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children were trapped in a church van after its driver t- boned a vehicle -- after a driver t-boned the vehicle causing it to completely flip over. >> also this morning, an "eyewitness news" exclusive. we're learning more about the construction worker killed by falling scaffolding. this morning, there are calls for action after several safety violations were found at the project. breaking news in the manhunt for the suspect police say killed five people in two shootings in georgia. good morning, everyone. looking at a live picture there of lower manhattan. look at that. it's not too bad at all. it is a little dreary out. some rain droplets, maybe even some purple rain out there. >> i think so. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us. happy saturday morning.
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>> dearly beloved, i'm michelle charlesworth. >> we're wearing purple for prince. i cannot believe it. >> there was no choice. by accident kind of. we were in the same mind set. >> he sent me a text late last night. i was in the bed. he came in and said you are wearing purple. >> we're synced up. we're friends. >> what's to discuss? >> amy freeze in purple as well. >> right here is where i am right next to you. >> no, i was with the late night text. i would have been in a different outfit, so thank you for the reminder. you bring the purple. i'm got the rain this morning. temperatures are in the low 60s in the radar. we do see showers that will linger through the early part of the day. then we shake them for the afternoon and continue on with
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visibility because of the warm temperatures and the rain. we get to newburgh and the same for morristown. temperatures will be easy to take for today. really, the weekend looks good. on the accutrack, showers still happening out on long island. we've still got a few creeping through the mid-hudson valley. we'll get rid of the rain by mid to late morning. so it doesn't last all day, but surfaces will be damp as things get along the way today. watch how quickly showers move off to the south and east. by midday, everything is looking good. i don't know if it's going to be quick enough to dry out the field and surfaces for the games early on. at least we shake the showers. here is a look at central park through the early to mid- afternoon. i'll have the accuweather seven- day forecast coming up next. i'll see you then, rob. as we said, we are following a developing story
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a driver is on the run after hitting a church van that was full of children. >> people who were at the scene quickly jumped into action scrambling to get the trapped kids out of the van. kristin thorne joins us with the latest. >> reporter: it happened at this intersection here. basically, this car coming down the road t-boned this church van. six people injured. thankfully none of those injuries is considered serious. i want to show you some exclusive surveillance video we just obtained, which shows this van traveling along shore avenue here and just getting t- boned by this car. police say the driver was speeding, blew through the stop sign then crashed into the van. that driver now is on the run. police are looking for him saying he or she was driving a ford sedan. witnesses say the van flipped over then hit some parked cars. neighbors say they saw the driver get out of his car, look at what happened and simply run
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neighbors ran to help the people, including those children children. >> everybody was trying to get the people out kicking the windows out to get everyone out. >> reporter: we're hearing from police that the youngest victim inside that van is only 3 years old. all passengers were transported to jamaica hospital for evaluation. again, they all, thankfully, are expected to be okay. the search continues for that driver. we're live in jamaica, queens this morning. i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 "eyewitness news." a man suspected in two fatal shooting ises has been found dead. the suspected gunman killed three people in a domestic dispute last night. two other people were found dead about a mile away. later on, police say the victims may be related to the suspect's wife. police discovered the suspect's body early this morning with
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inflicted gunshot wound. turning now to an "eyewitness news" exclusive. we're learning more about the man who was killed at a construction site here in manhattan. lewis matta moved to the u.s. about a decade ago. he came here to get a job to support his family back home in mexico. on thursday, he was leaving work in greenwich village when a wooden plank fell from a scaffold. it hit and killed him. >> it was really sad. he was my friend, you know? >> violations have been issued to the construction site in the past, including a stop-work order for scaffolding. another stop-work order has been issued following this death. it is a huge relief this morning for the family of a missing 11-year-old girl. she was found last night safe.
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searching for her. they found her last night with that noncustodial mom. officers are not releasing any other details to the mystery surrounding her disappearance they found her last night with that noncustodial mom. officers are not releasing any other details to the mystery surrounding her disappearance for a day. police have made an arrest
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. welcome back, everybody. authorities say it could be weeks before we know exactly what caused the superstar prince's death. the autopsy is now completed and the body is back with his family. investigators say there are no signs of trauma or suicide. >> it was a very meticulous exam. it was a complete exam, and so several of the pieces of information that are gathered in that process will be sent to labs for further testing. >> investigators say prince was last seen alive about 8:00 wednesday night but found unresponsive thursday morning inside of an elevator at his studio complex outside of minneapolis. paisley park, as he called it.
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a memorial, meantime, outside of that studio continues to grow. you see those purple balloons, of course. in tribute to prince, amc theaters will be showing his 1984 time, the classic, "purple rain" what a great idea. they started the tribute early with one showing last night. the film will be at six other new york and new jersey theaters through thursday. last night in harlem, people continued to pay tribute to prince with a memorial outside of the apollo theater. a spot where fans can continue to sing and dance along to so many of his classic songs. we turn now to the race for president. ahead of the republican national committee says the gop will not "hand the nomination to a candidate who does not win a majority of delegates." ryan prevus says the party will pick its nominee at a contested
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should be the nominee if he has the most delegates even if he falls short of the majority requirement. meantime, candidates are gearing up for another super tuesday. voters in connecticut, pennsylvania, delaware, maryland, and rhode island will head to the polls next week. hillary clinton and bernie sanders held events in pennsylvania. they will be campaigning in connecticut today and tomorrow. >> a lot of big primaries are calling it the excella primary. >> that's funny. >> what a long season and much to go. straight ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a truck swallowed whole in a houston parking garage. we'll tell you exactly what caused that mess. >> also ahead, can meditating
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my stop & shop. we see video of the earth swallowing up that tanker truck. this is not a sinkhole, believe it or not, that is related to all of the flooding they've had there in recent days. the parking lot is the roof of an underground parking garage. the structure can't support vehicles that weigh more than 4400 pounds. that tanker's weight was just too much. fortunately, no one was hurt. >> this is our bad. this isn't mother nature. >> he shouldn't have been there, wasn't built right. >> exactly.
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>> oh, please, where's the sign on the parkway as a truck is stuck under the overpass now. how are you? >> good. >> we've got to coordinate. >> we really didn't. >> i sent it late last night. i knew you were sleeping. >> i don't plan my outfit until i see michelle and then i decide. i have a little collection, and i say to myself, i want to match michelle. >> mm-hmm. >> and that's how i go with it. >> i come in with my crazy running shoes. it is a whole production. >> we did well. the team came together. [ laughter ] >> that's why we're in these clothes, okay? the real story comes in. >> exactly. this is how the morning begins but it's not how the day ends. out and about this morning early on.
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we're already in the 60s from this spot. we are draped in with clouds and limited visibility with the clouds low to the ground and rain coming down in spots. mainly the action is going to be to the east of us. it looks like it won't take long for the temperatures to make it into the mid to upper 60s, which is where we will end the day today. all in all, i would say you should expect temperatures to be in the mid-60s by the afternoon. this just doesn't get much warmer than that. we return to the 70s by tomorrow, though. 62 degrees in central park. winds will be changing up as everything gets cleared out. until then, temperatures are in the mid-50s for monticello. all right. 61 for brick in tom's river. headlines go like this. this light rain continues and exits to the east. then it becomes breezy with the north wind.
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in the 70s. we have a nice recovery into the 70s. i think you'll notice the coolness in the atmosphere. there will be showers moving into your area for northville in the next 20 to 30 minutes. still some showers to go. in queens, all of this is pushing south and east still out onto the fork. this is how the morning goes. is it going to clear out? yes, but is it in time for you to get your games in and can we dry out the surfaces? it depends. early afternoon, we've got some dampness around. the northerly winds do come in quick. overall, the weekend is mild. the showers exit quickly and we get this recovery of very mild air coming in. is it quick enough for mid- morning and mid-day games? i think it's probably a call on how much your fields can
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yanks and bronx at 1:05 looks like it is good to go. 70 degrees with the northerly winds coming in. a little windy probably about mid-game. tomorrow it's back to sunny skies and sunny. here say look at the seven-day forecast. temperatures about go back into the 70s. there it is on monday as it turns warmer. wednesday, a mix of sun and clouds. thursday we've got 72 and friday 64. i think a bit of sea sawing between the temperatures, the -- seesawing between the temperatures and the model. wednesday and friday look a little iffy. we could end up on the cool side of things, the warm side of things. we'll have to watch the pattern. all in all, a decent weekend. can't complain too much.
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showers this morning. >> thank you, taylor. >> namaste right there. we've got an interesting story right here. in this morning's health alert, evidence that medicating can slow how fast our brains age. researchers scanned the brains of 50 people who regularly meditate were seven years younger than the people really were. the nonmeditators had brains that generally matched their ages. and we're back. in other news now, the city of newark's tentative deal with car service uber has hit a bit of a road block. the port authority, which operates newark liberty airport has raised concerns about the provision where uber will pay the city $1 million a year for the right to operate at the airport.
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within new york city limits and the port authority leases the land from the city. so talks are ongoing. >> it's interesting how these things shake down.
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>> steph curry is doing more than sinking three pointers. score. the sales have surged 64% in this year. overall sales have gone up 30%, and they are calling it the steph curry effect. he is the brand's endorser and does have a signature basketball lives under armor. he is the man right now. not surprised. >> he is money. the islanders pulled off an overtime win in florida, giving them a 3-2 lead in the series. 23-year-old allen kline scored on a power play in the second overtime, his first career playoff goal. the islanders played tomorrow to clinch the series. if they win, they will be the team's first postseason series win in a long time. how long? 23 yearsp. >> wow, come on, guys. let's go.
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after the mets last season, let's do it again time for other sports news with mike powers. >> reporter: harvey struck out five but threw 101 pitches in only five innings. good thing he had curtis granderson on his side. bases loaded and a grand slam for granderson. the mets are on top 4-0. a couple of innings later, this is not a replay. it's a measly solo shot this morning. how about that? the mets come home winners last night in atlanta. let's go to the bronx. the yankees try to get back on track with the rays in town. having trouble finding ways to score. overall, the yank have lost three in a row. the rays go ahead here.
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shoulder, trying to make the play. playing center field for jacoby ellsbury. ellsbury has to come into the became. here it comes! ellsbury steals home. first straight steal at home since jeter 15 years ago. he wasn't done, oh, no. 6-3 the final score. they finally found a way to score. the battles are going to happen twice a year every year. norman cut loose by the panthers gets a five, $75 million deal with the redskins, the biggest chart in the league for a corner. he made headlines last year after playing beckham in the giants. they are now division rivals and play twice a year. the nfl draft opens this week. the jets have the 20th overall pick, but they have questions
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are officially on the clock. here's the biggest. what about ryan fitzpatrick? season starts. both sides like each other. it's business. patient. >> we're doing everything to team forward. that. we'll see. note. channel 7 nba playoffs tomorrow doubleheader. spurs/grizzlies at one, warriors/rockets at 1:00 tomorrow right here on channel 7. so another big sports weekend. i'm rob powers and i'll be right back here on monday. >> thank you, rob. much more ahead on this saturday morning, including a live look at today's top stories. >> reporter: police are looking for the driver who slammed into a packed church van in queens. we have exclusive surveillance video coming up. >> thank you, kristin.
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way for the shooter or possibly shooters who killed eight people execution style in ohio all members of the same family. what we're learning this morning about those victims. >> i'm meteorologist amy freeze in the accuweather center. we're starting with temperatures that are in the 60s right now. i don't think we'll have any trouble pushing those numbers to near 70, but it'll take a little time. showers first. we'll go with a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the very
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starting your weekend morning with us. >> people are looking outside the windows here. >> they are good. >> just hanging out. . >> thank you, amy, for all of that. what's shaking in the weather center? >> we appreciate it because in the words of prince, sometimes it snows in april. >> isn't it crazy that two weeks aegg we picked that for the community calendar and then what happened? >> everybody's been listening to the music all week long, so here we go on a saturday, and we've got, well, purple rain. i stick with the theme. 62 degrees and cloudy skies out there. it looks like the clouds and damp conditions do break. it turns out to be a decent afternoon and nice weekend overall. on the radar, temperatures are easy to take with the 50s and 60s.
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we're not going to move out until 10:00 or 11:00 this morning for areas. just north of 287, we've got a little bit of light rain activity pushing off to the south and east. over the boroughs, queens, brooklyn, parts of long island especially east off of the fork, we still have lingering rain off 95. the winds are coming in. as that happens, temperatures will be in the low to mid-60s going for a high in the low 70s. michelle? we are continuing to follow that developing story out of queens. a driver is on the run after he hit a church van that was full of children. >> bystanders on the scene quickly dive into action scrambling to get those trapped kids out of the van.
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live now from jamaica with more good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, rob and michelle. this is the intersection where it all happened. six people injured during the and two toddlers. this is some exclusive surveillance video we obtained here at "eyewitness news" that shows the church van traveling on shore avenue and getting t- boned by a ford sedan, which blew through a stop sign. this all happened around 11:00 last night. the van, that church van crashed into the driver of the sedan pulled by witnesses got out of his car, looked at what happened and then ran away. of course, the concern for neighbors who heard this all happening is to get the people who were inside that van out. they ran up to it because the van was flipped onto its side by that point. neighbors ran to help. >> she has a baby and she's
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we were trying to get her out. the most important thing is the baby. >> reporter: all of the passengers were transported to jamaica hospital. thankfully, they all are expected to be okay. the nypd confirms that they are looking for that driver. we're live in jamaica, queens, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you. in other news now, a manhunt is under way in ohio for the shooter or possibly shooters who killed eight people, all victims, members of the same family. their bodies were found in four different homes in the appalachian mountain region 80 miles east of cincinnati. seven adults and a teenage boy all shot in the head. three children were left alive, >> it's heartbreaking. i mean, the one mom apparently was killed in her bed with the 4 day old right there. >> there is a strong
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individuals involved with this are armed and extremely >> authorities say, there is no killed themselves. charges have been dropped against the man accused of terrorizing drivers in phoenix last year. authorities say they need more time for forensic examinations to drop those charges against leslie merit, jr. for now. merit has been implicated in four shootings along a phoenix freeway during august and september of 2015. the defense attorneys say ballistic tests cast doubt on authorities' claims that merit is responsible. merit is released and allowed to go home under electronic monitoring. prosecutors may refile the same charges. a memorial is growing in delaware for a teen allegedly killed in a school assault. amy francis died after an attack in the bathroom thursday morning. there are few details on her death, but officials say at least two people were involved and that no weapons were used.
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school of technology are calling for some changes. >> it's crazy because it's, like, something like this has to happen for people to actually realize what they are doing to themselves. for them not to help that girl like that is just crazy because y'all letting this happen. y'all are letting death happen. >> reporter: there's still a lot of questions around this death. it is still not clear what happened inside that bathroom. so far, there have abouten no arrests. thieves escaped with more than 500 pounds of explosives. investigators say fireworks were stolen from a train heading from chicago to detroit. the fireworks were typically used in aerial shows. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms say if in the wrong hands, they can be very dangerous. federal authorities are looking into exactly where the explosives were taken from. president obama and the
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socialized with england's royal family. several generations of them. the obamas had dinner at kensington palace last night. earlier, they had a birthday lunch with queen elizabeth where mr. obama met with prime minister david cameron urging britain to remain in the european union, a highly controversial issue right now in the u. k. this may be the day. 2-year-old prince george stayed up a bit past his bedtime to visit with the obamas. oh, my goodness, you can almost smell how clean scrubbed that little boy is. the prince was dressed in a monogrammed bathrobe, pajamas and slippers. he thanked the first family for a rocking horse that they sent him when he was born. cute as heck. >> who didn't have a monogrammed bathrobe as a child? please, please. [ laughter ] costco members could see membership fees going up.
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>> the retail giant is upping its basic membership by five bucks to now $60 a year. executive memberships are expected to reach $120. costco has not commented on this reported increase, but the company usually hikes prices every five to six years or so. the last increase, yeah, was back in 2011. we have a warning about toys with high levels of lead found on store shelfs in new york. the state attorney general says jewelry making kitts by crazy art contain ten times the amount of lead federal limits. the kits with are sold at kmart, target and toys r us as well as amazon's web site. these were not just french. new jersey's crazy art says it's investigating themselves and the problem could be limited to a batch of products. >> interesting. back to president obama over in the u. k. an interesting moment in the press
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about the death of prince. he said the ambassador's house that michelle and i are staying in has a turntable, and he is ed that morning they got up and listened to "purple rain" and "delirious" to warm up for the bilateral meetings of the day. >> there is a turntable as in records? yes. he listened to two songs. >> that was right there so they put it on. >> he's the president so he put it on. that was telling. even the president is down with "purple rain." >> of course. coming up, the battle against zika. the multi-million dollar plan to keep people safe this summer.
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amy is the queen of random and on her way back up to the desk, she says, do you realize how close memorial day is? >> so close.
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>> my favorite holiday. >> it's practically may right now, right? >> no. >> parkinson's unity walk. people will be out at the band shell. >> is it already april? >> the best, yes. >> geez. >> are we going to have this out of here? >> it's happening. what's gonna happen is, even though it's damp right now with a few showers, it's going to dry out quickly. so the clouds are going to break as everyone's coming into the park. >> perfect. >> a nice little breeze develops. >> wait a minute. >> with the sun, it's going to be nice. it will be around 70 in the park. >> what was that sound again? [makes noise ] >> sounds like ferris buehler. >> yeah. [ laughter ] good morning, everybody. good to see you as we get started this morning. sidewalks of course are wet. a few light rain showers are still happening. mainly this is all south and east. the energy is pushing out and turns out to be a nice saturday afternoon.
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looking outside, we can see the empire state building is just fine. one world trade is starting to emerge. temperatures are easy to take. we've got 60s on the map right now for not just central park at 62 degrees. we've also got 60s across the board in parts of jersey getting into the low 60s early on this morning. we had 50s overnight. upper 50s for newburgh. monticello 55. islip's at 61. bridgeport at 62 degrees. on accutrack, you can see the showers that are left behind. these showers are shoving south and east over 287 right now and pushing southeastward. over the boroughs, we have the light, spotty rain showers that look like they are wrapping up for parts of queens and brooklyn. out onto the island, still rain showers especially eastward. we won't be completely done until mid-morning. if you've got early plans, plan
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if you can hold off to the afternoon, things look good. all of this energy might clip parts of south jersey for the mid-morning and then it's out of here. so we get the influence of the northerly wind. that wail dry us out nicely. by 2:00, 3:00, things are looking good. here's the central park planner for today. we take this down through the afternoon. watch the hours about 11:00, 12:00, the sun breaks out. then we've got nice conditions. i don't think we'll have any problem getting to about 70 degrees. weather wellness, our quality is good today. u.v. energy is high. pollen counts are also high with oak, birch, and maple being the concern. 71 turns cooler tonight. upper 30s possible in some of the outlying areas. tomorrow, it'll be a crisp start to the day. mostly sunny and pleasant at 66. we have this one cool day here
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look how it turns warmer on monday with 75 degrees. wednesday a mix of sun and clouds. we're back to the 70s on thursday. i feel like it's a seesaw with the temperatures as we hit into mid to late week. the pattern is not real clear and each day we're sort of on a line of getting the warmth versus temperatures slightly cooler. all in all, we're above average for this week, but as far as the clear cut pattern warm, i think we'll get a few days sprinkled in. monday looks to be the best and highest confidence in the forecast being a real nice day. >> i have nothing but confidence in you every, single day. >> thank you. as we all wear purple and talk about the community calendar. >> indeed. we have no choice this weekend but to honor the incredible artist we lost so suddenly a few days ago. all weekend long, this is all prince all weekend.
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i will share a factoid and then do the replay. >> which is not going to play. >> obviously grew up in minneapolis. during a meal with opera, she loyal? he said it's so cold here it keeps the bad people out. he also grew up very poor and shared an interview in the '80s that he used to stand outside of a mcdonald's not to eat but just to smell the food. he was so hungry and was poor. he grew up to be a successful, wealthy guy. >> ah. >> there's a song on "diamonds and pearls" that's called "money don't matter tonight." an underrated classic. >> so we're going to remix it? >> we're going to remix it. >> it's not gonna play. >> money don't matter tonight. here's what's happening. have confidential papers lying around and don't know what to do with them? come to the mobile shredder to
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new york city is getting armed and ready to fight the zika virus. it has grown more serious than anyone thought it might money
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plan would work. >> reporter: sharing the news how 40 people have now tested positive for the zika virus. mayor de blasio announced $21 million over three years to fight zika. >> we do not see a scenario in this city or country where there will be a widespread outbreak, but that does not for a moment stop us from wanting to address even more limited problems. >> reporter: we have a new flier that will help new yorkers determine if testing is needed, which is mainly a concern for pregnant women and their partners who traveled to zika-affected areas. >> reporter: examples of insect repellent were on display. one of the things the $21 million will pay for is a public information program to remind people how to stay safe. tips include remove standing water, apply insect repellent and use window screens. new yorkers say with the good weather here, they are thinking
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normally would even though the mosquitoes here, the doctors made sure to stress, are not the kind that carry zika. >> i'm glad it's being addressed now then. >> does that mean they have been spotted in new york? >> no. >> as soon as it starts to rain, all kinds of mosquitoes will be out here. >> reporter: one important piece of information, any pregnant women who think they might have zika can receive a free test from their doctor. so far, 2,000 such tests found 40 new yorkers including the six women contracted zika elsewhere, live here in the city. >> so it's something to pay attention, to absolutely. we're where we were with west nile virus. hopefully it will be under control, but 40 people in the city have zika confirmed. they contracted it elsewhere. six of those are pregnant women.
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going on with the unborn babies, microencephaly. they would not answer that question and said citing privacy issue yous, they wouldn't go there. i mean, it's something to pay attention to, absolutely. >> the chief concern, though,still pregnant women, right? >> it's all about the babies. so they are taking it very seriously. >> thank you for that. when we come back, sandy kenyon's weekend review. >> first, meow, it's super cat saturday. going over to amy with super cat. >> get your paws up. [ laughter ] >> i don't know it is a cat once removed from grumpy cat. i don't know if it's courtney or anastasia. she's got the double first name. they said they told me to send in my cat. we love your cat. pascha. we have godzilla hanging out keeping the view. thank you till for sending it
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two royal sisters hits theaters this weekend. >> and there's a lot of huge stars here. charlize theron, kate ohms worth, but here's the question as always. is it something to see? >> we have someone to ask. >> how about entertainment reporter sandy kenyon. >> reporter: emily mustn't makes it big, the younger sister of charlize theron's character from the first film. her older sister conspires to kill her daughter, which leaves her cold and her powers unleashed.
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forbidden, frozen north, she rules using children she captures and transforms into soldiers. the tworomance is forbidden by the ice queen who appears to have sarah killed. fast forward a few years and surprise, sarah is still alive. her demise, an illusion, which is good for us because these stars work well together. i just wish the story made more sense and there wasn't as much meandering about in search of that magic mirror. >> discover the story. mirror, mirror on the wall. >> reporter: by the time charlize reappeared to collect her paycheck late in the film, i was counting the minutes until this could be over.
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me to the screening begs to differ. she loves everything about the movie, especially the strong cast and looks forward to again. >> i'm stronger than all of you. >> shall we find out? >> reporter: "the huntsman" will likely fall somewhere between the hit and a flop as the split between my guest and myself plays out at the box office. it has the misfortune to go up book." i'm sandy kenyon, "eyewitness news" this weekend. >> nothing worse than an ice [ laughter ] coming up in the next hour of "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning, we'll continue to follow a developing story out of queens. a speeding driver who apparently ran a stop sign t- boned a church van that was full of children, and then
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: comments@captioncolorado.com and we begin with a developing news story right now at 7:00. a driver slams into a church van that was carrying children
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we're live in queens with the exclusive video police now want you to see. >> plus, new developments in a deadly shooting and how the gunman knew his victims. >> a construction worker killed on the job. now his family is speaking to us about their search for answers. good morning, everyone. as we see an even brighter outlook right now, taking a look at the george washington bridge from the fort lee side. thanks for being with us on this saturday, april 23rd. i feel like i have windshield wipers on the shots. it looks nice. everybody coming in with a little cover. i have one of those. did you see the queen mother with queen lis beth with a little plastic with the tie under the jobber. >> why would she do that as opposed to having somebody carry the umbrella? >> she likes it like that. i get my target bag and do this.
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>> that's exactly it. ooh -- a royal du rag. >> that's exactly it. welcome to a purple edition of "eyewitness news" saturday morning, absolutely. amy freeze is also in the purple spirit today. good morning. >> good morning to you. a little purple rain out there. we'll try to shake the showers and get into the afternoon with sunshine. right now, clouds are still hanging over manhattan. you can see from our live pictures that the clouds reduce visibility early on. we'll see the skies brighten and make progress with sunnier conditions for the afternoon. 62 degrees right now. temperatures are very mild overnight. 55 for monticello. looking at the numbers across the board, easy to take the temperatures in the upper 50s and 60s. montauk, the cool spot. on accutrack, still looking at the rain over 287 right now.
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parts of northern manhattan into yonkers. that pushes continue wally south and east so julie, another round of rain coming in. maybe 11:00, we'll see everything push off, the further west you are, the brighter the skies get more quakily. we also have a northerly wind coming in. on the futurecast, not only does that help shove the showers out of here, but improves the feel of the atmosphere so we go from a damp condition. picks up after 1:00 15 to 20 mile-per-hours with temperatures topping off in the low 60s and 70s. the rest of the weekend is coming up in a few minutes. michelle? chilling exclusive video to show you this morning of a driver who blew through a stop sign, slammed into a church van that was full of children. we have the exclusive video of
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police search for the drive who're ran from the scene -- driver who ran from the scene. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. the force of the crash caused that van to slam into several parked cars six people in that church van, including several children. this is the exclusive surveillance video that shows the van traveling on shore avenue when it's t-boned by a ford sedan which blew through a stop sign. witnesses say the driver got out, saw what happened and ran away. the driver of the church van was injured as well as two female passengers, a teenager and two 3-year-old boys. neighbors ran to help to pull everyone out of the van, which at that point was lying on its side. >> i seen the neighborhood
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the people, the kids out. they were kicking the windows out and really trying to get everything out. >> reporter: all passengers were take tonja make cha -- were taken to jamaica hospital and police continue to search for the driver of that sedan. kristin thorne, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you so much. new a man police say suspected in a pair of deadly shootings in georgia has been found but not alive. the suspected gunman killed three people in a domestic dispute last night. two others were found dead about a mile away. police say some of the victims are related to the suspect's wife. police discovered the suspect's body early this morning with what appeared to be a self- inflicted gunshot wound. also new this morning a new york-bound flight made an emergency landing because of a broken windshield. the american airlines flight left miami last night when the pilot said the windshield was cracked. out of an abundance of caution,
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landing at raleigh-durham international airport. 166 passengers and six crew members were on board at the time. everyone is fine. turning now to an "eyewitness news" exclusive. we are learning more about the man who was killed at a construction site here in manhattan. louis matta moved to the u.s. nearly a decade ago. his friend tells us he came here to get a job simply to support his family back home in mexico. on thursday, he was leaving work in greenwich village when a wooden plank fell from a him. >> i got a broken heart because it was really sad. he was my friend, you know? like, it's really sad. >> violations had been issued to the site in the past including a stop-work order. police have made an arrest in the shooting of a 7-year-old
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stray bullet in patterson, new jersey. jaden was playing with his siblings at his home in february when shots with are fired on his street. a stray bullet came right through the window and hit him in the shoulder. again, he's 7 years old. after a seven-week investigation, police arrested a 29-year-old named justin pope. he faces charges including attempted murder. now we turn to the race for president. the head of the republican national committee says the gop will now "hand the nomination to a candidate who does not win the majority of delegates." ryan sprevas says if no candidate wins the necessary delegates, the party will pick its nominee come july. the magic number is 1237. donald trump argues he should be the nominee even if he falls short of the 1237 requirement. meantime, candidates are
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voters in connecticut, pennsylvania, delaware, maryland, and rhode island will head to the polls next week. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both held events in pennsylvania and will both be campaigning in connecticut today and tomorrow. >> all right. we'll keep you posted on all of that. meantime, the tributes keep pouring in for prince. how fans of the music icon can check out one of the works on the big screen this weekend. >> i love that they are doing that. >> great. also ahead, lower air fares are on the lower, yes. hear when the discounted rates will start kicking in. amy? >> in the accuweather center, we're waiting for the showers to move out and rain to start off the weekend. it doesn't last. real mild air coming in. we can make it into the low 70s today and cooler air coming in for the second half of the week. we'll time it out and tell you
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we turn now to the latest on the sudden death of music legend prince. authorities in minnesota say it could be weeks before we truly know what caused his death. the autopsy has been completed and the body is now with his family.
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signs of trauma or suicide. it eaz way complete exam and so several of the pieces of information that are gathered in that process will be sent to labs for further testing. >> investigators say prince was last seen alive wednesday night and then found unresponsive thursday morning at his studio complex outside of minneapolis. he was pronounced dead a short time later. the memorial outside of his studio complex continues to grow. this is really awesome. if you are a prince fan, and who's not? in tribute to the artists, a mc theaters will be thoughing his 1984 film purple rain starting today. they are bringing it back into the theaters. last night, amc had one showing.
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theaters through the weekend. so go to the theaters to see it. go see morris day and the time. [music] >> go check it out. thank you to the theaters for doing that. and we are in purple for prince today, too. the uber driver, casen daulton is competent to understand the murder charges against him. police say he shot people outside of an apartment, restaurant, and car dealership in february in kalamazoo. daulton today police a devil figure on uber's app controlled him. sobering news here. a record number of guns was found inside carry-on bags across the country this week. 73 firearms were discovered. 68 were loaded, and 27 had a round chambered. the previous record was set at 68 in october. the transportation safety
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regularly find more than guns in carry-on guns. replicas, bb guns, brass knuckles, and even batons have also been found. mcdonald's is cashing in on all-day breakfast. profits surged 45%. when you get an idea, it blows up. it helped boost sales in the u.s. >> hot cakes and sausage. get it, get it. traveling by plane will be easier on your wallet. how often do we get to say that? all four major airlines, american, united, delta, and southwest have plans for lower fares this year. customers can expect lower prices but those rates will only last through 2017.
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american says competitors and a drop in business are responsible. we talked about that a few weeks ago. gas now is so low, pass on those savings to the customers. >> can i get a bigger bag of peanuts and pretzels and a full can of soda? >> i just flew united and i was drivenning snacks and dripping the whole can. >> good -- drinking the whole can. >> exciting. if your daily commute takes you across the tappan zee bridge, the way you pay at the toll is changing in a matter of hours. >> coming up in sports, the
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it's 7:18 right now. the thruway authorities use to impose cashless toll collecting for the tap be sze bridge starts tomorrow. it will be activated at 12:01. the new system will allow drivers to pay their tolls starting at 12:01 a.m. at highway speeds without weaving in and out of toll lanes without e-z pass and tolls by mail. the steel structure has high- tell cameras, and related equipment sort of like on the garden state parkway.
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anyway, you can just keep on going. big brother will just go, thank you. [ laughter ] >> i like to think of it as vacuuming it out of your pocket. >> the little pool about. >> remember back in the day tolls, you threw the change in the bucket and every now and then someone would miss and someone would lose their minds if they dropped the quarter. >> then you can't open it. >> right, you can't get the door open. >> you have to back up. [ laughter ] >> oh, the '20s were fun. oh, man. too bad. a little rain that will get out of here. >> it's not going to last. someplaces to the west, northwest new jersey, they are already done with the rain. damp conditions will look outside. sidewalks are wet. early ball games will be contending with the ball field. the afternoon games will be find with a combination of wind
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temperatures in the 70s. here is a live picture. i like this one from the battery. it improved as the day moved on. already starting to see the clouds try to thin out a bit. 62 degrees at central park. the north wind comes in and that will sort of clear out the atmosphere and dry everything out. we are just a little bit warmer now than we were 24 hours ago. that will be the case throughout the day where we have upper 50s and low 60s to start and topping off in the upper 60s and low 70s. upper 50s and low 60s to start. we add about two degrees and that's where we end up. low 70s for the afternoon. showers move out. the cool breeze develops and 60s turn out for sunday. so i think today is the warmer day of the weekend. we get good sunshine and
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temperatures the result of the north wind coming in. the showers moving through right along 287 is where we see the most action within the last hour. we continue to see the showers push in. all of that pushes out brooklyn and queens. maybe you are done with the showers by 10:00, 11:00. if you under northwest new jersey, you see things improve rapidly, 9:00, 10:00 a.m. with a little bit of sun peeking through. so the back edge of the system is peeking through. we'll call it nice by this afternoon. as high pressure swings all of that energy out, very mild for tomorrow. all in all, it turns out to be a decent weekend. air quality is good. pollen counts are high with trees being the main concern with the pollen there. tonight we go down to 46 in the
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the suburbs could get the upper 30s. it feels cool tomorrow. yes, we're taking a handful of degrees off of the highs for the second half of the weekend, but it flips on monday. turns warmer again. monday is an interesting day. we'll be along a boundary line where we can get very, very warm in the city, but cooler conditions for the on-shore flow. that boundary could produce showers and thunderstorms. that takes us into tuesday. 6567 on wednesday. temperatures are looking like they will be warm on thursday at 72. then friday 64 degrees. i feel like it is a bit of a seesaw with the temperatures going from the mid-60s to the mid-07s. as a confidence in the forecast, especially mid-week, who gets the warmest and who gets the coolest will be something we'll be talking a lot about. the boundary lines this time of year set up. what i mean by that is if you are just east of the line, you are getting the onshore flow. you stay cooler, and if you get
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more sunshine and bump up? this is the time of year where we start to get the boundaries and where the sea breeze develops and that happens this week. so you have to pay attention to the forecast depending on where you live. >> now i understand why you keep going when is memorial day. it's coming up. >> because of these lines and also because i can't wait to get to these. >> oh, yeah. it's time. we're getting there. yeah. >> water ice. >> yep, sand in our toes. >> mm-hmm. >> all right. >> yeah. >> i like it. >> you can never get it all the
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the islanders pull off an overtime win in florida, giving them a 3-2 lead in the series.
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in the power play in the second overtime. his first career play off -- playoff goal, i can't read it right now. they play in brooklyn tomorrow. if we win, it could be the first time the teams see the post-season series win in 23 years. >> 23 years since they've won a playoff game? >> i don't know, it was a long time ago. ways 1-year-old. >> well played. let's get to more sports headlines now with the one and only rob powers. >> reporter: let's get to baseball. matt trying to earn his first victory of the season. matt harvey 0-3 against the 4- 11 braves. he struck out five and threw 101 pitches in only five innings. it is a grand slam for granderson. the mets are on top 4-0. a couple of innings later this is
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it is a measly solo shot this time. how about that? let's go to the bronx. the yankees tray to get back on top -- try to get back on track with the rays. overall, the yanks can lost three in a row. the rays go ahead here. aaron hicks hurts his left shoulder trying to make the play. on third base, here it comes! ellsbury steals home and that ties the game at 3. ellsbury wasn't done, oh, no. it is a two-run double here and yankees. 6-3 the final score. they finally found a way to score. it looks like the battles will happen twice a year every
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million deal with the redskins. the biggest contract in the league follow a corner. norman made headlines after playing beckham and the giants. they are now division rivals. they play twice a year. the energy draft opens this week. they have questions that need answering before they are officially on the clock. still plenty of time before thanking camp. both sides like each other, but it's business. it's money. both sides are patient. >> we're doing everything we can do to help facilitate putting the best team forward. hopefully ryan's part of that but we'll see. finally a programming note. channel 7 nba playoffs tomorrow doubleheader spurs/grizzlies at 1:00. warriors/rockets after that. another sports weekend around
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whatever happens laura behnke's got you covered. i'm rob powers and will see you right back hear on monday. much more ahead including the day's top stories. >> police are looking for the driver who slammed into a packed church we have exclusive surveillance make today smile with 6 dunkin' donuts for $4.49, powdered with sugar, layered with frosting, filled with jelly, or topped with sprinkles. share some smiles with 6 donuts for $4.49 today.
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looking at a live shot there of lower manhattan. lady liberty off to the right. not bad at all. saturday morning, april 23rd. a little gray, a little overcast, and maybe a few rain droplets out there. a nice weekend ahead of us. not bad at all. >> still purple. >> channeling the purple, i'm telling you. >> i'm not over it. >> will we ever recover? no. >> i have ingested so much prince coverage online and on tv. >> all interesting. >> all good factoids. >> things you didn't know. >> no. not just a body of work, which we all knew was genius for a look time, but -- f. for a long time, but his influence beyond the music. i'll be sharing factoids on the calendar. welcome to "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning. we did not actually talk about wearing purple. we just did because how can you not?
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late hour when i was asleep. >> it was about 10:00. i'm sorry. >> meteorologist amy freeze was also on the same page. >> i thought it was a great suggestion. i'm happy to join the party. >> you texted me back, "you bring the purple, i'll bring the rain." i was like, amy freeze, magic even off the clock. [ laughter ] good morning. all right. let's get going. skies are brightening as we speak. we started off with being socked in with low-level clouds, reduced visibility and rain falling. we can peek down and see one world trade. temperatures are easy to take in the low 60s right now. we'll have to put up the showers mid to late morning.
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it was very, very pleasant. we'll take the numbers right into the afternoon. i think we could make low 70s before we get the cool air moving in from the north. so on the accutrack, see the energy moving gently to the south and east? that will be the pattern through the morning hours. there's still rain to come. by noon it's out of here. for the afternoon, we've got a northerly wind coming in and a bit of sunshine, too. all of that will equal a very so it's the patience. showers on the west. michelle, you are next with a new batch of rain coming in. sidewalks are damp and won't be until about when we clear all of this out. clouditons northerly winds and low 70s. we'll go 71 at the forecast high. i'll have the rest of the weekend coming up in a few minutes. rob? we're continuing to follow developing news out of queens
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a church van that was carrying children at the time. the car then just ran away. we have exclusive video of the crash this morning as police search for the person behind the wheel. kristin thorne has more on a close call. >> reporter: this is the intersection where this incident happened. six people injured inside that van including that teenager and two toddlers. this is the exclusive surveillance video we obtained here on "eyewitness news" which shows the church van traveling on shore avenue and getting t- boned by a ford sedan which had blown through a stop sign which happened at 11:00 last night. the van then crashed into several parked cars. the driver of the sedan, according to witnesses, got out of his car, saw what happened and ran away. the concern, of course, immediately was for the people inside the van. the force of the crash caused
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>> a 5 mold baby and she's pregnant right now. we were trying to get her out. the most important thing is the baby. >> reporter: all of the passengers were transported to jamaica hospital. the nypd confirms they are searching for the driver of that sedan. for now, we're live in jamaica queens. >> police in queens are hoping surveillance video will help catch three men in a pair of violent robberies. so violent, the nypd said the suspects attacked a 25-year-old man from behind last week, punching, kicking him before robbing him. the next day, they approached a 32-year-old and hit him in the face before beating him, running off with his wallet and cell phone. neighbors are concerned about the recent violence. >> the neighborhood is getting very, very bad now. we've got to do something with this community. >> all three suspects are believed to be in their late
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the city of newark's tentative deal with car service uber has a hit a little bit of a road block. the port authority has raised concerns about the provision where uber will pay the city $1 million a year for the right to operate at the airport. most of the airport is within newark city limits. the port authority leases the land from the city. the museum of modern art in midtown has received a $100 million donation. music executive david geffen donated the money to expand and renovate that museum. among the changes, three floors of new gallery that will be called the david geffen wing. he is the co-founder of dream works studio. when you can donate $100 million, you've had a pretty decent career. very generous. >> isn't that great? >> yes.
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one woman who set off a six-way kidney transplant chain that helped save several lives. >> be a donor. i love all of these people. also ahead a scary situation for the college
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[music] beat box. some usc linemen packed inside of an elevator got stuck. necessity were headed to dinner with the offensive coach when they all got in one elevator. bad idea. here's the problem. they were 700 pounds over the weight limit. 6' 9'' 360 pound zach banner decided to record and live tweet the entire ordeal. firefighters showed up with snacks and drinks. they rock. it took about an hour to free the teammates.
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>> let me recap that. so a bunch of college linemen stuck in an elevator for an hour, 700 pounds over the weight limit? >> yes. >> that elevator got funky with the quickness. that must have been after about 30 minutes. >> now the olfactory report. >> it sounded good. they were keeping the beat. >> yes, i will now tray to pretend i can unhear that commentary. >> let's move on. >> look, any elevator story i like to hear. when you live in new york, you love talking about in the elevator. now i can put this one in my back pocket for, hey, did you hear the elevator rap? >> are you a talker in the elevator? some people hate that.
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>> or if i have ear buds in. >> how's rosie doing, the dog? >> okay. >> anyway. good morning. just talk about the weather. that's a way to get out of it. you'll need the umbrellas for the early part of the day. we shake the showers midday and by the afternoon, we've got a nice breeze coming in and even some sun expected. so while you could get wet early on, i think bay the afternoon, you could be out and about and enjoying the weather with temperatures in the low 70s. in lower manhattan, the visibility has been coming and 62 degrees. the temperatures but no problems at all. these showers move out. we hit 70 today with a cool wind coming in from the north.
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even the temperatures north and west overnight were very mild. we've got mild conditions here and the temperatures that are easy to take right now will be with us throughout the afternoon. clouds and then the sun peeking through around the lunch hour. 60s into the 70s with the sunshine. that's how the day turns out. the north wind that's going to come in behind us not only pushes the showers off to the south and east, but it also brings in a much drier air mass for the afternoon. cool conditions for tonight. so windows open maybe this evening if you are looking for the cool breeze coming in. the rest of the showers through north central new jersey continue to push off to the south and east. that's happening right now nor some spots. we get close in on the accutrack and see there's another round of rain just north of 95. you could see another set of
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like yonkers, white plains, new rochelle. full are coming in to the city for the parkinsons walk a little later, even though you have to put up with the showers and rain drops early on, the rest of the day turns out to be nice for the walk. michelle will be out of the band shell for the entire event. on the futurecast, it's nice. high pressure building in from the north. that's what drives the winds down and allows for mild conditions the second half of the weekend. i think we're slightly cooler tomorrow afternoon than today. so if you are looking for the warmest weather today, the rays are playing the yanks, north wind up to 25 miles per hour. look for a breeze coming in for the afternoon. breezy breaks of sunshine is how we'll end the day. tonight clear and cool. 46 for the overnight low. 66 for the second half of the weekend. there it is, the accuweather seven-day forecast. monday turns warmer. monday's a tricky forecast. a lot of the spots in and around the city.
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if you are on the shore and the boundary, cooler. accuweather forecast a little bit of a roller coaster with 60s and 70s. >> thank you for mentioning the parkinson's unity walk. muhammad ali's daughter will be out there. she always writes a poem. >> it is a rolling walk. >> great. >> get together for a different reason. coming up on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, here how one woman set off a chain of events that allowed three people to get kidney transplants.
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be a donor, right? >> always. >> we're honoring prince all morning -- all weekend. we're doing it up. so i'm sharing factoids about his life and all of the remixes dedicated to him. get this, only artist, aside from the beatles, to have a number one movie, album, and single in the u.s. at the same time. "purple rain" and "when doves cry." he got his name prince from his father who was a jazz pianist with the name prince in it. both his parents were musicians. in his debut album, he himself played all 27 instruments used on that debut album. >> wait a minute, what? >> i'm like a chicken right now. >> this is another dead stated classic. this is another really great one. this is prophetic in a way.
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the music is not. no. >> this is the most beautiful girl in the world. >> i love this song. >> roll it. >> no. [music] >> reporter: here's what's happening. have confidential papers lying around and don't know what to do with them? come to the mobile shredder and watch the clutter disappear. go back in time as you focus on occupying experience, at the museum of the city of new york, be part of the 46th annual earth day celebration. a varven jury hunt. heading with family and friends with fun at the casino spring festival indulge in the arcade and hands-on arts and courage. watch how wool is spun and a day of sheep shearing.
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the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia.
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okay. so welcome back, everybody. i did a story this week that was inspiring to me. i thought of you immediately because it's about organ donation. you had mentioned to both rob and i about organ donation and how so many people are not signed up. >> and i always say, if you are going to get, you should be on the registry. if you don't ever want to receive an organ, don't be in the mix. if you want to be saved by someone else's organ, who knows when you'll need it? >> you'll never know. so many people take but they won't give. that makes me mad. >> this particular story, i hope, will inspire people out there because it's about a family who desperately wanted to do the right thing for their niece. the aunt actually said she
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it turns out that this life- saving choice ended up helping three different people who needed a kidney and six people combined are now connected forever because of this kidney donation chain. all of the patients, of course, hope the experience and stories will i fluent people who are watching. six people all met for the first time who are part of a three kidney donor exchange. it did take a chart to explain it. once you understand, it's nothing short of a selfless aunt dawn baits hoping to save her niece dawn johnson. >> this was the isn't to dogood. >> reporter: she gave up her kidney believing good car that would come back to them. >> tiffany was the recipient of my kidney. >> reporter: doctors matched tiffany's throng kerry's husband who agreed to give his kidney to a stranger. >> i donated my kidney to elaine.
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wife for elaine richards. that left elaine's original willing donor, her daughter-in- law catherine with an unmatched kidney. get this. >> elaine's daughter-in-law catherine was able to donate to nicole, which was dawn's original recipient. >> reporter: catherine was a match. that karma her aunt dawn had been waiting for came right back around. >> catherine, i thank you. you totally are a blessing to me. >> reporter: transplant doctors say the concept of giving and matching can bridge a critical gap between supply and demand and organ transplants. >> the donor wait can be upwards of five to seven years. >> reporter: another twist? all of the donors are etiquetters, perhaps offering up the lesson of a lifetime that in giving, there's also receiving. >> i just planted seeds. i just planted seeds. now this is the garden, and it is a beautiful garden.
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that and hear this for the first time is overwhelming. >> such a good i planted seeds and this is the garden. >> right? and i love the flow chart. it's like a family tree now. >> absolutely. >> you have you guys. >> oh, my goodness! i'm glad we can go to amy now so i can wipe my tears. >> such a sweet story. loved it, so thank you for sharing, everybody. we start off with super cat saturday. yeah, grumpy cat might be what this reminds you of, but pascha is a real sweetie buy. ozzie and godzilla sent in by jill. bud sent in by tim and via twitter, this crew, felix, stew
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tt 7:57 and our top stories. a speeding driver t-boned a church van full of children and ran away. we have exclusive video of that crash. good morning, kristin. >> six people inside of that van, involved in the incident at this intersection were injured. thankfully, everyone is going to be okay. this is the exclusive surveillance video, which we obtained on "eyewitness news" that shows the church van traveling on shore avenue when
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which blew through a stop sign. witnesses say the driver of the sedan got out, looked at the accident and then ran away. this all happened around 11:00 last night. the driver of the van was injured as well as two female passengers, a teenager, and two 3-year-old boys. neighbors ran to help to pull everyone out of the van. all of the passengers were taken to jamaica hospital just as a precaution to be checked out. again, they are all going to be fine. the search kins for the driver of that said -- continues for the driver of that sedan. i'm kristin thorn, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> could be a lot worse. critin', what is going on with the weather? >> oh, yeah, showers out there this morning. it's not going to last all day. the rain gives way to sunshine this afternoon. we return our temperatures into the low 70s. so mild overnight certainly. looking to the eastern area where we are socked in with the clouds. brighter skies are awaiting us.
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round of showers until about noon. the high is 71. the accuweather seven-day forecast, we're cooler tomorrow and the northerly wind takes over. the high is just 66. monday turns warmer 75 and the onshore flow makes it cooler. the showers and thunderstorms are possible. wednesday a high of 67. thursday 72 looks like a little bounce around the temperature in the 60s and 70s. above average this time of year going into the last week of april. >> all right. all good things. that's gonna do it the lights went out and nikki started to grind good morning, america. new overnight, the search for answers, what killed prince? the autopsy, will it hold the answer? >> we have no reason to believe at this point that this was a

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