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dad was already at his construction job and in a split second, all that changed. >> the late model chevy tahoe will destroy their world. it mows them down. her 7-year-old daughter was killed at the scene. what happens next underlines the callous nature of the crime. the mother is up trying to help her daughter and the driver gets out and approaches. he sees what he's done. there's a jump in the video and you see the car driving off, clutching her child. >> he can run but not hide. we have the resources, the personnel, the technology. we will find him. >> the mother brought the child to the hospital. and they are mexican immigrants. the child was born here and
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>> if you have a heart. if you're part human, please, come and show yourself. don't be a coward. >> the mayor of west new york is unsure how the couple will recover from the nightmarish loss. >> they are a poor, humble family and we'll do everything to help them. and making sure emotionally, they're okay. >> these pictures were released by the sheriff's office. a chevy tahoe, 2015, or 2016 with tinted windows. >> grief counseling has before offered for her fellow students in west new york. a fund has been created to pay for the funeral. she was her parents' only child. lou young, cbs 2 news.
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accidents. three victims died. emily smith reports there are tougher penalties for drivers who take off. >> reporter: this video shows a nissan altima coasting through the intersection after hitting and killing a 41-year-old man in park slope. >> i seen the police over here. >> reporter: in the bronx around 1:30 sunday morning. jose contreras -- where he family. the hall. and it happened while he was crossing the street. >> hit and killed the 63-year- old. >> and that's just one of five hit-and-runs in a four hour dead.
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credited his initiative with reducing traffic fatalities. with five hit-and-runs this weekend, new york city's plan needs to be afternooned up. >> flee the scene of an accident and death involved. thousand. and that's not enough. the number should be 100,000 in my opinion. >> in addition to fines, peter -- says the criminal case gets pled down allowing the driver quickly. and a drunk driver leaves the scene because they won't be able to be charged with dwi days later. >> i don't know if they need to change the actual law. if you leave the scene of a felony. >> he feels confident that the hit-and-run drivers will be found and that alone won't be enough to make drivers slow down or encourage someone to step up.
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run should be treated as if someone got hurt. imagine a stranger entering your home while you sleep. a mother of two can't sleep now after a burglar struck in the middle of the night. smile for the camera. at least that's what it looks like. he tried to break into this single mother's home. >> i noticed the back door was unlocked and i was missing cigarettes. >> social security cards, medical cards, checkbooks, debit cards, credit cards, i mean my whole life was in the bags. >> the burglar got in the house around 4:30 a.m. on saturday. >> somebody was in my house while my kids and i were sleeping. >> she and her daughters slept with the doors open while the intruder walked around the
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the security camera confirmed the worst fear. >> there was a face and i had a panic attack and left the room. >> every sound makes me get up and walk around the house. >> we were shock that had somebody went into her house. she was in there with her kids. we have small children, it's disturbing to say the least and we want to find the guy as soon as possible. >> the thief came down the stairs and forced his way in through the garage door. if he was looking for cash he didn't find much. cash. >> reporter: the burglar is in his mid-20s and was wearing a zip up champion brand hooded sweatshirt. adidas flip-flops. she's holding onto the girls a little closer.
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in on three possible suspects. campaign 2016 now. new national poll shows donald trump gaining support. in the latest cnn survey, the republican front runner has 49%. up from 41% last month. 16% will likely vote for marco rubio. and ted cruz at 15 followed by ben arson and john kasich. governor christie ended his bid endorsed trump. how be he address issues -- >> good afternoon. >> governor chris christie met the tv news cameras today. and he announced the nomination of judge david bowman to the state supreme court, a position open for six years.
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state senate has not considered other nominees because of partisan politics. the governor may once again with ready to engage in state politics. look what happened when we tried to ask about the threat of a new jersey transit strike? >> the issue of nj transit. >> i'm answering on topic questions today. >> the governor wouldn't answer the question. others tried to get the governor to talk about other business of the state. >> no, no. i won't permit you to. there's only on topic questions today so permission denied. >> he had no such guidelines while stumping for donald trump. >> donald trump is going to bring the race to hillary clinton. he's the best candidate to beat hillary clinton in november.
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>> if help back on the job, it would be one thing. but he seems to be campaigning. >> i don't think it matters. we ran well without him while he was campaigning. >> he should get back to doing what he was doing and make new jersey a good state. >> we asked when he'll be available for off topic questions. he'll be hosting his call-in radio show tonight. but no word when he'll face the press head on. 2015 was not a good year for the thousands of commuters who rely on the long island railroad. about 9% of trains were late in 2015, marking the worst on time record since 2000. the mta says many factors affect train service from weather to derailments to trespassing. commuters say that's no excuse.
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need to be at work just to be on time. >> does it frustrate you that you have to do that? >> i think we pay a lot to get more. >> reporter: once the projects are finished, it will improve on time performance. governor cuomo is calling for the stop of the natural gas pipeline. its proximity to the nuclear plant and this comes after a series of safety failures, including a chemical leak that caused ground water radioactivity levels to rise 65,000%. governor cuomo is now directing state agencies to complete a review. a charter school wants to know what's taking so long.
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after an electrical fire. the department of education offered two different places to relocate the charter school and the school declined both. >> i refuse to warehouse children for the's of the department of education. their vision seems to be that we show a bunch of movies. that's not what we do at success academy. >> they suggested the department of education provide generators so the school can reopen while electrical repairs are made. success academy was offered space to accommodate all students and was declined because it did not have smart boards. the other schools affected by the fire have been successfully relocated and have not missed my days of school. fake landlords, the warning about a scam on long island ripping off renters.
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forced to port mid-cruise. the new trouble for passengers on board. last day of february so bring on march. the first day of march will offer a little bit of everything, even the chance for snow. things get physical at a donald trump rally. >> scott pelley is live with that. >> reporter: great to be with you. yes on that rally today, a photographer was decked by a secret service agent. we're going to tell you what touched off the confrontation. and we'll have a look at tomorrow's super tuesday. it will give the democrats and republicans a lot more certainty on who the nominees will be. all of that ahead on the cbs evening news.
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suffolk county police are investigating a rental scam. they say people are falsely renting out zombie homes. steve langford has the story new at 6:00. >> over the past two years,
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>> reporter: those 15 rental scams were just in her own district. long island is awash in foreclosed zombie homes. sometimes scammers fix them up enough to cheat renters out of thousands of dollars. >> a lot of times we're talking about people's life savings. to come up with that deposit or down payment. >> reporter: this abandoned, foreclosed home is one example. squatters moved in and portrayed themselves as landlords. neighbors quickly became suspicious. >> a lot of people were coming and going at all hours of the day. >> police ultimatery arrested the alleged scammer as part of a crackdown ordered by the police commissioner. >> when it's clear that someone
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certain property, we'll be making arrests. >> reporter: innocent renters will not be arrested but will have to move. >> with respect to anybody that requests cash up front, that's the biggest red flag. >> reporter: a realize attorney says online ads need to be carefully scrutinized. >> check the person on craigslist, penny savers. >> a registry of all zombie homes will be compiled to keep a better eye on them. that cruise ship battered by a strong storm has had to cut another trip short. royal caribbean says anthem of the seas is returning wednesday because of a storm off north carolina. some passengers have also contracted norovirus but the cruise line says that wasn't a
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anthem of the seas was damaged after strong winds and high waves. once every four years we mark leap year. it helps our calendar stay in sync with the solar year. it actually takes the hours six hours more. what would be the date if we didn't bother with leap year? the smart people say july 15, 2017. >> that's 16 months of leap years that have added up. >> i feel a little older. >> we just ate more than a year as you did that story. >> it felt so weird. i feel so much older today. >> my knee hurts. what's going on weather- wise? >> it's been so pretty the last couple of days. and this is the time of year --
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and we're making the transition. you can go every which way on the thermometer. a lot a of 50s and 40s, nothing really jumping out at me. there's no -- a 50-degree reading, and from chrisy, chrisy and her cook due or cook a teal. >> and snow on friday. march is a changeable month. like minds here. you betcha. we're going to be dry for tomorrow. and cooler for your day tomorrow. and sure enough, chrisy, good for you. you were talking about a snow chance by the time we get to friday. it's the last day of february. look back on the month. and we're below average.
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have picked up. 9.2 for a typical february. average. i know we had that cold snap that set records. the month of february we the typical 41.6. so over what we expect this time of year. you're not going to find 61 tomorrow. you'll be lucky to find 51. and 47 the low. and we'll start with an overnight low of 49 degrees in new york city. as far as precipitation i don't think it's going to be much of anything for the day tomorrow. it's a decent start to the first day of march. and not like the day today nor will it be like the day on sunday. 48 to 50 will be the high temperature. take a look at the vortex satellite and radar. and you'll see flurries around the great lakes. the cold front will move through. and basically a dry passage. for day on tuesday, cooler for tuesday.
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clouds. and the next precipitation chance will be probably the most significant precipitation and the next would be on wednesday and it would be rain. and the cold air behind it with leftover moisture. a new system from the south. that could give us a snow chance on friday. and late tuesday to wednesday in comes the rain. and 7:30 as the front is coming through. it clears by wednesday afternoon. all the numbers, take a look at this overnight low. some of your north and west freezing. but almost in the teens. the coldest number on the map. and across the board is how we see the extended forecast. 53 wednesday, and 39 on thursday. around 37 degrees. >> thank you, lonnie.
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governor andrew cuomo: there is an unhealthy income inequality gap that is only growing. if you work full-time you shouldn't have to choose between paying the rent and buying food. i say lift up the working families of this state and pay a real decent wage. we fight until this nation fulfills its promise of opportunity for all and that's what this fight for $15 is all about. >> tomorrow morning getting rid of agonizing headaches without medication. see a new and natural technique to ease the pain.
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alex is watching the commute. wake up to cbs 2 news tomorrow morning. otis is back. >> spring training -- >> i felt like i brought some sunshine back. bit. >> my gift to you. let's start with the ice. 20 games left in the regular season. and the rangers looking way up at the capitals in the east. it's a new fays and a familiar name. eric stall, brother of mark stall, introduced after the rangers traded for him. he's played with carolina, winning a stanley cup in 2006. but they haven't been to the playoffs. he teams up to become the final
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>> a group of players that are battle tested. and they've played in moments you need to prove yourself. >> i believe they have the will to try and achieve the goal. group. >> he knows 33 and heard me talking and knowing how we want to win a stanley cup. the jets want the snacks and eat them too. they want to keep damon harrison and -- wilkerson. the pro bowler is scheduled to -- the two sides have until july to hammer out a long-term deal. he could get a lot of attention on the open market. never too early to talk about the 2016 u.s. open in flushing meadows. we're six months away from the
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on the south end you can heartily recognize the place. work is being done on the grand stand. the retractable roof is expected to be fully functional when the first tennis ball is tossed up. >> no more rain delays.
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coming up. the republican race gets nastier on the eve of the biggest primary day. the latest polling ahead of super tuesday. and fake cheese -- was the plant contaminated with
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news with scott pelley. coming up tonight at 11:00, a story that affects anyone on social media. tony aiello was able to pinpoint the location of a perfect stranger. >> going back to london any time soon? >> going back to london? how do you know that? >> we investigate social stalking and how to protect yourself even if you think you're being safe. that's tonight at 11:00. >> up next with scott pelley. here the heroic story of the medal of honor recipient.
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>> pelley: on the eve of super tuesday, trump clashes with black lives matter protesters. >> get 'em out. get 'em out. out. out, out, out, out. >> pelley: also tonight, a cop is gunned down on her first day on the job. the big chain food company pleads guilty to selling parmesan that had no parmesan. and david martin with an american hero. >> it's five bronze stars, two purple hearts? >> that's correct. >> pelley: and now the highest military honor of all. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: in candidate will clinch the nomination tomorrow, but super tuesday may generate irreversible momentum for hillary clinton and donald trump.

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