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developing at 6, a possible road rage dispute on the upper east side turned violent when a man was stabbed repeatedly. eyewitness news is live with what we know this morning. mayor de blasio is on the defense as a newly surfaced memo raises serious questions over his fundraising practices. the boss, bruce springsteen, honored the life of musical legend prince in brooklyn as family and friends said goodbye to the icon at a memorial service. prince was also honored in brooklyn with the tribute from the boss. there was such a moment. there have been so many good tributes to him online. the cast of color purple,
hamilton did a rendition of let's go crazy. now the boss chiming in as well, just seeing the tributes continue to are pour in. it's amazing how many people loved and respected him. >> we still have our purple on. rocking the purple. how could we not . >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. thank you for being with us on this sunday, april 24th. meteorologist jeff smith is in for amy freeze. >> news to share? >> rob, you made that mistake last time. >> really? >> the sun is just coming over the horizon. love this time of the morning. looking east past central park. check out this shot here. let's put it on full screen. just beautiful as we look at that sun coming up. right now 47 in the park. getting off to a little bit of a chilly start, but we'll have a nice recovery during the day
43 in white plains. we have some areas actually in the 30s. morris town, new berg, monticello down to freezing. there is scattered frost, especially areas north and west of new york city. radar and satellite showing absolutely nothing over the northeast corner of the country. we have to wait until tuesday for that. 48 at 8:00 in the morning under a lot of sunshine. 66 by 4:00. your seven-day forecast is coming up a little later in the half hour. rob, michelle. we're following a developing story on the upper east side where a possible road rage incident escalated after a man was repeatedly stabbed. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live on the scene where the chaos first began.
road rage between the two drivers. police say the initial altercation was between york and the first avenue. they got into a fight and one stabbed the other several times and then fled the scene. police say the driver who was stabbed attempted to drive himself to the hospital, but ended up crashing into parked cars. at that point, ems transported him to new york presbyterian. he is expected to survive. police say the suspect was driving a blue ford with rhode island plates. we're live on the upper east side this morning, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. mayor de blasio is defending himself and his team after a memo that was obtained by the daily news. >> it alleges that a plan to
senate in 2014 may have violated election fundraising laws. steph an kim has this story. >> everything we did was legal and appropriate and careful. and, look, we've said from the beginning, if there is any kind ever investigation going on, we'll happily participate. >> mayor bill de blasio on defense over questions into fundraising tactics. the mayor flatly denied any wrongdoing and vowed to be transparent. >> we want every fact to be uncovered. >> i'm happy to be a part of solving any outstanding questions. but interest any vantage point, everything was legal. >> they coordinated what may have been an illegal fundraising scheme m a damaging eight page memo posted in full on the website, the lead investigator for the board of elections says
consistent with coordinated fundraising for the purpose of funneling contributions that exceeded contribution limits. the memo was delivered to the board in january and recommended the man hat an da violated the law. in return for contributions, deep pocket donors would reportedly reap benefits. they said while this would be a distraction for de blasio mr. . >> there is a long way between laws being broken and gray areas. people should be mindful of that as the story evolves over the next couple weeks. police are investigating an
the bronx. 18 and 19-year-old young men were both shot in the leg. a gun was recovered at the scene. so far no word on a motive or arrests. a 23-year-old man is behind bars after police say he ran from the scene of a deadly crash on long island. police say he was driving brand new bmw when he hit a taxi. investigators say the bmw pushed the caddy across several lanes and then into a power pole killing a taxi driver. colleagues of the driver are devastated. >> the guys just going into work and his life is ended just because somebody else was behind the wheel going that fast. >> my heart goes out to his family, kids, especially. i'm sorry for their loss. >> witnesses say he was driving at least double the actual speed limit at the time of the crash. he now faces several charges including dwi and second degree manslaughter. meantime, police in queens are still looking for that driver dmt hit-and-run crash we told you about yesterday morning involving a church van. surveillance video shows the van at the intersection of shore avenue and prince street. a de san ran a stop -- sedan ran a stop sign and t-boned the church van and it ended up on its roof. the three adults and children in the van were hurt. hair already out of the hospital and okay. police are still looking for that driver of a 2016 ford sedan. well, it certainly did not take long. prince's pub liist revealed his remains have been cremated. yesterday, friends and family held a private memorial service
among those spotted entering his home was his former percussionist and former fiancee, artist sheila e. outside fans continued to gather to pay respects. some clutched purple boxes handed out by prince's relatives and friends. inside are various pieces of clothing and memorabilia. >> i had just -- it looks like it came from his home. i'm going to keep to that. it's a booklet and it fits my personality so well. >> it seems like something prince would do. >> would give back to us, want us to have these type of gifts coming are from his home. >> how awesome that they did that. un real. there will be a musical celebration, a public one, of prince's life. organizers have not announced any date for that just yet. but what an event that will be.
york city, the boss paid tribute to the icon. purple rain, purple rain purple rain, purple rain . >> bruce springsteen opened his show at the barclays center in brooklyn on stage bathed in purple light and broke into prince's song purple rain with no introduction. that's just how he cold opened the show. many people in the audience held up lighters and mobile phones. you can see the lights in the audience during that tribute. can you imagine going to see -- >> can you imagine that crowd? i just think the cross cultural appeal of prince, i've never heard anyone say oh, i don't like prince or he's okay. everyone loved him across ages and races and generations. >> what an impact from one life.
fascinating the body of work he left behind. >> still unknown in that vault in his house. >> we heard yesterday literally there is enough un released music to release an album every year for the next 100 years. >> that's stuff we don't even know about. >> how they go about doing that. >> it was recorded, not just written down. wow. coming up, a man is behind bars after threatening to bomb a truck rally in connecticut. coming up, how authorities discovered what he was up to. weather wise, nice day shaping up, but we need rainfall.
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. welcome back, everybody. turning to political news, a man in connecticut is under arrest after he let end to bomb donald trump's campaign rally. police arrested this man in water berg. he posted on twitter he was going to detonate a bomb at the rally. police say he did not pose any kind of immediate threat to the public. donald trump will campaign in maryland today. yesterday in connecticut, he said he has no intention of, quote, toning it down. that's just one day after his new chief advisor assured
would show more restraint as we get deeper into election season. authorities once again throughout protestors who got out of hand. a bridgeport police officer appeared to put one man in a choke hold and dragged him out. trump told supporters he can be presidential when he needs to be but when he's out campaigning he has to be different. >> i sort of don't like toning it down. i'm going to talk about that in a second because it's interesting. isn't it nice that i'm not one of these tele prompter guys? >> they're gearing up for primaries in five northeastern states. john kasich held a town hall in rhode island and ted cruz spoke at a rally near pittsburgh. he later moved to indiana which
but he has a better chance there than here in the northeast. on the democratic side, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are focusing on this weekend on the states that vote this tuesday. today clinton will campaign in connecticut. she'll attend a fundraiser. earlier she hold a held a round table event in new haven where sanders will be tonight. last night he told supporters in wilmington, delaware, that he has more of a chance of beating trump than clinton does. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for your primary coverage. tune in to this morning at 10 a.m. >> you were telling me yesterday that we had senator sanders on the show which was huge for our little weekend show.
having a presidential candidate. >> first time i can remember having a presidential candidate live on the set for ten minutes. we invited everybody. he came. bernie sanders came. >> we'll take all of them. >> i've been here 18 years and i've never seen that before. >> 18. >> yes. >> yes, indeed. >> good to have him here. it was rapid fire and he was fine with it. >> they're rehearsed. they know what they want to say. straight ahead, residents are returning home after a
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arizona, injured a firefighter and three profrz police officers. more than 100 firefighters responded as area homes and businesses had had to be evacuated. one firefighter suffered burns on his hands. three officers were treated for smoke inhalation. the cause of the five a larm fire is still under investigation. we also got word this morning that there is a fire here in manhattan. kristin thorne and her crew are moving there so we'll have an update on that as soon as we can. >> people's homes, yeah. >> it's stuff we're going to be watching around here the next couple of days. tomorrow and tomorrow very dry. we haven't had a whole lot of rain. the wind is picking up, brush fire risk is high. kind of like last week. you saw the big smoke plume from manhattan. i wouldn't be shocked if we saw
>> what is typical brush fire season? it's early spring, right. >> usually summer. anytime it's hot and dry, low humidity, those are the ingredients. we have them today and tomorrow afternoon. it's cool and crisp right now. temperatures in the upper 40s in new york city. but i'll tell you what, some of the suburbs are down if the 30s and you're waking up to frost in a few places north and west of new york city. the wind coming in from the northeast around 9 miles per hour, expected to get a high up to about 66 later this afternoon and that would make it two degrees above normal for this time of year. back in 2001 on this date, we got up to 87 degrees. next seven hours look like this. we're talking wall to wall sunshine during the day today. it's a warmer wind tomorrow.
windy during the afternoon. and that does elevate our risk of brush fires today and especially tomorrow. and especially areas west of new york city. i think inland would stand a better risk, higher risk these fires. showers are possible on tuesday. we need the rainfall. we have another chance of showers later in the week as well. freezing in monticello. 39 in new berg. upper 40s at tom's river. the farther outside the city you head, it gets quite a bit cooler. 46 on the island at islip. north behind wind is behind this, rather chilly overnight. the next system will be in here
especially into the day on tuesday. highs today in the meantime getting up to about 66 in the park, 65 at morris town. a little bit cooler right along the jersey shore, staying around 60 same deal on long island in the southwestern coastal areas of connecticut. not quite as chilly as last night, could be upper 30s well north and west of not expecting any frost, though. rays and yankees, 59 degrees at first pitch, 1:05. air quality is moderate today. it's not the best. uv index is 7, which is high. you can definitely get a sunburn this time of the year with the full sunshine that we're expecting today. and pollen is high. oak, birch and maple are the main culprits. mostly sunny, pleasant and 66.
cloudy at times tomorrow, windy in the afternoon. brush fire risk remains high. the high is 75 tomorrow. tuesday, clouds increase, showers, maybe a couple thunderstorms around. 65 and turning cooler. then we get a break and more showers potentially thursday afternoon and thursday night. that doesn't look that significant at this point, clearing out in time for next week. could be another weekend with winning weather. >> that sounds good. >> i like that. >> we were having a debate last night about when is the right week to start doing the whole clothes swap, putting some of the warmer stuff away and bringing back the polo and t-shirts. i said another month. >> i would give it another few weeks. this morning was case in point. needed an overcoat this morning. let's get some love news. take a look at this photo.
rescue, it's actually an fdny firefighter proposing to his girlfriend. he proposed while dangling from the roof on a rope during family day at the fire academy. congratulations to this happy couple. >> wow. >> he saw a window of opportunity. >> oh, wow. well played, michelle. that's good. creative proposal. that's very well done, sir.
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. welcome back. quick update on that fire that i just mentioned. it's a two alarm fire, six story residential building with commercial property. kristin thorne headed that way and we hope to have a live picture shortly. time for sports. here is laura behnke. >> good morning, everyone. two years in a row the rangers dug themselves in a 3-1 hole in a playoff series and two years in a row, the rangers overcame the odds to advance to the next round. but three years in a row? that magic is just hard to keep recreating. yesterday afternoon the rangers in a must win game 5 against the penguins. minute and two seconds in, nash putting the rangers up 1-0. looked like their day. but about that. the penguins were not backing down. still in the first, they're lethal on the power play. 2-2 and then the wheels fell off
four goals in the period. 6-3 your final. the rangers season ends five games into the first round. >> feeling p embarrassment to give up that many goals and hopelessness not being able to come up with the saves. it was definitely not a good feeling. >> the rultsz were what they were -- results were what they were. they played better. simply put, they executed better in all facets of the game. >> the islanders took a 3-2 series lead over the panthers in double overtime in game 5. 16 minutes into the second ot, they win. one win away from the first postseason series win in 23 years. they can get that victory as soon as tonight in game 6 in brooklyn.
back on the ground as jake returns from a family emergency. he had been away to deal with complications with his newborn son who had trouble breathing when he slept, but is definitely healthy now. >> it was carry. they checked him into the nicu and they monitored him. when all the tests came back , nothing was seriously wrong, then we were are pretty relieved. but at first it was a scary time. >> last night the mets taking the diamond in game 2 of their weekend set in atlanta. they put up the runs in the fourth. david wright, the double scores a pair and made it 4-1. in the ninth, game under control, but the mets were not satisfied because they hadn't homered yet. phil walker taking care of that. cabrera, the repeat performance. the first long ball as a met. for the fourth time in five
home run barrage. 8-2 the mets roll. yesterday afternoon the yankees were trying to make it two straight wins against the rays. strikes out brad miller to get out of the fourth. but in the fifth, solo home run. the rays take the lead. breck in field single, mccann scores. they were still tied in the bottom of the ninth. gardener, this time he sends everybody home with a swing of the bat. walk-off home run. the yanks win their second in a row. that's sports. i'm laura behnke and we're back with you tonight after basketball. much more ahead. this morning we're hearing the chilling 911 calls that came from family members after
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. i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to eyewitness news sunday morning. second half of the weekend. >> it's a good day. >> it's good. take it easy. easy like sunday morning. >> lionel. he's a poet. >> it's a little chilly, though. >> jeff, i need the warmth. >> we have areas north and west of the city down near freezing with patchy frost, if you can believe it. >> unacceptable. >> we're not quite done with these little winter intrusions just yet.
though. live look outside over toward lower manhattan. clear skies out there. temperature sitting at 47 degrees. 45, 43 at white plains. in the 30s areas well north and west of the city. we're talking 32 up toward monticello. 39 in new berg and 39 at tom's river. well outside of the city there can be patchy frost this morning. high pressure in control over upstate new york. and that's going to be in control through today and tomorrow. if anything, we're going to be getting a warm up as we head into your monday. here's your day planner. by noontime, up to 58 degrees under a lot of sunshine. 66 your temperature by 4:00 in the afternoon. the brush fire risk is high through today and tomorrow. we'll talk about when we could get much needed rain in your full accuweather forecast in a few minutes. rob, michelle.
back to that breaking news we mentioned just a few minutes ago, more than 100 firefighters are battling a two alarm fire in soho. flames broke out around 5:30 in this six story building. the building is occupied, but no reports of injuries. kristin thorne is making had her her way there and we'll update you. police are investigating what appears to be a road rage incident that turned violent in manhattan. two drivers got into a first on east 61 street. one driver stabbed the other repeatedly before taking off, the injured driver trying to take himself to the hospital, but ended up crashing much. he is now in stable condition. police are searching for a man in dreadlocks driving a blue ford with rhode island plates. authorities in ohio are have
from family members who had made a horrific discovery. eight members of the same family shot to death execution style. family members found the victims' bodies in four different homes on friday in a rural area about 80 miles east of cincinnati. seven adults and a teenage boy had all been shot in the head. >> what's the address mr. berman: there is blood all over the house. >> okay. >> my brother looks like he was beat to hell. >> three children were left alive at the crime scene, including a 4-day-old baby. investigators say they have received an overwhelming number of a delaware community is still mourning the loss of a 16-year-old girl who was beaten to death in her school's bathroom. investigators say amy got into a
howard high school of technology. soon after it broke out, other students joined in. the teen was airlifted to children's hospital, pronounced dead. the girl's family is trying to make sense of their loss. >> this is not a young lady who was involved in street activity. this is an honor roll student, manager of the wrestling team, whose mother and father were very engaged in her life as well as her siblings. >> some students say the fight was over a boy, but the exact cause is under investigation. no arrests have been made so far. the parents of one of two teenagers lost at sea last summer say their boat has been found. crew members on a ship off bermuda discovered the ship last month. the cellphone belonging to one of the boys was on it. last july they set sail off the coast of florida at age 14 and never returned.
boat two days after the teens disappeared, but a salvage crew hired to retrieve the vessel simply could not find it. two men were involved in a shooting in brooklyn. a blue suburban and a silver four door mercedes are being locked for. a man opened fire, bullet struck a 57-year-old woman in the face. the bullet broke a bone above her chin. you may remember this story. viral video of a woman attacking an uber driver has cost that woman her job as a doctor. the miami herald reports that she's being terminated by the hospital where she was a neurology resident. she's been on leave since january.
swearing at her uber driver and throwing items from his car outside into the street as she demands a ride that he refused to give. on gma after the incident, she apologized and acknowledged there was simply no excuse for her actions. she blamed it on too much alcohol. happening today, president obama heads to germany, he's going to open an industrial fair there and meet with chancellor angela merkel. yesterday he took questions at a town hall style event. he cited the affordable care act when questioned about his legacy and the iran nuclear deal. meantime, the first lady spoke to students at jackson state university. michelle obama encouraged the peacefully. told the students there is a about better way to handle discrimination rather than getting anchor lashing out.
breath, straighten your shoulders, lift up your head and done. high. that's the choice barack and i have made. that's what has kept us sane over the years. >> mrs. obama told students they need to vote if they want to see change in the country and the world. >> when they go low, go high. good advice. coming up, a skier who survived four days hud link, freezing, living in a snow cave, speaking out about a pretty harrowing experience. a solar powered airplane on a journey around the world has completed a flight from the pacific ocean to hawaii. and meteorologist jeff smith is coming back.
hannah dug a small snow cave, but the ceiling kept sinking lower and lower. >> it was the most terrifying bored oshgsom. there is really nothing you can do except think about all the thinks that could go even more wrong at any second. >> their ordeal ended after three nights in that cave when a locator beak n led rescuers to them. they were both amazingly in good condition. >> that's why i don't ski. >> i'm not for the snow cave. >> come on. >> i will not be in the snow cave terrifyingly bored. that makes sense, though. >> not that an alaska n glacier sounds like the most exciting thing to begin with, but that's just me.
>> you just jump from plane on to a glacier. with an iphone, find me in the cave. >> so it was chilly. we're all complaining about having to come in with cover. but a nice recovery will be this afternoon. it's above average for this time of the year. so far i haven't heard any complaints about what we're expecting later today. we head out right now and check out the clear skies toward the empire state building, all the way down to one world trade and parts of new york harbor. temperature 47, wind from the northeast around 9 miles per hour. we're expecting a high around 66. like i was saying, that's a little above average for this time of the year. the normal high being 64. your record was 87. that was set back in two 2001. that's your record high. it got below freezing back on date in 1930. 9 a.m., 50 degrees. 59 by 1 :00 in the afternoon. a lot of of sunshine out there.
5 to 10 miles per hour. here are your headlines. seasonal sunshine today. warmer tomorrow and it does become windy. today and tomorrow there is an elevated risk of brush fires. we saw this last week in a few locations across the tri-state area. these can pop up and spread rather quickly. try to limit any outdoor burning. showers showing up on tuesday. that will mitigate the brush fire risk and help us in the rainfall department along with cooler temperatures and another shot at rainfall by later in the week. we do need that rain. only 30% of normal rain in the period since march 1st. right now 47 in the park. you have 30s in places like morris town and monticello and tom's river, even patchy frost in some areas well north and west of the city. north wind helping to transport that drier air into the region. 66 will do it for your high today in the park.
on long island, southwestern connecticut. not as cold as last night, down to about 49 in the park, still could be upper 30s well north and west. 59 in the bronx for the game at yankee stadium. wind at around 5 to 10. weather wellness, air quality is moderate. pollen is high. oak, birch and maple are high. mostly sunny for today, pleasant, mid-60s. we're talking 49 overnight tonight under partly cloudy skies. call it times of clouds and sun tomorrow. windy in the afternoon, 75 for your monday. tuesday, clouds increasing. there will be a couple showers and a thunderstorm around. cooler in the afsh afternoon too. maybe a period of rain by thursday night. we try to clear up just in time for next weekend. so nothing as cool as this morning in the entire se n day forecast.
it's all up hill from here. >> we like that. as you know, we have spent all weekend honoring prince. i've been sharing prince trivia and doing the usual remix. this bid of trivia is a little morbid, but i find it fascinating. >> we don't like the music in the community calendar. >> some people don't get that. >> we fantasize and joke. >> it's playing only in our head. >> mostly his. i'm just sitting here. >> that line in the song let's go crazy. are we going to let the elevator take us down, oh, no let's go. elevator was a met for for the devil. the producer went on to say how haunting it was that prince's body was found slumped over in
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. there is a new ominous addition to the manhattan sky line. it sits right on top of the metropolitan museum of art. >> a replica of the bates house from the film psycho is on display. i'm going to get you when we go to this. apparently the details are so dead on that people are like wow. >> i thought how can you compete with this view? she decided to add to it instead. >> come to look at the view and i thought i'd make it part of the sky line. >> it goes from a beautiful view
you have a scary house on a rooftop. >> technically it's a 30 foot high sculpture inspired by the red barns of america. the wood all from an old barn upstate and it's assembled to look exactly like that spooky house from the film psycho by alfred hitchcock. >> he comes late to london which is where i lived for ten years. perhaps i was channeling hitchcock. >> the piece is titled transitional object, psycho barn. >> she takes objects and transforms them. sometimes squash them or explode them. sometimes she simply represents them in a different way and puts new life into the objects, sneak around to the back and you'll see it's a just propped up. >> i thought it would be surreal with the old school house that
modern, beautiful sky line. so, yeah, i just thought it would be beautiful. >> to add to the experience, there are six specialty cocktails being offered, psycho inspired. this one is called crime of passion. >> i think it's really important for us that this site as well as allowing people to have this extra view, but also provide something completely unique. >> the exhibition runs through halloween, but of course. >> i'd go for the drinks. >> cocktails on the roof. >> come alone. it's new york. >> scare those up. she looked good up there. >> should have had a bloody mary. >> look at you always thinking. coming up with eyewitness
p?p?o?gv . we begin with breaking news in manhattan. fire crews are responding to a two alarm fire in a six story apartment building. we're live at the scene in soho with the latest. plus, a man was stabbed after a road rage dispute took a violent turn. details on who police are looking for this morning after that incident on the upper east side. mayor de blasio and his team are accused of violating election laws. the new report that is looking into campaign contributions. good morning, everybody. look at that live shot there. looking toward lower manhattan. sun is up, chillier morning than yesterday, but it's going to warm up nicely to end the
all is well that ends well. >> that's right. >> sunday, april 24th. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. welcome to the 7:00 hour of eyewitness news sunday. we love to talk about the weather, love to tell you how it if felt when we came in. sound like we know what we're talking about because we listen to jeff smith. >> and i can just send it back over to you because you just gave the forecast for today. >> i know. >> that's how easy the forecast is. it's going to be absolutely beautiful. wall to wall sunshine, temperatures a little chilly, but 48 degrees in the city. areas north and and west of the city are down. 48 at newark, 43 at white plains. we zoom things out and you are down to 36 at morris town, 36 at monticello. wouldn't be surprised if you woke up to patchy frost in the higher elevations of northwestern new jersey.
upper 40s on long island. high pressure firmly in control during the day today. and that means, again, sunshine from start to finish. 48, 8:00 in the morning. 58 by noontime. we have temperatures about 66. that will do it for your high of 4:00 in the afternoon. that's cooler than yesterday, but still a couple degrees above average for this time of year. we need the rainfall. we have a couple of opportunities for that in just a little bit. michelle. >> jeff, thank you so much. we have breaking news in manhattan. a fire broke out inside a six story apartment building early this morning. as the flames grew, people living in the building were forced out of their homes. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live in soho where more than 100 firefighters are at the scene. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, michelle. we just got an update from firefighters on the scene, they're sill working to get the fire under control. one resident of the building and two firefighters suffered minor burns. this fire started around 5:30
apartment building on thompson street in soho. firefighters say when they arrived, the whole top floor of the building was on fire and the fire had extended through the roof. witnesses say they saw ashes flying out of the top of the roof and their concern was to get to people. so some of the people that live across the street say they ran to the front door and thankfully a lot of the residents were just evacuating themselves. they were very calm. people who lived across the street helped them calmly get out of the building. but again, the concern for people watching this was the fire spreading. >> it caught on to the back apartment and spread to the front. my friend, the super from the building, he said it was on the sixth floor there also. so it spread to the building next door. you can see the ashes and all that coming out. >> reporter: thankfully speaking with firefighters on the scene, it appears the fire is contained just to this one building.
trying to get it under control. that one resident that suffered minor burns, firefighters say that person refused medical attention here at the scene and those other two firefighters are going to be just fine. obviously it is too early to know what exactly caused this fire. for now, live in soho, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. police are investigating what appears to be a road rage incident that took a violent turn in manhattan. investigators say two drivers got into some kind of fight on east 61 street. one of the drivers stabbed the other multiple times before taking off. the injured driver tried to take himself to the hospital, but crashed near east 76th street and madison avenue. that man is now in stable condition. police are searching for a man with dreadlocks driving a blue ford with rhode island plates. two teenagers were shot
went down in the bronx. the 18 and 19-year-old male victims were both shot in the leg. a gun was recovered at the scene. so far no word on a motive or arrests. mayor de blasio is defending himself and his team after a memo has raised serious questions about fundraising. that memo, which was obtained by a daily news, is from a state board of elections investigator. >> it alleges that a plan to help democrats take back the senate in 2014 may have violated election fundraising laws. eyewitness news reporter steph kim has the story. >> everything we did was legal and appropriate and careful. and look, we've said from the beginning if there is any kind of investigation going on, we'll happily participate. >> mayor de blasio on defense over more questions into his fundraising tactics. speaking on wnyc, the mayor flatly denying any wrongdoing and vowing to be transparent.
we want every fact to be uncovered and i welcome this being done and being done properly. i'm happy to be a part of solving any outstanding questions. but from any vantage point, everything was done legally and appropriately. >> the mayor responding to accusations he and his top aids coordinated what may have been an illegal fundraising scheme. in an eight page memo obtained by the daily news and posted in full on the website, the lead investigator for the board of elections says the review revealed a pattern consistent with coordinated fundraising and expenditure of funds that exceeded konlt bugs limits -- contribution limits. according to the daily news, the memo was delivered in the elections board in january, recommended the man mat an da -- manhattan investigate city hall for flagrant violations with the mayor being said to be behind this. in return for contributions,
reaped benefits from the de blasio administration. democratic consult an un affiliated with the mayor says while this will be a distraction for de blasio mr. berman: -- >> there is a long way between criminal laws being broken and a technical violation, tremendous amount of gray area between the two and people should just be mindful of that as the story evolves over the next couple weeks. >> city hall probe, nypd probe, lots going on in government. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning, tense moments at a donald trump rally in connecticut. how social media helped police trace a threat in water burry. prince's family has said their fare wells to the music icon. details on the private ceremony at paisley park. on the weather front, a beautiful day shaping up for today.
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. prince's pub licis tshgst revealed his remains have been cremated. a private memorial service. among those spotted entering his home, his former percussionist and fiancee, sheila e. fans continue to gather to pay respects. some of them clutch -- you see the circular purple boxes that were handed out by prince's relatives and friends. inside were various pieces of prince's personal clothing and
and last night here in new york city, the boss paid tribute to the icon. purple rain, purple rain purple rain, purple rain . >> bruce springsteen opened his show at the barclays center in brooklyn on a stage bathed in purple light and broke right into prince's song purple rain with no introduction. none needed. rob. >> well done, bruce. well done. turning now to poll politics. a man in connecticut is under arrest after he threatened to bomb donald trump's campaign rally. police arrested this man in water burry yesterday. they say he posted on twitter he was going to detonate a bomb at trump's rally there. police say he did not pose any kind of immediate threat to the public. meanwhile, donald trump will
of course a series of big primaries coming up on tuesday. yesterday the connecticut rally trump said -- yesterday at a rally he said he had had no intention of toning it down, just one day after his chief advisor assured republicans that the gop frontrunner would begin to show more restraint on the campaign trails deeper into the election season. trump cam pained in water barry and bridgeport. police threw out protestors. one man was put in a choke hold and dragged out of the rally. trump said he can be presidential when he needs to be, but when he's campaigning, he has to be different. >> i sort of don't like toning it down. i'm going to talk about that in a second because it's interesting. isn't it nice that i'm not one
>> rivals are gearing up for tuesday's primaries states. john kasich had held a town hall meeting in rhode island and cruz in pittsburgh. he later moved to indiana and that state's primary sent until may 3rd. polls show him having a better chance in the midwest compared to donald trump's big lead here in the northeast. michelle. switching to the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are focusing on the states that will vote this tuesday. clinton is campaigning in bridgeport in connecticut today. she spoke to supporters last night in rhode island where she accused trump of altering positions to appeal to a broader audience. sanders will hold a rally tonight in the last night he spoke to supporters in wilmington, delaware, where he insisted he
>> sanders says he's staying in all the way to the end. >> through philadelphia. >> yeah. i mean, through. that's what he told us last week. >> digging end. the primary season ends june 7 engtsdz in california. -- seventh in california. powerful winds swept through a youth sporting event. coming up in sports, the
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children were sent running after strong winds blew tents over at a track meet in california. the tents blew around for a little while before people tried to grab hold of them the best way they could. papers and boxes could be seen flying around that field as well. no word on whether anyone was hurt. >> our producer told us everyone is okay, but that's terrifying. is that a vortex? if only we had had jeff smith here. >> what's scary is the footage of the bouncy houses. >> if it was a bouncy house, it would be in the pacific ocean. >> airborne. >> the little tent thing we can handle. >> yeah. if you look at the tops of the trees, they weren't moving. >> there wasn't much much going on. that can happen when the ground heats up a lot, vortex can form right near the surface, the lowest 50 feet. >> that's why you don't see the trees going. and that's what you look for when you think it's safe to put this up. >> yeah, look at the top of the
sometimes these little, almost like a dust devil. if there was sand on the ground, there would be a dust devil forming. >> the vortex gets you every time. >> yeah. >> it's going to be nice today, right mr. ? >> yes. i wouldn't expect much that of that today. tomorrow the wind will pick up in the afternoon. one thing we have to watch out for is the brush fire risk is increasing. we dealt with that in the tri-state area last week. several locations having significant brush fires. these are the conditions where you're dry, a little bit of wind. any brush fire can spread pretty rapidly. 48 right now, probably going up to 66 or so during the afternoon. a couple degrees above normal for this time of year. 87 was your record in 2001. next seven hours looking like this. noontime, 57.
really sunshine today from start to finish. it's warmer tomorrow. it does become windy during the afternoon. again, that elevates the risk of getting brush fires. i think both today and tomorrow there is a risk. but maybe more so tomorrow afternoon with that wind kicking up. showers show up tuesday, so that mitigates that risk and we need the rainfall in general. another shot of rainfall coming in later in the week. 48 in del mar. 47 at islip. there is the north wind kunling in behind the -- coming in behind the system that gave us rainfall yesterday morning. that's why it got chilly last night, scattered frost north and west of the city is moving by the wayside. the storm is moving out to sea. the wind turns more from the south tomorrow. highs about 66 or so, closer to 60 down the jersey shore and long island and southwestern connecticut. you're closer to the cooler
those locations. lows getting down to 49 tonight in the park. 39 in monticello, a few degrees warmer than last night. if you're heading to the bronx for the yankees game, 59 degrees at 1:05 for first pitch with a light north west wind. uv index is 7, which is high. you can definitely get a sunburn and pollen is allergy sufferers know it. accuweather forecast for today, mostly sunny, pleasant, high of 66. we're partly cloudy tonight, down into the upper 40s. tomorrow, call it times of clouds and sun. windy in the afternoon. the high getting up to 75. again that enhanced brush fire risk, especially inland. 65 on tuesday. we'll have variable cloudiness out there. there will be a couple showers and a thunderstorm around. we need the rain. abundant sunshine on wednesday. 67. maybe more showers returning by thursday, especially late in the day thursday, clears out by friday and just in time for next weekend.
. time for all the morning sports headlines. two years in a row the rangers dug themselves in a 3-1 hole in a playoff series and two years in a row the rangers overcame the odds to advance to the next round. but three years in a row, that magic is just hard to keep recreating. yesterday afternoon the rangers in a must win game 5. looked good early on. minute, 2 seconds in, nash putting rangers up 1-0. it looked like their day.
still in the first, lethal on the power play. the wheels fell off for new york in the second. four goals in the period including sheer who made it 5-2. lund kwift was pulled after two periods. 6-3 your final. the rangers season ends five games into the first round. >> feeling of embarrassment so give up that many goals, but hopelessness not being able to come up with saves and the score being the score in the second period, it was definitely not a good feeling. >> the results were the way it works. they played better. simply put, they executed better in pretty much all fashions of the game. >> as for the islanders, it took extra work friday night, but they took a 3-2 series lead in double overtime in game 5. 16 minutes into the second ot, the islanders one win away from their first postseason series
they can get that victory as soon as tonight in game 6 in brooklyn. the mets will have a welcome ace on the mound today as jake returns from a family emergency to make the start in atlanta. he had been away to deal with complications with his newborn son who was having trouble breathing when he slept, but is thankfully healthy. >> he had to be checked into the nicu and they monitored him in there. when the tests came back, nothing was seriously wrong and we were relieved. but it was a scary time. >> last night the mets taking the diamond in game 2 of their weekend. they still put up the runs in the fourth. david wright the double scores a pair and made it 4-1. later on in the ninth, game already under control, but the mets were not satisfied because they hadn't homered yet. walker talk taking care of that.
first long ball as a met. they go back to back for the fourth time in five games as they win 8-2. yesterday afternoon the yankees were trying to make it two straight wins against the rays. seven strong innings in the second straight start. strikes out miller to get out of a jam in the fourth. but couldn't get out of this trouble in the fifth. taking it deep for the solo home run as the rays take the lead. the yanks had an answer a couple of innings later. gardener legging out the in field single. mccann scores. that ties it. they were tied in the bottom of the ninth. but gardener again, this time he sends everybody home with a swing of the bat. walk-off home run, 3-2. the yanks indeed win their second in a row. and that's your morning look at sports. i'm laura behnke. we're back tonight after basketball. much more coming up including a look at today's top stories.
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. welcome back to eyewitness news. taking a live look at the east river. was that a little bounce? no. i think that was me. sunday morning, april 24th, i thought there was a little wind making our camera on the east river bounce, but no, i don't think so. good morning, everybody. i'm michelle charlesworth. there is nothing in my cup. >> joking, joking.
>> i'm rob nelson. welcome to eyewitness news sunday morning. thanks for waking up and bouncing along with us. >> i know. we're still in our purple. this is the purple i brought today. >> we're honoring the purple one all weekend. we have a calendar coming up at quarter of. but let's check in with jeff smith for the forecast. you promised us we'll warm up after a chilly start. >> we will and your first impression was right. the camera was bouncing a little bit. >> because i scooted over, i wasn't sure. >> absolutely. >> maybe it's me. >> the wind is gusting up to 21 miles per hour right now. so that can cause a little bit of bounce. a camera that is not bouncing is this one looking toward the george washington bridge, this one apparently a little more stable in that direction. that temperature sitting in the mid to upper 40s in the city. 48 degrees. but we have colder temperatures off to the north. getting off to kind of a chilly start, but we're going to have a
43 right now at white plains. 47 at jfk airport. 36 at monticello and also at morris town. you were in the 30s in tom's river earlier, but you've warmed up to 43, upper 40s on the island. high pressure firmly in control, meaning wall to wall sunshine today. 48 at 8:00 in the morning. 58 by noon. 66 will do it for your high temperature at 4:00. one thing we have to watch for today and tomorrow, an elevated risk of brush fires. what would alleviate that? some rainfall. we event have that in your seven-day forecast coming up. rob. >> thanks, jeef. a two alarm fire has spread through a bidding in soho. . eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live on the scene with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. firefighters say they have this fire under control. they seem to sort of be wrapping up at the
but, yes, the fire spread through the entire top floor of this residential building and through the roof. this is an exclusive photo we obtained of the damage now done to the roof. you can see the roof is completely gone at this residential building. the fire broke out around 5:30 this morning on the -- in the residential building on thomson street in soho. we're told by firefighters it started in the back of the building and then quickly spread through the entire floor. when firefighters arrived, the they say the fire, again, was throughout the entire top floor, through the roof. more than 100 firefighters responded. >> we have about 106 firefighters on scene. two members were reported with minor burns and transported to cornell medical center. we had one civilian with minor injuries and refused medical attention. >>reporter: i spoke with a man who lives across the street. he says everyone got out of the building fine on their own, just
the front of the building, that everyone was calm. so that was definitely good. again, the two firefighters that suffered minor burns are going to be okay. the cause of the fire is just too early to tell at this point. thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. more video in the search for two men involved in a shooting in brooklyn that left an innocent bystander wounded. police are looking for two vehicles, a blue suburban and silver four door mercedes. the man in the mercedes got out and opened fire on the man in the suburban, neither was hurt, by a bullet struck a woman in the face. we understand the bullet broke a bone above her chin. police in queens are looking for a driver who slammed into a church van and ran away from the scene. this was our top story yesterday. surveillance video shows the video in jamaica on friday night.
sign and t-boned that van which epded up on its roof -- ended up on its roof. the three adults and three in the van were hurt, but not seriously. the crash damaged a parked car as well. police are looking for the driver of a 2016 ford sedan. also, new york city is honoring a former fire commissioner on what would have been his 100th birthday. west one 55th street and riverside drive was named lowry way. he was the first black fire commissioner. the family received a matching street sign to the one that went up on the street. the mayor talked about lowry's service to our city. >> i know that it's bob lowry and many others that paved the way for me to become the 106th mayor of this great city.
and was appointed commissioners 24 years later in 1965. he was known for his dedication to improving race relations. it was a cool morning, but it did not deter the people who want to find a cure for parkinson's disease. 10,000 people showed up in central park to do a rolling walk of 1.4 miles, the second annual parkinson's community walk. 100% of all the money raised goes straight to research because some generous people have covered all of the administrative costs. that's how they can give 100% to research. parkinson's affects movement. there were six different movement disorder specialists there on a boulevard they renamed zobell boulevard. they have tents set up with specialists in different fields. movement disorder, as you know,
they now do deep brain stimulation, dbs, which controls the tremors after about six months if you're lucky. the tremors are gone. >> if you're lucky. >> but they can tweak it and it's really an amazing thing. also exercise helps. the daughter of mow ham ad ali told me yesterday he's on the treadmill half an hour every day and that exercise really helps with the even dor fins and the dopamine which is what helps you feel better. >> that's awesome. >> tiny steps. we've got to cure this. >> having high profile people we see bravely battling this, it let's people know it's possible to get through it. >> it's hard, though. >> it's hard. and people suffer a lot of isolation as well, as with any illness. you just feel isolated. and yesterday, 10,000 people. >> that's awesome. >> you don't feel isolated, which is great.
. welcome back. a commuter alert for you this morning. if your sunday morning drive leads you through the tappan zee bridge, you will not need nickels and dimes to pay the toll. cashless tolls are now in effect. around midnight the electronic toll election collection system was activated along the bridge. this allows drivers to pay the tolls while driving at highway speeds. the system detects easy pass devices. there are high tech cameras that can snap a photo of your license plate and a bill will then be mailed to your home. >> right. i feel bad for people from out of state who are like did i do something wrong?
maybe they're not up on this. >> i think all the bridges in the area should have this. >> everywhere. we have the apollo 11 computer on something this big and we can't do that? >> it's 2016. we just want to get through. >> you guys are making me laugh. yes. that's funny. >> just eliminate so many bottlenecks. >> amen, jeff. >> it's a nice day to drive across the tappan zee bridge. >> it's going to be a great day. a little bit of a cross wind, but that won't stop you from getting the mailing. what is the tappan zee now 15 bucks, 12 bucks? >> 30 or 40. >> a mortgage. >> we're looking across the brooklyn bridge. temperature 48 degrees. the high today expected to be around 66. that's a couple degrees above average for this time of the year.
31 was a record low in 1930. next seven hours not looking too shabby. a lot of sunshine. temperatures around 60 by 2:00 in the afternoon. seasonal sunshine today. warmer tomorrow, but it will become windy during the afternoon. that's going to increase our risk of getting those brush fires, much like we had last week. you know, you have the dry conditions, you get the wind out there. it promotes the rapid spread of these fires. you want to try to maybe not do any outdoor burning the next 24 to 36 hours. showers help on tuesday that will help the fire threat along with cooler temperatures. and then another shot of rainfall later in the week. we need the rain, only running 30% of normal since march 1st. 37 in monticello. temperatures significantly colder north and west and i would not be surprised if some places woke up to a little frost
north wind coming in behind this departing system. that's the same storm that gave us rainfall at this time yesterday. that's moving way out into the the atlantic ocean. we have to wait for this system near minneapolis moving off to the east and that will get showers in here during the day again on tuesday. until then, today getting up to about 66 or so in the park. mid-60s over interior new jersey. bell had mar and tom's river, only about 60 with the cooler water influence. lows tonight getting down to 49 or so in the park. maybe upper 30s well north and west. if you're heading to to the bronx for the game, rays facing the yankees, temperatures in the 60s during game. uv index is 7, you can definitely get a sunburn and oak, birch and maple are high. mostly sunny, pleasant today.
mid-60s. seasonal. partly cloudy tonight. down to 49. it's clouds and sun tomorrow. windy during the afternoon. 75. again, that he will elevated brush fire risk through tomorrow. wewe get a couple showers on tuesday, break on wednesday and then more showers on thursday, especially thursday afternoon into thursday night. we try clearing out on friday and then we do clear out, i think, by next weekend. not looking too bad. >> i like that forecast. we've got a new option out there for families looking for affordable internet service. at&t offering internet access for as low as $5 a month. any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible. the connections will be relatively slow, to be honest. the offering is part of an
as part of last year's directv merger. >> slow is better than nonexistent. >> absolutely. coming up on eyewitness news on a sunday morning, college tuition keeps going oup. consumer drs -- up. consumer reports has things to look for when looking for financial aid. prince trivia followed by our usual calendar remix which plays only in our head. as you may have heard or seen, prince had a way with the ladies. >> he did? >> he did. a lot of his work, some of it was inspired by the women he was into at the time, one of the reasons he recorded worth of material for batman was because he had a thing for kim basinger. >> who doesn't? >> he tried to launch a music career for her, but she couldn't really sing. he wrote manic monday for the
partly because he had a thing for the lead singer, suzanne a hoff. a little of his work tended to be inspired by what was going on in his love life or whatever he was trying to woo. >> it's not going to play. >> in my head it's going to play. this is a remix of a song that he wrote for somebody else, sinead o'connor. but you to listen to his version of the song. it's an incredible version of the same song. you know the title, but youtube his remix. this is prince's version of nothing compares to you. be part of the crew and contribute to the restoration of the bronx river forest by cleaning and replanting and
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the solar powered plane started its journey a year ago from dubai and has made several japan. it's attempting to travel around t he world to very cool. all good things. >> yes. decision time is quickly approaching for many high school seniors when it comes to making that all important pick of where to go to college. >> so hard. it's very complicated. financial aid is a big factor for so many families. how can you tell which package they put together for you. we're getting advice on how to avoid excessive debt. >> high school senior fiona is fortunate to have several college acceptance letters from public and private school. after comparing financial aid packages, she picked a state school. >> the tuition was a huge factor in my decision.
out with less debt and so would we. >> the financial aid offer letter is key. check what's being offered in grants and scholar ships which don't need to be paid back. a caution, though, the letter often only covers the first year. >> contact the financial aid office and ask questions like is a grant renewable. does a scholarship require a certain gp a for it to continue into another year. >> for the rest, you may have to look for private loans which you borrow from traditional lender. >> start with federal loans. they have a lot of advantages, fixed interest rates, plex i believe re-- flexible repayment options. >> check whether they're subsidized. they're preferable because you're not responsible for interest until after you leave school. you can compare costs at each school you are considering. like many many students, fiona
has been an eye opener. >> there is no class on loans in high school. i have no perception of ho how much in debt i'm going to be -- of how much in debt i'm going to be. >> the only stat that you need to know to underscore the crazy problem of student debt in this country is student debt in america is bigger than credit card debt in america. think about that. it's insane. >> that's really, really important to know. a lot of the experts not go into more debt than $10,000 per year. so you xwrad graduate, 40 -- so you graduate, 40 grand is possibly manageable. do not exceed that. ten each year. and don't do five years. four is what they say. >> that's right. you see so much talk about this issue on the campaign trail, getting down student debt because it's remarkably high
. 7:56. two alarm fire spread through a six story apartment building in soho. >> eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne live in soho with details. >>reporter: hi rob and michelle. the fire is knocked down, completely under control. firefighters have wrapped up here. two firefighters and one resident suffered minor burns. the fire broke out around 5:30
residential building on thompson street in soho. it started in the back and then quickly spread through the entire top floor of the building and through the roof. more than 100 firefighters responded. it's unclear how many residents have been displaced. the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. live in soho, i'm kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. police are investigating what appears to be a road rage incident that took a violent turn in manhattan. two drivers got into a fight. one man was stabbed, the other ran. the injured driver tried to take himself to the hospital, but couldn't make it. he crashed his car. police are searching for a man with dreadlocks driving a blue ford with rhode island plates. hard not to love this. bruce springsteen, the boss, opened his show at barclays center last night with a tribute to prince. the boss bathed in purple light,
he did it without any introduction. this is the latest in a global series of tributes. still not clear what caused his death. autopsy could take weeks and toxicology results as well, p but his family had had a private memorial at his house yesterday and his remains have been cremated. sleep well, sir. 57 is young in this day and age. but what he did with those years, that's what counts. amazing. >> amen. >> unbelievable. mr. smith. >> good day. >> nice recovery during the afternoon, temperatures in the upper 40s. 48 degrees your temperature in central park right now. looking toward lower manhattan now. 60 by 2:00 in the afternoon. mid-60s before it's all said and done today. 75 tomorrow, windy in the afternoon.
a break on wednesday. more showers return on thursday. so a few bumps in the road, but we need those bumps because we need some rainfall around here. only 30% of average since march the first. >> okay. good to know. thank you, jeff. >> what kind of rain do we need? >> purple. >> always thinking. >> that will do it for this edition. love that. have a good one. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. for the entire eyewitness news team, thanks so much for being with us. >> good morning america is coming up next, followed by the 9:00 hour of eyewitness news. we'll be back for that. >> we'll see you, everybody. until then, have a great sunday morn good morning, america. breaking news. prom shooting. bullets fly at a high school dance. the gunman armed with a rifle taking aim. students wounded. >> we believe we have the weapon used.