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after 5 years he and being charged with strangling his wife. >> i think anybody who sits around for 5 years and thinks they get away with murder. >> reporter: police and prosecutors are revealing a murder for his wife and mother nicole tessa. >> in the one year period in 2010 nicole tessa had been prescribed 5,000 oxycodone pills. the argument was over the fact he stole the pills from her and selling them. >> reporter: prosecutors claim witnesses heard an argument on the driveway. and watched as nicole tessa walked towards the woods followed by her husband. she was never again seen alive. >> nicole tessa had been trangled and beaten to death and -- strangled and beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave. >> reporter: the family could
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>> as he spoke and time went on things didn't add up. >> reporter: we spoke to jones in 2010, while posting flyers. >> reporter: what do you think happened to your wife? >> i don't know. i don't have a clue. please, i love you. i miss you. just come home. >> reporter: detectives found her body in a shallow grave. since then jones got a job manager properties and moved in with this woman and her children. >> he is an amazing man. that is all i am going to say. you have it all wrong. >> reporter: jones is held without bail. >> i hope she brought to justice because i have known all along that there was a problem and he was the one. >> the family is raising their now 8-year-old son. jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> prosecutors have not yet
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prescribed the pain pills. joseph jones says she innocent -- he is innocent. former new york mayor michael bloomberg decided against a third party run for president but not for a lack of desire. he slammed the door shut. cbs 2's tony aiello is live with more on this. >> reporter: he posted his decision on his website. the calendar forced his hand. it was do or die with deadlines coming up. michael bloomberg criticizeload candidate for offer -- criticized all candidates. he writes while he felt he could win a number of state but he saw no path. he believes his candidacy would have made it easier for donald trump to win. michael bloomberg has been on
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trump for years. lincoln appealed to our better angels, trump appeals to our worse impulses. he criticized ted cruz saying his view on immigration -- after floating a trial balloon with talk of spending a billion dollars of his own fortune michael bloomberg will not enter the race for the white house. tony aiello, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. plea deal for a connecticut teenager who killed the classmate who rejected him. christopher plaskon plead no contestane courtroom. christopher plaskon will spend 25 years in prison for the murder of maria sharapova. sharapova-- of maren sanchez. she was killed before the prom. maren sanchez was targeted
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christopher plaskon's prom invitation. his attorney disagrees. >> had nothing to do with maren sanchez being attacked. it was a function of him being psychotic. he is a troubled young man and that is part of the reason why we sought a sentence in the lower range of punishment. >> christopher plaskon could be patrolled in 13 -- paroled in 13 years. new at 6:00 p.m. a driver under arrest. police say he was driving drunk. cbs 2's carolyn reports. . >> reporter: police say he was driving this suv when he took to the internet live streaming a drunken joyride. a cigarette and a cell phone driving drunk. dangerous. watching it unfold on the live
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viewers called 911. chugging whiskey at his home and then driving on ocean parkway. an alert dispatcher downloaded the app. monitored the feed and narrowed down his location recognizing land marks like the jones beach tower. troopers stopped him before anyone got hurt. the 33-year-old a grad student from saudi arabia stud study -- studying business. >> responsible tenant. >> reporter: it is not the first time the public tipped off cops to a crime. last year a florida woman posted her drunken drive. >> driving right now and i have to go home. >> reporter: state police also
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credit the public with foiling a new distraction behind the wheel. a spokesperson for aaa says it demonstrates a new trend in internet postings. driving requires 100% of your faculties. he says shut up and drive. cbs 2 news. >> police say this is his second dwi arrest. terrifying moments for customers as an armed thief took over on camera. the gunman inside giselle grocery on east new york avenue unsaid night. he grabs a customer and holds the customer at gun point. futured at the owner -- fired at the owner. he is still at large tonight. friends and family are remembering two teenagers
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the mother of one of the victims inconsolable. dozens of people released white balloons in memory of the victims. noel herrera of cliffside park middle school and brian rodriguez of union city high school were both killed of a car slammed into them. the driver, eric patterson was arraigned this afternoon on several charges including death by auto, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. police say he was driving 70 miles per hour. >> the tev station that we witnessed first hand without doubt -- devastation that we witnessed without doubt the worse i have seen. a frank admission from mayor bill de blasio after attacks involving the mentally ill. cbs 2's marcia kramer has the story.
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dillon a 23 with psychological problems who rampaged through his neighborhood with a knife he used to kill and slash and set people on fire. last week it was a homeless man who slashed a dunkin' donuts employee. the question to the mayor, i wonder if you could share your concerns about mental health and public danger. >> we ever to do things -- we have to do things differently. we have to do a better job, all of us, at identifying when someone has a problem getting them the help they need. >> reporter: it is unclear who should have gotten help for james patrick dillon. his father said he suffers from schizophrenia and hasn't taken medication in six mucks and had -- months and had 7 arrests. the most recent, january 2013. >> this tragedy over the weekend is not only very painful but also very complex
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history of violence. there were minor criminal offenses but not involving violence. >> reporter: with more homeless people with psychological problems, the problem has serious consequences. the problem started with the state defusional mental patients in the 1970s and 1980s. he will take it on and try fix it. . >> that family deserved more help to figure out how to handle the problems that man was having. we have to make treatment available widely and easily. >> reporter: a program developed earmarks $850 million over 4 years for various treatment programs. in the meantime the incidents add to the public perception of danger.
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together found 55% say the city is getting less safe. i guess it is a real problem for a lot of people as she incidents continue and continue -- these incidents continue and continue. >> thank you. more to come at 6:00 p.m. a commuter nightmare. >> it will be crazy. >> planning for nicole tessa -- planning for new jersey transit. >> turning to fly, how one airline is changing how it hires pilots. >> a great day today. no records set but wednesday the record is 69, we will talk about that in a bit. >> coming up on the evening news, new details on the funeral for former first lady nancy reagan. live with more. >> great to be with you. we will have the details about the funeral for former first lady nancy reagan and one of the great things about being at cbs news is that when history
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lived it. we will have 60 minutes on the broadcast tonight and our senior white house correspondent, both of whom knew nancy reagan and covered the white house. their thoughts.
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cbs evening news. 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. consumers are bracing for a possible shut down at new jersey transit. if officials can't work out a
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down this weekend. cbs 2's brian conniebear is live. ! >> the talks are happening that hilton hotel. and while leaders are optimistic, commuters and communities are doing everything they can to gret ready for a strike -- get ready for a strike this weekend. >> reporter: new jersey transit trains could stop when the clock strikes midnight saturday night if negotiations between 11 unions and the railroad fall apart. >> it will be crazy. >> reporter: on saturday hundreds of workers who haven't had a raise since 2011 rallied. commuters fear the worse. >> there would be a lot of chaos.
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of delays, long lines and over crowded buses at the super bowl at met life stadium and what happened in the wake of super storm sandy he doesn't think he could rely on the plans. >> not reliable. >> no. no. >> we expect this to be worse than sandy. >> reporter: that is why some communities are making plans of their own. they say the buses will be their alternative. instead of picking commutes up and bringing them here to the new jersey transit station, the plan is they will pick people up at the station and take them to the path trains. that service would only handle half of the 2,000 residents who taking the train every year. >> we don't have enough capacity to handle our own residents. we will limit it to that.
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>> reporter: this is being repeated all over jersey. communities hoping for the best and bracing for the worse if negotiations get derailed. >> the talks continue tonight. new jersey transit would not comment on the negotiations. for his part governor chris christie is going on vacation tomorrow with his wife to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. cbs 2 news. >> all right. thank you. weather now, lonnie quinn is here. a spring time forecast? >> great day today. to think today not the best day this week. >> anybody, if you could duplicate today you take it and run with it. we will do better down the road, mid-week or so. right now temperatures are hovering 60 degrees. cooler along the coast.
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nice looking day out there for everybody. granted, along the shore, south shore, temperatures 48, 49 degrees. but still good looking sky over head. looks good. high thin clouds at 60 degrees right now on the nose. 60 degrees is the high temperature for the day. 3:59 p.m. we hit it. 13 degrees above the average. headlines look like this, looks like we see two weeks or so of mild temperatures. they are not all going to be 60 degrees days. they will be above average. average this time of the year upper 40s. no snow in sight. wednesday could establish a record. wednesday, the record on the books right now, 69 degrees, set in 2000. i am forecasting 71. the normal high for may 18. the low 70s get here over two
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satellite and radar, today's warm weather, nice skies. bigger picture, i think we will have more clouds making their way into the area again tomorrow. start off nice, more clouds. not a real problem. and then sprinkles in ohio are not going to hold together. air is too dry. next chance for wet weather texas. dallas. this could flow up and over a big strong high-pressure system around north carolina. yes, it will come in with, you know, maybe a little cooler air. not in the 60s and 70s. upper 50s. mild for this time of year. we start talking about rain chances thursday and friday as well. tonight warmer than it was last night, 46 degrees. for your day tomorrow. clear skies. a few more clouds later on. warmer inland than at the coast. southwest winds 10 miles per hour tomorrow. across the board here, 71 for wednesday. good looking sky as well. thursday 69 degrees.
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pushing 70 on thursday. i wouldn't rule out a thunderstorm. that would be an early seasonal change. a possibility. wet weather for thursday. friday 58. saturday 58. sunday 60. monday 57. temperatures are cooler but still above average. saturday night, turn the clocks forward. >> thank you. well, bonuses on wall street were down last year. down by 9% in 2015 to $146,000. the reason the rocky stock market left the banks with smaller profits. airline pilots wanted. no experience necessary. jet blue now taking applications for 24 positions. those chosen will go through four years of training that company's expense.
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to 100 -- jets with up to 100 passenger seats. a look ahead at sports. >> maria sharapova had explaining to do. slammed for wrong doing at the australian open and a new sheriff in town, peyton manning retired from the nfl.
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now your jeep sports desk. >> it is time for sports. oatsis back here with us. emotional day today. . >> so much football. peyton manning is leaving the game with too many records to count. one, five mvp awards. goes out a champion. this is the last image we will have of the future hall of famer. won super bowl 50 last month. he thanked a lot of people, including his former broncos teammates. eli manning couldn't make the flight. 18 year nfl career is over. as you expect he was emotional when looking back. >> every moment, every drop of flit, every night of preparation, every note i took,
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was about one thing, reverence for the game. when i look back on my nfl career i will know i gave everything i had to help my teams walk away with a win. there are other players more talented but no one could outprepare me and because -- out prepare me and because of that i have no regrets. >> we thought we had another one when rumors about maria sharapova begin swirling. she failed a drug test that australian open. tested positive for meldonium. she says she has taken it for 10 years for health issue. he received an e-mail about the banned substances list but didn't open it. she offered an apology today. >> i made a huge mistake and i let my fans down. i let this sport down that i have been playing since the age of 4 that i love so deeply. i don't want to end my career
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and i really hope that i will be given another chance. >> all right. we will see. spring training baseball, the mets split up today. steven pitched three scoreless innings of one run ball against the cardinals. most of the regulars taking on the tigers. his first home run in a mets uniform. that is his first blast of the year. the mets win 7-3. the yankees got shut out by the astros 1-0. and final word to peyton manning who signed off as only he could. >> i had great coaches and players. omaha. [ laughter ] >> i love it. >> means everything. >> he said it means lot of things. >> different things to different people.
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coming up tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00 p.m. the search is on for a nurse who has been missing for months. >> and they are a staple in everyone's pantry but families are finding an unpleasant surprise in gram crackers. >> the taste was horrible. tastes like chemicals. >> cbs 2 news investigates this concern tonight at 11:00 p.m. join us for the news at 9:00 p.m. coming up next on the cbs evening news, the first transplant patient.
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have a good night. >> pelley: breaking news, michael bloomberg says he will not run for president. while elsewhere in the campaign, there's cursing -- >> they're ripping the [bleeped] out of me. >> pelley: and swearing. >> i swear i'm going to vote for donald trump next week. i swear. >> pelley: and scolding, too. >> you know... >> excuse me. i'm talking. >> pelley: also tonight, a laptop bomb blows up at somali airport. how terrorists are changing their tactics. a jury awards erin andrews $55 million in her stalker lawsuit. an historic uterus transplant gives women new hope. and remembering nancy reagan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"


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