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good afternoon. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. and we are following breaking news in manhattan. >> emergency crews are on the scene of a steampipe break in midtown. shutting down a busy midtown intersection, near central park. cbs 2's hazel sanchez is live with an update for us. hazel? >> reporter: yeah. there was a pretty intimidating scene out here, with huge clouds of steam, right over west of the 8th street behind me, between 6th avenue and 7th avenue. but the department of environmental protection shut off the water pipe that was leaking and caused the conditions. so the situation is now under control.
amazing video, sent in by our viewers. witnesses tell us they saw steam pouring out from under the street, onto west 58t street, between 6th and 7th avenue. s. -- avenues, between 10:00 this morning. they tell us a water main leak caused a reaction with a high- pressure steampipe. massive plumes of steam fill the air. they quickly located the water main leak and shut off that water main. explosion. as you can see, it would be a lot worse, if there was an actual explosion. but again, we're dealing with high-pressure steam that is in the street here in manhattan. and just some water that might surround the pipe and not compromise it, would create a small steam condition, which it did. >> was it scary? >> yeah. it was pretty scary. because i didn't know what was going on. so i started recording, and they started telling people to
and then they blocked it off. but yeah, it was a bit scary. >> reporter: the leak did cause the street to buckle. right now, west 58th street, between 6th and 7th avenues is shut down until they make repairs here. but they don't can't do any repairs until they check for water, gas and electricity. there were no evacuations. but at this point, anybody who out. and no one is allowed in. that's the latest here, hazel sanchez. a pilot and passenger survived after the small plane they were in crashed in a long then it caught on fire. they are both in the hospital this noon. and now, we have new information from cbs 2's magdalena doris, who spoke exclusively to the pilot's family. >> thank god, he's alive.
>> scott clifford has not spoken to people yet,still groggy, after his single-engine plane fell from the sky sunday night. injuries. >> he had two lithium titanium rods put in his legs over here. ribs. >> reporter: 34 yearly clifford bought the plane just one month ago and was visiting with family on long aisle. last night, just after 7:00 p.m., he took off from bay port aerodome, with his passenger, 55-year-old mike rome, heading back to upstate new york, where they both live. clifford tried to turn the plane around at the first sign of trouble. but the plane went down, crashing enjoya residential neighborhood, -- into a residential neighborhood. the aircraft careening into a utility pole, landing on the pavement. >> the engine died and luckily, he didn't hit any houses. and that he's alive. >> reporter: clifford and rome were stuck in the burning
volunteer firefighters showed up. >> they're trying to get the i pi lot out. it is a full plane on fire. >> they tried to cut him out. people hosed down the plane and saved their lives. >> the men were airlifted to the hospital. today, scott clifford is in serious condition. his passenger, mike rome, received 30 stitches to his head. both men are expected to recover. judging by the wreckage, it could have been far worse. >> the fact that both occupants of the plane are alive is nothing short of a miracle. >> reporter: the pilot's family is planning to go back to the crash site to personally thank those who helped their son and his friend. magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> the faa is still investigating the cause of this crash. a rutgers student is dead and his roommate in critical condition, after a double shooting at the newark campus as police search for the killer. neighbors are dealing with the
cbs 2's raegan medgie has more. >> reporter: yellow tape blocked off this apartment. where a rutgers university student was shot and killed late last night. and another man, critically injured. >> very surprised. that's not the climate of this area at all. it's a very safe neighborhood. i barely lock my door. so i'm extremely surprised to hear anything like that. >> i believe a murder anywhere is shocking. >> reporter: a little before 10:00, rutgers student, 21-year- old shaunie patel of toms river, was shot inside his apartment on central avenue in downtown newark. also shot, his 23-year-old roommate, who graduated graduated from rutgers last year. the roommate's identity is not being released. but he's listed in critical condition at university hospital. then around 9:00 this morning, a handgun was found, a block away from the crime scene, here on bleaker street. right behind me, police aren't saying whether or not that handgun is related to the shooting.
and no arrests have been made. in newark, raegan medgie, cbs 2 news. >> there is a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. to campaign 2016, where the primary here in new york is just about a week away. 9595 delegates up for grabs for runnings. 291 on the democrat side. primary battleground state. the candidates are doing all they can to earn the support of new york voters. >> reporter: >> reporter: hillary clinton may be facing off against bernie sanders on next week's primary ballot, but it's donald trump, who she's firing at, in this new campaign ad, out today. >> he said we should punish women who get abortions. >> clinton pledged 258. locked for last week's mishap, on saturday night live. >> the new york subway is the
ow. it's been a while. >> bernie sanders, taking his campaign upstate in binghamton, this morning. ever optimistic. >> we have won eight out of the last nine caucuses. [ applause ] turns out that if we have a large voter turnout a week from tomorrow, we're going to win here in new york state. >> reporter: on the republican side, trump leads ted cruz by just over 200 pledge delegates. and while he's favored to win in new york, he will be getting the vote of his son eric, or daughter ivanka, neither registered in time for next week's primary. >> they feel very, very guilty. >> accusing ted cruz and the political system of conspiring against him in the del gate -- delegate count. >> we've got a corrupt system. it's not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. >> reporter: the texas senator, snapping back.
making america great again. but the real question is, do you understand the principles and values that made america great in the first place? >> reporter: ohio governor john kasich, third among gop delegates but second in new york primary polls, still hanging on to clinch as many delegates delegates he can. >> don't be trying to predict how many i'll have. i'm going to predict it and will be viable. >> reporter: kasich will be meeting voters in upstate new york today, as will donald trump. hillary clinton will be making stops along long island. her husband will be stumping in long island and queens. a man is going around robbing dunkin' donut shops. investigators released this surveillance picture of the suspect. the latest incident happened on sunrise highway in massapequa park. police say the man threatened
from the register. they also believe the same man is behind seven similar robberies since last month. and lower east side, police say police caught cameras behind a bar. these are the men who made their way over a week ago, and made off with around $3,000 worth of li84. -- liquor. one was a $2,000 bottle of cognac. hundreds of passengers got stuck during the morning commute. chopper 2 was over a stalled train this morning, as crews worked to fix a problem on the overhead line of the morris essex line. it was headed to hoboken when it could not continue. 400 passengers had to be off- loaded and put onto buses. chopper 2 was also over a house fire in rockland county. firefighters tried to put out hot spots as smoke poured from the roof just before 9:00 this morning. the second floor of the large home appears to have been destroyed.
damaged two buildings, leaving several families without a home. the yonkers deputy chief said the fire started in the basement of a church and quickly spread to a home next door. families living there had only moments to get out safely. >> i realized he told me he couldn't breathe no more. right now, the dog and all i can do is just grab everybody and run. >> reporter: the red cross is assisting five families, including seven children. no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. there is much more ahead here on cbs 2 news at noon. dangerous drivers. the new information on how some bus and truck drivers could put everyone on the highway at risk. plus this. bruce springsteen canceled his north carolina concert scheduled for yesterday over a controversial law. now, the backlash is growing. a few drops in gray skies today. week.
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>> reporter: ruthie allen was one of 35 passengers, injured, when this detroit-bound greyhound bus drove off an ohio interstate. the driver, allegedly blacked out. >> and i looked down. and i saw the bone in my thigh, protruding through my clothing. >> we're upside down. we just left off the junction in cincinnati. >> reporter: while the cras section is still being investigated, the driver said he was drinking coffee, started coughing and lost consciousness. no coughing is heard on the dashcam video. but just a few weeks before the crash, a department of transportation medical examiner suspected garrett might have sleep apmene -- apnea. if untreated, it disqualifies a driver from operating a vehicle like a bus. garrett got a 90-day waiver and was told to get tested.
>> he claimed that i had sleep apnea. >> reporter: instead, garrett went to his personal physician, dr. robert kunkle, also a d.o.t. examiner. he acknowledged the d.o.t. suspicion. but said that he failed to get this referral to get a sleep test. >> if duane garrett would have told you that he was referred for a sleep test, would that have changed your opinion? >> it certainly would have helped out. >> a court test ultimately dietiond him with -- diagnosed him with sleep apnea. our investigation found drivers left off dangerous information, which the driver is expected to be truthful. a review of report the reports found there were 398 commercial vehicle accidents, involving medical conditions.
>> it's a temptation to not fully disclose your ailments for fear that you might not pass the exam. >> reporter: two years after the accident in that ohio corn field, allen is still struggling with devastating injuries. >> you're allowing this person who could possibly kill people, drive a weapon. on the highway. and it's just not right. >> the d.o.t. says safety is its top priority. and it is illegal to fraudulently obtain a medical certificate. state lawmakers pass a controversial new law, limiting legal protections for lgbt people. thousands of bruce springsteen fans are receiving refunds after the singer canceled a concert there sunday night. the move comes after the state passed a bill limiting for lgbt and requiring transgender to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth. >> it protects our children
rest rooms and to be able to go to the locker rooms without having to worry, or having parents worry that they're being accompanied by those of a different sex. >> in a statement, springsteen said it is the strongest means i have for raising my voice in opposition for those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards. paypal also scrapped plans to open a new facility in the state that would have created 400 jobs. time nois -- is now 12:16. still ahead here at noon. a man refused boarding a flight. >> they were all judging me because of my weight. >> why he was told to get off a plane for sitting in his assigned seat.
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could not buy another seat. so he said he was kicked off the plane. >> they were all judging me. like you're being thrown offer the plane because you can't fit. that's what i was thinking as i was going down the aisle. >> he said united has apologized and he was booked on another flight later that day. time for your exclusive cbs 2 forecast. john elliott. temperatures are going to be warming up, apparently. but that comes up with precipitation. >> but you really do need the rain. really better chance for significant rain into your tuesday. let's see what the weather watchers are doing. 55 for long island. it's a little warmer in parts of staten island. 60. this isn't bad. and we have a few more readings of 60, heading way up north. well, there's some variety. 46. mark and jeanine demartin. looks like the plants that survive the subfreezing temps
but many are lamenting the fact that their plants are thirsty. so trying to get more in. this is wally, the we chuck -- the woodchuck. wally is not a pet. but it is national pet day. website. check out the skies by looking out our weather window. we appreciate you spending lunch with us. we have gray skies in the city. 55. southwest wind in ally. that's warming us up. and that will be the case. look at that. belmar. 61. hamptons, just 50. monticello, still hanging onto the 30s. so we have this pocket of cool air. slowly over the next few days, we'll get rid of that. these compare to yesterday at lunch. anywhere from 4 to almost 20 degrees. close to normal. 58. i think we can do that. 60 is the new normal. 84 and 24 your records. sun sets at 7:32. pollen, a bit of an issue.
of headache that you're dealing with. ask that is going to be sticking around this weekend. it's a sign of the season. it's a light rain. there's another bag that will flirt with part of our area. this is very light rain. but you can see, the rest of this stretches all the way down into parts of texas. it will ride along that front. and here's how the models are handling it. it's relatively uneventful today. but by tomorrow morning, there's the better coverage of that rain with some embedded heavier rain. that holds together and pushes through. tomorrow is a busier day, particularly in the morning. and then we see an improvement into the afternoon and evening. and then clearing skies. models, a little more aggressive with this now. on average, i'd say, half an inch to an inch of rain. the period being -- or the busy period, really being the first part of your tuesday. hey, and then those numbers are nice and springy. thursday into friday. upper 50s, low 60s, and dryer conditions.
coming up on cbs 2 news at 5:00. saving pets lives with a camera. one photographer's mission to get animals out of shelters and into homes. there is a new surveillance system in some mass transit cars that also hears everything. what is being done with your conversations. those stories and much more tonight on cbs 2 beginning at 5:00. the search is on. it's under way for a toy dog that was launched into orbit but didn't return. sam, the toy space dog, was attached to a helium balloon and sent into space. it was part of a science project. a go pro camera showed him over the scenes. the balloon reached an altitude of more than 15 miles above the earth before it popped. the camera, and the gps camera went up with him and plunged into the atmosphere. but there was no sign of sam. not yet at least. but -- >> keep on looking. incredible. >> makes his way back. >> that's it for us at noon.