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christie -- kristine is off. let's get right to lonnie quinn. >> here is the deal with the rain. right now pretty quiet out there, we're in a bit of a lull chick before the actual front. -- that is the front that's going to make its way through the area, not moving to east, there's a bit of that east, northeast component to it. we will be watching this, like around west virginia, moving in and primarily during your morning commute. rain is likely out there as you are waking up, 50 degrees or so but the afternoon looks to be the better half of your day. could see some sunshine that time, high temp about 58. let's time it out with futurecast. i'm going to do that later. desk. >> thank you. right now, crews are still working to try to fully reopen 15th street between sixth and seventh avenues in midtown.
is now open only to pedestrians. the city says a water main leaked flooding basements and setting off a chain reaction with an underground steam pipe. people scrambled for cover fearing it was something worse. it was not. nobody was hurt. tonight the self-proclaimed red night -- red light robin hood has surrendered to the police. his family tells us he turned himself in after admitting to cbs2 that he vandalized dozens of red light cameras. stephen ruth calls them dangerous and says they were installed to generate money for suffolk county from traffic tickets. last year, ruth was arrested for disabling cameras. he showed carolyn gusoff exclusively how he spent his weekend. >> i cut the cable wires making it useless. >> reporter: so you turned the camera off? >> i've made it dysfunctional, just like the program. i don't know how many but somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to 30. >> no confirmation from suffolk police on whether ruth was arrested tonight.
transgender bathroom policy has passed in a new jersey school district, the board heard from parents and students tonight, cbs2's valerie castro is live in hillsdale where their meeting just wrapped up. valerie? >> reporter: maurice, the school board voted in the last 30 minutes to pass the new policy. there were lots of speakers on both sides. it was a very contentious debate and it also included transgender students. the new and improved policy will accommodate transgender students at pasqual hills and pasqual valley regional high to use the restrooms that a transgender student identifies with. restrooms and changing areas already provide for individual privacy and the students will have to show that this is indeed their core identity. some parents believe the issue was forced through and others were very happy about the vote. >> i don't think there's enough education to us, and as well as the people around to understand how to deal with this in the future.
people from the community that were opposed to it, but glad to see the school is taking steps in the right direction. >> reporter: the school board made it a point to point out that there are always adult supervisors in locker room changing areas. board also says any non- transgender students who are uncomfortable with the new policy will be given the option to change in a more private location. reporting live in hillsdale, valerie castro, cbs2 news. >> thank you. police are looking for a mugger who followed his victim through a door left unlocked before the sabbath. surveillance video shows him entering an apartment building on president street in crown heights, he sneaked up behind a 24-year-old on saturday night and wrapped his arm around her neck. the thief took the victim's phone and a five dollar bill. campaign 2016 now, at least two of donald trump's children
cbs2's tony aiello live with more on that and the rest of the day on the campaign trail. >> trump's daughter yvonne and son eric both missed the new york deadline to register as republicans, so they can't vote for trump on april 19. granted he probably won't need their volts. a poll has trump in front here by 33 points. donald trump talked winning to a huge crowd in albany. >> we're going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning! to >> reporter: the front-runner also got in some whining about the weekends results in colorado. >> it's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. >> ted cruz won all 34 delegates, at local conventions in the rocky mountains state. it was front page news eight months ago when republicans there decided to cancel voting in a traditional presidential preference poll. cruz organized his people in time but the trump camp seems to have been taken by surprise. >> it's a fix.
yelling and screaming. ted cruz was in california where his campaign claims to have the jump on trump. >> he doesn't even have a campaign manager yet in california. >> reporter: on the democratic side -- >> it's great to be back. >> reporter: hillary clinton was in suffolk county promising to address the concerns of suburbanites. >> to deal with rising property taxes, congested transportation, overcrowded schools. >> reporter: the polls have her up an average of 14 points over bernie sanders. who told a huge crowd in buffalo he hopes to pull off an empire state surprise. >> we can run a winning national campaign without being dependent on wall street and the big money interests. [ cheering ] >> reporter: john kasich will give a major speech tomorrow in new york city.
second to donald trump here in pennsylvania and in maryland. maurice? >> tony aiello in our newsroom, thank you. mayor de blasio denies any wrongdoing but says he is no longer commenting on the federal corruption probe that's ongoing. we've now learned federal prosecutors are looking at how the mayor's campaign solicited donations. last week police commissioner bratton stripped the guns and badges from four top nypd commanders. the u.s. attorney is reportedly interested in the actions of former de blasio campaign treasurer ross offinger. >> i hold myself and my administration to the highest standard of integrity. i'm not going to be speaking about this after today. >> there are also questions about hundreds of thousands of dollars in investments paid by real estate developers to former nypd chief philip banks. his authority says the payments were illegal. a follow-up to a frightening scam, cbs2 first of june about last night, a westchester couple targeted by con artists who used social media to learn where they live
cbs2's brian conybeare explains how to protect yourself. >> i'm afraid someone is watching us. >> reporter: carol ann martinez and her husband hector are shaken by the phone scam they got caught in thursday. >> how they knew all this information. >> reporter: the couple says it started with a call from a mystery man who said carol ann hit his nephew in the perfect -- parking lot. >> my sister was having major back surgery. posted on facebook that she was okay. the surgery went fine. >> reporter: after the post, a con artist called hector's cell phone demanding money to pay for the victim's medical expenses or they would keep beating carol ann who they claimed to kidnap. >> there was a woman screaming hysterically, hector, don't call the police. if you call the police, we're going to hurt her more. >> i was like, i'm going to pay. >> reporter: hector discovered his wife was a safe and the
target them. >> you have to be proactive in protecting yourself. facebook is not going to do it for it. instagram is not going to do it for you. >> reporter: most social media users are not aware of how much information they make public everyday. >> if you have your location setting on, they know what time you leave your house, where you stop for coffee, do you go to the gym? >> reporter: he recommends you turn off location services that automatically identify your location. use privacy settings to limit who can see your content. delay posting photos and videos that show where you are until you get home. and limit personal information on social media or you too could get conned. >> with all the information they had on us, they could do this to anybody. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours we've been contacted by five other victims targeted by similar scams. police warn you should never give out personal information to strangers who call, email or contact you on social media and having a secret code word that only family members know will help you verify if it is really them if they are caught in a dangerous situation, maurice? >> thank you.
institutes of health say the zika virus is much more destructive to fetal brains than first thought. researchers have now linked zika to stillbirths, miscarriages, eye problems and other complications. not only in the first trimester but throughout pregnancy. there are also reports of rare neurological problems in adults. officials are asking congress for $1.9 billion for mosquito control and to help develop vaccines and treatments. still ahead at cbs2 news at 11 -- my kids were on the front lawn playing soccer. they came running in and said the plane crashed. >> from a backyard barbecue to a fiery crash, a long island family shares the heroic story. a wedding ring ripped from a dead woman's finger but the
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the pilot and his passenger expected to make a full recovery having been pulled from last night's fiery plane crash on long island. 34-year-old pilot scott clifford is in serious condition with broken ribs and legs, his passenger, michael rome, was treated for a concussion and bruised lung. the plane crashed in a residential area of bayport and quick thinking neighbors rushed in to save them. >> the wires were jumping around on the ground like they were life. it's a chance you take, but if we didn't take that chance, those guys would not have been able to get out of the plane. >> thank god he's alive, thanks
>> the plane appears it was reached -- trying to return when it crashed. a warning for transit light rail riders, be prepared to be recorded. not just what you do, but what you say. transit says its new security system is designed to deter crime and unruly behavior. signs are posted on the trains with technology, but some people say the recordings are a problem. >> it's a monumental invasion of privacy. so that's the real concern, that they don't have a warrant or any other legitimate reason to be recording these conversations. >> people making threats, people doing all kind -- types of criminal activity, plotting things. it's not really invasion of privacy because you are in a public place. >> so far the technology is on the river line and it is being installed on the hudson, bergen and newark light rail. new security video of what appears to be a despicable act
a woman allegedly stealing a ring from a deceased victim in odessa, texas. little did the suspect know the ring was fake. police say it's only worth $10 but the theft there involving a corpse is still a felony. new tonight, could knowing you are taking a placebo actually heal you? research is showing it is possible, some patients may not need drugs. dick brennan reports more patients are getting a prescription placebo. >> reporter: it looks like any ordinary pill. but it turns out it is fake medication that doctors confirmed can cure some of the most common medical conditions. >> i felt fantastic. never felt better in my life. >> reporter: he worked for linda, she suffers from irritable bowel syndrome which often strikes without notice. >> i felt horrible because i didn't have a life. i couldn't plan anything. >> reporter: when she saw an ad for a study she signed up.
>> reporter: she was shocked when doctors told her she would be getting a placebo. >> we said you don't have to believe in it, just do it. it's a crazy idea. >> i was so disappointed. i went, a sugar pill, are you kidding? that's not going to work. >> reporter: but it did. her symptoms disappeared. >> i made plans, i went out, not have to worry about anything. got my life back. >> reporter: in another study, migraine sufferers were told they were given a placebo and their pain level was reduced by 30%. dr. harris says there may be something else at work here. >> i believe there's a little part is that is saying, i wonder if this really is a placebo. maybe she's just telling me that. >> there are physiological reasons that placebos can activate the same neurotransmitters as powerful drugs. >> the body has an internal pharmacy for conditions. >> reporter: there are limits to the placebo effect. >> we're not going to shrink a tumor with a placebo pill. >> reporter: but for some conditions it could fundamentally change the way patients are treated.
drugs for long periods, if a placebo was going to work, that's probably where you want to start. >> reporter: more studies on the placebo effect will begin at harvard later this spring. dick brennan, cbs2 news. pretty incredible video tonight of severe weather in texas, hail, like something out of a horror movie. [ hailing ] in wylie, texas, looks like something otherworldly trying to enter this house. wylie texas near dallas, that is precipitation breaking windows and clanking against the blinds. the video was shot by a photographer in our sister station in the area at his own home. my goodness. something was going on there. lonnie, none of that coming our way. nothing like that. i do see inclement weather moving in, bouts of heavy rain,
dramatic stuff. let's get right to it, checking in right now with the weather watchers and all around the metro area, temperatures are low-to-mid 50s or so, i saw a little bit of rain have their lingering north of the area, let me see if we have any here with ed lynch in red hook, he's got clouds right now, 48 degrees. a couple showers out there, i will point them out to you in a moment. here's what it looks like, out over the park, mostly cloudy, 55 degrees. southerly wind at around eight. southerly wind warmed up to 65 degrees today. six about the average, what we expect to see this time of year, headlines looking like this for your morning commute, i think rain is going to be out there, not for everybody all at the same time, it's a line that's going to move through the area. western suburbs first and eastern suburbs last. it is a cold front so cooler air behind it especially during the morning and on wednesday and thursday, starting off in the 30s and plenty of you will
ted hart, next week, a lot of 70s out there. good stuff, right? how much rain are we looking at with this line? looks like the biggest number on the board, 0.75 or less. confined to your morning commute, could make that kind of sloppy out there. talk about northern suburbs having a little bit of a light shower right now, not a big deal. not a huge player. the bigger picture show you where the bigger player is and it is this front and it is going to be moving through the area. let's time it out for you with temperatures as well. 7:00 a.m., the commute is underway in new york city, maybe a light little shower out there, more substantial rain and moderate showers off to the west. okay? that's 7:00 in the morning. now 10:30, the front is over new york city. wherever you see these oranges, that's where you could have heavy downpour embedded with this line as it moves through, 58 in the city at that hour, 3:00 p.m. including east end of long island, everybody else now
cooler air, 48 at 3:00 p.m. in monticello. than the colder air sets up for wednesday morning. everybody in the 30s and plenty of folks below the freezing mark. that's the coldest run i've seen as a late. 34 in the city on wednesday morning. i don't think it's going to be quite that cold that hey, we'll watch the numbers. 50s when you wake up to, rain is likely again. i think a better afternoon with some sunshine even coming back in times, 58 for the high, 56 on wednesday, then 60 on thursday, 61 friday. 65 saturday, do i hear 69? i do, sir. 69 on sunday. next week is looking pretty good. >> thank you, lonnie. children's dreams became reality in one of the greatest stages in the world. >> [ singing ] >> the 10th annual garden of dreams talent show took place at radio city tonight. they were selected from more than two dozen organizations to help kids facing personal obstacles. everything from homelessness to
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otis livingston is off, steve overmyer is in. the phone was ringing four today. >> it was. we've been checking twitter seeing if he was going to post anything. it hasn't happened yet unless he actually posted on twitter. we're still waiting for this right now. jacob degrom is about to become a daddy. he got the call that the baby is coming. the mets pitcher hopped on a private jet, he landed in florida. around that time things for the mets went south. it has been 10 days since steven matz has pitched. that extended layoff can be harmful.
he didn't make it out of the second inning against the florida marlins. when the dust settled after giancarlo stanton's mammoth home run, he had given up seven runs. he had never given up more than three for an entire game. maybe yoenis cespedes found something in that home run yesterday? tonight he had a couple hits, another rbi, the mets started chipping away, 8-3 but cutting that to a five-run deficit was the high water mark for them in this game. marcel ozuna quickly added to the marlins lead in the sixth. seven hits, their losing streak is now at three. 10-3 is the final. the court of the mets is certainly the starting rotation. if they all get ace contracts, this could be a billion-dollar rotation, but no they can't keep them all. current mets broadcaster ron darling joined us to give us a little perspective on the small window the mets can expect a world series run. >> shouldn't even worry about that kind of stuff.
to sort themselves out. what you think you have today, you might not have down the road. i think if you are a fan or a fan of the game, just enjoy these young pitchers going out and doing their craft every fifth day. >> he struck him out! >> when zack wheeler comes back after the break, they will have a rotation if you look around baseball, and said we want the 20 best arms that are 27 or younger, five of them are going to be in the mets rotation. that's unheard-of. >> the rangers have stanley cup goals, but will that change because of injuries? we're going to tell you why henrik lundqvist left practice early today when sports comes back. how are you doing today? that's how i am. red head fred. ultra rare. i collect these too. nah, these are for my dog because he can never decide which one he wants until he gets home, so... american express presents the blue cash everyday card with no annual fee. cash back on purchases. my only concern is that this is where we put food. a dog's foot is cleaner than a human's mouth. that's what they say. is it?
the nets season is coming to an end. this team looks like they are on vacation, not even trying to play defense. washington beats them by nine, their final game is on wednesday. henrik lundqvist left rangers practice early today because he got sick. the reader say it is flulike symptoms. they hope he will be able to play in game one. rangers practice was highlighted by who was not there, ryan mcdonagh will not play in the series opener against pittsburgh on wednesday. the penguins have won 14 of their last 16. mcdonough's hand injury is going to make the rangers job a little tougher. >> compensating to fill the boots of a guy like that, our
another guy a chance to step up. got to look at the positives out of every situation. >> the rangers play on wednesday. the islanders against the panthers on thursday. it is hockey, postseason, playoff, get ready for some fun action. >> it is time. >> we know it. back in just a bit. cae mpits veecve a w ar. buwee ceed f me. inudg maze'#1orinrn sed0 arruin anjdow rkeusigstinusmesasftir e irye..n ro awdsret erhi. twh ty meroyo cuoms,heme aotlyiohathfaesteetn e stwaedneorghno g serfa 1
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