Skip to main content

tv   Eyewitness News This Morning  ABC  April 1, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EDT

4:30 am
now, go vote for my friend, hillary clinton and make america great again. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was pretty good. >> very good. best of both worlds there. april fools and donald trump. >> absolutely and thank you for that carameled onion you gave me earlier. >> you're so, so welcome. payback to reena. >> that's what's mak developing at 4:30, a man shot several times in new jersey. this morning we're learning new details about the person who was shot. a woman said she was slashed in the face in lower manhattan. she even told police that her
4:31 am
but this morning new details that turn this case upside down. results are back from a new round of blood testing in newark an more schools may be contaminated. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. great news. it is friday. bad news? we're going to get fooled all day long, it's april 1st. you're never more than seven minute aways from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> happy friday, everybody. grab your rain gear, there's going to be a couple of rain showers, this afternoon no foolin', there could be a couple of thunderstorms around. your temperature 66 degrees right now. temperature might drop just a little bit, but not much. 59 at whitestone. you see cambria heights 52, 54 at bridgeport. that southwest wind makes it a little cooler there on the south-facing shores. but check this out at the south- facing shores. heather was just making me aware of this. look down toward jfk, the visibility.30 mile with that southwest wind coming off the waters there, the atlantic which is about 46 degrees,
4:32 am
morning. be aware of that. and then we have some showers that will be around today. more on the way for this afternoon. and temperatures this morning quite warm. weather then heather every seven minutes. you're going to be looking at that fog this morning or are you going to be looking at the subways? >>reporter: i'm going to look at both. >> oh. >>reporter: let's talk about the 1 trains, fast track going on, no service between 96th street and dikeman street until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. george washington bridge going outbound underneath the apartments heading tot lower level until 5:00 you'll find at least two lanes closed down. we also have construction at the lincoln and the holland, but only minor delays, no major issues there. and if you are going onto the southern state east 28a to 28 closed, construction on the l.i.e. let's show you the webcam, show you the fog. this is the l.i.e. right near motor parkway. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. 4:32. developing this morning, a police investigation is under
4:33 am
officers shot a man several times. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live in butler with the very latest details. darla. >>reporter: good morning, lori. this is still a very active investigation here in butler. i want to show you the investigators who are still on the street this morning, taking photographs. the scene is still blocked off at this hour, and there are lots of questions this morning. we do know that the morris county prosecutor's office is hanling this investigation. so i'm going to tell you what we know so far. we have video from last night from when the shooting happened around 7:30. what we know is that officers may have been responding to a call of a break-in, and that is when butler police responded to the scene. there were shots fired. a 23-year-old man was shot up to four times last night. he did survive. he was taken to st. joseph's hospital in paterson where he's receiving treatment for his injuries. but at this point that is all we know. again, investigators here at the scene live, you can see
4:34 am
they have a massive crime scene in terms of the perimeter and not being able to get close to it as they complete their investigation. the 23-year-old man shot here in butler by butler police we'll have much more coming up in the next half hour. reporting live in butler, darla news. >> darla, thank you. 4:34. we have new details now, the woman who toll police she was attacked in a random slashing admitted overnight that she slashed herself. it happened yesterday in lower manhattan. the 20-year-old woman called police, saying that a man grabbed her by the arm and slashed her across the face before calling her a terrorist and then taking off. police say that she made that whole story up. she's now at bellevue hospital undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. well, happening today, private funeral services will be held for two new york siblings killed in the brussels attacks. 29-year-old alexander pinczowski and his 26-year-old sister sascha will be buried netherlands. they were dutch citizens living in the u.s. they were headed back to new york city when one
4:35 am
airport in brussels. nypd actually warned police in europe about two of the brussels suicide bombers one week before the attacks. nypd's intelligence division provided information about khalid and ibraham el bakraoui to authorities. the dutch minister says the radical background was then discussed with belgian police, but belgium's federal police department denies information was passed on. new this morning, investigators are looking through the debris of an explosion in north jersey that cost a man part of his hand. it happened in dwuttenberg and police say that a man blew off several of his fingers last night inside an apartment on kennedy boulevard. police also say that they're still determining the cause of the blast, but they say it is not terror related. 4:35. an nypd lieutenant who was involved in the arrest of a postal worker in brooklyn has been stripped of his gun and badge.
4:36 am
17th. now, grays says the officer's unmarked car nearly hit him while he was working his route in crown heights. after words were exchanged, the plain-clothessed officers pulled him away and arrested him. the leunlt who was supervising the arrest has been placed on modified duty. the three other officers have been placed on uniform patrol. newly-released test results are revealing more elevated lead levels in the water in newark schools. the latest test focused on eight buildings in the district. out of 324 drinking water samples, 16 showed higher lead levels. tests were done on nontraditional buildings, including athletic facilities, charter schools and student centers this. is just the first phase of a new lead testing strategy in newark. it is 4:36. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> hey. here's our camera at 4 times square. we are looking south this morning, and we are going to be looking at a morning that's not bad, actually.
4:37 am
and clouds. sun is going to be up around 6:40. that's going to be nice. but we are also going to looking at some rain today. you'll need to take the umbrella with you today. there'll be some rain later on. there's a couple of showers around this morning. you see we have cloudy skies. we got a couple of sprinkles that are popping up and this very soupy air mass. but back to our west is the front itself. it's in western pennsylvania. it's down there toward western virginia and down toward western north carolina. all this slides eastward today and gives us a shower and maybe a thunderstorm later on this afternoon. temperatures are going to be warm. we're going to be looking at 57 and 60 degrees, and by afternoon we'll be around 70 again. parts of the area hit 73. but we will have some showers and a thunderstorm. be aware of that. plan around that for your evening commute or traveling in and out of the city this evening. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. that's heather. hey, let's play our game together this morning. >>reporter: name that highway. >> name that highway. that's broadway.
4:38 am
right near motor parkway. and this is just the fog. i wanted to show you what's going on as far as the fog here. so you'll want to use caution as you head out through long island this morning. now, let's take a look at our maps, and i want to tell you about this huge construction project that is starting. the pull as ki skyway will be closed 11:00 p.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday morning. they are preparing for a new construction pattern. the new construction pattern begins on monday. so you'll want to take a easy. you have to go with the newark bay extension of the turnpike or you can head onto alternate roadways to get around this pulaski skyway problem, truck routes 1 and 9. we're also looking at the 1 trains, fast tracks. no service between 96th street and dikeman street until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they're all doing just fine. george washington bridge going outbound, we do have construction, two lanes are closed down underneath the apartments heading to the lower level and that will be in place until 5:00 a.m. our street cleaning rules are
4:39 am
>> thank you very much, heather. it is 4:38. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a disturbing discovery on long island. a newborn baby found inside a bag. details on what led police to this gristly find. plus the cdc is getting ready to fine tune their response to the zika virus. how the agency is crafting an action plan to curb the spread of the disease. and astronaut scott kelly ready to hang up his space suit.
4:40 am
4:41 am
4:41. investigators are taking a closer look at a motel in midtown manhattan after a pane of glass fell from the big.
4:42 am
floor of the doubletree hotel and then crashed onto the sidewalk on 51st street between lexington and third avenues yesterday. one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 4:41. and federal charges have been filed against a man accused of pulling out a bb gun at a checkpoint outside the u.s. capitol. 66-year-old larry dawson was shot by a capitol guard monday afternoon and critically hurt after he drew the weapon. now, dawson was shot by police during the incident. he remains in the hospital. dawson was under an order to stay away from the area after an incident in october where police say that he disrupted a house session. the faa is trying to figure out what caused emergency slide to fall off a jumbo jet while the plane was in mid air. andrea self heard a loud bang right before her house shook. she walked out her front door to see this. the faa confirmed that it somehow dropped off an atlas air boeing 767 as it was on a
4:43 am
no one on the ground or on the plane was hurt. >> wow! pretty scary to see that coming to the ground. whoa! what is that? 4:42. meteorologist bill evans joins us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> always wanted a slip and slide, but not like that. >> exactly, no. here's what's going on this morning, we have skies that are cloudy as we look down toward the corner of fifth avenue and 59th street. well, we can see 432 park right here and the next building that is going up, i don't know if you noticed it right here, it's actually going to be taller than 432 park, and it will be done -- i think it's done by this time next year. so this is the tallest building in the western hemisphere for about nine more months. it's growing here in manhattan. here's what's going on this morning. we have skies that are cloudy. we have route 66 degrees. we have a humidity in the moderate range of 75%. southwest wind at 5, and look at that pressure, 29.75. now, the pressure can tell you everything you need to know about what's going on with the weather in that when it's blow 30.00, the atmosphere is
4:44 am
on the way, we got some wind on the way, we got a cold front coming our way because the barometer is dropping. high yesterday was 73 degrees. we'll hit that again today. 66 now at wrightstown and sayreville and 62 around toms river and 66 poughkeepsie. these numbers are way warm for this hour of the day. so it should be about 40 in the city to about 30 north and west, but that southerly wind is making it warm, but creating these problems with the visibility. so if you're traveling along the southern state, you're at fire island, your sunrise highway, montauk highway, you got issues here with this fog. it's the southwest wind that's warm coming over these 46- degree temperature waters of the atlantic. and so you got that dense fog that is going to be out here this morning. also we're going to be watching out for some winds today that will be gusting up ahead of this front around 35 miles an hour. so there's a high wind watch. you gotta be on the lookout for that. but the front itself will bring a shower and thunderstorm later on today.
4:45 am
by 8:00 we kind of drop to 60, but it's going to warm back up with sunny breaks. noontime 65. a couple of popup showers. and here comes right after school 70-degree temperatures. 72, but a popup thunderstorm in here. so after school today, there could be, you know, some lightning around, that sort of thing. so if you're out there on the soccer field, la crosse field, baseball field, you know, all that, there could be that popup shower. then look at saturday morning. it's much cooler to start the day and there could be a popup shower during the day on saturday. your accuweather forecast. sunny breaks, breezy and warm, showers and a thunderstorm, 73. breezy and mild tonight, couple of showers particularly early. we're at 54. and then saturday it's breezy and cooler, couple of showers tomorrow, we're at 59. look at sunday and your accuweather seven-day forecast. that'll have lori putting on three blankets during the show. [ laughter ] >> wow! that is chilly. >> yeah, 43 for the high.
4:46 am
but fortunately it's just for a day that it gets that cold. it'll be pretty good weather for the -- i don't know if i should say pretty good, the yankees' game starts off with sun and clouds. there's going to be a shower toward the end of the game, so be ready for that. >> tuesday into wednesday 28, that's just nuts. that's just winter. >> that is winter. >> yeah, gretchen our security guard was giving me a hard time. >> she can be tough. >> there's so many things we can say about gretchen. >> we won't. >> oh, my gosh >> she can be tough. >> okay. >> she won't let you in the door. >> she'll lock you out of the building. >> even though you're on the air. let's go to heather o'rourke and look at the morning commute. >> and the tv is right by where she is right now and she does that. >> i was calling you. where were you? gretchen, i was on the air, but i was calling you. >>reporter: i just want to point out since the tv is on where she is, i didn't say a word. [ laughter ] >> chicken. >>reporter: 1 trains we have
4:47 am
between 96th street and dikeman street and that is until 5:00 a.m. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine. pulaski skyway weekend work, you want to be prepared for this. the entire pulaski skyway will shut down starting at 11:00 tonight until monday morning at 5:00 a.m. they're setting up the pulaski for a new construction project, so that project is going to start, the new pattern is going to start on monday morning. and i have to add a "g" to morning there. i just heard ken say more thankin'. we're also looking at the george washington bridge, underneath the apartments heading to the lower level until 5:00 a.m., you do have that construction going on. some construction at the lincoln, the holland, but you just have minor delays and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you >> happy good morning to you. all right. thank you very much, heather. 4:47. and the centers for disease control expects the zika virus to hit the united states much harder than its present state and they hope a one-day summit will prepare state and local
4:48 am
there are more than 150 travel- related cases already and zika is expected to spread here as the weather warms up and mosquitoes emerge. it's already spreading in the virgin islands and american samoa and the cdc says puerto rico could soon see hundreds of thousands the global nuclear summit convenedded by president obama in washington has a special session today on preventing isis and other extremists from obtaining nuclear material. more than 50 governments and international organizations are attending the two-day gathering. it comes just a week after isis terrorists in brussels set off bombs to kill dozens and wound more than 300. 4:48. an autopsy being performed on a newborn baby girl whose body was found in a bag on long island. police were called to the home on walnut street in glenhead yesterday morning. officers found a 20-year-old woman with severe bleeding which was later determined to be from childbirth. officers then returned to the home an first down the full- term baby in a bag on the back deck. no charges have been filed at this point.
4:49 am
and community leaders in this morning after the police officer charged teenager was given a new job by the city's police union. officer jason van dyke is now facing first-degree murder charges after being accused of shooting 17-year-old laqon mcdonald 16 times. and after being suspended from the force, a chicago police union hired him as a janitor. now people in the community are calling for the head of that union to resign. >> this is not the right message that you should be sending to chicago residents >> this is an in-your-face to the community in general, chicago, and particularly the african-american community. >> well, the head of the police union says this is not the first time that he's hired an officer who was suspended without pay. but many community activists say the decision to hire van dyke sets back any progress to improve community relations with chicago police. also 30 people are hospitalized in texas after
4:50 am
the bus was carrying a high school track team and the bus did not have seat belts. police say the bus' right tires left the road and when the driver overcorrected, the bus flipped repeatedly before coming to rest in an open field. 4:49. this is the last day on the job for nasa astronaut scott kelly. after two decades, he's decided to keep his feet on the ground, the new jersey native, i should say, sent out this tweet thanking the space agency for an incredible 20 years. kelly started out as a shuttle pilot. he spent a total 520 days in space which is an american record. he's still going to take part in the research of his last mission, that's a 340-day stay in orbit, you'll recall. nasa is studying the effects of space life on the human body. being that he's going to leave, do you do anything, vandalize one of the space vehicles? and what are they going to do, fire him? >> his character is far too fine for that. >> he's a great guy.
4:51 am
>> he's twin brother, both astronauts. 4:50. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, closing the digital divide, the new plan to make sure that more families get access to high speed internet. also ahead, governor cuomo's revealed a budget deal, many workers are about to get a
4:52 am
4:53 am
4:54 am
you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. here on eyewitness news -- here on eyewitness news this morning. here on eyewitness news this morning. no. here on eyewitness news this morning. thank you. i work alone, very alone. here we go. we're look ago the monmouth and ocean county here where there's a shower and a thunderstorm right down the garden state parkway. couple of showers are around this morning. so just be ready for that. take the umbrella with you this morning if you're about to head out the door. at some point during date you're going to run into a shower here across the area as we go into these morning hours. we're going to be looking at 63 by 5:00 a.m., and it'll cool down just a little bit, then it warms right back up. we'll be seeing a shower and a thunderstorm popping up later on this afternoon and it's going to be a bit on the breezy side with a warm southwest wind warming us up to 73.
4:55 am
every seven minutes. you notice how i was able to talk to the equipment -- >>reporter: i see that. >> and it responded appropriately. >>reporter: where is eyewitness news this morning? here. >> right there. >>reporter: let's talk about the pulaski skyway weekend work. entire roadway will be closed down both ways starting at around 11:00 p.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday. the new construction pattern will begin monday morning, so the entire pulaski skyway will be closed. your alternates, new jersey tyke, newark bay extension or you can head onto truck routes routes 1 and 9. this is a look at route 3 the bottom of your screen, western tolls in the western spur of the turnpike. you can see the turnpike right there. no major problems to report as you go through that spot. mass transit is doing just fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. good news for new york's tourism industry. a state parks, historic sites and campgrounds saw a 5% increase in attendance last year.
4:56 am
estimated 65.3 million visits were made. the boost in attendance was helped in part by the return of fireworks to jones beach after a five-year hiatus. the annual "i love my park day" cleanup effort is scheduled for may 7th. 4:55. and the federal government is working to provide internet access to all americans. the fcc voted yesterday in favor of expanding a program to allow low income americans to apply for government subsidized internet. the ability to use the internet is becoming an increasingly important part of modern life, used for finding jobs and going to school. the government says the lifeline program seeks to close the digital divide in providing internet access. well, all bets are now off for draft kings and fanduel when it comes to college athletes. the two daily fantasy sports sites are suspending all of their collegiate contests indefinitely. now, the move comes just a few days after both companies
4:57 am
new york. both sides say that college athletics are a relatively small part of their business. 4:56. it is final four weekend in men's college basketball and the best of the brac ets have arrived in houston. the surprise visitor of the group syracuse. the orange are the first number 10 seed to reach a final four. syracuse takes on atlantic coast conference rival north carolina in tomorrow night's second game. the first matchup will see villanova up against oklahoma. the winners play monday night for the national matchup -- or championship, i should say. you may not be able to live like a rock star, but you could vacation like one. >> yeah. it doesn't come cheap, though, david bowie's former vacation home on the caribbean island of mystique. you used to vacation there, lori, right? no. starting at $40,000 a week, the five bedroom property known as mandalay features an infinity pool, dining room.
4:58 am
more than two decades ago but still has many of its original features. >> stunning. >> gotta have that. closing in on 5:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new information after a woman said she was randomly slashed in lower manhattan.
4:59 am
we're coming (mailman) what are you guys doing? (receptionist) it-it gets boring between calls so i make phone music. (security guard) she has a gift. (receptionist) i'll bust out some sample beats for you. (mailman) why don't you try a new york lottery scratch-off game instead? it's fun. (receptionist) i'm incredible at this. (avo) take a break from the expected.
5:00 am
developing at 5:00 a.m., and police open fire on a man in new jersey after responding to reports of a break-in. we're live with what we know now about the suspect. new this morning, a mother holds her baby tight after the
5:01 am
a mall. the new video just in of the emotional reunion. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us. i'm ken rosato. today is friday, but it's also april fool's day. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we take a look at your starting temperature at this hour at 5:00 a.m. which is 67 degrees. that's up a degree from last hour. now, couple of things going on here. south-facing shores are going to be cooler. norwalk 53, 53 west hampton, 54 east hampton. we see those -- look at though inland numbers. look at poughkeepsie, 68 degrees. and we're looking at 57 white plains to 67 in the park. couple of things going on here this morning. with that wind you see that fog around jfk at the airport there, and at islip. so that means like macarthur airport, republic, all those could have an -- all of us could have an issue, sunrise highway, southern state, all of that could be a problem there, fire island. just be aware of that this morning.
5:02 am
that. high wind watch in effect from saturday night into sunday. we're going to talk about that. you need your umbrella because there's some showers, particularly a batch headed toward ocean county. and today we'll have off and on showers and maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon. heather, get ready to rumble. >>reporter: i already am rumbling. let's go. >> oh, really? >>reporter: you know what else is rumbling? the subways down the tracks. everything is running on or close to schedule. no major problem there is. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north, they are all doing just fine. now, huge project coming starting at 11:00 tonight, lasting until 5:00 a.m. on monday, the entire pulaski skyway will be closed down both directions. crews are going to be out there setting up for a new construction pattern which, again, will begin on monday morning. we're also looking at the outbound side of the george washington bridge. we had construction underneath the apartments, the construction has been cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 5:02. and we're following a developing story out of new
5:03 am
man several times. it happened on bellevue avenue in butler. eyewitness news reporter darla miles is live on the scene with the details on the suspect. darla, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. what we know about the suspect so far is that he is 23 years old. he was shot at least four times -- yeah, at least four times, and investigators are still here trying to piece together exactly what happened. we've actually seen them here in the middle of the street this morning. we've seen them collecting evidence and taking photographs. the shooting happened around 7:30 last night here on bellevue avenue in butler. police may have been responding to calls of a break-in. at some point police came to the scene, they responded, they encountered the suspects. shots were fired by an unknown number of officers. and this morning we're still trying to find out if this happened inside of the home or outside on the street here in bellevue. but here it is close to 12 hours almost after this incident, and all of bellevue
5:04 am
now, we know that the morris county prosecutor's office is handling this investigation, so we do expect to get more information as the day progresses. we know that the suspect was taken to st. joseph's hospital in paterson. at this hour his condition is unknown. reporting live in butler, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> darla, thank you. at 5:03, new this morning, a big aboutface by the woman who says she was slashed in lower manhattan. we learned overnight that the woman told police she cut herself. the 20-year-old woman initially told police that a man grabbed her by the arm and slashed her across the face. she had also said that her attacker had called her a terrorist. well, police are now saying she made the whole story up. she's now at bellevue hospital undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. a driver whose car was t- boned by police rushing to an injuries. bergen county prosecutor will release more information on the crash later today. the tragedy started with a police pursuit in paramus. a motorcyclist who fled a police stop there ended up
5:05 am
and as other police units headed to that scene, this one crashed head on into the side of a car driven by a 67-year- old man from hackensack. his name has not been released. >> there's traffic and plenty of it, and it's fast. even though there's a speed limit of 25, people do 40, 50, it's bad. this is not the first fatality on this road. >> and as for the motorcycle driver, he's being treated for his injuries at hackensack university medical center. his bail was set at $50,000. 5:05. stop what you're doing, take a look at this emotional video. this is wonderful to show you. a new video of the happy and tearfullenning to a child abduction case. this is the moment when 7-month- old asheer simmons was reunited with his family. see, the infant was taken yesterday from the king of prussia plaza mall. that's just outside philly. police say the alleged kidnapper walked up to the child's mother and asked if she could hold him. then she took off. well, asheer was found about
5:06 am
can you imagine the terror for this poor mom? the woman accused of taking him has not yet been identified, but police says she does not know the family. charges against her are now pending. thank goodness for a happy ending. turning to politics and the battle for new york is heating up, both democratic presidential campaigns have events planned for today >> yeah. hillary clinton is upstate, bernie sanders' campaign will host a roundtable discussion this morning and he's adding plenty of star power. >> eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live now in harlem with details. mallory. >>reporter: lori, ken, good morning. that's right. bernie sanders make ago prediction that he will take new york, hillary clinton, though, of course, remaining confident. one thing is for sure, new york is a prize to be won. take a look at this video. this was last night in the bronx. bernie sanders spent the evening calling for a revolution. his campaign against the establishment continues today. the sanders campaign will host a women's roundtable conversation at row house in harlem featuring actor rosario dawson.
5:07 am
this comes as a quinnpiac university poll has clinton leading 54% to 42%. >> if there is a large voter turnout, we will win, and if we win here in new york, we are going to make it to the white house. [ cheers and applause ] >> i have earned 9 million votes in this election. i have 1 million more votes than donald trump and i have 2 1/2 million more votes than bernie sanders. >>reporter: a lot of passion from both candidates right there. hillary clinton spent yesterday at a rally at sunni purchase reminding everyone she is still the frontrunner. today she'll be in syracuse for two events there, then clinton off to tenafly, new jersey for a fundraiser. now, the new york primary is,
5:08 am
247 delegates are on the line. live in harlem, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, mallory, thank you. republican frontrunner donald trump says that he's discussed unity with the republican national convention after coming under fire by his own party for his remarks about abortion. trump was in d.c. yesterday where he sat down with rnc chair reince priebus in a closed-door meeting. now, the break from the campaign trail came after trump's comments during a forum about punishing women for abortion. the rnc says that the meeting was scheduled before the controversy. >> it was a very good meeting, very good people, very -- actually, a terrific meeting, i think, and it's really a unity meeting. >> well, trump also took time in the nation's capital to meet with foreign policy experts where he says they discussed his refusal to rule out dropping nuclear bombs. today he'll announce the group of policy experts he's working with. time now 5:08.
5:09 am
minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we are looking from our camera times square south, and we can see all the way down to 1 world trade, staten island there in the distance. you can see the vij right smack dab in -- the gliej right smack dab in the middle of that picture. there's some clouds across the area. we'll have that today and some sunny breaks. the temperature this morning starting out at 67 degrees as we look from brooklyn over toward 1 world trade. we got a southerly wind at 7 to 20 miles an hour here. a couple of showers are creeping through toms river now, headed toward barnagut inlet, right there around little egg harbor. the front itself is back here in the western part of the state. that will come in this afternoon. can't rule out a gusty shower or thunderstorm after lunchtime today. temperatures will be around 67, 69 degrees. we'll get to around 73, parts of the afternoon warm and a southwest wind ahead of that front.
5:10 am
anna thunderstorm. kids, this morning, you know, you need an umbrella, but otherwise it's a mile morning. temperatures are in the 60s. after school it's 73. but just watch out for some lightning popping up around this afternoon with a shower and a thunderstorm. we'll talk about the weekend which is all over the place next in your accuweather forecast. there's some fog out across the south shore of long island, all over the place. >>reporter: this is true. it is all over the place. this is the l.i.e. right near patch awj holbrook road where you can see the foggy conditions there. let's talk about this webcam and talk about what's happening here on truck routes 1 and 9, very quiet right now. that's going to be your alternate to the pulaski skyway. so we'll head over to our maps. the pulaski skyway will completely close down at 11:00 tonight, stay closed until monday morning at 5:00 a.m. this is because crews are going to be out there preparing for a new construction project which begins monday morning. 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,
5:11 am
figure out why a man opened in virginia. we have the details on how the tragedy unfolded. plus several san francisco police officers are in hot water after sending derogatory text messages and e-mails. who those e-mails were aimed at and the consequences those cops fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online.
5:12 am
only fios can. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, the lowest taxes in decades, and new infrastructure for a new generation attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in rochester, with world-class botox. and in buffalo, where medicine meets the future. let us help grow your company's tomorrow -
5:13 am
5:13. and we're learning more about that shooting at a bus station in virginia. a virginia state trooper who was wounded has died. officials say that trooper chad dermyer was shot by a man he had spoken to briefly at a greyhound station in richmond yet. well, dermyer was taking part in a training exercise at the station.
5:14 am
binghampton university says one of two other people wounded in the shooting is a member of its women's track team. her injuries are not life threatening. 5:13. prosecutors say they've caught five more san francisco police officers who sent racist and homophobic text messages even as 14 other officers were under investigation for the same thing. the new round of text messages includes derogatory references to the city's shrinking black population, along with asians, lesbians, gays and transgender people. the san francisco police department is already under federal investigation after complaints of racial bias. >> the impact that it has is our ability to present evidence, our ability to prosecute cases and, frankly, now the possibility that we're going to have to dismiss cases. >> several hundred criminal cases are now under review for signs of police bias. there are reports this morning that north korea has fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast. south korea's defense ministry
5:15 am
details of the launch. it wob the latest in a series of weapons launches. the north uses the missile firings as a response to military exercises by the united states and south korea. it's 5 cl 14. meteorologist -- 5:14. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast >> hey, let's take a look outside. we shab looking at what's going to be -- we shall be looking at our camera towards the watch tower building, across the east river, right there, right now to 1 world trade. we got some clouds across the area burks we will have some breaks of sun. we got a temperature of 67. winds are south at 7, going to 20 and the pressure has been falling. so our high yesterday 73. normal is 56. so it was really warm yesterday. we're going to do it all over again today. so we're going to start off warm, but stormy this afternoon. a couple of showers around this morning, but there's a gusty thunderstorm or two in the offing after school during the evening commute. we'll clear out slowly on saturday, gets cool on saturday, but arctic cold on sunday.
5:16 am
63 around toms river. 68 in poughkeepsie at this hour. that's with this southerly to a southwest wind coming in at 20 miles an hour. that's sustained at islip and that's why we got some fog. that's warm air coming up over the cooler waters atlantic. it's actually cold, about 45 degrees. and so we're looking at half mile visibility in islip, .30 at jfk. today we're going to be watching out for some wind coming in this weekend. this is a high wind watch, but it's for saturday evening into sunday afternoon. that's because we'll have this arctic air pouring in here out of the north, going to make it very windy. that's saturday evening into sunday just to give you a heads up for your weekend. all right. we're looking at a couple of showers here around ocean county, sprinkle here around sussex county, so you see here even on the south shore of long island, a few showers here across the twin forks in sussex county. the front is back here and there will be cooler air in here and there's arctic air behind here where there's some snow this morning from international falls up toward lake superior. so this afternoon we get these clouds, we get a couple of
5:17 am
you notice not much going on. a few showers until after lunchtime, and then we get these thunderstorms starting to pop up this afternoon with breaks of sunshine, 73. tonight breezy, mild, 54, an early shower. tomorrow it's cooler, popup shower or two around, the instability of this cooler air, we're into the upper 50s. your accuweather seven-day forecast, it's windy and colder on sunday. overnight saturday into sunday there might even be a sprinkle or a wet snow shower, snowflake, something like that, just be -- why, thank you, lori. >> you're welcome. >> be aware of that as we -- now my game is totally messed up here >> i'm sorry. >> you distracted me. >> i'm sorry. >> well, we'll have sunshine on monday. probably pretty good weather starting out for the yankees' home opener at 1:00, it'll be sunny, 54, 55 degrees, could be a shower during the game at some point toward the end of the game. >> very good. [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry.
5:18 am
>> the things that happen. >> let's go to heather. >> she distracted me. >>reporter: let's take a look at our mass transit times. not distracting here, new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north all doing just fine. subway service is running on or close to schedule. now, keep in mind if you use the pulaski skyway, you want to listen to what i have to say. the entire roadway will be closed both ways between 11:00 tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday. the new construction pattern is beginning on monday morning. so what you can do is go onto truck routes 1 and 9 or up here to route 7. route 7 at this point both ways between charlotte circle and fishhouse road, emergency construction. one lane closed both ways, and our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you >> heather, thanks so much. 5:18. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a mississippi teenager survives after a tornado touched down and trapped him in a ditch. details on the rescue just ahead. disturbing new test results reveal the elevated
5:19 am
more newark school billings.
5:20 am
5:21 am
5:21, and we're seeing exclusive video this morning of a frightening car crash in the bronx. we first reported this on wednesday. surveillance video shows the car jump a curb in the fordham section and then plow into four people on a busy sidewalk. three of the victims ended up in the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.
5:22 am
cited for failure to yield to 5:21. this morning we're seeing the damage left behind by a tornado in mississippi. that tornado touched down near the alabama state line, trapping a teen in his truck as he tried to seek shelter. the 16-year-old says that he was forced off the road by the winds and was trapped in a ditch while the tornado kicked up power lines and debris all around him. fortunately rescuers were able to get to him. dozens of the homes in that area were damaged in the storm. 5:21. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. >> that's a big problem area for tornadoes, where i went to college is not very far from there, actually. here's what's going on this morning as we take a look at the radar. and it's important to show you a popup shower here around sparta, new jersey, couple of showers down the garden state parkway here when you get to monmouth and ocean county. we are going to be looking at a few of these showers getting heavier later on today. temperatures are warm, 67 in the park here. you go over toward newark it's 67 degrees. we're going to be looking at winds here out of the southwest.
5:23 am
wind, but that meter -- the wind direction arrow there is getting a coffee and a bagel. it's actually out of the south/southwest. so we are looking at what's going to be high humidities here. if you're taking the ferry over from staten island, a little wind here from the southwest will push you right on across. the ferry captains know how to handle that. they're good drivers. >>reporter: of course they are >> how's it going out there, heather? >>reporter: right behind me we have the sag to coast parkway. you can see how much fog is out on long island. so you definitely want to give yourself some extra time. use a lot of caution as you travel throughout this morning. and then here's a look at the l.i.e. so very foggy conditions. let's go over to our maps and we'll talk to you about this huge construction project starting at 11:00 tonight, lasting until monday morning at 5:00 a.m. the entire pulaski skyway will be closed down. there's a new construction project beginning on monday morning. you can use truck routes 1 and 9, you can always go to route 7. route 7 at this point is dealing with some emergency construction between the charlotte circle and fishhouse road. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. 5:23.
5:24 am
news this morning. tesla reveals its brand new car said to be more affordable. find out how much one of these will cost you. also ahead, beyonce's new formation.
5:25 am
5:26 am
5:27 am
on the money this morning, and asian markets took a dive overnight. >> japan's nikkei fell more than 3%. hong kong's hang seng lost more than 1%. stocks were mixed on wall street thrurs. thursday. the dow starts the day at 17,685. the all-important march jobs report due out today. right now futures are lower. 5:27. tesla unveils its newest car amid much fanfare >> abc's candace gibson and reena ninan have the details in this morning's business headlines. >>reporter: good morning. topping "america's money." good news for tesla. >> the company has more than 115,000 reservations for its new model 3, the all-electric car was unveiled last night >> it costs less than half of the other teslas, about $35,000, and owners could get up to $10,000 in rebates and credits. it'll be available, though, late next year.
5:28 am
as of today, you can no longer lock in a fare for 24 hours without putting any money down. >> the carrier says having a different policy than other airlines was causing confusion. >> i had no idea they did that. >> yeah. >> and beyonce launching a new sportswear line, delving into the so-called athleteleashure market. >> it's called ivy park, named after her daughter, blue ivy, of course. the adventure with a british, made the announcement dancing, swimming and working out in the new fashions. shall we get into formation? that's "america's money." well, it is a sloppy process and it's run later than ever for governor andrew cuomo but he has a budget deal. that's a good thing. on the first day of the new fiscal year it's been passed during the night in little bits and pieces. it totals $155.6 billion and it includes a $15 an hour minimum wage, a boost of 6 1/2 for schools and a middle class tax cut of more than $4 billion. governor cuomo says the new tax
5:29 am
that's the lowest rate in 70 years. 5:28. coming up in our next half jersey. investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of an explosion that left a man with a bad hand injury. also ahead, new information this morning on the fate of one of the officers involved in a controversial arrest of a postal worker brooklyn. meteorologist bill evans says grab the umbrella today, get ready for a blast of cold air later for the weekend. the exclusive accuweather wish your skin could bounce back like... ...it used to? neutrogena hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it... ...supple and hydrated... ...day... ...after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000 times its weight... ...in water. this refreshing water gel... plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin that bounces back. hydro boost... from neutrogena .
5:30 am
jane likes to mix things up. that's why she loves new light & fit greek non-fat yogurt mousse. so fluffy and airy it's her new 80 calorie obsession. light & fit feel free to enjoy. developing this morning in new jersey, police shot a man several times after a report break-in. we're live with what we know about the suspect. new information this morning of a random slashing in manhattan. what the woman told police overnight that turned this case upside down. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes.
5:31 am
it is friday, april 1st. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> well, we got temperatures really warm for these overnight hours. we should be at 40. we're at 67. so that lets you know it's going to be once again back into the 70s. we're looking at low- to mid- 50s on long island. going to be a little cooler there with the southwest wind. even poughkeepsie is up to 68. got some fog because of that southwest wind at jfk, jamaica bay, fire island and on out on long island. and we're looking at what's going to be some showers racing quickly across ocean county. that will head to suffolk county in the next hour. so a few showers today, 67 by noon. afternoon a thunderstorm could pop up, we'll be at 73 this afternoon. it's going to get much colder this weekend. we talk about that next. heather is looking at the commute. what do you have going on this morning? >>reporter: well, we have an overturned truck on 78, eastbound side right near exit 58. that is in newark. we also are dealing with a huge construction project starting tonight at 11:00 p.m., lasting until 5:00 a.m. on monday. crews are preparing for a new
5:32 am
supposed to start on monday morning. so the entire pulaski skyway will be closed down both directions 11:00 p.m. tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday morning. route 7 would be an alternate for you, however, route 7 both ways between charlotte circle and fishhouse road you have emergency construction. one lane is closed both ways. your other option would be to hop onto truck routes 1 and 9 and then follow that hor glontly with the pulaski skyway, so that's your other alternate. new jersey transit, long island railroad, metro north doing just fine and our subways are also running on or close to schedule. let's take a look at a webcam and show you the newark bay extension of the new jersey turnpike going eastbound into the newark bay bridge. pretty good ride for you there. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. at 5:32, developing this morning, police remain on the scene right now after a police- involved shooting in new jersey. that happened on bellevue avenue in butler. eyewitness news reporter darla miles live on the scene with the details on the suspect. darla.
5:33 am
you right now that it's unclear whether or not this shooting happened outside or inside of a home here on bellevue avenue, but outside this morning is where we have seen investigators taking photographs this morning, searching for evidence with their flashlights on the ground. this is what we know so far. there may have been a call for a break-in around 7:30 last night on bellevue avenue in butler. when the police arrived, they encountered a 23-year-old man. at some point the officers drew their weapons and fired off multiple shots, striking the suspect at least four times. his condition is unknown this morning, but we do know that he was taken to st. joseph's hospital in paterson to be treated for his injuries. now, the morris county prosecutor's office is handling this investigation, and we have been working to get more information about this shooting all morning long, and we're going to continue to bring you updates all morning long. reporting live in butler, darla miles, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, darla. 5:33. also new this morning, investigators looking through
5:34 am
north jersey that cost a man part of his hand. it happened in guttenberg. police say that a man blew off several of his fingers last night inside an apartment on kennedy boulevard. police are still determining the cause of the blast, but they say it is not terror related. also new this morning, and the woman who told police that she was attacked in a random slashing admitted overnight that she slashed herself. it happened yesterday in lower manhattan. the 20-year-old woman called police, saying that a man grabbed her by the arm and slashed her across the face before calling her a terrorist and taking off. police say that she made the whole story up and she's at bellevue hospital now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. 5 cloo 34. an nypd lieutenant who was involved in the arrest of a postal worker in brooklyn has been stripped of his gun and badge. see, part of the arrest of glenn grays was caught on video back on march 17th. grays says the officer's unmarked car nearly hit him while he was just working his route in crown heights. they exchanged some words and the plain-clothessed officers pulled him away and arrested him.
5:35 am
supervising the arrest has now been placed on modified duty. the three other officers involved have been placed on uniform patrol. private funeral services will be held for two new york attacks. 29-year-old alexander pinczowski and his 26-year-old sister sascha will be buried in the netherlands. they were dutch citizens who lived here in the u.s. they were heading back to new york city when one of the bombs went off at the airport in brussels. the nypd warned police in europe about two of the brussels suicide bombers a week before the attacks. the nypd's intelligence division provided information about khalid and ibrahim el bakraoui to dutch authorities. a dutch minister says the brothers' radical background was then discussed with belgium's police but the belling yam police department denies the information ever got passed onto them. disturbing test results have been released showing more elevated lead levels in the water in newark schools. initial tests done on eight billings in the district showed
5:36 am
the tests were done on nontraditional buildings, including athletic facilities, charter schools and student centers. now, this is just the first phase of a new lead testing strategy in newark. time is 5:35. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> right you are, ken, and right there we see some low clouds kind of coming around as we look from our camera there times square looking south. but we can see all the way down to staten island and all the way down to the verrazano bridge an down to sandy hook. from this camera we can see down the east river and we can see the power plant, 59th street, edward koch bridge down to 1 world trade. there'll be cloudy skies, breaks of sun too. it'll be warm. we'll have a southwest wind, and we got a warm 66 degrees in the overnight hours, 26 degrees warmer than normal. a couple of showers are cutting up across toms river right there on the border of monmouth and ocean county. a few sprinkles towards sussex county, headed towards orange and sullivan. front back here to the west. this comes in later today with a popup shower and a
5:37 am
so take the umbrella with you today. you know, you don't need the heavy rain coat or anything like that. it's going to be a warm day. we're looking at temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s this afternoon with a shower, popup shower or thunderstorm. so kiddos, at the bus stop, i think you're fine this morning in most spots. you might want the jacket or sweater in the suburbs, a little bit cooler. but by the afternoon you'll want the rain gear and watch out for some lightning. >> ut-oh. >> from her. >> that's right. >> she will knock your lights out. >>reporter: so true. >> weather then heather. how's it going? >>reporter: well, here's a look at routes 1 and 9 right by 78. we don't have any issues on 1 and 9 here, but we do have an issue on 78, and we will have a problem on 1 and 9. so let's go over to our maps. we'll talk to you about 78 first in the eastbound side, local lanes, right near exit 58 we have an overturned truck. we understand that the truck is carrying chicken, but we believe the chicken is frozen chicken, so now they're going to have to clean up that debris.
5:38 am
because that's a lot of money lost right there. we also have the pulaski skyway with weekend work starting at 11:00 tonight, lasting until 5:00 a.m. on monday. the entire pulaski skyway will be shut down. new construction project is beginning on monday morning, and then route srch both ways between charlotte circle and fish house road, emergency construction, one lane closed both ways. and we have mass transit doing fine, street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you >> thank you very much, heather. it's 5:38. still ahead a huge boat crashes into a pier. we have the new video of the moment of impact next. investigators also trying to figure out what caused the death of a newborn baby found in a bag outside a home on long island. also ahead, a new bill in new hampshire is on the table to put an end to so-called revenge porn. how advocates say it protects
5:39 am
5:40 am
5:41 am
check this video out. it's the moment a cruise boat slammed into a pier in san diego. now, the boat was carrying 144 people, seven were hurt, three people were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are not considered life threatening. the crash also caused heavy damage to the boat and the pier. investigators say a mechanical malfunction left the boat unable to stop. >> wow! it's 5:41. an autopsy being performed on a newborn baby girl found in a bag outside a home on long island. now, police were called to the home on walnut street in glen head yesterday. officers found a 20-year-old woman with severe bleeding which was later determined to be from childbirth. so officers then returned to the home and that's when they found the full-term baby in a bag on the deck in the back and the baby was unresponsive. no charges have been filed at this point. well, a man accused of pulling out a bb gun at a checkpoint outside the u.s. capitol earlier this week is now facing federal charges.
5:42 am
tennessee was shot by a capitol guard on monday afternoon an was critically hurt after he drew his weapon. well, dawson was under an order to stay away from the area after an incident back in october where police say that he disrumented a house session yelling he was a prophet of god. 5:41. lawmakers in new hampshire tried to put an end to revenge porn and its devastating effects. the bill would punish those who post private sexually-explicit images with the intention of harassing, threatening or coercing the person depicted. advocates say the bill is common sense protection against predators and one woman threatened by her ex-husband agrees. >> to this day i don't know where those images have ended up or whose hands they've gotten into. it's something that i have to live with everyday of my life. >> the person that has those images has control. and if they're use thag to maintain control to destroy somebody, this will take care of that. that will allow us to from happening. >> well, some on the committee questioned whether the bill might restrict first amendment
5:43 am
bill walk as fine line between protecting free speech and protecting victims. 5:42. let's check in now with meteorologist bill evans. >> well, here we go. we take a look this morning at the chrysler building, brought to you by chrysler jeep where today is any day, like everyday, you should get a new car. and we look all the way across the flushing bay. we got a good visibility all the way up to laguardia airport. here's our visibility from the george washington bridge right here on the fort lee, new jersey side, looking back over to the west side. a warm 66 degrees, 75% the humidity, the winds are south at 7, gusting up to 20. and we continue to see what's going to be temperatures way above normal. yesterday was 73. we'll get to that again. we might actually see a pretty decent sunrise. sunset around 7:21, there could be a shower and a thunderstorm. so we start off april warm today on this april fool's day, a morning shower, then gusty winds this afternoon with a thunderstorm. we clear out on saturday with a shower, but arctic air arrives on sunday.
5:44 am
this wean. i'll explain. 66, 68 degrees you see from sullivan and orange county up to poughkeepsie. 68 in poughkeepsie is the warm number. should be 40 here, should be 30 there. well, we got the southwest wind that's responsible for that. but also the southwest wind continues to push in fog here around jfk and out across the south shore of long island here around fire island and eastward. so we're going to be looking at what will be temperatures today that will be very warm. we also have a wind advisory in effect for saturday night, sunday as we were showing you. so, really, we're going to be looking at what's going to be a couple of showers this morning. the front is back here to the west, and with the front sliding eastward, we'll have these gusty thunderstorms popping up after lunchtime today. so you see a shower and a thunderstorm here with temperatures in the low 70s, but look at the south-facing shores by 4:00, 61 degrees here. that's that southwest wind. then the front pushes through tonight. but look at saturday. saturday is cooler. there could be a passing shower saturday in the afternoon a passing shower. and then look at sunday overnight.
5:45 am
so if you're traveling overnight saturday into sunday morning, this colder air pours in here for sunday. look at 5:00 a.m. temperatures, 40, and it's not going to get much warmer than that on sunday. so that's what we'll be looking at. watch out for these showers and thunderstorms popping up after school today. your accuweather forecast, sunny breaks, breezy and warm, a popup thunderstorm. breezy and mild tonight, 54. and we got a little cooler air tomorrow, couple of showers on saturday. temperature 59. not the prettiest of weans, and it's kind of gusty and keeled on sunday with -- cold ond sunday with a on overnight shower or a sprinkle and even some wet snow. then for yankees home opener, we start with some sunshine, and then we're going to be looking at, you know, temperatures right around 56, 54, 55 at game time. there might be a shower late in the day. and next week we're kind of up and down with the temperature. by the end of the week, we get back toward 60 degrees. well, this weekend you're looking for something to do because the weather is rather nasty, look at that fool.
5:46 am
>> beneath the sea show is this weekend at the meadowlands convention center. >> wow! >> and this is a diving trip i took to the cayman islands last year >> that doesn't look like the east river. >> what do you mean by that, ken? so we have -- a show, it's friday, saturday and sunday, but it's about travel, adventure, being under water or taking trips above the water, the convention center has all kinds of really neat stuff. seminars, the keufto family will be there. >> nice. >> yeah, jacques costeau's son >> i met him. >> his son will be there and they'll talk about diving and the earth is 77%, 78% water whomever you debate on that. there's a lot of stuff going down under there. but it's a wonderful show about nature and it's going on this weekend. and "the beneath the sea" people is a nonprofit organization. i'm hosting the film festival saturday night. come to the film festival. that's awesome. some really good stuff >> busy weekend ahead. >> yeah.
5:47 am
>>reporter: let's talk about this, this is 78, but this is 78 out in the summit area. you can see traffic is doing just fine. we'll go to our maps and tell you what's happening on 78 as you get a little bit closer to newark airport. in fact, almost on top of newark airport. 78 eastbound local lanes, the ramp to 58 overturned truck. we believe that truck is carrying chicken, could be frozen chicken. pulaski skyway will shut down beginning at 11:00 tonight until 5:00 a.m. on monday. new construction pattern begins monday morning. our street cleaning rules are nefnght. mass strit doing just fine. ken -- mass transit doing just fine. ken, lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a young boy is forced to delay cancer treatment for an aggressive brain tumor. coming up how red tape is holding up desperately needed assistance. transgender activists stepping up their calls for gender-neutral bathrooms.
5:48 am
5:49 am
fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price thisgood,
5:50 am
it is 5:49. and a young cancer patient's treatment hangs in the balance this morning because of red tape. 9-year-old sean mose of iowa has survived a brain tumor as a baby. well, he's now fighting another, though. sean has received care at minnesota's mayo clinic his entire life. and now iowa's medicaid won't cover his treatment because mayo is out of new york. sean's mother is heartbroken and frustrated. >> his endo krinnology, his sodium, all of that is too complex to just hand a file and say, okay, here's sean. you have all these worries and then to have another one of insurance thrown on it just doesn't seem right.
5:51 am
it will request an exception so sean can continue his care in minnesota. however, it has to wait until three private companies take over iowa's medicaid system today to file the paperwork. time is 5:50. transgender activists in north carolina taking the fight for gender-neutral bathrooms to local businesses. the governor signed a bill last week restricting bathroom options for transgender people. yesterday activists in asheville hit the streets looking for businesses to agree to add their ownend iser- neutral bathrooms. the group says it hopes to start a movement that will eventually lead to the state repealing the new law. >> absolutely 100% in personal support of what they're doing, the legislation. it's really disappointing and it makes me sad that that's what our state has chosen to do. >> an active -- and activists are not just working on the local level. another presented the governor with a petition signed yesterday by 100 ceos calling for a repeal of the law. some companies say they are reconsidering doing business in the state.
5:52 am
still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the 11-year-old entrepreneur turns her lemonade stand into a sweet deal with a huge grocery chain. the heartwarming story just ahead. and meteorologist bill
5:53 am
5:54 am
5:54. welcome back. houston is the center of the men's college basketball world as the final four gets under way this weekend. the surprise visitor of the group? syracuse. the orange the first number 10 seed to reach a final four. syracuse takes on atlantic coast conference rival north carolina in tomorrow night's second game. the first matchup will see villanova up against oklahoma. the winners play monday night for the national championship. 5:54. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. bill. >> and that winner will be from the city of brotherly love, villanova gonna win it. i have them in my bracket. here we go.
5:55 am
anyweigh, we got some showers here that will continue to pop up from the southwest to the northeast across. generally we'll be seeing that all day long, popup showers here and there all through the morning. temperatures really warm, 67, even around paramus to newark to elizabeth, new jersey. but look at the cooler temperatures here on long island and there's some fog here this morning too. so if you're taking the ferry over, well, we got the little southwest wind that will kind of propel you pretty quick and we got some moderate to high humidities here with that southerly wind coming up. southwest wind at 13 if you're taking the ferry around this morning. we'll have a nice day, kind of starting out with breaks of sun, but thunderstorms this afternoon. we'll talk about that next. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. problems on the l.i.e. >>reporter: that's right, this is l.i.e. right near casino boulevard. you can see those delays really starting to stack up. we'll go over to our maps. i can tell you the l.i.e. has an accident, right near woodhaven boulevard, exit 19, so you can see that delay coming out of the kew gardens interchange. we are also looking at the eastbound side of route 78, the local lanes ramping to fay, overturned truck.
5:56 am
carrying chicken. street cleaning rules in effect. mass transit doing just fine. ken, over to you >> thank you, heather all bets are off for draftkings and fanduel for college athletics. the two fantasy sports sites are suspending all their collegiate contests indefinitely. the move comes a few days after both companies agreed to stop taking bets in new york. it also takes place with final fours for college basketball coming up this weekend. both sites say college athletics are a relatively small part of their business. 5:56. an 11-year-old girl with a brain for business and a taste for lemonade is expanding her already-successful brand. makayla ulmer has already created quite the buzz with her be sweet let mennade, using honey to replace sugar in a recipe taught to her by her grandmother. well, she scored $60,000 on abc's "shark tank" and now her
5:57 am
will increase distribution, and she's done all of this with a 9:00 bedtime. >> i can do something really big in this world. >> our bigger mission is to educate families about learning how to save the bees. >> i love her. >> makayla took an interest in bees when she was just 4 years old after getting stung twice in one week. now her business will expand to more than 50 whole foods stores across the u.s. and she's done all of that before even starting the seventh grade. >> she should become millionaire. >> yeah. closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we are live on the scene of a police-involved shooting in new jersey as investigators work to piece together the moments leading up to the gunfire. also new video this morning showing the tearful
5:58 am
5:59 am
6:00 am
developing at 6:00 and police open fire on a man in new jersey, striking him several times. we're live on the scene with an update on the investigation. emotional new video overnight. the tearful reunion between a mother and her infant son who was abducted at a mall. where police caught the kidnapper. an we'll see some -- and we'll see some showers this morning. and get ready for a chilly change this weekend. good morning, i'm lori stokes >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is friday, april 1st. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. he's no april fool, bill evans with the accuweather forecast >> no, not just an april fool, but a june, july, august. let's take a look outside and show you what's going on.

101 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on