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america this morning. new details just in at 4 they know 30 on the deadly terror attacks in brussels, we have just learned that a second person may have been involved in the explosion that rocked the subway station and he may still be at large. plus, a family is outraged. hear why a prosecutor says former nypd officer peter liang should not go to prison for the deadly shooting of akai gurley. a big recovery operation
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few hours to lift the sunken tug boat from the bottom of the hudson river and recover the body of the third and final crew member still trapped in the wreckage. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and thank you for joining us, i'm rob nelson filling in today for ken rosato on this thursday, march 24th. never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and mols jeff smith in for bill -- meteorologist jeff smith in for bill. >> after the 70-degree warmth of yesterday. not going to be so lucky today. that will keep us a bit cooler and right now 45 degrees in midtown. we have temperatures across the area which are sitting in the mid 40s in and around new york city and the urban areas of northeastern new jersey. 43 toms river right now. you have 43 islip and 30s north and west of the city. 38 at sussex. you see this back door cold front has moved on in and behind that, the cam air comes in from new england and it keeps eastern long island all day today in the 40s. we probably just get into the mid as here in -- 50s here in
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so 48 at 8:00 in the morning and 52 by noon and 54 by 4:00 p.m. the wind coming from the ocean at about 8 to 16 miles per hour and clouds and a few breaks of sunshine. over to heather o'rourke right now, she's going to look at the commute. this is the cross bronx expressway east side. we have an accident that's being cleared away. not causing a big delay getting back to the george washington bridge yet. but as long as that's out there, the longer it stays out there, the longer that delay is going to be. we have at least two lanes closed down as a result. they are suspended today and tomorrow but just keep in mind the metered rules apply. if you are using mass transit it is just fine. no major problems but again you have to feed the meters but the street cleaning rules are sis -- rules are suspended. new details on the deadly terror attacks in brussels. there are new reports out this morning that more than one person was involved in the deadly attack on the subway station in the belgian capital. eyewitness news reporter diana
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the very latest for us. diana. >> reporter: according to the reports the unknown second man was seen in surveillance pictures carrying a large bag and walking alongside subway bomber khalid el-bakraoui. authorities aren't yet sure if he was killed or if he is on the run this morning. meanwhile the hunt for a third man in the airport explosions continues. police say he had the largest of the three bombs and it's believed when it did not detonate, he ran. as memorials grow, europe's most wanted man is still on the run the morning. the man in the hat on the far right rolled into brussels airport with the biggest bomb. and after expecting to die, you have to wonder what he was thinking the moment after his suicide bomb filled to explode -- failed to explode. authorities say it's a new type of bomb for isis. far deadlier than a suicide vest. it pack the killing power of a car bomb into a small piece of luggage. >> it can be more dangerous because it's difficult to detect. >> reporter: it's packed with
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brussels found a lot of it in a bomb making factory. >> 15-kilograms of explosives, tatp, 150 liters of acetone. 30 liters of hydrogen peroxide. >> the number of casualties is usually high. and the -- effect the terrorists rant to achieve as a result is also very high. >> reporter: the state department says about a dozen americans were hurt in the attacks. and this, the first face of the confirmed dead. coming to new york to visit family. her husband and twin daughters were with her at the ticket counter, she walked a-- they walked away for a moment. the bomb explode asked they survive -- exploded and they survived and she did not. others are unaccounted for including a brother and sister from new york city. sasha and alex were at the brussels airport on the phone with her mother when suddenly
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alex's future father-in-law says that with each passing moment the family grows more concerned. >> it's been more than 24 hours now and so we know there's a possibility that when the news comes it may not be good. >> reporter: the suspect in the paris attacks arrested earlier this week will be in a belgian court earlier this morning. police are investigating the el- bakraoui brothers' ties to those attacks as well. we're live in the newsroom this morning, i'm diana rocco, eyewitness news. >> stay with -- channel 7 eyewitness news. >> stay with us through the terror investigation and also aj ross will join us live from press coming up. -- brussels coming up. this morning recovery crews plan to lift a sunken tug boat from the hurry waters -- murky waters of the hudson river near hi two weeks after a deadly crash. darla miles is live in tarrytown with more on this. >> reporter: good morning rob. this is scheduled to be a four hour operation. crews will begin to lift that
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7:00 this morning. that is expected to take about an hour and then it should be another three hours to secure the tug boat on to a barge and recover the body of the third crew member and then begin the haul the wreckage away for an investigation. as you mentioned, the tug boat sank about two weeks ago when it crashed into a barge at the tappan zee bridge here on the hudson river. all three crew members on board at the time were killed. now divers have already recover rod the bodies of 63-year-old paul ammond and 23-year-old timothy cocculin but can't reach the body of the third in the wreckage. the reason why crews are going through -- or at 7:00 this morning is because that's when the tide is the calmest called slack tide. which is between high and low tide and again the water is the calmest at that time. now of course as timeline could change. because of the weather. but at this point investigators
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reporting live in terrytown, door will miles, news -- darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. a former new york city police officer convicted of killing an unarmed man in brooklyn could festive row jail time. the district attorney for brooklyn recommended that peter liang be sentenced to house arrest for the shooting death of akai gurley. as eyewitness news reporter carolyn ahead reports it was an outrage. >> reporter: the family says the public knew before they did about the brooklyn district attorney's recommendation to the court to give former officer peter liang probation. not jail time. the rookie cop was convicted last month of manslaughter for shooting and killing gurley in a poorly lit stairwell in east new york back in november 2014. the 28-year-old father was unarmed. >> a jury of his peers convicted him of manslaughter. so you're telling me that the
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no. they did not. and it's absurd that the da is going to recommend no jail time. >> reporter: the da is asking the court to give liang five years of probation. including sex months of home confinement. -- six months of home confinement. union leaders explained that police officers are human beings and as such can make mistakes while risking that are lives to protect -- their lives to protect the community. criminalizing mistake even a tragic accidental discharge like this serves no good purpose. the reasons cited by the da for justifying no jail time in this tragedy are the very same reasons that the officer should not have been indicted in the first place. borough president adams says he's not sure if he would have made the same call as a da. >> there are no winners of a family -- lost a son. of an -- now we have an officer that was on trial and who was found guilty. so there are no winners here. >> reporter: and sentencing for
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april 14th. reporting in jersey city, i'm carolina leid, channel 7 eyewitness news. a jet blue flight attendant will appear in a courtroom in brooklyn today. dea agents say marcia gay reynolds ran out of l. a. x. last friday after she was stopped for a random screening. she then dropped a carry-on bag filled with stacks of cocaine and she then ditched her heels and simply ran away from security. enolds was arrested yesterday and now stands charged with drug trafficking. just any high heels. >> gucci. >> oh really? [ laughter ] >> 4:39. >> she knows the details. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic in just minutes. >> what kind of shoes do you have on jeff? >> what kind of shoes? ivories.
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not gucci. we look off to the south right now and it's hard to be consistently nice in late march. yesterday we had temperatures up near 70 degrees. today not going to be that great. this back door cold front moving open through much cooler in the afternoon hours today. much cooler right now as a matter of fact. york city. we take a spin on the weather wheel here and temperatures don't recover much during the day. up to about 51 or so by 10:00 a.m. it's clouds and limited amounts of sunshine. that can get temperatures into the middle 50s during the afternoon and i'm afraid though over eastern long island you're going to be in the 40s all day while areas south and west of new york city actually do approach and exceed the 60- degree mark in some cases. 56 for a high in manhattan and only 47 in montauk. 49 for your high temperature in bridgeport, connecticut. we'll have that accuweather seven day forecast some rain on the way. we'll talk about that coming up in just a few minutes.
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a look at roads and rails. going to talk here about the fdr drive and they are in the process of clearing away some construction. you can see right over here -- oh, okay the truck just left. they were backing up and they did remove all the cones as you go northbound on the fdr drive in the 70s. let's go over to our maps and talk to you about what's going on on the cross bronx expressway. this is a big deal. eastbound we have an accident. there are two lanes closed down yesterday. the cross bronx was a huge mess. hope nothing repeat of that. new jersey transit. long island railroad, metro- north all running on or close to schedule. the george washington bridge lower level construction has been cleared in both directions. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended but the metered rules are in effect. rob lori from. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, recently discovered debris may provide malaysian jet.
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4:45. and rescue teams in new jersey pulled a kayaker to safety after he got stuck in mud in the hackensack river. the man got stuck past his waist after he either fell out or got out of his kayak. and the tide went out. well, a woman in a nearby home spotted him and called police and t neck and hackensack
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board to pull him to -- rescue boat. >> pretty scary. i don't know -- thank god it was not my husband because he always goes out there. >> pretty thick, it was like a vacuum. it was hard to pull him out but in hackensack we figured out a way to get him out. >> when the man was back on solid ground he was able to walk and appeared to be fine. >> hate when that happens. the bloom watch is now officially on in washington. the hundreds of cherry blossom trees sent long ago as a gift from japan are starting to erupt with their springtime best. the national park service says peak bloom is when 70% of the trees are blossoming and we are justifies away from that -- just days away from that peak. that's just in time perfectly for the national cherry blossom festival it kicks off on saturday. there's a beautiful time of year in dc isn't it? >> so pretty. yep. indeed. let's check in with meteorologist jeff smith. looks like the weather cooperated so they could bloom. on time. >> and the weather is going to cooperate down there during the day today as well.
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70s so getting a little bit jealous of the people down in dc because around here not going to be the case. we're looking to the southern end of park. there's 432 park avenue one of the tallest residential buildings in the entire world. temperature right now in the city is sitting at around 45 degrees. winds coming in from the east at 8 miles per hour. 30.09 is the push and rising right now. now -- pressure and rising right now. now we've already gotten up to 53 just after midnight. the normal afternoon high this time of year is 52. even though today is going to be quite a bit cooler than the 71 we had yesterday still above normal for this time of the year. the record was 76 back in 1988 a serve royal earlier that -- a century earlier it got down to 12 degrees. big temperature range today. that's really the big story. 40s over eastern long island but 60 degrees south and west of the city. showers show up late tonight and lasting into the day tomorrow. during the morning, even into the midday week get a few -- we can get a few showers and it clears out tomorrow afternoon with a milder breeze and guess what?
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tomorrow afternoon. 45 right now. teterboro. 47 newark and 45 at laguardia airport and you have 36 at newburg and 39 at poughkeepsie. going to be in the 40s on much of the day on island. you can see with the wind streamlines very clearly where the front is located. so supplying that cooler air moving in from new england and the atlantic ocean to the south still a wind coming in from the southwest and that means places like toms river get well up into the 60s during the day today. here's the futurecast and you can see by 4:00 in the afternoon, 55 in the city. but still sitting in the upper 40s in places like montauk and bridgeport. late tonight into the wee hours of the morning some showers start moving in from the west and those can last on and off right through about midday tomorrow before we clear out during the afternoon and temperatures respond nicely when we clear out. getting up to about 69 by 4:00. accuweather forecast for today,
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a breezy. 56 in midtown but 40s over eastern long island and 60s south and west of new york city. it's cloudy most of the time some rain coming in late tonight. we're down to about 52. cloudy for a while with showers right through about midday tomorrow. we'll be raining the whole time though. and then breezy and brighter in the afternoon. mild it will high getting back up to 69. here's your accuweather seven day forecast. plenty of sunshine on saturday. 56. how about easter sunday? the blend of sun and clouds. 58 degrees some rain does return by monday. right now chances are that waits until later monday into monday night and then we clear out for tuesday and wednesday. mid 50s. so no real arctic blast in sight. nothing like we had last weekend. >> very good all right jeff. >> not bad. thank you. heather again. >> all right so that accident on the cross bronx expressway i have some good news for you. the accident has been cleared it was eastbound near castles hill avenue. no major delays coming eastbound on the cross bronx,
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new jersey transit. metro-north they are all running on or close to schedule. subway service is salsth also running on or close to schedule. george washington bridge lower level construction we had construction both directions it has been cleared away. both ways. so that's good news. and it's still a minor delay george washington bridge lincoln and the holland tunnels. no major problems but we have some construction still left over at the lincoln and holland. goethals bridge we have this traffic hold in effect and that's until 5:00 a.m. so let's take a look at a web cam and i'll show you things there as you try to leave staten island going over into new jersey, you can see that backup here. we have alternate side is suspended today. but the metered rules are in effect. lori over to you. all right heather thank you. pope francis marked holy thursday by washing the feet of young refugees this morning. now the public display is the pope's way of asking for respect for each one of the 12 refugees some of whom are not catholic. holy thursday commemorates the
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when he established the sacrament of holy communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion. dramatic action in north carolina to restricts the lgbt community. the governor has signed a bill blocking charlotte and others from allowing transgendered people to use the bathroom of their choosing. critics say it was said quote social engineering and on top of that the legislature took action do block it with the governor's support. it also bans any new protections for gays, lesbians or transgender individuals. it's hikely that debris that washed up recently in southern africa is from malaysian airlines flight 370. that is the word today from officials in two countries. authorities from australia and malaysia say an analysis shows that debris discovered in mozambique is consistent with panels from a malaysian airlines boeing 777.
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when it vanished two years ago this month. it's believed to have crashed in the indian ocean. roswell, new mexico was the birthplace of sorts for today's ufo stories. but these men may be taking it just a wee bit too seriously. they actually stole a ufo from a parking lot just loaded it into their pickup and drove away. in pieces of the destroyed spaceship were later found dumped along a local highway. the owner the international ufo museum says it will simply buy new spaceship or perhaps one will just land there. [ laughter ] seriously. >> out of nowhere. >> from the x files. all right coming up on eyewitness news this morning, dramatic rescue in florida. two deputies brave the growing flames of a car crash to save a woman, the daring save that was caught on camera. >> also ahead, also ahead, a- rod is ready to hang up the
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new details on when the controversial yankees' slugger will retire.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here on eyewitness news this morning. out of the bus stop this
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upper 40s and definitely a cooler and cloudier day than what we had yesterday with the back door cold front that moved on by. we're only gets up to 46 august -- getting up to 56 during the afternoon. breezy breaks of sunshine and very limited sunshine. 40s over eastern long island but 60 south and west of the city. a pretty big range in temperature across the area. weather wellness air quality moderate and uv index is a 4 which is moderate and the pollen moderate to high. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. heather o'rourke right now. right behind me you can see the goethals bridge and the bridge is moving once again. leaving staten island and going over into new jersey. we'll head over to the maps and i can tell you the bridge traffic hold has been lifted and now traffic is the goethals bridge without any major problems. this could have been a huge problem. cross bronx expressway east near castles hill avenue we had an accident here a couple of lanes were closed down.
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new jersey transit. long island railroad, metro- north on or close to schedule and alternate side of the street parking is suspended today. but you have to speed the meters. rob over to you. all right, heather thank you. well, two sheriff's deputies are caught on camera making a daring rescue following a fiery crash. [ sirens ] >> ma'am, stay with me. hey. hey stay with me. >> ma'am, ma'am. >> a woman's car had collided with a tanker truck down in florida and both vehicles caught fire. the sheriff's deputy broke a window with his baton and tried to pull out the woman but she was trapped between her seat and the airbag. a second deputy arrived and helped pull the woman through the car's window. that driver is in critical condition. one of the deputies suffered a burn to her hand. it is 4:56 and autoenthusiasts are making
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new york international auto show. nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display starting tomorrow through april 3rd. at the javvett center. yesterday the new porsche was unveiled during a special preview. watch our special saturday night at 7:00 right here on channel 7 hosted by lee goldberg and amy freeze and rob powers and don't forget to show off your pictures from the show using the hashtag #abcny7 and -- nyis. >> nice rides. nice rides. >> pretty. very nice. there is a thief walking the streets of northeast ohio. so how do we know this? check this out. >> this guy. wearing the sign is greg davenport. as you can see he was caught stealing from a wal-mart specifically he tried to walk out with a 52-inch television. incon spinous. the judge in his case gave
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good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. on the trail an all-out manhunt wrapping up for a suspect in the brussels terror bombings. also, cruise missile. while the republican con tepider for president turned his attention from donald trump to mayor de blasio. and a-rod's big announcement about the end of his career. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm rob nelson filling
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thank you for joining us on this thursday, march 24th. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and meteorologist jeff smith. jeff? >> after a fantastic day yesterday, with temperatures getting into the 70s in much of the area, not going to be so lucky today. 45 right now in new york city. back to our -- back door cold front has moved on through and winds switched from the east and that means we are going to be on the cooler side. 44 right now islip and 43 montauk and you can get temperatures in the 30s north of the city. in places like newburg and poughkeepsie and monticello and there's that front it's kind of straddling new jersey and south the 60s and 70s. that's going to be more down toward washington, d.c. and baltimore. we're going to be staying in the 40s all day over eastern parts of long island and kind of limited sunshine too. a little batch of clouds moving on across the area. 48 at 8:00 in the morning and noontime. look at the wind from the atlantic ocean coming in, those are still pretty cool waters out there. that's why it's cooler today. 54 the temperature by 4:00 in
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long island staying in the 40s and south and west of the city may actually approach the 6 o degree mark. a pretty big range in temperature across the area. over to heather o'rourke right now. she's going to look at the commute. we'll talk about subway status jeff. we have running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north, all doing just fine. had an accident on the cross bronx it was east near castles hill avenue. the accident has been cleared away. george washington bridge, lower level construction both directions has been cleared away. so you have amie for delay at the george washington bridge. -- a minor delay at the george washington bridge. construction cleared at the lincoln and holland as well. we have alternate side of the street parking is suspended today but the metered rules are in effect. lori over to you. all right heather thank you. new information this important about the roar -- morning about the terror attacks in brussels. the three suicide bombers have been identified. authorities confirm one of them was the bomb maker who was also part of the november attacks in
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and an urgent manhunt is underway for a surviving suspect. abc's molly hunter is in brussels this morning for us. good morning molly. >> reporter: good morning lori. as the manhunt continues for that one terrorist, another one terrorist mastermind salah abdeslam is expected to ask to postpone his scheduled court hearing. a candle light vigil in honor of a victim of tuesday's attacks. students gathering in prayer for leopold hecht a second year law student who died in the metro station. >> i was afraid because terrorists they want to get us to be afraid. and that's -- the thing. they will win if we going torbay friday to go out from home. >> reporter: as the country mourns police are on a manhunt for the runaway terrorist trying to stop him before he strikes again. his companion sources say are the master bomb maker from
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24-year-old najim laachraoui on the left. in the middle. 29-year-old ibrahim el-bakraoui and both died at the airport. el-bakraoui's younger brother 27-year-old khalid also dead after carrying out the subway bombing. prosecutors claim both had extensive criminal records. in the afternoon math of the attack -- aftermath of attacks, an unknown number still missing and one of them emilyizen's boyfriend 24-year-old bart mehome. >> i gastraeum want to know if he's okay that -- just really want to know if he's okay. >> reporter: but for some american families sigh of reloaf. gaten powell from houston received word her 21-year-old stepson was found. he was left unconscious following the attack and is said to have no memory of what took place. >> yes, it's over. it's like -- whoo. >> reporter: european security and justice members will hold an emergency meeting in brussels later today and
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arrives in town tomorrow. in brussels, molly hunter, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right -- molly thank you. and stay with eyewitness news and abc7ny for the very latest on the belgium terror attacks, much more on the investigation at abc7ny. and those terror attacks of course are on the front burner in the race for the white house. republican candidate ted cruz was here in new york city yesterday raising money and also blasting the mayor for not profiling muslim communities. senator cruz was under fire recently for criticizing of course so-called new york values. while yesterday he accused mayor westbound of act -- de blasio of acting politically correct by not profiling muslim neighborhoods in the fight against terrorism. >> with the heroes of the nypd stood up and turned their backs on mayor de blasio -- [ cheering and applause ] they spoke not just for the men
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americans all across this nation. >> nypd commissioner bill bratton took offense as you might imagine to those comments. he pulled no punches when asked about the candidate's criticism. >> it's a good indication why he will not become president of the united states. it's almost to me -- a million muslims living in new york city and i have several thousand including almost 1,000 new york city police officers. many of whom are veterans and combat veterans. >> not mincing words there. bratton says cruz's idea of profiling muslims in america is quote shameful. you can stay with eyewitness news for continuing coverage on vote 2016. on twitter and facebook for updates. and happening today, a crane will lift a sunken tug boat from the bottom of the hudson river where the body of a third victim is believed to be trapped. the boat sank on the 12th after crashing into a construction barge near the tappan zee bridge. authorities hope to recover the body of a crew member.
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members were recovered in the days after the crash. also happening today the justice department is expected to charge a number of iranians in the 2013 cyber attack against a small dam in westchester county. but there are indications that the case goes way beyond the ride brook dam incident with the tax on at least half a dozen -- attacks on at least half a dozen major banks and financial institutions. all the iranians today live in iran. it is not clear yet how or when they would be brought to justice. police in brooklyn are searching for two serial burglars. 16 homes in williamsburg, green point and bushwick have been broken into over the last five weeks. they stole electronics and even a car. a couple of times the victims confronted the suspects before they ran off. the most recent caper happened tuesday. alex rodriguez says he is calling it a career after two
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a-rod told espn new york yesterday that he will not play after the 2017 season which is when his ten year contract expires. however, published reports say he plans to quote see what happens after that deal runs out. a-rod will be 41 when this current season ends and he is fourth on baseball's all-time home run list with 687. and of course he's been the center of a lot of controversy after admitting to using steroids. new york city is launching new website that will actually make it easier for parents to track the progress of lead testing in city schools. a little more than 1% of tests have shown elevated levels of lead. that side of nearly -- that is out of nearly 90,000 samples taken. schools now get weekly flushings that test positive. the equipment is either replaced or repaired. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. back over to jeff smith. good morning sir.
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cooler cloudier day shaping up for today and a live look off to the south right past the empire state building you see all the way down the one world tampa bay rays as -- to one world trade as well. but again cooler today because we have the back door cold front that moved into the area and we take a spin on the weather wheel and you'll see temperatures really don't recover much. i mean up to 51 by 10:00 in the morning and only middle 50s during the afternoon and in fact, eastern long island probably stays in the 40s. those will be your afternoon highs by montauk and also into southwestern connecticut and at bridgeport with the cooler wind. now south and west of the city will be a different story especially well south toward toms river. getting up to about 66 a little bit more sunshine there along with southwest wind. for easter weekend and beyond. right now we send it over to heather with a look at the commute. a look at this. this is the northern state parkway right near sunnyside boulevard and you can see it's doing just fine. no may job probation reports to report. over -- major problems to report.
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construction has been cleared both directions between the 100s down into the 60s. so no major issues there in fact take a look at it here, this is the fdr drive in the 90s and you can see everybody is just zipping along without any major issues. subway service is running on or close to schedule. and you also have new jersey transit, long island railroad metro north doing just fine. the cross bronx east earlier accident cleared. street cleaning rules suspended today and tomorrow but the metered rules are in effect. rob lori over to you. all right heather thank you. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, right patient, right surgeon. wrong body part. >> oh. >> the big surgery mistake at a major local hospital. >> plus, a secret passage discovered. the cross border drug tunnel running from a restaurant right into a living room. >> s and a ahead -- and also ahead.
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the big risk t hey, have you heard? heard what? before school starts in september, all kids going into 7th and 12th grade have to get the meningococcal vaccine. it protects against diseases like meningitis. that can be serious, even deadly. yeah, that's why they can't start school without it. something to share? (giggling)
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talk to your health care provider. even kids who've had one shot
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a patient is suing a hospital in new haven claiming surgeons removed the wrong body part. the patient had surgery last year at yale new haven hospital according to the lawsuit, and doctors removed the wrong rib. even though the correct rib was clearly marked. the hospital says it is committed to safe care but that even the best organizations make medical mistakes. new information now about a shootout between bikers in texas. dozens more of them have now been indicted. nine people in all were killed and several more hurt during this violent brawl last may. you may remember this. between two rival biker gangs at a restaurant in waco. more than 100 bikers are already facing charges and now arraignment dates will be set
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and take a look at these pictures. this is some of the roughly 1500 pounds of marijuana federal authorities recovered from a drug tunnel in southern california. investigators say it stretched more than 400 yards from a restaurant in mexico to a newly built home in california. four people are now facing charges. the drugs have an estimated street value of $6 million. >> wow. it is 5:14 and a scary reality for one of the world's biggest natural attractions. new video shows a high level of bleaching in the great barrier reef in australia. this happens when coral gets so stressed that it loses its original color and is fighting to survive. experts mainly blame the current widespread bleaching on warmer than normal ocean temperatures. i haven't seen that. >> me either. nice segue. >> speaking of stressed out --
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>> so warmer temperatures? jeff? >> hey, good morning again. unfortunately today is not going to be as warm as it was yesterday. we're looking over toward the southern end of the park and midtown here. temperature in the city sitting at 45 degrees. wind coming in from the east at about 8 miles per hour. now the high is expected to get up to about 56. this is still above normal for this time of year. even though it's quite bit cooler than it was yesterday. i mean yesterday we got up to 71 in central park. 76 was your record for today set back in 1988. it's a big temperature range out there. we're looking at 40s over eastern long island. 60 degrees though south and west of the city. and again we split the difference here in midtown probably in the mid 50s. showers show up late tonight lasting into tomorrow morning. maybe even through about midday. clerk clearing tomorrow afternoon -- clearing tomorrow afternoon with a milder breeze and tomorrow we get back up to near the 70-degree mark i think. 47 right now somerville, new jersey and 37 at andover and 41 at toms river. toms river is a location that could actually get into the mid
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because they remain south of that back door front. 45 again in the park. 44 on the island at islip and here's the front you can see it really well here with our wind streamlines. you can see the wind coming in from the south south of the front here over much of new jersey and that's why it's going to be warmer in those locations. north of the front, different story. get a wind coming in from the east and that means even parts of long island, never get out of the 40s during the day today. we will see some breaks of sunshine especially later on this afternoon. and then later on tonight into tomorrow morning, the showers show up from the west. they could still be going on around midday but i do expect it to pretty quickly clear out and we get temperatures well up into the upper 60s by later in the afternoon. accuweather forecast for today. cooler out there. a little bit of sunshine. it will be breezy especially at the immediate coast. up to about 56 in midtown and 40s eastern long island and 60 degrees south and west of the city. cloudy most of the time tonight. some rain developing late. we're down to about 52. some showers tomorrow right
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breezy and brighter in the afternoon. milder too. high getting up to about 69. here's your accuweather seven day forecast, plenty of sunshine on saturday. cooler, still above average though. about 56. it's a blend of sun and clouds on easter sunday and should be pretty ideal weather out there. high temperatures in the upper 50s and some rain returns on monday. some of our computer models showing it would mainly occur later in the day into monday night before we clear out on tuesday into wednesday. yesterday, we really made a hail mary in the weather department i think late in the day with the clearing skies and 70-degree warmth. >> it turned out very nice. >> yesterday oh man. >> yeah. thank you jeff. let's check in now with heather to look at the commute. good morning. >> it's pretty quiet out there. no major issues to report at this point. subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro-north, all doing just fine. the fdr drive we had some construction here that construction has been cleared away. we're also taking a look at the
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east at -- cross bronx expressway east at castle hill avenue. that earlier accident now gone. the lincoln and holland doing just fine and the george washington bridge too. here's a look at in the new jersey turnpike. alternate side of the street parking is suspended today and tomorrow but the metered rules are in effect. over to you: still ahead on eyewitness news is this this morning, a dramatic rescue captured on camera, a driver staved from a -- saved from a burning car. >> this wasn't show and tell. a 260-pound bear ooh, causing a scare as you can imagine at an
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a bear scare at a school in florida. wildlife officials spent more than eight hours yesterday removing a young black bear from the school's campus. at 260-pound bear first appeared near the elementary school in fort myers last week and then returned. the school was on lockdown as officers corralled the bear up tree and shot him with a tranquilizer dart and then safely caught him in a -- tarp. oh now. after the desperate distraction out. utah jazz versus the houston rockets in the fourth quarter. gordon heyward was on the line for some free-throws when the rockets' mascot clutch calls for the surprise a green guy. that july you have had out of a
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to distract and annoy heyward. he calmly sank both shots. >> look at that green guy. oh. 5:21. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and jeff smith. >> that happens during my weather forecast all the time. right now 48 degrees in and around the city. it's going to be cooler and cloudier out at the bus stop this morning as we head into the afternoon, up like yesterday, temperature not going to recover much. 56 for a high breezy breaks of sunshine. just a few breaks of sun it's a much cooler day. 40s over eastern long island and we're talking 60 degrees south and west of the city. so kind of a big temperature range across the tristate region but overall cooler than yesterday. we send it over to hover right now with a -- heather o'rourke right now with a look at thereafter. an accident near mclean avenue. weapon subway service running on or close to schedule. also running on or close and fdr drive construction has been cleared away both directions. so the fdr drive is moving
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cross bronx expressway east castle hill avenue that earlier dent cleared and -- accident cleared and again we have an accident in yonkers. alternate side of the street parking is suspended today and tomorrow but the metered rules are in effect. rob, lori over to you. all righter thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning there's a great disturbance in the force. the new "star wars" film is under attack. but not by storm troopers. >> also ahead, did madonna's people go over the borderline? there you get it. a parking space scheme uncovered outside the star's apartment right here in
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auto show in high gear. >> toyota introduced the prius prime which can run on just battery power. hyundai's new ionic will be available in a plug-in hybrid or all electric vick. >> but this was the -- vehicle. >> but this was the concept version that really stunned the crowd with its doors and stairs that descend. soccer mom turned batman. amazon's latest company to show it's closing the wage gap. >> female employees make 99.9% of what men earn. minorities at amazon are paid slightly more than whites. and a big honor for madonna just finished the rebel heart tour. >> it makes her the highest grossing solo act of all time with more than 1 month $3 billion -- $1.3 billion, bruce springsteen is in second place now. >> a lot of material for the girl. >> that's america's money. well, "star wars" the force awakens has turned up on piracy sites.
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scheduled to be reloosed on april 1st with the blu-ray edition getting released four days later but some 250,000 folks have downloaded an illegal blu-ray quality version. disney our parent company is working hard of course to stop the illegal downloads. it's 5:28 and coming up in our next half hour, from possible prison time to just probation. a former cop convicted of killing a man in a stairwell could get a lesser sentence. >> also ahead, a flight attendant accused of ditching drugs and her designer shoes at the airport is now under arrest. how though did she end up here in new york? >> and meteorologist jeff smith returns with your exclusive accuweather forecast. stay with us. easter is sunday! so get to kohl's... and take an extra 20% off with your friends & family savings pass! shop friday night owls and saturday early birds... and dress them up with 40 to 60% off dresses kid's dressy apparel...
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horrific terror attacks in belgium. what we know now about the subway bombing as the manhunt continues for at least one suspect. salvage mission, the tug boat involved in a tragedy on the hudson river is set to be raised. and it takes two to tango. president obama and the first lady get into the dancing spirit in buenos aires. >> ha ha. >> very nice. >> all right. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm rob nelson filling in today for ken rosato. thank you for joining us, it is thursday, march 24th. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and meteorologist jeff smith in for bill evans. >> you were fortunately the if -- unfortunately the nice weather of yesterday not going to be quite continuing into today. 45 right now. so decidedly cooler than it was 24 hours ago. we head outside and we check out that view over toward midtown and right now 43 at morristown and 39 down the shore toms river and you have 30s north of the city. 40s on the island. unfortunately on long island, you'll probably be staying in
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especially the east end of the island. whereas areas south and west of the city do get up to 60 you have to head down to baltimore and washington though to repeat the 70s that we had yesterday. the radar satellite showing some cloud cover across the area. there will be limited sunshine during the day today. 48 at 8:00 in the morning. 52 by noon and 54 by 4:00. you see that east wind? coming in off of the cooler waters of the atlantic and that's why we are going to be cooler during the day today. we're going to send it over to heather o'rourke right now with a look another the commute. all right and we are going to talk about what's going on here as you travel through yonkers. henry hudson parkway northbound side near mclean avenue. that is an accident that is being cleared and then we have a problem on the taconic state parkway through yorktown south. another collision being cleared from the roadway. subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, doing just fine. here is a look at the belt parkway. this is the belt parkway nearairport and you can see -- jfk airport and you can see traffic is doing just fine and
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no major issues at the airports. fdr drive, we have some construction there. that construction has been cleared away. we have alternate side of the street parking is suspended today and tomorrow but the metered rules remain in effect. lori over to you. heather thank you. it's 5:31 and we start now with new details on the terror attacks in brussels. this morning investigators say that the subway bomber may have had help and that a second person may still be on the run. eyewitness news reporter die yea that rocco is in? -- diana rocco has new information for us. diana? >> reporter: carrying the large bag and walking alongside subway bomber khalid el- bakraoui. authorities are not as sure if he was killed or if he is still at large. meanwhile the hunt for a third man in the airport explosion continues. as memorials grow, europe's most wanted man is still on the run this morning. the man in the hat on the far right rolled into brussels
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and after expecting to die, you have to wonder what he was thinking the moment after his suicide bomb filled to ex-- failed to explode. authorities say it's a new type of bomb for isis far deadlier than a suicide vest. it packs the killing power of a car bomb into a small piece of luggage. >> it can be more dangerous because it's difficult to detect. >> reporter: it's packed with tatp and police raids in brussels found a lot of it in a bam making factory. >> 15-kilograms of education plowsives, t atp. 150 liters of acetone and 30 liters of hydrogen peroxide. detonators. >> certainly something that we would see quite a lot in the future. the number of casualties is usually high. and the -- effect the terraces want to achieve -- terrorists want to achieve as a result also very high. >> reporter: the state
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americans were hurt in the attacks and this, adelma tap korea rue wilson valdez -- tapia ruiz was the first to die. others remain unaccounted for including a brother and for from new york city. sasha and alex were at the brussels airport on the phone with their mother when suddenly the line went dead. the family owes more concerned with each passing moment. >> it's been more than 24 hours know and we know there's a possibility when the news when it comes may not be good. >> reporter: the suspect in the paris attacks arrested in belgium earlier this week salah abdeslam is expected to ask for a delayed court date the second day in a row. police are investigating the el- bakraoui brothers' ties to the paris attacks as well. in the newsroom this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right thank you. and we continue to post updates
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download our news app as well to get breaking news alerts anytime. happening today the tug boat that crashed and sank near the tappan zee bridge is set to be raised from the hudson river. this morning, a crane will lift the mangled wreckage around 7:00 this morning. eyewitness news reporter darla miles live for us in tarrytown with more. hey darla. >> reporter: hey rob. this is going to be a four hour operation. a crane should begin to raise that tug boat around 7:00 this morning. that is expected to take about an hour and then it should take another three hours to secure the wreckage on to a barge. recover the body of that third crew member and then begin to haul the wreckage away. now again, this tug boat crashed near the tappan zee bridge about two weeks ago. it crashed into a barge about two weeks ago and all three crew members on board at the time were killed. now the bodies of 63-year-old
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timothy conklin have already been recovered but crews didn't recover the body of 56-year-old harry hernandez in the wreckage. that's about 40 feet underwater and the reason why crews are going in at 7:00 this morning is because that's considered slack tide. at this point the timeline of course is expected to hold but of course it could change if the weather changes. reporting live in tarrytown, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> darla thank you. it's r5:36. and the family of akai gurley says its fight isn't over after prosecutors said they won't seek jail full-time. peter -- time. peter liang was convicted of manslaughter last month after shooting gurley in a stairwell. brooklyn district attorney kenneth thompson is repping liang -- recommending liang receive house arrest and probation. the family calls the suggestion absurd. >> had the tables been reversed. akai gurley would be in prison.
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second, this day. >> former officer will be sentenced next month. gurley's family plans to call for jail time during that hearing. the judge does not have to follow the da's recommendation. a flight attendant for jet blue is under arrest in new york. a she's accused of trying to snuggle 70 pounds of cocaine in a carry-on bag through l. a. x.. marcia gay reynolds is accused of running out of l. a. x. last friday after she was pulled over for some special screening. reynolds then dropped a bag full of cocaine and ditched her shoes gucci heels as lori said and then ran barefoot out. of the airport. also charges are expected against the son of billionaire art collector peter bryant. now -- brant. i should say. after an encounter with port authority police. peter brant jr. is accused of pushing an officer at kennedy airport. it happened after the apparently drunk man was stopped when he tried to board
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the officer suffered a brained -- suffered sprained arm. brant is being treated in the hospital for intoxication meantime. it didn't take long for the president to tango in argentina. the president and the first lady michelle obama were attending a state dinner in beanos heiress last week when the dancer pulled president onto the dance floor. flawless as it was not. but the president eventually caught on. mrs. obama also joined in on the fun. >> i'm sure -- michelle obama enjoyed her dance but had oney on that woman -- oney on that woman with her man there. >> we've seen that before. >> yeah -- >> that continues to be -- >> it is 5:38. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and jeff smith. and we're keeping two eyes on the forecast for today. it's -- going to be a lot cooler than it was yesterday and temperatures over eastern long island probably staying in the 40s because we have this back door cold front that moved on through overnight. we're going to take a spin on
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what it's going to be like hour by hour. temperatures in the low 50s right through ok, 11:00 this morning. clouds and limited sunshine just a few breaks of sun but enough so that we get up into the upper 40s which is still -- 50s which is still above average but a full 15 degrees cooler than it was yesterday afternoon. when it got up into the low 70s. again over eastern long island today only in the upper 40s if places lick montauk and bridgeport, connecticut only 49. but south and west of new york city and you're well into the 60s in places like toms river, new jersey up to 60 in belmar even. warmer weather ahead for tomorrow but in-between now and then we have some rain to deal with. we'll talk about that in your full forest forest forest. -- accuweather seven day forecast, right now send it over to heather o'rourke. this is the happen see bridge. you can see the bridge is move just fine. in major issues there but coming off the tappan zee bridge you travel through yonkers, we'll head over to the maps and i can tell you that we had an accident southbound on the henry hudson parkway. actually northbound.
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away. and in yorktown we have a problem on the taconic itself. it's right near route 134. that accident it will being worked on -- still being worked on. subway service is running on or close to schedule. mass transit doing just fine as far as new jersey transit and street cleaning rules are in effect. rob over to you. thank you heather. still ahead new pictures of the dragon that turned up in queen. >> also stuck in the mud. a down and dirty operation in new jersey to free someone a pretty sticky situation. flush. >> and it wasn't. >> and it wasn't on the menu.
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an well, new this morning, these no parking signs are in front of madonna's upper east side townhouse. however there's a bit little upon.
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girl had her people put them up so she could hold on to the the spots. a neighbor told the department of transportation and d. o. t. told madonna to take the signs down immediately. as you can see though they are still there. >> hmm. new this morning, nypd turning into reptile hunters in queens. officers recovered a stray komodo dragon in flushing and residents found the reptile yesterday. they put a trash can over it and called police. they took it to the local animal hospital. teams in new jersey pulled a kayaker to safety after he got stuck in the mud in the hackensack river. the man was stuck past his waist after he either fell out or got out his kayak and then the tide went out. the woman in a nearby home spotted him and then called police. teaneck and hackensack firefighters used rope and a board to pull him to a rescue boat.
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>> oh is that -- named after -- your family. [ laughter ] you never know. >> no. let's check in with jeff smith. we have a decent day shaping up for today a little bit cooler than it was yesterday. a life look at the chrysler building right now that wind is shifted into the east and northeast and that's -- making temperatures fall from what we had yesterday afternoon. which were in the 70s. if you remember. temperature right now 45 degrees that wind coming in if the east around 8 miles per hour. the high today probably getting up to around 55, 56. still above average for this time of the year but about 15 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. the record 76 back in 1988 and a century earlier back in 1888 got down to 12. so it can still get cold this time of the year, big temperature range today. ranging from the 40s over eastern long island to 60 degrees south and west of new york city. showers show up late tonight lasting right through about midday tomorrow and then we clear out tomorrow afternoon with milder breeze and i think
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up close to the 70-degree mark. yet again. 45 right now at laguardia and 47 at newark and 43 at whit plains and you can get temperatures in the 30s north and west of the city. 37 at sussex and 38 in poughkeepsie and 36 at newburg and even 39 down the shore at toms river. now that back door cold front has sunk off to the south and you can see on the wind streamlines here the winds are coming in from the east if you look at north of this front. and that means the wind is cooling in the cool herb -- coming in from the cooler waters of the atlantic ocean. that's going to keep it cool during the day tomorrow. here's the futurecast and you can see temperatures by this afternoon only topping off in the 40s. montauk and bridgeport getting up into the mid 50s in the park. you head well south and west of the city and you will be up into the 60s. the showers come in well -- probably well after midnight tonight. we are as of tomorrow morning and they can be on and off through the morning hours right through about midday and then look what happens during the afternoon. we clear things out and the sun comes out just enough to get
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so not a bad day shaping up for tomorrow after the showers in the morning. accuweather forecast for today, cooler out there a little bit of sunshine. breezy especially along the immediate shoreline. 56 in midtown but 40s over eastern long island and 60s south and west of the city. cloudy most of the time tonight. some rain around late we're down to about 52. heading into tomorrow showers in the morning and right through about midday and then breezy and brighter in the afternoon and decidedly milder the high getting up to about 69. here's your accuweather seven day forecast. plenty of sunshine on saturday. 56. easter bunny's hopping because sunday is looking pretty good. 58 degrees under a bend of sun and clouds. some rain returning by monday. mainly later in the day i think. 55. then we clear out for tuesday and wednesday. so not a bad looking weekend. not a bad looking holiday weekend shaping up. not at all. >> now back in with heather o'rourke and all park of madonna's house. good morning. [ laughter ]
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going on here on the southern state parkway right near exit 21 which is nassau road. and you can see everything is doing just fine as you take the southern state parkway. we're going ahead right over to the maps now and talk to you about mass transit which is great. running on or close to schedule. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. then taconic going south. another collision is being cheered. henry hudson parkway north near mclean avenue. that earlier accident cleared away can here's a look the helix coming inbound at the lincoln tunnel. of course that's the headlights there. you can see that traffic is slowing down a bit as you come down the helix coming in into the tunnel but only about a five minute delay coming inbound and holland is five minutes and minor delay at the george washington bridge. goethals bridge we have that traffic hold it's all gone. everything is doing just fine at the goethals bridge and at the bayonne bridge. so everything is open for business. we have alternate side of the street parking is suspended today but the metered rules in effect. rob over to you.
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still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a major mix-up. the home that escaped getting damaged by a tornado only to get demolished by mistake. >> oh. also ahead a dramatic rescue.
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5:50. it is highly likely debro that bashed up recently in southern africa is from malaysian airlines flight 370. that's the word today from officials in two countries. authorities from australia and malaysia said that an analysis shows that debris discovered in mozambique is consistent with
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airlines boeing 777. mh 370 was carrying 239 people when it vanished two years ago this month. it's believed to have crashed in the indian ocean. caught on camera, a fiery crash and then a daring rescue by two sheriff's deputies. >> drive away -- >> , go. go! [ sirens ] >> ma'am, stay with me. hey. hey stay with me. >> ma'am. ma'am! >> a woman got trapped after her car collided with a tanker truck in florida. well, both vehicles then burst into flames. a sheriff's deputy broke a window with his baton he tried to pull her out. when a second deputy arrived. both brayed the flames and -- braved the flames and were able to pull that woman to safety. it's 5:51 and the next time you have a bad day, remember this story. this big pile of rubble was a duplex near dallas, texas.
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down by mistake. workers were supposed to take down a home a block away. well, a woman who lived in the duplex says that she has received from the head of the demolition company only excuses. >> i was hoping for an apology. i'm sorry my company did this you know we'll make it better. but instead he's telling me how the insurance is going to handle it. and telling me that it's going to be -- a nasty fight. >> oh, miss diaz says her family had been out of the home december tornado. demolition supervisor apparently had the correct street. >> oh. i smell a lawsuit. new this morning, diners -- scattered to say the least when a man dropped a 13-foot python inside of a sushi restaurant. now the man got into some kind of argument with a worker and then stormed out of the los angeles restaurant while this happened sunday night.
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snake. threw it into the dining room. again. now -- out again. now luckily nobody was hurt. the man was ultimately arrested and that python was taken by animal control. officers. 5:53. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, leaks at a brand new subway station but the problem is no surprise.
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[sfx: bong] you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together. 48 out at the bus stop this morning. cooler, a cloudier day. i can't talk this morning. then yesterday. after school 56 degrees it will be breezy out there. especially along the immediate coast. 40s over eastern long island.
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west of new york city. so a pretty drastic temperature range across the area. but in general just a lot cooler than it was yesterday. we send it over to heather o'rourke right now with a look at the commute. i have the -- new jersey turnpike right behind me. just south of newark airport. you can see the turnpike is doing just fine. but this of course is in newark, we have an issue with newark but it's on other side of the airport. it's routes 1 and 9 southbound local lanes ramp to route 78. we have a downed tree. so if you are planning on heading on to routes 1 and # and you want to get on to 78 that's going to be an issue for you. our street cleaning rules are suspended today. lori? heather thank you. the head of the mta now says he cannot remember exactly when he learned about the leaking roof at the new hudson yard subway station. thomas pender great admits he was told about some of the problems years ago. as president of the transit authority. but the station still opened
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pouring in on rainy days. the builder yonkers contracting is expected to pay for the repairs. but it's only if repair fail to fix the problem. closing in now on 6:00 and just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, remembering the victims of the attacks in brussels. as the manhunt intensifies for another suspect who's been tied to the bombing. we will have a live report from brussels. >> ted cruz isn't short of targets lately. a shifting his attention from donald trump to mayor de blasio. >> and see why nypd officers made the wild discovery beneath its sleek design... is mold-breaking. its intelligent drive systems... paradigm-shifting. its technology-filled cabin...jaw-dropping. its performance...breathtaking. its self-parking...and self-braking...show-stopping. the all-new glc.
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good morning, it's 6:00. new information this hour on the terror investigation? brussels. -- in brussels. minutes ago authorities confirming that they are searching for a second suspect connected to the suicide bombings at the airport and subway station, the very latest in a live report from brussels coming up. the obama administration planning a major announcement today about international plot to hack into a dam in westchester county. and right now, pope francis is leading the world's catholics in a hoe hi thursday mass -- holy thursday mass at the vatican. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm rob nelson filling in today for ken rosato. it's thursday, march 24th. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. and meteorologist jeff smith in for bill evans. >> well, lori, rob a back door cold front moved on through overnight and that's chilled things off considerably. around new york city. you got 30s in the north and west and newburg and

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