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making news in america this morning -- a winter scene in april. spring snow falling overnight and temperatures plummeting. a wild week of weather just getting started. where it's all heading right now. the presidential candidates crisscrossing the badger state, the next prize in the primary season, and donald trump clarifying his latest controversial comments and calling for another candidate to drop out. we're live in washington. cliffhanger. a car dangling hundred of feet above the ground after careening over the edge. opening day. baseball is back. the world series rematch coming down to the wire. and we say good monday morning, everyone.
we're going to start with millions of americans waking up to april snow showers. >> unbelievable. the radar right now looking more like winter than spring. large area of snow in upstate new york moving into new england. boston could see up to 4 inches of snow. >> and overnight, the snow falling here in rochester, new york, the plows hitting the streets before opening rush. >> an opening day freeze. the grounds crew in pittsburgh forsted to remove ice from the field before the pirates' first game of the season. diane macedo is tracking the winterlike weather. >> another round of spring thyme snow today. crews are racing to try to get those roads cleaned up ahead of the morning rush. but in some areas that's becoming a very big challenge. officials are warning new yorkers to stay off the roads as some parts of the state brace for 8 to 12q inches of snow. whiteout conditions already caused a major pileup upstate. eight tractor-trailers,
16 cars and a tour bus all crashed on i-88 injuring about 30 to 40 people. it's all part of a wintry blast bringing dangerous in some cases deadly winds across the east. this fallen tree landed right on and in a louisville home. the couple's 2-year-old son was playing just feet away. >> literally it sounded like a train was coming through our house. i run out here and i'm like, oh, my god, what happened? then i look up -- >> reporter: in indianapolis, wind gusts were so powerful they even knocked a brick chipotle sign on a car. the driver escaped injuries. the winds also tore down power lines across the country. this one in foxborough, massachusetts. ignited right in the street. in new jersey -- >> our neighbor's awnings were being ripped off and we saw our fence blowing around the neighborhood. >> reporter: those wind gusts hit more than 50 miles per hour,
leaving 90,000 homes without power. behind the wind a blast of snow also hit parts of the midwest and the northeast. that made for a chilly start for opening day in pittsburgh, grounds crew cleared ice and slush off the field before the pirates/cardinals today. opening day for the yankees is supposed to be today, but that could be posted because of the winterer weather. reena. >> diane, thank you. amtrak will operate regularly scheduled trains today, where a deadly crash took place yesterday it slammed into a backhoe that was on the tracks. two amtrak workers were killed and more than 30 passengers were treated at hospitals. those who evacuated called the experience frightening. >> it was an explosion. we got off-track and then it was like a big explosion, then a fire, the window bursted out. >> federal investigators are examining the train's data
recorder from the locomotive. one of the primaries questions, was the backhoe or the train on the wrong track. turning now to the race for the white house. heating up a day before the pivotal wisconsin primary. >> as the democrats battle it over their next debate, donald trump is acknowledging his recent missteps but he's also calling for john kasich drop out of the race. and john kasich is not backing down, still holding out for a contested convention. it's "your voice, your vote." stephanie ramos has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. the presidential candidates were busy over the weekend. glad handing their way through wisconsin before tomorrow's big voting day. wisconsin, you're up. the badger state will host the next make or break primary, making the rounds in the battle ground state, donald trump eating his own words. >> anything that you said in the past week and a half --
>> reporter: on the sunday talk shows trump trying to clarify his comments on abortion. >> i'm not saying it was the appropriate answer. i said it's the doctor's fault or whoever performs the act -- >> but why did you say the woman? >> because it was asked hypothetically. >> reporter: he said in a do-over he wouldn't have tweeted that unflattering picture of heidi cruz. trump who once led ted cruz in wisconsin, now not doing as well, hoping to pick up some momentum before polls open on tuesday. this, as john kasich tries to do the same as attacks against him ramp up. >> it's what you put up in a campaign. >> reporter: on the democratic side, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are also neck and neck in wisconsin and debating over debates. clinton telling george stephanopoulos that she'll face off with sanders on "good morning america." >> i'll be there. >> reporter: sanders hasn't
committed just yet but says he'd like a debate before the big new york primary. >> i suspect it will work. >> reporter: both candidates focusing on the empire state. >> i would be so humbled and honored to earn your support. >> reporter: so the new york primary is about two weeks. but first, wisconsin tomorrow. sanders and clinton are in a virtual tie in the state. now on the republican side, if donald trump doesn't win wisconsin he may have some trouble racking up enough delegates to snap the nomination before the convention this summer. >> it's going to be an interesting night tomorrow. stephanie ramos live in washington. thank you. tax authorities this morning have started investigating hundreds of people named in a bombshell new report of tax evasion. the report is based on leaked documents from a law firm in panama. the firm, among the wiggest creators of shell companies. political figures named in the reporting are from russia, saudi arabia and pakistan. even celebrities and some big sports stars are also among those named.
new developments in the refugee crisis in europe. greece has sent the first migrants back to turkey under a new deal. europe is trying to stem the influx of people fleeing syria and iraq. turkish officials say they're prepared to receive 500 migrants today. the policy has come under fire from human rights activists. and it was an emotional day in belgium as the airport in brussels reopened. since the suicide bombing there. the first passenger flight yesterday left for portugal. others went to greece and italy. the airport is not fully functional. delta airlines will not resume flights to and from atlanta until next spring. up ahead, controlling cholesterol. the promising new drug that comes without statin side effects. and scary side, a car and its driver sitting on a cliff after plunging over the edge. plus, hockey fans leaving a game, escaping injury when an escalator malfunctioned. fans leaving a
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some frightening moments for philadelphia hockey fans as an escalator breaks down. witnesses say the escalator started to speed up and that sent fans tumbling to the ground. some fans tried jumping off the side to get out of the way. fans were leaving the game after the flyers defeated the ottawa senators. no one though was seriously injured. and the dui arrest of a american soccer legend, abby wambach, has one of her sponsors taking action. she was taken into custody over the weekend in portland after she ran a red light. wambach is apologizing for the whole thing, calling it a horrible mistake. now, the car company is now withdrawing its ads that feature wambach. ticket sales for the olympics in brazil is dismal.
leaving brazilian officials scrambling to stir up excitement. just five months ahead of the summer games, only 50% of the tickets have sold. brazil is facing a string of challenges including the zika virus, political turmoil and security fears because of the crime rate. the intense bidding war for virgin american is over. official announcement is expected later today. alaska airlines beating out jetblue with its reported cash bid of about $2.5 billion. virgin began as a low-coast cost airliner founded by richard branson, who owns just a minority interest. and at the box office it was a steep fall-off for a couple of superheroes. batman versus superman: dawn of justice remained the top movie at theaters, down 68% in its second weekend of release. it brought in more than $52 million and zootopia was second,
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you see that little chihuahua running on the upper level of the san francisco bay bridge with a police escort. traffic was stopped as they tried to capture him. eventually they did. he was turned over to animal control where he's being looked after. >> and look how clear traffic was on the bay bridge. at least road conditions were clear for ponch's run. not so this morning. from the great lakes into the northeast, where wind gusts and snow will make for a difficult commute. also, look out for wet roadways in the pacific northwest. if you're flying, delays possible in new york, boston, washington, d.c. and philadelphia. a small plane that once made a safe landing on be state near san diego, it ran into trouble in the very same place.
this time with deadly result and witnesses rushed in and smash the plane's windows. rescuing the pilot and his passenger after they slammed into the back of the car. a roller derby skater was sitting in the backseat of that vehicle and was crushed to death in the crash. also in california, a man has an incredible story to tell. authorities say he lost control of his suv and crashed over a guardrail. somehow he managed to escape the wreckage. but was so disoriented he stepped into traffic and was hit by a bus. remarkably he survived both crashes. and is being treated for several injuries. now to a frightening crash that left a car dangling on the side of a hockey hill, she drove through a parking lot gate and then shot over the cliff. the car came to a stop about 300 feet down. the driver was rescued with serious injuries. police are trying to determine what triggered the crash. new hope for people with high cholesterol who can't stake statins.
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we got opening day in major league baseball on monday. except we had opening day in major league baseball on sunday. >> the game that we're going to show you between the royals/mets was the end of the last season. how do we know a new one started? don't look, they got gold lettering, that means you're a champion and they are. a rematch of the world series between the royals and the mets. not game six. game one of a new season. now this one was 4-0, k.c., home team, and they rallied, the mets did, against the bull pen. finally, wade davis shuts it down. 4-3, the royals. you may not have heard about this, but the golden state warriors are having a good season. averaging 69-8 on the year. steph curry and company taking on the blazers. curry, a three, second quarter. the 1,000th three-pointer for golden state. warriors in the third, riding curry's red-hot hand.
he had 39. 136-111, the final. >> by the way uconn/syracuse in the final for the women. we have villanova and unc for the men tonight. >> who do you have, quick? >> i'm going villanova. jay wright. >> i'll take the other side of that, north carolina. the ladies side. i'm going to go uconn. >> uconn. >> go ahead pick against me. >> i'm not going to do it. >> good morning, america. >> smart man. >> uconn is -- >> a dynasty. >> well said. >> over from tipoff. next up in the pulse -- celebrating the country music, the must-see moments from overnight. and some clever kids pointing the authorities to the right suspect. soup and sandwich and cannonballs and clean and real
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♪ all right, we're going to start with "the pulse" with the 51st annual academy of country music awards on cbs, where blake shelton crashed the opening number. >> to crowd went crazy when shelton joined co-host luke bryan. >> shelton's ex-miranda lambert and her new beau anderson east walked the red carpet making their debut as a couple. >> and in one of the show's greatest moments dolly parton teamed up with katy perry to sing two of parton's classics. >> parton was very subtle with her outfit there. >> you loved dolly's outfit. she always rocks it. >> she does. >> and we can't forget a newly blonde and dreadlocked justin bieber, the iheartradio music awards. >> the biebs revved things up
with a special treat for his screaming beliebers. premiering his new single called "company." >> looking good there, biebs. and another big event last night was the 32nd edition of wrestlemania. it was held at at&t stadium near dallas before a record crowd of 102,000 fans. >> lot of those fans were stuck out for a little while. they were upset, but they were able to see this, shaquille o'neal taking part in a 20-man battle royal. shaq didn't win but he did help eliminate one other participant. >> how is it possible that shaq didn't win? this must be rigged. >> what? this is all real. >> the rock was also there making a return to his wrestling roots. he was also credited to winning a match. and a new picture of taylor swift is going viral this morning.
>> but it's not making the rounds because of the singer, it's her bodyguard getting all the attention. take a look. he can't even manage a smile during this ride at disneyland. you see how everyone including taylor swift, they appear to be having fun. >> it reminded us of this picture from last month, the angry splash mountain mom. >> one of my favorite photos. >> why so serious? >> i don't know. and an easter egg hunt turned out to be far from child's play for a group of quick-thinking kids near london. >> police released this photo. it show what happened when two burglars interrupted an egg hunt. the kids quickly dropped to the ground and formed a human arrow pointing in the direction of the suspect. >> that giant arrow was clearly
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:30 club on monday. >> i am natasha zouves. >> i am regular. >> it is april 4. lisa is here for meteorologist mike nicco. >> good morning, live doppler hd is showing cloud cover. a weak front is push through the bay area. it is all about a strengthening ridge of high pressure in the next few days. it will bring a warming trend. fewer clouds on the peninsula. numbers are warmer. at 57 in hayward. 55 in san jose. 47 is the cool spot in napa. as you head out this morning, light jacket. by the afternoon, we are looking at breezy winds at the coast. a lost sunshine. mid-to-upper 70s. sue? >> good morning, starting off with a couple of accidents. we go to the oakland area
southbound 13 an overturn blocking both lanes with tow truck on the scene and police and emergency are on the scene, as well. we will follow that to see how it develops. also, 101 northbound after 116 in petaluma, a big-rig accident is off to the shoulder. back with a look at both there and more ahead. >> also happening today, a morning changes go into effect for caltrain riders. the departure times are delays because so many people are riding and they need to add more room for bicycles. janet? >> yes, reggie. this is something many riders say is needed and they have been waiting for, a long-term. that is more room for themselves and their picks. caltrain is adding an additional bicycle car to the rains so rather than 48 bicycles they will be able to hold 72 bicycles. it has been in the works for a
year. today there is a big celebration. anyone and everyone is invited to the event. it started at 8:00 a.m. riders will notice another change starting today. caltrain operates at or above 100% of capacity during peak times. trains have been waiting longer to take off. starting today you will see updated schedule and departure times reflect the new reality. it will be taking off a few minutes later than before. that is per train. >> heads up if you take bart in the east bay. service was supposed to be back to normal. plans have changed. this morning, bart will continue to operate the shuttle trains between pittsburg/bay point and north concord. they tested the regular trains and they still experiencing problems. bart has a new team of engineers focused on the train