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it's 4:30, 49 degrees on this thursday, april 7th. it's warmer today, but there are showers moving in. and get this, folks, there's even a chance of snow by the weekend. good morning, i'm dick brennan in for chris >> good to have you you here. >> snow is coming, he's out of town.
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>> i'm mary calvi. morning. we'll have weather and traffic first breaking news in queens this morning, a man has been struck by a car and left to die in astoria the driver. cbs's janel burial joins us from the scene. >>reporter: good morning to you both. it happened here at the intersection between 21st street and 30th road where you can see cars racing by this around 11:00 last night, we want to show you some video from what it looked like earlier as police were out here processing this scene for hours. they say a 45-year-old man was crossing 21st when a car heading southbound hit him and kept going. that man later dying at elmhurst hospital. this morning police continue the search for the driver. at this time the only description they have of that vehicle is that it is a dark colored sedan. as for the 45-year-old victim, he has not yet been identified. but police this morning asking anyone, any witnesses or anyone
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this accident to contact the nypd. reporting live this morning from astoria, queens, janelle, burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. and new this morning, police have released images of a female suspect in yesterday's stabbing at a brooklyn subway station. the violence broke out at the ralph avenue station in bed- stuy shortly after 6:00 p.m. investigators say a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach. he was rushed to kings county hospital. he is expected to be okay. and now let's take you to traffic an weather on the 2s at 4:throovment welcome in john elliot >> good morning, mary. and good morning, dick brennan. always great to have dick along for the ride, and you too. so here's the deal. as you get ready for your ride, your commute or whatever the day holds, take the rain gear. dry right now, but rain is on the way. partly cloudy and 49, that's right, warming up. southeast wind at 5. so it's a push out of the south. numbers are going to be climbing today, actually at or
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normal. what a novelty this week, but we're waiting for this front to push through, dynamically, sufficiently strong enough for an isolated thunderstorm too. so by lunchtime you're already close to 60, shooting for 60 for a high, but small consolation when you're dealing with the rain and the possibility of those isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and even into the first part of your night as well. first part of your drive right now, though, and you've got places to go. kyle is in for alex. hi. >>reporter: good morning, happy friday eve, everybody, as i like to call thursday. let's start in brooklyn. parkside avenue still closed between bed foreand nostrand avenues and that is due to fire department cleanup. same store heading to dekalb avenue. that's closed between bushwick and woodward avenues this morning. let's head outside n. jericho, we have an accident investigation. you're taking a live look at this. it has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. and traffic is being divert over to the service road to get you around that. meanwhile, at the queens
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tube that is shut for construction. that's just until 5:30 this morning, but you can see no problems with traffic right now. and it is taking traffic in the other tube in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect today city wide. dick, over to you >> thank you very much. lane closures continuing on the northbound henry hudson parkway this morning. two lanes closed from 110th street to 127th street as crews make emergency repairs to a retaining wall. the lanes will reopen at 7:00 this morning. late last night the closures brought traffic on the parkway to a crawl. work will continue overnight through sunday. to campaign 2016 and republican presidential candidate ted cruz holds an event in brooklyn this afternoon. he's scheduled to tour a bakery in coney island. john kasich is also in brooklyn for a veterans town hall event in park slope and donald trump campaigns out west after holing a big rally on long island last night -- holding a big rally on long island last night. cbs 2's lou young was there. >>reporter: high decibel
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road last night, anti-trump and pro-trump demonstrators shout past a line of police sources. >>reporter: all of it taking place as a packed pro-trump rally wrapped up in part of the old grummon facility here in bethpage. >> i love these people. [ cheers and applause ] >> these are my people. >>reporter: donald j. trump bringing his presidential campaign to a home state audience that knew what it wanted to hear. >> we are going to have a strong border! we are going to bill the wall! >>reporter: chance of build that wall filled the air as police kept the indoor crowd to just under 10,000, some of whom waited all day to see the candidate. this woman just couldn't stand up anymore. what do you like about him? >> everything. build a wall. everything that he says he's got a valid point. >>reporter: and he's got venom for his opponents. >> you know, liin' ted cruz came today. he couldn't draw 100 people. >>reporter: senator ted cruz was in the bronx earlier, trying to turn tuesday's wisconsin primary win into new
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>> my grandparents who didn't speak english, we ended up being more spanklish where my grandmother says all you need is a remote control. >>reporter: the trump rally, demonstrators were escorted out several times and trump asked supporters not to react with violence as they have elsewhere. >> don't hurt the person. don't hurt the person. >>reporter: but we saw two demonstrators in custody an police confirmed they did make two arrests. >> and if not trump, i really like kasich, i think he can really do the job. >>reporter: ohio governor john kasich was off the campaign trail, giving his state of the state speech back home. the latest monmouth university poll shows trump leading in new york 52% to kasich's 25%. ted cruz is at 17%. lou young, cbs 2 news. on the democratic side, hillary clinton campaigns in colorado and ohio today. she and rival bernie sanders spent yesterday looking for support in pennsylvania. the state will hold its primary on april 26th. clinton ramped up her attacks on sanders one day after his
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>> i am concerned that some of his ideas just won't work because the numbers don't add up. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the diastrous war in iraq. >> clinton leez the delegate count -- leads the delegate count with 1,748, there is new action from the obama administration this morning in the fight against the zika virus. nearly 600 million dollars left over from the successful fight against ebola will be used to take on the growing threat from the virus. most of the funds will go to the cdc for research and the creation of response teams to limit its spread. zika has been linked to severe birth defects and has been spreading northward across the americas. happening today, the full new york city council has a meeting to get control of the paymented leaz and costumed characters in times square. a bill allows the pedestrian
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and ladies to specific zones. the move follows growing complaints about aggressivepointsing. police say a middle school teacher brought a gun to school and now he's facing charges. 46-year-old jason adams is charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds. it's the same connecticut town that was site of one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. he's been place on administrative leave pending -- placed on administrative leave pending suspension. he is a legal gun owner. people have been arrested as part of a child porn bust. police say 36-year-old thomas goozi a fifth grade teacher was among those charged. he works at the winslow island. police say goozi had more than 100 files of child pornography on his personal computer. >> he was involved in drama productions, involving children at the school's drama club, as manager.
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tristan, a bus driver for the sparta school district is also facing charges. he's accused of viewing child porn during his breaks. both men face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. a landmark ruling in a long island case from new york's highest court. parents who believe it's in the best interest of their children record them. the ruling involves a cell phone recording of a man threatening to beat the 5-year- girlfriend. the boy's biological father recorded the conversation. it was ruled admissible in the attorney who argued against it says it sets a dangerous precedent. >> it's going to be prevalent in divorce cases to use your child as a secret recording device for your ex. >> the ruling is an exception to a new york law that requires consent of at least one person in a recorded phone call. the time now is 4:39. still to come, why an nba player is now planning to sue the nypd. also this morning, some of the restrictions on drones
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we'll tell you where these remote-controlled aircraft may be soon able to fly. and a boy living with autism trying to pay it forward. the special gift he is hoping to give others. that's why you're seeing so much blue this month. we're going to see some green on the screen. rain is back today. it's going to be mild, upper 50s to right around 60, and then get ready, snow. it's not a quick fix. it's my decision to make beauty last. roc retinol started visibly reducing my fine lines and wrinkles in one week.
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[ screaming ] officials in teaneck, new jersey say they'll now employ air horns to address their turkey troubles. wild turkeys have been all throughout the town, chasing residents, damaging cars, even breaking into a house. the record newspaper says the town now plans to acquire 20 air horns to be handed out to affected residents. they just can't get rid of them, dick. unbelievable. new jersey fish and wildlife is also working to just relocate the birds.
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>> how are they breaking and entering? that's what i want to know >> they just smash right in, right through the window. >> yeah. it's technically beaking and entering. it's not breaking and entering. here's the deal, with these birds, they are attracted to their reflection, so different color cars are going to attract them more, and it's the glass. so you have to kien of just create just some kind -- kind of just create some kind of optic for the turkey to be able to think they can't see. it's scary. they're in our neighborhood too. i've got some numbers here, 42, this has got to be daniel. he's excited about the big warmup. and i'll tell you what, this is interesting. chrissy has 41, and this comment, you know, it's a lot warmer tonight, but the cold nights have destroyed the magnolia buds and blossoms. yeah. i mean, it has been very rough. and there was evidence of those clouds rolling in last night. also i thought i had saved this picture. elaine sent in this picture.
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to go, elaine. dick is very excited now. this dates back to 1933 when the prohibition against beer was lifted. so, yeah, it may be later today or if you're at elaine's house this morning, enjoy a beer in memory of that history. all right. we're not making history today, but we are seeing some changes weather wise. in the city it's dry, we're waiting for the rain. we have clouds and mild numbers, 49, wind out of the southeast at 5. look at greenwich. wow! 50. belmar is already at 55, 51 in babylon. so these numbers, yeah, compared to yesterday, anywhere from 10 to 38 degrees warmer than you were out the door. trust me. it feels great. hour by hour the numbers continue to climb, shooting for 60. but, you know, the flip side is it's gray and it turns wet. the potential is there for some heavy rain this afternoon. waiting right now some light showers possible, scooght up out of the south, but then the front rolls in from the west, and there's enough lift in the atmosphere, could see a brief period of heavy rain.
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commute which is a blessing, i know. and then, boy, middle part of the day, that's when we see some isolated pockets of heavy rain, and that thunderstorm. this is on and off during the course of the day and into the afternoon. tough for the yankees? you bet. you see more of this into the evening hours, and then even a parting glance or parting storm at late as 9:00 or 10:00. then friday shapes up, and then we wait for saturday. saturday, that's when we're going to see the possibility of some snow pivoting into our area, definitely a raw, cold and wet day on saturday. numbers are going to be back just in the mid-40s. so enjoy the mild numbers today. but can you enjoy the drive? let's find out from kyla. >>reporter: well, the weather is not stopping us, right? that's good news this morning. a water main break in shrewkbury i need to tell you about. all lanes closed in both directions between sycamore avenue and newman springs road. the bayonne bridge is closed in both directions, that's until 5:00 a.m.
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gothals bridge as your alternate. taking a live look outside, we head to jericho where we have an accident investigation. as you can see there on the left side of your screen, it has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. so traffic is being diverted to the service road. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. fnchts you're just waking up, here's a quick look at the stories this morning, an atlanta player has filed a lawsuit against the nypd. he says he was unjustly arrested outside a trendy manhattan nightclub last year. he also claims police officers used excessive force, leaving him with a broken leg and ending his nba season. the suit names five officers. he was acquitted of all charges. days goes on trial in westchester today. for the fifth time he is charged in the 1996 murders of 79-year-old archie harris of east chester and his home health aide. two-day trials resulted in hung juries. two conviction wrs overturned.
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will be in newark today. she'll join students at phillips academy charter school to help plant their school garden. dick, over to you >> all right, mary, thanks very much. on money watch, stock futures are lower this morning after the markets posted solid gains on wednesday. healthcare and energy companies led the rise following two days of losses. the dow jones industrial average gained 112 points. the nasdaq composite added 76 and the s&p 500 rose by 21. the faa is being asked to relax its rules on drones. a panel that include members of the drone industry, airlines and realtors is proposing the changes. among them droughns would be allowed to fly over -- drones would be allowed to fly over crowds, but at least 20 feet above people's heads with a 10- foot buffer space on all sides. the faa will take public comment on the ideas before proposing official rules. a new jersey boy with autism says his service dog has made an incredible difference in his life. now he wants to pay it forward. >> but, first, he needs to raise $50,000. cbs 2's vanessa murdock has more.
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>>reporter: lucas weiner says his service dog, rafael is the color of darth vader and his best friend. they go everywhere together. >> to stores, to play parks, to vacation. >>reporter: but before rafael stood by his side, few of those activities were possible for lucas. he lives with autism. >> lucas wasn't sleeping, he wasn't eating. when we went out in public, he would tend to wander. i remember one time we were at the airport and we turned around and couldn't find him and he was outside, that kind of was a wakeup call, one of the reasons that we, you know, got rafael. >>reporter: now nearly two years later lucas' parents describe life as fantastic. >> the stress is gone on our end and definitely on his as well because he knows his friend is always with him. >>reporter: rafael has been such a force for good in his life that lucas wants to help another kid get a service dog and with help from his folks set up a gofundme page to make it happen. so far he's raised nearly $6,500, but it's not yet
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>> it costs $50,000 to train a service dog, but for the family it's -- >> free! >>reporter: that's thanks to >> healing autism. >>reporter: and what does healing autism do? >> it's a program for kids with autism to have service dogs. >>reporter: carolyn mccabe sandler is the director >> if there was ever a kid that could raise $50,000, i'm going to say lucas is the kid. so full of love, so happy and so understands what this dog means to him. >> he's continually asking how much, how much, any more, any more? i think that lucas would love to see another child be able to benefit like he has. >>reporter: by ensuring that child has a dog like rafael by his side. >> he's my pal. >>reporter: from marlboro, new jersey, vanessa murdock, cbs 2 news >> what a great story. anyway, we hope he gets all the money he needs. the company that trains the dogs say they have 24 children waiting for service dogs. it is now 4:49 this. week's dining deal is all about comfort food. and stopping the party
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of styles and colors. spring is here. and so are the savings. blinds to go. blinds for life. a party planned for tomorrow is raising concerns because of its illegal location, an abandoned hospital in brooklyn. invitations are circulating online for a popup party this friday at the old st. mary's building on buffalo avenue. it's being organized by teenagers and they're telling people to bring alcohol. community activists are calling on mayor de blasio to make sure abandoned buildings around the city are inaccessible. >> we're reaching out and saying to the city of new york, we need you to double-check all of the sites around the city to confirm that they are actually being properly secured so that these kids can't use these facilities to have these events. >> there's been chatter that if police block the party at st. mary's it will move to old p.s.125, a building in brownsville. time now 4:52. traffic and weather on the 2s. here's john. >> hi, dick.
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heaviest rain into the afternoon. mets game should be fine. there's a chance of a shower, that would be early, and then conditions improve, cooler, though. and then taw talk about cold, snow a possibility on saturday. brighter on sunday. here's our mess rolling in from the west. midday through the afternoon is the better chance of seeing heavy rain or thunderstorms. some wet weather through central florida. parts of the southwest. but where we need it into oklahoma and kansas where the fire continues to blaze, yeah, they are just high and dry. 60 for us today, but a lot cooler into the weekend. it's about 8 minutes to 5:00. let's get you on your way with kyla. >>reporter: let's do t. unfortunately an accident to tell you about already this morning in the bronx. an accident investigation has the right lane closed on the northbound major deegan expressway at 138th street. so some minor delays right now through the area. also two lanes remain blocked on the northbound west side highway from 110th to 125th street until 7:00 a.m. as crews continue to repair the retaining wall there.
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effect today city wide. dick and mary, back to you. >> all right, thanks very much, kyla. in our next half hour, why some lucky fans will be able to score tickets to hamilton. also this morning, he's trying to clear his name. see what happens when cbs 2's hazel sanchez confronts a pet store own iraccused of neglecting -- owner accused of neglecting avenues. tony has this week's dining deal.
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morning. for a modern take on classic american dish and set your sights on inglewood cliffs. >> cbs 2's tony tantillo is sampling the dishes at central kitchen for this week's dining deal. >>reporter: there's a steady kitchen and a good buzz in the dining room too. this popular inglewood cliffs eatery has something for everyone, offering menu favorites, including some with an italian accent. dishes >> very casual eatery, so
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friends and their families and enjoy good healthy food. >>reporter: tell me about the french toast. how is that made? it looks so delectable, so incredible. >> it's coated with the corn flakes and served with warm maple syrup and it's one of our best items on the menu. >>reporter: this is a $12 weekend brunch favorite that owner maria laconti says people are always lining up for. and there are other favorites that attract the crowd too. >> also we have crab cake benedict and it's a homemade sauce over the eggs, and very popular as well. an it's made with the -- no. it's made with jumbo lump crab >> wow! you gotta lot of layers going on there. >> yes. >>reporter: so beautiful. this rich an tasty $18 meal should not be missed, and eggs take center stage on other dishes here too. everybody is putting fried eggs on everything. tell me about the ham burger
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hamburger, we have caramelized onions, we have the cheese over it and the eggs. so it's very delicious and very popular as well. >>reporter: have a nice lunch, easy, delicious. >> thank you. >> i just wonder if they're open this early. >> really. it would be nice. 4:57. open those doors. come on. next we're following breaking news. the latest on a deadly hit and run in astoria, queens. also new at 5:00, the city council with a vote today that could change the face of times square and its impact on those costumed characters. you can rent, we're not talking about a car or apartment. we're taking a look at some unique items you can get on a temporary basis. it may be cold this weekend, but tick season is in full swing. what you need to know before taking in the great outdoors. cbs 2 this morning begins at
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it's 5:00. 49 degrees on this thursday, april 7th. the good new, although there is rain in the forecast it, will be warmer today. the bad news, it will not last. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. [ chanting ] donald trump proves to be a lightning rod of presidential politics. protests erupt during his latest campaign stop on long island.
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characters in their place, the new rules for times square that are expected to be voted on today. good morning, i'm dick brennan in for chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for starting your morning wus. we're following breaking news in queens. a manhunt under way in astoria for a driver struck and killed a man and then took off. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: well, dick, it happened right here in the intersection of 21st road -- 21st street, rather, and 30th road in astoria where you can see cars going by at this hour. it was around 11:00 last night that police say a 45-year-old man was crossing 21st street when a car heading southbound hit him and kept going. people who live in this area here say it is common for cars to speed through this intersection, and there is no crosswalk at this intersection at 21st street or a crosswalk light. take a listen. >> certain night some cars come
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people have been trying to get a traffic light over here, but it hasn't happened. >> it's an intersection for this to be happening, there's no speed limit and everything is getting pretty out of hand over here. >>reporter: now, that 45-year- old man later died at elmhurst hospital. this morning police are searching for the driver of that vehicle which is described as a dark colored sedan. anyone with any information urged to contact the nypd. reporting live from astoria, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. and new this morning police have released images of a female suspect in yesterday's stabbing at a brooklyn subway station. the violence broke out at the ralph avenue station in bed- stuy shortly after 6:00 p.m. investigators say a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach. he was rushed to kings county hospital. he's expected to be okay. it's now 5:02. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. here's john >> thank you, mary. let's get ready for the day
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temperatures and having the rain gear. puddles? yeah. showers? yeah. thunderstorms? possibly so. it's a busier day today. 49, feels so much better out the door. like it? should this time of the year. wind out of the the southeast will intensify. in fact, wind advisories kick in for the island and jersey shore later today. could see 50 mile per hour wind gusts. waiting for the rain. much of the area, the morning commute you're dry and mild, but then it's going to be more challenging this afternoon. as early as lunchtime we see some showers in the area, shooting for 60 today. but with that extra lift in the atmosphere, there's that possibility of a thunderstorm, and wind is going to be more of a menace today as well, but it'll be a warm wind. hey, what's blowing your way commute wise, what's going on, kyla? >>reporter: good morning, everybody. thank you, john. it is getting very busy out there. we'll start in the bronx where we actually have an accident investigation that has the right lane closed on the northbound major deegan expressway at 138th street. so some minor delays for you there. also two lanes remain blocked on the northbound henry hudson
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125th street. that is until 7:00 a.m. and that's as crews continue to repair that retaining wall there that was having trouble. then we head to berkeley heights where we have a tractor- trailer fire that has two lanes blocked on route 78 eastbound between exits 43 and 44. so all lanes are subject to closure there. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick and mary, back to you >> kyla, thanks very much. happening today the full city council votes on a measure to restrict times square characters and painted ladies to specific areas. >> a council committee gave the plan a thumbs up yesterday. cbs 2's andrea grimes has more live from times square. an dree a. >>reporter: well, dick and mary, last month a spiderman and a torres were both arrested for fighting over a $1 tip. that is just one example of why supporters say this law needs -- or this legislation, i should say, needs to pass later this afternoon. but opponents say they have the right to be here in times square. the costumed characters and
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free reign to roam times square like they do now if this legislation becomes law. the bill new york city city councilmembers will vote on today would give the city's department of transportation power to create restricted zones for them and others looking for tips. this comes after numerous complaints from pedestrians about aggressive panhandling, fights over tips and even arrests. the d.o.t. last week. >> some people are feeling that they are getting unwanted and aggressive solicitations and we want to fine a way to create a space where people can continue to apply their trade and express themselves and perform, but tourists and others walking through the space can do so in a way that they don't feel they're being impinged upon. >>reporter: several of the characters have argued they have a constitutional right to be here and earn a living. sometimes ticket sellers are also concerned the legislation could put them out of business if they're also eventually restricted to certain areas.
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recently sold tour bus tickets here for two years. >> this is times square. we're not asking to go to bethesda park in central park and sell tickets. >>reporter: but many tourists also say they have the right to walk through here without being harassed. now, if this passes, the city council later this afternoon and the mayor signs it into law, the city would hope to have these zones in effect by late may or june, but that would be the fast track. reporting live this morning in times square, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. police in new jersey say they used social media to track down the rider who they say led them on a high speed chase months ago. [ engine noise ] >> police say 20-year-old anthony derago took this video with his helmet cam back in december. he allegedly raced through the town at speeds topping 140 miles an hour, zooming past
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investigators say they found laregularo after he posted the video of the ride to social media. [ inaudible ] add police in new jersey have arrested the man they say raped a woman in her jersey city apartment back in february. the hudson county prosecutor announce the arrest of 34-year- old jesse gerrard yesterday. police say he was taken into custody last month. gerard is charged in connection with the february 29th attack on bavona avenue. he's being held on $500,000 bail. investigators say surveillance videos helped police make the arrest. a fire at an upper east side high rise remains under investigation this morning. three firefighters were hurt battling the flames at a duplex on sixth and selfth floors at 740 park avenue yesterday morning. the building is known as the richest in new york city. firefighters are expected to be okay. to campaign 2016 and a big rally on long island for donald trump. the event took place in bethpage at the old grummon facility. a crowd estimated at 10,000 filled the building and heard
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>> we are going to have a strong border, we are going to build the wall! >>reporter: what do you like about him? >> everything. build a wall, everything that he says he's got a valid point. >> demonstrators were escorted out of the event several times. outside the venue pro and anti- trump demonstrators shouted past a line of police horses. trump rivals ted cruz and john kasich both hold campaign events in brooklyn today. on the democratic side, hillary clinton campaigns in colorado and ohio today. she and rival bernie sanders spent yesterday looking for support in pennsylvania. the state will hold its primary april 26th. clinton ramped up her attacks on sanders one day after his win in the wisconsin primary. >> i am concerned that some of his ideas just won't work because the numbers don't add up. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for
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>> clinton leez the delegate count with 1,748. sanders has 1,052. now new jersey's assembly speaker has unveiled legislation aimed at saving atlantic city from financial collapse. the measure would set up a five- member committee to develop a financial plan for gambling resorts. governor christie says there's no time for that because atlantic city is out of money. he's pushing for a plan for a state takeover. atlantic city has seen four casinos close in recent years, causing its tax base to crumble. it's now 5:09. still to come, the growing trend of renting instead of buying just about everything. >> then you can't say it wasn't here for more than a couple of hours? >> no. i definitely know it was sometime sunday. okay. so, then, yes, i'll say i can't say that. it was sunday. >> hazel sanchez takes on the pet store owner accused of abusing the animals sold in his store. why he says he did nothing wrong. and it's a chance for the everyday fan to score tickets
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all you need is a little bit of luck. hey, you got tickets to a show tonight, have the rain gear ready, a lighter coat during the day. but that weather could turn kind of nasty this afternoon. we'll talk about it.
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>> let's talk dick brennan. this guy, he is so -- he thought there was going to be an omelet station this morning. he thought this is livin'. >> you have everything here. at nighttime it's a little different. everybody is around, so much moving >> very exciting. >> great people. >> all for you. >> i like this place. >> even though the best thing about it is these people right there. >> absolutely. >> you start everyday and we appreciate t. now, you are going to appreciate an umbrella later today, but don't do what i did. i brought the big umbrella because that's all i could find. little umbrella because it's going to turn so windy, it's going to be a struggle. so you want to make sure you're ready for that as well. we'll talk about that wind advisory in a second. in the city right now it's not that bad. you're looking at quiet conditions. that's good for the commute this morning. 52. look at that jump. we have just jumped. we continue to -- ut-oh, blew my knee out. on the jersey shore you're already at 55, sandy hook, point pleasant, how pleasant is that 52? now, you head up closer to the city, numbers are down, interior section, you're still
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but even derry anne is at 51. 51 at quog and huntington. even middletown up at 41. so hour by hour at lunchtime you're already at 58. but the clouds obviously giving way to showers by midday and then some heavier rain with that high of 60. now, 60 actually kind of a novelty for us. we're above normal by a degree or two. 92. i remember 2010 and 92. nothing like that. sun is up 6:29, sun sets at 7:27. not a lot of sun to see today. the other thing we will see the wind. the wind advisory to the east of the city including, though, brooklyn and queens, and the jersey shore. the concern is going to be winds gusting to 50 miles an hour. so that means not only is stuff going to be flying around if there's rain and wind, it limits visibility. so it's tough to get around. you could actually see some property damage out of this, and some vulnerable trees from the wind event over the weekend. so watch out for the wind. we're waiting for the rain.
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we could see a few showers fill in this morning, but the busier period will be this afternoon and tonight with some showers and thunderstorms. looks better for the mets, a shower in the morning should clear for the afternoon and even if we did see a shower, it would be the first part of the game and then we play ball, and then snow is in the forecast on saturday. i believe we've not seen a measurable snow event in 10 years in april in the city. saturday. that 44, that's earlier in the day. afternoon. it's bright on your sunday. so it's going to be a busy day. thankfully not horribly busy now, but already some stuff to watch out for, right, kyla? >>reporter: yes, absolutely. in fact, we're going to start with this. in berkeley heights a tractor- trailer fire has all lanes blocked on route 78 eastbound. that's between exits 43 and 44, so you want to stick with route 22 as your alternate. then we head to the bronx where we have an accident
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right lane closed on the northbound major deegan expressway. that's at 138th street. and we take a live look outside. another accident investigation, this one in jericho has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. nassaup.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning, but it shouldn't affect the morning commute too badly. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick, over to you >> thanks very much. fnchts you're commuting by subway this morning, you may be used to a longer wait for your train. that's according to an audit by the state comptroller's office. the report found that between 2014 and 2015 wait times grew longer on 16 subway lines. they showed improvement on just five. the 1 and the c lines performed best. the 5 and "a" lines had the worst performance records of the. the mta blames many of the service disruptions on outdated signal systems. a new jersey pet shop owner denies mistreating dozens of dogs.
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monday crammed into cages, covered in filth. the owner tells cbs 2's hazel sanchez it's not what it looks like. >>reporter: vincent lasacco says he hasn't done anything wrong despite police discovering 67 puppies crammed in cold cages inside a transport van he owns. >> it's not illegal nor inhumane, nor unsafe. >>reporter: the unattended van was parked behind lasacco's paramus, new jersey pet store around 3:00 monday morning. police say it was 38 degrees in the van, and some dogs had no food or water and were covered in feces. asacco showedded us an identical van saying he believes police were partially responsible. >> they were in a customized van that was fully insulated and fully heated. the temperature wasn't taken until the door was open for who knows how long. >>reporter: as for the feces, lasacco says that happened when the van was being pulled onto a flatbed as shown on this surveillance video >> i'm sure there's fecal matter all over, probably crapping while this is going on because they're so scared.
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long the dogs were sitting in the potentially unsafe conditions. lasacco says he never spoke to the van driver to find out when he arrived. >>reporter: just for clarification, you don't know what time the truck -- >> specifically, no. >>reporter: so then you can't say that it wasn't here for more than a couple of hours. hours? >> no. i definitely know it was sometime sunday. so then, yes, i'll say i can't say that. it was sunday. >>reporter: protesters were campaigning outside the store, demanding it be shut down. katie burns wants lasacco to be accountable for his actions. she bought her daughter's new puppy, lily, from just pups in march, and say the dog got sick and nearly died just days later. >> we wish that he would take a step back and realize that he is really hurting a lot of people, a lot of children and obviously the lives of animals. >>reporter: you take no responsibility for the dogs that they purchased from you and has gotten sick or have died? >> all we can do is ensure that they're visibly healthy when
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>>reporter: lasacco is already facing 269 counts of animal cruelty charges in connection with its brunswick store forced to close. police are still investigating what happened here in paramus. hazel sanchez, cbs 2 news. >> now, the dogs were examined and treated. they're now in the care of animal control. it's now 5:18. up next why more and more people are choosing to rent over buying. and tuesday it was ninja turtles. wait until you see what john oliver had in store for the yankees last night. and we've got another check of your traffic and weather on the 2s next.
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it's 5:21. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. great news for broadway fans. >> welcome to the grand return. >> there is a brand new musical hit "hamilton" has brought back its live lottery. it allows 21 theater goers to get soldout tickets to the matinees. the drawing will be held outside the richard rogers theater 12:30 every wednesday. entries will be accepted until noon. 5:22, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s >> tell you what, it's going to be interesting tonight if you've got tickets to any of the shows because that's when we see some busier weather. right now 52.
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so it's going to be a mild day today. morning showers are going to fill in by midday. the heavier rain is going to be midday into the afternoon. isolated thunderstorms are possible, breezy and windy. bulk of the rain exits by evening. we're waiting right now, but you can see there's a lot of available moisture, so it's a busier afternoon and a thursday night for you. how about your thursday morning, how busy is that, kyla? >>reporter: well, we are getting busy, no doubt about it. let's start in berkeley heights, a tractor-trailer fire has all lanes blocked on 78 eastbound between exits 43 and 44. so you'll want to stick with route 22 as your alternate to get you around that. then we head to jericho where an accident investigation, you can see a live picture here, has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. that's at route 1067. and you can see some slow going there. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick an mary, back to you >> all right, kyla. a rough night for the knicks and the bats come alive for the yankees. >> otis livingston has the cbs
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>> coming up tonight the islanders at the rangers. that's a battle for third place in the division. the devils host the lightning and the yankees finish up their three-game series with the astros. yesterday in the bronx, a cornucopia of runs. brian mccann with a two-run double in the 1st. starling castro caps off the six-run inning with an rbi single. the lead didn't last long, paneda gives up five in the 2nd from george springer on the grand slam. just like that 6-5. starling castro a three-run homer in the 2nd and mark texiera another three-run shot in the 3rd. the bombers live up to their nickname and crush the astros 16-6. the knicks, 34 points and the hornets won. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2 sports update. it seems to be sort of an animal theme for the john oliver's sharks and unicorns seen in the high-priced ledge
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two fans, remember this, dressed as teenaged mutant ninja turtles, all john oliver's protest of the new ticket policy and comments made about fans. he auctioned off tickets for the high-priced seats for 25 cents to the winners and the winner had to wear an outrageous costume. it's working. >> you figure the picture has to at least be once distracted. what is that, anyway? funny stuff. there's a question people are asking themselves more than ever before, why buy when you can rent? >> along with cars and apartments, it's now possible to rent other items you may not have thought of before. cbs 2's henna daniels shows us. >>reporter: from bikes to books to cars and clothes. >> i if can rent it or borrow it, i will. >>reporter: everything seems to be for rent now >> if ur i if you're not going to use something more than once, why pay for it? >>reporter: renting is popular for 2016. according to expert audrey, she says it's about today's lifestyle >> we're a throwaway and we found out that people don't want a lot of stuff.
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rent the runway for that. need some green space, you can rent a back yar. >> a lot of things you can rent that you would never dream of renting. >>reporter: you've heard of air b&b for vacation homes, how about air p&p where you can rent a bathroom. it can come in in busy cities where a bathroom is hard to find. there are usually dozens for rent along the mardi gras parade route in new orleans. >> this is a metal casket. >>reporter: you can even rent a casket at lanigan funeral home in pittsburgh. it's $890 compared to buying one for a couple of thousand. it's an option for someone who wants to be cremated but also want as viewing. >> we use it a few times and then we're able to use that casket and present it to the families at a deep, deep bargain rate. >>reporter: renting is popular with millennials. >> i think it's a way to save resources, so why not? >>reporter: and the trend is only expected to grow. henna daniels for cbs news, new york. >> gooded idea, right?
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there's an idea. 5:26. >> i'll think about it. still ahead a warning about lyme disease. why the risk of getting it could be higher this year. plus this: >>reporter: police this morning searching for a driver accused of hitting a man in queens and leaving him to die. we'll have a live report coming up. >>reporter: legislation up for a city council vote today could put restrictions on the painted ladies and costumed characters in times square. i'll have a live report coming up. and we've got the financial secrets to early retirement. meet one man who left his career at age 55. cbs 2 news this morning continues after this. finding colon cancer early gives me the best chance for treatment. we got screened because i know colon cancer doesn't always come with symptoms. i was worried about the cost but got screened when i learned there are options. my doctor helped me find the right test for me. we got screened when we turned 50 and we're so glad we did.
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it is 5:thirty, 49 degrees on this thursday, april 7th. rain today, and could we see snow this weekend? say it ain't snow. traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. breaking news in astoria, queens. the search is on this morning for a driver wanted in a deadly hit-and-run crash. we'll head live to the scene coming up. but, first, a costume controversy. the city council expected to vote on a bill meant to gain control of the costumed characters in times square. good morning, i'm dick
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>> good to have you here. i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. and we begin this half hour with a crackdown on the costumed characters and painted ladies of times square. >> the full city council votes today on a bill to restrict them to specific areas. the council committee okayed it yesterday. cbs 2's andrea grimes has more from times square. andrea. >>reporter: well, mary and dick, proponents of this legislation say it is not a ban, but simply a way to regulate commercial activity here in times square. commercial activity many consider a big nuisance. but opponents say this could severely restrict how they earn a living. the costumed characters and painted ladies will not have free reign to roam times square like they do now if this legislation becomes law. the bill new york city councilmembers will vote on today would give the city department of transportation power to create restricted zones for them and others looking for tips. this comes after numerous complaints from pedestrians
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fights over tips and even arrests. the d.o.t. commissioner spoke at a hearing last week. >> some people are feeling that they are getting unwanted and aggressive solicitations, and we want to find a way to create a space where people can continue to apply their trade and express themselves and perform, but tourists and others walking through this space can do so in a way that they don't feel they're being impinged upon. >>reporter: several of the characters have argued they have a constitutional right to be here and earn a living. sometimes ticket sellers are also concerned the legislation could put them out of business if they're also eventually restricted to certain areas. sawl lenarez recently told us he sold tour bus tickets here for two years. >> they are hurting families and jobs >> this is times square. we're not asking to go to bethesda fountain in central park and sell tickets. >>reporter: but many tourists say they also have the right to walk through here without being harassed. if this legislation passes, the city council later this afternoon and then the mayor signs it into law, the city
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in effect by late may or june. but that would be on the fast track. reporting live this morning in times square, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> all right, an dree, a thanks soavment 49 degrees out there. traffic and weather on the 2s. but just when we thought spring was sort of springing. >> it's going to feel like spring today. you're at 60 degrees. and then on saturday 30s in the afternoon with a little bit of snow. >> oh! >> yeah. hello. watch it now. i guess my advice today is have the rain gear handy all day, even into the evening hours. that's when you could see the possibility of some heavier rain. and then, yeah, plan on some changes into the weekend. we have bumped up to 52, waiting for that rain to come down. it's showers to start, and then possibility of some heavier rain. wind is going to intensify during the course of the afternoon as well. we're looking at the possibility of coastal winds approaching 50 miles an hour. as we approach lunchtime 58, it will feel like 58, but showers
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60 your high. but, remember, possible thunderstorms this afternoon. >> all right. no sign of spring. >> yeah. it's just a roller coaster. let's get to the commute this morning. >>reporter: let's do it. we are getting busy out there. unfortunately some accidents to tell you about. let's start, though, in berkeley heights where a tractor-trailer fire has all lanes blocked on route 78 eastbound between exits 43 and 44. and these pictures you're seeing from one of our viewers, dan rice, he sent them in. pretty dramatic photos there. delays right now right back to exit 40. your option here is to stick with route 22 as an alternate. then we head to jericho where we have an accident investigation. you can see this is a live picture right now that has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. and look at all that traffic. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. starting to see rubbernecking delays on the westbound side too unfortunately. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick and mary, over to you. >> kyla, thank you. breaking news in queens this morning. police say a man has been
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>> now police are on the hunt for the driver. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: well, dick, you'll notice here at the intersection of 21st street and 30th road these cars are zipping by, and there is no crosswalk or crosswalk light. this is where that 45-year-old man according to police was crossing when that car struck him as it was heading southbound on 21st, leaving that man in the middle of the street where he later died. police are still looking for the driver of that vehicle at this hour, but people who live in the area say it is not uncommon for cars to be speeding here. >> certain nights, sometimes cars come flying down here, people have been trying to get a traffic light over there, but it hasn't happened. >> it's an intersection for this to be happening. everything is just getting pretty out of hand over here.
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victim later pronounced dead at elmhurst hospital. his name has not yet been released. police still working to put details together about this investigation, but so far they do tell us they are looking for a dark colored sedan. anyone who may have witnessed this crash urged to contact the nypd. reporting live this morning from astoria, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> janelle, thank you. new this morning, police have released images of a female suspect in yesterday's stabbing at a brooklyn subway station. the violence broke out at the ralph avenue station in bed- stuy shortly after 6:00 p.m. investigators say a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach. he was rushed to kings county hospital. he's expected to be okay. several people who work with children have been arrested as part of a major child porn bust. a teacher and a bus driver are among 16 men arrested in the sting announced yesterday. police say 36-year-old thomas guzzi, a fifth grade teacher was among those charged.
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elementary school in vineland. investigators say guzzi had more than 100 files of child pornography on his personal computer. >> he was involved in drama productions, involving children at the school's drama club as their adviser an stage manager. >> and 55-year-old eugene tristan, a bus driver for the sparta school district is also facing charges. he's accused of viewing child porn during his breaks. both men face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. now to a developing story, a bronx family is desperate for answers this morning after a father and library worker vanished about two weeks ago. now his family is planning a vigil. cbs 2's valerie castro has more. >> i'm scared because, like, we miss him dearly. >>reporter: wors of worry from an anxious man who says his 34- year-old brother javier jorta hasn't been seen or heard from since march 25th. >> this is not normal for javier.
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>>reporter: hector says his brother was with a friend the night he disappear. they were leaving another friend's apartment in this building at 1420 noble avenue in the bronx when jorta realized he'd left his cell phone and wallet upstairs >> so he tells his friend to go on home, get in the cab and i have to return to get my stuff. and that was the last he was ever seen. he never appeared at the place to pick up his belongings. >>reporter: the family says they've agonized ever since. >> the worst part is not knowing anything. >>reporter: jorta says he is a well-loved employee's jerome branch park library. he's also a devoted father to his 3-year-old girl, their close relationship evident in the family snapshots posted all over the frig >> what do you tell this little girl when she asks for her dad? >>reporter: friends and family have plastered the neighbor where jorta was last seen with these flyers. residents there say they wish they knew more >> what happened? how does somebody just disappear? >>reporter: friends and family
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here in the 140 -- hold a vigil here in the 1400 block of noble avenue, the last place he was seen to raise awareness about this case. it's set for saturday at 7:00. reporting in the park chester section of the bronx, valerie castro, cbs 2 news. new action from the obama administration this morning in the fight against the zika virus. nearly $600 million left over from the successful fight against ebola will be used to take on the growing threat from zika. most of the funds will go to the cdc for research and the creation of response teams to limit its spread. zika has been linked to severe birth defects and has been spreading northward across the americas. happening now, first lady michelle obama will be in newark this afternoon. she'll join students at the phillips academy charter school to help plant their garden. it's part of the first lady's american garden tour highlighting the impact and benefits of gardens. it is now 5:39. still ahead, why now could be the time to own a car. plus the financial secrets to early retirement. we would all love to have that.
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individually. they're saying it's the end of an era for 1989 album.
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as you can see it's from the "1989" world tour. many are calling it a love letter to her fans. >> you got the whole song right there. the time now 5:42. our big star john elliot is here. >> no. i mean, dick and i are kind of tearing up because it's the end of an era for taylor swift. it's the end of an era. what are we going to do now? here's what we're going to do now, you know where they're dancing with umbrellas? you need to do that. you need to have the umbrella, but watch out for the wind. the wind will be more of a menace this afternoon. mild readings, 52 for the north shore, 49 there around long beach. i appreciate this from bob. bob has 55. good old reliable bob, but he says this, hey, looking forward to the return of "the odd couple" on cbs tonight. how nice is that? he's promoting shows for us. we don't even have to do that. and you know what? we interviewed them. we had an interview with them yesterday on the noon show. i'm glad that show is back as well. now, i think -- is this jackie? this is chris, he has 41, and
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hope this is jackie. jackie has 41 in huganot and the return of the eagles there along the river. i like that. look at that. very nice. a nice picture. and so nice to see these birds back. charlie hoffman, another one of our weather watchers is always bringing us these great nature shots too. so, yeah, great to see those beautiful creatures back. hey, i'll tell you something beautiful right now that's going on, ellen greco is watching. she watches everyday. she has no idea -- i'm going to say hi to ellen, but she's a nurse at l.i.j. and we appreciate all you do. and, ellen, we appreciate you watching channel 2 too. 52 in the city, wind out of the southeast at 5. more mild numbers for you? oh, you bet. matawan, mild at 54. 54 in segert as well. hour by hour, looking at 54 in the city around 8:00. lunchtime 58, that's great. 60 at 2:00. 60, though, that's when you're going to be dealing with a little bit more wind and some rain, isolated thunderstorms as well. now, the rain should serve to
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so a break from the tissue, but pollen count back up dramatically tomorrow and then into the weekend it retreats a bit with that wet event on saturday. we're waiting for the rain right now. it's off to the west. what's going to happen, though, as this fills in, we'll see not only the intensity of the rain fill in with those isolated thunderstorms, but also the wind, as far as potential totals, some of the models close to an inch in the city, so the concern there would be some localized flooding, particularly if you get caught in a thunderstorm. and, remember, to the east and to the south, that's where we anticipate those 40 to 50 mile per hour wind gusts. so today it's going to be challenging, better for your friday, but cooler into the afternoon. messy saturday, and then still cold, well below normal for your sunday. speeds below normal? we've got that toorks right, kyla? >>reporter: yes, we do. good morning, everybody. thank you, john. we're going to start in berkeley heights where a tractor-trailer fire has the right lane blocked on route 78 eastbound between exits 43 and 44.
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were sent into me by viewer dan rice. and we thank you for sending those. there was a full closure earlier, so any remaining delays should start to ease out. we're getting a little bit better there. still having problems as we head to a live look in jericho. look at all that traffic. an accident investigation has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. nsau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. we're seeing some rubbernecking, looky lous causing delays on the westbound side unfortunately too. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick and mary, back to you >> kyla, thanks so much. in money watch this morning, all eyes on wall street as stocks look to build to rally and why it's costing less to actually own a car now. >> cbs 2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange with more. good morning, jill. >>reporter: good morning, mary and dick. wall street stap snapped a two- day losing streak. the dow jumped 1 he 12 points yesterday, the nasdaq was up 76. investors were in a buying mood after minutes from the fed's
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fed board is unlikely to raise interest rates this month because the global economy is slowing down. before the opening bell this morning, the labor department will release the weekly unemployment numbers. this follows a pretty strong jobs report for march. it showed hiring is still going strong despite some turmoil in the stock market. well, fiat chrysler is laying off 1,300 workers at a michigan plant. this is the first major layoff at a u.s. plant since the financial and auto crisis. the plant makes the chrysler 200, it's a mid-sized car that just has not been selling well as lower gas prices have more americans buying big irsuvs. now, those low gas prices are also bringing down the cost of owning and operating a car. it's now at a six-year low. aaa ys falling gas prices are offsetting an increase in other costs like maintenance and car insurance which is going up. the agency says this year a driver can expect to spend about 57 cents for each mile driven and that comes out to about $700 a month which still souns like a lot.
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>> jill, thank you very much. well, most of us end up retiring at around age 65, sometimes even later >> but with the right kind of planning, the average person can retire early. cbs 2's brian webb explains. >>reporter: bob and his wife pat are younger than most retirees. he stopped working three years ago at age 55, she left work at 51. it's all thanks to a plan bob hatched in his 20s. >> you gotta get time on your side. >>reporter: the parents of two children, tracked their spending down to the penny. they decided to live below their means to pay off their mortgage in 12 years. bob's career in finance eventually led to a six-figure salary. >> when i made my money, i simply invested more money. >>reporter: those investments yielded an 8% rate of return. they also maximized their company's 401(k) plans, never had credit card debt and paid cash for their cars. the couple shopped sales and took advantage of rewards programs. >> if you really want to retire
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>>reporter: financial adviser nicole mendendorf says most of her clienlts on track to retire early make $6 to $100,000 a year and follow a budget. >> it doesn't matter how much you make. it completely matters how much you spend. >>reporter: mendendorf tells people they'll need at least 25 times their annual budget by retirement, and if clients want to walk away early, starting early is crucial. >> it really isn't that hard. it's just about discipline and time. >>reporter: and now the schubatts have plenty of time to enjoy retirement. brian webb for cbs news, new york >> pretty impressive. really good advice. >> not bad at all. up next an nb star has taken the nypd to court. plus this. >>reporter: symptoms of lyme disease and the infection rate could be even higher this year. what you need to know to protect yourself from ticks. but, first, otis has your sports update. >> good morning, everyone. the yankees hammered the astros
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the hornets 111-97 and the nets got rocked by the wizards. coming up tonight islanders and rangers, devils and lightning and the yankees finish up their
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lyioca atlanta hawks player has filed a federal lawsuit against the nypd. he says he was unjustly arrested outside a trendy manhattan nightclub last year. he claims five police officers used excessive force, leaving him with a broken leg and ending his nba season. the suit also accuses the officers of filing a false report. the player was acquitted of all charges, including resisting arrest. at 5:52, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s.
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>> absolutely. and the potential is there for some heavy rain, even an isolated thunderstorm. mild right now in the city, 52. we've got the 50s already around the five towns area and the mid-50s for the jersey shore, up to free hole. but we're going to get wet. shooting for 60s, so we're at or above normal as far as the temperatures go, but we're waiting for this rain to fill in. that's midday, then into the afternoon could be dealing with some isolated thunderstorms. should clear this up and out by game time tomorrow, 49 for that first pitch, starts with some gray skies, and then get ready, rain, snow chance on saturday. very cold. bright and breezy on your sunday. all right. let's get you bright and breezy and out the door. what's up, kyla? >>reporter: i'm still thinking about the word snow you just said. we are getting busy in traffic. let's start with berkeley heights where we have a tractor- trailer fire that has the right lane blocked on route 78 eastbound. that's between exits 43 and 44. now, there was a full closure earlier. so any remaining delays should ease out.
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dan, our good friend dan rice for sending these pictures in for us. then we head to jericho where we have a live look at an accident investigation that has all lanes blocked in the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. as you can see lots of traffic and we're starting to see a whole lot of rubbernecking on the other side there, so delays on the westbound side right back to exit 45. alternate side parking is in effect today, citywide. dick, over to you. >> thank you. on our health watch, it may be okay to put real cream in your coffee this morning. new studies show eating full- fat dairy foods instead of skim products may cut the risk for diabetes and obesity. a tufts university study found that consuming full dairy products cut diabetes risk by as much as 46%. a harvard study found they cut obesity risk by 8%. it's not clear why the higher fat products may offer the benefits. experts say, of course, more research is needed. ticks are coming out of hibernation earlier this year
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about lyme disease. cbs 2's reagan emergenciy shows us how one woman with the disease is raising awareness. >>reporter: dana parish uses her voice to sing. >> i think you know, i gotta draw the line. >>reporter: but early last year, she started using her voice to also educate about lyme disease she now lives with. >> i have a crushing neck ache. i've never had these symptoms before. take a shower, have a white towel around me, see a bull's eye. >>reporter: the new york state department of health says the mild spring is causing ticks to be active earlier than normal, which means be on the lookout for those bites, especially if a bull's eye rash appears on your body or you start feeling flul-like symptoms like parrish. >> i couldn't breathe, i felt really short of breath. >>reporter: she sought medical attention and eventually found a lyme disease specialist. the centers for disease control and prevention report nearly 330,000 people are diagnosed with lyme disease every year.
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disease, but not every dick is infected, and where do they live, those deer ticks? wooded areas like a park. they can also be found on grass. so that's why it's so important that when you go for a walk, check yourself and also your four-legged friend. this is what a deer tick looks like. use disinfected tweezers and pull the tick off. as for parrish, her mission, to urge people to get medical help immediately >> i can't sid idly by and just let this happen. i have to -- it's a calling that's bigger than anything i can explain. >>reporter: parrish urges if you have similar symptoms, go see a lyme disease specialist quickly. in manhattan, raegan medgie, cbs 2 news. >> as for dana, she says she has to take a long-term antibiotic treatment for lyme disease and she's now doing well as you can tell. she sounds wonderful, she looks great. but, it's definitely something people need to be aware of when you get ouz >> not just out in the woods,
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>> a buddy of mine, dr. joe salamone is working on the long- term effects of this too which can be life altering. this is serious stuff. a spring day today, john? >> it's going to be crazy. it's going to rain, it's going to feel like april showers, and then by saturday you're looking at snow. >> you think they'll get a ball game in today? >> it's going to be rough today. better for the mets tomorrow >> all right, good. >>reporter: a little rough on the long island expressway. we'll talk about that when we come back. the time 5:56. still ahead, breaking news, the search for a driver wanted in a deadly hit and run in astoria, we'll have a live report. plus a landmark ruling in new york's high court, weighing in on whether it's legal for parents to record their children's conversations. and could there be a link between acne and melanoma? find out what experts are saying about the cancer connection.
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it's 6:00, 49 degrees on this thursday, april 7th. some wet weather today. a chance of snow this weekend. we've got our eyes on the forecast for sure for you. we've got that coming up. good morning, i'm mary calvi >> i'm dick brennan in for chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather
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first, here's your morning news to go. >> braz in astoria, queens. the search is on this morning for a driver in a deadly hit- and-run accident. a man was struck and killed while crossing the street and police say the driver just kept on going. we will head live to the scene coming up. and we want to find a way to create a space where people can continue to apply their trade and express themselves. >> they are hurting our families and jobs. >> a costume controversy. the city council expected to vote on a plan today to regulate costumed characters and other panhandlers in times square. this comes after growing complaints about aggressive requests for tips, but not everyone supports the plan. [ chanting ] >> i love these people! these are my people! >> protesters and supporters in a standoff at a massive donald trump rally on long island. police trying to keep both crowds under control. coming up what happened when demonstrators tried to get inside the event. >>reporter: you take no
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that they purchased from you and have gotten sick or have died? >> all we could do is make sure they're visibly healthy when they leave >> cbs 2's hazel sanchez confronts the other than of a controversial new jersey pet store, vincent lasacco says he hasn't done anything wrong despite police discovering 67 puppies crammed in cold cages inside a transport van he owns. still ahead, why lasacco is blaming officers for the cold conditions >> it was a good ruling for people who care about the rights of children. >> opportunity to abuse this decision is very, very real. >> listening to your kids' conversations is now a legal issue. new york's highest court makes a landmark rule whg it comes to eavesdropping on your children, but some say it's a slippery slope. and social media went wild after actress charlize theron says she has trouble getting acts roles because she's too beautiful. find out what some are saying this morning on twitter in
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let's get to weather and traffic on the 2s. >> i know how that goes. [ laughter ] >> thank goodness, lonnie quinn is even cuter. i mean, that saves me because he -- you know, he's working out. i tell you what's going to get a workout today is your umbrella. remember that? yeah. we've got that in the works and we've got wind that we're dealing with as well. you don't need the heavy garb, it's going to be milder today. kyla was saying it just felt so good to step outside and not be assaulted by the temperatures. we're at 53 in the city right now, but this is the menu. you've got this -- well, it's an area of low pressure and a trailing front, so we deal with that. the south wind pumps up the numbers, but we're going to be dealing with rain as early as lunchtime west of the city. then it fills in with those isolated thunderstorms possible this afternoon and tonight before we see some cooler conditions for your friday. so have that rain gear and watch out for the wind too. and you gotta watch out for a busy commute. kyla is in for alex. >>reporter: yes.
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you do have to watch out. we have trouble spots this morning. we start in berkeley heights where a tractor-trailer fire has the right lane blocked on route 78 eastbound between exit 43 and 44. now, you're taking a look at some pictures sent into us from chopper dan, dan rice, a friend of cbs 2. earlier we had delays right back to exit 45 because of the full closure, but that's going to start to ease out now. but unfortunately still a little trouble there. then let's head to jericho investigation. it has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. look at all of that traffic starting to pile up this. is at route 1067. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning and we're starting to see a little rubbernecking on the westbound side, so we're getting delays there back to about exit 45. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. take it easy out there. dick and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. now to breaking news in queens, police say a man has been mowed down in astoria and left to die >> now the search is on for the
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us live from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: well, dick, it happy right -- it happened right here in what is a very busy intersection, 21st street and 30th road here in astoria. and you'll notice that crossing 21st there is no crosswalk. there is no crosswalk light. and this is precisely where police tell us that 45-year-old man was walking across the street when he was hit by that vehicle that did not stop, leaving him in the street to die. police telling us that that car was heading southbound on 21st street around 11:00 last night when that crash happened. people who live in the area say it is not uncommon for drivers to be speeding through this intersection. >> certain nights, sometimes cars come flying down here, people have been trying to get a traffic light over there, but it hasn't happened. >> it's a moral intersection for this to be happening. like there's no speed limits and everything is just getting pretty out of hand over here.
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a 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at elmhurst hospital overnight. his name has not yet been released. police at this hour are searching for the driver of the car that struck him. right now they say that it is described as a dark colored sedan. anyone who has any information is asked to contact the nypd. reporting live this morning from astoria, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> all right, janelle, thanks very much. happening today, getting the times square painted ladies and costumed characters under control. >> the full city council votes on a bill to restrict them to specific areas. the council committee approved it yesterday. cbs 2's andrea grimes has more live from times square. andrea. >>reporter: well, dick and mary, last month's spiderman, one of the spidermen and a taurus were arrested for fighting over a $1 at this tip. that is just one of the examples why supporter says this bill needs to pass later today. on the other side, though, opoanlts say examples like that are not the norm and they deserve to earn a living.
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free reign to roam times square like they do now if this legislation becomes law. the bill new york city councilmembers will vote on today would give the city department of transportation like they do now if this legislation becomes law. the bill new york city councilmembers will vote on today would give the city department of transportation power to create restricted zones for them and others looking for tips. this comes after numerous complaints from pes about aggressive panhandling, fights over tips and even arrests. the d.o.t. commissioner spoke at a hearing last week. >> some people are feeling that they are getting unwanted and aggressive solicitations and we want to find a way to create a space where people can continue to apply their trade and express themselves and perform but tourists and others walking through the space can do so in a way they don't feel they're being impinged upon. >>reporter: several of the characters have argued they have a constitutional right to be here and earn a living. sometimes ticket sellers are also concerned the legislation could put them out of business if they're also eventually restrictd to certain areas. sawl lenaras told us he recently sold tour bus tickets here for two years >> they're hurting our families >> this is times square. we're not asking to go to bethesda fountain in central park and sell tickets. >>reporter: tourists also say they have a right to walk through here without being harassed. and that city council vote is scheduled for later this afternoon. if it does pass and the mayor then signs it into law, the city is hoping to get these zones set up by late may or june, but that would be the fast track. reporting live this morning in times square, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news >> an dree, a thank you. to campaign 2016, republican presidential candidate trurs tours a matzah bakery and donald trump is out west after a big rally on long island last night which attracted both supporters and protesters. [ chanting ] >> the event took place in bethpage at the old grummon facility.
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the pro- and anti-trump sides apart. inside a crowd estimated at 10,000 filled the building and heard trump deliver a familiar message. >> we are going to have a strong border! we are going to build the wall! >>reporter: what do you like about him? >> everything. >>reporter: everything? >> build a wall, everything that he says he's got a valid point. >> demonstrators were escorted out several times and there were two arrests. on the democratic side, hillary clinton campaigns in colorado and ohio today. she and rival bernie sanders spent yesterday looking for support in pennsylvania. the state will hold its primary april 26th. clinton ramped up her attacks on sanders one day after his win in the wisconsin primary. >> i am concerned that some of his ideas just won't work because the numbers don't add up. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the diastrous war in iraq.
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>> clinton leez the delegate count with 1,748. sanders has 1,052. it is now 6:09. coming up a disturbing reminder, a gun scare in a school district still reeling from a mass shooting. plus is it okay for parents to eavesdrop on their children?
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landmark ruling. we're back with a commuter
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an accident investigation has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. this is at route 1067. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. kyla will have much more in just a moment. first let's get to john elliot with traffic an weather on the 2s >> thank you, mary. my concern is going to be the afternoon commute where we have the potential for heavy rain, a few isolated thunderstorms and possibility of some gusty winds. that could actually really mess you up along the shore, 40 to 50 mile per hour wind gusts. around the area, still hanging onto the 40s and low 40s up through parts of the hudson valley, but really not too bad, so much better than we have been. 52 for the north shore, 51 out there in riverhe. and i want to focus real quickly on the jersey shore. john has 54, but already looking at gusts picking up to about 25 miles an hour. that is going to be the concern later today. south jersey, jersey shore into the city and long island as well. national weather service has posted a wind advisory, kicks in this morning.
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see those winds fill in this afternoon and it's through tonight at 8:00 p.m. so just be mindful of that. like you don't have enough to deal with already today with the heavy rain. but watch the tide cycles this afternoon and tonight too. this is the view from the empire state building. scanning the skies, oh, yeah, clouds filling in, not those pretty sunrise shots we shared yesterday. we've got clouds in the city and 53. winds are variable at 6. mild numbers through cranberry, down to toms river. some hanging onto cooler air right there. that's the exception, not the rule. in the city by lunchtime, you're already at 58. so that's the normal high. try to even squeeze a degree or two more out of this south/southeast wind, up to 60 for a high. but by this afternoon, if the kids are in school, after- school activities wet likely and could see an isolated thunderstorm. 5:00 that drive home is going to be challenging. you've got the wind and rain. now, there will be some breaks, but that south wind does give
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92 and 21 your extremes for the day. sun is up 6:29. not going to see much of it. sun sets at 7:27. we're waiting for the real heavy rain to fill in. that's this afternoon. could see some scattered showers, some evidence of that right now just off the jersey shore right there around ocean county. but this fills in this afternoon, and then we see it clear up by friday midday. that does bode well for the mets. it'll be cooler, though. that first pitch around 48 degrees, and then 50 a high. then saturday is messy, rain giving way to snow and the colder afternoon. and then still cold for your sunday. more april showers first part of next week. it's been a busy commute, and there's more of the same, right, kyla? >>reporter: yeah, urn fortunately, things just keep -- unfortunately things just keep heating up. jim is in news chopper 2. he's high above it all. jim, what can you tell us about this accident investigation? >>reporter: we're over the eastbound side of route 78 in berkeley heights.
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it happened shortly after exit 41, the fire has been extinguished. now, the highway was shut down completely. we now have one lane open, the left lane is open passing through the area, again, in berkeley heights. we are seeing traffic now backed up for about four to five miles, the delays begin in warren around exit 36. and keep this in mind, if you can get down to route 22, that will work much better as an alternate. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> thank you so much, jim. now, as mary mentioned, we also have another problem going on in jericho. we've got an accident investigation that has all lanes blocked eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. take a look at this. this is most likely going to stay closed for most of the morning commute. eastbound delays stretch back to jericho turnpike an we've got the looky lous on the other side, so delays now on the westbound side are back to the northern state parkway. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. deep breaths, everybody. we'll get you there, just get there safely. dick an mary, back to you >> kyla, thank you.
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york's highest course in a case on long island, parents may now secretly record their child's phone conversations in certain situations. >> but critics say the ruling could be abused. cbs 2's carolyn gustaf reports. >>reporter: in this merrick apartment in 2008, a merciless beating of a 6-year-old at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. anthony bottle an amenti, a body builder accused of whipping the first grader with this weight lifting belt: helpless child's screams caught on audiotape recorded in an open phone line by the boy's biological father. that recording just ruled admissible by new york's highest court. >> it was a good ruling for people who care about the rights of children. >>reporter: nassaud.a. madeline singus says parents who now reasonably believe it's in their child's best interest may record a conversation secretly. that's an exception to new york law that requires consent of at least one person in a recorded conversation. >> it's tremendously important
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can protect their children. it's very limited in its scope. >> the opportunity to abuse this decision is very, very real. >>reporter: the attorney to defended bottle-amenti set as dangerous precedent, saying more kids will be used as pawns and bugging will become the norm in ugly divorce. >> it's going to be prevalent in divorce cases to use your child as a secret recording device for your ex. >>reporter: and can parents now eavesdrop on teen? >> i don't think that's, like, right because you're violating privacy. >>reporter: d.a. singus says the ruling sets specific criteria. >> you have to demonstrate that a child needs this sort of protection. so it's not a free for all. >>reporter: the attorney who argued the case in front of the new york court of appeals calls the ruling a bad decision and suggests it could go further to the u.s. supreme court. in mineola, long island, carolyn gusoff, cbs 2 news. the man at the center of the nassau county case was as
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in prison for assaulting the child. a newtown middle school teacher is facing charges this morning for bringing a gun to school. 46-year-old jason adams is charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds. it is the same connecticut town that was the site of one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. he's been placed on administrative leave penning the investigation. police say adams is a registered gun owner. a mount vernon man goes on trial in westchester county today for a fifth time. sewan days is charged in the 1996 murder of 79-year-old archie harris of east chester and his home health aide. two days of trials ended in hung juries, two convictions were overturned. it's now 6:19. up next what charlize theron said about beauty and hollywood that sent twitter into an uproar. and turkey troubles in bergen county could soon be solved. how the town officials are
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[ screaming ] you know that might be me. officials in teaneck, new jersey say they'll now employ air horns to address their turkey troubles. wild turkeys have been throughout the town just chasing residents, damaging cars and even breaking into one house. >> as john says, beaking into homes, right? >> the record newspaper says the town is now planning to hand out 20 air horns to affected residents.
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also working to just relocate those birds which might help. >> what a great way to do that. just hear those air horns all the time, right? >> sometimes they don't move. they don't move. they just sit there looking at you. >> tough old birds. >> well, it's mating season. >> is that right? >> a bird's gotta do what a bird's gotta do. >> thanks for sharing, john. here's what's flying your way. and they don't fly that well. here's what's headed your way. we've got wet weather in the works. it's mild. numbers around the area right now feeling so much better than the last few mornings. 53 in the city, 39 in wayne. that's the only cool reading we have out there. we'll see a few showers this morning, but then the main rain event is this afternoon. so it's definitely soggy. the concern too for those gusty winds. they'll intensify this afternoon. looks better for the met's home opener around 49, and then another colder system brings that rain/snow chance back on saturday. >> a little water on the roads means it takes a little longer, right, kyla? >>reporter: right. doing okay weather wise on the
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unfortunately that's not stopping from problems happening this morning. we start in berkeley heights. an earlier tractor-trailer fire leaves one lane open on 78 eastbound, that's between exits 43 and 44. jim smith in chopper 2 confirmed we have a b a four to five-mile delay back to exit 36. so you're going to want to stick with route 22 as an alternate. just want to thank chopper dan, dan rice for sending in these pictures. he tweeted them this morning as that fire was happening. let's head to jericho where we have an accident investigation. you can see the traffic, man. look at all of that. it has all lanes block on the east l.i.e. at route 167. nypd says this could remain closed for most of the morning. eastbound delays back to jericho turnpike and we have rubbernecking delays on the the westbound side back to the northern state parkway. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick and mary, back to you. a little tough this morning >> thank you, kyla. a rough night for the knicks and the bats come alive for the yanks >> otis has your cbs 2 news sports update. >> good morning, everybody.
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that's a battle for third place in the division. the yankees finish up their three-game series with the astros. at the ballpark yesterday a cornucopia of runs. brie an mccann a two-run. starling caps off the inning with an rbi single. michael peneda gives up five in twtnd, fourth on this george springer grand slam, just like that it's 6-5. starling castro a 3-run home ner twtnd and mark texiera another three-run shot in the 3rd. the bombers live up to their nickname and crush the astros 16-6. walker returns to new york and kills the knicks, 34 points and the hornet's 111-97 victory. i'm otis livingston and that's your cbs 2 sports update. in cbs 2's "talker" is being pretty a bad thing? >> and the masters golf tournament begins today. you can watch the final two rounds right here on cbs 2. but before that came yesterday's
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showcase for the hole in one. incredibly nine scored in just one day. that's a record. at one point justin thomas on the left and rickey fowler on the right had -- what? are you kidding me? back-to-back holes in one on the 4th? but the biggest roar from the crowd was for a ledge gen, 80- year-old gary player recorded his fourth career ace, the most all time. i'll probably be 80 before i record my first. >> so actress charlize theron is likely not getting much sympathy this morning, but instead is under fire for complaining about the woas of being too beautiful. >> the oscar winner tells gq there are few roles for the gorgeous, gown-wearing eight- foot models. >> she goes on to lament that her beauty has been blamed for lost acting roles. twitters users weren't having it. charlize theron says being a gorgeous actor is hard.
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>> rox anne says i get what my beloved charlize is saying, but i volunteer to be too pretty for hollywood. >> she is gorgeous. but she's won for roles where she didn't play the gorgeous one. >> it's really so hard being beautiful, it really is. >> poor charlize. coming up at 6:30, police search for a deadly hit-and-run driver in queens. also ahead, a daredevil motorcyclist run from police, but they caught up with him online. and this. >> i'm not denying that people have bought dogs and they've gotten sick >> a new jersey pet store owner facing hundreds of counts of animal abuse attempts to
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the news continues after this. we're looking at temperatures in the 50s. nice change. 6:30 on this thursday, april 7th. rain on the way, potential for snow this weekend. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. also: >> you know, lyin' ted cruz came today. he couldn't draw 100 people. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted -- >> battle for the white house, and no one is safe. thousands showed up at trump's
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sanders attacks hillary clinton's qualifications. first the hunt is on for a driver who left a pedestrian to die on a queens street. good morning, i'm dick brennan in for chris wragge >> and i'm mary calvi. we're following breaking news in queens. police say a 45-year-old man is now dead after being mowed down by a hit-and-run driver. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene. janelle. >>reporter: yeah, mary, that man's family waking up to that devastating news this morning. we are standing right where the collision happened. you can see just how busy this intersection can get at 21st and 30th road here in astoria. that collision happening around 11:00 last night. police were out here for hours processing the scene where they say the 45-year-old man was crossing 21st street when a car heading southbound on 21st hit him and kept going, leaving him in the street to die. people who live around here say this intersection can be
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uncommon to see cars speeding right through this intersection. >> certain nights, sometimes cars come flying down here, people have been trying to get a traffic light over here, but it hasn't happened. >> it's a normal intersection for this to be happening. there's no speed limits and everything is just getting pretty out of hand over here. >>reporter: yeah. there is no crosswalk or no crosswalk light here where the accident happened. that 45-year-old victim, he was later pronounced dead at elmhurst hospital. this morning police are looking for the driver of a dark colored sedan. anyone with any information urged to contact the np npped. reporting live this morning from astoria, queens, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> thanks, janelle. it is 6:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john is here. >> thank you, dick. we do see rain in the forecast for your day today and windy conditions as well. then after a warmup, a one-day deal, we'll see cool air take
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53, very mild in the city right now. that's warmer than we were yesterday afternoon and the afternoon before that and the afternoon before that. some showers start to fill in this morning, more widespread coverage of the rain, heavy at times this afternoon. and by then the wind has intensified as well. lunchtime you're already at 58, almost 60. 60 the anticipated high. but, remember, you need the rain gear, watch out for that wind. that will impact visibility. coming up we'll take a look at how many potential centimeters of snow we'll see this weekend. it is metric system day and we'll have some more fun with the calendar too. right now, though, it's not a whole lot of fun getting around, is it, kyla? >>reporter: i'll tell you. i'm trying, but it isn't a lot of fun. let's talk about the problems we have out there. we start in berkeley heights where an earlier tractor- trailer fire leaves only one lane open on route 78 eastbound between exits 43 and 44. jim smith in chopper 2 confirms that we have about a four to five-mile delay back to exit 36. definitely want to stick with route 22 as an alternate.
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for sending these photos in. he tipped them to me this morning, when the fire just broke out earlier. then we head to jericho where an accident investigation has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. on route 1067. you can see all of that traffic there. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. eastbound delays back to jericho turnpike, and we have some rubbernecking going on on the westbound side. so a little bit of traffic also there back to the northern state parkway. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. and if you're headed to the airport, all is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. dick, back to you >> all right, kyla, thanks very much. breaking news, jim smith in chopper 2 over the scene of a fire on the upper east side. jim. >>reporter: yeah. it is a two-alarm fire along second avenue between 95th and 94th streets. we understand the fire was burning in the walls of the building. we were able to see some smoke coming out of the roof earlier. that appears to have died down at this point. no injuries have been reported.
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scene trying to get the fire officially under control. second avenue is shut down now between 96th and 93rd streets as a result of all the fire department activity. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news >> all right, jim, thanks very much. happening today, the full city council votes on a bill to restrict times square cakierer and paint ladies to -- characters and painted ladies to specific areas. >> the council approved the plan yesterday. cbs 2's andrea grimes has more live from times square. andrea. >>reporter: dick and mary, this is certainly a very controversial issue that's garnered lots of opinions on both sides for the last several months. now, the bill that the new york city council will vote on later this afternoon would give the city department of transportation the power to create restricted zones for painted ladies, costumed characters and others in times square looking for tips. this comes after numerous complaints from pedestrians and tourists about adwressive panhandling -- aggressive panhandling, fights over tips and even arrests. several argue they have the legal right to be here. some ticket sellers are also
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them out of business if they're eventually also restricted. the d.o.t. commissioner spoke at a hearing last week. >> some people are feeling that they're getting unwanted an aggressive solicitations and we want to find a way to create a space where people can continue to apply their trade and express themselves and perform, but tourists and others walking through this space can do so in a way that they don't feel they're being impinged upon >> this is times square. we're not asking to go to bethesda fountain in central park and sell tickets. >>reporter: now, if this does pass the city council later today and the mayor signs it into law, the city is hoping to have these zones in effect by the end of may or june, but that would be the fast track. again, the city council is expected to vote on this later this afternoon. reporting live this morning in times square, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news. >> an dree, a thank you. to campaign 2016 now, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton campaigns in colorado and ohio today. she and rival bernie sanders
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support in pennsylvania. the state will hold its primary april 26th, a week after the new york primary. clinton ramped up her attacks on sanders one day after his win in wisconsin. >> i am concerned that some of his ideas just won't work because the numbers don't add up. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the diastrous war in iraq! >> clinton leads the delegate count with 1,748. sanders has 1,052. on the republican side, both donald trump and ted cruz also had campaign events in the city. cruz visited the park chester section of the bronx and donald trump held a big rally on long island. the event took place in bethpage at the old grummon facility. a crowd estimated at 10,000 heard trump deliver a familiar message. >> we are going to have a
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>>reporter: what do you like about him? >> everything. build a wall, everything that he says he's got a valid point. >> protesters were escorted out of the event several times and outside the venue pro- and anti-trump demonstrators shouted past a line of police forces. rivals ted cruz and john kasich both hold campaign events in brooklyn today. new this morning, a female suspect is wanted in a stabbing yesterday at a brooklyn subway station. this morning police released these images, hoping someone can identify her. the violence broke out at the ralph avenue station in bedford- stuyvesant shortly after 6:00 p.m. investigators say a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach. he was rushed to kings county hospital. he is expected to be okay. police in new jersey say they used social media to track down the rider whom they say led them on a high speed chase months ago. [ engine noise ] >> pa chronic police say 28- year-old anthony delgro took this video with his helmet cam back in december.
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town at speeds topping 140 miles per hour, zooming past police who tried to stop him. investigators say they found darago after he posted video of the ride to social media. he's charged with eluding police and resisting arrest. and happening now, lane closures continue on the northbound henry hudson parkway this morning. two lanes are closed from 110th street to 127th street as crews make emergency repairs to a retaining wall. the lanes will reopen in about 20 minutes at 7:00 this morning. late last night the closures brought traffic to a standstill on the parkway. work will continue overnights through sunday. it's now 6:39. coming up a suspicious fire jumps across state borders and prompts evacuations out west. and this: >> it's not illegal or inhumane, nor unsafe. >> a pet store owner accused of leaving dozens of puppies crammed inside a van, but he says he did nothing wrong. plus acne can be embarrassing and annoying, but now there's a deadly disease
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let us help grow your company's tomorrow - today - at business.ny.gov a wildfire that started in arizona wednesday morning has jump the colorado river and crossed into california. officials say it's already burned at least 1,200 acres. two rv parks in california were evacuated. the cause is still under investigation, but one fire official says it's considered suspicious. firefighters are still battling the fire. so far no reports of any injuries. at 6:42, let's talk traffic and weather on the 2s. we've got a slow go this morning and we've got some rain on the way. >> my concern is going to be this afternoon.
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gusty winds, that will slow things down as well. >> thunderstorms. >> yeah, isolated thunderstorms. so watch out for that this afternoon. but the wait is over. it's here in addition to being beer day, it is also international beaver day. coffee cake day and no housework day. so you enjoy that. you don't have to do any housework today. but we are going to be working to avoid the nasty weather this afternoon. in the city right now it's a wait-and-see game. clouds overhead and rain on the way. that rain rolls in this afternoon. if you're going to do your skating, got to get that in this morning because it's going to be a little challenging this afternoon. 53, winds are variable at 6. wind will play more of a role this afternoon too. numbers compared to yesterday, it's 23 degrees warmer than it was this time yesterday. yesterday we were at 30 degrees in the city. we're at 53 right now. that wind advisory kicks in in just a few, but the wind will intensify this afternoon. 40 to 50 mile per hour wind gusts. these numbers, well, it's a south wind, so you're at 60 by
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when we're dealing with the potential for an isolated thunderstorm. quiet right now, but you see the rain waiting to roll through. as far as potential totals, well, you're looking at anywhere from half an inch to over an inch of rain with this event. now, that rain will serve to keep the pollen numbers down. but they race back into the weekend. saturday, though, that's the chance where we see some accumulating snow in the area as well. so, yeah, from spring to winter just like that. from fast to slow, just like that too, right, kyla? >>reporter: indeed. this morning we're seeing quite a bit of that, a lot of slowing down. let's start in berkeley heights where an earlier tractor- trailer fire leaves only one lane open on route 78 eastbound. that's between exits 43 and 44. our pictures here sent in earlier from chopper dan. he tweeted them to me. now, jim smith in chopper 2 confirmed that we have about a four to five-mile delay back to exit 36. definitely stick with route 22 as your alternate there.
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an accident investigation has been causing all kiens of trouble this morning. it has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. you're taking a look at this live picture here, and you can see those delays right now, they are back to jericho turnpike. and you've got people slowing down to take a look at what's going on on the westbound side. so they've got some delays as well back tot northern state parkway. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. several people who work with children have been arrested as part of a major child porn bust. a teacher and a bus driver are among 16 men arrested in the sting announced yesterday. police say 36-year-old thomas guzzi, a fifth grade teacher was among those charged. he works at the winslow elementary school in vineland. investigators say guzzi had more than 100 files of child pornography on his personal computer. >> he was involved in drama productions, involving children
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their adviser and stage manager. >> and 55-year-old eugene tristan, a bus driver for the sparta school district is also facing charges. he's accused of viewing child porn during his breaks. both men face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. a pet shop owner says he's done nothing wrong despite what was found behind his store in paramus, new jersey. early monday police discovered an unattended van, inside 67 puppies, crammed into cages and covered in filth. some had no food or water. police say the temperature in the van was just 38 degrees. the shop owner showed us an identical van he uses. he says the dogs were safe and partially blames the cold van on police. >> they were in a customized van that was fully insulated and fully heated. the temperature wasn't taken until the door was opened for who knows how long. >> as for all the feces, lasacco says it's because the puppies got scared when the van was being pulled onto a flatbed
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bergen county prosecutors are investigating. dealing with acne can be frustrating and embarrassing, but can it be deadly? >> a new study says there may be a cancer connection. cbs 2's cindy shu reports. >>reporter: for many acne is another unpleasant aspect of their teen years. >> it started off as a red spot and gradually get bigger. >> i felt it was the end of the world. >> when they burst, they leave marks, big, red, embarrassing and hard to cover up. >>reporter: but now certain acne sufferers may also be at risk of developing cancer later in life. a recent study found an increased possibility of melanoma for certain acne sufferers. it may not be related to the acne itself, but the cause of the acne in the first place. >> when you have excess acne, you probably have excess hormones as well. >>reporter: researchers follow add group of 1,000 nurses for 20 years years starting in 1989. they watched for different types of cancer, including melanoma and took note of any
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acne, the kind with cysts and boils. >> of those 100,000, around 350 ended up developing melanoma. that's about a 1 1/2 times higher rate than you'd expect. >>reporter: allison santhouse is a physician's assistant at the new york dermatology center who agrees that in some cases excess hormones can stimulate and change the appearance of moles. >> we already know that the more moles somebody has, the higher risk they are of developing a melanoma in the future. so young women who have a history of acne may already and the study shows they already have an increased number of moles and that is most likely the link. >>reporter: and she says it's imperative to be vigilant about watching for changes on your skin >> anyone who has an increased number of moles may want to get checked six months or eight months or a little more frequently. >>reporter: and sandhouse adds, no matter what, sun protection should always be a priority >> the same things we always suggest, sunscreen, spf30 and
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sunscreen. >>reporter: researchers are now advancing their study and looking into whether altering the hormones may reduce the overall cancer risk. 6:48. still ahead a warning. >> i have a crushing neck ache. i've never had these symptoms before >> ticks are coming out of hibernation and they're carrying dangerous diseases. what you need to look out for. first otis has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone. yankees hammer the astros 16-6. the knicks got beat by the hornets 111-97 and the nets got rocked by the wizards 121-10 threevment coming up tonight islanders and rangers battle for third place in the division. devils host the lightning and the yankees finish up their
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the 40s. and then sunday it's a cold breeze, but some of the model data streaming in now for the potential event on saturday into sunday morning, and they're cranking out five inches of snow for parts of the area. that's on saturday. again, these are early model runs, but just something to look forward to this weekend. hey, what do you have to look forward to as far as the ride, kyla? >>reporter: oh, i'm looking at those numbers. okay. we do have some trouble with traffic an let's get to it. in fact, jim smith is in chopper 2 over the long island expressway with the latest on what's happening there. jim. i think we may have lost that feed. jim, do we have you? >>reporter: 42, that has been ongoing since about -- >>reporter: okay. so that is an accident investigation having all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. at route 1067. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning and
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jericho turnpike. people also slowing down on the westbound side and that is starting to cause some delays back to the northern state parkway. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. dick and mary, back to you >> kyla, thanks very much. ticks are coming out of hibernation therl year thanks to the weather and it's raising concerns about lyme disease. >> the new york state health department says ticks are now active which means you must be on the lookout for bites. the cdc says 3thrirtsz people are dgsed with lyme disease each year. it's -- are diagnosed with lyme disease each year. one woman with the disease is hoping to raise awareness. >> i couldn't breathe, i felt really short of breath. vi a crushing neck ache. i've never had these symptoms before. i take a shower, have a white towel around me, notice a bull's eye. >> dana says she has to take long-term antibiotic treatments for lyme disease and is now doing well. let's check in with "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell and charlie rose join us with a preview. good morning, guys. >>reporter: good morning.
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here's what you need to know before you go. police say a 45-year-old man is now dead after being mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in queens. it happened near the intersection of 30th road and 21st street about 11:00 last night in astoria. police say they're looking for a dark colored sedan. police have released new images of the female subject in a stabbing at a brooklyn subway station. it happened at the ralph avenue station in bedford-stuyvesant. investigators say a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach. he was rushed to kings county hospital. he is expected to be okay. the full new york city council votes today on a
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costumed characters and painted ladies in times square. a council committee approved a bill yesterday. it allows creation of pedestrian plazas to limit the characters and ladies to specific zones. campaigning continues here in new york ahead of the april 19th presidential primary. republican candidate ted cruz tours a plaza bakery in coney island. john kasich attends a veterans town hall event in park slope. last night frontrunner donald trump held a huge rally in bethpage, long island. let's go to kyla for a final look at traffic. >>reporter: all right. we are still busy. jericho an accident investigation has all lanes blocked on the eastbound l.i.e. and you can see the traffic there as you take a look at the left side of your screen. this is at route 1067. nassau p.d. says this could remain closed for most of the morning. so eastbound delays now all the way back to jericho turnpike. and we even have people slowing down on the westbound side. so some delays there back to the northern state parkway. alternate side parking is in effect today citywide. john. tell you what, plan on t. we'll see changing weather
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it starts nice and mild, but then we see those showers rolling through. you can see them well to the west. possibility of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. 60 you're finally above-normal high. it's a one-day deal. cool friday. another system brings a chance of rain and snow on saturday. staying below normal on sunday. april showers back monday. keep the rain gear handy later today. >> all right, john, thanks very much. we'll have another check on news and weather in 25 minutes >> thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi >> i'm dick brennan. "cbs this morning" is next. have a great morning. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, april 7th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." bernie sanders slams hillary clinton as unqualified to be president. and the big apple fights back at

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