From the heater to the freezer

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

April 15, 2014 1:33:09 PM PDT
Oh how were teased, all that warmth and sunshine the past few days. Be honest - how many people decided to plant something this past weekend?

You may regret it tonight. After beautiful spring sunshine, with the plants and trees starting to bloom, Meteorologist Lee Goldberg says there are freeze warnings for parts of our areas, as the temperature plunges into the 30s. Ug. Lee's tracking the rain tonight - and the big temp drop that follows, at 11.

The dreary weather today - matching the mood of so many in New York City, after a night of violence in Brooklyn that ended with a 13-year-old boy in the hospital. Gama Droiville was just standing on the street when he was shot by a man who cops say was targeting someone else. That guy was also shot. But tonight, a community is outraged, and police are looking for a shooter. Fortunately, he was caught on surveillance tape, gun in hand, and it's pretty clear video. Someone will recognize this piece of violence.

Interestingly, this senseless act of yet more gun violence comes a day before tonight's midnight deadline for New Yorkers who have so called "assault weapons" to register them under a new state law.

Most have not yet registered their weapons - and groups like the National Rifle Assn. are helping to fan the flames of breaking the law by criticizing the new law as making potential felons out of "law abiding citizens." The law was a response to the Sandy Hook gun massacre.

When will this gun violence end?

And three important events on this April 15th - the first major league baseball game of Jackie Robinson, tax deadline day, and the one-year anniversary of the deadly terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon. All are weighty and important events to consider.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Rob Powers with the night's sports.

I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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