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here and we were trying to buy the [ indiscernible ] and we had money to buy 10, 15 tickets and we didn't get them. we'll go and get them later and we held the door for the actual winner, my friend and i both recognized him. >> reporter: so had you not held the door for him and gone in and bought the tickets you would have won? >> exactly. in fact, my friend wound up getting my little ponies for his niece. >> best of luck this time around. it's a lucky store. they have had winners here's. we want to tell you more about the mothers who pulled together their money and bought 6,000 powerball tickets. no one person should be winning the money. >> reporter: allie and her friend are both part of the plainview moms facebook page and its thousands of members. when no one won the last powerball jackpot they thought, why not ask their fellow finish moms to pool their money together to increase their odds of winning? >> we thought maybe 100 or so. not 1200 people. >> reporter: yes. 1200 facebook moms kicked in 10 bucks each to buy more than
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tickets. so many people wanted in, the organizers were overwhelmed. even posting notices on their door not to drop money in their mail slots. >> i'm still sending strangers messages no, we are done that's it. >> reporter: crowds of people trying to sign on the page at the plainview bethpage library had to be turned away. three staff started their own pool to buy -- the staff there at the library started their own pool to buy hundreds of tickets. >> we decided to take a chance. you have to be in it to win it. >> reporter: with every store selling powerball tickets like mad the facebook moms know despite their 6,000 two dollar entries they face very long odds. >> i still probably have a better chance of, you know, becoming elected president and being eaten by wild dogs but, you know, this is good. this is good. >> reporter: the two women have spent days logging all the names of everyone who bought tickets. they say if their numbers coming up, they will get professional legal help handing out the winnings. >> very nervous. i have a pit in my stomach for
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already so i can only imagine as it gets closer to this evening's draw. >> the facebook moms say if they win anything, part of it jude's children's hospital. >> reporter: very nice. sunny cards and gifts. i'm joined with matt here. ticket? >> actually i work at the i just keep thinking of >> reporter: how many tickets have you bought? >> i have i think five or six right now. >> reporter: are you in any pools or in it alone? >> i am in a pool with my job at the cole salon. we are hoping that hopefully we win. >> reporter: what would you buy with it? >> that's so much money i don't even know where to begin. i would help out charities and families. >> reporter: what would you get yourself? >> oh, probably a bugatti. just that. >> reporter: you got to be be in it to win it. only a few more hours to buy tickets. best of luck to everyone.
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long island, alice gainer, cbs 2 news. it's no accident powerball jackpots are so large. several months ago the multi- state lottery association increased the number of white balls from 59 to 69. the red ball count was decreased from 35 to 26. the changes make it harder to win because of more possible number combinations. when the winning drawing happens at 11:00 tonight assuming it's the winning numbers, you can see it right here on cbs 2news at 11:00 the winning powerball numbers. an agenda unveiled by governor cuomo today to tackle corruption, homelessness and other things. cbs 2 political reporter marcia kramer has more tonight from the state capital. >> reporter: there are so many things that governor cuomo wants to do, they fill 504
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problem. >> we will not allow people to dwell in the gutter like garbage. >> reporter: he said he would do something to fix new york city's homeless problem and proposals. $10billion to build 100,000 units of affordable housing, $10 billion for the homeless including 20,000 units of supportive housing, 1,000 emergency shelter beds. and in a move some might see as a slap at mayor de blasio, the governor asked comptroller scott stringer to audit and inspect all city shelters to make sure they are safe and clean. >> shelters that they find to be unsafe or dangerous will either immediately add local police protection or they will be closed. >> shut them down. if you have children and families living in deplorable dangerous conditions, we have an obligation to either clean it up or get people moved out of these shelters. >> i think that that's an excellent approach.
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billion a year in the city of new york to run a shelter system. >> reporter: after the convictions of former assembly speaker sheldon silver, and former senate majority leader dean skelos, cuomo called for numerous ethics reforms including forcing corrupt politicians to forfeit pensions and lilting outside income. his speech was interrupted by fire brand assemblyman charles barron. [ yelling ] he was immediately ejected. there were also two highly personal initiatives tied to personal tragedies. his girlfriend's breast cancer diagnosis produced a -- diagnosis produced a new $90 million plan to expand breast cancer screenings and the death of his father led to the call of a statewide family leave program. >> i have kicked myself every day that i didn't spend more
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end period. >> reporter: cuomo aides say that employers won't get stuck paying for family leave. the money will come from a special fund the employees will contribute to. in albany, i'm marcia kramer, cbs 2 news. >> the governor is also calling for a new pre-k program to include three-year- olds. there's been a startling increase in reported sex assaults on the subways. police say there's a reason for the increase. cbs 2's dick brennan reports. >> reporter: well, police say that the reporting of sex crimes is up by 19% but they also say that doesn't mean that crime is on the rise. subways are more packed than ever and new numbers show a sharp increase in reported subway sex crimes. there was a 33% increase in sex abuse cases and a 25% rise in forcible touching reports. as for public lewdness that was up 9%. one category that showed a
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that was down 80%. subway riders try to take it in stride. >> it's scary. you have to get where you have to get. >> definitely uncomfortable but, you know, you have to just like act confident and know what you're doing. >> i bring pepper spray. i have it in the top of my bag at all times. >> reporter: police insist the subway is just as safe as it's always been. and say the increases is a result of more crime reporting. on its website the mta has a new portal where victims and witnesses can report sex crimes. the mta says to date 228 complaints were received leading to 59 investigations. it says if you would like to make a complaint, you can remain anonymous. police say they will act quickly on every complaint received on the mta website. in columbus circle, dick brennan, cbs 2 news. a professional firefighter in mount vernon is now a convicted felon snagged in a gun trafficking case. his job was to protect but he admitted he was doing the opposite.
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>> reporter: it's a job for heroes but one member of the mount vernon fire department has resigned after admitting he sold illegal guns on the streets here. >> surprising and disappointing. >> reporter: this former firefighter abruptly quit this week after his new boss discovered a pending federal conviction for weapons sales including a silencer equipped mac 11 which went for roughly $2,000. the feds got him on four different gun buys but think he was at it longer than that and the fact of the transactions is damning enough without considering the locations he chose for them. here on lincoln avenue near fire department headquarters. >> it is scary because firefighters are supposed to, like, help us out and everything. they are supposed to, like, protect us and everything just like the cops. >> i collected the information. i presented it to the mayor. >> reporter: ers that the new public safety commissioner who had -- that's the new public safety commissioner who had to break the news to the new mayor. tough because thomas is mayor richard thomas' half-brother.
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it was affirmative. do the right thing. >> reporter: the firefighter quit before he could be fired. residents say it's ironic that the incoming reform mayor had to start his new job with a member of his own family. >> sometimes family you don't know what they are doing. then you wake up and do the right thing. >> reporter: the former firefighter will be sentenced in federal court this march. in mount vernon, lou young, cbs 2 news. >> mayor thomas is out of town and unavailable for comment. general electric is moving its headquarters from connecticut to boston p g.e. has long called fairfield home but the conglomerate is looking to relocate to somewhere with lower taxes. several states admitting offers including new york. there was even speculation it could move to new york city. boston' mayor compares the announcement to winning the powerball. next at 6:00, danger at an intersection on long island. a man arrested for allegedly attacking a driver and the
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came to help her. >> plus a developing story in new jersey. cats on the roof. dogs in trouble. but first, here's lonnie quinn. >> it's a cold day out there today and tonight and tomorrow morning just like yesterday, we have another system coming in from the great lakes. could the this be measurable snow? let's talk about that in a bit. >> we're talking powerball. coming up on the "cbs evening news" powerball fever. scott pelley will have that and more. scott? >> dana, we are going to show you some of the incredible lines that we have seen all around the country today as people sign up for that more than $1 billion jackpot. and right here our david begnaud is going to take you behind the scenes inside the powerball lottery operation and show you how those numbers get drawn. those stories and the rest of the world news april coming up on the "cbs evening news." >> did you buy a ticket, scott? >> i haven't yet but there's still time. >> right. all right. thanks a lot. see you at 6:30.
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governor cuomo giving thanks to the subway rider who literally gave the shirt off his back to someone in neat. -- to someone in need. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, and the lowest taxes in decades, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in the hudson valley, with world class biotech. and on long island, where great universities are creating next generation technologies. let us help grow your company's tomorrow, today
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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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we continue to follow a developing story in north bergen, new jersey. dozens of dogs and cats were found inside a home. animal control and police
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had died but they rescued 49 dogs and puppies along with five cats. neighbors say they have complained about barking dogs and the smell coming from the home on hillcrest place. all of these animals have been taken to no kill shelters to eventually be adopted. the owner of the house faces misdemeanor charges. new at 6:00, a long island woman attacked and robbed while sitting in her car heading to work. meg baker with the story in suffolk county. >> reporter: a long island woman was on her way to work tuesday morning when she saw a man police say was on drugs. he was walking on route 111 off exit 56 of the long island expressway. a friend tells us she tried not to make eye contact. but that's when he struck. police say the man opened the passenger sidecar door, while the woman was stopped at a red light. he then got into the vehicle and searched for things to steal. but it didn't stop there. the man then got out, came over to the driver's side and pulled the woman out of the vehicle. >> she was blindsided on her
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shaken up after that. >> reporter: we spoke to a friend of the victim over the phone. >> he pulled her out of the car by her ankles and got on top of her. >> reporter: she says her friend's car should lock automatically. they suspect because of the cold weather, the doors didn't lock. people in the area are being extra cautious. >> i lock my doors always. look around before i get out. lock my doors. you have to. too many things out here happening today. >> it's crazy. you can't even be safe in your car. >> it's the first thing i do when i get in, just press it. >> reporter: the attack happened around 9 a.m. the suspect richard clinton was caught by police 10 minutes later. just a few blocks away on joshua's path and motor parkway. he was arrested and brought to southside hospital in bay shore for the effects of narcotic drug use. a lesson to all even if your car is automatic, double-check that your door is locked. you just never know what can happen. even on a routine drive to work. in hauppauge, long island, meg
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the man who gave the shirt off his back to a homeless man on the subway was honored by governor cuomo today. >> let's give joey resco a big round of applause. [ applause ] >> joey's selfless act was applauded by governor cuomo at the state of the state address in albany. last week a fellow straphanger captured video of the man giving his shirt to a man in need on an "a" train. resto helped the man put on the shirt as you see there. he then went back to his seat to get his hat and he gave that to the man, as well. lonnie quinn now here really, really cold out. which of course raises concerns for people who have to be outside, our homeless neighbors. >> it's tough overnight. tough tomorrow. >> another one. >> a little bit of milder air mass by friday. but let me show you what i see right now. i see skiers and the snowboarders out in the poconos. haven't had a chance to show you too many of these shots because we just haven't had
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but they are operating now. a lot of that snow that you're looking at is manmade but they got a little dusting last night. could pick up a dusting possibly overnight tonight. it's clear and cold throughout the area. 26 feels like 16 degrees outside. around the area, we have a 16- degree reading right now on the thermometer. in monticello i have 24 in white plains matching that in the hamptons. 27 in greenwich and that would be the warmest reading anywhere, 25 from edison to belmar. it's a pretty uniform air mass. there's no outlier for a warm and cold spot. everybody is in the lower mid- 20s. factor in the winds it feels like 18 in the city and 6 in monticello. even though the winds may not be as strong as earlier this morning, still gusty evening out there making the temperatures field colder. waking up there snowflakes. the winds tomorrow will back down a little but those winds
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anywhere from say 10 possibly approaching 20-mile-per-hour gusts so you will have a chill wake up. now, into the afternoon the high temperature gets up to 37 degrees. that wind chill will feel like 25 to 30 depending where you are. and again that early flurry chance out there where would that be coming from? let's take a look. take a look at the vortex satellite and radar. we are clear right now. that's one thing about this day. it's been cold, yes, granted it's been cold. that sky was just like beautiful, crazy cobalt blue overhead. we may see a few clouds and flurries possibly even float through all associated with this low pressure system out around the great lakes. could give us a quick snow burst early thursday morning. let me show you how the computer models are picking up on it. interesting, last year, last year this wouldn't even have made it on to my desk to be reported. this would have been a nothing. it would have been a -- just a small event. but it's possible some folks see a couple of tenths.
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.3" of snow it would be the biggest snow system of the year so far for you in coram so that's why i'm talking about. otherwise take a look at the forecast and rain will be the big story saturday. saturday anywhere from half to inch of rain so let's talk numbers. the numbers will be the story today. tomorrow 37. friday 34 hitting 47 for a high so i told you dana friday would be more mild. some folks approaching 50 on friday. saturday 45. sunday cooler but the better day of the week because saturday is a wet weather day. >> we'll look forward to the end of it. >> thank you. steve overmyer in for otis livingston with sports. >> reporter: we are going to have the latest on last night's injury to carmelo anthony and some first graders
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starting with an update on carmelo anthony. >> we were hoping for the best for him. but he will not be playing
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tonight. they do say he could be ready for the next game. last night he sprained his ankle. x-rays were negative. it was freaky. as he ran back on defense he steps on the ref's foot rolls his ankle. the knicks had to finish the second half without him. kristaps porzingis leading all scorers with 26. but after he fouled out, fellow rookie jerry rand taking control of the offense scoring 10 in the 4th quarter. jerry grant took control of the offense. this win movers the knicks to second place in the division thanks mostly to the rookies. >> we have a lot of great players and we have competent guys that step up and make plays when other guys are out. we'll need that. >> he was clutch at the end waiting for that moment. he was ready for it. i'm happy for him, he was fearless. steve tisch told reporters he expects to have a new head
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for the giants. for the giants. the list of candidates is shrinking. former bengals offensive coordinator hue jackson was hired at cleveland as head coach. he was supposed to meet with the giants pat some point this week. he -- at some point this week. he never got the chance. the giants are still staying mum in regards to who their top candidate is. if the path to wisdom is paved by empathy, some first graders are learning that lesson through football. blair walsh missed a short what would have been a game- winning field goal and it was used as a teachable moment for these first graders in minneapolis who wrote letters of inspiration to him. >> dear blair. i feel bad for you. you are so good at football. keep on trying. we love you so much. >> you are the best. and maybe you need to practice.
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>> see, doesn't that -- isn't that a little bit more palatable when you have a first grader tell you, maybe you need a little more practice? as graciouses he has been through the process this is the best thing that could -- >> every point they scored came off him. >> that's right so can you blame that guy. >> no, that was nice.
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we'll be right back. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, the lowest taxes in decades, and university partnerships, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in utica, where a new kind of workforce is being trained. and in albany, the nanotechnology capital of the world. let us help grow your company's tomorrow, today
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i'm kristine johnson. coming up tonight at 11 an suv plunges into a local pond. the driver trapped inside. we'll hear from the good samaritan and the man he saved. also, from a coworker's cake to the office candy jar, is all that food at work making you fat? the worst jobs for your back on track. it's the big night. we'll have the powerball numbers as soon as we get them see you at 11. >> let's get back to alice gainer live at a store selling powerball tickets on long island. how's it going? >> reporter: dana, the longer you guys keep me here for this buy. i promise to share with everybody here. we are at sunny cards and
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look at the line behind me. is everybody feeling lucky? >> yeah! yeah! >> reporter: this drawing has been bringing all sorts of people together. we have two strangers in the parking lot pooled their money together and bought tickets so that's the one silver lining in all this. if you didn't win maybe you made new friends. we'll find out in a few hours. last-minute ticket buyers are out here in full force. good luck to everyone. >> good luck to you, too, alice and i'm sure for the retailers, they are selling extra stuff so there are extra benefits, as well. thank you, alice. coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" we'll have a behind- the-scenes look at the powerball operation and the odds of really winning this $1.5 billion. the winning powerball numbers tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00. thank you for joining us.
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