tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC March 5, 2016 9:00am-10:00am EST
as you walk outdoors, you need to bundle up. scarf, hats, gloves and all of that because it feels g. cold. it is an improvement from yesterday's big chill with the strong, gusty winds that we had. so our temperatures could go into the low to mid-40s in the afternoon. as the wind continues to settle down, that's when you'll start to feel the comfort coming back. then it's really straightforward and full speed ahead by monday. we have to get through one little wrinkle coming in tonight. this is the leading edge producing snow through the great lakes tonight. clouds are shoved in throughout the afternoon. light showers and snow flurries are possible. coming in overnight tonight, this is not going to be an accumulating snow. definitely overnight tonight, it will be early tomorrow. doe tails are coming up. planning for the rest of the day, expect the planning to be in the upper 30s to low 40s. we should be having a southwest wind around 4:00 this afternoon.
a few minutes. see you then, rob. to the news now. new jersey transit workers are planning to rally in just a few hours. of course they are facing the big march 13th deadline for a strike or lockout despite what's being called productive still ongoing. from the woodbridge station with more on the story. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: that's right in a couple of hours, union workers will be going public with their concerns. the strike deadline, as you mentioned, though, does draw closer. march 13th is the date that was set by new jersey transit rail workers as the deadline as they try and get a new contract. union members are asking for increased rages. also, health care contributions are one of the sticking points. there was talk yesterday in washington, d.c. there are more
as of now, there is no agreement in place. now, this would impact an awful lot of people. 105,000 commuters take new jersey transit trains into the city every day, and so their concerns about the traffic tie- ups and delays that this would create crossing the hudson river if there is, indeed strike. >> i hope they don't strike because that is a real consequence to them and all of our families that have to take mass transto it earn their living. >> there is a contingency plan that has been set up. there would be five additional park and ride bus lots established. there would be increased bus service at the port authority, increased ferries, more p.a.t.h. trains coming into the city. that would only be able to accommodate a fraction of the total ridership. so the hope here is that some sort of deal can be reached before the strike deadline of march 13th. in advance of that, union workers will be out here rallying this morning. marcus solis, channel 7
>> crossing fingers, marcus. thank you. police this morning searching for the person who opened fire outside of a queens nightclub shooting a livery driver in the head. robert castillo is in critical condition. his suv crashed into a pole after he was shot. this is surveillance video you will only see on "eyewitness news." it shows the crash early yesterday morning. castillo was working as a livery driver. he had just dropped off his passengers at the club. they went inside but ran back out because they were being chased by the gunman. they jumped back into castillo's suv. >> we believe that the people that were being shot at were everyone side of his vehicle -- inside of his vehicle at the time. instead of the person hitting the people he was targeting, he hit mr. castillo, the driver. >> the investigators say castillo is not a licensed livery driver but has been working for a bronx car service for the last month. there has been violence at that
three people were slashed during a hip-hop performance. also new this morning, police are searching for a robbery suspect who's targeting banks in queens. take a look at the pictures showing a man police say robbed a bank in astoria yesterday afternoon. police say he demanded cash from the teller then took off. the same man is suspected of robbing a chase bank on springfield boulevard at oakland garden a little more than a month ago. turning to politics now. of course, so much turmoil in the republican party. of course the big question is, will it affect primaries and caucuses being held today and what will the impact be on voter interest and voter preferences? folks in four states today, kansas, kentucky, maine, and nebraska will caucus today. a fifth state louisiana will hold its primary. the republican party meantime still reeling of course from the raucous and raunchy debate a few nights ago that included a lot of name kawing and
the front-runner, is pulling out of his appearance today at the conservative convention known as c-pac. some criticizing the move and the statement it could make on his conservative credentials. meantime, democrats will caucus in kansas and nebraska. yesterday, hillary clinton and bernie sanders of course continued to campaign on the trail exchanging a few barbs along the way. they were primarily in the midwest, both eyeing a pretty big contest in michigan where crisis in flint. still to come, a long island man is arrested six years after his wife was found murdered. we have details coming up. >> meteorologist amy freeze in the accuweather center. we're tracking temperatures pretty good this afternoon. a little sunshine and no fading for clouds and overcast skies coming up.
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. >> welcome back, everybody. a long island man is in police custody charged with his wife's murder more than five years after her body was found. joseph jones was arrested last night in suffolk county. his wife was found dead near 2010. at the time, he told police he and his 31-year-old wife had got noon some kind of argument about drugs and he left the house in a huff. gone. "eyewitness news" spoke to him at the time as police searched for the killer. today a candlelight vigil will be held to remember a college student in brooklyn who died in a possible fraternity hazing in a college upstate. friends and family of bradley doyle will march from his
nearby park where they will release balloons. he played basketball at buffalo state and died last month. cops ruled his death suspicious. toxicology results have not yet been released. also today, a memorial service will be held in texas where a former nypd officer was killed in the line of duty. he was shot in a gun battle with a suspect near dallas. on sunday, a memorial will be held in manhattan in his honor. nypd commissioner bill bratton is mourning the loss of his father. the family says william e. bratton died peacefully in massachusetts. he was the years old. he -- he was 89 years old. he served in the military and worked double shifts in the post office and metal plating shop to support his family. he also worked at the bocks of boston as a longshoreman. in this morning's health alert a curious connection between a lack of sleep and
a new study published in the journal called "sleep" suggests sleep deprivation can trigger changes on how you eat that could be compared to having so the-called marijuana munchies. sleepiness appears to enhance cravings for sweets, salt, and high-fat foods. >> that explains the pringles i had for breakfast. straight ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, many new yorkers on edge in the wake of recent stabbings and slashings on subway trains. coming up, what the nypd is now doing to help keep us safe. >> if you have a son, you do not want to miss some guests coming up later on the show. edge movement nyc is inspirin i do everything on the internet, but it's kinda slow. my friends said i should get fios because it's the fastest, but i thought it would be too expensive. who's that, jenny? no kate. turns out they have a deal that cost me even less than my slow service.
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it's bright and beautiful. >> i wish i could say you'll need them all day. but the sun is going to be covered up, sort of diffused by clouds for the afternoon. those will be moving in as the new system comes across the upper midwest. it could bring flurries to the area late tonight into tomorrow. >> similar to what we had. >> even less. not a big deal at all. we start this morning with this beautiful sky outside, and also temperatures that are pretty much where we were yesterday minus the harsh winds. a lot less wind out there. we are subfreezing. the north wind will be chaining the south. we also are going to have the clouds moving in. spring forward next weekend is where we spring forward. you? because right now, our sunrise and sunset times are posted right here. about nine days from now, 7:01
for us. i'm looking forward to that so it's next weekend we'll spring forward. temperatures reit now under the up-- right now under the upper 20s and low 30s. the feels-like temperatures are in the upper teens and low 20s. we're shaving a few degrees off but not quite like yesterday. the winds will turn around to the southwest. here come the clouds. she's will be racing in ahead of a front. it has weak snow with it. it's not a very organized system with it and fall as part even in the ohio river valley energy. enough should stay together into the early morning hours tomorrow. the computers are showing this. clouds are in place late conditions. after 2:00 a.m., here comes a little snow and races right that's what we're talking about, about the chance for flurries and snow showers.
accumulations, nothing major. if you are driving overnight to early tomorrow morning, heads- up for that. spring fever, if you will, 60s and 70s because the jet stream going so far to the north. that could put us with average high temperatures 15 to 30 degrees warmer than we would normally expect to share when we look at the climate history. we're getting ready to make up for colder days. less wind this afternoon, 42. one more night at freezing. those isolated snow showers developing. a few snow showers in the morning and then we get the sunshine and 44 to close out the day. any snow that does try to stick will quickly be going because of the warmer temperatures for sunday afternoon. monday is looking good. sun breaks at 54. feels like april at tuesday. 66 is the temperature that we'd normally get in april. we've got record warmth in on wednesday.
record set in 2000 of 61 64 on friday. we have a bit of a roller coaster where we're going up and down with the temperatures. really in the low 40s going to near 70 degrees. that's quite a range there. our overnight lows will also switch up where we've got temperatures right around freezing tonight. by wednesday mid-week, we won't go below 54 degrees. wow. >> that is incredible. >> yeah that's march and april, and it's kind of the extremes. the next two weeks look above average and fairly mild. >> it never means that it's over, though. >> as soon as i saw 70, i glossed over. after that, everything else, you can say a 10 foot blizzard. i just saw 70. >> thanks, amy. >> you got it. the nypd is reminding new yorkers to remain vigilant while riding the subway after a man with a knife was arrested on a brooklyn train. the cell phone video shows the
the woman who shot the video says people on the train were unable to do anything about it. the man, paul isaac, was arrested shortly after that incident. it comes days after police arrested the man in harlem, accused of carrying the knife, at the 2 train station. >> all of the people sitting on the train were ignoring him, trying to do the whole consummate new yorker thing where you block it out. >> that is a tendency to be checked out in this city. that is not the best strategy for safety. >> police are going underground to remind new yorkers to stay safe. they are handing out flyers with information telling subway riders, reminding them do not hesitate. call police if you see anything suspicious. a disturbing bias attack that targeted two young muslim girls. the girls wearing muslim head scarves had eggs thrown at them as they were walking this buffalo earlier this week. three men jumped out of an suv
threw the eggs. ran away. muslim community leaders are urging the victims to please come forward. three teenaged carjacking suspects are in custody after their stolen car got stuck in the snow. police in colorado found the stolen vehicle about 160 miles from the crime scene in aurora. the car was abandoned on a snow-covered road. track them down. cops followed the footsteps in the know to a nearby home where the three suspects were taken into custody after a brief standoff. let's lighten the mood a little, shall we? when we come back, we'll have sports news with laura behnke. >> first, we have a few good young men in the studio representing edge movement nyc.
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about doing some good in our community and building young leaders for tomorrow. the founder of a group called edge movement nyc joining us live right here in the studio and brought a few young scholars with him as well, which we're happy to see. good morning to all of you. thank you so much for being here. good morning, fellas. explain to me what the motivation was to start the group and what edge stands for. >> it is an acronym that stands to are empowerment, develop, grow, and empower. there was a disproportionate number of young african- american and latino males being prosecuted for offenses i think could have been avoided if they had a positive influence and role model in their lives. i thought about my own experience and the fact that i am where i am today only because of the influence of so many different people. so i created edge movement and we were able to get into different schools, build partnerships and as a result
relationships with many of our scholars like you soo he today. >> why do you think positive role models are so scarce, that a group like this is even necessary? >> part of the problem is that many people feel like what it that i can do? the problem is so large. i don't know what it is that i and smoothly. i tell people all of the time you then leverage the gifts that you have wherever they are others. it doesn't have to be a grand notion to mean that you are saving the world. if you can make the difference in the life of a person, you have done what it is that you can do. my thing when i talk to mentors and potential mentors is, listen, i'm not asking you to save the world with me. i'm asking you to do what you can to help make the difference in the life of a young person money. >> it comes down to quality time to foster in i kind of relationship young men may not have else dids where in the home, church, school and what have you.
brother/big sister program conceptually? >> yes. i was involved in a lot of different programs as a young person. i took the best elements from each and fused it altogether and incorporated things that i thought were missing and came up with edge. at the end of the day, it's about building relationships. it's about getting to know people and also, it's about allowing our scholars to have the opportunity to be heard. all too often, many of our young people go through life and no one is hearing them. that's how you build relationships. it has to be two-way conversations that you are having with our young people so you can listen, hear, and understand where they are coming from. that's where you have formed the basis of a quality mentor/meantee relationship. >> speaking of hearing from young people, let's do just that. good morning to you. what have you gotten and what's been your favorite part of the experience? >> i would say learning to distinguish between a boy and a man.
clues to learn interacting with people on a professional level. >> what are some of the tools that stuck in your mind the most? >> recently, we were talking about choices in our last lesson and how you shouldn't let people negatively influence your choices and we learn how to make good choices and how that will help new your life. >> reginald, what about you? what has been the main lesson or take away that you got from your experience with edge. >> what i got is that helping homeless people in the church where we sort of enclose. so we help them take the crew so they can rest easy and talk to other people and talk to friends, if they know each other, and also, we like to help them experience what we are trying to teach them how to
this community and for this development so that we can, like, interact with each other. >> right. >> i'm hearing social skills, i'm hearing charity skills, i'm hearing professional skills, defined stereotypes which we all know exist. once that gets ingrained that is it a powerful thing. i wish we had another hour because i'd love to pick your brain about the justice aspect since we're hearing more about it from the campaign trail. folks at home will want their sons to benefit from this, what can they do? >> contact us via edge email@example.com. we also have an instagram page and facebook page. they are all the same edge underscore nyc. here. >> thank you. >> nice to meet you guys. he know you are up early. we'll be back with sports
for sports, i should say, with laura behnke. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the knicks entered last night having lost 14 of 17, and carmelo anthony is fed up. yesterday he told reporters the last three seasons have been a rough patch and looks at his successful peers and wonders what he was doing wrong. the nets visited boston. cue the carmelo show. he led the way with new york with 30 points putting the lead at 4. they had an eight-point lead with just over 4 to play. anthony gets it back with that fade away but boston was no the backing down. right after that, avery bradley is good for a one-point lead. bradley had the final chance. his three attempt, though? not even close. celtics close the game with a 12-4 run. the knicks take another tough loss. the nets continuing their nine-game road trip as they face the nuggets in denver. shane throwing it up, balancing it up.
it's larkin driving to the hoop. it's no good, but brook lopez tips it in with .4 of a second left. 121-120. the nets winning a wild one. thursday night the rangers lost the game and their goaltender in pittsburgh. kendrick lundquist did not dress and is listed day-to-day with neck spasms after his collision with ryan mcdonough. as for last night, the blue shirts in washington. they lead 2-0 after one. the controversy came in the second. andre falls on the puck in the crease. it's ruled no goal. then it's reviewed. no replays showed the puck crossing the line yet they ruled it a goal anyway. they later tied it. derek steps on the wrister, 3- 2. the devils in dallas last night. stars with the lead in the second. not for long. the eke wellizer on the row
holton savior proves to be the game winner. 4-2, the devils fall. in this business, it's important to stay impartial but not with this. last night, shannon ford passed away after a long time fight with breast cancer. she was kind, warm, funny, and one of the best parts about covering that team. shannon was 44. earlier in the day, the mets home opener as they hosted the marlins. the mets enjoying their new double play duo. walker and cabrera getting the job done. now to the very dramatic finish. in the ninth, they are down a rub but herrera comes to the rescue. taking a nice mets bounce off the wall. now the hard work begins because you've got to run fast. he scores the inside the park home run to tie it up. it stayed that way, 4-4 your final. as for the yankees in lakeland yesterday.
just two hits for detroit. miguel cabrera with the three- run home run. it proves to be the only run of the game. the yankees fall in a doesn't count. that's your morning look at sports. i'm laura behnke. we're back later tonight at 5:00. much more ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, including a live look at today's top stories. >> as the strike deadline approaches, new jersey transit the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia.
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but good stuff is coming. >> right. i think you'll notice the difference in the way it feels today. certainly, we are subfreezing, and it is chilly outside. the winds are going to lighten up. we have a little sunshine in for the morning hours. clouds do move in for the afternoon, so it won't be sunshine all day. be aware of that, but temperatures are expected in the low 40s. still freezing out on the islands. rosslyn's up to 32. temperatures are similar to what they were yesterday. the 24-hour temperature change is only a few degrees. it is warming up a little bit. windchill is still a factor. there is enough wind to shave a few degrees off of the thermometer reading. feels like 16 in monticello. that chill will subside into the afternoon and the winds start to give up and eventually turn out in the southwest. we're watching the leading edge of the clouds that move into the afternoon. that's associated with light
tomorrow morning. i'll talk more about that in the full accuweather forecast. we're looking for a high of 42 in new york city. toni? strike looms. happening today, though, transit workers are mobilizing to get the message across as contract talks continue. marcus solis joins us live from woodbridge with the story. good morning again, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, tony. it's not a picket line yet. today. about 11:00, that rally gets under way here as the strike deadline looms. march 13th is the deadline that's been set by rail workers representing the new jersey transit employees. they have been working without a contract five years. the sticking point here, money and the increased contributions to health care. there are negotiations under way.
washington, d.c. there are more talks scheduled for monday, but a deal is not in place, so the rally takes place today. the big concern, of course, a strike that would affect over 100,000 commuters to rely on new jersey transit to get them to their jobs and their concerns that there would be massive delays for those folks should a strike occur. there are some contingency plans that are in effect or will be in effect that are being considered. so five additional park and ride lots will be set up. there will be additional buses at the port authority, and there will be increased ferry and p.a.t.h. train service. that would not be able to accommodate all of new jersey transit train riders. so the talks continue and the rally will take place here later today. we're live in woodbridge, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." friends and family will gather today to say a final
student who died while she was on a mission trip in africa. funeral services will be held today for 15-year-old lanese moore. the bronx student was working to rebuild a school and soccer stadium in tanzania when she drowned in the hotel pool. the nypd is cracking down on con artists trying to sell fake tickets to liberty island just weeks after a tourist was punched for refusing to buy counterfeit tickets in front of the staten island ferry. commissioner bratton says they will put a detail of officers by battery park where scammers are working. bratton is asking the public to be mindful of the potential scammers. and the mayor bill de blasio's expansion should be ready by summer of next year. the expansion will cover astoria and the rockaways in brooklyn. the project is well under way
be ready by june of 2017. a joyful reunion between a dog and her owner nearly three years after the dog then just a puppy was stolen from her backyard in the bronx. the white boxer mix named brianna was found last month more than 100 miles away in south jersey. the vorhees animal orphanage says two men brought her in saying she had been dumped on a front lawn. >> she's so happy. >> welcome home. you are a dog lover. you appreciate that story. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, college-bound students are getting a crack at a key new test this weekend. the big changes they will notice on everyone's favorite part of high school, the s.a.t.s. >> and also ahead, astronaut scott kelly is back on earth, but hear why he's talking about the fact that being back home is so uncomfortable for him
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every family deserves a two-room suite. yeah, it's pretty great. governor andrew cuomo: there is an unhealthy income inequality gap that is only growing. if you work full-time you shouldn't have to choose between paying the rent and buying food. i say lift up the working families of this state and pay a real decent wage. we fight until this nation fulfills its promise of opportunity for all and that's what this
it's 9:39. check it out. a deep see dive for rock samples off the coast of hawaii ended with a major discovery. scientists believe this is the new species of octopus never before seen. that was found 14,000 feet below the surface. the unique features are below its tentacles while october toe pods have two rows and no fins. they also have a lag of pigment cells. one suggested naming it casper appearance. >> i have a dog casper because he's all white.
i'm sorry, are we back on? [ laughter ] >> the protected species already. >> that discovery was in hawaii. so i will segue by talking about one animal. by the way, no pests except for this one. there's no mosquitoes. there's like there's no bugs. it was great. >> really? >> yeah. they do have chickens and roosters. it's interesting because captain cooke who discovered kauai brought chickens over so everybody has chickens over there. in 1996 during the hurricane, all of the chickens flew the coop and they became squirrels and rats. >> you mean they have chickens as if they were squirrels and rats? >> yes. they are very beautiful. anyway, the hurricane came and destroyed everything. the chickens multiplied and now every morning at 4:30 in the morning, wherever you are, there is a rooster to wake you up. >> eat fried chicken every day. [ laughter ] >> you don't even eat meat and
>> no, no, no, i'm kidding. [ laughter ] >> it's interesting, though, how animals react, you know, how weather affects how animals respond. so that octopus was way deep in the ocean. doesn't get any pigmentation from the sun so it's casper. >> unlike you, you are tanned from your trip. >> i'm telling you. look at that, you are just beaming and glowing. >> it'll be gone [ laughter ] good morning. temperatures are subfreezing right now. we're 30 degrees in the park. less wind today than yesterday. it just makes such a difference. sunshine to start as well. looking here over the upper west side, live picture. we are tracking a system that's coming in over the great lakes that does have snow. it's weakening as it approaches. humidity 41%. official numbers coming out of the park, north winds at 7. we expect the wind to eventually come out of the southwest.
comfort factor. right now, we have 29 for poughkeepsie. temperatures are just about freezing for belmar. montauk is 30 degrees. so the warm-up expected for this afternoon. we do contend with the windchill until the winds completely change and our temperatures get into the 40s. so we are dealing with a little bit of a coolness to the atmosphere, so you definitely need the coat. you have to bundle up. long term down the road, we could be talking short sleeves before the week is over. this cold weather to start turns into afternoon. there could be isolated slick spots this morning as temperatures come above freezing. sun and clouds through the afternoon and then a trace of snow early on sunday morning actually moves in late after midnight and could linger into early tomorrow morning. here is the beginning of that. it's this last blast of cold before the spring fever comes into the mid-week time. here's the system. it doesn't look that oppressive does it? it's falling apart as it comes
what will be left of it is enough of a snow shower here on the futurecast to give us a few light flurries perhaps late tonight into early tomorrow morning. it is a quick mover. any snow that it does produce may be a coating. it doesn't last very long at all. temperatures go to the mid-40s and end with the sunshine. here is the jet stream moving north. that's what will bring us to the 60s and 70s. we could be up to 30 degrees above average. 40s today, and we go down to freezing today. again, don't let this fool you on the ice with the early snow showers. then sunshine turns out to be a real decent afternoon. accuweather seven-day forecast, we can break this down for you as well. mild sun break by monday, at 54. then it feels like april on tuesday. 66, gets even warmer on wednesday. that's the day we could be breaking a record. the record is 69. we're forecasting 70 pop so it is a close call. it would break a year 2000 record.
so go down in the history books. >> i'm going to coach the roosters because they look really pretty. >> huh-uh. [ laughter ] >> at 4:30, though? >> all over the island. >> by the end of the week, i got used to it, but huh-uh. >> you are in the middle of tropical paradise, but every day at 4:30. >> i don't know what animal i was doing. they coca doodle do or crow something. they happen to annoy me, too. you look relaxed and going. >> i put my pete up on the desk. >> there you go. >> thank you, amy. well a new cleanup strategy will soon take effect for the heavily contaminated passaic river. the e.p.a. plans call for about 20% of the contaminated river mud to be removed compared to a proposal to introduce two creeks ago.
where any materials containing dioxin will be incinerated. the west will be buried in a hazardous waste landfill. >> this will be the largest volume ever to be dredged under the e.p.a.'s super fun program nationwide. it's enough to fill red bull arena three times. >> that's a lot of cleaning up. the epa says it would be paid for by companies that polluted the river or inherited the liability of companies that had done so in the past. turns out, being back on earth after year in zero gravity takes some adjustment. astronaut scott kelly is having unique issues now that he's back on solid ground, including extremely sensitive skin, he says. kelly says his muscles and joints ache and that in terms of his skin, it feels like it's personning whenever he sits and walks. just wearing clothes is uncomfortable as well because clothing doesn't really touch
space. he knows better than everybody in space. it's not the first time, of course, kelly is coming back from a space mission. he holds the u.s. record, in space. at this point, though, he doubts he will fly again for he's well earned retirement. also, students across the country are sitting down to a new s.a.t. gone are the days the crazy long, arcane vocabulary words to get ready for the big exam. instead, the newly redesigned test focuses on real world learning and analysis and more use. also the essay portion, which has been around for ten years. that essay is now optional. also, students will not be penalized for guessing in this version of the test as opposed answers. only four are on the very vamped test. students who took the practice
to all of the very nervous students this morning, good luck. >> and relax. not necessarily that they made it easy. it's more relevant now, which makes sense. >> do you remember how did you on the s.a.t.s? >> don't remember. coming up on i.n.s. saturday morning. -- coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning. [ laughter ] >> the victim says the lawyer kept most of her settlement money. 7 on your side makes a move to get order in the court. >> oh, wow. >> and because i was doing other things, i totally don't have a remix for this version of the calendar. >> what? >> do you have a song? >> you going to throw it at me like that? anything el debarge. >> okay. wow. going way back into the file. let's take a look at the community calendar featuring a remix of "rhythm of the night"
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a woman settled a lawsuit against her boss, but when she didn't receive tens of thousands in settlement money, she became suspicious of her lawyer. >> the attorney gave excuses for the delayed delivery, so she turned to who else, nina pineda open 7 on your side. >> steve morelli builds himself online with integrity, but this former client objects. >> i put my trust in him and that's why i couldn't believe this happened. >> reporter: she says her attorney negotiated a confidential six-figure settlement against her boss and former employer. both did he nighed any wrongdoing but they paid to settle. now she accuses h. the attorney of taking his cut and hers, which is more than 50 grand. this represents the bulk of your settlement? >> yes. >> he just didn't give it to you? >> no. he doesn't know what happened to it, they've been getting
it's probably sitting in the comptroller's office. >> reporter: she did her homework and found a copy of her settlement check sent to morelli even endorsed about i him a year ago. >> when i saw the image of the canceled check that he had signed in february of 2015 after months of him telling me he didn't know where it was, i was frustrated. >> reporter: even after presenting the lawyer with the evidence, she wasn't seeing a dime. >> he's supposed to be defending me and taking my money and telling me he doesn't know where it is. so we started callllg we screwed up, oversight. do you take that >> no, because it was months, he was telling me he didn't but he cashed it. orter: he more than in >> dettives couldn't get my money back but 7 on your side
show her ce because the confidential. her lawyer said not paying this client completely our fault" and that know howio mos happened. >> when we asked what his fira porque la resoluci_n did with the money for more than a year, he never answered. >> well done, nina, helping folks out. a lot of shade in the world. sure. speaking of getting it done, amy getting done >> we have ce.cats you e est* seguro.sentn loyal ho,cat thone of the cat tunnels you can set up around the house. i don't know, she's made it at least. this is maximus the cat, not the super dog. ter sent that one in via twitter.
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small businesster ne welcome back. new jersey transit workers rallying as the union works to avoid a looming strike. >> marcus solis live in the latest. hi, marcus. >> reporter: march 13th is thde there are talks but no e. ill that be rally this morning. this affects about 4,000 new jersey transit rail union workers who are set t on strike to work for years without a contract. the sticking point here, money and contributions to health care. there were talks in washington yesterday. no deal in place, of course, over 100,000 commuters relie on new jersey transit to get into the city. it certainly would have a major impact so the talks continue.
kicks off an hour. live in woodbridge, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you very much, mr. solis. back over to amy with a final look at the weather. >> you look outside of the window. bright sunshine and that's what's for the early part of the day. there's still a briskness to the atmosphere. less wind today but it feels cold. we're at 30 degrees so you to bundle up. the warm-up is not until the middle of the week. so we'll be talking about it and you will be excited. you have to wait for it. one world trade and the empire state building is fantastic. 30 degrees turns into 42 this afternoon. this keeps climbing. there is a possibility of flurries after midnight. these will be coming in from the west. not a big deal. gnat everybody sees them. you know in case you are traveling early morning by 9:00 a.m. mild sun breaks by monday.
copping in on wednesday. 70, wow. the record is 69 so we're real close there. 64 on thursday. thursday right into friday that could be heavy rain. we'll wait to see what happens with that stimulate in the week. >> you got it. thank you, miss freeze. >> that'll do it for this edition of "eyewitness news." i'm tony yatesp. >> i'm rob nelson. thanks so much for being with us.
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