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final leg home. >> i want to know they made it home safe. >> she was an angel. taking care of us. >> reporter: in olympia, lindsey cohen, komo news. >> very nice of them. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great day, everyone. this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato. bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 4:30. donald trump backtracks after saying that women should be punished if they have an abortion. we're live with new reaction from one of his biggest supporters, chris cristie. >> parents are on alert after a
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guard was accused of recording a teenage boy in the bathroom and posting that video online. >> plus, new video of the man accused of preying on and attacking elderly women in our area. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> like the saying goes, march is going out like a lamb, and rather warm. we're starting out rather warm for the last day of march. 50 degrees. 50 degrees. 45. newark is around 47. all these numbers way warm for this hour of the day and it only gets warmer today. we're looking at sunshine, a few clouds for afternoon, we'll hit 70 degrees. 15 degrees warmer than normal on this last day of march. april fool's day is tomorrow
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day, maybe a thunderstorm. we'll talk about that next. it's weather with heather every seven minutes. >> i have this problem, if you normally go to jfk airport, eastbound nassau expressway, we have an accident being cleared away. one train fast track. no trains, that will last until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all running on or close to schedule. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, back to you. welcome back. >> thank you very much. it is 4:32. republican presidential front runner, donald trump is on the defensive this morning after saying the women who get illegal abortions should be punished. backtracked. diana rocco is live in columbus circle with new reaction. good morning to you, diana. >> reporter: good morning, ken.
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today with those words, trump has officially declared a war on women. while he may be backtracking, it started a fire storm. >> do you believe punishment for abortion? >> the answer that is there has to be some form of punishment? >> yeah, some form. >> that i don't know. >> why not? >> you take positions on everything else. i do, it's a very complicated position. >> hillary clinton quickly condemned trump. >> what he said today is just among the most outrageous and dangerous statements that i've heard anybody running for president say in a really long time. >> and ted cruz also denounced the remarks. >> that comment was wrong and it really, it's the latest demonstration of how little donald has thought about any of the serious issues facing this country. >> three hours after his punishment remarks, trump saying the doctor performing
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be punished, not the woman. chris cristie defended trump. >> people misspeak all the time and you can't, but with him, everybody wants to make a bigger deal over it. i get it. >> so, those protests are planned for 4:00 today here in columbus circle. now, this is a point of interest that cruz leads trump by 10 points heading into the wisconsin primary. a win would give trump the votes he needs to secure the republican nomination. bernie sanders will be holding a rally in the south bronx tonight and clinton is fund raising in westchester. live in columbus circle this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> we're seeing the clear surveillance video yet as police search for a man targeting elderly women in brooklyn and queens. shows the suspect near the scene of the latest attack. this is on saturday.
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the face with a gun, breaking her nose. it was the fifth attack in the past two months. please call police. security guard on long island has been arrested for creepy crime in a boy's bathroom. eyewitness news reporter is live now in roosevelt with this story. darla. >> lori, that security guard was arrested right here on campus. police say when they arrive that the suspect had already deleted that video from snap chat or expired from that 24 hour window. the suspect still had that video saved on his this is a look at his mug shot. this is 24-year-old daniel williams. he has been charged with unlawful surveillance and endangering the well fair the welfare of a child. he followed add student into the bathroom and recorded video of him while that student was in a stall. they say he posted that video on snap chat. somebody told the school. the school then told police.
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spoke to the suspect's grandmother who said she didn't know anything about the arrest. now, the interim superintendent of roosevelt schools did release a written statement yesterday, which reads in part, the security guard is administratively reassigned to home with pay, meaning he is not to report to work and may not enter school grounds during the period of reassignment unless he receives written approval. the suspect is no longer in police custody. he was actually issued a desk appearance ticket and will be in court on april 11. but police want to know if there are anymore victims out there. go to our website at abc7ny.com. darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:36, police are now on the hunt for the driver who hit a teen and left him for dead in the bronx. news cop tear 7 was over the scene yesterday on east 165th. the driver hit and critically wounded a 17-year-old boy and
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the driver and another young man jumped out and ran away. the man accused of killing an mta bus driver will go before a judge. dominik due in court this morning. he is charged with the murder of bus driver, william pena in a february 2014 crash. wilby stole a delivery truck. pena's coworkers and family are expected to be at today's hearing. the newark school gave parents a chance to speak. elevated levels at 30 public schools earlier this month. christopher says retesting is underway at those sites. as well as testing at additional sites. some parents say they are frustrated. it took so long to get a testing protocall in place. >> it should have been a no brainer. they should have come to the schools. the health department should have come to the locations, come to the nurse's office, made it available for the
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they don't lose time. >> school superintendent also said that updating the old infrastructure won't be a quick fix. but, he has no timetable for it. >> time is 4:37. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> never. you're never more. here we go. looking down the east river. roosevelt island in the middle. far to the right. that is the fdr. and you're looking at the tallest residential building in the northern hemisphere. got a good visibility down to one world trade and beyond. here's how it looks. looking good with clear skies, 50 degrees. we're starting off way warm for this time of the morning and through the day today, it's going to average 15 degrees warmer than normal. eventually coming to us will be this rain. behind it will be some arctic air. today, enjoy. last day of march, beautiful weather.
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it's 52 degrees. 57 to 60 by lunchtime. 67 degrees just after lunch and 70 by 4:00. going to be a great day. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather has something going on. let's play guess the highway. >> you'll never guess this. okay, go,. >> that's the polasky highway. >> this is nassau expressway. how is that? this is right near jfk. you normally get on nassau expressway, this is an accident that is being cleared away. so, we'll pinpoint it on the maps. nassau expressway eastbound, the ramp to the northbound side of the van wick, that's where that accident is. one train's fast track, so there's no trains, that's until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are running on or close to schedule. coming inbound, the lower level is closed until 5:00 a.m.
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underneath the apartments, two lanes are closed. this is obviously because of construction. now we have a minor delay coming into the city, but something to think about with that construction at the george, the lincoln, and the holland. the lincoln tunnel is outbound 495 at the top of the hill where they have a couple lanes closed down. our street cleaning rules are in effect today. ken, lori, over to you. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a would be robber reached inside a restaurant's cash register, but his plan didn't work. what employees did to stop him from swiping any money. >> plus, one town's budget is in the thousands. the cost for cowboy hats that is rounding up a lot of outrage. >> and hear why the producers of hamilton are changing their tune after a controversial
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it's 4:42. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a gas line explosion that injured five people in new jersey. the blast happened as a crew tested a new gas line yesterday. workers are using pressurized off. the hole. that debris hit three contractors and two police officers. >> no gas explosion. this was built of pressurized the time. and that pressurized air, once it was released, it expelled construction hole. hurt. minor injuries. pse and g and osha are investigating.
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arrested in connection with a stabbing and robbery. charged with assault and robbery. he was riding in a cab last wednesday when he attacked its driver. he suffered a severed artery. he ran to a hospital, estrada stole his cab. he was hospitalized in critical condition, but is expected to recover. you don't get to see this very often, a bird's eye view of a tornado. this was over tulsa, oklahoma. a number of twisters that swept through northern oklahoma last night. there were reports of nine injuries. one person in critical condition. also some reports of at least one home being destroyed. tornadoes caused about 10,000 people to be without power. >> wow. it is 4:44. meteorologist, bill evans joining us with the accuweather forecast. >> it is that time of year where it is occurring throughout tornado alley and it's getting going now.
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a tranquil day, clear skies, it will be absolutely gorgeous and the numbers are mild. here we are looking at our little corner of the neighborhood. west 66th street, broadway, lincoln center, juliard. the winds are southwest at 6. gusting up to 17. that's going to be our wind for the day. the pressure is at 30 and that means fair weather. yesterday's high was 56. normal is 55. today, we'll be 15 degrees warmer than normal. we'll have a gorgeous sunrise coming up. it's 6:40. it's going to be nice. so today, we have a gusty wind, but it's a warmer wind. showers will show up tonight late and into friday morning and we'll have rain through friday. that's april fool's day. through the day into the afternoon. then we'll have above average april temperatures for today and tomorrow as we get into april. also looking at arctic air
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all right, here we go. 49 brookhaven. 47 east hampton out toward the twin forks and gardener's island up toward connecticut. the connecticut coast from saybrook to bridgeport and all the way toward norwalk. here's the wind today. with the water temperature here in the atlantic, these south facing shores are going to be cooler today in the numbers will warm up nicely with that southwest wind. off to our west is this area of rain with a cold front. traveling to detroit, chicago, cincinnati, down towards memphis, there's going to be some delays today. we'll have a nice warm day today. the temperature this morning by 8:00 is 51. and then by the time we head to the afternoon, we're looking at 68, 70, 71 degrees. really nice day today. then we're looking at a couple showers tonight after midnight. we get some rain for your
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maybe even a thunderstorm in the afternoon. look at this line by 5:00 tomorrow afternoon. temperatures in the low 70s with a shot at a shower and a thunderstorm. so, it's sun, clouds late, breezy warmer today. 50s on the south facing shore. cloudy, breezy, and mild. tomorrow, showers, maybe even a thunderstorm in the afternoon. it's windy and warm. 50 on the shores. 50s and 71 the high on april fools day. then the weekend shapes up to be downright cold by sunday. april comes in like a beast. we're looking at 45 as the high, but it will feel like 30s. there's a shot of a little wet in the northern suburbs. weather is looking a little better for monday and the yankees home opener, a shower toward the end of the ball game. >> within a week, we're from the 70s to the 40s, that's
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>> all right. [ laughter ] >> 15-yard penalty. let's check on that jersey. >> let's talk about this one train here. we have fast track repair going on. no trains because of that on going repair. that should be cleared away by 5:00 a.m. metro north, running on or close to schedule. we have nassau expressway to the northbound side. an accident cleared away. going to the george washington bridge heading inbound, the lower level is closed until 5:00 a.m. you also have construction at the lincoln and the holland, but that outbound side of the lincoln tunnel, 495 as you come up the helix, that construction is being put away. here's a look at the outbound helix as you come to the top. this is where the construction was, all gone, inbound side doing just fine and the bridge is closed until 5:00 a.m.
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show you how things look as you travel. you can see we have construction as you come up the northbound side, not causing any major problems and construction by the 70s. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> in connecticut, and we're getting our first look at a would be robber as he is chased from a restaurant. now this happened at a fried chicken store in bridge port saturday. man walks in, wearing a ski mask with what appears to be a gun. one worker backs off as the man gets a cash register open and another worker jumped over the counter. that man and a third employee chased the suspect away. no one was hurt. >> 4:49. the producers of the broadway hit hamilton are changing a controversial casting notice saying actors of all ethnicities are welcome to audition to the show. the casting called for nonwhite men and women who can sing and rap.
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wording is inconsistent with its policies. producers now say they are casting for roles for nonwhite characters, but saying all performers are encouraged to audition. >> the pentagon has announced a new way to honor troops fighting the islamic state. the department of defense unveiled the inherent resolve campaign medal. it is named after the antiisis -- in or near iraq or syria since june of 2014. 11,000 members of the armed forces already qualify for the medal. >> it's 4:50 right now. sheriff department in arkansas dropped quite the pretty penny on this addition. deputies will wear cowboy hats. it's a stylish new choice. listen to how expensive it is. $26,000 in taxpayer dollars. the sheriff says hats are a necessary part of law enforcement.
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we needed to purchase to complete the uniform. every agency, every law enforcement agency in the area has a hat. except us. now we have a hat. >> $26,000, get a baseball cap. the sheriff says not only does it protect the deputies from the sun, but it sets them apart from other agencies. the hats are optional, but part of the uniform for formal events. >> it is sharp. got to give them credit for that. 4:51. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, you can ride around like the pope and all you need is a quarter million dollars. details on the auction that ends today. >> plus, hundreds of city bikes are being pulled off the streets. details on the defect that is
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you're never more than 7 minutes away for weather and traffic. thank you very much for joining us. and here we go. we look down the beach, looking pretty good. a nice visibility, temperatures this morning starting out around 50 and 34 in morristown.
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these numbers are pretty warm. and we're going to be looking at a southwest wind today. we're looking at low humidities today and looking at a nice ride on the ferry with temperatures in the next seven hours, really increasing. we're looking at 54 by 9:00 and 62 to 65 by noontime today. we're going to have a lot of sunshine today. noontime we're getting up around 60. but later on today, 35 miles an hour. we're going to warm to 70 on this last day of march. march goes out like a lion, heather. april comes in like a beast. >> no kidding. >> you know, it's so embarrassing when you are walking around at 2:00 in the afternoon with your winter coat on because it was 40 degrees when you wake up. here's the fdr drive getting up into the 70s. you can see that the only left lane is getting by with that on going construction. we'll talk about our subway status.
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should be taken care of. metro north running on or close to schedule. the ramp to the northbound side, we were told it was cleared away, but it lacks like we have flashing lights out there. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 4:55. apple wants the fbi to tell all about how it broke into the iphone belonging to a dead terrorist. the successful hack put an end to the court battle over apple's refusal to unlock the phone. now apple wants the to reveal how the government broke in. >> three first graders are accused of plotting to poison another classmate. but some students spoke up and helped authorities bust the disturbing scheme. administrators at a school in alaska say the young girls plan to use a silicone gel packet, which they believed were poisonous. the students overheard them plotting.
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a special day for two new members of the fdny who capped their graduation day with a romantic surprise. ems graduate shane and morales both proposed to their fiances. both women said yes. posted special moments on twitter and instagram. >> it is 4:57 and you have just a few hours left if you want to bid on the charity auction for the fiat that was used by pope francis. >> the online auction closes at 3:00 this afternoon. and the price on the website, charity buzz, has topped a quarter million dollars. that's more than ten times the asking price for new fiat 500. the winner will get the car and proof that it was used by the pope. the archdiocese and the secret service will provide written verification. >> it is 4:57 and just ahead on
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new developments overnight in a casino controversy. the new deal that will keep slot machines out. >> also a fight over flight. what the faa is telling residents about a new flight path.
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this is new york's number one news. channel 7 guy witness 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato. and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. secret surveillance, a school guard accused of taking video of a student and posting it on social media. >> he is trained as a mixed
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how he put his skills to use. >> out like a lamb. the last day of march will bring us sun, clouds, and warm breezes. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> it is thursday, march 31. and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's bill evans with your exclusive accuweather forecast. >> 15 degrees warmer than march. it's 51 degrees right now. 47 around armonk and 51 at kingston. our normal overnight low is 40 in the city. 30 to the north. but you see those wind profiles. southerly wind will make it warm. southerly to a southwest wind. the south facing shores will be cooler. 68 to 70 degrees later on today. march goes out like a lamb, april comes in rather nasty.
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it's weather with heather every seven minutes. >> absolutely nothing, new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, subways, they are all doing just fine, if that's the way you normally commute. now nassau expressway eastbound, the ramp to the northbound side of the van wick, an accident cleared away. i'm seeing something here on the area of the van wick service road near 133rd street, it's not closed, but activity. inbound lower level has been reopened. so you have a minor delay at the george washington bridge, lincoln, and holland. the outbound side of the lincoln tunnel. 495 as you come up the helix, we have construction there. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. it's 5:02. a high school security guard is now under arrest. police say he secretly recorded a student in a bathroom and posted that video on social media. authorities say the secret
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roosevelt high school in nassau county. eyewitness news reporter is there now with the story. good morning, darla. >> good morning, ken. this has been extremely embarrassing for that 16-year- old student. the secret surveillance video. the security guard has been suspended with pay. that security guard has been identified as 24-year-old daniel williamings. he followed that 16-year-old student into a bathroom and then snap chatted a video of him while he was inside of the stall. that was on tuesday. they say on wednesday, police came here to the school and charged williams with unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child. now williams has been given a desk appearance ticket and will be in court on april 11. while this investigation is on going. williams cannot return to the school. >> he was able to video tape the student in the stall using the facility. after that, he posted it on snap chat. the school was alerted of this
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school. once they found out, they called the police, detectives came and they were able to view the snap chat. >> now, the school district released a statement that reads in part that they are profoundly concerned about the safety and security of their students and they are fully cooperating with investigators. but the big thing at this point, police want to know if there are any other victims out there. so you can look at that mug shot on our website, abc7ny. take a look at daniel williams to see if there are any other secret surveillance video. channel 7 eyewitness news. darla, thank you. 5:04, a man who makes his living with his fist shows his heart as he saves people trapped inside a burning home. mixed martial arts fighter rescued at least six people from a fire in patterson. he used training to kick down two doors.
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mother and two young children. the second, he rescued a man who was fast asleep. >> i kicked the door for the room and i found two beds. one to the left, one to the right with a man in his underwear and told him, fire, fire. >> he ran, he took people out, he ran back in. he was like a firefighter. >> he says experience has changed his life and he now wants to devote himself to >> wow. it's 5:05 now. brooklyn police are trying to catch a pair of prolific burglars. the two men pulled off nine burglaries since february. the burglars targeted homes throughout the williamsburg, green point neighborhoods. police say the suspects break into they have stolen credit cards to a lexus. a police dog sniffed dogs, but no drugs were found, so cops took him to the hospital where
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bags of heroin from his body. 41-year-old, fernando has pleaded not guilty to charges including heroin possession and trafficking. he was pulled over for a traffic violation in vermont tuesday leading to that astonishing discovery. new this morning, new york state's new budget will include a special deal to end the dispute over putting a slot machine casino in nassau county. nassau will transfer to aquaduct racetrack. nasa will collect money. annual payments after that will be $25 million adjusted for inflation. the faa is ignoring police from officials in six towns to delay the rollout of a new flight path into the airport. the officials got an faa briefing at the airport. six month test of the new flight path will begin monday, even though the officials got
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input into the new plan. it will send more jet traffic along a corridor that roughly follows route 17 from mawa to rochelle park. >> inspect them for a defective park. the newer fleet of bikes has a part wearing down faster than expected. the questionable bikes will be returned to service after they pass inspection. city bike says that may take a few weeks. >> 5:07, you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> well, let's take a look outside, as we look south from our camera here at times square. and we can see all the way down to one world trade. a really pretty morning with clear skies and a southwest wind that will warm us up really nicely later on today. our temperature is 51 degrees.
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has been some of the gusts. we'll have a gusty wind again today, but that wind will be a warm one out of the southwest. unless you're on the south shore of long island or connecticut. in chicago, eastern great lakes, south and west, there's this front that comes in starting late tonight. today, enjoy. last day of march really going to be nice with a temperature at 63 at noon. 67 at 2:00. 70 by 4:00. 15 degrees warmer than normal. after school, it will be around 70 degrees. what great weather for baseball and soccer. we'll talk more about son-in- law arctic air in the forecast. i just made heather very upset. >> yeah, i don't know what that was about. let's check this out. this is the fdr driver as you go on the northbound side through the 90s. you can see only the left lane is getting by. it's not causing a major delay. but something to think about. and then we have police
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this is in queens. we'll go over to our maps. i'll explain where this is. it's near 133rd street. nassau expressway, that part of it has been cleared away. that earlier accident. so this looks like it's police activity. maybe somebody is getting pulled over. subway services running on or close to schedule. you have new jersey transit long island railroad doing just fine and the george washington bridge inbound lower level has been reopened. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead, first donald trump said women get abortions should face a penalty and then he clarified. find out how the other candidates are reacting to trump's comments in a live report at 5:30. >> also ahead, was it wasn't a
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time is 5:11. welcome back. authorities release a video of a video of a man he thought was armed. what the cop thought was a knife was really a barbecue fork. getting down on his knees before being shot and wounded outside his parent's home in fort worth, texas, last summer. officer courtney johnson said his gun accidentally went off. he was indicted on aggravated assault charges. a former cheerleader, an honor student pled guilty to a federal terrorism charge for joining or trying to join isis. prosecutors say jaelynn young converted to islam while studying at mississippi state university and was drawn to isis in part by its online videos. she even convinced her fiance to join her.
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the couple was arrested last summer before boarding a flight. she faces up to 20 years in prison. time is 5:12. this is a medical first. surgeons have successfully transplanted organs from an hiv positive donor to an hiv positive recipient. doctors at johns hopkins performed transplants on two patients harvesting a liver and kidney. it's a long awaited new option for patients with the aids virus whose organs are failing. organ harvesting was banned. it is 5:13. first of all, welcome back. >> thank you. it's nice to be back. i missed you all. >> let's join mr. evans now with a look at the accuweather forecast. >> welcome back. i give you this live picture. >> awe. >> my gift to you. the empire state building. we look down to one world trade. a pretty morning here. beautiful weather. here's another look.
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a 23-mile visibility here. so we're looking at a pretty morning here and all things are dry and kind of tranquil k kind of calm here on the beautiful upper west side of manhattan as we look over toward the subway stop, joule yard and lincoln up center at the corner of west 66th street. come on by, we're open 24 hours a day. the humidity dry, the winds are southwest at 6 and the pressure is right at 3009, which is our mark of fair weather on the barometer is 30.00. so, anything above that, i call it extra credit. high number 56. normal is 55. back in '98, that was a warm year. it was 82 back then on this day. 48 from north fork. 47 and 51. numbers way warmer this hour of the day. should be around 40 in the five burros. you see we have this south to southwest wind, which will make the south facing shores cooler
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inland numbers will get to 70. this front back out here to our west is what comes with us tomorrow. you'll see our future cast. by the time we get to the afternoon, we're looking at 68 to 70. here comes a couple sprinkles tonight, closer towards midnight. look at the overnight low, 62. tomorrow, we start the day at 62. a little cooler on the south facing shores and rain all day. and maybe even a passing thunderstorm tomorrow as we are in the low 70s tomorrow 6789 . here comes that rain. i want to show you what happens as we go into friday. the model is showing that line of rain. here is tomorrow evening at 5:00. that line of rain. look at saturday, passing by to our south is some rain. early on saturday. but as we go into the next saturday, we get sunshine. maybe a passing sprinkle, but then look at saturday night, the model is showing this up around midnight. we'll keep an eye on that and see what happens for the weekend.
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colder. cloudy late today. a few clouds. breezy, 70, south facing shores in the upper 50s. breezy and mild with spotty shower. windy and warm, still upper 50s south shores, 71 inland tomorrow with the thunderstorm possible. and then we clear out on saturday. like we say, a close call with the system to the south, maybe a sprinkle or wet snow flake to the north and sunday is just a beast of a day. i mean, that's a dumpster fire if you ask me. just not good. that's a cold -- it will feel like the 30s on sunday. but it warms back up. next week still, you know, a chilly week. we'll warm up by the end of the week. >> you have a wet snow flake, don't you? >> he has everything. >> that's off to the north in the higher elevation. up above i-84, but still there's that possibility.
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>> well, that is true. >> what? >> thank you, heather. let's go right over here. that's all i needed to say. van wick service road near 133rd street, we have that police activity. it's north of jfk. subway services running on or close to schedule. new jersey railroad, on or close, and no major problems at our hudson river crossings. here's a look at the new jersey turnpike in front of newark airport. traffic is doing just fine. should be a great day to fly in and out of the area. no major problems, let's go over to our web cams and talk about what is going on. actually, this is the fdr drive as you go on the northbound side. only the left lane is getting by. that's because of construction. and then a look at the staten island expressway. no major problems there. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead, survival story.
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it's 5:20. veteran theater and television actor has died. noble died earlier this week at connecticut hospital after he had a stroke. he started his acting career on
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several popular tv shows. he is best known for his role in the 1980 sitcom. noble continued his acting career in connecticut where he was an active member of the theater workshop. james noble is 94. >> time is 5:20. a massive sink hole is forcing people out of their homes in one florida community. the 60-foot wide hole opened up yesterday along the gulf coast. more than a dozen people quickly grabbed whatever they could and headed to the park's clubhouse. the road have been lost in the 5-foot deep hole. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. let's go back to meteorologist bill evans. >> we take a look outside and well, we'll show you our beautiful touch screen this morning and here's what's happening. we have a morning where we'll start out with skies that are clear and a beautiful view from our vantage point atop the building at asberry park. we have wind gusts out of the
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with a southwest wind going out, you know, it's going to be very nice land breeze today. that will feel very comfortable. looking at 51 in the park. 56 newark. southwest wind will make the south facing shores cooler. but we'll be looking a at nice ride on the ferries across the harbor. goimg to going to be a nice ride. >> we'll talk about the van wick expressway near 133rd street. we have police activity there. not causing any major issues. new jersey transit, long island railroad, they are all doing just fine. here's a look at route 3. no major problems as you travel along route 3. the turnpike is doing just fine. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. fizzing out, americans try to
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>> japan indexes, both fell a fraction on wall street. the dow jones starts 83 points higher. s and p starts off 9 points higher. right now, futures are pointing to a lower open. >> aircraft maker boeing is cutting thousands of jobs. >> abc has this morning's business headlines. >> good morning, more jobs in the private sector. >> the payroll company adp says u.s. companies added 200,000 jobs. >> the government's march jobs report is out tomorrow. a new report says consumption of soda is at its lowest level in 30 years. >> industry experts say there are a lot more options now. coke and pepsi have not been hurt. >> chipotle may be expanding into burgers. >> the company may add another
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shop house, southeast asian cuisine and pizza local as well as its buritto restaurants. >> have a great day. >> 5:26. coming up in our next half hour, the battle for new york, democratic candidates, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are both set to rally in new york today. >> plus, special tributes to david bowie. and meteorologist bill
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and march is going out like a lamb. but april, that's a whole new story. >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm lori stokes. it is thursday, march 31. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> we're going to start the day with temperatures way warmer than normal. as we look across central park. the temperature is way warm. we're looking at 51 degrees to start your day. clear skyings, southwest wind at 6. well, it's 52 at tom's river. long branch, the meters are still asleep there and at bell mar. 43 around bridge port, connecticut. south facing shores in the up 50s. april comes in like a beast and we're going to talk about that next. it's all going to be rather
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weather then heather every seven minutes. guess the highway, folks, don't try this at home. i got this. >> go. >> that's the white stone bridge. >> no. how could you guess the white stone bridge from that? >> well, that's what it looks like to me? >> trained professional weather man. here's the bqe. bqe as you come on to the northbound side. here's the brooklyn bridge. you got the bridge part of it right. so bqe a little bit slow as you come into the brooklyn bridge and this is because of that overnight construction they do on a daily basis and subway service is running on or close to schedule. metro north, doing just fine. hudson river crossings, you do have minor delays. look at the new jersey turnpike extension. which is doing just fine as you go eastbound on the newark bay extension on the turnpike. in major problems going on to the bridge. let's go all the way out to suffolk county and look at the
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and long island. i'm going to do weather here. it looks like fog on here. am i right about that, bill? here's the parkway right near crooked hill road. some foggy conditions. pho major issues as you travel through long island and here is another look at what is going parkway. >> but there's fog at the white stone bridge. >> we'll check that out next time. in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. it's 5:31 and the road to the white house runs through new york. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be campaigning here in the city today. but once again, it's donald trump who is grabbing headlines over controversial comments he made, then retracted about abortion. eyewitness news reporter, diana rocco is in columbus circle with the latest for us. diana. >> good morning, lori, protests will be planned here later today from groups who say donald trump has officially declared a war on women after
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women should be punished if they obtain illegal abortions. while he is backtracking this morning, those words are drawing heavy fire. >> you believe in punishment for abortion? yes, or no. >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment? >> for the woman? >> that i don't know. i don't know. >> you take positions on everything else. >> it's a very complicated position. >> hillary clinton condemned trump. >> what he said today is just among the most outrageous and dangerous statements that i've heard anybody running for president say in a really long time. >> and ted cruz also denounced the remarks. >> that comment was wrong and it really, it's the latest demonstration of how little donald has thought about any of the serious issues facing this country. >> three hours after his punishment remarks, trump backtracked saying the doctor
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would have to be punished, not the woman. chris cristie defended trump. >> people misspeak all the time. you can't, but with him, everybody wants to make a bigger deal over it. i get it. there's a lot of hostility. >> protests are planned to start here at 4:00 this afternoon. meanwhile, cruz is leading donald trump in new polls heading into the wisconsin primary. cruz win in wisconsin would block donald trump from the delegates he needs to secure the nomination before the convention. now, bernie sanders is also in town today. he will hold a rally in the south bronx and clinton is fund raising in westchester. we're live in columbus circle this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. up next for both parties, wisconsin in the primary there. that is tuesday, april 5. you'll want to stay with eyewitness news and abc news throughout the presidential election.
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the man accused of killing an mta bus driver while behind the wheel of a stolen truck will go before a judge. dominik willby is charged with the murder of william pena in a february 2014 crash. police say that willby stole a delivery truck before crashing into pena's truck. a bus rather. pena's coworkers and family are expected to be at today's hearing. and for the first time this morning, we're seeing the clear surveillance video yet as police search for a man targeting elderly women. new vid crow shows the suspect near the scene of the latest attack this past saturday. police say he hit an 84-year- old woman in the face with a gun, breaking her nose. it is the fifth attack and the past two months, if you recognize this man, call police. well, today the man accused
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while behind the wheel will go before a judge. dominik willby is expected in court today, as we mentioned, he's charged with the murder of william pena in a february 2014 crash, and willby stole a truck in manhattan. pena's family is expected at that hearing today. >> after a car jumped a curb and hit them in the bronx. this happened last night. when the driver swerved to avoid a parked car and went on to the sidewalk. four people were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. the driver remained at the scene and was issued a summons for failure to yield to pedestrians. also in the bronx, a teenager was seriously hurt after he was struck by a hit- and-run driver. on east 165th street. police said the 17-year-old boy was hit by a car. the car then plowed into the back of a semi truck. the driver of the car and a passenger jumped out and ran off.
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5:35, a family from the bronx is desperate for information about a loved one who hasn't been seen since last week. 34-year-old javier was last seen friday night on noble avenue. he was wearing black jeans, a black t-shirt, his family understandably is consumed with worry. his brother is urging anyone with information to call police. even the smallest thing that you think may not matter, just call the proper authorities. let us know. let somebody know, because we need javier back and we miss him dearly. we just want him back. >> he has several tattoos on his arms, including some that are very distinct. an ink and warrior on his upper left arm. a rose, and an arm breaking through a grave. police have made arrests in the stabbing and the robbery of a cab driver. pedro estrada is charged with assault and robbery.
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cab last wednesday when he attacked his driver, rosa. severing an artery. when emparo ran to the hospital, his cab was stolen. he was hospitalized. he's expected to recover. worries over lead in school water took center stage in newark. elevated levels of 30 public schools earlier this month. newark school superintendent said retesting is jury underway as well as testing as additional sites. fixing the infrastructure isn't going to be a quick fix. happening today at some of the biggest names are in new york to pay tribute to rock star david bowie. the concert, which features mumford and sons will be available to stream on skype for a charitable donation. bowie died in january. he was 69. another concert is being held
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music hall. it is 5:37. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> well, we take a look from our camera. look at south, you see the empire state building and in the distance, that's the bridge connecting brooklyn to beautiful staten island. and way in the distance is sandy hook new jersey. we have a great visibility, clear skies, southwest wind, 5th avenue, 51 degrees. normally we would be at 40 this hour of the day. so, with the southwest wind, it warms up the land, really nice, however, the south facing shores will be cooler today into the upper 50s with that right on the south basin shore. rain to our west. the ohio valley, that comes to us tomorrow. we're looking at 55 by 9:00. at noontime, 63. 67 at 2:00. and 70 behind 4:00. 15 degrees warmer than mor normal.
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berries are back and together there have been one child who was trumped for a few days. the local authorities apprehended him. it's 52 this morning, by afternoon, we are at 70 degrees. you'll be cleaning erasers after school, ken. >> again. >> yes. bill. what is this? >> okay. i got this. i got this. that's port authority bus terminal. >> that's funny. i got this. >> how about the white stone bridge. >> it's the white stone bridge. mention the white stone bridge. it looks like we have a little bit of fog. but not nearly as bad as it is as you go through suffolk county. we have lots of volume as you come inbound and then look at what's happening on the l.i.e. and you can see traffic is doing just fine, but south of here, as we go to our maps, i
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right near bay shore road, a serious fire. we have some lane closures there and then the bqe as you go northbound. getting up into the brooklyn bridge. the bqe northeast getting into the brooklyn bridge. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news, an explosive situation in new jersey. authorities are trying to figure out what triggered the gas line blast that injuried several construction workers and police officers.
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well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah part of the complete breakfast time is 5:42. three contractors are recovering from injuries they suffered in a gas line explosion in new jersey. that blast happened as a crew tested a new gas line yesterday. the workers were using pressurized air.
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when a temporary cap blew off, sending debris flying out of the hole. debris that ended up hitting those victims. one worker was seriously hurt. the others suffered minor injuries. >> well, this is the view of something very scary weather over the state of oklahoma. it's a bird's eye look at a tornado that hit tulsa. a number of twisters hit the area last night and on the ground, there are reports of at least nine injuries. one person is said to be in critical condition. there are also reports of at least one home being destroyed. tornadoes caused about 10,000 people to lose power. it is 5:43. meteorologist bill evans is joining us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> behind me, ladies and gentlemen, is one beautiful building. the chrysler building this morning. brought to you by dodge chrysler. today, as we look across roosevelt island over to queens, out to long island. we have great visibility.
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the park. there's 5th avenue. that's the sheep meadow. oh, what could be going on there today? could it be the annual first mow of the sheep meadow? no, not a member of the three stooges, the first mow. that will be me at noon today with the first mow. the first mow again will be at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 with lee goldberg as we'll be kicking offspring by mowing the lawn. here's what is going on. 51 degrees. humidity 61%. really dry, southwest wind 6 to 12 miles per hour and the pressure has been steady. a normal high of 55. we're going to be at 70. sun is up at 6:40. gusty winds, but it's a warmer southwest wind. we'll have rain into friday, april fools day wet, but then we'll have temperatures in the 70s on friday. but, arctic air arrives on sunday. 51 in kingston. that's way warm.
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around west orange. we see the wind profiles out of the south and southwest. so a southwest with southerly wind makes it cooler here on the south facing shore of long island because the atlantic waters and long island sound are at 45 degrees. much cooler. to our west is the front to the rain, we're talking about showers will be out ahead of that tonight and we'll be looking at rain for tomorrow. by 9:00, we're at 54. this afternoon we'll be around 68, 70 degrees. way warm, and then tonight, some of these sprinkles come in. the temperatures are in the low 60s. but tomorrow, we start the day in the low 60s with rain. we're up to around the model is showing 73 and a thunderstorm by 5:00 tomorrow afternoon. so, let's mow the lawn today, shall we? kid does at the bus stop, jackets, sweater, that sort of thing. i give it an a plus. 70 degrees. 15 degrees warmer than normal. it is a beauty with that breeze
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spotty shower tonight, very mild, 71 again tomorrow. 58 around the south facing shores. windy warm, maybe a thunderstorm tomorrow. then saturday, we have a cooler day. 61, still above normal. there might be a passing shower and it's likely on sunday between saturday night and sunday there will be wet snow to the north and a sprinkle around and a chilly day. yankees home opener is on monday. i believe the opening day pitcher for the yankees. he will be ready to go after his arm surgery. it will be a which chilly day. dress warmly. 1:05 first pitch. >> that's exciting. >> yes, it's great. >> i hope they have a great season. >> you know somebody that used to mow the lawn? >> heather? >> oh yeah, that doesn't surprise me. what hasn't she done? >> my dad wanted to instill values for my sister and i. she never had to mow the lawn, it's
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she is five years old, somehow she got out of that. >> i'm not going to tell that story on air. and if he's watching right now, he's probably dying laughing. here is is the southern state parkway right near deer park avenue. you do not have any problems here, but let's go over to our maps and talk about what is going on deer park avenue south near bay shore road. a very serious fire going on there. northbound side, not closed down that we know of, but we're going to keep our eye on that. subway services running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, they are running on or close to schedule. here's a look at the bridge, so this is a queens leg. no major problems to report coming into queens or going up into the bronx or manhattan. it's a good ride there. and a minor delay at hudson river crossings. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news.
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grade students suspended over a plot to poison one of their classmates. >> also, a midair scare. sky divers collide.
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time is 5:50. welcome back. happening today, a strike at kennedy airport by hundreds of cabin cleaners. the strike targets jet blue's subcontractors. their workers raised safety and health concerns and they pointed a manpower shortages that kept them from completing security checks. there are similar walkouts at nine other major hubs. >> authorities in alaska say
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poison a classmate. a plot that was hatched by three first graders. administrators at the school in anchorage say the young girls used to use gel packets which they believed were poisonous. another student told a teacher. three girls were suspended, but they will not face criminal charges. 5:51. this morning we're hearing from the man who survived a midair collision while sky diving. he caught the whole thing on camera. take a look at this video from 14,000 feet over tampa, florida. shows the effect of the impact. you can see sebastian spinning out of control. that's when his reserve chute deployed and he crashed on to a busy road. >> memory is lying on the ground in pain and i'm very thankful for the person who reacted as quickly as they did
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they saved my life. >> wow. he broke several bones, he is paralyzed from prosecute waist down. that may be temporary. he plans to sky dive again. a grandmother is becoming an internet sensation for heavy lifting. check this out. her neighbor, shirley webb, she's a weight lifting champ. bless her heart. in november, the 78-year-old set a state record for her age group when she dead lifted 237- pounds at a competition. just two years ago, she could barely walk a flight of stairs. now she is inspiring people twice her age. >> strong, that's great. it is 5:52. still ahead on eyewitness news. mailman delivering a package handcuffed by nypd. the confrontation caught on camera. we have new details about the plain clothed officers who made the arrest.
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you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. i'm meteorologist, bill evans, and happy thursday for you. it's 5:55. five minutes before 6:00. got a great visibility down the jersey shore. the beautiful jersey shore. and this morning we have temperatures of 51 in the park. southwest wind here is going to make it feel warm and great today. except for the south facing shores, it will be in the upper 50s. so we're looking at sunshine today, next seven hours are warming up to the mid 60s by afternoon. we're going to be hitting 70 degrees. but it's that wind out of the southwest. gusting to 35 that will really warm things up in the inland areas. all right, she can bench press a bus. here's heather o'rourke looking at the commute this morning. >> a little toy one. >> exactly. let's talk about this. this is the grand central parkway in front of laguardia
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the grand central is doing just fine. no major issues at the airport this morning. then we'll take a look at this. we have mass transit times, long island river, metro north, they are all doing just fine. subway service is running on or close to schedule. we saw this problem as you go on to deer park avenue south near bay shore road. a very serious fire. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. four members of the nypd involved in the arrest of a postal worker have been reassigned. incident caught on camera. glenn gray received a summons for disorderly conduct after shouting at the driver of what turned out to be an unmarked police car. nypd is reviewing the case, why the officers were in plain clothes instead of in uniform. >> new video shows a rare encounter between a woman and panther.
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this panther was spotted on a nature walk at a sanctuary in napels, florida. florida panthers are shy and usually avoid people. this one not very shy. wow. >> that's fast. >> yeah, that it is. >> yikes. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we're live on long island where a high school security guard is accuse of recording a teenager in a bathroom and posting it on snap chat. this morning, police are urging parents to speak with their children. >> also, do you see what's wrong with this $100 bill? led to the arrests of two people in nassau county. >> plus, spring-like weather today.
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channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato. heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. >> good morning, it's 6:00 and a man trusted to keep students safe at a long island high school is facing serious charges this morning accused of recording a student in the bathroom. we're live at the school. >> workers are on strike at kennedy and newark airport. we're going to tell you if it will impact air traffic. >> and massive tornado moves through oklahoma. we'll show you what damage was left behind. >> and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us today is thursday. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans. >> we're working toward dawn and it will be gorgeous. a beautiful sunrise is headed your way. thank you very much for joining us.

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