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victims broke down in tears as he stood just feet away from the man, the former police officer, who shot him six times. former nypd police officer brendan crownan was sentenced today to prison. he had a chance to apologize in court this morning. he was sentenced for drunk driving and then opening fire at two random innocent men two years ago. both men survived the shooting. today, they were both given the chance to confront him and tell him how his actions impacted their lives. he stressed how every day he lives with the physical and emotional pain. the former police officer was also given a chance to speak in court. you're about to hear his apology first. then you'll hear from the two victims who say their lives were anged forever. >> i will continue to pray daily as i've done since april 29th, 2014, for your physical,
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i will also continue to pray for forgiveness and mercy. >> we don't need the people here to protect us to be another form of terrorists with driving in their cars and shooting off their weapons. >> no one can possibly imagine what this event has done to my family, my wife, my son. it is -- it's indescribable. >> reporter: the officer will spend the next nine years of his life in prison. both of the victims have already filed lawsuits against the city and the nypd. we're live in white plains, news4 new york. we have developments in a case involving another former nypd cop. today, a judge could decide to overturn the conviction of peter liang. his attorneys want a new trial. they say juror michael vargas
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his father spent time in prison for the same crime. a formal investigation into the nypd. the department has now reassigned administrative duty. the mayor insists he will not accept campaign donations from the men. just a short time ago, the mayor said he's willing to offer help to the justice department. now to decision 2016. the democratic presidential candidates back in the big apple today boasting some big endorsements while hillary clinton took a nod from the daily news. bernie sanders showed up at a picket line. we're live with all of the details. >> reporter: dave, bernie sanders is on that picket line as we speak in brookl . he's joined the striking verizon workers who've been on strike
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he has argued that unions are the backbone of a thriving middle class. take a listen. >> tell corporate america they cannot have it all! you're telling corporate america that workers in this country are not going to be continued to push down and down and down. >> reporter: meanwhile, earlier this morning, he was with another union, the transit workers union, look twu 100. they did endorse him this meanwhile, hillary clinton also picked up a big endorsement news. their editorial board saying that new yorkers have in clinton a super prepared warrior realist who can continue to lift the country without the recession with realistic financial policy. meanwhile, she is scheduled to
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midtfwn in just the next few miinnutes. she is here for al sharpton's national action network 25th conference. they'll be discussing police/community relations, crime, and education. she's expected to touch on those topics in just the next few minutes. news4 new york. let's talk more about the verizon strike where you mentioned bernie sanders appeared. tens of thousands of workers on strike. bernie sanders was at the picket line. chopper 4 was above as those workers headed out. john chandler joins us live on more of what this could mean for customers. >> reporter: all you can hear on west 46th street is air horns and the chants of corporate greed reverberating off of the
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36,000 verizon workers llong coast from virginia all the way up to massachusetts taking to the streets today to protest what they say is corporate greed. and without a contract since august, they are out here on the streets now walking off the job at 6:00 a.m. this morning. they're resisting outsourcing, cuts to pension, and health care benefits. and they see this as their only option. some of the workers tell me they'll be out here as long as they need to be after ten months of negotiating led to no progress. >> it's not even about the wage increase. we're not looking for the money. we're looking to keep what we have. they're looking to strip us of everything. >> it does hurt. i mean, nobody would want to be out here. by at a certain point, you have to stand up for yourselves. >> the company is making record profits and we're just asking that since we earn it for the company that we get our fair share.
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in a statement that the union is largely ignoring today's digital realities. they prepared for this strike for over a year now. they have non-union workers trained and working to try and fill the gaps. a small percentage of protestors are wireless workers for verizon. so that gives them the opportunity to go protest in front of verizon wireless stores. that could be a key tactic for the strikers as they try to gain ground in the battle for a contract. news4 new york. lawyers for the man accused of killing nine people inside a south carolina church have asked a judge to delay his death penalty try. dylann roof's attorney says starting the trial scheduled on jutoly 11th won't give them enough time to mount a adequate defense. prosecutors say he opened fire at a prayer meeting at that
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>> the so-called affluenza teen a making his first appearance in court as an adult today. he received ten years of probation for a deadly drunk driving crash in 2013. he could serve time for violating that probation. up next at noon -- >> the meeting so upset here today on the "today" show means there's something there. >> actor and festival co-founder robert de niro defends a documentary that was pulled fromuthe lineup. >> and we're getting there. it's almost time for al fresco eating. if you're hungry, take a light jacket today and head on out. we'll be outside in full force into the weekend. tell you all about that in just a minute. coming up next on "new york
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the survey that has even the host herself stunned. >> plus, if the city's most dramatic bus toir, we're rietding with the real housewives of new york. coming up on "new york live" at 12:30. american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. foatr businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i
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right now, the nypd searching for a man in the bronx who tried to rape a woman. obviously that's video of mark santia who spoke exclusively with the victim who does not want to be identified. surveillance video shows her walking near the corner of webb avenue and ames place. she says he grabbed her, pulled her pants down. she foigt back using her cell phone as a weapon. >> i don't know who is this. i put boom in the face. >> you hit him in the face? >> yeah. >> you can see the surveillance cameras got a good image of the suspect in a nearby restaurant.
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police also trying to find a brooklyn boxer and actor accused of knocking out his girlfriend. police say josh luteran punched his 38-year-old girlfriend in the head around 1:00 yesterday morning. we're told the two had been fighting over money. by the time police arrived at the home he had fled. the girlfriend now in a medically induced coma. ny informationn the search for a man police say t ed to sexually assault a little girl on her way to school. katherine creag has been working the story. >> reporter: police do believe that search is over. a suspect in custody right here at the 75. alleges the little girl's father was here just a little while ago. we talked with him, then he got a phone dahl, he call, he had to leave. a lot of people relieved that someone's in custody and als wondering how the little girl is doing.
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on all of these wanted posters. one even hangs outside of the police station where the suspect ended up after being taken into custody. investigators say he victimized an 11-year-old girl. in east new york brooklyn, police say the suspect exposed himself to the girl, touched and grabbed her. it happened around 8:30 in the morning yesterday at elton street and pitkin aven was so upset. if it was my daughter, i'm glad the police caught him before guy, he touched my sister. i see a crowd of people. the father just runs out of the street. >> reporter: we're told the dad raidn out of his home as fast as he could. witnesses tell us the
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back and the attacker ran away. many feel relief. >> it's better to get simebody off the street like that. >> reporter: and we are told that that little girl is doing all right. given what has happened to her, but she is still a little bit frightened about walking to school. her dad says he's going to walk with her and her brother. as for the suspect, charges are pending, david. the police department not yet releasing his name. >> reporting live for us. in today's money report, people apparently not spending as much money this spring. let's check in with bill griffith. >> hi, david. pretty good rally right now. the dow up 150 points or thereabouts. higher oil prices earlier today and also a solid earnings report from j. p. morgan this morning has that stock up 4%. that is the best performing of the 30 stocks that make up the industrial average. but a disappointing report on
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for last month. down .3% overall in large part because of a 2.1% decline in auto sales. that's a lot. most other categories ere also lower including online sales and restaurant receipts. the only bright spot, home and garden stores were up as people are apparently getting ready for spring. consumer spending is two-thirds of our economy and right now it's stagnant and that's not good. here's a sign of our times. peabody energy, the world's biggest coal producer filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. when it comes to energy generation right now, coal cannot compete with cleaner burning natural gas. that's great for consumers obvimysly, but very bad for some energy producers. number two coal producer arch coal filed for bankruptcy last year.
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five years ago, peabody energy stock traded around $900 a share. this morning, it traded at 59 cents per share. we're seeing a major shift in the energy business as we all know, the fracking that's going on in the upper midwest is bringing oil prices down as well. we are really seeing a change in how we generate energy in this country right now. >> that was a precipitous drop. thank you, bill. take a look at this security camera video. this is from a prep school in jackson, mississippi. school officials were mopping up from leaks in the roof when the roof suddenly gave way. hundreds of gallons of water poured onto the hallway and out the front door. the good news, no one was hurt. pretty dramatic right there in mississippi. here, now, finally -- >> storms are gone. >> exhale and suck up some sunshine. >> you're going to love it, too.
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the next seven days. we have the sunny skies, we have moderate temperatures. but to make it really perfect, we got to get the heat on. we're going to do that over the next several days. let's take a look outside. rockefeller center in transition as well. the ice rink out of here. the spring dining almost here. numbers are 50 degrees under sunny skies. plenty of sunshine. temps slowly move up. the big change though as we head into sunday when we'll be in the 70s and we go up from there. all the clouds now well into the atlantic. the rain is gone as well. sunny conditions are going to prevail really for most of the rest of the forecast period. we do have a couple clouds which are going to work in our direction during the evening or late night tonight. passing clouds connected with this system right now just west of the great lakes. in suffolk county, look at that.
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to take pictures like this? we're not there yet, but we will be there soon enough. still 47 degrees out there. we can wait and want, can't we? 50 degrees in central park. still chilly up in monticello and sussex. winds out of the northeast, pretty much, at this point. not doing much so 5, 6 miles per hour. we have a great afternoon game. bring the sweater and the light jacket. but it's going to be terrific to be out there. 52 degrees at first pitch. this afternoon, upper 50s. a little cooler to the north and west and maybe out to the twin forks. keep in mind, there's still cool air in the region. and early tomorrow morning, we have a freeze watch in effect right now through orange in passaic. sections of rockland, bergen county and most likely this will
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down into the 40s tonight in the city and below the freezing mark. out in the northern and western suburbs, freeze warning in effect. dhil cool and 62 as we head into the end of the week. into the weekend, that warm gyp is going to be terrific. here's your seven-day forecast. this is what we've been waiting for. oh, how nice is that. 62, 64, 73, 75 on monday. maybe you're coming down with something right now and you may not be well enough to go to work monday? just saying. tuesday and wednesday back into the 60s. back t you. [ could haves ] >> i think i have a five-day incubation period. ty, dave. tribeca film festival founder robert de niro chiming in about a film pulled from this year's festival. during an interview, de niro
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pulled the film after other film makers threatened to pull out of the festival. he believes the film should have been screened. >> for me to get so up set here today on the "today" show with you guys means there's something there. i just wanted the movie to be seen, people can make their own judgment. there are other things that also just document and show, you know, it's not such a simple thing. >> there have been controversy about vaxxed and the subject of that film and his research. the festival kicks off tonight with the premiere of another documentary. news4 is a proud sponsor of the tribeca film festival. for everything you need to know prom previews to ticket information, head right to nbcnewyork.com. "new york live" next at 12:30. hello, ladies. >> coming up, ellen degeneres for president? we have the talk show host's
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new po. and which moments are sure to go viral on this season of unbreakable? the show's hill arious cast offer a sneak peek. still ahead, high schoolers with the hottest ticket in town. how hundreds of teenagers are getting in to see "hamilton" for
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steven hawking today backing an ambitious plan for space exploration tt calls for law firming launches thousands of spacecraft into a the closest star system to our sun. they would go one-fifth the otspeed of light. even at that speed, it will take 20 years for the spacecraft to
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to the white house science fair, our area will be represented in today's big event. a three-member team from manhattan will show off a robot that cleans debris from subway tracks. a greenwich, connecticut teen will display a test to detective the ebola virus. a hillsborough new jersey girl will show off wearable technology. nice work. hundreds of new york city school kids have tickets today to see the hottest show on broadway. they'll attend a matinee performance of "hamilton." 1,300 students will attend today's performance. ultimately as many as 20,000 city kids will be eligible for the tickets for future shows. you can see that story on my facebook page and on our
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american workers know how to
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so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. tonight on news4 new york at 5:00, a technical school shuts down without warning, leaving students without the education they were seeking or their
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better get baquero for your rights so you can protect yourself if this should happen. for updates any time anywhere, go to nbcnewyork.com or use our mobile app. "new york live" is coming your way next. have a great afternoon. american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton.
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hey, everyone. happy wednesday and welcome to "new york live." it is so good to be back here with you. >> she's back, she's singing her songs. >> i am. i sing all the time. >> all the time. >> we've got a great show on the way including a visit from tv host gabrielle reece. >> also, you have never taken a bus tour like this before. we're going for a ride with the real housewives of new york for

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