in downtown brooklyn. dray. >>reporter: good morning, lori and ken. hillary clinton definitely protected her home turf well last night with a very decisive win. meanwhile bernie sanders is still in the race, but barely. >>reporter: new yorkers came through for hillary clinton in a big way, taking her one step closer to getting her party's
>> new yorkers, you've always -- you've always had my back. [ cheers ] >> and i've always tried to have yours. today together we did it again and i am deeply, deeply grateful. >>reporter: bernie sanders was hoping for an upset win in the primary which could have changed the trajectory of the race. sanders campaigned hard in new york, drawing crowds in the thousands. but in the end he suffered a double-digit loss. >> today we took secretary clinton on in her own state of new york, and we lost. >>reporter: clinton supporters have now stepped up their calls for sanders to get out of the race. to stay in, they say, would be destructive. and bernie sanders flew back to vermont late last night, and he plans to have discussions with his staff at some point today. meanwhile, that break from the campaign trail comes as there's a battle now for those five
just days away. we're live in brooklyn this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. it is 5:32 now. donald trump pulled off a landslide victory that he needed to get his campaign back on track. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco live in midtown with the story. diana, good morning. >>reporter: ken, good morning. donald trump celebrated here at trump tower for about two hours last night, and now for him it is on to indiana. he swept every county in the state with the exception of his own here in manhattan. that went to john kasich who won by about 900 votes. but even still, trump needed to win his home state and win big, and that he did, sweeping all of new york -- nearly all, rather, of new york's delegates. now looking ahead to next week's primaries. at his victory party last night here at trump tower, trump called on his opponents to bow out of the race, saying it's now nearly mathematically impossible for them to win. the victory has put him that much closer to clinching the
the convention, and next week's primaries in connecticut, rhode island, pennsylvania, maryland and delaware, states that need jobs and economic help, areas where trump says he is strong and it will only solidify his lead. >> we're really, really rocking. we expect we're going to have an amazing number of weeks because these are places and they're in trouble. they're in big trouble. when you look at pennsylvania, when you look at indiana, when you look at maryland and rhode island and so many places, we have problems everywhere you look. we are going to solve those problems. >>reporter: so trump also has a stop in maryland today. cruz and kasich have already moved on to pennsylvania. heidi cruz, ted cruz' wife has three stops in new jersey. we're live in midtown, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> diana, thank you. at 5:34, the board of elections being audited by the city comptroller after issues
polling sites didn't open on time. another issue untrained precinct workers. the biggest problem was the more than 125,000 voters who were not able to cast their ballot in brooklyn. and it's still not clear why. despite all that, the director of the board of elections says the idea there are mass problems across the city is simply a misconception. now, you can find complete election results on our website, abc7ny/nyvotes. we've also posted speeches from the candidates plus a look ahead to next week's primaries. well, new this morning, mayor bill de blasio's campaign fundraising is now the focus of a federal investigation. grand jury subpoenas have been issued but the "new york times" reports that the mayor's reelection committee and the city's law department refuse to say whether they have received subpoenas. the investigation is centered on the mayor's efforts to raise money for democratic candidates in half a dozen state senate races in 2014. several of those candidates 5:35. both sides are now appealing a
sentencing of former nypd officer peter liang in the shoolgt death of akai gurley. yesterday liang was sentenced to community service and five years probation, that coming after a judge reduced his manslaughter conviction, instead convicting him of criminally negligent homicide. liang shot and killed akai gurley when he fired a shot inside a stairwell at the pink houses in brooklyn. >> i always treated people fairly and with respect. i it was a shock. [ inaudible ] i apologize >> well, liang plans to appeal the brooklyn d.a. also plans to appeal the ruling after the judge reduced the jury. well, we will learn more today about the man dubbedded the ninja burglar after a
island. his crimes date back divides, including -- decades, including rape and home invasion. eyewitness news reporter toni yates is live now in st. george, staten island. toni. >>reporter: good morning again, lori. and police say 46-year-old robert costanzo actually admitted to pulling off several burglaries here on staten island between the years 2007 and 2008, and they say he admitted this after he was arresteded in connecticut for a burglary where a woman was held at knifepoint before $75,000 worth of jewelry was taken from her safe. and as you said, robert costanzo has a long criminal past. he's a level 3 sexual offender, charged with a rape here on staten island back in 1989 and also a sexual battery in 1996 in florida. now, during the ninja burglary spree here on staten island, 19 homes have been hit. a few homeowners had even come face to face with a six foot tall man dressed head to toe in black. he was once stabbed by a victim, but he got away from
homeowner said that he was threatened with numchucks. the crimes were never officially solved, but after costanzo was taken into custody for the 2014 connecticut burglary, authorities began piecing together evidence. eventually they say tying him to the staten island spree. now, d.a. michael mcmahon today will hold a press conference at 1:00 this afternoon, announcing the arrest. costanzo will also be arraigned today here on staten island. for now, we're live here on staten island, toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news. back to you. >> all right, toni, thank you. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and let's go back forecast. >> well, sunrise is in progress. and we're going to have a beautiful sunrise. we look south, we can see all right there. there was a little brush fire new jersey. and down towards staten island, there was that smoke over toward brooklyn yes. we're looking at what's going
skies, northwest wind at 6, and we're going to have less wind today than yesterday, so much of the fire threat is gone except for connecticut and new england as this high pressure leaves. we've got sunshine today, less wind. off to our west is warm air that's poised to run over us tomorrow. so we're looking at 53 at 9:00, 58 at noontime, 55 to 67 this afternoon, a little warmer than normal for this time of the year. at the bus stop, kiddoes, a jacket and a sweater ought to do it. by afternoon 67, going to be great. i give it an "a," really nice weather. i give her an qa" because she's just the best traffic person around. >>reporter: thank you. you're the best meteorologist around. here is the bqe. >> duh. >>reporter: as you go eastbound side getting up into the brooklyn bridge and you can see the brooklyn bridge right here. traffic is a bit slow making your way from brooklyn going into manhattan. let's go over to this map over here and tell you what's going on. they are in the process of clearing that construction. so as you saw, we do have some stop-and-go volume.
to see what's going on as you travel onto the van wyck expressway. northbound at the kew gardens interchange, that accident has been cleared away, so that's sot some good news. subway service running on or close to schedule. no major issues, new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're all doing just fine. then as you head onto the connecticut turnpike heading southbound from exits 34 to 31, we have that construction set up. they are trying to get that cleared away. but in the meantime you do have two lanes closed down. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, an e- cigarette explodes and severely burns the leg of a woman in queens. you're going to hear from her and the action she plans to take now. and new drone video this morning showing the devastating
queens woman is suing an e- cigarette manufacturer after one of the devices actually explodes in her pocket. katrina williams says she was stonned in her car when -- was stopped in her car when something like a firecracker went off. the 26-year-old said her e- cigarette exploded inside her pocket, completely tearing her pant leg off and giving her third-degree burns. williams is now on a long road to recovery. >> i just hope that it doesn't happen to anybody else. at this time i just want to feel better. >> and also williams' attorney says that there's little oversight when it comes to electronic cigarettes. he is hoping that williams' lawsuit and others filed around the country will push lawmakers to regulate the devices. 5:43. drone video is giving us a bird's eye view of the widespread and deadly flooding that happened in houston. a flash flood warning is in effect this morning as rising waters shut down highways and cut off whole communities. at least seven people have died
dumped more than 20 inches of rain in some areas. houston's mayor says there is no immediate solution to all that flooding. well, earlier mentioning seasonal food allergies from pollen and the like can actually trigger an allergic reaction, but for 15 million americans, myself included, ken included, food allergies can be life threatening everyday. for the 10th time i had the honor of hosting the 17th annual food allergy research and education spring luncheon at chipeani's'. fair's mission is to help people with the quality of life and food allergies with new treatment and clinical trials. in fact, on may 8th, the empire state building will be lit up in the color of teal to kick off food allergy awareness week. >> that's awesome >> that's the first time that that has happened >> that's big. >> you know, when i was putting out the food here that seems -- i was noticing that the pile seems to get bigger and bigger.
testament that more people are actually suffering from food allergies or more manufacturers are just realizing that they need to cater and make their products more specific to people who are -- you know, have glient allergies or shell -- glutent allergies or shellfish or peanuts, tree nuts. >> you could get through life without eating tomatio's. tree nuts are a little harder because they get snuck into foods you don't realize >> so many things you don't realize and you could have is an antiphlactic reaction. the foods are good. >> 10 years ago the foods weren't that good. >> sneaky chef, no-nut butter >> that's great? what's in it if it's no nuts? it's chocolate flavor. >> yeah. >> we gotta try that. we know bill will try it for us. bill, i'm used to you being here for us. >> i'm the mikey of the newscast. >> i brought you your own bag. >> thank you very much. hey, we had to take ken to the hospital once.
>> from a food allergy. >> they didn't tell me what i looked like. it was so frightening. my face blew up like a balloon. >> we couldn't recognize you. we couldn't tell if you were ken or not. >> i posted my picture on facebook, by the way, for looked like. >> 1 world trade all in the morning sunshine, looking great in gotham. we take a look from fort lee, new jersey to the west, the west side of manhattan, looking east and the sun is coming up. here. temperatures are running a little bit above normal, 51 degrees normal overnight low is about 43. we're looking at a dry humidity, a light northwest wind as opposed to yesterday's wind was was gusting up to 30 miles an hour and the pressure is above 30.00, so we got fair weather. normal high is 63. normal overnight low is 46. so you see we're running five degrees warmer than that. sun is up in just about 20 minutes. high brush fire threat moves to connecticut for today. closer to normal temperatures, but 70s are back on for tomorrow. showers show up friday afternoon, and then another
weekends, and that is a good thing. 51, 52 around the five boroughs. 39 around morristown. 38 towards sussex. it's cool in the suburbs, you need a jacket or a sweater. but by the afternoon things get really nice. just a light wind here this morning and that fire threat we're talking about, fairfield county, connecticut, bridgeport, stamford, you know, into the norwalk area, but then on up into new england, as this high pressure ridge leaves this, wind will die down. but everything is very dry, and we have a little frost issue in putnam and northern fairfield and orange counties. so we have clear skies. the wind kind of calms down, lets the temperature drop off. this warm air is poised to come our way. what's going on down in texas? well, when you have the jet stream kind of running up like this to the west and around, it's going around this high pressure ridge, so what happens is this rain stays enhanced. now you're going to be seeing and hearing stories about flooding around the dallas area. that batch of rain that was in houston is down around louisiana. so when you have the jet stream sitting on top of this, it just keeps building rain over and over and over and it's blocked because we have this high pressure ridge giving us fair
system to our west. so i get asked often, why is it raining so much in texas? and that is the reason why. it happens that way this time of the year there. today. we're looking at 67 degrees. tonight we're down to 40 in the boroughs. it's a little warmer tomorrow. we're at 72. that's going to be great. those 70s. friday afternoon a shower and a thunderstorm popping up. we're at 74. but that gets out of the way friday night and we're going to be looking at what will be sunshine on saturday afternoon, the high is going to be 70 degrees and 66 on sunday. you know, years ago, i would taste this stuff and absolutely not like it. but now it's mine. >> as heather does her thing, you can start munching away. >> doughnuts >> yeah. i bought three bags for all of you, but alex did eat one box of doughnuts. >> kids these days. >> what do we got, heather?
what's going on here. here is the bqe northeast making your way into the brooklyn bridge. you can see traffic is moving much better on the brooklyn bridge. that's because that inbound construction has been cleared away. subway service is running on or close to schedule. and then we have the van wyck northbound at the kew gardens interchange, that accident cleared. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you >> all right, thank you, heather. 5:48. up next a road rage attack at a nassau county mall. the suspect accused of assaulting another driver right in front of children. plus new details on the
outside the broadway mall in hicksville. police arrested robert la bellea for assault. they say that he cut off a car in the mall parking lot, then spray the driver and his two children. bystanders jumped in to try to subdue la bellea. but investigators say he fought his way free and later found at his home in sea cliff. it's 5:51. two men charged in a no toorious easter bunny brawl in new jersey, remember this? they're set to appear in court today in new jersey. check this out. the brawl was kraut on camera easter sunday at the mall in new jersey. both are charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. guerrero accused of attacking easter bunny after his child fell off his lap. 5:52. coming up the big changes
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic here on eyewitness news this morning. it's 5:55. thank you for joining us. we've got a beautiful morning here. the sun is coming on up. and here we go, looking down the beach this morning. a little northwest wind kind of blowing out here down from asbury park out into the atlantic. we're looking at 51 around the park. wewe are looking at 42 around new city, 51 around newark. these numbers about 5, 6 degrees warmer than normal, and just a light northwest wind here this morning with dry humidities. taking the ferry over, great
island, jersey city, back and forth from brooklyn, really nice. water temperature warming up a little bit, 51 degrees. even a nice ride from bridgeport here over toward port jeff. well, next seven hours lots of sunshine. we get to near 60 by lunchtime. we're looking at just a little bit of wind out of the northwest, very low humidities and the wind at 6 to 12 miles an hour. we'll be at 67 today. still warmer than normal. and we're into the 70s tomorrow. weather then heather every seven minutes. what do you have going on out there? >>reporter: we'll talk about our subway status and all of our subway systems are running on or close to schedule at this point. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are doing just fine. and then as you go to the brooklyn bridge inbound, that earlier construction has been cleared away. so traffic is moving okay once again. and then going onto the van wyck north at the kew gardens interchange, we had an accident there. that accident has also been cleared away. connecticut turnpike south exit 34 to 31, that construction cleared away. this residual delay should really start disappearing very shortly. and then as you go onto 27 in north brunswick, northbound at
that downed pole. so all lanes are closed down on the northbound side as a result. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 5:56. the nypd is redesigning its crime scene and police scene tapes. the colors will remain the same, white with blue lettering for police scenes and yellow with black lettering for crime scenes. but the new tape will now include the department's crime stoppers 1-800 phone number. the department plans to use up its inventory of the old tape before switching over to the new design. closing in on 6:00. and just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, celebrating big wins in new york, donald trump and hillary clinton not taking one day off in their quest for their party's nomination. we have live team coverage. also we're watching for developments in ecuador after a powerful aftershock overnight. and meteorologist bill evans has the exclusive accuweather forecast.
thank you, new york. we love new york. >> we proved once again there's no place like home. >> new york voters delivering candidates. hillary clinton and donald trump now looking to build off their wins in the empire state. good morning. i'm lori stokes scwhrvment and i'm ken rosato. we're going to have live team coverage on the new york state primary coming up in just a moment. first, though, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans >> well, good morning, everybody. happy wednesday to you. we've got a beautiful sunrise