Skip to main content

tv   CBS 2 News at 5  CBS  April 5, 2016 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT

5:00 pm
as you can see, out here we are just slowly moving. probably took us 20 minutes to get from 57th street where our studios are. so plan ahead. tracee carrasco, cbs 2 news. don't put that winter coat away. we are facing another freeze warning tonight and, yes, it is april 5. we tied moscow in russia at 42 degrees. >> we are even colder than anchorage, alaska, where it was 47 degrees today. we have team coverage for you. let's start with the latest warning from lonnie quinn. >> wasn't there a movie moscow on the hudson? i think? here we go, guys. the freeze warning that you're referring to all five boroughs of the city, all of long island, the areas south of new york city, the connecticut
5:01 pm
places that had freeze warnings yesterday have them again today and yesterday watch. we're certain you're dropping down to freezing today. take a look at the morning lows. monticello starting off at 15. vernon and newburgh 20. central park started at 26 degrees. ramsey, new jersey, started off at 25. tomorrow morning very similar. look, maybe a couple of degrees warmer. you won't tell the difference. basically, 32 degrees or colder for everybody all around our area. afternoon high is 49. so you're a little bit warmer and today's high was 42 degrees. filtere sun and rising temperatures. after sunset, temperatures go up. bodes well for your temperature on thursday. but stick around, we have to talk about that because there could be some issues weather- wise on thursday. right now, no issues overhead. my colleague elise finch is in the mobile weather lab at columbus circle. are people okay with the sunshine, hate the cold?
5:02 pm
>> reporter: a little bit of both. we are here weather mobile weather lab where the instruments on top of the vehicle are recording a temperature at least right where we are in this spot, which is a little on the warm side because we're in the sun here. if you can see the screen and i'm not sure it shows, we are at 45 degrees at least in this particular spot. that's still a far cry from the upper 50s which should be the high for this day of the year. people we spoke to were unhappy about the cold snap. the look of today's weather was deceiving. in spite of the blue skies and bright sunshine, it never got warm. >> it's cold. [ laughter ] >> way too cold for april. >> absolutely. >> this is ridiculous! it's supposed to be spring. you know, the baseball teams are playing ball. it's supposed to be 60 degrees, not 28 and windy when i woke up this morning. >> reporter: many people describe the combination of unseasonably low temperatures and gusty winds as painful. >> like needles on your skin. >> without the wind it would be beautiful. i mean, i don't mind the cold.
5:03 pm
it drops the temperature a lot. >> reporter: and blows things around including these heavy umbrellas in bryant park. still, hundreds braved the cold and wind as they waited to get into a job fair on west 57th street. sue tucker had on her heaviest winter gear but could still feel the bite. >> it feels fine other than the wind chill across my face. >> reporter: this fellow job seeker didn't think he would be waiting outside so wore his best suit and nothing else. >> i thought, you know, like you said i would be going inside and that's it. but it didn't work out that way. [ laughter ] >> so i'm freezing. >> reporter: this couple visiting from miami says they were unprepared for this frigid weather. they stopped to buy additional winter gear and told us they are changing plan. >> we wanted to walk on the high line and we wanted to do a few things like that but i think we probably won't. >> reporter: harlem resident tracy warfield probably speaks for a lot of people when she says she can only hope this bitter blast is short-lived. >> i'm hoping it's just a real quick good-bye to winter and
5:04 pm
a gradual warmup starts tomorrow. but as lonnie said, the warmest day of the week will likely also be a rainy day. we are live in columbus circle with the mobile weather lab, elise finch, cbs 2 news. all right. let's get to opening day at yankee stadium now. it was delayed a day due to the weather but the team and cold. we have team coverage for you. steve overmyer with the fans, but we begin with otis livingston inside the house that i think jeter built. otis. >> reporter: yeah, guys. opening day delayed by a day. but that didn't make it any less special for the yankees and their fans as they braved the frigid temperatures to take on the houston astros, who by the way ended the yankees' season last year in the wild card game. everyone here out at yankee stadium bundled up for football instead of baseball type weather but the cold temperatures didn't affect hideki matsui.
5:05 pm
vp and the pitcher. and castro comes to his first at bat with the bombers. the two-run double after keikel, the yankees couldn't score a run off the astros' ace in last year's wild card game but he gave them a 2-0 lead in the second inning. so much for the bullpen. dellin betances came in. astros 5-2 by the time he left. betances with the bad throw to first. joe girardi thought the runner was outside the baseline which affected the throw. they played the rest of the game under protest. astros won 5-3 the final. what does joe girardi look to accomplish with the protest? >> if they don't change it, it should bring more clarity to the rule. i don't want to go in and tell my pitchers just throw and hit him in the back. i don't want to do that. you get somebody hurt.
5:06 pm
to me it's something that really needs to be addressed. >> reporter: the yankees may have lost their home opener 5- 3 to the astros but it was still quite an experience for their fans. for that side of the story let's go outside yankee stadium to our steve overmyer. steve. >> reporter: yeah. otis, a great time today hanging out with some of the fans and these fans, listen, nothing compares to opening day for these fans. for some of them, it's about reacquainting themselves with yankee stadium and creating new memories at their favorite baseball cathedral. for younger fans, there are other benefits. we have baseball and sunshine. but not the warm weather. the grounds crew was breaking up ice on the field before the game. temperatures were in the 20s this morning. by game time a balmy 35. >> well, you came well prepared? >> yes, i'm ready for opening day t feels more like a football game. >> reporter: were you second- guessing it when you woke up
5:07 pm
>> no, we are coming to the yankees game. we are just wrapping her up like a little burrito. >> reporter: despite the near freezing temperature, yankee stadium was home to fans of all ages. >> it's the opening game of the season. >> reporter: you love baseball more than you love staying warm? >> it's better than school. >> reporter: ah yes. right alongside the pageantry of the game is the cherished tradition of skipping school. >> i wanted to see the first game. >> reporter: yeah? >> and i got to miss school. >> one of the great things we do as father and son. >> every year this time of year john has a sore throat. >> reporter: this group of friends has been coming to opening day together since the eighth great. back then i bet you were skipping school. >> no, no, we would never do that. >> reporter: you guys are still so afraid -- ah! >> reporter: you won't even admit you skipped school in 1960! >> we did it, we did it! >> opening day should be a legal holiday, i think so. >> reporter: the fact that it was a loss didn't ruin your day?
5:08 pm
you get a win, it's on top of that. >> reporter: the good feelings were not wiped out with the loss? >> no, still a good time. yankees fans had a great time cheering the team and having a good time and under the sun it was nice and warm. >> reporter: there is no expiration date for memories like today. from yankee stadium, steve overmyer, cbs 2 sports. >> thank you. in other news, police say a thief trying to make a getaway delayed subway service in the morning rush. crowds packed the platforms on. mre several lines. a 13-year-old's phone was stolen at 8 a.m. when the train pulled into the 64th street station in woodside, the man ran across the tracks and was hit by an oncoming train. another subway robbery ends with a slashing in the bronx. police are looking for two suspects who attacked a 26- year-old man on a number 2
5:09 pm
it happened as the train approached jackson avenue station in mott haven. police say the suspect slashed the victim in the face and hand as they struggled over his backpack. the man was treated at the hospital and released. the total number of knife attacks is up 24% from last year. there have been over 1,000 stabbing or slashing incidents since january. campaign 2016, and voters in wisconsin could wield some serious power at the polls today. donald trump is pushing for some last-minute votes hoping to win. cbs 2's dick brennan reports. >> i will build a great, great wall on our southern border and i will have mexico pay for that wall. >> reporter: and now in a campaign memo donald trump is finally telling how. trump's plan says, an anti- terrorism law could be used to bar undocumented mexican immigrants in the u.s. from wiring money to relatives in mexico until the country makes a one-time payment of 5 to $10
5:10 pm
>> the wall is a fraction of the kind of money in many different ways that mexico takes in from the united states. the wall is a fraction. you're talking about $10 billion wall. >> reporter: the plan is already drawing criticism. president obama calling it wacky and half-baked. it comes on the day of a crucial primary in wisconsin. >> i have never had a bad piece. >> reporter: ted cruz hopes a win tonight would help force a contested republican convention. >> that will be four states in a row where donald trump has gotten whooped. >> reporter: both cruz and trump want john kasich out of the race but he is staying in. on the democratic side, bernie sanders is upbeat about his lead over hillary clinton in wisconsin particularly with records of long lines at the polls. >> people come out to vote in large numbers, i think we're going to do very, very well. >> reporter: clinton has spent most of the last week campaigning in new york and will debate sanders in brooklyn next week. >> i'm very proud of the campaign that senator sanders and i have run because we have run it n issues. >> the debate will be held at
5:11 pm
brooklyn borough president erik adams told cbs 2 it should be moved to brownsville where outsiders are located referring to the people who don't have the power or the money. >> thank you. meanwhile, hundreds of nassau county officers will police what's expected to be a large donald trump rally tomorrow on long island. between 8 and 12,000 trump supporters will pack grumman studios in bethpage. in addition, police are preparing for at least 1,000 protestors who will be kept in a free speech zone. both pro and anti-trump supporters are expected. a road will be closed to traffic. police are concerned because of violence at other rallies. >> violence will not be tolerated here. i'm going to make that very clear. you will be arrested if you engage in violence and we will be equipped to handle any kind of violent behavior. >> no guns or bags allowed
5:12 pm
the extra officers will cost the county an estimated $400,000. the headline was shocking. a woman scarred by a stranger who threw chemicals in her face. well, now we learn it may not have been a stranger after all. did a coworker plan the attack to cover up another crime? >> first, explosions and dangerous chemicals. how this lesson could help police fight terrorists. >> yes, i know i look like robocop but this suit is to slow me down, not make my stronger. i'll dr. max gomez. i'll tell you how this suit ages you 40 years and why it's
5:13 pm
5:14 pm
know what that feels like. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, the lowest taxes in decades, and new infrastructure for a new generation attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in rochester, with world-class botox. and in buffalo, where medicine meets the future. let us help grow your company's tomorrow -
5:15 pm
three people arrested in connection with a vicious acid attack in queens. cbs 2's ilana gold explains what may have prompted the attack, new at 5:00. >> reporter: a breakthrough in the case of alexandra dyer seen in this picture taken
5:16 pm
acid outside her office on skillman avenue on august 19 in long island. police call it an attempt to cover up an embezzlement scheme at her company where she is the executive director. people put out a sketch. it left her with severe burns. police arrested the suspect as 32-year-old jerry mohammed. they say he work with two accomplices who were also in custody. we went to alexandra dyer's home in queens. >> we wanted to see how she is doing. >> reporter: her husband answered the door. he and dyer didn't want to talk and when it comes to her coworkers, are you relieved to know there's an arrest? >> yes. >> reporter: the mastermind is kim williams. they say she worked as an accountant at dyer's organization that provides art services to students at the less fortunate. williams is accused of stealing $750,000 from the workplace between 2012 and
5:17 pm
of that illegal money to her friend pierre and then williams allegedly tried concealing the crime. police say that's when she conspired with jerry mohammed. investigators said he threw the acid on dyer to divert attention from the theft. did you ever suspect this embezzlement was going on. not really. >> reporter: we talked to the company and they couldn't comment bus the case is on gone. -- the case is still under investigation. ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> all three are facing a number of criminal charges including larceny and assault. governor christie is adding $10 million to this year's budget for lead clean- up efforts in new jersey. the governor making the announcement this afternoon. lawmakers have been pushing for more funds. last month elevated levels of lead were detected in drinking water in half of newark's public schools but the
5:18 pm
concern in new jersey is the outdated lead-based paint in old housing and not the water source. >> we're working hard and making sure that lead poisoning while it's a concern does never become an epidemic in new jersey. >> the governor says this year the state has already spent $7 million on lead inspections and an additional $5.4 million on lead testing. caught up in air travel nightmares from delays to cancellations, even lost luggage. you may want to complain but just know that if you do, it may not get to anyone. and travelers say that it's only leading now to even more airline aggravation. up in the air -- >> our flight attendant has gone nuts. >> reporter: -- and on the ground. >> do you care about your passengers? >> reporter: flying can leave passengers at the end of their ropes. [ screaming and crying ] >> speak to someone! >> reporter: so you want to complain? good luck!
5:19 pm
put the department of transportation's complaint information online. but just try to find it. >> it is extremely difficult. some would say impossible. >> reporter: this congresswoman janice hahn had her staffers comb airlines' websites searching for the department of transportation information. they found it nearly impossible to locate. >> they probably don't want these complaints. they don't want to see these complaints. and this is their way of doing it. >> reporter: to get the information on american airlines, for instance, you go to travel information, then click special assistance, and then go to something called the air carrier access act, delta's is also hidden in the air carrier access act section for travelers with disabilities. and it's a tricky search or frontier airlines with the information in its boarding and disembarking section. a spokesman admitted a customer would have to do his
5:20 pm
>> i don't see anything. >> reporter: we asked airfare watchdog to give it a go and after trying to find the department of transportation complaint information on six airline websites, he came up empty. >> if you put something on the website that's so deeply buried that nobody can find it really you're just playing a game. >> reporter: hahn says complaints to department of transportation are important. the agency can levy fines and issue new regulations based on patterns of complaints. she is sponsoring a bill to make the airlines prominently post the information. >> we don't want airlines to get away with that behavior. >> reporter: airlines are also supposed to have their own complaint information on their website but those complaints do not go to the department of transportation so another and probably better option is to just file a complaint on the department of transportation's own website. speaking of complaining, we have been hearing it, lonnie has been hearing it a little more than we have. it's cold. it's april. what's going on? >> you have to look on the bright side. we have all the sunshine out
5:21 pm
too happy with the temperatures. but look at this picture. this is just gorgeous. this is what i'm talking about, mo. i can see for miles and miles and just a beautiful blue sky out there. oh, who wrote that -- what band sang that song, you know? >> my gosh. >> the who. >> miles and miles. >> don't worry. i can see for miles and miles yeah. sunshine right now, 41 degrees. you take a look at the high temperature not much more than that 41. we were at 42 at 3 p.m. but typical is 57. so you're way off the mark. let me show you what's going on here. a 42-degree reading is typical for february 15th. way through april. well, the vortex satellite and radar, gorgeous in our area right now as far as the sky. it's all because of this big old high pressure system right over the ohio valley. there's a clockwise rotation around the high so on one side it's the cold side of the high where it's bringing in the north wind. on the other side it's the mild side of the high pressure
5:22 pm
we are going to get that mild air. it will be getting here by the time we get to, say, thursday but it will come with some wet weather. tomorrow morning less wind sunny start 29 degrees. high temperature maybe a little bit warmer than you were today, 49 but filtered sunshine as we watch that wet weather getting closer. i'll tell you when it gets here later. maurice and kristine, let's go back to you guys. >> okay, lonnie. >> baby boomer, thank you. [ laughter ] >> gee whiz. in just a moment, here at 5:00, it is a plan so controversial, the vote may get delayed. still ahead why this plan to ban plastic bags in parts of long island's has both sides crying foul. >> why writing things out by hand could help your memory. we'll be right back. (vo) you were born. you live in westchester.
5:23 pm
you live in the bronx. you're more than one person. you're many people. you're a community. you know what you want when it comes to medical care. you want the care of a top manhattan hospital without having to travel for it. you have it in montefiore. with a history of firsts we're nationally recognized for medical excellence, and with our albert einstein college of medicine, academic and research excellence. responsible for the world's first transvenous cardiac pacemaker, montefiore has been setting the pace in medicine ever since. and now, with our expansion into westchester and the hudson valley, state-of-the-art healthcare
5:24 pm
5:25 pm
coming up on the news at 6:00 it came out of nowhere. a tree crashes on a highway taking out a passing truck. >> it was crazy. it was like i don't know, the worst amusement park ride you ever been on. >> tonight we'll hear from the man behind the wheel. >> a local church honored with the chance to become a landmark but parish leaders aren't interested. that's at 6:00. if you want to be smarter you may want to swap your
5:26 pm
>> new study done in new jersey shows there's no replacement for old school notetaking. cbs 2's emily smith explains. >> reporter: if you like to write things out rather than type them, there's a chance you're smarter for it. according to a new study at princeton university, handwriting helps students focus and boost learning in a way a keyboard can't. >> the art of notetaking really helps them retain information and personalize the information. >> reporter: dr. alexis eckert principal of ho-ho-kus elementary school says as more schools do away with teaching cursive and writing in general she hopes the results of this study sound an alarm to educators. >> i do believe that technology has a place. but cursive writing has to be part of school practice. >> reporter: according to the study, students who take notes on a laptop do take more notes. but that pace and volume appears to undermine learning. they say computer notetakers
5:27 pm
but those who took notes by hand could remember longer even a week later. experts say brain imaging shows there's actually something about writing things down that excites the brain. >> i feel it emotionally so you actually use part of the body. another part of the body. it's not just in the eye. they are actually forming the letters. >> reporter: 8th graders we spoke with say they agree with the study even though a pen and paper seems antique. >> when you're typing, you're not writing out the letters. you're pressing part of a screen. >> i feel like writing it down really makes your brain remember it better. >> reporter: studies show any notes are better than none but if you want to make the most of the lesson, you may want to go old school with a pen and paper. emily smith, cbs 2 news. >> and while the study was done in the classroom, experts say the findings likely apply equally to business meetings or to the doctor's office. now, i totally buy it, right?
5:28 pm
any paper. always have the phone, just take notes in here. >> when i do write, i can't read what i write because my handwriting is so bad these days. >> then i lose the paper and it goes on and on. we're a mess. [ laughter ] all right. >> thank goodness we're adults and we don't have to worry about it so much. it is a dangerous -- it is dangerous times that we live in and this is an explosive lesson. [ explosion ] >> up next, the warning the fbi showed local police about common chemicals that can be combined to make a bomb. >> also, coming home champions. the huge greeting for villanova's basketball team after their huge win last night. >> plus, how taking over for a
5:29 pm
5:30 pm
in jail. the sun'll come out tomorrow... for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, tomorrow... i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever. entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than aleading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. can cause harm or death an unborn baby.
5:31 pm
if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure... ...kidney problems, or high potassium in your blood. tomorrow, tomorrow i love ya, tomorrow. ask your heart doctor about entresto. and help make tomorrow possible. you're only a day away right now at 5:30, training to stop terror. the fbi educates local authorities on the power of improvised explosive devices made with household products. johnson. >> welcome back. i'm maurice dubois. today's demonstration in new jersey included examples of ieds used by terrorists around the world. >> the training comes after last month's devastating
5:32 pm
cbs 2's meg baker has more now from edison. >> reporter: we are all partners in the fight against terrorism! that was the point made here in edison, new jersey, where the fbi conducted explosives demonstrations. [ explosion ] >> without the public's help and input, then we're really -- it's really difficult to identify any kind of threat without the assistance. >> reporter: special agents with the joint terrorism task force say the recent and tragic attacks in turkey and belgium show the real threat we face from explosives made with household products. >> bleach, ammonia, nail polish remover, brake fluid when combined in the right amounts they can inflict serious damage. >> reporter: today's event included state and local law enforcement, first responders and private sector partners who may deal with sensitive chemicals that could be used to make a homemade bomb. [ explosion ] >> we provide them an understanding and overview of what types of chemicals and devices can be put together
5:33 pm
by showing them exactly what the destructive nature of those devices is. >> reporter: helping to combat terrorism from all angles. >> anyone seeking to do us harm whether it's someone abroad or at home. >> reporter: special agent christopher white did the lethal mixing. >> one of the explosives that we made cold pack explosive we are using ammonium nitrate with fuel components. >> reporter: he says two of the most dangerous substances are nail polish remover and peroxide. a similar chemical was used by the brussels bombers. so again, they ask, if you see something, say something. even with the simplest of ingredients being mixed or bought. in edison, new jersey, cbs 2 news, meg baker. >> the fbi does this kind of training every year in multiple states. new york state police say an uber customer got behind the wheel and crashed a car after a high-speed chase.
5:34 pm
carlos hired uber to drive him from philadelphia to a college in upstate herkimer on sunday. he asked carlos to drive so he could take a nap. police satisfy think clocked carlos speeding at 86 miles an hour near binghamton and refused to pull over. he crashed and both men had minor injuries. it's big and bold and controversial. banning single use plastic bags across half of long island. the debate is heating up as the bill comes down to a vote. cbs 2's jennifer mclogan has the latest from hauppauge. >> reporter: a company that produces plastic bags on long island made from recycled plastic bags, its 300 workers wonder if they will have jobs. soon suffolk county legislators will vote on a law to ban distribution of single use plastic bags a volatile subject that has environmentalists squaring off against retailers and plastic advocates. >> it's not only inexpensive but it's not made from oil,
5:35 pm
legislature believes it is. it's made from by-product of natural gas. >> reporter: claiming some reusable bags come with health concerns, made of oil imported from china, the industry tells us their side is rarely heard, that plastics are targeted with false exaggerated and uncorroborated claims. >> i'm a boater. i see garbage in the waterways all the time. but it's not just plastic bags. it's all sorts of different litter. and this law is only singling out this one small percentage of a much larger problem. >> reporter: but some lawmakers in suffolk say science is on their side. less than 1% of the 100 billion plastic bags americans use every year are recycled. most are litter on end up in landfills taking a long time to decompose. >> these plastic bags are ubiquitous. first off they pollute. they are all over the place. they are in beaches and bays. they are hanging all over trees and shrubbery and our highways.
5:36 pm
environment says the bags have become a hazard for fish and birds. time to ban them throughout the county? the bill's sponsor william spencer is also a medical doctor. >> if we can take some of the burden of the prosecution that these bags pose, they block sewer treatment plants, they block stormwater runoff pipes, um, if we can do that, we are going to save taxpayers money. >> reporter: the plan is to sell paper at checkout for 10 cents or reusable bags for 10 cents. no more plastic. the intense debate crosses party lines. it's become so ferocious the vote now tabled may not take place until at least april 22, earth day. from hauppauge, jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> if passed, the legislation will be slowly implemented. eventually, the health department could impose $500 fines or stores that continue to provide plastic bags.
5:37 pm
amy schumer says it's no laughing matter. the magazine cover that sent her to social media in a blast of anger. >> plus, what is dr. max gomez wearing? it's a suit that could give us a glimpse into the future. >> and today in history in 1994, kurt cobain the front man for the band nirvana killed himself. decades later the 27-year- old's suicide continues to make headlines as police
5:38 pm
conspiracy theories. these little guys? they represent blood cells. and if you have afib - an irregular heartbeat that may put you at five times greater risk of stroke - they can pool together in the heart, forming a clot that can break free, and travel upstream to the brain where it can block blood flow and cause a stroke. but if you have afib that's not caused by a heart valve problem, pradaxa can help stop clots from forming. and, in the rare event of an emergency, pradaxa is not for people who have had a heart valve replacement. don't stop taking pradaxa without talking to your doctor. stopping increases your risk of stroke or blood clots. ask your doctor if you need to stop pradaxa before any planned medical or dental procedure. pradaxa can cause serious, and sometimes, fatal bleeding.
5:39 pm
and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems, stomach ulcers, a bleeding condition, or take certain medicines. side effects with pradaxa can include indigestion, stomach pain, upset or burning. don't just go with the flow. go with pradaxa, the only blood thinner that lowers your risk of stroke better than warfarin and has a specific reversal treatment. talk to your doctor about pradaxa today. foalthr w vis.u n'brk .yowaa ecofakouswchs artemasitastoet00egntne usv d onfoju 9. p mthnle.
5:40 pm
lyioca you normally think of technology as something that will help us get healthier, smarter, maybe even faster. >> so why would somebody develop technology to make us slower and feel older? that's what cbs 2's dr. max gomez wanted to find out and wait until you see what he learned. >> reporter: welcome to new york, we walk faster talk fast, get a lot done! we are just a more impatient lot which is hard when we come upon some of our older slower neighbors. >> they cut you off every time i try to go around them.
5:41 pm
identify with aging if you haven't walked in an older person's shoes so i did that today with help of amazing technology. >> it's going to affect your vision. >> reporter: it's an exoskeleton suit of robotic technology a $2 million collaboration between jen worth financial and robotic designer applied minds. the idea is to give me a feel for what it's like to experience various maladies of aging. the traveling interactive experience is currently at the liberty science center. >> in our society it's hard to talk about aging. it's hard for parents to talk to their kids about it and kids to their parents. so it's who ten spark a dialogue. >> reporter: first, they impair my vision with what it's like to have glaucoma or macular degeneration. pretty disabling. then comes a physically demanding part. the blue lights on the exoskeleton turn red to show the joints that are getting stiff.
5:42 pm
trying to move your arms through peanut butter. then they put me on a treadmill a heart rate monitor showing how hard i work as the controller stiffens my hispanic or knees. watch the lights turn read first on both legs then one at a time. >> we hope this encourages patience. that sort of impatience that comes with youth is maybe a little misplaced because the person walking next to you might be working a lot harder than you realize. >> reporter: now, that jen worth aging experience will be at the liberty science center through sunday. if you go you might get picked to wear the suit but at the very least, the folks watching me got a taste of what aging will be like as well as i got the taste, as well. >> what did you think? they say age something not for sissies. >> no. what's cool is this technology can help paraplegics walk again that sort of things with exoskeletons. they can be used -- it's already being used in japan to help baggage handlers be stronger and be able to carry
5:43 pm
>> i was going to say. you looked like ironman there. >> augments reality in your strength. >> like the michelin man. >> like c3po. >> i liked it! it's a good look. >> thank you. just how much will the average wedding run couples these days? the sticker who isic that could get you -- -- the sticker shock they could get walking down the aisle. it's big. >> we are in old westbury at what they call the polo house. they even have horses, plus a porsche comes with the property. that's coming up in "living large." >> also -- >> up and back down and it all happened really fast. >> a close call on the highway. why the driver says his brush with a big tree could have been so much worse. >> and he used to be someone's -- it used to be someone's trash. now it's treasure.
5:44 pm
5:45 pm
(laughing) there's nothing like making their day. except making sure their tomorrow is taken care of too. financial guidance while you're mastering life. from chase. so you can. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, the lowest taxes in decades, and new infrastructure for a new generation attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in rochester, with world-class botox. and in buffalo, where medicine meets the future. let us help grow your company's tomorrow -
5:46 pm
hey what are you here for? you getting poked, prodded or pinched?? uhhh yeah, colon cancer screening. hey me too, second time. it's a piece of cake! that sounds good right now. it's no big deal. that's what everyone tells me. today there is more than one way to screen for colon cancer and it's easier than ever. if you're 50 or older talk with your healthcare provider and choose the best test for you! if you're 50 or older get screened for colon cancer. engaged couples are spending record amounts of money to get married. 18,000 couples were surveyed
5:47 pm
of a wedding is more than $32,000. that doesn't include the honeymoon. a manhattan wedding is the most expensive at $82,000. it's over $46,000 in the other boroughs. on long island, it adds up to $56,000. $57,000 in weather watchers and hudson valley. and more than $55,000 in northern and central new jersey. >> hm. >> ouch. >> how do you spell elope again? starts with an e. >> vegas, anybody? [ laughter ] if you don't spend all your money on your wedding you may be in the market for tonight's "living large." it's a luxurious setting with an impressive view of nature. cbs 2's emily smith takes us on a tour in old westbury. >> reporter: the polo ranch is on two acres of pristinely manicured property in old westbury. sean elliott gives us the tour. >> this is a front-to-back
5:48 pm
the view. >> you have to take a look at the ceiling. it is all mahogany. great attention to detail. >> reporter: you can easily accommodate 24 people in the dining room, floors, hardwood oak. in the library we met the homeowner and builder. >> originally built it for myself. then i saw what the marketplace was doing so i decided to put it on the market. i grabbed inspiration from all over the place. this room reminds me of the polo bar. >> reporter: the library has mahogany walls with a high gloss shine and pricy furniture. >> ralph lauren. >> of course. >> reporter: the great room opens to the outdoors and seamlessly blends with the kitchen. >> you have carrera ra marble. you have the highest end appliances possible. >> reporter: the kitchen
5:49 pm
>> it's made by alison eden a very famous artist. >> reporter: a three floor spiral staircase brings you to all levels. >> we are going into the master. >> reporter: okay. it's a large room with a custom vaulted lattice ceiling and a terrace overlooking the yard. the master bathroom has a mixture of materials including caesar stone. >> what i like most is it overlooks the property. >> reporter: the lower level has a spectacular home theater. >> these seats all recline. they even have a place to plug in your phone charger. >> reporter: and finally, the yard. it has an infinity pool and hot tub plus a view of a 500-acre preserve owned by a horse- riding company. last one. let's go. if you buy the house at the listing price, you also get a white convertible porsche. >> cost $6,995,000 to live large here. >> reporter: that's "living large" in old westbury. care. >> oh, to dream.
5:50 pm
on that day that that was shot? gorgeous. >> different. >> a little different from today. >> it could have been shot >> i'm trying. >> not working. >> the effort was there. we have a beautiful out there. the parallel i was trying to draw. temperatures hovering in the upper 30s, low 40s. it's more interesting to talk about your low temperatures this morning. this will give you an idea. chrissy 18 degrees. east brunswick 26 started off. new york city started off at 26 degrees this morning. it was 18 in narrowsburg, new york a lot of real cold tompkins cove. what's here in new york city, it's sunny. high temperature was 42 degrees. 26 degrees. and it's going to be just about as cold tomorrow morning. my headlines look like this. a freeze warning goes into
5:51 pm
now, it may not be 26. maybe it's going to be 29. maybe it will be 30 in new york city to start off. so it's a few degrees warmer to start off and a few degrees warmer in the afternoon, as well. but in terms of the mild air, just wait until thursday because we could be pushing the 60-degree mark around here. problem with thursday is, it's going to come at the same time that the cloud cover fills in and there's going to be a rain chance on thursday, as well. let me time this out. there you see your day tomorrow is good-looking. maybe some filtered sunshine late. early thursday morning you're looking at a chance for showers preceding the big show for your morning commute. but again it looks like the bigger activity would be closer to the evening commute at 4 p.m. again it's just a computer, you know, depiction where it could be. this could be a little slower or faster. but it looks like the second half of thursday would be the wetter half of your day. and then sort of pushes out of here. friday a little leftover
5:52 pm
notice start to see some white and pink on the screen. friday temperatures go down. so you won't be 60 on friday. you will be more like 50 on friday. let talk about the rain that we could be picking up on thursday. it looks right now like anybody in our area sees, you know, take a peek at the numbers depending where you live half inch to a little over an inch. but the story for right now, the cold air that's in place. i told you there's a freeze warning in effect for basically all of the area that had a freeze warning yesterday and even a freeze watch yesterday. now it's a freeze warning for everybody from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow. starting off tomorrow morning in new york city like around 6 a.m. at 30 degrees. everybody on the map is 32 or colder. starting at 18 in liberty. for tomorrow, filtered sun in the afternoon. temperatures rise a little to 49. a little dip after sunset.
5:53 pm
friday the mets will be playing. 50 degrees. could be some morning rain that lingers maybe some snowflakes wet snow well north just showing the cold air comes back because on saturday you hit 46 degrees again. >> oh, boy. all right. >> thank you. villanova's basketball team is returning home after its epic finish to march madness. the players are about to get a championship welcome home. the wildcats' plane just landed at philadelphia airport. buses will soon be bringing them to villa nova's football field. it was one of the greatest wins in march madness history h kris jenkins with the buser. after a win like that he didn't sleep much. he had the buzzer beater. >> i spent time with the family and talked with my teammates and then before i knew it, it was 7 a.m. [ laughter ] >> it was so much excitement over that finish even
5:54 pm
went to auburn, he did a celebration dance, it was that kind of day. we were yelling in the studio. it was fun. >> not really. >> just on commercials! up next, amy schumer's cover controversy. why she is taking issue with the magazine's am plycasion about her size. >> and then at 6:00, new video on the hudson.
5:55 pm
to the bottom. early detection is critical in fighting cancer. a misdiagnosis or other errors can have serious consequences. for almost 40 years jacoby & meyers has successfully represented thousands of clients. winning them the money they need to take care of themselves and their families. you fight the cancer. we'll fight for you. every auto insurance policy has a number. but not every insurance company understands the life behind it. those who have served our nation have earned the very best service in return.
5:56 pm
get an auto insurance quote and see why 92% of our members plan to stay for life. all across america families are coming back to time warner cable for a whole new experience. that's because we've been working hard to give you better service, and it shows. we came back for internet speeds so fast even the kids are impressed. oh she's impressed. we're catching up on movies and shows on demand just as fast as we can watch them. for $89.99 a month you'll get 100 meg ultra-fast internet, popular hd channels and unlimited calling. twc's home wifi is so strong we can use all our devices at the same time. so we can all watch whatever we want. and that's kinda cool. call now. for $89.99 a month you'll get internet, tv and phone. there's no contract, no risk and our money-back guarantee. come back today and we'll give you free installation with our exclusive one-hour arrival window. feels good to be back.
5:57 pm
you'll get free installation, tv equipment and epix included. and now get a $300 reward card. call today, and welcome back. amy schumer is not happy with a magazine that says she is an inspiring plus size woman. she says it's not sending the right message. reaga medgie reports. >> reporter: aim may schumer is featured in a recent limited edition of the magazine for plus sized women. earlier today, she posted this. >> i think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. beautiful healthy women plus
5:58 pm
network. then she continued to write, young girls see my body type thinking that's plus size? what are your thoughts? so we hit the streets to find out. >> i'm my out. >> amy schumer is a great size. >> reporter: are you concerned about the message that's sent? >> that my daughter might starve herself to be a size 0. >> reporter: a glamour power is says: the edition did not describe her as plus size. we are sorry if we offended her in any way. >> i think i'm beautiful no matter what size i am. i have given birth to twins, i have had three children and as far as i'm concerned i'm gorgeous and i'm a size 18.
5:59 pm
final word in a tweet bottom line seems to be we are done with these unnecessary labels which seem to be reserved for women. in manhattan, close call, a tree almost crushes a tree on a new jersey highway. >> the worst amusement park park ride we have ever been on. >> it could have been worse. >> it's 2 degrees. >> yankee stadium is open today. >> ice covered the field but that didn't keep the players or the fans away. we are live for the yankees home opener. >> plus new video tonight of the moment a tugboat sank in the hudson killing 3 people on board. >> and fighting landmark status. why a church says the distinction would do more harm than good.
6:00 pm
>> i'm kristine johnson. dana tyler is off tonight. those stories just ahead but first we begin with breaking news on the west side highway. terrible news for commuters. two northbound lanes are shut down right now while crews inspect a retaining wall. chopper 2 is over the wall in question. tracee carrasco live in mobile2 with all that traffic right now. >> reporter: as you can see, we are sitting in some major traffic. expect some delays if you are heading out of the city on the henry hudson parkway tonight. we have been here for about an hour now just past 96th street. the problem is crews are inspecting a bulging retaining wall at 123rd street. they have two lanes blocked off as they do this work. it's unclear how long those lanes will be closed. but as you can see here, we are not going very fast. so if you can, take an alternate route and plan for some extra time. live tonight from mobile2,

39 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on