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and it's still causing disruptions in the area right now. >> we're talking 58th street between 6th and 7th avenue. it's all closed as it has been for hours. kemberly richardson is there with the latest. >> witnesses tell me roughly three and a half hours before all of this, there were red flags that there was a problem. take a look at 58th street again between 6th and 7th avenues. it's still a mess. tonight roughly 350 customers and 14 buildings do not have water. as officials with the department of environmental protection try and pinpoint exactly what happened. >> i never go and get nothing while i'm on the job. they stopped, let me go get a coffee real quick. >> reporter: it's a good thing jonathan did. seconds later, this happened in the exact spot where he had been sitting in a cement truck. cell phone video captured the
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that suddenly erupted on 58th street. several hours later jonathan took a look at couldn't believe how close he came to seriously getting hurt. he's telling his story only to eyewitness news. >> the asphalt cracked and all the smoke was coming out like crazy. it was like everything was going to fall down. like it was going to be a huge sinkhole. >> reporter: officials say around 9:40 this morning there was a leak in a water main here below 58th street between 6th and 7th avenues. the water spilled on to a steam pipe underground and in two separate spots around the corner from each other, the chain reaction caused vapors. witnesses say at least seven stories high to shoot up in the air. >> there was a huge cloud of white smoke and then i got like a waxy substance on my glasses. and it was like pretty hard to clean off. i got it all over my coat. >> reporter: it all happened right as construction crews were beginning a job here on 58th street. several workers told me there were red flags much earlier this
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they say specifically at this building with the red park sign. this man didn't want to show his face. tried to put his car in the garage. >> they told me i couldn't park over there because they have water problems. >> reporter: water problems at 6:00 in the morning, roughly three and a half hours before this happened. then at 7:30, crews were about to start pouring cement. >> they stopped us. it's simple because it's too much steam. >> too much steam in the cellar and subcellar of that structure. they were ordered to evacuate the building. crews were out here taking samples which will be tested at the lab. the concern now is asbestos. the road was damaged out here. it buckled there. no telling how long that will take to be fixed as well as the pipes underneath 58th street. another thing, no one was hurt out here.
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kemberly richardson. eyewitness news. big delays right now on the new jersey turnpike. all this because of emergency repairs. two lanes closed on the southbound eastern spur of the turnpike near exit 15x. traffic backed up to the tolls to enter the turnpike. a search is underway tonight for the person who shot and killed a rutgers newark student and wounded his roommate. police say 21-year-old shani patel's body was found inside his central avenue apartment in newark last night. patel's roommate, a 23-year-old rutgers graduate, was also wounded. investigators believe the shooting may be drug-related. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. investigators are on the scene of a suspicious fire that destroyed a home in rocklin county. flames broke out on the second floor of a home in hill crest this morning. the homeowner and her adult son were inside the house at the time. they told firefighters they heard an explosion. the homeowner is okay but her
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to his hands and his face. hillary clinton and bernie sanders may have stopped the nasty bickering from last week but they're still running against each other and getting together for coffee seems on neither's calendar. mrs. clinton on long island focusing on the new york metro area. sanders is upstate, ahead of the new york primary a week from tomorrow. political reporter dave evans traveling with mrs. clinton on long island. >> hillary clinton today, she was pulling no punches going after sanders on everything from gun reform to immigration reform, to even she said he can't handle the new york city media. we haven't really heard a direct response from the sanders campaign today but clinton is clearly showing she is not going to let up on sanders between now and our primary day, april 19th. >> reporter: hillary clinton began her day at an indian restaurant in jackson heights. her message, she's right on immigration, and donald trump is not. >> that mexicans who come to america are rapists. >> reporter: after all, she
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>> donald trump says we can solve america's problems by turning against each other. >> reporter: but after today's event, clinton also went after on immigration too. >> our records are very clear. i started cosponsoring the dream act back in 2002 or 2003 and i consistently did that. senator sanders, by contrast, was supporting vigilantes, so called minutemen on the border. >> reporter: hillary clinton today made sanders sound like a right wing zealot when it comes to fixing the nation's broken immigration system. sanders is upstate today, claiming he can actually beat clinton on her home turf. >> and the reason going to win and the reason we've been doing so well all across this country is we're doing something extremely radical. we're telling the american people the truth. >> reporter: but this afternoon
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violence, clinton lowered the boom on sanders. >> he frequently says, you know, i represent vermont. it's a small rural state. we have no gun laws. >> reporter: and clinton surprisingly accused sanders and his home state of playing a role in new york violence. >> in the state that has the highest per capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in new york come from vermont. >> we're still waiting for a direct response from the sanders campaign about these new clinton attacks. it's interesting, clinton is not calling these attacks. she said it is simply comparing her record while she was in the senate to his current record in the senate. we'll see you at 6:00. reporting live in port washington, dave evans, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> as for the republican candidates, john kasich spending the day upstate new york. the ohio governor holding a town hall meeting today in troy. he also held a closed door meeting with republican members of the new york state assembly.
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what he saw as his path forward to the republican nomination. >> you've got to go out and hunt delegates. that's part of what this is about. everybody has been talking about who wins what thing and i keep telling people it's about accumulating delegates which is now coming clear, that the hunt for delegates really matters. >> heidi cruz campaigning for her husband tonight. donald trump has an event tonight in albany. amid the intense battle among democrats, vice president joe biden is showing once again he can be a little too honest. >> there's no problem. we're going to be able to elect a woman in this country. >> would you like to see us elect a woman? >> i would like to see a woman elected. >> that's it. >> no, that's all right. i don't mind. i'm not getting in to that. >> i'd like to ask one more question. >> the president and i are not going to endorse. >> you heard biden's aide try to end the interview with the youth targeted website the vice president went on to say both candidates are
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overwhelmingly qualified but he's not endorsing anyone just yet. new york mayor de blasio speaking tonight about the winding federal investigation to two of his contributors and fundraisers, but he's insisting tonight he won't talk about it again. mayor says he'll return some of what he received. it's the same investigation that's rocked the nypd. n.j. burkett in lower manhattan with the story. >> make absolutely clear that he will at some point have to talk maybe he doesn't want to talk about it tomorrow or the day after that, but clearly he's going to have to do a lot more talking about it in the coming days. we're outside the u.s. attorney's office where investigators have been looking in to allegations of political fundraising and police favors. suggestions that political fundraising might have been solicited in exchange for favors. the city's police commissioner says he's not ruled out
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in all this and the mayor continues to insist he knows little about the investigation or the two men believed to be at the heart of it. >> the first thing i need to tell you is i hold myself and my administration to the highest standard of integrity. i'm concerned a reformer for a reason. >> reporter: the mayor was determined to set the record straight, that he barely knows the two brooklyn businessmen currently under federal investigation along with the nypd's former chief of department, phil banks. >> i met them around the time of the general election. had had not known them previously. have spent very little time with them in the scheme of things and not much at all in the last year. >> reporter: investigators with the u.s. attorney's office are now pouring through finance records from the mayor's 2013 campaign. amid questions about how campaign officials solicited donations from the city's real estate and business sectors. and whether individuals may have benefited from those donations. sources say that investigation
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shown here on the left. and jonah on the left. both tributed -- both contributed to the campaign. police are looking in to relations in south brooklyn where four nypd commanders have been transferred, where things were offered in exchange for gifts or cash, an investigation that remains ongoing. >> you haven't ruled out additional action? >> no, the investigation as i mentioned is still ongoing. last week's action was based on information we had available to us that warrants the action we took. >> he said he's satisfied he's done as much as he can based on what he knows about the federal investigation so far. at 6:00 we'll take a look at the origins of this investigation, how it began in a restaurant in harlem, and ended in borough park. that's coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00 tonight.
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manhattan, n.j. burkett, channel 7 eyewitness news. a 24-year-old homeless man has been charged with slashing a tourist in manhattan. investigators say marvin taylor tried to rob a 55-year-old man while he was sleeping inside the bleaker street 6 train station. taylor allegedly slashed him multiple times when the victim woke up and tried to stop the robbery. he's now facing robbery, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. new information tonight in the search for a plane crash victim on long island. the body of gerson salmon-negron was found on the beach of setauket harbor. he had been missing since february 20th when a small plane made an emergency landing in the harbor. the other four men were rescued from the water. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00, burglars breaking in to a bank. where was security, and how do hundreds of thousands of dollars go missing and unnoticed for days?
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tonight in a school district in new jersey over bathroom and locker room access. >> very good news for the folks at nasa. they fixed an outer space emergency this afternoon. >> the sun made a nice appearance today, getting temperatures 92t the -- in to the low 60s. this will eventually evolve in
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a controversial vote tonight in new jersey where a school district will decide on a new bathroom access policy. it would allow students to use
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corresponds with their gender identity. new jersey reporter toni yates is live in hillsdale with more. >> that's exactly right. the two high schools here in the district would also have to provide for those students a single stall facility or at least a private area for a transgender student to change if they felt more comfortable with that, and the students out here, they've been actively involved in this discussion. >> reporter: these four seniors graduate soon. others to college. they'll leave high school well versed and rehearsed on what it means to make a difference, stepping up to have their say on the transgender policy to be for good reason. >> we have friends that are transgender in school and stuff so we heard the opinion of them and we understand how important it is to them. >> it's not a huge community but there is a and the more people that speak up, the better it is because it shows more people agree with it. >> reporter: the district superintendent says that's
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adopted in several new jersey school districts looks to protect. >> assuming what the policy passes, it would allow for a transgender student with permission and prior knowledge of the principal the ability to go in to their newly identified restroom. >> reporter: the district held information meetings for parents in the public. it was during one of those that some people voiced opposition, even asking that tonight's vote will be postponed. it hasn't been. zach is student body president. >> we'd like to think of it like a second home. like your home, you don't want to feel uncomfortable. it should be a place where everybody feels included. >> reporter: joyce cho is president of the human rights league. >> we have friends who are transgender. we wanted to be in support of it. >> reporter: students have earned school awards for their involvement in social causes. a mural in the main hall encourages engagement, tolerance, acceptance.
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before and they will again tonight. >> they can speak for themselves of course, but i think they appreciate to know they're not alone in this, that there are people who >> all things being equal, any nontransgender student who feels comfortable with the changes that the policy would bring about would also have access to those private facilities. the meeting tonight at 7:30 here at the high school. toni yates, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> complicated story. from increasing protections for the lgbt community to a state embroiled in controversy demonstrations flooding the rounds of north carolina's old capital building today. 500 people rallied to show their support for the law known as hb2. 100 others gathered in a street. >> my risk of being attacked, accosted, challenged, even killed in a restroom has
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>> the new law spells out which public restroom transgender individual residents must use, the gender that's on their birth certificate. >> the law is causing more than just an uproar from citizens. bruce springsteen canceled his north carolina show to protest the law. ticket holders showed up in person to get a refund. bryan adams canceled his concert in mississippi over a similar law passed there as well. >> controversy everywhere over this issue to be sure. meteorologist jeff smith in for lee goldberg. we got about a week more of this, five days more? >> temperatures actually over achieved a little bit today. we got a little bit more sunshine. >> we like overachievers. >> some places today got in to the upper 60s like newark, new jersey. here in the city, 63. we're about a week away from 70-degree warmth. maybe some sustained 70-degree warmth in the tri-state season.
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winds coming in from the south. a little bit breezy. about 17 miles per hour. look at the high today, getting up to 63, after kind of a chilly morning low of 43. that's actually fairly normal for this time of the year. we actually went above normal for a change after such a chilly weekend. record was 84 in 1955. got all the way down to 24 back in 1909. could be a stray shower this evening, especially north and west of new york city. then steadier rain developing toward dawn. this is with a cold front heading our direction. it will last right throughout the morning hours of tomorrow. definitely give yourself a little bit of extra time for the tuesday morning commute. there will be puddles out there and definitely grab the rain gear. it gives way to afternoon sunshine. we'll clear out in the afternoon. get temperatures in to the upper 50s. about a week away from that 70-degree warmth. 65 right now in newark. you can go out and enjoy this weather right now. 59 at laguardia. 53 at jfk. on the island and over toward jfk airport you're getting the wind from the south which is
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region. for those locations i just mentioned, that's coming off the cooler waters. cooler on long island. 54, islip. 55, bridgeport connecticut. it's a whole different story well north and west. 43 right now at monticello. that's because they did not get sunshine during the day today well north and west. we talked about clouds and some showers affecting these areas and that's exactly what happened. you can see one batch of showers now making its way in to morris county crossing over i-287. it's racing off to the east. and this could get in to the city during the next hour to hour and a half although it's tending to weaken as it moves off to the east. so maybe a sprinkle or very light shower at the most and then the steadier stuff is over the ohio valley. that develops by dawn. maybe just a stray shower during the evening, especially north and west. then by 7:00 in the morning, steadier rain developing from the city and points west. a heavier batch with the actual frontal passage around 9 a.m. noon time, maybe a little bit of rain south and east of new york city. we start clearing out in town and then real significant
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5:00 in the afternoon. accuweather forecast for tonight, breezy, mild, stray shower early. steady rain developing toward dawn. periods of rain in the morning. then clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine. 59 tomorrow. so a nice afternoon recovery after kind of a dreary start. down to 40. it's a big warmup. a sustained warmup in your accuweather 7-day forecast next half hour. we'll see you then. >> sustained warmup. >> like that. about time. up to 2,000 state employees now being laid off. we'll have details on the big job losses coming up. >> first on the scene of that plane crash on long island, hear from crews who pulled the pilot and passenger from a burning plane. >> plus, a car deal falling apart after a big recall. you'll see what happens when 7 on your side fights to get back a down payment. >> and a star of the hit
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advice to young there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality.
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and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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a criminal investigation underway in india after explosions, fire, and a building collapse in a temple complex in southern india. investigators are going through the rubble gathering evidence and police are questions now five people and are seeking at least 10 more. authorities say a firework from the unauthorized display ignited a stockpile of other fireworks of the temple.
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hundreds more were hurt. secretary of state kerry making a historic visit to the hiroshima memorial in japan, laying wreaths in honor of the 140,000 japanese killed in the 1945 bombing by the u.s. kerry the senior u.s. official to visit since the attack back in world war ii. it's a problem facing millions of car owners. potentially containing a takata airbag. a man was about to buy, but luckily the deal was scrubbed. but getting his money back, not so easy. that's until 7 on your side's nina pineda pulled up. >> reporter: it' dealership down the jersey shore selling big buck beamers and according to its commercial -- >> circle bmw has set the standard for customer service and satisfaction. >> reporter: but one former customer -- >> i couldn't believe a
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would deal that way. >> reporter: in february ron bmw x5. he put down a $3,000 down payment but a few days later the dealership told him and his wife the car they were buying had had one of the millions of recalled takata airbags. >> we asked the dealership, well, how long do you think airbag problem, and they couldn't tell us. >> reporter: when they couldn't find another car, he asked the dealership for his $3,000 back, but -- >> several phone calls to the dealership were not answered and when they were finally answered, we even had one guy hang up on >> reporter: when the couple went to the circle showroom, they say they got shut out. >> how long did they take to cash your check? >> like a day, like two days. it was gone. >> and a month later you couldn't get it back? >> no. >> reporter: we called circle and within 24 hours this customer had his cash. >> this is after you had been calling for how long >> about a month.
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so they'll be showroom shopping once again. >> i'm so glad. >> thanks. >> you're welcome. >> the dealership said this is not the way it conducts business and that deposits are usually returned immediately. it apologized to ron for what they called neglectful acts of their staff and said the manager responsible for this poor customer service has been fired. one big takeaway, if you want to request a refund from a dealership for any reason, put it in writing to the owner and general manager. this way you'll have documented proof in case there's a dispute. in the newsroom, nina pineda, channel 7 eyewitness news. hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from a bank in brooklyn. just ahead on eyewitness news, why didn't anyone notice the loot was gone for days? plus this. >> the voters, the presidential candidates, and comprehensive immigration reform. i'm joe torres. a closer look coming up on eyewitness news.
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it's covered by most health plans. what a bank heist. the plot line right out of a hollywood movie. hundreds of thousands of cash swiped from a bank in brooklyn. it happened after closing time friday night but the bank didn't find out about it until they opened the doors first thing this morning. >> where was the security? where was the alarm system? josh einiger at the scene in borough park. >> those are some of the many questions police are trying to answer right now. the crime scene you can see still active. no sooner did they open up the bank branch this morning that the bank employees realized
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crime scene still here as they try to figure out who did this and how. >> reporter: crime scene detectives spent all day collecting evidence of the brazen crime, a burglary at a bank that netted the suspects tons of cash from the safe and jewelry and valuables from safety deposit boxes. >> this is a new one i've heard of. the only way they can figure out how to do it is if they scouted and surveyed before they actually did it. >> reporter: it happened in this orthodox jewish neighborhood sometime between when the bank branch closed for the sabbath friday afternoon and when it reopened for business this morning. cops say arriving employees discovered $280,000 in cash was missing. police later found a chain link fence that had been cut, providing access to a ladder and a rooftop hatch that led in to the bank. >> i never heard of anybody robbing a bank going through the roof. usually they go in there guns blazing. >> what if they came during the day with guns? there might be a shooting. >> fortunately that was not the
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right now this was a nonviolent case and it certainly seems like they had plenty of time to plan this heist. it's not clear at this point how they got in to the safe deposit boxes or the safe here and got away with all that cash and all that jewelry. investigation continues. when we get more information from the police, of course we'll let you know. live at the borough park section of brooklyn, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> still a scene there. a long island man is under arrest after police find nearly 40 guns in his home. police got an anonymous tip, about 37-year-old chandra. when officers searched his home they found nine assault rifles, a violation of the safe act. they found 23 rifles and five hand guns, all of which were licensed to him. build a wall around the border, don't allow muslims in the country, deport those here immigration and wild proposals a presidential election.
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primary april 19th, especially for new york city, where 3 million people were born in some other country. here's eyewitness news reporter joe torres. >> reporter: when it comes to immigration reform, the presidential candidates certainly agree on one thing, something needs to be done. the differences lie in how to make that reform happen. >> we're a nation of laws and we have to do it right. we need borders. we have to be -- come in to the country, come in legally. >> if i'm elected president, we will secure the border. >> i live in texas. i've been to the rio grand valley. anybody who thinks that border ain't secure hasn't been to the rio grand valley. >> i want to have a guest worker program. e verify. you want to come in and work, go back home, fine. come in, work, go back home, i'm for that. >> reporter: hillary clinton, who wants to end family detentions and help eligibly people become naturalized citizens spoke about the issue today at a rally in jackson heights. >> i'm making a clear pledge
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i can to pass comprehensive immigration reform. >> there are 11 million undocumented people in this country. we have got to move forward toward comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship. >> immigration reform is a big issue for voters born outside of the united states, but the big question is when it comes time to cast their ballot, will they base their decision, solely or even mainly on a presidential candidate's decision on this controversial and complex issue? attorney barbara camacho specializes in immigration law. >> the person that's interested in immigration policy is interested in educational policy, tax reform. there are a variety of issues. the question is whether this issue will be the issue that determines how they vote and that's yet to be determined. >> our country is founded on immigrants. we shouldn't be limiting anybody to come in here, but we should have security measures of what's going on. >> to be honest i haven't given
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still need to do the research, just be well informed. >> there's not much time left. the new york primary is one week from tomorrow. joe torres, channel 7 eyewitness news. tomorrow is sentencing day for the westchester county mother who pleaded guilty in the death of her 16-year-old daughter. kathleen dymes admitted she gave her daughter benadryl then left her alone. carr died after ingesting a mixture of pills. the man accused of killing former saints player will smith is in court, cardell hayes. he killed smith in a road rage incident saturday night. now a bizarre twist. smith had just had dinner with
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police officers named in a wrongful death lawsuit, in the shooting death of his dad. >> we were going to sit and talk. 15 minutes later your world is turned upside down. >> tragically. police say there's no information showing directly that smith knew mr. hayes. a former fifa vice president has pled guilty in the bribery scandal that's rocked the soccer world. alfredo hollet told a judge he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars of bribess in exchange for marketing rights. the 64-year-old is facing four conspiracy counts, each carrying a maximum 20-year sentence. he's free on bail. hiss next court appearance is in october. still to come on eyewitness news at 5:00, thousands of local and state employees will get their pink slips in a major cost cutting move. a federal appeals court reverses a landmark decision and a major
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>> the duke and duchess of cambridge making their way through india. >> as advertised, the warmup began today but now we have showers showing up west of the city, about to cross the hudson river, westchester county and in
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connecticut governor dan malloy says the process is underway to begin massive layoffs. up to 2,000 state employees could be receiving pink slips as part of the job reduction plan for several agencies. the projected deficit for connecticut's new fiscal year is estimated to be as much as $933 million. in new jersey the cost of medical marijuana is going down while a state health department
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average price was $489 for an ounce, but two new dispensaries have offered discounts and specials, knocking that price down to the $300 range. demand has been weaker than expected with just 7,000 people registering to get it. yahoo could be bought by the owner of one of britain's most popular newspapers. spokesman for the said they've had discussions with several parties who are potential bidders but say talks are in the early stages. yahoo under heavy pressure to revive its revenue growth. oil is flowing once again through the keystone pipeline after a leak led to a week-long shut down in a very large spill. pipeline coming back online yesterday with reduced pressure. cleanup continues in southeastern south dakota where a rupture on april 2nd led to a spill of 17,000 gallons of crude. transcanada corporation says there's no significant environmental impact. they've not released estimated on cleanup costs or repairs.
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of the tv show "sister wives." a federal appeals court reversing a landmark decision on polygamy in utah. a ruling says the family can't sue because charges were never filed and authorities say they won't prosecute polygamists. it's the second day of a week-long royal tour of india for prince william and his wife kate. they paid respects this morning at a memorial for gandhi and later in the day they met with some of the country's next generation of business leaders in mumbai. the royal couple finished their day at a charity ball with some of bollywood's biggest stars. tonight they become stars. some children are about to tough challenges in life get ready to shine on stage, but not before getting advice from an actress in one of broadway's biggest shows.
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nasa tonight said it stabilized its kepler space craft after it went in to emergency mode last week. engineers trying to figure out exactly what went wrong some 75 million miles away. that's a difficult thing to do. nasa says they want to confirm the space craft is healthy enough to continue its observations. since 2009 kepler has detected 5,000 planets beyond the milky way solar system. for the first time in more than a hundred years, the number of wild tigers roaming earth has gone up. in the latest global census, groups and governments counting nearly 3900 tigers, 700 more than were counted in 2010.
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be because they're aware of more tigers, not because there are actually more tigers. today is national pet day. that means pet owners are encouraged to show the fuzzy and cuddly loved ones in their life extra love. the day was created in 2006 to raise public awareness about the plight of all different kinds of animals looking for a good home. the co-founder of national pet day is asking animal lovers to give $5 a month to their favorite shelter to support an animal in need. send us pictures of your favorite best friend using bc7ny. they're so cute. >> do you guys have pets? >> feel so left out. saw lori's selfie with her pup. >> it's easily solved. you can just go get a dog or cat. tomorrow we'll bring you like a guinea pig or something. >> see what happens, jeff? >> that's why i tend to keep some separation. [ laughter ] >> i don't understand this.
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because i think we all want good spring now. >> i've seen a couple umbrellas coming out on the upper west side. the radars can tell us a whole lot but sometimes looking out the window tells us a lot more. a little shower moving in to the city right now. there will be steadier rain toward dawn tomorrow. in to the morning hours of tomorrow but by noon time the rainfall comes to an end. we start clearing out by tomorrow afternoon. then it's all nice weather. all a nice trend as we head in to the latter part of the weekend. we head outside right now and check out the shot outside of our studios. i saw a couple people dawn the umbrellas. there's a little band of showers moving in to the city from the west. 60 degrees. not sunny anymore. it was cloudy last time i checked. wind coming in from the south around 17 miles per hour and those clouds will yield a few raindrops between now and 7 p.m. and then we get a little bit of a break later on this evening. 53 by midnight. then the steadier batch of rain comes in toward dawn tomorrow so by 7:00 in the morning we're
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but by noon time it's just cloudy here in the city. by that point there still could be rain over long island and parts of the jersey shore. but i think from the city and points north and west that rainfall is over by noon. it exits. 60 in the park. 65 down the shore at brick. much cooler north and west where you've had had clouds much of the day and more in the way of shower activity and a place like monticello, only 43 right now. also cooler on the island. we've been having that wind coming in from the south and southwest off the cooler waters of the atlantic. here's the radar picture showing the batch of showers moving across the five boroughs from the west, even more shower activity approaching i-287 across morris county. moving pretty rapidly off to the east. we get a couple showers this evening. then this steadier batch of rain moves in toward dawn. lows tonight getting in to 52. highs tomorrow after the rainfall comes to an end around midday, getting up to 59. we'll see some sunshine has
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a big sustained warmup as we head to the thursday through sunday timeframe. the coast staying a little bit chillier. we look way ahead, the second half of the month of april, according to our long range computer charts, looks pretty mild. west to east flow, we don't have to worry about any arctic intrusions like we had this past weekend. just drier and milder out there. good news. accuweather forecast for tonight, breezy and mild. a stray shower early like we're getting right now. then steadier rain developing by dawn. we're down to about 52. periods of rain in the morning giving way to sunshine in the afternoon. 59 tomorrow. 40 tomorrow night under clear to partly cloudy skies. wednesday, mostly sunny, 58. and the trend is our friend. thursday, 60. how about 61 on friday. mid 60s by saturday. lots of sunshine all throughout these days. 70-plus possible as early as sunday. more likely on monday. that's looking good. >> we're moving on up. >> high 60s are good. >> i like that. [ laughter ] the chance of a lifetime
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our area who have faced big challenges in their life. they're about to perform at radio city music hall tonight. the garden of dreams foundation hosting its annual talent show. advice for the big night comes from a big broadway star. here's amy freeze. >> i remember the very first time i performed and being so scared that not a lot of sound came out but the second time more came out, and the third time more came out. >> reporter: renee, who stars as angelica in the broadway hit "hamilton" was invited to the garden of dreams talent show rehearsal. she gave feedback to all the performers from duets, the subtle, even the star struck. >> that was beautiful. >> oh, my god. i'm such a huge fan. for her to say that was just great, so amazing. >> that was awesome. >> reporter: what an intimate setting to get tips from someone who's been where they dream of
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>> if i'm nervous before, the sooner i start doing it, the sooner i won't feel nervous anymore. >> reporter: more than jitters, this pair, a blind pianist and both of them missing limbs are among the participants that despite facing huge challenges have won a chance to play radio city music hall. >> it was sick. like unbelievable. this is like our first performance. it's going to be at radio city. >> reporter: preparing for the talent show allows children like jordan and james, who have face life setbacks from illness to bullying to poverty to see the obstacles. >> garden of dreams hooked us up with sean mendez and we met him. and sean surprised us. >> reporter: meeting cool people is something renee says she's guys should get used to because opportunities like playing a big stage means more invitations are ahead. >> hamilton has afforded me access to moments like this, rooms i never would have had the opportunity to go in to. so while people are still inviting me to come beat
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always going to show up. >> come see us april 11th at radio city for the garden of dreams talent show. >> you have to be there. >> reporter: amy freeze, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> he said it. we have to be there. >> that's just awesome. coming up on eyewitness news at 5:00, a big thanks to quick thinking rescuers. >> family members extend gratitude to the first responders who pulled a pilot and his passenger to safety after their plane crashed in a long island neighborhood. >> and coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00, who's listening to your conversation? new jersey transit expanding its surveillance systems on light rail trains. are your rights to privacy being infringed? and the disturbing story, a hospital worker accused of giving unauthorized medical exams and even taking pictures of nursing students without their clothes on.
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this is everything i have, my family. i got to see my dad die on national tv. they don't know what they took from us. people are dying. we need a president that's going to talk about it. i believe bernie sanders is a protestor. he's not scared to go up against the criminal justice system. he's not scared. that's why i'm for bernie.
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a heartfelt thank you from loved ones to the first responders who jumped in to action when a plane crashed in a long island neighborhood. now two survivors are recovering in the hospital. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live in bayport with more. >> we just caught up with a group of those first responders here at the bayport fire department. yes, this pilot and passenger were very lucky that their plane just happened to go down in a neighborhood filled with police officers, volunteer firefighters, and nurses. >> their legs were entangled in the shaft of the steering column and half of the engine compartment.
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scene as first responders and even neighbors rushed to help pilot scott clifford and his passenger michael. >> i'm glad that they're going to be okay. we prayed for them all night and their families and i hope they're going to get through their recovery with this. >> reporter: it was around 7:00 last night when the small plane crashed in this neighborhood in bayport. clifford and rome had just left the bayport aerodome to head back to orange county where they reside. the plane's engine suddenly lost power. resident joseph walsh says his kids were front lawn when they saw the plane go down. they ran inside to get walsh, a volunteer firefighter. walsh grabbed this nearby garden hose and started spraying. >> everybody was yelling don't use water because there was electrical lines down. but if we didn't put the fire out, we weren't going to get to the guys. >> reporter: clifford and rome are recovering at stony brook university hospital.
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we'd like to extend our deepest gratitude to the good samaritans in the bayport community as well as the first responders for their heroic efforts in helping rescue scott and michael. >> usually when you have a rescue or something like this, typically it's one person doing a very big job. every single one of these people had an intricate part as a team that provided the best outcome for the patient. >> authorities have also said that there also was a lot of heroism on the part of the pilot, scott clifford, that he was able to land this plane in this neighborhood missing houses, people on the ground. he only clipped a few trees and a utility pole. we're live in bayport, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> just incredible. one large commuter railroad in our area about to install new audio and visual surveillance. they'll be listening.
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scandal at a local hospital. a worker is arrested for giving unauthorized physical exams, sexually assaulting and taking pictures of the unsuspected nursing students. first, an investigation in to fundraisers connected to mayor bill de blasio. this as the mayor says he'll receive some of the contributions he received. good evening at 6:00. i'm bill ritter. it might be the biggest bump in the road yet for the administration of new york mayor de blasio, or not. a federal investigation, the u.s. attorney's office and the fbi probing two of the mayor's fundraisers. it's a sidebar to the same federal corruption investigation


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