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it's 4:30, 51 degrees on this thursday, april 28th. a cool start tot morning with some rain expected a little bit later on today. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. weather and traffic on the 2 in just a moment. a noarm jetblue pilot this morning is free on bail. >> the pilot has a very different story. >>reporter: when dennis murphy, jr. came out of brooklyn federal court, cbs 2's alice gaynor demand answers from him that he was drunk while piloting jetblue passengers. were you drinking on the plane? >> no comment. >>reporter: it was april 21st of last year, 151 passengers were on board a flight from orlando to kennedy airport. prosecutors say after it landed safely, murphy was picked for a random alcohol test. the criminal complaint states
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which is over the legal limit. court papers also reveal he was tested again 15 minutes later and allegedly blew a.091. according to the complaint, murphy said the results must have been caused by the gum that he was chewing, a likely witness fort prosecution is murphy's copilot for the two flights that day who told investigators both times murphy was drinking an unknown beverage from a cup. murphy, who lives here with his wife in ramsey, new jersey was released on a $50,000 bond. passengers at kennedy airport don't like hearing any of this. >> that's crazy. that's insane. >> very reckless and irresponsiblement >>reporter: jetblue says it has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy an confirmed murphy no longer works there, saying he resigned. the federal aviation administration says 225 commercial airline pilots tested above the legal blood alcohol limit since 1995. >> to know that they should not
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>>reporter: we spoke on the phone with aviation attorney and pilot daniel rose who says the problem is likely far worse than people realize. >> obviously others that are getting by. >>reporter: if convicted, murphy faces 15 years in prison. at kennedy airport, dave carlincious cbs 2 news. time now 4:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. johnny. >> chris and mary, hi, everybody. we'll see a dryer start to the day, but then it's cooler and turns wet overnight and into your friday. friday damp an dreary as well. aren't you glad you got up? clear and 51 right now. winds out of the northeast at 12 to 17. it's showing a little bit of patchy frost circling the city. clouds filling in to the weflt. we start out with sun that gives way to clouds. an then by the afternoon drive we're looking at some showers. slow mover, though, keeps showers in the forecast for friday. 51 by 8:00. still in the 50s at noon, still
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the 50s at 4:00, hey, we're staying in the 50s today. it's going to be a cool day today, so a jacket. and if it's going to be a long day or possibly even a standard day, that umbrella a good idea. always a good idea to see what's going on for the roads. alex is in for kyla. >>reporter: i am. unfortunately an accident in a not-so-great place this morning. in the bronx, helix blocked on the eastbound cross bronx expressway, that's at the major deegan. it is causing delays. they are heavy and they go right back to grand concourse. let's talk about mass transit this morning. hudson,berg and light rail, they're going to resume normal weekday service this morning following overhead wires in jersey city. again today long island railroad buses will replace trains from 9:00 a.m. to noon for babylon and hauppauge for inspections. alternate side is suspended for orthodox holy thursday. but you do still have to pay the meters today.
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several new jersey families have been left homeless after a car slams into the side of a building forcing an evacuation. it happened last night in plainfield. now police are investigating what caused the crash. police say about 20 people are now kiss placed because authority -- displaced because authorities believe the building is now structurally unsound. the condition of the driver is unclear at this time. now tot new york city corruption scandal. the investigation into mayor de blasio's fundraising has now reach to city hall. some of his closest allies have been hit with subpoenas. the mayor has not been personally served and we'll have much more on this coming up in our next half hour. new this morning, he construction site but that turned out to be a disguise for a bank robbery. police in queens have released images of a man they say entered a sussex county bank on
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they say he showed a gun and demanded cash, but he left the area empty handed, fleeing on foot. police in williamsburg, brooklyn, released surveillance video of a car break-in suspect. they say the man struck at least twice this month, both during daylight hours, on april 9th and on april 15th. both times he broke the side wiis on cars and remove property from inside. in one case on north first street, that included a drone along with a nexus computer tablet. now to campaign 2016. two candidates who were once rivals will campaign together in indiana today. ted cruz has picked carley fiorina as his running mate, even though his own nomination is more uncertain than ever. cbs 2's tony iello reports. >>reporter: cruz' v.p. pick clearly intended to help him in fiorina's home state, california, the biggest prize of the last 10 states. with 502 delegates still to be allocated, donald trump needs 48% of them to win the
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comfortable playing the traditional v.p. campaign role of attacker. >> donald trump and hillary clinton both will be diastrous for this nation. [ applause ] >> carly isn't intimidated by bullies because she's faced challenges a lot worse than someone bellowing and yelling and insulting her face. >>reporter: that's a reference to a trump magazine interview when he said of fiorina, look at that face, would anyone vote for that? wednesday trump was careful and measured. >> we're getting out of the nation-building business. >>reporter: making a rare teleprompter speech, outlining an america first foreign policy. hours later he was rolling his eyes about the cruz v.p. pick. >> first of all, you have to look, cruz can't win, what's he doing picking vice vice presidents? he can't win. >>reporter: it was quieter on the democratic side. >> thank you, pennsylvania. >>reporter: hillary clinton had no public appearances after solidifying her lead with four
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bernie sanders vows to press on, even as he lays off dozens of campaign staffers. >> our job, whether we win or whether we do not win is to transform not only our country but the democratic party. >> hillary clinton is only about 200 delegates short of winning the nomination, but mathematically, she probably can't wrap it up until early june is. happening today, vice president joe biden headed to the vatican in a push for cancer research and will advocate for global cooperation in the fight against cancer tomorrow at the international conference of breakthroughs in regen raitive medicine. the vice president is expect to visit with pope francis. biden's son died of cancer next year. if you have student loans, the obama administration is launching a website to figure out your best repayment option. one program called pay as you earn caps monthly loan payments at 10% of income, but a government watchdog found too few people know about the
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the information is at studentloans.gov,/repay. a manhattan fortune teller is facing serious charges this morning after police say she scammed a woman out of more than $1,000. investigators say chris teen evans charge the woman huns of dollars to remove a curse from her family. the woman reported evans to police when she refused to give her a refund. evans was arrested sunday and charged with larceny and scheme to defraud. service on the metro north is back on schedule this morning after a train collided with a car in westchester county. it happened yesterday afternoon on the harlem line in bedford hills. crews spent several hours removing it which set off major delays during rush hour. police say the cars stalled on the tracks. the driver and passenger were able to escape safely. the driver was issued a summons for illegally blocking a railroad crossing. no one was hurt in the crash. well, time is now 4:38. still ahead, how far would you
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your phone? >> the entire time while it was going on, i just -- i was just waiting for it to be over. >> hear from a teen who was held at knifepoint. an update this morning on uber in newark. the deal that gives the ride sharing company the green light. good morning, moon. beautiful moon, and the fact that you can see it means, yeah, those clouds haven't taken over yet, but we are going to see fading sun by midday. it's wet later and then, ut-oh, split wean. we have to talk about that. traffic and weather on the 2s
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sorry, chris. cool start to your thursday. only 51 degrees out there at 4:51. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. severe weather has been slamming america's heartland as a tornado touched down multiple times in nebraska. >> looks like we're about to have a tornado here any minute. >> this is just one of several tornadoes to hit the region. no major damage was reported in nebraska, but it was a different story in texas.
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tree that killed a woman and injured five other people. dozens of homes in the area were also reduced to rubble. time now 4:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s once again. let's get over to john. >> well, and the bad news is it's a slow-moving front, so we could see the same scenario fire up again today. so there's the risk of severe weather into parts of the central plains and down into some of the gulf states as well. what are we looking at? numbers. look at that, 45. walter says, though, that, yeah, we're going into a stretch of rain. absolutely we're going into a stretch of rain. he really just wants to go to the beach. if you're planning your weekend, go saturday. saturday really the better of the two weekend days. sunday it looks like rain is back in the mix. a little warmer here in the city. doug has 51. and this comment, bella is ready for a road trip. who is bella, you ask? now, isn't this just adorable? bella obviously a little my optic, but is ready to go on
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i thought that was funny because wouldn't you know it, it's just animals everyone. elaina sent in kamal. he's getting ready for the day. and charlie, his bud waiting, watching the bir feeder. not raining cats and dogs, but we've got them in the weather watcher wii. we do love animals. i love animals. numbers for you, 51 and clear. win out of the northeast 12 to 17. kind of a moisture-rich wind helping to prime the atmosphere for rain. variety of temperatures? absolutely. it's a 20-degree spread from the city to the hamptons. numbers compared to yesterday, you know, it's kind of a wash when you average them out. it's actually a little warmer in the city. ultimately, though, it's a cool day today and a cool day again tomorrow. 58 at lunchtime and that's about it. your high earlier in the afternoon, and just in the upper 50s. may see 60 on a thermometer here and there, but it'll be the exception, not the rule today and that's well below normal. some thin clouds filling in in
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more into the hudson valley, connecticut and long island. more in the way of cloud cover in new jersey. bigger view for you shows the heavier rain in through parts of illinois and indiana, but with the heat of the day, we could see more storms fire up to the south. in our area, we are not talking about stormy weather. we're talking about some showers. in and through lunchtime you're fine, the morning commute is okay. off to school, many kids coming home from school with no problems. it's later in the commute where we see a few showers. and then it's on an off overnight. tomorrow morning, again, some hit and miss showers. we do have to leave rain in the forecast. an, again, for your exit on friday night, that's when you could see a shower. saturday should shape up, but then by sunday we're waiting for this to roll through. so sunday turns wet by midday we think, and it's cool again. those showers will linger into your monday. look at these days below normal. they break through middle part of next week. hey, we're off the brakes now. let's get you going with kyla. >>reporter: yes, john, good morning, everyone.
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accident to tell you about already this morning in the bronx. this accident has two lanes blocked in the westbound cross bronx expressway at the major deegan and it's causing heavy delays back to grand concourse. then we head to the verrazano bridge where we have a disabled tractor-trailer. this is blocking two lanes on the brooklyn-bound upper level. you're going to want to stick wt lower level to get past that one. and some construction, as we take a live look here blocking two lanes on the northbound fdr drive at 79th street. as you can see, no major delays there yet. so some good news there. alternate side parking is suspended today for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. chris. if you're just waking up, here's some of the stories making headlines today. the nypd accused of stomping on a drug suspect's head says that's not what happened. joel stephwold says he stepped on the hand as he resisted arrest in july of 2014. no charges filed in what
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long island doctor's office. police say a retired police officer was showing the gun through the podiatrist. police are searching for a brooklyn woman who vanished more than a week ago. 21-year-old destiny dawson left her home in bed-stuy at dinner and never returned. police say thieves are targeting teens in a popular manhattan park and stealing their iphones, but it's what's happened next that has some people especially concerned. cbs 2's allana gold reports. >>reporter: a walk along the water at riverside park and 72nd street turned into a frightening one for ross kennedy and his friend. >> it was pretty scary. >>reporter: kennedy says two teens on a bench started talking to them, then they suddenly showed knives on their waistbands and demanded their wallets and cell phones from their pockets, but the robbery didn't stop here. the criminals stayed in contact with the victims for longer than most holdups. >> the entire time while it was going on, i just -- i was just waiting for it to be over. >>reporter: he tells us the crooks made sure the iphones
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couldn't be trace. they force the victims to delete the app called find my iphone and turn off their icloud settings. that way kennedy and his friend couldn't log into their accounts from another device and find the phone's exact location. it's an app people commonly use if their phones are lost or ripped off. kennedy says the thieves also made them hit reset on their phones and wipe them clean for possible resale. they basically got a brand new phone? >> yeah, pretty much. >>reporter: kennedy tells us he used a street phone to call 911 and then canceled the line with his service provider an he had to shell out a few hundred dollars for a new iphone. other iphone users in the area now concerned about their phone getting stolen this way. >> the iphones are ridiculously expensive. i'm also a film student, so i have so much stuff on my phone that i need for school. >>reporter: police tell us this is definitely a new tactic that crooks are using and that they haven't dealt with many of these cases, but they say if this happens to you, don't fight back. >> it feels like a violation. >>reporter: investigators say kennedy an his friend did everything right.
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you may never see your phone again, but the device isn't worth risking your life for. on the upper west side, allana goal, cbs 2 news. monch money watch, stock futures lower after a mixed performance on wall street yesterday. the dow rose as the federal reserve left a key interest rate unchanged. the dow up by over 51 points. the s&p 500 rose by 3, but tech stocks were battered by weak earnings reports. the nasdaq composite lost over 25 yesterday. well, newark gives uber the green light to pick up passengers city wide, part of a 10-year deal, $10 million deal. the company must pay the city $3 million up front, provide commercial liability insurance and conduct driver background checks. the mayor says the agreement is about fairness. >> what we're trying to do is just make sure that we have a competitive playing field here that we can begin to help the industry which i think is important for folks to begin to do. >> uber must also pay a fee for operating at newark airport. earlier this year the city
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drivers at the airport but later backed off that. would you want to live forever or spend an afternoon with a deceased spouse? how about asking your parents for advice long after they're gone? >> my dad, he's ea pretty cool person. >> this is one opportunity for us to start thinking about changing the way we look at what it means to be human. >> cbs 2 goes nz the world of cloning, now bringing a loved one back from the dead is no longer the stuff of science fiction, thanks to digital immortality. see for yourself on cbs 2 news at 11:00. time is now 4:49. sometimes they get a bad wrap, but it turns out we could learn a thing or two from millennials, especially when it comes to money. we will explain this coming up in our next half hour. up next, first lady michelle obama makes a stop in new york. the big event she took part in for some members of team usa. and we will get you another check of your traffic and weather on the 2s.
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we'll be right back. live look outside for you right now here at 4:52. it's 51 degrees. expecting a little rain today, but we'll get more from john in just a moment. but first, first lady michelle obama help kick off this festival in times square yesterday to celebrate u.s. athletes head of the summer games in rio. the opening ceremony for the games now less than 100 days away. mrs. obama was there to cheer on team usa yesterday along with olympic great carl lewis. as part of the celebration, the empire state building lit up in red, white and blue last night. >> look good in those warmup suits. 4:52. traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning, john. >> usa! i thought everybody would chime right in. clear and 51, wind out of the northeast 12 to 17. it's chilly out there. that's why everybody is in here. frost advisory until 8:00, a little bit after the fact, but it does speak to the fact it's chilly to start. opposite of yesterday, though. we see sun, then clouds,
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this afternoon and tonight. it's going to take a while. weekend 50/50. looks like we've got some showers in the works for your sunday. hey, what's in the works for the ride? hi, kyla. >>reporter: hi there, good morning. everyone waking up unfortunately to some trouble on the roads. let's start owe gliej. a -- with the verrazano bridge, stick with the lower level. take a live look outside in queens. here's some good news. no delays on the grand central parkway at laguardia airport, looking good. alternate side parking is suspended today for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. still ahead, a lawsuit filed against snapchat. why a woman says the social media app caused her to be involve in a serious car crash. but, first, an all-new dining deal. we take to you chelsea market
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geli sandwiches, there is one overstuff beauty that really stands out. >> cbs 2's tony tantillo takes a bite out of the best for this week's dining deals. >>reporter: among the many eateries lining chelsea markets. cappone's. this deli counter is a temptation almost impossible to resist. your sandwich is made to order, starting with freshly-slice meats and stacked with everything in between. >> they might not look like it, but they are definitely sometimes two meals. >>reporter: two meals, especially let's talk about this tuna one. >> yes, the sinatra. it starts out with our capinad which we make in house. >>reporter: layered with tuna, 51 tina cheese and balsamic glaze, all for $10. you can't go wrong. look at this, talk about this one.
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and a beautiful olive spread made with kalamata olives. >>reporter: so many different layers. >> they want you to have layers of flavors, but distributed evenly on the sandwich so with every bite you get every flavor coming through. >>reporter: and each ingredient gives these sandwiches its own unique taste, whether meat or this vegetarian option >> this is a simple vegetarian sandwich, full of flavor. mozzarella cheese, olive oil. >>reporter: this is your signature >> this is definitely the signature. this is the cappone. this is the everything sandwich. we have hot peppers, fresh mozzarella, there's salami, provolone, arugala. >>reporter: is this five poun? >> it could be. >>reporter: thank you so much. >> appreciate it. >> that's a sandwich, huh? >> those look good. cappone's is located 759 market
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they're open for lunch and dinner. not for breakfast. >> if you're watching, send a couple our way. we'll meet new hell's kitchen. time now 4:58. coming up in our next half hour, new information on the late pop star prince is revealed. plus new this morning a car crashes into a building in plainfield, forcing residents from their homes. and stacks of bikes becoming an eyesore for one neighborhood. why even cyclists say it's a big inconvenience. stay with us for that story and
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news right after this. it is 5:00, 51 degrees to start you out on this thursday, april 28th. cloudy, cool day ahead. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. but, first, new this morning, a car slams into a residential building, forcing people from their homes. we are there live. plus nyc scandal, the investigation into the mayor de blasio fundraising reaches city hall now and some aides are slapped with subpoenas. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. several new jersey families have been left homeless this morning after a car slams into a building, forcing an evacuation. >> it happened last night in plainfield. now police are investigating exactly what caused this crash. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with more this morning. janelle. >>reporter: and good morning to you, chris and mary.
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behind by this car here on watchon avenue. police were able to pull the car out with a tow truck here overnight, but you can see all of the glass and debris shattered here across the sidewalk. this happened about 10:00 last night at the intersection of watchong and east second street, witnesses recording some cell phone video showing the car soon after it crashed into the front of this jackson hewitt tax service storefront. again, at this point it's not clear what caused the crash, but witnesses do tell us that the driver was taken away in an ambulance, though it's not clear what injuries that driver may have sustained. we're told about three families lived in the apartments above this big here at 200 watchong, about 20 people were displaced, evacuate because authorities at this point do not know if the building is structural sound is. those people this morning are being helped by the red cross, but, again, at this hour police still investigating the cause of this crash.
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from new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. and new this morning, a crime caught on camera, a fast- acting thief grabs a man's wallet right from his hands. check out this surveillance video from the n subway station on west 34th street. a 61-year-old passenger was swiping his metro card when the man on the right grabbed his wallet. the wallet contained credit and debit cards. it happened april 12th at around 8:00 at night. police trying to identify the man in that video. time now 5:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, good morning >> hey, good morning, chris. hi, everybody. plan on some wet weather much later today. you're fine off to work and school if the kids are heading off to school. and, in fact, many afternoon okay. it's later today when this rolls in from the west. clear and 49, wind out of the east at seven. clouds will fill in during the course of the morning. evidence of that under way right now west of the city, south and west is as well. i mean, you'd be driving into it down in philly or baltimore
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you can see it's a slow mover. unfortunately it's a chance for some rain in the mix on friday. unfortunate only in the sense if you have plans on friday because we do need the rain. 58 at lunchtime, 59 at 2:00. that's about it. then we retreat a bit and we stay cool and raw into your friday as well. so, yeah, some spring showers over the next few days. what about the next few minute? kyla is in for alex. >>reporter: i am. good morning, john. we start at the verrazano bridge. we do have a disabled tractor- trailer. it's blocking two lanes on the brooklyn-bound upper level. your better bet here stick with the lower level. i do have some better news in the bronx, however. that accident that was on the cross bronx expressway, well, the good news there is that it has started to clear out and looking good. mass transit this morning, hudsonberg and light rail will resume normal weekday service this morning that. is following overhead wire repairs in jersey city. everything else on or close to schedule. alternate side parking is suspended today for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. chris and mary over to you
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now to the new york city corruption scandal, some top aides of mayor de blasio's slap with subpoenas >> it's part of the state and federal probe noose the mayor's fundraising. cbs 2's andrea grymes has more from lower manhattan. an dree a. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, mayor de blasio's spokesperson says everyone involved followed the letter of the law, but clearly prosecutors have some big questions. the alleged corruption scandal swirling around mayor bill de blasio has now directly hit city hall. his attorney mia wiley confirms, quote, city hall has been subpoenaed by the new york county district attorney's office and the u.s. attorney's office for the southern district, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation. the mayor has not been personally served. the investigation focuses on the mayor's fundraising and how he raised money to unseat state senate republicans in order to further his political agenda.
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cara and manhattan d.a. sier russ vance want to know if de blasio violated the law by sish couple venting laws and specifically marking money for candidates which is not allowed. they're also looking into whether promises were made in exchange for donations. the mayor has defended his actions, saying everything they've done is legal and appropriate. he said this on monday. >> a lot of very good people are having their names dragged through the mud over these last few weeks. that's not right, that's not fair. >>reporter: cbs 2 has learned members of de blasio's inner circle who were subpoenaed include emma wolf, a top political adviser and the city's director of intergovernmental affairs, top fundraiser ross offinger and the consulting firm berlin rosen which works on the mayor's political campaigns. now, being subpoenaed means these people can be questioned and must preserve documents. de blasio's spokesperson specifically described emma
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regarded public servant whose integrity should not be question. reporting live this morning outside city hall in lower manhattan, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> andrea, thank you. a judge is contemplating the fate after a victim and suspect faces off in court. in july of 2014 he allegedly step on the head of jhamele cuffy in bed-stuy. cuffy had allegedly resisted arrest but officer swer's attorney says after trying to subdue the suspect, he brought the boot down on the victim's hand, not his head. >> >> as he kicked me in the head, my head hit the concrete. >> edward's attorney disputed the photos of the suspect's head taken the day after the arrest. they say he showed no such wounds in public in the days that follow. the judge's ruling is expected tomorrow. a young brooklyn mother disappeared more than a week ago now her mother says enough is not being done to find her.
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dawson left her bed-stuy home april 20th to go to dinner. her boyfriend reported her missing the next day. dawson's mother says she's angry her daughter's boyfriend isn't doing more to locate her, but her boyfriend says he's been searching on his own. lasheem harris tells cbs 2 he found messages to other men on her instagram account time stamp just hours before she left. dawson's mother is not satisfied. >> it's a week and he is staying calm, calm, like everything's all right. >> i think she's outdoing her. she's out having fun, she's spending time with whoever she knows. >> dawson has two young daughters, ages 2 and 3 years old. well, we're learning more bottom death of superstar prince. sources tell cbs news he had prescription painkillers in his possession and at his home when he died. prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his compound outside of minneapolis last thursday. it's not clear yet if the medications played a role in prince's death.
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results are not expected for weeks. in the meantime, federal drug investigators are looking for the source of those pain medications. former house speaker dennis hastert is heading to prison. he has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars. hastert pled guilty to breaking federal banking rules to funnel hush money to a man he sexually abused decades ago. he also admitted abusing several boys he coach on a high school wrestling team in illinois in the '60s and '70s. the one-time republican leader was not charged with any sex crimes because of the statute of limitations running out. happening tonight, the nfl draft. the event takes place in chicago this year once again and round one begins at 8:00 tonight eastern time. the l.a. rams and philadelphia eagles shook things up last week with a trade to give them the first two picks in the draft. the giants ventilate 10th pick, the jets have the 20th. due to deflate-gate, the new england patriots lost their first round and fourth-round picks for this year's draft. 5:08. still ahead, abandoned bikes becoming an eyesore. what officials say people in
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plus shot inside a doctor's office. two people hurt after a gun goes off, including the doctor. a lawsuit is filed against that social media app snapchat. why one driver claims it caused her to speed and crash next. all right. forecast calls for dark. we are going to see the sun. and then we see the clouds. it's chilly, grab the jacket, shades? don't need them. umbrella? that's later.
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coming up. on this thursday morning at 5:12, let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2s, see how you're doing out there today. a good one yesterday. >> sure did. it was nice in the afternoon, very comfortable. hey, already doing, reporting for duty at cbs f.m.101. michael mays in for chris stewart. he said say hi to chris wragge. he's got some great stories on you. come on, it's a club. we do the f.m., we do the a.m. and we do tv for you. so here's the deal, we're going to see some changes today. it's the opposite of yes. yesterday started with the clouds and then the sun showed up. today starts with the sun and then the clouds show up, and then we've got some rain in the works. 49 with clear skies in the city. wind out of the east at 7. numbers around the area, it's cool, man. 36 in middletown, 37 in sussex, 37 in danbury as well. look at albany, though, 37 degrees.
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off to the south and west, but there's this little cool pocket around philly down to d.c. so we actually see our numbers retreat today. yesterday about 62, today i don't even think we see 60 degrees. just 59 for your high. and it's earlier in the afternoon. you are going to see more clouz for the afternoon commute and -- clouds for the afternoon commute and south and west of the city could even soom see some showers for the drive home. that 59, yeah, no big surprise here. it's well below normal. the normal is 66. record is 90. remember that, 2009? sun is up 5:58. that will be pretty. sun sets at 7:50. that will be gritty. no. it'll just be cloudy. and parts of the area will see some showers even before 7:50. so it's wet later today. it's a stationary front, slow mover. so overnight tonight into tomorrow there's still a chance, models hinting too that it could be the same scenario where you get a break during the day, but then friday afternoon into friday night as you're planning a trip away for the weekend, that's when you could see some showers.
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saturday is the dryer half of the weekend, partly to mostly sunny skies. so make some plans. numbers are going to be nicer too. i think still shy is of the normal, but you're back in the 60s, and then rain returns on sunday which we need. i mean, just for the month of april, right now we're running a deficit of over 2 1/2 inches. we've only had about an inch and a half of rain. we're not talking about heavy rain over the next few days, but these showers and they kind of commence today. 59 with some showers this afternoon. more for your friday, passing showers, a break saturday. definitely the wetter half of the weekend sunday, more rain into your monday. all right. let's get you into work or school or play. here's kyla. >>reporter: yes, we're going to try and help you out. unfortunately starting out with some trouble around the verrazano bridge. we have a disabled tractor- trailer blocking two lanes on the brooklyn-bound upper level. so your better bet this morning, stick with that lower level instead. then let's head to pleasantville where we've got the saw mill river parkway
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between exits 29 and 27. this is a long-term construction project. and drivers will be detoured onto marble avenue to get you around that. taking a live look outside, the tappen zee is moving well. no delays eastbound into westchester or westbound into rockland county. looking good there. alternate side parking is suspended today. it's for orthodox holy thursday. but you do still have to pay those meters. chris. >> okay, kyla, thank you. police on long island say a retired npped np officer and a podiatrist are recovering this morning after an accidental shooting left them both injured. cbs 2's raegan medgie has the story. >>reporter: it's on this road in oceanside where police say a retired nypd officer was showing his licensed 10 milimeter handgun to his doctor when the gun accidentally went off >> 10:00 i think it was. i think it was about 10:00. it was early in the morning, right at the beginning of our day. we saw all the police cars, ambulances, s.w.a.t team, crime unit, they were pulled into the parking lot.
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says she was busy working inside her marshall creek spice store when all the activity drew her an her sister ouz >> there were five ambulances here, cop cars, hero units, you know, the guys with the bullet- proof vests, they took each person out. >>reporter: one person police say was the retired nypd officer. >> he seemd to look okay. >>reporter: police say the retired officer was struck in his thigh. the bullet continued through his leg and then hit the doctor in the right foot. >> he wasn't passed out. he was on the gurney, he was texting somebody at that moment while they were putting him in the ambulance. >>reporter: the retired nypd police officer was brought here to south nassau community hospital in oceanside. a hospital spokesperson says that the man is here recovering and in stable condition. >> this could have ended up very badly, but it didn't. thank god. >>reporter: police are not confirming the doctor's name. they are saying that both injuries are not life threatening. in oceanside, long island,
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a growing number of complaints in williamsburg about a bicycle grave yard. the bikes are creating an eye sop store on north seventh. the bike with rust frames and fractured frames. cyclists say it's impossible to find a spot on the bike rack near the "l" station. the owners say the people who abandoned the bikes are responsible for removing them. >> there's no way to track the owners and if you clip the wrong bike, people are going to be upset, so it's, like, what can you do? either way you're going to be wrong. >> seems like some of these bikes have been here for years. it's not a great look for the area. >> santation officials say a bike must be crushed, rusted an unusual to be clipped an taken away. a handful of bikes have been tagged for removal within a week >> like that one you just saw right there. ready for removal. an accused will be back in court next week. port authority police stopped oscar sanchez when they noticed his toll went unpaid at the holland tunnel.
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record and found that sanchez owed more than $12,000 in unpaid tolls. police says the jersey city man was also driving with a suspended license. new this morning a lawsuit filed against snapchat claims the social media app caused a serious crash in georgia. it happened back in september on a highway just outside of atlanta. 18-year-old crystal mcgee is accused of using the app's speed filter while driving which roars how fast a user is -- records how fast a user is going an shares it with the friends. in a lawsuit filed this week, attorneys say mcgee was traveling at 107 miles an hour when she crashed into another car, leaving that driver with permanent drain damage. many students -- permanent brain damage. many student haves heard of the app. >> people are doing it while they're riding their bike or driving in the car. >> i don't think it's very safe unless you're not the one in the car that's driving. >>reporter: snapchat says is actively discourages people from using the speed filter
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an american airlines flight returns tot seattle airport. it left after striking two or more birds during takeoff. it happened yesterday afternoon. the bird strike left a dent nearly two feet wide on the nose of plane. 156 passengers and six crew member wrs on board. no one was hurt. it's now 5:19. still ahead, having a famous face attachd to a label is a big seller to companies. why more and more celebrities are jumping on the fitness fashion bandwagon. that's ahead at 5:30. first millennials and money, turns out they might know a thing or two. why you might want to take their advice coming up. and we'll get another
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weather on the 2s next. it's 5:twoovment you know what that means? traffic for traffic and weather -- time for traffic and weather on the 2s >> it's going to be nice, sunrise, sunset. thank you. we will see sun give way to clouds today. that is actually under way right now in parts of the area. 49. wind out of the east at seven. so the big view for you, here's this front going to push through, and, boy, will it amable. it will take its time. we see showers later today pushing in from west to east and numbers down. 60 if you're lucky, mid- to upper 50s for many which is below the normal of 66. friday still soggy, and, remember, after a break saturday, rain returns for your sunday. going to be cool as well. let's warm up those engines and get you going, though, with kyla. >>reporter: oh, yes, let's do it. unfortunately some trouble at the verrazano bridge. we have a disabled tractor-
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lanes on the brooklyn-bound upper level. so your best bet definitely is to stick with that lower level this morning. on mass transit, the hughesberg and light rail resumes normal weekday service this morning this. is following overhead wire repairs in jersey city. so looking a little better there. and again today on the long island railroad, buses will replace trains from 9:00 a.m. to noon. that's between baby lon and patchogue on this branch for track work. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. the islanders face off against tampa in the playoffs last night. >> time for local nfl teams to pick new players. otis livingston has your check on sports. >> good morning, everyone. coming up later tonight round one of the nfl draft. as of now the giants pick 10th, the jets 20th. isles in tampa looked like more rest.
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period last night gave them the lead. 4-1 islanders. a scare in the 3rd, though. capperono take as puck to the face. he was okay, would return. 5-3 the final, stealing home ice advantage. a franchise record 9th homer of april. matt harvey gets the win, 5-2 from citi feel. a-rod back in texas and back in the lineup. his solo homer, the 4th ties it. that was it for their scoring. they lose it 3-2. i'm otis livingston. that's yours cbs 2 news sports update. they're saddled with big loans and small pay checks but some millennials say they thrive against the odds >> is there some all ages could learn from the generation? cbs 2's emily smith has the story. >>reporter: 20 somethings and older teenagers are dubbed millennials or generation y. the generation seems to think nothing of living at home. >> roommates? >> yeah, mom and dad. they're awesome
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home until i'm, like, 27, 28 years old. >>reporter: a report from city comptroller scott stringer says millennials earn 20% less than than the other generation of young people. the average 23-year-old earned about $27,000. in 2014 that same worker earned only about $23,000. >> millennials are now the majority age group in new york. they're the up and comers. they're better educated than ever before, but yet so many of them are stuck in low-wage jobs, tourism, fast food industry, and we have to do a better job lifting them up. >>reporter: stringer blames the statistics on timing, saying many young people graduated from college just as the economy was collapsing. on the other hand, a website that monitors the economy bankrate released a report with better news for millennials. it says millennials have the highest feelings of job security overall and they're the only age group to feel more comfortable with their savings. millenials also admit to
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to get more money at the next one. >> a year stint each month at a time. it was cultivating as much as i could learn an then on to the next one. >>reporter: andrea says little by little she's saving money. for now she's happyily living with her parents. she knows she may be missing out on living independentlily, but like many other millennials, she believes she'll be ahead of what generation x has done just by thinking outside of the box n. kenelworth, new jersey, emily smith, cbs 2 news. >> would love to hear from some parents on that story. >> you're staying here how long? 5:26. ahead a scam alert. a warning for people who haven't received the new chip- embedded credit cards. plus this. >>reporter: multipem families displaced this morning after -- multiple families displaced after a car slams into their big. a live report coming up. prosecutors hit city hall with subpoenas as they continue to investigate this corruption scandal allegedly involving
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i'll have a live report coming up. and fashion fitness, how you can look like beyonce at the gym and why business is booming for celebrity active wear.
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continues right after this. just about 5:30, 49 degrees on this thursday, april 28th. we're going to start off sunny today, but you're going to need an umbrella later on. traffic and weather on the 2s later on. look at these beautiful colors to start your day. a car crashes into a big overnight, forcing families out of their homes. we're live on the scene in plainfield, new jersey. and a neighborhood divided. why some homeowners are fighting a project that will help boaters. but, first, new developments in the new york city corruption scandal. good morning, i'm mary calvi >> and i'm chris wragge. thanks so much for waking up with us. some top ais to mayor de blasio hit with subpoenas >> it's in connection with state and federal investigations into the mayor's fundraising. cbs 2's andrea grymes has more live from lower manhattan. an dree a. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, we're told the city's director of intergovernmental affairs along with the mayor's top fundraiser among those who were hit with subpoenas. the mayor's spokesperson says everyone involved followed the
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prosecutors have some big questions. the alleged corruption scandal swirling around mayor bill de blasio has now directly hit city hall. his attorney mia wiley confirms, quote, city hall has been subpoenaed by the new york county district attorney's office and the u.s. attorney's office for the southern district, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation. the mayor has not been personally served. the investigation focuses on the mayor's fundraising and how he raised money to unseat state senate republicans in order to further his political agenda. u.s. attorney preet verarap dl and d.a. sigh russ vance are trying to figure out if team de blasio violated the law by circumventing and earmarking large donations for specific candidates which is not allowed. probers are also looking into whether promises were made in exchange for donation. the mayor has defended his actions, saying everything they've done is legal and
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he said this on monday. >> a lot of very good people are having their names dragged few weeks. fair. >>reporter: cbs 2 has learned members of de blasio's inner circle who were subpoenaed include emma wolf, a top political adviser and the city's director of intergovernmental affairs. top fundraiser ross offinger and the consulting firm berlin rosen which works on the mayor's political campaigns. and being subpoenaed means they can be questioned and must preserve documents. de blasio's spokesperson specifically said of emma wolf, quote, she is a highly-regarded public servant whose integrity should not be questioned. reporting live this morning outside city hall in lower manhattan, andrea grymes, cbs 2 news. >> an dree, a thank you. 5:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. we got a little bit of disappointing news. we need that umbrella today, but that weekend not shaping up like my man said earlier. i mean -- >> well, you know what?
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because what happened was two days ago, sunday looked spectacular, and then the rain keeps creeping back in. so that's the trend. >> you lied to me. >> no, no, no. you know, we've got a special relationship you and me, and i gotta tell you the truth. sunday looks soggy, definitely by the afternoon, and saturday is still holding on to a pretty nice day, so you can make your plans around that day if you can. your day today starts chilly, 49, clear skies, pretty skies giving way to clouds. they'll paint with pretty hues for you, and then we see that chance of rain rolling in by this afternoon west of the city by tonight in the city. let's see, broadway tickets? usually the shows start around 7:00 on thursday. so, you know, bring the rain gear. and also a jacket not a badded idea. highs today only in the upper 50s, so we're definitely staying below normal over the next few days. how bottom commute? >>reporter: the commute is getting busy out there. you know, you usually don't have a lot to talk about early, but we do today. at the verrazano bridge, we have a disabled tractor-trailer that's blocking two lanes on the brooklyn-bound upper level.
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stick with the lower level this morning. in brooklyn we've got a disabled truck and that is blocking two lanes also. this is on the southbound bqe at the kosciuszko bridge and it is causing delays. they go right back to the long island expressway. mass transit this morning, hudsonberg and light rail, they're resuming normal weekday service this morning, following overhead wire repairs in jersey stivment so looking better there. again today on the long island railroad, buses will replace trains from 9:00 a.m. to noon, that's between babylon and patchogue on the montauk branch for track inspections. just make a note of that. alternate side parking is suspended today, that's because of orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. chris and maury, over to you. >> kyla, thank you. several new jersey families are looking for a place to live after a car slam noose a building, forcing an evacuation >> it happened last night in plainfield, now police are investigating what caused the crash. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with more. janelle. >>reporter: yeah, chris, multiple families being helped by the red cross this morning,
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affected, the people who operate out of this storefront, they are not able to work here obviously this morning as well. just moments ago i spoke with a man who says he runs a shuttle service out of this tax service storefront here on watchong avenue. he, for the first time as he drove up here this morning, realized what happened, that the car plowed into the storefront here around 10:00 last night. witnesses record some cell phone video showing the car soon after it crashed into the storefront at 200 watchong at the intersection of east second street. witnesses telling us that the driver was rushed away in an ambulance, though it's not clear how badly he or she may have been injured. we're told three families lived above this big, so about 20 people were displaced this morning. they are being helped by the red cross, but at this point it's not clear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. at this point all of that under investigation.
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from plainfield, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. service on metro north is back on schedule this morning after a train collided with a car in westchester county. it happened yesterday afternoon on the harlem line in bedford hills. crews spent several hours removing the car which set off major delays during rush hour. investigators say the car stall on the tracks. the driver and a passenger were able to escape safely. the driver was issued a summons for illegally blocking a railroad crossing. no one was hurt in the crash. new this morning, police released images of a man they say rob a taxi driver at knifepoint in midtown manhattan. it happened sunday, april 3rd around 4:30 in the morning. police say the man was seated in the cab's passenger seat and when the cab stopped at a red light, he put a knife tot driver's hip and demanded money. he got away with around $300 in cash and the driver's iphone. it happened near the corner of fifth avenue and 42nd street. former fugitive heir robert durst has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term on a weapons charge.
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ordered him to serve seven years and a month in prison. durst accepted the sentence in february as part of a plea deal. he was also fined $5,000. the real estate heir still faces a murder charge in california where he's accused of killing a female friend in 2000. the durst family runs 1 world trade center. a new jersey community across the bay from long beach island is divided over dredging. cbs 2's meg baker reports. there's concern over environmental impact. >>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, does not get done >> we've lost ourselves almost 8 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: debra murphy and her husband own d&s marine services located on west kongcrete. these are pictures of the marina at low tide. >> we'd had boats that constantly run aground and have
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a buildup of sand and silt has made it hard for anyone on dock road to get their boats in the water. residents down this end of dock road where the creek meets the barnagut bay have banded to take their position tot dredging, specifically because they don't want the dredge material placed across the street from their homes. >> we've been fighting them for 10 years, and now it starts all over again. >>reporter: david fox does not want the traffic or the smell that may come with dumping the dredge materials across the street in state-owned wetlands. >> this is a little two-lane road that's built on marsh, and in my opinion it couldn't take t. >>reporter: the d.o.t. says this site has been a confined disposal facility or c.d.f. for more than 40 years. some environmental groups 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 west creek c.d.f. fox thinks the materials should go elsewhere, like to create manmade barrier islands to
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but murphy just wants to get back to business. >> it's a big issue for everybody that pays taxes to be on the water. 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 d.o.t. must go through the permit process with the department of environmental protection before any work starts. fox and other residents are fight thag in court. happening today, vice president joe biden is headed to the vatican in a push for cancer research. biden advocate for global cooperation for the fight against cancer yesterday on the international conference on breakthroughs. the event is being hosted by the vatican. the vice president expected to visit with pope francis during the trip. biden's son died of cancer last year. time is now 5:39. coming up don't trust everything you read. the new scam that's targeting people without those chip-embed credit cards. plus amazon is bringing more job opportunities to new jersey. we'll explain. and a crackdown on illegal pets on long island after a six- foot alligator was taken from a home.
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facebook and twitter. at 5:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. hey, john >> boy, this is an exciting morning. it's take your son or daughter to work day. you know at this moment there are kids, like, really? you guys get up this early every morning? hey, if you're doing that, have fun. send us some pictures. that's always fun to share and see. 44 to for the north shore. 46 -- i bet this is adrian in valley stream. we've got 44, 45 here. this is lynn. lynn wants to know where is the rain? we desperately need the rain. cool start there in bloomfield, and i believe -- i like this note from daniel. you know this is thank you
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blessings and i am loving these colors. gorgeous colors from greenwood lake. appreciate that. people getting so smart with the iphones and with cameras to send in really pretty weather pictures. the weather picture is changing. in the city right now just spectacular. yeah, those clouds come in, the scattering effect of the uv energy from the sun that is on the horizon and you get these really rich reds and beautiful oranges. and i'm not talking about my hair. i'm talking about the sky. pretty with 49 in the city. wind out of the east at 7. your day today stays cool, so a jacket a good idea. at lunchtime you're around 58 and that's pretty close to the high. somewhat is atypical. i believe this will be the 11th below normal day for the month, so we are going to see another cool one today and tomorrow. cool again sunday into monday. pollen is up a bit today. it's down tomorrow with that rain. saturday we get to catch our breath and enjoy the weather. it should head up a little bit
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that nunl could change, though. tree -- that number could change, though. tree pollen still the main component, but rain the second half of the weekend, that could help as far as your allergies. clouds starting to fill in. evidence of that now. rain well to the west. that's this slow moving front that will keep showers in and out of the forecast later today, overnight and into and through your friday. also some welcomed wet weather into parts of the four corners, and then some snow in the northern plains. models not hinting at a lot of rain through the event which wraps up early saturday morning, maybe half an inch to a little over, maybe quarter of an inch in some of the bigger numbers, but that would actually knock us out of the top 10 dryest aprils. right now we're at 1.56, and i think we're going to be knocked down which is fine. i don't mind. this is a list you don't want to be in when you factor in the fact that we're over 2 1/2 inches below just for the month and for the season as far as the deficit. i mean, we're flirting with six
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to make up a little bit of that deficit later today, more showers friday, more showers sunday, unfortunately, into monday. kyla, what's going on? >>reporter: well, i'll tell you what's going on, we've got a lot going on. it's busy out there already this morning, john. we'll start at the verrazano bridge where unfortunately a disabled tractor-trailer is blocking two lanes on the brooklyn-bound upper level. morning for that. stick with the lower level, that would be your best bet. then to brooklyn where a disabled truck is blocking two lanes, this time on the southbound bqe at the kosciuszko bridge and it is causing delays right back to the l.i.e. n. pleasantville, we do have the saw mill river parkway closed in both directions between exits 29 and 27. you know we've talked about this before, it's a long-term construction project and you're going to be detoured onto marble avenue to get you around that. and a live look outside takes us to the tappen zee bridge. here's my good news for you, no major delays eastbound into westchester county and still all clear westbound into rockland. i have to end it on a good note. alternate side parking is sus pended today.
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holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. chris and mary, over to you >> thank you. in money watch this morning, a big recall from ford over transmission problems >> and spacex says a mission to mars is in the works. cbs 2's henna daniels is live at the new york stock exchange. henna, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, mary, good morning, chris. a mixed day on wall street yesterday. the dow jones gained 51 points. the nasdaq shed 25 points. facebook is creating a new class of non-voting stock. the class e capital stock would allow cofounder and ceo mark zuckerberg to keep a firm control on his company while raising more cash to compensate employees and investors. the social media beheem ot reported earnings yesterday $151 million, nearly triple what it earned the same time next year. ford is recalling more than 200,000 trucks and suvs because the transmission can suddenly shift to first gear. the recall includes the popular f-150 from 2011 and 2012 and
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and lincoln navigator from 2012. ford is also recalling 81,000 explorers from 2014 and 2015 to fix a rear suspension problem linked to one crash and an injury is. private space exploration company spacex is now aiming for mars. the california company plans to send an unmanned capsule to land on the red planet as early as 2018. the company is already using its craft to resupply the international space station. spacex hopes to begin flying americans to the orbiting lab next year. chris and mary. >> that's soon. >> count me in. >> really. >> why not? >> okay. henna, make sure to add him to the list. good to see you, thank you. i'll go after. you do the test flight, i'll do the second one. amazon is expanding its presence in new jersey. it's announced plans to build two more fulfillment centers in middlesex and bergen counties that it says will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the state. fulfillment centers is where
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orders and sends them out for delivery. amazon has three centers in new jersey with more than 5,000 workers. well, if you don't have a new chip credit card yet, listen up. scammers could be targeting you. new york consumer officials say phishing e-mails are going out to those who don't have chip cards to a link to sign up for a new card could install malware on your computer. it gives scammers access to all of your personal information, leaving you open for identity fraud. would you want to live forever? or spend an afternoon with a deceased spouse? how about asking your parents for advice long after they're gone? >> if i could clone my dad, he's a pretty cool person >> this is one opportunity for us to start thinking about the change we look at what it means to be human. >> cbs 2 goes inside the world of cloning, now bringing a loved one back from the dead is no longer the stuff of science fiction, thanks to digital immortality. see for yourself tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00 >> that i gotta see. time now 5:48. coming up a happy ending to a story we first told you about
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why there is peace of mind on peacock lane this morning. and from beyonce to kate hudson, it's the new trend that's taking over the fashion industry. why celebrity active wear is now a booming business. but, first, otis livingston has a quick check on sports. >> good morning, everyone. the islanders beat the lightning 5-flee to take a 1-0 series lead. the mets beat the reds 5-2, pulling off the sweep in the process. however, the yankees lost to the rangers 3-2. coming up
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nfl draft. brilliant sunrise on your thursday morning. 49 degrees at 5:52. megan trainer's newest song "better." >> doesn't get any better than that. come on. look at that. that's one of the best sunrises we've had. >> an they don't get any better than this. than this. over to john elliot with traffic and weather on the 2s. >> the jury is out, mary. >> no, she's good. you gotta give her that one, chris. beautiful, insightful and spot on segway. you can see skies clear, 49, winds out of the east with clouds on the increase rolling in from the west with a system that will usher in a chance of rain later on today. here's what you can expect, sunshine to start and really pretty sunshine, hope you can enjoy it. it's a little chilly, you need a jacket.
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the course of your midday. some rain southwest to northeast, even part of the afternoon commute could see some showers, and then still some rain into thursday evening. that'll stick around for your friday. cooler temperatures too, just the upper 50s to 60 if you're lucky. hey, you're lucky because we're going to save you some time. here's kyla. >>reporter: we are certainly going to do our best to try, john. good morning, everybody. in brooklyn we do have a disabled truck this morning and it's blocking two lanes on the southbound bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. it's causing delays now back to queens boulevard. this is also affecting the westbound l.i.e. as you approach the bqe. so look out for this. taking a live look outside at the lincoln tunnel, some good news here, still only minor delays at all three hudson river crossings. alternate side parking is suspended for today for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. mary, i'm dying to hear this next story. >> i know. i'm so happy to tell you, kyla. an update on the runaway peacock who flew the coup on long island. he is back home on peacock lane.
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two police officers and a sergeant from lloyd harbor police department capture the bird after, by the way, it was a three-hour chase, that was yesterday. all three posed for a photo along with the bird's owner and a woman and her son who spotted him outside their home in huntington. it's p number 1. he disappeared from that farm in lattington last week. all is well. >> all right. , he's back. if you have a pet alligator in new york, turn it in. definitely don't want to put that peacock next tot alligator. that's the message from suffolk county officials after they found a six-foot alligator in medford last weekend. it was fenceed in in a back yard. owning alligators as pets is illegal in new york state. if you needed to know that. in suffolk county authorities are offering not to press charges if owners give up their gators. >> everyday is an amnesty day. however, if we discover it, you could be charged by d.e.c. with illegal possession of a dangerous reptile. >> owners of illegal reptiles
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and thousands of dollars in fines. celebrity endorsements can mean a major boost in sales. now, many celebrities are promoting their own brands and jumping on the fitness fashion bandwagon. cbs 2's elise finch has the story. >>reporter: fans of the beehive can now look like the queen. beyonce's new fashion line ivy park is for sale. it's part of the fitness meets fashion trend called app leashure. kate hudson, brook burke, carrie underwood and other celebs have launched lines. >> having a personal connection with fitness, i think people care about that. >>reporter: the goal is to make stylish clothing to go from the gym to the coffee shop and in some cases the office. >> i think it is more cute and stylish an the whole yoga pants trend kind of took off where people wore leggings with fancier shirts and then, i don't know, it's more accepted, i think. >>reporter: the multi-purpose fashion helps widen the base of people buying these brands, meaning more money for apparel companies.
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been hotter than ever. according to usa today, nike's women's business grew 20% in the last fiscal year. that's more than twice the rate the same time period >> this is my gym clothes. sneakers. women i feel like maybe there's a higher step of -- a little more of that fashion. >> i have, you know, like the little lace on my pants or like a zipper, something with a little bit of style. i would go for that. >>reporter: and it's not just nike. according to research from the n.p.d. group, from june 2014 to june 2015, women's fitness apparel outpaced the overall fitness apparel business, growing 9% as compared to a little less than 7% in the entire industry. when you're talking about a multi-billion dollar market, those percentages really add up which means we might soon see more celebrities and more brands wanting to cash in. in manhattan, elise finch, cbs 2 news. >> they look great.
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yoga pants all day long, we probably would. >> cozy. >> and a suit and some yoga pants >> really, yoga pant? they're comfortable >> they look t. time now 5:57. still ahead, if uber wants to operate in newark, guess what, it's going to have to cough up some big bucks. plus a car crashes into a big overnight and now several people are without a place to stay. and a new twist in iphone thefts. what thieves are now demanding before the owner gives up their
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gorgeous sunrise for your thursday morning at 6:00, 49 degrees. cool temperatures today. we're expecting rain this afternoon. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment. first here is your morning news to go. >> a car slams into the side of a new jersey building, forcing an evacuation. now several plainfield families are out of their homes. authorities believe the building is structurally unsound. we will head live to the scene for an update. >>reporter: were you drinking on the plane? >> no comment. cbs 2's alice gaynor trying to get answers from the former jetblue pilot accused of flying drunk. dennis murphy, jr. trying to avoid our cameras after he faced a judge in brooklyn federal court. but the pilot claims he's innocent.
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new developments in the new york city corruption scandal. some of mayor de blasio's top aides have been hit with subpoenas. this comes as state and federal authorities have been looking into the mayor's political fundraising practices. they showedded us that they had knives -- showed us they had knives in their waistbands. they said give us your phones and wallets. >> that's not all the thieves wanted. what happened next practically left thieves with a brand new phone. we're going to explain and show you what police say you should do if this ever happens to you. i am very proud and very humbled and honored to announce that i have accepted senator ted cruz' offer to be his vice president for the republican nomination. [ applause ] >> a surprise announcement in the presidential race, even without the number of delegates necessary for the nomination, ted cruz still has hopes for the white house. how are the other candidates responding?
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and beyonce did not disappoint. the first stop of her "formation" world tour was so epic that the event went viral overnight. we've got much more from the concert in this morning's "two talkers." johnny. >> well, as you can see, a little rain there in the show. wow! we're going to see a different kind of a water play under way. we've got some light rain in the forecast for much later today. you're fine off to work or school or services or whatever the day holds for you. mostly clear and pretty. 48. it's just chilly. i mean, definitely another below-normal day. as you head to the west and look farther to the west, you get a sense of, number one, the clouds, and then these showers that will fill in during the course of the late afternoon. they linger overnight on and off and then into your friday as well. numbers? well, they're going to stay below normal. 58 at lunchtime. that's pretty close to the afternoon high which is atypical for this time of the year when you have that more
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but it will be obscured by clouds and that's why numbers stay below normal, just the upper 50s to 60 if you're lucky. so make sure you're ready for that. a jacket a good idea. always a good idea to know what's going on before you go. here's kyla. >>reporter: yes, indeed. that's what we're here for. thank you, john. good morning, everybody. we're going to start in brooklyn where we do have a disabled truck. now, this is blocking two lanes on the southbound bqe at the kosciuszko bridge. you can see the delays here. they are back to queens boulevard, and this is also affecting the westbound long island expressway as you approach the bqe. so watch out for that. taking a live look outside, here is some better news. still only minor delays into the upper level tolls of the george washington bridge, and you can see we're looking good here, the lincoln and hundreds are moving well also. -- hundreds are moving well -- holland tunnels are moving well as well. pay the meters. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. new this morning, several new jersey families have been left homeless after a car slam noose a big, forcing an evacuation >> it happened last night in plainfield and now police are
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caused the crash. cbs 2's janelle burrell joins us live from the scene with more. janelle. >>reporter: yeah, chris, multiple families out of their homes this morning, and a lot of people actually showing up for work, people who work in this office building, only to find out they will obviously not be working out of this location here this morning. this all happening around 10:00 last night at the intersection of watchong avenue and east second street. and you can see all of the debris that was left by the car crashing into this building. witnesses reporting some cell phone -- recording some cell phone video where you can actually see the car moments after it crashed into this storefront. at this point, though, police have not released why they believe the driver lost control of the vehicle, but witnesses do say that they saw the driver rushed away in an ambulance, though it's not clear the extent of their injuries. three families we're told lived in the apartments above the crash site here, so about 20 people were displaced. they were evacuated because
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not know the structural integrity of this building. so they are being helped by the red cross. but a few minutes ago we spoke with a man who operates a shuttle service out of this tax office. he came here this morning, seeing the damage for the first time. >> just found the glass on the floor, so we don't know what happened. somebody broke in. that's what i thought it was. >>reporter: that was your first thought. now that you know it was a car that actually crashed through there, what do you think? >> hopefully nobody got hurt. >>reporter: now, back live, you can see some of the damage, some of the debris that is strewn across the sidewalk here, so quite a cleanup ahead for the people who own this building. again, we're still awaiting word from police to hear about how badly the driver may have been injured and what caused that driver to lose control. reporting live this morning from plainfield, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you.
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scandal and members of mayor de blasio's inner circle slapped with subpoenas >> state and federal probe rs under way into the mayor's fundraising. cbs 2's andrea grimes has more from lower manhattan. andrea. >>reporter: well, chris and mary, the mayor's spokesperson says everyone involved followed the letter of the law, but prosecutors have some big questions. the alleged corruption scandal swirling around mayor bill de blasio has now directly hit city hall. his attorney maya wiley confirms, quote, city hall has been subpoenaed by the new york county district attorney's office and the u.s. attorney's office for the southern district, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation. the mayor has not been personally served. the investigation focuses on the mayor's fundraising and how he raised money to unseat state senate republicans in order to further his political agenda. u.s. attorney preet berara and
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if de blasio violated the law by circumventing laws and big if de blasio violated the law by circumventing laws and big donations for candidates which is not allowed. probers are also reportedly looking into whether promises were made in exchange for donations. the mayor has defended his actions, saying everything they've done is legal and appropriate. he said this on monday. >> a lot of very good people are having their names dragged through the mud over these last few weeks. that's not right, that's not fair. >>reporter: cbs 2 has learned members of de blasio's inner circle who were subpoenaed include emma wolf, a top political adviser and the city's director of intergovernmental affairs, top fundraiser ross offinger and the consulting firm berlin rosen which works on the mayor's political campaigns. >>reporter: being subpoenaed means they can be questioned and must preserve documents. the mayor's spokesperson specifically said is of emma wolf that she is, quote, a highly-regarded public servant whose integrity should not be question. reporting live outside city hall this morning, in manhattan, andrea grimes, cbs 2 news >> an dree, a thank you. ancht crime caught on camera, a fast-acting thief grabs a man's wallet right out of his hands. check out this surveillance video from an "n" subway station on west 34th street. a 61-year-old passenger was swiping his metro card when the man on the right grabbed his wallet. the wallet contained credit and debit cards. it happened april 12th around 8:00 at night and police are trying to identify the man in the video. a judge is deciding the fate of a police officer accused of stomping on a man's head after the cop and his alleged victim face off in court. officer joel edward faces assault charges. in july of 2014, he allegedly stepped on the head of jameal cuffy in bed-stuy. cuffy had allegedly resipsed the officer, but officer edward's attorney said after trying to subdue the suspect he brought his boot down on the victim's hand, not his head.
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>> as he kicked me in the head, my head hit the concrete. >> edward's attorney disputed the photo of the suspect's head taken the day after the arrest. they say he showed no such wounds in public and the day that is followed. the judge's ruling is expected tomorrow. it's now 6:09. coming up a surprise announcement in the race for the white house. plus a scare at a long island doctor's office. how a gun accidentally went off and shot two people. and a surprise performance. stevie nicks makes a surprise appearance at broadway's school of rock >> speaking of school, if the kids are off, they stay dry for the trip to school. it's a little chilly, they may need a jack. some -- need a jacket. staying on cool side for school.
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p at 6:12, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> thank you, mary. thank you to the weather watchers reporting for duty, bringing in temperatures that are cool. 51 in staten island, one of the warmer readings, but the low 40s and even some 30s around the area, up into the hudson valley, 32, 41. there was a little bit of patchy frost last night. you know, i was looking at my day-of calendar, have these different sites i like to check out. bob is reporting in with 36 and berryville.
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did you know that today is workers' memorial day. it's a day to remember those who have lost their lives on the job. when you think about it, it is an issue in our country that doesn't get a lot of attention, but that is something that some folks are going to be looking at today. out to the north shore, we're looking at the 40s, some pretty skies too, really like this from bruce on the north shore last night. boy, gorgeous sunset. tell you what, let's turn it around, flip the switch and show you a brilliant sunrise. just gorgeous. now, what's going to happen is it's kind of the inverse. yesterday we had to wait for the sun. today we say so long to the sun, and we'll see the clouds fill in. really, there's evidence of that right now because you can see there's some thin clouds, even though the park reporting mostly clear, clouds in the area right now. winds are variable at 6. a few more numbers for you. there are those cool readings up around otisville at 30 and cool around mount sinai at 32. so cool through the hamptons all the way out to montauk, 46
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in the city you're in the 50s out the door, and upper 50s around lunchtime. that's where you stay. the clouds will serve to regulate and slow down any kind of warmup. that's why we see highs below normal. 66 is the normal. i don't think we see that for a while. next week we have some above normal days, but 59 today, no where near the record of 90 or the record low of 34. sun is up, sun sets at 7:50. by then clouds. already clouds through somerset, middlesex, warren, hunterdon county, down the jersey shore. brighter skies into connecticut, but your skies too will fill with clouds. here comes this slow-moving front. so it's going to take a while, but we see some showers late this afternoon and then tonight it's a somewhat stationary front, basically carving a path for this low pressure, so more of a chance for on and off showers on friday, particularly friday late or friday night. and then saturday shapes up. we see friday as the dryer half
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have to leave showers in the forecast sunday, and then again on monday, starting the week with some cool and wet conditions as well. hey, let's start your drive with a smile. what's going on, kyla? >>reporter: let's do t. we can start with a smile. i'm not sure you'll keep it after you hear what i have to say. we're going to head to the bqe, jim smith in chopper 2 checking out what's happening. jim, i understand things may be getting a little bit better? >>reporter: that is right, kyla. there was a broken down truck on the southbound bqe on the kosciuszko bridge. the truck actually broke its axle. it was blocking the center lane for some time, just towed off within the last minute. it is completely off the highway now. we are left with delays on the southbound bqe beginning around queens boulevard, also causing some extra heavy exiting delay off the l.i.e., but, again, all lanes are now open on the southbound bqe. jim smith in chopper 2, cbs 2 news scblvment that will take a minute, but we're getting there. alternate side suspended today, that's for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have
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chris and mary, over to you. now to campaign 2016, two candidates who were once rivals will campaign today in unanimous. >> ted cruz has picked carley fiorina as his running mate even though his campaign is more uncertain than ever. tony reports. >>reporter: cruz' v.p. pick clearly intended to help in fiorina's state, california, the biggest prize of the last 10 states with 502 delegates still to be allocated, donald trump needs 48% of them to win the nomination. already fiorina seems comfortable playing the traditional v.p. campaign role of attacker. >> donald trump and hillary clinton both will be diastrous for this nation. [ applause ] >> carly isn't intimidated by bullies because she's faced challenges a lot worse than someone bellowing and yelling and insulting her face. >>reporter: that's a reference to a trump magazine interview when he said of fiorina look at that face. would anyone vote for that?
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>> we're getting out of the nation building business. >>reporter: making a rare teleprompter speech, outlining an america first foreign policy. hours later he was rolling his eyes about the cruz v.p. pick. >> first of all, you have to -- look, cruz can't win, what's he doing picking vice presidents? he can't win. >>reporter: it was quieter on the democratic side. >> thank you, pennsylvania. >>reporter: hillary clinton had no public appearances after solidifying her lead with four big wins tuesday night. bernie sanders vows to press on, even as he lays off dozens of campaign staffers. >> our job, whether we win or whether we do not win is to transform not only our country, but the democratic party. >> hillary clinton is only about 200 delegates short of winning the nomination, but mathematically, she probably cannot wrap it up until early june. former house speaker dennis hastert is headed to prison. he's been sentenced to 15
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hastert pled guilty to breaking federal banking rules to funnel hush money to a man he sexually abused decades ago. he also admitted abusing several boys he coached on a high school wrestling team in illinois in the '60s and '70s. the one-time republican leader was not charged with any sex crimes because of the statute of limitations. police on long island say a retired npped np officer and a podiatrist are recovering this morning after an accidental shooting left both of them injured. chopper go was over the scene on long beach road in oceanside yesterday. police say a retired police officer was showing his licensed gun to his foot doctor when he accidentally pull the trigger, hitting himself in the thigh and his doctor in the foot. >> there were five ambulances here, eight cop cars, there was hero units, you know, the guys with the bullet-proof vests. they took each person out. >> this could have ended up very badly, but it didn't, thank god. >> both men are expected to be okay.
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19 minutes after the hour right now. coming up usher gets the green light in -- ub irgets green light in newark, but it's going to cost the company big money. plus this. and beyonce wows the crowd
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"formation" world tour. looking good. boy, i tell you that glow, johnny, can't beat it. "stand by you" which brings me to this, a little breaking news this morning. i have announced that john elliot will be my running mate in the coming election. there you go. >> we'll have to play the woman card. 6:22. >> look at his face. would anybody vote for this face? >> i would. >> i'll tell you, these skies, isn't it beautiful this year? today is national blueberry pie day. >> i vote for you >> pie for everybody. yeah. it's going to be a changing day today. we're showing you these gorgeous shots outside. but clouds are going to change that, so it'll be gray to wrap things up. i really like that. numbers, it's a little cool, man. 48 with clear skies now, but
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59 your high. 59 your high. yeah, that's it. the normal high is 66. it's another cool one friday, and remember for the weekend, saturday the dryer half, gray and wet at times again on your sunday. >> all right, john, thank you. how about the commute? >>reporter: well, the commute isn't quite as golden and sunny this morning. we have some trouble out there and we'll start in yonkers, an accident blocking one lane on the southbound sprainbrook parkway at tuckahoe road. it's causing delays that go back to jackson avenue. your mass transit this morning, hudsonberg and light rail resumes normal weekday service this morning. that follows the overhead wire repairs they were doing in jersey city. and again today 0 the long island railroad, buses will replace train from 9:00 a.m. to noon between babylon and patchogue, that's on the montauk branch for track inspections. alternate side parking is suspended today. that is for orthodox holy thursday, but dow still have to pay those meters. chris and mary, over to you >> kyla, thank you. the islanders face off against tampa in the playoffs last night
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new players. otis livingston has a check on sports. >> good morning, everyone. round one of the nfl draft, as of now the jets pick 2010th, the jets 20th. prince charming for the islander, back-to-back goals in the 1st period last night give them a 3-1 lead. 4-1 islanders. they get a scare in the 3rd, though, on the bench capuano take as puck to the face. he's okay. he would return. 5-3 the final, stealing home ice advantage. mets going for the sweep of the reds, milwaukee with a franchise record 9th homer for april. matt harvey gets the win, 5-2 from citi field. a-rod back in texas and back in the lineup. his solo homer in the 4th ties it. that was it for their scores, they lose 3-2. i'm otis livingston, that's your cbs 2 news sports update.
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schools the audience at the school of rock. >> the beehive was buzzing in miami as beyonce performs in her first concert of her new tour. >> "formation" world tour debuted at mime l miami's marlins park, fans were thrill after seeing her after the release of the "lemonade" album. that became a media bombshell, leaving her fans to wonder if husband jay-z had an affair. she dedicated halo to him. she comes to new york with her tour in june, with concerts at citi field june 7th and 8th. this is such a conglom rat, such a big business operation. if you read into those lyrics maybe jay-z had an affair. >> maybe someone wrote the lyrics.
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and looking great, sounding great too. a special treat for the audience at broadway's school of rock. >> music music icon stevie nicks gave a spirited performance and after the cast took its curtain call thursday night, the surprise was all in the name of charity. she was helping to raise money for broadway cares, equity fights aids, financial support for people with aids, hiv and hiv-related diseases. >> it's a great show. i wish she was there when i was there. >> good. coming up at 6:30, the search is on. take a closer look. this is not your normal construction worker. the hunt to fine the man in costume. plus how a parking fine on long island has landed this man in handcuffs. also: >> the entire while it was going on, i was just waiting for it to be over. >> thieves steal a teenager's phone, but they didn't stop
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you may need an umbrella later, but a spectacular sunrise this morning. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. also: >>reporter: were you drinking on the plane? >> no comment. >> a pilot accused of putting hundreds of passengers at risk on a flight to kennedy airport. but, first, new this morning, a car slams into a big, forcing several families out of their homes in new jersey. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. that crash in new jersey leaves several families homeless. >> it happened last night in plainfield and now police are investigating what caused it. cbs 2's janelle burrell on the scene for us this morning. hi, janelle. >>reporter: hi there, chris. and this morning we are getting a much better look at the damage. you can see all that debris over the sidewalk, and you can see some of the beams that were knocked right out of their post when that car crashed into this building here at the intersection of east second and watchong avenue last night. this happened around 10:00 last night. witnesses recording some cell phone video where you can see the car actually inside of the store moments after it crash.
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have not revealed what caused that driver to lose control. witnesses say they saw the driver rushed away in an ambulance, though it's not clear at this point the extent of their injuries. three families who lived above this storefront, they were evacuated, about 20 people because at this point authorities are not clear, are not sure about the structural integrity of the building. those families being assisted by the red cross. now, earlier this morning we spoke with a man who operates a shuttle service in this tax office. he came here this morning seeing the dang for the first -- seeing the damage for the first time. >> just the glass on the floor, so we don't know what happened. somebody broke in. that's what i thought it was. >>reporter: that was your first thought. now that you know it was a car that actually crashed through there, what do you think? >> hopefully nobody got hurt. >>reporter: again, the driver, according to witnesses, was
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the extent of their injuries not clear this morning, but quite a lot of cleanup ahead. back live you can see the damage left here behind. we're still awaiting word from police to give some indication as to what caused that driver to lose control. reporting live from plainfield, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. 6:32, let's get you right over to traffic and weather on the 2s. john. >> well, janelle has got a cozy jacket on. it's a little cool out the door. and numbers are going to stay below normal today. really pretty, though, in the city. we have the sun-soaked silhouette behind me. we'll see sun give way to clouds during the course of your morning. in fact, that process already under way to the west. this affiliated with a slow- moving and ultimately stationary front that will bring in a chance of rain, some light rain today, late tonight, on and off right through your friday. 58 at lunchtime, and then we don't add much to that. highs will just be in the mid- to upper 50s. 60 if you're lucky. and then, remember, later today
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so roadways will be slippery then. they're not now, but it's busy, right, kyla? >>reporter: yes, indeed. thank goodness we don't have the rain this morning. we'll start in yonkers where we do have an accident. this one blocking one lane on the southbound sprainbrook parkway at tuckahoe road. it is causing delays back to jackson avenue. and then a live look outside here, a disabled truck blocks one lane on the eastbound cross bronx. it's at the sheridan expressway and it is starting to cause delays back to the alexander hamilton bridge. you can see that here. ed good news it has not hit the toll plaza yet at the george washington bridge. alternate side is suspended today for orthodox holy thursday. but you do still have to pay those meters. if you're headed to the airport this morning, good news there, all is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty airports. back over to you >> thank you. top aides to mayor de blasio hit with subpoenas. >> it's part of state and federal probe noose the mayor's fundraising. cbs 2's andrea grymes has more
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>>reporter: well, chris and mary, the mayor's spokesperson says everyone involved followed the letter of the law, but prosecutors seem to have possibly a different outlook on all of this. mayor's attorney confirms quote, city hall has been subpoenaed by the new york county district attorney's office and the u.s. attorney's office for the southern district, and we are fully cooperating with the investigation. the mayor has not been personally served. cbs 2 has learned members of de blasio's inner circle who were subpoenaed include emma wolf, a top political adviser and the city's director of intergovernmental affairs, top fundraiser ross offinger and the consulting firm berlin rosen which works on the mayor's political campaigns. the mayor has defended his actions, previously saying that everything they've done is legal and appropriate. this is some of what he said just on monday. >> a lot of very good people are having their names dragged through the mud over these last
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that's not right, that's not fair. >>reporter: the scandal does center on the mayor's fundraising. u.s. attorney pretrial barara and manhattan d.a.cyrus vance are trying to figure out if team de blasio violated the law by circumventing finance laws and targeting money for certain candidates. subpoenaed mean you can be questioned an you must preserve documents. still more to come with all of this. reporting live ouz of city hall in lower manhattan this morning, andrea grymes, cbs 2 >> thank you. he appeared dressed for work on a construction site, but that turn out to be a disguise for a bank robbery. police in queens have released pictures on a man who entered a bank on sussex boulevard around 3:00 in the afternoon. they say he showedded a gun and getting away on foot. police in brooklyn are autistic man. matthew yam is 24 years old. he was last seen yesterday
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prospect park roller skating rink. he's 5'9", weighs 115 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. metro north is back on schedule this morning after a train collided with a car in westchester county. it happened yesterday afternoon on the harlem line in bedford hills. crews spent several hours removing the car which set off major delays during rush hour. investigators say the car stalled on the tracks. the driver and a passenger were able to escape safely. the driver was issue a summons for illegally blocking a railroad crossing novment one was hurt in the crash. in new jersey police in bayonne are investigating a fatal accident on kennedy boulevard. a 43-year-old man was getting into his parked car yesterday when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck. the truck then hit another car about a block away. the driver was evaluated at the hospital and released. so far no charges filed. newark gives uber the green light to pick up passengers city we. it's part of a 10-year, $10 million deal. the company must pay the city $3 million up front, provide
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and conduct background checks. the mayor says the agreement is about fairness. >> what we're trying to do is just make sure that we have a competitive playing field here that we can begin to help the taxi industry which i think is important for folks to begin to do. >> uber must also pay a fee for operating in newark airport. earlier this year the city planned to ticket or tow uber drivers at the airport but then later backed off that. a jetblue pilot is free on $50,000 bond this morning after being accused of flying drunk. dennis murphy, jr. of ramsey, new jersey was in brooklyn federal court yesterday. he was charged with flying unthe influence on a flight from orlando to kennedy airport last year. after the plane landed, murphy was picked for a random alcohol test. he was over the legal limit. murphy did not want to speak to cbs 2's alice gaynor. >>reporter: were you drinking on the plane? >> no comment. >> murphy claims the test results must have been caused by the gum he was chewing. his copilot told investigators murphy was drinking an unknown
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murphy faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. well, the attorney for a long island man accused of threatening employee employees with a cross bow says his employees never intended to follow through. harold geretsky has been fighting with neighbors and local officials since last summer when he said he couldn't afford to park his plane at the airport. investigators say this week he threatened the town of hempsted employees for dismantling his plane while he was away. his attorney says he's harmless. >> he's an angry old man. he called up, he made a threat. he's not going to carry it out. >> gretsky's attorney said he wouldn't say if his client even owns a cross bow. he now faces charges of aggravated harassment. 6:38. a brooklyn mother missing, but now we are learning new information. why love ones are at odds over where the 21-year-old is or what she's doing. and teenagers threatened
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over their phones, but that's not all thieves wanted. the new twist on iphone robberies. we're getting a first look at some of the gear the athletes will be sporting at this year's olympic games in rio. hi dad. uh huh.
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brings back some great memories here. >> i just have a good size. >> those pictures, throwback thursday, i think if you check out mary's facebook page a
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post that picture of her >> no, i'm not >> walking down the streets, big boom box on the shoarls. >> i had one. it sounds great. >> leg warmers? >> she's a maniac. >> throwback thursday. happy 75th birthday of ann- margaret. bridgett moyenahan has a birthday too. this is kind of bittersweet. toni ann lacata played her last softball game in college >> what? >> yeah, i know. now she's gotta go to grad school and her dad is saying i gotta pay for grad school now? no, he's not. he's very proud of her. she got a big award last night, the academic/athletics aware. this is the season, high school graduation, college graduation, boy, i tell you what, it's a busy time. 48 in the city right now. it is cool in monticello. it's cool in the hamptons. these numbers compared to yesterday, yeah, it's a little
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feel it this afternoon. numbers will only be in the upper 50s and you'll notice the sun give way to clouds. and we're staying below normal. normal is 66. we won't see that for a while. pollen, you're going to see some sneezing today. a bit of a break tomorrow with some showers. hey, let's time out some of those showers for you. this is futurecast mode and you can see by this afternoon 4:00 or 5:00 we've got showers to the west. and then it's light rain through the evening for your evening activities. a little umbrella a good ally and friend. tomorrow morning some scattered showers, and then you know what? we'll see a few more during the course of the afternoon. watch what happens, though. sun actually returns by saturday afternoon, but then we're waiting and watching for the return of some rain by sunday. 59 today, jacket and if it's going to be a late day, a little umbrella a good idea too. hey, there's some headaches now to keel with on the -- to deal with on the roadways. what's going on, kyla? >>reporter: there are.
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let's take a look outside, a disabled truck blocking one lane on the eastbound cross bronx at the sheridan expressway. and you can see it, delays, they are stretching all the way back to the toll plaza at the george washington bridge where we have about a 20-minute delay. same story at the lincoln and holland tunnels. mass transit this morning, hudsonberg and light rail, they're resuming normal weekday service this morning and that is following overhead wire repairs in jersey city. and again today on the long island railroad buses will replace trains from 9:00 a.m. to noon. that's between babylon and patchogue on the montauk branch and that is for track inspections. alternate side parking is suspended today for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay those meters. mary, over to you. >> kyla, thank you. anchts young brooklyn mother disappear more than a week ago, now her mother says enough is not being done to find her. police say 21-year-old destiny dawson left her bed-stuy home april 20th to go to dinner. her boyfriend reported her missing the next day.
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angry her daughter's boyfriend isn't doing more to locate her, but her boyfriend says he's been searching on his own. lasheem harris tells cbs 2 he found messages to other men on her instagram account, time stamp just hours before she left. dawson's mother is not satisfy. >> it's a week, and he is calm. calm. like everything's all right. >> i think she's outdoing her, she's out having fun, she's spending time with whoever she knows >> dawson has two young daughters, ages 2 and 3 years old. now to a consumer alert. new york state officials are sounding the alarm about a new e-mail scam targeting people who don't have chip cards. the fraudulent e-mails contain a link to sign up for your new card, but clicking on it could install malware on your computer. the software gives scammers access to all of your personal information, leaving you open to identity fraud. well, police say thieves are targeting teens at a popular manhattan park and
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it's what happens next that has some people especially concerned. cbs 2's allana gold reports. >>reporter: a walk along the water at riverside park and 72nd street turned into a frightening one for ross kennedy an his friend. >> it was pretty scary. >>reporter: kennedy says two teens on a bench started talking to them, then they suddenly showed knives on their waistbands and demanded their wallets and cell phones from their pockets. but the robbery didn't stop here. the criminals stayed in contact with the victims for longer than most holdups. >> the entire time it was going on, i was just waiting for it to be over. >>reporter: he tells us the crooks made sure the iphones they were about to steal couldn't be traced. they forced the victims to delete the app called find my iphone and turn off their icloud settings. that way kennedy and his friend couldn't log into their accounts from another device and find the phone's exact location. it's an app people commonly use if their phones are lost or ripped off. kennedy says the thieves also made them hit reset on their phones and wipe them clean for possible resale. so they basically got a bran new phone? >> yeah, pretty much.
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he used a stranger's phone to call 911 that canceled the line with -- then canceled the line with his service provider and had to shell out a few hundred dollars for a new iphone. other iphone users in the area now concerns about their phone getting stolen this way. >> iphones are ridiculously expensive. >> i'm also a film student, so i have so much stuff on my phone that i need for school. >>reporter: police tell us this is definitely a new tactic that crooks are using an they haven't dealt with many of these cases, but they say if this happens to you, don't fight back >> it feels like a violation. >>reporter: investigators say kennedy and his friend did everything right. they admit in a case like this you may never see your phone again, but the device isn't worth risking your life for. on the upper west side, allana, gold, cbs 2 news >> police have this reminder, if someone does steal your phone, don't fight back, let them go. it's not worth it. still ahead, the cast of "hamilton" like you've never seen who tell a very different character than our founding father. a new study examines how different foods affect your
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otis livingston has this morning's sports update. >> good morning, everyone the islanders beat the lightning to take a 1-0 series lead. mets beat the reds, pulling off a sweep in the process, however, the yankees lost to the rangers 3-2. coming up
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nfl draft. i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me,
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waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do.
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well, the cast of "hamilton" continues to steal the spotlight. >> this time they sang about a very different story. barbara sweeney talk. >> they change the lyrics to their opening number to pay homage to steven's sweety todd. it was this week's 30th annual fundraising competition for aids. this year they've raised more than $5 million. "hamilton" raising any other show, contributing half a million dollars. >> if there's one show that can raise a lot of money, it's that show. >> pure talent there. >> it's all great stuff, that's for sure. we're getting a along at what the american olympic -- a look at what the american olympic team will be wearing. team members will choose
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button down pol shirts, accessorized with boat shoes and a cotton bracelet. they were designed by pol ralph lauren. >> looking sharp there. , 6:52. how about traffic and weather on the 2 snz >> speaking of the red, white and blue, happy 50th birthday to the president of the united states, james monroe. are the kids doing anything in school? it's all like they have senior- itis. you don't have to be a senior to have senior-itis. 48, it's chilly out the door for you and the kids. 43 in chatham, 32 in liberty. speonk at 32 as well. it's going to turn wet much later today. we've got sun to start, then you're going to see those clouds fill in, afternoon rain rolling in from southwest to northeast. parts of the afternoon commute well to the south and west could see a little bit of wet weather and then some rain in the mix thursday into friday. let's mix things up and save you some time with kyla.
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mixed up all right. let's start with a live look outside. we have a disabled truck that's blocking one lane on the eastbound cross bronx at the sheridan expressway. not a great place for this to happen. delays now stretching back to the toll plaza at the george washington bridge where we have about a 20-minute delay. same story at the lincoln and holland tunnels. and we take a look in brooklyn where the gowanus is heavy now northbound. delays stretching from here all the way up onto the bqe to the brooklyn bridge. alternate side parking, well, it is sus penned today, so you get a break. that's for orthodox holy thursday, but you do still have to pay the meters. chris, over to you >> thanks so much. in' on our health watch, if you're sleepy today, i may want to look at your diet. reliefsers in australia studied 25,000 men. the ones who reported the highest fat in their diets were 20% more likely to complain of daytime sleepiness. one reason the high-fat diet can lead to weight gain and sleep apnea which can disrupt sleep at night.
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let's check in with "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell and charlie rose joins. >>reporter: a closer look at donald trump's policy speech and ted cruz, carley fiorina announcement, plus a car crash lawsuit that could test the limits of social media. there is does a feature on snapchat encourage users to drive faster? >> plus nfl commissioner roger goodell and panthers linebacker kyle davis will join us this morning. we're going to talk about the nfl draft, tom brady, lots of good stuff. >> comedians key and field interview each other in our new series "something in common." all of that and more. the news is back in the morning. see new a few minutes >> cannot wait for keano. guys, thanks. what you need to know before you go next. blinds to go's new cascade shades. gentle diffused light when you want it. darkened privacy when you don't.
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this thursday morning, just before 7:00. here's what you need to know before you go. three new jersey families have been left homeless after a car slammed into the side after building in plainfield, forcing an evacuation. authorities believe the building is structurally unsound after last night's crash.
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de blasio are served with subpoenas as part of state and federal probes into the mayor's fundraising. the counsel to the mayor says de blasio has not been personally served and they are fully cooperating with investigators. police in brooklyn are searching for a missing autistic man. matthew gam is 24 years old, he was last seen yesterday afternoon at around 2:40 at the prospect park roller skating rink. he's about 5'9", weighs 115 pound with brown eyes and black hair. service on long island railroad is -- metro north is back on schedule this afternoon after a car collided with a train in westchester. it set off major rush hour delays. no one was hurt in the crash. let's get over to kyla for a final check of the traffic situation. >>reporter: good morning, everybody. we do have a disabled truck blocking one lane on the eastbound cross bronx. this is at the sheridan expressway. it's causing about a 40 minute delay at the gw bridge. the good news is we have 30 minutes at the lincoln and hundreds, so a little bit
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take a live look outside, brooklyn, you can see it here, heavy, northbound delays stretch all the way up to the bqe, onto the brooklyn bridge. alternate side parking, well, it is suspended today for orthodox holy thursday, but you still have to pay those meters. john. >> well, speak of time, it's a biological clock day today too, just found that online. all right. we're going to see some clouds fill in today, pretty skies give way to cloudy skies, a little bit of light rain later today. numbers cool out the door and still just 59 for a high, well below the normal of 66. on and off light showers overnight into and through your friday. not a washout, just a little unsettled. break on saturday, more wet weather back in place sunday into monday and that's more of a soaking rain so we'll be watching that as well. enjoy the beautiful skies this morning. >> thanks so much, johnny. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi >> i'm chris wragge.
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