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the weekend before the new york state primary. the democratic candidates shift their focus elsewhere. >> two firefighters were shot, one fatally, during a welfare check in maryland. >> rescuers were rushing in to save trapped victims after another deadly earth quake in japan. sun creeping up on the start of what will be a beautiful weekend it's april, spring, hello, we've been waiting for you. it's good to see you. it is saturday, april 16th. look who's back. >> i told you, you've gloat to get out of town while the getting's good. >> you had two weekends off. you look good. >> this is what i should look like, all of us. get some rest! >> he aace nut.
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it's good to be back. it is going to be a glorious weekend, no? >> you guys look good this morning. everybody's refreshed and ready to go. we hit the ground running with very spring-like temperatures over the weekend here. beautiful numbers. better than yesterday. it keeps getting better as the days roll on. we're above average and what a beautiful start to the day we've got. we've got sun splashing across the city. 44 degrees currently. that's coming out of central park. looking at this map, yesterday, we hit a high of 65. shots. radar and satellite picture showing that we've got high pressure in control. so no storms today or tomorrow. that's a good sign of a beautiful weekend. temperature changes already showing up for monticello and andover. temperatures. we're in the mid-40s right now here in the city, but there are
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colder. so north and west, we've dipped into the 30s overnight. i think we'll be just fine as far as temperatures go for the next couple of nights for frost and freeze. this day ahead is in the mid-60s. 70s are in the accuweather forecast. i'll see you guys there. >> most of the candidates are far from the state today. while hillary clinton mingles with donors in california. bernie sanders spends time with the pope. "eyewitness news" reporter marcus solis is here with a roundup of today's events. marcus, good to see you. >> reporter: indeed, michelle. considerably lighter campaigning here than we've seen in previous days. donald trump will be holding a rally in downtown syracuse while john kasich will be on long island then hitting the deli in manhattan. only two candidates here in new york just days ahead of tuesday's primary elections.
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a long shot in the primary, is scheduled to make stops in great neck before heading to the upper east side. gop front-runner donald trump is headed upstate to syracuse in watertown. trump held a rally last night telling supporters there he's not worried about a contested convention. >> then we have a rigged system on top of it. despite the rigging, i think we get there before the convention. i think we do. >> reporter: the businessman has all but thrown in the towel in wyoming where ted cruz is today. cruz picked up nine delegates in the state during last month's convention. on the democratic side, bernie sanders met with the pope and described it as a real honor. meantime, sanders' supporters protested outside of hillary clinton's fund raiser last night. it cost $350,000 per table.
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toward's clinton's campaign and democratic national convention. protesters held signs reading "hillary, you can't sit with us unless you have money." hillary clinton does lead sanders by 350 delegates. bill clinton will be campaigning on behalf of his wife today. michelle? >> the upcoming primary will be the subject of sunday morning's "up close" at 11:00 right here on channel 7. other news now. rescue efforts are kinking today in southern japan. crews are now searching for 11 students believed to be trapped under a collapsed apartment. forecasted rain and heavy winds could hamper efforts there.
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roads and cause even further damage. the death toll has risen and another 1500 have been injured. many are still believed to be trapped under fallen homes and buildings throughout the country. a firefighter has died. another was seriously injured after responding to a welfare check in maryland. firefighters and officers forced their way into a temple hills home after the person inside was unresponsive. then this is what happened. that person opened fire hitting two firefighters, and the person who made the call for the welfare check as well. one of those firefighters later died. the other is in critical condition this morning. one person is in custody cooperating with police. more than $5 million worth of heroin has been seized. ten people were arrested when investigators busted the heroin packaging operation. about 22 pounds of heroin,
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the operation used names like batman, superman, and x box to brand the drug. all ten people are facing multiple drug-related charges. police in brooklyn are investigating the assault of a hasidic man as crime. two young men walked up to him. one distracted him while the other threw a punch. >> he asked for the time. as i started pulling away, the other punched me in the face. they could have picked anybody. they circled around and i think chose me personally for who i was. >> reporter: he was able to jump off of the forklift and wrestle one of the suspects to the ground. the one who actually threw the punch was able to run away. police in new jersey are trying to figure out who gunned down four people in orange, killing one of them. a makeshift memorial was set up at the spot where 17-year-old devon jones was shot dead thursday night. three other males were treated for gunshot wounds. police say the suspects fled the scene in a green ford explorer. a nassau county barber shop will be cleaning up instead of opening its doors this morning after an out-of- control car smashed right through the window. witnesses say the suv was going slowly, but not stopping as it rolled closer and closer to the prestige barber shop. this is in syosset. all of this happened just after 5:00 yesterday evening near underhill and jackson avenues. the owner of the barber shop tells "eyewitness news" the suv ended up completely inside his shop. >> i could see a car that wasn't speeding but was driving towards the window. then it slammed through it and kept driving. i heard the guy saying that the brakes are not stopping.
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brakes failed to work. two people were injured in the crash but are expected to be okay. >> oh, my heavens. coming up on "eyewitness news" on a saturday morning, it's a big deal for people looking for a ride. new york and uber shake hands over a tentative agreement. >> also ahead, scary and depressing story. two children teach their father a lesson when he gets behind the wheel intoxicated. >> and meteorologist amy freeze returns. hey, amy. >> reporter: yes, good morning, michelle. hello, everybody. temperatures are mild this morning. we're in the 30s north and west. coming up, we'll track the
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welcome gabbing, everybody. the city of new york reached a tentative deal with uber. the city wanted to ban uber. there were all kinds of disputes going on over taxes, licensing, and also background checks. a statement issued late last night said the city's taxi and limousine industry would be protected, however, that statement gave no details. we'll continue to follow that and give you the details when they are announced. two children took matters into their own hands when their drunk father got behind the wheel. the two children in nebraska say they were headed on vacation with their father. they knew something was not right when they kept swerving and getting closer to other drivers, so the 12 and 14-year- olds decided to text police telling them that their dad was drunk. they say they finally got him to pull over when they asked for food. >> he looked back at us and said, you've been texting the cops?
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was going to die. >> he had something in his cup when the officers got there. >> jason barons blew nearly three times the legal limit. he is now facing dui and driving drunk with minors charges. >> well done, kids. we've all seen it. maybe some of us are even guilty of it. people taking up more than their fair share of space on the subway. now, though, police on the other end of the country in san francisco are cracking down on people hogging seats on trains. transit police will begin ticketing people for sprawling out or as they call it the man -- >> the leg spread. >> man-spreading. >> i can't stand it. >> or placing a bag in an empty seat. the punishment will be up to $100 in fines, $500 if you are caught doing it more than once.
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during morning and evening rush hours. >> if only we could do a citizens arrest, i'd have a whole other job. >> i am guilty of that, too. >> no you are not. >> but for a hundred bucks? straight ahead on "eyewitness news," the victory dependence the panthers in the opening round playoff series.
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expected to see severe thunderstorms that could produce more tornadoes, hail, and heavy winds. the area could see flash flooding today as well. the same system is expect dodd bring winter-like weather in utah and wyoming. >> you can see spectacular formations of storms. funnel clouds touching down with tornadoes. luckily, yesterday, a lot of these really amazing images were over areas that were farmland and not highly populated. to show you how impressive and clashes of the air masses we've got, not just tornadoes but almost a foot of snow for the high can't in colorado today. >> meantime, here in new york city where we are, it's a beautiful weekend. >> we are on the nice side of
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>> not to be selfish or myopic. >> basically, yeah, it's hard to come up with any problems with you are 0 weather the last cupful days, we've seen this trend set up, and we hold it. if you have been waiting for when the temperatures look great, this is it. from brooklyn and lower manhattan, it looks really nice. there were chilly spots, especially off to the east or off to the west-northwest especially where we dipped into the 30s overnight. we see the temperatures coming down to the mid-30s. it makes fragile plants a little uneasy and we'll see the temperatures even in the
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33 is the coldest spot on the map in wrightstown. looking through the afternoon, temperatures easily get to 60 degrees by midday. yesterday, we had 65. we do better this afternoon taking our temperatures in the upper 60s. expect this. mild temperatures continuing all weekend. the warm-up continues as well. monday, temperatures continue to climb. we will be cooler at the coast, so look for the temperatures to be a few degrees lower in those locations. so if you are running to the beach or heading shore, know that the temperatures are slightly cooler. you can see radar and satellite and even clouds are few and far between. we keep this high pressure system in place and allows for warmer air to come up. so we hit the 70 degree mark for the second half of the
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so our quality is good. if you are going to rate this day on a scale of 1 to 10, this one is near the top of the charts. we'll call it a 9 on the freeze factor scale. really high up there, only because we're not going to the tens. we'll reserve it for tomorrow. that's how nice weekend will be. breezy at times. that is the only kink, i guess, if you call it into the upper 60s, a nice breeze will do us just fine. clear and cool tonight in the suburbs, we'll go 30s and 46. low 70s in the accuweather seven-day forecast pushing that to 78. really nice on monday. a very warm wind is coming in. we cut the numbers back for the middle of the week. there we are thursday into friday. easy to take weather like this. we're not the only ones. the entire eastern third of the u.s. under this beautiful weather pattern.
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mess back west is it'll continue to spread north and south. meanwhile, here in the east, we enjoy a beautiful spring-like -- well, not spring-like, but a spring weekend. authentic. this is april at its best. >> i said last weekend my test of spring is when your seven- day shows highs in the 60s or belter. boom, here we are. >> i think i delivered about four days early. >> amy freeze never disappoints. >> now i've gone on to super bragging. now i'm boasting. i feel it. >> not quite as warm as florida, but we'll take it. >> i love it.
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welcome back, everybody. a trail blazer for young girls playing baseball will be honored today. hoboken's batting cages will be renamed during little league opening ceremonies. back in 1972, pepe was one of the first girls to play little league but was forced to stop playing after just three games. the national organization for women filed and won a gender discrimination suit on her behalf, paving the way for girls to play little league. >> oh, man. >> gotta love a trail blazer. >> love, love! it is now 6:24 and time
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good morning, everybody. we start with hockey. game one wasn't perfect but it was a win. last night back in florida, quick turn around in the stanley cup playoffs trying to get the series back to brooklyn this weekend. up 2-0. they tried it last night. second period, florida already ahead. that's goal number 2. roberto longo made it a one-goal game. then the panthers scored an empty netter and that was that. the isles lose 3-1. game 3 team in brooklyn. everything points to lundquist being back on the ice. he did practice with the team yesterday in pittsburgh. he took a stick to the eye in the series opener. saw a doctor, vision is fine. there is swelling. this is a game-time decision but looking good.
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bad happened baud for probably 20, 30 seconds, i had really bad thoughts going through my head. >> the yankees off the road, back home for nine straight. 69 years ago yesterday, jackie robinson made his debut. every player in every game wears number 42. up against the mariners in this game playing with the lead earlier, brett gardner. castro at second base. are you kidding me? a circus catch on a low liner that turns into a double play. former yankee robinson cano named in honor of jackie robinson. iannetta takes it deep. yanks just couldn't drive in enough runs. the nets add cleveland last night. maybe an early lead would help in this one. michael con for the toe cranks
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bat and the mets had a total of two home runs coming into the game. they hit 3 in the fifth inning. they couldn't get enough. this is cespedes. four home runs in the game and a win, 6-5. they made it interesting. they did lead, 6-1, but it was a win. nba playoff games start later today. there is news. the league says it does not have plans right now to move its all-star game out of charlotte this year despite north carolina's lgbt laws. in two years, get ready for a new look in the nba. the league approving a three- year trial of advertising patches onion forms. practice jerseys already have them. so do wnba jerseys. the league says it was inevitable. as for the nba playoffs, here's what we've got in store on channel 7. the warriors, the
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it's set to tip off right here on channel 7. that is your morning sports update. whatever happens, laura behnke's got you covered. >> did you hear what he said? the nba approved advertising patches on uniforms so they look like nascar vehicles. >> yeah, because they need money. >> poor league. sports makes no money in america. moving on. much more ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning including a live look at today's top stories. pope francis meets with presidential hopeful bernie sanders. this just came out overnight while hillary clinton is out west meeting donors and raising money and also meeting a few protesters as well.
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"eyewitness news." you are looking at a beautiful saturday morning as we all wake up on april 16th. good morning, everybody. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. welcome back. appreciate you waking up with us. it's all good. >> beautiful weekend. >> not bad coming in. it's just getting better. meteorologist amy freeze with the details. good morning to you. >> i'm packing 'em up. i'm packing the coats up. they are gone. they are headed to storage so the kids can fend for themselves. >> today is a real turning point. we are going to need the light jackets and heavy coats put away for the entire season. yes.
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beautiful sunshine. you see the first dose of sun with 44 degrees in central park. it's cooler. 35 and there are chilly spots to start for the mid to upper hudson valley. temperatures in south jersey a little cooler. everybody warms up, though, under sunny skies. we are on the borderline for fragile plants. it will be mild conditions for everybody else. a high today of 68. northeast winds so a mention of temperatures being cooler down the shore. more details on the seven-day forecast and even warmer temperatures ahead in just a few minutes. rob? >> all right, amy. thank youp. to the news now, most of the presidential candidates head out of our state today
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support in new york ahead of next week's primary. tuesday's going to be a big day here. hillary clinton is out in california raising money. her rival bernie sanders wrapped up a different kind of meeting. he did meet with the pope himself. good morning, marcus. >> good morning. the last week or so has featured presidential campaigning new yorkers haven't seen in a very long time. a bit of a lull today with tuesday's trip to the polls. bernie sanders spoke with pope francis for about five minutes this morning before the possibilityive left for greece. this comes as the candidate's campaign released his 2014 federal tax return. his rival hillary clinton called for the vermont senator to do so during this week's debate. >> i think if you look at the releases, look at the tax forms, there's not much more to dump.
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>> reporter: the return shows sanders and his wife made nearly $200,000 and paid nearly $28,000 in federal taxes. sanders supporters protested outside of a clinton fund raiser in san francisco. the pricey dinner was $350,000 per table. as for the republicans, donald trump, who's leading the pack in new york, is making stops upstate today. senator ted cruz is in wyoming. former president bill clinton will be campaigning on behalf of his wife. bernie sanders will be campaigning in a concert in brooklyn. michelle? police say they found a man lying face down on his bed in a manhattan homeless shelter. the victim of murder. the 56-year-old victim was friday morning of his room in the third floor of the bellevue
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it was the scene of a bloody struggle, another crisis for the city's shelter system. four other people have been killed in other attacks in new york city shelters so far this year. a 1-year-old girl has survived being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting. the baby was in the backseat of the car with family when another driver drove by and shot at the car. the mother immediately stepped on the gas and rushed the baby to the hospital. the shooter is still on the loose. more body parts have been found by sanitation workers in seattle. police say they likely belong to a woman killed by a man who dumped other parts of her body in a different recycling bin. the parts were found three blocks from where police say ingrid line was killed. john charlton said he went to a
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of three just over a week ago but was so drunk he does not remember what happened afterwards. a major shake-up at the city's housing authority following a series of deadly elevator accidents in the bronx. five employees have been disciplined and the head of elevator services has now been replaced. he says it's also making changes to improve safety and its response time to emergencies. among them, more staff training, more accountability and better communications. the agency plans to create a building code monitoring system. it was almost a last call for a popular bar in new jersey. now little falls is celebrating a small victory for this 92- year-old establishment. the great notch inn is passed by hundreds of people each day. it is definitely a landmark. a new expansion plan was ready to use imminent domain to widen the highway and take down the beloved roadhouse.
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us, which is good, and we're happy because we've been here longer than the highway. >> he did lose about one-third of his property for the expansion, but the great notch inn will be able to serve patrons just as it has for three generations. >> don't let the good bars die. that's what i'm talking about. coming up, a man wrongly convicted of killing an illinois schoolgirl in the '50s is now free in a cold case that is cold again. also ahead, on the day set aside to think about people who have gone missing, that's today, we have an exclusive
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a big storm system expected to bring severe thunderstorms, more hail and prolonged heavy rains are expected for their neck of the woods. hail no. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> that's rocks. >> that'll ruin the car. >> oh, yeah. >> i've seen crazy footage out of texas the last few days. they've gotten pounded with the hail. i mean, like cars dented up, windows shattered. i mean, windows in the whole house blown out. >> it's balls of ice falling from the sky. >> unreal. what allows hail to get that big? >> it's the clashing of the air masses, rob. >> that's what i thought. >> what happens is when the air masses clash like that, you get big thunderstorms. the bigger the thunderstorms, the more movement the balls of ice can have within the thunderstorm. then when they get so big, gravity alone allows them to go shooting out of the clouds down
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>> are they popping up like popcorn out there? >> that's what i imagine is that there's a lot of juggling of the balls of ice before they are shot out of the bottom of a thunderstorm cloud. my brother and sister have dented cars. [ laughter ] >> yeah, i mean, violent storms there. also a tornado looking for the potential in the rockies. mention all of that because that's where it stays, leaving no room for us in severe weather or even complicated weather patterns. high pressure in control. temperatures are easy to take starting off right now. right now, sunshine from
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got. we checked the numbers. 44 degrees. east-northeasterly wind along the coastlines. other than that, we're looking for temperatures even warmer than that. down the shore, chilly start below freezing. brick, new jersey, you've got 30 degrees. mid-30s for morristown. newburgh currently at 43 degrees temperatures could hover so be aware of that if you have fragile plants. the gradual warm-up getting warmer as you head into early next week. 70 and above. so really nice numbers. there could be an early shower on tuesday. if you want to wax the car, go
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nice over the next couple of days. high pressure in control. high and dry is the weather pattern. so the big blue h keeping fuss any storms forming and allowing for temperatures to warm up nicely. we get sunshine today and tomorrow. and then getting into the 70s tomorrow. we get near 80 degrees. look at these numbers. air quality is good. uv index is a 6. that's highs. be aware of the sun as we get into the spring days for many, many hours. it is a cool start that turns into a mild one. tonight, temperatures are in the mid-40s. i want to make sure that they are covered. tomorrow, the 72 degree average this time of year, a little
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and looks good until mopped shows up and completely outdoes that number early tuesday, a back door cold front gives us an early chance 65 degrees. everything else is looking dry. thursday and friday temperatures are in the low 70s. no major storms. there were a lot of firefighters out there. i just happened to hear about it. it appears the fdny calendars will never be the same. >> yeah, why? >> no men anymore. it will be women. we'll go in depth with this investigative report to find out what's going on. did you know there are only 49
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>> and that is an all-time high. i think a higher percentage of women make the cut than men. >> not that many women go for it. >> the women are strong on the calendar. i wouldn't mess with them. >> by the way, the proceeds help to fund programs for 740,000 new yorkers to get community outreach for safety. stress nice. thank you, miss friesz. before we go to break, let's take a look at today's channel 7 community calendar. in weather-related remix is starting off with a classic did. >> that's not going to play. >> stevie wonder. >> nope. >> this one is gonna play in my head. >> wonder no more.
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life. [music] >> here's what's happening. celebrate earth month at the fifth annual green expo. live entertainment. love to uncover the secrets about the earth? stop by leaf litter critics in brooklyn to learn more about soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition. and lgbtq youth oftenning identity empowerment, self- defense and more. head to the children's carnival at the queens county farm museum for a day of games, hey rides and fun. a fearless production in new jersey. young at art. youth exhibits feature one of broadway's own in a first official solo exhibition.
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music is calling, the fourth annual qjog spring jazz festival is the answer. spend the day listening to the graceful sounds of up and coming musicians. for more information about the events or submit an event that
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one of the oldest cold cases to be tried in u.s. history has gone cold again. a 76-year-old man was wrongly convicted in 1967 and was released yesterday. former police officer jack mccullough was sentenced to life in prison in 2012. last year, a prosecutor found evidence he was nowhere near the 7-year-old when she disappeared. you may not know it, but today is national missing person day. more than 13,000 people were
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here in new york city. that number includes at least 200 children. the dna lab is critical in finding the people. we have an exclusive look inside of the lab. >> reporter: different races, different rages. they hopefully can come out of the had does. >> we need to do everything we can to identify these people. >> for the first time, these victims, some of the coldest missing person cases will be part of the city medical examiner's second missing persons day. >> giving themselves the possibility of getting that leisure that we know benefits families so very much.
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dna, the medical examiner's office hopes to get them in its case files. >> to see if there is anything more that could possibly be done. >> reporter: dr. barbara samson says through the dna and information provided at a previous event in 2014, 7 people were identified bringing closure to their families. >> reporter: the families who have had that closure are extremely grateful. that's why we do this. >> if you don't feel comfortable providing a dna sample here, you can take this kit home with you and decide later or use it in the privacy of our own home and send it back. you can also call in items that might be henful in the identification process. >> let's see if we can give it the absolute best shot that we can. >> reporter: so families of these victims and others can find closure.
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>> you have to wonder what happened to so many of those people, where are they, what happened? >> what's the story? i know. >> oh, man. when it comes to figuring out what movies to see at the theater, it can be a jungle out there. >> i want to see this one. i wonder how we keep from going under. remember that song? [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry. the "youngle book" keeps us in the theaters. >> and it's super cat saturday. amy, what have you got? >> it is a jungle in the super cat saturday edition as well. this is rosie sent in by randy via twitter. cuddle up. we've got jeter sent in by lee. have you seen your wallet lately? if not, you might want to ask dot. looks like she's planning to go for a little meal.
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we love to see your frisky cat pictures this morning. hashtag #them super cat
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when it comes to going to the movies, there are few films with as much buzz as the latest beloved "jungle book." >> many predict the disney film will open to huge numbers. sandy kenyon has his review. >> reporter: what began life as a book for children in the 19th century became a beloved cartoon a couple of generations later. the "jungle book" has now been updated for the 21st century. the tale of the boy raised by wolfs is even more enchanting thanks to photo realism. technology that allows us to
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>> we are the only family he's ever known. >> reporter: lupita lends her voice to the boy's mother, bill murray is perfect as balou the bear and id chris elbe as the villainous tiger. the protector played by ben kingsley thinks the little guy belongs for w. his own kind. >> the jungle is no place for you. >> built this is my home. >> only man can protect you now. >> reporter: it begins a series of adventures both scary and entertaining. christopher caulken made me laugh so hard, i just can't agree with the reviews. >> how do you know that? >> kid, i another ears. my ears got ears. >> reporter: all would be for naught without the perfect kid
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it's all the more remarkable because he had no real acting experience and it to perform opposite puppets and props. the special effects added later. what would the "jungle book" be without the bear necessities? it's less musical that the 1967 movie but no less magical. a chorus of critics already praised what's destined to become an instant classic. i am just as enthusiastic. the jungle book is from disney owned by the same parent company as abc 7. i'm sandy kenyon, "eyewitness news" this weekend. >> yay. >> the effects are great. >> i know, right? no real acting and going against puppets. >> so lovely and sweet. now my kids are going to be like, raised by wolves, he turned out good there. >> you know you'll be there. coming up in the next hour
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morning, rescue efforts intensify in japan as details on what is creating hurdles for rescue crews today. >> plus, a former nfl player is being laid to rest and how will smith is being remembered. >> white house contenders are keeping their sights on new york built some are doing so from afar. hear why some are making campaign stops in other cities with the new york primary just days away. >> but new york's still the place to because the weather's looking so good. amy freeze has the exclusive accuweather forecast and more
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the contenders. >> the nation of japan reels from two powerful earthquakesp. >> plus, a team of federal agents made a multi-million dollar drug busts in manhattan. hear where they found a heroin operation in full swing. good morning. taking a live, sunny look at central park on this saturday, april 16th. happy weekend. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> welcome back. yes, indeed, looking tanned and relaxed from vacation. i'm rob nelson. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> make some good plans outside. amy freeze has good looks. >> we missed you. welcome back. rob, good morning, everybody.
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manhattan it is a fantastic shot. we have 45 right now in central park. that's a nice way to start it off. here are the headlines. mild temperatures are a few degrees warmer than yesterday. this warm-up continues into monday even. temperatures are up as well. the noon hour is almost at 60 degrees. as that happens, we'll see cooler coastlines and depends on where you are. land breezes and down the shore, temperatures are cooler
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turning now to the race for the white house. it is the last weekend before the new york primary and the candidates are staying focused on new york while taking their campaigns cross country and even out of the country as far away as the vatican. marcus solis joins us with more on this. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. hillary clinton is fund-raising in california, about bernie sanders met with the pope and that means less campaigning than previous days. john kasich is scheduled to make stops in great neck before heading to the upper east side. gop front-runner donald trump is headed upstate to syracuse and watertown. trump held a rally last night in hartford, connecticut, telling supporters there he's not worried about a contested convention. >> then we have a rigged system on top of it. despite the rigging, i think we get there before the
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>> reporter: the billionaire's campaign says the businessman has all but thrown in the towel in wyoming where ted cruz is today. cruz picked up nine delegates in the state during last month's convention compared to trump's single delegate. on the democratic side of the race, bernie sanders met with pope francis at the haven'ticle this morning -- at the vatican this morning and described it as a real honor. hillary clinton was in san francisco last night. the event was $350,000 per table. the money raised will go toward clinton's campaign and democratic national convention. protesters held signs saying "hillary, you can't sit with us unless you have money." hillary leads bernie by 250 delegates. former president bill clinton
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albany. we have a special one hour edition of "up close" tomorrow morning at 11:00 right here on panel 7. japan had a second earthquake. rain and heavy winds could hamper relief efforts there. officials are worried more landslides. many are believed to be trapped under fallen homes and buildings. a firefighter was killed and another seriously injured. firefighters forced their way in after being told someone inside was unresponsive. police say that person they were worried about opened fire
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the person who initially called 911. the firefighter john ahmsnyder died. the other is in critical condition. one person is in custody. investigating the assault of a hasidic man as a possible hate crime. the area is outside a-1 merchandising in crown heights on wednesday. one distracted him and the other threw a sucker punch. >> asked me for the time, which i pulled out my cell phone out of my pocket and told them the time. as i started pulling away, the other reached in and punched me in the face. they could have picked anybody. they circled around and, i think, chose me for whoever i was.
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ten people were arrested when investigators busted a heroin packaging operation on park terrace east. heroin. the operation used names like batman, superman, and x box to brand the drug. all ten suspects are facing drug charges. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the ride is not over for uber. why the ride-share service will get to stay in one community in our area. we'll give you details on that. >> also ahead, cirque du soleil is the latest act to snub north carolina. hear how many shows the traveling circus is dropping from its tour. >> in the accuweather center, i'm meteorologist amy freeze. we're tracking temperatures. nice warm-up. we're getting even warmer today. tomorrow and monday, the surge continues. we're high and dry with temperatures well above average.
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seven friends, teammates and family will say good-bye to the former defensive end will smith. hundreds gathered at the new orleans saints practice facility. smith was fatally shot after a traffic altercation last weekend. he was only 34 years old.
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shop will be cleaning up instead of opening its doors after an out-of-control car smashed through its windows. witnesses say the suv was going slowly as it rolled closer and closer to the prestige barber shop in sigh why theis. the owner tells "eyewitness news" the suv ended up completely inside the shop. >> i can see a car coming through the window. i could hear the guy yelling the brakes were not stopping. >> it is not clear why the brakes failed to work. two people are injured in the crash but are expected to be okay. the city of new york has reached a tentative deal with uber. he said he wanted to ban uber from his city. there were disputes over taxes, licensing and background checks. a statement issued last night
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industry would be protected, but there are no details on how this morning. jury selection is under way in the case against a father accused of leaving his son inside of a hot car in atlanta. prosecutors say justin ross harris purposely left his son in the car for seven hours in a 90-degree day in 2014. the defense says it was nothing but a horrible accident. in court, he was seen giving one of his attorneys a first bump. jury selection is expected to last two weeks. more backlash in north carolina after a new state law limited protections for the lgbt community. cirque du soleil canceled several upcoming stops in the state. the company says it strongly believes in diversity and equality for everyone and is
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bruce springsteen, ringo starr have canceled future shows in north carolina to protest that new law. we've all witnessed people taking up more than their fair share of space in the seats on the subway. now police in san francisco are cracking down on people hogging seats on trains. this is san francisco. transit police will begin ticketing people for sprawling out and placing a bag on an empty seat. offenders could face fines of up to $500. the rule will only be in place during rush hours. could you give me some room here? >> what is the problem? relax. man, i need more space. relax. we have to do the man-spread. >> i know, with the legs like this. >> and they are always like 19 years old. i'm like, let me sit down! straight ahead on "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning, in sports, the islanders try to pull ahead
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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. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren.
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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, and i ask for your vote. rs welcome back. >> how about now? >> not through the winter. >> sometimes we're a little anxious about what might be coming. >> i have a bonus for you, michelle. >> i like it. >> not necessarily for rob. >> why not me? >> because he doesn't have a
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>> oh, okay. >> wash it. wash it with confidence that nothing is going to mess it up. >> not even the pollen? >> we don't have time for that today, rob! [ laughter ] >> there's always one this every crowd, isn't there? >> sorry. >> looking at times square, yeah, it's going to be a good day. temperatures starting off in the 30s and 40s. the coolest spots in the north and west. looks like there's room for a lot of folks to get out and enjoy this day. if you are in the shaded buildings, pretty good with temperatures and the way it feels. temperatures up against the store lines and coastal locations you see it's a few degrees cooler.
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we're in the low to mid-30s in the outlying areas. everybody else, temperatures are easy to take. the headlines go like this. this is april over the weekend. very nice with the gradual warm- up. we do better the next two days. 70s by sunday afternoon and almost 80 degrees by monday in some spots. so nice temperatures coming our way with a preview of may. an early shower comes through tuesday. it's not a soaker, though. on the accutrack, the radar and satellite picture looks good. from wall to wall, we've got sunshine. hard to find a cloud with this kind of pattern. you have to go way out west to see the storms, which are today. going over the rockies up to a foot of snow projected for the highest elevations. that come. watch how very little progress they make allowing for the eastern half of the u.s. to enjoy beautiful weather. we're included in that. late tonight, clear skies. high pressure holds for the
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that allows for temperatures to get even warmer tomorrow. if you have plans outdoors and any of the ball games, you need to get out and about and maybe a little lift for the yard and planting going. it looks good. air quality is nice. uv rating is at a 6, which is high. spending more time outside with less clothing on. a reminder to keep protection from the sun in mind. pollen counts are high with maple and that being concerned. this afternoon, 68, breezy at times. 30s in the suburbs. sunshine to start tomorrow, 72. that looks pretty nice. look at the stretch. on monday, we get even warmer. 78. a warm wind comes in here, and i think our temperatures push into the upper 70s real quickly. then the back door cold front sneaks in. wednesday our temperatures are still above average for this time of year.
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temperatures are in the 70s. overnight lows, look at that. the 40s and 50s with the planting season. some people are eager with the fragile plants are in early so be aware of that if you are in the upper hudson valley. everybody else is mild overnight and during the day. beautiful, beautiful. >> all right. [music] >> you know what the best part of that forecast is? not the , which usually makes me happy. you know what makes me happy? is that we have nice weather on election day so there it's no excuse to not go out and vote on tuesday.
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>> do your he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america stand for. with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. hillary clinton.
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time now for all of the morning sports headlines. >> here's rob powers. >> game one wasn't perfect but it was a win. last night back in florida,
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stanley cup playoffs trying to get the series back to brooklyn this weekend up 2-0. the islanders tried the same last night. second period florida already ahead. roberto luongo had 40. made it a one-goal game but then the panthers scored an empty netter and that was that. the isles lose 3-1, series tied 1-1. game three tomorrow in brooklyn. the rangers play their second game in pittsburgh later on today. everything points to henrik back on the ice. he took a stick to the eye in the saw a doctor, and there's swelling. >> i feel lucky there that for 20, 30 seconds, i had really bad thoughts going through my head.
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69 years ago yesterday, jackie robinson made his debut. every player, every game where's number 42? third inning, cass very at second base. are you kidding me? a circus catch that turns into a double play. former yankee robinson cano, named in honor of jackie robinson, a couple of hits and rbi here tying the game. chris iannetta takes it deep. yanks start the home stand with the 7-1 loss. just couldn't drive in enough runs. the mets at cleveland last night. fans getting on them for a lack of offense and lack of wins. maybe an early lead would help. conforto and the mets are on top.
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they just couldn't get enough. this is cespedes. four home runs in the game and a win, 6-5. they made it interesting. they did lead 6-1, but it was a win. nba play today. the league says it does not have plans right now to move its all-star game out of charlotte next year despite north carolina's lgbt laws. the nba says it will work to effect change instead. in two years, get ready for a new look in the nba. approving a three-year trial of uniforms. practice jerseys already have them and so do wnba jerseys. another stream of revenue the league says was inevitable. later on today, the warriors and rockets. the road to the nba finals now set to tip off right here on channel 7. that is your morning sports update. whatever happens this weekend, laura behnke's got you covered.
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back hear on monday. much more ahead on this saturday morning. closing in on a new york primary. some are doing so with long distance c at stop & shop, shoppers are discovering low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices.
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it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by millions of small contributions. people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
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oh, happy saturday morning, everybody!
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of us. shoppers there in midtown. there we go. basking in the sunshine. it's about time spring has sprung. let's do the same. it's saturday morning, april 16th. thanks for tuning in. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to the saturday morning edition of "eyewitness news." >> i'm glad to be back with my friends. >> it is good to be back. we're in two different spots right now. michelle's back from vacation in florida relaxed and tanned. i'm fresh off dental surgery so i'm swollen. >> it's great to see you. >> great to be here. >> we're in two very digit spots, but we're together -- different spots but we're together. >> meteorologist amy freeze is impressing us with a beautiful forecast. hey, you? >> it is going to be a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and temperatures are easy to take. yesterday, we had 65 degrees. we get this from lower manhattan.
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we did have 30s north and west, but we begin with 45. this is where you begin. port jervis, you are just about freezing. northwest new jersey, temperatures are in the mid- 30s and low 40s. ice slip is currently at 41. 24-hour temperature change, a few degrees warmer north and west than yesterday at this same time. overnight lows will be mild over the next couple of days. a few isolated spots getting the low 30s. a mention of that for the fragile plants. everybody else soaking up the sunshine and enjoying it. a northeast wind could keep the shore locations and then the waterfront locations just a few degrees cooler. 68 for new york city today. coming up, warmer even tomorrow. temperatures continue to climb for the workweek. those details in the accuweather seven-day forecast. michelle, rob? >> temperatures continuing to climb. beautiful words.
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turning now to the race to the white house. three days now to the big new york primary and all of the white house contenders are keeping their sights here on the empire state. some are doing it from afar. marcus solis is joining us live from the newsroom with more on the candidates who are making state. good morning, marcus. >> good morning, rob. no doubt, there is a bit of a lull today. gop front-runner donald trump is upstate in syracuse. ted cruise is in wyoming. john kasich is in town. he'll be in a synagogue on long island and a deli on the upper east side. bernie sanders called his meeting with the pope a real honor. sanders spoke with pope francis for about five minutes this morning as the democratic candidate's campaign released his 2014 federal tax return. his rival hillary clinton called for the vermont senator to do so during this week's debate. >> i think if you look at the
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much more to try to dump. it out. >> reporter: the return shows sanders and his wife paid taxes. meantime, nearly 100 sanders supporters protested in san francisco. the pricey event hosted by george and amal clooney brought in $30,000 a person and 350,000 per table. demonstrators were vocal about clinton's ties to big money. donald trump was leading the pack here in new york and was making stops upstate today. governor kasich is expected in great neck while senator ted cruz is in wyoming. upstate, the focus for hillary clinton's campaign as well. former president bill clinton will be there campaigning on her behalf. bernie sanders will be back in the city tomorrow at a concert
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a murder in a shelter. he was found in the bellevue men's shelter in kips bay. police say the room was the scene of an obviously bloody struggle. this is another setback for the city's shelter system. four other people have been killed in other attacks in shelters so far this year. a major shake-up at the city's housing authority following a series of deadly elevator accidents in the bronx. five employees have now been disciplined and the head of elevator services has been replaced. they are making changes to improve safety and response to emergencies. among them, training, more accountability and also improved communications. the agency plans to create a building code monitoring system. happening today, the attorneys at the center of a controversial crime documentary
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a murderer" the defense attorneys stopped in new york city before heading to the west coast. avery is serving a life sentence. his lawyers say he's behind bars for a crime he did not commit. well, it was almost last call for a very popular bar in new jersey. now it sits along route 46 passed by hundreds of people every, single day. a new expansion plan was ready to use eminent domain to widen the highway, which would have taken down the beloved bar. >> they decided to go around us, and we're happy because we've been here longer than the highway. >> he says they'll take a third of his property for the expansion but the great notch
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patrons just as it has for three generations now. >> yay! >> don't let the good bars die in america. >> hot stuff. the new firefighter calendar isn't just showing off heroes, it is making history. >> indeed, and we'll tell you why and how. there's a little tease right there. stick around for the 9:00 hour of "eyewitness news." we're learning about a campaign to boost voter turnout in tuesday's primary. we'll have some very surprising stats about voting here in new york and also what legally your
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other news now, the columbus zoo has introduced its newest member to the public. nora the polar bear made her debut yesterday. nora was born back in november and quickly became an internet sensation as photos and videos of the cub went viral after -- [ laughter ] >> people can see nora for about an hour every day, but the zoo says that time will be extended as she continues to grow. >> oh, my goness. >> always my favorite of the day. >> so fluffy. >> very cute. >> that was cute with the cone. >> right? [ laughter ] >> who turned [ laughter ] >> good stuff. >> that video almost brings me as much joy as the weather forecast. >> almost. >> thank you for that. weather taking a trip to the zoo. or you have something wild going on in the backyard. >> that's personal stuff.
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>> i was trying to be poetic with that, but i digress. the weather looks good, so whatever your plans are, you can get out and about and enjoy this. the little league games are a go. no worries about storms. you can focus on what's happening in the yard because the weather is just that nice that we can look over the next couple of days for dry skies. really not seeing any major soaking rains coming for the next several days. if you have planting that you wanted to do and maybe get out and clean out the beds, something like that, before you gorgeous skies. manhattan. you can see the 60% humidity. the numbers coming out of the park of reflective of a normal april morning. easy to take, right?
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we take it past noon 57 then low 60s into the early problems beating yesterday's numbers. it allows for the warmer influence of on average. april at its best really for the tri-state. a gradual warm-up continues for today, tomorrow and even into monday. so i think the hottest temperature of this stretch will be on monday. then our temperatures do stay above average for several days. an early shower cap on tuesday but no real soaking rains like i mentioned for the next several days. accutrack, radar and satellite hardly anything to see. out west is where we find the storms. real weather-makers, too. serious severe storms expected again today and almost a foot of mountain snow for the
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denver, up to a half foot of snow expected today, right? that's going to keep them busy out west, but here, high pressure is in control. really, the eastern half of the u.s. looks good right through the weekend into monday. then we'll see a transition. take the mild temperatures. even when we see the change coming in early in the week, all it does is give us a shower. cools us off only a few degrees. this april spring pattern is here to stay. i should say true april compared to what we had last couple of weekends. tonight, 46 in the city. 30s in the suburbs. it's cool overnight. outlying areas could see temperatures colder in the low to mid-30s. by tomorrow, mostly cold and warmer. watch the gradual warm-up pushing the upper 70s by monday. so we take a today. then a few tomorrow. by monday, we push those numbers to 78. here's the change here. a cold front coming in on tuesday, but only knocks the numbers down a few degrees
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temperatures are in the low 70s. that looks good. that feels good taking us into the last week of april. >> we thought the transition would occur april 15th. pretty nice to look at a forecast like this. michelle, while you with are gone, rob tried to get me to commit to a forecast that would show 60 degrees or better. i said within the next two weeks. i should have doubled down on that. i did not put any money on it. possibility of reward. that's how i do it. >> in my mind, that's how i know it's vic. now here we are. pleas. >> we have a new way for pets
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to the gym with their owners. two people opening a fitness center for both people. finding a way to combat pet obesity. your furry friend can get on a treadmill made just for them. the center adds classes as well for both exercise and obedience. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a hot calendar making some history. why the pages of the now iconic fdny calendars move in equality. a move i vigorously and passionately support. >> that's right. before we go to break, let's look at the day's channel 7 community calendar. >> all of these songs will play. >> they will not play. >> they will play in my head. >> there's a lot going on
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>> this is from 1971, a bob marley classic. this is "sun is shiningp" i open. >> not gonna play. >> roll it! [music] here's what's happening to celebrate earth month at the fifth annual new york green compo. enjoy free cooking demos, inspirational speakers and activities for kids. stop by pop upped a ban in brooklyn to learn more about soil creatures, fungus and decomposition. in manhattan, hmi goes city wide for lgbt youth offering identity empowerment, self- defense and more. head to the children's carnival for a hayride and fun. youth art exhibit is the year long series featuring one of
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in queens, the fourth annual qaog spring festival is the answer. spend the day listening to the up and coming musicians. for more information or submit an event that may be featured on the community calendar, go to abc7ny.com. [ grinding metal ] whoa, that doesn't look good. no, not you. ordinary fuels can clog your engine with dirt. it's like lugging this around... it's dragging down your fuel economy. [ breaking glass ] but over time, using new and improved bp gasoline with invigorate helps clean up that dirt, like hundreds of scrubbing brushes. [ scrubbing bristles ] so that means a cleaner engine, which helps you get more miles per tank. i'll be here if you need me. new bp gasoline with invigorate...
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american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton.
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in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, and the lowest taxes in decades, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in buffalo, where the largest solar gigafactory in the western hemisphere will soon energize the world. and in syracuse, where imagination is in production. let us help grow your company's tomorrow - today - at business.ny.gov well, i've always been one to have a calendar in my office. >> sure. >> i don't know about you, too. this one is different. you'll notice it is a little thicker than most of the calendars. >> yep. >> that's because it has 24.
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>> it's a two-year calendar? >> no, it's one year. it has 27 scenes. the fdny calendar is making history. before they had a woman in the calendar, but they are breaking more barriers. this time the first ever female calendars grace an entire year. emts and paramedics are also being honored in this edition. check it out. the men may have finally met their match. the hard bodies are now on display with a softer side of the calendars. what made you decide to be part of the calendar? >> it is a historic moment where i'm are featured every month so i had to partake in it and show society that we can do untraditional things and make a difference. >> reporter: on the calendar, heroes will never be the same. this is the first time you have a full 12 months of the ladies. >> reporter: sisters both with more than a decade on the job are the june cover models.
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what happens if there's enough women on the job to have a full year? >> reporter: fdny now has 49 women on the job city wide compared to more than 10,000 men. likely a reflection of the high, physical demands of the job. now fit women who can contend are on display. >> we work hard to maintain our physique to do the job. >> of course. >> reporter: it's a reversible edition. that's right, two calendars in one. >> it's all in one. you flip on one side you have the braun. then you flip it to the other side and you have beauty, which is obviously the women. >> reporter: you pay $18 for a double calendar and meet your favorite hero. >> diversity on the job. the evolution of the new fire department. >> giving out batteries and smoke detectors every year. they give out pamphlets and educate the community in the five boroughs. >> reporter: last year, it
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fire safety programs for 740,000 new yorkers. >> i like it. >> wild, right? >> i like it. i was shocked, though. more than 10,000 members of fdny, only 49 women. that is a unique sorority. you'd think there would be more in a city this big in a calendar that's been around tore 20 years. i'm surprised it took this long to get the ladies there. they are due. >> for a while, they didn't have enough women to fill an entire calendar. also, i think the new classes coming out will push them over 50 female firefighters. >> i love that it's both sides. >> yeah. >> double sided, yeah. >> make everybody in the house happy, i guess. >> we've got some cats to share with you. get your paws up for this edition. real cutie pies. some slummerring on a saturday morning. we introduce to you rosie sent in via twitter randy.
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always a popular name. we like to show case these as we roll into baseball season. dot has found something or perhaps was the culprit. not sure. looks like a guilty face to me, though. hashtag them super cat
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good morning to you, paula. >> good morning, michelle. good morning, rob. we do have a full show coming up on gma. fires, landslides and massive after-shocks wrong rocked southern japan. now authorities are frantically searching for survivors as the death toll continues to rise. plus, a seasoned employee at a florida saturday even called a tiger whisper per was attacked and killed on the job by one of the animals that she was so passionate about. we'll tell what you led to that natal attack. >> finally, this is a story no sports fan should miss. a foul ball slams into the stands, striking a fan in the face. apparently it sailed through a hole of the protective netting. so we'll tell you what you need to know the next time you go to the ballpark. i don't know if you have any plans to go but this is something to keep in mind next time you go to the ballpark. >> we're talking about
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>> expanding the netting, but this slipped through the protective netting. that is a big area of concern. just wear a mask. >> my seat's usually so bad i'm in need of oxygen. >> nose bleed section, right? >> yes. thank you, paula. we have just days until the new york primary and the white house contenders are keeping it solo. >> marcus joins us with the very latest. hey, marcus. >> after days of furious campaigning, most of the presidential candidates are out of town and even out of the country. democrat bernie sanders met with pope francis at the vatican calling the meeting a real honor. the supporters state side are busy protesting protesting outside of hillary clinton fund- raiser. donald trump will be upstate in
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ted cruz is in wyoming. now, somewhere upstate, bill clinton will be campaigning on behalf of his wife up there. tomorrow, bernie sanders will be in brooklyn as things heat up a little before tuesday's vote. rob, michelle? the nypd is investigating the assault of a hasidic man. it happens in crown heights. detectives say two young men they believe to be teenagers walked up to a forklift operator on thursday. foley spritzer says one of them distracted him and the other threw a punch. five city housing authority employees have been disciplined and the head of elevator services has been replaced after a series of deadly elevator accidents. they say they are working to improve safety and response to emergencies. the agency says there will be more staff training, more accountability and better communications. they plan to create a building
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we'll get a final check on the forecast. >> it's beautiful outside. it really is. >> not only do the skies look nice. some of the outlying areas in the 30s are quickly seeing their temperatures bounce going for high temperatures in the upper 60s. better than yesterday even. 65 was a top temperature in the city. we could beat that today. all the way down to the battery. it's beautiful blue skies. here's the accuweather seven- day forecast. the high today of 68. tomorrow 72. that could be a top ten day all spring, right? >> yeah! >> more clouds come into play. we hit that 78 earlier and then the cold front comes in to shave a few degrees off of the temperatures with a brief shower. thursday and friday, temperatures are right back into the low 70s. the week ahead looking spring like as we transition late april. we start to stare down may. >> preach it. >> yeah, nice. we turn the corner on the mid- part of the month, and it's
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>> well! >> he's at church. >> hallelujah. >> thank youp. that's gonna do it for us on this edition of "eyewitness news." >> for the entire team on "eyewitness news," thanks so much for being with us. >> we'll be back just before 9:00 with another hour of "eyewitness news." >> until then, everybody, have a great day. enjoy your saturday. good morning, america. the search for survivors after the deadly quakes. the one-two punch in japan, the second jolt even stronger than the first. roads split open. huge mudslides. hundreds of aftershocks,

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