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cash and just as quickly as they arrived they left, leaf ving this grandmother shaken. today on her 88th birthday she's asking for only one gift, these robbers to be caught. >> translator: i want them to be caught. and if i know who they be, i would tell everybody just because i want them behind the offered and you can remain anonymous. live tonight in washington heights, mark santia, news 4 new york. now to that homeless shelter homicide. since noon we learned the victim's bedroom was trashed, evidence of a struggle. police are working every possible lead. michael? >> reporter: chuck, we just got an update on the case from detectives. they do believe this was a murder.
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may have started with a fight between two people. they're interviewing other shelter residents in the hopes of finding the killer. a murder in a crowded homeless shelter. workers found a open. people look for any supplies or phones. >> reporter: police still don't know who killed the man. they believe there may have been a dispute inside one of the bedrooms. >> the room appears to be in disarray as if a struggle ensued. ems responded and pronounced the male deceased on scene. >> reporter: there's been increased concern over violence at homeless shelters. two felonies were committed at this shelter so far this year. they're already upgrading security. >> this is exactly why we are working with the police department. and the police department is
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security and safety needs of the shelter system. >> reporter: this is a large shelter. just on the floor where the murder took place there are 67 residents. a lot of people for police to interview. we also learned there were 24 security staff working at the time of the murder. and new tonight, a long island dance instructor denies allegations of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student he taught. brian gallvez pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today. his alleged affair with the teen began in october of last year. >> it's crazy. it's crazy. right down the street from us, you know, we're in the same shopping center here. can't believe that happened in this neighborhood, you know. >> he's free on $100,000 bond. if convicted, he could face up to 20 years behind bars. month. new at 5:00, we're hearing
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operator sucker punched in the case. in this violent attack caught on camera he believes he is the victim of a hate crime. police aren't so sure about that. >> reporter: when the family installed these surveillance cameras a year ago, they never thought it would capture something like this. he was just doing his job, operating a forklift at his family's business in crown heights in the afternoon, when two men walk up to him, ask for the time, then one of the men punched him in the face. foley didn't go down without a fight. >> i still look at the video and am shocked at myself that i acted that way. but i'm very happy i was able to react and get one of them. >> reporter: he's okay, just a bruise on his cheek. the question now, why did it happen? >> it was obviously premeditated and they were going after me. >> i'm concerned this is a hate crime. i'm wondering what caused this.
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believes his son was targeted because he's jewish. >> to me, it's obviously a hate crime. i hope the d.a.'s office sees it for what it is and designated it as a hate crime. >> reporter: police say right now it's not being investigated as a hate crime. next door to the business, i and let us know. >> reporter: business as usual today, but the spritzers hope for justice, for an assault they say has hate written all over it. >> it's black and white. you can't deny it. >> reporter: detectives still looking for the person who punched foley. they believe he's about 16 years old. if you have any information, call police. a powerful earthquake shook japan for the second time in a little more than a day. that magnitude 7.1 quake hit early saturday morning japan time.
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part of the country. some of the video we're seeing is from a region showing a hotel guest gathered in the lobby after evacuating their rooms. it's not clear if the latest quake added to the death toll from yesterday's quake. the joint operation involved british, french and belgian authorities. police rounded up three men and a woman in birmingham and they also grabbed a suspect at london's airport earlier today. police did not say if this group has ties to the terror attacks in france and belgium. now to 2016. the focus remains on new york just a few days from the primary election here. minutes ago the results of our newest poll were released. donald trump leads the pack among likely republican voters with a 29 point lead over john kasich. cruz is behind in third place
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>> chuck, fresh off the big debate in brooklyn last night hillary clinton is hoping to pull away from bernie sanders. dominos. but hillary clinton will take any win she can get here in new york. the state that could help cinch her nomination next tuesday. >> residents are forced to live with mold, with leaking roofs, with broken elevat and some big money donors are hoping to fill her campaign war chest at this potentially pivotal moment in the primary season, bernie sanders was at the vatican where he was invited
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>> i know it's taking me away from the campaign trail for a day. it was so moving to me that it was somebody i could just simply not refuse to attend. >> momentum is everything right now especially for ted cruz. >> at this point we've won 11 elections in a row. >> he fell flat at a gop fund-raising dinner in manhattan. but he and john kasich are looking to new york republicans for a lifeline. donald trump is hoping a big win on his home turf will keep him ahead in the race for delegates. >> we're builders. we make things. we have courage and we love our community and that's what new york values is. >> while new york won't settle either nomination race, it has a chance to change the narrative in a big way. coming up in sunday only on news 4 new york, you asked, we get answers for you. >> what is your plan and approach to random acts of violence in seemingly safe neighborhoods?
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we've seen the statistics grow. >> the mayor on what the city's doing to try to stem a spike in knife attacks and so much more. hear what the mayor had to say on a new show called ask the mayor sunday morning at 10:00 just before meet the press. new tonight, some of the last remaining artifacts from the 9/11 attacks will have a permanent new home in connecticut. two sections of the subway rails that ran under the world trade center will soon be on display at veterans park. it will honor the thousands who dies on d on that tragic day. you have until monday to file your taxes. do you know why tax day isn't on the 15th this year? >> we've got your answer. plus --
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recruits spring into action after this serious crash involving one of their own. how they game face to face with a crisis that was no training exercise. and missing that important delivery? thieves swipe packages from doorsteps over and over. at 5:30 how the cops are trying to keep your next delivery from getting stolen. the forecast pretty much stays the same.
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breaking news right now in lieltd long island where a car has crashed into a barbershop. >> reporter: that's right, chuck, pretty serious looking accident here. you can see the damage to the glass windows and the doorway of that barbershop. happening within the last 15 to 20 minutes.
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control and drive right through the front of this store front. you can see a bagel shop to the left, also a frozen yogurt shop over to the right. i understand three people here injured at the scene. no word on the severity of the injuries. all the activity contained to the parking lot luckily. we do have a number of emergency vehicles out here in the front of the building and on the right shoulder. jackson avenue does get by here as we get additional information we'll bring it live to you. chuck and sibila, back to you in the studio. a busy road in ocean county, new jersey, is back open tonight after being shut down for more than five hours following a deadly accident. the crash involved several cars taking the life of one man and thrusting a group of potential police officers into a real life crisis. >> i heard a car crash happen. >> reporter: they are training
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serious accident unfolded before their eyes, these ocean county police academy recruits sprang into action. >> i immediately went over to render aid. >> reporter: they were among the recruits in about ten cars lined up to go into the manchester police firing range on route 70 around 7:00 this morning when one of their cars was rear ended. that touched off a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles. authorities say a man who caused the initial collision was thrown from his car. the recruits found him on the ground unconscious. >> he began giving chest compressions. at that point i took over when he became tired. >> just there to help. my first reaction was there to help him. that was my main goal. >> reporter: several additional recruits rushed to check on people in the other cars involved. they suffered minor injuries. soon manchester officers and ems crews arrived.
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21-year-old man were not successful. >> it is something that you have to be prepared to see. i feel like i am fairly prepared to be exposed to that. >> this is about as real as it gets for what they're going to face every day on the street. >> reporter: after graduating from the academy next month, many of the recruits will start working as police officers in jersey shore communities this summer. they say what they've learned so far immediately kicked in today. >> at the academy they teach you to be attentive to detail. that's the most you can do. >> every day is different and you've got to be ready for anything. >> reporter: police say the man who died was not wearing a seat belt and that it appears strong sun glare was a contributing factor in the crash. it's time for the weather. we're going to look ahead to the weekend. >> we've been talking about it for days and days because people have been looking forward to it. it's still going to be fantastic.
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county new york, right at the beach there on long island sound. it's 58 degrees and the sun still pretty high in the sky. will be setting around 7 clrn evening. the temperatures are inching up a few degrees i'm each day. nights are still pretty chilly. tomorrow, 66. and then sunday is the magic day where we go above 70 degrees into the mid 70s on monday. notice the afternoon is 62 to 63 degrees. we'll cool down toom gh the midwest and parts of the plains. with this dry air the pollen is high.
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into the next several days. righow temperatures in the mid 70s. it's a little cool in the hamptons hamptons, though, at 49 degrees. the yanks are at home tonight at 7:05. if you're going to the game, remember your jackets. even though it's nice and sunny now, when that sun goes down the temperatures will continue to drop to 53 at 9:00 and right around 50 at 11:00. so you will need a light jacket. we have another freeze advisory in effect tonight, not as many counties this time around. it's the northern counties. if you're planning to go to the tribeca film festival, weather looks great for tomorrow. in long island, need a coat in the morning, a heavy jacket. a cool breeze in the afternoon. same for all of us really. the farther away from the coast you are the warmer you will get. 66 in midtown tomorrow. notice how the temperatures drop a little bit on tuesday. but we're right back to the 70s on thursday.
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a few minutes to talk about why you want to dine al fresco this weekend. new allegations in the case of a former member of a black group tweeting threats to other black students will not be admitted to a probation program. she's accused of tweeting anonymous threats against black students at the library. she said she did it to get a better turn out in a rally against racism. a documentary about the sandy hook school shooting will debut on sunday. mid summer in newtown explores the role the arts have played in loved ones grieving and healing. now to a documentary that's going to pluck at your heart
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this is the tale of how a holocaust survivor's violin ended up in the hands of a bronx schoolgirl. >> a preview of the simple gesture ever connecting the lives of two people born generations apart. >> reporter: this is the violin that brought joe finegold so much comfort and joy for over 70 years. >> i always think of my mother. she sang jewish songs and very often i accompanied her on the violin. >> reporter: joe's violin, the story of how this very instrument is now bringing the same feelings to eighth grader brianna perez from the bronx. >> when i first got it, it was amazing. that's all i could say. day. >> reporter: in a life-changing
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>> i really didn't expect that this fact of giving my violin to brianna, to the school or whatever, would have such an impact. >> reporter: it's the tale of two strangers, forming an unlikely bond through their pure love of music. >> this film is really about the power of music to transcend everything, to transcend generations and cultural background. it can connect people and bring them together. >> reporter: both lives forever changed by joe's simple act of generosity. >> to me this is like an adventure. >> remember, the tribeca film festival runs through april 24th and nbc 4 is a proud sponsor. for information on tickets, film previews and anything else you need to know, go to >> do you have a tear in your eye? very sweet.
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how a movie theater chain is mulling over letting texting happen in theaters. you might want to hold off on your outrage. plus, it's the video that has some parents fuming. >> we're going to do it. >> a principal paddles a little boy for behaving badly as his mother records it all. and dave is here with a look at what's coming up. when you're grieving the loss of a loved one, the funeral costs shouldn't make things worse. also new information in the zika virus outbreak. the cdc say it's found another way it can be spread and another group of people at risk. plus, firefighters eating up midtown with this year's fdny calendar.
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a georgia principal found
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controversy after paddling a 5-year-old boy with his mother's consent. >> we're going to do it. >> mommy. help me. >> the boy's mother secretly shot this video as the principal got ready to spank the child. corporal punishment is allowed in the elementary school with the parent's permission. the boy was in trouble for hitting another student and spits at teachers. the principal paddled the child once. >> it was emotionally devastating. i don't know how else to describe it. >> the mother has had a dispute with school officials because her son missed class for 1 days. she was sent to jail under georgia's truancy laws. she says she was afraid that if she didn't give permission for her son to be paddled she'd be sent back to jail. only 19 states including georgia
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it was used over 150,000 times in the last recorded school year. that was 2011-2012. the majority of americans support the idea of spanking, though not necessarily in schools. 76% of men and 65% of women agreed that a child sometimes needs in their words a od new jersey since 1867. in new york, since 1985. in connecticut, since 1989. as to what happened to that little boy in georgia, the school district says it is investigating the incident and looking into its discipline policies. we will stay on top of the story for you. put those phones away. amc theaters is now scrapping its plan to allow texting during movies. earlier the company ceo revealed that the company was considering
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hopes of attracting young movie goers. that plan quickly backfired. now amc says it will focus on other ways to enhance the theater experience. if you haven't filed your income taxes by today, you can breathe a little easy. you're not too late. the deadline to file those 1040s is extended to monday. why, youwell, in washington, d.c.ioay da holiday celebrates when president lincoln freed 3,000 slaves back in 1862. the discovery at a new jersey park that has parents worried. >> reporter: package thieves strike again and again and again. but in this city police strike
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