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this house and dragging some of the overhead wires with it. now, the cleanup continued overnight in neighborhoods here on the north shore. crews cleaned debris and tree limbs from the roads while suffolk county police directed traffic at intersections where the traffic signals didn't work because of those power outages. around this time yesterday morning, people who lived here in suffolk county woke up to the sounds of gusty winds and trees snapping in their neighborhoods. tens of thousands of people, pse&g long island customers lost power after powerful winds knocked down the power lines and trees in their neighborhoods. again, at last check, about 950 customers are still waiting to get power that is down from nearly 60 to 80,000 yesterday. now, the rivero owe pse&g starting at 8:00 this morning. they're offering ice water and charging stations for folks. back to you. >> sheldon, thank you very much.
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mayor de blasio is calling for citywide inspections of cooling towers after a deadly outbreak of legionnaires' disease, an outbreak in the south bronx has killed 7 people and sickened 86. the cooling towers that tested positive for the bacteria have been thoroughly disinfected. >> we have a high degree of confidence that we have successfully identified and contamination. >> right now, the city has no system to inspect the water cooling system but the mayor says that will change. lawmakers are rushing to draft new measures to set inspection standards. the new york city department of education has a new plan to keep teachers and administrators from cheating. the department is forming a task force. it's going to review test scores and other data from every school and then look for anything out of the ordinary. it comes weeks after the principal of dewey high school in brooklyn was fired for allegedly fixing grades. the new task force will reportedly cost about $5 million
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a year. news 4 got an exclusive look at how the city is encouraging parents to get more involved in their children's education. going door to door visiting the homes involved in the lowest performing schools. the de blasio administration tells news 4 that too many parents are not taking an active role in their children's's education. it shows students with involved parents get higher grades and are more likely to graduate. >> i don't think you can underestimate the power that parents have to push teachers to do more with their kids. >> the program's goal is to reach out to 40,000 parents before the new school year begins. it's so important. public school teachers who say that one of their biggest frustrations is when they have parent-teacher night sitting there and a lot of parents not attending. hopefully you can get more parents to collaborate with the teachers. it's better for the kids. >> we want to take a check of weather and traffic.
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chris, looking at your map there. haven't seen 70s in a while. at 4:00 in the morning it seems. in the middle of the day. >> been years since we've seen 70s. >> the 60s and the 50s in the distant suburbs. a surprise 58 in sussex. 55 in monticello. cool to the west. 60s out to the east. a look at westhampton. even in the 50s. the clouds and the rain, it's gone to the south and east of us. we have a few high clouds that will mix in with sunshine from time to time. not brilliantly sunny all day but a nice looking day. humidity. 85 by noon. a high of 87. the rest of your seven-day forecast including the weekend just ahead. lauren. that fire department activity cleared. the 2 train is running on a regular route. some delays but at least it's working again. as far as buses go, 16 detours
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on every borough but staten island. if you're getting on the major commuter lines, lirr, nj transit and path, running on or close to schedule. you need to move your cars today. alternate l the side of the street parking rules in effect. police are looking for one man behind a burglary spree in manhattan. he's hit apartments over and over again in hell's kitchen. tracie strahan is there with a very, very good look at the suspect. trace? >> reporter: i would say it's pretty unmistakable. this has been going on, darlene, since february. when you see the video that we're about to show you, this may be coming to an end soon. he's been linked to at least six burglaries up and down hell's kitchen. take a look at the video. you can see the suspect crouching down and looking directly into a security camera. you'll be able to see this video again on nbcnewyork.com. when the woman inside of this
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apartment saw this man on her fire escape, he quickly fled. at least three of these incidents happened on west 49th street here in hell's kitchen. the m.o. of the suspect is the same each time. he goes into apartments, takes electronics and jewelry and a couple of instances on 10th credit card. as we've been saying, not a big description from police on this so far in terms of the suspect, but, again, that video pretty clear, darlene. you can see it on our website, nbcnewyork.com. we did see at least one cop car patrolling this area. but so far, no word yet on if they're stepping up their efforts as a result of the spree. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. in the bronx, a home invasion with a 68-year-old woman in riverdale. these three men forced their way in when a home health aide opened the door. the victim had $50,000 in a safe. the men got it all, apparently. they also hit the victim and then locked her in the closet. also in the bronx, police
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have a good look at a man who they say tried to rape an employee at a clothing store. suspect looks like a regular customer. you see on the video. apparently browsing in the store in the south bronx. police say shortly after this he attacked the victim. this happened saturday afternoon. she fought him off and he ran away. despite the recent shootings in brooklyn, mayor de blasio and police commissioner bill bratton are spreading a message that crime across the city is actually down. last night they held a national night out. an anti-crime event. it is a night of fun where officers play games with the community. people in the otmmunity. it followed a weekend of shootings, though, that injured inmore than a dozen victims. but last night the mayor insisted the city is becoming safer. >> summer all-out is working in the areas where we've applied additional officers, it's having a very big effect. the new technology is working. more and more the new training is working. as you know, additional officers are on their way.
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>> the nypd says while murder is up 9% compared to last year, overall crime is down 6%. hillary clinton's e-mails now the focus of the fbi. agents are looking to see how secure her personal e-mail server was. that's waire clinton admits she stored her online correspondence while she served at sec rtary of state. four e-mails, at least, were found to be confiden al. "washington post" is reporting the fbi is in contact with the company that managed clinton's server. d cnbc money report, a new study suggests millions of americans are delaying major milestones in their life due to a mountain of student loan debt. bank rate.com says 56% of millenials are struggling to make ends meet after graduation. it says student loans are forcing them to delay major ev thents like buying a home, saving for retirement and buying a car. today with the countdown bebogin. the 31st olympic games in rio de janeiro are one year away.
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so much to be done. much of the city under construction. government officials say they beli baeve everything is on schedule. these games are going to be the first ev olympics to be played in southby america. the games will eature the return of golf for the first time in 112 years. the "today" show's natalie morales is in brazil. she'll be live beginning at 7:00 a.m. this morning as "today" kicks off the road to rio. so tune in right after "today in new york." i think of all the cities in the world, what more exciting city to have the summer olympics than rio de janeiro. >> it says michael gargiulo. >> i can be there. >> you can be there. we got to work on that. 5:10 right now. the field is set. thleis morning we know which candidates will be taking part in tomorlow's debate. what some of the ones who are left out are saying about it. plus, the cost of a breakfasn stach will is about to skyrocket. what's happening with the price of eggs?
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relief from the heat today. wrk weather and traffic on the 4s iseahead. you're watching "today in new york."
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it's 5:14. four things to know this morning.
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some people on long island won't have power back on until friday. strong storms took out trees and power lines in -- president obama will be focusing on the iran nuclear deal. a baby's toy, about 2700 my nugly ellie activity toys are being recalled bec wse of a choking hazard. the cost of a dozen eggs could go as high as $6 this fall. it's glamd on the limitedveupply because of the avian bird flu. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> pretty shocking. $6 eggs. >> in some homes, some people go through them many eggs. >> mine will be not th so easy this time. meantime, anheasy go weatherwise for a few days. sunshine today, less muggy. it's going to be another warm one. the humidity, it feels more
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comfortable out there. trending further and further south. this could turn out to be a mess anwhd the whole weekend could be dry. looks like the weekend saturday and sunday will featurepoibine and decently warm, comfortably warm temperatures. the low 70s in middle village at this hour. 67 in floral park. most of long island in the 60s. sthampton down to 58. go north and west of town, it's cooled off. 58 in sussex. 59 in bridgewater. 60 in danbury. 68 bridgeport. a much more comfortable nig wh for sleeping in particular out of the subukbs. allergen rep t, pretty good. the grass pollen is low. shouldn't be big issues for sneezing and watt ery eyes. >> clouds will mix with sunshine. but the rain clouds stay to the south and east and push away from us. mix of clouds and sun this afternoon. high of 87 degrees. that's a little above normal. again, in the shade with the low humidity and a bit of a breeze. it will feel nice. 67 todight.
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a comfortable night nor sleeping. 50s in most o the suburbs. tomorrow, notice the wind direction gets more easterly. but another good one. mix of sunshine and clouds. high of about 84. coastal areas tomorrow might be cooler. beaches in the 80s. playing ball, red sox and yanks. a pleasant evening. 82 degrees the firstitch temperature. dropping to the 70s with generally a clear sky. no rain to worry about. it's warm on friday. but there's the nearest the rain gets. maybe to the delmarva area, southern sections of delaware. southeast new jersey for a time friday evening and the rest of the evening, clouds and low humidity and pleasantly warm temperatures. generally in the lower 80s. this could be one o th nicer eechgs we putout together. sun and clouds. more clouds tomorrow. orm passes south of us friuay. weekend looks fine. monday looks good at 84. next chance of thunderstorms on tu hday. coming along right now.
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heading out the door, lauren? >> the first accident of the morning. not causing too much of a problem. up to 84 in carmel.rthere's an accident eastbound at route 312. thingsoftill moving along through the area. they're movingon little bit more slowly ln the staten island expressway. we have that roadwork out there in the eastbound lanes between the west shore expressway and trichmond avenue. two lanes shut down f deor repaving. you can see, it is a slow ride, delays go back well past the west shore expressway at this point. a live look outside at we tappan zee bridge. things are moving nicely here. westchester and rockland county bound moving along nict i this alternate si of the street parking rule in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. waecision 2016. the field for the first gop debate has been narrowed down to the ten top candidates. tnot surprisingly, some of those rucanning for president who didn't happy. nbc's tracie potts in washington with who ended up in the top ten
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became as big aistory as the debate, tracie. >> reporter: it certainly did. it's fox's debate, michael. rules. yest faday. gthey made the big announcement about who these top ten wou n be, which means there are even candidates that we will not see in primetime tomorrow ni here's the fin lineup witirh donald trump center stage and promising no antics. middle. i want to talk about policy. i'm not looking to hurt anybodiment i'm not looking to embarrass anybody. >> ohio governor john kasich barely made it in the top ten. now assured a spot on stage in his home state. >> the only way that we win ohio is with som ody who is ayu nighter. you think you can come in and vide, polarize, you won't in. >> rick perry got squeezed out. he's number 11. so did rick santorum. to arbitrarily cut off that number is an insult to the voters. >> it's a disadvantage.
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it is a setback. not necessarily terminal. >> jeb bush is in after mixing it up with hillary clinton over funding, planned parenthood. >> y i'm not sure we need a half a billion dollar. >> when you attack planned parevehood, you attack women's health. >> the economy, isis all likely to come up tomorrow night. >> reporter: the seven who got cut out of the debate, they'll have an earlier debate in the afternoon starting at 5:00. we'll be there in cleveland for a pmoview and then on friday morning to tell you what happened. back to you, michael. >> all right, tracie, thank you very much. we're getting our first look at the state of governor chris christie's own finances. according to financial disclosure forms, they reported assets of 1.5 to $3.4 million. it includesheearly $2d7,000 that christie has earned serving as new jersey's governor since january of 2014.
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donald trump is turning an online pdank into a campaign opportunity now that his personal phone number was made , public. >> with your help and support, together we can make america truly great again. >> turns out the website, gawker, asked people to call trump and ask him about his ideas. they gave out his number. you may remember trump rel sed the personal phone number of fellow republican, senator lindsey graham. 5:20 right now. ahead, it could be a game changer for new mothers and dads. we're going to tell you about one company's new policy. i wouldn't have time to finish your drink. the supersonic jet that could get you to london in minutes. >> but you have to change in atlanta. follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
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t your day is finally here. lexus released video of its hover board called slide. the company built a custom skate park for the forward ride. that's the only place it works. there are no plans to sell it. how cool is that? >> it looks super, super cool. >> nice. in other futuristic news, airbus has been granted a patent for a plane to get you from new york to london in just about an hour. >> take a look at the plans for
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the supersonic jet. the plan would travel at four times the speed of sound. >> wow. >> it's of course, just a patent. most ideas that are patented by the way, never actually enter production. >> delayed for two hours anyway. >> exactly. >> only if i was on it. >> taxiing for 45 minutes. >> circling new jersey. i'm sorry. an hour? can you imagine that. >> you have a drink. >> we'll see how it goes. meantime, simpler answer to a question. what kind much a day today? not too bad. lower humidity with sunshine. back in the upper 80s. it's going to be another warm day. just feeling a little bit better. no thunderstorms to worry about today. early, middle of the day or late for that matter. 67 the low tonight with a clear sky for the most part and again, a lot of 50s in the suburbs. very comfortable night coming up. into the weekend right now, so far so good. talk about that on the 4s. >> thank you, chris.
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not too many problems on the roads. an accident on the long island expressway. we'll start with that in queens. eastbound by exit 19. woodhaven boulevard. two lanes are shut down th re. delays are building out there but not too bad yet. if you're getting on the trains, that's where the good news is. metro-north, lirr, path and subways running without delays. the acciannt is still in a great place. >> lauren, thanks very much. big story as to how america's corporate attitudes are changing. new moms and dads who work at netflix are able to spend now plenty of time with their newborns. the company announced it's going to offer unlimited maternity and paternity live for the first year after the birth or adoption of a baby. fum time, part-time. still get their full salaries and benefits. >> that's huge. it's a life changing situation for new parents. >> see if companies follow suit. just ahead, no joke.
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the famous comedian shadowing mayor de blasio. a big day for citi bike. let's hope today is a better one on the roads for new jersey commuters. it's got to be, right? how frustrated drivers handled yesterday's traffic nightmare. if you're about to head out the door, download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device. we'll be right back. because 100% whole grain oats are incredibly good for you. because they're heart healthy
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right now, big mess on long island. trees are down. lights are out. when all the power will be back on. plus, a busy burglar caught in the act. where this guy is scaling fire escapes in manhattan. a fiery crash shuts down the turnpike in new jersey. how people passed the time and what you need to know this morning. "today in new york" starts now. >> that was a difficult time for so many commuters. it's wednesday, august 5th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the forecast. chris, i'm psyched that the weekend is trending up. >> yeah. it's looking good. friday and friday night was the concern. early saturday, it's going to be a miss. it looks like a drier day. meantime, today is a drier day too. low to mid-70s in the city.
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nearby burbs in the 60s. a change in air mass over the through. what to expect today? a more comfortable day. lower humidity, a nice warm breeze in the afternoon. a mix of clouds and sunshine. no rain to worry about. we'll talk about that weekend detail. lauren has the latest on the commute. i see a q up. >> that's usually not good news. right now. that's the only subway delay. otherwise the rails and the major commuter lines look good. delays on the roads. a live look at the bqe by the brooklyn bridge. it's a slow ride. this is what it usually looks like at this hour. two lanes shut down by cadman plaza with construction. that should be wrapped up at 6:00 a.m. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. a warning to people in one part manhattan. lock your windows because there's a man on a spree. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in hell's kitchen with a good look at the suspect
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and the way he seems to be getting in and out of the apartments, trace. >> reporter: yeah, the fire escapes are key in this one, michael. he's struck six times since february. this alleged suspect may have met his match last month when he was finally caught on tape. take a look for yourself. this is a video we put on our website, nbcnewyork.com. you certainly cannot miss him. he's seen on a fire escape here in hell's kitchen crouching down and looking directly into a security camera just a few weeks ago. when the woman inside saw that man on her fire escape, he fled. at least three of the incidents linked to this same suspect happened on west 49th street and each time he's made off with electronics and jewelry after entering that apartment. but during two of the burglaries and buildings on 10th avenue, he stole money and april credit card. again, you can see that video on nbcnewyork.com. over the phone this morning, police told me that that suspect did strike right in this area where we're near roosevelt
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hospital and he seems to be brazen in all of this, michael. all of the incidents happened within april few blocks of each other. back to you. >> be careful. trace, thanks very much. both sides of the new jersey turnpike are open following a deadly truck fire that brought traffic to a standstill for hours. police say a driver was killed when his dump truck overturned and burst into flames. that was about 11:00 yesterday morning. this was in the southbound lanes under the wood avenue overpass. this was the result. traffic backed up for miles. commuters, some of them got out and they actually skateboarded, threw footballs. they did anything to pass the time. even hang out. >> already been a long day for me. that's why i want to go home. i started since, what, 4:30. >> tough for a lot of people. there's no word yet as to what caused that crash. today is a good day for citi bike, the bike sharing program.
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>> the bike sharing program expands to long island city but today is also the day that new jersey riders can begin signing up. beginning next month the program arrives in jersey city. there will be 35 docking stations around the city. head to nbcnewyork.com for information on how to sign up. and citi bike claimed a victory over the plaza hotel. the landmark hotel soon to have a bike sharing rack near its entrance removed. it. >> the judge says they properly reviewed the space and the hotel called the bike rack an eyesore. >> they've had complaints in other parts of city. people saying that the citi bike racks, some of them are pretty long. >> very long. >> are impeding access to park spaces. >> it's a battle that probably will continue. >> will continue. >> 5:34 right now. that's 5:34. time for a check of weather and traffic. up early, chris. >> a good hour. but i don't want to do it again. >> let's move forward.
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we're stepping forward to a much better day today. generally low to mid-70s. tribeca the warm spot. sheepshead bay at 72. staten island, 67. jersey city at 68. 50s northwest new jersey, west central new jersey. 59 in bridgewater. a nice comfortable 66 down in long branch. skies generally clear to partly cloudy. that's the way the day will play out. lower humidity. 8:00 a.m., 75 degrees. a nice start to the day. by noon, lunch outside. not bad at all. in the middle 80s with low humidity and a mix of sun and clouds. the evening hours with a partly sunny sky and temperatures again in the middle 80s. does this good stuff last? i'll answer that question in a little bit. right now, she's got the answers to your commuter questions. lauren? >> we went from 16 bus detours to 14. so two of them have cleared. we still have lots of them out there with the exception of staten island. staten island, if you're getting on the expressway right now there, there's a lot of roadwork still with the overnight paving.
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avenue. if you're getting on the major commuter lines, lirr, nj transit and path look good. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. the next update on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. thousands in long island are waking up with without power. the strong storms we talked about yesterday morning left behind a big mess. one of the hardest hit areas. sheldon dutes is there. good morning, sheldon. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. right now, about 14,000 people across long island do not have power, including people here in the neighborhood where we're set up where this utility pole is leaning towards the house here. it's dragging down overhead wires with it. cleanup continued overnight throughout parts of the north shore as truckdrivers and cleanup crews loaded up on the
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debris from the road while suffolk county police directed traffic in some of the areas where the intersections and those traffic signals did not work. around this time yesterday morning, people in suffolk county woke up to the sound that of gusty wind. they heard some of those trees snapping in their neighborhood because of that storm. now, after that storm moved through, it knocked down trees. it brought down power lines. knocked out power to tens of thousands of people across suffolk county. at last check, pse&g long island tells us that approximately 14,000 people waking up this morning, they won't have power. darlene, the utility tells us that their offices in coreham and river head will be offering charging stations, ice and water starting at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >> sheldon, thank you very much. police have a suspect in brooklyn's tragic drive-by shooting and they hope that you recognize him. he's 19-year-old frederick marquis. police say he's a gunman who shot five people monday night at
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the red hook houses. one was a pregnant woman. she lost her baby. marquis and his get away driver still on the loose. police are investigating whether it's gang-related. it's 5:37. anyone caught flying drones too close to airports in queens can expect to be caught and punished. it comes as drones are spotted too close to planes around kennedy airport. the da of queens is working with officials to enforce all laws for unmanned aircraft. comedian louis c.k. made a surprise appearance at a board meeting yesterday. he shadowed mayor de blasio for much of the day. the mayor and the comedian teamed up before at the city's annual political roast known as the inner circle dinner. one local lawmaker keeping up the fight against replacing alexander hamilton with a yet unnamed woman on the $10 bill.
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the bill pass carell is one of the lawmakers that have written to jack lew. they want hamilton to stay on the bill and replace andrew jackson on the $20. they argue that hamilton was the founder of the financial system. jackson opposed paper currency and the ham is from new york. we want -- he needs to stay on the $10 bill. >> interesting argument there, right? >> my wife is from tennessee, home of andrew jackson. this is kind of been a divide. >> is this a dividing situation in the gargiulo home? >> hamilton versus jackson. >> we'll see. she'll win in the house at least. 5:38. we could find out new information about wreckage believed to belong to the missing malaysian airlines flight. houston shoppers get a close encounter with an suv. it's all caught on camera. in midtown, this may not be the last time this happens. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 75 degrees. it's wednesday morning looking at the george washington bridge. a brand new pier in peru was wiped out after being battered by huge pacific waves. take a look here. construction on the $1.2 million pier was just completed about 18 months ago. the pier's benches, sidewalks, poles and railings were all swept away. local fishermen couldn't believe that pier was so shabbily constructed that it fell so easily. wow. news 4 and telemundo 47 are working together to clear the shelters. we want to find loving homes for animals in shelters all over our area. last week, i was at animal care center on east 110th street. i met this sweetie. she was beautiful. esther. she's 10 months old. she's a young girl. tabby. >> cats, guinea pigs, dogs, all need homes.
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10-year-old yorkshire terrier. he's at the animal haven shelter. melvin is there too. hi melvin. he's an 8-month-old chihuahua mix. they all look fantastic. >> he's got personality, right? >> help us clear the shelters, please, on august 15th. all participating shelters are cutting their adoption fees for the day. for more information check out nbcnewyork.com. have a couple pictures and videos of other dogs on my facebook page. hopefully we can get people out there, right? you've adopted some cats. >> two. peaches and newberry. >> i'm working with peaches now to try to make a series of appearances. >> as an ambassador. >> we'll get more photos of peaches today, chris and bring them in. >> looking forward to that. >> herb. >> peaches and herb. anybody? old r&b group. okay.
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>> here herb. hi. >> yes. we're looking forward to nicer weather headed our way today. probably through the upcoming weekend as it stands. we're talking about that storm system we were concerned about on friday and friday night bringing rain to the south. taking a little different route. it looks like it will be more like the middle atlantic states that gets the steady rain out of that. >> mostly clear skies. weather headlines, good looking day. few clouds mixing in. less muggy and humid. that's the main factor. friday's rain trending south. saturday and sunday, as well as partial sunshine and comfortable temperatures. speaking of comfortable temperatures, 61 in english town. 60 in jackson. warmer towards point pleasant. red bank at 65. further north and west, 50s this morning. not just a couple of them. a lot of them. hillsborough 58 degrees. towards sussex, 58. 54 for monticello. low 60s to 60-ish from
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poughkeepsie to newburgh. meantime, the rain yesterday continues to make progress out to sea and away from us. drier air filtering in on a northwesterly breeze. notice the high clouds drifting in this morning from the south and west. occasionally might be filtered out here or there. future tracker, mixing with a few patchy clouds. could be a sprinkle or spritz. possibility with a brief shower. for the most part, a dry day with that blend of sun and clouds and low humidity. upper 80s through this afternoon. tonight fine, tomorrow starts out clear. a few more clouds tomorrow afternoon. noontime, not a problem. late in the afternoon, evening, it's overcast. that's ahead of that system that we thought would bring us rain. all the rain stays underneath us. looks like we're going to stay dry. weather does change. we'll watch in case it drifts further north. >> the trend is further south keeping us dry. >> a land breeze means the beach is warm. 85 to 90 to sea bright.
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middle 80s fire island. wave heights 2 to 3 feet. water temperatures nice, 70 do 75. problem, rip current risk, it's moderate. small craft advisory, of course. high spf sunscreen. 81 on friday. the rain stays to the south. res of the weekend, not bad. sun and clouds and temperatures in the low 80s with comfortable levels of humidity. 87 today. more clouds late in the day tomorrow. mainly cloudy on friday with some sun. the storm stays south of us. monday as well, scattered thunderstorms by tuesday. almost 5:47. let's find out the latest on the commute. couple of problems on the roads. watch out for delays eastbound on the long island expressway. an accident out there approaching woodhaven boulevard. exit 19. that shouts shuts down two lanes. back to the bqe, slows down there. westbound rubber necking delays. head over to the local lanes off the george washington bridge. 80/95 southbound. two lanes shut down.
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you can see delays building through here. leave yourself extra time if you're headed that way. in better news, we'll take a live look at the holland tunnel. the inbound side moving nicely this morning. same story over at the lincoln bridge. in for a nice ride heading crossings. alternate side of the street more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren thank you very much. crews have made little progress answers a large and stubborn wildfire in northern california. the rocky fire has scorched more than 100 square miles of brush northwest of sacramento. it is just 20% contained. flames forced 14,000 people from their homes and vacation cabins and even campsites. within the next couple of hours, experts should start analyzing that wing part believed to be from the missing flight mh 370. the piece was found last week on reunion island in the indian ocean near africa. experts at a french defense lab will see whether it comes from the missing malaysia airlines
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jet. but they don't expect the piece to solve mystery of why that jet crashed. the man accused of murdering a memphis, tennessee, officer will go before a judge today. tremendous main wilborn turned himself on monday following a manhunt. he shot the officer during a routine traffic stop on saturday night. he believed bolton interrupted up a drug deal. the funeral for the officer is expected for tomorrow. the guy who led the minnesota dentist on the hunt that killed cecil the lion is due in court in zimbabwe. he's pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to prevent an illegal hunt and insists that he did nothing wrong. meanwhile, the man who killed cecil continues to stay out of the public eye. but one of his vacation homes in florida was found vandalized with the words lion killer spray painted on a garage door. it's 5:49. there's a major clue on the
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teens who went missing during a fishing trip has vanished. the boat used by the two 14-year-olds has disappeared. you'll remember, it was recovered off the coast of south florida on july 26th, two days after the boys were last seen. but the coast guard says the boat that had capsized was never secured. so it was gone when another crew went out to get it just 12 hours later. shoppers in texas were in for a scare when an suv came crashing into the aisles. here's surveillance video of that from the goodwill store in houston. police say that suv barreled through a large plate glass window before slamming into the clothing section. four people were taken to the hospital with injuries. the driver faces charges and there's no word yet as to what caused that crash. from brooklyn now, we're getting an amazing look at the moment that giant sinkhole opened up. look at that. it was yesterday morning. it swallowed part of the intersection at 5th avenue and
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64th street in sunset park. luckily, no one was hurt. now, the city admits it could take days to fix that giant hole. in manhattan, it wasn't a hole but a hive that stopped traffic. a beekeeper had to come in to remove bees that swarmed a bike that was chained up. this happened in midtown and west 56th street and 7th avenue. a little alarming. it's not clear where the bees came from, but it's likely a hive is somewhere nearby. every once in a while in manhattan, we see this sort of scene where the beekeeper needs to come in and take care of things. >> oh, my. they're designer bees because it's midtown manhattan. >> they're wearing prada. it was an historic concert. billy joel closing down nassau coliseum and we'll tell you the song he picked to send off the arena. a curious cub in need of some help. how workers freed this black bear. follow us on facebook and
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tree in wyndham where you go skiing, north of kingston, new york. the situation more tricky because this all took place high above the ground. i'm sure the bear was scared of the sound that the saw was making. the worker freed the bear and instead of thanking him, it ran off into the woods. >> he's young. haents learned his manners yet. >> there he goes. >> he's young. >> stick my head between the branches. anywhere. >> that would have been tricky. >> trying to rescue the baby when mama is standing there. >> he's free. that's a good thing. we're now free of humidity. as least for a day or so. you'll notice when you step outside, the humidity has been lifted. >> we're back in the mid and upper 80s. mix of sun and clouds. breezy day too. much more comfortable out there. it will feel like summer. 67 the low tonight. 50s in the suburbs with a mostly
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clear sky. nice night for sleeping too. good weather trend is going to hold as we go into the weekend. something to look forward to. we'll talk more about that in the 6:00 hour. >> sounds good, chris. thank you. morning. we have an accident on the long island expressway. we'll take a live look out there. this is eastbound out by woodhaven boulevard, exit 19. there. eastbound lanes. three lanes shut down. westbound a lot of rubber necking as well. we'll take a look at the better news. the commuter checklist, the -- no delays or service changes at the moment. you can enjoy that for now. the l.i.e. is the worst accident. long island's piano man, not only a -- a strong closing act for nassau coliseum. >> ladies and gentlemen, billy joel! >> governor cuomo, introducing billy joel.
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he performed for more than three hours. he had five encores. one final song. only the good die young. a tribute to the arena that will undergo massive renovations. >> being from long island, his concerts are electrical. >> a lot of great memories from him from here. >> it was billy joel's 32nd show. his final one at the old coliseum. the wrecking ball at parts of the arena. billy joel, his long island, it means so much to nassau coliseum. it's perfect. >> great moments. >> it's 5:56. coming up next, donald trump turns -- what the presidential candidate did. >> also at 6:00 a.m., the breakfast costs could skyrocket. a popular morning item that could see a major price hike. >> about to head out the door. take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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. now at 6:00, trees down. thousands without power. live pictures from long island where there's still major storm damage. >> the field now set for the first republican presidential debate. we'll tell you who made the cut. plus, where employees have the option of taking a limited time off. >> "today in new york" starts now. >> that's a great story. we'll talk about that in a bit. good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. august 5th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. our name for chris cimino today. mr. sunshine because of the way things are looking up, chris. >> they are. >> a dramatic turn. >> that's the reason why everybody -- i'll deliver the sunshine. it was just 24 hours ago actually when the storms rumbled through eastern long island. things quieter this morning. look ng at 60s out east.
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even a few 50s in the pine barren. new jersey in the 50s this morning. a cool start there. day planner, pretty sky there. we look for a mix of clouds and sunshine. 85 by noon. a nice warm breeze. a high of 87 degrees. not much in the way of changes. we'll talk about that in a little bit. >> check on the commute. how is it looking? >> two accidents causing delays. a live look at the long island expressway in queens with an accident in the eastbound lanes by exit 19, woodhaven boulevard. three lanes shut down there. you can see the delays heavy getting into the area already. westbound delays as well. due to curiosity. people looking over. hets led over there. after exit 71, broad avenue. it was blocking two lanes earlier. now one lane blocked and delays are easing out. something to take note of. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. thousands of people without power in suffolk county as crews worked to remove downed trees
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and power lines. the is he talk et area was one of the hardest hit. sheldon dutes is there. have crews made any progress in restoring power. >> reporter: 14,000 customers don't have power right now. that's down from the tens of thousands who lost it yesterday. yes, they are making some progress. but people in this neighborhood here on gnarled hollow road don't have power. this utility pole is leaning dangerously close to the road and bringing down the overhead wires with -- [ lost audio ] >> all right. we'll try to get back to sheldon in a minute. both sides of new jersey turnpike open again following the deadly truck fire that brought traffic to a standstill
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dump truck overturned and burst into flames 11:00 yesterday morning. this happened in the southbound lanes under the wood avenue overpass in linden. traffic was backed up for miles. commuters tried to make the best of it. they got out of their cars to take the sun in some cases, some even skateboarded, others tossed around a football. >> already been a long day for me. that's why i want to go home. i started since, what, 4:30. that crash. police are looking for a suspect in the drive-by they want your help. they released this photo of 19-year-old frederick marquis. he sprayed bullets into a crowd at the red hook houses. five people were shot. baby. marquis and his get away driver are still on the loose. despite the recent shootings in brooklyn, mayor de blasio and police commissioner bratton are saying crime is down. they held an anti-crime event.
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it was a night of fun. officers played games with kids in the community. it followed a weekend, though of shootings that injured more than a dozen victims. last night the mayor insisted the city is becoming safer. >> summer all-out is working. in the areas where we applied the additional officers, it's having a big effect. the new technology is working more and more. the new training is working. as you know, additional officers on the way. >> the nypd says while murder is up 9% compared to last year, overall crime is down 6%. 6:04 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i thought the weekend would be a washout. every weekend counts right now. >> down to the nitty-gritty. summer is whisking by. we were worried about friday night into saturday being rain. right now, that system it looks like stays to south. it's only wednesday. humidity much lower today. a nice warm breeze this afternoon. we'll have a mix of sunshine and clouds and temperatures still
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quite warm in the mid and upper 80s. first forecast showing a temperature right now of 73 degrees. it's comfortable and quiet. a few high clouds mixing with the sun early on. then a partly to mostly sunny afternoon. 87 the forecast high at 3:00 this afternoon. let's see if there are any issues for the commuters so far this morning. >> what's the latest, lauren? >> always issues after 6:00 a.m. an accident on truck route 1 and 9 by tonnelle circle. delays are minor getting into the area. keep that in mind. on the subways, this just in as well. downtown 2 and 3 trains are running local from 72nd to chambers streets. otherwise, subways look good and major commuter lines look great. all running without delays or service changes and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. mayor de blasio calling for citywide inspections of cooling towers after a deadly outbreak of legionnaires' disease. the mayor says the rate of infection appears to be slowing.
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the outbreak in the south bronx has killed seven people. it has sickened 86 others. health officials say the cooling towers that tested positive for the bacteria have been thoroughly disinfected. right now, the city has no system to inspect the water cooling system. the mayor says that will change and they're rushing to draft new standards. later this morning, president obama will make a in congress. he will speak at the american university where president kennedy defended nuclear disarmament and cold war dip lope si. barack obama got bad news from our area. there are two who cannot support the deal. the fbi is zeroing in on hillary clinton's e-mails. agents are looking to see how secure her own personal server was. that's where clinton admits she
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stored her online correspondence while serving as secretary of state. now, the four e-mails were found to be confidential. the "washington post" is reporting the fbi right now is in contact with the company that managed clinton's server. we now know which ten tipresidential candidates will be in tomorrow night's televised republican debate. they include donald trump, jeb bush and wisconsin governor scott walker. new jersey governor chris christie made the cut. but former texas governor, rick perry and george pataki, did not. they will appear in a smaller earlier debate. fox news will broadcast the event from cleveland. gop front lunner donald trump, has a new voice mail message now that his personal phone number was made public. >> with your help and support, together we can make america truly great again. >> turns out the website, gawker, asked people to call trump and ask him about his ideas and they gave out his number. you may remember trump released the personal phone number of
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fellow republican senator, linds the "today" s puhow will have the latest in a live report from tomorrow. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. in the money report, one of the world's biggest tech company trying to turn around a major slump. landon dowdy joins us for the details and more. landon, you think everything is time! >> you would think so. not this time, michael. stock fell for a second straight day as investors big losses on paper shares more than 14% since hitting a high in april. $13 billion in market value, more than the entire worth of several giant companies, including nike and mcdonald's. a big reason behind the losses, there's smartphone competition in china, the last big growth market. netflix is offering parents up to a year's paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.
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also return wo wrek on a full or part-time basis. google gives up to 12 weeks of baby bonding time also. sounds pretty nice. >> it's so important for new parents to have that peace of mind. it's healthy for the whole family and you as an employee, it's good for your work habits as well. >> you used toobe have to count and that's when i go back. maybe it will be a standard for the industry. >> they also offer unlimited vacation. hopefully that -- >> i'm in favor of all of that. >> sounds great. it's 6:08. up next, a look at a plane that could get you from new york to london in about an hour. later, putting a stop to cheating in the classroom. the new program that will help uncover any suspicious activity they say at your child's school. plus, in weather and traffic on the 4s, that's coming up. you're watching "todouay in new york."
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it's 6:12. four things to know this morning. more than 14,000 pse&g customers without power in suffolk county. these are pictures from setaukut. the accident that brought traffic to a standstillmfor hours, a driver was killed when his truck overturned around was in flames. that was yesterday morning at 11:00. about 2700 of these my snugly baby toys are being recalled because of a choking hazard. the cost a of dozen eggs could soar to $6. it's blamed on the limited
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supply and because of the avian bird flu outbreak reducing the egg supply. ford ll different reasons. all of a sud n the prices shoot up. >> when you think about a dozen eggs costing $6, that's very, very expensive. almost 6:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. he ing over to chris ciminon thtae 4s. >> it's free. the weather. a little bit above normal are the temperatures. 84, 87. you would think here we go, sweat another one out. th une good news today is that there's a nice little breeze keeping us comfortable. it's comfortable this morning across long island. 66 in valley stre. 65 in white plains. in poughkeepsie. th he burbs in the 50s today. down to 55 in monticello. that feels nice. we hold on to the heat here. concrete jungle. it does feel more comfortable with the humidity down. meantime, high clouds. there they are.
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they're well out to sea, moving away from us. we don't anticipate nip rain today. hoifwever,veur sunshine will occasionally be filtered by the high to mid-level clouds. your high this afternoon of 87 degrees. if there's going to be an ice lit lated shower north and west of the city. comfortable in the city tonight, 67 degrees by tomorrow morning. in the 50s in many of the suburbs again tomorrow. save on thethc a little bit. a good one tomorrow. mix clo s and sunshine. it clouds over later in the day with a sunnier start early. a high temperature of 84. pretty close to where we should be. as we play ball tonight, red sox d yanks, we've got two baseball teams in new yo. who would have thunk e at. temperature dropping into the 70s during the game. it should be comfortable. meantime, comfortable again on friday and even better news here. it appears all the computer models coming into range here and suggest g tns storm will stay toikhe south of us ater friday night into saturday. we're concerned about somkcaain
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and if that happens a we've worked our way through t rest of the week d, good stuff. sunshine and a few clouds saturday and sunday, low humidity and pleasant temperatures again. 87 today. that's one of the warmest ones on the seven-day. sun giving way to more clouds. storm stays south, we think, for friday. low 80s for the weekend. no chance for showers or thunderstorms on tuesday. deeper into the commute we go. the trouble spot out there? there usually are, lauren. >> we've had a couple. an accident on truck route 1 nd 9. that's no longer out there. one on the local anes headed outbound. we still have one on the long island expressway in queens. a live look at the delays getting into this. the good news, this is eosesound by woodhaven boulevard, exit 19. it was blocking three lanes, now just one. delays are still pretty heavy out here. they should ease out a bit. the other side of this, the westbound delays getting into this area from the rubber necking, you can see that on the right side of the road. a slow ride through here as well.
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that's because of that accident. the george washington bridge, i mentioned that the accident in the local lanes heading southbound cleared and inbound, no delays into the tolls. i'm he lincoln tunnel and the holland tunnel, no more than a five to ten-minute weight. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 6:16 now. the guy who led the minnesota dentist on the hunt that killed cecil me lion is due in court in zimbabwe. meanwhile a vacation home owned by that dentist has been vandalized ia south florcda. somebody spray painted lion killer on his garage door. he's not been charged with any crefime. said he insists on local guides to make sure the hunt was legal. fire crews gaining ground against april stubborn wildfire in northern california. the rocky fire northwest of sacramento scorchedofiles of brush. 13,000 people have been forced
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to leave their homes. vacation cabins and campsites as well. airbus has gotten a patent for a plane that could get from you new york to london in about an hour. it's a supersonic jet. the plane would travel at four times the speed of sound. now, at this point it is a patent. most ideas that are patented never enter production. of course, you know for years we ha& d the concord whichade the ip in 2 1/2 to 3 hours. >> an hour makes me i knmfortable.nc >> little too fast. >> bit fast for me.rifour times the speed of sound. >> what are yo rushing to? >> i don't know that i have to get there that quickly. it's 6:17. we're getting to see one amazing idea in action, though. lexus released a video showing ite s hover board on the move. it can't be used just anywhere, though. the board uses the power of magnets to stay afloat. that means that magnets have to be placed on the ground beneath it.
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for this video, lexus built a skate park with magnetic rails underneath. how cool is that? more of the familiar blue bikes, we'll tell you where citi bicoke is rolling out new services starting this morning. as we go to break, take a look. here i am with campbell. campbell. can we show her? she's up for adoption. she's adorable. take my word for it. at the animal care center in there he is. i'm sorry. campbell is a boy, by the way. he's a beautiful gray and white, super soft, gorgeous-looking cat. campbell. >> rememivr, clear the shelters is fi august 15th. they will cut adoption fees for that day. for more information, check out nbcnewyork.com.
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welcome back. 6:22. beautiful new york city there. it was a day one port authority police officer will never forget. he helped deliver a baby on the path train station concourse. officer brian mcgraw responded to a call of a woman in labor at the world trade center station at 2:30 yesterday morning. the woman, her husband and their to the hospital. she felt that baby coming, though. mcgraw, who used to work as an emt examined the woman and cleared the area. within minutes, she gave birth to a healthy 6-pound baby girl. >> they were happy. they were thankful. >> what did they say? >> thank you so much. i'm glad you were there. >> yeah, absolutely. it's the second child that he has helped deliver. >> i love the picture. that's the cutest ever. good job.
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>> you feel bad for the mom. it's not exactly how you want to go out, you know what i'm saying? it's not the ideal situation. >> but the right guy was there. >> absolutely. what a great job he did. we're officially one ydir away to the 31st olympic games in rio de janeiro. nstruction. the rio government officials say everything is on schedule. chyoris amazed at the fast work being done there. this is so cool. these are the first-ever olympics played in south america. you see rio looks fabulous. it will feature the return of golf. the first time they're playing golf in the summer olympics in 112 years.k >> wow. the "today" show has a huge celebation to mark the one-year countdown to the games. natalie will be live in brazil. plus some of the top athletes from team usa will be live on the plaza. that's all ahead at 7:00 a.m. this is my concern. no one is going to get any sleep while you're down there in rio the entire two weeks in the olympic games.
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>> limb tempting tempting, right? >> lose your focus a little bit. just the geography is beautiful. >> the logo, too. it's exciting. it's going to be a hit olympics. >> yeah. >> meantime, let's get a look at what's happening weatherwise. a big change from yesterday in terms of the humidity coming down. no thunderstorms to worry about. >> sunshine, a few high clouds. at times, it's breezy and less muggy. high of 87. it's going to feel like august. but with the humidity down again, bearable. 67, nice and comfortab tonight. the 50s tonight. save on the electric bill a little bit, one more time. >> that's good. that adds up. hey, lauren. >> ac in the car for now for sure. >> thankfully delays aren't so bad. if you're getting on the trains, issues on the 2 and the 3 train before. subways and major commuter lines looking good right now. now a live look outside at the bqe and the brooklyn bridge.
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construction wrapped up. so you can see cars moving into manhattan on the brooklyn bridge. delays easing out on the about. qe. good news from there. one accident on the long island expressway and all the details in a few minutes. 6:25. coming up next, an update on the major power problems on long island. >> reporter: i'm sheldon dutes live in suffolk county this morning where the cleanup continuei after yesterday's storms. i'll have an updates on the efforts to restore power to the thousands of people waking up without it this morning. >> reporter: a month's long burglary spree here in hell's kitchen could soon come to an end now the alleged suspect is caught on tape. i'm tracie strahan live in hell's kitchen with the video you won't want to miss. that's straight ahead. if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back.
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the crook is climbing into apartments. plus, moving out. billy joel rocks the end of an era at nassau coliseum. "today in new york" starts now. must have been a great show. >> oh, wow. >> 6:30 a.m. good morning everybody. it's wednesday, august 5th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. i guess in honor of billy joel, i was listening on the radio to different songs from the stranger. that album. my mother had it growing up. i know every single word, chris, to every single song. >> was that scenes from an italian restaurant. >> yes. bottle of red, bottle white. >> we know all about that. that's for sure. it was a short concert. only 33 songs. billy is getting old. no. temperatures in the upper 50s northwest jersey. 58 in franklin. there's a -- not so much towards the city. you can see the areas shaded in yellow, indicative of the 70s. it still feels nice even in the city with the humidity down. >> no storms to worry about today.
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a few clouds mix in with the sunshine from time to time. clouds. it's a nice warm breeze but a dry one at noon. forecasting a high of 87. let head to lauren scala and the problems out there, lauren? >> no new problems. in fact most have cleared. we'll look at the long island expressway in queens where there was an accident earlier blocking three lanes eastbound approaching woodhaven boulevard. that's now been moved to the shoulder. things are moving nicely. the eastbound on the left side there. >> delays are no longer due to rubber necking. really just congestion out there. a live look at the lincoln tunnel for the new jersey commuters headed inbound. ten minutes inbound at the tunnel. five or less at the george more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. right now, thousands of people county. this is all following yesterday's strong storms. the setauket area on the north shore was one of the hardest hit during yesterday morning's storms. sheldon dutes has been there
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this morning as the cleanup and the restoration of power begins there. sheldon? >> reporter: michael, yes. crews have made a little bit of progress from yesterday afternoon to now. right now, about 14,000 people do not have power. that's down from the tens of thousands who had power knocked out yesterday afternoon after that storm moved in causing damage like the ones we're seeing here on this block here on gnarled hollow road. you can see where this utility pole is leaning towards the road and bringing down some of the overhead wires with it. now, the cleanup continued overnight and neighborhoods a lodge the north shore. crews cleared debris and the tree limbs from the roads while suffolk county police directed traffic at intersections where the traffic signals didn't work because of the power outage. they woke up to the sounds of gusty winds and trees snapping in front of their yards. now, tens of thousands of pse&g long island customers lost power as a result of the powerful
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winds that knocked down power lines and knocked down trees in their neighborhood. yet about 14,000 people waking up this morning without any power because of the outages. but that is down. michael, the utility has their offices in river head and core um starting at 8:00 this morning. >> sheldon, hopefully get them for a couple hours today. thanks very much. police will looking for a man who tried to rape a clothing store clerk in the bronx. surveillance video shows the suspect walking around the store in bronx saturday afternoon. police say after a few minutes he attacked a 41-year-old worker. she fought him off and the suspect ran away. also in the bronx, police released this surveillance video showing three men wanted for a home invasion in riverdale. they allegedly forced their way into the home of a 68-year-old woman when a home health aide opened the door. the men assaulted the woman and forced her to open a safe.
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they got away with $50,000 that she had inside. anyone who flies a drone near passenger planes in queens can expect to be caught and punished. it all comes after several incidents of drones spotted flying too close to planes around kennedy airport. queens d.a. richard brown says he's working with federal officials to enforce all laws regarding unmanned aircraft. sully sullenberger spoke out about this and the danger it's posed. so far, no serious incidents but one could be serious and you would hate for that to happen. >> people experienced with flying understand the dangers involved here. it's coming up on 6:34 on this wednesday morning. looking at the temperatures right now, very comfortable. 73 degrees. room temperature as far as i'm concerned. >> in your room, maybe. >> i'm more like 68 nish. we have the whole thing. women like it warmer, obviously. it will be a warm afternoon.
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but the humidity comes down. that's the change for all of us. it's nice and comfortable. afternoon. >> a mix of clouds and sunshine. up there, amount of sun throughout the day. enough to warm it through the day. we're talking starting in the mid-70s. by noontime, lunch outside. very nice, 85 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. a nice warm breeze and into the evening hours, not bad ear. call is partly cloudy and 84 degrees at this point. >> she's always checking out the commute for us. here she is. >> good morning, chris. mass transit, a lot of bus detours out there. all boroughs except for staten island still. we have nj transit to add bus route 159 on detour this morning. otherwise, things rolling along nicely. if you're on the trains, all the subways and major commuter lines are running without delays or service changes. you need to move your cars today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. there's a warning for
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residents in manhattan. there is a cat burglar climbing into apartments. "today in new york's" tracie strahan in hell's kitchen with what you need to know. there is a good look, tracie. >> it's a really good look, darlene. access has not been a problem for this burglar since february. police linked them to at least six incidents. they've been on the lookout for them for a while. now everyone can see him thanks to video that was just released. you can see it on nbcnewyork.com. how can you miss this man on a fire escape crouching down and looking straight into a security camera. this incident happened just a few weeks ago in this area of hell's kitchen when the woman inside the apartment saw the man on the fire escape. he fled. as we mention, she's been linked to six incidents in february. he's taking things like electronics and jewelry. he stole money and even a credit card. police haven't said much. but, again, how can you miss him
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on that video? you can see it on nbcnewyork.com and they really are on the lookout for him, darlene. they say he's linked to an incident in this area near roosevelt hospital. we've seen one squad car in the area probably on the lookout for him. back to you. >> tracie strahan in hell's kitchen. thank you. the new york city department much education has got a plan to keep teachers and administrators from cheating. department is forming a task force that will review test scores and other data from every school. they're going to look for any anomalies. anything suspicious. it comes weeks after the principal of dewey high school in brooklyn was fired for allegedly fixing grades. the new task force will reportedly cost the city $5 million a year. today is a big day for citi bike, the bike sharing program expands to long island city. today is also the day that new jersey riders can begin signing up. beginning next month, the program arrives in jersey city. there will be 35 docking stations around the city. just head to nbcnewyork.com for
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information on how to sign up. we can now give you a look at the moment the huge sinkhole swallowed parts of a brooklyn intersection. you can see the street open up and plunge at the corner of fifth avenue and 64th street in sunset park. this was yesterday morning. fortunately fortunately, nobody was hurt. the city admits it could take days to fill that hole. as you see up there, get the traffic flowing again. this unbleachable sight caught abuzz in midtown and nearly brought traffic to a standstill. viewers sent in several photos of hundreds of bees swarming a bike. the bike was chained to a traffic sign near 57th and 7th avenue. the nypd was called in. crowds gathered to watch the beekeeper take care of the swarm they were bees they were watching. a wrecking ball will strike parts of the nassau coliseum. it was long island's own piano
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man who helped to bring down the house. >> ladies and gentlemen, billy joel! >> you saw governor quo hoe introducing gillie billy joel. he performed for more than three hours with five encores. the final song was only the good die young. a tribute to the arena. >> i have a lot of great memories of him from here. >> billy joel was joined on stage by paul simon and king of queens star kevin james to get the coliseum its big send-off. i love that song. come out virginia. good stuff. i wish i was there. >> i know. we'll get him to play again for us. up next, pope francis on the subject of divorce. >> the new comments made this morning that could mark a major change for the catholic church. the 4s coming up. york."
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beautiful view there of the tappan zee bring. the new one going up behind it, right next to it. a brand new pier in peru wiped out after being battered by huge pacific waves. this was construction on a $1.2 million pier. it was finished about 18 months ago. but the benches, the sidewalks, the poles, railings all were swept away. people who live there say they couldn't believe in their view that this pier was shabbily constructed and that it fell so easily. the water is a powerful thing. it wiped out piers around our area as well. >> we have seen that happen before. chris, with really strong storms, we're not sure about the construction of this particular pier. we can't speak to that. but the water can be a powerful thing.
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>> the force of water is tremendous. people have no idea how much force is behind it. i was curious why there was people standing on the other side of the pier. >> don't want to watch that close. for us, it's safe and quiet. nothing to worry about. no surprise thunderstorms taking down trees like yesterday morning. we're fine throughout the day, probably the next few days as it's beginning to appear. that's good news. the sky is partly sunny to mostly sunny. 73 degrees current temperature. weather headlines looking at sunshine today. less humid and that's the main focus. because it will be another warm day. we're getting back into the mid and upper 80s this afternoon. not cheating you on the warmth. the friday rain threat trending south. further and further south with each and every computer run. that's good news. looks like it could stay dry and the weekend is looking nice, too. with sunshine for both saturday and sunday. cool start in fairfield county, connecticut. 60 in stamford. 64 in reading. the city, that's the warm spot at 73.
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most folks in the subway, 56 in sussex. 59 degrees, you see that streak of high clouds. the sun will penetrate through these. they're not rain producing clouds. the bigger picture reveals the next system we are concerned about to bring rain. it should pass underneath us by the time we get to friday and friday night. future tracker is in that direction. might be an isolated sprinkle well north and west this afternoon. for the most part, a partly sunny sky with warm temperatures. clear skies tonight. cool. this is 58 km tomorrow. looking good. a sunny start. as we go through the day tomorrow, the clouds start to increase. 1:00 in the afternoon. still nice. by the evening hours, becomes overcast. towards friday, we thought we would get some rain in here. most of it stays to the south of us at the bottom of the screen. stays offshore and that should set the stage for a nice day on saturday and sunday as well. good timing for a change.
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looking at 87 for today. less muggy with the partly sunny sky and warm breeze. 67 in the city. 50 raze in the suburbs and a further look ahead. 81 friday. we miss out on that storm. clouds out of it, yes. the rest of the weekend, partly to mainly mostly sunny skies. especially sunday. it's upper 80s today. a warm one. 84, storm stays south. dry friday, low 81. maybe some scattered thunderstorms by tuesday of next week. lauren scala is scanning by. what's the latest on the commute? >> awe couple of new accidents since i last saw you. by the hutch exit 9, an accident in the left lane there. delays to the bruckner interchange. might want to head to the hutchins. that's moving along nicely this morning. heading to the fdr drive, southbound before 96th street. a disabled vehicle in the right lane there. delays on to the harlem river drive. past the try borrow bridge and heading over to new jersey on
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the turnpike in the truck lanes, this is northbound by interchange 13. if you're heading to the goethals bridge, an accident blocks the lane there. your hudson river crossings, at the george washington bridge, five minutes. lincoln is 15-minute. and holland is 15 minutes also. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. move your cars. pope francis is speaking out and making news, this time about divorce. a while ago he said catholics who divorce and remarry should no longer be excommunicated. he said the church should welcome them. the pontiff has looked at it through the eyes of children. it doesn't give children a good lesson in christianity. his visit is weeks way. he'll be in new york city next month. for more on the papal visit head to nbcnewyork.com. wildlife workers act quickly and carefully and helped april
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little bear who got himself in a tight spot. all right. >> all right. >> see the bear's paw was stuck in the tree in kingston. crews had to use a chainsaw to get him out. he was carefully lowered to the ground and the minute he could, it ran off into the woods. >> i love that he was talking to the bear like all right. >> you're going to be okay. >> you're going to be fine. >> that's right. soothing words there. it's 6:47. coming up next, time to get spicy. why heating up your diet could extend your life. as we go to break, we want you to take a look at mortgage i. he's a 9-year-old schnauzer mix. he's at the animal haven in manhattan. >> help us clear the shelters august 15th. all participating shelters are cutting their adoption fee for the day. check out nbcnewyork.com. you're watching "today in new york."
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a auto view of the downtown here from our sky cam. it's 6:51 right now. chili peppers, they're red hot when it comes to living longer. chinese researchers looked to people who ate peppers three to seven times a week. they had a 14% reduced risk of death. somehow, it's the spicy food fights cancer and certain heart and respiratory diseases. >> it's good for weight loss as well. you're working so hard. absolutely. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes.
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we'll check in with matt and savannah. see what's ahead. >> good morning to you guys. the field is set for tomorrow's primetime republican presidential debate. some candidates that did not make the primetime stage are not happy about it. we'll talk about how things broke down with the head of the republican party. plus, is your smartphone becoming just a little too smart? the concerns over new technology and features that can actually predict what you want. we're throwing an olympic size celebration with the 2016 games officially one year away today. natalie is live in rio de janeiro. a list of candidates will show up on our plaza in a by. >> how do you say good morning in portuguese? >> bottom di a. >> not to correct your pronunciation but bondi a.
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>> -- oh, yeah. right. >> i'm holding the beach ball here and give you the first olympic -- i missed the whole thing. >> he went off to the left. >> wide left. >> can you believe we're going to be there a year from today? >> i can't believe, the four of us will have a great time. >> can't wait. >> getting the ocean water ready for you. michael will do about anything you need him to do if he could get on that plane with you. just so you know. >> that is not going to happen. all right, guys. thanks very much. >> all right. great talking to you. up next, we're getting an update on the serious o power problems. reporting on them all morning. sheldon dutes is reporting on them. >> you're watching "today in new york." matt is kurnly thinking of things for you to do.
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right now thousands of people without power in suffolk county as crews work to remove downed trees and power lines. >> sheldon dutes is there with more. >> reporter: crews from long island and pse&g and new jersey and con ed will be coming together to restore power to neighborhoods like this one where damage brought down utility poles like this one, bringing wires dangerously close to the road. that cleanup continued overnight. neighborhoods along the north shore, crews cleared debris and
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tree limbs from the roads while suffolk county police directed traffic at some of the intersections where the stoplights aren't working. at last check, approximately 14,000 customers across long island did not have power that is down from the tens of thousands of customers did not have power yesterday. now to tracie strahan where a cat burglar is breaking into apartments. tase ee. >> reporter: he's caught on tape. police are linking the same suspect to the same different burglary since february. he was caught on tape here. you can't miss him. crouching down and looking into a security camera on a fire escape. this video was captured in an incident a few weeks ago. authorities say at least three of the burglaries happened on west 49th street. the same suspect's m.o. at the same time entering apartments and making off with electronics and jewelry and money and a credit card. he hit two apartments on tenth avenue. police are asking for help to find him.
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if you see something or see him, call them immediately. >> thanks, very much, tracie. boats sides of the turnpike are open following a deadly truck fire that brought traffic to a standstill. a driver was killed when his truck overturned and burst into flames by 11:00 this morning. today, citi bike service expands to long island city. today is the day riders can begin to sign up for the service. head to nbcnewyork.com for information on how to sign up. >> more places to ride a bike. lauren, how is the rest of the commute going? issues on the subways that we didn't have before. we'll start with that. southbound 6 trains or downtown 6 trains running local from parkchester to third avenue. 138th street. uptown e and f trains, if you're getting on the roads northbound on 95 out by the hutch, there's an accident in the left lane causing very heavy delays past the bruckner interchange.
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delays southbound because of a disabled vehicle before 96th street. chris, another check of the weather. >> temperatures back into the 80s. a summery feel. a mix of chouds and sun. good sleeping weather. 60s in the city, 50s in the suburbs. sunny start. cloudier finish. dry day. 81 on friday. that looks like it could stay dry with the rain staying to the south of us. that means your friday night should be okay. the weekend, looking good. saturday, 82 with sun in the afternoon. sunday, beautiful. 83. more of the same on monday. showers by tuesday. pretty good shape the next few days, i think. >> fantastic. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. the in crowd. the top ten candidates who will participate in tomorrow's primetime republican debate are donald trump in. to happen.
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>> two of his most vocal critics, senator lindsey graham and governor rick perry out. the head of theepublican party on what to expect. fbi investigation. america's top law enforcement agency now looking into the private e-mail server that hillary clinton used as secretary of state. how secure was it? more anger. vandals trash the florida home of the dentist who killed cecil the lion using graffiti and raw meat. the guide calls the charges against him crazy. and one year to rio. the opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games 12 months away. natalie has the preparations. we are throwing an olympic-sized celebration on the plaza. "today," wednesday, august 5, 2015.
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[ cheers and applause ] good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. one year from today we'll be saying -- [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> that's how you pronounce it? >> two years of college portuguese. >> it will go by in a flash. on this wednesday morning let's start with the top story. the field of ten set for tomorrow night's highly anticipated republican debate. this morning at least one candidate who will not be on the big stage is slamming the process. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in cleveland. good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you. the republican contenders are converging on cleveland. we have the main event in primetime tomorrow. the undercard hours earlier. one candidate is already calling the process preposterous.

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