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basketball team and they really move the ball. >> reporter: still syracuse did have a surprising fan in the arena. breanna stewart, uconn star player actually grew up in syracuse watching syracuse basketball and said ending her college career facing her full circle. >> one interesting detail. >> she beat them. >> she beat them but, hey, these are people she looks up to. >> that's what's good morning. it's 4:30. and victories for the underdogs, bernie sanders and
set their sights on new york. we're live on long island as police prepare for huge crowds at a donald trump rally. a family is heartbroken after a teenaged girl was beaten to death right outside her brooklyn home. how community lears are responding this morning. lawyers for former nypd officer convicted of manslaughter are calling for a retrial this morning. they say a juror lied during selection. you're going to hear from that juror in a live report good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. welcome back to you, lori >> thank you. >> today a wednesday, april 6th. you're halfway there. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> well, this morning we have partly cloudy skies. we're going to be a little warmer today. it's going to feel a little better today. the reason being is that nasty wind we had yesterday has died down. so this morning we're going to start off your 4:30 half hour
bit warmer than this time yesterday. 23 armonk, 29 around norwalk, 30 yonkers, 25 islip and we're minus the wind. so i'm not even going to bother showing you a wind chill. not much of one today. by 10:00 it's 34. by afternoon we're going to get to 46. but, still, that's about 12 degrees cooler than normal. we should be around 58 for the high. but, hey, we warm up a little bit. we're going to talk about some heavy rains coming for tomorrow in your accuweather forecast next. heather has got a wall collapse on the west side highway. >>reporter: this is true. and it happened yesterday afternoon. it's the west side highway northbound side right near 125th street. it's a partial retaining wall collapse, so we do have emergency construction out there. crews have been working on this. you can see right over here where that right lane is closed down. yesterday they only had the left lane open, so that's going to be with us. hopefully the reverse commuters, you're not going to get caught in too much of a problem there. newark bay extension westbound side right near exit 14b, we had an earlier accident cleared away. mass transit not doing too badly.
rules in effect for today. ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. at 4:32, we begin with those big wins for bernie sanders and ted cruz in the wisconsin primary primaries, defeating the presidential frontrunners. now the focus shifts to new york and eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live in beth page ahead of a big rally for donald trump. goodto you, dray. >>reporter: good morning, ken. both bernie sanders and ted cruz consider last night's big wins as a major turning point for their campaigns. today ted cruz and donald trump will both be in new york for campaigning bids. one to declare victor, the other trying to take the sting out of defeat. >> the hard working men and women of wisconsin stood and campaigned tirelessly to make sure that tonight was a victory for every american. >>reporter: ted cruz says his victory in wisconsin is a turning point in the campaign. he smashed donald trump's campaign machine, winning
voters, evangelicals and even nonevangelicals. and it was a sweet win for bernie sanders. he's now won seven of the last eight races, and he beamed in wyoming where he's expected to win the caucus this coming saturday. >> in almost every instance national polls and in state polls, our margin over trump is wider than is secretary clinton. [ cheers ] >>reporter: but the math still favors hillary clinton with her lead in super delegates. she's increasingly focused on donald trump, attacking him yesterday on "the view." >> i just don't understand what he thinks is the role of somebody running for president. i don't think it is to scapegoat people, divide people. >>reporter: donald trump's chances of sealing the deal for the nomination before this summer's convention are increasingly slim. he's hired an expert on convention strategy and delegate handling, a sign the
changing. >> i think you're going to have a big, big turnout. >>reporter: today trump hopes to fill this beth page movie studio with at least 10,000 supporters. nassau county police say they're ready for any trouble from protesters or trump's faithful. now, both bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be campaigning in pennsylvania today. meanwhile, john kasich who seem ises to have been lost in the mix is back home in ohio. again, later on this evening, that big donald trump campaign event happening here in beth page at this movie studio here behind me, the time set for 7:00 this evening. we're live in beth page, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dray, thank you. and stay with eyewitness news for full coverage of the upcoming new york primaries. head to our website, abc7ny and click on politics. 4:35. and a call for action this morning after a 17-year-old girl beaten to death right
>> we as parents, we think we can protect our children at any given time. it's not like that. reality just hit me in the face, and it's not going to go away for some time now >> that is the father of the victim, tajae warner who was beaten to death in coney island over the weekend. one teenager was arrested, but community activist tony herbert says three others involved need to come forward. >> we don't want to give the impression that this is okay, that anybody can go around and stomp out and kill a -- our young sisters, our young queens >> she died after she was punched and fell, striking her head on the sidewalk. 18-year-old sarina gar ford was arrested on attempted murder and assault charges. more news at 4:36. lawyers for fired nypd officer peter leang is asking for a retrial this morning. he was convicted of manslaughter. now leang's lawyers say one juror lied during the selection process. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in downtown
diana. >>reporter: lori, good morning. peter leang's attorneys say this juror had a very good reason for bias and in their mistrial. however, the brooklyn d.a.'s office is not convinced this morning. nypd officer peter leang was convicted in manslaughter in year. leang faces 15 years of prison in his sentencing next month, but will likely get three months. when the juror asked if he knew anyone who committed a crime, vargus said no. it turns out, however, his biological father served jail time for an accidental shooting. this morning vargus tells eyewitness news he barely knew his father who is now deceased. >> i believe i answered truthfully because my father wasn't my father. he was the sperm donor, never raised me. i never lived with him. i have no knowledge of ever
>>reporter: in a statement to eyewitness news this morning, the brooklyn d.a.'s office says that peter fair trial and they will respond to this motion in court. we're live in downtown brooklyn this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, diana, thank you. and the man accused of steal ago flatbed truck, running over its owner and killing him faced a judge in brooklyn. cops say 24-year-old joshua cologne admitted to detectives that he stole philip delagratzi's truck, in hoping to find something of value to sell for drugs. while the 63-year-old was running after cologne, he fell and was hit by the truck. cologne was arraigned last night on several charges including murder and grand larceny. indictments have been handed down for three people accused of embezzling $7 dlf 50,000 from a nonprofit organization and queebs an an acid attack on its owner to cover up the crime.
speak when she arrived home. she was working at the healing arts initiative when a man stleu a chemical mixture at her that seriously burned her face and body. happening today, a first vote on whether those costumeed characters and painted topless women in times square should be designated to one area. the city's transportation committee votes on a new set of rules on pedestrian plazas throughout the city. that would include deciding where those costumed characters and painted women can operate. a full council will likely vote on the bill tomorrow. it's 4:39. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans has the accuweather forecast. >> this morning we look from our camera to start out right here at times square, looking south here. the costumed characters are crawling up the empire state building right now as we speak. and we're going to be looking at a good visibility all the way down to staten island. here's our camera on the roof,
south, 432 park, western hemisphere's largest, tallest residential building. 31 degrees right now. we're going to be look at a chilly start to your day, so dress warmly. but we're minus that brutal wind we had yesterday that gusted up to 30 miles an hour. here's some rain and it's coming for tomorrow with this front, maybe a thunderstorm. today is going to be a pretty good day. it's still going to be below our normal high. it's chilly this morning, dress warmly. by noon it's 41. we get to 46 this afternoon. normal high is 48, but it'll feel a little bit better today. tomorrow we're going to get to some normal temperatures, but we got rain and thunderstorms to talk about next. she has collapsed. >>reporter: no, not me >> no, she has collapsed. the wall on the west side highway. >>reporter: that's correct. well, it has not completely collapsed. it is a partial wall collapse west side highway as you go onto the northbound side right near 125th street. so you can see all of this activity here. yesterday only the left lane was getting by. i'm not sure exactly how many lanes are closed down in this spot, definitely the right lane, though. and thankfully not too many
the west side highway, but i'm sure that there will be some. so if you normally take the west side highway, keep in mind northbound right near 125th street emergency construction with that partial retaining wall collapse. 1 trains no service between 96th street and dikeman street. that is fast track repair. we also have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you so much, heather e. 4:40 right now. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new questions about the moments just before that deadly shooting rampage at the hands of an uber driver in michigan. were crucial warnings missed during 911 calls? and happening today on the steps of city hall, councilmembers will rally with members of the central park 5, calling for reforms to police procedures. their demands just ahead. caught on camera, a driver on the run from police loses control.
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4:43. and 911 calls are raising questions about the police reaction to february's massacre in kalamazoo, michigan. transcripts show there was an emergency call placed from suspect jason dalton's uber car just an hour before the first shooting. however, the caller was transferred twice because the city, township and the county all have separate emergency dispatchers. >> i'm going to transfer you to the city because that's where the accident actually occur. so hang on one second. >> i just want to be on the lookout. >> okay, thank you. i'll let them know. you're gonna have to do that, sir, not us. >> kalamazoo's police chief defended his department's actions, saying that officers were not going to go on a manhunt for an erratic driver. he also said that an alert was issued for dalton's vehicle. well, take a look at this police dash cam view of a high speed chase that ended with the
the driver was wanted for a traffic violation and took off because he was driving with a suspended license. oh, look at that. wow! this happened sunday outside kansas city, missouri. the officer quickly became a rescuer. the driver had no pulse and police had to perform cpr. the man's girlfriend said she is grateful the officer showed compassion. >> i just thank god that the officer just instantly switched up and changed his mind and he instantly just actually saved him. this is a man that needs help now. >> and it was a good thing. a nurse and her husband who were driving by also then stopped to help. the driver is now recovering in the hospital. he's also facing a number of charges, including driving with a revoked license. they can deal with that later, though. his life was save. that's more important. 4:45. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> well, this morning we have a pretty nice start to the day. we're going to be looking at, you know, clear skies, great visibility all the way down here to big alice the power
trade, an we can see past the swaryd koch 59th street bridge. here's a look from the beach, asbury park, looking all the way down. great visibility. you can see way down the jersey shore, down toward ocean county this morning. we are starting out with temperatures of 31 degrees. normal overnight low is about 41. so we're 10 off of that, and the humidity is dry, the wind is northeast at 3, the pressure falling. but look at that barometer, 30.38, still strong high pressure over us today, going to make for a nice day. yesterday's high was 43. normal 58. but the real feel all of yesterday, all day long was 30, and in the upper 20s with that cold wind. now, sun comes up at 6:31. we'll have a beautiful sunrise this morning. clear, calm and a cold start, high clouds. not as harsh this afternoon. near 60 tomorrow, but we got rain and maybe a thunderstorm in the afternoon. it's dry for the met's opener, but another shot of cold air is going to be coming for the weekend. 31 in northport now and
29 bridgeport, 26 white plains, 22 andover, 16 monticello. some chilly numbers in here. winds are light to calm, we're look at a 3, 5 mile per hour wind. however, we are still looking at a freeze warning until 10:00, and that's because of these cold temperatures. sky is clear, wind is calm, and so the temperatures have dropped off. here's the front that's coming for tomorrow. good old springtime cold front will bring us some showers and a thunderstorm. by 9:00 we're into the mid-30s, upper 20s north and west. by 4:00 we're here into the mid- 40s, 51 around trenton, 47 down the shore here. then here comes the temperatures tomorrow morning. 45 to 50 degrees, temperature rises overnight, rain starts around midday tomorrow. by the time we get to 3:00, some embedded thunderstorms in here, and maybe even at 8:00 tomorrow night a thunderstorm or two in here. then we dry out overnight and we'll have a little cooler air that will be coming in for friday. sun and clouds, not as cold today, we're at 46. mostly cloudy, breezy tonight,
from 43 up to 59 tomorrow. periods of rain starting midday. we get through the morning commute, and then we got some thunderstorms in the afternoon. here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. the weekend is chilly, that's right. we might actually have a little snow shower off to the north on saturday and a little rain shower around on saturday, but, you know, next week we turn the corner. it starts to warm back up. we hit 60 by tuesday of next week. >> that's not so bad >> not at all. i was in cleef, we had snow there, -- in cleveland, we had snow there, but that's no surprise. >> i think it snows in august in cleveland. >> it's just ridiculous. let's check in with heather. >>reporter: all right. so i can tell you that mass transit is doing just great. so we have good news as far as that's concerned. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit, they are all doing just fine. and then we're talking here about the 1 trains. this is fast track repair, so there is no service between 96th street and dyckman street and that should be cleared up by 5:00 a.m. we're also looking at the west
near 125th street we still have emergency construction ongoing, so this is a partial retaining wall collapse. that's what that problem is there. and then as you go to the outbound side of the george washington bridge, lower level, we had that construction. it was underneath the apartments, at least two lanes were close down. that construction has been -- closed down. that construction has been picked up and put away. then we have the lincoln and the holland with construction leftover, but not causing any major problems this. is route 3 at the bottom of your screen. here's the 16w tolls and the new jersey turnpike western spur. and they are all in very good shape. and we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. happening today and city councilmember vanessa gibson launches a campaign to reform police procedures. members of the central park 5 will stand with gibson today on the steps of city hall. the men were convicted in the 1989 rape of a jogger in central park and they spent from 6 to 13 years in prison before the real attacker confessed and his dna proved
with the attack. gibson says the legislature needs to ensure all police interrogations are fully recorded to help in false confessions and misidentifications. 4:49. a homeless man is recovering after nearly being crushed in a trash compactor. take a look at these pictures of the man being removed from the compactor from the boston suburb of brockton. the homeless man was sleeping inside a dumpster yid morning when a garbage -- yesterday morning when a garbage truck came by. they dumped the contents, including the man into the compactor. that's when the driver heard the man screaming. >> he was, like, sticking his head over the side. i was, like, oh, man. i asked if he was injured. he said i'm hurt. he was actually stuck, the blade and the body of the truck, his arm or hand was stuck in the side there so we couldn't just get out. >> oh, gosh. the driver says the only reason he heard the man's screams was his window happened to be open. it normally isn't. the man suffered an arm injury, but thankfully he is expected
4:50. a judge has ruled car maker porsche cannot be held responsible in the car wreck death of actor paul walker. walker and his friend roger rodis were killed in the crash in 2013. a federal judge ruled earlier this week that porsche did not contribute to their deaths. investigators say the "fast and furious" star was going more than 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone when he was killed. it's 4:51. an entrepreneur in d.c. is finding a way to get started in the legal pot business without even selling any marijuana. see, the capitol's newly-passed marijuana law allows people to buy and grow marijuana, but not sell it. so 25-year-old david uma is using his business to work within that framework. he owns high speed delivery, high in quotes, which delivers fresh juice with a free sample delivery. >> my goal is to figure out how to do it creatively within the law to make an impact.
gray framework to see who can creatively, like, facilitate that space, and not, like, be a harm or a threat to society >> so he's selling the juice, not the marijuana and gives away the marijuana. uma says he makes more than 100 deliveries a week. the free pot sample with each delivery is usually about 1/8 ounce. it is 4:51. an aerosmith concert in canada featured an extra band member after a chance meeting at a nearby store. anthony yerfito knew something was going on when he noticed a limbo outside a store in ontario. well, he was there running errands with his mother when he spotted someone who needed no introduction. steven tyler was there doing some shopping, and this aerosmith fan was not going to let this moment pass. >> i just stood there for a second, and i said steven tyler. he came around an came over to
>> well, he told tyler how much he wanted to see the 'smith ticket. that's when tyler gave him the rock star treatment, inviting him to the show. but it didn't stop there. he also invited the diehard fan on stage to live out his rock and roll dreams. >> how cool is that? >> very special. >> oh, man. 4:52. coming up on eyewitness news this morning, a big change could be coming to police why advocates say a new bill could determine whether moirnlts are treated differently by -- minorities are treated differently by police. plus ahead, wiel and aggressive turkeys terrorizing
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i was just telling bill there was a problem on the west side highway. northbound exit 142, they're in the process of getting that cleared away. we'll go over to our maps, talk about the west side highway northbound side, 125th street, emergency construction. it's a partial retaining wall collapse, so expect delays especially if you are a reverse commuter. even those coming southbound on the west side highway, you may want to take a peek at that and slowing down. that's called a rubbernecking delay, people won't appreciate that. 1 trains no service between dyckman street and 196th street. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. and new york state lawmakers are considering a new bill requiring police to follow statewide procedures for reporting data on daily arrests. the legislation includes documenting the race, age and gender of a suspect, including cases in which a person is killed while in custody. criminal justice advocates say that the bill would help the state determine whether minorities are treated differently by police. closing in on 5:00.
this morning, the family history of one juror could lead to a new trial for former nypd officer convicted of a deadly shooting of an unarmed man in brooklyn. we're live with a motion for a new trial from peter liang's lawyers. and we're keeping an eye on your morning commute with one more lane of the west side highway closed at 125th street due to a damaged retaining wall. and meteorologist bill evans has the exclusive accuweather forecast.
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man in brooklyn. why lawyers are focusing on one juror and his family history. new video police want you to see as they hunt for two men wanted for a brutal attack. and in the race for president, the candidates have their eyes on new york with the primary less than two weeks away. the big win in wisconsin last night that could change the dynamics of the race. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is wednesday, april 6th. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go, temperatures this morning as we get to 5:00 a.m., 31 degrees. so we're hanging right around that number. got a light to a calm wind. 32 around laguardia and 29 around jfk. 24 white plains. up to the north we got 12 in monticello, 19 sussex, 18 toms river. these are some real nice february numbers. but we're not in february. this afternoon we're a little warmer. we warm up to 46. normally we would hit 58.
getting to that tomorrow, but some rain and some thunderstorms too. it's weather then heather every seven minutes. with the west side. >>reporter: this is our biggest problem this morning so far, west side highway going onto the northbound side right near 125th street. we have emergency construction. there is a partial retaining wall collapse. we were telling you about that. subway service is also running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit, they are all doing just fine. we are also looking at the garden state parkway southbound side right near exit 142. that accident is clearing. it looks as though the accident is actually gone by now, but that was something that they were working on off on the shoulder. george washington bridge outbound lower level we had some construction cleared from underneath the apartments. we can take a look at a webcam and show you how things look as you travel onto the l.i.e. this is right near the grand central parkway. you can see that the traffic is moving just fine there. and then another look at the l.i.e., and this is out by searing town road. you can see traffic is doing just fine. we have our street cleaning
lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. it's 5:02. we are going to start with calls for a retrial from the lawyers for fired nypd officer peter liang. liang was convicted of manslaughter in the an unarmed man, but there are new questions now about a juror. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is live in downtown brooklyn with more for us. diana. >>reporter: lori, good morning. peter liang's attorneys say that this juror had a very good reason for bias and likely lied to get on the jury that convicted liang. that is why they are asking for a mistrial. this morning that juror in question is speaking to eyewitness news. >> i believe i answered truthfully. >>reporter: michael vargus says he didn't do anything wrong when he was questioned prior to serving on the jury that convicted former nypd officer peter liang. court documents show vargus was asked have you or anyone very close to you been accused of a crime? his answer, not that i know of.
talking about close family or yourself. vargus' response? no, no. however, vargus did not mention his now-deceased father had served time for an accidental shooting. the 62-year-old who was raised in orphanages says it never occurred to him. >> mr. vargus never raised me, he wasn't my father. in my mind, i don't have parents. >>reporter: liang's attorneys are also pointing at facebook posts they consider anti-police as a possible reason vargus would have wanted to be on the jury. >> that is insane. it makes me laugh because to tell you the truth, they failed their case. >>reporter: liang is facing 15 years in prison at his sentencing next week, but he will likely get six months of house arrest. now, the brooklyn d.a.'s office in a statement to eyewitness news says they believe he got a fair trial and they will respond to this motion in court. we're live in downtown brooklyn this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news.
new this morning, police are looking for two suspects in a brutal attack in the bronx. police released new video of the suspects in last month's attack in morris heights. one of the three suspects is accused of punching a 61-year- old man who was standing on the ground. police say the men continued to beat him, stole $17 from him, then took off. the victim was treated at a hospital. custody. well, the countdown to the is on. now less than two weeks away. >> and the two frontrunners suffered big losses in wisconsin last night. bernie sanders beat hillary clinton again and on the republican side ted cruz defeated donald trump. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now in beth page, nassau county where a trump today. dray. and ken. that big donald trump campaign rally will be held here at this beth page. trump is hoping to draw a crowd
meanwhile, ted cruz will also be campaigning in new york today. but let's talk about what happened last night. donald trump losing the wisconsin primary in a big way to ted cruz. cruz was able to win so easily, thanks to women, young voters and evangelicals. and cruz calls last night's win a major turning point for his campaign. >> tonight is a turning point. it is a rallying cry, it is a call from and women of wisconsin to the people of america. we have a choice, a real choice. [ cheers ] >>reporter: on the democratic side, bernie sanders walked away with a victory in wisconsin. polls suggested he would win, and he did very well last night. sanders has now won seven of the last eight races. now today both bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be campaigning in pennsylvania. on the republican side, john
as for this big campaign rally here in beth page, nassau county police say they are prepared to deal with both protesters and donald trump supporters to help keep the peace. we're live in beth page this eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. 5:06. call them dominant, record setting and just about every other superlaitive you can think of, just be sure to call the u-conn women's basketball team champions again. the huskies won their fourth straight title after hammering national championship game. they led the orange by double digits after the 1st quarter and cruised to a 31-point win. 31-point win. wow! they're now 11-11 in national championship games. winning streak. >> that's great. i mean, these are -- >> these are different women for the most part every year, coaching? >> phenomenal. >> so amazing. just so talented.
love with each other too. nice. >> so cohesive. it is 5:07. and you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans. bill. >> a look outside this morning, we have clear skies. got a great visibility from times square all the way down to the verrazano bridge, sandy hook, new jersey. sandy! here we go this morning, we're looking at least clear skies everywhere, hardly a cloud in the sky. and we're going to take a look from the asbury park camera southward here. looking really good. you know today we got just a very light wind. yesterday our camera was bouncing around here because we had that big old wind coming in out of the north. now we have 31 and a very light to a calm wind, clear skies here. so that too allows the temperature to drop off. back to our west there's this cold front. if you're traveling to chicago, you're going to have a little problem with some rain, a thunderstorm, probably some delays as well as in minneapolis. later in the day that will be detroit and cincinnati. now, about 10:00 we're about 37, noontime 41, 46 this afternoon.
yes, we're going to be below that, but it will feel a little bit better today. at the bus stop, kiddos, there will be the usual suspects -- >>reporter: yes. >> miss sassy has returned. >>reporter: uh-huh. >> sassy. >> really sassy in that outfit, but it's gotta warm up a little bit. 46 with sunshine after school today, kids, dress warmly. heather has all kinds of issues this morning. i know where that is. >>reporter: no, you don't. >> we like to play guess the camera. don't try this at home because i'm a professional. >>reporter: go ahead, what is it? >> that's the george washington bridge. >>reporter: no. this is the l.i.e. at nichols road. >> i knew that. >>reporter: very close. not at all. society l.i.e. at nichols road, you can see traffic is doing just fine. let's go over to our maps and we'll tell you what is not doing fine and that's the west side highway. it's on the northbound side right near 125th street, emergency construction. it's a partial retaining wall collapse. we've been talking about it since yesterday, actually. subway service is running on or close to schedule. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit,
let's talk about the connecticut turnpike. i-95 northbound exit 29 to 31, you do have that construction. two lanes are closed down. and then a look at the new jersey turnpike, and you can see traffic is doing fine, just right in front of newark airport. no major issues to report. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. of course you've been mentioning another commuter alert. expect delays on the west side highway this morning if you are headed toward the george washington bridge. one northbound lane remains closed at this hour at 125th street. and crews are checking the structural integrity of a retaining wall there, just to make sure that it will not collapse. two lanes of the west side highway were shut down during last month's rush hour, backing up traffic for miles. >> wow! it is 5:10. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new admissions over illegal drug use by former prosoccer player abby wambalk following her dui arrest. also the new obstacles in
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23r-6:12, welcome back. new information in the wake of the dui arrest of retired soccer star abby wambach. she tweeted saying my lawyer entered a not guilty plea on my behalf. this is standard procedure. i am owning this, nothing has changed. wambach who won a world cup last year with a national team was arrested saturday night in portland. court documents reveal the 35- year-old admitted to trying cocaine and marijuana in the past. portland police say it is standard procedure to ask about prior drug use during an arrest. 5:13. concern whether ferguson, missouri will be
michael brown police shooting. last night the city approved one of two tax increases designed to close its $3 million budget gap. ferguson officials say the deficit will keep them from paying for police diversity training and other changes called for in a settlement with the justice department. the city is now considering pay cuts for all employees. 5:13. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's look down the jersey shore. i just love this look from asbury park, all the way down. i mean, we can see all the way down here to point pleasant, new jersey. but it's a chilly morning. 31 degrees right now, and our high yesterday 43. normal is 58, and so it is a chilly morning. normal overnight low is 42. we're at 31. so we're still 10 degrees colder to stasht the day today. so we're going to be fighting for 40 today, but feeling like, you know, it's going to be a
teens you see out toward west hampton. west hampton always a chilly spot when the wind dies down, so it'll be tough getting into the 40s this afternoon, as we get to about 46. that will feel a little warmer. that cold northwest wind is gone here. but with a clear sky and a calm wind, danbury is at 20, so is poughkeepsie, so the temperature really drops off morning. so we got a calm to a light wind here. the park reporting a 6 mile per hour wind. i was just showing the -- just for grins, the wind chills this morning which is pretty close to the air temperature, maybe a degree or two cooler. but we start out chilly this morning, we got a freeze warning in effect. that's because of the low temperatures here. we have clear skies, calm wind, temperatures dropped off. back to our west, around lake michigan, lake superior here, you had the snow up in minneapolis at international falls. a mess here. so travel delays to minneapolis, you'll have travel delays to chicago today, and as this front slides eastward, this gets to us about midday tomorrow. so 9:00 this morning we're
34 in the park, 36 down the shore. 5:00 we're looking at about 45, 46 degrees. 49 around morristown and 51 towards trenton. then tomorrow we get a few sprinkles around, but notice the temperature rises overnight. tomorrow we start at 51. so this morning we're starting out at 31, tomorrow 51. and then by afternoon we'll be in the upper 50s to near 60. 60 toms river. here comes the front, and there's rain and some of that heavy by afternoon with maybe a thunderstorm. and then maybe another thunderstorm tomorrow night. but, still, we're in the mid- 50s tomorrow night at 8:00, and then the temperature will cool off a little bit as we go into friday. we'll probably be in the low 50s again. need your warm gear today, kiddos, at the bus stop. 46 degrees, sunshine, not as cold. i give it a "d" because it's too dang cold for today. but not as cold as yesterday, we're at 46. temperatures rising overnight. we're going to be looking at breezy, milder weather tomorrow. we get to our normal high. normal high is 58. we'll be at that tomorrow, but
starting around midday and a thunderstorm. here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. oh, by the way, there's a little baseball game in the area on friday, and so for the met's home opener, should be nice. it's just going to be chilly. you know, it'll be around 48 degrees at the met's home opener. and we're looking at a little wind coming off of flurning bay -- flushing bay, so you'll want to wear your warm mets gear friday. and it gets chilly this weekend. but i believe that's our last chilly weekend for a while. >> okay. >> we can always serve chili whenever we want. just sayin'. >> oh, my god. >> welcome back. >> i'm taking another day off. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >>reporter: oh, boy. okay. so west side highway as you go northbound side of 125th street, we still have that emergency activity, possible retaining wall collapse. you want to think about that, especially if you are a reverse commuter. subway service running on or
some police activity at the tappen zee bridge, and 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, coffee lovers, listen up. the worl's largest starbucks in the world and it's going to be right here in our own back yard. how this one really gets to be the heart of the coffee bean. he flew straight through the window, broke through the glass. we were showered in glass. >> man! wild turkeys are becoming a serious problem in one town in new jersey. some call tg a turkey invasion. just come to my town in new jersey and you'll see them.
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and running wild. the turkeys -- is that the turkey or a person? these turkeys clearly think they're at the top of the pecking order. they've been stopping traffic, pecking cars and reportedly attacking children and adults. a council meeting with state wildlife officials was held, but the birds are a protected species. why? there's so many of them. so officials admit it's a delicate issue. >> we're afraid to go out in the morning. first i check out of my window to see if the turkeys are around. >> we've seen the turkeys attack cars, blocking cars. >> he flew straight through the window, broke through the glass. we were showered in glass, and it landed on this table. >> wow! they're all over the place too, right? the council listened to the experts who say the turkeys typically act this way during mating season. >> oh. >> springtime. i know a lot of people that act that way during mating season. some suggested not to feed them, cover up any shiny
and make loud noises to scare them off. so teaneck may sound a little scary this week. they're all over. >> i didn't know anything scares them off. >> no. they'll come at you. >> yeah. so aggressive >> yeah. you folks in staten island know this, right, what is it father cappadono boulevard, you can't even drive down that street, there's hundreds of them. >> bergen county, they're everywhere, yes. all right. it is 5:22. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist mr. evans. >> i was over there, there was one yelling at me about the cold wind yesterday. [ laughter ] >> he had a baseball bat. i was, like, all right, put that down. calm down. here's what's happening here, we got a north wind at 11 out here in the harbor here. yesterday the wind was out of the north at 30 miles an hour. so it's a wee bit better out here this morning. chilly 46. if you're going back and forth here from bridgeport to port jeff here, we got a little light north wind, northeast hour. but it's chilly. you see the real feel rs in the
this afternoon. rain tomorrow, it'll be heavy by afternoon with a thunderstorm. we'll talk about that in next. weather then heather every seven minutes. what do you got going on out there? >>reporter: a lot of police activity tappen zee bridge going into rockland county. the police activity itself is on the westchester side of the span. we're also dealing with this issue and that is the l.i.e. going westbound right near exit 22, disabled vehicle. west side highway, especially if you are a reverse commuter. west side highway north 125th possible retaining wall collapse, so they're keeping their eye on that. subway service is running on or close to schedule. and long island railroad, new jersey transit, metro north doing just fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. it is 5:24. and there's a new commitment this morning from the nation's biggest food seller over its eggs. also ahead, the help coming to people concerned over
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date down 133 points at 17,603. nasdaq and s&p also finished lower. right now futures are pointing to a rebound at the opening bell. no deal, pfizer is ending its attempt to take over another drug company. >> abc's reena ninan and candace gibson have this morning's business headlines. >>reporter: good morning. topping "america's money," no deal for pfizer and aler gen. >> reports say the multi- billion dollar merger is off after criticism from the president, republicans and democrats >> pfizer would have been able to avoid u.s. taxes by acquiring the maker of botox and headquartering in ireland. wal-mart is offering cage- free eggs at all of its u.s. stores, a huge win for animal rights and stainability. the transition will be complete bid 2025, a timeline that matches recent commitments from other big groceriers. >> and apple is going green. the tech giant is ditching those familiar plastic bags you normally get when you buy any iphone or any other apple product. >> starting next friday, apple will transition to paper bags,
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for ted cruz and bernie sanders ahead of the new york primary. we're live with the push for votes across our area. and a common sight at baseball games could be coming to an end with a move today by mayor bill de blasio, smokeless tobacco, you know, the chewing stuff? will soon be a thing of the past at our nation's pastime. and we'll see a milder start to the day ahead of thunderstorms tomorrow >> good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it is wednesday, april 6th, and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, meteorologist bill evans. >> all right. we take a look at our corner of the world here at west 66th street and columbus avenue. and here we go. let's take a look. you know, you had one job, you had one job and that was to paint right there. you had one job. and you dumped the paint all the way into the intersection. you had one job and you failed. all right. here we go. we take a look. if your bus is coming in,
the bus stop, clear skies, 31 degrees, and we got a little northeast wind at 3. hey, good good morning! >> good morning. >> oh, man, sleepy, sleepy commuters this morning. 20 around kingston and poughkeepsie, 27 norwalk. we're looking at 24 islip, 18 around lakehurst, so a chilly morning out there. a freeze warning until 10:00, so dress warmly. noontime temperature 41, we get to 46 this afternoon with a little southeast wind. every seven minutes. how's it going out there, >>reporter: unfortunately we still have this police activity on the tap uniglee bridge. it's heading into rockland, but it's on the westchester side of the tappen zee bridge, so be aware of that. we also have a disabled vehicle clearing on the l.i.e. it's on the westbound side. it's right near exit 22, and then, of course, as you go northbound on the west side highway, right near 125th street, emergency activity. it's a possible retaining wall collapse. subway service is running on or close to schedule, metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit all doing just fine.
parking rules are in effect. ken, over to you. you. the at 5:32, bernie sanders and ted cruz coming off big wins in wisconsin this morning. their victories taking some of the wind out of the sails of the presidential frontrunners. >> and now the focus shifts to eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now in beth page where donald trump will hold a big rally later today. >>reporter: well, good morning, lori and ken. you know, ted cruz and bernie sanders went into yesterday's wisconsin primary with a lot of momentum behind them, and polls suggesting they would win, and that's exactly what happened. today both ted cruz and his so- called arch nemesis donald trump will be holding campaign events and rallies right here in new york. one man the victor, the other trying to take the sting out of defeat. >> the hard working men and women of wisconsin stood and campaigned tirelessly to make sure that tonight was a victory for every american. [ cheers and applause ]
victory in wisconsin is a turning point in the campaign. he smashed donald trump's campaign machine, winning support from women, young voters, evangelicals and even nonevangelicals. >>reporter: and it was a sweet win for bernie sanders. he beamed in wyoming where he's expected to win the caucus this coming saturday. >> in almost every instance in national polls and in state polls, our trump is wider than is secretary clinton. [ cheers ] >>reporter: but the math still favors hillary clinton with her lead in super delegates. she's increasingly focused on donald trump, attacking him yesterday on "the view." >> i just don't understand what he thinks is the role of somebody running for president. i don't think it is to scapegoat people, divide people. >>reporter: donald trump's chances of sealing the deal for
summer's convention are increasingly slim. he's hired an expert on convention strategy and delegate handling, a sign the campaign's end game is changing. >> i think you're going to have a big, big turnout. >>reporter: today trump hopes to fill this bethpage movie studio with at least 10,000 supporters. nassau county police say they're ready for any trouble from protesters or trump's faithful. and today both bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be campaigning in pennsylvania. john kasich on the republican side will be back in his home state of ohio. now, as for that trump rally, again, it will be held at this movie studio here behind me. there is already security on the premises. they're expecting a huge turnout, but ultimately they say they're hoping to keep the peace from the inside out. we're live this morning in bethpage, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, dray. 5:35. the man accused of stealing a flatbed truck, running over its
judge for the first time. police say 24-year-old joshua colon admitted to detectives he stole philip dellegrazia's truck in hopes of finding something of value to sell for drugs. while the 63-year-old was running after colon, he fell and was hit by the truck. colon faces murder, robbery and grand larceny charges. there's an emotional call for action this morning after a 17-year-old girl was beaten to death right outside her home in brooklyn. >> we as parents, we think we can protect our children at any given time. it's not like that. reality just hit me in the face and it's not going to go away for some time now. >> that's the father of the victim, tajae warner who was beaten to death in coney island over the weekend. one teenager was arrested, but community activist tony herbert says that three others who were involved need to come forward. >> we don't want to give the impression that this is okay, that anybody can go around and stomp out and kill our youngsters, our young queens.
punched and fell, striking her head on the sidewalk. 18-year-old sarina agard ford was arrested on attempted murder and assault charges. 5:36. happening today city councilmember vanessa gibson launches a campaign to reform police procedures. members of the central park 5 will stand with gibson today on the steps of city hall. the men were convicted in the 1989 rape of a jogger in central park. they ended up spending from 6 to 13 years in prison before the real attacker confessed and his dna proved they had nothing to do with the attack. gibson says the legislature needs to ensure all police interrogations are fully recorded to help end false confessions and misidentifications. 5:37. an accountant has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than $4 million from a religious center in new jersey. 51-year-old donald gridiron was also ordered to pay $5.1 million in restitution. prosecutors claim that gridiron
center in rawway and then spent it on gambling expenses and car and mortgage payments. new jersey will spend an additional $10 million on lead testing and containment efforts. governor chris christie announced the money as part of the 2016 budget and will be used to address lead concerns in low and moderate income housing. eligible families will be able to apply to have their homes tested and cleaned if contaminated. governor christie praised efforts in place already by the state but said the extra money is important. >> as long as there continues to be concerns about this in new jersey, instead of just spending what the legislature has already allocated, we want to do more, and we think it's the right thing to do to protect our children and their families. >> testing just one unit could cost about $20,000. happening today, and mayor bill de blasio signs a bill banning chewing tobacco at arenas and stadiums. the ban would take effect in two weeks. the mayor says the early focus will be on education and warnings. however, officials will not
baseball players who ignore the measure. new york city would be the fourth city to ban chewing tobacco in its ballparks. parents in new york can now children. the state court of appeals established an exception to the state's law against wiretaps allowing parents to listen to young children's calls. see, the ruling stems from a man who recorded his son being threatened by a man who lived with the child's mother. the suspect said the tape should not be admissible, but the court disagreed. 5:38. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. bill. >> here we go. we're going to be looking at a very chilly start to the day, but it will be a little bit milder later on today with sunshine and temperatures getting into the mid-40s. as you see there on our beautiful circle 7, we're looking at 32 degrees as we look all the way down to the verrazano bridge this morning. clear skies. well, today we start out a little chilly, so dress warmly. you're making the commute,
morning, things are getting busy there coming out of the subway. clear skies, winds northeast at 5, 31 degrees. rain back here to our west is going to come in tomorrow, mostly tomorrow afternoon, some heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm. we're looking at 37 by 10:00, 41 by noontime, 46 this afternoon. normal high is 58. so we're way off that deal. after school today at the bus stop, kiddos, it'll be 46 degrees. dress warmly this morning. heather, did you know today is national student athlete day? >>reporter: really? >> yeah. >>reporter: oh. we have a couple of those. >> student athletes in grade school, middle school, high school and college. >>reporter: nice. >> like you were. >>reporter: yes, i was. and you as well. here is the l.i.e. going right through ross linned road. you can see we do have a pretty good ride, just a little bit of a slow go there, but the tappen zee bridge is really heavy this morning and we'll explain why as we head over to our maps. tappen zee bridge, i originally
we do have police activity on the tappen zee bridge, and it's going into westchester county. so as we switch over to the maps, it's not going to be a horrific ride for you, but we do have that police activity, westchester county bound at the tappen zee bridge. and then we also have this problem on the l.i.e. west exit 22, disabled vehicle. mass transit doing okay. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. it is 5:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the fight for uber drivers and their passengers in new jersey, front an center once again today in newark. >> come on. he needs to get out of it. >> come on, guy, get out. >> wow! tense moments caught on camera in oklahoma when flames quickly engulfed construction equipment
today over a proposed ban on the ride sharing service at newark airport. uber drivers and company executives plan to attend the newark city council meeting today to pose the -- oppose the ordinance that would drive uber out of not only the airport, but also the train station and the city. this ordinance would require that every driver pay $1,500 annually to continue working in newark. well, developing right now, firefighters are working to get the upper hand on wildfires burning in the great plains. officials are urging residents to evacuate a small town near the kansas/oklahoma border. right now the flames have been stalled by a river, but could move forward as winds shifts. the fires have burned through roughly 40 square miles of land. well, a news crew came to the rescue of a man whose construction equipment was nearly swallowed by the wildfire. >> he can't get out. come on. get out. >> he needs to get out of it. >> come on, guy, get out. come on, get out.
truck as the man's road grater got stuck as flames raced toward him. well, eventually he was able to escape and run to safety in the truck as the fire engulfed his tractor. just in time, the crew backs up and then gets out of harm's way. 5:44. meteorologist bill evans joining us with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> and this morning we bring the weather to you, the chrysler building, brought to you by jeep chrysler where today is always a good day to get yourself a new car. we take a cross borough look here from manhattan over to queens and on out to long island. got a nice start to the day, but it's a cold start. winds are continuing to be out of the northeast. they're very light. here we go. we're getting toward dawn. we're going to have a beautiful sunrise and the temperature 31 degrees right now. the humidity is dry, the wind is northeast at 3, the pressure falling. but look at the pressure, 30.38, so 30.00 is just our mark of fair weather. anything above that shows strong high pressure.
so we have some very fair weather with us, strong arctic canadian blend of air over us. yesterday's high was 43, normal 58. we're -- we were 15 degrees colder yesterday. with the wind yesterday, it was colder than that with the real feel. we'll have a pretty sunrise and sunset. clear, calm, cold start. high clouds not as harsh this afternoon. 60 tomorrow, but it's going to be soggy. we'll have rain starting around midday tomorrow, and we'll have a thunderstorm in the afternoon. it's dry for the mets opener. we could have another cold shot of air coming in this weekend. so i think what we're going to be seeing with that mets home opener is that temperatures -- you know, just to give you an idea, temperatures as we go into saturday, we could start saturday off with a shower, a little rain, but after the met's opener which is going to be about 48 and sunny, that's then when we're going to see some chilly air coming in for the weekend. 28 around oift irbay, 20 danbury, and then 16 monticello. these numbers are chilly, but
wind to contend with here. it's light to calm coming in out of the northeast. eventually it's going to go southeast and that's going to be a lot better for the feel. freeze warning until 10:00. that's because of the clear skies and the calm wind, dropping the temperatures off. the front that's coming with the rain tomorrow is back here around chicago to st. louis. as you'll see on our futurecast, it gets cloudy by midnight, and then tomorrow the showers start at the end of the morning commute, and then we have a line of maybe a thunderstorm or two in this as it passes by at 2:00. and then tomorrow night there might be one quick heavy downpour or thunderstorm. then we start to clear out overnight. we're looking at in spots there might be some heavy downpours, create an inch of rain here in sussex, 1.30 in monticello. an inch, inch and a half of rain out of this as we go into the evening hours thursday night. sun and clouds after school today, kiddos, at 46 degrees. it's not as cold. it'll feel a little bit better because the wind has died down mostly. mostly cloudy tonight, temperatures will be rising,
then we've got periods of rain and maybe even a thunderstorm in the afternoon. your accuweather seven-day forecast, well, we're looking at what's going to be some breezy weather for friday, but this is mets home opener day, and so we are going to be looking at what will be 48 degrees, first pitch temperature, we're playing the phillies. the kids from the city of brotherly love will be up here, and that will be quite the game on friday, quite the weekend. i think they got forks coming up for the -- fireworks coming up for the weekend for baseball at citi field. even though it's cold, it'll still be baseball weather and it always seems to feel a little bit warmer when you're playing baseball. >> especially all the good food at citifield. they have great food at citifield. >> they do. >> they really stepped tup >> i'm always hanging out at the shake shack. >> the shake shack. that's an idea. oh, i'm sorry. >> let's just go right now. what do you got, heather? >>reporter: just bring me back something this. is the tappen zee bridge. traffic is doing a lot better
we'll head over to our maps. we still have some police activity, it's on the tappen zee bridge, westchester county bound, but that police activity is clearing, so you can see the traffic is actually starting to back up now which is good news. then as you travel onto the l.i.e. westbound side right near exit 22, that's a disabled vehicle, but dow have some really heavy delays as you get into that spot. as you travel onto the west side highway northbound side 125th street, emergency activity. it's a possible retaining wall collapse. subway service is doing okay. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit doing just fine. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the possible changes coming to pedestrian plazas in new york city in response to complaints over costumed characters and others looking for pictures and tips. the tri-state is home to some of the busiest airports in the world, but not the busiest.
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5 clo 51. happening today, a first vote on whether those costumed characters and topless painted women in times square should be designated to one area. the city council's transportation committee votes at a new set of rules for pedestrian plazas throughout the city. that would include deciding where those costumed characters and painted women can operate. the full council will likely vote on the bill tomorrow. the winner and still champion when it comes to the world's busiest airport is not in our area. it's in the south. hartsfield jackson international in atlanta has the title for an 18th street year. more than 100 million passengers passed through that facility last year. number two in the u.s. chicago's o'hare followed by los angeles international. kennedy, by the way, is fifth
a new survey suggests that couples are spending record amounts to say "i do." wedding website, tietheknot.com say that the average wedding last year costs $32,500. now, that is up $5,000 over five years. but if you live in manhattan, you're paying a lot more than the average. the survey also found the manhattan nextel cuppials cost an of more than $80,000 to $100,000. the best bargain for a wedding is alaska where the average couple spent a little more than $17,000. >> just slaughter a moose and light a fire. why not? 5:53. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the ramped up efforts to fight the zika virus in the united states.
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and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. we got a beautiful sunrise headed your way. you can always tell when the winds are light to calm, ventilate steam off the buildings. [ thumping noise ] >> you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together. no. here we go. we're looking at 30 around the five boroughs this morning. just a little technical sn afoo here. otherwise look at this, beautiful sunrise, temperatures are around 42 by the time we get to noon today. heather, i know how to operate the equipment. >>reporter: ken said put a little wd-fourt on it. -- wd-fourt on it. >> slips right across. >>reporter: that's the cure for everything. unfortunately wd-40 is not going to fix this possible partial retaining wall collapse. this is on the west side highway. and we'll tell you where it is right now as you go onto the west side highway northbound side right near 125th street, emergency activity. so we have at least the right lane closed down.
street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> all right, thank you, heather. it's 5:56. personal items belonging to notorious mobster james "whitey" bulger will be auctioned off in june. among the things up for sale, electronics, jewelry and art that were once owned by the 86- year-old convicted murderer. the u.s. attorney's office in massachusetts says the money from the auction will go to the families of bulger's victims. bulger was a fugitive for 16 years before he was captured in 2011. in 2013 he was sentenced to two life terms in prison. we're closing in on 6:00. just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, fresh off a crucial victory in the badger state, and senator ted cruz is taking his campaign to new york. we'll preview the busy day ahead in our area, less than two weeks before the next big primary in new york. new video from overnight of the suspects who carried out a vicious attack on a 61-year-old man for just a few bucks. and find
good morning. it's 6:00. and bernie sanders and ted cruz are waking up victors this morning. both candidates quickly closing the delegate gap on their opponents in the race for the presidential nomination. and today the focus shifts to new york. new questions about that juror who played a critical role in convicting an nypd officer of killing an unarmed man. why the defense is now calling for a retrial. and a commuter alert in manhattan. expect lane closures throughout the morning on the west side highway over fears a retaining wall could collapse. and good morning, i'm lori stokes >> and i'm ken rosato.