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the tracks are being inspected for damage. looks like service is resuming. no, some inconvenience. service north of mount kisco all the way to wassaic on the harlem line is returning to normal as we speak. live in bedford hills, westchester county, lou young, cbs 2 news. now to more breaking news. a jetblue pilot accused of flying while drunk just walked out of the courtroom. alice gainer is live in downtown brooklyn with the details. >> reporter: dennis murphy just exited the federal courthouse here in brooklyn with his wife. he actually switched clothes with his father to try to throw the media off. he was arrested at his home this morning in new jersey. last april the jeff jetblue pilot was pulled from his -- -- last april the jetblue pilot was pulled from his flight for random alcohol testing and had a concentration of .111 complaint. any individual with a blood alcohol content of .10 or more
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alcohol content on gum he had been chewing. his copilot, according to the drinking an unknown beverage from a cup before and during both of those flights. now, his first flight that day was from jfk to orlando. had about 119 passengers on board. the second flight was from orlando back to jfk with 151 passengers on board. short time ago. we tried questioning him about the charges he is facing. explain it. >> where are you working right now? >> no comment. >> do you have anything to say to the passengers? >> no comment. >> reporter: 15 years in jail if convicted. he was released on $50,000 bond. as for jetblue they have a zero tolerance policy. he was terminated. live in brooklyn tonight, alice gainer, cbs 2 news. suffolk county prosecutors say that they stopped a heroin operation connected to five
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overdoses. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan reports on the arrests in a major heroin ring in shirley. >> reporter: on the streets of suffolk family worry. their county leads the state in heroin overdoses. >> heroin is a serious drug and i see it on the streets a lot every day. >> drugs around here are a major problem. and i want to keep our children safe. >> reporter: here in mastic shirley a major heroin ring may be broken. prosecutors and police say a wiretap investigation linked multiple suspects to 17 overdoses and five deaths! >> two of the fatal overdoses were of a mother and her son. the mother was 54 years of age. her son was 19 years of age. they died on the same day in their home in manorville. >> reporter: prosecutors contend the mother and son died six hours after ian dunn of shirley supplied them with fentanyl-laced heroin making it more potent and more profitable. this pregnant amityville mother of three is charged
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this mom from bay shore [ non- english language ] is charged as a major trafficker. >> doing drug deals with a 2- year-old, i mean what does that tell us? >> reporter: she had a lot of support in the courtroom. >> i think that the best thing at this time to do is not rush to judgment and -- >> she is innocent and you will guys will see that. >> reporter: defendants appeared with lawyers telling a judge their clients are not suppliers and cannot be linked to overdose or deaths discovered in shirley, manorville, mastic, coram and west babylon. >> try as we may, we are not going to arrest our way out of this situation. education must -- is an absolute must. prevention. okay? also, treatment. >> reporter: long island's district attorneys are urging change in state law. currently drug dealers cannot be charged with death unless proven he injected the user against his will. from shirley, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news.
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insurance companies to pay for addicts a long term treatment not just overnight stays. a man accusing a police officer of stomping on his head came face to face with the officer in court today. the incident was caught on video. cbs 2's steve overmyer reports from the courthouse in brooklyn [ yelling ] >> reporter: a police officer's boot versus a suspect resisting arrest. this video from july 2014 in bedford-stuyvesant the key to a criminal case in which this nypd officer faces charges of assault and attempted assault. >> he kicked me in my head and my -- my head hit the concrete. >> reporter: [ non-english language] the man on the other end of the police officer's boot that day, the victim of blind and uncontrolled anger according to the prosecution. >> that officer just he had something -- something was wrong with them that day. >> reporter: but the officer's defense tells a different story about what happened here
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several trying to subdue the suspect brought his boot down on the man's hand. >> mr. cuffee's hand, yes. >> reporter: a photo of apparent injuries to the suspect's head taken the day after the arrest disputed by the police officers' defense team who say the man's public appearances in the days after the arrest show no such wounds. >> this case is about credibility. >> reporter: and from the man resisting arrest here, a quest for "justice" and penalties against his arresting officer. >> jail time, loss of job, whatever is possible. >> reporter: did the police officer stomp on the man's head or his hand? a guilty verdict could land the cop in jail for up to a year. at brooklyn criminal court steve langford, cbs 2 news. >> and this is a bench trial and the judge says he will render a verdict on friday. a bizarre accidental shooting inside a doctor's office on long island injured a doctor and also a retired nypd officer.
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an office in oceanside. police say a retired officer was showing his licensed 10- millimeter handgun when it accidentally went off. it hit one person's thigh and the other's foot. >> there was ambulances, cop cars, the units with the bulletproof vests. they took each person out. >> this could have ended up very badly but it didn't. thank god. >> both injured are expected to recover. no charges have been filed. now to the new york city corruption scandal. some members of mayor de blasio's inner circle have been subpoenaed emma wolf an adviser and top fundraiser ross offinger and the consulting firm berlin rosen which worked on the mayor's political campaigns. the subpoenas are part of a federal and state investigation into the mayor's fundraising practices.
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quote we are not commenting on the details of the investigations. all involved followed the letter of the law and are cooperating fully with the investigation. a community that sits across the bay from long beach island is divided. meg baker with the debate to dredge or not to dredge. >> reporter: these boats may have to stay where they are on dry land for this year's boating season if a dredging project in the small township of eagleswood new jersey doesn't get done. >> we have lost ourselves almost eight slips that are so shallow that we can't even rent them anymore which is a big amount of our income that we count on paying taxes. >> reporter: deborah murphy and her husband own the marina. tide. >> we have boats that constantly run aground and have dollars and dollars of damage. >> reporter: natural shoaling, a build-up of sand and silt made it hard for anyone on dock road to gets their boats
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where the creek meets the bay have banded together in opposition to the dredging specifically because they don't want the dredge material placed across the street from their homes. >> we have been fighting them for 10 years. now it starts all over again. >> reporter: david fox does not want the traffic or the smell that may come with dumping the dredged materials across the street in state- owned wetlands. >> this is a little two-lane roads that's built on marsh, and in my opinion it couldn't take it. >> reporter: the department of transportation says this has been a confined disposal facility, cdf, for more than 40 years. some environmentalists are concerned about the impact on the area and to water wells. d.o.t. says there has never been toxic waste or contaminated materials disposed of at the westcreek cdf. fox thinks they should go to make manmade barrier island to protect the coast but murphy just wants to get back to business. >> it's a big issue for
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why should we pay taxes for water we can't use? >> reporter: no smooth sailing here. in eagleswood, new jersey, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> the dot must go through a process before it gets dredged. ted cruz trying to stealing donald trump's thunder by making the unusual move of announcing his pick for vice president. >> an extraordinary leader, my friend and the next vice president of the united states, carly fiorina! [ applause and cheers ] >> this is a fight worth having. this is a fight worth winning. and with your help, we will win this fight. [ applause and cheers ] >> yesterday cruz was mathematically eliminated from winning the republican nomination. >> there will be much more campaign coverage tonight on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." he has a preview. >> reporter: maurice and kristine, great to be with you. we will have bob schieffer on
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us about the prospects going forward for donald trump. and even though ted cruz came in third in four out of the five state last night as you just mentioned, he has picked a running mate today. we'll have that and the democrats and the rest of the world news all coming up on the "cbs evening news" at 6:30. >> thank you. in just a moment a crackdown on dangerous illegal pets. >> every day is an amnesty day. >> it comes just days after a 6-foot-long alligator was removed from a home. >> and also police nabbed a serial toll evader. wait until you hear how much they say he owes in unpaid tolls. >> and yesterday's front has now pushed down to the south. the sun came out for many of us today. but i'm going to show you why this front is not done with us
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umbrella. police arrest a man who they say wrapped up a big time e-zpass bill. port authority police stopped oscar sanchez when they noticed his toll went up paid at the holland tunnel. officers pulled up to the vehicle to record and then found sanchez owed more than $12,000 in unpaid tolls. the jersey city man also was driving with suspended license.
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also a former teacher named amy stark was arraigned today on a 40 count indictment in nassau county. the d.a. says she stole the identities of two licensed teachers so she could work as an in home provider for children with special needs. the indictment says she was working with kids with autism. the top count against her carries 7 years in prison. an ail gator is seized from a back -- alligator is seized from a backyard in long island. the 6-footer is the latest example of large reptiles being brought in illegally from out of state. magdalena doris reports from suffolk county. >> they are illegal to possess in new york state. >> reporter: the chief of the suffolk spca laid down the law today after detectives seized this 6-foot-long al gater from a residential home in medicine medford. the largest they have ever seen. >> sure enough, in the backyard, there's a 6-foot al gater in the backyard in a fenced in area and a lot of
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alligator could climb. >> reporter: he says the homeowner isn't unidentified but is charged with illegal possession of an alligator. the chief says since 2003 detectives have seized or recovered more than 400 reptiles, alligators, snakes and snapping turtles bought online or brought in from other states where they are legal. they have been found abandoned including a small alligator recently placed in a tupperware container left in a public restroom. >> could you imagine a child opening that container, what could have happened? >> reporter: he says his detectives are investigating reports of at least a dozen more alligators suspected of being held in residences in suffolk county. animal activists consider the keeping of alligators in suburban neighborhoods not only an obvious public safety threat but animal boo us. >> it's crazy to have them at home, an office or student.
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no place for alligators. >> reporter: they are promising not to press charges. >> every day is an amnesty day if you bring it in. but if we discover it you could be charged with illegal possession of a dangerous reptile. >> reporter: if caught, the chief says owner of illegal reptiles will face up to a year in jail and thousands in fines. madalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> the gator is in good health and 6 to 10 years old. it is being sent to a reptile sanctuary in massachusetts. it's 58 degrees right now. lonnie quinn is standing by and you did hint that there could be some rain. >> yeah. there's going to be rain for thursday and friday. i don't think it going to be -- i really don't see it turning severe am i think there will be rain showers out there. not big severe storms. hovering around 60. this morning with the cold
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temperatures: tomorrow will be colder. today good-looking sky, sunny, 58 degrees. high temperature 62. 62 is three degrees cooler than average. the starting point was 46. so two degrees colder than the typical. i think tomorrow morning every bit as cold. maybe even colder out there. we have frost advisory and freeze warnings. from midnight to nine a.m. from orange to putnam county fairfield county the possibility of a hard freeze. the city wakes up at 45 degrees. increasing cloud through the day tomorrow. kj was talking about because we were chatting earlier during the 5:00 news there's a chance of rain. i'll show you all that. it is out there, yes. are they big storms? no. you're look at two days of it for thursday and for friday.
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dividing line that is right there. north you have sunshine. all day in the hudson valley a lot of sunshine out there. new york city started off with clouds. they have pushed down to the south and the line is apparently in monmouth county into ocean county. down by cape may they have a few light showers out there as of now. what's going to happen as we look ahead? this is the weathermaker the kingpin in our atmosphere right now. a low pressure system in omaha, this front rolled through oklahoma, texas and nebraska yesterday with violent weather. this isn't in the cards for us. what i see over the next couple of days this leading activity all associated with the same front that dropped through yesterday giving us a little bit of rain and now it's going to move back to the east-northeast. we are going to call for a chance of rain. i don't think it will be a huge amount. 4:00 in the morning, you start off with a good-looking picture out there if you are
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cloud filling in here into the afternoon. we talked about increasing clouds. you start to see some rain getting close and then a rain chance 5:00 moving into the area. then it's spotty. and speckled from thursday into friday, as well. tomorrow 59 degrees cloud on the increase with that afternoon shower chance. you're also going to have showers on friday, as well. i think that's a good way to describe the rain a shower chance. 60 degrees on friday. sets up for a nice saturday at 64. sunday 62. more clouds build later sunday and a chance for afternoon into evening showers on sunday into monday. monday's high 59. so i think next week will be similar to what we have been experiencing this week. regular spring weather. >> thank you. otis has a look ahead at sports. >> what a whirlwind for ben mcadoo as the new coach of the giants. how he handles it. >> toms griest and the islanders going up against the lightning in game one of the
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we have hockey to talk about. otis is here. >> not the rangers. >> no. >> we saw what happened to them. >> talking about the islanders all the euphoria over though. the celebration of the islanders first play-off series win in 23 years that's gone. on to the next whether that means skating into lightning tonight. aisles in tampa. have to come up big against the well rested lightning. they haven't played since last thursday while the islanders played back to back double overtime games. would you give the edge to tampa because of fresher legs? jack capuano says not necessarily when it comes to his underdog squad. >> i think at this point the way the nhl in the league, the attempts are evenly matched. it's a game. you should be relaxed, have fun. >> nfl draft tomorrow night. current giants taking part in their day 2 of the minicamp.
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they have a new head coach ben mcadoo. a busy week for the new guy three days of practice with his team through tomorrow and finishes with the nfl draft tomorrow. how is he able to compartmentalize everything? >> it's important you have to be where your feet are. so you have to give attention to what room you're in and what you're doing at the time and go from there. >> we like being busy. we enjoy what we do. we're fortunate our hobbies and profession. not a lot of people get to say that. >> i think it's good to be where your feet are. winners of the 10 of the last 12 of the nets go for the sweep in the citi field against the reds. 7th inning last night down 3-0 yoenis cespedes comes through in a pinch off the bench. three-run homer. didn't look bad with a leg injury. he is out tonight, back friday. david wright with the game winning run and three batters later.
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i thought only the goaltender was supposed to use his hands in soccer. a dog ran on the pitch in south america. it's friendly jumping around every player in sight and putting nice moves on puma's goalkeeper palacio. he caused a 30-second delay in action until the defender gerardo carries him off. the dog gets in the last licksfuls ah! [ laughter ] >> what a friendly dog, huh? >> yeah. >> no penalty card. >> my son showed me that video this morning. he was convinced that was his dog. the player. yeah. >> it looked like it was everyone's dog. >> i know. [ laughter ] >> universal.
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>> we'll be right back. coming up tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00, a fortune teller facing charges? what allegedly happened during a psychic session that has her in handcuffs.
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successfully makes her way through a series of fiery explosions by choice. the point she was trying to prove here. that and much more coming up at 11:00. finally here at 6:00 the inintrepid brought a jet on a flight deck this morning. the twin-engine plane went into service in 1961. and is the world's first supersonic jet trainer. the aircraft has been used to train u.s. air force pilots as well as nasa astronauts. it remains in service today. >> beauty. >> new feature. >> join us for the news at 9:00 on tv 10/55. up next on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley," presidential candidate donald trump outlines his foreign policy plans. >> thanks for joining us here at 6:00. see you tonight at 11:00.
6:30 pm >> pelley: the trump foreign policy: speak softly and stick to the script. >> it's time to shake the rust off american's foreign policy. >> pelley: ted cruz tries to shake up the race with a running mate. >> carly, carly! >> pelley: sentencing day for dennis hastert. a judge calls the man once second in line to the presidency a serial child molester. [bell tolls] parents who lost their son to heroin go public to save lives. >> when you look at this picture, do you see a junkie? >> pelley: and female sports reporters confront hate head on. >> she's a self-important, know-it-all [bleeped]. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: trump lowered the


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