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your rangers the animals or the poachers? >> it's the poachers, definitely the poachers. they've got deadly weapons. >> reporter: tonight the rangers have air support. this is the latest attempt to combat the killing of rhinos in south africa. >> nighttime operations have always been very, very difficult. besides possibly meeting up with poachers you might be tracking, other dangers are the animals out there. you walk into a herd of buffalo, you're in big trouble. you probably are going to be dead. >> and there will be much more from africa tomorrow. tune into gma first thing in the morning as we take you live on safari. tune in tomorrow night on night lin for an epic expedition for a series "into the wild." thank you for watching. as always, we're online 24/7 on our "nightline" facebook page
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a growing memorial to remember a 16-month-old boy. investigators try to figure out what happened and right now police are questioning his babysitter. but first get ready for a wet and wild couple of days. some of it, snow.
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tonight and the last couple days say adios for a while. >> meteorologist lee goldberg at the weather wall and tracking the incoming storms. >> certainly been very streaky. three straight beautiful days, now we go to three unsettled days. streets are still dry. they will be for the morning commute. that changes by midday. we still have 41, partly cloudy skies. northeast wind freshening a little bit. we're below freezing in the northern suburbs. north of i-80. not too far from it in long island and down the shore as well. it's still about 38 in newark. here's the first of two storms over three days. rain spreading in to the delmarva. this storm makes a move to the coast. rains at cape may. midday, about new york city. i think it starts as rain but probably some wet snow in western essex county, northern new jersey, right along i-80. this is not going to stick to area roadways. we're just too warm. as the afternoon wears on in to the evening commute, maybe
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it will go back and forth as rain. mainly rain off to the south then things will taper off during the evening hours. what you need to know is a mix midday. rain coat, umbrella, even snow boots to the north. evening. inch or two. mainly north of new york city. mostly wet roads, slick spots to the north. big time rainstorm. maybe flooding rains and damaging winds. more on that storm and snowfall map coming up in accuweather in a few minutes. a community coming together tonight to grieve for a 16-month-old baby dead tonight. signs of trauma on his little body. his parents out of town, the child left with a nanny and her boyfriend, both apparently with extensive criminal records. both being questioned by police. carolina leid in the park hill section of staten island with the latest. >> police of course trying to figure out what exactly happened here.
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woman who was watching this child and her boyfriend. but really the focus tonight was on this vigil. dozens of people who surrounded all of these candles, so many people who were just trying to cope with such a tragic loss. >> happy baby, good baby. really cute baby. the cutest baby ever. >> reporter: 16-month-old anthony delgado was remembered at a candlelight vigil outside a staten island home. an emotional night for friends, family, and neighbors. many praying for his grieving father and mother. >> he meant everything to her. he meant everything to martha. everything. her life revolved around that baby. >> reporter: hospital doctors observed possible signs of trauma on the baby's body. the baby's grandmother found him unconscious and unresponsive. police are questioning his 31-year-old babysitter.
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that babysitter has nine prior arrests. her 53-year-old boyfriend has 25 prior arrests. a spokesperson said in a statement we're investigating the circumstances that may have led to the heartbreaking and tragic death of this little boy. >> i just pray that they give them what they deserve because i believe in my heart that they did that. i believe that. i believe that as a mother. tomorrow. this case. reporting live in the park hill section of staten island, carolina leid, channel 7 eyewitness news. new at 11:00, $183 million awarded tonight to the families of firefighters killed or hurt in a ferocious blaze that came tragedy. a jury tonight holding new york city and a landlord in the bronx liable for the two firefighters
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in january of 2005 when they had to jump from a burning 5th floor apartment because a fire escape apartments. a chain reaction crash in people are dead. it happened on the westbound toll plaza in jersey city. one vehicle rear ended another and that caused the second vehicle to get in to a head-on collision with a van. two adults and a child were rushed to the hospital. the victim's identities have not yet been released. a critical new clue tonight in the search for a predator in brooklyn. police releasing this new image of a man wanted for abducting a 14-year-old girl last week in the sheepshead bay section. when the girl managed to pull free, the man ran away. talk about a frightening home invasion. new videos showing three masked men seconds before they barge in to an apartment in westchester county and go on the attack. the victims pistol whipped in pelham.
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>> we're on the 500 block of 5th avenue here in pelham where there are stores on the street level and apartments upstairs. police believe the home invasion happened right above us. now they're anxious to make arrests. >> this is the stuff of nightmares. only it wasn't a dream. police report three men in masks and gloves and armed broke in to a second floor apartment in pelham terrorized the couple inside. >> there's no description. they had masks on. >> do you know why you were targeted? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: i spoke with a woman behind the door tonight. according to authorities, the three intruders pistol whipped the male victim, struck another victim, then left without taking anything. >> we truly believe this is not a random act. we believe this particular apartment was selected. the apartment in itself is known to us but not known to have any illegal activity. so to us, we're very curious about this. >> reporter: a next door neighbor who did not want to be identified said she was about to
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men come up the stairs. a chilling sight, she ran back in to her apartment. >> did you see their guns? you did not know -- you knew something was wrong. >> yeah. >> reporter: as for the man who was pistol whipped, we're told he was taken to the hospital and given stitches. >> he's not feeling well at all. he's pretty shaken up. >> police think at least two of the men were armed but all three ran off when the woman started screaming. it's not clear why this particular apartment was targeted. in pelham, lucy yang, channel 7 eyewitness news. drama on broadway tonight and it's not on the stage, it's real life. the ex-boyfriend of a broadway actress under arrest tonight accused of making death threats against the star.
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police say he had a knife in his pocket and said somebody's going to die. one of the two nypd officers shot in brooklyn remains in the hospital tonight. the suspect, jamal funez, is in critical condition and will face attempted murder charges. eight officers converged on his vehicle early saturday morning after police say he pointed a gun at officers. he has 15 prior arrests in new york city and 11 in chicago. a vigil tonight to remember the victims of the latest senseless gun massacre. people gathering in a park in kalamazoo, michigan. the accused killer, uber driver jason dalton, today denied bond. prosecutor says dalton admitted to the attacks. investigators believe he chose the victims at random, shooting them in between picking up fares. in the race for the white house, the candidates are in a last minute push.
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crisscrossed nevada today ahead of the primary. marco rubio is rising in the polls. ted cruz is criticizing both rivals, claiming he is the only true conservative. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing for south carolina's democratic primary later this week. both candidates are courting the critical black vote. clinton commands a demanding lead heading in to the primary on saturday. new at 11:00, you want faster cell phone service? turns out the newest fastest next generation of wireless phones now being tested in our area. verizon joining at&t to develop 5g service and verizon is testing it in new jersey. how fast? it's the speed of fiber optics but without the fiber. can you hear me now? here's josh einiger. >> reporter: this big gray van is the next big thing in wireless. basically a phone on wheels. it's been driving around verizon's basking ridge headquarters testing the
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>> that is amazing. i cannot believe that. i grew up with transistor radios. this is like the most amazing stuff going. >> reporter: basking ridge is one of three new jersey towns where verizon will test technology. it says it's 300 times as fast as the 4g phone you use today. from basking ridge i face timed tonight with one of the experts at cnet. this call on my iphone 6, a 4g phone, the most advanced you can get today. >> i don't know how it looks to you but for me it looks kind of muddy. it's a little glitchy. with 5g, how would this be different? >> i think it would feel like how you think of the internet being in movies, where everything is seamless and fast and you can instantly download things and have video chats with people. >> reporter: dan ackerman says you shouldn't get too excited. moving from 4g to 5g will undoubtedly be dramatic, we are asking more and more from our
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cell phone companies just matching future demand. >> you can't even imagine the kind of data needs we're going to need once you move past 4k video to virtual reality and things like that. you're never going to get to the point where you're totally satisfying everybody's need. >> reporter: over the next year verizon is going to be testing this technology in basking ridge and piscataway giving a tiny amount of phones to people. the rest will wait for 5g phones to make it on the market and that can take four years at least. in basking channel 7 eyewitness news. new tonight, standing by her husband. a man accused of going on a knife wielding rampage on his wife and children. why she says that's not the entire story.
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caught on camera in hawaii. a 16-year-old passenger who was trapped in the wreckage underwater died today. two of the boy's family members are still recovering in the hospital. the canadian family was vacationing in hawaii. the cause of the crash is still being investigated. now to new developments in a plane crash here at home in suffolk county. recovery efforts to find the body of a 23-year-old passenger from queens resuming tomorrow. search crews are still looking for gurston, one of four people onboard a small plane that crashed in the waters of the long island sound saturday night. the three others onboard survived. he was killed by police after going on a knife attack against his own family in connecticut. tonight shockingly the man's widow is defending him. christopher andrews shot last week by police in fairfield. officers say he refused to drop the knuf after he attacked his
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mrs. andrews releasing a statement quoting now, describing him as a loved and devoted father. camille cosby and her lawyers spending about seven hours today in a hotel in massachusetts with lawyers for the women suing her husband for defamation. mrs. cosby's lawyers had tried to block the deposition. camille cosby was reserved as if -- no shocker -- she didn't really want to be there. new at 11:00, a home invasion. a dangerous burglar. a new trend is emerging for homeowners to stay safe in the face of danger. bullet resistant glass meant to shelter people during an attack now cropping up in manhattan condos. >> the heavy duty door and the special lock. >> reporter: allan bought thus townhouse in -- bought this townhouse in tribeca around the
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allan said he had good reason to install one. he has a lot of valuable stuff. it seems allan's fascination with resistant dead bolts and glass is something that's become more and more of a thing lately. >> people think police is not enough. >> reporter: gaffney installs soph rooms of all -- installs safe rooms of all kinds. like a creepy scene from a movie, maybe. but not to gaffney's well healed clients. customers now asking for all kinds of upgrades including rooms built to withstand dirty bombs. >> i think the isis threat has become very real. i think paris and san bernardino are really kind of catalysts for a lot of people to say it's not just in the middle east anymore. >> here's something else. instead of looking straight out
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you can see about 178 degrees. >> reporter: bottom line, for some seeing is believing you are secure. the new safe room trend, part security but perhaps part status symbol as well. in tribeca, stacey sager, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> who gives up whose room to get the safe room? fascinating. we've got a mix of weather coming and snow. people are like, how bad is it going to be? >> not bad. snow won't be a huge story in this. you'll definitely see it in the air. there will be light accumulations. probably the bigger story will be that wednesday night rain which will be windswept and wind driven. let's start tonight with clouds rolling in from the south. it's quiet. 41 right now. barometer on the rise. high today, 52. we're coming off of 60 saturday, 50s last couple days. 9 degrees above average and we'll struggle to get to 40 during the daylight hours. these were the highs today at 54, the warm spot in newark. now numbers have dropped to
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randolph, new jersey at 34. these areas from clifton to randolph, 32 stanhope. this is where we'll see our first snowfall. 38 in east rutherford. long island is coming in in the mid 30s. upper 20s in the hudson valley. tomorrow morning, no problem out the door. but chilly, 26. noon time, rain mixed with wet snow over parts of northern new jersey. through the afternoon hours, now it's steadier. rain and wet snow. rain in the south. it's wet snow to the north. changing to rain and drizzle during the evening hours. light mix to the north. high clouds right now but still really clear over the hudson valley seeing the full snow moon tonight. thanks for the pictures @abc7ny. that's storm number one. there's the break which comes late tomorrow night. still raining but lightly. then the main course. and that's for wednesday night in to thursday morning with the heavy rainfall. here's the way it comes in. first of all through midday tomorrow we're quiet till the
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lunchtime, through the morning hours south of new york city. from florin park to morristown, blarestown, that's where we're seeing our first snowflakes. between 3:00 and 6:00 it's pretty steady here. temperatures are above freezing. roadways are wet. maybe a little slippery off to the north. then things will taper in to the evening hours. unfortunately this is custom built for the evening commute. will be slippery, sloppy and wet. then things will quiet down. i look for a coating or less on the city south. i think the rain-snow line will be wading over the george washington bridge. maybe to a coating or slushy inch or two north or west mainly on colder surfaces. 37 as we head out the door. up to 39. that mix coming in midday going to wet snow at times and then tapering during the evening hours. watch out for slippery travel. as we go in to wednesday night or even wednesday late day, that's when the rain is ramping up again and could be quite
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dropping an inch or two of rainfall. look at some of these rainfall amounts. we may start to see rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches by the time it winds down just before daybreak on thursday. standing water and a rough morning commute. 56 and dropping in to the afternoon hours. it will be quieter late in the week and temperatures in the mid 40s as we go in to the weekend. bill evans will have an important update in the morning. the record producer at the center of controversy with the pop star ke$ha breaks his silence tonight. >> the very tough decision more women are saying yes to when facing a breast cancer diagnosis. first let's check in with our pal jimmy kimmel. >> tonight aaron paul, rachel bloom.
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new tonight, record producer dr. luke vehemently denying ke$ha's allegations that he raped her. dr. luke said he never raped ke$ha and never had sex with her and that she was like his little sister. he said her allegation is motivated by money. the singer sobbed in court as the judge refused to cancel her contract for dr. luke. a dramatic jump in mastectomies over the past decade. even though breast cancer rates have stayed the same. the number of women getting mastectomies jumped by 36% from 2005 to 2013. double mastectomies more than tripled. doctors say they see more patients wanting to take extreme action even though it might not be necessary. rob powers up next with sports. >> we'll start with basketball tonight. the knicks' season quickly slipping away. another ugly home game tonight. there was a question to answer. what could jimmer do?
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year steps on the court. plus, are the yankees getting closer to
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games left in the season, right? >> it's going to be a slow walk to the end here. they snapped the seven-game losing streak last time out. tonight went from back-to-back wins. knicks hadn't performed in over a month. jimmer fredette with the knicks. upstate new york guy. 10-day contract. robin lopez, 21 points, 13 rebounds. but they were outscored in the 2nd quarter. demar derozan, 22 points. raptors run it away. carmelo anthony scored 23. kyle lowry, 22 points. 11 rebounds. 11 assists for toronto. the only question, would jimmer fredette play? there he is less than two minutes to go and he promptly nails a 3-pointer. but the knicks lose 122-95. they've lost 12 of their last 14. mets and yankees position players report for spring training later this week. one of the mets' young flame throwers had to take a break today.
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degrom's scheduled bullpen session was scrapped. mets fans always worried about this kind of stuff but nobody in florida seems overly concerned. >> i slipped running the other day. i don't know if it was that specifically or from something else but it's just a little sore and i went in there and got it iced then we decided that was best to take it easy today and get back after it tomorrow. meanwhile in tampa a third session on the mound for masahiro tanaka. 31 pitches today. bone spur removed. aroldis chapman missed today's workout, an excused absence. he requested this day off last week. one of three players being investigated by major league baseball under its new domestic violence policy. >> we've made additional progress since i spoke about this friday night. i think we're close to having an announcement with respect to at least two of the three. we've got football news to follow up all that baseball.
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million in salary cap space. they dropped antonio cromartie from the roster today. he was resigned after last offseason after spending one year in arizona. cromartie is close to 32 years old. didn't have an interception last year. jets released him today. all three hockey locals have the night off. they all play tomorrow. islanders at minnesota. rangers and devils meet each other at the rock. captain ryan mcdonagh on the ice for a bit. he's missed some time lately. took some big hits here. got to be smart too. got to be mcdonagh though. >> can't change the way i approach my game. with or without the puck, got to do the same thing. maybe do a little bit job protecting myself too. >> you have to be able to step up and have roles, guys fill in and play bigger minutes. everyone has got to be pulling the same rope. knicks big losers tonight. five years ago tonight, carmelo anthony became a knick. >> there you go. we already had a change in the head coach.
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>> what can they do? >> get new players? [ laughter ]

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