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finally tonight, sammy davis junior once famously said there's nothing that can match broadway for stature and dignity. theater's most brilliant luminaries pay tribute to prince. last night shining purple. the cast of hamilton playing tribute to the musical legend. the star leading the cast in a rendition of "let's go crazy".
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and a block away another broadway salute. the cast of "color purple" led my jennifer hudson performing nothing other than "purple rain purple rain >> wow. how cool was that? it was a writer who said death ends a life, not a relationship. for those who loved prince and his music, that relationship
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calls for action tonight after a worker is killed on the construction site. the work site shut down for safety violations. good evening everyone, i'm bill ritter. >> i'm shirleen allicot. the family is speaking out for the first time tonight, only to eyewitness news. we have the exclusive story. >> reporter: the department of buildings has issued another
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death. the department explains that they are issued before the scaffolding here. the victim's family asking and wondering if this could have been prevented. >> reporter: he was finishing up the work day on thursday afternoon here at this construction site. the close childhood friends said that the 27-year-old was headed for his westchester county home when he was hit and killed by a wood plank that fell from a scaffold near hudson and leroy street. >> reporter: when officers arrived they found him unconscious with severe neck and back injuries. he was pronounced dead. the department of building spokesperson says that the construction accident happened while scaffolding was being dismantled at the luxury condo development.
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hat when he was hit. >> it is sad to find out that something happened like that. i'll never see him again. >> reporter: he lived with his uncle in porchester coming from mexico nearly a decade ago, dreaming of a better life. >> he worked a lot. working for his family. his mom is in mexico right now and i mean he was the only support she had. >> the the funeral is scheduled for this weekend. no details yet to be provided to us. the company doing the work on this project in charge of this project have yet to release an official statement. reporting live in the village i'm carolina leid. >> a developing story for the missing 11-year-old girl found safe.
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night searching for her. with that non-custodial mom. an arrest after a 7-year- old boy is hit by a stray bullet in patterson, new jersey. he was playing with his sibling in february when the shot were fired. a stray bullet came through the window and hit him in the shoulder. police arrested 29-year-old justin pope who faces charges including attempted murder. an arrest in this purse snatching. he is shown stealing a purse from a grandmother on an mta bus as her grandson sits on her lap. the boy has been charged with grand larceny. the last one they assaulted a man from behind.
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here is live news reporter a.j. ross. >> it is surprising that it happened around here. >> they were linked to two back- to-back neighborhoods. you can see the trio approach the victim from behind and then proceed to beat him with a rock before robbing and leaving the 32-year-old in critical condition. >> it's scary, you know you. don't expect people to jump up at you. the 25-year-old victim was kicked and punched in the head and body. >> i am very upset. it is getting worse. >> reporter: people who live nearby they say that they will remain on guard. >> i will let people know if i
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>> reporter: channel 7 eyewitness news. now to the latest on prince. it could be weeks before we know what caused his death. the body was turned over to his family with no signs of trauma or suicide. >> it was a complete exam. several of the pieces garth will be sent to laps for further testing. >> reporter: prince was last seen alive wednesday night, found unresponsive thursday morning at the studio complex outside minneapolis. he was pronounced dead a short time later. the memorial outside his studio complex continues to grow. in a tribute to prince, amc theaters in our area will be showing his 1984 film "purple rain," starting tomorrow. they started the tribute early with one showing.
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new york and new jersey theaters through thursday. and tonight in harlem, people will continue to pay tribute to prince with the memorial outside the apollo theater. tonight stirring up the new interest. the body of the 31-year-old who found them 15 months ago stranded in the wooded area of the ocean county town of lakewood. she lived in the river where the two kids were reported missing two days before the body was found. now they are putting out that word for new clues to help solve -- to help solve this case. packages were disappearing. they decided to install that security camera and that this is what they discovered. someone walking up to the home. and they were just taking that package. they spoke to eyewitness news tonight. >> i always thought that, you
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deliver to a different address. that it got delivered. but the thing is that i don't have any proof and now i have that to prove it and that it is the guy that stole my package. >> as they found a box a block away, but empty. police are alerting residence to try to identify this thief. a man hunt is underway in ohio for the shooter or the shooters who killed eight people. all the victims, members of the same families. their bodies were found in four different homes in the appalachian mountain region about 80 miles east. seven adults and the teenage boy were shot in the head treatment children were left alive, including a four-day-old baby. >> it is heartbreaking. i mean, the one mom apparently was killed in her bed with the four-day-old right there. >> there is a strong possibility that any individual involved with this are armed and extremely dangerous. >> reporter: the authorities say that there is no sign that
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themselves. now to 2016 in a bold statement tonight from the republican national committee who said that the gop will not, quoting now, hand the nomination to a candidate that does not win the majority of delegates. if they do necessary delegates they will pick their nominee at the contested convention. even if they fall short of the majority requirements. meanwhile candidates are gearing up for another super tuesday. they all have been in those polls next week. both holding events tonight in pennsylvania and holding votes over the weekend. around the world tonight, the israel center hosted a
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east side. there are many public dinners like this one. new at 11:00, concerns about toys that may be sold at local stores with the high levels of lead. after almost hitting 80 degrees today we have fallen down into the lower 70s. just incredibly mild for this time of the night. this time of the year. some showers are showing up as they might linger into a part of the area here. we will talk about that in your full accu weather forecast. you have to see this. surviving a frightening accident when that piece of medal came crashing into her car.
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a worker in trouble tonight after tumbling down into a trench.
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into a trench about 15 feet deep. the site is near the jewish medical center and good thing too because in that emergency room area, the doctor rushed to the scene to help. >> i saw that we cannot really do anything for this guy in there and except just not make it worse. to hold his head to make sure there is no movement to the spine. there is high risk of the neck fracture. the extent of his injuries are the port authority that operates newark liberty airport has raised concerns about their provision where they will pay the city $1 million a year and airport. most of the airport is within the new york city limits and the port authority, they will lease the land from the city. a shuttered windshield. the shuttered windshield that will be coming this close to shattering a woman's life. this close. state police in massachusetts
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handgun driving -- the woman was driving when the piece of metal came through the windshield. she was glad that she was wearing sunglasses to protect her eyes from the glass shard that flew at her. some jewelry-making kits by crazy art contain parts with up to 10 times the amount of lead allowed by federal limits. the kits were sold at k-mart, target, toys "r" us, as well as amazon's website. new jersey-based crazy art says they are investigating. the problem could be limited to a batch of products. new tonight a 5-year-old in queens coming to the rescue over a mother who is having a seizure. now kids know how to call 911, but a 5-year-old when her mom is unconscious, she is indeed a hero. tonight mother and child are talking about their stronger bond with our lucy yang. >> reporter: i called 911. >> who told you to call 911? >> myself.
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isabella rodriguez just saved her mother's life. last wednesday mother and daughter were in their bedroom. isabel doing homework when her mother suddenly collapsed. she fell down and made me cry. >> reporter: despite the panic, they knew exactly what to do. >> mommy, wake up. >> reporter: with the mother suffering the epileptic seizure she gathered all the courage to call for help. >> and mom was shaking. she was on the floor. she was moving her eyes. >> reporter: despite the tears and the fears, young isabella stayed on the phone until the ambulance arrived. >> and my mom had a seizure anyhow. >> reporter: isabella was able to give her address in corona rushed to the hospital. once she regained consciousness, that the first thing they told her was about her daughters. >> and i'm blessed by having this little girl here in my
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>> and do you think that you're a hero? you do. >> i think that i'm a hero. >> a hero who would turn 6 this weekend with a lot to celebrate in this family. in queens, lucy yang channel 7 eyewitness news. >> hero indeed. there may be a rough and tumble presentation campaign underway, but not much of the way of the rough and tumble man that they want to replace. president obama and his wife, they are sipping tea and socializing with england's royal family. several generations of them. the obama's are at a dinner tonight hosted by prince williams, his wife kate and prince harry. earlier that they would have a birthday lunch with queen elizabeth as there was some work to be done as he is also meeting with the prime minister urging britain to remain in the european union. and maybe the best picture of the day, right? the 2-year-old stayed up a bit past his bedtime to visit with the obamas.
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in that bathrobe park gamays, slippers. thanking the first family for a rocking horse that they sent in when he was born. that he could not get enough of those pictures today. >> he has no idea what's in stored for him. try to keep him sheltered about this. >> they do. >> absolutely. >> the forecast, what do we have ahead for us? >> not too bad. tomorrow a slow start with some clouds and a couple showers east of the city. but we will close out during the course of the day back up to 70 degrees. kind of like where we are right now. 71 degrees the empire state building that went up in green and the wind coming from the south at 6 miles per hour. the high up near 80s getting up to 79 at central park and the full 15 degrees above normal and the record was 86. not quite getting up to that level, but newark got up to 83 this afternoon.
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cooler on the item of the atlantic ocean. in general a pretty nice weekend. it's not the trough that has been coming up here for the past cough l of days. about normal during the day with the highs in the 70s and the 70s on sunday. >> 73 at la guardia airport with temperatures in the mid- 60s down the shores into island as we have been watching from time to time. just south of the danbury area. the clouds extend pretty far
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tomorrow morning we'll still have some cloud cover around because it will take a while for those clouds to move from the the west to the east. 8:00 tomorrow morning still a couple showers south and east of new york city. then we gradually clear things out during the afternoon. the temperature will respond accordingly getting up to near 70 by 3:00. here is your accuweather forecast. mostly cloudy. probably the widespread activity is after midnight down to about 60. mostly cloudy, a couple of showers from long island into the jersey shores. temperatures around 63. going up to 71 though is not quite as warm as it has been the past -- the past couple of days. clear and chillier tomorrow night down to 47 in midtown. but check this out, 30s near freezing in the hudson valley. keep
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i noticed those locations, mainly sny, but the the real warm air will be to the south and west of us at 80 degrees. watching those temperatures that are subject to change. thousanders and -- showers and thunderstorms are expecting to return. 64 back into the 70s by the end of the week. with that cool weather. frost in some areas. >> 76. >> yes. actually in that area that they will yell at me. good job. coming up your brain is nearly 10 years younger without diet or medication. we'll tell you how. plus, a truck is stuck in a very tight spot as when a rear hatch remembers your height. when systems can help sense your surroundings.
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new video tonight of the earth swallowing up a tanker truck in houston. but it's not a sink hole related to the recent flooding there. the parking lot is the roof of an underground parking garage. the structure can support vehicles over 4,400 pounds. the tanker's weight was too much to handle. fortunately no one was hurt. in tonight's health alert, med dating slows the aging
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meditate slows the aging process. meditators brain were on average seven years younger than what they were really. young meditators have brains that matched their ageness. speaking tonight just months ago that they were thin and spin and finally beginning. lek out what they will need some care and that they relewd into the specifics -- they renewed into the specifics. the seals at sea seaworld were healthy much. i'm sure. wow, that is just awesome. paul powers is up next with sports. overtime playoff hockey is off the charts what the islanders are doing us straight ahead. back to you.
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a heck of a night for
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and still going on, fighting to the end and then some. >> each game has been tied. it went to a game five. he gets the goal to go to overtime, barcoff awarded a penalty shot in o.t., but inactions for both teams as it remaybes tied 1-1 november -- 1-1 in overtime. matt harvey trying to earn his first win of the season. before 11-4 braves tonight striking out five.
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good thing that they would havecurtis granderson. a pets are on top this is not a -- replay and they are waiting on right now. yankees try to get back on track with the rays in town, losing a ton of games lately, having trouble finding ways to score. overall the yanks have lost three in a row. seven out of their last ea. fourth inning tide to the two. and he rud in thetivitien into tie the game -- and later the two-run double with a much- needed win. 6-3 as they find a way to score tonight. it looks like josh norman and
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themselves twice a year. cut loose by the panthers with a five year $75 million deal with the redskins. guaranteed. they will play twice a year. the nfl draft opens up next overall. they have questions that need answering before they are officially on the clock. here is the biggest on what to do with the free agent ryan fitzpatrick, still, but this is business and worth some money and both sides are patient. >> we're doing everything to forward. we'll see. >> reporter: all right, finally from us, the programming note. channel 7 nba playoffs this weekend, double header on sunday. spurs, grizzlies at the rocket's play after that and

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