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later, we'll see d orald trump performing as you said his civic duty. he's expected to show up at 9:00 a.m. here at this courthouse for jury duty. he had a couple jury duty summons' in the past. he will be here. he spent the weekend in iowa campaigning. he gave specifics on certain campaign policies. he launched his campaign months ago with controversial remarks made about mexico. he talked more about taking a hard line against illegal immigration. >> mexico is taking our business. mexico is the new china. >> reporter: trump added, if mexico refuses to pay for a new border wall he wants built, he would impound all remittance payments so they couldn't send money home. increase visa fees for mexican ceo's and diplomats. criminal penalties for individuals who refuse to leave when their visa expires. michael, t s is a busy area. you wonder how he'll be receive
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when he walks up the stairs here. when he arrives for jury duty. 9:00 a.m. is when he's expected. the spokesman says he will still be on a jury and also campaign at the same time. back to you. you know when you're waiting for the jury, as you nomad a.m. jury foreperson, when you're there, you're in that bifig room waiting to beocalled. it's going to be kind of crazy. >> you know, he's rubbing elbows with the general public. as you said earlier, maybe he'll bring a magazine or a brown bag lunch to wait the time. >> kat, thanks very much. that will surprise people. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check in with raphael miranda. i was only an alternate raphi. the foreperson -- >> forewoman, wow. a new chapter. we'll have to find out about this. the headlines for this monday. it's another tough day of heat, guys. temperatures back got 90s.
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hopefully the ac is pumping at the jury duty. couple of storms possible this afternoon. not everyone will see rain. bring your umbrellas. it cools down a little bit towards the end of the week. here's a look at storm tracker. it's quiet outside. lots of clear skies in the region. 79 degrees already. it's steamy out there. that's our starting point. upper 70s. 93 degrees at 3:00. the humidity is there as well. it feels steamy and sticky on this monday. couple of storms are popping as we head towards the evening commute. let's start with the morning commute. lauren scala has a look at that. >> good morning. >> all that morning commute, we have a couple of bus detours. the b 24, 46, 60 and the q 54. otherwise, new jersey beeline looks good. we'll look at the brooklyn bridge. not in good shape. the brooklyn-bound side is shut down because of an accident with an overturned vehicle. manhattan-bound side still open. avoid this if you can. on the trains, everything looks good there.
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running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. the next update on the 4s. >> 5:05. a six-hour standoff ended when a murder suspect took his own life. it happened in somerset county. police have not released the suspect's name or the names of the victims. he shot a killed a man and a woman before holding him lf -- holing himself up in that him. the suspect did open fire on d officers and hit at l anst one police car. people from a small community could not believe what they were seeing. >> i'm overwhelmed. i cannot believe this is happening. >> that's why we moved here. it's relatively peaceful and quiet. but you never know these days. >> during the standoff police closed off a wide perimeter around the house. that stranded a lot of people unable to get to their own homes. this morning, once again everything is open. the manhunt continues for a
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handcuffed prisoner who escaped police custody in east harlem. this is a picture of 25-year-old ashton stevenson being escorted into the 23rd precinct yesterday where he seoved an officer to ground and took off. he was being arrested on trespassing charges. happening tot day, city and state leaders are going to answer questions from bronx residents about the legionnaires' outbreak. they'll discuss the city's plan to keep people safe. the city council speaker, rox borrow president, rueben diaz, jr. and carl hasty,will be there tonight. this will be at hostess community college. officials areiving the all clear it looksayike in the legionnaires' outbreak. there are 124 cases reported. they've treated and released 94 tients. in new cases in nearly two weeks. the death toll stands at 12. they're confident the outb ak
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is contained. no new contaminated buildings or cooling towers reported. a brooklyn man diagnosed with the west nile virus. the health department says he's over 60 years old. he was treated for viral meningitis. released from hospital. tonight the city will be spraying pesticides in a lot of queens neighborhoods. in its ongoing fight to stop the spread of west nile. >> the sudden downpour created an urban waterfall. we'll show you video. the intense heat yesterday afternoon was temporarily broken with a cooling but intense storm over grand army plaza. the heavy rain sent that water down the stairs in mt. prospect park on to eastern parkway. >> that's crazy. been three years since hurricane sandy ravaged the jersey shore. one amusement park is getting the okay tonrekeild.
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this is in seaside heights. now the owners have been approved by the new jersey department of environmental pro fex tex to rebuild a nearly 60,000 square foot section of the pier. it is coming up on 5:09. today the texas family found executed will be laid to rest. funerals planned in houston for all eight people duane and valerie jackson and r six children were discovered shot to death on august 8th. her ex-boyfriend david conley is accused of the murders. he fathered one of valerie jackson's children. in chicago, a military member involved in a parachute collision has died. doctors tried unsuccessfully to save corey hood of cincinnati. was a member of the golden ights parachute team. he hit another parachutist in the stunt. lost consciousness and slammed into a building. the incident caught on vide . it's too gruesome to show. e other parachutist suffered a brproken leo.
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major league baseball has th a first actively openly gay player. it's in montana. he tells a milwaukee newspaper that he came out after hearing anti-gay slurs from a teammate. the cnbc money report, the number of people parting ways with pay tv. that's reached a record high. industry analysts say more than 600,000 customers canceled their cable or satellite elevision subscriptions between april and june. it's the largest drop in any three-month period ever. experts say it's a sign that more people are cutting the cord. they're turning to online services like netflix and amazon instead of traditional cable television, satellite television. frontier airline passing on now the cost of foechb calls to customnters. the airline is scrapping its toll-free customer service number and it's replacing them nocow with a line that charges a
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toll for the call. frontier says they'll save about $2 million a year. it's not unprecedented. there was another low-cost airline, spirit, that did it back in 2013. pretty soon, they'll charge you for air. >> there's one airline in europe -- >> that does? >> that talked about charging to use the restroom. >> that could get dicey. >> we'll see what happens. i think you'll spend yceour money. it's 5:11. coming up on "today in new you? what you need to know before you surf the web with your smartphone. > the start of the school year around the corner. bad summer habits you need to help your kids break before they head back to class. can't wait for that. >> no. >> plus your weather and traffic on the 4s. you're watching "todre in new york."
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on this monday morning, four things to know.
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search and rescue and cleanup operations continue in tianjin for the massive explosions from a warehouse there. police announce an arrest in the murder of actor morgan freeman's granddaughter, adena hines. the 1 and 2 trains end at penn station with 3 train service suspended. >> it's tax-free shopping week had connecticut between now and saturday. no tax on clothes or shoes that are $100 or less. >> get the new stuff for the school year. time right now for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. want to check in with raphael. you said this could be the start of literally the first official heat wave. >> we've seen 90-degree days. seen eight or nine of them. but not three in a row. we've had two in a row an then
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89. the third 90-degree day. wego did it the past two days. the first heat wave of the year so far. maybe the only one. we'll see. here's a look at storm tracker. mostly clear skies in the region. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. down the jersey shore right now. 73 in point pleasant. muggy there. 69 degrees in cream ridge. one of the warm mornings out there. 70s in long island. 60s in the hudson valley. 63 in morristown. as we look ahead, this muggy nest is here to stay throughout the week. by wednesday, really feeling that humidity. it's warm and muggy. storms possible late in the day. better chance for thursday and friday and even into saturday. part of the weekend could be a little wet and that humidity does not budge. a tropical feel around here by the end of the weesk. at least temperatures are a little cooler. baseball forecast for tonight. hot and muggy for the twins taking on the yanks at 7:00. still holding at 87 degrees even at that later hour.
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temperatures dropping through the 80s throughout the game. lunchtime hour, this is 12:00 today. mostly sunny skies. it's hazy, hot and humid. as we set this into motion, a few rumbles of thunder after lunch. if you want to bring the umbrella. be on the safe side, why not? tomorrow morning, 8:00, a nice dry commute as you head back into work and then maybe one or two isolated storms by tomorrow afternoon. it's another hot one. not as hot as today. this is when temperatures peak. 94 degrees. the hottest day of the bunch so far. isolated storms after lunchtime. 76 overnight for a low. keep the ac running there and the seven-day forecast shows the unsettled pattern developing. best chance of rain, thursday and friday and maybe into the weekend. hope flip, drying out later saturday into sunday. there's your seven day forecast. lauren scala has a look at your commute. >> good morning. a rough monday commute so far. a live look at the brooklyn bridge. brooklyn-bound all lanes remain
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shut down with an overturned vehicle. lots of flashing lights and emergency vehicles. this is the spot to avoid. now, the manhattan-bound side of the brooklyn bridge is still open. if you're trying to get to brooklyn, take the williamsburg bridge or the manhattan bridge. this is at the long island expressway. an accident moved to shoulder. but this is the westbound lanes. some delays out there. then over to the fdr drive. an accident after 71st street blocking two lanes. you can see delays building through the area as well. one more problem for you. new york state thruway, you have a disabled truck. that's the one not causing delays. you do need to move your car today. alternate side of street parking rules in effect. next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thanks, very much. it's 5:18. former president jimmy carter made his first public appearance since announce ing that he's battling cancer. he did something he does every sunday.
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he went to church. everett lawrence is in washington with that. so many people concerned for the former president. >> reporter: michael, former president jimmy carter looked in good spirits attending that church service. this was his first public showing since announcing that he has the cancer spreading outside of his liver. he sat in on sunday school class taught by his niece. the president's wife was also there. he's 90 years old and the treatment for his cancer could be tricky because of his age and the fact that he announced it spread outside his liver. the prognosis for this cancer has not been released. the president says that he could release that prognosis as early as this week. his treatment will be held at emery university. reporting live in washington. edward lawrence. >> thank you very much. it's 5:19 right now. a lot of public wi-fi is available for free.
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that could come with a en cost. scammers are logging on to the unsecured servers and stealing your information. that's important since 22% of people admit in an aarp survey that they do personal business over public wi-fi. crooks are even setting up their own public wi-fi. >> so you think you're logging on to the airport or the hotel wi-fi account. but you're really logging on to the scammer's fake wi-fi account. >> scary. >> experts offer you simple advice. never ever enter your credit or debit card number or any personal information over public wi-fi. >> absolutely. start of the school year around the corner. experts say now is the time to break bad summer habits. the most common one, certainly my family is it's staying up late. they say cut back the bedtime gradually for kids and a good time to form good habits like reading. for kids who feel worried or
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anxious, remind them of their friends and the fun they will have in school. it is hard. because the kids enjoy -- my kids one teen, one pre-teen, like staying up late. >> that transition from the summer bedtime to the school, it still gets -- my mother used to get so peeved. it was the worst. still ahead on "today in new york," a creature feature in london. plus, a man on a thousand-mile walk gets an army of help on his last leg. you're watching "today in new york."
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a live look at the hamilton bridge on this monday morning. 5:24. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael, summer is certainly not over. >> the heat is sticking around. today will be the hottest day. we're going towards 94 degrees. then the heat slowly backs down. it's not like it goes away in a big way. it will be hot and humid much of this week. there's a look at storm tracker. quiet start. no rain. 94 in central park.
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96 your high in linden. higher humidity than yesterday because of the southwesterly flow. wintds at 5 to 8 miles per hour. 87 in garden city. cooler by the water in bridge hampton and once the sea breeze kicks in, it will be cooler at the immediate shore. before that, 92 ocean grove and 94 degrees your high temperature in franklin lakes. hot for everyone. overnight, sticky and warm. in the 70s in the city and 70s in many suburbs. even well north or west of town, we're hovering around 70 degrees. this is the time of year that the ac gets a good workout. that continues throughout this week because the humidity, yeah, it's going to be a while before we cool down. we'll keep you posted. >> plenty of time to get used to it. >> uh-huh. >> hi. >> hey lauren. >> good morning. we had one accident clear. we've had a lot of problems. very early for the problems. long island expressway by the van wyck expressway cleared. we have other issues there. a live look at the gowanus.
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it's a bit crowded already through industry city. the manhattan-bound side of the brooklyn bridge is open. we didn't have roadwork but there is an accident shutting down the brooklyn-bound side of the bridge. avoid that for now. if you're getting on the trains, we'll look at things there. nj transit path and subways all running on or close to schedule. >> very good. thank you. lots of strange and kind of scary looking creatures spotted this weekend outside of london. >> they were on display as part of the first ever creature ged on. sci-fi, fantasy and horror films and meet the talented artists that put it together. >> that's what i look like before hair and makeup. >> no. a man dressed like a star wars storm trooper completed nearly a 1,000-mile walk from northern california to san diego and back again. kevin doyle crossed the golden gate bridge saturday joined by
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dozens of supporters in their own costumes. he made the journey to honor his wife who died of pancreatic cancer two years ago. it was to raise money to help kids with cancer. >> she was just a sincere gratitude that people have shown me for what i've been doing. not only this year. but along the route all the way down and back. >> really is an amazing journey. he timed it so he arrived in san diego last month in time for comicon. very good. >> still ahead on "today in new york," the search for a man who police say attacked a little girl in her own home. plus the struggle to reach a passenger plane that went down over indonesia. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in lower manhattan. we'll be seeing the donald later on. donald trump will be reporting for jury duty. the republican candidate, his spokesman said if he's picked for a jury, we'll tell you what he said coming up.
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commuter alert. we're watching an overturned vehicle outbound on the brooklyn bridge blocking all lanes on the manhattan side. lauren will have more of that
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coming up. >> also, actor morgan freeman's granddaughter murdered in the street. what one witness saw and heard. why donald trump is heading today to court right here in new york city. "today in new york" starts now. followed by a crowd of people, no doubt. >> good morning everybody. 5:30 a.m. on this monday. it's august 17th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene rodriguez. she's got a couple of days off. >> chris is also off today. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. the hot forecast, raphi. >> even right now at this early hour, still 80 degrees. 79 outside right now. that's close to the average high temperature this time of year. we're headed well above average. 89 by lunchtime. a couple of storms are possible later on today. the big story is the hazy heat. a high temperature of 94 degrees. get ready to sweat it out before you head back to work today. let's see what lauren scala has
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to say about the commute so far. you might have seen this a few moments ago. we'll look at it again. the brooklyn bound side of the bridge shut down because of an accident with an overturned vehicle. lots of flashing lights. no traffic getting through. as of this moment, the manhattan bound side remains open. there is traffic building on the the bqe getting into this area. the williamsburg bridge and manhattan bridge are the way to go. the fdr drive, an accident northbound after 71st street. that shuts down two lanes. delays continue to build through here as well. i'll let you know, hopefully they'll be wrapped up soon and more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. a manhunt for a suspect who sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl. lori bordonaro is in staten island with more on the search for that suspect. lori? >> reporter: good morning, michael. police initially arrested that man for trespassing and released him before they were aware of this alleged rape.
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take a look here at this picture. this is the man that police want to question. he's 32-year-old daniel nyeto. he's 5'2", 125 pounds. police say on august 6th. he snuck into the girl's staten island home flew the unlocked back door, went into her bedroom and raped her. the family caught him trespassing. police say the 7-year-old girl did not report what happened until the next day after the man was already released. they're trying once again to track him down and then need your help. if you have any information on his whereabouts, police ask you to call crimestoppers. 800-577-tips. that's the latest from here in staten island. back to you. >> thank you very much, lori. police released the name of the suspect in the stabbing death of actor morgan freeman's granddaughter. davenport.
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he killed e'dena hines. they saw the suspect attacking hines and screaming. >> get out devils, i cast you out devils in the name of jesus christ, i cast you out. >> officers took davenport into custody at the scene. they brought him to the hospital for a psychological examination. in a statement, morgan freeman saying in part, the world will never know her artistry and talent, how much she had to offer. her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. may she rest in peace. it's 5:34. we want to check in with weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael is here. some saying best for last. >> i don't know about the best for last. humidity out there, i guess. another update for most of us dealing with the heat and humidity. the hottest day of 2015. do bring the umbrella to be on the safe side. it's not as hot towards the end
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of the week and weekend. it's quiet, high pressure day, especially in the morning. we have mostly clear skies. already starting out on a steamy note. temperatures cliechling rapidly into the 80s by lunchtime. by noon, 93 degrees at 3:00. that's where we see pop-up storms. the heat goes on for days. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast in a few. first lauren scala is here with a look at the commute. >> the brooklyn bound side of the brooklyn bridge still the spot to avoid with that closure. we're going to talk about mass transit. on the buses, a couple of detours. the b 24, 46, 60 and q 54. on the trains, we have delays on uptown 5 trains. everything else as far as major commuter lines and subways with the exception of the 5, they're running on regular routes and schedules. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. this morning, federal authorities are investigating a deadly plane crash at a long island railroad crossing.
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the small plane went down in bethpage yesterday morning. it burst into fire on the tracks near south oyster bay road. a pilot was killed. a passenger miraculously survived. good samaritans managed to pull the man away from the burning wreckage. >> especially when you pull the person out, he asked if there was still someone inside. the guy said yes. there was no way to get the other person out. >> the tracks and crossing gate had to be repaired. the mta then suspended service on the ronkonkoma line for most of the day. train service did kochl back late last night. the third man convicted in the b.a.s.e. jump, marko markovich will be sentenced later today. nearly two yearsing he and two others videotaped themselves parachuting off of one world trade. last month, two others avoided jail time and sentenced to a $2,000 fine and community service. happening today, city and state leaders will hold a town
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hall meeting in the bronx to answer questions about the legionnaires' outbreak. they'll discuss the city's plan to keep people safe. melissa viverito and carl hasty will be there. it takes place at 6:00 tonight at hostess community college. it looks like city officials are giving the all clear in the deadly legionnaires' outbreak. in all there were 124 cases reported. doctors treated and released 94 patients. no new cases in nearly two weeks. the death toll still staps stands at 12. they're confident that there's no new contaminated buildings or cooling towers discovered. the health department is reporting the first case of the west nile virus found in a human. it was confirmed in a brooklyn man over the age of 60. he was treated for viral meningitis. the city is going to spray
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pesticides in many queens neighborhoods to help stop the spread of west nile. >> now to decision 2016. republican presidential candidate donald trump coming off a busy weekend. he was at the iowa state fair. he released his immigration platform. i guess he's officially putting the campaign trail on hold to perform his civic doout i. katherine creag is here to explain. >> good morning, kerry. in the court of public opinion in civil court, we were told that he will definitely be here at 9:00 a.m. that's when he'll report here for jury duty. he had a busy weekend. he was campaigning in iowa. he also gave specifics on certainly international policies. he launched his campaign with controversial comments he made about mexico. he also talked with chuck todd about isis. >> isis is taking over a lot
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of -- you knock the hell out of the oil, we fake over the oil which we should have done in the first place. >> more about his mexico policy, if elected, if mexico refuse toss pay for a border wall, he would increase fees on visas and make mandatory returnable criminal aliens. he talked about children born in the u.s. to illegal immigrants. in the next live report, you have to wonder, kerry, about jury duty. typically it lasts two days. you have to be here for two days. 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. according to the spokesman, trump will be here whether he's picked or dismissed. back to you. >> that will be fascinating to watch. to our political news. we're getting a clarification on a report that hillary clinton received 60 classified e-mails on her private server. the washington times was first with the story. the state department tells us that the number may actually be higher.
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the e-mails were labeled classified after they were received by clinton. at the time she was serving as secretary of state. coming up on 5:40. a legendary champion for civil rights passed away. julian bond died saturday. he helped create the student nonviolent coordinating committee in atlanta. that was back in the 1906s. he was a close associate of dr. martin luther king, jr. julian bond served as chairman of the naacp for a decade. president obama called him a hero and a friend. julian bond was 57 years old. search and rescue teams are on the way to a crashed passenger plane in a remote part of western indonesia. that missing turbo prop was spotted in rugged terrain. there's a search team there that says the wreckage was still smoldering. they don't know if there are any survivors. among the 54 people on board, there were infants and children on board as well. the pilot reported poor visibility, bad weather
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yesterday and then his plane disappeared. the flight took off from jayapura. it was headed south on a flight that should have taken less than an hour. firefighters in california -- latest one is the warm fire sparked north of los angeles. ach few hours this fast growing fire exploded to cover 500 acres. it's burned three buildings but that number is expected to rise. right now, zero containment on this fire. kerry, we talked about them hoping for rain. they haven't had a lot out there. >> hardly any. a couple of inches here or there. hasn't been enough to get things under control. still ahead on "today in new york," the battling continues between taxi drivers and uber. also, hundreds, thousands across the nation, pets waking up in forever homes. it's all thanks to you. after the break, a look at the success of our clear the shelters campaign. we're going to have weather
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the l.i.e. it's 79 degrees. 5:44. it's pretty. it's not too bad yet out there i guess trafficwise. we'll check in with lauren -- >> did i call her laura? i'm sorry. >> i don't know a laura. >> those who know her very well call her laura. >> let's check in with robby. >> he'll be here in a minute. i'll take it from here guys. it's hot and muggy as well. a hot start today. brace yourselves and as much ac as you can. 70 degrees. clear skies in midtown. but we have fog we're tracking. visibility near zero in morristown. very dense fog here.
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that may slow you down a bit. visibility is looking pretty fine from new york city into the hudson valley. air quality alert day in effect for all these counties shaded in gray. not new york city. fairfield county, yes. but the good idea is to take it easy outside today. don't do that strenuous activity when it's the hottest part of the day with extra pollution out there. storm tracker shows quiet conditions from the hudson valley to the shore. it's sizzling once again. where we should be this time of year, nowhere near where we're going to be. 83 the average temperature as we slip farther into august. today, 94. it will be the hottest day of the heat wave. we've had 90 in the past two days. let's make it official. it's 68 now in kingston. deep into the hudson valley. a mild and muggy morning. 66 poughkeepsie. 73 degrees in bridgeport. 63 in monticello. 63 with that fog in morristown. watch out for the low visibility. sunshine and clouds. it's dry throughout the day. it's mostly dry as you head
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home. pop-up showers and storms. not everyone is going to get rained on today. do bring the umbrella in case you get a heavier downpour like yesterday. tomorrow morning, starts out dry. tuesday morning commute, a pleasant one. still hot and steamy. we're watching one or two hit or miss showers and storms tuesday afternoon. we should be drying out heading into wednesday. 94 a high temperature today. it's hot. pop-up storms are a possibility. but mostly dry. 76 overnight tonight. another night to keep the ac running. your seven-day forecast shows 90 for tomorrow. mostly dry. a storm popping up late in the day. best chance of rain as we head towards the end of the week. especially thursday and then friday into saturday, could be stormy and humid with tropical-like humidity. let's look at the commute with lauren. >> we've had big problems on the brooklyn bridge this morning. we'll take a live look. an accident involving an overturned vehicle shuts down all lanes.
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they're starting to wrap this up. we'll look at it from another angle from manhattan. i just saw they're starting to let cars on the ramp there. hopefully it clears out soon. in the meantime, still a spot to avoid. the brooklyn bound bridge. head to the manhattan bridge. i'llet you know as soon as it opens. the fdr drive, an accident northbound around 72nd street. it shuts down two lanes. heavy delays in both directions. rubber nesking happening as well. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. it's 5:48. a 2-year-old girl has an identified as one of the victims in the car accident. the toddler was a passenger in an suv that went airborne and landed in front of oncoming traffic on yesterday. two brooklyn residents were also killed in this four-vehicle crash. one other person remains in critical condition. taxi and limousine commissioner will meet with political leaders and taxi
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industry officials. we're told that they'll discuss the state of taxi and livery cabs in the city. this comes one day after members of the taxi and medallion owner drivers association rallied in lower manhattan. they want uber and lyft to face the same regulations as medallion owners. >> let them the same policy. we have to change the car every three years. let them do the change of cars every three years. let us -- that's all. they agreed to a four-month study on the impact of cars and traffic. in exchange, the city agreed not to cap uber's growth during that time. the department of motor vehicles is warning people stay away when they reopen. the dmv offices set to open up tomorrow after a week long $25 million project to upgrade their computers. this was at scene, lots of people waiting for hours in long
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lines that stretched outside and around the block. state officials say there's going to be similar lines tomorrow. hold off if you can. i'm sure they'll improve. >> right. we've been talking a lot about pets the past couple of weeks. today is black cat appreciation day. quite a few black cats found homes over the past weekend. of course, you know why. our clear shelters event took place on saturday. we're happy to report that more than 1,000 animals now have new homes. it was nbc stations all across the country taking part. nationwide, the total is nearly 18,000. that's awesome. we want to thank everybody who participated and adopted. be sure to tune in for a clear the shelters special, natalie morals will share the success stories from this worthwhile event. for more, you can head to nbcnewyork.com. so exciting and great to see the initial meetings there when you get to go home with your pets. it's so great.
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>> you just know. there's that moment where your eyes meet and it's love. >> fantastic. >> still ahead on "today in new york" at 5:50. a doctor dances in the street for a good cause. we're going to tell you the story behind these moves in scrubs you might say. a presidential play list. what kinds of music do you think motivates the commander in chief. we'll tell you.
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live look there at the ed koch queensboro bridge. how am i doing would be what the bridge would say as he often said. >> perhaps a heat wave started. >> i think we're going to do it. we've been close. seen like 89 instead of 90. that ruined the heat wave officially. today is a lock. now it won't happen since i said that. 94 is the forecast high. we're going to make it a heat wave today. there's a live look at storm tracker. it's clear. make it a beach day. that's going to be a great way to escape the heat. you can see the shorecast. beautiful weather from the rockaways. maybe rumbles of thunder this afternoon. plenty of great beach weather. waves two to three feet on the
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ocean. water temperature in the mid-70s. that's as toasty as it gets around here. water temperatures peak this time of year over the next couple of weeks. it's very high. you need lots of sunscreen. there is a moderate risk for rip current and new york city and south facing beaches. watch out for those heading near the water. >> been dicey. >> quite strong. what's going on, lauren? >> we have a little bit of problems on the rails and a little on the roads. going to start with the rails. we have delays on uptown 5 trains. otherwise, subways and major commuter lines look good. issues on the brooklyn bridge. you can see it from three different areas. the fdr drive southbound ramp to the bridge, you see police activity there and the middle facing brooklyn. the brooklyn bound side of the span is -- an overturned vehicle and to the right. that's what it looks like. the williamsburg or the manhattan bridges in the meantime to get around this. >> thank you, lauren.
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in boston, there's a street performer in scrubs using his hobby for a good cause. >> it's not a costume. he's performing surgery after this. >> he's a doctor. >>let hope not. >> i'm not sure how hygienic this is. he's performing for a crowd outside of tufts medical center. he started doing this dancing business for fun. but when the tips started piling up, it gave him an idea. he collected the money for charity. he's donated more than $5,000 to charity in the past couple of months. >> i want to engage people in a way that makes them think. how can i use that thing to improve the world around me? >> it's awesome. the dancing doctor donated to a group that delivers meals to the homebound and the animal rescue league. do you ever wonder what the president of the united states listens to when he's not making decision affecting millions of people? >> the white house released president obama's summer
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soundtrack on spotify. he actually has two lists. daytime and evening list. the president apparently having hot fun in the summertime with sly and the family stone. that old classic. justin timberlake. one of the president's favorite artists, al green. you can check out a full list on our website. nbcnewyork.com. >> it's a very sophisticated list. >> it is. >> president has good musical taste. >> no justin bieber on there. no five seconds of summer. he's a smart man. it's 5:57. next at 6:00, donald trump headed to jury duty. the republican presidential contender wants to take a break from the campaign trail as we kick off a new controversy on immigration. then also at 6:00 a.m., is delta shaming flyers. we'll tell you how they're responding to new accusations to price -- >> keep watching us. download "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
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new overnight details in the murder of morgan freeman's granddaughter. we'll tell you what we've just learned about the suspect. off the campaign trail and into the courtroom. donald trump headed to jury duty as voters react to his first official campaign policy. we'll tell you why tens of thousands of subway riders will be seeing rush hour delays, packed platforms and it's going to continue for the next three weeks. "today in new york" starts now. just what you need with the heat of the summer. 6:00 a.m. on this monday. august 17th. i'm michael gargiulo. it's always a good time, isn't it? i'm kerry barrett in for darlene rodriguez this morning. chris is off. raphael miranda is here. we head into the laser to mid-90s. >> that's right. we're etting back into the 90s later on today. 78 degrees. we've lost a couplemof degrees the past couple of hours.
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doesn't get much cooler than this. a steamy start. back to the ummer 80s. today's high ttrmperature. sultry 94 degrees. we're expecting to. that will be an official heat wave. that will be the first one of 2015. we'll tell you how long it sticks around. a look at your commute. >> raphi, good morning everyone. problems on the brooklyn bridge. kai simonsen live in chopper 4 over the sand. on the brooklyn bound side, all lanes shut down because of an accident with an overturned vehicle. it's towards the meshattan side of the bridge. this is brooklyn bound. alsl lanes shut down out there. manhattan bound side still open. in the meantime, you'll need to head over to the williamsburg or the manhattan bridge. police activity is on the ramp as well. we also have issues on the 5 train now. delays on uptown 5 trains. otherwiso, the roads look pretty good as well as the rest of the rails. more weather and traffic coming
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up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. police just made an arrest in the stabbing death of actor morgan freeman's granddaughter. lamar davenport killed 33-year-old e'dena hines early sunday morning. the aspiringelctress was found lying in the street near her washington heights home. she had been stabbed several times. davenport taken into custody at the scene. witnesses say they saw him attacking hines and screaming. >> get ou m get out devils. i cast you out devil. in the name of jesus christ,ke cast you out. >> in a statement, morgan freeman mourned hines saying in part, the world will never know her artistry and talent and how much she had to offer. her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. may she rest in peace. politics right now, the political circus heading to lower manhattan as donald trump
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republican presidential contender unveiled h controversial immigration plan. "today in new york's" katherine creag is outside the courthouse with more. kat? >> reporter: you never know, kerry. will the trump helicopter land here on this plaza? it remains to be seen. whether or not, however he arrives, he will walk up those stairs, 9:00 a.m. is when he's expected to arrive at the civil courthouse in lower manhattan. he had a busy weekend spending it in iowa campaigning. he gave specifics on certain campaign policies. he launched his campaign with controversial remarks made about mexico. he talked about taking a hard line against illegal immigration. he talked about children born in the u.s. to illegal immigrants. >> we have to keep the families together. >> but you're going to keep them together out. >> they have to go. >> what if they have no place to go? >> we'll work with them. they have to go. trump added, as part of this policy, if mexico refuses to pay
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for a new border law, he would impound -- so they cannot send money home. increase visas or mexican ceos and diplomats. for individuals who refuse to leave when their visa expires. when you take a look at the video of the donald in iowa, kerry, he looked like he had a nice reception. the people welcomed him. he got support. remains to be seen what people will do when he arrives from jury duty. back to you, kerry. >> will his hair hold up in this mooud humidity, that's the question. >> we'll talk about it at noon. stay on top of it. more political news to get to. the state department is clarifying report that hillary clinton had 60 classified e-mails on her private server. the washington times reported the story. the state department tells us
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that number may be higher. they say that these e-mails were labeled classified after they were received. clinton argues that no secrets were breached while she used her personal e-mail account as secretary of state. we have a commuter alert for subway riders today. marks the start of rush hour track work on four lines that run through queens. the mta say commuters say to expect -- monday through friday. it runs for the next three weeks. they will run less often during the evening as the rush hours. some express trains on the e and the f lines will run on the local tracks. they will be packed in there. it will be 90 degrees. it will be so much fun. we're all looking forward to it. >> it's slightly after 6:04. we'll get to weather and traffic anyway. hey, raphi. >> good morning, guys. getting ready for the heat and humidity today. it will be a tough one as you make your way into work, waiting on the platforms. high heat and humidity, couple
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of storms are possible as temperatures reach the 90s again. it gets a little less hot but muggy towards the weekend. here's a live look at storm tracker. we have a nice quiet start out there. dry in fire island. east hampton looking good. patchy dense fog in interior new jersey, especially morris county. watch out for that. the first forecast shows it steamy right now. 78 degrees. sultry stuff for you on this monday. take a look at the rest of your forecast. temperatures cliechling mbing near 90. temperatures peak this afternoon. making it our first official heat wave of the summer and hopefully the last one. i think we can agree on that. temperatures falling back down to the 90s for your evening commute. pop-up storms are possible. but mostly dry. let's take a look at the commute. see how it's going so far. lauren has a look at that. >> queens, long island expressway on that ramp to the van wyck expressway. police activity out there. the delays are very heavy getting on to that ramp. leave yourself extra time. on the buses, couple of detours out there.
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the b 24, 46, 60 and q 54. we do have delays on uptown 5 trains. but as far as the major commuter lines go, on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. we have problems on the brooklyn bridge. we'll have the details on the 4s. lauren, thank you. more commuter news to get to. trains moving once again on long island railroad ronkonkoma line. the plane went down in bethpage yesterday morning. it burst into flames on the tracks near south oyster bay road. the pilot was killed, the passenger amazingly survived. the good samaritans managed to pull that man away from the burning wreckage. >> there was still someone inside. the guy said yes. there was no way to get the other person out. >> the tracks and the crossing gate that were hit by the plane had to be repaired. so the mta suspended service on the ronkonkoma line for most of the day. train service was restored late last night. in new jersey, the ntsb is investigating a deadly plane
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crash in east caldwell. a 50-year-old pilot was killed when his plane went down early saturday near a daycare center. investigators are looking at the fuel system os a possible cause. officials expect to remove the wreckage from the crash site by the end of today. in new jersey, a six-hour standoff ended when police say a murder suspect took his own life. it happened on mt. who ab road in somerset county. they have not released the name of the suspect or his victims. they say he shot and killed a man and a woman before holing himself up in that home. the suspect opened fire on officers and hit one police cruiser. people from the small community could not believe what was happening. >> i'm overwhelmed. i cannot believe this is happening. >> that's why we moved here. it's relatively peaceful and quiet. but you never know these days. >> the standoff, a wide perimeter around the house.
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a lot of people were unable to get back to their own homes. this morning, everything is open again. it's 6:08. tonight city and state leaders will be answering questions for bronx residents at a meeting about the legionnaires' outbreak. officials will discuss the city's plans to keep people safe. it takes place at 6:00 tonight at hostess community college. city officials are confident this deadly outbreak is now contained. the health department says there were 124 cases. doctors have treated and released 94 people. there have been no new cases in nearly two weeks. the death toll stands at 12. there are no new contaminated buildings or cooling towers. we do have new health alert. new york city has this season's first human case of the west nile virus. the health department learned that a brooklyn man over the age of 60 contracted this disease. he was released from the hospital. tonight the city will spray pesticides in a lot of queens neighborhoods to try to help stop the spread of west nile.
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this morning, cnbc money report, apple's newest product -- landon dowdy joins us with the details and more. landon, made a seven-hour drive. i could have used the self-driving car. >> that would have been very nice. drive a little easier. apple's self-driving car may be closer to reality. the guardian reports documents show that apple is scouring for secure locations in california. they are looking for people with backgrounds in auto safety. they're housed miles from apple's new headquarters. delta is shaming customers into spending more on expensive upgrades. they say when you try to buy a cheap ticket. the website lists several restrictions before your final confirmation, including warnings that you're the last to board. you won't get a seat assignment for refund. it's only trying to make people aware of what they're buying. i know you didn't have to deal with this.
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>> you won't get on board early, you probably won't find a place for your bag. have a nice flight. >> here's some water. all right. you don't get water anymore. thanks so much. it's not what it used to be, is it? 6:10. still ahead, a major development in the minor leagues as baseball welcomes the first openly gay professional player. up next x an update on that major fire battle going on out west. crews are trying to contain nearly two dozen raging wildfires. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s straight ahead. you're watching "today in new york."
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four things to know this monday morning. the nypd need your help capturing the man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in staten island. investigators say that
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32-year-old daniel nieto snuck into the home, went into her bedroom and attacked her last week. police announced an arrest in the murder of morgan freeman's granddaughter. he's accused of fatally stabbing e'dena hines on a washington heights street. this morning, expect changes in rush hour service on the e, f, m and r trains. it's due to track work. expected to affect rush hours through september 4th. more info on nbcnewyork.com and lauren will have a commuter update in a few minutes. i have an update. tax-free shopping in connecticut. no tax on clothing or shoes that are $100 or less. the whole back to school season getting well under way. >> got to look good. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check in with raphael miranda. time to get the back to school clothes. remember those days? >> i do.
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>> it was two years ago. >> right. it's funny. you see all the fall clothes with jackets and sweaters. meanwhile, 95 degrees outside. getting ready for fall. patchy fog out there that we're tracking this morning. watch out for this. it may slow you down as you head into work across interior new jersey. visibility down to a mile and a half in sussex. we'll keep an eye on that. storm tracker right now, other than the fog, no weather problems this morning. mild and muggy. temperatures on long island. suffolk county. upper 60s to low 70s. 71 degrees. 70 in wading river. 70 in cutchogue. temperatures around the region, near 80 in the city. that's the hotspot. cooler 60s in poughkeepsie and 61, still muggy for you in monticello. as we look ahead to wednesday, it's all about the humidity. the heat today, heat gradually declines. the humidity sticks around. right through the middle of the
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week. maybe a pop-up storm on wednesday. especially towards the evening. better chance for rain thursday. especially friday. we keep it steamy and sultry into the weekend. temperatures in the 80s. tropical humidity. a few drenching downpours. which we do need by the way. we have a drought going on. that will be good news. baseball forecast. the twins taking onment yanks. hot and muggy. 87 degrees. future tracker shows dry through lunchtime. pop-up showers and storms especially north and west of town. 94. that makes it an official heat wave in central park. our first time this summer. 90 on tuesday. getting cooler gradually. humid into an unsettled pattern. the commute has been unsettled, i would say, lauren scala. >> just one trouble spot. unfortunately, it's a big one. kai simonsen is live over the brooklyn bridge where lanes are shut down with an accident investigation on the brooklyn-bound side of the brooklyn bridge.
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an overturned vehicle out there. still in the same position. they have not uprighted that yet. in addition to that, we have the ramps to and from the if. dr drive. they're shut down. head to the manhattan bridge for the williamsburg bridge. this is not affecting the manhattan-bound side of the span. inbound traffic doing fine. the bqe is not backed up because of this. this accident investigation will likely be out there for a while. let's head over to some better news. here's the long island expressway in queens. it's a slow ride this morning. especially on the ramp. you can see off the grand central parkway on to the westbound l.i.e. just a little congested out there. to the holland tunnel, things look good out there. five minutes into the tolls here. about ten minutes at the lincoln tunnel. no delay at all at the george washington bridge. make sure you move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. rescuers are struggling with rugged terrain as they try to get to a crashed passenger plane
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in indonesia. it was spotted by air. by a search team. couldn't determine whether any of the people on board survived. took off sunday from the regional capital for a short flight. then the plane vanished. people's homes were destroyed from massive explosions are demanding compensation. they want the government to buy back their homes. the warehouse where the explosions took place was built illegally illegally. the numbers are staggering. 114 people are dead. 700 still hospitalized. 70 others at this point remain missing. we're learning the army parachutist in a midair collision over chicago has died. doctors tried unsuccessfully to save him. he was a member of the army golden knights. he hit another military parachutist during the stunt.
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he apparently lost consciousness and slammed into a building. the incident was caught on video. it's too gruesome to show you. it's 6:19. happening now, there are 19 major wildfires burning in california. this is the latest one. it's called the warm fire. it sparked yesterday north of l.a. but it grew to 500 acres in a few hours. so far it's burned three buildings. that number obviously expected to rise. right now the fire is not contained at all. the "today" show is following the e overnight developments in that wildfire battle. they've had a tough time of it on the west coast. miguel almaguer will have more on the "today" show. officials are telling people when the dmv opens, avoid it for a few days. nfl players sparking a parenting debate. what do you think of this? should kids be rewarded simply for participating? this is interesting. you're watching "today in new york."
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6:23. emotional day at the pga championship. jason day had tears in his eyes as he won his first major tournament of his career. he won it in an impressive way. became the first golfer to ever finish a major championship at 20 under. the win quickly became a family affair. he was joined on the green by his young son. and by his wife. congratulations to hmm. major league baseball prospect is breaking new ground announcing that he's gay. he's on the milwaukee brewers farm team. called the helena montana brewers.
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until now, players have only come out after they left the majors. denson tells a milwaukee newspaper say his teammates gave him a lot of encouragement. time for a look at weather and traffic on the 4s. sitting there watching the temperature drop. >> a tick. down to 78 degrees. we're really cool now. but it's also steamy. negates any temperature drop. it's muggy this morning. you can see on storm tracker, quiet, no rain to worry about. we're dealing with that chance for pop-up showers and storms. take a look at the high temperature today. high of 94. that's the high in midtown. making it an official heat wave. 96 the high in linden. temperatures a bit cooler. but still muggy for long island. not really any relief for you. 91 in farmingdale. 94 in east brunswick. 93 degrees in milford. high humidity in the poconos and pennsylvania. overnight, down to 76 for a low. the ac stays on throughout.
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it's a sticky night ahead. partly cloudy skies. we'll do it again tomorrow. temperatures gradually slide off day by day. it takes a while but this humidity, this bad hair weather will be with us all week long. fire up the hairspray. >> that doesn't always work. >> we try. >> michael complains about this all the time. anyway, there will be things to complain about this morning if you're taking the subways. delays on uptown 5 trains due to signal problems. then in about four minutes, we're going to have subway track work that begins. it's going to be during the rush hour in the morning and the evening. something you don't see often. you can expect delays and service changes on the e, f, m and r lines. a lot of them that run express will be running local. that will add extra time on your commute. e trains to or from jamaica. 179th street. that's a nice headache through september 4th. >> but we still have big
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problems brooklyn bound. bridges shut down. the details in a few minutes. >> up next, though, presidential contender heads to court this morning. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag. live in lower manhattan where donald trump will be arriving for jury duty a little later this morning. what will happen to his campaign if he's picked for a jury? we'll tell you what a spokesman said about that coming up. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live in staten island where police are searching for a man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl. i'll have the latest from the police precinct coming up. >> if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. york." download the "news 4 new york" now. we'll be right back.
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now at 6:30, a manhunt is under way for a man accused of attacking a 7-year-old girl inside her own bedroom. >> donald trump is headed to jury duty. the republican presidential contender is forced to take a break as he kicks off a new controversy on immigration. start a heat wave today as the temperatures get ready to
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soar into the 90s. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. it is 6:30 a.m. on this monday, august 17th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> chris is off. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. he's warning us, do not be fooled by the temperature going down to 78 degrees at this point. >> it is not a sign of things to come. temperature will be rising quickly. good morning guys. as you said, getting ready for a first heat wave of the summer. haven't had three 90-degree days in a row. we're back to 89. hazy and hot through lunchtime. the high today, 94 degrees. making it the hottest day of bunch. hot and muggy this afternoon. couple of storms are possible. bring your umbrella. when will the heat end? lauren scala has the first 4 traffic. >> raphael, good morning everyone. still big problems on the brooklyn bridge. kai simonsen live in chopper 4 over the scene of an accident investigation.
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you can see in the center of the screen. that involves an overturned vehicle. it's been out there for a while. you can see a lot of police activity on the scene. the ramps to and from the brooklyn bridge to the fdr are closed down. manhattan bound side of the span not affected by this. if you need to get to brooklyn, you have to take the manhattan bridge or the williamsburg bridge in meantime. because it's an investigation, it will likely be there for a while. another overturned vehicle on the major degree an. this is northbound by the fordham road exit. that shuts down two lanes. delays building in both directions. got word of a disabled vehicle on the rfk triboro bridge. the details coming up on the 4s. police asking for your help wanted for attacking and raping a young girl. lori bordonaro is in the graniteville section of staten island with that story. lori? >> reporter: good morning, mario cuomo al. police say that man went in through an unlocked back door and raped the 7-year-old girl inside her bedroom.
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take a look here. this is the man police are looking for. he's 32-year-old daniel knee et owe. he's about 5'2", 125 pounds. the girl's family caught him trespassing. he was arrested and released that same day, august 6th. it wasn't until the next day police say the 7-year-old came forward to report what had happened. the man has no criminal history and the family does not know him. now they're trying to track him down. they say he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black vest, brown pants and brown shoes. they're asking anyone who saw him to call crimestoppers, 800-577-tips much that's the latest from staten island, kerry and michael back to you. >> thank you very much. new this morning, police made an arrest in the killing of morgan freeman's granddaughter. 30-year-old davenport facing murder charges in the stabbing death of e'dena hines. she was found lying in the street near her home in washington heights. this was early yesterday. he's being held for a
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psychiatric evaluation. lawmakers and industry officials will meet to discuss the state of taxi and livery cabs in the city. the taxi and limousine commissioner will be at this invitation only meeting. yesterday members of the taxi medallion owner/driver association rallied in lower manhattan. they want companies like uber and lyft to face the same regulations that they do as medallion owners. >> if the company come, we don't mind. let them the same policy we have to change the car every three years. let them do that. let us treat fairly. that's all. >> last month the city and uber agreed on a four-month study on the impact of their cars on traffic. in exchange, the city agreed not to cap uber's growth at least during tha time. it is 6:34. time now for weather and traffic on the 4s.
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we inch down a couple of degrees but we're headed back up. >> we're going to springboard once the sun comes out later on today. you can see in the weather head liechbs, a tough day of heat and humidity ahead. tracking showers and storms. we had the spotty downpours. most of us stayed dry. it's not as hot finally by the end of the week into the weekend. we'll ease out of the heat but not the humidity. not much going on right now on storm tracker. it's 78 degrees already. temperatures rising rapidly after 8:00. look, by lunchtime near 90 degrees and coasting along in the 90s through the afternoon. pop-up storms possible towards your evening commute. it's all about the heat and humidity today. take a look at the seven-day forecast and show you when relief is in sight. lauren scala has a look at your commute. >> the brooklyn bound bridge shutdown. that will be out there for a while. we have a disabled vehicle on to the rfk triboro bridge. that's in the right lane.
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you can see delays building through here. then if you're getting on the trains, we still have delays on upthwn 5 trains. now we have track work that's begun between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., expect delays and service changes on the ef, m and r lines. no trains to or from jamaica. this will happen again in the evening rush. this is through september 4th. they're working to repair and replace some of the express tracks. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s.e>> we'll see you, lauren. thank you. to decision 2016. this morning, donald trump moving from the campaign trail to courtroom as he reports for jury duty "today in new york's" katherine creag is outside of the courthouse. this, of course, happenie ng just as he's sparking a new controversy. >> reporter: right. exactly. a controversy on his policy about mexico, kerry. it's expected to be a circus here when he arrives to the civil courthouse here at 60 center street. 9:00 a.m. is when he's expected to arrive. a spokesman said you better
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believe he will be here. ep spent the weekend busy in iowa campaigning. he gave specifics on certain international policies. he launched his campaign with controversial remarks made about mexico and his people. he talked about taking a hard line against illegal immigration. mexico is taking our business. mexico is the new china. >> more about his mexico policy. he said if elected, if mexico refuse toss pay for a new border wall he wants built, he would increase fees for mexican ceos d diplomats and make mandatory a return of criminal aliens if he's picked -- let that sink in. if he's picked for a jury, a spokesman said he would solutely stay with the trial, be a juror on this case and at the same time campaigning, kerry. back to you. >> i can't imagine how that's going to work. we shall see. thank you. all right. 6:37 right now. happening today, the third man
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convicted in the b.a.s.e. jump f of one world trade center, marko markovich, he will be sentenced today. he and two others videotaped themselves parachuting off the building. last week two others avoided ja time. they were sentenced to a $2,000 fine and to do community service. we are learning that a 2-year-old girl was one of the victims in a deadly accident on the taconic state parkway in yorktown. police say t toddler was a passenger in the suv that went airborne and landing in front of onlacoming traffic. this was saturday afternoon. be two brooklyn residents were also killed in this four-car crash. federal agents are investigating the deadly crash at a long island railroad crossing. a single engine plane went down in bethpage yesterday morning bursting into flames on the tracks near south oyster bay road. pilot was killed, a passenger, though, miraculously survived. the accident shut down the ronkonkoma line for more than 12 hours. in new jersey, the ntsb
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suspected there was a fuel stem problem that caused a small plane crash in west caldwell. a 50-year-old pilot was killed wawhen the plane wenw down. they expect to remove the wreckage of the cessna from the scene by the end of today. 6:38. a jersey shore amusement park was getting the green light to rebuild nearly three years after hurrican sandy. we all remember this defining image of sandy. it's the jet star roller coaster sticking out of the ocean in seaside heights. the owners, it's been approved to rebuild a nearly 60,000 square foot section of the er. connecticut drivers could have an extra painful day if they have to gf to the dmv tomorrow. it's the first day the dmv offices will be back open after a week long $25 million upgrade to their computer system. officials think this week off is going to cause extra long lines similar to scene you see here. this was the day before it closed.
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on that day, many people had to wa it for hours in long lines that stretched outside. did the dmv waits, we've all spent them. >> never under an hour. 6:39 now. up next, a rocking time on the shore. how one of music's biggest bands is helping build -- in new jersey. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new york" as we look at the belt parkway by jfk.
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than 1,000 animals now have new homes. nbc television stations across the country took part and nearly 18,000 animals were adopted nationwide. that's fantastic. >> yes. be sure to tune in saturday nioight at 7:00 for our clear the shelters special. nbc's natal morales will share success stories from this event and for more information in the meantime, head to nbcnewyork.com and no need to let the momentum slide. yooru can adopt a dog or cat or reptile any day of the week. >> 6:44 right now. tincme for check of weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with raphael miranva looking out over the plaza. raphi, it looks beautiful. but it's going to be beautiful and hot. >> if only the temperature would stay at 8 degrees. >> it's going to be 15 to 18 degrees warmer than it is now. it's muggy out there. it's a sticky start to your day. definitely a day where you'll try to stay cool anyway you can. ac will be your friend today.
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winds are pretty light. not much of a breeze. breeze will kick up later on s to tday. we've been tracking fog. 78 in strat park. nse fog north and west of new yorkity. specifically in morristown and sussex. visibility reduced there. popped up to 7. temperatures warm up. 3/4 of a mile visibility in sussex. keep that in mind if you're heading into the city. just like yesterday, much of new jersey, all the counties shaded in gray and fairfield county, really everyone the idea is to take it epy. yo wa to limit the strenuo outdoor activity with the air quality not so great on this hot and steamy day. on storm tracker, a quiet picture now. we could have storms later on today. they'll be few and far between. 71 in mamaroneck pmaroneck. 70 in long branch. temperatures in the -- temperatures in the 80s this time of year.
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instead we're doing mid-90s. about 11 degrees above average. thois wilmake it a heat wave. this will be our third day in a row with temperatures at or above 90 degrees. even a: 7:00 tonight for the twins taking on the yanks, it's still 87t the first pitch. it's going ho be a hot and muggy game. go and get ready to drink lots of water and try to stay cool. here's a look at the seoun-day forecast. 94 for today. temperatures peaking but still hot tomorrow with a high of 90 degrees. couple of scattered storms are possible late wednesday and especially thursday and friday. stays very humid, very sultry with temperatures in the mid-80s into the weekend. let's get a check of that copmmute. how is it looking? >> ongoing problems on the brooklyn bridge. kai simonsen live in chopper 4 over the scene of an investigation. thup t shuts down the brooklyn bound lanes on the brooklyn bridge. you can see an overturned vehicle still out there. lots of police activity. we also have the ramp closed from the fdr drive to the brooklyn bridge. some delays in that area. the manhattan bound bridge, you
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can see moving along fine. the williamsburg bridge or the manhattan bridge and of course the hugh l. carey tunnel. an overturned vehicle there as well. northbound by fordham road. you can see the delays it's causing on the alexander hamilton bridge coming off of that on to the major deegan. that's northbound, one lane gets by by fordham road because of that vehicle. weat have delays on uptown 5 trains due to signal problems. then we also have delays and service changes on the e, f, m and r. this is track work taking place in the morning and evening rush. no e trains to work from. nj transit commuters, some delays on the north jerse coastline and essex lines. they say because of amtrak switch problems. the worst is 20 minutes. they're scattered. not a full delay yet. we'll keep a close eye on it. back to you, kerry and michael. >> thank you. in new jersey, 50,000 people
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crowded an atlantic city beach to see maroon 5. >> adam levine. his hair looks different. did he shave ? >> i don't know. >> ilohink he did. >> there you go. >> show was part of a makeover for the struggling resort town. it's to brio owe this thursday, about 100,000 people are pected to crowd this five-block beach venue to see country music super group rascal flatts. straight outta compton heading to the top of the box office. >> what up? >> i got something to say. >> the bu pic of the rap group nwa and members incyoding ice cube and dr. dre is beating studio expectations. cost about $29 million to make this movie. they've earned more than $56
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million in the opening weekend. a street dancing doctor making a difference in boston. when does he have time to practice those moves? that is not a costume. that is a doctor entertaining a crowd outside a tufts medical center. he does this twice a week to raise money for a variety of charities. he's also hoping to inspire others to give back. >> to engage people in a way that makes them think, i like doing x thing. how can i use that thing to improve the world around me? >> he's done a lot of improving. since may he's donated more than $5,000 to charity. money he raises through tips as people watch him dance. >> i love that story, too. also it changes the relationship people have with him as a doctor, which is great. >> very cool. 6:49 right now. up next, a major parenting debate. it's sparked by an nfl star.
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should kids get trophies for participating? >> all righty. we'll talk about that. you're watching "today in new york."
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one pro football player getting mixed reactions for taking away so-called participation trophies from his own children. >> pittsburgh steelers linebacker, james harrison posted this picture on instagram. he's returning the trophies that his two boys received saying that they need to earn real ones. some people praised his actions. others are critical of them saying the trophies encourage kids to work harder to earn another one. here's a quick personal note. i played tee ball in like first grade and i was horrible at it. but they gave me a participation trophy. but i knew it didn't mean anything. i knew they just gave it to me because i was there. it had a lesser -- i knew it didn't mean anything even that that young age. >> some people say it encourages kids sniemts they misspelled my
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name on the trophy. that might have had something to do with it. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in with matt and savannah and see what's ahead on this monday morning. >> we're going to talk about that store any trending coming up as well. >> a lot of thoughts on that one. coming up on the show, we'll start with politics. donald trump talking policy. offering the first specifics of his presidential campaign. we'll have a lot more of chuck todd's exclusive interview with the republican front-runner. airbnb horror stories shining a light on safety concerns when you travel. we'll hear from him. can true love be a swipe away? we're diving into the secrets of dating in the digital age when we see you on a monday morning. >> i was going to say, when you were kids, sometimes it was tough love for sports and that can be rough, too? >> but i think it's gone way far in the other direction. >> yeah. >> i really do. i got kids playing sports.
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you know what, everybody doesn't have to get something at the end of the season. >> wow. >> i was terrible at sports. that's why the chess club was alluring for me. >> doesn't that explain a lot? >> all right. guys. looking forward to that. up next, we'll check in with lauren for updates on the problems on the brooklyn bridge.
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right now a manhunt is under way for the man who allegedly attacked a little girl inside her own bedroom. >> lori bordonaro is in the graniteville section of staten island with a look at the suspect. lori? >> reporter: good morning, kerry and michael. police are looking for 32-year-old daniel knee et owe accused of raping that 7-year-old girl. about 32 years old, 5'2", 125 pounds. he went into the girl's staten island home through an unlocked back door. went into her bedroom and raped her. he was arrested and released that same day. her family and police both unaware of what had happened until the next day. kerry and michael, now they're asking anyone who may have
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information on his whereabouts to come forward. thank you. >> thank you very much. we want to check in with a major situation we're watching in traffic. >> this accident investigation ongoing on the brooklyn bridge. kai simonsen live in chopper 4 where all lanes on the brooklyn bound side of the brooklyn bridge remain closed. a lot of police as the accident investigation is ongoing. it shuts down the ramp from the fdr drive to the brooklyn bridge. if you need to get to manhattan, you can get there. it's the manhattan bridge or the williamsburg. i have know that sounds confusing. also on the major deegan. northbound, an overturned vehicle by fordham road. the ramp is also shut down from the northbound degree an to fordham road. ugly there as well. >> lauren, thanks. hazy, hot and humid. 94 degrees. our first heat wave in central park so far this season. we could have a few pop-up storms later on today. bring your umbrella.
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it's sticky overnight with a low of 76 degrees. still hot and humid for tuesday. 90 degrees. temperatures gradually backing down to the 80s. it stays steamy through the end of the week. stormy as well. especially by thursday and friday. get ready to sweat. >> you heard it here first, guys. the "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. the hot zone. a big portion of the eastern u.s. bracing for a heat wave. while out west more than a hundred wildfires rage. dozens of homes destroyed by an unprecedented blaze in washington state. we are there live. worth the wait? donald trump finally gets specific on key issues in the presidential campaign, hitting on immigration -- >> they have to go. >> -- sending ground troops back to iraq. >> you knock the hell out of the
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oil, take back the oil. >> and the surprising place he gets mille itary advice. >> well, i watch the show. fatal accident. a navy parachutist ties after colliding with another. their team on a safety standdown. we'll have the latest. and it's a jungle out there. a blistering article about working conditions at amazon goes viral. claims of 80-hour work weeks, brutal competition, employees reduced to tears. how the company's ceo is firing back today, monday, august 17, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from stay in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i talk about that amazon story, the working conditions at amazon going viral. it hit the front page of the "new york times" yesterday and
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it is getting enormous traction. >> that's right. it's the most e-mailed, most read story on the "new york times" website now. it describes a cruel and backstabbing culture. jeff bezos said this is not the company i recognize. we'll have more coming up. >> we will. starting with the heat. a hot and humid day on tap for millions. dylan is here for al with a first look at the weather. >> we are in the middle of a heat wave in the northeast. it takes three temperatures at 90 or higher. with the area of high pressure dominating the eastern half of the country it's not only pumping in heat but humidity. in the southwest, we have near record heat again today with the area of high pressure producing some excessive heat warnings and heat advisories across southern california, 9/11 into southwestern arizona. temperatures rubbing 5 to 10 degrees above average. yuma, arizona, 115. palm springs 115.

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