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and that just means a lot to me. [ chuckles ] >> way go go, amanda. we're also happy to report that destiny butler, who went missing last year, is now on her way to college and doing well. we hope you've learned something tonight. if anything, just know you're not alone. i'm diana williams. thanks for joining us. this is new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast.
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good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. we're following breaking news in queens where authorities say police shot and killed a father of five. also, flames jumped to three buildings in new jersey forcing several families out of their. the presidential campaign heats up in new york city. republican and democratic candidates hold events throughout the city in this week's primary. >> good morning, everybody. looking at a live picture of lower manhattan. sun just coming up on what's going to be a busy sunday for us. it is april 17th. good morning, thanks for tuning i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth. we want to get right to the >> authorities say police officers have shot and killed a man early this morning in south ozone park. >> eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live outside jamaica hospital where the victim's family has gathered. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and rob. right now inside jamaica hospital, many of the victim's family and friends here. we're told they all were in
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family birthday party this weekend. they are still waiting as are we still waiting to hear from police about what exactly happened here, but police have confirmed that police officers shot one man in queens earlier this morning. this is some of the video that we have from the scene. it happened around 1:30 this morning in south ozone park around 116th avenue and 135 135th street. we're told that five police officers were called there for some sort of situation. the victim has been identified by family members as george tillman of maryland, the father of five children. we're told that he was with his wife at the time of the incident. i just spoke to the victim's uncle. he says that he was a good young man. >> he was a working young man. and a christian.
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life. you know, a licensed electrician. good man. >> reporter: we know that right now, the victim's uncle, you just saw right there told me that detectives are interviewing the victim's wife right now. clearly she was one of the people there when this entire thing happened. we are still waiting for many details from police. as soon as we get it, we will bring it to you. live in jamaica queens kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. temperatures are feeling a little more spring like this week. yesterday was gorgeous. >> today is better. meteorologist amy freeze filling us in on exactly what's the freeze factor today. >> we're going with a straight up 10. this is probably one of the best spring days we'll have all season. absolutely beautiful. blue skies, sunshine overflow
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in the 70s later this afternoon. getting started. there's a frost advisory in some of the outlying areas. if you're outside the city, it's possible your temperatures are in the 30s. and we have 40s in the boroughs. beautiful as the sun comes up and daylight approaches. highs yesterday, 68 degrees in the city. that was the warmest spot on the map, and so we go for at least a few degrees warmer than that today. it's cold in poughkeepsie. these are the areas that could potentially have frost. 32 for morristown. hopefully they covered the fragile plants. won't take long for the temperatures to rebound and climb this morning. the warming trend continues this weekend, and again, we have cooler shorelines, so if you're down by the coast today, headed to the beach, maybe want to check out the board walks. know the temperatures will be colder there. we're in the 70s in the city, just the mid-60s for some of
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coming up, much more including even warmer temperatures tomorrow and how long does this dry stretch last in the accuweather 7-day forecast. developing this morning overseas. dozens of people have died in an earthquake that hit ecuador. >> the 7.8 magnitude tremor is the strongest one in decades many that area. several homes collapsed, buildings were rattled. one airport has been closed after the control tower suffered significant damage in this earthquake. a state of emergency has been declared for six provinces. again, ecuador being hit by earthquakes. search efforts continue in japan, meantime after back-to- back earthquakes killed more than 40 people there. the search focused near the active volcano. they are working with u.s. military to add aircrafts to recovery efforts there and landslides triggered by locked
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400,000 homes are without running water and 180,000 people are setting in emergency shelters. rob. well, after a somewhat slow saturday, the presidential campaign revs back up here in new york city again. donald trump will rally with voters on staten island. hillary clinton will be on staten island while bernie sanders prepares to take on brooklyn yet again. all of this in an effort to gain momentum ahead of the primary vote on tuesday. >> when we stand together, yeah, we can change the status quo and create a much, much better world and hopefully on tuesday here in new york state we're doing to start that process. >> reporter: after a whirlwind trip to the vatican, bernie sanders moved to the city. he wooed voters in brooklyn talking about faith and equality. >> the idea that we have a 15- dollar minimum wage, the idea
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these are not radical ideas. the establishment wants you to the establishment wants you to think they're radical. >> reporter: two days ahead of new york's primary, hillary clinton wrapping up her trip to california. she told supporters, she has done more than diagnose the problem, she says she has solution. >> can you make a positive difference. well, that's why i have laid out specific plans because i want you to know what i will do as your president. >> reporter: and the democratic front runner had a warm welcome inside, bernie supporters were outside throwing money at her motorcade. donald trump also targeting hillary saying unlike him she is being controlled. >> so i'm self-funding. all of this is mine. when i fly in, it's on my dime, right. and what does that mean. that means i'm not controlled by the special interests, by the lobbyists, and they control crooked hillary, and they control lying ted cruz, right. >> but cruz gets another big victory over trump, sweeping him in delegates in wyoming. as for kasich, he seems to be enjoying his time here in new york. >> i'm currently working on a secret plan to delay the primary so i can spend more time eating in new york. >> we'll take your tax dollars governor kasich, thank you. stay with channel 7 for all of your primary coverage. in our next hour, we're going to sit down with abc news political analyst matthew dow. to talk about what's next and a big half hour at 9:30. we're going to have a live discussion with candidate bernie sanders. he'll be live onset on eyewitness news. tune in for that. and at 10:00, hillary clinton and senator sanders will both
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with george stephanopoulos. that is at 10:00 a.m. after the news here on channel 7 the don't fingering about coverage of the upcoming primary. it's the topic of a special one- hour edition of up close. our guests there also include hillary clinton, bernie sanders. governor john kasich, and payor de blasio, all here on channel 7. catch up close at 11:00. a big day for political coverage here on channel 7. stay with us. a three alarm fire left six families without a home. this happened on charles street. thick smoke could be seen for miles away on the garden state parkway. there are no reports of any injuries. the mayor of bloomfield is asking for people to please donate clothing to the victims. among them, five young girls. authorities are investigating a cyber attack that targeted the newark police department. police officials say a virus shut down some of their
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last week blocking a program to track crime data and others to disrupt officers. it did not disrupt delivery of emergency services and there's no information information was compromised in any way. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, police are looking for the man they say killed another man at a homeless shelter and went onto slash a livery cab driver. survivors of the boston marathon bombing visit the finish line and get a boost from wounded warriors. amy freeze is back with the accuweather forecast. >> we have to go way out west to find weather. that's where the storms are. in fact, that's where we're seeing know, even severe weather. here on the east coast, it's a
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. welcome back everybody. police are looking for a man they say is behind a bloody rampage that stretches from manhattan to queens. the nypd is looking for 53-year- old william smith. they say he slashed a livery cab driver after being picked up in queens. he tried to rob 43-year-old manuel rivera before he turned violent. now his coworkers are on edge. >> i'm very nervous like, you know, all my drivers, they're working to support their family, you know, knowing that this thing happened, you know,
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>> the story gets worse from there. police say smith might also be responsible for killing a man in a homeless shelter on east 30 30th street. we told you about this story over the last two days. as for the cab driver he received 25 stitches. he thankfully is expected to be okay. fairway may be headed toward bankruptcy. a published report says the grocery store chain owner will probably file for chapter 11 in order to restructure by the end of may. at the same time the company is trying to keep most of its well known stores open. fairway reportedly has lost millions of dollars in recent months. >> that's crazy, huh. we are less than a day away from the boston marathon. of course runners are already getting ready. >> but survivors of the 2013 boston marathon bombing have already made an emotional visit to the finish line. they were not alone. hay brought along special
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being treated at walter reed medical center in 2013. some of the wounded warriors will join survivors at the race tomorrow. >> i hope the city comes out in force to cheer them on in their hand cycles and on their prosthetics because they deserve so much admiration for what they are capable of doing. >> we're setting examples of why we're boston strong and why we're american strong. >> the 26.2-mile race starts tomorrow at 9:30:00 a.m. >> good luck to all of those runner and attack care of the -- runners and take care of the strong city of boston. straight ahead on eyewitness news sunday morning. it looks and feels like winter further west in colorado where drivers doctor forced to -- drivers are forced to deal with
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. well, no april showers out in colorado. they're getting snow. lots of it. in fact, their supposed to get so much snow in denver, it's likely to top the monthly norm. travel conditions are dangerous. more than half of all the flights out of denver international airport had been nixed. some places in colorado have already seen almost a foot and a half of snow. what a lovely january we're having. >> my sister jessica says it's awful! awful. sheshe says it's terrible. they're so rude. >> it is rude. >> and they're all locked into the house. >> terrible. >> and it's a blizzard. >> is that normal for them for mid april. that's even weird for them that
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>> it does happen. but it's a lot of snow. usually if you get a spring storm, it's a little bit in the morning and disappears for the afternoon. this not so much. they are on lock down for the weekend. around here, though, wow. rain and sunshine is what it is. >> we'll take it. keep it coming. >> keep it coming is exactly right. i think we can do better today than we did yesterday, especially with the temperatures. we can make it below 70s and get near 80 as the workweek begins. that's not too shabby. we begin with the sun coming up and beautiful skies. just fantastic. look at how the light is hitting buildings. empire state building to one world trade. just a splendid start to the day. we have 45 degrees. 71% humidity. winds are calm. pressure is on the rise. yesterday we hit the temperature we were going for. 68 degrees. we fell into the 40s overnight.
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so ho at 45. brighten beach has 46. bay side 48. yonkers 46. we get a look at the bigger picture, there were cool spots overnight. that means some of the surface temperatures could have been right around freezing. that was the reason for the frost advisory that was issued. remember the beginning of april. we started with almost 80 degrees on the first of the month, and much spent below the average line for the first week of april. we move into the middle part of the month, taking it from the 12 12th to the 17th here, and look at the trend we have been on. above average temperatures. spring settling in for us, and that trend does continue for the second half of the weekend into tomorrow morning, despite the frost advisory which only goes until 8:00 this morning. those areas through north and central new jersey that are still influenced by that, it's basically the fragile plants that have the most concern. beware of that. we could get a night or two more before all is said and
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radar and satellite picture, accu track showing we have beautiful skies looking across the eastern sea board. a little cooler at the coast, that's about all we can say because temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal continues for the weekend. this dry spell holds. if you have been waiting to wash the car, want to get out and do things in the yard, beautiful conditions to do it in, and that's going to be the case the next couple of days. pollen counts are high with maple, juniper, and poplar being the main concerns. 72 for a high. that's a handful degrees warmer than yesterday. plenty of sunshine and the familiar cooler to the coast phrase because of the sea breeze that we'll see. mild tonight, 52 for the overnight low. tomorrow, mostly sunny, even warmer. 78 degrees. that's right. just shy of the 80-degree mark. a lot of warming coming in and then a cool front by tuesday, and that will take our temperatures down back into the mid-60s. still above average this time
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wednesday we've got 66. that's the coolest cool spell that takes us through the middle of the week. temperatures bounce back into to the mid-70s. cool as we're referring to the midst 60s. it's going to feel warm here monday afternoon where we get next to 80 degrees. that will feel the warmest we have had in quite a while. we hit 79 earlier in the month and had a cooler feel to it. temperatures are coming in on monday. we really have the influence of a southerly breeze warming us up. for now, it's very dry. we have a big morning. bernie sanders is coming here. >> bernie sanders will be here at 9:30. very big. talking to us live for a while, actually. >> do you think he'll sit on that side or this side. >> don't know yet. i'll assume he'll be over here. off the record just between us. >> he's sitting over there. chuck's in our ear saying he's sitting over there.
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wanted to be here for the community calendar. >> he wanted to pick the music. i think he's overreaching. >> that's why he's coming. >> interesting. so it will be very interesting. so make sure you stick around. 9:30.
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welcome back everybody. it is 6:25. >> let's talk about some sports. here's laura behnke. >> good morning, everyone, it's
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means not even taking a stick to the eye can keep a player out, not if the player is hendrick lundqvist, three days after sitting out the final period, the king right back in net yesterday afternoon as the rangers tried to even up that series after the penguins struck first. rangers answer rapid fire style. 18 seconds later, derek broussard passed jeff sakhoff. j. t miller the nice pass, 3-1. 4-2 the final rangers win. lundqvist with 29 saves this series, now even at 1-1. >> completed a game, from defense to offense. >> they get a 1-0 lead and that's going to happen. you're going to have to be comfortable being a done a goal and up a goal. it was a good response. it's a race to four, so we'll get ready for game three.
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will debut playoff hockey at barclays center tonight as their first round series against the panthers shifts to brooklyn. that series currently tied at 1- 1 after florida bounced back after a game two win. the buck drops on game three at 8:00. the mets will be without jacob degrom after the pitcher was placed on family emergency leave as he attends to complications can his newborn son jackson. the team did not disclose the severity of the situation. as for that team, baseball, yesterday, the mets and indians continuing their inner league series. curtis granderson leading off the game, for the solo home run. matt harvey was perfect into the 5th inning. trouble after that, jason kipnis, indians would get five runs in the frame. in the 8th, cespedes, gets the
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7-5, the mets fall. closer to home it was the yankees hosting the mariners. carlos beltran, reason for optimism on the 3rd. beltran belt a homer as well. the game got away from sabathia in the 5th. martin taking him deep for the solo home run to tie it. after the mariners took the lead, nelson cruz extended it with the rbi double, proves to be the game winning run. yankees lose their 4th in a row. i'm laura behnke, we're back again with you later tonight after basketball. >> much more ahead on eyewitness news on sunday morning, include ago live look at today's top stories. a man has been shot and killed by police officers in queens. coming up, you'll hear exclusively from the man's uncle in a live report. thank you. also ahead, a big day for the presidential campaign in new york.
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clinton, donald trump prepare for events in our area to compete in this still
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. good morning, everybody want welcome back to eyewitness news. look at that sunrise. easy to wake up on a sunday morning looking at that. not bad at all. what a beautiful end to the weekend, a perfect ten-day on tap. good morning, happy sunday. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to eyewitness news sunday morning. good to have you with us. if you enjoyed yesterday, how about a second cup. >> yes, all of your checks to the weather department have cleared. amy freeze has delivered. thank you in advance. >> a big cup of yummy. >> you're welcome. what a day we have in front of us. yesterday was splendid. the sunshine was abundant and
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68 degrees in central park. today we do better, wall-to- wall sunshine repeating itself, and temperatures climbing quickly. 45 degrees is the temperature currently in central park. there were spots in the outlying areas where we went down to the low 30s. we were able to get to the freezing point in southwest new jersey, though we were after 70 degrees in the afternoon. there could be frost in the outlying areas. we'll add 20 degrees, more to the temperatures on the map. it's going to be very warm this afternoon, and continue to go get warmer. in fact, monday we'll be flirting with temperatures near 80 degrees. here are the areas of the frost advisory which continues until 8:00 a.m. for fragile plants overnight. here's a look at the accu track. hard to find a crowd. it's difficult to care one on the -- scare one on the east coast. 65 degrees by noon. a high today of 72 degrees.
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we'll break down the details of climbing temperatures and how long does it stay dry. those answers all ahead in the accuweather 7-day forecast. rob. thank you very much. and we are following some breaking news this morning out of queens where authorities say a man has died after a police involved shooting. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne spoke with the victim's relatives this morning. she is live outside jamaica hospital with the exclusive interview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob, and first we want to tell everyone that police have confirmed to us that they have recovered a weapon, a gun, at the scene. detectives right now inside jamaica hospital interviewing the man's wife who was with him, we're told by family members, at the time of this incident. i did just speak exclusively with his uncle, the man identified as george tillman of maryland. the shooting happened in south ozone park queens around 116th
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we're told that five police officers were called to the area, again, for what reason, police are not yet telling us at this point. tillman, the father of five was in town this weekend for a family members birthday party. police are not saying how many times he was shot. that is just one of many questions family members now have. >> we're still trying to get answers, but they were not getting anything. >> reporter: again, the family clearly has many questions about what happened here. again, we want to confirm that the nypd says they did recover a gun at the scene. as soon as we get anymore information, we will bring it to you here and online at channel 7 eyewitness -- at abc7ny. thank you so much. this morning, republican presidential candidate donald
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ted cruz made a giant leap in wyoming. tightening the gap between the candidates. >> reporter: the republican race to the white house is getting tighter. ted cruz swept up all of the delegates in wyoming, handing donald trump yet another big loss, but the republican front runner isn't worried. his focus is here in new york, and he says he's the only candidate for the empire state, not john kasich or ted cruz. >> after he talked about new york values and talked about it in such a disgusting way, who in new york would vote for this guy. and who in new york would vote for the other guy who is in favor of nafta. i'm sorry, folks, you only got trump. that's all you have. you have to have him. okay. you will be so happy. you are going to be so happy. >> reporter: in most recent polls, cruz is the least favorite republican candidate
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john kasich is in a distant second, he's still showing his love for the state. >> i couldn't have had a better time in any campaign than being able to campaign in new york. >> reporter: and while a contested republican convention could be on the horizon, it is not a definite just yet. donald trump could still win the nomination and the path to victory starts here in new york. on the democratic side of the aisle, bernie sanders held a rally in brooklyn after his trip to the vatican. sanders talked to supporters about children, about equality, and about faith. he also addressed the prison system in the united states saying we have significantly more people incarcerated than countries like china. >> we are spending $80 billion a year lock up program americans at the federal -- federal americans at the federal, state and local level. that's a lot of money.
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she's expect instead staten island. she told voters in california, she's the only candidate with specific plans laid out. she called out other candidates for diagnoses problems but not offering any suings. we have a lot -- solutions. we have a lot on tap told. we're going to sit down with political analyst matthew dowd for what is next for the candidates. 9:30 we'll have a live discussion with bernie sanders on our anchor desk on eyewitness news. at 10:00, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be special guests with george stephanopoulos, and the upcoming primary is a special edition of up close, our guests include hillary clinton, bernie sanders, jon kasich, and mayor bill de blasio. the u.s. military says it had another chose call with
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before battle rolling over the u.s. aircraft. the military is calling it an aggressive move that could two countries. officials say the u.s. plane did not enter russian territory at any time. this comes after a recent russian fly by over a navy destroyer. police are looking for a man who opened fire inside of a brooklyn nightclub. detectives released this surveillance image of the man outside the social butterfly. that's the name of the club on atlantic avenue in clinton hill. he pulled out a handgun in the club, fired two rounds into the ceiling early yesterday morning. everyone ran out of the club. no one was hurt. it's unclear when the newark city council will consider that tentative agreement between uber and the city. we told you about this story yesterday morning. the mayor's office released details about the deal yesterday. uber has agreed to pay the city a million bucks a year for ten
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uber also agreed to independent background checks on its drivers, driver liability coverage and a zero tolerance policy on drug and alcohol abuse. we'll see what happens with that. coming up on eyewitness news on sunday morning, repairs to the l train tunnel damaged by superstorm sandy will have to wait according to a new plan laid out by the mta. and amy is back with the
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this may be our oddest story of the day. the wedding rings were made of pasta, and the kiss involved sucking on a long noodle. what's to discuss, i like it. new zealand hosted the world's first ever pasta-farian wedding this weekend. it was held on a pirate ship and officiated by the church of the flying spaghetti monster. the religion began in the u.s. as a protest against religion in public schools and it has been battling to gain legal recognition around the world, and new zealand recently weddings. >> we decided to do a pirate wedding because it shows respect to the pasta farian
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descended from pirates. and it's also just such a fun thing to do. way wouldn't you do it. -- why wouldn't you do it. >> seems totally normal to me the wedding feast was of course an all pasta affair. the church also claims global warming is caused by pirates vanishing from the high seas. and that there is a beer volcano in heaven. >> i don't see anything weird about any of that. i'd like to get back the minute we just lost, and i would like to say that their pr firm, whoever they are, are very talented. >> 60 second we'll never get back. >> exactly. now i'm hungry again. >> that made my segment look very important. >> everything else can look pretty normal from now on. >> it's up hill from here. >> fascinating place.
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hopefully you guys were outside. >> it was glorious. filled by my beer volcano, having a good time. >> beautiful, beautiful weather. we hit a high of 68 in central park yesterday. that's what goes down in the books. really nice. and we do better today getting into the 70s. near 80 degrees, after below average days, and the chilly conditions and cold winds, we really do set the stage here for an end to a beautiful weekend and the beginning of a beautiful workweek. 45 right now in central park. humidity 71%. winds are calm, pressure is on the rise, and quite easily, we can take our temperatures, at least 20 degrees warmer. we're near the freezing point. 31 for sussex. really cold overnight, and there were frost warnings posted, so weather alert until 8:00 a.m. for the areas in blue because of the cold temperatures, and of course the planting season.
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throughout the day today. we had no trouble jumping into the 50s by about 8:00, 9:00 this morning, and right through the noon hour, temperatures are in the low to mid-60s. what great weather we have this morning for the pediatric cancer foundation walk-a-thon. hopefully you can make it out there. 79th street rotunda, riverside mark. meteorologist lee goldberg will be out there. this is a chance to not only support a wonderful foundation but cheer on the walker and look for lee and say how about this weather. beautiful skies and a weather pattern that keeps us dry for the next several days. no real worries about storms coming. in fact, the rest of the weekend is dry, and monday looks good at this point, too. tuesday, a weak front, maybe a sprinkle overnight, 10 to 15 degrees above normal is the headline here for us for the next couple of days. temperatures near 80 tomorrow. so really nice weather pattern. we will be cooler at the coast
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today. a light northeast wind. we'll take that at the ballpark too. first pitch is 1:05. hard to beat baseball weather like this in mid-april. 72 degrees is the forecasted high. tonight we're going down to 52. very mild overnight. we could have spots in the 40s in the suburbs. but frost concerns over for tonight, and then tomorrow, even warmer, 78 for the high in the accuweather 7-day forecast calling for temperatures to stay in the 70s until monday afternoon. then we slip into the 60s briefly for the middle part of the week. and thursday we're back to 75. friday, a high of 68 degrees. all these temperatures down the stretch, 74 on saturday are all above the average for this time of year. so we are making up for the below average start to the beginning of the month, and if you look at those two things, starting below average and ending above average, when it comes down to climate, we will be ending as if it were a normal month, but we have lived
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with the low temperatures of course early on and the warmer temperatures upon us now. enjoy. >> i love it. i love every solitary second of it. >> i was trying to stretch through the last part because i thought you were preparing for your next. >> he was preparing. doing some research. >> just waiting. >> it's it. and before we go to break, it's time for the calendar. we are excited to have senator sanders so we have songs with the burn in it. we're going way back here. sing the key line. >> burn baby burn just go inferno. >> this will play. >> s in not going -- this is not going to play. >> not an endorsement. disco inferno, roll it. here's what's happening,
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sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. under a new plan, the salt water damaged l train tunnel will have to hold out for yearly three years. >> the mta board quietly announced friday repair work on the canarsie tube will start in 2019. superstorm sandy sent about 7 million-gallons of corrosive sea water into the tunnel in 2012. roughly 56 miles of communication and power cabling need to now be replaced. again that's being postponed. >> no small task there. wow. when we come back, a computerized program that has nothing to do with sitting at a desk. >> coming up on eyewitness news, we're going to look at a new high intensity workout that puts your 6th athletic sense into play. and of course it's big dog sunday.
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working out your whole thing. >> there's a new version and it's only in new york city. lauren glassberg takes a look. >> welcome to your first ag6. >> reporter: ag for the recreation center called asphalt green, and the 6 for what jennifer green calls for 6th 6th athletic sense. >> strength, mobility, flexibility, endurance speed and your athletic 6th sense which is muscle memory. >> reporter: this triggers the 6 6th sense. >> this is a 45 minute high intensity interval training class, we're going to use your body weight, resistance bands, slam balls, dumbbells a variety of equipment throughout the exercise. >> reporter: what makes it different is it's computerized. we know when to switch stations when the lights change colors and in certain areas, the walls and floors have sensors, to not only challenge you but to monitor your output. >> we can track your progress, whether we're trying to see how fast you hit the targets, how
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fast feet. we'll set a milestone and work throughout. >> reporter: the technology is based out of scene. asphalt green is the only gym in america to offer it. because the intervals are regulated by computer, it frees up the coach to push you harder. >> jump into the two blue. give me one more. go. good. now just walk it back. good job. >> reporter: for many of the exercises you have to hit your targets, making you accountable and also pretty psyched to have tapped into the 6th sense. >> good job you guys. >> reporter: lauren glassberg channel 7 eyewitness news. >> she was having a lot of fun with that. >> i feel healthier having watched that. that's my workout for the day. >> i like a medicine ball. i like a giant heavy, you know, going back to like the 1920s, jumping up and down, jumping jacks. >> maybe we should get rid of
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one of those big. >> people work like that. >> i have seen it. >> and they look fete too. coming none in the next hour, we're going to follow the breaking news from queens, a man from maryland a father of five was shot and killed by police. we're live in jamaica with details on what officers have uncovered from the scene. the race for the white house is intensifying in new york as the candidates kick off a sunday campaign blip. they're going to be all over for the presidential hopefuls are stopping today. again, we're going to promote our interview at 9:30 live here onset, senator bernie sanders will be with us, a lot of great questions leaned up for it. from us, from you, also matthew dowd in our next half hour will be here talking analysis. >> deed. >> which will be great. >> very good. a lot of insight. and we have a warm start to the week. meteorologist amy freeze tells
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channel 7 eyewitness news with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. breaking news at seven, a father of five has been shot and killed by police in queens. we are live at jamaica hospital where the man's family members are speaking out about the deadly shooting. and ecuador is dealing with the strongest earthquake in decades. details on the state of emergency that's now in effect. and politics, the new york primary is two days away. hear the moves the candidates have on their agenda today as they fight to win over undecided voters. >> good sunday morning, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm michelle charlesworth.
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a father of five in south ozone park. >> eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at jamaica hospital where we are learning the latest detailings. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and michelle. family members of the man tell me that he is george tillman of maryland. that's who they identified him as. he was in town this weekend for a family birthday party. police have confirmed to eyewitness news that a gun was recovered at the scene. the shooting happened around 1:30 this morning in south ozone park around 116th avenue and 135th street. five police police officers we're told were involved in this. police are not yet saying how many of those officers fired shots. they are also not saying at this point how many times this man was shot. tillman we're told by family members was a father of five in his 30s. he was pronounced dead at jamaica hospital.
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here all morning trying to get answers from detectives. we just all come together as a family to find out what happened. that's all we want to know. what happened. >> tillman, we're told, by his family members including his aunt, who you just saw right there. that he was with his wife at the time of the incident. she has been interviewed by detectives here at jamaica hospital. as soon as we get anymore information about what exactly happened here, we will bring it to you. for now, we are live in jamaica queens. i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. >> a sad story, and very weird. let's check in with amy freeze to get a look at the sunday weather. >> yesterday's afternoon turned out to be spectacular. a high of 68 degrees. today, even better. we're starting outside with beautiful sky conditions. the sun has come up and it is splashing around the entire tristate with temperatures easy
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degrees. we have colder temperatures that are out north and west of the city, so sort of the outlying areas. we have cold numbers overnight. 31. sub freezing in sussex, but don't let it concern you. not a lot will stop the temperatures. a quick climb underway with the sunshine and beautiful, beautiful skies. so getting maybe 20 to 25 degrees warmer than we are right now shouldn't be much of a problem. that will put us at temperatures that were higher than yesterday. as i said, not much to slow us down. high pressure is in control and all along the eastern sea board, beautiful skies and no big changes in the weather pattern in the next several days. 65 by noon, and 72 is the forecast high in new york city. a reminder that we have a bit of a sea breeze, heading down the shore to the board walks, note that those temperatures will be just a bit cooler. coming up near 80 degrees in the accuweather 7-day forecast, rob. thank you, perfect weather
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the presidential candidates are ramping up their campaign as we enter the final days ahead of the new york primary on tuesday. front runners donald trump and hillary clinton both have events in staten island today while bernie sanders is set to make a visit back to his native brooklyn. >> when we stand together, yeah, we can change the status quo in and create a much much better world and hopefully on tuesday, here in new york state, we're going to start that process. >> after a whirlwind trip to the vatican, bernie sanders returned to the city last night. he wooed voters in his native brooklyn talking about faith and equality. >> the idea that we have a 15- dollar minimum wage, the idea that we don't have the highest rate of childhood poverty in any major country on earth, these are not radical ideas. >> reporter: rival hillary clinton wrapping up her trip in california. she told supporters she is the only candidate who has done more than diagnose the problem.
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>> i have played out specific plans because i want you to know what i will do as your president. >> reporter: while the democratic front runner had a warm welcome inside, bernie supporters were outside throwing money at her motorcade. donald trump also targeting hillary saying unlike him, she is being controlled. >> that means i'm not controlled by the special interests, by the lobbyists and they control crooked hillary, and they control lying ted cruz. right? >> but cruz gets another big victory over trump, sweeping him in delegates in wyoming. as for kasich, he seems to be enjoying his time here in new york. >> i'm currently working on a secret plan to delay the primary so i can spend more
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>> it is a good place to eat. stay with channel 7 for all of your primary coverage. later this hour we're going to sit down with abc political analyst matthew dowd, get insight from him what is next in this roadways, and of course as we have been saying all morning at 9:30. join us for a live onset discussion at the anchor desk. bernie sanders is going to join us here on eyewitness news, and after that, at 10:00, hillary clinton and sanders will be special guests on this week with george stephanopoulos. again, that's at ten, and the upcoming primary is the focus of a special one-hour edition of up close. the guests on that show will be hillary clinton, bernie sanders, john kasich, and mayor de blasio. big day for all you political junkies out there. all this on channel 7 at 11:00. stay with us. 7:06. developing this morning, dozens of people have died in an
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the 7.8 magnitude tremor is the strongest one in decades in that area. several homes literally collapsed. buildings were rattled. one airport has been closed after the control tower suffered significant damage. a state of emergency has been declared for six provinces. search efforts continue in japan after back-to-back earthquakes there killed more than 40 people. the search is focused near japan's most active volcano. japanese officials say they are working with the u.s. military to add aircraft to recovery efforts because landslides triggered by the quakes have blocked roads and destroyed bridges. more than 400,000 homes are without running water, and 180,000 people there have taken emergency shelter. so much going on. >> a lot, ecuador and japan. coming up on eyewitness news sunday morning, police are on the hunt for a man suspected in separate slashings in manhattan and queens.
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this morning. also ahead, newark police have been targeted by hackers. details on the cyber attack that interrupted department operations you haven't here in the accuweather center, we are -- operations. here in the accuweather center, we are tracking temperatures. 70s to end the weekend and 80s by tomorrow.
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there are no reports of any injuries. mayor bloomfield is asking for people to donate clothing to the victims. among them, five young girls. again, no injuries in that. police are looking for a man they say is behind a bloody rampage that stretched from manhattan to queens. the nypd is looking for 53-year- old william smith who they say slashed a livery cab driver after getting picked up in queens. he tried to rob 43-year-old manuel rivera before he turned violent. now coworkers are on the edge. >> i'm very nervous like, you know, my drivers are out there working to support their family. and you know, knowing that this thing happened, you know, not secure and it's crazy. >> police say smith might also be responsible for killing a man in a homeless shelter on east 30 30th street.
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received 25 stitches. thankfully he is expected to be okay. police in the bronx are searching for a suspect in a stabbing. investigators say this man, 31- year-old anthony ramos got into a fight behind his apartment building with another man. ramos punched the victim in the face and stabbed him in the back, and stomach. ramos ran away. police have not found him. the victim did survive. the nypd says yesterday's cash for guns buy back in queens was a good success. the 105 precinct tweeted this photo of the dozens of working guns taken off the street. 89 in total, including two assault weapons and 46 revolvers. people who turned in their guns at the emanuel temple were given anywhere from 25 to 200 bucks, no questions asked. a favorite and famous grocery store in new york may be headed towards bankruptcy.
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a published report says the grocery store owner will probably file for chapter 11 in order to restructure by the end of may. at the same time, the company is trying to keep most stores open. fairway has reportedly lost millions of dollars in recently months. no explanation why, however. authorities are investigating a cyber attack that targeted the new york police department. police officials say a virus shut down computer systems for three days, blocking access to a program used to track and analyze crime data, and another to dispatch officers. police say the attack did not disrupt the delivery of emergency services and there's no indication information was compromised during the attack. let's lighten the mood a little. shall we? nothing like big dog sunday. amy, what's shaking. i have been inspiring this morning for a little brotherly
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no april showers in colorado. it's just all snow. supposed to get so much in denver that it's likely to top the monthly norm for the city. travel conditions pretty treacherous out there. more than half of the flight out of denver international airport have now been canceled. some places in colorado have already seen almost a foot and a half of snow. yes, folks, this is mid april. denver. she's a real estate agent and she had some compliants clients in from california -- clients in from california, who drove their car. which is not four wheel drive. >> california? >> from california to denver, they drove their car without four wheel drive, looking at the house, they got stuck in one of the address. i don't know if they're still moving to denver or not. >> they are never doing that again. >> only people that like to see that are the skiers. they love it. >> it's going to be fantastic
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and some of the resorts. for us around here. >> all of colorado is high country. >> compared to us, it's all high country. when you're in denver, you live in the valley, actually, and the high country surrounds you, and the big 14ers, those 14,000- foot peaks. that's what you look up to. a little different for us, huh. 300. looks good outside. 45 degrees in central park. humidity 71%. pressure is on the rise. high pressure that's in control over the entire area is keeping us with clear skies, and even overnight, these clear skies affect the weather because they allow the heat of the day to escape very quickly. north and west of the city, we have sub freezing temperatures last night through northwest new jersey so frost forming in parts of north and central new jersey overnight. sparta is up to 34. west orange has 43. it's a very rapid climb because of the bright sunshine.
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have beautiful weather. looking back to the 12th, we have been trending this above average line nicely, and today we get into the low 70s. it doesn't stop there. warmer temperatures expected for tomorrow. on accu track, we look for changes, any potential weather patterns that would shift what we have, and it's just not happening. the rest of the weekend looks really good. no showers or anything else to slow down the warm up. for that reason, we go with temperatures in the low to mid- 70s today, and near 80 degrees tomorrow. it's also a very nice dry spell where we won't have rain for the next couple of days. the car wash is on. that's for sure. the next couple of the days, you've got beautiful conditions. 10 to 15 degrees above normal. and the only wrinkle is cooler at the coastline because of the sea breeze. a northeast wind, we'll see that at the ballpark. game time at 1:05. beautiful day for the yankees to play. for sunset times, this is something that we look at as we
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towards a new month coming in here in less than two weeks. by the first of may, close to 8:00 p.m. for sunset time. a real change coming for the daylight hours. i think you'll really start to notice it here in the week ahead. temperatures overnight are in the low 50s. it's going to be mild and tomorrow warmer, 78 degrees. the accuweather 7-day forecast. here's a look at it, the numbers do fall off. these high temperatures fall off tuesday and wednesday back to the 60s. they bounce right back up to 75 on thursday. it's warmer again. degrees. and especially with the beautiful temperatures, you're out longer, and seems leek you're just being able to sort of stretch the day, that sunset time will feel just a little bit different in changing up as much as almost 20 minutes between now and may 9th. >> the accuweather 7-day forecast, no rain, significant rain in the forecast down the stretch. maybe by saturday.
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front in here. for right now it looks dry. >> we have sunshine pouring in the studio. gorgeous. >> and the majority of the days are in the 70s. not 60s. 70s i would say. >> 70s are winning. >> i know. showing off.
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two hundred thousand dollars an hour for them. but not even fifteen bucks an hour for all americans. enough is enough. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. time now for the morning sports headlines at 7:22. >> here's laura behnke. >> good morning, everyone. it is playoff time in the nhl, which means not even taking a stick to the eye can keep a player out. not if that player is hendrick lundqvist. the king right back in net yesterday afternoon as the rangers tried to even up the
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struck first, rangers answer rapid fire style. 18 seconds later, derik brassard passed zach, and the rangers take the 2-1 lead. they did not let up. j. it. miller -- jt miller, 3-1, 4-2 the final. >> we just played a complete game, started from defense to offense, and everybody kind of felt the momentum shift. >> they get a 1-0 lead. that's going to happen. you're going to have to be comfortable being down goals and up goals. it was a good response after they scored. we will get ourselves ready for game three. >> as for the islanders, they will debut playoff hockey at bar kays center tonight as the -- barclays center tonight. that series tied at 1-1 after florida bounced back with a game two win. the puck drops on game three at 8:00.
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con degrom after the pitcher was placed on family emergency leave as he attends to complications with his newborn son jackson. the team did not disclose the severity of the situation. as for the team, baseball, yesterday the mets and indians continuing their inner league series. curtis granderson leading off the game sends that out for the solo home run, while matt harvey he was perfect into the 5th 5th inning. trouble after that. jason kipnis, rbi double. five runs, all charged to harvey. time for a come back. cespedes, 3-run home run, that cut the lead to 2, david wright the grounder for the final out of the game, 7-5. mets fall. closer to home, yankees and mariners, carlos beltran reason for optimism on the third.
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tiara to score. the game -- mark teixeira to score. nelson cruz, rbi double proves to be the game winning run as 3- 2 the yankees do indeed lose their 4th in a row. that's your morning look at sports, i'm laura behnke. we're back again with you later tonight after basketball. much more ahead on eyewitness news sunday morning, coming up, including a look at today's top stories. a man has been shot and
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welcome back to eyewitness news, taking a live look at the sunshine outside. absolutely glorious on this sunday morning, april 17th. so enjoy. good morning, everybody. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> and i'm rob nelson. it would be a good day to do the show outside. we need a little outdoor studio. you know, on the water. >> i like it. >> i think it would be good. >> have a breakfast drink, like a mimosa. >> something else. >> stop it. meteorologist amy freeze it is already almost what, 50 degrees outside and it's just so nice. >> that's right. and i have weather maps will travel, so if the show goes on the road, i'm ready. >> next weekend, we'll see if it's in the budget. >> my clicker is very transportable. >> very good.
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>> as we start off this morning, beautiful skies, lots of sunshine. temperatures are going to be easy to take again today. we end the weekend, i think even better than it started. we've got temperatures already in the mid-40s, and it's going to feel nice through the afternoon, so if you actually liked yesterday, and you thought, oh, this is pretty good, i could put up with this weather, we have a nice stretch coming your way, which not only keeps the warm temperatures around but also dry skies. we jumped to 46 in central park, and we are looking for highs today in the upper 60s to low 70s. so we beat yesterday's temperatures, if we get to that mark. 48 nor yonkers, bayside at 49, and brighten beach has 47 degrees. a reminder we're cooler at the coast, a light sea breeze will keep temperatures warmer. you're headed to the board walk, beware. belmar, and wrightstown at 39. a reminder that temperatures will stop in the mid- to upper 60s. wall-to-wall sunshine on the accu track.
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coming our way. high pressure is in control, and keeps the rain at bay for the next several days. enjoy, 72 the forecast high. coming up, we'll talk even warmer temperatures tomorrow and down the stretch in the accuweather seven day how many 70s can we get in. those details are all straight ahead. rob thank you very much. and we continue to follow breaking news out of queens this morning where a man from maryland was shot and killed by police. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at jamaica hospital with details on what officers have recovered from the scene and what the man's relatives are now saying about what happened here. >> reporter: well, good morning, rob. yes, still waiting for many details from police for us, and so is the family members also waiting for more information, but they tell me that this man, yes, was in town this weekend from maryland for a family birthday party. his family members have been inside jamaica hospital trying to get information from
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a man earlier in queens this morning. it happened around 1:30 this morning in south ozone park around 116th avenue and 135 135th street. five police officers we're told were involved in this. police say they did recover a gun at the scene. the man who was shot, family members have identified as george tillman of maryland. they say he was a father of five in his 30s. i spoke exclusively with the man's uncle who said tillman was a good person. >> he was a working young man. and a christian, a good father. and he loved life, you know. a licensed electrician. good man. >> reporter: his uncle tells me
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was with his wife at the time of this incident. she has been interviewed by detectives here at jamaica hospital. live in jamaica queens, i'm kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news the race for the white house is intensifying as the republican hopefuls try to make gains in the delegate count. while donald trump leads the race, ted cruz made a significant leap in wyoming >> reporter: the republican race to the white house is getting tighter. ted cruz handed donald trump yet another big loss. the republican front runner isn't worried. his focus is here in new york, and he says he's the only candidate for the empire state, not john kasich or ted cruz >> after he talked about new york values, and talked about it in such a disgusting way, who in new york would vote for this guy. and who in new york would vote
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favor of the nafta. i'm sorry folks you've only got trump. you will be so happy. you are going to be so happy. >> reporter: in most recent polls, cruds is the least favor -- cruz is the least favored candidate among new yorkers. and john kasich is in a distant second, he's still showing his love for the state >> i couldn't have had a better time in any campaign than being able to campaign in new york >> reporter: while a contested republican convention could be on the horizon, it is not a definite just yet. donald trump could still win the nomination and the path to that victory starts here in new york. >> democratic side osteal, bernie sanders held a rally -- of the aisle, bernie sanders held a rally in brooklyn talking to supporters about equality and faith and addressed the prison system in the united states saying we have significantly more people incarcerated than countries
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>> we are spending 80 billion- dollars a year to lock up fellow americans at the federal, state and local level. that's a lot of money >> hillary clinton reasons to new york today. -- returns to new york today. yesterday she told voters in california she is the only candidate with specific plans. she called out other candidates for diagnosing problems but not offering any specific solutions. >> back here in local news this morning,less are investigating what caused a guest to fall out of the 10th floor of a hotel on the upper west side. all this happened at the days hotel on west 94th yesterday afternoon. police say the man fell from a 10th floor hallway window. he landed on a shed and is now in critical condition. investigators are trying to determine whether he fell by accident or whether he jumped or was even possibly pushed. police are hoping someone will recognize a suspect in
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have happened in manhattan. detectives say since last september he has stolen more than $10,000 from 8 banks. the latest robbery was friday afternoon at the san tan bank on broadway on the upper west side. as he usually does, the bandit handed the teller a note simply demanding money it's unclear when the newark city council will consider a tentative agreement that has been made between uber and the city. uber agreed to pay the city $1 million a year to operate at newark airport. uber agreed to independent background checks on drivers, driver liability coverage and a zero tolerance policy on drug and alcohol abuse. coming up next on eyewitness news sunday morning, the race for the white house is intensifying as the candidates kick off a sunday campaign blitz. abc news political analyst
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welcome back. >> it's nice outside. >> soak it in. >> you said it's going to be a ten today. >> a ten. yesterday was a nine. >> how is your move. >> only because i want to be a ten today. i want to build up to it. >> you want to build the drama. >> i respect that. >> i was in a good mood yesterday with the nine, but really good mood today. >> beautiful. >> it's gorgeous to have a weekend filled with sunshine and temperatures that are this easy to take. no threats of storms around. it really is a beautiful day out there, and hopefully you can take advantage of it. a lot of people doing things outdoors. the city was full of folks on the sidewalks and streets. it was so active yesterday and to see people enjoying it, and being able to have worry free
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haven't had for the last two weekends in a row. 46 degrees in central park. humidity 66%. if you're heading down the shore, you want to catch a little of the sand, well, know that the temperatures are going to be a couple degrees cooler in those locations because of the northeast winds. it's chilly for morristown. sussex has 33 degrees. areas north and west through north and central new jersey, we did see the numbers fall right to the freezing point. a little bit of frost on some of the plants, fragile planting this time of year can go either way, so we have cold numbers last night. it warms up quickly. we go back to the 12th of the month, and take the trend, above average since the 12th and really beautiful conditions that continue to climb. so if you like the numbers warm, not just today, but even into tomorrow, we could be near 80 degrees, and looks like you will finish up the month with above average temperatures. accu track, eastern sea board looks good. high pressure is in control, all of the crazy weather has
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weekend, and we are talking -- out west here over the weekend, and we are talking about severe storms, flooding rain through texas today. meanwhile, we have a dry spell that holds, temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above the normal. and the only wrinkle we can come up with is cooler conditions at the coastline. outdoor activities including all games are a go. yankees playing at 1:05. first pitch, 64 degrees. a light northeast wind. beautiful for baseball. plenty of sunshine. 72 in the city. tonight temperatures will fall to the 50sment mild compared to the last couple of nights where we have seen 30s and 40s across the area. tomorrow, mostly sunny, we'll get a head start with the temperatures, with those 50th overnight. getting to 78 seems like a probability. and w. -- widespread with temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s. it is warm, breezy and cool for tuesday and wednesday. these days we fall back into
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thursday we are back to 75. friday, 68 and then saturday, this is the time period late friday into saturday where we could see front coming through that would bring rain showers or thunderstorms for us. until then, our temperatures are well above average and dry skies, so the car wash is on. hey, if you're up this morning, and you're heading over to the pediatric cancer foundation walk is on the 79th street boat basin in riverside there. meteorologist lee goldberg will meet you out there, and what a wonderful event that always is. we'd love to have you joan us for it, and w -- join us for it, and wabc has been a part of it for a long time. such a wonderful cause and lee always enjoys going out there. >> love the kids, love the babies, love the children. thank you amy. coming up on eyewitness news sunday morning, two more days until new york voters head to the polls. matthew dowd is here to discuss what the white house hopeful need to do in the final stretch
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before we go to break, let's look at the channel 7 community calendar, any offerings. it's not going to play. >> we're doing special remixes because senator sanders will be here at 9:30 to talk to us live. we're competed about that. so all remedicalmedicalmedical examiners -- remixes are not an endorsement but this is a remix of the talking heads classic. >> it's not going to play. >> it is going to play in my head, burning down the house. >> here's what's happening, celebrate earth month at the 5 5th annual new york green festival expo. enjoy free cooking demos, live entertainment, inspirational speakers and activities for kids. head to the fair for music, dancing, singing, phaenogams and educational activities. it's earth day in prospect park, cast a line, try to hook a fish. face-to-face with birds of
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which is rare, offering the most delegates of any contest left on the primary calendar until the biggest prize, that's june 7th. we're joined by abc news political analyst, matthew dowd uneventful. >> normal thing. >> how pivotal is new york. >> it's huge. it's never mattered before in all of the elections that we have watched oh the last 30 years. new york's never mattered in the process. it matters on both sides of the aisles. it matters for the republicans because it could get donald trump's mo jo back, it looks like he's going to we know and win convincely after his loss -- to win convincingly after his loss in worship and for the democrats -- in wisconsin. and for the democrats, it's bernies last stand. he needs to change the race and winning in new york, beating hillary clinton who was a u.s. senator from here in new york would change that conversation, so both sides, it's big time important.
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versus super delegates, don't the super delegates widen the gap wean hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> neither one of them can clinch the nomination at this point with pledged delegates, with delegates chosen by the states. they each need the super delegates and hillary clinton has a 300 or 400 vote advantage among super delegates and the republicans have their version of super delegates, called unbound delegates and i don't think the republican nominee can bin through this process. they're going to have to get unbound delegates. both will be facing a convention where the voters are taken out of it by the time the convention begins. >> there seems to be what's going to happen over the next few months, we're going to go through a an interesting civics lesson to learn that our democracy isn't as direct, vote of the people, as we like to say. there's a lot of back door stuff going on. >> i think you can give credit to bernie sanders and donald trump, and a lot of people are
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establishment is against hem, and they have surfaced the idea that the system is rigged. the rules are known and everybody can find out the rules, but the system is rigged in a way that the voters don't ultimately have the power, and the voters watching this thought they did but when they head into a convention they're going to realize, how could this happen in wyoming and colorado, they had no idea about in until we go through this thing. >> explain. the rules were known, but then now people are saying there are no rules. once that door closes, we can decide this. >> there are rules. but they're the rules only a few thousand people get to be a part of the process, and i think most people thought one man, one woman, one vote, and in the end in the process, the democratic primary and the republican primary, not so much. it's a sort of antiquated system that start in the 1800s. before it never mattered, this
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>> seems like the collision is between what the people want and what the party infrastructure and party leaders want. that's the collision course we're on. >> i think that's what donald trump's argument is. and i think bernie sanders argument to a degree is that. i think ultimately the clash is between the party structure that was set up in this way that never mattered before. nobody cared about what the rules committee did, what the convention committee did. basic you got a nominee and the conventions were a four day broadway show. now they matter, and the rules committees and who gets to get what rule and what credentials and all that are going to decide this race. >> what is your gut on what happens in july. who are the last two standing? i think donald trump is going to have a massive delegate lead. i don't think he probably has the total number by the time he finishes this process, but i think right now the odds favor donald trump, and the odds
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more so than donald trump. she has a big lead among pledged delegates, super delegates in the course of this. we're headed towards a new york subway battle in the general election between two people that basically represent new york. >> from new york. >> with all of this exposed do you think we'll see a change in the way elections are run in the future. do you think anything that far reaching could happen out of all of this. >> i think this year is going to be an accelerator to a change in the status quo system. i think we're going to develop in the after math of this year, a lot of people are going to run in different parties. they're going to say how did this happen. this system doesn't work. the rules don't reflect what the voters want, and so outside of this, i think you're going to see around the country, a lot of people running as independent from the two parties, which i think is a great thing for the country. >> in order you're going to have a busy summer and fall. >> very busy summer and fall. >> stay tuned as we like to see. always appreciate your insight.
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stay with channel 7 for all of your primary coverage this morning. senator bernie sanders will join us live in studio, that's coming up at 9:30: and sanders also sits down with george stephanopoulos on this week. fellow democrat hillary clinton will also be on that show. that's coming up at ten. right after eyewitness news at nine. then at 11:00, if you haven't had enough, be sure to catch a special one hour edition of up close, hillary clinton, john kasich, and mayor de blasio, and bend all guests during -- bernie sanders all guests during that hour the that's at 11:00 here on channel 7. >> thank you so much for being with us matt 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
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coming up in just a few minutes, gm a's weekend edition. good morning to you dan. >> may, michelle, hey rob. coming up on gma we are leading with another large and fatal earthquake, this in the south american country of ecuador following two quakes in japan making this the third big event in three days in what's known as the ring of fire that encircles the pacific ocean as rescuers search for survivors, we're going to have the latest from ecuador and japan. and in politics, donald trump feeling the sting of defeat losing all of wyoming's 14 delegates to ted cruz overnight. hillary clinton pulling in big bucks that sold out events out in california hosted by the
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clooney. george stephanopoulos will be here to break it down for us and a mechanic at a car dealership caught red handed taking a customer's car out for a joyride, the story and how to protect your vehicle. it's all coming up on gma. a little bit of a ferris bueller situation. >> i was going to say. >> exactly. >> i can see those guys jumping. >> never gets old. >> it doesn't. it doesn't. >> thank you, dan. we'll be watching. >> take care. 7:56 right now. thank you, dan, in our top stories we are following breaking news out of queens, a police officer shot and killed a man in south ozone park. >> eyewitness news report reporter kristin thorne is live in jamaica queens. >> reporter: the family members have been at jamaica hospital all morning trying to get answers from detectives. police say they have recovered a gun at the scene. this is a picture of the weapon
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at the scene in south ozone park. this all happened at 1:30 this morning around 115th avenue and 135th street. family members have identified the man as george tillman of maryland. he was a father of five, in town for a family member's birthday this weekend. five police officers involved in this incident. what happened leading up to this. we don't know at this point because police are not telling us. tillman we're told by family members was with his wife at the time of this incident. family members tell me she has been interviewed by detectives here at jamaica hospital. we are live in jamaica queens, kristin thorne channel 7 eyewitness news. lots of questions there, thank you. authorities are investigating that cyber attack that targeted the police department in newark. police officials say a virus shut down some of their computer systems for three days last week and blocked access to
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analyze crime data the attack did not disrupt the delivery of emergency services and there's no indication any information was compromised. let's talk about happy things, get a check on the forecast. >> worry free weather is nice, beautiful skies today. lots of sunshine, yesterday was good, we hit a high of 68. today even better. 72. and we're not stopping there. the warm up does continue. we end the workweek with very pleasant conditions. tomorrow warmer, the accuweather 7-day forecast, breezy and cooler, 65 on tuesday. a bit of a cool down, and crank it up to 75. warm again on thursday, friday and saturday. temperatures are above the average line. we are also dry down the stretch. not looking for my rain showers, no super soakers in the immediate future. so beautiful weather, enjoy it. >> sunny and dry. >> perfect day to welcome bernie sanders on our set at 9:30. don't forget to stick around for the 9:00 hour. >> that forecast is huge. we love it. we love it.
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>> we have a lot of questions for hem, and questions from our viewers as well. >> going to be good. >> thanks for being with us. >> i'll be here. >> we'll be here as well. i'm mri mri. >> -- i'm michelle charlesworth. i'm rob nelson thank you for being with us. get ready to vote on tuesday. we'll have great weather so no excuses there. get out there and be heard no matter who you're voting for. have a great day. we will see you at 9:00 for now. stick around for good morning america. / good morning, america. breaking overnight. another earthquake. a powerful shaker strikes ecuador. the strongest in decades. the urgent rescue efforts going on right now. and after double quakes in

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